Press Telegram, November 18, 1959

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November 18, 1959

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Press-Telegram (Newspaper) - November 18, 1959, Long Beach, California Zeppen-Field Slew Woman Arraigned in Yuma After Arrest in Mexico for Murder YUMA, Ariz. WW Tord Ove Zeppen-Field today ad- mitted the bludgeon slaying of a red-h'aired Hollywood divorcee, Sheriff Pete New- man said. Newman said only that the 21-year-old Stockholm-b o r n ybuth had admitted slaying Mrs. Lillian Lenorak, 42, near Palm Springs, Calif., last Nov. 8. Unhappy, unshaven and un- kempt, Zeppen-Field was brought to Yuma Tuesday night following his arrest in Mexico. A chance conver- sation in a 'Mexican fishing village led to the arrest by FBI agents on a charge of un- lawful flight to avoid prose- cution. FOUR CALIFORNIA offi- cers arrived in Yuma this morning to question him. They Lt. Ed Brown and Deputy Jack Kestner of River- side and Lt. Robert White and Roland Wilson, chief trial deputy district attorney, from Palm Springs. Brown said Zeppen Field had given a signed statement about the killing. But he de clined to release details. "That is all we can re lease at the present he said. He said the California offi- cers hoped to return Zeppen- Field to Riverside this after- noon and that details of the statement would not be re- leased before they left Yuma "I'll say one Zep pen-Field sobbed at his ar- rajgnment Tuesday night. "I'm ashamed of what I have done." i HE GAVE no further ex- planation. Mrs. Lenorak's savagely beaten body was found on a seldom-traveled desert road near Palm Springs Nov. the day Zeppen-Field's moth- er reported him missing. The mother, Mrs. Vega Zep- pen-Field, a former Swedish Olympic diving and swimming star, owns a hotel in Palm Springs. .THE FBI gave this account of Zeppen-Field's arrest: A special deputy from Yuma talked to Zeppen-Field over .the weekend at Rocky Point, a Mexican fishing port on the Gulf of California. He djdn't recognize Zeppen-Field until he returned to Yuma and saw his picture in a newspaper. Yuma officers notified Mexican authorities, who ar- rested him Tuesday shortly after he hitch-hiked into Hermosillo, WHERE TO FIND IT Doing things for others benefits tense person. See ninth article in series "Mas- ter Your Tensions and Enjoy Living Again" on page A-8. PALM SPRINGS SUSPECT Tord Ove Zeppen-Field, 21, wanted for question- ing in the bludgeon slaying of a woman at Palm Springs, is shown with Sheriff-Pete Newman after arraignment in Yuma, Ariz., 'UNDER CONSIDERATION1 EAST, SOUTH SUFFER RECORD COLD; 6 DEAD Two Hunters LostinUY. Heavy Snow Great Lakes Ships Buffeted; Horse Racing Canceled CHICAGO (UPI) Severe cold pushed into the east tp- day, dumping deep snow in New York state, leaving a trail of death and misery in the Midwest and reaching into the deep south. Low temperatures in the record-breaking storm caused at least six deaths. The Southland's Finest Evening Newspaper LONG BEACH 12, CALIF., WEDNESDAY, NOV. Vol. 248 PRICE 10 CENTS TELEPHONE HE 5-1161 50 PAGES CLASSIFIED HE 2-5959 HOME EDITION (Six Editions Daily) Word Due on HST Going on Ike's Tour AUGUSTA, Ga. (UPI) President Eisenhower "very shortly" will let Sen. Thomas J. Dodd (D-Conn.) know what he thinks of the senator's suggestion that he add former President Truman or another high Democrat to his entourage through Europe, the Middle New York state and snow up to a foot deep plagued com- munities east of Lake On- Jamestown, N. Y., deer hunters were reported lost in the storm. Op the Great Lakes freight- ers battled gales and heavy ice to get ore shipments to Water District Approved 4 to 1 by County Voters Los Angeles County voters by a 4-to-l vote over- chniecTupper wne'ming'y approved the establishment of a 420-mile water replenishment district to restore underground Election at a Glance reopened steel mills. As far gave overwhelming ap- East and Asia next month. Beach B-l. Hal C-9. C-9. D-6 to 11. C-10, 11. A-10. C-8. B-3. Shipping D-5. D-l to 4. C-6, 7. Tides, TV, D-12. C-9. B-4, 5, 6. This was the expectation of acting White House 'Press Secretary Wayne Hawks as Eisenhower set .up another high-level conference today at south as Clinton, Iowa, a tow boat was reported ice-locked in the Mississippi, but the river was expected to thaw in a warming trend that fol- lowed the sudden cold wave. THERE WAS no such good news, however, for sailors on the upper Great Lakes. The water was beginning to freeze his Augusta Club offices. National Golf The President confers this morning with the Joint Chiefs of Staff on what skating rink. Record lows West for Big 4 Meet in April WASHINGTON ficials reported today that the Western powers have reached tentative agreement to pro- pose to Russia that the East- West summit meeting be held in Geneva in late April. indjcation that Eisenhower The tentative agreement, win. Dodd's suggestion, they- said, was reached -by British, French, United States! and West German representa- tives at a State Department meeting late Tuesday. President Eisenhower is at the huge Duluth ore docks T. Belasco, the White House called "mili- tary plans and programs." The Dodd proposal has been before the President since last Saturday. Hawks says the Democrat's suggestion is "un- der consideration." "Under on Lake Superior. One tug sank in Lake Michigan under the heavy weight of ice. At Waterford Park, in Chester, W. Va., horse racing was canceled because the track looked more like a County voters, by to proval to the creation of the new Central and West Basin Water District. water supplies. The new district, created by a vote'of to is now empowered to buy Colorado River water anc pump it underground to re- plenish ground water levels which have been steadily dropping since the turn o jthe 'century. Another phase Results of voting for the program will be the directors were: injection of fresh water a Division 1 Los Angeles the coastline to build a "fresh attorney Wi liam P. Malloy N. r T.vnn R fiM water bamer "fiamst N. L. Lynn, Division II Charles B. Barker of El Segundo, Hermosa Beach Mayor Jack were recorded at -Pittsburgh and at Harrisburg, with read- ings of 9 and 18, respectively. Division III Long Beach realtor Lloyd C. Leedom, 393; Lakewood-attorney Fred W. Chel, Division IV Gate City Councilman Russell L. Hardy, broker Leland R. Weaver, Division D. W. water intrusion. Although the new district officially labeled the Centra and West Basin Water Re plenishment District, won ap- proval by an overwhelming majority, contests to elect five directors for the new dis- trict turned into a closely fought issue. W lit IN THE new district's Dp Ferguson, Norwalk m> which includes Councilman Clarence THE COAST GUARD at Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., said Rails [there were close to 500 ere were cose o p i ex freighters still plying the DflSK MOCK KIS6 however, was far from any lakes. About 50 of them, all IN PAST international ven- tures, Eisenhower has wel- known to favor the late April date, and it is described by British sources as acceptable to Prime Macmillan. Minister Harold THE ONLY question mark ice-covered but in no imme- diate danger, passed through the Soo locks Tuesday. The big freeze already had closed the ship canal through corned bipartisan support Keeweenaw Peninsula on not participation in the senseiLake Superior. The locks on of having his political oppo-jthe Fox River jn Lake Michi- nents at his side. Such Green Bay were frozen; ing Democrats at Truman and'so tight that not even Coasl'romped ahead as much as Adlai E. Stevenson, axes couid break' hower's oppoent in 1952 and them open. NEW YORK and rail shares swept higher to pace a brisk stock market ad- vance today. Trading ran at a busy tempo. Gains for leading issues stretched from a few cents to more than Steel stocks President Charles de Gaulle will give his final and formal approval to that date. U. S. officials said they hoped for quick approval by De Gaulle so a formal West ern proposal could be sent to Soviet Premier Nikita S. Khrushchev in time to get word back from the Russians before Dec. 19. That is the date when the Western powers will .hold their own summit conference in Paris to coordinate their positions on critical issues in preparation for the meeting with the Soviet Union. 1956, would shy away from any role that might circum-1 scribe their freedom to criti- jcize the Eisenhower admin- on foreign policy at a later date. Truman, Stevenson, 'MR, AVERAGE MAN' Family of Six Sells Home to Circle Globe SEATTLE At first "glance, Cecil Emery Jr., ap- pears to be a typical Mr. Average American. He's 39 married the sweetheart in 1942 Iw met 'at the YMCA here as a GI from Chicago in World War II has four fine children earns week as a telephone equip- ment maintenance man has the usual worries of trying to make his pay- check stretch. But look again. He's no ordinary guy. With the approval of his lovely wife, Patricia, 36, he sold his house and all their belongings to finance a four-month trip around the world for his doting family. .It cost them Only a tiny nestegg is left. Tuesday they- finished this dream other tens pf- thousands only talk about and never dare. "We wouldn't trade it for all the money in the said Emery and his wife, "and that's just about what we don't have any of." "We had a they said. There were violent nods of agreement from (Continued Page A-5, Col. 1) Rep. (Continued Page A-5, Col. 2) The cold wave which posed a threat to shipping reached the eastern and extreme southern sections of the country Tuesday night. Buffalo recorded a record low of 14 degrees this morn- Continued Page A-5, Col. 1) Brokers attributed the up- surge partly to Wall Street hopes that a steel-strike set- tlement will be reached be- fore the current 80-day Taft- Hartley truce expires. Motors, oils, building ma- terials and electronics all scored advances. Chemicals were mixed. ponent South Gate insurance' broker Leland R. Weaver. In Division V, savings asso- ciation president D. W. Fer- guson of 14219 Christine Ave., Whittier, defeated Norwalk City Councilman Clarence Hibma, to TWO SEAMEN peer out from ice-coated superstructure of the tanker Pleiades that looks more like an iceberg as it enters berth in Milwaukee Tuesday. Temperatures in area reached near-record readings for the Long Beach, Signal Hill, Lake- wood and Dominguez, realtor Lloyd C. Leedom of 133 Santa Ana Ave., Long Beach, de- feated Lakewood attorney Fred W. Chel by to In Division I Los Angeles attorney William P. Malloy defeated fellow Angeleno N. L. Lynn, to In Division II, manufactur- ers representative Charles B. Barker of El Segundo won out over Hermosa Beach Mayor Jack T. Belasco, to Division IV saw election of South Gate Councilman Rus- sell L. Hardy by a vote 250 rockets with hydro- to over his warheads were turned CELEBRATING CHRISTMAS EARLY Jackie Foster, 7, holds a gift toy rifle as he celel-; brates Christmas more than a month early at his home in Philadelphia today. Jackie's parents didn't' want him to wait until Dec. 25 because he'll prob- ably be blind by then., At the age of 13 Jackie's left eye was removed because of cancer! Thursday, he enters a. hospital for almost certain surgery to remove the right eye in which the same type of tumor has appeared. Jackie knows all this but he told a newsman today: "I ain't scared." Russ Con Wipe Out Fees-KhrushcEtev MOSCOW Nikita S. Khrushchev said in a speech made public Tuesday that the Soviet Union's stockpile of rockets and hydrogen and atomic warheads could wipe "all our potential enemies" off the face of the earth. He told Soviet journalists'icy "is not 'a position that he visited one factory strength'policy." He said that the Soviet Union did not want "to frighten anyone but we Butchers Strike 226 Markets in San Diego SAN DIEGO ers went on strike today against 226 food markets in the San Diego area. Members of Local 229 of the butcher's union voted! Tuesday night to strike against markets represented! by the Food Employers Coun- cil. gen out "on an assembly basis within a year." Khrushchev's speech to the newsmen in the Kremlin last ,can tell the truth: namely, lme that now we have such a stock of rockets, such an amount of atomic and hydro- gen warheads, that if they Saturday was released by the attack us we could raze our official Soviet news agency potential enemies off the face Tass Tuesday night. While stressing the "invinc- ible might" of the Soviet armed forces, Khrushchev re- iterated his appeal for total disarmament. A "WE ARE READY to sink all this in the sea in the in- terest of insuring peace on he said. "Far from de- siring war, we do not even want to have the means of waging war." Khrushchev said Soviet pol- of the earth." Khrushchev noted progress in Soviet-Western relations. WHEN IT'S 113 BELOW ZERO Antarctic's Smply Stem From Fury of e a f n e r Low clouds late to- night and early Thurs- day, but mostly hazy sunshine Thursday. Lit- tle change in tempera- ture. Maximum ature by noon today: 74> Problems Weather (Editor's Note: The an- nual resupply of this na- tion's scientific outposts In Antarctica now is under way. Here is the sixth in a series of on-the-spot re- ports by Independent, Press-Telegram military ed- itor James A. Allen on this gigantic operation and the men who make it possible.) By JAMES A. ALLEN McMURDO SOUND, Ant arctica, Nov. 4 "All of our supply problems here are the result of Ant- arctica's unusual weather and temperatures." The speaker was the man responsible for the Navy's antarctic supply mission, Cmdr. John W. Haskell, who spent his youth in Tustin. He attended Tustin grade school, Tustin Union High School and Santa Ana Junior Col- lege before going on to the University of California at Berkeley. His parents, Mr and Mrs. John Haskell, live at 170 N. B St. Haskell, a veteran of 18 years Navy service, carries the title of chief of staff for logistics and technical aid for Operation Deep Freeze '60, as this year's program is called. He was with Rear Adm. George J. Dufek for the two previous Deep Freeze opera- tions, which Dufek com-. manded. "NEARLY ALL of the fac- tors which we learned in arctic don't apply in the ant- Haskell said. "In the arctic you normally don't have extreme low tempera- tures such as the record low of minus 124 degrees record- ed at the Russian base at Sovietskaya last August and the low of minus 113 at tha South Pole station in Sep- tember. "Tractor radiators and en- (Continued Page A-4, Col. 1J ;

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