Redlands Daily Facts from Redlands, California on March 7, 1959 · Page 1
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If a tU I35B 69th Year No. 30 REDLANDS, CALIFORNIA, SATURDAY, MARCH 7, 1959 r «ct. phon. PY 3-3221 Eight Pages 5 Cents SOVIETS WARN AGAINST BERLIN WAR Troopers Break Up Prison Riot Convicts Captured, Hostages Freed, Hundreds Of Shots WALPOLE. Mass. <UPI>—State troopers stormed the Walpole State Prison machine shop today, capturing five rioting convicts and freeing their five hostages. Several hundred shots were fired as the capture was made. But no one was injured as the' steel- helmeted troopers assaulted the machine shop, firing three shots to break open the lock. The troopers were led by Rich ard Wells, an assistant deputy warden. A priest .held as hostage, Fa ther Edward T. Hartigan, was covered with gasoline when the troopers burst in. He said the convicts had threatened to set him afire. Molotov Cocktail Prison officials said the convicts threw a Molotov cocktail consisting of a bottle filled with gasoline just before the assault. The bottle set a minor fire outside the shop. The convicts' weapons included ice ^icks and home-made knives according to prison officials. The prisoners were questioned in the building where they were captured. I The other hostages included two] deputy wardens and two guards. State Police Maj. Arthur O'Lea ry said' before the capture ."we are going in to get them. These men are desperate. I'm afraid there is going to be bloodshed— j how can you duck it?" Drops of blood formed a trail leading into the machine shop. Troopers Cirela Waifs About 100 state troopers, armed 1 with riot guns and tear gas. had circled the walls to back up guards as the five convicts demanded a conference with prison officials. Police listed the attempted jail breakers as: Ringleader Martin F. Feeney, 43, Boston—veteran of seven suc-| cessful escapes and a convicted bank robber. Robert D. Howard, 26, Boston— 'hard core" prison troublemaker who was a key figure in the 1935 Cherry Hill outbreak led by Theo-| dore 'Teddy) Green at Charlestown State Prison. J Russell Halliday. 30, Cambridge —serving a 12-tq-15 year sentence for shooting a Watertown policeman during a drug store holdup and a suspect in the acid-blinding of a fellow inmate. Kenneth Abramson— described as a "troublemaker." Other Hostages Robert J. Savage, 34, Sharon- veteran prison escaper who once dressed as a clergyman while attempting bank robberies in Chelsea, Forest Hills and Newton. O'Leary told state police, "If you shoot, shoot to kill." He'warned the troopers the rioters may have had time to switch clothes with their hostages. On J guard, Robert White, was released by the five rioters after an apparent fight. While suffered a cut on the back of his neck x —NEA T.ltphot. BACK FROM CONSULTATION— Bob Hope is greeted by his wife Dolores on his arrival in Los Angeles after visiting an eye specialist in New York regarding the blood clot in his left eye. Hope said he would continue working on TV and films, but would "just have to throttle down my cruising speed a little." British Troops May Be Sent To Africa LONDON 'UPI> — Britain ordered a 700-man battalion of troops on six-hour alert today, presumably to be ready to fly to Xyasaland and Rhodesia to prevent open warfare between the native population and the white colonials in the African federation The laborite Daily Herald said Prime Minister Harold Macmillan's cabinet "has decided that local white colonial troops cannot be trusted to be fair to the Africans." BORGNINE TO .MARRY HOLLYWOOD (UPI)-Actor Er nest Borgnine announced Thursday he plans to marry actress] Katy Jurado in September. Weather San Bernardino Valley: Mostly sunny today and Sunday. Little temperature change. High today 72. March 7, 1959 (11 a.m. Reading) Highest 70, Lowest 43 Sunday Sunrise .and Sunset 6:09 a.m. — 5:49 p.m. Monday Sunrise and Sunset 6:08 a.m. — 5:50 p.m. ONE YEAR AGO TODAY ' Highest 55, Lowest 37 Freshman Demo Gets Lecture From Republican WASHINGTON lUPIi—A freshman California Democrat touched off a brief, but spirited debate at a House hearing Friday when he attacked an administration school aid plan as "unworkable" and "completely inadequate." The congressman, Clement W Miller was then lectured by a veteran Republican legislator, Rep. Carroll D. Kearns of Pennsylvania, for making what Kearns called "socialistic" pronounce ments. Miller, appearing before the House General Education Subcommittee, testified in support of a Democratic-sponsored four - year, $11,300,000,000 school assistance program. The Democratic plan calls for bolstering teachers salaries in addition to contributing to school construction. A 25-3ear $2,000,000,000 admin istration proposal provides for helping school districts pay off new bonds for classroom construction but does not include a provision for salary aid. Miller read a prepared statement in which he said the administration plan was "useless." When he finished Kearns countered that the more expansive Democratic idea was "typical Socialism." If the federal government supports teachers salaries Kearns said, "we'll be heading right down the road to Hitlerism and Fascism, and Socialism." "The day the federal government pays one dollar of teachers salary, you cross off the re public. That's what Hitler tried to do when he moved in to take over education first." Kearns, who is the ranking member of the House Education Committee, told Miller that "you are a youngster around here and you've got a lot to learn." "What you are advocating would simply help the Socialists to get a foot in the door," he said. Miller replied that he "realized I have a lot to learn, and I hope to do so." 15 Year Old Boy At Helm When Tanker Crashed NEW YORK (UPD—A 15-year- old boy was at the helm of the Norwegian tanker Jalanta when it collided with the liner Constitution in a dense fog just outside New- York Harbor last Sunday. Carl Henrik Hoff. Trondheim. Norway, testified Friday he had been assigned to the helm 41 minutes before the collision in the Atlantic, 22 miles from the southern tip of Manhattan Island. A spokesman for the Norwegian Shipping Federation said "there is nothing unusual in assigning a boy who has completed apprenticeship on a training school ship to any job the master thinks him capable of doing under supervision of elder seamen." American maritime regulations stipulate that apprentices can only take the helm for learning purposes. In congested areas—such as that where Sunday's collision happened—no one below the rating of able bodied seaman is permitted at the helm, according to the rules. Filipinos Free Russ Trawlers MANILA (UPD— Five Russian trawlers held captive for a week for violating Luzon island's Diri- qui Bay sailed for Vladivostok today. Navy Patrol Cmdr. Ernest Edralin, who had been guarding the vessels, told United Press International, the trawlers were escorted out of the bay and allowed to sail on alone. Foreign Secretary Felixbcrto Serrano and Defense Secretary Jesus Vargas decided to free the vessels after an investigating team said it believed the Russians' claim that they entered the bay to escape' a major storm at sea. 1 The Philippine navy boarded the vessels last Friday and held them captive for a week during the investigation. The Soviet Union protested the action, but the protest was rejected. Diplomats Confer On Berlin Moves British Ambassador, Herter Meet To Talk About Note To Moscow WASHINGTON lUPI) — Allied diplomats held a series of unusual Saturday conferences on Berlin today as American officials finished a rough draft of a reply to Russia on the crisis. British Ambassador Sir Harold Caccia conterred with acting Secretary of State Christian Herter for 45 minutes. The envoy said they talked about "the note to Moscow" and also discussed Prime Minister Harold Macmillan's visit to Washington for con ferences with President Eisenhower on March 20. German Ambassador Wilhelm Grewe and the Canadian Minister. S. F. Rae also called at the State Department. They conferred scp aratcly with Livingston Merchant Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs and one of the nrincipal architects of department planning in the Berlin situa-j tion. Not On Narrow Terms High officials said that the proposed note to Russia welcomes Premier N i k i t a Khrushchev's grudging acceptance of the Western proposal for a Big Four foreign ministers conference on Berlin and Germany. But the draft also makes it clear that the meeting cannot take place on the narrow terms laid down by Moscow. The White House said today that it is hoped that ailing Secretary of State John Foster Dulles can take part to some extent in talks between Eisenhower and Macmillan. Press Secretary James C. Ha erty said it will "depend entirely on his condition." Caccia told reporters after his meeting with Herter that "there is nothing to say except that we talked over current problems and it does not take any genius to figure out what those are. We have the Russian note to answer and our Prime Minister is coming here in a fortnight. After all, it is the task of all of us to determine what the next steps must be." The flurry of diplomatic activity here came as Martin J. Hillenbrand prepared to leave later today for Paris and a four power meeting of allied diplomatic experts who will consult on the note to Moscow and other aspects of the Berlin and German situations The allied group meets in Paris Monday. . —NEA r «Uphot» WHITE HOUSE CONFERENCE —President Eisenhower gave congressional leaders, from both parties a fill-in on the Berlin crisis in a 90-minute conference at the White House, and received a pledge of united support for his firm stand. Shown here, left to right: Allen Dulles, director of the Central Intelligence Agency and brother of John Foster Dulles; House Minority Leader Charles Halleck (R., Ind.); Senate Minority Leader Everett Dirksen (R., 111.); Acting Secy, of State Christian Herter; House Speaker Sam Rayburn (D., Tex.); Defense Secy. Neil McElroy; President Eisenhower; Vice President Nixon, and Senate Majority Leader Lyndon Johnson (D., Tex.) Dulles X-Ray Therapy May Be Resumed Today WASHINGTON (CPU — Secretary of State John Foster Dulles may resume massive radiation treatments today for his abdomi nal cancer. State Department Press, Officer Lincoln White said doctors expected to resume therapy from the one-million volt X-ray machine at Walter Reed Army Hospital, possibly today. The treatments were begun Feb. 20 but halted earlier this week after Dulles received a one-shot injection of radioactive gold. Dulles' future as secretary ofj state apparently still was undecided. Sen. J. William Fulbright 'D- Ark.) said Friday he had a "hunch" but no "real informa-| tion" that there would be a decision within two weeks on whether the 71-year-old secretary can resume full command of U.S. foreign policy. Fulbright is chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Com mittee. If Fulbright's hunch is correct Dulles' future role could be charted before the March 19 visit here of British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan. A State Department spokesman said he knew of no decision on Dulles' future and refused to speculate on any major personal role for Dulles in the Macmillan talks on the Berlin crisis. Dulles however, has been briefed daily on foreign affairs President Eisenhower drove out to Dulles' hospital suite late Friday for a half-hour visit. It included a discussion of Eisenhower's 90- minute morning meeting with con gressional leaders on the Berlin matter. Hurricane Shakes Up 996 Aboard Queen Elizabeth Badge Stops Bullet, Saves Watchman's Life SAN ANTONIO Tex. <UPI>Charles Billiard, 51-ycar-old night watchman, was alive today because his badge stopped a bullet. Hilliard, watchman at Santa Rose Hospital in San Antonio, was standing at an intersection Friday night when four teen-age boys passed hiin in a car. One of them fired a .32 caliber pistol at him The bullet ripped into the wallet he carried in his breast pocket, was stopped by his badge, and the slug dropped into the pocket It knocked.the wind out of him and left a sizeable bruise. Police launched a search for the boys. Airline Pilot First To Fly Million Miles In Jet WASHINGTON (UPD — At 2:53 a.m. e.s.t., today. Capital Airlines Flight 86 from Milwaukee to Washington made what was a routine landing to its passengers —but a big event in the life of its pilot At the moment the wheels of the prop-jet. Viscount touched a National Airport runway, Capt. Melvin C. Garlow became the first scheduled airline pilot in the United States to complete one million miles of jet engine flying. The Viscount has jet engines hitched to conventional propellers Garlow was one of the first Capi tal pilots to qualify in the British- made airliner when the line put it into operation more than four years ago. The 53-year-old pilot, a baldish, soft-spoken veteran of 29 years in the cockpit, recalled his last ^mil­ lion miles as "frankly, pretty routine." "You can't have anything but praise and respect for the jet engine," he told UPI in an interview. "If I had been flying a piston engine aircraft, I could have expected to encounter 10 or 12 engine failures in four years of flying. I've had only one in a Viscount — and that was my own fault. I was cross-feeding fuel and accidently shut off the fuel supply to one engine. To a multi-million miler like Garlow (his first transport plane was an ancient Fairchildl, commercial aviation isn't the fun it used to be. "We used to get to know pilots on other airlines and get acquainted with passengers on our own," he reminisced. "Now we're too busy up front to walk back into the cabin and talk to folks." When he isn't flying, Garlow operates a farm near Morgantown, W.Va. And when he is plowing "the back 40," he admits recalling with some nostalgia the old days of flying. "Like the tricks we used to play on new hostesses," he chuckled. "There was one girl who came up in the cockpit and wanted to know how fast we were going. I just put my hand on the side ofj the cockpit, looked thoughtful for a second and told her '187 miles an hour'." " 'How can you tell'?" she wanted to know. "Vibration," I assured her. "So help me, to the day she quit flying, anytime a passenger asked about our speed, she's put her hand on the cabin wall and said '187\" SOUTHAMPTON. England 'UPIi — Hurricane winds on the north Atlantic shook up the Queen Elizabeth's 996 passengers and caused $6,000 damage to dishes and furniture during the giant liner's latest crossing from New- York, it was reported today. Passengers who weathered the gale included Conservative publisher Lord Beavcrbrook and former British Prime Minister Sir Anthony Eden. The Queen docked here Friday night. 30 hours behind schedule. "We had a hell of a storm," said Commodore G. H. C. Morris, the liner's captain. "It was one of the worst storms I have ever seen in the Atlantic." Morris, who has been sailing for 46 years, said he spent two days and two nights on the bridge fighting 90-m.p.h winds and 60- foot waves. Eden and his wife were returning from a vacation in Mexico Like most other passengers, they spent most of their time in their cabin. Beaverbrook fell down a short stairway while the liner was at anchor in the harbor here. He was X-rayed, but had incurred no serious injuries. Passengers and captain alike were grateful for the 83,000-ton liner's hydraulic stabilizers, which can be extended from its sides under the waterline to cut down roll. It was one of the slowest voyages the Queen ever made in peacetime. Dancing was .forbidden for the first time in six years. Midwest Digs Out From Late Winter Snowstorm Khrushchev Says It Would Begin War III Views War As Not A Certainty Because Communists Stronger LEIPZIG, East Germany (UPI) —Soviet Premier Nikita S. Khrushchev warned today that even a limited war over Berlin would become a global holocaust that would end with the destruction of the West. "If a new war starts, even if it starts as a small war, it will end in the destruction of capitalism." Khrushchev told a Communist workers conference. In a hard-hitting, uncompromising speech, the Soviet Premier called for a policy of strength in dealing with the West. "We recognize the right of ua- ing strength in dealing with the imperialists," he said. "Lamb And Tht Lien" "When you talk to the imperialists you need not only morals but you must be supported by strength." Khrushchev said war is not a certainty because the Communist bloc is now stronger than the West. "The lamb tried to eat the lion but its stomach was too small," he said. "War is no longer inevitable. This is so not because the imperialists have become better but becauje they have become weaker. The forces of peace are strong- ier than ever before." In Communist terminology, "im- United Press International The Midwest began to dig out today from a late winter snowstorm which crippled traffic, isolated communities, crushed roofsj and caused the deaths of at least, perialist" is synonymous with the 31 persons. jWest and "forces of peace" TI,„ o „„^i, „.„„t A ..J means the Communist world. The sneak storm swept down, Khrusncnev ridicuIcd Western suddenly on the upper Midwest, reports that the Soviet Union fears pounding parts of Michigan with! Red China or is having difficulty blizzard force and walloping Iowa w ' tn and Wisconsin with new snowfall* ... ^ to me up to 20 inches. The Midwest got the worst of it. 'are you not afraid of the Chinese? They have such a high but elsewhere, wind, rain and i birthrate.' I answered, 'yes, I thunderstorms lashed New Eng- know.' Mutual Network To Be Sold NEW YORK <UPD-A group of New York businessmen has acquired an option for the purchase of the .Mutual Broadcasting System, the network announced Friday night. Robert F. Hurleigh, senior MBS vice president, said he had transferred an option right he was granted last week by Scranton Corp. and Hal Roach Studios. Inc., to a group headed by Malcolm Smith for an undisclosed amount Smith, president of Harrison Home Products. Inc., a New York import firm, also is an executive in 'the recording Industry field. Khrushchev Weighs 220 Lbs. LEIPZIG, East Germany (UPI) —Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev weighs 220 pounds, according to Communist scales. Khrushchev is 5 feet 5 inches tall. The Sovet leader stepped on a bathroom scale during his tour of •the Leipzig Fair Friday and the pointer bounced up to 100 kilos or 220 pounds. East German Communist leader Walter Ulbricht weighed in at 93 Ijilos or 204 pounds. Woman Bank Teller Doesn't Scare Easily SOUTHGATE, Calif. (UPD— A would-be bank robber knew today that teller Dolores Vossler didn't scare easily. The man placed a bowling satch el on the counter of a Bank of America branch office and said: 'This is a hand grenade. Give me all your money or I'll blow you up." Mrs. Vossler turned to another teller and shouted: "I'm being held up." She then yelled to the switchboard operator to call police. The startled bandit started to run. Mrs. Vossler, hot on his trail, ran to the front of the bank and called the bank guard. "Stop him," she shouted. Operations Officer C.E. Schueller rushed out of the work area and helped the guard hold the suspect until- officers arrived. The FBI identified him as' Alvin White, 35, an unemployed laborer. Lewis Wife Expecting HOLLYWOOD (UPI>— Comedian Jerry Lewis and his wife, Patti, are expecting the arrival of their fifth child later this yeay j ,. , , ... .i "This was a typical middle-class land, creatmj traffic problems >n I conception." Khrushchev said all Communists help one another. "If you ask me what I am, I say I am not a Russian but a Communist" he declared. Khrushchev avoided making any attack on West Berlin. He repeated his' demands for a peace treaty with both German regimes and said again he would sign one with East Germany alone if the West refused to join. "What will happen in Berlin?" he said. "Nothing will happen. If they want to continue with capitalism that is fine with us. Under the free city they can have the social order they wish." The Communists have continually plugged this line in an attempt to undermine Western allied rights in West Berlin. The Soviet chief leaves later today for Berlin where he is expected to confer Sunday or Monday with Communist leaders Wadysaw Gomuka of Poland, Antonin Novotny of Czechoslovakia and Walter Ulbricht of East Germany. Athough reports of the meeting have not been confirmed officially, East German Premier Otto Grotcwohl said Friday night it is very likely." Vermont and Maine and flood threats in Connecticut and Massachusetts. Wisconsin and Iowa each count ed 11 storm-caused deaths. Five persons were killed in a head-on collision in Indiana after skidding on an icy highway and two persons died in Northern Illinois which caught the southern fringe of the blast. Oklahoma and Penn sylvania each reported one death. Forty-five mile an hour winds churned up blinding snow cloudsj across the upper peninsula dumping 14 inches of snow on Pellston 11 inches on Marquette and six inches on Sault Sainte Marie. Schools, industries and stores closed down. A Greyhound bus was marooned in drifts for three hours on U.S. 27 and the passengers were forced to find shelter in homes until the bus was towed. In the worst single storm tragedy, snows nearly two feet prevented firemen from reaching a small home near LaCrosse. Wis., before a mother and her two small sons died. The storm caused .scores of collisions on ice-slicked roads across northern Illinois and sent the barometer in Chicago to its lowest point in nine years. Kennedy Steals Show At Midwest Democratic Meet MILWAUKEE .Wis. (UPD-The man who wasn't there. Sen. John Kennedy (D-Mass.i, stole the show at the Midwest Democratic Conference in the maneuvering for a -job he says he is not seek ing—the presidency. However. Sen. Hubert Humphrey <D-Minn.), another of the I960] front runners, will have an opportunity to take the spotlight from Kennedy in the conference ban quel tonight, where he will de liver the main address. Gov. G. Mennen Williams of Michigan, another 1960 presidential possibility • who remained in the long shadow of Kennedy throughout most of the day. regained some attention Friday night when he proposed in a television appearance that Democrat Adlai Stevenson be named secretary of state if and when John Foster Dulles is forced to give up the job. Williams, who campaigned for Son. William Proxmire (D-Wis.), was greeted with a standing ovation at the start of a luni'eon speech here Friday but he drew few cheers during or afterward. In a headline-making news coo-i ference Friday. Kennedy's younger brother, Robert Kennedy, took the play from presidential possibilities Sen. Stuart Symington <D-Mo.>, and Williams. The young Kennedy revealed he has been offered campaign support for his brother in return for taking a milder line in the Senate Labor Rackets Committee hearings, which he serves as chief counsel. Kennedy said the offers came from both labor and management —more from the latter. He said he saw nothing unlawful in the approaches made to him and thus had not reported them to Sen. John McClellan (D-Ark.), the committee chairman. However, he said he had discussed them with his elder brother. The Kennedy camp continued to gain momentum through the day. Although there wasn't an announced Kennedy supporter in the room, mimeographed statements by Kennedy on subjects ranging from cooperatives to the international wheat agreement appeared at the meeting, outnumbering those of any other- prominent Democrat by at l^ast fiva to one. i

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