Press-Telegram (Newspaper) - April 7, 1959, Long Beach, California
Paves Way to Space Travel TIME OUT FOR A DRINK Wayne Phillips, 13, takes time out from watching a six-alarm- blaze in the Pittsburgh, Pa., Haven Methodist Church (left background) to quench' his thirst from a leaking fire hose. The fire broke out as wrecking crews began razing the 60-year-old structure to make way for a new White House Denies Dulles' 2 SHIPS CONVERGING Label CBS Radio Report as False, 'Irresponsible' Tale WASHINGTON White House, asserted today that ailing Secretary of State John Foster Dulles has not submitted any resignation thus far. The statement was prompt- ed by a CBS radio report based on what it called Euro pean sources "believed to he that Dulles has de cided to give up his role as chief Allied negotiator inHhe cold war. Press Secretary James C Hagerty told reporters' thai CBS had broadcast tha Dulles had submitted hi; resignation and, according to reliable sources abroad, tha the President had accepted it "This is not he said "This is about as irresponsi ble reporting about a; low a form of reporting as know of." However, the CBS actua report by correspondent Dan Schorr did not say that Dul les ...actually had resignec Schorr said Dulles had de cided-to resign and that th President .was in agreemen with the decision. t t HAGERTY SAID he ha called Theodore F. Koqp CBS news director here, and (Continued Page A-6, Col. 4) U.S.Speeds Sea-Air Rescue for Russian KODIAK, Alaska Coast Guard rushed a ea-air rescue mission in the stormy North Pacific to- day to 'aid a Russian seaman injured critically aboard Soviet trawler fishing in the Bering Sea. U. S. FINDS SIMPLIFIED A-POWER TECHNIQUE Sy-Pass All ntermediate Generators Method Could Run Satellites, Interplanet Ships LOS ALAMOS, N. M. A way has been discovered ;o produce electricity directly Tom atomic power, the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory said today. Robert W. Pidd, University of Michigan professor of physics, said at Ann Arbor that the development already has been tested. Pidd predicted the develop- ment also would pave the way for interplanetary space travel ard.would power satellites. The process does away with boilers, turbines, gas condi- tioners and generators now used in both conventional and tomic electric plants. 4 THE NEW METHOD used small thermocouple, a de- ice designed to make elec- ricity by bringing two differ- nt metals-into contact. One s heated and the other ooled. The Los Alamos ex The SouthlantTt Final Evening Newspaper LONG BEACH 12, CALIF., TUESDAY, APRIL Vol. 55 PRICE 10 CENTS CLASSIFIED HE 2-5959 32 PAGES TELEPHONE HE 5-1161 HOMf (Six Editions Dailyf" Big Moments on a Big Night Adenauer to Run for President BONN, Germany cellor Konrad-Adenauer today agreed to run for the presi- dency of West Germany, a decision that means his re- tirement from active politics The surprising decision was announced by Eugen Gersten maier, president of the Bunde stag or lower house of Parlia ment, at a news "'conference Gerstenmaier said the nil ing Christian Democrats, whi nominated Adenauer, havi yet to .discuss their choice as Adenauer's successor as chan cellor. The post of president Ir West Germany, is largely ceremonial one. First Operational Snark Test Launched CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla The cutter Storis, diverted rom patrol duty for the in- ernational rescue' task, lay off Eider Point, north of Un- alaska Bay, waiting for the rawler to approach with the njured hian. As soon as ladar contact vas established, the vessels were to meet and the Storis to land the seaman at Dutch Harbor, adjoining Un- alaska Bay. There a Coast Guard plane from Kodiak wil pick up the Russian and fly him to. anchorage for treat ment, probably at .the Air Force hospital. A DOCTOR will be aboard the Coast Guard plane. The Storis anrl the Russian trawler, the Pischavaya In dustria, made radio contac during the night. The Russian seaman frac tured both arms and both legs in a fall into the hold of the trawler. t t t t A ROUNDABOUT request for aid came from the Rus- sian Embassy in Washington to the State Department. That in turn brought a coordinated substituted a or one of the metals, gas and he device was placed in the ore of a reactor. Scientists from the nuclear ocket propulsion' division pearheaded work on the >roject. The plasma thermocouple operated like a iuper-powered flashlight bat- tery. The thermocouple re- sembles an empty frozen fruit juice can with the ends cut .out. The middle of the can is filled with cesium gas (plas- ma) and the source of power was an enriched uranium rod suspended in the middle of the container. The device is placed in the core of a re- actor, and electricity is pro- duced. THESE-WERE MEMORABLE INCIDENTS as Hollywood conducted its trig night of the annual Academy Award Oscar presentations. Left, Britain's David Nive.n, who won an Qscar a few. minutes later as best actor of the year, fakes off his coat 'as he acted as of ceremonies early, in gram. He explained the show's producer told him to be "informal." Right; Susan Hayward, redhead from who missed on four previous nominations, holds statuette as best actress of Democrats Victors in Mich. Vote of strategic Snark the first missile squadron were at the con- trols Monday night when the first operational- version of a Snark guided missile roared aloft on the start of a mile intercontinental-r a n g e flight. effort by the Navy and Trea- sury Department, which has jurisdiction over, the Coast Guard. Jobless Total Down for March WASHINGTON UPt employment declined in March to Em- ployment jumped by to The government, in report- ing this today, said the rise in employment and drop in unemployment both were about, twice the amount sea- sonably expected for the month. Itrwas the biggest Febru ary-to-March drop in unem- to the total work force de- clined from 6.1 per cent in February to 5.8 per cent in March. Wolffein's holding a news conference to release the re- port was an unprecedented thing. The pointed ployment since employment rise 1950. for The the the Labor Department Em- ployment Statistics Bureau, partly seasonal, the job pic ture definitely shows substan tial signs of repair from de pression damage. THE SEASONALLY ad- justed ratio of unemployment unusual up the procedure administra- 35-40 Pet. Vote Expected in L A. LOS ANGELES officials predicted that only 35 to 40 per cent of Los An- geles' registered voters would turn out for to- day's municipal primary. At issue are eight City Council seats and four posts on the Board of Education. If a candidate gets a ma- ority of all votes cast he can ie elected today. Otherwise the two highest candidates in each case will go into a run- off at the May 26 general ilection. :ion's gratification over the developments. Wolfbein said one of the really heartening things in the new figures is that practically all of the job improvement was concentrated among month' was the biggest since maies 35 years or over the 1951. prime working group and Seymour Wolfbein, head of family responsibility group in the population. On the other hand, Wolf- told a news conference that bein noted that the number while the improvement was of persons unemployed 15 weeks or longer has remained steady at about 1% million. He said this underscored thai "we are by no means out of the woods" particularly among the long-term unem- ployed. Ike, Mamie in Augusta on Vacation AUGUSTA, Ga. lent and Mrs. Eisenhower ar- ived here today for a golfing mpation. The Presidential plane, the Columbine, set down at p.m., after a two-hour flight :rom Washington. With the emperature at 80 degrees, Eisenhower told greeters: "This is the first summer :'ve had this year." Eisenhower was expected :o head for the golf course :or an afternoon round. Mrs. Paul T. Snowden, wife of the commanding officer ofi Ft. Gordon, handed Mrs.' Eisenhower a dozen red roses as she stepped from the plane. 2 Hold Up L B. Loon Company Two men in loud sports shirts robbed the Beneficial Finance Co. office at 4130 Sforse Way just before noon loday. They got away with between and Manager Ernest J. Smith said the pair approached him as he stood at the counter One drew a pistol and helc out a paper sack. "Put the money in the gunman ordered. Smitl obeyed and the two walket out a back door. Witnesses said.they drove away from rear parking lot in an old car By Associated Press Republicans siowed what 1 Oscars Go to Neti has been a steady victory march for Gov. G. Mennen Williams' Democratic forces Monday's Michigan elec- tion. The GOP managed 3 vic- tories in 12 partisan statewide aces. The showing was that party's best since the spring election of 1955 when Wil- liams' dominance first thoroughly asserted itself. Despite the general stiffen- ing, the Republican Party once again suffered an overall loss in state officeholders. The Republicans went into Monday's balloting with five education offices and held only two. SIX NEW of the governing board of Wayne State University in (Continued Page A-6, Col. 1) Hayward and Niven By JAMES BACON HOLLYWOQP Hayward, who once despaired of ever winning an Oscar, got one Monday night on her fifth try. David Niven, who 'has- been pleasing movie audiences for 25 years now, was BRITISH FIND FORMULA Income Taxes Slashed, Surplus Passes Billion LONDON British government cut income taxes today. Chancellor of the Exchequer Derick Heathcoat Amory announced a cut in income taxes and beer duties after unveiling a balanced budget with a billion-dollar surplus. Income taxes were cut four 38 per cent from 42 per cent. The new income-tax rate will go into effect on the first payday after June 7. HEATHCOAT AMORY also announced that most pur- chase (sales) tax rates would be trimmed by 10 per cent. These taxes cover automobiles, refrigerators, radios and most household goods. The price of beer will be two pence (about two cents) a pint less starting Wednesday, he said. Heathcoat Amory said the past year, in which Britain achieved a surplus of more than a billion dollars, had been a good one for Britain and the next should be better. Russ Envoy Ordered Out of Argentina BUENOS AIRES UPh- A counsellor at the.Soviet em- >assy today was ordered to eave Argentina within 48 lours after the government inked communist diplomats with last week's bloody labor riot. A note from Foreign Min ster Carlos Florit was de livered to the Soviet Embassy :his morning declaring Em jassy Counsellor Nikolai Be ouv persona non grata (un welcome) and ordering him out of the country. AN EARLIER governmen statement said similar action is being considered agains against other Iron Curtain diplomats. Argentina is the seconc Latin American nation to ad against Soviet bloc diplomats within a week. Mexico ex pelled two members of th Soviet Embassy staff las week, accusing them of giv ing money and support to an illegal railway strike. The Argentine govemmen has blamed the communist for last Friday's rioting in which 57 workers and police men were injured. imilarly honored. The Brooklyn-born redheac nd the debonair. Scotsman won the top Academy Awards or acting before an audience illed with most of the big lames in the entertainmen ndustry. They shared hon ors with the. movie "Gigi, vhich won in every one o he nine' categories for whicl t was >est picture. Burl Ives and the Britisl actress Wendy Hiller wo; Oscars for best supportin, performances. MORE THAN 100 bi. Former Solon Named for Agriculture Job WASHINGTON dent Eisenhower today noml nated former Sen. Frank A Barrett of Wyoming to b general counsel of the Depart ment of Agriculture. Ingrid Bergma: to Eddie a na tionwide television audienc an electronic peek at Holly wood's biggest night of th year. The acceptance speeche were so short that the NBC TV show ended some 20 min utes before its two-hou schedule. Miss Hayward enactin the role of murderess Bar bara Graham in "I Want t the nod on a per formance so realistic that i provided fodder for a Bo Hope joke earlier in the eve ning. "The movies, this year ar going in for so much rea Hope said, "that 1 wa surprised to see Miss Hay ward here tonight" She dies in the gas cham ber during the picture. WHILE THE picture wa (Continued Page A-3, Col. 1 Weather- Considerable cloudi- ness tonight and early Wednesday, but mostly sunny Wednesday. Revolution- Rips Iraq if LONDON Radio aid today a new revolt had roken out in Iraq. It quoted refugees from aghdad, the Iraqi aying there had been fight- ng in the oil city of Kirkuk, northern Iraq. There have, .been repeated inconfirmed reports in tha United Arab Republic, espe- cially in Syria, Of new fight- ng since this collapse of. the revolt in Mosul in northern raq last month. Cairo Radio said the ref- ugees claimed government troops in the region of Kirkuk lad gone over to the rebels. The radio said the rebellion was being led by men of the ihaffar and Jubur tribes.. The n the refu- gees as saying that planes of 'remier Abdel Karim Kas- sem's air force had destroyed a rebel village with rockets, REPORTS THAT Soviet- Continued Page A-6, Col. 5) WHERE TO FIND IT Pictures of Acadeiny Awards winners and oth'er celebrities at Oscar ceremon- ies are on'Page A-3. Beach M.- B-7. D-2 to .7. C-t, 7. C4. Editorial-Page M. Hal Shipping D-2. C-l to C-5. Tides, TV, D-8. Vital D-J. B-i, 5. B-7. Your A-2.