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   Press-Telegram (Newspaper) - November 5, 1959, Long Beach, California                             CIRCUS WEDDING Birma, the elephant, joined right in at the wedding celebration of Penny Smart, 20-year-old granddaughter of circus impressario Billy Smart, and. roller-skating star Jean-Paul Willers (left) under "big top" in Heavy Snow, Winds Rake Plains, Colo. By the.Associated Press Blustery north winds car- ried heavy snow and stinging cold across-a widening storm zone today. Blizzard conditions were reported in the Dakotas, east- ern Colo.rado and sections of Nebraska. Winds with gusts ranging up to 70 m.p.h. swept across the plains and tipped two semitrailer trucks over on their sides near the Colorado- Nebraska border. Temperatures plunged as low as 8 below zero in Cut Bank, Mont. FOUR DEATHS were re- from exposure in Montana, two traffic fatali- ties in Wisconsin and another in Colorado. The heaviest snowfall was 14 inches in the Glacier Na- tional Park district in north- western Montana. The snow reached a depth of six inches or more in many areas and high winds -caused drifting. 'Wausau, Wis., had eight inches. -THE SNOW BELT extend- ed from Montana eastward to Michigan and southward into Iowa, Missouri and Kansas. .Many schools were closed because of blowing snow in northeastern Nebraska. Driving conditions were hazardous in many areas. The worst storm of the autumn season sent freezing cold-surging as far south as Texas. Arctic-Bound Plane Falls; 5 Die ST. CLEOPHAS de BRAN- DON, Que. cargo plane bound for the Canadian Arctic crashed and burned near this village 50 miles northeast of Montreal Wednesday night. The five crew members, in- cluding a woman, were killed. No passengers were aboard. WHERE TO FIND IT Department store owner tells probers of payoffs for "free plugs" on TV shows. Story on page A-3. .Beach B-l. Hal B-ll. B-ll. C-6, 7. A-15. Death B-2. B-IO. B-3. Shipping C-9. C-I to 5. C-8. Tides, TV, C-16. Vital C-9. B-l I. B-4, 5, Find Twin Sons of L.B. Woman Dead in Mystery By BILL DUNCAN Orange County sheriff's investigators today were attempting to unravel the mysterious deaths of .the twin sons of a Long Beach woman, who were found in a lonely debris-filled Prize Goes to Briton for Peace OSLO, Norway W) The obel Peace Prize was awarded today to Philip Noel- irrigation ditch near Olive Wednesday afternoon. The bodies'of Richard Lee and Ronald David Edmons scholarly British who has worked Baker, a statesman for years toward peace and disarmament. The cash award of comes as a belated birthday present to Noel-Baker, 70 last Sunday. A Labor Party member of Britain's House of Commons 'or three decades, he received the news calmly in London. "I heard a rumor that I was n line for this he said, "but I didn't believe it." THE PRIZE committee a !ive-man group of Norway's Parliament chose him be- cause of his work for peace and disarmament throughout lis career. He is a prolific writer of articles on disarma- ment. Noel-Baker's career has cept him in the international imelight much of the time since the Paris Peace Con- ference of 1919. He was a member of British delegations to that confer- ence, to the old league of na- tions and to the United Na- ;ions. He has campaigned in ecent years for an interna tional ban on nuclear tests. Nobel Prizes are paid from the interest on trust funds set up under the will of Alfred Swedish inventor of dynamite. found in a death embrace in the ditch eight miles east ol Olive. Sheriff's investigators indicated the double death may be murder-suicide. The badly decomposed bodies were discovered by Bill Gillmore, 44, of 352 S. Parker St., Orange, who told investigators he spotted he Dodies while operating equip ment for the Santa Ana Irri- gation Co. He was clearing underbrush from the irriga- tion canal when he found the two men. Danny Rios said the weapon, JAYWALKER Black Bear Walks Into Side of Sedan NAPLES, Fla. (UPI) A 250-pound black bear jay- walked into the side 'of an automobile near here Wednesday and then saun- tered back into the Ever- glades. The impact dented both doors on one side of the sedan and frightened the three women inside. a .32-caliber automatic, was Found beneath the body of Ronald. His twin brother's body was nestled close. A note dated Oct. 18 indicating the time of the death was Found clutched in Ronald's hand. It told the tragic story: "After we are dead, all of our earthly property should 36 turned over to our mother, Mrs. Mabel Edmons." Sheriff's investigators noti- fied the mother, a divorcee who was working the night shift at North American Avi- ation in Compton. INVESTIGATORS said the wins had been missing since Oct. 15 when they visited their mother's home in Long Beach. The boys attended Santa Monica City College where (Continued Page A-5, Col. 1) CBS 'DRAGGED FEET' ON FIXES, QUIZ HEARS Witness Says Network Told of 2 Incidents Charges Officials Failed to Move Quickly on Protests WASHINGTON The Columbia Brbadcasting Sys- tem was accused today of nol moving promptly to investi- ;ate early reports of televi- sion quiz show rigging. The accusation was made 3y George Ab'rams, a former vice president of Revlon, Inc., sponsor of the now de- funct shows, "The Question" and "The in testimony be- we the House Subcommittee on Legislative Oversight. Abrams testified under oath that two cases of alleged quiz show fixing were brought to the. attention of CBS "and nothing happened." Abrams first alluded to "a but quickly add- id: "Maybe that's a severe term. They were dragging :heir feet." DR. FRANK STANTON, sresident of CDS, as well as: Robert E. Kintner, of the National Broadcasting Co., were on call to testify iater in the day. Abrams was former vice president in charge of adver- tising for Revlon. He is now president of the cosmetics and toiletries division of War- ner Lambert Pharmaceutical Corp. Abrams testified the first protest reported to CBS came in March 1958 from Arthur The Southland's Finest Evening Neivspaper LONG BEACH 12, CALIF., THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 1959 p R I C E 1 0 CENTS TELEPHONE HE 5-1161 PAGES CLASSIFIED HE 2-5959 Vol. No. 237 HOME EDITION (Six Editions Daily) 22, of Santa Monica were J. Cohn Jr., a contestant on that his oppon ent had been given a question in a warmup session that was later used on the air. He said, the second incident was the story told the next fall by the Tennessee minis ter, the Rev. Charles E. (Stoney) Jackson, that he had been coached on actual ques- tions and answers. iji IT WAS NOT until after the Jackson incident, how- ever, that Revlon reported the cases to CBS, Abrams testi- fied. This was some six SHERIFF'S Inves t i g a t o r months after receiving the first protest from Cohn in March 1958. Nonetheless, the show stayed on the air, Abrams continued. One of the things which tended to reassure net- works and sponsors, he testi- fied, was a news survey which he said in effect cleared the shows. In New York, Manhattan Dist. Atty. Frank S. Hogan said today a grand jury will )e asked to decide what to dp about persons believed to lave lied in a grand jury Drobe of TV quiz show rig- sing. HE INDICATED he thought about 100 told out- right falsehoods. He named no names. Shortly before the Wash- ington inquiry got under way, Van Doren appeared (Continued Page A-5, Col. 4) TELEVISION NETWORK .presidents called to testify in quiz show hearing today are Dr. Frank Stanton (left) of Columbia Broadcasting System and Rob- ert Kintner of -National Broadcasting STEEL STRIKE SPECTRE Painters' drop cloths placed o'ver idled equipment give a ghostly appearance to Chevrolet engine assembly plant in Tonawanda, near Buffalo. Plant .was idled as result of steel Wirephoto.) High Wind Forecast for Tonight Gusty north to northeast winds, which continued to up minor dust storms' throughout the area, are ex- pected to increase tonight, the U. S. Weather Bureau prc-: dieted. The forecast calls for some high cloudiness, but mostly sunny today and Friday, local gusty northeast winds below canyons, and rising daytime temperatures. High today: 80. Winds of from 30 to 50 miles per hour at times were, predicted for today and to bring the Plane down night in Southern Californiajfor an emergency landing today. Crossfield was not hurt. The X15 was making its third powered flight. A fire warning light in the plane's cockpit flashed on sec onds after Crossfield dropped away from the B52 mother 'Absolute Deadlock1 on Steel Issue Cited WASHINGTON (AP) Federal mediators said today management and union officials are in an abso- lute deadlock on a key issue in the steel strike. This is the industry's insis- tence on the right to change working conditions it con- siders wasteful or inefficient. David J. McDonald, United Steelworkers general presi- dent and top negotiator for his side, has served notice X15 Makes Emergency Landing .that it would be accepted only EDWARDS AIR FORCE "over my dead body." BASE, Calif. Many observers view it as sion in one of the twin en- the major issue in the costly, gines of the XI5 rocket ship nationwide strike now in its forced test pilot Scott Cross- mountains as well as interior and desert regions. BOTH ROPE tows and :hair lifts' will be operating this weekend' at Big Bear's Snow Summit, the only South- and area having snow. The sporatic winds locally slew up dust on a golf course under construction on Stude-jship at an altitude of baker Rd., cutting visibility I feet, on adjacent streets to some 20 feet. The hazard area, po- ice reported, was on Stude- jaker Rd. between Stearns' and Spring Sts. Another strong gust of CROSSFIELD had just ig- nited its engines when the explosion occurred. The extent of the damage wind lifted a six-foot by 10-jwas not immediately dis- 'oot section of corregatedjclosed, but North American aluminum from the roof of the Aviation said it was "struc- City Hall and sent it slam- stories to the tural." "The fuselage doesn't look 114th day. 4 "BOTH SIDES have ada- mantly told us there is no a present hope of a compromise on that a spokesman for the Federal Mediation and conciliation Service told a re- porter. Company negotiators have contended that only by gain- ng more efficiency through changing the work rules can the companies afford to grant any wage increases and other jenefits asked by the union without adding to inflation. But the union contends (Continued Page A-5, Col. 2) Cut Auto Output in Southland LOS ANGELES (CNS) The steel strike cut further nto autombile production in the southland today, as the Ford assembly plant in Pico- Rjvera closed for the remain- der of the week after three days of work. Spacing out available steel supplies, Ford has scheduled four days of work next week, followed by two weeks of full employment for its Pico-Rivera production force. Chrysler Corp. reports its workers at the May- wood assembly plant are on week-to-week employment schedule, but no immediate interruption of production is expected. ming seven steps below. The a spokesman said. iad been left by roofers. No Nevertheless, the explosion one was injured. Pastor Charged With Setting Church Afire DALLAS Wl Police charged a pastor Wednesday with setting fire to his church last Sunday. Charged with arson is Carl Rep. Bush Victim of Heart Attack Rep. .Alvin R. Bush (R-Pa) landing a'rea 10 miles east of died in Williamsport hospital did not damage the tiny ship enough to prevent the pilot from landing safely on Rosa- mond Dry Lake, an alternate the strip he originally planned to land on. "THE PLANE is still too hot for a close Ramsey Morran, 37, pastor of the spokesman said, "but we ed to a third term in 1958, the First Pentecostal Chiirchiare sure that Crossfield is all of nearby Irving. He was freed on bond. Slate Dep. Fire Marshal Lewis G. Bcaslcy said Morran right." The spokesman said there was no immediate word from the remote area where Cross- signed a statement saying thejfield came down. Presum- ably the flames were extin- pastor set two blazes follow- ing the Sunday evening serv- ice "on an gtiished and Crossfield ecaped from the plane safely. today at the age of 66. He suffered a heart attack Wednesday. Bush served in Congress two full terms and was elect- Bush, is the third member of the U. S. House of Repre- sentatives to die within two" days. Rep. Charles A. Boyle was fatally injured Wednesday in an automobile accident in Chicago. Rep. Steven V. Carter (D-Iowa) died of cancer Wednesday. ALL THREE General Mo- tors plants in the Los Ange- les area are closed because of the lack of steel parts, includ- ing at the Chevrolet and Fisher body plants at Van Nuys and about at the Buick Oldsmobile Pontiac plant in South Gate. In the meantime, Kaiser Steel, which made a separate settlement. with the steel workers union, is slowly get- ting the big Fontana plant back into production. So far of the strikers lave been recalled to their jobs, The Kaiser plant is now turning out about tons of steel a day, compared to more than tons at the time the furnaces were closed down by the July 15. strike. A Kaiser spokesman said it will take three to four more weeks to get the plant back into full production. Weather Variable cloudiness to- night and early Friday, but mostly sunny Friday, slightly wanner. mum temperature by noon today: 73.   

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