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'rfacfe 74th Year Phone 793-3221 REDLANDS, CALIFORNIA, SATURDAY, JANUARY 25, 1964 $1.50 Per Month Ten Pages 10 Cents Echo 2 circling earth as U.S. space ambassador MONK BLESSES SHIPS - Baksha Sangje Menkov, Buddhist monk, rings the bell of blessing over the former U. S. Navy Minesweepers USS Serene and USS Shelter at commissioning ceremonies in Philadelphia which saw the ships turned over to the Republic of Vietnam for use in its war against the Communists. Vietnamese crews took over at the Navy yard transfer. The World War II shops were renamed the 'Nhut-Tao" and "Chi Linh." (UPI Telephoto) Missile stage blows up in Sacramento test CAPE KENNEDY (UPI) —A missile assembly similar to the second stage of a mighty Sa turn rocket set for its first orb ital launch Monday blew up Friday during preparations for a routine test at Sacramento, Calif., the space agency said today. A space agency spokesman said fueling for Monday's shot here was being delayed until the cause of the West Coast explosion could be determined. Monday's shot will be the first flight test of the hydrogen- fueled Saturn second stage, called "S-4." "Immediate evaluation did not indicate whether the launch of the Saturn SA-5. scheduled for Monday. Jan. 27, would be affected," the National Aero nautics and Space Administra tion (NASA) said in a state ment. The stage that exploded was a full scale vehicle used only for static tests. Kennedy confers with British leaders U.S. supports presence of British in Borneo Rumford case hearing ends LOS ANGELES (UPI) — The state Fair Employment Practices Commission (FEPC) Friday took under advisement the first challenge to the Rumford Housing Act, and a ruling is expected within 30 days. Hearing officer Paul A. Winton asked both sides in the dispute over a Negro couple's right to rent an apartment in the San Fernando Valley to submit briefs of their positions. Weather • Rcdlands Weather Today (11 a.m. Reading) Highest 61, Lowest 35 One Year Ago Highest 54, Lowest 43 Tomorrow's Sunrise and Sunset 6:50 a.m. — 5:14 p.m. San Bernardino Valley: Mostly sunny today and Sunday but increasing cloudiness Sunday. Slightly warmer today with high 60-65. Lows tonight 30-38. U.S. Weathtr Burtau Southern California: Mostly sunny today and Sunday but some increase in cloudiness Sunday. Slightly warmer today. Temperatures and precipitation for the 24-hour period ended at 4 a.m.: High Low Precip. Boston 48 36 Chicago 60 21 25 Denver 32 25 Detroit 51 28 .47 Fairbanks -17 -22 Fort Worth 60 29 Helena 21 18 .05 Honolulu 81 72 Kansas City 39 29 Las Vegas 47 28 Los Angeles 62 48 Minneapolis 31 6 New York 52 47 .21 Oklahoma City 49 28 Palm Springs 65 34 Sacramento 54 42 Salt Lake City 25 20 San Francisco 52 47 Seattle 48 43 1.33 Washington 56 46 .28 LONDON (UPI)—The United States fully supports the presence of British troops in the Borneo territories of Malaysia, authoritative American sources said today. The sources strongly denied a British press report that Attorney General Robert Kennedy, currently here for talks with British officials after a troubleshooting tour of the Far East, planned to ask Britain to reduce its forces in Borneo. They said Kennedy had no such plans and the question has never come up. not even during Kennedy's long discussions with Indonesian President Sukarno. The United States, the sources said, welcomes the presence of the troops and believes either British or international forces helped to lessen the chances of a war spreading in the area because of Sukar­ no's policy of "confrontation" and "smash Malaysia." Kennedy took several hours out from his diplomatic discussions today to fly to Chatsworth House, the Derbyshire home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, and visit the graves of his sister, Kathleen, and her husband, the Marquis of Hartington. The Marquis was killed during World War II and Kathleen Kennedy died in an air crash in 1947. Kennedy arrived in Britain Friday to be met by an offi­ cially pleased government over (he cease-fire arrangement be tween Indonesia, which has been filtering guerrilla troops into the Borneo jungles, and .Malaysia, the newiy created federation of former British territories. But behind - the - scenes skepticism about the results of Kennedy's efforts has been almost constant. Diplomatic sources reported uneasiness about Sukarno's plans. After Kennedy left Jakarta the unpredictable Indonesian leader said he must "smash Malaysia." Kennedy conferred Friday night with Foreign Secretary R.A. Butler. Lucy Johnson does twist with 50 other teen-agers ROCHESTER, Minn. (UP1)- Lucy Baines Johnson, the 16 year-old daughter of President Johnson, talked and danced the twist with about 50 other teenagers Friday night. Miss Johnson, enjoying a be tween - semester outing with her University of Wisconsin freshman boyfriend, was guest of honor at a large party at the home of Dr. A. E. Banner. Lucy and her "date," Jack Olson, IS, planned to go up to his family home at tiny Maiden Rock, Wis., north of here to day, return to Rochester tonight and then leave Sunday. Miss Johnson is due back at school in Washington, D. C. Monday. Secret Service men sealed off the roads leading to the Banner home, in the fashionable Sunny Slopes residential district, and insured the 40 to 50 teenagers complete privacy for the party. I Dr. Banner said the party, in I spired by his daughter, Susan. 'l6, a high school senior, "was a simple homey affair" during which the teen-agers danced to records "many of which they brought themselves, drank soft drinks and talked." He said some twist dance music filtered through the house, but he admitted he purposely stayed away from the party room. "We are trying to extend the same courtesy and hospitality we would at any other time," the doctor said. Democrats to make decision on Senate race LOS ANGELES (UPI) — The subject of Sen. Clair Engle's health came before party chieftains today in a closed door session designed to see if he's physically able to run for reelection. The decision could mean life or death to the 52-year-old Democrat's political future. It will be pronounced by the approximately 100 members of California's Democratic party executive committee. Every indication in advance was that they would say no. Gum might help GLASGOW, Scotland (UPI)— William Watson, 37, accused of trying to break into a pub, was ordered Friday to report to the police for a "breath test" every Friday and Saturday night for three years after he promised a skeptical judge he would give J up drinking. Excited husband crashes into lamp post MANCHESTER, Eng. (UPI) —Mrs. Kathryn Burgess, expecting a baby, woke her husband Friday night and said she thought the time had come. Tom Burgess leaped out of bed, dressed, dashed outside to call an ambulance, and ran into a lamp post. A pass ing motorist drove the dazed, bleeding and black-eyed husband to a police station and an ambulance took him to the hospital. Back home, Mrs. Burgess found it was a false alarm and said the baby wasn't due for another two weeks. Co-founder of Tujunga dies BURBANK (UPI) -John O- Brennan Bodkin, co-founder and mayor of Tujunga before it was annexed to Los Angeles, died Friday. He was 86. Bodkin, born in San Dimas, founded Tujunga with the late John Steven McGroarty, California poet laureate. His father started the Los Angeles Tidings, a Catholic publication, and Bodkin served as its managing editor before joining the Los Angeles Times classified advertising department. Bodkin also was a Federal Bankruptcy Court appraiser for 40 years. Major overhaul of narcotics laws urged WASHINGTON (UPI) — A presidential advisory commission has urged a major overhaul of federal narcotics laws with tight new controls over tranquilizers, pep pills and other drugs which may have mind- destroying potential. The commission also recommended, in effect, that the Treasury Department's Bureau of Narcotics be disbanded and its enforcement ane regulatory duties be divided between the Justice Department and the Department of Health, Education and Welfare. Another recommendation called for modification of present laws providing mandatory prison sentences without parole for all types of narcotics offenders. The commission urged that federal courts be given discretion in sentencing such offenders, so that addicts and small-time peddlers might be treated differently from "hardened criminals" who reap huge profits from the illicit drug traffic. The proposals, which are sure to stir controversy in and out of Congress, were submitted to the White House Friday by the seven-member advisory commission created by the late President John F. Kennedy in September 1962. The com mission was headed by E. Barret Prettyman, former chief judge of the U. S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. VANDENBERG AFB, Calif. (UPI)—Echo 2, mankind's largest satellite, began circling the earth today as a "space ambassador" heralding a cooperative venture of the United States and Russia. The 13 - story balloon was rocketed into the heavens atop an Air Force Thor-Agena two- stage missile from this Pacific Coast base at 5:59 a.m. PST and an hour later was relaying television pictures to a ground station at Pretoria, South Africa. 'It's right on the money, both stages fired on the button," a scientist exclaimed as the gleaming white rocket roared into the clear sky on a pillar of flame. Just 53 minutes later the rocket injected toward orbit the cannister in its nose cone that contained the compacted balloon nicknamed a "Satelloon." A chemical in the huge envelope then began the task of inflating the balloon as it whirl ed around the globe and the development was transmitted to earth by a television camera in the final rocket stage. Four hours after launch the Space Agency announced that the orbiting satellite was fully inflated and that the silvery sphere had been sighted at Fairbanks, Alaska, as it passed overhead on its first circle of the earth. Scientists called the space craft a "completely peaceful device." which it has hoped would be a step toward discouraging an arms, race in space between the world's two major powers. The two nations planned to use the device to conduct scientific experiments and to communicate with each other in their first joint space venture. Officials said the firing appeared to be highly successful. The booster rocket rose straight up with a thunderous roar on takeoff and then nosed into an azimuth of 172 degrees and straked into orbit. It also was expected to be seen "by more persons than any man-made object in the history of the world" — its shiny plastic and aluminum Visible here tonight VANDENBERG AFB (UPI)— Echo 2. the balloon launched today as mankind's largest satellite, will be seen today over Southern California. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration said Echo 2 should be visible between 66:15 p.m. as it passes in a south to north direction but bearing slightly easterly. Echo I, launched August 12. 1960 from Cape Canaveral, continues in orbit and its current passes over this part of the earth occur in the second half of each night. skin making it appear in the sky like a bright star. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) said that "at one time or another it could be seen by everyone on earth." NASA added that for the first time since the dawn of the space age. U. S. and Soviet scientists would talk to each other via a satellite. The world's two leading space powers also planned to communicate by bouncing radio signals off Echo 2's highly reflective surface, called "mirror in the sky." and track it with radar. VANDENBERG AFB (UPI)— Echo 2 is in a near polar orbit swinging out as far as 816 statute miles and coming within 642 miles of the earth at its closest point, project engineers said today. The satellite circles the earth once every hour and nine minutes, and its orbit is very close to the programmed path. • British fight to quell uprisings in Africa DAR-ESSALAAM, Tanganyika (UPI)—British forces fought sharp, bitter battles with native forces today as they put down uprisings in Tanganyika, Uganda and Kenya in the latest flareup of African violence. A force of 500 Royal Marine commandos invaded Dar - es- Salaam this morning at the invitation of the Tanganyikan government to crush a new mutiny in the native army. The commandos captured the city's Colito baracks, killed three mutinous Tanganyikan soldiers, took 200 prisoners and pursued 200 others who fled into the bush. In Uganda, British troops put down a "disturbance" at the army baracks in Jinja, which had been the scene of a native army mutiny earlier this week. In Kenya, British troops fought a nightlong battle with a group of about 150 African troops at the Kenyan army camp at Lanet. and finally put down the mutiny this morning. One African soldier was killed. There was no report of any British casualties in any of the actions. Johnson message WASHINGTON (UPI)—President Johnson said in a message to Patriarch Athenagoris I Friday that Americans of every religion were "deeply impressed by the spirit of brotherhood" in the Orthodox leader's meeting with Pope Paul VI in Jerusalem. The patriarch replied that he and the Pope "were both equally moved by this meeting and the worldwide approval it received." $3.8 million damages for ship collision WILMINGTON, Del. (UPI) — Damages totaling more than $3.8 million were awarded Friday to 44 persons injured and the survivors of three killed in a collision of two ships in the Delaware River in 1957. The damages, one of the largest amounts in marine history, were assessed by U.S. Commissioner Henry M. Canby under a ruling by Federal Judge Caleb R. Layton, 3rd, in 1959. The survivors of seven other persons killed in the collision of the Liberian freighter. S.S. Elna, and the tanker U.S.N.S. Mission San Francisco, made separate settlements earlier. Defendants in the case were the U.S. Government, which chartered the tanker; Mathiasen's Tanker Industries of Philadelphia, which owned the tanker, and the owners of the Elna. Speaks in LA. Kennedys to stay in public life Ted says LOS ANGELES (UPI) —Sen. Edward M. Kennedy. D-Mass.. embarking on his first day of political stumping since his brother's assassination, put his family on record today as ready to work for the election of President Johnson in November. "I am sure," said the youthful senator upon arrival here Friday, "the Kennedy family will continue to do everything possible to carry forward the ideals of my brother. It is even more important now that we continue to work for these ideals." Johnson is carrying out these ideals, Kennedy said. Kennedy came to Southern California to give political support to a Virginia law school roommate, John V. Tunney, 29- year-old son of ex-heavyweight boxing champion Gene Tunney. The younger Tunney is after the Congressional seat now held by Patrick Martin. Kennedy was an old hand at politics—Rep. Charles Halleck, House Republican minority leader—to compete with in Riverside, where Halleck spoke Friday night in a fund - raising dinner for Martin. Kennedy spent Friday night at the ocean - front home of sister Patricia Lawford. A private gathering was held at the home in Santa Monica today to raise funds for the Kennedy Library project. He was then scheduled to address a luncheon meeting of the California Democratic State Central Committee in Los Angeles. In that address prepared for noon (PST) delivery, he told the committee his family was staying in public life: "Many people have wondered whether...t h e Kennedys intend to stay in public life. The answer is—as long as there is a job to do, we intend to do it. We intend to devote ourselves to the achievement of the principles and programs for which the President lived and to the eradication of the hatred and extremism that took him away." He didn't miss the Republican Party in his remarks. "There is considerable doubt where the Republicans stand," he said. "For example, even today their Presidential candidates are engaged in a debate over whether the poor arc wick ed—a question I thought had been resolved at the time of Oliver Twist." Feather River leaders ask for clarification SAN FRANCISCO (UPI)—The board of directors of the Feather River Project Association (FRPA), meeting in San Francisco, Friday urged the state to clarify its comments on the controversial Pacific Southwest Water Plan "to protect the interests of the people of California." The FRPA board of directors, adopting a statement of principles on the Federal Pacific Southwest Water Plan and comments on the state, said failure to clarify would: The plan, the FRPA pointed out, must provide the following guarantees in order to be "in the best interests of the people of California: —California's right to not less than 4.4 million acre - feet of Colorado River water — to be prior and superior to the rights to set water for new water development projects in the lower Colorado River Basin. Any exchange of water for the 4.4 million from other sources must be approved by the water authorities in the state having rights ihereto —Equitable apportionment of Result in the federalization | '«e regional funds and benefits, Quarter system adopted for state colleges SAN FRANCISCO (UPI)—The Board of Trustees for California Colleges today adopted the quarter system for the 18 campuses of the state college system. Previously the board had indicated it favored the quarter system over the semester system now in effect. The board also approved three of the committee recommendations made Thursday. They included work on tower hall on the San Jose State College campus, changing the name of Los Angeles State College of Applied Arts and Sciences to the California State College of Los Angeles and acquisition of 200 acres of land for a school at Palos Verdes. of the state water program and federal control of the state's unappropriated water resources, including state water filings so essential to the state program as presented by the governor and approved by the people.' Rockefeller back in N.Y. NEW YORK (UPI) — Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller was back in his home state today, fresh from a rousing welcome in New Hampshire where he alternated between shaking hands and criticizing Senator Barry Goldwater. Senator Goldwater, the governor's announced rival for the GOP presidential nomination, was the primary target of Rockefeller's attacks Friday. The governor, accompanied for the first time since he declared his candidacy by his wife "Happy," was jubilant as] crowds formed to greet him in Laconia and Concord and smaller towns such as Tilton and Franklin, N.H. Observers noted that the turnout in Laconia far exceeded that for Goldwater two nights earlier. repayment of costs of each proj ect should be based on the same repayment formula. —There should be no integration of the state water program with the plan. State water and power development must remain separate and without federal control. Federal projects can* not be super - imposed, conflict with, or impede the state program. Johnson has had his say in Baker case WASHINGTON (UPI) —President Johnson declared today that he has "said what I'm going to say" about the Robert G. (Bobby) Baker case. At an impromptu news conference, the President shrugged off Republican criticism of his acceptance of a S580 stereo phonograph which an insurance salesman who wrote a S200,000 policy on Johnson's life said he purchased at Baker's request. "I have learned to expect Republican criticism," Johnson told reporters in saying that he would not comment about some GOP charges that the stereo set was no different from vicuna coats or deep freezes accepted by some people in past administrations. Johnson was asked if the Senate Rules Committee investigation of his former aide's business dealings showed any signs that government ethics had been violated. "This is a matter the Senate is working on," Johnson replied. "I told you the other day about two of the matters which have created some interest. I have said what I'm going to say." Goldwater now official N.H. candidate CONCORD, N.H. (UPI)-Sen. Barry Goldwater became an official candidate in the New Hampshire presidential primary today by virtue of taking no action. A Goldwater supporter filed the senator's name with Secretary of State Robert L. Stack Jan. 15. Goldwater had 10 days within which to withdraw his name if he did not wish to be a candidate. He didn't withdraw it. New York Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller, the only Republican who has been campaigning actively against Goldwater, filed Friday in person. Quote of Day WASHINGTON — President Johnson urging passage of the $11.5 billion tax cut bill: Each day's delay in the passage of this bill withholds from our economic bloodstream $30 million that could be pumped —State water rights required into the economy daily by low- for the state program must be ering withholding rates from 18 assured. per cent to 14 per cent." 25 planes search for life raft in Pacific HONOLULU (UPI) — Air Force officials sent 25 planes aloft at dawn today to continue scanning a large plot of the Pacific Ocean for some trace of a life raft carrying a man. An Air Force spokesman said he still was "hopeful" the raft would be found. It was sighted Wednesday by an Air Force plane about 1,100 miles west of Hawaii, in the same area that a C124 Globemaster disappeared with nine men aboard New Year's Day on a flight from Wake Island to Hawaii. A fleet of 21 military planes criss - crossed a 48,000 square mile area without sighting the raft. Today's search will cover the same area of ocean, but will move 35 miles west to take account of drift. The plane that reported sighting the orange colored raft was a Globemaster flying from Hawaii to Wake Island. Crewmen said the man aboard the raft appeared to be waving at them.

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