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   Oakland Tribune (Newspaper) - July 5, 1948, Oakland, California                                8 Oakland Tribune, Monday, July 5, 1948_______ ALAMEDAN PROSPERS, PLAYS DESPITE BLINDNESS, DEAFNESS Block and Silent World Conquered By Samuel W, Bean By ELINOR HAYES Samuel W. Bean is both deaf andi a sound or sight but memory has entered his life since he was he gets along with a philosophy and joy that would do credit to the most fortunte man In the world. Bean, 52, of 1807 Santa Clara Avenue, Alameda, hasn't heard a word in 39 years but he has retained the ability to talk. He never saw his wife or two sons. All their smiles, affection, problems and nor- mal family expressions could only be brought to him through their fingers tapping words out into his hand. His world is completely blac_k and silent, or so it would seem. In it he has made himself a bright, pros- perous citizen. His hand, and this is characteristic of his whole atti- tude toward life, is his only contact with life and is held out as gaily as thai of a candidate. I CHAMPION AT CHESS I His life and position toward it possibly is given its best example: in his prime Bean not only plays chess. He is a champion. He ranks fourth or fifth always among the 100 players cf the Oakland Chess Club, they report. "When Northern California played Southern in a test at Atascadero recently, Bean took his special raised board into No. 24 spot, which indicated he ranked in that place among the 50 boards in play. He won his match after a grueling four-hour heat. Fellow players regard him as an excellent team player. One of them discussed his attitude toward the game thus: "He plays chess, as he does every- thing, wholeheartedly. Although he is so limited actually, he isn't fa- natically, preclusivcly engrossed in it, or anything- He does other things also." LIKES TO DANCE Dances, for one thing. One part- ner reported that he merely asks whether it is a waltz or fox trot, swings into it and seldom bumps into other couples. She said that she tapped the tempo on his shoul- der and they got alone famously. In the main, possibly the most amazing ability of this able man is that he has remembered how to talk all these years, clearly, even though in a monotone. He tells the story of his affliction: "I was watching some boys on a Palo Alto playground when I was 13. One of the boys picked up a rock and threw it, only playing. It hit me in the head, caused intej inflammation and destroyed the optic and auditory nerves." TEACHER PRAISED Bean is the son of a former Palo Alto contractor and builder. After his accident his .mother brought him to Alameda and he became student at the California School for th" Blind in Berkeley. "I had a wonderful teacher. Miss White. She was blind her- spif." Bean said. "She taught me that a handicap is a handicap only in the degree in which you allow it to master you." It was there that he met another young woman teacher, whom he jpter married. That happy marriage ended when she died of rheumatic fever in 1933. leaving two sons, Samuel Bean Jr. and Earl Ray Bean. "I had a swell wife." Bean said. He had two years of study at the University of California and ex- pected to be a cabinet maker but the lure of living among people led him to become a salesman- FPILOSOPHY SPREAD He and his wife traveled from coast to coast, Mexico to Canada, giving wide circulation among other to his philosophy: "The time to be happy is now: the place to be happy is here; ihe way to be happy 3s to make others so." He presented to customers a little booklet "Light in of his own poems. One states his theory: j "Let grouch and pessimist I want a happy, cheerful heart. No matter if things go dead wrong, I'll smile, or whistle, sing a song. I'll rise in joy to greot the morn. And bless the dav fhat I was bom." SPEAKS FOR BLIND Remember it was written by a! man who couldn't hear a whistle if j everyone in the world whistled simultaneously nor tell the light of "morn" from the dead of night. Another poem, -written while splicing tent ropes for the U.S. Government, speaks for the blind: "We're grateful for the ropes to splice, For Uncle Sam will need 'em. We than khim for bis good advice, To help his plans for Freedom." Bean lives with, his mother, Mrs, Bean, and sister, Mrs. Leona Grant. He is star salesman of brooms and brushes for the Industrial Home for the Blind, working with a busi- ness companion, Fred Strieff. He reads Braille, keeps up on current events and historical novels, and goes fishing and camping whenever the opportunity presents Itself. TOASTER OF His attitude "I am master of my gets practical application by the fact that he goes out alone whenever he wants to play at the Chess Club, 387 12th Stret, or any- where else. A member of the League for the and Blind, he currently is "judge of the poetry conteit lor their magazine, Good This story has a footnote story in .humility. A reporter made a telephone call to a friend of Bean to ask some facts. The woman who answered supplied' them, paying tribute to Bean for his remarkable ability in adapting himself to life arranged for the other fellow. The she added: "It'i not ao bad, just being blind Samuel W. Bean (left) has been bolh deaf and blind since he was 13 years old, but as salesman, poet, chess cham- pion and philosopher he regards himself as "master of my fate." He is "talking" with, his business companion, Fred Schieff, who taps words into the palm of Bean's hand. Army Making Use Of Mathematics WASHINGTON, July 5. (U.R> Columbia Control Costly Project PORTLAND, Cjre., July The Army is trying to figure new How much would it cost to prevent ways to use mathematics to solve a future rampage by the Columbia its various problems. River? It has named Prof. John von Neu-1 At nnn nnn mm TU ,._ mann chairman of a mathematics1 At least That's the advisory committee. He is from the CyclistsTear Up Riverside RIVERSIDE, July unmuf fled roar of celbrating motorcyclist echoed through the streets toddy heavily reinforced police patrol worked desperately to keep orde in the final day of a three-day noli 'day gathering. More than 50 arrests were madf I Saturday and Sunday as an esti imated 5000 cyclists moved intt town, drinking freely and disrupt ing traffic at will. Sheriff Carl F. Bayburn, who in- vited the motorcyclists to hold the event here, was one of the victims of brawls which enlivened the week-end. The Sheriff's Training Associa- tion held a racing and stunt pro- gram Jast night in an effort to keep the cyclists off the streets. The mob was not as wild as Saturday night, officers said. OFFICERS ATTACKED Two persons were injured and several officers attacked as they sought to maintain order. Arrests were made for drunkenness, drunk driving, disturbing the peace, fail- ure to disperse and shooting fire- crackers. An additional 12 persons were questioned and then released. The wild, fun-seeking cyclists drank from beer botles as they roared down the streets, blocked off traffic to hold races and exhibitions and paraded through bars other public places. In the early morning hours ictivily slowed and the weary cyclists slept any place they could. Some brought sleeping bags, others lad hotel accommodations but many lept in parks or on lawns. In a similar celebration here last Jabor Day two persons were killed, 15 injured and 20 arrested. Hayburn was among the officers attacked when he tried to stop a disturbance. He was struck and lad his clothing torn. Carl Gunn, 24, Los Angeles, was arrested for the attack. CYCLIST KILLED One cyclist, Robert E. Murphy, 25, Honterey Park, was killed when he truck a bridge abutment last night, officers repnrted. Military police and highway pa- rolmen came to the aid of sheriff's [eputies and local police in clamp- ng a closedown on about half of he bars in town. .estimate .of P. M. Robbing, retired j The main event of the meeting, a 100-mile race, was scheduled for to- Audrey Ebli McBride is shown as a radiant girl preparing for role as queen of Oakland Columbus Day fete of 1939. The happiness of this McBride and Audrey Ebli in tragedy today with McBride charged with the murder of his wife, shown smiling beside him. This picture was taken in front of the St. Francis Hotel long before any cloud of marital discord shadowed their lives. tute lor Advanced Study, Princeton, I ..It take at ,easl 'acre-feet of storage to hnve any ef- Other members are: Dr. Hendnkjfect on the flood he told the Bode, director of mathematical re- Portland Lions Club. search, Bell Telephone Company! -Grand Coulce Dam has on] 4. tne hood. Laboratories. New York: Prof. H. P. 000.000 acre-feet If i day at the Box. Springs track. Air Force Capt. Dean Miller and his wife were stopped in their car. je'xaiied'rufe struck and their car damaged. Elks Elect Exalted Ruler PHILADELPHIA, Juiv George I. Hall, New York business- Cyclists broke windows and beat in the reservoir Rayburn said the unrly mob wns Robertson, California Institute of could be used for Hood not part of the race group which Technology, Pasadena. Calif.: Prof, .which it would take only was invited to Riverside. J. B. Rosser, Cornell University, .3 or 4 inches off the cres'- Bonne- Ithaca, N.Y.; Prof. J. J. Stoker and ville is merely a river dam and has Prof. Richard Courant, both of New York New York. Editor Will Cruise Month With Fleet ELKO, Sheerin', ei no effect on flood he said. Reforestation and headwater dams would have no effect on a major flood like the one this year, he said, adding that gigantic storage dams would be the only answer. editor Eiko Daiiyi Memorial Defiled CAPETOWN, July 5. "TheFC people are just .a bunch of he said. LEAVING TOWN Many local residents planned to be elsewhere. They figured they had seen enough. Other motorcycle celebrations re- cently have been at HolHster, Calif., where 40 state patrolmen were needed to quell the disturbance and at Ensenada, Lower California, last April. Free Press, leaves next week on a. month long Navy cruise designed; dais have destroyed with a hammer to acquaint laymen Navy.-the little stone galleon which rests Sheerin, only Nevada representa-; on top of the pedestal of the famous: Embassy tive on the trip, will leave Long, memorial erected on the Capetown' RIO DE JANEIRO, July Beach July 9 with a flotilla includ- shore in memory of Captain, The former Russian embassy in San Juan, Puerto Rico, grand inner1 ing four cruisers, a battleship and the Antarctic explorer who, with'Brazil has been transformed into aiguard; Andrew W. Parnell, Apple-; Swiss Glider Mark two aircraft carriers. four companions, perished in boarding house. Brazil broke rela- ton. Wis., grand tyler. j T The group will spend two weeks 1912, when returning, from theltions with Russia less than one year! The grand exalted ruler-elect man, today was' elected grand of the Benevolent and Order of Elks. Hall, a past exalted ruler nf Lyn- brook, N.Y., Lodge No. 1515. will be installed Thursday as successor; of Lafayette A. Lewis, of Anaheim, Calif. The 84th Grand Lodge session also elected: M. H. Starkweather, of Tucson. Ariz., grand esteemed leading knight; B. A. Whitmire, of Hender- sonville, N.C., grand esteemed loyal knight; O. J. Fisher, Greeley, Colo., grand esteemed lecturing knight; J. Edgar Masters, Charleroi, PR., grand secretary. Joseph B. Kyle, Gary, Ind., grand treasurer; Arnold Westermann, Louisville, Ky., grand trustee' for one year; Douglas E. Lambnrne, Salt j Lake City, Utah, grand trustee forj five years; Chester W. Siegmund. Sheriffs Nab 3 Girl Fugitives In Wild Chase Over Hill, Dale NAPA, July sher-iaware that they were under con- iffs officers admitted that they were j slant' scrutiny, the girls emerged "led a merry chase" over hill andjtrom the grain and sat under a tree dale north of here, before they cap-ion a hillside. They fled into thick tured three girls, alleged fugitives [underbrush when Claussen and from the Sonoma State Home Sheriff Walter Martinelli Eldridgc, Sonoma County. arrived on the scene and gave Jay McBride, 31, as he ap- peared after he confessed to police that he shot his wife, Audrey, 26, in San Francisco yesterday. (Story on Page 1.) The pursuit, punctuated with shots :chasc. After a wild run, in which I in the air as the officers sought to Martinelli fired several times in halt the fleeing'trio, took air, the girls got away. Claus- about two .rules south of came on them suddenly a short after Game Warden M. P. Joy, i time iatcr as he and Martinelli sys- aware of the escape through a radio.tematically searched the hillside, message earner, spotted the girls j They were returned to Napa, walking along the highway. He'where state home authorities picked halted his car to question them, but.thcrn Their names were not ithey fled into a grain Held. i learned here. Claussm said their Joy remained in his car and'ages were 22, 18 and 16. j placed a radio call to Sheriff 'Claussen, then trained his field I D< r glasses on the field. The fugitives rlesiOSdur roSSlI had dropped on their hands and! NOTTINGHAM. England, July 3. knees to avoid detection, but Joy bones of a 20-foot plesi- followed their progress by waving osaur, 150 million years old, have stalks. been uncovered in an 18-inch belt Evidently convinced that they of blue limestone at Barnstont had shaken off pursuit, and un- quarry, Nottinghamshire. in Honolulu. South Pole. id. July 5. been a" member of the Elks for 22! altitude record fo years ..Swiss gliders has been establishec Last night Lewis called upon the Magariino plain' here members of the Elks to back I Pllot Karl Huckstuhl inly those political candidates or ZurJch unhookcd from a pnwerrr jartics "who tell the Communists! c'raft at meters altitude and hi in unqualified language that aliened a total altitude o do not desire their support." 4800 meters. In asking a political active fight against Communists, Lewis told his audience of nearly 2000 in the Bel- levne Stratford Hotel that Com- munists' are openly advocating the overthrow of our government and. what is more, seeking protection under the Constitution they would destro3'. Youths Jailed for Disturbing Peace SANTA ROSA, crack- down on juvenile disturbers of the peace late Saturday Tiight landed 16 Bay area youths in jail here. _ The boys, ranging in age from 161 2625 TELEGRAPH AVE BERKELEY to 20, were arrested by California j AS hberry 3-4513 Highway Patrol officers after they! kept residents of the Rio Nido and Guerneville area up all night by racing "hot rods" and shooting fire- crackers. The officers said the boys had been drinking. All 16 were held on bail apiece on charges of disturbing the peace. Boy, 2, Dies From !Swallowing Pills ADVERTISEMENT Women Suffer Bladder-Weakness Patrolman William J. Keeton holds Joseph C. Valdez, 26, of 1364 93rd Avenue, following his apprehension last night in the yard of Rhodes-Jamieson Lid., building-materials firm of 333 23rd Avenue. Valdez' car was loaded with 32 sections of four-inch sewer pipe. He is being held in the City Jail for investigation of photo. Women, more than men, often suffer Irrm Bladder Irritation, painful passages, strong or cloudy urine, leg pains. Backache, Getting _._ _ ATf_ _ _ 'UP Nights, Rheumatic Pains, Nervousness PALO ALTO, July An-' nnd Swollen Ankles, due to non-organic and thony Linn, 2. son of Mr and non-systemic Kidney and Bladder troubles. Oeorpp Tinn nf Tins HnnL-inc cin.ot For energy-destroying troubles such as the J.irm of Ulto Hopkins Street, the Knor Control Laboratory hw died in a local hospital yesterday recently developed and seientfflcallr after swallowing several benzedrine; formula called Urotex, which is now avail- compound tablets at his home Satur- j I calming Irritated tissues It helps curb When he became ill lie was rushed above troubles. 2. It acts as an antiseptic In to the hospital. The bov told his lirfne, thus combating certain harmful .noje rho thought the pill, were I Dlete satisfaction or money back guaranteed Suspect Held in Theft of Pipe Joseph C. 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