Press-Telegram (Newspaper) - April 20, 1959, Long Beach, California
IKE URGES K END NUCLEAR IMPASSE Joan Crawford's Makes Plea Husband, 57, Dies JOAN CRAWFORD and her-late husband, Alfred N. 1 Steele, are shown in May 1958 at New York's In- ternational Airport. The actress found her husband I dead in bed early Wirephoto.) NEW YORK drmk magnate. Steele, husband Revolt Chief Kills Self in Bolivia Home LA PAZ, Bolivia leader of Sunday's short-lived Falangist revolt committed suicide after his rightist up- rising was crushed, the gov- ernment announced today. At leas't 22 persons were slain and. more than 50 were wounded in the course of the attempted, coup. The government of this poverty plagued nation'said Oscar Unzaga de la Vega, head of the Falanage Party, took his life Sunday night in a .house in the outskirts of this capital in which he had hidden. His bodyguard, Juan Ga'llardo, also shot himself to'death, the government an- nouncement said. President Hernan Siles Su- azo" announced the defeat of me'mbers of the Falange Par- ty !who tried to seize the city hall' Sunday, attacked an army barracks and marched on' the government radio station and other municipa: offices. GOVERNMENT FORCES broke up the attacks and then began a cleanup of Fa iangist rebels in the city. Many of the wounded were reported to be bystanders caught in the crossfire be tween government forces and insurgents. Scattered shoot (Continued Page A-5, Col. 7) in Letter to Soviet Chief President Urges Russ to Consider. A-Test Proposal GENEVA President Eisenhower has made a per- sonal appeal to Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev to take the nuclear test suspension talks out of their present deadlock, it was disclosed here today. A letter from the President to Khrushchev was referred to at today's meeting of the three-power conference. It was understood to urge seri- ous Soviet consideration of a Western proposal for a step by-step approach to ,the prob- lem of ceasing atomic and hydrogen weapons tests. The disclosure of the Presi- dent's letter was made as if by .accident by a Soviet spokesman. U. S. Ambassador James J. Wadsworth refused to confirm or deny it, but la- ter Western sources made it clear the letter had been men- tioned. THERE WAS NO indica- tion of when the letter was written. The Western step- proposal was made April 13 after an Easter re- cess. Under this plan the three powers would first Stop nu clear tests on the surface of the earth, under water arid in the atmosphere to'a height of 31 miles. The problem of banning underground and out- er space blasts would be left for later negotiations. Soft- The disclosure of Eisen Alfred N. hower's personal appeal came of actress at a time when there was in- The Southland't Finest Evening Newspaper LONG BEACH 12, CALIF., MONDAY, APRIL 1959 28 PAGES PRICE 10 CENTS CLASSIFIED HE 2-5951 Vol. 66 TELEPHONE HE 5-1161 HOME EDITION (Six Editions Daily] Panama Hunts Ex-Aid in Plot Joan Crawford, is dead at 57. He died in his sleep of a heart attack early Sunday at' their lavish penthouse, 'just off 5th Ave. Miss Crawford found him dead in bed about a.m. FRES. SILES SUAZO Retains Control He had gone to.bed about midnight, commenting that he felt unusually tired..A medi- cal examiner estimated he died about I or 2 a.m. Miss rawfbrd was distraught aft- r finding him, and was laced under a physician's are. In 10 years with Pepsi- :ola, he introduced radical hanges that tripled sales: He board chairman and ex- cutive officer of Pepsi-Cola t the time of his death. STEELE AND Miss Craw- ord eloped in May 1955. She escibed their marriage as more exciting than some of ler screen roles. It was his' bird and her fourth. After the marriage, ow 51, dropped her career and shared his life as a busy "Our is a husband and wife she said. She ince estimated, they had' lown miles. "I love every minute of he added. "The reality of it even more unbelievable nan some of the'movie parts 've portrayed." Steele once was an adver- ising salesman for the Chi- cago Tribune. HE WAS first vice presi- dent of Coca-Cola when he went over to Pepsi-Cola 1949. He was credited with changing the formula of the drink to make it less sweet, naking the bottle smaller and changing the advertising em- ohasis from quantity to qual- Uv- In his 10 years with the company profits increased al- most 10-fold 000 to sale? Went from 40 million to 136 million dollars. At the annual meeting ol company stockholders on jay May 6, he was to have been given a lifetime contract and creasing speculation that the whole .problem of a. nuclear test ban might be taken up during the-foreign 'ministers conference opening in Ge- neva on May 11. France is taking part in the foreign ministers confer- ence but is not represented in the nuclear test ban talks. UP TO NOW Soviet Dele- gate Semyon Tsarapkin has given a negative response, to the step-by-step proposal. He has clung.to the position that agreement was still possible in the three-power conference for a suspension of all types of nuclear tests. The disclosure of the Presi- dent's letter came in an un- usual manner: A Soviet brief- ing officer came out of the meeting and told newsmen about it. Later, another So- viet official told the'spokes- man to withdraw the remark. Western spoke smen 'also (Continued Page A-5, Col. 2) ROBERT ARFAS, former Panarjiiinian ambassador .-to Britain, and his ballerina Darne Ma'r- got Fonteyn, are sfibwn durihg-their horieyrriooh in 1955. Arias is being sought by Panama authorities who accuse him of revolutionary Family of 4 Missing, Hunt Is Launched BUTLER, Pa. (ft State put out a 13-state alert ;oday for a Butler County family reportedly overdue on a trip back home from Beloit, Ohio. The family left Beloit last Thursday after visiting Mrs. Anna Mae daugh- ter of Chester Perkins, 54. Perkins, with his wife, F.liza- PANAMA Panama nian sea forces today hunted former Ambassador Roberto Arias, husband of famed Brit: sh ballerina Margot Fonteyn, with a warrant charging him with revolutionary activity. Arias, former ambassador :o Great Britain, and his wife were reported .on a "fishing :rip .in the .Gulf of Panama. Minister of government Max Huertematte sa.id their launch was spotted once Sunday .but disappeared. Huertematte said Arias' ar- rest was ordered after ah in formant said he planned to lead an attack on the nation- al guard post in Chprrera, about 20 miles from Panama City. Arias, 41-year-old son of ex-President Harmodio Arias is the latest prominent politi- Iician. implicated in a revolu- tionary wave which President Ernesto de la Guardia Jr charges is building up agains his regime. Castro Hits Reds, All Dictators WASHINGTON Prime Minister Fidel Castro declared today "we are against communism and all dictatorships of all kinds." He made his statement at the National Press Club when asked what he thought of Soviet Premier Nikita Khrush- chev. It was Castro's strongest denunciation of communism in numerous interviews anc several speeches since .his arrival in Washington April :ive Escape ounty Jail; :our Seized Deputies Search Hall of Justice for 5th Trusty LOS ANGELES a laring jail break, five trusty prisoners fled today from the County Jail which is located on top floors of the 15-story of Justice. Four of them were recaptured. It appeared that the fifth irisoner, Glen L. Nance, 21, nay have got away from the )uilding but officers pressed flopr-to-i'loor search of the structure. Sheriffs deputies said the ive escaped by breaking two padlocks on a trap door on :he roof and then- climbing down scaffolding on the ex- terior of the building. The scaffolds are being used to re- move cornices on the build- ng, considered dangerous in case of earthquake. THE MEN worked their way down the exterior of the building as far as possible and then re-entered the main part of the Hall of Justice. Those re-captured were Ernest Flores, 31; Edward Pi- rozzi, 22; Burton Shays, 24, and James Klinger, 29. Deputies said Pirozzi jumped through a plate-glass door leadjng .to the morgue in the basement of the build- Ing. Coroner's deputies Ralph Bailey and Cleatus Pace were having coffee. Bailey armed himself with a tiny derringer pistol and captured the pris- oner, who was armed with a table knife. Flores was captured in the rround-floor. lobby. Shays and Klinger meekly surren- dered when found by deputies Abandon Infant on L. B. Doorstep MRS. MONA ELMENDORF cuddles yawning, baby boy left on her doorstep Sunday n the room. fourth floor press ABSENCE of the five was discovered in a bed check be- :ore dawn. They were among 241 trusties housed in dor- mitory 15-F. Deputies said the escape was possible because of the overcrowded conditions of the jail. There are pris- oners, with sleeping on floors. The five prisoners had THREE SMALL rebel bands, mostly of students, be- gan operating from moun- tainous sections of the coun- try early in April, apparently trying to ape the guerrilla tactics Fidel Castro used to overthrow the Cuban dicla- 15. "Whatever the nature of the dicta- tor, military dictator or dicta- tor of the are opposed to he said. THE CUBAN REBEL lead- er went to the Press Club, in the windup of, his four-day visit to Washington, after paying tribute to the un known dead warriors of the stolen civilian clothes from the jail shower room. The Hall of Justice v, surrounded by deputies and -os Angeles policemen in an attempt to find the missing S'ance. Police said he has a police regord since his first arrest as a juvenile. His home address is in nearby Gardena. torship of Fulgencio on Pg. A-5, Col. 4} heth, 48, his father, John, 79. GRABS FOOT, HOLDS ON and a son, Harry, 26, are being sought. Mrs. Ethel Lombardozzi, daughter of the elder Perkins, told state police she had not heard from the four since they left Beloit. She said they were due back at their home in nearby Fenelton lastThurs- options shares of stock. Miss Crawford will re- ceive his salary for two years, and options on shares. Weather-- Low clouds tonight and early Tuesday. Most- ly sunny Tuesday after- noon. Maximum tem- perature at noo ntoday: 72, MRS. LOMBARDOZZI re sides in Butler. Fenelton is about 90 miles from Beloit. Mrs. Armifage said in Beloit that none of the four men- tioned the possibility of further visiting but had talked of returning home. State police at Butler said they have alerted law enforce- ment departments in 13 states surrounding Pennsylvania to be on the lookout for the four persons but have heard noth- ing. Boy, 3, Saves Girl, S, From Death in Tank HOUSTON playmate grabbed Deborah Bisby's foot and held on when the girl, 5, fell into a water-filled septic tank. Because of his firm grip, Deborah is alive today. The hero in the near, tragedy is Freddie Raborn, who will be 4 years old Wednesday. This is the story as told by Mrs. Charles B. Bisby and Mrs. Joe'A. Raborri, mothers of the children: Deborah, Freddie and other children played Sunday around a house under construction. The septic tank was pending city inspection. THE TANK WAS FILLED with water from rains. Deborah fell in. Freddie reached out, grabbed the floundering girl by the foot and held on until other playmates ran to .the scene and helped pull her out. Mrs. Bisby said: "Deborah can't swim. If Freddie hadn't been there to catch her, she would have drowned." A 4-day-oId'baby, bundled up in- a light blue blanket, was abandoned Sun- day night on'the doorstep of a childless Long Beach cou- ple.' The Elrntn dorf, 27, and his wife, Mona, watching television about 10 p.m. when they heard a light tapping at the door of their apartment at 537 Walnut Ave. Elmendorf went to the door and saw a woman run to an old model car and drive off. ON THE OUTSIDE step was a baby boy. Beside him was a brown plastic bag con taining a still-warm bottle of formula and several clean diapers. Printed on unlined white stationery was this message "Born Wednesday, April 15, at a.m." Elmendorf, a City Sanita- tion Department employe, called the Police Juvenile Bu reau. The baby .was taken to Los Angeles County Genera' Hospital. Juvenile Bureau officers said the infant would be kepi in a foster home for a year At the end of that time, he will be placed for adoption through the County Bureau of Adoptions. 42 hi Dogndp Case Draw Big Crowds dogs and cats, impounded after the arrest of an alleged dognaper turned visiting hours at Ran when a Greyhound bus over- cho 'Animal Shelter into a turned, on rain-slick U. S: success during the State policeman Steve La- weekend. Bus Flip Kills 1 and Hurts 26 ALBUQUERQUE passenger was killed, another critically injured and 25 re- ceived lesser injuries today gomarsino reported from the! scene of the crash 25 miles west of Albuquerque that the bus, heading from San Diego to Albuquerque, skidded from the highway and overturned, Boy Friend Kills Girl in Accident PEORIA HEIGHTS, 111. 17-year-old girl, a candi- date for president of her high school's student council, was fatally shot by her young boy friend Sunday night as he was practicing fast draws with a pistol. Dorothy Hall, a senior at Peoria High School, was shot once in the neck by William Anxious pet owners came to the shelter by the hundreds to scan the cages for missing animals. Additional hundreds of in- quiries poured in by phone, some from as far away as Bakersfield. Poundmaster Marvin T. Throndson said today that two of the pet-owners are cer- tain .they located The dogs will remain in cus- tody, however, until proof 'of ownership is presented. THE '32 DOGS and 9 cats were brought to the shelter ing of Heikkila Due Again SAN FRANCISCO MR One-armed William Heikkila, whose sudden deportation a year ago stirred a public out- cry that led to his return, to- x day again was ordered sent back to his native Finland. His original deportation and the new order were has Jd on his former.membership in the''Communist Party. But the 53-year-old drafts; man probably.-will remain the -United States for many months while appeals are heard. The new exclusion order came from Monroe Kroll, spe- cial-hearing officer for the Immigration and Naturaliza- tion Service. It was the re- sult of closed hearings which began last Aug. 15. HEIKKILA CAME to the United States when only months old. He never became a citizen. He was seized off a San Francisco street April 18, 1958, by U. S. immigration officers, who whisked him to Finland by way of Canada. Heikkila said he was not .to say good- bye to his wife. The seizure stirred such a furor that the Immigration Department brought him back a week later. Heikkila's original deporta- tion came after he had lost an 11-year battle against exclu- sion because of his member- ship in the Communist Party n Minnesota from 1929 to 1939. 'Thursday after the arrest of Francis McGuire, 46, of 8727 E. Palm Ave., Bellflower, on suspicion of grand theft. McGuire will appear in Miles Jr., 17. Police tenta- tively listed, the shooting asJDowney Municipal Court accidental. 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