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   Press-Telegram (Newspaper) - May 8, 1959, Long Beach, California                             COfO'S RKCUE FAILS Shark Attacks, Kills Teenager In Surf at S. F. IKE TO REJECT BIG 4 MEET IF REDS GET EAST BERLIN SHIRLEYi O'NEILL, 18, who risked her life to bring her shark-bitten swimming date to shore, rests in hospital bed in, San Wirephoto.) Artesia fire Asphyxiates Man, Wife 1 A man and his wife were asphyxiated early today in a roaring fire that engulfed a small Arestia home. Dead are Arthur Wilson 46, and Edyth Van Marter Wilson, 47, of 22003 Devlin Ave., both former Long Beach Poly students. Firemen said the blaze may ;haye ,'started in a .waste 'tiasfcet the one-story woSd and stucco house. Sheriff's deputies D. L Miller and Samuel W. Brooks the fire at mid night while they were invest! gating a "disturbance" at the Wilson home which had been reported by neighbors. MILLER RAN into the liv ing room of the burning housi to see.if anyone was trappet inside but searing heat and billows of smoke forced him to retreat. A few minutes later Coun ty Fire Captains A; Gray am Ed Evans found the Wilson couple crumpled in the bed room and carried them out. Resuscitation efforts failei and the'victims were pro nounced dead at Artesia Hos pital at a.m. THREE ENGINE companie fought the fire under the com mand of Bn. Chief William Sutherland and had the blazei under control within five minutes. Mrs. Wilson's two children by an .earlier marriage, De- borah Ann King, 8, and David King, 6, were staying at the home of her sister, Mrs. Frieda Baskerville, 43, of 3130 E. 15th St., Long Beach, when the fire occurred. MRS. BASKERVILLE said she had been caring for the children for two weeks while the Wilsons were ironing out domestic problems. Two Artesia youths who tried to help with the rescue were treated in Artesia Hos- pital. Raymon M. Vasquez, 19, of 22002 Seine St. and Billy Ortiz, 16, of 11916 E. 219th St., were cut by broken window glass. Mrs. Wilson was graduat- ed from Poly High School in 1930. Her first husband died in 1954 and she married Wil- son a year later in Yuma, Ariz. WILSON WAS a driller for the Malcolm Boring Co. ol Whittier, and also was a Poly graduate. Another sister of Mrs. Wil- son, Mrs. Ethelyne Lambrose lives at 3135 E. 67th St., Long SAN FRANCISCO UB cared but plucky coed riske ver to the East .German Communists. i He will take the same stand f the Soviets sign a separate >eace treaty with puppet East Germany. Any such one-sided 'Soviet action in the next few weeks undoubtedly would wreck the Big Four foreign ministers conference due to begin in ieneva Monday. This American attitude be- :ame known authoritatively a ew hours before Secretary of State Christian A. Herter's scheduled, take-.off for ipre- conference strategy talks with the British and French foreign ministers. 4.4 :HERTER HIMSELF already las served notice that the Russians must match conces- sion for concession to end the danger of war. Even" as Herter arranged to leave, the three Allies' were reported already arguing with he Soviets over where to sit :o discuss the German dead- ock. In Geneva; Soviet diplomats insisted the talks take pla.pe around a round table. Western diplomats were holding but for-a square Despite pressure for a sum- mit talk regardless of prog- ress in Geneva, Eisenhower was reported insisting.the foreign ministers first must make concrete gains' in easing the Berlin crisis and other German problems. THIS MEANS, informants said, that, mere agreement at Geneva on a time, place and agenda for a: summit meet- (Continued on Pg. A-4, Col. 1) British Set to Arm Iraq; mother of a man put to death in a western gas chamber for murder committed during a jewel robbery. The inspector said the woman knew one of the men involved in the Roebling rob- bery, and informed on him in hopes of saving him from the fate of her son. Detectives waited patiently while the burglars went about their business in Mrs. Roe- U.S. Agrees LONDON British government is going to send Iraq a substantial number of jet bombers and Centurion tanks in a desperate effort to keep Premier Kassem's way- ering neutralist regime from turning to the Russians for its military supplies, an au- thoritative source said today. The informant said the U. S. government had agreed reluctantly to the British' arms aid to Kassem, whose government has come in- creasingly under the influ- ence of the Iraqi Commu- nists. A Foreign Office, spokes- man said he could not com- ment on the report of' the major policy decision by Prime Minister Macmillan's cabinet. But he said a govern- ment statement on the sub- ject is to be made in the House of Commons Monday. (Continued on Pg. A-4, Col. 1) voices a wish {or Bodf Upsefs, 149Losfon PicnicQufing CAIRO, Egypt Wi A pleasure boat carrying about 250 persons to the Nile Delta Barrage picnic grounds eight miles north of Cairo over- turned in the Nile River to- day. First reports reaching here said 100 persons were res- cued, 9 bodies found and 140 person! are missing. WHERE TO FIND IT Harry S. Truman, 75, today and happiness throughout the world. See Page Beach B-l Hal B-7 B-7 Classifieds-Pages D-2 to 12 C-10, U A-10 Death B-2 B-3 Shipping C-I to t B-8 Tides, TV, D-I B-7 B-4, I Your A-J   

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