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   Press-Telegram (Newspaper) - December 31, 1959, Long Beach, California                             COLD GUSTS TO GREET NEW YEAR LIFE IS FULL OF WOE Butch, a six-month-old Toy Manchester, finds life a bit uncomfortable these days. Leaping from a chair at his home in Indianapolis, Butch broke both legs when his two-and-a-half-pound frame hit the floor. The splints he'll be wearing for sev- eral weeks weigh a .half Wirephoto.) LEGS FROZEN "Copter Saves Man From Snowy Peak WILLIAMS, Ariz. hefty television trouble shooter frozen overnight in 12 feet of snow was re covering today in a hospital here. George Degele, 40, New Storm Deals Blow to Arizona BY Associated Press A violent year-end storm hit northern Arizona with heavy snow and lacing winds today. Widespread snows were de- veloping in the mountain areas of the Far West but the New Year was expected to arrive with generally fair skies prevailing in the eastern third of the nation and the Pacific Coast states. The storm created blizzard conditions in north central Arizona near Flagstaff. It was described as one of the worst storms in history at Prescott. Visibility was cut to zero in some regions. Roads were open but very dangerous. SNOW WAS forecast for New ,Year Day over western portions of the upper and middle Mississippi Valley and westward into the Rocky Mountain and Central Plateau regions. From one to five inches of new snow piled up in the val- leys of Idaho and Utah. Snow was axle deep on some roads south of Salt Lake City. Light snow fell during the night in the Rio Grande Val ley area of northern Ne'w Mexico and in southwest New Mexico, reaching a depth of about three inches in the mountains around Los Ala ecame worried and organize search. Undersheriff Clar Cole, Brayer and Wendell Untereiner, all of Williams struggled up the slopes. They found him bu couldn't get him out. To much snow and he was to leavy, said Brayer. Whil Jntereiner wrapped him jlankets, the other two wen for help. 4 ft 4 4 NIGHT FELL and On :ereiner tried to help b starting a sputtering fir 'But it didn't do much good, he said. Ironically, it delayed th rescue by screening the sit from the helicopter. It almost turned into real Coles aid late "because the helicopter wa caught in c downdraft and a most crashed Into the mou lalnslde. 11. missed only 1 inches." teveiers Get Caution to Bundle Up' Sunny Skies but Cool Weather for Rose Game Seen New Year's Eve revelers ere warned to bundle up ;ainst weather predicted to e cloudy and cold with gusty inds prevailing throughout le night. Rose Parade spectators face low temperature of 35 de- rees with an outside chance light showers, but by Rose owl game time sunny skies muld prevail, although the emperatures will remain cool, le U. S. Weather Bureau said. Considerable cloudiness is orecast for tonight through riday, becoming mostly unny Friday afternoon, justy winds, which whipped le area Wednesday night anc arly today, are expected to ontinue tonight. Small-crafi 'arnings were hoisted from 'oint Conception to the Mexi an border for southwest vinds of up to 30 miles per our along the coast and up 38 miles per hour over oastal waters. SUDDEN WINDS, forecast or the mountain areas bul ot for the coast, early today ipped through the c o a s rea, snapping power lines nd tree limbs and setting ff numerous burglar alarms ireas of Redondo Beach, E iegundo and Torrance were emporarily blacked out when ppreciable damage wa eported. Some light showers are redicted for the desert ant mountain areas tonight with be snow level lowering to ,000 feet by tonight. Abou wo inches of new powde: now fell at Snow Summi iear Big Bear Lake Wednes lay night, covering a five-to 6-inch solid pack surface nd making for good skiing onditions. Chains were required todaj 'or- traffic going over Tehach ipi Pass on U. S. 466 as snow itarted falling in the arei ate Wednesday night. THE HIGHWAY PATROL said it had set up chain con rol for a 35-mile stretcl rom two miles east of Keeni o Mojave. All cars pullin] railers were banned until th lighway was cleared of snow Also closed to vehicle without chains because o mow were roads leading int :he Sierra about 15 mile east of Bakersfield. In addi ion, snow fell on the U. 99 Ridge Route but the roa ublic today by the vacation White House. The President had asked for the report on 'deceptive practices" in the iroadcasting industry after he House committee disclos- ires last summer that TV con- .ests had been fixed. Rogers' findings and pro- posals were contained in a 54- jage printed report and sum- marized in an attached letter of nine pages. His recommendations were aimed mostly at two regula- ory agencies the Federal Communications Commission, which licenses broadcasters, and the Federal Trade Com- nission, which polices false advertising and other unfair rade practices. ;aid today he and Secretary of Labor Mitchell have met vith leaders on both sides in he steel dispute but that no agreement had been reached jetween the parties. Said the vice president: "As for what progress has >een made, all I can say is hat the parties are still meet- ng and have not reached an agreement. "As for the prospects of a settlement, I cannot antici- the ROGERS SAID in effect that these two agencies were (Continued Page A-2, Col. 8) ;HARITY THIEF Ordered to Write 10 Commandments DETROIT of stealing charity Christ- mas money, a former police captain in suburban Royal Oak township was placed on probation for two years and ordered to turn in every week a copy of the Ten Commandments in his own handwriting. William Ware, who was fired from the police force Monday, also was sentenced Wednesday by Justice of the Peace Lonnie C. Cash to pay a fine or go to jail for 90 days. Rose Fete pate at this time what outcome will be." t NIXON SAID the last meet- ngs were held in Washington Wednesday. Nixon was questioned at :dlewild Airport before he ,ook a plane for Pasadena, Calif., where he is to be grand marshal of the Tournament of Roses Parade Friday. Chute Fails to Open; Calif. Gl Is Killed FORT SILL, Okla. WP) An Army parachutist was killed Wednesday when he jumpec feet from a single-en- gine Army plane. His para- chute failed to open. The victim was idcntifiec by the Army as Pvt. Robert Benschoter, 23, of Berkeley Calif. He was a member o the Sky-Divers Club of Army personnel who make jumps in their free time. (See Map on Page A-15) PASADENA city was set today for an all- out effort to make the 71st annual Tournament of Roses the greatest in history. Workmen were busy past- ing hundreds of thousands of lowers on floats for the pa- ade Friday. Sixty-one floats, 200 bands and 200 horses will traverse he parade route tfith a predicted one million pectators lining the streets. Millions more throughout the nation will see the floral ;pectacle on television and hear it described on radio. Nippy but sunny weather .vas expected. THE TIMETABLE of the parade calls for an a. m. start and the finish at a. m. To insure clockwork pre- cision coordinated with TV and radio schedules the pa- rade will be paced by a car with its speedometer set at miles an hour. A 50-man parade commit- ee goes on duty 10 p. m. :o prepare to accept the 'loats and see that everything is in order. Thirty-six jeeps and 13 tow ;rucks, provided by the 40th National Guard regiment anc the Automobile Club o Southern California, were on hand to provide emergency service if any of the floats break down. Motorists were warned that special parking regula tlons would be in effect. Po By GEORGE W. CORNELL Associated Press Slaft Writer The 1950s, time of technical triumphs, draw to a close tonight, and the world embarks on a new decade, on the edge of a strange, new frontier. U.S. Requests Dominican Envoy Recall WASHINGTON The itate Department said today t has asked the Dominican Republic to recall its consul ;eneral in Miami for trying to muggle arms out of the Jnited States to his country. The department said Au- ;usto Maria Ferrando pleaded guilty Dec. 11 to an indict- ment charging conspiracy to ;xport arms illegally and rying to bribe a U. S. cus- :oms officer. He was sen- enced Wednesday in Miam o five years but was put on >robation. This means Fer- rando will not go to jail as ong as he is in the United States, unless he violates the provisions of the probation. Ernest B. Gutierrez, State Department officer in chargi of Dominican affairs, deliv ered a note to the Dominican Embassy late Wednesday night asking the Dominican government to recall For rando. lice said any cars found In no parking zones would hi towed away. At midnight, men arid .vomen around the world will ;reet the dawning 60s. And as the eras shift, man- kind had begun a different of struggle to reach the longer in spirit alone, but by physical prowess. This was the challenging, itill unfamiliar horizon of the lew decade, born of a period f unprecedented mechanical rockets, satel- ites, automation and of com- puters that outraced the hu- man mind. S: BUT OLD-AGE problems, )f peace and decency, still 'emained, and these, too, marked the o c c a s i o egacies of the past, and re- sponsibilities of the future. As the church bells and Weather- Considerable cloudi- ness tonight, bul mostly sunny Friday afternoon. Gusty winds tonight. Maximum temperature by noon today: 59. larty-goers sound forth in celebration, there will be irayers and hopes that the .ime ahead will bring solu- (Continued Page A-2, Col. 7) WHERE TO FIND IT Best routes to Rose Parade are shown on map on Page A-15. Beach B-l. Hal A-5. A-5. C-4 to 8. A-6, 7. A-8. Death B-2. A-4. B-3. Shipping C-4. C-1 to -1. B-5. TV, B-6. Tides, A-5. B-4.   

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