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Oakland Tribune (Newspaper) - October 15, 1956, Oakland, California Trike Yevto on the of the showboat restaurant lies in the Estuary where h Sank after three alarm fire. Insurance representatives Are surveying the old Stern Wheeler valued at to be whether it can be floated. A Hundred firemen fought Blaze three hours. Showboat repair costs discussed insurance a Phipany surveyors studied the half sunk and fire gutted showboat at Jack London Square today to determine whether or not raising and repairing the restaurant vessel is economically feasible. The boat estimated to be Worth about burned raft from missing . Jane found and Sank late saturday in a spectacular three alarm fire that began in a storage room on the lower deck. The intensely hot Blaze feed ing on the vessel s old Pine timbers burned for More than three hours before water from the port of Oakland fire float and oct. 15 my a London _ plucked a yellow raft and two aircraft wheels from the Atlan tic today in the search for a . Transport plane missing since wednesday with 59 men aboard. . 3rd air Force head quarters which made Public the report from the Tanker Navi Cella said no sign of life was noted in the area. The raft had american Mark from dozens of flooded the ship. She Sank eight land f hoses feet to the Bottom leaving Only the main restaurant deck. Food on tables food was still on some of the May grow storm swirls North toward Florida coast Miami oct. Storm entered 120 Miles South of Miami drifted slowly North to Day while weathermen watched it closely for signs of growth into a Hurricane. It lacked most of the characteristics of a tropical storm but it was partly the cause of 60 mile winds that buffeted South Florida yesterday. Seas under the disturbance entered in the Florida Strait a Short distance off the cuban coast Are rough. Tides Are expected to be two feet above nor Mal with some flooding along tables which about 150 guests the Southeast Florida coast and had hastily left when the flames broke out it was the second mishap to strike the old River boat in 24 hours. On Friday the fireboat was summoned to its Aid when a six Inch Gash developed in the Hull and nearly a foot of water filled the Bilges. Keys. Storm warnings posted for yesterday s winds were lowered at Miami this morning. They remained up however at other sections of the coast from Mel Bourne around the keys to Forl Myers. Ings but there was no positive Harry Norager jr., general report that it came from the massing oils. The raft partly deflated was found some time after the wheels were spotted and about eight Miles away the Tanker said. Finding of the wheels spurred flagging Hopes among the searchers it gives us new Hope that there might be a Dinghy or dinghies in the area with sur the Raf officer said in Evv Sec Usu la ii Vav being gradually built up around the area in which the wreck age was manager of the showboat said the vessel was insured for 000. He expressed the belief that the boat could be floated and rebuilt with the insurance payment. Although Many firemen donned oxygen masks and climbed the narrow ladders to he lower deck they were unable to get to the glowing Core of the fire. Timbers smolder a . Air Force spokesman in London said he could not con firm the wreckage was from the missing plane a c118 lift master. The debris was picked up by the British Tanker Navicella about 250 Miles Southwest of land s end the most South Westerly Point of Britain. . Air Force authorities Here said the serial numbers of the wheels still had to be checked with the numbers of the wheels of the missing aircraft before it could be definitely established they were the same. A High Speed Royal Navy launch was dispatched to the Tanker to pick up the wreckage. The . Air Force announced earlier today that its search for survivors from the lift master would continue indefinitely. The big military transport version of the dc6 disappeared last wednesday night on a flight from England to the United states by Way of the azores. It carried 50 air Force men turning Home after duty in Brit Ain and nine Navy crewmen. Numerous investigations have been carried out after planes or ships reported picking up Tress signals or sighting life rafts flares wreckage Dye markers and other objects. All the reports fizzled out soldered in the thick timbers for a Long period after presumably starting in a fuse Box and feeding on cardboard contain ers in the storage room. As the old Petaluma the ves Sel was the last Stem Wheeler to thrash her Way across the Bay carrying nightly loads of eggs from Petaluma to the san fran Cisco markets. The last trip was made in 1951. Once before in october of Urlac Vucu slain woman to be buried in Texas san Antonio oct. Mrs. Mary Dorothy Mccully 30, Divorcee who was slain near Pasadena last week will be buried in san Antonio but funeral arrangements Are still pending. Walter g. Borchers 45, Pasa Dena insurance underwriter for whom she worked was booked in Pasadena on suspicion of Mur Der after mrs. Mccully s body was Lou no. In the Punk of car. He contended that the shooting was accidental. The 172-foot freight boat suffered the Ignominy of rest ing on the Bottom. In that year the boxy vessel struck submerged piling and was run aground half full of water on the Petaluma River. She was raised two later and put Back into service until trucking ended the need for her. Rally to launch Andrews Campaign Richmond. Va., oct. Rally touching off the Campaign of an Independent conservative presidential ticket Wil 36 held Here tonight. The candidates on the states rights tax Reform ticket Backet a Loose organization of smal conservative parties in 14 states Are t. Coleman Andrews o Richmond for president Anc Thomas h. Werdel of Bakers Field calif., for vice president Harriman doubts Powell made Deal new York oct. 15 gov. Averell Harriman of new York has expressed doubt that there is any secret Deal be tween president Eisenhower and rep. Adam Clayton Powell But he said that if there is such a Deal the president has duty to Tell the american people a oui in there have been charges that White House pressure Stem Ming from a Federal tax trial of Powell s Secretary caused him to endorse the Eisenhower Nixon gop ticket Lut week. Powell supported Berea in 1952, Beck predicts big labor vote for president Washington. Oct. Dave Beck president of the teamsters Union predicted after 3 White House visit today that a great Many Union members will vote for the reelection of president Eisenhower. I think the Best interests of the country will be served by the reelection of president i Panama line lists free ride solons new York ocl passenger lists of the Panama canal company showed today that three . Senators 16 3ouse members and six Mem Bers of congressional committee staffs have travelled free on the line s vessels during the past 5% months. They took with them on trips to the canal zone a total of 35 dependents who paid 25 per cent of the round trip fare is about the travelling senators were w. Scott Kerr d., . And William c. Laird a with his wife and 16-year-old daughter who sailed on the is Ancon from new York on aug. 23, and Clifford p. Caser. Who sailed with his wife and two children last dec. 15. Names the passenger lists were made available to reporters today Fol lowing a weekend decision by executives of the company which is owned by the . Government. It operates three freight and cruise vessels Pri Marily zone. Panama canal and other govern ment business persons paying ares As Ordinary passengers and those travelling As members or representatives of Congress. The Issue of the congressmen Raveling free on the line was raised at president Eisenhower s news conference last week and be said at that time he saw no 3ki robbers bind ton 1 Gnu buy i eat Ebay families terrorized gunman loot Market Safe from Pace 1 Harriet 42, who was sleeping when they arrived. While one of fee bandits stayed behind with Smiley mrs Burn Eli and mrs. Con Chet Raymond 17, who was no bound the other forced Burn Eli into the cab and once More headed for the Market son escapes meanwhile Smiley s son Jack had managed to get to a Cabine where two Hunting Krives were stored. He gave one to his Mother who Cut the neckties holding his feet. Young Smiley then ran next door to a neigh Bor Robert Wright 35, of 831 mrs. Smiley called the Bur Dell Home to warn the family but too late. The Bandit on guard there told Young Raymond who answered the phone to Tell mrs. Smiley that the Burnell had gone to the he then ripped the phone from the Wall. With Smith trying to kick and found his Way out of the cab rank the second Bandit mean while forced Burn Eli to open he store Safe then took him ack to his Home. Flee to san Pablo warned by Bis accomplice in the Burn Eli Home that the cops Are probably on us the pair led in the cab to san Pablo. Apparently they abandoned lie cab there on 20th St. And livers ave. Shortly after 11 . And then spent some two and hours searching for a get away car. Smith kicked open the cab s oct. 15, us e Home town reporter scores a hit id our Walt Johnson who reports Iron the he want front was concerned when that City s police torn bought a Bullet proof Vest and put it into Avn map without a test. You know he told chief Jim they put a .38 slug right through one of theae and through two Telephone books behind it Down in Milpitas while back.9 Chambers called in the squad car took out the int and fired a shot at it from three feet away. When i reporter Johnson reports patrolman Phil Silver was using a crowbar to Hammer out Dent and chief Chambers was muttering Daom you Walt and his gun. Like i my i left the Lucky cyclist they had a drawing at Jim s cycler in Irvington the other Day to give Avray a Brand Sci Schuris racer a shining lightweight Bike with two hand brakes and All the Slick accessories sought nowadays by peddling youngsters. The peddling youngster who came up with the with nine ticket is miss Minnie Nunes who is 69, and if you reason on Earth Why the lists hould not made Public. The a Grants special privileges to congressmen on the line when hey Are on official business. Went to Haiti the name of rep. Adam Clay chief Walter ton Powell d., travelling 2870 20th St. With his son appeared on the lists As passengers to Haiti. It could not be determined immediately whether Powell trav eled in an official capacity or As a f Are paying passenger. The congressional staff Mem hers listed were j. Don Kerlin assistant staff director of the Senate Post office and civil service committee and wife 16, 1956 John t. Ridgeley listed As a congressional staf rank at . His hands feeding from the tape his legs raised from pounding his Way out of the trunk he ran to the nearest House for help. By coincidence it turned out of be that of san Pablo police to the Panama dec 8 miss fran Cis spill clerk to the House the representatives then Pendents and when they sailed were John j. Rhodes wife and three children july 26, 1956 Frank c. Osmers or. Wife and son March 29, 1956 Henry o. Talle r., la and wife dec. 8, 1955 Frank m. Clark wife and two children dec. 15, 1955 Edmund p. Radwan wife and three children. Dec. 15, 1955 Frank Thompsonjr. D., wife and two children dec. 15, 1955 jams a. Byrne and wife nov. 25, 1955 Edward a. Garmatz and wife nov. William t. Grana Han and nov. 25, 1955 t. James Tumulty d., . And wife nov., 1955 Wil Liam k. Vanpelt and wife nov. Lawrence h. Smith and wife nov. 10, 1955 Dean p. Taylor r., . And wife nov. 10, 1955 a. Baumhart or. And wife nov. 3. 1955 William e. Mcvey Ana wife nov. 3, 1955. The list indicates by code the passengers who Are travelling on committee on merchant Marine and fisheries nov. 26, 1955 Bernard j. Zincke counsel to the House merchant Marine Anc fisheries committee and wife nov. 25, 1955, and Eohlert Mcmanus listed As a staff member of a congressional committee sept. 29, 1955. Senators Scott and Case Are listed As members of the Post office and civil service com Mittee. F 4.1k owing were listed As members a. Pedretti of Pedretti Callec he police station. Pair scared away meanwhile at pan. San Pabio City manager Kenneth b Williams of 2670 20th St notified police that his neighbor Harry Clark of 2623 20th St had come to his door in a Jamas and slippers to Tell of hav ing frightened off two men Fry ing to break into Clark s 195 Sedan parked in the driveway when Clark shouted the men one was carrying a suit think a Gal of 69 would have Little use for a Schwin racer you Don t know miss Minnie. She s Riding the thing All Over the township As pleased As any kid with a new toy accompanied most of the time by her sister Gertrude who is Only 66 and has a Bike of her own. Tools of the Trade the famed orthopaedic surgeon addressing his Learned colleagues of the american College of surgeons scribed a delicate Bone operation in which the use of Osteotomy played a key part. One science writer in press Row asked the other you Tell your City editor when he tells you to translate Osteotomy newspaper just write it or. Bank explained the use of ran. Case Clark told Williams. It was about . When the Doorbell rang at the Home o Lewis h. Mallan 48. Of 1424 Brookside ., san Pablo a pair Foreman at Montgomery of the merchant Marine Oakland to lie face Down on fisheries committee Clark Byrne Garmatz Tumulty and Vanpelt All of whom travelled with two staff members last nov. 25, and Baumhart. Beck said the country is prosperous the administration progressive and the president s team Friendly to labor. He talked to newsmen after laying before the president along with representatives of the trucking Industry a plea for expanded credit for truckers. Beck said the president was promised to look into the prob Lem. Beck was a Leader of Union forces that opposed recent action by the Al Cio to indent the democratic ticket he he did net talk today with the president in Oakland. Mallan answered and the two bandits forced their Way into he House on the ruse of having lad an Accident and wanting to use the Telephone. They ordered Mallan his wife Alma 49. And their daughter Dei Oreb 23, a Niase

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