Redlands Daily Facts from Redlands, California on March 27, 1964 · Page 1
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fa cU 74th Year Phone 793-3221 REDLANDS, CALIFORNIA. FRIDAY. MARCH 27. 1964 $1.50 Per Month Sixteen Pages 10 Cents LUNAR EXPRESS—This full-size model of the space ship with which the U. S. intends to land the first Americans on the moon was unveiled at Bethpage, N. Y. It is the shape finally settled upon for the vehicle called the lunar excursion module, or LEM. It is 20 feef tall, 10 feet in diameter, has 4 legs and would carrv two men. Capt am, crew a board Stern half of tanker heads toward port NORFOLK, Va. (UPD—Two tugs plodded toward port today with the stem haU of the explosion - split tanker San Ja cinto and her captain and 34 crewmen who stuck with the "mass of twisted steel." Capt. Harold J. Titus of Elmira, N.Y., and his men were reported dry, comfortable and in good spu-its aboard the hulk. The tugs were making about five knots in the rolling seas and were expected to reach here about noon (EST) Saturday. The 544-foot tanker, en route from Portland, Maine, to Houston, Tex., was blown apart early Thursday morning by an e.\plo sion about 40 miles off tlie Vir ginia capes. Chief Steward Mar tin DotiUa, one of two men who left the San Jacinto in a hfe boat to take the ship's papers to safety, apparently died of Weather ''. Redlands Weather Today t- Highest 80, Lowest 41 One Year Ago lOghest 82, Lowest 46 Tomorrow's Sunrise and Sunset 5:42 a.m.— 6:07 p.m. No smog, allowable burning Saturday, Sunday, Monday San Bernardino Valley: Mostly sunny Saturday. Lows tonight 3644. U.S. Weather Bureau Noon Forecast Skies will be generally sunny throughout Southern California this afternoon and mostly sunny on Saturday. Some patches of fog are likely to move in over the coastline late tonight and early in the morning. The outlook for Sunday indi cates some early morning fog near the coast but otherwise considerable sunshine throughout the day. Five D«y Forecast Temperatures three to six degrees above normal and no pre cipitation. Temperatures and precipita tion for the 24-hour period ended at 4 a.m.: High Low Precip. 50 34 .41 Boston Chicago Cmcinnati Fairbanks Fort Worth Helena Honolulu Kansas City Las Vegas Los Angeles Mmnea polls New York Oklahoma City Palm Springs Sacramento Salt Lake City San Francisco Seattle Washinfiton 29 60 28 56 35 33 71 70 27 53 50 69 67 41 60 49 78 22 22 43 18 69 31 42 50 33 33 49 44 32 49 39 .01 .06 .18 .05 .01 .01 heart attack after being picked up by a nearby merchant vessel. Another tug put a line aboard the unmanned bow section and was also heading to port. The skipper of a ship that was five or six miles away when the San Jacinto was struck by the blast said he heard the explosion and felt pressure waves. Capt. Klaus Gucnther, 40, Hamburg, Germany, skipper of the Jlobil Pegasus, said at Paulsboro, N. J. today, he was in his cabin and "my third mate reported that he beard ringing in his ears." He said the pressure waves were then felt on the bridge and 20 mmutes later they sighted lights off the port bow. one of them a flashlight signal Ung: "send s-o-s for me." Brazil Red mutineers surrender RIO DE JANEIRO, BraiD (UPI) — Communist - support ed naval mutineers today sur rendered without • a fight to army troops after a two-day pocket revolt which shook the government of President Joao Goulart The surrender came on the heels of the first bloodshed in the small-scale mutiny. Loyal marines clashed with sailors who had abandoned the Brazilian aircraft carrier Minas Gerais to jom the mutineers holed up in a Communist hall since early Thursday. Two of the sailors wer wounded and the others arrested as they landed in a launch near the naval ministry. A naval spokesman said the sail ors had left the aircraft carrier which was anchored in Guanabara Bay. One of the mutineers, sailor Vitorio MoU Silva, told UPI by telephone that the 1,000 mu fineers had decided to surren Gen. MacArthur shows marked improvement WASHINGTON (UPI) - Gen. Douglas MacArthur has showed "marked improvement," his doctors said today, in fighting a lung inflammation that has compUcated his recovery from two major operations in 2Vi week. Officials at Walter Reed Medical Center said MacArthur's overall condition remains serious but that he is convalescing satisfactorily. In a bulletin early Thursday, his doctors said MacArthur had developed "moderate pneumo niUs" at the base of the right lung. Pneumonitis foBowed a six hour operation on the 84-year old general Monday. Two U. S. fliers released both in good condition der "in answer to President Goulart's appeal." 'Send our greetings to the North American sailors, com panions in two wars for human hberties," Silva added. emotionally. He said the rebels had received assurances they would be freed if they promised to report for duty normally on Monday. Sailor Ilisses lima Vilela said the mutineers were "go ing to the army barracks where we will remain with our fellow non-coms until further notice." Around world flier delayed PARAMARIBO. Dutch Guiana (UPI) — A\iatrix Joan Jlerri- man Smith, Long Beach, Calif., was forced today to delay re sumption of her round-the world flight for at least another day while repairs were made to the fuel tank of her twin-engined Piper Apache. Jlrs. Smith said she hoped to be able to take off Saturday morning. Bomber crashes and burns at Little Rock LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (UPI)An ir Force B47 jet bomber crashed and burned on takeoff from Little Rock Strategic Air Command Base today. The fate of the four men on board the four-jet bomber was not immediately known. The Air Force said the B47 did not carrj' a nuclear weapon. South Viet Nam forces being expanded WASHINGTON (UPI) — De fcnse Secretary Robert S. Mc Namara says that South Viet Nam's air and ground forces are being expanded for a stepped-up war against the Communist guerrillas. McNamara, in a major pol icy speech Thursday night, did not rule out the possibility that the war would be carried mto Communist North Viet Nam at some future date. But he said that if such action were taken it would be only a "supple ment" to the main goal of de featmg the Viet Cong within South Viet Nam's borders. McNamara detailed the administration's plans and aims for the embattled Southeast Asian nation in a speech before the annual James V. Forrestal memorial dmner of the National Security Industrial Association. U.N. Peace force takes over on Cyprus NICOSIA, Cyprus (UPO-The United Nations military force began its peace-keeping task on Cyprus today, with strict orders to stay out of the is land's politics. United Nations Hags went up throughout the island shortly after 5 a.m. (10 p.m. Thursday EST), signifying the international force had become operational The blue-and-white U.N. banner replaced the British Union Jack at all military instal lations. By 8 a.m. two companies of the French - Canadian Royal 22nd Regiment fanned out of their camp and took over the tense northern Nicosia suburb of Trakbona. British paratroopers, who had been policing the suburb, withdrew into reserve at the Elisabeth Camp, west of the capital. Singer held by East Germans two years freed NEW YORK (UPI) — Smger Gabriele Hammerstein, back in the United States after two years and three months in an East German prison cell, said today "it felt wonderful" to be home. "There's no question about it," said the 40-year-oId woman who was released Thursday by the East German Communists Miss Hammerstem was smg ing Wagnerian roles in E a s t German opera houses at tlie time of her arrest reportedly on charges of espionage. She said she could make no official comments about her arrest, capture and imprisonment until she had a chance "to clear with the proper authori Ues." "I-don't suppose Uiere's any place in the world like the United States," Miss Hammerstein said. "And I guess nobody feels it more than somebody who's been locked up for a length of time somewhere else. "I'd rather be locked up here than anyplace else in the world, if I had to be locked up," she said with a Uttle laugh. "But bcmg locked up is no joy." Korean students march on Seoul palace SEOUL, Korea (UPI)—Five hundred high school students stormed through barbed wire barricades today and marched on the presidential palace in the fourth day of demonstrations against South Korea's dip lomatic talks wth Japan. Club-wielding police forced the youths, including about 100 gurls, to retreat before they reached the palace. Some of the students tossed rocks as they backed off and a few were jostled by police. A Korean newsman was hit by a police club, but no serious injuries were reported. About 5,000 students staged other protests in the capital and an estimated 30,000 youths demonstrated in 12 other South Korean cities. Prime Minister Choi Doo Sun toM the South Korean National Assembly today that the government has no intentions of discontinuing negotiafions to re sume normal relations with Japan, despite the student protests. HELMSTEDT, Germany (UPI) — Two American fliers shot down by Soviet fighter planes over East Germany were released by the Russians today while loudspeakers blared martial music and Red flags flew over the Communist border checkpoint. Even as the two grim-faced airmen—Capt David I. Holland, 35, of HoUand, Minn., and Capt. Melvin J. Kessler, 30, of Phila delphia—were driven to freedom, the Communists charged that their RB66 reconnaissance plane was on a spy flight. At Johnson City, Tex., President Johnson expressed pleasure and gratification at the fliers' release. White House press secretary George Reedy said Johnson was "pleased that this matter has been sensibly setded." Reedy added that the President was notified immedi­ ately when the men were freed, and said that "both are in good condition." Minutes after the two fliers returned to the West, 17 days after their jet plane was shot down when it strayed acrossj the border into East Germany, the Communist ADN news agency carried a statement about theu: release. Say U.S. Expressed Regret Jt said Communist authorities agreed to e.xpel the pair be cause "the U. S. government has expressed its regret over the transgression and has given assurance that American authorities have received strong orders not to commit such transgressions in the future." Later, the Soviet Tass news agency released the same statement, attrihutmg it to a "Soviet spokesman." ADN said investigation of the wreckage showed the RB66 '•carried out espionage" before it was shot down - by Soviet fighters. It said "the fliers themselves in their statements confirmed" they kept radio contact with U. S. bases until they were shot down. All this, ADN said, shows the 700-mile-an-hour aircraft "did not violate the national boundaries of East Germany accidentally or as a result of a navigational error" as the United States has maintained. The United States said the RB66 jet reconnaissance bomber was on a routine training flight over West Germany when it strayed over East Germany. The Russians returned the crewmen after Washington warned that their continued captivity would "jeopardize" improvement of U. S. - Soviet relations. ( U. S. authorities — in a sedan convoy escorted by West German police cruisers—sped Holland and Kessler to a waitmg DC6 airliner at nearby Hannover. Injured Flier Returned The third member of the crew—1st Lt. Harold W. Welch. 24, of Detroit, a navigator- student who was injured when he parachuted—was released by the Russians last Saturday. Holland and Kessler boarded the aurliner bound for Wiesbaden still wearing the dark orange flight suits tlicy wore when shot down. Kessler gave newsmen at Hannover Airport a weak smile and a sUght wave of the hand. Holland's expression remained grim. Doctors, nurses had a hot meal awaited them aboard the plane. Democrats vote to put bonds on November ballot Five caged as sparrow sings ROCHESTER, Mmn. (UPD— Five men were charged with robbery Thursday—all because a sparrow sang. Police said Gerald Sparrow confessed his part in two armed holdups and implicated the others. SACRAMENTO (UPI) — Assembly Democrats today chalked up victory No. 1 in their fight to put $260 million in school construction bonds on the ballot in November, not June. They did it by simply chang- mg the date m a Republican- sponsored bill. The majority party was playing for time to educate the pub- lie against initiatives to repeal the Rumford Housing Act and to create a statewide lottery. Jleanwhile, Gov. Edmund G. Brown, who favors a November vote, announced formation of a statewide committee to oppose passage of the anti-Rumford in iUative. He said he wanted to make it clear that the initiative 'would destroy the most fundamental concept of our democratic system, equality before the law." Brown will propose a new budget next week for the fiscal year beginning July 1 by call mg the lawmakers into another special session. Democrats on t h e Assembly Education 0>mmittee overpow ercd Republican opposition and voted 10 - 7 by straight party lines to amend a GOP bond bill to call for a November election. Then it was passed. Although they agreed a June vole might sustain the school construction fund better, com mittee Democrats warned that it might also enable passage of the anti-Rumford and lottery in iUatives- Undcr the slate constitution, the bonds and the initiatives must go on the same ballot Spokesmen for education vote to avoid a gap in state aid. groups had asked for a June vote to avoid a gap state aid. Court orders Salinger name placed on ballot SAN FRANCISCO (UPI)-The California Supreme Court today ordered Secretary of State Frank Jordan to place the name of former Presidential Press Secretary Pierre Salinger on the June 2 primary ballot as a can didate for the Democratic nomination for the U. S. Senate. The court gave no reasons for its action, hut said the order was final. Its decision came even as Los Angeles attorney Stephen Rein- Freighter on fire off Bermuda PORTSMOUTH. Va. (UPI)-! The freighter Mormacpine ra dioed the Coast Guard today that it was on fire and in dis- fress about 145 miles southwest of Bermuda. Coast Guard 5th District Headquarters here said the American merchantman requested assistance. A Coast Guard plane in the area, flying out of Bermuda on a fraining flight, was diverted about 8J a. m. EST. The Coast Guard cutter Half Moon, on search and rescue standby at Bermuda, was dispatched to the scene. Aviatrix lands in Azores after 13-hour flight SANTA MARIA. Azores (UPI) — Mrs. Jerrie Mock landed here today on a 13-hour flight across the AUantic from Bermuda in her attempt to circle the earth alone in a small Cessna 180 plane. "Flying conditions were fine' the Columbus, Ohio, aviatrix said. "I did not have the least bit of trouble at any time, although things were a bit icy up Uiere." Mrs. Mock brought her plane neatly down at . Santa Maria Airport two minutes ahead of her schedule. She went sfraight to a hotel to sleep. Although she landed here before breakfast, there was a small crowd at the airport to meet her, including Portuguese officials and the commander of the U.S. Lajes Air Base. "I'll be takmg off again tomorrow m'ght if the weather holds," she said. Her next stop will be Casablanca, Morocco, or possibly Dakar, Senegal, she said. Her route then takes her to Tunis; Cairo; Dhahran, Saudi Arabia; Karachi, Pakistan; Bombay and Calcutta, India; Guam; Wake; Johnston Island; Honolulu, and back to Columbus. Good Friday marked across nation By United Press International "There was darkness over the whole land." St. Mark 15:33 Christians across the nation gathered in churches today to commemorate the suffering of Christ upon the cross. Singly and in families, in whitewashed hilltop churches and in cathedrals carved from the stone and concrete of big cities, they came to relive the agony of the Crucifixion. Most churches scheduled three-hour midday services in remembrance of the time near­ ly 2,000 years ago when hope was plunged into the heart of darkness. Others opened their doors throughout the day and thousands of faithful kept a quiet \igil of prayer and meditation. Stark remmders of the first Good Friday — rough-hewn crosses bound in place by rope —were erected on the lawns of three Chicago-area cemeteries. A tattered linen shroud fluttered from the crossbars to symlx>lize the scene in the shadow of Calvary. No Masses were celebrated in Roman Catholic Churches today but many Catholics began tiie traditional period of devotion which extends to Eastern morning. Young adults of Angelica in Los Angeles prepared for a continuous prayer vigil from 3 p.m.. until 8:30 a.m.. Sunday. Most churches—Catholic and Protestant — scheduled special (Jood Friday services from noon imtil 3 p.m. Major securities and commodity exchanges in the United States and Canada were closed today. Banks in some cities were also closed and many businesses offered employes time off to attend church services. The commemoration of the last Supper was marked by Christians Thursday night. Francis Cardinal Spellman of New York offered Pontifical Mass in St Patrick's CaUiedral and blessed holy oils used Um)ughout the year. Jews begin their annual celebration of the Passover at sundown today, offering praise to God for the deliverance of the children of Israel from bondage in ancient Egypt The Passover is one of the world's oldest religious holidays, having been commemorated for more Uian 3,000 years. Three-man team on two-day swing LOS ANGELES (UPI) -Rep. Don H. Clausen, R-Calif., and two other GOP congressmen will make a two - day swing through Southern California next week "to alert the people" on what is happening under the Jotm .<M >n Administration. Jud L e e t h a m, Los Angeles County Republican chairman, said the three-man" team included Rep. John 6. Anderson of Illinois and Robert Dole df Kansas. They are one of seven such teams traveling throughout the country with the Republican message, said Leetham. "We believe Uiat entirely too much is bemg swept under Washington rugs, making for lumpy flooring and unsure footing," Leetham said. Quote of Day RIO DE JANEIRO — Gov. C^los Lacerda of Brazil's Guanabara state (Rio) discounting the threat of civfl war bis his country: "The Brazilian army is naturally pacifist" hart offered a brief in the dispute on behalf of six Democratic leaders opposed to Salinger's being on the ballot Reinhart said he had discussed the matter with top aides of Gov. Edmund G. Brown, who favors another primary candidate. Controller Alan Cranston. The legal confroversy erupted last Friday when Salinger, who last voted in Virginia, flew here to file candidacy papers. Secretary of State Jordan, a Republican, had refused to certify the former news reporter's name for the ballot. He said that Salinger—a native Califomian—had failed to comply with a literal requirement of the law that he must prove he was affiliated with his party for 90 days before the filing. The law specified that the proof should be the voting registration. The state Attorney General's office yesterday gave its legal backing to Jordan. Mark Morris, a Bakersfield rancher and another candidate for the Democratic nomination, announced after today's decision that he was considering an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court. Glenn's retirement date up to Marine doctors SAN ANTONIO, Tex. (UPI)Resigned astronaut John Glenn said Thursday any delay in his political plans and retirement from the Marines was up to his doctors. His commandant was more positive. The commandant. Gen. Wal lace M. Greene Jr., said in Washington that Glenn's scheduled April 1 returement to campaign for Democratic senator from Ohio will probably be de layed until May 1. Glenn is recuperating at Wil ford HaU Hospital at Lackland Air Force Base from a fall at his home in Columbus, Ohio, Feb. 25. He stiruck his head on the edge of a bathtub and has suffered dizzy spells and loss of equilibrium ever since. The 42-year-old lieutenant colonel's campaign has been in doubt because of his slow recovery from the falL I am waiting for a decision by my doctors," Glenn said Thursday. "I will base my future plans on what they tell me." Glenn's doctor. Col. E. W. Brannon, said last week the baldish. former astronaut's progress was not as fast as expected. The Marine Corps by regulation retires officers only on the first of the month. This would automatically delay Glenn's release date until at least May 1, just four days before the May Ohio Democratic primary, in which he hopes to run against incumbent Sen. Stephen M. Young. This would seriously constrict his campaign, since he cannot take part in a campaign while on military duty. The technical name for Glenn's injury was labrynUiitis, an inflammation of the inner ear that causes dizziness and loss of balance. WELL, BUDDY, YOUTffl ON.IT-Ifs the fried chicken arcuit for Pierre Salinger, doing his best to run for the Senate m Califomia. The former White House press secre tary is tied up in Htigaticn concerning his eligibility at present But this photo makes him look right at home in this new political field.

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