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74fh Year Phone 793-3221 REDLANDS. CALIFORNIA, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8. 1964 $1.50 Per Month Twenty Pages 10 Cents Police battle demonstrators By United Press InfemiKonil PoUce batUed an estimated 1.000 demonstrators Tuesday in Cleveland, Ohio, where a young white Presbyterian minister tiirew himself to the ground and was crushed to death by bulldozer. Violence continued into the night and civil rights leaders planned for more demonstra tions today. The mim'ster, the Rev. Bruce William Klunder, 26, was killed at the site where a new school is bemg constructed which civil rights leaders claim would perpetuate school segregation. Authorities said the bulldozer backed over him after he threw Iiimself to the ground. Four other demonstrators had thrown themselves down in front of the bulldozer. The incident touched off wild fighting. The bulldozer driver,, John While, 33, was beaten and had to be rescued by police. Police, mounted on horses, finally broke up the demonstra tjon. But sporadic violence contin ued into the night. A car was overturned, a drugstore window smashed and extra duty police were struck by bottles, board and bricks thrown from apart ment house windows. Cleveland police reported that at least 15 persons were injured and 22 arrested during the day of violence. At Kansas City, Mo., a city public accommodations ordi nance was approved in a referendum Tuesda:', 45,245 to 44,043. Tavern owners had waged a bitter fight against the measure which would make it illegal for owners of virtually all types of business establishments to discriminate on the base of race, religion or color. Klunder was associate executive secretary of the Student Christian Union at Western He serve UniversityJ He was the father of twD children- His death was the 13th within the last year in integration violence and the second north of the Mason-Dixon line. Elsewhere: Jackson, Miss.— A bill appropriating $50,000 to use in fighting U.S. Senate passage.Of a civil rights bill was passed Tuesday by the Mississippi Leg islature and sent the governor. Capitol sources said the state Sovereignty Commission .would give the money to the Coordinating Committee for Fundamental Freedoms which is making a propaganda fight against the bill. Albany, Ca.— Registration of Negroes in previously all-white public schools continued Tues day with a total of 21 signed up under terms of a federal court order. Integration has been set for September. Chester, Pa.— Civil rights sup porters staged a rally Tuesday night to plan new downtown marches in support of charges of school segregation. CLEVELAND DEMONSTRATORS - Civil rights violence was continuing in Cleveland today where police yesterday battled 1,000 demonstrators. In a maneuver similar to what demonstrators are doing here — throwing themselves in the path of school construction equipment — 26-year-old Presbyterian minister William Klunder was killed yesterday by a bulldozer. Civil rights leaders assert thot building new schools in Negro areas will only perpetuate segregation. Wallace claims major vicfory in Wisconsin MILWAUKEE, Wis. (UPI) - lAlabama's bantam Gov. George C.; Wallace today claimed a major victory in his first. against the civil rights bill on Northern battlegrounds by polling nearly 25 per cent of the total vote in Wisconsin's presidential pri mary. Favorite son Gov. John Key nolds of Wisconsin, the Democratic primary winner over Wallace by a 2-to-l margin, said Torrential rains drench parts of Dixie Weather Redlands Weather .Today Highest 81, Lowest 45 ' One Year Ago Highest 70, Lowest 55 Tomorrow's Sunrise and Sunset 5:26 a.m.— 6:16 p.m. No smog, allowable burning. San Bernardino Valley: Sunny Thursday. Low tonight 38-45. U.S. Weather Bureau Noon Forecast Sunny springtime weather will prevail over Southern California Thursday, Late tonight and early Thursday morning there will be some fog and low cloudiness along the beaches. The outlook for Friday is for early morning low clouds or fog near the coast bu^ otherwise sunny weather. Continued warm temperatures inland areas.' Temperatures and precipitation for the 24-hour period ended at 4 a.m.: High Low Precip. Boston Chicago Cincinnati Denver Fairbanks Fort Worth Helena Honolulu Kansas City Las Vegas Los Angeles Minneapolis New York Oklahoma City PalHj Springs Sacramento Salt Lake City San Francisco SeatUe Washington 44 39 .12 54 33 T 79 37 36 26 .05 42 27 67 41 43 22 82 70 .02 47 35 67 44 74 48 35 24 .03 54 52 .30 55 32 83 47 76 46 48 34 60 47 63 43 64 53 .53 By United Press International Torrential rains drenched the ahready storm-soaked Southland today, triggered flash floods in Georgia and Alabama and forced hundreds of persons from their homes. Heavy thundershowers rolled across the Cotton Belt and dumped 4.41 inches of rain at Montgomery, Ala., in six hours. More than 2 inches of rain pushed rising rivers even higher elsewhere. Flash flooding was reported in Columbus, Ga., and Phenix City, Ala. Several hundred persons were forced from their homes along the over - flowing Tallahome and Tallahala creeks near Laurel, Sliss. High water closed a state highway near Laurel and tem porary shelters were ordered set up for the homeless. Up to 4 inches of rain drenched a wide area in Alabama, pushing the Alabama. Lower Coosa, Tallapoose and Cahaba rivers toward the danger level. Residents of low-lying areas were ordered to be ready to move out. Asheville, N.C., was drenched with nearly 2 inches of rain Tuesday while rain-swollen mountain streams across the Smokies triggered mudslides be tween Gatlinbrug and Pigeon Forge, Tenn. Several hundred persons sought refuge from the rising streams ii\ Alabama,'Mississippi and Georgia. Alabama National Guardsmen were on a standby alert to assist flood victims and more flooding was predicted on the Little Pigeon and Duck Rivers in eastern Teanesse. Elsewhere in the nation, fog hamered airline operations m the New York City area, where a Pan .American World Airways jetliner carrying 150 persons skidded off the end of a fog- shrouded runway Tuesday night. More than 20 persons were injured in the mishap but there were no deaths. Cold air pushed across the Northern Plains into the Middle West and sent summery tem peratures falling toward the freezing mark. Frigid Canadian air sent snow flurries flying as far south as the Texas Panhandle Tuesday. Republican invaders and preju diced Wisconsinites had swelled the vote for the Alabaman. But Wallace, who campaigns back home on the slogan "Segregation now,. segregation tomorrow, segregation forever," crowed over his surprising quarter-million vote total that more than doubled predictions of his opponents. Snapping his fingers and clicking his heels in his Schroe der Hotel suite Monday night, he said: "We won a victory and wc know it. We won without win ning. We have done more than any other group to break the centralized control of the government." Chief Brave One Chomping a big cigar and sporting a ceremonial headdress after being adopted into the consolidated Indian tribes of Wisconsin as "Chief Brave One," Wallace told his cher- ing supporters: •You're governor said if I got 100,000 votes it would be a ca tastrophe. Well, I guess we've got two catastrophies." With almost complete returns in from Tuesday's voting, the segregationist governor collected well more than 30 per cent of the Democratic vote and almost outpolled the Republican favorite son candidate, winner Rep. John Byrnes. With 3,372 of the State's 3,553 precincts counted, the vote was: Reynolds 478,01' WaUace 246,985 Byrnes 283,554 MacArthur's body lies in state By H. D. QViCG United Press International WASHINGTON (UPI). — The body of General of the Army Douglas MacArthur was brought to Washington today for a proud farewell salute from President Johnson and other leaders of the government he served during his epic military career. Johnson and his top aides were on hand at Washington's Union Station as the MacArthur funeral train arrived from New York where mourning throngs had paid homage to the vah'ant 'old soldier" who died Sunday Following a funeral cortege along a circuitous rain-washed route past the White House, MacArthur's body lies in state today and Thursday at the Cap itol Hotimda—the same solemn site where the American people paid grieving frihute to the late John F. Kennedy less than five months ago. The solemn honors accorded the nation's dead heroes were arranged for the five-star general in the nation's capital — muffled drums, a 19-gun salute the cortege led by the riderless black - draped horse and an honor guard keeping a nightlong watch over the steel-grey coffin. For Public Viewing The place of rest at the Capitol Rotunda was the simple black catafalque first used to cradle the body of Abraham Lincota and more recently that of President Kennedy. The public was to be admitted to view MacArthur following eulogies by the House and Senate chaplains and laying of a wreath by Johnson. Thursday, MacArthur's body will be flown to Norfolk, Va. for final ceremonies and burial As his body was borne here from New York, the citizens of that city where he made his final home bid the hero it once cheered in triumph a silent, sorowing adieu. The high and the humble—a cross section of Americans — stood in long lines in the rain Tuesday to pay homage to this country's "fightingest genera! who first saw combat 61 years ago and commanded brilliantly m three major wars. From 10 a.m. until after 11 p.m., an estimated 35,000 mourners, some in tears, passed through the 7lh Regiment Arm ory where the body was re posed. At 8 a.m. EST today, the body of MacArthur was moved La a 50-minute military proces sion from the armory to Pennsylvania Station for the frain (Continued on page 2) Three jetliners skid on New Yoric runway, 37 hurt Gen. LeMay's term extended one year WASHINGTON (UPI) —President Johnson today extended the term of Gen. Curtis LeMay, chief of staff of the Air Force, until Feb. 1, 1965. LeMay's original appointment as Air Force chief of staff was extended one year by the late President John F. Kennedy instead of the usual two years. Babs marries again, this time another prince NEW YORK (UPI)— Three commercial airlmers, two of them carrying passengers and the other only the crew, skidded off runways at-New York's two major airports Tuesday night and today in dense fog. Two of the planes were giant Boeing 707 jets, one a Pan American Airways plane inbound from Puerto Rico, which over ran a Kennedy Airport runway Tuesday night with 145 persons aboard. The other jet was an El Al Israel Airlines plane which carried only a crew of five when it left a Kennedy Airport runway today. At least 37 persons were injured, 12 of them hospitalized, in Tuesday night's accident. No one was injured in today's two mishaps, the first of which involved an American Airlines plane inbound from Buffalo with 73 passengers and a crew of five. The plane bumped to a stop on a strip of construction gravel at La Guardia Airport. Herbert W. Brown, 48, East Roslyn, N. Y., a construction worker at La Guardia, was struck in the face by a stone tossed into the air by the airliner's wheels. He was removed to a hospital. The American Airlines prop- jet Electra suffered only minor damage in the accident at 9:45 a.m. It was removed to a hangar for repairs. The El Al airliner overshot the runway at 11:30 a.m., the third such accident in a 13-hour period. It came to a halt in a gras.sy section of the airport. The plane suffered only minor damage. Among those injured in the Pan Am mishap was the co-pilot Howard Grandy, Miami, who suffered a head wound requiring 10 stitches. The giant $5 million jetlmer, carrying vacationing travelers, many of them children, from San Juan, Puerto Rico to New York, had made an instrument landing just before the near- tragic mishap sent the plane "bumping" into the swamp. The nose of the airplane plowed into the mud and the blue and white jetliner cracked like a hard boiled egg." The crack in the fuselage occurred just forward of the wings. Crew Calms Passengers Later, passengers reported that near-hysteria had gripped the fravelers but the quick-acting nine-man, Miami-based crew calmed the 136 passengers, leading them out emergency doors on to the wings or [placing them in quickly inflated life rafts. There was no fire. Airport emergency crews. New York City firetrucks, ambulances and policemen converged on the crash area, about 200 feet south of a heavily traveled boulevard. Police used shears to cut through a wire inesh fence surrounding the airport grounds to rescue the passengers. The plane, flight 212, had stopped at Dulles Washington AiJTiort because of poor weather here. It had been due in from San Juan at 6:30 p.m EST and the accident occurred at 11:03 p.m. EST, according to the control tower. Survivors of the near-disas ter, many shoeless and streaked with blood from injuries, waded to safety in hip-deep mud. The uninjured survivors, clutciiing mud-spattered outer clothing and handbags, were taken- to the PAA terminal. They were given blankets and fed hot coffee and doughnuts. The Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) and the Queens district attorney's office launched immediate investigations to determine the cause of the accident. Asst. Dist. Atty. Edward N. Herman talked to a number of passengers. He said many "heard a noise of a grinding type. "Some claimed to have heard it coming into Washington and others near New York. They said it seemed to come fmuL the landing gear." Herman said he thought this was "significant" and his office planned . an investigation into the matter because "many of those people are seasoned jet travelers." Several other passengers, questioned by newsmen, claimed they had heard the same grinding noise while the plane was in flight between Dulles and Kennedy airports. George Van Epps, chief of safety investigaUon division of the New York regional office of the CAB, questioned the pilot, Capt. Herbert H. Dunker, of Coral Gables, Fla., at the airport. Dunker, a native of Milwaukee, Wis., is a 22 year veteran pilot with PA. He is a law graduate of Marquette University and was admitted to the Wisconsin bar in 1941. The weather bureau at Kennedy Airport reported that at n p.m., three minutes before the plane landed, there was a 300 foot ceiling with broken clouds and that visibility was one and one half miles. JIUTEPEC, Mexico (UPI)Barbara Button Mdivani Rev- entlow Grant Troubctzkoy Rub- irosa Von Cramm is a princess today for the third time. Laotian - \'ietnamese Prince Pierre R. Chao Doan, a 48- year-old chemical engineer and painter, became the 50-year-old Woolworth heiress' seventh husband in a "city-hall" ceremony Tuesday in this provincial town. A reception for about 30 guests at the new Princess Japanese-style home here followed the ceremony. Both bride and groom wore ceremonial Laotian wedding shawls at the marriage, which was performed by Mayor Fe lipe Casfrejon. He wore a white dinner jacket tmder his shawl and she wore a green-and-gold sari. Miss Button's feet were bare, the soles lacquered red in accordance with Laofian wedding customs. She wore a goW ring on each big toe and a twinkling bracelet around each ankle. Guests at the recepUon in eluded Lance Reventlow, the bride's only son. The seven- tiered pink wedding cake de­ noted the bridegroom's royal rank. Doan is a Buddhist. There was no immediate indication that Miss Button, who is a Prot estant, plans to adopt her new husband's faith. The previous princes in Miss Button's life were .Alexis Mdi­ vani, her first husband, and Igor Troubetzkoy, her fourth. Both were Russian. Her other husbands were Danish Count Curt von Bang witz - Reventlow, movie star I Gary Grant, Dominican diplo mat Porfirio Rubirosa and tennis champion Gottfried von Cramm, a former German baron. Navy jet crashes killing crew of two SAN DIEGO (UPI)-A Navy Phantom II jet fighter crashed and burned Tuesday on the edge of a canyon missile test site, killing both men aboard. The victims were the pilot, IX. Barry J. Packel, 27, and the radar intercept officer. Ens. William S. Campbell HI, 23. Gemini capsule goes into orbit successfully By ALVIN B. WEBB JR. United Press Intemafional CAPE KENNEDY (OTI) The United States rocketed an unmanned Gcmini-^capstde. into orbit today in a major step toward a space voyage by two astronauts aboard a simila craft within one year. An U-story Tltan-2, carrying the two-seater capsule on its nose, blasted into the sky at 11 a.m. EST to inaugurate the flight test phase of America': second asfronaut program Project Gemmi. Five minutes and 35 seconds ater, the cone-shaped capsule with its bumed-out second stage still attached, streaked into orbit above Bermuda at a speed of more than 17,000 m'des per hour. "We've got an orbit," yelled jubiliant Walter C. WiUiams, the Gemini operaUons director who today watched his final flight as an official in the pro gram. Also watching were the na lion's 29 astronauts, two of whom will be nominated within the next few weeks to ride Gemini capsule on a three-orbit trip around earth late this year or early in 1965. "This is a beaut," Williams said 11 minutes after the launch. Tracking stations aroimd the globe homed in on the highflying craft. Scientists planned to frack the Gemini ship for only a few hours. There were no plans to try to recover the craft from orbit. Belgian doctors take strike into second week BRUSSELS, Belgium (UPI)Belgian doctors took their sfrike against a government health plan into its second week today despite a religious leader's plea for both sides to resolve Uieir differences. The strike by nearly 10,000 doctors, which started April 1, has resulted in crowded hospitals, overworked nurses and emergency help from the army, includmg the use of soldiers as ambulance drivers and stretcher-bearers. Two doctors have been arrested in connection with the death from pleurisy, of a haby whose parents waited nine hours before a doctor arrived. Leon-Joseph Cardinal Suen- ens, Bel^an primate of the Roman Catholic Church, appealed in telegrams to the government and doctors federation Tuesday for a compromise solution that would insure adequate freat- ment of the sick. MacArthur charges his messages relayed to Reds NEW YORK (UPI) - The late General of the -Army Douglas MacArthur charged that he was betrayed in Korea by the British who were abetted by "fools" and "Anglo-Saxonphiles in Washington, it was reported today. The charge was contained in a memo written in 1954 by Scripps - Bo ward correspondent Jim Lucas after a long private conversation with MacArthur in New York. The memo, copyrighted by the. Scripps-Boward Newspapers, was published today. MacArthur bitterly criticized Presidents Harry S. Truman and Dwight D. Eisenhower, Generals George Marshall, Maxwell Taylor and Matthew Ridgway and hinted that former Secretary of State Dean Acheson curbed Truman's instincts lor an all-out war for victory in Korea, accordmg to Lucas. Lucas, who won a Pulitzeri Prize for his coverage of the Korean War, kept the memo in his files until today, feeling honor-bound not to report any of it as long as MacArthur was alive because of the seriousness of the charges and the frankness of the language. The general pulled no punches in describing his contemporaries: President Harry S. IVuman— "The little bastard honestly believes he's a patriot" MacArthur admitted, however, that Truman was "a man of raw courage and guts" who acted instinctively to the South Korean invasion unfil (Secretary of State) Dean Acheson brought him under confrol." President Dwight D. Eisenhower — Although he was "once man of honor," his administration did not make decisions on the basis of right or wrong "but purely on the basis of re electing Eisenhower and a Republican Congress." The late Secretary of Defense Gen. George Marshall — "an errand boy for the State Department" Gen. Maxwell Taylor, former Far East commander —"An ambiUous man who will never do anything to jeopardize his career." Gen. Matthew Ridgway, MacArthur's successor to the Korean command —"A chamelon" who "did a complete flip-flop in 24 hours" when he learned Peter Sellers holding own BOLL"nVOOD (UPI)— Eng lish actor Peter Sellers, 38, held his own today as modem science battled to save him from a heart seizure that had carried him near death. The actor was "awake and alert" after a night's rest and an attending physician said there were no complications during the night Doctors were hopeful for Sellers' recovery from the seizure that struck him down Monday while he was here filming a movie. There were signs of encouragement Tuesday night when a blood clot that had lodged in a vital section of the heart had partially dissolved. It had caused a blockage and called for emergency measures to maintain the flow of life-giving blood while anticoagulants were injected to clear the clot. The comedian's condition. still was "very, very critical," a spokesman said at Cedars of Lebanon HospitaL Washington opposed MacArthur's Korean War sfrategy. MacArthur's most serioui charge was that he. had the Communists in the "palm of my hand" several times during the Korean War but was prevented from crushing them "by the perfidy of the British and by constant harrassment and interference from Washington." He referred to this as The Great Betrayal, a story he said was unmatched in history but 'will never be told while I am alive,' " the Lucas memo said. MacArthur told Lucas that every message he sent to Washington from Korea and every message Washmgton sent to him "was shown to the British by the State Department, and that, within 48 hours, was relayed by the British, either through India or through the Russian Embassy in London, to the Chinese Communists." "Thus, he said, the Chinese Communists knew in advance every step he proposed to take" Lucas reported. "The Chinese Communists decided to come into the Korean War," he said, "after being assured by the British that MacArthur would be hamstrung and could not effectively oppose them." WASHINGTON (UPI)-A British Embassy spokesman said today there was no foundation to a charge attributed to the late Gen. Douglas MacArthur that Uie British had betrayed him in the Korean War by providing information to the Chinese Communists. A spokesman for the State Department flaUy refused comment on the story based on a memorandum by Scripps-Howard correspondent Jim Lucas (Continued on Page 4) DOaORS ON STRIKE - Two doctors have been arrested in Belgium after the death of 18-month-oId Erik Moon whose mother, shown here with three surviving children, asserted it took nine hours to get medical oid for her child. Some 10,000 Belgian doctors are in their second week of a strike in protest against a government health plan. .

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