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   Press-Telegram (Newspaper) - June 20, 1959, Long Beach, California                             FIRE RIPS RESORT; 2 DEAD, 20 HURT HOME The Southland's Finest Evening Newspaper LONG BEACH 12, CALFF., SATURDAY, JUNE 20, 1959 20 PAGES PRICE 10 CENTS TELEPHONE HE 5-nei Vol. 119 CLASSIFIED HE 2-5939 'EDITION (Six Editions Daily) Solons Quit; Beat Brown Labor Bill SOP-Democratic Coalition Kills 'Code of Ethics1 SACRAMENTO Legislature rang down the curtain on the 1959 session today after Republicans and organized labor dealt Demo- cratic Gov. Edmund G. Brown one of his few defeats. Dumped in the final hours of the session was Brown's program to set up a "Code of Ethics" for the conduct of internal'union affairs. 'A strange coalition of votes Republicans and 19 to kill the; administration's bill to regu-j late imra-union affairs. Only two Republicans and 27 Democrats voted to keep the bill alive. Brown lost all of the major features of his program for the "code" for labor unions and managements. But those were some of the few defeats the 53-year-old chief execu- tive suffered during the six- month session. TO BALANCE OFF his in- frequent defeats, the go'ver- nor, who has served only six months of his four-year term, could point to passage of a water program, a 215-million- dollar tax program and crea- tion of a Fair employment Practices Commission, aboli- (Continued Page A-3, Col. 2) Louisiana Chiefs at Odds on Who's Governor Now Reds Warn of Separafe Berlin Pact MOSCOW joint Soviet-East German commu- nique today renewed demands for a summit conference and said that without a German peace treaty and an end to the "intolerable situation" in West Berlin there can be no peace in Europe. It also repealed warnings that if the West "frustrates" the conclusion of a peace treaty with all of Germany, (he Soviet Union will sign a separate peace treaty with East Germany. This, it maintained, would end the occupation rights of the western powers. "The acts and provisions stemming from the capitula- tion and the military defeat of Germany in the past war will therefore lose their pow- it said. But it said, the Soviet Un- ion and East Germany would consent to an interim agree- ment on West Berlin under certain conditions. GOV. LETHER FRAZAR of Louisiana, logical man to fill governorship with Earl K. Long committed to mental hospital, is shown telling newsmen in New Orleans of his bewilderment over whether he should take over. "They may impeach me for being so dumb but 1 don.'l know where I Frazar Wirephoto) U. S. Serves Notice Berlin Stand Firm K Million Blaze Ruins Swank Lodge Guests Suffer Fractures Leaping Out of Windows BRAINERD, Minn. UP> Rapidly spreading fire swept the huge main log building of swank Breezy Point Lodge early today, killing a man and his wife and injuring more than 20 other guests. Trapped by smoke and lame that raced through the wooden summer resort build- ng, most of the injured suf- 'ered arm and leg fractures as they jumped from second loor windows. The dead couple was Mr. and Mrs. Frank J. Hildinger of Cleveland, Ohio. Hildinger, about 75, diec instantly when he jumpec from a second floor window landing on his head. His wife about 65, lost her grip as she attempted to slide down a rope and fell about 20 feet to the ground. Mrs. Hildinge died in a Brainerd hospital. A BRAINERD insurance man who wrote most of the nsurance on the building esti mated total value of the lodge at Most guests in the main building lost all their belongings. Many slid down bedsheets and blankets to escape in night clothes. Some were able to make their way through the smoke )'iom first and sec- ond floor looms and escape through doorways and win- dows. A number, fearful of the flames, fled to nearby Paltcan Lake. Twenty-two persons were reported brought to St. Joseph's Hospital in Brainerd. The resort, is on Pelican Lake, 20 miles north of here. c s e SEVEN OF THOSE hos- pitalized here, all. with arm and leg fractures, are Mr. and Mrs. Lester Neilson, Minne- apolis; Mr. and Mrs. Sam RATON ROUGE, La. YOUNG ARSONISTS SfUtu Jerome L. Palmquist, 21, and his bride of three months, Delores, shown being grilled by St. Paul, Min., police after admission that they set 11 fires to relieve "nervous Wirephoto) 'PRESSURE REMOVED' Newlyweds Explain Why They Set Fires ST. PAUL, Minn. I saw flames and everything, it was like a great pressure had been taken off me." That was part of a statement police quoted from a newlywed St. Paul couple who admitted Friday they set 11 fires here since late May "to relieve their nervous Monaster, Chicago; Ross Mor- Louisiana officials were a loggerheads today as to who was the state's chief execu- tive as Gov. Earl Long jcaled he may be plotting an-; (Continued Page A-3, Col. 6) Air Defense WASHINGTON United States battle to frcc him-; CUoyy notice today the western powers are standing firm onj their West Berlin policy in the face of Soviet threats and protests. Crisis 5 Youths Wounded by Shotgun Blasts DETROIT youths, aged 15 lo 18, suffered shot- gun pellet wounds Friday night when they were fired upon by a coal truck driver who said youthful gangs had been causing him trouble. The man, 40-year-old Willie Jeter, was taken into custody for questioning. He said he fired three rounds from his shotgun when a gang of youths advanced on him after he went to the front door of his home to investigate a disturbance outside. Big 4 Talks Recessed to July 13 GENEVA The Big Four foreign ministers'today recessed their conference un- til July 13 without breaking the Fast-West deadlock on Berlin. Western officials forecast The western powers' Iself from court-ordered treat-i< iment in a mental hospital. i Lt. Gov. I.ether Frazar, a LmJUPPn friend of (he 63-year-old ail- wl re-.ing governor, said he wants Talks Ease in Argentina BUENOS AIRES W) Ar- turo Frondizi remains presi dent of Argentina after sur- least temporar- gravest crisis of his 14-month administration. But he price he paid re- mains to be seen. Following waves of tension touched off by military plot- ters, a meeting of top army brass Friday night voted con- fidence in the president's War Ministry, thereby breaking up any thought of an immediate coup d'etat. tension." Jerome L. and Delores, 20, his bride of three months, were arrested as they approached a lumber- yard early Friday with several sheets of tarpaper wrapped in newspaper. Frank Oberg, the fire chief, said Palmquist told him he had set the bla7.es to relieve nervous tension and "had felt better afterward." Damage estimates in the series of fires totalled Nobody was injured. Detective Lt. George Bar- clay said Mrs. Palmquist acl- m i 11 e d accompanying her mate on expeditions but denied having actually set any of the fires. Palmquist sponsibilily for "the difficultlegal advice before formally position of the courageous! lakine over as acting gover- nor. Secretary of State Wade people of West Berlin" been and will remain .t ERNEST HARMON AIR FORCE BASE. Nfld. Queen Elizabeth If winds up three-day visit o Newfound' ITItlllll, Long, said he would con- 1and a kcy primary consideration" i lo recognize Long as'se8mcnt of U. S.-Canadian air dealing with Russia on He challenged Fra-jdcl.e.nse actlon' man problems, the State right to take over with-! Ille and her mls- partmciit said. out formal certification Pnncc, Philip, scheduled The U.S. statement was is- Long's inability to act, sued by the State Depart- ment shortly after the Gen- eva foreign ministers' confer- "Governor Long has been ence on Germany recessed; (Continued Page A-3, Col. 5) Fire Rips jStores in Marysville until July 13 after six weeks] of fruitless talk. The U.S. declaration was! a new Soviet drive for as Secretary of State a quick look at jet intercep- tors, poised lo repel any in- vader from the north, before departing for Quebec on the second leg of their 45-day, tour of Canada. During their Newfoundland visit, the royal couple has de- lighted thousands of New- ,Christian A. Hertcr headed MARYSVILLE (XT) Fire foundlanders by mingling with summit loilowmg (he [Q Washington for a roared through five stores while participating in a of (he talks. They said Sovietimeeting with Presiclenl west side of town Fri- round of dedication cere- Premier Khrushchev is Sunday and further day night causing damage monies and tours of industrial ing to frighten the Weslernintensive consultations. jestimated al S300.000. [establishments. powers into a summit con- offering VIRUS SERUM TAKEN WITH MILK lure to the Wesl. U.S. Secretary of State Chrislian A. Herler and olher Weslern diplomats are re- porled lo have decided two weeks ago that this was Khrushchev's strategy. West- ern interest in breaking off the negotiations here dates from that time. The West came to Geneva FRONDIZI, grim faced and tired, met newsmen to pay he was slill performing his presidential duties. But he did not indicate what concession he made the militarists for their support. Announcement also was made that two alleged lead- ers of the plot had agreed to submit to detention on sedi- tion charges. They were Rear Adm. Ar turo Rial, hero of the rcvolu (ion that overthrew ex-dicta- tor Juan Peron, and retired Lt. Gen. Arturo Ossorio Ara- na. The government ordered their arrest Wednesday, but security forces had been un- able to find them. Informed sources said Rial and Ossorio Arana led a mil itary group that felt Fron- dizi had not dealt severely enough with Peron backers. Palmquist, 21, Lama Urges Nehru to Act as Mediator MUSSOORIE, India The self-exiled Dalai Lama of Tibet said today he would welcome a meeting between 'rime Minister N e h-r u of ndia and Premier Chou En- ai of Red China to thresh out a solution to the Tibetan was laid off from his job 'at perspective, a cheese factpry a week ago. He and his wife were being held without charge. The fires were set in three homes under construction, a lumberyard, two wrecking companies, four sheds and a tire firm. problem. The fugitive god-king told lis first news conference since he arrived in India two months ago that he was un- decided about his future but would not stay in India in- definitely. The Dalai Lama said he was pleased that India, his host country, had cham- pioned Tibet's cause, as it did that of Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia. He said he would wejcome summit meeting between and Chou En-lai "it the actual events in Tibet were considered in their true Weather- Mostly sunny Sunday but late night and early morning fog in coastal sections tonight. Contin- ued warm. Page A-3, Col. 1) Last Civil War Vet in Relapse at 116 HOUSTON, Tex. ter Williams, 116, the nation's last Civil War veteran, was critically ill today after suf- fering a relapse of pneumonia. .Williams was placed under an oxygen tent Thursday night at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Willie Mae Bowles, with whom he lives. The Confederate veteran be- came ill June 6. New Oral Vaccine Developed, Used in Baffle Againsf Paralytic Polio PHILADELPHIA A new vaccine to prevent paralytic live virus and so easy to use it can be given in a glass of milk or fruit heen developed by an inde- pendent research organiza- tion here. Dr. Hilary Koprowski, di- rector of the Wistar Insti- tute, told a news conference Friday the vaccine has al- ready been used to immu- nize children in the Belgian Congo, where polio incidence is high. Dr. Koprowski said the vaccine will be given to Polish children beginning this month in a full scale immunization program. The vaccine is given to children from six months to seven years of age who have not had a third injection of the conventional Salk-type vac- cine. THE WISTAR vaccine was described as an attenu- ated virus type, made from live polio virus which has been weakened and which creates resistance to the disease. Salk vaccine uses virus which has been killed and is injected by hypoder- mic. Dr. Koprowski said that in the Congo, children vac- cinated with the Wistar virus strain survived a polio' epidemic which took the lives of eight unvaccinatcd children. The American Cyanimid Co. Lederle Laboratories and Dr. Albert R. Sabin of the University of Cincinnati also are working to develop oral vaccines. Dr. Koprowski is the de- veloper of the Wistar vac- cine. He said further tests are planned before the vac- cine is submitted to the fed- r.ral government for ap- proval. Last Thursday the na- tional foundation an- nounced its vaccine ad- visory committee would meet July 8 to decide whether to recommend general public use of Dr. Sabin's vaccine. TF THE committee ap- proves, distribution in the United States would depend on a license from the U. S. Public Health Service. The Sabin vaccine has been given to more than four million persons in tests in many countries, includ- ing the United States and Russia. Youth Slays Stepfather in Squabble HOUSTON, Tex. fXP) j gangling high school youth stabbed his stepfather Friday night, then sought unsuccess fully to keep the woundec man alive by breathing into his throat. Gerald Owen Johnson, 17 said he stabbed Robert Gris- wold, 46, when the stepfather refused to head his pleas to stop beating him and his mother. The mother, Mrs. Jewel Fay Griswold, 46, collapsed. DETECTIVES quoted John son as saying he got out ol bed and started to leave the house when Griswold got into an argument with Mrs. Gris- wold over a gasoline bill. Johnson said as he reachec the front door he heard sounds indicating Griswold had struck his mother. Then the 215- pound, 6-foot stepfather emerged from the house anc attacked the youth. The fight surged back into the kitchen. Johnson said he grabbed the knife, warned the elder man to stop, and stabbec him four times. Griswold diec before he could be moved. WHERE TO FIND IT A-4, 5. B-4 to 11. B-2. B-12. Death A-8. B-3. Shipping B-3. A-6, 7. A-2. Tides, TV, B-12. The Dalai Lama added he would also welcome "the sup- port of all countries of the tvorld, including Soviet Rus- for the Tibetan cause. t STATING THAT the pres- nt Tibetan regime was "noth- ing but a deceptive govern- ment with all powers in the tiands of the the Dalai Lama declared "we peo- ple of Tibet will never rec- ognize it." He pledged he would re- turn to his capital city of Lhasa only when he obtains "the rights and powers which Tibet enjoyed and exercised prior to 1950." The Dalai Lama said the puppet Panchcn Lama, in- stalled by the Chinese as token head of Tibet, has been under Chinese influence since his boyhood. The exile blasted the Peip- ing government for trying to achieve the "final determina- tion" of the Buddhist religion and culture in Tibet by plan- ning to settle five million Chinese in the Himalayan country. Plastic Bag Kills Baby in Bassinet FAIRFAX, Va. UP) A baby girl suffocated in her crib Friday night when a plas- tic bag covered her face. Police said the child was 3-month-old Norma Jean Mitchell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Palmer Mitchell. Police said a pillow wrapped in the plastic bag and covered by a thin blan- ket was being used as a mat- tress in the bassinet, The baby pulled the bag loose and about 20 inches of thin plas- tic became wrapped around her head. 36 Hurt as Train Crashes Carriages PARIS A train com- ing in from the suburbs crashed.into two empty car- riages at St. Lazare Station today, injuring 36 persons. The operator of the train said his brakes failed, c   

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