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Long Beach Independent Press Telegram (Newspaper) - January 4, 1959, Long Beach, CaliforniaRed Board at Fullerton locomotive holds that old track magic by Bob w hear Ley so this editor Point at me and say look alive stupid. You re going to get what every red blooded american boy craves. A a Brigitte Bardot a i gasped. A there a no he says. Even better the Chance to ride in a Railroad locomotive. Thus it was i found myself scrambling up the ladder and into the cab of a Santa be diesel the other Day at los Angeles Union station with me was a very patient sort of Guy named Arthur f. Murdock the Santa fees Road Foreman of engines and a Veteran of a half Century of railroading. Seated on padded swivel chairs in the cab were a couple of Fellows m neatly pressed Slacks and colourful sport shirts. Visitors i figured. Like me. A when does the Crew come aboard a i inquired. A you re looking at them a said Murdock. He introduced me to Engineer Herbert m. Stewart of Huntington Park who has been with Santa be 45 years and fireman Jack Kiser of 9136 Gancy ave., Downey who has 10 years of service. Something was wrong. I protested. Neither was wearing overalls and High crowned Caps and goggles. Those things went out with steam engines a Murdock explained. A some of the men on freight runs still Wear work clothes but you done to see them very often any More. No need for i glanced around the cab and saw what he meant it was As neat As a spinsters Parlord not a splotch of grime or grease on the Gray steel Walls. Our train was the Atchison Topeka amp Santa be railway no. 72, the san Diegan. Up front we had three 16-Cylinder diesel units each of 1,500 horsepower. Hooked on behind the three red and Silver diesels were a mail car a railway Post office where a Crew of five men sorts mail in route be on coaches carrying 273 passengers and a lounge car. It All added up to 750 feet of train. A a a i i took a while to realize it but while we were talking the diesels already were humming softly. What a lot of people done to realize a said Murdock a is that the diesel engines themselves done to drive the wheels. The diesels rotate the generators which produce electricity which in turn provides traction departure time was 10 30 a a a few seconds before a continued on Page a-3, col. 1 Southland s own sunday newspaper Independent = j?te$$=jele0tam phone Hemlock 5-1161�?classified 2-5959 Long Beach 12, California sunday january 4, 1959 the weather a sunny with ome High Loudi today becoming increasingly Cloudy on monday. High today near 68. High saturday 65 Low 45. Vol. 7 a no. 20 58 Page soviet rocket passes Moon dreams of great Goat Derby a a a a a a a a a a a a Bellflower rams already heading for that red tape Urrutia takes oath As cuban president Castro Heads arm1 by Larry Allen Havana apr Manuel Urrutia took the oath of office As cubans provisional president saturday. He immediately named rebel hero Fidel Castro As head of All the nations armed forces. A to i Al i. H h 1f i i 1 Urrutia also named a Cabinet flip m was ii Ravi by War Ken Walters a policy statement aimed at Clearing up misunderstandings at the Root of the faculty adminis ration rift at Long Beach state College was mailed by or. P. Victor Peterson president to instructors saturday. The administration statement outlines the function and purpose of the College and the roles of administrators and faculty members. It also deals with academic policies which have been under fire from faculty members including Grade standards development of courses and programs faculty research and policies governing hiring retention and promotion. Or. Peterson a statement said a there appears to be considerable misunderstanding and misrepresentation of the philosophic Frame of reference from which i have attempted to administer the instructional areas of the Moscow sunday map a Russia announced its l12-ton cosmic rocket passed the Moon Early today on its route toward an orbit around the Sun. Moscow radio flashed the announcement that the rocket had zoomed past the Moon at 2 59 . 6 59 p. M. on its journey sunward to become what the soviets have hailed As Many a first artificial planet. The broadcast followed up the dramatic announcement with retransmission of telemetric signals from the cosmic rocket. A these comrades Are the first radio signals Ever heard on Earth from the Vicinity of the Moon a the announcer declared. While the inauguration was under Way in Santiago Castro s triumphant bearded rebel warriors swarmed out of the Hills from Cuba s six provinces and poured into Havana to the accompaniment of wild demonstrations. Even the growing food Short a age brought on by the rebel called general strike failed to Dampen the spirits of the eager Havana citizens waiting to Cele-1 brate the arrival of the hero of the two year revolution that toppled dictator Fulgencio Baj Tista. Mantel Urrutia signs in As chief the announcer said that the scientific program of the rockets passage Moon Ward had been completed and that As it increased its distance from the Earth its radio signals could be expected to fade away. Within a couple of Days they would cease altogether he add infant s clothing found much of the misunderstanding Peterson said May Stem from the failure of the administration Quot to properly interpret to the faculty the purpose and function of a state College a a on the other hand certain Meliers of the faculty have attempted to superimpose their own interpretation of the role of the California state colleges upon the administration and upon the College Community at the Broad reference of the policy statement is to a longstanding dispute which broke out into the open last March with the dismissal by Peterson of probationary instructors but food was becoming an increasing problem in this City paralysed by the walkout which has persisted since new years Day. Violence has not subsided in Havana yet. There was a flurry of shooting in Mariano suburb where six diehard holdouts facing execution if captured were holed up in an apartment House. They fired at rebels in the Street until a tank was sent to flush them out. In downtown Havana a car bearing a red Cross and containing three persons raced through the streets firing at Castro followers. The occupants were believed to be Batista followers making a last ditch attempt to flee the City. By 1 . broadcast stated the rocket would be 242,300 Miles from the Earth and heading toward its solar orbit. Commenting on the rockets flight academician v. V. Fok one of russians leading nuclear physicists said this was the first time a space rocket had escaped the Earth a gravitation. This he declared a will enable us to Check More precisely the consequences of the Einstein theory of new York up a two boys playing in an abandoned Brooklyn tenement found a Christmas wrapped package saturday containing garments in which an infant less than three hours old was bundled when a bleached blonde kidnapped her from a Bassinet in a Hospital Nursery. A Pink Blanket White Robe and Pink Kimono were wrapped in Green paper fastened together with Christmas tape about a foot inside the door Way of the building situated about three Miles from the Hospital. Officials at St. Peters Hospital also in Brooklyn Identie fied the garments As those issued to the missing baby police pathologists examined the garments while patrolmen detectives and policewomen combed the tenement neighbor Hood for other clues to the baby a whereabouts. Oat jockey Robert Mclaughlin by Dave Emery Bellflower this is the Story of Robert Mclaughlin and his dream of the great Goat Derby. Mclaughlin is a 43-year-old Cabinet maker who hails from a Section of Louisiana where Goat races Are As popular As Ham Hocks and Lima Beans. Quot now most folks done to know that goats can be trained to Trot in harness races a the lean la a Isanan likes to explain. A but if you get them Young enough you can teach them to Trot instead of jump and they go around the track like nearing finish line ? to ride and the first second and third winners in each race would get Cash Mclaughlin is certain that the Goat racing craze is going to hit California hard when it comes and he wants to be sure of an inside track. Unfortunately for Mclaughlin a sudden development last month threw the whole Goat racing plan into doubt. Mclaughlin started building a shed to House the goats and store lumber and the City demanded that he get a building permit. Right away Mclaughlin discovered that his enthusiasm for goats Isnit shared by the City planning commission which found he was violating a zoning ordinance by keeping More than two of the animals. The broadcast said earlier that the nearest Point at which the rocket would pass the Moon would be 4,660 Miles continued on Page a-3, col. 5 Pituc Foo inces apparently were under control of the California s traffic toll leads device jams hurts youth continued on Page a-4, col. 4 bandits take $755 Cash Stab victim doctors appealed to the kidnapper to put the baby on a special feeding routine and gave the recipe for the formula. Both parents begged the kidnapper to show Quot brotherly love and return the infant. I discovery of the first clues in the bizarre Case came 17 hours after the child was stolen at 11 45 p. M. Friday. The Abductor was believed to be a bleached Blond woman who took the child at random after having been frightened from the maternity Ward of another Hospital nearby. Lisa Rose Chionchio was scarcely hours old when she was kidnapped. Her father Frank d. Chionchio 28-year-old Norwalk a a Bowling Alley employee was crushed under an automatic pin setting machine saturday night and seriously injured. Norman d. Midget 18, of 5855 los Angeles Way Buena Park was taken to Carowil Hospital with a possible Skull fracture and lacerations after the mishap at Norwalk bowl 11459 Imperial Hwy sheriffs deputies said midget was working on the machine after it became jammed. As he Lay with his head under the Large Metal plate which holds the pins the machine began operating again and slammed Down on him. Deputies said midget managed to crawl unaided from beneath the machine. Continued on Page a-2, col. 4

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