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Press-Telegram (Newspaper) - May 19, 1959, Long Beach, California HOFFA THREATENS NATIONWIDE T1EUP Czar Attacks Proposals to Curb Unions Warns Employers He Would Order 'Primary1 Walkout BROWNSVILLE, Tex. James Hoffa, president of the Teamsters Union, today threatened a nationwide strike as an answer to proposed re- strictive labor laws. .Hoffa, speaker at a conven- tion of the South Atlantic and Gulf Coast District of the Longshoremen Union, said there is a movement for an antitrust law against unions. He said such a law would require "the longshoremen to take in part of the Teamsters, the Teamsters to take in some of the Steelworkers, and the Steelworkers to take in some of the Auto Workers." "SUCH A SITUATION would create conflict of wages and working he said. "The only answer is that if such a law passes, we should have all our contracts end on a given date. "They talk about a second- ary boycott; we can call a primary strike all across the nation that will straighten out the employers for once and for all." Hoffa was greeted by a tremendous round of applause following the statement. ATTACKED the press, Congress and the AFL-CIO, >vhich has expelled his huge union. ;He said the press asked '.'loaded questions." "They ask me if we are go- ing to take over .the Hoffa said. "If-you say yes, that makes you a dictator. II you so no, that makes you a companion of mobsters and hoodlums." He said congressional in- vestigations are conducted mostly "by individuals who want publicity." 4 tf THE SHORT, husky team ster chief said the AFL-CIO and the teamsters hac worked togethef for the working man. He .said that all unions had in the past called on the teamsters for help. "When they were in trouble, they he said. "When things were calm and peaceful they didn't want us. "What one of our unions was built without trouble? What company or employer negotiated a contract when the union was unwilling to strike? Not one." Hoffa said, however, thai he hoped and expected to re turn to the AFL-CIO in a few years. He blamed his union's troubles on the leaders of the AFL-CIO and predicted the rank and file would ousi them.' Cloudburst Hits St. Joseph, Mo.; Flood Toll High Dulles Gets Weaker in Life Fight WASHINGTON For mer Secretary of State John Foster Dulles was reported today continuing to grow weaker in his fight againsl cancer and pneumonia. The State Department said he was being given pain kill- ers and was generally com fortable. THE MEDICAL bulletin was the third in two weeks to report a weakening ol Dulles' condition. Dulles was reported to be conscious but sleeping much of the time because of the pain-killing drugs which are being administered. Dulles' friends expect he may lose his fight for life within a matter of days. Weather-- Clear tonight, but some early-morning low cloudiness Wednesday. Mostly sunny and slight- ly warmer Wednesday. Maximum temperature by noon today: 69. Find L 6. Couple Alive After Rapids Capsizing DIRTY WORK FOLLOWS THE FLOOD Donnie Round, 16, of St. Joseph, Mo., isn't too happy about the cleanup job facing him after a flash flood deposited six inches of mud and silt in his home. At one time water stood four feet deep inside .his Wirephoto.) Death Letter Fugitive Pens Brown Note LOS ANGELES man who wrote death threats to 10 Superior Court judges and commissioners was disclosed today to have written Gov. Brown as well. But the. letter to Brown, which ojosed with the salu- tation "Viva was in marked contrast to the others. It was entirely re spectful. The theme was 1he same, however. The letters picture Elmer B. (Jet) Simrell as a victim of a gross miscarriage of justice in connection with his di- vorce, with the courts to blame. Meanwhile, Simrell's ex- wife, Mildred, tol'd newsmen she is praying he will be cap- tured "before somebody gets hurt." MRS. SIMRELL, 34-year old nurse's aide at Olive; View Sanitarium, says she fears for the safety of her- self and her three children. Mrs. Simrell, whose divorce action against the 48-V'-'ar-old letter writer apparently brought on the letter flurry, gave this appraisal of him: "He's a very unusual man. He's exceptionally proud of his intelligence. "He used to say: 'Call me ST. JOSEPH, Mo. UP) A torrent of water up to 10 feet surged through: St. Joseph's north side late Monday night after a cloudburst north of the city. At 'least one person was killed. The body of William M. Thomas was found four blocks from where the water swept him out of his car. As dawn broke, teams of policemen began a house-to- house search for other vic- tims. Other city employes be- gan the awesome of clearing away the mud and debris. Property damage was tre- mendous, but no one was willing to guess the monetary loss immediately. MERRILL CH1LCOTF managing editor of the St. Joseph News-Press who made a tour of the area, said "It's terrific. It's unbelievable how much damage could be in- flicted in such a short time. It's a miracle no one else got it." Most of the damage was centered along Burnside Ave., a residential street paralleling St." Joseph Ave., main north HOME Vol. 91 32 PAGES The Finest Evening Newspaper LONG BEACH 12, CALIF., TUESDAY, MAY 19, 1959 CLASSIFIED HE 2-5959 I'RICEIOCENTS TELEPHONE HE 5-1161 EDITION (Six Editions Daily) Infant Near Death, Mom Held in Jail Bellflower Woman Denies Inflicting Child's Injuries A tiny eight-month-old Bell- flower infant was near death in a hospital .oxygen tent to- day while the mother was be- ing held in county jail on suspicion of felony child beat- ing. Sheriff's juvenile officers said the mother, Mrs. Rose- niarie Carreon, 22, of 17144 Downey Ave., Bellflower, ad- mitted spanking and shaking the child, Antonio, but denied causing his injuries. The child was listed as in critical condition at St. Fran- cis Hospital in Lynwood this morning suffering Irom a skull fracture, possible broken leg, numerous cuts and bruises, malnutrition and inflammation of the lungs. t INJURIES and numerous bruises suffered by the child were discovered late last week by nurses at St. Helen's Hospital, Bellflower, where the infant had been sent for treatment by the Carreons' family physician, Dr. Wilson V. Ching, 9246 E. Alondra St. Dr. Ching ordered X-rays which showed a skulj frac- ture, deputies said. Sheriff's officers were no- tified at the time and began an investigation which re- sulted in the arrest of the mother on Monday. The in- fant was transferred in an oxygen tent to the Lynwood Monday on the re- quest of the father, Antonio, 23, a construction laborer. The father denied ever striking the infant or causing any injury, according to Sgt. Kermit Kynel, sheriff's juve- nile officer. THE MOTHER also denied T jit on St. Joseph Ave., itself, is on higher ground and was not! affected except at points. t THE DOWNPOUR on the occasion, Sgt. Kynel i She also said the infant had few Qf jts cd north slopes of St Joseph, a city of population in northwestern Missouri, was measured at four inches in one hour. It was one of a series times, Kynel reported. The juvenile officer said the injuries were apparontly inflicted by striking the child instrument. Two other Carreon chil- Robert, 5, the woman's .thunderstorms which a marriage, by my middle name-genius.'jduced at least two 2' are ln the (Continued Page A-4, Col 3) across tne Missouri River northeastern Kansas. WHERE TO FIND IT Defense Secretary McElroy announced he'll stay on in position indefinitely. Story on TAKES OFF page A-3. Farm buildings were care of the father while the mother is in custody. The rase is being presented to the district attorney today (Continued Page A-4, Col. 2) further action, Kynel said HIGHWAY DEATH TRAP Overflowing irrigation water chewed the sandy ground from under a country road near Salt Lake City Monday, leaving this hole 30 feet deep, 67 feet long and 42 feet wide. Kingi Kurumada, 74, a farmer, hit the hole as he drove home and was killed. A newspaper delivery boy said he drove over the road three hours earlier and it was all right Wirephoto.) West Spurns Russia German Peace Plan GENEVA West pressed a campaign-in Ihe Big Four foreign ministers conference today against Russia's proposed German peace treaty, arguing there can be no pact without unification of Germany. Soviet Foreign Minister An- drei Gromyko replied by in- sisting that peace treaties with East and West Germany are urgently needed. He again denounced the Western package proposal linking a German settlement with European security and disarmament measures. British Foreign Secretary Selwyn Lloyd declared that it was "useless and indeed un- wilh hands, and not with.any just" for Russia to try to "im- pose" on Germany a treaty which, Lloyd said, would sad- dle the German people "with certain discriminatory servi- tudes." HE i REFERRED to provi- sions which would regulate political activity inside West Germany and force it to sever its links with the Western allies. A West German spokesman, Ambassador Wilehlm Grewe, declared acceptance of politi- cal articles in the Soviet draft (Cotninued on Pg. A-4, Col. 4) Mormon Richards Leader Dies SALT LAKE CITY iffi Stephen L Richards, 79, of the first presidency of the Latter-day Saints (Mormon) Church, died today. The death came suddenly, apparently, his physician said, from a heart ailment. He was stricken this morning and died moments after arrival at the Latter-day Saints Hospi- tal at a.m. Beach B-I. B-7. D-2 to 7. C-6, 7. D-l. Death B-2. B-6. B-3. Hal B-7. Shipping D-I. C-l, 2, 3, C-5. Tides, TV, D-8. B-7. B-4, 5. Your A-2. LOS ANGELES Bel- gium's King Baudouin gave his police escort the slip Monday night and disap- ON HIS OWN TOUR OF L A. Belgian King Gives Escort the Slip The officers and reporters reached the hotel and found they had escorted only them- peared for three hours and tbere- Thev waitcd minutes. Motorcycle police and car- loads of newsmen were es- corting the 28-year-old bache- lor monarch from Los Angeles to his Beverly Hills hotel Monday night when his car suddenly turned down a side street. nervously until Baudouin and his party strode into the lob- by early today, laughing. Where had he been? The King wouldn't say. But a U.S. State Depart- ment employe who had been in Baudouin's limousine said the King had been driven past the homes of film like another tourist. "After he said, "even a King is entitled to a little fun." Baudouin's disappearing act came as he was leaving a by shouts of "Hi from passersby and "Vive le from his countrymen. "Helio the King said. Today the King toured avia- meeting of the Los space and film industries. World Affairs Council, where he had been the speaker. The United King, States, touring arrived the at International Airport Monday from Texas and was greeted Wednesday the King will tour Disneyland before a Marine Corps helicopter takes him to International Airport to meet an airliner for a flight to San Francisco. Second Son to Truman Daughter NEW YORK Clif- ton Daniel, daughter of for- mer President and Mrs. Harry S. Truman, gave birth to her second son today. That was just what Grand- father Truman had been hop- ing for. He said during his visit here last week, in con- nection with his 75th birth day observance, that one of his chief wishes was for second grandson. The maternal grandparents ere unable to be present here because Mrs. Truman underwent surgery in Kansas City Monday for removal of a breast tumor, but the news quickly telephoned to the Trumans. The baby was delivered by Caesarean section at a.m. in Doctor's Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds 3 ounces. No name has yet been se- lected. THE DANIELS' other son, Clifton Truman Daniel, will be 2 years old on June 5. Daniel is an assistant to the managing editor of the New York Times., At Kansas City, a hospital spokesman reported that Mrs. Truman's condition was satis- factory. Tests were being made to determine whether the tumor was malignant. Re- sults of the biopsy probably will not be known for two or three days. Woman, 64, Fights 6 Mi. to Rescuers 'Copter Spots Her Struggling Out of Rugged Utah Area Footsore and shaky, a 64- year-old Long Beach woman staggered out of southeastern Utah's rugged Cataract Can- yon today two days' after she and her husband were feared drowned in a boating accident. A helicopter was sent into the canyon to pick up her husband, who also survived the ordeal but was unable to walk out under his own power. The A. Rich, 65, and his wife, Lillian- were thrown into the boiling rapids of the Colorado River Sunday when their motorboat overturned. With them were their son, Dr. DeJbert F. Rich, 41, -of Cedar City, Utah, and his wife. The younger couple managed to get ashore safely. MRS. Long Beach home address was not picked up by a helicopter at the confluence of the Colorado and Green Rivers after she had walked six miles over extremely rough terrain. She said she was about to give up when she was spotted from the air by pilot Jim Hurst of Moab, Utah, one of several fliers searching for her and her husband. The Long Beach couple was among 500 persons participat- ing in a "Friendship Cruise" along the Colorado and Green Rivers when the accident oc- curred Sunday. DR. RICHARD SAID he noticed another boat which seemed to be in trouble, and he stopped 10 give aid "While we were working we apparently lost our sense of direction and when we started out again we went the wrong he said. "Before we realized it, the boat was in the rapids. It was swamped overturned capsized." Dr. Rich said that he was" able to save his wife by grabbing her by the hair as the boat overturned, but was unable to help his parents before they were swept away by the rapids. Worst Fire Season Yet Feared Here LOS ANGELES County Fire Chief Keith E. Klinger warns that Los An- geles County may experience its worst fire season in its his- tory this year. Lack of rain has left South- ern California hills parched and dry. Klinger met Monday with other department offi- cials and Supervisor Warren Dorn to plan a campaign for public help in fire prevention. Klinger said that during the first four months of 1959 there have been 20 per cent more fires than in the corre- sponding period the year be- fore. V
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