Redlands Daily Facts from Redlands, California on April 23, 1964 · Page 1
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fa ctsi 74th Year Phone 793-3221 REDLANDS, CALIFORNIA, THURSDAY, APRIL 23, 1964 $1.50 Per Month Sixteen Pages 10 Cents dispute settled FAIR OPENS — President Johnson cut the ribbon formally opening the U. S. Pavilion at the New York World's Foir. Assisting him is Boy Scout Gerald Weinstein, 14, of Troop 183, Flushing, N. Y. (UPl Telephofo) Soviets say fair exiiibit waste of money MOSCOW (UPD—The Soviet news agency Tass said today it is a waste of money to exhibit at the New York World's Fair. "Apart from Ihe reasons which have already been re ported, the absence of pavilions from Socialist countries is also explained by the following practical arguments: ^Vhy waste millions to advertise goods if trade with the U.S.A. is anyway hampered by artifi cial obstacles?" Tass said. Like Britain, the Soviet bloc is not participating because of the rules it follows under an international agreement signed in Paris v,hich does not recognize the New York fair as official. The agreement specifies that a country can have a world's fair only every 10 years, and the New York fair comes too soon after the one at Seattle. Weather Hedlands Today Highest 62, Lowest 48 One Year Ago Highest 78, lAiviest 43 Tomorrow's Sunrise and Sunset 5:07 a.m. — 6:28 p.m. No smog, allowable burning. San Bernardino Valley: Considerable cloudiness tonight Chance of few scattered show-' ers. Partly cloudy Friday. Cool cr tonight. Lows tonight 38-44. Not quite so cool Friday, U.S. Weather Bureau Noon Forecast There will be considerable , cloudiness over the mountains and in the northern deserts and along the south coast today through Friday, but only partly cloudy along the north coast. There will be scattered showers in the northern deserts and a few showers around the foothills and some snow showers over the mountains this afternoon, tonight and Friday morning, but some decrease in clouds in the afternoon Friday. South- em deserts will be partly cloudy. Winds will be strong and gusty both days. It will be cooler in most areas today and tonight. It will continue cool for April on Friday. The outlook for weather on Saturday indicates mostly fair over Southern California. Temperatures and precipita tion 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 Minneapolis New York Oklahoma City Palm Springs Sacramento Salt Lake City San Francisco SeatUe Washinjtofi $25.000 a year Engle offered well-paid job if he steps aside WASHINGTON (UPD — AU ing Sen. Clair Engle has been offered a well-paying position in a frank bid by California Democratic leaders to get him to step aside as a candidate for re-election, it was learned to day. Party leaders—Including Gov. Edmund G. Brown—expect En gle to accept the position as a consultant on western water and power problems. Engle, back in the hospital today for "additional tests," underwent brain surgery in August and is partly paralyzed and virtually unable to speak. Engle and his wife Lu, were understood to have been offered position paying more than S25.000 a year in an effort to avoid continuation of a bitter interparty struggle over his insistence on seeking re-election. Similar offers have been made in the past, including one last month, but all had been rejected by Engle and his wife. It was learned party leaders were confident he would accept the current offer. In addition to his salary as a consultant, Engle would be el­ igible for retirement benefits exceeding $10,000 a year from his 20 years of service in Con gress. Engle's office has repeatedly denied persistent rumors over the past weeks that he would withdraw from the race. Paul Green, the senator's press aide, said he understood such an offer had been made to Engle some time ago but insisted that he knew nothing nothing about current negotiations. Brown was scheduled to arrive later in the day on a trip scheduled several weeks ago. A spokesman for the governor denied the governor's trip had any connection with reports of the deal between Engle and some party leaders. In a telegram sent this week to state Assemblyman Tom Car rell, Engle said the co-chairmen of his c a m p a i g n committee could deny reports he was with drawing. In an earlier statement critical of Brown and other party leaders, Engle also has denied that he could be "bought off" (Continued on Page 4) Soifvanna Phouma group still in power 45 42 .17 62 46 74 45 66 41 S3 70 81 68 .05 54 33 .19 S3 70 71 52 .61 82 55 58 43 47 46 79 61 84 58 67 42 67 47 54 46 50 33 .26 C2 48 WASHINGTON (UPD - The revolutionary committee which staged a coup in Laos Sunday announced today that the U.S.- backed coalition government of Premier Souvanna Phouma is continuing in power, it was re ported through U.S. officials. The State Department said while this did not necessarily mean the political crisis in Laos was over, it was a "hopeful" sign. The department said the right wing revolutionary committee which put Souvanna under house arrest last weekend announced in Vientiane, the Laotion capital today, that Souvanna's govern ment was continuing to e-xercise its duties. State Department press officer Kobcrt J. McCloskey said it ap peared from the Vientiane an nounccment that Souvanna once more had freedom of movement. The United States had strongly backed Souvanna's coalition of right-wing, middle, and Communist factions. When rightist general staged their coup against this government Sunday, officials here expressed fear that Laos would be plunged again into civil war. The United States exerted diplomatic efforts in 1962 to set up the coalition government, after, this country became convinced it was backing a losing cause by trying to maintain a right- wing regime there. Gen. Siho Lamphouthakoul, the 30-year-old co-leader of the coup, said Wednesday night that "all factions" would be represented in the new government But reliable sources said Siho and the other coup leader. Gen. Kouprasith Abhay, were determined to restore Souvanna to power only if he ousts the pro- Communist Pathet Lao faction. The coup leaders' position was greatly strengthened today by the meeting of the generals i>nd Gen. Kopurasith's an nouncement that "they all unanimously support the revolu tion." Since 1962, Laos has been ruled by an uneasy coalition of neutralists, Pathet Lao, and rightists. The United States and the So: viet Union both favor a restoration of the all-faction coalition. Western offitials fear that any attempt to shut out the pro Communists could bring renewed civil war. The Soviet, U.S., British. French, Australian, and Indian ambassadors Wednesday visited the royal capital of Luang Pra- bang to m-ge restoration of the troika government under Sou­ vanna. WASHINGTON (UPD— Union officials moved today to smoth er the possibility of a wildcat rail strike by threatening to discipline any official who pulls his men off the job in protest over the new railroad agreement President Johnson announced the agreement on the rail dis pute Wednesday night, terming it a "just and fair" settlement, Charles Luna, head of the trainmen, issued the threat as a warning to officials of his um'on in Sypracuse, N.Y. The officials in the New York rail hub said that as far as they were concerned, the walkout would come off as planned at midnight Friday. Luna assured President John son during a ^Vhite House session that the threatened strike against the New York Central would not take place. Luna said union officials who have threatened a walkout on that railroad have not even talked to him and have no au thority to call a strike. Further more, he said, they will not get any such authorization. Joseph K. Kenefick, who heads about 7,000 trainmen on the New York Central, said the dispute was not "settled as far as we are concerned." Michael W. Herr, strike chairman of the raikoad on the Central, said the strike would go on as planned. Threatens Disciplinary Action However, Luna said here that he had not authorized any strike in the area represented by Kenefick. "Any strike would be wildcat and Mr. Kenefick would be subject to disciplinary action," Luna said. Luna said that Kenefick Couldn't even know what is in the agreement, as he hasn't read it." He added that he hadn't "even heard from Mr. Kenefick." But he said that! Kenefick would be subjected to disciplmary action if he staged an unauthorized walkout The end of the rail work rules dispute was announced by John son a little more than 48 hours before a strike would have be gun. The President, buoyed by his triumph, held out hope for lasting labor peace in the strife- torn railroad industry. The settlement came on the tContinued on Page 4) Lab reveals Baker forged signature WASHINGTON (UPl) -n- terndl Revenue Service Commissioner Mortimer Caplin said today FBI laboratory tests showed tttat Bobby Baker forged his accountant's name to 1961 federal tax returns. In a letter to Senate Rules Committee Chairman B. Everett Jordan, D-N.C, Caplin said the FBI lab examination established that Baker signed the name of Alilton L. Haupt to the 1961 personal returns, and to the 1962 partnership return for the Carousel Jlotel. Caplin informed Jordan that the revenue service will take this fact into consideration as it relates to the investigation of Bakers' tax returns. Baker resigned as secretary to Senate Democrats amid calls for investigation of his outside business interests. Jordan's committee conducted such an inquiry, which some Republicans have charged was a white wash. President says he pities fanatial demonstrators WASHINGTON (UPD -Presi dent Johnson today both pitied and reproached racial demonstrators such as those who dis rupted the World's Fair opening in New York. But he also ex pressed confidence that such "fanaticism or rudeness" would not-harm the civil rights cause. The President was asked at a news conference for his reaction to the tactics of the demonstrators Wednesday when' their chants could be heard over one of two speeches he delivered at the opening day of the fair. "Frankly, one of compassion," the President told reporters. A moment later, Johnson summarized the episode this way: "I noticed a few people there yesterday, and they were very few, who seemed insistent on being rude, and I pitied them. 'They serve no good purpose- either of promoting the cause they profess to support, or of disrupting that cause. I "I have a deep faith that whatever may have been the [sins of the past, we are going to try to do our best, in our lifetime, and we are making progress. I don't believe that we are going to be stopped either by fanaticism or rudeness, and so far as I was concerned, I felt sorry for them." I The President also observed I that "all of us must learn un- iderstanding" and expressed be- life that "the basic good will of the American people is strong enough to carry us through the strains" generated by the civil [rights issue. He said "the most important thing we can do to ease this situation is to act with prompt ness and dispatch on the very good civil rights bill that is now pending in the Senate." I Johnson held the news conference out of doors in the simny White House rose garden several hours before his scheduled departure for Chicago arid a political speech there tonight , The President covered a wide [area of topics in the session, which lasted a little more than '20 minutes. His points included; —He will fly Saturday (0 five cities in the poverty-stricken Appalachia area to have a first-hand look at economic conditions there. The trip will include South Bend, Ind.; Paintsville and Inez, Ky.; Pittsburgh, Pa., ahd Huntington, W. Va. —He has approved a recom- mendaUon by Defense Secretary Robert S. SIcNamara to close additional "obsolete" military installations for an annual saving of $68 million. The Pentagon will announce Friday which installations are involved. —His offer to provide secret foreign policy mformation to jail "major candidates" for the presidency wll be e.xtended to I Republicans Barry Goldwater, [Nelson Rockefeller, Margaret Chase Smith, Harold E. Stas- I sen, Richard M. Nixon, and Iwilliam Scranton—and Democratic Gov. George Wallace of Alabama. Johnson said that Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge, in South Viet Nam. ah-eady has (Continued on page 4) Nazi murderer escapes from German jail BRAUNSCHWEIG, Germany (UPl) — Nazi mass murderer Hans Walter Zech - Nenntwich has escaped from a maximum security jail, poUce said today. Prosecutor Heinrich Kintzi said Zech-Nenntwich broke out of the local jail "apparently with the aid of an accomplice." The 47-year-old former Nazi SS officer, convicted Monday of helping in the slaughter of 5,200 Jews in wartime Russia, left a rolled blanket dummy in his cot when he fled his cell "sometime during the night," the prosecutor said. Kintzi said guards spotted Zech-Nenntwich at his cell door at 8 o'clock Wednesday night and ordered him "to get back away from the door and get to bed." The 9 p.m. check showed "all was well." But only the dummy was in the cot in the empty cell at the 6 a.m. get-up check today, the prosecutor said. Zech-Nenntwich, who had pre dieted his acquittal, was appealing his conviction of four years at hard labor. The prose cution also was appealing, seek ing a life term for the former Nazi. Prayer hearings open. High Court assailed WASHINGTON (UPD-A New Hampshire congressman said today the Supreme Court ap parently believed Americans "are getting so big for their britches that they don't need God in their public institutions." Rep. Louis C. Wyman, R- N.H., sharply attacked high court decisions outlawing prayer and Bible-reading as part of regular public school programs and called on Congress to reverse theu- effect. Appearing before the House Judiciary Committee at the second day of hearings on 147 prayer measures, Wyman urged support of a proposed .Constitutional amendment ~tha't would establish the right of all per­ sons to either participate or decline to take part in prayers and Bible readmg in schools or other public places. The New Hampshire congressman brought to tlie com mittee petitions bearing the names of 16,000 persons from Ohio and Kentucky in support of his legislation. He said the 1962 and 1963 court decisions on prayers "as in several decisions relating to investigation of communism" have "tortured out of all proper proportion and perspective the simple Engh'sh meaning of the Constitution." Wyman said belief in God was the "signal difference" between commum'sm and "the Christian-Judaic tenets of our system," and Congress should see to it that the difference was maintained. "To leave prayer exercises solely in the home or in the church is to mean that for many children there will be no prayers at all and no exposure to prayer, but unfortunately too many parents are to busy, too dismterested or outright disinclined," he said. "It is important in this world that We in the United States be on God's side. The Supreme Court prayer decisions do not help in this objective." "The committee returned to work with some members still smarting over what they took to be implications in Wednesday's testimony that they might be "anti-God." Straff ord-on-Avon marks 40(ith birthday of Bard STRATFORD-ON-AVON, England (UPD—The mayor of this town bravely asserts it would be a tourist center even if a certain event had not taken place in a half-timbered house on Henley Street 400 years ago today. Well, maybe so, but the packed hotels, the jammed theater, the bustling restaurants, the cro^vded souvenir shops are mighty glad all the same that to a prosperous merchant, John Shakespeare, there was bom a son named William on or about April 23, 1564. There might well have been tourists without him, for this tou-n of 16,000 on the Avon River is set in the lovely countryside of Warwickshire. But if \raiiam Shakespeare had cot been bom here and had not come home here to die on his 52nd birthday in 1616, Stratford would not be honored today by the world, which reveres the town's native son as one of mankind's greatest writing geniuses. The flags of 115 nations would not fly in the streets as evi dence that the dignitaries of that many countries are here to do him honor; the duke of Edinburg, husband of the queen, would not fly in by helicopter to tour the sights. Stratford is looking forward to its most prosperous season, as are Shakespearean actors and Shakespearean publishers in many lands and in many languages. And ail becavise of the man bom this day four centuries ago, who went to London to seek his fortune and found immortality as well. Mrs. Smith reaches Guam on world flight AGANA, Guam (UPD-Avia- frLx Joan Merriam Smith, 27, paused today with her soto flight arovmd the world about four-fifths complete and ad dressed the Rotary Club of Guam on her flying adventure. The housewife from Long Beach, Calif., arrived in Guam Wednesday following a 1,500- mile hop over water from Lae, New Guinea, that took 10 hours. It was considered the toughest leg of the trip to date. She planned to visit the island |0f Saipan north of Guam Friday to seek possible information on the death of Amelia Earhart, the woman flier who. disappeared over the Pacific ia 1937, Jlrs. Smith patterned her route after Miss Earhart's. Al though Miss Earhart and navigator Fred J. Noonan were presumed lost on a flight from Lae to Howland Island, there have been reports in recent years that they were captured by the Japanese and taken to Saipan, where they were executed. AEC delays Ntest NEVADA TEST SITE (UPD- The Atomic Energy Commission today postponed for 24 hours an xmderground nuclear test which it said might be felt in Las Vegas 85 miles from the Nevada test site. The AEC gave TJO reason for the postponement The shot, now set for Friday morning, will be of low.-intermediate yield, meaning a power of from 20 to 200 kilotons. The AEC also announced that it is possible some persons outside the test site may feel a slight earth tremor immediately following the detonation. The commission has been giving advance warnings of the tests since a previous experiment shock , buildings in the downtown Las Vegas area, giving residents cause for alarm. Zanzibar to unite witli TanganyiJca DAR ES SALAAM, Tanganyika (UPD — President Julius Nyerere announced today that Tanganyika and the leftist-ruled island repubUc of Zanzibar will unite into "one sovereign state." The agreement was an nounced after Nyerere, consid ered pro-Westem and moderate, made a sudden two-hour trip Wednesday across 40 miles of water to see Zanzibar President Abeid Karume. The surprise agreement dis closed in a government statement is subject to ratification by the parliaments of the two countries. Tanganyika's national assembly was called into emergency session Friday. Details of the announced union were not immediately known, but it was speculated that since the two countries v;ere becoming one sovereign state, Tanganyika would have the right to move troops and police in to control the island m the event of any pro-Communist disturbances. NAM reveals own program WASHINGTON (UPl) - The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) unveiled its own program to help eliminate poverty as an alternative to President Johnson's proposed anti-poverty legislation. In a statement filed with the House ^ Education and Labor Committee considering the Johnson bill the NAM urged further tax reduction, a tight rem on government spendmg, "maintenance of the value of the dollar," reduction of "the special powers and exemptions granted to labor unions by the' government," public aid "where necessary" financed and administered by state and local government. Quote of Day WASHINGTON — President Johnson explaining he believes terms of the national railroad labor agreement are just and fair: "But most of all this agreement prevents—we hope for all time—a most crippling and disastrous strike in the railroad industry." Britain signs trade pact with Russia LONDON (UPD—Britain and Russia signed a new five-year trade agreement today. The agreement calls for contmucd exchange of consumer goods between the two countries. Consumer goods form only a small part of Anglo-Soviet trade. Big deals are being negotiated outside the scope of the accord for the sale to Russia of some S300 million worth of industrial plants. Saltonstall offers Rights amendment WASHINGTON (UPI)-A possible compromise amendment on the thorny public accommodations section of the civil rights bill was dropped into the Senate hopper today by Sen. Leverett Saltonstall, a moderate leader of the GOP minority. The Massachusetts Repubb- can's proposal followed the approach of GOP leader Everett M. Dirkseri, who has announced he will insist that state voluntary efforts precede any federal enforcement of Negro access to hotels and other public places. Saltonstall's amendment would give the attorney general 90 days to settle, on a voluntary basis, complaints of discrimination in places of public accom modation. After that, the justice chief and the aggrieved party could take the complaint to court and file a civil suit. The House-passed bill provides that the attorney general must, upon request, give state or local officials "a reasonable time to act" under their own laws or regulations—where such exist. The Saltonstall amendment essentially defines the meaning of "reasonable time. Saltonstall's move prompted speculation that Dirksen might withhold - lus own amendment and cosponsor his colleague's. BirreH rchims NEW YORK (UPD— Lowell M. Birrell, fugitive financier charged with stock swindle and federal income tax evasion, returned to the United States from Brazil today and prompt-^ ly -was taken into custody by the FBI. Pilots decorated forfliglits over Cuba WASHINGTON (UPl) - Sis- teen U.S. pilots have received decorations since November, 1962, for reconnaissance flights over Cuba, the Defense Department disclosed today. Twelve were members of the Air Force, the others Marines, a spokesman said in answer to questions. At the same time, the department said for the first time officially that Capt. Joe G. Hyde of LaGrange, Ga., was returning from a flight over Cuba when he was killed in the crash of his U2 plane off Key West, Fla., last Nov 2.0. The department previously had said only that Hyde was returning from 3 reconnaissance mission, and had declined to say specifically whether the high-flying U2s were being used m the continuing aerial inspection of Cuba. Assistant Defense Secretary Arthur Sylvester, in charge of information, earlier had said only that the country was taking whatever measures were necessary with both high-flying and low-flying planes. The answers today did not identify the pilots who have received awards since November, and did not say whether an award was granted posthumously to Hyde. Iowa GOP delegates uncommitted DES MOINES, Iowa (UPD— Iowa Repubh'cans today appeared ready to send a largely uncommitted delegaUon to the GOP National ConvenUon after blocking a determined bid by Sen. Barry Goldwater to line up delegates. "The result certainly surprised me," said Iowa Atty. Gen. Evan Hultman, a Republican gubernatorial candidate. "All the polls and what I had been able to determine showed that Iowa was strongly G 0 1 d- water." The 3,500 delegates at Wednesday's one-day convention named 19 uncommitted delegates. Five were committed to Goldwater. The Arizona senator's forces had confidently predicted at least half of Iowa's 24 delegates would swing their way.

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