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   Press-Telegram (Newspaper) - January 6, 1959, Long Beach, California                               STORM BREAKS LONG L B. ONLY 3 DAYS ALOFT Balloonist Four Spent 21 Days Floating at Sea The Finett Evening Newtpaper LONG BEACH 12, CALIF., TUESDAY, JANUARY Vol. 293 PRICE 10CENTS CLASSIFIED ra 2-5959 40 PAGES TELEPHONE HE 5-1161 HOME EDITION (Six Editions Daily) Berlin Entry Said Assured by Mikoyan Move Would Be Major Concession by Soviet in Crisis WASHINGTON Soviet Deputy Premier Anastas I. Mikoyan was re- ported today to haye assured the United States of continued free Western access to Berlin. But he gave no detail that would permit judgment as to the 'access he "offered would be really free as the West understands the word. Such a pledge would go to the heart of the current East- West tension over Berlin's fu- ture. It would signal a major concession by the' Kremlin to the West's .objections 'to Soviet demands to make a "free city" of Berlin. .67-ln. Rairf Deals Some: MRS. ROSEMARY three male com- t panions are led upstairs from a Barbados beach 1- Monday after drifting most of the way: across the 1 Atlantic in the gondola-lifeboat of their balloon, The Small World. Storm forced them down. (AP) 18 Perish i 4 fires, 2 By PreM. :Four fires, two of them ;at colleges, a nursi :ing home and a third at a killed 18 persons to ;day and Monday night. Seven student airmen per in a wind-blown hlaze a University, Syracuse !N. Y., as they fought like ani ;mafs to escape from- their bar ;rajcks dormitory. "It was like animals tryin to get out of a moane Sgt. Peter Dowling, 25, of Kala rnazoo, Mich., in his hospita 'bed. The one-story, prefabricate barracks housed 45 Air Fore men assigned to the universit to' study Russian. .Their hea< quarters was at Wright-Patte: son Air Force Base, Dayto Ohio. THE NAMES of the dea were withheld until next-of-ki could be notified. Fire officials said the.fi apparently started from a hea ing unit as the students slep Winds up to 50 miles an hoi the flames into river of said Donald Eto' ling, 19, of Rochester, anoth 'ct. the injured. The 22-room, clapboard-typ building, in the university's sk top housing development on hill overlooking the' city, "we on Page A-4, Col. 2 (DIPLOMATS' IN Moscow believed that Mikoyan's Wash- ington visit meant that the West Berlin problem is-headed or negotiation at a high-level conference. (They think the Kremlin is anxious to talk about Berlin's future they can do so on terms approximating its orig- inal approach, (An Asian envoy-with long experience in Soviet affairs said it-appears "there must be this acute problem is lobkinf much brighter with the turn o! but that peaceful Mikoyan was 'understood to have told high-level State De- partment, business and congres- sional leaders .Monday night: 1. Russia is determined to turn over administration of East Berlin to'the puppet East Ger- man Communist regime, regard less of U.S.-British-French de nunciation of this plan. Russia not trying to BRIDGETOWN, Barba- is (AP) The balloon ip of four Britons trying SaTd" it appears span the Atlantic lasted some give and nly three days, it was dis- sides, but that osed today. They spent 21 ore days floating at sea the balloon's gondola, brighter wi instructed for double duty the new s a lifeboat. The three men and a woman t off Dec, 12 from the Can- ty Islands seeking to float on le wind 3.000 miles to Bar- ados. They reached here Mon- ay after a fisherman picked lem up at sea. They had traveled about 00 miles by air and more than 000 miles by'sea. All four had jeen on.rations of a few ounces food daily since Dec. 15, and 11 looked thin but otherwise n fairly good shape. THEY HAD; TO CUT loose he balloon in a storm for fear f going to heights where they tii would lose control and the bag rould expand and lose 'all its ;as.'- This was- after, tage, they jettisoned eceiver and sleeping bags ighten the balloon. Their balloon was called the Small World. The intrepid quartet floated ff from the Canary Islands Dec. 12 in an.open, 7K by 15% !oot plastic from a 47-foot balloon. This British West Indian island miles across the Atlantic was their goal, their purpose scientific study of Atlantic (Continued on Page A-4, Col. 6) take on both "the situation settlement of FLOATING DEBRIS SURROUNDS DOCK Debris borne by rising Los Angeles River is jammed around dock at Pacific Sportfishing Landing today as result of-the-year's first rainstorm. The river empties into the ocean just a half mile above the landing. Some of the debris was from bridge construction '______________ Blast Rips i ings; A COIN, PLUS A HEART ISTANBUL explo- sion ripped apart two buildings, including two newspaper plants, in the old central part of Istan- bul today.- bodies 'were Charwoman 'Talent1 to Good LOS ANGELES is a the Methodist minister said, pressing a 50-cent piece into the gnarled hand of. the tiny janitress. "Use it wisely and it will increase." U. S. Sees Alabama ofe Files at one a radio to Weather- Partly cloudy tonight and Wednesday with a 60 per cent chance of a few showers tonight and Wednesday. Slightly cooler tonight. Rocket Half Million Miles Out, Reds Say LONDON Soviet cosmic rocket Mechfa (Dream) is more 'than a half million miles from the earth and has practically entered orbit as the solar system's first artificial planet, the Russians announced today. Alexander Topchiev, vice president of the USSR Academy Sciences, told a Moscow news conference that the projectile is now miles beyond the moon. His remarks were broadcast by Radio Moscow. Since it left this earth on Jan, 2, the rocket has traveled miles, Topchiev said. THK ROCKET'S RADIO CONTACT with 'its Soviet makers died Monday. It is now soaring through space to its place in an elliptical orbit which the Russians earlier had predicted it would reach Wednesday or Thursday. Topchiev called the Russian achievement a triumph of human genius and proof that the Soviet Union is hoi a tech- nically backward country as "some of our detractors abroad alleged" when the first Soviet Sputnik was shot Into the skies. Soviet newspapers printed several highly technical articles, today on space research and satellites, but nothing new on Mechta. A Prayda articles by Soviet scientist said that when man first goes into space he will be in permanent communica- tion with the earth. throw the Allies out of West Berlin, even though Soviet Pre mier Nikita Khrushchev, in his were believed still buried in the Nov. 27 note, suggested with- debris. They said 87 were in- drawal of all Allied troops fron It was many as 30 may.-htvei lost their lives.1 time has. come, 13 years after end of World War II, to Three of the dead were pas- sengers in a crowded bus which 4. The United States, Britain lumbered last buildings at the moment of the blast. The bus was crushed be (Continued on Page A-4, Col. 1) neath the debns. And, Nicolosa TJ o n 1 u c a s listened to the Rev. Nicolas Davila relate Jesus' parable of the talents. As she stood, broom In hand, he explained how some persons can make one coin be- come many, while told in to make use of what they have. That was last summer. 'SOME DAYS LATER, a timid knock came on his door, four-story jt Njcoiosa. She held out ?17.50 to him. Haltingly, she explained. His half-dollar had paid for some cheese and tortillas. She had made enchiladas and sold them, hen bought more cheese and ortillas and sold more en- chiladas. Now she had 535! Half she was giving to the Method- st-operated community cen- ter where she works. Half would finance more enchiladas her spare time. 'Is this not the meaning ol the tale you told she asked. IN THE MONTHS that fol- lowed, Nicolosa swept and scrubbed and dusted for her living. Her spare moments went to making and selling en- chiladas. One day she proudly showed the minister a bankbook. She had saved She not only had money but plans as well. Ever since she had visited her native Mexico last year, she had worried about the many people she had IN A HURRY, TOO (Continued on Page A-4, Col. 1) WHERETO FIND IT Scientists reveal some of the mass of findings they made during the recent Internationa] Geophysical Year in a series be ginning today on Page A-12. NICOLOSA DONLUCAS, a charwoman in Los Angeles, brought Christmas happiness to the poor of her native Mexico by putting to prac- tice the Biblical parable of the talents. B-l, Hal A-9. A-9. C-3 to 7. B-6, 7. A-10. Death B-2, A-8, B-S. Shipping A-6.' C-l, 2, S. A-6. Tides, TV, C-8, A-9. B-4, 5, t. Your A-2. Mikoyan Shops at Supermart WASHINGTON Wl-Anas- tas I. Mikoyan, the hop- scotching Soviet deputy pre- mier, went supermarket shop- ping unannounced today. His purchase came to 9.29, but an aid paid the bill. The unpredictable Armen- ian, in his usual hurry, set out by automobile from the Soviet Embassy in late morn- ing and headed straight for a .chain store at White Oaks, Md., some eight miles north- west from downtown Wash- ington. Newsmen and secur- ity guards barely made it to go along. Business came to a stop as the party halted outside and came in. But the manager, Thornton Perkins, rallied quickly to offer his services. Mikoyan grabbed his own rolling Basket and pushed it just about like, any American householder filling the wife's grocery order. First he picked up plastic containers of'lemon'and lime juice, shaped like the fruit itself. Next came potato chips, eggplant, peppers, cel- ery, cranberries, radishes, cu- cumbers, a bottle of olives, shredded coconut. MIKOYAN WHEELED his own basket to the check-out counter. From the store the party sped back to the embassy area for a luncheon in the Philip Murray Building, given by the AFL-CIO executive council. MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) agents set out to inspect voter registration files n three Alabama counties to- day, but whether they can' question registrars about Negro voting complaints was left undecided. Previously defiant state au- thorities agreed Monday to let the U.S. Civil Rights Commis- sion look at the records without removing them from custody of the registration efficials. But a court order issued by U.S. District Judge Frank M. Johnson Jr., after "federal and state attorneys reached a com- promise settlement, did not say whether the voter registrars can-be compelled to testify be- fore the civil rights agency. The More Showers Due, but Second Blow May Fade The first big storm of the rear bulled through the Southland today, dealing scattered damage as brought life-saving rain the dust-dry countryside. The storm dumped .67 of-aa inch of rain on Long More showers are In the ifting today, the weatherman reported. But he hedged on his earlier forecast of a secortd storm, which had been expected :o strike Southern California by Wednesday. While it caused some prop- erty damage and inconvenience to thousands motorists, the storm also broke the back-. months-long drought which has gripped the region. The only other heavy rain thus far this season came Oct. 25, when .45 of an Inqh fell. However, that season's heavier rainfall to Other parts of tha Southland. THE RAIN brightened the crop picture in agricultural areas, and it brought an end to the critical fire hazard in the mountains. In Long Beach, the.rainfall raised the season's total to 1.3 inches. Only once before in the past 35 years has the city received less rainfall by the mid-point of the rain season, which runs from July 1 to June 30. That was in 1957, when on Jan. 6 the city had recorded a total of .33 of an inch of rain; the 1956-57 eason ended with a total of .48 inches. Last year at this time, 5.25 nches of rain had fallen.here fourth of the season's total of 21.62 inches. The storm dumped heavy snowfall on mountain areas. The .snow level was expected to hit feet later in tho day.- Sheriff's deputies recom- mended against using the An- geles Forest Highway because of snow, rain and heavy winds. NORTHERN California felt the full fury of the storm. An Air Force radar station at Mount Tamalpais, near San Francisco, reported winds-up commission meets Friday. here again REGISTRARS in all three Bullock and to testify under statement Monday (Continued on Page A-4, Expect U.S. to Recognize Cuba Regime WASHINGTON recognition of the new pjo- visional government In Cubit-is expected momentarily, diplo- matic sources said today. The State Department sjld officially it has received bled request for recognition from Roberto Agramonte, .s4c- retary'of state of Cuba, and .has the matter under study. The department a oath at a commission hearing 3ec. 8-9 and Johnson subse- quently ordered them to.speak. But he sot the order aside temporarily when the reluc- ant witnesses pleaded immuni- y under a provision in the Ala- lama constitution which desig- nates registrars officers. as judicial In bringing his original order up to date Monday, the federal judge decided only the question of the Civil Rights Commis- sion's" right to look at the reg- istration records. praised revolutionary leaders for their cooperation In evacu- ation of U. S. tourists from'Ha- ana. THE UNITED STATES rtor- mally follows the recognizing a new governrrient if it: 1. Controls the government. 2. Appears to be confronted with no substantial resistance by the people of the nation. J: 3. Promises to respect the na- tion's international agreements. Britain to Jail Pacifist Chiefs SWAFFHAM, England A British court issued war- rants today for the arrest of 39 pacificists who invaded a base for American rockets. Warrants for a number of others are expected later. Po- lice are expected to begin man- Ing the arrests Wednesday. 34 Killed in 2 Days of Rioting in Congb LEOPOLDVILLE, Belgian Congo per- sons have been killed and 100 seriously Injured ;n two days of rioting in Leopoldvillc, the Belgian Congo-capital. Shops have been set on fire, Catholic missions ransacked, and schools and police headquarters burned out. Europeans have been stoned and shot at, and mission priests have been beaten by the rioting Africans. Most of (he dead were believed to be Africans shot by. police or troops. A state of siege has been proclaimed, and jeeploads .of, troops with machine guns are patrolling the main avenue of the city's large African sector. j. BARBED WIRE BARRICADES are being set lip. arms are being distributed to the European population. .-A- Road blocks have been set up around the LcopoldvUte area. Movement across the river from Brazzaville, in Frenefc Equatorial Africa, is stopped. fij- The riots started Sunday with a political meeting tt Congolese at which future independence for the Congo mentioned. The crowd started shouting, "We want 1 pendence now." The crowd began dispersing but grew into a large which started setting up road blocks and stoning driven cars,   

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