Redlands Daily Facts from Redlands, California on April 30, 1965 · Page 1
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75th Year Phone 793-3221 REDLANDS, CALIFORNIA, FRIDAY, APRIL 30, 1965 $1.50 Per Month Twenty-Four Pages 10 Cents RUBBLE — Severe earthquake hits Seattle Thursday and police block off arear near the Union Station after cornices and part of the wall of the building collapses. (UPI Telephoto) CONFERENCE OPENS ATHENS, Greece (UPI) —A three - day conference of the North Atlantic Treaty Organiza-' lion's parliamentarians opened Thursday with conferences on means of bettering East - West relations. Authorities assessing damage of earthquake Marine unit drives into heart of Santo Domingo SANTO DOMINOGO, Dominican Republic (UPD—A U.S. Marine armored column drove jnto the heart of Santo Domingo today to seal off the U.S. Embassy from the civil war rag- ng nearby. The Marines were jacked by U.S. paratroopers Qow in earlier today. At the same time a column of .oyal Dominican infantry and tanks rumbled past the embassy toward strongpoints held by the Communist-infiltrated forces trying to restore ousted President Juan Bosch to power. The Marines in near battalion strength—about 400 men with eight armored troops carriers, five tanks and three trucks preceded by a line of riflemen—moved out from the U.S. staging area at the Ambassador Hotel Polo Grounds about seven miles from the embassy. Military sources said they would set up a roadblock near the embassy, where rebel snipers opened lire on Marine guards Thursday night. There are a total of 4,200 American fighting men in Santo Domingo—1,700 Marines and 2,500 members of the Army's 82nd Airborne Division. The paratroopers landed early to day in a mission aimed at saving American lives. Small arms fire and the boom of artillery sounded throughou downtown Santo Domingo which is mostly in the hands of rebel soldiers and armed civili- ans backed by a number of po- itical groups loyal to Premier Fidel Castro of Cuba. The Loyalist Dominican :roops whose commander is Gen. Elias Wessin y Wessin were so nervous as they moved nto the battle zone they even 'ired at a moving dog. Most of the Americans in Santo Domingo have been evacuated to Puerto Rico, but about 800 are believed still in he Dominican Republic. Twen- ,y-three members of the U.S. Peace Corps were still living in the city. The 4,200 Americans outnumbered remaining American nationals by about four-to-one. An estimated 1,500 Americans of :he 2,300 originally estimated in the country have been evacuated. (In Washington, military sources said additional U.S. troops have been alerted to move into the Dominican republic if and \vhen needed. (High Washington officials continued to insist that the troops were mainly to protect American lives in the strife- torn Dominican capital. Bui they obviously were concernec about the prospect of Castro- dominated Communists taking over the rebel movemeni there.) U.S. Embassy officials here isaid the Marines and paratroop iers had taken no action to en gage the rebel forces, but had jeen authorized to defend themselves if attacked. The embassy said : "law and order have ceased to exist" in Santo Domingo where at least 100 Dominicans have been cilled and 1,200 wounded since Saturday. No Americans have been wounded so far, but the State Department announcement said 'U. S. and other nationals who remain in the city are in the most serious danger." America's use of troops to protect its citizens drew alarmed protests from political eaders in a number of Latin American countries. The Organization of American States called new - world foreign ministers to a meeting in Washing ton Saturday to consider the situation. First Clash The first American clash with the rebels occurred Thursday, when Marine guards at the U.S. Embassy killed at least two and perhaps four of a band of snipers who were shooting at the embassy. Loyal Dominican troops in the area killed three more of the snipers. At least five Latin American embassies here also came under attack, with unannounced results. The paratroopers, two battalions of the Army's 82nd Airborne Division, landed at San Isidro Airbase outside Santo Domingo. San Isidro, the headquarters of loyalist forces led ay air force Brig. Gen. Elias Wessin y Wessin, is the only operational airfield in the area. 048 z7 1 1 Dominican Ifm 4-30 047 1st add xxx the area. The Marines began landing Wednesday from a naval task force led by the helicopter carrier Boxer which was sent in to provide transportation for American and other foreign civilians who wanted to leave the country. Refugees Leave More than 1,000 refugees were ferried to Puerto Rico Wednesday, and others continued to leave in diminishing numbers. Marine fliers brought in food and medical supplies yesterday for loyalist forces. U.S. officials said food and medicines will be made available for civilians as soon as a cease-fire can be arranged. Savage street fighting was reported in downtown Santo Domingo Thursday and Thursday night, but the area around the U.S. Embassy was quiet after the brush with the snipers. Wessin's loyalists, including air and naval units as well as a substantial part of the army, were fighting rebel troops and armed civilians, some of them teen-agers, who are seeking to restore ousted ex-President Juan Bosch to power. Weather Redlands Today (2 p.m. Reading) Highest 86, Lowest 53 One Year Ago Highest 61, Lowest 50 Tomorrow's Sunrise and Sunset 6 a.m.— 7:32 p.m. Light smog, no burning Saturday, Sunday, Monday San Bernardino Valley: Mostly sunny Saturday but fog and low clouds late night and early morning hours. Lows tonight 50- • SEATTLE. Wash. (UPI) — cd the Pacific Northwest 1 if damage warranted it. He ! Authorities today awaited an'including part of Canada,; said, however, a full assess- i assessment of earthquake dam-! Thursday causing destruction: ment might take three days. ! age in four northwestern states! mounting into the millions ofj The quake, which hit at 8:29| . , j to see if they qualified for fed-j dollars. _ _ ; a.m. PDT (11:20. EOT), wasj 111 trPITIPn(|QlJS oral assistance under a presi-i Gov. Dan Evans of Washing-:fclt throughout Washington,! dential "disaster area" procla-|ton, who spoke to President! northern Idaho, northern Cremation. Five persons died Johnson by telephone Thursday, j gon, western Montana and sou- in the said he would claim western; them British Columbia. twisting earthquake which jolt-1 Washington a "disaster area" Day in Sacramento Seismologists said it was centered in the northeast corner of Mason County, Wash., about 40 i miles southwest of here. Space Needle Additional troops alerted I for Dominican Republic sway from 'quake SEATTLE, Wash. <UPI> — It WASHINGTON (UPI)— Additional U.S. troops were on alert today to move into the Dominican Republic if needed to rein- was 8:29 a.m., feeding time for] force the 4,200 Marines and | the animals at Woodland Park Pa«tn»pers already there to ..evacuate Americans and other By United Press International The Governor Taxes—Calls for rejection of "fiscal fairy tales" that say taxes are business. bad for California U.S. Weather Bureau Noon Forecast Mostly sunny weather with occasional high clloudiness is expected for the weekend in Southern California except for low clouds and local fog during night and morning hours in the!San Luis Obispo County, coastal areas. i Senate (April 29) reapportioned out of their seats. Assembly (April 29) Measures approved: Damage was centered princi-! Zoo an d breakfast lime for 25° f 0 r ei en na t onals ally in four western Washing ,..„„„„ ,„ tho r «, allran i aiOD „ S ." na ona ! s ' pally j Everett and Olympia. women in the restaurant atop ithe 600-foot Seattle Space Nee- The damage total climbed die. Regents — 70-2, constitutional: s t ea djiy as re p 0r t s continued to At that moment, the earth- amendment requiring University of California Board of Regents Departments and Agencies j l ° no 'd opening meetings (AC Braceros — Employment Di- 19 Petris). rector Albert B. Tieburg endorses request for 110 Mexican come in. The Seattle public quake struck the zoo, the Space school system alone suffered' Needle and the whole Pacific damage estimated at Fires—66-2, permits reassessments of property destroyed by| j disastrous fires in Napa, Sono- than SI million. t t P <> « ^ ° r iast September (AB216 Young ). I !?°; Space Needle th# second, ]onel frigh t en ed orangutang Marriaes- 61-5 reuires 30- T 5oma Narros br ce >n! cowcred in a corner. Winds will be gusty, reaching 20-30 inph locally at times in Measures approved: Welfare — Tighten up state northern desert valleys and the j program of aid to needy chil- mountain areas. Temperatures will remain dren (SB786-88, 791, and SJR33 Sturgeon). Marriages— 61-5, requires 30-; day waiting period prior to Jr* " ew granting marriage license to' structures., around teen-agers (AB488 Stevens). Most damage was reported to CornmiUee"and"other"actions:I° Ider building. The ne\;.cr ones " Tn , cre Junior Colleges — Ways and I were virtually unscathc^ by thei^ 3 /' High Washington officials continued to insist that the mission was mainly to protect American lives in the rebellion- torn capital of Santo Dimingo. But they obviously were concerned about the prospect of Castro - dominated Communists taking over the rebel movement. Officials said there Was considerable Communist participation in the revolt, but pointed . .out other factions were involved 1 Atop the Space Needle, the| as well i women, too. were nervous. , Three km)wn Communist flr . more Northwest. Fear replaced hunger. Big cats leaped and scram- mild with a slight cooling trend in interior desert regions and a slight warming on Sunday in' coastal areas. | High readings will generally be in the 60s or low 70s along the coast and in most mountain resort areas, in the 80s in upper coastal and intermediate valleys, and will range from 80s in higher deserts to. near or just over 100 degrees in lower desert valleys. For the Saturday opening of fishing seasons in the high Sie- erra, some cloudiness but generally fair weather. Winds locally 20-30 mph during afternoon on lakes and in valleys open to the north and west. Early morning low temperatures 25-35 and afternoon highs 55-65 at 7,000-8,000- foot elevations. Early morning lows in the 40s and afternoon highs in the 70s near the 5,000- foot level. for the Newport to Ensenada yacht race, considerable low cloudiness but partial clearing in afternoons. Winds mostly light variable late evening through early morning hours becoming westerly 8-18 knots in afternoons. Five Day Forecast No precipitation with temperatures averaging five to 10 degrees above normal. Temperatures and precipitation for the 24-hour period end- Means Committee rejects bill to|'°ig temblor. Fireworks wreck streetcar Committee and other action: i gran t more state aid to junior Drugs — Finance committee | colleges. approves and sends to floor bill Beer— Government Organiza- raising penalties for illegal ped- tion Committee hears that bare ing at 4 a.m. Boston Chicago Cincinnati Denver Des Monies Fairbanks Fort Worth Helena Honolulu Kansas City Las Vegas Los Angeles Minneapolis New York Oklahoma City Omaha Palm Springs Sacramento Salt Lake City San Francisco Seattle Washington High Low Precip. 48 54 42 44 56 24 48 43 .04 73 .10 . 61 65 58 55 53 56 52 77 50 53 52 43 .03 47 68 66 63 77 80 33 76 64 83 81 90 87 76 72 82 84 84 79 58 64 69 dling of pep pills and tranquilizers. Benefits — Finance committee approves bill to grant immediate retirement pay to senators bosomed girls in beer bars are adversely influencing teen-agers. Committee delays action a week on bill to bar them from such establishments. USCG cutters to halt Viet Cong arms smuggling WASHINGTON (UPI) — The Coast Guard is entering the Vietnamese war In a move to bring its fast cutters into the battle against seaborne infiltration of Communist men and arms. A total of 17 high speed cutters — the terror of smugglers and lawbreakers along the U.S. Coast— and 200 specially trained Saturn goes on • sea voyage to Sacramento HUNTTNGTON BEACH (UPI) —The first Saturn S4B flight state, prototype of the vehicle which will send the Apollo spacecraft aloft, was scheduled today to begin a four-day land and sea journey. The 58 - foot long, 21.5 - foot wide S4B will be carried aboard the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) barge, Orion, to the Douglas Aircraft Co.'s test center in Sacramento. There it will undergo a final checkout, including a full duration static firing of its 200,000- pound thrust hydrogen fuel engine, before it is sent to Cape Kennedy, Fla. Launch is expected early next year. The S4B will be the third stage for Saturn V. It will provide the final power to put Apollo into- orbit around the earth. officers and men will be sent o Viet Nam. It will be the first war duty for the service since the Korean conflict 12 years ago. The Coast Guard said the cut- :ers would come from Woods Hole, Mass.(l); the New York area (3); Norfolk, Va. (2); St. Petersburg, Fla. (1); Galveston, Tex. (2); New Orleans (1); San PoArn fill if fl^ ^nn "FVanfM? rcUrO, \jallL, 1, «5 / i Odll £ i dtlclo co (2), and Seattle (2). The Defense and Treasury departments Thursday jointly an- lounced the decision to assign Coast Guard elements to the U.S. Navy to assist in expanded operations to counteract Red nfiltration by sea. The .Coast Guard normally is an arm of the Treasury Department, but it also is a branch of the armed force and may be assigned to the Navy by the President, During World War II, for example, Coast Guardsmen performed heroic service manning the landing craft for invasions in the Pacific and Europe. Navy vessels will transport the Coast Guard's men and ships to the operations area of the Vietnamese coast. It was not known when the cutters would be on the scene, however. The government announcement said the Coast Guard's long experience in enforcinj laws against smugglers anc otherwise protecting the U.S coasts "will enable . the Coasi Guard to protect against small fast smuggler boats- as well as disguised fishing boats which mingle ; with the familiar Viet namese fishing junks." NAPLES, Italy (UPI) —A rowerful blast injured 59 persons Thursday when a woman inadvertently dropped a bundle of fireworks under the wheels of a moving streetcar. At least 14 of the injured were hospitalized. The streetcar and tracks were badly damaged and windows were shattered in nearby buildings. Grennan, i hostess for a television show or- — iginating from the restaurant. "The tower was just going up and doivnj^feack and forth, making a loud^clattering noise like 'a big machine." At the zoo, Boho, the park i department's 580-pound gorilla, was making a "mess of every- tremendous| ga nizations have been identified "" "~ thing." "He would throw his food," said zookeeper Jack Alexander, "then skitter back and forth, bouncing off the walls and glass windows of his cage." Fifi, his 340-pound "wife," was calmer and stayed out of the way of her mate's rampages. Things were swinging at the Space Needle, too. National Guardsmen help volunteers shore up levee with the rebels — the Popular Socialist party, the Movimiento Popular Domincano and the pro-Castro 14th of June party. Broad Political Views At the outset of the uprising, le rebellion contained a borad pectrum of political views. A arge segment came from the oliiical party of exiled former 'resident Juan Bosch. At the time of his 1963 ouster, 'Osch was accused of being too olerant of the Communists but e ,has never been considered jy Washington to be an out ight Communist. Bosch's wife was in Washirig- on today and planned to hold in afternoon news conference, ihe said her husband is still in 'uerto Rico .but was in con- itant touch with his followers n the Dominican Republic. However, U.S. officials be- ieve that many of them took refuge in foreign embassies BURLINGTON, Iowa (UPI)— National Guardsmen and volunteers shored up a levee today in an effort to keep the Mississippi from spreading 10 feet of water over 27,500 acres of farmland. The river ran 21 feet at Burlington and kept that level for hours. Army Engineers said if this meant the crest had arrived it came 24 hours earlier and about three inches lower than expected. The main trouble spot in this area was at the Yellow Springs Creek levee, five miles north of Burlington. There 100 volunteers and 75 National Guardsmen packed sandbags around one of the highest levee in the region. Should the levee break, the Army Engineers said, water would flow 10 feet deep through the district, inundating an esti mated 300 farms. Power pole tips, a service station sign and the peaks of a few houses were the only vis ible remains of Gulfport, 111., across the river from Burlington. The town's 232 residents fled safely as the Mississippi engulfed their homes and fanned eight miles wide, claiming the town and nearly 30,000 acres ol rich Illinois farmland. The river lapped toward Burlington's Coast Guard station as it rose toward a record 21- foot crest expected here late today. Most of Burlington anc its 33,000 residents were safe atop a bluff but low-lying areas were flooded. River waters washed ovei much of nearby Gladstone, 111. a town of 340, and hammerec dikes guarding towns on both the Illinois and Iowa banks. Workers fortified a key dike at Niota, 111., a village about 20 miles south of here. About 141 of the town's 200 persons lef their homes. Authorities said a break in the levee would sub merge the town, push 100 more persons from their homes, floo< 1,200 acres of farmland and prevent use of the bridge be tween Niota and Fort Madison Iowa. It is the final remaining bridge link in a 125-mile spai from the Illinois-Iowa Quad Ci ties to Keokuk, Iowa, on th Missouri border. Volunteers used snow fence to splint a fractured levee fiv miles north of here. Worker filed sandbags on two othe Iowa dikes in the Burlington area including a 16-mile leve south of here protecting 17,00 acres of farmland. vhen the fighting intensified, thus giving the Communists increased control of the rebellion. In a Senate speech Thursday night. Sen. James 0. Eastland, D-Miss., said that if Bosch is returned to authority, it would >e a major victory for the Communists. U.S. officials said the Marines and paratroopers had taken no action to engage the rebel forces but were authorized to defend themselves if attacked )y snipers. They also reported .hat at least 1,500 persons, mainly Americans, had been evacuated from the island. At a meeting of the foreign ministers of the Organization of American States (OAS), Saturday the Johnson administration will try to enlist other Latin American countries to follow up ,he U.S. rescue mission with ong-lcrm moves to restore order and eventually restore constitutional government to the Caribbean nation. Military officials declined to give details of movements by U.S. naval vessels and troops bul said they were being placec in position to back up the landing of 1,700 Marines and 2,50( paratroopers of the Army's 82nc (all American) Airborne Divi sion. Those troops were now forming a ring of steel arount pockets of refugees in the rev olution-wracked city of Santo Domingo. The Reinforce Marines State Department early today that two battalions of the 82nd were airlifted to re inforce the Marines already on the island when it became clea that law and order had "cease( to exist" and U.S. and othei foreign citizens were in thi "most serious danger." Pope asks world leaders to hold negotiations VATICAN CITY (UPI)—Pope Paul VI issued the second encyclical of his reign today, urging world leaders to engage in "conversations and negotiations at all levels" lest current disputes "become so embittered as to degenerate into a bloody The pontiff called on Christians everywhere to unite in prayers for world peace in "the present especially grave hour." The papal document underscored the pontiff's deep concern over the strife in Viet Nam and other trouble spots around the world. In an encyclical entitled 'mense maio"—Latin meaning in the month of May — Pope Paul said there is currently a "dreadful spectacle" in certain parts of the world. He condemened "the agita tion, guerrilla warfare, acts oi war, ever growing hi extenl and intensity, which could at any moment produce the spark for a terrible fresh conflict." The Pope said the curren world situation "makes a ca for united prayer for the who! Ihristian people more than ever a matter of urgency." H urged prayers for the Ecumem cal Council, which opens it ts fourth and final sessio Sept. 14. The pontiff described the in ternational situation as "darker and more uncertain than ever now that grave new threats ar endangering world peace." "We beg all who hold respon sibility in public life not to n main deaf to the unanimous d sire of mankind which want peace," the Pope said. "We ask that they do all in their power to preserve th peace which is threatened." Pope Paul's first encyclic; was issued on Aug. 10, 1964 Titled "ecclesiam suain" (h church), it offered papal inte vention "where an opportune presents itself" to help solv "the universal question of wor peace.' Viet Nam troops capture rifles, machine guns SAIGON (UPI) — Government troops today captured a guerrilla arsenal of about 1,000 rand new rifles and machine- uns in the Mekong Delta and len repulsed a ferocious Viet ong counterattack aimed at ecovering the precious stores. In the air war U.S. Navy lanes bombed and strafed a 'orth Vietnamese arsenal only 5 miles south of Hanoi and at- acked an ammunition depot 15 miles further south. Fifteen uildings were destroyed and even damaged in the two raids 'hich left the area in flames. In another effort to cut off let Cong supplies the United tales ordered 17 high speed oast Guard cutters and 200 men to South Viet Nam to join le battle against seaborne in- Itration of Communist men nd arms. It is the first war ervice for the Coast Guard ince Korea. Major Sweep The arms cache was discov- red today during a major gov- rnment sweep aimed at clear- ng the Viet Cong from the lekong Delta. The Kien Hoa rovince operation began Vednesday with a combined mphibious and helicopter- 3orne assault against a sus- ected Viet Cong training area. The operation killed 86 guerillas and captured 31 the first but there have been no new casualty figures. In other military action: —A Viet Cong force estimated at 300 to 400 men struck a Special Forces outpost at Phu Hiep in Chau Due Province 100 miles west of Saigon and killed .6 government soldiers and wounded 14. Another three were reported missing. The defenders held their ground and the [uerrillas withdrew when a re- ief force arrived. Villagers >aid the guerrillas carried off 0 to 80 dead. —The Viet Cong mined a rail- •oad in Long Klianh Province 35 miles northeast of Saigon, derailing two cars of a train. The rest of the train was able to continue. In today's air strikes against the Communist North. 25 Sky- raiders and Skyhawks from the aircraft carrier Midway escorted by 14 jets hit the Thien Linh Dong army weapons depot with 19 tons of bombs and a barrage of rockets. Pilots reported 10 buildings destroyed and four others heavily damaged. Four railroad boxcars were knocked out. At about the same time, 26 Skyraiders and Skyhawks from the carrier Hancock rained about nine tons of 250-pound bombs on the Phui Qui ammunition depot 25 miles to the south. Pilots said five buildings were destroyed and two antiaircraft sites put out of commission. They reported one secondary explosion and said three additional: buildings suffered moderate damage. The Phui ' Qui strike planes (Continued on Page 6)

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