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   Press-Telegram (Newspaper) - June 11, 1959, Long Beach, California                             BOSTON 'EL' BLAST INJURES SCORES 2 Dead, 5 Hurt as L. B. 'Copter Crashes in Sea The Southland's Finest Evening Newspaper LONG BEACH 12, CALIF., THURSDAY, JUNE II, 1959 Vol. No. I I I CLASSIFIED HE 2- 48 PAGES I'KICE 10 CENTS _, HOME 'Rips Stancls EDITION F6ar Main Rail Station TELKPHOXE IIE3-11G1 (Six Editions Daily) SURVIVORS OF'HELICOPTER CRASH, co-pilot 1st LI. Harry Christopher (fon? of 2712 Monogram St., Long Beach; and pilot 1st Lt. Harold A. Mar- vin of 470R McNab Ave., I.akewoocl, walk to While Ihousiiiids of sun- bathers watched in horror, a Long Beach-based Army heli- copler crashed into the ocean off Playa del Rey Wednesday afternoon, killing two men and injuring five others. The dead were identified as two Ft, MacArlhur soldiers, Capl. William D. Knapp, '12, of 13G8 W. J3th SI., San, Pedro, and M. Sgl. J a m e s! Humphrey Sniilh, 3S, of Clymcr St., Complon. The two were passcngcfs in the twin-rolor IIU21. CAPT. KNAPP is survived by his wife, Sarah, and I wo1 children. Sgt. Smith is sur- vived by his wife, Avis. Sgl. Smith was a food serv-: ice inspector and Capt.j Knapp 47th AA Brigades as-' sistant supply officer. The 'copier's three crew! members all reside in the' Long Beach area. Injured were 1st LI. Harold A. Marvin, 27, of -1706 pilot; ls.1 Lt.! Harry" G. Christopher, 28, of; 2712 Monogram St., LOUR uumi. wn Reach, co-pilot: Specialist 5.C .pro.ducers ln thc Wilmington Oil Field are "dragging Vercyl L. Sherbino, who fecL" lllc subsidence-control program, Lt. Gov. in NCO quarters at Long.Glenn Anderson said today he is exploring the feasi- Deach Air force Case, thejbility of asking Gov. Edmund G. Brown to declare lhe Allies Agree to Continue Big 4 Meet Action Is Taken Despite New Russ Berlin Ultimatum GENEVA West-; err powers were reported to- night to have agreed to con- tinue with the Big Four con- ference despite the latest So- proposal on Berlin, which Ithey called an ultimatum. The decision was taken afl- ;er U. S. Secretary of State jChrislian A. Herter had con- jferred for almosl two hours jwilh Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei A. Gromyko. Herter reported on his con- C'APT. D. KNAPP Killed in Crash SGT. JAMES SMITH Soldier Victim SINKAGE LOSSES Anderson Eyes L as Disaster Area By HARRY FULTON he feels that some oil ish Foreign Secretary Selwyn Lloyd, French Foreign Minis- ter Maurice -Couve de Mur- ville and Ambassador Wil- helin Grewe of West Ger- many. Emerging from the meeting Couve de Murville told news- :meu: "The conference is contin- uing. We will see how ii de- velops from day lo day." v- V THE PRIVATE meetings had been held in a crisis at- mosphere amid rumors that the five-week old conference! would either break up or be recessed for several weeks, i Gromyko touched off the mn7 VVlUl ller hcr falllei'. mystery furor Wednesday by CommiUec on whose {Q [Q for a one-year.deadline on Activities loday'carried by radio TV end of Western occupation hearings scheduled! in, West Berlin. A. that timejfor this mon.h in California. ;SU denial the some high Western officials! chairman Francis E. Wal-jSornia's Dav.s Xu? 1 (Conlinued Page A--I, Col. 5) tor (D-Pa) said the hearings 'he plea and telephoned planned for San Francisco from Rcno- Ncv- June 17 and Los Angeles June! An here said fam-j ily friends look her half way' Part of Elevated Structure Topples; No Deaths Reported BOSTON than a score of persons were injured in a terrific explosion of un- determined origin in the ele- vated structure of Boston Rapid Transit System near the North Railroad Station today. The Metropolitan Transit authority, which operates the Rapid Transit System, said no 'i was killed. 1 Shortly after thc accident jliiK Massachusetts General j Hospital reported that 20 per- 5 I sons had been brought in and others were slill coining. Thc blast ripped apart sec- tions of Ibe elevated struc- jture and blew out windows iin the railroad station about feet away. RESCUE apparatus was used lo pull people from the lorn elevated structure. The hospital reported that .most of those brought in ap- peared to have been burned Iin the blast. Extra doctors (were called to the institution BORN TO PARALYZED WOMAN lwere callcd to lhe Mrs. Patricia Burke, 21, paralyzed since an accident five years ago, has a [to treat the injured, smile in a Bethpage, N. Y., hospital, where she gave birth 'to a 5-pound, I The hospital said it could 15-ounce boy. Nurse Marie House shows congratulatory cards to the new inot determine the exact na- mother. Mrs. Burke, 21, was paralyzed from the neck down when she rode a sled into the side of an auto al age 16. She lives will! husband, Joseph, in I.evittown, N. Y. They have named their son Wirephoto.) of their injuries imme- diately. The North Station is (he i main terminal for the Boston Maine Railroad. It is in one of the most heavily congested jtraffic and business sections. California Missing Coed Back Red Probe Home With Parents---OSONod Postponed It was believed that thc ex- SANTA BARBARA W Honor student JeSS Millar, 19, returned home today after a 10-day disap WASHINGTON _ T h Pcarnilcc- !ing operation property. Part of the elevated struo With her was her father, mystery writer fdl thc street. j ]igd said he has asked Any Abandonment of lhe 3 Tots Burn to Death in Incinerator will be held instead in the AN ARMY Mosk's office to Naval Shipyard of subsidence might re-j state being forced refuse burner into which hearings can be held." fall. "The ramifications of lhe! Communist operation in Cali- fornia are so extensive and Waller said, "thai investigation work and her father brought her lhe remainder of the way. BOTH FATHER and daugh- were placed under seda- jtion after their return and were unavailable for ques- i, a member of the'to reimburse the federal gov- trip lo a Nike missile base at! Chalsworth when (he engine apparently failed. H fell from an altitude ofiuue mosl closclynnillion 150 feet into 15 feet of water Wlth lhc subsi-jwarned. about 25 yards offshore. cc contro1 Program, em-, He dec "It came down like a apparently crawled while at! t Jim Troup, drug store em- ploye in the North Stalion, said the blast blew oul win- dows along the causeway street side of (he station, and knocked merchandise from the store shelves. Troup said ambulances, fire apparatus and rescue equip- menl jammed the area. He said he saw several am- bulances carry off injured. Lands Commission, the ernment to thc tune of 170 .state agency most closclynnillion dollars, Anderson' The victims were Rodney, Brenden, 5; his sister, program, em-. He declared: and Larry Dean Slare 5 i I.KC a- ,H ,thal nc economy, "We can and will solve this! S h er i f f l.eroy Luu said wounded said lifeguard ?IUI sa'ety of thejpiohlem if all affected parties investigation indicated eiH-e' Don Rohrer, one of the first area arc al cooperate. Thc failure of lhat the youngsters had -'.-i a lo reach the scene. j etl: 'itnV one entity to cooperate; fire in the metal cylinder with; Marvin, who was in the: Hie looi-dragging on the can torpedo lhe entire pro-matches or lhal glowinr coals' pilot's scat, said, "I don't re--Parl of somc of lllc pro-gram." h h member anything except un- (iuccrs ln Join in 'he reprcs-. fastening my safely bell, f surizalion program to controlj ANDERSON SAID Long don't know, but 1 suppose I subsidence could result in would lose 25.000 jobs Sot out through the left disaster lo the Citylf the subsid-------'-----' dow which was partly open. jof Long Beach and thc state, program fails. he 'MEANEST THIEF Victim of Palsy Robbed of Fund LINDA MILLAR 10-Day Disappearance Ammo Base Blows Up, Fires Village GREENVILLE, S. C. say it must have been the meanest thief in had remained and started the town broke into thc I ANDERSON SAID LUTZ ADDED that indica- subsidencc-abatenient tions were no one had thrown .refuse into the burner during 'suhsi- A psychialrist who treated jl.inda recently said she is --------j haunted by a feeling of guilt. (She had been on probation! jsince her car killed an 11- year-old boy three years "Everyone has been so' we jusi can't Dynamite Company jtl.ank them j Hurts 3 mother, also a m y s t e ryi n r'5 jwriter. sobbed happily. Linda TAMAQUA, Pa. An American personnel arc sta- lls the Millars' only child. VERONA. Italy An Italian army a m m u n i t i o n dump blew up here today and set fire to buildings in a near- by village. A U.S. Army officer at a I nearby NATO base where "I STAYED AROUND the! "IN ADDITION, the physi- dence would still continue 'copter unlil people starled cal hazard lo public safety is with a resultant threat to about 10-30 am and found coming up. A guy told me health and safely." iabout an hour later go on inlo shore." home of Mrs. Allienc Miller. Among other things, the thief stole a bank contain- ing which had been col- lected for the cerebral palsy fund by Mrs. Miller's son, Tommy. 14. Tommy is a cerebral palsy victim him- self. explosion in a dynamite-mix lioned, said there were casual- house of the Atlas Powder lics !nir lllc number was not face. Rohrer, who raced inlo water with a number of other; guards, said he reached one! man who couldn't swim andj (Continued Page Col. -i) WHERE TO FIND IT Sailor slashes Long Beach police officer with razor after girl hoslage is rescued. Slory on Page A-3. Beach B-l. Hal A-23. A-23. C-5 to 11. B-10, II. A-9. Death B-2. A-22. B-3. Shipping A-18. C-l, 2, 3. A-IS. Tides, TV, C-l2. Vilal A-lft. A-2X B-1, 5, 6, 7. Your A-2. QUiCK ACTION REVIVES DENTIST ---------------------------------------------___ j remember what Linda siid. A company spokesman said wcrc a, base ;Just that she was coming "ic Wast occurred about (j not a, (he wh'cre home. I'm so happy." fa.m. in one of several small American Southern European Armand Girola. a Rc-io. bnck hinlclmgs where Forcc (SETAF) js Nev., private delcctivc hired glycerin and other ingredi- ,tjonet] (Continued on Pg. A-l. Col. 7) st'icks The f id SETAE had ambulances, medical learns and helicopters lo the area. 2 Hours of Massage Saves Heart DR. RAYMOND J. SMITH Recovering MIAMI _ For two hours and 26 minutes hu- man hands squeezed and released thc failing heart of a Miami dentist and kept him alive until he could rally. Quick action by the brother of Dr. Raymond J. Smith. 45, was credited to- day by medical authorities with saving the dentist's life in what was described as one of the most remark- able cases of its kind on record. Smith should recover and may return lo his practice, ssiid Dr. Robert S. Litwak, chief of thoracic surgery at thc Universily of Miami medical cenler at Jackson Memorial Hospital. THE INCIDENT occurred Saturday bul was nol pub- licized until Wednesday night. Hospital attendants said this is whal happened: Smith returned home from water skiing and com- plained of chest pains. His wife called in Dr. Donald W. Smith, a surgeon and older brother, who look him to the hospital in an am- bulance. The stricken dentist was placed in a hospital room while a doctor wrote out an order for his admitancc. Dr. Donald Smith waited out- side the door. LITWAK SAID Dr. Ray- mond Smith suffered "a very severe attack." Thc heart specialist was sum- moned from his office while the brother ran to get a scalpel. Thc surgeon quickly opened his brother's chest cavity and began inasvig- ing thc heart Litwak others joined him and they worked for what they said seemed an eternity before lhe heart showed a faini pulse, l-inally, thc heart began to beat rhythmically and the rientisl breathed again. "1 here were some com- Litwak Wednesday night. "Due to (he low blood pressure, the kidneys did not respond perfcclly, but he has shown definite improvement. "Had it hot been for Dr. Don Smith's prompt action, his brother would not have survived. I think he has a good chance lo recover." DR. RAYMOND SMITH, a native -Miamian, is a graduate of Northwestern University. He served as as- sistant dental surgeon at the U.S. Marine Hospital at Parris Island, S. C., jnd in the European theater in World War N, where he held lhe rank of lieuten- ant commander. His brother, who held the same rank, was president of thc Dadc County Med- ical Assn. in 1950 and also served as a member of the l-'lorida chapter of the American College of Sur- geons and as vice prcsidon.l of the American Associa- tion of Blood Banks. Litwak said the incident probably will go down in medical history as the long- est time on record for keep- ing a heart pumping by hand massage. The hospital .said 'he stricken dentist is still on the "critical list." WASHINGTON Roy Fletcher Priest, husband of Ivy Baker Priesl, Ireasurer of the United States, died today in a hospital in suburban Ar- lington. Va. He was 75. Priest suffered a heart at- tack al his Arlington home on .Sunday and had been hospi- since then. Mrs. Priest has been treas- ,urer of thc United States 'throughout the Eisenhower administration and her signa- ture appears on all currency. DR. DONALD S. SMITH Took Quick Action Weather- Low clouds late to- night and early Friday with some chance of a slight early Fri- day. Slightly cooler Fri- day. Maximum tempera- ture by noon today: 72.   

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