Independent from Long Beach, California on April 5, 1962 · Page 1
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Long Beach, California
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Thursday, April 5, 1962
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JtT'V?T*!Tt'JJ 1 * ^ DEX , t% ft v *f FEATURES INDEX 'Amusements . .C-fl Markets ...,I)-C,7 Classified E-2 Rtdlo-TV D-8 I] Comics , .C-8 Shipping D-0 ',! Death Notices B-$ Sports ....D-I,-I it Editorial B-4 Women ....C-2. 4 [! Independent --,V The Southland's £ Finest Morning Newspaper Phon. H E 5 - I I 6 I -- C l a u i t i e d N o . HE2-5959 LONG BEACH 12. CALIFORNIA. THURSDAY. APRIL 5. 1962 VOL 24 -- NO. 189 WEATHER Night and morning low cloudt. Otherwise mostly tunny. High today about 68. Complete weather on Page A-8., HOME EDITION--10s Brown Stands by Warne Sen. Burns Says Water Resources Director Must Go 0i*«r IttKUtlYt nm fwt ··» By JERRY HARRELL S A C R A M E N T O W -Senate Majority Leader Hugh M. Bums stood firm Wednesday on his demand that Gov. Brown's controversial water resources director. William E. Wame, be fired or impeached. Just as firmly. Brown said he had no intention of firing Warns in the furor over Bums' charge that the $25,' 000-a-year cabinet officer has been "squandering" s t a t e money. The governor called Warnc "one of the ablest administrators I have" and said the director has been moving ahead with the bis state project "under great difficulty." Wame also is ad ministrator of the new Resources Agency. · · · · "I INTEND to back Bill Warne to the hilt as long as he's doing the job I think he's doing at the present moment," Brown told his news conference. The governor said decentralization of the department, key issue in the hassle, will have to take place eventually as projects are undertaken in different areas. He also noted that "im peachment Is not the method of removing a department head appointed by the governor." The constitution pro vides only for Impeachment of constitutional officers and judges, but says other state officers may be tried for misdemeanor in office if ordered by the legislature. Bums discussed the matter with the governor later, hut said he had not changed his views. · » · · "I WILL GET legal advice on how to do it." he told a reporter. "I intend to follow through." Another demand for Warne's removal came from (Continued Pape A-3, Col. 4) CHARRED SCENE OF DEATH Firemen examine blackened interior of Norwalk garage where 23-month-old Vincent Villafana perished in explosion and fire Wednesday afternoon. Vincent's father, Manuel Villafana, 1181G Arlee Avc., rushed from house to save his son, but was driven back from the inferno with burns. College Pay Plan Called Cheap Deal SACRAMENTO Ml -- Assemblyman Bruce F. Allen, R- Los Gatos, asserted Wednesday that "a vicious, cheap, political deal" was behind the proposed extra !'/£ per cent jay raise for state college faculty in the defeated state Budget. Allen referred to a statement by Assemblyman Don Mulford, R-Oakland, during Assembly debate T u e s d a y night that the salary increase violated "a deal-between the governor and the University of California to hold the line on state college salaries." Mulford and James 11. Cor- Garage Explosion Kills Playing Boy A wall-shattering gasoline explosion and fire in a Norwalk garage Wednesday afternoon snuffed out the life of a little blond-haired boy, 12 days before his second birthday. Vincent Joseph Villafana was playing in the garage as his father. Manuel, 34, worked. Shortly after noon, the father walked out of the garago and into the house, 11816 Arlce Ave., to get a magazine. When he was in the house he heard what he thought was a sonic boom. He looked out the kitchen door and saw flames shooting from the garage. Vincent apparently had up set a two-gallon can of gaso I line used for a power mower, vater heater and ignited. The explosion blew out portions f one of the garage's walls nd part of its roof. · * · · THE I N F A N T ' S father raced to the rear door of the. ;arage, but was beaten back y a curtain of flames. He ran to the driveway, where ic had to move a car before ic could open the swinging overhead door. (Continued Pape A-3. Col. l)'and the liquid spread under a S3K Across the Nation Ann Miller Sues for §7 Million SANTA MONICA OB--Actress Ann Miller sued oil millionaire Arthur Cameron Wednesday for more than 57 million, charging that he tricked her into a Mexican marriage and then repudiated it later in a telegram. In the Superior Court action. Mis* Miller asked that she be declared Cameron's legal wife. She also seeks a decree of separate maintenance. The actress alleged through attorney Jacques Leslie that she and Cameron were married in Mexico City on May 25. 1961 after he told her that he was worth $100 million. The complaint alleged that on March 7. 1D62 she received a telegram from Cameron terminating what he called their "engagement." The alleged Mexican marriage, Miss Miller asserts, did $5 million worth of damage to her professional career. For mortification and indignities to her person, the actress is seeking $1 million, plus SI million punitive damages. Walker Raps Defense Aide as Reds' Helper WASHINGTON i/P--Former General Edwin A .Valkcr told a Senate committee Wednesday that darl brces of "collaboration and collusion" with commu nism peril the United States. He accused a top Penta gon aide of helping the Communists, and attackc other government officials from President Kenned. 1 '/ ACTRESS ANN MILLER Dope, Confiscated OKLAHOMA CITY W-Using cutting torches, police in the Oklahoma City suburb of Bethany removed from a pickup truck Wednesday $2 million worth of raw narcotics. Officers arrested Edward Charles Matthews. 34. and Ezekcil Brown, 38, both of Los Angeles, who were in the truck. Authorities said the truck apparently was en route from Los Angeles to Chicago. The arrests were made in a town that has an ordinance forbidding the sale of beer and cigarettes at any time. Pcrsliing Fired CAPE CANAVERAL MV-A Pcrsh- ing artillery missile wa* fired successfully more than 200 miles Wednesday In a test designed primarily to check rharacteristicj of warhead re-entry. Warn Ships, Planes WASHINGTON (UPI)-- The United States Wednesday gave advance warning to ships and planes to stay out of the Christmas Ishnd area of the Pacific starting April 15 where it will resume nuclear tests unless a test-ban agreement is reached with Russia. Designated as the danger area is a rectangle SOO miles long and 600 miles wide. Stars /tors Flies COLUMBIA, S. C. OP-- The Stars and Bars of the Confederacy now flic* with Old Glory and the South Carolina state flag from the mast atop tne state Capitol here. Hnittini; of the Confederate flag wa* ordered recently hy thn legislature. The U.S. Flag is at the lop, the Palmetto State flag next, and the Confodrr.ite fliq at the bottnm. - "*»·*! m By the time he got Inside They were released. he boy was dead. Villafana carried his son out into the yard. Five Norwalk fire station units put out the fire. The VINCENT VILLAFANA At Age 15 Months blaze gutted the garage. Villafana and his wife Shirley, 3G, were treated a Studcbakcr Hospital, he fo first-degree bums on hi hands and she for shock Vincent was taken to Nor walk Funeral Home. Damage, including smok damage inside the house, wa estimated at $6,000. down. The far-right ex-Army officer spent some seven hours n the witness chair, and aimed his heaviest barrage at Adam Yarmolinsky, special assistant to Secretary of DC- 'cnse Robert S. McNamara. He said of Yarmolinsky: "His connections with com munism have certainly been close and his activities have aided communism." · · * · YARMOLINSKY told a re porter Walker's charges were rrcsponsiblc. The defense aide said his public record is one of fighting communism. Walker said both he and the American way of life are victims of forces in "collusion with the international Com munist conspiracy." The former officer said Douglas Hits ^Distortion' of Nike Profits Defends Returns to Firm By GARDNER L. BRIDGE WASHINGTON OD -- Figures presented at a Senate tearing on missile contract unfits were challenged by air- raft executive Donald W. Douglas Jr. Wednesday as "a ;ross distortion." Douglas is head of the Douglas Aircraft Co., one of he major contractors in tho Icvclopmcnt of the Nike anti- .ircraft missile systems in- tailed around many U. S. de- cnse areas. Robert E. Dunne, a Senate taff investigator, testified the Douglas firm received $15.53 million in profits on a scries if Nike contracts after tuning over much of the work to subcontractors. * * * * DUNNE SAID that based on .he ratio of work done by subcontractors, the Douglas company's profit was the equivalent of -14.3 per cent, although lie said it figured out to 7.G per cent on all of the work performed by both Douglas and its subcontractors. Douglas contended his company's profits in the Nike program amounted to only .1.2 per cent of sales. He contended the figures as presented before the Senate investigations subcommittee were "a gross distortion of the traditions and practices of all business." Ily shifting economic frameworks, Douglas said, a fee of 5 or C per cent, "which by all present economic standards is quite a proper fee," suddenly becomes "20 to 40 times greater without Increasing one whit the dollars earned." · · * · DOUGLAS said this type of manipulation "borders on ceo- DONALD DOUGI.AS JR.... "A Proper Fee" nomic frivolity." The subcommittee began hearings Tuesday into what Chairman John L. McCIcllan, D-Ark., calls profit pyramid ing. This is a practice by which government contracts pass from one contractor to (Continued Page A-3, Col. I) BROWN STUDIES CASE Comptou Slayer Leniency Unlikely Gov. Kdimmd Drown Wednesday said he docs not think lie will intervene in the scheduled execution of Robert C. Hushes, who gunned down a Compton service-station attendant in a robbery. The 27-year-old convict is scheduled ID die- April 18 in San QutMitin's gas chamber (or the April (i. 1'jliu. slaying of Winston Thihodcaux. Thibodcaux was shot only hours before lie In have been married to his 20-year- old sweetheart. * · » · "I DONT KNOW what you can do for this fellow," the governor said of Hughes. He added, however, he would study the case over the week- end and make a decision next Yarmolinsky was one of the bed hospital. officials who made him a "scapegoat." Yarmolinsky said he had nothing to do with the Walker case. Walker also suggested that a onetime ghost writer for former President Dwight D Eisenhower would bear looking into. As for the Mate of the armed forces, he said tha with the nation's survival at stake they are "fwralyzrd hy our national policy of 'no Doctors Urge 300-Bed Naval Hospital Here By BEN ZINSER MMlMl Et.tir The Long Beach Medical Association, in an official statement, called Wednesday 'or congressional approval of a Long Reach Naval Hospital. This hospital, the statement said, should be of a size "adequate to take care of active duty personnel." The statement reminded: 'The medical association a year ago ... recommended to Congress the need for a 300 iresident of the Long Beach and llcdical Association, issued ·Vedncsday's statement in be- lalf of the organization of more than COO medical doctors. "This size corresponds al most exactly to the assessed need for Navy beds by the Office of Defense in Washington as of this year." · · · · NAVY OFFICIALS contend the community require* a Navy hospital of at least . r 00 beds. The Navy would prefer a 750-bcd facility. A 500-bcd naval hospital for Long Beach already has been approved by the House, now awaits an OK from a Senate committee. (Continued PJRC AT,, Col. I) Or. Harold A. Ncihlinp THE STATEMENT says: "The Long Beach Medical Association wishes to again reaffirm its stand regarding the Navy hospital installation. "The medical association recognizes fully the inadequacy of the facilities on the USS Haven and has and docs center of Navy ac ivity." The statement continues: "The medical association a fear ago, with a prcviou rmcd services committee ccommended to Congress the need for a 300-bed hospital.. again their affirm the need replacement by for the building of an adequate Navy hospital." The statement goes on to say that the new Ixispita should be in I-ong Beach be cause this is a "Navy town HEW ARK! LONDON (UPI) -- iign Men nn a baby carriage out* side a supermarket here Wcdncvlay. "Keep away. Thi* child MIM." Hughes had forced Thi- odcaux and two other men it walk down the street with lim from the service station t 1213 E. Hosecrans Ave., Compton. Noticing a pair of greasy loves sticking out of ona man's pocket, Hughes be- rime angry and said to thn ttcndant: "I thought you aid he didn't work at your ;as station." T H E ATTENDANT an- swcred, "He doesn't." Hughes then said, "You'ra ying," and shot the attendant hrough the heart. Arthur Alarcon. the governor's clemency secretary, said the holdup was Hughes' bird gas-station robbery, nnd the second time he'd shot an attendant. "WE REPEAT our position hat the size be adequate to akc care of active duty per ,onncl, with the most mod crn facilities and cquipmen available anywhere- in th United States." Earlier, Dr. Thomas I Wright, chairman of the mcd cal association's armed scrv ccs medical committee, lhat a civilian survey team determine hospital-bed re quircmcnts before a nava hospital i* built here. Th society statement of Tucsdaj did not mention the propo«x survey which, if authorize*' would probably delay actio on the hospital. Dr. Wright stated that . 350-bcd hospital should b large enough to meet military medical requirement* in thi Four Tots Die as Home Burns LOUISVILLE, Ky. OT» -Four children died Wednesday night when fire hroks out in their apartment in a Louisville housing project. They were identified as tha children of Mr. and Mrs. George Halleron: J a m e s Thomas, -I. Nancy Kay, 3. Gary Lynn, 2, and Barbara Jean, 8 month?. Firemen said the children apparently all died of suffocation. JUDGE'S ruling paves way for unloading of tons of food supplies aboard strikebound ships at Honolulu. P.i-o A-7.

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