Redlands Daily Facts from Redlands, California on April 21, 1964 · Page 1
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74th Yeor Phone 793-3221 REDUNDS, CALIFORNIA, TUESDAY, APRIL 21, 1964 $1^ Per Month 12 Pages 10 Cents HONORARY DOCTORATE — It was a happy occasion at the University of Redlands this morning when Dr. Forrest Young, prominent Redlands surgeon, was presented with this yellow hood conferring upon him the title of honorary doctor of science. The honor was given at the 10 a. m. convocotion today as part of the Founder's Day celebration. Dr. George H. Armacost is shown placing the hood over Dr. Young's head just after Dr Charles Howell read the citation to the convocation assemblage. Dr. Young is a 1926 graduate of the UR. (Story on page 5). ^''^ord J- Kenison) Cardinal Cushinq repudiates Birch Society BOSTON (UPD-Richard Cardinal Gushing said Monday night he w-ould prefer imprisonment and death rather than be a member of the John Birch Society, and he repudiated his endorsement of it. In an impassioned radio speech, the Roman Catholic archbishop of Boston said, "I %vould prefer imprisonment and death under a slave state than membership in an organization •which has branded a martyred president of the United States a Communist" The cardinal, at times his voice ready to break, bitterly withdrew an alleged letter of endorsement he gave four years ago regarding the Birch society and its founder, Robert Welch of suburban Belmont "If the statement was made that I endorsed the John Birch Society then I want to retract it. Since 1960 the John Birch Society has gone to extremes that I could never endorse," he said. Will continue WASHINGTON (UPI) President Johnson declared today that it is essential for U.S. reconnaissance flights over Cuba to continue and "any action to stop that would be a very serious action." Johnson said this in answer- ling questions from editors and broadcasters he had been addressing in the garden outside his office. He threw himself open to questioning after a long speech urging the news media to support U.S. efforts to help develpoing nations. , "We will have to maintam reconnaissance and over­ flights," the chief executive declared in reply to a question on whether ha foresaw a new Cuban crisis. "I don't want to predict any Wen parited MARSEILLES. France (UPI) —The crew of the steamer Az- rou pulled up the ship's anchor here Monday - and found a rusty automobile hooked on to the end of it. Weather Redlands Today Highest 77, Lowest 43 One Year Ago Highest 61, Lowest 39 Tomorrow's Sunrise and Sunset 5:10 a.m. — 6:26 p.m. No smog, allowable burning San Bernardino Valley: Mostly, sunny Wednesday. Lows to night 37-44. . U.S. Wtilher Bureau Neon Forecast Mostly sunny weather will prevail in Southern California today and Wednesday,.but with low cloudiness along the coast and in parts of the lower coastal vaUeys during the night and early morning hours. It will be slightly warmer in most areas today with high temperatures near 65 along the immediate coast in the seventies in coastal and intermediate vaUeys, 53 to 65 in mountains at resort levels, in the seventies in upper desert valleys and in the eighties in lower desert valleys. Th outlook for Thursday is for considerable cloudmess with little change in temperature. Temperatures and precipitation for the 24-hour period ended at 4 a.m: High Low Precip Boston Chicago Cincinnati Denver Fairbanks Fort Worth Helena Honolulu Kansas City Las Vegas Los Angeles Minneapolis New York Oklahoma City Sacramento Salt Lake City San Francisco SeatOe Washington 47 38 .04 S3 45 .25 77 61 .50 56 38 .03 39 27 .01 82 65 .04 63 33 01 83 70 .06 79 55 .62 73 48 66 50 59 47 .69 47 39 .34 79 53 67 44 56 40 .02 54 47 52 41 .03 58 45 .33 Johnson says flights over Cuba necessary [new crisis anywhere." Johnson said. "I have enough on my [hands now." And then he made the statement that it is "essential maintain surveillance" of Cuba to see whether any new often sive missiles arrive there. A similar statement was made Monday by the State Department which added a warning that if Cuba attacked U. S. reconnaissance planes Cuba would suffer the consequences. These warnings have followed a protest from the Fidel Cas tro government about the over flights. The Castro regime said it has never accepted the fact that U. S. Air Force planes can violate Cuban air space. The flights have been routine since the missile crisis of Octo ber, 1962. New Indian reservation bill awaits signing WASHINGTON (UPI)-A bill designed to clarify ownership of the Colorado River Indians Reservation in California and Arizona was on President Johnson's desk today awaiting his signa turc. The House passed the legisla tion Monday and sent it to the President . It declares the land to belong to the Colorado River Indian tribes, but it would permit cer tain Hopi, Navajo and Havasu pai colonists to be trained as members of the tribes if they accept enrollment within two years. The bill, also Includes a provision to permit leasing of reservation lands up to 99 years. The Interior Department requested the le^slation to permit commercial devebpment of res ervation land. Johnson sees agreement in rail dispute WASHINGTON (UPI) -President Johnson expressed hope today that negotiations to head off a nationwide railroad strike could be concluded "in a few hours or days." He said that mediators were "making some progress for set tlement." The President made his remark to a group of editors and broadcasters who questioned him in the ^Vhite House garden in an impromptu news conference. ^Vhite House Press Secretary I George E. Reedy told newsmen [the railroad management-labor talks had entered a critical stage. Demonstrators may disrupt World's Fair NEW YORK (UPI)—Wednes day's opening of the New York World's Fair may provide the city with its biggest traffic jam in history if civil rights demonstrators go ahead with plans I for a "stall-in." Despite a court restraining order and sharp warnings fi'om city officials, leaders of rebelli ous chapters of the Congress oJ Racial Equality (CORE) thus far have refused to call off the planned demonstrations. Mayor Robert F. Wagner scolded the organizers as men holding "a gun at the heart of ]thB city." A court order banning the threatened "stall-in" of more than 2,500 automobiles on major arteries leading to the fair in Queens was issued Monday. Gathers Momentum Observers pointed out that the stall-in plans may have gathered so much momentum .the organizers may not be able I to halt the demonstration. Also threatened for the open ing day of the fair was disrup tion of subway and Long Island Rail Road service to the fair site and sit-in blockades of key bridges and tunnels between Manhattan and the Long Island fair site. After a meeting Blonday with Queens Dist. Atty. Frank D. I O'Connor, the CORE leaders still were defiant. ; "We feel the district attorney I has called in the wong people" isaid Bron.\ CORE head Herbert Callender. 'He should have spoken Mayor Wagner and the city council who already have our demands (and) who can certainly change many things in this city," Callender said. Plan Other Protests National CORE leaders, who are opposed to the stall-in mean [while, announced a series o: civil disobedience protests for inside the fair. Mayor Wagner, in his strong est statement to date on stall-in type activities, promised that "in any case the law will be enforcrf." A new law provides $50 fines and 30 days in jail for stalling cars on city express ways and bridges. Chrysler profit at record high DETROIT (UPI) - Chrysler Corp. today reported the highest first quarter profits in the company's history. Chrysler President Lj-nn A. .Townsend told stockholders first Iquartcr profits camee to $53.8 million, or $1.44 a share, compared ^rith profits of $36.2 million, or 99 cents a share during I the same period last year. ! The previous high profits for the first quarter were posted in 1957 when profits totaled $46.5 I million, or $1.33 a share. Brazil may break relations with Cuba BRASILIA (UPI) — Foreign Alinister Vasco Leitao da Cunha jsays Brazil's new anti-Communist government may break off relations with Cuba. In an exclusive interview Monday, Leitao said Brazil "is studying a possible rupture of diplomatic relations with Cuba." The foreigii minister's state- .ment made just after his first [meeting with Interim President Humberto A. Castelo Branco, indicated that a change in Bra- ^zil's foreign policy may be in [prospect South may retaliate if Dixie speeches limited WASHINGTON (UPI) - Sen. Richard B. Russell, D-3a., said today that souUiem senators probably will retaliate if civil rights advocates limit the number of Dixie speeches. RtisseU indicated the southerners will make other senators abide by the rules. But he said this would depend on the cir- jcumstances. "We are more dedicated to full debate in the Senate than some of our opponents are," Russell said. "If we did it it would be sheer retaliation." Russell, leader of the south- cm bloc, called his group into a closed-door caucus to discuss Senate Democratic Whip Hubert H. Humphrey's attempt to i crack down on the debate. Under Senate Rule 19, members cannot speak more than twice on the same subject without special permission. The southerners avoided a showdown on the procedural question early today by picking Sen. John J. Sparkman, D-Ala., to speak. Sparkman has spoken [only once. as an "extraordinary situation because it was "11 bills in one.' WASHINGTON (UPI) — Britain today joined the United States and the Soviet Union in .cutting back on the production of uranium and plutonium foi I use in nuclear weapons. In announcing the U.S. move Monday, President Johnson said he believes the action will help speed the day when "nation shall not lift up sword against I nation ..." British Prime Minister Sir Alec Douglas-Home followed up the U. S, and Soviet moves today when he told parhament in London that the British produc- jtion of military nuclear fuel is I being "gradually terminated." He said that any plutonium produced by civil reactors will not be used for nuclear weap- Tornadoes prowl midwest By United Press International "Tornadoes prowled the Great (Plains and Alidwcst Monday night and today and flood wa ters kept scores of persons from Uieir homes. The latest in a seven - state spate of twisters ripped two subdivisions on the northwest [side of Peoria, 111., early today. A nearly completed home was picked up and dumped into a lake, and a 6-year-old gu-1 narrowly escaped injury when a cbthes pole was driven through her bedroom window. More twisters hit in sparsely populated areas in Iowa, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska and Missouri. One of the Iowa twisters lifted _ home near Wiola from its foundation and shifted it 50 feet The farm couple sleeping inside did not know vbat had happened until their worried son arrived to check on their condition. Goldwater in sole Indiana appearance INDIANAPOLIS. Ind. (UPD- ,Sen. Barry Goldwater said Mon jday night the Johnson adminis ItraUon has talked "dangerous nonsense" in defending its defense policies from critics. . The Arizona Republican, mak jmg his sole appearance in Indiana for the May 5 Eoosier primary, also praised the "brinkmanship" of former President {Eisenhower and the firmness of the late President Kennedy in the Cuban missile crisis. He told 5.000 cheering supporters in the 7,200-seat Southport Gymnasium that he may get the GOP presidential nomination on the first ballot if he can overcome his "last hurdle" I— Richard M. Nixon. tors were scheduled to stage a parade of gratitude outside Par- „u^c. - liamcni today to celebrate tiie Russell urged the Senate to circus entertainment tas ex- gled its figures. It has stacked considw the civil rights debate emption. They were, from left Uie deck. It is talking double on "ovtnnniinarv .litnatinn" to right three Indian elephants talk. It is talkins dangerous I and three Tunisian camels. Britain joins in cutting liack on nuclear arms fuel ,ons, and added: "her majesty's government has already adjusted its supplies of fissile material to the minimum necessary to maintain our independent nuclear deterrent and to meet all our defense requirements for the foreseeable future." The original announcements of the major step toward curbing the arms race, the biggest move to ease East • West tensions since the signing of the nuclear test ban treaty last August were made simultaneously Monday by Johnson in New York and Soviet Premier Nikita JS. Khrushchev in Moscow. Douglas - Home's announcement today left only France of the original four nations en |gaged in all-out nuclear production effort French President Charles de Gaulle has insisted that an independent nuclear force is vital for his country, and its creation is one of his major aims. Johnson's decision received warm endorsement today from Democratic legislative leaders, who met with him at the White House. Speaker John W. McCormack told reporters that "solid steps which mean progress toward peace but still maintain the security of our nation are consistent with the national interest, with the desires of our country, and the dreams of our people." Senate Democratic Leader Mike Mansfield said that "certainly the President is trjing to [chart a course toward peace. It gives hope to people and dissi- I pates some uneasiness wtiicb seems to exist." Reaction on Capitol Hill to Johnson's action was mixed, with even Democrats cautious and Republicans generally skeptical. Chairman J. William Fulbright, D-Ark., of Uie Senate Foreign Relations Committee called the move "a favorable and hopeful development .." Sen. Bourke B. Hiek- enlooper, R-Iowa, said he had "no particular confidence" in the Soviet promise, which he described as "indefinite." Laos King blasts coup, demands Souvanna return VIETIANE, Laos (UPD-King Savang Vathana has condemned Uie right-wing generals' coup and demanded the return of neutralist Premier Souvanna Phouma to power, it was reported today. Reliable sources said the king Imade his position known in talks Monday with Souvanna, who was accompanied to the .royal Capital of Luang Prabang [by the two coup leaders. Gen. Kouprasith Abhay and Gen. Siho LanphouthacouL I The sources said the king suf- [fered to meet the leader of the Uiird Laotian faction, "Red Prince" Souphanouvong, who controls strong pro-Communist forces, to prevent civil war from breaking out Souvanna's status in the gov- [emment was unclear today. There were no signs the coup had collapsed, despite reports Monday that the generals had reversed themselves after de posing Souvanna. Under Guard The generals returned Souvan­ na to his residence after the bip to Luang Prabang and put him under guard again. Troops refused to allow Western dipio mats 10 enter his villa. U. S. Ambassador Leonard Unger clung to a fence to shout words of encouragement to Sou­ vanna when he appeared on his balcony. SAN FRANQSCO (UPD-Civ- [il Rights leaders today placed the Bank of America, Greyhound Lines, the Republican [National Convention and Gov. Edmund G. Brown at the top of their list of demonstration targets. A group of 200 pickets planned to greet the governor tonight when he arrives at the Fairmont Hotel for a reception honoring his 59th birthday. Howard Jetter, vice president of the Northern California Committee for Representation in Government said the demon stration was organized because the ratio of minority group members to Caucasians was too low on the California delegation Rights pickets protest Brovfn's Demo delegation to the Democrab'c National Con- [venUon. The governor heads the delegation. Brown issued a statement in Sacramento saying, "I have no quarrel with the group's right to picket but I do question the reason." He said the delegation vrill have "the largest minority representation in California history," including nine Negroes in the 162-member group. Imperials Civil Rights , Roger Kent Northern Califor- Inia chairman of the Democratic Party, called Jetter's action a "cheap and dishonest" bid for publicity. Kent said it is "the kind of action which imperials national and state' civil rights legislation." . The Congress of Racial Equal- [ity and the Bank of America have apparenUy reached a temporary truce in their dispute [over the bank's hiring policies. CORE had been reported ready to start demonstrations against the bank, the world's [largest, later this week, but local CORE leader WiUiam Bradley said Monday night aft- .er a negotiating session with [bank officials that no demonstrations were being planned at the moment The Republican National Convention here in July may be a target of picketing imless Negroes are included in the Mississippi delegation, CORE lead.- ers said Monday. Aged Texan rides plane with Johnson WASHINGTON (UPI) - J.B. Pickle of Big Spring, Tex., took his first airplane ride Monday at the age of-88. What's more, he rode with President Johnson. Pickle, fatiier of Rep. J.J. Pickle, D-Tex., was invited [aboard Johnson's plane. Air Force One, on its return flight to Washington from New York where the President made a major speech. Johnson was so delighted to have Uie elder Pickle aboard that he asked newsmen back to his lounge to meet him. "Nowhere in the United .States could an ordinary clod[hopper — "I'm just a retired farmer and groceryman — be invited to ride in the President's plane," Pickle told re[porters. I Pickle's son, who is from [Austin, numbers the President among his constituents and also was aboard the plane. During the 50-minute flight ; Pickle appeared relaxed as he [sat in the window seat of a isofa with Johnson beside him. But he did confess: "I don 't feel secure. It 's a [long way down, from here to the ground." However, he said he was willing to make the flight because 'I've lived to 88 years and I Idon 't have much longer to Uve." Red China reinforces Soviet border LONDON (UPI) — Communist China today was reported to have sent reinforcements to its border with the Soviet Union in Central Asia, where frontier incidents have been frequent in recent months. The strengthening of the long, remote border coincided wiUi reports that the Soviet-Chinese frontier talks in Peking have run into difficulty, with litUe prospect of a setUement The Soviets akeady have told the Chinese and the world that any major border revision is out of the question, although minor changes may be discussed. But Peking recenfly has revived old complaints about the teriitorial expansion of czarist Russia in Asia, and has hinted it might claim Far Eastern portions of the Soviet Union, including the Vladivostok naval base. The Soviets were understood to have reinforced their side of the border some time ago, charging Peking with 5,000 border violations from Sinkiang Province alone. Quote of Day Gratitude display XSf ?^A -!TcS COPENH.\GEN, Denmark the Johnson administration of (UPI)—Six unusual demonstira- distorting the U.S. defense posture in defending its policies crom critics: "The administration has jug- It is I nonsense. Fire destroys two trains in Grand Central station NEW YORK (UPI) - The .worst subway fire in New York history raged through the shut- tie station under Grand Central Terminal early today, destroying two trains, buckling girders and causing 42nd Street to sink. The fire, which will cause 127,000 daily subway riders to seek alternate transportation at least until Thursday, is estimated to have caused between $1 million and $2 million in damages. Fire Commissioner Edward Thompson said 42nd Street Manhattan's -busiest crosstown throughfare, would have to be excavated in the area between [Vanderbilt and Madison Avenues. Twisted vertical girders and buckled beams two floors beneath the surface would have to be replaced before the dam- Secret satellite launched at Yandenberg VANDENBERG AFB (UPI)— A secret saUelite, believed to be designed as part of a worldwide navigational or communications network, was launched toward orbit today by the Air Force. The satellite was launched by a Thor-Ablestar rocket booster, indicating it was either a Transit navigational aid satellite or a Courier communications satellite. Both of these satellites are highly complex. The Air Force gave no information other than to say a satellite employing the Thor-Able­ star combination was launched from this Pacific Missile Range Base this morning. Transit satellites are used to I establish a more accurate world [navigation system and measure the sun's radiation. "Project Courier" is designed to orbit a system of satellites capable of receiving and storing messages from ^und stations and then transmitting the infomation to other ground instaHations. Ribicoff asks aerial spray controls WASHINGTON (UPI)- Sen. Abraham Ribicoff, D- Conn., urged the Federal Aviation Agency today to issue regula tions "as soon as possible" con trolling aerial spraying of insect poisons on crops. Ribicoff is chairman of a sub committee investigating how the [poisons are affecting the environment and ways other than those intended—that is killing harmful bugs. Massive fish kills in the lower Mississippi laid to the insecticide endrin touched off the present round of hear lings. Mrs.Lawferd Salinger's co-chairman LOS ANGELES (UPI) —Mrs Patiicia Kennedy Lawford, sister of the late President John F. Kennedy, today was named statewide co-chairman of Pierre Salinger's campaign for the U.S Senate. The new co-chairman, wife of actor Peter Lawford, campaigned for her brother^s elec- [tion in I960 while Salinger directed press relations. Mrs. Lawford praised Salin ger's 'excellent experience. aged block can be rebuilt, he said. Thirty-five fire fighting vehicles and 200 firemen batUed the bljze, which officials tentatively blamed on an electrical fail- lure in a shutUe tram amvmg from Times Square at 4:57 a.m. EST. The fire spread to la train on an adjoinmg track and gutted the tunnel and some small shops in the area. Both trams were evacuated [without incident, police said. But intense, acrid smoke engulfed Grand Central Terminal and the lower floors of nearby office buildings for several [hours, and a few commuters suffered smoke inhalation. Police said six firemen had to be treated for smoke exhaustion and minor injuries, including bums. Many firemen [said they had never worked in such intense heat. Most had to wear smoke masks to get near the conflagration. 'It was as hot down there as a man can possibly stand it and even hotter," said Thomp[son. "It was like Dante's Inferno. You couldn't see, couldn't breathe, and the only light was from the flames [themselves." Flames licked up from suh- jWay gratings into 43nd Street, [which was filled with commuters who sought refuge from the smoky terminal. For a time , smoke so filled the famed [thoroughfare that it was impossible to see more Uian a block |away, and traffic had to be halted between Fifth and Third avenues. The trains—one of four cars and the other of three—were re- |duced to charred, twisted hulks. They were destroyed by heat so intense that it kept firemen firom the scene for a half hour. which brought him into ctose contact with all intematkmal ;and national problems" to qoal ifj him fag ^ Senate. Murder suspect nabbed OKLAHOMA OTY (UPI) Highway Patrol troopers captured a sleeping Califtunia murder suspect on the Turner Turnpike Monday. The troopers found Harold Evans Smith, 54, asleep in a truck after an Oklahoma City toll'gate attendant grew suspicious. Gatekeeper Wlson Gates noticed that the name of the trucking company on the side of the tiruck had been daubed out with what appeared to be sitDB polish.

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