74th Year Phone 793-3221 REDLANDS. CALIFORNIA, SATURDAY, APRIL N. 1964 $1^0 Per Month Sixteen Pages 10 Cents MEDIATORS - Presidenf Johnson meets ot the White House with his five-man team of federal mediators in an effort to solve the rail dispute. Foreground, Fronds J. O'Neill, chair- mon. Notional Mediation Board, and Asst. Labor Secretary James J. Reynolds. Seated from left Labor Secreiarf Willord Wirtz, George Taylor, Wharton School of Economics, University of Pennsylvania, Theodore Kheel, a New York arbitrator, and President Johnson. (UPl Telephoto) Congressman says contractors tipped off WASHINGTON (UPI) - A Pennsylvania congressman believes some defense contractors are tipped off to big contracts in advance by "pigeons" inside the Pentagon. Rep. Daniel J. Flood, D-Pa., in testimony made public by the House defense appropriations subcommittee Friday, said tliat a grand jury should look into the way some contracts are handled. He accused some defense firms of being "mother hens' which round up subcontractors in advance of bid announcements by using inside informa tion on contracts to be let. "This is one of the most vicious evils in the entire pro curement system," Flood told Air Force officials at a closed hearing of the subcommittee. MacArthur laid to rest under sunny Virginia sky Project Fire called off CAPE KENNEDY (UPl) — The space agency today re scheduled for Monday the "Project Fire" shot that got within four seconds of blastoff Friday before weather and technical problems forced its second postponement Moday's laimch time is 3:30 p.m EST, but scientists can wait as long as 11:30 p.m. if necessary to fire the cone- shaped payload into space for a fiery dive back to earth. Weather Redlands Today (11 a.m. Reading) Highest 68, lowest 48 One Year Ago Highest 72. Lowest 42 Tomorrow's Sunrise and Sunset 5:22 a.m. —6:18 p.m. U.S. Weather Bureau Noon Forecast Southern California: Jlostly sunny today and Sunday, but night and morning low clouds and fog near the coast Little temperature change. San Bernardino Valley: Mostly sunny today and Sunday, but some late night and early morning low clouds and fog. Slightly cooler today with highs near 75. Lows tonight 43-48. Temperatures and precipitation for the 24-hour period ended at 4 a.m.: Hiah Low Prccip. Boston Chicago Denver Fairbanks Fort Worth Helena Honolulu Kansas City l^as Vegas Los Angeles Minneapolis New York Oklahoma City Palm Springs Sacramento Salt Lake City San Francisco Thermal Washington NORFOLK, Va. (UPI)-Under sunny Virginia sky with a soft wind rippling the campaign flag he loved, America's old soldier was gently laid to rest today. Douglas MacArthur, general of the army, received the last honors from the Army he had served for 61 years in a cere many lasting one hour and 20 minutes. It began at the memorial the city of Norfolk established in bis name, proceeded to historic St Paul's Church for traditional Episcopal burial rites, and ended back at the memorial yiiih military honors. With several of his old comrades-in-arms looking on, the five-star general took his last bugle call—taps—at 10:36 a.m. after a 19-gun salute and the traditional three volleys of rifle fire for the dead. Late In the day, the plain, gray steel coffin will be placed on its permanent crypt in the depressed sarcophagus of the rotunda of the Douglas MacArthur Memorial Building in downtown Norfolk. Jean Faircloth MacArthur, the widow, began blinking as the final notes of taps wafted through the open memorial doors. When the eight-man de tail of casket bearers began the traditional military folding of the American flag that covered the coffin, she wept si- lenUy. But Mrs. MacArthur was en tirely composed when the es cort commander, Maj. Gen. Hugli M. Exton, presented herj Uie folded flag. The formalities clo.sed at 10:40 a.m. EST when color bearers affixed into their per. manent places on the rotunda wall Uie U.S. flag and MacArthur's five-star personal flag. Portugal ousts lawyers, ban Rights conference LISBON (UPI)—Portuguese security police today escorted four foreign attorneys, including two Americans, to the airport after they were "politely" or dercd to leave the country and banned from holding a news conference on "human rights in Portugal." Security police interrupted the lawyers just minutes before they were to hold the conference at the "fivoli Hotel and asked them to report to police headquarters. There they were "courteously invited to leave the country." The first of the attorneys to leave, Robert E. Treuhaft of San Francisco, Calif., boarded a plane for New York and the others were expected to be out of the country by 3 p.m. EST. A Foreign Ministry statement accused the lawyers of interfering in Portugal's internal affairs and disrupting the "pub lie order in conditions which arc not permitted in any coun- tiy." Of (he other attorneys, Robert W. Kenny of Los Angeles and Conrado (jomez of Mendoza, Argentina, were expected to fly to Paris late in the afternoon, and Norman A. Endicot was to leave on an Air Canada flight for Toronto. The attorneys earlier told newsmen arriving for the conference at the hotel that Portuguese security police had forbidden the conference. 60 41 52 40 62 34 32 21 76 53 59 33 83 70 .02 74 56 80 48 73 54 63 46 63 45 76 53 94 60 76 49 56 35 .18 63 49 94 60 67 40 Sellers sticks to script, jokes with his doctors HOLLYWOOD (UPI) — Peter Sellers, seemingly on his way to recovery after a nearly fatal heart attack, is sticking to his comedian's script by joking with his doctors. Sellers remained in serious condition, and physicians at Cedars of Lebanon Hospital em phasized Friday that Sellers was kept alive by a triumph of electronics — the pacemaker ma chine. Sellers, 38, suffered the at tack Monday. The massive cardiac halt^ his heart eight times, and each time the pacemaker picked up and main tained the correct rhythm of his heartbeat "He wouldn't be here if it hadn't been for the pacemaker," a hospital spokesman said. The comedian was removed from the critical list but re-| mained in the intensive care unit after his brushes with death. A doctor said earlier this week this if Sellers survived, he faced a lengthy period of recuperation. Because of the anticipated lengthy convalescence. Sellers was replaced in filming of "Kiss Me, Stupid," by Ray Walston, who appears in television's "My Favorite Martian." Communists urged to denounce China MOSCOW (UPI)-Soviet Premier Nndta S. Khrushchev and Hungarian Premier Janos Kadar issued a joint call today to Uie world Communist movement to denounce Communist China for its "subversive activities." The joint statement signed in Buadapest Thursday, was re leased by tiie official Soviet news agency Tass as Khrusfr chev headed back to Moscow from tus Hungarian trip, apparently to push his offensive against Peking. Bronco to be Brazil's iterim president RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (UPI)—Gen. Humberto Castelo Branco, 63, former army chief of staff, appeared certain to be elected interim president by Congress today with broad powers to rule Brazil. The other prominent candidates. Second Army commander Gen. Amaury Kruel and former President Marshal Eurico Caspar Dutira both said Friday they would not seek the post Goldwater rips Johnson's Cold War policies CIUCAGO (UPI)-Scn. Barry Goldwater Friday night accused President Johnson of "turning off lights of leadership, of conscience and honesty, of strength and courage" in the administration's prosecution of the cold war. As a result, he said, the nation is wandering aimlessly toward a terrible choice of "surrender or holocaust" in its confrontation with tiie Communists. "There is no goal, course or| purpose. We willin^y risk, at every turn, defeat in the cold war," he said. He told a shouting, cheering crowd of about 8,500 at a Youth for Goldwater rally in the International Amphitheater, "The truly reckless leadership in such a world as ours today is the laggard leadership that shrinks from decision, that confuses comfort and conscience, that busy time and votes with the fate of the entire free world." The Arizona senator, who is favored to win an easy victory over Son. Margaret Chase SmiUi of Maine in Illinois' Republican presidential primary Tuesday, said this generation and this nation was "not bom to sit in easy chair silence. Either we seek the victory of| freedom, the peace of freedom or we are not worthy of the| name American." Johnson hails rail talks as 'truest' bargaining WASHINGTON (UPl) -Presi- deny Johnson said today that renewed railroad management- labor talks during the 15-day truce constitute collective bargaining "in the truest sense of| the word." At Uie same time, he refused even to discuss prospects for an- ti-sbike legislation. "I am not here to bury collective bargaining —I am here to preserve it" the President told reporters at a news conference in the cabinet room. This was the same room where his five member mediation team met Friday with rep resentatives of both sides. They met today in another room across the hall at the White House. The mediation team Johnson named to try to resolve the strike-threatening crisis resumed its efforts this morning, first meeting with representatives of the five rail operating unions involved. This aitemoon, the mediators were set to meet with officials of the railroad com panics. The sessions will continue through the weekend, either at the White House or the next- dor Executive Office Building, officials said. Johnson apparently chose to keep the talks right at his elbow after dropping in several times at Friday's day-long sessions in the cabinet room of the executive mansion. Johnson wants his mediators to give him a progress report by next Wednesday. Bargaining sessions were planned for right through the weekend and eveiy day necessary thereafter, either at the .White House or the nearby Executive Office Building. The President deeply concerned at the outcome of the talks, was reported to be deter- mind to get an agreemeat in the five-year-old dispute before th IS-day no-strike truce expires April 25. The Chief Executive opened the talks Friday, dangling before the railroads and the im- ions the "carrot" of a new era of labor peace in.ihe.industry if they should agree.^t following that up with the "stick" of an unspecified government crackdo^vn if they do not. The outiook for agreement was considered good by Johnson and other top labor department officials. They realize that legislation is the only way to block a crippling nationwide stirike if there is no agreement but they want to soft-pedal this alternative at this point to concentrate on some hard bargaining. The President and other officials involved were said to believe that if three or four major issues—pay structure, work jurisdiction, overtime and the like—can be solved, another delay will be arranged to clean up the rest of the problems. TTiese issues are not regarded as insoluble and answers have been found in other bargaining situations. But the five imions, often split over strategy in the past are believed to be more unified now and some sources close to the negotiations believe the 15- day grace period will not produce a setUement and the crisis will erupt again April 25. U.S. helicopter crashes in Viet 10 killed SAIGON (UPI) - A U.S. Army helicopter ferrying South Vietnamese troops into battie crashed and burned south of here Friday, killing three Americans and seven Vietna mese. A fourth American, the co pilot of the helicopter, was hospitalized here for treatment of serious injuries. Four Americans have been killed in air crashes in this country in the past two days. The toll of the war against Communism In ^^et Nam now stands at 20S Americans dead, 126 of them killed iii eombatl A U. S. military spokesman said Uie taQ broka off the troop - carying helicopter for "unknown mechanical reasons" about 10 miles northeast of Camau near South Viet Nam's southern tip. The helicopter crashed on the second day of intensive fighting between government and Communist troops in the Mekong River delta south of Saigon. Wife kissed another man, he kills her VAN NUYS (UPI) —The fa- there of four children was being held for Superior Court arraignment today on charges he strangled his wife because she kissed another man at a party. Gene Linley, 29, Sepulveda was bound over to Superior Court Friday following prelim- Bank employe held for $972,377 shortage FAIRFIELD, Ifl. (UPI)' - A former Baptist minister from politically prominent family remained in seclusion today while Federal Bureau of Investigation accountants probed his financial affairs in an effort to trace $972,371.41 missing at the bank which employed him. While the federal agents checked the "ingenious manipulations" at the bank, Lee Roy Brown, 29, was at home but too ill to talk, according to bis wife. He had been. hospitalized earlier in the week for a stom ach disorder and "nervous-1 ness." . Brown remained hospitalized until Thursday, when FB agents whisked him to East St Louis, nL, for arraignment before U.S. Commissioner Elvira Stone on a charge of embezzling $15,000 from the Fairfield inary hearing before Municipal Judge Raymond R. Roberts. He was ordered to appear in the Ugher court April 24. Linley surrendered to Burbank police Saturday. He was quoted by officers as saying he strangled his 30-year-old wife, Connie, because she kissed another man. National Bank. Brown waived preliminary hearing and was fi-eed on SIO, OOO bond posted by his father- m-law, Wayne County Treasurer Loren Mauck. The FBI said it would take at least four more days to evaluate the manipulations of bank ledgers to conceal the shortage and at least 30 days to trace the nearly SI million. The shortage was uncovered April 2 when an employe noticed that an error had been made in the posting of an ac Plot to Castro failed n final hours Khrushchev plans fireside TV chat MOSCOW (UPI)-Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev, on his way back to Moscow, announced today he will address the nation Sunday in a "fireside" television chat about his Hungarian Urip. The Soriet news agency Tass distributed the announcement The premier frequenUy gives a report to the nation when he returns from a foreign trip. But Western observers believed this time he may use the occasion to push his offensive against Red China. HALIFAX, N.S. (UPI) - A plot to assassinate Fidel Castro during a television address to the Cuban nation was betrayed its final hours, three Cuban defectors said Friday night Several television actors and technicians planned to electrocute the Cuban leader during a television speech at the University of Havana March 13, by rigging a high voltage cable to his microphone the refugees said. Two leading TV personalities were executed and some IS technicians and actors, including six women, were jailed after a feUow actor revealed the plan to police, the refuge<es added. The three Cubans, former stevedores at Havana harbor, escaped from Cuba via ship re- centiy and now are in immigration detention quarters here. U.S. ottaches protest Russ travel ban MOSCOW (UPI) -AH 18 U.S. military attaches are remaining in Moscow in a self • imposed (ravel ban to protest Soviet restrictions on four American and one British attache, American official sources said today. A previous report that other Western military attaches were joining the Americans' voluntary travel ban proved incorrect The American action came after Soviet authorities imposed 90-day, no - travel restrictions following incidents involving U.S. air attaches Lt Col. Edgar Smith and Capt Edmund J. Zvetina, both of Dayton, Ohio, and naval attaches Lt Cmdr. Stuart Savage, Alma, count The next morning bank employes found a note written by Brown in the bank's night depository. Authorities said that in the note Brown admitted taking money from the bank in the last seven of the ten years which he had worked for the institution as a bookkeeper. The FBI said it was attempting to leam whether there was more than one person involved in Uie shortage. The bank is in sured to cover the loss. Brown, a $6,000 a year bookkeeper, joined the bank staff shorUy after graduating from high schooL He was ordained as a Baptist minister while working at the bank. Lee Boy Brown, a father of two and active in the Junior Chamber of Commerce, recently built a modem farm home on land given him by Mauck, _ former chakman of the Wayne County board of supervisors and a leader in the county's Republican organizab'on. T h house was estimated to worth about $35,000. be 2000 LA. high school students riot after meet LOS ANGELES (UPI) —Four youths were in custody today in Uie aftermaUi of a riot by 2, 000 high school students in which a police ofiicer was hit in (he face with a brick. Shortly after the end of a track meet Friday between Jefferson and Manual .Arts High Schools, an off-du^ officer, Joe Northey, was taking a spectator suspected of drinking to a patrol car. Some students tried to prevent the arrest Bricks, rocks and botties were burled. Windows in the police car were broken. A call went out for more patrol cars, and it took more than 100 officers from three police divisions to restore order. Northey was taken unconscious to Central Receiving Hospital. Attendants said he might have a fractured skuU. Another officer and two ambulance attendants received minor injuries when their vehicles Kan., and Lt Leocard Bracken, collided en route to Uie riot Philadelphia. 'scene. President says not trying to impose solution WASHINGTON (UPI) - President Johnson said today the government is not attempting to impose a solution in the railroad crisis, but trying to be helpful with the hope of a decision by labor and management in the best interests of the public. Johnson, at an impromptu news conference, discussed the railroad crisis and made these other announcements: —The high altitude All Air Force plane has broken the Soviet speed record for aircraft a number of times. The President said the Soviet speed record was 1,675 miles per hour, while the All had flown over 2,000 miles per hour. —He welcomes conciliatory references to him recenfly by Soviet Premier Nikita S. Khrushchev, and said the Communist leader is "seeking to preserve peace in the world." —Gen. Earle G. Wheeler, Army chief of staff, is being sent to SouUi Viet Nam this week to join Secretary of State Dean Rusk in conferences with American and South Vietnamese officials. —The number of Soviet troops in Cuba has "declined substantially" in recent months. He would not specify any numbers. —That he interpreted the showing made in the Wisconsin presidential preferential primary by Gov. George Wallace of Alabama this way: "Seventy- five per cent voted against him." This was after a reporter asked bow the chief executive felt about Wallace getting 25 per cent of the vote. Nixon lays wreath at Hiroshima HIROSHIMA, Japan (UPI)Former Vice President Richard M. Nixon flew here today and laid a wreath at the mouument for the victims of the world's first atomic bomb. Nixon, who is winding up a 24-day four of Asia, drove to Peace Park from the airport. He laid the WTeath and stood for two minutes of silent prayer while about 60 persons, mostly high school students and few American servicemen, Hooked on. Two downed fliers on raft off Hawaii Ignore money INDEPENDENCE, Iowa (UPI)—The burglars who looted Uie JiP Shoe Store here Friday ignored the money in Uie cash register but took $300 worUi of shoes. HONOLULU (UPI) - The (^ast Guard reported today that one of its planes had spotted two downed fliers alive in the water about 105 miles northeast of Hib, Hawaii, and a cutter was being rushed to the scene to pick them up. A Coast Guard spokesman here said the two fliers — J. B. Gardner of Manila, Philippines, and Victor Koss, 39, Hayward, Calif., — were in a life raft "and do not appear to be in need of great medical assistance. Gardner and Koss were forced to ditch their twin-engine PV2 Ventura at 2:18 a.m. HST (4:18 a.m. PST) when a malfunction ic the fuel system caused a large loss of fueL They were on a flight from Oakland, Calif., to Honolulu. The Coast Guard said that the men were sighted in the water at approximately 7:20 a.m. by as Air Force para-rescue plane and a Coast Guard plane. Another plane —an Aero Commander — which accompanied the Lockheed Ventura on the flight continued on to Hilo without mishap' after the Gardner plane .was forced to sit down in the ocean. The sea was reported calm and-the night warm and clear when the plane ditched.' Two Coast Guard C130 rescue aircraft were with the PV2 when it west dowa and they dropped flares to mark the ditching spot Earlier, the Coast Guard reported it had failed to see any survivors. The Aero Ckimmander's pilot was identified by the Coast Guard as Kenneth Staley of Manila. The name of Staley's co-pilot was not immediately available. The two planes were being ferried to Manila on consignment to Aero Service Corp., Manila, according to Koss's wife. The F.4A said Uie pilot radioed Friday night Uiat a jammed fuel valve caused the plane to lose large quantities of fuel He said he was changing course from Honolulu to Hilo which was closer.
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