Independent from Long Beach, California on April 3, 1962 · Page 1
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FEATURES INDEX "1 Amusements .. C-3 Markets C-l J. CUsslfled D-3 Radio-TV ..C-6. 7 Comlct D-2 Shipping D-l | Death Notices .0-6 Sports C-l, 3 Editorial B-l Women ....B-2, 3 { mrtr mair-jT-Tiacn T.TV Tvt.-jj-ymTyi-r-jg-.-a-Tt.-* Independent T/ic Southland's ML Finest Morning Newspaper Phon* HE 5-1161 -- ClouUied No. HE 2-5959 * * 32 PAGES LONG BEACH 12. CALIFORNIA. TUESDAY. APRIL 3. 1962 VOL 24 -- NO. 187 , WEATHER Night and morning low clouds, but mostly sunny In afternoon. High S3. Complete weather on Pige C-7. . HOME EDITION--I0c j^«in.ur»* --A«9Ci*'f* fr-vj W.mholo HUNTER AND THE HUNTED Bugle, 3-month-oId coon dog, and Ring-a-ling, D-month-old coon, are being raised as pals by Richard Galvin, 15, in Miami, Fla. He picked up coon in wilds and fed it with cyedropper until it was big enough to cat. L.B. Doctors Seek Navy Hospital Stall By BEN ZINSER Mxlittl td.t.r Local medical doctors arc seeking to stall Senate approval of a proposed 500-bcd Long Beach Naval Hospital. A Long Beach Medical Association committee has asked Washington officials to check into the city's need for a naval hospital that large. A "disinterested civilian 'tal to care for servicemen 'alone," Capt. Silk asserted. Dr. Wright, himself a Naval Reserve officer, said he went to Washington personally to talk to Navy officials about military medical needs here. The committee's letter went to Sen. Richard B. Russell, survey team" should make the determination, . s a i d D r . Thomas F. Wright, chairman of the armed services medical committee of the medical society. A 500-BED facility, he raid, would be a "large, burcaucra tic structure." Long Beach doesn't need that big of military hospital, he contended. Capt, Francis W. Silk. USN. commanding officer of Long Beach Naval Station, immed lately denied the contention. "We need a 750-bed hospi chairman of t h e Senate Armed Forces Committee, and S e c r e t a r y of D e f e n s e McNamara. It was signed by Dr. ANGELS beat the Dodgers, G-5, in first meeting. Page C-l. L. B. FIRM wins 16-year battle with government red tape. Story B-l. Wright, the -chairman, ant other committee members -Drs. John Bacher, Henry Ward, Henry Bisaccia anc Harold LeBlond. A survey of hospital-bee needs should not be conducted by the Navy, the medical profession or local hospitals, the committee said. Al these may have preconceived Ideas, the letter said. "It should be conducted by a disinterested civilian survey team," the letter suggested. Dr. Wright said that loca doctors do not oppose a nava hospital. "I don't know how this word got around in Wash ington -- but it did." Dr Wright said. "WE OPPOSE a 750 bed 01 a 500-bed hospital." he con tinucd. "A 350-bcd hospital should (Continued Page A-2, Col. 3 /Icross the Nation House OKs Vet Pay Increase WASHINGTON OW--The House Monday passed by a 3-J5-0 vote a bill providing cost of living increases in compensation for veterans with service-connected disabilities. It would cost almost $100 million a year. Assembly OKs Unruh Reapportionment Bill The compensation Increases would affect more than 2 million veterans with service-connected disabilities. The largest group, about 800,000, is in the lowest disability classification,-10 per cent. Their present compensation is 519 a month and the bill would raise it to $20. The increases arc on a sliding scale, depending on the per cent of disability. The overall average increase is about 10 per cent. The bill now must go to the Senate. CciUuur Test Near CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. 01V-The long-delayed maiden flight of the 107- foot Centaur rocket, a high-energy vehicle assigned a major role in the U. S. space program, is scheduled Friday. A modified Atlas with 307,000 pounds of thrust is tho Centaur first stage. The upper stage has two liquid hydrogen engines with total thrust of 30,000 pounds. This combination is capable of putting 8.500-pound payloads in earth orbit, sending 2.300 pounds to the moon or 1,300 pounds to the vincinity of Mars or Venus. Comparable figures for Atlas-Agcat B, presently America's biggest booster, are 5,000, 750 and 450 pounds, respectively. Postal Hike Sought WASHINGTON Ml -- The Post Office Department announced Monday a move to increase parcel post rates by 12 per cent instead nf the G per cent it proposed last Janu.iry. Postmaster General J. Edward Day said the new increase was proposed in an application submitted Mor.day to the Interstate Commerce Commission. Tour of Bases Set WASHINGTON (UPI) -- L a b o r Secretary Arthur J. Goldberg announced Monday that he will head a nationwide person-to-person drive designed to check a rising number of work stoppages at the nation's missile bases. He said he would leave April 25 on a tour of bases, including Schillings base at Salina, Kans., and Malmstrom at Great Falls, Mont., to help impress en workers the urgency of continuing missile base construction without interruptions. --AtucU'H Preit Fran MICKEY'S NEWEST Mrs. Mickey Rooney, the former Barbara Ann Thomason, poses in a Santa Monica hospital Monday with her son, Michael, horn last Friday. She is Rooney's fifth wife and the baby is their third child. He has three sons by picviom m.irriagrj. 'Wfldcat' Strike Hits Ship Firm Work on the missile frigate USS England was drastically curtailed Monday after about ·JOO shipbuilding w o r k e r s walked off the job at Todd Shipyards in protest of unsafe working conditions and the discharge of a union leader. Todd immediately sent 400 o 500 additional men em ployed in outfitting the warship home, a union j-poke-; man claimed. William F. Hooc, executive secretary of the Industrial Jnion of Marine and Shipbuilding Workers of America, AFL-C10 Local 9, said the walkout was "wildcat" in nature, not ordered t.y thi union. · * · * HOOE SAID all the workers me] been told to go back to heir jobs, but he did not know if they would comply with the order. Hooc said the dispute was 'a long time in developing" and that it involves many situations over the past few years. He said two cranes had ipped over at the yard and hat there were other "fla ;rant" abuses of safely pro cedures. The explosion Friday wrs the fuse that set this off." Hooc said. · · · · LAST F R I D A Y . 20 men were injured, nine nf them treated at a hospital, when ;as fumes exploded in the steering room of the frigate. The union leader lilcntifie'J the discharged labor officia as a shop steward, Gcorcc Wilson of Los Angeles. He said the union plans to take immediate steps to ptt Wil son reinstated through arbi (ration. Hooe said Todd officials claimed it was necessary to send the additional workers home because no w e l d e r s were available to complet asks which would have kep ;he men working. Morse Hits California Water Plan WASHINGTON OT) -- Tlv Senate remained in night ses sion Monday to stage a lour debate on the big San Luis-Feather River w a t c storage nnd irrigation projcc n California. Sen. Wayne Morse, D-Ore. touched it off by introducing resolution calling on th Senate Interior Committee ti disapprove a contract be tween the Interior Depart mcnt and California on th project. Sen. Paul !!. Douglas. D III., supported the resolution But Morse was strong!; opposed by the two Califomi senators, Thomas II. Kuchcl R., and Clair Englc, D. They argued that the pro; cct is vital to their state, par ticularly water-hungry South crn California. · · * « THEY SAID the contrac was entirely legal and woul not violate a long-standin federal policy favoring fam ily-sizcd farms as Morse con tended. Under this policy, water from federal irrigation pro ects may not be used to ii rigatc farms of more than ICC acres. Morse insisted that the ICO :cre limit should apply to th entire project since fedcra (Continued Page A-3, Col. 5 --Aiiocllttd PrtU V.'irertKlo SINGER EDDIE FISHER is queried by newsman as Fisher leaves New York's Hotel Pierre Monday night to attend a Broadway show. It was announced earlier that the singer and actress Elizabeth Taylor would be divorced. ITS OFFICIAL NOW Liz, Eddie Admit Marriage Over NEW YORK (/r/--Beautiful Elizabeth Taylor Mon day nicht let her lawyer tell the world what it lias uspccted for weeks--her three-year marriage to singer Eddie Fisher is over. Liz, in Rome, and Fisher, n New York, jointly approved Barely Gets Votes; Senate Defeat Seen By JOHN MORGANTIIALEK SACRAMENTO Oil -- The Assembly Monday asscd Speaker Jesse M. Unruh's plan for rcapportion- ng the State Senate without a vote to spare. YoungEdilor Hanged; Dad Blames Reds SAN D I E G O I/O -- The coroner called the lunging death of a college studcnl ighl-wingcr a "probable accident or suicide" Monday but he district attorney said his nvestij;ation was continuing Newton E. Armstrong Jr. 19, editor of a campus publi cation espousing conservative causes at San Diego State College, was found h.nngin a rope from a Ixdroom icam in his Coronado homi early Saturday. * · * · HIS F A T H E R , a retired Army major and member o he right - wing John Bird Society, said he believed his son xvas murdered bv Com munists. He said he had asked th' 7 ederal Bureau of Invcstiga ion to enter the case but wa old that it lacked jurisdiction Coroner Robert L. Crcason said his accident or r.uicide lading was based on physica evidence and the report of hi; staff pathologists. They sail he youth was asphyxi.ited a: ic hung by the rope arouni lis neck. Buses Roll AftcrUnion Votes Pact Buses rolled along Loni Beach streets as usual Mon day after a last-minute vot by members of the Amalga mated Transportation Work crs Union averted a strike. The union and Long Bead Motor Bus Co. agreed on one-year contract packag which includes a IG-ccn wage boost and such /ring benefit!! as three weeks vaca tion after 20 years Instead o 25, an extra paid holida (Veterans' Day) with reduced bus service, one dollar pc month Increase In health an welfare insurance and,a $5 month hike in the pensio fund. The union last Thursda called for a Monday strik (Continued Page A-3, Col. 1 statement hrough the to be issued office of their Shy three votes on the first test, the bill finally cleared by he bare required two-thirds margin of 54-21 and went to he Senate where it faces certain dcfeaCin its present form. The action came as a two- louse conference committee continued secret sessions in an effort to compromise differences on Gov. Brown's S2.9-bilIion state budget. The budget session must end Tuesday midnight. * · * * THE SENATE voted to ad- iourn the concurrent special session Thursday after approving Brown's proposals to tut school and state construe- ion bond issues on the June 5th primary ballot. The bond questions still lung fire in the Assembly, but break appeared in the Republican minority's solid stand igainst t h e administration ilan. Assemblyman Carl A. Ilrit- schgi, R-Rcdwood City, Introduced a bill to put all four of .ho bond issues asked by Jrown on the June ballot. Up to this point, the GOP Asscm ly bloc stood solid for all mnds on the November bal lot. iwyrr Louis Ni/er. "Elizabeth and Eddie Fisher nnounce." it said, "that they lave mutually agreed to part. )ivorce proceedings will be nstitutcd soon." The bare announcement marked an end to suspense milt up in recent weeks by Hiss Taylor's growing inter ·st in her "Cleopatra" co-star, tichard Burton, as they vorked on location in Rome, and Fisher's desperate efforts o keep the marriage together and deny that the break was mminent. · WHILE THE announcement was being made. Fisher xvas attending a Broadway play. In Rome, the 30-year-old actress and Burton were seer driving into the grounds ol icr villa after attending a cocktail party in a private a p a r t m e n t with several friends. Fisher was apparently in ijood spirits as he left his hotel for the theater. He told newsmen he planned to stay in New York only a short time before going to Hollywood. · · · · "I GOTTA see my kids," he BRtTSCHGrs p r o p o s e d compromise would mean a partial victory for the Democrats, who had argued that a delay until November wouli cause a delay in school am college construction. Assemblyman Richard T Hanna, D-Garden Grove, predicted the Britschgi bill woulc; DC acceptable to the Rcpubli- cans. Assemblyman R o b e r t T Monagan, R-Tracy, chairman of the GOP budget task force said Republican support for tho all-June vote "depends on what happens with other is sues being correlated with it like the budget." · · * · THE DEMOCRATS 'need 10 GOP votes tn put the bond on the June ballot. Unruh rounded up the fina three votes for the rcquirci 54 votes on his rcapportion ment plan after a half hour o buttonholing members. Thi vote fell short, and was late; expunged. The Los Angeles Demo cratic leader's plan would ex land the Senate from 40 to A'. ncmhers in 19G4 -- adding hrco for Los Angeles County and one each for San Fran cisco, Alamcda, Santa Clara said. "They gotta see me." He apparently referred to bis daughter and son by his previous--and first--marriage io actress Debbie Reynolds. Miss Reynolds is now married to shoe magnate Harry Karl. Miss Taylor married Fisher in 1959 after their romance broke up Fisher's marriage to Miss Reynolds. Previously she had been married to hotel heir N i c k H i l t o n , actor (Continued Page A-4. Col. 2) UNANIMOUS Satiate, Favors Own Pay ////»·« SACRAMENTO UV-The senate voted 28 to 0 Monday In favor of boosting the pay of California's lawmakers from $500 to a maximum of $834 a month. If the Assembly agrees, the proposed constitutional amendment by Sen. Stanford C. Shaw, D Ontario, will appear on the November election ballot. [Continued Page A-3, Col. 4 BULLETIN NEW YORK (Tuesday) (HIM) --Benny (Kid) Parcl. after waging the toughest fight of his career, died this morning at 1:55 a.m. of n brain injury sustained In his savage welterweight title fight with Emllc Griffith March 21. The 24-year-old Cuban succumbed at Roosevelt Hospital. He was the first champion In boxing history to die of Injuries received In a title bout. Challenge Lobbyist for Union SACRAMENTO OD -- The jbbyist credentials of An- rcw Barrigan of the AFL- C1O California Teachers Fed- ration wt'rc held up Monday m tho complaint o! Senate Majority Leader Hugh Hums, )-Frcsno. Hums, chairman of the up- XT house Fact-Finding Committee cm Un-American Ac- ivitics, told the Assembly lommitix' on Legislative Representation: "Andrew C.' Il.irrig.in has a subversive record dating back » 1910 as far as the commit- .i'c is ronccrncd." Ilarrigan denied it. * · · * I1URNS offered testimony irescnted to the Senate committee in the 1910s by a woman named Kcna Vale. Burns said she told the committee tint Itarrigan had associated ivith a Communist and had nce addressed a meeting of he Young Communist League. Itarrigan d e c l a r e d t h e charges weren't true and when Assemblyman Charles Zhapcl. R-Inglcwood. asked if 10 were a Communist Party member, said: "I am not now a member, never carried a party card and never have been a member. Any allegations to that effect are completely untrue and unfounded." The committee held up the credentials an opinion granting of the until it receives from the legislative counsel's office on whether charges of s u b v e r s i v e activity a r c grounds for withholding per(Continued Page A-2, Col. 5) Golfing Colleen Hits Ball--Ball Indignant PAIGNTO.V, England OV» -- Kathleen O'.Mcra was hailed Into court Monday for clubbing a fellow golfer on the first green at Torcc Abbey links. She conceded that her Impulse was not In the true spirit of the game. Miss O'Mcra's victim was a man named Ball. She got him with a No. 5 Iron and a putter. Dennis R. Ball testified he hit a good shot up the first fairway and saw Miss O'.Mcra pick up his hall, claiming It was hers. HP said there was another ball on the green and he bent over to sec whether that, In fact, was her ball. Ai he bent to pick It up, he continued, Miss O'Mera cracked him across the back of the head with the two clubs, displaying an excellent swing which sent Ball to a hospital for treatment. Miss O'Mera. age not jlvcn In court, was fined 10 pounds ($28) for causing bodily harm to Kail. In a statement through her countcl, the said: "I now realiie that my' action was not within the scope nt golf by any means. I did not Intend to strike Mr. Dall o\er the head.'I meant to hit him elsewhere but he moved."

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