Redlands Daily Facts from Redlands, California on May 8, 1965 · Page 1
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facts 75th Year Phone 793-3221 REDLANDS, CALIFORNIA. SATURDAY, MAY 8, 1965 $1.50 Per Month Ten Pages 10 Cents ALL THAT WAS LEFT - Mrs. Melvin Sand, 70, finds keys to her front door hanging in a tree after a tornado struck. Her home, destroyed by the storm, is in background. Mrs. Sand is a resident of Fridley, a Minneapohs suberb which was hit by the tornado Friday. (UPl Teiephoto) Damage from tornado set at $10-million MINNEAPOLIS (UPI) — National Guardsmen protected tiie ruins of fashionable lakeshore homes from looters today and workers searched for more bodies in the wake of a tornado which killed at least 13 persons. Gov. Karl F. Rolvass said 19 persons were still unaccounted for. More than 400 were injured by the twisters which attacked two suburban areas Thursday night. The Red Cross said an aerial survey showed the tornadoes destroj'ed 312 homes, 20 farm buildings, 200 house trailers, several businesses, six apartment buildings under construction, one resort, one bowling alley and many boats. Damage was estimated at more than SIO million. It was the worst tornado disaster lo strike Minnesota since a 1919 series of twisters claimed 55 lives in the stale's western section. Aid. in the form of money; and manpower, continued moving into the lake shore areas west of Minneapolis and suburban areas north of the cily. The stricken area was added | to the flood disaster areas ofj the stale declared eligible forj Xt/iM^v federal aid by President John-| Ol TTIIIL son. Marine, giving can to children, kille By V. T. SON United Press International LE MY, South Viet Nam! (UPI)—Viet Cong guerrillas to-j day shot and killed a U.S. Marine who was helping lo distribute school books amd candy to children in this village, six miles north of Da Nang. The dead marine, a lance corporal, was struck across the chest and abdomen by automatic weapons fire from a house in one of three villages in this area. I was accompanying a six- man psychological warf are team, headed by a lieutenant colonel, when the Viet Cong opened up on us with heavy fire. I saw the Marine fall from the guerrilla gunfire in a rice field from which we were ap-j proaching. We had been through two villages distributing school books, candy, chewing gum and food. We were accompanied by the district chief, an Army captain, and about five Vietnamese soldiers. When we arrived at the third village the Viet Cong, estimated at about half a dozen, opened fire. Most of the fire came from a house. The corporal was hit and was bleeding badly. I helped carry him away. Cameraman Tram Dai Minh, of Independent Television of London, went to bring Marines to the assistance of the small psychological warfare team. The team included an intelligence scouts. It was one of the scouts who was killed by the Viet Cong fire. Minh walked about one mile to bring the relief force into this village, which had been a Viet Cong stronghold for many months. S.AIGON (UPI) — .\ force of 200 American jets heavily damaged three military targets in North Viet Nam today — an airfield, a barracks and a radar station. Other planes shot up Communist transportations including railways and highways. No major ground fighting was reported but a Navy construction battalion (Seabees) which landed Friday at Chu Lai beach 55 miles south of Da Nang to build a new jet airbasc were reported having trouble moving heavy equipment inland because of unusually soft sand. Murphy calls for ouster Johnson, via Early Bird, tells Europe of plans Segregationists hold out for acquittal jury ends murder trial of two Klansmen Hung HATOEVILLE. Ma. (UPI)Alabama Aiiy. Gen. Richmond Flowers said today Collie Leroy Wilkins Jr. "absolutely will be tried again," probably in September, for the murder of aiber of the council. White civil rights worker Mrs.; for acquittal and Selma lo Montgomery civil rights march led by Dr. Martin Luther King. Cheatham and Dan Lee, who said he also is a former mem- both voted their votes (Rowe's) testimony," Cheatham said. From the minute I walked into the jury room to begin deliberations I had my mind made up.'' The bookkeeper said he once belonged to the Citizens Council Viola Liuzzo. | resulted in the 10-2 deadlock i "but nobody has collected dues ., ,,,p,, I reported after the jury had de-;for two or three years and A1^|lr.\lLLh,. Ala, (UF11—(pj. nine'don't think it exists anymore in If Two fnrmci- members of the pro-segrcgalionisl (White) Citizens Council held out for aequit- thc county." Ku Klux Klan attorney Matt H. Murphy Jr., who represented Wilkins. looked on the deadlock as a loss. He said he gambled Breihnev pays tribute to Stalin in speech nine; hours in the case. Wilkins. 21. of Fairfield, Ala.. tat ir,.i^.,„ ^;„„ ti,„ I • , r'^"'' other Klansmen were lal Fiiday. causmg the rial of, ^, , • a Ku Klux Klansman for Ihe',,,,,^ j.,gj jnfor ant G u !^f a WwJrciv^'ri'^J^'lo^'''''^""'^^"''""'^' •'^i'" ^ ^^q"'"^' f"'- e, end in a hui. fiU'-atal the Klan for five ycarslyoung Klansman with an argu- ei. to end m a hung juiy. ,^0 Birmingham area. [ment based almost solely on One of (he two. Billy R., -i couldn't believe his'White supremacv. Cheatham, said. "I would have— ____ .stuck with an acquittal 'till hell froze over." C h e a t h a m. a bookkeeperj from Fort Deposit, Ala., said' he felt from the very beginning that an FBI informant, the prosecution's chief witness, was lying when he said he saw Klansman Collie Leroy Wilkins Jr.. 21, kill Mrs. Liuzzo. County solicitor Charleton Purdue said Friday night he and circuit solicitor Arthur S. Gamble Jr. would decide whether to try Wilkins again. Plan Another Trial "As of now, we plan to have another trial," Purdue said. Mrs. Liuzzo, 38-year-old mother of five from Detroit, and the wife of a Teamster official, was shot to death as she drove an automobile along U.S. Highway SO the night of JIarch 25. She was helping operate a shuttle service for Negroes who had. , participated in the controversial! U ^ Sniper shoots Marine near Santo Domingo S.WTO DOMINGO (UPI) A. U.S. Marine chief warrant officer was shot and killed at the nearby port of Haina Friday night when five rebel infiltrators tried to penetrate the Marine beach support area, a U.S. Marine spokesman reported today. The Marines opened fire on the intruders and drove them off but the spokesman said another infiltrator who came in by sea is believed to have hidden himself in the area. Sniping and other attacks on American positions wounded three paratroopers and a number of Dominican civilians. Solons divided on foreign aid WASHINGTON (UPI) — The House and Senate committees responsible for the foreign aid program were on opposite courses today over the future of U.S. assistance overseas. The House Foreign .'Mfairs Committee went on record Friday as stating that "the basic structure of the program was sound and should not be drastically revised.' This was in sharp opposition lo the view taken by lite Senale Foreign Relations Committee, which recently recommended that the program be ended in its present form two years from now. Tlie Senate group called for a blue-ribbon panel to study foreign aid during the next two years and present recommendations for a new program. The House committee argced that the present program was not MOSCOW (UPI) — Communist Party Fu'sl Secretary Leonid Brezlmev today paid tribute to late Dictator Josef Stalin by name in a rally marking the 20th anniversary of the defeat of the Nazis. It marked the first time in many years that a top Soviet leader had mentioned Stahn's name in a favorable context in public. Breazhnev said a defense committee headed by Stalin was set up to "organize all actions to rebuff the enemy." At this point the 6.000 spectators in the Palace of Congresses broke into a short burst of! which I peace. Brezhnev spoke after Defense Minister Marshal Malinovsky charged that .•American action in Viet Nam is endangering world peace and warned that Russia is taking steps to repulse "imperialists." Malinovsky said in an article published by the Communist organ Pravda that American use of anti-riot gas, napalm and phosphorus bombs in Indochina were "crimes" that surpassed Adolf Hitler's. The Soviet military chief said the United States "has carried out a number of provocations are dangerous for Weather Kedlands Today 111 a.m. Reading! Highest 66, Lowest -10 One Year Ago Highest 73, Lowest 44 Tomorrow's Sunrise and Sunset 5;53 a.m. — 7:39 p.m. U.S. Weather Bureau Southern California — Slostly sunny and slightly warmer today Catholic judge refuses to marry Catholics Katzenbach opposes Kennedy poll tax ban Rebels hurled two concussioniperfect, but contended previous lypc grenades early today at a!studies have shown there is no command post in front of Ma- 1 magic lormula for making it rinc positions on the edge of the I so. international safety zone, the! iMarines reported. Two Dominicans were hurt. A spokesman for the 82nd Airborne Division said light sniping continued during the night along the corridor through the city and over the Duarte Bridge leading to the San Isidro air base. The three wounded paratroopers were hit by this fire. The total causalties now stood at 14 dead Americans — seven Marines killed in action, five paratroopers killed in action, a Navy man killed in a hand grenade accident and another killed in a fall off a ship. The wounded toll stood at 71, 23 paratroopers and 48 Marines. The political situation developed into a power play between a new junta headed by Maj. Gen. Antonio Imbert Barrerra and Col. Francisco Caamano Deno. the nominal rebel leader. GARDEN GROVE (UPI) Sen. George Murphy, R-Caht.. I again criticized Labor Secretary Willard Wirtz Friday as the senator watched an acre of strawberries plowed under. Jlurphy, on a tour of strawberry fields m Southern California, called for Wirtz' ouster if the farm labor situation was not settled. The strawberries were deliberately destroyed to symbolize the problems encountered by growers who don't have sufficient workers. The growers claim they cannot get enough competent farm help. Murphy, who said he intended to tour most of the fields where growers claim they face a S4 million loss, said all the crops in the state, not just strawberries, were in trouble. He said he "begged" two weeks ago for steps to solve the labor shortage diu-ing meetings between U.S. and Mexican representatives in Vi'ashington. Tlie meeting was held in an attempt to provide braceros for California farms. Murphy was among about 250 ! persons who witnessed the de-j struclion. Some pickets marched; near tlie field claiming theyj tried for jobs but were reliised. Jack Tabata. owner of the farm at which the ceremonies took; place, said they would not ac-| cept jobs. Murphy, in an apparent reference to the fact he is a Republican, said, "It has now become a political issue. If they want to fight on this basis, they are going to get it." He said concern was growing over the situation and "we've By MERRIMAN SMITH UPI White House Reporter WASHINGTON (UPI)—President Jolmson, in a televised appeal beamed to Europe via communications satellite, has outlined a program to build a "great civilization touchmg botJi Atlantic shores." Johnson's speech Friday, transmitted overseas by the new "Eai'ly Bird" satellite and viewed by millions on both sides of the Atlantic, marked the 20th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe. The President said that after consultmg with U.S. Allies in Europe he plans to ask Congress for legislation that would "hasten the slow erosion of the Iron Curtain" through expanded trade between the United States and countries of the bloc. In addition to calling for expanded East-West trade Johnson urged an end to tlie "narrow nationalism" witich has brought divisions withm the Atlantic community and said nations on both sides of the Atlantic should work lo achieve these goals. —The reunification of German v. —.\ common effort by rich nations to aid the less developed parts of the world. —More effective forms of common defense. -Agreement with tlie Soviet Union to end world tensions. The speech was the President's first on .\tlamic policy since his inauguration in January. He said the United States had to bear much of the blame for World War II because of its pre-war isolationist policies and its failure to support the League of Nations. That failure will never be repeated, he said. "Just as long as they are needed and wanted, strong U.S. forces—backed by strong nuclear power—will remain in Europe," Jolmson said. "There are some efforts today to replace partnership with suspicion, and the drive toward unity with a policy of division. "The peoples of the Atlantic will not retiu-n to that narrow nationalism which has torn and bloodied the fabric of our society for generations. Every accomplishment of the past has been built on common action and increasing unity." WASHINGTON (UPI) —Senate liberals were pareparing a detailed answer today to Atty. Gen. Nicholas Katzenbach's argument that a statutory ban is | been scorched'at" this shockmg not the best way to end poll taxes as a barrier to Negro voting. The liberal answer is expected to come Monday from Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass.. chief sponsor of a pending poll tax amendment to the bipartisan voting rights bill now before the Senate. Kennedy's proposal. situation of public judgment." He added that he felt Wirtz "has done a very bad job." Puppy unable to read The new junta, including a; , PAIGNTON. England (UPD- sched-lwhen Gillian Foreman, a typist uled lo come lo a vote Tuesday.! acquired a Cairn terrier puppy, would outlaw poll taxes as aishe borrowe<l "The Complete Coast Guard slates hearing Drowning of heiress termed an 'accident' colonel and three civilians, wasj i precondition to voting in slate! Book of Dog and Puppy Care": and local elections. Poll taxes; from the local hbrary. NEWPORT BEACH (UPI) —A Coast Guard hearing into the drowning of honeymoon railroad heiress, 61-year-old Ellen Jeffers Yager, will be held next week. The Coast Guard said a full hearing would be held in accordance with standard procedure. The Coast Guard called off its search for Mrs. Yager about noon yesterday after failing to find any trace of the body. Mrs. Yager disappeared from a small boat Wednesday morning as she and her husband of four days. Superior Court Judge Thomas Yager. 47, were taking a honeymon cruise near Calalina Island. Police and sheriff's detectives termed the incident an "unfortunate accident." They said there was "nothing lo indicate bride were crusing about 7 a.m. He said he left his wife at the wheel and went below to the bathroom. He said when he returned about a half-hour later, his bride was gone. "I didn't realize people could disappear in the channel just like that," Yager said, "there wasn't a trace of her." He said he went back and forth over the area for an hour, searching for her with his binoculars. Officers said Yager told them he tried to radio for help but could not because he found Ihe radio would not work. Police said they found the master fuse in the radio had blown. Yager said yesterday he probably would remain off duly for LOS .-VNGELES (UPI) — Nine couples seeking lo be married liy a newly appointed woman Superior Court Judge yesterday were turned away when the judge learned one or both parl­ ies were Roman Catholic. Judge Mary Elizabeth Waters, a Catholic said she advised the and Sunday. Some early morning} ^JoupYes"'to "ha"ve' a priest per" low clouds near the coast Sun-lfgrm the ceremonies, ''^y- 1 She said. "I feel that Catho- hcs should be married by priests and I wanted to give these young people a chance to do what their religion calls for." Judge Waters was on her first stint in the Marriage License Temperatures and precipitation for the 24-liour period ending at 4 a.m. High Low Precip. Boston 49 45 Chicago 80 59 Cincinnati 84 54 Denver 67 40 Des Moines 85 64 .48 Fairbanks 52 28 Fort Worth 74 71 Helena 50 29 .01 Honolulu 76 71 Kansas Cily 89 66 .51 Las Vegas 63 45 I.X3S Angeles Minneapolis 68 51 I.X3S Angeles Minneapolis 77 62 .62 N°w York 52 — Oklahoma City 79 68 Palm Springs 80 60 Sacramento 75 52 Salt Lake City 47 38 .07 San Francisco B5 4'.) Seattle 62 39 Washington 61 50 .19 Truman marks 81st birthday KANSAS CITY, Mo. (UPD- Harry S Truman, the nation's oldest living former president, celebrates his 81st birthday with 200 friends today and plans a telephone chat with tlie current Wfiile House resident. The list of guests for Truman's bu-tliday party, an annual event since he returned from Washington in 1953. reads like a who's who of two decades ago. daily on a rotation basis. She married seven couples after finding neither parly was a Catholic. After hearing of Ihe incidents, Presiding Judge Francis A. Cochran sent another judge to the bureau. Judge Morion L. Baker found four of the turned away couples and married them, but five other couples had left. Judge Cochran commented later, "judges should not allow religious beliefs to interfere with their duties." He said he personally would take Judge Waters' next tour of duty in the bureau. |S 1^ ^/^"loP^cf.^'^^^f^ « by 'a^n^!::„^S' s^'^\^'Z^¥^^^^'^'''^^^'' ^iTa^^l^ three^veeks ori« inl^cl- ;people from .Communist dicta-; 3^,„,„,,„, iJlt.'4d :d ^hr ^•olume .•''ttd :e Ya^er said he would -upre td'"intenrd"To "go'l^ i"give°up my judgeship, every- Honolulu after the Calalina visit. Minuteman scores j «""g / have if I could have my ! sweetheart back. ' torship.'' Today Caamano de- Bureau, a job which judges fillinounced it as a "phantom.. . . without the backing of the people.'' Boy would like to be bird ST. LOUIS. Mo. (UPI)—Hope springs eternal in the mind of youth. For example. 17-year-old James H. Oberlin of New Haven, Ind., won SlOO and a plaque Friday for his entry in the National Science Fair. Title of the entry; "Design for a man-powered flying machine." No ROTC funds for segregated military schools WASHINGTON (UPI) — The Defense Department's ban against givmg Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) funds to racially segregated institutions has focused attention on 40 private military schools across the country. The private schools constitute only a small portion of the to- of 859 institutions, mostly colleges and universities, which receive ROTC funds. They receive about S4 million out of the total of S89 million the Pentagon spends on ROTC each year. But the private institutes and academies fall into a special category. In most cases they do not receive federal funds that are covered under the nondiscrimination provisions of the Civd Rights .A.cL of 19(J4. tutional amendment. Katzenbach said Friday in a letter to Senate Democratic Leader Mike Mansfield, Mont., that the "safest, swiftest and most effective course" for fighting poll taxes was the provision already in the bill, calling for a court test of the taxes "forthwith." The attorney general CAPE KENNEDY (UPI) America's advanced Minuteman-2 missile scored its sixth straight success Friday night in a 5,000-mile shot to an .Atlantic also'target area. Officers said their investigation of the matter was "routine." They said Yager's story of the incident was "very logical and very feasible." Yager told officials he and his 17,000 men drafted W.A.SHINGTON (UPI) - The Defense Department issued a call Friday for 17,000 men to be inducted into the Army during June. said in his letter that there were "constitutional risks in the Kennedy amendment." He stressed that his opposition to the poll tax amendment was "not about ends, but means" and said he \vas in "full accord with the objective of eliminating the poll tax as an unwarranted clog on the franchise." Japanese climb sixth peak TOKYO (UPI) — A Japanese University mountain climbing team successfully scaled the world's sixth highest unclinibed peak on .^pril 23, according to reports reacfiing here today. The reports said an eight-man team reached the peak of the more than 23,500-foot Ngojumba Kmg, located northwest of Ml. Everest. Clips radio tower Pilot buzzes Waikiki HONOLULU (UPI)-A former fighter pilot who buzzed the plush Waikiki Beach hotel strip and clipped off the top of a radio tower said today he "just had an urge lo fly again." James A. Ashdown, 34, an advertising salesman. Friday took off in a World War II B25 bomber from Honolulu .Airport and flew it perilously low over the beach area for about half an hour. Phone calls jammed the Honolulu pohce switchboard from irate Waikiki residents complaining of the erratic flight. building said he could look down on the plane from his bedroom window as it skimmed along the beach. Ashdown suffered minor facial cuts when the plane clipped 20 feet off the top of a radio lower, shattering the craft's turret buljble and ripping a 33- foot gash in the fuselage. Federal Aviation .'Agency authorities said the plane also narrowly missed the control tower at the Honolulu Airport. Two commercial flights were held up because airport authorities did not want any other planes in the air during One resident of a high - rise' Ashdown's flight. Police finally caught Ashdown as he taxied up and down the au-port runways after a bouncy landing. The plane was owned by Frederick L. Pack of Honolulu and was being used for a Hollywood film. It sustained 310,000 in damage. Said Ashdown: "I just had an urge lo fly again." He was released on S500 bond and scheduled to appear in district court Monday morning In answer a charge of misuse of the plane. The Federal .-Aviation Agency also announced tliat it has lifted .Ashdown's license.

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