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IP it VISP 74th Yeor Phone 793-3221 REDLANDS, CALIFORNIA, FRIDAY, AAARCH 13. 1964 $1.50 Per Month 24 Page5 10 COTH NEW QUEEN CROWNED - Pretty Cathy Hales of Redlands, left, ends her reign as the 1963 Orange Show Queen by presenting the traditional crown and scepter to the 1964 Queen, 19-year-old Chorlene Jacobs of Orange, selected last night in judging ot Swing Auditorium. The two hime»e beouties met lost September as friendly rivals, for Miss Jacobs was run- nerup in the 1963 Slate Fair contest in which Cathy was named Moid of California. Addi- tionol photo on page four. (Photo by Jim Sloan) House rejects salary boost in 222-184 vote WASHINGTON (UPI) — The [government's $12 billion yearly. House, heeding (he old axiom (hat politicians should never raise tlicir pay in an election year, has rejected a salary boost for congressmen and 1.7 million other federal employes. On a 222 to 184 roll call vote, in which each member had to answer to his name, the House Thursday killed a pay raise bill that would have hiked the salary of a member of Congress from 522,500 to 532,500 a year and added 5545 million to the Weather Redlands Weather Today Highest 64, Lowest 45 Kalnfall: 24 hrs. .12. Season 8.93 Last Year 3.61 One Year Ago Highest 76, Lowest 41 Tomorrow's Sunrise and Sunset 6:02 a.m.— 5:56 p.m. No smog, allowable burning Saturday, Sunday, Monday San Bernardino Valley: Partly cloudy today. Slostly clear tonight and Saturday, Gusty wind this afternoon. Slightly warmer afternoons but cooler tonight. Highs today 55-60. Lows tonight 35-40. U.S. Weather Bureau Noon Forecast Skies will be partly cloudy in Southern California today but mostly sunny weatlicr will prevail Saturday and Sunday. There will be gusty winds in many areas today but the winds will subside tonight. Afternoon temperatures will be a few degrees warmer in the coastal sections this afternoon. The warm ing trend will spread to tlic inland sections Saturday and Sunday. Along with the clearing skies temperatures will be cooler tonight and will remain cool Saturday night. Five Day Forecast Showers Sunday and again Wednesday. Temperatures slightly below normal except in desert. Temperatures and precipitation for the 24-hour period ended at 4 a.m.: High Low Preeip, pajToll. The vote against the pay raise bill was a stunning victory for the House economy bloc, but even the strongest opponents of the measure did not claim that their arguments turned the trick. The bill was killed because the House agreed to face the issue on a roll call vote. On the showdown, a majority of the members refused to go on record in an election year in favor of a 45 per cent pay in crease for themselves when the federal budget deficit is 10 billion. Up to that point, the bill had survived repeated attacks during nonrecord votes. The upset was engineered by Rep. H. R. Gross. R-Iowa, the well-known economizer, who solicited and got sufficient sup­ port to put across his demand for a roll call vote. On the roll caU, 136 Republicans and 86 Democrats opposed the bill while 149 Democrats and 35 Republicans supported it. The 1,400 senators. House members, judges, cabinet members and other top officials who lost 510,000 pay hikes were not only losers on the vote. Their pay hike would have cost only a small part of the total pack age. About 1.7 million civil sen'- ants and postal workers would have received ^bout $520.8 million in raises ranging from 3 to 22 per cent under the bill. But the rank and file boosts went down the drain with the in creases for their bosses, and there was only faint hope that the result could be reversed. President over flooded area By United press Intemstional President Johnson planned a low level flight today over Ohio River flood waters which have driven nearly 50,000 persons from their homes and inflicted the worst damage on the valley in 20 years. The President invited the governors of seven afflicted states —Kentucky, West Virginia, In diana. Illinois, Jlissouri, Ohio, and Pennsylvania—to make the flight with him from Pittsburgh to Mssouri. Afterwards, the President planned to confer at Cincinnati with the governors on what can be done to aid the flood- ravaged area. Thousands of valley residents forced from their homes waited for the third highest crest o( the century along the muddy, debris-choked stream. The Ohio reached its crest at Cincinnati Thursday. Rains were expected to slow down the water's return to its banks. In Indiana, Kentucky and southern Illinois, farm folks and city people, part of the more than 47,000 routed from their homes, waited and watched as the runaway water slipped over their crop lands and front yards. Louisville expected a crest at 18.3 feet above "flood stage" today—thci third highest of this century. Upstream the crisis was past but the damage remahied. Uprooted families started moving back into water soaked homes in parts of Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia. The American Red Cross estimated more than 110,000 persons have been affected by the flooding, and the Army Engineers said damage could push past $200 million. In Indiana, workers readied shelters as the crest rolled into the eastern comer of the state. At Aurora, Ind., 8 feet of water rolled into river front buildings Turkey threatens invasion of Cyprus, maylie toniglit BULLETIN NICOSIA, Cyprus (UPI) The Greek Ntvy—loaded with troops and commandos ready for war — sailed tonight into the Mediterranean with orders to repel any Turkish invasion of Cyprus. NICOSIA. Cyprus (UPI) — Nicosia Radio indicated late today that Turkey was threatening to invade Cyprus—possibly tonight—in a move that could set off war in the Mediterranean. The Greek language broadcast quoted Turkish Premier Ismet Inonu as stating in Ankara that if his government did not have a satisfactory response by "late tonight" to an ultimatum that all fighting between Greek and Turkish Cypriots be stopped immediately, then we shall carry out a landing on the island." From Athens, Cyprus President Archbishop Makarios said that Greece and Cyprus have outlined a "common course" for future action in the face of the latest threat of Turkish intervention. Informed smras there said the Greek armed forces have been put in a state of "advanced alert." Word from United Nations headquarters in New York was that despite the new Turkish threat of invasion, prospects were dim that the U.N. would have troops for a Cyprus peace force before Monday. Although Nicosia Radio said the Cyprus government had instructed its delegation to the United Nations to demand an emergency Security Council meeting on the growing crisis, such a request was not made this morning. Makarios, in Athens for the funeral of King Paul I of Greece, said he could not understand the Turkish attitude. But Makario.s told a news conference that if any "aggressive action" is taken against Cyprus "we will fight... with all the means at our disposal, with courage and determination, ready to sacrifice to the last man for the freedom of our country." These developments came as an official spokesman in Nicosia said the Cyprus government would reject Turkey's "last chance" ultimatum stating that its forces would intervene if the fighting wasn't ended promptly. Titan 2 hits target 5000 miles away VANDENBERG A.F.B. (UPIl —A huge Titan 2, .America's mightiest war missile, blasted from its deep silo today and rocketed more than 5,000 miles downrange into the Pacific where it struck its pre-determined target area. The Air Force described the firing of the 103-foot-long intercontinental baUjstic missile as successful" and said it w a s "a test of the complete weapons system." McNamara believes war in Viet Nam can be won Negro rifle clubs proposal shocks leaders Unruh's school bill has 'absolutely no chance' 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 Seattle Washington 37 — 44 33 45 30 62 32 -8 -31 70 51 41 21 .01 52 70 66 50 66 47 59 48 .11 45 37 34 32 .25 68 48 73 50 56 44 44 11 .22 54 49 .07 43 32 49 32 .02 S.ACRAMENTO (UPI) — Assembly Speaker Jesse Unruh's "simple and logical" bill to do away with 1,447 California school districts has "absolutely no chance," according to the chairman of the legislative committee hearing the measure. Assemblyman Charles Garrigus, D - R e e d I e y, made that statement late Thursday after a dozen witnesses testified before his Education Committee in favor of the Legislature's most extensive and controversial school measure. Among those throwing their support behind the bill were the state Board of Education, the state Chamber of Commerce, the California Manufacturers Association and the American Federation of Teachers. Asked, after the hearing had recessed, to evaluate the bill's chances of surviving its first test and being approved by the 20 -member committee, Garrigus replied: ••x \bsolutcly no chance as it is now. But with amendments it might get out" Garrigus said such amendments probably would need to provide for between three and four times the number of dis tricts Unruh wanted. Unruh's BiU (AB4 6) would consolidate 1,585 school districts into 108. The districts would be lumped into countywide tiodics. But charter cities still could have their own districts. Unruh explained that including charter cities would require a constitutional amendment The bill also would increase state school aid by another S75 million. In addition, Unruh said, it would produce S50.8 million in equalization and supplemental support. Unruh told committeemen he would be "willing to vote for any tax increase" if the state would "quit subsidizing inefficient school districts." Garrigus recessed the hearing until Monday when the Legislature will return from a three- day weekend. President visits ailing MacArthur in hospital NEW YORK (UPI)-NaUonal civil rights leaders were shocked almost to dist>eUef today by the advice of militant Negro leader Malcolm X that Negroes should form "rifle clubs." Most said tliey agreed that the break-away leader of the Black Muslim movement could endanger civil rights progress and domestic peace with his urging that Negroes begin to "fight back in self defense." I can't believe he's serious," said James Farmer, national director of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE). He said that to unleash suclx %iolence could be "ultimately suicidal." Slalcolm Thursday opened formally his announced cam paign to organize a politically oriented black-nationalist movement. "There will be more violence than ever this year," he said at a news conference in a hotel here." Will Shock Whites "W bite people will be shocked when they discover that the passive little Negro they had loiown turns out to be a roaring lion. The whites had better understand this while there is still time," he said. Ruby case to go to Dallas jury tonight DALLAS (UPD-Jack Ruby fight for life entered the clos ing minutes today scheduled end as it began—in a blaze nationwide television—and with his own prediction of acquittal The case of the slayer of Lee Harvey Oswald goes to jury of eight men and four women tonight Testimony end ed with one last defense effort to prove Ruby insane. And chief defense attorney Melvin Belli's boast the state "can't get a death penalty." Judge Joe B. Brown ruled the verdict, when it comes, will be televised live as was the shooting ot the accused assassin last Nov. 24. Ruby told Wcs Wise, a news man fbr Dallas television station KRLD he felt "confused' and was sorry his lawyers had kept him off the stand. "Do you think you will be ac quitted?" Yes," the haggard UtUe slayer replied. The judge's charge to the jury and the summing up argu ments of defense and prosecu tion lawyers were booked for network radio broadcast Kennedy insists no feud with Johnson U.S., Panama reported to be near agreement vice 'presidentiir nomina WASHINGTON (UPI) - Atly. Gen. Robert F. Kennedy insists there is no feud between him and President Johnson, and that their relations always have been friendly. Kennedy sought Thursday to discount reports that he and Johnson were at odds over efforts by Kennedy's supporters to boom him for the Demo- WASHINGTON (UPI) — Defense Secretary Robert S. JIc- Namara said today on bis return from South Viet Nam that every responsible official there believes the war against Communist guerrillas can be won "if the proper effort is made." McNamara cautioned that "there is no magic formula for winnujg anti-guerrilia struggle" and that "the path to victory may be hard." But he attempted to convey full confidence that the battle can be won. McNamara and Gen. Maxwell D. Taylor, chairman of the Jomt Chiefs of Staff, make a full report at noon EST to President Johnson on the results of their five-day. first hand inspection of the critical Vict Nam war situation. The McNamara party arrived shortly after daybreak on their flight from Saigon via Honolulu where they stopped off for a brief conference with the U. S. Pacific commander, Adm. Harry D. Felt. On his arrival here, the secretary told newsmen: "In the entire week, I did not talk to a smgle responsible official who was unable to agree that, if the proper effort is made, the war can be won." He refused to say what possible changes in American sup­ port for the South Vietnamese that he mighi recommend until after he has talked to the President. McNamara said the trip had a twofold purpose: —To appraise the political, economic and military situations in South Viet Nam. —To determine what additional actions, if any. are needed to strengthen the South Vietnamese in their war against the Communist Viet Cong. McNamara worked on his report to the President on these matters almost up to the time his plane set down just outside Washingon. Claim they are spies U.S. airmen may be tried by Communists BERLIN (UPI)-Soviet authorities are holdmg three U.S. airmen shot down by a Russian fighter and the Americans may be tried in a Communist court, an East German foreign miuis- trj- spokesman said today. The spokesman told United Press International the Russians are now investigating the airmen's "personal responsibility" for what the Soviets call their spy flight A trial may result, he said. The United States had denied strongly the Soviet "spy plane charge. The spokesman said it was 'unlikely" the three U.S. Air Force officers will be tried by an East German court He said it has not yet been determined whether the Soviets have a "legal basis" on which to try the Americans. "In order to file charges, one must have evidence," he said The spokesman said th three Americans are now , Russian custody and undergoing questioning by Soviet offi cials. They fell into Russian hands when their RB66 reconnaissance bomber was shot down Tuesday after accidentally crossing into East Germany on a routine training flight. U.S. officials said the plane veered over East Germany in advertently whUe on a training mission over West Germany from its base in France. The Soviets called it a deliberate 'spy flight" The United States has denied this charge. Five killed when DCS crashes in Montana WASHINGTON (UPI)—President Johnson paid an unan nounccd call on ailing Gen. Douglas JIacArthur today at Waller Reed Medical Center. The visit was supposed to be secret, but word got around the hospital and more than 300 persons were waiting to cheer and applaud the President when he arrived at 11:15 a. m. EST. Johnson was driven to the back entrance of the hospital's east wing, which includes the third - floor "Ward 8" where Mac.^thur underwent an operation a week ago. One of the presidential attendants was carrying a bouquet of flowers for the 84-year- M war hero. MacArthur is convalescing from the operation and is expected to be able to return to his New York home in less than a month. At the time of the operation, doctors thought he might have cancer but the surgery disclosed no evidence of the malignancy, they said. His gall bladder and a number of gallstones were removed, however, to alleviate what was described as obstructive jaundice. Johnson, carrying his coat, smiled broadly as he stepped from his limousine. He was greeted by Brig. Gen. H. S. Murphey, director of the Army medical facility. WASHLNGTON (UPI) - The United States and Panama were reported very near an agreement today to restore diplomatic relations and open talks on the Panama Canal and other issues. Announcement of the agree ment could come today. How ever, diplomats said the understanding still could bog down at the last moment. The agreement would call for restoring diplomatic relations, which Panama broke last January, followed in 30 days by talks on U.S.-Panama issues. These talks, informed sources said, would be conducted by U.S. and Panamanian emissaries empowered to "discuss and negotiate" issues. WORK-PAY FIGURES NEW YORK (UPI) - Reduction of the standard work week from 40 to 35 hours would require a 14 per cent increase in wages to avoid a reduction in pay, according to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The attorney general ap pealed to Wisconsin backers of a move to get him the vice presidential bid to discontinue their efforts. He repeated his statement that the presidenUal nominee should select his running mate. Later, in a talk with a group of Pennsylvania students in his relations with Johnson: "I have the highest regard for him. Our relations are friendly; they always have been. He has always been kind to me, to my family and to Mrs. Kennedy — both as vice president and since then. 1 have read these reports about a feud. There is no substance to these reports." Quote of Day NEW YORK — Jazz trumpet player Louis (Satchmo) Armstrong, hospitalized with a leg ailment, reflecting on reports he had died: "It's weird, man, weird." MILES CITY. Mont. (UPD- Five persons were killed Thursday night when a FronUer Airlines DCS crashed and burned while groping through a snowstorm to make an instrument landing at the Kliles City airport. Rescue crews rushed to the smouldering wreckage but found no survivors. The crash scene was about a mile from the airport. The twin-engine plane. Frontier's Flight 32 from Billings, Mont, to Miles City and Sidney, Mont., carried three crew- members and two passengers, all from Montana. The crew was identified as pilot K.C. Huber, co-pilot D.H. Gough and stewardess Dorothy Reif. All were based at BiU ings. The passengers were Gayle U. Dussinger ot Miles City and Sidney man identified as Swenson. The burning wreckage was surrounded by a ring of flame from spilled fuel. One wing was found a half mile from the other wreckage. The crash was Frontier's first fatal crash in 18 years of operation. The Denver-based air line services cities in nine west em states and El Paso, Tex. Goldwater in Nebraska May 12 primary LINCOLN, Neb. (UPI)-Sen. Barry Goldwater's name was officially entered in Nebraska's May 12 presidential primary Thursday but the Arizona Republican was not expected to have any formal opposition. No other major GOP candidate has indicated an intention to join Goldwater on the preferential ballot The filing deadline was today. Goldwater's name was entered by his son. Mike, and a group of young Republicans from Nebraska. FBI nabs two in railroad sabotage FORT PIERCE. Fla. (UPD- The FBI announced early today the arrest of two men on charges of attempting to blow up a railroad trestle on the strike-bound Florida East Coast Railway. Agents recovered a SO-pound bomb made of 15 sticks of dynamite that had been rigged to go off as the train passed over the trestle and plunge it into a canal. The FBI in Washington identified the two men as Joseph Leo Vedder, 32. of Miami, and John Wesley Davis. 28. of Fort Pierce, Fla. Miami special agent Fred Frobbose said they were locked up in the St Lucie County jail here in lieu ot temporary bond of 575,000 each. A hearing was set by U.S. Commissioner James Alderman for 2 p.m., today. Guerrilla war in North Yiet Nam planned SAIGON (UPI) - Defense Secretary Robert S. McNamara and Vietnamese strongman Maj. Gen. Nguyen Khanh arc believed to have agreed in principle on a plan to conduct guerrilla and sabotage activities in Communist North Viet Nam, qualified sources said today. Informants said the American defense chief discussed in detail with Khanh several contingency plans for extending the war into the north and finally agreed in principle on the possibility of carying out clandestine sabotage and guerrilla action there. McNamara left Saigon Thursday after a five-day inspection of the progress of South Viet Nam's U. S. - supported war against Communist rebels from North Viet Nam. Sources said today McNamara and Khanh agreed that there would be some American involvement in the North Viet Nam campaign but they were unable to say how much or in what capacity. The agreement, according to informants, is believed to be subject to review by President Johnson. Accountant says name forged on Baker's returns WASHINGTON (UPI) - An accountant charged today that his signature was forged to some of Bobby Baker's federal tax returns. Republicans disclosed the allegation and successfully argued for at least one more meeting on the Senate unit investigating Baker. During a stormy three and one-half hour session. Republicans refused to go along with motion by special rules committee counsel P. McLendon end the nearly 5-month-old hearings. The Democratic - dominated committee agreed to meet again Tuesday. Republicans said they would never agree to ending the investigation until more witness- are called. They submitted a list of names includlig a White House aide. Just before the bitter partisan battle behind closed doors. Sen. Hugh Scott, R-Pa., read to reporters a sworn affidavit in which accountant Milton L. Rauft claimed that his signature Baker's personal tax returns and the tax forms of a Baker enterprise, the Carousel Motel " Ocean City, Md., were forged. m

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