Redlands Daily Facts from Redlands, California on November 19, 1957 · Page 1
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Vol. I33A 68th Year No. 16 111 < i I11| HIMI REDLANDS, CALIFORNIA, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 1957 Facts Phona FY 3-3221 Ten PagGS 5 Cents MAY STORE N-ARMS NEAR RUSS Allies To Get U.S. Guided Missiles By MERRIMAN SMITH United Press White House Writer AUGUSTA, Ga. (UP) — Defense Secretary Neil H. McElroy announced today after a conference with President Eisenhower that the United States will begin to supply guided missiles to Great Britain and other European nations during 1959. McElroy spent two hours with the President here' today at the Augusta National Golf Club then held a lengthy news conference with reporters who travel with the chief executive. McElroy said it might be necessary to close down some military installations in this country to meet the demands of a higher defense budget next year. The defense secretary also told reporters before returning to Washington that he anticipates a major budget increase for his department next year, possibly 'as high as $40 billion. The current defense budget is $39 billion and expected to increase by at least 500 million dollars before the fis cal year ends next June 30. The President and British Prime Minister Herald Macmillan agreed in a meeting in Bermuda last spring that the U. S. would start, as soon as practicable, to supply Great Britain with guided missiles without nuclear warheads. Controls Over Atoms Under American law, this government must retain control of atomic weapons. The President in January will ask Congress for greater latitude in exchange of information with other western countries. McElroy and W. J. McNeil, the assistant secretary of defense and Pentagon expert on budgetary matters, spent, two hours with the ..President this morning-discussing defense^ spending for the rest of this .fiscal year and the whopping budget for fiscal 1959. McElroy said he does not believe the President's announcement of considerably higher de fense expenditures next year would result in a major increase in the Pentagon budget. McElroy said the final budget figure was not settled today, but he thought it would be "completely possible" that some military installation? in the U.' S. would have to he closed down to meet the financial demands of the space age. President To Speak As the meeting between the President and McElroy ended. White House Press Secretary James C. Hagerty announced that the chief executive would make his third "chins-up" speech to the American public from Cleveland, Ohio, on the night of Nov. 26. , The President will speak under the auspices of the Cleveland Chamber of Commerce and will be introduced by former Treasury Secretary George Humphrey. Hagerty said the subject of the Nov. 26 speech would be "The Value of International Cooperation in Our Nation's Security." McElroy and McNeil flew down from Washington early this morning, for their meeting with the President, held in the chief executive's office in the Augusta National Golf CWb golf shop. Speaks Frankly McElroy, a relatively new Cabinet member, usually deals in an area of tight national security, but today, after he left the President, he conducted a rather frank news conference. Among the news highlights from the defense secretary: He expects to be able to provide additional units of the American medium range guided missile for Weather LOS ANGELES (UP)-The noon forecast as prepared by the U.S. Weather Bureau: Skies will be generally clear this afternoon and Wednesday in Southern California. Some warming is expected in most areas-on both days. Strong gusty winds are expected tonight and Wednesday over mountain ridges and passes and down "many coastal canyons. The outlook for Thursday indicates continued fair weather. POMONA (UP)— Lowest temperatures tonight at citrus stations in Southern California will be 32 degrees, the Fruit Frost Service said today in a preliminary outlook. The forecast said there would be generally clear skies in Southern California agricultural districts tonight. San Bernardino Valley: Sunny with a few high clouds Wednesday. November 19, 1957 Highest 70, Lowest 39 ONE YEAR AGO TODAY Highest 64, Lowest 39 European allies "earlier than had been expected." He rejected the suggestion ol Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev that the Soviet Union and the U. S. might run an accuracy contest to prove superiority ot their missiles and rockets. McElroy said that under conditions of a challenge to a duel, a participant had a choice of weapons— and his choice was the KC135, the big American tanker plane that supplied fuel for a round trip be tween the U. S. and Argentina last week. This historic flight was made by six B52 bombers which were refueled in air by a flight of KCl35s. McElroy said the military budget probably would be settled in about two weeks. He expects to have additional conferences with the President after Eisenhower returns to Washington Thursday night. The defense secretary said he thought defense spending this year; would remain within the area oi about "$38,500,000,000. He indicated that he expected a material increase in fiscal 1959. The defense secretary said he thought the 1959 increase would be "moderate" but that spending for defense purposes next year would be geared to national need in the light of scientific advances. Army Troops Withdrawn From Little Rock WASHINGTON (UP) — Secretary of the Army Wilber M. Brucker announced today that all regular Army troops will be withdrawn from duty at Little Rock's Central High School the day before Thanksgiving. Brucker said "continuing stability" in the Little Rock school integration case makes it possible to pull out the last 225 men of the 101st Airborne Division Nov. 27. The move will leave approximately 900 federalized Arkansas National Guards on duty to .keep order and protect the nine Negro students admitted to the high school under federal court order. The decision came eight weeks after the Army sent 1,000 airborne troops to Little Rock from Ft. Campbell, Ky., Sept. 24. President Eisenhower, at the same time, federalized 10,500 Air and -Army National Guard troops. Anna Maria Alberghetti III NEW YORK 'UP) — Operatic singer Anna Maria Alberghetti collapsed Monday night at the end of her first show of the evening in the Waldorf- Astoria Hotel's plush Empire Room. She was unable to appear later. The soprano was put to bed at the hotel and a doctor was called to care for her, a hotel spokesman said. The spokesman said Miss Alberghetti was suffering from after effects of the flu and that she did not know if the singer would be able to complete the last two nights of her engagement at the Waldorf. —NEA Tclephofo HIGH AND MIGHTY —Six U. S. Air Force B-52 jet bombers are shown in flight over Argentina during their 10,425-mile non-stop, round trip flight between the U. S. and Buenos Aires. At lower right are four of the eight jet engines of the bomber from which the picture was taken. Teller Says Sputniks Pose Threat To Security BERKELEY, Calif. (UP) — Dr. Edward Teller, "dather of the H-bomb," says the Soviet Sputniks pose a serious threat to U.S. security. "They mean the Russians wili have in the field a very considerably better weapon than we do." he told University of California students Monday. Teller, associate director • of UC's Radiation Laboratory, said this country must change the emphasis of its- technological skill, j For example, he said, "If we continue... spending one billion dollars a year to turn out slightly different .automobiles each year, Russia can beat us without a war." The Hungarian - born scientist said there was "no doubt that Russia means to conquer the world." And there is no doubt, he said that the Russians will move ahead of the U. S. in science and technology within 10 years. He conceded that "Americans can't do things the.same way as the Russians." But, he said, the American boy "interested in science must get at least half as much respect as the boy interested in football." Kirkwood To CIO Meet LONG BEACH (UP)-Controller Robert C. Kirkwood, a candidate for the Republican U.S. Senate nomination, warned labor Monday against narrowing the 1958 'campaign to issues which put organized labor and management "at each other's throats." He said if. this happens "dire consequences will befall both political parties." He spoke to the state CIO convention. s JJ eaks ]Knight For Last Time Denies He Made A Deal 13 Injured In Train Accident GORHAM, III. (UP)—At least 13 passengers on a Cotton Belt Line train were injured early today when the southbound passenger train was "sideswiped" by a 'diesel near here. The injured were taken to hospitals in Murphysboro and Chester. None was reported in serious condition. Officials of the Cotton Belt Line said there were only 27 passen gers on the train when the accident occurred. They said the freight sideswiped the second baggage car as the trains were passing, the bounced against a mail and express car and two coaches. Deputy Sheriff Ray Varner said three diesel units pulling the 110 ; car freight were derailed. He said there was considerable damage to equipment but the passenger train was expected to resume its scheduled run "in a few hours." Snowstorm Stalls Travel On Midwest Highways By UNITED PRESS , A road-choking snowstorm stalled highway travel in much of the Midwest today, and severe thunderstorms lashed the South in the wake of damaging tornadoes. ' At least 20 persons have been killed in a series of violent storms since the v/eekend. Ten persons were killed Monday by tornadoes, lightning, floods and snows, five more died in tornadoes Sunday and weekend snows in the West claimed another five lives. A near blizzard which howled into the Midwest Monday dumped an average of 8 to 11 inches of snow across Iowa, Southern Minnesota, Northwestern Wisconsin and Upper Michigan. Wind gusts of nearly 50 miles per hour piled the snow into deep drifts and cut visibility to near zero during the- night. The Weather Bureau reported travel in the snow area "is almost impossible." Highway authorities in the four states considered calling snow plows off the roads in some sections because they were in danger of being stalled and buried by snow. The clash of warm and cold air in the South touched off twisters Monday in Alabama, Kentucky, Tennessee and Mississippi. Drenching rains sent streams and rivers over their banks in sections of Missouri, Arkansas, Tennesses see and Kentucky. A thick fog over the New York metropolitan area closed down Idlewild airport at 2 a.m. and La Guardia at 3. Ground traffic was slowed throughout the area. The Weather Bureau said the log was expected to lift before noon. National Guardsmen helped evacuate 60 to 75 families at Spring City, Tenn., when Piney Creek flooded the residential section! Floodwaters also forced a number of families to flee at Dayton and Morgantown, Tenn. SAN FRANCISCO (UP)- Gov. Goodwin J. Knight positively refuses to discuss ever again reports that he made a "deal" with Sen. William F. Knowland to run for senator instead of seeking reelection as governor. Knight made this clear Monday night on his return to California from a Puerto Rican vacation. A crowd of 150 persons and a band were on hand to greet him at International Airport. Looking fit and tanned, Knight stepped from t h e plane that brought him from Dallas while the band struck up, "California. Here I Come." His wife was with him. After a jovial greeting to the crowd. Knight told newsmen there was one matter he'd like to clear up. "My decision to retire from the race for governor and to run for the Senate, as I stated in Washington, was entirely my own anrl there was no deal of any kind involved,", he declared. •-"The very word 'deal' is repugnant to me. "I never discussed the 'matter at any time with Sen. Knowland or with anyone purporting to act as his representative and no sinister influence was brought to bear on me by party leaders or others. "And this is the last time I shall discuss the matter." Las Vegas Hotel To Go Ahead LAS VEGAS, Nev. (UP)— The plush $6,500,000 Stardust Hotel on the Las Vegas'"Strip" is expected to be opened next April 1 by a group of new owners headed by- Mrs. Rella Factor, Los Angeles. Plans for opening the 1061-room resort were approved Monday by U.S. District Judge John R. Ross. The jurist accepted a reorganization program and ordered title to the uncompleted' resort hotel transferred to the group. The hotel has remained unfinished since the death two years ago of its original owner, gambler Tony Cornero Stralla. Pilot Killed EL TORO MARINE AIR STATION (UP)—The pilot of an FJ4B Fury jet, killed when he crashed short of a runway while landing, was identified today as 1st Lt. George H. Walter, 25, Milwaukee, Wis. , A Marine Corps spokesman said the pilot was returning from a training mission Monday when the accident occurred. Bodies Of All But One Of Crash Victims Reclaimed LONG BEACH, Calif. (UP)-Authorities today had succeeded in identifying all but one of the 19 bodies reclaimed from the sea following the Nov. 8 crash of a Pan- American Airways Stratocruiser between San Francisco and Honolulu. Identification of the recovered victims began Monday immediately after the aircraft carrier Philippine Sea docked with the bodies and 14 cartons of wreckage of.the plane. Thirty-six passengers and eight crewmen were on the luxury plane when it crashed, less than a half hour after it had radioed a routine position report. Autopsies are planned on the bodies to determine, if possible, what caused the plane to crash without sending a distress signal. Debris picked up by planes and ships in the task force was packed in trucks to be taken to San Francisco, the point from which the plane departed, for tests. Those identified were: Capt. Gordon H. Brown, Palo Alto, Calif., pilot; Eugene O. Crosthwaite, Felton, Calif., purser'; Phillip Sullivan, Arlington, Va. and Yvonne Alexander, 26, San Francisco, stewardess. William Deck, 24. Radford. Va.: Mrs. Tomiko Boyd, Baltimore, Md., Anna Clack, 35, Midland. Mich., and son, Scott, 6; Thomas Henry McGrail, 52. West Roxbury, Mass. and Mrs. Nicole Madeline La Maison, New York. Edward Ellis. Hillsborough Calif.; Robert Halliday, 33, New South Wales. Australia; William Hagan, Louisville, Ky.: Robert, Alexander, 38: his wife, Margaret 33, and daughter, Judy. 4, Los Altos, Calif..' and Toyoe Tanaka, 50, Tokyo, Japan, and Lt. Cmdr. Gordon Cole, -36, Alexandria, Va. The one unidentified body appears to be that of an Oriental woman, coroner's officers said. Cranston Rips into Knowland LONG BEACH (UP)— A California Democratic leader has accused U.S. Sen. William F. Knowland 'R-Calif.) of "callous contradiction" in calling for a free choice in union elections and at the same time taking steps to "prevent a free choice in California's gubernatorial election." Alan Cranston, Los Altos, California Democratic Council president, hurled the charges Monday in an address before delegates to the eighth annual California State CIO Industrial Union Council here. Cranston, a probable Democratic candidate for state controller, declared he was convinced Gov. Goodwin J. Knight "would have destroyed" Knowland if he had "come out swinging" in 1958 instead of deciding to seek a U.S. Senate post instead of another term as governor. The Democratic leader also told delegates there could' not be full cooperation between labor and the Democratic Party until there had been "a bit of house cleaning" within the party. "We must throw out'the Dixiecrats,"'he said. BARGAIN' HUNTER ATLANTA (UP) — Teen-agers Belton Hollums and Jimmy Stewart camped all weekend at the front door of a used car firm to lnske first claim on a 1949 model auto .being offered for 77 cents plus tax. Japanese Judge Lets Girard Off Three Year Sentence Suspended, Girard To Be Returned To U.S. -TOKYO (UP)—Many Japanese reacted angrily today to the suspended sentence given U.S. Army S3C William S. Girard who shot and killed a Japanese woman last spring on what a Japanese judge called a "childish whim." A three-man Japanese court today sentenced the Ottawa, 111., soldier to three years at hard labor on the manslaughter conviction, but sentence was suspended for four years on good behavior. Girard walked out of court a free man. Today's sentence will not become final under Japanese law until 14 days have passed. During that time both prosecution and defense attorneys can file an appeal. Indications were both sides have had enough and the conviction will stand. Sentence Opposed* Opposition to the light sentence was led by the Socialist Party whose demands for a Japanese trial for the slaying of Mrs. Naka Sakai, a brass scavenger at the Camp Weir firing range Jan. 30 touched eff an international furor. Inejiro Asanuma, Secretary General of the opposition Socialist Party, called the verdict a "complete manifestation of the weakness of Japanese courts toward the United States." Kayoko Sakai, the 22-year-old daughter of the victim, termed the suspended sentence "the same tiling as a non-guilty verdict." She said she believed .the. sentence would not "provide Girard with a chance to atone for his crime." Girard himself was glad to be out of it. 'It was kind of tough," he told a press conference at Camp Drew. 'But I am glad the judge gave me another chance." A In Girard's home town of Ottawa, Mayor. Fred Eichelkraut said, "I'm glad it's over and that Bill will be coming home to his mother soon." Army Had No Comment The Army had no comment, but military observers said Girard probably would have received much harsher treatment from the Army had he been tried by a court-martial for the death. The Army charge probably would have been second degree murder or manslaughter, they said. Judge Yuzo Kawachi, head of the three-man court at Maebashi, admonished Girard in his final opinion to "turn over a new leaf and stop taking light hearted action" so he could "grow into bigger and better manhood." Army authorities said Girard would leave for the United States "shortly" after expiration of the two-week waiting period. Girard already has. made arrangements to take Candy, his 29-year-old Japanese wife, back to the States with him. Photographer Sues Actor SANTA MONICA (UP)— Actor Jack Palance faced a 515,116 suit today for attacking a newspaper photographer outside Superior durt on Sept. 6. The suit was filed Monday by George O'Day of the Los Angeles Herald-Express. He said the 37- year-old actor struck him "about the head and body" as he attempted to take his picture before Palance was to appear in court to contest his estranged wife's alimony and child support requests. O'Day asked $7,500 actual damages, $7,500 special damages and $116 for medical expenses. Two Killed As Train Jumps Track On Detour MED FORD, Mass. (UP) — The Montreal to Boston passenger train Red Wing jumped, the tracks on an overpass today and one of the cars catapulted into a five-story brick warehouse. The Iocomo tive toppled to the street, brushing one moving automobile and barely missing a second. The engineer and fireman were killed. Eight other persons were injured and scores were shaken up. The Boston & Maine Railroad combination passenger-freight was carrying about 350 passengers. The wreck occurred during a drizzle on a curving detour section of track. Repair work was under way on the main track. The railroad said in a statement that "preliminary inquiry at the scene of the accident indicates that there was no equipment defect, but that the train was going at excessive speed in a restricted speed area..." Pineau Seeks Commitment On Arms To Tunisia WASHINGTON (UP) — French (Foreign Minister Christian Pineau today seeks a commitment from the United States limiting shipment of arms to Tunisia to just enough to equip the country's 4,000-man army. Pineau, here for personal talks I with Secretary of State John Foster Dulles, said anything over that figure would be sure to end up in the hands of Algerian rebles. The arming of Tunisia by the U. S. and Britain, who acted to 'head off importation of Soviet bloc arms, has "compromised" the solidarity of Atlantic nations, Pineau said. He expressed hope the meeting with Dulles would result in a mutually acceptable arms formula. The United States is eager to get things patched up before the North Atlantic Treaty Organization meeting in Paris next month. Pineau was reported seeking Dulles' help in bringing about a general French-Tunisian agree- jment on outstanding problems between France and her former protectorate. Such an agreement could provide the new French government a way out of its near-crisis prompted by the arms shipments, which France fears will help the [nationalist rebels in Algeria. Authorities said Dulles probably would react favorably. Gaillard Wins Confidence Vote, Despite Strike PARIS (UP) — Premier Felix Gaillard won a vote of confidence in the National Assembly tonight or a bill granting him emergency financial powers to raise taxes and control wages and prices. The official vote count was announced as 255 to 191, with 51 abstentions. The new Premier's decisive majority no doubt was helped along by a French desire to unite in the face c[ the crisis caused in the Western alliance by Anglo-American arms shipments to Tunisia. It came with the nation gripped in the paralysis of a -24-hour strike by more than a million government workers in protest against existing wage freeze policies. Several thousands angry workers converged on the Place de la Concorde in the heart of Paris several hours before the deputies voted. But heavy police lines prevented the crowd from reaching the assembly building. Santa re. Union Reach Agreement, No Strike CHICAGO (UP)-Federal mediator Francis A. O'Neill Jr. today said an agreement has been reached, between 15 non operating railroad unions and the Santa Fe Railway, ending a threatened walkout. O'Neill, chairman of the National Mediation Board, said representatives of both sides came to terms after prolonged conferences. Chief union negotiator George E. Leighty termed the agreement a victory for the organization" and said it provides for the union shop and includes no reference to the use of union funds for political purposes. Fred G. Gurley, chief executive officer of the Atchison Topeka and Santa Fe, said the agreement provides that all present nonunion employes and new employes will not be required to become full members, but will be required to pay dues, fees and assessments. "As in any other matter on which differences of opinion occur,' the Santa Fe and union representatives have found a common meeting ground and reached an agreement acceptable to both sides," Gurley said. Strike action which would have cripped the railroad's operation had been set for Friday, following a referendum in which the union members voted for the walkout. The 15 nonoperating unions, with a membership of about 42,000, expected other railway employes to respect their picket lines. . Dulles Sees Missile Bases In Europe If IRBM Bases Would Be Feasible, U.S. Will Seek Sites WASHINGTON (UP) — Secretary of State John Foster Dulles said today the United States is thinking of creating several nuclear stockpiles in convenient locations in NATO countries. He also said the U. S. probably will explore the possibility of establishing missile bases in continental European countries similar to those agreed to with Britain. , Dulles said, however, the U.S. does not now have operational intermediate range ballistic missiles (IRBM) ready for basing abroad. He said he supposes it will be about the end of 1958 before they will be available for such purposes. Dulles said the U. S. probably will first discuss setting up missiles bases in Europe with Gen. Lauris Norstad, supreme allie'd commander of Europe. Then if those discussions indicate the IRBM bases would be feasible, the U.S. would talk with the foreign governments involved about actual locations. Dulles' missile base remarks were made at his weekly news conference. A reporter said that some European allies don't want U.S. long-range missiles on their soil for fear of Soviet retaliation. In reply, Dulles said the U. S. is not going to force missiles on any nation that doesn't want them. Furthermore, he said, Norstad told him only about two days ago ^ that these missiles are very |jnuch desired by America's NATO allies. Dulles added that the allies' would have very considerabie participation in the handling of these missiles. In other news conference developments Dulles: —Expressed«hope that Adlai E. Stevenson, Democratic presidential candidate in 1952 and 1956, will come up with ideas and suggestions of his own that will help administration planning for next month's NATO summit conference in Paris. Dulles said Stevenson will be free, to comment publicly on administration proposals but he hopes that Stevenson in doing so will act with due regard for advancing the strength and unity of the Free World. Dulles made this statement when asked who will decide whether Stevenson makes oublic criticism of administration proposals. —Said he hopes to allay French fears that western arms delivered to Tunisia- would find their way to Algerian rebels. Dulles also said he wants to avert future misunderstandings that might grow out of the U.S.-British action in sending small arms shipments to Tunisia. He disclosed that this country thought, right up to the morning of Nov. 14, that France herself would deliver weapons to Tunisia. He said U. S. planes waiting in Libya to carry arms ,to Tunisia were unloaded. The U.S. subsequently delivered arms when France did not. Air Force Ban On Comment Ends WASHINGTON (UP)"— Assistant Defense Secretary Murray Snyder said, today that a ban on potentially embarrassing Air Force comment on space satellites has been lifted. Snyder told the House Information Subcommittee that the Oct. 9 order, issued to officers of the Air Research and Development Command five days after Russia launched its first Sputnik, violated Defense Department information policies. He said he hoped the official whoUssued it would be "censured." Snyder denied knowing anything about another Air Force order, issued by the same official Oct. 17 ( which indicated that President Eisenhower may personally have ordered a gag-rule on all comments on this country's satellite program. The official who issued both orders was Harold M. Helfman, deputy director of information of the Air Research and Development Command, Baltimore, Md. TO BUILD BOSPORUS BRIDGE NEW YORK (UP)-Dr. David B. Steinman, designer of the recently 'opened, 7,400-foot, 100 million dollar Mackinac suspension bridge in Michigan, said Monday he has been awarded a 50 million dollar^cpntract to design a bridge , across the bosporus at Istanbul, Turkey.

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