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74th Year Phone 793-3221 REDLANDS. CALIFORNIA, SATURDAY. MARCH 21. 1964 $1.50 Per Monfh Ten Pages 10 Cents Mother and five children perish in Upland fire UPLAND, Calif. (UPI) — Six persons, a 25-year-old mother and her five children, died today in a fire in their home as their father ran up and dova a citrus grove road screaming for help. The father, Ruben Duran, 39, and a young niece, Katherine Solis were hospitalized at San Bernardino County Hospital with third degree bums over 20 per cent of their bodies. Firemen said the blaze apparently broke out in an oil heater wliich exploded, setting the 60-year old wood frame house afire. The two-s t o r y structure was burned to the ground with the chimney left standing. A neighbor, John Vogel, said his son awoke before dawn to hear Duran yelling. "My children! lly children! They're inside." He said Duran, burned and bleeding, was nmning up and down the road trying to get help. County Chief Deputy Coroner Arnold J. McCann said the bodies, badly charred, were tak­ en to Stone's Funderal Home in Upland. They were identified as Sandra Duran and the Duran children—Rueben Jr.. S; Louisa, 6; Luis. 3; Douglas Bruce 18 months; and Veronica, 5 months. The alarm was turned in by a neighbor, Vernon Payne. MEDICAL CENTER - Architect's sketch of the $17,650,000 loma Linda University Medical Center. Groundbreaking is iloted for June 7, Completion date is March 1967. The cen­ ter will have o minimum copacily of 319 beds ond will employ 2,500 persons. Byrd speaks against Civil Rights bill WASHINGTON (UPI) — Sen. Harry F. BjTd, D-Va.. today painted a picture of business confusion if Congress enacts tlie civil rights bill. BjTd opposed tlie measure in general and denounced its proposed fair employment practices provision in particular in a speech prepared for Senate dcUvery. He described the bill, which was passed by the' House Feb. 10,, as one of (he "most drastic" ever introduced in Congress. The measure seeks to end racial discrimination in voting, education, employment, unions, in privately owned lodgnmgs, eating establishments and places of jmusemcnt and in use of federal funds. $17,650,000 medical center Contractors named for big Loma Linda project .Rome surgeons on strike ROME (UPI) - Surgeons in Italian hospitals were on strike i simply after the groundbreak The Del E. Webb Corporation of Phoenix and Larry C. Havstad, Loma Linda contractor, today were named general con tractors for the S17,6S0,00O Loma Linda University Medical Center. University President Godfrey T. Anderson says construction of the medical center complex win proceed under a negotiat- ed-fuU disclosure contract between the university and t h c two builders, who are joint venturers in the enterprise. Groundbreaking ceremonies for the proposed university .facility have been scheduled for June 7, Sunday of commencement week end at the univcr sily. Orange trees on the 20- acre site of the new hospital were uprooted last week in preparation for work to begin. Negotiation of the contract with Webb and Havstad enables excavation and foundation work for the entire complex to begin today to protest alleged unfair distribution of government health insurance allowances. The doctors report at the hospitals but refuse to treat non-emergency cases. Members of a government workers' health insurance plan also are on strike, demanding a new contract. Weather • ;dlands Weather Today (11 a.m. reading) Highest 54, Lowest 40 One Year .Ago Highest 77, Lowest 45 Tomorrow's Sunrise and Sunset 5:50 a.m. — 6:02 p.m. No smog, allowable burning, Saturday, Sunday, Slonday. U.S. Weither Bureau Noon Forecast Southern California: Variable cloudiness today and tonight with chance of few sprinkles or light showers north and west sections. Clearing Sunday. Windy. Slightly cooler today and north section tonight. San Bernardino Valley: Con siderable cloudiness today and tonight with occasional light showers. Clearing Sunday. Gusty winds at times. Cooler today with highs 60-65. Lows tonight 38-45. Temperatures and prccipita tion for the 24-hour period end ed at 4 a.m.: High Low Precip. ing. Dr. Anderson says. The center will be ready for use in teaching, research, and patient care by mid-1976, according to a construction timetable disclosed by the university. Excavation and fouadation work for the eight-story hospital and related structures will continue until about March 1965, when structural framing of the facility will begin. Framing will be followed by actual construction of the buildings, planned for completion in March 1967. Equipping and staffing of the multimillion-dollar center will make it fully operational within a short time thereafter, according to the timetable. Students at the university should be able to take full advantage of the hospital, classrooms, and labor atories comprised by the cen^ ter when the 1967 school year begms in September, the uni versity president says. The proposed medical center will have a minimum capacity of 319 beds, and may be e.\- panded to a greater patient ca pacity as may be needed. It will employ an estimated 2,500 persons in activities related to patient care, medical research, and teaching programs in the university's medical and paramedical schools. Site of the new facility will be adjacent to the university school of dentistry, with access from Barton road, San Bernardino avenue, and Prospect avenue. Architects for the center are Hcitschmidt and Thompson, Los Angeles, with the Ellerbe Company of St. Paul, Minnesota, as consultants. Nine inches of wet snow falls in midwest Goldwater criticizes Johnson foreign policy Boston 47 32 Chicago 36 33 .17 Cincinnati 51 33 .25 Denver 38 25 Fairbanks 23 -18 Fort Worth • 56 32 Helena 47 28 Kansas City 37 24 .04 Las Vegas 64 44 Los Angeles 72 54 Minneapolis 32 19 .06 New York 52 30 Oklahoma City 35 25 Palm Springs — 43 Sacramento 69 47 T Salt Lake City 44 34 San Francisco 54 47 .07 Seattle . 50 3S .20 Washington 50 39 .03 SAN DIEGO (UPI)-Sen. Bar ry Goldwater brought his cur rent Califonua campaign tour to an end today with intensified criticism of President Johnson's foreign policy. Dedication of the Sea World Oceanarium and a ballpark pic nic were the last stops today on Goldwater's north - to-south swing through the state which holds its presidential primary June 2. Goldwater was sched ulcd to return to his native Arizona in mid-aftcmoon. The Bcpubljcan White House aspirant told supporters at nearby La Jolla late Friday that "in the last four montlis we have slipped fiulher (in prestige) than in all our history as a re- pubUc." 'We forced Dc Gaulle into recognition of Red China," said Goldwater. indicating that the administration is alienating allies. The senator said other U.S. allies arc considering clos er relations with the Soviet Union. • "Arc they beginning to doubt that we are going to win the Cold War?" At San Diego State College, one of some 20 stops Goldwater made Friday, he urged the use of bombers or artillery to "eliminate Commum'st supply routes to South Viet Nam from Red China. 'Until we do that, we are going to be faced with a war that goes on and on and on," he said. The senator also challenged what he claimed were attempts at unilateral disarmament, chiding the administration for its (Continued on Page 5) By United Press International You couldn't blame a Mid westerner for feeling a bit nos talgic today about the newly concluded winter. After one of tlie mildest win ters in years, spring's advent plastered the landscape from the Rockies to the Great Lakes with up to 9 inches of wet, sloppy snow, and it brought a flood emergency to historic old Shawncetown, III. Blizzard-like winds drifted snow roof-deep in parts of Ne braska and closed schools in Colorado. Hundreds of motorists were stranded by the blinding snow in the Central Plains. Nine inch snowfalls were measured in Iowa and South Dakota. Highways were hazardous as far east as Michigan. In Kansas, up to 6 inches of snow brought drought relief. At least 18 deaths were blamed on the weather: six in Missouri, three in North Carolina, and two cacli in Illinois, Iowa. Indiana, and Nebraska, and one in South Dakota. In Chicago a Trans Canada Airlines plane arriving at O'llare International Airport with 102 persons from Montreal and Toronto skidded into a snow bank but all aboard escaped injury. Four persons aboard a light plane which crashed near Half Day, Ul., during the storm were not as lucky. All were seriously hurt. Three men were killed when their light plane crashed in fog in North Caro lina. Cambodia to take case to Security Council PHNOM PENH (UPI)—Cam hodia will charge the United States and South Viet Nam with "aggression" before the U.N. Security Council, it was an nounccd today. The government press agency said Prince Norodom Sihanouk sent a letter to Secretary General Thant Friday denouncing South Viet Nam's attack on the Cambodian border village of Chantrea as "new and brutal aggression." The Cambodians charge that three white men, said to be American advisers of the South Vietnamese army, were involved in the attack. The agency said Sihanouk also sent letters to Premier Nikita Khrushchev and President Charles dc Gaulle asking them to persuade the United States to yield "without delay" to Cambodian demands for a Ge nova conference to guarantee this country's neutrality and territorial integrity. South Viet Nam formally apologized to Cambodia today for the incident and pledged full restitution. Well-informed sources said the U.S. Embassy here expressed sympathy for the victims of the attack. It was not known what effect if any the apology would have on Cambodia's uitentions to bring the issue before the Se curity Council. Defectors to be questioned Two Cuban pilots fly to air force U.S. Boy, 74, spends $50,000 on monfh buying spree OEREBRO, Sweden (UPI) —A 14 -year - old boy went on a month - long buying spree in which he acquired $50,000 worth of goods and property on credit without a cent to back it up. police said today. They said the l>oy, who was not identified, turned himself in Friday and admitted the spree. He was described as big for his age. polite and well-dressed. Idcntifjing himself as the representative of an important executive, the }-outh ordered 14 cars', an apartment house and other property and was never challenged to prove his ability to pay, police said. This was the second compulsive buying expedition for the boy. PoUcc said he acquired $20,000 worth of cattle, furniture and cars in a similar manner two years ago, when he was only 12 years old. Police said no formal legal action would be taken against the boy because he is a minor, but they said he may be returned to the reform school from which he was recently released. Woman flier leaves for San Juan MIAMI (UPI) — A housewife slipped into a blouse and skirt today, tucked a cheese sandwich into her handbag and took off on the fourth leg of her round-the-world solo flight. .Mrs. Joan Mcrriam Smith lifted off from Miami International Airport on a fhght to San Juan, P.R. From there she is to follow Amelia Earhart's flight path to South America, .Africa and around the globe. "I'll just sip on black coffee and nibble this sandwich," she said. "There arc plenty of emergency rations if I get hun gry." Another lady pilot, also seek Detective held for bring back wrong man LOS ANGELES (UPt)-A private detective was in jail today on kidnaping charges for forcing the wrong man to travel with him from Tennessee to Los ^\ngclcs on a bail jumping charge. Sheriff's detectives said Eh-od L. Thomas, 55, also known as Alford Thomas, was arrested Friday and booked on a chargi of kidnaping a Donald S. Allen from Anderson County. Tenn. last Dec. 4. Deputies said the prisoner in sistcd throughout the cross country trip that he was not the Donald S. Allen wanted in Los Angeles. Thomas remained convinced he had the right man until he tried to book the Tennessean in county jail. A deputy told Thomas the Donald S. Allen wanted for bail jumping was al ready upstairs in custody. MIAMI (UPI) — Authorities planned extensive questioning today of two Cuban air force pilots who commandeered a Russjan-madc helicopter, shot its pilot dead, and flew to the United States. The two defectors were brought here Friday night from Key West, along with the hcli copter's 17-year-old gunner who asked to be returned to Cuba. The body of the pilot was taken to a Key West fimeral home. Cuban exiles here hailed the defection as the "most significant" since the United States and Cuba broke diplomatic relations in 1961 because it involved the first active military men to flee from Fidel Castro's regime in that time. Exile leaders felt the "psychological impact" of the defection upon Castro's armed forces could be "tremendous."| The olive drab helicopter, blood-spattered inside and out and marked with bullet holes. flew into Key West Friday afternoon. Startled bystanders saw the Negro gunner tumble from his compartment in the lower part of the aurcraft and start to flee, apparently not sure what the men above planned for him. He slopped when he saw authorities chasing him. The pilot of the Russian machine, who police investigators said died instantly from the blast of a "burp" pistol that left seven bullet holes in his body, was identified as Jose Arcadio Garcia. His body was Salinger f ilesr says ^draff self-inspired U.S. paid $5-million too much for ship WASIHNGTON (UPI)—Comptroller General Joseph Campbell told Congress Friday that the government paid $5 million too much for the nation's only nuclear frigate, the USS Bainbridge, despite the objections of high Navy officials. In a report of a price investi gation conducted by his agen cy, Campbell said the firm ing to be the first female to i price contract of S87 million fly around the world solo, scheduled a takeoff from Bermuda. Mrs. Jerrie Mock, Co lumbus, Ohio, said she would leave Bermuda for the .Azores after a round of sightseeing on the island. She says she will attempt to break global speed records on her flight. BULLETIN WASHINGTON (UPI)—President Johnson notified the Organization of American States today that the United States still stands ready to resolva its differences with Panama. Ht said he is "prepared to review every issue which now divides us." was made with the Bethlehem Steel Co. shipyard at Quincy, Mass. after the price was ap proved by Assistant Navy Secretary Kenneth E. Belieu on Jan. 11. 1962. The report said Belieu gave verbal approval "despite the indications and the conclusions of responsible NaN -y. representatives that the $87 million price was too high." According to the report, Betn- lehem said it would cost about S82 million to complete the ship. Another S5 million was added to the contract for profit The auditors claimed the total cost of the ship, plus profit, should have been about S82 million instead of 587 million. S/\N FRANCISCO (UPI) Former White House Press Secretary Pierre Salinger began his quest for a U. S. Senate seat today under a shadow of doubt over the legality of his candidacy. The cigar-chomping Salinger submitted his nomination papers in liis native San Francisco just two hours before the filing deadline Friday and then told a news conference his candidacy was a self-inspired "draft." "I coidd tell you that I have succumbed to the lurging of my many friends," Salmger said with a smile. "But the truth is that this candidacy is a genuine draft—a draft inspired by the candidate himself." Salinger also challenged his two principal Democratic opponents in the June primary to a debate. They are ailing incumbent Sen. Clair Engle and state Controller Alan Cranston. The legal doubts over Salinger's candidacy center on whether he can meet the qualifications set down on the federal and state constitution. Although a native of California, Salinger last registered to vote in Virginia. The U. S. constitution rcquu-es only that a candidate for the Senate be an "inhabitant" of the slate.from which he is elected. State law requires the candidate be registered with his party for three months but does not specify that such registration be in California. A dctermmation will not be made on the legal points until Salinger's nomination papers are forwarded to the secretary of state for certification. The state attorney general's office refused to comment on the issue. But Salinger bad no doubts he would be declared eligible to nm. "I feel confident I'm elibi- ble to run under the provisions of the Constitution and I shall rest my case on that premise, Salinger said. Ghost tries to walk out with cosh register ST. LOUIS. Mo. (UPI)-The "ghost" who visited a St. Louis restaurant Friday tried to walk out with the cash register. When patrons and employes gave chase, the "spectre" dropped the cash register and fled, still shrouded in a white sheet. slumped in the pilot's compartment. The other three men were identified as Guillermo Santos, 20, the dead man's co • pilot, gunner Sergio Rogue, 17, and Andres Izaguirre, 20, another pilot who dashed from bushes and jumped aboard the 'copter as the machine began lifting off from its base near Havana. Izaguure and Santos, who was supposed to be flying a routine patrol mission in the helicopter, asked the 34-year-old Garcia, a former Castro guerrilla fighter, to fly to Florida. When he refused, the men tried to relieve him of an automatic pistol. The gun went off killing Garcia at the controls with two bullets in the head and five more hits from his shoulder to his hips. Upon arrival, the defectors immediately asked U.S. authorities for asylum and were brought here after preliminary questioning in Key West. Monroe County Sheriff Henry Haskins said after hearmg their story that no homicide charges would be filed against them. Injured man returned Russions free one of three American fliers HELMSTEDT, Germany (UPI) — The Russians today freed one of three American fliers captured wtten their jet reconnaissance plane was shot down by Soviet fighters over East Germany Jfarch 10. First Lt. Harold W. Welch, 24, of Detroit, Slich., who suffered a broken leg and a broken arm when he parachuted from the plane, was returned lo the West in a U.S. Air Force ambulance from a Soviet military hospital in Magdeburg, East Germany, where he had been under treatment. The Air Force had announced that Welch was being released today. There was no word on the whereabouts of the other American fliers in the downed KB66— Capts. David I. Holland, 35, of Holland, Minn., and Melvin J. Kessler, 30, of Philadelphia, Pa. Cusfomers line up fo purchase silver dollars • WASHINGTON (UPI) - A possible decision to end government minting of silver dollars has turned the Treasury Depart meat's august halls into a bargain basement bailiwick for coin collectors. For more than a week, customers have lined up for two hours a day to purchase S20 rolls or SI ,000 sacks of Morgan type silver dollars that have been valued occasionally at $3 each by some coin dealers. Added impetus to the 1964 "silver rush" was provided yesterday when the House Appropriations Committee refused to give the Treasury funds to mint more silver dollars. A shortage of all U.S. coins and dwindling silver supplies were the reasons the committee gave to Western congressmen who argued that the "cartwheels" were part of the Western way of life. The committee also noted that the amount of silver in the silver dollar ah-eady is worth slightly more than a dollar, and if the price of silver goes up "even just a few cents per ounce, it would be profitable to melt down silver dollars for the silver content." Pope's spokesman brands play 'misrepresenfafion' 28 killed in religious riots NEW DELHI (UPI)-Troops were on the way today to the steel towns of Rourkela and Jamshedpur to put an end to religious rioting in which at least 28 persons had been killed and 58 wounded. Orissa state police battled the rioters with rifles and tear-gas grenades but were unable to restore order. NEW YORK (UPI) — Pope Paul VTs official spokesman in the United States, Archbishop Egidio Vagnozri, said Friday the controversial drama "The Deputy" was an attempt to place responsibility for the Nazi massacre of Jews on the papacy instead of Hitler. The play, by German Rolf Hochhuth, accused the late Pope Pius XII of not speaking out against the massacre. Archbishop Vagnozzi, the apostolic delegate to the United States, branded the work as "one of the biggest misrepresentations ever written." The papal delegate said Pope Pius had "received word au- thoritaUvely that •• HJUer intended to suppress the papacy." "At the tine all the buildings of the Holy See in Rome were full of Jewish refugees. There must have been some thousands of Jews hiding in convents, in religious homes," he said. The archbishop, who was papal secretary of state in Rome during the war. said Pius realized' he was "dealing with a madman (HiUer)." " The clergyman, addressing the student body of St. John's University here, said the Pope had been faced "with an agonizing decision. U the Holy Father had excited in some way the fury of Hitler, he might have decided in one day to arrest the Pope, to arrest the bishops, to stop all the work of the church," he said.

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