Oakland Tribune in Oakland, California
30 Jun 1954

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30 Jun 1954

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Oakland Tribune (Newspaper) - June 30, 1954, Oakland, California Speed unlimited if you be picked up a ticket recently for speeding on a freeway or jaywalking on a downtown Street just be thankful you Don t live in a dictatorship. Friends of mrs. Virginia Bennett 1146 Mckinley ave. Who Are now visiting in Lisbon Portugal report life is extremely hazardous there. Cars go like the Dickens and use the Horn plenty. Pedestrians have no right of Way and just scatter when a car comes along. They Don t get mad so i guess it s considered a letter reports. In the midst of at this four or five Federal police men stand at every Street Corner. There s no Speed limit so the Only offence a Driver gets arrested for is travel ing too slow. 0 the redwoods the people of the United give thanks that in 1918, a group erf citizens banded to Gether As the save the redwoods league set about determinedly to save giant California redwoods which have stood for and years. In the ensuing 36 years the organization has a record of accomplishment which rates them a Happy Huzzah. In that period. Has been contributed by league members two thirds of whom Are californians one third outlanders. This sum matched by the state has made possible preservation for the Public of acres of coast red Woods North of the Golden Gate in Mendocino hum Boldt and Del Norte counties plus acres of Sierra redwoods in Calaveras and Tuolumne counties. O 0 o o although contributions have been made in huge sums by John. Rockefeller or by Edward s. Harkness and by Many a the Success of the Effort is basically due to the whole hearted support of those who could afford Only lesser membership at sustaining contributing annual giving what he could in his own circumstances. In addition funds have been raised through Dedica Tion of memorial and organization Groves. The save the redwoods league which has done such s Good Job to Date in t through yet. Our main purpose now is to round out the present Redwood says Aubrey Drury administrative Secretary. Heading the organization Arthur e. Connick president Robert Gor Don Sproul treasurer Coco when next you drive the More than 80 Miles of High Way piercing the great stands of Redwood you might give a thought to the persons who with the state have made possible preservation of one of the world s great natural wonders. And if you Haven t driven the Redwood Highway recently you might try the trip. You la then really appreciate what the league has done in preserving red Woods which might otherwise have been gone Long since. 0 v a the Alameda county sheriff s office put the radio Call on the air. Car 208. Car 208. Investigate a car and trailer on Highway 50, near Livermore. Trailer is loaded with Beer cans occupants of the car Are headed with 0 for gourmets former Berk Leyan Raymond Ewell might never have written dining out in american cities if during the Early postwar years circumstances had not forced him to eat in innumerable restaurants. A Princeton graduate in chemistry Ewell became interested in what he Calls gastronomy is or the Art of tracking Down Good restaurants. As a result purely As a Hobby Ewell compiled three Small dining out books devoted to san Francisco Washington and new York restaurants. Eventually while with the Stanford research Institute. Ewell compiled the Book now being published by Little Brown and company in the research of which Ewell or his researchers investigated restaurants selected out 433 which were Felt to be the nation s finest. Now program director of the National science foun Dation in Washington. Ewell has decided that at least one per cent of the country s Superior restaurants Are in Oakland. 0 add to Odd problems confronting the police Over the police radio the other morning a Brittle voice cried go to the 5000 Calaveras Block help a woman with a momentary silence. Then a weary voice Okay. I be done it before and i la do it leg 0 v a the gadgeteers while the whole world has been watching the scientists As they noisily prepare to blow us All up very Little attention has been paid to another group of schemers who have been manufacturing deadly devices almost As inimical to life As the goodbye bombs. These Are the manufacturers of practical jokes guaranteed to make you wish you were someplace else. A Quick inspection of the premises of meps Morcom the san impresario will convince you that the joke Industry is definitely on its toes. There s a practical joke for every temperament. You like to startle a housewife you la need a window smasher Metal plates which crash realistically when dropped and a piece of printed plastic which affixed to a television screen or a window simulates a cracked Glass. You want to make a dinner party Lively try plate pulpit actors dribble glasses bending Forks spoons from which liquids slide Ink blots. You want sympathy try bump on the someone s mooching smokes you la want the cig Aret pack from which a Little Man pops holding a sign. Chis Subtle Subtle you want to look awful rubber masks with real hair eyebrows hair and mustaches Are the thing. These Are really Morcom says happily. Someone drinks too heavily the roving Eye shot Glass contains an Eye which wherever you go seems to be looking at you accusingly. But All of these Are As nothing Morcom contends compared to a new invention. This is a Shotgun which you Point at friends. Press the trigger out jumps a Snake. Do this three times three snakes. Try once More and nine nine snakes jump out. If this does t frighten you the Siren which screams piercingly will. What More could a practical Jokester Morcom wants to know. Well some people would rather have the Hydrogen bomb after All. 0 v the classified ?.d in a morning newspaper offered some unusual Kittens for Sale. It said persians part female Knave. Assoc Titei mess. We hem Oil. Wide Mill Cli Cui Milt r i w Oakland s locally owned and locally controlled daily newspaper mail vol. Cox Oakland California wednesday june 30, 1954 e 27 no. 181 poisonous crewmen of the rail Lehi learn about poisonous fish from it. Thomas w. John of the survival school at Ala Meda naval air station. They Are left to right Keith pople Devere Baker Grosvenor Fearon judge Hawks. Financial Shoals Legal reef snags raft before Start crewmen of the raft Lehi due to sail sunday for Hawaii conferred with attorneys today Over a Legal reef their Craft encountered while still in port. The conversation concerned an attachment for which was slapped on the eight ton raft yesterday by Marin county sheriff s officers on behalf of the Petaluma lumber firm of Cornelius Meyer and Cornell. A spokesman for the lumber firm said the Bill was for Lum Ber purchased in 1952 by de vere f. Baker builder and skip per of the Lehi for use in his Home in Petaluma. Baker claiming this is All a and or. Arthur. Fearon director of Lehi scientific expeditions inc., met with attorneys for the lumber firm today to at tempt to come to some agree ment on the matter. Might not hold it was pointed out that the attachment concerning Baker personally might not be bind ing in that the raft is owned by Lehi scientific expeditions inc. Meanwhile the Lehi lost one crewman and gained a replace ment. Baker said the air Force has rejected the request of air Man Odd Bjerk 29, air Force survival expert at Hamilton air Force base to make the Voy age. In his place Baker said will san Francisco s three Day Observance of the City s 178th birthday was climaxed with a special mass at historic Mission Dolores and a luncheon at the i Presidio. The work of father Junipero Serra founder of the California missions was recalled at the mass yesterday by the Rev. Eric o Brien o.f.m., vice postulate or the cause of canonization of father Serra. The Rev. O Brien ended his Sermon with prayer that god soon authorize the title of Saint for this Good Aux Liary Bishop Merlin j. Guilfoyle presided Over the services. After the mass miss Paula Fatjo of los Banos. A direct descendent of Francisco Pacheco and Edward j. Wren a member of the Public welfare commis Mission Dolores mass luncheon is Climax to . Birthday fete Sion placed Wreath on the statue of father Serra in the Mission s courtyard. A luncheon at the Presidio officers club topped the Day s events. Miss Fatjo who traces her family Back to California s earliest Spanish inhabitants offered the Toast of health Money and the time to enjoy she then used maj. Gen. Wil Liam f. Dean s ceremonial sword to Cut a Large cake inscribed Happy birthday san fran general Dean Deputy com Mander of the sixth army spoke at the luncheon and urged All to emulate father Serra s great Faith in order to overcome All perils. Another speaker was Ernest Ingold member of the califor Nia historical society. He re lated that in 1932, 23 men on the Island of Mallorca purchased the Birthplace of father Serra for presentation to the City of san Francisco. He reported that Only three of the men Are alive today and that Spain questions the right of san Francisco to hold title in the Little Island because the City has failed to pay taxes on the property. Others taking part in the ceremonies include Joseph r. Knowland president of the Cali fornia historical society super visor John j. Ferdon representing san Francisco mayor Elmer Robinson or. Alexander t. Leonard general chairman of the Observance and or. Albert Shumate of the California historical society. Tribune photos Keith Pope helps Grosvenor Fearon into an anti expo sure suit during a course in Navy survival training for crewmen of Lehi. Scheduled to sail for Hawaii sunday. District attorney disputes attorney general ruling Martinez june 30. Dist. Atty. Francis w. Collins said to Day he would direct that pay ment of s129.75 for accountant fees be withheld in connection with Costa port of the ceremonies marking san Francisco 178th birthday were held in the court Yard of Mission Dolores yesterday. Participating were from left Joseph r. Knowland or. At Leonard copt. William j. Gerard to gun. Dean Rev. Eric o Brien ojm., and Mai. Gen. William Dean. The statue is i Fath Junipero Sara founder. Canvassing the Contra Junior College District election last year despite atty. Gen. Edmund Pat Brown s opinion to the contrary. The Bill of Heruth Thyken Smith Pittsburgh certified pub Lic accountants has twice been submitted to the county school department for approval and on Collins advice has twice been turned Down. Trustees of the District con tended that i was a valid expense in View of the close race May 1953, Between trustee Fred r. Abbott of Brentwood and Elvo Travalini of Rich mond. Three trustees had prom ised to pay from their own pocket if Brown s office ruled against the District. But Brown s opinion upheld the District s right to hire and to pay the Public accountant fees. But in a letter to supt. Drum mond trained Mccunn Collins main that payment of the dangerous precedent and certainly not in the Best interest of the taxpayers of Contra Costa having determined that the work was Collins said the attorney general refers to the education code and previous opinions of his office As author Ity Lor the employment by the Board of clerks bookkeepers and stenographers and states ii not altered by the fact that the accountant s fee is five times a clerk s salary. Whatever criticism May be made on the score of improvident disposition of Public funds the expenditure is technically within the authority granted by the education code Collins wrote the trustees that i am sure the accounting firm would not wish to subject the Board to Cri cism mentioned by the attorney general but will on the contrary submit a state ment of charges bearing a reasonable relationship to the value of the services go Matthew Holloway 39, a san Francisco pharmacist. The Lehi launched last Sun Day will leave its Sausalito in Pyara berth tomorrow and move to the slip Between piers 4 and 43 in san Francisco there final preparations will be made for the voyage .0 Hawaii. To be towed out Baker said plans Call for the Craft to leave san Francisco Bay sometime sunday provided we can get a Tow out be the far Allone he explained that the raft would have to get beyond the pull of he incoming tide. Yesterday the Crew was Given a four hour briefing on Emer gency survival at the Navy sur Ival school at the naval air station Alameda. Survival officer it. Thomas w. John 31, condensed into s new hours the rigorous survival course which usually takes Navy airmen four Days to com plete. And no one could be More competent to give survival Adise than John who in Decem Ber 1944, was shot Down 250 Miles East of Samar in the Phil Pine islands. He and his drifted and sailed for 1 Days in a rubber raft before being washed ashore in the Southern Philippines 600 Miles rom their departure Point. No single Factor there is no one All important survival Factor for the omis Sion of one survival practice could Lead to the breakdown of John said. He outlined the operation of he solar still the Only device the Crew will use to distil drinking water on their trip. The solar still developed by the air Force is in the shape of a plastic Ball. It is filled with Salt water and when placed in the Sun a process of rapid evaporation removes Salt Parr tides and provides about one and one half pints of fresh water daily. John emphasized that Protection of the eyes from Sun Blind Ness and of the body against immersion is just As important As knowing where your next fresh fish dinner is com ing he advised extra pairs of Sun glasses and warned the Crew to keep your clothing Well Damp ened when dehydration is apparent but keep clothing dry when the weather is Gibson girl radio John also explained the operation of a world War ii Gib son a manually operated Low frequency radio transmitter Over which the International distress signal could be beamed Over a wide area. John who said anybody can eat raw fish if he is hungry warned against certain poisonous varieties which in clude trigger Puffer Porcupine and Parrot fish. Baker described this cruise As a prelude to another Ocean epic he plans. This might be called a Shakedown cruise a test of men and their main show he said the main show would come later when he sails Lis Craft from the Gulf of Persia in a wide arc through the North Pacific to the hoped for Destina Tion Guatemala. He explained that such a Voy age will substantiate the mor Mon belief that a Man named Lehi and his family residents of Jerusalem followed a similar route to Guatemala some 600 years before Christ. Other members of the Crew Are j. Keith Pope 34, former Alameda Newspaperman of 1381 Fernside blvd. Judge l. Hawks 23, a student from Ogden Utah and brother in Law of Baker and Grosvenor j. Fearon 24, son of or. And mrs. Arthur. Fearon of san Francisco. Borough group urges further study of incorporation plan Ashland june Bers of the joint Borough study committee recommended today that san Lorenzo Washington Manor and Castro Valley continue studies of the Bay City incorporation proposal. Dave Allen san Lorenzo Vil Lage representative on the com Mittee said the Borough system As proposed by the Bay City group presents Many attractive features that will be of interest to areas not within the proposed boundaries of the City. As a result representatives of these areas will strongly recommend further study of the plan he said. Meanwhile the Bay City in corporation committee has an the legality of the employment bounced a Public meeting for Halcyon area residents at 8 . Today in the Halcyon school. Arguments for incorporation and against annexation will be presented to residents of the area now seeking to join san Leandro Gerald Cochran com Mittee chairman said. Tomorrow at 8 ., another meeting Lor All residents of the area included in the Bay City boundaries will be held at the school. A third pro incorporation meeting for foothill Manor Resi dents will be held Friday at 8 . In the school under sponsorship of the East 14th St. In corporation committee. John Boomer Leader in the Halcyon improvement association s Campaign to Annex to san Leandro has announced thai he will attend tonight s meeting

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