Independent from Long Beach, California on February 10, 1958 · Page 8
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Independent from Long Beach, California · Page 8

Long Beach, California
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Monday, February 10, 1958
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Pag* A-8-1NDEPENDENT edit., *U.., F»k. 10, 1MI DEATH STOPPED SHORT Fred Gerken, 67, narrowly escaped death Sunday when an .airplane which carried three men to their deaths, and critically injured .a fourth, stopped 10 feet short of him as he picked irises in a field near his home.--(Staff Photo.) Plane Crash Near Torrance Kills 3 (Continued From Page A-l.) was disintegrated by the impact. Death ing with Mr. and Mrs. Burt Pendergast, of 1507 W. 7th St. from 'the skies narrowly missed Gerken, 67, who was picking flowers in the fieid when the plane came to earth about 10 feet Irom him. His invalid wife, Elsa, arid a nurse, Mrs: Florence Mosier, were in the house, -but were unharmed. ·* * * * CKOMP's body and the engine of the plane were hurled abojg: 100 feet south of the plant's fuselage, the other three were all strapped to their seats In the main part of the wreck- " d.XJLJJ.iA/^lu.1 AtJ o.t o. .kjcu-Aa- San Pedro, a business associate mento hospital said two of of Hughes and friends Cromp. Kurhes' survivors include his to amputate them. The boy, son " vv ,, I -S T3.... /*· T*T/vnrmr rtf Cam»n_ wife, Margaret. He was the age. Dye was dazed and. walked France Reprimanded for Raid , _ _ _ i_i_j f.e ·'t-^^inlaeraA can/»_ TTrnnnh. residents. jfrOm nV'PC- (Continued From Page A-l.P and wounded :were-lying everywhere. State- i Department officials earlier had deplored'the French raid as. shocking and' fear was expressed the incident .would jiv* the Communists a-, new jpening to make'trouble for the West in strategic North Africa. · * . ' » . * * · . ' · THOSE OFFICIAI-S in the department concerned with U.S. jolicy toward the area had worked through the weekend to keep track of. the tension juilding. up over the attack. ulles was kept fully informed. There was no immediate indication of what other action the J.S. government might "take to show Bourguiba and.his .people that they can. count on sym- jathy and friendship in the Western'world. The United States seemed ; intensify its efforts to get some kind of better basic understanding between' P a-* i s and Tunis which, officials said, would have two purposes: 1. -Minimize French use of 'hot pursuit", in .chasing Algerian rebels across the border nto Tunisia.- 3. Tighten up Tunisian regu- ations and control measures in VITAL TO NATO as a-kind-of "privileged sane-French residents. Jrom any tuary" when French military taliatory. attacks.. ._ . · . _ - i-L--i Tunisian authorities cut off all telephone and. telegraph pressures become too great. Student Losers 2 Fingers in Rocket Blast SACRAMENTO UK--A 13- year-old junior high school student was injured 'Sunday as he and a playmate readied a homemade rocket for an unsupervised launching. Police said the "boy, Michael Newey, and a companion were stuffing matchheads into a rocket fashioned from a metal cylinder when the contraption exploded. * * » * ATTENDANTS at a .Sacra- Pointer on map" "locates. Bizerte, NATO navfcl base. President of Tunisia, demanded Sunday' that French give the base up. His a c t i o n f o l l o w e d French air raid on village of Sakiet Sidi Youssef 7 underlined on map. order-'to ; 'reduce rebel movements between the two lands., As 'authorities here understand the situation, the rebels fighting the French in Algeria make use of Tunisian territory DIP' L O MATIC informants c o m m u n i c a t i o n s between repeated 1 to. Dulles the French view, that'the =raid was'a reprisal.: for Algerian raids on French troops', from inside Tunisia,,and' 7 that-the. French had considerable/provocation. . -. . Alphand also,-was .understood to have asserted that the French did not aim at the village 1 "but at antiaircraft 'emplacements and other military targQts. T U N I S , Tunisia (EH--National- Guard troops threw barricades around Tunis Sunday to prevent anti-French riots by Tunisians 1 angered, by a.'French bombing attach. : - A. wave of anger that 'could affect Tunisia's relations with the .Western world 1 swept the country as funeral services were held for 72 of the victims of the aerial attack on Sakiet Sidi Youssef. ": » « » · WHILE TUNISIAN troops barricaded streets and highways around the capital with stone and cment-bag barriers, armed patrols, circulated in the European s e c t i o n t o protect Tunis' and country. Armed guards were posted, on' roads leading 1 -from Trench bases .to prevent 'troops :roni leaving -their posts.. .. A' general protest strike was expected today. .-UNITED. NATIONS,OLE)--Tunisia -'announced'- Sun. day night that it will demand United Nations Security Council action against France for the bombing of a Tunisian town. Tunisian Ambassador Mongi Slim flew from -his post, in Washington to deliver a strong protest. to,U.N. Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold against the incident. -"My government and myself," Slim, told newsmen after seeing Hammarskjold, "feel that it was an'act 'of aggression which was premeditated and which is contrary - to the obligations- of i charter of the U.N." of young Newey's fingers were so badly mangled it was necessary around until Gerken and others advised him to sit down. Gerken drove a half-mile to the Walteria Fire Station to report the incident. Meanwhile, others who heard the crash called police. Dye, who was making his first flight, told police the pilot made-two left turns after the takeoff and suddenly exclaimed "We are running into a sand pit"'just before the crash. A-large sand pit is located justlwest of the Gerkin home. » » * * FRIENDS of the victims said they, had planned to leave at 4 a.m. Sunday, but had delayed their-departure four hours because of the fog. .Tliey were apparently under the impression the f urneral was set for Sunday, but it is scheduled; for 11 a.m. today. Meritt, who has been an ordained minister of the Foursquare Church for two years, knew Jennings in Nebraska. Hughes, a friend of Cromp, was going along for the ride. The dense fog and the isolated location of the crash hin dere'd. authorities in reaching the scene. Cromp, owner of 2 service stations, had been flying three years' and purchased the plane last month. He was unmarried. * * * * "MERITT is survived by his wife, Leora and two children, Kelly in, 4, and Debra, 2 The- family, here to attend a church convention, were stay- EXTRA LARGE, Small, Narrow, Wide Feet? owner of a San Pedro refrigeration service. Dye has a wife, Erline, and two children. 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