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   Pasadena Independent (Newspaper) - July 20, 1959, Pasadena, California                             Sunny Warm Weather News On Page 16 inbepenbent Vest Readies Compromise Sec Slory On Page 7 10 CENTS TELEPHONE ALL DFPARTMENTS-SY 6-0311-ZE 2330-MU M871 PASADENA, CAL., MONDAY, JULY 20, 1959 DON'T TOUCH THE MERCHANDISE Crosslift (Blush) Bras? Harem (Gasp) Shorties! By RAY DUNCAN IVrllrr At the opening yesterday of the 25th California Corset, Bra and Lingerie Show, in the Bill- more Hotel in Los Angeles, a handsome young buyer for a well-established firm was look- ing desperately lor a certain Susan. He strode along a corridor entire second floor of the Bilt- more yesterday. They had brought in nearly a hundred girls io model their lines. A salesman In a corridor was saying, "We don't (hink of them as girls, they're just jmrt of the1 merchandise." lie pushed on past, but a gentle touch on his arm slop lined with lingerie him short. He turned Salesmen were praising I eagerly but no, it was only merchandise, and lovely mod- someone he knew in a Vassar- els were wearing it. ictte girdle and waist-cincher, One of the models stepped out in front of him. Susan? No, but not bad. She wore one of the French Hug bras, about a 32-B or C cup, with lace- edged satin straps. He hurried past her, looking for his Susan. Morn than 200 exhibitors had taken over the with shaped front and back panels of dacron cotton batiste, and spiral boning plushed with the-new lamtex. He mumbled something po lite and backed away. Girls hurried past him in all direc- tions. He recognized them all Charmfil, the Croslift, a couple of Loveables, the nev Fulfillment, several of the God dess group and a French Frolic in a startling 36 D. He eyed them all, looking fo Susan. He saw that the "higl rounded look" was still th trend, that necklines were no only lower but wider, that ai easier line was creeping hit the waist, moving away from the sharply-marked nipped-in midriff. He stopped to study a pasb ing Revelation. S o m c t h i n poked into both his shoulde blades in back. Without turn ing to look he recognized th double-foam ribbed construe tioh of the new Fantasy, an he judged it to be about a 32-C He ducked into a roon across the hall. Girls ther BRA: SOP, Vag FASADENAN REPORTS Britain Plagued by U.S.-Style Crime Problem By ARNOLD HUSS MunftKlnt Kctllnr American tourists in London have dis- covered they've got more problems in common with the British people than how to deal with Russia and the mounting tax bills. Of major concern to the public and officials alike in England at the moment is a sharp increase in lawlessness violence. Monday, only hours after 21 members of the Independent, Star-News World Travel Club arrived in London, Det, Sgl. Raymond Purdy was slain on a South Kensington street while an armed man. At almost the same lime in n Waterloo church vandals started a fire, destroying altar clothes, Bibles and damaging furniture and fittings. Teddy Boys (Britain's counterpart o f America's "rat continue to cause alarm by their crimes of violence and destruction of properly. The public demand for action against crime, violence and vice is bringing some re- sults. Early this week the House of Lords passed a mild- ly labeled "Street Offence Bill" seeking to curb prostitution. During debate on the bill Earl Winterlon supported Dr. Billy Graham's allegations of "dis- graceful behavior in London's parks." "I have seen things in. Green Park and St. James Park which astonished he said. "They took place under the eyes of the park keepers and police. I am convinced they offend visitors." Many Londoners are won dcring if the time hasn't come for a militant crackdown on crime. Former London police Supt. Frank Elms frankly contends it is the ordinary people themselves who are lo blame, for crime growth and weaknesses In law en- forcement. Elms said that professional police officers are insufficient in numbers and in powers to enforce'the law without sub stantial help from the public. This explains, he says, why the law on betting is enforced badly, the law on murder ex- tremely well; why criminal abortion goes unrecorded CRIME: See Page 10 Popular Ad Sells Furniture The first people who came bought all the furniture we advertised in our Indepen- dent, Star-News Classified Ad, and we had .12 more calls, reports Warren W. La Barr, 2715 San Marino. For complete sales satis- faction, phone .SYcamore K-0311 or Zenith 2331'and ask for "Classified." Your ad can run the very next dny. Swimmers Flee Shark at Beach Thousands of swimmers left the water at Seal Beach yes- terday when lifeguards spotted the dorsal fin of a shark about 75 feet offshore. An estimated people were on the beach and in the ocean at the time of the sight- ing. The shark was later seen heading out to sea. After a check of the area, lifeguards permitted bathing again. More than a million per- sons look advantage of Ideal weather at South- land beaches. Lifeguards were kept on the move all along the coast as 200 persons were rescued from the surf. A 17-year-old Inglewood boy was hit by a skiff with an outboard motor at Manhattan Beach and will probably lose his arm, doctors said. San Francisco Fire Routs 60 Residents SAN ty persons fled their homes Saturday night as fire struck the thickly populated North Beach section of San Francis co. There were no injuries re- ported. The braze fore through three frame flats at the foot of Tele graph Hill. Iraq Riots Approach Civil War BEIRUT, pro-Communist revolt an army at Kirkuk, busy oil cei ler in northeastern Iraq, wa reported yesterday to have n suited in near civil war an hundreds of casualties. The outbreak brought fron Iraqi Premier Abdel Karim Kassom an angry dcclaratio that "we will settle accounts with the Communists arid mi tineers. It was'his stronge: declaration yet against th Reds. Press reports in Cairo an Damascus, captials of Game Abdel Nasser's United Ara Republic, said fighting starte Wednesday while Iraq was sti celebrating the July 14. arm versary of Kassem's 195S ant royalist revolution, and Ilia clashes were still going on The U.A.R. press described th fighting as near civil war. But Ahmed Saleh Abdi Iraqi military governor, in a Baghdad broadcast mini mizcti the scope of armed clashes and said a normal situation had been restored Ho said "some Incidents rii turbing to the peace" occurre and "these led to attacks 01 and damage to, certain places in Kirkiik. U.A.R. press reports said I cal army and police units i Kirkuk, a city of approximate ly about 150 miles nort of Baghdad, fought with Coir m u n i s t demonstrators o Wednesday and 27 person were killed and 150 injured. The local authorities ha about regained control, thes reports said, when the 2n brigade of. the 2nd army div sion mutinied, killed the depi ty division commander, ble' tip bridges and seized stralegi points in and around the clt; The bodies of at least 35 persons, including Hie com- mander, Turcoman tribes- men leading" looal per- sonalities, were reported hanged or dragged through Ihe streets. The reports said there wer incidents elsewhere in Iraq, in IKAQ: See Fagc 1 Rooster Rouser Aii El Monlean has u roster of roost- ers which are causing him. more than a peck of legal trouble. Page 2. Pageant Opens An estimated spectators lined the route as 76 of the world's most beautiful girls rode in Uliss Uni' verse contest parade at Long Beach 'yesterday. Page 5, Classified ........17-19 Comics............. ,20 McConnclI ..........2 Obituaries ..........Ifi Opinion .............8' Society 6 Sports ..........J2, n Sumner Theater TV-Radio...........15 ARRESTED WITH FORMER NURSE West Covina Doctor Held in Wife Slaying MURDER VICTIM-Mrs. Barbara Jean Finch, 33-year-old housewife, was shol to death at her home in the ex- clusive country club section of West Covina. Her es- tranged husband, Dr. Bernard R. Finch, was arrested yesterday in Las Vegas, Nev. for questioning. HOUSEKEEPER-Marie Anne Udholrtv Dr. and Mrs. Bernard. Finch, is aided by an investigator as she re-enacts Ijer version of how Dr. Finch hetd her head after she saw Mrs, Finch lying on floor. il Housekeeper Tells Tale of Violence in Country Club Area Young Maid Claims Beating by Victim's Estranged Mate A wealthy West Covina doc- lor is to be returned from Las Vegas this morning to face murder charges in the mid- night slaying of his attractive estranged wife. Dr. Bernard Finch, 43, was arrested in the Nevada city yesterday after his wife's body was found near their experis ve hilltop home at 2750 Lark Hill Drive, West Covina. Mrs. Barbara Finch, was found sprawled near 4 trail leading to her parents' home, where she apparently sought protection from her attacker, She had been shot once, po lice the .38 caliber bullet entering the rear of her right shoulder and emerging under rier heart. Dr. Finch, co-owner and staff member of the West Covina Medical Center at.8'11 S. Or- ange Ave., denied any knowl- edge of the slaying, claiming he had been in Las Vegas since Friday. His young housekeeper, Swedish born Marie Anne Lidholm, however, told police the doctor knocked her uncon- scious by crashing her head against a wall shortly before Mrs. Finch was slain. West Covina police were alerted Saturday at p.m. when Miss Lidholm phoned and cried, "Dr. Finch is killing his wife." When police arrived, the woman was dead. A woman claiming to be the girl friend of Dr. Finch, told Las Vegas police last night she had driven him back into Cali- fornia and to his home Satur- day night. Carol Tregoff, 22, at whose apartment Dr. Finch was ar- rested said lie was going to ask his wife for a divorce. The red-haired cocktail waitress, a former nurse at Finch's office, told police. Mrs. Finch pulled a gun and a scuffle ensued. She said she fled (he house reluming to Las Vegas alone hut, as slie wits leaving, heard one, and possibly two shots. Dr. Bernard R. Finch Held In wife's doalh Deputies said Finch had scratches on one arm and hand. The housekeeper said Mrs. Finch arrived home from a tennis engagement and was southca. met at the garage by her hus- band, with whom she has been separated since last May. She said she heard sounds of quarrel, then screams for help. She ran to the jfnrage (o find Mrs. Finch lying on tho floor, bleeding from a cut on her forehead. The housekeeper said she turned the lights on only to have the doctor grab her head and slam it "two or three times" against the wall, crack- ing the plaster and knocking her unconscious. Miss Lidholm told police that when she awoke, Dr. Finch was standing over her with a gun and forced her and Mrs. Finch into his wife's 1957 au- tomobile. Mrs. Finch then bolted the car .and tried to escape to the home of Dr. and Mrs. Raymond B. about 75 yards away down the hillside. Miss Lidholm said she'heard a shot antt then called police. The slain woman Is the DOCTOR: Turn lo 10 QUESTIONED-Carol Tregoff, 22, is questioned at the Las Vegas, Ney. sheriff's office about the slaying of Mrs. Barbara Jean Finch in West Covina. Miss Tregoff said she is a friend of the victim's husband, Or. Ber- nard R. Finch, who is being held in las Vegas. Lost Family Survives J 2-Day Desert Ordeal MOAB, family of six children aged 4 to rescued yes made it through today. Prayer and the Lord helped Scott said he and his wife terday after being stranded for more than two days in Ihe hot and children had no food nor istern Utah desert with- wator rrom ,hc timc they )cft out food or water. The family of Mr. and Mrs. Virl B. Scott of Murray, Utah, was flown to the Moab airport from the remote Country ofi Standing Rocks near the con-! fluence of the Green and Colo- rado rivers. Scott said they survived by rationing a pint of water from their disabled auto's radiator, eating some salmon egg fish bait, and digging into the dirt to keep out of the heat and sun. "We arc filthy dirty from dirt baths from our heads as relatives look him from the airport (o (heir home lo rest. they left Moab Friday at 7 a.m. until two Civil Air Patrol fliers landed in the rugged area and hiked to them yesterday about 9 a.m. After the fliers reached them, a pickup truck finally negotiated the rough uranium prospector's road and took them between five and 30 miles to a point where two planes landed. From other there they were flown to Moab. The point where they were stranded is described as about 40 air miles southwest of Moab in the wild, desolate and deep- ly c has mod rock country through which th.e Green and Colorado rivers snake until they meet near Cataract Can- yon. Speaking slowly so as to make his cracked voice audi-1 The left Friday morn- ble, he said: ring, planning a Strive to Dead "When two byca'th" view oVthe cohVolutlons so did we. I don't sec how But Scott said they took a we survived as long as we ditijcouplo of wrong turns and be- and I'm sure WB couldn't have'camc lost.   

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