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ffa cts; 74th Year Phone 793-3221 REDLANDS, CALIFORNIA, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 1964 $1.50 Per Month Sixteen Pages 10 Cents Ruby to be tried in Dallas DALLAS (UPI) — Judge Joe B. Brown today ordered the defense and prosecution to try to pick a jury in Dallas for the murder trial of Jack Ruby. Decision on a defense demand to transfer the trial to another Texas city was postponed. The ruling came after four days of heated argument in a change of venue hearing over whether the slayer of accused presidential assassin Lee Harvey Oswald could get a fair trial in Dallas. Trial was scheduled to begin Monday, with Dist. Atty. Henry Wade seeking the death penalty for the night club operator. Brown withheld a ruling on the defense demand for removal nf the trial to another Texas city. He ordered both sides to start questioning prospective jurors Monday. He said he would not rule until he saw how the questioning of jurors went. Chief defense attorney M-slvin Belli argued that Ruby, 52. could not be tried fairly in Dallas. I Ruby, killer of Oswald, and his defense lawyers believe that chances are slim for a fair trial in Dallas. They paraded 41 witnesses to the stand in the change of location hearing and 25 said they favored a different city for the murder trial. Brown abruptly halted testimony Thursday, said he had heard enough talk and would announce his decision today. Court observers said there were three probable alternatives for Brown: I —Allow the change of venue.' —Deny the motion. I —Delay a decision, allow thei trial to start as scheduled Mon-; day and rule in favor of a! change if selection of an unbiased jury bogs down. The hearing was in ils fourth day when Brown told Ruby's lawyers he wanted to hear no more witnesses, if . they were only going to testify that Ruby would be unable to get a fair trial in Dallas. The state called no witnesses in rebuttal of the defense motion to move the case. Dist. Atty. Henry Wade introduced 38 affidavits that said Ruby could get a fair trial in Dallas. DISTURBED — Jack Ruby appears disturbed as Judge Joe B. Brown hears arguments on his plea for a transfer of his trial to another Texas city. Today the judge decided Ruby's trial will be attempted in Dallas where the night club operator murdered Lee Oswald, assassin of President Kennedy. (UPI Telephoto) New brand of diplomacy It's swing and sway with LBJ these days Sinatra, Jr. denies kidnap hoax LOS ANGELES (UPI)—Frank Sinatra Jr. emphatically denied his kidnaping was a hoax, but, WASHINGTON (UPI)— The-tered its views on selling suchiGore automatically accedes to;Moscow within the next few admitted on the witness stand!L - nitcd states an( j Bri(am faj],^:things as buses to Cuba. In!the title. ;months and some could involve today he told his captors he durmg tw0 davs ol too-level' {act ' he said he ex P ects 3Uch ! The British official party heli-j credits of 12 to 15 years. U.S. hnrovl ihnv "ant • wav" I ;U.S.-opposed trade to increase. I coptered to nearby Andrews Officials said they understood ' I , b , talks here to even dent their| "High Batting Average" Air Force Base, Md. They took i the British already were nego- llie final question under Qi-hard differences over trade Rusk, in a farewell speechloff in a chartered jet on theltiating to export chemical rect examination was whethertwith Cuba and credits to the!this morning as the British of-inon-stop flight to London. jplants, among other industrial the kidnaping was a publicity;Soviet Union. But President:ficial party left for home, treat-1 The prime minister wound up^ equipment, to Russia on long- Johnson, Home friendly but agree to disagree stunt at any time. The young singer's answer was a crisp, "no." Under cross-examination during Johnson and Prime Ministerjed the disagreements lightly, jtwo days of talks with Johnson term credit. Alec Douglas-Home were said | "It is rumored," Rusk said, i by making it clear Britain I Report of Completion to have established a warm j "that we did not agree on one personal relationship. lor two things, but that gives us A "very high batting aver-!a very high batting average, the trial of three men ac-jage" of agreements over dis-]We achieved a degree of agree- cuscd of kidnaping the young j agreements in the talks was | ment on matters around singer, attorney Charles Crouch|stressed today by Secretary ofworld." would not agree to curb non- 1 Almost simultaneously, the military but critical industrial London Daily Mail reported exports to Cuba. that some such agreements Sir Alec also indicated the- with Moscow already had been thej British could not agree to the'completed and others were in iU.S. desire for a five-year limi-ithe works. Jr. asked, "Did you make thej State Dean Rusk in a brief j Rusk said the Anglo-Amer-Uation on commercial credit to Sir Alec and Lady Douglas- following statement, 'You won't I speech as the prime minister iiean meetings were good "in! the Soviet Union. iHome were honored Thursday believe me but I hope you guys I departed for London. the truest sense of the word."! He told a news conference night by President and Mrs. get away with this. I know what| The pluses also were empha- Among those who saw thcjThursday that British trade!Johnscn at a White House din- it is to be afraid. You guys sized in a joint U.S.-British!prime minister off was British with Cuba actually may have a^ner. have got guts.'" communique following White j Ambassador David 0 r m s b y "tendency" to rise in coming The President and the prime Sinatra answered, "yes." ; House talks, and in informal; Gore. Only a few persons, in- months. High U.S. officials said minister issued a joint oommu- ' remarks Thursday night at a eluding Douglas-Home, knew'that was the impression he nique in which they agreed in White House dinner for Doug- that the ambassador received gave the President. general terms on policy toward ~!las-IIome and his party. word only a short time earlier! As for credits to Russia, he;nearly all major foreign policy I But Douglas-Home left no'of the death in Britain of his j said Britain probably would [problems, but barely mentioned 'doubt that Britain had not ai-jfather. Lord Harlech. Ormsby;sign new trade contracts withjthc sticky trade issues. Sinatra also said he told hi kidnapers he would "help youj as much as possible. Don't worry about roadblocks At another point during the cross-examination by Crouch Sinatra was questioned about his earlier statements that he kept his hand over his eyes on orders of the kidnapers as they were taking him from his motel room Dec. 8. Sinatra said, "I kept my hand over my eyes because I was afraid I would get, shall we say, my intestines blown out." Earlier Sinatra testified under direct examination that he once threatened to kill two of his alleged kidnapers because he felt his life was in danger. Young Sinatra, in his second day on the witness stand at By HELEN THOMAS United Press International ; Ins-Home and his wife. Sir Alcei thc 1, . r j a! of lhT ^P m ™ accused idanced for about 40 minutes; 0 ' Kidnaping him U. S. arranges for Soviet official to see Nossenko Juvenile crime up NEWPORT BEACH (UPI) — Preliminary figures for the past year show that juvenile crime in California may have increased by as much as 12 per cent, Atty. Gen. Stanley Mosk disclosed Thursday. Weather Redlands Weather Today Highest 63, Lowest 32 One Year Ago Highest 65, Lowest 53 Tomorrow's Sunrise and Sunset 6:34 a.m.— 5:33 p.m. No smog, allowable burning Saturday, Sunday, Monday San Bernardino Valley: Mostly sunny Saturday. Cooler tonight but slightly warmer Saturday. Lows tonight 28-35. U.S. Weather Bureau Noon Forecast While Southern California will have mostly sunny weather today, Saturday and Sunday there will be some patchy cloudiness Saturday. The Santa Ana winds of Thursday night are ending but it appears likely that we will have another Santa Ana wind situation Saturday night and Sunday morning when gusty north to northeast winds will be blowing in most areas. The ma jor temperature changes will be at night due to the changeable wind. In most areas temperatures tonight will be cooler but on Saturday night they will not be quite so cool due to the wind expected. Daytime temperatures will remain rather cool. Temperatures and precipitation for the 24-hour period ended at 4 a.m. High Low Precip. made the ques WASHINGTON fUPl) - It'^himsclf and left thc partv in a|s>talcmcnt under direct HA&Mi.-NOiuiM tutu n '\„ av moot i lc | Iin „ j ohnson j.Mioning of government prosecu- swing and sway with LBJ these " a> " ,00 "' «c»'n« Johnson it, T , j sh ridan t> . , u . as ([lc |j csl VJS|l j )ac j cvcr |loi lliuilldb J. aiu.iiu.dii. days at thc Wnitc House. na(i . j The 20-year-old singer told a The President has inaugurat- Seeing thc prime minister tojfederal court Jury that, he ed a sort of dancing diplomacy i the door was about the only that sends chiefs of state and [break the President took from the dance floor. Khrushchev fells of Soviet military cuts By HENRY SHAPIRO United Press International MOSCOW (UPI) — Premier Nikita S. Khrushchev announced today that the Soviet Union is making cuts in the strength of its armed forces. "The Soviet Union is making certain cuts in its military ex-jsia requested thc interview in f The State Department told j made contact with U.S. offi- penditurcs and the numericall a note delivered to the Statcjnewsmcn that U. S. officials jcials, where he was taken or strength of its armed forces not) Department by a Russian em-j will be present during the inter- whether his request for U.S. because of economic dstrength bassy messenger Wednesday, jview. This also is the normal asylum had been granted, of its armed forces not because) Thc Soviet note also asked practice in such cases. i Meantime, the U.S. Embassy WASHINGTON (UPI) — The State Department said today it is arranging for Soviet officials to interview Russian secret police defector Yuri Nossenko "at an early date in the United States." A U. S. spokesman said Russia requested thc interview in lum. cal asylum. It identified him ay He said Nossenko is "agree- a staff officer of the KGB, Rus- able" to being interviewed by sia's committee for state secu- Soviet officials and that such rity and one of its main secu- meetings are normal interna-,rity and espionage agencies, tional practice in cases in! The State Department de- which the defector himself is clined at that time to give any willing to be interviewed. : information how or where he ambassadors away smiling after state affairs at the Executive Mansion. Johnson, who cuts a cool if somewhat sedate rug, danced for two hours Thursday night in the East Room of the White House, cutting in often on others and winding up shortly after midnight when the orchestra played the traditional "Good Night Ladies." The dance followed a state dinner in honor of British Prime Minister Sir Alec Doug- 1 i Thc affair marked the second While House dance in a week for the Johnsons. Earlier the first family played host to the capital's diplomatic corps and the President spent more than two hours dancing with many of his guests at that time. The President and the First Lady invited 136 to the black tie dinner for Sir Alec and Lady Douglas-Home, and asked 200 more in afterward for the dancing. Boston 45 33 Chicago 35 25 .02 Cincinnati 36 29 .01 Denver 38 23 .06 Fairbanks -12 -20 .02 Fort Worth 49 29 Helena 34 23 Honolulu 82 70 .06 Kansas City 43 30 Las Vegas 55 37 Los Angeles 66 47 Minneapolis 31 16 .01 New York 39 34 .01 Oklahoma City 48 27 Palm Springs 72 46 Phoenix 65 42 Sacramento 58 38 Salt Lake City 28 2 .08 San Francisco 57 50 Seattle 47 38 T Washington 43 36 Elvis finally to give away costly yacht HOLLYWOOD (UPI) — Elvis Presley gave away a 555,000 yacht for the third time Thursday—and this time it apparently has been accepted. Elvis first tried to give the one-time presidential yacht of Franklin D. Roosevelt to the March of Dimes, then to the 7th Coast Guard Auxiliary at Miami, Fla. Both had to turn down the gift. March of Dimes officials explained the charity could not maintain it with donated funds: the Coast Guard Auxiliary said regulations wouldn't allow them to accept. The "Potomac" was finally accepted Thursday in behalf of St. Jude Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., Presley's home town. Comedian Danny. Thomas, who founded the hospital, was to receive the yacht formally in ceremonies today at Long Beach, where it has been anchored since the previous owners put it on the auction block. A spokesman indicated the hospital would sell the yacht and use thc money for a leukemia fund. Young Republicans in conclave made the threat on Tuesday, Dec. 10. while he was held in a Canoga Park hideout guarded by the kidnapers whom he has designated only as "No. 2 man" and "No. 3 man." "I informed them I had no reason to believe I had any security and if I was not released by a certain time I told them I was going to kill both of them and the only way they could stop me was by killing me," Sinatra testified. Then the witness said the two men, "assured me they were physically larger" than I was. He said nothing further camej from the exchange of threats; of economic difficulties but be cause of considerations of com imon sense, guided by a sincere desire for peace," Khrushchev said in a long speech to a special meeting of the Communist party central committee. But the premier did not elaborate on the size of the cuts. Khrushchev's remarks to the meeting devoted to the nation's ailing agriculture were released in summary form by the official news agency Tass. The full text was not imme-J diately available. Khrushchev also snubbed Communist China and scoffed at a U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) report on the slowness of Russian economic growth. for information on how Nossen ko, a Russian KGB official attached lo the Soviet disarmament delegation in Geneva, came into U. S. hands. State Department press officer Richard I. Phillips said Nossenko, 36, is now in the United States, but he would not say where. Phillips also would not say whether the United States has granted or will grant Nossen- ko's request for political asy- At one point, Phillips told re- in Moscow announced that For- porters that Nossenko at a fu-|eign Minister Andrei Gromyko ture date might hold a press;had summoned U.S Ambassa- conferencc. Idor Foy Kohler to discuss the Nossenko, who had been serv-l Nossenko affair. The embassy ing as an "expert" in Russia's; would not elaborate. delegation to the 17-nation disarmament conference in Geneva, was reported by the Russians to have disappeared from Geneva earlier this month. The U.S. State Department announced last Monday that Nossenko had asked for politi- According to Moscow sources, the Soviet government was considering the possibility of recalling its delegation from the Geneva disarmament talks although a Russian spokesman previously had rejected any such thought. In his speech, Khruschcv di- but "I detected a certain nor- agnoscd the ills of Soviet farm- vousness among thc parties.":j ng anc j recommended certain remedies. He also briefly on these points: Gonzalez opposes Bracero labor Committee studies dam construction Navy to soon have water plant at Guantanamo : Thursday young Sinatra testified he "played it cool" with (his kidnapers to save his life SAN DIEGO (UPI)—Thc an-jaftcr the Dec. 8 kidnaping, state convention of thc Cal-' ! nua ifornia Y'oung Republicans opens tonight with a party and dance, but thc meeting gets down to serious business in the next two days. An estimated 1.000 delegates expected to attend will select a new president to succeed Robert A. Gaston and will hear speeches from Rep. James B. Utt, R-Calif., and actor Ronald Reagan. Law-abiding citizens needed SAN DIEGO (UPI)—Increased cooperation of the law - abiding citizen is the greatest need of California 1 a w enforcement agencies, according to David T. Donaldson, supervising inspector of the California Highway Pa trol in four counties. Donaldson, who heads the patrol in San Diego, Riverside San Bernardino and Imperial Counties, spoke Thursday at a meeting of the downtown Exchange Club. Brown to caff hearings on farm labor needs SACRAMENTO (UPI) —Gov. Edmund G. Brown today announced a hearing on how to fill California's farm labor needs after the Mexican brac­ ero supply stops. Brown called the hearing for March 13 in Sacramento. He said it is co-sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor. The governor and Under Secretary of Labor John Hcnning will be co-chairmen of the meeting. The bracero program is scheduled to terminate the end of this year. Brown invited representatives j of grower and labor groups to; suggest answers to specific problems of recruitment, wages, housing, transportation, labor- management relations and costs. Other groups whose programs are involved also were invited to attend the hearing. Brown's announcement estimated that Mexican nationals performed about 20 per cent of the state's farm labor last year. But he said they represented about 63 per cent of the labor in tomatoes and lettuce, 60 per cent in strawberries, 40 per cent in oranges, and from a third to a half of thc work in seven other major crops. Johnson in St. Louis for celebration WASHINGTON (UPI) —Presi dent Johnson flew to St. Louis today to help the city celebrate its 200th birthday anniversary. The trip was billed as non political and Johnson planned to keep a speech that way tonight when he appears at a St. Louis bicentennial dinner. He returns to Washington tonight Before the formal speech, he was expected to speak briefly at a tree-planting ceremony at St. Louis University. Also on the presidential agenda was a visit to a 600-foot stainless steel arch way being built by the govern ment to commemorate the Louisiana Purchase and to serve as a symbolic gateway to the West. Injury fatal to Pomona man POMONA (UPI) — Richard Dennis Brakke, 24, Pomona, died early today of internal injuries suffered when he was struck in the chest by a piece of aluminum he had been milling. Donald K. Seward, 20, Ontario, was injured slightly in the accident Thursday night at the Loud Machine Works in Pomona. —Soviet arms cuts will not affect thc Kremlin's military punch, which must be kept strong because "imperialists refuse to accept Soviet proposals and come to terms on disarmament." —Russia has found the right path to communism and "willj fight revisionists, dogmatists,! and the newly backed Trotsky- ites who, while making high- sounding revolutionary phrases about the struggle against im perialism, undermine the unity of the world Communist move ment by their splitting activities." Friendship Anniversary This was as close as Khrushchev came to mentioning the Chinese Communists — al though today is the 14th anniversary of the Soviet-Chinese friendship treaty on which relations between the two Communist giants are based. Khrushchev's speech was almost wholely devoted to agriculture. He said the CIA report that the current rate of Soviet economic growth is only 2.5 per cent per year was the "crude work of the American intelligence operatives." It became thc laughing stock even of the bourgeois press," he said. The premier said Soviet in dustrial output increased 19 per cent last year while the gross national product — including farming—went up 11 per cent. Claims Greater Production He claimed that Soviet steel, oil and cement production already was greater than that in the United States. j OROVILLE (UPI)—A special; • Senate investiating committee! WASHINGTON (UPI) — Rep.!visited the Oroville Dam proj-! WASHINGTON (UPI) — The touchedj H Gonzalez, D - Tex., has ect Thursday'and scheduled a N - avv savs that . - h 'urged President Johnson not toipublic hearing Feb. 19. says that a pIant wmel1 BULLETIN VAN NUYS (UPI) — An on- employed mechanic was arraigned today on four counts of kidnap in connection with the abduction of actor Leon Ames' wife, but his attractive wife was cleared of charges. commit his administration to! The senators are looking intoi"" " e - SaIt 14 miUion gaUons extension of thc Mexican mi-jcriticisms involving the cost and 0 sea water da 'ly wi " °e "» grant labor (bracero) law whcnisafcty of the huge dam. (Operation at the Guantanamo the chief executive confers withi- base "23 weeks from the date Mexican President Adolpho Lo-; n , f ^ j 0 f the contract award." ! Moving with unusual speed, i the Navy acted Thursday to Brown's prediction pez Mateos. Gonzalez Thursday made public a letter he wrote to Johnson Feb. 10. Thc letter opened by saying that "no doubt" Johnson and Lopez Mateos would discuss the bracero program. Congress last year extended authority for American farmers to import Mexican laborers until Dec. 31. "Clearly, the sense of Congress is that this program should come to an end...," Gonzalez wTote. "It is equally clear that President Kennedy opposed the program and intended not to extend it again... "In light of these facts, and in light of the incontrovertible evidence that the operation of the bracero program has caused much needless suffering to American farm workers while being of little or no benefit to the Mexican workers, there can be no benefit to either this country or to Mexico by again extending this program." Quote of Day WASHINGTON — British;provide a permanent source of f™ e JH^!Z^L ^"L?™!!!- 1 tosh ™ter i°r the Cuban base and announced that Westinghouse International of New York had been selected as las-Home, referring to his dif ferences with President John-j son over trade with Cuba in a jesting White House toast: "We may send more buses to Cuba but we will not let anything interfere fundamentally with our friendship. Esperanto accepted by Russians TUNBRIDGE WELLS, England (UPI) — The Soviet Union is lifting a ban on Esperanto, thus ending a 77-year fight by the Esperantists to have the artificial international language recognized, a British Esperanto association spokesman said today. Jack Cox, spokesman for the LOS ANGELES (UPI) —Gov.(Universal Esperanto Associa- Edmund G. Brown predicted jtion, said a book of poems and Thursday that success of an in-j itiative to nullify the Rumford Housing Act "could touch off a whirlwind of demonstrations and violence which this state has never before witnessed." songs in Esperanto has been published in Moscow. He said a million people in the world can speak Esperanto, invented in 1877 by a Pole, Ludwig Za- menhof. Delegation to UN NICOSIA, Cyprus (UPI) — Cyprus President Archbishop Makarios will send a delegation to the United Nations Security Council "in a few days" following failure of Anglo-American attempts to set up a peace force for this embattled island, high diplomatic sources said today. prime contractor for the job. Navy Secretary Paul H. Nitze told Congress the project is expected to cost S19.7 million and involves construction also of a 12,500-kilowatt power plant and a 4-million gallon underground storage reservoir. The Navy had no estimate of how long it would take to work out a detailed contract with Westinghouse, but this was expected to follow- quickly. Present plans call for moving the water distillation plant now at Point Loma, San Diego, Calif., to Guantanamo. St. Valentine's day everywhere but Indiana BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (UPI);problem regarding student con—It may have been Valentine's Day elsewhere but today was no day for romance on the Indiana University campus — at least in the Sycamore Hall women's dormitory. A controversial rule against kissing in the form's lounge remained in effect and it appeared it would remain in effect. The student Senate Thursday night adopted a resolution condemning the "university dictation of student morals" but calling on the student government's board of standards to study the problem. The board, which is to report m three weeks, was asked to lielfmme whether there is a duct in public and, if so, to make recommendations for handling it. Speculation was that the Senate would wind up endorsing the rule which the counseling staff at the dormitory put into effect last week and which was first enforced early this week. The major complaint appeared, to be the counselors' action in adopting the regulation without consulting the dormitory student council or other branches of student government. The resolution condemning the rule and calling for the study was approved 16-2 with one of the negative votes cast by a senator from Wells Quadrangle which includes Sycamore Hall.

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