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   Tucson Daily Citizen (Newspaper) - November 29, 1960, Tucson, Arizona                              VOL. 88 NO. 286 TUCSON, ARIZONA, TUESDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 29, I960 10 CENTS PAGES IN CANADIAN VILLAGE Train Rams Bus, Killing 15 Children LAMONT, Alia. UPI A fast freight train crashed into a school bus at a snow-covered country crossing to- day, killing at least 15 youngsters and injuring a dozen more. Royal Canadian Mounted police, list- ing the tentative toll, said it might go higher. About 32 pupils between 8 and 16 years of age were on the bus. The bus was barely half a mile from Lamont Consolidated School in this farming village of northwest Canada when the Canadian National freight hit it amidships at an unguarded crossing. The train, when it hit the bus, hurled bodies and wreckage for hundreds of yards. It impaled the main cabin of the bus and shoved it one quarter mile into the. middle of town before halting. The accident happened at a.m. about one-fourth of a mile from the school to which the victims were head- ed from their homes in the country. The scene was rolling farm country about 40 miles northeast of Edmonton, the capital of Alberta province. Lamont, a town of less than population, heard the grating approach of the braking two-diesel train and the screams of the children. Hundreds turned out. in zero weather to rescue the victims. A nearby garage sent its tow-truck to drag the shattered bus cabin off the prow of the big diesel heading the 40- car train. Within minutes volunteers had removed all the trapped victims. Other townspeople joined police and an ambulance crew in picking up the injured and the dead who had been spilled out along the right of way. Within 20 minutes, the small com- munity hospital was treating all the victims. Convoys of relief workers set out at once from Edmonton. But heavy snow- to eight their way over the provincial highway. No snow was falling at the time of the ac- cident and skies were clear. At Edmonton, Mounted Police Staff Sgt. J. R. Sangster said the rural cross- ing was in rolling country "but I be- lieve it's quite flat where the bus was hit." The driver, whose identity was not immediately released, was among the injured. And All iBowles Seen 4In' The While He Slept Not a word was spoken Two soft shoe masked and operating in utter silence, took about from the bedroom of a hank offi- i cial today after surprising his wife who was awake in j their bed. j Sidney H. Nielsen, assist- ant vice-president of the j Southern Arizona Bank Trust Co., slept through the robbery at his home, 842 W. Calle Francita. The pair took the money i from his wallet in a pants; pocket, police said, after slip-! ping quietly inio the house l and pulling a gun on Mrs. Nielsen. The victim said one of the men put his finger up to his lips in a sign to be quiet and that no word was spoken. Police said Mrs. Nielsen reported the men were tall and slim. They were wearing some type of masks and had hats with the brims pulled down over their eyes, she said. They were wearing black jackets. Mrs. Nielsen said the men took a ring from her purse, hanging on a doorknob, and also took some medicine and 11 hypodermic syringe from a bedside stand. j The Nielsen's sons. Russell j 20, and Wesley, 23, also slept through the incident. Troops Keep Uneasy Calm j In Caracas CARACAS, Venezuela and tanks pa- j trolled central Caracas early i today, maintaining uneasy or- j der after four days of wild rioting regarded by the gov- ernment as an attempt at Communist revolution. Soldiers ordered out by President Romulo Betancourt fired repeatedly on mobs here yesterday, killing at least two persons. This increased the toll of the outbreak to 5 dead and about 200 wounded. See Pictures, Page For Cabinet Job i John F. Ken- nedy indicated after a conference with Chester Bowles today that the former ambassador and Connecticut governor will be offered a place in his administration. Kennedy was not definite as to what post he might have in mind for the man who was his chief campaign for- nedy residence was Gov.- eign policy adviser. Terry Sanford of North Bowles has been among Carolina. those mentioned as possible Kennedy said he wanted to choices for secretary of state get Sanfo'rd's views on eco- in the new cabinet. I nomic conditions in North But Kennedy, standing in i Carolina, but politics also ap- the doorway of his George-1 peared a likely topic, town home with Bowles, told Meanwhile Pierre Salinger, questioners their 65-minute' Kennedy's press secretary, breakfast talk did not involve also sidestepped questions the future of Bowles, now a about possible selections for retiring member of the House administration posts, of Representatives. Salinger was asked first "We didn't discuss about a story in the Albany Kennedy told newsmen, but (N.Y.) Times-Union saying added: "We will be discussing it." Ark., Kennedy passed up a ques-' John lion as to what place that! picked for cabinet offices, might be. "No the press Kennedy said the confer-1 secretary replied, ence this morning concerned The story also said it is the world situation generally.; Kennedy's present plan to "Mr. Bowles has "talked to j name his brother, Robert Ken- a good many representatives j nedy, as attorney general, and of other governments, both j that Gov. Abraham Ribicoff here and in New York, and' of Connecticut has turned brought me up to he down an offer to be secretary Sen. J. William Fulbright, D- Eugene R. Black and J. McCloy had been said. of health, education and wel- The next caller at the Ken-i fare. INSIDE THE CITIZEN 'Queen' Stalked By Tragedy Pennsv Freight Runs Amok t Will Your Club Dues Go Up? Minnesota Wears A Crown ACKERMAN TURNED DOWN Supreme Court Leaves Jury Issue To Judges Supreme Court today ruled 3-2 that Superior Court judges have the right to make their own decisions on the controversial ques- tion of jury selection. In upholding this right, the high court turned down a petition by Pima County Atty. Harry Ackerman for a writ of preme Court previously ruled certiorari. that jurors need not be reg- Ackerman sought to havejistered voters, if otherwise the Supreme Court review a! qualified, decision by Pirna County Su-l Today's ruling made no at- perior Judge Herbert F. tempt to settle the question Krucker. now Jury lists should be Judge Krucker agreed to i drawn up. It stuck precisely postpone a trial when a de- to the judges' right to uphold fense attorney challenged a or deny a jury challenge, selection of jurors from reg-j Lawyers on both sides istered voting lists. The Su- agreed that it left the hazy __....._________________-------I jury situation precisely where it is. Voting with the majority I were Chief Justice Fred C. Struckmeyer Jr. and Justices Robert O. Lesher and Charles I C. Bernstein. Dissenting were Justices M. T. Phelps. and Jesse A. Udall. PAGE PAGE 6 BULLETIN PAGE 13 Rridge lfi Movies 32 Citizen Charlie 17 Public Records 2fi Comics 35 Radio-TV .14 Crossword Puzzle 24 Sports 21-23 Editorials IS Woman's View 14, IS Financial Pagf 3.1 Tucson Tonight 4 Holden. 45, former chief right of way agent for the state land department, to- PAGE 21 day pleaded guilty to a conspiracy charge in con- i nection with land frauds brought to light three years ago. Superior Court Judge Ross -Tones immediately gave Holden a one-year suspe-nded sentence and put i him or probation for that period. Eastern j Group's Offer j By JOHN RIDDICK i j i A combine of three east-: ;ern construction companies! today offered to build the! Titan II missile base here: ;for and thereby: 'became the low bidder, j The neariy 700 men pack-; ing the tense Pioneer Hotel; ballroom gasped when the; ;bid of Jones-Teer Wink-' jelman was more than S2 million under; the government estimate. While the team is new to i the experience of missile base 'building, team leader J. A. Jones of Charlotte, N. C. is I one of the world's largest con-: struction firms. I And.at such places as the j atomic energy plant at Oak Ridge, Tenn.. the Jones firm learned what it is to work un-' der government pressure on a high-priority job. THE CONTRACT will not be awarded for a day or so while the government checks to see that everything is in order and the apparent low bidder is riot overloaded with other jobs. It took Col. C. H. contracting officer in charge j of all Titan II bases, only 15 minutes to read the 10 bids. The Tucson firm of M. M. previously has successfully bid on other mis- sile came in sixth with a bid of Sundt's team included the. Utah Construction Co. and, the Manhattan Construction Co. Not far behind the low bid- der was the combination of Fuller-Webb and Hardeman which submitted a figure of j From the low. the soread ranged S15 million up to the i high bid of by Atkinson-Arundel-Dixon-Hun- kin and Conkey. Joining its neighbor" Jones in the apparent low bid are the Teer Construction Co. of Durham, N. C., and the firm of D. W. Winkelman of Syra- cuse, N. Y. FRANK HODGES, of Char-, lotte, vice president of J. A. Jones, probably will be proj- j ect manager here, assuming i this team gets the contract. Hodges took the good news calmly. Somewhat more expressive: of his elation, Nello Teer said, "We are very pleased i that we were successful and' we are ready to start right- away." Col. Clayton Rust, engineer in charge of the project here for the Corps of Engineers, also voiced gratification over the low bid. "Any time we get a price under the government esti- mate we're hap- Rust said. IMMEDIATELY AFTER the bid opening, Dunn met. with Hodges and Teer to talk i over the work which is under i thp highest government pri- ority. The next step will he for the government to review the apparent low bid and then if everything is in order, give the companies a final con- tract to sign. Within the following four days, the contractors will be expected to start hiring their manpower (estimated ai and move on to the sites. There they will dig 120- foot holes which will act as gun barrels for the Tiian mis- 1 siles and build fortresses of concrete and steel. The sites of the IS Titan sites circle Tucson near the major highways. Jones-Teer Winkelman brought a team of eight spe- cialists into Tucson for the crucial work of drawing up bui. Warmup Due; Low Mark Set Nippy weather Makes us hop To get things done And Christmas shop. Elmer Photo NOW LET'S CHECK THE FIGURES AGAIN It should start warming up slightly tomorrow, the weath- erman predicts. Tucson had another cold morning today as tempera- tures dropped to 31 degrees. This was two degrees higher than the record set for the date in 1948. However, an unofficial reading at the Ft. Lowell Ruins had it down to 16 de- grees for the second consecu- tive day. Another unofficial reading at the University of Arizona weather station had the low for this morning at 32. A check with several nur- serymen showed that last night's cold caused little or no damages to plants. One nurseryman stated that of the Titan Missile base in Tucson. Dunn is officer lfhere may have been a light frost, but not enough to do in charge of Titan construction. Teer and Hodges are ;much damage." i Most of the snow which i fell on ML Lemmon over the i weekend has disappeared and i only a few patches are left. i The Palisades Ranger Station j reported that some parts of j the Mt. Lemmon road were i still icy this morning. i The weather forecast is for variable high cloudiness with slightly warmer temperatures tomorrow. The high tomor- row is expected to be 70 de- 19o4 and now is m his sec- retirement pay would be ma: folfowing a predicted ond, four-year term. higher bracket low of 35 for tonight. Rep. Stewart L. Udall will i Une new administration does Since Meyer s replacement A recheck L, s_ leave for Washington late to- not have to replace anv of benate Weather Bureau at Municipal to confcr with Presi" i appointive offices." but Meyer s remains m the Aj showed the ]QW ro 'wm sooner or later hands of Sens Carl Hayden terd morning was 27 de- Home Lumber Co., 6206 appointment as sec- Reports were circulated yes- an.d Barry Goldwater a record for the date- gales Hwy. retary of the interior. terday that Pima County Sher- u U- S- A 1S ac the previous record of 29 de- Nello Teer (left) and Frank Hodges (extreme right) look over the shoulder of Col. C. H. Dunn today as he checks the bid of the Jones-Teer Winkelman con- struction combine for the building of the first phase members of the three-company alliance which was apparent low bidder. 'I Done it Udall Off For Washington; Brags Burglar Hint Marshal Post For Burr "i aone it again.' A weekend burglar left that message in red paint on a counter 10 greet manager Jack Quick vcsterday at the By JIM COOPER Citizen Political Writer u "And he sure Quick' AJSO to be discussed will -iff Waldon V. Burr is being! of Phoemx- IS 7noxv'n grees was set in 1948. the firm m four nights money was taken and stock be" the doling out of patron- 1 considered to replace Meyer. Jjat he expects to be relieved i Tne high yesterday was 61 this today, "1 was1 told a reporter. In the second break in at ape in Arizona. Asked about Rocause Udall was one of Burr told the C e Udall Aas one of ,CI, appointment in. At 2 p.m. today, the temper- bv the Democratic! County where two! ature was 69 with the hu- Party" Lwart UdalL fals wil1 become vacant 13 per cent. furnishings damaged by paint i paired extensively for Ken-j if 1 would consider the posi-: Report' ?7____ thrown about wildly. nedy, rumors have persisted j lion. 1 gave them no definite Quick told police S300 cash j thal 'udan be offered i answer." and S100 in checks were i the cabinet post. Udail, to' Based on this, Udall prob- taken from the safe, hacked I data has rcfused to comment ably has contacted possible! open with an ax from dis- on the possibility other than j replacements for the other of- play stock. Io sav tnat the rumors were fices in his congressional dis- Other messages painted on jnterestin" trict. "Yon I'ave He did announce last weck' They are the assislant Sonev around" andM however, that he had been U.S. attorneys here, Mary: money around w Washinglon by Anne Reimann and Michael cant Keep me um. Kennedy to discuss matters I Lacagnma and possibly the the pertaining to the western head of customs at the port mastermind of the daring kidnaping of Anthony entry Saturday night was states and to Arizona. entry m Nogales. Alessio, was captured today without a struggle and the through 'the same "window He told the Citizen yester- of Meyer re-' FBI announceci several hours later the earlier capture of torn open in the first burg-; day that he would leave to- j Senate confirmation, larv, discovered Thanksgiving i day and spend two or three other replacements mus a fifth suspect. davs in Washington receive departmental approval Marrone, 31, a In' the first break was ft' is known, too, that Udall j Plus F_BI checkouts. Two More Kidnap Suspects Bagged LOS Marrone, suspected taken from a soft drink ma- 'will discuss some or all of! Whether Meyer will be re- chine. The frustrated intrud-; other governmental appoint- er. who found the cash regis-; rnents that could be made in placed before he finishes his second, four-year term is not ter empty, proceeded to cause: Arizona, particularly those in j known nor is there any clue several hundred dollars dam- Udall's 2nd Congressional other than the Udall overture age by pouring paint on stock District and furnishings. The available posts are the U.S. attorney and his three assistants in Phoenix, the two assistant U.S. attorneys in Tucson, and the U. S. mar- shal for Arizona. other than the Udall overture to Burr. The Republican Par- ty, in 1953, permitted Demo- crat Ben McKinney to re- main in the marshal's post murderer with a long police: of the wealthy San Diego record, had of the ran-' sportsman had been recov- som money in his possession j ered Friday when aSents ar" wh6n he was while' i j- sitting in his auw, agents' "'The fifth suspect, Robert, "Tan' i until he reached the manda- RT kid tory retirement age of 70. bus sta ion the AGENTS SAID they were searching for more of the ran- Meyer, who has five years! Marshal (with deputies in i of service, would be eligible! any of the ransom money in; specify wnere. Phoenix) is A. M. (Jake) I for retirement pay now. but! his possession. t Marrone, considered ex- Meyer, of Tucson, who has j should he be allowed to re- About of the ran- dangerous, was un- held his post since Apr. 12, j main until Apr. 12. 1962. his som paid for the safe whe" draSSecl .....______ him from bis 1953 car on a southwest Los Angeles area street at 1 a.m. "I knew the FBI was smart but I have never seen so many in one he said. Marrone was free on an ap- peal bond from his 1959 sec- ond degree murder conviction in Alaska. He has an arrest record dating hack to 1946. Only yesterday San Diego jury m Police Chief A. E. Jansen re- Afro- Asian Colonial Plan Victory Seen UNITED NATIONS, N. Y. diplomats today predicted victory for their call for a "speedy" end to colonialism over a more radical Russian declaration demanding immediate inde- pendence for all lands not self-governing. 0 The Afro-Asians were con- fident their "draft resolution would win General Assembly jiUnitedStatesinl9.il He has v, ronce cmel A. t. Jansen re- approval even though about Spble, a naturalized physician New Clty indicted Alessio, 41, and his half of their 46-nation group U. S. citizen, at al t-ne Rockland hospital since on charges of violating', wife and two young daugh- refused to sponsor it. y., on charges of conspir-: 1954. the espionage statute. Ifcon-.ters had gone in hiding be- The holdouts included the ing to commit'espionage as a j Hoover said Soble was "a victed, he faces a maximum'cause of fear of underworld Philippines, Japan, Malaya, ,-n'Pmber of a Soviet spy ring, i member of a Soviet espionage penalty of death or imprison- revenge for tipping authori- Thailand, Laos and several of; FBI Director J. Edgar ring which sought to obtain ment. for life.' ties about his kidnaping, the new African countries. Hoover said the arrest was information connected with His brother, Jack, toge.ther Jansen said he was ron- Thcy felt the resolution was one in a series involving, ef- the national defense of the with Jack's wife. Mvra Soble. cerned about all seven Alessio aimed too much at the West- forts by Soviet agents to ob- United States. and Jacob Albam, were ar- brothers and their families, ern powers and not enough tain U. S. defense secrets. He said the physician's goal rested in New York in Jan- particularly long as at the Communists. Soble was identified as to get information' on All pleaded guil- "Frank Marrone is at large. There appeared little chance brother of convicted Russians "personnel and activities of ty ir> espionage charges. Marrone is a mean, vicious, for the Soviet demand for the spy Jack Sohle. Office of Strategic Serv- Hoover said today's arrest desperate criminal capable of "forthwith complete inde- serving a seven-year prison :'1ces and other intelligence op- also resulted from "the FBI's taking revenge." pendence and freedom" of all term. erations of the United States scrutiny of the clandestine ac- He said the. kidnapers had colonial countries, trusts and He was taken into custody and its armed forces. Vassili Zuhiiir.. who threatened death if airihori- other non-sclf-governins ter- as he left the Rockland State "Information obtained was reportedly a general ties were told of the kidnap- (ritories. at Orangeburg to go to be furnished to the Soviet Lr. ihe N.K.VD." jing. Doctor Jailed As Russ Spy; Brother Convicted Earlier to lunch. Soble, 60. a native Hoover stated, agents today arrested Dr. Lithuania, entered. _i he federal grand   

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