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   Press-Telegram (Newspaper) - December 18, 1959, Long Beach, California                             4TH VICTIM DIES FROM GAS BLAST Ike All Set for Western Summit Talks President Travels to Paris for Vital Parley Saturday By JOHN SCALI PARIS Wl Ei- senhower reached Paris to- night for summit talks with the government chiefs of Britain, France and West Ger- many. He came into the French capital with his personal prestige at a high mark, as demonstrated in his trium- phant visits to eight nations of Europe, Asia and Africa. Here, at the Western sum- mit meeting, that prestige faces a test. He has the task of trying to resolve differing ideas among the Western Allies on how lo approach a later East-West summit session including So- viet Premier Nikita Khrush- chev. And he also may try to do something about French President Charles de Gaulle's stand against firmly knitting Fench forces into an integrat- ed NATO command. :i: LOOKING FIT after his three-day Mediterranean trip, Eisenhower landed at Toulon in southern France this after- noon and boarded a specia train for a trip of about nine hours to Paris. Eisenhower landed fron THIS DOG HELPED THE MAILMAN Anne Kimbrough of Birmingham, Ala., holds her dog that helped the mailman deliver a Christmas card from Miss Kimbrough's sailor boy friend. The address informed the postman he would know where to deliver the card because a "funny little dog" lived in a red brick house. The card was de- livered without Wirephoto.) HOME The Southland's Finest Evening Newspaper LONG BEACH 12, CALIF., FRIDAY, DECEMBER Vol. LXXII-No. 274 TELEPHONE HE 5-1161 PEICE 10 CENTS EDITION (Six Editions Daily) 48 PAGES CLASSIFIED HE 2-5959 USW Eyes Contempt Action as Firms Balk CHICAGO David J. McDonald of the U.S. heavy cruiser Desjthe United Steelworkers said today a revised union Moines at the Quay of Honor in Toulon. Just before stepping ashore, Eisenhower told newsmen he was feeling fine: and remarked, "Sleep, oh boy.i that's what I've done proposal for settlement of the steel dispute would cost the companies more than Chou Offers Concessions in India Row Red China Chief Ready to Agree to Nehru Proposal LONDON (UP1) Chinese Communist Premier Chou En- lai said today he is prepared to agree to an Indian proposal to withdraw all armed forces from disputed areas as a "partial solution" to the bor- der crisis between the two countries. He offered to meet Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru in China or Rangoon, Burma, on Dec. 26 to discuss the dispute. Chou's offer was made in a note to Nehru, broadcast by Radio Peiping and monitored here. NEHRU HAD rejected an earlier Chou proposal for talks because he said he would not negotiate while Chinese troops remained on S. F. Plane the Kaiser pact. The union chief discussed the new offer briefly at HIS VOYAGE from beginning Tuesday, was1 broken only by a brief visit to Tunis Thursday. YY IT II IIIU The presidential convoy sped out of the Toulon naval (Continued Page A-4, Col. 1) 2 Survivors of Midair Jet Crash Found TRENTON, Ont. (UPI) Two survivors of an aerial collision between two U. S. Air Force jet planes in north- ern Ontario were rescued to- day. There was hope other survivors might be located. A. Royal Canadian Air Force and a U. S. Air Force helicopter each rescued one U. S. airman from the scene, 42 miles northeast of a U. S. radar station at Pagwa, Ont. Their condition was reported good. San Francisco bound plane vith at least three persons aboard disappeared Thursday night after the pilot radioed le had lost one engine. The last message from the two-engine PBY6 A amphibian !mands, the union will seek received by the Coast Guard contempt action in federal at Annette Island, 2sO miles south of here, gave a position 28 miles north of Annette. Radio contact was then lost. Scott, San Francisco, and not industrywide.'- Burrass Smith, _ an engineer McDonaid said the union submitted a revised proposal for settlement to individual Tom Corte Madera, Calif. S IT WAS UNDER charter to :he Stanford University Re- search Institute and left Fair- janks, in central Alaska, sev- AN RCAF 'copter from era! days ago. At that: time of the Kaiser setle. Bob Meath, a veteran Alaska ment> faut cost other Trenton, Ont., picked up 1st Lt. Theodore C. Adams, 24, of Greenville, S. C., and flew him to Pagwa for medical treatment. The USAF helicop ter, based at Kincheloe, Mich., rescued Capt. Roy N. Minor, 34, of Manchester, Tenn. Adams told RCAF officials he heard three shots during the night. Minor said he fired only two. Based on these re- ports, other survivors were believed in the area. Two RCAF planes and two heli- copters continued an inten- sive search. The in-flight collision oc- curred Thursday between a U. S. B47 Stratojet bomber and an F102 fighter. WHERETO FIND IT Proposed change in state's higher education system holds general approval of key state legislators. Story on page A-3. Beach B-l. Hal C-7. C-7. D-4 12. D-2, 3. C-9. Death B-2. C-6. B-3. Shipping B-12. C-l to 4. Tides, Television, Earl C-7. 5, 6. Your A-2. news conference at which he declared the union, if neces- sary, will go to court to force the companies lo bargain in- dividually. McDonald told a news con- ference the union on Dec. 10 Indian soil. Chou today renewed China's claim to several areas a of the disputed frontier terri JUNEAU, Alaska individual companies to resume talks on a company- wide basis, but has received no reply. HE SAID if industry lead- ers do not accede to his de- j Goldberg, uSW al counsei, said that lhe Taft.Hartley law The ship was flown by anjes are ..obligated to Philip Gray, Mill Valley, Calif. deal individually because our Also aboard were co-pilot Carl contracts are companywide, companies. THE 10-POINT union pro- posal contains the principal jusn pilot, ana a man ana voman, both unidentified, vere passengers. Whether they left the plane it Juneau or another stop on he way from Fairbanks was lot immediately known. The "oast Guard here listed Gray, Scott and Smith as aboard but lhe pilot did not report the number of slightly more than the Kaiser pact. The government today summoned both sides in the steel labor dispute to new peace meetings in Washington Monday. Director Joseph F. Finne-gan of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service said he would resume efforts to bring about a setlement in the eight-months-long contract dispute. The government suspended mediation efforts on Dec. 10 in order to permit officials of the USW to engage in contract bargaining sessions in Chicago with major aluminum been received ana was being studied.) Civil War Vet 'Barely Hangs On' HOUSTON, TEX. Gen. Walter Williams, 117, last surviving veteran of the civil war, was "barely hanging on" today. The old Confederate's daughter, Mrs. Willie Mae Bowles, said he is steadily growing weaker. He is ill from his fourth pneumonia attack this year. William's personal physician, Dr. Russell Wolfe, said he holds little hope for the veteran. Weather Considerable cloudiness tonight and Saturday. Little change in temperature. Maximum temperature by noon today: m rtiAMrtkmc wn curtDI toy. But he offered to pull back Chinese troops from Longju if India did the same, and tc extend the pullback to tin other areas. :'The Chinese government in a conciliatory spirit anc out of the desire to move to ward the withdrawal of armei forces along the entire bor ders, is prepared to agree firs to reach a partial solution by applying the proposal yoi have made in your letter fo the non-stationing of armei forces of both sides at Longji to the other disputed place of the border as Choi said. 5: CHOU SAID "armed Indian personnel" occupying Shipki Pass, Parigas, Sang, Tsungsha and several other places 'which belong to China." "Now, since the Indian gov- ernment holds a different opinion on the ownership of these he said, "the Chinese government proposed that no armed personnel of either side be stationed in any of them." (Informed sources Delhi confirmed that a note Photos bv Skip Shuman VICTIM'S BODY LIFTED FROM PIPELINE Police, firemen and volunteers lift the blanket-covered body of James Laidlaw Jr., 17, through manhole from water-pipe project that claimed the lives of Laidlaw and three other members of construction crew. FACTOR IN LIE TEST Typhoon Roger Touhy Buried Batters Quietly in Chicago CHICAGO (UPI) Touhy, the man who someone feared or hated too much to let live, was buried today with the simplest of rites that were a far cry from the gang funerals of his heydey as a baron. beer 2 Robbers Kit I Waiter of Gardena GARDENA An elderly waiter died today after he was brutally beaten fay two Members of his family ar- ranged to move his body quietly from the funeral par- lor where it was taken after shotgun slugs snuffed out his life and critically wounded' his bodyguard Wednesday jnight in a killing that was eminiscent of the roaring 20s and 30s in Chicago gang robbers who beset him near i a local card club. Leo Margoloff, 62, of Los Angeles, succumbed in Har- bor General Hospital to head injuries suffered when he was savagely beaten as he was walking north along the west side of the 13900 block of Vermont Ave. WHILE THE BODY was >eing taken to Mt. Carmel lemetery, John (Jake the Barber) Factor, the man.who (Continued Page A-4, Col. 4) two WITNESS said he saw dark-complexioned men fDaddy Pays for Her Nibbling MIAMI de- tectives were puzzled when they saw the woman in diamonds nibbling groceries off the supermarket shelves. They arrested her on sus- picion of shoptlifting. She explained it satisfac- torily in court Thursday. "Why, I've been eating there for more than five said Mrs. Marie Marks Schor, whose hus- band's estate is valued at more than five million dol- lars. "And why shouldn't the 58-year-old grandmoth- er demanded in court. "My call him 'Dad- he's much older than I, 80 and paying." Swathed in mink and jewelry, the Miami hotel- man's wife was acquitted of charges she was free- loading on ham, candy, strawberries, bananas and string beans while shopping with her husband Aug. 10, MRS. SCHOR said she paid for the items she ale. She said she thought she was being accosted by robbers when store security agents stopped her outside the supermarket. "You see, I was wearing my she said, "They locked me in that filthy room that looked like a jail and the man in the uniform was wearing some- thing with a big handle that looked like a gun and he pointed his finger at me and said 'You sign that or you won't get out.' "And I told them I don't have to steal, but had to eat on account of my diabetes and insulin." pummel Margoloff with their fists until he fell to the side- walk. After taking his wallet and money, believed to have been about ,f50, from his pockets, the men ran up Ver- mont, entered a car and drove away. Police said the victim evi- dently succumbed to a skul fracture suffered when h i s head struck the concrete as a result of the beating.' The attack occurred aboui a.m., minutes after Mar goloff apparently left the Rainbow Club. He died abou seven hours later. 11 Killed, 25 Hurt in Bus-Train Crash CANADA DE GOMEZ, Ar gentina train and a bus collided at a grade cross ing near here late Thursday killing 11 persons and injur ing 25 others. Most of the casualties oc curred aboard the bus, which was on the way from Rosario Argentina's second city, to the provincial capital'of Cordoba Filipinos MANILA (UPI) Typhoon Giida cut a wide swath of destruction through the cen- tral Philippines today with winds up to 150 miles per hour and torrential rains. There were no initial re- ports on deaths but heavy property losses were ex- pected. Late today the Manila Weather Bureau located the storm, the second late-season typhoon in two months to hit the Philippines, between Masbate and Samar on the eastern coast. On its present course, the storm is expected to sweep through the entire central Philippines tonight and early Saturday morning and then move out into the China Sea. Explosion on Conant St. Sixth Man on Way to Recovery From Explosion Horror An odorless gas asphyxiated .hree men working on a new .vater pipeline here Thursday afternoon and a fourth died his morning from burns suf- 'ered in an explosion at the same job. Another man was critically turned and a sixth worker today was reported recover- ing from the effects of the gas. The new pipeline, a 80-inch main, is being laid beneath Conant St. from a point about three blocks east of Clark Ave. for more than a mile eastwards. :l: THE VICTIM who died from burns today was Allen Randell Holmes, 39, of 321 Mildren St., El Monte. The three suffocated men were Jim Laidlaw Jr., 17, of 5303 Dunrobin Ave., Lake- wood, son of the crew fore- man; Leroy Eugene Ewart, 15366 Verdira Ave., Para- mount; Kenneth Verne Cal- houn, 33, of 11360 Lambert St., El Monte. Joe E. Snow, 40, of 9258 Artesia Blvd., Bellflower, is in critical condition at Commu- nity Hospital. He has first and second degree burns on his legs and third degree burns on his hands. Frank Galaviz, 39, of 301 W. Whittier Blvd., Whittier, first victim of the gas, was reported recovering at Com- munity Hospital. :i< ORIGINALLY, it was be- lieved Galaviz was stricken by a heart attack. He col- lapsed inside the pipe at Studebaker Rd. and Los Coy- otes Diagonal at 3 p.m. Fire Capt. Jeff Webb and Russell Rutherford pulled him to the surface. The explosion occurred two hours later at Conant St. and Canehill Ave. THEN CALHOUN'S body was found almost directly be- neath the manhole at that in- not until 10 p. m. were the other bodies found. They were located after a search of the gas-filled lain. The crumpled bodies were found within 20 feet of each other about 200 feet from the manhole near the Conant- Canehill intersection. All victims were members of a Macco Construction Co. crew laying the water line for the City of Long Beach. THERE WAS no explana- (Continued Page A-8, Col. SAFETY LINE TO RESCUE WORKERS Rope attached to rescuers as safety precaution is fed through manhole of pipeline on Conant St. where three men wero asphyxiated by odorless gas. A fourth man died today of burns suffered in un explosion.   

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