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I35B 69th Year No. 37 REDLANDS, CALIFORNIA, MONDAY, MARCH 16, 1959 r .cu Phon« PV s-MJi Twelve Pages 5 Cents SOVIETS ACCUSE NASSER Herter Opens Case For Foreign Aid Says Foreign Policy Will Be Ineffective Unless Aid Gran red WASHINGTON" < L'PI > —Acting Secretary of State Christian A. Herter told Congress today U. S. foreign policy will become "ineffective" unless President Eisenhower's S3.9:-"».995.000 foreign aid program gets strong support. He made the statement in opening the administration's drive to sell the program to a reduction- minded Congress. Testifying as the first witness at House Foreign Affairs Committee hearings Herter said the mutual aid program is "fundamental I brought calls for withdrawal of! Snow-Weary Midwest Staggers Under Storm United Press International The snowy-weary Midwest staggered today in the wake of a near blizzard which stalled trains, marooned thousands of persons and cut communications. The week-end storm, powered by 50 to 80 m. p. h. winds, piled up paralyzing snows from Nebraska northeastward through Michigan. Eisenhower To Make Clear West's Firmness It roared into eastern Canada during the night, but strong winds continued to batter the lower Great Lakes region and eastern L'pper Michigan, where snow depths averaged 40 to 50 inches. The storm, tornadoes and Texas prairie fires were blamed for at least nine deaths. Three persons were killed in Arkansas tor- United Press International President Eisenhower goes be-' fore the nation tonight with aj na ,^ at Opal . Moko and Owens radio-television report on the Ber- y" c - A fire fighter died of burns !in crisis which alreadv has!'" Tcxas - Exertion or exposure claimed two lives in Iowa and toThe"peace °or'tne world. our'own ; U.srin \ ; iiUr7 dependents"from thcl oneJeach in Illinois and Michigan ' r-roii'css. and I threatened citv. I And an Ohio man was killed when blown from a second floor 0 -milc -an -hour winds Four Trains Stalled Highlights of the weather situ- future weli.'iv an in the years ahead the survival of; our American nation and our American wav of life as we know it." Veiled Threats city. The President was said to re-i . gard the speech as one of the; 00 "-'" most important he has delivered! since entering the White House! He was not expected to unveil anyjation included: His statement was made in the. new strategy but was certain to I —Four of the Chicago and face of open and veiled thrcats| ma k e jt clear the West will not]North Western Railway's crack by Democrats to try to cut thej a n 0 w itse'f to be driven out of program by up to one billion dol-iwest Berlin. ' ars - , , ,.. Anv discussion of strategy nor- 1 An even deeper cut-of two bil-| ma| ,.. W(wM p ., a;t , he arrjva , jn hon dollars -was recommended: Wasm - on Xnursday o{ British on the eve of Herters appearance| prime Mjnjster Haro f d jiacmil-aboard was stuck for hours 400 streamliners carrying about 300 passengers in Wisconsin were stalled by 10-to-15-foot drifts most of Sunday. Plows freed three ol them. A bus with 23 persons by the recently-organized "citizens foreign aid committee. Herter told the House group that' the foreign aid program, representing but 5 per cent of the national budget, would contribute as much to the achievement of the great objectives of our national life as comparable expenditures for any other activity..." He said approval of the request ed funds would be "tangible proof"; Washington of U. S. concern for other countries threatened by the Communist bloc. J The "Shield" I "Militarily it supplies the shield," he said of the aid program. "Politically it promotes freedom and stability. Economically it improves conditions of life. Psychologically it displays our determination to continue a role of leadership in the fight for free world objectives." "Above a:i." Herter said, "it lan. after talks with Soviet »Pre-! drifts and most bus operations in mier Nikita Khrushchev in Mos-jthe state were cancelled. reported so far to. President Charles de Gaulle of France and Chancellor Konrad! Adenauer of West Germany. I Macmillan leaves London Tues -I day for Ottawa and talks withj Prime Minister John Diefenbaker. Reports reaching London from indicated many of Macmillan's ideas will form the basis for American thinking in the upcoming talks with the Soviet Union, especially his desire to hold a summit conference with Khrushchev as soon as possible. Eisenhower Talk On Air President Eisenhower's Berlin address will be televised and identifies America with the aims|broadcast from Washington to- and aspirations of nations seeking!night, channels 2 and 4 carry it freedom, equality and better con-! at 6:30 with Channel 4 repeating; ditions of life." Assistant Senate Democratic- leader Mike Mansfield (Mont.) sharply criticized the program in a statement issued before Hertcr's appearance before the House com mittee. Carter, State Supreme Court Justice, Dies SAN ANSELMO <UPI'—Funeral services will be held here Wednesday for state Supreme Court Justice Jesse W. Carter, who died early Sunday at the age of 70. Carter suffered a heart attack on Feb. 1 and developed pneu-! monia last Thursday. A 1 a r g e| blood clot developed Friday in a major artery of the lung, and an operation was performed Saturday. Doctors said the clot deprived the lung of its blood supply, placing a secondary strain upon the heart. the address at 9:30. Channel 7 airs it at 9:30. Channel 11 will carry ihe talk at 10:45. Radio times: KNX and KMPC. 6:30: KFI. 6:30 —Snow emergencies were declared in Milwaukee, Sheboygan, Appleton and Green Bay, Wis., and in 12 Wisconsin counties. Sheboygan County was isolated. Authorities were unable to keep up with road conditions because many highways drifted shut again shortly after they were opened. —Thousands of Iowans in Des Moines for the state high school girls basketball championship were stranded overnight in the! Veterans Memorial Auditorium. Brown Plans Metropolitan Study Says California Local Government May Have To Be Reorganized WASHINGTON (L'PIl — Caiflor- nia Gov. Edmund G.iPat) Brown i announced today that he plans to establish in his state a governor's statewide commission on mctropol-' itan problems. . \ "I believe that this will make California the first state in the nation to undertake a comprehensive study of its urban problems," he said. Brown made the announcement in an address before the' First National Urban County Congress here. The Democratic governor said that ihe proponed commission will be organized before the end of thi; month. He said the group will include leading public officials and prominent civic leaders. "Under the commission's scrutiny will come the whole panorama of urban problems ranging from smog to transit to slums," he said. "The commission will examine the role of each of the levels of government in solving these problems." Brown said he also wants the commission to take a "new and fresh look at the structure of local government in metropolitan areas." Brown said present forms of local governments may be becoming obsolete. He said he hoped that his proposed commission might come up with an entirely new form of government. 'We do not rule out the possibility that we may have to leave behind our present concepts of counties, cities and districts Brown said. "We may even have to devise a_ new name for 4 new- concept In "a-local-government — The youngsters danced to rock 'njperhaps 'metro' or 'metro-county roll records through the night or 'metro-city.'" WHOSE IDEA WAS IT 0 — Spotting her fashion double supposedly throws milady into a decline cured only by a new and different ensemble. These sisters, however, aren't chagrined at the similarity in their dress. Queen Elizabeth and Princess Margaret, right, arrive at a chanty film performance in London, each wearing a black velvet dress and fur stole. Gauilists Claim Victory In French Voting PARIS CPU - The Gaullist government claimed victory today over Communist-Socialist "popular fronts" in Sunday's local elections, but the Communists hailed their "0 per cent of the vote as a "great success." Interior Minister Jean Berlhoin reported it still was too early for Coach Who Was Hit By Shot Put, Dies SAN BERNARDINO tUPI) Cross-country track mentor Louis C. Finn 40, died today of injuries suffered when he was struck in the face by a 12-pound steel shot put ball at a high school track meet. The ball had traveled about 45 feet through the air last Friday when it struck Finn, witnesses said. Lowell Bolton, 18, a senior at Pacific High School, said he while their elders tried to snatch some sleep on benches. Most ofj the cage fans, including the champion Gladbrook team, left for home Sunday. Many Skiers Trapped —Basketball fans, about 6,000 strong, also were stranded Saturday night by the storm at Lincoln Nebraska after attending the state's high school tourney —Thousands of skiers were trapped by snow in hotels, tour- and 9:30; KLAC, 7:30, and KABC, j st homes and motels in northern 8:30. Freight Plane Plows Into Railroad Yard Weather LOS ANGELES 'UPD — Noon forecast as prepared by the U.S. Weather Bureau: Generally sunny, warm weather will continue in Southern California this afternoon and Tuesday. Gusty northeast winds in the;was estimated at mountains-and through the coastallby the airline. CHICAGO (UPIi —Federal au- horities today investigated the, crash of an American Airlines freight plane which plowed into a railroad yard while making a bad weather approach to Midway Airport. Capt. Lawrence W. Larsen. Springdale, Conn., the pilot, and early]co-pilot Kenneth W. Kinne. Whittier, Calif., the only persons aboard the plane, crawled to safety moments after the crash early! Sunday. The crewmen suffered only bruses and went to New York later in the day. They were to return here Wednesday for the opening of a formal investigation into the crash. The plane burst into flames, which shot 70 to 100 feet in the air and were visible for more than a mile. Damage to the plane and cargo about $400,000; canyons will diminish late today and tonight. It will be a little cooler near the coast Tuesday afternoon. Wednesday's outlook calls for increasing coastal fog with variable high cloudiness. Further cooling is expected along the coast Wednesday. LOS ANGELES (UPI) —Possibility of precipitation in Southern California during the latter part of the week was included today in a five-day forecast issued by the U.S. Weather Bureau. Tem-| peratures were expected to aver-| age above normal until at least mid-week. San Bernardino Valley: Sunny Tuesday. March 16, 1959 Today Highest 83, Lowest 46 • Sunday Highest 80. Lowest 45 Saturday Highest 73, Lowest 52 Tomorrow's Sunrise and Sunset 5:57 a.m. — 5:57 p.m. ONE YEAR AGO TODAY Highest 67, Lowest 50 Cause of the crash was not known and records of the flight were impounded by the Civil Aero-j nautics Board. Larsen and Kinne would make statements only to government investigators. The craft was approaching the bad weather back course runways during a driving rainstorm when the crash occurred. The back course runways are not equipped with instruments to beam information on altitude and distance to approaching aircraft. Investigators noted the situation was similar to the New York crash Feb. 3 of an American Airlines Electra which plunged into the East River with a loss of 65 lives while making a bad weather approach to "La Guardia Field. Illustrator Dies SANTA MONICA UPI — Roy F. James. 80, well-known magazine illustrator and motion picture artist, died Sunday after a long illness. Michigan. Winds in the state reached 78 m.p.h., whipping up: 25-foot drifts. Thousands of cars were abandoned in central and northern Michigan. At least 60! persons were injured in traffic accidents in western Michigan alone, with many of the accidents involving 10 or more vehicles. —Telephone service was knocked out to thousands of rural homes in northwestern Illinois and about 1,500 residents north ofj Freeport. III., have been without power since Saturday night due to downed utility lines. Tornadoes Kill Three —Tornadoes which skipped across Arkansas and southern Illinois Saturday night killed three persons and injured nine persons, one critically, in Arkansas and injuring one person in Illinois." —Prairie fires, spread by high winds, blackened thousands of acres of rangeland in a five county section of north central Texas and killed scores of cattle before being brought under control Sunday. A volunteer fireman was trapped and burned fatally Earlier, winds up to 70 miles an; hour kicked up a dust storm in the Texas panhandle so thick it turned day into night. The dust was blamed for a 15-car accident near Shamrock, Tex. Boys Drown In Reservoir WEST COVINA (UPI) — Two brothers drowned Sunday after the joungest slipped into the water' while fishing along the bank of a reservoir and the other attempted to rescue him. Gary Johnson. 14, who could swim, jumped into the water without hesitation in an effort to save his brother, Dennis, 11, a non- swimmer, according to three companions who had gone fishing with the brothers. "They thrashed around, trying to hold on to one another," said Robert Vaughan, 14. "He got a big stick and held it out to them, but they couldn't reach it." Another companion, Danny Davis, 14. jumped into the water after the brothers, in a vain attempt to bring them up. Vaughan and Darrell Baker, also 14, ran for help. Navy divers recovered the bodies In 15 feet of water. Brown said California was particularly aware of the new govern mental problems arising from mushrooming cities and suburban growth. "In California, there are two great cities to which no one has given a name," he said. "One city stretches from Santa Barbara to the Mexican Border, and from the Pacific to the edge of the California desert. It is a single, solid complex roughly the size of the state of Maryland. The second great new city in California cov ers the triangle from Santa Rosa to Salinas to Sacramento. It oc cupies an area about the size of the state of Massachusetts." Duncan Murder Case To Jury VENTURA. Calif. 'UPP-Eight women and four men retired to a small jury room today to decide whether Elizabeth Duncan hired two killers to murder her preg nant daughter-in-law, Olga. The jury left the crowded courtroom at 10:34 a.m. p.s.t. on the 20th day of trial and after 30 min utes of instructions by Presiding Judge Charles F. Blackstock. The 83-year-old jurist instructed the jury that if Elizabeth Duncan "advised or encouraged" the con fesscd killers of her son's wife then she was guilty of first de gree murder, even if she did not participate in the actual slaying. Fire Sweeps LA. Market LOS ANGELES (UPD—Damage was estimated today at $100,000 in fire that swept through the Broadway Public Market. significant results in the 17.670 town and village elections, but hei^ed the shot in a warmup sai{ j. "I yelled and he turned to look , 'just as it struck him," Bolton the popular; ^ Finn "It is clear that front alliances have nc.t been successful .and on the other hand the coalition lists against ihe Communists have scored marked successes." The emergency of the popular front candidates In about 50 municipalities presented President Charles de Gaulle with the first threat of serious opposition to his regime. But their effect on the election] was minor. The simple majority rule which was introduced by De- Gaulle's government for the second round of balloting apparently was effective in slashing the number of seats held by the Communists on the councils. Last week's first round balloting in which the Communists polled about 16 per cent of the \oto. was based on the old proportional representation system and was taken to the county hospital but never regained consciousness. Finn, a graduate of University of California at Santa Barbara, joined the faculty at Pacific when the school opened in 1953. Sur vivors include his widow and four children. Yale Students On Probation After Riot NEW HAVEN. Conn. <UPI> Vale's 4,000 undergraduates were placed on indefinite probation today bf President A. Whitney Griswold as a result of a battle Saturday between students and po- gave ljce. the Reds cities. victories in the major Boy Wrecks Car, Flees Into Hills, Vanishes LAFAYETTE (UPII —A 13 year-old boy who wrecked an auto early Sunday and fled into the hills was the object of a widespread search here today. The youth. Robert Scheu, 13. La fayette, has been missing since 5:30 a.m. Sunday when he took an auto loaned to his family and overturned it about two miles from home on Panorama Drive. Residents heard the crash and told Contra Costa sheriff's officers! they saw the youth run up a wooded hillside. A Hamilton Air Force Base helicopter was authorized to join in the search today after sheriff's deputies and bloodhounds failed to find the. youth. Young Scheu's father, Arthur C, is traffic manager for Pacific Telephone & Telegraph Company in Oakland. The indefinite probation followed a meeting between Gris wold and deans of the undergraduate schools. The probation means no social life at Yale and students must attend all classes. Yale Secretary Reuben Holden said. Presently Yale allows some cuts of classes. Sixteen undergraduates were arrested Saturday after the riot. Another 25 had been arrested earlier last week following another snowball fight involving police. The Yale Daily News criticized police "brutality" in the manner in which the students were arrest cd. Irish President In U.S. NEW YORK (UPI (-Irish President Sean T. O'Kelly arrives here today for a 15-day goodwill visit that includes St. Patrick's Day with President Eisenhower 1 at Ihe White House. The 76-ycar-old chief executive and his wife, Phyllis, are accompanied by Ireland's foreigp minister. Frank Aiken, and Deputy Premier Sean Lcmass, who will open the new Irish-Airlines office here Wednesday. Gen. White Says Forces In Europe Ready For Crisis WASHINGTON (UPI) - Gen. Thomas D. White believes U.S. ground forces in Europe should be brought up to full strength but doubts there is any real need for reinforcements because of the Berlin crisis. The Air Force chief of staff ex-' pressed his views behind closed doors to the Senate preparedness subcommittee last week. A heavily censored transcript of his testimony was made public Sunday night. "For this situation (Berlin)." White said, "I feel there is no real requirement for further strengthening or equipping of our armed forces in Europe." He said that existing forces inj Europe are not up to full strength because of the rotation system! "and it would certainly not be wrong to fill that up." "But to send new units and so on in this situation in my opinion would have no influence to speak of on the outcome of a Berlin incident, because the 7th Army is one of the best trained and best equipped units in the world," he added. Gen. Maxwell D. Taylor. Army- chief of staff, said in testimony made public Saturday that Gen. Henry I. Hodes, commander of the 7th Army, has asked for more troops. Taylor said he supported the request. White said it was his impression that the Joint Chiefs of Staff, of which both he and Taylor are members, had endorsed Hodes' recommendation. The Air Force general testified the Berlin crisis could lead to general, nuclear war. If that comes to pass, he said, there is "no question that we can bomb 'Moscow and other Russian cities) successfully." White's testimony, for the most part, appeared to go down the line in support of the administration defense policy. Fulbright Calls For Both Sides To Pull Back WASHINGTON (UPI J —Chairman J. William Fulbright of tne Senate Foreign Relations Committee said today the possibility o< war would be lessened if both Russians and Free World forces in Germany would "move back an equal distance — However slight." Fulbright expressed this belief in a Senate speecn as President Eisenhower prepared a radio-TV report to the nation tonight on the Berlin crisis. The crisis has been described as "the most seriou? since Korea, perhaps more serious." Fulbright said it should be made clear that the United States would not disengage or relocate its' forces "except in return for a bonafide quid pro quo" Hit for tat i. The Arkansas Democrat ex plained this as "an agreement thai would benefit the Western Allies at least as much as it would benelil the Soviet Union." His carefully phrased Senate speech came on the heels of a proposal by Sen. Wayne Morse 'D-Ore.t that the United Nations; seek an international court advis ory opinion on the Western powers' right of six-ess iu t,.»iin.| Morse also called tor a special General Assembly session to consider negotiations the Berlin crisis. Tax Break Plan May Pass House WASHINGTON (UPI) — The House worked today toward expected "yes" votes on Democratic plans to give a tax break to self- employed persons saving for old age and to prevent an estimated 300.000 jobless workers from having their, unemployment xhecks cut off April 1. The Eisenhower administration opposes the tax measure. Treasury Secretary Robert B. Anderson said over the week end it would benefit mainly high-income persons and cost the government r badty-needed 365 million dollars a year. The author. Rep. Eugene J. Keogh (D-N.Y.). rejected as "utterly ridiculous" complaints that his bill was a rich man's bonanza. The measure would let self-employed persons postpone to age 65 income taxes on up to $2,500 an nually if the money was put into a retirement fund. The jobless pay extension is a sharply-reduced version of the House Democratic leaders' original proposal for a one-year continuation of the recession-born unemployment benefits program which expires March 31. President Eisenhower is expected to sign it. The bill would provide benefits; only for jobless workers who had exhausted their state payments and signed up for the federal program before April 1. It's estimated 49 million dollar cost would be expended before the new fiscal year starts July 1. so it would not knock Eisenhower's narrowly-balanced budget into the red. Other congressional news: Narcotics: Narcotics Commissioner H. J. Anslingcr told Congress he. has advised Cuban leader Fidel Castro to oust "foreign hoodlums" if he wants U.S. help in fighting done peddlers. Anslin­ gcr said in testimony just released that he gave that reply when t'as tro's government asked for aid to suppress Cuba's "very large" •narcotics traffic. Claim Arabs Trying To Annex Iraq Khrushchev's Charge Adds Fuel To New Crisis In Mideast BEIRUT, Lebanon (UPI) —Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev accused United Arab Republic President Gamal Abdel Nasser today of trying to annex Iraq into the U.A.R.. adding fuel to a new Mideast crisis. The charge was made in Moscow at a celebration marking tha ! signing of a new Soviet-Iraqi tsch- i nical aid agreement. Khrushchev'* (remarks were broadcast by tha official Soviet Tass News Agency. They came at a time when the ' steadily deteriorating relations between th.- L'.A.R. and Iraq hit a danscrous new low with violent anti-Iraqi demonstrations in Cairo. Sacrifice Blood The U.A.R. war minister told a crowd of 300.000 shouting demonstrators there today that the people of his country' "are ready lo sacrifice (heir blood for the sake of the Iraqi people." Earlier, the Cairo newspaper Al Ahram reported from Damascus that Iraqi authorities had ordered all U.A.R. citizens to get out of that country within 24 hours. In his Moscow speech. Khrushchev was quoted as saying that "President Nasser is insisting on the unification of the Iraqi Republic with the U.A.R." He added that the question of unification "must be decided by the peoples of the countries concerned." Russia Won't Interfere "The Soviet Union has not interfered ar.d is not ini -Ttrr.n-; in such affairs," Khrushchev said. "However, the Soviet Union is not indifferent to the situation which is growiag up in a region not far from its frontiers." Khrushchev specifically attacked a speech last week in which Nasser charged that Communists were behind recent troubles in Iraq. "We are all pained by President Nasser's recent speech in Damascus." Khrushchev s,aid. "When the President of the U.A.R. talks about Communism and Communists he arms himself with the language of the imperialists." He said, however, that Soviet relations with the U.A.R. will continue "as heretofore." "We know ail about the anti- Communist views of President Nasser" he said. "We hope that common sense will prevail and that everything will be done to get rid of this conflict and not give the imperialists the chance to use it in their own interests." The words from Khrushchev noting that the Soviet Union cannot remain indifferent to the situation "not far from our borders" added another somber note to the already strained Mideast situation. They matched the fiery sentiments echoed at today's Cairo demonstration. Maj. Grn. Abdel Okim Amer. vice president and war minister of the U.A.R.. snok" *t =» '"t rally in Cairo's Republic Square. He pledged all-out support of the U.A.R. for Iraqi nationalists, "whose ordeal is our ordeal." Blasts Kasum Amer. who heads the U. A. R. team which is negotiating with the Soviet Union for aid in constructing the Aswan Dam on the NHe lashed out in his speech against Iraqi Premier Abdel Karim Kassem and Arab Commimists. He echoed the charges made last week by Nasser in his Damascus speech that Communists were out using Baghdad as a springboard for the campaign. Amer charged that Kassem was "fostering the Communist aims because he is filled with black rancor against the U.A.R." As he spoke, the chanting demonstrators hanged effigies of Kassem on mock scaffolds beside dead dogs, cats and mice. Men and women students screamed: "We shall bottle your blood, O. Kassem." The demonstration marked the lowest point io which relations between Iraq and the U.A.R. have sunk since they were severely strained last week with the abortive Irai revolt centered around Mosul. Baghdad blamed Cairo for inspiring the revolt. Since then, both nations have traded vitriolic insults and 12 U.A.R. diplomats were expelled from Baghdad last week. Japan Wedding Apr. 10 TOKYO i UPI> — The wedding date for Crown Prince Akihito and his commoner fiancee Michiko Shoda was officially set today for April 10.

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