Independent from Long Beach, California on February 25, 1969 · Page 1
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ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEES PICKED --Story on Page A-2 HE S-l 141 --Classified No. HE 2-5959 INDEPENDENT WEATHER Showers--chance of a few heavy ones- continuing today and tonight. Gusty winds at times. Variable clouds Wednesday with chance of few showers. High today 60, overnight low 48. Complete weather, Page C-U. 36 PAGES LONG BEACH. CALIFORNIA. TUESDAY. FEBRUARY 25. 1969 VOL. 32, NO. 40 HOME EDITION--lOc Washouts, Mudslides Rout Thousands Nixon's Pledges 432-3451 Praised ACT/ON LINE is your service, solving your problems, getting your answers, cutting red tape and standing up /or your rights. To get action, write ACTION LINE, Box 230, Long Beach. Calif. .90801. or dial 432-3451 between .9 a.m. and I p.m.. or .T p.m. and .9 p.m.. Monday through Friday. Question;; In he. answered arc selected /or /heir general interest ami helpfulness. Wanderer Q. My husband is a patient at the Long Beach Veterans 'Hospital. Through him. I met a 78-year-old man who has a rare bone disease. The man has been in the VA hospital for 3D years and must remain in a Actionline «--^zfit-- GRAFFITI by Lcary wheel chair. Can you help me obtain the loan of a Volkswagen bus, so a friend and I can lake him on a sightseeing outing? D.G., Long Beach. A. Your 78-year-old friend had a happy day, thanks to the generosity of Lakewood Motors, 5815 E. South St., Lakewood, and Wilfred Kraetzer, the general manager. Solitary Confinement Q. I s ' R u d o l f Hess s t i l l alive? How many men who were tried at Nuremberg and scut to Spandau Prison remain there? M.R., Midway City. A. Rudolf Hess, Hitler's one-time third in command, is still in prison at Spandau, the only prisoner remaining in the 660-man institution. West German taxpayers are spending $200,000 a year to keep the Spandau Prison open, making Hess the world's most expensive prisoner. The six other Nazis imprisoned in Spandau either have served their terms or have been released because of ill health. As of 1959, Britain, France and the United States had released all of their Nazi prisoners of war. Of the 22 men tried at Nuremberg, Martin Bormann, who was tried in absentia, is the only possible escapee.. He was reportedly killed in street fighting in Germany while attempting to escape from Berlin in 1945. In 1954 he was declared legally dead but rumors still flourish that he is alive and living in South America. The Nuremberg Tribunal sentenced him to death. First F«/m7y Vacti q. How t a l l are President Richard M. Nixon and his wife, PaL? K.S., Long Beach. A. The 37th President of the United States stands 5 feet 11'/z inches tall and weights about 175 pounds. He is 56 years old. The new Kirst Lady, also 56, is 5 feet 5'/j inches tall and still is a slim size 10. Puzzled Q. Can ACTION LINE give us the answer to this puzzle? The circles represent doors in a structure, and the lines, walls. The problem is to draw a continuous line which will go through each of the doors once. The line can cross itself but can not cut through walls or go through any door more than once. You can start cither inside or outside. A.R., Long Beach, and others. A. We give up. Here's the problem. Can any readers solve it? -- ..-...^., ) ( r\_ ) ( -- -- -- t^--- ) ( ^ n ) ( -- n -- ) c Tardy Toys Q. In October, I sent S3 and six Post Raisin Bran proof-of-purchase seals to Dinky Toys, P.O. Box 3064, Kankakee, 111. 1 was supposed to get three scale model cars. I wanted the cars as a Christmas present for my grandson, but have never received them. How can I get a refund? A.M., Lakewood. A. ACTION LINE talked with Mary Nctzcl of the promotion department of General Foods Corp. in Kan- ctionline kakcc, 111. She promised that you would receive a refund. She explained that there was such a demand for (Me cars, the company had to reorder. The cars arc made in England and shipped to the United Slates. The shipments have been slow, and those that have arrived have been tied up because of a dock strike, she said. Senators Applaud Plans for Talks Willi NATO, Rnss Combined News Services President Nixon won bipartisan s it p p o r t of Senate leaders Monday in his plans to negotiate w i t h the Russians on many i s s u e s a n d h i s pledge to consult NATO allies before and during talks. Senate D e m o c r a t i c . Leader Mike Mansfield of Montana said Nixon's statement at the beginning of his eight-day European trip that he will talk with Soviet leaders in due course and after proper preparations indicated the Republican President is proceeding "on the best possible basis." Senate Republican Leader Everett M. Dirksen of Illinois said in a separate interview that Nixon had made a good approach to Ihe problem of rewelding Western European u n i t y in preparation for f u t u r e negotiations with Moscow. Nixon flew to Britain from Belgium after an- 1 nouncing that the United States will "in due course" open negotiations with the Soviet Union. * # * * THE CHIEF executive, whirling around Europe in eight days to feel the pulses of the A t l a n t i c Alliance, declared he is talking to British Prime Minister Harold Wilson about world affairs, "not just Europe." Nixon said Monday n i g h t the U.S. and Britain have the common means, common communication, and common ideals lo bring about "a durable peace in our lime" for the entire world. Nixon lalkccl for f o u r hours with Wilson at Wilson's official country residence. Chequers. The President's strong words of a revitalized London-Washington marriage were expressed in the context of global affairs such as a summit meeting with the Soviets, a solution to Vietnam and the fires burning in the Arab-Israel Middle East conflict. In Washington. Dirksen expressed hope that the current flareup between England and France over t h e future of Western-nation relations will dissolve as a misunderstanding by the British of President (Continued Page A-6, Col. 2) ROAD WASHOUTS WERE COMMON AS STORM-SWOLLEN STREAMS BECOME RIVERS Santiago Canyon Road Near Silverado Cutoff Was Among Central Damage Areas In Orange Cornty -Slall Photo hy KENT HENDERSON Mariner 6 Court Upholds Course' to Mars CAPE KENNEDY l/?i-America's camera-carrying Mariner 6 rocketed on an apparent "perfect" course toward Mars Monday night, aiming for a July 31 rendezvous which could reveal if life can or has existed on that mysterious red planet. "It looks like we're right on target, both in time of arrival and location as we go by the planet." said Harris M. Schur- mcicr. Mariner project manager from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory at Pasadena. Kicking off one of the busiest and most significant weeks in the nation's space history, the windmill-shaped craft blazed away from Cape Kennedy atop a fiery Atlas-Centaur rocket at 5:29 p.m. PST. IT WAS the first of three space missions scheduled this week, "and ·we have started off with what we think is a perfect launch," said Robert H. Gray, launch director for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Kennedy Space Center. The three Apollo 9 astronauts are to begin a 10-day earth orbital flight Friday, and a weather satellite will he orbited Wednesday. Studenti Rights WASHINGTON M -- The Supreme Court told public school officials Monday they cannot prevent pupils from peaceful advocating at their schools causes which may be unpopular with the officials. The court held 7 to 2 court held 7 to thai unless officials can show that the pupil's remarks, demonstration or protest are h u r t i n g others or interfering with orderly classroom procedure he is as free as an a d u l t to speak up. "In our system," wrote Justice Aim Fortas for the majority, "state-operated schools may not be en- daves of t o t a l i t a r i a n i s m . School officials do not. possess absolute a u t h o r i t y over t h e i r students. "Students in schools as well as out of school are 'persons' under our Constitution. They are pos sessed of f u n d a m e n t a l rights which the slate must respect, just as they themselves must respect their obligations to the states." THE DECISION undercut school officials in DCS Moines, Iowa, who had ruled three teen-agers Never neglect, an opportunity Lo make another person happy--ovun i/ you hove to let. him alone to ilo il. State Senate approves resolution to discipline students in all grades for disorders. Page A-7. could not wear black a r m bands at school in protest of the Vietnam war. Justices Hugo I.. Black and John Marshall Marian dissented. Black, speaking from the bench as the decision was announced declared: "I have always had tho idea t h a t the schools were 10 educate children and not children t o educate teachers: but that seems io be an out-of-date concept." * V * V HARLAN, in a terse dissent, found no evidence of bad faith by officials in ruling out the armbands. The ruling involved public schools at the elementary-secondary level and while it might conceivably be applied in some cases of dissent at colleges, it did not appear to be gen- crally applicable there due lo widely d i f f e r i n g level systems under which higher i n s t i t u t i o n s are operated. Fnrias said no 'disturbances or disorder 1 ; oc- (Continued Page A-7, Col. 3) Ike Making a Smooth Recovery WASHINGTON l/Pl -Former President Eisenhower progressed smoothly iMonday toward recovery from high-risk abdominal surgery to remove an intestinal obstruction. The five-star general look small sips of water and his life signs--pulse, blood pressure, breathing, and temperature -- remained stable, officials at Walter Reed Army Hospital announced. "Gen. Eisenhower's post- o p e r a t i v e convalescence continues very smoothly." Brig. Gen. Frederic .1 Hughes Jr., hospital commander, announced at 5:25 p.m. EST. ]S hours after completion o f s u r g e r y which doctors believe probably saved the general's life. BUT ARMY doctors -- m i n d f u l of their patient's 78 years and history of seven heart attacks--said Eisenhower "will have to be watched especially carefully during the next two weeks." The former president, who was near death last August from his most recent heart attack, underwent 2 hours and 20 minutes of surgery late Sunday night for the removal of scar tissue that was blocking I h e passage of food through the intestine. Rain's End Forecast by Toniolit By STAN LEPPARD Staff Writer S o u l h e r n California was a soggy mass Monday night as unrelenting rain spawned death, disaster and new emergencies by the hour. In the mountains il was slcci and snow, tnippina hikers and campers and A group of Long Beach area residents and their children were rescued Monday from snowbound Angelus Crest Christian Camp near La Crcscenta. Thirty- two adults and 48 children were evacuated by a sheriff's department r e s c u e team. They had gone to the camp Friday as part of a family activities program of Long Beach Chapter 52, Parents Without Partners Inc. r u l l i n g off hamlets from t lie rest of the world. In the lowlands it all came clown water, in areas t h a t could stand no more water. Thousands of families were evacuated from homes in Los Angeles. Or- ai.ge,. Riverside and Vent u r a Counties as floods and carthslides struck with deadly swiftness. In Uie immediate Los Angeles city area the continued downpour caused slides, flooding, the wreckage of hillside homes and the breakup and closure of streets. -t * * IN LONG BEACH, the rainfall total for this point in the fiscal year broke all existing records with an inundation of 19.74 inches since .Ian. 1. The average of the entire year in downtown Long Beach is 13 inches. The new storm has dumped 3.65 inches here since Saturday. The tragedy wns compounded t h r o u g h o u t the Southland area by a con- t i n u i n g scries of death and injury-dealing traffic accidents on freeways and surface streets. The U.S. Weather Bureau said the current rain is expected to let up late today -- but more is expected by Friday. Four t e e n - a g e B o y Scouts and their adult leader are missing since Saturday in the mountains, with heavy snow hindering the search around the rugged Big Bear Lake area of the San Bernardino Mountains. * V V * AN ESTIMATED 4,00(1 persons were evacuated from homes in Santa Paula, Ventura County, after (Continued Page A-6, Col. 1) TORTURED LAKEWOOD VET Bucher Calms Sobbing Chief INSIDH INDEPENDENT Combined News Services A short, pudgy Navy veteran -- who was forced to strip naked and crawl on a prison floor while North Korean soldiers kicked him -- broke down and cried Monday before the court of inquiry into the seizure of the intelligence ship Pueblo. At one point, Chief En- gincman Monroe 0. Goldman, 37, of Lakewood seemed unable to continue, tears streaking down his cheeks. "I'm proud of what Caplain Bucher went through with us there, and he did bring us home," blurted Goldman, as the court excused him. Cmdr. Lloyd Bucher rose, put his arm around the shoulder of the 18-year Navy veteran, and walked with him from the room. Goldman, o r i g i n a l l y from Little Rock, Ark., was one of six enlisted men summoned to testify Monday on the conduct of the crew during captivity in North Korea. All were questioned in detail about violations of the U.S. code of conduct for prisoners of war. Goldman. father of three children, who now lives at 4109 Autry Ave., Lakewood, appeared calm through most of his 40 minutes of testimony. His emotions overcame him without warning when Bucher's civilian attorney E. Miles Harvey, asked Goldman if his captors knew be had served in Ihe Korean War. "Yes." Goldman said, wiping his eyes. When Harvey asked whether the Koreans did anything about, i t , Goldman could not go on. Ear- lier he had lold, how he was beaten half an hour for refusing to fill out a ques tionnairc on orders from his guards. GOLDMAN said he absorbed a harsher beating near the end of his 11 months captivity when the Communists found he had made an obscene gesture in a propaganda photograph. Thr N o r t h K m e a n were furious, "I lold t h r n i il was ihc Hawaiian good luck sign and they lold (Continued Page A-fi, Col. t) m · SPECIAL TODAY: Although it p.iys as much as 521,500 a year, it's just a parttime job. Page B-l. · ANGRY OUTBURST by Sirhan. Page A-3. · AQUANAUT'S AUTOPSY reveals death from carbon dioxide poisoning. Page A-3. · THE SENTINEL redeployment fight. Page A--I. · S.F. STATE teachers end strike. Page A-7. · CHP TO TEST steam cars. Page A-10. Amusements . . . .B-5 Classified C-ll Comics C-6 Editorial R-2 Features B-,1 Financial C-8, 9 L.A.C B-2 Obituaries C-ll Robeson B-3 Shipping C-ll Sports C-l--5 Television C-10 Vital Statistics .C-ll Women B-6, 7 · COMING TOMORROW: The sign on the clothes closet read: "Open for Business."

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