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Saiitt 74th Year Phone 793-3221 REDLANDS. CALIFORNIA, WEDNESDAY. MARCH 25. 1964 $1.50 Per Month Twenty Pages 10 Cenft FROxVT ROW VIEIV-Wernher von Braun, director of the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., describes the funcUons of the Saturn I rocket booster to Mrs. Lyndon Johnson during the First Lady's tour of the rocket development center. Won votes Mrs. Johnson returns from Alabama foray WASHINGTON (UPI) - Mrs. Lyndon B. Johnson was back at the White House today after triple - threat foray into Alabama where she learned about space, renewed friendships with kinfolk and probably won votes for her husband. Ilie First Lady spent Tuesday in a round oif activities at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. flying back to Washington, she summed it up as "a wonderful day with every moment filled with new learning and old friends." She promised to give a detailed report lo the President who has an intense interest in the nation's -project to send a manned spacecraft to the moon. Calls It "Fanfisfic" Mrs. Johnson eagerly watched the test-firing of the first stage of a Saturn L the rocket to be used in the moon voyage. She called it "fantastic." The First Lady was invited to the space center to inspect the development of the Apollo moon project, the impact of the space program on the South and the role of women in tliis highly technical field. She said she was "deeply impressed. Her Alabama trip went off like cloclrvork. She rounded up 59 "kissing cousins" for a lunch at the space center. She also won the hearts of Alabamians by constantly referring to their state as her childhood and "second" home. Easter In Jtxtf She made speeches, smiled, showed untiring interest and shook hands uith hundreds of Alabama women leaders at a reception. Mrs. Johnson is looking forward to a few days' relaxation over Easter at the LBJ ranch at Johnson City, Tex. She is to receive an honorary doctor of law degree at Texas Women's Uiiiversity at Denton next Tues day. Her daughters Lj-nda Bird, 20, and Luci Baines, 10, will be hostesses at the annual Easter Monday egg roll on the White House lawn while tlicir parents are in Texas. Weather Redlands Weather Today Highest 65, Lowest 34 Rainfall: 24 hrs. .19, Storm 1.62 Season 10.61, Last Year 5.44 One Year Ago Highest 80, Lowest 41 Tomorrow's Sunrise and Sunset 5:45 a.m. — 6:05 p.m. No smog, allowable burning. San Pemardino Valley: Sunny Thursday. Warmer days with highs today 58-62. Lows tonight 30-38. U.S. Weather Bvreiu Noon Forecast . Generally sunny weather will continue throughout Southern California today and Tliursday but there will be some scat tered cloudiness over and near mountains late morning and afternoons. Some patchy fog is likely in coastal sections late night and early morning hours. Nights will continue cool but it will be warmer late morning and afternoons both today and Thursday. Lowest temperatures in coldest fruit frost key stations in Southern California tonight will be 30 degrees. Temperatures and precipitation for the 24-hour period ended at 4 a.m.: High Low Precip. Boston 44 39 Chicago 53 35 .97 Cincinnati 72 57 T Denver 19 10 .23 Fort Worth 77 50 Fresno 52 34 .03 Helena 12 Kansas City 45 27 .35 Las Vegas 56 32 Los Angeles 56 44 Minneapolis 28 10 New York 54 47 Oklahoma City 70 27 T Palm Springs 72 4S Sacramento 59 38 .03 Salt Lake City 38 17 .07 Saa Francisco 52 46 .11 SeatUe 50 39 Washington 70 48 Fishing boat tips over, three drown, six lost BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. (UPD—A tourist fishing boat carrying 20 persons tipped over in Boj-nton Inlet here today. The Coast Guard reported at least three bodies were recovered and si-v persons were missing.' Fishing boats and a Coast Guard cutter rescued 11 per sons from the choppy waters of the inlet, about 70 miles north of Miami. The Coast Guard said the 65- foot boat, the T^vo Georges, was crossing the inlet under a stiff 22-knot wind when the craft tipped and began sinking. Some of the victims were believed trapped below the overturned boat. The 20 aboard included 17 passengers and three crewmen, the Coast Guard said. All available ambulances in the area were sent to the scene, BojTiton Beach police said. McNamara says military aid inadequate WASHINGTON (UPI) — The House Foreign Affau-s Committee expressed shock and concern today with testimony by Defense Secretary Robert S. McNamara that the admmistra- tion had not asked for an adequate amount of military aid because it thought Congress was unwilling to vote more than $1 billion. Both Republicans and Democrats told him he should come up with a new figure that would do the job. Rep. Peter Frclinghuysen, R- N.J., said he was "appalled and bluntly told McNamara that you shouldn't run from a battle before it begins." McNamara said he warned Congress about the serious, adverse effects of cuts in military aid last year but the lawmakers still chopped his request by $405 million to a final figure of $1 biUion. He and Gen. Maxwell D. Taylor, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of SUffs, testTied that the slashes hurt the combat readiness of Allied forces overseas. McNamara said Congress also acted so late on the 30 per cent cut that it caused "absolute chaos" in arms assistance plau' ning. He said millions of war items were affected. To avoid that happening again .McNamara said, the administration decided to ask for only SI billion when legislative leaders made it "crystal clear" that Congress was unwilling to appropriate a langer amount. McNamara, urging approval of President Johnson's new $3.4 billion request for economic and military assistance, said the $1 billion this includes for arms aid again is too low to protect U. S. interests. "We are presenting a request o! only $1 billion for 1965 solely because the Congress has made it crystal clear to the executive branch that it is unwillujg to appropriate a larger amount," McNamara told the House Foreign Affairs Committee. Taylor, putting it even more bluntly, told the committee that last year's arms cut came as "a significant exception to the strong support the Congress has ordinarily given to our national defense programs." "In ray opinion a further reduction of the 1965 program be low SI biUion new obligation au thority would be a tragic cmas culation of a program vital to our national security interests," he said. McNamara made the same point. Senate shfes first Righfs vofes Thursday WASHINGTON (UPD —The Senate agreed today to meet at 9 a.m. EST Thursday for its first two civil rights votes. These are e.xpected to place the controversial rights bill in position for a full-fledged Southern filibuster starting Monday. Democratic Leader Mike Mansfield told the Senate that Thursday will be a "most important working day." He urged every member who is physically able to be one hand. At the suggestion of Sen. Wayne Jlorse, D-Ore., he agreed to move up the meetmg time by one hour. Mansfield said there will be "plural votes" — on taking up the House-passed bill and then on a Morse proposal to refer it to the judiciary committee for a 10-day study. Fulbright urges new look at foreign pol^^^ Snow stranded vacationers rescued Production cut causes release of employes LOS ANGELES (UPI) — The cutback of the XB-70 production plans from three to two planes has resulted in the releasing of about 700 employes at North American Aviation's Los Angeles Division, it was learned today. About 400 other employes who worked on t h e program have been transferred to other divisions. An additional 100 em­ ployes have left rather than accept transfers to other divisions. Within the next two weeks, 500 more workers in the division are expected to be laid off or transferred. $7-million for Edwards, China Lake projects WASHINGTON (UPI) — Rep. Harlen Hagen, D-Hanford, said today the House has passed a military construction bill which includes a total of $7.14 million for projects at Edwards Air Force Base and the China Lake Naval Ordnance Test Station. Edwards will get $6,065,000 of the total and will use it to build a toxic altitude propulsion re search facility and an aerospace medical facility. The China Lake station will get $1,080,000 for enlargement of its test stand and propellant storage facility. Kixon in Pakistan RAWALPINDL Pakistan (UPD —Former Vice President Richard M. Nixon conferred with President Mohammed Ayub and other Pakistani officials over a leisurely lunch here today. Nixon spent about 2Vi hours at the presidential residence. He told newsmen later that he and Aj-ub "reviewed a broad range of international problems," but he would give no details. LOS ANGELES (UPI)-South- em California's weather returned to normal today in the wake of a three-day storm that stranded mountain vacationers in deep snow and drenched fire-denuded foothills with damaging rain. A San Diego area mother and her three children were rescued after spending 18 hours trapped in their car buried under five feet of snow — and all were suf fering from carbon monoxide poisoning. Three persons were rescued from their snowbound car in the Tehachapi Mountains 70 miles north of here Tuesday night, and a snow weasel crew today rescued four San Gabriel youths who had been stranded four days without, food in a cabin near Piute Mountam M miles east of BakersCeld. The U.S. Weather Bureau prC' dieted miUer weather for today, with only scattered showers in mountain areas. The forecast was for mostly clear skies, gusty wmds and slightly warmer temperatures. All major highways were open but motorists were advised to carry tire chains for driving on mountain roads. The storm came a week after destructive fires swept over foothills alrovc suburban Burbank, Glendale, Eagle Rock, Pasadena and Granada Hills. The ram triggered mudslides on the fire-denuded hillsides and resulted in extensive damage to a score or more of homes saved from the flames. Up to 40 inches of snow piled up in nearby mountains during the storm. Mrs. Susan Proctor. 40, El Cajon; her 19-year - old daugh ter, Marjorie Sue; and two sons, James Jr., 10, and John, 8, suffered carbon monoxide poisoning when they were trapped in their snow-buried car for 18 hours. Three persons — identified as Douglass Campbell, 45; his wife, Kathleen, 47; and Mary E. Holtzchlaw, 69, all of Glendale —were rescued by sheriff's dep uties Tuesday night. They be came snowbound m their car on a remote road in the Alamo Mountain area near Gorman, 70 miles north of here and were without food since Sunday. Deputies trudged 16 miles through four feet of snow to rescue the stranded motorists. A rescue team was to make another attempt today to reach four youths snowbound without food in mountains cast of Bakersfield. Rescuers in a snow weasel took in a food supply Tuesday to three men stranded in the same region, but failed to get to the youths' cabin because of heavy snow drifts. Food was taken to Frank Francheski, 73, Venice, and two brothers. Gene, 37, and Fyl Dossi, 38, Los Angeles. The four youths were identified as Robert C. Rush, 19 Kevin Burke; (Continued on Page 4) WASHINGTON (UPI) -Sen. J. Wiffiam Fulbright, D-Ark., called today for a new U. S. [look at policies toward Caha, Panama and Viet Nam. He said the American people should abandon "myths" for realities" in then: approach to the cold war. Fulbright, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said the United States should negotiate revisions in the Canal Zone treaty with Panama "even though a com mitmcnt to revise the treaty may be widely criticized at, home." Fulbright also said the lime had come to recognize that Fidel Castro's Communist regime in Cuba is here to stay indefinitely as a "distasteful nuisance but not an mtolerable danger." Although Fulbright appeared to be bucking the administration • line oil the- two Latm American hot spots, be rejected proposals for neutralization of South Viet Nam. Two Options In Viet Nam, he said, the "only two realistic options" are expanding the war to 0>mmu nist - held territory or giving heavier support for the South Vietnamese regime. He favored the latter course, which is current administration annoiuced policy. Fulbright's views were contained in a major foreign policy speech prepared for Senate delivery. The address appeared almost certain to touch off repercussions in many quarters. He said the U. S. failure to persuade Aflies from trading with the Ck>mthunist bloc was a good reason for "relaxing our own restrictions." But, he added, "there is a better one the potential value of trade, a moderate volume of trade in non • strategic items, as an in strument for reducing world tensions and strengthening the foundations of peace." Fulbright said the Johnson administration should seek to end the Panama dispute by stating positively and clearly that it is prepared to negotiate revisions in the canal treaty and to submit such changes as are made to the Senate." No Weakness He found "no weakness or dishonor" in such a position and said it would be "entirely proper and necessary for the United States to take the initiative in proposing new arrangements tiat would redress some of Panama's grievance against the treaty as it now stands." The administration has Hid time and again it would sit down with the Panamanians to review the 1903 Canal Zone treaty, but only after diplomatic relations are resumed. President Johnson and his advisers have steadfastly refused to agree to any "revisions" of the treaty before such talks and before relations are reestablished. The administration also has sought to isolate Communist Cuba from the rest of the hemisphere and to choke its econ­ omy'by persuading the United States' Allies not to trade with the Fidel Castro government. No word about fliers BERLIN (UPI)-U.S. officials still had no word from the Russians today on the where abouts of two American fliers whose imminent release from East Germany was announced three days ago. Amazes his doctors MacArthur able to take solid food WASHINGTON (UPI) - Gen. Douglas MacArthur was able to take a small amount of solid food orally today as he continued to progress satisfactorily !from serious surgery. I A medical bulletin at about 10:30 a.m. EST from Walter Reed Army Medical Center announced that "a small amoimt of food by mouth was started today." Since the Monday operation, the 84-year-old general had been fed glucose and a saline solution intravenously. A hospital spokesman said that MacArthur's ability to con- Professor to be Ruby's attorney Complete Moscow, Peking break maybe near PARIS (UPD— The Chinese j world communism and regards Communists have delivered two blunt warnings to Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev that a complete break between Mos cow and Peking may be near, Eastern European diplomatic sources said today. They were based on: —A recent statement by the Chinese to a wsiting Romanian delegation that Red China now considers itself the leader of the Russians as "deviationists." This assertion, the sources said, was passed on by the Romanians to SIoscow. —Rejection by the Chinese Communists recently of a Soviet offer to send Russian experts back to China and to resume Russian technical aid which was withdrawn after relations between the two parties became strained. Unruh denies Kennedy behind Salinger entry SACRAMENTO (UPI) — Assembly Speaker Jesse M. Unruh today denied a published report that he and Atty. Gen. Robert F. Kennedy were "behind" Pierre Salinger's Senate cam paign Unruh told a news conference the report was published in the Washington News, and quoted State Controller Alan Cranston, also a U.S. Senate candidate. Shortly afterward, Cranston called his own news conference to say that Unruh was "deeply involved" in Salinger's campaign but that he had heard only "rumors" of Kennedy's involvement. Unruh called it an effort by Cranston to involve President Lyndon B. Johnson in California's Senate race and place the President and Kennedy in opposite camps. "I think this is an extremely despicable thing," Unruh said of the Cranston statement. "The attorney general had absolutely no part in encouraging the Sal inger candidacy." However. Unruh said in reply to a question that he had not discussed the matter with Ken nedy personally. Salinger's campaign entered a critical phase with the Califor nia Supreme Court debating whether his name should appear on the June primary ballot. An attorney for the former White House press secretary petitioned the state's highest court for a writ of mandate Tuesday after Secretary of State Frank M. Jordan refused to certify Salinger's candidacy. Jordan had rejected Salinger's nomination papers as "incomplete." Salinger implied that Jordan, the only Republican holding statewide office, acted out of partisan motives. There was no immediate indication of how quickly the Su -I drnnic CAAlt preme Court would act, but Sal-{ v»ypi U» 9»vn mger forces were workmg against an April 9 deadline when Jordan must announce the certified list of candidates to county clerks throughout the state. sume even a small amount of food "so soon after surgery showed "very fine" progress. The recovery of the venerable military hero from bis second major operation in 18 days continued to amaze his doctors. A bulletin issued at 9 a. m. EST said: "General MacArthur continues to progress satisfactorily, indicating a better than average post-operative course. He is alert and conversing." MacArthur underwent a six- hour operation Monday to halt severe internal bleeding while recovering from a previous critical operation for jaundict on March 6. Now. as after the earlier operation, his doctors indicate they were impressed with the tough battle back he is waging for a man of his age. He came out of a long period of anesthesia early Tuesday but was kept under sedation. "I am going to do the very best I can," he pledged as he regained consciousness Tuesday. His wife and son were at his bedside and spoke with him twice. DALLAS (UPI) - The re volving - door job of chief de fense attorney for condemned killer Jack Ruby, held pre-| viously by two flashy courtroom performers, wound up in the hands of a bespectacled college professor today. He is Dr. Hubert Winston Smith, director of the Law Science Academy at the Uni versity of Texas, who holds both a law degree and a medi cal degree from Harvard Uni versity. His hiring was announced by Ruby's sister, Mrs. Eva Grant, at a press conference Tuesday night. Smith said he will serve without fee. Defense Team Working as his assistant, also without fee, will be Prof. Charles Wright, a colleague at the university. Defense attorneys Phil Burleson of Dallas and Joe Tonahill of Jasper, Tex., will remam on the case. Puts blame on Republicans Speaker osks Brown to break budget deadlock U.N. to begin policy duty in Johnson to attend Apple Blossom event WASHINGTON (UPD —Mrs. Lyndon B. Johnson will attend the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival on May 1 at Winchester, Va., the White House an nounced today. The Johnsons' 16 - year - old daughter Luci will be festival queen and will attend all of the festival ceremonies from April 29 through May 2. Quote of Day WASHINGTON - Rep. Arnold Olsen, D-Mont., confident despite a defeat in the House that the Senate would pass a bill providmg for the mintmg of more silver dollars: "I believe we will win in the end." NICOSIA, Cyprus (UPI)-Thc commander of the United Nations troops in Cyprus said to day his international peace force will begin police duty by the end of the week. The commander. Lt. Gen. Prcm Smgh Gyani of India, returned this mommg from Geneva where he conferred with U.N. Secretary General Thant and Fmnish diplomat Sakari Tuomioja, who has been named to mediate the dispute between the Greek and Turkish Cypriots. Bullocks to merge with Federated CINCINNATI, Ohio (UPI) Federated Department Stores announced Tuesday it plans to merge with Bullock's Inc., a large department store chain with outlets in California, Washington, Oregon and Arizona. Federated, which operates 60 stores in 12 states, said the two firms hai'e agreed in principle to exchange 1.4 shares of Federated common stock for each share of Bullock's common stock. S.4CRAMENT0 (UPI) - Assembly Speaker Jesse M. Unruh today asked Gov. Edmund G. Brown to take a personal hand in solving a legislative deadlock over the state budget. Unruh, D - Inglewood, said he made the request at a morning meeting with the governor, who returned Tuesday night from a trip to Hawaii. The Assembly Speaker said he told the governor the stalemate would be resolved when Brown "calls the Republicans down to his office and says he will not accept the bond issues on the June ballot." He suggested that the governor serve notice he will veto a iMnd issue with a June date. Republicans have refused to vote for the Assembly's version of Brown's 1964-K spending pro gram in an effort to force placing of school and state construction bonds on the primary ballot. Brown opposes this, primarily because such action would also place the referendum to repeal the Rumford Housing Act on the June ballot. Brown wants this issue before the November general election voters. Hopes for legislative enactment of the state budget by Sunday's constitutional deadline were virtuaUy dead in the wake of partisan and inter - house strife. It appeared certain Brown will be required to call the lawmakers into an overtime special session, probably next week. The legislators had resigned themselves to letting the Sunday midnight limit pass without approving either of the rival Senate or Assembly versions of Brown's record budget. These were the late developments. —Sen. George Miller Jr., D- Martinez, chairman of Senate Finance, refused to take any action on the Assembly - approved budget bill totaUng S3.67 billion, up $9 million from Brown's original version. —Assemblyman R o b e r t W. Crown, D-Alameda, lower chamber Ways and Means chairman, said he'd be happy to receive the Senate edition of the budget, approved by finance at $3.66 billion, but had no expectation it would be made available. Voting along strict partisan hues with Democrats for and Republicans against, the lower chamber approved its budget on a 43-28 vote Tuesday and sent it to the Senate. But the 49 favorable votes were five short of the two- thirds majority ultimately needed to approve the spending program. Miller said this made it unacceptable. "We've done the best we can," (Continued on Page 4) AMBASSADOR ATTACKED—U. S. -Ambassador Edwin O Beischauer was stabbed in the thigh by a former mental patie_nt as he left the Tckyo embassy. Be is shown here being visited by his Japanese-bom wife after he undeiwent surgery.

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