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   Daily Independent Journal (Newspaper) - June 2, 1951, San Rafael, California                               WEATHER FORECAST Ray Region: Fair Sunday but morning fog along coast. today hut cooler Sunday attrr- noon. Westerly wind 10 liO mph in Low tonight Sierra Nevada: Fair tonight and Sunday. Rising tempnatincs. DAILY Est. 1861 SERVING All OF M A K IN COUNTY RAINFALL REPORT Total to date ....................42.91 This dale last Seasonal average ................35.94 Temperatures! Noon today 8S 85; low 51 91ST YEAR A MONTH BY CARRIER SAN RAFAEL, CALIFORNIA, SATURDAY, JUNE 2, 1951 5e PER COPY No. 61 TONS OF CONCRETE poured into the forms M the new Mnrln General Hospital on the wc.st slope of Bon Air hill near Greenbrae lakes shape. The public facility, to cost about and financed primarily by R bond Issue, Is due to go Into operation next year. Robert McCarthy Co. of San Francisco Is the generar contractor. Independent-Journal photo, Courtesy Tollefson Air Service. SANTA VENETIA CHILD, 6, HIT BY TRUCK, IS KILLED MARIN MUSINGS By Rafael Marin We were staring at oui new maps nRaln thli morning, try- ing to think of something to put in this spare. And we nollced some- thins; about southern Marin winch may be news to some The old spelling of Sau-.ilito was an mo.st people know "Saureilto." And many years befotf we were born, the name was changed to Its pteienl orthographlral .status Bui even lodnv, the ratml which officially runs up nichauLon hav (but Is In nn undtedged Mate those days) Is called by the old name "Saurrllto cntml If the Spanish we leained fiom Mis. Agnes Palmer down at Pa- fael HlKh hotels Rood afloi nil 'nose years, Ihe town's name nuMtis 'tit- tle willow "What ii so lair- HI a day In June" should be chained, an eailv ilser tells us, to "What Is so ran- as a day In June at 6 in llm morn- Ing in He .s.iv, the people who .stay In the sack until nist time to catch the In Han Ftiimlsco or luxuriate on rubbei loam unlil tin- maid brings In the entire n! Mist don't know about the bcaulv of the county. He wnxcd poetic nboul the pecullaily lovely Unlit on Ml 'tum- nlpai.x viewed from the Mnaele Mile nt five minutes to MX n m He added with a gtim Hole on i "And, furthermore time is III lie 01 no traffic at that A Hmmllon Kield .serui.iiii nnd his wife can rule a frc rnginr to- night In Larkspur, if they want In If thev don't, they have finite a few other things to lake up (heir time Sgt. Harold R. icttiined Korea veteian -and his wtfe, It seems, are going to he Ruest.s of the Larkspur Rose Bowl and the Lark- spur (ire depailmeut 'the a B-2fi gunner in I lip Km Knst wai. Comments Mel Ouster, Laik.spur fire department, piesidcnt; "We only wish It would be to have every man in (lift Eighth Army with us tonight In the Rase Bowl Of rour.se, I hat's not. posslblp so we'll compromise by showing Set- geant and Mrs. Saal the very best time possible." What's on thn piogram? Dining, Driver Says He Didn't See Child Riding Bike On Vendola Drive ear-old Santa Venetia boy, riding a borrowed bicycle aiiisi his rnothct's oideis, met instant death yesterday alter- MOOM when he was hit by a truck and knocked to the pavement. 'I lie v.js Eart Mallerman, son of Mrs. Marjorie Halter- tiMii. of Vendola diive, Santa Venetia. He was killrd instantly when his head hit the pavement, and was Marin's 13th traflie laiahiv of 101I. Driver of the semi-truck traile; continued on his way delivering potato chips and wag not stoppec until three hours later when he was a few miles north of Petaluma. Upon questioning by Chief De- puty District Attorney William O Weissich, truck driver Manue 48, of Niles, admitted he was in Sauls Venetia, but denied ho had seen the child or knew the truck hart struck the boy. PROBE CONTINUES Wei.s.sich said the driver has noi been cited and that "there is no evidence that he was aware of hit- ling anybody." Investigation by I he California Highway Patrol is continuing, however. A 10-year-old boy who .saw the accident on Vendola drive at about 4 p in. yesterday told highway patiol officers it was a big, blue and yellow truck with "potato chips' written on it, that struck Bart A uulio bulletin was sent by the Marin sheriff's office and the truck va.s slopped thiee miles north ol Petaluma. Souza's employer, operator of an Oakland ttlicking firm, said the driver had been hired'just yester- dancing, they want fire engine ride. -the day and was on his first run, to continue to TJkinh. HE WAS LOST The diiver told Weissich he be- came lost after making a delivery to a Santa Venella grocery store, and was trying to find his way back to the highway. The district attorney's investiga- tions indicated the youth was rid- ing the same direction as the truck nnd was knocked to the pavement by the trailer as the rig made a turn. The hilcl's mother has had other as her first husband, Bail's father, and her second hus- band, father of a 6 months old daughter, both were killed in plane crashes. Both were Air Force pilots. Neighbors told officers she had forbidden Bart to ride a bicycle. The youth was riding a cycle he had borrowed from a friend when he was kilted. Funeral arrangements are pend- ing at Keaton's mortuary, San Ra- fael. TONIGHT'S THE NIGHT San Rafael Lions Club Fashion Show and Stage Revue P.M. At Marin Catholic High School Summer Fashions by leading San Rafael stores. Entertainment by McKay's Studio Admission: Adults, Children, fiOc 1'iorerdf to Mrutn Junior Symphony M.V. Residents Form Boyle Park Rec Unit A committee of Mill Valley resi- dents has been formed to oppose the sale of Boyle park to the Tamalpais school board and the selling of any other public property. The organi- zation was formed after Thursday's city council meeting. Robert Blake, of Mill Valley, president of the group, today call- ed for contributions by individuals and groups interested In "insuring the piesent and future use of Boyle park by the public." Blake, a real estate and insur- ance broker, said that all financial gifts would be placed in a trust account. This fund would be used to fight any further attempts to sell Boyle park or other public places. Mill Valley councilman at their meeting Thursday night again call- ed attention to the need for an- other school site but did not give their appioval to the proposal to sell the 11-acre parkland. Many per- sons at the meeting, including for- mer countilmen, parents, and a state school official, came out against the idea. China Coast Blockade Impractical' Acheson Warns: U.S. Won't Allow Reds To Capture Formosa WASHINGTON of State Acheron said today the United States might agree to a ceate fire at the 38th parallel if there can be a "real lettlement" of the Korean war. WASHINGTON (ff) Secie tary of State Acheson said today a naval blockade of Red China is "under constant planning' but il is not practical at this time to seek United Nation backing for one. Testifying at the Senate's Mac- Arthur Inquiry, Acheson also said flatly the United States is "not go- ing to allow" Formosa "to be taken by force." And he called British-owned Hong Kong a pleace of importance whose fall to- the Communists would have "a very adverse influence" on U. S interests. Acheson denied that "any signifi- cant part of the State Department' ever had favored the Communist regime in China, as opposed to the Nationalist government of Chianj Kit Shek. It was Acheson's second duy of testimony at hearings by the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Rela- tions committees on the dismissal of Gen. Douglas MacArthur. He was asked about the White House conferences which led to the removal of MacArthur on April 11 from his Far Eastern commands But Acheson, who took part in the talks, refused to tell what was said at them. He said his stand was taken on "direct instruction" from President Truman. NO PEACE MOVES As to prospects for an end to the Korean war, Acheson said he knows of no present peace moves. He said there is a called it not the most likely the fighting will end in a stalemate. Calling "stalemate" an "unpleas- ant Acheson said there was a possibility of a settlement "on the basis of mutually known strengths." MacArthur in opposing Truman administration policy in Korea, con- tended it promised only a "bloody stalemate." A naval blockade of China was one of the proposals MacArthur ad- vanced as a more positive policy aimed to speed an end to the war. He also proposed bombing of Chin- ese bases in Manchuria and use of (Continued on Page 3) Flyers Die As Planes Collide Over New York YAPHANK, N.Y. fight- er planes collided over this Long Island village today and crashed in lames. Pilots of both" planes were killed. The planes, identified by the Air Force as F-47 Thunderbolts, fell to earth at separte spots east and south of Yaphank, site of a huge Army training camp in World War I. One plane fell in a woods, the other in an. open field. SERVICEMEN OFF DUTY Information Center Projected For S. R. Location of quarters on Fourth stieet near A street or the Grey- lound bus depot for establishment of information center is first aim of newly formed citizens' committee for servicemen's recreation. Al Goodwin, manager of Blumen- 'ield theaters in Marin, chairman of ,he committee, met with his steer- ng group for the first time Thurs- day night in the county courthouse. Members of the volunteer com- mittee, Goodwin announced are: the Rev. George A. O'Meara, pastor or St. Raphael's church, San Rafael; Aaron Schwartz, San Rafael mer- chant; Stanley Lowry, San Rafael Ihamber of Commerce manager; John Clahan, former USO director and at present athletic director of Marin Catholic High school; Al Davis, Central Labor Council; Roy S. Knechtly, Mill Valley; the Rev. 'aul Peterson, pastor. First Con- jregational church, San Rafael; the lev. Noble L. Owlngs, rector, St. 'aul's Episcopal church, San Ra- ael; Norman Wall; Major John 'ohnson, wing provost marshal, and 3, Burke, office of community ser- vice, both of Hamilton Field; Leon Smith, San Rafael auto dealer; W. (Doc> Duhamel, county veterans' ervice officer; ami Charlotte Barnes Blznlk, of tht Independent- j Journal. Father O'Meara, Rev. Owlngs and Leon Smith were un- able to attend the first meeting. Goodwin i eported his first ex- plorations of the needs and opera- tion of a center in Marin to bene- fit all servicemen stationed in the county or passing through it on visits. Pointing out the committee should only attempt a small operation at first, with emphasis on informa- tion rather than on recreation as In the last war, Goodwin asked the fi- nance committee, headed by Schwart to report back at the next general meeting June 5 on avail- ability and quantity of funds. Preliminary plans call for a cen- ter through which clubs and or- ganizations in the county would channel available entertainment and recreation for servicemen. In the coming weeks, Goodwin said, Lowry, representing business firms, Smith, who will chair an entertainment committee, Clahan, for program- ming and others on the set-up will meet to formulate definite plans. Edmund Blum, 66, Marin Probation Officer. Dies Heart Attack Is Fatal To Veteran Official Edmund T. Blum, 66, a Marin county who lias served in two departments of the county government ior the past 20 years, died today in a local hospital. Attending physicians said death was due lo a heart attack Blum, known lo his fi iends as was county piobalion ollicei. lie had been in the post situe The Maiin resident's death came .shoitly beloie 11 a. m., and was unexpected. Blum collapsed Thursday in ihe courthouse while on hi way to a court session. He was taken to the hospital, whete a doctor said he would be away from his job for about two months. But another attack came this morning, and the veteran official succumbed. FUNERAL PENDING Funeral arrangements are pend- ing. Services will be arranged by Keaton's mortuary, San Rafael. Blum took over the probation of- ficer's post from the late Thomas J. O'Connor in 1937. From 1931 to 1937, he served in the po.st of undcr- sheriff. He Joined the county serv- ice the same day as Sheriff Walter B. Sellmer, who named him to the post. The late probation officer lived at 1017 E street, San Rafael. Before his appointment as tinder- sheriff, he was for many years an employee of the Northwestern Pa- cific railroad. Much of this time was spent as a gateman and ticket- taker at the railroad's old Sausa lito ferry terminal. HAD FIVE SONS Surviving relatives include Blum's wife, Catherine; five children, Mrs. Marion Winston of Watsonville; Mrs. Dorothy Clayburgh of Watson- ville; Mrs. Eileen Tuttle of Burlin- Edmund R Blum of Tin- uron, and James R. Blum of San Rafael. Also surviving are five stepsons. They are Lloyd and Dean De La Montanya of Woociacre, Herbert and James De La Montanya of San Rafael, and Nick De La Montanya of Sonoma, Lloyd De La Montanya is super- intendent of the Marin county farm and hospital in Lucas Valley, and was formerly chief of the Marin county fire department James Blum is employed by the Pacific Gas and Electric Company of San Rafael. A native of San Francisco, Blum was a member of San Rafael Lodge 1108, B. P. O. Elks; San Rafael Council 10, YMI; the Probation and Parole association; and Marin Peace Officers association. OFFICIAL DIES Edmund T, (Bud) Blum, above, died today in a local hospital of a sudden heart attack, This picture was taken at the time of his ap- pointment to the post of proba- tion officer in 1936. BUSY SKIES CAP Holding Maneuvers Over Marin Marin skies will be busy this weekend with Civil Air Patrol planes flying in one of the largest training maneuvers ever held in Marin county. "Operation Marmat" will be con- ducted by the CAP Marin Squadron I, in cooperation with the Smith Squadron of San Mateo. Operating from an emergency >ase at the Dickson ranch at Black Point the planes will locate, keep contact with, and supply a ground mrty into the hills north and west of the bay. Pilots of the planes will maintain contact with the ground in the 'Skyhoo" ground-to-air method of nessage relaying developed during World War II. Planes returning from missions will make bombing runs on a target aid out in the temporary field area. All facilities of an emergency air- 3ort will be set up on the Dickson anch. Radio communications, hos- pital tent, and control tower will present in addition to the field dtchen. BIBLE SEATTLE (ff) Evelyn Koenlng reported 'to police yesterday a thief stole from her apartment. The money, she said, waa hidden In her UN Ends Red Korea 'Chase' TOKYO Gen. James A. Van Fleet said today the US. Eighth Army has quit chasing Reds in North Korea but will continue to block Communist aggression. The United Nations ground com- mander gave no clue to possible future Allied operations. He left unanswered the question: Will the Allies stand where they are now, just a few miles north of the Red Korea border, or will fhey strike out for specific tar- gets? Meantime, United Nations for- ward elements had run up against a bristling Chinese and Korean Com- munist defense line a short distance inside North Korea. This line had beer strongly reinforced overnight. SR Firemen Extinguish Grass Fire Near Tracks San Rafael firemen yesterday put out a grass fire that burned along the Northwestern Pacific right of way on Du Bois street. One truck wax sent to the lire, which was brought under control in 45 minutes, firemen said. Cause of the fire has not yet been deter- mined, according to a department MRA Opens Meet On Michigan Isle MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich. "Moral Re-Armament's" leader call- ed today for a faith that would create the "right revolution" to "save America annd the world Dr. Frank C. D. Buchman, found- er of the movement, made the plea in the keynote address to the world assembly for Moral Re-Armament. The International group, includ- ing leaders of state and men of the trades and professions, is IP annual session on this calm and lovely isle. World peace nnd happiness, through a strengthening of spiritual values, is its purpose. Among other things, it has chosen to resist the communist ideology. PRESS TO QUIZ DAIRYMEN ON KTIM PROGRAM Dairying is an impoitant Marin county the tune of about per year. And Mann is one of the leading dairy counties in Cali- fornia. At ii in. tomorrow on KTIM, representatives of the dairy industry will be quizzed by men of Marin's press. Inci- dentally, the reason for the pro- gram Is the celebration of June as dairy month. On the program will be Lewis Nye, Stinson Beach, a beef cat- tleman and president of the Marin Farm Bureau; Arnim Troutman, manager of the Herd Improvement Association; Al- fred J. Bianchi, Pi. Reyes Sta- tion; Horace J. EdrinRtori, Olema; Glen Goble, Agricul- tural Extension Servlre, and Covingtnn Prlngle, Golden State Co., San Rafael, dairy month chairman. Girl Refuses To Tell Why She Wanted To Die An attractive 20-year-old girl re- fuses to tell police why she tiled to jump off the Golden Gate bridge yesteidav, though officers found a brief note which hints of an un- happy love affair. Miss Lots E. Mayo, a San Fran- cisco bookbinder, was taken to a hospital for observation after the suicide attempt. She told officers she had not eaten or slept since Wednesday night. The girl attempted suicide after sticking a knife against a San Ra- fael taxi driver, Ralph Pherson, and ordering him lo stop. She was grabbed by another man who had seen the taxi stop and was hauled back on the bridge kicking and scratching. In the bushes near the bridge toll pinna officers found an address book with a note which read: "Dearest doing this so you can be happy. As for my sake, don't worry." Ml.ss Mavo refused to comment on the nole. Schooner Aground On Coast, Saved A lumber schooner, the Lumber Lady, went aground yester- day 60 miles of the Golden Gate n Stillwater Cove, Sonoma county. but got free about five hours later and arrived in San Francisco Bay under her own power, United Press The ship was enronlp to Rainier, Wash to get a load of lumber. Her kept her close to the shore o avoid high She hit a eef at 12.45 pm. but came free at 7.46 p.m. There were 31 men aboard. Lots To Do In Marin On Weekend This first week-end In June has turned into a busy time for Marin county and opens what promises to be a summer full of fiestas, muslo festivals and other such affairs. Topping the list are two Mario- stvle at Marin City and at Fairfax. Southern Marin Festival was nf- fically opened Inst night by Super- visor T. Fred Bagshaw. The I day event features five big free shows each day. Proceeds of the festival will be Riven to the Family Service Agency of Mann County, the Sausalito Boys' Club, and the Marin, City Recreation Committee, From 4 to 8 (his evening the will be taken over by a group of junior sheriff's deputies and Ex- plorer Scouts who will put on boxing and tumbling show. FAIRFAX HAS PARADI Another three-day affair thta week-end Is the Native Sons' Fiesta- at the Fairfax park, which will be rapped tomorrow afternoon with a mammoth parade at 1 pm. Marm's "Queen For A Day" con- test will be held Sunday following the parade under the direction of master of ceremonies Russ Byrd. Another featured star at thi fiesta will be radio star and singer Armand Glrard, who will perform at the free shows, This fiesta is sponsored by Fairfax Parlor No. 307, NSO.W. On the music side, Marlnltes have two concerts waiting them, the Sun Rafael school music festival and tht Marin Symphony orchestra. MUSIC FESTIVAL San Rafael school music numbering 840, will present their annual All-Schools Music Festival tomorrow afternoon in the San Ra- fael high school auditorium. The students, under the direction of Hugo R. Rinaldl, will play and (Continued on Page 3) VOTING IS SPLIT Tom Students Elect Officers For Drake, Too Bob Ounn of Mill Valley, and Mike McCone of Ross were elected presidents yesterday in a joint elec- tion held by Tamalpais High school and the potential student body of Sir Francis Drake High school. The election was held at Tamal- pais High school, though students voted by district and there were two sets of candidates running. Sir Francis Drake High school, the second high school in Tamalpais district, will bs ready for classes this fall and the Tamalpais student body be split. So yesterday the students from south of Corte Madera voted for one set of officers and those from north of the dividing line cast ballots for another. Staying at Tamalpais TO be presi- dent is Gunn. He defeated Augle Perry and Bob Joyce. Other offi- cers elected were Ina Plemmlng of San Francisco, vice president; Dlance Duncan of Belvedere, sec- retary; Roberta Henry Mill Val- iey, treasurer; and Kerry Fitzger- ald of Mill Valley, yell leader. McCone, who waa unoppwed for president will lead a slate of Ross Valley officers at Sir Francis Drake High school. They are Edna God- dard of San Anselmo, vice presi- dent; Marilyn Van Dyfce of Kent- field, secretary; Jo Ann Meredith of Ross, treasurer; and Ted Tyson of Corte Madera, yell leader. Youth Seeks Plan 'Voice' Plans are now being considered by members of the Marin Com- munity Council and several Marin student leaders for forming a rep- resentative youth council designed to give teen-agers a voice in plan. their own activities. The decision was reached at meeting of the council, which wan attended by four Marin who took part In a panel discussion on Juvenile delinquency Students at the gathering were Ed Wachsman, College of Marin student body president, Terry Gray, Block-M club member at the col- lege, Shan Ruegg, San Rafael High school student body president, and Bonnie Dohemann, president of Ra Ravas, a service club at the high Present plans rail for a youth council made up of a. few students from every public, private, and parochial high school m Marin. Purpose of the group would be to stem the tide of juvenile dellquency by giving joung people a chance to work out their own activities. After the panel discussion, council members and the students decided that a stricter curfew would do lit- tle to sohe the juvenile problem. and that the problem is of no more importance in Marin than most other parts of the state. The group also commended the Rev. Tod W. Ewald, of Corte Ma- dera Holy Innocents' Episcipal church, for his work in developing a youth recreation center In Madera. Council members general- ly agreed that Marin's schools should keep their recreation facili- ties open afternoons, weekends, and during the summer. SQUARE DANCING al the LARKSPUR ROSE BOWL Tomorrow to P.M. (Admission 75c) 2nd Annual 49er Fiesta Square Dance Jamboree Proceeds to Larkspur-Corte Madera Lions Club Recreation Fund Asm. nf Northern Calif. NEWSPAPER! NEWSPAPER!   

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