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{Facte; 74th Year Phone 793-3221 REDLANDS, CALIFORNIA, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 1964 $1.50 Per Month Sixteen Pages 10 Cents Senate says two can live cheaper WASHINGTON (UPI) — Senators working on the administration's S11.6 billion tax cut bill told the single girl and the bachelor today that two can live more cheaply than one. The Senate rejected a proposal that would have allowed single men and women over the age of 35 to qualify in the "head of household" income tax category. Sen. Russell B. Long, D-La., said such a move would simply encourage bach-j elors to shy from the altar. "This would be a consolation prize to women who have never had a serious marriage propos -i al from a good man," Long complained. But the Senate approved tentatively another plan to broaden the present tax category for "head of household." It would allow those who contribute at least half the support of a dependent to qualify under this category even though they mavj not live in the same home with j such a dependent. In other developments: Smoking: The House Agriculture Committee approved legislation setting up a crash research program aimed at developing a safe cigarette. Rep. Watkins M. Abbitt, D-Va.. said he was confident it would be approved by the full House. The measure may cost at least $10 million at the start. Committee Chairman Harold D. Cooley, D-N.C. said he would call the bill up for early House action. Peace Corps: The House Foreign Affairs Committee Cubans cut off water supply at Guantanamo KEY WEST, Fla. (UPI)-The| Cuban government announced | today it has shut off the fresh i water pipeline to the U.S. naval i base at Guantanamo Bay.} Cuba, until 36 Cuban fishermen! held in jail at Key West are' 4lj freed. I *i i The action was announced in j Cuban radio broadcasts moni-j tored in Florida. I Cuban fishermen, accused of! violating U.S. territorial waters when they were seized along with their four boats last Sunday, were turned over to Florida authorities for prosecution on state charges of fishing without a license in Florida waters. They were arraigned in criminal court here this morning. The state dismissed charges against seven of them, juveniles ranging in age from 14-16, and said if would prosecute the remaining 29. The state asked that the juveniles be deported to Cuba as soon as possible. The court granted the 29 adult fishermen a request to seek legal counsel from the Czechoslovakian Embassy in j Washington, which represents Cuba in this country. I The Cuban radio said the water supply to the Guantanamo naval base was shut off at 12 noon today and would remain shut down until all the Cuban fishermen and their four vessels are returned. (In Washington, a State Department spokesman, asked about the Cuban report, said he could not confirm it and therefore "I have no comment.") The water supply for the approximately 10.500 military and civilian personnel at Guantanamo is pumped in from a station outside the base perimeter and long has been vulnerable. The Navy said in Washington jit had a reserve supply of water at Guantanamo totaling more than 15 million gallons and had ample sources to supply more. These sources would include evaporator ships to make fresh water from sea water and water barges and tankers. The normal daily consumption at Guantanamo is 2 million gallons but naval authorities said control measures could stretch the reserve supply over several weeks if necessary. SAFE CIGARETTE — How to make a cigarette safe would be the objective of a Federal Research program by terms of a resolution adopted yesterday. This was in the subcommittee of the House Agriculture committee headed by Rep. Watkins M. Abbitt (D-Va.), left. Rep. Harold D. Cooley (D-N. C), right, is chairman of the full committee. (UPI Telephoto) Legislature meets briefly, Unruh school bill surprise By DE VAN L. SHUMWAY United Press International SACRAMENTO (UPI) — The 1964 Legislature met briefly today and then recessed until a P'|.Monday afternoon to consider a proved President Johnson's cn-; bili (0 grant j mmo di a te insur tire $115 million request for the iance relie{ t0 viclims o£ Ule Peace Corps—S19 million more: Ba)dwjn Hj „ s flood disaster . than was voted last year. The| Neither Housc conductcd ma . actual money must be approp riated later to allow the Peace Corps to expand to 14,000 from its present 7.000 by 1965. Civil Rights: The House, over the public accommoda tions hurdle of the civil rights bill, turned to provisions of the measure which would give the Justice Department strong new powers to enter civil rights lawsuits in school and other desegregation cases. Managers of the bill were happy with results of the public accommodations voting but were worried about the amount of time it has taken to act on the bill. Weather Redlands Weather Today Highest 64, Lowest 41 One Year Ago Highest 90, Lowest 50 Tomorrow's Sunrise and Sunset : 6:42 a.m.— 5:25 p.m. No smog, allowable burning. • f San Bernardino Valley: Mostly sunny Friday. Strong gusty northeasterly winds 50 mph or more at times below canyons tonight diminishing Friday. Locally cooler tonight. Lows tonight 32-40 but locally near 28 colder wind sheltered locations. U.S. Weather Bureau Noon Forecast Generally sunny weather will continue over Southern California this afternoon Friday and Saturday. A strong Santa Ana wind condition is effecting desert, mountain and local coastal areas today. Winds will reach 50 mph or higher at times over mountain ridges and locally down canyons into coastal valleys and also in desert valleys exposed to the north. There will be considerable blowing dust and sand in these strong wind areas. The winds are expected to diminish Friday. The noon preliminary outlook as issued by the bureau's Fruit- Frost Service in Pomona indicates that in Southern California agricultural districts tonight there will be considerable winds in areas open to the north or east. The lowest temperature tonight at coldest fruit-frost key stations in Southern California will be 28 degrees. Temperatures and precipita- ed at 4 a.m.: tion for the 24-hour period end- High Low Precip. 47 31 jor business. The Senate met for only about 15 minutes and the Assembly recessed a few min utes later. Usually in short budget session years the two Houses meet for two or three days the first week and then recess for a month. Today was their fourth day of the current session. But a Senate-Assembly compromise appeared to be in prospect over the Baldwin Hills measure, forcing these unusual moves: —Both Houses decided to meet today, adjourn until Monday and then take their planned recess until March 2 to allow a review of Gov. Edmund G. Brown's S3.66 billion budget. —The Senate Judiciary Committee will meet Monday morn-' ing to consider the Baldwin |tliis bill is of great magnitude Hills measure introduced by Assemblyman George Willson, D- Huntington Park. The measure was stalled in Senate Judiciary, although the Assembly voted approval 79 - 0 Tuesday, when m e m b e r s became worried about its total effect. The complicated bill would allow immediate insurance payments to victims of the Dec. 14 flood, resulting from a dam break, w i t h o u t the insurance firms admitting total liability. Present law would make such a payment an admission of responsibility. Wilson modified his bill under pressure from the Senate Committee Wednesday to make it apply only to the Baldwin Hills situation. Judiciary chairman Edwin Regan, D-Weaverville, said the bill should be thoroughly heard and witnesses called before the committee to discuss its effect, even with the modification. "The Senate does not want to deviate from its procedure on] bills of great magnitude — and Regan told newsmen. "The bill as submitted would change fundamental laws of the state.*' The four-day warm - up gave some indication of what's to come during the 1964 combined budget and special session, withi 42 items on special call from credibility and prove he was the governor. It was marked Hoffa defense attacks witness credibility CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (UPI)—The defense in the jury tampering trial of James R. Hoffa today launched an attack on the "credibility" of a key government witness who described himself as a repentant sinner. Hoffa defense lawyer Harry Berke asked trial Judge Frank Wilson for "wide latitude" in his cross-examination of Edward Partin, a Teamster official who testified that Hoffa had tried to fix a jury. •We want to test this man's Cuban fishermen to be in U.S. court today by muscle-flexing between parties and houses. Starting next Monday, Senate Finance and Assembly Ways and Means Subcommittees will begin their line - by-line review of Gov. Brown's record spending program for fiscal 1964-65. The program was submitted .Monday. Both Ways and Means chairman Robert W, Crown, D- Alameda, and Finance chairman George Miller, D-Martinez, expressed a belief they can trim some dollars from the budget. The biggest surprise of the four-day session came in a bill submitted by Assembly Speaker Jesse Unruh, D-Inglewood, to completely revamp the state's school districting system. Unruh said the state's present (Continued on Page 5) Boston Chicago Cincinnati Denver Fairbanks Fort Worth Helena Honolulu Kansas City Las Vegas Los Angeles Minneapolis New York Oklahoma City Palm Springs Sacramento Salt Lake City San Francisco Seattle Washington 52 54 62 34 43 37 80 51 65 66 43 52 43 62 32 61 43 64 37 39 26 15 35 -1 68 36 38 56 28 36 35 55 43 12 52 30 40 .50 .07 .36 .01 .07 Trio from Olympic team in Innsbruck jail INNSBRUCK, Austria (UPI) —Three carousing United Slates Olympians who had just left a Polish party led police on a wild car chase early today and wound up being arrested on a charge of resisting arrest that could result in four months imprisonment. Judge Rainier Sprung held Bill Marolt, 20, Aspen, Colo., skier, and toboganners George R. Farmer, Seattle and Mike Hessel, Eugene Ore. without bail and charted them with 're sisting arrest involving fighting with police." Defense attorney Wilhelm Steidl said after a pretrial hearing tonight that the trio could receive up to four months in prison if convicted. Although the three were driving a French auto in the downtown section of Innsbruck when apprehended, police said there were no charges of auto theft involved. According to police, the three athletes "were celebrating" ear ly this morning and allegedly broke into a French automobile and drove it the wrong way around a downtown traffic circle—into the face of a police car. Police chased the Americans for about two minutes. Officials said Marolt was allegedly driving and tried to park the car, allegedly damaging another vehicle while doing it. Police said when they tried to arrest Marolt, Farmer and Hesswel came out swinging. They said Marolt, Farmer and Hessel refused to take a "drunk test" in jail. "So we charged them. Now it's in the hands of the court," a police spokesman said. U. S. Olympic team officials said the case is now out of their hands. They said the U. S. Embassy in Vietta has been called to aid the trio. Fields to run for Senate ORANGE (UPI)— Harold E. Fields, 43. Orange, today announced his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate post now held by Sen. Clair Engle. Fields, an official of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers in Santa Ana, said he favors liberal legislation and labor. Over 20 held for fraud trial in Moscow courts MOSCOW (UPI) — More than 20 Soviet men and women face possible death sentences in a $3.3 million fraud trial that grew out of a "free enterprise" knitwear business, it was learned today. There has been no published report on the trial, but sources in the Jewish community said it has entered its second month. Most of the defendants are reported to be Jewish. The public is admitted to the trial by invitation only. Foreign newsmen have been barred, and although some Soviet journalists have attended, their reports have not appeared in the local press. According to press accounts published last fall, before the start of the trial, the principal figure is a former doctor named Shakerman. He is accused of heading a ring which controlled a mental patients' workshop that made knitwear goods to be sold ille gaily on the black market. The head of the workshop was identified as a man named Roifman, who is accused of having taken bribes to get the job. The government newspaper Izvestia charged last fall that the ring handed out bribes to contacts in 52 factories and to policemen. i Schools closed by mayor due to water shortage NOTASULGA, Ala. (UPI) Six Negro students returned without incident to a rural high school boycotted by half of its students today while a second school was closed to six others because of a severe water shortage had created a fire hazard. Mayor James (Kayo) Rea late Wednesday night closed all schools in Notasulga following the turning away Wednesday of six Negroes and a flareup of violence. He cited the fire hazard for his action. At Shorter, 20 miles away classes resumed at the combi nation high and elementary school with six Negro pupils and less than half the white student body present. Six white students walked into the red brick building this morning picked up their text books and walked out. Alabama state troopers set up roadblocks around the Shorter school. Newsmen were kept away from the bus that brought the Negro students for their second day of classes. Rea, who personally blocked the admission of the Negroes to Macon High School, said a fire shortly before midnight had damaged the town's water filtering plant. "If we had a fire we'd be out of water in 15 minutes," he said. New bill would aid schools SACRAMENTO (UPI) — Losers at the race track would be doing their bit for education under a bill introduced Wednesdaj in the Assembly. The bill would let county supervisors divert some of their state borse racing revenues, allocated to support county fairs, to the poorer school districts. biased and prejudiced," Berke said glaring at the witness. "I'm not ashamed of my past because I've lived it down," Partin replied. "I believe that's what they build churches for— to repent from sins. Berke told the court that Partin had a record of a crim inal offense—a crime, not described, committed in his youth, "I've had a full pardon in the eyes of the law and of God, but apparently not in your eyes, Partin told the attorney. "Until I met Mr. Hoffa, I never had another charge against me." Hoffa and five others are charged with attempting to bribe and influence jurors in the union leader's 1962 conspiracy trial at Nashville. In his earlier testimony Partin quoted Hoffa as saying he had the vote of a juror in the 1962 trial in "my hip pocket... one of my business agents. Larry Campbell came into Nashville and fixed." It was the first testimony to directly link Hoffa with charges of trying to bribe and influence jurors in the 1962 trial. Campbell, a Teamster busi ness agent from Detroit, is one of Hoffa's five codefendants in the case. Hoffa could be sentenced to 20 years in prison if convicted KEY WEST, Fla. (UPI) Thirty-six Cuban fishermen captured by the Coast Guard go to criminal court today for arraignment on charges of fishing in Florida waters without a license. The Cubans denied the charges Wednesday night as they were herded into the coun ty jail, fingerprinted and booked by sheriff's deputies. Capt. Manuel Gomez, the 29 year-old skipper of one of the larger of the four Cuban boats, called the arrest in "unjust action." and claimed they had ventured into U.S. waters only to escape from a storm. The Cubans were arrested aboard their boats at the Coast Guard base here when federal officials turned the case over to the state of Florida to prosecute. The fishermen offered no resistance and were herded into two bullpen cells at the jail. Six juveniles in the group were later moved to a separate cell. Cmdr. H. V. Gibson, chief law enforcement officer for the state Conservation Department, said the four Cuban fishing boats—two 75-footers and two smaller vessels—would be moved from the Coast Guard base today and moored at a new location. He wouldn't say where. He said an estimated 5,500 pounds of fish aboard the boats would be frozen today and saved as evidence against the Cubans. He declined to say. however, how the state would prove the fish were caught in Florida waters. The captains of the Cuban boats rounded up Sunday off American-owned Dry Tortugas asked federal officials Wednesday night to put them in contact with the Czechoslovakian Embassy in Washington, which handles Cuban affairs in this country. But federal authorities said the Czech officials were barred from coming to Key West, which houses two naval bases, by diplomatic rules prohibiting Communist diplomats from visiting cities with military installations. Two of the 38 Cubans originally brought here under Coast I Guard escort Monday night j asked for political asylum and were taken to Miami for proc essing as refugees. Four college students spotted on mountain Greek, Turkish Cypriots locked in biggest battle BULLETIN NICOSIA, Cyprus .(UPI) — Greek and Turkish Cypriots battled in villages in Southern Cyprus today in the heaviest fighting since the Dec. 28 cease-fire. Casualties were believed heavy. Russia refuses to join private arms talks GENEVA (UPI) — The United States urged Russia today to join private talks designed to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons, but Moscow immediately refused. The Russians instead attacked West German "revenge seekers" and the projected Allied nuclear fleet in their reply at the 17-nation disarmament conference. U.S. disarmament negotiator William C. Foster told his Soviet counterpart, Semyon K. Tsarapkin, he hoped the outburst was only a "temporary digression" and that the Rus sians will return to "objective discussions." Makes Proposals Foster spoke first at today's conference plenary meeting. He proposed: —Private discussions with the Soviet Union on the worldwide non - dissemination and non acquisition of nuclear weapons. —The United States will permit international inspection of one of the four plutonium plants it is shutting down "as an example and as a precedent," in hopes the Soviet Union will follow suit. Tsarapkin speke next. He brushed aside the American proposals—considered by American officials as the most important yet made at the new conference session which began Jan. 21. ! NICOSIA, Cyprus (UPI) — British troops were rushed to the countryside southeast of Ni Icosia today and halted pitched battle between Greek and Turkish Cypriots. The fighting, the second altercation in two days, started after two Greeks were killed and a third wounded this morning on a country road near the village of Athieunou, about 12 miles southeast of Nicosia. Heavy fighting was reported going on when a company of the British Rifle Brigade reached the scene. But a cease-fire was arranged shortly after the troops arrived, an army spokesman said, and Greek Cypriot police surrounded the village. A Turkish spokesman here claimed the fighting started when the inhabitants of Athie- nou village rushed onto the road after the ambush. The reports said firing had broken out, but there were no Delegates go on record SANTA ANA (UPI) — Dele gates to the annual meeting of the Orange County California Republican Assembly Wednesday night unanimously adopted a resolution opposing New York Gov. Nelson Rockefeller's bid for the Republican Presidential nomination. "For probably the first and only time," the resolution read, 'Orange County goes on record as agreeing with Gov. Edmund G. Brown, who said at a recent news conference that 'Rockefeller is a better Democrat, really, than a Republican." " The 72 delegates also voted resolutions condemning approval of the U.S. Soviet wheat deal and supporting a proposed investigation of the Department of State. Santa Ana College professor John Schmitz was re - elected president of the organization. other details of the fighting. Three Greeks, all seriously wounded, were brought to a Nicosia hospital. Greek Cypriot sources said the ambush occurred when a Greek Cypriot policeman was escorting seven civilians to in-i stall a water pump in a field They were fired upon, the sources said, and the police man and one civilian were killed. The clash came after a U.S. Embassy spokesman had threatened to "call out the Marines" to protect the remaining Americans in Cyprus. U.S. Ambassador Fraser Wilkins de (Continued on Page 5) OAS members reluctant in Panama probe WASHINGTON (UPI)— Most members of the Organization of American States (OAS) apparently are reluctant to take part in a closeup investigation of Panama's charge of aggression against the United States. Formation of a five-man investigating committee to look into the charge growing out of bloody riots along the Canal Zone border last month is a key point in the OAS council's consideration of the Panama charge. The council agreed earlier to take up the com plaint. The committee was expected to be set up Wednesday at a council meeting but the meeting was postponed pending agreement on the makeup of the group. The meeting may be held late today, or possibly Friday. Most often mentioned as members of the investigating committee have been Mexico, Brazil, Uruguay, Venezuela and Paraguay. But all but Mexico were reported to be reluctant to serve. The United States was said to be against Brazil being represented because of anti- American sentiment among some leaders of that country. If the matter cannot be resolved, Panama may bypass the OAS and attempt to get its case put before the United Nations Security Cmrr<l GORHAM, N.H. (UPI)—Four college students lost for six days in the treacherous White Mountains were found alive and apparently unharmed today by a woman pilot. "Thank God they were there," said pretty Mrs. Shirley Mann. 31, after spotting the the students—all from upstate New York—who survived hurricane winds and below-zero temperatures. Mrs. Mann who operates an airport with her husband sighted the students on a barren ridge of the rugged Presidential Range that has claimed the lives of 45 hikers in the past century. Mrs. Mann said after two low passes over the ridge that the youths "seem in real good spirits and good health." She dropped them food and notes to advise them help was on the way. The students walked two miles where they were met by a rescue team. A helicopter then began bringing them down the mountain. Robert Koppe, 21, of Masse- pequa Park, N.Y., was the first brought out. Doctors said his hands were frostbitten but that he otherwise was not hurt. He dashed for a telephone to call his mother. The second brought down was Peter Bradford, 25, of Syracuse, N.Y. who embraced his father who was waiting at the foot of the mountain for him. Bradford then telephoned his mother. "Everything's fine. We're O.K.," Bradford said. The young man was close to sobbing as he chatted with his mother. "Everything's fine, Mom" he assured her. • Then the helicopter airlifted Peter Cantelli, 18, of Rouses Point, N.Y., and Craig Fournier, 18, of Tonawanda, N.Y. The youths who started out Friday on a 17-mile hike are Robert Koppe, 21, of Massepe- que Park, N.Y., Peter Cantelli, 18, of Rouses Point, N.Y., Craig Fournier, 18, of Tonawanda, N.Y. and Peter Bradford, 25, of Syracuse, N.Y. All but Bradford are undergraduates of the State Forestry College at Syracuse. Bradford attends Syracuse University. A helicopter from Dow Air Force Base in Maine was sent to remove the climbers from the mountain. Mrs. Shirley Mann, the pilot, spotted three students outside a tiny emergency shelter in her first swing over a pass between Mt. Adams and Jit. Jefferson. She saw all four when she flew back to drop food and instructions to them to remain where they were until the helicopter arrived. The site where the students were found is known as Caps Ridge. To draft 12,000 for army in April WASHINGTON (UPI) — The Defense Department today announced a draft call of 12,000 men for April. All will go into the Army. The April quota is the same as for February but 2,000 below the call for March. The January draft was 16,000 men. The Pentagon said the Army will need 18,500 recruits during April to maintain its 960.000 - man strength. With about 6,500 enlistments expected during the month. Selective Service's contribution comes tc 12,000

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