Independent from Long Beach, California on March 31, 1962 · Page 1
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Long Beach, California
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Saturday, March 31, 1962
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|j FEATURES INDEX ;j i! ;! ji Amuttmrnti ..A-8 Market ....... D-S j ;! Classified ..... C-3 Radio-TV .. B-«. 7 '. '! Comlci ....... C-2 Shipping ..... C-3 ! Death Notices C-3 Sports ..... U-l, 4 . t The Southland's M Finest Morning Newspaper Phon. HE 5-1 161 -- Cloiiified No. HE 2-5959 32 PAGES LONG BEACH 12. CALIFORNIA, SATURDAY. MARCH 31. 1962 VOL. 2« -- N O . 185 WEATHER Mostly junny. patchy early morning foj or Inw clnudi near coast. High 72. Complete u rather, I'jge II-J. HOWE EDITION-- IOs White Appointed to Supreme 11 i AT TODD SHIPYARDS Missile Ship Blast Hurts 18 * * * * * * * * * * * By Ronr.RT HEARD A gas explosion buckled men and bulkheads aboard the guided-missile frigate USS England in San Pedro's Todd Shipyards Friday afternoon. At least 18 workmen were injured. Nine wcrs admitted to San Pedro Community Hospital. The hull of the $50-million ship, launched March G, was being outfitted at Todd's Pier A for sea duty when, about I p. m., a -(welder's torch touched off pas that liad accumulated during the workmen's lunch period. Three-hundred workers on the ship were taken off immediately. Firemen command- Progress in bargaining to c d hy Battalion Chief Jack President Names All-American Congress, Bar React Favorably New Offer May Avert » Bus Slrike head off a Long Beach bus strike scheduled for Monday appeared to have been made late Friday night, according lo Jules Medoff of the Federal Conciliation Service. After talks that began Friday morning and lasted well into the night between officials of the Long Beach Motor Bus Co. and Division 1277 of] the Amalgamated Transporta Douglass rushed to the scene, but found no fire to extinguish in the aft pumproom where the accident occurred. Several workers were trcit- ed at the shipyard and released. The nine taken by ambulance to the hospital arc: Robert Pcdcrson, 43. of 37G \V. 20th St., San Pedro. TS said: "A substantial ment from the last company offer has been made, and will be submitted to union members for ratification at a meeting at 2 a.m. Monday." THE EAST company offer to which he referred was a IG-ccnt across-the-board wage Crcstwood St., San Pedro. boost. It was rejected by the union's 247 members by a Marian Adams, 50, of 1315 Chestnut Ave., Long Beach. Matis Pina, 40, of 244 E. 127th St.. Los Angeles. Ward Manjum. 53. of 842 1 Alamitos Avc.. Long Beach. Ephrem Moses, 31, of 2118 N. Kccnc, Compton. Jose Palaclos, 57. of 5S2 USS ENGLAND, scene of a terrific gas explosion that hospitalized nine workmen Friday, is shown sliding down the ways at Todd Shipyards in San Pedro March (i a f t e r being christened by Mrs. Clair Fugle. WASHINGTON (UP1)--Deputy Atty. Gen. fiyron K. White, former Rhodes scholar, lawyer and Hall of Fame football player, was chosen by President Kennedy Friday night to succeed Justice Charles F.vans Whittakcr on the Supreme Court. Kennedy said the -14-year-old White, known as Whizzer" during his days as an all-American football player, was picked because his "character, experience and intellectual force qualify him superbly for sen-ice on the nation's highest tribunal." It was President Kennedy's first appointment to the Supreme Court. Immediate congressional re- Auto Kills Boy Near His Home A 7-ycar-old hoy was killed Friday when he ran into the street near his home and was hit hy a car, and a 42-year-old Richard Braun, 20, of Clarinn Drive, Torrancc. tn 1 vote Thursday night.| Charles F- Van Scoy. 53, of and the union called for a M!) Millbury Avc.. La Pucnte. Monday strike. Pcdcrson s u f f e r e d what truck driver was critically injured in a freak acci brought a hookinR | felony hit-run driving. i A n t h o n y fields of JS9I Orange Avc. ;w a s p r o · Inounccd dead State Senate Gets i -j ~t tj jr~» f - ' o n arrival atl'"i)itr '. TO.. Assembly s Budget,y VK r n J l - kiid witnesses / \A By Itll.L I1OYARSKY |sau- the boy f J SACRAMENTO '-Vi--The Assembly's Democratic run in front o f ' lajority, short thr- in Republican votes needed for a car driven Terms of thc new companymnc hospital spokesman de-jj'. , n . s ' sacc sont (; nv . llrowu's SL'.fl-biliinn budget to'""" 1 ' "" °TM n .f e 'V fcr will not be released un- scribed as "a very, very b a d , n a ' P' 1 ^''»£; , , - , , .,., rol ;l , tcm , Us «eorgc McCullough I after thc ratification mect-'fracturc of his right leg." and the Senate Fnd.i\ after t u r n u p luu, -i anLm.u-, n , r ^^ Omrt offer til ing. Medoff said. had threatened Axcnllc - 1 *- The uniomwas in surgery about three lo icvise it. the strike hours. He also suffered cuts "unless an acceptable corn-land burns on his hands, fate. pany offer is made." jncck and chest. His condition The ATWU had asked for was described as "not good." fringe benefits, including' The other eight men had changes in pension and vaca- cuts and burns on their hands, lion provisions, in addition to'faces. necks and chests. Their the wage hike. .'(Continued Page A-4. Col. ,T A few hours after the As I pass the bill Saturday, the As-, 17- \v,\S BELIEVED the action to the choice was favorable. Chairman James O. Eastland, D-Miss., of the Senate Judiciary Committee, which must first clear the appointment, said he thought White would make "an able Supreme Court jusiice." WHITE in Denver. Colo, on a speaking and business trip, said: "I'm very honored that the President would nominate me for the Supreme Court. It's a large undertaking. I shall do my hesi to deserve the confidence the President has shown." Asked whether he considers himself liberal or conservative, he said merely: "I know the ' justices on the court and I hope I can carry my share along with them." The American liar Association rim praised \Vhi'"'« Appointment. It r.aid in a statement t i n t he «-.,iilil In. .1! "credilalile ;:! .MKET IIYHON WIIITi:. former Ali-America foot-" ball player and Rhodes scholar, appointed Friday by President Kennedy as an associate justice of the Supreme Court to succeed Justice Charles F.vans Whittakcr, who is retiring. would be a i ' i i ' : i to the \jsembly to reject it. and tlms' f r ( ) n , ,,( ,| lc clr wcm OVC r scmbly action, the-Senate Fi|turn j^j dispute over to a th( , 1)() . M c cullough nance Committee approved itSjiwo-housc conference commit^ wjtncsst ; s sa j ( i the car own version of the budget and tee. and had amended it into the Assembly; bill. The Senate is expected started on a green traffic sig- v " tcd nal at the Pacific Coast High- Across llw. Nation Carbo Loses Tax Baltic //if Integration NEW ORLEANS (UPI)--Speakers at a citizens council rally Friday night s.lid scheduled desegregation of 15!) Roman Catholic schools in this aica served "the cause of the Communists" and called President Kennedy and Atty. (icn. Robert Kennedy "unsavory men." Lcander II. Perez Sr., a top segregationist, urged fellow Catholics to "take your children out of every parochial school." 2 Taltn $2HJ(H) NEW YORK f/n--The federal government Friday won a tax judgment of more than SI million against Paul J. (Frankie) Carbo, reported onetime underworld king of boxing. Thc judgment handed down by Federal District Judge Gregory Noonan for $1,100,910 covers the years 1941 through 19IG and 1949 through 1952. but thc largest amount is for 1915 taxes. That year, the government contended, Carbu deposited about $300,000 in his personal bank account hut reported only $21,000 in taxable income. Carbo, under sentence for extortion, recently was denied release from Los Angeles County Jail under bail by the U. S. Supreme Court, which ruled that his release might mean danger to prosecution witnesses. Carho is appealing the extortion conviction, based on charges that he and an associate tried to muscle in on the contract of a former welterweight champion. Don Jordin. School Pay to Slop WASHINGTON t.Ti -- The administration moved into the school desegregation issue Friday w i t h a decision to stop payments to certain racially segregated schools. Starting in September 190.!. Secretary of Welfare Abraham A. Ribicoff announced, segregated schools will be declared unsuitable for teaching children living on military bases and thc federal support they now receive for such teaching will be halted. Polaris Di'slruyt'tl CAPE CANAVERAL (.-,V. cr ... ._ .,., C-HIMV/; rant Pobris missile was blown apart .''«' '·'' TM «'«' hy thc range safety officer Friday and Miuie. thc canine, and Mr. E. I... the flaming debris fell harmlessly onto the feline, of Valdosta, Ga.. don't remote palmetto and brush areas of believe in being natural enemies, tho test center. Several brush fires They'd rather nur;le and ho ; d sprouted, but were put out quickly. p.iws. MAJOR differences by the Senate committee in w Department o f Water Rc-j" . , , - , sources research and plannin;:. 1 (Continued Page A-4. (.ol. ,) a provision cutting off state college adrninislrati"'! funds' unless trustees return to Sac-! ramento and SI million to start a new program for the . retarded. , D u r i n g the pc-, jriod, the Assembly Democrat- jic leadership is confident of rounding up thc Republican support necessary for the 54 votes for final passage of the budget. Thc budget session must end Tuesday night. The Assembly budget actually totals $2.SS4,a'!C.249. LYNN. Mass (UPI)--Two stocking, masked bandits, who terrorized 24 persons w i t h a machine gun, robbed a bank of $28,500 here Friday and escaped after a blaring gun battle with policemen. intersection and was ; about in miles per hour. itinued Page A-4. Col. 7) MTA Hikes L.B.-L.A. Bus Fares 'Very Thrilled.? Says Mrs. While Supreme Court r.' t h e U n i t e d States." , . . . . | fly LOLLS C. P.VNOS THE PRESIDENT had s a i d j WASHINGTON i,ri -- The wife of the nation's in announcing his choice t h a t J n e w l y named Supreme Court justice, is a slender blonde the bar;. ronsidcr.-d! wjth- | )rmv|1 ( . V( . S _, | ):i i]j ; , m :, rii | t . , n ,| ; , fr;m |. - White "exceptionally well qualified for the court. sion that she is "very thrilled." .,,, .. , Mrs. Byron R. White says \\ lute, an -.piscopauan. a. . h p r , J( , 1( . r - I(klut ,| L steams. University of Colorado school d.rec.or of the National C,t,- : m u ; t k , ^^ ,,,,, ,,,. ()f ,. m - u ,,,. n W m t e studied pens f,,r Kemiedy Comrn,ttee | t n i i i ,, u , lvr(|i) w , mi; !;|mp ()f |IR . |( , ^ ^ ,,,,,,,,,,,,.,.,, ,,,, i t h e law he knows. j i n / c p'ipil to his d.iughtfr. By BRACKEM1URY Increases in various passenger rates, including an 8-ccnt boost in the fare between Los Angeles and Long Beach, were in liio lfH"i't f i i ' t i u i i i . Aflt r tin election he left his Denver law firm to come tn Wash ingtnn as No. 2 in the Justice Department tinder the 'resident's brother Robert. White would be the young- st member of the court. The next would be Justice Potter Continued Page A-3, Col. 3) | Stearns The Ways and Means Com- voted Friday by the Mctropoli (Continued Page A-8, Col. I) t a n T ran sjt Authority. The action was taken following a heated public hearing in MTA's Los Angeles offices. Chief Engineer I'.. R. Gcrlach told Hie board the rale increases were necessary to meet a $2.0S:!.SOO doficit caused by recent wage increases. The only recommended increase rejected bv the MTA lrd J, ()m . ^ }mh wmll(] e| , min , ltf ,,, t h e spl . cia | 1-County Poker Ban Advanced SACRAMENTO (/Pi --California's Assembly voted Friday night to let Los Angeles County--and only Los Angeles -parlors. reduced r.ito for senior citi' for draw-poker, ()thcr CO-day trial the senior A 70-10-5 vote sent the hi ||!(Conlinucd Page A-4. Col. 4) by Assemblyman George A.I Willson, U-Huntingtcm Park, to the Senate where- its fate is uncertain. Originally, t h ? p i c a s u r e would have permitted t h e sn- Ipervisors of any county, with the consent of t h r voters, to ban commercial draw and lo- hall parlors now licensed by many cities. BUT IT was amended to' apply only to Los Angeles] County to satisfy senators from the. rcrth, who traditionally favor the parlor*. Los Angeles County, especially the city of Garden.!, i t!;e site of many of the larger establishments. Willson toM the Assembly (Continued Page A-S. Col. 3) TllllW HOOKS I'ISII IIA1T: NO CATCH WILKES-BARE. P.I. Ml --A thief broke into the cellar of Michael Winder's home in H i n o v e r township during the ni^ht. Stolen: 4,.")f)0 W i . i r i i v a l u e d a t $120. Winder, a retired coal rniri'.T, said t h e worms ha\e e\:ra v.ilue now. They arc in s f . i u e supply because t!.e gin-.ind has not thawed. T h e tro-it se.ison in ncighl)o:ir,g New York state opens!ay while Pennsylvania's f i s h i n g begins officially in two weeks. ARCHIE MOOHF. knocks out Lavorante in tenth round. Page H - l . I.I/. TAYLOR silent on Eddie Fisher rift. Page A-8. the "I was in high w lioo! then." said Mrs. W h i t e d u r i n g one of *' i ; ' r l r : i f a "' t::as frn:n thc TAKKS MUZAK STOCKTON M'l -- Mrs. A r t h u r C r a w f o r d bowled ;:s usual w i t h h e r c l a s s i c le.igue team -- then gave b i r t h in a d a u g h t e r less tli m four hours Liter. She nut only bowled ie^- ularly throughout her pregnancy--she increased her average by 10 pins to IW. j"' 1 ' -r- i.... ..L..I i . i . _ .ll'l her n o r t h w e s t Washington home p u k i n g up the receiver to arcrp! u!i;;iatu!ations from w e l l - w i s h e r s S!-.i- said h"r f u s t mklir.g her huxbaml was being coniidi-rid as the successor to Justice Charles Evans Whitt a k e r came at 5 p m. One hour Liter she got a call from Pres- iili'nt Kennedy telling her of :e appointment. Tuesday nigh'--when she had expected the b i r t h -she rolled f14, a 205 average. _ . [(Continued Pag "I told thc President we were very ttuilli d ar.d it was a t r e m e n d o u s h.. ·'! C · .inj ·I. 1) .MRS. MYRON' \YIIITK, wife of the new assix-iate justice, i sluwn here in Washington home with their two children, ('lurlcs Hymn. S. Nancy. 1.

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