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ID ail ii 74th Year Phone 793-3221 REDLANDS, CALIFORNIA, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 1964 $1.50 Per Month Sixteen Pages 10 Cents Strike halts construction on three space projects SABOTAGE — Firemen pour water on burning freight cars that were derailed by an explosion early Sunday at North Miami, FJa. The blast derailed 32 cars. Officers of the strike­ bound Florida East Coast railroad said it was the work of saboteurs. (UPI Telephoto) Attemp murder charge hurled at train wreckers MIAMI (UPI) —Edward Ball.(freight train were either dc-;sion said "it was definitely sab chairman of the Florida East: railed or heavily damaged bv! ota Se." Coast (FEC) Railroad, charged losion . today that persons responsible „.,',,. , , . The freight aboard the train included aerosol cans and chocolate Easter bunnies. Fire Chief Stanley Wolf of Miami said bridge here Sunday was •• a i.\*tenhc arrived the cans werei^',,^ tempted murder of the e „. I exploding and the chocolate gineer. If it had dropped the! had melted and was flowing first engine into the waterway, ! across ,he highway. for two train-wrecking explosions Sunday were guilty of attempted murder. Ball said the dynamiting of a W. L. Thornton, vice president of (he trouble-plagued rail road, also said the blasts were due to sabotage. Thornton "conservatively" estimated the damage from the two blasts at House favors ban on job he would have been killed. Authorities earlier labeled the two explosions as "definitely sabotage." One wrecked a FEC freight train, the other a crane. Thirty-two cars of a 93 - car Weather Redlands Weather Today Highest 80, Lowest 40 Sunday Highest 80, Lowest 37 The first explosion at 1:37 a.m. Sunday toppled 32 cars off 1 a bridge north of here and onto a highway. Four hours later the boiler exploded in a railroad crane which was being stoked in a Hialeah yard for use at the derailment. Officials said the second blast was caused by dynamite. No one was seriously injured Tiie railroad, since II non- operating unions began a strike a year ago, has recorded more than 100 accidents which it blames on the sabotage. George Leighty, chief negotiator for the striking unions, said the union knew nothing about the explosion. The FEC was scheduled to begin serving Cape Kennedy, officials said the damage to the track here would not interfere with the Cape service. Leeper said the explosion North Miami Beach Policejsel had just cleared the bridgeIofforing lodging food or cnter-j ncss m 'Sht further delay dispo Chief L. C. Leeper, who lives;over the shallow Olcta Riverl tajnmc ° t to°thc public, in pub- s ' tion of Jl ' s casc Two Australian Navy vessels in collision in either explosion. A railway derrick to replace the one dam-jprobably came from a land aged in the second blast was[ m i ne device set off bv the .. , , „.,,„, , , duc horc from Georgia today to drain's weight. The engineer. Saturday Highest Lowest 40; help clear the wreckage. _ j Joc , C . Stephens, said the die One Year A^'o ' ~ Highest 52, Lowest 44 Tomorrow's Sunrise and Sunset 6:38 a.m.— 5:29 p.m. No smog, allowable burning. San Bernardino Valley: Sunny Tuesday but increasing cloudiness late today through Tuesday morning with local early morning fog. Lows to night 35 to 42. Slightly cooler Tuesday. Five Day Forecast No precipitation in the coastal and mountain areas of Southern California but a chance of snow flurries at some interior locations. U.S. Weather Bureau Noon Forecast Skies will be mostly sunny this afternoon but there will be increasing high cloudiness over most of Southern California through Tuesday. Low clouds and fog will increase over coastal waters later this afternoon and will spread inland over coastal areas tonight and early Tuesday morning. Cloudiness should decrease in most areas with mostly sunny weather late morning and afternoon hours on Tuesday. Local gusty winds will affect mountains and desert valleys especially in northern areas Tuesday. Temperatures and precipitation for the 24-hour period ended at 4 a.m. High Low Precip. .01 Boston 29 13 Chicago 31 26 Denver 49 40 Detroit 28 19 Fairbanks -12 -33 Fort Worth 66 34 Helena 43 33 Honolulu 79 69 Kansas City 47 33 Las Vegas 64 37 Los Angeles Minneapolis 78 53 Los Angeles Minneapolis 26 13 New Orleans 65 38 Oakland 68 50 Oklahoma City 56 35 Palm Springs 82 — Phoenix 71 37 Sacramento 66 42 Salt Lake City 45 29 San Francisco 63 50 Seattle 49 39 Washington 47 34 T .20 .01 WASHINGTON (UPI) — The House tentatively approved a broad new ban on job discrim ination today and drove toward passage of the toughest civil rights bill in nearly a century. House leaders, determined to finish the bill and send it to the Senate today, imposed limits on debate for the first time since the controversial measure was called up Jan. 31. With work completed on the Fair Employment Practices Commission, the House had only to dispose of three relatively minor sections. The employment section, which would forbid discrimination by either employers or labor unions, was regarded as the last key provision. Already locked into the bill were sections aimed at ending discrimination at the ballot box. in privately owned businesses CAPE KENNEDY (UPI) — Construction was halted on three major space projects today when picket lines turned back nearly all of the space center's construction workers in protest against arrival of a long Florida East Coast Railway train, manned by non - union workers. The Air Force said the walkout halted construction at an Atlas rocket pad being modified for the nation's next man-in- space program, a Titan-3 missile launching complex and a larger Titan-3 facility. The train, flanked by 10 police and security cars, entered the north end of a $450 million moon rocket complex under construction on Merritt Island at 9 a.m. EST. There were no incidents, but about 4.540 space construction workers were turned away. "It looks like we've got about 100 per cent of our construction workers absent," a spokesman said. O. C. Jones, vice president of the Order of Railroad Telegra- iphers which was doing the I picketing and key defense I workers were being urged to pass through the lines, j It was the first regular train } service to the sprawling space idays ago. The National Aero; center although two cars carry- last cars were unloaded several ing structural steel and 58 bal- tion (NASA) barred further rail nautics and Space Administra- shipments until today. Similar picketing for two days j last year halted construction at !the rapidly growing space center. A presidential board of inquiry, appointed by the late President Kennedy as a result of the shutdown, recommended that NASA boycott the FEC for the duration of the strike. The earlier picketing was a result of several truck shipments of FEC - transported goods to the space center. Rail lines into the spaceport were not completed at that time. Picket lines were set up near the south and north entrances I to Cape Kennedy, near a Mer- iritt Island launch area entrance and at the northwest entrance, near Titusville, to Merritt Island. Cars were backed up in most areas during peak traffic hours in the morning, but most cars, loaded with missile and construction workers, continued to move slowly into the spaceport. State and Brevard County police patrolled the area but there were no incidents. The pickets, who walked back and forth on the side of the roads, carried signs reading: "Notice to the public. FEC, whose facilities are transporting to this project, refuse to bargain in good faith ... we have no quarrel with any other employes. Similar picketing for two days last year halted construction at the rapidly growing space center. A presidential board of inquiry, appointed by the late President Kennedy as a result of the shutdown, recommended that NASA boycott ithe FEC for the duration of the .'strike. However, NASA Administra- i tor James E. Webb last week directed the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) to honor a contract with the FEC. signed five days before the dispute began, permitting the railroad to deliver freight to the area. Dr. Kurt Debus. KSC director, Sat- ursday night authorized the FEC to begin service at 6 a.m. today. Railroad union leaders, anticipating the beginning of FEC service to the Merritt Island launch area, Sunday established headquarters in Cocoa Beach. A National Labor Relations Board team also arrived here last week. Since the II non-operating unions walked off the job in wage dispute Jan. 23, 1963, there have been 148 incidents the railroad blamed on sabotage. There have been no convictions and union leaders have denied any connection with the incidents. Possible legal snarl in case of suspect CHICAGO (UPI)—A possible legal snarl developed today in the case of Lcaman Russell Smith, accused killer of two Los Angeles policeman. Federal authorities said it had not been determined whether they would try to send Smith back to Los Angeles to face murder charges or whether he would be held, at least for the time being, as a parole violator from Leavenworth Penitentiary. Smith, 33, was scheduled to appear Tuesday before U.S Commissioner C. S. Bentley Pike. Pike last week ordered Smith held under $200,000 bond on a charge of unlawful flight to avoid prosecution. Extradition papers had not yet arrived from Los Angeles. Smith has not indicated whether he will attempt to fight extradition. Smith Saturday attempted suicide in county jail by slashing his left arm. His condition improved over the weekend but authorities said today he had developed a 104 degree fever. It was expected Smith's ill-! Johnsons special message asks hospital insurance By MERIMAN SMITH UPI White House Reporter WASHINGTON (UPI)— President Johnson sent a special message to Congress today calling for a hospital insurance program for the aged financed through increased social security payments. "There is no need and no room for second-class health services," Johnson said. The plan to cover the cost of hospital and skilled nursing home care for everyone reaching the age of 65 was part of an over-all health program, recommended by the President. One quarter of 1 per cent would be added to the social security contribution paid by employers and by their workers. The annual earnings subject to social security taxation would be raised from $4,800 to S5.200. The President also emphasized that benefit payments should cover the cost of services customarily furnished in semipri vate hospital accomodations but not the cost of the services of personal physicians. The so-called medicare program met heavy opposition from the medical profession when it first was submitted to Congress by the late President John F. Kennedy. Johnson said repeatedly that under his proposal the costs of hospital and related services could be met without any interference whatever with the method of treatment. "The arrangement would in no way hinder the patient's freedom to choose his doctor, hospital or nurse," Johnson said. "The only change would be in the manner in which individuals would finance the hospital costs of their later years." Johnson also recommended that the Hill-Burton program of federal help in hospital construction be extended for five years beyond the expiration date of next June 30. He asked Congress to authorize special grants for development of regional and local plans for health facilities: allot federal funds on a limited and matching basis to help state agencies plan hospital systems under the Hill-Burton program, and amend the Hill-Burton act to authorize a new program of grants for public and nonprofit agencies who modernize or replace hospital and related health facilities. \ CANBERRA, Auslralia (UPI) —The Royal Australian Navy's destroyer Voyager sank off the coast of New South Wales today after colliding with the aircraft carrier Melbourne. A navy spokesman said some sailors perished but that the exact number of dead was not known. About 300 men were aboard the craft. "All we know at this time is that there were some casualties but the number is still being determined," the spokesman said. The navy was not immediately able to say whether there had been sufficient warning that the Voyager was going down to enable the crew to abandon ship. Reports that two fully loaded lifeboats from the Voyager reached the Jervis Bay Naval Station could not be confirmed. The collision occurred in calm seas during a training exercise '125 miles south of Sydney. The navy said the point of collision was southeast of the entrance to Jervis Bay, site of a major naval store installation. The Melbourne suffered damage to her bow. The Melbourne, two mine sweepers, a frigate and several helicopters began a search of the area for possible survivors. The Melbourne notified the Jervis Bay base after the col lision, but the Voyager did not sink until four hours later. The Melbourne is the flagship of the Australian fleet. It is a light carrier of 20,000 tons and a crew of 1,000 men. The Voyager was 3.500 tons and had a normal complement of 300 men. (An Australian naval official in London said the Voyager was carrying its full comple ment when it sank, adding that there was a "heavy loss of life.") a few blocks from the cxplo-iwhcn the explosion took place.| ir c '' sc hools "an 'rreVre'ation VadU tics, and in the distribution of federal funds to finance government aid programs. The bill was kept free of crippling amendments by an unbeatable alliance of northern and western Democrats and Republicans. Southerners tried hard to woo conservative Republicans to their side, but made no major inroads on the coalition. The closest the southerners came to seriously weakening the bill was in winning approval of several FEPC amendments. One would stretch out the time period before smaller business and unions are covered. Others would forbid job discrimination based on sex as well as race, color, religion and national origin and assure employers they need not hire Communists and atheists. One change in the FEPC section was proposed by Rep. Edwin E. Willis, D-La., and accepted by the bill's managers. Its effect would be put into ef -J feet the proposed ban on race[ discrimination in jobs progress ively over a period of five years instead of four. The time limit on debate was approved by 211 to 73 vote. However, the disputed fair employment practices commis sion provision and three other provisions still were open to amendment as the House began its ninth day of civil rights debate. Speaker John McCormack told newsmen the House lead ership hoped to get final action on the bill today. Co/one/ describes strong third inning in Saigon SAIGON, South Viet Nam (UPI)—"It was a hell of a third inning," said Lt. Col. John Hayes of Lutherville, Md., one of the victims of Sunday night's terrorist bombing of a ball park. It seemed to me it was a fantastic second inning when the 2nd Division got six runs. We thought that was bad, but we didn't know what the third held." Hayes added. He arrived in Saigon from the United States a week ago. What the third inning held dren. Luckily, most of them were not seriously hurt. An inspection of the bombing area today revealed just how lucky it was. What is amazing is the fact that more were not killed. Two mighty blasts went off along the second and third rows of the bleachers between home plate and first base. The blasts left holes about a foot deep and blew off many sheets of heavy corrugated metal roofing. Bomb fragments left many other pieces looking like a sieve. The fragments was two gigantic bomb blasts,chewed the wooden bleacher that killed two American GI's; seats to bits and easily pene- and wounded 23 other Ameri-jtrated to the two inch thick cans including women and chil- 1 wooden beams. An ex-convict. Jay R. Ebsen. 28, Aurora, Neb., who was arrested with Smith Wednesday Inight, discovered Smith's suicide {attempt Saturday and called jailers despite his companion's pleas not to call for aid. "I want to die," Ebsen quoted Smith. Smith is charged with shooting to death two policemen in a Los Angeles department store on Feb. 1 when the officers responded to a telephone call from a suspicious employe. A clerk and a customer were wounded in the gun battle be tween Smith and the police. After the shootings, Smith fled across country and was caught in a police dragnet on Chicago's North Side after being trailed by federal agents. Quote of Day WASHINGTON - Sen. Barry Goldwater, R-Ariz., speculating on the possible results of his proposal to send U.S. Marines into Cuban territory to turn on the water for the Guantanamo naval base: "It might lead to some shooting in Cuba. That's all." Scranton willing to take role of favorite son DETROIT (UPI)—Gov. William Scranton of Pennsylvania said today he did not want to be a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, but repeated he was willing to go to the national convention as a favorite son. Scranton, here to address the Economic Club of Detroit, told a jammed news conference, "I think the Republicans should look to those who are active candidates' and I would hope that the nomination would go to someone, who by the time of the convention is an active, avowed candidate." Scranton met with Michigan Gov. George Romney, who also does not want the nomination, prior to the conference. "I tried to persuade him that I hoped he would be an active, avowed candidate. He tried to convince me the same. It was sort of an Alphonse and Gaston act, but I think we're both very 1 sincere. I don't think I made any headway and I don't want to be a candidate." Sea god rolls into New Orleans' extravaganza NEW ORLEANS (UPI) — Proteus, god of the sea, will roll through the streets of New Orleans tonight in the final ex travaganza before the whole city succumbs to Mardi Gras madness Tuesday. No parades were scheduled today during the daylight hours — perhaps to give celebrating visitors a breather before this old city gets down to serious partying tonight and Tuesday. So far the celebration has been in the hands of the secret carnival crews and the out of towners — those people who arrive early during the weekend and have been whooping it up ever since. Their activities have been confined mainly to the French Quarter and many a beer can has been emptied there since droves of collegians and sailors from four U. S. Navy ships arrived in the Crescent City for the nation's biggest an nual party. So far the local way of celebrating has appeared mild to the visitors. New Orleans has to earn a living and does not let loose until Tuesday. Then all barriers come down and visiting cele brants learn about merry making from people who have done it for years. Senate committee gives approval for payment 80 scheduled for dope arraignment LOS ANGELES (UPI) — Arraignments were expected to begin today for 80 persons arrested in a three-day weekend raid on drug pushers throughout the city. Police said the suspects, including 12 women, were arrested following a four-month investigation, during which more than $5,000 worth of narcotics was purchased by a total of 92 undercover officers. Indictments on 66 of the persons were issued by the county Grand Jury. By ANN H. PEARSON SACRAMENTO (UPI) — The Senate Judiciary Committee today approved on a voice vote a bill to clear the way for prompt insurance payments to victims of the Baldwin Hills flood. It goes to the senate floor this afternoon. The bill already passed the Assembly on a 79-0 vote but must return to the low er chamber for a vote on senate modifications. The lawmakers hope to recess this afternoon for the remainder of the month. Meanwhile, Assemblyman Charles J. Conrad, R-Sberman Oaks, the minority floor leader of the lower house, said he expects Republicans to introduce their own aid-to-education bill. The bill would let insurance companies go ahead and pay flood claimants without admitting final liability. Under present law, a payment is an admission of responsibility, but under the proposed legislation, insurance companies still would Russian secret police officer seeks asylum WASHINGTON (UPI)-A staff officer of the Soviet Secret Police, stationed in Geneva, has asked for political asylum in the United States, the State Department said today. He was identified as Yuri Ivanovich Nossenko, a member of Russia's disarmament conference delegation in Geneva. He dropped out of sight there six days ago. The State Department would not reveal his present where-| about;. Nosenko, 36, disappeared from bis Geneva hotel, The Rex, last Tuesday. The Soviet delegation to the disarmament talks asked police Sunday to help them find him. Authoritative police inform-i ants said Nosenko had a visa valid for France and it is be-i lieved he crossed the border, possibly flying to Paris. I be able to try to recover from other parties. The committee earlier won an amendment from the bill's author, Assemblyman George Willson, D-Huntington Park, limiting it only to the Baldwin Hills disaster, which occurred when a dam broke. The Baldwin Hills measure was the only thing standing in the way of a recess of the Legislature until March 2. The budget session of the 1964 Legislature began such 8 recess last week. But the special session, called simultaneously by Gov. Edmund G. Brown to consider 42 items, stayed on to avoid putting off the Baldwin Hills bill for another month. Conrad's hint of a looming party struggle on school aid was contained in a critical statement attacking both the governor and Democratic Assembly Speaker Jesse M. Unruh for their education programs. "I believe the Republican minority can and will introduci and support an immediate crash program to get $75 million of new state money into the public schools without strings attached," he said. Conrad said the governor's proposal for a $35 million bike in state aid this year was too little. And, he said, Brown's accompanying proposal for a countywide school tax would be "simply another tax on the harassed property owner." Another Step He also criticized Unruh's plan for consolidating 1,585 school districts into 170, accompanied by a $75 million increase in state support. The consolidation, Conrad said, would be "another step away from JocaJ control of the public schools.' Other highlights: Budget — the lawmakers received a recommendation from legislative fiscal analyst A. Alan Post that the Legislature trim $16.6 million from the governor's $3.6 billion budget The legislative watchdog earmarked $114 million for extra-careful review. Committees of the Legislature will examine the budget proposals in detail during the recess.

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