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   Press-Telegram (Newspaper) - December 3, 1959, Long Beach, California                             SHE'S QUEEN OF ROSES Margarethe Bertelson, 18-year-old Pasadena City College student, was named queen of the 1960 Tournament of Roses Wednesday and will preside over the New Year Day parade and Rose Bowl game. A native of Minneapolis, she has lived in Southern California for 10 years. She's brown- haired, stands 5 feet 8 inches and weighs 120 pounds. Miss Bertelson will ride on queen's float with six princesses in Wirephoto.) Ike Will Leave WASHINGTON Eisenhower takes off for Rome tonight on the first leg of a jet propellec good-will tour of 11 nations. His departure, immediate ly after a radio-television speech to the nation, wil follow a full day's work schedule. It includes a series of con ferences and the second meet ing this week of the Nationa Security Council, with which Eisenhower has been discuss ing budgetary and other mat POLICE TO JAIL COHEN IN L. A. BOOKIE MURDER The Southland's Finest Evening Newspaper LONG BEACH 12, CALIF., THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3, 1950 Vol. LXXII-No. 261 TELEPHONE HE 5-1161 4k PRICE 10 GENTS WPAGES HOME EDITION (Six Editions Daily) CLASSIFIED HE 2-5959 Dam Bursts, 184 Perish in File Lewd Charges on Stafe Aids SACRAME N T 0 (UP1) The state today filed charges against two officials of the contractors' state Jicensing board for "lewd and obscene" conduct while handling state business. Charges of improper con- duct were filed against Ed- ward Ford, 45, state registrar of contractors, and Albert H. Atwood, 47, an assistant reg- istrar in charge of the South- ern California office. They were accused by Vin- cent S. Dalsimer, state direc- tor of professional and voca- tional standards. Both men were involved in the licensinj of California contractors. "I DON'T THINK thesi two men belong in the stati Dalsimer said. "Wi have a half dozen witnesses to the fact that they have pur sued obnoxious lines of ques tioning about the persona sex habits of people tha worked for them or did busi ness with them. "The evidence shows they questioned these people abou their sex habits and beliefs in an intolerable Cushion, with out any official reason or provocation." Dalsimer said he filed the charges against Ford to pre vent him from returning to his former civil service rating as an assistant registrar. His actual dismissal is a matter for the state licensing board, to which Ford is responsible, Atwood was fired Nov. 21. ters. The 15-minute broadcast METER MIXUP 2 Firms Pay.Each Other's Utility Bills MT. STERLING, Ky. A Ml. Sterling hardware store discovered last year it had been paying a supply store's water bill for 14 years because of a meter mixup. It's all squared now. The supply firm discov- ered this week it had been paying the hardware firm's electric bill for 15 years for the same reason. starting at p.m. Long Beach was ex pected to include both a new plea for settlement of the steel dispute, and an explana tion of Eisenhower's purposes in making his extraordinary journey. a EISENHOWERR told his news conference Wednesday he wants to prove to the peo- ple of the world that the United States is a "good part- ner" with other nations in the quest for a just peace. His travels have one other major objective, apart from the individual problems he will discuss with such leaders as India's Prime Minister Vehru. That is to lay the basis for future summit nego- tiations with Soviet Premier Nikita S. Khrushchev. To that end he will meet in Paris Dec. 19-21 with French Presi- dent Charles de Gaulle, Brit- ish Prime Minister Harold Macmillan and German Chan- cellor Konrad Adenauer. THE PRESIDENTIAL party of 21 persons, traveling by military air transport jet lin- er, will take off from Andrews Air Force Base about 8 p.m. It is due in Rome at noon, Italian time, Friday after refueling stop at Goose Bay, Labrador. In the group (Continued Page A-6, Col. 3) Fear Toll to Reach 300 Dead in Rich French Riviera Area FREJUS, France (ff) fi nassive wall of water re eased by the thundering col- apse of a dam left a sluice if death, silt and destruction oday along the rich Reyran liver Valley in the French Uviera. At least 184 persons are ead, and 160 missing. Un- fficial estimates said the nal toll would reach 300. Millions of tons of water acked up behind the 185-foot igh Malpasset Dam by five ays of heavy rain were loosed upon the peacefully sleeping farm valley Wednes- day night. The water smashed houses, uprooted trees, rolled over big trucks, derailed trains and broke telegraph and telephone poles. .S: S; HOURS res- cuers began arriving and the waters subsided into the Med- full disaster became apparent. The four- mile wide valley 16 miles southwest of Cannes was a jumbled canal of wreckage and silt. The rushing waters partly flooded this town of which was founded by Julius Caesar in 49 B.C., and was one of the lancing points in the Allied invasion of south ern France in 1944. The old Roman Amphithe ater, the town's main tourisi attraction, was under water Lines of bodies lay in the morgues of Frejus and nearby SHE MISSED TENDERIZING BY A WHISKER A cat named Gloria with her paw caught, in a tenderizing machine at a New York butcher 'shop turned this picture into a howling success Wednesday. A police emergency squad worked two hours to dismantle the machine and get Gloria out with only a bruised paw. A pet at the butcher shop, Gloria dashed after a piece of meat someone tossed into the tenderizer. Another em- ploye spared Gloria from glory with a quick yank of the electric cord. One whisker more, and Gloria would have been tenderized photo.) Breiiil Airmen Seiie PIERRE SERAUD, watch- man at the dam, was picket up with his wife, by heli- copter this morning. "About 9 o'clock I heard terrific he said. T screamed to my wife, 'We must save ourselves, the dam s breaking.' Forty-nine miU ion cubic meters of water nearly 10 billion gallons) iroke loose at one blow, car- ying everything with it. My vife and I were able to get o high ground where we ;pent a horrible night." Sauver Gil, a railway vorker, said he heard a nighty roar and the next thing he knew "my door was the surging RIO DE JANEIRO air force of- ficers seized several air force planes and reportedly hijacked a four-engine passenger liner today in a revolt against President Juscelino Kubitschek. The civilian plane, a Con- stellation belonging to Panair do Brasil, had 38 passengers and a crew of 6 aboard for a flight from Rio to Belem. The plane left Rio Wednesday night at midnight and was due at its destination on the mouth of the Amazon at 6 First messages from there suggested the plane had crashed 20 minutes before the scheduled landing time. But :he air force later said air force men connected with the revoic managed somehow to force the plane to the town o'f Aragarcas, hundreds of miles off course. THE PASSENGERS and crew were put off and the plane seized, an air force spokesman said. Three, perhaps, four air :orce planes were reported earlier to have been seized and flown off to the north in connection with the revolt. The spokesman said two Calif. Toll in Traffic Tops 1958 All Broadcasting Stations Told to Submit Records WASHINGTON Federal Communication; Commission today orderec every broadcasting station in the country to report prompt- ly whether any .payola prac- tice has figured in its opera- tions during the past year. The directive went out to stations. It covers both commercial and educational outlets in the standard radio, FM radio and television fields. The FCC order requires that the stations file sworn statements not later than Jan. 4, covering station operations since Nov. 1, 1958. passenger plane and forced it to turn west. They drove itiof a year Gov. to an emergency landing field deep in the jungle. The passengers and crew members were forced to descend from the plane and crewmen from the light planes took the big plane off from the field. The scene of careless drivers, the occurrence is miles Brown has asked Robert I. McCarthy, motor vehicles di- PAYOLA IS a term cover- ing payments for promoting records. At the capitol, meantime, (he head of a House Investi- gating Committee said his group will not hold any hear- ings on payola bci'ore Jan uary. Rep. Oren Harris (D-Ark) said his committee will dis- cuss the subject at a meeting next week, but plans no hear- ings before congress meets Jan. 6. Today's FCC order was issued under a section of the communications act dealing with advertising. SACRAMENTO W-Cali- OFFICIALS said the object fo ma s 1959 highway death of tod ,s order to {rJace rate has climbed above that down the handling of commercials" plugs on the air which are paid for but not so identified. The officials noted that the Federal Communications Act specifically requires that all .matter put on the air for paign against drunken and which a remuneration has Brown wants to know why. "Maybe our motorists are becoming complacent said the governor. His admin- istration is conducting an un- precedented get-tough cam- Hood Tough Killed After Punching Mystery Patron BULLETIN LOS ANGELES (CNS) Police Chief William H. Parker announced at noon today that hoodlum Mickey Cohen will be booked on suspicion of murder in con- nection with the slaying of a bookmaker in a Sherman Oaks restaurant early Police explained that there were "discrepancies" in Cohen's story. He was sitting within a few feet of the man who was slain. SHERMAN OAKS man police call the biggest bookie in the San Fernando Valley was shot dead in a res- taurant Wednesday night only six feet from a table oc- cupied 'by former bigtime bookie Mickey Cohen. Cohen said he didn't do it and he doesn't know who did. Police say Jack F. Whalen, 39, alias Jack O'Hara, strode into the restaurant, walked JACK F. WHALEN Beef Backfires up to the table next to Co- len's and punched a man in the nose. The man drew a ;un, shot Whalen in the head and walked out. WHALEN HAD extending southwest of Belem. The Ministry of War wentirector, and Bradford Critten- on a state of alert and War den, highway patrol commis- Minister Henrique Teixeira sioner, to study one cause Lott conferred with top gov-jof the sudden death surgesjdition, the Communications been paid to anyone must be identified as a commercial. Penalties for violations could range from a commis- sion reprimand to a license revocation proceeding. In ad- ernment figures. Kubitschek placed Lott in charge of the nation's defense. small planes approached the (Continued Page A-6, Col. 1) Syrgery Set on with a view to new action. THERE WERE 367 fatali- Act provides for criminal pen- alties up to fine or one year imprisonment, or WASHINGTON tary of Agriculture Ezra Taft Benson will undergo an opera tion for removal of his gal bladder at Walter Reed Army Hospital Friday, The hospital announced the secretary entered the hospita Wednesday following a period of intermittent acute attacks of gall bladder colic. The at- tacks started after his recent trade and good-will trip to Europe. Benson is expected to be in MAP SHOWS route of President Eisenhower's long, 11-nalion journey that be- gins tonight. The Presidciv. will cover more than miles, all by air ex- cept for Irip on U. S. cruiser from Athens to Wirephoto.) the hospital weeks. 10 days to 2 Undersecretary of Agricul- ture True D. Morse will serve as acting secretary in Benson's absence. eather Variable high cloudi- ness tonight and Friday, but mostly sunny Fri- dav. ties on the state's highways'both for "willful" violations in November, making it. theiof any of its sections, worst single month since De- cember 1956 and the worst THE NEW FCC action growing out of investigations a police back to 1938. He had been convicted of swindling, bookmaking and assault and battery. He was ree on bail while appealing a recent extortion conviction. Police termed Whalen a brutal underworld muscleman "a big, tough guy who had roughed up some of the top underworld Angeles. figures in He was Los long overdue for this." Officers grilled Cohen for lours. After hearing his story over and over, one said: 'We're not buying it." l! DETECTIVES SAID Wha- November since 1946, when 379 died. jinto rigged TV quiz recently "beat the hell nJnth toK'S! ftolal! (Continued Page. A-6. Col. 3) (Continued Page A-6, Col. 1) of 71 more than in the first! 11 months of 1958. Throughj'TWO BOMBERS ENOUGH' October this year's death rate was running below the pre vious year's. WHERE TO FIND IT Mail order racketeers con- tinue to thrive. See another in series on "Beware of Swin- dles" on page C-13. Beach B-I. Jial C-15. C-15. D-5 to 11. D-6, 7. B-14. Death B-2. C-14. B-3. Shipping D-9. D-l.t'o 5. D-8. Tides, TV, D-I6. Earl C-15. Vital D-fl. B-1, 5, 6, 7. General Says Alaska Easy Prey for Enemy WASHINGTON chief of Alaska's defenses was quoted today as saying: "As things now stand, it would take only two enemy bombers to put Alaskan bases out of action." Flying Magazine, a trade publication, quoted Lt. Gen. Frank A. Armstrong Jr., commander of Alaska's Joint Services Defense Force, as adding: "If these attacks were followed up with paratroop landings, Alaska itself would be lost. "WITH RUSSIANS in the Fairbanks and Anchorage areas, President. F.isenhower would hnvc to decide quick- ly whether to bomb Alaska or leave the rest of the coun- try open to close-range attack from Red troops along the Yukon. "If Alaska doesn't get IRBM (intermediate-range bal- listic missiles) soon, we're going to he in one hell of a fix." The magazine also quoted Armstrong as saying, "As it stands today, our mission is to alarm the United States not to defend it."   

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