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Press-Telegram (Newspaper) - February 18, 1959, Long Beach, California Jazz Musician's Mother-in-Lqw -JL in, Wife Shot IKE SAYS RUSSIANS MUST BEGIN ANY SHOOTING WAR The Southland's Finest Evening Newspaper LONG BEACH 12, CALIF., WEDNESDAY, FEB. 18, 1959 Vol. 16 PRICE 10 CENTS CLASSIFIED HE 54 PAGES HOME EDITION guard PORRAZZO, jazz musician and singer known as Johnny Zorro, holds his son, Page, 5, in Glen- .dale Tuesday night. Pazarro's wife, Rona, was wounded and his mother-in-law killed by a gun- -NIKS. RONA PORRAZZO Wounded ROBERT MASON Sought as-Gunman for A-Clouds Could Pave Way for 'Moons' -With Video Cameras WASHINGTON ica's seeing-eye Vanguard II was described today as per- haps capable of spotting a nuclear explosion cloud, and as a forerunner for future satellites .carrying actual tele- vision cameras. These prospects and possi- bilities were.outlined to the House Space Committee by Dr. John P. Hagen of the Na tional Aerbanutics and Space Administration. Rep. James Fulton (R-Pa) suggested that means the United States is in a posi- tion where it can keep check on world atomic explosions without an international in- spection agreement. He said that "really outflanks the dis- cussions" with Russia on an inspection system. wife of jazz musician grounded and her mother of a rejected- suitor. t investigators said the suitor sta'g'ed an ambush Tuesday ruijtitthat wounded Mrs. Ibrfaine Porrazzo, 31. Her mother, Mrs.. Susan Jamerson, touched off, police said, by SOVIET SOUVENIR v This.presentation of a shotgun to Soviet Premier.Nikita Khrushchev at Tula, south of Moscow, Tuesday proved an apt coincidence. The Red leader, speaking of Berlin, warned the West that "if anybody should start shooting, this will mean the beginning of war." Khrushchev, warmly clad against snow and cold, received the weapon from craftsmen at Tula's 250-y'ear-old gun Wirephoto.) Khrushchev M Gets U.S. Answer Tells Conference That West Allies Only io Do Duty WASHINGTON dent Eisenhower said em- phatically today that if ther's is any shooting over West Berlin it will be started by the' Soviet not by the Western allies. The President told a news conference the allies have no intention of taking the first stop in a shooting war. He was commenting on an assertion by Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev that any attempt by the Western allies to shoot their way to West Berlin would mean war. EISENHOWER said Khrushchev must have' been talking about shooting by Communist forces to stop the Iwestern allies from doing eir duty. The President was alluding [to pledges by the allits to maintain their rights of com- jmunication with West Berlin. Eisenhower underscored his .position by setting forth his twice in the 30-minute news conference. On other matters, the'Presi- dent said: Medics Set Dulles Sec- of Stale Dulles' doctors zmnpunced today they have agreed unanimously on a plan Cffr treatment of his cancer, beginning Friday with radia- 46, of Boston, Mass., died in- stantly. An appoints bulletin was issued for Robert Leonard Mason, 40 year old sheet metal worker. Police said he been attentive to Mrs. Porrazzp for some time but that she had rejected him. Detective Capt. W. E. Hegi said Mason hid in Mrs. Por- razzo's home during her ab- sence. Gunfire broke out when the two women entered the house. Mrs. Porrazzo fired back with a small-caliber pis- tol, Hegi said, but Mason evi- dently escaped injury. THERE WAS NO immedi- ate word whether such an as- sessment is entertained In the government agencies primar- ily concerned with the inspec- tion issue. Hagen, director of the NASA Vanguard division, re- plied "I would think so, when asked by Fulton wheth- er Vanguard II would be able to 'spot a disturbance pro- duced by a nuclear explosion and transmit this data back to earth immediately. But Hagen promptly quali- fied this by adding that he wanted to wait on what data comes in before, saying just how small a cloud the 'satel- lite can detect. In response to another ques- ion, Hagen said it is too early Boy Falls 17 Stories and Lives Berlin Move Means Red Boss Says Boycotted by Whites Va. School tlon" therapy. State Department Press Chief Lincoln White made p'ublic the medical bulletin. It said Duties continued to recover from the hernia ope- ration last Friday in which recurrence of -his 1956 ab- dominal cancer was discov- ered. WHITE SAID the radia- tion.' treatment will be admin- istefed externally once a day sta'rtfng Friday. He said the million-volt "X-ray machine ai Walter Reed Army Medical Center will be used. In', response to questions White said he did not know whether the doctors had de termined how widespreac tfulles' cancer is. He also saic Ke'did not know what othe treatments would follow thi radiation nor how long thi X-ray treatment would b< ZORRO, WHOSE real name is Porrazzo, was in Las Vegas for a nightclub engagement at the time. The couple's 5-year-old son was present during the shoot- ing hut was unhurt. Hegi said both Mrs. Porrazzo and .her son named Mason as the layer of Mrs. Jamerson. Mrs. Porrazzo signed a com- laint last year charging ilason broke into her home nd criminally attacked her A jury failed to reach a ver- Vlason broke into the home and severely beat Mrs. For- weaxher, with the rain becom- ict. On Jan. 16, police said, (Continued ori Pg. A-4, Col. 5) Showers Fall, More in Offing Light showers started fall- ing on Long Beach today in what the Weather Bureau said might be the prelude to a rainy weekend. The U. S. weather forecast- er said the light showers probably would c o n t i n u e! through the night. Partly cloudy .weather was forecast for Thursday. However, the bureau said that more showers would fol- low Thursday's partly cloudy NEW YORK UP) An 11- year-old boy is alive after falling IV stories from an apartment window. He landed in a low bush on a soggy lawn Tuesday. The boy, James Bell, a Negro, suffered two brokenl wrists, two broken elbows, a ilack eye and internal injur: !S. After four hours in the operating room, he was list- ed in critical condition at a hospital. HIS FATHER, Luther Bell, 38, said the boy had sneaked a quarter to buy potato chips, By HAROLD K. MILKS MOSCOW (AP) Premier Khrushchev warned today that any attempt by the Western allies to shoot their way to West Berlin would mean war wilh the Soviet Union. "No encroachments against East German territory, center of which Berlin is sit- uated, can be tolerated either by land, water or Khrushchev declared in a and had been sent into his bedroom as punishment. A short time later, an older brother looked into the room and found it empty. He looked out the window and 200 feet small fig- ure lying on the lawn. Police, who were told that James' eyesight is bad, listed his'plunge as an accident. razzo and her in-laws, Mr. and Mrs. James Porrazzo. ing moderate to heavy at times. Weather-- Partly cloudy tonight and Thursday. Not much change in temperature. Maximum temperature by noon today: 62. speech at Tula, an industrial center 120 miles south of Vloscow. 'Some Western statesmen :ry to frighten us by saying if we prevent them reaching West Berlin, they would be gin to he continued "But to everybody it is evi dent that if they begin to shoot, this will mean the be ginning of war." THE SPEECH, given Tues day, was made public toda; by the Soviet news agenc; Tass. The Western powers havi proposed a Big Four foreign ministers parley on Germany this spring but have not sai T DM AIWCUM rrm It is natural that in any underdeveloped country the problem of agriculture and food supply should assume paramount importance. This is particularly true in China where famine has stalked the land from time immemorial and grain has been imported since 1721. During the last 100 years, what with a series of wars with western nations, continuous Japanese aggression after 1931, a 30-year civil war and a six-year World War II, there has been a constant state of political unrest, eco- nomic dislocation and recurring'famine. China has-not known peace all over the country for even two consecu- tive years during the past century. ABOUT 25 YEARS AGO, when China, in the throes of widespread famine, appealed to the International Red Cross, the Red Cross declined help on the ground that it was designed to meet national emergencies but that famine in China was not an emergency but a chronic state of affairs! Again, the situation between 1946 and 1949. was so desperate that the price of a measure of rice, thanks to rocketing inflation, soared and kept changing from hour to hour. What have the Communists done to solve the food problem? While there .was some shortage of food and famine three years ago, the problem has been solved today from the quantitative point of view. No one starves in China now. Though the common man does not have meat or fruit, everybody gets at least a bowl of rice and some cabbage. This is saying a great deal when you remember that China's population today is about 650 million. ANY SATISFACTORY SOLUTION of the food prob- lem in Asian countries implies revolutionary changes in land ownership and methods of cultivation, The Chinese Communists have effected, by and large successfully, such drastic changes. Their agrarian reforms have passed through four distinct changes between 1949 and 1958. I do not think these stages were necessarily planned as such over a 10-year period. The government embarked upon them as circumstances demanded. Of course, the over-all objective of food for all workers and some kind of collective ownership of the land were there from the beginning, though earlier observers were misled on the real and revolutionary nature of the program by the land distribution scheme. There were some who even believed the Chinese Communists were merely agrarian reformers. The first stage witnessed the public trials of landlords. And when the long-suffering peasantry knew that the new regime meant business, they accused the landlords of all the crimes known to harsh treatment, with- holding grain from a starving peasant's family, raping the peasant's daughter or taking his women as concubines, down to brutal murder. It is possible that some landlords were guilty of these crimes, but there were no lawyers to defend them. Com- (Continued on Pg. A-4, Col. 1) LIBBY, FROM the Univef- sity of Chicago, will have completed three years of his five-year term on June 30. Ten days ago Libby told a reporter he intended to leave the AEC by midsummer but added, "I am not mad at any- body." He said he would return to teaching but that it was not definite then where he would teach. He is 50. As an AEC member, Libby has concerned himself with the atomic-weapons controversy. He has taken the position that radio-active fall-'. out from atomic testing is not; sufficiently harmful to the stopping of tests as some scientists contend.