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I35B 69th Year No. 45 REDLANDS, CALIFORNIA, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25, 1959 racu phon. PY i-322i Sixteen Pages 5 Cents POLICE CHASE SPEEDER, TWO KILLED Eisenhower Firm On Summit Meet Foreign Ministers Meet Must Justify His Appearance WASHINGTON (UFD — President Eisenhower today spiked any idea that he automatically is committed to attend a summer sum- starting to "unk that maybe some , -.i. »•••-. i 'axes on a small scale will be mit conference with N 1 k 11 a „•.„,... . , A ' 1 okay, he said. Not cigarettes or Khrushchev. Anti-Tax Bloc \n State Senate Weakens SACRAMENTO < UPD—The Sen ate's top foe of new taxes, James J. McBridc (D-Ventura), says he feels the anti-tax bloc in the Senate is weakening. McBridc. whose Finance Committee screens state spending with a miserly eye, said Tuesday he detected a lot of resentment remaining against new and higher taxes proposed by Gov. Edmund G. Brown. "But some of the members are any tax on one group, but a tax He told his news conference that ion a wide base." he still insists that progress mustj Up !o now. .McBride has said be made at a prior foreign min-'his committee would go for no isters' meeting to justify his go-j new taxes and would send out a ing to the summit. tight budget balanced without a I the Legislature. Eisenhower acknowledged, how-jneed for more taxes. Assemblyman Harold K. Lever- He said he still was working oni ing (R-Los Angeles>. a leader of GOP Charges Brown Trying To Be Dictator Assemblymen Accuse Governor Of Using Blackjack Policies SACRAMENTO (UPD— Republican leaders said today the Brown administration was "degenerating into a total dictatorship" by pressuring legislators to vote for its water and tax program. . The chairman of the GOP caucus. Assemblyman Walter I. Dahl of Oakland, said, "I regret to see the governor resorting to what appears to be blackjack policies with ever, that if any valid agreements with the Russians are to be obtained on the problems of Berlin. German unity and European security, western leaders will have to meet with Khrushchev because he is the only one who has real authority to make agreements. During the President's weekend meeting with British Prime Minister Harold Macmiilan, British sources had spread the impression that Eisenhower had agreed to a summit conference regardless of whether the foreign ministers meeting in Geneva in May achieved any results. The President emphatically scotched this impression today. Has To Be Progress He said that when he told the nation in a radio-television speech March 16 that he would go to the summit only if it was "justified," he thought it was clear that he meant there had to be some progress at the foreign ministers' meeting. He said if anyone thinks he has agreed to an automatic trip to the summit, that is different from what be meant. On the other hand. Eisenhower said he would be inclined to agree to a whole series of summit meetings if he thought that they could be conducted under conditions which would allow useful discussion and be beneficial to the United States. As the President made his news known, Macmiilan told Parliament that the West would not permit the Soviet Union to impose a formula for the existence "of West Berlin. He said residents of the free west- tern zone of the German city mustj be allowed "to live the life of their own choice." Note To Moscow Macmiilan advised the House of Commons that allied notes outlining terms for both the foreign ministers, and the possible sum mit conference may be sent to Moscow Thursday. Eisenhower made the same an nouncement but declined to dis- ' close details of the notes. He also declined to say whether he and Macmiilan at their Camp David conference discussed the idea of| negotiating with Russia a "freeze on weapons and military forces^ on the Iron Curtain by both East and West Eisenhower consistently has declared that the foreign ministers must make some progress in staking out areas of possible agreement before the chiefs of state meet face to face at the summit. The President made it clear that he was not going even to next summer's proposed summit meeting unless progress was made at the May Geneva foreign ministers meeting which justified it. He said if anyone thinks he has agreed to an automatic trip to the (Continued on Page Six) this possibility -and planned to ask Brown to compromise on the state investment fund, which the Assembly has earmarked for water, and; use 75 million dollars of it for budget balancing. Two Adrift In Life-Jackefs Pulled From Sea SAN DIEGO (UPI>—Two fishermen, adrift in the ocean in Iife- iackets for six hours after their boat sank, were picked up by a destroyer Tuesday night, but one cf them died despite efforts of a Navy doctor to save him. Manuel Moreno, 35, Costa Mesa, was unconscious when he was taken aboard the USS John A Bole off San Clemente Island. Lt Ivan- Sandoz, the Navy doctor, saw that Moreno was dying and an incision was made in his chest. Sandoz massaged Moreno's heart for an hour and 15 minutes but failed to bring him back. The other fisherman, Douglas Vineyard. 26, Temple City, was reported in fair condition at Naval Hospital here. Vineyard and Moreno had sent out an SOS from the 29-foot boat De Masaido at 2:10 p.m. Tuesday when the vessel began to sink for unexplained reasons. The destroyer and three other Navy vessels with a Coast Guard cutter and two Coast Guard planes took part in the subsequent search which was made difficult because of 12-foot swells and winds clocked at 45 miles an hour. The fishing boat was owned by James .Maag. Newport Beach, who as not aboard. Weather LOS ANGELES >UPD — Noon, forecast as prepared by the u .S .p lazar0 ' 0US Pe nod ahead So. Cal. Move For Rockefeller Gets Under Way LOS ANGELES (L'PD-A movement in Vice President Richard M. Nixon's home territory to draft Republican Gov. Nelson Rockefeller of New York as a 1960 presidential candidate starts .today with a membership recruitment campaign. Californians for Rockefeller, a "non-partisan political organization," was formed Tuesday and immediately issued invitations to] today's membership meeting to all persons interested in helping elect Rockefeller to the presidency. Charles Lewsadder, the Los An-| geles County director for the new group, said he and his associates recognize the governor of New York as the one current political leader in our country who is competent to lead us through the Weather Bureau A disturbance' off the Oregon coast is expected to move into Nevada by Friday morning and cause scattered showers oyer Central and Northern California on Thursday. Southern California probably will be near the southern fringe of -the shower" area, and only light precipitation can be expected over mountain areasl Thursday afternoon and evening. The rest of Southern California will have variable cloudiness Thursday. The outlook for Friday is for clearing' and generally windy conditions. San Bernardino Valley: Mostly clear tonight but increasing high cloudiness Thursday. Lows tonight 4045. March 25. 1959 Highest 78, Lowest 46 Tomorrow's Sunrise and Sunset 5:44 a.m. — 6:04 p.m. Full Moon tonight rises 7:26 ONE YEAR AGO TODAY •Highest 63, Lowest 48 The pro-Rockefeller drive came ai a time when supporters of Nixon, from nearby Whittier, were beginning to prepare for his anticipated campaign for the I960, presidential nomination. Senate Labor Bill Voted WASHINGTON (UPI) — The Senate Labor Committee by a 132 vote today approved a modified version of the labor reform bill sponsored by Seas. John F. Kennedy (D-Mass.) and Sam J. Ervin Jr. (D-N.O. Kennedy, who said he hoped for Senate approval before the end of April, said the committee action marked "an important day in the effort for labor-management reform and a sorry day for the racketeers." But Sen. Barry Goldwater (R- Ariz.». senior GOP member of the committee, said he voted against the measure because "it falls far short of being a true labor reform bill." • the economy bloc, said. "The administration has moved in and tried to usurp the prerogatives of the legislators from our obligation: to vote on issues as we see fit." j "This is degenerating into a; total dictatorship," he added. "It's not up to the governor to dictate how we vote." Gov. Edmund G. Brown said Tuesday that legislators "w h o come in with additional appropriation items and refuse to vote for taxes are going to be disclosed to the people of the state of California so far as I can do it." Aqueduct Triggers Argument Brown made that statement after newsmen had asked him why a $3,560,000 aqueduct right of way from Avenal to Santa Maria Valley had been deleted from his budget in an Assembly subcommittee. The proposed aqueduct would serve Santa Barbara County, including the new missile and satellite launching site at Vandenberg Air Force Base. Brown replied that it might have been deleted because he was investigating the possibility, of getting federal aid for the project. "Maybe that's the reason for it," Brown said, "or it might have been that Mr. Holmes is against a water project.' Assemblyman James Holmes, a Republican from Santa Barbara, spoke and voted against Brown's plan to earmark the 170 million dollar investment fund for water project construction on Monday. Holmes came back swinging, saving the administration had cut out his aqueduct to punish him for his vote against using the investment fund for water. Phone Conversation Recalled Holmes said Brown called him Tuesday, asked him if he was interested in the Santa Maria aqueduct cutoff and told him, "\ou have to make some fast, hard decisions up here. Jim, and you have got to go along." Sen. John J. Hollister (D Golcta) said he talked to Brown Tuesday and the governor assured him that the Avenal Gap-Santa Maria River aqueduct route sould stay in the Senate's version of the budget if Hollister and Sen. James J. McBride (D-Ventura) wanted it to. Levering said, "This is one ol the most reprehensive and out rageous acts I've ever heard tell of. This is more than a coinci dence." On Brown's statement that he would disclose demagoguery and hypocrisy by .legislators when they propose appropriations and refuse to vote taxes. Levering said, "He doesn't have to put up with us, We're elected by the people Holmes' office said he had not introduced any appropriation bills this session. Other developments Taxes: The Democratic caucus endorsed the administration's entire 236-milIion-dolIar a year tax program. The first two major bills in the series— to boost cigarette and income taxes—are scheduled for hearing before the Assembly Revenue and Taxation Committee Thursday. Hunting: Fish and game com mittees of both bouses approved bills giving county supervisors the power to veto antlerless deer hunts. The measures now go to the floor of both houses for final action, CRASH SCENE — A photograph this morning of the crash scene with dotted line shows the patli of the Gregory car on Brookside avenue from the foreground to the X where it met the Carpenter car coming from the west on Barton road. Brookside continues on to the .left whib most traffic bound in the direction of Riverside curves off to the right on Bar .on. The Dee & Walt Service station is on the triangle. Car Going 90 Skids Into Headon Collision Jim Gregory, Robert Carpenter Die In Barton Road Accident A speeding Redlands High school senior, being pursued by Redlands traffic police, and the head of a local family were killed instantly at 6:25 p.m. last evening when their cars collided on the curve just outside the Redlands city limits near the point where Barton road branches off from Brookside avenue. The westbound car, driven by 18-year-old Peter James <Jim» Gregory, Jr., at a high rate of HEAD ON — The front end of the car driven by Robert P. Carpenter was completely smashed in. 1 SIDE SMASH ory car. The force of the impact crushed in the left side of the Greg- Congress Tackles A Few Items, Starts Recess WASHINGTON (UPI) — Congress tackled some last-minute legislative problems today before De Gaulle Warns Russia Against Blockading Berlin PARIS (UPD-Prcsident Charles de Gaulle served notice on Russia today that if passage to West Berlin is blocked "the Soviet troops stationed in Germany would have leaving town for a 10-day Easter tlic western powers to deal with." recess. t> c Gaulle, speaking at the first The Senate took up for expected press conference ever given by a quick approval a three-monthjFiench chief of state, plunged di- cmergency extension of the job-'iectly into the question of Berlin less pay program to prevent an! .More than 600 newsmen from April 1 cutoff of payments loiall over the world attended. Bill Would Curb Drinking By Minors SACRAMENTO (UPD— Assemblyman Joseph M. Kennick <D- Long Beach) Tuesday introduced a series of bills which would clamp down on minors who drink. The measures provide that no part of the fine may be suspended in cases where minors are caught in bars, buying or drinking alcoholic beverages or presenting false identification for the purpose of buying alcholic beverages. 405.00C idle workers. Senate passage would return the bill to the House lor approval and transmission to the White House for President Eisenhower's signature. The house called up for debate and probable approval the President's request for an immediate SI ,375,000,000 contribution to the international monetary fund. If adopted, it would return to the Senate which voted last week that none qf the fund could be taken out of the Treasury until the new fiscal year starts July 1. Forester Resigns De Gaulle confirmed he would attend an East-West summit conference, which he said "must be prepared and could only opcrrxc in an atmosphere of calm." "I am entirely in agreement with what President Eisenhower has said on this subject," he said. He stipulated that a foreign min Reclaimed Water Approved SACRAMENTO (UPD—Gov. Ed mund G. Brown today signed into law allowing counties to construct treatment plants and sell SACRAMENTO (UPD — John j reclaimed water to residents or to Callaghan. chief deputy state for- other public agencies, ester, today announced his resig-| Los Angeles County plans to use nation effective March 31 to bc-jllic reclaimed water to replenish Lwccs from Chancellor Konrad isters conference must produce "elements of agreement on important, points" before a summit conference is held. "The crisis opened by Soviet Russia in connection with Berlin is plunging the world into heavy anxiety," De, Gaulle said. He said the .Moscow diplomatic offensive posed three major questions: —The possioilily of measure; which would obstruct (he move ments of American, British ant French military elements bctwecr West Berlin and the western zone of Germany. —Division of the German people which would be posed by the separation of Germany into two lates. —The disarmament in Europe of a zone essentially enveloping Germany. De Gaulle rejected any suggestions that France was looking for advantages in Germany similar to those which the Soviets were seeking. "It is not our policy," he said "The present day Germany does not menace us in any way. It constitutes one of the essential elements of the life of Europe and the entire world." He said he had received assur- speed, went out of control on the curve and after a broadside skid on the opposite traffic lane came in contact with an eastbound car driven by Robert P. Carpenter, 29. of 405 West Cypress avenue, according to thc-California Highway Patrol. Both drivers were killed instantly, said Deputy coroner H. W. Georgenton. The drivers were the only occupants of the cars. The accident, being outside the city limits was investigated by the California Highway Patrol officers. They said Gregory's speed was in excess of 90 miles per hour just prior to the crash when he was being pursued by the Redlands traffic officers Richard L. Grainger and Robert S. Orwig. Police Chase Gregory The Redlands officers said they were eastbound on Brookside avenue when they observed a west bound car heading out Brookside at a speed of approximately 70 miles per hour. At Buena Vista street they made a U-turn and began to follow the speeding car. "As soon as he jaw we were chasing him he increased h i s speed and shot right ahead" said Traffic Patrolman Graincr. "We increased our speed to 95 and he was walking away from us", he added. We had our red lights on. but cur siren failed to work", reported Traffic Patrolman Orwig. "At San Mateo street we slowed down when it appeared that a car was pulling out in front of us. . . but it didn't. Orwig was about to pall ahead, to the high way patrol by radio to be on the lookout for the speeding car as we hit the city limits. Then we saw the dust cloud from-the crash", Grainger said, Sgt R. A. Vance of the CHP said that it appeared that Gregory's car swung wide on the curve to pass another car headed in the same direction. As he rounded the curve his car went into the left lane and into a broadside skid when he tried to get back into his right lane. Skidded 210 Feet Sgt. Vance said that it appeared the Gregory car skidded in a broadside for a distance of 210 feet to the point where it came into contact with the eastbound Carpenter car. The front of the Carpenter car and the lett side of the Gregory vehicle, a 1958 model two floor sedan, came in contact The force of the impact carried both cars in a westerly direction a distance of 15 ft. The crash occurred at the Dee £ Wa'.t service station. A car following close behind the Camcnter vehicle and the car which Gregory had just passed miraculously escaped being involved in the collision. Both cars were totally demolished, the Carpenter vehicle was also a late model sedan. The bodies were removed t o Emmerson's mortuary where services are pending. Assisting Sergeant Vance in the investigation were Patrolmen Richard McClellan and Paulj Webb. ^4 ROBERT P. CARPENTER Photo by Wm. Elmer KlnghAa 525 West Fern avenue, and is • native of Redlands. Their children arc Anne Elizabeth. 4. and Charlotte Lynne, 17 months. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. G. D. Carpenter of Santa Barbara. He was born in Santa Barbara and attended public schools there, being graduated from Santa Barbara High School in 1947. .Mr. Carpenter was a member of the First Presbyterian church, Peter James Gregory. Jr., was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter James Gregory, Sr., 424 Sunny side avenue. The family moved here nine months ago from Crestline. Ohio, and the father is employed at Norton. Jim, as the youth was known by his schoolmates, was a senior in Redlands High school. He was born February 22, 1941 in Shelby, Ohio. In addition to his parents he leaves a younger brother, Thomas. Chief Of Police Bowen Issues Statement Redlands Chief of Police Stanley Bowen this morning, after an investigation of the Carpenter- Gregory fatal traffic accident which occurred just west of th» Redlands city limits at 6:25 p.m. yesterday, issued the following statement: "Concerning the pursuit of th« Gregory vehicle, which jwas involved in a fatal collision just outside the City Limits at Brookside avenue last night, it should be mentioned that the actual pursuit by the Redlands officers was abandoned east of the San Mateo- Brookside intersection when t h e electronic siren on the patrol car failed to activate. "It is a written policy of this department, in conformity with California Vehicle Code regulations, that both red light and siren shall be used in any emcr- Redlands firemen were ca „ ed Uency o r P Ursuit run and ' if eith- come assistant secretary of the California Forest Protective Association with headquarters in San Krancisco. underground waters and is considering building a pilot plant to reclaim water at a cost estimated at $1,500,000. Adenauer of West Germany and Italian Premier Antonio Segni that (heir policies were the same as <ho«e of France. t « to wash down the gasoline spilled Irom the punctured tanks. No Inquest Deputy Coroner Georgenton said that the investigation was completed and that there woula be no inquest. He reported that death was instantaneous due to multiple injuries. The collision attracted many spectators and traffic had to be] controlled by the officers for nearly two hours. Robert Powers Carpenter had been a civilian employe engaged in technical work at Norton Air Force Base for the past four years. Last December he returned from England where he spent four months on social duty assignment from Norton. He and his family resided at 405 West Cypress avenue. U.R. Graduate Following his graduation from the University of Redlands i n June 1951 he and Frances Anne Mills also a UR student were married and they had made their home here since that time er fails to operate the" pursuit or nnergenev run shall be abandoned. "The officers in this case, traveling cast on Brookside observed the Gregory car. approaching them speeding west on Brookside and crossing the Ccnter-Brookside intersection at an estimated speed of 75 MPH. "The officers made a "U" turn prior to reaching Center and initiated pursuit. The red lights were turned on, but attempts to activate the siren failed so they braked the car down to a moderate speed " before reaching t b e San Mateo intersection and started using the radio to set up advance road blocks. However, the accident had occurred in the meantime precluding any such further action." The police records show that Peter James Gregory. Jr.. was issued a citation for traveling 70 miles per hour in a 55 MPH zone east on Highway 70-99 from Citrus avenue to the city limits by Patrolman Frank Orantia Sunday at 10:55 p.m. The youth was Mrs. Carpenter is the daughter scheduled to appear in court on of Mr. and Mrs. Henry D. Mills, this citation next week.