Redlands Daily Facts from Redlands, California on April 18, 1964 · Page 1
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74th Yeor Phone 793-3221 REDUNDS, CALIFORNIA, SATURDAY. APRIL 18, 1964 $1 JO Per Month 10 Poges 10 CMIIS A WHAT? — "No these ore not one-wheeled bicycles, they ore unicydes," these clowns explain. The clowns are left, Sally McCall, 9, of 202 West Palm avenue and right, Evelyn Golz, 9, 940 East Colton avenue, in their costumes for the annual YMCA-Kiwanis Pet and Bike parade. Both girls won special first prizes since there wasn't a unicycle category. Both are also -practicing for their appearance in this year's Great Y Circus. Story on Page 4. (Facts photo by Clifford J. Kenison) De Gaulle takes few steps around his room PARIS (UPI) — President Charles de Gaulle left his hospital bed today and took a few steps around his room 24 hours after a prostate operation, it was officially announced. A medical bulletin signed by tliree doctors at Cochin Hos pital said: "Gen. Do Gaulle passed good night, had some food and took several steps in his room, His state of health Is very sal- isfactors." The operation Friday came as a complete surprise to the French public and served to remind the nation there apparently is no one ready to take De Gaulle's place. It was also seen as a factor, in determining whether De Gafille will run for a second term next year. The 73-year-old president's prostate gland was removed in a 100-minute operation which was kept a close secret for sev oral hours afterward. Tapes nickel to tax return BISMARCK, N.D. (UPI) The Internal Revenue Service office reported Friday that a Williston, N.D.. taxpayer managed to mail his income tax return in on time dispitc the lack of a stamp. The taxpayer simply taped a nickel to the envelope and dropped it in a mail box in time to be postmarked before the Wednesday midnight dead line. Postal employes stamped the cancellation over the five cent piece. Weother Rcdlands Today (11 a.m. Reading) Highest 67, Lowest 52 One Year Ago Highest 60, Lowest 42 Tomorrow's Sunrise and Sunset 5:13 a.m. — 6:24 p.m. San Bernardino Valley: Con siderable cloudiness with occasional light showers today thru Sunday. Cooler today with high 60-65. Lows tonight near SO. U.S. Weather Bureau Southern California: Considerable cloudiness with scattered light showers today through Sunday. Cooler, mountains and deserts today. Temperatures and precipitation for the 24-hour period ended at 4 a.m.: High Low Precip. Boston Chicago Denver Fairbanks Fort Worth Helena Honolulu Kansas City Las Vegas Los Angeles JUnneapolis New York Oklahoma City Palm Springs Sacramento Salt Lake City San Francisco Seattle Washington 58 44 81 40 .26 54 31 45 29 .03 83 69 T 44 21 86 72 69 47 .17 84 65 6S 54 73 33 68 51 82 66 .12 S9 69 64 44 54 37 53 48 54 36 S9 55 Praise for Johnson Editors favor Lodge for GOP nomination WASHINGTON (UPI) — Am bassador Henry Cabot Lodge was tabbed today by newspaper editors as the' man they would like to see win the Republican presidential nomination. The editors also gave high marks in a poll to President Johnson in both domestic and foreign fields. Editors attending the annual convention of the American Society of Newspaper Editors (ASNE) were asked in a poll to name their choice for the GOP nomination and to score Johnson's performance as president. Lodge was named first choice for the Republican nommation by 18 editors. Former Vice President Richard M. Nixon got 15 votes, Pennsylvania Gov. William Scranton 13, Sen. Barry Goldwatcr 11 and New York Gov. Nelson Rockefeller 3. In a speech prepared for the editors meeting, meanwhile. Senator Goldwater said he still was the candidate that the Russians fear most. Three other GOP possibilities — Nixon, Michigan Gov. George Romney, and Sen. Margaret Chase Smith — were on today's program. Neither Romney nor Nixon are announced candidates, but boUi Goldwater and Jlrs. Smith have entered the contest for raally. Goldwater assailed what he described as the Johnson ad ministration's plans "to put all of our eggs iu the intercontin ental baUistic missile (ICBM) basket despite repealed military warnings that our defense will be imperiled if we abandon our balanced and mixed forces." He charged that ICBMs are "a relatively inflexible weapon system . , . once you push the button, you are fully commit ted." He said that manned bombers could be called back and could perform many mis sions "which ballistic missiles simply cannot touch." Goldwater also questioned the "reliability" o£ U.S. ICBMs which he said could not be test ed because of the nuclear test ban treaty. He said the Russians know as much about U.S. ICB»r testing problems as the United States does. "After all,' he said, "they are the ones who pushed the test ban treaty. Goldwater said he did not be lieve the Russians could "pos sibly derive any comfort from my statements ... I'm still the candidate they fear most. I still point out that our power is overwhelmingly greater than theirs." Soy's theme outlines plan to kill president TAMPA, Fla. (UPI) - Cari Delvic's summer vacation plans outlined in a high school theme, landed the 17-ycar-old student behind bars Friday, charged with threatening the President's life. The title of the theme, as signed by an English teacher at Jefferson High School, was What I Plan To Do in the Summer of 1964." The 10th line read: "I'll take a trip to Washing ton, D.C., and kill the Presi dent." \Vhcn the English teacher read the paper, she took it to the principal, who called Police Sgt. G.H. Hurley, who in turn called in federal authorities. Asked at an arraignment Fri­ day before U.S. Commissioner Paul Game Jr., if he still in tended to kill the President, the dark-haired youngster re plied: "That's what I'd like to do." Hurley said the boy told him during questionrng that he planned to slip past \Vhite House guards and somehow poison the President. Delvic did not elaborate on the plans in the theme. At the arraignment, Delvic's mother told the commissioner she felt her son should remain in federal custody. Hurley said the boy's father is dead. Delvic's theme also made statements about Negroes and Jews, Hurley said, but these statements were not involved in the charges against the youth. Swiss miss caught on mountain; cold night ALT.\DENA (UPI) - California mountains crumble when you grab them, said the S\»iss miss who was caught on one of them with another girl and had to spend a cold night. Rosemary Schwertfeger, 21, a blonde ^^sitor from Nideroeny, Switzerland, and her friend, Joan Wagner, also 21 and blonde, were taken off a ledge Friday by a sheriff's helicopter. They were dirty, scratched and cold but otherwise unharmed. The two girls, wearing light clothing, went for what was to have been a short bike Thursday with Miss Wagner's two collies. They became stranded on a ledge between two water falls in Rubio Canyon on Ml. Lowe. "It was horrible," said Miss Wagner, a student nurse. "Wild animals (they were coyotes) howled at us all night. We hugged each other and the dogs to keep warm." "Swiss mountains were never like this," said Miss Schwertfeger. "These crumble when you grab them." Weddings divoreed LONDON (UPI) — Mr. and Mrs. Wedding were divorced here today. Johnson hope; to end draft in decade WASHINGTON (UPI) -Pres ident Johnson announced today he has ordered a sweeping study of the Selective Service system with a view toward possibly filling military ranks on an entirely voluntary basis in ths next decade. The President made the announcement at an impromptu news conference — his second question and answer meeting with reporters in three days. He said the Defense Depart ment and other agencies con cemcd would conduct a "very comprehensive study" of the draft system and other military manpower policies. He said the study would "deal with trends" pointing toward the 1970's and looking forward to "possibly meeting requirements on an entirely voluntary basis in the ne.\t decade." Johnson made these other points in a 32-minute session that ranged over a broad spec trum of international and dom estic matters: —He plans to make a major foreign policy address in New York Monday which will deal with Soviet - American relations as well as involve U. S. policies on Cuba, Communist China, and Southeast Asia. —He described as "totally in accurate" a published report that he would announce in the Monday speech a 45 per cent cutback in U. S. production of material for nuclear warheads. —He announced appointment of Eugene Patterson, editor of the Atlanta Constitution, as a member of the U.S. Civil Rights Commission. —He said that raihroad management and union negotiators meeting with the mediators he assigned for a strike truce which ends April 25, had conducted "a very productive few days" of talks. He again expressed confidence they would solve the four-year-old work rules dispute through collective bargaining. But he refused to speculate what would happen if if they failed. Johnson opens talks with Soviet Union WASHINGTON (UPD-Presi- dent Johnson has begun what may be a series of talks with the Soviet Union to seek further improvement in relations. Johnson invited Soviet Am bassador Anatoly F. Dobrynin to the \Vhile House Friday for an hour's talk, which ^Vhite House officials termed "a gen eral discussion of Soviet-Ameri- m relations." Informed sources said the reason for the meeting was Johnson's desire that Soviet officials have a. closer under- landing of his thmking on im portant issues, and that they be made aware of his efforts to understand theu- thinking. Officials indicated more such meetings may be held in future. Apparently a wide range of subjects were discussed by Johnson and Dobrynin, includ such topics as disarma- measures to reduce risk war. Southeast Asia and areas of the world. Johnson also used the occa- fo add a "personal post- to the formal greetings had already sent Soviet Pre Nikita S. Khrushchev on 70th birthday. ing ment, of other Jo sion script' he mier his Conallys to tell story of assassination WASHINGTON (UPI)-Texas Gov. John B. Connally and his wife, who were riding with President and Mrs. John F. Kennedy last Nov. 22 in Dallas, will tell their story of the assassination to the Warren Commission next Tuesday. Connally was severely wounded by one of the three bullets fired into the presidential car. He still has not regained the full use of one arm. Troops withdrawn ADDIS ABABA. Ethiopia (UPI) — A jomt Ethiopian- Somali observer team Friday completed its supervision of the withdrawal of troops from the southern portion of the disputed boundary line between Ethiopia and Somalia, according to officials here. Jetliner with 49 aboard craslies in Persian Gulf BEIRUT, Lebanon (UPI) — anese passengers and five Leb The wreckage of a Middle East Airlines jetliner with 49 persons aboard was sighted by a helicopter today in the Persian Gulf 10 miles off Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. There was no immediate report of survivors. Twenty-three of the plane's 42 passengers were Americans. The French-made Caravelle two engine jet, which ran into a howling sandstorm, had been missing for more than 13 hours on what was to have been a non-stop flight from Beirut to Dhahran. In addition fn the Americans who made up the bulk of the passenger list those aboard included 11 Saudi Arabians, a Frenchman and a Swiss among the seven-man crew, four Leb­ anese crewmembers, one Syrian, a Jordanian, a Palestinian, and a Bahrainian. A spokesman for the Arabian American oil company said 13 of the plane's passengers were members of its Dhahran staff. They were William Kelly Jewell, 55, wages coordinator of San Francisco; Ralph Henry Devenny, 48, general manager of industrial relations, of San Francisco; William A. Scott, 39, public relations manager of Pittsburgh, Kans.; Dr. Frank Joseph Zukoski, 48, medical director of the Trans - Arabian pipeline, of Scranton, Pa.; Paul Arvin, a teacher, of Cleveland, Ohio; Miss Sheryl Cook Arvin; Mrs. Marjorie Baumgartner and Jane Baumgartner, wife and daught­ er of communications supervisor F. L. Baumgartner, who was not aboard, of San Jose, Calif.; Miss Thelma Carter, school teacher, of Detroit. Mich.; George Hoyle, engineer, of San Francisco; Robert Keith Souders, 39, editor of the Aramco newspaper "Sun and Flare, and his wife, Vemiz, 38, and son, Derick Kent, 6, of Monte- beUo, Calif. Trans World Airlines said its Dhahran manager. Howard W. Lynch, also was aboard. The other Americans were tentatively identified as Arabian- American employes Thomas Allen, his wife, Imogene, and two children, Terry and Laura, oi, Sarasota, Fla.; Mrs. Ruth Young of East Pepperill, Mass.; Mrs. Judith Rhodes of year. Shaffer, of New Orleans, La.; Brent L. McDonald, Philip McArthur, and Paul Thomas Schroder were not listed as being among the Aramco employ­ es. The Caravelle left Beirut at 8:30 p.m. Friday. Two hours later the pilot radioed the Dhahran airport tower that he was preparing to land. Nothing more was beard. A sandstorm was reported raging at the time the jet airliner was scheduled to land. It was still blowing hard this morning, disrupting seach operations. The storm was part of the "shamal," the over-hot dusty wind which always comes up over the Saudi desert this time Rusk confers with Viet Nam strongman SAIGON, Viet Nam (UPD- Secretary of State Dean Rusk conferred with South Vietnamese strongman Maj. Gen. Nguyen Khanh today against background of new Communist violence and rumors of planned coup d'etat against Khanh. Two American soldiers were slightly wounded today when Red terrorists hurled a bomb into a U.S. military bus in Saigon's Chinatown. Twenty other passengers escaped injury and the bus was not damaged. The bomb was believed hurled by agents of the Com munist guerilla movement, grenade was thrown into another American bus three weeks ago but failed to explode. Rumors that dissidents were plotting to overthrow Khanh's military government during the weekend continued to circulate m the capital despite the ab- sense of indications of unusual military activity. Rusk, who arrived here Friday from Formosa, talked with Khanh for an hour and 25 minutes this morning, toured suburban industrial sites under heavy guard and then flew to the back country for a quick first-hand look at the govern ment war against Communist guerrillas. 16 drown when truck overturns fording river SEOUL (UPI)—An American soldier and 15 Korean civilians drowned Friday night when the U.S. Army truck in which they were riding overtimied while fording a swollen stream near Kapyong, south of here, it was announced today. A U.S. Army spokesman said another American soldier and four Koreans aboard the truck made their way safely to shore. The spokesman said the 19 Korean civilians had been aboard another U.S. Army truck, which stalled in the stream. The Koreans asked the two American soldiers to take them cross the stream in their truck, which entered the stream to recover the stalled truck, the spokesman said. Deafh sfoys same LONDON (UPI) - Home Sec retary Henry Brooke, discus sing the government's new budget that includes raising tobacco and liquor taxes, said Friday that in studying death and taxation he found that death never got any worse. Mythical student wins admission to Princeton PRINCETON, N.J. (UPI) Six imaginative college stu dents disclosed gleefully Friday night that Joseph D. Oznot, 18, who exists only in their imaginations and the admissions records of Princeton University, has been admitted to Princeton's class of 1968. 'One of us took the interview for Oznot, another took the college boards and scholastic aptitude tests, and when we got that far we just sat back and waited with our fingers crossed," said Thomas R. Reid III, 19, one of the perpetrators. "The letter (of accetpance) came Tlmrsday." When it was explained Fri day night to H. Alden Dunham Princeton director of admissions, that his staff had duly] weighed the qualifications the fictitious Oznot and admitted him to the university, he took it cheerfully. "It was an ingenious, well- planned hoax," he said. "I am deUghted. In fact, I think it's terrific." Ben Hecht, noted author, dies of heart attack NEW YORK (UPI) — BenScoundrel" and '.'Angels Over Hecht, whose novels, plays and screen credits enthralled Amer leans for. more than SO years, died of an apparent heart attack early today at the age of 70. Hecht's death was reported by his wife. Rose, who was un able to muse him in their apartment on Manhattan's West Side. Bom of Russian immigrant parents in New York City, Feb, 28, 1894, Hecht's journalistic ca reer began at the age of 10 when he secured a part-time job on the old Chicago Journal. He moved to the Chicago daily News 10 years later and chronicled Chicago's activities for nearly a decade. His impressive array of liter ary achievements included "The Front Page," a long-run play about Chicago Journalism, which later was made into motion picture. His screai credits included 'Spellbound", "N o t o nous", "Scarface". "Gunga Din' WuUiering HeighU". "The Bomb explodes in heart of Nicosia NICOSU (UPI)—A bomb ap- parenUy intended for a British- held U.N. position exploded in Uie heart of this embatUed city today while President Makarios was making a rare personal effort to setUe a dispute in the truce zone. The plastic bomb exploded on balcony about 10 feet below a sandbagged rooftop position. A British gunner on the roof was jarred by the explosion but not hurt, and there were no other casualties. The bombing appeared to be deliberate act of terrorism against the British U.N. forces —the first reported so far. Broadway". Bis publisher, Doubleday, said his mostirecent work "Letters From Bohemia", will be brought out next month. It is a collection of his correspondence with friends. A prolific writer, Hecht's achievements ranged from farce to moralistic drama. Hecht's first marriage, to Marie Armstrong in 1915, ended in divorce 10 years later. He married Rose Caylor in 1925 and theu: only child. Jennie, became an actress. Hecht loved the drama, noise and excitement of his early newspaper work. He wrote: "When we were done with stealing photographs, climbing into mansions through bathroom windows, impersonating bill collectors and gas inspectors in our quest for sUite ments from abandoned wives or dentist-slaying panmours... we assembled in a half dozen saloons to brag and cadge drinks — and fight with each other. •We were the least angry of young men on earUi, but we found endless glee in destroying the world. We became tongue-tied only when we . entered a decent home as a guest. "And we usually wound up at the altar with the first virtuous maiden who allowed us a kiss and then dissolved in guilty tears." Pranksters declare holiday FRANKLIN, Ind. (UPI) Members of the Franklin College student council were attempting today to learn the identity of students who posed as council members, rented a sound truck and declared a one- day holiday from classes Friday. Chances of averting rail crisis improve WASHrNGTON (UPI)Chances were reported improved today for averting a national raih-oad crisis next Friday as government mediators rushed make^or-break efforts in weekend conferences. Informed sources said mediators were cautiously hopeful that negotiations between union and management officials would result in enough progress to prevent outbreak of a nationwide rail strike at 12:01 a. m. (local time) April 25. But they warned that the outlook is still uncertaiii and a breakdown in the talks could occur despite gains made in recent days. The weekend sessions took on added importance because President Johnson has directed the peace-making team to report to him Monday morning on setUement prospects. One source close to the talks said it was doubtful that an agreement on all issues could be achieved before the presidential deadline. But the possibility appears to exist for making enough headway so the negotiations could continue without the threat of a nationwide walkout, the source said. Court turns down Yorty delegation LOS ANGELES (UPI)—Mayor Samuel Yorty had not given up hope today but he expressed disappointment about a state Supreme Court ruling which turned down a petition to place his delegation to the Democratic convention on the June ballot. Yorty said Friday he believed the decision was based on technicalities. The mayor, although 'deeply disappointed," said he might carry the case to the Federal Courts. The court in San Francisco Friday also denied a petition to place the name of former Minnesota Gov. Harold Stassen on the June 2 Presidential ballot. His attorney headed for Washington and the U.S. Supreme Court. Quote of Day GARY, Ind. — Negro comedian Dick Gregory, a leader of a school boycott against alleged de facto segregation in schools: "If Lyndon Johnson and bis wife, Lady Bird, woke up in the morning as black as me and my wife, they would demonstrate too." Jerrie Mock ends epic world hop COLUMBUS, Ohio (UPI) Petite housewife Jerrie Mock was home safe today from her first in history aiound-tbe-world sob flight by a woman, certain to be included among aviation's elite for her feat The brunette mother of three landed her single engine Ces sna 110, "The Spirit of Columbus," at 9:36 Friday jiight to complete a record globe-circling 29<lay flight She received a triumphal welcome in her hometown and a congratulatory telegram from President Johnson. Governor Almost Downtd A waiting crowd of 10,000 cheered boisterously when Mrs. Mock's red and white plane touched down and well-wishers pushed through a police line to greet her. Gov. James A. Rhodes was almost knocked off his feet by the enthusiastic crowd. It was fully five minutes before Mrs. Mock, 38, could open her cockpit door, lift her daughter Valerie, who is almost 4, from her husband's shoulders and hug the smiling little girl Russell Hock, an advertising man, and sons Roger, 17, and Gary, 16, joined Uie emotional welcome. Mrs. Mock graciously de­ clined an invitation to lead a motorcade through the city in her honor, preferring to go straight home to rest She said she hoped to sle^ until noon today. While Mrs. Mock was receiving accolades at home, bad weather half a world away forced the other globe-circling woman solo pitot, Joan Merriam of Long Beach, Calif., to land her light plane on Horn Island off the north coast of Austi-alia. Turbulmc* Stalls Flight She took off from Darwin. Australia, early today but was prevented by turbulence from [reaching her goal — Port Moresby or Lae in New Guinea. Miss Merriam is flying by the route Amelia Earhart chose in her ill-fated 1937 flight President Johnson in his telegram to Mrs. Mock extended congratulations on behalf of all Americans and told her she had made a significant notation in the records of aviation. The telegram was read by William Schultze, deputy FAA director who also announced a medal would be stricken in her honor and invited her to Washington.

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