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fa cU 74th Year Phone 793-3221 REDLANDS, CALIFORNIA. FRIDAY. MARCH 6, 1964 $1.50 Per Month Sixteen Pages 10 Cents ASSASSIN'S WINDOW—Melvin Belli, center, chief defense attorney for Jack Ruby, peers from the sixth floor window of the Texas School Book Depository Building from which the shots that killed Pres. Kennedy were fired. Belli, accompanied by School Book Depository manager R. S. Truly, left, and defense ottorney Joe Tonahill, points to the spot where Kennedy was shot. Ruby's trial for the murder of accused assassin lee Oswald entered its third day of testimony today. (UPI Telephoto) State rests its case in Jack Ruby murder trial DALLAS (UPI) - The slate rested its case today in Ihc Jack Ruby murder triaL DALLAS (UPI) — Jack Ruby decided two days before he shot Lee Harvey Oswald that he would kill the accused assassin because he "wanted the world to know guts," a witness testified today. The defense attorneys leaped up shouting demands for a mistrial as Police Sgt. Patrick T. Dean testified in the Ruby rnur- dcr trial that the defendant made the statement 10 minutes afer he shot the Marxist misfit last Nov. 24. Dean said Ruby told him he that Jews do haveldccided to kill Oswald when he saw him in the police line- Weafher Redland.'; Weather Today Highest 58, Lowest 46 One Year Ago Highest 75, Lowest 37 Tomorrow's Sunrise and Sunset 6:11 a.m. — 5:50 p.m. No smog, allowable burning Saturday, Sunday, Jlonday San Bernardino Valley: Con siderable sunshine Saturday afternoon but variable cloudiness at times. Chance of few sprin klcs or light showers late tonight and early Saturday especially near mountains. Gusty winds at times in afternoons. Slightly cooler today and most sections tonight. Lows tonight 30-36. U.S. Weather Bureau Noon Forecasf There will be some variable cloudiness over mountain and coastal areas but otherwise gen eralJy sunny weather is expected over most of Southern California this afternoon and Saturday afternoon. The remains of a weak weather front are scheduled to pass through Southern California Saturday morning. Ahead of and during the passage cloudiness will increase in coastal and mountain areas and may become heavy enough to produce scattered sprinkles or light showers. However no substantial precipitation • amounts are anticipated. The outlook for Sunday is for some cloudiness but considerable sunshine and slightly warmer afternoon temperatures. Five Day Forecast A chance of precipitation by late Sunday and cooler than normal temperatures. Temperatures and precipita-j Uon 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 Phoeni-x Sacramento Salt Lake City San Francisco Seattle Washington thafs when he first thought that he would kill him and he also wanted the world to know that Jews do have guts." Kuby came from a devoutly orthodo.x Jewish family in Chicago. Dean's testimony followed presentation of two films showing the slaying of Ruby. One. shown in slow motion, !was taken by Isidore Bleckman, up Friday Nov. 22, after Oswald!a United Press International cameraman for UPI ncwsfilms. Judge Joe B. Brown overruled defense motions for mistrial based on impropriety of had formally been accused of as.sassinating President Kennedy. "What did he tell you he de cided to do when he saw Os-: questioning, and causing preju- wald in the lineup?" asked Dist. .Atty. Henry Wade. "He said that when he noticed the sarcastic sneer on Os- said the stale would end wald's face two nights prior—'case this afternoon. dice in the minds of jurors. Just before the morning session recessed for lunch. Wade its MacArthur comes through operation WASHINGTON (UPI)— Gen. Douglas MacArthur, 84, hero of three wars, came through a major abdominal operation in surprisingly strong condition today. Doctors said that, barring complications, he might be out of the hospital in two to four weeks. JlacArthur's gall bladder was removed in a three-hour opera tion at Walter Reed .Army Hos pital. Surgeons, who had feared he might have cancer, reported with relief that they found "no evidence of malignancy." Army Surgeon General Leonard Heaton, who headed the surgical team, had warned in advance that any major operation was bound to be "dangerous" for a patient o! JlacAr­ thur's advanced age. He reported afterwards, however, that MacArthur "withstood the operative procedure well." JlacArthur was taken to a re covery room where officials said he would probably remain for from 24 to 72 hours, before being returned to his hospital suite. Heaton is the top-flight military surgeon who performed an emergency ileitis operation on Dwight D. Eisenhower while the latter was president. Five dead as large tanker explodes In Puget sound SEATTLE (UPI)— Five per sons were killed when the 10,590-ton Tanker Bunker Hill, running empty between two Puget Sound ports, exploded, burned and sank in Rosario Straits early today. Twenty-five crewmen were rescued. The dead included four officers, including the skipper, and a quartermaster. They are: Capt. M.J. (Mike) Abraham, formerly of Seattle and now of Los Angeles; Chief Mate R.H. Blake, also of California (home address not available); Chief Steward Harold Schmidt, Spokane, Wash., 3rd Junior Mate Ronald Lockhard, Montlake Terrace, Wash., and Quartermaster Robert Smith, Seattle. The tanker ordinarily carries a complement of 4-4 but because she was running between ports in the same area the other crew members were given shore leave. Twenty-one of the rescued were picked up by a Navy crash boat that constantly is on duty at the Whidbey Island Na val Air Station about five miles from where the vessel was rocked by three e.xplosions. Four were plucked from the cold waters by the crew of a Coast Guard heUcopter. The 507 - foot tanker had dumped its loan at Tacoma, Wash., and was en route to the Shell Oil refinery at Anacortes, iWash., about 80 miles north oi here, when an explosion ripped the vessel in two shortly after 4 a.m. The bow section, standing on its beams end, e.xploded again as it floated by the stem section. The ship sank between Lawson Reef and Whidbey Island due west of Deception Pass which separates Whidbey from Fidalgo Island on which Anacortes is situated. Harold Baker, 40, Pasadena, Calif., was standing the lookout's watch on the bow when the first blast occurred. "I looked back and all I could see was flame," he said. "I ducked under the fire apron to dodge flying debris. Then realizing I had to get my life jacket I went into the forward hatch. Before I got out again, the rear of the txiw section had sunk and the bow was standing on its beams end in a verUcal position. While I was standing on a pipe, the second e.xplosion sent flames all around me. "I bailed into the water. My watch stopped at 4:18." Baker was hospitalized in Anacortes with serious bums on his hands, arms and face. Sheldon Phillips, 36, Seattle, also hospitalized in Anacortes, said he was drinkmg coffee in the seamen's mess with several companions when the first blast jammed the door to the mess- hall. They pried the door open and made their way to the deck. "A screen of fire cut off view of the bow," he said. "The Ust of the stem section caused trouble in launching the lifetioats and so we went over the side." Army mum on Clay Constantine new king of Hellenes King Paul I of Greece is dead WASHINGTON (UPI) Though largely uncommunicative on heavyweight champion Cassius Clay's draft acceptabil ty Thursday (he Army did say tliat no psychiatrist has ex amined him. "Clay was given a complete examination," the Army said. "As in all cases, the qualifi cations test were administered by trained psychologists." As to whether or not be flunked any of his pre-inducUon tests, the Army said--"this is privileged information." Results of Clay's pre-induc tion tests, which he took in Jan uary at Choral Gables, FJa., are still being processed at Army headquarters in Washington. They will be returned to his Selective Ser\-icc board in Louisville, Ky.. when the proces sing is completed. Curator dies NEW YORK (UPI) — Nels Nelson, emeritus curator of prehistoric archeology at the .American Museum of Natural History, died in a nursing home here Thursday at the age of 88. Officials to accompany McNamara on his tour 59 — 36 29 T 61 23 44 22 T 16 -15 .01 6S 51 35 23 .01 82 73 46 39 71 32 64 50 23 16 71 38 .05 65 47 74 54 6S 42 59 43 39 20 .16 55 46 48 37 T 77 39 WASHINGTON (UPI) - De fense Secretary Robert S. JIc- Namara set out today on an other critical inspection tour of South Viet Nam which may de termine U.S. strategy in the war against Communist guerrillas. JIcNamara, accompanied by Gen. Maxwell D. Taylor, chair man of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and other officials, left early today on a flight to Honolulu where he will be briefed by John A. McCone. director of the Central JnteUigeoce Agency, and .Adm. Harry D. Felt, commander of U. S. Forces in the Pacific. He was expected in Saigon Saturday. It will be the fourth trip Mc- .\amara has made to South Vict Nam to see personally the job being done by 15,100 U.S. military personnel who are on duty there to train and advise the anti-Communist forces. As President Johnson's emissary, McNamara will try to de- j termine if the new South Vietnamese government headed by Maj. Gen. Nguyen Khanh has the will and ability to win the war against Red troops. The defense secretary also will have an opportunity for conversations with American officers to discover if the Communist North Viet Nam involvement in the conflict has increased so much that a new t>-pe of war will have to be fought. McNamara told a news conference Thursday that North Viet Nam has stepped up deUver- ics of military supphes to the Communist Viet Cong and the additional equipment was made in Red China. The new material, he said, included 77mm re- coitless rifles, heavy machine guns, advanced mines and improved sabotage devices. By G. ANDROULIDAKES United Press International ATHENS (UPI) — King Paul I, whose courage and leadership helped beat back a Communist bid to seize Greece after Worid War H, died today in Tatoi Palace. He was 62. He was succeeded almost immediately as monarch by his son. Prince Constantine, who had been acting regent. Constantine was sworn in as King by Archbishop Chryosto- mos of Athens at the royal palace. At 23. Constantine is the youngest royal ruler in Europe. Paul lost his struggle for life after an operation for a serious stomach ucler Feb. 21. A brief rally followed the four-hour operation. But the King's condition steadily deteriorated until it became apparent that it was only a question of time before the end. An official announcement from the palace said the King died at 4:25 p .m. (6:25 a .m. PST). A medical bulletin this morning had reported a "very slight improvement" in the King's condition, reportedly because of an improvement in the functioning of his kidneys. But three hours later, the improvement reversed itself, palace sources said, and the King entered the last hours of bis life. Queen Frederika, who cut short an American tour last month to rush back to her ailing husband, was at his bedside when he died. Dr. Thomas Doxides certified the King's death, then kissed him on the forehead, as did the YOUNG ROYAL COUPLE - Youthful Prince Constantine of Greece became his country's ruling monarch today immediately following the death of his father. King Paul I. Above, the 23-year-old King is pictured several weeks ago with his fiancee, 17-year-old Princess Anne-Marie of Denmark, who suddenly now faces a future as Queen. weeping Queen and other mem bers of the royal family. Paul ascended the throne as King of the Hellenes on April 2, 1947. 3y that time, he had made a name for himself through his bravery. It took a top-level decision by the Western .-\llicd command to keep hira from returning from exile to join the underground resistance against the Nazis during Worid War II. During the bitter Communist- inspired civil war in the postwar years, Paul continually projected himself mto the thick of hostilities and visited the front at least 50 times. He was bom in Athens on Dec. 14, 1901, the third son of King Constantine. At the time, he had only a remote chance of ascending the throne, so he was able to embark on adventures and e-xploits which he never. could have done as crown prince. By the time he was 30, it appeared obvious he would ascend the tfirone. Paul's oldest brother George died without heirs in 1947. His second brother Alexander had died without a male heir. Experiences Exile When he finally became king, Paul had shared all the vicissitudes of the country and the monarchy, including three periods of exile with his brother George II. Paul visited the United States three times during his exiles, and worked for a year as an ordinary workman in an English automobile and aircraft factory. Paul was graduated from the Greek Naval Academy, served as an officer in the Greek- Turkish War of the 1920's, became a pilot in the Boyal Hellenic Air Force and in World War II worked with the Greek general staff and with Allied leaders in exile. Noted Sportsman The late King gained a reputation as the nation's first sportsman, being keen on mountaineering and skiing, and having won several prizes in sailing races. Paul married Princess Frederika of Hanover on Jan. 9, 1938. She was a granddaughter of Germany's Kaiser Wilhelm in. They had three children — Sophie, who married Don Juan Carlos of Spain; Constantine, the new King, who is engaged to 17-ycar-o!d Princess Aime- Marie of Denmark; and Irene, the youngest. MAKES A POINT - Defense Secretory Robert S. McNamaro, preparing to deport for Saigon, gestures as he tells a news conference at the Pentagon yesterdoy that North Vief- namese ossistance to the Communist guerrillas had increased over the past six months, with many weapons monufoctured in Red Chino. (UPI Telephoto) Prince Peter returns to Greece VANDENBERG AFB (UPD- Prince Peter of Greece, first cousin of the late King Paul and second in succession to the throne, today cut short a tour of U.S. miUtary reservations to return to Greece. "I am extremely shocked to hear of the sudden and premature death of my cousin. King Paul of the Hellenes, after a short and unexpected illness," said Prince Peter, a lieutenant colonel in the Royal Hellenic Army. The prince headed a delegation of 22 reserve officers of NATO and CIOR (Inter -Allied Conference of Reserve Officers) on a two-week tour. This was their third stop. End of digits so starts over agoin WASHINGTON (UPI) — The Pentagon reported Thursday an other example of the growing military forces—it has run out of digits in a series of serial numbers first used in 1921 for regular Army officers. Since the Army assigned the first serial number of "0-1" to Gen. John J. Pershing, it has used up 99,999 designations. It announced Thursday the beginning of a new series—"OF 10001." The "F" has no mean ing or significance. First Lt. Eric E. Smart of the Corps of Engineers got the last of the old set-0-99999." By coincidence, the first of the new numbers went to Capt William E. Smart of the Signal Corps. Flood waters rip bridges, boats in East By United Press Inlematienat Ice-laden flood waters tore down bridges, ripped boats from their moorings and spilled into river front villages in Ver mont and Pennsylvania today. In the West, a new snow storm formed over the north- era plains and headed toward Midwest cities which were belted by the worst storm of the winter earlier this week. Across much of the nation, March was shaping up as one of the bitterest months of the dying winter season. The big storm that cut through the South and Midwest claimed at least 28 lives and its backlash gales were still chilling the Northeast. Families Flee Thousand of tons of ice gorged rivers in Vermont and forced scores of families to flee their homes. Gov. Philip H. Hoff declared the White River junction area a disaster area after four-foot thick blocks of ice battered down a 250-foot bridge. .Another bridge spanning the La Moille River also went down. In Pennsylvania, the waters of the ice-clogged Allegheny River tore barges, houseboats and a river crane from their moorings at Pittsburgh. The river went on a tear following the breakup of an ice gorge seven miles long and 20 feet thick. French Creek flood waters forced 43 persons from their homes at MeadviUe, Pa. In the West, wind-driven snow spread from the Rockies to the upper reaches of the Mississippi. Supreme court refuses to hear appeal LOS ANGELES (UPI) - The state Supreme Court has refused to hear new appeals by Mayor Samuel Yorty and supervisor Frank G. Bonnelli for reapportionment of the state Senate before the 1964 elections. The court Thursday denied without comment a petition by Yorty and Bonelli for a writ requiring Secretary of State Frank Jordan to hold up the June 2 primary election unless the Legislature reapportions Senate Districts on the basis of populah'on. Sheriff's men halt search TWENTYNINE PALMS (UPI) —San Bernardino County sheriff's deputies today reported abandonment of a five - day search for an elderly Burbank man missing on the desert Lt. Harry D. Hoekstra said Thursday that there appeared to be little hope of rescuing Martin P. Sekula, 85, who left his cabin last Sunday for a hike. The cabin is located in the desert about 10 miles east of here. Quote of Day SAIGON. South Viet Nam- Maj. Gen. Nguyen Hanh, premier and junta chairman of South Viet Nam, declining to commit himself on taking military action mto Communist North Viet Nam: 'However as a soldier 1 woidd like to cite a military principle: The most effective way of self-defense is an offensive." Final arguments in Sinatra kidnap case LOS ANGELES (UPI) Prosecutor Thomas Sheridan charged today at the trial of Oiree men bemg tried for kid­ naping that "it is an insult to anyone's intelligence to think that a man as famous as Frank Smatra would arrange the kid­ naping of his son as a publicity stunt." Final arguments began after a defense motion for a mistrial in the case of three men accused of abductmg Frank Sinatra Jr. from his Lake Tahoe motel room last Dec. 8 for $240,000 ransom. The motion was denied by U.S. Dist. Judge William East. "Who needs this kind of publicity?" Sheridan asked the nine- man three-woman jury. "Does the son of Frank Sinatra, who at the age of 19 had his picture on Life magazine reaUy need this type of publicity? After Sheridan ended his opening summation defense attorney Charles Crouch attacked the prosecution claim of kidnap and said that young Sinatra "acted like a puppet, he performed per- fectiy." Crouch told the jury that if they found that Sinatra "voluntarily and vrillingly agreed to accompany . . . either express or implied, it is consent." And if the victim consented "then you must acquit all of the defendants." When summations have been made Judge East will instruct the panel and send jurors to a hotel for the night.

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