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   Press-Telegram (Newspaper) - December 15, 1959, Long Beach, California                             HERTER RAPS FRENCH NATO PLAN 1 Command Essential, He Tells Council Secretary Flatly Opposes De Gaulle on Military Policy PARIS a direct chal- lenge to Prance, U.S. Secre- tary of State Christian A. Herter today told the foreign ministers of the North Atlan- tic Alliance that NATO must continue to integrate its mili- tary forces under one com- mand. Herter's remarks at the opening session of NATO's annual ministerial review sharply underlined the major task of the re- solve the differences dividing French President Charles de Gaulle from his Allies in the North Atlantic Treaty Organ- ization. De Gaulle has openly rejected the principle of inte- grated forces. Herter spoke in a closed session of the ministerial j council. A NATO spokesman reported his speech to a news conference. If THE U.S. SECRETARY mentioned recent press CHRISTIAN HERTER, the U.S. Secretary of State, wore this expression as he left for NATO session opening today in Wirephoto) re- ports implying the United States might be planning withdrawals of forces from Europe. He said these showed a fundamental misconception of U.S. policy and that the United States intends to maintain its NATO commit-' ment. Speaking of the concept of integrated defense, Herter said that it was on this basis that the United States makes its contribution to NATO. He said the idea of integrated defense is more important than ever. De Gauule has flatly re jected this concept in favor of nations retaining control of their own forces. However, he is understood to have giv- Ike Talk Stirs Roaring Ovation by Greek Scions ByJOHMSCALI ATHENS Eisenhower received a rousing ovation in the Greek Parliament today and then boarded the U. S. cruiser Des Moines for his first real rest since he began his peace and friendship mission en assurance time, he will more French NATO. that, at this withdraw no forces from State Prison on charges of mistreating prisoners in vio- lation of a federal civil rights law. Rogers said a far-reaching investigation by FBI agents HERTER WARNED the preceded the department's ministers that any weakening of the Atlantic Alliance will undermine the West in future summit negotiations with the Soviet Union. He said the ultimate Russian goals re- main the same despite any recent appearance of change. Hetrer said the West must see tangible agreements with the Soviet Union on two arms control and (2) the division of Germany and the related problem of Berlin. The acid test, Herter added, will be the Russian at- titude on Berlin. Even as Herter spoke, De Gaulle restated his ideas to a group of French parliamen- tarians who visited him. 4 ONE REPORTED the French President said: "Dur- ing the last two World Wars Allied forces were not inte- (Continued Page A-4, Col. 2) 14 Indicted in Prison Brutality WASHINGTON Gen. William P. Rogers an- nounced that a federal grand 12 days ago. The President, renewing his The Southland's Finest Evening Newspaper LONG BEACH 12, CALIF., TUESDAY, DECEMBER Vol. LXXII-No. 271 TELEPHONE HE 5-1161 PRICE 10 CENTS HOME EDITION (Six Editions Daily) 44 PAGES CLASSIFIED HE 2-5959 Snow LashesCANINE >NOBEL PRIZE' New Mexico, Texas, Okla. Section of U. S. 66, Other Roads Shut; Motorists Stranded Bv Associated Press A pre-winter snowstorm powered by strong winds, swept across New Mexico nto Texas and Oklahoma to- day, curtailing travel and stranding scores of motorists. Blizzard conditions were reported in some areas as the coldest weather of the season hit many sections. It was chilly in Phoenix Ariz, this morning, around 4C above. Snow was reported as far south as Las Cruces, N. M, near.the Mexican border. Snow depths in New Mexico ranged up to 10 inches. Seven inches of fresh snow fell at Albuquerque. Winds were clocked at GO m.p.h. Monday as the storm lashed wide areas. Temperatures were far below normal. One traffic call for peace in freedom injdeath due to icy highways was reported. Blowing snow cut an address to the 300-member Parliament, was interrupted a dozen times by applause and cheers that almost shook the rafters. The Communist-led minority joined in. Then five hours later the President took his leave of the Greek royal family and drove in -a procession to the jury at Jacksonville, Fla., to-1 Athens Stadium where he day indicted 14 present andjboarded a helicopter for the former guards at the fl'gnt to tne Des presentation of evidence to Lhe grand jury. He said the evidence involved mistreat- ment of inmates of the maxi- mum security building in the prison at Raiford. The indictments charged violations of three sections of the U. S. Criminal Code which prohibit conspiracies to injure or oppress any citizen in the free exercise of any right or privilege secured to him by the Constitution and federal laws. The brutal treatment al- leged consisted of shackling or chaining prisoners to the bars of their cells, sometimes without food or clothing, for seriods ranging from 24 hours -0 a week or more. In addition, Rogers said that in some instances chained sprayed liigh pressure. prisoners were with water under Moines. THE CHEERS of thousands who packed the stadium's upper rows and the surround- ing area sent him on his way. The President will have a three-day rest aboard the Des Moines, broken only by a meeting Thursday in Tunis with Tunisian President Ha- bib Bourguiba. Greek Premier Constantine Karamanlis and other Greek officials accompanied the President to the stadium. Thfe President touched off his greatest ovation when he told Parliament his message could be summed up in three words: "Peace in freedom." THE LEGISLATORS ros to their feet with a roar o shouts and hand-clapping The Communist m i n o ri t joined in. Touched, Eisenhower de parted from his prepared tex and said: "I fee! that here I am wit] men who, like myself and al Americans, love peace anc (Continued Page A-4, Col. 5) visibility sharply and driving conditions were extremely hazardous. TRAFFIC WAS virtually halted in the northern half of New Mexico. S. 66 was closed between Tucumcari, N. M. and Vega, Tex. more than four inches of snow covered the ground at Tucum- cari. More than two inches of snow fell in the Texas Pan- handle and there was much drifting with winds up to 45 m.p.h. All highways west of Amarillo were closed. Strat- ford, a town of about some 90 miles north of Ama- rillo, was isolated. The Weather Bureau issued warnings of heavy snow for extreme northwestern Okla- homa and northwestern Tex- as during the day, with the possibility of the snow spreading into north central Texas. Heavy rains fell along the Washington coast and west- ern Washington. Warmer temperatures, plus the heavy rains, increased the threat of further flooding in the area. CHILDREN of U.S. Embassy staff in Athens wave flags as helicopter takes off today carrying President Eisenhower to the cruiser Des Moines, flagship of the U.S. 6th Fleet in the Mediterranean. Ike was accompanied on flight by his son, John Eisenhower, and John's wife, Barbara. Ship will cruise to Tunis and Wirephoto via radio from Athens) Safe With Loot Stolen Here Pooch With 'Two Hearts' Given Research Award Lewis to Quit Mine Union Presidency Writes It's Time to-Step Out; Next Chief Kennedy WASHINGTON Wi L. Lewis, a titan of the Amer- ican labor movement, an- nounced today lie will resign as president of the United Mine Workers early next year. Lewis, who will be 80 next Feb. 12, said in a letter to UMW members published to- day in the union's journal that the time has come to step aside. Aids said he in excellent health. "Mister as mil- lions came to know the fuzzy, browed union chief in his flamboyant organizing and bargaining days of the 1930s 1940s, has headed the BACKWOODS YULE SERVICE ELIZABETH DE PASQUA 10, and Laurie Ann Cloke, 4, who survived open-heart surgery last year, shower affection, on Ruff, the "Research Dog of the Experimental heart surgery performed on the dog helped sur- geons who operated on the Wirephoto) I NEW YORK a friendly dog of uncertain an- cestry, lias received "the ca- nine version of the Nobel Prize." Ruff has two one he was born with and the radio-powered one given him jy medical researchers. Monday, two little girls- both heart a silver collar around Ruff's leek proclaiming him "Re- search Dog of the Year." It was awarded by the National Society for Medical Research, which called it "the canine version of the Nobel Prize." Ruff, a former resident of city pound, had an extra Toboggan, Doqsled, Skis to Haul Mail By GEOFFREY GOULD WASHINGTON mail will go through this Christmas as always, but in a few cases it will take horses, boats, toboggans, skis and even a dogsled A safe containing in negotiable building and loan certificates, and in cash and checks was stolen early today from the Machin- ists Union, 736 Elm Ave., be- Fore the curious gaze of a witness who failed to notify police because she "thought it was a coffin." The safe was hauled away by the burglars after they had ransacked police said. the office The WITNESS, who lives >ehind the Union Hall, said she was awakened at loud noises in the leart created from part of his diaphragm. It functioned a muscular booster througl activation from a tiny radio .ransmitter, outside the body which picked up the pulse o; buff's natural heart. The dog's second heart was said to reduce the work of his natural one about 25 per cent and no ill effects resultec Tom the operation. The ac :ion of the second heart was discontinued after it was test- ed 'several weeks. However it could be put back in opera- tion any time through w connections remaining just under the dog's skin. The lives of the little girls Laurie Ann Cloke, 4, and Elizabeth de Pasqua, 10, were saved recently by heart oper- ations made possible through experimentation with animals. a.m. by alley. She watched as four men in :heir mid-20s carried the safe, draped with a cloth, to waiting trailer, but didn't call authorities because "you don't call police just because there's a dead body being moved." Only description obtained >y police was the four men vere wearing caps. Among the loot taken in the safe were thfc three certificates belonging to Local 1484, and in cash and checks belonging to Local 235. Another in cash and checks, belonging to -ocal .1484, was stolen from a steel cabinet which was orccd open. Sen. Aiken Ailing, Taken to Hospital MONTPELIER, Vt. U. S. Sen. George Aiken has been hospitalized. His secre- tary, Miss Lola Pierotti of Montpelier, said today he may be suffering from a kid- ney-stone ailment. Aiken Monday underwent examination and X-rays at Montpelier's Heaton Hospital and was admitted as a patient. HOLDUP Early Christmas for Young Mike, 3 PORT HUENEME (UPI) Christmas presents were hidden in a closet and 3-year-old Mike Burgess found out about it. Mike waited his chance. Then, when his mother, Mrs. James Burgess, went next door for a cup of cof- fee Monday, Mike locked the doors of the house and to open them until he completed opening all the presents in the closet. Altifude Mark Sef by AF Jet WASHINGTON The F104 Lockheed fighter plane has set a new altitude recorc for airplanes, climbing to feet Monday over Ed wards Air Force Base in Cal- ifornia. This was disclosed today by Vice President Richard M Nixon in presenting the Col- lier Award for outstanding flight achievements to design- ers and pilots of the F104. Nixon said his information came from Gen. Thomas D. White, Air Force chief of staff, who stood at his side during the presentation cere mony. ago: ONLY NINE DAYS the Navy claimed a ,vorld altitude record, saying a F4H Phantom II carrier jet aircraft soared to a new offi- cial mark of feet. The previous official rec- ord had been set by a Soviet pilot who took a TU431 to a leight of feet in July. Those receiving the Collier trophy included Lt. Col. How- ard C. Johnson, who set an official world altitude record of 91.243 feet in the F104 over Palmdale, Calif. May 8, 1958. It was while discussing Johnson's flight that Nixon said he had just learned from White the same plane set a new record of more than 000 feet Monday. Weather Some high cloudiness, hut mostly clear and sunny tonight and Wednesday. Slightly warmer. Maximum tem- perature by noon today: 69. to do it. That's the way it still has to be done in some of the re- mote nooks and crannies of the 50 states. The Post Office conceded that today, perhaps a little proudly, after looking over the locomotion methods of some of its "star' route carriers. The star route carriers transport mail under private contract with the Post Office. Most of them use trucks but sometimes they have to use ingenuity to get themselves from one place to another. EULICE H. THOMAS, fo instance, has a route between Crisfield, Md., and Tangier Island, Va., in Chesapeake Bay. Obviously a truck won't do. He uses a small boat. So does George Grosvenor o! Leland, Mich., who delivers to two northern Lake Michi- gan islands from the main- land. A horse is still the handiest way to get from Sumerco to Sod, W. Va..Daner F. Brogan as he has for many a year, will employ the hayburning method of transportation over the rough, roadless route. But another West Virginia star router, J. B. Vaughan, fi- (Continued Page A-5, Col. 4) is WHERE TO FIND IT Peace, inflation and labor will be the top issues in the 1960 presidential election year, according to California 'oil. See Page C-2. Beach B-l, Hal C-7. C-7. D-G to 11. D-4, 5. B-7. Death B-2. C-6. B-3. Shipping D-6. D-l lo -1. C-tO. Tides, Television, Earl C-7. Vital D-8. B-1, 5, 6. and UMW for 40 years. Few men have had greater impact on American economic life. if LEWIS WILL BE succeeded automatically by Thomas Ken- nedy, UMW vice president and former lieutenant gover- nor of Pennsylvania. Kennedy, 72, a widower who married again just a few weeks ago, is honeymooning in Europe. On retirement Lewis will be eligible to continue at full sal- ary of a year. He did not set a specific date for quitting, saying only it would be shortly after the new year. Lewis, a familiar figure for years in newspaper headlines, is responsible more than any other labor leader for organ- izing workers of the nation's biggest industries into labor unions. With the country on its economic knees in the great depression, Lewis capitalized on the National Recovery Act and the Wagner Labor Rela- tions Act passed during for- mer President Franklin D, Roosevelt's New Deal. THIS ESTABLISHED the rights of unions to organize and the obligation of em- ployers, to bargain with them on .wages and working con- ditions. Lewis formed the CIO and drew millions of workers into union member- ship. A man of iron will, Lewis fought the captains of indus- try and on many occasions the government itself in un- relenting battle to obtain bar- gaining rights and wage- benefit gains for workers in one industry after another. In the past decade, al- though still vigorous and wlliing to fight if need be, Lewis conducted his union affairs in peace with the po- liticians and his old and fa- vorite foes, the coal mina operators. IN HIS LETTER today to UMW members, Lewis clis- played again his lifelong Hair (Continued Page A-5, Col. 1) JOHN L. LEWIS Stepping Down   

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