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   Press-Telegram (Newspaper) - January 16, 1959, Long Beach, California                               SURGERY OR DEATH- Community Aids Heart Victim, 4 U. S. UNVEILS TINY ATOMIC GENERATOR FOR SPACE USE the Southland's Finetl Evening Newspaper LONG BEACH 12, CALIF., FRIDAY, JANUARY 302 PRICE 10 CENTS CLASSlFIEb HE2-59W 36 PAGJGS HOME EDITION Editions Daily) MIKE -PAPPAS, 4, plays with a truck outside his home near Santa Maria, unaware that hundreds of people have volunteered to save his SANTA MARIA From time to time as Mike plays with his toys, the pain comes in his chest. He knows, then, that it's time to go sit in a corner and wait for it to happen. It always does. faints. he wakes up, he rests until he is strong to play again. U. S. Rejects New Parley on HAS heart trouble. a hole between two This will go on, physicians say, for perhaps another three years. Then Mike, now 4, will die. Unless he has an opera- tion. HIKE There is of the chambers of his heart. This makes his heart work too hard. When it slows down Mike turns blue. Doctors at St. Vincent's Hos- pital in Los Angeles are going to patch up Mike's heart March 27. To. do this, ihey'll need at least 60 pints of blood. The going rate is 525 a pint. or. the hospital will accept blood, in at the rate of two pints for eacri pint the boy Santa Maria Times, needs. The _____ after an appeal for blood don- ors, announced Thursday that 200 pints have been offered. MOST OF THE volunteers are men at nearby Van den- berg Air Force Base. Maj. Francis L. Manning, whose 392nd Field Maintenance Squadron offered 82 pints, told the paper: "Count on us for all the blood that boy needs." Other Air Force units and other civic and religious groups swelled' the total to 200 pints and the pledges are still coming in. WASHINGTON The United States agreed with Russia today that new efforts must be made to re- duce the danger of surprise attack in the nuclear age- but it rejected Russia's bid for immediate resumption of the Geneva conference which broke down .'last month. In a note released by the State Department' the United States called oh Russia to join in trying to figure out a new approach to surprise attack ne- gotiations which would avoid the stalemate'that wrecked the Geneva meeting. The deadlock developed over the fact the United States and its allies' wanted to stick to a technical anlysis of problems involved in preventing surprise Mikoyan Has 2-Hour Talk With Dulles Rushes to Keep Luncheon Date U. S. Solons WASHINGTON Anastas I. Mikoyan and Secretary of .State Dulles conferred for more than two hours today on U. S.- Soviet differences. They ar- ranged for another meet- ing in the late afternoon. The deputy premier of the Soviet Union said he and each other across a table in Dulles' office had "an exchange of views on questions of particular interest to our two countries." The only other thing Miko would say to reporters as he left the forenoon meeting that the discussions would be resumed at 4 p. m. From the State Department, Mikoyan was hurrying to the Capitol for a lunchecr.'' with members of the Senate Foreign ier ones Available. One dime will buy a record's length of (AP Wircpnoto) _ .___ attack whereas Russia repeat edly raised broad disarmament ssues. The Western powers said such matters had no place in a technical conference. Out of the disagreement, said the note released today, it beeame clear "that future dis- cussions of the surprise attack problem could not be pro- ductive until governments had resolved these differences.1' r IN 'A NOTE Jan. 10 the Soviet government had urged that the talks be resumed Jan. 15 Thursday. The U. S. re- Relations Committee. MIKpyAN- WITH Ambas sador Mikhail arjd other aids had gone into Dulles' sixth-floor office'1 at Department at a. m. It was''nearly 1 p. m. when he emerged, walking fast and pearing determined to try to keep his engagement at the Capitol on time. Aids and se- curity men .were walking fast to keep up. In the diplomatic reception room, the State Department press office had carefully as- sembled, close to' 100 U. S. and foreign newsmen. They were told Mikoyan would be brought through that room on his way to the elevator. But, walking at a great rate, Mikoyan wrecked this care- OilStrfke HOUSTON head of the oil workers union said there will te no strike this.weekenc by refinery'workers. The Houston Chronicle quot- ed O. A. Knight, president of the Oil, Chemical and Atomic Workers Union, as1 saying by telephone from Kansas City that a 5 per cent wage increase offer by Sinclair Oil Co. had Subsidence Halted Youth Held by Water Flooding in That takes care of the blood. (Continued on Page A-6, Col. 6) fully laid plan by zipping past altered tht union's plans, the door. "This offer .is the .first ray of light in 11 months of bar- CAUGHT NEVERTHELESS Kn'ight said. "We in a crush of photographers want to avoid a strike as long and reporters as he sought to pass through the regular re- ception room, Mikoyan's first reaction to questions was "No press, no He made no comment about what Dulles and he might have discussed, (Continued on Page A-6, Col. 7) THE COST of the operation will be borne partly by the Crippled Children's .'Society, San Luis Obisno County. The rest is still being raised. Mike's mother, Mrs. Lynne Pappas, is divorced. She and 'ha b3y are living with her par- ents in nearby Arroyo Grande. She had to quit her job to take care of Mike. Now a whole community has pitched in to help her. U.RTChief Finds Calm in Mideast UNITED NATIONS W> U. N. Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold said today the situation in the Middle East is much more favorable now than it was four months ago. He said this was particular- ly true of the relations be- tween the Arab countries thcn.selves. He expressed some concern about the Israeli-Arab situation, but did not go into details. Hammarskjold's views were outlined at a news conference first since his return a week ago from a two-weeks visit to the Middle East. He described his trip as "most re- warding, both from a personal point of view and for its pro- fessional results." One of his immediate tasks had been to smooth the ag- gravated relations between Is- rael and Syria, Nurse Disappears; Find Burned Corpse LIVERMORE, Calif. Questions surrcunding the flaming death of a woman, believed to te a Navy nurse, may be partially dispelled to- day by an autopsy. Sheriff's investigators and Navy officers want to deter-, mine whether the burned body of a woman found Thursday eight feet from a blasted and burned car is that of Lt. (jgl Barbara Mitchell, 29, of Chicago. The car was found near Livermore, 40 miles east of San Francisco. MISS MITCHELL, accom- panied west by her aunt, was scheduled at 5 Thursday to board a flight for Guam from Travis Air Force Base. She did.not show, nor was her luggage checked in. Her aunt, Mrs. Claire Carlson, has not been found. Three sailors came upon the still burning corpse of a woman near a flaming car on busy U. S. Highway 50 ear- lier in the day. The car, showing signs of an explosion inside, was parked 35 feet off the high- way and at a right angle to it. The rear window was blown out. QUESTIONS left unan- swered: Where was the aunt, de- spite widespread publicity given the tragedy? Why was the tered to the Navy nurse 60 miles south of the base from which she was to fly to a new assignment? Where did she spend Wednesday night? made an offer. We are not BARBARA MITCHELL Autopsy on Her as the company is bargaining in good faith. If. the strike occurs, it will not occur this weekend." THE SINCLAIR DEFER was made Thursday. Union officials said it would be considered by a policy committee that would be po'-ien" by telephone. The union's strike deadline for most of the nation's re- fineries expires at midnight Saturday. Knight indicated the union will be in no hurry to order a walkout' now that Sinclair has __.., anxious to he said. "Unless nego- ations are broken off, we will ontinue bargaining with Sin- lair until we reach a settle- ment." THE SINCLAIR rogotia'tions re handled on a nationwide asis: and' the company's con- ract with the union normally ets the pattern for the indus ry. Most, other negotiations re handled on a plant basis! Knight said union .and Sin lair negotiators resumed work oday and were discussing pen- ion- and savings plans he de- scribed as the other major is- ues at stake. "But they are relatively he said. "The wage ssue is the most important." Meanwhile, .there was indica- ion in Houston that other major refiners are willing to go along with Sinclair's 5 per cent offer. By HARRY FULTON Water-noodin'g operations conducted by the City of Long have proved that rcpressuring of oil zones in the Wilmington Oilfield will.stop subsidence, city officials and consultants announced Thursday. _ In fact, subsidence surveys made by harbor engineers in recent months show thafrepressuring the oil sands in a por- tion of the field not only has stopped the sinking, but also has slightly increased elevations at several locations. The test area involved is about one square mile m size. It is city-controlled tidelands, on which the Long Beach Oil Development Co. and the Richfield Oil Corp. have been re- pressuring under the guidance of the Long Beach Harbor Department. HARBOR DEPARTMENT engineers, periodically check on subsidence throughout the Wijmington Oil Field. Recent checks have shown that the established rate of sinkage con- tinues in other'portions of the in this one section, water injection has been more extensive, the sinkage has been surface elevations even have increased about six-tenths of an inch at several check points. The sensational announcement was made at a special meeting of key city arid harbor officials Thursday at City engineering information developed by harbor en- gineers is of great significance as regards subsidence and the future of the Long Beach Naval said Harbor Com- mission President Joseph F. Bishop. "It proves that subsidence can be declared City Consultant G. E. Woodward, of the petroleum consultant firm of DeGolyer. and McNaughton, 'of Dallas, Tex. "If we carry out the 'crash' repressuring program as proposed, there is no doubt but what we can save the naval shipyard from sinking." HOWEVER, HE EMPHASIZED that the repressuring program must he carried out in all areas of the Wilmington Field, as is' envisioned in engineering plans now being con- sidered b', the state oil and gas supervisor. "If ttle producers do this, I assure you they'll all get richer than he said.' City officials said the water injection program also has greatly increased oil production in tha repressured arsa. For example, they said one well which was producing 50 barrels of oil per day now is producing 300 as a result of the pressure increase. Charles L. Vickers, general manager of the Port of Long (Continued on Page A-6, Col. 1) of Parents SACRAMENTO young man who was discharged from a mental hospital months ago told police that he shot and killed his parents be- cause they mode him practice he accordion 8 or 10 hours a day! Slight, sandy-haired David K Sandahl, 20, was booked on two suspicion of mur der Thursday night. Sheriff's Cnpt. Harold Guerin said Sandahl admitted shooting his parents with a .22 revolver. TUB FATHER, Ewald L. Sandahl, 52, was.a production engineer employed at the Aero- Jet rocket plant and hnd worked on the atomic bomb at___ Oak Ridge, Tcnn. His wife, Elizabeth Mae, was 55. A traffic accident in which the son was involved led to discovery of the bodies Wedncs- lay. Sandahl fled on foot after his father's car into a ditch. The Highway Patrol traced the car to the Sandahl resi- dence, about 18 miles from Sacramento. The small frame cottage was locked but patrol- men saw the body of the father in the living room. They forced their way inside and found the body of Mrs. Sandahl in a bed room. MOTORIST, William Can Power Instruments f or 1 Year 5-Pound Device Has No Moving Parts, AEC Says WASHINGTON The United States has achieved a significant break through in develop- ment of a small atomic de- vice for production of elec- tricity. The White House announced the spectacular development, termed a major achievement by Atomic Energy Commission of- ficials. Newsmen were told of it after President Eisenhower had conferred with John A. Me- Cone, the AEC chairman. AEO OFFICIALS, displaying a model at a news conference, said the device is capable of powering the instruments in a satellite, for example, for at least a year. They said it would take pounds of batteries to produce the electrical energy the new device-can power without bat- teries. The device generates heat, using a radio isotope polo- nium in this case and has no moving ports. j THE DEVICE so far has been tested only on the ground. But the AEC officials made it clear that it could be put injo satellites-shortly. They said.'jt also has oti.cr potential uses, such as in.the field of naviga- tion aids. Comparing the device. wjta present means of electrical power development, .the.AEC officials said the 4Vd-ton-Atlas which this country recently put Into orbit around the earth car- ried 20 pounds of batteries which lasted only 18 days. Tlje officials said the new device, contrast, could generate !Dwer for at least a year. The test fnodel displayed at the White House weighs five pounds. Col. Jack Armstrong, deputy chief of the AEC's aircraft re- actor division, weight of the new power unit can be ;ut to about three pounds. THE MODEL cost exclusive of the fuel to pro- duce. But Armstrong said that on a bigger production basis the cost could be cut to about S200 for each unit. He described it as an atomic (Confined on Page A-6, Col. 4) WORK HALTS Stork on Airliner; No Speakee English HONOLULU Consider the difficult predicament of Shiu Un Lee, 22, an immigrant Chinese woman from Hong Kong. Flying in an airliner, high over the Pacific, sne was about to have a baby. And there was no one around who could understand a word she said. Happily, two experienced nurses were among the pas- Mabry, who lives Sandahl residence, near the heard police radio report. Minutes later Marby noticed David hitchhiking, gave the youth a lift and persuaded him to let him call police. David waited, drinking cot Ocean Quake Felt on Cal Seismograph BERKELEY (UPI) The University of California seismo- graph recorded a fairly strong earthquake at p.m. Thurs- day about 350 miles from Berkeley. The temblor probably oc- curred in the Pacific Ocean (Continued on Page A-6, Col. 3) WHERE TO FIND IT Gov. Brown's plan to help re habilitate narcotics addicts 01 :heir release from prison ha jecn introduced in the State Legislature. See Page B-5. ss Mary Blair of Hudson Falls, N. Y., and Mrs. Don Lego of Edmonton, Alberta, took charge in the emergency delivery. The Japanese-descended stewardesses aboard the Pan American Stratocruiser figured out a way to make a slight dent in the language barrier. AFTER OTHER CHINESE passengers proved unable to understand Shiu Un Lee's dialect, the stewardesses put ques- tions to her in written Japanese language characters. Her son arrived about 30 minutes out from Honolulu on the Sfratocruiser's flight from Wake Island. On landing the currea in tne racuic vcran mother and baby were hastened to Queens' Hospital. Both and registered about four and were reported in good condition, one-half on' the Kichter scale, 'Shiu Un Lee was iiying from Hong Kong to San Fran- officials said. I Cisco to join her husband, Chung Lew. Beach B-l. Hal B-7. B-7. D-2 to 15. 7. C-8. Death B-2. B-8. B-3. Shipping C-5. C-l, 2, 3. C-4. Tides, TV, D-12. Vital Fago C-5. B-7. B-l. Your A-2. Kim. Coma Visit Ike, Sfop WASHINGTON ernment business came to a standstill for a few mini' utes at the White House to-- day. Kim Novak and Perry showed up. The blonde screen actress; and the suave television sing- er represented thfir indus- tries in presenting President Eisenhower with a member- ship in Variety'Clubs Inter- national, an organization of entertainers. The arrival of Miss Novak and Como brought women sec- retaries and other office workers to the west wing White House lobby from all directions. TUB WOMEN secretaries paid scant attention to Miss Novak, but they swarmed around Como, The pretty Miss Novak wasn't ignored by any means. The male reporters kept her from getting lonesome. After the session with senhower, Miss Novak report- ed that he was friendly and charming, and that he showed her and Como photo- graphs of his four grandchil- dren, his mother, and other members of the family. Weather- Patchy fog near coast tonight and Satur- day morning. Hazy sun- shine Saturday and slightly warmer. temperature: 70.   

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