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   Press-Telegram (Newspaper) - February 12, 1959, Long Beach, California                             STORIED WABASH RIVER RUNS CARS STAY UPRIGHT mO Cheat Death in Pennsy Wreck m LONG BEACH II, CALIF Evening THURSDAY, FEB. 12, PRICE n.'CENTS CLASSIFIED HE fELEPHONEHE S-1U1 HOME EDITION (Six Editions Daily] Probe Told icve on JHI ARE BROKEN and 'ties 'twisted'under one of ft jl tra.ia.cars that'derailed but stayed upright'today 'on .outskirts; of Housewife Slays Boy in Holdup BALTIMbRE Penn- ylvania Railroad passenger rain, clicking along at 80 miles an hour toward .New York, slipped off the rails about 10 mites east of Balti- more today'and plowed up several hundred yards of tracks and ties. TAMPA, Flai' shot to -death by. a young Tampa housewife as .he at tempted an armed robbery in her. home Wednesday :nigh was identified today as James Carrol Newsom, 16. The boy was fatally shot by Mrs. Walter Haumesser, 26 'as he held her 21-year-olc sister. Miss Pat .Johnson, a gunpoint arid attempted to use her as a shield. He was iden tified by his father, Lewis T Newsom, who had come tp the police station to report his son missing. Mrs. Haumesser told police she and Miss Johnson, who Detective Reveals What-Transpired at Apalachin', N. Y. A New'York City detec.tiy estified today gangland over ords meet ing in Apalachin reprieved a'' racketeer1 death sentence .but' fined .him his activities'i the juke-box business. L't James S. Mooney of th lew York police criminal! squad said; polk: nformation'- is 'that the i dividual, was: Carmine 'Lorn hobd- uhi with: a long -record.' told- the'! Senate Rackets' investigating Com- mittee that Lombardozzi-was not; permitted iito attend a rearing his case at .an alleged crime convention at Apalachin in November 1957: Instead, Mooney said, Lorn bardozzi was forced1 to cop! his heels in a garage while More Rain Looms as Seas of Water Ever ICE AND WATER pour through one of several breaks in floodwall of Wabash River at Peru, Ind. Thou- sands were'forced'to leave their homes. Bridge, background, was closed as precaution Wirephotp) Calif.Huni Is on for awaiting the verdict of a council of higher-ups at the crime meeting. W "THIS PERSON was sched- uled 'to Mooney testified, "but instead his situation was considered by. a cojincil made up of certain ligher-ranking individuals Sat ri" sorts aboard were hospitals; 'All to .Earlier, in connection .with testimony by Benjamin Gott HANFORD: WV-A, kidnap- rapist-who warned he would never be taken' alive'is the object of an intense' three- county manhunt today. The fugitive was believed to. be Ronald' E.' Latham, 26 who, fled Tuesday from the state prison medical facility at VacavUle.': His description fits that'of a.iruuv.whp forcet hisoifay .into far, ief Modesto W.ednesdayVjmade driver take him south to nea releajed after checkups, lieb, head of the- '.Majestic hospital spokesmen of the. remaining suffered more than minor 'injuries, The electric engine.and ail 11 cars stayed upright, .al- most.unbelievable in view pf coin-machine business. Ojperiting Co., Brooklyn, jiike- bbx-vending machine firbi, LorAbardozzl had been identi- fied: as a powerful figure in York and Brooklyn with the Haumessers, .watching television lived were tyhen Newsom entered the front door with a pistol in his hand. He wore gloves-and h'ad a silk stocking over his face. I YOUR MONEY from your Mrs.'Haumesser quoted him: asp saying. .She said she went to the path of track destruction it caused. The railroad said it had not established the cause of the derailment; f'i Officer- Henry Crusse of the Baltimore County Police who was one of the first to arrive at the said in his official re- port that'he was told a piece of steel 15 inches wide, %ths nch thick and. about 8 feet bng had dropped off a south- >ound freight train shortly xfore the'' accident.' He said he was told that as the'engine came out of a slight curve -and into a straightaway, the engineer noticed a "kind of ripple" on City, where., he and .then disap- Committee Counsel Robert f.- .Kennedy said Mooney's testimony gave the' first re- liable' indication of what was discussed at a secret gather home of Joseph Barbara at Apalachin.' 'SierL John L. McClellan (T> the committee chair- man, asked who got the 000 fine. 1 "SIR, IF WE knew that, we'd have the whole story of Mooney replies. KetUeman her peared. The woman, -whose nami was. withheld, told King County deputies that the kid naper told her he would ge a gun from a friend, The fugitive was believec last seen by two .waitresse in'A''cafe at Lost Hills, Kern County. Authorities' voiced littl doubt'tnat the rapist was.La than.'Harold Field', assistan superintendent at the Vaca ville facility, said a woman car stolen about the tim Latham escaped was foun n Modesto near the scene o the-kidnaping. into "Presumably it goes (Continued on Pg. A-5, Col. 2) .Bedroom as the youth held the- gun on her sister. She took a .22-caliber pistol from the headboard on the bed and relumed to the living room where she found Newsom using Miss' Johnson as a shield. "I know you got a gun now put it down or I'll kill Mrs. Haumesser quot- ed" him as saying. She said Miss Johnson suddenly stepped aside and she quickly fired four shots at; the Newsom boy. The wounded youth ran from the house and collapsed. He died Jater in a hospital.' POLICE SAID HIS pistol was not loaded. :Asst. State Atty. Ralph RoUsseau. termed shoot- ing justifiable homicide. The dead youth's father wept as he told a-reporter: "The only.thing I can think of is he must have done it just for a thrill.. It couldn't have been money. He could 'get all the money he wanted. the rails and tried to stop. Then came the derailment. Crusse did. not say who had given him that informa- tion. The railroad said it could neither confirm nor deny the report. THE ENGINEER, L. Winsey, who was uninjured, Continued on Pg. A-5, Col. 1) Prisoner Is Killed in Akotroz Fight SAN FRANCISCO catraz convict Walter D. Mol lett, 52, of St. Joseph, Mo., was killed in a fight with an- other prisoner today, Warden Paul J. Madigan announced. Madigan said Jack Twining, 23, of Winston-Salem, N. C., struck Mollett a blow on the Laguna, still farther east, h; head with a sharp object. Snow in Hills in S. D. County SAN DIEGO on inland mountains today the rainstorm that dumpec 1.07 inches on San Diej moved eastward. Cuyamaca Mountain sorts, 50 miles inland, r ceived 2.10 inches of ra which changed to snow a was still faHing today. IV inches of snow. LEADER Thousands Honor Memory of Lincoln By Attocltfed PreiV Abraham Lincoln was termed-incomparable today ithoysands- joined in paying homage to his lemory in the United States and abroad. That singular .ord of praise was voiced by one of the ranking Lin- oln scholars, Carl Sandburg, before a'joirit session of Congress. The white-hil.red poet put this .way: ofien: in; the story of Tianikind dojs- -a.rhan arrive Ike Urges Banks ock and aa-soft.'as drifting og, ,who holds in. his heart the paradox of errible storm and peace un- peakable and perfect. The ncomparable Abraham Lin- oln, bom 150 years ago this ay, is an approach of not perfect realization of this haracter." SANDBURG WAS the prin ipal speaker at ceremonies n Washington- attended by ustices of the t Supreme Court, and members of the President's Cabinet and the diplomatic corps. WASHINGTON dent Eisenhower today urged Congress to approve inimedi ately a-. in- crease' in this country's gold and dollar contribution to the International Monetary Fund, a 50 per. cent increase. In a special message, Eisen- Ex-Sailor Saves Five Tots in Fire EL MONTE UP) "I 'can't stand to see women cry." That's the explanation Jim Glenn, 21, former sailor; gave when -police credited him with heroic action Wednes- Mrs. Rita -Ann Hooper .'ran across 'the. street sho.uting frantically that on fire and her children .were inside.. has a. room nearby, .ran ;Hooper house, in.'a locket door and began rescue duty It took five trips to get ou Fifteen-, hundred: families were left homeless today as the' crest of the flooding Wa- bash' River jnoyed down- stream, toward -Terre' Hurte after spilling over parts ;-pf several cities. Predictions -of rain, start- ing tonight and. possibly con- tinuing into Saturday, added to the danger. Mild temperatures in :the 40s today, and the 50s Friday indicated- the possibility of breakups" of ice jams that contributed to" the worst floods in 46 years at Peru and Wabash. An estimated 675 families moved from their homes at Peru .when the Wabash surged through sandbags .and poured over at the north and south ends of the city Wednesday night ''The water' level then began to drop. Thirteen northern and cen- tral were in a state of emergency. NEARLY KM. families were evacuated -in 'the .Lafayette area before, the river stage fcan' falling Terre Haute-appeared to .be 'next-major trouble spot in Indiana. -.Conditions'appeared easing in northern Ohio. Rampaging streams subsided here.' The major trouble spots :Were Fremont and Sewaric. :G6v. HaroW Handley' of indiafja.has asked .President Eisenhower ,to designate -as disaster areas 'the 13 coun- Butch, Gene, 3; Jimmy, .4; and the twins, Levi and Linda, 7 months. said the-fire started when Jimmy stuffed some. paper against an elec- tric .heater. Minion Rfe Ruins Famed Burke Hotel ties he declared in a state of emergency. National guardsmen pa- trolled..Peru's south side ,to guard against looting in some homes. The drop in the Wabash River took water out of a big-industrial area in Wsbash. Lincoln's Gettysburg Address. hower also asked. a; doubling Mont._WV- of .United States subscrip- tion to the capital of World Bank from Fast draining of Peru's west side was; expected. IN', the, flooding Sandusky back toward its.banks after an ice jaml .caused '.the- .stream to nearly two of; .water into "dbwh- About Actor Frederic March read to This new quota, however, involves There wasn't even standing no cash outlay. room in galleries. On hand were such one-time notables as former Vice President Hen- ry Wallace and former Sen. Tom Connally of Texas, for years chairman of the-Senate Foreign Relations Committee. But to most of those pres- the chief attraction was Sandburg.' The white-haired Lincoln historian told the assemblage Lincoln belongs to many countries because "he stands for decency, honest dealings, plain talk and funny stories." of- the House Sam Rayburn introduced Sandburg (Continued on Pg. A-5, Col. 5) was a good boy. just can't understand it." Weather- Partly dandy tonight and Friday. SBgbdy warmer Friday after- noon. Maiirrram tem- perature by noon today: O. Predict Area Showers to End Today Showers dampened the Long Beach area aigain today, trie weatherman stuck to lis guns and predicted dry skies; for Friday. The storm front which brought new rain, to the Southland earlier this wi has moved "but clear- ng behind th'is front is very the Weather Bureau explained. Light rain this morning dropped .08 inch of moisture on Long Beach, raising the season rain total to 2.17 inches. Last year at this time, rainfall tooled 8.91 inches. Snow level-was down to feet Partly cloudy weather and slightly warmer temperatures were forecast for Friday. Other member nations are being asked to do the same. THE INCREASES; unani- mously recommended by the governing boards of the nation financial institutions, are- necessary to keep their resources abreast of expand- ing world trade and the rising demand for investment cap- ital in underdeveloped lands, he said. The big chunk of cash for the monetary fund would not unbalance Eisenhower's billion-dollar budget for fiscal 1960 if Congress provides as requested before July 1. In his budget message sent to Congress last month, Ei- senhower included the amount under projected spending be- fore June 30. It is part of the deficit he esti- mated for the current year. WHERE TO FIND IT State Legislative Analyst A. Alan Post has recommend- ed large increases in state college and university student fees as one way to reduce the state's deficit See Page A-7. fLYING SNOW Shirley Hed, 5, of Duhitfi, is delighted over ride in a snow saucer but her passenger, Snoopy, well guarded against a head cold, is Beach B-I. Hal A-21. A-21. to 11. A-18, It. A-13. Death B-2. A-20. B-3. Shlpfrfas O4. C-l, 2, 3. TbeaUi i. Page C-5. TV, Radio C-12. Vital e C-4. A-21. B-4, 5, 8. Your A-2. The Burke Hotel, a-landmark troyed in a million-dollar fire (Continued on Pg. A-5, Col. 3) WATCH THAT FIRSJ STfP With a pair of snowshoes, Connie Payton is wen equipped as she starts off on a survey pf the land- scape in downtown Mason City, Iowa, today. Heavy snow hit northern   

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