Friday, January 2, 1959

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Press-Telegram (Newspaper) - January 2, 1959, Long Beach, California PRESIDENT NAMED DY CASTRO AS FORCES ROLL INTO HAVANA BEARDED REBEL leader Fidel Castro who has tak- en over control of Cuba following overthrow of Fulgencio Batista appeared young and serious in this pose in 1957 at mountain Cuba Rebels Jail 3 AP Newsmen as Havana Boils Rebels Keep ight Lid on Capital Gty Final Showdown on Isle Control Obviously Near BULLETIN HAVANA UP) Tanks swung into battle today in lighting that seemed to cen- ter around a business district block where troops from a private army of Fulgencio Batista's followers were holed up. Gunfire hammered In the streets and bullets whistled about the block the Man-' zana de Gomez which lies between the presidential pal- ace and Ihe Hotel Sevilla Biltmore. The men within were sol- diers in the heavily armed private army of Sen. Rolando Masferrer, a band of 200 to 300 that specialized in assas- sinating enemies ol the Ba- tista regime and plundering private property of rebel sympathizers. By LARRY ALLEN HAVANA Castro triumphantly pro- claimed Judge Manuel Ur- rutia temporary president of Cuba today and sent the vanguard of his bearded guerrilla fighters rolling into Havana. All Cuba appeared within the grasp of the 32-year-old rebel header whose relentless pres- isure sent President Fulgencio Batista and his civilian and military chiefs fleeing into exile Thursday. Even before the first truck- loads of rebel guerrillas spe< into the city, the men of Castn were in undisputed control o I the bedraggled capital, stil I tense after a day of rioting. The Southland's Finest Evening Neivspaper LONG BEACH 12, CALIF., FRIDAY, JANUARY Vol. 290 PRICE 10 CENTS CLASSIFIED HOME EDITION (Six Editions Daily) 30 PAGES TELEPHONE HE 5-1161 CUBANS CELEBRATE downfall of dictator Fulgencio Batista by taking over vana Thursday. Street scenes. like this were common as noting, looting and burnings Speed Aid to 2.4 on Ufa Rafts THE ABMY and the polic were taking orders from Cos Itro'i leaders already installet HAVANA Cuban rebels fired today at Camp Columbia in a Havan on the Havana Post building and _temporarily.detataedUhurb. Allen, roving AP correspondent; GeorgeM Kaufman, Havana'AP bureau chief; aiid Harold Valen-lh" Ike Urges Russ Try for 'Peace1 in Berlin Leaps Ouf HONOLULU The Navy Search and Rescue Center re ported early today that help i on the way for the storm tossed crewmen of the unke Kaufman, Havana Af Bureau cmei; anu ncuum BatTsta supporters. tine, AP photographer from Miami, were taken to a in Chicago, Cuban tviiir-o station hut were freed 30 minutes later. throuehout the Brush Fire (Controlled atTopanga consular records throughout the Rebels carrying m a c h i n e were ordered seized today guns, rifles and other weapons L the castro government. opened lire on the Post building] was announced by at a.m. fishing vessel Seifuk Midway. A Navy spokesman said tw Japanese and one America merchant ship were heading to the rescue of the 24-man crew which boarded life rafts dropped by a Navy plane from Midway. The Tozai Maru was speeding to the area and the Argentine Also GETTYSBURG, Pa. Eisenhower has told Russian leaders their professed desire for peace passen should be: applied handling the Berlin crisis. J He'rhade a pointed'reply in an exchange of New Year sers ana crcw greeUhgs with Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev and narrowly escaped death toda President Klimehti E. Voroshilov. attempted Their message, delivered to Eisenhower's farm home near here, expressed hope that 1959 Slays Tot on 'God'sOrder? Baby-Sitter, 59, Stompt Compton Boy, 3, to Death COMPTON A grand- father stomped a 3-year- old boy to death here Thursday night because he thought he was ordered to do so by God. Joseph Oglesby, 59, of Earls Ark., was booked on suspicion of murder after the slaying of his grandson, June Thomas Aus- tin, in the boy's home at 140S W. Palmer St. Police said Oglesby, who ar- rived here Dec. 23 from Ar- cansas, was baby-sitting while the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wes- ley B. Austin, went out for tht vening. OFFICERS SAID Oglesby became convinced that lie "had a calling from God to 'delWer the boy to Heaven" and beit him until he collapsed. After the boy fell to the floor, they said, Oglesby jumped on.him with his heeled bedroom slip- pers. When the parents returned home at p.m., they discov- ered their son on the living room floor. Oglesby was lying awake on the kitchen floor, po- NO 'CHEESE1 when a bridegroom attempted 'Ito blow the plane apart. The attempt failed and the bride- -LOS ANGELES men held a strong over the CorstanUne N. Kankles of Chi smashed through the windows p who sajd Castro appoint and into the walls Post general for th newal season. Motorists havei until Feb. 4 to renew regis- tration. After that, therv will be a penalty fee.. Howard Link, department manager, today hired 15 ad- ditional employes to speed renewal processing. The Lonf Beach Police Department as- signed an officer as guard at. the DMD during the renewal- rush.