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I35B 69th Year No. 44 REDLANDS, CALIFORNIA, TUESDAY, MARCH 24, 1959 racu Phon* PY »-3Z2i Ten Pages 5'Cents M'MILLAN SEES SUCCESS FOR WEST Brown Opens Attack On 'Demagogues' Blast Aimed At GOP Assemblyman From Santa Barbara Zealous Worker Locks Employer In Refrigerator SAN FRANCISCO (CPU— Fifteen-year-old Donald Cox, newly employed at a drive-in, was told ly boss Santo Celatino to always lock the door of the walk-in refrigerator if he wanted to hold his job. When he found the door open SACRAMENTO 'L'Pl '-Gov. Ed-! Sunda >'- he slammed it and rmind G. Brown today unleashed locked Die padlock. Only trouble!Cohen, the Los Angeles hoodlum an attack against hypocrits and| was Celatino was inside with the : refused to tell Senate rackets in- Operator Paid $10,000 To Cohen Senate Racket Probers Hear Of Struggle In Coin Machine Business WASHINGTON (UPD— Mickey demagogues who lard up the staf >i P atiIoc ' ; keys in nis Pocket, budget Then vote against taxes, i " took firemen 20 minutes "People who want things and,S ?t him out. need things and come in with ad-j ditional appropriation items andj 1L AI , DCw Al< vote against taxes are going to bej iCoTllCr mfCl disclosed to the people of the s:ate oi California," Brown told a news conference. He made his remarks in reply to a question about why a $3,560.000 aqueduct route from Avenal in Kings County to the Santa Maria River in Santa Barbara, to sent the new missile and satellite! Bond Program To Be Introduced SACRAMENTO (UPD — Gov Edmund G. Brown said todav his launching center at Vandenberg'office had prepared for introduc Air Force base was deleted fromltion a 960 million dollar bond is his water budget. ! sU e to complete construction oi "I had nothing to do with it at: the Feather River Project to San all." Brown said. I Diego County. Then he said. "This is a vital| Brown told his news conference area because of the federal proj-|!,e has asked Sen. Hugh Burns ret. We explored the possibility! (D -Fresnoi president pro tempore of federal aid 'for it* when we of the Senate, to introduce the were back in Washington." He added, "Or it may be that Mr. Holmes is against a water project." Holmes Among Opponents Assemblyman James L. Holmes iR - Santa Barbara) spoke and voted against Brown's proposal in the Assembly that the 170-million- dollar state investment fund be earmarked for water project construction. "People who make additions to the budget and fail to vote for new- measure. "'I feel the best place to start this is in the Senate with the support of the president pro tern." Brown said. He said "We want to see what the Senate will do" because of the problem he is having there finding support for a constitutional amendment guaranteeing water contracts. Brown also said: —He was "very pleased by the dction of the Assembly Monday in passing his taxes-this is a type of demagog- | ;nark tne i 70 million dollar invest- try." Brown said. "That type of j ment fun( j ior water pro ject con-, hypocrisy will be disclosed to theisiructjon, peorle of this state." I _»of course, this means new "Biparticanly?" he was asked. 1 "Ei-partisanly," Brown replied, "because there are a few Demo crnts in the same category'-" The Avenal-Santa Maria aqueduct right of way money was deleted from the Brown budget Monday night by a subcommittee of the Assembly Ways and Means Committee which voted S80.026,543 for aqueduct rights of way to Southern California and for site acquisition and utility relocations at the Oroville Reservoir site The subcommittee also added nearly S200.000 for aqueduct site acquisition in the Santa Clara Valley. The two assemblymen from San Jose, both Republicans, voted in favor of the Brown plan fo earmark the investment fund for water. Revenge Acquisition Made | Holmes charged today that Brown ordered the Santa Barbara aqueduct cut from his bndget be-j cause lie voted against the Brown bill. I Harvey O. Banks, director of I water resources, said recently toj the Legislature that the Avenal Santa Maria River aqueduct was jnven top priority because it would deliver water to Vandenburg Air Force Base, the West Coast's mis sile and satellite launching base opened recently near Santa Maria Deletion Explained Ralph Brody, Banks' deputy and Brown's adviser on water, said the deletion of the item was made by the committee on its own voli lion and was not recommended by the department. Assemblyman Thomas M. Rees 'D-Los Angeles), chairman of the subcommittee, s3i'd the committee talked over the deletion ahead ofj time and decided the item needed more study. "But it will probably be returned to the budget later," he said. Besides the aqueduct system, (Continued on Page 4> have said. Iraq Quits Baahdad Pact vesligators today whether he ac- tojeepted a 510,000 "shakedown" to stay neutral in a business battle between t w o vending-machine companies. WASHINGTON (UPI) —A coin machine operator testified today that he paid Los Angeles hoodlum Mickey Cohen $10,000 to "stay neutral" in a business struggle between two vending companies. Thomas A. Vaughn, president of the New Orleans Cigarette Service Corp., said the payment was made after Cohen indicated he had a $50,000 "contract" to kill one of V^ughan's business associates. George M. Seedman. Vaughan told of the incident to the Senate Rackets Committee after Hal Sherry, a former Los Angeles union official, had related a horrible experience he encoun -i tercd during an organizing tripj to San Diego. 1 Sherry said "three big Italians" came to his hotel room, stripped off his clothes and "inserted" a cucumber which they drove into his body with a hammer. Vaughan said he went to Los Angeles in 1957 to assist Seedman, pr»sident of the Rowe Service Co., in its competition with the Coast Cigarette Service. Vaughn's New Orleans firm is associated with Rowe. Vaughan said he enlisted the proposal to ear-jhelp of "Babe" McCoy, a disbar red fight promoter, and through -McCoy learned that Cohen's friend. Fred Sica, had been offered $20,000 to aid the Coast company. Vaughan said he and Seedman were apprehensive over Cohen's interest in the matter and decided to offer him $5,000. On one occasion, he said. He said Cohen refused to accept $5,000 but finally settled for S5,000 cash and a "verbal IOU" for $5,000 which later was paid. Tne committee began looking into juke box racketeering on the West Coast after listening to Carlos Marcello, alleged underworld boss in Louisiana, invoke the Fifth Amendment to questions about his; activities. Marcello refused to say whether the sheriff of Jefferson j Parish in suburban New Orleans I taxes." he said. "We might as well face up to that fact as un pleasant as it is." —"This doesn't mean" that he will not support a constitutional amendment prepared for introduce tion today by Assemblyman Carley V. Porter (D-Compton). Porter's amendment would guarantee water contracts as well as provide for the bond issue. "I want to leave the constitutional amendment until I am able to get more agreement than I up to this point," Brown —HIA Ttltphsts FIGHT FOR LIFE— At the mercy of wind and current, Mr. and Mrs. William D. Welch of Brookline, Mass., struggle desperately as their canoe is swept over dam on the Charles River in Watertown, Mass. Mr. Welch drowned. Mrs. Welch, who is expecting her third child, was saved. Photo Copyright 1959 by Boston Globe Newspaper Co. Secrecy Clamped On Congressmen's Rental Fund WASHINGTON' ' UPI I Youth Wedged In Cave, Dies As Hundreds Try To Save Him House Free World Faces Testing Period Says West Has All To Gain From Being Ready To Negotiate WASHINGTON (L'PI) -British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan said today that as long as the western allies stand firm on their principles "the Free World has everything to gain from being :cady to negotiate" with Russia. He conceded in a statement on his departure for London that "the next few. months will be a 'esting period for the whole Frea World." But he expressed confidence that the West "shsll succeed" in the "tough task." The Prime Minister noted that r.e had said upon his arrival hers Thursday for his conferences with President Eisenhower that the differences between the western p'lirs and Russia over Germany, iBerlin, "and so forth, ought to be ! settled by negotiation and not by !force." ! "I have no doubt that so long as we stand firmly on our principles —as we shall do —the Free World has everything to gain from being ready to negotiate." Macmillan told reporters at National Airport. Macmillan headed for home with Eisenhower's conditional agreement to meet with Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev and French Fresident -Charles de Gaulle in July or August to discuss Berlin and other problems. But American officials warned against assuming that a summer en ;.-itua!ion worsening constantly andj.vummit conference is a certainty despite allied plans to send Russia a proposal for arranging such a meeting. Police at nearby Buxton broad- CASTLETON England (UPD—[ The area around the cave Oxiord student Neil .Mossl, 20, died,trance had been turned into a'Carter hastened back to the 40- disbursing clerk Harry Livingstoni |odav jn a t0 rkscrew-sliaped death .'morass of mud and the caves foot cleft to listen for his labored today clamped a lid of secrecy cn|trap 1.000 feet hclow the surfacelwere beginning (o flood. ihreathing records which name members ofldcspite the heartbreaking attempts! "If we tried to get the body Congress who have used the Sl,80ojof hundreds of rescuers to pull out. some of these people would a year Bllowed them for rentali h ' n5 taw ' v npre he wa S be two milcs from the cave en ' c.n^.,- -"»n, 0Ili .trance and could be risking their t had led :)ives." said a police inspector. Moss more than two milcs through "Everyone here has risked a lot Newsmen and the public were!the tortuous tunnels and crevices;to save a life." . .•-»»»• . • trapped Sundav afternoon, and operation of offices in their, Th „ huskv buj , d th _ home districts. U. S. authorities emphasized barred from seeing the records af-jof Devil's Hole cave proved hi.- ter widespread publicity focusscd " ndoin3 '. He was '"PF* 0 " in an 18-mch-wide limestone shaft, his attention on how some legislators put their relatives on the federal payroll at lush salaries. Livingston said "we don't have the time broad shoulder-; jammed so tight- Rascut Efforts Fail Two doctors, who crawled through the slimy blackness to ly rescuers could not pull iout. His rj'';keep vigil near the dying youth, certified his death. One of them or personnel" to handle all the re•, quests to look at them. Inouncod 44 He said he acted on his own death was hours officially an-' after he first Moss entered the cave Sunday as part of an eight-man exploring party. He wandered off alone and became stuck in the narrow pas-i was RAF Flight Lt. John-Carter j sage he was exploring. cast an appeal throughout North-] that certain conditions still have em England for rescuers weigh-lto be met before the Big Four ing 100-pounds or less—men snalllrneet around the conference table, enough to wiggle into the shall j Macmillan said lie and British where Moss was locked in a stanu-lForeign Minister Selwyn Lloyd ing position.-Hundreds responded:"were very glad indeed also to but it was no use. I be able to have two talks" with who had piped limestone tomb oxygen into the! in an effort to Floyd Collins Cast Secretary' of State John Foster Dulles, stricken with cancer. Macmillan again expressed admiration for Dulles' "courage and deter- •nination." Vice President Richard M. Nix- Weather LOS ANGELES (UPI) — Noon forecast as prepared by the U.S Weather Bureau: Clearing, cool and windy weath-j er is in store for Southern Cali-j fornia this afternoon. Skies will be clear tonight, Wednesday and probably Thursday. It will be cool er tonight and slightly warmer over west and north portions of| Southern California" Wednesday. San Bernardino Valley: Clear and slightly cooler tonight with lows 4045. Sunny and slightly wanner Wednesday. March 24, 1959 Highest 69, Lowest 44 Tomorrow's Sunrise and Sunset 5:46 a.m. — 6:03 p.m. Full Moon — Tonight rises 6:18 Tomorrow rises 7:26 ONE YEAR AGO TODAY Highest 61, Lowest 46 1 BAGHDAD tonight quit the United States backed Baghdad Pact, an anti- Communist alliance condemned by the Soviet Union . Baghdad radio said Premier Ab-: del Karim Kassem announced the move at the Defense Ministry. The U.S. and British ambassa dors had been summoned earlier to the foreign ministry, presumably to receive official notification of Iraq's abrogation. The Baghdad Pact was formed in 1955. It grew out of r mutual defense alliance between Iraq and Turkey. Britain, Pakistan and Iran joined later that year. Today's announcement was no surprise. Iraq has not participated in the pact since Kassem overthrew the former regime of Iraq July 14. helped him hold control of eoinij^ machine operations in that area.- Sherry, a slightly-built red-haired 0ln f congressional news: !rcal estate man. told the commit-! Berl,n: President Eisenhower re Rayburn <Texas>. Rayburn dc clined to comment but gave no . . c . , u;~> .w i,„ „„„ij .u„ but Chief Inspector William Shef- hint that lie would re\ersc> the 1 l r f q i /^i ) ~ ) i, r iL q | tee he aIso had some experiene with Cohen several years ago when he headed Local 1051 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. On two occasions, he said, hood lums tried to take over the local. Sherry said another attempt was made by six gunmen who walked into his office and announced that Cohen was taking over the local. He said he could not be certain that Cohen was behind this move because many people in Los An gcles mention Cohen's name "if they want to impress you." Sherry said his worst experience occurred at San Diego where he encountered Frank Bompensiero, a notorious hoodlum now in San Quentin Prison After he rejected Bompensiero's demand for a 50 per oent cut of the union's revenue in San Diego. Sherry said, he was visited by three thugs who "manhandled me a little." He then described with some embarrassment the cucumber incident which left him lying unconscious in a pool of blood. Sherry said he never reported the matter to police because "I was too ashamed of it." He said he had to undergo an operation when he returned to Los Angeles. House Approves Foreign Aid WASHINGTON (UPI> — The House responded to a plea from Fresident Eisenhower today and voted overwhelmingly to provide 100 million dollars of the supplemental foreign aid funds he re-i quested. ported to Republican CMSKMNMI f Jhp crcvice hut a stcadv :, ar tourist attraction outside this lucky's Mammoth Cave in 1923 leaders on his talks with British „ : _ fina „ y forccd , hcm , 0 ca ,,| Mny viUasC- hut thcy wcrc too ;Collins lived for two weeks. Moss late. Rescue teams reported thcilived for only two days. 73,000 Buddhist Monks Join Revolt Against Reds NEW DELHI. India 'UPD —'ing the monks to join the battle. Fighting lias broken out again in the Tibetan capital of Lhasa and as anti - inflation weapons. He called instead for long-range programs to increase production and lower unemployment. Foreign aid: The administration fought on two fronts for more foreign aid funds. Its major fight was in the House which was split on Eisenhower's request for 225 million dollars in supplemental funds for overseas development loans. The House Appropriations Committee voted to-deny the money. Meantime. Undersecretary of State C. Douglas Dillon went before the House Foreign Affairs, Committee to present Eisenhower's case for a 700 million dollar development loan outlay for the next fiscal year. Bride Died From Anesthetic Administered By Abortionist LOS ANGELES (UPD—A pretty 16-year-old Beverly Hills bride who apparently mistakenly] thought she was pregnant, died from an anesthetic believed administered by an abortionist, police reported today. A 36-year-old Hollywood sales-] man, Edgar Schrater, was sought by police in connection with the death of Mrs. Brerida Emerson, whose body was found snraw>- : on the lawn of a hospital in nearby Burbank Saturday night. Police said Schrater and con- victea abortionist Mrs. Ruth Davidson. 42, had been operating a "floating" illegal surgery ring to­ gether. Mrs. Davidson was ar rested Monday and booked on suspicion of murder. She admitted making arrange ments with Schrater for an illegal operation for Mrs. Emerson, police said. However, she denied being present when the anesthetic was administered. County Coroner Theodore J. Curphey said the teen-age bride of nine months died from a too rapid injection of sodium pento- thal, a local anesthetic said to be dangerous in the hands of someone unfamiliar with its use. The coroner said Mrs. Emerson —who eloped over the objections of her wealthy parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Blonder — appar-j ently thought she was pregnant and went to an abortionist. But. Curphey. said, a thorough examination of her body showed she was not going to have a child. Police revealed that the young victim's parents and husband. Steve. 20. played a painful role the first two days of the investigation by pretending they had refused to talk with officers in an effort to lure the abortionists into thinking police were making litle headway. the revolt against the Chinese Communists, informed sources reported today. The sources said the fighting was on a smaller scale than last week in the mountain capital but that it had spread to other im portant centers of Tibet. Reports from Kalimpong. the town in northeastern India which straddles the main trade route in to Tibet, said the Tibetan rebels have improved their equipment by •apturing Chines*; arms and are using them against the Communists. The reports said the Chinese Hods had badly damaged the two! biggest Buddhist monasteries in Tibet. Sera and Dropang. prompt- Mrs. Duncan Ruled Sane VENTURA. Calif. (UPD -Con demned murderess Elizabeth Duncan was sane when she hired two men to kill her pregnant daughter- in-law. Superior Judge Charles F. Rlackstock. 83, ruled today. The jurist's ruling was made after a brief hearing in the same courtroom where Mrs. Duncan was convicted of first degree murder last week and condemned to death in the gas chamber. Judge Blackstock set April 3 for sentecing of the 54-year-old ma- iron, married from 10 to 20 times but consumed with lia'e for any woman who would want to share her son, Frank, 30. The sources said the Dalai La ma's summer palace. Norbuling \a. also was damaged. Tibetan officials were meeting ; n Kalimpong to discuss the situation. They were reported preparing to appeal to India for support. A UPI dispatch from Taipe ; quoted a member of the Chinese Nationalist Cabinet, Li Yung-hsin as saying anti-Communist forces in Southwestern China are marching on Tibet to join the uprising. The rebels were reported to have reverted to tactics of gucr rilla warfare against the Chinese Communists which they have been carrying on at intervals for the past two years. The sources said Chinese troops wcrc having a tough time finding the rebels in the mountainous jeountrysidc. | Thcy snid it was difficult to es timatc the number of casualties but thcy believed the total would run into the hundreds, and per haps thousands. The sources reported the Dalai Lama still is in Tibet and confined to his palace and that he even had the support of the Tibetan Communists. became wedged inside the Peak """"""I"-' '" »" , -" > " 1 '"| •'Help'mc. I'm stuck." were the,on and Acting Secretary of Stata ... , c -i- c Cavern in the Derbyshire Hills, j i '" cep " ,m 3 ' .first words he uttered to his com-j Christian A. Herter headed a del- wimout consuuin,, speaker bam Hc hrcame linconscious Monday! But at la * 1 - the desperate at-j pa nions. They could not move him'egatioii of American officials and jnd rescue efforts were redoubled /'tempts to keep Moss alive failed.|and the rext morning he lost con-iBritish diplomats who bade Mac- Thc stale, foul air that had balked sciousness. unaware of the great millan goodbye, field announced today at noon:! rescue attempts finally snuffed out 'cave rescue operation—the largest! Accompanied by Lloyd and other "The boy is dead." I his life. lever mounted in England. ! British officials. Macmillan was Police and leaders of the rescue! Hundreds of volunteers had! The operation stirred memories ^scheduled to reach London thin teams tried to pull the bodv frec!rushrd todav to the cave, a popu- of trie Floyd Collins saga in Ken-ovcning after a seven-hour jet - 'flight. the British leader held a half- hour wind-up meeting with Eisenhower late Monday at the Whits House. Both men described as highly successful their secluded week-end talks at Camp David. Md. British spokesmen spread word Macmillan had suggested to Eisenhower that summit meetings be held every six months to make certain that East-West disputes do not drift into war. The President was said to have expressed interest but no particular enthusiasm for the idea. American officials wcrc reported to feel that the British, in their zeal to depict Macmillan's visit as an outstanding success, may have given newsmen too optimistic a view of the summit possibilities. American officials insisted that the formula for approaching the summit is not "automatic." Thcy raid Eisenhower has not aban- loned his position that the Big Four foreign ministers must show some accomplishments as a prelude to the summit conference. The foreign ministers, they said, will have to clear away the deadwood of procedural disputes and stake out areas of agreement for discussing Germany and connected problems. Prime Minister Harold Macmillan: . ,, on the Berlin crisis and impend-! 3 temporary halt, ing summit talks with Russia. House GOP leader Charles A. Halleck find.) said Eisenhower convinced him that the West's "pol-! icy of firmness" will prevent war. "It's pretty generally felt there'll be no real crisis this spring or summer," Hallcck added. Inflation: Economist Leon II. Keyserling told the House-Senate Economic Committee he opposes federal price and wage controls! U.000 Buddhist monks have joined Rattlesnake In Bedroom SAN BERNARDINO (UPD Mrs. Elaine Williams said today she knew she didn't have anything cooking on the stove but she kept hearing a hissing sound like team escaping from a pressure cooker. Mrs. Williams eventually found a rattlesnake in her son's bedroom. She killed the snake with (he help of a neighbor. Jet Bomber Crashes Ator Mountain PETIT JEAN MOUNTAIN. Ark, 'UPD —A six-engine jet bomber from the Little Rock Air Force Base crashed and burned atop Petit Jean Mountain today. There were five Air Force personnel ;i!)oard, and the base said all had been accounted for after they bailed out safely. The information services, office said the RB4? was on a training mission at the time of the crash. The jet bomber belonged to the 7(lth Strategic Rcconaissance Wing. The plane crashed one mile from the air strip of Winthrop Rockefeller's Winrock Farm, atop the Petit Jean plateau near Morrilton. Ark., and about 65 miles northwest of Little Rock. ; James Hudson, an employe at the Rockefeller farms, said the plane exploded and disintegrated.! Bill To Ban Cuddling While Driving, Loses SACRAMENTO (UPD — A bill permitting a crackdown on careless drivers was killed Monday after it was revealed it would affect young lovers who cuddle while driving. The measure, by Assemblyman Nicholas Petris (D-Oakland). was sent to an interim committee for study by the Assembly Transportation Committee. Al Veglia, spokesman for the Department of Motor Vehicles, said under present reckless driving law, a person could not be was driving with willful and wanton disregard of life and property. He said the bill would broaden the present concept so police could crack down on careless drivers who shave, powder their nose or eat lunch while driving, or driva with their arm around their girl. "Are you serious that you want to pinch a boy who has his arm around his girl?" asked Assemblyman Joseph M. Kennicfc (D • Long Beach i. "I'm not an opponent of young love, but I don't think it's the best practice for young people to convicted unless it were shown he drive carelessly,^ Vsjlia replied.'

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