Redlands Daily Facts from Redlands, California on April 29, 1965 · Page 1
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<Dai facts 75th Year Phone 793-3221 REDLANDS, CALIFORNIA, THURSDAY, APRIL 29 : 1965 $1.50 Per Month Twenty Pages 10 Cents TTV ^•", "•% ••- '. UNDER WATER - Tiny Milan, Illinois, population 3,000, was partly covered with water when flood waters surged through weakened dikes early Wednesday. A secondary & dike is under construction in anticipation of new emergencies. Milan is located on the Rock river near its juncture with the Mississippi. (UPI Telephoto) Marines in Santo Domingo to rescue U.S. refugees SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico [President Juan Bosch, now in: there were reports several po- (UP-D—U.S. Marines took up combat positions around the Polo Ground refugee center in Santo Domingo today to protect Americans caught up in the Republic insurrec- Dominican tion. The U.S. Marine landing was the first in Latin America since exile in San Juan, and military Ilicemen and other persons were units which deposed him in 1963. A rebel move to return him to power began last Saturday. The so-called loyal force arrayed against the Bosch supporters are under command of air force Brig. Gen. Elias Wes- 1D28 when they landed in Gua-; 5in y Wessin. They'appeared to temala. ihave an edge over the Bosch Street fighting was reported| forces and Wednesday declared ! - the heart of the capital apparently prematurely, that where rebel forces were strongly entrenched. So far the Marines have not been directly in lined against the wall in downtown Santo Domingo and shot while the crowds chanted "paredon! paredon'." (to thei wall! to the wall!) River crest inching up at Rock Island Strong earthquake hits Pacific Northwest, 2 dead SEATTLE (UPI)—A strong, rolling earthquake shook the Pacific Northwest today from the Washington-Oregon line to Kalispell, Mont., and at least two persons were killed. Adolphus Lewis, Seattle, age undetermined, was killed when part of a building fell on him. Raymond Haughton, 52, was killed when a wooden water tower, 14 stories high, collapsed at the Fisher Flouring Mills on Harbor Island here. Eugene Goulet was hospitalized in poor condition from injuries suffered when he was hit by debris from the water tower. An elderly woman resident of the Hotel Olympian in Olympia, Wash., died of a heart attack during the quake. Another woman fainted. Steven Caoughtry, 21, and his wife, Pauline, 27, were injured when the brick facade fell from a building on 1st Ave. South here and crushed their car. Caoughtry was taken to Kins County Hospital where attendants reported his condition as "unsatisfactory." Mrs. Caough- try was being checked for a possible neck injury. Witnesses said their car was squeezed to about half its original size and the windshield was "popped out" of the vehi- cle. Firemen had to cut the couple out of the car. Gov. Dan Evans ordered the capitol at Olympia, 60 miles south of here, evacuated. He said the building would remain closed until a more complete assessment of damage could be made. "I'm closing the building for the day at least," he said. The quake, the strongest temblor recorded in the Pacific Northwest since the 1949 temblor in which seven were killed, caused the huge chandelier in the Capitol's rotunda to sway in an arc of approximately one foot. The bronze chandelier weighs five tons and is supported from the 185-foot high rotunda dome ceiling on a 100-foot length of chain. It was the first quake to make the chandelier sway since 1949. The quake, recorded at an intensity of 7 on the Richter scale, caused the 600-foot high Space Needle in Seattle to sway to and fro. Gas mains broke in Seattle and Puyallup, about 30 miles to the south. Police closed one street in Tacoma so debris could be cleared away. All traffic on the Tacoma Narrows Bridge was stopped, at least temporarily, on orders from the Highways Department. A department spokesman said bolts on the bridge were sheared and one light pole was down. All glass in the roadway lights on the bridge was broken. Engineers were making a foot-by-foot examination of the bridge. Several schools in Seattle and in other cities were closed for the day because of damage to the buildings. There were no immediate reports of injuries to students. No major damage was reported in Oregon, Director of Civil Defense Robert Sandstrom said, But the quake was felt in widespread areas. The fourth floor of the Capitol in Salem swayed and chairs and tables moved around. The quake swayed buildings in downtown Portland and some items were tumbled from shelves and a window was broken. The temblor was felt in Tillamook and Coos Bay on the Oregon coast. Pacific Northwest Bell Telephone Co. said its wires were flooded with calls and asked the public to please refrain irom using the telephone temporarily so official and emergency calls could get through. Officials said it was believed :o be the strongest earthquake here since the April 13, 1949, temblor in which seven persons were killed. Customers in the Spark Restaurant at Olympia left their coffee and breakfast on the counter and rushed into the street when the ceiling plaster cracked, the dust littered the Ulterior of the establishment. Other downtown restaurants, shops and banks also were quickly emptied. PASADENA (UPI)—The earthquake which struck the Pacific Northwest today was described by CalTech scientists as the largest to hit the Puget Sound area in 16 years. After a preliminary study of instruments. Dr. Charles Richter said the temblor registered 6.5 on the Richter scale here, beginning at 8:31.58 a.m. pdt. He placed the distance at 1,100 miles from Pasadena. Richter said the largest previous earthquake in recent history in the same area was on April 13, 1949, and registered 7 on the Richter scale of 10. Mariner sets new record WASHINGTON (UPI) — The United States today broke the long distance space radio communication record held for more ROCK ISLAND, 111. (UPI) — jthan two years by the Russians. The crest of the century's worst Mississippi flood inched by here today and residents expressed cautious optimism in their fight against the river. "Unless something tragic The Marines' landing was an- 1 happens, it looks as though we mnced Wednesday night bv|may have it licked," Rock Is- door meeting of the Organiza-1 man said, tion of American States (OAS)! "We are At 1 a.m. pdt the Mars-bound Mariner 4 spacecraft was broadcasting signals to earth over a Major battle threatens over new obscenity law By DE VAN L. SHUMWAY SACRAMENTO (UPI) — A major battle threatened in the distance of more than 6S mil- Assembly today over legislation linn miio= to beef up California's anti- lion miles. The old 'record was set by Ule ! obscenity laws. Soviet Mars probe launched central figure jscmblyman E. Richard President Johnson.' A" closed! land Mayor Morris E. Muhle-ldays of flight, the Russian! R ' San . Die S°- a former Navj (spacecraft transmitcd its last ! chaplain, and s vigorous op holding our own," jreported message at a distance: P onent of obsccn e literature and .. Mayor James of more than 65 million miles.IS"" 1 ' 6 movies. the revolution was crushed. The military overthrew Boschi er - u - s ambassador to began todav in Washington to Moline, 111.. ..._„_. ... „„ „ explain the "action. The meeting Arndt said, "but you don't win That probe lost its voice long) Barne s called newsmen to his was called bv Ellsworth Bunk-U battle like this. The river al- before it reached the vicinity ofj°| flce Wednesday afternoon to the have fired no shots. An estimated 400 Dominicans have ben killed and another 1,200 reported wounded in the fighting. No American casualties have been reported. officials in Washington {rom in mmgo reported some looting and sacking in residential dis- ways wins. We can just be thankful the damage wasn't So or 58 million." In East Molinc, the 600 persons still out of their homes clamored to get back into their arriving in San Juan Sed^TlrUn^ "P° rt residences. But police said they forms were "carbon copies" of Castro's revolutionaries. A force of 400 marines land- . said health conditions were; needed the whole force to pa"terrible" and hospitals over-jtrol floodwalls and waterworks crowded with wounded lying oniand could not offer assistance. jthe floor. The fighting was between ed Wednesday night to protect! A spokes m a n for Bosch said leftist forces loyal to ousted; 'he 1,300 Americans still ras h had rece j ved wor[ j {rom Weather Redlands Today (2 p.m. reading) Highest 95, Lowest 59 One Year Ago Highest 58, Lowest 49 Tomorrow's Sunrise and Sunset 6:01 a.m. — 7:32 p.m. No smog, allowable burning. Santo Domingo after 1,000 were Santo Domi that (he ^ s fim U M • Wednesday - Another Marines are .. doi , heir dut ,1,400 Marines were available. and so far are not imerferin the red planet. The Americans and other for- jcign nationals were herded into [the Polo Grounds across the from the Ambassador seven miles from the jscene of the heaviest fighting in downtown Santo Domingo. The Polo Grounds themselves were (street : Hotel. tonight 50-55. U.S. Weather Bureau Noon Forecast Generally sunny warm weather is expected to continue over Southern California Friday and Saturday. There will be fog and low clouds along and off the coast during night and early morning hours. A trend toward farther inland penetration will develop and increase Friday night and Saturday. Following are high temperature forecasts for agricultural areas issued by the Weather Bureau Agricultural station at Pomona for today and Friday: Redlands — 89, Riverside—91, , Corona — 94, Pomona — 92, / Santa Ana — 85, San Fernando — 95, Santa Paula — 82, Escondido — 95. Temperatures and precipitation for the 24-hour period end- or meddling in the affairs of] Iowa, that was expected the Dominican Republic. " ""'— "" " "" ~ :li: Col. Francisco Camano, described as chief of the pro- Bosch "constitutional forces" in Santo Domingo, said by telephone the Marines were observing a policy of strict neutrality. Camano claimed his forces dominated the situation in San- being used for a helicopter ferry service. Reports from Washington to Domingo "at this moment" said the French government and had seized control of a number of police precincts and ing at 4 a.m. Boston' Chicago Cincinnati Denver Des Moines Fairbanks Fort Worth Helena Honolulu Kansas City Las Vegas Los Angeles Minneapolis New York Omaha Palm Springs Sacramento Salt Lake City San Francisco Seattle Washington High Low Preeip. 52 42 59 66 58 36 68 76 64 85 92 59 60 62 85 71 58 58 57 45 38 37 41 38 29 43 45 73 44 59 62 40 50 45 '67 50 52 52 39 46 ship to the Dominican Republic to evacuate French citizens. The Washington dispatch quoting reliable sources said surrounded national police headquarters. He said his forces had captured several of Wessin's tanks. Under Johnson's orders, Marines move swiftly WASHINGTON (UPI) — U. S. Marines were in the Dominican Republic today in an attempt to rescue up to 1,000 Americans and other foreign nationals caught in the bloody revolt in that Caribbean island nation. Moving swiftly under orders of President Johnson, 405 Marines from a U. S. naval task force landed at the capital, Santo Domingo, mostly by helicopter. They evacuated 176 Americans Wednesday night from the city's polo field and 21 from the nearby port of Haina. Further rescue operations were expected with the first light today. U. S. officials estimated that in addition to the 1,000 Americans remaining in Santo Domingo there were 1,000 more Americans living in other sections of the country. They were not reported in danger, and there were many who had long lived there who wanted to stay. Tourists Get Priority American tourists — including a jazz band and a brewers' convention — and wives and children of U. S. officials were given first priority in the evacuation. The Marines were authorized to defend themselves if attacked. As of early today, how- ever, they had been involved in no shooting incidents. About 1,000 more Marines were aboard U. S. navy vessels offshore in case they were needed. The landing Wednesday night marked the first time since 1928 that the United States had sent Marines to a Latin American country. An emergency meeting of the Organization of American States (OAS) was called here today at the request of the United States and other member nations to discuss the grave situation in the Dominican Republic. Mission Is Protection President Johnson, announcing the move in a sudden, crisp television appearance Wednesday night, said the Marines' mission was simply to "give protection to the hundreds of Americans who are still in the Dominican Republic and to escort them safely back to this country." U. S. officials said the force, called the 6th Marine Expeditionary Unit, would not support any Dominican faction or intervene in the country's internal affairs. But they would st a y as long as needed for protection oi Americans. Typhoid vaccinations were scheduled at Oquawka, Albany and Andalucia, 111., small downstream communities. Workers put the finishing touches on a 3,500-foot levee at Muscatine, to keep waters off a S50 million area of farmland, industry and residences. With the century's worst Mississippi floods three weary weeks old, the worst was still to come for many Iowa, Illinois and Missouri river cities. Rock Island and its sister Quad Cities fought a final day against the river crest, which was already pushing downstream. Water covered 280 blocks in the four industrial cities here and drove 4,000 persons from their homes. The river was expected to start falling off slowly here tonight. Next ia line were Burlington and Keokuk, Iowa; Quincy, 111., and Hannibal, Mo. Even before the crest, the (Continued on page 2) Knight calls for GOP united front LOS ANGELES (UPI) — California Republicans should present a "united front" at the United Republicans of California (UROC) convention in Sacramento this weekend, according to former Gov. Goodwin J. Knight. Knight made his plea Wednesday after UROC vice chairman Richard Davis denounced pending convention resolutions to impeach Chief Justice Earl Warren and read U.S. Sen. Thomas H. Kuchel out of the party. Davis is seeking the chairmanship of the UROC. "If the Republicans are to win in California," Knight said, "the party must present a united front. It should not boo candidates or office holders just because we do not agree with many of their stands. The former governor recalled that some.delegates booed a telegram from ex-San Francisco Mayor George Christopher at the recent California Republican Assembly convention in Sail Di- Government forces kill 231 in three assaults SAIGON (UPI)—Government forces aided by armed U.S. helicopters have killed 231 Communist guerrillas and captured 57 in three major assaults against the Viet Cong, a U.S. military spokesman reported today. Two of the operations were airborne and amphibious assaults against Communist train- ng centers in the Mekong delta iO and 80 miles south of Saigon. The third major attack was against Viet Cong positions in Quang Nam province 370 miles northeast of Saigon and west of Da Nang. In the air war, a force of 57 U.S. Air Force, Navy and South Vietnamese planes carried out a successful series of strikes against bridges, highways and communications in North Viet NTam. All planes returned safely and there was little antiaircraft fire. In Sydney, the Australian government announced it was sending a battalion of about 800 combat troops to South Viet tfam to aid the Americans and Vietnamese in the war against ;he Viet Cong. Australia now has about 100 advisers and transport pilots in South Viet Nam. The largest government offensive began Wednesday in Kien Hoa Province with a combined air-amphibious operation along the Song Co Luong River, one of the mouths of the Mekong, about 50 miles south of Saigon. ethical" manner down terms for charge that fellow Assemblyman George N. Zenovich, D- Fresno, had acted in an "un- by laying a favorable vote in the Criminal Procedure Committee. And he told newsmen he may, if necessary, try to shove his bill to tighten anti-smut laws from the Criminal Procedure Committee to the floor. This action has been tried twice in recent years—and failed both times. House rules require a lawmaker to serve notice three days in advance that he is going to try to bypass a committee. Then, on the day he makes the attempt, he needs at least 41 votes—a majority of the membership. Two recent attempts to take' the unusual action also came on anti-smut bills. Assemblyman Charles E. Chapel, R- Palos Verdes Estates, tried two years ago and Assemblyman Louis Francis, R-San Mateo, who since has left the legislature, attempted it in 1959. The Criminal Procedure Committee Tuesday night voted to send to the Assembly floor an anti-pornography bill authored by the committee chairman, Assemblyman Pearce Young, D- Napa. Zenovich furnished the final vote needed for approval. But he drew a commitment from Young that the bill would stay unchanged throughout the legislative process—or be dropped entirely. The Young bill attaches an explanation to current state law, adopted in 1961, saying material cannot be judged obscene if it is "utterly without redeeming social importance." District attorneys say they cannot prosecute under this language, lifted from a 1957 Supreme Court decision. Young's measure would qualify the phrase to say that the social importance must be a "substantial part" of the alleg- edly obscene matter or is connected with its "dominant theme." Later, however, Barnes objected to the Zenovich-forced no-amendment restriction. The committee changed its mind and rescinded the vote on both the Young Bill and another measure by Barnes killed a week ago. Young said action would be taken later on both— but set no date. Zenovich said his action was not only ethical but agreements of that nature are made "every day, on the floor and in committee." He won support from Assembly Speaker Jesse M. Unruh, D-Ing!ewood. Unruh also said he would resist any attempt by Barnes to carry his fight directly to the floor. Barnes also charged that five of the six Democrats on the 10- member committee — excluding Young—had blocked tighter obscenity control laws in the past and "have again disregarded the mandate of the people." Meanwhile, Assembly Republicans discussed the matter at a caucus. A spokesman said they were "very concerned about the fact that anti-pornography legislation is not mov- Brown urges bills to halt farm labor shortage SACRAMENTO (UPI) — Gcv. Edmund G. Brown has urged passage of two bills he said would help wipe out deficiencies in farm labor housing. The governor made the appeal in an address he delivered this morning at a special conference on farm housing at the state fairgrounds. It is clear, he said, that efforts to recruit domestic workers "are being badly hamperec by the lack of adequate family- type housing." Free speech at Johnson explains need for dispatching Marines DC now free student union BERKELEY (UPIl—The University of California's Berkeley campus soon will be without the 'free speech movement" (FSM), the rebel student group which has fought the school administration for the past seven months. The demise of the FSM and the creation of a new group, the "free student union" (FSU), was announced Wednesday to a crowd of about 2,000 at a noon rally on the steps of Sproul Hall, birthplace of the old organization. Leaders of the new group— many of whom were active in the FSM—said the FSU would be "more broad-based, larger, tightly-knit and have as its major weapon the threat of a student strike." Roger Blewett, 24, a student from Manhattan Beach, said the FSU would be "the direct enemy" of the school's board of regents. He also called upon the students to fight "the ignorant, misunderstanding public." There was no comment on the formation of the new group from university officials. WASHINGTON (UPI) - The White House said today that President Johnson's dispatch of Marines to the Dominican Republic was solely to protect American lives. Press Secretary George E. fleedy made the statement when asked about reports that the action was taken to prevent a Castro - directed Communist takeover of the Latin American country. Reedy cited Johnson's statement Wednesday night that he had ordered the Marines in to protect the lives of Americans and' other foreigners in Santo Domingo. Asked about the Communist takeover reports, he said: "The reason that the President gave n his statement is the reason. The official statement that was made was an accurate reflection of the facts that were presented to the legislators last night." Before announcing the Marine landing Wednesday night, Johnson and Central Intelligence Director William F. Raborn briefed congressional leaders oi Quote of Day HONOLULU — U.S. Marine commandant Gen. Wallace Greene, on the role of the Ma rines in Viet Nam: "The problem in Viet Nam will not be solved by arithmetic or numbers, but by fighters and that's what we have there now." summoning the and Republican both parties at the White House. Tass, the official Soviet news agency, charged today that the United States had "grossly interfered" in the internal affairs o£ the Dominican Republic. Reedy told newsmen that the President had been following developments in the Dominican Republic "very closely' throughout the morning. He said, however, that any further 'details on the situation woule come from the State Department. The Chief Executive's order Wednesday night to send a Marine force to protect Americans and other foreigners caught in he Dominican upheaval climaxed a long day of White louse meetings with top diplomatic and military advisers. Then, shortly before 7 p.m. EOT, calls went forth from the executive mansion to offices, lomes and banquet halls around he capital, democratic eaders of Congress to a hurried meeting. Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey was leading the sing- ng of "Happy Birthday" at a Capitol Hill party for 83-year- old Rep. Barratt O'Hara, D-I11., when he was called. Johnson himself had hoped to drop in on the gathering but iiad to pass it up. Senate Republican Leader Everett M. Dirksen, 111., was called away from a $500-a-plate GOP fund-raising dinner in his tionor. This prompted former Vice President Richard M. Nixon, a guest at the dinner, to say, "if we need a slogan in 1966, it should be 'Johnson needs more Republicans in the House and Senate'." It was Dirksen, too, who gave newsmen their first solid clue as to the reason for the hastily called conference. The Illinois lawmaker told newsmen when he returned to his testimonial banquet that the big question was: "What do we dp Do we send in the Marines?

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