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   Press-Telegram (Newspaper) - November 17, 1959, Long Beach, California                             P-T Writer Joins Select 'South Pole Club (Editor's Note: This is the fifth in a series of re- ports by Independent, Press Telegram Military Editor James A. Allen on Deep Freeze '60, the vast scientific program which is being, carried out In the Antarctic under Navy di- rection.) By JAMES A. ALLEN McMURDO SOUND, Ant- arctica, Nov.. 3 Today I joined a but ever-growing group of men men who have flown over the South Pole. The never-to-be forgotten flight was made in a Beach-built Douglas Long C124 Globemaster, which dropped pounds of cargo by parachute to the 17 civilian scientists-and Navy men who have, been isolated since March at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station. Our sky giant roared away from McMurdo's ice runway at p. m., pointed its bulbous nose into the Antarc- tic sun and headed: for the mouth of Beardmore Glacier, halfway point of the four- hour flight to the'pole, more than 800 land miles away. We quickly traversed Mc- Murdo Sound and began the long leg across the Ross Ice 60 miles wide. Shelf, a huge frozen mass the size of California which is pushed seaward by more than shelf averages 170 feet above sea level. WHEN THE PACK ice of the Ross Sea breaks up later in the antarctic summer, mas- sive icebergs will tear loose from the shelf and start a Roqnding Cape Allen, we started the climb up 100-mile- long Beardmore Glacier' that would carry us to the Polar these icebergs, sighted in 1956, was 208 miles long and Off to our right, glistening in the sun, were the moun tains and glaciers of the Aus northward journey. One of Plateau. Beardmore Glacier, a dozen glaciers. The ice tralian Antarctic Territory claimed by the country down under. The highest of th peaks, Mt. Markham, thrust: its icy head feet high HERE'S THE SOUTH POLE, where the world spins on its base, as photographed by Independent Press- Telegram Military Editor James A. Allen from a low-flying Globemaster plane. Slanting shadows at low- er left and center mark location of some of the huts used by the 17 men at the Amundsen-Scott polar station. Ranging from top center to right are previously air-dropped crates of fuel and food. Shadow of iplane and its vapor trail cuts across top of picture from left to tight. Battered by Typhoon MANILA Cm Typhoo Freda slammed her 80-mi center winds into mountain ous northern Luzon Islan late today, leaving at least dead, 4 missing and at leas 26 injured. Two ships were di'ive aground In the central Philip pines, where Freda firs struck, Crop damage was reporte heavy, in the rich farming re giori of southern'Luzon. THE TYPHOON spared Ma nila its full force as it roarei past 100 miles north of th city. But torrential rain am strong fringe winds battere( the city all day. Weather forecasters pre dieted the storm would gradu ally curve back northward a it left the Philippines. Thi would head it in the genera direction of Formosa. ;T.he storm threatened to disrupt the opening in Ma nila Wednesday of the 14tl World Tourist Conference The weather delayed at leas half the 120 delegates and ob servers coming. from more than 30 countries. Churchill Cancels Adenauer Meet LONDON Winston Churchill was forced by ill ness tonight to cancel a meet ing with the visiting Wcsl German Chancellor, Konrac Adenauer. .Churchill's private secre tary, Anthony Montague Browne, said: "Sir Winston is indisposed. We hope he Will be up and about again shortly." Mikoyan On His Way to Exhibit in Mexico MOSCOW First D6p. Premier Anastas I. Mi- koyan left Moscow by air for Mexico City today to open the Soviet trade and scien- tific exhibition shown earlier this year in New York. He will be the highest ranking Soviet official ever to visit Latin America. Mikoyan will stop over to- night in Halifax, N.S. Seek Answers to Gulf Crash Blast Mystery NEW ORLEANS there an explosion aboard the National Airlines DC7B liner that crashed in the Gulf of Mexico Monday with 42 persons aboard? If there was, did it come before or after the crash? Members of the party hunt ing in the shark-infested wat ers for bodies believe ther was an explosion. But thej don't agree on when it oc curred. There were apparent ly no survivors among the 3 passengers and six crew mem sers to supply the answers. The bodies of nine of the victims have been recovered A Coast Guard cutter ar rived at Gulfport, Miss, earlier today with them ant debris from the wreck. A team of postal inspectors also was aboard the cutter. They hac several sacks of mail. The bodies were taken to Keesler Air Force Base Hos pital in Biloxi, Miss. II! LT. JAMES L. SIGMAN executive officer of the Coas iuard Air Detachment a B47 Bomber 'rashes in Tenn. Wilds PARSONS, Tenn. A !47 bomber crashed in a ugged, wooded area near this .vest Tennessee town today, nd Decatur County Sheriff Ola Duck said a military heli- opter had spotted the wreck- ge. The sheriff said first re- prts indicated no sign of life round the plane. The B47 ormally carries a crew of 'iree. The crash site, about 55 miles west of Jackson, Tenn., s almost inaccessible by oad. Sheriff Duck said it might ake several hours to reach he crash site through heavy 'oodland and brush. Several residents reported earing and seeing the.plane short time before the crash, ome residents said they :ard an explosion, but none dually saw the craft strike he ground. New Orleans, said the wreck age was spread over a com paratively small area of two to three miles. This indicated to hjm, he said, that the ex- plosion came after the plane hit the water. But two Air Force fliers who spent four hours over the scene said because the wreckage was so scattered it seemed to them the plane ex ploded in the air. The two were Capt. Ray mond M. Griswold, pilot of an SA-16 Albatross amphib- ian search and rescue plane, arid Capt. Peter Palazzolo, the navigator. "If the plane had been in a (Continued Page A-5, Col. 1) Barge Torn by Blast; Four Killed NEW ORLEANS terrific explosion tore away the deckhouse of a 280-foot sulphur barge today and killed at least four workmen. The explosion blew off the deckhouse, which housed the pump room and boiler room, and left a gaping hole in the stern. Officials at Avondale Marine Ways, the shipyard where the barge was docked for minor repairs, said more bodies may be found. Three mangled bodies were recovered from the barge and another from Harvey Canal, where the barge was tied.up. Witnesses said they believed :wo bodies had been hurled into the water. FIRE BROKE OUT on the large but was quickly put out by two Coast Guard cut- ters, which were in drydock next to the barge. They empty barge had been docked since last Thursday. truly one of the world's won- ders, has an elevation of 722 feet above sea level at its mouth and feet at its junction with the Polar Pla- teau. Frozen peaks, carved by na- ture into gleaming, fantastic shapes, lined our route on both sides. Most of these mountains are about feet elevation and the high- est, Mt. Kirkpatrick, rises feet. The aircraft commander, C1J4 in a steady climb, feet above the river of ice. s> tf 4 AS WE NEARED the end of Beardmore Glacier, Capt. Malonc turned up smaller Mill Glacier and a few minutes later we were flying over the Polar Plateau, a vast 'icy wasteland stretching as far as the eye could see. In places, the ice is more than two miles thick above the bed- rock of the antarctic con- tinent. The enormous weight of the ice cap causes it to push out toward the perimeter of the continent, forming the glaciers which spawn the ice Capt. Wallace R. Malone, of shelves that ring the con McKinney, Tex., kept the big tinent. These shelves are at-. tached to the land at one end and float on the water at the other, with only about one- third showing above the sur- face. Scientists estimate that Antarctica contains 86 per cent of the world's glacial ice supply. If the ice melted, the oceans would rise more than 100 feet and inundate the seaports of the world. Sub- sidence would be a minor problem for Long Beach. t The Globemaster continued to climb to maintain altitude above the Polar Plateau, which rises to nearly feet a few miles from the pole. From this point, the terrain dips, forming a giant white saucer with the pole at the center. 4 OUR ALTITUDE, nearly feet, made breathing difficult, particularly if you climbed the ladder which leads from the barn-like cargo com- partment of the Globemaster to the flight deck high above. In seeking a better vantage point, I must have climbed up and down a dozen times. Each time it was necessary to take a few whiffs of 100 per cent oxygen to recover my breath. Suddenly a crew member shouted: "There it Off to our right we could, see a few small black dots on' (Continued Pago A-3, Col. 1) HO mi .11 _. .15- The Southland's Finest Evening Newspaper LONG BEACH 12, CALIF., TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 1959 Vol. 247 PRICE 10 CENTS TELEPHONE HE 5-1161 30 PAGES CLASSIFIED HE 2-595. ME EDITION Editions Daily) Bitter Cold Sweeoing to Alleged Police Brutality to East Coast Nurse Probed 2 Santa Ana Men Rescued by Woman in Montana Snow By the Associated Press Stiff northerly winds fanne Arctic air across the nation nid-section today, droppin emperatures to record lo marks for the date from th ireat Lakes region to nortl rn Texas. It was nearly freezing a ar south as San Antonio 'ex., and Amarillo, Tex., shiv ered in 14-above temperatures The mercury edged towar he zero mark at Chicago an Milwaukee and it was belov zero at Minneapolis. Th cold Canadian air headed int. the East and dipped south ward toward the Gulf. The Weather Bureau i Chicago in a special bulleti this morning posted col wave warnings for Nev York, Pennsylvania and We.. Virginia, with freezing con ditions likely in many of th gulf and southeastern state tonight. NEAR OR ZERO weathc was the rule in most of th north central region whil readings of 5 to 10 belov were the rule in the Dakota and northwestern Nebrasks (Continued Page A-5, Col. 3) Weather Patchy fog near the coast late tonight and Wednesday. Mostly sun- ny Wednesday and slightly warmer. Maxi- mum tempciature by noon today: 70. DON'T ASSUME YOU'RE DISLIKED Show Interest in Others-Live! By GEORGE S. STEVENSON, M.D., AND HARRY MILT (No. 8 in Series) Martha used to come home Yom school and cry because she was so unpopular. Her mother couldn't understand Martha was not at unat racctive nor dull. She was a tind, sincere, gentle person. She could dance, swim, skate and play tennis. She was ather timid but once she warmed up she could be a lot 3f fun. Why then was she un- lopular? Mother asked a close friend o make some quiet inquiries. Without exception, everyone mestioned thought Martha a weet and lovable girl. But hey thought it was she who wanted to be left to liat she didn't care much for arties and outings. The boys nd girls had asked her many imes but Martha had said he was going to be busy oing something else. WHY? THIS WAS Martha's explanation: "I would have loved to go along with them but I know they really didn'l want me. They were only asking me because they pitied me." I VNON'T Out of Circulation And there, in Martha's re- ply, is the answer to the plight of so many tense, un- lappy people who think that others don't like them when t is they who don't like them- selves. Remember other people are msy taking care of their own social affairs. They don't have ime to seek you out if you've ;aken yourself out of circu- UNFORTUNATELY, many people tend to judge by super- ficial impressions. If you are outgoing and give the impres- sion you think highly of your self, they will think well of you too. If you go around with a hang-dog attitude belittle yourself, they will tend to take you at your own face value. What can you do about it Even though you may not be able to change your per sonality overnight, you can overcome quickly some of the lifficulties your traits create. You can also have the assur- ance of knowing that as you develop new habits this can, over a period of time, change and eliminate the trouble- some characteristics. The thing to do is to start taking a positive step for- ward, to let people know you are interested in them; that Continued on A-4, Col. 1.) By GEORGE WEEKS 'I he City Council today ordered an investigation o, Long Beach physician's charges that police physically abused a woman prisoner held for intoxication as an aftermath of a neighborhood quarrel. Dr. John A. Say- lor, 4409 Pepperwood Ave., filed the charges in person on behalf of his office nurse, Mrs. Ellen Deppe, 57, of 4256 Rose Ave. Mrs. Deppe was arrested a p.m. last Saturday i front of the home of her si ter at 3635 Lemon Ave. A fe lours later siie was release on bond. What happened in the ii erim was the target of D Saylor's charges. He asserted that polici after seizing Mrs. Deppt. landcuffed her, forced her in o a squad car and physical! abused her husband when th alter tried to intervene. II' ft sir THE PHYSICIAN'S state ment, which he read to th Council, added: "All manner of abuse an ndecencics were dealt out t he prisoner on the way t he thereafter. 1. he jail she was refused ac ministration of a physiciar ihe was refused a sobriet est and she not permit ed to complete the 'phon all that is prescribed by re cent law." Police Chief William H Dovcy, who was not sum moned to the Council cham icr when the complaint wa [Continued Page A-5, Col. 4) Ex-Convicf Slain; See venge PLAYA DEL REY esus Casarcz, 36-year-old pileptic with a long criminal ecord, was beaten to death nd his body thrown from an uto today in what police vas an apparent gangland evenge murder. Police said Casarez, of 'enice, may have been mur- ered for cooperating with uthorities in a recent inves- gation. They said he had een veleased from San Quen n in 1952 after serving a entence for robbery. Police said a bystander saw asarez thrown from the car. he witness said he pursued ie car for a half-mile before ising it. name of the witness ras withheld. Citizens of Tokyo haken by Quake TOKYO of okyo citizens were awak- ned by an earthquake short- before midnight. No dam- gc was immediately re- ortcd. The tremor, registering two n a Japanese scale of seven, ook the capital at p.m, Irish Envoy Son Going Back Home WASHINGTON Ambassador John Joseph Hearne announced today that his son David Patrick, whose brushes with the law were last week when his automobile killed a woman pedestrian, is being sent back to Ireland. The ambassador telephoned the Washington Star with this brief statement: "In reply to inquiries which lave been made by the press, 1 wish to announce that I am iending my son, David, back to Ireland to continue his edu cation there. Ireland ii ure." He will i the leave near fu- DAVID, 21, who has been :tudying at American Univer- ity for the past year, was driving from Washington to he University of Maryland ast Wednesday evening when is car struck and killed Mrs ossie Hamlin, 54, a Negro omestic. Her body was nocked 41 feet. The fatal accident touched ff a furor when David in- oked diplomatic immunity "hat prevented police from barging him and impellec Coroner A. Magruder Mac- Donald to cancel an inquest After the accident, police isclosed that David had fig- red in four incidents of dis- rderly conduct involving olicemen over a period ol everal months prior to the ccidenl. Police filed a report f David's activities with the tatc Department. Trains Hit Head on, Kill 1, Injure 4 Crash Destroys Diesels, 10 Cars Derailed in Ohio WAUSEON, Ohio crewmen leaped for their lives, a westbound freight train crashed head-on into a stopped eastbound freight on the Wahash Railroad today, killing a brakernan and injur- ing four other men. The (wo diesel locomotives were demolished and 10 cars were scitttcred off the tracks is the crash echoed over the farmlands in extreme north- east Ohio. One of the trains was (ravelins west with 22 cars, midway -on a run between Delta and Montpelier. The other, fronting cast with 69 and bound for Toledo Tom Montpelier, was motion- ess on the tracks when the crash occurred. APPARENTLY, (here were only seconds warning. Several of the crewmen jumped from the diese! units just before the wreck. The dead man, W. C. Meeks, 52, of Danville, 111., was a brakeman on the west- jound train. Rescue workers said he seemed to have run o the rear of his locomotive n a vain attempt to jump. WHERE TO FIND IT Beach B-l. Hal B-5. B-5. D-2 to 7. C-4, 5. D-l. B-4. B-3. Shipping A-5. C-I to 4. A-6. Tides, TV, D-8. B-5. B-6, 7. Sfewardess Sfrike Vofed AgainsfTWA KANSAS CITY, Mo. (UPI) and stewardesses called a system-wide strike against Trans World Airlines today for 9 a.m. (CST) Wednesday, but federal me- diators kept talks going in hopes to avoid the deadline. The strike was expected to ground all TWA planes in the United States and at all points overseas. Airline officials re- fused to comment and referred all questions to federal me- diators. The Allied Stewards and Stewardesses Assn. is asking 'or 15-per-cent differential pay for jet flights, reduction of working hours from 85 to 70 a month and pay increases on all equipment. ft ROWAN K. QUINN, presi- dent of the union, said last- ditch negotiations to avoid a strike have been completely unsuccessful. But Federal Mediator Lev- erett Edwards of Washington, 5. C., said union and manage- ment were still conferring to- day. Most sessions at Kan- sas City's Hotel Muehlebach vere separate, with Edwards nd other mediators going rom one group to the other. ----------------------ii i _ __.. I, uum (jut; uj me; Water District Important to Today   

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