Independent from Long Beach, California on April 2, 1962 · Page 1
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FEATURES INDEX Amusements .. A-9 LA.C. A-2 Classified C-4 Radlo-Tv ....C-IO s\ Comics B-7 Shipping A-7 Death Notices .B-3 Sports C-l Editorial B-2 Women ... .B-4, 5 Phon. HE 5.1161 -- Clojiifled No. HE 2-5959 The Southland's Jm Finest Morning Newspaper ** 28 PAGES LONG BEACH'|2. CALIFORNIA. MONDAY. APRIL 2. 1962 VOL24-NO. 186 WEATHER Low clouds night, morning. Hazy sunihln* In afternoon. High about 63. Complete weather on Pag* C-l. HOME EDUION-- I Oc Alamitos Jockey Kills Wife, Self WRECKAGE OF BRIDGE is shown after flood waters of the Big Sioux River caused the north span to col- · lapse Sunday. The double-strand bridge connecting Sioux City, Iowa, with South Dakota had been in · -use only five months. Bus Strike Hinges on Union Vote Members of Division 1277 of the Amalgamated Trans portation Workers U n i o n began meeting at 2 a.m. today to decide if buses will run in Long Beach this morning. The union, with 217 mem' bcrs in its local division, was cated west of this major voting at the Labor Temple on an l l t h - h o u r company offer made late Friday night at the end of a 10-hour bar gaining session between the ATWU and the Long Beach Motor Bus Co. · · L A S T THURSDAY, the union's membership rejected by a 3-to-l vote n company offer of a 16-cent across-the- board wage boost. The union had asked changes In pension and vacation provisions in addition to the money increase. Although details of the new company offer were not vulged, federal conciliator Jules Mcdoff called it "a substantial i m p r o v e m e n t " over the offer turned down by Thursday. that was the union Flood Collapses Sioux City Bridge SIOUX CITY, Iowa OVv--Anleastbound section of the twin interstate highway system bridge connecting Iowa and South Dakota, its supports eroded by swirling flood waters, collapsed into the Big Sioux River Sunday. The $350.000 span is !· 38 Deaths in 3 Days on Highways · r Uniltd Prtlt tnlrrnjT'cfial Multi-death t r a f f i c accidents plagued California highways during the wrkcnd, killing at least 23 persons. Single-fatality a c c i d e n t s 'way. was completed in 1959,1 drought the overall total In span for fear it too would fall. The southermost strand was reported buckling. No traffic was on the section that collapsed. The bridge, two lanes Ciich stockyards city which is paring for its second flood crest in three days, this one on the Big Sioux. Officials expected the river, which was rising at a steady clip o crest slightly below the I960 lop of 23.5 feet. The situation, according to emergency jcontrol headquarters, "looks relatively good" In this city of 89,000. No serious flooding was reported elsewhere in the state, which has counted three flood-connected deaths in the last week. Several other rivers were still on the rise, however. The westbound portion of the divided roadway bridge carrying Interstate 29 dropped into the bloated river about 5 a.m. Officials closed the but kept closed to traffic nn til late last year when a 68 mile segment of 29 was com plcted between Onawa. Iowa, and Junction City. S.D. Two National Guard com panics, some 250 men were on duty along the Big Sioux in the city's Riverside Park area. During the night they hauled san'dbags from trie cist 'side, where the Floyd River was controlled early Friday, to meet the new threat from the Big Sioux. AT HEIGHT of Berlin crisis one U.S. battalion had only unusable tanks available. Story Page A-5. Across the Nation Boston Transit Men Back on Johs BOSTON (DPI)--Strikers agreed Sunday night to return to work on the state-seized Boston transit system which had faced possible operation by the National Guard to restore service to 700,000 daily commuters. Settlement of the two-day walkout against the Metropolitan Transit Authority came when some 4,000 carmen's union members agreed to start operating the far-flung system on a compromise timetable. Union President Michael J. Gormlcy reported the membership was 100 per cent behind Maj. Gen. Otis M. Whitney, the s t a tc insurance commissioner, named by Gov. John A. Volpe to operate' the MTA after it was seized by the state early Sunday. Strike Halls Airline LOS ANGELES (UPI)--Operations of Mexicans Airlines in the United States and Mexico were halted Sunday by a strike of pilots seeking a pay Increase. Juan Matutc, regional manager for Mexicans Airlines in Los Angeles, said the pilots sought a $1 million annual increase in wages which could not be granted at this tim» because of the serious economic crimes the airline his undergone during the past 18 months. Mexicana flights from Los Angeles, Dallas, Tex., and Chicago to four cities in Mexico -- Mazallan. Puerto Vcllarta, Guadalajara and Mexico City -- were halted by the strike. Rescued From Ledge SAN DIMAS (CNS) -- Two Covina women and a 12-year-old boy were rescued unharmed Sunday from a ledge in rugged terrain in Angeles National Forest. They were Mrs. Shirley Pierce. 3fi. her son. Robert, 12. iml his grandmother, Mrs. Anna Benson, C9. Air Crash Kills 5 JELLICO, Tcnn. (/T--A twin-engine plane crashed and burned in the Cumberland Mountains neaV here Sunday, killing five persons. The victims were: James J. Clemens. 30, of Norridge, 111.; Elmer Szantay, 4fi, Marie Szantay. 13, and Elizabeth Szantay, 70. all of Chicago, and S. Wayne Wcigcr, no address. fe RELIGIOUS DISPUTE Mrs. Evelvn Gaillot, preiidcnt of a pro-segregation proup in New Orleans, reported Sunday she was threatened with excommunication by her Roman Catholic archbishop because of her ..land on integration. r..o.--. iVrro A 7. {at least 3S. Twenty-one of the victims were under 22 years old, in eluding four tccnap.c girl: who died in a high-sprr d joy riding collision late Sunday near Livcrmorc. On Sunday, six yourg men died in a flaming, ncad-on collision near Modesto. . ' · - · * - . · * · : . ~_ FOUR PERSONS died in Sunday crash at Riverside and three were killed Satur day in a collision near Yrcki. Killed near Livcrmoro were D o r o t h y Zaro, 16, Nancy Boilmcll, 10, Roberta Mont gomcry. 15, all of Livtrmore, and Mary Jane Killgorc, ap proximatcly 1C. Tracy. Killed in the M o d e s t o crash were Frank Rocha, 21, and Darryl Borgcs, 21. both of Gustinc, and Jako Green, 17. Sherman Lee Frizzcll. 18, Darrcll Smith. 17, and Allen Berry. 1C. all of Modesto. The bodies of the four Modesto boys were burned so badly that identification was delayed. THE RIVERSIDE c r a s h killed three members of one family and the driver of the car in which they were rid ing. Police said the driver, John Agncw, 29, appirently fell asleep. His car struck an abutment. The pasrengcrs were Thomas dc Lny, his wife and their d a u g h t e r , June. All were of Riverside. The three who died near Yrcka Sunday were Harold Bird, 43, of Edgewood, Jerry Fiesphanmc.l, 73, of Edgewood, and Wendell franklin Page, 21. of Weed. 3 in Car Witness Tragedy Uy BILL HUNTER A widely-known quarter- horse jockey shot his wife to death Sunday and then killed himself in the back scat of a (car carrying their infant son and three other adults. The bullets that killed the woman passed within inches of their son she was hupping, the eye witnesses said. Jackie Myers. 24. of 1055 Olive Ave., one of the top ·riders at Los Alamitos race course, and his wife. Ruby, 18, I were dead on arrival at St. (Mary's Hospital at about 0:30 p.m. · * * * MYERS HAD been served Sunday with divorce papers in an action brought by liis wife, friends of the couple said. The slaying was committed in Orange County near the race track and Myers turned the gun on himself almost in front of Long Beach Stale College as the car sped, at his command, to Long Beach Police Headquarters. Jockey Herman Moore, 19, and his wife, Doris, 23, both of R32 E. 20th St.. and track groom Wilton Predium, 21, who'lives at track quarters, were witnesses to both deaths. * * *._ * DETECTIVES said a .38 caliber revolver with all five cartridges expended was at the feet of Myers. Moore said the couple had Boy Survives 250-Ft. Fall Down Cliff Gary Clinton Smith, 19, of El Monte, who Saturday tumbled 250 feet down the rough face of a cliff at Bluff Cove, Palos Vcrdcs, walked smiling out of Little Company of Mary Hospital Sunday noon with a bandage on his head--and no major injuries. The hospital reported he was kept under observation after g e t t i n g scalp cuts tended, but was released Sunday noon to go home. Young Smith's fall came while he and a group of other youths, a m o n g them his brother Kenneth, 17, were running down a steep path toward the beach. County lifeguards found him lying dazed and bleeding nn the rocks below and worked nearly an hour to carry him up the trail on a stretcher. FOUKTI-l'N-.MON'TII-OLl) Jeff Myers ga/es wide-eyed from the arms of Mrs. Doris Moore after the murder-suicide of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jackie Myers of I.ong Beach. The infant was in the arms of his mother when she was shot three times at point-blank range in the rear seat of an automobile by her husband, a well-known quarter horse jockey. Hiss Feels Nixon Nasserite Book Clears Him NEW YORK i/li--Alficr Hiss said Sunday night hoj (Continued Page A-7. Col. 3) nnpc( | a statement made in a new book by Richard M. Riots Erupt Over Syria Wife Slays Mate, SeK at Loniita LOMITA--A housewife who accused her husband of leading a double life shot and killed him early Sunday and then shot and killed herself, sheriff's detectives reported. The husband, Carl Austin Brisscy. 39. a tool and die maker, of 2054 W. 2-12nd St., was dead on arrival at Bay Harbor Hospital. The wife, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Brissey, 44, died at the hospital three hours later. Detectives said she had fired three bullets into her face and « fourth into her abdomen. · · * · SHERIFFS deputies were called to the home by firiv scy's daughter by a previous marriage, Carol Brisscy, 14, who had been awakened at 5 a.m. by the shots. The Brisseys were found on their bed. A rifle lay nearby. Mrs. Brisscy left notes indicating she believed her husband to.have been unfaithful. Nixon would clear him of perjury charges that sent him mciRUT. Lebanon /r -to prison. But a spokesman for Nixon said in l.os An- Pro-Nasser civilians rcported- gclcs the statement in the book was in error. Hiss expressed "elation" at the statement -- that F B I jagcnts had Hiss' old type writer, a central factor in the sensational trial more than a decade ago. However, the former vice president's c h i e f researcher said the statement was the result of a researcher's error and "slipped by" when Nixon was checking the manuscript. * » · * MXON waVthc chief con grcssional investigator of Hiss. In 1950, Hiss, then a State Department official, was convicted of perjury for denying he passed government .secrets to confessed Soviet spy courier Whittakcr Chambers. The Nixon statement which Hiss hopes will vindicate him was first cited in an article by Fred J. Cook in the current issue of The Nation magazine. Hiss said they were "flat contradictions" of past government contentions. Cook wrote that throughout the trials that led to Hiss' conviction the FBI maintained that it never had possession (Continued Page A-r, Col. 1) 'APKIU'XDOU' A T K K D W A L L BERLIN U1 -- East German border guards played a cynical April Fool joke along the Red Wall dividing Berlin Sunday. At 2 a.m.. West Berlin police saw flashlight signals through n small hole in the brickcd-up window of a house in Bcrnaucr- stras.se. This is a place where many refugees have escaped by jumping to the | sidewalk, in Western tcrri- | tory. Believing someone was signaling an intention to jump. Western police called a fire brigade squad with a rescue net and moved an extra police patrol to the spot- ty battled government troop 1 ; ;in Syria's second city of Aleppo Sunday and demon- straiions against the new Syrian military junta erupted in the- commercial center of Horns. ; The army was reported to have restored order. The outbreak of violence was the first sinro military chiefs overthrew Syria's conscrva- ,tive regime in a bloodless | coup March 2S. I Rcli.ihlc reports reaching | Beirut said at least 5 soldiers were killed in Horns, 100 'miles north of Damascus. Till: FIGHTING b e g a n when supporters of President Ahdel Gamal Nasser of the United Arab R e p u b l i c marched on the Horns town halls carrying placards bear- ling pictures of Nasser. ! The riots in Aleppo, a !cily of more than 350.000 Then two East German |only 2!i miles from the border guards stuck their Turkish border, were in sup- heads through the hole, |nort of the ousted regime of shouting "April. April," the ]President Nazirn El Knudsi German way of saying [and Premier Marouf Dawalibi "April Fool." !--both Aleppo men. BOMBEKS READY TO GO IN ]%l SAC Confirms False Alert OMAHA /D--The Strategic Air Command confirmed Sunday night a report that an erroneous attack alarm at the height of the Berlin crisis last fall sent H-bomb loaded planes rushing to runways at SAC bases all over the world. The spokesman said a story, copyrighted by the Washington Star was correct except on one point. Maj. John J. Oswald of the public Information staff said the alert was on "only a matter of seconds" rather than the "slightly more than four minutes" previously reported. At Colorado Springs, Colo., Col. Sam West, di- rector of public affairs for the complex North American Air Defense command system, said communications failures never have caused a false alert and he knew of no emergency such as reported by the Washington Star. · t · . "WE CONTACTED the Ballistic M i s s i l e Early Warning System at Thule. Greenland," Maj. Oswald said, "and learned it was still there and had not been attacked. A training plane is always in the air near the Arctic warning base. Then we knew it was n communications problem." Oswald said -he could only speak for the SAC. part of the story and references to the Department of Defense and Air Defense Command headquarters at Colorado Springs, Colo., would have to come from spokesmen there. The author of the story, Richard Fryklund. said it was 5 a.m. when lights on a signal board indicated that something had gone wrong with DMEWS. the radar stations designed to delect enemy missiles across the Arctic wastes. · · · « OSWALD SAID officers knew cither there might be an attack, nr there wa« a communications s n a r l t i p Gen. Thomas Power, SAC commander, acted quickly, alerting bases all over the world. This meant planes, which are always prepared for takeoff, got ready. He declined comment on a reference in Fryklund's story th.it "linen to Colorado Springs were found to be dead," thus indicating attack there. SAC confirmed that the malfunction with the electronic signal had been corrected, and that multiple lines providing backup if one or more,of them fail now fnvc been put into separate ch.innrls inMc.id of connecting at one point.

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