75th Year Phone 793-3221 REDLANDS, CALIFORNIA, TUESDAY. MAY 25. 1965 $1.50 Per Month Sixteen Pages 10 Cents CAR HITS TREE — Three well-known Redlands women — Sue Ballou Nickerson, Marjorie Fisher and Ella Clement — were seriously injured today when their auto roared out of a mortuary parking lot, struck another car and shot across Brookside before slamming into a palm tree in front of the County Building. See story and other photos on Page 5 (Facts photo by Herb Posik) Johnson asks Red probe in crssis WASHINGTON (UPD—Presi dent Johnson has ordered the FBI lo investigate the extent of Comiminisl involvement in the Dominican revolt, it was learned today. It was reporled. but not im- niedintely confirmed, that an FBI team had been sent to the Dominican Republic to conduct an on - the - spot inquiry into Communist influences in the rebellion. .•\sked about the reports, White Ilou.se Press Secretary (Icorge E. Reedy .said; "The FBI and tlie CIA are working .jointly as they customarily do on actixitics (hat arc concerned with the welfare of our own country." Reedy said any further information would have to com .3 from the FBI. He declined to say whether the FBI custom- arUy is active outside the United Slates in investigatory assignments. The President is believed to have received highly conflicting reports from military, diplomatic and central intelligence .sources on the extent of the Red participation. Weather Redlands Today 12 p.m. Reading* Highest 75, Lowest 52 One Year Ago Highest 91, Lowest 50 Tomorrow's Sunrise and Snnsct 5:-)l a.m. — 7;52 p.m. Light smog, no burning. San Bernardino Valley: Sunny most of Wednesday but late night and early morning low clouds. Slightly warmer afternoons. Low tonight 45. U.S. Weather Bureau Noon Forecast Skies will be sunny in most areas Wednesday, but coastal lo«- clouds will form over much of the area from the coast inland to the fnotliills late tonight and early Wednesday morning. Temperatures will be slightly higher. The outlook for Thursday indicates generally fair mild weather. Temperatures and precipitation for the 24-hour period ending at 4 a.m. High Low Precip. Boston 73 53 Chicago 78 70 .46 Cincinnati 85 62 Denver 65 40 .06 Des Moines 84 67 .29 Fort Worth 85 72 .02 Helena 58 44 .01 Honolulu 84 76 Kansas City 86 71 .02 Las Vegas 61 48 .31 Los .Angeles 65 51 Miami 81 76 Minneapolis 82 62 .34 New York 70 55 Omaha 79 59 .67 Sacramento 79 56 San Francisco 61 52 Seattle 60 44 Washington 74 59 Chanters parade Un-American Activities committee picketed CHICAGO (UPn -More than 400 chanting pickets today protested the opening of hearings by the House Committee on Un- American Activities (HUAC), and police began arrestmg the demonstrators wholesale. More than 10 persons. While and Negro, were shoved into paddy wagons outside the old U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Building where the hearings were in progress. Jlore demonstrators threw themselves beneath the paddy wagons. They shouted andj screamed "stop HU.^CI stopj HU.\C!" and "these hearingsj are illegal!" i The pickets had been noisy ^ but peaceful until U.S. marshalsj arrested a young man. Ronald Woodward, 21, inside the courthouse. Woodward had been inside the hearing room, but when he went to the washroom marshals refused to let him reenter. Woodward went limp and marshals carried him out. The pickets began forming before the hearings began. The pickets chanted, "Hey, hey what do you know. HUAC must go." They also carried signs attackmg President John- .son. "LBJ first president to endorse HU.AC," one said, and another read, "LBJ paved the way for reaction today." Civil rights groups fought in the courts until the last minute in an attempt to keep the committee from opening three days of hearings into alleged Com- Mediators seek to brin Dominican crisis to end S.ANTO DOMINGO (UP!) — Mediators are still working on a settlement to the Dominican crisis behind the protective shield of an inter - American peacekeeping force, it was reported here today. A U. S. State Department spokesman said two members of President Johnson's fact finding team, McGeorge Bundy and Cyrus R. Vance "are still here continuing their labors." At last reports, they were weeking to get Dominican junta leader Maj. Gen. Antonio Imbert Barrera to step down in favor of a coalition regime. Their favorite for the provisional presidency at that time was .Antonio Guzman, a wealthy landowner who was agriculture minister in the cabinet of e.v President Juan Bosch. The city, meanwhile, appeared slowly to be returning to normalcy under the supervision of the inter-American military force set up Monday by the Organization of American States (O.A.S). Bars and some stores reopened Monday. Others were expected to be doing business today. The cease - fire proclaimed Friday w-as still effectively in force, although it lasted officially only 24 hours. Rebels armed with rifles or submachine guns maimed snip er posts through tlie night, but there was virtually no firing. International patrols, each comprising one U. S. soldier and two or three other men of differing nationalities drawn from the Brazilian, Costa Rican, Honduran and Nicaraguan elements of the O.AS force, cruised the supply corridor across the city in jeeps. The international units were ordered not to shoot, even if they were fired on, if there were other U. S. troops in the area to defend them. They were authorized to fire back if no American troops were available. The OAS force is to be commanded officially by Brazilian Maj. Gen. Hugo Panasco Alvim who was chief of artillery in the force his country sent to Europe to fight during World War II. Lt. Gen. Bruce Palmer Jr., commander of U. S. forces amounting to about eight times as many troops as Brazil plans to send here, is nominally A\vim's deputy. It w'as the first time since World War II that an .American force as large as the 23.000 U. S. paratroopers and Marines on shore here had been placed under foreign command. U. S. mediators were working behind the scenes in an effort to work out a permanent settlement. BULLETIN WASHINGTON (UPl) — President Johnson said today he will ask Congress Wednesday to eliminate billboards and auto junkyards from viev/ of interstate and primary highways except In commercial and industrial areas. munist activities in Chicago. Although their attempt failed, attorneys said they would appeal a judge's refusal to rule on the constitutionality of the committee. The crowd outside the old. abandoned U.S. Court of Appeals Building where the hearings were in progress swelled from scarcely 100 to 600 by midday. The throng spilled into the street. The pickets marched in dou-^ ble ranks, stretching along a| full block on North Lake Shore Drive and twisting northwards. Chicago police, prepared for mass demonstrations, had assigned 200 policemen lo guard the courthouse. The hearings were shitted to the old, mansion - like structure lo guard against pickets who could have tied up traffic around the Fed eral Building in the Loop. Quote of Day WASHINGTON—Rep. Glenn Cunningham. R-Neb., saying he will try again to write a law ouUaw^ing use of the mail to distribute Communist propaganda after the Supreme Court declared his original law unconstitutional: "I, for one. do not propose to see our deficit-ridden postal system utilized for the subsidized carriage of Communist propaganda." Judge sets hearing for Ruby case judge June 7 DALLAS (UPl)-A visiting! smalltown judge today set aj hearing to decide whether Trial Judge Joe B. Brown should be disqualified from sitting at a sanity trial for condemned slayer Jack Ruby. Judge Louis T. Holland of Montague. Tex., said the hearing would be held during the week of Juno 7. If he disqualifies Brown, he probably will set a sanity trial for Ruby "sometime in July," the judge said. Holland replaced Brown Monday at a hearing to determine which lawyers should represent the slayer of presidential as- sas.sin Lee Harvey Oswald. Ruby, a surprise -witness at Monday's hearing, testified that he knew it was "a lost cause for me to try and save myself." Earlier, it appeared that Ruby would be brought back mto court today to hear a date sent for the sanity trial. But Judge Holland granted defense counsel requests for a delay when they argued they needed more time to prepare further legal moves. Holland had told the court Monday that he would "see you all here at 9 a.m. tomor- RUBY HEARING —Jack Ruby appears at a Dallas court hearing to determine who is to represent him in appealing a death sentence for the slaying of Lee Harvey Oswald, President Kennedy's assassin. — (NEA Telephoto) row." Then, he granted the postponement. Rescue teams seek five after Tenn. mine blast ROBBINS, Tenn. (UPl) Rescue teams seeking five miners believed killed by an explosion in a coalshafl deep in the Brim.stone Mountains had to halt operations temporarily today when three of the searchers were felled by gas fumes. The body of one of the miners trapped by the explosion was found early today. Later, the three rescue workers were overcome by carbon monoxide fumes filtering through the shaft. The three were hospitalized and reported in good condition. A giant fan was set up at the entrance of the mountainside shaft lo improve air circulation and enable the rescue teams to continue their search lor the four missing ?iiincrs. The workers, wearing oxygen masks, said the first body was found at a loading point deep inside the shaft. There was no immediate identification. "I don't see how any of them could be alive. They could either be burned or they coidd have suffocated." said J. M. Sisson, assistant director of mine inspections for Tennessee, directing rescue operations. The five men, working 3.000 feet below the surface, were trapped Monday when an explosion ripped through the mine, searing the shaft with such heal tliat its walls were like a coal stove.'' Rescue officials said there was some rubble in the shaft, but the prmcipal obstacle was the deadly gas fumes. Three rescuers were overcome by the fumes but were revived. The special rescue tca?ii. led by S. M. Sampson, superintendent of the Pocahontas Coal Company's Morco Mine, prepared and reinforced the mine shaft so that a giant fan at one of the entrances could suck the fumes out. Rescuers working Monday night in 20 minute shifts because of the intense heat, pen- itrated about 1.000 feet into the shaft. "It'll be a miracle if they're alive," said Lee West, one of the rescue workers. A crowd of about 500 persons gathered outside the mine to watch the operations. A small spotlight was trained on the entrance during the night. Relatives of the five men were among the spectators. The trapped miners were identified as Arthur Norris, .45: PhilUp Davis, 55: Lawrence Griffith, 45; his brother, Clayton Griffith, 25. and Russell Webb, 55. All were residents of this Cumberland Mountam region near the Kentucky border about 45 miles west of Knoxville. Astronaut to tcske walk in space HOUSTON (UPIt — The National Space Agency announced loday that astronaut Edwai-d White will take a walk in space during the Gemini two-man space flight scheduled June 3, if conditions are favorable. White, as co-pilot, and astronaut James A. McDivitt will take a four-day space flight in which both are expected to emerge at least partially from the spacecraft. Today's announcement confirmed that space suit development work has prgressed to the poiiit that an .American astronaut can get out of his space ship. Four U.S. jets mistakenly shoot South Vietnamese Senate votes to halt debate on vote rights bill WASHINGTON (UPl) - The Senate voted today lo shut off its five-week debate on the voting rights bUl. U was only the .second time gag rule ever was imposed by the chamber on a civil rights measure. The decision to invoke the rarely used cloture rule spelled probable passage of the voting rights measure before tlie Memorial Day weekend. Even soutliern opponents conceded the end was in sight. Today's action marked the seventh time in 48 years th Senate has curbed debate under the rule which hmits each senator to only one more hour of talk on the pendmg bill. Last year, it voted, 71 to 29, to choke off debate on the 1964 Civil Rights Act — four more than the required two - thirds majority. The bill seeks to guarantee Negro voting rights by striking down certain literacy tests in the Soutli and authorizing appointment of federal examiners to aid m registration and voting appointment of federal examiners to aid in registration and voting of Negroes. SAIGON (UPD—Four American jets today accidentally shot up a South Vietnamese military base near the border with he Communist north in one of the tragic mcidents of tlie Viet Nam war. Five South Vietnamese soldiers were wounded. One bulldozer was destroyed and another damaged. A U.S. military spokesman said the four planes "strayed off course." Meantime, sources within tlie U.S. military headquarters reported that American fightmg forces in South Viet Nam will be bolstered by an additional 25,000 combat troops witliin the next two months. The sources said the reinforcements will come from Army combat divisions stationed in the continental United States. They will bring to about 70.000 the total of U.S. troops committed to the war against tlie Communists in Viet Nam. On the political front. Premier Phan Huy Quat announced his long-expected cabinet reshuffle amid reports of sudden unrest among segments of the capital's population. Dropped was the powerful interior minister. Nguyen Hoa iliep, who was rcplacetl by Tran Van Thoan. Also replaced was Psychological Warfare Minister Brig. Gen. Kinh Quang Vinh, who has promised to return to the armed forces. Bible authority CHICAGO (UPl) — Funeral services will be held Wednesday for the Rev. Henry H. Halley. 91, one of the nation's leading authorities on the Bible and the autiior of Halley's Bible handbook. Soviets launch another Cosmos satellite MOSCOW (UPn-The Soviet union today launched the 67th in its series of unmanned Cosmos satellites aimed at gathering space date needed for manned flights. The first Cosmos was launched March 16, 1962. The Soviet news agency Tass said that today's shot "continued tlie exploration of outer space in conformity with the (Cosmos) program." With the general went tlic title psychological warfare ministry, which was renamed the information ministry and which will be headed by Duih Trmh Chinh. First reiwrls on the accidental raid on the South Vietnamese base raised the possibihty the planes were Communist MIG fighters. .•\. U.S. spokesman at Da Nang, issuing the original announcement, said the planes were "presumed to be" tlie Soviet-built fighters. But that theory was later spiked at a briefing in Saigon called by U.S. miUtary headquarters. Hit in the mistaken raid was the government outpost at Gia Linh. about five miles south of the demilitarized zone between the two Viet Nams. Two Strafe Troops Two of the planes strafed units of the 101st Engineer Battalion of the South Vietnamese army while tlie other two flew cover. All four planes streaked out to sea after the attack. "The best evidence we have indicates tliat the shells (fired by the planes) were 20 millimeter," the Saigon s|x)kesman said. "No MIGs are armed with 20 millimeter cannons." .\ltliough the spokesman expressed certainly that llie pl;mos were .American, he was : unable to say whe.hcr they lucre coj -rier-based Navy craft !or land-based .Mr Force jets. South \'ietnamese officers a!; Gia Linh said it appeared the planes were based on one of the U.S. Seventh Fleet aircraft carriers in tlie SouUi China Sea. The Gia Linh account said the planes were probably Navy jets which flew too far south during a roving mission over Nortli Viet Nam. Not First Time It was not the first time that Vietnamese troops have been attacked by friendly planes tlirough navigational errors. On JIarch 18, South Vietnamese planes bombed the village of Manquang five miles from tlie U.S. air base at Da Nang. About 48 civilians, including 45 school chldren.-were killed. The igovernmenL planes attacked af- ller a Vietnamse observation I plane was fired on from Man quang and a Viet Cong flag was seen flying over the village. Last September, it was reported that South Vietnamese planes accidentally killed 30 civilians and wounded 20 others in a raid in Bien Hoa Province north of Saigon. Today's strike al Gia Linh was the second disaster of the day for Vietnamese forces. Before dawn. Communist guerrillas blew up three railroad bridges near Da Nang, ;then amljushcd a relief force dispatched to prevent further sabotage. Six \iclnamese soldiers were killed. CAB denies mail permit for air taxi service W.ASHINGTON (UPl) — The Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) today denied an application by a California air tax company to carry mail between El Centre, Indio, Riverside, Yucca Valley. Tw^entynine Palms and Blythe. The Visco Flying Co. had sought an air mail permit, declaring that it could improve mail deliveries in the Southern California desert region. Bonanza .Airlines, which serves all the communities involved except TwentjTiine Palms and Yucca Valley, opposed Visco's application to fly mail to points on its route. Bonanza did not oppose t h e air ta.xi operator's bid to provide mail service to TwentjTiine Palms and Yucca Valley. Nicholson defense fights kill-for-hire PASADENA (UPl) —The defense moved unsuccessfully today for a misti-ial m the Tim- otliy Nicholson murder trial on grounds publicity surrounding Monday's testimony by a surprise witness was prejudicial. The testimony related to an alleged kill-for-liii-e offer. Attorneys argued in a closed session for three-quarters of an hour before Superior Judge H. Burton Noble denied the motion. The defense was to recall the witness this afternoon for cross- examination. An attempt was expected to challenge his testimony that Timothy Nicholson offered up to $10,000 to "get rid" of his twm brother, Todd. The defense Monday sought immediately to discredit the. testimony of surprise prosecution witness Anthony Santini, 42, a Covina housepamler. Satellite puts on fire display as it orbits Actor missing LOS ANGELES (UPI)-Sheriff's deputies today were looking for an S-foot-6, 450 - pound actor missing since last weeK- end when he disappeared from ui front of Tom Shields' store. The missing actor is "Tobor The Great," a robot who starred in a 1954 Republic pictures movie of the same name with Charles Drake. CAPE KENNEDY (UPl) — America's Saturn I rocket orbited a huge "space duster" satellite today, putting on a spectacular display of flame and fury as it raced into the night sky. Minutes after reachmg orbit, the bat-like meteoroid detection satellite called Pegasus sprouted 96-feet wide wings and began studying the hazards tiny bits of space debris would pose to three-man .Apollo moonships. The satellite, expected to be visible to the naked eye on earth, was circlmg the globe every 97 minutes in a near per feet orbit ranging from 316 to 466 miles high. Scientists said it would remain in space for at least three years. The 188-foot Saturn I rocket made its first after dark launch before crowds of missile watchers lured to nearby beaches despite the early hour. It roared mto life at 3:35 a.m. EDT with a great burst of flame that Ughted up this spaceport. The mighty machine, bathed by an eerie glow from 90 searchlights, rose from its iaimch pad slowdy on a brilliant geyser of flame. A space agency spokesman said the satellite went into orbit about 14 minutes after the 18-story rocket streaked skyward. "All systems are go," he reported. It was the ninth straight success for the one and a half million pound thrust Saturn I, the most powerful booster known in the world. King wants black faces in legislature By United Press International Dr. i\Iartin Luther King Jr. helped a delegation of local Negroes loday plan attempted interviews witli six state legislators and said there would be no tranquility in Alabama "until there are black faces in the legislature." Mopping perspu'ation from his face with a huge white handkerchief. King told hundreds of cheering Negroes jammed in a church al Montgomery Monday night that he was "tu-ed of the legislature meeting c\'ery year with not a single item on their agenda pertaining to Negroes and their rights. "Lawmakers, you will not rest." he said. "There will be no Iranquihty at the statehousc. We want representation. We want to see black faces in the legislature." Elsewhere: Selma, Ala: Gun dealer Walter H. Craig said the shipment of 492 Ml, Mil and 30.06 caliber rifles from a Califomia dealer was a routine matter and that he sold such guns as hunting weapons. The shipment stirred civil rights leaders to notify the FBI which replied that it found nothmg illegal about the shipment. Russian passes HONOLULU (UPD—Russian- born Al Karasick, who gave up ballet dancmg 50 years ago for a long career in wrestling and sports promoting, died Monday at Queen's Hospital. He was 75. BULLETIN WASHINGTON <UP1) — The House today approved the administration's S3.37 billion foreign aid bill after rejecting every attempt to cut funds or restrict President Johnson's handling of foreign policy.
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