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I PART I ALL THE NtWS ALL THE TIME wm Jm ,iMA (nfnltif fnntf4 tifiritiMf IMIIiifl im iff tfm)M Mmif Mil, TKUt INeutfltlAl fKIIOOM VOL, tXXVII IN FOUR PARTS CC SATURDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 21, 1937 42 PAGES DAILY 10c - ' " AAA A J 213 Given Citations at Roadblocks Campaign for Holiday Traffic Safety Launched tUuittatt d en Pag 1. Part III Four drunk drivers were arrested and 273 traf fic citations were issued yesterday as the California Highway Patrol began its county - wide traffic safety campaign for the holidays. ' In the city, police made 16 drunk-driving arrests, in cluding one involving a felony, in a holiday traffic safety campaign of their own yesterday. I Late last night, the CHP said 6329 cars had been in spected at seven traffic check points. Citations were issued for 235 hazardous vio lations, 34 routine violations and to four motorist3 driving with expired or suspended licenses. v . First Check Point The first check point was at a roadblock on Whittier Blvd. and Saybrook Ave. in East Los Angeles shortly alter the morning rush hour, : Inspector Russell E. Fu- son, commander of the CHP's southern zone, said the roadblocks were a warning to potential celebrants who might . try to drive after drinking. "We're declaring our hand," he said. "We don't want to have to arrest them. We would rather they would take a taxi home than try td drive 'themselves." Spots Kept Secret . 0)ther roadblocks will be set up at unannounced I)oints throughout the South-and throughout the holiday period, he said. - Meanwhile, both Sheriff Biscailuz and Police Chief Parker announced all avail able traffic officers in their departments would be mobilized to watch for drunk drivers. Holidays and regular days off for these officers have been canceled. ' ; "We have no sympathy for the man who drinks and drives," Chief Parker de clared, "His. safest place is behind bars and that's where we're going to put him." Humane Actions Asked of Hungary UNITED NATIONS, Dec. 20 W The U.N. Special Committee on Hungary tonight asked the Communist government in Budapest to apply highest humanitarian standards in trying participants in the 1956 uprising. The five-nation committee created by the General Assembly early this year also expressed concern over reports that freedom fight ers were being tried despite Budapest's assertion that no trials are on. Elvis Presley, Drafted; Induction Set Jan. 20 '.MEMPHIS, Dec. 20 U) Elvis Presley, 22, whose sky rocketing career made him an internationally famous rock-and-roll singer, got his "greetings" from Uncle Sam today, Elvis, who commands up to $50,000 for a night's work, was ordered to report for in duction Into the armed serv-; ices Jan. 20. As an Army private he will draw $78 a month. i . "I'm kinda proud of it," he said. "It's a duty I've got to fill and I m going to do it" " Elvis said he does not plan to appeal or ask for a delay in induction. Paramount BLANKS PRINTED FOR MIDWINTER - An order blank for the 1958 Midwinter Edition - of The Times appears in today's Times on Page 12, Part IV. EATON AND BRIDE Cyrus S. Eaton, multimillionaire industrialist, and his bride, the former Mrs. Anne Kinder Jones, 35, pos er ceremony at his farm near Cleveland. The bride has used wheel chair since polio attack in 1946. VP) Wireptwt Living Costs Hit New High Level Increased Auto Prices Held Main Reason, for Rise; Clothing Up; but Food DowiH WASHINGTON, Dec. 20 again in November to a new The new boost, continuing a pay raise early next year for about 1,000,000 workers in steel, aluminum, meat packing and the aircraft in dustries. Their wages arc keyed to living cost changes The higher price tags on 1958 model automobiles were the main reason for the November living cost rise. They averaged 11.5 higher than 1957 new car prices m Octo ber. Costs of clothing and services also rose: food de clined seasonally. New Records The Labor Department in dex, for November rose by 4. The index has hit a new record in 14 out of the last 15 months. i At 121.6 of the 1947-49 average the latest consumers' price index puts living costs for November at 32 above a year earlier. Ewan Clague, labor statis tics commissioner, said that except for the jump in new car prices November living costs would have risen little or not at all. He said the auto prices : may decline Pictures, however, may not feel that way about it. He is scheduled to report to Paramount in Hollywood Jan. 13 to begin a picture. With a wad of m o n e y already tied up in the forth coming production, the stu dio may eek a delay. ' "If they do, I will go along with them, said Presley. "I know they have lots of money in the picture But I am not going to ask for any special favors myself. " In Hollywood, Hal Wallis, producer of the scheduled film,' "King Creole," said that the sets have been built and the cast selected. Tom Parker of Nashville, the singer's manager, said the draft notice will cost Presley half a million dollars in gross income immediate ly and that Elvis' additional earnings during next year would have brought his in come up to where drafting him will cost the govern ment at least $500,000 in taxes. in November (JP) Living costs rose high level. a long upward climb, means FOOD CHEAPER AS L A. INDEX HITS RECORD Food wa3 cheaper in Los Angeles in November, but other items offset the drop, with the result that the retail" price level hit in all-time high lastmonth, according to the regional office of the U.S. Department of Labor. -The drop in f o otl prices was one-fifth of 1. On the other hand, housing was four-fifths t of 1 higher than in ' the October-November period. The' all-items index for November reached 122.9 on a scale in which the 1947-49 average is 100. when dealers give higher discounts in coming months. But Clague indicated little hope of any appreciable over all decline in living costs this winter. Food, for example, has hit what probably. is a bottom point after the fall harvests and is likely to move upward again, costs for all types of services, including rents and medical care, have consist ently edged up. But cloth ing and appliances probably win taKe a usual post-holiday aip m prices. Mayor Signs Two TV Ordinances Mayor Poulson yesterday signed two ordinances grant ing' franchises to two firms for pay TV in Los Angeles. ine ordinances were ap proved by the City Council Wednesday in a vote of ,8 tn o. iney aumorize ciosea- circuit television for Skia-tron TV, Inc., and the Fox West Coast Telemeter Corp. FIVE PAGES GIVE CHURCH NEWS - Five pages of news about churches and their pre-Christmas activities will be found in this issue starting on Page 10, Part L J. Cyrus S. Eaton Weds Victim ofPolicv35K CLEVELAND, Dec. 20 W) At a private ceremony in his country home Cyrus S Eaton, multimillionaire industrialist, who will be 74 next week, and Mrs. Anne Kinder Jones, 35, were mar ried today. , " ,. : "It's a most wonderful wedding," the new Mrs Eaton said after the ex change of vows before a score of relatives, including her 13-year-old daughter Alice, who wept during the ritual. Son Is Best Man "I'm very happy," Eaton told reporters on the terrace of the Early American farm house midway between here and Akron. Eaton's son ' Cyrus , Jr., whose wife once was a class mate of Mrs. Jones, was best man. Mrs. Jones, a divorcee, is confined to a wheel chair. She has taken part in' the discussions . among scholars and scientists that Eaton sponsors yearly at his birth place, Pugwash, Nova Scotia Daughter of , Judge A Vassar graduate, she Is the "daughter : of Probate Judge and Mrs. Walter T. Kinder.. The Kinder and Eaton families have been friends for years. - Mrs.. Jones and , Atty. Brooks M. Jones were di vorced In 1948. She had suf fered a polio attack in 1946. They have a daughter, Alice, 13. 1 , Eaton is board chairman of Chesapeake & Ohio Rail road' and has interests also in steel, iron ore 'and coal, with heavy holdings in this country and Canada. His first marriage, to Margaret House, ended in divorce in 1934 and she died in 1956. INDEX OF New Dodger Coliseum Plan Scuttled The KA. Coliseum" Commission yesterday scuttled new plans for the Dodgers to play their games in the big bowl next year. Vdte was 4-4, but a favorable vote of 6-2 was needed for approval. Story in Sports Section. ON OTHER PAGES ASTROLOGT. Paga , Part 1. CHURCHES. Pagw 10-14, Part 1. CLASSIFIED. Page Ml, Ptrt . COMICS. Pig I, Part 2. ' CROSSWORD. Pag 11, Ptrt 4, DRAMA AND MUSIC Page 2, 3. Ptrt 3. EDITORIAL. Pagt 4. Ptrt 1 FINANCIAL. Page . 7, Ptrt 2. HOPPER. Pari S Pjrt S. British Back US. Missile Base Plans Measure Passes Comrnons by Only Small Majority LONDON, Dec. 20 (TV- Prime Minister Macmillan won approval irom tne House of Commons tonight for NATO's summit policies and the planting of U.S. nuclear missile bases in Britain. But the smallness of the government's majority 38 votes fell 20 short of nor mal Conservative strength and brought shouts of re sign from Labor benches. The test of strength came after a five-hour debate in which the opposition again assailed the American mis sile bases project and the flights of American bomber patrols over Britain with H- bomb load3. Some Conserva tive as well as Labor speak ers demanded mat Britain adopt a more independent policy to seek agreement with Russia. Four Bases Sought The United States and Britain are reported to have virtually agreed upon build ing four bases in Britain perhaps in Scotland for medium missiles whose 1500- mile range could reach Mos cow. . Macmillan wound up to day's debate by quieting any doubt that Britain would hold the veto on any trigger ing of a missile attack from bases in Britain. "We have complete nega tive control," he emphasized. At the same time, he said, Britain could not shoot them off on her own without Washington's approval. Well Satisfied . Declaring himself well sat isfied with the NATO deci sions in Paris, he said: "I believe what we have done to gether has been well done and will strengthen our po sition, both for. the defense of freedom which we believe in, and for seeking peace." He said the NATO deci sions left the door -open for any type of talks with the Soviet Union a hint that Turn to Page 4, Column 1 Near-Perfect Skies Marred by Late Smog Smog yesterday afternoon marred what otherwise would have been perfect weather in the Los Angeles Basin. -. Visibility fell from 20 miles at 8 a.m. to two and a half miles in the early afternoon. The temperature climbed to a high of 71 deg. and more of the same is forecast for today, backing up the Weather Bureau's prediction that winter would begin offi cially today at 6:49 p.m. meek and mild. The high was reached at 1:50 p.m.; the low, 49, at 5:16 a.m. Humidity yesterday ranged from 66 at 3 a.m. to 30 at 12:50 p.m. Margaret to Visit Canada in July LONDON, Dec. 20 OR The royal court announced today that Princess Margaret will visit Canada in July to attend centenary celebrations in British Columbia. FEATURES JUMBLE-GAME. Page J. Ptrt 4. MOTION PICTURES. PtgM 2, 3, Ptrt 3. POLYZOIDES. Paga 7. Ptrt 1. RADIO-TV. Page 6. Ptrt 3. ' SHIPPING. Page S, Part 1. SOUTHLAND. Ptga . Part 1. SPORTS. Paget 1-4. Part 2. VITAL RECORD. Pigt S, Part J. WEATHER. Pag S. Part 2. YOUNGER SET. Pare S, T. Part S. Missile Plan to Get Billion-Dollar Increase DISARMAMENT TALKS SPURNED BY " MOSCOW, Dec. 21 (Saturday) (P) Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko said today a foreign ministers' conference on disarmament is not acceptable to Russia, At the NATO summit conference in Paris this week, western leaders decided to approach Russia on further disarmament talks. Similar talks have become stalemated in the United Nations. Gromyko also said Russia would not conduct further disarmament negotiations within the United Nations. He spoke to a joint session pf Russia's parliament, the Supreme Soviet. EISENHOWER CALLS IN NIXON ON NATO Briefs Vice-President on Session Results Immediately After Flying Home From Paris WASHINGTON, Dec. 20 (P) President Eisenhower called in Vice-President Nixon today and gave him a 45-minute personal account of this week's NATO talks 5 Babies Die; Indio Hospital Ward Closed By a Times Correspondent RIVERSIDE, Dec. 20 The maternity ward of theipointment with Budget Di- Coachella Valley Hospital in'rector Percival Brundage but Indio has been closed for nearly a week after all five babies in the ward died, ap parently of respiratory dis eases, it was revealed today. The county health officer, Dr. Everett Stone, said that all the babies and their mothers were in good health and the deaths followed short, unexplainable periods of illness. . . Two of the babies, according to Dep. Coroner Robert Drake, have been determined to have died due to bronchial pneumonia. Drake said the other babies appear to have died of the same disease. Within Five Days The first baby died on Dec. 9, Drake said, and four oth ers died within five days. James Davis, resident manager of the hospital, said maternity cases were being referred to another Indio hospital pending results of the investigation. He said that shutdown of the ward was voluntary ana not ordered by health officials. All of the babies were born at about the same time, Dr. Stone said. Dr. Stone quoted one physician as saying that all the victims ' had mud gastro-intestinal symptoms and a low-grade fever. Army Draft Raised30 for February WASHINGTON, Dec. 20 Cfl The Army today boosted its draft call to 13,000 men for February and said this monthly rate probably will continue for the rest of 1958. The February call is 3000 men, or 30 more than the 10,000-man quota set for January. The January figure represents a 3000-man in crease over December. THE WEATHER , No smog today. U.S. Weather Bureau forecast: Variable high cloudiness today through tomorrow. Local night and early morning fog along coast Little change in temperatures with high today near 68. Rain probability 10 today and tonight, 30 to- . morrow. GROMYKO in Paris. V The conference was not dis closed until hours after it was over. It was the main business of the day for President Ei senhower, back at his desk and faced with massive prob lem's in trying to attain the goal of peace through strength. The President had an ap- it was postponed In favor of the visit with Nixon. . Budget Message Within the next few weeks President Eisenhower must put together a budget mes sage expected to asK Lon-gress to approve another peacetime record spending budget. It could reach 73 billion dollars or more as the United States tries to meet the challenge of Russian military-scientific advances. Weighty and sometimes painful decisions must be made on how much to ask for the defense buildup, in cluding scientific and engi neering training, for foreign aid and what domestic programs should be dropped or postponed. Secretary of Defense Mc- Elroy said today the Defense Department will be seeking about another billion "for missiles and other things" for the fiscal year that will end next June 30. Defense spending is now Turn to Page 6, Column 1 Gen. Zwicker Wins Promotion WASHINGTON, Dec. 20 Thet; Army said today MaJ. Gen. Ralph W. Zwicker, a target of the late ben. Jo seph McCarthy's investiga tion of the Army, will become commanding reneral of the 20th U.S. Army Corps (reserve) in March. 2 IMPORTANT SERIES IN TIMES TOMORROW Two important series of articles, studies of widely diverse social areas, will begin in The Times tomorrow:' The first is a four-part series by Times Reporter Harry Nelson on the life of a medical missionary among the Navajos in a remote area of Arizona. Nelson's series is a compassionate story of the slow, painful effort of a few inspired missionaries, to bring an entire people out of their primitive past and into the 20th century Also Deginning in tomorrow's Times is a series by Times Writer Norris Leap entitled "What Price Suburbia?" It tots up the obvious and the hidden costs many Southern Californians are paying to live in the outer reaches of their com-mifnity. Be sure to begin these two informative series In tomorrow's Times. U.S. Slates Speed-up Program , WASHINGTON, Dec. 20 (if) Plans to pump nearly 1 billion dollars more into the missile program quickly were disclosed today by Secretary of Defense McElroy. He said Congress will be asked for the extra money soon after it convenes Jan. 7. The supplemental appro priation, if granted by Con gress, will accelerate this country's missile race with Russia and hasten the military buildup of NATO nations, Extra Effort . . The Eisenhower adminis tration already has indicated it will raise the defense budget by about 2 billion dol lars for fiscal 1959, largely for missile development But this is the first figure to be given out on the additional effort to be made in the cur rent year. McElroy was tackled on the subject as soon as he re turned today from the NATO meetings in Paris. ,"The amount is not quite set," he hedged. Asked then whether it might be about 1 billion dol lars, McElroy replied "that wouldn't be iar wrong." : The money is needed for "missiles fand other things," the Dcfehse chief said, but missiles will represent a large part of the total. Operational production of two intermediate range bal listic missiles, the -Army s Jupiter and the Air Force's; Thor, was ordered recently, and this will run into a lot of money. , Higher Budget Expensive missile testing also has been stepped up, and "the Army has been di rected to use a modified Jupiter-C in U.S. efforts to launch an earth satellite. A .billion-dollar supplemental appropriation would push the current defense budget to approximately $39,500,000,000 and take a big bite out of the surplus the administration hoped to have at the end of the fiscal year. Last Oct. 1 Treasury offi cials estimated they would have a surplus of around $1,500,000,000 to apply against the national debt on June 30. Billion Dollars '. A billion dollars more for defense this year would cut the anticipated surplus down to about $300,000,000. A continued recession trend "in business, reducing tax revenues, might bring income and outgo even closer together. On the other hand, increased government spending for defense would help to bolster the business economy.

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