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Press-Telegram (Newspaper) - July 22, 1959, Long Beach, California 15 VIE FOR MISS USA TITLE TONIGHT BEHIND THE BEAUTY BARRIER Ben, Our Stagehand, Tells All in No Reporters Land BY. BEN ZINSER turned stagehand Tuesday nigh't to smash the beauty .barrier. "Absolutely no 'reporters Miss Universe Pageant officials said as judg- ..ing'.got under way for the eigh'th annual international competition in Muni- cipal Auditorium. So I called Arthur Murray studios and they taught me how, to dance through police lines in a hurry. hired out as an assistant for, the Murray dancers, who performed between judging sessions. t HAVE two said. "One is to un's'n.ap these girls' skins when the stage is blacked out betyveen a Viennese waltz and the mambo. The olher is to catch tiie guys' coats when they shuck 'em during the diinout." II flipped a coin with anoth- er, stagehand and lost. I caught coats. of this. Universe ENOUGH ;What" abput Miss girls? 'For a few moments, Miss Iridiana wished she was back home again during the eve- {Continucd Page A-3, Col. 2) Oec Fiery Crash Awards Won by English, Korea Girls Oriental Beauty Cries With Joy; Briton Beams By HERB SHANNON Miss United States, of Am- rica will be selected tonight om 15 finalists chosen in e first of the elimination ohtests of the Miss Universe ageant Tuesday night in Mu- cipal Auditorium. In addition to the selection f the finalists from the ftelc f 46 American contestants jecial awards were pre ented to the winners of two opularity polls conduclec uring Sunday's bathing sui arade. Miss Korea, 19-year-ok 'yun Choo Oh of Seoul, won trophy sponsored by The idependent, Press-Telegram or the contestant voted most ANDOVER, N. H. Air Force tanker plane Into flames in flight to and plunged to earth in a hay. field, narrowly missing a cluster of homes. 1 seven men abpard-were killed. TThe KC97 was on a routine training flight from Pease Air Fgrce Base at Portsmouth, N'.H., about 45 miles away, .when fire broke out in the left wing at an altitude of 000 feet. The huge, four-en- gine propeller-driven plane, 'valued at then dipped into a sharp left banki through heavy fog, roared low; over a cluster of four homes ..arid slammed to earth. I companion plane tailed: the. tanker on its descent but lost sight of it in the low over- -ca'st. THOUGH officially listed as missing "pending positive were: Gapt. James H: White, Cam- bridge, Mass., married and father of three children aged REPORTER BEN ZINSER displays the technique he used while working.as a coat-catching stagehand at Tuesday night's .Miss Universe program. He missed a choicer skirt-snapping assignment but heard enough conversation to make him report, "Well, that's show Must Reduce Debt Before Tax Cut-Ike WASHINGTON Eisenhower sai today there must be some payment on the huge na tional debt before any tax reduction can be justified. Nixon Off to Russia WASHINGTON Vice The Southkmd't Finest Evening Newspaper LONG BEACH 12, CALIF., WEDNESDAY, JULY 22, 1959 Vol. LXXII-NO..I46 PRICE 10 CENTS 48 PAGES TELEPHONE HE 5-1161 CLASSIFIED HE 2-5959 HOME EDITION [Six Editions Additional Miss Universe stories and pictures on Pages A-2, A-3, A-16, B-I and B-8. >opular among spectators of he parade. The award was presented by Larry Collins Jr., 1, P-T business manager MISS ENGLAND, Pamela Ann Searlc, 21, of Morden Surrey, was named Charge Russ Hold Berlin for Ransom Herter Declares West Won't Be an 'Accomplice' GENEVA United States today accused Russia of trying to hold West Berlin for ransom and declared the West will not become ai "unwitting accomplice in this ideal." U. S. Secretary of State Christian A. Herter made this accusation in a crucial Big Four conference session afte Russia's foreign minister An drei A. Gromyko had once more rejected a Western ef fort to get him to cut hi price for a truce in the Bcr lin crisis. Gromyko said the Wester proposal for continuing th big power conrerence durin the period of a Berlin true is not a basis for negotiatiot HE RENEWED an assui ance that the Soviet Unio not take single-hqride ihotogenic of the ?Bninsl Wcsl i during the truce or durm by ballot of news s cq ,u. raphers arid reporters cover-j which the great powers mlgl ng the event. Humphrey I hold on the future of Ge Owen, president of the Los Angeles Press Club, made the presentation. Miss Korea was overcome by joy and gratitude. Miss England proposed a toast "to the photographers." many. But this fell short of wh, the West has demanded guarantees for West Fieri until Germany is reunified The selection of Miss USA to compete with 33 foreign beauties for the coveted Miss Universe crown will be made from these finalists: Miss Alabama, Pat Sulli- 21, brunette Birming- van, ham coed who measures feet 6 and 35-23-35. The President, at a new conference, identified himse as the source of news di patches Tuesday s a y i n among other things, that h sees no real hope for any taxjtions. She is 5 feet 6 and cut during his last 18 months measures 36-23-36. in office. Miss Arkansas, Donna Sue Needham, 19, Berryvillc brownette with acting aspira- Eisenhower, in those news dispatches, said the chances for any summit meeting with the Russians Miss California, Terry Lynn Huntingdon, 19, Mt. Shasta ance instructor. A brunette, President Richard M. said after a meeting with President Eisenhower today that he hopes on his visit to Russia to "clear the air" on Nixoninad grown increasingly dim. At his meeting with re porters today the President said substantially the same thing, but added that he still does have hope for progress and 2. Lt. jsome basic differences the forciS" ministers talks Harold C. Soviet Union. in Geneva.' Duluth, Minn., married and father of two children, 6. and 2. aged He said he thinks it is very that any miscalcu- First worth, WILLIAM McGAFFIN of lation Soviet Premier Daily New- Lt. Dean H. Hold-jKhrushchev may have called Eisenhower's attention Wyo., married and father of a year-old child. Marion C. Acker- man, Vevay, Ind., divorced] The vice president spoke father of two children, newsmen at the White and 11. House after a 45-minute 'Airman Philip K. Darst, 'meeting with Eisenhower. Norman, Okla., single. 1 Owen TONIGHT, Nixon flies to Bloomfield, Ind., married and 'father of three children, aged 16.-4 and 2. Jake Schmidt, Riv- shchev. 'cfton, Wyo., married and; The vice president declined father of two children, agedj10, say. what .Eisenhower had respect to American Page A-5, Col n and American unity should' be dispelled, Ex-Interior Sec. McKay Dies at 66 Moscow for an 11 -day Rus- sian tour which will include several meetings with Khru-i SALEM, Ore. (UPI) For 4.and 3. jlold him, but did say: i "I will have an opporlun !ity to talk with Mr. Khru- shchev and express the Pres- mcr Interior Secretary Doug las McKay, 66, head of the U.S. section of the intcrna tional joint commission, dici today. McKay, who was Presidcn Eisenhower's choice for Inte -WHERE TO FIND IT ____ ;U. S. exhibit in Moscowlident's views on issues thai jrior secretary in 1952, died in stirs wide interest on eve of j may arise." a hospital where he had been President Nixon's ar-i He added: rival to open the show. orf-Page A-9. Storyi 's important not to anticipate that a trip like this s going to solve the world's Beach B-I. Mil A-23. to 12. B-I6, II. 1 A-10. .Death B-2. A-22. B-3. .Shipping C-fi. C-l (o 5. E-8. TV, B-12. Vital A-23. B-4, 5, Your A-2. problems. But it will provide an opportunity for frank dis- cussion of some of those problems." EISENHOWER himself had told a news conference earlier in the day that it will be up lo Khrushchev to chart the course of his conversations with Nixon. It will be Eisenhower said, to show Khrushchev the temper of the American people. The official reason for Nixon's trip is to open the U.S. exhibition in Moscow on Friday. undergoing treatment for a recurrence of a heart ailment His illness was complicated near the end by k i d n e; trouble. AS HEAD of this country1 delegation to the Internationa Joint Commission McKay the job of trying to iron ou problems with Canada o joint use of water resources belonging to both nations. Hcrter's ransom char; was made in an unusual sharp speech. U was bas on his argument Hint Russ wants the West to agree a system of negotiation c. Germany's future whic would leave it free to crar down on West Berlin if failed to gel the kind of fie man settlement it wants. Herter denounced this as strategy of duress. The U. S. secretary, sup- ported by British Foreign Secretary Selwyn Lloyd and French Foreign Minister Mau- HOW DEEP IS DOWN? Sheriff's deputy Ray Harmon inspects a portion of 150-yard-long crnck in the carlh that first appeared a week ago at Jacumba, Calif. (AP) WHAT A HOLE OF A FIX Thing Gulps Water Tractor, Even Girl has the Continued Page A-3, Col. 1) Page A-5, Col. rice Couvc de Murville, warned Gromyko that McKay, then Oregon's Nixon's aim, publican governor, was named DON'T JACUMBA, Cnlif. im This town Is goln' clown. Not downhill or clown- plain down. The 300 or so folks who live in this farming com- munity two miles from the Mexican border figure they're In a hole of n fix. The mystery began a week ago when a small crack ap- peared on the ground near the town's emergency air- field. IT LENGTHENED lo 75 yards Monday and became a hole 150 yards long, 5 feet deep and 3 feet wide Tuesday. It all but swallowed a tractor cutting across a field. A tow truck had lo haul it out. When rancher Hank Ket- chum recovered his tractor, he noticed that water from his irrigation ditch was van- ishing down two nearby holes. So he had lo dam up his irrigation ditch. A 17-YEAR-OLD girl who went to look nt it was bur- ied up lo her knees whcr the ground Eavc wav be- neath her. She was pullec out unharmed. Geologist Don Weaver has all-explanation: .lacumba is about 150 feet above an ancient lava shelf. Runoff water from a near- by Mexican mountain range hns caused subterranean erosion. The result: the shelf is caving in and the earth is settling. There were cloudbursts and flash floods here two weeks ago. Weaver says the earth settling could continue for a week, 10 days or longer. Living Costs Hit Peak in IB., Nation Food Leads Index; Rise Means Pay Hikes for Paced by rising costs of food, living costs reached an all-time high in June in the ong Beach-Los Angeles area nd throughout the nation. The cost-of-living index in ie Long Beach area rose-two inths of one per cent to 127 er cent of 1947-49 prices, ationally, the rise was our-tenlns of one per cent. The increase will o 2-ccnt pay raises for some workers whose wages re tied to the cost of living ndex. In the Long Beach ren, the increased wages vill go to workers at Doug- is, North American and aircraft plants. The U.S. Department of jibor's Bureau of Labor Sta- istics said living costs have isen half a per cent since the irsl of the year and 1.2 per cut higher than the middle if 1958. FOOD PRICES were the nost important factor in the lune increase, advancing six- cnlhs of a per cent between vlay and June. Some cos'ts declined slightly. Including tpparcl and transportation. Olher major increases were housing, up two-tenths; per- sonal-care items, up six- tenths; rending and recrea- tion, up one per cent and medical cnre, up (lirce-tenlhs. Nationally, the price index ns pegged at per cent of the average prices in the 1917-49 period. Ewan ClaRue, commissioner of InUor statistics, said the in- creases were seasonal. "This is not a sign that the con- sumer price index is about to take he nddcd. Tht average take-home pay for single men in factory em- ployment was a week in June, the BLS reported. The previous month the figura wns L B. Gets Shower, Thunder A brief, refreshing shower accompanied by a few thun- der claps hit the Long Beach area about 8 a.ft. today, wet- ting streets and bringing a lit- tle flurry of anxious inquirie's to The Press-Telegram switch- board. Most callers w.intcd 'to know if a storm was in the offing. One worried resident asked anxiously if it was safe to continue to Knott's Berry WASHINGTON sent lo the White Taim as she had planned. House loday a foreign aid bill trimmed j The shori shower was fbl- below President Eisenhower's requests, j lowed by a light drizzle which The House and Senate ap- proved in quick order a com- promise worked out from the jdiffcring bills each had previ- ously passed. The Senate acted by voice vote. House approval was by a 257-153 roll-call vote. The House acted after brief S3i Billion Aid Bill Sent to President lasted iskies several hours. The remained leaden Phslo by Chuck SunrfsvOt interior secretary- by Eisen- hower shortly after the 1952 election. He held the position until early in 1956 when he to oppose Democrat Wayne Morse for the U.S. .Senate, KNOCK THOSE KNEES Miss Georgia, Dorothy Taylor who survived first judging in the Miss Universe Pageant Tues- day night, and Miss Idaho, Pat Sherburne, who didn't, compare shapely limbs for a clue lo what the judges had in mind. As usual, the judges weren't talking. Miss USA finals arc tonight. _ ft m t i t DI n 11 t, u ic one, Monkeysithrouehout the morning. Aboard, Forced Down1 THE LIGHT RAIN on oily ALBUQUERQUE, N. M. MVstrects caused considerable plane loaded with wheel spinning as motorists passengers made an cmer- werc in attempts at gency landing here Tuesdayjtncir llsua, jackrabbit starts. niBnt- serious accidents were re- An American International ported, however. debate. Rep. Alvln M. Bent- ley (R-Mich) said it seemed remarkable that the comproi mlse has a larger total than either the Senate or House versions. This came about when Senate-House conferees agreed, as to several differ- ent items in the bill, to take the higher of the individual figures set by one chamber or the other. Airlines plane, carrying Rhesus monkeys to New York The unusual atmospheric phenomenon was allovyed for for polio vaccine tne official forecast which ment developed enginejcailed for widely scattered trouble over near made an emergency land.ng. mountainSi for today and Thursday but considerable sunshine over most of ths Southland. A high cloud cover will keep temperatures here under SO through Thursday, forecasters said. By 11 a.m., .01 inches of precipitation had fallen in downtown Long Beach. LighJ hail was reported in Sunset Weather- Variable cloudiness to- night and Thursday, but considerable sunshine Thursday. Little change In temperature. Maxi- mum temperature by noon today: 72. Beach.