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   Press-Telegram (Newspaper) - July 20, 1959, Long Beach, California                             MISS NEW MEXICO QUITS 'IT PAGEANT Beauty Raps Meinhardt The Somitland't Finest Evening Newspaper Photo by Chuck Sufxiqulit MISS NEW MEXICO RESIGNS Sue Simone Ingersoll, Miss New Mexico, looking dejected, today submitted her resignation from the Miss Universe contest to pageant officials. VISIT HOLLYWOOD PR thief of Staff to FDR, Dies WASHINGTON (to Ad- -mlral of the -William Daniel Leahy, wartime chief of staff to President Roose- velt, died today. The 'veteran naval officer, diplomat and senior adviser to the White House was 84. THE NAVY said death re- sulted from a "cerebral vas- cular the usual medical term for a stroke. Death took place at the Navy Center in Bethesda, Md. Leahy, who was the senior five-star officer elevated to that rank during World War II, was a native of Hampton, L B. Throng Cheers Parade of Beauties By HERB SHANNON ''Miss U.niv.erse contestants .prepared to meet lolly wood from greeting thousands of heir'fans in "the' annual pageant wade here Sunday. Before leaving for a tour of Columbia Studios at icon, the girls staged their first rehearsals for the opening number of the preliminary judging ceremonies Tuesday night, Then the global beauties went to Hollywood for ,the day to watch film production and be stared at in return by personalities of the screen world, including Evy Norlund, vliss Denmark of 1958, who won a film contract despite Jowa. During a career which stretched from 1897, the year of his graduation from the Naval Academy, he served in four wars starting with the Spanish-American war. His next, fighting assignments were during the Philippine in surrection and the Boxer up rising in China. LEAHY REACHED the peak of his service in the Navy it- self in 1937 when he was ap pointed chief of naval opera tions. After his refinement two years later he served succes siveiy as governor of Puerto Rico and ambassador to France during the early stages of-World War II. In 1942 he was recalled to active duty as chief of staff to the commander in chief. In that capacity he was the sen ior member of the Joint Chief qf Staff and a member of the combined chiefs which in eluded senior officers of prin- Iraq Revolt Flames to Civil War BEIRUT, Lebanon iommunist uprising aimed at iverlhrowing the Iraqi gov- ernment has flared into civil war in the oil center of Kir- kuk, reports reaching Beirut said today. The death toll was reported between 60 and with hundreds injured. In Cairo the semi-official Middle East News Agency said "civil war" was raging in Kirkuk and that the Commu- nists had seized control o! part of the city. The report said the Communists killed 10 persons, dragging 2 of the bodies through the streets. THE IRAQI govcrnmen minimized the extent the ex tent of the outbreak but con firmed that an uprising began July 14 wheri Premier Ahde Karim Kassem was celebrat ing his own victory in. the revolution a year ago- I killed King Faisel and over- Pageant pictures Pages A-3, A-6, B-l. _ failure to place among the official winners in the Miss Universe Pageant last year. Estimates of the crowd ranged from to 000 for Sunday's bathing suit parade from Alamitos Ave. to Magnolia Ave. on Ocean Blvd. Police Capt. William E. Kum mer, who termed the crowd lining the route "the best we've ever supplied the figure which is 200, 000 under the "official esti- mate" in 1956. ALL 79 CONTESTANTS for world beauty honors mounted (Continued Page A-3, Col. 4) i------------------------ U.S. Seeking Accord in Says Withdrawal Won't Ease Ban of Catholic Church By MARY NEISWENDER Miss' New Mexico, Catholic Sue Simone Ingersoll, quit the Miss Universe Pageant this morning after "trying to talk to someone yesterday, and not being allowed to." The Albuquerque beauty queen decided to quit the pageant this morning and re- fused to attend rehearsals in Municipal Auditorium. The. statuesque redhead was closeted with Oscar tviein- hardt, .pageant director, anc other' officials for more than 45 minutes'before Meinhardl issued the.'formal statenien of her withdrawal. IN AN EXCLUSIVE slate ment to the Press-Telegram the almost tearful beauty queen said she "tried to talk to someone yesterday before the bathing suit parade, but I (the pagean officials) wouldn't let me talk to anyone." Miss Ingersoll slammci the official statement issuec by Meinhardt as "not he; idea." "A lot more could havi been the New" Mexico entry declared. She said she will make a more completi statement to the press late: this afternoon. "I still think the same waj n regard to posing in a bath ng suit, and that isn't tin reason for my th misty-eyed redhead told me SHE SAID "tyranny" b; people connected with th pageant, as well as outsiders prompted her decision. Miss New Mexico said sh did not believe her withdraw al after appearing in a bath ing suit would mitigate th ban on her by the Archbisho of New Mexico. She was de nied the sacraments of con fession and communion wit her appearance in the pagean bathing suit parade Sunday according to church officials MEINHARDT'S forma statement said the New Mex ico beauty queen is "with drawing from the competitlo of her own free will." "Speaking in behalf of my self and the entire beaut Meinhardt said, "w very much regret Sue's fie cision. On the other hand, may be much better for a concerned, for any questio having to do with an indivic (Continued Page A-5, Col. 2 LONG BEACH 12, CALIF., JWONDAY, JULY 20, 1959 Vol. 144 p R i o E 19 O E.N T S 32 PAGES HE 5-1161 CLASSIFIED HE 2-5959 HOME EDfflONx (Six Editions DailyK Doctor Due In L.A. t: For Killing of Wife Nikita Calls Off Tour of Scandinavia Anti-Russia Drive of Papers, Politicos Blasted by Moscow STOCKHOLM, Sweden Soviet Premier Nikita today called off he visits to Scandinavian ountiies he had been plan ning for August. The Swedish, Danish and Finnish governments made ilmost simultaneous an nouncemenls of Khrushchev's abrupt change of plans. An announcement the Norwegian government was icing prepared by the office of Premier Einar Gerhardscn h Oslo. The Finnish government said it had been informed in Moscow :this' morning' thai 'Khrushchev's visit Den Norway had bepn postponed. AsUie is not 'vfsjtihjf Scandinavia, H ivlll have no opportunity this time to visit Finland." The Soviet Foreign Minis !ry, in a note to Sweden, saic the visit to Stockholm was called off because of "an anti Soviet'campaign" by the Swedish press and certain po itical leaders. THE SOVIET NOTE lashed out at a number of prominent Swedish politicians, editors and .organizations, calling them Previously it had been as siimed that the only thing that would bring B change in Khrushchev's plans for hlf visit would be an East-Wes summit meeting. But Moscow d 1 spa tchc: (Continued Page A-ll, Col. 1 WATER BY THE SPOONFUL Eight in Family Survive 2-Day Desert Ordeal cipal allies States. of the United 4-Cor Crash Kills 5, Including 3 Children HAZLETON, Pa. Iffi Five persons, including three chil: dren, were killed Sunday night in a four-vehicle crick up near Hazleton. Seven were injured. The dead were Andrew P. Yudiski, about 40, driver of a car involved; his wife, Ruth, 34, and their daughtter, Mary Ann, about 5, of Berwick; Rosalie Ann Killian, 2, and her brother, Roland Killian Jr., 7 months, of Shickshinny. threw his government. Kassem, in a radio appeal to the nation, asked Iraqis to avoid "blind fanaticism" that might lead to further civil war. He warned that his gov- ernment would "settle ac- counts" with the Communists and other anti-government forces but expressed hope no further force would be neces- sary. Heavy Baghdad censorship kept most of the details from the outside world. Strong 9uoke Rocks Two Areas in Chile SANTIAGO, Chile duction losses A'strong- earthquake hit thelsixlh day of P1ITSBURGH The government's top labor :rouble shooter, admittedly mucking big odds, today at- tempts to break the costly steel strike deadlock. Joseph' F. Finnegan, di- rector of the Federal Media- tion and Conciliation Serv- ice, had separate meetings in New York with contract negotiators for the basic steel industry and the United Steelworkers. NEARLY 90 per cent of the country's steelmaking ca- pacity is shut Steel pro Arica and Antofagasta areas of Northern Chile Sunday. Reports from Arica, Iqui- que, Tocopilia and Maria Elena .said there was some panic but (here were no re- ports of casualties. entering trie the .walkout 2H million totaled ibout- dollars. Approximately workers in related industries, chiefly coal and tion, have been 'furloughed due to business cutbacks. MOAIi, Utah parched people and one pint of water, a spoonful at a time a burning sun with only a disabled car for shade a little salmon- egg fish bait for food and, finally, a thirsty child's question: "Mommy, what does it feel like to That was Diane Scott, 9, trying to sleep after almost two days of this. Mommy, 35-year-old Laura Scott, an- swered gravely: "ft would be like going to sleep, you'd just go un- conscious and gradually die." "Will "Yes, want." I get water in honey, all you DIANE DIDNT die. Nei- ther did'Mrs. Scott, her hus- band Virl, 37, or their five other children, ages 4 to' 12. A search plane spotted (hem Sunday, where their car had stranded them for two days in the remote Country of Standing Rocks. It's near where the Green and Colo- rado rivers join in south- eastern Utah. They ti r o v e into the rugged, treeless country Friday morning, to see the breath-taking view from Dead Horse Point, a bluff that overlooks the con- voluted Colorado River gorge. It's about 35 miles southwest of Moab, the nearest community. They took some wrong Page I, Col. 2 WHERE TO FIND IT Do you have an unpaid income tax refund due' Forgotten Fortune list on Page C-6. Beach B-l, Hal B-7. B-7. C-4 to 11 C-4 and 5. Death B-2. B4. B-3. Shipping Paiges C-l to 3. A-8. Tides, TV, B-8. B-7. B-4 and 5. Your A-2. SHOT 19 DEAJH Mrs. Barbara Jesn Finch (above) 33, was found shot-to death at her West Covina QUESJIONED IN SLAYING Carol Pappas, 22, is questioned at sheriff's office in Las Vegas about Hie slaying of a West Covina woman. Police said she is a friend of the victim's husband, Dr. Bernard Wirepholo.) 585 Men Bottling Stubborn Blqze Near Big Bear Lake West Covina Socialite OKs ixtradition Vegas Girl Friend Upsets Alibi, of Wealthy Medic LAS VEGAS e-doctor Bernard R. Finch, rrcsted in the as 'Vegas apartment of his rmer nurse, will be returrjed o the Uos Angeles area today face questioning in the aying of his attractive wife, Fine h, 43-year-old part wner of a West C o v i n nlif., medical center, signed waiver of extradition Sun- ay night hut refused to make statement to sheriff's eputies about the gunshot illing of his wife, Barbara, 8. She was shot outside Ihejr liome in West Covina bout midnight Saturday. THE FAMILY MAID said saw Finch chase his wife out of the garage with a gun ind then heard a shot. Finch's nurse friend said ;he was there shortly before iut left when Mrs. Finch mlled a gun. Finch was arrested Sunday n the apartment of Carol 'nppas, 22, his former nurse vho for the past month has >een working here as a cock- nil waitress. She said he had icon helping her pay for the parlmenl. THE DOCTOR told depu- ies at first that he had been icre since Friday, but Mrs. Pappas, a divorcee, re- 'calcd she drove him to West Covina Saturday, he refused o answer further questions without advice from his at- orney. He was booked on suspi- cion of murder. Mrs. Pappas was not booked but she was expected to return volun- arily as a material witness with West Covina detectives icrc to lake Finch in-custody. Mrs. Pappas said Finch ar- rived 'here by plane Friday nit that they returned to West Covina Saturday to ask vlrs. Finch for a divorce. They waited outside the louse until Mrs. Finch re- urned from the Los Angeles Tennis Club, where she and Finch were members. FINCH AND HIS who previously was married to the man who now is the husband of Finch's first wife arguing and pulled a gun, Mrs. Pappas said. The waitress said she be- came frightened and fled. She said she heard "what could have been" two shots as she ran. She hid near the louse for six hours while po- lice investigated and then returned alone to her apart- LUCERNE VALLEY (UPI) fighters today bat- stubborn, wind-fed brush and timber fire in its miles southwest of Lucerne vehicle were dcstroyW in the fire which blackened acreage in the Dry Canyon area eight Fourth day. The blaze has de- stroyed more than acres of valuable watershed and timbcrland. Indian "hot-shot" crews from Arizona and New Mexi- co aided stale and federal crews battling the lightning- caused blaze. One small ranch-type resi- dence, several out-buildings and one privately owned Valley. Four aerial tankers out of jChino Airport backed up about 585 firemen by drop- ping a water-borate mixture on (he fire. The fire was located in the San Bernardino National For est, some 50 miles northeast of San Bernardino, and 10 miles northwest of Big Bear Lake.- ment here. She found Finch lying on the sofa when she arrived, (Continued Page A-ll, Col. 5) Weather- Low clouds late to- night and early Tuesday, but mostly sunny Tues- day. LUtk change la temperature. Maximura temperature by noon to-   

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