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I36B 69th Year No. 63 REOLANDS, CALIFORNIA, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 13, 1959 Ficti Phon« PY 3-322i Twelve Pages. 5 Cents ROCKET CO. PLANS BIG EXPANSION 'Kitchen Sink Satellite In Orbit 60-Ton Juno II Fires 91.5 Lb. Satellite j Orbit To Fluctuate 50 Degrees North And South Of Equator I CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (UPD — A 60-ton Juno II blasted a "kitchen sink" satellite into thejsized, there was no attempt made sky today and authorities said the to intercept or knock down the multiexperiment moonlet we n t satellite, nor did the missile go into orbit. Instead, it passed near the path of the paddlewheel in an effort "toj check the accuracy of the guidance system at exit angles ap Somber Launches Missile At Paddlewheel Satellite into orbit. <In Washington, at 9:22 am p.s.t., an official of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration said: "'It's in orbit." (It completed one entire circuit of the earth before the announce ment came that the launching had been successful.* All four stages of the rocket, combining several U.S. space age weapons, fired on schedule, jubilant missile men said. Experts said the satellite will not be visible to the naked eye because it is too small and dark. It is about 20 inches in diameter. The vehicle, protecting its deli cate 91.5 pound satellite with an aerodynamic shroud at the top of its "Moot length, rose gracefully from its pad in a cradle of flame at 7:31 a.m. p.s.t. It climbed along a steep path under the power of its 150,000 pound thrust booster. The satellite was dubbed "kitch en sink" because it is loaded with "everything but the kitchen sink" in the way of a number of experimental devices. The rocket headed to the north cast, seeking an orbit that would fluctuate 50 degrees north and south of the equator—or over all of the United States except Alaska. If all went well, the satellite would go into an elliptical orbit of 330 miles perigree, or point closest to the earth, and 710; (Continued on Page 4) The Paddlewheel satellite, offi •dally known as Explorer VI," was fired Aug. 7, from Cape Canaveral as America's most complex space data collector to date. The satellite contained 14 separate experiments in its 142-pound package, including a 2.5-pounc; scanning device which took the first crude television picture ever made of the earth's surface from space. Wide -Ranging Orbit Its crbit ranges from 2^.000 miles away from earth at its far point to 150 miles at the near point, toward which the ALB.M was launched today. • The satellite received the nickname Paddlewheel from the four paddle-shaped solar cell vanes at- proaching the vertical." At thalltached to its medicine ball shape, time, the moonlet was near ilsj Scientists said at the time of low passage point of about 160'its launching that the paddlewhee CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. <UPD —An air-launched ballistic missik was fired from a B47 bomber to "the vicinity of" America's orbiting paddlewheel satellite earh today. The Air Force said the bomber launched the ALB.M from a point over the Atlantic Missile Range to demonstrate the feasibility of firing ballistic missiles from air craft.*' However, authorities empha miles in the sky. The Air Force said the ALBM transmitted data to ground stations, which provided information on its trajectory. Additional data was gleaned through the trackin of the satellite itself. A similar attempt to fire the ALBM on Sept. 25 was called ofi because of "technical reasons." The Air Force said at that time that "a need existed to refine guidance data on such a missile trajectory..." satellite raised U.S. hopes of send ing a rocket to the moon and a payload into deep space sometime this fall, and also raised the pos sibility of a rocket shot toward Mars when the red planet is in a suitable position Oct. 1. 1960, and toward Venus the following year. It was believed the Paddlewheel was picked for the ALB.M experiment because of its low tra jeetory and because of the TV .canner it contained. Nixon, Graham Golf WASHINGTON (UPD — Vice President Richard M. Nixon play ed a round of golf Monday at Burning Tree Club in nearby Maryland with an old friend evangelist Billy Graham. Nixon's press aide, Herbert Klein, said the two men left the vice president's office around noon for a trip to the golf course. Weather LOS ANGELES (UPD- Noon forecast as prepared by the U.S. Weather Bureau: Strong gusty east to northeast winds will occur today in the Southern California mountains and locally below the canyons in coast al areas as a result of a strong; high pressure mound covering most of the western states. Gusty winds also will blow in the deserts and dust and sand storms are likely in some areas. The winds will decrease gradually on Wednesday. Skies will be mostly sunny this: afternoon and Wednesday, but night and early morning fog is expected along the coast. Temperatures will be slightly warmer in coastal areas but slightly lower in the deserts. Thursday's outlook is for mostly sunny weather with little temperature change. Early morning fog will persist along the coast. San Bernardino Valley: Sunny and'slightly warmer Wednesday. Local gusty east to northeast winds below mountain canyons and passes. . October 13, 1959 Highest 95, Lowest 55 Tomorrow's Sunrise and Sunset 5:53 a.m. —"5:18 p.m. ONE YEAR AGO TODAY Highest 99, Lowest 63 Temperatures and precipitation for 24 hours ending at 4 am. High Low Prec. Boston Chicago Denver Fairbanks Fort Worth Kansas City Los Angeles Minneapolis New York Oklahoma City Palm Springs Sacramento. Salt Lake City San Francisco Seattle Washington 62 54 66 28 85 63 .80 37 64 73 101 88 63 83 61 69 47 48. 41 15 74 53 64 33 47 59 58 35 61 49 49 .08. Steel Shortages Force Auto Industry Layoffs DETROIT < UPD—Steel short ages in the auto industry' have boosted the number of laid off workers to 17.400 today and threatened to idle another 4,100 Wednesday. The most recent layoffs came at the Chevrolet manufacturing plant in Flint where General Motors' sent home 2,400 hourly-rated employes because of material shortages caused by the nationwide steel strike. Another 4.100 workers will be laid off Wednesday at the same plant. To date the layoffs have been confined to General Motors' supplier plants. None of the assem bly lines turning out 1960 models has been halted although the production pace has been slowed to conserve steel supplies in some cases. * GM's parts plants were the first to be hit by the shortages because it laid in a smaller supply of steel in anticipation of the walkout and because its "parts plants were operating six weeks ahead of the final assembly lines. Chrysler and Ford were operating their parts plants only about two weeks ahead of final assembly and American Motors and Studebaker - Packard were operating even closer to the belt. Chrysler said it could continue production with current supplies "into November." Ford said its supplies would last at least until Nov. 15. American Motors and Studebaker - Packard said they had enough steel to continue through November. r 2-Billion In Property Gets Tax Exemption SACRAMENTO (UPD— Private properly assessed at nearly l 1 billion dollars was exempted from California tax rolls this year, ac-, cording to the Board of Equalization. The board said that this tax free amount. $1,472,678,000, ac-j counted for nearly 6 per cent of 1 all property on local rolls in the state. The exemptions went to veterans, welfare and education agencies, churches and colleges. The average veteran got a $57 deduction in his property tax bill this fiscal year. The board said that 1,195,307 veterans qualified for exemption, representing 30 per cent of approximately four million householders in the state. Cholera Outbreak DACCA, Pakistan (UPD — At least 300 persons died within the last few days in a widespread outbreak of cholera in the district of this capital of East Pakistan, unofficial reports showed today. Navy Pilots Killed In Two Plane Crashes SAN DIEGO (UPD— Two Navy pilots were killed in separate plane crashes, naval spokesmen said today. Lt. Wilbur Wayne Marshburn, stationed at Miramar Naval Air Station, was killed Monday when his fighter plane crashed in the desert 10 miles west of El Centro during a target practice mission. Witnesses said Marshburn failed! to pull out of a dive during a target run. Lt. Ralph Blake Sothard, a jei pilot and former submariner, was killed in the South China sea when his F4D Skyray plunged into the water. after a catapult launching from the carrier USS Lexington. Stothard. son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Edwin Stothard of San Diego, was one of the few Navy- men entitled to wear the wings of an aviator and dolphins of the submariner. Eisenhower Gifts Range From Elephant To Puffer WASHINGTON lUPI) — Presi dent'Eisenhower already has received a flock of gifts ranging from a 440-pound baby elephant to a silver-plated golf putter and his 69th birthday isn't until Wednesday. The President's other presents included a hand-tooled leather golf bag from Mexican newspaper, radio and TV reporters, three red oak trees from the Republican National Committee and the Senate and House GOP campaign committees, and a life-size bust] of Eisenhower from visiting'Mex-] ican President Adolfo Lopez Mateos. Eisenhower, meanwhile, gave a gift of his own. The White Housej disclosed that he" presented Lopez Mateos with a pale blue 1960 Ford Falcon, one of the new economy- sized American made automobiles! The 14-month-old male African elephant, given to Eisenhower Monday at a ceremony on the White House lawn on behalf of the French Community of Na tions, was not exactly a birthday present. The waist-high elephant, named Dzimbo, just happened to arrive in the midst of several days of celebrations marking Eisen-| hower's birthday. Dzimbo was turned over to the Washington Zoo. The putter, a replica of golf immortal Bobby Jones' famous "Calamity Jane" club, was a gift from the White House Correspondents Assocation. Jones presented it to the surprised President at the group's birthday banquet Monday night The golf bag and the bust also! were presented at the stag dinner. Eisenhower Urges New Foreign Help Any Savings From Disarmament Should Aid Needy Nations By MERRIMAN SMITH UPI White House Reporter ABILENE. Kan. (UPI) — Presi dent Eisenhower proposed today that financial savings from any disarmament plan ultimately agreed upon by East and West should be I channeled quickly into a vast international program for helping less-developed nations. ; The chief executive reinforced his idea of aid-over-arms as the best way to peace in a speech prepared for ground - breaking ceremonies of the Eisenhower Presidential Library here in the Kansas town where he spent most of his boyhood. "No other aspiration," the President said, "dominates my own being as much as this: That the nations of East and West will find dependable, self guaranteeing methods to reduce the vast and essentially wasteful expenditures for armaments, so that much of the saving may be used in a comprehensive and effective effort for world improvement." The library, to be erected on a site across the street from the Eisenhower home and museum, ^Eventually will house most of the written records of Eisenhower's military and presidential service, plus many of the papers of the late secretary of State John Foster Dulles. Says War Unthinkable Studying events of the past half century for possible clues to the future, the President said the lime for "blissful self-sufficiency" had, passed so that "nations now have no logical alternative to replacing coercion with honest negotiation and cooperation." Following his oft-favored theme that the big nations of the world have grown so awesomely power ful that war is unthinkable, the President's speech was free ofj specific criticism of Russia and her cold war tactics. Instead, Eisenhower stressed the need for "understanding and wisdom" between nations. As the less developed nations progress toward more pliable economies and higher living standards, Eisenhower envisioned new- record peaks for the American economy. "Burdensome surpluses —even those of wheat— will disappear.' "The world must learn to work together," he added, "or finally it will not work at all." The President flew here from Washington during the early morning and. after spending the night in Abilene, planned to make a jet flight back to the nation's capital Wednesday morning in time to spend as much of his 69th birth day as possible with his wife and other members of the family. Before leaving the White House, Eisenhower received three red oak trees as birthday gifts from the Republican National Committee and the GOP campaign commit tees of the House and Senate. Eisenhower turned two shovels of earth for the first formal tree- planting on the White House lawn since the administration of Herbert Hoover. Or.e of the three red oaks will be planted on that spot and the other two at Eisenhower's Gettysburg farm. About 50 Republican leaders applauded as the President and GOP National Chairman Thruston B Morton took turns with a long- handled shovel. 3000 Troops Police Streets In Caracas CARACAS. Venezuela <UPD- More than 3.000 troops and police patrolled the streets here early today, seeking to end a wave of terror bombing regarded as a possible prelude to revolution. More than 100 persons had been arrested in Caracas and Maracai bo, and an undetermined number of others were reported in jail elsewhere in the country. The government blamed the disorders on supporters of ousted ex-President Marcos Perez Jimenez. Responsible sources said most of the prisoners were former agents of Perez' now-dissolved secret police. No large-scale disorders have been reported, but the city has been rocked by repeated bombings over the Columbus Day week end. At least three bombs were set off Monday, causing some damage bv.l no reported casualties. 4 EXPANSION PLANS — Maj. Gen. John W. Sessums, Jr. left, and Dr. Cledo Brunetti today announced a multi-million dollar expansion program for Grand Central Rocket company which will probably call for an additional 600 employes or more in the future. Gen. Sessums is chairman of the board and Dr. Brunetti is vice president and general manager. McDonald In Challenge To Steel Industry WASHINGTON 'LTD — Steelworkers President David J. McDonald today challenged leaders of the steel industry to sit ddwn with him and negotiate a settlement of the 3-month-old steel strike. "I personally would like to sit down with these chief executive officers, the men who have the re sponsibility... anjl talk out the issues." McDonald said. He complained of beng unable to reach any top industry officials. McDonald made his statements to President Eisenhower's fact­ finding board which is racing the calendar in an attempt to either settle the dispute or issue a re port to the President by midnight Friday. Before McDonald testified, the chairman of the fact-finding board sharply criticized both sides for failing to reach a common ground He said the whole process of peaceful necotiation is endangered by the strike. Talks to Auto Officials The President instructed the fact-finders to seek first of all a settlement between labor and management. That failing, the govern-! ment will go into court and seek ^an injunction that would halt the strike for an 80-day "cooling off period. McDonald told two General Mo tors officials Monday night that tliey could end the strike next week if they brought pressure on the steel industry. McDonald' ^charged at today's board hearing that meetings with industry officials so far have been merely a "public relations game. "I have failed to be able to sit down with these gentlemen," he shouted. "I hereby challenge these gentlemen to come to Washington and let us go to work and get an agreement." Another union witness, USW chief counsel Arthur J. Goldberg, charged that use of the Taft-Hartley Law in the strike is illegal because the walkout has not imper iled the national health and safely. TV Quiz Whiz Van Doren Ready To Accept Subpoena Rogers Operated Upon For Growth On Vocal Cords WASHINGTON (UPI) — Atty. Geri. William P. Rogers entered the Walter Reed Army Medical Center today for an operation to remove a small growth from his vocal cords. Rogers, who was in his office Monday, said he probably would be in the hospital only overnight. He said he felt fine. A Justice Department spokesman said the operation was local and not serious. Rogers was scheduled to convalesce at home for two to three weeks. The spokesman said home convalescence was called for because Rogers would not be able to talk. Deputy Atty. Gen. Lawrence E. Walsh will serve as head of the Justice Department until Rogers returns. NEW YORK i UPD — Charles Van Doren's attorney said today the television quiz whiz had not in any way evaded service of a congressional committee's subpoena and is ready to accept the summons at any time. Van Doren's father and wife said at the elder Van Doren's Connecticut home that the youn Columbia University professor had returned to New York City after a long weekend in New England His attorney, CarhRubino, said Van Doren "is within easy reach of me" and "there will be no difficulty in serving it (the subpoena); all the committee has to do - is let me know when and where they want to serve it." Rubino was indignant at charges that Van Doren had deliberately disappeared to avoid service of the subpoena to testify before the House committee investigating the fixing of TV quiz shows. "He could not possibly have been evading that which he didn't even know existed," Rubino said.j He said Van Doren now has learned he is being sought. The subpoena was issued per sonally by Subcommittee Chairman Oren Harris (D-Ark.>. It or dered Van Doren to face questioning about the rigging of the de funct quiz show "21." Won Total of $129,000 Last week. Van Doren denied in a telegram to the committee that he had ever participated in any such rigging when he was appearing on the show in 1956-5' During his appearances he amassed a total of $129,000 winnings Van Doren has been the object of a widespread search since his name cropped up in the Washington hearings. Efforts by the press and subcommittee representatives to find him had failed. Earlier today, the quiz cham pion was accused of crass indifference in ducking the subpoena Federal authorities were ordered to intensify their hunt for the suspended S50.000 a year network personality. Audrey Hepburn Denies Plans To Become Catholic BL'RGENSTOCK, Switzerland (UPD —Actress Audrey Hepburn denied today a report from Rome that she planned to become a Ro man Catholic. '1 was brought up in the Protestant faith and 1 shall remain a Protestant." the 30-year-old star of "The Nun's Story" told UPI The Italian weekly magazine Lo Specchio had reported today the Brussels - born actress was influenced in a decision to become a Catholic by two Dominican priests while she was working on her latest film, in which she appears as a nun who finally leaves her order. The report of her imminent conversion, Lo Specchio said, had nothing to do with any publicity stunt in connection with the film itself. Airport Fogged In BURBANK (UPI)— Lockheed Air Terminal was closed by fog at midnight Monday and air traffic rerouted to Los Angeles International Airport until the weather cleared. Typhoon Roars Close To Philippines MANILA (UPD—Typhoon Charlotte with winds of 150 miles per hour roared close to the Philippines today, threatening northern most Luzon and the Batanes is lands with heavy rains and strong winds. The Manila Weather Bureau located Charlotte 260 miles east of northern Luzon early today. The typhoon had increased in strength from 130 to 150 miles per hour as it swept along. Adds Up To Disaster MCCLOUD, Calif. (UPI) — Janet Thomas, 16, of Red Bluff, Calif., was hospitalized as the result of the following series of events: A porcupine _ dropped from a tree, scaring " her horse.. .The horse reared, causing Janet to drop her rifle.. .The horse, stepped on the rifle, causing it to discharge.. .And the bullet struck the girl in the left leg. Brown To Conduct Chessman Clemency Hearing Personally SACRAMENTO (UPI) — Gov. Edmund G. Brown said today he personally will conduct a "full and complete" clemency hearing for convict-author Caryl Chessman 38. Chessman, a kidnap-rapist, is scheduled to die in San Quentin's lethal gas chamber Oct. 23 after spending more than 11 years in death row. Brown, an attorney and the attorney general before he became governor, told a news conference that at the hearing in his executive suite that Chessman "will be treated no better nor worse than anyone else." The governor said he had been getting about 50 letters a week on the Chessman case and that the mail was running heavily in favor 'of clemency. Brown pointed out that in this case his recommendation alone would not be enough to save Chessman's life. "Chessman has had two prior. felony convictions," the governor said. "If I decided to commute his sentencp. I could do it only if a majority of justices of the California Supreme Court agreed.' Asked if he had given any serious thought to Chessman's demand that Brown disqualify himself and let Lt. Gov. Glenn M. Anderson decide the life or death issue. Brown said: "In every one of these cases, I would like to disqualify myself. But a governor can't abdicate his duty. He has to stand up and be counted on these." Chessman himself will not be present at the clemency hearing but Brown said he expected that both George Davis and Rosalie Asher, attorneys for the condemned man, would plead for clemency. He said Cecil Poole, his clemency secretary, would give him a full and complete report on the en-] tire case and delve into Chessman's background. The governor told newsmen thai representatives of newspapers, television and radio could attend the clemency hearing but that he would not permit filming or still picture shooting during the hearing nor would he allow the proceedings to be recorded. STOCKHOLM, Sweden (UPI) The tabloid newspaper Expressen today announced it will appeal 1 to Gov. Edmund G. Brown for clemency for Caryl Chessman. In a front-page dispatch, the 1 newspaper — Scandinavia's biggest, with a daily circulation of, 390,000 copies —urged its readers to. support the action by signing coupons —also printed on 'the front page —and mailing them to the paper. The action was considered unique for Sweden and probably will win wide support The press and public have shown a remarkable interest in Chessman's fate. May Double Or Triple Payroll In Time Multi-Million Dollar Expansion In New Facilities Immediately An expansion program which is expected eventually to double and possibly triple the present 600-person payroll at the Grand Central Rocket company was revealed today by Maj. Gen. John W. Sessums, Jr., chairman of the board of directors of the local solid propellant rocket firm. The first stages of the multimillion dollar expansion in new facilities plus a propellant research program will get under way immediately. Gen. Sessums said. Major items in the new construction program will include a new administration bih'lding, new propellant research laboratory and an engineering building. The pian was implemented in order to advance the Redlands research center to front line stature with its major competitors, and to support the company's current contracts and future workloads. Continuing Development "In one sense, this is a continuing development program," General Sessums said, "to make the Grand Central Rocket company one of the most modern and finest Research and Development facilities in the country in our specialty. Our production capacity of three quarters of a million pounds of propellant per month is adequate at present. "We are placing emphasis on Research and Development facilities at this time, to advance the state-of-the- art." The board chairman said that immediate activation of the program was required by continued demands of the Nike-Zeus antimissile missile program on which the company, along with Douglas Aircraft's missiles division, made a spectacular engineering advance* recently. In a supplementary statement. Dr. Cledo Brunetti, vice president and general manager of the company said: Propellant Research "One of the most significant aspects of the program is our planned propellant research. The common goal in solid propellant performance is always higher and higher specific impulse. We have done some very promising work in this field and we expect to spend well over $2,000,000 to press our research. Dr. Brunetti said. "We expect to develop and prove a new class of high performance propellants capable of delivering more specific impulse than has ever been obtained and to have them ready for application within the coming year. " "Therefore." Dr. Brunetti explained, "the first item to be put under construction immediately will be a new propellant research laboratory. It will be located at the Redlands plant." Asked if the program would call for increased employment at the ocket plant, Dr Brunetti said: "In time I confidently expect to see our present payroll of 600 people doubled, or even more likely tripled. In the meantime the program we are starting is certainly going to stimulate outside trades." In revealing the expansion. General Sessums emphasized the premium value Grand Central sets upon its key management team: Able Management Team "Since people are the most important factor in any business," he said, "I am very proud of the manner in which we have substantially strengthened our key personnel during the past year, and great credit must be given to Dr. Cledo Brunetti, ,our vice president and general manager and one of the most distinguished scientists in the country, for the able men he has brought into the Grand Central team." He referred to men such as John J. Crowley, former director of the office of guided missiles. Department of Defense, as vice president for project management and marketing. G. R. Makepeace, former propulsion manager for Polaris, as vice president for research and engineering. *• Albert T. Camp, formerly head of the propellants division, NOTS, as assistant vice president and director of research. G. Daniel Brewer, of the Minuteman missile program. Space ' Technology Laboratories, as assistant to Mr. Crowley. George Cushman,'former staff specialist in the office of the director of guided missiles. James T. Harker, acting director of marketing. (Continued fin Page 4)

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