Corona Daily Independent, October 25, 1962

Corona Daily Independent

October 25, 1962

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Corona Daily Independent (Newspaper) - October 25, 1962, Corona, California TODAY'S NEWS T//£,DA/Ly VOL. 49 10 CENTS CORONA. CALIF. Coronila ' II Cerrito , Tsfflescal Gardiens Hon» Gardens EastvaleNavy Permits Russian Tanker to Go ThroughBULLETIN MOSCOW (UPD—Soviet Premier Nikita Khrush-chcv hos agreed to Acting United Notions Secretary General U. Thont's proposal thot shipments to Ciibo be postponed two to three weeks. Toss news agency said today. WASHINGTON (UPD—TIio naval task force blockading Cuba intercepted a Soviet tanker on the quarantine ring early today but lot it pass because it carried no prohibited materials. A Defense Doi>artment announcement indicated the tensely awaited encounter on the high seas passed off without incident because there was no question about the Russian .ship's cargo. The department said that "at least a dozen Soviet vessels" liad turned back from the course which was taking them toward Cuba and the blockade fleet. AVOIDED CLASH "A spokesman said these might have been carrying offensive weapons. By turning around they avoided the dangerous clash with the U.S. fleet that the world had feared. The statement said nothing to suggest that a U.S. inspection party actually boarded the tanker. There was speculation the ship and the nature of its cargo may have been known in advance through intelligence activities. Moscow Radio, perhaps significantly, had said publicly today that a Soviet tanker was en route to Cuba. It was identified as the 21,255-ton Bucharest. BLOGKADE-TEST- THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25. 1962. Coronans Stockpiling Canned Food, Water by Jack Simpson The wave of increased food buying f.elt in Los Angeles yesterday apparently has spread to the Corona area. Supermarkets and grocery stores report that the larger purchases, mo.stly of bqttled water and canned goods, began yesterday and ar.'i increasing today. Safeway reported an especially heavy amount of extra large purchases. The Alpha Beta and Michael's supermarkets reported similar increas,?s. The manager of Hattan's Mariiet told the Independent that purchases of water and canned goods had doubled. Housewives, spurred on by what yesterday by calmer announcements from County and State Civil Defense officials that earlier reports from Los Ange- the announcement from the Los '.OS that they should stock UiP at Angeles office was merely a least a two-week supply of food standing recommendation—not a and water, were stockpiling new directive. canned prepared meals and fmit juices in large amounts, grocery men said this morning. All of the managers contacted said that they had more than ample stocks on hand to supply the demand. "All we need is the money," said one manager. . The wave of ,panic buying in Lo.t Angeles was eased some- FELLED—Amateur lumberjacks wreaked havoc in the City Park on Sixth Street last niqhj', chopped down several trees like this one, being examined by Park Superintendent Chet Bolland. Monetary, amount of the damage has not yet been determined.—Staff Photo. Letter Protests DePipkin Zoning City Planning Director Harvey Pipkin property, just west of the U.S. officials had not ruled out. the possibility that Soviet I'remier Khrushchev might have one or two of his ships test the blockade so Russia could appear before the United Nations as an "aggrieved party." President Kennedy mot this morning for an hour and 45 minutes with the top level policy-strategy group he has set up for daily consideration of the Cuba crisis. The body is an E.xecutivo Committee of the National Security Council. The President was reported to have found unacceptable Acting United Nations Secretary. General Thant's proposal for a two or three week suspension of the American blockade and a halt to Soviet arms shipments to Cuba. ______________________________NO GUARANTEES______ _ High ôïficial^aia the President objected to Thanf's plan because it provided no guarantees against the continued construction of missile bases in Cuba or assured dismantling of missiles already there. Kennedy also was. said to insist upon provisions for an nn-the-spot inspection by U.N. teams to make certain any moi atorium would be observed. Premier Fidel Castro has said ■he would not allow any inspection teams on his soil. TROOPS IN THE KEYS Troops armed with ground-to-air rocket launchers rolled into position in the Florida Keys. The Federal Administration warned all civil aircraft to stay out of southern Florida unless equipped with -ya rnilitary-approved flight plan and two-way radio. Wliatcver the outcome of the Cuban crisis, the Caribbean showdown obviously set a new pattern for U.S. dealings with the Soviet Union on cold war issues.{ Late News In BriefSupport Seen for Thant Suspension Plan WASHINGTON (UPD — The United States sought today to convince the United Nations that it would be folly to suspend the Cuban blockade without adequate guarantees against continuation of the Soviet military buildup in Cuba. Officials acknowledged there was bound to be considerable support for Acting U.N. Secretary General Thant's proposal that the United States lift the blockade temporarily while Russia suspended arms shipments and the issue was negotiated. They said, however, that Thant's proposal was uiiaccepta-blo to President Kennedy in its present form because it made no provision to ensure an end to the military buildup while talks were going on.New Meredith Incident at 'Ole Miss OXFORD, Miss. (UPD—A crowd of University oi Mississ ippi students cursed and jeered James H. Meredith and tried to block his exit from the Student Union Building yesterday in the first serious harassment of the Negro since the university banned such activity. No attempt was made, however, to harm Meredith, 29, whose admission to "Ole Miss" under federal force touched off rioting that killed two persons and injured hundi-eds of others Sept. 30. A U.S. Marshal escorted Meredith through the demon strators without incident. Student heckling of Meredith virtu ally had stopped after a university warning earlier this month that unruly students would face swift and harsli disciplinary action. The incident began when Meredith entered the dining room of the student Union building and sat down at a table.Chinese Reds Smash Into Indian Town NEW DELHI, India (UPD—Chinese Communist troops have smashed their way into the monastery town of T'awang, an Indian spokesman announced today. It was the biggest victory to date for the Reds in their border war with India. The town fell, last night to a "three-prong attack" by the Chinese after "bitter fighting in the outskirts," the spokesman said. Tawang is a major Buddhist religious center and caravan stop in the northeast frontier agency, southwest of the principal Indian border post of Dhola which fell to Chinese attacks previously. It is 15 miles south of the Tibetan border near Bhutan. It is the first civilian administrative center to be occupied by the Chinese Reds since they crossed the disputed McMahon border line Sept. 8, and then launched an all-out attack last Friday night.Steinbeck Awarded Pulitzer Prize STOCKHOLM (UPI)—California-born John Steinbeck, whose novel "The Grapes of Wrath" ranks as one of the classics of 20th Century American fiction, today was awarded the 1962 Nobel Prize for literature. Steinbeck, who rose to fame in the 1930's with novels and short stories that reflected the "common people" and the depressed economic conditions of the age, thus became the sixth American to receive the Nobel award. The other five were William Faulkner, Ernest Hemingway, Sinclair Lewis, Pearl Buck, and playwright Eugene O'Neill. Steinbeck was born on Feb. 27, 1902, in Salinas, Calif., a section that provided the background; for many of his novels and stories. Stottlem.oyer today released the draft of a letter he will cany to the Riverside County Planning Commission this week. The letter, written at the request of the city's Plannin.r, Commission, sets forth in detail Commission ob.'.'Jctions to the proposed subdivision of the De- city limits. Following—is—a—transcript-of- Los Angeles city and civil defense officials sought to prevent another run on canned goods and bottled water, reported Wednesday in the m?tropolitan area. The heavy buying followed a suggestion by the city civil defense director, JosCiph M. Quinn, that residents buy a two -week supply pf food. Acting Los An.geles Mayor Harold Henry called the suggestion a "normal precaution" and "nothing new." He said, "there is no cause for alarm" regarding food supplies in the city. In the m,eantime. Corona's Civil Defense coordinator, City Manager Ralph Pfiffner, released a statement from the River, side County Civil Defense office. The statement set forth the preparations to be .undertaken TOPPLED — These portions of split log fences and several other stretches of fence in the City Park were torn down last night as vandals had a spree. Here Chet Bolland, park superintendent, examines the damage.—Staff Photo.Vandals on Spree Tear up City Park Vandals last night caused an unestimated amount of damage to trees, fences and picnic tables in Corona's main park on East Sixth Street. Police said that several trees had been chopped down, picnic tables overturned and fences broken over at ground level. There is no indication of how ■many persons were involved in the vandalism, police said. Park Superintendent Chet Bolland said that the treesArea S Population Is Growing, but Where? By Jerry Holtman Where is everybody? That is, where is everybody living? We know they're here, but where are they? To be more correct,- we know their CHILDREN are here. We know their children are here becaus.e the enrollment in the Corona Unified School District has increased just a shade under ten per cent since this time last year. But by Riverside County, Planning Commission calculations, the population growth here has been 6.83 per cent in the same period of time. The Planning Commission bas- Auto Fire An engine fire this afternoort caused exten.^-ive damage to a 1955 Chevrolet belonging to Vincent RojciS, 3723 Byron St., Home Gardens. Rojas raced to the fire department. for a hand fire extinguisher when his auto began to blaze uncontrollably in front of the Corona City Libraiy. Firemen arrived shortly and extinguished the fire. Rojas explained that he had stopped for gasoline but was forced to push the car to start it. He said he thought a backfire had triggered the fire'. es its on the April 1960 Federal census, plus the subsequent issuance of building permits. , According to the Commission, the city of Corona has grown by only 82 people-in the past three months, and Norco's population has .grown by only 83. But in this same period, school enrollment has jumped from 6,577 on the first day of school to 6,963 on Oct. 15, the day of the last Board of Education mèeting, ' when a count was made. This amounts to 386 students.. . . - True .enough, the County Planning Commission'estimated that growth of the "Temescal Division," which includes the. Cor-onita area,, has growifi by 233 people in the past three months, but, in this, case it seems to be jumping the gun a little. It based most of this growth on permits for new sub-divisions to the west, but none of these new housing areas have been occupied yet. The only explanation Bill Livingston, the planning technician with the Commission, has is that when the April 1960 census was made, there must have been many empty houses in the Corona area. If so and if there are few such empty houses now, .(Continued on page 10). CALIF. POLL ranged from three to five years old. He could not immediately place an evaluation on the damage. Dale R. Wilson, director of Public Works, said this morning that an extensive amount of damage had been done. "We still are surveying the damage, but it is too early to give an estimate," Wilson said. By MERVIN D. FIELD Director, The Cailfomia Poll Despite active campaigniijg by Ralph Richardson and Max Rafferty for the State School Superintendent post, almost half of the public is still undecided about which man they favor for this office. Among those who have made up their minds, Richardson has a slight edge. A California Poll survey taken in mid-October, about three weeks before election day, shows this división of opinion: All registered Prefer: voters Richardson 28% Rafferty w • 23 Undecided ' 49 The margin getween these two candidates remains virtually the same among the part of the electorate sampled who indicated the highest robability of voting in November. Among these voters who make up about three-fourths of the sample of all registered voters, Richardson maintains a five percentage point lead, and although the proportion who say they are un-(Continued on page 10) Tract Asks Annexation Corona is close to adding another 37 acres to its city limits. Planning Director Harvey Stottlemeyer said today that developers of Tract 2549^ at River Road and Goodwin, have paid their $20 annexation filing fee, have been advised of the flood control fee and are now before the State Boundary Commission in Pasadena. the State Boundary Commission must approve all ahnexa-ti6ns before, they can, be accepted by an incorporated city. The tract is being developed by the American Housing Guild of fullerton, and when completed will include 148 homes on R-1, or 7,200 square foot lots. Their widths will be 65 feet, with a 20-foot setback for each house. The new tract is being engineered by the . firm of Voorheis, Trindle and Nelson, which is hiandling several other developments in" the area. ■ If the annexation is successfully, completed, the new tract will have city sewer seirvice, and will get its water from the Corona Water Company > Stottlemeyer's letter: The City of Corona Planning Commission is opposed to the approval of Tract 2541 in the County of Riverside for the following reasons: The tract is not in accord with the City of Corona zoning ordinances requirements. Lot sizes are 4,237 to 4,697 square feet. Even including the open green area in each lot, the size~would-only-b,e-57268-to-5T728 square feet, leaving the majority of lots approximately 19 0 0 square feet short of the City of Corona's minimum requirements of 7,200 square feet. We do not include an alLey as part of any lot, therefore the 20-foot alley could not be considered part of each individual lot footage. The majority of lot widths are 10 feet short of the required 60 feet and 13 feet short of the required 100-foot depth. Corona requires every lot face upon a dedicated street. Thi'ee-quarters of the lots do not comply-, Safety of ingress and egress to homes by the 20-foot alley must be considered. Fire and police protection without cul-de-sacs would be difficult, if not impossible, especially for the interior homes. The City of Corona's requirement for a cul-de-sac street is 300 feet. This tract exceeds the city's maximum by 600 feet. Another problem which heavy density in this type of development presents is that of underground pollution of our water supply without connection to a sanitary s.ewer system. This will definitely add to the pollution of the-underground supply which we should protect. The City of Corona master plan of streets shows Mangular connecting with Yorba approximately in line with Smith Ave-I (Contimied on Page 8) by citizen's in preparing themselves for various levels of e-mergencies. A United Press International dispatch r.oceivcd at the Independent this morning described panic buying on the island of Cuba as a result of our naval blockade. Cubans were reported to be buying up on the same type of food-stuffs being stockpiled in the_Uni ted^S ta tes_________ Foul Play Afoot? The secret is out! Several local businessmen have been spotted by police in the wee small hours of the morning, racing their Turkey Derby entries around Grand Boulevard in preparation for the big event, which is scheduled for Nov. 17. The specially trained, extra fast and well-conditioned turkeys will be driven by some of the world's least experienced, most ine,pt, turkey jockeys—local Corona businessmen and businesswomen. All this should make a most exciting race, according to the chairman of the Turkey Derby, Harold Hof, who has had experience with similar events in the mid-west. Many of the local businessmen are keeping their training techniques secret, but it has been reliably reported that one entry, "Keller's Special", was imported from a far distant country where they grow turkeys fast and big. The only drawback to this maneuver—as the businessman discovered to his regret—is that this particular breed of turkey requires special food to keep it in top running condition, and this must be imported at great expense. The chairman of the Turkey Derby was overheard remarking this morning, "We are going to disqualify this particular entry, because the bird looked suspiciously like an ostrich, but now that we've discovered the great expense the, owner of "Keller's Special" has gone to in order to win, we may have to elasticize our rules a little bit." Other turkey owners and trainers were heard mumbling to themselyes over the matter, but so far no formal protest has been made. Besides "Keller's Special", entries so £ar Include Penney's "Gaymode", Karl's "Turpentine Tina", and Western Auto's "W;esco Pete". At last reiwrt, the track was firm, dry and very fast. pther reports indicate that the increased food buying has extended in scattered fashion a-cross the nation, hut with the heaviest purchasing concentrated in the Los Angeles and Orange County areas. Value of Sabin Polio Vaccine Is Stressed With over half of the Corona area's population still to get its Type I Sabin polio vaccination, medical authorities today warned that Salk "shots" and annual boosters do not afford full immunization against paralytic polio. ^ I na telegram to The Daily Independent this morning, Pr. Paul Wehrle, nationally recognized Virologist at Los Angeles County Hospital and noted advisor to medical on the Sabin Oral Polio Immunization Program, pointed out that 16 of the 33 cases of polio in Los Angeles County this year had had full series of Salk shots and annual boosters. "Polio has not been eliminated in Southern California. Only a month ago an epidemic raged in nearby Pasadena,". Dr. Wehrle pointed out and added: "Only Sabin oral vaccine can eliminate polio by halting the transmission of the desease through human carriers. Regardless of how many Salk 'shots a person may have had it is imperative that everyone above the age of one month receive the Sabin oral vaccine to insure full protection. This coming Sunday wilkbe the last opportunity for resident of Riverside County to receive Sabin oral Type I Polio Vaccine on a small cube of sugar at some 57 county-wide neighbor, hood clinics.YULE FUND IS PAST $3.000 With today's contributions, the Christmas fund has now passed the $3000 mark by $35. If those who plan to make donations send in their money to the Chamber of Commerce office immediately, the fund could reach $4000 in ¡i few days. Dr. Paul Nill Nilsson is a new membei of the $50 Club. Other members are: American Dry Cleaners, Circle City Construction Co.. Fish Sign Co., Charles R. Miller, Walt's Richfield, Green Lantern Print. Shop. Mr. and Mrs. Edward Yoiing, Sprouse-Reilz, Mr. and Mrs. L. C. McNutt. , ;