74th Year Phone 793-3221 REDLANDS. CALIFORNIA. THURSDAY. MARCH 12, 1964 $1.50 Per Month Fourteen Pages 10 Cent* SCENE OF TRIA^-Mrs. Marguerite Oswald, mother of Lee Harvey Oswald, talks to newsmen on the overpass bridge near the spot where President Kennedy was shot in Dallas. The building at the left in the background is the Texas School Book Depository and tne buUding at right is the courthouse where the Jack Kuby trial is being held. Ruby did not know right from wrong witness says D.4LLAS (UPI) — A New York psychiatrist and a rabbi testified today that Jack Ruby did not know right from wTong when he shot Lee Harvey Oswald. The rabbi said he "seemed to be in a trance" two days before the slaying. Babbi Hillel Silverman of Temple Shearith Israel offered non-tecbnical corroboration of testimony by Dr. Walter Bromberg, a S350-a.day psychiatrist, that Ruby was legally insane at tlie lime. "There have been times in the past that Jack Ruby did not know right from wrong and I also have the opim'on that at the time of the shooting he did not know right from wrong and Weother Rcdiands Weather Today Highest 51, Lowest ^5 Rainfall: Trace One Year .Ago Highest 66, Lowest 49 TomorroW.s Sunri.se and Sunset 6:03 a.m. — 5:55 p.m. No smog, allowable burning. San Bernardino Valley: Cloudy with occasional rain today. Partly cloudy tonight and Friday. Windy. Cooler today and tonight. Highs today 55-60. Lows tonight 35-43. U.S. Weather Bureau Noon Forecast The weather front has now reached the northern border of Southern California and lies along a line from about Bishop to Santa Barbara. The front is still moving toward the south- cast but at a much slower speed than it h a d Wednesday. This will delay the rain but not reduce tbe amount very much. Light sprinkles occurred at many coastal locations during Wednesday night and this morning and tbere will be occasional rain in much of Southern California during the afternoon. Showers will linger in much of the arcE on through the night with partly cloudy weather expected Friday. Clearing is likely Friday night and generally sunny weather Saturday. There will be moderate gusty winds Friday. Afternoon temperatures will be a little cooler today and will not warm before Saturday. •Nighttime cooling will be delayed until Friday night. Temperatures and precipitation 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 Sacramento Seattle Washington docs not at this time know right from wrong," the rabbi said. Court recessed for lunch at 11:50 a.m. until 2 p.m., with the defense bringmg up rebuttal witnesses in the unalc of the fpur-wcck-old murder trial. Assistant defense attorney Joe H. Tonahill created a sUr when he tried to introduce a blow-up of a photograph of the accus^ assassin holding his manacled right band up in a Mar.\ist salute. "Joe, get that thing out of [here," ordered Judge Joe B. Brown. Dr. Walter Bromberg. the defense "ambush" witness, main- jtained that Ruby instinctively and automatically shot the accused assassin in a "blackout." Ruby looked haggard but calm as he sat listening. There was speculation the slayer would be called to tes- 30 27 T 42 34 T 48 39 .14 44 31 -8 -32 ^ 34 48 34 79 69 .03 52 29 68 51 64 53 39 24 .01 36 29 .01 58 31 73 57 54 43 .18 41 37 53 48 .32 49 34 .16 51 34 tify in his own defense. Chief defense attorney Melvin Belli, a man of legal surprises, has said he might put him on the stand —and he might not. Bromberg, a dinslinguished- looking man with flowing white hair and a graying mustache, agreed with two previous defense psychiatrists who said Ruby suffered from a form of epilepsy. However, the slate planned to counter Bromberg with Dr. Robert S. Schwab of Harvard and the Massachusetts General Hospital in a flnal day's skirmish in what has been a balUe of egghead, tech nical opinion among mental, bchavorial, and nervous - sys tern experts. The Ruby murder - with malice trial was expected to be placed in the hands of an eight - man, four - woman jury sometime Saturday. Russ block U. S. search for airmen WIESBADEN, Germany (UPI)—The Russians today blocked American efforts to find and help three American airmen shot down over East Germany Tuesday despite a demand for their prompt return by the U.S. -Army commander in Europe. Gen. Paul L. Freeman made his request in a letter sent Wednesday night to Gen. I. I. Yakubovsk}', the Soviet commander in Germany, saying he wanted the three U.S. Air Force officers "returned as soon as possible." It was announced at U.S. Army European Headquarters m Heidelberg that three "search parties" were sent to to the scene where the RB66 t^vin•jet reconnaissance bomber was shot down by a Soviet fighter when it strayed into East Germany. But a spokesman at the U.S. Embassy in Bonn said: "As far as we are aware, the teams have not yet been permitted by the Russians to approach the crash site nor have they been given any information on the whreabouts and condition of the crew." In Moscow, meanwhile, the Soviet government ridiculed an American suggestion that the ill-fatcd plane might have been .decoyed off course by radio (jamming and false signals sent out by the Russians. The Soviet government news .paper Izvestia charged th( I plane was on a spy mission and accused the American press and radio of carrying "cover up" versions of the incident. The United States reported the aircraft was on a routine training mission over W e s Germany when it went across the border. The mayor of Stendal in Com munist East Germany told UPI by telephone Wednesday night that the three airmen were alive, and three search parties were dispatched promptly from I the U.S. military liaison mission at Soviet army headquarters in Potsdam to look for them. As this and other efforts con tinued for the return of the crewmen, some U.S. miUtary officials expressed the fear that they might be held in connection with Soviet charges that they were on a spy mission. There were reports that one of the crewmen was slightly injured in parachuting from the plane. Worst flood causes heavy damage in East By United Prejs Infernafienal The worst floods since World War II spread devastation from Pennsylvania to Illinois today J and the list of bomeless tapped the 47,000 mark. Authorities feared fhat before the day's end the number of homeless might exceed 50,000. Kentucky reported that more than 12,000 persons have fled from homes in tbe Louisville suburbs. Red Cross estimates of the homeless in Pcnnsyl. vania ranged as high as 20,000. half of them along the west branch of the Susquehanna River. Indiana listed 4.200 refugees from the Hoods and I feared the total would lop 6.000. Ohio and West Virginia had nearly 10.000 persons forced from homes by the swollen I Ohio River and its tributaries. Missouri's Black River was receding but tlie 460 flood refugees still hadn't returned to their homes. There were at least 130 homeless in Illinois. Twenty-Three Deaths The week-long weather rampage was blamed for at least 123 deaths. The latest were a 'Kansas father and son whose light plane crashed durmg a snow storm at Kankakee, 111. The water rolled 10 feet deep through downtown streets in I New Martinsville, W.Va., and the town of 4.000 was isolated. Nurses were being shuttled to hospitals by boat. Pennsylvania's Gov. William Scranton declared a state o£ "extreme emergency" at Lock Haven and Renova, Pa. Louisville, Ky., residents watched the Ohio River edge I toward the third highest flood I crest of the century. The crest is due Friday. Gov. Edward T. Breathitt asked President Johnson to declare 30 Kentucky counties disaster areas. Shepardsville, Ky.. reported 7 feet of water from the floodmg Salt River in the city's business I district. Near freezing temperatures added to the misery of the ref- lugccs and light snow dusted the northernmost parts of the flood area. Zanesville, Ohio, had 3 inches of snow, most of it in a smgle hour. The 2nd Armored Division from Ft. Knox set up a com mand post in suburban Louis ville, Ky., where the Ohio Riv er moved steadily toward one of its highest crests on record. Fifty Army trucks were used by rescue workers in moving threatened families and their bclongmgs to higher ground. In central Pennsylvania 10, 300 persons fled from the rising west branch of the Susquehanna and Gov. William Scran ton declared the area in a slate of "extreme emergency." Many towns through the 800 mile flood belt were all but de sorted. Forced From Homes Nearly all 2.375 residents of West Point, Ky.. downstream on the Ohio from LouisriUc. were forced from their homes Wednesday. The flooding Salt River swirled 7-feet deep through the business district at Shepardsville, Ky. Gov. Matthew Welsh flew over water-logged southern Indiana and asked President Johnson to declare 20 counties as disaster areas. !More than 3,200 Hoosiers have fled their homes. Air Force rescue units were ordered to Wheeling. W. Va., where Mayor Charles Ihlen- reld declared tlie entire city an emergency area and said the flood would affect up to 20,000 persons. Quote of Day DALL.AS — Defense attorney .Melvin Belli in the Jack Ruby murder trial explaining why he has dela}°ed in bringing prominent New York psychiatrist Dr. Walter Bromberg to the stand: "I'm catchmg on to Texas customs: I'm keeping tiirn for ambush." Hoffa sentenced to eight years in federal prison CHATTANOOGA. Tenn. (UPI) — Teamsters President I James R. Hoffa today was sentenced to 8 years in federal prison for trjing to bribe a jury that heard conspiracy charges against him. , "I stand here today and state I am innocent," the 51-year-old president of the nation's largest labor union solemnly told Federal District Judge Frank Wilson who sternly rebuked Hoffa in handing down the sentence. Hoffa drew four years on each of two counts of jury tampering and was fined $10,000. His attorneys akcady have announced plans to appeal the conviction by a 12-member fed eral jury last week all the way to the Supreme Court if necessary. Hoffa is expected to re- mam free under $75,000 bond pendmg the appeals. Wilson also cited Jacques Schiffer of New York, attorney for one of Hoffa's co-defendants, for contempt of court. Wilson said Schiffer attempted to prevent and obstruct justice and "degrade and debase" respect for the court during the trial. Wilson referred specifically to Schiffcr's use of such language as "drumhead court martial," and "Stalinism . . . Hitlerism . . . and all kinds of isms" dur- [ing his arguments in behalf of parks. Schiffer was fined $1,000 and sentenced to 60 days in jail. Schiffer said he would appeal. Hoffa, standing about 12 feet in front of Wilson, showed no visible sign of emotion when the sentence was pronounced. He looked the judge in the eye as Wilson sharply rebuked him in the small oak paneled courtroom where the long trial took place. "You stand here convicted... of tampering with the very soul of this nation. . . the very foundation ... the very basis of civilization of itself," Wilson said. "Everything we call civilization depends on the proper administration of justice." Hoffa had said "that when the evidence is sifted calmly and cooly" it will show that he is innocent. Hoffa was convicted of two counts of a federal indictment of attempting to bribe a federal jury at Nashville in 1962 which was hearing a conspiracy case against him. He faced a maximum of 10 years in prison and $10,000 fine. Wilson sentenced Hoffa to four years on each count—the sentences to run consecutively —and fined $5,000 on each count. House to vote $10,000 pay hike to Congressmen WASHINGTON (UPI) House sponsors of a $545 million federal pay raise, including Sl0,000-a-year boosts for congressmen, expected approv- [al of the bill today, with or without a rolicall vote. The House wound up general [debate on the pay measure late Wednesday and cleared the way for proposed amendments and showdown voting. On the basis of an early test vote, the [bill appeared to be in good shape for passage. The legislation would increase the pay of 1.7 million civil servants, postal workers and other federal employes by about S520 million a year. It would boost salaries of 15,000 senators, I House members, judges, cabi- fnet members and aides by $25 million a year. , There was some talk of a I move to trim the proposed SIO,000 increase for congressmen, who now get S22.500 a year, to $7,500. This apparently would cut back increases for judges and cabinet members by the isame amount. This was the same size increase Congress voted itself in 1955, the last time members had a pay raise. The other government em ployes have had seven pay hikes in the same period. Elvis suffers injury on film set HOLLYWOOD (UPI) - Elvis Presley had to have nine stitches taken to close a cut on his head Wednesday after another actor accidentally kicked him during a make-believe fight in front of the movie cameras. Elvis was taken to a hospital 'm Thousand Oaks not far from the San Fernando Valley filming location to have the stitches taken. He then returned to work. McNamara pledges more aid fo South Viet Nam S.AIGON (UPD-Dcfense Secretary Robert S. McNamara concluded his inspection of South Viet Nam's U.S.-support- led war against Communist guerrillas today by pledging more American aid now and as long as it takes to win it. "We are prepared to furnish whatever economic aid, whatever military training and logistical support, and whatever military eqm'pment is required in whatever quantities and for I as long as it is required," Mc[Namara told a cheering crowd of about 3,000 persons at Saigon Airport before flying back to Washington. With strongman Blaj. Gen. Nguyen Khanh standing at his side on a platform. JIcNamara raised his arms in a "V-for- victory" sign and shouted three times in Vietnamese: "Vict Nam muon nam" (long live Viet Nam). McNamara, who met with Khanh before leaving, will report to President Johnson on his five-day tour of the stra tegic Southeast Asia nation jwhen he gets back to Washington. McNamara's mission h a _ been overshadowed by the excitement caused here by Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge's New Hampshire presidential primary victory. Lodge said Wednesday he was honored by the results but had no plans to resign or return to the United States in the near future. Attention returned to the .guerrilla war today. A military [spokesman reported a new outburst of Communist attacks that cost the government 29 Idead. The worst setback for the government came Monday night in a Viet Cong raid in Ba Ixuyen Province south of Saigon. Twenty-one government troops were killed. , The total wounded from all I the attacks was 48 and another !15 government soldiers were listed missing. In addition, the I guerrillas captured 21 carbines, 3 submachine guns, and an automatic rifle. Kennedy boost throws Wisconsin into turmoil MADISON, Wis. (UPI) — A movement to boost Atty. Gen. Robert F. Kennedy for the vice presidency had Wisconsin Dem ocrats in a turmoil today. A high-ranking Wisconsin North Atlantic air fares to be reduced WASHINGTON (UPI) - The Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) announced Wednesday that North AUanUc air fares will go down effective April 1, sa\ing the American traveling public at least $50 million annually. Tlie CAB said that all air lines which are members of the International Air Transport As sociation (lATA) have filed fare reductions ranging from $15.20 to as high as $190. The fare reductions, already advocated by the CAB, were submitted despite failure of LATA to reach unanimous agreement on new North Atlant ic tariffs. The carriers decided to file individual rates with the CAB, and in absence of a form al lATA agreement which the board could have approved or disapproved, they will go into effect as planned. Generally, the new fare structure calls for a S190 reduction in first class on a year- around basis. Economy class fares will be lowered by $100.70 except for a 10-week period during the summer, when the reduction will be only $15.20. Twenty-one-day excursion fares will be reduced S50 through most of the spring, summer and faU. The present 21-day excursion rate applies only between Oct 1 and April 30. The CAB saidjthe new excursion fare will J ^ring the cost of jet travel across the Atlantic to the lowest level in history. As an example, a passenger flying from New York to Paris last July paid a minimum roundtrip economy fare of S541.S0. Now, usmg the new excursion fares, he will pay only S342.80. The CAB said the new fares should increase the number of European tourists coming to the United States, as well as saving Americans millions of dollars. Democrat told United Press International that veteran party professionals had moved into the dairy state on behalf of Kennedy for a behind-the- scenes bid to win over the state delegation for the attorney general for vice president. The source told UPI this movement was on a much more professional level than the Draft Kennedy Committee formed here earlier this week by two Milwaukee businessmen. The Wisconsin primary does not allow for a write-in vote. Gov. John Reynolds, after a meeting with President Johnson in Washington Wednesday, said a write-in drive for vice president was "a little asinine." The entry of Alabama Gov. George Wallace into the state's April 7 presidential primary on the Democratic side has al ready hampered party attempt5 to patch up differences and present a unified front for the election. The highly reliable source told UPI that the national movement to boost Keimedy for the vice presidency was being headed by Paul Corbin, until recently an employe of the Na- fional Democratic Committee. Corbin, who helped organize support here for John F. Kennedy in the 1960 primary which started the late President on the road to the White House, was reported to be in Wisconsin today. One published source said Johnson personally ordered Corbm's dismissal from the staff of the National Democratic (^mmittee because of Corbin's reported work in the write-m campaign which gave the attorney 14,548 votes in New Hampshire. This report of Corbin's dismissal was denied m Washington by Democratic National Chairman John M. Bailey. Another report quoted an unidentified associate of Robin to the effect that Corbin had not been asked to leave his national committee post Devetet Full Time UPI's source said Corbin was devoting full time to organizing the national movement to boost Keimedy for the vice presidency. The source said party professionals hope to influence the Wisconsin delegation to go to the NaUonal Convention in August committed''to Kennedy for vice president HE'S HONORED—"This is a great honor and a great compliment." was Henry Cabot Lodge's comment when he got word of his victory in Ihe New Hampshire Republican primary. Lodge, shown here in Saigon, is acting as a specially assigned ambassador to Viet Nam. GOP convention fo be wide open leaders say By Unifed Preti IntamaKenel The two leading GOP presl dential candidates, their enthusiasm still high despite the result of the New Hampshire primary, resumed their campaigning today vrith an eye on the California primary June 2. The winner of the first-'m-thc- nation primary, Henry Cabot Lodge, however, remained at his ambassadorial post in South Vict Nam and gave no indica tion he would return home to campaign actively for the Re- pubhcan nomination. The effect of the New Hamp shire primary on New York Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller or Arizona Sen. Barry M. Goldwater's chances of success m their U.S. demands return of three airmen WASHINGTON (UPI) - The United States toW Russia today it expects the Soviets to return without delay" three U.S. airmen whose reconnaissance plane was shot down in East Germany Tuesday. The demand was made to Soviet Ambassador Anatoly F. Dobrynin by the State Department's sem'or Soviet affairs official, Llewellyn E. Thompson. The State Department said said Thompson also categorically dem'ed to the Soviet official Russian charges that the 700- mile-an-hour RB66 reconnaissance bombers was on a military intelligence mission. Dobrynin, talking with newsmen after the meeting, refiised to say whether Russia would return the airmen. 'I have no knowledge of the subject," he said. Dobrynin met with Thompson for about 10 minutes. effort was mconclusive. But, a survey of GOP leaders across the nation reflected the opinion that the GOP convention this summer will be the scene of a wide-open fight for the nomination. A great many of the party representatives. acknowledging Lodge's ll.OOO-vote victory margin without ever leaving Saigon, still were skeptical that his supporters would be able to repeat the feat in other primaries or that he would capture the nomination unless he returns to the United States before the GOP gathering in July. The ambassador's smashing write-in success in the New England contest, they inferred, was more a tribute by the state's voters for a Jlassachu- setts neighbor than an overwhelming defeat for either Rockefeller or Goldwater. Both candidates plan to step- up their activities in California and elsewhere, both to overcome the effect of the New Hampshire return and to nail down additional delegate support for the summer convention. Lodge garnered 34.8 per cent of the total vote cast Tuesday. Goldwater picked up 21.7 per cent. Rockefeller 21 per cent and Richard M. Nixon 16 per cent Goldwater stopped today in Phoenix, Ariz., on his way to California to be grand marshall of a rodeo in the city. He leaves his hometown tonight for 10 days of campaigning for California's 86 presidential primary votes. Pay raise SACRAMENTO (UPI)-A b'lll giving a $5,000 pay raise to all California judges, from Municipal to Supreme Court, was in- tiroduced Wednesday by Assemblyman George Milias. R-Gilroy.
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