Press-Telegram (Newspaper) - August 14, 1959, Long Beach, California
Maniac Admits Three Holdup HOUSE SENDS TOUGH LABOR REFORM BILL TO SENATE EX-CONVICT FRANCIS H. BLOETH Pictured Today After Admitting He Is "Mad Killer" fatch-in-Sky Planes Satellite Mid-Air Search for Falling Cone :Set Up in Pacific V A N D E N B E R G AIR FORCE BASE, A fantastic game of catch will be' played, thousands of feet above the. Pacific Ocean to. day if '-all'' goes'. well' with sat- ellite Discoverer V. The object: 'to snare the satellite's'-, ejected 300-pound nose capsule. The purpose: to test the project's intricate electronics system, which some day may help propel man through space. An aerial catch also allows the least possibility o: damage to the. capsule's con Discoverer V blasted off its launching pad at noon fhurs day and went into north-south polar orbit. It is circling th years, moved into the apart ment only two weeks ago WHERE TO FIND IT What would have hap- pened if Japan had won World War See story on Page A-5. Beach B-l Hal B-7. B-7. D-2 to 12. C-7, B-2 B-4. B-3. .Shipping D-2. C-t to 6. A-8, I. TV, D-l. Vital C-7. B-7. Your A-2. POLITICO ADAMANT One Driver One Badly Hurt One.driver died in flames nd another'suffered critical urns over most of his body s an oil tank truck exploded n a collision with a trash ruck at Lakewood Blvd. and >pring St. about 9 a.m. today Isom. Kimbrough, 25, ol 0222 S. Broadway, Los An- gles, was catapulted into the laming wreckage from the ab of the, trash truck. His lody was not recovered unti he fire was extinguished. James T. Wilson, 30, of 630 vlarine Ave., Wilmington, taggered from behind the vheel of the tanker with his clothing aflame and stumbled o the edge of the pavement >efore collapsing. He was re rorted in critical condition at Community Hospital with lurns over 80 per cent of his iody. A HELPER on the trash ruck, Bruce B. Wetterholm, 18, of 4373 Quigley Ave., escaped with minor injuries. -Je also was treated at Com- munity Hospital. As the tanker exploded, the driver of a Thunderbird >raked to a halt on Spring St. to avoid the flames bui hen was blocked by traffic approaching from the rear, The driver leaped out and ran, ivhile his car, apparently still n gear, rolled forward into the wreckage. At Community Hospita where he was treated for the car driver was identified as Ralph Richley 28, of 1616 W. 48th St., Los Angeles. ALERTED by the blast, a fire truck crew from the nearby Long Beach Air Force Base raced to the scene anc smothered the three vehicle in chemical foam. Police still were rerouting traffic from the intersection two hours after the crash.. Butler, Poulson Talk Today on Demo Row LOS ANGELES National Chair- man Paul M. Butler meets with Mayor Norris Poulson today and sai'd he would "talk lo anyone lo settle this preposterous dispute" over tickets to the party's I960 national convention here. But Butler left no doubt that he was ready lo Ihrow open bids to other cities for the convention if his allo- cation to no more than tickets to the Los Angeles host committee was not accepted. "There is no question of a he said. "We can't bring tickets out of a hat." He flew here late Thursday night from Washington when the intra-party squabble which has been brewing for months flared publicly with bitter statements by local civic leaders. They claim the ruck loaded with 24 farm host comtnjttec was promised aborers overturned on tickets lo the convert- wrye along Highway 28 be- 2 Perish, 12 Hurt as Truck Flips SACRAMENTO (UP1) ween Davis and Winters today, scattering its hu- nan cargo along the roadway, the Highway Patrol said wo men were killed outright and at least 12 seriously in- ured. One of the dead was iden- ified as John L. Pulaski, of Sacramento. The second vic- im was not immediately iden- tified. The workers were en route o the Frank Ramos ranch in a truck driven by William Howard of Winters. He had picked up the workers in Sac- ramento at a.m. THEY WERE to have Dicked peaches at the ranch. California fruit farmers have oeen in desperate need ol peach pickers because hoi July and August weather rip: ened the fruit sooner than expected. The injured men were taken to Yolo General Hospital at Woodland. Four of them hat been pinned beneath the over- turned truck and it took res- cue workers 45 minutes to free them. (Continued Page A-4, Col. 13 Plane Falls Near L A., Four Killed WEST LOS ANGELES persons were UUed today when a small pri- vate plane crashed into a hill- side in the Santa Monica Mountains., The men and two instantly when the Beechcraft Bonanza ripped into the ground near Mulholland Dr., about one- half mile east of Mandeville Canyon. 4- 9 WITNESSES said the air-' craft disintegrated in the air shortly before the crash. The pilot was identified as Le Roy Thompson, of Los An-' ge.les. Names of the were not known. 1 The plane took off from the Van. Nuys Airport and was heading for Yuma, polici reported.