Redlands Daily Facts from Redlands, California on March 20, 1959 · Page 7
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Friday, March 20, 1959
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Guy Mitchell Takes Poke At Lumber Dealer VAN NUYS. Calif. (UPI»—The district attorney was trying to untangle today a Hollywood horse opera that had singer Guy Mitchell galloping up to take a poke at a lumber dealer and actor Jose Ferrer stepping into the fray as peacemaker. Mitchell, 33. reported to earn $200,000 r. year, admitted Thurs day fighting with Abraham Berman Wednesday over $100 worth of lumber allegedly taken from Berman's lumberyard for use on an addition to Mitchell's home, Berman said he was sitting in his car in nearby Chatsworth when Mitchell rode up on a horse dismounted and said. "I'll pound hell out of you." Berman said the singer hit him while he was still in the car and then dragged him out and hit and kicked him. He said he was treated at a hospital for contusions, abrasions, lacerations and possible fractures of his fingers. Snorted Mitchell, "I didn't even get a good shot in. All he got was a scratch on the cheek. 1 didn't even have marks on my hands." According to the singer, lie was out enjoying a peaceful ride on his horse when he spotted Berman. "We started arguing. I was leaning ou the window of his car. said Mi'chell. "He took off his glasses and took a swing at me. Then he opened the door and came out and we began rolling around on the ground." Ferrer said he came along and saw these two men wrestling, rolling on ths ground near the car. "I thought they were workmen wrestling at lunch time. When I saw that it was an earnest fight. I jumped into it and pulled away one of the men. It turned out to be Guy Mitchell," he said. Defense Dept. Criticized For Secrecy On Tests WASHINGTON (UPI> — The Defense Department was under angry congressional criticism today for its secrecy on the Project Argus high altitude atomic blasts and other military matters. Rep. Melvin Price iD-Ill.) chairman of the Senate-House atomic research subcommittee, accused the Pentagon of "unnecessary suppression" of information on the atomic explosions which took place 300 miles above the South Atlantic last August and September. Price said he joined with Sen. Clinton P. Anderson (D-N. M.). chairman of the Congressional Atomic Energy Committee, in charging the department leaked details of the tests to newspapers while "gagging" the committee. In a separate development, the House" information subcommittee said the Air Force's refusal to give Congress a secret report on its ballistic missile program was a "step toward despotism." It said the taxpayers would have to spend $125,000 to duplicate the report. The information subcommittee, in a report approved by its parent House Government Operations Committee, said the Air Force stand was "based solely on a naked claim of executive privilege and not security." It attacked such "executive priv- elege" as a "mythical doctrine" which is not supported by the Constitution or the courts. -..-t.^&.^t ^.J&r MARINE SALES & SERVICE — Putnam's Marine Sales & Service has its grand opening tomorrow and Sunday at 1425 Highway 70-99 at the west edge of Redlands. Warren Putnam, Evinrude dealer, is offering complete service for boats and motors at this convenient highway location. There is plenty of off street parking for customers. Putnam Named Dealer Here For Evinrude Motors Putnam's Marine Sales and Service. 1425 West Highway 70-99, Redlands, has been awarded a dealer franchise by Evinrude Motors, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The franchise announced today by Warren H. Putnam, assures factory authorized service for outboard boating enthusiasts in the Redlands area. "With boating one of the most popular outdoor recreations in the country," Warren Putnam said, "we are especially happy to be chosen as the Evinrude dealer in this area. The quality and dependability of Evinrude motors are well known. Since 1909, when Ole Evidrude produced the first practical mass produced outboard motor, this company has been respected in the industry." The announcement of the Evinrude franchise is being made along with the grand opening of Putnam's Marine Sales and Service with special exhibits of boats Saturday and Sunday. Being shown in Redlands for the first time is the G-3 Skiboat which although brand new is already increasing in popularity among boating enthusiasts. This year's line, according to Mr. Putnam, incorporates a mod el for every type of power requirement. There are Evinrude motors ranging from three to 30 horsepower. Top* features include CZECH PLAYERS SENTENCED VIENNA (UPD — A criminal court in Czechoslovakia has sentenced four well-known Czech hockey players to prison terms ranging from 15 months to two years for assaulting a teen-age girl, it was reported today. The players were members of the First League Spartak-Plzen team. Water Leaders Hail Rights Of Way Plan SACRAMENTO (UPD — Southern California water leaders in the Legislature today hailed an 18-million-dollar addition to the governor's budget as a major step toward realizing the export of Northern California water to Southern California. Sen. John Murdy (R-Santa Anai inserted the money—with the approval of Gov. Edmund G. Brown for the acquisition of rights of way for the three aqueducts to transport water from the San Luis Reservoir to Southern California. The money would be for purchase of land for: -The coastal aqueduct starting at Avenal in Kings County and ending in the Santa Maria River in Santa Barbara County. —The west aqueduct starting on top of the Tchachapis near Lebec and terminating in the Castaic River near the San Fernando Valley. —The east aqueduct starting at the Delta Pool, running to the proposed San Luis Reservoir, through the San Joaquin Valley, through Antelope Valley and San Bernardino County and connecting to the San Diego aqueduct in Riverside County near Perris. thermostatic cooling system control and super-silencing in all models. Evinrude's top horsepower units are the V-50s. Starflite and the 4-50 rope starting. In addition, Mr. Putnam said, the other motors in the 1959 line are: The 35 horse-! power deluxe Lark and rope starting 35, a rope starting 18 horsepower Fastwin: the 10 horsepow-j er Sportwin: the 5.5 horsepower Fisherman ^and the three horsepower Lightwin. "Silent outboarding, up to now the missing link in the ultimate enjoyment of outboard boating has arrived," Mr. Putnam said. Evinrude has taken a giant step in arriving at silent outboarding through extending the rubber- mounted, sound-bottling principles to the entire line, reducing noise and vibration to a minimum. In troduction of thermostatic cooling system control to the smaller motors insures perfect trolling motion in waters of any temperature and results in definite fuel saving, longer spark plug life and better lubrication. Evinrude features safety on the water through its full gear shift with forward, neutral and reverse, trouble-free magneto ignition system, new high torque starter motor and the rubber slip clutch propeller, completely eliminating the use of shear pins. In addition to bis new Evinrude line, Putnam's Marine handles Glasspar and Tarpley boats. Travel Queen Coaches and a full assortment of boating equipment and accessories. He will soon carry a full line of "build 'cm yourself boat kits. In the service line we are now offering boat and motor maintenance and motor tuneups. "In the very near future when our test- Drunk Driving Bills Approved SACRAMENTO (UPD — Two bills lightening drunk driving laws were approved Thursday by the Senate Judiciary Committee. The bills were authored by Sen Donald Grunsky (R-Watsonville) One provides for a mandatory 15- day jail sentence plus a $230 fine for two or more felony drunk driving convictions. The bill also eliminates the mandatory 90 day minimum jail sentence upon a first conviction. The second bill cuts out the mandatory minimum 30-day sen tence for drunk driving not involving bodily injury. At present a judge may fine a drunk driver not less than $250 or send him to jail for 30 days for his first drunk driving offense. WARREN PUTNAM ing equipment arrives we will be able to give complete motor tests and thorough motor overhaul'' Mr. Putnam said. A boat nobbiest for many years Mr. Putnam has been a resident of Redlands for the past 23 years. He had been employed by Spoor's drug store for 15 years. He open ed his new boating business March 3 with full line of boating acces sories and boatman needs. Mr. and Mrs. Putnam and their daughter and three sons reside at 1630 Elizabeth street. TREASURE HOUSE Your unused furniture or appliances will find a ready market through Classified Ads. Everything says Fine Car—except Price! Standard 2-door Family Stdan, $2128.50* TAUNUS 17 »*v It's German-made! It's from Ford! Car-wise experts and dollar-wise Americans have labeled the Taunus the "fine car" of the economy-carfield! This precision-built economy car comes in a new easy-to-park, "in between" size. Sturdy, safe, and nimble in traffic, the Taunus carries the entire family in roomy comfort with up to 35-mUes-to-a-gallon savings! German Craftsmanship and solid Ford economy are everywhere apparent in the Taunus 17M. Youll see it in the unique suspension system that assures a truly "even keel" ride. Or in the fine German-made engine! For comfort, there are adjustable foam rubber scats. And Taunupalone offers four different transmissions (including U.S.-type 3- speed standard). Choice of 6 models. See the Taunus today—see why your savings begin with the price! 'Suggested retail price Los Angeles POX. plus transportation from port of entry, state and local taxes. White sidewall tires optional at extra cost Made in West Germany for the Ford Motor Company, Dearborn. Mfchigan, and sold and serviced in Ue United States by its selected dealers. pssW ^*2&^...The Finest Economy Car in America! Redlands Motors, Inc. 405 West Central Ave. Redlands City Demands Grade Crossing Protection XENIA. Ohio (UPD—Residents of this city of 17,000 demanded better railroad grade crossing protection today so that the accident which killed eight 12-ycar-old girls and two of their mothers can never be repeated. Edgar McFadden, president of the school board's Booster Club said he would go to Columbus to day to see Gov. Michael DiSallc about getting some action. H c said he would ask for immediate approval of a bill before the state Legislature which would boost auto license tags $1 to pay for protection devices at crossings. "If something doesn't happen there will be the biggest dem onstration on the Capitol lawn anybody has ever seen," McFadden said. DiSalle said Thursday his administration "will try to eliminate or protect all ralroad crossings on state highways" but he point ed out that the state had no authority at county roads such as the one where the Xenia tragedy happened. DiSalle has been under pressure to act since a family of eight was killed recently at a Hamilton, Ohio, crossing. A Pennsylvania Railroad freight train struck the station wagon in which the N sixth-grade girls were returning home from a trip to a library to study for Girl Scout merit badges. The mothers killed with them were troop advisers. It was the worst grade crossing accident in Ohio history. "I don't think it should be nec- essarv for a family of eight tc be killed at Hamilton. Ohio, recently and 10 persons killed here in order for the state to act." said Vaughn Lewis, superintendent at the suburban Beavercreek school which the girls attended. Mother Helps Capture Kidnaper. He Drops Gun CHARLESTO.V. W. Va. (UPI —A plucky, hammer - swinging mother told Thursday night how she helped in the capture of an ex-convict who had kidnaped and held hostage her and ber three children .to barter them for the [life of a prison enemy. Mrs. Elma Baldwjn attacked her kidnaper, Richard A. Payne, (with a hammer during the nearly 24 hours he kept her in his car but failed to subdue him. She finally grabbed Uie wheel as Payne turned to fire at pursuing police, swinging the car off the road where her captor surrendered meekly. Neither Mrs. Baldwin nor her | three children, aged 5 to 10, was harmed. Givts Himstlf Up As the police surrounded the stalled car, Payne threw down his pistol and gave himself up. [lie said he didn't want to hurt the children. , Payne was scheduled for a (hearing today before Kanawha County Prosecutor Charles Walker. Officials also said Payne would be given a sanity hearing. Mrs. Baldwin, reunited with her relieved husband, John, told newsmen "it was like sitting on a volcano that might erupt at any time." She and her children, Danny, 7, Kenneth, 10, and Susan, 5, re turned to their home accom panied by a state trooper to ward off curiosity-seekers. The nightmarish incident, which took less than 24 hours, apparently cost Mrs. Baldwin and her children little more than lost sleep. Tired And Hungry "The children were tired and hungry- So was the mother, but they were all okay," said state police Cpl. M. S. Hofstetter, who helped run down Payne as he passed the Logan. W. Va. bar racks late Thursday afternoon. The capture came at 5:15 p.m. Ic.s.t., when the ex-convict's stolen auto passed within 100 yards of the station. Hofstetter and two fellow officers gave chase, sirens wailing. , Payne invaded the Baldwin home in South Charleston Wednesday night on the pretext of .making a phone call. He tied up |.John H. Baldwin, 30, and fled in the family car with Mrs. Baldwin and the children as hostages. He left behind a note addressed .to Gov. Cecil H. Underwood de- |manding the "head of my worst enemy" in return for release of the Baldwins. The enemy was identified as his former cell-mate at Motindsville, W. Va. Penitentiary. Burton (Junior) Post. Jaeobv Wins In First Round SEATTLE <UPI>— Five teams lost their first matches in Vander- ibilt Cup "lav here Thursdav night in the National Snring Tourna- rfiont of the American Contract Bridge T^aeue. Two lo«es eliminate learn? fr«m f"rtb' > '" nlay. I In T h"rsdiy ni<?ht'« nlav. thr l ^cwa'd .Jaooby team H»fp*>'pd th"- B^rrv Cran» (PP"I by 20 int»r. itinnal ma'ch points: th» Chart"* ,. Orr-pn loam wm its matc'- from th* Fran'< T. Yve«»r>ntt t«arr hv ;>4 intormt'onal match noint<:- •he •It" "eckr> r tP?Ti won ov»' > Vr«. BP''V ronmbs foam h>- . noint<: thr> P^m , " , i Soavma'' tpnm won over th» ni'fnrd Inc. c/%11 \*prn nnd th** t^wsr Kanlan tr-m best thr Lew Mathc t'-^T) h" 7. The W^TTS remained unbeater ;n np nlnv. An in'enntinnnl maMi nnint i r •qua' to ?hon» 100 nn 'its in P 'b- Ihor h' : d""» c"orin". Twrntv py i »am<! cini :>i the running for the Vandcrbilt Cup. TO TELECAST ELECTIONS LONDON (UPD—Britain's two television services said today they would cover the forthcoming gen-| eral elections with party political telecasts. Ordeal At Hands Of Mad Kidnaper Told By Mother EDITOR'S NOTE: For Marly 24 hours, Mrs. Elm* Baldwin, a ZV -ytar-eld Sooth Charleston, W. Va. housewife, and htr three children wera hold as hostages by an enraged, vengeance-bent ex-convict wha was willing to gamble meir lives in txchange for that el his worst enemy. The following dispatch is htr account of the ordeal. By MRS. ELMA BALDWIN As Told To UPI SOUTH CHARLESTON, W. Va. (UPD—After we got in Uje car last night (Wednesday), I remembered there was a hammer under the front seat. I reached down and got it and hit him 'ex- convict Richard A. Payne) twice —once on the back of the head and once on the forehead. It didn't knock him out. I don't know why. He bled considerably and he complained all day how his head hurt him. He just told me not to try anything like that again or he would hurt one of the children. I stayed awake all night for fear that he might wreck the car. He drove awful nervouslyj and reckless. , Kids Never Scared The kids- slept a little, but not much. They way he drove, they were shaken up so much, they couldn't sleep. The kids were never scared. He actually was very nice to us. He was very considerate and, before we left the house last (Wednesday) night, Jie told me to take two pillows and two blankets. He was very nervous all the time and kept the car heater turned up awfully high. I kept covering the children's faces with the blankets. He never lost his temper. If he had been insane he surely would have jumped on me for the bad time I gave him. But he was extremely nice. He talked a lot. Mostly about how it was in prison. Everytime he talked about this man Post (Burton Junior Post) he would pull out his gun. Puts Away Gun I told him not to do that cause he might hurt one of children. I said "I've kept my word by not causing any trouble and you -ought to keep yours.' He agreed not to harm us if didn't make trouble. He a;;r.od to let us go free night (Thursday) and planned get other hostages. We were just about out of money and gas. He said he would leave the car with me. He said if the police tried get him he would use the little girl (Susan, aged 5) as a shield When the state police car start ed chasing us, he let go of the steering J wheel and pulled her closer td him. I managed to grab the wheel and put on the brakes and pulled the car over to the curb I was screaming to police not to shoot. Then he (Payne) said 'I'll give myself up. I don't want to hurt one of them." That' when he threw the gun out the window. But until we were safe, it was like sitting on a volcano be the we to- to to Business Costs Rise In Calif. Tops Nation SACRAMENTO (UPI) — The California Manufacturers Associa lion said today that costs of doing business in California have increased out of proportion to other comparable industrial states. President C. E. Schink said only three industries had kept pace with the state's population growth of 104.2 per cent since 1940. These were government, construction and manufacturing. The manufacturer said over-all tax conditions were the No. 1 problem confronting-expansion of California industry, followed closely by transportation costs.. High wages ranked third and municipal, county and special district taxes were fourth. Missile Group To Be Sent To Germany WASHINGTON .(UPI) — The United States will send a second Redstone missile group to Germany next month near the dead line for a showdown on the Berlin crisis. The Army said, however, that the move "was planned some time ago." The announcement late Wednes day apparently was framed with the idea of squelching speculation that the Berlin crisis was the reason for dispatching the unit to Germany. Whether linked with Berlin or not, the missile transfer was the first shift of men and weapons publicly announced since the Russians set a May 27 deadline for] handing over East Berlin to the East German puppet government. One of the first U. S. ballistic missile;, the Redstone's range is about 200 miles and can carry a nuclear warhead. The first Redstone unit was sent to Germany last summer. The missiles will be handled by the 46th Artillery Group, now at Ft. Sill. Okla. Redlands Daily Facts Friday. Mar. 20, 1959 - 7 Civil Defense Plan For State Announced SACRAMENTO UPI-A comprehensive plan of civil defense operations for California, compromising between evacuation and seeking shelter, was announced today by the state Disaster Office. The plan, prepared with a $240,000 federal allocation, was two years in the making. Director Harold G. Robinson called it the "base upon which local agencies can predicate their existing plans or which they can use as a guide where local planning efforts have been deficient or outmoded." It is designed to take immediate effect in the case of an atomic or hydrogen attack. Robinson said it put California "at least IS months" ahead of the rest of the nation in "non-military defense, planning." Robinson said Gov. Edmund G. Brown soon would ask full cooperation of public agencies and of county and city governments in implementing their local civil defense plans under the umbrella of the state's master plan. Harry Braze, director of survival planning, said the statewide plan for emergency recognized that it was not possible to completely evacuate such population centers as Los Angeles and San Francisco. But he said the system outlined under his direction would scatter the population wherever possible and save some segment of California's population from death or injury. Braze said a major emphasis in the plan would be on the "relatively new" concept of operation! by civil government in a war- caused emergency. "The idea is to pick up t h e pieces," he said. Most of the plan, he said, had been discussed on a local level. But this is the first time it has been drawn together. REPEAL SALARY LAW INDIANAPOLIS. Ind. (UPI) - Satate Auditor Albert Steinwedel said a study of a newly-passed law raising county prosecutors alaries beginning July 1 showed that it also repealed the original law providing for any salary payment at all. Power To Revoke License Voted SACRAMENTO (UPI) — A bill which would allow police to revoke and suspend minors* driver licenses for the same violation! for which an adult has his license revoked or suspended was approved, Thursday by the Senate. The bill, authored by Sen. Stanford C. Shaw (D-Ontario), also requires officials to maintain records of moving violations by juveniles and to report the disposition of the offense to the Department of Motor Vehicles within 90 days. You'll Find a Ready Market Thru Fast-Acting Facts Classified Ads good newsfor boating folks! PUTNAM'S MARINE SALES AND SERVICE is now your authorized dealer for EVINRUDE OUTBOARD MOTORS ARE PROUD to have been selected to represent Evinrude — the first name in outboard motors. Call on us and see the results of 50 years of pioneering progress — eight brilliant Golden Jubilee Evinrudes with new thermostat controlled engine efficiency . . . new sound-sealed quiet . . . new cushioned power . . . new fresh-as-tomorrow styling! Time payments available. Get our trade-in offer on your old motor now! Complete Line of BOATING ACCESSORIES Featuring * GLASSPAR BOATS * TARPLEY BOATS * TRAVEL QUEEN COACHES * MOTOR slivici Open Daily 8:30-5:30 Closed Wednesdays 1425 WEST HIGHWAY 99 REDLANDS CALL PYramid 3-4925 I

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