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74th Year Phone 793-3221 REDLANDS, CALIFORNIA, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 1964 $1.50 Per Month Twelve Pages 10 Cents Johnson committed to civil rights bill as is WASHINGTON (UPI)—Presiiof the legislation, dent Johnson was described to) "We've learned in the Sen- day as "committed" to theate there are times you change House-passed civil rights bill— 1 your mind." Humphrey said. with "no wheels and no deals" that would water down the legislation in the forthcoming Senate fight. Senate Democratic Whip Hti- Strategy Discussed Humphrey held his weekly meeting with reporters in his office following the White House conference of Democrat- bert H. Humphrey, who williic congressional leaders with manage the controversial bill inj President Johnson. The Senate the Senate, told reporters he;civil rights strategy was a top believes Senate Republicans!subject of the White House will follow the lead of most of! meeting. PROSPECTIVE JURORS - Dallas citizens who have been summoned as possible jurors for the murder trial of Jack Ruby listen carefully to the proceedings. Today the first of the group was questioned extensively by Melvin Belli, defense lawyer, as the long job of attempting to pick a jury began. (UPI Telephoto) In Ruby trial Judge threatens to halt questioning, seat juror Army revolts, seizes power in Gabon their House colleagues and support the measure. Humphrey said he believes Senate GOP Leader Everett M. Dirksen, who at one time strongly opposed the key public accommodations provision o f the bill, now will be "very helpful" in the administration effort to gain Senate approval Democratic Leader Mike Mansfield told reporters after the session that Senate consideration of the civil rights bill will last "not for weeks, but months." Humphrey was less pessimistic. He said he would rather estimate the debate in terms of "weeks." But he added: I "Once we start on civil rights—get your pep pills." Senate strategy, he said, continues to be to avoid round- the-clock session during t h e southern filibuster at least un} til after cloture—the gag rule— has been tried. As for Johnson's support of the House bill, Humphrey asserted : "The President is committed to the House bill. There are no wheels, no deals." The measure reached the Senate Monday and Mansfield took it in hand to keep it from being referred to the hostile Judiciary Committee, headed by a southerner. Sen. James 0. Eastland, D-Miss. The administration's efforts to bolster support for the bill received what appeared to be a' Ishot in the arm Monday from Senate Republican Leader Everett M. Dirksen. He told newsmen the bill's key public accommodations provision now is "much more acceptable" than it was when originally drawn. Dirksen has proposed his own "voluntary" approach to the issue of assuring Negroes equal access to motels, hotels, restaurants, stores and other public places, and voiced his adamant opposition to a compulsory system. He said he had given his views to the late President John F. Kennedy on several occasions. But he made it clear he regarded the House version on accommodations, actually drafted by a Republican, Rep. William M. McCulIoch, Ohio, as a big improvement. Compromise tax bill under study U.S. cuts water pipes at Guantanamo base BASE, Cuba (UPI) — The United States, in a dramatic answer to Cuban Premier Fidel Castro, has cut the now unused water WASHINGTON (UPI)—House I P'Pes from Communist Cuba to and Senate negotiators ham-| thls Illl S c base, mcring out a compromise taxi Rear Adm. John D. Bulkelcy, cut bill tentatively decided to -j commander of the base, or- day to strip the big measure of i^ercd a public pipe-cuttin a provision to allow tax deduc- GUANTANAMO N A V A L, water stored on the base would have flowed back into Cuba because the pressure in the mains was so low. "We haven't done it. wc couldn't have done it. and we won't accept Cuban water in the future," Bulkelcy said as the pipe-cutting began. Bulkeley said that after Cuba ceremony staged Monday be- By H. D. OUIGG United Press International DALLAS (UPI) — Dist. Judge Joe B. Brown threatened today to cut off questioning summarily and qualify the first venire­ man called as the first juror selected to try Jack Ruby in the murder of Lee Harvey Oswald. The 55-year-old jurist, a native Dallasite, let famed defense counsel Melvin Belli question the prospective juror for two hours, then the judge took over questioning briefly and twice said he was going to declare Hilliard M. Stone qualified as a juror. However, he did not act. He let Belli run on until lunch time I BRAZZAVILLE, Congo Re ipublic (UPI)—The army revolt |ed and seized power in the rule that he's qualified. Wc are'saw on television. Stone said: |neighboring West African state using too much time." i "I saw Mr. Oswald and sonic 10 ' 9 ab ? n - * broadcast over the Belli has said he will prove officers moving—in the picture :nall0nal radl ° at the capital of by Friday that a fair and im-|on the right... partial jury cannot be picked in f "I saw a man move forward Dallas or its environs—mainly i in front of Mr. Oswald and i lions for political contributions. | cause "Castro has been calling I The provision, which would ; me a liar." have cost the Treasury as: Castro cut off the water sup because of opinions formed through massive coverage by the news media of this county. State Seeks Death Millions of persons in this country and abroad saw either the live television presentation or a film of the violent event similar to the one Stone saw. Dist. Attv. Henry M. Wade. at the outset of questioning ofi "for cause" because Stone, said the state will de-jAttorney Wade says wc are mand the death penalty for pleading this defendant guilty Ruby. He made it plain he will >to the murder of Mr. Oswald." _ not accept for jury duty anyonei }j c said the defense was amiTsVrmy"clalhVs "with" state! w bo would not vote for such a pleading no such thing. attorneys over repeated ques -j Penalty on conviction. • — • " tions about the city of Dallas I Stone told him he would so being on trial and seeking to Note "if it was warranted vindicate itself after having had the President of the United States assassinated in its downtown district. The gray-haired criminal district judge asked Stone directly if he had any opinion as to the guilt or innocence of Ruby, the former Chicago street brawler and Dallas nightclub operator. Stone said he had not. The judge turned to Belli and said: "Counselor, I am going to Weather Redlands Weather Today Highest 80, Lowest 40 One Year Ago Highest 67, Lowest 42 Tomorrow's Sunrise and Sunset 6:30 a.m.— 5:36 p.m. No smog, allowable burning. San Bernardino Valley: Sunny and slightly warmer Wednesday. Local gusty northeast winds below canyons. Low tonight 32 to 40. U.S. Weather Bureau Noon Forecast Sunny weather will continue in Southern California this afternoon, Wednesday and Thursday. There will be some gusty northeast winds in the, mountains and locally below the canyons. Temperatures and precipitation for the 24-hour period ended at 4 a.m.: High Low Precip. Boston 31 19 Brownsville 74 51 Chicago 38 34 Cincinnati 47 26 Denver 41 21 Fairbanks -8 -15 Fort Worth 46 38 Helena 37 25 Honolulu 82 68 Kansas City 44 36 Las Vegas 58 36 Los Angeles 69 50 Minneapolis 45 25 New York 36 31 Oklahoma City 4S 34 Palm Springs 74 3fi Phoenix 65 32 Sacramento 60 40 Salt Lake City 40 23 San Francisco 59 50 Seattle 46 43 Washington 45 31 .01 .04 .04 .15 Libreville said today. President Leon M'Ba, one of Africa's "strongman" leaders has been forced to resign, the broadcast added. The coup in which the military seized power was the fourth in a series of mutinies and revolts against African "strongman" leadership in less than a month. An announcement signed by the "Revolutionary Committee" broadcast from Libreville said the government had been dissolved and "public liberties restored." It was signed by an officer ! identified only as Lt. Mbene. Judge" Bro\vn"denied'"the mo-! Earlier reports here said a Lt. t ; on [Ondeno signed it, and it was from that moment on it was a mass of tangled bodies, and pandemonium." D.A. Has "No Doubt" During an objection to a question, Wade said the defense had no doubt that Ruby killed Oswald. Belli rose and asked the judge to excuse the venireman District, "You feel there is a serious not clear whether there were much as S25 million in revenues in a presidential election year, was added to the administration's priority tax reduction measure by the Senate. It was not in the House version. Backers of the bill hoped the House-Senate conference group could clear it today and thus push it toward final congressional passage this week. The 14-member group is striving to resolve differences between an $11.2 billion tax cut measure approved by the House) and an $11.8 billion measure passed by the Senate. The Senate added the election year feature to permit taxpayers who itemize on their returns to deduct up to $50 ($100 for a married couple) for contributions made to political parties or candidates. Rep. Wilbur D. Mills, D-Ark.. chairman of the House Ways 9 .Means Committee and head of the 14-member conference Stone, a 30-year-old illustrator'question as to whether Mr.i lwo C0U P 'eaders. for Ling-Temco-Vought Aircraft Ruby killed Mr. Oswald'."' Belli; T,le announcement said elec- and Electronics Company, was asked Stone. j tions scheduled for Sunday hadjg ro up, said the negotiators voluble on the stand. An in- "The only impression I havc!° een cancelled. It said M'Ba ICO uld finish their assignment tense, sandy-haired man wear- j s what I read in the papers,", hsA hccn arrested and was a| sornc time today, ing a white button-down shirt, stone said. | prisoner in his palace, which T)le con r crccs he went into a lengthy dis -j This trial of the 52-ycar-oldj was encircled by troops. I course on his personal philoso-!.strip joint boss really is a dou-i Lt. Mbene appealed f ° r ! tcntative aoreement on prov : of the ip joint boss really is a dou-i phy when asked if he had anyjble feature, two attractions in ["technical assistance" person- in two previ- rushed through scruples against decreein; death in the electric chair. His speech was waxing rather eloquent when District Judge Joe B. Brown cut in and told him to answer yes or no. "If I felt the facts and circumstances warranted it, I'd vote yes," Stone said. When Belli took over, quiet- voiced and assured, gesturing broadly with his left hand asl he sat at the counsel table be-| side the tense Ruby, he first asked if Stone had read that Ruby shot Oswald. "This is the contention of the papers I read," Stone replied q. Did you notice Mr. Ruby pulling the trigger at the second figure on television? a. I can't say it was Mr. Ruby. q. You were told on T-V it was Ruby? a. I was. Asked to tell exactly what he Communist terror causes fear in Saigon SAIGON, South Viet Nam (UPI)—A campaign of Communist terrorism was said to be causing widespread fear and apprehension today among the 1,800 American dependents here but U.S. officials said they do not plan to ship the dependents home. Informed sources said 20 American civilian government employes have asked that their families be removed from South Viet Nam following terrorist incidents Sunday and Monday that left three Americans dead and 49 injured, including women and children. A U.S. Embassy spokesman indicated permission probably would be granted to dependents who want to leave but they will have to pay their own way. one. Ruby, who on occasion turns into "some kind of a nut or something," according to his defense (something, indeed: He has "episodic dyscontrol or simply a fugue state," at least), sat quietly through it all in the big, box-like courtroom. Belli repeated statements that he will question veniremen intensively in an effort to show that Dallas has a guilt feeling as the result of the assassina-i tion of President Kennedy by a sniper and is itself on trial. nel to remain calm. He said an unidentified number of political prisoners had been freed. Chou En-lai greeted in Pakistan KARACHI, Pakistan (UPI)— Communist Chinese Premier Chou En-lai arrived today for an eight-day visit and told a cheering airport crowd of 3,000 persons he hopes to "further enhance our relations" in talks with Pakistani officials. Finance Minister Mohammed Shoaib, in greeting Chou, said Pakistan was one of the first nations to recognize Communist China and stressed Pakistan's cultural and trade ties with its huge Communist neighbor. He said he hoped the visit would strengthen them. Chou, citing Peking's border agreement with Pakistan and the 1963 cultural and economic treaties in his arrival speech, said many world conditions had changed since his last trip here in 1956. Wife held LOS ANGELES (UPI) — William Jones, 34, was shot to death Monday night over a family quarrel and his wife, Georgiana Mae, 27, was booked on suspicion of murder. Exiles slipping into U.S. base from Cuba GUANTANAMO NAVAL BASE, Cuba (UPI)—The flight of Cuban exiles to this big U.S base is beginning to resemble a small-scale West Berlin. Eyewitnesses told today of how a 15-year-old Cuban youth swam about a half-mile under fire from Communist guards to join about 600 other members of Guantanamo's littla publi cized exile community. The youth's two companions were killed in the water by gunfire from Castro guards. The youth, who was not identified because he has rela tives in Cuba, dared death last week to reach U.S.-held territory because he said he wanted a chance to get an education and become a physician. Rear Adm. John D. Bulkeley, base commander, said 14 escapers have reached the base, either by swimming or by climbing the 10-foot steel fence and risking U.S. minefields, since he assumed bis post last December. The exiles, who are never identified by name, are checked out after they reach the base so as to weed out any possible Castro spies. They are then given asylum and employment. In addition to escapers, recent additions to the exile com-| munity include base employes who formerly lived in Cuba butj faced loss of their jobs unless they decided to live on the base. sions designed to channel benefits from the tax cut to the consumer as soon as possible. The first bulge in paychecks could show up in about three weeks. President Johnson eagerly awaited their finished product. He has vigorously urged passage of the tax cut as a means of stimulating the economy to a new record-breaking growth rate. The tax bill, originally requested by the late President John F. Kennedy, would cut the federal income tax bill of most Americans by an average of 20 per cent. Two-thirds of the rate cuts for individuals would be effective this year, retroactive to Jan. 1. The remainder would go into effect Jan. 1, 1965. The legislation would cut individual income tax rates from the present range of 20-to-91 per cent to a lower range of 16 ply to the base Feb. 6 in retaliation for the arrest of a group of Cuban fishermen poaching in Florida waters. But he said he would allow the water to flow daily between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. because of the needs of women and children on the base. Bulkeley, a World War II PT boat hero who rescued Gen Douglas MacArthur from Corregidor, said the valves on the two water mains have been closed since Castro first issued his cut-off roder. "Hogwash" is how he characterized Cuban reports that U.S. sailors were using a suction pump to pull more water from the pipes on the sly. Bulkeley said that if the United States had tried that all the Saddened Colfon prepares for Hubbs services COLTON (UPI) — A pall of grief hung over this city today as the townspeople prepared to bury their hometown hero, Chicago Cubs second baseman Ken Hubbs. The 22-year-old ballplayer who cut off the water at 1:58 p.m.| firTst . S a , ined diamon _ d feme on Feb. 6, the base received about' 3 Little League championship 300,000 gallons before the pipes went dry—apparently because the Cubans made a mistake in closing valves. The 300,000 gallons amounted to about $70 worth. Bulkeley said he had orders not to pay for it. The admiral said he had no orders from Washington to cut the pipes, but "I told them I was going to do it, unless otherwise ordered." As a result of Castrb propaganda, Bulkeley said, he received an inquiry from the secretary of the navy as to whether Cuba water actually was being used. Killed in crash team here was killed with a friend in the crash of Hubb's private plane near Provo, Utah. Services scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday at Knopsnyder Mortuary were expected to attract as many as 2.000 mourners, many of whom had known Hubbs since he was a child. Wednesday at 9 a.m. a memorial service will be held in the auditorium of Colton Union High School for the 16-letter athlete and his companion Dennis Doyle. Colton merchants announced that all stores will remain closed until Thursday noon in mourning for Hubbs. There were indications that representatives of major baseball teams and top management UPLAND (UPI) — Mrs. Mary Mosher, 79, Pomona, was killed i of the Cubs will be in Colton Monday in a two-car collision in I for the funeral, which she and her husband | Burial will follow at Monte- were thrown from their vehicle, cito Cemetery. Officer fells of heavy snow during road block LOS ANGELES (UPI)— One of the officers %vho manned a Nevada-California border roadblock the night Frank Sinatra Jr. was kidnaped from his Lake Tahoe motel room testified today that it was snowing so hard he could not get a good look at occupants of any of the cars stopped. Charles McGinn, a special sheriff's deputy in Ormsby County, Nev., said he "covered" regular officers who stopped cars. He was armed with an M-l carbine. McGinn testified in the seventh day of the trial of three men accused of kidnaping young Sinatra last Dec. 8. He said he recalled that about 10:30 p.m. a car stopped about one-half mile away from the roadblock and flashed its lights. Two other officers were sent to investigate. This presumably was the kid nap car which stopped when the driver observed the flashing red to-77 per cent retroactive toj |ights at (he road block| Mc . Jan. 1. This would drop further to 14-to-70 per cent on Jan. 1, 1965. The bills also would cut corporate income tax rates from 52 to 50 per cent this year, then to 48 per cent when fully effective next year. None of these issues was in conflict in .the two bills. Wife spent all his money BARROW-IN-FURNESS, Eng land (UPI) — Railway porter George Pilkington's wife promised to give up bingo Monday after her husband was fined $56 for stealing four pounds of sausages. He told the judge his wife spent all his wages on bingo and he sometimes starved." "I have been to work on an empty stomach and I had to come home on one," he said. Ginn indicated. The car later advanced to the roadblock and was permitted to pass after a stop of about 30 seconds. McGinn said he did not get very close to the car and the falling snow made it impossible for him to see the occupants. He also testified that he did not believe he would have recognized Sinatra if he had seen him and said no description of the young singer was given to roadblock officers until about 1 a.m. Dec. 9. Young Sinatra, who completed his regular testimony Monday, was not in court today. The next big name witness on the government list was his celebrated father, Frank Sr. Prosecutor Thomas R. Sheridan completed redirect examination of young Sinatra Monday with the question: "Was this whole episode any kind of hoax or publicity stunt?" 'No, sir," said the 20-year- <EY WITNESS — Frank Sinatra, Jr., followed by his attorney, Milton Rudin, arrives at the Los Angeles Federal building to testify at the trial of the three men accused of kid­ naping him. (UPI Telephoto) old Sinatra firmly, "it was not!career. any kind of hoax or any kind of publicity stunt." The defense has contended that young Sinatra agreed to the kidnaping to gain publicity which would further his singing Frank Sr. was on the list of government witnesses scheduled to follow young Sinatra but it was believed Sheridan would first call some law enforcement officers. >

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