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JDaUij fa d$ 74th Year Phone 793-3221 REDLANDS, CALIFORNIA, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 1964 $1.50 Per Month Fourteen Pages 10 Centf House approves fax cut bill WASHINGTON UPI) — The House today gave its final approve 326-83 to an S11.5 billion tax cut, biggest in the nation's history. The compromise bill was rushed to the Senate where a final vote was set for Wednesday. The slash in rates was expected to add about S27 million a day to taxpayers' spending money. The bill sailed through the' House with bipartisan support but also a warning from both Democrats and Republicans that government costs must be kept under control if the full fruits of the cut are to be realized. All roadblocks to approval of the first tax cut in 11 years were removed last week by a House-Senate conference committee. Only the final roll call votes and Uie President's signature were needed to complete action — and these were expected quickly and enthusiastically. It appears almost certain that millions of American wage earners would get the first benefits of the income tax reduction in their paychecks for the second week in March. i The average taxpayer will receive a 19 per cent cut in his tax bill when the lower rates are fully effective in 1965. But he won't have to wait that long to start enjoying his election- year "bonus" from Congress. The new tax law provides that the payroll withholding rate will drop from 18 to 14 per cent eight days after President Johnson signs the bill 58 lost as jetliner drops into Lake Pontchartrain NEW ORLEANS (UPI)—An Eastern Air Lines jetliner with 58 persons aboard crashed into 16 feet of water in Lake Pontchartrain before dawn today, minutes after takeoff from New Orleans. Officials reported all dead. The Coast Guard began removing broken bodies and debris from the choppy water after daybreak. There was no advance indication of trouble. The plane, with 51 passengers and a crew of 7. left New Orleans on the second leg of a flight from Mexico of the 24-mile Lake Pontchartrain causeway, longest in the world. "Completely Underwater" The site was between five and seven miles south of Mandeville, La., on the north shore of the lake. "That thing is completely underwater and probably all torn apart," said Eastern Capt. L. E. Clark, who flew over the site. Asked whether there was any chance of survivors, the 19- year flying veteran replied, "No . . . negative." to get off at Atlanta. ]communication from the plane. Children Aboard ! Searchers tracking the course The passengers came fromjheaded for the snake-infested various parts of the U.S., Can ada and West Germany. There were a number of children aboard. It was the first fatal crash of a commercial flight originating at the airport in 20 years. The plane rolled to the run swamp on the north shore of the lake near Slidell, La. Then the Coast Guard spotted oil on the lake surface and chunks of the wing structure known as "honeycomb." as dawn rose over the lake. Dragging operations began way at New Orleans Interna-ias dawn rose over the lake, tional at 3:01 a.m. EST. I Fog rolled in along the north Visibility was seven miles.'shoreline and a wind rose, the ceiling 1.000 feet. There hadl The DCS. built by Douglas been rains earlier and the hu-jAircraft, first went into service whitecaps prevented aerial sighting the MISSILE TRAIL — White squiggle in upper right was created by Minofeman missile fired from Vandenberg AFB about 6 p. m. yesterday. Clifford J. Kenison, Facts photographer, took this picture at 6:20 p. m. He was on Alabama street at Almond. Row of palms across skyline are on Nevada street. Story on page 4. City to New York. Pilot William Z. Zeng of Ringoes.jsearchers from iN.J. acknowledged instructions| wreckage, 'to veer northeastward and the I A Coast Guard cutter began i plane vanished from !screens. 'of a body" was found. I Eastern originally reported 56i The huge white plane. 126 .passengers, including several!feet long and with a wingspan airline employes returning from;to match, had stops scheduled j Mexican vacations. It added!for Atlanta and Washington en jtwo more names to the list.!route to New York. He said choppy water andimidity was high. The tempera-!in the United States in 1960. It turc was a chilly 44 degrees, jhas a maximum seating capa- An airport official said it was;city of 126 and cruises at about •fairly good flying weather." 1550 miles an hour. At 3:12, approximately, the! More debris drifted within radarldragging operations after "part!plane was airborne. At 3:19.!sight of rescue boats that went its "blip" vanished from con- j to the scene. Water-soaked patrol tower radar screens. Capt. Zeng took off due north. He was instructed by radio to veer northeast and avoid heavy weather. He was on Baker successful in request for TV ban hi is 'There were three stewardesses- Eastern officials at New Or-jcourse when the plane crashed. I among the crew. 'leans International (Moisant)j The New Orleans lake front | Clothing, wreckage, a lady's! Airport said 32 persons boarded j airport, a small field on the handbag and an uninflated life- the flight in Mexico City and j edge of the lake, said the pilot I raft bobbed to the surface of; another 17 boarded at New Or- "received his orders noncha- pers were fished out. including a check drawn on the Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. All debris was being fished aboard boats and taken to an air National Guard station on the lakefront. A Coast Guard helicopter brought chunks of the plane NAME TROUBLE WALLINGTON. England (UPI)—Court ushers could not pronounce a Polish man's name to call him into the courtoom Monday so they went around the court waiting room showing people the man's name written on a piece of paper. His name was Zczislaw Przy- byszweski. Weather Redlands Weather Today Highest 55, Lowest 43 One Year Ago Highest 89, Lowest 46 Tomorrow's Sunrise and Sunset 6:22 a.m. —5:43 p.m. No smog, allowable burning. San Bernardino Valley: Mostly cloudy with chance of scattered showers early tonight. Clearing late tonight and Wednesday. Local strong gusty north to northeast winds below canyons late tonight and early Wednesday. Cooler today and locally tonight. Slightly warmer Wednesday. Lows tonight 32-42. U.S. Weather Bureau Noon Forecast Skies will be partly cloudy in most of Southern California today and early tonight with scattered light showers in the deserts, mountains and along the south coast. The snow level will be about 4,000 feet. There will be clearing from the north to night and mostly sunny weather will prevail Wednesday. There will be strong gusty winds in the mountains and deserts to day and tonight and locally be low the coastal canyons tonight and early Wednesday. It will be generally cooler today and tonight. Slightly higher temperatures are likely Wednesday afternoon. The outlook for Thursday is for mostly sunny weather but increasing cloudiness in north sections of Southern California late in the day. Lowest temperatures at cold est fruit frost key stations in Southern California tonight will be 28 degrees. Temperatures and precipitation for the 24-hour period ended at 4 a.m.: High Low Precip. 39 13 At a closed session of the WASHINGTON (UPI) -Unl,.,unwarranted" charge that the contempt of Congress citation ifi crt G. (Bobby) Baker demand-hearing was being staged sole- he persisted in refusin- todavi « ....... — cd successfully today that tclc-ly for the television audience.at a public hearing * "I The administration estimatesp'tsion cameras be barred fronr Another Republican commit-i Invokes Amendments that consumers, using the mon-| a ^public hearing at which hcilee member. Sen. Carl T. Cur' cy they get from the tax cut J "— " —'- J '-• "-will pour an additional SS00 mil lion a month into the nation's economy through increased spending. refused to answer questions of tis. Nebraska, demanded that committee last Wednesday. the Senate Rules Committee j Williams withdraw his state; Baker invoked the protection of: ^OS ANGELES UPI) — about the fortune hs amassed! ment or "be expelled from the'the First. Fourth. Fifth and! man sought as "bag man' the lake roughly five miles west'leans. Eastern said 17 were due Iantly." There was no further! ashore j Witness tells of \ Herbert Hoover seriously 1 ] Investigating offer prior to Sinatra kidnaping while secretary to Senate Dcm-i hearing room." He suggested j Sixth Amendments to the Con- ocrats. 'that the lawyer might be guiltyjstitution in refusing to produce Baker sat stolidlv beside his j of contempt of Congress. His re-'personal records, attorney. Edward Bennett Wil-| marks were greeted by a brief j .., spccificallv invokc( , th volley o applause from the: jvi , agains t self-incrimina- back of the hearing room. ,. liams. while Williams fought and won a brisk battle with committee members to halt live TV coverage of the long- awaited hearing. Williams charged that the hearing was "being held solely for the sake of the TV cameras." He said Baker had already told the committee at a closed session last Wednesday that he would stand on his constitutional rights and refuse to answer "any questions put to him." Therefore. Williams said, "I request that we be e.\-! cuscd." Williams then said that if Baker were forced to remain, "I ask that the television! cameras be excluded from the hearing room." Williams made it clear in ad- But Sen. Joseph D. Clark. D-Pa., and Sen. Claiborne Pel!. D-R.I., supported Williams' request. Pell said it was evident that "there is more of a hippodrome atmosphere here to some of whom he knew well as secretary to Senate Democrats. I ill in hoiel apartment ! NEW YORK (UPI)—Herbert;hours. Until this illness, his irroovcr. 31st president of the! condilion had becn Sood for a , . . , j person nearly 90. The present A United States, has been bed- 1,,^ . g ( , uc {o b , ccdins {rom ridden for the past 4S hours , hc r ; sh t kidney, probably scc- with an old kidney ailment com- ondarv to a kidney stone. The tc pick up the $240,000 ransom for, , Frank Sinatra 7r t™iav f !et a ilori:P I 'catcd by a respiratory infec- clinical picture has been com ^SnoTte^S 'asi'- ™* Parians plicated by a respiratory infec liaison man for the accused kidnapers. JVvernmcnt witness Ronald announced today. He is 89. The physicians' bulletin said the former Chief Executive's condition this morning was Bray. 21. a former high school fairly satisfactory » f t said classmate of Barry W. Keenan said he was offered $10,000 to Baker was cautioned last) "act as courier" but turned it week that his refusal to hand dav," with live television cov-| ovcr subpoenaed documents erace j could lead to contempt of Con- After a half-hour's wrangling!proceedings, but several —all covered by television — Curtis said on behalf of the three Republican members that he was agreeable to banning the cameras. He said they were not serving any "legislative purpose." But Curtis said it should be clearly understood that the committee was not tacitly confirming Williams' charge that committee members said he was safely entrenched behind the Fifth Amendment. vance that even if the tclcviyhc hearing was set up as a sion cameras were banned.! television show. Baker would still refuse to testify, or to turn over sub- ponaed documents to the committee. Sen. Hugh D. Scott, R-Pa., South Viet Nam may extradite Madame Nhu This was the second time that Baker had refused to testify before the rules committee. He had done so first in a closed session last week. The commit- down. Bray testified that on three occasions Keenan tried to per suade him to particiapte in the kidnaping. During this time Bray said he went to an auc tion with Keenan where he bought some furniture, includ ing a bed. They took it by trail er "to a little white house in Canoga Park which I recognized later from television pictures as being the kidnap house." The witness said Keenan told him the plan was well-organized and involved "successful businessmen like himself." He said Keenan, 23, on trial with Joseph C. Amslcr, 23, and John W. lr- sharply protested the "totally'tcc had threatened him with a i Xso SAIGON. South Vict Nam (UPI) — The government of South Viet Nam has decided to, . ,, . ask France to extradite Ma- 42 ' toId mm tnc Vlc,im was dame Ngo Dinh Nhu sister- f 10 be - voung Slnatra wh °se pain-law of the late President renls had "access to large Dinh Diem, informed amounts of money." Lake Elsinore expected to be filled by April 7 Boston Chicago Cincinnati Denver Fairbanks Fort Worth Helena Honolulu Kansas City Las Vegas Los Angeles Minneapolis New York Oklahoma City Palm Springs Phoenix Sacramento San Francisco Seattle Washington 31 33 46 35 52 34 82 52 67 66 44 41 57 71 66 60 53 52 49 27 18 11 29 34 1 69 41 52 10 19 31 55 33 41 43 32 24 .24 .02 SACRAMENTO (UPI) — The long awaited filling of Lake Elsinore in Riverside County should be completed by April 1. the state Division of Beaches and Parks said Monday. Official opening of the lake— which some boaters already arc using on their own—should be in about 30 to 40 days, a spokesman said. The lake, once a major Southern California recreation area, dried up in 1952. It partially filled again in 1958, but then dried. Since then it has become a stale recreation area and surplus water has becn purchased from the Metropolitan Water District through a $750,000 appropriation authorized by the 1963 Legislature. The state announced that daily boating fees would be $5— S3 for use of the water and $2 for launching and parking. Those just swimming or pic nicking will be charged 50 cents per day. Among the boating rules will be an unlimited "speed zone" in the center of the lake. Closer to shore, the limit will be 35 mph. Around the shoreline will be 5 mph. The lake, 2'= miles long and l'.-i miles wide, is located 21 miles south of Corona. j sources said today. 1 An earlier writ for the arrest of Madame Nhu had been issued by the Saigon court at the request of prosecution authorities charging her with "damaging the national economy" and "violating foreign exchange regulations.' The sources said the Vietnamese Embassy in Paris had been instructed to make a for. .rnal request for the extradition Il| of Madame Nhu, but that they were not sure yet whether the French government had received the request. Brown to aid getting farm workers, he says LBJ, LBJ, LBJ repeat GOP WASHINGTON (UPI) — The 'LBJ" brand turns up in the most unlikely places. The Republican Congressional Committee newsletter is distributing LBJ - type automobile bumper stickers. Only these stickers read: "Let's Beat Johnson." Hussein's visit WASHINGTON (UPI)-President Johnson will receive King Hussein of Jordan for an "informal" meeting at the White House April 14. PARIS UPI)—Madame Ngo Dinh Nhu. former first lady of jSouth Vict Nam. today branded jas "idiotic" a reported request Iby the South Vietnamese gov- jernment for her extradition jfrom France, ! "My extradition? What idiocy lis this now?" began a long i statement she issued from her SACRAMENTO UPI) _Gov.| Paris apartment. Madame Nhu and her children took refuge in France last year following the overthrow and assassination of President Ngo Dinh Diem and her husband, Ngo Dinh Nhu, who was the president's brother and political adviser. Edmund G. Brown today pledged his administration's full support in trying to locale enough domestic farm workers to replace Mexican braceros next year. The governor suggested young people might help fill the gap. He noted that 20 per cent of Negroes and 10 per cent of can casions among young people were unemployed. "It would be good for them physically, materially and mentally," Brown said at his news conference, "even if it did mean delaying their schooling for 30 days in order to get the crops harvested. Brown said his administration already had begun studies similar to those suggested by the Council of California Growers, to determine how many more workers would be needed and where they might come from. "We intend to do everything to see that the growers of California are supplied with work-j ers," he said. i Bray said prior to the kidnap he went, on orders from Keenan, to an airline desk pay tele phone at International Airport and waited for a call. After he received the call he was ordered to go to another booth at another desk and then to first one gas station and then another. On the last call he was told to drive to a location near where young Sinatra later was released and deposit a suitcase. Although claiming he refused to take part in the alleged kidnap plot, Bray admitted practicing the courier role. He said he received a collect call from Keenan who was at Lake Tahoc: on the evening of Dec. 7 asking Hoover was bleeding from the right kidney, probably a secondary condition to a kidney stone. Hoover's health has had its ups and downs since 1958 when his gall bladder was removed. In 1962 he underwent surgery for a growth in the bowel. Last June he was bedded by anemia and intestinal bleeding, but he recovered enough to resume his normal routine in his Waldorf Towers apartment. The first news of his relapse, which occurred Sunday, came shortly before noon today when Drs. Ralph II. Boots, Michael] J. Lcpore, and John K. Latti double murder near Phoenix tion. His condition this morning is fairly satisfactory." Hoover made his last major public appearance on his 88th birthday, Aug. 10. 1962. when he attended the dedication of the S500.000 Herbert Hoover Library in his hometown of West Branch, Iowa. He told the na-j tion via television that "the shadows gather round me." Friends said his viewpoint was never pessimistic, however. When he rallied from his illness last summer, he is reported to have eyed his physician and quipped: "Well, we're back in business again." Hoover has spent recent months working on manuscripts —he has written 30 books — and tending to his voluminous correspondence. He still re mcr issued the following bul-lceived friends and famous visletin: litors and President John F. "Former President Herbert!Kennedy was one of these on Hoover has been bedridden atlhis last visit to New York be- his home in the Waldorf Towers)fore his assassination in No with fever for the past 48lvember. Selection of Ruby \ury nears half way point DALLAS (UPI) — Selection of a jury for Jack Ruby's murder trial neared the half-way mark today as two juriors were picked back-to-back. After eight days, five jurors have becn tioned. is vice president of the Fritz Chemical Co., specializing in terrazzo tile products. He lives in Mesquite, just outside Dallas. He was the sixth prospective PHOENIX. Ariz. (UPI)—Pathological examinations were begun today on the mutilated bodies of an unidentified middle- aged man and woman found murdered in the desert near here. The bodies, discovered Monday by a small group of rock hunters from Mesa. Ariz., had been hidden under some bushes about 100 yards off the Apache Trail about 30 miles east of here. The throats of both victims were slashed, and they had becn beaten severely on the head. Both bodies were covered with stab wounds. In addition, the man had a large hole in the left side of his body. Investigators said metal fragments found around the wound would indicate a blast of some sort, but they said it did not appear to be a shotgun wound. "It definitely was a double murder," L.E. Mullencaux, Mesa Justice of the Peace and ex-officio coroner, said. The only possible leads to the identities were a boot found near the scene and a car abandoned about half mile away. The car was registered to Eugene Stillings, who left his Los Angeles, Calif., apartment about Feb. 1. sheriff's investigators said. The boot had a tag in it bearing the same name. Engle's condition tragically obvious says Brown picked in the accelerating tn-jj uror questioned today. The al, three in the past two days, j previous five were dismissed two today. ;for cause. Four opposed the Luther E. Dickerson, 26. vicejdeath penalty. The other op-j SACRAMENTO UPI)— Gov president of a small chemical;po sed freedom on an insanity;Edmund G. Brown said today U.S. Sen. Clair Englc's physical company, was picked as juror, verdict. No. 4. Douglas J. Sowcll. 33, j chief dcfcnse att0 mey Melan airplane mechanic, followed him to the stand and was him to "call a person namedi quicklv cnoscn . They were the John" and leave a message for 67(h and 5s th pane i ists ques him. Bray said that on the| tionC( j morning following the Dec. 8! kidnap he received another call from Keenan asking that he: again contact "John" and ask! him to call which he did. At The defense argues that any- ione who saw the shooting of Lee Harvey Oswald on television is a witness and cannot be vin Belli has demanded that prospective jurors who saw the televised slaying be classified as witnesses. No witness may be a juror in Texas. The Texas Supreme Court rejected his argument Monday. He threatened to take it to the !U.S. Supreme Court. Today State to open bids SACRAMENTO (UPI) — The state Division of Highways announced Monday it would open bids in Los Angeles April 2 on a $165,000 San Diego County- road project. The job involves construction of a frontage road connecting College Boulevard in Oceanside to California 78 expressway. The road will serve the new Ocean- sidc-Carlsbad Junior College. unaware that Sinatra had been kidnaped. In November of last year. Bray said that Keenan, after returning from a trip to Arizona, showed him two hand guns which he said he had pur-! chased. | The witness said he believed Keenan used the word "kidnap­ ing" in a conversation about the guns but he could not recall details. Young Rock 'n' roll singer Dean Torrence vaulted into prominence Monday at the trial as a self-confessed perjurer. He testified in the morning that he had no prior knovveldge of the kidnaping although Keenan was his "best friend" and he also knew Amslcr. Recorded "Surf City" Torrence, who said one of his seen a telecast. Sowell said he had seen one, but had not glimpsed Ruby's face. The trial was speeding up in its second week. Only two jurors were selected in the first sbi days of questioning. Sowell, an employe of Braniff International Airways, is the first Dallas resident on the jury. Dickerson is from suburban Mesquite. The other three also are suburbanites. Assistant defense attorney Joe H. Tonahill asked the court to show on the record that Ruby had the right to place Negroes on the jury. He said Negroes were being dismissed in violation of Ruby's rights. Judge Joe B. Brown dismissed | the motion. j condition was made "tragically obvious" in his telephone call to the California Democratic Council CDC). The governor told his news conference: "We have only one U.S. Senator right now (Republican Thomas Kuchcl) and we've had only one for seven months." Brown was asked if he plan- to take sides in the June primary election battle for the Democratic nomination for En- igle's Senate seat. He said he would remain out lawyer announced he had abandoned such plans, at least for the time being. The other three jurors. Max _ E. Causey, Alien W. McCoyjof the campaign if state Controller Alan Cranston and Atty. Gen. Stanley Mosk became the primary combatants. and Mrs. Mildred McCollum, all saw telecasts of the shooting. Costumes for park workers SACRAMENTO (UPI) — Costumes of the period may appear on workers at California's historic parks if a suggestion by the state Park Commission catches on. The commission Monday asked the staff in the state Di _ _ , Five Negroes from the panel j vision of Beaches and Parks to record albums called "Surf have been called. Each has consider e s t a b 1 i s h i n g pe- City" has sold more than 800, been dismissed for having scru-jriod dress at parks. 000 copies, testified he lent Kee-'ples against the death penalty. | Commissioner Karl Wray of nan about $1,200—for living ex-j which the state is asking. ISan Clemente made the propos-; penses. ' Dickerson, 67th panelist ques- al. Quote of Day MOSCOW — A Soviet political commentator describing Albania's seizure of Soviet Embassy buildings in Tirana: "TTie hands are the hands of Tirana but the voice is the voice of Peking." Snow in Tokyo TOKYO (UPI) — Tokyo was under two inches of snow this morning, the heaviest blanket of the year. The snowstorm disrupted air, sea and land traffic in many parts of Japan. •t,

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