Redlands Daily Facts from Redlands, California on February 21, 1964 · Page 1
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74th Year Phone 793-3221 REDLANDS, CALIFORNIA, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 1964 $1.50 Per Month Sixteen Pages 10 Cents T ^ WESTERN UNION \ TELEGRAM S. 0A0 56 :0 W BUY025 BUZ1= W BUZ1 XV GOVT PD«BU WASHINGTON DC 20 N RAPID PUBLISHER j REDLANDS DAILY FACTS* 700 BROOKS IDE AVE REDLANDS CALIF = REPRESENTATIVE HARRY R. SHEPPARD, D., CALIF., ANNOUNCED TODAY HE WILL NOT SEEK RE-ELECTION TO CONGRESS, HAVING SERVED CONTINUOUSLY SINCE 1937* PHYSICANS ADVISED HIM T JCURTAIL ACTIVITIES TO ALLEVIATE HIS EMPHYSEMA PROBLEM. SHEPPARD IS THIRD RANKING MEMBER OF COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS, CHAIRMAN OF MILITARY CONSTRUCTION I SUBCOMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS, AND DEAN AND CHAIRMAN ( CALIFORNIA CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION AND REGRETS TO Johnson: Sino-Soviet rift a spreading civil-war RELINQUISH THESE IMPORTANTCOMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS GAINED BY CONGRESSIONAL SENIORITY. HE HAS SERVED HIS NATION, STATE AND DISTRICT TO THE BEST OF HIS ABILITY AND IS GRATEFUL TO THE MANY FRIENDS WHO HAVE SUPPORTED AND INSPIRED HIM DURING HIS TENURE IN OFF 1CE= HARRY R SHEPPARD MC. SHEPPARD WIRES HIS DECISION The above is a reproduction of a two-page telegram received by the Facts at 3:15 p. m. yesterday from Democratic Congressman Harry R. Sheppard announcing that he will not seek re-election because of his health. This innocent- looking message has dropped like a bomb into the political camps of both the Democratic and Republican parties in San Bernardino county. Story on page 5. By MERRIMAN SMITH ; UPI White House Reporter 1 LOS ANGELES (UPI) —President Johnson, shortly before ; starting his formal diplomatic! talks with President Adolfo Lopez Mateos of Mexico, today pictured the Sino-Soviet rift as "spreading civil war." In a speech to an outdoor audience of more than 35,000 persons at the University of California at Los Angeles, Johnson with Lopez Mateos at his side, used the strongest terms of his j White House career to appraise i the squabble between Moscow and Peiping. The President called for an end to bloodshed on Cyprus, and "absolutely fair" setlement of differences with Panama and, he also advised Communists to 1 realize they were playing *'a ! deeply dangerous game" in South Viet Nam. Larger than any of these troubles, Johnson said, was what he! called "the spreading civil war among Communists." "And larger still." he saidj "is the steadily growing' strength of the worldwide com-j munity of freedom." i Johnson was applauded three! times in the space of a minute: as he referred to the need for' assured civil rights and an at-; tack on unemployment and pov-' erty. j "No American can rest while! any American is denied his right' because of the color of his 1 skin." he said. "No American conscience can be at peace j while any American is job- j less, hungry, uneducated and | ignored." j There was laughter and hand[clapping when Johnson jabbed: back at those who would have dispatched U.S. Marines "to turn on a water faucet" at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba. Among those who have recommended a forceful restoration of! the Guantanamo pipeline service! has been Sen. Barry Gold-,' water, It-Ariz. Johnson interpolated. "We believe it was far wiser to send an admiral to cut off the water than to send a battalion of Marines to turn it on." It took Johnson slightly less than 11 minutes to deliver his speech, and except for minor variations, he stuck faithfully to his prepared text. lie was interrupted by applause a total of 12 limes. Meet at Airport Johnson flew to Los Angeles from Palm Springs this morn-! ing and met Lopez Mateos at I International Airport. After the 1 special convocation at UCLAj where both men spoke and rc-j ceived honorary degrees, John-; son and Lopez Mateos planned! to fly to Palm Springs by Air; Force jet transport and start | their diplomatic conversations at Johnson's residence at about 1 p.m. PST. Tight security precautions were maintained at the airport and on the campus. Security guards were stationed atop most buildings at the airport and again at the university. On this 96th anniversary of the university's charter, Dr. Clark Kerr, university president, conferred the honorary degrees on Johnson and Lopez Mateos. "The world has become small and turbulent." Johnson said. "New challenges knock dailv at the White House, America's j front door." j With this generalized intro-! duction, the President then explored a series of crisis areas' in which the United States has a major stake. Despite what he; called "the dangers of today."! the President said the United; States would not be pushed; from the path to peace by dis-; ruptive efforts of communism. 1 He said the United States never would be "intimidated by any state anywhere in the world that chooses to make itself our adversary." "There is no panic on our agenda." he said. "We arc interested in the deeds of our ad-; versaries, not their creeds. Let them offer deeds of peace and. our own response will be swift." Lopez Mateos in his remarks prepared for the UCLA ceremony steered clear of topical references and concentrated in-, stead on a philosophic approach to world problems. The Mexican president thought that to achieve the po-; tential of the 20th Century.' there should be a concerted ef-! fort "to abolish cold war, wipe! out the origins of international tension and to increase under-! standing among peoples and! governments." ! Area by area, this is the way ' the President saw some of the! more serious foreign problems today: j Viet Nam: The contest there 1 between South Viet Nam forces! backed by this government and, the Viet Cong backed by the! Communists must be won by; the government and the people j of South Vict Nam for themselves. Johnson warned, how- : ever, that "those engaged in external direction and supply would do well to remember that this type of aggression is a deeply dangerous game." He promised that the United States would continue to honor its commitment to support the Vietnamese fight for freedom. Cyprus: He appealed for an end to bloodshed between Turkish and Greek factions on this strife-torn island island "before it is too late." The President promised that the United States, while not a party to the issue, would do all it could to find a solution. Until then, ht said, it was a task of statesmanship "to prevent the danger in Cyprus from exploding into disaster." Panama: Assuring the people and the government of Panama of this country's determination to be "absolutely fair" in discussion of problems involving the Canal Zone. Johnson called for "a covenant of cooperation." He also said, "we are prepared, calmly and without pressure, to consider al! the problems which exist between us — and to solve them promptly." Cuba: "As we are patient in Panama, we are prepared at Guantanamo," he said. He pointed out that the United States dealt with "the latest challenge and provocation from Havana without sending the Marines to turn on a water faucet." This was an indirect slap at Sen. Barry Goldwater, R-Ariz.. who has advocated using Marines in the current Cuban water dispute. Johnson said Guantanamo Bay was being made "more secure than it has ever been in the past." SECOND NUCLEAR BASE DUNOON, Scotland (UPI) — The second U.S. nuclear submarine base in Europe will be set up on Spain's Atlantic Coast, Capt. David Bell, commander of the U.S. Polaris submarine base in Scotland, said Thursday Weather Kedlands Weather Today Highest 71, Lowest 37 One Year Ago Highest 77, Lowest 44 Tomorrow's Sunrise and Sunset 6:27 a.m. —5:39 p.m. Ruby's defense fails in effort to subpoena juror By H. D. QUIGG United Press International DALLAS (UPI) — The defense tried vainly to subpoena jurors, if they have formed no opinions in the case. Chief defense attorney Melvin Belli Thursday seemed pleased , , .with his choice of Causey, an as a witness today the onej e , ectronics workers wi(h a mas . juror picked in the Jack Rubyj tC rs degree, as juror No. 1. murder trial. It declared it* Today, he accepted James C. would appeal to higher courts 'Bland. 42, a tall lean Texan to try to block anyone from the! from Waco wh ° operates an ap jury who saw the slaving of Lee: pbance store in Dallas. rru - Harvcv Oswald on television. = ta,e rejected Bland The on Bland. No reasons are given with such challenges. The defense earlier had exercised its sixth peremptory challenge to throw out a juror after Judge Joe B. Brown had sustained objections to all questions pertaining to bias in Dallas. Testimony shows Kerr steered Baker to profit Musicians provide gay welcome to Presidents BY JOSEPH A. ST. AMANT United Press International PALM SPRINGS (UPI) — A WASHINGTON (UPI) - The; ga i a musical welcome was late Sen. Robert S. Kerr, D-|planned today for the Presidents Okla., steered former Senate aide Robert G. (Bobby) Baker and a friend into a profitable bank stock deal in Oklahoma, according to testimony released today by National to present Mexican dances. A mixed quartet made up of Virginia de S i I v a, Lamberto Leyva, Gloria Becker and Tex Kidwell sang two songs dedicated to Johnson and Lopez Mateos, written especially for the occasion. The official welcome also included horsemen wearing west- No smog, allowable burnin Saturday, Sunday, Monday Defense attorneys opened a. man -° ! series of legal maneuvers after a venireman as a The World War II submarine Service veteran told the state's San Bernardino Valley: Sunny •Saturday. Slightly warmer Saturday. Lows tonight 33-43. U.S. Weather Bureau Noon Forecast Sunny weather will prevail in all areas of Southern California today and Saturday with slightly higher temperatures in the mountains and deserts Saturday. Local gusty winds in Colorado River valleys and through mountain canyons will continue to diminish. Highs today will generally be near 70 coastal areas and lower desert valleys 45-50 in mountains at resort levels and near 60 upper desert valleys. The outlook for Sunday is for continued sunny weather but with chance of strong gusty north to northeast winds again in most areas of Southern California. The preliminary outlook issued by the b u r c a u's Fruit Frost Service in Pomona indicates that lowest temperatures in coldest fruit frost key stations in Southern and Central California tonight will be above 32 degrees. FIVE DAY FORECAST No precipitation and temperatures slightly above normal. Temperatures and precipitation for the 24-hour period ended at 4 a.m.: High Low Precip. Boston Chicago Cincinnati Denver Fairbanks Fort Worth Helena Honolulu Kansas City Las Vegas Los Angeles Minneapolis New York Oklahoma City Palm Springs Phoenix Sacramento Salt Lake Cily San Francisco Seattle Washington of the United States and Mexi co, who are making this desert resort their headquarters during a Southern California visit. President Johnson arrived from Washington, D.C., Thursa Senate committee M 31 ' nignt anfl was S reotc<1 byjern garb and Charos (Mexican v-„„;..„™,., u;u TJ„I,„-„^- »i. ••• , an enthusiastic crowd of about I cowboys) riding horses with sil- Venireman Bill Bohannon. investigating Baker. ! 3 000 j ver trappings. But the city's official welcome! Palm Springs, which once R . was not until today, upon the|prided itself as the winter golf return of Presidents Johnson capital of the world, now likes and Adolfo l.opez Mateos be known as the winter va- cercmonics in Los Angeles be- cation land of Presidents—and traveling salesman for the Lonej The testimony, by Fred B. sum-!Star Steel Co ; dismissed by was summarily I Black Jr.. at a closed hearing; Belli after the j Monday objected to the Senate y by prosecution objected to a!Committee, referred to a deep stream of questions and the friendship — like father and 39 26 32 23 36 24 T 27 11 5 -4 .10 53 32 .07 29 15 .02 83 70 35 18 57 23 74 50 23 7 40 23 38 20 75 39 67 40 73 45 34 20 69 54 51 34 4! 2S scccptin — — juror onfy to haVc "uic~sUtc \x >;t°™> s thai lie had no scru-jjudge refused the objections. ; son _ between the politically ^ honwarv fic „ rees f rom .| a r«c numbers to welcome rcise the second of its pcrcmp- gainst the death penally One juror was P .cked Thurs-^werful Kerr and Baker, tee.^on S?hoS a S^ ?r*r S him Be bou^m'TallS a 'SviseS ST request"'fo^ ff ^ ^ * 4i b , f, ( ^^^^ ^ S r^Lt rC ^nireman! = ^.^..0,^1 peremptory cha,- \ ^ Washington rcpn ^t^ questioned, James C. Bland.!»_hcUici he could be a fair jur- lenses. . J s . cn . ta . IVC /. or Nor,h1 Afmcnca , n 'decorated the airport here as! Former President Eisenhower iti.iSini.flr nrnvirf« his ™n i '° n » d , f ° rme >' [ S™PS of musicians, both Amer-;makes his winter residence at deadline for proving his con-1associated with Baker in a v ' tention that Dallas feels so j vending machine business, said guilty it cannot give the slayer;he borrowed $175,000 from the was dismissed, defense attorney | or Joe II. Tonahill signed a sub- " with God's help," he replied, poena and tried to get it served." 1 fecl 1 coulti uc fair -" on Max E. Causey, the juror j Compliments Prospect chosen by both sides Thursday. "That's oiie of the nicest e.\Under Texas law, a witness pressions I have heard since I may not serve as a juror in a came to Dallas," Belli said, criminal trial. Shortly after that, he ac- Judge Joe B. Brown has cepted Bland, ruled that veniremen who saw a I Dist. Atty. Henry M. Wade telecast of Ruby shooting Os- j exercised the second of his 15 wald may be qualified as!allowed peremptory challenges King Paul I of Greece recuperates from surgery ATHENS, Greece (UPI) — erated on because of an old King Paul I, with two British stomach ulcer had narrowed cancer specialists in attendance "? e Pf""^ of his slomach t0 1 , .his intestine, underwent a 4'i hour operation But informed sour ces said for a stomach ulcer today. the King's condition was more An official medical communis critical than the bulletin im que said "the operation was carried out successfully" under a five-man team led by Dr. Alec Manos. Informed sources said the 62- year - old monarch's condition was grave. Dr. Nicholas Tsamboulas, one of the five-man medical team, described Paul's condition as "satisfactory." He said members of the royal family had been allowed into Paul's room at Tatoi Palace, where the operation was performed. The medical bulletins made no mention of cancer, despite the presence of the two specialists. The doctors were reported to have told the royal family that the operation was carried out solely to relieve the King's pain. They warned that his condition remained critical. The Greek people showed their concern by standing in silent throngs around the royal palace. The medical bulletin said the plied. The King's 23-ycar old son. Crown Prince Constantine, was named regent to rule during his illness. Paul's wife. Queen Frederika, who recently returned from a visit to the United States, and other members of the family were in the palace during the operation in an improvised operating room. Court sources said the operation was performed by Greek surgeon A. Manos. The cancer specialists in attendance were Sir Stanford Cade and Edward Muir. King Paul, known for his hearty laugh and bravery in mountain climbing or war, has been a popular monarch during difficult times for Greece. He ascended the throne in 1947, while Communist guerillas were still fighting for power. Since the end of the civil war, there have been recurrent political crises, the latest being the conflict between Greeks and Turks on the for- G2-ycar old King was being op-;mer Greek island of Cyprus. of Lee Harvey Oswald a fair trial. Brown sustained objections to questions such as whether Bohannon found in his travels bias against Ruby. Winds cause heavy damage, at least one dead LOS ANGELES (UPI)—Winds up to 100 miles per hour battered Southern California Thursday causing extensive damage and possibly one death. A sailor who was fishing from a Navy pier at Point Hueneme was reported missing and presumed drowned. Authorities said he was believed to have been blown out to sea by the huri- cane type winds. He was identified as Yeoman'Baker in financial transactions. Fidelity National Bank in Okla homa City to buy 6.400 shares i of stock in the Farmers and! 1 -' 05 P- m - PST Merchants State Bank of Tulsa on advice from Kerr. The purchase was made, according to Black, with the understanding that Baker could have one-half of the stock "at any time that he could come up with the money. Asked by Sen. John Sherman Cooper, R-Ky., a Rules Committee member, whether he suggested that Baker take part of the stock. Black replied: "I didn't suggest that. Sen. Kerr -did." A transcript of the testimony made public today showed that Black discussed Kerr's warm regard for Baker under questioning by Sen. Howard Cannon D-Nev. "Senator Kerr told me. . .that outside of his sons, his wife, he never knew and loved a man so much as he did Bobby Baker," said Black. As to whether Kerr helped ican and Mexican, gathered to!the Eldorado Country Club begin the festivities at 11:30[about 15 miles east of here, a.m. PST. |Johnson and Lopez Mateos plan l.C. Frederick L. Stagg Jr., 33, Point Mugu. The winds also toppled trees in several areas and closed highways in the Fontana-Colton- Ontario area. Eleven telephone poles between Riverside and San Bernardino were blown over. Several of them fell across the Union Pacific Railroad tracks blocking train traffic. The most serious property damage was suffered by television station KCHU located about 10 miles north of San Bernardino. The winds tore off the roof and destroyed most of the equip mcnt inside. Damage was esti mated at more than $50,000. I Black said: "I can only answer that by saying that Senator Kerr told me there wasn't anything in the world that Bobby Baker would ask him to do for him, if he had the power to do it, that he would not do." On the bank stock purchase, Black said he only had an oral agreement with Baker and that the former Senate aide bas not paid for his half. Quote of Day DALLAS — Jack Ruby's defense Attorney Melvin Belli commenting on his contention that Dallas feels so guilty it cannot give him a fair trial:' "It's worse than we thought." j admitted The Presidents were due at Among the musicians on hand for the occasion were the Mills Brothers, entertaining at a local nightclub, and a 12-piece Mariachi band from Mexico. There also was a company of 22 members of the Ballet Folklorico Eight perish in bungalow fire in Chicago CHICAGO (UPI)—Eight persons, including seven young brothers and sisters, perished today when fire started by a neglected cigarette swept their small bungalow. The youngsters' father. James Alford. a Chicago Police Department detective, suffered burns and broken bones. An explosion blew him out of a second floor window while he was trying to save his children. One youngster, Keith, 14, survived by leaping from an upstairs bedroom window. The dead were identified as James Alford, 11; his brothers, Calvin, 8, Stephen, 5, and Tyrone, 3; and his sisters, Denise, 10, Patsy, 7, and Christine, 1. The adult was L. T. Robinson, 51, a cousin of the father. Officer Wesley Broderson, who headed the investigation of the blaze, said the fire started when Robinson fell asleep while smoking a cigarette in his bedroom at the back of the house on Chicago's West Side. Alford was taken to Mount Sinai hospital in serious condition. His wife Gloria, was also in shock. to visit General and Mrs. Eisenhower there this evening, following the tradition set by Kennedy in paying a courtesy call on the ex - President while in town. There will be a Fiesta de Amistad (Festival of Friendship) at the Riviera Hotel Saturday evening, capped with dinner in the hotel's grand ballroom. Among dignitaries on hand will be Gov. Edmund G. Brown of California and Gov. Eligio Esquivel of Baja California, Mexico. President Lopez Mateos, staying in the Presidential suite at the hotel, is expected to make a brief appearance at the fiesta. President Johnson also might show up, although such an appearance is not on his official schedule. The President and Mrs. Johnson are staying at the home of Louis Taubman, a wealthy real estate developer and oilman, | about a mile from the hotel. I Assassin's bullet misses Premier Inonu of Turkey ANKARA, Turkey (UPI) — Turkish Premier Ismet Inonu today escaped an assassination attempt by a man who said he opposed the 1960 revolution that brought the present regime to power. A man identified as Mesut Sunay. 32. fired three shots at the 79-year old premier as he entered his car to drive to the National Assembly. The shots struck the car but missed Inonu. A soldier fired at Sunay and also missed. There were unconfirmed reports a second man had been arrested. The attack did not appear connected with Turkey's greatest current, crisis, the Cyprus dispute with Greece. Inonu, a veteran political leader since the time of the At- aturk revolution that transformed Turkey, appeared calm and even jocular after the incident. He continued to the national assembly and appeared to be joking with his aides during the proceedings. The accused gunman told police he was opposed to the May, 1960, revolution that deposed former Premier Adnan Men- deres and put Gen. Cemal Gursel into power. Inonu, Men- deres' long-time political opponent, was elected premier when Gursel ended military rule and became president. Gross National product up to $600 billion WASHINGTON (UPI) — The nation's Gross National Product —the sum total of all goods and services produced—hit an annual rate of $600 billion by the end of last year, though the actual 1963 total was about $585 billion. The Commerce Department said Thursday that the fourth quarter increase was nearly S11.5 billion, the largest quarterly advance of the year. The Gross National Product was up S30 billion from 1962. Prayer pressure building up in Congress WASHINGTON (UPI)-Pressure continued to build up in Congress today for legislation to permit prayers and bible- reading in public schools. Rep. Michael A. Feighan, D-Ohio. second ranking Democratic member of the House Judiciary Committee, introduced a proposed constitutional amendment to permit voluntary worship in public buildings and offered to preside over hearings on the subject. The action amounted to added pressure on Chairman Emanuel Celler of the House Judiciary Committee. Celler has said he approves of the Supreme Court decision outlaw r ing formal prayers in public schools. He has staved off action for months on 170 different proposals to override the decision.

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