The Los Angeles Times from Los Angeles, California on January 14, 1963 · 31
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Monday, January 14, 1963
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METROPOLITAN.NEWS EDITORIALS PART II VOL IXXXII 2t CC MONDAY MORNING, JANUARY 14, 1963 Tunes Mirror Square, Los Angeles 53, Calif. MAdljon 5-2341 Teamsters Loans in Vegas Reach fearly $22 Million X : :- y . . . ... :.; HERE WE GO AGAIN -Four of the 41 residents of Surf, Cal., leave their homes during evacuation caused by rocket test. From left to fight they are -y k - - sty y-h u Mrs. Charles DeFreese. Zochary Martinez and his" mother, Mrs. John Martinez, ond Mrs. Harriett Whitehead. Evacuations sometimes occur at night. Town's Days and Nights 'Shot' by Rocjcet Tests . - - v Residents of Surf, Call, Are Evacuated as Often as 2 or 3 Times every Week 'OK, WE'LL MOYE' Mrs. Peirce Ferriter and daughters Susan (in arms) and Kathleen get the word from Pfc. William Sepeck to leave the beach. lmn phaiet FOOTBALL FADE-OUT Winter Rings Down Curtain at Coliseum BY ART SEIDEXBAU.M : The long theatrical season at the Coliseum ended in a comedy of errors as the per formers from the West kept falling down, dropping cues in form of footballs and refusing to play heroes. Pro Bowl curtain: East, 30; West 20. . It was a funny year. We had the great repertory crew from SC. which played only for happy endings. The LCLA group was more erratic, often refusing to follow the script when fa vorites or underdogs. The Rams? Pure Greco-Roman tragedy. The football finale yester-! day was climatically out of character. At performance time the temperature read 67 deg. but listening to the wind, you'd have thought the game was staged in Yan iee Stadium. One man sat near me with white wool hat pulled down over his ears. Another kept raising hi9 binocular! V BY CHARLES IIILLlNGER case to nis moutn, noi nis eyes, obviously trying to satisfy another of the senses. There were enough blankets to open up a roadside stand in Aew Mexico. And the con cessionaires ran fresh out of their lukewarm hot dogs. The comparative cold, I guess, was also responsiDie for the season ending 'with out the faith - shouter who usually appears after each game m the tunnel that leads to the dressing rooms. He was absent: so was his port able loudspeaker. There was no one to urge salvation on the 300 or 400 autograph seekers crowding outside the players' dressing rooms, But neither winds nor charity kept the scalpers from coming. I stood for five minutes outside the ticket windows before game time and got three different offers to buy $5 tickets for $7.50 each. The Coliseum still has these parasites Please Turn to Pg. 8, CoL 4 Evacuate the town!" When marine sentries sound that alarm in the rail road town of Surf, 170 miles northwest of Los Angeles, no one panics. ine entire comruuuuy is evacuated as often as two or three times a week sev eral times each month. Surf, on the Southern Pacific Railroad's main line, lies due south of Vandenberg Air Force Base missile launching pads. Every time a rocket is blasted into the heavens in a southerly direction over fthe Pacific Missile Range, Surf becomes a ghost town. Removed From llaiards The community's 41 resi dents, who live in 14 beach homes, are removed from the hazardous corridor which extends two miles inland and 10 miles down the coast to Point Arguello. For three years the rail road telegraphers, section crews, maintenance men, their wives and children have had to leave at all hours of the day and night It sure gets monotonous. said Mrs. Vivian Diaz, in an observation that sums up the sentiments of the peop- ple of Surf. Told Before Shot The evacuation is super vised by the Naval Missile acilities, Point Arguello. Marine sentries drop , by the village a day before a shot and warn "Mayor" Bob Wolfe, Surf trainmaster, and other residents of an im pending blast-off. Also alerted are three families at Sudden Ranch, 30 Coast Guardsmen and their families at the Point Arguello Loran Station and Mr. and Mrs. George Page, who supervise the Santa Barbara County Park at Surf. Soon before launch the and V Coast Guard families the ranchers take refuge in underground shelters. ; The Pdees art evacuated on a Navybus with the resi dents of Surf an hour before the firing, If it's a daylight shot the evacuees ar taken to near by Lompoc. V here they are treated' to a picnic in Ryon Park or dinnet in one of the tetter restaurants JAPANESE PAY RADIO STATION GOES ON AIR A subscription radio station broadcasting in Japanese went on the air here Sunday with 2,000 paying listeners already signed up. The FM station, broadcasting with a power of 58 kilowatts, sends out scram bled radio waves which can be picked up in homes only with the aid of a special re ceiver converter. The station, operated by the Homecast Corp., 6115 Selma Ave., carries no ad .vertising and relies on sub- 'gcriber fees for revenue. Rental is $6.24 a month after $41.24 installation and de posit fee. Tadao Kimura, Homecast president, said the station is the first to use the scram bled transmission system here. He said the Homecast station can be heard in Los Angeles. Riverside, Ventu ra and Orange counties. The station broadcasts from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. and features music and programs taped in Japan. The open ing day's programs also in cluded translations of state ments by Mayor Yorty and supervisor Dorn. Navy Pa t Bill If it's a night firing the families are put up in a mo- teL The Navy picks up trie tab for supper, buys the townfolk their breakfasts and packs lunches for .school-age children and de livers them to class on time in the morning. "That's the least we can do. They've been good sports through it all." said si Navy officer. The Navy gets into the act because of its res ponsibility for ground and in-flight safety over the Pa cifie Missile Range. Typical comments from those in Surf; If it helps the country to send these things in the air1. I'm glad to leave," said Mrs. Charles Defreese. Kids Like Motel The kids like it. And they sure get a kick out of staying in a motel when we! have to leave at night," Mrs, John Martinez said. Chief complaint is that it's hard, to plan from day to day, ' "I was going to wash to-J day. But they're firing a, Thor-Agena. Another day shot," sighed Mrs. Martinez as she dressed her three small children and prepared to leave. Her son, Richard, 9. had the thrill of his life recently, Home with the measles he had to be taken from Surf in a Navy ambulance. Mrs. Harriett Whitehead, Please Turn to Pg. 2, CoL Ulcer Freeze Treatment Stirring LA. Hospitals Get Set for Expected Rush of New Patients BY HARRY NELSON Times Medical Editor One of the "hottest" medi cal procedures in .'recent years a "frozen stomach" uicer treatment wnicn re places surgery is spark ing a race by Los Angeles hospitals to get set for the expected ru3h of patients. It is also the object of consiaeraDie aeoate among some doctors who wonder wh e t h e r the experimental technique Is ready for wide-! spread application. Developed at the-Univer sity of Minnesota and first used only 15 months ago, the new treatment, involves freezing the stomach until it is literally as hard . as a rock. Reason Not Known For some reason "not yet completely -understood, low ering the temperature of the stomach to nearly xero dec. r . for 45 minutes to an hour results In an abrupt cessa tion 'of and secretion. Spectacular results have been achieved by the Min nesota- surgeons who devel oped the procedure. Poten-! tially it offers a relatively inexpensive, painless and ef-i fective means of avoiding surgery for a major proportion of duodenal ulcer vie- More of Pension Funds Invested in Stardust, f Dunes Gambling Hotels Federal investigation of multimillion-dollar Team-' iters Union pension fund loans is believed to be near-ing fruition in Chicago. Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Times' investigation of nearly a year brings new disclosures. BY GENE BLAKE AND JACK TOBIN Copyright 1963 by The Lot Angeles Times Teamsters Union pension fund investments in Nevada have reached nearly $22 million with two new loans totaling $11 million for the Stardust and Dunes luxury gambling hotels on the Las Vegas strip. Although the state ranks! , . . -. . , . . " tims who are candidates for an operation. The approximately 2 mil lion peptic (duodenal) ulcer victims in the nation are ex-j pected to clamor, for the non-surgical procedure. Still Experimental It is this anticipated on-! laught, in view of .the still experimental nature of the technique, which is causing some doctors t the greatest concern. . , ' They point out that no body knows precisely the nature of the changes in the stomach wall which result from freezing. In addition there have been reports of gastric Ulcers (ulcers in the stomaclt in contrast with those in the duodenum) be ing caused by the procedure in a' small number of pan tients. To submit large numbers of persons to a procedure which has not been thor oughly worked out would be a mistake, they believe. While the conservative proponents insist that freez- me would be used only on patients who otherwise would have to be operated on, the skeptics say that the Please Turn to Pg. 8, Col. 1 Robert Strausz-Hupe Federation of NATO Nations Urged at UCLA The director of the Uni versity. of Pennsylvania's Foreign Policy Research Institute called Sunday night for a federation of Atlantic nations to be built on the foundations of NATO. Robert Strausz-Hupe ex pounded the idea before an audience of about 1,000 at UCLA's Royce Hall in the first of four Sunday evening1 critiques on United States foreign policy. An Atlantic federation must be created and must be created pretty soon other wise oar civilisation win go to pot," he said. Coherent Foreign Policy Strausz-Hupe said such a federation composed of the countries participating in the North Atlantic Treaty! Organization, would help cre ate a "coherent, overall" foreign policy for the United States instead of the pragmatic and opportunistic poli cy 6f the past and present. He said the nation-state system of today must be re placed through the leader ship of President Kennedy, The Sonets are not inter ested and the new nations are too busy establishing themselves.- he said, so it is almost an "historic duty" of Mr. Kennedy. Calls for Unity Let us unite with what can be united," he said "That happens to be the Atlantic community. It Is with these people we must tackle the job of replacing the nation- state system." , Strausz-Hupe warned against, hoping for a mell ower Khrushchev. (The only warrant of his power is to De tne cniei in terpreter. the high priest, i: vou will, of communism," he said, v ' Ori the Cuba crisis, he said the only conclusion the Rus sians .drew from their set- Please Turn to Pg. 2, Col. 2 near the bottom in popula tion, the lure of legalized gambling has put it in close competition with the Florida resort area as the main sowing ground for Teamsters' pension fund money. Based on The Los Angeles imes' disclosures of the last year, about one-tilth of the pension funds estimated $170 million mortgages are in Florida largely in 'the Miami area. $200 Million Assets The newest loans in Ne vada bring that state's share to about one-fifth and put it far ahead of California and New York. Source of the money is the Teamsters' Chicago - based Central States, Southeast and Southwest Areas Pen sion Fund with current as sets of about $200 million, One of the eight union trustees of the fund is Team sters' president James Rid dle Hoffa. The other eight trustees represent em ployers. Documents filed in the Clark County (Nev.) record er's office show the new loan of $6 million on the Stardust hotel was made Dec. 17. $2 Million More It came first from the Bank of Las Vega3 to Star-! dust, Inc., which executed a trust deed on the hotel real estate as security. An agree ment provided that $4 mil lion would be disbursed be tween Nov. 1 and Dec. 31, 1962. The remaining $2 million will become available be-1 tween next Nov. 1 and Dec 31 if the borrower qualified, But no payments on any of the loan, including interest, at 6M, are due until Jan. 1, 1964. Also filed as additional security was a conditional assignment of leases and rents to the Bank of Las Vegas by United Resort Hotels, Inc., and by Karat, Inc. United Resort Hotels, Inc., operates the hotel under lease from Stardust, Inc., and leases the casino opera tion to Karat, Inc. ' Signers of Papers On the same day these documents were executed, however, the bank's interest in the loan and leases was assigned to the trustees of the Teamsters' Central States, Southeast and Southwest Areas Pension Fund. E. Parry Thomas, president of the Bank of Las Vegas, executed the assignment. The other documents were signed for Stardust, Inc., by Jerry Rolston, Beverly Hills attorney, as president, and John S. Halley, Reno attor ney, as secretary; for United Resort Hotels, Inc., by J. A. Donnelley, San Diego attorney, as vice president, and Bernard Rothkopf, Las Vegas gambling licensee, as secretary, and for Karat. Inc., by Donnelley -as vice president and Rothkopf as assistant secretary. Being Reorganized Principal ownership of Stardust, Inc., was acquired from John and Rella Factor in August by the Desert Inn management and the corpo ration is in the process of being reorganized. The Desert Inn management also has been operating the Stardust through the United Resort Hotels Corp. Latest records in Carson City show officers of United Resort Hotels Corp. to be Wilbur Clark, president; Al-lard Roen, executive vice president; Rothkopf, secre tary; Morris E. (Moe) Dahtz, treasurer; Morris Kleinman, a director, and iDonnelley and Marshall Ruben, assist ant secretaries. The records show officers of Karat, Inc., (the Stardust Please Turn to Pg. 3, Col. 1 Record Crowd Expected to View Masterpieces BY HENRY SELDIS, Times Art Editor I -'- i -V . l4& 1 1 1 mm .ii m . - a w til - : ' ' - 'i' ' J..: '. ZX- I fir ':' ....V. . ...... , 1 i .. J, .. J 4 Thousands of school chil-' dren and college students are expected to join record crowds to see two world- famous Italian Renaissance masterworks by Antonio Del Pollaiulo that will be on view at the County Museum rom 10 a.m. Tuesday through Sunday. "Since this special exmoi- tion was unexpectedly made possible by the Italian gov- eminent ana tne rasaaena counle who have , had the . ... . panels in their possession, we would luce 10 invite an 1 TOWN DESERTED FOR BLAST-OFF Lance Cpl. Robert Juvell swings orm toward th community abandoned for a Thor-Agena rocket blast-off from Vandenbera Base, beyond water in the distance." Timet phot the art teachers in this area to bring their pupils to see these great works by Del Pollaiuolo," Dr. Richard F. Brown, museum director, said. The museum has custody of the paintings while negotiations for their return t the Uffizi Gallery continue between the Italian government and Mr. and Mrs. Jo-hann Meindl of Pasadena. The small wooden panels disappeared from Italy during World War II and were rediscovered here a month ago. .. - - . , ART EXPERT IN FAMED PAINTINGS CASE DIES Arthur A. La Vinger, art restorer, who recently iden tified two famous Italian paintings owned by a Pasa dena couple, died Saturday, The paintings became the object of an international dispute when the Italian eovernment announced it would seek title to them. Mr. La Vinger, 60, of 853'4 Westbourne Dr., leaves his wife, Stephanie; a son, Allen; his mother and two els- teri. Funeral services will b conducted at 11 a.m. Tues day in Pierce Bros. Beverly Hills Mortuary. Interment will be in the Chapel of the Pines. Comic Dictionary WORLD A place that seems to be growing worse, but only, because the news coverage is growing better... ..''. Copyright, 1M, by Ivsit tsar

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