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74th Year Phone 793-3221 REDLANDS. CALIFORNIA, WEDNESDAY. MARCH 4, 1964 $1.50 Per Menfh Twenty-EIghf Pages 10 Cents Koffa guilty of jury tampering CHATTANOOGA. Tcnn. (UPI) — A Federal jury today found Teamsters Union President James R. Iloffa guilty of two counts of jury tamperinS- Each count carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison. The jury returned its verdict shortly after 11 a.m. PST after 5 hours and 44 minutes of deliberation. The eight-man. four-woman jury specifically found Thomas E. Parks and E«-ing King, both of Nashville, Tenn., guilty as the principals in two of tlie three jury tampering counts submitted to the jury after 45 days of arguments. Hoffa and Larry Campbell, Detroit, were convicted of aiding and abetting. Nicholas T^vcel, Huntington, W. VA., another of Uic five codefendants in the case, was acquitted of the third count. Hoffa and the five codefendants were charged witii trying to influence a jury in the teamster leader's conspiracy trial at Nashville in 1952. The Nashville trial ended in a mistrial and resulted in the jury tampering charges which were transferred here for trial. Hoffa and his codcfendanLs announced they would appeal today's decision. Hoffa, hunched forward witli his elbows on the defense table, looked grim when the decision was announced. It will be up to U.S. District Judge Frank Wilson, who presided over the case, to set the sentences. Each count carries a ma.ximum 5 years in prison and $5,000 fine. At the outset of today's session Wilson turned down Uie jury's request to hear the testimony involving codefcndant Parks and the son of a juror in Hoffa's 1962 trial in Nash ville. Ruby's reactions retold by prosecution witnesses REMAINS OF THRESHER — An historic, gripping photo token with a pressure-resistant camera on (he oceon bottom ot a depth of 8,400 feet shows what has been identified as the 20-foot-square plate from the bow of the ill-fated nucleor submarine, U. S. Thresher. Propeller-shaped line is a lighting fixture on the camera. Photo courtesy Lamont Geological Observatory, Columbia University. (UPI Telephofo) Task force removing bodies from plane crash Florida couple being sought APACHE JUNCTION, Ariz., (UPI)—A search has been initiated for a Florida couple who may have information concerning the Feb. 23 slaying near here of Mr. and Mrs. John Ber- lella of SherriU, N.Y.. sheriff's deputies reported today. The Floridians, known only as Don and Linda, were recent campers in tite area and possibly spent some time near the Bcrtellas' Apache trail campsite, according to Sheriff L.C. Boies. Boies said tlie man was believed to be seeking masonry work in the Phoeni.'c area. Weather Eedlands Weather Today Highest 68, Lowest 36 One "i'car Ago Highest 66, Lowest 41 Tomorrow's Sunrise and Sunset 6:13 a.m. ~ 5:49 p.m. No smog, allowable burning. U.S. Weather Bureau Noon Forecast The forecast lor Southern California calls for mostly sunny weather today and Thursday but increasing cloudiness Thursday. Slightly warmer today and over inland areas Thursday. Gusty winds northern deserts Thursday. The outlook for Friday is for partly cloudy skies and gusty winds. A few light showers are likely in t h e mountains «ilh snow above about 5,000 fct. These showers would begin in (he mountains of the northwest section late Thursday or early Friday and spread to the south cm mountains and to coastal sections of the extreme south sections during the day. Lowest temperature in coldest fruit frost key stations in Southern California tonight will be 30 degrees. Temperatures and precipifa. tion for the 24-hour period end ed at 4 a.m.: High Low Precip. Boston Chicago Cincinnati Denver Fairbanks Fort Wortli Helena Honolulu Kansas City Las Vegas Los Angeles Minneapolis New York Oklahoma City Palm Springs Phoeni-v Sacramento Salt Lake City San Francisco SeatUc Washington MINDEN, Nev. (UPI) -Sheriff George Byers said today task forces of workers will have recovered the bodies of about 30 victims by nightfall from the snow-covered wTeckage of a "fun flight" airliner. Byers said recovery of the victims was "slow work" and estimated it would take until Sunday before the remaining 75 frozen bodies would be removed from the crash scene on 8,500- foot Genoa Mountain. FBI agents and Civil Aero nauticc Board investigation teams have identified two bodies of the seven recovered as Paradise Airlines pilot Henry Norris, 43, Fremont, Calif., and his co-pilot, Don Watson, 28, South San Francisco. the Constellation crashed Sunday on a "fun flight" from San Jose and Salinas to Tahoe Valley, the heart of Lake Tahoe's gambling and ski resort are. All 85 aboard were killed and tJicir bodies scattered for hundreds of yards. Byers said 50 men including teams of insurance investiga tors, two doctors and volunteers were at the scene going about the grim task and trying to identify the victims. About 40 relatives, many of them expressionless, huddled in the Jlinden Fire Station today hoping for speedy identification of family members who perished. The work continued while the first of many expected suits 58 35 51 40 .01 55 48 .78 25 4- .08 18 -10 76 42 .27 38 28 84 72 72 42 58 51 63 49 30 24 .78 51 42 .08 73 31 .05 70 42 53 37 .03 64 41 34 19 T 57 49 46 44 .12 50 43 .01 Young bride stabs husband, held for treatment SAN JOSE, CaUf. (UPI) —A 21-year-old bride,, accused of stabbing to death her husband of two days in nearby Sunny vale, has been committed to Agnews State Hospital for treatment. Mrs. Slary Ann Le Valley Hallenbeck of Blackwell, Okla., Tuesday was committed by Superior Judge Raymond B. Callaghan after four psychiatrists testified that she was "an acute schizophrenic." Dr. Walter Rapaport, Agnews director who was retained by (he defense, said that "it is probable that with immcdi ate care that her outlook for recovery would be favorable." .Asst. Dist. Atty. John Schatz said that if she recovers, she still would face a murder charge since technically, the charge against her was not dropped. Mrs. Hallenbeck was charged with killing her husband, Terry, an airman, on Feb. 24, minutes after they arrived at Sunny\ale after an auto trip from Oklahoma. During Tuesday's 15 - minute proceeding, the young widow sat caUnly in the jury bos, flanked by a matron and deputy, and comforted by her mother, Mrs. Hariey S. Le Valley, and her brother, Steven, an interne at Denver General Hospital. was already on file in connection with the tragedy. The wreckage was sighted Monday, and as authorities were removing the first seven bodies from the scene Tuesday afternoon, a $1 million suit was filed in Salinas against the airline and its president, Herman Jones. Mrs. Jessie Jane John.son, maternal grandmother of three children orphaned by (he crash, charged in Monterey County Suprior Court that the plane was "flying negligently." She asked SI million on behalf of Bryant Harvey, 7; Bill Harvey, 5; and Jessie Harvey, 2. Their parents, William Harvey, 29, and his wife, Patricia, 26, were killed in the crash. The bodies of seven victims of the tragedy were brought off the mountain Tuesday afternoon by Sheriff George Byers of Douglas County, Ncv. He said 43 others were located, but it would take tliree or four days to complete the grim task. Byers said the first seven bodies included those of five passengers and two of the four crew members aboard the plane, but he did not release their identities. The bodies were brought to this town of 2,000, four miles cast of the crash scene, where they were placed on the floor of a one-time dance hall for identification. Extra mortuary equipment was brouglit from as far away as San Jose, and (he Red Cross opened a round-the-clock office to aid relatives in their sad vigil. About eight family groups were on hand as local authorities, aided by the FBI, went about the grisly task of identification. The Civil Aeronautics Board began its investigation of the tragedy by questioning Jones, who flew to Tahoe Valley as his airline resumed its "fun flights" from California to Lake Tahoe. There were only 12 passengers on Tuesday's flight aboard the sister ship of the ill-fated Constellation. Family at bedside of King Paul I Candidates in crucial stage in N.H. CONCORD, N.H. (UPI)-Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller and Sen. Barry Goldwater today entered the crucial fmal stage of their battle to win New Hampshire's first-in-the nation primary. Rockefeller, two days behind the conservative senator from Arizona in entering the last week of campaigning, today demanded an end to the Democratic "big budget-big spend-big deficit policies." Both candidates concentrated ATHENS (UPI) — Greece's Kmg Paul, reported under heavy sedation to relieve pain, lay gravely ill in Tatao Palace today with his family at his bedside. "His majesty . . . passed a quiet forenoon," Dr. Thomas Doxiades announced at 1 p.m. "He is taking fluids by niouth and intravenously. All tJie members of the royal family are by Ills side." The King's "quiet forenoon" was believed due (o extensive drugging to relievo pain. The Greek press revealed the gravity of the King's condition today for the first time under such headlines as "Only a miracle can save the King" and "The King is in danger." The 62-ycar-old monarch is suffering from urinary trouble and two blood clots following a serious stomach ulcer op era tion. A medical bulletin issued this morning said: His majesty the King has had a quiet enough night. This morning he had an increased amount of urine. There is medium feverish movement.' Anti-coagulants appeared to have the blood clots fairly un der control, but doctors remained extremely concerned over the 62-ycar-old monarch's bladder condition. The optimistic medical buUe tin came after it was reported by the palace sources that he was gradually losing strength. His wife. Queen Fredcrika, remained by his bedside in his room in Tatoa Palace, 20 miles from Athens. King Paul Tuesday night summoned an Ortliodos priest, who gave him benediction and prayed in his room. He also called for his two-month-old granddaughter, Helena, the child of his eldest daughter Princess Sophie and Prince Don Carlos of Spain. Informed sources said the King's doctors considered his bladder malfunction to be the most alarming symptom. The monarch's doctors said Tuesday night: "The King's disposition is good and his thought is clear. He is keeping calm." DALLAS (UPI) - Jack Ruby. 52, grew lost in thought and weary-eyed after President Kennedy's assassination but his first reaction was "nothing unusual" witnesses testified today at his murder trial. The slayer of accused assassin Lee Harvey Oswald, with a courtly bow, pleaded innocect to murder, but was not allowed to say innocent "by reason of insanity." Judge Joe B. Brown, back in court after a day at home with cold, overruled defense mo tions to transfer the trial to an other city and to stop the trial for a sanity hearing. As the striptease night club operator scribbled hasty notes, seven witnesses took tlie stand in the morning session to start testimony. Radio newsman Glenn Duncan testified (hat late on the night of the assassination. Ruby showed up at a ncwsrooui eager and excited. . ."but not dverly .so. He seemed in character." /Vnothcr radio newsman, Wcs Wise, said that on Uic following afternoon he told Ruby about .saddles that were to have been given to the President for the Kennedy children. "1 noticed tears in his eyes," Wise said. Judge Brown called a two- hour lunch recess after tes­ timony from tlirec police offi-| The saUow, haggard 52-year- old defendant stood at the defense table to hear the murder indictment after Judge Joe B. quick succession! cers who said Ruby trie'I to bring sandwiches to the police station while Oswald 'vas being questioned, and was in Ihe^ group of newsmen who saw Os- j Brown in wald on the night of the assas-j threw out defense motions to sination. Nov. 22. He also wasm-ansfer the trial to another placed in a crowd ouLside the" ., , „ ., „ , jail on Nov. 23. the day before I "'^ ^'^'^ " and said in a relaxed. low voice: "Not guilty, your honor." Twenty-seven witnesses were sworn in. all looking solemn. Among (hem were .Mr.;. Eva he shot the accused assassin. A pretty secretary testified that Ruby grew somber and sat staring vacantly a short time after the news of the as sassination. Lead-off witnesses for the state were employes of (he Dal las Morning News advertising department, where Ruby was placing an ad for his club when the assassination took place Nov. 22. John Newman, second witness, said Ruby was at his desk at the News. He said he and Ruby and other persons in the office went into an office to watch the Kennedy motorcade in DaUas on television. A short time later, Newman said, they received the word that (ho President had been shot. Was there anything imusual about his behavior?" asked Asst. Dist. Atty. William F. Alexander. Nothing unusual. I would say, any more tlian anyone else," Newman replied. hearmg. Georgia Meyer, a Dallas News secretary, testified that about one hour after tne assas sination. Ruby was sitting in an advertising office, staring. "Just like I'm staring now at the back of the room—Just fixed," the slim young secretary said. "He was sitting in a chair and just staring." She said the stare was un usual enough to attract her attention. With chief defense attorney Melvin Belli at his side. Ruby listened solemnly to the reading by Dist. Atty. Henrj-. Wade. 'Jack Rubenstein alias. Jack Ruby," Wade began. Belli interrupted to say: "He answers to the name of Jack Rub ... " '... Unlawfully voluntarily and with malice aforethought did kill Lee Harvey Oswald with a gun ..." Watle went on. "How do you plead?" asked Judge Brown. L. Grant of Dallas and Mrs. Eileen Kamisky of Ciiicago, Ruby's sisters. The state called its first witness to begin chronological recounting of Ruby's action during three days of history—from the moment of President Kennedy's assassination at 12:31 p.m. Dallas time Nov. 22 until 11:21 a.m. Nov. 24 when Oswald was shot. Judge Brown once and for all denied the defense request for a change of venue which has been an issue since the trial started Feb. 17. Judge Denies Motion When the defense a.sked for a sanity hearing, which would have stopped the trial. Brown replied: "Gentlemen, your motion is is denied." The defense sought repeatedly to win a change of venue on grounds Dallas could not eive Ruby a fair trial. Judge Brown said "I feci pretty good." he arrived in court after a day home in bed. Tlic two final jurors were seated Tiiesflay with Judge J. Frank Wilson on the bench. Ruby bowed from the waist | substituting for Brown. General vows to wipe out Communists County denies claim LOS ANGELES (UPI) — The county Tuesday denied a S50, 000 claim by relatives of a man mistskenly reported to be dead. The suit accusing the county of negligence stemmed from a mixup that occurred when John C. Wj-ngart, 92, and John Colline, 80, were transported to the county's General Hospital from a rest home. When CoUinc died soon afterward, it was W >Tigart who was reported dead. It was not until the funeral services were being conducted IDIOFA, The Congo (UPI) The young Congolese general stood amid the charred husks of houses in this ravaged pro vincial towti and vowed, "We are going to defeat this Com munist revolt in 15 days." For Gen. Joseph Blobutu, the 33-year-old commander of the Congo army, it was a promise tliat will be hard to keep. Around him, the wet wind chased scorched scraps of paper from the burned and looted homes down the dirt road. Two hundred frightened refu gees huddled behind an armed guard—the only inhabitants remaining in a town that once boasted 9,000 persons and the status of a major city in the Congo's Kwilu Province. Bows and Arrows In the jungle and bush around Idiofa, thousands of half-naked terrorists, armed only with bows and arrows but made brave by a combination of marijuana, superstition and Com munist indoctrination, continued their campaign of arson and murder. Both Gungu and Idiofa have witlistomi repeated attacks by thousands of rebels led by Peking-trained Pierre Mulelc. Spurred to mindless fanaticism by marijuana, the war- painted archers have flung themselves mto the line of fire of machine guns and automatic rifles, manned by the Congo army garrison. Mowed Down At Gungu. nearly 1,000 of the "invulnerable" rebels were killed. But they burned half the town. "Last week (hey a((ackcd Gungu with a red flag behind a solid phalanx of archers in broad daylight," a World Health Organization doctor at Kikwit recalled. "They shouted to the soldiers, 'Shoot if you have courage.' so the soldiers shot and mowed them down by tlie dozen. That weekend we had 750 corpses in the streets of Gungu. They kept attacking, wave after wave, for a solid half hour." House group approves Johnson's food stamps WASHINGTON (UPI) — The House Agriculture Committee today approved a scaled-down version of President Johnson's nationwide food stamp propos al. Changes made in the plan could drastically curtail participation in it. The bill, approved by a vote of 18 to 16, would require that participating states pay half the cost of food stamps which are given to needy families to use like money to buy lood. One agriculture committee source said that if this amendment were left in, the entire program might be ignored by the s(a{es. He observed that in the past, states interested in the food stamp plan had been extremely reluctant to finance any of the cost. Most of tlie areas where the plan has been tested are m a seriously depressed condition. Under the bill as originally proposed, the food stamps were to be paid for by federal grants. Approval of the revised plan (oday thus was not a full victory for Johnson, though it had been rejected earlier by the committee. The program is a key part of the President's anti-poverty package. It would expand a program under way on a tem porary basis in 43 areas. The committee was forced to bring up another food stamp bill today because of pressure from big city congressmen who were reported to have threatened to block tobacco research legislation. Rep. Harian Hagen, D-Calif., a supporter of the food stamp plan, said some Southern Democrats who opposed the biU last time were ready to smtch their votes. Five Southerners teamed with 14 Republicans to table the bill on a 19-14 vote last month. The legislation is a key part of Johnson's assault on poverty. It would e.xpand an experimen tal food stamp plan in effect in 43 areas since 1961. Under the program, needy persons are given books of stamps which they cash in for food at groceries. The present pilot food stamp plan is costing about $45 million a year. A national plan reaching about 4 million persons would cost about $36 million annually. Mofcorios reluctantly approves UN force President hails UN action in Cyprus WASHINGTON (UPI)-President Johnson today hailed as "a major step toward peace" the United Nations Security Council's approval of a plan for bringing peace to strife - lorn Cyprus. Johnson .^aid. however, that today's U.N. action was "only a first step" and pledged U.S. support of efforts of a mediator and other moves to resolve the Greek-Turkish dispute. Tlic important thing now is restoration of internal order in othe Meditenanean Island republic, Johnson said. The U.N. action is "the greatest and newest hope" for this, he added. "This is a constructive move out of which peace can come to all the nations involved." Johnson made the statements shortly after the Security Council unanimously approved sending an international peace force to Cyprus and appointment of a mediator. in the more heavily populated'that relatives discovered the southern part of the state in i dead man was not Wj-ngart. He their final drive before the pri-idled a month later. mary vote next Tuesday. Goldwater had three speeches scheduled at Keene, after morning stops in the Concord, area. Rockefeller was moving in or near Concord, The county contended the confusion apparently occurred before the elderly men reached the hospital and, therefore, there was no negligence on the part of the county. Wildcat strike ends in Nevada NEVADA TEST SITE (UPI) —A "wildcat" strike that had idled about a fifth of the 5,000 man cirilian work force at this nuclear proving ground since last Thursday ended Tuesday night. Members of the Operating Engmers Union had charged that four non-union drilling operators refused to pay their men 56 cents an hour in fringe benefits. The union agreed to return to work when the Las Vegas Trade Council said it would place the four contractors involved on a "do not patron ize" list. NICOSIA, Cyprus (UPI) President Makarios was reported today to have given reluctant approval to the United Nations peace plan for Cyprus and to have persuaded the Russians to go along with it. The plan was before the U.N. Security Council in New York for expected approval this morning. Drafted as a compromise by five small-power members of the council, the plan would create an international peace force with a loose Imk lo (he U.N. secretariat, and name a mediator to end the dispute between the warring Greek and Turkish CjTriots. Informed sources here said i acceptance of the plan would cUminatc the danger of a war between Greece and Turkey but would leave C>-prus' internal political issues unsolved. Dangerous Situation 0>ntinued communal fighting has created the danger of| military intervention by Greece and Turkey on opposing sides. The sources said Makarios, leader of the Greek Cypriot majority has relented on his insistence that the international force be under direct control of the U. N. Security Council, where Russia has a veto. The Greek this morning Irwin pictures self as Sinatra's protector LOS ANGELES (UPI)-John Wilham Irwin, 24, today testified he felt something "quite serious'' would happen if he did not stay with Frank S'matrs Jr. while the young singer w-as being held at a kidnap hideout. Irwin, testifying in his defense, pictured himself as a -.u'lu "iZ „"l "protector" of the young vocal- thc vote with the other mne ap -L_^; „_ °, , . ios, at the request of the United. States, sent an urgent appeal to the Russians asking them not to veto the plan. The sources said it was likely Russia and Czechoslovakia, (he two Communist members of the 11- nation council, would abstain in proving. The Russians have contended that any U.N. peace - keeping force must be under direct authority of the council. Originally Makarios adhered to this view, causing a major roadblock in the peace negotiations. The purpose of the international force would be to- stop the communal fighting that has resulted in hundreds of casual- Ues since the crisis started Christmas week. It would replace the 7.000 British troops now policing the island, ja former British colony. The primary political difference between the Greek and Turkish Cypriots is Makarios' proposal for certain amendments to the constitution. The Turkish minority, outnumbered 4 to 1, contends the changes would take away many of its rights gained under the 1960 independence treaty. The 1S60 treaty makes Brit- iain, Greece and Turkey guar- Cj-priot press !antor osf Cyprus' independence headUned theiand constitution. The Makarios archbishop's acceptance of t h e five - power resolution as a means of safeguarding the peace on this Mediterranean island. Informed sources said Makar- ist. Ha told the jury codefcnd­ ant Barry Worthington Kenan, 23, telephoned him the day after the kidnaping and said Sinatra had ben kidnaped and was at the Canoga Park hideout. When Irwin arrived he saw Sinatra lying on a bed and Joseph Clyde Amsler, 23, asleep on a nearby mattress. "Kcenan was nervous and upset and very high strung. So was Joe .\m.slcr. I just felt that if I didn't stay there something could happen — quite serious." Irwin testified under direct examination earlier that Kennan told him about the kidnap plot ui October. Irwin said he was told by Kennan "There is no danger in getting caught because this thing has been set up by people a lot smarter than you or I." Irwin was the second of the three suspects to take the stand. gove r n m e n t has expressed fears that Turkey might intervene militarily to help the Turks on the island. The thr powers are alh'es of (he United States in N.-VTO. Quote of Day NEW YORK — A 14-year old girl screaming at her public school teacher after attaciing her with her fists and giving the teacher a black eye and bloody nose: "I hate you, I hate yoiL"

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