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facts; 74th Year Phone 793-3221 REDUNDS. CALIFORNIA, MONDAY. APRIL 13. 1964 $1.50 Per Month Sixteen Pages 10 Cents Grissom, Young to ride U. S. two-seater spaceship SKIERS KILLED - Ski champions Bud Werner, (1962 photo) Steamboat Springs, Colo., end Barbaro-Morio (Barbi) Henneberger (1960 photo) Munich, West Germany, were killed in on avalanche of snow on the Vol Saluver slopes Sunday ot St. Moritz, Switzerland. They were part of on international group of ski racers assembled to make a skiing film. (UPl Telephoto) Goldwater favorite in Illinois Cmc .^GO (UPI) - Illinois voters go to the polls Tuesday in the cation's tJiird presidential election of tlie year. Sen. Barry M. Goldwater is tlie odds on favorite to v,-ia the Republi can vote. Goldwater faces Sen. Margar^ et Chase Smith, R-Haine. Both have put in little more than token appearances on the state's campaign trail. Goldwater backers, however, have predicted that the Arizona Republican will win and 'win big. Illinois, they say, is Goldwater country. Former Vice President Richard M. Nixon called off a writC' in campaign on his behalf in the interests of "party unity." Backers of Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge also dropped their write-in campaign as the primary drew near. There is no contest in the Democratic race. Skiers ignore warnings, avalanche kills two HOUSTON (UPI)—Space vet eran Virgil I. (Gus) Grissom and former test pilot John W, Young will ride America's first two-seater Gemini spaceship on a three-orbit around earth, pos sibly about Christmas time, it was announced today. Grissom, who rode a Redstone rocket on a 15-minute sub-orbital journey July 21, 1961 and said frankly he was "scared a good portion of the time," will become the first American to make two flights mto space. The selection of the stocky, moon-faced Grissom, 38. and dark-haired 33-year-oId Young to the piooering flight in the Project Gemini was announced by the National Aeronautics and Space Administratian (NASA) at its new manned spacecraft center 25 miles south of Houston. Project Mercury veteran Wal ter M. Schirra, 40, who made a si.\-orbit space flight Oct. 3, 1962, was named a "backup" Gemini fUght pilot along with new astronaut Thomas B. Stafford, 33. Grissom, an Air Force major and a member of the nation's original seven-man Project Mercury team, will lend the hand of experience to the pi^ lot's seat inside the left hatch iof the cone-shaped, 7,000-pound Gemini capsule. Top Moon Prospect Riding in the co-pilot's slot will be the steady - handed Young, a Navy lieutenant com mander, whose comparative youth makes him a top prospect for a flight to the moon aboard a three-man Apollo spaceship which the United States plans to launch about 1970. Grissom who just got out of his Mercury capsule before it sank in the Atlantic after his 'flight, said it was "a real honor to be selected as lead-| off man for the Gemini project "I am very happy," he said. "It is a real pleasxu-e," said Young. "We have got a lot of work ahead of us and I know it is going to be extremely interesting." Grissom has been assigned to the two-man Gemini orbital flight project since its inception and this was a factor in his selection, space officials said. Selection of the first Gemini pilots and Russia's successful orbiting of a new, mancuvera- ble satellite caUed "Polyot 2" Sunday were indications of MAJ. VIRGIL L. GRISSOM stepped-up drives by the Unit ed States and Russia to send astronauts and cosmonauts on more ambitious flights into space this year. The next Soviet manned space shot is expected in a matter of days or weeks. It probably will involve an at tempt to link up two Vostok- type spaceships launched sep­ arately into orbit—a feat America's Gemini spacemen expect to try late in 1965. The successful shot which put an unmanned Gemini capsule mto orbit last Wednesday from Cape Kennedy kept alive the American hopes for getting more men into space before the end of this year. The nation's last manned flight was the 22.9 orbit voyage of astronaut I>. Gordon Cooper Jr., last May 16-17. Fix December Target .If Project Gemini is spared any major hitches for the next eight months, Grissom and Young will don silvery space suits and — about mid-morning on a day next December — climb through the hatches of a Gemini capsule on launch pad 19 at Cape Kennedy. . A two-stage Titan 2 will hurl them into an orbit ranging from about .100 miles to more than 180 miles above earth. The two will circle earth three times, cover a distance of about 80,000 miles in about 4V2 hours and return to a landing in the Atlantic Ocean south of Bermuda. Schirra and Stafford would be used for the flight should Grissom and Young not be able to make it. Weather Redlands Today Highest 90, Lowest 50 Sunday Highest 90, Lowest 45 Saturday Highest 72, Lowest 48 One Year Ago Highest 84, Lowest '48 Tomorrow's Sunrise and Sunset 5;20 a.m. — 6:19 p.m. No smog, allowable burning. U.S. Wtather Bureau Noon Forecast Sunny weather will prevail in most of Southern California today, 1\iesday and Wednesday but there \rUl be considerable fog along the immediate coast. Afternoon temperatures will be decidely warmer in most sections today and a few degrees " warmer Tuesday. On Wednesday the coastal sections will be much cooler, but the mountains and deserts will remain quite warm. Highs this afternoon will be in the 60s in the mountains, near 70 along the beaches, in the high SOs - and 90s in the coastal and intermediate valleys, in the SOs in the upper des ert valleys and in the 90s in the lower desert valleys. Fiv» Day 'Forecast No precipitation and tempera tures three to eight degrees above normaL Temperatures and precipita tion for the 24-hour period ended at 4 a.m. High Lew Precip. ZURICH, Switzerland (UPD- Swiss investigators said today that apparent "gross negligence" caused an Alpine avalanche that killed star U.S. Olympic skier Wallace (Bud) Werner and a German girl Olympic ski champion Stmday while they were makiag a movie. The district attorney's office said' manslaughter by negligence charges may be filed. Two representatives of the U.- S. Ski Association arrived here today to claim the body of Werner, 29, Steamboat Springs, Colo., who had retired from the breakneck competition of ski racing only last month. Werner and Miss Barbara- Marie Henneberger, 23, buried by a huge snow slide while they were making an action ski movie with a group of 12 other top skiers on an Al- pme sbpe near St. Moritz. A spokesman at the district attorney's office at Samaden, a village near St Horitz, said a preliminary public investigation indicated the accident appeared to have been due to "gross negligence." He said the movie group bad ignored repeated warnings in starting work on a slope that had been declared a danger zone and off limits to skiers. Charges Arc Possible The spokesman said proceedings will start Tuesday to de- Sen. Engle fails in effort to speak in Senate President hit by Spring fever, plays golf twice Boston Chicago Cincinnati Denver Fairbanks Fort Worth Helena Honolulu Kansas City Las Vegas Los Angeles Minneapolis New York Oklahoma City Palm Springs Sacramento Salt Lake City San Francisco SeatUe Washington 61 38 64 54 Jl 64 56 Ol 51 31 24 13 .88 87 45 .30 45 33 82 71 .02 SO 45 75 49 73 53 63 51 .72 57 43 92 36 95 59 82 55 50 32 70 55 53 43 .06 72 53 WASHINGTON (UPI)-Presi dent Johnson showed signs of spring fever over the weekend when he took advantage of balmy weather to escort tourists and -get out on the golf course. On both Saturday and Sunday the President greeted sightseers at the vndte House and played an afternoon round of golf at Burning Tree Country Club in nearby Maryland. Johnson and his family also attended church Sunday, but their departure for the services was delayed briefly while the Secret Service and Washington police checked out a report of "prowlers" in the basement of St Mark's Episcopal Church. In the basement police found two young deaf ir.utes, one in the chapel area and the other seated on a coal pile near the furnace. They were in the base raent to visit a special chapel there for the deaf. The Secret Service then flashed a "go ahead" signal to the ^Vhite House. As a result of the delay, the President and his party, including Defense Secretary and Mrs. Robert A. Mc Sen. Lausche says violenee harms rights WASHINGTON (UPI) — Sen. Frank Lausche, D-Ohio, said today that the Negro civil rights drive has been "markedly" harmed by violence and threats of riolence. In a speech to the Senate, Lausche singled out civil rights demonstrations in Cleveland saying that thera was evidence that "we have people learned in the technique of creating chaos and disorder." Lausche said the disregard for law has not been in the "interest either of the Negro people or the security of our country." / Namara, arrived seven minutes late at the church. On Saturday after looking ia at railroad labor-management negotiations in the cabinet room, Johnson took a walk on the south lawn of the White House. He noticed a long line of tourists waiting to enter one of the main gates. He ordered guards to open a secondary gate, and to the delight of about 100 wide-eyed vis itors, led them on a 10-minute walk around the lawn before re turning to the 'White House for lunch. Later in the afternoon, John son escaped what he has called the "salt mine," to go to the Burning Tree Chib for a round of golf. After church Sunday, Johnson repeated the performance. wcroitermine whether charges of manslaughter by negligence will be brought agamst members of WASHINGTON (UPI) — Ail- the film group. ing Sen. Clair Engle of Califor- The preUminary investigaUon g j,ting to come back from l^T^t TsXX't ejects of brain ^ge^ in time| spokesman said. He said it ^ save his pohbcal career, showed that the group in en- tried but failed to speak before tering the dangerous zone, bad the Senate today, passed three warning signs say- xhe Califonua Democrat, who ing: "off Umits," "danger" jg working with a speech thera and "do not pass—stop." pist in an effort to regain his Meanwhile, U. S. Oylmpic speech in time to wage a politi- Skiing Coach Bob Beattie and cal campaign, made bis bid to Jacques F. Bultcrman, a dircc- resume active public life today lor of the U. S. Ski AssociaUon, in introducing legislation to de- arrived en route to St. Moritz lay construction of an atomic where they will claim Werner's power plant at Bodega Head, body. It will be flown back to Calif. (Continued on Page 3) But he couldn't make it and the legislation finally was introduced by Sen. Pat McNamara D-Mich., as Engle stood mute at his desk. Engle, supported by 'two aides, stood silently with the resolution in his hand after Sen, Spessard L. Holland, D-Fla yielded the floor so that Engle could introduce the measure. As the minutes ticked by, Mc Namara moved over and asked if he could introduce the legislation for Engle. He took it from Engle's hand and announced he was submitting it in Engle's behalf. Engle, who underwent the brain surgery in August, walked into the chamber with two aides at his side. Britisli against field in Academy Awards SANTA MONICA, Calif. (UPI)—It's Uie BriUsh against the field in tom'ght's Academy Awards with "Tom Jones" expected to win the best picture award. Almost half the performers nominated for the S6th annual Oscar awards were Britons, including three nominees for best actor: Albert Finney, Richard Harris and Rex Harrison. Dapper Jack Lemmon will be master of ceremonies for the two-hour show at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium. Some 2,500 celebrities were to be on band for the motion pic ture wingding which held such contrasts as "Deopatra," the most expensive movie ($40 million), competing against "Lilies of the Field," one of the least e.\pensive at $450,000. The English production of the Henry Fielding classic, "Tom Jones," led all others with 10 nominations. Its star, Albert Finney, was favored to win best actor. Johnson hurls ball for big season opener BULLETIN WASHINGTON (UPI) President Lyndon Johnson, a rookie from Texas, opened the 19M maior league baseball season with two ceremonial pitches today and then profet* tional pitchers Ken McBrlde end Julio Navarro of the Los Angeles Angels combined to shut out the Washington Senators, 4-0, on one hit. ^^^^^ ^ introduce WA<?HTWf:Tnw rrrpiu -PrPd resoluUon, he had to WASHINGTON (UPI)-Presi- ^ ^^^^ ^^ j^^^ dent Lyndon Johnson got the u,e aides. 1964 major league baseball sea son rolling in free • wheeling Texas fashion today as he let fly with a floater then a hard right • hand throw to signal "play ball" for the Washington Senators and Los Angeles Angels. Johnson, m his debut Rusk differs with plan of De Gaulle as MANILA (UPI)—Secretary of State Dean Rusk and French ,.„on:„« n,Tr,» Forclgu Minister Maurice Cou- S deSW'Ss -Mumlle diflered sharply best former Texas sandlot style ^^L"" .^^"w .Sf,if^ as he quickly uncorked not one G?uUe s plan for neutrahzmg but two ceremonial pictures. JJ^^' ^am. informed sources ?! tot floated into the ^"j^^^^ j^^^^j^ ,„3^ 3^. TLS. ^^^^ ruth ^/A ^iL ^^^o^l^! ^es ^'S.aTr S ^S ^y Sr ^er^. "tSH^ ^ K^a^ii oaiijr jroinci. y ^^j neutralization plans Even while the scramble was f^^^ „ever worked and cited on, Johnson winged out a sec- j^^j gs an example. ond Bitch that carried over the „ , __,. „ heads of photographers and the .J^^^^Jj ^^J .^^^^^l players in front of the Presi-tte dential box to the middle of the ministers that France, did not infield where it was captured ^^"^^ governmental WaSa pUcher C ^tnicture > South Viet Nam Daniels. sufficient to cope with Communist aggression and that "a political solution" should be sought He questioned whether a military victory against Communist guerrillas was possible, Quofe of Day WASHINGTON — Sen. Jacob|sources said. K. Javits, R-N.Y.. explaining why he does not favor a cloture vote to end debate on the civil JUn >P» nom Onoge rights bill at this time: LOg ANGELES (UPI)—Police "I really think that we will reported today that Bruce F. get the panU beat off us if we Tressler, 60, Huntington Park, try to have a vote for cloture plunged to his death Sunday at this rather equitable, gentle- from a bridge over the Los An- manly pace." gdes River. Gomulka in Moscow: Pole joins Khrushchev in battle with Peking MOSCOW (UPI)—Polish Communist party leader 'Wladyslaw Gomulka publicly lined up with Premieir Nikita S. Khrushchev today against Peking. Flying in from Warsaw fori what may be a restricted .East European Communist summit meeting, Gomulka told Khrushchev at the airport: Our parties hold identical views on the tasks of the socialist camp, on the strategy and tactics of the international revolutionary workers' movement ... the unity of the Communist camp is of paramount significance and actions directed against that unity are irre- Khrushchev alive and well despite rumor of death NEW YORK (UPI) - Rumors that Soviet Premier Khrushchev wes dead spread through the world at mid afternoon today, but an o^ fieial press spokesman in Moscow checked by western correspondents indiceted the Russian leader was alive and well. The report began with e German News Agency DPA which carried word at 12:53 p.m. PST that Khrushchev had died et 1T:» e.m. PST. The Gtrman agency said the source of the information was the official Soviet news agency, Tass, but five minutes later DPA esked that the dispatch be held up. No such report eppeered on the Tass wires and a Tass official in Moscow told the UPI correspondent there that es far as he knew, Khrushchev wes "elive and %vell." Dcmoge to school EAST LOS ANGELES (UPI) —Damages in a week end vandalism spree at Humphreys Avenue Elementary School were estimated today at $4,000. sponsible and extremely harm ful." Other East European lead ers were believed beading for Moscow to discuss the looming) possibility of a breakup off world communism into rival Soviet and Chinese branches. Gomnlka's party, diplomats! said, is a key factor in Moscow's attempt to control the direction of world communism. Summit Net Mentioned The Polish leader's brief airport speech did not mention the Kremlin-proposed world Communist summit conference, which some of Khrushchev's allies apparently feared might formalize and make pennaaent the Sino-Soviet breach. While otherwise supporting Khrushchev fully, the Polish party has apparently been dragging its feet on the world summit idea. Khrushchev confined his remarks at the airport to a dec laration that "our parties workj together for unity and cohesion of the international Communist movement.' Informed sources s»d the Communist, leaders of East Germany and Czechoslovakia, Walter Ulbricht and Anbmin Novotny,. also would travel to take part in talks on how tc deal with Communist China. Gomulka and Polish Premier Josef Cyrankiewicz were hers for the official purpose of cele- bra ting Khrushchev's 70tl: birthday Friday. The sourcei said this reason also could be given for the trips of the other bloc leaders. But the main reason, they said, it to plan the next move] in Khrushchev's offensive against the rival leadership in Peking. Appears On TV In a televised "fireside chat" Sunday, Khrushchev attacked Peking before a home audience for the first time since last November, when Moscow began its propaganda truce. Khrushchev's speech,^-however, brought few surprises to Soviet viewers who had kept up with his anti-Peking barrages during his lOO-day tour of'Hun­ gary this month. HJgfi tide floods home areas in Anchorage ANCHORAGE. "Alaska (UPI) —ffigh spring tides flooded residential areas of earthquake-battered Anchorage today and isolated at least one small Alaskan community. Two feet of water surged into some areas, and the Alaska Civil Defense warned that the depth may increase, to four feet during high tide periods today and Tuesday. High tides are normal in Alaska in the spring, but damage from the disastrous Good Friday earthquake left much of the state's seacoast unsually vulnerable to damage from the water. In some areas, the big earthquake caused ground levels to drop,, and it also destroyed seawalls aiid other protection from the tides. The flooding tides struck Sunday shortly after the Anchorage area was jolted by a sharp aftershock of the Good Friday; quake. Seismokgists at the University of Alaska said the aftershock occurred at 6:36 a.m. PST., and registered 6 to 6.5 oa the Bichter scale. White House pressures rail strike f alls WASHINGTON (UPI)— Kail- road labor leaders and management representatives, under intense White House pressure to avoid a na&nwide rafls strike, resumed "issue-by-issue" negotiations today. Representatives of the two long-warring sides met under the presidential eye at the Executive Office Building next to the White House. White House Press Secretary George E. Reedy said in reporting the resumption of talks that Walter Heller, chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisers, had given the President an estimate of the economic impact a strike would have. Reedy said the President attended some sessions of a negotiating session Sunday that ran from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. TTien, according to Reedy, there was a night session from 7:30 p.m. until 11 p.m. Meeting on the second floor of the Executive Office Buildmg the negotiations went back into session at 10 a.m. today, but the President did not participate in the morning meeting. "I think this probably is going to be the sUtus for the rest of the day," Reedy said shortly before noon. Reedy said earlier the negotiations, aided by government mediators, were making a "very sincere earnest, genuine try." Carey looks forward to great partnership WASHINGTON (UPI) - The president-elect of the U. S. Chamber of Commerce called on business and government today to form a "great partnership" to solve the country's economic problems. Walter F. Carey told a news conference that he applauded 'a good many" of President Johnson's policies and looked forward to cooperating with the President But Carey said that the Johnson administration was "guilty of overspending in some areas" such as the area redevelopment administration. Carey is president of a $20- million a year trucking firm. Automobile Carriers - Dealers Transit Inc., of Birmingham, Mich. He has been elected by the chamber's board of directors to succeed Edwin P. Neilan, who now becomes chairman of the board. During the past year, Neilan has been sharply critical of many administration programs, particularly urban renewal and public housing. Carey said that in calling for a parfaership of business and government, he was not departing from Neil, an's policies.

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