Press-Telegram (Newspaper) - August 6, 1959, Long Beach, California
L- MUMC FIRES OH AGED HOME CROWD DISSATISFIED CUSTOMER TV Set Hurled Carry Out Threat FRED FORRESTA explains to a police officer how lie came to toss the television set in foreground through a Boston store Wirephoto) 2 Die, 4 Hurt in Repeated ling Madman Wounded, Captured in Fight With Police Rifles PHILADELPHIA (AP) A madman fired repeated shot- gun blasts into a crowded ining room of a home for he aged today, killing two of he residents and wounding our others. He was then wounded and captured in a battle with ex- >crt police riflemen. The gunman, Kyrlo Czupir- czuk, 42, an unemployed car- had been placed in an institution earlier this year after sending threatening let- ters to President Eisenhower. He was released in April. HE BABBLED incoherently after his capture and police were unable lo determine what imagined wrong led to his outburst. About 150 residents of the Uptown Home for the Aged were gathered for breakfast in the first floor dining room when the gun blasts started froin the adjoining home where Czupirczuk lives. Shotgun pellets shattered the windows and sprayed the residents of the home. Sev- eral fell to the floor. Others ran in wild confusion. Some of the more elderly and in firm sal stunned.- Killed were Kalman Galer, 79, and Michael Berman, 84. i Wounded residents of the privately operated home for Jewish people were Samuel Kluger, 74; Pincus Kalter, 77; Abraham Yusem 85, and Barney Kline, 66. HOME Evening Rewtpaper LONG BEACH 12, CALIF., THURSDAY, AUGUST Vol. 159 PRICK 10 CENTS PAGES TELEPHONE HE5-1161 EDITION (Six Editions Daily) CLASSIFIED HE 3-3959 State PI edges to Prevent Future L B. Subsidence Ike's Speech on Labor Bill Airs tonight WASHINGTON dent Eisenhower joins battle tonight with a divided and quarreling Congress over the future shape of legislation to curb labor racketeering and abuses. With the labor controls issue coming to'a head in the House next week, Eisenhower arranged to go before the na- tion at p.m. p.m. BOSTON For- resta, 42, a salad chef, was dissatisfied with a recently- purchased television set. When, he arrived Wednes- day night afthe shofi where .had purchased the place, was .closed, but a salesman was inside. bought this set Forresta yelled through the plate-glass door. "It's no good. I want to return it." The salesman shouted back that the establishment was closed. Forresta threat- ened lo throw the set through the window. "1 dare you the sales- man replied. Forresta accepted and sent the 'set crashing through the jvtridow. Police decided to let the court settle the issue. Telecasts and broadcasts of President Eisenhower's address today on labor re- fof.m legislation will in-. elude: TV: (KRCA (4) at p.m.; KNXT KRCA (4) and KABC (7) at p.m. Radio: KFl and KMPC, p.m.; KABC, p.m.; KNX, p.m. Long Beach time) over major radio and television networks. He is expected to urge stric- ter controls over labor unions lhar) the House Labor Com- mittee has proposed and the Sejiate has passed. Announcement of his plans immediately stirred up de- mands among some House Democrats equal air time to-.voice their disagreement. The networks, however, were reserving a decision until they hear what Eisenhower has to say. ALSO SCHEDULED for tonight is a radio speech by AEL-CIO President George Meany on labor legislation. Meany will speak at p.m. p.m. Long Beach (Continued Page A-5, Col. 4) WHERE TO FIND IT "Forgotten Fortune" list of income-tax heirs is on Page A-10.r Beach B-l. Hal B-ll. B-ll. C-6 to 12. B-8, 9. Crossword-T-Page A-16. Death B-2. B-10. B-3. Shipping C-6. C-l lo 5. A-18. Tides, TV, Radlor-Page B-12. Vital C-6. B-ll. B-4 to 7. Your A-2. AN EMPLOYE of the home, George Simms, 50, arrived for work at the height of the shooting. He became Czupirc- zuk's target but escaped harm and called police. Expert riflemen from the police training academy were among those rushed to the scene. They exchanged severa volleys with Czupirczuk who was in a second-floor win dow. Then they decided against further-street shoot ing, fearful for the safety of residents of nearby homes. They charged into his home, smashed down the door to his apartment and shot him sev- eral times. He apparently had been wounded and'stunned previously. i OTHER OCCUPANTS of the home said Czupirczuk had been ill for the past two days. This morning, they said, he started walking through the building, muttering and bang- ing on tenants' doors. Several saw him carrying a shotgun and fled. He went to a side porch on a level with the dining room of the home for the aged and started blasting. Then he went BEKSIRK GUNMAN CAPTURED AfTCR SHOOTING SPREE Police carry stretcher bearing a wounded gunman, identified as Kyrlo Czupirczuk, 41, who went ber- in Philadelphia today, killing two residents of a home for the aged and wounding four others. Iowa Hit by Floods Storm in BY Associated Prcsi L B. Doctor Collects Big Forest for Lucky Number Twenty-two winners have claimed in The Press- Telegram's Lucky Numbers Game during Ihe firsl two 100 per cent response One of Wednesday's happy Lands Group to Regulate All Drilling Council, Navy Advised of Plan for Protecting City In a declaration of policy, the Stale Lands Commission today assured that it will not permit tfte development of another subsidence bowl at Long Bench through state tideliinds oil. drilling. The commission, meeting Sacramento, promised .to be "rigorous and vigorous" regulating oil drilling to >revent further land sinkage, and sent notice of its action o the U. S. Navy and the Long Beach City Council. The policy declaration pro- vides that the commission may stop drilling on any fu- ture slate leases on HO days notice if commission experts determine drilling is aggra- vating the subsidence prob- lem. It also states that leases will not be granted if there is evidence thai the oil de- velopment will cause subsid- ence. upstairs and continued snooting from a window. his Weather-- Low clouds late to- night and early Friday, but mostly clear Friday. Little change in tempera- ture. tempera- ture by noon today: 76. Torrents of rain swampcc parts of the Midwest today. More than II inches poured down on Lineville in south central Iowa. Fort Madison, near Jowa's southeast corner, was plunged into a flood emergency by a 9.42-inch rainfall. The storm drove eastward into central Illinois where Springfield received more than inches and Centra- lia's streets were awash under a 2.2-inch fall. The rather narrow belt of very heavy rain washed out bridges and left roads and highways covered by freshets and storm-born lakes depths as great as 5 feet. to FORT MADISON, a popu- lation center of ap- I (Continued Page A-5, Col. 4) Experts Study Cold War Impact of Nixon's Jaunt QN A HOT DAY Indiana traffic Blocked by let ;GREENSBURG, md.
Publication: Press Telegram
Location: Long Beach, California
Issue Date: August 6, 1959