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74th Year Phone 793-3221 REDLANDS, CALIFORNIA. SATURDAY. APRIL 25. 1964 $1.50 Per Month Ten Pages 10 Cents DELIBERATE CRASH - A DC-7 four engine airliner crashed in on FAA sponsored lest, at Phoenix, literally disintegroting after hitting barriers intended to break off the wings. The Russ pledge new support for Cuba against U.S. MOSCOW (UPI) — Russia, in a new denunciation of U.S. reconnaissance flights over Cuba, today renewed its pledge lo support Fidel Castro's revolu tionary regime against U.S. at tack. The statement was the latest development in a week - long anti - American campaign touched o££ by Castro's threat Sunday to shoot down U.S. re connaissance planes. (In Havana Friday niglit, a mob made up largely o£ stud cnts and professors from Ha \ana University staged aa anti American demonstration outside the buildings which used to house Uie U.S. Embassy.) The government organ Izvcs- tia said Russia will side with Cuba if that country "is subjected to treacherous attack." "The U.S.S.R.. .has declared this before and confirms this now," said an Izvcstxa article whose author was identified only as "Observer." "If provo cations are continued against Cuba, the responsibility will be borne by those who organize them." The article said Uicre is no reason why Russia should not supply Cuba with weapons. "Cuba.. has fJic right to possess such weapons to safeguard its security, and the right to use them if necessary to defend its sovereignty and independence," Izvestia said. The article said the U.S. reconnaissance flights are dangerous violations of Cuban sovereignty, of the U.N. charter and of international law, and A\-anied that they could prevent improvement of Soviet-American relations. nose of the airliner is seen as it is covered by flames and flying debris. It passed over and landed 100 yards behind a hill that was intended to stop its flight. (UPI Telephoto) Airliner crashes on runway in special test PHOENIX, Ariz. (UPI) -The end of the runway was ablaze with the smoking WTeckage of a million-dollar airliner, the rcphca of other air tragedies which claimed hundreds of lives. But there was only smoke and twisted metal Friday. The horror was absent—no screams, no wailng sirens, no grieving families, no fireman pawing through debris for broken bodies. Instead. Federal Aviation Ag«icy (FAA) officals called the crash "highly successful." Tlie $1 million DC7, which the FAA bought as surplus for $29,000, was deliberately crashed in a spectacular experiment to test proposed safety gear which might save lives in takeoff and landing accidents. One'of the devices was a quick-inflaUng air bag to cushion passengers. The crash was even more re­ alistic than its planners intend cd. The airliner gained more momentum than planned in its surge down the booby - trapped 4,000-foot runway and overshot its pre-planned landing place. Engineers thought the plane would come to rest on the front slope of a low hill. Instead it bounced off the first slope, smashed into the backstop hill, burst into flames and hurdled the hill out of sight. Isaac H. Hoover, FAA safety engineer and project manager, said the additonal realism would produce even better data. Sixteen dummy passengers, including a child's doll, were strapped inside the aircraft, which was loaded with safety devices for the experiment. Some of them—if real people —would have survived, others would have died, safety experts concluded after examining the MTcckage. Lady Bird elated by five-state tour success WASHINGTON (UPI) - "Mr. President, no one ever comes to Inez." That remark was made by a little boy who lives in Inez, Ky., when President Johnson came to call Friday. In some ways, Johnson and his wife Lady Bird descended on the poverty-stricken Appa- lacliian hamlet like people from Mars. "We haven't had such a day since they passed out commodities," said one man. For the Republicans, the whirlwind five-state trip was a preview of what they'll be up against this election year from the most effective husband-and- wite team in politics. For the JoUisons it was a case of they •came, they saw, they conquered. Ever>^vhere the Johnsons went they were .mobbed by friendly crowds but the First Lady said she had no "worries about the President's safety. "You know people expect something of you,", she said, though she admitted her hands "hurt a bit" after the long day had ended. "People don't just shake hands — they hold." Weather Redlands Today (11 a.m. Reading) Highest 63, Lowest 42 One Year Ago Highest 68, Lowest 39 Tomorrow's Sunrise and Sunset 6:05 a.m.— 7:29 p.m. San Bernardino Valley: Variable clouds, but considerable sunshine today and mostly sun- nj^ Sunday. SUghtly warmer afternoons. Highs today 62-66. Low tonight 38-46. U.S. Weather Bureau Southern California: Mostly sunny today and Sunday, but occasional cloudiness today and and some increase in cloudiness Sunday afternoon. Slightly warmer in most areas today and in inland sections Sunday. Temperatures and precipita lion for the 24-hour period ended at 4 a.m.: High Low Prec. Boston Chicago Denver Fairbanks Fort Worth Helena Honolulu Kansas City Las Vegas Los Angeles Minneapolis New York Oklahoma City Palm Springs Sacramento Salt Lake City San Francisco Seattle Washington 46 40 .01 45 41 76 46 41 27 87 27 36 31 .24 82 70 .16 71 58 58 40 62 48 64 40 62 47 82 62 55 62 42 44 31 .08 55 48 62 46 72 41 Cellar lauds Sisk for opposing prayer bill WASHINGTON (UPI) — To,fore the committee over the the chairman of the House Ju diciary Committee the testimony of Rep. B. F. Sisk, D-Calif., came as "a breath of cool au- on a hot summer day." Sisk was praised by chairman Emanuel Celler, D-N.Y., Friday after he appeared be fore the committee to charge that a campaign to amend the Constitution to permit school prayers was led by "radical, right-wing extremists" trying to cloak political goals with religion. Sisk was the first congressman of the 25 who testified be- past three days to oppose the prayer proposals. He said he did not queslioa the sincerity of his House colleagues who had sponsored 147 propo.saIs to change the Constitution, but be believed "a lot of this effort actually is an attack on the SU' preme Court." He named Dr. Carl Mclnfire of Collingswood, N.J., president of the International Council of Christian churches, as the spearhead of a movement among "rather radical, right- wing extremist groups trying to cloak 'political motives in respectability by using religion." Engle shows improvement after surgery WASHINGTON (UPI) - Sen. Clair Engle, D-Calif., showed 'continued improvement" today from his second head surgery in eight months, his office announced. The brief statement issued by his office described Friday's operation for the first time as a "craniotomy performed to relieve pressure." "He had a restful night and morning," the statement added. "His temperature, pulse and blood pressure are in the normal range." Paul Green, Engle's press aide, declined to elaborate further on the brief statement. He had entered the hospital Wednesday for what an aide said w a s "observation" and 'additional tests." The opera tion was. announced Friday by Paul Green, Engle's press aide, who said: "Senator Clair Engle under went successful surgery today His doctors report that he is resting comfortably. He entered the h o s p i t a I for observation Wednesday evening." Since the operation last sum mer, Engle has made few appearances on the Senate floor causing speculation that he would not run in November for re-election to the scat he has held since 1958. Generals block Phouma until he agrees to plan VIENTIANE, Laos (UPI) The right-wing generals who overthrew neutralist Premier Souvanna Phouma refused today to return him to power un Ul he reorganizes liis government to suit them. A communique published by the generals' "National Revolutionary Committee" said it will "retain its power in all government functions" until the cabinet is completely reorganized in line with its "suggestions." "The generals were believed to be demanding that Souvan­ na enlarge his cabinet to include more rightist members. . The committee, which held Souvanna in house arrest most of the week, also was holding Jean Duve, a French adviser of the premier, despite Sou- vaima's efforts to arrange his release. ! President inspired by his tour WASHINGTON (UPI)—Presi dent Jolmson pushed plans for aid to poverty-stricken Appalachia today, heartened by the enthusiasm of the crowds he met on a whirlwind five-state tour strongly reminiscent of a political campaign. The Chief Executive capped his 17-hour personal look at hard times in northern indus trial cities and backwoods bam lets by announcing Friday night that he would send to Congress in a matter of days" a special message urging measures to relieve economic distress in the 10-state area. Joimson was expected to seek approval of a $250 million program to renew the-human and physical resources of the area, which stretches from Pennsylvania' to Alabama along the Ap palachian Mountain range. Says Trip Inspiring After meeting with the gover nors of seven of the states, he told a crowd of about 2,500 at the Huntington, W.Va., airport Friday night, "this trip has been inspiring . . . everywhere we have gone, the thought has inspired us—what a wonderful spirit there is among the people." The President's scratched and bruised hands—rubbed raw by marathon handshaking forays—gave silent testimony to the political side of his dawn- to -dark tour in South Bend, Ind. Pittsburgh, Inez and Paints- villc, Ky., and Huntington. The crowds acted on him 'like a shot of adrenalin," according to the weary Mrs. Johnson, who added that after such a reception "Lyndon feels like going back and working harder to live up to the faith that he has found people have in him ..." The Chief Executive drove his Secret Service bodyguard almost to despair, darting into crowds, climbing over wooden barricades and reaching wire fences to make contact with thousands of Americans who turned out to see him. Encoiuraged by the friendly t\imult, Johnson roamed a working-class street In PittS; burgh and spoke twice from his open car in street-comer rally fashion to express his detcrmin- afion to end unemployment. He sat down with a jobless sawmill worker on the rickety front porch of a ramshackle ca bin near Inez, Ky., to talk about the bleak prospects faced by ? 38-year-old man who dropped out of school in third grade. The President also heard how tough it was for a 48-year-oId c.x-steelworker in Pittsburgh to find work 26 months after plant shutdown abolished his job. Johnson moves into Cal.-Ariz. dispute WASHINGTOH (UPI) — California Gov. Edmund B. (Pat) Brown said today that President Johnson has agreed to use his 'good offices" in a new effort to settle a long-standing water dispute between California and Arizona. After calling on the President, Bron-n told newsmen that John son said he would assign Lee White, associate White House counsel, to sec whether a meet- mg could be arranged between Brown and Arizona Gov. Paul Fannin. The California Governor said the solution to the water prob lems would be to bring in more water and not to "fight over every last water hole." The two states have been Plot to rob three Texas banks fails Ex-showgirl gets $9-niinion estate share DETROIT (UPD-Rich former showgirl Gregg Sherwood Dodge, whose flamboyance made her the toast of the jet set, today was millions of dollars richer after winnmg a huge setUement against the estate of her late husband, auto heir Horace E. Dodge Jr. Gregg Dodge put the figure at $9 million, but lawyers "forj her mother-in-law, Mrs. Anna Thompson Dodge, against whom the suit was fought, said the settlement was "substantially less." The younger Mrs. Dodge, who had separated from her husband in 1961, won the settlement out of court. I'm h^py that all this could be resolved . within the family itself," she told news-] men in announcing the setUe­ ment Friday.. Dodge died last Dec. 22 at the age of 63. Horseplay may have caused reporH'er's death Detectives tell conflicting stories LONG BEACH (UPI) — Two detectives will undergo lie detector tests next week regarding the death of a veteran police reporter who was shot to death in the press - room, perhaps as a result of "cops and robbers' horseplay with loaded uns. The case was turned over to the district attorney's office Friday when Police Chief Wil- h'am J. Mooney said there vere^ 'discrepencies" in the stories told by the two officers regard­ ing the shooting of William B. Hunter, 35. Mooney said Dels. Creighton A.. Wiggins Jr., 29, apd Errol F. (^enleaf, 30, were relieved of duty pending completion of the investigation. The men undergo lie detector tests Monday] as a preUminary to a Ma^ i inquest. Hunter, award-winning reporter with the Long Beach Press- Telegram Independent, was shot early Thursday. He had worked as night police reporter for the paper for the past five years. His body was to be flown to Dallas, Tex., today for fimeral services and burial Sunday. • Mooney said both officers signed statements giving a substantially different account of what happened.. Mooney said the detectives first said Hunter was killed when Wiggins' gun fell to the floor and discharged. The po lice chief said 45 mmutes later the detectives, both described as "excellent investigators," changed their story by sayingj the-gun went off when Wiggins picked it up after it fell,from his holster. Mooney said a third version was that the two officers were stalking one" another with drawn guns. When they ducked into the press room "Wiggins said he started to drop his gun, grabbed it and accidently fired the shot that killed Hunter," said Mooney. The reporter was shot in the heart. Deputy Dist. Atty. Manley Bowler said the. shooting stiU appears to have been an acci dent, but. pomted out that the third version could result in a charge of involuntary manslaughter. HOUSTON (UPI) —Acting on Up, police converged early today in an apartment and arrested a California man who confessed he masterminded plot to use imsuspecting mes sengers in an attempt to rob three banks. Robbery detecUves conferred with the state and federal at tomeys to see what charges would be filed. Police identified the suspect as John L. Burke, 27. He has been living in California but is originally from Chicago, Hous ton police said. There were three attempts Friday to rob banks with threatening notes. Only one sue ceeded and in that robbery a messenger got $12,000 which, he said, he handed over to a mysterious "Mr. Hudson." Four messengers hired in Houston all identified Burke as the man- who gave them en velopes to deliver to the banks. One messenger did not deliver his note. All were released after questioning. Unknown to the messengers the envelopes contained notes that threatened to harm a tel er's child in each case unless money was handed over to the messenger. In each case, the threats proved false, but one of the tellers believed her note enough to give the "messenger" $12, 000. Police captiured two of the messengers before they left their banks and another one later. The fourth messenger gave himself up voluntarily. They all told the same story —that a "Mr. Hudson" Ured them through an employment agency as errand boys to pick up payrolls for his firm. They said he told them he was an electrician and was going to wire the banks. All said they had never seen the man before. The three men captured were Joel W. Tmdal, 25, Charles King, 21, and Robert P. Dreg:ors, 17, al of Houston. Dale K. Sausley, 17, surrendered voluntarily. Tindal took his note to the Belfort State Bank and gave it to teller Mrs. Wynel Branch, who gave him $12,000. The note in the envelope read: "I have your child as hostage. Give me $10,000 or she will be harmed." Mrs. Branch has a 10-year-old daughter. Tmdal said he gave the money to "Mr. Hudson" before he was captured. Teller Ernestine Michaud at the Spring Branch Bank gave money to King, but alerted another teller and King was captured leaving the bank. Klan leoder's home bombed JACKSONVILI-E, Fla. (UPI) —^The home of a Ku Hux Han leader, charged with conspiring to blow up a Negro house, was bombed and burned to the ground here early today. Duval County police said Martin H. Griffin, 35, was at work at the time of the blast. Griffin told' them his family was* on a trip. There were no injuries in the blast Police said the small house, located in a white neighborhood on the outskirts of town, was burned to cinders. Damage was estimated at $4,000. "It was definitely a bomb," said .Duval County Sgt. John Cunningham. "What kind, .We dop 't kapw jeL" battling for more than a decade over water rights in the Colorado River. The Supreme Court recently gave Arizona a big vie tory in the dispute by ceding it a greater share of the river wa ter for irrigational purposes. Bro -AH said he wanted the jproposed central Arizona proj ect to be built tmder an agree ment to assure adequate wafer for California. This, he said, would make uimecessary an amendment guaranteeing California a certain percentage of the water under the project. Brown said Fannin was reluctant to meet to consider an agreement. Speaking before television cameras outside the White House, Brown also predicted that Sen. Barry Goldwater, Ariz., would win the GOP presidential primary in California June 2. Brown himself has been mentioned as a possible Democratic vice presidential candidate. He told newsmen he had no political plans other than to finish bis term as governor, but added with a twinkle: "I'm young vigorous—and available. Brown put pressure on the California congressional delegation Friday lo seek a compromise that would permit con- strucfion of the Central Arizona Project. Brown told a meeting of the delegation Friday that Arizone needs the project and is enfitled to it. But he added that it should be built under a regional plan giving protection to California. The initial reaction to the governor's request '.vas opposition from two of California's house Republicans. Reps. Craig Hosmer and John Baldwin. "Some have proposed all-out opposition to Central Arizona," Brown said. "The danger of such opposition, in whatever form, is that Arizona will surely retaliate by opposing California in other areas." The governor said an amendment to the project proposed by Sen. Thomas H. Kuchel, R- Calif., to give California priority to 4.4 milhon acre-feet of water from the Colorado River was- useless. Congress, Brown said, was unlikely to authorize the project with such a priority because the project would not be economically feasible if it were denied water as a result of the Kuchel amendment. The governor said the answer was cooperation in seeking ways to bring more water into the lower Colorado River Basin. He said he supported the regional principle represented by Interior Secretary Stewart L. Udall's $1.1 billion Pacific Southwest Plan. Philip Wylie's niece Youth odmifs slaying New York career girls NEW YORK (UPI)-A slight ly built teen-ager, picked up in a routine purse-snatching case, confessed today to the knife slayings of the niece of author Phihp Wylie, her career - girl roommate and a Brooklyn woman. George Whitmore, 19, an un- emptoyed Negro, was ordered held without bond for an AprU 30 hearing by Brooklyn Crimi nal Court Judge James J. Com erford. Whitmore's court - appointed attorney, Jerome Leftow, told Judge Comerford the confessions were made "under duress and threats" and that his client had recanted his statements. Police said Whitmore first confessed to the recent killing of Minnie Edmonds, 46, Brooklyn, and then to the sadistic slayings of Janice Wylie, 21, and Emily Hoffert, 23, in their Manhattan apartment last Aug. 28. The arrest of Whitmore, a native of Philadelphia who drifted between his aunt's home here and that of his parents in Wildwood, N.J., ended one of the most intensive manhunts in New York history. Police said Whitmore admitted killing the career girls and, m a confession, said he beat them with soda pop botUes, tied their bodies together and then stabbed them repeatedly after they found him rummaging around in the apartment. McNamara blantes Viet weakness for Red attacks WASHINGTON (UPI) — Defense Secretary Robert S. McNamara, acknowledging high casualty rates in South Viet Nam, blames recent govern-j ment turnovers for the increased Communist attacks on U. S.-supported troops. McNamara said Gen. Nguyen Khanh, who assumed power early this year, still does not have "the strong government he wants" although he is continuing to tighten his control on South Vietnamese forces. Communist guerrillas have taken advantage of this power vacuum, McNamara said, to step up their attacks on villages and troops, causing an in creased casualty rate on both sides. Durmg a news conference Friday, the defense chief refused to predict when the 16,500 U. S. troops in South Viet Nam would be withdrawn. Some new training missions are being sent to the strategic Southeast Asian country, he said, while others are being returned to the United States as South Vietnamese take their place. Adm. Harry D. Felt, commander in chief of U. S. Pacific forces, emphatically denied that massive American intervention was needed to save Uie country from commg under complete Communist domination. Appearing Friday before the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Felt said that tiie situation in South Viet Nam "has not gotten out of hand despite a deterioration in the past year." Nuclear test at Nevada site WASHINGTON (UPI) — An underground nuclear test of "low intermediate yield" was conducted Friday at the Atomic Energy Commission's Nevada test site. It was the sixth "weapons related" test announced this year. No further details were given by the commission, which classes low intermediate yield as anywhere from 20 to 200 kil- tons. Daylight Savings Time Starts This Weekend. T«m Your Clocks One Hour AHEAD

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