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   Long Beach Press-Telegram (Newspaper) - November 20, 1951, Long Beach, California                             FOUND 13JEXA.CH LONG BEACH 12, CALIF., TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, VOL. LXII-NO .294 PR ICE 5 CENTS 1951 ELEPHONE 6-9066 H O M E EDITION (Five Editions Daily) U.S. Plane Attacked, Lost Near Iron Curtain FREEDOM .Ciechs, .Dispatcher Karel Truksa (left) and Engineer Jaroslav Konvalinka (second from who commandered a stolen train with TO8 passengers across the Czech border to West Germany, arrived in New York with their families by plane yesterday from Europe. They will live in (rvfngfon, N. J. Left to right Mrs. Truksa, with 9-month-old son, Pavel; Mrs. Konvalinka, Jiri Konvalinka, 5, and Jaroslova Konvalinka, 9 Story on Page ated Press Wirephoto.) Blood Plasma Laboratory Strike Staved .WASHINGTON, Nov.' 20. (AP) Mediators early today reached an agreement which they hope will halt a strike threatening to pinch off the flow of lifegiving blood plasma to the armed forces. Terms of the agreement still must be approved by members of... the ClO-United Chemical -Workers   com-j ajd None o'f tracc of Red MIG jets up to noon, plaint said, and has Destroyed the was hurt. _4he Fifth Air Force reported. the The Holidays Planned for Air Force WASHINGTON, Nov. 20. The Air Force will suspend most training activities between Dec. 22 and Jan. 2 and will give Christmas leaves to. as many men as possible. The Air Force said that leave will be granted as liberally as training schedules and local con- ditions permit. Typhoon Threatens Visaydn Islands MANILA, Nov. 20.   Strong winds and heavy rains, ahead of a typhoon whirling at 80 miles an hour, today whipped the Vi- sayan Islands in the east-central Philippines. mishap occurred about a. m. near McKinley Ave., not far from where another bus caught fire and burned Nov. 7 when it collided with a pickup truck. Underworld Puts Sign on Ex-Boss NEW YORK, Nov. 20. UP) An underworld court has placed Al- bert Anastasia, reputed "Lord High Executioner" of Murder, Inc., "on the the New York City anti-crime committee report- ed today. A committee spokesman said the "court" ordered Anastasia to get out of town or be rubbed out by gangland's guns. Anastasia, a Brooklyn water- front boss, was accused of 'work- ing a "double highest Willie Mo The Fifth Air Force said B-26 bombers and Marine fighters bombed or strafed about 1500 trucks and two supply trains. Ex- plosions from trucks and' trains lit up the night. WHERE TO FIND IT A-9.' A-9. Classified B-8 to 11. --B-8. Editoriol-r-Poge''A-8. _ Financial B-6, 7. Radio and Television-r-Pdge A-12. bbituaries-r-Page B-7. Shipping B-7. A-10, .11. B-5. Tides, B-7. Women's B-2, 3. Jury Indicts Sailor in S. F. Bus Tragedy OAKLAND, Nov. 20. WP> Testimony of heavy drinking, wild driving and wife-choking ended in the indictment of a sailor whose car touched off the Oct. 28 Greyhound bus crash on the San Francisco Bay Bridge. The tragedy cost eight lives and in- jured 21 other persons. and drunk-driving indictments were returned late yesterday by an' Alameda County 'Grand Jury against Boatswain's Mate Orville C. Russell Jr. Russell's car hii an abutment dividing traffic near the Oak- land end of the bridge and tossed a concrete chunk in the path of the bus, causing it to plunge 40 feet off a ramp. Grand jury witnesses said Russell, formerly of Independence, Kan., consumed quantities of wine and. whisky the night'.before the accide'nt. They said he terrorized'two women and a man- in his car by driving wildly about the streets of Oakland and San Francisco. Once, a witness said, Russell threatened to drive the car into a bridge railing "and kill all of you and The next morning he drove alone-toward the bridge to.carry out-his daily duty of waking.up the cooks ;on Treasure Island, A Navy base in the bay. He seriously injured when his car. was overturned by the abutment The: bus, inbound from Salt Lake went out .of, control afte- blowing a tire on the concrete chunk; It crashed through a steel retaining fence and fell 40 feet to a railroad right of way, pancaking upside down on its 29 occupants. Seven, including the bus driver, were killed outright All other 22 were injured and one later died. retti. from Key West. At 10 o'clock tonight, Mr. Tru man is to address a banque meeting of the National Woman' Democratic Club. He plans t leave to return to Key West at a. m. tomorrow. Before the takoff from th Florida airport, Mr. Truman tol newsmen that he has George F President Truman's speech may be heard from to 11 o'clock tonight over KECA. Kennan under consideration fo the post of ambassador to Rus- sia. He said he had discussed it with .Secretary of State Acheson and that Kennan would make a good ambassador. Kennan, a State Department expert on Russia, had a major hand in the development of the administration's policy of "con- tainment" of communism by building strength around it. On Mr. Truman's arrival, re lane Shot at :rom Hungary and Romania 4 Airmen Aboard Transport Hunted in Yugoslavia B E L G RADE, Yugoslavia, NTov. 20. (AP) The U. S. Em- assy here reported tonight an American military cargo plane with four men aboard was fired on by Romanian and Hungarian border guards and then became lost. It has been missing more han 24 hours and is being sought in western Yugoslavia and the Adriatic Sea. The plane lost its way en route from Germany to Belgrade, and flew near the Hungarian and Ro- manian borders. The pilot appar- ently turned back after Romanian wrder guards opened fire, the embassy said, and headed west- ward. The pilot last reported his position in the vicinity of Zagreb yesterday afternoon. "It is still not definitely pos- ible to determine the location of the plane when it was last heard the embassy statement said. The U. S. Air Force has mobilized 15 planes at Treviso, Italy. These planes will fly into Yugoslavia at daylight tomorrow and search for the missing ilane." A U. S. Air Force spokesman in Rome said today's hunt for the plane centered in the northern Adriatic coastal region of Italy, and along the Yugoslav-Italian Dorder. The plane is a military cargo raft which carried a crew of four. The G-47 transport, en route from Bavaria, Germany, to (Continued on Page A-5, Col. 5.) Vote on Austerity Supports Pleven Moretti was slain Oct. 4 in a Cliffside Park, N. J., restaurant by gunfire. The spokesman said he knew the nature of the "double cross" but could not reveal it at pres- ent Anastasia is taking the first of the two choices offered him and is making arrangements to go to Hot Springs, Ark., the spokesman told newsmen. Anastasia reportedly is turning over his property here to other members of his family. Atom BpmlTCarrier Crashes, Killing Three PARIS, Nov. 20. UPt Premier Rene Pleven won a vote of con- fidence tonight from the French National Assembly. The Assembly endorsed Plev- en's program of limited austerity which, he says, is needed to pay for a full partnership in defense of the west. The vote was 247 to 229 >for Pleven's middle-of-the-road coali- tion. Against Pleven were the Communists, the supporters of Gen. Charles de Gaulle and a scat- tering of mavericks. 1VJ.1 X A (-till CUt a v. tt-j. WJ. -v. porters had a chance for a brief: The vote enables the Pleven cabinet to stay in power. It also chat with him. The main thing they got from him was another denial that he has offered to support Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower for the Democratic nomination for Presi- dent. Mr. Truman said specifically !Continued on Page A-5, Col. 4.) EDWARDS AIR BASE, Calif., Nov. 20. America's newest and FORCE One of fastest in atom bomb carriers crashed taking off from this Southern California desert base yesterday, Wiling the crew of three. _ The six-engine B-47 stratojet exploded after the crash. Dead are Capt. Joseph E. Wolfe Jr., 33, experimental pilot. Chattanooga, Maj. Robert A. Mortland, 30, copilot, Clarion, Pa., and M-Sgt Christy N. Spiro, 32, Worcester, Mass. Occasional showers tonight ;and tomorrow. Southwest winds, 10-210 miles per hour, with stronger gusts-occasionally. endorses the plan, outlined by Ff nance Minister Rene Mayer on Friday, for a heavy cut in im- ports that must be purchased with hard-to-get dollars. Mayer had also called for a 200 bill'on franc (nearly million) tax in- crease, including a new levy on excess profits. _____ :OST ESTIMATED AT Demos Ought Pay for Truman Trip, Solon Says WASHINGTON, Nov. 20. UP> Rep. Busbey (R.-IU.) said today President Truman's flying- trip" here from Key West is a po- litical junket" and ought to be paid for by the Democratic Na- tional Committee instead of the Air Force. ,He estimated the Truman is 'making the trip to address the Women's National Democratic Club tonight, Busbey said m a be said, by the wildest stretch of anybody's imag- ination, that Mr. Truman's trip has any connection with off icial business. The purpose of the trip is politics and .nothing but politics. Why Mr. Truman should have the free use ot a plane hour to operate the Presi- dent's plane, the Dependence and calculated the round trip would take eight hours. He said he hopes the Secretary of De- fense sends the bill to the Democratic committee, adding that the committee reported it had 5213.894 on hand last, Sept M- He suggested the President's plane "might better be used to fly some wounded veterans home from Army hospitals lor the Thanksgiving holiday."   

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