Press Telegram, March 12, 1959

Press Telegram

March 12, 1959

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Press-Telegram (Newspaper) - March 12, 1959, Long Beach, California CONGRESS OKS HAWAII STATEHOOD WHO NEEDS A MARCH WIND? With the aid of two .fans and a tissue paper kite, Marcos Varela 4, and Lohnie Loquet, 11, keep up with the kite-flying season although they are con- fined to Orthopedic Hospital, Los Angeles. Marcos .underwent surgery for a club foot while Lonnie is partially paralyzed by spine photo.) Nasser Rips 'Red Terror1 Reign in Iraq 'DAMASCUS, Syria President Nasser accused Iraqui Premier Abdel Karim Kassem today of isolating Iraq from Arab nationalism trying to bring all Arab peoples "under a. Communist reign of terror." This was the strongest at- tack Nasser has yet made on Kassem. Speaking to students demonstrating before the presidential palace, he usec words much harsher than he did Wednesday when he criti- cized Kassem for hostility to the United Arab Republic. Ike, Macmillan to Hold Secluded Parleys at Camp 323-89 Vote Sends Bill to White House Actual Admission to Be Delayed by Ballot Requirement WASHINGTON gress today voted admission of Hawaii to the Union as the 50th state. The "aloha" for the state hood long-awaited by the tropical-Pacific islands came when the House gave final approval to the bill passed by the Senate 76-15 Wednesday nigfvt. The House action sent the bill on to President. Eisen- hower whose signature was assured. The House vote was 323-89. The actual admission will be delayed for several months by the mechanics of proced- ure which includes holding an election in Hawaii. It likely will be late July, possibly as late as October, before the 50th state formally joins the Union. As the House roll call reached the 218 affirmative votes needed for passage, Gov. William F. Quinn, who was waiting here, telephoned a signal for bonfire celebra- tions to be touched off in Hawaii. The Finest Evening Newspaper LONG BEACH 12, THURSDAY, MARCH 12, 1959 Vol. 33 PRICE 10 CENTS CLASSIFIED HE 2-5951 ft PAGES TELEPHONE HE 5-1161 HOME EDITION (Six Editions Daily) President Eisenhower and Britain's Prime Minister Macmillan will go to a secluded mountain lodge for their initial talks starting March 20 on the Berjin crisis The sessions will be at Eisenhower's retreat in the Catoctin Mountains near Thurmont, Md. Announcing this today, the fhite House said the Presi ent and Macmillan probably ill be at the lodge for at ast three days through liarch 22. This would be a Mercury Rises to 88 Here Nasser alluded to strength of the U.A.R. force, but avoided saber- rattling. "We are determined never to attack another Arab state or kill another Arab he said in explanation of why the U.A.R. had simply pro tested a reported Iraqi air at- tack Tuesday on a Syrian vil- lage. THE ATTACK had attended Baghdad announcements of the collapse of the nationalist rebellion against Kassem's Communist-influenced regime. "We are capable of-return- ing the blow double, but we refrained from doing so be- cause the villages we would The bubbled up to the a sultry 88 in downtown Long Beach today, making it the hottest day of the year. And there was no smog to dull the beauty of the day Wednesday, the mercury registered 87 test of the Municipa Airport. Ocean breezes held temperatures to 83 degree: downtown. More clear, warm weathe is in store for Friday, thi weatherman said. Explosions, Flames Destroy L. A. Plant ANGELES UP) have hit are purely Arab vil- Flames tllat a serie lages, with which we have close Arab Nasser said. .The U.A.R. government protested to Iraq that Iraqi warplanes strafed the village of Hamoudiya during raids on neighboring Iraqi villages in Mosul Province across the border. There has been speculation that the strafing might have (Continued Page A-5, Col. 2) WHERE TO FIND IT has agreed to Gov. Brown's proposals to halt intra-union strife. See Pages A.-2 and A-3 for this and other legislative news. LEGISLATORS WHOOP itT-UP Wednesday night to make Hawaii the 50th state. Wearing leis are (from left) Dolores pemoc'ratic National Conimitteewoman from Honolulu; Sen.; Henry M Jackson floor1 leader oh'tKe'bill; Hawaii Gov. William F. Quinn, who arrived when vote was being taken; and Sen. Thomas Kuchel Measure passed Senate photo.-) IT WAS a moment the residents of the last incorporated territory under he American flag had await- ed for more than 50 years. Hawaii will be the first is- and state. But Alaska's ad- mission as the 49th state had already broken through a long argument from some Con- gress members admitting ter- ritories not joined-geographi- cally to the other states. Congressional opposition, which had kept the: door slammed shut on Hiwaij, melted in the final hours of House debate. Speaker Sam Riybum (D- who orice said the state- hood bill would pass over his Hawaii Plans Pdpalyzed Bride to Celebrate Whole >ead in Blaze; ng Sat- rday and Sunday. Press Secretary James C. 'agerty said that does not ecessarily mean the talks rill last only three days. HAGERTY LEFT open the of a longer stay at lie rustic lodge, or continua ion of'the talks in Washing- on or elsewhere. In response to a question, Hawaii is so happy over becoming a state that the people will cele'- Within minutes after Con gress passed the statehoot bill, Gov. William F. Quinn proclaimed a one-day holiday t6 begin at once. Kids got out of school dead body, came over in the Business places closed last hour. JUST BEFORE the final vote, the House shouted down a motion by Rep. John R. Pillion (R-NY) to send the bill back to committee. A voice vote turned back an amendment to allow any other United States islands in the Pacific, not a part of California, Oregon, Waihing- Hagerty lopeful said Eisenhower is that Secretary of ton, or Alaska, to become part fires, fireworks, public enter Itate Dulles, still in a hospital grestf. of the state of Hawaii upon future authorization by Con bride who had been'paralyzed for ears dead -Wednesday afternoon in an over- 'he'r'home .Here arid police.held her hus- S i m u 11 a n e ously, sirens! which are usually used for air raid and tidal wave warnings were sounded. Church bells were ringing. In the churches, next Sun- day will be observed with prayer as "statehood Sun- day." ON -i THE first night of statehood, there will be bon- or- radiation treatment for cancer, will be able to par- icipate in some of the Anglo- American talks. There was no word whether Dulles, who has been hpspi- alized since Feb. 10, would be able to travel to the Catoc- tin Mountain lodge.. Last weekend Dulles left the hos- pital for brief automobile rides in Washington parks. MEANWHILE, -Macmillan carried his plea for Western flexibility in the Berlin crisis Rcp. W. R. Poage who offered the amendment, said it would foreclose the possibility of creating addi- tional separate states in the Pacific Ocean. Delegate John A. Burns CD- Hawaii) closed general debate on the bill with assurance that Hawaii will demonstrate smaller vonfires will be light tainment and dancing (hula, of course) in the streets. The city of Honolulu will light the biggest international blaze burning logs sent from the other 4! states and 91 free nations Most of the logs were col lected by Lions Clubs around the world. In other communitie throughout the island chain ngrid Gets Custody of 3 Children ROME Rome court today provisionally awarded film star Ingrid Bergman chief ustody of the three children >orn to her and film director Roberto Rossellini. The ruling, described as revisory pending a final de- ision, said Rossellini should lave certain visiting rights nd holiday company of the children. The children Robertino and twin girls, Isotta and Isa- that "the thing you are doing will be a great thing in the annals of American history and of man." He said feelings of himself and Hawaiians "cannot be described in words as this (Continued Page A-5, Col. I) Beach B-l. Hal A-27. A-27. C-7 to 13. B-10, 11. B-S. Death B-2. A-26. B-3. Shipping A-12. C-l, 2, 7. A-18. Tides, TV, C-U. Vital A-12. A-27. Your A-2.' to WestiGermany today. But ed by. those experts at build ing Boy Scouts. The U.S. Army, Navy an Air Force was asked to ban die most of the fireworks. Throughout the next year here is what is planned: 1. A student exchange pro- gram between Hawaii and th other 49 states and free Asia nations. High school student from Hawaii will be sent to the other states and Pacific nations for one year and youths from those places will come to Hawaii. The visiting students will be housed in private homes. 2. A Pacific conference on youth fitness, which rhay de- into a "Youth Olym- oand for questioning. The body of Mrs. Gene vieve Haggerty, 41, was found by firemen when they an- swered an alarm at her home, 617 N. Warne St., at p.m. They said her body, which had been clad in a dressing gown, was badly charred. Bamboo curtains covering a window behind her were de- stroyed. Smoke filled the small residence. Her husband, plumb- er, had left for work at p.m. Jury Showni Olga in Grave Roadside; VENTURA pic- tures of the roadside grave containing the beaten Jihd strangled body of Olga Dun- can were shown to a jury in the Elizabeth Duncan mur- der trial today. "What a pitiful scene that Dist. Atty. Roy Gustafson said in his final argument. "All on the order of Elizabeth Duncan because she had such an intense hatred of Olga.and such an intense love of.her son." While Gustafson spoke, rfrs. Duncan, 54, sat staring head, a half smile on'.her ace. with their'mother n France, where a Paris court previously granted her custody. So the legal effect of the Rome court order is debatable. Rossellini filed the action. NEITHER ROSSELLlNl'nor Miss Bergman, now the wife of Swedish businessman Lar Schmidt, attended the hear ing. Both were in Paris. Judge Alberto Virgilio di INSERT MAP of Connecticut and Rhode Island shows rough comparison of the combined size of those two states with the principal islands of Hawaii group. Total square mileage of the Hawaiian Islands is Connecticut with square miles arid Rhode Island with total a bit velop pics." 3. An international cultural festival. 4. An international trade fair. 'Roses of Picardy' Composer, 76, Dies LONDON UPl Haydn Wood, composer of "Roses of Picardy" and other wist- ful ballads associated with birds, flowers and graceful old age, died in a London nursing home Wednesday night. Wood, 76, had an output ranging from ragtime to sym- phony in a productive span of .more than 50 years. reeled that the children should attend an Italian school in Paris. He said they should stay with their mother there from Nov. 1 to April 30 so they can attend the school. From April 30 until the start of the summer vacation, accord ing to this ruling, they are to stay with their mother in a villa at Choiselle, 25 miles from Paris, where they now reside. The judge said the children will spend the Christmas and Easter holiday alternately with Rosselini and Miss Bergman. He ruled further POLICE CHIEF Andrew Johnson said he could not understand how the woman >erished in so short a time and why there was so much 'lame in the place. At first it was believed ttie fire in the overstuffed chai might have started from a cig arette. .But the chief said a lighted cigarette would smoul der for a long time befor bursting into flames am making so much fire am smoke. Haggerty has agreed t take a lie detector test, th chief said. HER 'SON, Frank, 30, low- ered his head and lands over his eyes. Augustine Baldonado and Luis Moya were not in court as by described to the jurors the two laborers' story of how they kidnaped, b e a t arid (Continued Page A-5, that during summer vacations the children should spend two months with Rossellini in Italy or in another European country and one month with their mother, who was di- rected not to take them out of Europe. THE WOMAN was a pa :ient at Rancho Los Amigos Hospital, Downey, for several months prior to the time she met Haggerty six months ago while he was there on a visit. They were married Monday in Tijuana, and Haggerty brought his bride to his home here. Haggerty told police that he had moved his wife from her wheelchair to the softer over- stuffed chair as he prepared to leave for work. Tie had ar- ranged with neighbors earlier to call at the home and pre- pare her evening meal, since he was to work until 11 p.m. BRIEF WILL Weather- Clear tonight and sun- ny Friday. Slightly cool- er Friday. Maximum temperature by noon to- day: 88. Brother Leaves Sister 'the Works' EUREKA Mosley, 55, motel and res- taurant owner who died last week, didn't waste words in leaving his 000 estate to his sister. The complete will, as filed in Humboldt County Su- perior Court Wednesday: "I will to Ann Moslely the works." Man Indicted on Tobacco Firm Fraud CHICAGO UP> A Wichi- ta, Kan., man was a federal grand jury today of using the mails to defraud major tobacco firms of nearly a million dollars. The defendant in an indict- ment returned before Judge Philip L. Sullivan in U. S. Dis- trict Court is Jerome A. Drell. He operated the Consolidated Tobacco Co. of Chicago until it went bankrupt in 1954. The government accused Drell of mailing to creditors false statements of the .'fi- nancial worth of his company. lie PAUL D. KELLEFi, assist- ant U. S. district attorney, said Drell told the firms the company was worth when actual value was only Drell drew an annual sal- ary of and owed the concern he spent on high living, Keller related. Major tobacco manufac- turers and suppliers gave him credit on the strength of his statements and when the company went bankrupt in December 1954, the creditor! lost heavily, the government said. ;