Star News, September 25, 1959

Star News

September 25, 1959

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Star-News (Newspaper) - September 25, 1959, Pasadena, California Wild National League Race Goes Down to Wire It'll be Johnny Podres to- morrow and Lou Burdctlc and Sad Sam Jones (onlght. That's the way the National League's wild pennant race shapes up this afternoon. Los Angclos Manager Walt up Alston said he'll .follow lefthander ol UIL- Dodgers' 1955 World with Roger Craig on Sunday. Tomorrow's L.A.-Chlcago game jfrom Wriglcy Field will be televised tit a.m. over KTTV A radio account of the over KMPC will start at the saino time. Tonight, Milwaukee 20-game winner, Burdcltc, leads the with Braves into the opener of a three-game series with Pliila- Oolplila In County Stndium. Don Cardwcll will oppose Burdcttc. Brave manager, Fred Haney says ho will come back his ace lefthander, War- ren Spahn, against the Phils' Robin Roberts tomorrow. Itadlo station (ir.SO) will rocrcafo. tonight's Same In Milwaukee start- 0 o'clock (I'usudcim In St. Louis, Jones tries to slop a live-game Giant losing stieak when lie meets up with the Cards' Vinegar Bend Mi. zcll. Oposlug Podres tomorrow will be the Cubs' Art Ceccar- clli. As the pressurized race comes down to the wire, plans have already been drawn Jtor n playoff in event of ties. Two victories by either the Braves or Dodgers will officially eliminate the Giants. If a play- off is required, It will start on Monday and push back tho Sept. 30 scheduled start of tho World Series until a winner is determined. WEATHER TOMORROWi LATE -SUN MODERATE SMOG See Page 20 SOUTHERN- CALIFORNIA'S FINEST EVENING NEWSPAPER WALL STREET FINAL TELEPHONE ALL 1-4871 ---------------PASADENA, CALIFORNIA, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 1959___ 10 CJNTS Land Baron's Death Probed Pasadcnau, Oilier Kin Doubt My ford Irvine Killed Himself Several members of the family of multi-millionaire Jand baron Myford Irvine have requested authorities to reopen an investigation into his gun-death. Irvine, 58, whose fortune was estimated at more than 10 million dollars, was found dead last Jan. 11 in the basement of his ranch home at nearby Tustin withi t two shotgun wounds in f nbdomen and a .22-caliher pis- to] wound in his temple. His death was ruled suicid and Orange County District Attorney Kenneth Williams said today he "loutid nothing different from the origina findings by the coroner am the sheriff" following a re-ex i I Has Stroke in Hospital iimination of the records. Auihorilles Ir- vine killed himself by first holding the shotcun close to his abdomen ami then trig- gered II. The gun was believed to have recoiled and fired flic sec- ond time when it hit the con- crete floor. Irvine, apparently still was conscious, picked up the revolver and shot himsell in the head, according to the original findings. Irvine's wife, Gloria, and their 5-year-old son, found the body. She said she must have been upstairs with the hoy sleeping when Irvine died jMis. Irvine told officers at the time that'her husband had been despondent for about three weeks because of over- work. But Mrs. Thurmond Clarke of J'asndonn, wife of the fed- era] jmhtn and widow of Ir- vine's late brother, Jrtmcs I. Irvine Jr., asked I.os Angc- See Page 5 Slars to Honor Mrs. Roosevelt BEVERLV HILLS Movie stars, political leaders civic notables will honor Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt at her diamond jubilee celebration in the Hevcrl y Hilton Hotel to- night. Advance pledges of Delays Recovery From Stubbing HYANNIS, Mass. Ul'l Waller F. Munford, 59, presi- dent of the U.S. Steel Corp., suffered a stroke yesterday at a hospital where he was re- cuperating from an accident- illy inflicted knife wound, it was disclosed today. Cape Cod Hospital said Munford, head of the strikebound steel firm, not in critical condition though he has paralysis in his right arm. The hospital said that Munford suffered n cerebral thrombosis, more commonly known ns n stroke. "He is not in critical condi tion" but the stroke will "ma terially delay his recovery' from the knife wound suffered Wednesday, the hospital said Dr. Robert B. O'Connor, U.S. itccl Corp. medical director vho had been trealiiig Mun- ord for fatigue and exhaus- ion prior to the knife acci lent, said in a statement: "Mr. Munford has a pa U.S., Russia on Eve of Momentous Talks Postpone Satellite Blast-off Technical Woes Halt Trial WASHINGTON The Air Force was reported today o have boen blocked by tech- itcal troubles in an attempt o launch a ballistic missile rom a bomber in flight and put it close to the orbit of the Paddle Wheel satellite Ex- plorer VI. A source close to the experi- ment said the missile was carried high over Florida dur- ing the early morning hours but the launching was called off after half an hour's flight. JTho only immediate explana- tion was "technical diUicul- ralysis of his right arm and lifficulty with his speech. He s alert and morning. responsive this "Tho. surgical aspects nf his ease Che Icnifc wound) continue to progress satis- factorily." than will be turner) over to (he former first lady lor the Eleanor Roosevelt In- stitute for Cancer Research. The program will be headrrl by Jack Benny, Maurice..............., Chevalier, Dorothy Dandridge district attorney ruled the and Kirk Douglas. Dr. O'Connor said a neu- more rologist and a neuro-snrgeon from Boston examined Mun- ford "and will continue to fol- low his progress." Munford was Wednesday after he lell on a knife at his Chatham home. A knifing accidental. Inside Today Freckle Fracas Tomorrow Pasadena's youth will grab up fish- in' poles and foads to compete in the Pasa- dena Kiwanis C 1 u b- sponsored "Tom Sawyer Day" festivities at the Jocal Boys' Club. Pg. 15. Treasury Has Hopes The Treasury hopes to slow down the redemp- tion rate of U. S. savings bonds as a result of the newly raised interest rates, Sam Dawson reports. Editorial page. Trojans Choice Over Pill USC's Trojans, with potentially their strongest football loam since the Howard Jones era. are eight-point picks over Pittsburgh tonight at the Coliseum. Page 16. Khrushchev Remains Adamant Soviet Premier Khrushchev returns to capital in snme challenging rnood as when he left. Page 2. Radio, TV 2i) Medical Column----1.1 Society Theaters........... 10 Valley..............4 Vital Statistics..... 20 Where to Dine..... 11 World Xews 1-2-3-4-S-M Your Birthday..... 19 Tho source, snid the. (rial was put- off indefinitely. There was no suggestion that the experiment had been called off permanenlly. An Air Force spokesman said the firing may prove the feasibility of using air-launch- ed ballistic missiles to intercept any enemy satellite that might spy on this country. Thc satellite would be trav- eling at its highest miles an the .ikelihood of getting the much slower supersonic missile near t seemed small. The satellite slows down tit the lop of its orliil, iinil its nverago speed for the complete circuit is in.p.h. There reportedly will be no attempt to hit the Paddle Wirtnholo. GREETINGS of Stale Chrislian Herler welcomes his luncheon guest, Soviet Premier Khrushchev, today at trie Anderson House. At center is Alexander Akalovsky, Herler's interpreter. Mass Funeral Held ior 12 Droivned in Boat Accident Wheel satellite, but co-orbit the missile only with SKANDIA, Mich UPI Rev. Herbert Franz, pastor The people of Skandia the Emmanuel Lutheran cred in a small country Larson fam today to be with Leonard had conducted son when he said cciernonjes jn the bright thc family he raised, 'jnc temperature lost, in Michigans worst small' boat tragedy. A large grave, S by 36 feet, was in the low 70's. A back- drop of tall swaying trees, just beginning to turn color to was opened in the cnmeteryjform autumn chills, lent an itibesldo tiny Emmanuel Lutli-iaura of spiritual majesty to briefly. leran church to receive the scene. Tho satellite is nicknamediies of Mrs. Dora l.arson, for its radiating vanes that iw power from the sun and 30 of her eleven children who drowned with her when Leonard Larson, 41, had for its radio instriimoms.ja small boat swamped on Lake! Launched Aug. 7, it still isiMcKeevrr, near Munising, last! .vorking fine, and srientistslTucsday. jj-j Sled Sll'lIfC lope to get information from, A short distance away, a I for months lo come. (single grave a ol the children's Larson, 64, who died in the. same accident. only one daughter left from his large family that only hist Sunday children. numbered 11 Khrushchev., Ike Meet Late Today President Confers With Top Aides on Peace With Reds WASHINGTON Eisenhower and Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev met separately with top advisers today planning for the talks that start late today on a Maryland mountaintop. Khrushchev, still a walking exhibit oE energy de.- spite his gruelling nationwide tour and a late dinner session Thursday night, was up for breakfast at a.m. at Blair House, the President's guest house. Then he went back up to the third floor to "work on some papers" as aides trooped into the mansion. His only oilier scheduled ac- tivity was a luncheon as guest of. Secretary of State Christian A. Herfer. j Only hours ahead of the start of his fateful talks Khrushchev spoke briefly with newsmen at the entrance to the Soviet Embassy. He said he thinks tension be- tween the United States and the Soviet Union will be lessen- ed to some extent as a result of his visit to this country. will know more lifter tho discussions with the he added. Asked what he thinks is the outstanding difficulty that ought to be settled, Khrush would be better to ask that question of your President." A short block away and across the street, Eisenhower was in conference with llcr- ter, U. N. Ambassador Ifenry :abot Lodge who accompanied Khrushchev on his cross-coun- What Does Mr.'K' Want? Analyst Sees Four Top Items By JOHN M. TIIGltTOWER WASHINGTON a school boy behind in his chev chuckled and replied: "It home work, Nikita Khrush- chev buckled down to his books and papers today. It was a final burst of prepara- tion for the big test of his American tour his confer- ence with President Eisen- hower. If the Soviet Premier is go- try tour, and Llewellyn Thomp-ing to (ake nomc any ial son, U. S. ambassador to Mos- prize from his trj he must lie was the only sumvoricow. Earlier, the President had win it jn thc next two d of the boating tragedy. His seen Gordon Gray, his special And (hero js a st jmpl.cs: daughter Dons May, 16, did assistant on national security siorl in ofricia, here not go on the lake outing. His head bowed, still numbed by the shock of his grief, Leonard stood with his only remaining daughter by his side. He heard the Rev. Franz liken his plight to that of Job who also lost 10 children over- night, but refused to curse God for his troubles. waited the body NEW Ncgolia-! 'Tovi n's uncle, in ,nc 7M strik "-V1 LJL I 'lio died in the ,_ ...._____: Vlrlually (he entire, popu- lation of Skaudi.i, .a small upper peninsuln village of vital lo the nation's economy, collapsed today with no date for another meeting. Federal Mediator Joseph F. ,in JFinnegan said he would confer jthis weekend with Labor Sec- worn on hand foMhe onlnf- [rotary James P. Mitchell to Sports Ifi-17-lS OTHER FEATURF-S: Bridge Column 1C City Classified 21 through 2S Comics lil Kriitorinl C iS'avy 'Photographs Hurricane 'Grade' CAPE CANAVERAL, camera carrying rocket shot over the Atlantic .to- day to photograph Hurricane "Gracie." The Nike-Cajun rocket was lo boost a nose, doors rniiss funeral service, ('look at the over-all picture." cone holding (he camera to an altitude of 85 miles. The rone was to fall into the ocean about '10 miles offshore. A Navy destroyer waited to re- trieve it. gradually Ins- ing punch as .she moved northward on a 200-mile front, was ecnlored about 310 miles east of here. Her highest winds were bare hurricane force of 75 miles an hour. Weather Bureau scientists hoped the camera, capable of photographing a SOOmile span of ocean, will provide the first of a complete storm. In the past, cameras in planes and weather balloons have re- corded' only segments of storms. Hurricane Charted Wnst of La 1'az SAN FRANCISCO I? The Weather Bureau charted a hurricane in the Pacific to. Alaska Air Crash Toll Feared 16 ANCHORAGE. Alaska IT! The Federal Aviation Agency today reported that a Reeves Airlines plane crashed on.Adak Island in the Aleutians. First reports said 16 persons were aboard the craft. Planes that spotted the wreckage from the air said there were no signs of life al the scene of the crash. The FAA said there wrro se.ven Air Fort-c men aboard, one Army man, one- Navy nmn and a orew of fivr. The plane crashed about 25 miles from the Adak runway some lime last night. Details from the island, lo Aleutian chain; were sketchy. day about 700 miles west ofiThore are no telephone corn- La Pm., Mex., in Lower Cali- rrumications between Seattle, fornia. Wash., and the island. Hunt Lost Plane CD Idaho Border MISSOOLA, lots along bolh sines of the Montana-Idaho border awaited a break in llio weather today to launch a full-scale air search for a light plane missing and feared down wilh four persons aboard. The Cessna 170. piloted by the Rev. Carl Froosc of Ma- toon, 111., vanished lato yesler caled near tho center of the day afternoon on flight from Spokane, Wash., to Missoula. Throe elderly women wore he- L.A. Slaving A 33-year-old taxi driver con- SPILTH ui uiiii'iai Qnar pjfairs. llhat he would very much like As the conference continucd.jto do just that, thc White House announced, Indecd some advisers aro that Eisenhower and his guest had decided to go by helicop- ter rather than by automobile to Camp David, Md., thc pres- known to feel it would bo wise for T'isenhower to do all ho reasonably can to make possi- ble one or more concrete idenlial retreat in the wUh Khrushchev. tin where they will meet until Sunday. The White House said Eisen- asked Khrushchev is preference and thc'_, Premier chose a whirlyhird. j They planned to fly together, :aking off from thc White! louse grounds at time) on the 4ri-min- ite trip of about 65 miles. Also issigned fo their craft were wo interpreters: James J. These would be announced in a joint statement expected uPon con" at fessed in that he shot and 1 lssliecl What wonlil Khrushchev like that might be within the limits of TK Los Anaeles 1hc White Soviet and American ,tand killed Secret Service in TALKS: See J'.IRO 5 lieved aboard the single-cngiiiCi Then he dumped the body Colombian importer Victor Soviet sceurity man; and Amashla in a robbery last Tuesday while driving through a tunnel on the Pasadena Free- wa y. Peter William Jone.s, ar- rested at an East Los Angeles taxi stand early yesterday, ad- mitted the crime following in- tensive questioning hy detec- tives at Los Angeles police headquarters. He said no one else was in. volvcd in thr? killing of the 29- year-old Amashla, whose body was found lying in a gutter on Barclay Street near Ely- Park after he had been robbed. .Innes picked up Ihe Latin American at the Ambassador Hotel earlier. As they drove outbound on the Pasadena Freeway, .lores said, he nulled a gun from his pocket with his righl hand and shot Amashta. I lie drove off the freeway al; Riverside Drive, wont to Bnr-l clny Street, stopped the car.j took the wallet out of Aash-i la's pocket, removed S110 inj However, if you are in a bar SIO and bills and threw Saturday night and linger into Sunday when ths clocks roll .Several Ideas have been un- der study here: 3. An agreement to appoint Soviet and American trade pxplorc in detail chances of expanding com- WHAT: Sen I'asre 5 Better Set Clock Back on Sunday Sunday is the day yon better set your clock back one hour if you don'c Want to be an hour early for work on Monday. There are some who suggest yon do thc resetting before yon go to bed Saturday night, pointing out that the official change takes place at 2 a.m. Sunday when it becomes really 1 a.m. instead, and you get back tho hour you lost lasl spring. A bettor way is just lo roll over Sunday morning and gel 60 minutes more shut- tho awnv, he plane wilh Frocsc. out of thc car. hack, you've go! tho wrong that 1 a.m, in thore ts two hours after midnight. This is due to some in 1S37 which orders" the 2- hours-after-midnight closing no matter what lime it is. Anyhow, if yon think all this Is confusing, you might try setting your clock thn wrong way this weekend. You will bo ronl surprised when you stroll in to work two hours early on Monday, (ie: Tho wrong way Is for- ward.) Happy droams through Sun- rime of night if you don't know'day's extra hour. ;