Daily Independent Journal from San Rafael, California on January 29, 1960 · Page 1
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San Rafael, California
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Friday, January 29, 1960
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WEATHER FORECAST Bay Area: Qloudy tonight with possible showers; partly cloudy Saturday. Sierra Nevada: Snow above 5,500 feet tonight or early Saturday. DAILY iltVINC ALI OF MARIN COUNTY 99TH YEAR GLenwood 4*302010c PER COPY SAN RAFAEL, CALIFORNIA, FRIDAY, JANUARY 29, I960 Est. 1861 $1.50 A MONTH BY CARRIER TEMPERATURES San Rafael, noon today 55 High yesterday 63, low today 46 RAINFALL Total rainfall to date 15,50 Last year to date 12.91 Seasonal average ..............20 60 No. 265 Crush Revolt, De Gaulle Orders Army Demands Military Action At Risk Of Civil War PARIS (UPI)—President Charles de Gaulle, at the risk of civil war, tonight ordered the army to do its duty and “liquidate” the French settlers' rebellion in Algeria. The insurgent settlers greeted the broadcasted commands of the president with jeers and shouts of "De Gaulle to the gallows” as they reinforced their street barricades in Algiers. Corte Madera Man Killed By Car In S.F. Hayes B. Arnold, 46-year-old salesman of 16 Mohawk avenue, Corte Madera, was fatally injured at 12:25 a.m. today when hit by a car on Van Ness avenue in San Francisco. Police said Arnold, crossing the street in the middle of the 1400 block, was knocked 70 feet by the impact. He was dead on arrival at Central Emergency Hospital at 12:45 a.m. The driver, David D. Hill, 31, a Hayward insurance salesman, was not cited. Hill was northbound on the inside traffic lane as Arnold approached the center dividing strip, police reported. Hill told officers he did not see the pedestrian until a split second before striking him. Police said he estimated his speed at between 20 and 30 miles per hour. The impact knocked off one of Arnold’s shoes. He suffered multiple injuries, hospital attendants reported. But army officers began leaning toward de Gaulle after almost a week of indecision. The military commanders of Oran and Constantine, two big Algerian cities, ended six days cf fence-sitting by proclaiming themselves under the order of the president. Much de- depends on how the popular paratroopers in Algiers reacted to de Gaulle’s demand for obedience to him and the Fifth Republic. The question tonight was: Would the army step in and smash the uprising? Wearing the uinform of an army general, the president broadcast by radio and TV after a day of conferences with government officials. De Gaulle stuck to his guns and did not back down on his plan to allow Algeria self-determination, despite the demands of the settlers that Algeria must forever remain French territory. Under a driving rain, soaked insurgent “colons” clustered around radios and loudspeakers in Algiers to listen to the man they had hekped bring to power in May, 1958. "Public order will have to be restored,” he said to the army. “The means to be used See ALGERIA, page 8 Veteran Hamilton Pilot Missing On Jet Flight DAILY CHORE ENDED —Caesar V. Mazzini lets down Stars and Stripes from flagpole in front of San Rafael High School. He has run up the flag each morning and lowered it each evening on every school day since 1942, as one of his duties as gardener. Today, he raised and lowered the flag for the last time, entering retirement, (lndepen- dent-Journal photo) RELUCTANT RETIREMENT Gardener Gives Up School Job He Loves Gen. MacArthur Enters Hospital For Checkup NEW YORK (UPH—Gen. Douglas MacArthur was admitted to Lennox Hill Hospital for ‘‘medical observation and study,” it was announced today. The World War II hero of the Pacific celebrated his 80th birthday just three days ago at a dinner party tendered by his old Army and civilian associates. There was no immediate indication of the nature of his illness. Officials of the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel Towers said MacArthur walked out of the hotel at about 1 p.m. today. An hour later 1st Army headquarters here announced he had been admitted to the hospital at 1:30 p.m. A spokesman said the Army had no further information. Fair Weather To Aid Late Shoppers The return of fair weather will give Marin shoppers added inducement to take advantage of evening shopping hours today. Although the Weather Bureau saw a possibility of showers, the likelihood was for a rainless evening as stores in San Rafael, Corte Madera Center, Novato and San Anselmo keep their doors open until 9 p.m. Later, the Army spokesman said MacArthur ’’hasn’t been feeling too well for the past ten days” but said he had en tered the hospital only for a "routine examination.” He said there had been no diagnosis of any ailment and no indication that a speccific complaint was to be investigated. Friends who attended the birthday dinner Tuesday night had reported no indication that MacArthur was unwell at that time. They had recalled with affection on that occasion the words with which MacArthur captured the imagination of the nation in a 1951 farewell address to Congress: "Old soldiers never die, they just fade away.” Col. Gordon L. Barclay, 1st Army headquarters spokesman, said: "It’s a checkup for an old man. It is nothing specific. If there is a definite diagnosis we will issue it as a medical bulletin. "The general felt it was a good idea to go for a checkup. He has no specific symptoms you can put your finger on. “He is going to take the normal tests for a general physical checkup. I think it usually takes about 24 hours to begin taking these tests. At this time we can’t say how long the general will be at the hospital.” NEED QUALIFIED SALESMAN! In Marin County’s finest and most modern improvement center. We*re looking for a live-wire young man with lumber, hardware, paint, tool, etc., experience. This job includes major benefits plus outstanding basic and major medical plan, two weeks paid vacation, etc. Salary open. APPLY NOW FAIRFAX LUMBER COMPANY 109 Broadway • Fairfax • GL 3-4410 Story and photo By ROBERT K. NEWCOMB Caesar V. Mazzini, San Rafael High School’s head gardener and grounds keeper for 12 years, today entered retirement at the age of 70—almost reluctantly. "I love gardening,” Mazzini confided about his work at the high school. "It’s a good life.” Yesterday afternoon, as the sun began its descent behind the hills west of San Rafael, Mazzini lowered the American Flag from the towering white pole in the quadrangle in front of the high school, as he has done each schol day since 1942. "Do you need any help?” someone asked him. "No, thanks,” replied Mazzini in the accent he still carries from his native Italy. "I’ve been doing this for 17 years. I guess I can manage it just once more by myself.” He became a gardener at the school that long ago, after he had been employed by what he recalles as being "the first nursery in Marin County—the West End Nursery in San Rafael. He worked there as a gardener for 15 years. He arrived in San Rafael in 1909—“by horse and wagon,” he remembers—from Cloverdale, where he had worked in the vineyards. He came to this country in 1906 with his parents, who settled first in Sacramento. When Mazzini started as gardener at San Rafael High, he recalls, there was no football field. Now there are two, both requiring the constant attention of the gardener, who also is responsible to planting and caring for most of the shrubs and flowers that grow on the high school grounds. Before the new classroom additions were built and the main quadrangle covered with slabs of concrete, there were flower gardens there. "Oh, it was pretty!” said Mazzini. "People used to come from all around just to see it. In the summer I planted zinnias, petunias, asters; in the winter, stocks and snapdragons.” Mazzini, who lives with a daughter, Mrs. Shirley Cobler, at 808 D street, San Rafael, will not leave his trade far behind him in retirement, he promises. He will continue to do part-time gardening. His successor at head gardener. Frank Essin of Novato, joined the high school district as a gardener 12 years ago and has worked under Mazzini ever since. RAINLESS DAYS AHEAD , SAYS WEATHER MAN SAN FRANCISCO (UPI)—A cloudy weekend with possible showrers tonight was forecast today for the Bay Area. The Weather Man predicted five rainless days with 40 per cent chance of rain tonight. Judge Turns Down Chessman's Bid To Cheat Gas Chamber Convict-author Caryl Chessman today lost his latest bid to escape execution in San Quentin Prison’s gas chamber. U. S. District Judge Louis E. Goodman in San Francisco turned down Chessman’s plea for a write of habeas corpus. The requested writ would have freed Chessman from the cus* today of the state of California, Chessman's attorneys indicated yesterday that an adverse ruling by Judge Goodman would be appealed to the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and eventually to the U.S. Supreme Court. Chessman argued his own case before Judge Goodman yesterday, with his attorneys sitting by as advisers, and was present in court when the judge issued his ruling today. Chessman, 39, faces execution Feb. 19. He w'as convicted in 1948 in Los Angeles on charges of kidnaping, robbery and sexual assault. The convict, who has spent his Death Row years in intensive study of the law and in writing books, aimed his motions in yesterday’s hearing at obtaining a re-examination in Goodman’s court of the Los Angeles trial court record. The judge said he considered the trial court issue finally decided already. Chessman has repeatedly denied the accuracy of the trial court transcript, taken down by one reporter and transcrib­ ed in part by another after the trial reporter died. Chessman asked the judge to name an expert to examine the original court record. “I will rest my life in his findings,” the self-taught lawyer declared. Judge Goodman rejected the request. Conviction Reversed In 'Icebox Holdup' The state District Court of Appeals in San Francisco today reversed the kidnap-robbery conviction of Jesse Eugene Trout of Fairfax, who was arrested after his alleged companion was slain by an Oakland policeman on Dec. 23, 1957. The appellate court ruled Oakland police had coerced a confession from Trout, former San Quentin Prison guard, by a threat of holding Trout’s wife. The appeals judge held the confession never should have been allowed to be introduced in Alameda County Superior Court, where Trout was tried. Trout was convicted June 13, WHERE TO FIND IT Almanac .....................Page 20 Comics ..................................12 Crossword Puzzle.................20 Dairy Market .....................20 Editorial Page .....................10 Marin Calendar ................ 5 Marin Women 17, 18, 19 Parents’ Corner ................20 Radio and TV Log ............27 Sports .....................13, 14, 15 Stocks Today ..................... 4 Theaters ................................18 Tide Chart .........................20 Vital Statistics ................... 8 World News In Brief .... 2 Newspaperboy Collection Time Is Here Please accept your Newspaperboy's receipt after you pay him. Your newfspaperboy will appreciate receiving your payment the first time he calls at your home. If you do not receive your paper please phone GL 4-3020; in So. Marin DU 8-2351 Northern Marin TWinbrook 2-9020 1958, of kidnaping and robbery in the "icebox holdup” on Dec. 22, 1957, of Mr. and Mrs. Blaine R. Groo of Oakland. The Groos were taken from their home, made to open the Pay Less Market, where Groo worked, and locked in the market’s refrigerator room while the store was looted of about $15,000. The following night, Oakland police arrived in Fairfax and raided the upstairs apartment of Allen Richardson Hecht at 1822 Sir Francis Drake boulevard. When Inspector Gilbert Zweigle kicked the door open, Hecht emerged with guns in both hands. Zweigle shot and killed him. The Oakland officers then went to Trout’s home at 121 Mono avenue, Fairfax, and arrested Trout and his wife, Shirley. They contended Trout had! participated with Hecht and a! third man in the robbery, and had become acquainted with Hecht and a party to his crim-5 inal activities while Hecht was serving a previous term in San Quentin, where Trout was a guard. Mrs. Trout was released after her husband’s confession. DIANE ARLENE DE SMET In running for scholarship lam High Girl Rates High In Science Talent Diane Arlene De Smet, 17- year-old senior at Tamalpais High School, has been named in the honors group in the 19th annual science talent search for the Westinghouse science scholarship and awards. Miss De Smet was in the upper 10 per cent of those taking the test in the Westinghouse competition. Along with the test, the student reported on a project, "Magnetism and Crystal Growth,” the same project which she won awards in the Marin County Science Fair and the San Francisco Bay Area Science Fair last spring. A further elimination will now be made by Westinghouse and 40 will be chosen to go to the Science Talent Institute at Washington, DC., in March. Winners of $34,000 worth of scholarships will be announced next month. Miss De Smet, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe L. De Smet of 75 Rancho drive, Mill Valley, is now studying bacteriology and is a laboratory assistant in the high school’s chemistry laboratory. Big Air Search On For Novato Officer A veteran Hamilton Air Force Base jet pilot, who flew 151 combat missions in World War II and the Korean War, was missing today on a routine flight to Portland, Ore., Air Base. An intensive air search was launched for Capt. Adam E. Tyra, 41, of 1027 Shaeffer drive, Novato, believed to have crashed in his F102A jet fighter in the Washougal, Wash., area. The million- dollar plane vanished late yesterday while making an approach to land at the Portland Air Base. TWO CHILDREN Tyra and his wife, Violet Jane, have two sons, Edward Allen. 14, and Dennis Jones, 11. Three helicopters and two search planes were conducting a low-level search of the Washougal area, located northeast of the air base across the Columbia River. Base officials said the plane may have gone down in the river. They added the Washington Department of Natural Resources reported a fire last night in the Mt. St. Helens area. Tyra was triple-rated as a senior pilot, observer and navigator. FLEW IN PACIFIC He flew B24s in the South Pacific in World War II and was a pilot, of a T6 “mosquito” plane in Korea. The latter was used to spot targets for fighter bombers and artillery, and was considered one of the most taMeardous of w assigmuentK. The captain has had 800 hours of jet time and 2,500 hours total flying time. He was attached to the Western Air Defense Force flying safety office. Col, Younger A. Pitts, commander of the Portland base, said Tyra was believed to have overshot the approach corridor at the base and was north of the instrument landing approach beam. The plane was last reported at 4,000 feet on the approach pattern, indicating it was fairly close to the field. The weather was overcast with a visibility of about seven miles. CAPT. ADAM E. TYRA Object of air search COMIC DICTIONARY HUSBAND A man who. as soon as he gets used to his wife’s appearance, finds that the style changes. END OF JANUARY CLEARANCE Friday Night, Saturday and Sunday LADIES' DRESS SHOES nc From our regular stock MS Values to $14.95 ........................................................ MEN^S DRESS SHOES J,« nc Famous Makes. Good selection of sizes. MH Values to $18.95 V1 ,%JU Discontinued Line Men’s Work Shoes and Boots. Your Choice— $¿.00 Off our regular low, low' pirce. BARNEY'S DRIVE-IN SHOES (Not Connected With Any Other Shoe Store in San Rafael) 811 Francisco Blvd., San Rafael On the way to the Richmond Bridge. Plenty of Free Parking Open Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 2nd Candidate Announces In Corte Madera Jack I. Miller, 56-year-old Corte Madera construction superintendent, yesterday became the second announced candidate for the Corte Madera Town Council in the April 12 municipal elections. Miller, who lives at 12 Pepper avenue, took out nomination papers at the town hall, as did Kenneth G. Hoag, 28-year- old insurance broker of 3 Harbor drive. Hoag announced his candidacy last October. Two council seats will be at stake in the election. They are held by Mayor Roger F. Morse and Walter S. Long. Morse has said he does not plan to seek re-election, but has not ruled himself out of the race entirely. Long has reiterated his announcement of last year that he will not run again. Miller, a 15-year-resident of Corte Madera, said he is "not See CANDIDATE, page 8 Mamie Won't Accompany Ike On Latin Trip PALM SPRINGS On advice of her doctor, Mrs. Mamie Eisenhower has canceled plans to accompany the President on his trip to South America next month. Announcing this today, White House press secretary James C. Haggerty told newsmen the first lady "is not ill.” Haggerty said Mrs. Eisenhower’s physician, Maj. Gen. Howard M. Snyder, feels that the forthcoming 10-day tour of four South American countries would be too wearing for her. The President is in the Palm Springs area for a weekend of golf. Mrs. Eisenhower accompanied him west as far as Denver Wednesday. She is visiting her ailing mother, Mrs. John S. Doud, and plans to return to Washington with her husband Monday. In response to a question, Haggerty disclosed for the first time that Mrs. Eisenhower, 63, is planning to accompany the President when he visits Russia and Japan next June. Novato Treasury Rises By 9,175% The Novato city treasury skyrocketed to $24.38 cents last night when the now defunct Home Rule Committee donated its treasury of $24.13 to the new city. Prior to that donation, the city treasury totaled 25 cents, which was found on the street by Councilman Charles R. Johnson and given to the city last week. "It’s not every city that can increase its treasury 9,175 per cent during the first week of its life,” said city clerk Robert O. Bailey, after a moment of hasty figuring. ARCHITECTS, ATTENTION We offer for sale —65,000 board feet ALL HEART CLEAR REDWOOD TIMBERS (Air dried) 8"x22"x26" at $135.00 per M Will also quote re-sawed, surfaced & delivered prices on request oid East Russ Lauferwasser Blithedale Trestle General Engineering Contractor Mill Valley T . __. . ,.. Larkspur, WA 4-0266

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