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Oakland Tribune (Newspaper) - January 21, 1960, Oakland, California The weather Story weather Bureau forecast rain tonight. Variable cloudiness with occasional showers tomorrow. Southerly winds 12-25 . Tomorrow i astray 24-hour 1. 18. Associated press wire photo established february 21 1874 Unm to Ortii . Chicago daily news foreign service Home hit com vol a xxii daily Oakland California thursday january 20 sunday no. 21 air crash explosives found Man listed As dead captured by Fri in says blast material in Luggage Phoenix ariz., Jan. 21 a explosives were reported today to have been found in the Luggage of a heavily insured sex convict who turned up alive after having been listed As dead in a mysterious Airliner crash. Or. Robert Vernon Spears of Dallas whose name was on the passenger list of a National airlines plane which fell into the Gulf of Mexico nov. 16, was arrested at a Phoenix Motel yester Day by Fri agents. The Fri said he had been in the Phoenix area since nov. 20, staying most of the time with a Friend and fellow Naturopath. Paper s report the Phoenix Gazette reported today that agents found explosives in Luggage Spears had 37 killed in week s fourth plane disaster Montero Bay Jamaica Jan. Colombian Vianca airlines Constella Tion from new York smashed its Landing gear and crashed on the Airport runway today killing 37 passengers and crewmen. At least 17 of the victims were from the United states and at least one was from Canada. Sixteen of the dead passengers were bound for Bogota seven each to Mon Tego Bay and Kingston and five to Barranquilla. It was the fourth major air disaster since monday night and brought the four Day toll to 145 persons. Fifty died in the wreck of a capital air lines Viscount Airliner in Vir Ginia monday 42 died in the wreck of a scandinavian airways Caravelle Jet in an Kara tuesday night 16 . Navy men were feared dead in a Navy Mercator patrol plane which crashed into the Snow covered turkish mountains the same Day. Nine persons survived with minor injuries including four passengers and five Crew members although the big plane was smashed into a fiery mass of wreckage that burned for hours in the Early morning. The dead included Thomas c. Capehart son of sen. Homer e. Capehart r., ind and his wife Elizabeth. They boarded the plane at Miami with two others when the con at the Motel. Federal authorities in Washington Are investigating the possibility the crash May have resulted from a bomb. Edward Boyle Fri agent in charge declined to confirm or deny the report of explosives. He said the Fri would have no comment on any phase of its investigation until any for Mal charges Are filed against Spears. Stayed with Friend the Fri did confirm How Ever that Spears had lived at the Home of or. William Turska at new River 30 Miles North of Phoenix. An informed source said Turska became worried after hearing reports of suspicions about the crash and on advice of his attorney registered Spears at a Motel. The Fri would not confirm or deny a report that it was contacted by Turska. Seized by Fri Spears was seized by two Fri agents As he hurriedly checked out of a Phoenix re sort Motel. He was charged with interstate transportation of a stolen car but the Fri was More interested in his answers to these questions what was the 65-year-old Naturopath up to when he took out in travel insurance Why was he listed As a passenger on the ill fated flight did he prevail upon William Allen Taylor of Tampa fla., a former prison acquaintance continued Page 3, col. 3 continued Page 3, col. 1 lower left Corner weather Wise temperatures rainfall Oakland 24-hour period ending at noon today h l r Tribune Tower. 62 39 .09 Oakland Airport . .58 51 .04 Ebmund upper san Leandro filter plant.56 49 .02 san Francisco 24-Honr period ending at noon today h l r san Francisco Airport.53 -50 .16 san Francisco downtown.59 51 .11 seasonal rainfall to Date Erml. Oakland Airport.7.14 8.65 . Airport.7.53 8.46 other reports 24-hour period ending at 7 . Today h l r Alameda .53 50 t Brentwood .54 35 Berkeley .51 43 .18 Clyde .54 37 .07 concord.52 43 .11 Crockett .51 38 .13 danville.48 39 .05 Fremont .59 44 .05 Hay ward.55 49 .02 livermore.57 36 Martinez .52 41 .13 Morava .54 is it. Diablo.56 4c ,02 Newark 48 m Orinda Ebmund to 38 pittsbnrg.55 40 pleasant hill.54 44 .20 Pleasanton 43 richmond.57 .13 Rheem to 40 .11 Walnut creek.54.31 today s chuckle sign in a Navy research office if it works i Tob notes on the news the got a new ruling. He can no longer carry her on his expense h where to find it Bridge scores.14 Calendar .28 classified ads .35 comics. .22 crossword Puzzie .34 editorial.20 features .21 financial. .32, 33 Geraldine .24 Martha Lee .30 riesel.21 sports theaters.51 to and radio .24 Uncle wiggiiy.23 world of women .30, 31 weather.18 the news meter John q. Public in it not a cd Ida for off i. It t Twat tits it out in hit no candidate i my u Flat bit a spite of the sweat band the ring s in my Jack Burroughs. Andros held cinch As . Grid coach sources say aide to Pete Elliott to nose out Erdelatz by de Schoenfeld Dee Andros will be appointed As the University of Cali fornia s new head football coach it was firmly predicted by authoritative sources this afternoon. Andros is the chief aide to Pete Elliott. Elliott resigned the Cali fornia position last dec. 22 to accept a similar Job at the University of Illinois. Andros and Eddie Erdelatz former us. Naval Academy coach now living in Millbrae have been rated for the past week As holding an even Chance to fill the Berkeley vacancy. According to the sources Andros is now certain of land ing the appointment. They said the formal an vill made within the next 72 hours. At . 3 years the 35-year-old Andros has been at . For the past three years. He came to Berkeley from the University of Nebraska As Elliott s no. 1 assistant. A former All Stac lineman at the University of Oklahoma Dee has been an assistant coach for the past nine years. He has served at five differ ent state universities. If Andros is appointed As Elliott s replacement he will become the fourth head coach at a major Pacific coast University to be elevated to the position directly from an. Assistant s level. Us recently appointed one of its assistants John Mckay to replace Don Clark As the Trojan s head coach. Billy Barnes was moved up two years ago at Urcla when red Sanders died. Washington hired Jim Owens then line coach at Texas three years ago. Andros was a 5-foot 10-Inch 222-Pound guard at Oklahoma. After his senior season in 1949 he was picked on the All big seven team and was an honorable All american Choice. Master s degree he was graduated from Oklahoma with a Bachelor of science degree in physical education and in 1952 earned his master of education a t Oklahoma. Once Andros was Grade continued Page 45, col. 1 court gives decision on loyalty oath the state District court of appeals today ruled that unemployment benefits cannot be denied to a Man whose refusal to sign a loyalty oath Cost him his Job. The decision came in the Case of Marvin Syrek jr., 34, formerly of 481 Hudson St. In March 1956, he took a Job with Arthur 0. Anderson and co., a nationally known san Francisco accounting firm doing work with the government. Three Days later he lost his Job because he would t sign a loyalty oath As required by the firm. The state department of employment then refused to pay him unemployment compensation of a week. Today s decision which re verses one of Alameda county Superior court judge Fol ppr Emerson said in Rinert when an applicant de Clines to take the oath states his conscientious objections to the taking and there is no finding that his stated objection is a Sham for the purpose of avoiding work then the applicant May not be denied unemployment con denies plot to woo mrs Finch hired to kill her that s murder trial jury told los Angeles Jan. 21 Cody admitted la Dies Man today denied he was hired to court mrs Barbara Jean Finch. Was hired to kill her that s Cody testified. He is a Star state witness in the trial of wealthy or. R. Bernard Finch and his red haired Paramour Carole tre Goff who Are charged with murdering mrs. Finch. Under Cross examination to Day he insisted the defendants hired him Only to do away with the doctor s socialite wife. In t it True that mrs. Finch had evidence against or. Finch and Carole and they wanted to get evidence against her to make it a stand off in a divorce defense coun Sel Grant Cooper asked Cody. More questions after Cody answered Cooper once More shot in t it True that you said you would get evidence on mrs. Finch if you had to make love to her Cody replied angrily. That s a lie Cody 29, said he has had three wives and uncounted girls friends. Earlier Cody 29, self de scribed con Man testified that after hiring him to slay his wife or. Finch offered Cody his chm As a hideout. He added however that the Doc Tor could have been joking. Under Cross examination Cody said that during a drink ing session with the doctor in a Las vegas hotel the doctor said he could hide out in the clinic in Case i Ever was on the Lam or anything like Calls it silly i said that would be silly after killing your wife. You could come in and give me a shot and eliminate me. I d just As soon stay out of your clinic. I guess he was joking about it but i was wanted no part of any Cody said the conversation took place july 7 after he falsely told Finch he had botched a try to kill the Doc Tor s wife. Cody said earlier he had agreed to perform the killing but never had any in Tention of doing so and was trying to take the doctor for As much Money As he could. Was Cody drunk at the time i was on my Way to get Ting drunk but i remember everything he said. The doctor took me out to his car and gave me some pills. He said they would help me stay sober. From its questioning of Cody it became evident the defense will contend Cody was hired to entrap mrs. Barbara Jean Finch romantically not to murder her. 2 that or Bernard Finch was not armed when continued Page 6, col. 4 Russ fire rocket to Pacific . Monkey in space flight successful rehearsal for human hop Wallops Island. A Jan. Little Monkey named miss Sam today sur Vived a rocket flight in rehearsal for human space travel. The animal a female Rode More than nine Miles up in a replica of the chamber that will carry the first Mercury astronaut. The capsule was separated from a Little Joe Booster rocket by Means of an escape mechanism designed to save the astronaut if something goes wrong at the launching. With its Passen Ger in a special compartment the capsule was parachuted to the surface of the sea 12 Miles off this Virginia Island. Then the capsule was re covered by helicopter. Comes out Frisky miss Sam emerged from the test capsule Frisky and full of the old air Force physicians said. They examined her after she had a meal of water crackers and apples. She seemed to be More Frisky than before the the doctors said. She was to be flown Home late today to the school of aviation Medicine at Brooks air Force base san Antonio Tex. Her name comes from the initials of the school. Space Agency officials Dis closed that two of the Mercury astronauts witnessed the test in the radar control Tower on the Island. The two were it. Cmdr. Alan b. Shep Ard and it. Col. John h. Glenn or. Specialists each of the seven Candi dates for the first manned space flight has a technical specially in the project. Shepard s Field is capsule recovery some phases of which were demonstrated to Day. Glenn s special Field is the cockpit layout in the Mer Cury capsules. It was announced that the Little Joe Booster rocket which carried the capsule aloft Rose to a height of feet. At thac Point a smaller rocket mounted above the Cap sule was fired. The latter rocket boosted the capsule to its ultimate height of feet. Escape device the second rocket was part of the device intended to free an astronaut from the Mam vehicle in Case of trouble. Space Agency officials said that on the basis of preliminary study it appeared the test was completely successful. The main object of today s test was to test the escape mechanism under rigorous air Load conditions. Word of the recovery of the capsule came about 25 min utes after the launching. Scientists will Analyse data a her photo Safe and sound Rhesus Monkey today sur Vived a rocket flight in a rehearsal for human space travel she was recovered from a test capsule mechanism which would return an astronaut to Earth. Brown aide tells project water Cost Sacramento Jan. 21 Edmund g. Brown s administration today revealed detailed plans for marketing water and Power under the state s proposed water program. Harvey 0. Banks director of the department of water resources told newsmen the program if voters approve the Gigantic Bond Issue next november would result in Feather River project water being supplied at rates ranging from an acre foot in the san Joaquin Sacramento River Delta area to an acre foot in los an Geles county and in san Diego county. The department following a policy statement from the governor on the principles which the state will follow in the Sale of water and Power outlined 13 specific terms and conditions which will govern the operation of the Mam Moth project Banks said the statement of principles in his estimation answered criticism of the pro Gram from some who claim the state s voters will be buy ing a pig in a poke if they approve the general Obliga Tion Bond Issue at the novem Ber election. The water department director told a news conference it was a fair statement to say that in every Case water from the state project would continued Page 4, col. 1 continued Page 3, col. 4 California school tests spot emotionally upset children Sacramento Jan. 21 psychological tests have proved successful nine out of 10 times in spotting California school children with moderate to severe emotional problems it was reported to Day. The claim was made by state department of Educa Tion in lira Nafy report on the nation s largest classroom sur vey of troubled youngsters. Authorized by the 1957 legis lature the three year research project has had troubles of its own for it heals with children who Are neither formal delinquents nor certified mental breakdown victims. The question has Arisen in los Angeles last year and in Sacramento this past week is it properly the Job of the schools to screen children who May one Day become burdens on society in the Survey. Young sters first graders through High school juniors were emotionally in the minds of their teachers their class mates and themselves. The Survey will not be completed until june but these Are some of the Early findings re ported to the legislature the View was reinforced that Abhijit 10 to 15 per cent of the children the Large majority of them boys were operating under emotional a group of 225 elementary school boys and girls were chosen at random on the basis of screening tests As disturbed. Clinical psychologists later agreed that 90 per cent of them were emotionally Handi _ j it was reported that Pilot from sep Arate classes for disturbed children to simpler remedial courses to Parent group coun be evaluated in May on the basis of their educational benefits and their Cost. Big storm loses most of its punch the Rains promised for North Ern California for the past two Days arrived belatedly in the Bay area today. The storm lost most of its punch by the delay. By this evening however the moderate showers will give Way to occasional rain. Gale warnings were reduced to Small Craft earnings this afternoon. In the Sierra Snow was expected to fall Down to the level during the Day and the level to night. At Squaw Valley scene of the 1960 olympics the Snow reached a depth of More than seven feet on the higher slopes with three feet of Snow re ported on the Valley floor. Skiing conditions Are Excel Lent. The falling Snow failed to close trans Sierra highways 40 and 50. Chains were required How Ever Over Donner pass on . 40 and Echo Summit on . 50 to the South. On . 99 the Highway was open from red Bluff to the Oregon Border but chains were required from three Miles North of Dunsmuir to Reed. Northern California temperatures will be cooler to Morrow Quinn said. Highs in the Bay area to Day Are expected to Range in the mid-50s with lows to night ranging from 44-49. Super missile landed close to target Honolulu Jan. Russia fired the first of its super rockets nearly Miles into the Pacific yester Day. Moscow today claimed the missile hit within its tar get. For the first time there was Independent corroboration of the soviet launching claim. An australian Airliner Crew reported it saw a fiery explosion in the Pacific test area where the nose Cone and last powered stage of the rocket would have plunged to Earth. The defense department confirmed in Washington that the super missile landed in the target area apparently indicating the soviet launch 1 rat Tell Sulluv Loul veil Lance. naval vessels and planes were known to be hovering near the test area. Confirmation from information at hand the russian rocket apparently did fall within the Impact area described by the user on Jan. A terse Pentagon announcement said. Moscow said the missile travelled a historic Miles strictly the calculated it said the nose Cone transmitted the necessary data through out the rocket s flight and its entry into the water was recorded by radar optical and acoustic Russia s announcement said the Dummy presumably meaning nose Cone and instrument capsules hit the water intact. It said the last pow ered stage disintegrated and partially burned this might account for the Airliner s sighting. Re entry Triumph Western scientists were expected to attach considerable significance to the claimed solution of re entry for such a big rocket As Well As the announced Triumph of firing a missile virtually twice the breadth of the United states. The Moscow broadcast said it was the first in the series of planned launching under the program of producing a More powerful ballistic Multi stage rocket for orbiting heavy Earth satellites and for realizing space flights toward the planets of the solar system. The nose Cone of the last stage of the rocket designed to pass through the dense layers of the atmosphere has reached the water surface near the predetermined Point of its fall. Ship reports special soviet ships stationed in the area of the expected fall of the rocket made valuable telemetric measure ments of the Dow coming stretch of the flight trajectory. The Cone of the last stage of the rocket was tracked during its flight in the atmosphere and its Contact with the water was registered continued Page 4, col. 1 bulletin Washington Jan. Stitt department said today it would be Logi Cal to consider red China s participation when and if a workable disarmament agree ment appears within reach. Gas Price War starts in East Bay another gasoline Price War started in the East Bay today. Several service stations from Albany to Castro Valley Cut prices from one to two cents a gallon. An Independent Chain of nine stations in Oakland Berkeley and Castro Valley posted regular Gas at 27.9 Selling at 28.9 for about a week. Since Early november Reg ular Grade fuel has been stabilized at 33.9 cents 3 Gal Lon and Premium grades Lour to five cents higher at major Oil company dealers

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