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Independent * Soufhland's OWN SUNDAY Newspaper - Phone HEmloek 5 - 1 1 6 1 --Classified HEmlock 2-5959 LONG BEACH 12, CALIF., SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 1956 FUMES OVERCOME 15 AT THREE OF 14 Vernon firenien overcome by chemical fumes during industrial fire "Saturday afternoon receive attention in St. Francis Hospital, Lynwood, from Dr. E. P. Reese. Victims (from left) are Donald Curran, Lloyd Graham and Joseph W. Blaut. A Vernon police officer also was hospitalized.--(AP). Calif. May B N.Y.by1965 WASHINGTON (AP) -California, the nation's second m o s t populous state, may take over first' place from New York by 1965, the Census Bureau said Saturday. New estimates by the bureau figured that California's population leaped upward by 2,846,000 between 1950 and last July 1. This was 1,481,969 more than the gain of 1,365,000 credited to New York state in that period. Thus, census said, the gap between these two biggest states has been narrowed from 4,243,969 in 1950 to 2,762,000 on July 1 this year. As of that date California's population was set at 13.433,000 compared with 16,195,000 for New York. In 1950 C a l i f o r n i a had Â· 10,586,223 against New York's 14,830,192. Census said a projection of gains, based on present factors of increase, indicate California may overtake New York in less than 10 years. California's gain was 26.9 per cent since 1950 against 9.2 per cent for New York. Although these two led numerically in gains the last six years, both had to bow to Nevada, the smallest state, and to Arizona and Florida in percentage incerases. Nevada's population jumped from 16,083 in 1950 to an estimated 247,000 last July 1--a gain of 87,000 or 54.6 per cent. Arizona's gain was 41 per THREE KILLED, 3 PLANES BURN Fighter LINCOLN, Neb. (AP)--A jet fighter plane, whose pilot apparently mistook a taxiway ramp for the runway which parallels it, rammed into two parked B47 jet bombers at the Lincoln Air Force Base Saturday night. The fighter pilot and two others were killed, seven airmen were injured and all three aircraft, worth nearly six million dollars, were destroyed. Jet fuel f r o m the aircraft burst into flames immediately and billowing flames vaulted high into the sky. The two dead ground crewmen and the seven injured were working around the B47 and apparently refueling them. All suffered burns. TWO WERE reported in serious condition at the Lincoln Veterans' Hospital. Two others were hospitalized at the base with minor burns and three were treated for superficial burns and released. The FSO fighter pilot killed was identified as 2nd Lt. Robert the meetings w i l l determine L. Young of Lincoln, a member whether the ILWU will join the of the Nebraska Air National Guard. All available L i n c o l n fire fighters joined base personnel in preventing spread of the flames and in less than two hours, the fire was reported totally under control. The fighter plane, belonging to the Nebraska National Guard, had been shooting landings on a coming in for a landing when it veered off the r u n w a y and struck the bombers, which are B .B. Port Thirty-two ships may be tied up in Long Beach-Los Angeles harbors Monday when the Intern a t i o n a l Longshoremen's Warehousemen's Union starts a 24-hour work stoppage on the West Coast. The stop-work meetings were announced as sessions to discuss c u r r e n t negotiations on the ILWU-Pacific Maritime' Assn. contract. However, there were reports from San Francisco'that strike of longshoremen in the East. M A R I N E E X C H A N G E spokesmen said there were 20 ships in the two harbors Saturday and another 12 are due to arrive, today. Longshoremen Friday began boycotting ships coming from or going to the East or Gulf ports. n o r t h-south runway and was Seven vessels were hit by the boycott in the L.B.-L.A. harbors. I* * * * NATE DeBIASI, vice president Reds Defied by 40,000 Hungarians B U D A P E S T (AP) -Nearly 40,000 workers of the huge Csepel iron and steel works d e f i e d their leaders Saturday, ignored government appeals to return to their jobs, and continued their strike. The plant on an island in the Danube was 'crowded with workmen. They stood around in groups without even changing into their work clothes. The mood of the workers was desperate, bitter and firm. "We know our decisions mean misery for us," one said, '.'but we can't work under ; the shadow of Russian bayonets. "We are sticking to our demands 99 per cent and the rest (1 per cent) are working for the AVH (secret police.)" (Reports in Vienna said the Hungarian government had imposed harsh food and electricity controls to force an end to a paralyzing general strike. (Budapest broadcasts also said some labor leaders had urged a return to work.) Members of the plant's workers' council (leaders) were more cautious in their comments. They said, however, they were embarrassed by Russian deportations of 'Hungarians. A council member - said the council is investigating all reports of deportations. He added the Russian commander at $170,000 Damage in 2 Blazes Fourteen firemen and one police officer were overcome by chemical fumes w h i l e fighting an industrial fire in Vernon Saturday afternoon. Physicians at St. Francis Hospital, Lynwood, said the condition of the men ranged from fair to good. The victims, many of whom reside in communities near Long Beach, were to be held in the hospital overnight for observation. THE FIRE occurred at the Pacific Vegetable Oil Corp., 3135 E. 26th St., Vernon. Flames destroyed the plant's main labora- :ory and damaged inter-connecting structures. Damage was estimated at 20 thousand dollars. Origin of the blaze was not known. Firemen hospitalized included Eugene Henry, 39, of 13601 Klondyke, Paramount; Finnie Terry, 30, of 12507 Maidstone, Norwalk; Donald Curran, 23,.of 10502 Cheddar, Norwalk; Nick Jurovick, 29, of 7230 Hannon St., Downey; Lloyd Graham, 30, of 14707 Starpath, Whittier; James Stanley, 23, of 4714 Deelane, Torrance. Jay Chapanar, 27, of 8948 San Juan St., South Gate; Thomas J. Lara, 42, of 5361 Aldrich Rd., South Gate; Jack Looper, 41, of Huntington Park;" Joseph W. Blaut, 27] of Huntington Park; Thomas Garner, 31, of Huntington Park; Donald Collette, 40, of Los Angeles; Jack Anderson, 24, of Los Angeles; and Donald Melker, 26, of Los Angeles. Also hospitalized was Vernon police officer Orbrey Duke, 23, of S110B Commercial PI., South "ate. * * Â» * VERNON FIKE CHIEF L. O Husted, of Maywood, although not overcome by 'fumes at the scene, went to St. Francis Hospital Saturday evening for observation. The chemical fumes were from "acids and bases" used by the company in the routine analysis of their products, Don Jordan, a salesman for the firm, said. Jordan said a list of all the chemicals that were in the lab had been given to hospital physicians. The fire was the second major blaze in the Vernon community within an hour. Firemen were on their way back to the station after extinguishing flames at the H. Levine Cooperage Co., 5400 S. Soto St., when they were- redirected to the vegetable oil company. * * * * THE EARLIER fire -Caused an estimated S150.000 damage to a barrel factory. Company officials said the blaze started when Donald Whitaker of Bell accidentally sprayed hot light bulb with paint thinner. U.N. Buildup CAIRO (AP)--U. marskjold plunged President Nasser _Saturday the tense Middle retreating from off the Suez Canal armistice line (Israel reported an patrol b e g a n positions, in t h e near- t h e canal Israeli army spokesman Egyptians were killed wounded in a clash of Ismailia, midpoint canal.) \ * * * * B E F O R E head back to New Hammarskjold had a with Nasser a n d with him. He had a conference with Foreign Minister Mahmoud Fawzi It appeared a great talking had to be complete understanding reached on the function force. The Egyptian position, reiterated daily by press is that the U.N. force only to oversee the withdrawal of British, Israeli forces from the t h e y occupied in attacks. After that, the intend that the U.N. up positions along a separating Israel from its in the Gaza strip and Peninsula. France and Britain that the U.N. police the canal as a withdrawal of their forces. INDICATIONS of a Egyptian attitude decision ,to place B (Continued on Page Fire Restaurant at Newport . The Castaways famous l a n d m a Newport Harbor, was early Saturday morning The N e w p o Dept. said estimated was up to $50,000. companies and total of 44 men--fought that broke out at Firemen had to roll steep hill to get to Cause of the blaze unknown. Frank H. operator of club, built in the whole building explode.