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Press-Telegram (Newspaper) - May 16, 1959, Long Beach, California 'K' REJECTS GERMAN Y PLAN. LEAVES PARLEY DOOR OPEN 1 From School Killed Southland't Finest Evening Newspaper LONG BEACH 12, CALIF., SATURDAY, MAY 16, 1959 MISS AMERICA ENTRY Nancy Streets, South Bend sophomore, who has been crowned Miss Indiana .University, will com- pete in state finals of Miss America, contest. Miss Streets, a Negro, defeated 14 white girls in the university Wirephot'o) FLIES TO COLORADO Eisenhower Visits Air Force School COLORADO SPRINGS, president Eisenhower arrived here at. the fringe of the. snow- capped Rocky Mountains today for his first visit to the new Air Force Academy. The presidential plane Col- umbine III landed at Peterson Field :at a.m. after a flight from Washington.' Class Ring Initials identify Victims of Illinois Tragedy MATTOON, 111. Seven young people who had just left a high school dance were tilled early today, and. .one was critically injured in a grade crossing collision with a crack Illinois Central pas- senger'train. The! S'ew (Means-bound from Chi- cago, carried the auto a quar- ter of a mile. The dead were Jerry Hill, 18; Irene Moon, 16; Judy 18; Dorothy Thomas, 18; 'Lbramc Pfeiffer, 17, and her all of Shelbyville, 111., and Jerry Hayes, 19, of Woodlawn, III. 20 PAGES Vol. 89 PRICE 10 CENTS CLASSIFIED HE 2-5959 TELEPHONE HE 5-1161 HOME EDITION (Six Editions Daily) PREFERS JET No Rockin' Chair tor laddie ,71 GEORGE A IR FORCE BASE. (UPI) Zaddie Bunker, 71, a'great- grandmother '.from Palm'' Springs, --planned to 'crack the sound barrier today in- an'' jet to become a "supersonic great-grandmother." Mrs. Bunlier achieved, .aviation fame when she obtained a. license on her- 65th biuH- day rather than'retire "to .the ol' rockin' chair." Her. flight as part of ah Armed Forces; Day celebra- tion at this desert base was to be piloted by Lt. Col. Robinson (Robbie) Risner, 34, of Oklahoma' City, Okla. THE PLANE bears'the name Rockin' Chair IV." The supersonic flight cul- minates a long-time ambi- tion and is recognized by the Air Force of her title as "Grand Old Lady of Flying." She learned to fly despite opposition from her ifnme- 'diate family. When' her children and grandchildren heard of her flying ambi- tions, they forced her first instructor to stop giving her lessons. But she later, went to'an instructor unknown to her family and completed the training. MISS THOMAS died in Mattoon Memorial Hospital several hours after the crash. The sole survivor was Ivari Moon, 22, brother of Irene. Hayes and 'Moon were Uni- versity of Illinois students. An Illinois Central spokes- man said the. passenger train normally sped-70 to 75 in.p.m through the Mattoon area ol Dulles Grows Weaker; Kin on the Scene Relatives Gather in Washington as Condition Worsens WASHINGTON John Foster Dulles, fighting cancer and pneumonia, is reported to e getting steadily weaker. The State Department re- ported "some further decline' in the condition of the 71- year-old former secretary of state Friday. Today his condition was re- ported unchanged at Walter Reed Army Hospital where he has' been a patient since Feb. Eisenhower, oh a' 24-hour east central Illinois, visit to Colorado, arranged to fly on to Denver! a 15-minute hop north, after touring'the academy and greeting its first rradu.ating. The Wjiite louse, the President could not attend the ac.ade.my commencement June 3.. Denver he will ailing mother-in-law arid join his. wife, who arrived in the tate capital last Wednesday. ACCOMPANYING THE President from1 Washington for the academy-tour were Air Force Secretary James H. Douglas and Gen. James :D. White, Air Force chief of staff. Also going along were the President's son and daughter- in-law, Army' Maj. and Mrs. loh'n Eisenhower, jhd their four 'youngsters. The Presi' dent's grandchildren are David, II, Barbara Anne, 9, Susan, 7, and: Mary Jean, 2. Denver is the home of Mrs. Eisenhower's mother, Mrs. John S. Doud, who was 81 last Wednesday. The First Lady already is. there... Mrs. Truman Gets Hospital Checkup KANSAS CITY HV-Mrs, Harry S. Truman, wife of the former President, is undergo- ing a routine checkup in Re- search Hospital here. She entered the hospital Thursday. A member of the family said her physician or dered the checkup to deter- mine whether she is suffer- ing any aftereffects from colds and the flu .she had during the winter. A hospital spokesman said she is not ill. Explosion Destroys First Stage of Titan DENVER An explo- sion destroyed the first stage of a Titan intercontinental ballistic missile Friday as it nestled in a test stand in the mountain foothills southwesl of here, The collision occurred at a dirt road crossing two miles north of Mattoon. The tracks run adjacent to U. S. High way 45 where police said the students, returning from' the Shelbyville High hac turned off into the dirt road .The Illinois Central spokes man train engineer was William Ward of Cham- paign Fred Maneely of Chicago was conductor. PARENTS of'other children who attended the prom were alarmed by inquiries made as authorities attempted to identify the. dead. Some re- ceived .about the crash before their children had returned home. Identification finally, was 12. Members of his family have gathered in Washington and the State Department has said medical bulletins will be issued only if required by any change. THESE MEMBERS of his family .were reported to have come here from their homes A son, John Dulles, an.en girieer in Mexico a daughter, 'Mrs. Robert Hin shaw, New York City; a sister, Mrs. Margaret Edwards, Rye N. Y. Also in Washington their normal these' Hunt Ketch With 2 From San Diego HONOLULU (UPI) The Coast Guard intensified a search today for the 32-foot Pan Diego ketch Seaweed, missing since the end.of April with two Californians aboard. ..The craft left San Diego April 10 with Park Richard- son, 31, of La Jolla, and Wil- liam James, of San Diego, aboard. The ketch was due here April 30. Richardson's aunt, Mrs. W. B. Riley, of Honolulu, said Richardson was making the trip as part of a Pacific research voyage in co- operation with the Scripps Institute of Oceanography and the International Geophysical Year. .She said he.had con- siderable navigational, .and oceanographic.e'q u i.p m e n t aboard. The-Coast Guard has been checking island harbors daily since May 5, also making ma- .rine and air broadcasts. Two Coast Guard planes searched for the ketch 700. miles off Oahu Friday. Weather- Increasing low clouds tonight and early Sunday morning, but mostly sun- ny Sunday Slightly. cooler. family members: Dulles' wife, Janet; his brother, Allen, head .of the Central Intelligence Agency; a sister, Eieanor, a. State De- after some one partment specialist on Ger: thought .to look at initials on class, rings' the victims were wearing; "We just couldn't tell who (Continued on Pg.-A-3, Col. 7) Russ Indicate WishtpKeep Talks West Reported Firm on Tying Accord TO 'Package' By STEWART HENSLEY' GENEVA (UP1) remier Nikita Khrushchev oday rejected the. western 'package" plan for Germany as a whole but said it con- airi'ed. some points'that coujd >e discussed. The Soviet leader spoke at ceremony in at which he received the Lenin Peace Prize. The peace prize award came less than- two weeks Irom the May. 27 expiration date of Khrushchev's ultima- tum to the Western Allies to get out of Western ultimatum which, led-to the present crisis atmosphere sur- rounding Berlin, and to -the foreign .ministers conference lere. i HIS REJECTION of. the package plan came as.the for- eign ministers were in week- end re cess, and scattered among the. capitals of Europe. But it bore out previous predictions that were so anxious for a summit meeting with President hower- that they would not reject .out of hand Western proposals'and would keep trie talks going. .'_..'. Meanwhile, -A'merica'n sources here said, the West would be willing, to discuss Berlin as a separate issiie but still would insist atiy, 'ieittle-. meht of the crisis over thif (Continued Page many, and ;a. son, Avery, a Jesuit-Priest studying here. r .3 C DULLES CONTRACTED pneumonia a week ago after his many weeks of treatment for .cancer that has spread throughout his body. In 1956, an operation had removed a cancerous growth in the colon. This February, in the course of a hernia op- eration, Army doctors discpv- (Continued Page A-3, Col. 6) TURN BACKS ON U.S. Stanley Yankus, Dowagiac, poultry .fanner who-sold his farm, after government fined him for growing too-much'wheat, changes trains'in Chicago Friday on way to.San Francisco. There he' will board'ship for new ..home in Australia. With Yankus are wife, 'nis and Karen., Yankus said he'was glad t6 be. 'Yankus, Dennis arid .Karen said they Wirephoto) WHERE TO FIND IT A. 4, 5. B-4 to 11. B-2. B-I2. Death B-4. A-2. Shipping A-2. A 7, A-8. Ttdes, PEEK-A-BOO John Shea, 35, who was discharged from Nnw York City police force last year for extortion, peeks from behind hand in New York police station Friday after arrest on charge of robbing .finance company of He said, "I did it to get Nine Lives Report FBI President Claimed Arrest 7 Two Fires for Lynching, fl r Tenn. U t <JI ST. LOUIS family.Commercial Appeal reported of five perished early todayrtoday the FBI was ready to n a fire that engulfed seven persons in con- R home :in north St. Louis I nation with the lynching of oar Mack Charles Parker, Dr. Carl fo Jhe Pre'ii-Telwrarri' State County. Friday-night, 160 miles'to e south, four children were in. a fire that destroyed their frame farm home near Neelyville, Mo. The St. Louis County' vic- tims were Robert Bennett Sr., 29, his wife, Lawanda, 28, and heir children, Diane; 9, Ro- bert Jr., 2, and Sherry, I. The fire Was in Riverview, a suburban community near the Mississippi River.- A neighbor, George Kieffler, dis- covered the blaze on return- ing home from work. He said :he house was a mass of flames and he was unable to arouse anyone. Police said the victims died of smoke inhalation. THE FIRE near Neelyville Killed four children of Mr. and Mrs. Charles L. Wray, who had moved there recent- ly from Tucson, Ariz. The victims were Michael, 9, Charles, 7, Margie, 11, and Joyce, 4. Mr. and Mrs. W.ray and an- other daughter, Toni, escaped, but Mrs. Wray was burned on the hands and face while rescuing Tohi. A neighbor, J. R. Cosby, said he was awakened -by Mrs. Wray's screams and ran to the scene. He said when he arrived the house was a mass of flames and the three survivors were sitting on the Negro. The dispatch was datelined Popiarville, Miss., where Parker was.awaiting trial on charges of raping a .24-year- old pregnant whife housewife when he was taken from jail three weeks ago today'by a band of masked .and .hooded men. food and clothing for my wife and seven children." ground in hysterics. Mclntosh as president of Long Beach State 'College. Mclnt'osh, been preside'nrof Idaho State Col- lege since 1947. A native of California; he Was graduated by trie University of Red- lands. He received master's and doctorate degrees at the [University of Iowa. Herter Flies to Rome, Met by Pope Aids Secretary of. State Christian A..: Herter. arrived here today on a flying visit from Geneva and was in- formed that Pope John.XXIII is deeply interested in the Big Four conference. When Herter stepped-from his plane at Ciampino Airport two prelates from the Vati- jcan's Secretariat of State were, among officials, present -to welcome him. THEY TOLD Herter: .that the Pontiff "is following with keen interest the the Geneva conference." Welcoming- officials in- cluded Italian Foreign, Min- ister Giuseppe Pella and U.S. Ambassador James D. bach! Herter said his one-day visit to Rome gave him an oppor- tunity to confer'with frime Minister Antonio Segni and Pella on "matters of concern not only to our two countries but to the entire world." HAIRCUTS FOR 15 CENTS Free Shoeshines and Cones Go With Shearing in Barber War IRVING, Tex. Bar- gain-minded fathers and their bushy-haired sons eagerly lined up today to get 15-cent trims with free shoeshines and snow cones during the price war of feuding barbers. Participants are Ed Cox, a realtor who owns the Irv- ing Blvd. barber shop, and his two former employes A, T. Harrell and Jay Sim- mons, who now operate their own shop 150 feet down the street. COX OPENED his shop eight months ago but says he didn't make enough- money from a 70-30 split arrangement with Harrell and i'.immons to cover his investment. "I wanted out of the bar- ber Cox said. "I gave Harrell first chance to buy the place." Harrell said the asking price was too. high so .he and Simmons decided to set up their own I couldn't afford; to go. somewhere else and build up another Harrell said. "And I would have been foolish :to' do all the work and let Cox get all the said Cox. "I've got invested in this place. It's a matter of run- ning Harrell off or losing .that money.'1 .Cox first cut the price of a haircut from a dollar to 75 cents, by 'today he was down to 15 cents but ing trouble keeping- his promise of a free- shoe. shine. "We've run through three shoe' shine boys said A. H. Harville, whig works in the shop.' "Too much work for them." "I'M READY to spend to end this declared a defiant Cox. "This is a battle for tar-. Retorted HarrelL, who is .charging 25 for a haif cut. "I'm reidjr to go to work else if necessary to enough money-to keep chit- place