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Press-Telegram (Newspaper) - April 17, 1959, Long Beach, California MONTANA CONVICTS THREATEN 0 BURN 23 HOSTAGES ALIVE WARDEN FLOYD E. POWELL, looking haggard, emerges from main turret gate of Montana prison at Deer Lodge after unsuccessful effort to negotiate with rioting prisoners for the release of 23 Wirephoto.) Nixon Boost Seen as Ike Picks Him for Moscow Trip WASHINGTON President Nixon will visit ;Moscow in late July. His expected talks with higjil Soviet officials may help to set the stage for a summit r- ;His designation by President Eisenhower to make the; trip also could promote Nixon's chances for the Republican presidential nomination next year. A White House announce- ment at Augusta, Ga., Thurs- day said Nixon will make the rip to open an American ex- libition in Moscow on July 25. No other details were given but diplomatic officials Shipyard Fund Gets House OK By BILL BROOM WASHINGTON The House'Thursday passed a one- and-one-fourth-billion military construction bill including authorization to spend _ 000 for construction of. anti subsidence dikes at Long Beach Naval Shipyard. The- bill was sent to the Senate by a vote of 378 to 7 Appropriation of money to the construction mus be-provided in separate legis lation. In "a report accompanying the'bill, the House Arme Services Committee repeated EARL H. JACKSON Saves Warden vere sure he would meet with Premier Nikita Khrushchev. THE EXHIBITION, which will continue for six weeks in Moscow's Sokolniki Park, is designed to show Russian citi- zens how Americans live. The government and U.S. business nterests are coopeiating. Rus- sia will stage a similar exhibi- tion in New York City. Eisenhower said in a state- ment that the purpose of the exhibition is to develop Broader understanding .be- tween the American and So- viet kind of mutual understanding upon which our peaceful future de- pends." "It is a hopeful the President said. "We wel come it wholeheartedly." Nixon's trip holds both in- ternational and domestic po- litical interest. previous shipyard clrjsetl- unless halted! warnings that the] ,F NIXON demonstratcs a capacity to deal effectively with Soviet leaders it could may have to be! subsidence is "THE COMMITTEE is firm- ly convinced that the con- tinued operation of the ship- yard and the safety of the costly government investment are threatened unless early and vigorous action is taken by.the community to halt sub report said. The- committee took note of ;the city's stepped-up pro- gram .of repressurization of the Wilmington oil field by pumping salt water under ground. "It is, however, still appre- ciably less than geologists and engineers estimate is TCT said the. report. "Legal action initiated by the Navy has not yet produced the desired results. However, the committee considers that further protective measures arc necessary to prevent in- undation of the area." THE BILL earmarked in new military con- struction for the state of Cali- Page A-5, Col. 2) ;ive him a boost in his un- announced quest for the pres- idency in I960. At a mini- mum it will focus attention on him in the months leading up to selection of.the Repub- lican nominee. Internationally, the trip 2nd Mine Slaying in Kentucky WH1TESBURG, Ky. Gov. A. B. Chandler- mobil- ized National Guards- men for possible duty in eastern Kentucky's struck coal fields today after a sec- ond .man was killed. Chandler ordered Maj. Gen. J. J. B. Williams to survey areas hit by the United Mine Workers strike then decide if Guardsmen are needed to maintain order. The mobilization was iouched off by a gun battle Thursday night that killed James Otis Adams, 41-year- old mine guard and truck driver, and wounded another man. Three UMW members were arrested later on mur- der charges. BEFORE CHANDLER'S an- nouncement, Carson Hibbitts, president of UMW District 30, notified him the union Prison Aids, Rebels Hold Conferences Troops Ring Pen as Captives': Lives Hang in Balance DEER LODGE, Mont. The lives of 23 hostages dan gled in balance today while Montana prison officials bar- gained with rioting convicts. They have killed a deputy warden and stabbed a guard; The rebels, who threatened to burn their captives to death, released one hostage, Walter Jones, 24, prison, psy- chologist, for an eight-minute talk with newsmen. He said guards among the nostages "are all set up to be killed, some will be hanged. am going back in. I don't know for how long. The in- mates are touchy. Any little thing will set it off." The felons were also holding five fellow convicts along with the1 18 prison personnel.. Jones said the convicts threatened to kill the other hostages if he did not re turn within eight minutes. His statement dashed an earlier report from the Rev. Fr. Gerald Lyman, prison chaplain, that an agreement had been reached to settle the riot that broke out Thursday at p.m. The Rev. Fr. Lyman told newsmen after a session with the convicts and prison offi- cials that "everything is going to be all right." He said a for- mal announcement would be made shortly! But three hours later no. agreement had been announced. JONES PLFADED with of- ficials to leave this in the warden's hands. If you take it out of the warden's hands and stc.rm the gates, we've all had it." About 150 combat-readied Montana National guardsmen ring the 90-ypar-old castle- like prison. 1 hf-y are armed with automatic rifles and bay- onets. -A CONVICT spokesman, burglar Jerry Myles, talked for more than 15 minutes over the prison public address to the 435 convicts in. de. His speech was heard outside the walls. Myles said he wanted out- out-of-state newsmen to come inside and look over prison conditions. "I don't think the warden or the others will let you Myles said, "because they don't want newsmen to know what conditions are. We guarantee you safe pas- Myles and other prisoners (Continued on Pg. A-4, Col. I) HOME Southland's Finest Evening Newspaper LONG BEACH 12, CALIF., FRIDAY, APRIL 17, 1959 Vol. 64 PRICE 10 CENTS CLASSIFIED HE 2-5959 44 PAGES TELEPHONE HE 5-1161 EDITION (Six Editions Daily) BREATH Of LIFE Fireman Joseph Dowd, 32, breathes into mouth of Walter Schultz, forcing air into the lungs of the 35-year-old fire victim at scene of a Brooklyn apartment house fire Thursday. Schultz was saved but is in critical condition at a hos- pital. His mother, Florence, 55, died in the fire. Schultz was unconscious on the floor when fireman Dowd found Wirephoto.) Glib Castro to Give, Take With Editors WASHINGTON young 'man never lack- ing a quick answer meets today with a group never short on questions.'-The twin bill: Fidel Castro and the American Society of Newspaper Editors. Subjects to be covered: any- thing goes. The audience: a packed douse Castro probably could have filled an auditor- ium bigger than any in town. Castro carries to the na- tion's newspaper editors his colorful campaign to enlist the support of the American people for his revolutionary government in Cuba. THE ADDRESS of the bearded, youthful prime min- ister is his first in the United States since he gained.power in Cuba. 'A question-and-an- swer period follows. Castro has been advised according to Havana reports that American audiences dis- like speeches as long as he often delivers three to fiv hours. It was reported here he was told a half hour woulc be just about right. Earphones were provided to means a new round of high- level contacts, following' up the January visit here of So- viet Deputy Premier Anastas (Continued on Pg. A-5, Col. WHERE TO FIND IT Navy-Air Force feud brews over Polaris control. Story Page A-2. Beach B-l. Hal B-7. B-7. D-l to 11. C-8, 9. A-II. Death B-2. B-6. B-3. Shipping A-12. C-I, C-IO. Tides, TV, D-l2. B-7. B-4, 5. was discarding the peace pact signed by both sides last week. "I am convinced the oper- ators did not act in good Hibbitts told the gov- ernor. The pact stipulated that neither side was to bear arms and that picketing was to be imited and peaceful. Chandler told newsmen at a Frankfort press conference that "possibly I should have acted sooner. These useless ico City on a regular! scheduled flight. It was described as a C4 The plane crashed about J miles from Hetmosillo in th west coast state of Sonora. J.S. Tests Alertness With Drill WASHINGTON OP) A ock nuclear bomb attack it the United States today undreds of communities ested their readiness to meet All TV and radio stations ent off the air for 30 min of them ame back on for "emerg ncy" operation. Sirens began a stead; cream at a.m. Sup xjsedly, the nation was get ing a warning that. enemy lanes were two hours away BUT IN SOME spots ther wasn't that much time and ew instances it was up t ocal officials to tel( th jeople whether to evacuat heir communities or seek th learest and best shelter. (No CD drills were schec led in Long Beach. The Lon 3cach Civil Defense Counci owever, was holding il monthly meeting this afte noon.) At Selfridge Air Force Bas n Michigan a surprise ale called reserve officer of the 10th Air Force to dut n an 18-state area of th central United States. The lad no advance notice an were given the call at the regular civilian jobs. When radio and TV wer slacked out the conelrad ne work immediately came o two standard broadcast fr a n d 1240.0 radio dials. Contlrad is sho For control of electromagnet radiation. It is a system whic shifts from one transmitter another and is designed prevent an attacking enem from following radio beam to targets. Kennel Man Arrested in 'Dognaping' P-TAd Helps Find Poodle, 41 Other Pets Two classified ads in the Press-Telegram's lost and found column enabled police to recover a stolen poodle Thursday night and resulted in the arrest of a Bellflower kennel owner on suspicion of grand theft. Officers also found 32 other dogs and 9 cats which they say the kennelman, Francis A. McGuire, 46, of 8727 E. Palm Ave., cannot explain. Police began working on se Saturday night when the lite toy poodle, Tinkerbell, as stolen from the fenced ackyard of her owner, Mrs. yra Olson, of 8820 Dalen t., Downey. Officers said the ire fence was bent and ound was trampled from the ognapers' feet. Bob Bums Daughter Jailed as Addic LOS ANGELES UPl daughter of the late comedia Bob (Bazooka) Burns is jail for narcotics addiction. Barbara Burns, 21, su rendered Thursday to serve 00-day sentence. She ha been a fugitive since Dec. when she failed to keep court date. Her husband, David Jam Mack, is serving a fivo-year to-life prison term for suppl ing. her with heroin, IN AN attempt to catch the ief, police told Mrs. Olson run this ad: extremely atuable, white toy female in low coat. Liberal reward, o questions asked." A tele- none number was listed. the ad ran for three days without 'response. Then hursday, another ad ap- peared in the lost and found olumn saying: dog. Please all and describe." The ad listed a Long Beach hone number and address. MRS. OLSON phoned the umber and anxiously de- cribed Tinkerbell to the man who answered. "Come on down and get (Continued Page A-4, Col. 4) Woman With No Arms Has Second Baby SAN PEDRO lousewife and mother who was born without arms took lome her second son Thurs- day. Mrs. Mary Carolyn Kurtz, comely 24-year-old blonde, walked down the hospital steps with her husband, Philip, a maintenance engi- neer, and their elder son, David, 3. She had only one worry. "1 hope the clothes drier she said. She cooks, sews, knits, bakes, writes and mends socks. She knitted a receiving blanket for the new baby with her feet, which do most of the work around her home, David hasn't forgotten, either, how mother can swing a hairbrush she holds be- tween her toes. Numbers Game Told in Pentagon WASHINGTON (UPI) More than Cold War plan- ning has been in progress at the nation's defense head- quarters. Federal agents Thursday arrested two men in the Pentagon and charged them with the possession of gam- bling slips as the first step in a drive to stamp out a num- bers operation runing to "aev- eral thousand dollars a day" at the Pentagon..'