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74th Year Phone 793-3221 REDLANDS. CALIFORNIA. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11. 1964 $1.50 Per Monfh Twenty Pages 10 Centf Lodge steps into front rank as GOP contender FIRST TO VOTE iNUKTION CONCORD, N. II. (UPI) Ambassador Henry Cabot Iiodge stepped into t h c front rank o£ Republican presidential contenders today with a stun ning write-in victory in New Hampshire's Republican presidential primary. As a silent and unannounced candidate in Saigon, Lodge won over Sen. Barry Goldwatcr, who ran second, and Gov. Nel' son A. Rockefeller, who was trailing in third place. Both had carried on intensive campaigns in the state before yesterday's • vote. I Richard Nixon, another WTite- in, took fourth place while Sen. Margaret Chase Smith (Maine), [the only woman seeking the nomination, edged out, Harold E. Stassen for fifth place. Nixon, the GOP's standard bearer in 1960, claims he is not seeking the party's nomination this year b u t would be available for a draft at the Re publican National Convention, Returns from 293 of the state's 302 precincts gave Lodge 29, 762; Goldwater 19,657; Rocke- feUer 18,711; Ni.xon 14,700; Jlrs. Smith 1,888; SUssen 130; Gov. George Romney of Michigan (write-in) 86; and Gov. William W. Scranton o£ Pennsylvania (write-in) 72. President Johnson received 15,567 and Atty. Gen. Robert JF. Kennedy 12,457 votes for vice president. Wtathar Affects Vof* A late winter sioim dumped heavy snow on most of the state Tuesday and held the total vote to about 100,000, less than was expected. Lodge's victory was a severe blow to both Rockefeller and Goldwater for the 1964 presidential nomination. But both declared candidates said they would press their campaigns in other primaries. The New Hampshire result in the nation's first 1964 presidential primary will compel the na tional GOP to undertake a reassessment of its candidates with Lodge now entitled to much more attention. But victory in the first battle does not mean victory in the war. Outside his native New EIngland, Lodge would rate low in any popularity poll among Republicans who will be delegates to the national convention next July. They will be glad to nominate him, however, if he looks, at convention time, like the candidate with the best chance of winning. Pr«f«rtn«« Section Goldwater and Rockefeller both had their names on the presidential preference section of the GOP baUot along with Mrs. Smith and Stassen, the Philadelphia lawyer who formerly was governor of Minnesota. Lodge and Ni.xon were both the beneficiaries of organized write-in campaigns. Lodge was Nixon's running mate in 1960. Democrats had no real contest in their primary. They elected 20 national convention delegates from among candidates favoring the nomination of President Johnson and cast only write-in votes for president and ^ce president. FIRST VOTERS - Dixville Notch, N.H., cost nine voles shortly ofter midnight in the presidential primary to claim the honor of being first to vote in ihe 1964 Republican sweep stakes. The results were: three votes for Ambassador Lodge, two each for Nixon and Rockefeller, and one for Goldwater. UPl Telephoto) State opens attack on Ruby's insanity plea DALLAS (UPl) — The stale opened its attack on Jack Ruby's plea of insanity today with a nerve specialist who said Ruby had no brain damage and no "seizure disorder." Dr. Sheff Olinger, head of the Dallas neurological clinic, was the first of several state wit nesses called in an attempt to demolish the key defense argu ment Chief defense counsel Melvin Belli abruptly rested his case as today's session opened and lost a bid for a directed verdict of acquittal. Dist. Atty. Henry Wade began moving his own medical witnesses to the stand. Dr. Olinger, testified that he read (he results of Ruby's electroencephalogram (brain wave) tests. "Do they indicate organic Weather Redlands Wcalhcr Today Highest 70, Lowest 38 One Year Ago Highest 63, Lowest 41 Tomorrow's Sunrise and Sunset 6:04 a.m. —5:54 p.m. No smog, allowable burning. San Bernardino Valley: In creasing clouds this afternoon and tonight. Cloudy with light rain likely Thursday. Not so cool tonight with low 35-40. Slightly cooler Thursday. U.S. Weather Bureau Noon Forecast A weather front approaching from the northwest is expected to reach the Santa Barbara area late tonight and move southeastward over Southern California Thursday. Cloudiness will increase generally tom'ght with light rain beginning in the Santa Barbara area after mid night and spreading over north and west portions during the day Thursday. A few light showers are indicated for southern desert areas Thursday evening. Winds will be strong and gusty in most areas Thursday. Precipitation amounts are expected to be mostly light, ranging up to a half inch in coastal sections and 2 inches in mountains. Tlic snow level «iU lower to near 4,000 feet by late Thursday: FIVE DAY FORECAST Sortie rain tonight through Thursday .with chance of more rain Saturday and Sunday in Southern California areas. Temperatures and precipitation for the 24-hour period ended at 4 a.m.: High Low Precip. brain damage,?" asked Asst. Dist. Atty. William F. Alexander. "Not in my opinion," replied dinger. The defense challenged Olinger's qualifications. Olinger, who graduated from the University of Virginia Medical School and had a three-year residency at the University of Michigan, said he look training in reading electroencephalograms. But he said he was not accredited by any medical specialist board as a "certified expert." Both sides prepared for rebuttal fireworks and chief defense attorney Melvin Belli said he was saving Dr. Walter Bromberg, a prominent New York psychiatrist for "ambush" testimony in one final attempt to blow the state's murder case out of court. The 52-year-old slayer of Lee Harvey Oswald sat calmly ling Dr. Towlcr. of tlie courtroom for llie half- hour recess that followed the announcement. Ruby blinked slowly, then rose and was led out of the room by bailiffs. He said nothing. Belli was relying on the testi mony of two psychiatrists Tues day who said Ruby has brain damage and was insane when he shot the accused assassin. Assistant defense attorney Joe H. TonahiU asked Brown for a directed verdict of acquittal on the ground Ruby did not know right from wrong when he pulled the trigger. TonahiU argued that one of the psychiatrists. Dr. Martin Towler of the University of Te.v as Medical School, had been appointed by the court. Therefore, the court should accept his findings and acquit Ruby. "Let me correct you Mr. Ton ahiU," Brown said. "The court had nothing to do with appoint- chewing gum as Belli rose to announce: 'Tiic defense rests, your honor." Dist. Atty. Henry Wade, impassive, got up and waUced out Brown said that the case could go to the jury Friday or Saturday. The defense used 16 witnesses to build its case that Ruby was (Continued on Page 6) Boston 38 19 1.10 Chicago 36 30 .06 Cincinnati 39 32 .06 Denver 32 15 Fairbanks 2 -32 Fort Worth 64 41 Helena 40 33 Honolulu 82 71 .02 Kansas City 47 34 Las Vegas 58 33 Los Angeles 62 48 JlinneapoUs 34 26 .17 New York 44 31 .17 Oklahoma City 64 36 Palm Springs 76 75 Sacramento 64 44 Salt Lake City 35 19 San Francisco 58 48 SeatUe 46 42 .16 Washmgton u 34 Over 73,000 homeless in Ohio river vof/ey floods By United Press International River towns became ghost towns in the flood-ravaged Ohio River Valley today and the number of homeless passed the 13.000 mark. The flood wafers, fed by rec ord rains, drove more than 13,100 persons from their homes in seven eastern and midwestem states. Twenty-two deaths were blamed on three days of down pours, snows and tornadoes across much of the nation's eastern third. Senate plods into third day of Civil Rights squabble WASHINGTON (UPl) — The Senate plodded into the third day of its civU rights squabble, stiU arguing over bringing the rights bill to the floor. Senate Democratic Whip Hubert H. Humphrey issued a statement labelling as "frivol ous" a southern charge that the Senate leadership acted improp erly in steering the measure away from the Judiciary Committee. The Minnesota Democrat, floor manager of the House- passed biU, said the procedure was forced by opponents of the legislation who want to bury it in committee. Both Humphrey and Sen. Jacob K. Javiis, R-N.Y., took is sue with a report that differences over whether to amend the biU were producing cracks" in the bipartisan front of supporters of the legislation. Javits told the Senate there was "no legitimate reason" for such reports. He said a "common strategy wiU be pursued" by Republican and Democratic backers of the bUl. At LouisviUe, Ky., the most afflicted major city, thousands of persons were leaving suburban homes as the Ohio River neared its third highest crest of the century. The Red Cross estimated 15,000 persons would be out of their homes in the Louis viUe area by early Friday. The total of Kentucky homeless stood at 5,000 today. Ohio's count of homeless rose to 4,000 as 750 persons left their homes to the flood waters along an Ohio River strip from Steu benviUe to Marietta. The Red Cross at hard-hit Cinciimati said it had 875 persons in shelters and 1,000'to 1,500 more had taken refuge with relatives and friends. The Ohio death toU stood at eight. Two women were missing and presumed dead after their auto roUed into Jonathan Creek near ZanesviUe. Seeks Federal Aid Indiana's Gov. Matthew Welsh asked President Johnson to declare 15 counties federal disas ter areas. The muddy Hoosier waters had made 400 persons homeless. Elsewhere, Pennsylvania reported 3,000 persons out of their homes. West Virginia 200 and Ulinois 100. Missouri's Black River was receding after Tuesday's flood crest but 400 persons remained out of their homes in the Poplar Bluff area. The Red Cross sent 50 disaster experts to set up emergency centers at Louisville, Ky. and Cincinnati, Ohio. Another 50 workers were alerted for duty elsewhere in the Ohio Valley. Authorities began moving almost aU the 2,375 residents of West Point, Ky., to higher ground. Spencer County, Ind., lofficials reported that half of the 600 residents of Grandview, Ind., were being evacuated. Crewmen of U.S. jet alive in E. Germany By RICHARD H. GROWALO FRANKFURT, Germany (UPl) —The three crewmen of the U. S. Air Force jet recon naissancc bomber shot down over East Germany are alive, an East German official said tonight. "They are alive. They have been taken away from here," the mayor of Standal, the town where the U. S. Air Force RB66 crashed Tuesday, told UPl by telephone. "I do not know their physical condition. I only know they are alive," he said. In Moscow, the Soviet govern ment said one of its fighter planes shot down the American reconnaissance • bomber over East Germany. The Kremlin protested the plane's presence in the area and charged it was on a spy mission. UPl telephoned the mayor after East German Foreign Ministry and Soviet Embassy officials in East BerUn refused to comment on the incident. The mayor's words marked the first Communist admission that the reconnaissance bomber was downed in East Germany. It was foUowed by the Moscow announcement. The RB66 became lost on a trainmg mission over West Germany, veered into East German air space and was shot down, American authorities said. The names of the three crewmen were pilot Capt. David I. HoUand, 35, HoUand, Jlinn., navigator 1st Lt. Harold W. Welch 24, Detroit and instructor-navigator Capt. Melvin J. Kessler, 30, Philadelphia. Greek Cypriot children take up demonstration NICOSIA, Cyprus (UPl) — Greek Cypriot schoolcbUdren today trapped and rocked the car of British High C^ommis- sioner Sir Arthur Clarke in an outburst of anti-British, anU- American feeling. Elsewhere on the island, heavy fighting was reported from the town of Temblos, where Turkish Cypriots defended their last major stronghold on Cyprus' north coast. The schoolchildren shouted and jeered at Clarke and swarmed around his car, refus ing to let it pass. They pushed it back and forth, rocking it on its springs. Clarke was not hurt. The demonstrators also .<;toned a British mihtary jeep. Their slogans were pro-Russian as weU as anti-American and anti-British. Meanwhile, the situation of the Turkish minority deteriorated as the result of bitter communal fighing. Top diplomats in Nicosia said the Greek Cypriots were close to total domination of the Turks throughout the island. They said inervention by Turkey appeared to be the only sure way the T\u:kish Cypriots can escape over-aU control by the Greeks. Goldwater, Rockefeller aides not shaken By United Press International Backers of Sen. Barry Gold watcr and Gov. Nelson Rockefeller were impressed but not shaken by the surprise write-in victory of .Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge in Tuesday's New Hampshire RepubUcan presiden tial primary. A survey of Republican lead ers throughout the country indicated a beUcf on,their part that the New York governor and the Arizona senator are still running in front in the pre- convcntion race. JIany viewed Lodge's showing as a "favorite son" triumph in as much as he comes from neighboring Massachusetts. These GOP strategists discounted the ambassador's fu ture prospects unless he becomes an active candidate for tlie GOP nomination. Typical of reaction from the Goldwater camp was the evaluation by J. Drake Edens Jr., South Carolina state Republican chairman. Edens, a Goldwater backer, said the Lodge vote "is strictly attributable to a favorite son situation." Of the senator's showing, he said: "I am pleased we came out ahead of Gov. RockefeUer.' Edens also expressed hope that those who arc not serious can didates wiU stay out of future primaries so that Goldwater can prove he is a winner in a contest with Rockefeller. From the RockefeUer standpoint, Fred A. Young, New York state Republican chairman, said the New Hampshire result "definitely restored" the governor as a prime contender. He said RockefeUer made an 'affirmatively significant showing" which should "not be measured by his faUure to run as weU as New England's favorite son but by his come back from political Umbo to run even with Goldwater and for mer Vice President Richard M. Ni.xon." Lodge not planning to resign, or come home SAIGON, South Viet Nam (UPl)—Ambassador Henry Ca hot Lodge today called his New Hampshire primary victory "a great honor and a great com pUment" but said he docs not plan to resign or return to the United Stales soon. Lodge was told of the latest elecUon results at Saigon Airport as he returned from a visit to the Vietnamese city of Hue, near the North Viet Nam border, with Defense Secretary Robert S. McNamara. UntU the New Hampshire voting. Lodge had, maintained a diplomatic silence on domestic poUUcs. (In Concord, N.H., Lodge's son George said he does not believe his father wiU return to the United States soon, but would heed any call from the RepubUcan convention "gratefully, humbly, and enthusiastically.") Lodge's only previous comment on the race has been "t'm not a candidate." But he did not insist that his name be withdrawn from New Hampshire, the nation's first poUtical test for the 1964 campaign. Friends of the ambassador say he has been wrestling with his conscience since his name was first mentioned for the nomination. On the one hand, like almost any other American in public life, Lodge would like to be president. He campaigned long and hard in 1960 as Richard M. Nison's running mate. But on the other hand, h« considers his job here an important one, and he does not want to leave a difficult post at a critical time. Friends of Lodge say he would at least like to see South Viet Nam's war against the Communist guerriUas take a turn toward success before he bows out. But miUtary observers beUevc that it wiU take months for such a trend to appear. Another factor compUcating Lodge's posuon is that he was appointed by the late President Kennedy. Thus Republicans are finding it difficult to attack the administration's poUcy in Viet Nam without involving the man who may turn out to be their standard bearer. Rockefeller to run. fight a little harder NEW YORK (UPl) - Gov. Nelson A. RockefeUer, a third- place finisher in the New Hampshire RepubUcan presi dential primary, flew to the West Coast today and promised to "fight a Uttle harder" in the CaUfomia preferential poU. 'When things run against you," RockefeUer said, "you don't run and hide—you fight a Uttle harder." The governor said he was "happy" with his New Hampshire showing. He voiced the hope that Henry Cabot Lodge, the winner, would resign as U.S. ambassador to SOUUJ Viet Nam and "come into the race and debate the issues." Queen wins recognition BRUSSELS. Belgium (UPI)Dowager Queen EUzabeth ofi Belgium Tuesday received the 'Henriette Szold" prize in recognition of her action to save thousands of Jewish children during World War II. The S1,000 prize, named after the founder of the women's branch of the American Zionist He 'goofed up' in New Hampshire Goldwater says WASHINGTON (UPl) - Sen. Barry Goldwater, admitting that he "goofed up" in the New Hampshire primary, today pointed his presidential campaign toward California and its 86 convention delegates. It was a sobered but un daunted Goldwater who took the news that Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge, an absent write-in candidate, was winnmg New Hampshire's first-in-the- nation presidenUal preference contest over both him and New York Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller. The Arizona RepubUcan said he was "not in the least impressed" by Lodge's victory. He said he still beUeved he had "a whale of a chance" in the country as a whole for the GOP presidential nomination. Goldwater planned to leave to day for a brief rest at his Phoe- m'x, Ariz., home before moving on for 10 days of campaigning in CaUfomia where a pivotal primary is scheduled June 2. On July 13, the RepubUcan party opens its nafional convention in San Francisco. Knowland says California to be GOP battleground Cambodians stone U.S. Embassy PHNOJr PENH, Cambodia (UPl) — Cambodian demonstrators today stoned the U.S. Embassy and tore down its flag and set fire to the British Embassy before being dispersed by poUce. Anti-American feeling has been high here since chief of state Prince Norodom Sihanouk accused the United States of aiding rebels who sought to overthrow him late last year. Hej renounced the $30 milUon annual U.S. aid at the time. The demonstrators broke most of the windows in the U.S. Embassy, ripped down the stars and stripes, raised the Cambodian flag, and smashed car parked in front of the building. There were no immediate reports of injuries. Cambodia is a neutraUst country but it has become increasingly friendly to its big League, was presented to thel _ „ ._. 88-year-old dowager Queen at! neighbor to the north, Commu- her Stuyvenberg residence. Inist China, in recent months. LOS ANGELES (UPl) -Wil Uam F. Knowland, who heads Sen. Barry Goldwater's CaUfor- nia campaign organization, said Tuesday night that the victory of Henry Cabot Lodge in the New Hampshire primary election should be satisfying to the ambassador and his supporters. At the same time,'the former U.S. Senator—now a newspaper execuUve—said he and his group "are pleased that afar Westerner, Sen. Barry Goldwater, was a runnerup." "He led Gov. RockefeUer and the former vice president of the United States, both firom the neighboring state of New York, as weU as the senator from the neighboring state of Maine, Margaret Chase Smith. "CaUfomia now becomes a battleground for the 1964 Repub Ucan presidential nomination. It is here that free men and women wiU again have an opportunity of making a free choice. "We beUeve Sen. Goldwater wiU be nominated at the San Francisco RepubUcan convention, and we wUl renew and redouble our efforts in his behalf." Knowland concluded his statement in behalf of the Goldwater campaign organization with a promise that "in any event, we will loyaUy support the nominee of the convention." Poloris A-3 falls short of its forget CAPE KENNEDY (UPD- The Navy's mighfiest missUe, an advanced Polaris A - 3, weaved back and forth after about 75 seconds of flight today and plunged into the Atlantic far short of its target. The buUet-shaped rocket, designed to be fired from submerged submarines, roared from a land pad. Seconds after the first stage separated on schedule, the upper stage began to veer off course. The missile had been expected to drop its instrumented nose cone in a target area less than 1,000 miles to the south east. The Navy said the "missUe feU short of its intended range but most of its test objectives were achieved." Kennedy to quit his Cabinet post WASHINGTON (UPD —Atty. Gen. Robert F. Kennedy, younger brother of the late President, plans to quit his cabinet post after the November election. Kennedy's disclosure came during a speech at a local junior high school Tuesday. Some Democrats have pushed Kennedy as a possible vice presidential running - mate for President Johnson next faU. The attorney general attempted to discourage a late-burgeoning write-m campaign in the New Hampshire primary. McNamara, Lodge tour Vietnamese countryside SAIGON, South Viet Nam (UPD—Defense. Secretary Robert S. AIcNamara today toured the perilous Vietnamese countryside with U.S. Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge and Vietnamese strongman Maj. Gen. Nguyen Khanh. It was McNamara's second trip to the Communist-infested areas outside the capital since his arrival Sunday on a mission for President Johnson to assess the progress of Ihe war against the Viet Cong guerriUas. Lodge's New Hampshire primary victory overshadowed McNamara's visit today. Informed sources said results were radioed to their plane. Lodge, on his return to Saigon, caUed it a "great honor and a great compliment." The officials flew to Hue, Viet Nam's Buddhist reUgious capital near the North Vietnamese border. On Monday, McNamara toured the Mekong Delta south of Saigon. He spent Tuesday in conference with Lodge and the senior American miUtary men here. Quote of Day WASHINGTON - Sen. Barry Goldwater, R-Ariz., who ran second to write-in candidate Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge in the New Hampshire presidential primary: "This candidate is not the least impressed by what happened in New Hampstee."