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74fh Year Phone 793-3221 REDLANDS. CALIFORNIA. THURSDAY. MARCH 19, 1964 $1.50 Per Month Sixteen Pages 10 Cents FIRE THREAT REMAINS - A "red alert" was imposed in the Los Angetes area today as a precaution against new brush fires like Monday's blaze above Glendole which ravaged ths home pictured obove. Mrs. Anne Ferroez, lower right, salvages a single oak foble from her bouse which was the only home damaged among the 12 new homes on Ridge drive in Glendale. Red Alert for critical fire danger area tOS ANGELES (UPI) — Fire crews were kept on "red alert" today as officials expressed concern over the possibility of new major outbreaks in surroUdnding brush-covered foothills. Three major fires that caused millions of dollars in damage were contained behind fire lines, but officials warned of potentially explosive conditions throughout the area. Smoking and open fires were banned in efforts to reduce the hazard of a repitition of the outbreak of three giant blazes last Jlonday that still were not fully controUed three days later. Both the Chevy Chase and Whiting Woods fires north of Glendale were officially declared contained late Tuesday after destroying about 30 homes and burning 10,000 acres of val uable watershed, forcing tliou sands to flee their homes in the path of the flames. (UPI Telephoto) Ruby's sister says firing Belli best thing DALL.^S (UPD-The sister of convicted killer Jack Kuby said today chief defense counsel Melvin Belli has been fired because "it was the best thing to do." Eva L. Grant declined to elaborate on why the Ruby family fired Belli. The other two defense attorneys who worked the case with Belli were retained. There arc a lot of reasons. Weather Rcdlands Weather Today Highest 72, Lowest 45 One Year Ago Ifighcst 72, Lowest 35 Tomorrow's Sunrise and Sunset 5:53 a.m.— 6:01 p.m. No smog, allowable burning. San Bernardino Valley: Night and morning low clouds and local fog but mostly sunny after, noons today and Friday. Lows tonight 43-48. U.S. Weather Bureau Neon Forecast There will be considerable low cloudiness from the coast inland through the coastal and intermediate valleys during the night and morning hours otherwise mostly sunny weather will prevail in Southern California today and Friday. It will be cool er in the coastal and intermediate valley and slightly cooler in the mountains and deserts today. Temperatures and precipitation for the 24-hour period ended at 4 a.m.: High Low Preeip. Boston Chicago Cincinnati Denver Fairbanks Fort Worth Helena Honolulu Kansas City Las Vegas Los Angeles Jlinneapolis New York Oklahoma. City Palm Springs Sacramento San Francisco Seattle Wasbington 35 24 .30 30 28 37 22 63 29 .22 -32 68 52 1.54 47 26 .04 82 70 61 45 .10 77 40 75 54 32 28 .03 3S 24 70 48 .31 92 51 72 4S 71 58 46 34 43 29 she said. "My brotiicr's life is at stake." It was reported Wednesday night tJiat BeUi had been dismissed because of statements the San Francisco attorney made, criticizing Dallas and the jury that sentenced Ruby to the electric chair for the slaying of Lee Harvey Oswald. Retains Other Lawyers Mrs. Grant said the decision to fire Belli was made at 11 p.m. EST Wednesday night. She said that Joe H. Tonahill of Jasper, Tex., and Dallas lawyer Phil Burleson were still on the case. "His (Belli's) remarks are not Mr. Burleson's fault," Mrs. Grant said. "He (Burleson) will remain in the case." Letters were sent to Tonahill and Burleson notifying them BeUi had been discharged. She said no decision had been made on hiring new attorneys. We arc considering eight lawyers and will pick two of them," she said. "We arc not looking for publicity or notoriety ... all we are doing is for tlie best interests of our brother," she said. Mrs. Grant said a letter is on its way to Belli's office in San Francisco informing him of the dismissal. Belli, visiting in Mexico City, said "I haven't heard anything about it. I'll be in San Franciso tomorrow, and I'll talk about it then." Tonahill said he was surprised by the action and had not received a letter on Belli's dismissal. It was pretty well under- Unruh school in trouble BY OE VAN L. SHUMWAY United Press International SACRAMENTO (UPI) - As sembly Speaker Jesse M. Un ruh's school redistricting bill was in serious difficulty in the Legislature today. As a virtual army of witnesses appeared to oppose the measure, Assembly Education Committee chairman Charles B. Garrigus, D-Reedley, was forced to e-xtend hearings for another day. He scheduled an afternoon session. Garrigus rated the measure's chances of passage as "very poor'' but said compromising amendments probably will be offered before a committee vote scheduled for next Wednesday. Th opposition at Wednesday's afternoon hearing was led by Dr. Max Rafferty, Superintendent of Public Instruction. Other opponents packed two large committee rooms on the Capitol's fourth floor. "I oppose this bill with all the energies at my command," Rat forty said. "It would virtually destroy school administration as a profession in this stale." At one point in Rafferty's tcsti mony, Garrigus had to gavel the cheering crowd to silence. Unruh's Bill (AB46) would consolidate C a 1 i f o r n i a's 1. 585 school districts into ICS, lumping Lhcm into county«ide districts. But it would allow charter cities to keep their own districts. In addition, the bill would increase state aid by S75 million over the present entitlement and produce $50.8 million in equalization and supplemental support. Rafferty, the lead-off witness, said he favored unification of| school districts under current law and estimated a "reason able improvement" would be to reduce the number to 750. While you can cut down any time," he said, "You cannot get back again what you have given up. It will be difficult if not impossible to ever unscramble this egg if it is broken." Other speakers agreed. During the hearing, Assemblyman Gordon Winfon, Ricrced, attempted to send the bill to an interim committee which would have killed it for the current session. But Garri gus refused to rccongnize him Johnson asks $3.4 billion foreign aid program WASHINGTON (UPI) -Prps- ident Johnson asked Congress today for a "no waste, no retreat" foreign aid program of $3.4 billion. He promised to cut bureaucracy and to speed up efforts to put recipient na lions on a self-supporting basis. It was the smallest foreign aid request since the program was started in 1948. Johnson, aware of the growing tendency in Congress to cut foreign aid funds, warned the lawmakers against slashing his request 'We will be laying up a harvest of woe for us and our children if we shrink from the task of grappling in the world com­ munity with poverty and ignorance," he said in a special message. Will Be Cut But the initial reaction in Congress was that the proposed program would be cut anyway. Rep. Otto E. Passman, D-La., chief House critic of foreign aid, said he was sure there was "plenty of fat in it" and Senate GOP Leader Everett M. Dirksen, III., predicted it would be cut. The President requested new legislation to permit the foreign aid agency — known as the Agency for International De­ velopment (AID) — to cut deadwood from its staff. He also announced plans to appoint a new committee of] "distinguished private citizens to keep a continuing eye on aid programs and advise him on policy. Johnson said "waste or inefficiency or e.xtravagance" in the aid program could not be tolerated, but it was "equally repugnant to our national interest to retreat from our obliga tions and commitments while freedom remains under siege." Sets Request The President set the foreign aid request for the fiscal year beginning next July 1 at $3.4 billion, made up of SI billioa military assistance and $2.4 billion economic aid. He emphasized that this was more than $1 billion less than the late President John F. Kennedy requested for this year and only slightly more than the $3 billion Congress actually voted. Justifying his request, Johnson said: "We wish to build a world in which Ihe weak can walk without fear and in which even the smallest nation can work out its own destiny without the danger of violence and aggression." Rusk tells Reds fliers not on W flight Opponents may slash aid bill further stood and agreed that we would go forward with the appeal together." Tonahill said. Burleson said he. too. was surprised. He also had not received a letter firing Belli. The Dallas News quoted Ruby's sister as saying the Ruby family was shocked at the tirade Belli let loose against Dallas at the end of the trial. The News said the letter outlined the family's chagrin at criticism they felt was aimed at "promoting only Belli's personal fame." "My brother has been dis turbed and upset by reports of Sfr. Belli's actions both in and out of court," the News quoted Ruby's brother, Hyman, of Chi cago, as saying. 'The opinions this man eX' pressed about Dallas, the jury, judge Joe Brown and (Dist. Alty.) Henry Wade are not shared by Jack or any member of his family," Hyman told the paper. The letter said the family did not know what to do about fur ther counsel, "but God willing we will get help somehow. We will pray for help and hope that Mr. Belli will do hkewise." Goldwater to speak in LA. Dr. Wiener dies on lecture four in Sweden STOCKHOLM. Sweden (UPI) —Dr. Norbert Wiener, 69, .American scientist and mathematician known as the "father of automation," died here Wednesday of an apparent heart attack during a Scandinavian lechire tour. Dr. Wiener was a professor emeritus at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he re tired in 1960 after 42 years as an active staff member. He lived in Belmont, Mass. He was a pioneer in cybernetics, a name he applied to the field of feedback control theory which is a key to modem computer technology. Cybernetics explores similarities between the human brain and elaborate modem computing machines capable of memory association, choice and decision-making. French return to their jobs P-ARIS (UPl)-Three million state employes ended their na tionwide strike for more pay today and life in France returned to normal. The protest walkouts Wednesday—ranging from 8 to 24 hours —tied up transportatioa and commtmications and closed down schools, government offices and Main restaurants. The strike was called because the government refused to budge on its price-stabilization wage plan which calls for 4 per cent raises annually. The un ions say it is unsuffieient. LOS ANGELES (UPI) —Sen Barry Goldwater continued his campaign for California's GOP Presidential primary today with a scheduled appearance at $100-a - plate dinner this evening at the Sports Arena here. He was g r e e t c d by an en thusiastic crowd of about 500 Wednesday night at the Loct heed Air Terminal in nearby Burbank after a series of flying grass roots stops across the state in which he kept up a run ning attack on the Johnson ad ministration's foreign policy in Viet Nam. "I know people recognize that under the lack of foreign policy and lack of decision," the sen afor told the airport gathering, "this country is sinking lower and lower, and only the Repub licans can bring it back." Goldwater was smiling and chipper despite a busy day of campaigning at Auburn and Stockton in the northern part of the state when he arrived with wife Peggy for an overnight stop before addressing tonight's fund-raising dinner at the Sports Arena. There was a band and 25 gaily dressed "Goldwater Gals" who wore white cowboy hats, gold skirts and fringed blouses. I only ask a chance to spread the wonderfuhiess of American freedom over this earth," Goldwater said in a brief statement after stepping from a chartered Convair plane. Favors commission S.4CRAMENT0 (UPI) — Sen. Aaron Quick, D - Cale-xico. Wednesday introduced a bill to create a "Commission of the Califoraias" that would attempt to strengthen economic, cultural and educational ties between the states of California, and Baja California in Mexico. Squirrel report shows success in Sacramento 'SACRAMENTO, Calif. (UPI) —Assemblyman George Zeno- vich, who led a drive to capture sLx squirrels at Fresno County Court House Park and transfer them to state Capitol Park to perpetuate the species, made his first annual squirrel report Wednesday to the fuU assembly. "I am very happy to announce that the superintendent of the park saw two baby squirrels yesterday," Zenovich said. 'I have cigars." WASHINGTON (UPI) -For eign aid opponents saw President Johnson's lowered "asking WASHINGTON (UPI) — Sec- price" for the aid program to- retary of State Dean Rusk firm- day as an invitation to make ly told the Soviet ambassador further slashes. Even its sup today that the Reds have no porters conceded that further grounds for trying to make a cuts may be made, spy case out of the capture of »i UJUJIJ jfj a good indication three U. S. fliers shot down last i],at the administration now week over East Germany. reaUzes that the aid program Rusk summoned the Russian i ^^-t doing what they originally envoy. Anatoly F. Dobrynm. to ^^op^^ ^ i ^-ouy do," said Rep. the State Department to deliver QUO E. Passman, D-La., "so a high level warning that re- they are beginning to cenUy iniproved U.S.-Soviet re- p[,ase it out" laUons could be JMpanUzed if chairman of a ""ft ZTun^Js^ Sfusk Ho"se AppropriaUons Com^^^^^^ m his meeting with Dobrynin: ' ,;j tnK„cn„'<r A -The Soviets should return Johnsons $3.4 the three fliers "prompUy." „ . —It would serve no purpose , „ Asking Prie« for Moscow to make a spy flight "There's an asking pnce and case" out of the incident in ^ setthng pnce. That 's the ask which no such c»i« «)dst«. ing pnce. —If the Soviets persist in do- "I'm sure we're going to find ing so, it could affect other plenty of fat in it. The Ameri- areas of U.S.-Soviet relations, can ta .xpayer can expect us to —The U. S. accouiit of the make a substantial reduction." facts of the flight demonstrated Chairman Thomas E. Morgan, the plane was not on a spy mis- D-Pa., of the House Foreign Af- sion. fairs Committee said Johnson's Rusk's warning paralleled a aid message showed that the similar one delivered in Mos- program is being "tightened cow Wednesday. Citrus indemnity bill passes state senate up" with emphasis now on self- help rather than aid. "The President's program this year is not the same old story," said Morgan, whose committee tentatively set Monday as the start of hearings on the authorizing legislation. "The committee will review the program in detail to see if we can make a further saving without curtailing our cold war effort. "Too Much" "I think it's too much." said Rep. Frances P. Bolton, Ohio, senior GOP member the foreign affairs committee "I'm surprised he would ask for so much. Since he's asking everybody to cut down at home, why shouldn't we cut down also abroad?" House Republican Leader Charles A. Halleck, Ind., was pleased the message went to Capitol Hill relatively early in the year so Congress will have plenty of time to look it over in detail. But he thought th requested figure "a cause concern." The $3.4 bQUon asked was somewhat more thait Congress granted after a long struggle last year. President John F. Kennedy had asked origmally for $4.5 bilhon. Democratic leaders praised the President's message. Rep Hale Boggs, La., Democratic whip, termed it "well con ceivcd" and said he hoped for early action on it. Congressmen demand Baker investigation Mrs. Smith arrives in Miami on flight .MIAMI (UPI) — Mrs. Joan SACRAMENTO (UPI) - Bills M^^riam Smith, bound around L?m""f o^^a^nr^/p^^vi^rS^ °° Ameria Earhart's demnity payments for citrus rou'c. arrived here today after growers passed the Senate Wed- a seven-hour flight from New nesday and went to the Assem- Orleans to prepare for the tough '''y- • hop over the Atlantic Ocean. The veterans farm loan mea- ji^s. smith, a Navy wife, ar- sure, by Sen James Cobey, D- at Miami IntemaUonal Merced, would raise the maxi- Airport at 11:57 a.m. EST, the mum loan for buying a farm or control tower reported, ranch from $40,000 to $80,000. „ ... . .. . Ti,» -:h ,.^\nl„™«,c In «,i^„» From Miami, which was Miss The citrus growers measure, ^, t VT C v »—_ by Sen. Howard Way, R-Exter, Earharts last US. stop before wiuld provide industry - fi- heading southeastward over the n«.ced payments for treS that ^f,"^. ^^Ln^ to Hv must be destroyed because of Sn»U> Plaaned to fly to SM citrus quick decUnc disease. The f"f"', ^^f^^^^Jf payments would range from $5 ?8 °^ ^"^F «land-jumpmg AUan to $25 a tree. ""ssini. At New Orleans, Mrs. Smith was delayed by fatigue, bad weather and minor mechanical trouble. Mrs. Smith, 27, flew to New Orleans from Tucson, Ariz., on the second leg of her planned 27,000-mile trip. Behan struggle against death Assembly defeats speed up move SACRAMENTO (UPI) ~ The Assembly today defeated a Republican attempt to speed up hearings in the current controversy involving school constmc- tion bonds and the anti-Rumford Housing initiative. DUBLIN (UPI) — Playwright By vote of 40-28. the lower Brendan Behan. still in critical house defeated a GOP motion condition at Meath Hospital, to- that would have required the day entered what doctors said rs^^s ^^rco ^riL' - ^^^^ ^^r/t bond biU next Monday. ^SSie against death. At the same time, Assembly- "This could be a decisive day man Houston I. Floumoy, R- for Behan, if he can hold out Claremont, accused Gov. Ed- through it," a hospital spokes- r^tiie'^'x^f --j^- gram by moving to put bond is- traordmary reserves of strength sues on the November ballot in his fight for life. Fkiuinoy said Uiat if the $260 million school construction bond She started Calif., Tuesday. at Oakland COLUMBUS, Ohio (UPI) — Jcrrie Mock took off into clear, cold sky today in a flight to break two speed records and beat another American beauty on a solo flight around the world. The trim 38-year-oId mother of three left about 9:30 a.m. EST, with plans to complete her trip in a red and white single-engine Cessna ISO within 30 days. Mrs. Mock was a day late in getting started which put her two days behind Joan Merriam Smith of Long Beach, Calif., who left from Oakland, Calif., Tuesday. Mrs. Smith will foUow the course of the late famed Amelia Earhart. Mrs. Smith was due in Miami today. Mrs. Mock hoped to fly nonstop to Bermuda, which she estimated would take her about eight hours. WASHINGTON (UPI)—A Republican congressman today demanded an investigation into charges that "poUtical influence of the highest degree" surrounded the granting of a federal charter to a bank in which Bobby Baker was an original subscriber. Rep. Oliver P. Bolton. R- Ohio, formally requested the House Banking and Currency Committee to investigate the granting of the charter in 1962 to the District of Columbia National Bank here. Baker, along with many other prominent people in Washington, subscribed for stock in the bank before the charter was granted. It was the First National Bank chartered in the nation's capital in 29 years. Among the stockholders on the original listing were Sen. John J. Sparkman, D-AIa.. s e c o n d-ranking Democrat on the Senate Banking Committee; the wife of Rep. Abraham Multer, D-N. Y.. a member of the House Banking Committee; and four Alabama congressmen. Bolton demanded the investigation during a press conference. The Ohio congressman said he was not convinced that the Dearly five month old investigation into Baker's affairs by the Senate Rules Committee was searching enough to provide the background for meaningful legislation — at least in certain areas. De Gaulle ends his visit to Mexico did not go before voters in June, as Republicans wish, then school construction would halt and children would be forced into additional double sessions. Committee approves bill Journalist honored SACRAMENTCO (tJPI) — The Assembly Elections and Reapportionment Committee Wednesday approved a bill that would SACRAMENTO (UPI) — allow appointment of a succes- Thomas Moore Stroke, publish- sor to U.S. Sen. Clair Engle if he er of the Santa Barbara News- resigns. Press for more than 60 years, The bill was authored by As- was honored by the state Sen- semblyman Tom Carrell, D-San ate Wednesday for his distin- Fernando, reccntly-appoiited as guished career both in journal- Engle's re - election campaign ism and public service. manager. U.S. to scrap B47s if Russ reciprocate GENEVA {UPI)-The United States offered today to destroy more than $1 billion worth of B47 jet bombers if Russia will scrap a comparable number of its TU16S. Soviet disarmament negotiator Semyon K. Tsarapkin immediately rejected the proposal, saying such a "bomber bonfire" woald not represent real disarmament Tsarapkin charged the proposal was "a Pentagon plan to replace old bombers with new ones such as the 2,000-mile per hour A-U. American negotiator Adrian S. Fisher rejected this charge. He told the 17-nation disarmament conference that Moscow's counter-proposal for the de- stmction of all bomber aircraft in the world would upset the balance of military power by leaving some non-nuclear nations without any means of de- fens e- MEXICO CITY (UPI)-French President Charles de Gaulle left Mexico today after a three-day officiar visit in which he made direct bid to help Latin American countries in their development programs. De Gaulle wound up his final day in Mexico City attending a special mass at the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadelupe and visiting the archeological ruins of San Juan Teotihuacan. 30 miles north of Mexico City International Airport amid official ceremonies attended by President Adolfo Lopez Matecs. his cabinet and other high officials and the diplomatic corps. He was due to change planes in Merida, Yucatan capital, where a Boeing 707 jet transport waited to carry him to the French overseas department of Guadeloupe. He also will visit Martinique and French Guiana. He will leave for Paris March 23. Caudle to run for congress RALEIGH, N. C. (OTI)-T. Lamar Caudle of Wadesboro, former Truman administration official convicted in an income tax invasion case, filed today as a candidate for the 8tb District congressional seat, now held by Republican Charles R. Jonas. Caudle, head .of the Justice Department's tax division during the Truman administration, was released from the federal prison at Tallahassee, Fla., about three years ago. He paid his $225 congressional filing fee here this morning.

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