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   Press-Telegram (Newspaper) - March 21, 1959, Long Beach, California                             IFS SPRING-SILLYv SEASON HERE 32 Itty Cram in us TIBETANS BATTLE RED OVERLORDS IN CAPITAL The Southland's Finest Evening Newspaper LONG BEACH 12, CALIF., SATURDAY, MARCH 21, 1959 P R I C E 1 0 CENTS CLASSIFIED HE 2-5959 20 PAGES Vol. 41 TELEPHONE HE 5-1161 HOME EDITION (Six Editions Daily) IN LATEST COLLEGE students at St. Mary's College 'in Moraga, Calif., cram themselves into a telephone booth. But' their sardine act failed to establish a record; At the same time on the Modesto'.; Junior .College campus 32 students were squeezing themselves into a phone booth to claim world record. MODESTO !two slightly built students crammed themselves into a telephone booth on Mo- desto- Junior College campus Friday and laid claim to a new silly sea- son record. -The people-packing mark was set even as 22 itty bitty sophomores at St. Mary's College at Moraga, Calif., were boasting about, their sardine act in a regu- lation booth, 32 by 32 by 84 inches. That was the size of the booth used on the Modesto campus, but there was one 'difference. Here the booth ;was horizontal and it didn't contain a telephone. ROD UNDERWOOD, one ;of the students who was in middle, of the pack, demerged looking slightly like a well-pressed table- cloth and commented: "I ifeel like a sardine, one on the bottom of the can." Hundreds of fellow stu- dents cheered as the 32nd student 'wormed his way into the mass of bodies. His resulting position left his legs in a V for Victory sign. Radio Station KFIV had three reporters at the scene making frequent "beeper" calls to the station on the progress of the stunt. It took them two hours. The' students. were se- lected at random, with first one and then another try- unsuccessfully to jam in- side the was loaned the students by the telephone company, one of their surplus outdoor types. After the 32 made the grade (or the jam, if you prefer) it was found that the average size was about 5 feet 8 and the weight about HO. Apprised of the Modesto feat, St. Mary's students scoffed: "It must be a wrong number." The quaint season opened two weeks ago when 15 students at England's Cam- bridge University wedged themselves in a phone .booth.' This was followed by a claim from Hatfield Technical College, England, that 19 students squashed out a new mark. a THEN CAME trie start- ling news that 25 students in South Africa shoe-horned themselves .into doubtful fame. So the cry at Mo- desto JC Friday was: "Beat South Africa." In San Francisco a tele- phone company .executive pondered the news and ob- served: "Very interesting, but I just hope that some of these students come to realize a booth can be used also for making a tele- phone Macmillan, Ike Agree on Offer to Russ West to Propose Summit Meeting in July or August By JOHN M. HIGHTOWER GETTYSBURG, Pa. W1 President Eisenhower and British Prime Minister Har- old MacMillan agreed today the western powers should propose a Big Four summit meet with Soviet Premier Khrushchev next July or Au gust. Diplomats said a compro- mise formula worked out in the Camp David meeting of the U. S. and British leaders was subject to' approval by French'President Charles DC Gaulle and German Chancel- lor'Konrad Adenauer. Dalai Lama Vanishes as Revolt Rages Figh'ting in Lhasa Follows Chinese Order to God-King By WATSON SIMS NEW DELHI ing is raging in Lhasa, capital of Communist-held Tibet, the Indian Foreign Ministry re- ported today. A terse midnight radio re- port from the Indian repre- sentative in "The Roof of the said: "Fighting in immediate vicinity of con- sulate. Situation tense and rising." This was all that was re- ceived here, suggesting the possibility that the only free world link with have been tut off. The Indian consulate is just outside Lhasa, between the winter palaces, which are only two miles apart. THE DRAFT of the pro posal, to be.included in a new note to Moscow, was forward- ed to Paris and Bonn from Camp David this morning The note was forwarded to Paris and Bonn from Camp David this morning. The note primarily concerns arrange- ments'for a proposed Big Fo'Ur foreign ministers meeting May II at Geneva. IF WAS A ROTTEN DEAL1 Mrs. Elizabeth Duncan, 54, says "It was a rotten deal" as she talks with her attorney, S. Ward Sullivan (left) and her son, Frank (center) just after a jury Friday night ruled she must die in gas chamber for the murder of her son's bride, Olga, 30. Mrs. Duncan was convicted by same Wirephoto.) White' House tary James C. fused flatly to Press Secre- Hagerty re- disclose the Seize Man [Twisters, Blizzards as Kingpin Dope Seller LOS ANGELES eral narcotics officers have Hit Southwest Hard 8y AucclBtat Pren Tornadoes and winds of hurricane force ripped parts of the Southwest Friday. They left injuries and destruction or damage to homes and barns." The storm lashed parts of the Texas Panhandle with a near bliz- afrested a man they say is the zard and dropped heavy snow in several states. successor to Louis Fiano Winds of 86 mph swept c o iu r- i arts of the Texas Panhandle. the kingpin of Southern Call- fo'rnia narcotics operations. in lieu of bond is Anthony Marcella, who wa1 taken into custody Friday on charges of selling worth of heroin. Also arrested Matthew Sanlino am his wife4 Maria, described b; U. S. Narcotics Bureau chie Howard Chappell as associates of Marcella. Chappell said that when a dope peddler in San Fraficisco was arrested he confessed he bought his heroin from Mar- cella. The man was brought face to face with Marcella Chappell quoted Marcella: "YOU CANT DO anything to me. If you do, your name is mud. I'm a member of the Mafia. I'll get the lot of you if you try anything here." Whereupon, narcotics agents immediately obtained arrest warrants. Santino's bond was set at his wife's at She broke 'dowri, sobbing in her hus- band's arms, as they were ar- raigned. convicted and sen- nature of the summit formula before be Gaulle and Aden- auer are informed of it. As worked out, the new notes to Moscow from the United States, Britain and France, would propose that the foreign minister se and any summit conference should be limited to the four main powers although other as Po.land ant Czechoslovakia could be (Continued Page A-3, Col. 4) Thor-Able Nose Cone Lost Again CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. sleek test' rocket hurled a "Bottleneck" futuris- tic nose cone far down the Atlantic tracking range early oday but the warhead pro- ector evaded a hopeful re- covery team. The Defense Department, in a statement released here by JURY ORDERS DEATH 100 Forest Fires Rage in Oiarks JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. 100 fores 'ires are burning uncontrollec n the Lake of the Ozarks re sort area, the state fores service said today. Assistant Forester 0. B Capps said the fires are burn ing in the watershed of th Niangua River, th principal streams flowing int' the lake. He said a few sum mer homes have been de stroyed, but about 100 hav been saved by fire-fightin crews. The forester estimated ha .he fires stemmed from tras burning and were set. tenced to a 20-year term four months ago for selling narcotics, now awaits tria with 30 other defendants in New York on similar charges the other ha Freighter Ablaze, Crew of 58 Saved PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil (JPl The Brazilia freighter Comandante Lyr caught fire and was aba doned off the coast of Braz Friday night. The crew of 58 men wa picked up by the Germa freighter Ingbastian and take to the port, of Florianopol' Mrs. Duncan's Last Hope Sanity Ruling VENTURA sanity hearing next Tuesday holds Mrs. Elizabeth Duncan's last hope of escaping sentence to the gas chamber for plotting the murder of her daughter-in-law. A jury, which earlier had convicted her'of first- degree murder in offering two men to kill Olga Kupczyk Duncan, 30-year-old Canadian nurse, decreed Friday night that she must pay with her .own life, THE UPRISING was sparked, according to the In- dian press, by an order to the 25-year-old god-king from the Red Chinese command in the capital telling him to re- port at once without body- guards. The whereabouts of the Dalai Lama, who is worshiped by the Tibetans as their religious and political leader, was not known. There was speculation in Indian newspapers .that the young captive ruler-may have' seen kidnaped by the Com- munists'or'f led from his great Potala palace under protec- tion of friends. New Delhi authorities re- portedly asked the Chinese embassy here to take any (Continued Page A-3, Col. I) erryton in the northeast cor- er was without electric pow- r most of the night because f destroyed lines. Snow drifting up to 3 feet places blocked highways in 10 upper Texas Panhandle or a time. But road crews, ome working throughout the ight, cleared them all. Two persons suffered mi- or injuries when one of the iree Texas tornadoes struck ear Marshall in East Texas. THE STORM was winter's inal blow. Spring officially rrived at a.m. today. Two persons died in Colo ado from exertions" blamed in the snow there. One tornado struck near 'renton, Texas, 50 miles northeast of Dallas, destroy- ng or damaging five houses arid six barns. Another up- rooted trees and damaged two louses as it brushed the northeast edge of Marshall. The third damaged 22 homes, three badly, at Paxton, a vil- (Continued Page A-3, Col. 1) WHERE TO FIND -IT A-4, 5. B-3 to 11. B-2. B-12. Death B-3. B-3. Shipping B-3. A-6, 7. A-2. Tides, TV, B-12. the Air Force five hours after the Thor-Able launching, said the rocket "appeared to achieve its test objectives." THIS WAS interpreted to mean that the radically- shaped cone sent back valu- able data on a flight of some miles. But there was no indication that the attempt to find the cone, which should have been dangling beneath a balloon' on the ocean's face, was successful. The Air Force has never been able to find a nose cone fired over intercontinental range. Although the cones send back radioed data dur- ing flight, officials would like to pick up the cone for de- tailed study. Weather- Increasing coastal fog tonight and Sunday morning, but mostly suny Sunday afternoon. Slightly cooler. NOSEY COLLECTOR David Friedman, 11, inspected a stamp exhibit at Buffalo, N. Y., Friday with glued interest. But he got too close to the works and came up with a 1- cent version of Lincoln stamp. Lincoln's sesquicen- tennial and 40th anniversary of American Legion were being observed at a Buffalo Legion post, I Driver Dies in Plunge Off Bridge A Navy seaman was killed early today when his car plunged off fog-shrouded 7ord Ave. drawbridge into 30-feet deep Cerritos Channel. The driver was identified tentatively as Eddie Lee Wil- son, 25, of the USS Constant. His car skidded for 120 feet and ripped out 30 feet of an iron guard rail. It hurtled 35 feet in air to the channel water. There were no witnesses. Bridge operators speculated Wilson's southbound car may have been forced off the bridge by a northbound car on the wrong side of the bridge. BRIDGE operator Harry N. Fritsch, 60, of Lynwood said 20 to 25 cars raced north- bound across the bridge at a high rale of speed about of them in the southbound lane. 'We have the trouble of wrong-way traffic on the bridge several times each a bridge employe said, adding: 'The poor devil may have been forced off'" The bridge links Wilming- ton and Terminal Island. The accident wasn't dis- covered until dawn today when a bridge inspection re- vealed the skid marks and ripped-out guard rail. Fog had obscured the view of the operator of the drawbridge. Earlier reports from Navy divers indicated the possibil- ity another person may have been inside the submerged car. But none was found. A coat in the front seat had CALIF., NEV. Prosecution and defense agreed to permit Trial Judge Charles Blackstock to- rule, without a jury, on Mrs. Dun- can's sanity, since her plea of innocent by reason of jn- sanity is slill pending. Two court-appointed psychiatrists have testified they consider her legally sane. If the court also holds the 54-year-old, oft-married Mrs. Duncan to be sane, a date will be set for the sentencing. 'Civil W.ar Fought on Reno Links SACRAMENTO battle of the Eastern Sierra began a Nevada golf course. Gov. and Mrs. Brown led a California war party of 109 across the state line to but the jury's determination for the death penalty is The invading army includes 13 senators, 31 as- datory. She would be in the county jail to await her automatic appeal to the State Supreme Wives and 21 "war correspondents." A Nevada gambling club is picking up- the tab for the planeloads of Califor- MRS. DUNCAN showed tle or no emotion at t jury's verdict Friday SHINDIG ahem, but, she later told came about after "I thought it was a rotten Nevada Legislature ac- I was tried before a California of swiping large slice of Nevada land Judge Blackstock the eastern slope of the lated the jury of eight women and four men. He said he thought the jurors had been exceedingly careful and Nevada Assemblyman Don Crawford introduced a bill to recover the land in question but the Nevada Mrs. Duncan's attorney, S. Ward Sullivan, asserted decided to sit on it after learning how expensive and futile an at- the case was marked to recover the land (Continued Page A-3, Col. be. Russ Report Volcano Hits Sakhalin Island been mistaken victim. for another LONDON (JPh-Moscow Ra- dio today reported a violent volcanic eruption on the Rus- sian-held island of Sakhalin. It said the hour-long erup- tion was the most powerful recorded there in years, spew ing up the earth of a farming valley into a vast dome, throwing up fountains of steam and gas and uprooting hundreds of trees. The broadcast said the eruption occurred Friday in the south of Sakhalin the huge island lying to the north cotsk. It has a population of about half a million. Moscow mentioned no cas- ualties, but said gas is still being discharged by the vol- cano, existence of which pre- viously was unknown. 11U lof Japan in the Sea of Oh TOKYO govern- ment Central Meteorological Observatory said today its seismographs throughout Japan failed to record any earth tremor indicating giant volcanic eruption on Russian-held island of Sak- halin,   

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