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REDLANDS, CALIFORNIA. SATURDAY, MAY 2. 1964 $1.50 Per Month Ten Pages 10 Cent* Red terrorists sink U.S. ship in Saigon harbor SHADES OF ROBIN HOOD - These ore really University of Redlonds Shokespeoreon actors getting a short course in archery of the post and present. But the costumes could be right out of the fable of Robin Hood. At left is Rosemory Inslee who is holding a 17th century English "longbow." It's long enough that it all couldn't squeeze in the photo. Pete Waller, center, holds a 1964 model bow called a "re-curve." Giving the demonstration on the UR girls athletic field was George Rohrbach, executive secretary of the Notional Field Archers association which is headquartered in Redlonds. The two UR students are members of the "Merchant of Venice" cost. The drama, open to the public, is showing tonight, then agoin Thursdoy, Friday and Saturday of next week at the Little Theoter. (Facts photo by C. J. Kenison) Dairy industry, union agree on contract LOS A.\G ELES (UPI) - Jlcmbcrs of the Teamsters Un ion Iiavc ralificd by a better than 2-1 vote a new three-year contract with the Southern California dairy industry, it was reported today. The agreement was reached last week between dairy Indus try and union negotiators, averting a walkout by some 10, 000 workers at 26 dairy farms. Tlic new contract provides for a package increase for workers amounting to 43 - 45 cents an hour and is expected to result in higher milk prices throughout Southern California. U.S., Russia and Cuba maneuver in war of words SAIGON, Viet Nam (UPI) Communist terrorists sank a U.S. ship in Saigon harbor to day, and a few hours later wounded four Americans in a grenade attack along the waterfront. The new rash of terrorism added up (o (he boldest Red moves to date against Americans in the Vietnamese war. The U.S. aircraft ferry Card, which had arrived with a cargo of helicopters and light aircraft Friday and was due to sail lor home later in the day, was tied up at its pier when Red saljoteurs blasted a hole in its side. None of the 73 civilian crew members aboard the Card was injured, but two of the four men wounded in the hand grenade attack were reported in serious condition. It was the first major American ship to be sunk at the an ti-Communist war raging in this southeast Asian nation. The last time a foreign ship was successfully sabotaged in busy Saigon harbor came during the Indochina war when the Communists sank a French transport. A few hours after the Reds blew up the ship, a terrorist threw a home made grenade into the midst of a group of Americans on the waterfront,.There were fears the vessel wounding four of them. Two of might capsize. the Americans were reported wounded seriously. All were rushed to the Saigon Navy hospital. Red saboteurs apparentlyi sUpped aboard the 9,800-ton ves sel and planted a bomb which blew a tremendous hole in its side below the water line. The Card, converted from a World War II role as escort carrier or "baby flattop," settled in an upright position into the muddy waters of the Saigon River. Its superstructure and flight deck were above water, although somewhat bent by the force of the explosion, and it showed a list to starboard. The 496-foot-Iong vessel is condidered a U.S. Navy ship, but is under charter to the U.S. MiUtary Transport Service. In that status, it is unarmed and is manned by a civilian crew. Capt. Borge Langeland, 49, New Orleans, La., skipper of the Card, was on board when the blast went off before dawn. He said at first that the e.x- plosion was caused by an "underwater charge" which had been planted between -the ship and the pier. Later, a U.S. military spokesman indicated the bomb was planted inside the ship. Investigators questioned dockworkers. Two five-room houses stolen LANGLEY. England (UPD- Police today were searching for two live - roomed bungalows. A neighbor told police he saw .lix men dismantle the prefabricated structures and cart them away in a truck. "I understood that they had bought them," he said. But Herbert Legg, local housing manager, reported them .stolen after finding no record of any sales. Weather Redlands Today (U a.m. Reading) Highest 58, Lowest 47 One Year Ago Highest 77, Lowest 53 Tomorrow's Sunrise and Sunset 5:58 a.m. —7:34 p.m. U.S. Weather Bureau Noon Forecast Southern California: Partly cloudy today through Sunday. Few scattered showers vicinity mountains especially northern ranges with snow level about 4.500 feet. Strong gusty winds mountain and interior regions and locally at times coastal sections. Slightly cooler interior regions today. San Bernardino Valley: Part fy cloudy today through Sunday. Continued cool with high tem^ pcratures today 58-64. Lows to night 40-58. Temperatures and precipitation for the 24-hour period ended at 4 a.m. High Low Precip. Boston Chicago Denver Fairbanks Fort Worth Helena Honolulu Kansas City Las Vegas Los Angeles Minneapolis New York Oakland Oklahoma City Palm Sprmgs Sacramento Salt Lake City San Francisco Seattle Washington WASHINGTON (UPI)- The United Stales, Russia and Cuba, each with separate interests, maneuvered today in a war of words over U.S. reconnsissance flights. But it was a verbal bat-| tie that could have serious con sequences. Moscow and Havana both fired off bitter warnings Friday against continued American overflights of Cuba. Officials in Washington noted, however, that both Soviet.Premier Nikita S. Khrushchev and Cuban Premier Fidel Castro pulled their punches and left their warnings unspecific. There was also speculation that Khrushchev and Castro may be locked in a dispute over when and to what degree Cuba will be given control of anti-aircraft missiles capable of shooting down U.S. reconnaissance planes. In Friday's exchanges the State Department was t h c quietest of the parties involved, though top administration officials said that U.S. aerial reconnaissance of Cuba would continue despite Khrushchev's warning that this could have "disastrous consequences." State Department press offi cer Richard I. Phillips said he had no reply to Khrushchev's threats and that newsmen should refer to a statement PhilUps had issued April 20. The April 20 statement said the United Slates wanted to make "unmistakably clear' that it considers aerial reconnaissance of Cuba a necessity to guard against another deception such as Russia's introduction of offensive missiles into Cuba in 19G2. High U.S. officials noted that though Khrushchev's remarks were strong on bluster they did not really commit the Russian leader to anything. Khrushchev merely said that continued overflights "can" or "could" have dangerous consequences. The Soviet position appeared to remain completely flexible. Castro Also Cautious Castro's statements were interpreted as being equally cautious. In essence, Castro said that if the United States wanted war it would have it. Informed circles here have theorized that Castro and Khrushchev have been locked in struggle over policy on U.S. overflights. Castro probably wants full control of soviet anti-aircraft missiles stationed in Cuba. But Khrushchev may be holding back from relinquishing full control of them. To do so would, in effect, place the future of Khrushchev's U.S. policy in Castro's hands. McNamara says all bases target of economy drive WASHINGTON (UPI) — Defense Secretary Robert S. JIc- Namara considers every U. S. military base a potential target of his economy drive. Every post or installation is in "jeopardy" if it is inefficient, McNamara Friday told a group of Massachusetts congressmen concerned about t h e future of the Boston naval shipyard and the Walertou-n, Mass., arsenal. The defense secretary said he had a secret list of installations where costs could be cut and he would be "derelict" in his duty if he did not act. The delegation met with JIc Namara to protest vigorously the scheduled closmg of the Watcrtown arsenal that will cut 1,849 jobs from the area. However, McNamara refused to change his plan to close the claiming the Defense Depart ment can get the arsenal's goods cheaper on a competitive basis through private industry. He told tlie group that the Defense Department is studying 8,000 mstallations for possible economy moves and that a secret list has been made of bases likely to be affected. Tornado plays Aop-scof ch across Temple, Texas 49 38 64 48 .16 es 41 43 28 79 56 .50 60 41 .37 82 71 72 55 .02 76 — 62 48 57 42 60 43 53 48 78 51 .12 79 58 61 42 62 32 .33 53 47 52 36 54 44 Tidewater deal with Humble Oil cancelled LOS ANGELES (UPI) —Two giant oil companies were off the hook with the Justice De partment today which had filed an anU-mcrger suit to block a $329 million transfer of oper.i tions. Humble Oil Co. and Tidcwa ter Oil Company cancelled the deal and the Justice Depart ment dismissed its suit. Humble Oil Planned to ac quire some of Tidewater's west em operations on April 30. Among assets involved were Tidewater's west coast marketing and refinmg faciUUes and five tankers. Aljout two weeks before the proposed closing date the Justice Department filed suit to block the deal—one of the big gest anli - merger acUons ever sought by the government. When informed that Humble had cancelled the transaction, the Justice Department filed - a notice of dismissal Friday with the clerk of the U.S. District Court. The suit also had named the Standard Oil Co. of New Jer sey, Humble's parent company and the largest industrial cor poration in the United States. 'jam' Traffic BURFORD. England (UPD- Policc took more than six hours to clean up 11 tons of jellies and jams from the Great West Road when a truck overturned Friday. New fimetables VERWOOD, England (UPI) Summer train timetables were delivered here Friday — just in time for the permanent closing of the station today. (/ROC leader criticizes Eisenhower program German Reds delay two U.S. trains TEMPLE, Tex. (UPI) — A tornado played hop - scotch across a 30 block section of this Central Texas town Friday, causmg slight damage and in juring 16 persons, including 10 children. Only seven of the injured were hospitaUzed. The children's injuries were minor cuts from flying glass. Authorities said it was miraculous there were no fatalities or serious injuries. The funnel damaged a total of 10 schools, a hospital, a railroad yard and other buildings in its jaunt across lovra. Emerson Elementary School and Dunbar lUgh School were the hardest hit. The twister caved in the roof of the Emerson school cafeteria and ripped away a huge chunk of the Dunbar school gymnasium. A teacher at the Emerson school said there were 15 children in the cafeteria when the roof caved in. Ten suffered glass cuts, but they all managed to scamper to the safety of a hall. In the classrooms, the students were "just marvelous," said a fourth grade teacher. "I walked through the door after surveying the hall and asked the children what we do when a tornado hits. They replied 'get under our desks' and that's what they did." The twister also hit the King's Daughter Hospital, Dr. Tom Denson and Mrs. Winnie Williams, a patient, out of his office and into the hall. Mrs. Williams was cut by glass. Johnson calls for continued economy effort Lady Astor, first woman in parliament, dies BAKERSFIELD (UPI) Chairman of the United Republicans of California, an organi zation expected to endorse Sen. Barry Goldwatcr for the presi dcncy, Friday criticized (he Ei senhower "Part y-to - People" program as well as the "socialist Republican" voting record of Sen. Thomas Kuchel, R-CaUf. The 10,000-member organization was expected to get a so rics of resolutions today from 12 policy committees. They varied from a countywide school board system to demands that the Warren Commission release its findings on the assassinaUon of President John F. Kennedy. About 3,500 delegates showed up for the three-day convention of UROC, organized about a year ago to counter at the precinct level the door-bell ringing tactics of the California Demo cratic Council. Chairman Bruce Reagan told a news conference Friday, the "Party-to - people" program of Cyprus conflict recesses for Greek Easter NICOSIA, Cyprus (UPI) — Mortar shells gave way to church bells on this strife-lorn island today as the warfare be tween Greek and Turkish Cyp- riols recessed for the Greek Orthodox Easter. Cyprus President Archbishop Makarios, the leader of the Greek community here, left battle plans behind and turned to his duties as head of the Cyprus Orthodox church. The island was quiet as the Greek Cypriots prepared for the Orthodox Eastern cclebra- Uons Sunday. former President Eisenhower and his brother Milton was contrary to the principles of the Republican party. Reagan said, "The Eisenhower brothers and their associates are "Telling the party what they want instead of asking the party members what they want." Reagan also lashed out at Sen. Kuchel whom he labeled a "socialist Republican." The attack on Kuchel came when Reagan was asked if he agreed with a statement by Goldwater that the California senator was a "left-wing Republican extremist." Kuchel has said that Goldwater is not a Republican. We think that Goldwatcr is very much a Republican and Kuchel is 100 per cent wrong," repUed Reagan. Goldwater was scheduled to arrive here late today. He was the only Republican presidential candidate to accept an invita- Uon to address UROC. He will deliver his speech at an even ing banquet. to U.S. envoy has hepatitis HONOLULU (UPI) — Doctors at Tripler Army Hospital have confirmed a preliminary diagnosis that U.S. Ambassador to Japan Edwin 0. Reischauer is suffering from hepatitis, a liver ailment A medical bulletin issued Friday by hospital authorities said Reischauer will require !rom six to eight weeks of hospitalization and recuperation. Reischauer came to Hawaii on April 15 to convalesce from a stab wound inflicted.by a deranged Japanese youth in Tokyo on JIarch 18. BERLIN (UPI)— The East German Communists, without apparent Russian support, de laved two U. S. .\rmy trains for two to four hours on the Berlin border Friday night in an attempt to force them to accept locomotives festooned with red flags. The trains were allowed complete their journeys to West Germany early today. The "blockade" of the trains was the first apparently - inde pendent East German interference with rail traffic to or from Communist - encircled West Berlin. Commanders of t h e regular night trains to Frankfurt and Bremcrhaven, West Germany refused to proceed when the East Germans attempted to at tach locomotives decorated with Red flags to their trains. A U.S. Army spokesman said the flags apparently were in connection with the international Communist celebration of May Day. The Frankfurt train was held up for more than four hours and the Bremerhavcn run for more than two hours before the Americans won out. No Soviet officials were called in to clear the way for the trains. -The German Communists brought up unflagged engines shortly after midnight and the trains resumed their journeys, the spokesman said. By that fime it was May 2, and the occasion for Red flags had passed. Prince Phih'p wins raffle CARDIFF, Wales (UPI) — Prince Philip won the first raffle of his life Friday at a "freedom from hunger" campaign here. The queen's husband paid 28 cents and won a bottle of sout. How funny," he commented. •I've never won a raffle before." BOURNE, England (UPI) —i The dowager Viscountess As tor. 84. the American - bom so ciety girl who became the first woman to sit in Britain's Par liamcnt. died here today. Her son. Viscount Astor, an nounced that death came short ly after midnight to one ofj Britam's most famous and outspoken public figures. He had previously announced that she was "getting slowly weaker" land attributed her illness "old age." Lady Astor will be burietl in the chapel at the family estate oi Cliveden, Viscount Astor said. The estate became fam ous in the late 1930s for tne "Cliveden set" of influenfial young Englishmen who .ittend- cd Lady Aster's parties and were accused of favoring ap peascment of Adolf Hitler. Memorial services will be held in London and Plymouth, Astor said. Death came to Lady Astor at Grimsthorpe Castle in Bourne, where she had been s'.?.:• ing with her daughter. Lady Ancaster. She was bom Nancy Lang: home, the daughter of Col. Christwell D. Langhome, in Greenwood, Va., on May 19, 1879. Her first marriage, to Robert G. Shaw, ended in divorce in 1903. She came to England at 2-' and was presented at court to King Edward VII, who was tojsaid to have been charmed by her. On a second voyage to England in 1905 she met her future husband, Waldorf A.-tor. elder son of American millionaire William Waldorf Astor who had emigrated to England m 1890 and founded the British branch of the family. When her husband became a viscount by inheritance m 1919 and entered the House of Lords, Lady Astor was elected to Parliament from his former district. She retained her seat in the House of Commons until 1945. W.ASHI>;GT0N (UPD—Presi­ dent Johnson called in cabinet officers and heads of government agencies today to report on his cost-cutting drive in [ovemment and to urge they continue their economy efforts. Johnson discussed eight areas of economy activity in a presentation made at a Saturday morning cabinet meeting. He concluded by urging the group to "be from Missouri" when they are told by aides that knocking [spending must go up in ne.xt year's budget. The President later called newsmen and photographers into the cabinet room and quickly went over his comments to the executive group which included, in addition to the cabinet, heads of most of the government's independent agencies. Indicating a pile of documents on the big cabmet table and rifling through a telephone book - size document. Johnson said 141 government publications have akeady been "marked for elimination" at a saving of more than 51 million annually in one phase of the cost- cutting campaign. Queen Shenandoah to abdicate her throne WINCHESTER, Va. (UPD- Queen Shenandoah XXXVII — otherwise known as Luci Baines Johnson—abdicates her apple blossom throne today to retum to her life as a teen-ager in the White House. But departing will be sad. To hear her loyal subjects in Virginia tell it, Luci has been a IcrriCc" sovereign. The queen's mother, Mrs. Lj-ndon B. JohnsoA, glowed with pride Friday as s h <• shared the reviewing stand of the grand apple blossom festival parade with Luci and Sen. Harry F. Byrd. D-Va. The President drove to Winchester from Washington Thursday to sec his youngest daughter crowned at a ceremonial pageant. Luci, who claims she has never been "queen of anything before," played her role with poise and gaiety. She has signed autographs for all comers, posed for pictures and managed to walk grace fully, despite the long, long train of her royal costume. Luci shared honors Friday with another Lucy—television star Lucille Ball, whom she dubbed grand marshal of t h e parade. Friday night, Luci attended dinner party, a square dance, hootenanny, and a teen-age dance. Today she hands out awards at the apple blossom twirling meet. She also plans to attend the Warrenton, Va., gold cup races. New broadcasts to Iron Curtain LONDON (UPI) - The British Broadcasting Corp. (BBC) said Friday it intends to transmit "longer and more elaborate" programs bcWnd the Iron CurUn starting Sunday. Engle eating and drinking normally WASHINGTON (UPI) — Tlis office of Sen. Clair Engle said today the ailing California Oem ocrat should be able to leave the hospital by the end of ne-xt next week if he continues to improve as e-xpected. Paul Green, Englc's press secretary, said the senator, recuperating from a second brain operation, "spent another rest ful night." Green said. "If he continues to improve as anticipated, his doctors expect him to be released from the hospital the end of next week. Khrushchev, Ben Bella fly off on working vacation MOSCOW (UPI) — Premier Nikita Khrushchev flew off to a working vacation in the sun today, leaving behind a tough warning that U.S. reconnaissance flights over Cuba could lead to world war. Khrushchev was accompanied by Algerian President Ahmed Ben Bella, the Kremlin's guest of honor at Friday's May Day parade in Moscow's Red Square and at a Kremlin reception afterwards. Top Presidium (politburo) members went to Vnukovo Airport today to see Khrushchev and Ben Bella off to Uic Crimea, the premier's favorite vacation spot, for four days of rest and talks. Informed sources said Khrushchev would stay in the south until May 6, when he sails from the Black Sea for a 16-day tour of Egypt Ben Bella was to leave shortly afterward. Stassen renews bid for place on ballot SAN FRANCISCO (UPI) Harold Stassen renewed his bid for a place in California's June presidenUal primary Friday by challenging Arizona Sen. Barry Goldwater's right to appear on the Republican primary ballot. Stassen's Philadelphia law- partner, Roger Johnsen. filed a petition in U.S. District Court, which, in effect, demanded that 'Stassen's name be added to the ballot or Goldwater's removed. The petition charged that California Secretary of State Frank M. Jordan, a strong Goldwatcr supporter, had accepted signatures on the Arizona senator's nomination papers with the same technical deficiencies for which many of Stassen's signatures were rejected. UJS. DUtrict Judge AUonso J- Zirpoli set May 8 for a hearing on the Stassen petition.

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