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   Corona Daily Independent (Newspaper) - January 15, 1951, Corona, California                                 A t  -.rTn.-l'  V  ¿Ü  Supporting Whm r« Belifive Right}  ^ppo^lThm  We Believe Wrong  RegardletB of OmUde triftuènee  COBO  Al»  ''iBffi 'TVKATDnEK......  Increasing clouda teU thl« a/-(pinoon. Soattprcfl' showers Ifitio UiiUjitii or I'afiy Vu»iKUiiy/»iili>iitiiii cooler today with high near 64. I^ot no cold Lonixht but cooker . Tuesday. . ..................  . iV".. w ir>i-l.!  VOL 51 5 Cents CORONA. CALIF.  The ONLY Newspaper Publi  —Of, ror and By Co  Published In Corona  Coronans—  MONDAY. JANUi^RY 15. ¡951.  Lock Your Doors, Police Warn; House Is Robbed  A terse warning to hdmeowners to lock their doors at night was given today by Police Inspector C. B. Biggers who I'avealed one Corona home was entered Saturday night while the owners were asleep and money was taken from their clothes in the very I'oom in which they slept.  Hje victims were Mr. and Mra. R. Harbison. 604 West Seventh street. The bfficei said some-i one iwent into their houae and in-" to their bedroom, to^ Mr. Hacr-bison's Clothes from off a dresser and into the front room where the thief rifled the pockets and took Mr. Harbidon's wallet. ) Leanes Piirae on Clothe« The thief took money from Mrs. Harbison's purse aqd tossed the clothes on the living room floor and the purse on top of them and left with some $20.  ■nie empty billfold was found by a newsboy. Rudy Roni'^ro, early Sunday morning in the street near the curb at 715 \Vest Eleventh street. The money was gone but the contents and identifying pap<jr3 were strewn about. Rudy turned the billfold immediately over to police.  Inspector Biggers pointed out that the Harbisons, although light sleepers, were not awakened by th'j thief who must have been close to them in their bedroom. He said there have been several \ Umilar burglaries recently in Riv-  \ "side.  '' --•  THE MARCH OF DIMES IS HELPING BOBBY TO STAND ALONE  AW WoBl^ng to Ralph Wood-worth of KorcQ. a Senior High School student, was stolen from nebr the school gym Friday night but Was recovered a few hours later abandoned in a walnut grove at Smith and Railroad streets. Muaical instruments valued at ♦JUghly WOO were in the car. Two saxophon<3s were missing when the car was located by police but they were later found cached in a culvert.  Police theorized that whoever took the car while the owner was inside tho gym drove too fast to make the corner and the car hurtled a ditch and became stuck in the mud in the grove. They found one tire had blown out.  Another car belonging to John Felix. Ill North Belle stieet. was stolen last night and recovered this morning in Elsinore. The car a 1947 model, had been parked by the Felix home.  -tBB-  TRIAL DATE IS SET IN MOLESTING CASE  Charged with molesting two teen-age girls in June of 1950, Donald Leroy Armstrong, 6750 Grand avenue. Arlington, was broufht in on a bench warrant He had pleaded not guilty and asked for a jury trial which was scheduled for July 18 of 1950. The defendant failed to appear for trial. ^  He was committed under the original warrant ,and bail set at $250 and trial for January 30 at 10 a.m. by Justice of the Peace W. S. Caudill.  He Is accused of molesting two ten-age girls, aged 14 and 15, in a complaint signed by Juvenile Officer Jack R. Hughes.  Also appearing in Justice Court were Auimstus Harold Morris and Flossie M. Morris, charged with being intoxicated in the vecinity of Campbell and Rindge road in Arlington. Judge Caudill meted straight fines of $25 each.  By Mrs. Fred McMnllen  Much has been written in our newspapers concerning the Polio Foundation and the objective of the March of Dimes.  Wfe have met, through the medium of the press, Brig. Gen. William E. White, the Riverside County Polio drive chairman; Mark Hendrickson, head of the County General Hospital, and Mrs. Ji^Cn, Brown, Corona local chairman, and her aSSlSttWIW»*»-  Hiftwe-vip:, Mrs. jaiftWtti^hed to gD'ftrther if possible and bring to the public, through the cotMlhftg of the local newspapers, some of the patients who have and, who are benefiting from the March of Dimes funds.  So, at the request of Mrs. Brown and through the co-operation of the Corona Independent, you will be introduced to some of the little crippled children, the victims of polio, who are being made well again, through your generosity, in the polio ward of the Riverside Community Hospital.  Rudy Ramos Photos  Candid Snap of Annual Chamber Dinner  Bad Check Artist Busy; Two liquor Shops Are Victims  Has Identifications and Uses Check Protector In Operations  .' Two liquor .stores in Corona were victimized recently by a bad check passer who i.s wanted from Maine to California and who is be-Uevcfl to be the nation's No. 1 check passer. Business people in Riverside county are being asked to be on the lookout for this man who has been cashing bad checks since 1947.  In Corona, two checks for $58.34 Were given, according to C. B. Biggers, police inspector. The man wanted also'pa.ssed chocks in Per-ri.s in December.  He is described as 35 to 40 years old, five foct nine inches to six feet tall, and weighing 180 to 200 pounds. He has dark hair, full found face, wide forehead and is husky and muscular but/ipt fat.  His method of operation is to be frequently seen in stores he intends to victimize. He represents himself to be ii carpenter, painter, roofer, cement worker, gardener, etc.. doing work for the person whoso name is forged as maker of the check. The checks arc usually forged on a local well known busine(^man or doctor on a local bank.  In Corona during the holidays, this man pas.sed a check hero purported ta be a pay check made out to him by Bell & Lowe, Contractors." on a Santa Ana Bank. He frequently make» the checks out  ■ing a check protector so thai they appear authentic. He carries ■identtficatiorr papers to fit the name he uses on the chccks. and is a very slick operator, officers said.  Badman Billy Cook Caught 600 Miles South of Border  By Tijuana Chiefs Posse  WAR ANALYSIS 7o*HavtMM "^eadUtteA loUat^  Yank Offensive Seeks to Protect Second Division  No Step Since August  The picture of nine-year-old Bobby you see here could well be a picture of your own son or grandson.  But take a second look and perhaps you will recognize the energetic little lad who lives down the block from you, the kid who went whizzing by your house every day on his roller skates.  But little Bobby Soenz isn't skating today nor has he taken a single step since last August when a virus of that dread, crippling polio reached out and touched him.  "When the doctors were certain that Bobby had polio, he was tak en to the General Hospital at Arlington and placed under the carc of skilled physicians and nurse-until the disease had passed the contagious stage, and then he wa-transferred to the Riverside Com munity,. Hospital where he wil have to remain a long time.  Last Thursday I was privileged to visit Bobby at the hospital and to meet Miss Barbara Ross, thf skilled physiotherapist who Is In direct charge of all polio patlentF and their treatment, and Mrs. Lou-  Corona Dally Independent photo In the picture, left to right: Mayor Miller, Lawrence Pritchard, leaker, Bill Kenning, Lyle Swaney. With Joe Copley, Sr., officiating as installing officer, Lyle Swaney was made president of the Corona Chamber of Commerce at the annual banquet Friday evening. Copley is a past president.  "N» one knows what ahead for Corona In 19M," Mr. Swaney said. "We must have faith In ourselves, in our community, in our country, and in God. And we can take encouragement for the future with the location of the Bureau of Standards here."  The other officers installed were W. L. Bennington, first vice president; R. B. Snedecor, second vice pre^dent; Bryant A Chandler, again as secretary-manager; Fred Snedecor, again as treasurer; and 'he following board of directors: W. L. Bennington, Bill Henning, E. I. Downs, Glenn James, P. J. Oertel, and Ken Thomas. The following are hold-over directors: C. M, Brewer, Rudy Gundlach, F. J. Morrell, J. L. Tenney, C. F. Bender, Frank Emerson, J. Harold Harris, Lyle Swaney, A. J. Velthoen, Dr. George P. Schuster and Harold Hof.  The speaker of the evening, Lawrence D. Pritchard, was intro-luced by Bill Henning who retires after a successful year as president ■>i the Chamber. Mr. Pritchard, who is assistant vice president of he Bank of America and prominent in many fields, spoke on "New Veapons for an Old Conflict."  He said the struggle today is the struggle for men'.s minds, that ivar today is not nationalistic the way it was in the past. Amercia, he ;aid emphatically, mu.st {^omote democracy by stressing its good points for all the world to learn. Truth is our strongest weapon and wo must Jevote our energy and talents to preserve the dignity of the individual.  Record Crowd  The meeting, at which the ladies were guests, was given at the  Woman's Improvement Club and attracted a record crowd. Charley  Schoenherr was dinner chairman and members of his committee were  T TJnl^'TT.v'^^Hir^H; Louise Gunsolus and Ralph Trantow. A delicious dmner was served ella Evans, a clever special Polio ^^ ^^^ ^^ ^^^ xriple-M. with Carol Ware as chairman-and the  dinner was prepared by ladies of the Woman's Improvement Club with Emma Keller in charge.  Among the guaets were Mr. and Mrs. Joe Winslow of the Home Gardens Chamber of Commerce and Mr. and Mrs. BUI Thelm of the Norco Chamber of Commerce.  nurse.  Miss Ross wanted me to see Bobby and she was generous in her praise of the little fellow, whom she said, was one of the most co-operative patients she had ever treated.  MAN WHO REJEaED NAVAL HOSPITAL IS RRED BY GEN. GRAY  Dr. Paul B. Magnuson has b'len pust^ as chief medical director of the Veterans Administration and Vice Adm. Joel T. Boone has been appointed his successor. Dr. Mag-AUSon'B dismissal came after a few with VA Chief Major General Carl R. Gray, Jr., over hospital managi^nent policies.  Dr. Magnuson opposed the use of the Corona Naval Hospital by the VA and his recommendation to VA Chief Carl Gray was to rule against use of the facilities here for a veterans hoipltal.  "Never a Whimper"  Mrs. Ross went on to tell, how when the pain in Bobby's crippled leg was at its worst, the little chap would turn his face toward the wall, clench his small fists, and, although tears streamed down his cheeks, he never uttered a whimper; and "that takes courage and grit," she said.  Bobby had been informd that he was to have a visitor and we found him waiting, eager and ready to display his most prized possesion-^a pair of new shoes; sturdy brown high-laced boy shoes that had been made especially for him.  His eyes danced as he showed us those new shoes, and if any grown-up in that room thought  LATE NEWS FLASHES  NttVOVH HOOT" K) Bjkfi 8AVIlll>  "Your Ho.st". the gallant che.it-nut colt whose brilliant racing career ended in a tragic spill at Santa Anita, WBH showwred with sympathy from turf followers today. His tralnci was coniioent he could bo saved for Htud fluty.  HarU'm (ileliii Tro(t4>r I)I«*h  Funeral arrangements were pending in Denver for Rocky Sap-' rstein, 47, traveling chief of the famed Harlem Globe Trotters basketball team. He died of a heart attack .suffered while playing the Boston Whirlwinds at City Auditorium last night. ,  » BoMkh-M Khifd, .lalhxl  Betting ConimisHloner HyniK-Milller, Mox Brown and Oscar Lebow have been sentenced In Santa Monica to 90 days in county jail on tholr pleas of guilty to felony bookmaWng charges. Their case was in connection with an al-leg'jd million dollar betting place In Culver City. They were arrestod last Jgly 7. Superior Judge Harry Borde also placed the trio on probation for three years anfl flnod them $250 each.  * * m  ANOTHER STORM IN NOBTWE8T  The Pacific Northwest and Northern California were hit by another pounding, wind-drivoti storm today.  In the Northwest, it ecached gale proportions and knocked down two large radio towers in A 8 t o r ia. Ore. Communications were snarled and power cut off.  A third Of an Inch of rain.fell in San Francisco.  A massive earth slide covered State Route 1 at Devil's slldgc—10 miles north of Half Moon bay. It is estimated it will take about three (lays to open the road.  The sudden counter attack by the Eighth Army on the West in Korea is de.signed to protect the Second Division at Wonju.  It's not an attempt to push back to Seoul.  Looking at the map, you will sec that the Han river rises in the mountains .south of Chungju and flows northwesterly toward Seoul. It thus crcntes a valley lying between the rond from Chungju Irart-ing northwest to Seaul and the road due north to Wonju.  The Reds, in addition to threatening to outflank the Second Division on the oast, huvo Iwen threatening to send a column climbing up the Han river valley to cutoff the Second division from the west.  The Second Division positifm is for the moment the^koy to Allied operations in Korea. The division is being kept in this exposed position around Wonju in order to stop the Reds ftonv moving Ui forcc down the shortest route to PiiHun, the route boHt .siilLod for their stylo of fighting.  So ill order to protect the Second Division, General Ridgway lannched this sharp counter attack, spearheaded by a big air bombard-ment^ The maneuver probably h1-  'playBd-up' and adniired.  And then came the grand climax, the special event that Bobby wanted us to see and so we waited expectantly as Miss Ross laced the precious shoes on the small feet and with a supporting hand slid the little fellow off the bed on to the platform of a steel walker, aligned the helpless little feet in the shiny new .shoes and placed the little boy's hands on each side of the walker. Then Miss Ross stood back a few inches and —BOBBY STOOD ALONE!  Words are inadequate to describe that dramatic moment; true, Bobby didn't move a step. He couldn't. You know, his little leg is crippled, helpless, but in the  chin and flashed us a dazzling smile that seemed to say, "Sec what your money is doing for little crippled guys like me. It is your dollars that are making it possible to have skilled doctors and nurses take care of us, so please, keep up the good work for there are so many crippled like me who need your help and are depending on you."  —:—n«--  FROST WARNING SERVICE  The minimum tonight is expected to be above 32 degrees. Increasing cloudiness is forecast tonight with showers Tuesday morning. Partly cloudy skies and cooler weather is expected tomorrow afternoon.  that the shoes would be dandy 1 brief moment that the little chap for kickUng a foot ball the 1 was allowed to stand all by him-thoughts were not expressed:—all self, he pulled up his little boy  TEMPERATURE Official city temperature: high today 04; low last night 95.  700-P()UND MAN DIKH; 1« MJCN iJARBY t'AHKKT  William P. W-,-tzeI, 67, weighing 700 pounds and reportedly the world's heaviest man, Is dead of a chronic heart ailment at the Meadows Homo for the Aged at Laa Vega.s, New Mexico. He was Ave fvet, four inches tall and his waist measurement was 96 inches. It took ten mfcn to carry the body from the funeral home. A regular embalming table broke under the weight, W'. lHel, a native of Man-gum, Okla., was a former school teacher and was considered an ox-pert In dlesel engines.  ready has succeeded.  Withdrawal is Surprise  Nevertheless, there is some mystery about it. The Reds started withdrawing before the U, S. counter attack . began, apparently in order to increase the weight of their push .southward over In east-ccntral Korea., whore they already are almost 50 miles below Wonju.  Considering their tremendous numerical superiority. It seems strange that the Reds have withdrawn in the west and allowed us to protect th(! Second Division's left flank.  At about the same time, a Pentagon spokesman, talking about the threat on the Second Division's eastern flank, said firmly that the division was in no rlaiiKer of being cut off—no matter how many Reds came down the eastern mountains.  That sounded as If the spokesman meant that sooner or later— perhaps soon now—the Reds coming down the eastern mountains will run into our Tenth Corps.  A1.SO, the Pentagon expects the Red drive in the east to be stopped long before a serious threat develops to Taegu.  Incidentally, the Red drive in South Korea, which last middweok was five days ahead of the progress of the North Korean drive of last summer, is now a couple of days behind the timetable of the North Koreans.  But wo are facing the practical coitiilnty of another masHlvo Red attack on the greater |)iirt of the front.  ---  NEW BUILDING PERMITS  C, E. Bechtol, buildinK inspector, issu(?d permits to the following:  J, G. Jameson, 223 South Main street, to move in, altei* and repair a filling station building; value $3,500; Install two 2.500-gallon gas tanks,  Edward S. Piier, 224 North Main street, for u commercial building, value $3,500; contractor, J, O, Snyder. The building is to be 26 by 60 feet with metal sides anrl roof and a ba.scment.  BY UNITRD PRR88  Taken to 1llM^ Tljuiina city jail, BUly i'ook admitted hi» identity, but (k«'lan-<I: "I «krn't reim-mheir killing anybody."  Killer Billy Cook. 21, armed to the teeth, gave up without a fight today when a flying pos.se stormod hi.>< hideout in arv abandoned mine in the desolate badlands of U)W.'r California some iiiOO or '600 miles south of the border.  After n two-week International manhunt that rivaled the days of John Dilllnger, polUe tracked down th»» suspoct'.'d killer of eight on a tip from n Mexican motorist who saw hi.s picture in a nvwspaper in Tijuana and recalled he had talked to the man on a road. The motorist who aupplUul the tip was Javier Oonziiles.  iCxhau.Hlod from a week in the desert, Cook didn't ewn try to ilraw a gun. He was worn and emotlonle.ss whon police nished him by plane to Tijuana jail.  5 MOSSER BODIES FOUND IN MINE  At the same time Cook waH caught, police in Joplln, MHssourl, fovmd In a mine shaft th>.> five bodlo.s of the C'arl Mo.sser family of Atwood, Jll., all of whom Cook i.s acciiNed of ninrdorlng. The bodies of 0 .son anil daughtiir wore recovorod from an jibiindonod mine .shaft and Identllled.  The vIctiniH all had been shut and tossed Into a 50 foot water-filled mine Hhal't, ju.st a hnlf-ii-block lioni Cook's former homo.  Firemen rocuvoivd the b<Kly of Pamela Hue MoHK<>r, llrst. Then the bullet-torn body of Ronald, 7, and Gary, 5. Ronald's hands were tied bi'hliul his back, his mouth gagKecl and a bullet had torn through the back of his hoad.  Then, the body of Mo-sser's wife wrh found. . .hvr hands tied and her mouth gagged, Mosser also had been gagged and apparently his linnds had been tied, but he had broken tho.se bonds.  Finally, ttronu-n brought up thv MoH.sers' little white dog. , ,h1ho (load in the foiil-HmollIng Hhaft.  A huge- urowd of poJlce,„a score of Ccdi.-ral. agenU and bytilflnderj mot ('oi)k whi'n he reached TIjiiiina, 17 miles .south of San Diego. H« arilved In tho lower California governor's personal plane from the sleepy Mexican tlahlng village of Santa Rosalia where he was captured.  What will happen to Cook now is up to Mexican authorities. They can deport him as an "undesirable alien" or can prosecute him for kidnaping. The ^clslon has to bi; made in Mexico City by the Mexican government. 1 '  If h'.- In d<>poA«d to the United' Statea, he faces federal kidnaptrlK charge« and murder charge« Iti California and Oklahoma.  DOW-JONES CLOSING STOCKS  30 Industrials, 245.02; up 1.41. 20 Railroads, 82.60; up 0.32. * 15 Utilities, 42.11; up 0.03. 65 Stocks, 01-n;'up 9.3Q 2,830,000 shares sold.  II. H. WAR CAHIIALTIKM  Th" Definse Department last week reported 1,8|51 more casualties in Korea, including 320 dead and S63 missing in action. 'The new report, dated Jan. 5, brings total U.S. casualties «Ince Juni' 25 to ■10,376 men an average of one man klll'.'d, wounded, or missing eveiy .six minutes since the wai began. The breakdown:  Dead 6,761  Wounded .........27,281  Missing ................ 6,134  Total caHualtles by services: Army, 33,184; Marine Corp.s, 6,212; Navy, 458; Air Force, 322.  —Newsmagazine TTMK,  Missilis Prospectors With Cook  With Cook when ho was captured were two prospectors who disappeared at about the same time the badman abandoned the car In which he fled across tlw«. border after killing Robert Dewey, Seattle salesman. ^  The prospectors, Forrest Damron and Jim Burke, of El Centro, were unharmed. Apparently he had flagged down their car and fled with them In It,  By the time h^* was trapped, he had cut a bloody swath from Arkansas to California to Mexico, cold-bloodedly chalking up a possible eight murders.  He was formally charged with the deaths of Mr, and Mrs. Carl Miosser and their three children of Atwood, III,  H(! admitted killing two men whom he did not Identify. Hw Admitted to Deputy Sheriff Waldrip of Blythe that he killed the Mosser family and two others, then let the deputy go alive because th'jy had been friends. .  During the man hunt the tattoed youth was reported seen In such widely Hcattvred spots as Atlanta. St. Louis. Minnesota. South Dakota, Houston, Albuquerque, Vaughn, N. M., Sacramento, Corte Ma^ dera, Calif., and various Southern California towns.  Tho story started the day before Christmas when Cook, who had a criminal record since he was 11, left his dishwasher Job at Blythe, Calif,, and hitchhikfjd east.  i He flrst was heard from Dec. 30 iwhen Lee Archer of Taboka, Texas, was robbed of $85 and his car. The car was later found abandoned near Luther, Okla., with a receipt In It for a new pistol, made out to W. rc. Cox.  Police h'.illeve that after the Archer car broke down In Oklahoma, Cook hitched a ride with the Mosser family, driving from Illlndls to Albuquerque, N. M.  Fedtrral charges of kidnapping across state lines and state charges of murder were filed against Cook. Cook next turned up four days later, Jan. 6, In Blythe, Calif. When Deputy Sheriff Homer Waldrip of ItlverMlde county came to the motel to Inquire about hia whei'.abouts Cook kicked open the door and covered him with two Kiins. 'Klet in the car. You're going with me," he said.  Fifty miles farther south, Cook threw Waldrip out and sped away In his official car. A few miles farther on, he apparently used it to flag down Robert Dewey, 31.  Cook riddled Dewey with bullets, left tho body in the county car and fled across th«' Mexican border, only 10 miles away In Dewey's car.  The next day Dewey'» car was found abandoned north of the Mexican Ashing village of San Felipe.  Cook told Waldrip that he kilh-d the Mosser family in Oklahoma.  What happens to Cook now is up to Mexican authorities. They can deport him or can prosecute him for kidnapping two Mexican prospectors, If he is deported to the United States, he facjs federal kidnapping charges and murder charges in California and Oklahoma.  TRUMAN ASKS FOR 71 DILliONS  President Truman has put the prlo^ of freedom for America at more than 71' i billion dollars a year. And he says to meet the bill, the government needs at least 16Vi billion dollars in nfew taxes, retroactive to Jan. 10. Mor«.^ than 70 per cent of ttte spending is earmarked In the President's words- "to meet the barbaric threat of Communism" in hot or cold war and to assure victory "if war Is thrust upon UH."  Mr. Truman makes it plain that the homefront is in for an austerity program. Ho says shortages will begin showing up by late spring.  SEES WAGE AND PRICE CONTROLS NECESSARY  Ho says h'.; sees no way to avoid wage and price controls If tiie people are to pay the higher taxes he requests. Mr. IVumaa also asl^ that in the all out effort ahead, the iiatlon needs sevelral of his «reip faiu proposals—the Brannan farm plan, compulsory health insurance and the like.   

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