Independent from Long Beach, California on February 1, 1960 · Page 1
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Long Beach, California
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Monday, February 1, 1960
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FEATURES INDEX Amusements .. A-B L.A.C. Says... A-2 Classified . . . . C-5 Pearson . . . . . . 11-4 Comics . . . . B-», 7 Radio-TV . . . .C-10 Death Notices C-4 Sports C-l, 3 Editorial B-4 Women . . . . B-2,3 Indeoendent The Southland's M Finest Morning Newspaper Phone HE 5-1161 --Classified No. HE 2-5959 26 PAGES LONG BEACH 12, CALIFORNIA, MONDAY. FEBRUARY I, I960 VOL. 22 -- NO. 56 WEATHER Considerable cloudiness morning hours. Partly sunny afternoons today and Tuesday. Little change in temperature. High today, 61. Complete weather report on Page A-2. HOME EDITION -- IDs '**) . " » » , 3." Two Die as Plane Tears Top Off Car, Falls in Compton CHARRED, TWISTED WRECKAGE OF DEATH PLANE RESTS WITHIN 50 FEET OF STORE BUILDINGS Russ Test of Missile Reported WASHINGTON ( U P I ) -Russia apparently fired another of its giiiiu test missiles n e a r l y a third-of-the-way around the world and into the Pacific Sunday. The Defense Department reported thai at about noon (EST) the crew of a U.S. Navy plane spotted an object entering the atmosphere and falling into a Pacific area .set aside by the Russians for rocket testing. IT WAS "PRESUMED," the department said, that ttic object was a rocket similar to the one with which the Russians opened their Pacific test program Jan. 20. No official announcement of the Jan. 20 shot was made in Moscow until the following day. And it was nine days before Soviet newspapers re ported it. 53 Trapped Motorist Perishes in Japanese { n Aircraft Wreck Mine Blast SAPPORO, Japan, Monday (UPI)--Fifty-three coal miners were entombed half a mile below the surface today when a gas explosion crumbled the shaft. Would-be rescuers were hampered by the danger of fire and more explosions. There were 65 miners in the shaft at the time of the explosion. Three managed to scramble to safety immediately. Eight, all sligntly injured, fought their way out before daybreak. Another made it at mid-morning. It was the second major mining disaster w i t h i n the past 10 days. Four hundred forty miners were trapped at Coalbrook, South Africa, Jan. 21 and still have 1 not been rescued. It was also the second major accident at the Yubari mines, in 1938. 160 miners were trapped and killed. Two persons were killed Sunday when the student pilot of a light plane apparently suffered a heart attack after taking off from Compton Airport and his craft crashed into an automobile entering the parking lot of a busy shopping center. --Pholo by Dcwcy Tally PLANE'S LANDING GEAR RIPPED OFF TOP OF CAR, FATALLY INJURING THE DRIVER .Dead are the pilot, H. Arthur Greenman, 48, of Los Angeles, and the only occupant of the car, Bost Fulcher, 65, of 1217 S. Keene Ave., Compton. H u n d r e d s o f persons watched as the Piper Cub circled over the shopping e tor at Center Avu. and Al dra Blvd., swept back over the west end of the airfield and then struck a power line over the shopping center. :! ::· :!l * THE PLANE spiraled into the car driven by Fulcher, tore off the top of the vehicle with its landing gear, zoomed across Central Ave. a n d crashed within 50 feet of a cluster of small stores. The plane burst into flames. Across the Nation U.S. to Give Poles $40 Million WASHINGTON (AP)--The United States is about to give Poland '10 million dollars more in economic aid--the third such installment in the past eight months, it was revealed Sunday. At the same time, the Polish Communist regime is reported nearly ready p arce l Rates Go U| to sign an agreement compensating I Americans for property seized in Poland immediately after World War II. Settlement of t h i s problem would be another major step toward improving U. S. relations with the government of Wladyslaw Gomulka. Socialite Si rang] eel ~ COLUMBUS, Miss. (UPI)--A beautiful blond socialite mother was found strangled to death in the garage of her home Sunday by her husband and four children when they r e t u r n e d from church. A u t h o r i t i e s said it appeared that Mrs. Irvin Tate, 32, "might have surprised someone in thc garage." A coat hanger was twisted about her nerk, along with a black scarf she customarily wore on her head. Tate, 32. owner of a business equipment, firm, said the children went into (he house while he sat in the car with one of his salesmen. He .said one of the children came out screaming t h a t "something has happened to mother." B«al Sinks, 4 Drown KODIAK, Alaska M 1 )--Thc 90-foot Seattle fishing'boat Fearless, struggling to port with a load of king crab, sank in a heavy gale and b'lizzard near here Sunday. The four men aboard were lost. Drowned were Capt. Orville Sandvik, about 48, Seattle; Clyde Welcome, about 48, Anacorles, Wash.; Howard Bcnner, about SO,' Bellingham, Wash., and Peter Wolkoff, Jr., about 22, a native of Kodiak Island. WASHINGTON Iff) -- The cost of mailing parcel post packages goes up an average 17.2 per cent beginning today. The increases on fourth-class mail, which includes catalogues as well as parcels, will bring the government an estimated 88 m i l l i o n dollars a year. The h i p, h e r rates were authori'/ed by the Interstate C o m m e r c e C o m m i s s i o n Oct. 20 upon the plea of Postmaster General A r t h u r E.Summerfield.Hc said t h e i n c r e a s e s were justified to reduce the Summerfield deficit on this class of service. Unlike all other classes of mail, on which Congress must approve thc rates, the law permits Summerfield to go to the ICC for parcel-post rate increases. MacArlhur Heller NEW YORK (UPI)--Gen. Douglas MacArthur, who turned 80 last week, was pronounced improved bul still in serious condition Sunday after two days of hospital treatment for a uro- logical condition. A specialist treating the hero of two world wars and the Korean conflict said a f t e r consultations with two other doctors that MacArthur would have io remain i» Lenox Hill Hospital for at. least two more weeks and possibly longer. Surgery is not being contemplated at present, officials said. 1 Firemen had to use an acetylene torch to remove Greenman's body from the charred and twisted wreckage. The mangled top of the car w a s found b e n e a t h t h e wreckage of the plane. The landing gear of the aircraft tore free and fell near the automobile, police said. *'· ·'.'· # '.= GREENMAN, WHO had two hours of solo flying, had rented the plane from Compton Air College at the airport and taken off on a solo flight, according to Vaughn Price, flying school director. Another pilot, La Velle Allen, of 5049 Hersholt Ave., Lakewood, said Grcenman's plane passed directly beneath his craft just before the crash and he saw the pilot with his liead thrown back, apparently unconscious. RELATIVES SAID Greenman had been rejected because of high blood pressure when he volunteered for the Air Force in World War II, but they said they knew of no history of heart trouble. Fulcher still was conscious when taken to Las Campanas Hospital. He died 15 minutes later. Police suid the crash would be investigated by the Federal Aviation Agency. Long Beach police Sunday night arrested J6 combatants irmed with tire tools and jeer can openers on Rose Ave. north of Pacific Coast Highway. Sixteen persons, including four women and two juvenile :oys, were seized by police on the dark deadend street where the fighters apparently liad gathered by agreement. Police said the trouble apparently stemmed from one group's aversion to mannish clothing worn by the women and an alleged accusation that two of the women had attempted to "work over" a youth Saturday night. * :·: .; : : POLICE SAID many other possible participants disappeared when police ordered the group to disperse. The others offered "mild resistance," police said. Each of the sixteen was booked for investigation of riot and held in lieu of $525 bail. None liad posted bond Sunday night. Red-Hot Lava Covers 1,400 Hawaii Acres HONOLULU (XPl -- The few buildings left in Kapoho Village on the Island of Hawaii appeared doomed Sunday as red-hot creeping lava sol fire to the 50th building in the little settlement. Its 300 evacuated residents, augmented by hundreds of tourists, watched helplessly as the fiery river from Kilauca volcano reached a store and seared .it until it burst into flames. The lava flow -- most of which has gone into the sea, nevertheless has covered 1,400 acres in the IS-day-old crup lion, said Don Richler, geo logist with the Volcano Observatory near Kilauca. DEEP-SEA e x p l o r e r AuguslePicc.ird fears radioactive waste buried deep in ocean could contaminate water around globe. Page C-4. in Court Today The confessed killers of Leonard Moore face murder I'liiirges ' n Los Ccrrilos Municipal Court today--ironically--only one block from where funeral services for the slain Jordan High School honor student are being held. Police Seize Youth 's Killers 16 in L.B. Street Row Charles Gordon Lindstrom of Paramount and Robert Fulmer of Arlcsia, 19-year-old ITS A'O PLACE FOR THINKING dope addicts, will be into the Bellflower court at 10253 E. Flower St. for a preliminary hearing on a series of charges including Moore's murder. Several hundred feet away Preacher Hawkins accompanied WM to court to see Uncle Eb Shyster, the family "L a wyers sure are im- lawyer in action during ,lhe Dr. Ginch in White's Funeral Home,|. ln( j c a r o l 9003 E. Flower St., last rites Is w c c t h o f f for the 17-year-old Lakewood murder trial, boy will be held at 2 p.m. Moore was killed Wednes- imorai. sail 'day night during an attempt- thc good clcr . ed robbery of a Lalicwood gyman later. dairy store where he worked j "How do you mean?" asked after school as a clerk. Lind-|WM. Strom and Fulmer were ar-! "Every time some witness rested Friday and confessed is about to tell the t r u t h one early Saturday morning. of them lawyers object." Rock Slope Maroons Dr. Pauling BJG SUR (UPI) -- Nobel prize-winning chemist Dr. Linus Pauling was rescued unharmed Sunday from a rock-strewn cliff where he had kept up his courage through a 23-hour ordeal by talking to himself in French, German and Italian. Pauling, 58, was suffering from exposure and fright, but otherwise was in good condition when he was rescued. "1 was afraid to move," he told his rescuers. "I decided to just wait it out. I knew 1 would be found in time." The outspoken critic of nuclear-bomb tests was huddled among the loose rocks on the steep slope about 500 feet above the pounding surf, unable to go either up or down the slope. "TO KEEP awake, I gave a little lecture to the surf on the nature of chemical bonds. I recited the periodic table of the elements. And when I thought I had run out of material, I ran over Mohs scale of hardening minerals and counted in some languages I know -- French, German and Italian," Pauling said. The search for the noted scientist was started Saturday night after Pauling's wife, Eva Helen, told authorities ha left home on foot about 10 a.m. and failed to return at suppertime. He was found about 9:4!) a.m. Sunday by Sheriff's It. Edward Thornburg and Terry Ctirrenco, 26, of Pacific Grove, a volunteer rescuer. The two helped Pauling walk up the hill to safety. PAULING TOLD Thornburg that some time between dusk and 10 p.m. Saturday, two searchers passed within 150 yards of him. He said he .saw their flashlights and heard them call out, but that they apparently did not hoar his cries in reply. Thornburg added: "lie was scared of the drop which was not sheer, but was plenty steep. We put warm coats on him, gave him hot coffee and got him moving and pretty soon he regained his confidence." Thornburg s a i d Pauling was looking over his property for landmarks and "was fol- HOT COFFEE fortifies Nobel pri/.c winner Linus Pauling at spot where he was lowing a kind of a deer trail found Sunday by rescue p a r t y alor.g rugged Big Sur coastline.--(AP) when it just, gave out."

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