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74+h Year Phone 793-3221 REDLANDS, CALIFORNIA, THURSDAY, MAY 7, 1964 $1.50 Per Month Sixteen Pages. 10 Cents Pacific airliner crash kills 44 near Danville HONEYMOONERS - Arriving in New York aboard ihe Olympic Wednesday were five Italian honeymoon couples. Five men, newly-settled in Toronto, wrote to their old priest in Polena, Italy, asking him fo find five brides. The priest. Father Luigi Del Benna came through so the men went back home to be married. They are: Mario Celio, 30, and wife. Philomena, 22; Romeo DiPietro, 30, and wife, Giulia, 21; Mike Celio, 29, and wife, Maddalina, 21; Giovanne Di Morino, 30, and wife, Concella, 19; and Antonio Trovoglina, 28, and wife Theresa, 20. All but the DiPietros will live in Toronto. They will make their home in Boston. (UPl Telephoto) Truman in Washington for 80th birthday W.4SHINGT0X (UPI) - Former President Harry S Tru man, acclaimed as "one of our greatest national assets" by President Jolinson, returns to the nation's capital today for a two-day celebration of his SOth birthday. Johnson telephoned the peppy former Chief E.xcculive at a Kansas City, Mo. party Wednesday to wish him happy birthday in advance. The President also was e.vpectod (o attend the birthday party here for Truman Friday night. Truman was to be presented Austria's highest decoration the Grand Cross with Ribbon at 4:30 p.m. EDT ceremonies in the Austrian Embassy. To night he was to be honored at a Masonic dinner. Win on 45-45 tie Senate leaders score narrow Rights victory Search for boat called off LONG BE.-\CH (UPI) search for the converted land ing craft "Grace" with two men aboard was called off Wednesday night by the Coast Guard. The "Grace" left Long Beach Friday en route to the Catalina Isthmus and failed to return Jlonday as scheduled. The men aboard were identified as An drew Phillips, 43, of Manhattan Beach and David Schoen, 28, of Palos Verdes. Weather Redlands Today Highest 56, Lowest 41 Rainfall: 24 hrs. .09, Storm .29 Season 11.75, Last Year 7.25 One 'Vear Ago Highest 89, Lowest 54 Tomorrow's Sunrise and Sunset 5.54 a.m.— 7:38 p.m. No smog, allowable burning. San Bernardino Valley: Con siderable cloudiness today with few showers near mountauis. Partly cloudy and sUghtly warmer Friday. Lows tonight 38-43. U.S. Weather Bureau Noon Forecast For today Southern California will have considerable cloudiness with scattered shovicTS es- pccially in the mountain areas, gusty winds and cool tempera tares. Friday and Saturday will have decreasing cloudiness witli slowly rising afternoon temperatures. Temperatures and prccipita tion for the 24hour period cnd^ ed at 4 a.m.: 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 57 79 65 .06 83 61 68 34 45 26 77 71 .14 53 40 T 84 71 81 67 63 43 .01 60 46 71 50 .09 71 52 85 63 T 70 51 67 42 51 34 .02 57 48 61 43 75 52 W.^SHINGTON (UPI)-Smarting from a skin-of-the-teeth vie tory in their initial civil rights voting test. Senate leaders saw another amendment hurdle thrown in their path today on the 50lh day of debate. Final action on a bipartisan leadership substitute for a jury trial amendment had to be postponed until ne.xt week. Complicating matters, a new jury trial amendment was offered today by Sen. Jack Miller, R-Iowa, and will have to be acted on ahead of the leadership proposal, along with any other "perfecting" revisions. . Miller's amendment would provide for a jury trial in criminal contempt cases arising from the civil rights bill in cases where a judge assessed a jail sentence. It would not guarantee a right of jury trial were the penalty is a fine. The Miller proposal is similar to one defeated in Wednesday's close voting. It provided for trial by jury whether the defendant faced possible jail term or fine. While southerners opposing the civil rights bill expressed "disappointment" at losing the first amendment showdown, they won deferment of other tests on the jury trial issue until Monday or Tuesday. The Senate, upholding its leaders, defeated the first jury trial amendment on a 45-45 lie vote. Both sides noted that at least some of the Senate absenteeism involved in the postponement of voting was attributed to President Johnson's Ap palachian tour today and Fn day. Although all did not go, senators from five states were invited to join the President. Sen. Richard B. Russell, V Ga., leader of the southern forces, said his followers would want to caucus Monday or Tuesday before going to the next vote on the jury trial question. He indicated they probably would have another "perfecting" amendment to offer. Three Americans drugged on irip to Russian port WASHINGTON (UPI) - The State Department charged to day that three assistant American military attaches at the U. S. Embassy in Moscow were apparently drugged during a recent trip to the Black Sea port of Odessa. State Department press officer Robert J. McCloskey said the United States formally protested to the Soviet Foreign Office Saturday over the somewhat mysterious incident. U. S. officials said privately that the three American officers were dinmg at a hotel in Odessa March 25. They said the men went to bed in the hotel and awoke the next morning witli what officials here de scribed as "mild symptoms suggesting drugging. Officials said later medical tests on the three men showed the presence of enough barbit urate to cause e.xtreme drowsi ness. Officials said they had no in formation whatever on whether any attempt was made to search the attaches' hotel room while they were asleep or any- other act of espionage. The three men are now back in Moscow. They were identified as Marine Lt. Col. J. M. Lan^ drigan. Air Force Lt. Col. W.L. Van Jleter and Navy Lt Cmdr, S. Shapiro. Cranston agrees to debate Salinger on TV LOS ANGELES (UPI) -Alan Cranston today accepted a challenge from Pierre Salinger, his opponent for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senator, to meet in a statewide television debate. Cranston said he had received a letter from Salinger challenging h i m to a political debate and that he bad appointed Los .Angeles Atty. Joseph L. Wyatt as "my negotiator to work out arrangements for the debate," which would be similar to the Kennedy-Nixon debates in 1960. Wyatt is co<hairman of Cranston's Southern California Finance Committee. "I have instructed Mr. Wyatt to confer with Mr. Salinger's representative at the earliest possible time," said Cranston. Salinger, former White House press secretary under the late President Kennedy and President Johnson, challenged Cranston to debate "the issues" in their contest. Methodists to aid rights demonstrators PITTSBURGH (UPI) — Meth odist ministers and laymen arrested and fined during civil rights demonstrations may re ccive financial assistance from a special fund established today by the church's general conference. The vote on the issue was 441312. The proposal was brought to the floor by 15 members of the Committee on the Ministry. The committee is composed o£ 70 persons and the majority report submitted originally opposed the establishment of such a fund. The minority group, however, headed by K. Morgan Edwards of Claremont, Calif., succeeded in having its report substituted for the majority report and even tually accepted. Graham rained out S.\N DIEGO (UPI) — Rain forced evangelist Billy Graham to cancel Wednesday night's scheduled meeting of his 10-day San Diego crusade in the outdoor Balboa Stadium. The crusade runs through Sunday. Brief Illinois rail strike called off PEORIA, 111. (UPD-Fircmen and enginemcn went on strike against two small but impor lant Illinois raih-oads today, but the walkout was called off at midmoming. A spokesman for the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Engincmen said union mem bers would go back to work oa the Peoria and Pekin Union and the Toledo, Peoria and Western railroadn. TPiAV workers would return to their jobs immediately and Pi-PU employes would be back on the 3 p.m. shift, the spokesman said. He declined to say why the strike had been called off. But a short time earlier, a spokesman for Union President H.E. Gilbert in Washington said the walkouts were unauthorized and the strikers were being urged to return to work. The walkouts were in protest against imposition of new work rules which will ultimately wipe out 4,000 firemen's jobs on railroads across the country. They came in defiance of a federal court order barring strikes directed against the work rules i change?. DANVILLE, Calif. (UPI)-An airliner with one of its two turbo-prop engines reported disabled smashed into a hillside in a "big ball of fire" today, kill ing all 44 persons aboard. The Pacific Air Lines F27, en route from Reno and Stockton, Calif., carried 40 passengers, a crew of three and a Federal Aviation Agency observers. Only 40 miles from its San Francisco destination, the craft hit the hillside 15 feet below the crest on a ranch 14 miles from this community on the cast side of San Francisco Bay. Tlie plane plowed a furrow- over the top of the hill and down the other side, scattering wreckage and parts of bodies over a quartci- of a mile area. In the wreckage, firemen found a loaded .38 caliber revolver, but it was reported to have belonged to a San Francisco policeman who was a passenger. FBI agents, who were investigating the crash with Civil Aeronautics Board and Federal Aviation Agency officials, took custody of the revolver. Tony Aguiar, 37, who lives nearby, said he was having breakfast with his four children when he heard the roar of what he said was the plane's remaining engine. "It was only about 100 to 150 feet up, heading away from me toward the west," he said. "It was going slow. One engine was out. I don't remember which. •There was a huge explosion and then it was all over. It was one big ball of fire, then the whole side of the hill was flying with bits of metal and everjthing." Aguiar said the engine was running "terribly hard—it sounded like a real hot P51. "I didn't see any fire until after it hit. Then the plane just came apart at the seams." At the crest of the hill lay an e.xit sign from the plane's interior. Under it was a page torn from a hymnal and it carried the hymn "Lead On, 0 God of Might." The furrow dug by the careening plane was eight feet deep. Next to it were scattered fires that left piles of melted metal and twisted wiring. No Trouble Reported The plane had been in contact with the Federal Aviation Agen cy's Oakland approach control tower and reported no trouble. .A tower spokesman said the plane was last heard from at 6:49 a.m. when it routinely acknowledged instructions for its final approach vector to San Francisco International Airport, directly across the bay from Oakland Airport. The tower spokesman said the plane at that time was flying at 5,000 feet in clear weather. He said there may have beeni clouds below with tops at about 2,500 feet. Dave Patterson, a pilot from nearby Concord, flew over the crash scene and said wreckage was strewn for at least a quarter of a mile. "No portion appeared larger than a single automobile," he said. Thirty-three passengers boarded at Reno, two got off at Stockton and nine boarded at Stockton. The plane left Reno at 5:50 a.m. The airline identified the crew members as Capt. Ernie Clark, First Officer Ray Andress and stewardess Marg Schafer. It was the third the 21 years of Pacific Air Lines, a scheduled line operating in California, Oregon and Nevada. (In Washington, the Civil .Aeronautics Board said a 12- man investigation team headed by Lee Martin was being sent to the crash site.) Bus carrying 60 school children goes down bank MOREHEAD, Ky. (UPI)-A school bus carrying 60 or more children sideswiped a dump truck today, then went 75 feet down a steep bank before plunging over a 25-foot sheer drop and landing upside down. Kentucky state police said at least 25 children and the bus driver were injured, but there were no reports of any fatalities. Ambulances operating in relays took children to medical facilities here and at Lexington, Ky., 75 miles away. State troopers at the scene said scrub brush on the em bankment failed to halt the progress of the bus, which they said probably was carrying more than the listed capacity of 60. Several other accidents have occurred on the curve, they said. Johnson pledges new "American Revolution Celler sets off prayer bill trial balloon WASHINGTON (UPI) — A fragile trial balloon was flying today over the congressional school prayer battleground. The trial balloon was in (he form of a tentative suggestion by Chairman Emanuel Celier,. D-N.Y., of the House Judiciary Committee. It conceivably could give Congress an exit from its current dilemma over public school prayer and Bible reading. Celler is an outspoken oppo nent of 147 proposals to amend the Constitution to override Su prcme Court decisions outlaw ing classroom worship as a required part of school programs. He asked a witness Wednesday if he would favor Congress ad vising the high court of its feel mgs before undertaking to amend the Constitution. The New York congressman suggested that Congress simply declare itself in favor of voluntary worship in the schools and call for Supreme Court affirma tion of that principle. He noted that a New York federal court recently upheld voluntary schoolroom prayer and said the case might be before the SU' preme Court before long. Quote of Day CUMBERLAND, Md.—President Johnson observing that Maryland had a history of fight ing for the rights of man going back more than 300 years: "Today, the enemies which menace our people are more complex. They will not yield simply to guns or force. They take the form of disease and poor schools—of untrained men and chronic unemployment—of exhausted mines and obsolete skills." Greek, Turkish Cypriots take new positions NICOSIA. Cyprus (UPI) — Greek and Turkish Cypriot forces reinforced their defenses jand manned new gun positions today as a result of fighting at widely scattered points on this strife-torn island. A sharp exchange of gunfire broke out just before midnight Wednesday in Nicosia's north cm suburbs and continued'into the day. There were no reports of casualties. Reinforced United Nations pa trols used tracker dogs to comb the old city of Nicosia during the night searching for new gun positions of both sides. Officials of the U. N. peace force admitted an.\iety at the increased tension. Sen. J. William Fulbright, D- Ark., was flying to Ankara for talks with "Hirkish officials on the Cyprus crisis. Fulbright met with Greek Premier George Papandreou in Athens Wednesday on the second stop of his special mission for President Johnson. He saw British Prime Minister Sir Alec Douglas-Home in London Tuesday. Py MERRIMAN SMITH UPI White House Reporter KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (UPI)— President Johnson conducted a far-ranging tour of the impov erished Appalachian region today, pledging a new ".-American revolution" to help eradicate poverty there and taking a sharp dig at Republican criticism of his program. Johnson quickly brought his personal touch to the visit by talking man-to - man to jobless workers. .At his first stop, Cumberland, Md., the President sounded the theme of his six-state trip by pointing to three Cabinet members accompanying him and declaring: "We came because we care." Raps GOP Charge In contrast, at Knoxville, Johnson lashed out at a Repub lican charge that his war on poverty was a "cruel hoax.' Without mentioning names of either individuals or the Republican party, the President asserted in his prepared speech: "Those who oppose us...have already called this war on pov erty a 'cruel hoax' just as 30 years ago their ideological predecessors called the Social Security plan a 'cruel hoa.x.' They are seeking right now to delay and divide and deter our efforts to bring equal opportunities to all Americans." In rebuke to foes of his poverty proposals. Johnson said: "I do not believe you want men of timid faith and narrow vision to speak for the conscience of America. I do not believe you want to entrust the .American dream to men who would turn it into a nightmare." The President also took a swipe at a suggestion by Sen. Barry Goldwater, R-Ariz., that the federal government dispose of Tennessee Valley Authority projects. Without specifically mentioning the GOP presidential hopeful, Johnson commented: "If those men had their way, the •for sale' signs would be on TVA this hour. And Knoxville would not be so well off." The President talked man-to­ man with jobless workers and chatted with airport crowds as the first leg of his two-day trip took him from Maryland and West Virginia into Ohio. He sounded the theme of his tour at Cumberland, .Md., when he pointed to cabinet members accompanying him and said "We came because we care." .At Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. Johnson said "This is a young land. - .a land of young people." "To you of this student body I say merely as a statement of fact: .America is yours—yours to make a better land—yours to build a free, great society." Johnson several times during (he day threatened to call Con-. gress into special session should the Senate not act upon his civil rights program. He phrased it several different ways without making a direct threat, saying in general that if Congress does not complete its work on the civil rights bill by the time of the Democratic convention that he might find it necessary to bring the House and Senate back into session after the big nominating conventions. Johnson has made similar remarks before but they have been regarded as premature as long as the civil rights biU is under consideration, even under filibuster or extended opposition. The President probably will have more to say on the subject Friday morning in Atlanta, Ga., when he has breakfast with members of the Georgia Legislature. The chief e.xecutive, after .Athens, and a stop at Knoxville, Tenn.. was scheduled to arrive in .Atlanta at 8:40 p.m. .After a stop at Gainesville, Ga.. the President is due back in Washington by midaftemoon Friday in time to permit his attendance at the 80th birthday dinner for former President Harry S. Truman. Senate ready to adopt budget SACR.AMENTO (UPI) — The senate service notice on the deadlocked assembly today that it was "willing and able" to adopt a state budget. In a brief closed door caucus the upper chamber decided to vote this afternoon to approve its owTi version of Gov. Edmund G. Brown's S3.7 biUion spending program for the fiscal year be ginning July 1. "We want to show the assem bly that the senate is ready, willing and able to pass a bud get bill," said senate leader Richord Boone dragged by runaway pony MOAB, Utah (UPI) — Actor Richard Boone was reported resting today after an accident Wednesday in which he was dragged 100 feet by a runaway pony during a motion picture filming. Boone, who was Paladin in television's "Have Gun, Will Travel," had been tied to a pony in a scene depicting Apache torture methods in the film, "Rio C^onchos," in which Boone stars. Wendy Wagner, an actress, was cutting the ropes with a knife to free Boone when the pony bolted. The knife became lodged between Boone's tied hands. He suffered severe cuts on both wrists and bruises over his entire body before the animal could be stopped. Director Gordon Douglas said Boone would resume bis role in the show after he recovered satisfactorily. Hugh M. Bums, D-Fresno. The budget has been stalled in the lower chamber for more than a month. Republicans have refused to vote for it until they are granted compro miscs, primarily in the field of welfare spending. There were increasing hopes that the lawmakers will finish their marathon 1964 session by the end of next week but the immediate plans called for an other long weekend recess im til Monday. Thre were plenty of knotty problems left. Audie Murphy, wife separate HOLLYWOOD (UPI) —Audie Murphy and his wife, Pamela, have separated, according to a spokesman for the famed World War H hero. The spokesman said Wednesday that the couple has been separated for several months, although DO plans have been announced for a divorce. They have been married for 13 years and have two children. Murphy formerly was wed to actress Wanda Ucndrix. Murphy says U.S. has not kept promise BEVERLY HILLS (UPI) — George Murphy told a celebrity- filled audience Tuesday night that American leadership has not kept its promise to the Free World." Murphy, campaigning for the GOP U.S. Senate nomination, addressed a $50 - a-plate fund raising dinner at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. He charged the Johnson Administration with manufacturing "myths of .American prestige" to cover up a failure to provide strong, decisive leadership. Well known personalities who participated in the program included actors James Stewart, John Wayne and Ronald Reagan, and actress Irene Dunne. Killed in head-on crash B.ALDWIN PARK (UPI) Wayne H. Teague, 38, EI Monte was killed Wednesday when his pickup truck entered the wrong way on the San Bernardino Freeway and smashed headon into one car and collided with another. Two other motorists suffered major injuries in the accident. They were Rudolph R. Niski, 47, West Covina and Mrs. Alice Tabor, 20, Baldwin Park. Weaver dead P.ALO ALTO, Calif. (UPI) Hank Weaver. 48, veteran sports announcer, died Wednesday of injuries received in a traffic accident more than a year ago. Auto union to seek $41 month pension at 60 DETROIT (UPI)—A sweep ing new bargaining proposal that would allow workers to retire at 60 on incomes of up to $400 a month was reported agreed upon by United Auto Workers President Walter Reuther and a union action group previously having differences with the UAW. The proposal was worked out in private meetings between Reuther and Jack Wagner, leader of a union early retirement movement, the Detroit Free Press said today. Neither Reuthcr's staff nor Wagner would comment on the plans. If the proposal is endorsed by the UAW executive board this week and the General Motors union council later this month. be- when national bargaining gins in July^ Under the proposal, the report said, workers would receive $4.25 a month in pension payments for each year of service with a company. They now get a maximum of $2.80. Irving Blaestoae, Reuther's administrative assistant, was reported to have told early retirement leaders Saturday that the higher payments would give retirees up to $400 a month in income when coupled with Social Security benefits. Reuther had bee.n reported favoring a "phased retirement plan" he outlined in Washington early this year. Reuther, Wagner and other union leaders were said to have devised the $400 at 60 proposal the newspaper said, it will be in an attempt to reach a united submitted to the auto industry I position.

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