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I35B 69th Year No. 46 REDLANDS, CALIFORNIA, THURSDAY, MARCH 26, 1959 r .cu Phon. PY MMI Twelve Pages 5 Cents LUXURY SHIP SLICES INTO TANKER U. S„ Britain, France Send Notes To Russia Summit Meeting Proposed If It Proves To Be Justified WASHINGTON (LTD — The United States, Britain and France] sent notes to Russia today proposing a summit conference this summer which could deal with a peace treaty with Germany and the Berlin crisis. The notes insisted that a foreign ministers meeting precede the summit conference and that it "justify" such a top level parley. The separate notes to Russia suggested the foreign ministers meeting discuss "questions relating to Germany, including a peace treaty with Germany and the question of Berlin." The U.S. note said the purpose of the foreign ministers meeting "should be to reach positive agreements over as wide a field as possible, and in any case to narrow the differences between the respective points of view and to prepare constructive proposals" for a heads of government meeting later in the summer. "On this understanding and as soon as developments in the for eign ministers meeting justify holding a summit conference, the U.S. government would be ready to participate in such a (summit) conference," the U.S. note said Notes Are Similar The British note signified Britain's readiness to participate in a summit conference "as soon as; . . , . . . developments in the foreign min-, nesda >' introduced in the Assem- isters meeting warrant" it. b '. v a series of constitutional The French note stated: "If the amendments which he hoped conference of foreign ministers | would end the Xorth . South waler —HI*. Tdtphoto SIMILAR ATTITUDES— Speaking at press conferences in Paris and Washington, French President Charles de Gaulle (left) and President Eisenhower are caught in similar poses while discussing the current crisis ever Berlin. Ike made it clear he is not going to the proposed summit conference unless progress is made at the foreign ministers talks, and de Gaulle warned Russia not to try to block passage into West Berlin. Water Leader Introduces Amendments SACRAMENTO <UPI>—A Southern California water leader Wednesday introduced i |b!y a series of brings signs of real progress, the French 'government agrees to accept a conference at the summit at an appropriate date and place controversy. Assemblyman Carley Porter (D Compton) offered the amendments The agenda of such a conference: which would force the state to should be discussed by the foreign ministers." The summit conference, the U.S. note said, "could consider and, if possible, resolve some wider problems" ra: " ~ ' " western allies in previous exchanges of notes. The western powers rejected Russia's proposal that Polish and Czechoslovakian foreign ministers be full-fledged participants in the foreign ministers' meeting. But the western Big Three agreed for the two Russian satellites to join in "at a certain stage in negotiations." They would presumably have the status of observers. Would Meet in Geneva But the U.S. "believes that the proposed meeting should at least in tile outset involve only the four powers responsible for Germany,'' the note said. It was noted that Russia had agreed for representatives of East and West Germany to sit in as observers at the foreign ministers meeting. Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev had agreed in advance to the foreign ministers' meeting starting May 11 in Geneva But, at the same time, he said anew- that only a summit conference reallv could accomplish anything definite. The note was an outgrowth of the Camp David conference be tween President Eisenhower and British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan. stand by its contracts for the de livery of water and which would place a bond issue of not more resoive some »m« p lU u-, tllan Sl,500,000,000 on the next ised by Russia and the general election ballot. Porter explained that his proposals would solve most of the ob jections which have caused Southern California legislators to block water project development for sev-l eral years. The bond issue—which Porter said probably would be about S9O0.00O.00O—would provide enough money to build all of the Feather River Project and assure benefits for the South. Under present law, the Legislature could nullify water contracts by a majority vote of both house: This situation has left the South with a feeling of insecurity. Porter's amendment would require a two-thirds vote of both houses to write off a contract. Two Tax Boost Proposals To Get Approval Assembly Committee To Vote Cigarette, Income Tax Increase Adenauer Fears West May Weaken German Position BONN. Germany (UPI>—Chancellor Konrad Adenauer was nagged by fears today the Western powers might weaken West Germany's position in forthcoming negotiations with the Soviet Union. He was reported particularly worried that the Western powers will accept something less than general controlled disarmament— a settlement that might weaken West Germany defensivly. His aides and others who see him regularly said this explains the 83-ycar - old Adenauer's extreme suspicion of and extreme sensitiveness to public statments by other Western leaders or even newspaper interpretations of such statements. Adenauer's suspicions, which have infected many of his advisers and most of the newspapers which normally stay close to his foreign policy line, have caused a series of crises in German British relations. Only this week Adenauer instructed his ambassador in Lon don to determine the truth about reports Britain was some kind of "freeze' considering j on atomic This SACRAMENTO (UPI (-Cigarette and income tax boosts came up today for almost sure committee approval after the administra-] lion swung the key vote. Assemblyman Charles H. Wilson 1 (D-Los Angeles) said he would vote for both measures. A United Press International poll of the Assembly Revenue and Taxation Committee showed that his was the deciding vote. A top Republican leader imme diately charged that the administration of Gov. Edmund G. Brown had wooed the vote by assuring Wilson that one of his constituents would be named to the Disaster Office. Wilson confirmed that the admin istration had promised to make the appointment from two candidates in his district, but he said he had committed his vote for the UVJ tax bills "some time ago. The Republican leader said, however, that Wilson had assured a number of persons as late as Monday night that he was "still on the fence." Anxious For Action Wilson said he had been "anxious to see something done in my district. "I was getting tired of the run around I was having in my district, and 1 told them not to count on me for any more tax bills," he said. "I wouldn't go along any j more unless my district was rec-i Pre-Easter Blizzard Slams Across Plains United Press International A pre - Easter blizzard, one of the worst storms in five years, slammed across the Central Plains! today. It dumped up to 16 inches of s n o w on Western Nebraska, blocked scores of highways and secondary roads in Colorado, Wyoming and Nebraska and forced 40 schools to close in Eastern Colorado. Drifting snow, piled high by 50- mile an hour winds, isolated many communities on the high plains and stranded countless motorists. The snowstorm speared northeastward and heavy snow warnings were posted for Northeast Nebraska, Southern Minnesota and Northwestern Iowa. The Weather Bureau forecast tornadoes, damaging windstorms and severe thunderstorms alon a 160-mile belt stretching from near Maldin, Mo., to 40 miles south of Indianapolis this afternoon. The snowstorm powered out ol t h e Rockies Wednesday unloaded 16 inches of snow on Harrisburg. Neb., 15 inches at Cheyenne, Wyo., and in Northwest- cm Kansas. Two Nebraska safety patrolmen drove Dr. Walter Harvey Jr. behind a snowplow to the Leroy Foil ranch 20 miles south of Scotts bluff early today when the doctor received an emergency call that Mrs. Feil was expecting to give birth to a baby immediately. Drifts blocked four major high ways in Colorado, U. S. 40 east of Denver to Limon, U. S. 24 cast of Colorado Springs to Limon U. S. 6 at Holyoke, Sterling and Wiggins, and U. S. 34 at Yuma and Wray. Bus schedules were cancelled or running late in Colorado and Wyoming, air traffic was up to a half hour behind schedule and Union Pacific Railroad trains were up to two hours behind schedule in Nebraska. ognized.' weapons in central Europe. - „ ^ ^ that a bare ma . might mean West Germany wouldj.^. < of the commiUee _ 9 of the! get none although other Allies would. Wednesday British Ambassador Sir Christopher Steele had to visit Adenauer with a personal le'tcr from British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan to soothe the chancellor's feelings. Adenauer was uneasy before Macmillan went to Moscow. He apparently thought his fears confirmed when the final Moscow communique spoke of "limitation of armed forces' in central Europe. He considers this would apply only to West Germany. Weather LOS ANGELES <UPH—Noon forecast as prepared by the U.S Weather Bureau: A weak weather front brought light showers as far south as Central California today, but caused only variable cloudiness over Southern California. The weather will be mostly sunny Friday over all of Southern California. Gusty winds will accompany the clear weather in the mountains and Mojave Desert area. Temperatures will be slightly warmer. Saturday's outlook indicates! mostly sunny skies and slightly higher temperatures. LOS ANGELES (UPI)-No rain will fall in Southern California on Easter Sunday, but some cloudiness is indicated, the U.S. Weather Bureau said today in a special forecast. The bureau noted the sunrise time was 5:45 a.m. but said it was too early to predict whether it would be cloudy at various bowl services. San Bernardino valley: Clearing tonight Sunny and slightly warmer Friday. March 26, 1S59 Highest 75, Lowest 42 Tomorrow's Sunrise and Sunset 5:43 a.m. — 6:05 p.m. ONE YEAR AGO TODAY Highest 67, Lowest 42 Australia Okays California For Koala Bears CANBERRA. Australia (UPH- 1 The federal government has decided that California is safe for koala bears. Customs officials today approved an export application from Sir Edward Hallstrom to ship six of the bears to the San Francisco and San Diego, Calif., zoos. The officials had made extensive in Legislature's Power Over Schools Tested SAN FRANCISCO (UPI) — The California Supreme Court has agreed to hear arguments over whether the Legislature can use its power to prevent certain text books from being used by public schools. Specifically, the controversy concerns first and second grade readers entitled "Science for Work and Play." and "Science for Here and Now." The Legislature said the books were too simple, unnecessary and hogwash." The hearing (o be held May 5, was requested Wednesday by Attorney General Stanley J. Mask- on behalf of the Board of Education. He asked that Finance Director Burt W. Levit be ordered to fill a S34R.O00 order at the state printing shop. Levit has refused to produce the two books in question despite requests from the board quiries to make sure California . . conditions were suitable for sur- because thev were prohibited in a vival of the koalas. 1958 legislative appropriation. Pope Humbly Washes Feet Of Priests At Ceremony ROME fUPI)—Pop John XXIII commemorated the Holy Thursday rite of the Last Supper today by humbly washing and kissing the right feet of 13 newly ordained priests. Wearing a wide white apron, the pontiff knelt before the ec- clesiasts who had taken places in 13 wooden pews placed in the apse of the basilica of St John in Later an. He then slowly washed the right! foot of each of the priests, who! had been ordained 11 days ago. He was aided by members of the papal court. After washing eachl foot, the Pope carefully wiped it dry with a woolen towel and then kissed it. The students represented the 12 apostles and Christ himself in an ancient tradition which Pope John reinstated for the first time this century. The washing of the feet commemorates that act of humility by Christ himself during the Last Supper, the night before h i s crucifixion. Pope John reinstated (he tradition for the first time this century- Early popes performed the com memoration by washing the feet of 12, the number of the apostles. But at the turn of the sixth cen-| tury, according to a Roman Cath olic tradition. Pope Gregory the Great found a 13th pair of feet before him. He washed them, too, without question, and according to tradition Christ then appeared to the Pontiff in a vision and told him the feet were his own. Since that distant day, up to 1870 when the Italians stormed Rome and placed an end to the temporal power of the popes, popes carried out the hallowed rite listing the number of persons chosen for that honor as "12 plus one." The rite takes place today at the singing of the Vangel inside the magnificent basilica. The priests have been selected by the archpriest of St. John's. BcnedettoJ Cardinal Aloisi Masella, among ecclcsiasts of the basilica itself. Girl Found Unharmed With Mental Patient SACRAMENTO, Calif. (LTD— A 12-year-old girl was found apparently unharmed early today with a former mental patient described as "very dangerous," ending a widespread manhunt in Northern California. A Sacramento County sheriff's deputy said the man, identified as William E. Beckwith. 26. a transient, was being questioned about the rape - murder of Candicc Candy) Rogers, Spokane, Wash., March 6. Deputy Orlyn Knudson said he was told by friends of Beckwith that Beckwith was in Washington t the time Candy disappeared. He came to the Sacramento area March 16, Knudson said. Sometimes he says he was there and sometimes he denies it," Knudson said. The girl was examined early today and sheriff's officers said she had not been sexually molested. Yuba County sheriff's officers found Beckwith and Lois Marhut, of Gardenland near Sacramento, asleep in Bcckwith's car at 2 a.m. today near Marysville. Calif. Officers said the girl and two playmates. Pat Keller. 11. and his sister. Pamela, 9. went with Beckwith in his car Wednesday on his promise to take them swimming, After driving the children to a swimming hole, Beckwith alleged ly told them the water was ton cold and offered to take them for a ride. Officers said he stopped the car near Nicholas, Calif., and told the children he was out of gas. He then ordered Pat and Pamela to remain in the car while he and Lois went for gas, deputies said The Keller youngsters told officers that after a long wait they attempted to follow the pair. When they- left the car, Beckwith and the girl emerged from the road side and drove off without them deputies said. Knudson described Beckwith as "very dangerous" and said during the search "we are very much concerned about the safety of the girl." 17 members—would vote to pass the cigarette tax bill out of the; committee to the assembly floor, j One of these votes said he was "inclined" to vote for both tax bills but still wanted to digest the testimony at the committee hearing before making a final decision. The poll on the income tax increase showed that at least 1! of the members were planning to vote approval of that measure. Appeal To Governor Meanwhile. Assembly Democrats have advised Brown to softpedal personal contacts. with legislators on bills. One person who attended a luncheon meeting with Brown Wednesday said the dozen or so Democrats present advised Brown not to call Wilson and one other Iceislator on pending bills. Here's a rundown on the effect of the two bills Weak Weather Front Brings Cloudiness United Press International A weak weather front brought light showers southward to Cen-| tral Caliornia today, but it caused only variable cloudiness in Southern California. Earlier, the U.S. Weather Bureau said the front would bring showers to the Southern California mountains. However, no precipitation was reported. Late forecasts said high pressure would build up Friday and chase aw-iy the cloudiness. Chiang Offers Aid To Rebels In Tibet KALIMPONG, India (UPI) — Virtually all reports from Tibetjwas uninjured. agreed today Chinese Communist soldiers have put down the Tibetan rebellion in the forbidden city of Lhasa. Accident Occurs In Good Weather Cruise Ship Santa Rosa Steams Slowly Toward New York NEW YORK (UPI)—The cruise ship Santa Rosa sliced into the good weather in the Atlantic early today, nearly cutting the cargo vessel in two. One tanker crewman was killed, three were missing and 16 were injured the Coast Guard said, in the midnight p.s.t. crash 22 miles cast of Atlantic City, N.J. The missing were believed to be an engineer and two oilers. The Coast Guard and shipown­ ers could give no immediate reason for the collision. Both vessels were equipped with radar and the Weather Bureau said there was plght-mile visibility in the area at the time of the collision. A tanker crewman, flown to Atlantic City by Coast Guard helicopter, was pronounced dead on arrival at a hospital. Seventeen other Valchem crewmen were transferred to the Santa Rosa. Three were to be hos- pitalizd in New York, 13 wera treated for minor injuries and one the Coast Guard said. Heads For New York The 20.000-ton Santa Rosa steamed slowly today from the However, most reports reaching scene under her own " power and this Himalayan trading post on| headed for New Yo _ k the Coast the India-Tibet border said rebel Tibetan forces continue the revolt elsewhere in the country. Six Missing On Two Small Planes SEATTLE (UPI) — Planes participated today in an all-out hunt for two small aircraft missing in the Pacific Northwest with six per-' sons aboard. I One plane, carrying four persons, disappeared Wednesday on a flight from Bellingham to Red-! mond, Ore., while the other, with two aboard, has been missing since Monday on a flight to Seattle from Vancouver, Wash. Aboard the Oregon-bound plane were pilot Pat Swcnnonson, a Ferndale, Wash., druggist, his wife, Marie, their daughter. Kathy, and Mrs. Swennonson's sister. The group's final destination Chinese soldiers this morning abandoned their armed cordon around the Indian consulate at Lhasa. This added strength to reports of Communist dominance in the holy Buddhist city, capital of! the Tibetan church-state. The tobacco tax would Ievy| ^^Sacramento. Calif., but Swen nonson was scheduled to stop at The Dalles, Ore., for refuelling. The plane was a single-engine red and white Commanche. The other missing aircraft, a Mooney-mark single-engine type, left Pearson Field in Vancouver Monday morning with Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Armstrong, San Antonio, Tex., aboard. The Armstrongs did not file a flight plan and their absence was not known until Armstrong's partner in San Antonio notified Washington authorities they were missing. three cents a pack on cigarette: and a 15 per cent tax on other tobacco products. This tax is expected to bring in (50 million dollars in new revenue to the state in the next fiscal year. The personal income tax would bring in $60,700,000 in new revenue to the state in the next fiscal year. Two-thirds of this sum would come from persons with annual incomes above $25,000. Married couples with two children and incomes less than $10,300 would pay less income tax. Long Beach Land Sinking Project Voted SACRAMENTO (UPI>—The Lands Commission gave "conditional" approval Wednesday to plans of the city of Long Beach to spend more than four million dollars to stop land sinking in the city's harbor. But the commission specified that the city would have to pick up the tab for most of the projects. Lands Commission approval is necessary if the city wants to recover any of its expenditures from the state under the terms of a law which requires the state to pay one-quarter of the cost of ac tual subsidence projects. Before the cily can collect it must prove the projects were designed only to stop sinking. Copter Flies Out Stricken Teenagers TEMPLE CITY (UPI)-A helicopter flew two teenagers out of a church camp in the San Gabriel Mountains Wednesday after they were stricken with influenza. Fredi Christine Frost, 14. La Ha bra. and Chuck Owens, 17. San Diego were flown out of a Methodist Church camp at Chantry flats by a Sheriff's Aero Squadron 'copter. The youngsters, seriously ill] with 1,04-degree temperatures,' (were brought here for treatment. Air Standards Bill Passes SACRAMENTO (UPI)—A bill authorizing the Department of Public Health to develop stand ards for the quality of air in California was passed Wednesday by the Assembly Committee on Pub lie Health. The bill was introduced by Assemblyman William Byron Rumford (D-Bcrkeley) at the request of Gov. Edmund G. Brown. TAIPEI (UPI >—P r e s i d e n t Chiang Kai-shek said today he would lead his Nationalist Chinese forces against the Communists if the Tibetan rebels carry on their fight. Chiang, in his first statement i Guard said since the anti-Communist revolt broke out in Tibet, said the Nationalists are "making every possible effort" to aid the revolutionary forces. Chiang's declaration followed reports from Nationalist intelligence sources that the insurgents have cut the two mainland routes from Red China to the remote Hi- Guard said. The 25 million dollar vessel, placed in service to the Caribbean area last June, was expected to dock early this evening. A United Press International correspondent, who flew over the collision site, reported the Santa Rosa had the red smokestack and entire after cabin roof of the tanker perched on her bow "like a smoking cigar." The cargo-passenger vessel of the Grace Line carried 512 persons including 247 passengers. A fire in the Santa Rosa's paint locker was extinguished, the Coast malayan kingdom. Chiang addressed his 500-word message to the people of Tibet. "If you remain firm and courageous and if you continue to carry on the fight soon I shall' lead your compatriots, civilian j and military alike, to join forces with you on the mainland and to fight shoulder to shoulder for the 1 successful fulfillment of our sacred mission of national salvation," Chiang said. The 70-year - old generalissimo said "the government of the republic of (Nationalist) China is making every possible effort to give you continuous and effective aid." He did not disclose what the aid was. But key Nationalist officials have been meeting day and night during the past 72 hours to find ways to help the anti-Red uprising. i The Chiang statement came as the London Times, in a dispatch from Kalimpong on the Indian- Tibetan frontier, said the Kashag. Supreme Tibetan Cabinet, had declared itself independent of Chinese communist control. (In New Delhi where the Indian government has reestablished radio contact with the Tibetan capital of Lhasa there was no confirmation of the report, a government spokesman said. Tanker Is Helpless The 10,416 ton tanker, which had been manned by a crew of 39, was unable to move. The rusting, black and red vessel had a 15- foot wide hole going two-thirds of the way through the width of the ship, about three-quarters of the May back. A twisted mass of steel was visible in the hold. Tests Spread Shell Of Radiation Over Earth WASHINGTON (UPI) —The U.S. atomic tests above the South Atlantic last year spread a 100-mile thick shell of deadly radiation over the earth at altitudes of up to 4,000 miles. This was disclosed late Wcdncs day when the W T hite House released a 2.400-word report giving the first details on scientific results of the high-altitude Argus er.periment. Dr. Herbert York, research director for the Defense Department,; said the strongest part of the shell compared in intensity with the na- ( tural radiation zones in space named after Dr. James A. Van Allen of the University of Iowa. He told reporters at a White House news conference that bigger bombs would have created a co- respondingly bigger and more intense zone of radiation. Military details were kept out of the White House report, and York refused to discuss the explosions' effect on such things as radio communications, missile electronic equipment, and radar early warning systems. But the shots caused artificial auroral displays, which are known to accompany natural electronic disturbances which disrupt communications. Lower altitude but more powerful H-bomb tests in the Pacific a few weeks before the Argus project blacked out radio communications for hundreds of miles. In the Argus experiment, kept secret until last week, three small atomic bombs were exploded more than 300 miles above the U. S. missile ship Norton Sound in the South Atlantic Aug. 27, Aug. 30, and Sept. 6. The Heron Steamship Co. of New York, owner of the Valchem. said it was unable to contact the tanker. "The wireless and radio-telephone are out," a spokesman said. The tugboat Cynthia Moran was due to reach the Valchem in early afternoon in an attempt to tow her to New York. The Santa Rosa had been due in New York this morning after a regular passenger-cargo run that took her to The Netherlands West Indies. Venezuela. Jamaica. Nassau and Port Everglades, Fla. Passengers on deck, spotted from the helicopter, wore life jackets. Some lounged in deck chairs, waving at aircraft. No injuries were reported aboard the Santa Rosa, the Coast Guard said. U.S. Could Blackout Radio, Radar In Moscow WASHINGTON (UPI)— A Defense Department spokesman said today that last year's high-altitude Argus tests show the feasibility of causing a total—but temporary—"blackout" of all radio and radar in the .Moscow area. Roy W. Johnson, director of the Defense Department's Advanced Research Projects Agency, said this could be done, in theory, by setting off .high altitude nuclear shots over the Indian Ocean. He quickly added that Russia, presumably by space-shots in other areas, could produce a similar blackout in the United States. Johnson cautiously discussed the implications of the Argus tests in testimony befprc a Senate space subcommittee. He prefaced his comments with the comment that the full military "impact" of the tests is not known. Some of the conclusions drawn may have to be changed, he said. The United States late last summer exploded three small atomic bombs more than 300 miles above the South Ailantic. The tests spread a temporary 100- mile thick shell of deadly radiation above the earth at altitudes of up to 4,000 miles.

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