'Daiftj facts 74th Year Phone 793-3221 REDLANDS, CALIFORNIA, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY II, 1964 $1.50 Per Month Twelve Paqes 10 Cents Civil rights backers more confident of senators 'WITH MALICE TOWARD NONE' - Redlander Phillip J. R. Schmahl, doctor turned artist, captured the strange nobility and etched facial lines of Abraham Lincoln on this portrait which he painted from a photograph. Dr. Schmahl is at left. Flournoy offers school equalizing bill SACRAMENTO (U P I) —Another method of equalizing the school burden carried by richer and poorer districts was con tained today in two measures introduced by Assemblyman Houston Flournoy. R-Claremont Flournoy said his bill, which he has introduced in previous sessions, would do away with the present basic school aid requirement that each district re ceives a minimum of $125 per pupil. A companion constitution al amendment would eliminate the $120 minimum in the con stitution. looking at the photograph which came from the collection of the late Mrs. L. O. Hammond. The portrait will be on display at the Lincoln dinner at the UR Commons tonight. (Facts photo by Clifford J. Kenison) WASHINGTON (UPI)—Overwhelming House approval of a sweeping civil rights bill gave its backers new confidence today that they could get the measure safely past a certain Senate filibuster. After nine days of debate and action on 138 amendments, the House passed the bill Monday night by a vote of 290 to 130. It is designed to wipe out discrimination in voting, public accommodations, employment, education and use of federal funds. The bill now goes to the Scn- iate where it faces a deter-!mental rights of all Amcri- mined Southern effort to talk it-cans." to death. No attempt to start! Voting for the bill were 152 debate is expected until late'Democrats and 138 Republicans. Opposed were 96 Democrats and 34 Republicans. this month, however. ! President Johnson hailed the (House vote as "an historic stepL Bcfore ,HE ?! H °"H *.T^' •jber answered the showdown [forward for the cause of hu-! ro n ca „ civi , r j gn , s i ea()ers iman dignity in America." In a;were getting ready for the Sen- I White House statement he add- ate struggle. And" they plainly icd: ! did not expect to lose, j "Now the task is for the Sen-! Roy Wilkins. executive direc- iate. 1 hope the same spirit of tor of the National Association 'nonpartisanship will prevail for the Advancement of Colored (there to assure passage of thislPeople (NAACP) and chairman •bill, guaranteeing the fumla-iof the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, had this to ['say: "We are aware of the dire predictions that have been fmade about what the Senate will do to the bill when it gets there. We do not believe them. The same voices, we remember, prophesied last year that only a very weak bill could win House approval." The House-passed bill could not be described as weak in any respect. With the possible exception of housing, the measure attempts to meet Negro demands for equality in nearly every field of national life. Portrait of Lincoln to be featured in talk Pickets turn away workers at Cape Kennedy Quick agreement may raise take-home pay WASHINGTON (UPI)-Quick agreement by House - Senate conferees on a withholding rate jin the new tax cut bill could !mean more take-home pay for imost Americans as early as the first week of March. The negotiators agreed Monday to include in the final measure a Senate-passed provi-j Weather Redlands Weather Today Highest 62, Lowest 41 One Year Ago Highest 61, Lowest 49 Tomorrow's Sunrise and Sunset 6:37 a.m. —5:30 p.m. No smog, allowable burning. San Bernardino Valley: Mostly clear tonight and sunny on Wednesday. Gusty winds this afternoon becoming locally strong below canyons tonight and Wednesday. Locally cooler tonight. Lows tonight 35-45. U.S. Weather Bureau Noon Forecast A weak weather front on a northeast to southwest line is moving eastward through the Pacific Southwest While there is considerable cloudiness associated with this front no significant precipitation will occur. High pressure following the front is building over the Pacific Northwest and intermountain plateau regions. This will bring gradual clearing to most areas this afternoon and tonight. With the clearing gusty northwesterly winds will affect many areas and especially those open to a northerly direction. These winds will shift to a more northeasterly direction later tonight and Wednesday and continue strong and gusty especially over mountains and down and below canyons. Local areas of blowing dust or sand will occur in exposed locations below canyons and in some desert areas. The lowest temperature tonight at coldest fruit-frost key stations in Southern California will be 28 degrees. Temperatures and precipitation for the 24-hour period ended at 4 a.m.: High Low Precip. 26 15 two feet of fresh snow on West £ ow " f ? r(ccd change ln thc jaSo in a wage depute. The Virginia's eastern mountains to-; 8 "'!" P lans ' . Pectins was in retaliation for day and closed schools in the! Phlladcl P h ! a * snow came in,,he start of FEC service, with District of Columbia and fourj' hc *' ako ° f a surp f lsc storm ! non-union labor, to the space 'Monday which caused scores oficenter .Monday, traffic accidents, tied up bus) xhe FEC am] , hc Ajr Force lines, and jammed commuter operator of the missile test cen Boston Chicago Denver Detroit Fairbanks Fort Worth Helena Honolulu Kansas City Las Vegas Los Angeles Minneapolis New Orleans Oakland Oklahoma City Palm Springs Phoenix Sacramento Salt Lake City San Francisco Seattle Washington 30 60 28 -20 65 42 80 35 68 78 32 70 62 52 82 73 63 48 58 49 44 25 24 15 -23 34 33 70 .01 20 .08 47 54 13 45 49 27 46 41 43 28 48 34 .35 26 .24 A life-like portrait of Prcsi-; scrap book for some 50 years, dent Abraham Lincoln will be j Among her collection were used by the Rev. Harry G. Sut-1 hundreds of different pictures. tner tonight when he makes hisj This notebook, now in posses-| CAPE KENNEDY (UPI)— featured talk to those attendingjsion of the First Congregational j Picketing railroad telegraphers the annual Lincoln dinner at thcichurch of which Mr. Suttncr is May turned away nearly all UR Commons. | pastor, was loaned to George|this Space Center's 3.400 con The painting, like its subject, I II. Ide who copied this particu- has a history. The artist is Dr.ilar photograph for use by Dr.'day and kept $213 million in Phillip J. R. Schmahl. Painting! Schmahl. j space construction at a stand- is strictly his avocation for he I Dr. Schmahl first made a : still. Australian Navy searches for victims of disaster SYDNEY (UPI) — Navy r change officers from the Brit-| He said the destroyer was search and rescue teams todayj»sh navy. (trailing the carrier, acting a» „ „..„..„,» »u„ K~,I;„<. „t .i „-<,o T he collision occurred about,an escort ship to rescue any pi- rccovered the bodies of three < ^ Qff Anstralia . s casternlots who misscd i andings on th , men, including the captain. | coast whcn the Voyager.; Melbourne, who perished when the "push- 1 blacked out except for mast; The Melbourne swung around button" destroyer Voyager sank,lights, apparently cut across j n A JJ t urn an d the Voyager after it was sliced in two in the carrier's path during night oc g an changing course to stay collision with the aircraft car- training maneuvers. Both vcs-; De hj n d it frier Melbourne. sels were traveling at about 34 .., t appears ^ fa carrymg Th? navy said an official; m.p.h. I this out, the Voyager cut across sion to drop the present 18 per cent federal withholding rate to 14 per cent this year. The House-passed bill would have lowered the rate to 15 per cent this year and to 14 per cent next Jan. 1 but President Johnson asked for the 14 per struction workers for a second i cent rate immediately to pump is clinical professor emeritus of.drawing of this study of Lin- New York City Medical college. I coin before proceeding with the Since coming to Redlands j large portrait which so clearly some 10 years ago, he has been i shows the etched lines of care overseer of the San Bernardino j and the burdens of responsibil- county Blood Bank. jity he bore. But he has also interested; A photograph of Dr. himself in painting, etching. jSchmahi's original drawing was writing poetry and philosophy, j sent by Mr. Ide to former Presi- And he has also become an ac-ldent Herbert Hoover who places complished carpenter and bricklayer. He lives at 845 W. Sun set. The story of his painting of items of Lincoln in his Presidential Library and Museum in West Branch, Iowa. It was President Hoover who Lincoln starts with the late (donated the first gift of books Mrs. L. O. Hammond. She col- j to the Watchorn Lincoln Shrine Iccted Lincoln material in a (in Redlands in 1932. Slow storm drops more snow in Eastern states "It looks just about the way it did yesterday," said a construction spokesman. "Practically everyone is gone again." An Air Force spokesman said most of the other 9.000 union members at the missile center, mostly industrial workers, apparently crossed the picket lines at the cape's main entrances and showed up for work. The shutdown of work on a S45 million moon rocket base and "n four other key facilities in America's drive to conquer space brought a battery of National Labor Relations Board KNLRB) attorneys to the space |center to investigate charges that the picketing was illegal. The picket lines were set up a quick SSOO million a month into the U.S. economy in higher take-home pay. The quick agreement on withholding put industry on notice to get ready to translate the tax cut into fatter paychecks. The bill's supporters hope to get the final measure on the President's desk by Feb. 22. with the new withholding rate effective on March paychecks. The action Monday came atj the first meeting of 14 conferees seeking to work out the differences between the Senate and House tax bills. They will meet again next Monday to start voting on the compromise bill. Congressional aides, issuing revised estimates, said the House bill would cut taxes by S11.2 billion, and the Senate bill by $11.8 billion. There arc 208 differences be- check showed that 79 of the 321 !men aboard the craft when it was struck Monday night could not be accounted for. Navy Minister Alexander J. Forbes said there was "only slight hope" of finding any of them alive. The search was called off tonight, but Forbes said it might be resumed in daylight Wednesday. The three bodies recovered today were the only ones found. The captain, Duncan Stevens, 43, was believed to have been on the bridge when the collision occurred. The other bodies were an officer and an enlisted man. Earlier reports placed t h e number of men aboard at 324, but the navy said tonight that three men believed to have been on the ship had stayed behind at the Jervis Bay naval base. Includes Two Civilians The casualty list showed that the missing men included two civilian technicians and two cx- An immediate inquiry was or-! h ^ o£ the Melbourne and dered but the captain of the; t m nalf ., Forbcs said _ Voyager, Duncan Stevens, on the bridge during the fatal turn, was feared dead. There were no casualties among the 1.000 men on the Melbourne, the flagship of the Australian navy. The carrier, although damaged, helped in the rescue work. The Melbourne's prow cleaved', Fortunate Circumstances Officials said the toll might have been far worse except for this combination of circumstances: —The collision took place only 20 miles from shore and from the Jervis Bay Naval College. Search helicopters and by the Order of Railroad Telc-!tween the two versions, but igraphers, one of 11 unions that j House negotiators have indicat- By United Press International !hours to give crews time tojwent on strike against the FIor-!ed they consider none of them A slu«"ish storm laid down' clear thc runways. The_ shut-jjda East Coast Railway a yearia ma jor_ obstacle to early ap- through the side of the destroy- j rescue boats were on their way er and cut it into two parts.'from Jervis Bay two minutes The sliced off forward section;after receiving distress signals. —Although the area is often shark-infested, there were no reports of sharks around the life rafts and swimmers. The fuel oil pouring from the Voyager's tanks was believed to have kept them away. —The Melbourne, equipped with doctors, a hospital, and rescue gear, was able to help. Eleven other ships rushed to the area. —The aft section of the de- stayed afloat three turned over and sank in 15 minutes. The rear section remained afloat for three hours, spelling the difference between rescue and death for many of the 239 survivors. The 19.000 ton Melbourne is nearly six times the size of the 3.500-ton Voyager. They collided during maneuvers off Jervis Bay, a Pacific inlet 125 miles south of Sydney. Forbes reported to the nation on its worst peacetime naval I stroyer disaster. hours. De Gaulle gives consideration to trip to Far East Legislature adjourns session until March 2 states. The storm grounded Britain's Beatles. The rock 'n roll imports had to take a train instead of a plane from New York to Washington. The storm settled over the Mid-Atlantic Seaboard and promised to pile up snows of a half foot in Washington, Philadelphia and Baltimore. All schools were closed in the five-county Philadelphia area. Schools also closed in southern Ohio, five counties in Maryland, 10 counties in Virginia, and suburbs of Washington. Washington's National Airport closed at mid-morning for three trains with office workers who left their cars at home. Commuter railroads put on extra cars today and all city crews w-ere out shoveling, salting, and sanding the streets. The snows were measured at 24 inches deep in Virginia's Bath County. Baltimore and Philadelphia both measured five inches of snow by midmorning. At least two traffic fatalities in West Virginia were blamed on the storm. To the north, Newport, Vt., registered the nation's lowest temperature—16 below zero. ter, charged the picketing constituted a secondary boycott and was illegal. Similar charges were filed with the NLRB last fall during a two-day strike. EVADES TAXES FRESNO, Calif. (UPI)— Frank Remerowski was sentenced to three months in prison Monday for evading payment of $800 in federal income taxes. Remerowski pleaded guilty to evading taxes during 1958 — when he was employed as an internal revenue agent. proval of a compromise measure for Johnson's signature. Shell pulls out of Senate race LOS ANGELES (UPI)-Joseph Shell, former California state Assemblyman and onetime Re publican gubernatorial hopeful withdrew his name as a possible U.S. Senate candidate Monday and said he would campaign in stead for Presidential hopeful Barry Goldwater. "I believe the most important thing to be accomplished now for the good of the country and its citizens is to nominate Barry Goldwater to be President,' said Shell in making the announcement at a news conference in his home. British invasion again Too much girls may homework, Johnson miss seeing Beatles By JOHN D. PARRY United Press International NEW YORK (UPI) — The Beatles went to Washington today with hopes of meeting two of their fans, Lucy Baines and Lynda Bird Johnson, but the President's daughters decided their homework was more important. The White House announced today that Lucy and Lynda will not attend the Beatles' performance at the Coliseum or a masked ball at the British Embassy, even though they were invited. The Beatles are expected to drop in on the charity ball. "Tonight's a school night," said a White House spokesman, explaining that both of Presi dent Johnson's daughters have a heavy load of homework. The spokesman confirmed that both girls like the Beatles. The British rock 'n' roll sensations left quietly by train this morning when a snowstorm made it uncertain whether their scheduled plane would be able to land at the capital. Heavy details of policemen and detectives were assigned to their departure, but teen-age fans of the quartet failed to show up. Police Surround Hotel The Beatles spent the night at the Hotel Plaza, which was surrounded by police barricades. Their 12th floor suite was watched over by an all- night police detail and one reporter had to go through three security checks before being permitted to speak to one of the Beatles. The long-hairs of the teen set spent part of their last day in New York sightseeing, twisting, meeting the press and local disc jockeys. The win-some four-some — John Lennon, Ringo Starr George Harrison and Paul McCartney — said they had not been invited to the White House but: "We wouldn't mind meeting the President's daughters." The red-hot singing group, who drew the frantic admiration of thousands of teen-age beatleniks and gave the staid Plaza its wildest hours since the fictionalized moppet Heloise rampaged through its carpeted corridors, are scheduled to rub elbows with Washington's diplomatic set. To Attend Ball After their Coliseum show- fall 8,000 seats have been sold out) they are to attend a charity ball at the British Embassy. The ball is sponsored by Ambassador Sir David Ormsby- Gore and his wife and the official word in Washington is "if you can't get to the Coliseum, get to the ball." The ball, selling tickets at $5 apiece, benefits British and American organizations fighting juvenile delinquency. The Washington police put more officers on duty to handle the arrival of the hair-in-the- eyes boys. By DE VAN L. SHUMWAY pay off claims without admitting United Press International inability. But what Wilison SACRAMENTO (UPI)—The|wanted was for the 1,970 vic- PARIS (UPI) — President, Legislature adjourned its special;tims of the Dec. 14 Baldwin Charles dc Gaulle is consider- j session today until March 2 after[Hills flood, caused by a sudden ing a trip to the Far East tojvoting final approval to thejbreak in a dam, to get paid an follow up his recognition of Communist China and other moves to restore French infiu ence in Asia, informed sources said today. The sources said De Gaulle's trip would start with Pakistan. There was no official confirma tion of the plan but observers noted a Pakistani newspaper said recently President Mohammed Ayub Khan would invite De Gaulle to visit the country. The French government was reported relieved by Nationalist China's announcement Monday in Taipei, Formosa, that it is breaking diplomatic relations with France and recalling its 16-man mission from Paris be cause of French recognition of Communist China Jan. 27. The Nationalist Chinese move took France out of an embarrassing situation. De Gaulle, al ready under fire from the United States and other allies for recognizing the Peking regime, did not want to make the first move toward severing realtions with Taipei. Communist China had made it clear, however, that it would not go through with diplomatic relations as long as France recognized "two Chinas" — one on the Chinese mainland and the other on the island of Formosa. Quote of Day WASHINGTON — President Johnson, in a statement hailing the approval by the House of the civil rights bill: "The overwhelming passage .. .of the civil rights bill marked an historic step forward for the cause of human dignity in America. It represents a culmination of long months of hard work by men of good will in both parties." Baldwin Hills Relief Bill. The Assembly voted 62 - 2 to send thc measure, with Senate modifications, to Gov. Edmund G. Brown for his signature. Assemblyman Lester A. McMillan, D-Los Angeles, whose district comprises Baldwin Hills voted against the Senate modifications. He warned that "if some relief is not forthcoming to my people by March there are going to be some sparks flying." The bill shot from the Upper Chamber Monday evening on a unanimous 32-0 vote but it had received some major alterations. As introduced by Assemblyman George Wilison, D-Huntington Park, the measure would have allowed insurance com-| panics anywhere in the state to aggregate total of $14.8 million immediately. Taking him at his word, the Senate Judiciary Committee amended the bill to apply only to the Baldwin Hills victims—thus raising an issue of constitutionality. The constitution prohibits class legislation for a particular group. Also, because insurance attorneys indicated they wouldn't pay now until the case was tested in court, the committee gave the bill a direct street to the State Supreme Court. This was done technically by including a provision for a "declaratory judgment" on the constitutionality. Individual insurance policies of homeowners in the flood area did not cover damage from the • Continued on page 2) CIVIC leader doubts fair Dallas trial for Ruby DALLAS (UPI)—Stanley Marcus, Dallas civic leader and president of the famed Neiman- Marcus store, testified today he had "grave reservations" whether Jack Ruby could get a fair trial for murder in Dallas. Marcus was lead-off witness at the second day of the change of venue hearing on a defense demand that Ruby be tried in another Texas city for slaying Lee Harvey Oswald, the accused assassin of President Kennedy. "I have grave reservations whether the defense or prosecution can get a fair trial in Dallas," Marcus said, under questioning by chief defense counsel Melvin Belli. 'I have reservations as to where he can get a fair trial." Ruby appeared calm as he entered the court, in contrast to his tears and nervousness at the start of the change of venue hearing Monday. He said he was reading a book entitled "Collision Course" about the sinking of the liner Andrea Doria in 1956. The change of venue hearing resumed 35 minutes late this morning. Belli was late getting to court. The six-man defense team worked far into the night on strategy for the hearing that was expected to end late Wednesday. Barring a change of venue, the trial was scheduled to start in Dallas next Monday. The defense denied a report that Ruby visited Communist Cuba last year.
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