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   Star-News (Newspaper) - December 6, 1957, Pasadena, California                             Shoppers May Get Emergency Bus Lines WEMHBTOMOttOWt NO SMOG 92 PAGES SOUTHERN CALIFORNIAIS FINEST EVENING NEWSPAPER CLASSIFIED SY 6-0311-AU. OTHER M811-RY 1-8188-ZE 2330-HI 6-4671 PASADENA, CALIFORNIA, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6, 1957! WALL STREET FINAL 10 CENTS Russ Say U.S. Holding Sputnik Booster K' ASSERTS MISSILE EXPLODES ON GROUND MERCHANTS VOTE FOR RIDES Transportation Plans Still Need Approval The mercantile committee of the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce today voted to spend up to provide some sort of emergency bus service for Christmas shop- pers during the current bus strike. Details of routes and sched- ules were to be worked out later by a subcommittee, sub liect to approval of the cham- ber board, the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen which has jurisdiction over striking adena City Lines drivers, and the Embree Bus Co. which would provide the emergencj buses on a par diem contract FKEE RIDES The buses would be free to riders and would not go out of the city limits. Though an earlier plan to provide shuttlebus service from parking arris in the Rose Bowl anil Victory Park was not ruled out at today's meeting, the ma- jority of the 30 merchants present was In favor of some sort of regular north- south service on tour or five major streets to bring cus- tomers into the downtown district. These buses would tie in with one or more traveling east and. west on Colorado street. Bill Adams II. chamber man- ager, reported that the Em bree Co. would furnish as many buses as merchants or- dered at a cost of per 13' hour day for each 41-passen- ger bus. PLEDGED Costs would be defrayed by individual merchants' sub- scriptions, with chamber lia- bility limited to under a unanimously-approved motion made by Hammond Nash, at the conclusion of the emer- VOTE: Turn to Page 4 Navy Blimp Sinks at Sea; 8 Saved blimp in distress settled and sank in the turbulent Atlantic 55 miles off Georgia but the eight men aboard slid down dangling lines into a destroy er's boats and were rescued without getting their feet wet, the Navy reported today. None of the en- tire injured, a spokesman at the headquar- ters of the Atlantic Fleet Naval Air Force reported. The big airship went into the water aroynd 9 o'clock last night, the Navy reported, alter the blimp had suffered a com- plete engine failure. The men on the blimp began radio messages shortly after the power failure, and began shooting flares after their radios went dead. CARRIER FELL SUNDAY PLAN BUS SERVICE Stewart Hayward (left) of the Independent, Star-News, Durword Howes, chairman of the Chamber of Commerce Mercantile Committee, and Bill Adams II, Chamber man- ager, discuss possible routes for emergency bus service Chamber will sponsor for Christmas shoppers during current bus strike. Transportation would be free. Pasadena Bus Talks Off Until Monday A threatened bus strike in Long Beach has apparently stymied Pasadena's efforts to settle the strike here, at least until next Monday, City Manager Don C. McMillan reported Washington Denies Moscow Allegation MOSCOW. (tP) Soviet Com- munist party chieftain Nikita Khrushchev said tonight that the carrier rocket of the first Soviet Sputnik plunged to earth over American territory 'ast Sunday but "the Amer- icans will not give it up to us." Khrushchev made his declar- ation to foreign correspondents at a Finnish embassy recep- tion. "We know the carrier rocket fell over the United Khrushchev said. "But they do not want to give it back to us. "We relied on their decency, but they did not live up to it "We know it fell somewhere in the United States and will announce it publicly soon with a request that they return it to us." NOT JOKING A reporter asked Khrushchev whether he was serious or was joking. "I am absolutely Khrushchev replied. this afternoon. Officials of National Ci Lines, which owns the Pas dena and Long Beach comp nies, have been called to neg tiate with Long Beach unio Finds No Shortage of Parking There is no shortage of off-street parking spaces in the Pasadena business district, despite the current bus strike, a survey by the Pasadena Police Dept. indicated today. "Apparently, shoppers are staying away from the downtown area under the belief that the bus strike has caused all the available downtown parking to be a police department spokesman said. "So far, at least, this isn't so. If it should become true as the Christmas shopping season progresses, we will recommend that bus stops be used to provide additional curb parking for shoppers. "But for now that doesn't appear to he necessary." r 0 SHOPPERS URGED TO POOL RIDES TO DOWNTOWN Share-the-ride is the by-" word in Pasadena while s buses remain idled by the strike. Join In car pools where possible or organize them yourselves. When you're going mar-; ketlng or shopping, ask your neighbors if they want to ride with you. Sharing rides will help cut down heavy traffic and alleviate parking representatives under a 72-hour strike deadline which expires at midnight Sunday, he said. TALKS OFF TOMORROW This means they won't be able to attend a meeting callec for 10 a.m. tomorrow in McMillan's office, though the meeting has not been officially called off. "We'll try again for next Monday, or as soon after then as the city manager said. "Both union and management representatives have indicated their willingness to attend the meeting here, and the federal mediation service has also given its blessing to our efforts to end the local tie-up." CITY ASKS ACTION McMillan was instructed by Pasadena city directors at an adjourned meeting yesterday to "do everything in the power of the city to bring about HONORARY POLICE CHIEF DEAD EL CAJON. UP) The honor-ry chief of police of El Cajon Galley was found dead in his lome after most of it was de-royed by fire last night. He was George Fernandez, 9, who for more than 20 years ad worn a badge with the in-cription "Mission Indian Police." Fire Chief F. M. Halgren s aid the fire may have started r om an electric circuit, over- aded by a heater which Fer- r andez was given by a friend s cstcrday. A doctor had told t Asked whether he meant over the American continent, the United States itself or the Atlantic, Khrushchev said: "No. It was not the Atlantic but United States territory." He added that "should'the Americans launch a Sputnik and if that Sputnik falls over Soviet territory, we would return It promptly." The conversation at the re- ception in honor of Finland's 40th anniversary of freedom took place before news of the Telepholo EXPLODES IN 'MOON' TEST The Voriouord rocktt flames up in a giant ball of and smoke in today's attempted satellite launching at Cape Canaveral, Fla. There were no injuries. failure of the Vanguard missile at Cape Canaveral, Fla., reached Moscow. STATE DEPARTMENT PUZZLED BY CLAIM WASHINGTON. UP) A spokesman said today the State_____B, Department would "be glad to cials said. Ike Planning to Attend NATO Talks WASHINGTON, ftp) Pres dent Eisenhower has decide to attend the North Atlanti Treaty Organization (NATO summit meeting in Paris Dei 16, it was learned today. Only an unexpected setbad n his rapid recovery from mild stroke, or a firm veto b; his doctors, could alter his de cision to head the U.S. delega tion to the crucial cold war meeting, administration offi get what information we can' on a Russian rocket carrier al- legedly falling upon the United! States, if the Russians want to ask about it. The department appeared puzzled b y Khrushchev's Moscow comment that the carrier rocket of the first Sputnik fell in the United States last Sunday and that Americans are withholding it from Russia. A spokesman for the Van- guard satellite project i n Washington, said: "There Is no evidence of that at all." Reliable informants sale plans are being made for the President to make the trans atlantic trip. Formal announce ment of his decision may br put off. however, until Wednes day or Thursday of next week. The Chief Executive's doc tors are expected to make their final checkup prior to the announcement sometime after Eisenhower ends his current long weekend stay at his Get tysburg, Pa., farm. lim he had pneumonia. Miller to Stand Trial as Adult LONG BEACH. (CNS) Fif- teen-year-old John Lawrence Miller, admitted killer of a 22 months-old Rolling Hills baby, today was declared unfit to be tried as Juvenile. Miller, who appeared before Superior Court Judge Fred Miller in Long Bench Juvenile Court, sat Impassively as the ordered-that he be tried tinder the general law as an appearance. HOUSE-TO-HOUSE HUNT FAILS TO FIND GIRL, 7 SYCAMORE, 111. W) The widening search for little Maria Ridolph and the unknown man with whom she was last seen Tuesday night failed today to turn up a single clue to the 7-year-old girl's mysterious disap- pearance. Scores of volunteers and law enforcement officers fanned out wider through the flat countryside, back- tracking other searchers who had scanned every foot along the streams which cut through the area. Some 15 FBI agents questioned known sex offenders In a four-county area along with cx-eonvlds and former inmates of a training school for delinquent boys. Deputies at the office of Sheriff Alfred Dlesz re- ported that every home and building In this town of some has been senrched without turning up any- thing which might lead to a solution of the child's dis- BRITISH WRECK TOLL NOW 93 LONDON. (IPI Steelworkcrs searching for four to nine more bodies cut foot-by-foot today into the last crumplec railroad car remaining at the site of Wednesday's disastrous train wreck. Tlie first body brought out this morning, mangled almost beyond recognition, brought the death toll to 93. Another 177 were injured, 110 of them seriously. BELGRADE. Yugoslavia. OP A passenger train slammed into a stopped freight train in Zagreb's railway station last night, killing 5 persons and injuring 23. Jet Airliner Undergoes Test BURBANK rCNS) Lockheed AFL-CIO EXPELS TEAMSTER UNION ATLANTIC CITY. N.J. UP) The AFL-CIO convention today expelled the giant Teamsters Union on corruption charges. The vote came after more than three hours of debate. The vote was 10.548.49S in favor of expulsion and 497 against. George Meany, AFL-CIO president, revealed in a speech just before the vote that James R. Hoffa, Teamster president- elect, had made repeated over- BURGLAR HAS EAGLE EYE FOR BEAUTY The man who broke into Melvin Buchanan's home at 11619 Magnolia St., El Mon- le, was a pretty clumsy burglar but he has an eye for feminine appeal. Buchanan told the Tern- turcs during the past few weeks for conferences to try to compromise the ouster threat. "Through all of it there was an indication Hoffa wanted to resign and get out of the Meany toltl delegates. Hoffa had been the principal pie City sheriff's deputies tai-gcl of the corruption None Hurt; See 30-Day Delay; Army to Try CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. The Vanguard rocket test vehicle exploded on its stand at the moment of its launching a satellite today. It was officially announced (hat there were no casual- ties. The explosion ended a week of effort to get the 72-foot sky ;iant Into launching condition. An earlier attempt was called iff 50 minutes short of launch- ng time Wednesday. 0 DAY DELAY The attempted launching to- lay came at a.m. EST a.m. Pasadena time) fter a preparatory countdown ieriod starting at 6 a.m. In Washington the Penta- gon said another test prob- ably could not be made for about 30 days. Meanwhile there were indi- ations that with the failure the Navy's attempt, the Army spon might go ahead nth its 'own effort. A Jupiter C missile, which he Army says could have aunched a satellite before the ussians did, is on the launch- ig pad here. OSS OF PRESSURE At Vanguard headquarters a pokesman said today's failure as the result of a "loss of :amber pressure in the first age, after 2 seconds." The rocket fell back on the tand and toppled over to lie east, toward the water. n it exploded. The initial burst of flame ushrooming out from the se of the rocket resembled at of any normal blastoff. But as watchers looked for e rocket to rise, the tower flame rose instead. Black smoke obscured the e for 3 minutes, then cleared 'ay. Columns of water could seen playing on the rocket wcr. On Bird Watch Knoll, popu- r observation point, one on- :'ver shouted. "Now let's let 1 Army try." it only one thing was 8 hy 10 picture of his wife in a sweater and shorts. It charges which resulted in MORE OX K.YXn expulsion vote lodav. was frame removed on the from the mantel. The thief got into the house by hurling- a large rock through a window. Aircraft Corp's new prop-jet airliner, The Electra. flew hour and 27 minutes today on its maiden flight. It: took off from Lockheed Air Terminal at a.m. and QUAKES JOLT ITALY GROSSETO, Ilaly. UP) Earth emors from dawn until al- most noon today sent fright- i In Washington Navy Capt. (Peter Horn said at the Van- control center an hour after the misfire it was pre- sumed the rocket had been de- molished. "It is safe to say that it is JAKARTA. Indonesia. In- destroyed to the point where cannot be Horn Expelling Dutch donesia began expelling Dutchi11. c subjects today in its campaign to win West New! Guinea. At the .same time re- ports poured in that Indone- sian employes, throughout this sland republic wore seisin' ened residents of a dozen ccn-Pj.nch business enterprises, tral Italian villages fleeing into the streets. Schools were closed as a pre-1 cautionary measure, but there! BORREGO SPRINGS, ari (See story on page 2.) STKADV DIET' BORREGO SPRINGS. landed shortly after noon with- was littlp damage and on of this desert resort 'was reported hurt. The bothered much by yes- were felt in the Viterbo-Gros-jlerday's tern pera l u re'ex- seto area. 40 to 75 miles The high for the day west of Rome. was 55 and the low was mentioned there nre two more rockets at Cape Canaveral but said they have yet to be tested, a lonff process. The Army has been called (into the satellite project with 'its Jupiter C missile since Russia's Sputniks went into ROCKKTS: Turn to Paffe 1 adult. The search, however, through the town was renewed. out incident. Chief engineering pilot. Her man R. (Fish) Salmon said he flight "couldn't have been better." The airliner is large enough to accommodate from 66 to 98 passengers. EAST GERMAN REFUGEES RISE BERLIN. (IPi The West Ber- lin refugee office reported to day that the largest numbei of East Germans In fouryears sought asylum in West Ber- lin during last weekend. The refugees totaled compared to the average week- end figure of 700. The increase was attributed to reports that the Communists plan to tight- en controls around West Her- In am! attempt to halt the flow of refugees into the west- ern lector. QUEEN, DUKE SIP TEA PALACE MAY LIFT BAN ON DUCHESS OF WINDSOR LONDON. OT) An official announcement from Buck- ingham Palace that Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Windsor had tea together renewed speculation today that the court may he about to lift its ban on the American- born, twice-divorced duchess. The duke usually drops In to sec his niece on his fairly frequent trips to London from his home outside Paris. Rut this was the first time since Elizabeth became queen In 1052 that the palace hnd announced such a visit. "Docs this mean the Windsors arc now 10 be restored to a place in Kngllsh nskcd a columnist in the Dally Mail. "Will they take a house In England and re- turn from exile that has lasted 21 Hie court has officially Ignored the duchess since Edward VIII abdicated his throne to marry her. The Weather Tartly cloudy today and tomorrow but considerable .sunshine both days. im .11 WHERE TO FIND: Sports 20-21-22-23 Radio, TV 81 OTHER FEATURES: Wt.V 12-15-17-21 Classified 25 through 30 Comics................. 14 Crossword Puzzle.......32 Editorial 8 Pictures, Flash News 8 Financial 18 Radio. TV ..............31 San r.nhrlcl Tron Srrnn 17 Theaters .............ifl.ii Vital Women, Society 7-0 Home 7 World News   

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