Oakland Tribune in Oakland, California
29 Jun 1955

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29 Jun 1955

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Oakland Tribune (Newspaper) - June 29, 1955, Oakland, California Tribune wednesday june death toll of 380 expected Over weekend Chicago june july 4 weekend automobile traffic death toll f 380 was forecast today by Fie National safety Council. The estimate Roveri the i period from 6 . Friday until Midnight Monda and takes into account Only immediate deaths and not occurring Laur from injuries suffered Over the weekend. More than cars will by on the Moi e Over the Holiday. The Council gave these safety suggestions drive about 10 m . Slower than Normal. Start in plenty if time to hurry. Stay Alert. Don t compete for the right of Way. Pass cars singly. Slow Down at Sundown and avoid driving when sleepy or overtired. East Bay transit District seeded preliminaries to the formation of an East Bay transit District and when it May become Neces sary will be assigned to a 15 member steering committee authorized yesterday by the Ala Meda Contr i Costa transit com Mittee. The latter group headed by Sherwood Swan of Oakland and Charles Wright of Richmond turned the next phase of the District program Over to new leadership As it decided its assignment passage of enabling legislation had been accomplished. Swim was authorized to name a 6-member committee which will select the steering commit tee on which All cities served by the existing transit system and both counties seated no specific outlined but it is indicated the steering committee will take these Steps 1 outline the boundaries of a proposed District to include All will be a fire assignment was a a father Daisy father of 13 children on police car fonder in Chicago and weeps after identifying Tho body of ton Leonard 8, who Wai drowned in the Chicago River. Ranch horror revealed by clues 5 found dead Cora wyo., june Forest Ranger a Coroner a Tele phone operator and a lineman today pieced together a handful of in an Atte rpt to learn that led to Ai afternoon of horror and five violent deaths at the ranch Home of a neighbor. The time of the horror was established by a rur 1 Telephone operator. She said he noticed at 4 last Friday that the Telephone at the ranch of Jack Alexander was off Hook. Yesterday a Forest Ranger to the Alexander Home to Check some grazing permits. Met by dog he was met at the Gate by the Alexander dog. He seemed be t Friendly just like he was lad to see said the forester. Then the Ranger saw a Man who appeared to be relaxing in the the Man was the body of f. X. O Brien of Miami fla., Alexander s father a Law. Then the Ranger found the bodies of Alexande his wife Patricia. His daughter Grace 6 and finally his Mother in Law mrs. O Brien strewn around the Sun baked ranch grounds. A Deer Rifle Lay beside Alex Ander s body. O Brien s body was found beside the Dis connected Telephone she apparently had been shot As she screamed for help. Mtr Deks suicide s u b 1 e 11 e county Coroner Francis Turner said Alexander apparently shot the other four then turned his Rifle on himself. The slayings. He Taid apparently were committed by Alexanddr m some unexplained rage. The o Briens who were at the ranch on a visit Are survived by another daughter mrs. J. P. Blanner of Miami. Japan network faces Boycott by stars Tokyo june

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