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facts; 74th Year Phone 793-3221 REDLANDS. CALIFORNIA, TUESDAY. APRIL 14, 1964 $1.50 Per Month Fourteen Pages 10 Cents r J SUDS, SUDS, SUDS — Pranksters turned the picturesque founloin in front of Safety Hall into a pool of snow-white soap suds during the night by dumping in o large quonlity of detergent. Dipping out o handful of the sudsy froth is Sheryl Theys, 12 San Gorgonio, who encountered the outdoor bubble bath on her way to school this morning. Police said soap hos been poured in the fountain on previous occasions. (Daily Facts photo) High tides again batter vulnerable Alaska coast ANckORAGE. Alaska (UPD- Abnormally high spring tides in part a legacy of the Good Friday earthquake, tt-ij] hit Alas ka's vulnerable coastline again today. Eleven of the 46 residents of| Portage, about 50 miles south east of here, were removed by helicopters Monday when high tides surged into the streets carrying slabs of ice the size of| houses. Mrs. Wlnora Lewis of Portage] told Air Force personnel the Greece protests persecution by Turks ATHENS, Greece (UPI) Greece today protested to Tur key against Turkish persecution and expulsion of Greek resi dents. Authoritative sources said the protest note was a final effort to convince the Turkish govern ment to stop the actions against Greeks in Turkey. The actions are the result of the dispute over Cyprus. The sources said Greece will consider reprisals against Turks in this country if anti-Greek measures and threats to the Greek Orthodcv patriarchate continue in Turkey. Weather Redlands Today Highest 95, Lowest 54 One Year Ago Highest 69, Lowest 48 Tomorrow's Sunrise and Sunset 5:18 a.m. — 6:20 p.m. F No smog, allowable burning. •< San Bernardino Valley: Sunny Wednesday. Continued warm. Lows tonight 48-55. U.S. Weather Bureau Noon Forecast Warm sunny weather will con tinue over Southern California this afternoon and Wednesday. Tonight it \vill be generally clear with only a few patches of fog on the beaches. Highs this afternoon will be much warmer than Monday west of the coastal mountains and, a few degrees over mountains and deserts. Some cooling is likely near the coast on Thursday. Temperatures and precipita tion for the 24-hour period end ed at 4 a.m.: High Low Preeip. Boston Chicago Cincinnati Benver 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 Washrngton 60 47 .04 64 47 T 66 40 .12 52 33 16 4 T 71 45 49 32 80 72 64 42 81 SO 89 64 54 33 .45 64 53 .23 70 44 98 59 S3 55 59 55 79 56 53 43 69 5S .18 water "came to about four feet deep" in the restaurant where she worked. "It brought in huge slabs of ice—some of them as big as' houses," said Mrs. Lewis, one of those who refused to be avac- uated. At Girdwood, about 30 miles southeast of here, many refused to leave the town and spent the night in snow and 28-degree cold with no shelter and only the food they carried on their backs. The tides wiped out- a IM- mile section of the Alaska Sail- road and destroyed parts of the highway from Anchorage to Seward, state police said. Alaska normally has high tides in the springtime but the terrific energy generated by the Good Friday earthquake caused ground levels to drop and in some areas destroyed seawalls and other, tide protection. Kodiak Island, about 250 miles south of here, was lowered about 5V4 feet by the force of the earthquake and much of the business district of the to^vn of Kodiak was reported flooded. No injuries or fatalities were reported. Churchill leaves as speech starts LONDON (UPI)-Sir Winston Churchill surprised onlookers when he left the House of Commons today just before the start of the budget speech. It was quickly determined, however, that the 89-year-old former prime minister had not left the chamber because he was ill, as bad been feared. Although Sir Winston's health has been reported quite good recently for his age he walks with difficulty and was assisted out of the chamber. At Churchill's home a spokesman said the old statesman "felt fine" as he departed for Commons where he is finishing out his last term as a member of Parliament after sitting over a span of more than 60 years. He is not seeking re-election this fall but there have been suggestions he be granted an unprecedentd honorary life membership. School bonds on November ballot Assembly votes SACRAMENTO (UPI) - The Assembly voted today to put a S270 million school bond on the November general election bal lot, making it No. .1 In an emotion - charged two- hour debate, the lower chamber adopted a series of amendments to the administration - backed school loan program. A final vote oa. approval of the bill—now almost routine — will come late this week or early next week. The Assembly heard claims that the administration had been playing "poh'tical football" with education by tying the bond bill to a Rumford Housing statute. Assemblyman John Veneman, R-Modesto, made the charge in pressing for an amendment, unsuccessfully, to boost the school bond total to $335 million—an increase of $75 million from the original program. "Education has borne the brunt of a political game by the administration in their effort to get the fair housing initiative on the November ballot," Veneman said. Although turmng aside Veneman's amendments, the lower chamber adopted one by Assem bly Speaker Jesse M. Unruh Inglewood, to increase the bond total by $10 million to $270 mil- Uon. Originally, it was at $260 million. LeMay calls for new bomber WASHINGTON (UPI) - Gen. Curtis E. LeMays said in testimony made pubUc today he had warned President Johnson that national security "demands" a new bomber to replace America's aging B52s and B58s in the 1970s. The testimony before the House defense appropriations subcommittee showed the Air Force chief of staff offered to revamp his service's budget to get started on the new plane. "I told the President when we appeared before him that I felt so strongly on this—in view of his low budget this year . that I would reprogram some other money to do it if it was necessary," LeMay testified. Congress has authorized an extra $52 million for the aircraft's design over the objec tions of Defense Secretary Kob ert S. McNamara, who feels more studies are needed before such a step is taken. But LeMay said enough stud ies had been made already and the delay could hold up devel- Soviets term death rumor 'stupid and provocative' Cancer-stricken millionaire kills himself CORONA DEL MAR (UPD- Alfred M. Coker, 66, a cancer- stricken millionaire builder from Omaha, Neb., fatally shot himself today at his fashionable home here, Newport Beach po lice reported. Officers ssid Coker, owner of the Coker Construction Co. of Omaha, had been told March 31 that he was suffering from can cer and had only four weeks to live. He underwent exploratory surgery at that time. Police said the dead man's wife, Betty, and their three children were not home when Coker shot himself once in the head with a 38-caliber pistol. 2-fnf//fon go to polls in Illinois primary CHICAGO (UPI)—An expected two million voters go to the polls today in the year's third presidential primary election with Sen. Barry M. Goldwater considered an odds-on favorite to pull down his first primary \ictory. The weatherman promised mild temperatures from Chicago to Cairo and the possibility of scattered light showers in the northern half of the state during the afternoon. Goldwater pitted his Midwest strength against Maine's woman senator. JIargaret Chase Smith, in the Republican presidential race. Boosters of the Arizona senator claim Illinois is "Goldwater country" and predict he will be an easy win ner. But political obser\-ers kept a keen eye on Mrs. Smith's vote total and considered it a ba rometer of Goldwater's popularity. .Also watched closely was the possibility of write-in votes for other candidates. Former Vice President Richard M. Nixon personaBy called off a statewide write-in campaign on bis behalf and backers of Henry Cabot Lodge stopped their drive for write-in votes almost as soon as they started it. opment of the bomber by a year. LeMay told the congressmen that he believes the United States has superior military strength over the Soviet Union. But he said "the gap is nar rowing." He urged that the United States develop a 100-megaton nuclear weapon, which he said would be more effective agamst underground targets. The Russians ah-eady have such a bomb, he noted. As for the Air Force's existing bombers, LeMay said: 'They cannot last forever ..." He said that even if the United States came up with a per feet missile—and he doubted this—this country would find itself in a "muscleboucd position" without bombers. "You are endangering the defense of the country by depending on this weapon system (missiles) alone because you have no flexibility," LeMay said. "You only have two choic es. You are either off the button and are at peace, or you are on the button and you are at war. LeMay, who once headed the Strategic Air Command, said if action were taken now, the first operational squadron of new bombers could be on the job by 1972. Research and development would cost an estimated $1.8 billion, he said. MOSCOW (UPI)-The Sonet Union today denounced as "stu pid and provocative" a false report of Premier Nikita Khrushchev's death. The Soviets also lodged a stiff protest with the West German DPA news agency for circulating the story. West German sources said Foreign Mim'stry press chief Leonid- Zaroyatin called in Heinz Wurzel, DPA's Moscow correspondent, delivered the protest and said "corresponding measures" would be taken after an investigation. Wurzel was reported to have presented apologies to Zamyatin from his agency. Zamyatin also was reported to have received telegrams of apology from DPA's director general and its chief editor. Meanwhile, Japanese correspondents in Moscow denied they were involved in any way in Monday night's erroneous report about Khrushchev. Earlier indications were that DP.\ had circulated the report after receiving it from a Japanese reporter. Takeo Kuba of the newspaper Asahi Shimbun issued the de nial on behalf of other Japanese journalists after they met for 1V4 hours. Kuba said no Japanese correspondent based in Moscow was responsible for the erroneous report Khrushchev himself was re ported carrying on with his normal duties. He met-with Polish Commu nist party leaders and Tass reported afterwards that Khrushchev and his Warsaw allies had reached "full mutual understanding." There was no indication whether tliis inchided Pol­ ish support for Moscow's call for a world Commum'st summit to take action against the Communist Chinese. The report, by the West German news agency DPA, was out only five minutes Monday night before it was ordered held up for checking by the agency's editors and then withdrawn. But during that time, it flashed around the world, causing hundreds of telephone calls to newspapers and broadcast stations and a rush of diplomatic activity. No basis for opinion on rail talks Lodge may make runaway of Oregon primary WASHINGTON (UPI) - Am bassador Henry Cabot Lodge is threatening to make a runaway of the Oregon GOP presidential primary on May 15, according to pollster Louis Haris. The Harris Poll, copyrighted by the Washington Post Co. showed Lodge was pulling away from his nearest presidential rival by a margm of nearly three to one among Republican voters in the state. Harris said that Lodge was preferred by 46 per cent of carefully drawn cross-section" of Republicans most likely to vote in the primary. Former Vice President Rich ard M. Nixon was far behind with only 17 per cent. Arizona Sen. Barry M. Goldwater was preferred by 14 per cent of the voters polled. New York Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller won the backing of 13 per cent. Pennsylvania Gov. William Scranton was preferred by 4 per cent. Lodge, ambassador to South Viet Nam, swamped both Goldwater and Rockefeller as a write-in candidate in the New Hampshire primary last month. Although he has not declared for the nomination, his name will be on the Oregon ballot Harris said his poll indicated Lodge "appears to be vulnerable to atUck" on the Viet Nam issue, however. The pollster said 63 per cent of the GOP voters disapproved of the administration's handling of the war in South Viet Nam —and 84 per cent considered Lodge in some degree respon-| sible for administration policy. Harris said that when asked what candidates they could not vote for, 34 per cent named Goldwater, 28 per cent named Maine Sen. Margaret Chase Smith, 27 per cent named Rockefeller, 13 per cent named Nixon. 5 per cent named Scranton and 2 per cent named Lodge. WASHINGTON (UPI) — A White House spokesman said to day there was no basis for eith er optimism or pessimism over prospects that current negotia tions will resolve the railroad dispute during a 15-day strike truce. The spokesman maintained it would be a disservice to char acterize the talks in either term The discussions, now in their fifth day, are taking place with five mediators named by Pres ident Johnson to try to break the long impasse. Almost all of the issues have been discussed in joint meetings with union and management representatives or in separate ses sions the mediators have held with each side. But the \Vhite House spokes man said there was "nothing at this point that could be characterized as either progress or a setback." "There is absolutely no basis whatsoever for either optimism or pessimism," he said. The mediators are to make a progress report to Johnson Wednesday. The presidental spokesman said the group would the provide "some idea on whether the negotiations are proceeding along orderly lines or there is a necessity for any other step that might help the collective bargaining process. Speedboat runs ashore at 300 miles hour LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. (UPI)—The Harvey Aluminum Co. speedboat "Hustler" ran out of racing room on Havasu Lake today while traveling 300 miles an hour, and driver Lee Taylor, 29, Downey, leaped into the wa ter just before the craft ran ashore. A company spokesman said the Hustler was going through a test series in preparation for an assault on the world's speed record when the mishap occurred as Taylor approached the California shore. He was picked up and taken to a hospital in Nevada for ex- ammation. McNamara strips budget to aid South Viet Nam 11 injured when Delta rocket stage ignites CAPE KENNEDY (UPI) Eleven persons were injured, four critically, when the third stage of a Delta rocket ignited today spewing flames and hot gases during an indoor test, the federal space agency said. A space agency spokesman said 11 engineers and technicians were working in the spacecraft assembly building on a prelaunch test when the powerful rocket engine ignited. Of the 11 men, four were in critical condition, three in serious condition, one was listed as being satisfactory and three were treated and released. The spokesman said the acci dent scene had been sealed off and that there were still ex plosives in the area. Eleven other persons were outside the assembly area. "The spacecraft had been mated, on an alignment fixture, when the engine ignited and rose over the fixture," the National Space and Aeronautics Administration said. The Air Force said it was the first major accident it had incurred at this space center. The third stage which ignited contained solid fuel and the en­ gine was about five feet long, the space agency said, ignited inside an isolated reinforced concrete building. "They were moving it to a spm table when it ignited," said a spokesman for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The rocket was being prepared for a series of pre­ launch tests, he added. The Delta rocket is considered one of the most reliable is the U. S. arsenaL The third stage is a small rocket that gives the satellite the fmal kick into orbit East Germans move pari of wall closer to West BERUN (UPI)-East German bordei^ guards, working under floodlights in the pre dawn darkness, today moved a section of the Berlin wall three yards closer to West Berlin. The new one.block section of the Commum'st anti - refugee wall was still four inches behind the actual border between East Berlin and the American sector of West Berlin near the U.S. Army's Checkpoint Charlie crossmg pomt. The construction crew ended its work early this morning on the 40-yard wall secUon. There was no immediate explanation for the change, which affected only a sidewalk border­ ing empty lots that had been cleared of World War n rubble. Western observers expressed concern, however, that demon strations by West Berliners might result if the construction damaged a rough wooden cross erected near the site where Peter Fechter, 17, an East Berliner, bled to death from Communist bullets after an unsuc-| cessful attempt to climb over the wall in August 1962. The cross is on the Western side of the border within inches of the new wall line. West Berliners rioted for days following Fechter's death and any Communist damage to the monu ment could set off new demon- straUons. Chosen for Oscar Sidney Poitier, Negro actor, wins fop award By VERNON SCOTT UPI Hollywood Corr*«potKl«nt SANTA MONICA, Calif. (UPI) — Sidney Poitier, who struggled from the poverty of a Caribbean tomato farm, modestly accepted his achievement today as the first Negro to wm filmdom's top acting award. The 40-year-old Poitier won the Oscar Monday night for his performance of a footloose handyman who helps a group of nuns build a church in "Lilies of the Field." I'm glad I won it for my kids," Poitier said. "I will put the Oscar wherever they want it." annual Academy Awards presentations for her performance as a ragged housekeeper in "Hud." "Tom Jones" was voted best picture of 1963 and its director, Tony Richardson, was honored as best director. Eltetrifict Audimcc But it was Poitier's choice of| best actor that electrified the celebrity-studded crowd of 2,700 at Santa Monica Civic Auditorium Monday m'ght He walked to the stage to receive his Oscar from Anne Bancroft, last year's best actress, to an emotional ovation. In accepting the award the WASHINGTON (UPI) - Defense Secretary Robert S. Mc Namara said in congressional testimony released today that he had "stripped the military assistance budgets everywhere around the world to put money into South Viet Nam." McNamara told a House appropriations sulKommittee Feb. 17 that he was forced to take the action because of cuts Congress made in U.S. military aid last year. McNamara said that the $1 bilhon requested by President Johnson for arms aid this year was not enough, but the administration did not feel Congress was willing to appropriate a larger sum. He said the congressional slashes "seriously limited" the amount of aid this country could give Viet Nam. He said if the lawmakers didn't believe Congress had hurt free world defenses they could fire off cables to U.S. military commanders overseas and find out for themselves. Patricia Neal, 38, won the UU, Kthe Negro said: "Because best actress award at the 36th (Continued on Page 6) Machine guns rip Turkish Cyprus camp NICOSIA, Cyprus (UPI) Bursts of light machinegun fire ripped across the camp of the Turkish army contingent on Cyprus today while Greek and Turkish Cypriots battled for three hours in Nicosia itself. A Greek Cypriot man was killed and two other Greek Cypriots—a man and a woman- wounded in" the fighting in Nicosia, the worst clash in the capital in several months. The firing on the Turkish troops occured outside the capital, along the Nicosia-Kyrenia road, where Turkish army troops are dug in at Ortakyeu. Sources close to the United Nations said the Turkish contingent warned the Greek Cypriots it would return the fire if it were fired on again. Observers said the shooting against the Turks, confirmed by U.N. officials, put Cyprus crisis into a new and potentially dangerous position. AEC sets off nuclear blast in Nevada WASHINGTON (UPI) — The Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) set off an underground nuclear blast at its Nevada test site today. It was the fourth announced "weapons related" explosion this year. The AEC said the blast was of low yield—meaning an explosive power of less than 20,000 tons of TNT. Astronaut grounded with same ailment as Glenn HOUSTON (UPI) - Alan B. Shepard Jr., wobbly from the same inner ear inflammafion that forced his former comrade John Glenn Jr. to quit politics, has been grounded temporarily. A National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) doctor revealed Monday that Shepard, like Glenn, is suffering . from labyrinthitis, an m- Hammation that affects the center of balance and causes dizziness. The doctor, astronaut physician Charles Berry, hastened to point out that the inflammation was not caused by the two astronauts' space travels. Glenn's trouble started when he slipped and struck his head, causing a concussion. Shepard's problem. Berry said, stemmed from an infection that spread into the inner left ear. He said Shepard had bad the trouble for a few months, causing "some hearing loss, some episodes where he has vertigo (dizziness) and.. jinging or tmniness in the ear." He is responding to treatment Glenn's inflammation is more' serious. He is bothered to the extent of nausea i£ he has to move bis head quickly or stand for a long time. He is convalescing at his home near the Manned Spacecraft Center southeast of Houston. The first man to orbit the] earth in an American space capsule more than two years ago, Glenn had to give up his ;Plan to run for Democratic senator from his native Ohio be­ cause of the injury. He qm't the space program and had planned to retire from the Marine Corps to campaign actively. Shepard's condition came to light when NASA officials announced the makeup of the Gemini two-man spacecraft team that is due to make a multi-orbit flight in space late this year. Shepard bad been considered a prime candidate for either the job of pilot or backup pilot He made this country's first trip into space in a sub-orbital flight during Project Mercury. But when Shepard was passed for the Gemini flights, it was brought out that he was troubled with 'Jie ear inflammation.

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