Independent Press-Telegram from Long Beach, California on July 16, 1961 · Page 1
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Surfing: New Way of Life for California Youth (EDITOR'S NOTE--The Pacific is washing up new troubles on the west coast--the surfboard riders. Some are carefree sun and sea worshippers but others are scum who won't let properly, pretty girls or Brian Donlevy's breakfast patio stand between them and (heir inn.) By DIAL TORGESON ' LOS ANGELES CW--Call him Flippy. He's 15, just getting husky, a natural athlete. He'll never graduate from high school. They rarely saw him there last semester. He spent most of the spring on the beach, waxing his surf board, learning to drink cheap wine, waiting for a set of big combers to come booming in toward the sand. Flippy is a surfer. There are 20,000 surfers in California, and riders of surfboards are apt to differ as much as riders of streetcars. But for some--like Flippy--it has become more than a sport. It is a way of life. Newspaper writers have given a name to their bizarre code: "The cult of the surfer." It is the so-called cult-followers that Southern California educators and law enforcement officials are worried about. In some towns, in some schools, and in some police stations, surfer has another meaning: beach bum. Lawlessness, truancy, teen-age drinking, sex parties --these are the things charged against the surfers by many police and property owners. Property owners have built tell fences topped with barbed wire to keep them out of some beaches. (Tha surfers usually rip ths wire and break through.) * * # * Other beach cities have demanded surfers be banned entirely. Some cities have considered licensing them (as the surfers say, "like dogs.") Yet making and selling boards is a million-dollar-a- year business, and still growing. Twenty thousand surfen (Continued Page A-4, Col. 1) Southland's OWN SUNDAY '"" Newspaper Independent - ]Ptess-Iete0ram The Weather -Sunny late mornings and afternoons today and Monday. High today about 73. Complete weather on Page A-2. Phone HE 5-! 161 --Classified No. HE 2-5959 PRICE 20 CENTS LONG BEACH 12, CALIFORNIA, SUNDAY, JULY 16, 1961 VOL. 9--NO. 47 142 PA©ES Refugees Pour into Berlin; East Tightens Check BERLIN UP)--East and West prepared Saturday for a showdown in divided Berlin on just who is permitted to come to this isolated outpost of the Western world. From Red-ruled East Germany, refugees were pouring in at a record rate. There were 675 new ones counted at Marienfelde Camp by 11:30 this morning, when the books--but not the reception machinery-closed down for the weekend. The comparable figure last Saturday was only 477. These counts are far from complete. Experts say the average of arrivals over the past week has been 1,200 a day. This is as many as Berlin has ever bad. * * * * MANY OF THE refugees feared the Communists are about to close the Berlin escape hatch. There were widespread reports that peasants, annoyed by Communist pressure, were trying to get out of collective farms. Meanwhile Saturday there were these other developments involving relations between the Soviet and the West: 1--Jn one of the bitterest charges yet hurled in the current East-West propaganda battle, the United States accused Russia of trying to sabotage the Geneva nuclear test ban conference. The charge was made in a note delivered to the Soviet For eign office in Moscow. 2--The note was half of a double-barrelled attack on the Soviet position in the test-ban talks. The parallel move was a joint appeal by the United States and Britain for the United Nations to take up the nuclear test issue at the General Assembly meeting in September. 3--At Hyannis Port, Mass, the White House announcec that President Kennedy ha completed his reply to Pre mier Khrushchev's latest Ber liri demands, but would giv no details on its contents Press Secretary Salinger sail he did not know when th reply would be transmittei although it was possible i (Continued Page 6, Col. 3) Police Deny 'Neglecting' Picket Line Strikers Attacked By Hoodlums at Paramount Plant By GEOHGE EKES A charge of failure by sheriff's deputies to protect tickets at the struck Pacific Tile Porcelain Co., Paramount, Saturday was denied jy the Lakewood sheriff's office. Paul Pelfrey, International vice president of the United Brick and Clay Workers o! America (AFL-CIO) claimed sheriff's deputies refused to protect pickets adequately. Lt. Roy Kundtz, head of the patrol division at Lakewood Sheriff's station, said regular patrols are maintained at the plant at shift changes and at other irregular intervals. * * * * PELFJRKY'S CHARGES followed an attack Friday night s icks rissom as 2nd Spaceman Stueck ofFPC Kills Self WASHINGTON (AP)--Frederick Stueck, 55, member of the Federal Power Commis sion, was found dead in his automobile Saturday night with a hose connected to the exhaust pipe. Police detectives said it was a suicide. The body was found by Stueck's wife, Camilla, in the front seat of the car in a garage attached to their home. Homicide detectives said Mrs. Stueck discovered a vacuum cleaner hose extending from Stueck's body to the exhaust pipe. Capt. I^awrence A. Hartnell quoted Mrs. Stueck as saying her husband had been in "good spirits earlier in the day" when she had left home. A PHYSICIAN'nefghbor, Dr. William H. Devlin, pronounced Stueck dead after being called in from his home across the street by Mrs. Stueck. A native of St. Louis, Mo. Stueck was a graduate of Washington University there and a former chairman of the Missouri State Public Service Commission. A Republican, he was ap pointed to the FPC by former President Dwight D. Eisen hower in June, 1954 and re (Continued Page A-6, Col. 4) CHESTER BOWLES Roving Ambassador? Bowles Seen on Way Out By WILLIAM THEIS WASHINGTON ( U P I ) -Congressional sources reported Saturday the Kennedy administration is moving toward a politically delicate decision to m o v e Undersecretary of State Chester Bowles into a top ambassadorial post. These sources said Bowies' replacement, in a shift designed to jack up policy planning in the State Department, probably would be McGeorge Bundy, s p e c i a l assistant to President Kennedy for national security affairs. Bowles, it was reliably reported, is being urged to consider an assignment as roving ambassador, a post now held by former New York Gov. W. Averell Harriman. An alternative would be appointment as ambassador to Chile, a key position in the drive to carry orward Kennedy's "alliance : or progress" program. * * * * THE CHILE post formerly was held by Ambassador Robert F. Woodward who was confirmed Friday as assistant secretary of state for Latin- American affairs. It has been no secret at the State Department that Bowles, ,vho gave up his Connecticut congressional seat to serve as Kennedy's campaign adviser on foreign affairs last year, has been insulated from top on pickets at the plant at 7716 E. Alondra Blvd. The sheriff's report listed three victims of the beating by a g r o u p of m e n who jumped from three or four cars and attacked the pickets, according to the complaining witnesses. The attacked men said they were kicked and struck by m e n swinging m a k e s h i f t clubs, a c c o r d i n g t o t h e sheriff's report. Lt. Kundtz said the victims refused medical treatment or said they preferred to be treated by thoir own physi- Allies Back Big 3 on West Berlin Council of NATO Votes to Reject K Conference PARIS (UPI)--The NATO Permanent C o u n c i l g a v e iormal approval Saturday to the U. S., British and French notes to the Soviet Union re- iecting S o v i e t P r e m i e r Khrushchev's call for a conference on Berlin. The notes are expected to be delivered in Moscow Monday. They were approved at a two-hour council meeting under chairmanship of Secretary General Dirk U. Stikker who interrupted an officia' visit to iiy here. Saturday was the fourth meeting of the council to discuss the replies. * * * * THE AMERICAN, Britisl and French notes, sources said, present a unified rejec tion of Khrushchev's demand voiced to President Kenned at t h e Vienna summit, fo SURVIVES NIAGARA DROP Nathan Boya, 30, (lower right) smiles Saturday after successfully riding over the 161-foot Horseshoe Falls at Niagara Fails in the rubber-coated steel ball shown above. The ball was equipped with a snorkel breathing system. Boya suffered only minor bruises. Story on Page A-2. -- (AP Photos) peace treaties with the two Germanies and turnover of xlicy-making under Secretary Dean Rusk. This has puzzled (Continued Page 6, Col. 3) KUNDTZ SAID the victims were unable to furnish license numbers of the cars used by| tne western access routes to the attackers, but a description of three of the cars was obtained and has been circulated. Pelfry said brass knuckles had been used in the attack. He said there have been several incidents on the picket line since start of the strike on May 3. The plant continues to operate with non- strikers. The union official charged that in a previous incident n union picket was run down by an auto. The sheriff's office said it could not be determined, in that case, whether the picket had been run down or had thrown himself in front of the car to keep it from entering the plant. Another incident i n v o l v e d a MAKERS SURPRISED West B e r l i n to the East Germans. 'The contents of the notes were not d i s c l o s e d . But French diplomats gave this rough outline of the French note: It rejected R u s s i a n proposals for a conference of wartime allies on Germany, a "free, neutral" West Berlin and separate peace treaties with the two Germanies. * * * * IT DID NOT close the door t o negotiations, a l t h o u g h French President Charles dc Gaulle is known to oppose negotiations under duress. It was believed the other notes would follow this line. Britain was reported making d i s c r e e t overtures to Paris about a possible meeting between De Gaulle a n d British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan. * * * * SOVIET Ambassador Serge Vinogradov saw De Gaulle Thursday, touching off speculation he may have suggested direct discussions between the French leader and Khrushchev. Other sources said a Western three-power "summit' may be under consideration changes and at a time when although it probably woulc not be held unless the Berlin fight between nonstrikers. strikers and PELFKEY CLAIMED t h e "only time the sheriff's deputies respond to calls for protection is when a charge is made against pickets." L t . K u n d t z s a i d t h e "sheriff's office maintains strict neutrality in the labor dispute, but does not furnish 24-hour guard duty at the plant. The incident Friday night took place at 9:20 p.m. --between r e g u l a r s h i f t the patrol car was absent from the scene." situation builds to a boil. Find Decorator Cooked for Man Who Killed Him By GEORGE ROBESON Hayden Donald Engstrom, 47, prepared breakfast in his apartment at 1931 E. Ocean Blvd. for himself and another man. The other man was his killer. Engstrom's body was found Saturday morning by his aunt, Marian P. Swanson, 61, who lives in the apartment with Engstrom and his blind mother. Engstrom, an interior decorator, had b e e n viciously beaten, stomped and throttled by the man who had been his breakfast companion not long before, police said. Police Saturday were at tempting to determine the identity of the murderer, who Engstrom's car. This much was known by Saturday night: Engstrom had left for work about noon Friday. He was employed by the Davis Furni ture Co., 1975 Long Bead Blvd. A p p a r e n t l y he met hi companion late Friday eve ning. They bought some bee ransacked the apartment and (Continued Page A-5, Col. 5) A-Ship Faster Than Pros* Top Singer Signed for IBC Show Singer Margaret Whiting, op recording star, has been iigned to head the July 25 ihow of International Beauty Congress. Miss Whiting is the third major show-business personality booked for the IBC ihows in Municipal Audito- ium and Veterans Memorial jtac'ium, Opening ceremonies in the tadium next Saturday night vill star comic Dave Barry whose wit has won applause on three continents, and emcee Byron Palmer, movie- television actor. * * * * OSCAR MEINHARDT, IBC executive p r o d u c e r , says tickets still are available for he glamour-studded opening ceremonies show. They may purchased from City o rlope sponsors and the Mu nicipal A u d i t o r i u m ticke office. The City of Hope gets the receipts from opening cere monies. Bands, novelty units fireworks will help give a send-off to the first publi appearance of all 53 Miss In ternational contestants. The stadium spectacula officially opens the Interna (Continued Page A-2, Col. 3 WASHINGTON W)--Vice Adm. Hyman G. Rick iver disclosed Saturday the Navy's first nuclear-pow- red surface ship, the cruiser Long Beach, has showed 'more speed and more power than we had anticipated.' "I believe that the Long! Beach will have as great an ffect on surface navies as lie Nautilus had on undersea lavies," Rickover said in an nterview by Sen. Kenneth B. eating, R-N.Y., recorded for ise of New York radio-TV tations. The Nautilus was the first .tomic-powered submarine in he Navy. Rickover often is ailed the "father of the nu- :lear submarine" and now is at work on nuclear-powered urface vessels. * * * * RICKOVER said the Long teach will become part of he regular Navy after current trials are completed and 'she has the ability to steam at full power continuously : or over 100,000 miles." Rickover w i t h h e l d the exact speed for security reasons but conventional cruisers have top speeds of more han 30 knots -- about 35 m.p.h. Apparently the Long Beach is faster than this. Rickover said the first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, the Enterprise, shouk -e in operation by the end ol this year and the first nuclear-powered destroyer, the Bainbridge, by mid-1962. * * * * HE SAID the Bainbridge "will be able to go abou 1 150,000 miles continuously a full power or more than 400, 000 miles continuously at 2C knots." The vice admiral said tha 61 nuclear-powered subma rines now have been author izcd, of which 29 are th Polaris type, designed t launch ballistia missiles. L.B. Woman Killed as Car Hits Barrier A 38-year-old Long Reac ·oman was killed Saturda ight when the convertib ie was driving crashe hrough a barricade, jump ailroad tracks, and over- .irned near Burnett Street ust east of Olive Avenue. She was identified as Mrs. ,aura Riber, of 162i/ 2 E. 49th Liberty Bell' ake-Of f Set or Tuesday Picture Window Provides for 'Sightseeing 1 CAPE CANAVERAL (UPI) --U. S. scientists have picked kir Force Capt. Virgil I. Grisom to make the nation's sec- nd manned rocket flight into race next Tuesday, it was "·arned Saturday. Usually reliable s o u r c e s aid Grissom, 35, had been abbed to ride a c a p s u l e amed "Liberty Bell 7" 115 miles up and 300 miles over ie Atlantic Ocean from this uge "Spaceport U. S. A." It was reported that Maine U. Col. John H. Glenn r. would serve as Grissom's back-up" man for the flight. * * * * THIS MEANS that, unless licre is a last-minute change irought on by physical ex- minations, Grissom probably vould don a silvery, 20-pound 5 pacesuit and climb into "Liberty Bell 7" about dawn Tuesday for a trip into space. Glenn w o u l d stand by, ready to step in should the examinations or other checks eliminate Grissom during the [ate hours. If all goes as planned, the flight will be virtually a carbon copy of the historic mission May 5 of the first U. S. astronaut, Navy Cmdr. Alan B. Shepard--except the second astronaut will have less work to do and more time to just look. it. Officers were told by wit- lesses Mrs. Riber had been rguing with a man who had leen driving the car in which he was then a passenger at Atlantic Avenue and Burnett Street. The man got out of he car and Mrs. Riber got jehind the steering wheel. SHE ACCELERATED the car to a high rate of speed, police said, driving east on Jurnett. She apparently made no attempt to stop the car as it approached a barricade vhere the Pacific Electric Railway right of way inter sects Burnett Street, police said. GRISSOM'S specially-contoured couch was installed in "Liberty Bell 7" during the past week, sources close to the program said. Scientists a l s o g a v e a sweeping '"A-Okay" to plans for the Tuesday morning fir- ng. The Federal Space Agency ·eported that weather in the planned target area northeast if Grand Bahama Island was considerably improved after an "easterly wave" of thun- dershnwers h a d p o s e d a threat earlier last week. * * * * "SOMEWHAT higher than normal pressure continued over the western Atlantic and :he Caribbean area and will probably continue through expected launch time," an official forecast said. This m e a n s , s a i d one spokesman, that "if the rocket and capsule stay ready, we stand a b e t t e r than even chance of g o i n g on time Tuesday morning." Glenn and Grissom, two or the nation's team of seven (Continued Page A-4, Co1. 3) TO FIND IT W H E R E FRANCES BERA of Long Beach wins the annual Powdor Puff Derby for the sixth time. Story on Page A-9. · THE CAREER OF A WIDELY KNOWN private investigator and onetime bodyguard for Mickey Cohen is reviewed in story on Page A-14. Regular I, P-T features are as follows: Amusements B-6 Music and Arts W-8 Beach Combing B-I Bridge W-6 Classified D-l-16 Death Notices C-6 Editorials B-2 Medicine and You ....B-4 Radio-TV TV-1-16 Real Estate R-1-8 Ship ArrivJ's B-5 Sports C 1-5 Star Gazer A-14 Women's News ....W-l-8

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