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   Press-Telegram (Newspaper) - February 6, 1959, Long Beach, California                             MB KIDNAPER IN 120 H.P.H. CHASE Ranch j-ligbt Halted by Crash 1 t The Southland't Finest Evening Newspaper LONG BEACH 12, CALIF., FRIDAY, FEBRUARY Vol. tXXU-No. 5 p RI C E 10 C E NT 8 CLASSIFIED KE J- 56 PAGES iflHl TELEPHONE HE 5-1161 HOME EDITION (Six Editions Daily) RAN Calif, (AP! armed 'kidnaper ab- ducted a. well-to-do ranch wife from her home Thurs- day night, then was cap- ;urcd today after a pre- dawn chase in which police cars pursued him and his Ike Would Visit Soviet as Peace Bid No Plans to So to Russia Unle.ss Events Warrant It THO'MASVILLE, Ga. White1 House said today President Eisen- hower would consider visit- ing ...Russia, if future, de- velopments i n d i c a t e -it would.serve the cause .of peace. Presidential Press Secretary James C. Hagerty made the statement 'in commenting -on Soviet Premier Nikitii Khrushchev's invitatjon to Ei- senhower Thursday to come to Russia. But Hagerty stressed that Gfiarge LA. to Hoffa Inns Racket WASHINGTON CAD- TWO witnesses inxthe Sen- ate rackets hearings charged today that Mike Singer, right-hand man.for Teamster 'President 'Jarries Rj-Hoffa in Los Angeles runs an extortion racket preying on their businesses. The charges were flung by Ben II. Cohen, a partner in the I B.' II. Processing Co., and I Morris Gurewitz, owner of -the j Washington Rendering Co., both I of. Los Angeles. John I- McClellan warning against any reprisal against the two for their testimony, denounced Singer and his associates I members of a band of "scound- reJs to take over .the I economy of this country." no present the Soviet Eisenhower has plans to go to Union. press secretary-declined commentThursday on the extended nformally in a speech by the Kremlin leader at the Moscow 21st congress of the Commu nist party. BUT TODAY Hagerty volu'n- uaio teered this statement at Eisen- victim at speeds of more bower's vacation headquarters: CHARLES McABTHUB Fired Lawmen than 120 miles an hour. The kidnaper wrecked the car he was driving in a des- perate attempt to break out of a mobile police-'trap. His captive! Mrs. Hilda Faye Dawson, bleeding and shocked' after -hour? of terror, was taken.from the wreckage but wa snot -injured seriously. SEIZED Charles "Premier Khrushchev's invi- tation to President Eisenhower to: visit'the Soviet Union oc- curred in a le.ngthy speech which contained very references to -United hostile States THEIR SONS, LEFT ALONE, DIE IN FIRE Howard R. 29, and his wife, comfbrt each other in jail at PhntrnnooBa Tenn where- Boyd was booked on a charge of involuntary SSfcSES Their sons Stephen Edward, 3, and Jimmy Lee, 5 left alone padlocked homPe, died Thursday when two- room dwelling. Boyd was looking for work at the time and Mrs. Boyd was at her job as a waitress. Neighbors tried vainly to save the children. Police said Boyd was warned four months ago not to leave the children alone. (AP) 2 Nabbed 40 of who Foil Spinster Plot to Kill Wife of Boss POIJOE McArthur, they'said had no regular occu- pation. "He kept asking me if I. was warm Mrs. Dawson said, "but my. lands! The way he went, through those 'road- Vacaville and leaders. "It seems strange that Pre- if he really welcomes a visit by the Presi- dent; would extend it'in such circumstarices. "The President had no pres- ent plans to make such a visit fact, 'he hasn't received in SAYS 'MR.K WASHINGTON The blocks. "Between ation extended in political speech. >Ever since he has been In office President Eisenhower ias-always made it clear that I SAID his com i mittee plans' hearings-next week into'evidence he says will show that various high Teamster offi- I cials'.have joined with big shot i gangsters to take over profita- ble private businesses. Cohen told the committet'he fears Singer's group, but Gure- witz; said -I'm going to fight hell 'out of them." T3a.cn witness testified Singer, i business agent of Teamster Lo- I cal- .626, has used his union on Page A-4, Col. 1) Vote Board in Alabama 1 WASHINGTON UP) Atty. urban Devon. Gen.'Rogers today filed suit in Federal District Court at Mont- gomery, Ala., charging the Board of Registrars .of Macon County, Ala., with discriminat- ing, seeking to i qualify as voters. The suit is the second of Its kind' under the 1957 Civil Rights Act designed to protect i voting rights. j i Ay ACTION against the reg- Istrars of Terrell County, Ga., which raises the same discrim- I ination issue, is now awaiting trial In the federal court at Columbus, .Ga. The action at Montgomery named as defendants the Macon Registration Board and Grady Rogers and E. P. Livingston. Grady Rogers and Livingston in. December .announced their resignations Macon regis- trar! are being ordered by the Federal District Court to pro- duce their records for examina- tion by the Civil Rights Com PHILADELPHIA (AP) -A private secretary con- fessed today she tried to hire a professional killer to murder her employer's wife because she was- in love with her boss. The plot the prospective killer turned out to be a policeman.. John J. Kelly, chief police in- spector, said tKe secretary, Dixon I wouldn't have given a nickel for my life. "He .got cold-feet after he kidnaped me. Then he said he would try! to get me home and he even gave me a dime' so I. could -telephone my husband. "I WAS SO scared when he started shooting. He shot through the back window of the car, I don't know how many tjmes. But I'm all right. I just had a little scalp wound from the broken glass. husband (John R. Daw- any invitation rxcept through Secret Service today' announced the reports of an off-hand invi-thg rf two galt lity men accused of taking part in a conspiracy to steal gold from the Kennecott Copper Co. and sell it on the black rriarket. The arrests were made ThuVsday nighr- in Salt Lake City. The men were to be ar- raigned in federal court there today on charges of acquiring and holding gold without' au thorily. Secret Service headquarters here said about of stolen (Continued on Page. A-4, Col. 3) WHERE TO .FIND IT -widow of slain Canoga Park photographer.and a crip- pled family friend, once on good terms, exchanged bitter charges in a face-to-face meet- ing in Los Angeles Thursday. See Page A-3. Pauline Weiss, a tall, 48-year old brunette spinster, even went so far as to make "two down payments totaling toward a murder fee. The balance of was to have been paid COD-V'collect on death" of the intended vic- tim, Mrs. Murial Griffin of sub- son, 73) and I got home between 11 and 12. We'd been out play- ing cards with friends. I went to my room and undressed d I.heard voices in the hall, thought it was, my husband Iking to the dog. "Then my lands! I just about opped dead. Here came this an with a stocking on his face MISS WEISS' boss, Willard K. Griffin, 58, said he has been happily married for 33 years Griffin, said he. was shocked by his secretary's arrest and of her expressed love for him. Police said Griffin had no knowledge of the murder plot Miss Weiss had been his sec retary the past three years. Kelly, said police arrested Weather- -.Partly dowiy tonight :ud Saturday. Slightly Swday. Maximvm tecnpenUue by to- 62. Miss Weiss Thursday after she paid .to a city detective posing .as a hired killer. Ten days inspector added the woman had given to an unidentified underworld charac ter who -then tipped off the police. NEIGHBORS OF the Griffin, described them as an "idea happily .married couple wh( were entirely devoted to cac other." Detective Peter Noga was th police officer who posed as killer. He took the cash fro Miss Weiss as the two sat the car with the underwor informant. "She wouldn't look at me Noga said, "when I asked for suggestions on how it w to be done. She said she wou leave that up to me." Griffin Is manager of R. Polk Co., a publishing firm. Continued on Page A-4, Col. 1) B-I. Hal B-7. B-7. to 12. C-6, 7. D-2. Dratk B-2. B-S. Shipping D-S- C-l, 1, S, t. A-6, 7. Tides, TV, D-l. Vital. D-Z. B-7. S. Vour Page A-Z. gold was seized from a Salt Lake City assayer. A SPOKESMAN said the in- vestigation is continuing. He in- dicated there might be more arrests. Kennecott disclosed, several months ago that investigation showed a shortage in its gold inventory. The amount has never been disclosed. Those arrested were identi- fied as James Maughan, 37, an employe of the Pioneer Realty Co., Salt Lake City and Thomas M. Montgomery, 29, a Kenne- cott employe. Humphrey Blasts Back at Russ Boss WASHINGTON Hubert H. Humphrey (D-Minn) accused Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev today of indulg- ing in an "outburst of controlled hysteria." The chairman of the Senate disarmament subcommittee included this language in a reply to the Red boss' description of the senator as a peddler of fairly tales ard a fabricator. Khrushchev went on to say that Humphrey's imagination ran riot when the senator "began to make up his inventions about the relations between the Soviet Union and the Chinese Peoples' Republic." He said Humphrey surpassed Baron Mun- chausen in imagination. The Soviet premier made his attack in the Communist Party Congress in Moscow Thursday. Ho ridiculed Hum- phrey's reports on what took place in a recent eight-hour Humphrey-Khrushchev talk. Ho said the senators wild imagination ran riot when he began to make up his inven- tions" about Soviet relations with the Chinese Communists. HUMPHREY TOOK THE of the Senate to say: "This outburst of controlled hysteria from the Soviet leader Indicates a high degree of insecurity in the relationships be- tween Soviet Russia and the Communist Chinese. "I am surprised he would go to so much trouble and to such a high pitch of vituperation." Khrushchev, speaking to the 21st Soviet Communist Party Congress Thursday, said the Yugoslav Communist Parly, accused of deviating from the Moscow line, was trying to drum up stories about differences between Red China and the Kremlin. He said the Yugoslavs, to substantiate these stones, used the Minnesota Democrat as a "substantial witness. Khrushchev added: "Evidently, matters are Koinff so badly with the Yugoslav, revisionists that they are picking up all sorts of ridiculous in- ventions. This reminds of the way newspaper peddlers sold their gutter papers in Tsarist.Russia. The newspaper seller would come running along shouting: 'Extraordinary occur- cnce! Woman gives birth to a girl with whiskers! "And the inexperienced reader, of course, would grab the newspaper and look for the report of that event and not find anything of the sort. But the newspaper peddler nad sold -his paper and he had done his job. "It seems to me Sen. Humphrey and.the Yugoslavs have something in common with the salesmen of the yellow press. Red Jet Tape. Stirs Wrath of Senators Demand Buildup of U. S. Defenses as Shooting Told WASHINGTON The gruff, terrifying words, "tfie targ-Jt is burning I will finish him echoed on Capitol Hill to- day with shocked demands for stepped-up defense pro- grams. The words, the State Depart, ment says, were those of-Rus- sian Jet pilots shooting down an unarmed U. S. transport plane. At least six possibly 17 American airmen' died In the fiery crash last Sept. 2 of the narmed C130 transport near tie border between Turkey and oviet Armenia. The plane admittedly had wandered across thn border and over Soviet but the State Department pressed a suspicion the crew nay have been misled by So- viet, radio signals. STATE DEPARTMENT of- Icials Thursday disclosed they lave a graphic recording of harsh, barking voices they said were those of Soviet pilots sending the plane into its death plunge. An English translation was made public. The department said the re- cording was absolutely authen- ic, but would not say where t came from. The recording appeared to- hava caught Deputy Soviet'Pre- mier Anastas I. Mikoyan in an uncomfortable spot. He off several inquiries about the plane on his recent visit here and treated it as a routiiie crash. THE RUSSIANS turned over the bodies of six crewmen short time after the crash, but have consistently denied any knowledge of the 11- other airmen aboard the plane. As two of the plane's unu- dentificd victims were buried today with military honors in Arlington National Cemetery, two members of the Senate Armed Services Committee re- newed demands for a speed-up in the defense program. Sen. Stuart Symington (D- Mo) said: becomes more and more clear that some day we will eny Alexandria, Va., Delay in Integration ALEXANDRIA, Va. S. Dist. Judge Al- bert V Bryan today turned down a plea by the Alex- andria' School Board for a delay in admitting nine Negroes to three public schools next Tuesday. (Jem sale1 he and Pauline Weiss 48-year-old to kill the of .Willard Griffin (center) for whom the secretary The judge said at the end of legal arguments that he saw no reason to alter his order for admission of the Negroes Tuesday. The Alexandria School Board pleaded for a' delay to give it a chance to carry an appeal to higher courts. Commonwealth Atty. Earl F. Wagner' said the school seek .a stay of -Judge Iryan's order from Chief 'udge Simon E. Sobeloft of the S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals. Wagner said he did not tnow when the school board counsel would see Sobeloff, who is in Baltimore, but that ;hey hoped for a decision by-Monday. THE RULING came as seven schools in neighboring Arlington and in Norfolk 200 miles to the south completed their first week of integrated operation. J. Barton Phillips, a schoo board attorney, told Judge Bryan that to deny a stay, ir effect, denies the school boan "the right to pursue the lega remedies through the courts, ic a final conclusion." Plane Victim Wife's Home ,Bnrglarixed G LENT N. Burglars broke into the home of Mrs. John D. Zahn Thursday night and look about S200 in cash and valuables. Mrs. Zahn was sway from home at the at a funera parlor wake for her husband who was killed in Tuesday night's airplane (Continued on Page A-4. Col. 7) Crash Kills Woman and Blocks 101 SANTA MARIA Mrs. Ima Jean I-olt, 34, of San Pablo, was killed today in an early-morning truck-car acci- dent which blocked north and southbound traffic on U. S. Highway 101 for four hours. The California Highway Pa- trol said Mrs. Lott apparently was standing in front of her car stalled on the highway four miles south of here when a tanker carrying oil struck her vehicle from behind. Alter jamming the car for- ward into Mrs. Lott, the truck, driven by Charles Foster, 61, Santa Maria, continued up an embankment. The trailer broke oose. crashed, exploded and caught fire, spreading burning 1 across 101, the CHP said. For the next four hours, traffic was routed around the wreckage through Orcutt. Plane Reports Ship Clue Seen NEW YORK plane has reported sighting what could be the hatch cover from the Hans Hedtoft, Danish ship which was hit by an iceberg last Friday. The Coast Guard cutter Campbell said Thursday that a U. S. Air Force plane sighted the object about 50 miles cast of Greenland Cape. Stains, pos- sibly made by oil, were also re- ported sighted on surface ice. The Umanak, sister ship of the Hedtoft, was dispatched the area to investigate. y   

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