Redlands Daily Facts from Redlands, California on March 31, 1964 · Page 1
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74th Year Phone 793-3221 REDLANDS, CALIFORNIA. TUESDAY. MARCH 31. 1964 $1.50 Per Month Twelve Pages 10 Cantf STREET SINKS — The earthquake that rocked Anchorage, Alosko, Good Friday left part of Fourth Avenue and a row of cars parked on it about 20 feet below the level of the rest of the street. The street is the main thoroughfare in Anchorage. (UP! Telephoto) Quote of Day ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Sen. E. L. BartJett, D-Alaska, emphasizing the need for federal assistance to rebuild his eartli- quake-battered state: "No state - be it New York or Alaska — could meet the need by itself. Alajskans are extremely reluctant to be placed in the position of asking to be bailed out. But there is DO other way." firown won'/ compromise on June state bond vote SACRAMENTO (UPD— Gov. Weather Redlands Weather Today Highest 58, Lowest 45 One Year Ago Highest 68, Lowest 46 Tomorrow's Sunrise and Sunset 5:37 a.m.— 6:10 p.m. No smog, allowable buhaing. San Bernardino Valley: Con^ siderable cloudiness today. Rain later today and tonight and pos sibly scattered showers Wednes day. Low tonight 42-50. Gusty ^vinds at times. U.S. Wetther Bureau Noon Forecast A storm off the California coast is moving rather slowly in toward the Central California area, and rain \^-ill spread in over all coastal and mountain areas of Southern California later today and tonight, and showers will spread out into the deserts tonight Showers will continue into Wednesday, but gradual clearing is forecast for the coast in the morning and afternoon. Rainfall amounts will vary, but totals may range from 1-2 inches in coastal areas and more on lower coastal, slopes. The snow level will lower to 5,000 feet early Wednesday. Winds will become gusty late today through Wednesday. It will be cooler late today and in most inland areas Wednesday. Highs today will be in the low 60s in most of the west portion, in the 70s in upper deserts and in the 80s in lower deserts. The Fruit Frost Services' preliminary outlook indicates low est temperatures tonight at key stations will be above 32 degrees. Temperatures and precipita tion for the 24-hour period ended at 4 a.m. High Lew Precip, Boston 42 23 Chicago 32 31 T Cincinnati 35 20 Denver 64 55 Fairbanks 37 21 Fort Worth 65 46 Helena M 28 Honolulu 82 70 Kansas City 46 31 Las Vegas 85 59 Los Angeles 69 51 Minneapolis 39 IS New York 41 22 Oklahoma City 41 33 .03 Palm Sprmgs S8 56 Sacramento SO 50 Salt T,ake City 66 39 San Francisco 58 53 SeatUe 64 45 Washington 42 23 .2S Edmimd G. Brown said today he "saw no area for compro mise" on Republican demands for a June vote oc state bond issues and initiatives. The governor told his news conference he did . not want initiatives to repeal the Rumford Housing Act and to establish a state lottery on the Jime 2 primary ballot because there "just is not time to advise the people" to vote against them. 'There will be no compro mise as far as I'm concerned, he said. "I'll stay here until June 30." Brown gave his support to proposals to give tax relief to victims of the Crescent City tidal wave, caused by Alaskan earthquakes. Plans ah-eady have been ad vanced to provide tax relief for Crescent City and for more than a million low income tax payers. The first would lower or abolish the 1963 income taxes for many residents in flood damaged Crescent City and oth er disaster areas hit by the Alaskan tidal wave. The second, a part of Gov, Brown's ahrcady announced pro gram, would benefit about 1.1 million low wage earners on their 1964 returns. The Crescent City proposal came Monday from State Controller Alan Cranston and won speedy approval from the gov emor. Essentially, it would per- Mrs. Johnson accepts honorary degree DENTON, Tex. (UPI)—Mrs. Ljudon B. Johnson today ac cepted an honorary doctor of laws degree at Texas Woman's University. Wearing a cap and gown, the First Lady provoked a chuckle from the undergraduates when she quipped that it was "very nice" to receive a diploma "without taking the e-xams." In a prepared address delivered at the convocation, the President's wife paid eloquent tribute to the talents of women and their present "unlimited opportunities and horizons. Without mentioning him by name, she also threw in a plug for her husband for recognizing the "abilities and intelligence of women by naming them to top government jobs. It was Mrs. Johnson's first honorary degree. She will receive a doctor of letters, along with the President, from her alma mater, University of Texas, on May 31. She has a B.A. degree and a degree in journalism from the university. mit disaster victims to deduct damages from their 1963 retiums, thus freeing tax payments for rebuilding. Sen. Randolph Collier, D- Yreka, was expected to introduce the proposal in bill form shortly. According to a spokesman for the Franchise Tax Board, which oversees income tax collections, a person who suffered a $1,000 loss could deduct it from either his 1963 or 1964 personal income tax, depending on which would be better for him. The spokesman said that the board was sending a representative to Crescent City to counsel residents. On application, he said, the board will allow up to a six-month extension for persons who are unable to file a tax return by the April IS deadline. While this plan was being prepared. Assemblyman Frank Belotti, R-Eureka, introduced a resolution that pledges the state to take all possible steps toward relieving Crescent City inhabitants. Ha said the measiure would free funds for repairing damaged public facilities, such as buildings, sewers and roads The governor's plan to provide relief for low income tax payers won approval Monday from the Senate Committee on Revenue and Taxation but continued forward toward Senate Finance under a slight, dark cloud. The measure would cost the state $2.75 million annually. However, Brown hoped to re coup S2.5 million with other measiures to close what he called a "loophole" in the state's insurance company tax laws. Sen. Donald Grunsky, R Watsonville, chairman of the Revenue and Taxation Commit tee, speculated that the insurance measures might not pass and that the Senate might kill the income tax relief bill "to balance the books." Two Brazilian officials quit, protest leftists RIO DE JANEIRO (UPD- Two high government officials quit today in protest against the leftist trend in the Brazilian government Industry and Commerce Minister Egidio Michaelsen and Central Bank President Nilo Medina Coeli announced their resignations as political tension continued high in the wake of] last week's brief rebellion of a group of naval mutineers. Security precautions were tighten ed around the Rio palace of Guanabara Gov. Carlos Lacerda, an outspoken critic of Pres ident Joao Goulart. Goulart today appeared to have averted an immediate showdown with military leaders when officers returned to their Counterfeiter sentenced to 65 years SAN DIEGO —A SO-year-old San Diego man, convicted of counterfeiting $128,000 in $20 bills, was sentenced Monday to 65 years in prison, subject to review after three months of psychiatric studies. Shafaek WUliams received the maximum term in federal court. Co-defendants Edward Ashook, 47, San Diego, received a five-year sentence, and Richard Hashagen, 40, San Diego, was placed on five year sentence, and Richard Hashagen, 40, San Diego, was placed on five years probation. posts along with the enlisted navy men who took part in last week's mutiny. Goulart prom ised a full investigation of the rebellion. The Communist-led CGT un ion organization threatened to "shut Brazil down 100 per cent' if any punishment was imposed on the mutineers, who staged their show of defiance in a Red- run union hall here. The nation's non-Communist admirals protested sharply against the government's leniency in dealing with the mutineers. Conservative generals and powerful civilian leaders lined up behind them. Turk Cypriots charge Greeks with terrorism NICOSIA, Cyprus (UPI) Turkish Cypriots charged today that Greek Cypriots are carry ing out "terrorism as usual" despite the presence of the United Nations peace force in Cyprus. The Turkish Cypriots made the charges in pamphlets distributed as the U.N. commander, Lt Gen. Prem Singh Gyani of India, conferred separately with President Makarios, leader of the Greek Cypriots, and Vice President Fazil Kuehuk, head of the Turkish Cypriot minority. Informed sources said Gyani was anxious to avert any repetition of shooting between his international peace troops and Cypriot forces. Rescue armada flies to quake ravaged Alaska ANCHORAGE, Alaska (UPI) —An armada of planes, corps of rescue workers and Uncle Sam's bankroll today went to the rescue of quake ravaged and economically shattered Alaska. And weary citizens of the 49th sta*:? gained additional encouragement in a report that the list of fatalities resulting from the Good Friday earthquake was dwindling. 'The dead and presumed dead now total 105," said Don aid Lowell, state director of civil defense. Unofficial figures earlier today were set at 153 and later dropped to 131. Another 13 persons were killed and 18 were missing and presumed dead as the result of tidal waves which the quake spawned and sent crashing into the coasts of California and Oregon. 'Lowell said he expected to have a complete list of the Alaska dead and presumed dead, with a city-by-city breakdown, later today. He said 80 per cent of the vicfims on his list were victims of the tidal waves. The constant fluctuation in the figures since the quake struck was the result of ruptured communications. Fear Others Dead Officials feared scores, perhaps hundreds of Aleuts and Eskimos also might have died in more desolate regions of the 1,500-mile disaster zone. They said the full toll may never be known. Two other late developments caused concern in the jittery area. The University of California at Berkeley reported that a "moderately strong" earthquake occurred early today off, the western coast of Canada in the area between Vancouver Is- lland and Queen Charlotte Island. The quake .was not felt in An chorage, and university officials emphasized that the temblor was not an aftershock of the Alaska disaster. The Canadian quake, centered in. the Pacific Ocean, was recorded at 1:05 a.m. PST (4:05 a.m. EST) and registered between 6 and 6V4 on the Richter scale. The (k)ast Guard also an nounced that a potentially dangerous film of diesel and jet fuel fed by. ruptured tanks at Seward had spread over parts of Cook Inlet The situation was being watched carefuHy and all open flame was banned in the area. Meanwhile, a stream of 15 Freeze hits East Coast peach crop SPARTANBURG, S.C. (UPI) —A second night of sub-freezing weather inflicted additional damage today to the hard - hit peach crops in the South. Temperatures in South Carolina, which annually sends $20 mUlion worth of peaches to market. North Carolina and Georgia plummeted again into the 20s, killing additional thou sands of blooms that had survived Monday's hard freeze. It seemed certain to make fresh peaches and cream a lux ury dish on American tables this summer. "I doubt if we harvest one- tenth of the crop," said Carl Ellerbe, president of the North Carolina . Peach Growers Society. The state produces about $2 million annually in peaches. Crops in the mid-section of South Carolina apparently escaped serious damage. The crop in the northwestern area of the state, the heaviest growing re gion, was virtually wiped out early Monday: "We might save 50 per cent, said a mid - South Carolina grower. Georgia horUculturists were sUll inspecting the orchards in the southern part of the state the only area to escape heavy damage when the mercury dropped to 20 degrees. Sub - freezing temperatures caused major damage early today to tender spring vegetables at small truck farms in North Florida. However, the larger farms in central Florida which ship the majority of vegetables out of state apparently escaped serious damage. MaeArthur's condition remains critical WASHINGTON (UPI)-Gen. Douglas MaeArthur's condition remained critical today but a kidney malfunction which created grave concern Monday night was reported somewhat less serious today. Doctors at Walter Reed Eos pital said today MaeArthur's kidney function had "improved slighUy" but that internal bleeding continued from his esophagus. They said the bleeding was being "controlled," however, by pressure from a sengstacken tube. The doctors today described MaeArthur's "heart function and vital signs" as remaining quite stable. Kidney failure and the in temal bleeding developed major complications for the 84- year-old war hero after an Eas ter Sunday abdominal operation —his third major operation in 24 days. The attending doctors said earlier that the five-star gen eral's heart action was good and that stabilizing blood pressure and pulse were favorable signs. But there was no change in his basic condition, diag-l nosed as critical. South blasts Gvil Rights bill proponents Draft Glenn move continues SAN ANTONIO, Tex. (UPI)Space hero John H. Glenn Jr still is a sick man in Texas and political candidate in Ohio today — and apparenUy unable do much about either. The nation's astronaut emeritus, bed ridden since his freak fall in a bathroom 35 days ago, said Monday he was quitting the race for a U. S. Senate seat from his native Ohio, and That is Uiat" That, however, was not that. Ohio, campaign, stickers and buttons were carefully saved, a mass endorsement of incumbent and major rival Sen. Stephen M. Young, D., of Cleveland, was sidetracked and political gears were shifted to a "Draft Glenn" movement However long the odds against success, the political draft maneuver could immediately count two major assets— the immense popularity of the man himself, and the fact that his famous name will still go before Ohio voters in the May - Democratic primary. The ballots have been certified and are being printed. Glenn's supporters seemed willmg to take the gamble. John R. Weithe of Cincinnati, Hamilton County Democratic chairman, said a committee to reorganize the draft would meet Wednesday in Columbus. Weithe said Glenn's support cannot be ignored." And that 1100 people still are working fori him in Cincinnati. WASHINGTON (UPI) -South em opponents of the civil rights bill today accused its supporters of trying to "call the tune and do all the dancing" in debate on the House-passed measure. The needling statement was delivered by Sen. Richard B. RusseU, D-Ga. He also told Democratic Whip Hubert H. Humphrey,, chief floor manager of the bill, that the southerners will "not be ready to vote any time soon." The exchange developed as result of a mixup in signals which caused Humphrey and his liberal cohorts to alter their plan to hold the floor all week in defense of the bill. Humph rey announced Monday night this plan was being changed and that the southerners could speak today. This brought the Dixie reaction. Sen. Spessard L. Holland, D- Fla., told the bill's proponents that "if their arrangements have broken down, the record should show it." Sen. Allen J. Ellender, D-La. caustically reminded the proponents that "headlines" had reported earlier they were going to "present their case to the public" — taking all week — and that "now it appears they are not ready to do so." Actually, it was liberal mixup on whether or not Sen. Kenneth B. Keating, R- N. Y., would speak today which caused the shift in plans. Humphrey's reply to all this was that "we're ready to vote on any section of the bill right now.".He said he and Senate GOP Leader Thomas H. Kuchel, Calif., outlined the case for the over-all bill Monday. He conceded, however, that the bill stiU needs "full debate." Russell, recalling that Humphrey spoke at length Monday and refused to yield for southern questions, suggested that he 'feels he not only should call the tune but do all the dancing." The southerners, he declared, "intend to handle our own plans." Short Indian missing DALLAS (UPI) - Police today were looking for a four foot tall Indian holding an ear of com in one hand a fish in the other. The Indian, a statue, was I stolen from the Lucas BiB I Restaurant Sunday. Red China in strong attack on Khrushchev TOKYO (UPI) — Communist China today published one of the strongest attacks it has made on Soviet Premier Nikita S. Khrushchev, timed to coincide with his visit to Budapest for ideological talks. It called on world Communist leaders to reject not only Khrushchev's leadership but the whole Soviet policy of peaceful co-existence—the view that communism will defeat the West through economic competition without the need of war. It stressed the Peking line that violent revolution is the only road" to communism. Mrs. Peabody arrested for racial action ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (UPI) —Mrs. Malcolm Peabody, 72, mother of the Massachusetts governor, was arrested today for attempting to desegregate a motel in this historic resort city. Mrs. Peabody, who arrived here Sunday night to campaign for a "better deal" for Negroes, was arrested when she sought service in the motel's dining giant C154 Globemaster Air Force transports were in a 48- hour shutUe from McChord Air Force Base, Wash., to Elmendorf Field with 235,000 pounds of vitally needed supplies for the ravaged state. The supplies ranged from disposable diapers to candles, vaccines to portable generators. Gov. William A. Egan, his voice showing the sh-ain of four days of unceasing strain -and work, warned Alaskans they must "take a good hard look at the future." Seeks Immediate Aid In a broadcast beamed over all Alaska's still operating stations, Egan said federal aid was clearly the only immediate source of funds. We hope and pray that special legislation will be passed by the U.S. Congress," he said. Private shipping interests on the West Coast have offered to help in any way possible," he said. The outpouring of sentiment is unprecedented, I believe, in our nation." He said the most-immediate need was to restore smashed sewer, power and water facilities and transportation. He said he hoped the government- operated Alaska railroad, its tracks looking like tangled kite string, could be opened to the vital ice-free port of Whittier in two weeks. Step Up Drive The Red Cross marshalled 25 volunteers as medical helpers in a stepped-up drive to administer anti-typhoid vaccine and forestall the ever-present danger of epidemic from fouled water. • At Johnson City, Tex., President Lyndon Johnson received word of the minimum $500 million needs of the stricken 49tl> state. .. Everything necessary must be done," Johnson declared. Alaska's senators appealed for aid. Immediately, the Housing and Home Finance Agency in Anchorage ordered a moratorium on connections of FHA and VA home loans. The Internal Revenue Service made hasty arrangements to permit stricken residents to get income tax writeoffs this year on losses. Insurance firms said there was litUe earthquake and tidal wave insurance in the state. Fishing Industry Suffers The fishing industry, mainstay of the Alaskan economy, took a "hell, of a beating," officials said. Ninety-foot boats hurled hundreds of yards inland and the almost numberless docks and wharves ripped to pieces attested to that. The bi£ salmon and crab canneries at Kodiak were shut down. Johnson ordered federal officials to "proceed as rapidly as possible to prepare relief programs for Alaska." Jobs of thousands were wiped out in the quake. There were 4,500 to 5,000 jobs lost in Anchorage alone. The Red Cross said as many as 1,000 families required assistance. The homeless in Anchorage alone numbered 2,000. room with a biracial group. Arrested with Mrs. Peabody were Mrs. Donald J. Campbell, white; Prof. J. Lawrence Burkholder, a white Harvard Divini ty School professor; Mrs. Nel- Ue Mitchell, Mrs. Lillian Robinson, Mrs. Georgia Ann Reed, Miss Kuter Ubanks, Mrs. Rosalee Phelps, all Negro and all of St Augustine. Police arrested the entire group of three whites and five Negroes when they sought service in the dining room of the Ponce de Leon motor lodge on the city's outskirts. The manager, James Hyde, asked the group to leave. Mrs. Peabody refused for the group. "We want to stay," she said. The manager then called city police and a detective asked each one to leave. When they refused, they were arrested and taken to the county Jan. Johnson speeds action to aid Alaska Senate passes biH SACRAMENTO (UPI) _ A Senate-passed bin to double the present $40,000 ceiling on veterans' farm and ranch loans cleared the Assembly Ways and Means C^aiaittee Tuesday. JOHNSON CITY, Tex. (UPI) —President Johnson nudged federal officials today "to speed action as rapidly as possible" on assistance to earthquake stricken Alaska. The President kept close watch on relief efforts as he approached the end of a five- day Easter holiday stay at his LBJ ranch. He planned to fly back to Washington today, probably leaving Bergstrom Air Force Base, Tex., at about 4:30 m. CST (5:30 p.m., EST) Press Secretary George E. Reedy said Johnson "worked past supper last night oa the Alaskan situation." He was visited at the ranch by Brig. Gen. O. F. Lassiter, chief of the Air Force command post in the Pentagon, who briefed the President about Alaska developments. Lassiter, Reedy said, bnmght with him aerial reconnaissance photo^aphs of the disaster centering primaiHy around Anchorage, Seward, Valdez, and Kodiak.

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