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Wednesday, November 25, 1959
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Part I WED., NOV. 25. 1959 HOtf SlnjtltS CflHff ? 2 T ii ii - ' Florida Governor Accepts Democratic Council Post ( Butler Wins j Victory Over " Southern Foes BY ROBERT BLANCHARD Assistant Political Editor Paul Butler, chairman of the Democratic National Committee, yesterday disclosed that Gov. LeRoy Collins of Florida has accepted an appointment to the Advisory Council of the. Democratic National Com-! mittee. The acceptance of the appointment by Collins is considered a signal victory for Butler, who has been pushing the liberally oriented council over the opposition of southern Democrats since it was formed in San Francisco in February, 1957, to act as a spokesman for the party between national conventions. Opposed by South At that time the council was opposed by members of the national committee from south of the Mason -Dixon line and southern Democrats in Congress who feared they Mete being painted into a corner on the explosive civil rights issue. They contended the new organization would take away the powers and duties of the national committee and become a thorn in the side of .Democratic repre sentatives in Congress. Since then, however, sev eral members of Congress, mostly potential candidates for the Democratic nomina tion for President, have ac cepted appointments to the council although benate majority leader Lyndon John son and House Speaker Sam Rayburn remain among its outspoken foes. Brown Among Members rresiutpiwi pussiumwca 'who arev members of the council include Gov, Brown, IT i1 L- 1 u.o. ociio. nuuci i iiuiiijjiucv of Minnesota. John K Kennedy of Massachusetts, Stuart Symington of Missouri and former Gov, Adlai Stevenson of Illinois. nthon nartv stalwarts in- elude former President Tru man, former U.S. Sen. Her bert Lehman of New York and former Gov. Averell Harriman of New York. Recionallv. the council now is represented by Gov Stephen McNichols of Colo-! rado m the West, uov. u Mennen Williams of Michi can in the Midwest, Gov. Foster Furcolo of Massa chusetts in the. East and Col lins in the South. Hails Acceptance Butler, who is in town making plans for the 1900 Democratic National Convention in the Sports Arena next July, hailed the acceptance of the appointment by Collins, saying: "Thio aiinnintmpnt t vrrv important because Gov. Col lins is the first southern gov-rnor to become a member .and thus all sections of the country are now represent ed. "The council now has come of age." J ,s - f - " ' V 3 1 I I L DEBBIE DATES SHOE MAN Actress Debbie Reynolds and shoe store executive Harry Karl arrive for the premiere of "Ben-Hur." He was divorced this month by his wife of 22 days, Mrs. Joan Cohn Karl. iff) Photo THE PEOPLE SPEAK Atlas Launched on Test Flight C PK CAVA VKRAL. Nov. m 1 r, t i a t : . 1 ar i -mi niias jiuithmi- tinental ballistic missile was launched down the Atlantic ' missile range today on a military test flight. The shot was described as "routine." up markedly in the results of my interviewing of hundreds of typical voters at every economic level in New York City and its suburbs during the last two months, I picked the New York area for this intensive survey because it is the one part of the nation where Gov. Rockefeller is well known and, therefore, might yield a preview of the impact his active campaigning might have in the rest of the country on both Democrats and Republicans. Nixon Favored With normally Republican voters in Rockefeller's own home state, my interviews show that Vice President Nixon is favored1 appreciably for the Presidential nomination. "Rocky Is doing a fine job as governor," say many of those interviewed, "but Nixon has the experience in Washington." , Almost no rancor crops up in these Republican comments about either Nixon or Rockefeller and it is plain that cither man would be acceptable to the GOP stalwarts. Several persons, in fact, declared, "A Nixon-Rockefeller ticket would be unbeatable." Among normally Democratic voters, Rockefeller pulls quite strongly with Wide Split Appears Among Democrats In this second of two articles, political analyst Sam. Del LubcII weighs the chances of the possible Presidential candidates. BY SAMUEL LUBELL CopyrlfhJ, by United Feature Syndicate, Inc. . ,; A fairly w ide split seems to be developing between" the big-city Democratic supporters of Adlai St,even-son and Sen. John F. Kennedy of Massachusetts. This split shows those who support Adlai Stevenson. These 'liberals" voice considerable hostility to Kennedy's getting the Democratic nomination. Typical criticisms run, "He's immature," or, "His father is trying to buy him the Presidency like a toy." Rockefeller Over Kennedy Every fifth . Stevenson supporter I talked with said he or she would vote for Rockefeller over Kennedy if that were the choice. In sharp contrast, when Kennedy's supporters are asked whom they would like to see the Republicans nominate, the reply almost invariably is "Nixon," not Rockefeller. Stevenson is often dismissed with a curt "not that man again." Many, in fact, declare, "I'll vote for Nixon over any Democrat except Kennedy." The net picture that emerges, in short, is not simply one of two Democratic wings, polarized in conflict, but of each faction having its own favorite Republican candidate. Neat Mirror-Matching ' No recent election has produced so neat a mirror-matching of the rivalries within both major parties. Most likely thin conflict extends beyond the states Please Turn to Pg. 1!), Col. 2 Fraud Hinted in 8 Savings Associations I. $100 Million Funds Declared in Peril; None in California i NEW YORK, Nov. 24 UP) State Atty. Gen. Louis J.j Lefkowitz said today fraud: jeopardizes deposits of more than $100 million at eight savings and loan associa tions across the country. He named three institu tions in Chicago, two in Idaho and one each in Mary land, Utah and Washington. Lefkowitz said the jeopardy to deposits stems from the fact that they are insured by a firm, operating out of a one-room office in Tangier, Morocco, which does not have adequate as sets to guarantee them. Called Ridiculous D. Spencer Grow, presi dent of the Idaho and Utah firms, said in Provo, Utah, that Lefkowitz's charges are ridiculous. He said his firms have not dealt with the Morocco insurance agency for almost two years, and are currently insured with the Security Financial Insurance Corp., of Baltimore. Lefkowitz identified the Morocco concern as the In-! ternational Guaranty & In surance to. Lefkowitz made his allega tions at a news conference and in court papers which he used to obtain an order for examination of 46 witnesses in an investigation of the situation. Institutions Listed He. listed the savings and loan associations as: The City Savings & Loan Assn., 1656 W Chicago Ave.; the First Guaranty Savings Assn., 5920 North Ave., and this Chicago Guaranty Sav ings Assn., 3335 N Ashland Ave., all of Chicago. j The Idaho Savings & Loan Assn., 318 N 9th St., Boise, and the Prudential Savings &, Loan Assn., 1328 Overland Ave., Burley. The Commercial Savings & Loan Assn., 231 E Baltimore St., Baltimore (at Balti more the address was said to be 334 N Howard St.). The Utah Savings & Loan Assn., 63 N University Ave., Provo, and the Security Savings Institution, Inc., Seattle, Wash. ' California Assets Seized An official of the United States Savings and Loan League, Norman Strunk, said in Chicago that the charge is a recital of old in formation. The California assets of the Tangier company were m '"f ,.jaway!-i.'iM.!ii i ii i in am iiiiiiiiimmnmiujunin MiiiwLmjaiiiiwi mMwmti'irM"t'mimw l- J ' i V-V fill I IMS' ' - J . Vtii hm j v:';, J ;:7T:- xi! IK J K II 1 U A L ' bit A ! XT ' ' V - 'i t MtMMMMMMHMHHM v1, -4 -r . I '' I ' MEETING AT PREMIERE Charlton Heston, left, who plays the title role, and Hara Harareet, the film's Esther, standing beside him, welcome Dr. Norman Topping, president of SC, and Mrs. Topping ot the formal opening of spectacular motion picture "Ben-Hur," at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood. Times photo 14 EMERGENCY PHONES OK'D ON FREEWAYS The City Council yesterday arranged for the installation of 14 emergency, free telephones at seven freeway locations. Subject to approval of Mayor Poulson, the council appropriated $3,-162 for inauguration of the phone service on a one-year trial basis. Locations at which the telephones are to be in- stalled omboth inbound aha outbund freeway lanes, are::' Hollywood Freeway west of Boylston St.; Hollywood Freeway at the Pilgrimage Bridge; Pasadena Freeway at Pasadena Ave.; Pasadena Freeway west of Riverside Dr., Harbor Freeway north of 1st St.; Harbor Freeway south of 6th St., and Santa Ana Freeway east of Lorena St. The telephones will tie in with the Police Department switchboard. Lawyer Indicted in Congress Case WASHINGTON, Nov. 24 ( Sh A T 'j rt i m Pnnnot T( q seized by the state insurance, York aUoiTnev and for. commission in April, 10o8, on m secrctarv of tfie Xation. a ban Francisco superior Li T ..niu (,..,0 Magnificent 'Ben-Hur' Inspiring in Premiere 1,392 From All Ranks Pay $25 to $100 to View 4-Hour, $15 Million Spectacle in Rome, with Italians jtar-ticipating, and the cast is 'international." Nevertheless, "Ben-Hur". carries the hallmark and all the qualities for better or worse, but immensely more for better that once made Hollywood the filmic center of the world. All The Adjectives r'.JJGM haK; delivered the "Ben-Hur" it "promised. It ities" were largely dispensed: is, whatever the minor pros with. This was in keeping3 ns l"al WU1 W over with the spirit of "Ben-Hur," which has been sub- BY PHILIP K. SCHEUER MGM has a new oil well in the back yard and a new gold mine in the front office. Last night "Ben-Hur" had its formal West Coast pre miere at the Egyptian Theater. Although leaders from all ranks of social Los Angeles and Hollywood attended, the usual ' forecourt "f esti v- it, magnihcent, inspiring. awesome, enthralling and all the other adjectives you have been reading about it. Its race marks an all-time peak in action attained by any camera anywhere 10 minutes of hurtling chariots, flying horses and berserk I doubt it old Southern California Medical ! Jerusalem ever w any- . i t- I thing like this, but what School. The Egyptians cav.f, ..r.h,. h ith. titled "A Tale of the Christ." Opening-n i g h t proceeds, with tickets selling at $25, $50 and $100, were donated to the worthy Scholarship Fund of the University of supermen. Jerusalem court order. Tiie order charged the company was operating in California without a state license. Stewart Hopps of Belve- indicted on charges of con tempt of Congress for refusing to tell the House Committee on un-American Activities whether he wa3 a Please Turn to Pg. 19, Col. 3 Communist, pacity is 1,392 souls. Latest, Finest I find it hard to believe that any of the 1,392 lived through the experience un moved in greater or less degree. For its $lo million remake of Gen. Lew Wallace's best- telling novel MGM called on some of the most seasoned minds in Hollywood, and to their combined know-how added the latest and finest in technical and electronic, de velopment a wide-screen process. Camera Go, color and stereo sound. . True, most of it wa3 shot - 'm m m . mm' m mm m Tarts Political Legacy blames Defeat on Financiers, Newspapers Time Washington Bureau circulated to Tafl' closest ithat What went on during ii'mtnvr'Tnv v,. 11 1 1 . i .. i un.4!thi pioht month before thp A summary of the'late Scn.mcmbers of his family who':hlc"? ,ro"ntio" iv'as Robert A. Taffs mirnottcd :. :. jinoie impoiwni man ineKry if J', f 'IS? . ... . yr -X X v I had kept it secret until now. Two former associates of the senator told the Times the Star account appeared acciuately to reflect Taft's views at the time and confirmed the fact that such a paper was circulated by the defeated candidate, primarily trt rtravAnt hia Invit i m i l tt ' . . . i i j f j" ien d s from falling out 'political legacy" was pub- lished today ly the Washington Evening Star, in which the Ohio Republican attributed his failure to win the GOP nomination to New York financial interests and S9 of the nation's newspapers. showdowns among GOP del egates. (It will be just eight, months from tomorrow that the 1900 Republican Nation al Convention opens in the same Chicago stockyards am-! phitheatrr, w today "leak of the Taft testament was hardly an accident.) The former Senate Repub-i titionii in the Star's nara. ,0,"" 1 ne tonner JScnale iscpuij-i uuons in me nuii iwia;'amrng thenielvcn over who i.1(w sif.,if.(llv phrase of what il described , t.i..,,,.. !lum. ",dUcr aeiun as- M a L:;(X).uord memoran."" t0 ' ' 1 hi ' cfcu! to f.w, 4nm u Mrh'Sf-n T;,ft wmip 'LeuW Hardly an Arc dent 'oi k nnanciai cucics anu mc in the fall of ia")2 after his i Taft wa quoted as saving. I larf0 gmcnt of Iniidnw In-defpat bv Gen. Eisenhower ; in n typically forthright anditer,,fl lhrol,p'1n"t lnf. n:!,lnn it the Republican National unemotional anaksH of theu"ubJerl l0,!;,,tn NfW 0,k.l1n-romcntion. Tha mcmoran-nomination battle a year be-niicnce- lle reportedly turn was uld to have bcenjbefota hu death from cancerjricaia Turn to Tg, 19, CoL 1 . ,,-..... j -, j-1- A .. i.2 V :; ' .; . ! out it? As a work of art its most serious fault is overstatement. The picture has its ex cesses a charge frequent ly leveled at the late C. B. De Mille and they are apparent in spite of the reining hand of "conservative" director William Wvler. Inner Conflict This is simplv the old in ner conflict between the ded icated moviemaker, amazed by what he has wrought, and the artist of taste when to break off with a point already made and when to let it run on for a post-climactic effect. In its over-all four hours, "Ben-Hur" is the. third long est movie by a matter of minutes. Some of its sequences probably are too long, not only in the dialogic sense (though this is to plant story Suspect Seizes Car With Child; Crashes; Flees " A fleeing shoplifter suspect forced a baby sitter out of a car at-knife point in Norwalk yesterday afternoon and took the vehicla and the D-year-oId girl inside on a wild ride that ended in a crash against a stone wall. The child. Vivian R. Hampton of Buena Park, was not injured., . The fugitive scrambled out of the wrecked car and used his knife to commandeer a second car from a passing motorist and make his getaway. Spotted by Manager Sheriff s deputies said David Main. 30, manager of Lucky's Market, 10029 A Ion-dra Blvd., Norwalk, spotted a man trying to steal several cartons of cigarettes from the market. Main started after him. When the man realized he was being followed, he pulled a knife, threatening Main and another employee. The man then forced Mrs. Phyliss Bashore, 30, of 11937 Cheshire St., Norwalk, baby sitter Shirley Ann Poyntcn, 2.3, of 1202S Nava St., Norwalk, and another woman out of Mrs. Bashore's station wagon in the market parking lot and drove off with the ! child. Making a sharp turn at Alondra Blvd. and Long-worth St., the automobile went out of control and smashed into the 4-ft. wall. The man made his escape in a car which he took from Edwin L. Sawyer, 23, of 5831) Orange Ave., Long Beach. President to Get Real GOP Tree points) but also in such vis ual sequences as the rowing!:;" . . "f of the galley slaves, built upiHousfe wl1 . get a Chr: .:Ln.. ' . i.. n...!r n.: tree from the Maine p, a m iwicis ur- lero," and the climb to Calvary. Here again, though, the cumulative effects are admit tedly tremendous. And so. . . I suppose this last se quence will arouse the most partisan discussion, lor no PRESQUE ISLE. Me.. Nov. 24 tf The White istmas proper ty of Miss Alice Kimball, 81, because a Republican is in office. ' . , The tree will be cut down Friday and shipped to Washington. Said Miss Kimball: "If there had been a Democrat in office, I wouldn't have Please Turn to Pg. 0, Col. ljdonatcd the tree." Thousands Late to Work Due to Freeway Crash DIRECTOR ARRIVES Williom Wyler, who directed "Ben-Hur," escorts Mrs. Mory Zimbolisf, widow of the film's producer, Sam Zimbolist, ot the gala showing. Zimbolut wot fatally stricken whit in Rome where the picture was mode. Thousands were, late to work yesterday because of an accident at the worst possible place the Civic Center freeway interchange. The accident on the transition road from the Santa' Ana-San Bernardino Frce- eplsodc, with ' four persons receiving minor injuries. But it stalled traffic on four freeways for a couple of hours. Treated for cuts and bruises at Central Receiving Hospital were the drivers of tha two cars. Lewis Cummings, of 3788 Roxton Ave., and way to the Harbor Freeway, Kobei-t Gamblin Jr., 23, of involved a truck and trailer loaded with sand, an empty except for the driver MTA bus, a city trash disposal truck and two cars. It was, however, not murn more than & fcnder-bangingiSt Compton. 124.J1- E (iGth St.. Floyd L Richardson. 38. of 720 W Popular St., Compton, drir of the disposal truck, and hi passenger. Lonnie L. Johnson, 27, of 2610 B 130th

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