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r FEATURES INDEX ; Amuscmenta ...B- Markets ......B-13 " ClwIHcd C-4 Pe»non A-10 ComlM B-10 :JUdkWTV C-U · Death Notlws. .C-4 : Mhlpplnt, Guldfl O4 Editorial A-10, Sports C-l, 3 IntldeOtlt B-l M'omwt B - 2 , 4 . , Phone HE 5-1161 -- CUnlfled No. HE 2-5959 The Southland's Finest Morning Newspaper BO PASES , ',, ++ick · LONG BEACH 12, CALIF., FRIDAY, MAY 17, 1957 : : ' VOL 19 --NO. 261 " WEATHER Mostly sunny today a n d Saturday, with k . , liur low clouds and local t«r dortour tfce Blffct *s»f ·arly mornlnc boon. Uttto cluac* la tempera- ' . tun* Todays expected Nth temperature, ·tout ·,, « degreet. Thur.day'i hif fc, M| low, fit. ; , . . / . ' HOME EDITION- j S I · J T x T¥7 : 1 lides Into Wei Senators Told Beck Paid Back $370,000 STUNNED BUT THE TEARS COME Tragic aftermath of tornado that ripped and tore little Sllverton, Tex., Into a twisted mass Thursday night was this visit of three unidentified survivors to the wreckage of what was a few hours before a well-loved haven fflr their family. A Red Cross worker stands In the background as the women weep. The tornado struck without warning after a heavy rain had started. Hours later, survivors were still stunned by the enormity of their losses and the suddenness of disaster, leaving many dead and Injured.--(AP Wlrephoto.) . . . Rockies Hit by Blizzard., Rivers Rise A marling blizzard dumped tip to two feet of snow across the central Rocky Mountains Thursday as northern Oklahoma braced against flood threats and one Texas c o m m u n i t y counted the dead after the season's worst tornado. . . . , v, At least 23 died as a result of the weather. . The Far West and the northeast e n j o y e d fair weather. Thunderstorms drenched scat lered areas from the northern plains Into .the Great Lakes region. . . . . * ' / ' · · · · » · '.-'" - ' ' THE SNOWSTORM, hittinj hardest at Colorado and Wyo- mlng, was termed the worst May blizzard in seven yean In that area. It snarled traffic In V.I.P.'s LAMPOONED Dreams of Golf ', It Seems WASHINGTON (UP)-- Vice President Richard M Nixon and other top officials saw themselves lampooned Thursday night In a show which pictured women running cities and sent rivers out ol their banks. Monarch pass, where U, S. SO crosses the Continental Divide, had 24 Inches of new snow, and taveland and Berthoud Passei on U. S. Highway 6 and U. S, 40, weit of Denver, each reported n foot and a halt as the fall continued. Above-freezing temperatures raused a rapid heavy snowfall. runoff of the and Colorado highway official! Warned of the possibility of snow and rock (Continued on Page A-4, Col. 3) the, country instead of them. Nixon and his wife, Pat, were annual stunt party of the Women'i National Press Club. Women reporters donned grease-paint and costumes and, with the help of ;he Marine Band, showed what l a p p e n c d when a psycho- ocl'ally-confused girl named 'Dwlghta Elsenhower" dreamed she was president with a Presl- dent with a Cabinet of women. Dwlghta's dreams Include Vicky Nixon, measuring' the White House to see If It suits her; Happy-Happy K. Stassen, "the only sword.swallower who ever got knifed," and the "Inimitable Wilsons." with Charlie the "original India rubber man Sid Caesar LosesNBG Contract NEW YORK inn-Television with his ratings dropped Thursday dawn, by the Na --twist him any way you like and he can still put his foot In his mouth." , . , . ' To the tune of "I Dreamed,' Dwlghta's insistent. "Shermeen Adams," sang this song: . "She dreamed that the t 'With all the country in her power , "And her summit had the nicest "She conga-fil on the Columbine "While heading (or a tunny clime "A little gol/inp makes her feel like new. . . ." . Secretary of State John Fos (Continued on Page A-2, Col. 5) AN ATOMIC reactor wftlch loafs along producing only enough energy to operate a flashlight, then In a flash zooms output to equal momen- tarll the power production of Grand Coulee Dam has been unveiled In Idaho, Page A-17. . PRODUCTION g o - a h e a d has been ordered on the new guided missile, with an estimated speed of 1,650 miles an hour and a 200-300-mile range. --Page A-8. , Again ' Delay Atom Test tlonal Broadcasting Co. The master of "sophisticated' comedy that some believed was too hlgh-levi'l for a mass audl cnce lost a ratting war to the champagne music of Lawrence Welk, an ascending star on ABC-TV. In an announcement made Jointly with NBC, Caesar said his assoclaUon with the network over the last nine years had LAS VEGAS. Nev. (UN-Unfavorable wind conditions which would have resulted In a radioactive fallout over the Las Vegas »"» CAESAR area Thursday led the Atomic '.: Footloose for Fall Energy Commlislon to postpone for the second consecutive dayjbeen both "enjoyable and fruit- the first atomic test of tho'ful." ' ' I U.S. Failure in Hungary Revolt Hit WASHINGTON iun»--A House Foreign A f f a i r s Committee study group accused the admin Istratlon Thursday of breeding "Iniecurlty, distrust and fear" It Europe by not aiding Hungary's freedom fighters last fall. The lawmakers said In i sharply-worded r e p o r t tha E l s e n h o w e r admlnlstratlqn's failure to use the revolt to break Russia's grip on captive Eastern European* wnn "the'lost opportunity of our generation." The report also said the ad ministration's failure to back up words "by action" gave "corn- tort to the enemy" and resulted In a weakening of the NATO alliance. THE STUDY mission, headed by Rep. Edna F. Kelly (D-N.Y.), reported on a 12-day trip tc France, Austria, Germany ant England. The report was signed by Mrs. Kelly and Reps. Ant)' stead I. Selden (D-Ala,). Frank M. Coffin (D-Mc.) and Alvln M. Bentley (R-Mlch.l. Rep. James G. Fulton (R-Pa.) refused to sign. He said'"every action was taken by the admin stratlon that could have been aken with respect to the Hun* ;arlnn situation under the var able circumstances." The majority report said no ne expected the United States o send troops or weapons Into Hungary, BUDAPEST W -- Fourteen Hungarians charged with tak- ng part In antl-Rusilan riots ast October were sentenced to death Thursday In Budapest's tfunlclpal Court. One had to be irought from a prison hospital o hear his fate. Four others, In- ludlng a woman, were sen Teamster emes He Will Quit WASHINGTON UD.-Senate racket* Investigator! were tolc Thunday that Teamiteri President Dave Beck hat repaid $370,000 to the union and that an audit li being made to lee how much he actually took. The teitlmony wai given by Teamiten bookkeeper Donald McDonald shortly after Beck told reporter! he had just made, another $100,000 payment to the union. Beck also declared that "positively" hai no plant to resign his union post, The Teamstera boss ' then cooled his heeli while the cony mlttee built up a 14polnt caie deilgned to show that Beck "took" most of the money he owed the teamsters rather than "borrowed" It, ai he claims. - When Beck finally wai sum moned to-the wltnesi chair, he Invoked the protection of the Fifth Amendment agalnit self- Incrlmlnatlon on every one of the polnnts raised by the committee. He had used the amendment a total of 144 tlmei during two previous appearancei before the committee. · · * · · AS BECK wai allowed to itep down after Invoking the Fifth Amendment more than times, chairman John L. 200 Me- Clellan of the Senate rackets committee said Congrew hai a duty "to protect union members from such rascality a* has been ihown here," The Arkansas Democrat, hli voice sometimes rising In anger, also served notice on the Team- stem high command that the eyes of the nation will be upon It to "tee what action it will take to clean Iti own house." When Beck tried to interrupt with a question, McClellan told ilm sternly! "You llstnn don't talk hack to me." · · · · - ·- BECK, heavily sunburned and apparently full of bounce when ie began his third-round appearance before the committee, seemed to wilt. "Yes sir." he replied meekly. The 14.polnt committee brief Continued on Page A-4, Col. 1) I U U I I I a r v u i i i n i i , TTCIC BV.»- , _ enced to life Imprisonment. : IMoIlet raCCS Attack ATTVM PTS b " Mendes-France Al 1 Uinr * 3 { PAWS un _ Former ' Pre HO SHOWWAKM mler Plerre Mendes-Frsnce M.VJjn\jn rr SlM\in . touched SUNNY NATVRE »· unie tjuim J. nsiA u jus i __ off a, drive Thursday sunny spring-summer series. If the weather permits, bomb will now be detonated at 5:05 a.m. (pdt) Saturday. LA.C SAYS:. The Amazing World Ai w» r«ad prediction* of. th» amarlng thin?! to cam* In th» fulur*, wo wondtr U they will b» mor* · amazing than thosw w* have Mm in our llUtlm*. W* hav» MMI th* · automobil* d«v«lop«d, alrplanw · fly for th* lint tint*, ·Uctrldly us»d in virtually ·vary -. horn*, radioi. t*Uvi*lon and atomic rn»rgy driving a ; ·ubmatlnsi for a year on'tht pow»r g»n»raltd by an .' ·rlomlc device no larger than a light bulb. But we ' are told thl* 1* but the beginning oi auch miracles. In ' the April Reader'* Digest the future i* seen as fel-, low* by- David SamoiL head oi Radio Corporation ol ' America: - . . ' . . . . · - · , . · ··· · . , .;..-?· "A *ing)e atomic battery that will give a house ; all the electricity neceuory for many yean--evenlu* ' ' ' ' (Continued on Page A-10) . , - ····--.·--·,·'; After doping out today's fore and warm, the WM shuffled through t h e pile of appllca lions for t h e Job of assistant WM. Seems as li every meteorologist In the country wants to come to the Southland, the unseat Premier and his cabinet on Mollet a series of Warm NBC said It was ending his the 10-year contract Immediately, Caesar's last BO-mlnute Saturday night stint for NBC will be on May 25. The show carried a heavy weekly budget of $115,000. . -.4 CAESAR was the latest In a long string of comics to get the ax In the network swing toward westerns and musicals. Others who have fallen by the wayside Include Milton Berle, Red Buttons, Martha R/iye, Jack Paar, Robert Q. Lewis and Jimmy Durante. NBC said It would fill half of the Caesar hour neiit fall with a musical show starring singer Glsele MacKcnzle, The abrupt cancellation of his Workman Burned WM thought. One application In particular--from the/hill coun try--caught his eye, . The questionnaire form had asked, "Do you owe any back house rent?" An the applicant's reply was: "No, sir; we've got modern plumbing." contract left Caesar footloose . for the fall season. A spokesman In for the comic said Caesar hoped to return on another show this fall . , . · ' · ' · · "·. CAESAR'S difficultly In the all-Important rating battle began last winter when he began losing ground to the folksle TV approach of Welk. Caesar also slipped at tlmei behind CBS- TV'n "Oh Susanna" and "Hey Jeannle." . LOS i,000 ANGELES (UK) -- An Inglewood man suffered bums about the hands and face Thursday after fire broke out at the Pervo Paint Co. while he and another employee were pumping paint thinner into a 3,000-gallon varnish tank, The Injured man was Identified an Clifford Hughes. ,45. Damage to the 'paint company was estimated at $750,000. foreign and domestic Issues. Parallel ? Hole May? Save Lad| Kathy Fiscus Case .'* Recalled as Oxygen · Keeps Boy, 7, Alive/ MANORVILLE, N. Y./ Friday (UP)--A 7-year-old boy was trapped 25 feet underground today after ha fell Into a narrow well whlla playing. · , Rescuers worked cautiously la . :helr race against time to save Ittle Benjamin Hooper Jr. They said they thought it would be. a.m. KDT before they could reach the child. About five and one half houn · after the boy's ordeal began he was unconscious but still breath- ng. - · * · · · * HUNDREDS of firemen, po; Icemen, Civil Defense worker*; nd volunteers and about 1000 · pectators converged on the scene shortly after the boy fall nto the 18-Inch eating at 8:30 p.m. EOT Thursday. , . .; Under the glare of Improvised searchlights, they worked -with · desperation to dig · paralle) shaft In the sandy soil, hoping o prevent a death-dealing civc- n before they could tunnel under the hole where Benjamin ay. They used heavy timber* nd 2x8 boards to shore up the asy-slldlng soil, · · · ^ · v - ', THE BIO HOLE WAS dug y Benjamin's father, who left he boy alone for a few minutes. The youth and a friend started o play a game, leaping over the ole and past a line on the other ide, when Benjamin fell In. · The Incident was similar to ic one eight years ago when . athy FI«cus tumbled down'* 00-foot well In San Marino, Calif. After -53 hours of frantic Igglng, rescue workers found he little girt dead. The youth's companion quick- brought rescuers to the scene. Municipal water rate Increases that will add 70 when the beam of a flaihllght cents to the average domestic consumer's monthly bill was trained Into the darkness ot effective Aug. 1 were approved In principle Thursday, the well, all that was visible WM 'LET ME LEAP'' " ·'·''" '-' n-.'.\ ;.?V ,. A puckish grin lights up the face of Ronnie Flowers, '.'· who hangs on tight to his big frog "Dynamite" he's entered In the 30th annual Jumping frog Jubilee to-. day at Angels Camp. Ronnie's prize entry seems rarln 1 to go. The Jubilee commemorates Mark Twain's fable about the "Jumping Frog of Gala- · veras County." More than 500 frogs are entered Including 15 from foreign countries--(AP Photo.) Cost of L.B. Water to Go Up 70 Cents bv the Board of Water Commissioners In adopting a $0,140,536 budget for next fiscal year. The revised rates are designed to Increase revenue from water cent because the present meter sales by 27.1 per cent to $3,* service charge of 60 cents will 542,895, Steepest boosts on ajbe left unchanged, percentage bails will apply to consumption In higher, brackets. For the average domestic cu»- tomer using 1,400. cubic feet m o n t h l y , the new bill will amount, to $3.96 compared with the present average of $3.26, General Manager Brennan S. Thomas of the Water Dept. estimated, · · · · · THE ACTUAL rate Increase In this bracket will be 26.3 per cent but the addition to the bill will amount to only 21.5 -- per W a t e r Commissioners who voted approval after a week's study of the budget said the higher rate schedule Is necessary because of the general trend of rising costs both for pflyrqll and non-personnel i pcndltures. The proposed rate revisions are: For the first 5,000 cubic feet of water consumed from 19 to (Continued on Page A-3, Col. 2 U O' - · ' · pi -'^ -·'· · ' -| .h. to surrender r ..' ' " . . , ' · " . * . . - ' · . , ' - · · ' for Trial by Japanese 'TOKYO (HE)--U. S. military authorities In an unprecedented action Thursday agreed to surrender an American soldier to a Japanese court for trial on a manslaughter charge. The charge was bated on the accidental shooting of a Japa nese woman who was on a U.S. firing range when killed by a blank mortar shell fired as a warning to Japanese civilians to leave the area. The soldier who fired the mortar was SP, 3-C William S. Glrard. of Ottawa, 111. Th« Incident, which occurred on the Camp Weir firing range last Jan. 30, aroused Intense feeling In Japan. Japanese au- ihorltles demanded that Glrard M charged with msnslaugnter, · · · · ' THE DECISION to surrender Qlrard for civilian trial was made by Rear Adm. Mile* H Hubbarti, iccond In command of operations and administration of the. U. S, Far East Command He admitted he was setting a precedent In permitting a U.S serviceman to be tried In a civil court for his actions while on duty at a N. S, military base. , One American officer who refused permission to use hit name told United Press, "Glrard won't have a chance with that Japanese jury," . A U.S, embassy official here said It would be "worth my Job to be quoted," said he thought the American action "stinks." "We apparently consider the man expendable," he declared. · * * * . 8. AMBASSADOR Douglas MacArthur II laid he had been kept "fully Informed" of the action, but added he was In no position to approve or disapprove, Many U. S. military offlcen said the .woman had no business Derrick crew. Others stood by on an American firing range at rea[ ]y to help In case of a c«v»- any time. They said she anil other civilians were stealing scrap metal for sale and were aware of the danger Involved. · · · · · , HUBBABD SAID the official military petition still was that Glrard wat on duty and under orders when the woman was In' Jured fatally and therefore not subject to Japanese trial. However, he said, after days of conferences between Japanese and U, S. officials the military command decided to release Glrard to the Japanese because of the "Interpretation of conditions" of tha administration agreement betwien the two countries. · · the boy's coat which had flipped over his head. 'If you're alive, raise your hand," the rescuers-called. Young Hooper raised his hand. ^ · · · · · . THAT WAS THE signal for a rescue operation such as trill . little community of 500 persons ' had seldom. If ever, seen. Flood- , lights were e r e c t e d and an earth-scooping d e r r i c k was brought In to begin th* task of digging a 24x24-foot pit about 23 feet deep. The rescue crew striving P save the Hooper boy braved the , possibility of a cave-In 'to dig the hole Just beside the well'' casing. Oxygen was pumped ( down the pipe. Young Hooper, resuscitated by the oxygen, b e g a n screaming ; and yelling as the operations be'. ' gan but seemed to calm down when his friend, Fireman George · Georglsh, took a place at -tl» ' entrance of the pipe and called ^ down encouraging words to him. Later, they reported, he lapsed Into unconsciousness. . . - . · · · · · - · - - . . BECAUSE OF THE threat of a cave-In, only four or five men worked at a time, under careful ·; upervlilon, digging with shoveta , to supplement the work of the v State police, joined police apd ,'lremert from Center Morlch*)!, East port. Rlverhead and Patch, ogue In the rescue effort. · £ The pipe Into which the,boy fell was being driven Into the ground to form a well on tl» senior Hooper's property. Fpf. · tunately there was no water n It. 'Copter Crashes*.,:.: SAN DIEGO UE -- Three Navy flier* suffered minor In- urie* Thunday when their icllcopter crashed Inte the ocean off San Dle«o,.the-Ntvy reported. . · - · · . ' 5

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