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74th Year Phone 793-3221 REDLANDS, CALIFORNIA, MONDAY, APRIL 20, 1964 , f 1.50 Per Month Sixteen Pages 10 Cents Laos generals yield, free premier SAIGON, South Viet Nam (UPI) — Right-wing generals who deposed Premier Souvan- na Phouma in neighboring Laos Sunday reversed themselves today and released him from house arrest, diplomatic sources here reported. (A dispatch from Vientiane, capital of Laos, said Souvanna, leader of the country's neutralist faction, was allowed to leave his villa and unexpectedly flew to the royal capital of Luang Prabang to meeet with King Savang Vatthana. (The Vientiane dispatch said Souvanna was accompanied by the two coup leaders. Gen. Kouprasith Abhay and Gen. Si- ho Lanphouthacoul, and Gen. Fhoumi Nosavan, leader of the right-wing faction. (Gen. Kong Le, leader of a neutralist faction in Laos, was reported to have pledged his 5,000 troops to support of Sou­ vanna. (Vientiane was calm, with virtually all troops withdrawn from the streets, shops opened, and traffic normal The airport remained closed.) Diplomatic sources in Saigon said the coup leaders had apologized for attempting the coup. Souvanna was said to have denied he bad resigned as the generals claimed Sunday. Strong action by the United States, Britain, and France put pressure on the coup leader. Gen. Kouprasith Abhay. The Western Allies feared that the change of the delicate balance of forces in Laos could have reprecussions throughout Southeast Asia. Since 1962, neutralists, pro-Communists, and right-winders have shared rule in Laos. The pressure apparently was successful. The sources today described the situation in Vien- tiaue as restored to normaL New prince named Edward LONDON (Urn -Qucen EUz- abeth and Prince Philip have named their fourth child Edward Antony Richard Louts, it was announced today. The baby, bom March 10, will be known as Prince Edward. He will be christened at Windsor Castle's private chapel May 2. The baby is third in line to the throne after Prince Charles, 15, and Prince Andrew, 4. The delay in announcing the name is traditional for the royal family. Weofher Redlands Today Highest 67, Lowest 42 Sunday Highest 68, Lowest 40 Rainfall: 24 hrs. .09, Season 11.17 Last Year 6.73 Saturday Highest 68, Lowest 52 One Year Ago Highest 60, Lowest 46 i Tomorrow's Sunrise and Sunset) S:U a.m.—6:25 p.m. ' No smog, allowable burning. San Bernardino Valley: Variable cloudiness, but mostly sunny and slightly warmer today and "niesday. Highs today 59-64. Lows tonight 37-43. Fiv* Day Forecast A chance of rain near the end of the week and warming but still bebw normal temperatures, U,S. Weather Bureau Noon Forecatt Mostly sunny weather will pre-j vail in Southern California Tuesday, but with variable cloudiness coastal sections especially during the morning hours. Slightly higher temperatures are expected in most areas Tuesday. The outlook for Wednesday is for some coastal low cloudiness in the morning otherwise sunny weather will prevail with little change in temperature. Temperatures and precipitation for the 24-hour period ended at 4 a.m. High Lew Preeip, 60 42 Boston Chicago Cmcinnali Denver Detroit Fairbanks Fort Worth Helena Honolulu Kansas City Las Vegas Los Angeles Minneapolis New York Oklahoma City Palm Springs Sacramento Salt Lake Qty San Francisco Seattle Washington 46 72 65 51 37 S2 59 83 64 64 59 54 62 78 68 48 55 62 76 43 .49 57 1.17 43 39 18 68 28 70 54 48 49 37 45 63 55 47 32 49 41 51 T .05 .09 .55 .21 .65 .46 CAN YOU READ? - Jim Hokana, 1021 West Palm avenue, is accustomed to deciphering scribbled addresses on the letters he delivers. So, of course, he has no trouble in reading the strange message on the City Sign which is intended to keep motorists from driving ogoinst the one-way traffic on State street, in front of the Elks clubhouse. (Facts photo by Clifford J. Kenison) White House reports Rail negotiators make 'some definite gains' U.S.notto half Cuba air inspection WASHINGTON (UPI) -The United States today publicly warned that American aerial inspection of Cuba will continue even if Russia turns over the operation of its Chiban-based advanced anti-aircraft missiles to Castro. Department spokesman Richard L Phillips said the United States would stand by its contention that Fidel Castro's refusal to permit the inspection Russia promised in late 1962 made it imperative that the overflights continue. This is despite the possibility that "in the near futtu-e the operation and control of the missile systems" which are capa ble of shooting down the highflying U2 American reconnaissance planes "will be turned over to the Cubans," Phillips said. The overflights are designed to make certain no offensive weapons are reintroduced into the island, the spokesman pointed out. Meanwhile, a high administra tion official said privately the United States was concerned that Castro, if he gets control of Sam-II (surface-to-air) systems, may be irresponsible and trigger-happy. This official, who decUned public identification, said he thought this was borne out in Castro's militant speech Sunday. Officials have said Russia is expected to turn operation of the missiles over to the Cubans on May 1 and withdraw approx imately 3,000 Russian froops. Phillips declined to confirm this beyond his remark about it being possible in the near future. He said present U. S. information shows the Russians still control the Sam sites but the Cubans are being trained in the "operation of the missiles and the associated equipment." WASHINGTON (UPI) — The White House said today that railroad management-labor negotiators have made "some definite gains" in talks aimed at averting a coast-to-coast strike that could begin Saturday. However, it was stressed that difficult issues remain and one member of President Johnson's mediation team summed up the situation by saying it was now as difficult to gain an mch as it was a week ago to gain a foot. Johnson met with the media tors and management and un ion representatives Sunday night in his office to receive a report on the progress of dis cussions under a 15-day strike truce which expires 12:01 a.m. EST Saturday. "The mediators now feel it is both fair and accurate to char acferize the situation as having been one in which some definite gains have been made," Press Secretary George E. Reedy said today in telling newsmen of the negoUators' report on the work rules dispute. He said he did not want to imply that any particular issues had been settled but did want to say that the mediators "now feel that the negotiations are in such shape it is possible for them to foresee some definite gains that can be achieved." "I want to sfress that what remains is quite difficult,' Reedy said. "One mediator re marked to me that they are now at a point where to gain an inch is as difficult as it was to gaui a foot a week ago. This sums up the situation more graphically than anything else." Cleveland students join in protest By United Press International Thousands of students boycotted their classes today in Cleveland, Ohio in a oneKiay protest of de facto segregation. A late morning check indicated between 50,000 and 60,000 of the city's 150,000 students stayed away from classes. Civil rights leaders estimated that 75,000 students would boycott the public schools today in the protest Anniversary of Revolution celebrated CONCORD, Mass. (UPI)-A 21-gun salute shattered the early morning quiet of this tiny community today in remembrance of the 189th anniversary of the start of the American Revohition. This was where it all started: "Where once the embattled farmer stood and fired the shot heard "round the world." In Boston, Lt Arthur Faru- meni of the National Lancers portrayed Paul Revere in a Patriot's Day re-«iactment of the famed ride to "every Mid dlesex village and town." Sgt Herbert O'Brien of the Lancers portrayed William Dawes, the other, revolutionary rider. Similar observances were held in other areas. NEW YORK (UPI)— President Johnson announced today that he has ordered further "substantial reduction of uranium for nuclear weapons. "Soviet Premier N i k i t a Khrushchev made a similar announcement in Moscow. The President told newspaper executives here of cutbacks in the productoin of enriched uranium in a wide-ranging foreign policy speech in which he disclosed he has sent Assistant of SUte William Bundy to Laos for a first-hand look at the political crisis there. Khrushchev's simultaneous announcement of uranium produc tion reductions and the tennma- tion of work on two new atomic reactors was made in the Rus sian capital by Tass, the Soviet news agency. Khrushchev said the Soviet decision was based on the stated intention of Johnson and British Prime Minister Sir Alec Douglas-Home that Judge orders prison term for four Nazis BRAUNSCHWEIG, Germany (UPIV — Four Germans who served in the Nazi SS elite guard during World War II were sentenced to prison terms at hard labor today for paitici pating in the slaughter of 5,254 Russian Jews. Chief Judge Guenther Braun, close to tears when he told the former Nazis that West Germany must become "a nation of laws," decreed prison terms rangmg from four to five years. A fifth defendant was acquitted because of lack of evidence. The massacre occurred in 1941 in the Russian city of Pinsk after the Nazis overran it during the invasion of the Soviet Union. "We have tried to judge you taking account of your times," Braun said. "But how is our country ever to become a nation of laws if we hide the deeds of the past under the cloak of forgiveness. "This court will never forget the horrors it has seen ia the eyes of the witnesses from Is rael," Braun added, his voice choked with emotion and his eyes damp with tears. Five-year prison terms were ordered for Franz Magill, an SS major who commanded the cavalrymen responsible for the massacre, and Kurt Wegener, a captain in the SS and one of MagHl's squadron chiefs. Reporter says U.S. losing war in Viet Nam NEW YORK (UPI) - Neil Sheehan, United Press International correspondent in Saigon, said today the U.S.-supported South Vietnamese government is losing its guerrilla war against the Communist Viet Cong. "We have been losing it for some Ume. The situation has deteriorated so badly now that it probably cannot be reversed without massive American intervention in all Indo - China, a move which, in my opinion, our people do not seem willing to accept," Sheehan said. Sheehan, who covered the war in Viet Nam for UPI for nearly two years, spoke at the United Press International breakfast for publishers attending the annual meeting of the American Nevrepapers Publishers association. UPI White House correspondent Merriman Smith also addressed the breakfast at the Waldorf- Astoria Hotel. Four-year-old culprit found GANTS HILL, England (UPI) —Mothers in this town were horrified when they found their babies' faces scratched by an unknown assailant as the infants sat in their baby carriages. -After a police investigatioD, the assailant was apprehended. The culprit was a 4-year-old boy who used a comb to scratch the babies' faces. He is too young to be dealt with by the law, but detectives warned his mother to keep a closer watch on him when she takes him out shopping. More flee to West BERLIN (UPI) — A young border guard of the Commu nist East German Army led two East German girls into freedom before dawn today. West Berlin police reported. The 21-year-old soldier and two nurses' aides, aged 16 and 17, crept through the multiple barbed wire entanglements into the American sector of WestI Berlin. After thefr successful escape the three refttgees asked for political asylum in West Berlin, police said. U.S., Russia to cutiiacit uranlum-for-arms output their nations would reduce manufacture of uranium for military purposes. Johnson announced last Jan. 8 a 25 per cent cut m uranium production and called on the Soviet Union to take a similar step. (In London, the British Foreign Office said Prime Minister Su: Alec Douglas-Home will make a statement in the House of (Emmons Tuesday concerning Britam's reduction of the manufacture of military uran- hira.) Johnson also reaffirmed U.S. policy to isolate Cuba. He likewise reiterated this country's determination to win the war in Viet Nam and put in a plug for congressional approval of his new foreign aid requests. Touches Domestic issue* Discussmg domestic politics, Johnson said "partisan politics must yield to national need." In this connection, he said he has instructed the Departments of SUte, Defense and Uie Cen- fral InteUigence Agency to be ready to provide "major candidates" for the presidency with all possible information helpful to their discussion of American policy." But the President's address, made before the annual meeting of the Associated Press at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel, dealt mainly with foreign policy. Reiterating his willingness to seek solutions to cold war problems with Russia, Johnson declared: "We will discuss any problem, listen to any proposal, puruse any agreement, take any action which might lessen the chance of war without sac rificing the interests of our allies or our own ability to defend the alliance against attack." Johnson said his order re­ ducing uranium 'production would be carried out over a four-year period. Added to previous reductions, he said, the new cut will mean an over-all decrease in the production of Plutonium by 20 per cent and of enriched uranium by 40 per cent 'By bringing production in line with need," he said, "we reduce tension while maintaining all necessary power. "I am happy to say that Chauman Khrushchev has now indicated to me that he intends to make a move in this same direction." Johnson last Jan. 8 announced a 25 per cent cut in uranium production and called on the Soviet Union to take a similar step. The President's statement today that Khrushchev has now indicated a similar move was the first indication the Russians might follow suit. Rusk says U.S. to keep forces in Viet Nam SAIGON, SouUi Viet Nam (UPI)—Secretary of State Dean Rusk, ending a four-day visit to South Viet Nam, indicated to day that U.S. forces will re main here until the Communist guerrillas are defeated. Previous indications by U. S. officials were that the bulk of^ the bulk of the 15,000 U.S. troops here would be withdrawn by 1965. But Rusk said on his departure for Washington: 'We shaQ remain at your side until the aggression from the north has been defeated — i until it has been completely! rooted out and this land enjoys the peace which it deserves." This appeared to be a promise that the U.S. troop commitment here would last until the miUtary defeat of the Viet Cong. Reports of a coup in neighboring Laos kept Rusk close to communications Sunday. But he' made no comment on the power struggle between right- wing and neutralist forces there. Cat burglar strikes at Beatles LONDON (UPI) - A cat burglar early today broke m- to the London apartment of two of the Beatles and stole souvenirs and jewelry worth 200 pounds ($560). Ringo Starr, drummer in the group, the guitarist George Harrison have a second floor apartment in the fashionable Cen- fral District of Knightsbridge. Souvenirs of then: recent U. S. trip were among the stolen items. Suspects held by officers TEMPLE QTY (UPI) - Two Nevada men and a Southern California suspect were in custody today on charges of grand theft auto, possession of barbit- uates and assault with a deadly weapon. Kenneth Ware, 21, Las Vegas, Nev., his brother George, 17, and Paul Bragg, 23, El Monte, were booked Saturday after the older Ware was shot in the hand yihen he seized a sheriffs deputies revolver. Routine static discharge Electricity flashes on First Lady's airliner CLEVELAND, Ohio (UPI)-A static electricity discharge from a commercial airliner carrying Mrs. Lyndon 6. Johnson caused some anxious moments today but the plane landed safely. It was first believed lightning hit the United Air Lines Vis- cotmt propjet carrying the first lady and 40 other passengers but further investigation showed, the airline said, the fire which Hashed along the wings was a discharge of static electricity. The incident occurred while the plane was flying south of Akron at an altitude of 14,000 feet. There was no explanation of what caused what normally is a routine discharge of static electricity to send blue and white flames racing along the plane's wings. A UAL spokesman said static builds up in planes while in flight and is routinely discharged through small strips of flexible metal attached to the rear of the wings. The discharge appeared to be along Uie wing about two seats behind where Mrs. Johnson was seated, sipping coffee. She jumped up but laughed with the other passengers when it became evident there was no damage. The pilot, G. A. Mosteller, 56, Vienna, Va., a 21-year veteran with the airline, said he had no frouble controlling the plane. There were burned spots on a propeller and the edge of a wing, a UAL spokesman said. "It was not the smoothest flight I can imagine," Mrs. Johnson told a delegation who greeted her upon her arrival. The first lady's party left im mediately from the airport for a tour of a model housing project for the elderly. Later, she said that women can do much to help develop better cities for americans. "Women can be dedicated doers for all these things," the First Lady said in a speech prepared for a luncheon at the opening session of the Yoimg Women's Christian Association (YWCA) convention. Mrs. Johnson's address was part of a one-day flying visit to Cleveland to tour a model housing development for the elderly and attend a reception for "women doers" in the Ohio city. The First Lady told the YWCA that "we must face the fact that we are rapidly becom- mg an urban society." In this society,, she added, "women can do much in their civic life." "They can alert citizens to be interested in the affairs of their city," she said. "They can push and prod legislators. They can raise sights and set standards. "Today, the resources available in our society are s(J vast. We have tools and instruments for growth. We need bolder imagination about the way we want to live—better homes for our families, better schools for our children, better cities for all of us. Women can be dedicated doers for all thesa Uimgs." Arson blamed for school fire NOTASULGA, Ala. (UPI) State Fire Marshal J.V. Kitchens said today the fire that destroyed a desegregated high school here Satnrday "definitdy appears to be a case of anon.' He said a witness who reported the fre said it com pletely envetoped the high school wing of the gray (tncco building "within about two minutes. "We have eliminated electrical wiring and chemicals used by the janitor as causes and there has to be tome reason for it to spread so quiddy." he added. Castro accuses U.S. of violating Cuban air space HAVANA (UPI)—Cuban Premier Fidel Castro charged the United States wiUi violations of Cuban air space Sunday night and called on his armed forces to speed up preparations for use of new anti-aircraft mis- sfles. He also accused American Marines of unfriendly acts toward Cuba and said he would protest to the United Nations. In a speech marking the third anniversary of the abortive Bay of Pigs invasion, Castro said in reference to the United SUtes that "if they want war, we are not afraid of it" Castro said Cuba is not intimidated by blackmail or display of power. He said he will not tolerate aggressions by Marines at the U.S. Guantanamo naval base against Cuban sentries or incursions into C^ban air space by American planes. In his speech, Castro charged that Marines from Guantanamo' had committed 10 "provocations" abng the base border late Saturday night and early Sunday mommg. He said several Marines crossed the border, threw rocks at Cuban sentries, broke two doors on a small guard shack, untied the rope on a. Cuban flag post, and stole a water hose. Keep economy SACRAMENTO (UPI)-^ Gov. Edmund G. Brown Sunday promised "to keep California first in the nation in agriculture and canning, twin industries which are the backbone of our ectmomy." 3000 feet up Rope tangles, boy flies behind balloon SAN FRANCTSCO (UPI)Balloonist William Berry had just reached an altitude of 3,000 feet when he was startled by a voice crying out, "sir, would you please help me?" Berry leaned over the side of his gondola and was even more startled to see U-year-old Danny Nowell dangling from a rope 10 feet below. 'I was just standing there and suddenly there was this terrific jerk," Danny explained in a matter-of-fact voice later. That "terrific jerk" catapulted Danny into an adventure that only a rope wrapped tightly around his fingers kept from turning into sudden death. But Uianks to the doll of the balloon's pik>t and a sizable chunk of good luck, Danny is resting comfortably in Letterr man General Hospital today Greek, Turk Cypriots in peace move NICOSIA, Cyprus (UPI) Greek and Turkish Cypriots removed fortifications from a key area of Nicosia today as part of a neutralization agreement wiUi tiie United Nations. A V2i. spokesman said troops of the UJf. peace force would VLse armed force if necessary to prevent any attack, firing or construction of new positions in the mile • square area. - While the neotralizaOiu agreement announced Sunday ni^t eased tension along the truce line in the capital, new violence was feared in the island's northwest after an outburst of shooting left two Greek Cypriots wounded. with nothing more serious than a badly bruised left hand. Thorough Check A hospital spokesman said doctors wanted to give Danny a thorough examination before releasing him. Danny's unexpected high-fly- mg adventure began Saturday morning when he and some friends happened upon the start of a balloon race from Tamai- pais Valley across the bay from San Francisco to Alcafraz Island. "Someone said, 'grab a rope' and we did," Danny recalled from his .hospital bed. Danny and three of his friends held one of the restraining ropes which hung firom the 52-foot high orange and white balloon while Berry, 36, made the final preparations for his ascent Other volunteers held three other restraining ropes. Finally Berry was satisfied that all was in readiness and he began inflatmg the balloon wiUi hot air. "Let her go," he yelled to the rope holders as the lift lines grew taut Begins To Rise All heard the command except Danny, who felt only the "terrific jerk." He began slowly to rise from the ground. "And then, a couple of seconds later, somebody grabbed my legs and I really felt a (Continued on Page 7) C of C delegates LOS ANGELES (UPI) — Representatives of the Los Angeles (^mber of C!ommerce were to be in Sacramoito today in support of restoring taxation power to a bin designed to create a new rapid transit district in Southern California

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