Redlands Daily Facts from Redlands, California on March 23, 1959 · Page 1
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REDLANDS, CALIFORNIA, MONDAY, MARCH 23, 1959 F«cU Phont FY 1-3331 Twelve PflgeS 69th year No~43^ REDLANDS, CALIFORNIA, MONDAY, MARCH 23, 1959 " r .cu Pho„. PY 3-3331 Twelve Pages 5 Centi BIG TWO CONCLUDE STRATEGY TALKS Oil Funds Voted For Water Program Brown's Tax, Water Program Wins In Assembly Test Vote SACRAMENTO (LTD—The Assembly today passed and sent to the Senate a bill to earmark nearly all of the tidelands oil royalty fund for development of California's water resources. Approval of the bill by Astern" blyman Bruce F. Allen iR - San Jose) on a 50-24 vote was the first real test for Democratic Gov. Edmund G. Brown's tax and water program in the 1959 Legislature. | It passed the test with flying colors despite the claim of several • opponents that "this is a plan to; force 200 million dollars in new taxes." An economy bloc, made up mainly of Republicans, opposed use of the fund for water project construction on the ground it should be used to balance the budget without new taxes. Assemblyman Harold K. Levering (R-Los Angeles i, one of its leaders, accused the state of "pouring money down the drain like drunken sailors" and pointed out that even if it were used for water, "It won't bring a drop of water over the Tehachapis." But the bill's supporters claimed the money was needed for water construction to back up a proposed billion-dollar bond issue on water. Nineteen Republicans and fivj Democrats voted against the bill. Final passage on the bill came after the lower house voted, 51-23, >.o beat down an attempt to take 100 million dollars out of the fund io'r budget balancing—a vote that spelled almost certain lower house victory for Brown's water and tax program. The vote came after Assemblyman Jesse M. Unruh (D-Los Angeles), Brown's lower house fiscal expert, said "ve are within a gnat's eyelash of a solution to California's water problem. If we accept this amendment, we kill once and for all California's chance to solve our water problem." Brown's stand is to use the 170 million dollar investment fund for water project construction and balance the budget with new tay es. But Assemblyman Joseph Shell (R-Los Angeles), minority leader pleaded "we don't need new taxes" if the investment fund is used for budget balancing. The lower house then took up a bill by Assemblyman Bruce F. Allen (R-San Jose) which would earmark the entire investment fund for water project construction—a bill rated as the first real test of the Brown tax and water program. - Although Allen is a Republican, his bill has the personal endorsement of the Democratic chief executive. Not only does the Allen measure proyide the key to future water development in the state, it also presents a test between the administration and those who oppose Brown's program for 256 million 'Continued on Page 4i Weather LOS ANGELES (LTD — Noon forecast as prepared by the U.S. Weather Bureau: Considerable cloudiness will pre vail in Southern California coastal 'sections through early Tuesday morning with a few widely scat tcred sprinkles this afternoon Otherwise, generally sunny days will continue in Southern California through Wednesday. Strong gusty winds along with local blowing sand will occur in the desert \ alleys until late tonight. Temper atures will continue cool in coastal sections and be slightly lower in mountain and interior areas. LOS ANGELES (UPI>—Precipi tation in Southern California during the next five days will be limited to a few light showers early tonight in southern mountain and coastal sections, the U.S Weather Bureau said today. Temperatures were expected to average near normal at the start of the period and warm to slight ly above normal by mid-week. San Bernardino Valley: Consid erable cloudiness through Tuesday morning. Sunny and slightly warmer Tuesday afternoon. March 23. 1959 Today Highest 66, Lowest 51 Sunday Highest 72, Lowest 42 Saturday Highest 82, Lowest 50 Tomorrow's Sunrise and Sunset 8:47 a.m. —6:02 p.m. ONE YEAR AGO TODAY Highest 63, Lowest 44 IT SEEMS LIKE YESTERDAY — The President's grandson is quite a young man, now Dwight David Eisenhower II was 4 years old when this photo, left, was taken in 1952. Photo, right, showing him with his grandfather recently, proves that's he growing up in a hurry. He'll be 11 years old on March 31, 19o9. House Votes Fund For Inflation Study Eisenhower Confers With Governors On Jobless Pay WASHINGTON <UPI> — The Senate today voted S2O0.O0O for a sweeping study of anti-inflation measures after Democratic Leader Lyndon B. Johnson (Tex.) termed inflation a problem "second only to the issue of national survival."! Approval was by voice vote with no audible opposition. In urging the funds, Johnson attacked the Eisenhower administration's high interest rat? policy as surrender without a struggle." The money will be used by the I-ouse-Senate Economic Committee, headed by Sen. Paul H. Douglas <D-I11.), to finance a study — already underway —of interest rates, money supply and govern ment financing programs. The investigation will parallel one being conducted for the ad ministration by a high-level com-; mittee headed by Vice President Richard M. Nixon. 'It is time for another inventory." Johnson declared. He added that inflation had imposed "a cruel burden" upon the people, especially those with fixed incomes. Meantime, the President held a special conference with eight governors and three Cabinet officers on strengthening the federal-state unemployment benefits program. The Senate Finance Committee dealing with the same problem unanimously approved a House- passed bill extending temporary federal jobless payments for three months. The committee rejected, 12 to 4 a substitute sponsored by 18 Dem ocrats which would have renewed the federal program for 15 months and provided funds on a grant rather than loan, basis. The measure was scheduled to go to the Senate floor Wednesday. Other congressional news: Foreign aid: House Democratic and Republican leaders said they would try to persuade the House to overrule its Appropriations Committee and provide part of the 225 million dollars in supplemental foreign aid money requested by the President. The money is for the overseas development loan fund in the current fiscal year. Eisenhower denounced the committee's action as "irresponsible." Speaker Sam Rayburn of Texas and GOP Leader Charles A. Halleck of Indiana said they would make a floor fight for restoration of part of the money. Officer training: Rep. H. R Gross (R-Iowa) said at a House manpower subcommittee investiga tion that operation of a "luxurious" training school for military officers here is an "apparent dodge of our dual compensation laws." He said he obtained information indicating that the school's 14 top officials recently retired from military service, suggesting possible conflicts of interest. WASHINGTON (UPI) — President Eisenhower conferred with eight governors and three Cabinet members today on steps to strengthen the federal-state unemployment benefits program. The President was reported to) be ready to recommend that Congress extend coverage to an estimated 3.200,000 additional work's. But informed sources said he re-! jectod recommendations by Labor; Secretary James P. Mitchell, or-; ganized labor and some key con gressional Democrats that he propose increased federal standards to increase the amount and du ration of jobless pay. Eisenhower met with eight of tin nine governors who comprise the Executive Committee of the Governor's Conference —Gov. Leroy Collins of Florida, chairman, and Govs. Cecil H. Underwood. West Virginia: William G. Strat ton, Illinois; James P. Coleman. Mississippi: Steve McNichols, Colorado; William F. Quinn. Hawaii: George D. Clyde, Utah, and John E. Davis. North Dakota. Sends Recommendations The only governor unable lo attend, Robert B. Mcyner of New King Hussein Visits Capital WASHINGTON (UPI) — Jor dan's youthful King Hussein arrives today .for an informal visit during which he is likely to! ask for additional U.S. aid to strengthen his reign. . Vice President Richard M. Nix-| on and Acting Secretary of State Christian A. Hcrter will welcomej the 23-year old monarch when he flies in by military plane fromj San Francisco. Jersey who is a naval reserve officer on duty in the South Pacific, submitted a memorandum urging the President to back a broad federal standard of higher benefits of longer duration. 11 Arrested In Puzzle Swindle Conspired To Defraud Newspaper Contests FBI Charges WASHINGTON (UP!) — FBI agents arrested 11 persons today in a crackdown on a nationwide swindle involving newspaper puz- zie contests. FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover -J. '-aid the II were picked up on * I charges of conspiring to violate the federal mail fraud statutes • land laws covering fraud by wire or telegraph. Hoover said four were seized in Oregon, three in Michigan, two in Pennsylvania and one each in Indiana and Wisconsin. Hoover said a man from Minneapolis. Minn., also is being tought as a member of the conspiracy. Two other men in Canada also are involved, he said. Hoover said the FBI investigation showed that answers to two puzzle contests prepared by two New York City feature syndicates were obtained in advance and used in winning more than $45,000 from Nov. 1958, through February 1959. The FBI chief said the ring leaders in the alleged conspiracy subscribed to the puzzle feature syndicate, using the name and address ot a nonexistent newspaper, "Suburban Publishers. Lt. ; 220 Ep- Aorth London, Ontario, Canada." Received Answers The FBI acted on complaints by iwo Portland newspapers. The Orcgonian and The Journal. Hoover said that, as is the cus torn in ligitimate contests, the fea lures services did not supply con test answers to the newspapers. to accept its fair share of the cost Ra ' h "' he Sai ^' tans * crsh wer " of a national economics decline. f cn ' \° \f nws banksf . wh ^ h *«* The New Jersey Democrat also ""'d' 1 "™ •"confidence until proposed a system for retraining 11,0 contest dcadllne had P assed Meyner also suggested a federal reinsurance program to provide the states with money when their unemployment compensation funds hit a low ebb. He said the federal government has a clear obligation unemployed workers and transferring them to areas where their skills are in demand. Mitchell sat in on the conference aiong with Secretary of Treasury Robert B. Anderson, and Commerce Secretary Lewis L. Strauss. Also present were Dr. Raymond J. Saulnicr, chief of the Council of Economic Advisors, and Presidential Assistants Wilton B. Persons and Robert E. Merriam. The President was said to be sticking to his belief that'any increases in the amount or duration of jobless benefits of the state- administered program are up to'money, but the bulk of the cash Anti-Communist Fighting Spreads In Tibet KALIMPONG, India-Tibet Frontier (UPI)—Anti-Communist fighting against Red Chinese invaders in Tibet is continuing and spreading to other areas than the capital ciy of Lhasa, Tibetan and other sources here believed today. These sources in this terminus of the main trade route from Tibet in the foothills of the Himalaya Mountains discounted unconfirmed rumors here Sunday that a cease­ fire had been reached. The sources said the Dalai Lama spiritual and political leader of Tibet's theocratic government, is believed safe and the chances of his being placed under arrest or "spirited away" were considered highly improbable. (Earlier, a report from Taipei, Formosa, quoted a Nationalist Chinese cabinet minister as saying that the anti-Communist revolt in Tibet had spread into Communist China. This official urged the Free World to assist the Tibetan revolution lest it become another Hungary.) The entire Tibetan community here—the largest outside of the ancient Himalayan kingdom —is making a determined bid to persuade Indian Prime Minister Jaw- aharlal Nehru to interfere and "save Tibet." Nehru, in a speech to Parliament in New-Delhi today, said India would not intervene in the revolt against the Red Chinese. Nehru said the situation in Lhasa, where widespread fighting erupted last week, apparently had quieted down. There are at least 10.000 Tibetans living in Kalimpong, including hundreds who fled from Communist domination. This morning, 500 leaders from different Tibetan kiduks (Social organizations) held a meeting for the first time to rally support for their countrymen fighting against the Reds. In Taipei, Li Yung-hsin told UPI the Tibetan revolt had spread across the border to the Chinese provinces of Sikang and Chinghai. Li is chairman of the Nationalist Chinese government's Mongolian and Tibetan Affairs Commission. Man Washed Overboard, Loses Dignity MIAMI. Fla. (UPI) — Frank Vernie, 42, said today he didn't mind losing the fish or even his bright red swimming trunks. But he sure hated losing his dignity Vernie was washed overboard Sunday from the cabin cruiser he shared with Frank Johnstown. His companion didn't notice what had happened and continued rolling. As the boat faded into the dis tance, Vernie frantically ripped off those bright red trunks and waved them over his head. A passing charter boat, crowded with men and women, came to the rescue By the time Vernie was hauled aboard, he was too weak to get back into his trunks. Plane Crashes On Highway PINE VALLEY (UPI) — One man was killed and another in jured critically Sunday night when a light airplane crashed into the 'spaperand bank were picked] middle of U.S. Highway 80 in this Hoover said the ring leaders got ,-iround this by devising a fictitious bank, called "The Middlesex Trust Co.". listing its mailing address as Box 699, Bvron, Ontario, Canada. Hoover said all puzzles and an swers sent to the nonexistent new . , up by the ring leaders in Canada. With the puzzle and solutions in their possession, the ringleaders induced persons in several parts of the country to submit entries. Winners, he said, were allowed to keep a small share of the prize the states. Cities Appeals In Phone Co. Case Dismissed WASHINGTON (UPI)-The Su preme Court today dismissed an appeal by Los Angeles and Longj Beach from a five-million-dollar telephone rate boost which the cities had summarily imposed on customers before hearings had ended. The court acted in a brief order, with no opinion. The California Public Utilities Commission on Dec. 10, 1957, agreed to the rate boost on a temporary basis. Then on May 6, 1958, it made the increase permanent. Between these two dates, customers paid higher charges of about five million dollars. Los Angeles and Long Beach protested that ordering temporary' hikes without provision for refund before proceedings were finished violated the customers' right to a hearing. They did not protest the final order. Telephone companies involved are California Water & Tele phone, Pacific Telephone & Telegraph, General Telephone of Cali-! fornia and Sunland-Tujunga Tele phone. Fifteen nearby California cities filed a "friend of the court" brief! in support of Los Angeles and Long Beach. 170-Million In State Account SACRAMENTO (UPI)— Control-] Icr Alan Cranston figures there will be 170 million dollars in Cali fomia's investment fund at t h c end of the current fiscal year. Cranston made the .estimate Sunday at the request of Assemblyman Bruce F. Allen <R-San Jose). Allen is author of an' ad ministration-supported bill to abol ish the fund and transfer all its reserves to a California water fund. Windsors Go To Pebble Beach BEVERLY HILLS. Calif. (UPI>The Duke and Duchess of Windsor wind up their four-day visit to Southern California today and motor to Pebble Beach, Calif. The famed couple, traveling around the country by car as "just plain tourists." cancelled a visit to Disneyland in Anaheim Sunday and other appointments with the announcement that they just wanted to spend the day relaxing and catching up on their correspondence. was sent by mail or telegraph to headquarters of the ring. San Diego County community. Coroner's deputies identified the dead man as George Harding, 48 a Rohr Aircraft Co. worker. He was a passenger in the plane flown by Frederick E. Koch, 40 a Convair employe. Both men lived in a Chula Vista trailer court. Witnesses said they heard the The FBI identified those arrest- plane flying below a low overcast ed as: Harry Bald. 33, Detroit, a former manager of a Detroit theater. The FBI said Bald received $4,400 from the Chicago American for winning a puzzle contest last December. Walter Rex Johnston III and his wife. Ann Johnston, 33. lives in Detroit and has been employed as a car salesman. Mycr Bloom, 27, Harrisburg. Pa. manager of a Lebanon. Pa., clothing company. The FBI said he received $250 from the Harrisburg Patriot last January as a contest co-winner. Lawrence A. Syson. 32. Philadcl- (Continued on Page 4) when its landing lights went on The craft tipped trees and flipped onto the highway, Nose Cone Not Recovered CAPE CANAVERAL. Fla 'UPIi— The Air Force has failed in its third attempt to recover an experimental missile nose cone fired intercontinental distance into the south Atlantic. An intensive air-sea search for the little nose cone, which hurtled through space atop a Thor-Able test rocket early Saturday, was called off late Sunday. Hypodermic Needle Mark May Be Clue In Mystery Death BL'RBANK, Calif. (UPI(-Police said today they had uncovered information "strongly" indicating that'an illegal abortion may have caused- the death of a 16-year-old hride whose body was found lying on a hospital lawn. Capt. Arthur G. Hertel of the Los Angeles police homicide squad and Detective Capt. R. H. Covency of Burbank police said a convicted abortionist and a Hollywood sales-* man were sought for questioning in the mysterious death of Mrs. Brenda Emerson, attractive Beverly Hills housewife. BURBANK (UPI) -A possible hypodermic needle mark furnished a clue today to the mysterious death of a 16-year-old bride whose body was found sprawled on a hospital lawn. Police said the tiny mark was found on the right arm of Mrs. Brenda Emerson, Beverly Hills housewife, whose husband and wealthy parents refused to talk about the baffling case. A coroner's autopsy surgeon said he was unable to determine immediately the nature of the needle mark. Dr. Harold Kade said the post mortem failed to find any cause of death, and chemical tests were begun to determine if she died from an overdose of narcotics. "She was a perfectly healthy 16- year-old girl, and we are unable at this time to say what she died from," the surgeon said. The neatly dressed body of the, young wife was found on the lawn of St. Joseph's Hospital Saturday night after an unidentified man telephoned and said: "There's a body lying out on your lawn. A black sedan N just drove off real fast." A preliminary autopsy failed to[ determine the cause of death, although it was revealed autopsy surgeons found a small mark on the inner part of her right arm which might have been made by a hypodermic needle. Refuse To Answer Det. Lt. E. J. Vandergrift said that when he and another detective went to the nearby West Los Angeles home of Mrs. Emerson's parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Bbnder, they were met by attorney Jerome Weber. 'What's the crime?" Weber de­ manded, according to Vandergrift. The detective said Weber told them that he had advised Blonder a furniture dealer, and his wife to refuse to answer any questions. "You mean, even though yourj daughter is dead under strange circumstances that you don't want to help us?" asked Vandergrift. "Don't be so cruel," the detective said someone in the house shouted. Weber explained the parents were "prostrate with grief and in no position right now to talk to anybody about anything." Vandergrift reported the attorney promised he would allow the Blonders to be questioned Wednesday, although he gave no reason for setting that date. Police met similar rebuffs whenj they attempted .to question the victim's husband' of nine months Steve Frank Emerson, 20, who is unemployed. They said he only admitted last seeing his wife at 4 p.m. Saturday when he thought sh-: was on her way to her parents' home for a family runion. He refused to answer any further questions under advice of i Weber. Allies To Map Unified Approach Hope To Get Wort' While Agreements From Khrushchev WASHINGTON (UPI) — President Eisenhower and British Prime Minister Harold Macmillao licld a final conference today to put the finishing touches on strategy for dealing with Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev at the summit this summer. Macmillar. arrived at the White House eight minutes before his scheduled 1 p.m. p.s.t. meeting with Eisenhower. The final talk between the two was arranged so they could round out their plans for winning worthwhile agreement from the Soviet leader at the proposed summit conference. The two leaders, during their weekend talks at Camp David, Md., sketched the broad outlines of concessions and demands they will present at the top level parley. They left it to their foreign ministers to work out with the other allies a unified approach on details. Officials said the broad plan .napped by Eisenhower' and Mae- millan for the approach to the summit consists of the following steps: 1. The western note agreeing to a summit conference only after a May 11 Geneva foreign ministers meeting, will be sent to Russia later this week il it receives the survived the small but powerful!anticipated endorsement of French explosion deep in the mountain-',Prsident Charles de Gaulle and side mine. | the 15-nation NATO Council in Pa- The explosion occurred about a ris. 2. The Big Three western foreign ministers, meeting in Washington March 31 and April 1 will hammer out, with the assistance of the West German foreign minister, final agreement on specific positions and other tense Euro- Explosion Kills Nine In Mine ROBBINS, Tenn. (UPI)—An explosion ripped through a coal mine shaft at the start of the week's operations today and killed all nine men working there. The bodies of all of the victims were brought out by rescue crews] by early afternoon. Since the first body was recovered there had been only scant hope that any had mile Irom the entrance to the mine, a small independent operation in the Brimstone community. The dead included three owners of the mine. Another partner in the operation. W. O. West. Oneida, Tenn., had been about to go into the shaft when the blast was heard. Rescuers said the bodies were found close together. They were not covered by dirt or debris, and apparently all died from the force of the explosion instead of by suffocation or falling rock. Cause of the cxp'osion was not determined immediately. The mine, a small mechanized operation, employed only 11 miners. The men had just entered the'shaft to begin the day's operations after a weekend shutdown when the blast occurred, Sheriff Dorsey Rosser said. Court Denies Hearing To Slayer WASHINGTON (UPD-The Supreme Court today for the second time denied a hearing to Edward S. Wein. under five death sentences and other penalties for rape, sex perversion and kidnapping in Los Angeles County. The brief order again leaves California free to carry out the execution. Wein was to have been executed at San Quentin Prison last Dec. 5. But state Supreme Court Justice Jesse W. Carter Stayed the execution to permit another appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court. The first one was denied last Oct. 20. Wcin's conviction grew out of separate attacks on eight women over an 18-month period. The attacker entered the women's homes by pretending to answer furniture advertisements. Wein, a painting contractor, denied he was the man involved. The death sentence stemmed from his conviction for kidnaping for the purpose of robbery. He said none of the alleged victims was moved farther than from one room to another in her own home: therefore his sentence was "cruel and unusual punishment." Court Denies Wein's Hearing WASHINGTON (UPI) — The Supreme Court today denied a hearing to Cecil Herman Ward, facing death for the fatal shooting of two women during a family argument in Lamont, Calif., in 1957. The brief ord - " leaves California free to carry out the execution. The two women were Nell Partis and Branda Parris, his mother in-law and sistcr-in-Iaw, respectively. The California . Supreme Court upheld the conviction Aug. 19. 1958. Ward claimed he was denied a fair trial because a law passed after he was charged with the murders was used against hua. , pean sit'ia'-ons. To prepare Agenda 3. The council of NATO foreign ministers, which meets here Apr^ 2 to 4. will then be asked to endorse the plans evolved by the Big Three. 4. The Russians, at the Big Four foreign ministers conference proposed for Geneva May 11, will then be given the task of working out a broad list of subjects which the western powers will insist be discussed at the summit. The West will make clear at this meeting that they will not confine negotiations at either the foreign ministers level or the summit to Russia's demands concerning Berlin and Germany. 5. If the Russians agree at the foreign ministers meeting to carry on worthwhile discussions, the actual date for a summit conference would be set. It would last about one week, presumably sometime in July or August, depending upon how quickly the foreign ministers finish their task. At the summit. Eisenhower and Macmillan have decided that they .vill give Khrushchev a new firm guarantee against resurgent German militarism or attack from the West. But they will tie this in. as ;hey have in the past, with their demand for a general European security system which would also give protection to the NATO countries. Macmillan Satisfied Officials acknowledged that U.S.­ British agreement on the summit approach has tended to obscure the fact that the two countries still have a number of differences on specific subjects. Macmillan was described by his spokesman as "happy and satisfied" with the results of his three days of secluded talks with the President. Top officials were to join the Prime Minister and the President in their final conference this afternoon. This morning. Macmillan and his aides met at the British Embassy with Commerce Secretary Lewis L. Strauss. Treasury Secretary Robert B. Anderson and Deputy Undersecretary of State C. Douglas Dillion to discuss trade matters. Diving Sphere En Route HAMBURG Germany (UPI) — The Danish freighter Panama Is on the way to San Diego carrying the 15-ton diving sphere in which Switzerland's Prof. Auguste Picard hopes to descend to the Pacific Ocean bottom. Picard, who has already ascended to 55.000 feet by balloon and descended to a depth of 10.330 feet in the Mediterranean Sea. hopes lo plumb new depths in the Pacific off tb# GaliiorniA coast.

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