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Press-Telegram (Newspaper) - March 10, 1959, Long Beach, California LOOT RECOVERED 4 'Amateur' Robbers Seized in Bank Holdup U. S. REJECTS MR. K'S BID ON BERLIN TROOPS THREE OF THE "AMATEUR" BANDITS accused of holdup of a Massapequa, N. Y., bank while wearing grotesque Halloween masks are lined up at Nassau County police headquarters after their arrest. From left are William McHen- ry, 31, insurance salesman; Richard Hatch, 53, blueprint developer; and Ana- tole Rylsky, 44, tavernkeeper. They were caught dividing photo.) Ike Convinced Defense Plan Meets Needs WASHINGTON WV-Presi- dent Eisenhower was quoted .today as saying he is con- vinced his defense program meets the needs of the situa- tion despite the alarms voiced by some Congressional Demo- crats. Republ i c a n Congressional leaders reported after their regular weekly White House session that Eisenhower also said he of course puts the defense of the country ahead of everything else. There have been sugges tions from Democratic critics that Eisenhower was so bent on balancing the budget that he was ready to weaken de- fenses in order to do it. 6 THE DEFENSE program was reviewed thoroughly, the GOP leaders said, during meeting with the President. The review was against the background of mounting de mands among some Demo crats that defense spending be increased, and more man power provided for the armct services. Both Rep. Charles A. Hal leek of Indiana, the Hous GOP leader, and Sen. Leveret Saltonstall a mem her of the Senate Armed Serv ices Committee, told newsmc that in their opinion the Pres ident is the outstanding ex pert in the field of nationa defense needs. Halleck added that the Re publican leaders who attenc ed today's weekly sessio were in absolute agreemen with Eisenhower that the de fense program is adequate. The demands in Congres for stepped-up defense spent ing have been linked particu larly with the Berlin situation MASSAPEQUA, N. Y. UP) men with a variety of ordinary occupations who allegedly decided to take up a new rob- seized early to- day less than 15 hours after a fast-moving but amateurish stickup here Monday. Officers burst in on three of the men counting stacks of bills at the home of one of them. The police action as so fast none of the men ad a chance to grab at any the guns in a small arsenal them. The look on their faces as said one the raiding officers. Arrest of the quartet so uickly was attributed to Dad, Three Kiddies Die in Home Fire LISBON FALLS, Maine children and their step-father perished in a roaring inferno early today when fire leveled their two- story home. Neighbors said Lester Sim- mons, a 30-year-old laborer, was trapped in an attempt to rescue the children. One of the children re- portedly pushed her mother, Sara, to safety through a sec- ond-story window, then be- came trapped herself as a door shut, on her. THOMAS PARKS Implicated Others >ainstaking detective wor >ased on the slimmest incident seemingl unrelated to a bank robber} DETECTIVES GOT a t: that one of the men, Thoma 'arks, 27-year-old plumber i Bay Shore, N. Y., had gone 1 New York recently to buy pair of handcuffs. Parks was picked up fi questioning about 10 p.m less than eight hours aft the robbery at machinegu point of the Security Nation Bank in this Long Jslan community. Officers thoug there might be some conne lion with recent robberies which victims were han cuffed, although none h; been used at the bank. Parks denied buying ai handcuffs, authorities sai finally admitted he h bought some grotesque face (Continued on Pg. A-6, Col. 2) raq Radio >ays Revolt s Crushed Russ Saying Same Thing, Aids Assert Brandt Blasts Soviet Proposal at Expansion Try Compiled from AP t UP] The United States today dismissed as meaningless So- viet Premier Nikita Khrush- chev's offer to let some Allied troops remain in West Berlin if it became a "free proposed by the Russians. State Department spokes- man Lincoln White said this offer and other so-called con- cessions made by the Russian eader in recent statements are "simply saying the same thing over in different terms." White said all of Khrush- chev's recent "suggestions are a variant of the original one" made by Russia in its note of Nov. 27. At that time Khrushchev urged the West- ern Allies to pull their forces out of West Berlin by May 27 and permit it to become a "demilitarized free city." HOME The Southland's Finest Evening Newspaper LONG BEACH 12, CALIF., TUESDAY, MARCH 10, 1959 Vol. LXXII-No. 31 PRICE 10 CENTS CLASSIFIED HE 2-5959 30 PAGES TELEPHONE HE 5-1161 EDITION I Six Editions Daily) DA Launches Rebuttal in Duncan Case Defense Rests After Mistrial Motion Rejected VENTURA (ffl The de fense rested its case today In the Elizabeth Duncan murde: trial and the prosecution sen to the stand a string of re buttal witnesses. Their testimony was de signed to put the finishing touches on the prosecution' BEIRUT, Lebanon IP- aq's government claimed to ay it had crushed a Nation- ist revolt and huge crowds wept through Baghdad pro- aiming support for Premier bdcl Karim Kassem, the! aqui radio reported. Slogans shouted by demon- :rators could be heard clear- f over the Baghdad Long live Kassem." "Down itri damn Eisenhower" and Down with the plotters." The radio-said the demon' trators marched to the min- ,try of defense .to proclaim leir allegiance to Kassem in ront of his office. The demonstrators handed Cassem a set of resolutions. )ne asked him to "take the ecessary punitive and diplo- matic measures against coun- ies plotting against the raq Baghdad said. THE RESOLUTION men- ioned no nation but it pre umably referred to the Unit- id Arab Republic. It echoec i government official' :harge that an unnamed for eign power had stirred up th rouble. The rebels had an nounced sympathy with Pres dent Nasser's program fo Arab unity. The rebels, whether b; choice or necessity, main :ained radio silence after sign ng off with a final claim t control of all north Iraq las midnight. The silence wa utter and eerie. The victory declarations o Premier Abdel Karim Kas sem's Communist influence regime via Radio Baghdad me no further challenge on Mk die East airwaves. MYSTERY still surrounde the insurrection led by Co Abdel Wahab Shawaf in oi rich Mosul for few specif details had been disclosed b either side. THE RUSSIANS also said that in any event, they pro- posed to turn their sector of East Berlin over to the Ger- man Communists and force (Continued on Pg. A-6, Col. 2) case. The WHERE TO FIND IT A new synthetic rubber, made in the Torrance area, las proved as tough and dur- able as natural real )0on for the United States in case of A-2. Weather- Mostly clear tonight, but early morning fog Wednesday. Slightly cooler. Maximum tem- perature by noon today: 67. Beach B-l Hal B-7 B-7 D-l to 6 7 C-6 Death B-2. B-6 B-3 Shipping C-8 C-l to C-5 Tides, TV, D-I B-7 B-4, 5 Airliner With Dublin Mayor Forced Back SHANNON, Ireland An Irish Superconstellatio airliner with Dublin's woma mayor and 53 other person aboard made it safely bac to Shannon Airport today o hree engines from 700 mil out over the Atlantic. The mayor, Mrs. Catherin Byrne, was on her way Boston for the St. Patrick Day celebration and a montl tour of the United States. Eisenhower Selects Israel Ambassador WASHINGTON R. Reid, a director of the Ne York Herald Tribune, w nominated by President Eise hower today to be amba sador to Israel He w named to succeed Edward Lawson. publican. Reid, 33, is a R L B.-Rome Flight Ends South An attempted mstop flight from Long :ach to Rome, Italy, in a ngle-engine' plane ended MX) miles short of its goal at :14 a.m. CST today when lot Bill Mullen was forced iwn at Bristol, Tenn., by me- ianical difficulty. A local representative of e Mooney Aircraft Co., wnsors of the flight, said ullen elected to land after
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