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IP it 74th Year Phone 793-3221 REDLANDS. CALIFORNIA. TUESDAY. MARCH 24. 1964 $1.50 Per Month Sixteen Pages lOCenH RUN ON THE TREASURY - The great silver dollar run on the U.S. Treasury threatened Monday to become a stampede. Hundreds lined up outside the columned building in hopes of buying some of the fast-dwindling supply of cortwheels. The run began two weeks ago when a newly opened vault was found to contain the relatively scarce "Morgan" type — named after its designer and minted between 1878 and 1904. (UPI Telephoto) Parker says nine officers under probe LOS ANGELES (UPI) — Po lice chief William H, Parker disclosed Jlonday tliat nine police officers of the central division vice squad are under investigation on charges of "protecting" horse race l)ookmakers. The chief said a secret invos ligation of a rumored tie-up be tween bookmakers and the vice squad officers began Feb. 5 and resulted in the arrest last Fri ay of 10 bookies. Weather -ledlands Weather Today Highest 53, Lowest 38 Rainfall: 24 hrs. .61, Storm l.« Season 10.42, Last Year 6.85 One Year Ago Highest 73, Lowest 44 Tomorrow's Sunrise and Sunset 5:46 a.m.— 6:05 p.m. No smog, allowable burning. San Bernardino Valley: Con .liderable cloudiness with scat tered showers and few thunder storms today and early tonight. Decreasing cloudiness late tonight and Wednesday. Slightly warmer afternoons but a little colder tonight. Gusty winds at . times. Lows tonight 30-40. U.S. Weather Bureau Noon Forecast There will be variable cloudiness in most areas of Southern California today and Wednesday. There will be scattered showers and possibly a few thunderstorms today and early tonight mainly around mountains and along the south coast. The snow level is about 3,000 feet Winds will be gusty at times. It mil be a little colder in most areas tonight but slightly higher temperatures are expected Wednesday afternoon. The outlook for Thursday is for mostly sunny weather with slightly higher temperatures. Lowest temperatures at coldest fruit frost key stations will be 29 dcgiees with moderately high ceiling conditions. Temperatures and precipitation for the 24-hour period ended at 4 a.m.; High. Lew. Preeip. Chicago ^ " Cincinnati Denver Fairbanks Fort Worth Helena Honolulu Kansas City Las Vegas New Orleans New York Oklahoma Citj Palm Springs Sacramento Salt Lake Citj San Diego San Francisco Seattle Washinston 55 48 .02 59 46 38 16 .05 18 -11 .02 70 60 4 -10 83 68 1.91 61 — 48 39 .01 53 42 1.00 44 14 .02 67 63 53 37 76 56 49 53 41 .02 37 23 61 49 .14 51 46 .08 51 34 56 35 No more new silver dollars committee says WASSINGTON (UPI) — The House Appropriations Committee, which decided Friday it would be dime wise and dollar foolish to mint more $1- coins, stuck to its decision today despite a continumg run on the Treasury's supply of "cart wheels." "It would only aggravate the problem if we gave in and put up money to mint more silver dollars," said Rep. J. Vaughan Gary, D-Va., chairman of a subcommittee that turned down a Treasury request for $675,000 to strike 50 million new silver dollars. 'This would just drive up the price of silver closer to the point where it would become worthwhile to melt down the dollars for their silver content," Gary said. "As things stand, the value is just a small fraction more than 100 cents, so there is no incentive for this." Gary made his comments to a reporter as the committee called up for House action a $6.2 bilHon appropriation to run the Treasury and Post Office Departments and White House executive offices m the 12 months starting July 1. The congressman blamed first collectors and then speculators for the rush that devel oped last week to buy silver dollars. At some times, hundreds of persons were lined up outside the Treasury Department, some buying silver dollars by the thousands and carting them away on hand trucks. Generally, after sorting through the coins for possibly old and rare ones worth more than SI, they returned with their hoards within 24 hours, trading back the silver for paper. Peter Lorre dies of apparent stroke at 59 HOLLYAVOOD (UPI) — Peter Lorre, mild - mannered Hun­ garian-bom actor who brought terror and nervous laughter to moviegoers for three decades I in his familiar role as a homicidal villain, died Monday of an apparent stroke. Funeral services will be con- I ducted at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Pierce Bros, mortuary chapel here. Lorre, 59, was found dead by I housekeeper Beatrice Lane, his body lying clad in mghtclothes beside a bed in his small combination bedroom - study apartment His wife, Anna Marie, from whom he was separated, and a .daughter, Katherine, 10, were I summoned after the body w«s found. Mrs. Lorre was to have appeared in court Monday for a default divorce hearing but the .case was postponed at the last minute. They married in Hamburg, Germany in 1953. She was his third wife. Lorre was kno«-n to have been suffering from high blood pressure, but had been active in recent months. He completed work only last week on the movie "The Patsy" with Jerry Lewis. The pudgy, baggy - eyed ac tor also had been plagued with heart trouble, suffering his first heart attack May 11, 1959, while making a movie in Spain. Lorre appeared with such movie "villains'" as the late Sydney Greenstreet and Vincent Price at various times, in recent years sticking mostly to pseudo - villain roles in which the "heavy" he played was us- uaUy the "faU guy." Said Price of Lorre's death: "It's terribly sad. He's a whole era gone ... he was one of the most identifiable actors in history." His distinctive feature was a slightly ancented soft, nasal voice which he used ^vith chilling effectiveness to keep audiences on the edges of their sats. Night club comedians began imitating his voice, and his name became sj-nonymous with spine - chilling terror. U. S. ambassador stabbed by retarded Japanese TOKYO (UPI>-U.S. Ambas- Isador Edwin 0. Reischauer was stabbed in the leg today by a 19-year-old Japanese who police said was mentally retarded. (Embassy officials said the four- linch wound was serious but not I critical. Reischauer, 53-year-old former Harvard professor, under[went surgery for more than two J and one-half hours to probe and [stitch the wound in his right thigh. He was given a transfu sion because of "considerable" loss of blood. Reischauer was saved from possible further injury by two Americans who wrestled with lus assailant, Kowa Shiotani, and held him until police arrived, then gave first aid to the ambassador. Police said Sboitani had been a mental patient in his home city of Numazu, 100 miles from Tokyo. They said he appeared (Continued on Page 6) Shaft of icy weather shoots out of Rockies By United Press Infernational A spring blizzard whirled through Minnesota today in a blast of icy weather which pushed the temperature to 20 below in Montana. The shaft of icy weather shot out of the Rockies and Lewis ton, Mont., registered the na tion's low of 20 below. With spring five days old, it was 6 below at Sheridan, Wyo., and the temperature was edging to wards zero m Minnesota and elsewhere in the Northern Plains. The Weather Bureau reported that winds clocked at 25 to 45 miles per hour were whirling the snow into blizzards in parts of Minnesota. The state High way Department warned motorists not to drive in the northwest part of the state. All roads in the area were open at mid morning but visibility was poor. Snows were measured at 4 to 7 inches in the nortliwcst sector. More Snow Falls More snow fell across most of Wyoming and northern Colo rado. Durango, Colo., measured 10 inches of new snow and the total of fresh snow since the weekend rose to a foot and a half at Flagstaff, Ariz. The big spring storm was easing in some parts of the West. Temperatures in the 40's melted most of the snows left by the worst storm to lut north em Utah this year. Democrats push budget through Assembly 48-28 SACRAMENTO (UPI) - Assembly Democrats today pushed through a state budget totaling $3.67 billion for the fiscal year beginning July 1. But it headed toward a Senate stalemate. Assemblyman Robert W. Crown, D-Alameda, chairman of Ways and Means, called it a tight" and "austere" spending program. But Repubh'can leader Charles J. Conrad. R - Sherman Oaks, said the GOP would not vote for the budget before a state aid- to-education program passes the Legislature. The vote to send the budget to the Senate was 49 to 28. All the favorable votes came from Democrats, all the no votes from Republicans. Quote of Day W.^SHINGTON - Sen. Hugh Scott, R-Pa., on the outcome of the- Bobby Baker investigation expected to end today: "The ax is sharp and the de cision will be just as brisk." Radal violence flares at JacksonYJlle school JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (UPI) —Dozens of Negro high school students engaged in a bottle and rock throwing melee with police today. They overturned and burned one automobile. The new violence followed a bloody night of demonstrations in which wlutes were beaten, slashed and shot. One Negro woman was killed by gunfire during the height of the disturbance in the city's Negro area. Roving gangs of Negroes hurled bricks, bottles and rocks at whites who ventured into the area on the city's northside. Reinforced police units finally restored order about 1:30 a.m. EST. Several hours of calm descended on the city, only to be shattered by the new incident at New Stanton High School. It lasted about 30 minutes. Police Capt. . B. Mashbura said the angry young Negroes turned the car over and burned it. The school was adjourned for the day and dozens of students remained on the scene while firemen poured water on the smoking, burned out automobile. It belonged to a local newspaper, the Florida Times- Union. Some of them taunted white newsmen on the scene and one white reporter who wandered into a Negro neighborhood was told- "Get out of here before you get in bad trouble." In Tallahassee, the state capital, a spokesman for the gov­ ernor's office said Gov. Farrif Bryant was being kept informed and advised of happenings in Jacksonville. Bryant, however, had no immediate comment on the Monday night outbreak. ; Wlliam Leroy James, a 25- |year-oId white man who was tied to a tree Monday night and cut by razors, was returned to his home today. His mother said doctors tooir 169 stitches and that his wounds I were mainly superficiaL Johnson says greatest goal is peace WASHINGTON (UPI)-Presi dent Johnson said today his greatest hope is that he can pave the way for every American boy to grow to manhood 'loving his country — instead of dymg for it." He made the remark in de parting from a prepared speech before an AFL-CIO audience, his second address in two days before a major union group. Johnson said the United States will strive for "reasoned agreement" rather than use of force or threats of force to settle international differences. "The people of this country have more blessed hopes than for bitter victory," Johnson said. "Our hope is to enjoy reasoned agreement instead of ready aggression—to substitute understanding for retaliation." Johnson's speech to the Na tional Legislative Conference of the AFL-CIO's BuUding and Constmction Trades Department focused on domestic is sues, primarily bis anti-poverty crusade. He also renewed a call he issued Monday to the United Auto Workers convention Atlantic City to guard against revival of the price wage spiral. In the earlier portions of his remarks, centering on his do mestic legislative program, Johnson was interrupted more than a dozen times with ap plause and cheers from the un ion delegates as he vowed to work for full employment and abolition of poverty. The biggest cheer came when he vowed to battle for a program of "medical assistance through social security" for the elderly. Advance copies of the President's te.xt had Johnson predict ing passage of the medicare bill this year. But he apparently decided to change the fore cast to less specific terms, and forecast enactment "if not this week, if not this month, if not this year, at the earliest possi ble date." Civil Rights vote this week WASHINGTON (UPI) — Sen ate Democratic leaders told President Johnson today they hoped for a vote by Wednesday or Thursday to take up the ci \'a rights bill. They said that after expected approval of this long-pending motion, they looked toward defeating a proposal to refer the measure to the Judiciary Committee for 10 days. Democratic Leader Mike Mansfield told reporters at the White House that he and As sistant Leader Hubert Humphrey reported on progress of the civil rights fight at the President's regular weekly breakfast meeting with congressional chieftains. Southem senators have been taUdng against the measure for three weeks, but were reported ready to wind up the first round of their opposition and permit a vote on formally calling up the bill. Crash fatal SAN LUIS OBISPO (UPI) William P. Cox, 22, San Bernardino, was killed Monday when a car in which he was a passenger collided with a truck- trailer on U.S. 101 five miles north of here. Killed OR highway VICTORVILLE (UPI) - Alfred H. Wray, 53, Hesperia, was killed Monday when he lost con trol of his station wagon and it overturned on Palmdale Road 12 miles east of U.S. 395. Tube inserted in throat MacArthur progressing well after new surgery WASHINGTON (UPI)—Gen. Douglas MacArthur's doctors reported today the old soldier is "progrcssmg as well as can be expected" from his secopd major operation in 18 days. But his doctors disclosed that in addition to a six-hour operation Monday to halt severe internal bleeding, it became necessary early today to perform a tracheostomy on the 84-year- old war hero. This entails insertion of a tube through an incision in the throat to aid breathing. A team of doctors headed by the Army's surgeon general examined MacArthur this morning and issued a brief statement saying only that he was progressing as well as could be expected. But other hospital sources said the general's heart beat and blood pressure were normal — encouraging signs — after anesthesia wore off. MacArthur's doctors issued U.S. mystified by delay in returning fliers BERLIN (UPI)—U.S. officials said today they are mystffied by the Soviet delay in returning two U.S. Air Force officers whose plane was shot down in East Germany two weeks ago. Secretary of State Dean Rusk announced Sunday that the crewmen would be released "in the very nearest future." Officials here took that to mean Monday, but Ihcy waited in vain for the Americans to reach West Berlin. Rusk had been assured of the return by Soviet Ambassador Anatoly F. Dobrynui. The sec retary said the action would help normalize relations be tween the two countries. Although puzzled over the delay, officials here did not doubt that the Soviets would release the men as promised. In agreeing to free the air men, the Soviets apparently were abandoning the contention that their plane, an unarmed RB66 reconnaissance bomber, was on an espionage mission over East Germany when it was downed. The United States said the plane crossed mto the East accidentally, presumably because of a navigation equipment failure. Repeated attempts to warn it away by radio messages also failed. Officials awaited the return of the two crewmen, Capt. David I. Holland, 35, of HoUand, .Minn., and Capt. Jlelvin J. Kessler, 30, of Philadelphia. this statement at about 8:45 a.m. EST after examining him: "General MacArthur is reacting to his surroundmgs and progressing as well as can be expected following the surgery he went through yesterday. "A tracheostomy was p e r- formed late last night to assist his breathing." It was reported that the tracheostomy — which differs slightly by medical definition from a tracheotomy operation Les Richter's father dies In mountains FRESNO (UPI) -Clifford W. Richter, 60, father of former Los Angeles -Rams star—Les Richter, collapsed and died Sunday while pulling a toboggan loaded with household supplies from his car to his cabm at Shaver Lake. It was snowing heavily at the timeRichter collapsed. His body was found by a neighbor. —was performed after midnight although the medical statement mentioned the time as late Monday night. Before the general's earlier operation this month when his gall bladder was removed along with a quantity of gallstones, doctors at the hospital observed that any major operation on a person of his age must be considered serious. Further illustrating the seriousness of the hemorrhaging experienced by MacArthur was the fact that he received blood transfusions amountmg to a full two gallons—16 pints—during the operation. And Ms spleen was removed. The spleen, which is located in the upper gastrointestinal area, is not necessary to life and can become a threat to life if-diseased or damaged. It acts as a blood reservoir for the body and also is believed to play some part in the body's disease defenses. The general's wife, the former Jean Faircloth, and his son Arthur were keeping vigil along with Army doctors. Mrs. Johnson lauds Soutti for space program role Cypriots silent on Russ war promise NICOSIA, Cyprus (UPI)— Greek Cypriots sources today refused to comment on an unconfirmed report that Soviet Premier Nikita S. Khmshchev has! promised military action agamst Turkey in case of Turkish intervention in Cyprus. The report came as hopes for early political negotiaUons to ward a Cyprus settlement rose with the agreement on former Finnish Premier Sakari Tuomioja as United Nations mediator here. U.N. Secretary General Thant said in Geneva he wants Tuomioja to go to Cyprus "as soon as possible." HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (UPI) Mrs. Lyndon B. Johnson said today the space age had lifted the South from a "40 acres and a mule" economy and given the region a future "as bright as the stars." In a speech prepared for delivery upon her arrival for a visit at the George C. Marshall Space FUght Center at Hunts ville, Mrs. Johnson said Alabama and the South are playing a "vital role" in the nation's space program. "... This is the birthplace of our flight to the moon," she said. "The men who ultimately will go to the moon will be there because of you and be cause.of facilities in Mississippi, Louisiana and Cape Kennedy, Fla. "Space research and development already have enriched the economy of the South and the future for the South is as bright as the stars and as vast and boundless in its promise as the far reaches of outer space," she said. The First Lady flew to Huntsville to view the static firing of the eight engines of Satum I —the rocket vehicle scheduled to carry men to the moon in this decade. She also was to inspect the center, meet many of the women working on the moon shot project and lunch with a group of her Alabama relatives. "I am particularly pleased that my personal e.xpIoration of our space program should begin here in Alabama—a part of the world that is almost second home to me," Mrs. Johnson said. Her parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Jefferson Taylor, were natives of Autauga County, Ala. She noted that since 1^8 her husband has "made the establishment of our national program for the peaceful exploration of space one of his major thmsts. The depth and intensity of his interest has, very naturally, stimulated my own and I welcome this opportunity to see how our objectives ... are being met." She praised the role women have played in space activities. She noted that nearly 20 per cent of the center's employes are women, with jobs ranging from clerk-typist to aerospaco engineers. Jordan refuses to put Salinger on ballot SACRAMENTO (UPI) -California Secretary of State Frank M. Jordan today refused to qualify Pierre Salinger for the Democratic primary ballot in June. Jordan ruled that Salinger's nommation papers for the U. Senate were "incomplete." Jordan said that Salinger supporters might now attempt to re verse his action through the courts. The Secretary of State said he was r e t u r n i n g Salinger's nomination papers to San Francisco Voting Registrar Charles A. Rogers, who said Monday that the documents did meet the qualifications for entering Salinger in the primary race. He based his statement on an opinion from San Francisco City Atty. Thomas O'Connor. Jordan said his action was based on a section oLthe California elections code which requires a candidate to have been registered in the state for three months prior to filing his nomination papers. The code also requires, Jodan said, that a {candidate for a particular party primary not have been registered with any other party for 12 months prior to the filing. Jordan noted that Salinger had lived in Virginia for the [past three years, and, because lof that state's voting laws, could not prove that he was a reg- listered Democrat there. Jordan also said that Salinger requested the ballot deisgnation 'Presidential press secretary." However, Jordan noted that Salinger has resigned the post and "there is no evidrace to support the fact that he is a Presidential press secretary." In San Francisco, Attorney Al- Ivin H. Goldstem said he planned to take the matter to the CaH- fomia Supreme Court on Salinger's behalf.

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