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74th Year Phone 793-3221 REDLANDS. CALIFORNIA, TUESDAY. APRIL 28, 1964 $1.50 Per Month Twelve Pages 10 Cents STORIED CITY THREATENED — Samarkand, cenfuries-old focal point of trade, is threatened by flood waters building behind a gigantic, landslide-caused dam. Soviet engineers are toiling to save the cily of 200,000, downriver from the slide is the Soviet republic of Uzbekistan. Workmen seen in view, obove, is restoring tiles on an oncienf building, according to Soviet source accompanying the picture, taken before the emergency arose. (NEA Radio- Telephoto) Soviets b/osf potA \o save threatened city MOSCOW (UPI)-Soviet cngl neers blasted a path today around a landslide that has backed up millions of gallons ol flood waters threatening the legendary central Asian city of Samarkand. The Soviet Tass news agency said in an eyewitness report from the scene that the first 50 ton blast of explosives "outlined the route of the future canal along which waters of the Zeravshan River and its tribu taries are to bypass the obstruction." It said clearing of the blasted sectors "is proceeding at a fast pace." But it indicated the flood danger still remained. ••If this natural dam is suddenly broken, hundreds of mil lions of cubic meters may rush downward." This morning's blast, it said, was "a start" through the ob struction. Earlier, Moscow radio said the first blast was set off to start clearing away the hundreds of thousands of cubic yards of rock and earth which blocked the Zeravshan in a sudden slide late last week. New details about the size of the landslide were published in the latest issue of the newspaper Pravda of the East, which reached Moscow today. The newspaper, dated April 26, said the landslide consisted of more than 10 million cubic meters of rubble which crashed down the mountainside follow- Weather Rcdlands Today Highest 55, Lowest 51 Rainfall: 24 hrs. .18. Season 11.38 Last Year 7.2S One Year Ago Highest 78, Lowest 42 Tomorrow's Sunrise and Sunset 6:02 a.m. — 7:32 p.m. No smog, allowable burning. San Bernardino Valley: Con siderable cloudiness with few sprinkles or light showers today and early tonight Decreas^l ing clouds Wednesday. Lows to night 44-48. Not so cool Wednes day. U.S. Weather Bureau Ne«n Forecast There was an increase in cloudiness throughout Southern California today and a scattering of showers, mostly light, \vill continue during this afternoon and tonight Showers may extend out mto the desert areas, but will be most prevalent around the mountains and foothills. Slightly warmer temperatures are expected over the west portion of Southern California Wednesday. ing torrential April rains — the heaviest in 34 years. The publication of the Uzbek Communist party said it was essential to restore the flow of water to the Zeravshan Valley which supplies Samarkand and Bukhara. Pravda of the East, published in Tashkent, said the landslide fell in an uninhabited spot and caused no casualties. One of the closest villages to the disaster area, Aini, became famous centuries ago, ihe newspaper disclosed, as the center of a rebellion against Alexander the Great when he conquered Samarkand in 329 B.C. Massachusetts write-in vote results awaited 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 Los Angeles Minneapolis New York Oklahoma City Palm Springs Sacramento Salt Lake City San Francisco Seattle Washington 73 47 57 54 .47 70 51 .22 59 31 42 29 S3 54 56 38 83 71 62 46 .16 84 55 71 54 .01 73 52 .04 63 53 .29 75 51 88 51 84 51 5S 38 58 38 52 42 66 56 .14 Mr. President, don't lift tliose dogs by ears WASHINGTON (UPD—Memo to President Johnson: Some people love Democrats, some people love Republicans, but everybody — just everybody— loves dogs. The Chief Executive brought down on his head the wrath of the Chicago Humane Society Monday when he decided to have some fun with the family beagles, "Him" and "Her." Johnson pulled each of the animals up by its cars to arouse yelps for a visiting delegation of bankers, newsmen and photographers. He told his guests that "If you ever follow dogs, you like io hear them J'clp," and that was why he had encouraged "Him" and "Her" to do so. "It's good for them," he said. "It does them good to let them bark." Johnson rewarded the dogs with vitamin - filled canine candies. J.J. Shaffer, managing direc tor of the Chicago Humane Society, said that Johnson's ear- pulling "is far and away the wrong way" to treat animals. "There are right ways and wrongs to do anything. In the case of picking up a dog, it has a front end and a back end and appreciates support at both ends. The question is not how painful this is to beagles, but how painful it is to any livmg creatures to be lifted by the ears. In our experience, this is the wrong way to do it" BOSTON (UPD — Top interest in the Massachusetts pri mary today was centered the presidential write-in voles for Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge and Arizona Sen. Barry Goldwater, whose names were not among the 29,675 candi dates on the crowded and con fused ballot. A light vote, between 10 and 15 per cent of the state's 2: million registered voters, was expected despite the Lodge Goldwater contest and two heated ballot controversies That would result in between 250.000 and 300,000 votes. Cloudy and cool weather with chances of occasional rain showers in the late evening was predicted. The bellwether presidential balloting in Lodge's home state could increase or slow down the drive to win the Republi can presidential nomination for him. The opposmg Goldwater faction in Massachusetts hoped to win a large share of the GOP voters. In one comer of the GOP ballot is a space for presidential write-in preferences. Lodge supporters hope he will top the write-in votes, as he did in the New Hampshire presidential primary in JIarch. But the Goldwater forces have waged an intensive campaign to stop the Lodge bandwagon. A defeat lor Lodge or small vote for the "favorite son" would be a severe setback and could stop his campaign drive. .Also of interest will be the number of write-in votes re ceivcd by New York Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller, former Vice President Richard M. Nixon and Pennsylvania Gov. William W. Scranton. X15 test EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE (UPD—An X15 rocket ship flight scheduled for today to test tlie effect of supersonic turbulence on photography was postponed until Wednesday be cause of bad weather. The flight to nearly 4,000 miles an hour and above 100,000 feet, was to have been made by Maj. Robert Rushworth. Yorty's delegation to get on ballot SAN FRANCISCO (UPI)-Los Angeles Mayor Samuel Yorty and his delegation to the Democratic National Convection appeared today to be assured of place on California's June Primary ballot The State Supreme Court in a siirprise move Monday ordered three counties to re - examine Yorty's nomination papers for additional signatures of regis tered voters. The action came after Yorty's attorney, Phil Silver, presented documentary evidence that such re-examination would give Yorty sufficient valid signatures to qualify for the ballot Secretary of State Frank M. Jordan had refused to certify Yorty's delegation for the pri mary because the nomination I papers fell 171 signatures short I of meeting th required number. But Silver produced photocopies of Yorty's nomination papers and voting records from San Diego County to show that 174 signatures declared invalid were actually valid. A similar records check in Los Angeles County turned up an additional 143 vahd signatures for Yorty's slate. Silver said. Yorty's delegation, if it finally qualifies for the primary, would oppose a convention slate headed by Gov. Edmund G. Brown. Both delegations are pledged to President Johnson, but Yorty contends his is more representative of the slate Democratic Party. Monday's unanimous Supreme Court decision specifically ordered the registrars of voters in San Diego, Los Angeles and Riverside counties to re-examine the nomination papers sub mitted by Yorty and compare the signatures with registration affidavits. If the registrars find add! tional signatures—and this appeared ccrtam—they are to be forwarded to Jordan who, in turn, must place Yorty's delegation on the ballot. Engle quits race, health won't permit him to run . SACRAMENTO (UPD — Sen. Clair Engle's campaign chairman said today the ailing sen ator is dropping out of his cam paign for re-election. Assemblyman Tom Carrell said he received a telegram in which Englc said he was withdrawing from the race. Engle imderwent brain surgery Aug. 27 and again four days ago. His telegram to Carrell said: "Before I entered the hospital last week I asked that two statements be prepared — the first saymg that I was still candidate to succeed myself as U.S. Senator, the second an nouncing that my health would not permit me to continue the campaign. "It is with deep grief that I now ask my state campaign chairman, Tom Carrell, to release the second statement. "I have never lost a political battle and the latest polls show that I was not losing this one. It is a source of comfort to me to know that in spite of the fact that I have not been able to wage a more active campaign so many of the people whom I have the honor to represent have remained loyal and have shown a confidence in the type of representation I have given them. "I am now deep in another kind of battle. Vfbeh I announced ray intention to file for re election, my doctors gave me the green light to go ahead. Now my doctors advise that if I am gomg to win the battle to regain my health I must conserve my strength and concentrate on getting well." In his telegram Engle added: "To all of my friends who have stayed with me during leans times as well as good, I give my heartfelt thanks. You are now released from any obligation to mc. "I have been in public so long, it is going to seem strange indeed to leave politics when the tirst of the year rolls around. Meanwhile, my office staff will carry on while I am hospitalized and I look forward to getting back behind my desk as soon as the doctors will allow me to. "I am grateful for the opportunity of servmg the people of Califonua and my country for 30 years. To all of the people of my state, especially to my loyal workers and supporters, 1 send my best wishes and my affections. The 52-year - old Democrat, from Red Bluff, Calif., has been an invalid since the .'August op eration. He has made only rare public appearances, and in a visit to the Senate .'^pril 13 he struggled unsuccessfully to speak so that he could introduce a bill. Last Friday's surgery was described by Engle's aides as a craniotomy to "r e 1 i e v e pres sure." It was reported to be successful. Engle aimounced on Jan. 6 his plans to seek re-election de spite his illness. However, 10 other men also announced their intention to seek the Democratic Senate nomination, and on Feb. 23 the powerful California Democratic. Council gave its support to State Controller Alan Cranston. Pierre Salinger became the third major candidate in the race' when he quit his job as White House Press Secretary early this month and announced that he also was running. Engle was elected to the Senate in 1958 after sending eight consecutive terms in the house of representatives. He is a member of several Senate committees including the important Armed Services and Commerce groups. In the House, he served 10 years as Assistant Democratic Whip — from 1947 to 1956. Carrell said today that "my information is he (Engle) will not throw his support to any other candidate. My guess is if will help Cranston rather than Salinger." Jury selection resumes in Hoffa trial CHICAGO (UPD-Jury selection resumes in the $20 million fraud trial of Teamsters union President James R. Hoffa today with jurors facing the pos sibility of being locked up as long as four months. Hoffa and seven associates are being tried on charges of fraudulently obtainmg the $20 million in loans from union pension funds and diverting more than SI million of the amount to their own use. Two male jurors were tentatively seated during the opening session Monday. Ruby to get jury trial of his sanity DALLAS (UPD— Dist Judge Joe B. Brown today planned to give convicted killer Jack Ruby a jury trial of his sanity. A psychiatrist and defense lawyers claim Ruby has gone mad since a jury convicted him March 14. "Judge Brown says he is going to have a jury trial on Ruby's sanity," assistant Dist Atty. Jim Bowie said. "It is almost automatic." Bowie said representatives of the district attorney's office and of the defense will meet with Judge Brown to talk over a date for the sanity trial. Ruby's lawyers filed a motion asking for it Monday. Posed as a nurse Baby stolen as mother feeds him in hospital Salaiar marks 75th birthday LISBON (UPD — Prime Minister Antonio de OUveira Salazar celebrated his 75th birthday today. Newspapers marked the day by hailing Salazar for bringing lability to Portugal. The one time economics professor en tered government 38 years ago Monday when he became fi nance minister. Judge impresses them Russ roulette bullet kills editor's son Boys view remains of auto accident victim Pennsylvanians at polls in primary today HARRISBURG. Pa. (UPD- Gov. William W. Scranton's popularity in his home state focused attention today on Pennsylvania where an intensive write-in campaign launched by his supporters sparked the state's primary election. The polls open at 8 a.m. and close at 9 p.m. The Republican governor had tn'ed fiercely in the past two months to kill the write-in drive. There are no official entries in the presidential preference section of the ballot Scranton has not wanted the write-in because of his oft-stated position as a non-candidate open to an "honest and sincere" draft at the Republican National Convention in San Francisco next July. The announced candidates kept on the sidelines in respect to Scranton's wish to keep the e4 -vote state delegation uncom mitted. NEW ORLEANS (UPD-The 19-year-old son of Pulitzer Prize winning editor Hodding Carter died of a gunshot wound in the head Monday night in what police described as "Russian roulette." Thomas Carter was a freshman at Tulane University, where his father is a consultant in journalism. The elder Carter is editor and publisher of the Greenville, AUss. Delta Democrat-Times and the author of several books. New Orleans police said the shooting happened after a party at Carter's New Orieans home. The youth's parents were out of town, and young Carter and his girl friend were cleaning up after the party, police said. I'm going to play Russian roulette," he told the girl BOSTON (UPD - The closed casket was slowly opened. Five boys, unable to hide their fear, stepped forward, looked inside and viewed the face of death on a woman they did not know and never saw alive. Then they knelt in silent pray er for five minutes. Mrs. Eleanor C. Mason was struck down and killed by a hit run car Saturday-^er 48th birthday. Her body was dragged 50 feet before the car hit another automobile and crashed through a chain fence. The driver, allegedly a IZ year-old boy, fled. Police said the five boys stole the car Friday mght drove around the city and then hid it The 13- year-oki allegedly took it out alone Saturday when the accident occurred. They were not identified because of their ages. When they were arraigned Slonday in Dorchester Municipal C^urt, Judge Sadie L. Shul friend. Carter than pulled the man. a graying grandmother trigger. He died instantly. who has been a judge 34 years. ordered the boys to view the woman's body,, "to see the horrible harm they have done." Afterwards, Judge Shulman, the wife of a lawyer, mother of one son and a grandmother of six, explained: "It occurred to me that if these boys took a look at this woman, 48 years old, whose ^fe had been nipped out that it would make a lasting impres sion on them. "That they never again would take a car or get behind the wheel without thinking of the consequences. "They had to be shocked into the realization of what they had caused to happen ..." Besides ordering them to view Mrs. Mason's body. Judge Shulman ordered the 13-year-oId boy held in $10,000 bail on several charges, including leaving the scene. The four other juveniles, 14 and 15 years old, were teld in $5,000 bail each on charges of theft of an automobile. Mermaid's head still missing, statue found COPENHAGEN, Denmark (UPD—A statue stolen by vandals m a Hans Christian Andersen garden near here last week has been found, police said today. But there still was no sign of the head of the "Little Mer maid," the famous statue in Copenhagen Harbor which was decapitated early Saturday. On the same mommg that Uie "Mermaid's" head disappeared, a Chinese boxer bust was broken from its -stand in the "Fairy Tale Garden" at Odense, dedicated to the memo ry of Andersen. Police said today the bust was found Monday in nearby Odense Creek. It was found after, dragging operations,, they said, and appeared unharmed. CHICAGO (UPI) — Police scoured the city today for a 2-day-old boy who was snatched from his mother's arms by a woman posmg as a nurse. Authorities were hampered in their search by Uie fact that no footprints had been made of the infant after it was bom Sunday, The red-haired mfant was the first child of Mrs. Dora Fronczak, 28, and her husband, Chester, 33, an aircraft mechanic. Police said the abductor lurked in the corridors of Michael Reese Hospital for more than four hours Monday before she slipped in to Mrs. Fronczak's room, lifted the baby right from the mother's arms as she breast-fed it and rushed from the building. Mrs. Fronczak became hysterical when she was told her son had been kidnaped. Police issued a citywide alert as soon as they learned of the abduction, made a room-to- r 0 o m and closct-to-closet search of the maternity hospital and assigned homicide detectives to the case. The Federal Bureau of Investigation said it was "following the m- vcstigation." Witnesses fkst placed the mystery woman in the hospital about 9:30 a.m., when she walked into the room Mrs. Fronczak shared wiUi another woman. Miss Ah'ce Pemberton, a nurse's aide, said the intruder walked over to the mother and child, lifted a blanket, looked at the baby and left the room without sayin? a word. The mystery woman — dc- scribed as a "dishwater blonde" about 35 or 40 years old and clad in a white uniform, hose and shoes but without a nurse's cap—was noticed in the halls throughout the day. Police said nurses aides "in the normal confusion of a, maternity ward, just thought'she.was a new employe." More than 200 policemen continued a house-by-house search in the Southwest Side area where a cab driver said he let off a nurse carrying a baby in a receiving blanket after Monday's abduction. There was no soL'd due as to the whereabouts of Joseph. The baby's father, aircraft mchanic Chester Fronczak, 33, told a hospital news conference I hope she (the kidnaper) takes care of the baby. We want her to return him. They have a certain formula to feed him." Fronczak. who had been at the side of his wife since shortly after the abduction, said "She is heartbroken." "They have given her pills but I don't know what they're for," he said. The house-to-house search was concentrated in the 3oth and Halstcd Street neighborhood where cab driver Lee Kcl- sey, 34, said he brought a blonde, stocky nurse and a baby Monday. He said the woman telephoned him at a cab stand near the hospital and told him where to pick her. up. She told him "The baby is sick and the doctors at the hospital couldn't take care of it I'm going to see my own doctor." Kelsey said he had picked up the same woman in the same general area close by the hospital three times withm the last month. Asked if he thought his passenger was the kidnaper, Kelsey said, "I know it." She was dressed as a nurse and she was too old to have a baby," he said. "I thought the baby was real sick. She said she was in a hurry. She left $2 and the bill was only S1.20." After the woman left Kelscy's cab, police said, a witness reported seeing a nurse standing in the rain at 35th and Halstcd, holding a baby in a green and white receivujg blanket appar- enUy waiting for a bus. After wedding AMBASSADOR NAMED PARIS (UPD—Lucien Paye, a veteran diplomat and teacher, has been nominated as France's first ambassador to Communist China, if was announced officially today. Greek Cypriots attack Turk stronghold NICOSIA, Cyprus (UPD — Heavily armed Greek Cypriots today resumed theu- offensive into ancient St Hilarion's Castle, the Turkish Cypriot stronghold guarding the key Kyrenia Pass. Officials of the United Nations peace force said the shooting, which died down after dark Monday night,- started again at dawn wiUi both sides using mortars. The outnumbered Turkish Cypriots held the llth-century casUe Monday against a furious assault led by Greek Cypriot Interior Minister Polycarpos Geor ghadjis, who came under, heavy fire. There were no official reports of casualties in the fighting. Princess Irene to be received by Pope Paul ROME (UPD - Princess, LITTERERS NEW YORK (UPD — Every body is a potential litterbug. Litter is just as likely to be flung from a chauffeur-driven Cadillac as from a rattletrap jalopy. These conclusions come from a psychotogical "depth study" of the litter problem that finds "contrary to prevalent belief, no social, economic or etlmic group in America has a monopoly on littering. The littcrer is the average citizen." Irene of The Netherlands and Spanish Prince Carlos of Bourbon-Parma will be received Wednesday by Pope Pahil VI m an audience immediately following their wedding, high Vatican sources said today. Irene converted to Catholicism last year. Her family is boycotting the wedding. The sources said the couple- probably still dressed in their wedding clothes—will be received in the Pope's private library in the Vatican palace. Irene and Carlos were flying| to Rome today from Paris with a party of, exiled European royalty for the wedding m the Roman Catholic Basilica of St. Mary Major, officiated by Paolo Cardinal Giobbe. The couple met Pope Paul several weeks ago and he invited them to visit him again after they are married. The controversial wedding will be televised to The Netherlands, where Irene's mother. Queen Juliana,' and other members of the royal family will be able to watch Irene march down the aisle in her Pierre Balmain wedding gown and a $500,000 diamond tiara — a Bourbon- Parma family heirloom. . Irene's family will not attend the wedding on the advice of The Netherlands government because of the religious and political implications. Babylift founder dies • • • • Homes for 3000 orphans CRESWELL, Ore. (UPI) Harry Holt whose babylift re- sidted in homes in this country for more than 3,000 Korean orphans, died in Korea today of a heart attack. Word of his death was telephoned to his widow here. Holt had returned to Korea April 6 —his 59th birthday — after a visit home. He had had a history of heart trouble since a serious attack in 1956. The babylift began after Holt went to Korea in the summer ot 1935 to adopt eight unwanted orphans, children of Korean girls ijxi A/aericaa servjcemen.! Holt, a wealthy farmer and a deeply religious man, became so impressed with the plight of the orphans that he opened an adoption agency in Korea. Then began the babyhft that brought joy to hundreds of American couples. Twice during the babylift, acts of Congress were necessary to allow adopti'on of Orientals above the normal quota. Holt has spent most of his time m Korea m recent years. His orphanage is located at II San, about 17 miles from Seoul, where there are now about l.m children.

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