Press-Telegram (Newspaper) - August 15, 1959, Long Beach, California
300 FANS STILL IN STANDS AT A. M. FINISH 35-lnning Game Goes On All Night By BEN ZINSER A 7-hour 20-minute softbail game kept 300 fans ;up all night at Park Ave. Field. The 35-inning tilt, an opening-night event of a state softbail tournament, finally ended at a. m. today. Six hundred spectators were in the stands when the" game began at p. m. Friday. Those who did stick it out frequently dozed; the first innings were scoreless. The contestants, whom you could call gluttons for punishment without being considered trite, were the Culver City Comets and the Escondido Meyers Construction team. At midnight a city employe reported to the field to work on the grounds. He had to wait five hours before he could begin. Ralph Sutliff, the winning pitcher, didn't see action till a. m. today. He pitched only the last three innings. The first 32 innings were hurled by Ritchie Stephen, a polio victim at the age of 13. He. struck out 41. Bryan Voight toiled for Escondido for in- nings. When he left the game, Stephen crossed the diamond to shake his hand, The crowd woke up to give Stephen a standing ovation when the Culver City starter was finally relieved. The length of the game created several problems. "Be sure to put the time of game in the box a player urged a sports writer. "I'll need it to show my wife." Another wife couldn't wait till press lime. She telephoned The Press-Telegram to inquire: "Did that ball game really last all And sports writer Jerome Hall asked: "How do yoii put a 35-inning line score in a narrow news- paper A cab driver phoned the sports desk at 6.a.m. today. "I've been driving by that park all night. Who The Comets won, 6-0. There was a six-run up- rising in the top of the 35th. (For details, see Sports Section.) 6 LB. AREA RESIDENTS DIE IN SEPARATE CAR CRASHES A PAT ON THE HEAD The children sleep as Mrs. Gloria Morehead of Miamisburg, Ohio, gives daughter Christine, a pat on the head while telling newsmen how the little girl gave the alarm when her brother, Brad- Jey, fell, in a well during a visit to grand- parents' farm near Seattle, Photo.) MOTHER TO RESCUE Alarm by Sister. 2lf Boy in Well Mrs. Moreland grasped a ragged rope used to lift the well bucket and slid down into the lark, 40-foot well. She suffered rope burns on her hands. There was six feet of water in the well. grabbed hold.of Brad- she said. "He'd simply been floating on the top of the water. He hadn't even swallowed any, and he must haye been there for several, minutes before I reached him." Mrs. Moreland, who can just barely swim, braced her feet and shoulders against the sides of the well while holding Bradley and held that position for some 10 minutes until vol- unteer firemen arrived to rescue the pair. SEATTLE falU ering words of 2 Christina Moreland, "Mom- mie, Bradley's in the wa- .meant life for her 3 Vi -year-old brother Fri- day. It also meant a fast dash, some rope-swinging and a cold, wet moment of anxi- ety for Mrs. Gloria More- land, 29, of Miamisburg, Ohio, who is vacationing at the farm home of her par- ents, Mr. and Mrs. William Carlson near suburban Bothell. "My first reaction was that he had somehow got- ten into the Mrs. Moreland said. "He wasn't there. Then 1 thought about the well. I ran out. I looked down. There he was." 14 Fatalities in Formosa Earthquake 70 Houses Razed by Temblor in Wake of Floods TAIPEI, Formosa A strong earthquake struck the south tip of Formosa today, knocking down houses and tilling at least 14 persons, po- ice reported. First reports had put the number. of dead at 24, the number of houses collapsed at 515 with 661 houses damaged. But police said these reports vere exaggerated. Officials listed 70 houses razed and 48 badly damaged. SOUTHERN FORMOSA stil is emerging from the par- alyzing effects of floods, caused by torrential rains :hat struck last week, taking hundreds of lives. The quake, which struck at p.m., was classed as Grade 6 which is the highest in the scale used in Formosa. The quake occurred in the Hengchun area. HOME The Southland's Finest Evening Newspaper LONG BEACH 12, CALIF., SATURDAY, AUGUST 15, 1959 PRICE 10 CENTS TELEPHONE HE 5-1161 CLASSIFIED HE 2-6U59 20 Pages Vol. 167 EDITION (Six Editions Daily) Seize 2 in Compton Chase, Pistol Battle bandits fleeing with taken from a market manager were captured today after a high speed chase and gun battle with police. Arrested after the car in which they were flee- Summoning other police ing crashed into a house bv radio' took pursuit as the flee car turned onto Alondra Reese W. Arliss, 23, Iran- UP sient, and William Michael, 19, of Burbank. BIvd- began at Officer Don The chase a.m. when Yowell saw the pair running from a Safeway market at 1216'E. Compton Blvd. Police said they had just robbed the manager, Fred M. Rochewski, of 2601 'Radnor Ave., Long Beach., at gunpoint and forced him to surrender about from the safe. SPOTTING the approach- ing -police car, the two jumped into a car driven by Steve Peobody, 504 Poinset- tia Ave. Jamming a gun into his ribs, they forced Peabody to drive away at high speed. Weather tow clouds late to- night and early Sunday, but mostly sunny Sun- ,day. Little change In temperature. After pausing briefly to Rooftop Sniper Hits Two Balloon Shot Failure Mars 'Rocket Day' Sky-Sea Search Finds No Trace of Discoverer Cone. 8V Tfw Associated Press The United States had its busiest day. of .rocketry .Fri- day since it began reaching :or space. But the main effort attempt to send a 12-foot inflatable balloon into orbit. The June II rocket roared spaceward from Cape Canav eral, Fla., bearing the usual balloon-moon. Its three stages ignited successfully but the last one apparently went in the wrong' direction and car- ried the satellite back to the earth's atmosphere. Another failure was a giant Titan missile that blew up on its launching pad at the Cape earlier in the day. ON THE PLUS SIDE at Cape Canaveral was a suc- cessful launching of a Polaris missile from a three-million dollar machine that simulates the' motion of a submarine al sea. The weapon is designec to be fired from a sub any- Continued Page A-3, Col. 4) SAN FRANCISCO A sniper stationed on a rool in the Fillmore district with a .22 caliber rifle wounded two men today, one critically, be- fore a dozen policemen cap- tured him. the gunman was identified as Thomas Antonio Guittier- rez, 22. He was hit in the wrist by Patrolman George Rosko during the fierce gun battle that attracted a huge crowd at Eddy and Webster surviving veteran of the Civil Sts. War's fighting. The 116-year-old Confeder- ate's temperature reached 101 Friday. "It looks like he can't FLAGPOLES ARE OUT OF STYLE Jim Coble hauls in supplies atop 60-foot roc.k in the desert near Apple Val- Jey on which he has been perched since July Confederate Veteran Sinking Rapidly HOUSTON, Tex. tives and his physician had just about given up hope to- day for Walter Williams, last (Continued Page A-3, Col. 5) .forehead. CRITICALLY wounded in the chest was Charles Coz- zens, 26, a central emergency hospital steward who ran into the street to aid Joseph Starks, 39, who had been felled by the sniper's shot. Starks suffered only a creased last much his daugh ter, Mrs. Willie Mae said. His condition had not improved early today. Already Williams' doctor had said he had only a few days to live. HUDSON RIVER ANNIVERSARY Mother of 3 Starts on 12-Hour Swim Around Manhattan Island NEW YORK pret- ty blonde mother of three set out today for a bit of a swim around Manhattan Island. The mermaid, Diane Struble, 26, of Lake George, N. .Y., took the long plunge as part of a celebration commemorat- ing the 350th anniversary of the exploration of the Hudson River. Her trip, if she makes'it, will take about 12 jhours and 30 miles of paddling. The prospect didn't bother her, however. Last year she swam Lake distance of about 40 miles. Miss Struble, who is separated from her hus- band, set out from the Bat- tery at the southern tip of Manhattan Island at a.m., then proceeded up the East River separating Manhattan from Long Is- land. A police launch and a yacht tagged along after her. At a.m. Miss Struble had navigated the East Riv- er and, still going strong, passed through the treach- erous currents of Hell Gate to enter the Harlem River, which connects the Hudson. Along the Harlem she reported herself in good condition and feeling fine. Once in the Hudson she was to move downstream past the luxury liner piers on Manhattan's West Side. The journey was to end at the Battery, where the swim started. Miss Struble swims un- der her maiden name. Thugs Shoot, Rob Brink's Guard, Flee SAN FRANCISCO Two gunmen critically wound ed a Brink's guard Friday in San Francisco's first armored car holdup. They fled with The robbery, apparently carefully planned, came as the guard was picking up the djy's receipts at the Stones- town Emporium, one of the city's newest department stores. The bandits, well dressed and wearing sun glasses, es- caped in a stolen auto which they quickly abandoned. a THE GUARD, Converse Smallwood, 43, was in grave condition at Mission Emer- gency Hospital with four bul- let wounds in his chest, abdo- men and an arm. A Brink's employe for three years, Smallwood spent 20 years in the Army. He has (Continued Page A-3, Col. THREE MONTHS ON STONE WHERE TO FIND IT B-4 to 11. A-4, 5. B-12. B-4. A-7. Shipping B-4. B-2, 3. A-2.' TWes, TV, B-12. Durable Rock Sitter Braves Desert Heat APPLE VALLEY Now it's rock-sitting. Jim Coble's been perched on a 60-foot high stone in Southern California's Mo- jave Desert since July 3. He's getting a day for it and he says he's going to stay up there three months. "I've got tremendous will says the red-beard- ed 33-year-old former Flor- ida carpenter who came to California looking for a job. What's he doing up there? It was the idea of Mike Dressier, who runs a west- ern village at Dead Man's Point. He wanted something different for tourists to look at. Coble's "tremendous will power" has carried him through the searing desert heat, withering winds and the nuisances of rats and flying ants. Most of the time he can't even talk to the sightseers at the base of the rock. The wind drowns their voices. Coble's only contact with the ground is a cable on which he draws up food and other necessities in a bucket. He has erected a pole on which he raises the Ameri- can flag every day. Castro Charges U.S. Officials in Plots HAVANA Castro today accused American offi- cials of aiding conspirators against Cuba's revolutionary regime. The bearded premier was in an alternating angry and laughing mood as he appeared before a nationwide television audience to tell how the counter-revolutionary plot was crushed. CASTRO denounced Do minican Republic strongman 4 Members of Lakewood :amily Killed 5 Others Hurt in Wyoming and Calif. Accidents Highway accidents in iming and north of Santa Barbara have claimed tha ives of six Long Beach area csidenls. A Lakewood couple and wo of their four children vere fatally injured Friday night when their car rolled over on U. S. Highway 85 about 15 miles north of Cheyenne, Wyo. Two Long Beach residents died in a high-speed collision on U. S. Highway 101 neat Buellton, 35 miles north of Santa Barbara. t DEAD IN the Wyoming ac- cident: Robert C. Dunning, about 40, of 6711 Eberle St., Lake- wood. His wife, Myrtle, 36. Both died instanly. Their daughters, Lou Ann, 4, and Catherine, 8, who died early this morning in Laramia County Memorial Hospital. Dead in the other mishap: David Mcllonie, 17, of 4711 Cervato Ave. John Martin Fleming, 31( of 5456 Olive Ave. FIVE PERSONS were in- jured in the two accidents. All six Dunnings wera thrown out of their car and lay unnoticed on the cold, damp Wyoming prairie for about three hours until a passing truck driver spotted the wreckage. A son, Charles, II, and a daughter, Pat, 1, were report- ed in serious condition in the Laramie hospital. The Wyoming Highway Pa- trol said the driver apparent- ]y fell asleep at the wheel. It has not yet been deter- mined who was driving. THE ACCIDENT occurred about p.m. Friday but was not discovered until mid- night. After the truck driver (Continued Page A-3, Col. 1) One Fire Still Raging SAN FRANCISCO Only one major fire continued to wreak destruction in Cali- fornia today. Almost 600 firefighters were unable to quell.a Generalissimo Rafael L. Tru- jillo as "the financial boss of ali those, who are plotting against us." He also sharply criticized the United States, charging Cuban war criminals who had taken refuge there were per- mitted to do as they like. He declared airplanes based in Miami have made repeated flights to Cuba dropping anti- government leafiaU pick- ing up war criminals. aero fire 50 miles northeast of Eureka that has consumed more than five million board feet of fir in. Six Rivers Na- tional Forest. Value of timber was estimated at The fire was raging through almost inaccessible terrain. A drizzly fog aided fire- fighters beat down a 500- acre brush fire in Cajon .Pass, north of San Bernardino, Fri- day.