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74th Year Phone 793-3221 REDLANDS. CALIFORNIA. FRIDAY. APRIL 17. 1964 $1.50 Per Month Sixteen Pages 10 Cents PATH OF DESTBUCnON—Tomake it harder fof- people to flee East Berlin, Conununi^ authorities are dynamiting houses along the Berlin WalL The idea is to give armed guards a better view of the Communist-created no-man's-land. Ngo Dinh Can suffers heart attack SAIGON, South Viet Nam (UPI) -Ngo Dinh Can, brother of the late Presideat Ngo Dinh Diem, suffered what his doctors diagnosed as heart trouble today in the courthouse where he is on trial for his life. Can was rushed to a nearby hospital under heavy guard after his doctor told the court he could not attend the morning session of liis triaL Can, who ruled the central provinces of South Viet Nam under the ousted Diem regime, was brought to trial Thursday on a variety of charges, including murder, extortion and damag ing the national economy. LAWRENCEVILLE, Georgia (UPI) — Three policemen \vho apparently ran afoul of car thieves were found shot to death today, their hands handcuffed behind them, in a nasi area about 20 miles northeast of Atlanta. A spokesman said the bodies were found in a wooded area about 20 miles northeast of Atlanta. A spokesman said the bodies were found in a wooded area about 50 feet from their patrol car which bad been parked just off a lonely dirt road about a mile from the nearest highway. He said the burned wreckage of a sports coupe, "sUU too hot Weather Rediands Today Highest 74, Lowest 52 One Year Ago Highest 53, Lowest 35 Tomorrow's Sunrise and Sunset - 5:15 a.m. — 6:23 p.m. JJo smog, allowable burning Saturday, Sunday, Monday San Bernardino Valley: COn liderable low cloudiness Saturday with chance of scattered drizzle or sprinkles but partly sunny afternoons. Lows tonight cear 50. VS. Weather Bureau Noon Foreeitt There will be considerable cloudiness from the coast inland through the mountains today, Saturday and Sunday, but it will be partly sunny in the late mornings and afternoons. 'tben is a chance o£ a few scattered sprinkles or drizzle along the coastal slopes of mountains and foothill sections. Variable high cloudiness is indicated for the deserts but sunny weather will prevait It wiU be slightly cooler in most areas today and in the mountains and deserts on Saturday. Gusty winds, 20 to 30 mph, are expected at times in the deserts. Temperatures and precipitation for the 24-hour period ended at 4 a.m.: High Lew Prccip. 85 43 Boston Chicago Cincinnati Denver Fairtanks Fort Worth Helena Honolulu Kansas City Las Vegas Los Angdes Slinneapolis New York OJdahoma City Sacramento Salt Lake City San Francisco Seattle Washington 63 56 35 31 62 32 73 63 67 56 88 52 83 SO 81 40 72 41 82 S4 89 71 64 82 74 68 61 54 67 51 59 49 27 48 34 51 T .02 .08 .01 ,67 Three policemen found handcuffed, fatally shot to touch," was found about a quarter mile up the road. "The officers received a radio call at about 11 o'clock last night and the three went out to gether in (he one car," the spokesman said. The bodies were found at mid' morning after an unidentified caller reported "something funny is going on down there." The three officers were identified as Jessie M. Gravitt, 52; Jerry A. Everett, 28, and Kalph K. Davis, 49. They were all patrolmen. There were reports that the dead officers had been investigating a stolen car report but the FBI said there had been no official report to this effect. Murder trial set for June 1 PAS.ADENA (UPI) - Jesse I James Gilbert, at one time on the FBI's 30 most wanted crim- jinals list, will be tried June 3 for the slaying of a policeman during a savings and loan hold up. I Gilbert, 38, lost a motion [Thursday which sought to have the murder charges dismissed. Superior Court Judge Burton Noble made the rulmg. Gilbert, arrestedm Phila' 'delphia last February, was charged with the Jan. 9 slaying I of Alhambra Police Sgt. George iDavis. The officer was fatally shot during the 511,492 holdup of the Mutual Savings and Loan Co. of Alhambra. Johnson to address CG class of 1964 WASHINGTON (UPI)-Presi dent Johnson will deliver the commencement address at the Coast Guard Academy, New London, Com., June 3. George E. Heedy, White House press secretary, said Thursday that as far as he knew, Johnson would be the first President to address the academy's graduating class. King to visit launch sites CAPE KENNEDY (UPI) King Hussem of Jordan will visit America's No. 1 spaceport Saturday during a five - hour stopover on his 16-day tour of the United States. King Hussein is scheduled to be briefed on the Syncom communications satelite set for launch May 6, the Satum-1 rocket due for a mid-May flight and the mission control center for manned Gemini flights. Sen. Jordan for water from Columbia river WASHINGTON (UPI)- An Idaho senator recommended today that the mighty Columbia River be tapped to provide wa ter for California, Nevada and even Arizona. Sen. Len Jordan, R-Idaho, made the recommendation during a Senate Reclamation subcommittee hearing on a §3.1 billion regional plan to meet the water needs of the arid Pacific Southwest Asked whether such a plan was under consideration. Interior Secretary Stewart L. Udall said it was not The proposal to pump water from the Columbia at the Dalles Dam to transport it south drew immediate praise from subcommittee chairman Frank £. Moss, D-Utah; Sen. Thomas H. Ku chel, R-Cahf., and Sen. Barry Goldwater, R-Ariz. Moss said he would urge that studies of the proposal be made. Bay of Pigs anniversary marked MUMI (UPI). - Veterans of the Bay of Pigs invasion mark the third anniversary of that abortive fiasco today with both Cuban exiles and Fidel Castro looking to some, possible new action against the Communist regime in Havana. • A diplomatic assault'or a resurgence of mihtary efforts against Castro—or both — may be looming, judging from e.xile claims and Havana Radio reports. Premier Castro, still boasting] of his defeat of Cuban invasion forces in a threc^iay battle in 1961, is observing the date with special ceremonies. U.S. plans new weapons, 'death ray' WASHINGTON (UPI) - The House Appropriations Committee, holding U.S. missiles dependable and ready to go, vot ed funds today to press work on the next generation of "ultimate" weapons, including a possible death ray. At the same time, the committee agreed with Air Force arguments that the manned bomber deserved one- final fling. It appropriated S52 mil-, lion for design of a plane to replace aging B52s and B58s —a project for which President Johnson had asked only $5 million. On the basis of heavily cen sored testimony by top scientists and military c^cperts tiie committee said the death ray—| science fiction favorite for more than a decade — "might evolve" from current secret re search on Laser light beams. Lists Many Weapons Among other possibilities as the strategic successor to the nuclear - tipped intercontinental ballisUc missile (ICBM) the committee cited chemical or hi ological agents that could in capacitate without killing weapons platforms orbiting in space, and orbiting H - bombs which could be routed to targets on command from the earth. The committee made Its com ments in recommending to the House a $46.7 billion defense money bill geared to continued predominance in nuclear weapons available for delivery both by manned aircraft and mis sile. It said the number of nuclear weapons in alert condition had been increased by 2 times in the past three years and said total destructive power—mega- fonnage — of these weapons-in that period had had been tripled. Margin Of-Sirengfh Stepping squarely into the controversy over the alleged undependability of missiles and a possible decline in the U. S. power edge over Russia, the committee said it agreed with Defense Secretary Robert S. McNamara that the missile force "can be depended on" and said testimony of all top defense officials was that this country retains its margin ofj strength. In a report to the House prepared by Rep. George H. Mahon, D-Tex., the committee said existing manned bombers will be aroimd for many years yet; that missiles, though subject to continued improvement, are firmly established, and that the big question now is "what next?" "There are, of course, many possibilities," the committee' said. "A death - ray type of weapon might evolve from Laser research. Efforts in chemical and biological warfare might produce incapacitation agents that could reader persons helpless for short periods of time without causing large numbers of fatalities. It might be that future military systems will be some type of space- based system — either space platforms from which weapons can be launched or orbiting weapons which themselves can be caused to de-orbit and strike targets on command. "It may weU be that some' idea which is currently in the minds of a very few scientists will result in a technological explosion in an entirely new field." De Gaulle, 73, undergoes surgery, condition normal Rockefeller to spend weekend at Palm Springs PALM SPRINGS (UPI)—Gov. Nelson Rockefeller will mterrupt his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination this weekend for a rest in the desert s»m and a possible visit with former president Eisenhower. The New York governor will arrive Saturday by private plane from Oregon and be a.guest at the home of industrialist Leonard K. Firestone. He resumes his campaign Monday at San Diego before flying to New Orleans that night Rockefeller's, schedule listed the Palm Springs visit as a rest but the presence of Eisenhower, who is wintering at,another resort appeared to make the trip more than a coincidence. Eisenhower has not come out for any RepubUcan candidate. The San Diego visit was to include press conferences, private briefings and both public and private reception-!. PARIS (UPI) - President Charles de Gaulle, 73, today underwent a satisfactory operation for a prostate condition. The surprise disclosure of the operation on the president jolt ed France with a sharp reminder that the country has no outstanding successor to De Gaulle and that without his presence the nation would be plunged into a political free-for-all. The operation took an hour and 40 minutes and was performed secretly this mommg at Cochin Hospital in Paris. The first official words was issued tonight when a medical bulletin said: "The operation took place normally. The state of Gen. De Gaulle is very satisfactory." A communique issued by the Elysee Palace said the general's decision to have the opera­ tion had been made several weeks ago. But the surgery came as a shock to Frenchmen, and the Paris stock market dipped as the news spread throughout the country. De Gaulle's wife, Yvonne, was with him in a reserved suite of the hospital wiuch he entered Thursday night shortly after the broadcast of a pre-recorded radio and television speech he made to the nation. De Gaulle is 73 years old, and prostatic trouble is common in men of his age. Former British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan, 70, underwent such a operation last fall, and now fully has recovered. The reported operation on De Gaulle apparenUy was successful, and the various agencies said it was expected he WQgld remain in the hospital for about 10 days. France could be in for political chaos if De Gaulle passed from the scene sudden^. He has united the country around his somewhat mystical approach to a restoration o{ French "grandeur," and has effectively muzzled his opposition. But he has resolutety refused to name or iniiicate anyone he might favor as successor, a situation that could set off a major polifa'cal scramble and possibly return France to Uie instability of the Fourth Republic in which governments rose and fell in dizzying succession. Constitutionally, in the event of De Gaulle's death, his successor would be Gaston Mon- nerviUe, a 67-year-old Negro from French Guiana, who is president of the French Senate. There is no vice president provided for under French law at present There have been several proposals to establish a vice presidential office, but they have been effectively resisted by De Gaulle himself. Has Little Stature Monnerville has little stature or following, and long has been on the outs with De Gaidle — who virtually has boycotted tiim. If Monnerville took over, poUtical observers consider his tenure would be short. De Gaulle's seven-year term docs not run out tmtil the end of 1965, when new presidential elections will be held—unless be calls a snap election earher. It is not yet certam that De Gaulle will be a candidate to succeed himself, although he has indicated he will run. Johnson warns Civil Rights demonstrators WASHINGTON (UPI)-Presi dent Johnson says that civil rights demonstrators do their cause "no good" when they resort to civil disobedience and threaten health or safety of the people. The President told his news conference Thursday that it was very important that the Senate pass the civil rights bill "at the earliest possible date." But he echoed Senate backers of the bill who have warned that un ruly and illegal demonstrations hurt its chances. The Senate went into its 33rd day of debate today on the House-passed measure to ban racial discrimination in votmg, education, employment unions- public accommodations and use of federal funds. SouUiem opponents of the bill still held the floor, A team composed of Sens. John C Stennis, D-Miss., B. Everett Jordan, D-N.C, and John J, Sparkman, D-Ala., was to speak against the legislation. Republican senators are becoming conscious that time is running out fast before their national convention when they face the task of draftmg a 1964 civil rights plank in their platform. One GOP leader indicated this might speed up the time table for Senate action on the bill. "We couldn't go into this platform-drafting job with civil rights bill still banging un- setUcd over our heads," he said. De Gaulle not to give up his lone policy PARIS (UPI) — President Charles de Gaulle has made it clear he will not retreat from the "go-it-alone" policies he insists are necessary to keep France independent of the United SUtes. In a nationwide radio-television statement Thursday night De Gaulle emphasized tiiat France wants its own nuclear force because there is no guarantee that U.S. protection would save France in the event of a Soviet attack. The general, continuing his campaign to restore French grandeur, said he is determined to make France a nu clear power along wiUi the United States, Britain and Russa. He said he will beat inflation at home, and will press his $1 billion forei^ aid program to Africa, Asm and Latin America. Thousands of Gary children join protest By United Presf International Thousands of children skipped school in Gary, Ind., today to protest de facto segregation. One source estimated 16400 pupils were absent but Lee Gilbert, supOTntendent of Gary schools, said it.was impossible to tell during the first few hours exactly how many children had stayed away from classes. Gilbert said the schools were bemg wen patiroled and that no incidents were expected. Warmed by birthday tributes Khrushchev soys will not break with China MOSCOW (UPI) — Premier Nikita Khrushchev, warmed by an outpouring of tributes and honors on his 70th birthday, said today the Soviet Union will not "break off relations" with Communist China. Surrounded by old comrades and his closest East European alhes at a- Kremlin ceremony honoring him, Khrushchev said the "disruptive activities" of his Chinese rivals "will suffer a failure because they have no foundation in life." Without directly naming the Chinese, he said "what we shall do is not to plume ourselves on our successes but to fight and go ahead, not to break off relations with those with whom we have no full imity now, but always leave an opportunity for a rapprochement and understanding." But Khrushchev warned, "this must not be achieved through concessions of principle but through a correct explanation and interpretation of the Marxist-Leninist teaching." The Soviets, he said "have always adhered and will continue to adhere to Marxist-Lenmist positions." His remarks at the ceremony, belatedly reported by tiie Soviet news agency Tass, were Rusk pledges U.S. aid to Viet Nam war SAIGON, SouUi Viet Nam (UPI)—Secretary of State Dean Busk today pledged that the "deep commitment" of U. S, aid would contmue for South Viet Nam's war against the Communist guerrillas. Rusk, first U.S. secretary of state to visit South Viet Nam will spend two and one - half days here in talks with ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge, U.S, mihtary leaders, and Vietnamese government officials. In a strong statement he promised the full backing of file United States and Uie South East Asia Treaty Organization (SEATO) against the guerrillas and bit out at their allies in Communist North Viet Nam and China. "You will have peace here in this beautiful countir when Ha noi and Pekmg have been taught to leave their neighbors alone," Rusk said to a Vietna- mere crowd ou arrivaL Rusk added: "Your independence, security, and well-being are at the center of our deep commitment to you in your present struggle," Rusk flew here from Taipei, Formosa, on his way back| home from the SEATO conference in Manila, Rocket burns fatal to engineer CAPE KENNEDY (UPI) Sidney J. Dagle, one of the 11 men burned Tuesday when a rocket ignited during an mdoor test died today at Cape Canav eral HospitaL Dagle, 29-year-old cngmeer for Ball Brothers Research Corp., Boulder, Colo., was burned over his entire body when the thud stage of a Delta rocket spewed white hot flames and gases throughout the test facility. The space agency said L, D, Gabel, SI, also a Ball Brothers engmeer from Boulder, re- mamed m critical condition today with severe body bums. One otiier man was criticaHyj burned during the mishap. He was J. W, Fassett 30, Merritt Island, Fla., a space agency technician who is now hospitalized in Brooke -Army Hospital, m San Antonio, Tex. One skirt for Marjorie MILWAUKEE. Wis. (UPI)When Mrs. Marjorie Cmro, 26, showed up in divorce court wearing slacks Thursday, Judge Max Raskin promptly sent her home. "This is not a shopping center," he said. Quote of Day NICOSU, Cyprus — A United Nations soldier keep'mg the peace in Cyprus, facing opposing Turkish and Greek Cypriot forces: "It's almost too quiet. With all these men and arms here, something has got to give soon." surprisingly conciliatory compared with his violent attack two days ago on chairman Mao Tse tung an d his fellow Chinese leaders. At the same ceremony, Khrushchev said he has "not so much time" left but indicated he does not plan to retire. 'I have worked hard in the past and I am working just as much now. "You should not give up in your old age—don't submit to old age." Khrushchev received congratulations by cable from President Johnson and other world leaders, including his bitter Communist rival, Chinese party leader Mao Tze-tung. At the reception, he was given the personal good wishes of his own lieutenants and Soviet bloc leaders. A late arrival from Romania, Premier Ion Maurer, made the celebration complete. Diplomats had speculated that Romania, which has showed an increasingly independent role, was planning to boycott the celebration to avoid takmg sides in the Moscow-Peking fight Khrushchev, obviously moved by the birthday greetings, told the Kremlin reception audience: "When a man is akeady 70 years old, if you give him big advances, you may not get what you have paid for—for your advance—because the man has not got so much time to make good payment for what he is being given on his jubilee today." Applause broke out in th» Kremlin chamber^ Jury deadlocks 8-4 for acquittal in Evers cose JACKSON, Miss. (UPI) — A Circuit Court jury deadlocked at 8-4 for acquittal today and a mistrial was declared for the second time in the case of Byron De La Beckwith; charged with the ambush slaying of Negro leader Medgar Evers. 'No sir, the jurors one by one told Judge Leon Hendricfc when he asked them individually if they felt they could come to a unanimous decision. Hendricfc promptly declared the mistrial, the same action he took last February when an­ other all-wliite jury deadlocked 6-6 in its dehberation of the case. Hendrick said later Beckwith's case would be continued until the May term of court. This is automatic in the casa of criminal cases. A decision on whether Beckwith wil be tried an unprecedented tliird time will be determined when the case comes up again on Hendrick's calendar. Within 30 minutes after the decision, Beckwith, 43, a fertilizer salesman, was released on $10,000 bond. East Germans work way past West Berlin cross BERLIN (UPI) — East German border guairds moving a section of the Berlin wall today worked flieir way past a cross erected by West Berliners to the memory of a slain East German youth, leaving the memorial unharmed. Western police barricaded the area around the West Berlin side of the memorial Tliursday night to prevent possible rioting by West Berliners if the cross were touched, hut no trouble developed. The (Communists mustered heavy security forces on their side of the anti-re&gee walL The Eastern guards moved some of the stones surroundiag the cross, but these were on their side of the border Ime. The guards also cut a rope around the memorial on their side and pulled up stakes that held the rope. They then moved on down the line, working their way about 50 yards past the monument The Communists are moving a strip of the wall about 10 feet closer to West Berlin near the U,S. Army's Checkpoint CbarUe placing it within inches of the actual East-West boundary. The waU had been more than 10 feet behind the line at this point No reason has been given for the shift

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