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Corona Daily Independent (Newspaper) - December 26, 1956, Corona, California clear with diminishing Not much change in 79; 49. i Yesterday's 74. Frost 32. This time last 1.58. 7 CENTS CALIF. DIAL REdwood 7-1234 Headlines Today What We Believe What We Believe Wrong DAILY FOR 43 DECEMBER 26, 1956. STARS' HOMES IN Rages Out of Control Near Malibu Women and Children Are Evacuated to Safety From brush fanned by gusts of wind up to M miles an burned out of control in the Santa Monica mountains in and all women and In the danger area have been ordered least 1,000 persons were evacuated and 53 homes One man died in the flames and unconfirmed reports say two others were trapped and EDWARDS HOME BURNED The fire is burning In the where many Hollywood personalities The beach home of radio-TV star Ralph Edwards was reported destroyed and the home of Harvey stepfather of the controversial football star was burned to the The estate of MGM film producer Arthur Freed and his orchid collection also went up in Los Angeles County Fire Department put Its major into which calls up all reserves on a standby basis and pits civil defense units into the Equipment was from the five surrounding MILLION DOLLAR DAMAGE Preliminary estimates of property damage set tlie toll at better than And the fire fighters have little hope of controlling the blaze before flames have burned more than 8,000 Nine hundred fire 50 engine companies and ISO pieces of equipment battling he threat of a water shortage was as fire crews used water from home swimming pools to battle the The flames spread out over a nine-mile front and the current hot spot is Tancas DEAD IN FIRE One man has died in the He was identified as L. of Zuma whose charred body was found in a He apparently was trapped as he tried to He saw the flames and had ordered his wife and child to leave while he stayed in an attempt to save his women and children in the area between and canyons were ordered The men were allowed on Page 10) Are only 22-lOOth of an inch of rainfall since July 1, the forests and foothills are dry and fire danger At this date a year ago rainfall was 1.58 inches or more than seven times as There is no prospect ol forecast is for clear weather through with the strong gusty winds will be little change in It was 79 at noon today and 49 low last night witli 71 a danger in the mountains and foothills is Little change in temperatures is California mountain areas is high fire Southern California interior and desert regions it also will he clear through Thursday witli gusty winds of 20 to 30 miles per lowest temperature in tho country early this morning was 25-lielow-/.eio at Colo. Yesterday's high was 84 at Long Bank Raises Interest Rate on National Trust Savings Bank of Riverside will increase the rate of interest it pays on savings deposits to two-and one per cent commencing tiie first of the Elden announced This rate will be effective at all of Citizens 22 rates have been rising throughout the United Smith stated in announcing the increase of one-half per cent. is a reflection of the great demand for credit to finance the unprecedented building of new power homes and other capital Because the rise in the interest is beginning to add to the income which the bank receives from loaning and investing savings wc arc happy to be able to increase the rate paid to two and one-half per is our policy to pay the highest rate of return consistent with the maximum in safety and availability for savings Should income from high grade loans and investments continue to wo shall recognize our obligation to give consideration to a adjustment in savings we will to recognize the safety and availability of savings funds as our prime 45 Santa R. chief clerk at the Santa Fe Railroad station has been honored by the railroad for long and faithful a Christmas and in recognition of and loyal over a period of 45 and his wife received a pass on the Santa Fe and affiliated citation which the was signed by Santa Fe Fred spent the entire 45 years at Cleared Streets During One Fire First Chief Glen and Fire Inspector Leonard Cox were at the corner of Sixth and Main yesterday picking up paper and that were blowing on the only did use Christmas day to protect downtown area from but also tidied up the appearance of the city during the big patrolled the ity all day yesterday and were for no There was one at 10:50 p.m. but it was not A cigarette had burnt a hole in a davenport at 606 East Sixth St. but the fire did not WAS MERRY for Roger six-year-old Corona leukemia just like it was for all the other boys and in Roger got his maybe presents and an abundance of Christmas One of his nicest presents was a new aluminum wheel chair just his the gift of the Corona Kiwanis club and of. The chair was given in the name of the City of The local campaign for funds for the City of Hope continues until Dec. 28. Contributions may be mailed to of P.O. 607, who is a patient at the City of Hope but who is able to spend much of his time at is the son of Mr. and J. W. 1967 Via Del and the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Harold I 104 Tax Association Up 15,500 or 6.4% in or 50^% Gain Since 1950, Riverside Figures of Riverside county hit a new of 256,000 people for Jan. 1, California estimated The number of people in the county increased by 15,500 or 6.4 per cent from the 240,500 population of the county on Jan. 1, 1!)56. the 19.50 federal census population of 170,046, the county has grown by 85.954 or 50.5 per the estimates of the state-wide association figures is numbers of children in the elementary schools in the public and of the 15 counties which comprise the Southern California area is at an all-time high of 8,895,070 for 1957, compared with 8.442,290 for on Page 10) All Through the was hot doughnuts and carol singing at a house Santa Claus will never used to be the home of the man who gave Santa his official house is in And a group of citizens arc planning to take it over in the name of a trust which would distribute gifts to needy children around the country at only orginal copy of Moore's famous poem was read in the historic house Christmas It starts 'Twas the night before Christmas Get Jail Terms for DWI Over Others Fined for Hit and Driving Without a men from the Corona area and one from Norwalk received fines and jail sentences here after pleading guilty to charges of driving terms were imposed hy W. S. Caudill of the Judicial District Justice to as a to holiday drivers in an effort fo reduce highway 47. of 15529 was arrested following an at 11:45 am. Monday at Main and Olive Police said driving south on ran into the rear of B car driven south on Main by Dorothy L. of 215 East Olive who had stopped to allow traffic to pass before turning east onto There were no skidmarks from either police No one was Riggs pleaded to the drunk driving charge was fined sentenced to five days in the county jail and had his driver's license restricted one 43, of 823 South Filbert was arrested for driving at 4:05 p.m. Saturday on Commercial He pleaded guilty to the charge Monday and was fined sentenced to five days in the county jail and had his license restricted for 90 days to driving to and from E. 23, of 4075 North Byron Homo was at 4:57 p.m. Saturday after his car lan into a light pole in the 900 block on West Olive St. Police said Channel was driving east on Olive street when his car jumped the north traveled 45 feet and struck the light pleaded guilty Monday to driving while intoxicated and driving an license in his He was fined to five days in the county jail and had his license restricted lor 90 to driving to from 22, of 122 was guilty in a court trial of hit and nin He was charged with hitting ii and a pump at Walt's service station in November and complying with the vehicle code of leaving his name and He was lined and sentenced to serve 60 days in the county The sentence was suspended on condition he make restitution of to the service station for Death Toll Climbs to 894 as 707 Are Dead in Highway Donald Ryan of gave birth to twin daughters Christmas her fourth consecutive set of but one of the infants died at The other girl was reported in good Mr. and Mrs. Ryan attracted medical attention after their family doctor confirmed twins weie Some families have more than four sets of doctors but usually a single birth has occurred between the sets of Saint United a Christmas chuckle from the Hollywood film capital about the Santa Claus who drank too Hurry W. Clark was arrested on Christmas Eve and jailed on a drunk driving He was still wearing his Santa Claus He told the been to several parties playing Santa nnd everyone gave me a Council Meet Friday on Parking City Council will hold a special meeting at 3 p.m. Friday to work out tho final details of the purchase of a of downtown land for parking rd the corner of and wiis purchased by four downtown merchants from Tiny The terms were or at least one third in with a total of The city the land for to complete a parking arrangement in the downtown but the city did not have the necessary The Virgil Ax and Frank and Jim arranged to buy the property from Naylor for immediate resale to the The city plans to buy the properly on a plan with 10 yeins to pay it on the agenda will be a request fiom city to have New Year's Eve as well as Year's The employees asked for time off since county and state as well as other city offices throughout the will be person entered the Hall on the day of Christmas City Manager Ralph Pfiffner United is the latest United Press count of holiday accident compiled from 6 p.m. Friday to Christmas crashes 9 WISHED ALL A MERRY and including many displays of the traditional nativity have been erected in the Corona area for the enjoyment of two members of the Mrs. Burt of Olive of presented a grand award to Robert of 167 North for his Grand plus lesser were given in each of tho eight districts Judged by the 27 in Ihc judging Permits in Areas burning permits Issued hy the California Division of in the unincorporated areas of Riverside County will expire next Dec. 31, Huining permits are for all of outside including the of in permits may be obtained seven days a of your nearest California Division of Fire Ihe following locations of Stations in the extreme west end of Riverside County are listed for your l ire phone RE Sierra l ire 1I12'1 Pierce Phone OV 0-1311. hire Center Phone OV 7:>'i:> Phone OV I ire 0(i'i;i Mission OV l ire OV note the telephone of your nearest fire station and place it near your phone for use In reporting Prompt reporting of fires to the proper station can be Ihe determining factor in life and call cards with the correct number of fiic station are available given fiee of charge to every prison obtaining his burning appeared before Justice falter Crossett at charged with third assault by his Nina asked Holmes what was in a was Holmes said it was a coat he intended to give his wife foi the than 100 of the nation's Christmas holiday traffic deaths were counted in the Western California had more traffic fatalities than any other state in the a total of 72. Mexico ran second in the west with 12. Colorado had state two and Idaho got through the long holiday period with no traffic Four persons died in fires in Montana and there were throe fire deaths in California and one in An 11-month-old baby boy was suffocated in Wyoming by smoke from a smouldering Christmas persons died in plane crashes in the Western states and two men died in Colorado from drinking wood Negro Kills Driver on Bus When She Reports His Attempts to Get Fresh With berserk Negro passenger on a bus shot killed the bus driver and an girl passenger at a depot in Cleveland this hder fell mortally wounded hy the ol police bystanders in Ihe crowded terminal were Ihe gunman been by ihe driver histing Ihe young woman whom he killed minutes SIMMERS AS REVOLT GETS MORE AND MORE REVOLTING IN of Indonesia decreed n state of siege today for He made the in lo in north and central Sumatra from over the whole SUGGESTS THREE WAYS TO HANDLE THE HUNGARIAN REFUGEE President Nixon has suggested three ways in which the United Slates can do its full share in Nixon said this country could either increase its quota of refugees a with a ceiling or agree to take a certain of all refugees leaving Nixon gave President Eisenhower u on his inspection refugee camps MOVIE AND BEST New York film critics have come up with their for the 1038 best In the movie chose the World in 80 the top John as the best Kirk Douglas and Bergman as the top A. SUPERVISORS ASKED TO PUT ON OLD AGE PENSIONS TO SAVE COUNTY Angeles county supervisors have been asked lo support slate legislation which would make non eligible to receive old-age Manager Arthur Will said such a law would save Angeles taxpayers more than by taking some aliens off county relief He said now fool tho entire for all persons general 4lie county only per cent toward pensions under Old wilh Ihe state and governments putting in the rest ANGELES D.A. GETS NINE MORE Attorney H. McKesson has received permission from county supervisors to let him hire nine additional trial al a scale to a request was lo the in a report submitted by Manager Arthur Kesson said of deputies would assigned lo Ihe I trial while others would go tu s in Van lil Monte and Long out that the work load in the district attorney's office has 10 per When the slaff were last spring only cent wab HAS NOT COME HOME FROM THE OfFICE PARTY THEY CALL Mil has joined the search lor a New switchboard operator who disappeared alter an office Carol was last seen morning near a bus station in Slie was wearing an evening gown and dancing few hours she had attended a party in the office of an Attleboro costume She had left the parly with a young man who told police later that he drove her around nine but that refused to go said iie left her out at the bub blic hasn't been from AND WIFE HELD BY JAIL ESCAPEES IN ALBUQUERQUE 2l)-year old city hall for the Albuquerque Journal and his wife were held for nearly thiee hours when two escaped jail breakers entered their home and Reporter Jack Gill says he and his wife remained calm throughout the time they held by 15. Kennedy and The two men first said they would in for a day or two but changed their mind and left in Gill's car under the urging and bib Ibu were n
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