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74th Year Phone 793-3221 REDLANDS, CALIFORNIA, TUESDAY. MARCH 10, 1964 $1.50 Per Month Twelve Pages 10 Cents , 7,. -A U.S. jet bomber shot down over East Germany? WIESBADEN, Germany (UPI) —An American jet bomber was lost and "believed shot down" over Communist East Germany today, the U. S. Air Force an nouneed. A statement from U. S. Air Force European Headquarters said the BB66 was unarmed and on a training mission when it 'was lost and believed shot down" near the main air corridor to Berlin. The plane apparently became lost and the fate of the three- man crew is unlaiown, the Air Force said. Two Soviet jet fighters Jan. 28 shot down a U.S. Air Force jet training plane over East Germany, killing all three Americans aboard. Snowstorm cuts into voting in New Hampshire primary FAILING TO DEATH — Auslrolion chompion parochutist Donald West, 29, top, falli to hij deoth in attempt to set o new world boJon passing record of Adelaide, Australia. Below is Joe Larkin, who received the baton from West during the foil. West delayed opening his parachute to gain a few extra seconds in free fall to moke one more baton pass, ond thus lost his life. Photo was made by parachutist Ted Harrison, who also took port in the jump. Harrison had camera strapped to his helmet and operated by controls in one hond. (UPI Telephoto) Ruby spent much time getting hit on head DMhXS (UPD-Tlic defense today portrayed Jack Ruby as Weather Redlands Weather Today Highest 66, Lowest 41 One Year Ago Highest 62, Lowest 40 Tomorrow's Sunrise and Sunset 6:06 a.m.— 5:53 p.m. No smog, aUowable burning. San Bernardino Valley: Part ly cloudy through Wednesday with considerable sunshine both days but increasing clouds late Wednesday. Slightly cooler today and tomght. Lows tonight 30-35. a man who spent much of his U.S. Weather Bureau Noon Forecast There will be some variable cloudiness but with considerable sunshine over most of Southern California this afternoon and Wednesday. Cloudiness wiU increase over north and west sections Wednesday afternoon and night The outlook for Thursday is for the Ukelyhood of rain spreading southward over coast al and mountain areas and scattered showers in desert regions Lowest temperatures in cold est fruit frost key stations in Southern California tonight will be 30 degrees. Temperatures and precipitation for the 24-hour period end ed at 4 a.m.: High Low Preeip. Boston Chicago Cincinnati Denver Fairbanks Fort Worth Helena Honolulu Kansas City Las"Vegas Los Angeles Minneapolis New York Oklahoma City Palm Springs Sacramento Salt Lake City San Francisco SeatUe Washington 43 34 .62 35 33 64 33 43 21 10 -8 43 29 .04 38 22 81 72 .02 43 23 59 49 64 50 33 14 59 38 .10 41 25 .08 70 48 62 42 33 13 .18 53 46 T 46 38 .03 SO 58 hfe being hit on the head. Defense psychiatrist Dr. Mar^ tin Towler read into the record a pistol-whipping, a beating, falls on the head, an auto accident, and a brain-b r u i s i n g brawl to back the contention that Ruby suffered "spells" and was insane when he shot Lee Harvey Oswald. The possibiUty of brain fever also was raised. As a result, the defense contended. Ruby's brain waves are "paroxysmal" and convulsive. Dr. Towler, a neuro-psychia^ trist from the Titus Harris CUnic in Galveston, Tc.\., led a parade of psychiatrists to the stand after Mrs. Marguerite Oswald, mother of the accused assassin, was sworn in as a witness for the prosecution and banned from the court as a spectator. One of three psychiatrists on a court-appointed board to e.\- aminc Ruby, Towler said brain waves tests showed "some degree of brain damage." He could not say precisely what caused it. The 52-ycar-old Ruby sat quietly, bhnking and staring at the physician. Test Of Law li the jury believes that, as the law states, "a preponderance of the evidence" shows the ner\ous little defendant to have been insane when be killed President Kennedy's accused assassin Xov. 24, it must find him innocent of the charge of murder-with-malice. Towler recounted Ruby's accidents. At the age of 13 or 14 he fell from a pile of lumber and lay stunned. Gets Pistol-Whipping In 1929, when he was 16, he was pistol-whipped by two policemen while "scalpmg" tickets at a stadium and "came was bitten so badly during a to" in jail, wondering how he got there. When he was 19, he was hit on the head by two men in a brawL Friends said he was 'acting peculiar" and they took him to a hospital fbr an overnight stay. In 1951, his left index finger brawl, tliat the tip had to" be amputated. Ruby suffered a dizzy spell after his head struck the side of his car in an accident Last year, he was stunned after he fell while ice skating. Towler said Ruby had influ enza during the great epidemic of 1918. This, said Towler, could have caused encephalitis (sleeping sickness). Suffered 'Brain Damage' Roy Scbafer, a Yale University psychologist testified Monday that Ruby suffered "brain damage" possibly because of injury or encephalitis. Schafer said he thought Ruby could be suffering from psychomotor epilepsy," a rare form of erratic behavior caused by injury or encephalitis. "It is my clinical opinion, said Towler, "that he is suffering from a seizure disorder of the psychomotor type." Ruby "guessed" that he suffered spells "one every nine months—any time of day, prob- bably more at night," Towler said. The test being applied here is the so-called McNaghten Rule, established in England in 1843. It holds that to establish a defense of insanity it must be clearly proved the accused did not know the "nature and qual ity of his act" or if he did know it "that he did not know that he was doing what was wrong." It was 12 minutes until 7 o'clock Monday night when court was adjourned with the e.\cusing of the defense's opening witness in its attempt to bare Ruby's purported mental disease to the jury. The witness was Roy Schafer, a Yale University psychologist who examined Ruby 3>A hours in December and saw him again in January. He told the state on cross examination that he bad spent about 100 hours on this case, at $10 an hour, plus e-tpenses. Before he got through, he had undergone some abrasive moments with Dist AUy. Henry M. Wade, a drawling, sometimes roaring, former FBI man. Record rains cause floods in East By United Press International Record rains spilled floodwaters from Arkansas to Pennsylvania today, driving more than 4,000 persons from their homes. Heavy snow blocked roads from Missouri to New England. The U.S. Weather Bureau warned of possible tornadoes during the late morning and early afternoon in parts of| southpastem Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland and New York. Kentucky reported 3.000 per sons evacuated from homes. They included 1.000 at Falmouth, where the Licking River overflowed, and more than 1,000 at Louisville, where nearly 13 inches of rain in the first 10 days of March broke a 94-year- old record for the entire month. The Ohio River rose to its highest crest in 19 years at Cincinnati, Ohio, and 1,000 per sons were forced from their homes in the southern part of the state. In northern Ohio, a sleet storm severed utility lines and broke off tree limbs. The Cleveland Rapid Transit line broke down due to ice coated power lines, causing thousands of commuters to be late to work. Hundreds of more persons fled their homes in Missouri, Illinois. Indiana and Pennsylvania. A four-engine cargo plane crashed during a sleet storm at Boston, Mass., killing three crewmen. Two drownings and one traffic death were blamed on the Ohio weather. A baby died of weather injuries in Arkansas and two persons died in southern tornadoes Monday for a weather death total of nine. Rising water in the Slississip- pi and Ohio valleys closed schools and blocked scores of highways, isolating a Missouri tott-n. The Ohio National Guard was alerted to provide aid to Athens, where college students were evacuated from their dormitories and only one highway remained open. Cincinnati re ported the worst flood on the (Continued on Page 7) CONCORD, N.H. (UPI) — A late winter snowstorm swirled into New Hampshire today and threatened to put a drastic squeeze on the turnout for the nation's first 1964 presidential primary. New Hampshire Republicans chose among major presidential possibilities to record their preference for the GOP presi dential nominee to be chosen in July. The results may confuse (he national Republican leadership, but they will be exam ined for signs of strength and weakness shown by announced and unannounced presidential candidates. The snowstorm hit much of the state about da«-n, almost without warning. Up to six inches of snow was forecast in some areas and gale warnings were posted in some areas. Driving conditions were hazardous. Former Gov. Hugh Gregg, New Hampshire manager of the campaign for Gov. Nelson A. Rockcfellec said the weath­ er was favorable on the south- em edge of the state and the northern tip but that the cli mate for voting was "really rough" in other areas. Asked how the weather might affect his candidate's prospects, he replied, "Who knows?" Before the storm, a turnout was forecast of about 175.000— 125.000 Republicans and 50,000 Democrats. Enoch Shcnton, veteran city editor of the Concord Daily Monitor, predicted that the weather would hold the Republican vote below lOO.OOO and dampen the interest of Democrats even more because they have no serious contests. In the coastal city of Portsmouth, the snow was whipped by strong winds, traffic was slowed to a crawl and the voting turnout was very light. But voting was reported heavy at ihe South Main Street engine house at Manchester after the polls opened, and Democratic Gov. John W. King was among the first to mark a ballot. At Laconia, a city of 15,000 in the middle of the state, the vote was heavy when the polls opened but it tapered off. New Hampshire has 302 poll ing places, most of them open from 8 a.m., to 8 p.m., EST. Because only one city, Portsmouth, has voting machines, and because of the numbing length of the Republican ballot, significant results from the Republican popularity poll are not expected until 10 p.m., EST or later. The mountain hamlet of Di.\-ville, voting at the stroke of midnight, was the first community to ballot in he primary. The nine Republican voters gave two votes to New York Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller, one vote to Sen. Barry Goldwater, three write-in votes to Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge and three write-in votes to former Vice President Richard M. Nixon. Police dopesters generally figured Goldwater would carry the town. Public opinion polls on the eve of the primary gave a slight lead to Goldwater over Rockefeller, both announced candidates for the GOP presidential nomination. The same polls indicated extraordinary strength for two wTite -in contenders—Lodge. U.S. ambassador to South Viet Nam, running tiiird. and Ni.\on, running fourth. Trailing were Sen. .Margaret Chase Smith of Mame and Harold E. Stassen, former governor of Minnesota and a presidential hopeful. There was no real contest on the Democratic ballot. There was an organized drive for write-in votes for Atty. Gen. Robert F. Kennedy, brother of the late President for the vice presidential nomination. A last minute campaign was launched for write-m votes for Johnson. Democrats also will elect 20 national convention delegates, with 13 votes, from a field of 50 candidates, most of them favoring the nomination of Johnson,but one favoring Sen. Harry F. Byrd of Virginia. Prince born to Queen Elizabeth II LONDON (UPI) —Queen Elii bcth II of England tonight gave birth to a son. her fourth child, and both mother and child were reported doing well. A medical bulletin signed by the 37-ycar-old monarch's five doctors, called to Buckingham Palace earlier this evening, said she was delivered of a son at 8:20 p.m. (12:20 p.m. PST). "Her majesty and the infant prince arc both well," the bullc tin said. The baby will be third in line after Prince Charles, 13, and Andrew, 4. His older sister is Princess Anne, 13. Sen. Engle pressured fo speak for self in Senate Investigators wait for cooling of missile ROSWELL, N.M. (UPI)— Air Force investigators waited today for a 9.000-mile-range -Atlas intercontinental missile which exploded Monday to burn itself out in its deep silo in the desert. The liquid-o.xygen-fueled Atlas blast was the third here within a year. A board of investigators will inspect the debris when the area cools. An .Air Force spokesman said no attempt would be made to put out the blaze. He said it would be allowed to bum itself out. Fire-fighting equipment stood by the blaze to see that it did not endanger nearby underground fuel tanks where liquid hj'drogen-oxygen fuel is stored. There were no casualties in the explosion and the Air Force said there was no nuclear danger. The 16 men in an underground missile center left safely after the blast. A tunnel connects the missile from the control center. The men were protected by heavy blast doors. The last explosion occurred less than a month ago at this Strategic Air Command base. Another Atlas blew up in June 1963. The three blasts caused almost $35 million in damages. Communists say U.S. efforts to fail in Saigon SAIGON, South Viet Nam (UPI)—Communist North Viet Nam, attacking Defense Secretary Robert S. McNamara's visit to South Viet Nam, said today the United States will fail if it hopes to extend the war into Communist territory. There have been reports that some U.S. officials here arc urging sabotage raids against North Vietnamese installations to disrupt the flow of supplies and equipment the Communist government is sending Viet Cong guerrillas in the south. But Assistant Defense Secretary Arthur Sylvester denied Monday that McNamara discussed any such raids or invasion plans with Vietnamese or U.S. officials. McNamara. who arrived Sunday to assess the progress of the guerrilla war. met again to day with Gen. Paul D. Harkins, head of the 15,000-man U.S. military advisory force here, and U.S. Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge. With them were senior officers and Gen. Maxwell D. Taylor, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. WASHINGTON (UPI) —California Sen. Clair Engle, partially paralj-zed and having difficulty speaking, was under heavy pressure today to speak up— both literally and figuratively. The 52 - year-old Democrat who undcnvent surgery for brain tumor last August, wa warned that his aides no longer will be allowed to speak for him when he votes in the Sen ate. Engle also was under prcs sure from California Gov. Ed mund G. Brown to confirm that he was the author of a state mcnt accusing the Democratic governor of a ruthless attempt to "destroy" him. Reporters renewed requests to interviexv Engle or for a news conference to answer Brown's contention that the senator had not made the statement issued by Engle's office over the weekend. Senate officials told Engle's aides who accompany him to the Senate floor that they cannot speak for him. They suggested that when Engle cannot New fighting flares across Cyprus Liz, Ricliard seek to wed in Canada TORONTO (UPI)- Ebzabelh Taylor and Richard Burton have asked for permission to be married in Ontario hut Canadian officials probably will turn them down, it was disclosed today. Premier John Robarts made the disclosure after a cabinet meeting at which the tangled affairs of the famous couple obviously had been, discussed. Robarts confirmed that a To ronto lawyer, representing the couple, had applied directly to Provincial Secretary John Yaremko for a marriage license. This procedure is necessary for divorced persons from outside Canada wishing to marry in the province. The premier said the provincial secretary does have the right to grant special permits if the circumstances warrant it, but he made a pomt of noting that "our laws are extremely stiff and complex." NICOSIA, Cyprus (UPI)—New fighting flared across Cyprus today and Vice President Fazil Kuchuk "besceched" Turkey, Greece and Britain to "rescue the Turkish Cypriots from the threat of genocide." Kuchuk's message came as renewed communal warfare broke out in widely separated towns and cities around the island. Greece, Turkey and Britain are guarantors of Cyprus' independence under the 1960 treaty. At Paphos. scene of Monday's bloodshed, the Greek Cypriots accused the Turkish Cypriots of breaking the cease-fire. The Greek-controlled Cyprus news agency said the Greek Cypriots were "counterattacking, recapturing new posts." The agency siid Bn'tish troops surrounded Turkish positions at the mountain town of Malia. But, it said the Greek Cypriots "asked (them) to withdraw to avoid unpleasant consequences. There were fears of unilateral Turkish intervention if the Cyprus crisis continues to worsen. Greek Cypriots surrounding a Turkish Cypriot school in the mixsd village of Malia opened fire and continued shootmg long after British peace - keeping forces tried to impose a cease­ fire. The Greek CjiJriot controlled radio said there were clashes during the night in the port; cities of Umassol in the south and Famagusta in the east. British officials had no knowledge of either battle. The radio said the fighting in Limassol started after two explosions in the city's Turkish quarter. An extremist Greek Cypriot newspaper, Makhi of Nicosia, claimed 22 Turks were killed in the battle in the village of Pa­ phos Monday, Paphos' today was quiet but tense. make himself heard, he point to his eye for an "aye" vote and to his nose for a "no" vote. Engle was schctlulcd to testify today before the Senate Interior Committee on legislation dealing with a clash between federal and state water rights but did not appear. A statement supporting the bill was filed with the 'committee by an aide. Engle, who announced his candidacy for re-election in a secretly taped television appearance, has appeared frequently on the Senate floor to vote. At times he has voted audibly, but at other times he has not been heard over the general hubbub. Both Engle's colleagues and his aides have repeated his votes when he has been unable to speak loudly enough for the recording clerk to hear. Brown's invitation to Engle to speak up came in a reply to a statement in which the senator was quoted as saying the governor had tried to persuade him to resign "when I didn't oblige him by dying." Newsmen who asked Charles E. Bosley, Engle's administrative aide, and Fred Asselin, his press secretary, about the statement were told that neither had seen it. Shortly afterward, Asselin resigned. The statement, it was learned, was prepared for distribution to the press by Mrs. Edna Weisbart, Engle's "political assistant." and another office aide. Efforts to reach Engle were unsuccessful, but Engle's wife, Lu, told a reporter that her husband had made the statement attacking Brown. "The only comment I have is that Clair made the statement." she said when the reporter called at the Engle home in an unsuccessful attempt to interview the senator. The charge that Brown had sought to "destroy" Engle was similar to accusations Mrs. Engle is reported to have made in private conversations. -Although she has occasionally spoken for her husband, she has declined to make such comments for publication. John Gustafson, listed as a "special assistant" to Engle, took over as acUng press secretary after the resignation of .AsseUn, a former reporter for the Fresno Bee. Reporters renewing requests to interview Engle were told by Gustafson that he knew of no plans for granting interview or for holding a news conference. SACRAMENTO (UPI) —Gov. Edmund G. Brown said today U.S. Sen. Claii- Engle was "being pushed" into a reelection campaign that might endanger his life. The governor told his news conference he had medical testimony—but couldn't reveal the source — that Engle should be resting not campaignmg. He called upon the Democratic senator to meet with newsmen. "A man can't hope to nm for the United States Senate and have the door slammed in the face of the reporters of this nation," Brown said. Brown insisted that despite comment to the contrary from two legislators Engle did not dictate a statement last weekend attacking the governor for trying to "bury" him. Western senators figlit for state water rights WASHINGTON (UPI) Western senators fought today against what they view as federal encroachment on state water rights. Urging passage of a bill which would require the federal government to abide by stale's rights, they greeted administration witnesses with a barrage of objecions. Spokesmen for federal agencies appeared before a Senate interior subcommittee to oppose the bill introduced by Sen. Thomas H. Kuchel. R-Calif. and co-sponsored by other western senators. The administration spokesmen led off by Asst. Atty. Gen. Ramsey Clark, said the legislation would add to confusion over federal and state water rights and do more harm than good. The westerners promised to withhold their questions to help speed up the two-day hearing but could not resist expressing their disapproval of the administration stand against legislation. "I do regret the point of view of the Department of Interior," Kuchel told department solici- or Frank J. Barry. Barry charged Uie legislation would "hinder and interfere" with national water resource development and said the department was opposed to it • Kuchel noted that some of the language in he bill was "precisely the same" as had been used in a similar bill introduced by Interior Secretary Stewart L. Udall when he was an Arizona congressman. Barry repUed that Udall had '^properly" fought for Arizona's interests at the Ume but now was representing the entire counry. Joining Kuchel in criticizing the stand of the administration witnesses were Sens. Frank E» Moss, D-Utah; Len Jordan, R- Idaho, and Frank Church, D- Idaho. Only Sen. Clinton P. Anderson, D-N. M., indicated he shared the views of the administration. : Clark and Barry were backed up in their opposition to the bill by Charles Goodwin, representing the Defense Department, and John C. Mason, deputy general counsel for the Federal Power Commission. A statement from Sen. CTair Engle, D-Calif., a co-sponsor of the legislation, was submitted by an aide to the ailing senator. Also appearing in support of the bni was Rep. Ralph R. Harding, D-Idaho. First of the state witnesses scheduled to appear in support of the bill was California Atty. Gen. Stanley Mosk. In testimony prepared for the committee, Mosk said he considered the bill "good legislation" from the state and federal points of view.

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