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Press-Telegram (Newspaper) - June 19, 1959, Long Beach, California BIG 4 TO RECESS BERLIN PARLEY GRADUATION TIME FOR MOTHER, 17 Mrs. Linda Sue Voss, 17-year-old mother of triplets, adjusts her cap before high school graduation exercises in Redlands Thursday. Her 20-year-old hus- band, David, does a bit of diaper changing on one of the photo) RECORD Council Awards 5.5% Raise to Employes By GEORGE WEEKS Long Beach's city employees will get a 5.5 per cent pay raise effective Aug. 1. And several hundred of I Texaco Set to Absorb Superior Girl Grad Outdoes Her Class REDLANDS HOME The Fuml Evening Newspaper LONG BEACH 12, CALIF., FRIDAY, JUNE 19, 1959 Vol. 118 PRICE 10 CENTS TELEPHONE HEs-uei 44 PAGES CLASSIFIED HE 2-5959 EDITION [Six Editions Daily) Ike Blasts Solaris' Strauss Rejection Living Costs Up Slightly to New Peak Increase Higher in L.B. Area Than Nation as Whole WASHINGTON costs hit a new peak in May. Small rises in prices for practically all types of con- sumer goods lifted the Labor Department's cost index one tenth of 1 per cent from the April level. At 124 per cent of the 1947- base period, the index was the highest it has ever reached. And the prospect is for a further small increase during the summer months. (FOR THE Long Beach-Los Li nil Metropolitan Area, them will receive an additional 5.5 per cent to equalize their salaries wilh those paid in comparable cities. The num- ber and the positions affected remain to be decided. City councilmen Thursday unanimously approved the basic one-range boost for virtually all municipal work- NEW YORK as recommended by City Inc. is planning lo purchase I ManaSer Sam E- Vickers. Rnf iiftnr n cne- the Superior Oil Co. of Cali-i fornia for ihe equivalent of 765 million dollars. In a joint announcement Thursday night Augustus C. But after a sion they bogged down mid- Sue Voss has a few things the other 469 graduates at Red- lands High School don't have: Triplets. "Today is just about the proudest day of my said Linda, who gets her diploma today. "Nobody around here thought I'd make it through school." The triplets Johnny, David and born last Sept. 17 to her and her husband, David, a dairy worker. At the time, Linda was way in the manager's list ofiabout to enter her senior nearly 600 employes proposed for the additional raise. Council will resume con- sideration of the employe list.'at home. year. She was determined to graduate, so the school agreed to continue her instructions Long, Texaco chairman, wjtn some additions amj William M. Keck, chairman jsubtractions to be proposed of Superior, snrd they had by individual councilmen, aft- er the regular meeting next Tuesday. WITH FEW exceptions, the extra-range proposals studied before adjournment were ap- proved. One of the exceptions af- (Continued Page A-4, Col. 4) She and David took turns minding the youngsters. And her mother helped with the reached "an understanding in principle" looking toward the merger. The announcement said Dillon Read Co., invest- ment bankers, worked out the details. The coniDined company would control an estimated 8 per cen.t of the tolal oil pro- duction in Ihe United Stales. About a year ago, Texaco Q I I passed the Standard Oil Co. IH of New Jersey as the largest domestic producer of crude oil. Gov. Long .La. Asylum a day when neither she nor her husband was at home, i WHEN TEACHER called, Linda put away the diapers, brought out the textbooks and hustled the babies off to sleep. "It's been tough all she added, "but you never know what you can do until TO EFFECTUATE the un-l RATON ROUGE, La. (UP1) derslanriing, Texaco and Earl Long, seized by perior said, representatives and committed on both have begun preparation 'his wife's warrant in one of of an agreement and plan ofithe wildest days in l.ouisi- reorganix.ation, Under ihe'ana's turbulent political his- proposed agreement. Texacoltory, was behind insane asy- wnnld acquire all bars in his home stale and assets of Superior in anjtoday. exchange of shares underj Shrieking and cursing, which Superior stockholders! LonR was intercepted just would receive 24 shares ofjthree miles outside tnis Texaco for each of afler he had freed Texaco would assume Supe-'hiniself from a New Orleans rior's liabilities and Superior hospital, declared he was ihe governor "right now" and would be dissolved. Superior, one of the high- est priced stocks listed on the New York Stock Exchange, closed Thursday night at a share, up 10 dollars. Texaco closed at S75.50, off 50 cents. House QKs Raising National Debt Limit WASHINGTON _ The roared off in a State Highway Patrol car for Baton Rouge to entrench himself in office. The silver-haired Long, 63 gave a piercing hog call, and yelled curses as officers took him away lo Ihe Southeastern Stale Hos- pital at Mandeville. La., to be held "indefinitely." children during the few hours _f' the increase in May was two- tenths of 1 per cent above the April mark. The level here was 126.8 per cent oi the 1H47-49 index.) In reporting the figures to- day, the Labor Department said spendable earnings ol factory workers, meaning their pay after federal tax deductions, also hit a record The average for the factory worker heading a family o four was a week. It was for the single fac- tory worker. THESE EARNINGS each were 35 cents higher than the record set in April. The department said the rise in spendable earnings was due both to longer work- ing hours and higher pay The buying power of the worker is up about 9 per cent from a year ago because liv- ing costs have changed very little since then. V H. E. RILEV, price chief for the department's Bureau of Labor Statistics, said the living cost index has been moving within an extremely you have to. And mister, weinarrow range for a year. The have [May index was only three- Few married girls cverjtenths of 1 per cent above finish high school, said Princi-j the May 1958 level. pal Leonard Murdy, and Lindaj In May, fractional increases is the first monther to gradu-jwere recorded for food, thc c a s Maximum ate with her class from clothing, medical careandj temperature by noon to- STILL SMILING L. Strauss wears a broad smile at break- fast today after the Senate rejected, 49-46, in a post-midnight vote his nomination as secretary of commerce. He is the first Cabinet nominee to be turned down by the Senate since HE'D FORGOTTEN IT Lucky L B. Man 'Can Use' Refund "I'd forgotten all about not getting that income-tax- refund check back in exclaimed G. W. (Goldy) Coffman, 315 E. 21st St. His name appeared in Thursday's Press-Telegram among those who have a share in the "Forgotten For- money owed to them by the Internal Revenue Service. Coffman, 47, service manager at Dale Brown Motors, was tipped to the fact his name was listed by a fellow worker. "Boy, that's money I can he exclaimed and promptly called The Press-Telegram to thank the news- paper for carying the lists. How much does Coffman have coming? "I don't remember, could he a hundred or so or maybe a bit less. Any amount's welcome." He's married, has three children. Coffman filed his income-tax return in 1952, shortly afterward moved to Hot Springs, Ark. The check, not forwardable, was returned to IRS. Ex-AEC Chiet Turned Down n 49-46 Vote President Terms Action Loss to People, Sad Episode WASHINGTON dent Eisenhower said totlaj :hat the American people ar :he losers in what he callec Ihe sad episode of Senate re jection' of Lewis L. Straus as secretary of commerce. The grim-faced Presided took the highly unusual ste of calling newsmen into hi White House office to read brief statement. At the outset, Eisenhowe noted that the Senate Thurs day night refused to confirm Strauss for the Cabinet pos The turn-down came in dramatic post-midnight ro call, 49-46. EISENHOWER WENT to praise Strauss warmly. He called Strauss a ma who has loyally, honorabl and effectively served his na tion under four presidents. Eisenhower said furthe that if the nation is to be de- nied the right to have officials of proven ability and integrity in responsible government positions, then "indeed it is the American people who are the losers in this sad episode." The statement was square- ly in line with the position the President has taken throughout the long Soviet, West owers )eadlocked Due to Use Break to Review Proposals; Meet Again July I 3 GENEVA Four orcign ministers, locked in isagreement over a stopgap tatus for Berlin, have agreed o recess until July 13, West- rn sources said tonight. The arrangement was made t a secret session at the leadquarters of Soviet For- ign Minister Andrei A. Gro- lyko. 'I he statesmen arranged Iso to have a plenary ses- ion of their conference Sat- irday, at which, presumably, lie current phase of their alks will be wound up. LEFT HANGING in the air, meantime, was the fate of rival Russian and Western )lans for a Berlin solution. The recess clearly will give )0th sides the opportunity to eflect anew on their oppos- ng positions. Earlier in the day Gromyko lad introduced some new >roposals for a Berlin solu- ion 'proposals which still contained a negotiable time from a year to 18 the sur- .'ival of the Allied occupation regime in West Berlin. The West hns persistently de- clined to accept the deadline idea. Weather- Mostly clear tonight and Saturday, but some early morning fog near lands. j personal care. day: 85. A 1952-1953 ANDERSON, R. J. H. H., 2286 Termino Ave., Long Beach. AERTS, Frank, 7542 West- minster, Westminster. ANDERSON, M. N. M. H., 11522 Lefingweld Rd., Nor walk. B 1952-1953 BRUNTZ, Miriam M., 222 S. (Continued on Pg. A-8, Col. 4) House voted today to of Louisiana as nothing the ceiling on the national debt to a new peacetime high of 295 billion dollars. had done since his older bro- (Continued Page A-4, Col. 1) GOVERNOR ON WAY TO MENTAL HOSPITAL Louisiana Gov. Earl K. Long (center) sits in car outside Baton Rouge court- house Thursday night tinder watch of State Police Lt. Russell Willey (right) about to be driven to a mental hospital. At wheel of car is Capt. Herman Thompson of parish sheriff's office. The governor, who 'had skipped out of a New had to be taken from another auto by WHERE TO FIND IT Legislature passes bill rais- ng maximum unemployment that Strauss is an dedicated and upright public servant. Opponents on the other hand had argued that Strauss had been devious and less than frank in his dealings with Congress and the people. THE ISSUE of public vs. private power had also come (Continued Page A-IO, Col. 1) B47 Fires Bold Orion Test Shot CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. test version of the Air Force's highly secret Bold Orion ballistic missile was fired today from a 847 jet bomber. The plane roared over the cape and blasted the rocket from beneath its wing at a height of about feet. The missile left a long trail of white smoke as it sped over the Atlantic. A chase plane tracked the rocket's flight with a camera. S: f THE AIR FORCE, which prefers to keep this air-to- week. Story on f 1. 1 v-i nut; LHia all J- S3D 'Ground weapon' under wraps, Beach B-l. Hal B-9. B-9. D-l lo 12, B-IO, 11. D-2. Death B-2. B-8. B-3. Shipping D-2. C-l to 6, B-7. Tides, TV, B-12. B-9. B-4, 5. Your A-2. announced only that "a re- search and development mis- sile was fired from the At- lantic missile range this morn- ing." However, an informed source reported the test flight was -highly successful and achieved both its main ob jcctives. The informant said the goals were to test the mis sile's adaptive automatic pilol and to determine how much interference is built around the nose cone by thc ionization of air particles ns the missile races at supersonic [speed. IT !S THE general expecta- tion among some Western diplomats here that leaders of key countries the United States, Britain, France and West take the opportunity of the break to meet and perhaps to review their positions. At a little Western summit of this kind, the Western statesmen could indeed re- align their attitude toward a top-level conference with So- viet Premier Nikita shchev. t TN A HECTIC aflernoon as (he conference reached its climax, Gromyko met for 35 minutes with the foreign min- isters of the United States, (Continued Page A-4, Col. 2) 2 Pull Off Third LA. Kidnaping LOS ANGELES Two gunmen sought for two Los Angeles kidnapings struck again Thursday -night this time leaving a young house- wife stripped and bound on a motel bed. Mrs. Alice R. Robinson, 32, of Needles, was abducted in her car on a downtown street. She said the pair drove her lo a motel, robbed her of and made her take off ier clothes. She was not otherwise harmed. t -a POLICE SAID the same two men kidnaped a 45-year- old woman from Monterey Park Tuesday and took her to motel, where they robbed and stripped her and left her bound. Earlier they staged a similar abduction of a man, 28, on another I.os Angeles street, and robbed him in a different motel. Mrs. Robinson was kid- naped at the height of the evening rush hour as she waited in front of a hotel for her husband, Learning, who was in the hotel inquiring about accommodations. Gl ACQUITTED Private and Court See Eye-to-Eye WASHINGTON Andrew God .Jr. has been acquitted of a court-marlia! charge that he wilfully de- stroyed government prop- erty. God, an architect before he was drafted and assigned to nenrby Ft. Myer, Va., disputed accusations that what he did was wasteful. The charge: Slicing eyes out of potatoes instead of digging them out with o knife,