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Batfo 74th Year Phone 793-3221 REDLANDS, CALIFORNIA, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 1964 $1.50 Per Month Twelve Paqes 10 Cents Harry Sheppard's decision on candidacy on March 10 NO ROOF — The complete destruction of the biochemistry loborofory on the second floor of Edword Risley Holl ot the University of Loma Undo is inspected by Mrs. Richard Beltz, wife of Dr. Richard Beltz, associate professor of biochemistry. Fire raged through the medical research structure yesterday, leaving o moze of twisted pipe and rows of stools where laboratory work benches once stood. (Daily Facts photo by Clifford J. Kenison) Communist Cuba found guilty of aggression NEW YORK (VPI) - Infer- American investigators have found Communist Cuba guilty of four counts of aggression against Venezuela, UPI learned today from diplomatic sources The Venezuelan charges against Cuba, filed Dec. 3, 1963, with the Organization of American States (OAS) and substantiated by a five-nation investigating team, include: —Subversive propaganda sent to Venezuela from Cuba. —The training of Venezuela guerrillas and terrorists by Cuba. —Cuban financing of insurrectionary acts in Venezuela. —Cuban dispatch of arms and instructions to the Venezuelan underground for subversion and terrorism. The report of the investigators runs about 30 pages and includes several hundred pages of annexes and comments. The final draft is being prepared in Washington now and should be distributed before the end of the month. After member nations have had a chance to sludy and discharges. On its return to Washington, a 10-page cable was sent Cuba at Brazilian insistence advising Cuba of the nature of the Venezuelan charges and inviting a written reply to them although Cuba was expelled from the OAS family of nations a year ago. The Cuban reply was a torrent of vilification including Castro classification of the OAS as a "ministry of colonies" for the United States. The rejee tion by Cuba of the OAS invitation left the way open for publication and distribution of the investigators' report. The evidence against Cuba submitted by Venezuela and on which the OAS investigators based their findings on the four counts included, among other things: Weather Redlands Weather Today Highest 64, Lowest 34 One Year Ago Highest 65, Lowest 49 Tomorrow's Sunrise and Sunset 6:36 a.m. — 5:32 p.m. No smog, allowable burning. San Bernardino Valley: Mostly sunny Friday. Strong gusty northerly winds tonight and Fri day below canyons. Not quite so cool tonight. Lows tonight 35-45. U.S. Weather Bureau Noon Forecast Sunny weather will prevail in Southern California this after noon, Friday and Saturday. There will be gusty northerly winds spreading over much of the area this afternoon but the winds will subside Friday night- Temperatures tonight will not be quite so cool in the windy areas b u t the mountains and deserts will be a little cooler Friday. Highs this afternoon will be in the 40s in the mountains, in the 60s along the beaches and in the coastal and intermediate valleys, near 60 in the up per desert valleys and near 70 in the lower desert valleys. 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.: Boston Chicago 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 High Low Precip 33 26 39 32 .20 34 14 .15 34 24 .48 58 41 .43 36 24 82 70 .01 40 31 .38 58 30 67 47 40 25 .02 41 30 £0 34 71 32 61 40 33 17 63 49 42 37 .10 39 22 gest the investigative commission^ report, the OAS council may meet to act directly on it or summon a conference of hemisphere foreign ministers. The OAS, acting as a body under the provisions of the 1947 mutual and pact of Rio De Janeiro, then could apply one or more of the following sanctions against the Castro regime: Withdrawal of ambassadors; rupture of diplomatic relations; rupture of consular relations; partial or total interruption of economic relations or rail, sea, air. postal, telegraphic or telephonic communications—or the use of armed force against Cuba. There has been only one prior instance in the history of the inter-American system of collective sanctions recommended in line with the Rio pact. In August, 1960, t'.i foreign min isters. of 20 American nations voted at Venezuela's request to break diplomatic relations with the Trujillo regime in the Do minican Republic, suspend trade in arms and war materi el and a partial economic boy cott. The five-nation committee which investigated the Venezuelan charges against Cuba comprised Argentina, Colombia, Costa Rica, the United States and Uruguay. It spent a week in Venezue la (Dec. 8-15) in an on-the-spot investigation of the Venezuelan Library dedicated to Kennedy LOS ANGELES (UPI) — The John F. Kennedy Memorial Library at California State College at Los Angeles was dedicated Wednesday in a brief Lincoln Day ceremony. Architect Charles Luckman. chairman of the college's board of trustees, called the new. library addition "a living memorial to express President Kennedy's vivid concern for the unfinished business of the country and the world." The building is slated for completion in 1967. Noise tests for sonic booms in Oklahoma City OKLAHOMA CITY (UPI) — Boom, boom, boom, boom — eight times a day. It's an ear-wracking government sonic boom test to see how humans and cities can stand up under the rattling noise supersonic airliners will create. Oklahoma City is the town. One man has already had enough. He filed suit Wednesday in U.S. District Court charging the tests were-unconstitutional. Woodrow W. Busscy said the boom tests set a precedent that "conceivably" could lead to such things as birth control without prior consent of the citizens. Also. Bussey said, booms hurt his cars. j Bussey sought an injunction! to halt the tests by the Federal \viation Agency (FAA). The FAA began Feb. 3 with flights that caused the booms. They started at one-a-day and increased to the present eight. Results of the tests will help decide whether the United States should develop super sonic transport planes. Hearing ends on location of Ruby murder trial DALLAS (UPD-The talka­ thon hearing to determine whether Jack Ruby can get a fair murder trial in Dallas sputtered to an end today with a parting prosecution blast that the defense was simply trying to "get publicity" for the slayer. Judge Joe B. Brown c u t short the hearing as it entered its fourth day and announced he would rule at noon PST Friday on the defense demand that Ruby be tried in another Texas city for the slaying of accused presidential assassin Lee Harvey Oswald. The 52-year-old nightclub operator, calm through most of the proceedings, wept as he entered court today and bitterly denied he had brought shame on Dallas. Trial On Monday The trial was scheduled to start in Brown's court Monday and Dist. Atty. Henry Wade: said he was ready to begin in J his effort to send Ruby to the | electric chair. ! The possibility that veteran Democratic Congressman Harry R. Sheppard of this district might not be a candidate for re-election this June was disclosed today in Washington in the midst of a flurry over his sudden deposit of $275,000 in various accounts. Mr. Sheppard said there was [nothing improper about these sudden deposits, that he was merely putting his financial affairs in order because of h i s age (79) and health. Further, he said he plans another physical checkup between now and the campaign filing period and that if it "indicates it is time for me to take off, I'm [going to take off." j He said he would make this 'decision by March 10. This is just 10 days prior to the March 20 filing deadline for the June i primary. > To date, two Republicans — Jerry Pettis and V. Dennis War- Idle — have already announced ! their candidacies. No Democrats are yet in the race since it had ,becn generally assumed that 1 Mr. Sheppard would run again -for the office he has held con- tinously since 1936. The details of his financial transactions and his statements on physical condition are in the following Washington dispatch: money because he did not have ceeds from the liquidation of his time to watch investments and business affairs before he came because he did not want income : to Congress, a small inheritance {which would have put him in a,and the paying off of an en- higher income tax bracket. dowment policy when he Sheppard. who was firstreached the age of 60. elected to Congress in 1936. is; His financial records, he said, a member of the House Appro-jwould be "completely available priations Committee. 'to any government agency with "For many years during my a legitimate interest in them." service in Congress I had kept j "If I had anything to hide I my life's savings in a safe de-;certainly would not have deposit box," he said. "The bulkjposited this money in public HARRY R. SHEPPARD of S27j.000 in Washington banks and savings and loan associations. He said, however, that the deposits had been made over a "period of several days" rather than in one day as reported earlier. WASHINGTON (UPI) — RepJ The money, he said, had been Harry R. Sheppard, D - Calif., lying idle in a safe deposit box denied today that there wasjfor years, "anything irregular or improp- The 79-year-old cr" about his sudden depositjsaid he had not of this money was accumulated during my business career before I entered public life and was elected to Congress." 'I have kept this money in cash because I have had very little time during my Congressional service to watch over investments or to become involved in other business turcs," he said. savings institutions which are required by law to report all interest payments together with my Social Security identification number." he said. Sheppard said he had "no apologies to make" for having saved money to be left to his wife and for charities. He said ven-ihe had decided to deposit the ! money in order to prepare for Sheppard made the statements distribution, at a news conference in his of- He said he had reached the fice. idecisinn while in the hospital Asked whether he bad anyjlast December and in view of financial interest in any busi-;his age. ncss at this time, he acknowledged that he held a "small amount of stock" but declined to identify in which company or companies. He said no conflict of interest was involved. "That's going to far." he replied when asked if he would identify the corporations. . _ 'I'm not going to put myselflgoing to do it myself." in the position of a forced; He said he had stepped up his ale." he said. own physical examinations to Sheppard said the money in'three times a year and that he his safe deposit box had beenjwould have another checkup be- Congressman'accumulated over the years. Hejforc the final date for filing for invested thcisaid it represented savings, pro-!officc in California. Because of his health, he said, he had not yet decided whether he would seek re-election this year. No one. he said, should continue in office if he were not physically and mentally able to carry out his work. "I don't think that should be done." he said, "and I'm not Pettis asks source of Sheppard's funds SAN BERNADINO — Congressman Harry Sheppard should make a full public disclosure of the source of $275,000 he reportedly deposited in personal savings accounts, Jerry Pettis declared, today. Pettis, the Republican candidate for Congress, said the disclosure should be made to assure public confidence in t h e county's highest public office holder. Newspapers published stories Wednesday which indicated that Sheppard had made the deposits ,in cash last month to a number Defense Attorney J. H. Tona-jof banks and savings institu- hill said that if the judge refuses to grant a change of venue to another Texas city. "We will try to pick a jury and move after each juror says he can be fair and impartial for a change of venue." Wade said he was "com pletely satisfied" with the way the hearing went, although most of the witnesses said they doubted a fair trial could be held in Dallas. "I feel that the hearing was more to get publicity for them (the defense lawyers) and their client rather than on the merits of the proposition. "Their calling of 160 to ISO witnesses was a publicity deal that was an inconvenience to Dallas," Wade said. Snow covers highways in Midwestern states By United Press International Snow coated highways in the Midwest today and presented death hazards for drivers. Heavy snow warnings were posted for a small area in northern Ohio and western Pennsylvania, with significant snow also forecast for West Virginia and Maryland. Hazardous driving warnings were out for Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Missouri,. Michigan and Wisconsin. Streets were full of slush and up to five inches of fresh snow was on the ground. Rain also fell in the Gulf states. The Weather Bureau said the moisture making up the rain and snow was funneling far northward ahead of an advancing cold front. Two persons died in separate accidents on icy roads in north-- cm Illinois Wednesday. One person was hospitalized after a chartered bus swerved off a snow - slick highway near Princeton, Mo., Wednesday night. St. Louis, Mo., had .56 inches of moisture in a 24 hour period. Belleville, 111., had .48 inches. Albuquerque, N.M., .45 inches, and Kansas City, Mo., 42 inches. The moisture was welcome in the upper Mississippi watershed. The river was too low this week to permit tow boats to open the shipping season on the upper reaches of the Mississippi. Some St. Louis docks arc inaccessible because of the low- water. The Davenport to Burlington stretch in Iowa is the current bottleneck to upper river shipping, rivermen say. Construction back to normal at Cape Kennedy CAPE KENNEDY (UPI) — Construction at the nation's space center returned to normal tcday and the government hoped to keep it that way in the face of a legal fight by tions. "Of course, there is no indication of wrongdoing," Pettis said. "But because of the extremely large sum of cash involved, it would be proper for Mr. Sheppard to explain the source of this money to his constituents." Pettis said that a frank disclosure by the veteran Congressman could silence rumors or speculation. "The question of where a Congressman would bet more than a quarter of a million dollars in cash is natural," Pettis said, "especially in the case of a Congressman who has no apparent business interests." I Started as Townsendite Harry Sheppard has been Congressman since 1936 If Democrat Harry R. Sheppard does decide not to run for re-election this year, as he now indicates might happen, for health reasons, he will be giving up a career that started for him in 1936. That year, he was elected to serve a district which then included all of Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties. He emerged, originally, as an endorsed and drafted candidate of the Townsend clubs of South era California, not as Mr. Democrat as he has since become. Mr. Sheppard came to this county in 1927 and for several years was part of a business known as the "King Beverage company" in the Calimesa area This company produced a medicinal compound known as "King's Maelum," made from highly concentrated apple juice. The process was developed by O. B. King who formed the ori ginal corporation. But Mr. Sheppard eventually by the infusion of additional dis-[ Many prominent Kepublicans posable income. jhave sought to unseat him over (In essence the plan called fori the years but with little sue- payments of $200 a month to all I cess, retired citizens of 60 vears of[ u u„ u t age. The money had to be spent! " eprh ^ bnec . ome ^ « a within 30 days. In original form ^f J\, : ™^L J** the plan was to be financed with' a two per cent tax on all business transactions. Townsend clubs were founded throughout the country with almost religious zeal.) Running solely on the Demo- cause of his service on the military appropriations committee. Mr. Sheppard continues to serve on the appropriations committee and is also chairman of the subcommittee which passes on all construction at mili- Unintelligible at any speed WASHINGTON (UPI) — The government has given up try ing to figure out what the rock n' roll record "Louie Louie" is all about. There were complaints that the platter, recorded on the Wane label by the Kingsmen, had off-color lyrics which could be detected when the 45 r.p.m. disc was played at 33 1-3. The Federal Communications Commission, the Post Office unions to return pickets to the!Department and the Justice gates. i Department started an investi- cratic ticket in 1936, he was vic-i'ary bases. He has been active torious over seven Democraticjin this particular Congressional opponents in the primary, wasj field since his second term in elected in November and has office. been continuously voted into of- While there has always been fice each two years since. | considerable debate on the subject, some give him a good part of the credit for the development of Norton Air Force base as it exists today. Over the years, population expansion has reduced the size of his district until now it includes only San Bernardino county. From the three original counties, it was cut back to Saa Bernardino county and the northeast corner of Los Angeles county (San Fernando, Palmdale, Lancaster) by the 1910 census and subsequent re-districting. By the 1950 census, San Bcr- Atlas catches fire in silo near Roswell "It looks like mostly everybody is back to work today, said a spokesman for (he Army Corps of Engineers, overseer of the vast space construction here. "It's just about normal." Government attorneys were to go before U.S. District Judge George C. Young in Orlando today, seeking continuation of his temporary ban against picketing. The hearing was scheduled for 2 p.m. EST. Attorneys for striking railroad telegraphers sought to defeat the government's petition and have the temporary picketing ban run out at 5 p.m., as scheduled. 'I'm hoping that between 2 p.m., and 5 p.m. I can convince the judge that the court does not have jurisdiction in the matter," said Richard Frank, representing the telegraphers. gation, but finally gave up after listening at speeds ranging from 16 r.p.m; to 78 r.p.m. "We found the record unintelligible at any speed we played it," an FCC spokesman said. acquired all stock in the com, ».. pany and operated it for a pe- ROSWELL, N.M. (UPI)— An riod of time as president andj A < Ias mlss,! <; c /"J hi flT .f m lts , mana"er lsl!o ancl exploded 3o miles east TheVant. which stood just |of Roswell today, the Air Force north of central Calimesa off' s , • . ., „ „. ! the old highway, burned down s ^™ a V™^ u*« Sfi V TIT" in about 1933 |no casuaIlies - Damage was be- inardino county had grown to the Accounts of that era indicat- ;licV(Kj extcnsivc - A column of; point where it required Mr. •dl^^dito^Sj"^ C0UM bC SeeD 35 m "-Sheppard' S attention and tlcment of approximately $100.-1 atta> - , ...... I th , 0 otn " a r«s were rc-allocat- 000 I The spokesman said a "tram-jed It was not long after this. thati m S device" was on the missile Townsend club delegates meeting in Riverside, announced that Mr. Sheppard was their choice as a congressional candidate. It was pointed out that he had been active in the Townsend movement since its inception, was a delegate to the national conclave in 1935 and had also been on an extensive speaking tour in behalf of the movement in other states. (Dr. Francis E. Townsend of Long Beach proposed a plan in and no nuclear warhead involved. He said there would be no evacuation of the area. There was no immediate report on what caused the explosion, but Atlas missiles are fueled by several highly flammable chemicals. Visitors were asked to stay out of the area. The silo, site No. 5 attached to Walker Air Force Base at Roswell, is located right alongside busy U.S. 70. Jud Roberts, owner of a radio 1934 for the purpose of support- station at Roswell, said he could ing the aged and stimulating!see a column of smoke at his I the depressed national economyistation, 35 miles away. Biographical material available on him, indicates he was born in Mobile, Ala., Jan. 10, 1885, and was orphaned at the age of 16 when his parents were killed in a buggy-train accident. With his inheritance, he attended Georgia tech as an engineering major, later working at jobs throughout the midwest. After about 1914, he worked I for some time in the movie industry as a technical adviser on location settings. In 1920 he opened a consulting engineering office in Fresno, leaving there to become part of the King organization in Yucaipa in 1927. Goofy greetings, nutty 'nouncements LOS ANGELES (UPI)—A gag greeting card showing up in the mails these days has resulted in a rash of telephone calls to highway officials lately. The card—one of a series of "nutty announcements" distributed by the Buzza-Cardozo Card Co. of Anaheim, reads: "The Freeway Planning Commission announces that construction will begin immediately on an underpass and interchange right where your house is sitting. "Wishing to avoid imposition to you the commission voted to move your house 20 feet east of its present location to avoid placing an off ramp through your bathroom." Milton C. Stark, public information officer for the Division of Highways here, said Wednesday his office has received numerous calls from persons wanting to know if their houses arc about to be moved. He said the number of sudden inquiries had, the division personnel puzzled for a while—until they found out about the card. Stark said most persons ac cept the card as a gag, but that many aged men and women, or those with language problems, and others think its on the level. Other "nutty announcements" in the new Buzza - Cardoza line: From the "Telephone Co.—" "In view of the fact we have saved a lot of money with all- digit numbers we arc pleased to announce we are about to raise your rates." From the "Park Commission" —"The Park Commission has selected your back yard as a game reserve and your first shipment of buffalo will arrive at 3:45 a.m. next Tuesday." From the "Bureau of Catas- trophy"—"We wish to inform you all elastic in your underwear is scheduled to break at the same time on Thursday at 10 a.m "

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