Daily Independent Journal from San Rafael, California on June 16, 1956 · Page 1
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Daily Independent Journal from San Rafael, California · Page 1

San Rafael, California
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Saturday, June 16, 1956
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RAINFALL Season to date 53.18 This date last year.... 25.15 Seasonal average 35.09 TEMPERATURES San Rafael noon today.. 74 Yesterday....high 82, low 51 96TH YEAR DAILY Est. 1861 SERVINO ALL OF MARIN COUNTY WEATHER FORECAST Bay Area: Fair through Sunday except early morning clouds; slightly warmer Sunday; west winds 10 to 18 m.p.h. afternoons. $1.50 A MONTH BY CARRIER SAN RAFAEL, CALIFORNIA, SATURDAY, JUNE 16, 1956 GUnwood 4-3020 5c PER COPY No. 74 Vivian Hallinan Fends Off Rape Try In Ross Home Mrs. Vincent Hallinan, wife of the controversial San Francisco attorney, last night fended off a would-be rapist who broke into her Ross mansion with two companions. The attractive Vivian Hallinan, mother of six, was stripped of her robe and nightgown by the assailant after the trio entered the house through an unlocked front door at 11 p.m. After terrorizing Mrs. Hallinan in her bedroom and kitchen, he and his companions left with cash and liquor. Ross Police Chief Joseph Regoni gave this account of Mrs. Hallman’s terrorizing experience: Mrs. Hallinan was in her up­ stairs bedroom, alone in the 22-room mansion except for a maid who was sleeping in a downstairs bedroom. She told police she heard footsteps on the stairs and thought it was her husband, returning early from a business trip to New York City. She said she went to the bedroom door and called “Vince, is that you?” As she did, she saw the would-be attacker duck into a bedroom door down the hall. She locked herself in the room, but before she could call police on her bedroom phone the man kicked in her door and ordered her to remove her clothes. According to police reports, Mrs. Hallinan, who underwent surgery last year, pleaded with the attacker, saying, “Leave me alone. I have cancer, I’m a sick woman.” The assailant allegedly replied. “I don’t give a what you have,” and tore off her robe and nightgown. Mrs. Hallinan told police she succeeded in talking the man, who she said “looked like a thug” out of assaulting her. By this time the attacker, described as about 25 years old, had ripped the phone off the bedroom wall. Mrs. Hallinan got him to go downstairs with her, hoping she could use another telephone extension to call for help. In her kitchen she found two other men, also between 22 and 25 years old, and another phone ripped off the wall. Mrs. Hallinan told police that she was again threatened with rape while she was in the kitchen with the three youths, all of whom had evidently been drinking. She said the man who kicked in her door asked her to sit on his knee. When she refused his advances and again succeeded in calming him somewhat he told her he had a wife and a two-week-old baby. According to the police report, the other men did not join in the rape attempts and remained quiet while Mrs. Hallinan talked, except to address (Continued on page seven) New Employer Offer Made To Carpenters Package Proposal Hints Acceptance Of Seven-Hour Day Car Smashup Kills Hamilton Airman TWO YEARS WORK and dredging of about a million cubic yards of material have gone into reshaping of the Corte Madera Creek area at Green- brae. A portion of Greenbrae residential area is shown at top. Widened and re-channeled creek is shown in white, with newly created fill land for an expanded shopping center north of the main channel, and site of a lagoon-type residential development south of the channel. Work is being done by the Schultz companies of Greenbrae. (Aerial photo by R. M. Towill, Inc., San Francisco) Survey Set Of Entrance To Lagoon PT. REYES GIRL IS 13th POLIO Army Engineer headquarters in Washington, D.C., have authorized a $2,500 hydrographic survey of the entrance to Bolinas Lagoon. Congressman Hubert Scudder relayed word of the project authorization to the Independent-Journal by telephone yesterday. The survey, he said, is a necessary preliminary to a possible joint dredging project by the Army Engineers and the Bolinas Lagoon harbor development district. Scudder said the engineers will study the feasibility of dredging and possible costs. CASE IN MARIN Marin’s 13th polio case this year was reported yesterday by Dr. Carolyn B. Albrecht, Marin health officer. A 19-year-old woman from Pt. Reyes Station was diagnosed Thursday as having non-paralytic polio. She was admitted to Marin General Hospital Monday for observation. Dr. Albrecht pointed out there weren’t any indications of muscular involvement yet but the diagnosis regarding the possibility of paralysis isn’t complete. . San Rafael 100 Villa Àvenue NEW —■ 3 bedrooms, tile bath, double garage, built-in stove, level corner lot. OPEN SUNDAY $17,500 —TERMS Big Dredging Project Reshapes Creek Area First phase of a two-year dredging and filling operation which has completely reshaped the Corte Madera Creek area from Highway 101 west almost to Kentfield, ended this week as the San Francisco Bridge Company’s heavy dredge Pronto completed its work and left the area. Some additional dredging remains to be done. The Schultz Construction Co. and its allied companies, developers of Greenbrae, started dredging the creek in .June, 1954. During the two-year operation, they have dredged approximately a million cubic yards of material from the creek and filled about 200 acres of marsh land. Provision has been made for a yacht harbor near the shopping center, said Niels Schultz Jr., a partner in the Schultz firms. Schultz went on to point out that straightening and dredging of the creek have created a 225-foot-wide channel, ideal for water sports and perfectly fitted to plans for any flood control project which may be undertaken in the area. Other products of the dredg: (Continued on page seven) WHERE TO FIND IT Two dredges, one with a 15- inch pump, and the other eight- inch, have worked on the job. The creek channel has been rerouted and straightened, and the old channel filled to add 30 acres to the existing 30- acre Bon Air shopping center site. First step toward expansion of the shopping center to make it a full-fledged regional center have been taken with construction of several stores, now available for lease, adjacent to the Bon Air Supermarket and neighboring shops. Book Reviews ...............M12 Church Pages ....M14, M15 Comics .......................... 6 Crossword Puzzle ........... 8 Dairy Market..................14 Do It Yourself.............Mil Editorial Page................ 4 Garden Page ..............M13 Marin Calendar...............14 Marin Women................ 2 Music and Drama M5 Nature Notes................M2 Parents Corner.............. 8 Radio Log .................... 8 Sports ............................ 5 Theaters........................ 2 Tide Chart.....................14 TV Log for Week........... ...................Tl, T2, T3, T4 Vital Statistics .............. 8 World News in Brief 3 Bay Area employer groups last night presented a package proposal for a carpenters’ working contract “recognizing in principle the union s demand for a seven-hour day,” according to a spokesman for the employers. The seven-hour day demand has been the keystone of union demands in negotiations towards a contract to supercede the one which expired at midnight last night. The employers’ spokesman said today that his group’s proposal hinges on contention that “the economy of the construction industry does not now require a shortened working day, but we have, in our proposal, indicated our willingness to discuss it when and if that economy changes.” EXACT WORDING Exact wording of this clause of the employers’ offer is When the union and the employer consider and agree that conditions in the industry, in the area covered by this agree meat, warrant a seve daj or a shortened work week, the union and the employer shall jointly give adequate consideration and discussion of such changes.” The employers’ proposal also includes, in addition to several “fringe” offers, the following: 1. Agreement to employer participation in cost of administration of the industry-union joint apprenticeship program. $3.05 RATE HERE 2. Agreement to add a five cent-per-hour wage increase to the 10-cent increase automatically granted May 1. Present rate, including the May 1 raise, is $3 per hour. The spokesman said the $3 rate will continue in other areas of the state, but the employers’ offer would raise the wage to $3.05 in the Bay Area. The proposal was to be discussed by the union’s council (Continued on page seven) JAPANESE SHIP SAILS INTO DRAKE’S BAY The Nippon Maru, first Japanese training vessel to visit the Bay Area since World War II, lay at anchor today in Drake's Bay on Marin’s west coast. Companion Injured As Auto Overturns The sailing craft, more than 200 feet long, moved into the bay yesterday, and will remain until Monday, when it will move into San Francisco Bay. The vessel’s arrival followed by one day formal announcement by the Drake Navigators Guild of its conclusion it has pin-pointed the spot another foreign sailing vessel—Sir Francis Drake’s Golden Hind—visited the bay in 1579 for a 36-day period. (See today’s Marin Magazine for details of the Drake landing in West Marin 377 irs ago tomorrow. An airman from Hamilton Field was killed and another injured early today when their car went off Lucas Valley road, apparently overturned and came to rest 105 feet below the road. Dead is A2/c Leland G. Dickinson, 21, attached to the 78th Hospital-Dental Clinic at Hamilton. Dickinson was a passenger in a car driven ----------— 3 Rivals Press No Progress In Steel Talks Told NEW YORK U !)—Negotiators for the Big Three steel companies and the United Steel Workers of America met for two and one-half hours today to try to break a stalemate on the terms of a new contract. Neither side would comment on what progress, if any, had been reached. They said they would meet again tomorrow at 2 p.m. The union turned down management’s first offer. Failure to reach agreement by June 30 when present contracts expire could lead to a strike In the pivotal industry. Neither side was optimistic that agreement could be quickly reached. Middlecoff; He Has 281 For 72 ROCHESTER, N. Y. W—Cary Middlecoff stumbled home with a final round of par 70 and a 72-hole total of 281 in the Na tional Open Golf Champion ship today. Then he waited to see if three pressing rivals could catch him—Ben Hogan, Julius Boros and Ted Kroll. Middlecoff shot rounds of 71 70-70-70, one over par for the four trips over the 6,902-yard Oak Hill course. Peter Thomson, Australia, yesterday’s leader, finished with 70-69-75-71—285. Thomson had a 75 on the back nine for a 214 total. Sev eral late-starting players had a chance to overtake him. Belmont Stakes Won By Needles NEW YORK W—Needles, winner of the Kentucky Derby, came from far back in the last half-mile to win the $119,650 Belmont stakes today. Career Boy was second and Fabius third. Needles, ridden by Dave Erb, covered the mile and one-half in 2:29 4-5 to win $83,600. TODAY'S SCORES Milwaukee .. 000 000 020 —2 7 1 Brooklyn .... 200 000 01x —3 8 0 Cincinnati 000 100 000'02—3 5 0 New York 000 000 100 00—1 7 0 St. Louis-Pittsburgh called, rain. Refrigerators - Dryers - TV Unheard of Reductions Large stock of new and used appliances must go to make room for soon to arrive 1957 MODEL TELEVISION Come in Sunday for Extra Special Buys Glen's TV and Appliances 637 SAN ANSELMO AVE., SAN ANSELMO by Al/c Leo G. Davis, 23, 78th Base Hospital Unit. Davig is being treated at the air base hospital. According to the California Highway Patrol, the accident occurred at approximately 12:30 a.m. Davis and Dickinson were en route back to the base after a squadron party at Rancho Nicasio. The car apparently went out of control at the top of Big Rock Ridge on the Lucas Valley road, and went off the road on the left (north) side, coming to rest at a point 145 feet sway and 108 feet below the road. Both men were apparently thrown from the vehicle. Davis lay unconscious for about an hour. When he recovered consciousness, he found that Dickinson was dead. Davis crawled up the bank to the road and was picked up by a passing motorist and taken to a nearby ranch. He tele phoned to the CHP at 2:58 a.m., and an ambulance summoned by CHP officers took him to the Hamilton hospital. investigation by CHP officers Steve Liswood and John Halligan was still under way this morning. Dickinson’s death brought to five the number of highway fatalities in Marin this year. A sixth automobile fatality occurred several weeks ago when a Lark(Continued on page seven) 1-ARMED BANDIT Burglar, Pals Beat Pair In Corte Madera What a fiction writer could title ‘The Case of the One- Armed Bandit,” occurred early today in Corte Madera. Six men, including a one- armed man, beat up two others who surprised one of the six in Joe’s Patio restaurant after the establishment was closed. Martin McDonald of Larkspur and George Salata of Corte Madera were in the upstairs bar at Joe’s just after midnight when they heard noises from the closed restaurant below. Investigating, they found a man running out of the restaurant and gave chase. They were jumped by five others, apparently waiting for the man in the restaurant. In the mllee, McDonald was badly beaten. He told investigating officers that the one- armed man stomped on his leg, breaking it. He was taken to Ross General Hospital for treatment, and later transferred to Marin General, where ho (Continued on page seven) Novatans Are Whooping It Up At Western Weekend Fete They were throwing them into the calaboose this morning at Novato, where short jail sentences are the rule for those not outfitted in western garb. The mobile kangaroo court was roaming up and down the main drag during this afternoon’s gala Western Weekend parade. The celebration culminates at 1 p.m. tomorrow with the annual Novato horse show at the arena near Atherton avenue. Bands from Hamilton Air Force Base, Treasure Island and the Presidio were to provide music for this afternoon’s parade. Parade trophies were to be awarded at 4 p.m. Tonight the strains of Paul Law’s orchestra will accom­ pany several hundred couplei at the annual Frontier Danc< at Novato Community Club House. Tomorrow the horn shov gets under way at 1 p.m. witl a grand entrance march bj members of Novato Horse< men’s Assn. The association and Marin County Pink Ladies are co-sponsoring the show. Already events of the past are last night’s open-air square dance, a breakfast this morning and a waterball fight between Novato and Alto Fir« Departments. COMIC DICTIONARY COUNTERFEITER An unappreciated pioneer oi the do-it-yourself movement. FOR LEASE 4th Street near "C" store approximately 16x30. Occupied as news stand for over 25 years. Asking $200.00 month. REDMOND'S Commercial and Industrial Realtors ION A Street San Rafael GL 4-4353

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