Press Telegram, March 20, 1959

Press Telegram

March 20, 1959

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Press-Telegram (Newspaper) - March 20, 1959, Long Beach, California MACMILLAN OPEN BERLIN CRISIS TALKS JOHN H BALDWlN'is reunited in Charleston, W. Va., Thursday with his kid- naped wife and three Susan and Wirephoto) AF Bares Weird Airman Suicide in Test Chamber TUCSON, Ariz. 19-year-old airman sealed himself inside a high-altitude test chamber set for feet, then ripped off his oxygen mask in bizarre suicide at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. Mrs. Duncan Legally Sane, 2 Medics Say VENTURA defense retained psychiatrist said to- day that convicted murderess Elizabeth Duncan is legally sane hut mentally ill. 'Dr. Brunon Bielinski of Los Angeles reported on his ex- amination of Mrs. Duncan to a jury which will decide whether she will be sentenced to death or imprisonment. The jury convicted her of hiring the murder of her son's bride, Olga Duncan, 30. Dr. Bielinski said he con- cluded from two examinations of 54-year-old Mrs. Duncan that she has been "unstable, immature and impulsive her life." DR. BIEUNSKI said he had seen many persons of Mrs Duncan's type in mental in- stitutions. He testified that her condi- tion became aggravated about fiyjng. 10 years ago by the emotional shock of the sudden death of Page A-5, Col. 1) The body of A.3.C. Walter M. Moore of Anniston, Ala., was found in the chamber March 9. Details of the death were "released today by the Air Force. Officials at the base near Tucson said Moore had gone :o the building housing the leavy steel chamber to do some work the night of March 8. He apparently set the indi- cator at feet, almost as high as it would go, sealec himself in and waited for death, officials said. AN OXYGEN MASK found near the body. (The victim would have died at that altitude even with an oxygen mask, avia- tion-medicine experts say. His blood would have "boiled" because of the lack of air pressure.) An autopsy showed no evi- dence of foul play. Base officials said Moore left a suicide note, in which he asked that his associates not feel unkindly toward him a" for his action. Moore was a physiological technician with the 803rd Medical Group. He was one of several instructors who "went up" with students in the altitude chamber to .fa- miliarize them with high RICHARD PAYNE Fired Two Shots CHARLESTON, W. Va. UP) 29-year-old mother and her three children, pawns in an ex-convict's mad scheme Hold Parley With Dulles Fly by Helicopter to Gamp David on Catoctin GETTYSBURG, Pa. President Eisenhower and British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan opened today their historic Camp David strategy conferences on forthcoming negotiations with Russia over Germany and the Berlin cri- They flew by helicopter through warm sunny skies to the presidential retreat on a Catoctin Mountain summit after conferring for 57 min- utes with ailing Secretary of State John Foster Dulles at Walter Reed Army Hospital in Washington. Their aircraft landed at the camp at p.m. and two minutes later they reached Aspen Lodge, a spacious, rambling house where they expect to spend the after- noon and next two days in intensive discussion. THE TALKS are to cover the whole range of Western policies on Germany and the strategy which they and their Allies'should follow in prepa- ration for a foreign-ministers meeting and probably a sum- mit conference with Russia in the next few months. Their principal advisers, in eluding Acting Secretary of State Christian A. Herter, had made the helicopter trip from The Southland's Finest Evening Newspaper LONG BEACH 12, FRIDAY, MARCH 20, 1959 Vol. LXXII-No. 40 PRICE 10 CENTS CLASSIFIED HE 2-5959 42 PAGES TELEPHONE HE 5-1181 HOME EDITION- (Six Editions Daily] AFJfR VISIT TO DULLES President Eisenhower leaves in limousine with Britain's Prime Minister Har- old Macmillan and British Foreign Minister Selwyn Lloyd (right) after they paid a visit to Secretary of State nulles at hospital Wirephoto.) were rescued by state police after being held captive for 20 hours. Richard A. Payne surrend- ered late Thursday afternoon at a roadblock near Logan, some 70 miles south of here, after firing two shots at trail- ng police. He had planned to use Mrs. Elma Baldwin and icr children as a wedge to force the release of Burton Junior Post from the State Penitentiary. Payne had vowed ven- geance and death Posl and threatened torture and death to his. hostages if his (Continued Page A-5, Col. 2) Washington a short time be- fore the. President and prime minister, accompanied by British Foreign Secretary Sel- wyn Lloyd, reached Camp David. The conference with Dulles, who. appeared thin and walked slowly as he greeted Eisenhower and Macmillan in lis hospital quarters, covered 'some preliminary discus- sion" of problems raised by the Soviet threat to the posi- tion of. the Western powers n Berlin, it was announced by State Department Press Officer Lincoln .White in Washington. PROBABLY ACCIDENTAL Ike's Loan Fund Plea Rejected WASHINGTON W) The House Appropriations Com- mittee today rejected Presi- dent Eisenhower's request for coroner's office said today 225 million dollars for the Development Loan Fund. The fund is used for loans to underdeveloped areas in connection with the foreign- aid program. The committee's action was in connection with an omni- bus appropriation measure providing for Depth of Student Laid to Sedative REDLANDS death of a young student in a room stocked with weird hynotic drugs and poisons was caused by a powerful s'edative, the Boss Admits: Murdering! Barmaid, Slaying Climaxes.-S Constant Rows iir-: 2-Year Romance A graying, heavy-set' tav- ern-keeper was booked .for murder today after the bat- tered body of a barmaid was found in the bathtub of the home they shared at 426 W. 19th'St. The victim identified s Mrs. Frances Ruth Cash, 2, who worked as a waitress n the Cove Bar, operated by 51-year-old Bonnie Daniel Mno. Detective Capt. I.orin- Q. Martin said Pino admitted jealing the woman to death. The confession was made jite this morning during interro- gation of the suspect in-the district attorney's office here, Martin said. '_-. PINO SAID the pair got into a fight after a drinking bout. Neighbors passed oft fhe quarrel as just another'in. a series of battles the had during the1 two years they had lived in EISENHOWER was asked more than a dozen federal Toxicological reports indi-i cate that ]8-year-old Michael Hawks died from chloralhy- drate intoxication. Deputy Coroner Edward Doyle said "it had to be either self-destruction or accident. We find no indication of self- destruction. So we will prob- ably rule it accidental." Could Hawks have taken the drug to create a hypnotic Moore joined the Air Force in March 1958. He attended the University of Arizona Santa Monica Shortage of Water Told SANTA MONICA (CNS) A water-shortage emergency declared today in about 75 per cent of the City of Santa Monica as the result a disconnected Metropoli- tan Water District line. Acting City Manager George Bundy said the emer- gency would continue "until further notice." The MWD line was discon- nected temporarily Wednes- 'day as part of a storm drain ijob at Camden and Ohio in West Los Angeles depleting reservoirs serving Santa Monica. Bundy said the line was expected to be re-connectec Saturday but that it may be several days before the reser- voirs are refilled. during off-duty time and car- ried a near-perfect average. He is survived by his moth- er, Mrs. Charlie Watson Moore, and brother, William B. Moore Jr., both of Annis- lon, Ala. Weather- Clear tonight and sun- ny Saturday. Slightly wanner. Maximum tem- perature by noon today: 80. Boom Sets Off Flood of Calls A sonic boom thundered across the Long Beach area at p.m. Thursday, touch- ing off a flood of telephone inquiries to police and sher- iff's stations. Although the boom rattled windows between here and Gardcna, no damaje was re- ported. Officers said it apparently was caused by a high-flying jet airplane crossing the sound barrier. on leaving the hospital for the trip to Camp David whether he had gotten any ideas from Dulles on meet- ing the Berlin crisis. The replied that "he al- ways makes me think." On landing at the Camp David Heliport, Eisenhower and the prime minister climbed into a black limou- sine and drove about a quar- ter of a mile to Aspen Lodge over a narrow road. Their car was trailed by an open auto- mobile carrying Secret Serv- ice men. At the lodge 'they posed for pictures. Finally the President ended (Continued Page A-5, Col. 4) agencies for the remaining state? months of the present fiscal year. President Eisenhower had requested the loan money for inclusion in the current year, 1959, budget, which already said Doyle. "Who can say? All we know is-thal he went to sleep and didn't wake up. But certainly the other experiments he had :een performing were along 56-MILLION-MILE TRIP Four in Auto Killed When Struck by Bus ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. UP1 Greyhound bus, north- bound in a rainstorm, hit an 'automobile near here today. The four occupants of the car were killed. Eight of the 41 bus passen gers were taken to a hospital but none was reported seri- ously htfrt. Signal Sent to Venus, Returns in 5 Minutes WESTFORD, Mass. 84-foot dish antenna here has beame'd a radar signal 28 million miles to the planet Venus and caught its echo five minutes later. The 56-million-mile, round-trip transmission, in Feb- ruary 1958, consumed 10 cents worth of electricity for a 300-kilowatt signal but analyzing the data that came back took nearly half a billion calculations on an electronic brain at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and cost thousands of dollars and months of time. SCIENTISTS at the Lincoln Laboratory Project operat- ed by MIT for the Air Force called the feat a notable step forward in space exploration. They said it permitted the first measurement with great accuracy of inter-planetary essential to future navigation in space. The off Venus, man's nearest neigh- bor beyond the moon, was disclosed Thursday night along with a telegram from President Eisenhower offering con- gratulations upon a "notable achievement in our peace- ful ventures into outer space." Radar signals were bounced off the moon 13 years ago. The moon is less than a quarter million miles from the earth. Russ Demote K Deputy in Shakeup LONDON today announced the demotion ol Deputy Premier Joseph Kuz min a a shakeup of Russia's top planning body, the Slate Planning Commiss.ion. Kuzmin's job as chairma'n of the commission, called Gosplan, is taken over by an other deputy premier, 55 year-old Alexei Kosygin, Tas. said. Kuzmin had been Cos plan chairman and deputy premier since May 4, 1957. He loses his post as deputy premier and drops back tc ministerial rank as chairma of the State Scientific an Economic Council. Kosygin became a deputy premier Dec. 21, 1953. Befpr that he had been finance min ister, head of the Ministry o Textiles and Light fndustr and a member of the Poll buro under Stalin, i' youngest may be a political issue next heavily unbalanced. THE COMMITTEE'S ction of the request can that the money will be iduded in a later measure nancing the aid program for color." Although he he fiscal year 1960. This be a blow to the Presi snt's precariously balancec udget proposals. The President's 1960 budge this line." Young Hawks was dcs- ._ cribcd.by relatives as "very could curious about the effect of mushrooms on people, and m- Students in Riot on Subway Train 'NEW YORK Thirty- eight high school students, ;ranted a half-holiday, went on a rampage Thursday aboard a subway train. They smashed light bulbs, yanked out wiring, broke' windows and hurled seats around. The youngsters, aged 14 to 17, are students at William Cullen Bryant High School in Long Island City, Queens. School had been dismissed at midday because of the an- nual spring conferences of parents and teachers. terested in dream ng was little white-frame house" on W. I9th St. Mr. and Mrs. Harold-W. Parks, who live next door .at 436 W. 19th St., said they heard the couple battling be- tween a. m.' and 3 or a. m. They said they heard Mrs. Cash screaming "Bennie Beriniel Don't! Dorrtlv Loud, thumping sounds also were heard, Mr. and Mrs. Parks said. Detectives said Pino had tried to scrub off the blood on the living room carpet be- fore calling police. MRS. CASH has a record of drunkenness and disorderly conduct. Pino also has been arrested for- the same of- fenses, and also on a charge of serving liquor to a minor. A Navy identification card found in the bedroom indi- cated Mrs. Cash was once the 1 LllLCU ft. V.Q01I niv, The I0" wife of a sailor stationed on about Guam. Pino said the woman freshman student, he was so advanced in chemistry that he was enrolled in third-year classes. Doyle confiscated a tape re- oc.u UUam. ruiu oaiu im. olted to a halt near 65th St. 22.year-old daughter in rintinn n OrtH rWlllfP J Baton Rouge, La., and a son who also lives in the South. s submitted to Congres cording on which Hawks ap- peared to describe, eerie dreams. Chief of stan' said it has been that the young ould be balanced if Con- ress follows all of the Presi- ent's recommendations and revenue collections swing harply upwards. Whether loney is spent in one fiscal...... ear or the other has no university students, producing jrect effect on taxpayers but hallucinations by administer- ey Bo wen established _ man conducted experiments with drugs on at least five WHERE TO FIND IT Defense Department offi- cial says high-altitude nuclear >lasts provided valuable data or U. S. military men and scientists. Story on page A-3. Beach B-l. Hal B-7. B-7. D-2 to 12. B-It, II. D-2. Death B-2. B-t. B-.1. Shipping D-2. C-l to 6. B-8, 9. TMes, TV, D-l. Vital D-2, B-7. B-4, 5. Your A-2, ing drugs. BOWEN SAID gators found a notebook with entries by. Hawks which, cou- pled with conversation on the [ape recording, indicated one of his subjects had experi- (Continued Page A-5, Col. 1) MRS. FRANCES CASH Slaying Vktim BENNIE DANIEL PINO, 51, is flanked by detective in- spectors Harry Finch (left) and Fred De Blanc as he is taken from his residence at 426 W. 19th St: today for questioning in. slaying of Mrs. Frances Cash, 42, a cocktail photo.) ;

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