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'Dailn Fa cts 74th Year Phone 793-3221 REDLANDS, CALIFORNIA, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 1964 $1.50 Per Month Fourteen Pages 10 Cents Johnson wins round in his fax cut WASHINGTON (UPI) — The Senate handed President Johnson a first-round victory on the $11.6 billion tax cut bill today by voting to eliminate a provision opposed by the administration. It would have provided I more liberal capital gains' treatment on certain profits. j The vote upheld the tax writ- 1 ing Finance Committee which! had stripped from the House j version of the bill a provision! liberalizing tax benefits en-j joyed by some persons who; profit from the sale of stocks[ or property. j Treasury officials had campaigned vigorously against the House provision, calling it an "unwarranted" $260 million benefit for the wealthy. Under prodding by President Johnson, the finance group struck it out and the Senate affirmed this! decision in today's vote. The vote came as the Senate launched a drive to complete work on the administration "must" measure by Friday or Saturday. The disputed feature would have lowered the already favorable capital gains tax. It would have permitted a person j GAINESVILLE. Fla. (UPI) holding securities or propertyj_ A |[ 10 pers0 ns aboard were Oswald's widow before president's commission WASHINGTON (UPI) —Marina Oswald, widow of the man accused of killing President Kennedy, appeared today before the presidential commission investigating the assassination. The petite widow, wearing a black coat but no hat, was escorted by Secret Service agents through a back door of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Building where the seven-man commission has its hearing room and offices. District of Columbia police stood watch outside. Chief Justice Earl Warren, chairman of the commission, walked to the building from his chambers across the street. The Supreme Court now is in j a four-week recess. | Mrs. Oswald's lawyer said! she will spend "three or four days" telling the commission! in private about Lee Harvey i Oswald's activities before Nov. | 22. j Secrecy cloaked Mrs. Os- j wald's departure from Dallas, and arrival in Washington Sun-j day night by jet airliner. It was not disclosed where she is staying while in Washington. The 22-year-old Russian-born woman was accompanied by her 2-year-old daughter, June Lee; her business adviser, James Martin, and attorney John Thorne. Only last week, Mrs. Oswald told television interviewers that she was convinced that her late | husband killed Kennedy. | "I don't want to believe, but | I have too much facts and facts! tell me Lee shot Kennedy," she said in halting English. J. Lee Rankin, chief counsel for the commission, was expected to conduct the questioning of Mrs. Oswald. Her attorney is entitled to question her to clarify any testimony. The questioning was expected to cover her husband's alleged purchase of the Italian rifle used to kill Kennedy and wound Texas Gov. John B. Connally. Mrs. Oswald also will be asked to relate if her husband had any pronounced feelings about the late President in hopes of establishing some motive for the assassination. The commission has stressed that it hopes to end all rumors connected with the assassination. Along this line. Mrs. Oswald probably will be asked if her husband had any connection with nightclub owner Jack Ruby, who shot Oswald to death. Mrs. Oswald met her husband while he worked in Russia after defecting from the United States. When he returned, the State Department arranged to lend enough money to pay for both their fares to the United States. 10 killed in shuttle plane crash in Florida killed today when a shuttle air liner crashed and burned on Gainesville 260,000 students in New York school boycott NEW YORK (UPI)—Aproxi- mately 260,000 public school students peacefully boycotted the nation's largest school system today in an anti-segregation demonstration that integration WHY DIDNT THEY WORK? — The heartbreaking mystery ot Jet Propulsion laboratory in Pasadena today was why the six television cameras failed to operate yesterdoy morning as the Ranger 6 spacecraft approached the Moon in excellent position and then impacted, in this picture taken at Cape Kennedy before launch JPL engineers were checking out cameras that were supposed to transmit pictures back to the Goldstone station on the Mojave desert north of Barstow. (NASA photo via UPI) Scientists disappointed with Ranger's TV failure for two years to pay a tax on only 40 per cent of his sale profits, or a top tax rate of 21 j takeoff from the per cent. i Municipal Airport. This compares with present! The Federal Aviation Agency|}Vrce7¥aHcd"as"a'succMS and law of 50 per cent taxable sa j ( i the pilot and nine passen-!, he Board of Educat j on ,i e . gains, or a top rate of 25 per: gcrs 0 f the twin-engine Beech- SC ribcd as a fizzle cc " t - „ ,. . ,. ,! craft . wcrc , "-aPPfd. the Most of , hc stay . at . nome s Hence, the action meant that,fi ammg wreckage of bouth Ccn- N and pucrt0 Rj . |existing capital gains ratesjtral Airlines' Flight 510 when | would be retained, but the two-jjt crashed moments after I year provision liberalizing themjt ak j n g 0 ff ( 0 r Jacksonville, i even further would be elimi-j Eyewitnesses said the plane nated. ] reached an altitude of about After the capital gains skir-J200 feet, veered sharply to the mish. other fights loomed; left, and plunged back to the ahead over excise tax reduc-' tions, tax relief for college ex EDITOR'S NOTE — When America's Ranger 6 reached the moon but failed to send back television pictures, the Weather Redlands Weather Today Highest 70, Lowest 37 Sunday Highest 77, Lowest 41 Saturday Highest 78, Lowest 42 One Year Ago Highest 90, Lowest 50 Tomorrow's Sunrise and Sunset 6:45 a.m. — 5:22 p.m. No smog, allowable burning. San Bernardino Valley: Sunny Tuesday. Strong gusty northeast winds 30-50 mph with blowing dust and sand below canyons early tonight, decreasing late tonight and Tuesday. Cooler tonight. Lows 30-3S. Not so cool Tuesday. U.S. Weather Bureau Noon Forecast- Skies will remain sunny this afternoon and generally clear and sunny Tuesday throughout Southern California. The Santa Ana wind condition is tapering off and further weakening is expected later today and tonight. Temperatures will run a little cooler in most areas today especially in the inland regions. It will be cooler in most areas tonight especially in areas that were windy Sunday night. The outlook for Wednesday indicates sunny at first but probable increasing clouds during the day. The lowest temperature tonight at coldest fruit-frost key­ stations in Southern California will be 27 degrees over low- ground. Five Day Forecast Continued dry weather with temperatures near or slightly above normal. Temperatures and precipitation for the 24-hour period ended at A a.m. .16 initial joy of scientists turned to disappointment. UPI Science Writer Joseph L. Myler, who stood watch with them through Saturday night, reports their reactions. WASHINGTON (UPI) — More than 100 persons had gathered at the Washington headquarters of the National Aeronautics andj Space Administration to followl the progress of Ranger-6'sj flight. | They were linked by direct j jwirc with the Jet Propolsion | Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., (control center for the flight, where more than 200 persons were on hand for the historic occasion. Ranger's launch from Cape Kennedy, Fla., had been nearly as perfect as anyone could wish. Since the launch at 10:49 a.m., EST Thursday everything had gone beautifully. A mid-course correction maneuver, executed at 3:57 a.m., EST Friday had put the spacecraft in a near-perfect trajectory. No further course corec- tion would be necessary. Ranger-6 seemed certain to redeem five consecutive failures in the $152 million Ranger j program and, with its six | television cameras, get history's first close up picture of the moon. Smooth Flight In the final phase of Ranger's' plunge to the moon, every- j thing still was working perfectly. The tracking station atj Goldstone, Calif., was locked onto the spacecraft and its ra-l dio signal was coming in strong! and clear. Ranger carried two independent video camera systems. They were supposed to go into a five-minute warmup period 19 and 16 minutes before impact and, in the final 10 minutes and H gh Low P Boston 39 15 Chicago 35 29 Cincinnati 47 20 Denver 40 17 Fairbanks 30 4 Fort Worth 66 — Helena 35 13 Honolulu SI 71 Kansas City 60 41 Las Vegas 57 37 Los Angeles 74 47 Minneapolis 29 13 New York 44 20 Oklahoma City 64 41 Palm Springs 77 40 Phoenix 70 43 Sacramento 65 3S Salt Lake City- 32 3 San Francisco 65 53 Seattle 49 33 Washington 50 27 .07 the last 900 miles of the mission, take 3,000 photographs of the moon's surface. The loudspeaker voice from Pasadena said indications were that the cameras went into the warmup phase all right. Gold stone would soon be receiving pictures. But at impact minus 12 min utes (4:12 a.m. EST) the voice reported "no indication" that the cameras had gone from warmup to picture taking. At 4:13 a.m., "as yet no video." At 4:19 a.m., 5'h minutes before impact, "still no video." At impact minus 4 minutes, then 3'i, 2, ll=, 1, "still no video." At 30 seconds before impact, "still no video." No Video Impact time was only a few tenths of a second off the calculated moment. But—"still no video." By then what happened seemed almost incredible. At the climax two separate camera banks, each with two separate turn-on systems, had failed simultaneously. There were four chances that at least one of the television systems would work. Neither did. Dr. Robert C. Seamans Jr., associate administrator of the space agency, said it will take "a lot of detective work" to discover the cause of the television failure. Since last-moment emergency "commands" from Goldstone produced no results, it might be that the fault lies in the master switch aboard the spacecraft through which ground controllers routed their radio orders. Three launches, all scheduled for 1964, are left in the Ranger Project to map potential landing places for the Apollo astronauts. Ranger-7 is set to go up in a month. penscs. tax benefits for pipeline companies and host of other skirmishes over amendments. runway. The dead were not immediately identified. Authorities roped off the area and kept newsmen away until federal officials could get to the scene. Snowstorm closes <° ^"""-^ Anne Rowell, an airport em- Hi oh way 66 in p °" ^ • * * like maybe the pilot tried to Cmithufoct takc 100 stecp of an ansIe - JUUIIITTCJI "AS soon as it hit, the gasoline started spilling and the By United Press International flames shot up." A snow storm breeding in the Mrs. Rowell and several Southwest stalled hundreds of j others rushed to the plane in cars in Arizona today and!a limousine and tried to aid the spread eastward into the Mid- 1 trapped victims but it was too die West. Hate. Weather bureau issued hazar-j "We tried to open the door but it was locked from the inside," she said. "We saw two men, one at the door. Both bodies were burning." South Central, headquartered at Ocala, Fla., flies about 13 planes out of Gainesville daily. can students, but some white students also observed picket 'lines that marched at one-third of the city's schools. Negroes and Puerto Ricans account for one half of the city's one million public school students. Bayard Rustin. one of the boycott organizers and chairman of the Freedom March on Washington, last summer said be considered the boycott a success because more than 50 per cent of the Negro and Puerto Rican students took part. But James B. Donovan, president of the Board of Education, told reporters: "Thus far I think the boycott has been a fizzle." All of the city's schools re mained open, although some dous driving warnings for Arizona, Northwest Texas and Western Oklahoma and heavy snow warnings for parts of Eastern New Mexico and Northwest Texas. The snows closed U. S. 66 cast of Albuquerque. N.M., and U. S. 60 west of Socorro. The New Mexico state police reported 150 cars stalled in Tijeras Canyon on U. S. 66 just east of Albuquerque and a total of 250 cars mired in the snow- between Albuquerque and the Texas line. The state police discouraged all traffic east of Albuquerbue. Five inches of new snow was measured at both Grants and Santa Fe and Socorro had sis inches. On the western edge of the! storm belt, North Loup, Neb., measured eight inches of snow. In Kansas, a Continental Trail- ways bus bound from Kansas City to Denver slipped off an icy highway and overturned, injuring seven persons. ' The Weather Bureau said snow would fall from the eastern border of Arizona and'New Mexico northeastward into Western Iowa. Gales battered Southern California deserts and mountains Makarios urged to accept NATO LONDON (UPI) — Cyprus President Archbishop Makarios was under strong pressure from the United States and Britain today to accept a NATO peace force as a means of preventing civil war in his country. (In Nicosia, capital of Cyprus, thousands of Greek Cypriot students demonstrated against a NATO peace force and were told by President Makarios "your feelings are shared by the government." (The students, shouting "no NATO", "we won't have foreign intervention", and "down with black mai 1 and threats" marched past the U.S. Embassy „ ... .and U.S. information office and week for alleged participation j on t0 , he house of represcn t a . in the wartime killings of Jcwsl tives where Makari0 s addressed Erhard's security chief hangs himself in prison BONN, Germany (UPI)— Ewald Peters, chief of Chancel-: lor Ludwig Erhard's security; guards who was arrested as a suspected war criminal, hanged himself in his jail cell today. Peters was arrested last in German-occupied Russia He had just returned from Rome, where he had managed the security arrangements for Erhard's official visit. them briefly.) Makarios was expected to answer the Anglo-American proposal some time today. In. , .formed sources said he might He had also taken care of se-| offer count er.proposals on how curity for Erhard s trip toi to keep pcace bctween thc Texas in December to confer| Greek and Turkjsh c riot com .| with President Johnson munities in Cyprus. I Peters. 49, committed suicide 1 had less than 100 students in'further demonstrations to ter- attendancc. minate segregation in schools, Donovan charged that many housing and jobs, of the stay-at-homes were vie- "This protest is only the top tims of a "regular campaign of the iceberg." Rustin said, of intimidation" on the part; As many as 20 pickets were of boycott leaders. He said the!posted at several Manhattan demonstration was a "highly;schools by 6:30 a.m.. thc hour irresponsible way of demon-civil rights leaders designated strating dissatisfaction" with;for the start of picketing at thc board's latest plan to clim-jmore than half of thc city's 840 inate de facto segregation in!public schools, schools with high concentra-j Organizers of thc one-day tions of colored students. | protest urged parents of New Thc boycott apcarcd to be!York's one-million public school most effective in schools with heavy Negro and Puerto Rican enrollments, especially in Harlem and the Bedford - Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn. Manj white children also stayed away from their school desks and some parents said they kept their children home because they feared trouble There are 500,000 white children in the school system but there was no immediate estimate of how many observed the boycott picket lines. However, police reported few- incidents at the 200 of the city's 840 public schools which were picketed by students, parents and some teachers. Ap- roximately 1,100 persons were on the picket lines. children to keep the youngsters out of class today in support of demands for quick desegregation of the schools. The picketing, boycott and demonstrations could develop into the nation's biggest protest against de facto school segregation — racial imbalance caused by housing patterns and other social factors, rather than by law. Special targets of the boycott and picketing were the 168 schools with 90 per cent or more Negro or Puerto Rican students and another 100 schools with at least 50 per cent non-white enrollment. Nearly one-half of the public school poulation is Negro and Puerto Rican. It was a bitter 20 degrees Rustin said response to the wBh wind gusts up t0 32 miles boycott was so encouraging! an hour when the {irst pickcts that integrations would planj joined police guards at many Knowland says same issues face nation FRESNO (UPI)—Former Sen. William F. Knowland said Saturday night the issues facing America have not been changed because of the "shocking and tragic" assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The basic issues, he said are still the concentration of power in Washington and the executive branch at the expense of the states and the Congress. schools before dawn. Picketing of school buildings was scheduled to end before noon. Mass demonstrations then were planned at city hall, the Board of Education headquarters in Brooklyn and at the Manhattan office of New York Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller. Leaders of the boycott warned the days protest would be followed by others, including a possible protracted boycott, if the school system's integration plan is not widened and speeded up. Planners of today's demonstration, which has the support 'Continued on page 2) Coast Guard nabs Cubans fishing in U.S. waters KEY WEST. Fla. (UPI) —.Cuban boats began the six-hour Coast Guard cutters herded four impounded Cuban fishing boats toward this American harbor today for detailed questioning on why they were fishing in U.S. territorial waters. voyage here at about 6 a.m. (EST). Agents from several federal branches waited at Key West to question the Cubans about what they were doing in U.S. by knotting together bedshcets 1 ^"!^ unpre^n^nted ^NATol The Coast Guard announced atj wa ters. Sunday and dense fog clogged j an d hanging himself in his cell forcc wnichPwou , d incIude 2 .oooi Im ! ddaly ^^IC^rtruV ^ Coast Guartl here said U coastal areas. It was predicted,;,, the Bonn county jail, official;,- s . b t imm 'late start from the Dp Tortii-j rcceived no rcports on whe thcr the high winds would hold 'sources said. 1 P arM uhprp ,hp r " han »™at s l.. . . .. .. ,. High winds buffet most of Southern California LOS ANGELES (UPI)-High winds buffeted Southern California Sunday from the desert to thc coast. Treacherous waves swept 11 fishermen out to sea and drowned at least one person. Winds 20 - 30 knots were expected today in coastal regions. Small craft warnings were displayed from Point Conception to Oceansidc. High'waves fed by 40 mile per hour off - shore winds, knocked seven fishermen off rocks at Los Angeles Harbor Sunday. The body of Sylvester Evans. 33, Los Angeles was recovered by lifeguards about two hours after one wave swept three fishermen into thc turbulent water. Four more fishermen were swept off the rocks j 10 minutes later. Waves tossed ithe fishermen 15-20 feet away jfrom thc breakwall. In Rcdondo Beach at King Harbor another three men and a woman were carried about 1100 feet inside the seawall. All j were rescued by a harbor patrol boat. Farther south a National City youth, Timmy Lowary, 16, disappeared Sunday while fishing off the foot of a cliff at Ocean Beach. Lifeguards and Coast Guardsmen searched for him. Two teen - aged surfers who (Continued on page 2) through today. 1 ciiatc solution to containing the crisis which erupted around Wardens found his body when they made their rounds this j Christmas" with ^n7ercWmun"a1 morning. I fighting that killed 200 persons. was , ,h " fh'fd f<™| , n c jt was ted Nazi official found in a high po-j tnat , he Greefc and Turkjsh s.tion since Erhard took oyer; c iot communities had been the chancellorship three months|, ransformed int0 armed camps a *>°-, , „ . , „ ,.. in the event that Makarios re- Peters and Erich Helbig, Cave explorers trapped but all alive URACH. Germany (UPI) -! A Red Cross volunteer frogman|fi ce staff accused of spying for " "\ K"V;"v,v""rJ m,aa , Ilel 7 100I l; t" K """i."" " ,u I..* fn „r- ™„n« r „.„" tniH.;P° rt P lanesstood . b y ln - A,1C0Sla !board the Cuban craft when gas area where the Cuban boats the boats wefe armed but add . were boaraed and Probably ^ , hat th submitted t0 to^. would not reach Key West be-| in<J u . ithn „ t trm.hip fore 2 p .m. PST. The convoy member of the chancellor's of- ijected the peace plan. was proceeding along the 60- mile route from the islands west of here at about six knots per hour, the Coast Guard said. The coast guard planned to fly a planeload of U.S. government officials from Miami at A squadron of British trans I midafternoon. The officials will has reached four young cave j the Communists, were hold- explorers trapped nearly 48 j overs from Dr. Konrad Ade- hours in a flooded alpine cave and found all alive, West German police said today. The flood waters were expected to subside enough for the trapped men to walk out within 24 hours, police said. If not, it was planned to send thc diver down again with four sets of frogmen gear to lead them out. I The cave explorers, from' Tuebingen University's Geologi ' cal Institute, entered the Swa- bian Alpine cave here early Saturday. nauer's administration. The third official. Refugee Minister Hans Krueger, was appointed to the cabinet by Erhard. He resigned last week in the face of charges that he tried to hide his Nazi past. BULLETIN LONDON (UPI) — Queen mother Elizabeth entered London's King Edward VII Hospital tonight for an emergency appendicitis operation. to fly British subjects out oi Cyprus if new trouble starts. Armed forces of both Greece and Turkey were on the alert. Turkey has threatened to send troops to Cyprus to protect the Turkish Cypriot minority. Acceptance of the U.S.-British plan by the Cyprus government was a condition stipulated by they reach port here to make a detailed search and investigation, the Coast Guard said. The boats, containing approximately 50 Cuban crew members were boarded and searched by Coast Guard boarding parties Sunday night when they entered U. S. waters. U. S. officers ordered the 'Washington for U.S. participa-:boats to remain at anchor for i lion in a multinational peace!most of the night and shortly force. Makarios, who favors a'before dawn instructions were United Nations force, rejected!radioed to bring the boats to the Anglo - American proposal!the Coast Guard station at Key before he actually saw it, butfWcst, ing without trouble. The Cuban boats, which had been under surveillance since Saturday, were boarded Sunday near the Dry Tortugas when they passed into U. S. territorial waters some 50 miles west of Key West. The Coast Guard cutters Aridne. Cape Starr and Cape Knox detained the craft through the night until they were ordered to proceed to Key West. Boarding parties led by Cmdr. C. W. Wahl of Key West found eight men aboard the smaller two of the vessels and 17 aboard the larger two. The ships, flying the Cuban flag, were identified as the Cardenas 19 and the Cardenas 14, both 47-feet craft and the Lambda 3 and the Lambda 23, both 75-foot vessels. The Coast Guard reported there were no incidents when later agreed to study it. Guarded by three cutters, the;the vessels were boarded.

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