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   Press-Telegram (Newspaper) - April 16, 1959, Long Beach, California                             4 BATISTA GUNMEN SEIZE AIRLINER 3 Hijackers Fled Castro Firing Squad Force Pilot to Fly Plane, 19 Passengers to Miami Airport MlXMl Four tough of them fugh tivcs from Fidel Castro's fir- ing a Cuban domestic airliner in flight to- day and forced the pilot to fly. into Miami with a pistol a't his neck. border patrolman tipped by a radio report from the pilot, Capt. Candelario Deigado, 40, swarmed around the plane when it landed at Miami International Airport 19 passengers and three crewmen. Pleading for political asy- lum, the hijackers were dis- armed and hustled off to im- migration authorities. None of (he.pa_ssengers was harmed. A corporal of Castro's rebel army, who as on the plane boundvfor a holiday, was covered' when the quartet took command of the plane and relieved of his automatic pistol.'-. Connie Guilty, Whisked to Jail Pending Appeal HOME The Soulhland't Finest Evening Newspaper LONG BEACH 12, CALIF., THURSDAY, APRIL 16, 1959 43 PIPAGES PRICE 10 CENTS CLASSIFIED HE 2-5951 TELEPHONE HE EDITION {Six Editions Daily) THREE OF THE gunmen, brothers; tolds the partolmen they'escaped from the grim I .a' Canaba.Fortress in Havana while-'under threat oV execu- Alfredo Mason Y Sanchez, 51', and his brother, Rolando, 28, Were members of the hated''secret police force of dictator Fuigencio Batista, wrjo was overthrown by New Year's eve after 'a 25-month revolution. ThV. third brother, Jesus, 26, was a former Batista air force MRS. CONNIE NICHOLAS, found guilty of voluntary manslaughter by" a jury in Indianapolis early to- day, breaks into Wirephoto.) mechanic. Leonardo Serrate, 54, the fourth member of the hijack bandi-'ilso was a former se- cretVpiolicernan. but. he said he had not been imprisoned. Shortly after the plane took off from Havana for a mile hop to the Isle of Pines, Delgado said one of the pas- pointed a .45 pistol at and ordered him to Russian Jets Harass Third Yank Plane BERLIN jet fighters used "dangerous irr assing tactics" against the Turboprop C130 freighter which flew here at feet Wednesday in defiance o Russian altitude limitations American'sources said today It -was -the third' iuch- irici dent. Contradicting earlier re ports that two Red planes fly Dominican Repub- at lic.-yjiere Batista is in exile. "I TOLD THEM, 'We do not have enough gas for such a Delgado said. "Then they told me, 'Fly to Miami'." Gurts.also were held at the heads :of the co-pilot, Fausto Valdez, the steward, Jose Leon, 37, throughout the 225-mile hop to Miami. Over--Key West, Delgado was permitted to send a radio message telling what had hap- pened.; was picked up jby, .the Key West CAA tower as the plane passed Jhere at a.m. "Everything was peacefu merely "shadowed" the C13 (Continued on Pg. A-5, Col. 4 IN HOSPITAL Works on Taxes, ;Then Curs Wrists BALDWIN PARK UP) Robert a truck driver, worked all nighi on his income tax return. Then he Clashed his wrist, temple and ankle with a b'read knife Wednesday, police reported. His wife, Wilma, found him bleeding on his bed and summoned police. The tax return was in the kitchen, stained with blood. Wren, 50, was reported in serious condition at a hospital. distance of about 60( the sources said the; harassed it in flagrant vio ation of flight safety regula ions." The United States was ex INDIANAPOLIS dis- ayed Connie Nicholas 'was entenced and taken to prison or 2 to 21 years today for oluntary manslaughter of icr wealthy lover before her jwyers decided to get her re eased for appeal. Judge Thomas J. Faulconer et her appeal bond at her lawyers said she might have to remain in the ndiana Women's Prison over- nightrbefore they can arrange !or the bond. Sheriff's deputies whisked her off to the old brick on the east.sirle._of Indianapo lis "while Kef "tjiree" lawyer's were mulling over the ques- tion of appealing the morning conviction. Herter Seen Top Pick for Dulles Post Ike, Secretary Confer by Phone on Choice for Job AUGUSTA, Ga. dent Eisenhower today con ferred with hospitalized John Foster Dulles regarding selec- tion of a new secretary of state. Dulles, who resigned from the top State Department job Wednesday bwause of c cer, also talked by telephone with Eisenhower Wednesday night about a successor. The President continued to defer announcement of a suc- cessor, but Undersecretary of U.S. Reporters' Queries Rubber Tieup on Freedom Vex .Casf rereads to 2 More Firms State Christian reported after Herter was the Eisen- hower-Dulles talks to still have the inside track. In Washington, a Repub- lican official predicted that Herter would be named this weekend. Dulles- talked to Eisen- lower from his loom.at Wal- ter Reed Army Hospital in Washington. Eisenhower was at his vacation cottage at the Augusta National Golf Club. AFTER TODAY'S talk the White House iinnounced Eis- enhower's formal acceptance of Dulles' It made public- an exchange o, the Presideni and tlie secretary. Reiterating his warm afiec tion for the 71-year-old Dul les, Eisenhower wrote him: 'You have been a staunch L. A. Area Workers Out at Firestone, Goodrich. BULLETIN CLEVELAND UP) Ne- gotiators reached agree- ment today on the major Is- tues of a new contract be- tween Goodyear Tire t Rubber Co. and the United Rubber Workers Union. A joint announcement said the master contract and a supplemental unemploy- ment benefit plan have been settled. BEARDED FIDEL CASTRO, Cuba's prime minister, works his way through a throng of well-wishers on his arrival at Washington for U. S. Five A JURY of 12 married men voted the conviction third-least-severe of four offered >ected to protest the safety -iolation later today. The Russians already have irotested the flight, renew- ng demands that planes ply- ng between Berlin and the West keep below the oot mark. them after the month-long trial in the July 31 shooting of Forrest Teel, 54, handsome, married drug executive. Immediately after Judge Faulconer pronounced sent: nee, trie 45-year-old double divorcee turned in annoyance 6 her lawyers and said: "I thought we were going o appeal and get bond set." "We still said Joseph RELIABLE SOURCES in London reported that Britain had urged the United States to halt'high-level flights, to lerlih, arguing they are an 'unnecessary provocation ol the Russian in the light ol thg forthcoming East-West foreign ministers conference. They said Viscount Hood British minister in Washing- ton, made the suggestion in a visit to the State Departmenl Wednesday even though Brit ain agreen there is no ceiling for Western planes in the cor ridors. They said the British gov crnment feels the flights might prejudice the comin] East-West foreign minister': perhaps produc bulwark of our nation agains the machinations of imperi alistic communism. You hav ersons were driven from heir homes there. The gov- ernment is assembling navy ships to bring put the entire wpulalion if'tht waters rise ligher. Unconfirmed reports said persons were stranded on a high hill in Concordia. President Arturo Frondizi de clared martial law in the Con- cordia area and organized an airlift to send in food. Ten thousand persons were homeless in Buenos Aires and other low-lying areas along the Plata River, into which the floods from the Uruguay are emptying. English." The Cuban leader was greeted with cries of "Viva Castro" from a crowd of flag- waving Cuban supporters when he arrived Wednesday night by plane. A few youths at the air- port waved anti-Castro signs, strikes added produc- tion workers at Firestone and at Goodrich! This is the first time the union has undertaken strikes' against three of the big four at the same time. The last major walkout in the indus- try involving a 52-day strikV against Goodyear in 1954, with that strike extended also to Firestone for the last two weeks of its duration. are not an issue in the current walkouts but come up for bargaining thirs summer. Pensions, insurance and supplemental benefits were among the matters noy? >ut they were kept behind a barrier. They identified them- selves as students from ieorgetown University here. WEARING a familiar com- bat uniform, the smiling revo- lutionary leader told the air- port crowd: "I hope in some way I can bring a better understanding negotiated. Neither side has disclosed demands, counter- [offers and key points oil which the bargaining dead- locked. of our program the people of in Cuba .to the United WHERE TO FIND IT Southern California Tuna Club has five-day Lake Mead camping trip. See Pages C-l and All Outdoors pages, C-4; (Continued Page A-5, Col. 1) Low clouds tonight and early Friday, sunny Friday afternoon. Slightly warmer Friday." Maximum temperature by noon today: fi. Beach B-l. Hal A-19. A-19. C-fi to 12. B-IO, II. A-8. Death B-2. A-1S. B-3. Shipping B-8. C-l, 2, 3, B-8. Tides, TV, B-l 2. Vital A-9, A-19. Women B-4, 5, Your A-2. Hammer Suspect's Wife Found Slain PASADENA UP> Sheriff's officers today found the bludgeoned body of a woman whose former husband is in jail, accused of attacking her attorney with a hammer. Officers said Mrs. Isabelle Sleelc, 53, apparently been beaten with a rock. In jail is Ralph Stcele, a 62-year-old carpenter. He was arrested Wednesday after tenants in a Pasa- dena office building called police. They said they found' him in the office of attorney Robert Aarons, 57, who had., been beaten. Steele was booked on suspicion of attempted Today sheriff's to his ex-wife's home m, nearby Sierra Madre and found her body. Police said Steele denied that he beat Aarons bat did say he held a grudge against the lawyer because of a divorce action and property settlement that cwrt him   

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