Oakland Tribune in Oakland, California
15 Jul 1954

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15 Jul 1954

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Oakland Tribune (Newspaper) - July 15, 1954, Oakland, California Keith Pope of Almeda one of rescued Lehi crewmen shows his wife Miriam and Chil Dren from left Terry Jean and Linda Ann the route the Lehi should have taken. This picture was taken just before the raft sailed. Freighter rescues Crew from raft in High seas continued from Page 1 was july 4, but creditors attached the raft for past debts guard Center Rescue in san coordination Francisco had come up with a and it was not until july 9 that a Short time later the 125 the Lehi was towed through the Cutter Alert raced out Golden Gate. And he add a Tho area at the same time the 125 the Tow rope attached to the Lehi broke before the raft could make the great coastal current sweeping Southwest some 50 Miles offshore and the Lehi was left on its own near the Faral Lone islands. Instead of heading Southwest Ward the Lehi started to Drill aimlessly South and was last sighted monday off Monterey by a coast guard plane. Plane Creamer asked the Lehi Crew if they wanted a Tow to the Mainland but the answer was no despite the fact that for 24 hours Smith the radio operator had been filling the air with pleas to get him off be cause he was seasick and had a told. Radio Breaks Down Smith had flashed his Mes sages ashore using Morse code. In another piece of ill Luck the voice radio transmitter had broken Down in the first 24 hours at sea. The coast guard maintained an official hands off policy but for three Days private air planes and chartered boats hunted the Lehi up and Down the coast Between Monterey and Morro Bay in san Luis Obispo county. At least two boats and a plane were out most of yesterday unsuccessfully attempting to locate the Lehi with radio direction finders. Radio amateurs monitoring foot Cutter Active at sea be tween Monterey and san fran Cisco was ordered to the search area. Two coast guard pm patrol plane and a p4y converted were ordered into the air. Freighter arrives first As it turned out the coast guard s dead reckoning fix on the Ili fated raft was amazingly accurate. The planes and Miles off i is thematic ships converged 25 Point Sal and began a search that would have turned up the Lehi within n matter of hours had not the Meta pan in route to san Francisco from Golf Ito Costa Rica been so close. At As the coast this mop shows the prob Able course taken by the Lehi and the approximate position where she was found off it. Sal today. Here Are the rescued Crew members of the ill fated raft Lehi saved from Pacific this morning by a freighter. At top Devere Baker skipper left and Don Smith at Bottom is judge Hawks and Grosvenor Fearon Baker hoped to prove theory of mormons loyalty checks tightened by three services by Elton c. Fay Washington july the Throe armed services re Oakland Tribune thursday july 15, 1954 e b nation stats Bay area our feathered the Parrot who escaped from Kay Talanian of 633 34th St came a Day after he was coaxed from a tree near Lake Merritt by a ported to Congress today they nearby resident. He was As Hun now have 392 Security cases Ingry As if he had been on the pending and that 80 members Lehi and has the sniffles but of the armed forces have been he in t talking about his sex discharged in the last four months As a result of Security investigations. The figures were Given the Senate armed services com Mittee at a Public hearing Callec o Check on the results of new procedures adopted by the de Ense department last Spring to Landle Security and loyalty mat ters. Secretary of defense Charles a. Wigeon appeared with representatives from each of the three services to make the re port. Asst. Sec. Hugh Milton re ported for the army Sec Hare s Thomas for the and undersecretary James h Douglas int the air Force. Figures Given by services the figures were army 237 cases pending and 43 discharged Navy 62 cases lending and 23 discharged air 93 cases pending and discharged. The discharges Are since March Date when Wil on Las Mittee. Some of the discharges were f reserves not on Active duty but there was no full breakdown in this. Thorns naw has closed 11 cases favor Perien . During his four Day Outing he Learned to quack like a Lake Almerritt Duck. Erotic a san f Cisco Magazine distributor Alfred Bernard today pleaded innocent to dealing in lewd literature after a ton of allegedly erotic magazines were seized by police when they raided a warehouse distribution place. Some magazines were seized. Police said the of the reported that the for eight years Drivere Baker had built his dreams on the raft which sometime today shelled by a coast guard Cutter was to sink into a watery grave off the Santa Barbara county coast it was on this raft that Baker an elder of the mormon Church hoped to prove an Anc Rrt the Ory expounded in the Blok of mormon that Amanca sprang from tin re migrations of v to floated to the two other place. One was under the leadership of a jewish tribal Leader named Lehi and the other under his son. Nephi. The Book of mormon says that Lehi and his followers set out on their cruise from the place on the persian Gulf now known As Sadcon eventually larded pm the of Centra guard searcher worked out to a the big banana freighter radioed that she was alongside he raft about 60 Miles due West of Point Sal. But she did not whether she had spotted he raft through her radar or through a visual sighting of the lights the Radic mrsra5c said that he crewmen appealed to be but that it would be some time before thai could 3e removed because of heavy then at the Mela pan radioed that All five Crew 111 the drama at sea reported that men were aboard and were the Lehi s signals got and weaker yesterday morning. Voice gets weak then dramatically Smith s voice came through the Ether for the first time since the trans Mitter broke Down saturday. Red chief Marks Bastille Day London july Mph Leader to Chi Minh sent to French prisoners from Jedi Salem and the on Cut Lone before the birth of the ill fated Cru which ended Early off Point Sal As to been in the nature of a Shok Edcius cruise 1o Hawaii. Later Baker hoped to take the raft to the persian Gulf there set out to Drift to the coast of South am circa. Studied scripture his Faith that such a Hazard Ous voyage1 Coald be de stemmed an c get Vicai study of the Thor Toda Over the pc i Turc Ivr viled the Man is Octy of their hu.-band5 mrs of vorp Baker a Ife of the . Ard Kipper of the Chi said they re my Fust concern and then of my it was t at All the civil Zaunn m a 01 South America. The Book me Rmon Index to i Voul baked in his men. i construction of the aft. On the Ash to the Douglas said Tho air Force a closed seven cases in favor of the individual and in two cases has retained airmen but with orders assigning them to non sensitive doctor discharged there were no comparable figures for the army. Douglas Aid the air Force has had three Case of doctors who they re Safe. Wives elated the wives of of the five Chi tic men were alike Bottom of the 32-foot Cratt bake fastened a a. So if the raft the Crew Toi d a it it a into the Cabin the original barges the Book of mormon had hatches on the Bottom As As on the deck for the same emergency purpose. Five teen agers injured in crash Al Cerrito. July five Mon Menem to in Mph a Len the Smith in the i acre a Clit a capture in la 1hice on were Hurt Caile today they planned it. They Aren t Goine to sink the raft Aie Thuv do know what will go Down v. Ith it just about eight years and All that Money. So much depended on it. All our years of planning and Money. I just can t imagine that Thev la Pink mrs. Keith Pope wife of the Fortier Alameda Newspaperman we re quite a ways Smith said weakly. Come and a get us. Stand by for 20 my of War in Indochina on the of utes. If you Don t come i Willit Aslon of yesterday a Bastille her second question and the voice trailed p Long the aft. Did t they that was the last word from Well this is the end of and other the Lehi until shortly before 8jthe following message by had concern Only for her Hus band. Her second . Last night when the first sos crackled shoreward. Sos. Taking water. Bow opened by heavy seas. Need Tow the Veteran Rusol a tonary f Ranee s National Day friends today july 14th, is the great revolutionary Day of 1 trips would t Jou Quick. Linkable condition. Raft this is the Day o the great ideals of Liberty Equality and fraternity. The Ideal is the terse message was repeated steadily for five minutes. Then there was a break until . When the same Call for help was broadcast. This message ended in the Middle of a sentence. Cutter races out despite its hands off policy the coast guard had maintained jts own dead reckoning Chart of the raft s position within minutes officers in the coast we May try says raft sponsor manifested in our country Viet Nam in the form of National Independence Unity democracy re peace. Peoples in a l lands admirer the Groat French i evolution and Noble ideals Given instructions ices to do their Best july to Organ be a festival for 14th. I wish vol a merry Bill to deny citizenship to reds of d Washington. July 15. The House judiciary committee today approved and sent to the a Bill to Stup citizenship our from persons convicted of to permit conspiring to overthrow the i have to thus of in from the b of of Ether one of the fit Al chapters Cai in struck Bra Wii Icli the a or pole at Snowdon ave Hyrc the 50-f four ethos off its in neg it pm v As knocked refused to fill out loyalty form and were serving As enlisted one of these Alread has separated through a court action which to initiated the undersecretary said adding that the other two have been charged As Security risks and have been before boards earlier Secretary of defense Wilson had reported that during the last four months the Penta gon had reduced from 20 to seven mostly by discharging men from number of cases involving doctors and Den its who were drafted but Den de commissions for Security Milton testifying on the Arnu s part in Tho loyalty Check i Osi am. Said that since last match he army has received 214 ecu of All types and that As of june 30 there was a i Tal of 237 Case.-, pending. Be bulk from Europe. Magazines were close the re port of an open window at the Home of mayor Elmer e. Robin son of san Francisco sent a de Tail of police and firemen to investigate. It turned out the mayor and his wife had for gotten to Latch the window at their Home 100 Palo Alto avc., before they left on vacation at Lake Tahoe. It blew open. Lost a time uranium prospector an Thony e. Travis 26, of 1408 Henry St., Berkeley reported to police today that his no clime Ter. A listening device for detecting radioactive uranium was stolen from his car. He paid 550 for it but said the instrument is virtually irreplaceable and Worth twice its original Cost National not bad Artesia v a the Eddy county safety Council has recommended Jai sentences of two to five hour As punishment for speeders. A spokesman says a Fine maj mean nothing to one Driver by really hurts another. Everyone is just 24 hours a Day and a two hour sentence would penal ize the Rich and poor be said. Sticklers for Senate took a spelling lesson int talking boy area people Salesman s o a funeral insurance Man 3. G. Kenning of Glendale ran from his Auto to the Chapel yes vaster Day from approved a the Bill House. I to restore citizenship to any person whoosh it solely by reason of hav ing voted in any political elec Tion or plebiscite held m Japan since sept. 2, 1945. Back came the Bill with a House Amend ment. The amendment change plebiscite to a safety Oscar Arthur b. Langlie of washing ton today was awarded a Golc traffic safety Oscar for his against Highway Acci dents. The presentation was made at the governors Confer ence at Bulton Landing n y. These changing now they re that a Man s Book of mormon Joowon three 12.000-Vou and . 48 my were discharged and thus they driven ,4 000-Volt Power lines and in service. To erupting elect tical for Wren March i and Ihn the Home. Mrs. Lulu j b. Bryden director of the vol Forth Thice Hundred and fort four upon the water. And they did land upon the Shore of the promised land. And when they had it their e Richmond and a 35 minutes in an area a and a half Square the Driver of the car. Law j. Hour nay 18. Of 16701 polish composer seeks Haven in West t i London july a flan feet upon promised the shores land the bowed themselves Dov. N upon the face of the and did Humble themselves Belo c the Loid. And did shed thais of by foil the Loid the first of three migrations was order the leadership of Jared. One of the Isiach Tes who left the holy land n b. C. Leader named Lehi according to the Book of mormon Jared and his Ollow ers set sail in ships and barges from place in Asia and came eventually to South Amer Ica. But eventually this band was annihilated by civil War. Then in the ear 600 b. A Gerald a nov. Also polish conduct is. Of 7760 Stockton St. Elcer Tor and composer has fled his Rito. Were taken to Herrick my communist Homeland and sought Ial Hospital in Berkeley m the West the Union of journalists said today Moi Obs vation tar emergency tic Tairent at Kaiser foundation a statement by the anti com medical Center in Richmond. Group Herr said the 40 treated at the Kaiser car old musician was per and released v Ere finances to s n Switzerland to hour nay 14. Sister of the Driver recordings for radio Zug and from the Wil Inch july 12 and 13 he flew on Ham r. Kop Mcc 18, of 424 from Switzerland to England South fifth St Richmond and the statement said. Roberta g. Serpa. Of i960 a Numnik s wife British born Parkside drive. Walnut Creek Scarlett o Mahoney left Poland combination Memphis. Tenn. July 13 a Jegart Yerian his last february one London said the Panu Finks were seen at an Airport Here yesterday. The paper said Corn name is a con Matiun of two must agents were Hunting the and Arthur. Couple All Over Europe. Festival and Good Here Are addresses of National and state legislators . Sen. William f. Know land and . Sen. Thomas h. Kuchel Senate office building j washing ton . It s All up to Baker. If he rep John j. Allen jr., rep. Wants to try it again i la be George p. Miller and rep. With these were the words of or Arthur j. Fearon University of san Francisco philosophy professor and Shore Side organizer of the Lehi expedition when asked whether he planned to try another raft trip. Fearon still was at Morro Bay preparing for another attempt today at locating the Lehi when the news came that its five crewmen had been picked up by the Meta pan. He had been conducting a search off the Central Cali fornia coast for three Days. If Baker Devere Baker builder and skipper of the Lehi wants to make another try it s All right with me. I think we can do Fearon commented. Robert l. Condon House office building Washington d. C. Allen represents Berkeley Al Bany Emeryville Piedmont and Oakland and the municipal auditorium Miller represents Ala Nieda East Oakland and South Ern Alameda county Condon represents Contra Costa and Solano counties state senators and Assembly men the state Capitol building Sacramento Calif. Alameda sen. Arthur h. Breed or. Assembly men Francis Dunn jr., 13th District Randal f. Dickey 14th Luther h. Lincoln. 15th waiter i. Dahl William Byron Rumford 17th Thomas w. Caldecott 18th. Contra Costa county state sen. jr., assemblymen Donald d. Doyle 10th District s. C. Masterson Lith. Government Force or Vio Lence. At the same time it formally consigned to the wastebasket two administration anti subversive measures which would give the government authority to bar suspected spies and saboteurs from defense plants and dissolve communist led unions and organizations. The citizenship measure a. Advocated by Hower and is president Eison part of the anti subversive program sent to Capitol Hill by attorney Gen eral Brownell. It would provide for Automa tic loss of citizenship to anyone convicted of violation of the Smith act by conspiring to overthrow the government by violent Means in junking the two Brownell Security Bills the committee adopted a substitute proposal by rep. Walter . To create an 18-member commission to study the question before recommending new legislation. Extension work i Champaign 111., july University of College of agriculture estimate5, that More than Homeak 5 served As local leaders m carrying out Home economics Extension programs in Illinois last year. A assistant Secretary of defense Fred Seaton left whispers advice to his Boss defense Secretary Charles e. Wilson at a Senate armed services committee meeting in Washington. Wilson testified that the Pentagon in the last 4 has tightened Security. Unters of America free employment Bureau in los Angeles observed yesterday that men Are applying for women s household jobs hereabouts. Mission the growth of the world s mightiest air Force As told by the late Gen. H. H. Hap Arnold in his Book. Global mis be made into a motion picture. Paramount studio announced yesterday in Hollywood that it has Purchase film rights to the Book from the general s widow mrs. Eleanor p. Arnold who lives in Sonoma Calif. Production will Start next fall. In the hottest Day of the year had a Happy Flaherty yesterday in Somer Ville mass. A wild Bee hive hanging in a tree in his Yarc tumbled Down when the 95 degree temperature melted the Wax. Flaherty collected the Honey for table use. Grown up kiddies hot Springs Ark school boar has adopted a policy that High school students planning to marry an continue in schoo must notify the principal in writing at least two weeks be fore the wedding. The new policy also provides for a two weeks adjustment period after the wedding during which the couple is excused from classes. Not very funny in Little Rock ark., one Case of heat prostration was reported yesterday. The victim was l. M. Duckworth an ice Cream sales Man. Crime hot cooler Miami dkla., it was even too hot in the with the tempera Ture at 115 degrees the Ottawa county sheriff ordered seven prisoners out of the jail marched hem onto the courthouse Lawn under Shade Trees and permitted hem to play cards. Hot feet item i was chasing a Man who owed me said Nolan Holloway leading guilty in a Buffalo traffic court to a speeding charge. That s a foolish Way o get your judge Madge Taggert replied. You re oing to lose it he did the Fine was Ter Day made it through the door and then collapsed and died of a heart attack. Where s Lloyd when he Mother and wife of prisoner Leonard of Omaha a at the Penitentiary in Lin Coln neb., to visit him Warden Herbert Hann drove Over to the prison farm to fetch Leonard. Eonard was t there. He had walked away from a threshing Crew and his absence had gone Unno Ted until the Warden arrived. A close Call raged jr., aged 3, grabbed a rear bumper yesterday in los Angeles and Hung on. When Tho car started Young Herbert was still there unbeknownst to the Escarcega. Three blocks later waving shouting pedestrians caused Escarcega to Stop. Young Herbert let go nursing a couple of scraped shins but otherwise Okay. Oil and de Chinco was cleared of charges by a former Argentina Diplomat that do Chirico signed paintings the South american actually produced. The paint Ings wore scene designs for the moving picture the Bridge of de Chirico said the Argentine Martin do Alzaga worked in his studios but Only scenes from the italian s original sketches. Animals yes Tell us a 400-Pound Bear ambled Lei surely through Tokyo s main business Street yesterday there was t another leisurely stroller around. International fun with was a whale of a Job for a year but who wants another whale stuffed0 fifteen Strong men car ried off the year s work of a Tokyo taxidermist a stuffed 30 foot whale weighing almost a ton to a berth in a whaling museum Here. Cheap he said prime minister Churchill s trip to Washington for talks with pres Dent Eisenhower last month Cost pounds the Treasury London. Announced today in after the announce ment a conservative member of parliament was heard to shout and cheap at the shapely it says shapely delegates from various nations and states of this coun by begin arriving today at Long 3each for the miss universe Beauty pageant. The first offi Cial get together of All the beauties will be a Harbor boat ride tomorrow evening. Korea More military armistice commission called a meeting at Panmunjom today to study Allied charges that communist soldiers fired on patrol boat in the Neutral Han River july 7. The communists in broadcasts denied their soldiers did any firing. Ratoon by bar . Tribute pm Ruwich Denver colo., july Davis 43, complained in municipal court yesterday that his wife fior Ina 36, hit him on the head with a Hammer. Quite properly too the court decided dismissing As Sault charges against mrs. Davis and sentencing her Hus band to 15 Days in jail for drunkenness

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