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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 2000-mile race to Knoxville, Tenn.' The takeoff had been sched- 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, hon- orary starter of this year's race, flagged oft the first plane, a gray and red Piper PA20 sponsored by the chamber of commerce at Jef- ferson City, Tenn. The pilot is Evelyn S. Bryan, Jefferson City, with Eddie Lee Griffin, Knox- ville, as co-pilot. The official starter. Jack Lon- don Jr a lieutenant colonel .in the Air Force Reserve, then took over and in rapid order the, remaining 50 planes became air- borne. ARIZONA STOPOVER Because of the. delay it is doubtful that any of the con- testants will get farther than Amarillo, Texas, by sundown to- day. Most of the smaller cralt probably will stay overnight in Prcscott and -Winslow, 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 intornatlonal association ot women pilots. Winners ot four previous races are again competing. They arc Mrs. Frances Bera of Inglewood, 1953 winner and pre-race favor- ite to repeat this year; Miss Shirley Blocki, formerly of Long CHARTING of Van Nuys, 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 co-pilots. Youngest contestant js 20-year- old Sarah Gorelick of Kansas City, Kan., who 'also Is flying solo. Miss Gorelick .started rac- ing two years ago when she was 18 and'competed again last year. (Continued on Page A-3, Col, 1.) Butler Seat Filled; GOP Picks Hruska LINCOLN, Neb. Ro man L. Hruska (R-Neb) was se loctcd by -the 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 GQV. ernor Robert B. Crosby an- nounced he would name Sam J. Reynolds, 63, Omaha business- man, to serve until the Novem- ber elections. Reynolds was not a candidate-for the central com- mittee selection. In a similar central committee mooting Nebraska Democratic Central Committee chose James F Green, Omaha, to be its nomi- nee for the unexpired Butler term. Hruska and Green will be un- opposed candidates.: This sudden shift will create a vacancy in Omaha's Second Con- gressional District, which Hruska LONG CALIF., JULY .CLASSIFIED 6-9071, "1CE H-O'M E 'EDITION (Eight Editions .Daily) PILOT DIES IN FIERY UENA PARK CRASH Plane Strikes ROYAL WEDDING COURSE "Redondo .Beach Flfer Killed as Vacation BUEN'XPARK 28- year-qld Redondo.. B e a c h pilot" who started' a week vacation today was) killed instantly at a: m. when light plane struck a telephone wire and-crashed near a-tomato packing plant body was cre- '.mated in the'flaming wrec'k- 'age. The plane struck .wire-along the Southern Pacificj Railroad tracks 50 fee.t' south of .Ave. and .pancaked into, an open field adjacent 'to- the tracks.' Flames' ignited'.- dry Bride "Throws' Shoe; Garbage Man Is Guest :6XFORD; England The- Princess Marie-Cabrielle vo'n "Urach-Wurteemberg ;wed ;the, Desmond Walter Guinness-.today -while standing- with; one shoe .on' and, one -shoe. ;lost COL. ROBERT H. ORR "Grounded" by Resort Police AF Hero Admits Las Vegas Thefts st, LAS .VEGAS, Nev. handsome. Air Force The -daughter 'of coionerfr.om the Pentagon' was held today on suspicion IP Count of Wurttemberg, i rnhrrv; "for a'thrill. the Count of Prince.' Albrecht von Uracn, lost'the shoe'as she walked up the' aisle at the cathedral at Christ Church College for Ox- ford's biggest social wedding of the year.' More than 400 walk on. ft to'her at the: end of the service. Guinness. 22; is the son of Lord Moyne, vice chairman the Guinness brewery concern. Among-'the-guests -was.-., a Dublin garbage collector, Pat- rick O'Reilly, 60, who sent a Mrs. Barbara .-..._, Flames fright) of Lone Beach, and Tier Ann Bren- firemcn.-.kept ;from lngntj, 01 ixwife i' toda -de- -'-f'.' HOLIDAY TRAFFIC TOLL BEGINS BLOODY CLIMB Vital Post By Associated rresj Motorists took to- the highways for the three-day July 4 holi- by French PARIS French-News spreading: TBe; jiane.: de- -f.s. ".h' Arnold 2719. Vender Redbn'do Beach., He had'. been.. airborne from Fullerfon .Municipal Air- port only, five minutes'-before .the crash: W.-alle.n-f elt, an flier, had taken ;his; plane YVJT 6, rea'dmg '-of 'the 'forthcoming marriage- and. received 'an in- vitation in .return.'. He .-knew neither family. O'Reilly hired- -a. morning suit-and: top.bat for the occa- sion. white car-. 'nation .-in -his button-hole, .tie. sent the brides-piece he., walked across-the .quadrangle'to'the: cathedral he; .joined-by the bridegroom s Lord' Moyne, .who ,ac-. him.-inside. hotel rooms "for a'thrill. Police said the colonel, Robert H.''0rr, admitted "doing it for a questioned on part of the accusations. He de- nied other charges; Orr was arrested Friday short- ly after guests at a hotel told police they surprised him in their room. Air torce officials identified Orr. as the adrainstrative as- sistant to MaJ. Gen. ..Robert Burns, assistant vlcc-chlet 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 colonel'at-the Irate Hu Lds International Air- port .to the .Fulierton' field.Friday 1 to escape early morning fog. heavy shrouded CIUC'JILS 'iiau -w-vi.- j. jrAn.J.0 "A irigs'and 6 deaths in miscellaneous mishaps, for a-total. acci- said, Tcatmnal Council has estimated that'430 per- will be Wiled In traffic accidents during the holi- day. The council also estimated that. 40 million cars will be'on Agency sam in I Hanoi tonight-that French Union forces had evacuated'.Phu'.'Ly, a highly strategic communications center about 35- 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. -ivti' the Fulierton -field, -bu.t-the pilot "attempted- the flight anyway. Coroner' Wally -Fox :said v Fair in Row KANSAS Four Burned in Harbor Boat Blast A terrific explosion 'aboard a yacht in San Pedro Outer'Har- bor today hurled two boys Into, the air and. dropped them on blazing.timbers'in the bottom of. the boat. The youths and two others persons escaped by leap- ing overboard through, .the flamies. All four managed to reach me bait .boat Owen K., from which .An umaenmieo. coiunei boat Owen K., from wmcn Pentagon has were taken to San Pedro Kospjtal ._They were and two women were shot to death -early today'and later the BH'1 UULaLeuimiii, fered- a' in 1952 but was thought to have recovered: The officer said, Orr was one of the '.'best liked" offi- cers, at the Pentagon hea'dquar- rs; Orr', who police said had been traveling around the. country un- der orde'rs from Washington, was wearing civilian clothes when guests at the hotel .alleg- edly surprised him' in their room. They: said 'he explained he had been, sent up .by'the.'hotel man- agement to repair the plumbing. After the intruder, left, the i, guests notified- authorities. who man "___. _ nftar.hv pasmo. oroner a death early toclay ana laier-uje was bound- for. of one of the women was rk Cit 'to visit his mother, ana -hv nnlice to have ad- York City 'to visit his mother, ana w'as to-Tiave stopped at Burbank j re, .was to-nave siopjjeu at Hanoi. Ear her it .had been re take on "as passenger nnrtpfl under, attack by .the Com- Airpoii whom'he' had contacted through a newspaper ad.. The passenger was to have 17 Injured as Short Circuit Cuts Chicago Trolley line rWTPAGO persons.were injured to- day when a short circuit shot up a streetcar pole, snapped the trofley power line; trapping about 40 passengers in- ported under, attack by J munist-led Vietminh.. The agency said the' withdraw- 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 ?to {Continued on Page A-3, now represents. Since Reynolds is a Republi- U1C IA side the car for a short.time. The power line threw bursts r ot flame around the car and en-j dangered passengers an nearby automobiles. Seventeen of the passengers were taken to hospitals suffering and shaking up received in a.panicy rush to get out of the street car. None was Delieved injured seriously. The' accident occurred when the street car ran through deep rain water, from a severe1 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 Ameri- 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 -Ces- sena 140. He was employed in the experimental department of inUaUaiiiJ WA reported 'by police to have ad- mitted'.the slaj-ings. Jack.Halvey, .a'detective. -serg- eant. said' Carl Raymond Levy, 36" had admitted, he shot'the three'after a wild tavern argu- ment. One- of the women: was wife, Mrs. Dollie Mar- 'cell 35. The other was Mrs. Julia-Ann Friend, 20. third was Donald Kne'pp, 28, brother of Mrs.. Levy, irrested Orr in a Officers said--they ,.casino. 25 Receiving Hospital.- j treated for burns and released-to their homes. Victims of the blast-ftre aboard the 38-foot cabin cruiser Tare-a-Long are -John B. Thorpe, of Weschester, 43, supervisor at the- El Segundo Douglas plant, owner of the Thorpe; their son Lonnie, 13, ana William -Harvick- Jr., 14, of 619 N. Rose St., Compton. Lonnie Thorpe suffered first degree burns about the face; Rarvick, first and second degree burns of the feet and right arm. Mrs. Thorpe sustained first de- gree burns of the feet, her hus- band was treated for minor burns. ILUitri lyuin -.-------F pockets -four stolen -credit cards, 13. watches 'and the 'burglary kit: Included- in the kit, according to police, .was'a pair of.black silk gloves, 180 feet of stout: nylon cord, a skeleton a black mask and a set-of dental and surgical instruments which no'-'ce.said could be used.to pick locks. Orr KiuipK 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 Taced to the burning cruiser, but it I was .declared practically a total be tied up ..at the (Continued 'on Page A-3, that hit-the> city'today. Chief Edmond Vuliquet of the 16th JFlre Battalion said a northbound Cottage Grove car at 45th Street when it ran. through the deep water and a short ran'.up.the trolley pole, snapping the wire, which .fell on the car, The broken wire also..curled over the following automobiles. The occupants jumped to safety. Years Pact OKd.Phone Strike Ends YORK. West- ern Electric Co. and CIO Com- munications Workers of: America, today signed.a one-year contract] ending ,-a two-day telephone strike. The new. contract for 16000 installation workers; replacing i agreements which" expired May 1 HE'S HOT AS FIRECRACKER! Long List of Troubles 'Catches Up toGohzalo lot of trouble today because he's such- a. poor, Munoz driving ing and stopped .him at 230th and CatskiU Avalon agrceniema wmv provided' wage increases from to 7 cents an hour 'for Installers and a week for' 400' job clerks. All will return to- Tuesday morning .the Fourth of July-iholiday. Other terms of the: settlement included establishment of four cities which'are'local points of instal- ation.work.. 'The base..locations are, points at which installers are stationed.'..... The contract is subject to rati- ication by', union membership on or., before. Aug. WHERE Munoz said he bought .in Mexico and intended to sell, here. 'omartment of his They: found; ties looked 'in. the 'glove 'compartment of his five 'traffic citations from Pafos Verdes, Long. Los An- celes the sheriff's office and, the .California Patrol A further .check revealed there are 'seven .warrants: outstand- 01 placed: vhold on the soon as he takes, care ;0f the firecracker- arrest, a 'tci r 'Page Page A-8. i Page Badio and A-8. Shipping e" Tides; Dealing.-. the loss jjan reuiu ujiiimicuj Guard while the latter makes an investigation. Thorpe said the vessel was worth S8000. 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 to-.-, day, killing four of the five per- sons who were riding in the car. The accident backed up traffic on -the 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 Brook- lyn N.. Y.': -Eli" about 35, of BrooWyri; 'Edith Lu- bowsky, his and Barry Lubowsky, his son.. A fifth occupant of. the car, Murray Lubowsky, 12, whose family 'was wiped put in .the. crash, 'was.taken to Good Sa- maritan'. .Hospital in near-by Sufferri, N.'Y., in critical cor.di-.- tion. Wind, Rain, Hail Storm Last Burlington, Iowa i6wa brief wind, rain and hail storm lashed 'sections of Burlington early today, uprooting trees-and- causing considerable damage to homes and business places. Half .of-a Joof on: a ke't on the lifted'pff and carried feet. Night'and jyid fogr.hazy shine hi afternoon throngh Sunday:   

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