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   Corona Daily Independent (Newspaper) - September 17, 1956, Corona, California                                 WEATHER  Sunny through Tuesday but night and early  noming fog near the  coast  TEMPERATURES Noon today, 91; low, 60. Yesterday's high, 96.  VOL 43 7 CENTS CORONA. CALIF. DIAL RMwood 7-123+  Dial Phones Here  Local Officiois Make First Calls Over New Equipmeipt  A banquet Saturday night at which the first calls were made on Corona's new dial telephone system marked the inauguration of this forward step in CoroAa's prpg-ress.  Mayor Fra^^is Steams placed the first call. This was to Governor Goodwin J. Knight at the Governor's mansion in Sacramento. After chatting a few minutes with Mayor Steams, the Governor ask-ei if he could talk to the mayor'« wife, Evie, and she and the Governor carried on a spirited conversation for a few minutes discussing, among other things, their grandchildren. It was about this time that the Governor became aware that his voice was being broadcast to the people at the banquet. Previously, he thought he was talking to Mayor and Mrs. Stearns at their home. When the Govornor learned this he became a trifle more formal and extended his greetings to city officiate, the assemblage gathered, and also, asked to be remembered to the publishers of the Independent.  To Wisconsin The first out-of-state telephone call by direct dialing was made by Charles R. Miller, former mayor of Corona, who was referred to as "Mr. Corona". Miller placed a telephone call to Milwaukee to Mrs. Doris Luebecke, formerly of Corona. Several years ago Mrs. Leubeke was employed in the office of the Corona Daily Indeperf-dent and she extended greetings to her friends there. She also asked to be remembered to her aunt, Mrs. Myrtle Gunderson, teacher at Jefferson school.  Par.l Oertel, vice president of the Corona Chamber of Commerce, "placed the, third call, contacting John L. Alleni preWdent • of the San Diega Chamber ^Jl^ommerce..  The dinikr at the^filjSb'S Tt^ prbvemenf ¿lub opened with invocation by the Rev. Stanley W. Graf of the First Congregational church. Amos Cooper, manager of the Corona exchange of the Pacific Telephone company, acted as master of ceremonies for the evening.  Mayor Stearns, in commenting on the achievement of now having dial phones in Corona, paid tribute to the old-timers whose faith in the city has made such progress possible. He also stressed the point that Corona has a variety of public facilities to provide for the needs of today's population and the population of the future. He congratulated the Pacific Telephone company for showing its faith in the future of Corona by the investment of a fortune in equipment here.  George F. Miller, chief engineer of the Pacific Telephone company for Southern California, said that the equipment which has been .in-.«;tallec'. in Corona is the most modern equipment available. He then went on to tell his listeners that withi;i a few years this equipment prob: biy will be obsolete because of the rapid technological strides being made in the science of com-riunication. He-also predicted that it would not be too many years  mur  ENT  Sipportinf Wkef ÌMfv Bdtovw kl^kt OppMinq What W« Mitv« WrM«  • • • • •  Published Dally for 42 Ym Tomerrow't HcadiliiM Today  MONDAY. SEPTEMBER 17, 1956.  U. S. Will Finance Oil Imports to Europe if Waterway Is Bloclted  )ied Yesterday  Murray F. Smith, of -1072 Corona avenue, Norco, passed away yesterday afternoon at the Sierra Vista Hanitarium following a prolonged illness. He was 76.  Mr. Smith was born Mar. 2G, 1880, in New Brunswick, Canada, He moved to Boston, Mas.«!., at the age of four, but lived most of his life in Salem, N.H. He was a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge at Salem Depot, N.H., and was a member of that city's volunteer fire department for many years.  Lived With Daughter  Mr. Smith's wife, Olive, preceded him in death about 10 years ago. Snice her passing, Mr, Smith made his home with his son-in-luw and daughter. Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Mntchett, who moved to the Norco area about four years ago.  In addition to his daughter, Mrs. F.,.nces Matchett. Mr. Smith is wirvivcd by two son.s, Murray L. Sniitn, of Mcthuen. Mnss.; and CIiKPce W. Smith, of Washington. D.C.; a .sister. Mr«. Ftlu-i Kemp-t.,n, of Stow, Mass.; and nine grandchildren.  The remains will he forwarded to the Goundry Funeral Home in S.'ilem Depot for services and in-teriiK-nt.  Friends may call at the Bcll-Thcnias Mortuary until 7 p.m. today.  (Continued >on Page 8)  A NEW FEATURE IN THE INDEPENDENT  A new feature, to appear weekly, is starting in today's issue of the Corona Daily Independent. Under the title of "Spotlight on Corona", Kitty Breece, new executive secretary of the Corona Chamber of Comnlerce, will write a chatty report on various Chamber ideas and activities. Watch for It every week!  Robert Spittle«, Alvin SteWart, and Chief Hart.  John M. Lenney, Local Rancher's Father, Passes  John M. Lenney, who was living here with his son at Stonybridge Ranch, passed away yesterday afternoon at the Corona hospital. Ha was 91, and had been in failing health. He entered the hospital Saturday evening.  Mr. Lenney was a retired general contractor who had been living in both Long Bedch and Corona. He has made his home here with his son, John W. Lenney, since 1951. Mr. Lenney, who was born May 1.3. 1865, in Mechanicsburg, Pa., had followed the contracting trade about 40 years. His wife preceded him in death a number of years ago.  Survivors In addition to his son, Mr. Lenney is survived by two daughters. Margaret Lenney, and Mrs. R. C. Hartman, both of Long Beach; a sister. Hope Lenney, of Stony-bridge Ranch; a brother, W. E. lenney, of Long Beach; and five grandchildren.  Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of the Brown and Grimes Funeral Home with thé Reverend F. Bruce Ellis, pastor of the Methodist church, officiating. internent will follow in Olive-wood cemetery. Riverside.  Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. today.  UNI0NVilil»j6t,- (Vl—t^éc«  spid an nutbmoblliB driven by A. Stoere collided with a steer on a highway.  THE GLOWING FACE OF A BEAUTIFUL CORONA GIRL  is gracing the newsstands of the nation this month on the October cover of True Story magazine. The gorgeous gal in full color on the cover is Miss Corinne Kogley, the 19-year-old daughter of Atty. and Mrs. Carl Kegley, 1944 Main street.  Miss Kegley is a professional model in Hollywood. She started her career as a fashion model in the Charity League Frolics in Beverly Hills. She now has her own agent and is  Blood Donors Needed for Roger Croly; 5, Victim of Leukemia  Five-year-old Roger Croly of 1968 Via del Rio, Coronita, is a victim of leukemia and from time to time he needs blood transfusions for tlic treatment of his condition. Roger has a rare type of blood-type 0-ncgativc—and his family is anxious to locate persons who have thi.s type of blood who would be willing to give blood at such times as it might be needed.  Rogci", who is a patient at the I ity of Hni)e hospital in Duaitc at present, is the son of Mr. and Mis. J. W. Croley. His fatiicr is employed by tlie Food Machinery company of Riverside and his mother spends a great deal of time at the hospital with him. Therefore, those who would like to do'nate this type blood are requested to contact iiis grandfather, Harold Lisle, llO'l Viccntia. phone KEdwood 7 23in.  Roger has bee'ii ill since January. Part of the time he has been an cut putiwit at tht City oj Hope.  So far, he has not needed too many transfusions but the rareness of his blood tspe makes finding donois a pioblcni. Members of the F1 Toro Mari'.ie Corps have been very kind, those who had the proper blood type, in donating blood for Roger. He has one sister, Linda, 9 years old.  living at the Hollywood Studio club. Her room-matoi aro Miss Universo and Miss Sweden.  Miss Kogloy's mother told the Independent foday that when the girls pose for a picture they never know to which magazine it nnay be submitted.  Miss Kegley is a graduate of Corona high school. Sho attended college one year but left school becauio the thing that she really wanted to do was to bocome a model. — (Photo by Moad-Maddick).  THE MEANING OF MARRIED LOVE  Hnw ever) Roman c."!!! follow God's tiiviRe plan for fiiltillment  HOMELESS TEEN  Ker loneliness led her to evil  FLOOD!  story of a mother^ dsatMtss coûrâge  Ihc Crop Reporting Board has released figures which show that average output for each laying hen in 1955 was 192 eggs, compared w ith m in 1954.  The United States stands ready to back its Suez policy with money. Secretary of State Dulles says the United States is prepared to finance oil exports from this country to Western Europe should transit through the Suez canal become "impractical".  Speaking to newsmen after a conference with President Eisenhower, Dulles said, "We are not trying to organize any boycott of the cavial," k  The White House says President Eisenhower and Prime Minister Nchr of India have discusi^d the Suei canal problem in an exchange of letters. India's roving trouble shooter. Krishna Menon. is meeting with Klgyptian President Nasser in Cairo. After finishing his Cairo talks, Mt'.ion will fly to London.  Soviet Muster Mariners went into training today to leam the task of piloting vessels thitough the Suez, canal. One of the Russians said they will learn the complicated job in just "two days".  NASSER SENDS URGENT APPEAL  Egypt has appealed to the United Nations Security Council agiatast the Big Three Western powers. It protested the Western plan to set up a U.sers Association to send ships through the Suez Canal.  The Egypian message asked the Council to take up the Western proposal US a matter of urgency. The note culled the plan a threat of Eigypt security and to world peace.  Survivor of Pelagia Wants To Forget Hours in Leaky Lifeboat  Two survivors of the American ore vessel "Pelagia" said poot lifeboat equipment almost cost them their lives.  The two were among five men found alive in u leaking lifeboat, together with the body of another seaman who died of exposure. The Pelag'a broke up and simk in the icy Arctic off Norway Saturday. Only seven of her crew, five survivors and two dead, have been accounted for. Thirty-two still are missing.  One of the survivors, Demetrios Hadjico.stas, told newsmen today at Harstad, Norway, that their lifeboat carried no machcs and that its lockets were defective or outdated. Said Hadjicostas. "The hours in the lifeboat are somethinB I want to forget. . ."  Latham Kidnaping Suspects Are Being Held m $50,000 Bail  Police Chief A, E.' Jansen and District Attorney Don Keller today conferred on complaints chargiog attempted murder and violation ot the California "I.ittic Lindberg Law" against 57-year-old Mr». trice Winn, and 36-year-old Mrs. Luclle Whiscnand. Both women are held in jail on $50,000 bail.  Both Mrs. Winn, a former business acquaintance of the victim's husband, and Mrs. Whisennnd deny the charges. They claim they were kidnaped and later releaiied the same night Mrs. Latham vanished.  I.atham. owner of scrcval real estate businesses, had charged Mrs. Winn In pending lawsuit that she was holding some jewelry that belonged to one of his firms,  STATE BEGINS PROBE INTO MISTREATMENT OF PATIENTS AT MODESTO INSTITUTION  The first of two legislative hearings designed to investigate charges of maladministration and mistreatment of ^)todesto State Hospital patients opens today at the mental institutimi. Seventeen wlt^ nesses ar^ expected to be called before the interim committee on treatment of mental illnesses, headed by State Senator Alan Short, a Stockton Democrat. Most of the witnesses will be hospital employes.  The first witness scheduled is Stanislaus County District Attorney Frank Pier^o'.i who will be followed by Sheriff Dan Kelsay. Also to be called before the committee Is Joseph Martino. special Attorney General's invcstlBHtor who issued the charges of brutality and inhumane treatment at the hospital.  Martino's report was made at the request of Stanislaus Superior .Judge r'rank Damrcll, who culled for the investigation last May after a hospital technician was convicted of manslaughter in' the forced feeding death of a patient, Martino's report cited eight other mysterious deaths at the institution.  Oscar Levant Has Heart Attack  Oscar Levant. 49-ycar-oid pianlst-composcr-wlt. Is In satisfactory condition in Hollywood today after suffering a heart attack.  The pianist was stricken over the weekend and taken to the Mt. .Siiuii Hospital. His studio, M-G-M, where he currently is maJfchig a new j)iclure with Arthur Preed. was unaware bf the attack. A spokesman said he worked Friday at the studio.  Levant lives in Hcverly Hills with his wife and three daughters. He recently lost a television show contract because of alleged double-meaning remarks.  SCHOOL FIRE BELIEVED SET BY STUDENTS  An arsi/n investigation is underway today into a fire that destroyed th(! partially completed lomerson elementary school's cafetorium at Long Beach. Dumage is estimated at $125.000. The two alarm fire was prevented yesterday from spreading to next-doOr classroom structures by four engine units and one truck company. Firemen said that witnesses have reported that several youths were seen leaving the school grounds shortly before the bla/e.  Clay, Ky., Negroes Will Befend Rights in Federal Court Appeal  The atlcmi't al school integration in Clay, Ky., has ended for the imic being at least. I he principal of the AILWhitc Clay Consolidated school was waiting at the front door this morning when four Negro students arrived under National Guard escort.  I tie pi incipal read them the order isijued by the County School Hoaid, barring them from the school. They turned away iEmd a c iowd of about 50 persons cheered and applauded.  Now, a leg.al battle to force the integration at Clay seems to be ia the making. Hie Kentucky head of the National Association for the Advuncenu-nl of (Colored People said he will start tomorrow In Federal ■ ourt to 'ii admittance for the negroes. The county school board barred the Negro youngsters irum the Clay school after the Kentucky .i J attorney ¿eiieial luled that they weie uttendliig illegally.   

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