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   Press-Telegram (Newspaper) - October 31, 1959, Long Beach, California                             AIRLINER HUNTED. 27 FEARED DEAD K in Mild Talk Galls for Early Summit Meeting MOSCOW S. Khrushchev said today that President Eisenhower and British Prime Minister Macmillan agreed with him that there should be a summit conference "the sooner the better." In a major foreign policy speech before the rubber- stamp Soviet Parliament, Khrushchev made no direct reference to French President de Gaulle's suggestion the conference be held off until spring. But the Soviet leader pre- 1 dieted that his forthcoming visit to France would be use- ful for France, for Russia anc for world Peacc- Wearing a gray suit with his usual medals, Khrushchev was wildly cheered in his The Southland's Finest Evening Newspaper LONG BEACH 12, CALIF., SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20 PAGES PRICE 10 CENTS TELEPHONE HE 5-1161 Vol. 23 ______ CLASSIFIED BE 2-5930 E EDITION (Six Editions Daily) Forest Fires Over State Areas Flames Fanned Out of Control by Winds-for 2 Days Fire Rips L B. Shell Oil Co. Plane Checks In by Radio, ars 1-hour 41-minute speech covering the whole interna- tional range. Bv the Associated Press A score of fires, fanned byiimportant AMONG the major points he made were: 1. Disarmament is the most problem of the two days of high winds, Present da.V and its settle- burned over wide areas of ment whether there Northern California todayH11 be war or Peace- Russia with the largest still out comPletc disarmament controi. but it is willing to consider other proposals. 2. The Soviet Union sup- Rangers said hopes of con troling two blazes in El Dorado National Forest depended on the winds, which started some of the fires in the first place by blowing down power lines and fanning sparks from brush piles. The National Forest Serv- ice had 900 men fighting three ports Red China's determina- tion to take Formosa "until the question is solved." 3. "We regret the incidents on the Indian-Chinese fron- tier, especially where they involved casualties and we hope they will not be re- peated. We hope the difficul ties will be solved by negotia- big blazes in El Dorado Na tiorial Forest alone. THE BIGGEST were 4. His visit to the United acres at Ice House Reservoir; States convinced him the ma- 27 miles northeast of Placer- jjority of Americans do not ville, and another acres want war and he feels they at. Jay Bird power site 17 miles southwest of the Mother Lode town. A third fire of acres was burning east of Jackson on the Kit Carson Pass road near Silver Lake. Ranger E. H. Ellison at (Continued Page A-3, Col. 5) NIP i m.. 111 IIJWM.T.I i mi i.........j, i, ,...i mi ff-fsswwgw? SAvw LONG BEACH FIREMEN battle on roof to contain blaze at Shell Oil division headquarters at 2080 Obispo Avc. Flames caused an 80 per cent loss to the main part of the building, and senfup a cloud of smoke. Another photo Page B-l. (Staff Photo) under control today unless the wind, dropped. THE STATE Highway De- partment closed U. S. High- way 40 over the Sierras be- tween Dutch Flat and Gold Run, detouring traffic through Grass Valley, be- cause of a small but menac- ing fire which forced thej evacuation of Dutch Flat. In tinder-dry Napa County, six fires broke out Friday afternoon, most of them set by wind-felled power lines. One, of only 40 acres, burned three homes and sev- en other structures near Cali- stpga, including an aban- doned winery. It blazed for Confablke May Seek Law fear Loss ilke's Health to Be Told Curb strike Barring Bronchitis today an announcement of de-; tails regarding the conference1 will be made Sunday at noon. THE WESTERN summit conference will bring together across a geyser at the out- skirts of town and threatened the resort community of people before it was put un- der control. Winds Due to Fade in Southland Gusty winds are due to diminish tonight and Sunday after pummeling the South-; land Thursday and Friday. WASHINGTON The Western Big Four will an- nounce their plans for a pre- summit meeting. The con- ference reportedly will be, held in Paris, starting about! Dec. 19. I White House Press Secre- tary James C. Hagcrty PEBBLE BEACH the steel strikers are sent back to work by a Taft-Hartley injunction the government is determined to keep them there by leg- islation if necessary 24 Congo says Secretary of Commerce Frederick H. Mueller. The secretary disclosed this administration stand to re- porters after reviewing the in ff i By BILL HUNTER BJ HILL HUMLR Barring Bronchitis WASHINGTON Eisenhower to- day was pronounced as being in "an excellent state of health" with the exception of mild chronic bronchitis The medical bulletin was: and A two-alarm fire at dawn issued shortly after the Presi-l Today's destroyed the main section smiling Shell Oil Co.'s Los Basin Division good Walter Reed Army following bulletin, after Eisenhower re- to the White Virginia Ground and Air Search Unsuccessful CHARLOTTES VILLE, Va. twin-engine airliner with 27 persons aboard dis- appeared Friday night five minutes before it was to make a routine landing at this city in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. By 1 p.m. searchers said it was obvious the Piedmont Airlines DCS had gone down shortly after receiving landing instructions. Two Army and one Air Force helicopter, a Piedmont plane and several private planes took off as the skies began clearing. All returned and reported no results in the search. A ground search party also reported negative results. z SEVERAL HUNDRED searchers plodded through muck and dripping under- brush trying to find a trace of the plane. An earlier report that what might be the wreck- age was spotted on nearby Piney Mountain was declared erroneous. State police and Civil Air Patrol spokesmen said some- thing was spotted on the mountain, but that it was not the missing plane. j A drizzle, fog and mist j hampered search from the air. The plane, en route from Washington to Roanoke, Va.. checked in with the local air- port tower at p.m. and received landing instructions. That was the final word. The (airliner had fuel to last only until 11 p.m. THE PLANE'S crew mem- Lavrinc, 32, of Alex- andria, Va., the pilot; Lee Haley, 27, of Falls Church, Va., the first officer, and George Hicks, 20, the purser, (Continued Page A-3, Col. 4) Texan, 20, Quits U.S. ui LX.I 11> vib w ing LI 1C "Mjiii xsiviajuii ilUnUUUal LUIS j LIT j 'impact of the 109-day Long Beach today. days of a head-to-toe Rioting LEOPOLDVILLE, Belgian down with his visory Council in closed ses- jsions here Friday. President David J. McDon- ald of the United Steelwork- ione lannual Rioting na 1 r> Vtji 1) rUUUIllJ Charles De stirred up by a speech IVriintr-trt.. II__] J demanding independence British Prime Minister liar old Macmillan and West Ger- many's Chancellor Konrad Adenauer. At the meeting, Eisenhower and the three western Euro- pean leaders will attempt to coordinate their positions in advance of any East-West summit conference with So- jviet Premier Nikita S. Khrush- chev. from Belgium battled police in Stanleyville today and au- thorities rushed reinforce- menls to the area. Reports reaching here said at least 24 Africans had been killed and 100 injured. The toll was expected to higher. Shell officials said produc tion records for the entire] THE BULLETIN was signed; 1958, except for the mention Los Angeles basin arc kept MaJ- Gen. Howard M. Sny-jof bronchitis. Eisenhower the two-story frame the white House physi-jhimself had said earlier he aid of the United Steelwork- at 2080 Obispo Ave. No offi- clan. and Lt. Gen. Leonard suffering from bronchitis ers has given notice that, if cial estimate of the loss was Heaton. surgeon general ofi the union loses its available. i the Army. COUrt nOClitlCt _ MOSCOW 20-yea, _ -yea, I _ checkup m October old Texan strode into the Court fight against issuance! of the 80-day injunction, his men will walk out again when the court order expires. A MID-WINTER resump- tion of the strike would so disrupt the economy, Mueller said, that he was "very sure" week, Eisenhower said "we ICV. At a news conference last President Eisenhower would recommend action by Con- Stanleyville is about 730 (Continued Page A-3, Col 1) The Cent HE SAID THAT the bron- their records. A Shell spokesman 'Destruction of records was held to a minimum by efforts! of fire department salvage! was 80 per' As tlle President left thejchilis had complicated a per- but Shell 5aid tne re-sistent cold which has been lingering since September. To attack this situation, the President apparently plans to seek out warm weather again shortly. uj x.u tJllVJll Will- were more concerned isls of tlle examinations the possible loss ofiWere "the best we ever nilcl-" enthusiastically added said, tal city. sion, if the Western Allies did not present a united front at any meeting with Khrush- chev. stones from rated with arrows and natives deco- warpaint and fighting from behind barri caries. Weather Some cloudiness but mostly sunny and slight- ly wanner Sunday; gusty winds decreasing Sun- day. crews." THE FIRE was reported at a.m. Fred Wilbert, 61, of 2071 Eucalyptus Ave., a Shell employe 39 years, who re- ported the blaze, said, "All of a sudden the flames were pouring through the roof and out the windows." A short in ceiling wiring (Continued Page A-3, Col. 1) warmer Sunday. Both deserts! and mountains were buffeted] by gusty winds. A gust was clocked at 48 miles an hour Friday at Los Angeles Civic! Center. Snow fell above feet.i Utility lines and trees suf-1 fcred wind damage in parts! LINE HOOKED INTO WATER SYSTEM Error by Plumber Terrorizes Town CRESTVIEW, Fla. A plumber's error plunged this town of persons into a night of terror. Five persons were in prsons were nj or Los Angeles and Orangel jured in three explosions flMnfl- ftf J _____ _ _ _ counties. Most of the damage centered in Hollywood, High VTVIVJU, gas gusnea i land Park and Eagle Rock! water system. Friday night after butane gas gushed into the city areas. In some areas, plate-glass windows were shattered by wind pressure as gusts whistled out of canyons. As the winds waned today, the Coast Guard lowered small-craft warnings which had been posted from Pt. Conception to the Mexican border. Mayor Harry Booth said the plumber got his lines mixed while working at a small cafe and hooked a gas line from a 250-gallon tank onto a water main. Bu- tane gas is used for heat- ing. The cafe was the first to Jijow up. It was almost destroyed and a 5-year-old boy, Larry Thompson, was injured. A SHORT while later Mrs. Carolyn Eiland Ken- nedy started to brush her teeth at her father's home. Whc-ii she turned on the water spigot, gas fumes reached a pilot light on a heater in the bathroom, and an explosion followed. She and her father, Arthur Eiland, were slightly in- jured. The third explosion oc- curred at the home of Miss Elizabeth Dennis, supervi- sor of lunchrooms for the county school system. She and a teacher, Miss Lillie Waldron, were injured. Those two and young Larry were hospitalized. After the trouble was found, area television sta- tions and police officers with megaphones warned residents not to turn on their water. The mayor said early to- day that thousands and thousands of gallons of water had been flushed from all the mains and they were believed cleared of the gas. Doubt remained, how- ever, about water lines into homes in a six-block area. The water superintendent and firemen spent the night checking all the homes in that area. THE FIRES started by the blasts were put out, but not without some trouble. After the water in the fire engine's tank was ex- hausted, the truck had to go to the edge of town to replenish i t s supply with water that did not have gas in it. Booth said the city would make a thorough investiga- tion into the plumber's mis- take, and the state fire marshal might be called in. that the chief executive was HE CHECKS OUT WfLL Displaying a big grin, President Eisenhower leaves Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington, D. C., today after an annual physical checkup. Physicians said the results were the best the President ever Wirephoto.) American embassy today, slapped down his passport on the consul's desk and said "I have made up my mind. I'm through." He was Lee Harvey Os- w.ild, a former Marine of Fort Worth, who said he had applied for Soviet citizenship. THE EMBASSY urged him lot to sign papers renouncing his American citizenship un- .il he was sure the Soviet Union would accept him. is living at the Metropole not mmediately available for comment on his action. He is the third American during the past three months to apply for Soviet citizen- ship while visiting Russia. Nicholas Pctrulli of Valley Stream, Long Island, N. Y., changed his mind after filing the renunciation form and this was what the embassy had in mind today when urg- ing Oswald not to take the final step. t ROBERT WEBSTER of Cleveland, Ohio, completed the formalities 10 days ago and has disappeared into the anonymous mass of the So- viet population. Oswald's mother is Mrs. Marguerite Oswald of Fort Worth, WHERE TO FIND IT A-4, 5. B-3 to 9. B-2. A-2. Death A-6. Shipping B-3. A-7, 8, 9. A-2. Tides, i TV, B-IO. i Vital B-3,   

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