Independent from Long Beach, California on July 21, 1948 · Page 1
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Long Beach, California
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Wednesday, July 21, 1948
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Grace Wiley Killed by Cobra MRS. GRACE WILEY AND "KING," PET COBRA Famed Snake Charmer Bitten by Young Snake Grace Wiley, who won nationwide fame as "queen of .the cobras," died in Community hospital yesterday afternoon, 65 minutes after she was bitten by a cobra. The woman, who operated a private zoo, and trained venomous snakes that appeared in scores of motion pictures, was fatally bitten by a young Indian cobra--a snake she had received from overseas just three weeks ago, while posing for magazine pictures. Mrs. Wiley had appeared as a snake charmer in "Moon Over Burma" with Dorothy Lamour. Her cobras were featured in "Trade Winds" with Joan Bennett, "Jungle Book" with Sabu, "Cobra Woman" with Maria Montez and many other films. She was bitten at 3:24 p. m. while posing with the snake in her zoo at 4582 Lincoln boulevard, Cypress. Mrs. Wiley in previous years had operated private zoos in two Long Beach locations, hut moved to Orange county after neighbors complained. Given first aid treatment at the zoo, she was rushed to Community hospital in Long Beach. There blood was drawn from the bitten finger while she received simultaneous blood transfusions. Hospital officials contacted zoos and hospitals in nearby cities, seeking cobra serum, but none apparently exists on the west coast They injected ordinary snake bite (Continued on Page 18) Civil Rights Snarl Looms WASHINGTON, July 20. ONS) A senate snarl ever civil rights bills which could not be broken by a "gag" on debate threatened today to block action on all important legislation when congress reconvenes Monday. Senator Wherry, R., Neb., acting majority leader, pointed out that the parliamentary situation would permit an endless filibuster by southern senators against approval of the journal for the last day of the session which adjourned June 20. Presidential" Secretary Charles G. Ross announced, meanwhile, that the President would push his civil rights program "to the utmost" at the special session, despite the split in democratic ranks over the issue. Loyalty Deadline LOS ANGELES, July 20. ONS Unless 104 Los Angeles county em- ployes who have refused to sign loyalty pledges do so before 5 p. m. Monday they will be discharged for insubordination. Ilemet On Water HEMET, July 20. QNS The Lake Hemet Water Co. today curtailec all irrigation in Hemet valley anc limited the watering of lawns anc gardens by home owners in the area. Water company officials saic the action was taken because Lake Hemet is "virtually dry.' Ranchers and house owners were urged to rely on wells for irrigation of their property. Fighters Defy Palestine Truce TEL AVIV, July 20. ONS Ful scale Jewish-Syrian fighting was reported tonight in Palestine's extreme northeastern "ringer" in violation of the United Nations truce. {On the Mediterranean islam of Rhodes, U. N. mediator Coun Folke Bernadotte announced he will begin new Arab-Jewish peace negotiations in a few days. He said his first task will be to establish supervisory bodies.) Who May Be Drafted (Editorial) It is estimated only 230,000 men will be drafted this year This is out of 8,375,000 men in the 19 to 25 years inclusive age group. About 924,000 men are needed, but most of them are expected to volunteer. There will be many reason* {or exemption. It figures out that only about one out of «ix un married, non veterans will be drafted. Here is from where the 924,000 needed men are expedec to com*. From present reserves 47.000 ara exptcUd to volun (Continued on page 101 TelepKon* MM I Lone BEACH INDEPENDENT LONG BEACH'S ONLY MORNING NEWSPAPER Vol. 10--No. 327 long Beach 12, Calif. .Wednesday, July 21, 1948 U. S. Red Roundup; L B. Plot Details Foster/ Aides Arrested NEW YORK, July 20. dNS Wiliam Z. Foster and six other American communist leaders were arrested last night on charges of agitating and conspiring to overthrow Ihe government of the United States. Foster and five others, including general secretary Eugene Dennis, vere arrested at Communist party leadquarters in New York. A seventh man was seized in 3etroit, and warrants were out 'or five more, making a total of 12--all indicted by a special federal grand jury in New York today. Foster and Dennis were indicted on two counts, with the additional charge of being mem- oers of a party Which threatens the security of the nation. Arrested with them, and also indicted on two counts, were these national board members: Benjamin Davis jr., a New York city councilman. Henry Winston, organizing secretary of the Communist party. John B. Williamson, party trade union secretary. Jacob Stachel, party educational secretary. Arrested in Detroit was Carl Winter, identitied by federal authorities as chairman of the Michigan Communist party. The five others for whom warrants were issued were identified by United States Attorney John F. X. McGoheny in New York as: Irving Potash, manager of the CIO joint furriers council; Israel Regenstreff, known as John Gates, editor of the communist Daily Worker since July 1947; Gilbert Green, Chicago, national board member, and Arno Gust Halberg, known as Gus Hall, of Cleveland, Ohio party chairman. Foster, Dennis and the four other men picked up in New York were arraigned immediately and remainded to jail in lieu of $5000 bond each. Bond for Winter, in Detroit, was set at 510,000. A plea of not guilty was entered for Winter by Federal Judge Frank A. Picard in Detroit. Similar pleas were entered in NewYork for the six men headed by Foster, through attorney Abraham Unger. More than an hour later, Foster, Dennis and their fellow New York defendants were released until tomorrow morning in the custody of their counsel, who pledged bail would be posted at that time. Foster labeled his arrest on charges of conspiring to overthrow the United States "a monstrous frameup." Leads Korea Weather Long Beach and vicinity -Night and morning low clouds with sunny and slightly warmer afternoons Wednesday and Thursday. High temperature Wednesday 80. (More weather on page 2.) Features Index Amusements 18-19 Comics 20-21 Crossword Puzzle ,, _..^... 20 Dorothy Dis 8 Drcn- Pearson _ ,, 10 Editorial _ 10 Fast Life _ _ 2 Radio Log 13 Ray Tucker _ 10 Small Fry 9 Sports 12-1S Star Gazer 8 Town Meeting 10 We, tho Women 7-8-9 16 Jets Fly to England LONDON, July 20. ONS) Sixteen swift United States "Shooting Star" jet fighter planes swept Into Britain tonight en route to bolster American bases in Germany during the Berlin crisis. · Eighty more--making a total of 96--are reported scheduled to arrive by Aug. 4. American naval moves in the Mediterranean also were reported following the weekend arrival in Britain of 60 B-29 Superfortresses. Dr. Syngman Knee (above), American educated Korean nationalist leader, was elected first president of the new republic when the assembly gave him 180 votes and only 13 to his chief opponent. tAcma Telcpholo) L B. Red Plot Told Arrest of communist leaders in New York yesterday will be one more jolt to a communist clique in Long Beach that has lost group- 1 , heavily for many months. But Long Beach communists, as long as 10 years ago, had made plans to "take over" this city in the event of a Red revolution. Those were two observations made 1 to the Independent today by a woman who has been tracking communists in this city for 18 years. For obvious reasons, her name and her occupation are being withheld. But yesterday, as reports came (Continued on Page 6) Warren to Speak SPRINGFIELD, El., July 20. H Gov. Earl Warren of California republican vice-presidential candidate, will be the principal speaker on governors' day at the Illinois state fair Aug. 20. Gen. Clay Returning WASHINGTON, July 20. (INSI Top administration advisers are convinced war will develop out of the critical Berlin situation only if Russia wants war and is determined to set one off. They declare administration policy is based on determination not to be driven out of Berlin but to avoid any incident which might spark a world conflagration. These administration views were made known as Gen. Lucius D. Clay, commander -of American forces in Germany, flew home,for consultation. Russ 'Air Lift 1 MOSCOW, July 20. (TNS Moscow observers believed tonight the Russians may stage an "air lift" of their own by flying 100,000 tons of grain to hungry Berliners. The Soviet press used big double-column headlines to announce the government's decision to ship wheat and other foodstuffs to "supply Berlin, including the western sectors." The wheat offer was termed a "gift" by some although the Russian announcement said western Berliners would be expected to enter the Soviet sector of the city and buy the food with the Soviet- printed reichsmarks. Stocks RaHy NEW YORK, July 20. ONS The stock market staged a brisk comeback today from Monday's price tumble, and leading issues chalked up gains of fractions to more than $2 a share. $20 Monthly Pay Boost for Teachers Cost-of-living pay increases were granted to Long Beach teachers and non-teaching employes of the school district yesterday by the ioard of education. Holding a special meeting to discuss the subject, board members voted to hike full time teachers' pay $20 per month and part time teachers' wages a proportionate amount. At the same time, the board voted to advance classified (non- leaching) employes one range on the salary schedule, which amounts to slightly more than a 5 per cent increase. The board's action will add 594,300 lo the classified employes' payroll annually and 5350,000 to the teachers' payroll, according to school district business manager Arthur A. Knoll. The board has made provision for the cost of living wage., increase in the proposed iH8^19 s c h o o l district budget. It was the Intention of the board to give $20 per month In- creases to both teaching and noh- teaching employes. However, a ruling of the county counsel which recently was brought to the attention of the board made this impossible. According to this ruling, any salary increase or decrease to classified employes must be on a percentage basis. Yesterday school officials met with members of a salary committee representing the classified employes to discuss this problem. This committee recommended that the increase be granted according to range, which would be on a percentage basis. Mrs. Elizabeth Hudson, board president, pointed out that the Los Angeles school district recently granted increases by advancing all non-teaching employes one range on the salary schedule. Members of the salary committee who attended the board meeting were Boynton T. Hays, Frederick H. O'Brien, Je*s« Buti tcrficld and Carl Green.

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