Press-Telegram (Newspaper) - August 8, 1959, Long Beach, California
I--- 'PHANTOM' AT L B. WOMEN BANK 6ANDIT FLOORED Robert Switaj, 35, is pinned to the floor by a Dear- born officer.after a struggle in the police station 'at the Detroit suburb. Switaj, who was captured with a companion minutes after a bank robbery and running gun battle, had just tried to attack a news Wirephoto) DEVELOPED BY NAVY Radar "Spy1 on Red Missiles Revealed By ELTON C. FAY WASHINGTON new radar device to spj across oceans and give a quick.report on ballistic mis silp launchings is being developed, the U. S. Navy says The radar also could be used as one means of un covering sneak tests of nuclear weapons in violation o any international, agreement. Dl._ j. Thaler 2 Couples Killed in Air Crash LOMPOC couples were killed today when their private plane crashed in heavy fog shortly after taking off from the airport here. Ian Hodges; assistant.man- ager of the aii port, identified them as Mr. and Mrs. Carl Curtis and Mr. and Mrs. James Curtis. He said the two men were brothers and owned a plumbing business here. Hodges said the men he Office of Naval Researcl and "father" of the new radar setup called Projec "epee, said Friday night: "I would hope you coul double the warning 4 THIS WOULD MEAN tha the United States would hav almost 30 minutes instead o 15 unde .he U. S. bought the week ago. plane about a THE SMALL Stinson crashed in an alley a mile from the center of this coastal town south of Vandenberg Air Force Base. Hodges, who lives about a block from the airport, said he-heard the plane engine being warmed up and rushed over, to try to stop the men Neither of the brothers, he had certificates for in- strument flying and the visi- bility at the was a quarter of a mile. Warrens to Leave for Russia Sunday WASHINGTON Justice Earl Warren and his wife fly to Moscow Sunday their'first stop on a summer European tour. system which now bein to launc counter-weapons. Mi.litar men figure it would tak about 30 minutes for a mis sile fired in Russia to reac he United States. Thaler, 33, talked to news men about the project. Askef if the Navy had tested th device against Russian ICBN testing launchings, he replie "no comment." Trials with the device (Continued Page A-3, Col. iallf. Fires Set by Bolts 200 Battle Bjaze in Trinity Alps; 8 in L. A. County LOS ANGELES ing-set forest and brush ires burned in scattered reas of California today in he wake of a rash of storms. Electrical, rain and dust torms hit the drought-seared tate Friday. Lightning crackled the 1, length of California. Biggest lightning-c a u s e c ire was in the Trinity Alps, 10 miles northwest of Red ding. It swept 700 acres ol pine. Two hundred men might it. Nine other fires >roke out northwest and easi of Redding. THERE WERE several fifes n the Sequoia and Sierra na ional forests east of Fresno Three blazes were reporter n the lofty Minarets district along the John Muir Trai south of Yosemite Nationa Park. Forest Service crews extinguished six small fires set by lightning in Tuolumne bounty near Hetch Hetch; Reservoir. Lightning set four brusl 'ires and knocked out powe to Borrego Springs, Guata; and Warner Springs in th San Diego County Mountains The biggest fire burned 6C acres on the south slope o Palomar Mountain. LIGHTNING TOUCHED of two fires; in Angeles Na tional Forest. One was of Angeles Crest Highway 01 ML Lewis-and the other or Table Mountain in the Bi Pines area. Both were quick Storms Take Huge Far East ly contained. Los Angeles County Fir Department crews quickly put out six small brush fire started by lightning in -th Lancaster-Palmdale area.' Yucaipa, in San 'Bernardin County, got .70 inch of rai in two hours. Gutters ran fu1 an hour with runoff from Ml San Gorgonio. A slashing dust-laden win storm unrooted trees a n knocked -down power line and billboards at Barstow Heavy rain followed. DIVORCE ASKED Whittier Painter 'Signs' Wife Away LOS ANGELES Mrs. Edgar L. Rice, 38, told a divorce judge she refused a reconciliation with her 41-year-old housepainter husband, because of the way he used his paints. Mrs. Rice said he painted signs on his car reading "Mom wants a divorce, I and "My wife is the meanest woman on earth and won't let me see my and parked the car in front of their Whittier home. Said Mrs. Rice: "I've had it." 'UPSET SOMETHING AWFUL' Mother Given Wrong Infant From Hospital WARICK, R. I. young mother was given the wrong baby when she went home from a hospital Friday. Shortly after Mrs. Matthew Carson of Greenwood came home with an infant she thought was her new daughter, Cathi Jean, two nurses rushed into the house. They brought with them the true Cathi Jean and took the other baby back to Providence Lying-in Hospital. "I WAS UPSET something Mrs. Carson said. "At the hospital I just took the baby they gave me with- out any thought of a mistake. I didn't feel I had any reason to. worry. -'.'After all, the baby passed through three checkout points." Mrs. Carson said Cathi Jean was her first daughter. She has two young boys. -Dr. Harmon P. B. Jordan, hospital superintendent, said the mother was present when a nurse removed the baby's identification beads. But.'ihe check the beads because she did not believe there could be a mixup. Chimp Flees Cage, Bites Girl at Fair PORTLAND, Ind. (ffl 50-p ound chimpanze escaped from his cage at th :ay County Fair Friday nigh errified several thousan persons and bit a 15-year-ol ;irl before his trainer recap .ured him. The chimp; named "Mick knocked Joy a Lanning t the ground and bit her twic as panicked fairgoers fled t heir cars and other places o safety. Trainer Barney Dexter sai the ape picked the lock on h cage shortly after the dinne lour and bolted around th :airgrounds as.spectator scattered. The 13-year-oI animal hitched a .ride on 'Dpdge-'em" car just befor 16 bit the Lanning girl.. Weather- Mostly sunny and lit- tle temperature change. WHERE TO FIND IT you among the Pres: Telegram Lucky Number Check today's li on Page A-3. 7. B-2 to I, B-10. Death B-2, B-2. Shipping B-2. A-8, 9. A-2. Tides, TV, Finttt Bvtning LONG BEACH 12, CALIF., SATURDAY, AUGUST PRICE 10 CENTS HE Mitt CLASSIFIED HE 20 PAGES Vol. 161 HOME EDITION (Six Editions Daily) DOWNTOWN ROSEBURG AFTER BLAST This-is a scene in the downtown area of Roseburg, Ore., where an explosives truck.blast leveled several city Wirephoto) Bah Hot fa Tieup of L A. Trucks LOS ANGELES 'eamsters President James Hoffa is accused in an 300 damage suit of trying to lictate an illegal monopoly :ontract for firms shipping perishable foods between the Midwest and California. The suit was filed in fed- eral court Friday by the Little Audrey Transportation Co., nc. Named as defendants are loffa, the Teamsters .Union, i Angeles Line Drivers .ocal 224 and its secretary, reasurer, H. L. Woxberg. 4 4 A "TEMPORARY restrain- ng order was issued by Judge 'ierson M. Hall Friday. It irphibits the union and Hoffa rom carrying out allegedly hrealencd punitive action against the firm's refrigera- or trucks and cargos. Ahear- ng was set for Aug. 17. Little Audrey's officers said he firm was given 48 hours 'rom last Wednesday to sign a contract with Hoffa or face non-delivery of cargo. The company said its shedule calls ror unloading one million dol- ars worth of meat at its Los Angeles terminal Monday. for Hunt for Blasted Area Sealed ROSEBURG, Ore. blocks of the bus! less district of this southern Oregon am shattered when a truck load of explosives blew up liki sealed off by the National Guard toda; while searchers sought more victims. At least 11 persons Satellite Hailed by Scientists Scientists reported today they were highly pleased with the first day's performance of Ex- plorer VI, the paddlewheel satellite fired into orbit Fri- day. The jubilant scientists said that the new addition to America's space achievements already had reaped informa- tion of vast importance to future rocket probes of the moon and planets. The successful launching heightened the likelihood of a rocket "moon mission" in October and a probe millions of miles into space tentatively scheduled for November. IT ALSO, RAISED the pos- (Continued Page A-3, Col. 2) wer early Friday when th tons of dynamite ani t h e r explosives detonate' ifter fire spread to the parkei ruck from a nearby buildin, >laze. Coroner C. H. Babbitt sai he was certain that ther vere other deaths. He ashes, believed to be the re mains of humans, were foun charred rooming hous the blast scene. Th ashes are aboratory 'CHARLIE SHCr MY DAD' Tot Reports 'Murder' Over Phone to Police SACRAMENTO Brown just shot my father in the face he's lying on his desk and won't look the little girl told the sheriff's office on the tele- phone. What's your address? "I'm 5 years old 1 don't, know the address." Where's your mother? "She died three months ago." The call was traced vaguely to suburban Elk Grove before the girl hung up. Four squad cars sped to find the murderer and help the desperate tot. THE YOUNGSTER called again, this time long enough for her phone to be traced to a four-party line. "It was the last house we said Capt. Harold Guerin. girl was smiling and her parents were dig- ging in the yard." Why did she do it? "She was watching television as we left you tell me." being sent for testing. to SOME 100 PERSONS wer njured by the blast, 52 o hem requiring hospital trea (Continued Page A-3, Col. 4 Toll :loods Leave on vtissing List Typhoon Lashes Japan; I 7-in. Rain Drenches Formosa TOKYO (UPI) Raging ropical storms, in the Far East have left hundreds dead nd additional hundreds miss- ng today. The worst rainstrom in 60 'ears hit central Formosa Friday. Today, reports from he area said nearly 100 per- ;ons were drowned in flash loods and hundreds more were missing. More than 70 villages were looded. Some of them have not yet been heard from, and t is believed that the death toll will climb as reports are received from them. SEVENTEEN INCHES .of rain'drenched the ion of the Chinese National- st fortress island, flooding .housands of acres of farm- land and blocking railways and highways. Nationalist warplanes and helicopters swept the coun- tryside today, seeking sur- vivors and dropping supplies to isolated communities. Farther north, in the islands of southern Japan, Typhoon Ellen spread death and destruction. Seventeen persons were reported dead or missing. A landslide triggered by the typhoon roared down on a farmer's house early today, (Continued Page A-3, Col. 8) Lone Drivers Terrorized by Night Sniper One Victim's Face Cut by Splinters From Windshield A phantom sniper who shoots at lone women drivers is being sought by police and sheriff's deputies after two women were terrorized early Uxlfty in the Long Beach area. Elaine Thomas, 44, of 5231 Anaheim Rd., told deputies that slic heard a sharp, crackling sound near her face as she drove across Sepul- veda Blvd. at Wilmington Blvd. about a.m. SPLINTERED GLASS stung her face, and then she felt something in her hair. It was a spent .32 caliber slug. The victim wcnl to a phy- sician who treated her for cuts on her face, The second "target" was Mrs. Jean M. Peyton, 17, of 595 Truman Boyd Manor. She was shot at as she got out.of her car in front of her. apart- ment at about a.m. The bullet went wild and was not located. MRS. PEYTON told police that the sniper appeared to shoot at her with a revolver ifter he stopped his car un- der a street light. Neither woman could give an explanation for what were apparently unprovoked at- acks. The first woman told ies the sniper's car ran th'e red light at Wilmington Blvd; as it drove past her's. She said she had not stopped for the amber light for fear of being struck in the rear by the sniper's car, which was following her car closely. 3 Killed, 28 Injured in Tunisia Bombing 'REDEYF, Tunisia Three persons were killed and 28 wounded today by a bomb thrown into the crowded market place of this south- east Tunisian mining center. The bomb thrower fled in the confusion. Acid Fumes Evacuate 100 Texans IOWA PARK, Tex. More than 100 persons, evac- uated from a 15-block area when deadly anhydrous am- monia fumes filled the are.a, returned to their homes to- day after workmen drained a leaking tank. Police Chief Ross Chapman said the alert was canceled at a.m. when a team of firemen, civil defense work- ers and chemical workers at- tached a line to the tank arid pumped the heavy liquefied gas into a second tank near- by. WILLIAM BECK, civilian fire chiefs at Gheppard Air Force Base, was burned on the left wrist and right arm while attempting to reach the tank. A second man was re- ported burned by the gas, which has an effect on the skin comparable 'o frostbite. Police ordered the area near the tank cleared and alerted the rest of this north Texas town of for possible evacuation. 'LETTUCE- f HAS HER NUMBER Jorge Pardo, 33, and the former Carmen Ruez, 25, both of Lima, Peru, beam brightiy at St. Louis after their marriage. The telephone Pardo is holding is symbol of. romance, In St. Louis for a business course, he became lonesome for Carmen, and after bills costing him she accepted and flew to U.S. for the wedding. (AP Wirephoto) Cash Given With Hamburger LOS ANGELES hop Carolyn Trasey didn't realize she was giving her. customer all that lettuce with his hamburger today..; Within 10 minutes the man was back, demanding: "You don't want me to eat this, do Carolyn almost fainted when she looked inside the sack he handed her and saw in bills. SHE HAD inadvertently included in his take-out or- der a paper sack containing Friday's receipts. The customer, who iden- tified himself only as "Mr.'' wouldsi't even aoi' cept a cup of coffee as a' re- ward.