Press-Telegram (Newspaper) - April 4, 1959, Long Beach, California
NO APPEASING ON BERLIN, IKE WARNS A KING FLIES A JET King Hussein of Jordan, on tour of United States, waves from cockpit of Air Force F104 Starfighter jet after he flew for 30 minutes and broke the sound barrier over a base near Palmdale Friday. An Air Force pilot was nominally at the controls, Hussein, a qualified jet pilot, did much of the Wirephoto) PING DONG PIP IT AGAIN 01 D-Car-Line Daddy Has 18 LOS ANGELES Van Wie, incurable romantic from San Francisco who seemingly can't resist the sound of wedding bells, has done it again. Sheriff's deputies said the famed "Ding Dong Daddy of the D Car Line" was found living with wife No. 18 when officers went to arrest him Friday night in nearby Whittier. Van Wie, 72, was jailed here on a complaint charging he failed to report to his probation officer. .The one-time San Francisco streetcar motorman was convicted of bigamy in 1952. HE ACHIEVED FAME of a sort at the time when it was learned that he'd been married 16 times without both- ering to obtain divorces in some Wife.No.. 17.turned up in JSacramento last month. Mrs.- June Pucket Van Wie filed annulment papers in that city when she learned her husband was the fabled Ding Dong Daddy. Deputies identified the latest bride-on Van Wie's ma- trimonial express train as Minnie Reardon, 81, of 12620 Shreve Rd., Whittier. She told officers they were wed Aug. 31, 1958, in San Diego. Reds Throw Into Tibet Battle Say Capital Quiet but Fresh Hordes Fight Tribesmen NEW DELHI Communists have rushed fresh troops into Ti bet in an effort to crush the tough Khamba tribesmen who have taken up a'rms against then, according to reports reaching here today. Although details of the bat- tle for Tibet were scanty, re- ports from the border said shooting can still be heard on the outskirts of Lhasa, the two-mile-high capital of the remote mountain state. A Red broadcast heard in Tokyo said, however, that the Lhasa High School, which had 'been closed because of the revolt, reopened Thursday to begin its spring apparent indication that the city was quiet. (Even though the Dalai Lama has escaped across the border into India a fact which the Communists were the first to Peiping today repeated its claim that he "is held under duress by The Southland'! Finest Evening Newspaper LONG BEACH 12, CALIF., SATURDAY, APRIL 4, 1959 20 PAGES PRICE 10 CENTS CLASSIFIED HE 2-5959 Vol. NP. 5J FELEPHONE HE 5-1161 HOME EDITION (Six Editions Daily) NATO Vows Support in Ber u in Crisis 15-Nation Group in Solid Front as Parley Ends WASHINGTON NATO Foreign The Ministers INDIAN scribed as OFFICIALS, de- "most Ex-Champ Saxton Tries Jail Suicide CITY, N. J. welter- weight boxing champion Johnny Saxton attempted suicide in a police cell today a few hours after he was arrested while burglarizing a five-and-ten-cent store. Saxton Education Board Trio Re-elected Three incumbent candidates for four-year terms on the Long Beach Unified School District Board of Education swept into office Friday with nearly twice as many votes as their nearest challenger. Only votes were cast for. 12 candidates. This was 13.5 per cent of the eligible voters. -CANDIDATES AND the un official total votes cast for each are: Walter H. Boyd, Laban H. Brewer, Dwight C. Sigworth, Marvin R. Allen, Mrs. Lilas E. Dach, Burlen E. Duncan, 564, Ralph R. Gordon, Abraham B. Liff, Hector C. Lillesvoe, 'Robert N..Mengel, 649. (Continued Page A-3, Col. 2) was captured by iore than a dozen policemen ho surrounded the store wrtly after midnight after a asserby noticed a flashlight eing played around inside, olice said several sacks of merchandise were found in ie store, ready to be taken ut. The 28-year-oid former hampion was lodged in a cell t city hall after admitting ie had hid in the store before losing time Friday night. About four hours later, the ail turnkey, Harvey Filmore ound Saxton dangling from in ove'rhead pipe in the cell a FILMORE SAID the ex ighter had knotted his socks ogether, tied them around lis neck and looped the ends over a water pipe near the ceiling of the cell. The turnkey said Saxton still was conscious when hi cut him down. Saxton was taken to Atlan (Continued Page A-3, Col. 7) WHERE TO FIND IT A-4, 5. B-4 to 11. B-2, B-12. Death B-4. B-3. Shipping B-3. A-6, 7. A-2. Tides, TV, B-12. were busy trying to find and plug the leak that enabled the Communists to announce that the Dalai Lama had entered India before anyone here but Premier Jawaharlal Nehru and two top aids knew of his arrival. Conflicting reports today on the whereabouts of the Tibetan god-king placed him in or near the Indian town of Towang. He was expected to remain there only briefly be- fore moving on to Bomdila, 70 miles farther from trie border, and eventually to Tezpur, where a-plane will be waiting: Nehru has continued, to be extra-cautious in his com- ments on the situation, al- though he made a remark at a U.N.-sponspred convention here Friday that was regarded as a criticism of 'the Com- mnuists in Tibet. AN UNSUCCESSFUL at- tempt by Khamba tribesmen o kidnap the Panchen Lama om Communist Chinese ontrol may have led to the urrent flareup in Tibet, a efugee Tibetan lama said oday. Lama Darje Pasang of mdo, said in Katmandu, epal, that more than Council today "confirmed its unanimous determination maintain the freedom of the people of West Berlin" and the West's position there de- spite Soviet ouster demands. At the" same time the nation group expressed in a final communique "its desire to see outstanding problems solved by negotiation." The foreign ministers end- ed a three-day meeting held here for the first time in 10 years to commemorate the [Oth anniversary of the sign ng of the Atlantic Pact in Washington, April 4, 1949. "THE COUNCIL expressed ts the commu nique said, "that the alliance will continue to develop as the indispensable basis for the security of the Atlantic peoples and the defense of world peace." The NATO conference was preceded by Berlin crisis talks among the foreign ministers of the United States, Great Britain, France and West Ger- many. These officials 'are pri manly responsible for shap irig" proposals to present to the Soviet government in a foreign ministers meeting be- ginning at Geneva May 11. "The Council received a re- Continued Page A-3, Col. 1) MAMIE HAS MORTAR-BOARD TROUBLE High winds sweep off the academic mortar board of the nation's First Lady as she.alights from auto at Gettysburg (Pa.) College football field today after the President delivered a major address. In top photo Mrs. Eisenhower grabs for the headpiece while in photo below she adjusts it. with the President at her side. At left is Lt. Gen. W. S. Paul, college he Chinese Communists ;an to put pressure on Dalai Lama in Lhasa. Object Found in Gulf Believed Rocket Cone BROWNSVILLE, Tex. The Coast Guard says one o ts cutters recovered what ap pears to be the nose cone o rocket from the Gulf Mexico near Port Isabel, Tex Thursday night. The 8th Nava! Distric headquarters at New Orlean ordered the-cutter to photo graph the object and subm: a report, The Coast Guard said dispatched the cutter to pic up the yellow object after had been spotted by one o its planes 12 miles southeas of the Port Isabel jetties. ribesmen attacked the Shi atse monastery, where anchen Lama, rival to >alai Lama and current pup )et leader of Tibet, was being eld. He said they ran into eavy communist machine- un fire which killed 90 ebels and forced the others o withdraw. Pasang said the raid took lace in the second week of March and that it was follow- ng the kidnap attempt that U. S. Rejects Red View on Berlin Hops BONN, Germany United States today rejected a Soviet complaint that it had created a hazard by flying a ligh-altitude. plane through the corridor into isolated the West Berlin, reliable the ants reported. B47 R6ms Mountain; Three Die TUCSON, airmen were killed today when a B47 jet bomber from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. crashed in the rugged Santa Rita Mountains near Tucson. Maj. William Abernathy of base operations The Americans set forth their position in a written memo handed to the Soviets at the four-power air safety center in Berlin. It was a re- ply to a Soviet protest lodged with the Americans after a C130 turboprop plane flew into Berlin at feet March 27. Russian'jets buzzed the American plane, flying at wing-tip as it crossed Com- Flee ds Floods Hit in East, Midwest Monthan said at the Davis .six-jet be- the munist East Germany terri- tory to and from Berlin. 1ST CONTACT WITH HUMANS Vet Tells of S Years as Griffith Park Hermit LOS ANGELES Purple Heart veteran of World War II, bearded and in tatters, told Friday night how he renounced civilization five years ago to live alone in the wilds of Griffith Park. Dennis Scott Farrell, 32, was questioned by officers who found him while searching for a prowler suspect on N. Vermont Ave. at the fringe of the park. Officers said Farrell trembled at his first contact with humans in five years. Finally, he related that he was an infantryman in the war and was shot through the lungs on Okinawa. THEN HE TRIED to explain his retirement to the life of a hermit. "At first I just wanted to die because I saw no future in anything. T tried starving to death. The first time I went without food for 3 days, then again for 11 days. "But each time I gave up fasting. I couldn't stand it any more." Farrell said he lived on the leavings of picnickers and spent the nights in caves or shelters built of lumber scraps. He was not held. The officers, in fact, offered him money for food and new clothing. He declined it. "I can get along by he whispered. Then he faded back into the protective covering. bomber went down at a.m. but rescue teams, ham- pered by the rocky, heavily wooded terrain, didn't reach the until more than nine hours later. The Air Force identified two of the victims as Maj Kermit Wagner, 39, of Tuc- son, and 1st Lt. Thomas A Wilkie, 31, hometown un available. The third airman was not identified immedi ately....... THE STRATOJET bombei smashed into a ridge high up in the mountains and distin tegrated into a ball of fire. Flames from the burning wreckage were visible from the south side of Tucson, 25 miles away, and also wen seen by observers.at nearb> Davis-Monthan Base. Base officials declined ti say what mission the bombe was flying. The plane was the secom B47 from Davis-Monthan AFB to-crash in three days. Th> other went down Thursda; near Mountain Home AFB ii southwestern Idaho, killing four men aboard. hat resulted in flooding Fri- day. Some minor flooding ixpected -today along the Connecticut River in southern England. Flood warnings were out along. the rivei; in Vermont, Rhode Connecticut. Island and THE WATERY onslaughts capped a week in whicl southern tornadoes, eastern 'og and. northern' rains took 20 lives. The tornadoes and higl winds killed 10 persons in Knight Checkup Ends Ready for Politicking LOS ANGELES (UPI) Former California Gov. Gooc win J. Knight, fresh out hospital after a 23-day phys ical checkup, says he wi mix a little a a candidate, mind you, bu just to help the Republica Party." Knight, 62, left the Medican Center Friday nigh He said he was "feeling fine and that the only thing doc tors found wrong with-him Iwas a minor iron deficiency Texas, 3 in Florida and 1 in Dklahonia. Wisconsin a n Vermont each reported a single flood victim. At Rockford, the swollei Rock River threatened to sur pass its highest crest in his iory, a peak of 63 inches re corded in 1929.. Winnebago County Chie Dep. Sheriff Emil Heidema said another 6-inch rise ove the present 59-inch 1 e v e would send the Rock surgin. into the city's business dis trict. The Milwaukee Rive slammed into the Milwauke suburbs of Glendale and Me quon and isolated the 70( residents of Saukville. Clogged ice floes were dy namited at Mayville, Wis and the little Pecatonica Rive towns of Winslow and Me Connell, III., closed schools a the river surged through th towns. Bv United Prui Internallonal Spring floods soaked New England and the Mid- west today, chasing more than persons from their omes and climaxing a week of turbulent weather; Some persons were omeless in the industrial ockford area in northwest linois and the rampaging ecatonica River threatened nother with evacuation i nearby Freeport. Sudden oods in Wisconsin drove 360 more into temporary shelters In northern New England, aters were receding gradu- lly and there was no danger f major flooding. Dynamite vas used in some sections to ireak up clogged ice floes our Killed in Head-on Car Crash FONTANA Four men were fatally in- ured and four others critical- y hurt today in a two-car lead.-on collision in the Jloomjngton area here. Dead on arrival at Kaiser Hospital were Jerry O. Man- cil, 19, of Douglas, Ga., a >Tavy man stationed at Chula Vista; and Larry Wayne Nice- 18, driver of one of the cars and a resident of Fontana. Nicewaner's cousin, Theo- dore Nicewaner, 20, La Puen- te, and Roy Lee Bell, 16, Fon- tana, died after arrival at the wspital. IN CRITICAL condition ware Anthony Pavlich, 24, driver of the second car, and Declares Course- Would Be Perilous and Dishonorable GETTYSBURG, Pa. President Eisenhower said, to- day that a course of appease-, ment in the Berlin.'crisis would be not only dishonor- able but "the inost dangerous one we could pursue." He also asserted that '.the United States and its frieiids want to settle international disputes at the conference table and not on the battle- field. Eisenhower, in a speech at the spring convocation at Gettysburg College, described the communist threat to Ber- lin as part of a continuing effort to win world domina- tion. THE MERE HANDING over of a single he said, "could not possibly satisfy the Communists, even though they would particularly like to eliminate what has been called-the 'free world's show- case behind the. Iron Cur- tain'. "Indeed, even if we should acquiesce in the unthinkable sacrifice of two million free Germans, such a confession f weakness would dismay ur friends and embolden the Communists-to step up their ampaign of domination. "The course of appease- ment is not only disnonofi- ble, it is the most dangerous ne we could pursue. The world paid a high price '.for he lesson of Munich-Mtmt-it earned'it well.' EISENHOWER denied that, irmness means "mere rigid-: ty" or "arrogant stubbor'-- ness" arid said the'free, ha-j tions do not want war. seek to substitute, the rule of law for the rufe of force, the conference table for the he said.. Eisenhower said the costs, of defending freedom must be paid in many ways in many, places.' "But wherever they occur and in whatever form they, he said, "they are first and last a proper charge to the national security of the United States. Mutual secur-' ity and American security' are synonymous." HE CITED the example of Viet. Nam, exactly halfway around the globe from Get-, tysburg. He said it could maintain freedom only if it can develop its resources with capital from foreign in-' vestors or from friendly gov- ernments offering loans or grants. Eisenhower said Japan, (Continued Page A-3, Col.' 8) lis passenger, Vincent Mus- zynski, 29; and Steve Mitch ell, 20, and Nicky Lee Orn- dorff, 17, all of Fontana. Highway patrolmen s a i c their investigation indicated both cars were traveling about 55 miles an hour when they collided at an intersec- tion. Belgium Appoints New Envoy to U. S BRUSSELS MB Luis Scheyven, Belgian Foreign! Ministry Secretary, has been appointed ambassador to Washington to succeed Baron Robert Silvercruys, who will retire in June, the ministry announced today. Grace Has Operation; Resting OK LAUSANNE, S w i t zerland r i n c e s s of Monaco had her inflamed pendix removed here today and her surgeon said "she-is now resting comfortably." Philadelphia -surgeon Dr.1 James A. Lehman, who met newsmen after the operation at the Hotel Beaurivage, said "the appendix was removed- without any difficulty. Lehman said the operation was "successfully and; satis- factorily" carried out and vealed "no other complica- tions or abnormality present." The 29-year-old former Hol- lywood queen now was under postoperative hypodermic se- dation to relieve pain; Weather- Considerable cloudiness tonight but mostly sunny Sunday afternoon. Little temperature change. Low tonight 53. COULDN'T WAIT Innocent, Nabbed in Same Courtroom BOGNOR REGIS, England'' (UPI) T. Chitty, who had just been cleared on charges of stealing .18 concrete blocks from a sea- wall, was stopped when started to walk- out ef courtroom with the official Bible in his pocket.