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74th Year facts; Phone 793-3221 REDLANDS, CALIFORNIA. MONDAY, MARCH 2, 1964 $1.50 Per Month Twenty-Four Pages 10 Cents Airliner hits ridge near Tahoe. 85 dead AIR DEFENSE INTERCEPTOR - This is the mighty A-IT \et interceptor that Air Defense pilots may be flying in a few yean. Pres. Johnson verbally unwrapped the oircraff at a news conference Saturday and said it will travel at more then 2,000 miles an hour, better than three times the speed of sound. The dart-shaped aircraft has been tested at Edwards Air Fores Bose.' (UPl Telephoto) Four dead in two-car crash inCueamonga By United Press tnfernational Three persons were killed and a fourth injured critically in a two-car collisinn in Cucamonga, heading a list of weekend traffic accidents in Soulhem CaU- fornia that left at least 14 persons dead. The victims in the triple fatality were a San Bernardino couple — Richard Cummings, ?>0. and his wife, Barbara Ellen. 18—and a girl passenger in the other car, Dayle C. Haddock. 16, Riverside. The collision took place early Sunday at an intersection on Foothill Boulevard. The driver of the other car, William R. Poole, 18, Gardena, was reported in critical condition. Judge fines Ruby's attorney for contempt Weather Redlands Weather Today Highest 58, Lowest 43 Rainfall: 24 hrs. .47, Season 8.SI Last Year 3.19 Sunday Highest 66, Lowest 35 Saturday Highest 63, Lowest 43 One Year Ago Highest 72, Lowest 45 Tomorrow's Sunrise and Sunset 6.15 a.m. —5:47 p.m. Xo smog, allowable burning. San Bernardino Valley: Cloudy with showers today and snow over mountains. Few isolated mountain thunderstorms this aft ernoon. Clearing tonight. Sunny on Tuesday. Strong gusty winds at limes. Cooler today and tonight. Low tonight 30-36. Not so cool Tuesday. U.S. W«ather Bureau Noon Poreeast A weather front moved into Southern California late last night and early this morning bringing light rain to most coastal areas, snow to most mountain areas and scattered light sho.wers to a majority of desert areas. Skies will be generally sunny on Tuesday. The outlook for Wednesday in dicates fair weatiier. Lowest (empcratures in coldest fruit frost key stations will be 26 degrees. Moderate ceiling conditions. Some firing may be necessary beginning in coldest places at 3 a.m. Five Day Forecast Scattered showers through midweek from mountains to the Coast. Temperatures «ere to average two to five degrees below normal in interior regions and slightly above normal in coastal and mountain areas, Temperatures and precipitation for the 24-hour period ended at 4 a.m. High Low Precip 4S 37 Boston Chicago Cincinnati Denver Fairbanks Fort Worth Helena Honolulu Kansas City Las Vegas Los Angeles Minneapolis New Y'ork Oklahoma City Palm Springs Phoenix Sacramento Salt Lake City San Francisco Seattle Washington 50 61 52 6 72 44 81 62 66 65 52 50 65 55 43 54 51 54 oS 43 28 -11 52 20 71 41 52 52 35 40 42 66 43 39 30 45 39 34 .20 .02 .08 .16 .55 .24 .11 D.\LL.4S (UPI)-Judgc Joe B. Brown held defense lawyer Joe H. Tonahill in contempt of court for an outburst of temper today as the search for a jury to hear Jack Ruby's murder trial neared an end. He was fined 525. Tonahill, a 6-foot-4 . 245-pound lawyer from Jasper, Tex., hurled a pocket pen to the floor and the judge ruled that contempt. Only two jurors remained to be selected. Chief Defense Attorney Melvin Belli of San Francisco asked the judge to reconsider. "f'm going lo hold him in contempt. .Mr. Belli," judge said. Tonahill apologized. But the judge made his ruling slick. During questioning of George E. Staton, a paper saleman, the prosecution objected to Belli's questions about whether Staton had an opinion of Ruby's guilt. Belli exploded: "Are we going to have the same hogwash that we've had for the last two weeks?" Tonahill joined in with a shout and hurled his pen to the floor with a clatter. Brown su.stained the prosecution objection while holding Tonahill in contempt Tonahill also was cited for contempt earlier during heated change of venue hearings early last month when the defense I .sought unsuccessfully to have the trial transferred to another city. The judge suspended thati fine. ' Before the session began, a defense psychiatricl spent an hour with Ruby, "nervous and deteriorating." But tlie 52-ycar old slayer of Lee Han'ey Oswald managed a slight smile as he was brought into court and seated at the defense table. Prospective juror Staton was the 1341h panehst called and the last one on the original hst of 151 names. Another 44 prospects were waiting in the wings. Defense attorneys hinted at legal fireworks and a bid for a mistrial as Judge Joe B. Brown's court assembled to try to find two jurors needed to fill the jury box. Dr. Manfred Guttmachcr, ex- lamining pycliiatrist for courts in Baltimore, examined Ruby in his cell before the third week I lit land 13!h day of the trial started. Chief defense attorney Melvin Belli sent for Guttmach­ cr on the ground tliat the slay cr of Lee Harvey Oswald was "nervous as a. cat" and deteriorating. Guttmachcr, who last examined Ruby in December, said "he has deteriorated somewhat. He doesn't look as well. He appears much more an.xious and tense." The defense had indicated there would be a series of surprise motions at the trial today. It refused to confirm or deny that it would bid for a mistrial base<I on the selection of jurors in the first two weeks. Polifician apologizes to Cburdsiil LO.VDON' (LTPI) — Richard Grossman, a Labor parly poll tician and journalist, apologized publicly to Sir Winston Church ill Sunday for having alleged that Britain's World War II leader once ordered a Iximbing raid out of personal pique. The apology and a full retraction appeared in the Sunday Telegraph, where the original allegations had been printed. Churchill had threatened libel proceedings unless Grossman apologized, retracted the false story and made a ".substantial contribution" to the Royal .Air Force Benevolent Fund. Supreme court rules in Colton case WASHINGTON (UPI) — The Supreme Court nJcd today that the Federal Power Commission has jurisdiction over wholesale sales of electric power in inter, state commerce without regard to state regulation. The 9-0 decision came in a dispute over a rate increase charged to Colton, Calif., by Southern California Edison Co. The company has been selling Colton its total supply of elec trie energy since 1945. The California Public Utilities Commission approved the hike, but Colton took the issue to the FPC in 1958. Federal law pro vides that the FPC regulate sales of electric energy at wholesale in intersate com merce." Pair of missiles fired \^.\N-DENBER AIR FORCE BASE (UP!)—A pair of Minut • man Intercontinental Ballisuc .Missiles were fired from this Pacific Missile Range Base Saturday in a one-two punch known as a ripple firing. Gen. MacArthur enters hospital for check up NEW YORK (UPI) — Gen. Douglas MacArthur, 84. architect of America's nctory over the Japanese in World War 11, left here to enter Washington's Walter Reed Army Hospital for observation and evaluation of abdominal complaints. The general, his wife, Jean, and an aide, JIaj. Gen Courtney Whitney, left the Slarine Terminal at LaGuardia Airport for the flight to Washington. A brief announcement by 1st Army Headquarters here did not elaborate on the general's condition. MacArthur, however, had appeared to be m robust health to those who had attended his last public function, a birthday affair held recently when he was honored by a delegation from West Point, which he once headed. MacArthur and his wife had been scheduled to attend formal dedicafion ceremonies in Norfolk, Va., May 30 of a 113-year- old courthouse where they will be buried after they die. Since 1951, when MacArthur was "fired" as commander of United States and United Nations forces in Korea, he had been limg in semireUrement in his Waldorf Towers suite here. Most of the time he spent writ ing about his military activities which spanned some of the brightest and darkest moments in the history of the .Army. Knowland demands ouster of Martin LOS .ANGELES (UPI) — Wil ham F. Knowland, state chairman of the Goldwater for Presi dent Committee, said Sunday ho will "carry to the highest levels in Washington" a demand that Joseph L Martin Jr.'s resignation as Republican national committeeman be accepted. Martin announced last week he was giving up his position to .support Gov. Nelson Rockefeller I of .\cw York again.st Sen. Barry Goldwater of Arizona in the California June 2 primary race for the GOP presidential nomination. Knowland said the Goldwater committee would not "remain silent" on the announced intention of state Republican chairman Caspar W. Weinberger to allow Martin to go on a leave of absence from his post. In a news conference at the Airport Marina Hotel following a statewide committee meeting, ICnowland said, "We will carry this to the highest levels in Washington and are prepared to demand a meeting of the full state central committee, if necessary." Mountain police dig bodies from jetliner wreck INNSBRUCK, Austria (UPI)— Hundreds of mountain rescuers today began digging out the bodies of 83 victims, most of them ski vacationers, from the snow-covered wreckage of a British airliner that crashed into an Alpine peak in Austria's worst air disaster. Authorities said recovery of tlie bodies was complicated by the fact that the turboprop Britannia airliner in crashing Saturday set off an avalanche that buried and carried away most of the victims. There were no survivors. In the first hours of daylight today, searchers found 15 bodies, rescue operation chief Dr. Eduard Obrecht said. One was identified by his clothmg as the pilot, Capt. E. Wynne Williams, 40. Between 300 and 400 mountain police and rescue corpsmen, aU veterans of the beauUfuI but deadly peaks of the Austrian TjTol, searched through the snow and stunted fir trees at the crash site on Mount Glun- gezer, six miles east of this winter Olympics city. The last message from the pilot before he crashed Saturday said ho was approaching Innsbruck at 10,000 feet altitude. "But we know now he thought he was 2.300 feet higher than! he TAHOE VALLEY, Calif. (UPI)—A Paradise Airlines Constellation that vanished in a snowstorm over Lake Tahoe was found smashed atop an 8,700-foot Sierra Nevada ridge to day and the Air Force said all 85 aboard were dead. An Air Force helicopter sighted the wreckage at 7:36 a.m. Shortly thereafter another helicopter landed and confirmed that it was the plane that disappeared Sunday while ap preaching Tahoe VaUcy Airport on the south shore of the lake. Capt. Leroy Marx, pilot of the helicopter which found it, said that if the plane had been 25 or 30 feet higher it would have cleared the ridge and possibly could have made a safe landing in Nevada. The plane crashed eight miles northeast of Tahoe Valley Airport, its destination on a 150- mile flight from San Jose, Calif., to the south shore gambling and ski resort area. Wreckage Is Scattered Biggest piece of wreckage was the Constellation's distujc- tive three-ruddered tail section. Other pieces including broken- off engines were scattered over an area of several hundred feet. The discovery halted a massive search by planes, helicopters, ground crews and Lake Tahoe boats that began at dawn today as weather cleared for the first Ume since the plane disappeared. Air services said the Constellation's pilot apparently had been tr>ing to get over the mountain and possibly land at Douglas-Tahoe Airport in Nevada two au* miles from the crash. Bodies will be brought out by sno-cat tracked vehicles manned by Air Force search and rescue men. A FBI team was scheduled to help in identification. A Civil Aeronautics Board accident investigafion team headed by Jack Carroll was to attempt to determine cause of the crash. Final radio reports indicated the plane was appiroaching Tahoe Valley Airport from the north, over the lake, '>vhen a fast-moving snowstorm closed in and made a visual landing impossible. The airport does not have facilities for instrument landings. Last report from the pilot, Henry Norris. 43, .Alameda, Calif., ended abruptly after only two words: "FUght 901 . . ." Norris was chief pilot for the Oakland, Calif.-based line and had about 16 years flymg experience. Twenty of the passengers boarded at SaUnas. Calif., and 61 in San Jose. The Salmas group included 16 from one department store. .Among those from San Jose were 20 patrons of one tavern. Others in the crew were co' pilot Don Watson, 28, South San Francisco; flight engineer Jack Worthley, 33. Fremont. Calif.; and stewardess Wyndette JIc- Dowell, 29. Richmond, Calif., the mother of four children. Paradise Airlines has been in operation for two years and recently has bten making two flights a day to Tahoe Valley, one from Oakland and one from San Jose. The crashed plane was an 049 model, the last of which were built by Lockheed in 1949. The crash brings to 143 the number of deaths in air crashes in the United States in the past week. -An Eastern Airlines plane crashed into a lake near New Orleans last Tuesday, killing 58 persons. Snowstorm keeps stewardess from flight LONG BEACH. Calif. (UPD- The same snowstorm that may have caused a Paradise Airlines plane to crash near Lake Tahoe was credited today with possibly saving the life of stewardess Jill Noble. Miss Noble, 21, told Sunday night of being cancelled off the ill-fated flight from San Jose, Calif., to Lake Tahoe just 10 minutes before it took off. Contacted by telephone at the airline's Oakland. Calif., headquarters. Miss Noble, who is from Long Beach, told reporters at the Long Beach Press-Telegram how she narrowly missed being on the plane. A Paradise DC3 was due to arrive from Lake Tahoe to pick up a charter party bound for the lake, but was delayed because of the snowstorm. It was decided to put the party on a constellation instead. As a result, fewer stewardesses were needed—and Miss Noble actually was." said Inns-] was taken off the roster just 10 Judge halts appearance of Frank Sinatra bruck airport manager Hermann Eggcr. "The main question to be solved is why the pilot was so low," Egger said. The wreckage ^vas discovered Stmday by search planes. The Britannia, carrying 8 crew members and 75 passengers for a skimg holiday, had vanished Saturday at the end of a flight from London to Innsbruck, site of the recent Winter Olympics. It disappeared in the clouds just eight minutes be/ore its scheduled landing. AU persons aboard the British Eagle International Airlines charter plane were British except for a South African and an Austrian girl. Si.x of the paS' sengers were children and three crew members were hostesses. Two families of four and five members perished. Hayden fails to halt water project bill WASHINGTON (UPI) — Sen. Carl Hayden, D-Ariz., failed today in an attempt to bottle up a Senate bill authorizing the S425 million Auburn - Folsom South Project in California. Hayden, who had served notice he would oppose the California project until the $1.1 billion Central Arizona Project is approved, sought to block action on the project in a Senate reclamation subcommittee. However, the measure sponsored by Sens. Thomas H. Kuchel, R-Calif., and Clau: Engle, D-Calif., was sent to the full Inferior Committee without recommendation. The relatively imusual step of reporting the bill without recommendation was taken on a motion by Kuchel after Hayden objected to the project during a closed hearing. Investigators probe telephone company fire Man eleefrocuted WESTMINSTER (UPI) — Arson investigators today were eX- a 5250,000 General Telephone pected to examine the ruins of Co. business office destroyed by Ore early Sunday, but Fire Chief Mel Ingram said there was no evidence the blaze was deliberately set. Ingram described the fire as the biggest" this Orange County city of 47,000 has ever had. Telephone service to some of the 32,200 subscribers m this area was temporarily cut off, but the company's main exchange building one block away was unaffected. General Telephone has been struck for nearly i'i months by the Communications Workers of America (CWA) and plagued by vandalism, primarily cable slashmgs. Ingram said his department iwas working on '•the possibility Russians to launch onother space man ST0CKH0L5I. Sweden (UPI) —Russia will launch another manned space ship sometime this year, accorduig to Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarm. The spaceman, who arrived Quote of Day WASHINGTON — Sen. Richard B. Russel, D-Ga., an opponent of the civil rights bill before Congress, speculating on the determination of President ...^ , ..... Johnson to press for a strong;here for an eight-day visit SunbiU: day. also denied reports of a "From a purely political recent Communist space disas- standpouit, I would expect the tcr. President to feel he cannot af- "No Sonet cosmoncuts have ford to compromise." ever been killed," he claimed. LOS ANGELES (UPD-Fed- eral Judge William G. East today quashed a subpoena which would have required Frank Sinatra Sr. to testify as a defense witnes at the trial of three men accused of kidnaping his son. Judge East ruled the defense did not show that it had "a new area" of questioning for Frank Sr. who appeared earlier as a government witness and testified that the kidnaping of his son was not "a publicity stunt." Defense attorney Morris La- vme had said "Frank Sr. is vital to determine the purpose of the money put up for ransom or reward for publicity. This is what we desire to explore. Judge East ruled that the defense was "asking nothing more than continuation of cross examination" and withdrew his order for a subpoena for Frank Sr. who is m Tokyo on business. The ruling was made before the jury of nine men and three women returned to the courtroom in the fourth week of the trial of Barry Keenan, 23; Joseph Amsler, also 23, and John Irwin, 42. Supreme Court against hospital segregation WASHINGTON (UPI) — By a brief but far-reaching order, the Supreme Court today let stand a lower court ruling that outlaws racial segregation of doctors and patients in hospitals built with the help of federal funds. The court did so by refusing to review a decision against two Greensboro, N.C., hospitals which had obtained assistance under the federal Hill-Burton Act. Without comment, the court turned down a request of the two hospitals for a high court hearing on the case. The impact of the action may extend to other states and communities which have used federal grants for hospital construction. The decision banning segrega tion policies in such facihUes was banded down last Nov. 1 by the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals which reversed a district federal judge's fmding. LOS ANGELES (UPI)- Rob-lof arson." ^though ptS;^ |ert G. Dannmg. 34. Playa dcl;invesUgation revealed nothing minutes before takeoff time. _ . _ .Miss Noble was next in line j Key, was electrocuted yester- for the job of head stewardess!day when the model airplane Wynetta McDowell, who went on the substitute fhght. "She was my best friend, said the stewardess. King Paul I of Greece ill with blood clot A 'niE .N'S, Greence (UPI) King Paul I has developed a blood clot in his lung, it was announced today. Informed sources at the royal palace said his condition was rapidly worsening. The sources said the 62-year- old King is struggling against the effects of two blood clots—, one in his leg and one in the lung — and the after-effects of major operation for a stomach ulcer. The clot in the leg developed Sunday. An official medical bulletin maintained, however, that the King's condition "does not inspire any anxiety." The bulletin said treatment was in progress to break down the blood clot. The King's operation two weeks ago was for a stomach ulcer. Two British cancer specialists were in attendance but preliminary tests showed no signs of malignancy. he was flying truck a high tension power line. to indicate that the fire was deliverately set. The blaze apparently started near a furnace in the building. Sfcorf circuit fco/fs Palm Springs tramway Rescue team saves boy S.AN GABRIEL (UPI) — A mountam rescue team from the San Dimas sheriffs station lowered to safety Simday a 10-year[old boy who was trapped on a '70-foot high cliff and a man who also was stranded there after he tried to rescue the youngster. The boy. Rocky Dean WU- liams, Gardena, and his would- be rescuer, Ronnie Lee Horsfall, 21, HuatingtoD Park, escaped injury. PALM SPRINGS (UPD- About 350 tourists were stranded at the top of snow-covered Mt San Jacinto Saturday when short circuit halted the Palm Springs tramway that carries passengers from the floor of the desert to the wintry moim taintop and back. The tramway's two passenger cars were left suspended on the 13200-foot cable by the breakdown. One of the cars, carry- mg about 75 passengers, was withm 300 feet of the valley station where the ascent begins. It was almost three hours before the cars were moved into the closest stations by means of an auxiliary gasoline - powered system rigged by workers. About 15 or 20 persons in the lower car, which was suspended only 30 feet from the ground, were lowered to safety during that time by means of a canvas and rope device. It wasn't until nearly 2 a.m. Sunday that the stranded tourists were loaded into cars and taken to the canyon floor. Proposes law ending secret crime societies WASHINGTON (UPI) - Sen. John L. McC3ellan, D-Ark., says he is thinking about proposing legislation to make it unlawful to belong to a secret criminal organization. McClellan, whose Senate i n- vestigations subcommittee held hearings on the "Costa Nostra" criminal society, said Sunday no present law covered membership in an organization dedicated to crime as means of livelihood. HIGH DRAMA — HeUcop- ter rescue of passengers on stalled Palm Springs tram was not req'iired Saturday. But this picture taken near Zurich, Switzerland of almost' identical cable car shows how fearless passengers could climb out and then reach a ladder hung from a whirli- bird.

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