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   Press-Telegram (Newspaper) - December 17, 1959, Long Beach, California                             15 RESCUED AFTER FREIGHTER SINKS Roger Terrible1 Touhy Slain in Chicago Ambush JOHN FACTOR Learns of Shooting WALTER MILLER, a retired police sergeant, is wheeled from emergency room of Chicago hospital after he and ex-gangster Roger Touhy were struck down by shotgun blasts Wednesday night. Touhy died of his wounds. (AP Photo) CHICAGO M3) Roger Touhy, gang chief out of on only 23 days, was assassi nated Wednesday night in an ambush that by underworld standards was slightly lesi than perfect. He was shot below the belt Artisans skilled in the han- dling of shotguns, sawed-off or full size, accomplish in- stant death. They arrive am depart unseen and usually blow off their victims' heads Touhy, fourth of six sons of a Chicago policeman to die by gunfire, survived long enough to mutter "Coppers two men possibly indicating his slay- ers posed as policemen. HIS COMPANION, a for- mer police sergeant, was wounded critically but may survive to provide details ol the surprise attack on Touhy and himself on the steps of the west-side home of Touhy's sister. Touhy's head was not blown off. He-was shot below the belt and died of loss of slood from large wounds in his leg. H i s companion, Walter Miller, was hit in the back and shoulders, but he man- aged to fire at the fleeing as- sassins. THESE DETAILS were stud- ed by homicide-detail detec- tives as they sought to keep :he death of Roger Touhy, second holder of the title, 'The from a bulg- ng file of "Murder by person or persons unknown." That is the traditional coroner's jury verdict in scores of gang-style deaths in the decades since the bloody jrohibition era when Toughy )layed a major role. Coroner Walter E. McCar- hastily impaneled an in- quest jury to put together the story of the last hours of Toughy, 61, who last month inished serving more than a quarter century in Stateville (Continued Page A-6, Col. 1) S. Hunts Radiation Watch es WASHINGTON W) The Atomic Energy Commission today announced an emergen- cy hunt to recover all wrist watches of a certain type which might constitute a radi ation health hazard. The watches may contain execessive amounts of radio- active same material that is feared as a fallout hazard from nuclear bomb tests. It is used as a luminous material, like radi- um, to facilitate telling time in the dark. The AEC announced that the commission, together with the American Rolex Watch Corp. of New York City, is taking steps to recover a number of the watches known as "Rolex GMT-master wrist watches" which are manufac- tured by the Swiss firm. Mon- Ires Rolex, S. A., Geneva, Switzerland. THIS IS A special type of navigation watch which has a movable rim, or bezel, around the face to permit the wearer to tell times in any two zones of the world at a given moment. The watch may be further identified, the AEC said, by the name "Oys- ter Perpetual" on its face. The commission said action to recover the watches fol- lows discovery by the AEC that one Rolex watch of this type, purchased abroad by an American, contained radioac- tive strontium-90 in the lumi- nescent material on the mark- ings and numerals of the bez- el "substantially in excess of the amounts exempt from licensing under AEC regula- tions." Weather Locnl fog Inle tonight and early Friday. Con- siderable cloudiness Fri- day. Little change in temperature, JLASS SLIVERS Mommy Sees to It That Peril's Removed SALT LAKE CITY "Look, Mommy, what I've got." Twenty- one-month-old Richard Gaisford's find was a mouthful of slivered glass from a Christmas tree ornament. Mrs. Darwin Gaisford re- moved as much glass as she could from the baby's mouth, then called for an ambuancc. Hospital attendants found the woman had re- 'moved every bit of glass, after Richard led her fingers to his mouth. Mrs. Gaisford is blind. ill ROGER TOUHY Dies in Hospital No Foreign 3c Mail, U. S. Rules WASHINGTON you mailed holiday greetings to riends in Canada or Mexico n an unsealed envelope bear- ng only a three-cent stamp, better get another card on the way with four cents )ostage. The Post Office Department! said today thousands of cards leaded for Canada and Mexi- co in the unsealed envelopes .vith cut-rate postage are be- ng dumped into incinerators. IT EXPLAINED that the :hree-cent rate on unsealed envelopes is possible in the Jnited States because of a third-class mail rate. But, it said, there is no pro- vision for such third-class ratings in Canada and Mexico. As a result, unless there is a return address on the un- sealed envelopes so they can sent back for additional wstage, the greeting cards must be destroyed. The Southland's Finest Evening Newspaper LONG BEACH 12, CALIF., THURSDAY, DEC. 17, 1959 VoLlXXII-No. 273 TELEPHONE HE 5-1161 PRICE 10 CENTS HOME EDITION (Six Editions Daily) CLASSIFIED HE 2-5959 Ike, Tunisia Chief Back Algeria Plan Thousands Cheer President During North Africa Stop By JOHN SCALI WITH EISENHOWER IN THE MEDITERRANEAN Eisenhower re- ceived the cheers of thou- sands of Tunisians today and discussed with President Ha- bib Bourguiba the war in Algeria. He then resumed his voyage to Toulon, France aboard the U.S. cruiser Des Moines. White House Secretary James C. Hagerty said the two presidents in their Tunis meeting endorsed French President Charles de Gaulle's proposals for ending the Al gerian conflict by an offer o; self-determination. Hagerty stressed that the two presi- dents did not seek to settle the conflict, leaving that to the Algerians and French themselves. A joint communique issued an hour after the President's brief visit said the two lead- ers agreed failure to achieve a solution in Algeria was oi 'grave concern." :-f :j: "THE ACHIEVEMENT of self-determination by African and Asian peoples is one of the most important events ol our the communique said. Returning to the scene of his North African triumphs as a general in World War II, Eisenhower was hailed by thousands of Tunisians shout- ing "Yia hia (long live) Ike" as he landed at La Marsa, a Tunis suburb. A helicopter flew him from the Des Moines to the special- ly built landing spot only a few hundred yards from Bourguiba's white style palace. Moorish Grandmother, 3 Tots Die in Fire HOUSTON grand- mother and her daughter's three children burned to death here Wednesday night while the children's parents were at an automatic laundry. The dead were Mrs. Hattie Hardy, 70, and the three chil- dren of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Yarbrough, Antony, 5; Denise, 3; and an 18-month-old male Daby. Neighbors laundry, and told the parents of the fire after the bodies nad been taken to a morgue. Yarbrough, 26, and 'his wife, 24, were hysterical with grief. Civil War Veteran's Death Is Seen Near HOUSTON (fft Walter W. Williams, 117, last sur- viving veteran of the Civil War, was "much weaker" Wednesday night and it ap- peared again that the old soldier's last hours were at liand. A daughter, Mrs. Willie Bowles, said, "He lost quite bit of strength during the day is is much weaker to- light." His condition lias been termed critical for weeks. BECAUSE THE President (Continued Page A-6, Col. 4) rushed to the ONE TWIN GOES HOME, ONE STAYS AWHILE It's goodby for Idaho's separated Siamese least for a Denett Linn Stubblefield leaves with mother Mrs. James Stubblefield (left) from Portland hospital Wednesday. Sister Jeanette, held by nurse Marie Sor- enson, has a tube in her throat because of a breathing difficulty and must remain for a few weeks. Born June 29, the twin were joined at the abdo- men and shared a common liver. They were flown to Portland the next day for the delicate surgery that separated Wirephoto) Ike fo Get Torchlight Reception WASHINGTON dent Eisenhower get' a NATO Hassle Put to Ike, De GauEle By GEORGE McARTHUR PARIS 15 North Atlantic allies today tossed the U. S.-French deadlock over unified defense I to Presidents Eisenhower and De Gaulle for solution. torchlight reception with modern calcium he returns next Tuesday night from his overseas tour. "Having in mind that the President carried the torch of freedom on his tour, we are going to Hand out torches, District Commis- sioner Robert E. McLaughlin said Wednesday. EISENHOWER pected to reach IS not ex the White House from Andrews Air Force Base, Md., until nearly midnight Dec.23. The torch light celebration will be held in Lafayette Square, across the street from the White House. McLaughlin said the torch reception was suggested by ivic and veteran organiza- tions, and the White House permision for the dem- onstration. British Vessel, 19, Given Up for Lost FLEETWOOD, England British trawler, Red :alcon, and her crew of 19 vere given up for lost today. The ship is believed to have ;one down in a 60-mile-an- lour gale off Scotland's west- ern isles Monday. It was re- urning to its home port here or Christmas after a fishing rip in Icelandic waters. Defense ministers of the Allies made a last stab today at reaching agreement on in- tegration at least, of their European air defenses under command of the North At- lantic Treaty Organization But France for the third day of NATO's annual ministerial review held firm against the 14 other allies, re fusing to pass controls of any S. Again Postp Venus Shot nes more of her forces central command. to Informed sources confirmee that the issue was now firm ly on the schedule for dis cussion when De Gaulle anc Eisenhower meet privately Saturday, in a session ac companying the Western summit meeting this week' end. A IT APPEARED the NATO allies did not want to risk an (Continued Page A-6, Col. 4) WASHINGTOON the space agency today an- nounced a further postpone' Newport News Gets Million Pact WASHINGTON (ff) The Federal Maritime Board to- day awarded a dollar contract for four cargo-passenger ships to the Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Co., Newport News, Va. The mariner-type vessels will be built for States Steamship Co., San Fran- cisco, FATHER OF 15 WEEPS OVER GIFTS Speedy Missouri-Pacific Makes an Unscheduled Christmas Stop FAIROAKS, Ark. came early for Edward Jarrett and his wife and 15 children. It wasn't Santa on a sled. But it was something almost as astonishing to this little village on the Missouri-Pacific tracks, near Wynne. The passenger train that always flees past with a hoarse blat from its horn pulled up and stopped Wednesday. In a matter of minutes, the train crew had unloaded worth of food from the baggage car and transferred it to Jar- ret's small house. The trainmen worked fast. They were making an unauthorized stop and already were behind schedule on the Little Rock- Memphis run. It happened so fast nobody had time to say much, least of all the Jarretts. "He broke down and went, to Said W. H, Owens of Little Rock, the engi- neer on the run. "The kids were in the house. We didn't stay. There wasn't much time." The railroadmen made the stop so they could be sure their admirers among the 15 little Jarretts would enjoy a full cupboard Christmas Day. "This all started because we know of this doesn't get to work but about six months a we see those kids every explained Owens. "Every day we throw the kids news- papers and he said. "We all do it. Every time I blow the whistle they bust out of that house." Owens and fireman E. T. Simmons of Little Rock took up a collection for the food. "All crafts said Owens. "Firemen, engineers, brakemen, conduc- tors, all of them. "The whole business gave us all n nice feeling." ment of an effort to shoot a Thor-Able space probe to- ward Venus. The 90-pound instrument package initially was to have been launched Dec. 15 from Cape Canaveral, Fla., but was postponed until Friday. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration said today it has been further postponed because of elec- tronic problems which arose in the final checkout of the instrumental payload. THE AGENCY said a new firing date has not yet been scheduled. It declined to in dicate when the firing may be expected. However, informed sources said it probably will be some time in January. The scientific package con- tains an ultra-high-frequency 150-watt transmitter designec to relay information from up to 50 million miles out in space. The transmitter has an output 30 times greatei than any the United States ras yet used in space experi- ments, and it is designed to test the feasibility of long- range space communications WHERE TO FIND IT Pope John today conferrcc the symbolic red hats of of- fice on seven new cardinals See Page A-3. Beach B-l. Hal C-13. C-13. D-6 to H. C-14, 15. A-14. Death B-2, C-12. B-3. Shipping A-8. D-l to 5. C-10. Tides, Television, Earl C-13. B-4, 5, 6. Your A-2. Crew Spends Hours on 2 Life Rafts Navy Ship Picks Up Survivors 340 Miles South of L. B. The crewmen of a sinking Jberian freighter, who aban- doned the vessel 340 miles south of Long Beach, were rescued today after more than eight hours in two life rafts. All 15 men were uninjured, according to Long Beach test Guard headquarters. The men, who had been aboard the SS Guam Pioneer, were saved by the crew of the Navy ship Watchman. THE WATCHMAN was 70 miles from the scene when .he Guam Pioneer aired an SOS message at a.m. The message, after giving ongitude and latitude, said: "Sinking. Decks awash. Abandoning ship." Initial reports from the sur- vivors indicate there was flooding in the shaft alley sec- tion of the hold. Following receipt of the dis- tress message, Coast Guard leadquarters here dispatched a plane and cutter. :l; :l: SEARCH AND rescue planes from Norton Air Force Base near San Bernardino joined the sea hunt. The ship, skippered by an American, C a p t. Mahlr.n Boese, left San Francisco Sun- day for Hawaii. .She was car- rying a cargo of scrap iron. Most of the crew members are from Spain and Greece, but there were three other Americans aboard, according to Transmarine Navigation Co., the ship's agents. THE 306-FOOT, freighter was built in Ger- many, registered in Liberia, had Guam for her home port and was being transferred to American ownership. Last Ocl. 20 she went aground off Honduras but' managed to pull off under her own power. She put into Wilmington for repairs at a local area shipyard, then went to San Francisco when a strike was threatened at the Southland yard. MEANWHILE, farther West, the destroyer USS Richard Edwards sighted the disabled Dutch tug Elbe, one of three vessels adrift in leavy seas 600 miles south of Midway Island. There was no immediate report that the destroyer nade contact with two baby aircraft carriers which broke loose from the tug when tow ines snapped during a gale Tuesday. However, they were aelieved to be in the immedi- ate vicinity. The Elbe, which was dis- abled when one of the broken ines tangled in its propeller, carried 25 crewmen. The car- riers Guadalcanal and Mission Bay, being towed from New York to Japan to be scrapped, each had eight men aboard. 'S LOS ANGELES news for people who like crowds: Dr. Gerhard N. Rostvold, co-ordinator of the Southern California Research Council, predicts California ultimately will have a population of 25 million. Rostvold, a Pomona College professor, told the Kiwanis Club Wednesday thai by 1970 the population of Southern California will have grown from 9 million to 13 million. The Chamber of Commerce, meanwhile, said thai by Jan. 1 Los Angeles County's popu- lation should exceed (i million This would give it a lead of some over Cook County, 111., the nation's sec- ond most populous county. The New York trails be- muse it Is not counted as one county. The Chamber estimates hern arc persons in metropolitan Los Angeles,   

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