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facts 73rd Year Phone 793-3221 REDLANDS. CALIFORNIA, SATURDAY. JULY 20, 1963 $J.50 Per Month Ten Pages 10 Cenfs MISS UNIVERSE 1963—One of these 15 semi-finalists in the Miss Universe contest, who flank the outgoing Miss Universe, will be chosen as the 1963 queen. Shown are (left to right) Italy, Gianna Serra; France, Monique Lemaire; Japan, Norika Ando; Ireland, Marlene McKeown; RepubUc of South Africa, Ellen Liebenberg; Philippines, Leiaine Bennett; Denmark, Aino Korwa; Miss Universe 1962, Norma Nolan; Brazil, Ida Marie Varnes; United States, Merite Ozers; Korea, Kim Myung-Ja; Finland, Riitta Kautianinen; Argentina, Olga Galluzzia; Colombia, Mane Alvarez; Germany, Helga Karle Ziesemer; and Austria, Gertrude Bergner. Air Force to fire 250 fon Titan III C COYOTE (Wn-Tlie Air Force today fires a 75-foot, 250 ton Titan III - C motor, the largest solld- propellant rocket booster yet developed. The sleek white booster, which measures 120 inches in diameter, has five segments which have a combined thrust of one million pounds. A pair of these motors will make up the Air Force Titan Ill-C first stage and are expected to produce more than two million pounds of lift-off thrust. The twin motors are expected to boost both manned and unmanned payloads into space. The booster propellant is s>-n- thetic rubber with aluminum additives as f u e I and ammonium perehlorate as the oxidizer. Today's firing site is in the Diablo Mounlaiji range 75 miles southwest of San Francisco. Titan III is the United States' first complete space launch system designed from the group up to fulfill military space requirements. Pepartment of Defense approval for the 45 month development program was given late in August, 1962. First launch is expected in about two years. Register buys La Habra papers LA HABRA (UPD — Freedom Newspapers Inc., publishers of the Santa Ana Register and other newspapers, Friday announced purchase of assets of the La Habra Publishing Co.. publisher of four Orange County newspapers. Earl G. Parsons, La Habra publisher, said the transaction involving the three-issue per week La Habra Star and Brea Progress, and the w e e k 1 y La Habra Advertiser and Brea Progress Advertiser, was effective Aug. 1. The four now have a combmed circulation of 31,000. Weather Rediands Weather Today (11 a.m. reading) Highest 90, Lowest 63 One Year Ago Highest. 99, Lowest 58 Tomorrow's Sunrise and Sunset 5:52 a.m. — 7:58 p.m. San Bernardino Valley: Mostly sunny with variable high clouds today and Sunday. Little change in temperature. High today 93 to 102. Low tonight 55 to 63. U.S. Weather Bureau Southern California: Mostly sunny with variable high clouds today and Sunday but local fog or low clouds near coast night and early morning hours. Chance of isolated afternoon and evening thundershowers southern deserts and mountains. Little temperature change. Boston Chicago Fairbanks Fort Worth Helena Honolulu Kansas City Las Vegas Los Angeles Minneapolis New York Oklahoma City Pahn Sprmgs Sacramento Salt Lake City San Francisco Seattle Washington ..High Low Prec. 91 65 .28' 81 66 1.18 58 45 99 78 84 54 88 75 .04 100 78 109 — 84 66 86 62 97 69 .67 98 76 111 88 56 95 63 62 54 83 49 94 73 .56 Russ-China talks end in obvious failure MOSCOW (UPD — Sino-Soviet ideological talks ended in obvious failure here today with apparent firm rejection by Moscow o! Peking's position that war and revolution are necessary for the advance of world communism. Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev was giving a formal farewell dinner tonight for the Chinese who were expected to leave for home as soon as possible thereafter. The two sides held the last of some 15 days of hard talking this afternoon. Authoritative sources said the talks, carried out in a frigid at mosphere, with almost naked insults by both sides outside the conference room, ended without healing the split. Khrushchev did not sit in on the talks but he revealed to W. Averell Harriman, President Kennedy's special envoy to the nuclear test ban talks, that he would attend what sounded like a farewell dinner for them. "We are giving a dinner to the Chinese delegates tonight," Khrushchev said. A little earlier, Khrushchev had dehvered another personal rebuke to the Chinese by toasting Russian-Indian friendship at an Indian trade exhibition. The Soviet premier praised the "peace loving Indians"—until recently engaged in border war started by Chinese Communists. Only Friday, Khrushchev denounced Chinese "war mongering" and said that anyone who opposed the policj' of peaceful coexistence and wanted nuclear war is "a coward." The Sino-So\iet talks, called in an attempt to breach a widening ideological chasm between Moscow and Peking, seemed doomed to failure from their opening day 15 days ago. They ended on the same grim note. Illinois governor rips Rockefeller MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (UPD- Gov. Otto Kerner of Illinois accused Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller of New York today of trj-ing to use the National Governors' Conference "as a political platform." Kerner is a Democrat and a candidate for reelection next year; Rockefeller is a probable candidate for the 1964 Republican presidential nomination. The lllmois governor made his comment about Rockefeller at a news conference at which he said he would support a proposed return to a unanimity rule for adoption of resolutions. The present rule requires a two-thirds vote. Like most of the other Democratic governors, Kerner expressed fear that the conference would be wrecked unless the rule is changed. He recalled last year's conference, at which a Southern fiUibuster broke up a Rockefeller-led attempt to get a civil rights resolution adopted. "I think the conference is more important than any individual," Kerner said. He added that he thought it was "unfortunate" for anyone to use the conference "as a political platform." Asked if he thought Rockefeller was doing so, he answered: "I thmk that's the logical'con- clusion." At the same time, Kerner said he would support Rockefeller's civil rights resolution if it should come before the conference. He also promised to support any civil rights resolution circulated out side the formal sessions. Douglas loses suit against Northrop Co. LOS ANGELES (UPD—Douglas Aircraft C^. has lost its $1,975,509 damage suit against Northrop Aircraft Co. over the in-flight collision of two planes over suburban Pacouna in 1957. A Superior Court Jury of seven women and five men Friday rejected Douglas' suit over the collision of a Northrop F98 jet fighter and a Douglas DC7B transport plane. The Jan. 31, 1957 crash cost the lives of eight persons, including three pupils at Pacoima Junior High School. Another 67 youngsters were injured. HOLLYWOOD (UPI) -Herbert Hill, national labor secretary for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, said today he was "very pleased" with progress toward integrating the motion pictures and television fields. Hill expressed his optimism following a negotiating session Friday with George Flaherty, international vice president of the International Association of Theatrical and Stage Employes, and business representatives of 22 other craft unions. Flaherty agreed to a formula which HiU said could be a major breakthrough toward integrating motion pictures and television. The union negotiator accepted a proposal from the NAACP that producers be urged to hire an ad Progress made NAACP pleased with film, TV integration ditional man—a Negro—on every technical crew. However, Ford Motor Co. was faced with the prospect of a "selective buying" campaign by Negroes unless the "Hazel" television series employed Negroes in its technical crew this fall. Negro leaders announced at a press conference before the Hill- FJaherty negotiating session that the "Hazel" show was the first target in a campaign against discrimination in Hollywood — but they flatly refused to term the action a boycott. Besides television shows, the NAACP said any motion picture going into production after the date for assembling "Hazel's" crew must aho have integrated technical crews or face theater picketing in 48 major cities. Brown undecidecf on Catal'ma fishing bill SACRAMENTO (UPD- Gov. Edmund G. Brown Friday heard testimony on the merits and demerits of a suddenly controversial bill to increase commercial fishing around Santa Catalina Island. Afterwards, the governor said he had not decided whether to sign the measure and "may not act until next Tuesday." But he added it was sometimes "very difficult" to veto a bill that had been passed by the legislature. The measure wauld permit purse and round haul nets to be used in taking sardines, mackerel and bluefm tuna in an area previously closed to commercial fishing. The site is an eight-mile strip on the eastern end of the island adjacent to a district that already is open to commercial fishing. The waters off the inland side of the island are closed to commercial interests. The bill's author. Assemblyman Vincent Thomas, D - San Pedro, said Southern California commercial anglers needed new fishing grounds. Thomas t o 1 d the governor the measure breezed through the legislature with comparative ease, and was supported by the California Wildlife Federation, The Department (if Fish and Game, and the California Federation of Labor. But Brown said he had received 1,134 letters against the measure and only lo for it. Malcolm J. Renton, vice presi dent of the Santa Catalina Island Co., said "If we don't protect the fishing in this area now there might not be any within 10 to 15 years." A spokesman for the Avalon Park and Recreation Commission said the waters were the prime fishing grounds for marlin and lhat reduction of mackerel could affect the larger game fish., Referendum on Fair Housing law studied SAN MATEO (UPI) -Attorneys for the California Real Estate Association are working on the possibility of forcmg a statewide referendum of the state's new fau: housuig law, L.H. Wilson, president of the organization, announced Friday. Wilson said his association would contmue to fight fair hous uig legislation on the grounds it grants special privileges to minorities. The law was signed Friday by governor Edmund Brown. It prohibits racial or religious discrun- ination in sales or rentals of the majority of public housing and about 65 per cent of prvate housing. Wilson said the measure is "a special privilege bill and erosion of property rights." Agreement in sight says Khrusliciiev By HENRY SHAPIRO United Press International MOSCOW (UPD—Premier Nikita Khrushchev declared tonight that "agreement is in sight" on the signing of a partial nuclear test ban accord by the Soviet Union, the United States and Britain. Speaking at a Kremlin reception after a new meeting of the three-power JI o s c o w nuclear talks, Khrushchev said: "The talks are going well. No obstacles have been encountered so far. If they conUnue as they have so far, agreement is in sight." Authoritative diplomatic sources said earlier that U.S., British and Soviet negotiators, encouraged by Khrushchev's new peace offers, had made continued progress in the sbith session of the nuclear negotiations today. The sources said the atmosphere at the negotiating session reflected the ah- of optimism contained in Khrushchev's major Kremlin speech Friday. High-level U.S., British and Soviet negotiators, the sources said, were putting finishing touches on a draft treaty that would ban nuclear tests in outer space, underwater and in the atmosphere. There were expectations in iiloscow that the treaty might be ready for mitialmg next week. U.S. Undersecretary of State W. Averell Harriman, Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko and British Science Mmister Lord Hailsham wound up the first week of their talks with a one- hour and 40 mmute meeting today in the lt9h Century Spirido- novka Palace here. Khrushchev took the lid of secrecy off the talks Friday, indicating that a partial test ban treaty was virtually a foregone conclusion. His willingness to seek a settlement with the West was in marked contrast to his bitter hostility toward Communist China, still formally Russia's ally. He went far beyond the cautiously worded official com muniques and said flatly that tests in the air, outer space, and under water would be banned "unless the Americans and British change their positions." Notes Stumbling Block At the same time, he said a ban on underground nuclear tests was not in the offing for the moment because of Western insistence on on-site inspections to check suspected violations. Guard held for giving prisoners night off WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (UPD—Police arrested a county stockade guard Friday night on charges he gave inmates all-night liberty with the promise they return to jail by dawn. Guard Fred Strout was charged with accepting bribes and held in lieu of 55,000 bond. Sheriff's department investigator Larry Yates said Strout was arrested when deputies caught two stockade inmates walking into a bar Friday night. Police said they learned of the incidents from an informer. Yates said when Strout was confronted by police and the inmates, he admitted accepting money from stockade trustees and giving them a night on the town. Yates said as many as four inmates had been released during a night, but added all the prisoners had lived up to their end of the bargain and returned to their cells by dawn. Troops ready to block Negro demonstrations CAMBRffiGE, Md. (UPD—Ne gro leaders said today they will resume integration demonstrations in this little Chesapeake Bay fisWng town tonight and the National Guard said they would be stopped. The racial strife moved toward a new climax as about 450 additional National Guard troops, including some guerriUa-tJrained were ready for action. Negroes asked for permission to demonstrate, but it was turned down by guard officers who have banned such action as part of the L'mited martial law imposed to keep order in the city, "They turned in a written request that they be permitted to demonstrate," said Brig. Gen. George Gelslon, head of the guard units. "We cannot agree to any demonstrations in the town of C^bridge under present condi- tiwis." Ships collide in fog, 30 lose lives QUEBEC CITY (UPD-A 527- foot ore carrier with 40 men aboard sank today in the St. Lawrence River after colliding in fog with a small freighter. At least 30 crewmen were believed to have lost their lives. Quebec provuicial police said 10 bodies had been recovered from the water at the scene of the tragedy, 40 miles east of here, and 10 men were known to have survived. Six of the survivors were reported hospitalized and four were uninjured. Police said the collision of the 12,863 - ton ore carrier Tritonica and the 454-foot, 6,153-ton Roon- agh Head, both British owned, occurred at 3 a.m. EDT. They said the Tritonica's crew, most of whom were sleeping, had only four minutes to abandon ship before the vessel sank. The survivors were picked up by the Roonagh Head, whose hull was split in the collision, and were later transferred to a rescue ship. The Roonagh Head's captam assessed the damage at dawn, then headed his ship back to Quebec slowly without assistance. Provincial pohce said no injuries were reported aboard the Roonagh Head. The freighter was taking water, but the ship's pumps were able to cope with the bilge water, it was reported. The St. LawTence Channel is 13 miles wide at Petit Riviere St. Francois, the shore village nearest the scene. It is part of the St. Lawrence Seaway system and is one of the busiest commercial sea routes in the world. Brown to fly to governors meet in Miami SACRAMENTO (UPI) - Gov. Edmund G. Brown was scheduled to leave for the national governor's conference in Miami, Fla., today and return Tuesday for what he hoped would be the end of the special session of the 1963 legislature. Brown said he would sign the controversial bank and corporations tax speed up bill and other tax reform measures when he returns to the capitol Tuesday mom- mg. When he does, it could remove the last block m the way of passage of the state budget augmentation bill. Senate Republicans have blocked the bill in protest of the bank and corporation bill, but with Brown's signature on the measure hopes of stoppmg it would be gone. Over the w e e k e n d." Brown said, "members of the legislature who are holding out against increases, local school aid, scholarships, mental health programs, crippled children's clinics and other services will have a chance to discuss these thmgs with the people in their home districts." Brown said he could not sign the tax measures before he left because they must be engrossed. Some railroad fact finders to continue effort WASHINGTON (UPD - Some members of President Kennedy's fact-finding commiltee plan today to continue efforts to promote a settlement of the railroad dispute. Kennedy will submit recommendations to Congress Monday for legislation to avert a nationwide rail strike if there is no agreement by that tune. Informed sources said Labor Secretary W. Willard Wirtz and other members of the six-manpan- el would make intensive efforts during the weekend to find a compromise solution so Congress would not have to act. George Meany, AFL-CIO president, was reported to have interceded with representatives of five rail unions m an attempt to bring them closer to settlement of the four-year oid dispute over work rules changes. A nationwide rail shutdown could occur July 29 if the carriers put into effect so-called "anti- featherbedduig" rules that would reduce jobs and revamp the pay system for 200,000 train operating workers. The unions have threaten to strike if the changes are made. The President's fact-fmd- uig committee submitted its report to hmi Friday at the \Vhite House. The document will be made public tonight and was said to report both sides were far apart on issues in the dispute. Policeman questioned in burglary TORRANCE (UPI) - For the thu-d time in two weeks, Torrance police today were pitted against one of their own colleagues. A warrant was issued Friday for SgL Ralph A. Walker. 39, a 13-year veteran rated as a model officer now wanted for questioning in a medical builduig burglary that occurred Thursday. The charge came 13 days after the arrest of two other Torrance officers on charges they robbed a dress shop employe as she was about to make a night bank deposit. Eclipse of sun fo be seen across globe By United Press International Astronomically speaking, the moon is a speck of dust. But today, in a rare and beautiful natural show, it will totally eclipse the blazing sun in a 60-miIe-wrde swath across Japan, the Atlantic, Canada and Maine. For most Americans, the ecUpse will be partial. Boston will see the moon "bite" away 9.44 per cent of the sun; the largest bite in Seattle will be 63.3 per cent, and the extent of the blot will diminish to about 50 per cent in the southern United States. In Mexico City, the moon will cover only 7.6 per cent of the sun. Atop Maine's 1,530 foot Cadillac Mountain, the highest point on the Eastern Seaboard, a small army of astronomers — twenty teams — is perched with equipment to view the phenomenon. Child born in February Marlon Brando served wifh paternity suit SANTA MONICA (UPD—AUmg Marlon Brando has been served with a paternity suit charging he fathered the daughter of a Philippine dancer, Marie Cui. The 39-year-old actor was served papers in the suit Friday by private detective William Lowe as he lay in a bed at St. John's Hospital recuperatuig from a kidney- bladder uifection. Lowe said he served the papers, including an order for Brando to show cause why he should not pay $775 monthly temporary support for the child, Maya Gabriella Cui Brando, bom last Feb. 27 in Manila. Neither Brando nor his spokesmen were available for comment. Brando e n t e r e d the hospital earUer this week and was de scribed by his doctor as a "very sick man." His condition today was reported "improving," although his temperature remained above normal. He underwent tests Friday. The paternity suit was filed yesterday in Santa Monica Superior Court by attorney Bernard B. Cohen. A hearing was scheduled Aug. 1 before Judge Edward Brand. The suit claimed that Miss Cui lived for a time in Los Angeles, where she knew Brando. It claimed that after Miss Cui became pregnant, Brando referred her to his doctor in nearby Beverly Hills. But Miss Cui said in tlie suit, the actor refused to see her after the baby was bom. May get death penalty Navy man found guilty in second spy trial NEW YORK (UPI) - Navy Yeoman IC. Nelson C. Drununond was found guilty Friday night in his second espionage trial of criminally conspiring to pass military documents to the Soviet Union. His conviction by the federal court jury of 10 men and two women may bring a maximum penalty of death. Judge Thomas F. Murphy scheduled sentencing for Aug. 10. However, the panel failed to agree after ahnost 12 hours of deliberations on a second charge brought against the 34-year-old sailor. JIurphy planned to hear motions on the charge July 30. That count charged Drummond Kidnap, rape story false police claim THOUSAND OAKS (UPI) —A mother of four who told a harrowing tale of kidnap and rape while detained in a mountain cabin four days has been arrested on suspicion of filmg a false report. Police Friday night booked Mrs. Sylvia May Wilson of Canoga Park, following a day-long investigation of her story. She claimed she was tied nude to a bed in the cabm and raped once. Mrs. Wilson told authorities she was freed Friday by the tall, silent kidnaper, who allegedly released her on U.S. 101 near Decker Road at the Ventura-Los Angeles County line. Her hands were taped and she appeared to be hysterical when found by motorists. PoUce said Dan E. Myerick, 27, a derk, described as the woman's boyfriend, was booked on a charge of conspiracy. The woman told of being knocked unconscious in a Reseda parking lot last Monday and driv en—blindfolded, gagged and bound —to a lonely cabin somewhere in the Ventura County mountains. with the specific overt act of at- temptuig to give six naval documents to two members of the Soviet United Nations delegation last Sept. 28 outside a diner in Larchmont, N.Y. where FBI agents arrested him. The defendant's first trial ended m a hung jury on May 23. Under cross-examination in the latest trial, Drummond estimated that he was paid between $20,000 and $24,000 by Russian agents since he began workmg for them in 1957 or 1958 while stationed in London. He also admitted making 32 trips from the Newport, R.I., naval base to New York to deliver various documents, which he claimed were declassified and thus of no value to an enemy. Asst. U.S. Atty. Vincent Broderick charged the information he gave the Russian spies was classified, or secret, and included details of electronic equipment on U.S. ships that would be "extremely helpful" to the Soviets. Broderick said it was too early to say what action the government would take on the second count He said he considered it "most imusual" that the jury was permitted to make a verdict on the basis of only one of the two charges against Drummond. Smoker sues Tobacco Co. SAN FRANCISCO (UPI) - The American Tobacco Co. today faced a $1.05 million damage suit in which a Nova to, Calif., man charges that Lucky Strike cigarettes caused him to develop throat cancer. Norman Buchanan, 48. said in the suit filed in U.S. District Court here Friday that the company had knowmgly put "unwholesome, deleterious, harmful, irritating and carcmogenic ingredients" in t>.e cigarettes. He is now under medical treatment for cancer.