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Long Beach Press-Telegram (Newspaper) - July 3, 1954, Long Beach, California Nab Pentagon Colonel as Thrill Burglar HI f Powder Puff Derby Gets Under Way Takeoff Delayed Four Hours by Persistent Fog Delayed nearly four hours by a persistent fog the 51 light airplanes in the eighth annual Powder Puff Deity finally took off from Long Beach Municipal Airport early this afternoon on their race to Knoxville Tenn The takeoff had been uled for 9 a m but there was less than a mile visibility at that time By noon the sun was burning off the fog bu visibility still was under two miles By race rules the women pilots are permitted to race only during daylight hours and only in clear weather Film star Robert Stack orary starter of this year's race flagged oft the first plane a gray and red Piper sponsored by the chamber of commerce at ferson City Tenn The pilot is Evelyn S Bryan Jefferson City with Eddie Lee Griffin ville as co-pilot The official starter Jack don Jr a lieutenant colonel in the Air Force Reserve then took over and in rapid order the remaining 50 planes became borne ARIZONA STOPOVER Because of the delay it is doubtful that any of the con- will get farther than Amarillo Texas by sundown day Most of the smaller cralt probably will stay overnight in and Ariz This year's field Is largest In the history of the annual event officially known as the All Woman Transcontinental Air Kaco It Is sponsored by the association ot women pilots Winners ot four previous races are again competing They arc Mrs Frances Bera of Inglewood 1953 winner and ite to repeat this year Miss Shirley Blocki formerly of Long CHARTING of Van the 1949 winner and Jean Parker of Arcadia who won in 1950 and was second last year EIGHT FLYING SOLO Miss Parker is one of eight women who are flying solo in this year's race All others are carrying Youngest contestant js old Sarah Gorelick of Kansas City Kan who also Is flying solo Miss Gorelick started ing two years ago when she was 18 again last year Continued on Page Col 1 Butler Seat Filled GOP Picks Hruska LINCOLN Neb Ro man L Hruska was se by Republican State Central Committee of Nebraska today as its candidate to succeed the late Hugh A Butler in the Senate This action came only a few minutes after Nebraska ernor Robert B Crosby an- he would name Sam J Reynolds 63 Omaha man to serve until the ber elections Reynolds was not a the central com- selection In a similar central committee mooting Nebraska Democratic Central Committee chose James F Green Omaha to be its nee for the unexpired Butler term Hruska and Green will be un- opposed This sudden shift will create a vacancy in Omaha's Second Con- gressional District which Hruska LONG CALIF JULY CLASSIFIED E EDITION Eight Editions Daily PILOT DIES IN FIERY PARK CRASH Plane Strikes ROYAL WEDDING COURSE Redondo Beach Killed as Vacation Redondo B e a c h pilot who started a week vacation today was killed instantly at m when light plane struck a telephone wire near packing plant body was mated in age The plane struck the Southern Railroad tracks 50 south of Ave and pancaked into an open field adjacent the tracks Flames dry Bride Throws Shoe Garbage Man Is Guest England Princess wed the Desmond Walter with one shoe on and one lost COL ROBERT H ORR Grounded by Resort Police AF Hero Admits Las Vegas Thefts st LAS VEGAS Nev handsome Air Force The of the Pentagon was held today on suspicion IP Count of Wurttemberg i for the Count of Prince Albrecht von she walked up the aisle at the cathedral at Christ Church College for ford's biggest social wedding of the year More than 400 walk on ft at end of the service Guinness 22 is the son of Lord Moyne vice chairman the Guinness brewery concern a Dublin garbage collector rick O'Reilly 60 who sent a Mrs Barbara Flames fright of Lone Beach and Tier Ann from 01 i toda HOLIDAY TRAFFIC TOLL BEGINS BLOODY CLIMB Vital Post By Associated Motorists took the highways for the three-day July 4 by French PARIS TBe de- h Arnold 2719 Vender Beach He had been airborne from Municipal port only five the elt an flier had taken his plane 6 the forthcoming and received an in- in return He neither family O'Reilly -a morning for the sion white nation -in tie sent the he walked cathedral he the bridegroom s Lord Moyne who hotel rooms for Police said the colonel Robert admitted doing it for a questioned on part of the accusations He de- nied other charges Orr was arrested Friday ly after guests at a hotel told police they surprised him in their room Air torce officials identified Orr as the to MaJ Gen Robert Burns assistant of utaff of the Air Force in Washington Police said Orr had one of the most complete burglary kits they had was ar- rested An unidentified Irate Hu Lds International port to the 1 to escape early morning fog heavy shrouded j A 6 deaths in miscellaneous mishaps for said Council has estimated will be Wiled In traffic accidents during the day The council also estimated that 40 million cars will Agency sam in I Hanoi French Union forces had a highly strategic communications center about mile's south of were 434 violent deaths in the two-day 1949 The largest July 4 three-day traffic toll was 366 in 1952 the pilot the flight anyway Coroner Wally v Fair in Row KANSAS Four Burned in Harbor Boat Blast A terrific explosion aboard a yacht in San Pedro bor today hurled two boys Into the air and dropped them on the bottom of the boat The youths and two others persons escaped by ing overboard through the All four managed to reach me bait boat Owen K from which An boat Owen K from Pentagon has were taken to San Pedro were and two women were shot to death later the a in 1952 but was thought to have The officer said Orr was one of the best liked cers at the Pentagon rs Orr who police said had been traveling around the country un- der from Washington was wearing civilian clothes when guests at the hotel edly surprised him in their room said he explained he had been sent up agement to repair the plumbing After the intruder left the i guests authorities who man pasmo a death early ana was for of one of the women was rk Cit to visit his mother ana to have ad- York City to visit his mother ana stopped at Burbank j re was at Hanoi Ear her it had been re take on as passenger under attack by the Com- had contacted through a newspaper ad The passenger was to have 17 Injured as Short Circuit Cuts Chicago Trolley line injured day when a short circuit shot up a streetcar pole snapped the power line trapping about 40 passengers in- ported under attack by J Vietminh The agency said the al was part of the French move to withdraw from the southern sector of- the rich Red River Delta area Earlier dispatches by the Aviation French remains on Page now represents Since Reynolds is a IA side the car for a The power line threw bursts r ot flame around the car and dangered passengers an nearby automobiles Seventeen of the passengers were taken to hospitals suffering and shaking up received in rush to get out of the street car None was injured seriously The accident occurred when the street car ran through deep rain water from a storm i- can this leaves the balance of the Senate unchanged at 48 Re- publicans 47 Democrats and -one Reynolds is a past commander of Omaha Post 1 of the can Legion and formerly was Omaha Civil Defense director During World War II Reynolds served as a colonel in the Army Specialist Corps flown to Detroit Mich Wallenfelt was flying a sena 140 He was employed in the experimental department of WA reported by police to have ad- eant said Carl Raymond Levy 36 had admitted he a wild tavern ment One- of the was wife Mrs Dollie cell 35 The other was Mrs Friend 20 third was Donald 28 brother of Mrs Levy Orr in a Officers casino 25 Receiving j treated for burns and their homes Victims of the aboard the cabin cruiser are B Thorpe of 43 supervisor at El Segundo Douglas plant owner of the Thorpe their son Lonnie 13 ana William Jr 14 of 619 N Rose St Compton Lonnie Thorpe suffered first degree burns about the face first and second degree burns of the feet and right arm Mrs Thorpe sustained first de- gree burns of the feet her band was treated for minor burns pockets stolen cards 13 watches and the burglary in the kit according to police pair silk gloves 180 feet of nylon cord a skeleton a black mask and a dental and surgical instruments which could be pick locks Orr said he believed the ex- plosion was in a butane tank aft on the starboard side Mrs Thorpe couldn't swim so her husband towed her as the boys swam along side to the bait Four Coast Guard boats arid two Los Angeles fireboats to the burning cruiser but it I was declared practically a total be tied up at the Continued on Page that Chief Edmond of the Battalion said a northbound Cottage Grove car at Street when it ran through the deep water and a short trolley pole snapping the wire which fell on the car The broken wire over the following automobiles The occupants jumped to safety Years Pact Strike Ends YORK ern Electric Co and CIO Com- Workers America today one-year ending -a two-day telephone strike The new contract for 16000 installation workers replacing i agreements which expired May 1 HE'S HOT AS Long List of Troubles Catches Up lot of trouble today because he's a poor Munoz driving ing and stopped him at and Avalon provided wage increases from to 7 cents an hour for Installers and a week for 400 job clerks All will return Tuesday morning the Fourth of Other terms of settlement included establishment of four cities points of The are points at which installers are stationed The contract is subject to by union membership on or before Aug WHERE Munoz said he bought in Mexico and intended to sell here of his found ties looked in the glove compartment of his five traffic citations from Verdes Long Los An- celes the sheriff's office and the California Patrol A further check revealed there are seven 01 on the soon as he takes care the arrest a tci r Page Page i Page Badio and Shipping e Tides the loss Guard while the latter makes an investigation Thorpe said the vessel was worth 4 Die as Bus and Auto Hit Head-on N J An empty bus and a passenger car collided head-on in a grinding crash oh busy Rt 17 early day killing four of the five sons who were riding in the car The accident backed up traffic on main artery feeding New York state resorts for 10 miles Jin New Jersey and forced New York police to reroute traffic The dead according to police Irving Gechlik 41 of lyn N about 35 of Edith bowsky his and Barry Lubowsky his son A fifth occupant of the car Murray Lubowsky 12 whose family was wiped put in the crash to Good maritan Hospital in near-by in critical tion Wind Rain Hail Storm Last Burlington Iowa brief wind rain and hail storm lashed sections of Burlington early today uprooting causing considerable damage to homes and business places Half Joof a on the and carried feet shine hi afternoon
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