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Star-News (Newspaper) - March 22, 1957, Pasadena, California Hope Fades for 67 Lost on TOKYO. (IP) A U.S. Military transport :planc wilh 67 persons aboard fell today into the shark-infested waters oil Japan where winds of near-typhoon force lashed the sea Into giant waves that hurled spray hundreds of feet Into the air. All aboard were feared dead. Brief hopes for the 10 crew members and 57 pas- sengers aboard the huge C-97 Boeing slratocruiser were dashed when a sighted "life raft" turned out to be an overturned rowboat with a straw mat floating beside it. A senior Air Force pilot said "it would have been near impossible to make 'a successful ditching under the con- plane would just break to pieces in high seas like this." The missing: aircraft was the second plane which the passengers and crew boarded Tuesday night at Travis Air Force Base, Calif. The first found to have a "minor maintenance prob- lem" as It prepared for takeoff and officers decided to substitute the plane which later was lost. Forty-eight U.S. Air Force and Navy planes searched an estimated square miles today without success as did a fleet of U.S. Navy and Japanese Coast Guard and fishing boats. The'Air Force said it would send out 70 planes to- morrow to search a area and nine planes during the night to look for flares. The search became easier when winds of 65 knots subsided and waves nearly 40 feet high turned into 30- foot swells. _ Disappearance of the plane brought to 109 the number of dead .or missing in a series of .six U.S. Far Eastern crashes the past month. PLANE: Turn to Page 3 THIS IS TYPE OF MILITARY AIR. TRANSPORT SERVICE C-97 WHICH DISAPPEARED IN PACIFIC QUAKE ROCKS SAN FRANCISCO AZUSA MAN GETS JAIL IN ROBBERY Sentenced to 5 Years to Life by Judge LOS ANGELES. OP) Superior Judge H. Burton Noble today denied a new trial for William A. Irwin, 45-year-old Azusa business man twice unsuccess- ful candidate for the City Coun- cil, and sentenced him to a prison term of 5 years to life. CONVICTED IN HOLDUP Irwin, of 705 W. Second St., Azusa, was convicted by a jury WILLIAM A. IRWIN Sentenced to jail. on one count of robbery and one of attempted murder. Irwin, who ran .for Azusa City Council in 1953 and 1954 business. He was trustee in the Fraternal Order of Eagles. A similar sentence recently was given Raymond L. Mulkey, 44, of Burbank. Mulkey had pleaded guilty to being Invin's accomplice in one successful and one unsuccessful. robbery of Sam Sirianhi, operator of a market at 13820 Foothill Blvd., Burbank. KOBBED OF LIVING COSTS JUMP TO SIXTH RECORD IN ROW WASHINGTON. The cost of living jumped another four- ur v.vvv tenths of 1 per cent in Febru- Sirianni was robbed of arv to its sixth straight record, by two masked bandits Oct. 6, tne Labor Department reported 1955. When a pair of bandits, today. identified by Sirianni as the same tried, to rob_lum kct operator opened fire wounded Mulkey. Police WALL STREET FINAL Key to the San, Gabriel Valley 5 CENTS CLASSIFIED SY 6-0311- PASADENA, CALIFORNIA, FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 1957 -ALL OTHER 6-4671 32 PACES UNION AIDE DIES AT STORMY PARLEY Francisco Teamster Aide Collapses After Speech SAN FRANCISCO. (IPI An official of Teamster Local 85 collapsed and died last night a few minutes after stalking from a meeting attended by angry union members who demanded an accounting of their money. It was the first repercus- sion here of the Investigation Into the union's financial ac- tivities now being1 carried on In Washington by a Senate committee. Tom Leonard, 54, a trustee and organizer of Local 85, was dead on' arrival at Central Emergency Hospital. Doctors said he apparently suffered a heart attack., ANGRY SHOUTS HEARD Union officials: were reluc- tant to divulge the nature of last night's meeting_except to say it'concerned the Washing- ton investigation. They said it from the building. Was "quiet." But observers outside the Temple said there were angry shouts during the 3-hour meeting. An employe of the temple said it was the "wildest meeting" he had ever seen there. "They were shouting and arguing so loud I thought there was going to be a he said A union member said every body .was "hot about this Brewster and Beck deal." COLLAPSES ON SIDEWALK When Leonard rose to speak, he had to shout into the micro phone for a full minute to get attention. Then he launched in- to a brief and excited speech, at the end of which he strode He collapsed on the sidewalk He had been under a doctor's care for some time because of a heart condition. Signs of'Rank, File Union Revolt Seen WASHINGTON. (IPI Sighs of a rank and file revolt stirred Ly UUUriCIl Jit .LiWO aiiu i v AC operated a restaurant supply today under the powerful bosses of the Teamsters Union. teamster'local in La Salic, 111., sent telegrams to --------teamster President Dave Beck and indicted Vice Pres- idents James K. Hoffa and Einar Mohn calling on them to resign because of dis- closures by the Senate Rack- ets Committee investigators. In Seattle, Wash., a judge or- dered an audit of the books of consumer prjce index ad to llg 7 per cent of same _ to llg 7 per cen o e again on May 25, 19o6, the mar- g av e the Bureau of or oened fire and statistics said. per Mulkey Irwin implicate sought a new of irwin. trial on U.S. READY TO JOIN IN BAGHDAD PACT TUCKER'S TOWN, Bermuda. (U.R) President Eisen- hower today informed British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan that the United States was willing to join pears to be ation.'" a very bad situ- the military phase of the -Bag dad Pact. ARABS ADVISED The Arab nations, it was an- nounced, have been advised of the new American position through a presidential mission now In the Middle East. The President gave the same news to Mncmlllan and British Foreign Sccrtcary Sclwyn Lloyd licre today. They spent most of the morning exploring the Anglo- American views on European integration, relations with the Soviet Union and a possible In- crease in trade with Commu- nist China. TAT ON CHINA There was no ,change In tho American position against rec- ognition of Red China or her admission to the United Na tions. Tho President and Mncmil- Inn nt noon hnd a private meet- ing with no one else present, Later today they planned ft highly secret discussion of mu- timl defense problems, Includ- ing co-operation between the two nalions on atomic wenp ons, l CORNICES KNOCKED OFF DOWNTOWN AREA BUILDINGS Compiled from Wire Services SAN FRANCISCO. A strong earthquake shook the downtown section of San Francisco at a.m. today and sent people streaming into the streets. The quake was the thfrd of the morning to hit the middle of the Bay Area. The earlier two were mild with the stronger one recording a mag- nitude of 3.75. The third quake was much more violent, knocking cor- nices off buildings in some sections of the city and send- ing people into the streets in fright. The San Francisco News Building, where the San Fran- cisco bureau of the United Press is located, was rocked as if hit by a blast. DUST CLOUDS KAISED The temblor shot clouds of FAMILIAR tree down across the front lawn at 124 Genoa St., Arcadia, just one of the several score trees blown Star-NEWSphoto. down by heavy gusts of wind in the San Gabriel Valley last night. Arcadia- Monrovia area had 35 trees uprooted. First Spring Fire Quelled in Forest Whipped by a 40-mile-an-hour wind, the first fire of spring broke out last night in the An- geles National Forest. The blaze was at the end of the spur road being built to Crystal Lake around Mt. Islip, Beck and western teamster from the new portion of the boss Frank W. Brewster. The Angeles Crest Highway, order was handed down at the Virgil Shoemaker, dispatcher, request of union members said the fire was held to less seeking to clear up "what ap- than a quarter mile. 50 mph Winds Whip Valley March winds which reached speeds up m.p.h swirled through, parts-of .the. San Gabriel: Valley las scores of trees uprooted, dozens of burglar alarms ringing, and several .hortlived power failures. Heaviest hit was the Arcadia- Monrovia area, where police a total of 35 trees The first fire also brought the first fire warning from Shoemaker, who reported that gusty winds were sweeping the forest. There is not enough snow for skiing, but Mt. Baldy ski lift will operate over the weekend Holliday Hill ski lift also will Missing Senators Complete First Probe Phase WASHINGTON. UP) The Sen- for sightseers ate rackets investigation com- Holliday HiL mittee today declared its inves- operate at Big Pines over this J ___ weekend for sightseers. No Turn to Page 3 snow was there either, but MOCOMBO OWNER DIES BEVERLY HILLS. (IPl Charles E.. Morrison, iginator and owner of the Mo- cambo, died today after a long illness. roads are open and things in good condition for recreation- ists. SCIENTIFIC STUDY SMOKING CAUSES LUNG CANCER, SURVEY SHOWS ATLANTA. The Atlanta Constitution In a copyrighted story that a scientific study group has found Jiat. cigarette smoking "beyond a reasonable doubt is a causative factor In the rapidly increasing incidence" of lung cancer. The newspaper said it had obtained a "highly confi- dential and not yet officially released" copy of the report which, It said, "establishes the most positive cause-effect link between cigarette smoking and lung cancer by a scientific group to date." The scientific study group was set up by the American Cancer Society, the National Cancer the Ameri- can Heart Assn., and the National Heart Institute, and was made up of seven scientists, Including Dr. Rolla E. Dyer, director of research nt Atlanta's Emory University, The scientists'found no convincing evidence that smok- ing Is a cauao of heart disease, the pnpcr snld, The report stated: "Lung cancer occurs much more frequently (5 to 15 times) among cigarette smokers thnn among non-smokers, and there Is a direct relationship between the .Incidence of lung cnnccr nnd the amount smoked, "It is estimated Hint on n llfc-tlmfl basis, one of every 10 men who smoke over two packs n day will die of lung cnncor. The comparable risk among noivsmoUcrs ts one out of 275." 0 JUVENILE OFFICERS ELECT PRESIDENT OAKLAND. MB The new In- crnational Juvenile Oficers Assn., yesterday elected as its first president Capt. Vernon Shillett, director of the San Bernardino police department's luvenile bureau. The new organization pledged, a fight against pcd- llcrs of narcotics to juveniles n a resolution declaring that Irug .addiction stimulates ju- venile crime as victims seek money to buy narcotics. Classified Ad Finds a Home Maude Farrell, of 760 El- mlra St., Pasadena, said "I was 'delighted with the re- sults' of'my classified ad to share a home." Her three-line ad In the Independent, Star- News brought immediate and sat- isfying results. "There were so many responses tliftt It wns difficult to decide which to she snid. Whatever your need, let an Independent, Star-News classified nd answer It .tor you. Folks Wad 'cm. I'llonc SY 6-0311, III 6-4671. l 28 TONIGHT POMONA, Calif. (IP) Low- est temperature tonight at Southern California citrus stations will be about 28 de- grees, according to a noon preliminary outlook issued by the fruit frost sen-ice. PROTECTION, KAN., SETS SALK DRIVE PROTECTION, Kan. UP) Pro tectio'n will try to round up al residents-40 and under on Apri 2 and give Salk polio vaccin to all those who haven't had it Mayor Harris B. Powel whose brother1, daughter an toppled into streets and onto awns, houses and outbuildings. The forecast was for clear skies with more strong, gusty north to northeast winds be- low canyons tonight. Blowing dust and sand was forecast in the Fontana area. Damage elsewhere was spotty last night, with none at all reported from the adjoining cities of Azusa and Glendora :o the cast. TREE HITS TRUCK In Pasadena, a tree fell.on a pickup truck at 335 Carmelo Ave. about 8 p.m. and another :ree plunged onto a garage roof at 133 N. Orange Grove Avc. about p.m. Addison B. Jones Jr., 50, WIND: Turn to Page Jms, proclaimed the project. "It is practically crimina negligence to fail to get poli' he said. dust from 'the older San Fran cisco buildings, going up as miniature mushrooms. It was felt heavily in Marin County, to the north, and in. San Mateo County, south of San Francisco. The first quake at a.m. was described as "sharp" in the outer Sunset District of San Francisco. Those on the fourth floor of the Post Office Building, at 7th and saWi-the- building swayed fibo'r jumped up." In the Mount Davidson area residents described the jolt a; "very strong." Another tiny quake was felt there earlier in the day. Rescues Boy, 3, From Deep Hole PARAMOUNT. OP) Three year-old. Robert Shimamoto was rescued from a 25-foot-deep hole yesterday by a horse handler who dropped a laria over the boy and pulled him to safety. The boy fell into an 18-inch hole, drilled to take soi samples, as he played with friends on a riding academy ranch near his home at 7313 Petterson Lane. He was pulled to safety b; Kermit Alexander, 35, of Los Angeles, who was working in a corral nearby. Fire Destroys Tijuana Jai Alai Palace TIJUANA, Mex. Fire to- ay destroyed the Tijuana ronton Jai Alai palace. The fire broke' out in the dtchen of the block-long milding and quickly spread :o the playing court and dining room. The Tijuana Department said t h o wilding will be a complete loss and that even the con-, irete walls may be unusu- able. The loss is estimated -by ronton officials at one-million ollars. Firemen were forced to stand y and watch the building urn because of the intense eat. They radioed" for help from the San Diego Fire Depart- ment but San Diego firemen unable to assist because of another fire out of con- trol at .San Diego. The San Diego fire burned IB warehouse of the Precision tfetal Products Co. Damage here has not been estimated. A pall of smoke from the 'ronton. fire covered the south, an Diego Bay area. No injuries had been report- d at either fire. The Fronton had been one f the show places of Tijuana nd attracted thousands ourists nights to watch the games. There are only some dozen Frontons in the world vhere Jai Alai is played. LA ROSA BABY DIES wni.sc uLuu.t., NEW Singer _Ju grandson have been polio vie- lius La Rosa's wife gave birth today to a baby boy who died three hours later. Mrs. La Rosa is resting comfortably in Mt Sinai Hospital. WIFE GETS DOUBLE INDEMNITY ON HUSBAND SHE SHOT DEAD OTTAWA 111 (ITl A Circuit Court jury has ruled that Mrs Gladys Wylie, 47, Lebnorc, 111., should get double indemnity on the insurance policy of her husband, Leslie, whom she shot death in 1954. The jurors decided yesterday in favor of a suit Mrs, Wvlie filed against the Union Casualty and Life Insurance, Co Mt. Vernon, N.Y. The suit asked for plus 5 per cent interest .to cover the time lapse since the shooting At the time, a coroner's jury ruled that Wylie's death was justifiable homicide and the insurance company paid Mrs. Wylie a flat Mrs. Wylie, through her attorney, contended that double Indemnity was entitled her because her husband did not anticipate his death, and, therefore it was accidental. A Story of Shoes And a Little Boy Crying on Curb PHILADELPHIA. OW A little boy who sat trying on n. curb In'front of a grade school tlio other dny attracted tho attention ot policemen Hcdrlck Shcppard nnil Wil- liam Savage. Why tlio Icnrs nml why aren't you In scliool? They wanted to know. Thn boy Mined a wet nnd puffy fncc, and without a word first, lifted his feet of the "lo policemen could have a good look, The yomiRsicr worn women's shoes, and II was plain (hat lin wax aslmmwl. i.VHh a Illtlo patience, tho policemen got the slory. The boy's only pair of shoes was In a repair shop and his mother hadn t the money to get them out.'But tho mother wanted him to go to school anyway, In a pair of her own shMS. Sheppard and Savage (old tlio boy: "Stop crying and relax. Some of your trou- bles, at Icasl, are over." They took him to tho shop and redeem- ed his shoes and had the others firmly wrapped so (hero should be, no further humiliation. Then Ilicy squired him to nchool explained It all lo principal Gerald Amoniill. Knight in Attack on Radical Dems SACRAMENTO. OP) Repub- ican Gov. Goodwin J. Knight oday accused a "hard core of extreme radicals" in the Demo- cratic Party of waging a parti- an campaign of "misrepresen- ation, distortion and outright ies." (See story on Page 2) In the hardest hitting attack on the opposing party he has made since he" became gov- ernor in 1953, Knight accused a group of Democrats both in- side and outside the State .egislature of employing a battery of "professional cut- ihroat press agents" to wag? a 'propaganda barrage in prepa- ration for the 195S election campaign." ________ STATE AIDE NAMED SACRAMENTO. Dr. John Mitchell has been appointed ?hief of medical services for :he State Department of Cor- Corrections Chief Richard A. McGee said today. The Weather Mostly clenr today through Saturday. 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