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ra cfe 73rd Year Phone 793-3221 REDLANDS, CALIFORNIA, FRIDAY. JULY 5. 1963 $1.50 Per Month Sixteen Pages 10 Cent! MOUTHFUL OF MERINGUE - One eager eoter digs into a lemon meringue pie during pie eating contest yesterday of Sylvan Pork while o dainty nibbler next to her stares in dismay of all that pie. Twenty-four youngsters were entered in the contest which was part of Redlonds' community Fourth of July celebration. Story on page 4, Additional photos on page 6. (Facts photo by Ron Kibby) Senators plan resolufion on deficit WASHINGTON (UPI) - Two Republicans-plan fo intrtduce a resolution in Congress urging the Kennedy administration to e n d the balance of payments deficit. Sen. Jacob K. Javits, N.Y., and Rep. Thomas B. Curtis, Mo., 5 :'nior GOP members of the Joint Congressional Economic Committee, said Thursday their resolution also would call on the Unit ed States to take the initiative within the International Mone tarj- Fund in finding new ways to strengthen the world monetary and credit mechanism. Draft Goldwater meeting draws more than 7,000 Weather Redlands Weather Today (2 p.m. reading) Highest 86, Lowest 57 Yesterday Highest 94. Lowest 54 One Year Ago Highest 95, Louest 56 Tomorrow's Sunrise and Sunset 5:43 a.m. — 8:04 p.m. No smog, allowable burning Saturday, Sunday, Monday. San Bernardino Valley: Mostly sunny with variable high cloudi ness Saturday. Little temperature change. Low tonight 52 to 56, U.S. Weather Bureau Noon Forecast Most of Southern California will have a generous amount of sun shine over the weekend although there will be some high cloudiness in all sections. Near the coast there will be night and morning low clouds and fog. Afternoon temperatures will be a few degrees cooler near the coast today and Saturday but olh erwise temperatures will remain at about the same level. High temperatures this afternoon will be in the 70s in t h e mountains in the high 60s along the beaches, near 80 in the coastal valleys, near 90 in the intermediate valleys in the 90s in the upper desert valleys and near 105 in the lower desert valleys. Five Day Forecast No rain and temperatures re- mainuig near normal along the coast to about five degrees below normal in mountain areas. Temperatures and precipitation for the 24-hour period ended at 4 a.m. High tew Free. Boston Chicago Denver Fairbanks Helena Honolulu Kansas City Las Vegas Los Angeles Minneapolis New York Oklahoma City Palm Springs Sacramento Salt Lake City San Francisco Seattle Washington W.ASHINGTON (UPI) —The national Draft Goldwater Committee staged a dress rehearsal for the 1964 Republican convention Thursday night with dancing placards, small - scale demonstrations and chants of "We want Barry." The job ahead is to convince Sen. Barry Goldwater of Arizona that he has grass roots support convertible into delegate strength to win the GOP presidential nomination at San Francisco next July. Goldwater admirers from many slates assembled in the National Guard Armory to cheer every mention of their conservative hero and to give Bron.x cheers to President Kennedy and other New Frontier officials. When the meetuig began, police estimated the crowd at more than 7,000. Peter O'DonneU, Texas Republican chairman and head of the draft movement, later told the audience that the official es timate had been increased to 9,000. Goldwater, who is not an announced candidate, was observing the holiday in Prescott, .Ariz. But the principal speaker. Sen. John Tower of Texas, told the crowd that, if Goldwater could see the rally, there would be no doubt about his decision to run for the presidency. Tower, O'DonneU and F. Clifton White, director of the draft committee, all sought to answer critics of the Goldwater campaign. These critics complain that the campaign depends too much on the South, that it would give away big blocs of electoral votes in populous eastern states and that it would peak too soon. Tower said only Goldwater was a "truly national candidate" in contrast to a regional candidate or a "pressure group" candidate. York spends quiet day JAMESTOWN, Tenn. (UPI) Ailing World War I hero Alvin C. York spent a quiet Independence Day at his farm home in the rugged Cumberland Mountains Thursday, A number of visitors dropped by to wish the Medal of Honor winner good health, but York did not see most of them. He had some soft cereal about 9:30 a.m. and slept until past nightfall. York, who is credited with killing 20 German soldiers and cap- turmg 132 others in the Argonne Forest on Oct. 8, 1918, has been ill for a number of years. Macmillan's party suffers new setbacks LO.N'DON (UPI) —Two more sharp setbacks at polls added to the woes of Prime Minister Harold -Macmillan's scandal - plagued Conservative government today. Conservative losses in by-elections at West Bromwich and Deptford Thursday were the latest in a series of reverses that have brought opposition Labor cries for Macmillan to resign or call immediate general elections. The Labor party won both contests as expected Thursday, but the Conservatives made poor showings that reflected their sagging prestige among the public. Labor, which has been out of office for 11 years, is confident of winning the next election. Macmillan is not compelled to call an election before October, 1964, and he is expected to hold off as long as po.ssible in hopes of restoring Conservative prestige badly hit by the Profumo scandal. The Profumo sex-and-security scandal is only the latest blow against the Conservative position over the last J8 months. Macmillan has been hit by Britain's failure to gain admission to the common market, by dissension over Britain's nuclear policy, by widespread unemployment, and by a series of security leaks. Over 300 fatal accidents mar Fourth holiday By United Press International The National Safety Council hoped today it could scrap its predictions of a possible record for highway death over the Independence Day weekend. Despite perfect driving conditions and heavy holiday traffic in almost all sections of the coun- tri% the traffic fatality count was running behind expectations. Close to 2C0 persons had died since the start of the 102-hour weekend. But barring a deadly spurt on the highways, it appealed the safety council's pre-holiday estimate of 550 to 650 traffic deaths by midnight Sunday would not be reached. It was even possible that the total would fall below 500. The traffic death record for a summer holiday was set last •Memorial D^y weekend when 525 fatalities were counted. The high mark for an Independence Day weekend is 509, set in 1961. A United Press International count at 10:30 a.m. PDT showed 188 traffic fatalities since 6 p.m. Wednesday. The breakdo«-n: Traffic 188 Drownings 83 Boating 2 Planes 1 Fireworks 1 Total 306 California ran up Lhe worst holiday death total with 21. Pennsylvania had recorded 18 highway fatalities. There were 12 in both Indiana, and NCTV York state and 10 in both Ohio and Texas. Brown calls Legislature for Monday SACRAMENTO (UPI) — Gov. Edmund G. Brown today formally called the legislature into special session -Monday for the purpose of considermg expansion of the state budget and new revenue proposals. Brown, in a brief proclamation said that "because an extra ordinary occasion has arisen,' the legislature would convene at noon Jlonday. He said at that time he will outline his proposals for increas ing state revenue to augment the "skeletal" 1963-64 budget, and particularly to increase state support to schools. There were no estimates as to how long the session would last. Brown held a hearing earlier in the week in Los Angeles on state programs which were killed or curtailed when the legislature passed the trimmed-down budget after killing his tax program on the last day of the regular session. ".^ter hearing testimony on these programs for school aid, aid to crippled children's clmics, the state scholarship fund and others, I am more than ever convinced that these programs are necessary and that the need is urgent," Brown said. He said he had also heard from opponents "and I do not believe they made a case." The governor signed a $3.1 billion budget Sunday after deleting $9.4 million. The legislature bad previously cut S96 million from the original $3.2 billion version, after killing the tax reform program the program, including the governor's state personal income tax withholding plan, would have brought an estimated 5147 million in rev enue. Pleas continued to come in for legislative consideration of education and other matters. The Caliform'a Teacher Association said that failure to grant additional support funds for the public schools, would subject them to "another two years of financial crisis." Ben Kellner, CTA president, said continuation of present support levels to school districts "condemns them to another two years of steady deterioration or higher and higher property taxes to compensate for the constant decline hi the state's share of public school financmg." Soviets; Chinese open crucial talks Quote of Day AMERICUS. Ga. — .Melvin Weaver, killer of three, kidnaping 8 14-year-old boy in a futile escape attempt: "I need a hostage. I'll lake the little one." Doctor, wife escape injury in plane crash DELTA, Utah (UPI)-A Califor nia doctor and his wife returned home by train today after their light plane made a crash-landuig on a desert road 30 miles north of [lere Wednesday evening. Dr. Ernest Beehler, Covina, said he and his wife were flying the 90-minute trip from Malad, Idahp, to Delta when his war surplus T6 airplane developed engine trouble. "The engine began to run rather rough and then the whole plane vibrated. I cut back on the power, then went through the routine of checking the fuel, oil and other mstruments," he said. "Then when we couldn't gain altitude I looked for a place to land. The only visible area was the road. But when it was too late to turn back I saw fence posts beside the road," the neurosurgeon said. Dr. Beehler said the right wing caught on the steel posts, pulling the plane into the fence and off into the sagebrush. He said damage to the craft was considerable. The plane sheared off 18 steel posts before stopping in the sagebrush. 'We were shaken and tossed around but fortunately didn't get hurt," he said. The couple was retxuTiing from a urological meeting in Sun Valley, Idaho. By HENRY SHAPIRO United Press Iniemaiional MOSCOW (UPI) — Soviet and Chinese Communist leaders, locked in an all-out ideological battle for leadership of the Communist world, today held their first meeting in their showdown Moscow talks. The Chinese delegation got a a chilly reception when it arrived in an atmosphere electrified with hostility by a last-minute exchange of bitter charges. The Chinese Communists and a high-level Soviet delegation went behind closed doors several hours later and met for an hour and 45 minutes. The first meeting was held in the modernistic "House of Receptions" in the Lenin Hills section of Moscow, where it was understood the Peking delegation will be staying during the negotiations. Chief Soviet delegate Jlikhail Suslov, the Kremlin's senior ideologist, had suggested to the Chi nese on their arrival that the i col matters and the delegates first meeting be held late this afternoon, but there was no announcement where it would be held. Saturday Session Planned Newsmen, however, finally spotted the delegates arriving at the House of Receptions and clocked them out an hour and 45 minutes later. would get down to business Saturday. Relations between the two Communist giants were strained to the breaking pount just hours before the opening session of the showdown talks that will determine the course of international communism. Red China announced a bitter The Chmese negotiating team I new protest against the Soviet flew in by special plane from Peking and was met at the airport by Suslov. But the Russia press ignored theu- arrival altogether. Neither the official radio, the Tass news agency or the government newspaper Iivestia, announced the arrival. Izvestia's edition rolled off the presses four hours after the Chinese Communists arrived so there would have been sufficient time to publish news of their landing. It was believed today's first Sino-Soviet meeting was devoted largely to procedural and proto- Union earlier in the day, and the Russians printed a front-page editorial in the Com-munist party ] newspaper declaring they would not back dOHTi in the discuss- sions. The negotiations were called originally to restore peace to the Communist world, but the flurry of last-minute vitriolic charges and counter - charges between Moscow and Peking cast strong doubt that any progress would be made. Western observers felt there was a possibility of an historic split of the Communist camp. Over 200 rescued from surf on holiday Kept Daley from speaking NAACP blames direct actionists for uproar LOS ANGELES . (UPD-More CHICAGO (UPI) — Leaders of I carried far .more significance to than 200 persons had to be|t(,g j^^tional Association for the rescued from the surf at county beaches Thursday as thousands of Southern Californians took advantage of 80-degree weather and the Fourth of July holiday to spend the day by the sea. Lifeguards estimated that some 1.25 million persons were at the beaches durmg the day. Another 80,000 spent the day in mountain resort areas m the county. Heavy surf at South Bay beaches plus unexpected deep spots and riptides posed a danger to ocean swimmers and were blamed for the large number of rescues made necessary. There were numerous traffic jams throughout the area, but officials noted that freeway travel was "lighter than on a normal summer Sunday" despite the big crowds at recreation areas. Many of those going to the beaches stayed until after dark to watch the various fireworks displays up and down the coast. One of the biggest traffic jams was at San Pedro where thousands turned out to watch the start of the 23rd Transpacific Los Angeles-to-Honolulu yacht race. Best looking says Robert Kennedy of son BOSTON (UPI) - Mrs. Ethel Kennedy, wife of Atty. Gen. Robert F. Kennedy, and theu: eighth child, a 6-pound 14-ounce boy, were in "good" condition today at St. Elizabeth's Hospital. The child, the couple's fifth son, was delivered at 6:48 p.m. Thursday by Caesarean section by Dr. Roy J. Heffernan. The baby was about a week ahead of Advancement of Colored People (N.-VACP) said today members of new "direct action" civil rights groups triggered the uproar that drove Mayor Richard J. Daley from a N.AACP Independence Day rally. "The people who interrupted the meetuig were not members of the N.AACP and were not part of our rally," Roy Wilkins, execu live secretary of the organization, said. Daley got only as far as the second sentence of his speech at a massive Fourth of July "freedom" rally when about 50 young persons—both Negro and white- surged down the aisles with signs and shouts. He withstood the calls of "Tokenism must go. Down with Daley. We don't need Daley, ghettoes, Jim Crow schools" for 11 minutes. Then, with a shrug, the poker-faced Daley wheeled and walked from the platform. It was apparent the incident the .NfAACP, holding its 54th convention this week, and Daley, one of the most powerful Democrats in the nation, than a mere uiter- ruption of a rally. Willie Ludden, of Atlanta. Ga., a NA.4CP national staff member, said the demonstration "seemed to be planned by CORE and SNCC." These groups, the Congress on Racial Equality and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, have taken the civil rights struggle to lunch counters, buses and streets. The NAACrP has traditionally sought to settle civil rights disputes in the courts. Only last week, on the eve of what was termed its "year of decision" convention, Wilkins noted that the .\A.ACP's role as spokesman for the Negro was being challenged. "Other organizations furnish the noise and get the publicity while the NAACP furnishes the manpower and pays the bUis," Wilkins said. Wirti offers plan for settling rail dispute WASHINGTON (UPI) - Labor Secretary W. Willard Wirtz today urged the raikoad management and union leaders to submit their strike - threatening dispute to a unique procedure of binding negotiation on two major issues. Wirtz asked both the railroads and the five raihroad unions to notify him by 1 p.m. PDT, Sun- Marksman's bullet drops hulking convict 76 65 71 64 87 61 75 48 .01 88 60 87 75 97 78 101 66 82 62 82 63 82 63 97 70 105 — 82 57 96 65 65 56 76 53 81 60 AMERICUS. Ga. (UPI) - A hulking convict fell to a marksman's bullet Thursday under a pecan tree a hundred miles from the Florida town where, a few hours earlier, he killed three men m a desperate bid for freedom. His terrified 14-year-old hostage grabbed his pistol and shot him four more times as he slumped dying over the beginnings of the foxhole he was trying to dig. He was Melvin Weaver, 23, a squat, 240-pound life-term convict who started his brief, bloody tour through the limelight at Marianna, Fla, He had been taken to a hospital there after being overcome by smoke when he set fire to the bunk in his jail cell. He seized Deputy Sheriff Aaron Creel's pistol, shot him to death, and then killed Deputy Allen Fench when Fench rushed to Grcel's aid. Hubert Mayo, who was just visiting at the hospital, stepped into the corridors to see what was the matter and Weaver shot him to death. Weaver bolted out of the hospital and forced his way into the home of Dick Sangaree. He told Sangaree to give hhn clothes, then forced the man, his wife and their 8-year-old daughter to drive him north. He ordered the Sangarees out of the car at Colquitt, Ga., and continued north. Near Smithville, about 50 miles north of Colquitt, he saw three youths standing by U. S. Highway 19. Screeching to a halt, he whipped up both of the pistols he had taken from the dead deputies and told the youths "don't move." Two highway patrolmen drove up and Weaver shouted "don't move or I'll blow your head off." Adding their weapons to his collection, he got into the patrol car, looked at the youths and said "I need a hostage." "I'll take the little one," he decided. He forced 4-foot-6 inch tall Ricky Hale, an orphan, into the car beside him. Weaver's wild ride ended at a two-room shanty by the highway three miles north of Americus. Vfhen the woman mside refused to let him in, Rick-y said he figured "I was done for." But Weaver ordered him into the pecan grove behind the house just as cars full of officers began surroundmg the field. Weaver ripped off several shots, grazing the scalp of a highway patrolman. Frantically Weaver began try ing to dig a foxhole under a pecan tree. But highway patrol marksman Robert Benson, carrying a .30 caliber rifle, was working his way behind Weaver. Benson got to within 150 yards of the killer. "I figured it was the best shot I could get and shot." He drilled the diggmg killer through the heart. Ricky said he thought the shot came from Weaver. "I looked at him and he was scrounged over with a pistol in his hand." "I picked up the pistol and started shooting at him. I just pulled the trigger and started shooting until the gun was empty." Ricky dropped the gun then, ran across the field in terror and leaped over a fence. OiOcers caught up with him on the road and told him his ordeal was over. Exchange of notes Kennedy, Khrushchev agree war no answer day whether they would accept his proposals for settling the snarl over makeup of rail crews. The labor secretary asked the parties to negotiate for 20 days on both issues with Assistant Labor schedule and was born only 83 1 Secretary G. J. Reynolds partici- minutes after a frantic helicopter night from Cape Cod. The newest arrival is President Kennedy's 13th nephew. He also has six nieces. It was not known immediately whether the President, who arrived at his summer home on Squaw Island Thursday | only a few minutes after Ethel | had left, would visit the hospital. The attorney general, who showed the red-ej-ed and weary signs of most e.xpectant fathers, jokingly announced to newsmen, "They tell me he was the best looking child ever bom at St. Elizabeth's." Among the first he called was his father, former Ambassador Joseph P. Kennedy, at the Kennedy compound at Hyannis Port. "I told my father he looked just like him. "He's got a strong face, just like his grandfather—a lot of character. He's a very good look- tog baby. And, oh, he's got black haur," Kennedy said. No name or godparents have been chosen, he said. Kennedy said his 35-year-old wife was "feeling fine. She's very pleased that it's a boy. The rest of the children wanted a boy." Holiday bu-ths are no new e.v- perience for Ethel. Her oldest daughter, Kathleen. 11, also was bom on the Fourth of July and Mary Kerry, 3, was delivered on Labor Day. Their other children are Joseph 10, Robert 9, David 7, Mary Courtney 6 and Michael 4. Heffernan said that Mrs. Kennedy was conscious throughout the delivery. "She was given a spinal anesthetic," he said. patmg. Reynolds would have the power to assure a settlement. The main issues in the dispute are whether firemen are needed on modern djesel engines and on the makeup of track crews. These are called the firemen and crew consist issues. Both of the issues would be settled on the basis of recommenda" tions made by an emergency board, which President Kennedy appointed earlier in the dispute. The settlement would be in effect for two years during which time there would be contmuing negotiations on more permanent settlement of the issues. HYANNIS PORT, Mass. (UPI) — President Kennedy told Soviet Premier Nikita S. Khrushchev today that he shares the Russian leader's expressed desire to "move forward with understanding" toward solution of East-West problems. 'The world has long passed that time when armed conflict can be the solution to mtemation- al problems." Kennedy told the Soviet leader. His remarks" were in a message cabled to Khrushchev Thursday, and made public by the vacation ^Vhite House today. It was a reply to the premier's message to Kennedy congratulating the United States on its July 4 celebration of the 187th anniversary of hidependence. "The American people are grateful for your message of good will," the President told Khrushchev. Significance Noted The Kennedy Khrushchev e.x- change might have more significance than the usual flow of holiday amenities in view of the Shio- Soviet dispute, over Khrushchev's policy of peaceful coexistence. Soviet and Chinese delegates began talks in Moscow today on theur^ widening rift over this and other Communist world issues. Khrushchev's message to Kennedy, made public in Moscow, was similar in tone but stronger in wording then Kennedy's. The Soviet leader told the U.S. President: "In our age, the age of harnessing nuclear energy and pene- tratmg the depths of the universe, the maintenance of peace has indeed become a vital need for all mankind. "We are convinced that if the governments of oor countries, at one with the governments of other states which have displayed a realistic approach, firmly take to the road of elimination of hotbeds of international tension and of expansion of busmesslike cooperation, the peoples everj-where will acclaim this as a great contribution to the strengthening of universal peace." Kennedy, while relaxing with his family here and enjoying an afternoon cruise aboard his yacht Honey Fitz, awaited word from Labor Secretary W. Willard Wirtz about talks in Washmgton aimed at averting a nationwide rilroad strike threatened for midnight Wednesday.