Redlands Daily Facts from Redlands, California on July 8, 1963 · Page 1
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73rd Year Phone 793-3221 REDLANDS, CALIFORNIA, MONDAY, JULY 8, 1963 $].50 Per Month Twelve Pages 10 Cenh Goldwater criticizes Kennedy trip NEWPORT BEACH, (UPI) — Sen. Barrj' Goldwater Saturday criticized President Kennedy for visiting Europe instead of Southern U.S. cities to help fight discrimination against the Negroes. "I don't believe the President can solve our problems by hiding in the WTiite House," the Arizona i Republican said. "He is going to travel for the campaign — why doesn't he do it now?" Goldwater had a ready answer to recent charges of anti-integration bias leveled against him by Negro leader Roy Wilkins. "Wilkins" position is a purely political one taken by a Negro political leader," the senator said. "I think I have done more in Ari zona for the Negro than any other mail. Yet I am the prime target for their attacks." He said Wilkins, executive secretary of the National Asociation for the Advancement of Colored People, had failed to respond to repeated invitations for talks in the past three years. Of the president's recent trip to Europe, Goldwater said: "The trip produced no results in " the critical areas of Berlin and Viet Nam. I suggest that instead, it would be better to visit Birmingham, Detroit and other American cities where people have problems." Goldwater said he believed Kennedy wouJd "yield" on the "public accommodation clause" in current Civil Rights legislation. "A man who owns a business should be able to run it his OKTI way," he said, adding that the law would not bring about a solution to discrimination since the solution "will come when man realizes that discrimination is man's problem." KArusAcAe^ confers w/fA %pfxok in fhe Ukraine By HENRY SHAPIRO United Press tnfernafional SIOSCOW (UPI) — Premier Nikita Khrushchev, remaining far from Moscow in a seemingly calculated snub to the Chinese Communists, met in the Ukraine today with former NATO Secretary Genera] Paul-Henri Spaak. The official Soviet Tass news agency said that Khrushchev conferred with Spaak, Belgium's foreign minister, in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev. Khrushchev and Spaak were discussing East-West problems in the Soviet premier's first meeting with a Western statesman since relations between Moscow and Peking worsened in recent weeks. Rebuff To Chinese The Soviet premier, who had returned to Moscow only last Thursday from an East German visit, was disclosed Saturday to have gone to Kiev. His trip was considered a rebuff to the Chinese Communists meeting with high Soviet party officials in JIoscow. The secrecy-shrouded Moscow talks continued today as Western diplomats predicted that the Sino- Soviet struggle for Communist leadership would have little effect on the Kremlin's basic attitude toward the West. The diplomats said the current .AIoscow ideological talks are concerned with the means rather than the ends of Communist doctrines. Have Same Aim Moscow and Peking agree, they said, that Communism should wipe out Western capitalism and their dispute is over whether this should be accomplished through -Moscow's policy of peaceful com petition or Red China's policy of armed revolution. The diplomats said that Khrushchev, therefore, might pursue talks with Western leaders on key issues of tension, but would not lose sight of the Marxist- Leninist goal of Communist control of the world. After a day of rest Sunday, the Soviet and Chinese delegations returned to the negotiating table today. The official Soviet press and radio have carried no reports on the talks, and no an nouncement was expected until the negotiations are concluded, probably within a week. Teen-ager wounded during civil rights demonstration Same-day mail service to start WASHINGTON <UTI) - Rep. Harlan Hagen, D-Calif., announced today the post office would inaugurate its netf same-day, four- hour downtown mail service in Bakersfield July 29. Hagen said that under plans for the program, first class letters mailed by 11 a.m. in downtown mail boxes marked "ABCD" would be delivered in the dowTi- town district by 3 p.m. on the same day. "ABCD" stands for accelerated business collection and delivery. Bakersfield will become one of 275 cities throughout the United States which will have ABCD service in operation by the end of 1963. Weather Redlands Weather Today (2 p.m. reading) Highest 92, Lowest 55 Sunday Highest 88, Lowest 56 Saturday Highest 89, Lowest 54 One Year Ago Highest 102, Lowest 58 Tomorrow's Sunrise and Sunset 5:45 a.m. — 8:03 p.m. No smog, allowable burning. San Bernardino Valley: Sunny Tuesday. Little temperature change. Low tonight 50 to 55. U.S. Weather Bureau Noon Forecast Sunny weather will prevail over most of Southern California this afternoon, Tuesday and Wednesday but there will be some late night and early morning low clouds and fog near the coast. The desert valleys will have moderate gusty winds in the afternoons. The coastal and intermediate valleys will be a few degrees warmer today and Tuesday but otherwise little temperature change is anticipated. Five Day Forecast Temperatures two to five degrees below normal and no precipitation. Temperatures and precipitation for the 24iour period ended at 4 a.m.: By United Press International A white teen-ager was wounded eariy today while watching a rowdy civil rights demonstration at a drive-in restaurant in New York City. In Miami, police said they headed off a clash between white and Negro youths, apparently over remarks made by a group of Negro boys to several white girls. Byron Del La Beckwilh, a white fertilizer salesman, pleaded innocent today in Jackson, Miss., to charges he murdered Negro integration leader Medgar Evers. Beckwith, indicted by a grand jury, entered his plea at an arraignment before a state judge. In Washington, Burke Marshall, assistant attorney general in charge of civil rights, told a Sen ate committee that racial discrimination in busmess establishments cannot be eliminated by "persuasion and mediation." Marshall, testifying on the administration's civil rights program, said persuasion "cannot solve the problem ui a locality where feelings of racial supremacy are so ingrained that voluntary action is impossible." Boston Chicago Denver Fairbanks Fort Worth Helena Honolulu Kansas City Las Vegas Los Angeles Minneapolis New York Oklahoma City Palm Springs Sacramento Salt Lake City San Francisco SeatUe Washington High Lew Prcc. 79 63 .30 72 60 91 58 83 58 100 81 98 53 87 75 T. 92 72 102 71 78 61 83 58 81 61 .26 99 73 103 82 54 100 74 66 57 70 54 .54 88 69 Hubbard medals for Mt. Everest conquerors WASHINGTON (UPI) - President Kennedy today presented the National Geographic Society's famous Hubbard Medal for exploration to members of an American expedition that conquered Mt. Everest Eighteen Americans, a retired British army officer, a Nepal army officer and five Sherpa guides were honored at a ^Vhite House rose garden ceremony. Norman G. Dyhrenfurth, leader of the expedition which ascended the highest mountain in the world, received the gold medal for the group. The Hubbard Medal, named for the society's first president, Gardiner Greene Hubbard, was present ed first in 1906 to Adm. Robert E. Perry for his arctic explorations. Its most recent previous recipient was astronaut John H. Glenn, first American to orbit the earth. The five Sherpas, led by Shri Nawang Gombu who accompanied James W. Whittaker to Everest's summit, represented 37 of the high-altitude climbers employed by the expedition. Replicas of the medal went to all members of the expedition and to the Sherpas. The expedition sent three two- man teams to the summit of Everest and piwieered a new route to the peak via the West Ridge between May 1 and May 26. In Omaha, Neb., 175 Negroes paraded today in front of a downtown hotel urging a bi-racial committee to do more about civil rights than "just talk." Five Negroes and two w^hites resumed picketing a downtown cafeteria in Winston-Salem, N.C., protesting the cafeteria's refusal to sen'e Negroes. Orlando, Fla., Mayor Robert S. Carr announced that 56 hotels, motels and restaurants in the area had been desegregated as the result of work by a 24-member advisory committee. New York Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller suggested that the national governors conference, meeting in Miami Beach July 2'^ 24, adopt a strong civil rights program to end discrimination in public housing, schools transportation and jobs. Rockefeller's statement Sunday could reopen the bitter battle that sliook las year's meeting of governors in Hershey, Pa. National Guardsmen, called out last month when racial violence erupted, were quietly rjmoved from Cambridge, Md. There was a brief list fight between Negro demonstrators and whites at the drive-in restaurant in New York's Bionx section dbout 20 minutes after the white teen-age bystander was iioundert. iiC said he was shot by a Negro man with a "zip" gun. Beckwith enters plea of innocent JACKSON. Miss. (UPI) -Byron De La Beckwith today pleaded innocent to charges that he murdered Negro integration leader Medgar Evers. "Not guilty, sir," the 42-year- old fertilzer salesman said loudly when asked to enter his plea before Hinds County Circuit Judge Leon Hendrick. Arraignment of the e.x-Marine and staunch segregationist from Greenwood, Miss., was then suspended while Dist. Atty. William Waller conferred with defease attorneys. Becbvith stood before Judge Hendrick while Waller read the indictment charging that he "did kill and murder Jledgar Evers, a human being." Beckwith is charged with firing the shot which fatally wounded Evers, state field secretary for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) about 12:40 a.m. June 12. Evers was shot in the back as he stepped from his automobile in the driveway of his Jackscm I home after returning from a civil I rights rally. Seven dead as Navy jet crashes WILLOW GROVE, Pa. (UPD- Seven persons, four of them children, were killed Sunday when a Navy jet fighter crashed into a bathhouse being used as a shelter by picnickers during a violent thunderstorm. The FIE jet was on a landing approach to nearby Wiilow Grove Naval Air Station when it burst into flames in the air and crashed into the frame and cinder block structure jammed with people. Minutes before, they had been playing baseball and swim ming during a carefree outing. They had sought the shelter of the double garage serving as bathhouse when the sudden storm struck. The pilot. Marine Capt. John W. Butler, 30, Boiling Springs, Pa., ejected safely before the crash. He had been about to land following a routine training mission. Butler, a Marine reservist, was detained overnight at the base dispensary and was expected to be questioned today by a naval team investigating the tragedy. Die In Crash The crash on the grounds of the Green Hill Day Camp killed Mrs. Jennie Klein, 36, of Phila delphia; her daughter, Sandra, 10, and a son, Harvey, 4; Emmanuel Fine, 43, Jean Arnold, about 40, Judy Arnold, 10, and Carolyn Hershfield, 10, all of Philadelphia. About 16 persons were treated at Abington Memorial Hospital, and 10 of them were detained. One of the injured, Samuel Oberdin, 51, of Philadelphia, was listed in critical condition. The day camp area had been rented for the day by a family and neighborhood group from northeast Philadelphia. All the victims were from that area or suburban communities. Describes Mishap Alan Fineman, 35, of Philadelphia, was on the outing with his wife, Ruth, and their three children when the plane crashed "like the biggest firecracker in the world." Fineman said a "huge orange ball of flames raised up, followed by billowing clouds of black smoke." He rushed to the pool where his sons, Barry, 9, and Evan, 11. were swimming. Fineman said the plane struck the ground about 30 feet from where he was standing and skidded into the crowded bathhouse. Kennedy to meet with rail leaders to avert strike WASHINGTON (UPI) - Presi dent Kennedy will meet with both sides in the railroad dispute Tuesday in an effort to head off threatened nationwide railroad strike, the House said today. White House secretary Pierre Salinger did not say what the President planned to tell the representatives of the nation's railroads and five railroad unions at the 7:30 a.m. POP meeting. But he said it would be "another attempt by the President to head off the strike." Earlier the President and Labor Secretary W. Willard Wirtz con ferred with nine Democratic congressional leaders on possible government moves. With the walkout threatened for 12:01 a.m. EDT Thursday, the Chief Executive and Wirtz met with key members of the Senate and House Labor and Commerce Committees. Also present were House Democrafic Leader Carl Albert, Okla., and Assistant Senate Democratic Leader Hubert H. Humphrey, Minn. The Commerce and Labor committees would have jurisdiction over any legislation proposed by the WTiite House to block the walkout. Kennedy first discussed the rail crisis with Wirtz, Assistant Labor Secretary James Reynold and White House special counsel Theodore C. Sorensen. The four of them then met with the congressional group. Included were Chairmen Lister Hill, Ala., of the Senate Labor Committee and Warren G. Magnuson, Wash., of the Senate Commerce Ck)mmittee; Sens. Wayne CONFERS WITH PRESIDENT - Labor Secretary W. Willard Wirtz and President Kennedy confer with nine Democratic congressional leaders on government moves to head off nationwide roil strike. (UPI Teiephofo) Morse, Ore., and Pat McNamara, Jlich., ranking Democrats on the labor committee; Chairman' Oren Harris. Ark., of the House Commerce Committee, and Reps. Carl Perkins and Phil Landrum, ranking Democrats on the House Labor Committee. Rep. Adam Clayton Powell, D- N.Y., chairman of the House Labor Committee was invited but was unable to attend. White House press secretary Pierre Salinger said the President also planned to brief Senate and House Democratic leaders at breakfast Tuesday morning. Salinger said it was "quite possible that we may have some, thing further to say" later today about the rail situation. But he said that until then there would be no White House comment "on any of the possible steps to be taken or on the timing of such moves. Salmger said Wirtz brought the group up to date on the conversations he had with management and union representatives Friday and Sunday in a last-ditch effort to ward off a shutdown. The unions rejected Wirtz's proposals. Wirtz cut short an appearance before a congressional hearing on another matter to go to the White House. Rep. Elmer J. Holland, D-Pa., who was presiding at the hearing, wished him "good luck." "I'll need it," Wirtz replied. The administration appeared to be nearing a decision on whether to ask Congress for legislation to prevent the strike. The five operating rail unions Sunday rejected Wirtz' last-ditch proposal for averting the walkout threatened for Thursday. United States ties up Cuban funds in banks Blank ballot fails in Argentina BUENOS AIRES (LTD - Dr. Arturo Illia, heading the ticket of the Moderate Peoples Radical party, maintained a sizeable popular vote lead today in Argentina's presidential elections. His showing doomed a blank ballot campaign by supporters of ex- dictator Juan D. Peron. With more than 70 per cent of the vote counted, Dr. Illia, a country doctor, held a commanding lead over Dr. Oscar Alende, leader of an intransigent radical faction. Failure of ihe Peron - backed blank ballot campaign was the biggest surprise of the election. With imemployment high and the economy stalled alter revolts and government crises. Peronists had been e.xpected to attract large numbers of discontented voters. A massive blank ballot vote would have undermined the chances of any minority presidential candidate to form a strong government once elected. With 32.711 of Argentina's 46.196 precmcts reported, unofficial returns gave lUia 1,836,345 votes. Dr. Alende had 1,282,054 and Gen. Pedro Aramburu, former provisional president, 1,110,631. The total of blank ballots was 1,109,603, about 16 per cent of the vote total, a sharp drop from the 25-per cent response to a Peron- is blank ballot campaign in 1960. WASHINGTON (UPI) - Th United States today aimed a blow at Cuban subversion in other Western Hemisphere nations banning financial dealings with the Castro regime and blocking $33 million in Cuban assets banks. The State Department, which announced the action, said it was in line with a resolution adopted July 3 by the council of the Organization of American States which urged member governments to move against Cuban subversion. The ban. roughly similar to one already in effect for Communist China and North Korea, was designed to prevent Cuba from usmg U.S. banks or their subsidaries overseas for financial transac tions. Officials said Communist Cuba has never used U.S. banks to safeguard any major share of its wealth, but has generally kept a number of bank accounts open in this country for various purposes The State Department did not tip its hand in advance to prevent Cuba from transferring funds in this country to foreign banks. The action, which became effective at cme minute past mid night this mommg, was taken under the World War I "Trading with the Enemy Act." The U.S. action: —Blocked all assets in U.S. banks of Cuba or persons in Cuba. This includes an estimated $20 million in Cuban government bank deposits and more than $12 million in U.S. deposits owned by individuals in Cuba. These funds now may not be withdrawn without special authorization by the Treasury Department —Prohibited persons subject to U.S. jurisdiction from engaging in transfer of U.S. dollars to or from Cuba imless they get Treas ury Department licenses. Holiday death toll reaches new high By United Prei* International A toll of 557 traffic deaths during the Independence Day weekend set a new record for highway slaughter during a summer holiday. Howard Pyle, president of the National Safety Council, called the toll a "tragic standard against which to measure any holiday." The final United Press Intema- tional tabulation of holiday fatalities from 6 p.m. Wedn^day to midnight Sunday night showed this breakdown: Traffic 557 Drownings 192 Boating 4 Planes Fireworks Miscellaneous Total 17 1 101 872 California led the death count with 48 traffic fatalities. There were 43 in both New York state and Pennsylvania, 32 in Michigan, 29 in Ohio, 25 in Texas. 23 in both Indiana and Missouri, 22 in Illinois and 21 in Virginia. Only five states could boast no traffic deaths over the 102-hour weekend. They were Alaska, Delaware, New Hampshire, North Dakota and Rhode Island. The toll broke the record for traffic deaths over a summertime holiday set just last May, whenj 525 persons died over the Memorial Day weekend. The previous July 4 holiday record of 509, set in 1961. was also surpassed. The Safety Council had made a pre-holiday estimate of 550 to 650 traffic deaths over the holiday. During the weekend's early hours the death count was so low safety officials hoped they could scrap their estimate. But the death pace increased sharply during the last two days of the holiday. The worst accident of the period began at the start of the holiday when a famfly of six was wiped out near Butler, Pa., Wednesday night after their foreign-made car collided with a convertible. An analysis by the National Safety Council of figures supplied by United Press International showed that 27 per cent of the fatal accidents were caused by excessive speed, 15 per cent by crossing the center lue and 18 per cent by failure to yield the right-of-way. The number of deaths caused by fireworks — once the bigger killer on the Fourth of July—was held to only one. Pyle said this was a "manifestation of what can be done" to sources of danger. Brown proposes five-point hold-the-line tax program SACRAMENTO (UPI) — Gov. Edmund G. Brown today proposed a five-pomt, hold-the-line tax reform program to a special session of the legislature. Initial reaction was widely varied. In general terms. Democrats appeared to agree to most of the reforms and Republicans bitterly opposed them. But the governor's plan for a state withholding tax on personal income was in serious difficulty. Assemblyman Charles J. Conrad, R-Sherman Oaks, minority floor leader, reacted by calling the proposals a "patent medicine­ man pitch." Sen. John F. JlcCarthy, R-San Rafael, denounced the governor's action as "foolish" and said he would offer his own tax program. Sen. Stephen P. Teale, D-West Point, acting chairman of Senate Finance, said opponents to withholding had 24 votes in the upper Poland seen heading for clash on religion WARSAW (UPI) — The Polish government and the Roman Cath olic Church today appeared headed for a new clash over freedom of religion m this Communist-run nation. Political observers interpreted remarks made Sunday by Stefan Cardinal Wyszynski, the Polish prunate, as a direct reply to the Communist party's recent criticism of Catholic bishops in Poland. Cardinal Wyszynski returned to Warsaw Sunday from the Vatican where he participated in the election and coronation of Pope Paul VL In a sermon to 2.000 persons in St John's Basilica, he asserted that religion is a vital part of peaceful coexistence. "If peace is to prevail, freedom, iustice and recognition of reh'gious conscience must be guaranteed" the Catholic leader said. "This is the basis of peaceful and har nwnious coexistence." Wyszynski's statements came just three days after Communist party leader Wladyslaw Gomulka told the party's Central Committee that Polish bishops were betraying the ideals of the late Pope John XXIII by opposing communism. Gomulka's attacI?-on Catholicism was the strongest by the Communist regime since the 1956 "gentleman's agreement" between the party leader and Cardinal Wyszynski stipulating the official church-state relationship in Poland As a result of the agreement, Poland's Catholics, who make up a large percentage of the population, have enjoyed the greatest frealom of any religious group m Eastern Europe. chamber—assuring its defeat unless some switches some, Brow-n coupled his reform proposal with a plan to use the extra money to boost state expenditures for education, library books, crippled children and to increase state employes' pay. The total package—tax reforms and expenditures — was merely warmed over from the program rejected by the lawmakers in the hectic final hours of the regular session, ending June 21. But in an appearance before a joint session of the 80-member Assembly and the new 40-member Senate, Brown said: New Revenue Threatened "If you approve this plan, we have a chance of holding the line on taxes in fiscal 1965-66. If you do not, there can be no question that we will face new revenue requirements in that year." The tax reform program would brmg the state $147.3 million in additional cash during the current fiscal year, which began last Monday. The spendmg plan would in crease state expenditures by $112 million during the current fiscal year over that contemplated by the legislature's so-called "skeleton" budget totaling $3.14 billion. Brown had asked for $3.25 billion. But both the state income from the tax program and the state ex penditures would increase in sub sequent years as a result of Brown's proposals. Administration-sponsored bills to carry out the governor's recommendations are expected to be introduced Tuesday. Brown said the state's most Hemet man held for starting Cabazon fire HEMET (UPI)-A man today was held by sheriffs detectives on suspidon of starting a brush fire in the Cabazon Peak area that raged more than 24 hours and seared 245 acres of watershed before being contained. Detective Frank Gransguard of the Hemet Sheriffs substation said Lester Yoder, 32, was taken into custody Sunday and admitted setting several previous fires in the area, includhig one in a car and others in two churches. The fire broke out early Saturday and, whipped by winds that occasionally reached 30 miles an hour. The blaze raced uncontrolled through the rugged mountain area, resisting the efforts of more than 300 firefighters and six borate bombers to contain it It was contained Sunday with no structural damage or injuries reported. Four smaller fires started is the nearby foothills of Mt San Jacmto and Mt. San Gorgonio, but they were contained rapidly. pressing need was to boost its share of education costs to "improve the quality of public education in California and ease the heavy burden that now falls on all local property ta.xpayers." He recommended the state furnish an additional $40 million in fiscal 1963-64 and $(X) million in fiscal 1964-65—and adopt a controversial countywide school tax to brmg an additional $27 million to local schools. If the legislature should again reject his program. Brown said he was " accept any workable alternative." "If the legislature can work out a different—but fair and equitable —method of meeting the needs of California, it will not concern me that it differs from my own recommendations." "Like most Califomians, I want above all to see the job done," he said. Doug Ford wins Canadian Open TORONTO (UPI) -Doug Ford returned to second place on golfs modem list of money winnors today with the $9,000 first prize earned in a Canadian Open. Ford, who turns 41 next month, was told on the 16th hole of the final round Saturday that Al Geiberger, Cariton Oaks. Caiil., was sitting in the club house with a three-under-par 281. Ford was three under and knew it would takd a birdie to win. Ford confidently stepped up to a 16-foot bu-die putt on the 17th hole and tapped it in for the stroke he needed to clinch his second (^nadian Open win in five years and first PGA tour victory this year. His closing one-under-par 70 gave him a 72-hole total of 230, highest winning card since 1954. Kennedy girls doing OK BOSTON (L-PI) - Mrs. Ethel Kennedy. 35-year-oId wife of Atty. Gen. Robert F. Kennedy, and their still unnamed eighth child— boy—were in excellent condition today at St Elizabeth's Hospital. The attorn^ general paid his wife a surprise 20 mmute visit Sunday. The 6-pound. 14-ounce boy was bom Thursday. HYA.NNIS, Mass. (UTD-Mrs. Joan Kennedy. 26-year-old wife of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy. D- Mass.. was recuperating at their siunmer home on nearby Squaw Island today after throat surgery to reUeve an abscess. Mrs. Kennedy was released Sunday from Cape Cod HospitaL She underwent the operation Thursday.

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