Independent Press Telegram, March 17, 1963

Independent Press Telegram

March 17, 1963

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Independent Press-Telegram (Newspaper) - March 17, 1963, Long Beach, California Press Wircpholo Msp PATHS OF RED PLANES Map indicates the paths of two Russian rccon- naisance aircraft which flew over Alaska Tluirs- day. The flights were disclosed Saturday by the U.S. State Department, which protested lo Russia. GOV, EGAN WARNS PENTAGON RUSS FLIGHTS AROUSE ALASKA DEFENSE PLEA ICcmhlnid wife Stfvlcti) JUNEAU, William A, Egan of Alaska warned Saturday night that the flight of Russian recon- naissance planes over his state's territory emphasizes the need for strongec defenses on Alaska's coastlines. "We have been screaming for protection along the Northwest coast, but we don't seem to get any place with the Egan said. "With the distances in- volved we must put fighter bases all along the coast where we are so close to Russian he added. The governor said that to the best of his knowledge this was the first time Soviet aircraft had flown over Alaskan territory. But he added, "it points up more than ever the need for the Defense Department to revise its plans, particu- larly in northwest Alaska, for reconnaissance and defense purposes." In Moscow, U.S. Ambassador Foy D. Kohler made a formal protest of the flights to the Soviet Foreign Office on' instruction from Washington. The U.S. note de- manded that Russia "take all necessary measures to prevent any repetition" of violations of U.S. territory. The flights of the two Soviet information-gathering planes occurred between 9 and 10 o'clock Thursday night, Alaskan time. It was already early morning Friday in Washington and between 7 and 8 o'clock in the morning Greenwich Mean Time, which was the March 15 time used in Hie protest note. Southland's OWN SUNDAY Newspaper Independent The two Soviet planes, the Defense Department told newsmen, were flying in trail, meaning one behind the other, as they approached Alaskan territory. Their flights in and out were not, however, exactly the same. The aircraft flew across the Bering Sea from the southwest entering Alaskan territory over Kuskokwim Bay and departed in the vicinity of Hooper Bay. One of the planes on a westerly course flew over Nunibak Island. Tile other on a more northwesterly bearing flew over Nelson Island. The Pentagon said there was no doubt that the two were reconnaissance aircraft and Ihey were so referred to in the note delivered in Moscow. (Continued Page A-3, Col. 1) The Rain heavy at times in early morning with showers con- tinuing throughout the day. Page A-2. Phone HE 5-1161 Classified No. HE 2-5959 PRICE 20 CENTS LONG BEACH 12, CALIFORNIA, SUNDAY, MARCH 17, 1963 VOL. 30 158 PAGES SAILING COUPLE MISSING Southland Storm Drops Rain, Snow A fast-moving storm swept through the Long Beach area Saturday after- noon and evening, bring- ing .98 of an inch of rain downtown. A possible victim of the storm was a sailboat, with a Torrance man and his wife aboard, missing in rough seas between Ense- uada and San Diego. A Coast Guard plane un- successfully searched through the day for the 20-foot sloop, Ghalaloch, with Hein and Sigred Zen- ker of 1135 Ii. 220th St., aboard. Locally heavy rain in some areas of Los Angeles caused the postponement of a triple-header champion- ship fight Saturday night in Dodger Stadium, but brought new snow for win- ter sports fans in mountain resorts. Weather Bureau meteor- ologists said the frontal system came in from a northwesterly direction and moved across the Southern California basin toward the southeast at "a fast clip." Police reported an in- crease in "fender-bender" auto accidents caused by slippery streets and de- creased visibility. The weatherman said the storm was expected to un- load from an inch to inches of rain and a foot of mountain snow. Snow was expected as low as feet and to cap some foot- hills. Motorists were advised to use chains on mountain roads. Heavy snowfall was re- ported at Mt. Baldy and the outlook was believed good for skiing. Snow fell in La Canada, Lancaster, Palmdale and at Lake Hughes, with up to 12 inches predicted for mountain areas. Snow also was reported along the Ridge Route. The California Highway Patrol said Angles Crest Highway might have to be closed above the foot level. T h' e weatherman said temperatures would dip to the mid-20s in the moun- tains and to about 35 in the San Fernando and San Bernardino valleys. A low of 46 was predicted for Los Angeles. Small-craft warnings were issued along the entire Southern California coast for winds ranging from 15 to 30 knots. Search for the Ghalaloch was scheduled to. be re- newed this morning. The Zenkers left Ense- nada Wednesday with the vessel which had been dam- aged March 3 in a ground- ing at Cape Colnett, about 100 miles south of Ense- nada. Zenker was reported to have suffered a broken col- larbone for which he re- ceived treatment in En- sen ad a. Lion Acts Like Lion, Bites Girl ESCONDIDO attractive brunette clerk was bitten on the leg by a lion and suffered severe lacerations Saturday when she volunteered to step into the animal's cage for a television sequence, police said. The lion released its jaws from the left leg of Kay Gentry, 26, Spring Valley, when one of the 200 spec- tators standing around the cage hurled a bottle of am- monia into its face. Miss Gentry, an employe of the CMC Discount Store that sponsored the lion ex- hibit in its parking lot, was reported in good condition at Palomar Hospital after undergoing surgery to stitch the wound. Trainer-owner M. L. Sol- omon, 43, of 711 Washing- ton St., Compton, who was standing alongside Miss Gentry at the time of the attack, tried to make the lion let go of the woman's leg. "I GRABBED HIM by the jaws and tried to pry his mouth open, but he was too strong. Then I yelled to a bystander to use a bot- tle of ammonia I keep out- side the cage in case of emergencies." Julian Garcia, 18, Escon- dido, also an employe of the discount store, seized the bottle and tossed the ammonia into the lion's face. The 550-pound, three- year-old lion, named Caesar, which was chained inside the 12-by-8 cage, made no effort to attack the woman a second time, police said. David Eden, manager of the discount store, who was among the spectators, said he had hired Solomon to-stage the lion act out- side the store. HOWLING BLIZZARD Wind, Snow, Fires Buffet Midwest By The Auoclaltd press A March blizzard howling in ahead of a cold wave halted traffic and stranded motorists in the northern plains Saturday. Winds with gusts up to 100 miles an hour caused heavy property damage and sent grass and prairie fires out of control in Colorado and Kansas. I Twisters struck in Iowa, Missouri and Illinois, new rains fell in the flood- stricken areas of the Ohio River valley and record subzero cold slung New England as one of the worst winters of the cen- tury erupted in full fury only five days before spring. The late winter blizzard dumped 12 to 18 inches of snow on the Black Hills and Rapid City area of South Dakota. Winds up to 60 miles an hour made travel impossible in some areas. City streets were blocked at Rapid City early in the day and downtown activity came to a virtual standstill. Motorists were told not to venture out onto the high- ways from Wyoming bor- der to the town of Wall, S.D., 75 miles east of Rapid City. An' estimated 20 motor- ists were stranded al Wasta, S.D., 40 miles east of Rapid City. Strong winds or small tornadoes hit Cape Girar- deau, Mo., and Equality, III, felling utility lines and trees and damaging several buildings. Heavy rain also drenched Cape Girardeau. ST. PATRICK'S DAY will command the This clay commemorates the death. Of good St. Patrick and the breath. Of Ireland is on the breeze. Across the world in lands and seas. Where tribute to 'The Green" is made----And McNamara's bands pa- rade. Twas Pope Celesline who onca sent, This Scots monk who to Erin went.... To con- vert pagan folk to God. And drive the snakes from Erin's sod. JULIEN C. HYER BLAME IT ON BLACK IRISH ELF Strange things are hap- pening in Long Beach to- day and local sources who follow that sort of thing say the is to blame. The Cloorachaun is a black sheep of the Lepre- chaun family, a sly and malicious wee elf in black cloak and turned down toes. Legend has it that when- ever it rains on St. Pat- rick's Day, the black elf comes out and plies his mischief. Like causing power failures in parts of (he area last night and not letting the moon rise today and allowing only one high tide and making the sun rise and set at Did You 'Win1 a Lot? No Thousands of Long Beach- area residents who have been informed that they a quarter acre of New Mexico land at the re- cent Home-0-Rama show here were warned Saturday that they really didn't. Persons who send to the Great Southwest De- velopment Co. as "closing costs" are actually paying that amount for the land. Sf Z THIS WAS the gist of an announcement made Satur- day by Jack Horner, man- ager of the Builders Ex- change of Long Beach, spon- sors of the Home-0-Rama in Municipal Auditorium. Edward W. Cummings, president of the Better Business Bureau of Long Beach, cited a bureau re- lease issued six months or more ago warning residents of being led to believe they had "won" a lot when ac- tually they were just buy- ing a lot from the Great Southwest Development Co. Officials of the California Real Estate Commission say they issued a cease and desist order against the company last year to pre vent it from doing business in California because the commission never had re- ceived a public report on the subdivision land in- volved. THE COMPANY'S name did not appear in the Home- 0-Rama contract for dis- play space or in the exhibit which offered visitors a chance for free land. Each "winner" received a certificate that the com- pany would send him a deed on receipt of Innumerable "winners" have been reported. UP HE GOES Sequence of pictures shows test of new pilot ejection seat at Long Beach Munici- pal Airport. Dummy was shot aloft. Ejection Seat Boost By LEE CRAIG A new rocket ejection seat, which could propel a pilot 10 safely even from a plane a standstill on a runway, has been tested successfully by Douglas engineers at Long Beach Municipal Airport. An improved model of the ejection seat used in the A4 Skyhawk attack bomber, the system auto- matically ejects the pilot from the cockpit, hurls him several hundred feet in the air, then opens his para- chute and returns him to earth. THE SEAT was demonstrated Thursday with an instrumented, 200-pound dummy in place of the pilot. The performance was achieved with an im- proved rocket of nearly twice the power of the A4 Skyhawk seat. The zero-speed, zero-altitude capability makes the system particularly valuable in aircraft now being developed to take off and land vertically. First operational use will be in forthcoming flight tests of the Lockheed XV4A Hummingbird, a VTOL re- search aircraft. The seat system, including rocket, parachute, survival gear and other essentials, weighs less than 150 pounds. From blastout to safe landing, events are entirely automatic after the pilot pulls the emergency con- trol. This action jettisons the canopy, releases the seat, fires an ejection charge and ignites the rocket. BURNING TIME for the rocket is less than one- half second, enough to put the pilot and seat into a ballistic trajectory with a high point of from 200 to 400 feet, depending on weight of the pilot and other factors. The seat is released from the pilot and forced away from him on the approach to maximum height by a delayed-timing device, actuated by the separa- tion of the seat from the cockpit. SPt Clerks Settle Automation Rift; Terms Are Unique SAN FRANCISCO Pacific and the Brotherhood of Railway Clerks agreed Saturday night on a settlement of their automation dispute that is "unique in railroad history." The agreement ended what has been for two months the constant threat of a strike by the member brotherhood. A walkout would have tied up SP traffic in seven states. Federal Mediator Francis A. O'Neill, in announcing the unexpected settlement, said it was the first time any railroad contract "has provided for a system of natural attrition." For five years SP aiid the union have been haggling over what should be done by men displaced by auto- mated equipment. The cur- rent round of contract negotiations came to a head Feb. 6, with the union's determination to strike. Hut at that point O'Neill stepped into the picture and managed to keep the talks stumbling along, de- spite working under the handicap of a day-to-day strike threat. V T< "THIS LENGTHY dis- pute is fully and finally the untiring mediator said. "The main problem in automation is solved." O'Neill said that the negotiators signed a con- tract on 175 of the issues, and that a second docu- ment, 10 be sent to Presi- dent Kennedy, spells out- five issues to be arbitrated. Arbitration proceedings should begin next week and with luck be completed in a matter of 10 days, said O'Neill. :jt si: THE AGREEMENT, as outlined by O'Neill, amounts to thist If an employe dies, re- signs or is promoted, the company is given an "attri- tion credit." It then has the option of either doing away with the job, filling the position with a man whose job it considers obsolete, or putting another employe in any other job it wishes filled.. But when the company changes a man it cannot lower his salary, even though the job he is be- ing moved to might call for a lower wage, said O'Neill. O'Neil added that if the company finds it necessary to terminate an employe because of automation that employe will receive 70 per cent of his base pay for the first year. Thin Cuts in Budget Reported SACRAMENTO Exactly has been pared from Gov. Brown's 19G3-G4 budg- et by Assembly Ways and Means subco m in i 11 e e s, Chairman Robert W. Crown, D-Alameda, said Saturday. He said the six subcom- mittees holding hearings on the record budget are on schedule and have recom- mended what he called "sig- nificant reductions" in the budget. HE DIDN'T specify Ihe reductions. He said "the relatively small percentage reduction reflected by these cuts indicates that a 'tight' budget was submitted by the governor." It will be another month before all items in the bud- get more than pages long have been heard. The full Ways and Means- Committee then will meet to consider the recommendations of the subcommittees, which nor- mally are accepted by the full group. It will be late in the-24- week session now enter- ing its 11th week before the budget reaches the floor for voting. IN ANOTHER develop- ment, Assemblyman Phil- lip Burton, D-San Francis- co, demanded more infor- mation about a bill to give a tax break to about Californians who own Du- Pont stock. The bill by Assembly- man Gordon Cologne, R- Indio, would allow the Du- Pont shareholders to pay capital-gains tax, rather than the higher income tax, on shares of General Mo- tors stock which DuPont is distributing to its share- holders as a result of a U.S. Supreme Court anti- trust order. WHERE TO FIND IT REP. CLYDE DOYLE'S body is met by military escort on arrival in Long Beach. Funeral rites will be Tuesday, j and in meantime the body will lie in state. Story A-2. HARBOR DEFENSE UNIT No. 1, moved here last April from San Francisco tells of a "new concept of instant i defense anywhere in the Pacific." Story A-3. Amusements C-6 Music and Arts W 8-9 Beach Combing...... B-l Omarr.............. c-7 Bridge W-5 Classified ........DM8 Death Notices....... B-4 Editorials B-2 Financial........... C-7 Radio-TV .......TV 1-20 Real Estate....... R 1-12 Ship Arrivals........ C-7 School Menus.......W-4 Sports c 1-5 Women's News VV 1-10 ;