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   Press-Telegram (Newspaper) - April 27, 1959, Long Beach, California                             NBC HIT BY NATIONWIDE STRIK 7 Die, 5 Safe as Waves Capsize Boat Off Seattle JANET a Tacoma, Wash., high school student, lies in the home of rescuers at Seattle after being saved from the chill waters of Puget Sound. She was one of five survivors in the capsizing of a pleasure cruiser off West Seattle Sunday. With Janet are Gerald A. Hoeck (center) and Roy A. Ander- son, who braved bad weather in a small boat to rescue Wirephoto.) 'Today'Show Paris Taping Brings Action Supervisors Get Net Back on Air After Disruption NEW YORK A sud- den strike by technicians knocked the National Broad- casting Co., network off'the air today. Normal operations were restored by supervisory personnel. The striking union, the Na tional Assn., of Broadcast Employes and Technicians (NABET) insisted, however hat its stoppage was "a com- plete national ex- :ending to Washington, Chi- cago, Los Angeles, Phila delphia and San Francisco. The walkout began at a.m. (EOT) when engineering sersonnel refused to put on :he air a program recorded in Paris for the two-hour "To day" show that goes to 119 stations. Part of the affected show was an interview with Bri gitte Bardot. The Finest Evening Newspaper LONG BEACH 12, CALIF., MONDAY, APRIL Vol. 72 PRICE 10 CENTS CLASSIFIED HE 2-5959 toy, 3, Slips, Swept Over Niagara Falls TOD Mao Aid Is 'resident Of Red China TOKYO Shao-chi, hatchet-faced theoretician- of the Communist Party, moved up today to the presidency ol Red China. Peiping Radio called him a "leader "sedonc only to Mao Tze-tung." Chou En-lai was re-named premier. Mao relinquished the presi dehcy to free himself for his more important duties a; chairman of the Chinese Com munist Party. Choice of Liu a Honanese strengthened his position as Mao's heir-apparent. Peiping Radio indicated however, that Liu was not un opposed early this month when the party commanc chose him to be or the govern ment, which under Mao hac been a largely ceremonia post. It said that he "had th support of a large segment o party suggestinj the choice was not unanimous Mme. Sun Yat-sen, widos of the founder of republican China, and veteran revolu tionary Tung Pi-wu wer named vice chairmen, sue ceeding Marshal Chu Teh whi had held the job alone. c CHU, OLD CRONY of Ma and former warlord gpverno of. Yunnan Province, ha been expected to succed Ma in the presidency. Insteac the 72-year-old marshal go Liu's old job as chairman o the important Standing Com imittee of the National Peo pie's Congress, the Red.Ch: nose parliament. In this .post, he will consul with Liu and the Communis .hierarchy on matters of gov ernment policy. Though Mao gave up th (Continued on Pg. A-4, Col. I SEATTLE prayed, h how I stam- iered .16 year old Janet iVicks after her rescue Sun- ay from choppy Puget ound. "I kept asking God: 'lease save me; help me; I on't want to die like this.' "How are the anet asked as she lay shiv- ring beneath a pile of blan- ets. Then her rescuers told er that seven of her boating ompanions died in the chilly vaters when their pleasure ruiser-capsized miles off Alki Point! Four others' we're saved Janet. All--are rom Tacoma. THE TRAGEDY occurred hortly after the 12 persons, even adults and five chil- Iren, started on a 25-mile trip rom Tacoma to Seattle. When the 43-foot Lois Ann approached the South Seattle horeline, strong gusts pushed waves across her stern. Seven of the occupants were thrown into the water and the other five were rapped below deck. Several shoreline residents witnessed the mishap. The Coast Guard was notified and several unidentified men rowed to the scene in din- ihies, braving gusts of up to 30 knots. A MARINE helicopter from Seattle's Sandpoint Naval Air Station was the first to reach the sinking craft. Lt. Col. J. E. Morrison, a Seattle reservist on weekem duty, spotted Walter A. John son, owner of the Lois Ann clutching the boat's bow which was several feet out o! the water. A hook with a rescue slinj was lowered to Johnson bu he was too numb to slip the sling over his shoulders. Bu he grasped the hook long enough to be pulled into thi helicopter. The small boats and Coas Guard crafi saved Johnson's wife, 48, their son, Rolf, 15 Rodney Tayet, 2, and Janet. THE BODY of Frithjab (Continued Page A-4, Col. 3) onvicts Saw Jars, Escape MONTGOMERY, Ala. search that s e a-1 e d off Montgomery from the rest of state; failed; today- to.lo- ate five dangerous convicts their wajTmiro'f Cilby Prison. State highway patrolmen, heriff's deputies and city po- ice remained on duty all ight. All highways leading ut of the city were blocked iy heavily armed officers. But the convicts may have lipped through on a side, oad or they may have holed up in Montgomery. Two of he men were sent up from Montgomery. Trie escapees were de- icribed as dangerous but were not believed to be armed. They were thought to )e traveling on foot. t THE ESCAPEES left be- lind two pieces of hack-saw >lade used in cutting a bar on their cellblock window. Offi- cials said the blades may lave come from the prison auto lag factory. Deputy Prison Director Frank Lee said the men dropped from the window to the roof of the administration building. They sneaked along the front wall to a poorly lighted section and jumped to the ground. The convicts broke into the home of Mr. and Mrs. Willard M. Lloyd who live near the without success for a weapon, Lee added. They seized the Lloyds' automobile, but it was found abandoned eight blocks away. NABET SAID the program was made by a nonunion company and violated its con tract with NBC. A union official assertet the taping was part of a "run away shop" pattern being de veloped by American net works of recording show abroad and low wages. The network in turn calle the stoppage a violation of th union's no-strike pledge. NBC declared a group MABET technicians was take to France to work on tapin of this morning's show an four others that are to b aired on "Today" this week "If NABET persists in th unlawful conduct, we inten to hold its of) responsible 'for an resultant the stati ment added. NBC MADE no comment o union assertion that afte the strike began some of i members had been locked ou of company studios in variou parts of the city.. Pickets at entrances to NB headquarters in Rockefelle Center carried placards pro claiming "Lockout." About 750 NABET member are employed by the netwpr here- in various' engineerin assignments. Its membership in some the other cities struck, union spokesman said, in eludes writers, producers an newsmen. The total numbe of workers involved was no disclosed. After the "Today" sho stoppage, engineering persor nel of the NBC radio networ prevented broadcast of se eral scheduled news program in a sympathy move. Supe visory workers then too over, as on television. THE REGULAR of network video schedu program was restored at 10 o'cloc with "Dough Re Mi." Tyler Byrne, diector of ne work affairs for the unio said that broadcasters a rapidly increasing use of pr grams recorded abroad tape at pay scales "comple.l ly substandard to rates in If United States." 34 PAGES TELEPHONE HE 5-1181 HOME (Six Editions Daily] THOMAS BRADBURY Drowns at Niagara MICHAEL FOURNIER Tries to Save Pal NIAGARA FALLS, N. Y 3y2 died Sunday when he fell int he river and was swept ovc Niagara Falls. An 8-year-ol >laymate who couldn't swim jlunged in the water in an at empt to save him. Police said the Bradbur; boy fell into the river abou a mile above the America: 'alls. He had been pjayin on the rocks with his brother Albert, 6, and Michael Four nier. MICHAEL SAID he tried t reach the boy but the curren was too swift. The river flow at 10 to )5 m.p.h. near th falls. 'I saw Tommy trying t turn around to get back t said, "but h tept floating out and jus couldn't turn around. I wen m the water .up ,to my nee and then I had to turn arouri and come back." Thomas was the son of M and Mrs. Richard Bradbury o Niagara Falls. Low clouds tonight and early Tuesday, but otherwise clear and sun- ny. Warmer Tuesday. Maximum temperature by noon today: 70. lerter Flies o Paris for Serlin Meet Secretary Leaves as Army Chief Sees Trouble on City Secretary of State Chris- an A. Herter left Washing- on for Paris today for a meeting with British, French nd West Germany Foreign ministers. Herter's journey came amid flurry of foreign, rxilicy de- ;elopments, including: 1. A statement by Secre ary- of the Army Wilber Srucker that the free world may still expect trouble round Berlin on May 27 'hat was the deadline origi lally set by Soviet Premier Khrushchev for ending he postwar agreement on ontrol of tthe former Ger man capital. Brucker. has jus eturned fro.m 19 days in Europe. 2. 'President Elsenhower and Herter were pictured as lisappointed by Moscow'; :oolness toward the U. S. pro losal for a first-stage ban on esting of nuclear weapons The White House said are hopeful that the Kremlin will reconsider. 3. On the same subject however, British Foreign Sec retary Selwyiv Lloyd 'saiii to day: he bel i eves the Union eventually will bow t Western insistence dn a tigh inspection system to insur compliance with, any ban o: nuclear weapons tests. 4. Herter went to .Pari eaving behind arrangement .0 keep key Demos abreas of developments, show in that the secretary is begin ning to forge much close working links with Demo cratic members of Congres :han John Foster Dulles main tained. The personal liaison whic ilerter has established wit Chairman J. William Fu! bright (D-Ark) of the Senat Foreign Relations Committe will be handed over until hi return to Asst. Secretary Wi! liam B. Macomber. IN HIS FINAL meetin with Fulbright, Herter agree to report in person to th Senate committee as soon a he returns. In the meantime, the under standing is that any signif cant developments at eithe the Paris meeting or the Eas West foreign ministers' con ference in Geneva May 11 wi be relayed through Macombe to Fulbright. Fulbright hasn asked for any daily report bu wants fill-ins limited to im portant matters. As principal Democrat! spokesman on foreign affairs Fulbright has made it clea he looks forward to dealin (Continued on Pg. A-4, Col. STILL HOPE FOR LITTLE RICHARD Dog Trapped 4 Nights in Rocky Den MME. SUN YET-SEN Named Vice Chairman TUNG PI-WU Veteran Revolutionary OWASSO, Okla. Richard, a young 'coon dog, has been trapped four nights in a rocky hillside den into which he tumbled while chasing his favorite quarry. Larry Wilson, his 20-year-old master, held hope today his pet might be freed with the help of a gas company's drilling crew. Wilson started working last Friday trying to extricate Little Richard. The dog disappeared while chasing a rac- coon Thursday night, and Wilson returned home without him. When the blue-black, speckled animal failed to show up the next day, his master returned to the spot where he vanished. He heard the dog's whines and discovered its plight. WILSON SAID LITTLE RICHARD is trapped by his in a hilside outcropping of huge rocks, some 30 feet high. The rocky pile, he said, is interlaced by small crevasses not large enough for the dog to get out or permit anyone to get to him. "He either fell or jumped from atop the Wilson .reported. "He is held pretty tight and can't move very much." The dog's publicized predicament brought Wilson help. Some blasting was done Saturday but was halted for fear of harming the animal. About 50 persons, among them veterinarians and Humane Society workers, gathered at the spot while a utility company crew used a jackhammer trying to widen a crevasse. They succeeded in opening one about four inches wide, exposing the dog. "We marie some progress and I can get within about four feet of him said Wilson. "He knows me, whines at me." A FIRE DEPARTMENT HOSE was run among the rocks to provide the trapped animal some water. Wilson said he was advised not to attempt to feed him that the thinner he stays the better the chances of saving him. Wilson says Little Richard is "a good 'coon dog, worth about "But that isn't the issue at the youth said. "We've had him since he was a puppy. He's just a real good dog and we dont want to see him die." BEST-DRESSED POOCH Jimmy puts, finishing touches on the attire of his dog, Jacques, in Houston. Jacques .won first place in the "Best Costumed Dog" event at show sponsored by a shopping Dulles' X Ray Halted; No Real Result Yet WASHINGTON treatments to.ease cancer pain of former Secretary of-State John Foster Mies have been stopped with no significant improve- ment as yet, the State Department reported today. .Press officer'. Lincoln White said aware of any further treatments planned for Dulles, who has been un- der treatment at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. The former secretary start- ed receiving X rays .on the ower part of his neck at the lospital April 14. Doctors attributed pain Dulles wis having to a possible malig- nant tumor in the lower ce'r-. vical vertebrae. ft 9 WHITE. SAID in a.bulletin announcing an end to the X rays as of last Friday after nine treatments: "X-ray treatment to Mr. Dulles' neck is now com- pleted without significant im- the discomfort provement in as yet. "Mr. Dulles is receiving ap- propirate analgesics (pain- The State Department spokesman said Dulles will continue to stay at the Wal- ter Reed Army Medical Cen- ter, where he has been most of the time since a hernia operation in February dis- closed a recurrence of Dulles' 1956 abdominal cancer. Ike Vetoes Change in REA Setup WASHINGTON dent Eisenhower today vetoec a bill to strip the secretary of agriculture of authority over rural electrification loans. In a special message Congress, Eisenhower sale that if the legislation were to become law, "it would mark major retreat from s administrative policy am practice." THE BILL provided for a rcorganiaztion of the Rura Electrification Administration It specified'that the secre tary of agriculture no longer would have power to approve or disapprove REA loans. The President noted that at other, functions of the REA would be handled within the Agriculture Department under genera) direction of the secre- tary. REA makes loans for rural power and telephone projects Cohen Stripper in Dope LAS VEGAS Ub Mickey Cohen says he has arranged o have Melvin Belli, promin- ent San Francisco lawyer, ake over the narcotics con- Mction case of strip-teaser -andy Barr for an he U. S. Supreme "I made the arrangements or Candy to hire 'Mr'.' said Coheri, former kingpin of Southern California Garti- jlers. "I made the cqnnO- ions for Candy. I'm not pay> ng the bill. But I OK'd '.the credit on it. She'll pay when she's able." 'I MISS appear- ng in a Los Angeles Suncst Strip" nightclub, was c6n- victed in Dallas last a charge of possession -of marijuana and sentenced '_to 15 years in prison. An appeal :ourt in Texas upheld '.he conviction. Asked if Miss Barr is ;his girl friend, Cohen replied: 'I think very highly of her." Cohen said a Southern Call- forma attorney for the Arner- can Civil Liberties Union also has become interested in the case. Quakes Wreck Dwellings in Turkey ISTANBUL- UP) Turkish authorities today reported dwellings, have been damaged by earthquakes rural southwestern Turkey since Saturday. WHERE TO FIND IT President Eisenhower's new jetliner has been unveiled. See story and picture on Page A-3. Beach B-I. Hal A-15. A-15. B-6, 7. A-12. Death B-2. A-14. B-3. Shipping A-U. C-l, 2, 3. C-4. I Tides, TV, Vital SUittto-rPafe A-IX. A-1S. Womai   

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