Press-Telegram (Newspaper) - April 11, 1959, Long Beach, California
KRUPP ROBBED DIAMOND HOME 3 Gunmen The Southland't Finest Evening Newspaper LONG BEACH 12, CALIF., SATURDAY, APRIL 11, 1959 Vol. 59 FRICE 10 CENTS CLASSIFIED HE 2-5J59 20 PAGES TELEPHONE HE 5-1161 EDITION (Six Editions Daily) GOP CHANGE IN LEADERSHIP Sen, Thruston Morton of Kentucky (left) gets together with Meade Alcorn of 'Connecticut today in.Washington, D. C., after Republicans elected Morton national chairman to succeed retiring Chairman Alcorn. (AP Wirephoto) .Apartments Fire Routs 5; Probe Arson I Hurt Crashing Out. of Windows; Detect Kerosene Five men jumped out of windows 'early 'today to es- cape from a raging apartment- house fire which may have been started by an arsonist. One, man, Harold E. Harris, of 1511 E. 1st St., suffered a severed tendon in the right arm "when he smashed a win- dow" to 'make the leap! He" is at Community Hospital. Harris was aroused from Gary Lee Carder, No. 2, who as- si steti -Harris in crawling out the Harris is par- THEt-VACANT downstairs apa.rtrflent at E. 1st St.' "was'; swept by flames and other'apartments in the build- ing. damaged by smoke. Chief Thomas he smelled kero- ne 'ower vacant where the fire MORTON NEW CHAIRMAN GOP Picks Chicago as Convention Site WASHINGTON Republicans, preparing for the 1960 campaigns, today elected Sen. Thurston B. Morton of Kentucky, as national chairman and de- Father Kills 3 Children With a Bat Runs Amok While Eating Breakfast; Takes Own Life SPRINGFIELD, Va. 40-year-old father, swinging a baseball bat with maniacal fury, today beat his three chil- dren to death, severely blud- geoned his wife, then killed himself with a butcher knife. There was no immediate ex- planation for -the sudden breakfast-time, berserk attack by J. B. Matthews-Jr., physi- cist for. the Federal Aviation Agency, church deacon and cided to hold their presidential nominating convention Navy veteran of World War sensSiP t apartment started.' pers were stacked in a corner Find. Ogle Innocent; Keeps Job SANTA ANA Orange County Counsel Joel Ogle was-'found innocent todajT.o: charges of misconduct in of- fice. A jury of six men and six women rendered the verdici at a.m. They had de liberated from p.m. Fri day until past midnight am from a.m. today. The decision leaves Ogle in nis job as the county's chief legal adviser t STILL HANGING over hi head, howeve.r, is a granc jury bribery indictment. He i charged in this action wit acceptiing a brib from John Lipco, an officia of Camden-Daytori Co., whic at one time was negotiatin of a room beside a badly burned metal can. Firemen a broken glass jug of kerosene. TJJE FIRE was discovered by IDar.rell D. Beamer, 23, of with Carter and Robert: J.Cornett, 23, of 1137 Hoffman St., visited an up- stairs Tipartment about (Continued Page A-3, Col. 8) Sniper Fires at Deputies, Eludes Posse WHITTIER (F> A mys- terious' sniper armed with a high-powered rifle eluded a posse Friday night after ex- changing shots with two sheriff's deputies in North Whittier Heights. No one was hurt in the ex- change which took place when deputies Edgar Christie and Ken Knoll went into La- Belle Canyon to examine an abandoned car. Officers said the sniper, a khaki-shirted youth about J8, may-have made good his es- cape from the area. A hunt by- searchlight was unavail ing and roadblocks also proved unrewarding. it was (he second lime in three days that a sniper had been active in the area. On Wednesday a priest and For a contract to challeng state tideland rights on beha of the county. Arraignment on this'charg is scheduled April 17. Ogle has been county cou sel for 20 years. He was accused by jury of "willful th grand corrupt misconduct" in co; nection with the tidelands n gotiations which eventual Chicago. The 51-year-old Morton, a pporter of President Eisen- iwer and friend of Vice resident Richard M. Nixon, as chosen without opposi- on to succeed the retiring eade Alcorn of Connecticut. The GOP National Commit- :e approval of. Chicago for ie 1960. convention, starting uly 25, _ came almost im- It. mediately after a site selec- on committee recommended lat city over five other bid- ing for the big political eeting. It will take the Republican arty back to Chicago, where 00 years ago in 1860 it nomi- ated .Abraham ie presidency. Lincoln for resulted in American Marin Exploration Co. joining th county in a suit to wrest th oil-rich tidelands from th state. Ogle's trial on this accusa- tion opened last Monday. A VERDICT of would have made his removal from office mandatory. He would also have been barred from holding future public of- fice. The jury had reported be- :ore being locked up for the night that it was split 11 to I, out no indication was given to what verdict the major- ity favored. At the request of the Jur- ors, Judge John Shea read the complete instructions to them again at 10 p.m. Friday. Shea substituted for Judge John G. Gabbcrt of Riverside County who presided at the trial. NEITHER THE convention ite selection nor the election f Morton to head the com- mittee brought any debate at he GOP meeting called to uild for the 1960 elections on he ruins of 1958 defeats. Ray C. Bliss of Ohio, chair- man of a nominating com- mittee that consulted with 'resident Eisenhower Friday n Augusta, Ga., offered Mor- ton's name. He said Eisen- lower gave his blessing to vlorton and predicted the Kentuckian would do an ex- cellent job. Morton is serving his first term in the Senate after three terms in the House and sev- eral years as assistant secre- tary of. state. Morton will retain his Sen ate. seat while serving in the chairmanship. He will head the National Committee through-the party's 1960 con vention, when it will be up The slain children were 13- year-old twins, Stephen and Sharon, and Ann Susan Mat- thews, 14. NEIGHBORS said they had regarded Matthews as home-loving man and appar- ently a doting father. He was the son of Joseph Brown Matthews, religious figure and one-time contro- versial investigator for the House un-American Affairs Committee and a Senate in- vestigating group headed by the late Sen. Joseph McCar- thy Maj. Wiliiam Durrar, cheif of the Fairfax County police, said the killing spree began as the family was eating )reakfast. Durrar, putting together the story as told to him by Raid Ranch Near Vegas Tie Up Ex-Wife :2 of Munitions King and Employe _ LAS VEGAS Three gunmen who stripped a 000 diamond ring from the finger of Ve'ra Krupp, former, wife of Ge'rman .munitions baron Alfred von Krupp, were sought today. Sheriff's deputies said :hree men invaded Mrs. Krupp's ranch 45 miles southr west of this gambling resort Friday night and escaped with the 33.60-carat ring and in cash. Sheriff's detective Glenn Simmons said the ring was valued at It was ?iven to Mrs. Krupp by her :ormer husband. To gain admittance, one of the gunmen posed as a road contractor who wanted to bid job to black-top a drive- way to louse. Mrs. Krupp's ranch' Matthews, rose from said the Mrs. Helen the father breakfast table, clad in trou- sers and shirt, and left the room without a word. AGE LIMIT. DROPS ON THAT SILLY STUFF .How many first graders can fit inside a hula hoop? At least 13, says these kids from Central School, Redondo Beach, as they, demonstrate their new "world record" in the hula hoop size) Photo) CLAIM MAJOR TRANSPLANT VICTORY HE SAID Matthews went (Continued Page A-3, Col. 5) Diggers Try to Free 3 Trapped in Mine CWMPARC, South Wales Weary rescue teams worked desperately today to free three coal miners trapped 24 hours. A mine spokesman said "it would be a miracle if any were still breathing." At the same time, six miles away, nine miners trapped by another cave-in worked their way through a tiny hole to safety. The thiee men still trapped were buried behind hundreds of tons of coal and rock Friday when a tunnel Russian Scientists Hail Dog Wiffi Two Heads .MOSCOW scientists claimed a new victory in body trans- plant experimentation today, with a two-headed dog, alive and healthy 15 days after its creation. The official Soviet news agency Tass said scientists at the Moscow Experi- mental Laboratory had grafted' a 'puppy's head onto the neck of a full-grown German shepherd named Pirat.; ONCE INSIDE, the gunman. was followed by two other men who tied up Mrs. Krupp and ranch hand How aVj Brotherson, taped their eyes and ransacked the house aftef. taking the huge diamond. -C- Mrs, Krupp was tied wttli an electrical cord. Brother: son's hands were handcuffed >ehind his back and he was >ound to the wealthy jBt- vorcee. She worked her hands free; cut the handcuff chain will} a hacksaw, and drove to.toxsrrj to report the robbery shortly after II p.m. Neither Mrs. Krupp nor Brotherson was injured. A maid was in her quarters at the time but did not know. what had happened until, the robbery was over. SIMONS SAID that de- scriptions of the three men were not releasable at this time. Mrs. Krupp, about 32, for- merly was a major investor in the New Frontier Hotel here. She came to Nevada in 1954 and has lived in relative seclusion at the ranch that time. The ranch, a lavish spread at the foot of Spring Moun- tain in the Charleston Range; is about 25 miles south of Las Vegas. Mrs. Krupp pur- chased it from retired radio actor Chet Lauk of "Lum and Abner" fame. Shortly after she acquired it, Mrs. Krupp completely re- stocked and refurbished the (Continued Page A-3, Col. 6) I roof collapsed. HAS ONLY MILLION fireman were panning for Canyon. fired gold on while in Fish Weather- Low clouds and local fog late tonight and Sun- day morning. Sunny and a littk cooler Sunday afternoon. Brooklyn Rallies, Aids Poor John Jacob Astor f NEW YORK Brooklynites are soliciting funds for John Jacob Astor III, reportedly down to his last five million dollars. A spokesman for Astor announced last Wednesday that he is worth only five millions, not 70 millions as popularly supposed. THE SITUATION came to a head in the East New York luncheonette of Sam Atlas. Sam and customer Joe Guarsico were talking over the "plight" of Astor. Said Joe: "We oughta do something for the poor guy." Said Sam: "Let's take up a collection." Sam's wife, Priscilla, quickly produced an empty pickel jar and Sam pasted on it the appeal; "Please help poor John Jacob Astor he has only million." BY FRIDAY there was at least in change in the jar. Atlas says he'll send a check to John Jacob's lawyers, adding: "We're getting mostly pennies, but when you're down to your last 500 million pennies, every cent counts." Astor presumably is not yet aware of his good fortune. He sailed for Europe Wednesday on the liner Queen Mary. 5 Lose Lives in Head-on Ohio Crash DAYTON, Ohio (UPI) Four teenagers and a 2-year- old child were killed Friday night in a fiery head-on col- lision at the crest of a hill near here. A man and a woman were critically in- jured. Police said the crash oc- curred when the teenagers' car attempted1 to pass another vehicle at the hill top and crashed into an oncoming auto one mile west of West Alexandria. The teenagers were identi fied as Barbara Black, 18, and Mary Susan Mong, 16, both of Dayton, and Douglas Peake and Don Tobias, both 18, of Eaton. The dead child was Linda Root, whose mother, Mrs. Billie Root, 24, was critically injured along with Fletcher Carter, 18, Mrs. Roofs-broth er, both of West Alexandria. Mrs. Root, Carter and the baby were in one car and the teenagers in the other. Chinese Aiding in Tibet Fight TOKYO Red China disclosed today that anti- Communist Chinese were 'ighting alongside Tibetan rebels and admitted the revolt was still seething in the -fimalayan kingdom. Peiping Radio claimed only that the uprising had been crushed in the area of Lhasa, :he Tibetan capital, and said troops were "now pro- ceeding successfully to put down the armed rebellion in other places." The Chinese Nationalist overnment.on Formosa said about Tibetan nomads sword-wielding Goloks fiad joined the revolt in the north. The Peiping broadcast said the large quantity of arms seized in fighting the Tibetan rebels proved that they were helped by anti-Communist Chinese still fighting in the old Sikang Province of China. SIKANG BORDERS Tibet (Continued-Page A-3, Gpl. 5) The experiment apparently was intended to test the pos sibility of eventually replac ng portions of the human body amputated because of njury or disease. Tass said the dog was "feel- ng'well and full of life" and quoted Soviet psy Biologist Vladimir Demikhov, director of the laboratory, he experiment as saying was the 'most successful one" in Rus sia. He said that in previous experiments the dogs survived only five or six days. t DEMIKHOV SAID Pirat ;oes out and eats with relish. The second head reacts vivid- ly to everything around it. He said the two heads fall asleep and wake independent- ly. He said the puppy's head "does not need a separate feeding since Pirat's stomach serves Pirat and the puppy's head, but the puppy's head ranch. Sight Navy Plane Wreck Fatal to 10 TOKYO W1 Rescue squads began scaling an isr. land mountain off the South; Kore'an coast today to inspect wreckage believed that of a missing U. S. Navy plane with 10 Americans aboard. The Japanese coast guard reported spotting the age earlier today. The Navy later verified the report. U. S. Navy ground crews started up a mountain Cheju Island when dangerottii flying conditions prevented helicopters from reaching wreckage. The plane left Iwakunf Air Base in' Japan early Thurs- day afternoon near Cheju oft. the southern end of' South Korea. does lap water and retains the ability to move, which shows its nerves are intact and that the brain is func- tioning normally." Demikhov said that irt the operation major blood-vessels in Pirat were exposed, and joined with t hose of the puppy, WHERETO FIND IT A-4, B-4 to 1U B-3. B-12. Death Notices Page A-l Shippfag B-t X-t, 7. B-2. TeCTptralufM li TV, B-J2.