Redlands Daily Facts from Redlands, California on July 11, 1963 · Page 1
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

Redlands Daily Facts from Redlands, California · Page 1

Publication:
Location:
Redlands, California
Issue Date:
Thursday, July 11, 1963
Page:
Page 1
Start Free Trial
Cancel

racfe REDLANDS, CALIFORNIA. THURSDAY, JULY II, 1963 SI.50 Par Monffi Twelve Pages 10 Cents Russian troops, rocket bases steadily growing in Cuba MIAMI (UPI) — Russian troops and rocket installations in Cuba are "steadily growing," parties larly along tlie northern coast closest to tlie United States, newly arrived Cuban underground members said today. Members of the Cuban Freedom Fighters Organization gave details on Russian activitity in the area around Caibarien, a key port on the northern Las Vilias coast. They were among a group of 31 persons, including eight women and seven children, who escaped the island in a 33-foot sailing boat last week and reached the Florida Keys after a four-day journey. There are approximately 10,000 Soviet trops in the Caibarien zone alone, the freedom fighters— who declined to permit use of their names—said. They said Russians command troops in tracking down rebel forces, and there also are "foreign troops" used. "Some of them look like Mongolians," one of the arrivals said. "The Russians use Cuban militia uniforms and also Cuban army uniforms," he added. Build at Night "There is tremendous construction activity in the Caibarien area and even on the three keys off Caibarien," said another. "Jlost of it is done at night and the construction areas are for the most part off limits to Cubans." The three keys are Fragoso, Frances and Santa Maria. They are from 12 to 20 miles offshore. "On Fragoso Key, which was virtually uninhabited, intense con­ struction work has been going on for the past nine months on some kind of fortification or installations," said the freedom fighter, his face deeply sunburned from the voyage in the open boat. "Only the Russians are allowed in there." On Frances Key similar construction is in progress and on Santa Maria Key "a gigantic e.v- cavation is being dug in the exact center of the island," the Cuban said. "Work is done only at night." The anti-Castro rebels said similar night construction also was go ing on at Vinas, near Remedies, about five miles in from the coast. Halted During Crisis "U.S. aerial photos last fall proved the Russians had begun a rocket installation there." one of the group said. "All work was stopped during the crisis but it was resumed again afterwards." The Cubans said they had "very reliable reports" of a new rocket base being set up near Mabulla between the tott-ns of Mayajigua and Chambas on the Las Villas- Camaguey provincial border. "A huge tunnel—big enough for trucks with rockets to drive through—has been constructed beneath the main highway at Sierra Suela farm near Caibarien," the leader of the freedom fighter group said. Tunnels have been built into the elevated land which fronts the sea at Punla Brava, and the Russians have taken over the entire sector including the old yacht club and officers' club there, he added. DEMONSTRATOR SUCCEEDS IN LONDON - Mrs. Befty Ambatielos, wife of jailed Greek Seaman's Union leader Tony Ambatielos, won her point today and after seeing King Paul of Greece and obtaining a promise of her husband's release, announced she was colling off her one-woman demonstration. At left she is chased by police as she rum across Victoria Em­ bankment trying to reach King Paul and Queen Frederika on their arrival for a tote visit in London. At right she is carried away from neighborhood Westminster Pier, having tried in vain to show the Greek rulers a placard protesting her husband's 16 years in prison. (NBA Radio-Telephofo) Greece frees 20 political prisoners after demonstrations LONDON (UPI)—Greece today /reed a score of political prisoners under pressure from leftwins demonstrators who have harassed visituig Greek King Paul and Queen Frederika and even booed Britain's Queen Elizabeth in an unprecedented outburst. As leftists readied a massive new London demonstration tonight, the Greek government announced the "conditional release" of 20 prisoners held in connection with the bitter civil war with the Communists shortly after World War IL The Justice Ministry announcement said the prisoners would be freed under the "pacification law" which stipulates that such prisoners must abstain from subversive activities. Teacher Presents Petition At the same time, a British- bom schoolteacher whose deter mined campaign to get her • Greek husband freed sparked vi olent London demonstrations against Greek royalty, indicated she had received satisfaction after presenting a petition to the Greek monarch. Mrs. Betty Ambatielos was received at the Greek embassy in London by Greek Prime Minister Panayiotis Pipinelis. She presented a petition to King Paul for the release of her Communist husband, jailed for more than 15 years. After the 45-minufe interview, Mrs. Ambatielos announced she was calling off her own one-woman demonstrations for the rest of the royal visit and said she thought her husband "will be freed within a few months." Mrs- Ambatielis has been dogging the movements of the visit ing Greek royal couple since they arrived two days ago, battling police in a relentless attempt to present her demands in person Last April, she led a group of demonstrators who chased Queen Frederika down a London street and forced her to take refuge in Weather Redlands Weather Today (2 p.m. reading) Highest 96, Lowest 54 One Year Ago Highest 98, Lowest 62 Tomorrow's Sunrise and Sunset 5:46 a.m. — 8:03 p.m. Light smog, no burning. . San Bernardino Valley: Mostly sunny Friday but some early rooming fog and low clouds. Not much temperature change. Lows tonight S3 to 60. U.S. Weather Bureau Noon Forecast Again tonight and Friday morning low clouds and local fog will spread inland to the foothill areas with the coastal valleys clearing by late forenoon Friday, Otherwise Southern California will have sunny weather this afternoon and Friday. In coastal sections there will be a dight warming trend today and this trend is expected to continue through Friday and possibly Saturday. The outlook for Saturday is for continued fair warm weather. Temperatures and precipitaUon for the 24-hour period ended at 4 a.m. Boston Chicago Denver Fairt>anks Fort Worth Helena 68 48 .03 Kansas City Las Vegas Los Angeles Mmneapolis New York Oklahoma City 90 67 .50 Palm Springs Sacramento Salt Lake City San Francisco Seattle Washington Brown's bill on withholding tax in senate SACR .4.ArENT0 (UPI) - Gov. Edmund G. Broivn's bill to establish a state wthholding tax on personal income was introduced in the Saiate today. But even the bill's author, Sen Virgil O'Sullivan, D-Williams, was not optimistic about its ultimate fate. "It will come up for a committee hearing Monday," said O'Sullivan, "but I'm not certain how hard we'll try for its approval." At a secret caucus Wednesday, the Senate polled itself and found the bill did not have sufficiait support to gain the 21 votes it needs to clear the upper chamber and be sent to the Assembly. Despite this advance information, the administration decided to press for its approval from the reluctant Senate. The bill will be heard by tte Senate Revenue and Taxation Committee, which it cleared during the regular legislative session. It also must pass the Senate Finance Committee, probably its toughest test. High Low 69 60 72 64 91 62 83 58 101 79 68 48 85 70 105 78 81 62 88 G3 78 63 90 67 105 — 97 66 98 57 76 56 69 54 78 67 CROWD BURNS FLAG DAR-ES-SALAAM, Tanganyika (UPI)—The Portuguese flag was torn down and burned before 15,000 persons Sunday at Mtwara in southern Tanganyika, according to reports reaching here today. The incident was in protest against Portugal's racial policies. the apartment of an American actress. Mrs. Ambatielos' husband Tony, was sentenced to death then received a commutation to life imprisonment, for his role in helping the Conmiunist guerrillas fighting in northern Greece in 1947. —- • Friction over the prisoner issue reached dramatic proportions Wednesday night when Queen Elizabeth II was booed by a London crowd as she escorted the Greek royal couple to a gala theater show. The British queen appeared startled and astonished when the crowd outside the theater shouted jeers and insults. It was the first known time that Queen Elizabeth has been booed by her subjects. More disturbances were threat ened before the Greek royal couple leaves for home Friday. One of Britain's major ban-the- bomb organizations called for big rally in Trafalgar Squre tonight in open defiance of an order barring such demonstrations against the visitors. The "Committee of 100," originally founded by pacifist philosopher Lord (Bertrand) Russell, announced plans for the big rally tonight even though 94 persons were arrested when police battled demonstrators who attempted to hold a rally in Trafalgar Square last Tuesday to protest the visit of the Greek royalty. British authorities have mounted one of the biggest security guards in peacetime history to keep the demonstrators away from the Greek monarchs. Demonstrations and the distribution of leaflets have been banned. Boo Royal Couples Wednesday night boos and catcalls broke out at Aldwych Theater when Paul and Frederika, accompanied by Queen EUzabeth and Prince Philip, arrived for a performance of Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream." There was no violence, but nine persons were arrested on charges of using insulting language. The demonstrators, many of them wearing black sashes, even booed Queen Elizabeth. The British monarch scowled, but Queen Frederika just smiled and waved at. the crowd. Mrs. Ambatielos made two attempts to get through to the Greek royal couple Wednesday. British police dragged her away both tunes. ' Russian talks with Red China stymied MOSCOW (UPI) — Russia and Red China, apparently stymied in the attempt to heal their rift, recessed their ideological talks again today to allow deliberation of their respective positions. Informed Communist sources said the secret discussions probably will be resumed Friday. It was believed the Chinese negotiators were asking for fresh instructions from Peking. It had been expected that the negotiating teams would hold their sixth meeting today, with technical aides sitting in for the first time. Both Russia and Clhinese officials kept a tight secrecy lid on the talks, which reportedly have reached the stage of substantive differences in the bitter dispute between Moscow and Peking. Mclntyre blasts school-prayer decision SAN FRANCISCO (UPI)- The Supreme Court's school-prayer decision was assailed in a speech here Wednesday night by James Francis Cardinal Mclntyre, Archbishop of Los Angeles. The cardinal also charged that American judicial practices smack of Sovietism. Addressing a banquet at tho closing of the three-day convention of Serra International, Cardinal Mclntyre said the "obvious fallacy" in the Supreme Court's decisions on the recitation of the Lord's Prayer and the reading of the Bible in public schools was in an attempt to "separate truth from the spirit of thruth." He said the decisions were not based on "actually enacted law" but were interpretations of a "pragmatic and secularist philosophy applied to a changing social concept." Cardinal Mclntyre questioned the competence of the court, and said the "bases of the facts are really found in the interpretation of history and knowledge of the philosophy and meaning of religion." "I have not read that the members of the court have been blessed with extraordinary training or qualifications in these subjects," he added. President's panel holds first rail meeting WASHINGTON (UPI)-A blue- ribbon panel appointed by President Kennedy to head off a nationwide rail strike held its first meeting today and agreed to try to submit its report to the White House two days earlier than requested. Kennedy said Wednesday, ui announcing that the rail walkout had been averted until at least July 29, that the special board would hand him its report on July 22 and that he would submit it and legislative requests to Congress on that day. At its first session today the group decided to try to finish its fact-finding report by July 20. The meeting was the fu-st step in placing.the four-year-old work rules controversy in the hands of Congress, which may be asked to pass legislation calling for compulsory arbitration of this one dispute. Won't Duck Responsibility Senate GOP chief Everett M. Dirksen and House GOP Leader Charles A. Halleck told a news conference today that Congress will not "duck its responsibility" in the rail crisis. But Halleck also said that they will not be "stampeded into action that cannot be justified." Both charged that the administration has let the rail situation "disintegrate to the point where again we have a crisis." Their comments reflected congressional uncasmess over the prospect of having to legislate a solution to the rail dispute wbgn the panel finishes its study of the issues involved. U.S. asks cooperation in closing Cuban air routes WASHLVGTON (UPD — The State Department said today it wants Britain, Spain, Canada and Mexico to help further "isolate" Cuba with respect to air travel. These are the four principal Free World countries through w^hose territory commercial airline routes still operate to and from Cuba. In making the statement at a news conference. State Department spokesman Richard A. Phillips stopped just short of a flat request for the four countries to deny landing rights to planes flying to or "from Cuba. But in reply to questions about these air routes, Phillips said the United States had long "made known" to the four countries in volved "our interest in the isolation-of Cuba." He said these representations went back even before the Cuban missile crisis last October. Though some of these countries have quietly taken steps to check planes for movement of arms or subversive agents, they have con- tmued to permit landmg rights. Phillips said this was a matter to be decided by each country, and the United States could not dictate. Cuban and Czech airliners have used C^ada as a stopover point on the way to Europe. Cubana Airlines operates flights to Mexico City. Spanish flights operate to and from Havana. The State Department also released further information on Cuban f 1 i g h ts through Britain's Grand Cayman Island in the Caribbean, south of Cuba. On May 29, Phillips said, a Sovist-built Cuban airliner out of Cuba landed at the Grand Cayman airport, discharging among its passengers three men and one woman, all carrying Salvadoran passports. They took another commercial flight later to San Jose, Costa Rica, he said. The four were arrested by Costa Rican authorities and deported to EI Salvador as Com munist agents, and were arrested again on then- arrival in El Salvador, Phillips said. Phillips said a second Cuha airliner arrived at Grand Cayman June 7, carrying two Costa Ricans. who also went on to San Jose, and two passengers carrying French passports from Guadaloupe who flew on to Antigua. Phillips identified the two Costa Ricans as Jaime Mora and (first name unknown) Ramirez Gutierrez. He said both were "Communists." On June 26, Phillips said, a third Cuban airliner discharged 12 to 14 passengers of various nationalities at Grand Cayman. They then boarded a British West Indian Airways plane for Kingston, Jamaica, and other points in the Caribbean, he said. Castro unhappy with his chow hounds MIAJII (UPI) - Fidel Castro. after taking a long look at Havana the other day. said the capital city of his island was full of government parasites and chow hounds. The bearded premier, in an informal "chat" with students at Havana University Tuesday night, singled out chicken farmers for censure, according to a Havana Radio broadcast monitored here Wednesday. Castro said some farmers were privately selling chicken for three pesos ($3) a pound, then buying meat at government butcher shops for 45 cents a pound. The premier—himself a country boy—said Havana was in a "parasitic condition—full of demanding consumers and chow hounds." Havana Radio said one student complained that a sewing machine purchased by his mother in Havana broke down within a few days. Castro advised the student to raise "a tremendous stink" about the machine to the store and the Interior Commerce Ministry. Lied to his wife Argentine ferry burns, sinks, all but 1 8 saved Knowland favors Freedom Corps to free Cuba LOS ANGELES (UPI)-William F. Knowland, former U.S. saiator and Senate leader from California, Wednesday night called on President Kennedy to create a "Freedom Corps" in a three-step program to liberate Cuba. Knowland, who publishes the Oakland Tribune, said the Freedom Corps would be composed of volunteers from captive Communist nations. He said they should be a second step, to lead an invasion if an initial blockade of Castro's island failed. The third step, he said, would be "direct action" by the United States. He also warned an audience of about 1,500 persons at a Young Republican-sponsored Captive Nations Rally that any nuclear or non-aggression pact between the United States and Russia would allow the Soviets to claim "the moral and legal right to continue the enslavement of the countries behind the Iron Curtain." Polish flier fells sfory of flight fo the West BUENOS AIRES (UPI) - The ferry Ciudad Asuncion caught fire and sank early today in the river Plate Estuary with more than 400 persons aboard. Naval authorities said at least 18 persons were dead. The Rio Santiago naval base reported rescue ^ps had saved nearly 400 persons from the ferry which was reported to be carry- rag between 420 to 460. The commander of the Argen­ tine minesweeper Murature reported he had four seriously injured survivors aboard. The disaster began with an explosion in the enguie room followed by a flash fire, it was reported. Ships plying the heavily traveled waterway were diverted to help in the rescue efforts. They were guided through dense fog by the flame from the burning ship. The Argentine navy minesweepers Kmg and Muralore picked up 350 of.the survivors, and were takujg them to;the port of La Plata. The other 61 persons aboard were believed saved by the tugboat Sanaviron, the Uruguayan warship Maldonado, the freighters Albatros and Mandu- vi, and the sister ferry of the sunken ship. Hydrofoil. The 3500 gross ton ferry went down about 18 miles from La Plata in the dredged access channel to Buenos Aires. Army deposes president of Ecuador QUOTO, Ecuador (UPD- The army today deposed President Carlos Arosemena. A junta headed by the four highest ranking officers on the active list announced i t had taken over the government. The army promised a communi­ que explaining motives for the coup against the president. Quote of Day MIA .Mr — Havana Radio, quoting a recent talk by Premier Fidel Castro: "The Alliance for Progress is going to the devil." BERLIN (UPI) - A Polish air force major and his family who flew to asylum in West Berh'n in a two-seater trainmg plane have been taken to West Germany, an American spokesman said today. Maj. Ryszard Obacz, a decorated 34-year-old jet pilot, said he fled from Poland Wednesday in search of a life "where people are not pushed around." "I was tired of pressures," he said. Obacz and his family were flown to West Germany late Wednesday night, according to the spokesman. They will undergo investigation and processing by American authorities at a U.S. military installation in West Germany. , . , The stocky Polish major packed his wife JIaria, 27, and their two sons, Le«:stow, 9, and Kryzystof, 5, into the cramped Polish air force trainer in Na- danyce, Poland, 80 miles north of Poznan. Then he cooly flew the slow- moving single-englned aircraft near tree-top level 150 miles across Poland and East Germany to the U.S. Air Force's Tem- plehof Airfield in West Bfflin, where he landed and requested asylum. It was the first time anyone had fled to West Berlin from behind the Irffli Curtain in an au-plane, although other defectors have flown to West Germany it- Organ music relaxing SAN DIEGO. Calif. (UPD-The Rev. Dan J. Griffith called police Wednesday to complain he was awakened by the pre-dawn strains of an unscheduled organ recital in a nearby church. LawTence J. Banks, 19 told po- Uce he had problems and organ music helped him relaux. The police offered jail as an alternate remedy. Banks was booked on suspicion of unauthorized entry. self. West Berlin is separated from West Germany by 110 miles of Communist territory. An American official, asked if the request would be granted, said, "He's here, isn't he?" The plane probably will be returned to Poland. To keep them from worrying, Obacz had told his wife and children they were heading for Stettin, just east of the Polish-East German border, to visit friends. "It was the first time I ever lied to my wife in our marriage," he said. Mrs. Obacz appeared happy with his decision. Seeks Free Life Speaking through an interpreter, Obacz said he made the flight because he "wanted to come to a place of open friendships." T wanted to work toward truth..." he said. "I wanted to go where people are not pushed around." Obacz said morale is low in the Polish air force. "The mod is very bad," he said. "Most officers are fed up just as I was. We want the right to travel where we want to, the right of free speech, the right to work for a good cause." He said the toughest part of the trip was getting the whole family into the small two-seater plane. Obacz sat in the pilot's seat. His wife was in the rear seat and the two boys crouched between their mother's legs under the rear cockpit control panel. Receive* Permission He had received permission to take his wife and djildren along on a practice flight "to get in flymg time" and had filed a flight plan to Stettin. Obacz, an air force officer since 1948, planned the escape carefully. Russiaii and East German radar stations guard the border and track all aircraft. I knew the e.xact location of all radar stations and kept as far away from them as I possibly could," he said. "I also flew as low as I couid to evade radar." Propose lottery to raise state funds SACRAMENTO (UPD—A statewide lottery was proposed today as a means of raismg an estimated $100 million in new annual revenue for California's public schools, old - age assistance and hospitals. Eight per cent—or $160 million— of the estimated intake would be used to support public elementary schools. The remainder would help fmance old-age assistance and county hospitals. The lottery was advocated in a constitutional amendment introduced by Assemblyman Alan Pattee, R-Salinas, The measure would go on the 1964 general ballot, if approved by a two - thirds vote of both legislative houses. "The governor says he needs more money and here's a way to get it," Patlee said. "He's been screaming about aid to education and this would provide the money." A similar measure was introduced by Pattce during the legislature's general session. But it was referred to interim study after heavy opposition. Asks junior officer pay raise WASHLXGTON (UPD-Defense Secretary Robert S. McNamara appealed Wednesday to the Senate to restore pay raises for junior military officers to induce more of them to stay in the service. The House had cut proposed pay hikes for lieutenants, captains and majors an average of 5 per cent from the 20 per cent hike proposed by the administration. Feasting with panthers Not a fainthearted pastime, and it can b« tragic — a» thos« around Christine Keeler can testify. A fresh look at the Pro- fumo scandal eomes from NEA's Tom A. Cullen, in Lon* den. First of four dispatch** today on page 7.

What members have found on this page

Get access to Newspapers.com

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 8,800+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Try it free