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fa ds! 74th Year Phone 793-3221 REDLANDS. CALIFORNIA, TUESDAY. MARCH 3. 1964 $1.50 Per Month Forty-Four Pages 10 Cents Reveals two years of All testing WASHINGTON (UPD-Amer ica's revolutionary All aircraft, secretly developed with such success that the government still is congratulating itself, has been test floHH for about two years in remote regions of the West. The 2,000-miIc-pcr-hour jet's unheralded flights over wide open sparsely populated areas recall the secret drills over Utah 20 years ago when the Air Force was turning the B23 into history's first atomic bomber. About a dozen of (he titanium Alls have been built so far and flights now are beginning at the test center at Edwards Air Force Base, in more populous California. President Joimson revealed the All's prorgam at his news conference last Saturday, saj'- ing that the plane's performance "exceeds that of any other aircraft in the world today." Besides its ability to fly more than three times the speed of; sound, the President said the plane, could fly over distances of thousands of miles and at altitudes above 70,000 feet. Johnson said there would be extensive tests at Edwards to learn the All's capabilities as a long-range interceptor. It is understood that the super-secret airplane, started in 1959, began and may continue chiefly as a reconnaissance aircraft—a successor to the slow but high-flying U2 design which was then five years old. Living costs at new higii in consumer price index King Paul I critically ill in Athens ATHENS, Greece (UPD—The condition of King Paul I is worsening and his life is now in danger, reliable palace sources said today. An official medical bulletin took a Jess grave view of the 62-year old King's condition. It said he had a bladder malfunc tion today but otherwise "his condition remains unchanged" from Monday. It was announced Monday that the King had developed a second blood clot, this one in his lung. Two weeks ago he was operated on for a stomach ulcer. Cancer specialists were present but no malignancy was found in preliminary tests. A blood clot developed in his leg Sunday. The palace sources said the King is in great pain, llis wife. CRASH SCENE — Wreckage of o crashed Paradise Airlines plane is buried in snow along 8500-ioot ridge between Loke Tohoe end Reno. In lower right-hand corner, fail section is visible, ond looking farther up hill ports of tail, fuselage and wing (indicated by arrows) protrude from snow bank. All 85 persons aboard were killed when plane went down Sunday. (UPl Telephoto) Authorities begin task of removing bodies at crash TAHOE VALLEY, Calif. (UPI)—Authorities today began the task of recovering tlie frozen bodies of 85 Califomians whose "fun flight" to Lake Tahoe ended just 30 feet below the summit of a snow-swept Nevada mountain. The passenger's four-engine the 81 passengers and crewmen were dead. Douglas County Sheriff George Byers led a jeep party into the crash scene and left two deputies to guard the wreckage throughout the night, while work crews cut a road through the rugged terrain. The sheriff said they would Paradise Airlines Constellation remove the victims until af- plane vanished shortly before j j^^. „,j^ j„Qj .ni„g .5 arrival of an noon Sunday while approaching the Tahoc Valley .Airport in a blinding snowstorm. The tangled wreckage, partially cov ercd by a mantle of while, was found early Monday near the top of an S.700-foot Sierra Ne- «..«4t. «f Queen Fredcrika, is keeping ajvada ridge eight miles north of constant vigil by his bedside. Weather Redlands Weather Today Highest 64, Lowest 38 One Year Ago Highest 65, Lowest 42 Tomorrow's Sunrise and Sunset 6:14 a.m. —5:48 p.m. No smog, allowabic burning. San Bernardino Valley: Sunny Wednesday. Strong gusty north erly winds today. Continued cool today and cooler tonight. Lows tonight 28-36. Not so cool Wed nesday. U.S. Weafher Bureau Noon Forecast Skies win continue sunny this afternoon and Wednesday in Southern California. It will be cooler in most areas tonight and then warmer in most areas Wednesday. The outlook (or Thursday indicates generally fair weather and mild temperatures. Lovvest temperatures in coldest fruit frost key stations in South- em California uill be 27. There will be moderately low ceilings. Temperatures and precipitation for the 24-hour period ended at 4 a.m.: High Low Pretip. Boston Chicago Cincinnati Denver Fairbanks Fort Worth Helena Honolulu Kansas City Las Vegas Los Angeles Minneapolis New York Oklahoma City Palm Springs Phoenis Sacramento Salt Lake City San Francisco Seattle Washington 54 40 53 48 T 57 37 .44 46 20 .44 9 -13 76 47 37 23 83 71 71 52 52 41 58 49 .12 51 24 57 45 72 43 45 60 37 .15 57 38 35 IS .01 .54 49 50 38 .61 64 44 .31 the airport. An Air Force helicopter made tlie first sighting shortly after a massive search for the miss ing airliner began at dawn. A second helicopter landed at the scene and coniirmcd that all of Midwife moves into palace LONDON (UPD—Queen Elizabeth's midwife moved into Buckingham Palace for tlie fourth time Jlonday night to prepare for the birth of the Queen's baby. Tlie Queen is expecting her fourth child in about t w o weeks. official from the Federal Bu Five coeds in cheerleader contest WI.NTER HAVE.V, Fla. (UPI) —Three Southern and two Mid v.-estcrn coeds were named finalists Monday in the Miss Cheerleader USA contest. The girls will come here March 22 for the final round ol competition which carries a scholarship from the U.S. Cheerleaders Association for the winner. Finalists are Sherry Daye Baird of Lebanon, Tenn.. Birmingham Southern College; Judy Griffith of Dover. Tenn., .\ustin Peay State College; Cindy Lee of Slontgomry, Ala., Auburn University; Jeanie Carroll of Fort Wayne, Ind., Indiana University; and Carolyn Lawrence of Portsmouth, Ohio Ohio University. four.rcau of Investigation and anoth er from the Civil Aeronautics Board. "It will be at least noon before we start working with the bodies." Byers said. He added that they would be taken to Mindcn and Carson City, where the FBI will aid in identifica- lion. The CAB announced in Wa.sh- ington that an investigation team would attempt to determine the cause of the crash. In the last fiill radio report from the ill-fated aircraft, plane Capl. Henry Norris, 43. Alameda, Calif., said he was over the western edge of the High Sierra Lake making a visual approach to the airport, which docs not have instrument landings. As the blizzard worsened and visibility decreased, Norris apparently turned to take his planeload of weekend gamblers and skiers over the mountain to the Reno Airport. His last radio transmission consisted of only two words: "Flight 901 .... " Held en three counts LOS A.N'GELES (UPD-News paper vendor Arthur Jacobson, 42, arraigned on three counts of murder in the fatal shooting of three men in a Hollj-wood bar, was held without bail today pending a preliminary hearing March 9. Cassius khaki bound Being Black Muslim not enough to exempt Clay By LOUIS CASSELLS WASHLNGTON (UPI>-A Selective Service spokesman said today a man could not qualify for draft exemption as a conscientious objector merely by claiming membership in a re-| ligious body opposed to violence. He made the statement when asked about reports that heavyweight bo.ving champion Cassius Clay might try to avoid handled on an individual basis, just like applications for occupation deferment," he said. Membership Not Enough "Membership in a religious body which teaches pacifistic views is one piece of eridence wiiich a man might submit to help establish his claim to be a conscientious objector. But it is not enough by itself. Nor is it necessary to be a member of any church to make military service on the ground jthe claim. The law states only that he is a member of the Black Muslim sect. The spokesman said that Selective Service did not have any "blanket policy" toward Black .Muslims, or members of acy other religious group. ".All applications for conscientious objector classification are that the objection must be based on 'religious training and belief than on political or phil osophical views, or moral codes." The spokesman pointed out that there might be bona fide conscientious objectors in any religious group, and, converse­ ly, some members of (radition- aUy pacifist groups do not oppose military service. He said he was not aware of any "test case" involving the position of the Black Muslims toward military service. "I'm sure the question must' have come up before local draft boards a number of times," he said, "but I've never heard of its reaching national headquar-, ters." The draft official said it was unlikely that Selective Service boards would question the Black Muslims' status as a re- personal i ligious body, even though Islamic scholars have challenged the sect's right to use the name and symbols of the historic religion founded by the Prophet Mohammed in the 6th century. WASHINGTON (UPI) — The cost of living edged up once again in January to a record high, the government reported today in a streamlined version of the Labor Department's consumer price inde.x. The department said costs of fond pushed up the new index to 107.7 per cent of average 1957-59 prices. This was a rise of one-tenth of 1 per cent over the old index for December. The new index, reflecting price changes for more than 400 goods and services purchased by the family of the average city worker, was published for the first time today. It showed sharply higher prices for fresh vegetables and eggs ia January. Coffee, sugar and candy also were higher than in December. Fresh vegetables prices rose by 7.5 per cent. The increases ranged up to 20 per cent or more for cabbage, green peppers and cucumbers. Fuel prices and gasoline also were up in January but seasonal "white sales" reduced prices for clothing and house furnishings. The old index showed no change in the price level from December to January m contrast with the slight advance in the new measuring rod of inflation. The Bureau of Labor Statistics said this divergence resulted mamly because new items were priced in different kinds of stores for the new index. The new index is e.xpected to show results very close to the old inde.x for the first few months it is used. It includes more items in the market basket of goods and services, more cities, new weights and broader coverage of retail stores. For these reasons, it Is expected to give a more accurate indication of changes in the prices paid for basic living costs by average city workers. The old index stood at 107.6 in December — a record level. This meant it cost S10.76 to buy the same goods and services that were priced at $10 in the 1957-59 base period. The base period for the new index remains the same. But the ingredients and methods of computation have been stream- Uncd as a result of a three- year, S5 million refurbishing job performed by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The government conducted many surveys to find out how American famihes were spend- uig their money. This information on the proportion spent for food, clothing, housing and other items, together with data- cn what stores were patronized, w-as used to compile the framework for the new index. Some items are being priced for the first time, including taxi fares, motel room rates and funeral expenses. The number o£ cities where price checks are made has been increased from 46 to 50. Nixon slate filed in Florida TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (UPI) A slate of delegates pledged to support Richard M. Ni.xon for president was filed today by Republican National Committeeman Anthony S. Battaglia, Battagiia would not say whether Ni.xon knew his name was being entered in the Flori da preferential primary to be held May 26. The Ni.xon slate joins four other slates previously filed, two Democrstic and two Republican. A list composed of top Democratic state oUicials headed by Gov. Farris Bryant are run ning pledged to President John son while another Democratic slate is pledged to South Carolina Sen. Strom Thurmond, the 1948 Dixiccrat candidate for president. The other two Republican slates has one group composed of regular supporters of Sen. Barry Goldwater, R-Ariz., and another group pledged to no particular candidate but consisting of Goldwater supporters. To negotiate for more spacecrafts S.ANTA JfONICA (UPD—The fetleral space agency today announced it would negotiate with Hughes Aircraft Co. for development and construction of five advanced technology satellite spacecrafts for flights beginning in 1966. The incentive contract was expected to exceed S30 million. A.F. crewman blown from air transport in mishap KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (UPD- A crewman aboard a C130 troop transport plane plunged 19,000 feet to apparent death today when a door of the plane was blown open during a flight over the Great Smoky Mountains. The Air Force said the crewman, who was not identified immediately, was "standing near the door which had blown out without warning, and he was sucked out." The second crewman was sucked out of the gaping, 12- foot hole near the front of the plane but grabbed a chain attached to a heavy tool box as he flesv out. Officers said his body was momentarily suspended in the air wash outside the plane but they managed to pull him back inside. The door struck a propeller and engine of the four-engine plane as it was blown from its hinges, forcing the plane to turn back and make a dramatic emergency landing at McGhee-Tyson Air Force Base here. The accident happened about 32 miles east of here, over the Galinburg ski resort area in The Great Smoky Mountains. The plane was en route from Sewart Air Force Base, Smyrana. Tenn., to Myrtle Beach. S.C. There were no injuries upon landing. Eleventh, twelfth jurors sworn in for Ruby trial DALLAS (UPI) — The Jack Ruby jury was completed today under a cigar-puffing substitute judge. Two women were sworn in to fill the box. Judge J. Frank Wilson, filling for Joe B. Brown Who went home with a bad cold, swore in .Mrs. Aileen B. Shields. 58, a divorcee and Mrs. Louise Malone. also 58. a widow. They joined the other 10 jurors in the isolation section of the courthouse. Testimony in the trial of Lee Harvey Oswald's slayer will be- in Wcdneday. When Brown went home with what appeared to be a heavy cold just before the session started, Wilson took over despite protests from flamboyant chief defense attorney Melvin Bern. "Take your seat. Mr. Belli, Wilson said from the bench. Belli started talking again. "When the court tells you to take your seat," Wilson snapped, "you'd better do it. Belli did it. Shortly afterward. Mrs. Aileen B. Shields, a telephone company employe, was seated as the 11th and nc.xt-to-last juror. The 55-year-old Brown broke into a cold sweat and went home on the advice of his physician just before the session was to begin. Diplomats feel UK Cyprus plan unsuccessful NICOSIA. Cyprus (UPI) — Western diplomats expressed doubts today that the United Nations peace plan will settle the Cypnis crisis. While the U.N. Security Council in New York approached a vote on the peace plan, rival Greek and Turkish Cypriot bands massed in villages of the northwest, creating the danger of a major outbreak of flghting. Informed observers said the basic constitutional and political differences between the communities persist despite conciliation efforts. "There is absolutely no sign of the two sides even considering getting together," one diplomat said. "While this continues, neither the Security Council resolufions nor an international peace-keeping force is hkely to have much effect." Group favors new rubbish program LOS .ANGELES (UPI)-Members of the city council's public works and finance committees voted 4-1 Monday in favor of a combined weekly collection of rubbish—including tin cans. The two committees also authorized purchase of 47 trucks, at a cost of 8752,000, for the combined pick-ups, and voted to drop the city's contract with Los Angeles By-Products Co., effec- Uve July 3, for purchase o£ metals. ENTERS HOSPITAL - The state of Gen. DougFas MacArthur's health is reflected in these two photographs taken eight months apart. Photo af left was token yesterday when Gen. MocArthur entered Walter Reed Army MedicoJ Center "for observation and evoluafion of obdominol complaints." Photo at right was token in July, 1963. {UPI Telephoto) Gen. MacArthur suffering from attack of jaundice WASHLNGTON (UPI) - Gen. Douglas MacArthur, 84, is suffering from a "moderately severe jaundice," officials at Walter Reed Army Medical Center said today. In a statement describing MacArthur's condition, a spokesman said the five-star general is not in pain. However, MacArthur has had "some weight loss" due to the ailment, which he has had for several months, the hospital said. On his arrival in the capital Monday by Air Force transport from New York, MacArthur appeared visibly thinner than on his last public appearance at a burthday celebration m Januaj^. The hospital spokesman said MacArthur is undergoing a series of tests to determine the cause of the jaundice condition. Under arrangements made by President Johnson. MacArthur was assigned to the hospital's special executive suite. He was accompam'ed on his trip fi«m New York by his wife, Jean, and his military aide, Maj. Gen. Courtney Whitney. His son, Arthur, is e.xpected to visit the hospital later this week, a spokesman said. The White House said fliat Johnson had telephoned MacArthur upon learning that the general had been feeling ill. Press Secretary Pierre Salinger said that after talking with MacArthur the President arranged with Maj. Gen. Leonard D. Heaton, Army surgeon general and commandant of Walter Reed, for the general's admission. In his last public appearance -a birthday dinner on Jan. 26 —MacArthur appeared in ro­ bust health. On that occasion, he was honored by a delegation of cadets from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point where he had served as one of the youngest superintendents in history. Since 1951, when he was summarily recalled by President Harry S. Truman as commander of U. S. and Allied forces in Korea, MacArthur has lived in semi-retirement in a New York hotel. He has spent much of his time writing his memoirs scheduled for fall publication.

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