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Oakland Tribune (Newspaper) - October 14, 1956, Oakland, California Page 63 Oakland and Vicinity fair today and tomorrow with Little change in temperature. High today 67. Westerly winds 10 to 28 . In afternoons. Milk easy Al. 1174 Jessic Titei mess weft Pevoto wide world Briteo daily mews of Meier him last Ruxi Tinti edition vol Clov sunday go acc Oakland California sunday october 14, 1956 daily no. 106 end of Billows from the floating showboat restaurant at Jack London Square As fire smolders deep in its Hull. The old Stern Wheeler finally showboat cafe sinks after fire diners employees routed by Blaze smoke Clouds fill Jack London Square Tribune photo settled to the Bottom of the Estuary. The fireboat port of Oakland right joined 20 pieces of equipment in fighting fire. Other photo. Page 28. The showboat restaurant at Jack London Square was destroyed last night by a converted Stern Wheeler sitting on the Bottom of the Estuary. More than 150 customers and employees fled to safety Down two gangplank after the fire was discovered soldering deep in the vessel s Hull. The Blaze burned for More than three hours. Four firemen leaped into the Estuary moments before the 172 water poured aboard by 20 pieces of equipment and the fire boat port of Oakland. A crowd of More than 500 persons watched 100 firemen fight the stubborn Blaze that sent up Billows of White smoke to Blanket the restaurant area at the foot of Broadway. Fireman injured one fireman was injured slightly. Robert Williams 35, a Hoseman was treated for a Cut hand at Merritt. Hospital. Firemen who scrambled from i. I j no i. J a intr with her husband de. Had a below decks and jumped into from every opening in the four decked vessel. Many of the fire fighters wore the heavy wooden planked vessel made a loud crunching sound As it suddenly tipped sharply and Sank in eight feet of water. It levelled off after it reached Bottom. It continued to smolder As water poured inside finally reaching within two feet of the upper or main deck. As the boat went Down its foot boat succumbed to tons of two gangplank lifted into the air at crazy angles. One of them settled Back to the Dock but the Stern Gangway stayed in the air. Earlier some 150 customers at the sea Wolf restaurant 25 Yards away were evacuated from a front dining rom because of an erroneous report that there was a butane tank aboard the showboat. Firemen in a Skiff chopped a Hole in the boat in an attempt to find the Center of the fire. Discovered at 7 . Mrs. Kaaren Deemer who the water As tie boat started Down were capt. Stephen Meni Etti 38 and horsemen Charles Bramell 34 Jerry Merrill 28, and Daniel Ferriera 42. They were picked up unhurt by a coast guard launch. Second asst. Chief Bernard Dooley said the fire which was ing below for vegetables apparently started in a fuse Box. No flames were visible from the outside and firemen were unable to reach the heart of the Blaze which sent smoke pouring five year lease on the restau rant said the fire was discovered about 7 . By a dish Washer Tom Doerner 32, of 278 38th St. Doerner who went Down to the lowest deck for vegetables said he found smoke pouring from an area next to a liquor closet. The beemers quickly evacuated customers and 37 employees via the boat s there was no panic. A bartender Bud Bapst 28, of continued Page 2, col 4 sunday Tribune Index today s Tribune has 11 sections including three news sports Knave society entertain ment news Magazine two color comics and Parade Magazine. Below is a Handy guide to your favor Ite features and departments along Auto row.5, 6-m Art and artists. 4-c aunt Elsie. Comics books and authors. 5-c camera clique.8-m Church news. 30, 31-a classified ads 34 to 51-a too late to classify-----62-a close to home.8-m confident living.8-m contract bridge.8-m crossword Puzzle.8-m or. Alvarez .63-a editorial Page .8-c fashions .13-s fraternal news .26-a Geraldine .i5-s Hollywood Beauty 16-s Homes gardens .10 10 15-m Ilka Chase .12-s Knave .1-c letter from home.7-m mixing bowl.11-s motor journey .3-c music and dance.4-c news front 2-a outdoors .6-c pattern.15-s a Tarand clubs .9 to 16-s poet s Corner 8-b radio .6-b recreation .7-c Riesel .6-a scouting and teens.2-c Shepherd 8-m society .lto9-s sports.53 to 61-a stage and screen.1, 2-b Stamps .8-m television .3 to 6-b travel 9-m Vitel statistics.62-a weather .63-a what s up.26-a your town .7-m mystery sos Calls pose Puzzle in sea plane Hunt county Aims to stabilize teacher pay Survey of districts to determine if uniformity needed by Roy Grimm a full scale study of salaries paid to school teachers in Ala Meda county to determine whether a uniform county wide schedule would be beneficial is getting under Way. A committee of school Board members will make the study first of its kind on a county wide basis by the men and women elected to govern the Public schools. Teachers salaries vary in Dif Cril Sci Ciui As Liviu s300 annually at the starting level and More than in the top brackets. Walter v. Howe president of the Alameda county school boards association appointed Victor Bottari president of the Berkeley Board of education committee chairman. Bottari will ask the help of nine Board members representative of the county s 33 school districts. Lengthy Survey the committee findings not expected for two months or More will be Given to the county association to which nearly London oct. 13 mysterious sos signals posed and sea Armada searching the Eastern Atlantic for 59 Ameri can servicemen who disappeared wednesday aboard a military transport plane. Unsigned signals heard by both shins and aircraft today guided mercy planes in an area about 100 Miles off the Northwest tip of Spain an area in which the c118 lift master could Well have gone Down with its Crew of nine Navy men and 50 air Force passengers headed borne from duty in Britain. One of the first planes to arrive reported sighting two yellow survivor rafts of a Type carried by the missing plane. This spurred Hopes that some of the group might be found. But a British surface Shin arriving at conf where one of the rafts had been re ported found Only a dead decomposed whale. Twenty Miles away where the second sighting had been made ships and planes found nothing. All school trustees and Board members belong. Beginning teachers in Elemen tary districts in Alameda county this year earn from in Castro Valley and san to for example to in Livermore. Beginners in the Large unified districts earn from in san Leandro and Alameda to in Berkeley. Highest beginning salaries of plus Are paid in the Union Range from in Amadori Pleasonton to in Wash-1 n Union school Dis 3 More ousted in Hospital inquiry suspension of three employees at Stockton state Hospital yesterday brought to eight the number who have been sus Pended at three state hospitals since investigations into alleged patient brutality began in sep tember. Two others have resigned under fire. State sen. Alan Short said yesterday there would be no More legislative hearings on brutality reports at the hospitals until after the november Gen eral election because of too much the investigation he said is going on however because the patients need help and they re not getting it by our three suspended nurse was suspended for three Days for reportedly delaying the forwarding of a note describing the incident. Suspended yesterday at the Stockton state Hospital were mrs. Mary l. Dean a registered nurse and technicians mrs. Velma Grisson and mrs. Kathleen g. Johnson. Stockton Hospital personnel officer Jack b. Johnston said they were suspended pending investigation of alleged abusi1 treatment of a 24-year-old woman patient oct. 2 and pending the filing of dismissal charges. Johnston said Early in the morning of oct. 2 mrs. Dean and the technicians aided by a patient Helper attempted to place in a seclusion room. The patient Helper assert edly grabbed the shouting woman by the hair pulled her to her feet and got her to the door of the seclusion room where another struggle occurred. Banged on doorway the Helper it was claimed then banged the patient s head against the doorway and the patient finally was placed in the another nurse according to Johnston related she saw mrs. Grisson kicking the patient As she Lay on the floor of the room Johnston said mrs. Edith m. Burgess a senior psychiatric he added that the Hospital investigation which led to the suspensions is a continuing one and is carried on when Ever a report is turned in. On oct. 3, Harmon Batson laundry supervisor at Modesto state Hospital and his wife Mary were suspended after Tes Timony at sex sept. 18 hearing of senator Short s interim com Mittee pictured both As being brutal to patients. Quits under fire psychiatric technician Donald Gradford resigned under fire sept. 18 from Modesto state Hospital after senator Short s committee reportedly accused him of being Radford who claims he quit be cause of undue influence at the hearing has notified the state personnel Board that he wants his Job Back. Dismissal orders also were filed against Napa state Hospital Ive psychiatric tech Mccans Albert Isaak l. Boyer accused beating an elderly patient. A letter oct. To by or. Wil Liam h. Hollingsworth assistant superintendent at Napa said Helen Meyer also a psychiatric technician resigned after add w pc f. Two committees hearings at the hospitals were conducted by senator Short s committee and by an Assembly committee headed by Assembly Man Bruce Allen. They were launched following reports by atty. Gen. Edmund g. Brown of alleged brutality at Modesto. Brown said last night his office is continuing its intensive study of the state Hospital situation. We intend to drop the Brown said. The attorney general said that his office May have its own hearings at a future Date but nothing immediate is planned Trier. Teachers pay rises with additional years of service. It also climbs for the teacher who continues his studies and earns additional education credits. Many brackets most districts have from 36 to 60 different pay brackets. Length of service and education determine in which bracket a particular teacher Falls. It is in the top brackets where teachers have gained maximum for both education and serv ice that the biggest differentials Are found. Elementary District maximum salaries vary from in Mission san Jose and warm Springs to in Hayward and Niles. In the Union High school districts Amador pays a maximum of and Hayward the top classroom teacher salary in the county. Unified District maximums Range from in Alameda to in Berkeley. Few on top scale in Many districts few if any teachers Are in the top bracket. And the maximums Are All not for example warm Springs maximum of is reached by a teacher with 10 years experience and an . Plus 45 units of additional study while Hayward elementary s top pay of requires an . Plus 60 units and 19 years service. Continued Page 2, col. 6 . Approves 6-Point Suez negotiation plan n i further Tito Aid administration decides Moscow will not control Yugoslavia by John m. Hightower Washington oct. Eisenhower administration has decided that communist Yugoslavia remains Independent of Moscow control and should continue to receive United states Aid in spite of the deep secrecy that still surrounds president Tito s recent meetings with soviet leaders. Barring some late turn of events which could upset i the decision Eisenhower to party family fete Eisenhower Washington oct. Eisenhower and his family minus the two youngest grandchildren who were in bed celebrated the president s 66th birthday a Day in Advance to night. The president got a piece of birthday cake by special Convoy from the Statler hotel where the local Observance of the Tele Vised birthday party was held. While the Celebration was be ing shown coast to coast Young Johnny Cross whizzed through the Northwest Gate of the White House and presented the chief executive with the piece of cake Cut by actress Helen Hayes at the hotel birthday in me presence of a nost of celebrities. The birthday show also was handled by Abc radio. Family watches the president and mrs. Eisen Hower with their son and daughter in Law maj. And mrs. John d. Eisenhower and grand children David and Barbara Anne watched the across the country birthday party from the White House Library. David and Barbara Anne met Johnny Cross at the Library door and escorted him across the room to where the president was standing. Barbara Anne introduced them with these words Johnny i would like you to meet my the president who spoke briefly during the telecast noted humorously at the begin Ning that the two younger grandchildren were not Able to take part. They re in he said. At the end of the program the president acknowledged with gratitude the presentation of a scroll by the birthday com Mittee headed by Charles Percy and actress Irene Dunne. Stars take part the birthday tribute included songs by Kathryn Grayson Nat King Cole and other entertain ers mtr Maucea irom los an Geles by actor James Stewart. The president appeared to be touched by the warmth of the tribute to him on the eve of his 66th birthday. His wife Mamie patted him on the Arm in the rhythm of the Harry birthday song As the salary schedule is one of the Sang it a few blocks the main factors in a teacher s away at the hotel. The National Ike Day com Mittee had announced plans for what it called one of the most is due to announce on tuesday Yugoslavia s re quest for emergency wheat shipments unofficially re ported to total about be met. Economic assistance can be continued. Spare parts can be supplied for american a a d e military equipment Given Yugo slav armed forces in earlier years. This does not mean that Yugo Slavia will get the More than 200 Jet fighter planes which Tito very much wants from the United states. The jets were scheduled months ago for de livery in the present fiscal year out their shipment will be delayed informants said unti questions about Yugoslavia s direction in world affairs Are More fully clarified. The jets Are of a Ype being replaced in Western Europe by More advanced de signs. Provisional plan the decision on continued Aid which is subject to change until the president has actually made of 11, la rally a kind of provisional de termination of United states policy toward the non soviet communist country Eisenhower Las directed the state and de sense departments to make a monthly review of Yugoslavia s position As Between the Western Powers and Russia and make a new determination each month of whether United states air continues to be justified. A Law passed by Congress last july fixed oct. Tues the deadline for a re View of the yugoslav Aid pro Gram by Eisenhower. It required him to make a positive decision at that time on whether further Aid was justified. Take into account Eisenhower told a news con Ference thursday that All developments bearing on his decision would be taken into account up to the last minute bul that he would act on tuesday. Congress specified Aid would be continued if the president made a formal finding that i Yugoslavia s Independence o soviet control established in 1948, was unchanged 2 Yugo Slavia was not participating in any program for communist con quest of the world 3 giving of Aid would be in the . In Terest. Osc tames bears Stanford Victor California s Golden bears Pend their 1955 Pacific coast conference Campaign on a sour note yesterday bowing to Ore gon state 21-13, at Corvallis. Stanford toppled san Jose state 40-20, at Palo Alto. College of Pacific was pressed in winning 21-14, Over Fresno state s bulldogs. Other scores Purdue 28, notre Dame 14. Michigan 48, army 14. Oklahoma 45, Texas 0. Georgia tech Louisiana state Michigan state 53, Indiana 6. Koran Western 0, Minnesota 0. Duke 14, Southern methodist 6. Tulane 21, Navy 6. See sports for details offered a president of the United with rallies at football games Street fairs parades and evening to parties. Eisenhower observed Nis anniversary a Day Early because it Falls on sunday this year. Flee India River on Ramolae i w new Delhi oct. 13 More than fled into new Delhi today from the rampaging Jumna River. Thev led their cattle through the fashionable streets of the capital and they squatted on the pavement because they had no other place to go. The villagers fled from Low lying areas along the River which Rose a foot above the danger Mark. State department officials and other Eisenhower advisers Fig ured the president s decision was automatic. They saw no evidence that Yugoslavia was giving up what Tito has defined As a policy on has entered on a conflict be Between the Western and soviet blocs. Khrushchev conference but then it became known that Tito was conferring with soviet communist Boss Nikita rousing Happy birthdays Ever Khrushchev in Yugoslavia shortly thereafter Tito flew with Khrushchev to Russia s Black sea coast to meet other top soviet leaders. Most speculation As to the purpose of these strange goings on has entered on a conflict be continued Page 2, col. 3 78th russian veto kills world Board i United nations n.y., oct. . Security coun cil late tonight accepted unanimously six principles for continued negotiations in the Suez crisis after the soviet Union vetoed a British French demand for endorsement of proposals for International control. The United states Britain and France and six other Council Vuleti Lor the ensure Resolution put up by Britain France today. It contained the six principles agreed upon yesterday and British French proposals that the decisions of 18 Powers for International opera Tion of the canal form a basis for a settlement. The soviet Union and Yugo Slavia voted against the second part. This was Russia s 78th veto since the . Was sudden ending the Windup of this first . Stage in the Suez Case came with startling suddenness after nearly five Houis of debate in an extraordinary saturday session of the Council. The Council adjourned at . After the vote Secretary of state John Foster Dulles Tow the Council he regretted it had not been possible to adopt British French Resolution. He said he assumed Jun. Secretary general Dag Hammarskjold would continue to use his Good tactics in future negotiations.-, Hammarskjold who do e w Praise from the soviet Delegate Tiff pct Oil a for me Nln in the secret talks said after the Council adjourned that the action provides a valuable Start ing for further explorations. He said he will pursue his own efforts to assist. Mat meet again there Are some indications the foreign ministers of Britain France and Egypt May meet again with Hammarskjold Here late this month for another round of secret talks. They held six private sessions this week and finished with the set of principles approved tonight. The foreign ministers who rushed Here for the Suez de Bates Early this month expect to return Home shortly and no More meetings Are envisioned in the immediate future. The principles approved in the secret talks among the British French and egyptian foreign ministers and Hammarskjold provide for free and open Tran sit of the canal Egypt s sovereignty insulation of the operation of the canal from politics of any country agreement on tolls and charges by Egypt and the users a fair amount of the dues to go for development and arbitration in Case of dispute. Compromise sought Koca Popovic yugoslav for eign , introduced a last minute Effort at a Compromise with a Resolution endorsing the six principles and calling on Hammarskjold to assist in continued negotiations. The Suez Wrangle erupted when Russia and Egypt bitterly rejected the renewed British French demand for . Approval of the Western plans for solving the problem. The Row broke out suddenly in the Security Council just As the weary delegates were congratulating each other on apparently having put the suez5 talks into Calmer channels by Virtral acceptance of six Princi Ples for future negotiations. Meet us 1.1 an extraordinary atmosphere of plans and coun Ter plans the Council heard continued Page 2, col. 4 win up to to Jedi c to 1920 Cash for crosswords triple dividend rules and new Puzzle on Page a-27 today s Tribune leading Oakland stores open tomorrow night until 9

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