Redlands Daily Facts from Redlands, California on July 15, 1963 · Page 1
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73rd Year iracfe Phone 793-3221 REDLANDS. CALIFORNIA. MONDAY. JULY 15. 1963 $1.50 P*r Meiitli Twelve Pages 10 Cenh • TEEN-AGE TWIST— Eighty-five feet of ripped and twisted steel guardrail rammed right through this car—and through the driver—on a road in Florida. Driver was a boy, 18. No more mines for them Boys miraculously rescued from abandoned coal mine PITTSBURGH (UPD - Three teen-age boys miraculously rescued from an abandoned coal mine where they were lost for two days looked forward today to their release from a hospital and a return to their normal life. Daniel O'Kain, 13 Bobby Abbott, 14 and Billy Burke, 13 have been in St. Clair Hospital since Saturday evening when a team of mine experts found them huddled in a small cave. Doctors believe O'Kain and Abbott may be sent home today. But they awaited a study of X-rays and an examination of Burke's chest before decidng to release him. The No. 2 mine of the old Castle Shannon Coal Co. has been boarded up since it was closed in 1938. But the old pit still holds the lure of adventure for boys in the neighborhood. "No more mines for us," said Abbott. "We had enough of that for the rest of our lives. From now on it's swimming, riding our bikes or playing baU." Weather Redlands Weather Today (2 p.m. reading) i Highest 101, Lowest 64 f Sunday Highest 103 Lowest 62 ' Saturday Highest 102, Lowest 62 \ One Year Ago f. Highest 86, Lowest 59 i Tomorrow's Sunrise and Sunset t' 5:49 a.m. — 8:01 p.m. I Light smog, no burning. San Bernardino Valley: Jlostly sunny Tuesday. Low tonight 56 to . 66. Slightly cooler Tuesday. ; U.S. Weather Bureau Noon Forecast • ThCTe will be night and early morning low clouds and fog along the coast and in lower coastal valleys otherwise mostly sunny weather will prevail in Southern California today, Tuesday and Wednesday. It will be slightly cooler along the coast today and a little cooler in most areas Tuesday. High temperatures today will generally be in the 70s along the immediate coast, 80s coastal valleys, 90s intermediate valleys, 80s in mountains at resort levels, near 105 upper desert valleys and 115 lower desert valleys. Five Day Forecast No precipitation and temperatures averaging two to eight degrees above normal with a cooling trend toward the end of the week. Temperatures and preciptation for the 24*our period ended at 4 A.M.: Thomas J. McDonald, supervisor of the Pittsburgh office of the Bureau of Mines and his aides, Samuel Cortis, Everett Turner, Jim Hutchens and Jennings Breedon showed the effects of their grueling tasks. All were at the point of exhaustion when the boys were found. At first, rescuers doubted the boys had gone into the mine. But Mrs. Florence Burke, widowed mother of Billy, insisted they had gone underground. The boys' bi- Boston Chicago Denver Fairbanks Fort Worth Helaia Honolulu Kansas City Las Vegas Los Angeles Minneapolis New York Oklahoma City Palm Springs Sacramento Salt Lake City San Francisco Seattle Washington High Low Pree. 91 80 57 65 91 59 63 55 .27 92 73 .03 78 47 .04 86 74 .03 90 73 109 84 87 64 80 53 91 77 95 59 .35 115 — 95 61 94 59 60 55 67 54 72 66 .62 Mexican-America leaders seek aid for their people LOS ANGELES (UPD— Mexican-American leaders in Southern California today sought to alleviate adverse side affects against persons of Mexican descent they believe haved been caused by Negroes trying to end racial discrimination. Representatives of the Mexican- American community met Saturday night in a closed meeting with the Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations. "The pressures Negroes are ip- plying on employers has had this effect: When Negroes apply for jobs, employers are afraid not to hire them for fear of retaliation and so, in some cases, fire Mexican - Americans to make room for the Negro." The statement was made by Ray Mora of the California Democratic Central Committee to the Los Angeles Times. Mora emphasized that the Mexican-American community did not oppose the civil rights battle being waged by Negroes, but sought to 'bring their problem out so that "this ironic side-effect should not be used to pit one group against another." Mora said the situation will "get worse and we must talk about it if it is to be solved." cycles were found outside the mine entrance. David Butler, 10, deepened her fears when he told Castle Shannon firemen Abbott had shown him a drawing of the mine. The diagram, remarkably accurate, was scribbled on the back of a bank deposit slip. Police found the crumpled diagram in the Abbott home and searched the area described in the map but to no avail. Later, the explanation was learned. "We took a wrong turn and got lost," O'Kain said. The boys wandered around underground, lighting theu: way with generator - powered lights taken from the bicycles. But when Burke injured his ribs, they decided to stay in a small room. It was lucky they did. Here they were picked out by the light flashed by Turner, Hutchens and Breedon. "Why they're alive, I don't know," said Cortis. "But let's give credit to God." Quote of Day PITTSBURGH - Bobby Abbott, one of three teen-age boys rescued from an abandoned coal mine where they were lost for two days: "No more mines for us. We had enough of that for the rest of our lives." GOP leader says Democrats gambled lost SACRAMENTO (UPD- Assembly Republican floor leader Charles Cwu-ad of Sh«-man Oaks today said Gov. Edmund G. Brown was "like a wife who spends the house money for a new hat, then tells her husband she must have something to buy food with..." Conrad noted tliat Brown was seeking more money to finance education. He said "The basic fault is the governor's ignoring the California Constitution, which provides that the state taxes shall first be set apart for the support of the public school system and the state university. Conrad said money that should have been spent on education was earmarked for other programs. "I suggest we return to the California Constitution," Conrad said. "Take care of our schools first and then see how much money we have left for other programs." The Republican also charged that Democrats "gambled with the school program and lost" because it hoped the "Kennedy Administration would pass a federal aid to education bill which would bail them out." Gov. Wallace blasts civil rights bill WASHINGTON (UPD - Alabama Gov. George C. Wallace told Congress today that President Kennedy should be "retired from public life" and his civil rights program defeated. He said the legislation is totally unacceptable to the South and called for a national referendum on the proposals. If a referen. dum was held, Wallace said the civil rights bill would be overwhelmingly rejected. The fiery Southern Democrat, testifying before the Senate Commerce Committee, accused Kennedy of making his ^Vhite House office a "virtual switchboard" of communication with the Rev. Martin Luther King and other Negro leaders who were involved in the Birmingham racial demonstrations. Joins With Barnett Wallace joined Mississippi Gov. Ross Barnett in accusing King of having "pro-Communist friends and associates." He urged the committee to investigate t h e matter, which he noted now had been raised by "at least two governors." Barnett testified similarly before the committee Friday. (Hiairman Warren Magnuson, D-Wash., told Wallace such an investigation was a task for other committees which have been active m inquiries about Communist activity. Sen. E. L. Bartlett, D-Alaska, followed Wallace's Communist charges by saying there was evidence that Arkansas Gov. Orville Faubus once was a student leader at a school that was put on the attorney general's list of Communist- dominated organizations. "What would you say if I could prove that a Southern governor v/as a student leader at a Communist school?" Barlictt asked. But he questioned if this meant Communists supported racial segregation. Wallace replied, "Faubus is no Communist." Bartiett agreed, but he explained he only brought it up to see if the same logic applied in "the other direction." Bartiett said he had been given information that Faubus was a student leader in Commonwealth (Allege, Mena, Ark., listed by the Justice Department as subversive "Just Got Flash" The Alaska senator told reporters later that he knew nothmg more about the matter. "I just got this flash given to me," he said "there has been a lot of silly things said about commu nism here. I just thought I'd toss this one out" Wallace rolled out charge after charge against the Kennedy administration. "A president who sponsors legislation such as the civil rights act of 1963 should be retired from pubUc life," Wallace said. "And this goes for any governor or public official who has joined m this mad scramble for the minority-bloc vote." Charges Political Plot Wallace said that the President and his brother, Atty. Gen. Robert F. Kennedy, "by design and political motivation are sponsoring and fostering a complete and all-inclusive change in our whole concept of government and society-^ revolution of government against the people." Sen. A. S. Mike Monroney, D Okla., said a charge by Wallace that the President was abetting racial violence by his public statements is "hard to believe" because the President had appealed for law and order. But WaUace insisted tiiat the Birmingham situation was "inflamed all over again" because, he said, Kennedy told a nationwide tdevision audience B i r- mingham Negroes had been "abused" for a long time. Jovial Khrushchev meets West N-test ban envoys By HENRY SHAPIRO United Press International MOSCOW (UPI) — Premier Nikita S. Khrushchev, in a jovial, wise-cracking mood, met for 3 ',2 hours today with high U.S. and British negotiators in the opening of a Kremlin conference that could break tiie East-West deadlock on a nuclear test ban. U.S. chief negotiator W. Averell Harriman and British Minister of Science Lord Hailsham, drove after the meeting to the U.S. Embassy where they presumably compared notes on the talks. There was no immediate comment from either Western delegation. Nor was it disclosed when the next meeting would take place in the talks which are expected to last about 10 days. But Khrushchev's surprise move in heading the Soviet delegation at the opening of the negotiations raised Western hopes that some form of agreement— perhaps an accord for a limited test ban—might emerge from the crucial conference. Khrushchev, in opening the three-power conference this afternoon, enthusiastically pumped the hands of presidenti'al envoy Harriman and Lord Hailsham and remarked: "Where do we begin? Perhaps we should begin by signing an agreement first." In a bantering aside, the Soviet leader turned to Harriman and said: "You did right when you kicked the British out of America." Khrushchev then turned to the British chief negotiator and said: "They acted with wisdom, they kicked you out." Mumbles Reply Hailsham's mumbled reply was not heard distincUy. The Soviet leader had especially warm and personal greetings for Harriman, U. S. undersecretary of state who had dealt face- to-face with Josef Stalin while ambassador to Moscow during World War IL Khmshchev, 69, vigorously shak­ ing the 71-year-old Harriman's hand, exclaimed: "You are absolutely blooming, what are you doing? Are you counting the years backwards?" "I began doing that a long time ago," answered Khrushchev with a broad grin. In the light-hearted exchange be fore the doors were closed on the first session of the historic conference, Khrushchev told Harriman: "I am surrounded by the imperiaKsfs." "The three-power negotiations aimed at reaching agreement on at least a partial nuclear test ban opened in one of the large Kremlin conference rooms adjoining Khrushchev's office. Brown's plan for withholding tax dies SACRAMENTO (ITD — Gov. Edmund G. Brown's bill to establish a state withholding tax on personal income died in a Senate committee today. On a voice vote, the Senate Revenue and Taxation Committee agreed to "table" the measure— a method of defeating a bill. Administration supporters made only a token presentation favoring the bill but stirong opposition was expressed by 'the California Taxpayers Association, the state Chamber of Commerce and Sen Donald L. Grunsky, R-Watsonville. Grunsky accused the administration of "doubletalk" in asking for approval of the bill and said that the measure, effective Jan. 1, 1965, would have taken 150 per cent from a taxpayer in a single year. This would result in calendar 1965 from collection of the entire year's tax on a pay-as-you-go principle while the taxpayer on April 15 would also pay 50 per cent of the tax on income for 1964. Earlier, the committee had cleared BrowTi's bill to accelerate the bank and corporation tax, key measure in the governor's tax reform program. It was one of six bills compris ing the governor's plan to put collection of taxes on a current basis and avoid tax boosts, possibly for another four years. Quickly approved by the committee were four other measures— to elimmate the installment privilege on personal income taxes, accelerate the insurance gross premium tax and to place the ?64O,000 a year revenue from the surplus line broker's tax in the state's general fund. The administration introduced and the committee approved two separate insurance tax bills. One would requure only a simple maj' ority vote to clear the legislature. The other would need a two- thirds vote. New blast on Peking Russ accuse Red China of warmongering Flier escapes injury in plane crasli RIVERSIDE (UPD- Crop-dusting pilot Al Adams escaped uninjured today when his small airplane crashed in a muddy field near Lakeview, 20 miles southeast of here. Adams, an employe of Carl's Flymg Service in Lakeview, walk^ from the wrecked plane— which landed on its backside in the mire—to nearby Lakeview Road where he hitched a ride into town. State Divsioo of Forestry crews were dispatched to the scene when it was reported a brush fire had resulted, but the r^wrt turned out to be a false alarm. MOSCOW (UPI) — Russia tonight accused Red China of warmongering and racism at the same time that Premier Nikta Khrushchev was meeting in friendly nuclear talks with U. S. and British negotiators. "What do the Chinese want? Is it war?" asked the Soviet government newspaper IzvesUa on its front page. The official government paper's biast at the Chinese Communists fo'Jowed a bitter weekend attack oa Peking by the Kremlin and coincided with the Moscow opening of the three-power conference on a nuclear test ban. Today's Izvestia editorial ac LUsed the Chinese Reds of advocating the "un-Marxist Uieory" of dividing the world mto races and setting the colored race against the whites. The new blast came after Soviet and Chinese negotiators went through the motions of meeting in their ideological talks. But informed sources said Russia's bitter and unprecedented attack on Pe- ing's militant Communism had ah-eady sealed failure of the talk and it was believed the Chinese delegates may leave for home at any time. More than a week of talks have only deepened the split between the two Communist giants, and even if further meetings are held the only result expected is a non- commital final communique, they said. The Soviet Union, which denounced the Chinese Sunday as hypocrites, warmongers, and racists and proclaimed its intention of seeking better relations witli the West, today followed up the attack with fresh charges against Peking. Communist China also continued the acrimonious exchange that shows the world the depth of the split in the Conunu- nist camp. The sources said the Chinese closed the last meeting with Soviet ideological experts with declaration that no peace will be possible until Premier Nikta Khrushchev and his co-leaders are thrown out of office. The events of the weekend left no doubt that tiie talks failed completely, these diplomats said. They doubted that Uie Sino-Soviet split will be healed within the lifetimes of the present leaders. Mt. McKinley climbers in good condition TALKEETNA, Alaska (UPD Seven mountameers from Harvard were continuing theu: climb up 20,230 foot Mt. McKinley today, no longer the objects of an air search. Veteran bush pilot Don Sheldon popped his light plane through a cloud cover at the 17,000 foot level Sunday and spotted the climbers for whom a search had been conducted since last Wednesday. Sheldon reported that all members of the expedition were in good conditon and that they ap peared to be in no danger. Reds launch attack in Laos VIENTIANE, Laos (UPI) Communist Pathet Lao troops, supported by artillery and ma- chinegun fire, were reported today to have launched an attack on neutralist forces entrenched southeast of the Plain of Jars air- stirip. Neutralist military sources here said . the Communists fired 70 rounds of shells Sunday night at neutralist positions about twoi miles southeast of the airsbnp. There were no immediate reports of casualties. Construction worker admits killing three children SANTA ROSA, Calif. (UPI) A construction worker confessed to sheriff's officers Sunday that he killed three children, who had known him affectionatdy for years as "Uncle Robert", and left theu: bodies in an Arizona forest south of the Grand Canyon. FBI agents and sheriffs deputies from Coconino (k)unty, Ariz., said Robert Alford, 56, a Negro, congessed the slayings after 12 hours of interrogation. The con fession clhnaxed a month-long investigation by authorities in two states. The bodies of the three Negro children were found June 6 in a heavily wooded area several miles north of Williams, Ariz. Eadi child had been shot in the head heart with a 4S caliber pistol. The victims were Teddy Walker, 12; his sister, Jacqueline Walker, 11, and their half-sister, CJarol Ann Mci^ain, 14. They lived with their fostermother, Mrs. Bernice Fobbs, in Stockton, Calif. Au&orities said Alford, arrested Friday night on a sex • offense charge from Los Angeles, gave this account of the events leading up to the slayings: Ah unidoitified friend told him last May that the chfldren feared they were gomg to be separated, so he arranged for Uiem to meet him when they got out of school in Stockton May 27. Alford drove them back to bis trailer camp residence in Santa Rosa, where he bought each of the childroi a bicycle and gave them money for new clothes during the next six days. Started for Oklahoma On June 2, Alford and the children left Santa Rosa for Oklahoma, where Alford said be had a sister who would take care of the youngsters. He said he gave each of the children $50 tor bus tickets Oiat night in Bakersfield because he didn't think be could drive them all the way to Oklahoma. The two youngest diildren gave their money to Caiol Ann for safe keeping, but when the group arrived in Williams the following day Carol Ann said the money was gone. Alford said a bitter argument started over the money, but he calmed down, bought the children soft drinks, and started out with them from Williams. The constructipn worker said he turned off onto a dirt road about two miles from Williams, drove another mile and parked about 300 yards off the dirt road. There the argument over the money resumed, and Alford said he would find a home for the children in Williams. Reached for Rill* Alford told the children he could no longer afford to take care of them, but the youngsters said they would never leave him. Alford said he got angry again and reached under the floorboard of his truck for the rifle. He said Carol Ann started to run and he fired at her. Alford told authorities that the next thmg he remembered was that he was sittmg on the ground with the two guns in his hands — both fired until they were empty. Alford said he did not even look to see if the children were dead or alive. He jumped into the truck and drove back to Santa Rosa, disposing of the children's posses- sims in Barstow, CaUf., and the guns in Stocktem. He was arrested at the trailer camp after authorities in Flagstaff, Ariz., Stockton and Santa Rosa had combmed their resources with the FBI in a pamstaking investigation to track him down. Authorities said Alford bad a police record and had served sentences for child molestation convictions. Rail dispute committee to report Friday WASHINGTON (UPD—A special presidential committee studying the facts in the railroad work rules dispute "hopefully" will submit its report Friday to President Kennedy, a Labor Department spokesman said today Railway company and union representatives met today to inform the panel of their concept of the issues. At a simlar meeting Tuesday, the parties will outline for the panel their positons on the issues. A closed session of the special conunittee will be held Wednesday and "the report to the President hopefully will be submitted on Friday," a spokesman said This would be three days before the orignal target date. The special committee was appointed by President Kenedy to make recommendations for a solution to Uie deadlock over new work rules. Kennedy intends to use the committee's report as a basis for proposals to (Congress next Monday to end the dispute. The railroads have agreed to postpone until July 29 impositon of new work rules which eventually would eUmnate the jobs of 37,000 fu-emen on diesel locomotives. The um'ons have reject ed all proposals for arbitration of the dispute saying most of the firemen are needed as a safety measure. Chances that both sides would setUe the dispute without outside help were dim. Labor Secretary W. Willard Wirtz said Sunday both railroad management and the five operating unions were assuming that the government or Congress would settie it and "there is no affirmative attempt" to break the deadlock. Injured Marine unconscious when found HOLTVILLE (UPI) - Clinton Colhns Jr., 24, a marine stationed at Twentynine Palms, was found beside U.S. 80 early today by a passmg truck driver. Collins was unctmscious when he was discovered but officials later listed his conditira as "satisfactory" at the Naval Air Station infirmary in El Centro. Cambridge Negro leaders plan demonstrations By United Press International Negro leaders in Cambridge, JId., planned "peaceful" demonstrations today and segregationists and integrationists alike commenced new moves to tip the nation's racial dispute in their favor. Integration leaders in Cambridge promised theu: demonstrations would remain within the bounds of hmited martial law, clamped on the town last week after bloody racial rioting. The town's white leaders requested a meeting with Gov. J. Millard Tawes as soon as possible to discuss white-Negro tensions. A Negro leader announced over the weekend that the demonstrations would resume but promised they could be "well^disciplined and peaceful." However, Mrs. Gloria H. Richardson, head of the Non-VioIenT "Action Committee, said "if nothing happens within a week or so we are going to have to court arrest." (Cambridge and Savannah, Ga., scenes of racial violence last week, were comparatively calm over the Sabbath. About 450 Negroes sang "freedom songs" Sunday in the shadow of a monument to Savannah's Confederate dead in doivntown Forsyth Park. Three young Negroes were arrested for stagmg •'wade-in" at nearby Savannah Beach. A Negro leader called off a protest march because, he said, police broke up an attempted march by a white segregationist group Saturday. "If everyone can't march, we will not march," said the Rev. Andrew Young. Young referred to a march by white segregationists who got three blocks before poh'ce stopped them. It was one of the first protests of its type during racial turmoil in the nation, dominated mainly by integrationist demon- stratifflis. Mundt asks for tighter boycott on Cuba WASHINGTON (UPI) — Sen. Karl E. Mundt, R-S.D., called on the Kennedy administration today to tighten what he termed its half-hearted" economic boycott of Cuba. Mundt reconmiended a four- part program of action "far short of war" which would deny U.S. ports to ships of any country let- tuig its vessels trade with Cuba and would use the foreign aid program to reward nations joining in an anti-Castro effort. He also proposed that the Organization of American States and NATO be asked officially to halt trade with Cuba and that similar requests go to every other nation outside Commumst dotninati'on. Mundt, in the latest in a series of Republican Senate speeches on Cuba, said that the number of trips by free-world ships to Cuba had increased since January and tiiat the "volume of Soviet-bloc shipping to Cuba seems to be rising." He conceded that there was a "virtually complete embargo on U.S.-Cuba trade" in effect since February 1962 and that most Latin American countries were sharply curtailing their own Cuban tiade. But Mundt said a provision of the Foragn Aid Act denying assistance to countries whose ships carry arms or strategic materials to Cuba was not being enforced as to NAT04ype aid to NATO countries. Thus, he said, the aid restriction is "virtually inapplicable."

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