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   Press-Telegram (Newspaper) - December 23, 1959, Long Beach, California                             FOLLOWS SNOWSTORM Below-Zero Cold Hits East Coast IKE PREPARES TO REPORT ON WORLD TRIP AT RITE IT'S A LOSING BATTLE that Mrs. Mary Tenowich is fighting as she tries to keep the sidewalk cleared of snow in front of her Philadelphia home. 'Snow is fine for youngsters, said Mrs. Tenowich, but not for oldsters. She's Wirephoto.) Pope Asserts Man First Over State By FRANK BRUTTO VATICAN CITY John XXIII declared in a Christmas message to the world today that "things and institutions the state are primarily for man; not man for them." The Communist way of life was an obvious target of the 78-year-old Roman Catholic pontiff, though he did not mention Communism by name, in a speech devoted to peace and the obstacles in its .path. Broadcasting a new call for world leaders to fashion a true peace, he said: "Social peace' is solidly based on the mutual and re- ciprocal respect for the dig- The Southland's Finest Evening Newspaper LONG BEACH 12, CALIF., WEDNESDAY, DEC. 23, 1959 Vol. 278__________________. _ _ TELEPHONE HE 5-1161 PRICE 10 CENTS HOME EDITION (Six Editions Daily) 30 PAGES CLASSIFIED HE 2-5959 By Associated Press A numbing arctic blast hit the Northeast today in the of a heavy snowstorm he Northeast, a fresh win- ry outburst plastered the upper Mississippi Valley with up to seven inches of snow. The temperature dropped o a minus 34 at Wanakena n northern New York and 29 below at Saranac Lake in York State's Adirondack Mountains. 9 MONTPELIER, VT., re- jorted a reading of 8 below ton's mark was 12 above. Maine's lowest was one be- ow at Caribou, but the Weather Bureau warned that .he temperature was expected to fall as low as minus 20 in lorthern Maine tonight. Tuesday's snowfall, ranging jp to 10 inches and setting nity of man. "The disturbances which unsettled the internal peace of nations trace their origins chiefly to this source, that man has been treated almost exclusively as a machine, a piece of merchandise, a worthless cog in some great machine, unit." a mere productive OBVIOUSLY REFERRING to President Eisenhower's 11- nation peace tour and other recent international develop- ments, he said, "The most recent events have caused an atmosphere of so-called dis- engagement which has caused hopes to blossom anew in many minds..." He describee the international basis of peace as "above all, truth." The pontiff said the Roman Catholic Church "looks with favor on every initiative which can help spare humani- ty new conflicts, new massa cres, new destruction beyonc calculation." "There is not a state (Continued Page A-4, Col. 1) 17 Die in Texas in Four Crashes LYFORD, Tex. ca and a train collided near this south Texas town today, kill ing three teenagers. The collision brought the traffic toll in multiple-deatl accidents to 17 In Texas In two days. Three crashes Tuesday each involving two cars, took six lives at Snyder in wes Texas, five at Olney in nortl Texas and three at. Kilgore in cast Texas. Heavy Rains, Winds Loom in Southland Gale Warnings Up as 2-to-4-lnch Downpour Forecast Heavy 2 to 4 inches within 24 gether with strong, gusty winds are scheduled to hit parched Southern California late today and Thursday, the U. S. Weather Bureau warned. Gale warnings were hoisted at 10 a.m. Amount of rain, weather officials said, will depend on where the storm, centered at sea off Monterey, crosses the coastline. Forecast for the area is an 80 per cent probability of moderate to heavy rain to- night and continuing through Thursday morning, becoming occasional showers Thursday afternoon. ACCOMPANYING the vhich. marked winter's of- icial arrival Tuesday. Many below-zero record- ngs were listed throughout downpour, the bureau pre- dicted, will be strong, gusty winds from 20 to 30 miles he region. As the storm moved out of MAMIE EISENHOWER (left) poses with the President, Barbara Eisenhower and Maj. John Eisenhower at Andrews Air Force Base Tuesday night after extending open-armed welcome (below) to her husband. Eisenhower, son and daughter-in-law had returned from an 11-nation good-will Wirephoto.) per hour this afternoon, in- creasing to 40 miles per hour tonight. The gale warnings will continue to fly through Thursday. Mountain areas are ex- pected to receive up to 10 inches of rain within the next 30 hours, with heavy snow above feet this evening. The rains, expected to pass on before Christmas, will re- turn on the weekend, the Ike Family Reunion a appy One H nd Burlington 2 below. Bos- the Weather Bureau forecast. 11 Flee Jail; Nab 4 After records for the date in some spots, snarled highway, rail and air traffic. At least 23 deaths were blamed on the storm and highway accidents caused by slippery roads. UP TO 10 INCHES of snow fell in areas just north of york City. New England had 2 to 7 inches. Many schools, including 500 in the New York metro- politan area, closed. Herds of wild deer came out of the woods near Yorktown, N. Y., to forage for food. The animals halted traffic in some ;pots. The 16-hour snowfall in New York City was the worst since February 1958. ..Seven inches was reported hattan. THE MIDWESTERN storm moved slowly eastward from Iowa and Minnesota through Wisconsin and northern Illi- nois. It headed into northern In- diana, Michigan and north- west Ohio, with snow, freez- ing rain and sleet indicated. Wisconsin and northeast Iowa were hit by the heaviest snow covering m west, from four inches. the Mid- to seven Weather An 80 per cent rain probability tonight and Thursday morning with moderate to heavy rain. Gradually clearing Thursday afternoon. Strong gusty winds to- night and Thursday. DAYTON, Ohio (UP1) Eleven prisoners broke out of a jail here today and four ivere recaptured six hours and two armed robberies later. Police cornered one of the escapees in a corn field and picked up another as he was itepping out of a stolen car. John Paskiel Griffin, 41, the ringleader, who was awaiting trial for carrying a concealed weapon and attempting to shoot his wife, was arrested as he was walking along a street minutes after a grocery had been robbed of He liad been charged with rape in neighboring Clark County. POLICE ESCORTED Griffin sack to the grocery to see if he could be identified as the robber. The robbery of a wine and beer store of about in cash and checks also was be- lieved to have been com- mitted by two of the fugitives. Griffin, of Waynesville, Ohio, was considered the most, dangerous of the 11 escapees. Police had rushed to protect his wife immediately after the jailbreak, but they were able to locate her. WASHINGTON was happy family reunion at Andrews Air Force Base uesday night when Mrs. Mamie Eisenhower, gaily dressed in Christmas red, varmly greeted her returning lusband, son and daughter-in- aw. She hugged them all and leld onto the President's arm n the crush of high-ranking A'ell-wishers. It was obvious Mrs. Eisen- lower was pleased at her lusband's She had Jackie Coogan Injured in Crash LOS ANGELES Jackie Coogan, 45, suffered facial and head injuries when he wrecked his sports car in the Brentwood district day night, police reported. Officers said they fount Coogan stunned and unable to speak after his cai slnmmed into a parked auto on San Vicente Blvd. ruddy appearance, expressed worry over his arduous trip. For 33-year-old Barbara Ei- senhower, who accompanied let famous father-in-law on ,he mission, it was the end of the most fab- ulous journey of her life. Her lusband, Maj. John Eisen- lower, served as his father's aide on the tour. TODAY, Barbara returns to her role as housewife anc mother with her four children n their home near Gettys- burg, Pa. She brought home a collec- tion of exotic gifts and mem- ories of elephant rides, snake farmers, cheering millions and strange lands. Back home, she jokingly lold Vice President and Mrs Richard Nixon she was having trouble remembering to say hello after her efforts ai greeting in the languages ol the 11 countries she visited Barbara had stayed out o': the limelight in Washington and had never ridden on a jet plane before this journey She returned a- veteran o motorcades, fanfare and huge crowds. Looking happy, she said sb wasn't a bit tired because slept on the plane." Earthquake Jolts Most of Sicily CATANIA, Sicily earthquake rocked most o Sicily today. It shattere  page A-10 for last in series on "Story of the Carols." Beach B-l. Hal B-7. B-7. C-8 to 11. C-4, 5. A-6. Death B-2. B-6. B-3. Shipping A-6. C-l to 4. A-8.' TV, C-12. Tides, B-7. B-4, 5. Your A-2. wore us younger fellows to a 'razzle. We're sure, of course, thatj fie is tired. No man could go hrough what he's been .hrough without being weary. But on the second last day of the 19-day tour we saw lim come down the ramp Tom his jet airliner at Ma- drid, Spain, with the bounce of a man just home from a month at the beach. Tuesday at Casablanca in Morocco, this reporter rode alongside the President's 10 feet part of the that, wild drive from the airport into town. As he was in every other nation on arrival, he was on his feet for waving, bowing, smiling ever- lastingly to the huge crowds which jammed the roadside. WE WERE close enough to see how overwhelmed he was emotion surged from his heart to his face as tens (Continued Page A-4, Col. Plan Yule of White House WASHINGTON dent and Mrs. Eisenhower probably will have a quiet Christmas dinner at the White House without, their immediate family present. The President's daughter in law, son Maj. and and Mrs. John Eisenhower, who went along on Eisenhower's 19-day trip abroa.d, are stay- ing at their own home in Gettysburg, Pa., for Christ- las. The four grandchildren won't be romping in White House corridors Ihfi as they often do on holidays. Their family reunion is sched- uled on the farm. Barbara left the Whito House early this morning to rejoin her children, who had been left at home in the care of a babysitter while she was making the 11-country trip with the President. John Ei- senhower followed later in the day.   

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