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Hayward Review, The (Newspaper) - July 21, 1944, Hayward, California REVIEW Volume 86 431 tostro Street HAYWARD, CAUrtORNIA, FRIDAY, JULY 1944 Telephone 1200 Established-! 891 FAVOR WALLACE Nazis Kill Suspects; Bombing 'High Officials Purged by Party By JOSEPH W. GRIGG United Press Staff Corespondent LONDON, (UB-r-Berlin report- ed today that Nazis had begun a blood purge ol suspects in an abortive revolt against Adoll Hitler, and a traveler reaching Sweden from Germany said he had heard that "many hundreds" of German officers had been cuted in an attempt to stamp out unrest and disorder. Col. Gen. Ludwig Beck, for mer chief of the German general staff, was executed as a ring- leader of the anti-Nazi conspir- acy which threatened to plunge Germany into civil 'war, but which appeared to have been sup- pressed by ruthless action which left Hitler in firm control. The cold blooded extermina- tion of all anti-Nazi elements in Germany appeared to be under way in the wake of'an attempt to' assassinate Hitler. The first planes to reach Swed- en from Germany since the out- break of vicflence, brought Berlin in'a virtual state of siege, butuhe passengers Saw Will Arraign Nels Nelsen On Tuesday A. L. (Red) Vollmann and NeU Nelsen of Hayward, indicted by the Alameda County Grand jury July 11, following its investiga- :ion into alleged irregularities in California Farm Production con- tracts, will be arraigned in Super- ior court next Tuesday. The indictment charged thai Vollmann, a former, council ex- ecutive, was given by Nel- sen, a construction official, in xchange for contract favors. Meeting Is Arranged 3y Disaster Group A meeting of the Disaster Re- lef chapters in Hayward area nd surrounding .communities vill be held next Monday night t 8 o'clock, in the Hayward City Hall. Committeemen representing ne Pleasanton, Oakland, Liver- nore, San Leandro, Centerville, nd Hayward relief groups 'will e present at the meeting to dis- uss "Disaster Relief as it Per- ains to Natural Disaster." Hans Ogaard, chairman of the ocal chapter, will preside at the leeting. Warren Names 5 iiu sign 011'evun in me cuy nseu. OFFICERS SLAUGHTERED One of the air travelers said at Malmo, however, that he under- stood hundreds of German army officers had been slaughtered by the. Nazis in their efforts to pu down disaffection and disorder, much of it in East Prussia and other areas of Germany. A'Stockholm dispatch to the London Evening Standard said the attempt on Hitler's life was believed to have followed direct- ly-upon the failure of an effort by the Nazis to'make peace with Russia. To Investigate Port Chicago SACRAMENTO, (U.R) Go' Earl Warren today appointed committee of five state legislator to determine if the-Port Chicag explosion disaster has shown need for revision of state civilia disaster relief laws. Warren said he hoped tha knowledge gained from the' ex perience' at Port Chicago wduli result in recommendations "fo the improvement of the coveragi of existing disaster legislation. Stockholm telephone authori- ties: reported that connections with Berlin were resumed on a "limited scale" about (i p. m. to- day, suggesting that the Nazis Appointed were Assemblymar felt they had the situation under control. Oakland Chapter Calls Red Cross Policy Meeting Discussion of Red Cross policy, and authorization of Mrs. R. Mor- ton Mahson to appoint a nominat- ing committee to recommend a new' of f icers' slate for the local Red Cross branch, took place at the meeting of Hayward Red Cross officers and Oakland chap- ter officials last night, in city hall, according to Grace Morton, local publicity chairman. The group will meet again next Friday night to vote on the of- ficers selected by the nominating committee. Called by Oakland Red Cross leaders, Oakland chapter heads present at the meeting were Dr. Ching, chairman of the Oakland chapter, Lee Neubert, head of branch chapters, and Lula Web- ster, executive secretary. From another reliable source, it was learned that "family bick- ering" between the Oakland chapter and the Hayward branch led to the meeting being called by Oakland chapter officials. Mrs. Manson Informed the group that she no longer cared to be chairman of the Hayward Red Cross branch, but would willingly work on branch com- mittees. Charles Lyon, speaker, Los An geles; Harold F. Sawallisch Richmond, and Thomas Maloney San Francisco; and Senators Jer- rold Seawell, president pro-tern Roseville, and T. H. De Lap Richmond. Meantime, Attorney General's deputies ruled that the state money legally may be used in es- tablishing a children's recreation center in Port Chicago. State War Council officials suggested the center to care for children of residents who are occupied in re- habilitating their homes. Boys Are Caught With Gas Coupons A prospering business, selling I stolen gas coupons, operated by a young Hayward boy on pro- bation from the Oakland Deten tion Home, was uncovered by the city police last night, when the boy's father reported' that he was minus 125 "T" coupons. Investigation by authorities showed that the boy had sold over 200 stamps at 50 cents apiece to his friends. The 17-year-old boy was picked up by the probation offi- cer and returned to the Deten- tion home. His boy friends were called into the police station and order- ed to turn in the stamps. They will come up before the Hayward gas ration board. Roosevelt Warns Country Against Immature Hands Lists 3 Objectives In Acceptance By MERRIMAN SMITH United Press Sialf Correspondent WITH PRESIDENT ROOSE- VELT AT A PACIFIC COAST. NAVAL BASE, Roosevelt, speaking from this un- identified west coast naval base, accepted the fourth term nomina- tion last night and warned the >eople not "to turn over this 1944 world-wide in- experienced and immature lands." The president, speaking from he guarded security of his spec- al train 'in which he journeyed rom Washington, said that he would accept the nomination de- pite "my desire to retire to the uiet of private proni- sed that he would not "cani- laign in the usual sense, for the ffice." "In these days of tragic sorrow, do not consider it he aid. "Besides, in these days of lobal warfare, I shall not be ble to find the time. I shall, owever, feel free to report to the people the facts about mat- ters of concern to them and es- pecially ,to correct any misrep- Mr. Roosevelt said that it (Continued to page 3) He Wins D.F.C. Second Li. Carl F. Hanien, son of the Fred Hanseniiof 7887 Russell Rd., recent wln- ner of the Distinguished Fly- ing Cross, earned during bomb- ing missions' over Europe. Dpen Inquii intoExplosio) Chicag y the National convention yes- erday, began. "To speed victory, establish and maintain peace, guarantee full employment and irovide is its 5latform. We do not here detail cores of planks. We cite action.' That contrasted with this para- raph of the Republican plat- orm: 'Four years more of New Deal olicy would centralize all power i the president and would daily ubjecl every act of every citi- en to regulation by his hench- Veh; and this country would re- lain a republic only in name." The two platforms contained POKT CHICAGO nav- al board of inquiry convened here today in closed session to open investigation into the ammuni- tion ship explosion Monday night which killed 323 persons, injured hundreds' and caused millions oE dollars of damage. The board was composed of three unidentified Navy captains whom -12th Naval district head- quarters said had served recent- ly on active duty. "Because of the technical na- ture of the testimony, only ac- tual witnesses called by the'cour will be present at the? hearing, the Navy announcement said. Lt. Cmdr. Keith Ferguson USNR, will serve as judge advo cnte for the board, which the Navy emphasized was a fact-find ing body rather than a trial body It will make recommendation to Rear Adm. Carleton Wright 12th Naval district commandant The recommendations will be forwarded to the Navy depart- ment in Washington. City Will Adopt Building Codes Wetzel Requests Ordinances Cover AN Construction Meeting last night with Pat R Wetzel, recently named building inspector, Hayward City Coun cil in a busy committee session discussed propo'sed ordinances to je enacted here covering build- ing and utilities. Further dis cussioa is slated for the adjourn- ed meeting of the council to be leld next Monday night at cit> lall. Action may be taken al his time or deferred to the nex! regular council meeting. Among matters talked over vere the proposed adoption of a uniform building code, the na- ional plumbing inspection code, tate gas code, uniform electrical ode, and code of standards for lectrical materials, devices and ppliances. Ordinances cover- ng all these matters will be in- roduced. Fire Chief Anthony August nd Police Chief George Forth ttended the meeting. August s asking an ordinance to require wners of two-story store build- ings in the downtown section to aise their store awnings at night. 01 is nec- iry as awninis placed laV they prevent erection of ladders to upstairs apart- ments, many of which have only one exit. PLANNING COMMISSION There was talk about revival of a .City Planning commission to make recommendations for resi- dential zoning and city beautifi- cation. Action on this matter will be on the agenda at an early meeting. Mayor George A.. Mays opened the discussion stating that members of the council cannot devote the proper time to this study. Two Killed in Auto Crash At Ashland Lt. (jg) Herbert Hall, 36, US! Receiving Barracks, Camp Shoe maker, and his companion, Mrs Lucene De Noon, 26, 233 Dun can St., San Francisco, were killed instantly early this morn ing when the car in which they were driving, skidded 400 feet and crashed into a telephone pole at the intersection of East 14th St., and Kent Ave., Ashland. Their companions, Lt. (jg) Jack Hoffman, 24, USN Receiving Bar- Camp Shoemaker, and Mrs. Eleanor Cochran, 24, 3029 roothil! Blvd., were taken to Hospital for first aid reatment. Hoffman was re- noved to the Oak, Knoll Naval lospital, suffering with critical lead and internal injuries. Mrs. Jochran received severe bruises nd cuts. The accident occurred al liis morning. Lt. Hall was driv- ng Mrs. De Noon's car towards Passing another car, Hall lost ontrol of the car, swerved from he right lane of traffic to the ide of the highway, hit a stream f water running in street gut- er, spun the car around several mes, and s truck the telephone ole twice, before neaily roke in the force of the impact. The car crashed into the pole so hard, that the pole was moved a foot and a half from its moor- ing in the ground. Vice President Gets Big Chicago Truman Boos Bring Sharp Reprimand Many Others Are Being Named BULLETIN CHICAGO STADIUM, Convention Chairman Samuel D. Jackson said late today that the Democratic national con- vention probably would remain in continuous session until the vice-presidential nomination is completed end all other busi- ness concluded. BULLETIN CHICAGO STADIUM. An aide to Mayor Edward J. Kelly of Chicago, said the may- or had talked this morning with President Roosevelt and thai the president informed him Sen. Scott Lucas of Illi- nois, would be acceptable as a vice-presidential nominee. CHICAGO STADIUM, he battle of the man and into a The testimony given by Die Reynolds of Sunol, that Ha tried to pass him in .the rigl lane of traffic, was substantiate by Mrs. Cochrane, when question ed at Fairmont Hospital. She told Highway Patrolme Arthur' Krause' and Tony Ros ome common pledges, sortie di ergent ones and some in sharp onflict. Here is a comparison of ime of the planks: OREIGN POLICY party pledgee! to join with the other United ations in the establishment of to page 3) BULLETIN LONDON, wai reported under martial law !o- nighi and disorders re- ported in Gtrminy and Mil Pruuia M GwmM rent Dictator Heinrich Himm- sought to hunt down Itad- and leUewcn in "fifth rent roTolt Adolf Hit- Mrloui lo Nail ruit. Police Order Closes Dine Dance Hall A blossoming clime jig dance hall in Hayward was nipped in the bud last night, when John Purcell, 46, of 4050 Tribune St., was ordered lo close his dance hall at 653 Castro St.; by Police Chief George Forth, and Sgt. R. T. Meyers. Purcell told the police that he admitted the girls free of charge, to teach the boys how to dance. When it was learned that he was paying the girls 5 cents per dance, the police put a stop to it. Purcell was also charged with hiring minors. Weather Forecast San Francisco Bay fog west of Twin Paaki, high fog in the mornings elsewhere, otherwise clear over the week- end. Cooler afternoons. Lrrermore, Santa Clara and Salinas fog in the mornings otherwise clear over the weekend. Cooler.. Execution Stay Granted Slayer CANON CITY, COLO KU.RJi The execution of Frank Martz ex-soldier convicted of the bruta slaying last Dec. 6 of 3-year-olc Katherine Geist, was ordered postponed today by the Colorado Supreme court. The tribunal issued its ordei pending a further review of the case. Martz had been slated to die in the state penitentiary's lethal gas chamber today. He ap- pealed for a new trial about a month ago. Woman Is Released In Mute Slaying Case VISALIA Mrs. Louise D o d s o n, 28, was released from the county jail here yester- day after she toid sheriff's offi- cers that Frank Mendonica, who lived in a tent adjacent to the .railer house where Mrs. Dod- son's 13-year-old deaf mute daughter was burned to death Monday night, had often threat- ened to burn the trailer, Mrs. Jodson and the child. Investigation into Mcmtonica's actions the night the trailer louse was burned, while the child vas locked inside, was being con- inued today by sheriff's officers. District Attorney Walter Height laid that a decision on whether ibly be reached later today, o hold Mendonica would prob- Mrs. Dodson was reported to lave told investigating officers hat she and Mendonica were llv- ng togeth'cr as man and wife. that the four had been drinking little earlier in the evening. Water flowing from an ope: water hydrant in a housing proj ect several blocks away from th scene of the accident, filled th' gutters and overflowed onto thi slick pavement. Guam Taken On Thursday By U.S. Forces By FRANK THEMA1NE United Press War Correspondent PEARL HARBOR
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