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   Press-Telegram (Newspaper) - January 12, 1959, Long Beach, California                               BABY FOUND SAFE JAIL MOTHER OF 8 'Child Woman Tells I.Y. Tot Safe, Sound After 10 Days in Care of Suspect NEW YORK Ten-day-old Lisa Rose Chi- ionchio, stolen from her crib a few hours afterbirth, was back safe and sound today. A mother of eight was booked in the kidnap- ing. Mrs. Jean lavarone, 43, was identified by police as the bleached blonde sought since the start ot the intensive hunt. Lisa was found Sunday night, asleep in an old-fashioned wicker crib in the sparsely furnished Brooklyn apartment where Mrs. lavarone lived "There is no doubt, on the basis of scientific evidence, that she took the said Asst. Disl. Atty. J. Kenneth McCabe. An anonymous telephone tip led to Mrs. lavarone's arrest. THE BABY was taken back to her birthplace, St. Peter's Hospital, where her mother, Mrs. Frances Chionchio, 26, claimed her this afternoon. About 200 persons gathered around the hospital entrance broke into cheers when Mr, and Mrs. Chionchio arrived, both smiling widely. "Your prayers and ours have been an unidenti- fied man in the crowd shouted Chionchio, hatless and wearing a blue overcoat and smoking a pipe, did not reply. Neither did Mrs. Chionchio, wearing a black coat and a head scarf. The happy ending bore out a police theory that a frustrated mother might be the kidnaper. Mrs. lavarone's seven living children, ranging in age from 21 to 3, live in foster homes and Rn orphanage. The eldest, 23, died last year. The widow, Mrs. lavarone in- sisted upon her innocence throughout long hours of ques- tioning by city police and agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. 'SHK SAID the child was Tier own, delivered by herself in the lonesome apartment. however, said that sijre identification' as the Chi- HOME The Southland't Finest Evening Newspaper LONG BKACH 12, CALIF., MONDAY, JANUARY Vol. 298 PRICE 10 CENTS CLASSIFIED HE 2-5959 24 FACES TELEPHONE HE 5-1161 EDITION (Six Editions MRS. FRANK of kidnaped baby found today, -is -kissed by her mother, Mrs. John Fumo. Left is her father; right, her brother John Jr. Senate Beats Bid for Ban on Filibusters WASHINGTON (UPI) -A powerful coalition o Senate Republicans an( Democrats today smash ec a move by liberals to relax the Senate's anti-filibuster rules. The vote was 67 to 28. The test came on a proposal by Sen. Paul H. Douglas (D-I11) and other members of the lib- eral block to amend the rules so a majority (50) of the 98 members could cut off debate. A two-thirds majority (66 votes) is needed now. IT WAS the second straight defeat for the liberals in their efforts .to curb so civil rights legislation would be easier to pass. They lost the opening round last Friday, 60 to 36. The winning coalition again was headed by Movieland Plays Host to Mikoyan Business Leaders Hear Denial of Red Charge (Photo on Page A-S) HOLLYWOOD Anastas Mikoyan carried his intensive whirlwind goodwill campaign for Rus- sia into motion picture land today with film industry representative Eric John- ston as his host. The Soviet first deputy pre- mier attended a dinner in his honor Sunday night at the swank Beverly Hills Hotel. The affair, arranged by Johnston, was attended by a select group of leading business figures of Southern California. In the course of a question rvine Kills Self n Mansion on lanch at Tustin Land baron Myford (Mike) Irvine, 58, whose family nee controlled four-fifths of Orange County, shot him- elf to death Sunday in the basement of his Tusti'n sheriff's officers said. The multimillionaire philanthropist used both a istol and a shotgun in the suicide. period, Mikoyan denied agreements made with that the Anchio infant had been made Leader Lyndon through footprints and a tiny red mark on .the left eyelid. After being booked formally on the kidnap charge in a Brooklyn precinct station, Mrs. lavarone was taken to police headquarters in Manhattan for photographing and fingerprint- ing. Soviet Union are regarded by the Soviet government as mere scraps of paper. HE THUS ANSWERED a statement by President Eisen- hower without referring to the President by name. Mr. Eisenhower made the assertion in his State of the Union ad- dress Friday. Mikoyan said that, on the JEANlAVARONE, "after officers said they 'found kidnaped .Ghionehio baby in her .booked on .jkidnapihg Wirephqfos.) SHE APPEARED on the verge of collapse upon arrival there, and had to be half-car- ried by attendants. The 5-foot-6 woman's hair was a drab reddish blonde when she was found, but investiga- tors said that she had changed Us color from a silvery tone with a home hair-dying set a few days ago. McCabe said that Lisa, snatched from the St. Peter's Hospital nursery shortly atfer she was born Jan. 2, had ap- Democratic B. Johnson He has offered a com- promise plan to shut off de- bate if two-thirds of senators present and voting approve. This would be only a slight change from the present rule. Liberals were expected next to support another compromise plan which would allow three- fifths of all senators present and voting to shut off debate. EARLIER, leaders of both parties urged the Senate to :ind "a reasonable middle ground" in the battle. Johnson said deficiencies in the present rule could be rem- edied by his compromise to lei (Continued on Page A-4, Col. 1) Weather- Cloudy with cent chance of 60 per rain to- night and Tuesday morn- ing. Clearing Tuesday afternoon. Slightly cooler. senators cut off two-thirds of the present and voting debate. Noting that the Democrat- controlled Senate passed a civil rights bill without a filibuster last year even under the exist ing rule, Johnson said he was confident any new civil rights proposals could "be handled in the same atmosphere." GOP Leader Everett M. Dirksen said he did not think the republic would fall if the rule remained unchanged. But he said a "reasonable, mid- dle ground" approach would not bring about "a civil war.'r SPACE MAN CAPSULE Satellite RiderVehicle Construction Plan Told contrary, there are some peo- ple who think that the "im- perialists" 'keep international agreements only when it suits them. .He.said: have.the feeling that you have violated agreements." 'He suggested. It would be better if Americans, Instead of regarding themselves as saints plan to go." BILLY GRAHAM One Eye Ailing Graham's Plans Hit by Eye Ills DALLAS Wl Evangelis Billy Graham went ahead wit his plans for a world crusad today in the face of advice b physicians to curtail his activ ties because of an eye ailmen Graham told reporters tha he intends to go to Australl Indonesia, Malaya, Cairo, Jeru salem and Berlin this year. He was interviewed afte making a zealous talk befor the second combined Tex Baptist World Missions an State Evangelistic Conferem in the packed m moriai auditorium. Graham illness earlier caused him cancel a scheduled at the Dallas First Bapti Church. "THE PROGRAM may cut somewhat by doctor's o Graham said of his pr jected tour, "hut right now and thinking of the Russians as perfidious people, would take the attitude that both at times are saintly and both at times perfidious. MIKOYAN'S REMARKS to the Southern California busi- ness leaders repeated the peace and trade themes which have been stressed during his entire trip. He put in a particularly strong bid for removal of restrictions on trade with the Soviet Union (Continued on Page A-4, Col. 3; Irvine's body was found byi s wife, Gloria, 46, and their on, Jimmy, 5, in his basement noto laboratory. .4 T1IE MANSION is on the prawling Irvine d by Myford Irvine's grand- ather. The home where Myford .led is the original ranch struc- urc. Pond quoted the widow and a riend of Irvine, C. L. Cooper f Corona del Mar, as saying rvine had been despondent ince about Christmas from, hey thought, the press of busi- ess problems. No notes were oimd. A Santa Ana physician had seen treating him for hyper- ension, Pond reported. The Irvine Ranch extends rom Santa Ana southward to a point near San Clemente, 2C miles away. At one time il lumbered acres. It was iriginally a Spanish land grant o Irvine's grandfather, James Irvine. THE COMMUNITY of Irvine and a sprawling county park are named for the family. The family at one time con- .rolled four-fifths of what later became Orange County. At the ime lite ranch was founded i was part of Los Angeles Coun ty. A large part of Orange County still remains Irvine Corp. property. Under a clause in the grand father's will, the ranch lam (Continued on Page A-4, Col. 3 He had announced previous that he would go to Rochest Tuesday for a check-up at clinic (Mayo's) instead of lea ing for the West Coast route to Australia. Graham insisted he felt all right but "there's something wrong with one of my eyes." "But I don't know what it lie continued. "The doctor told me what it Is a long technical name but I think he's as confused as the Repub- licans are these days." "I spent two days in doctors' offices and about midnight last night I got orders not to 2 Killed, 9 Hurt In :og Pile-up his wife and two of his four children at their home early (Continued on Page A-4, Col. 1) Man Hacks to Death Wife. 2 Sons MAITLAND, Fla. A 40- year-old man hacked to death from the distressed Cuban Crippled Yacht's Signals Received MIAMI, Fla. Coast Guard today reported strong radio signals are being received WASHINGTON nell Aircraft Corp. of St. Louis was selected today to design arid build a space capsule to carry the passenger in the na- tion's first manned satellite. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration said negotiation for a formal con- tract with McDonnell will be- gin immediately. Twelve firms submitted bids to NASA on the basis of speci- fications set forth at a meet- ing with 38 manufacturing and research organizations last No- vember. t NASA SAID a single satel lite capsule with its connected equipment is expected to cost over 15 million dollars. NASA said the space cap- sule, to be shot into space by a powerful booster, will be de signed to carry a human pas- senger through the atmosphere nto orbital flight and return him safely to earth. "The satellite system will provide a means of studying the isyehological and physiological effects of space flight on NASA's announcement said. "The research will include man's reaction to weightlessness during orbital flight, high acceleration during launch and high deceleration during re- entry into the atmosphere." NASA SAID McDonnell's proposal was selected by NASA administrator T. Keith Glennan :'after a careful assessment ol the technical value of the pro posal, facilities, experience and other qualifications of the van ous companies." The competition for the space capsule was opened, NASA said FRANK CHIONCHIO smiles and waves as he enters .car to drive to Brooklyn hospital early today to identify his kidnaped baby. Police and FBI found the baby alive and well in a Brooklyn apartment. Boys Hoist Jolly Roger Atop U. S. Capitol Bldg. today, Sheriff Luther Hobby reported. The dead were identified as Mrs. Ruth Higgins, 37; Richard 8; and Bryan, 12. The father, Harry Higgins, 40, who came here from Walth- am, Mass., about six months ago, was taken to Scminolc County jail in Sanford. He is a technical writer for the Martin Co. at Orlando. Sheriff Hobby said he would be charged with murder. Marion Harmon, reporter for the Orlando Evening Star, asked him why he killed his wife and children and reported Higgins said: "It's a long, long story. Just check with the FBI. They've been chasing me for weeks." is shipping wale has been able ti yacht Melba. The 104-foot vessel, which left Cape Gracias a Dios, Cuba 'or Grand Cayman Jan. 8 and reported engine trouble tw days later, but so far pump it out. Fourteen persons are aboard It is not known whether any arc Americans. The Coast Guard said In Mclba is apparently about 20 miles west of the western ti: of Jamaica. MYFORD IRVINE Wife, Son Find Body I; Lost AF Dlane on Glacier BAKERSFIELD A big ruck and trailer tipped over on .ANCHORAGE, Alaska 'lane wreckage, believed that if 'a missing giant C124 Air rorce Globemaster with nine men aboard, was sighted today on an Alaskan glacier in the area svhere it vanished late Sunday. The Air Force said a civilian plane first spotted the wreck- age on Petrof Glacier, on the east side of the Kenai Penin- sula. Two helicopters taking part in the massive land .and sea search were ordered to tha scene. The shattered plane was three-fourths of the way up the glacier, lying on the southeast flank of the mountain range to- og-shrouded U. S. 99 tying to make a turn. Within minutes two persons died and nine others were hurt n this split-second chain of events Sunday: A second truck-trailer hit the first. Trucks and cars, blinded by the fog, began smashing into [he wreckage and into each other. MANUEL ORAN'CHA, a bas- ketball coach from Hayward, and one of his players, Eugene Gisler, 14, were trapped in a car which caught fire. Both burned to death. Two other but while ward which the crippled Globe- master was headed. TUB GIANT C124, with of its four engines out, was be- ng shepherded toward an emergency landing at Homer, on the far side of the peninsula, ,-hen it disappeared in a cloyd- bank. The Globemaster, from Tra- vis AFD, Calif., appeared to Be osing altitude when last seen by two Coast Guard plane's, which had been sent put to es- cort the stricken transport to landfall. It had taken off at mid-day Sunday from Me Chord AFB, Wash., on a supply flight to Kodiak with pounds of cargo aboard. Homer, where it was trying to put down, is northeast of Kodiak and about into a halted car ahead. A seo ond bus veered to one side and braked to a halt next to the burning car. No bus passengers were hurt. boys in the car escaped, were burned seriously. Seven other persons were in- jured as 14 other cars collided in the fog. One bus smashed 125 miles southwest ot here. The Big Air Force transport was the second to be lost in the had its paint scorched when it same general area recently. A C54 crashed Dec. 22 on a peak across Cook Inlet from Homer, killing all 15 men aboard. AIM OF WHITE HOUSE PARLEY; PEACE WASHINGTON MB Five teenage boys hoisted the skull and crossbones, flag of the pirates, over the capitol as a joke but they didn't laugh long. Inspector John 15. Winters of the Juvenile Bureau said the prank occurred Saturday, The five youths, ranging in age from 14 to 17, live in nearby Bethesda, Md. WINTERS SAID three boys waited in an automobile while the other two scrambled up three weeks after President some scaffolding on the cast Eisenhower gave the agency authority lo manage U. S. non- military space projects on Oct. 1, front. The two worked their way to the roof of the House of Representatives, where they hauled down the U. S. flag and raised the Jolly Roger. The roof-climbers took the U. S. flag as a souvenir. Fear- ng no one would learn of their stunt, the pranksters called newspapers, who in turn, called police. 1ATER, when the boys were showing off their trophy in a Bethesda restaurant, Montgom- ery County police hauled the group fo metropolitan police headquarters. The boys' parents were called and the youths were given a stern lecture. Winters said they probably would get off with a sfiff warning as first offend- ers. Police svithheld the boys' names. WHERE TO FIND IT Expert proposes' 25 new and increased taxes fo help solve state financial troubles. Story on page A-3. Beach B-l. Hal A-7. A-7. C-3 to 7. B-6, 7. B-6. Death B-2. A-6. B-3. Shipping C-3. C-l, 2, 3. B-8. Tides, TV, C-8. A-7. B-4, 5. Your A-2. Ike, Mikoyan to Confer Saturday on Berlin Crisis, Other Tensions WASHINGTON (UPI) President Eisenhower will meet with Deputy Soviet Premier Anastas I. Mikoyan Saturday to discuss the Ber- lin crisis and other East- West tensions. Secretary of Slate John Foster Dulles, who conferred with the Kremlin leader when he first arrived for his current U. S. tour, also will sit in on the conference. Mikoyan, emerging from his informal talks with Dulles, told newsmen "there will be peace." His meeting with Eisen- hower will be held in the President's White House of- fice. Press Secretary James C. Hagerty said it is sched- uled to begin at 9 a.m. Sat- urday, but that he had no ideal how long it would last because the President has fixed no time limit on the discussions. MIKOYAN, nosv in Los Angeles at the tag end of his cross-country goodwill tour, had planned to return here next Monday. But his return visit apparently was moved up by two days to permit him to make a flying visit to Florida. He had expressed interest in visiting the "sun- shire" state before returning to Moscow. Hagerty said in announcing Saturday's White House meeting that others beside the President, Mikoyan and Dulles undoubtedly would at- tend. He said such details will be announced later. In response to a question, Hagerty said the President had put no time limit on the. length of the meeting and he had no idea how long the leaders would talk. The Mikoyan conference will top one of Eisenhower's busiest weeks in recent months. This morning he conferred at length on what the White House described as "natural security matters" and un- doubtedly involving America'B role in the space age. .1-   

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