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Press-Telegram (Newspaper) - August 24, 1959, Long Beach, California SCREAMING DSC COED SLAIN IN FIANCE'S LA. APARTMENT Victim Loses Frantic Try to 13 STEPS TO DEATH .Covered with a sheet, the body of Linda Edna Martin, 21, lies at the foot of 13 stairs. She fled down the stairs Sunday night in futile attempt to elude knife-wielding attacker. A policeman is checking the crime Wirephoto.) STARTED IN PADDED CELL 8-Death Jail Blaze Laid to Cigarette TOMS RIVER, N. J. trusty gave the in- mate of a padded cell smoking materials, and the act of kindness inadvertently led to a fire that killed eight inmates of the Ocean County Jail, Prosecutor Howard 6 Saw Out of Prison, 5 Captured FORT MADISON, IOWA, on both sides of the sought-today the last of .six Iowa convicts who sawed their way out of the state penitentiary Sunday. It was the second escape from the century-olc gray-walled institution in three months. Four long-term prisoners similarly sawed through outside window bars after overpowering guards last June. They were recap tured the next day. Illinois. State Police today seized Charles Robert Waller- ick, 25, in Dallas City, across Ihe river from here. STILL AT LARGE was Arllie Harrison Elliott, 25 who drove a-stolen car through a police roadblock north of. here and then ftec on fool after crashing the bullet punctured auto in a ditch. Three of the convicts'held a .minister's wife .and her three children hostage for more than two and a half hours before they gave up Sunday. Although threatened the family was not hurt. The other prisoner was captured in the woods near Ihe. prison shortly after the a. m. break Sunday. The six men, armed with homemade knives, broke out during prison church services "This is damned embarrass- (Continued Page A-3, Col. 2) Ewart said today. Ewart mined trusties gave either a lighted cigarette or a cigarette and matches to the prisoner in whose cell the blaze erupted. liwart's office was one of several agencies investigating Sunday's firaat the two-story jail. The blaze injured 15 persons. arid (Continued Page A-3, Col. 5) said it was deter-; that one of two Police Quiz, Free Graduate Student in Knife Slaying LOS ANGELES An unknown attacker stabbed a screaming coed to death in an apartment a few blocks from the University of South- ern California Sunday night Miss Linda Edna Martin 21, a music major, lost a frantic attempt to flee from her assailant when she col lapsed at a door she couldu'l open in her fright. The girl bled to death from stab wound in the chest soon after two policemen ar- rived: They were called by a leighbor who heard hei screams. She was nude, lying at thi oot of 13 steps leading to an apartment occupied by G Robert Kinzie, 27, a graduate art student. Kinzie told po ice Inspector Tom Reddin h and Miss Martin had plannet q marry this year. She hai v key- to his apartment. THE COED apparently attacked in the apartment where she had been alone, po ice said. Splashes of bloo' on the wall and stairwaj marked her flight to the out side door where she pounde m vain "on the window ir what Sgt. William Tomano vich said was a panic-stricke attempt to get out; He sai BETHLEHEM SAID the walkout would delay comple tion of the tanker Challenger, launched las week, and construction of two new cargo vessels for American President Lines The strike also stops work on conversion of the cruiser Oklahoma City to a guidec missile vessel. LINDA E. MARTIN Knife Wounds Fatal ever, to open the locked doo from the inside. She broke the glass wit her hands, cutting them, an then fell screaming at th foot of the door. Police sai her assailant slipped out th apartment's other door, ap parcntly taking the murde weapon with him. It was believed to be weapon with a narrow blade DETECTIVES SAID th woman's clothes were neatl hung in a closet. The stabbin (Continued Page A-3, Col. 5 fhe SotriMewMfc Finest Evening Newspaper LONG BEACH 12, CALIF., MONDAY, AUGUST Vol. 174 PRICE 10 CENTS 28 PAGES TELEPHONE HE 5-1161 HOME EDITION (Six Editions Daily) CLASSIFIED HE 2-5959 HUNDREDS OF CARS were swamped by a four-hour downpour in Detroit, Mich., as the Edsel Ford Ex- pressway became a churning river with a 12-foot depth Sunday. Motorists climbed atop car roofs and .were, rescued by a harbormaster police powerboat. Sections of the expressway were .still closed today as the city mopped Press Wirephoto.) Vice Arrest Plot Charged by Divorcee Witness in Lewd Cartoon Case Says She Was Drugged SANTA attrac- tive 31-year-old divorcee scheduled as a key prosecu- tion witness in the lewd lit- erature case against million- aire Russell Black, today as- serted she was drugged and shanghaied into a prostitu- tion arrest Sunday two private detectives. Orange County Dist. Ally, Kenneth Williams told re- porters he was investigating her allegation that private in- vestigators C. R. Brown and Marion Tatum had cooper- ated with the Stanlon Polica Department on her arrest and that they were hired by Black and his attorney, City Coun- cilman Stanley Gould. Williams said that the probe would be into the cir- cumstances surrounding the arrest of Mrs. Marion Moss- man of Costa Mesa at the Rivera Motel. Williams said attorney Gilbert Mueller, rep- resenting Mrs. Mossman, had made the allegation to him. a THE ARREST was made by Sgt. Don Jones of the Stanton Police Department after he said he received a tip from Tatum. Sgt. Jones said when he crashed into the motel room, he found Mrs. Mossman disrobed and private detective Brown who was still fully 11 NumbersKEEP PLANS SECRET Winners in 1 Day Eleven new numbers in The Press-Telegram's Lucky So- cial Security Numbers Con- test are announced today. AH you have to do to enter is to print your Social Se curily number, name and ad- dress on a postcard and mail it to: Social Security Num- bers, Independent, Press-Tele- gram, 604 Pine Ave., Long Beach 12. If your number is drawn, bring your Social Se curity card and identification to the I, P-T. Here are the new numbers (deadline Wednesday, Aug. 26, 5 569-26-9497 266-01-89S9 549-40-8415 547-58-1277 564-10-4282 445-16-4476 548-38-0828 552-34-7911 548-56-8082 443-26-0299 433-40-3532 Steve, Anne Arrive, Want to Vanish' NEW YORK and Mrs. Steven Rocke- feller, the millionaire's son and the family maid he wooed and won in a modern fairy tale romance, ar- rived from the bride's native Norway today to set forth SEN. FONG WINS LONG TERM Congress Seats 3 WASHINGTON (UPI) The three members of Con- gress-from the new state of Hawaii were sworn into of- fice today. The first official act 'for the two new senators was to participate in a lot- tery. Sen. Hiram L. Fong first man of Chinese ancestry ever to sit in the Senate, won a coin toss and a drawing to become the 50th state's "sen- ior" senator with almost a six-year term. t HIS COLLEAGUE, Sen. Oren E. Long drew him- self a four-year term. The two senators drew lots for the length of their.terms after being sworn in the Senate's 99th and 100th mem- bers. They could have been six, four or two years. Two historic mahogany bal- lot boxes held the answer to how long a term awaited each of the new senators. Long, having earlier lost a coin toss for seniority, drew first from a box which held one blank card and another signifying a six-year term ending Jan. 2, 1966. He drew the blank. After Fong picked the six- year card, Long drew from the other box which held cards for a "four-year" term ending Jan.. 2, 1963, and a "two-year" term ending Jan. 2, 1961. He got the four-year card. Long and Fong were sworn in by Vice President Richard M. Nixon at p. m., 20 minutes after Speaker Sam Rayburn swore in Democrat Daniel K. Inouye as Hawaii's first elected House member. Spectators in the crowded Senate (he families of the senators: during the cere- mony and took part in sus- tained applause afterward. S O PONG'S SIX-YEAR term brought hearty applause from the Republican side of the aisle. But the Democrats were just as vigorous in ap plauding Long's selection of a four rather than two-year term. Fong, who brought the Sen- ate's Republican membership to 35, was escorted to Nixon's chair by GOP Leader Everett M. Dirksen Long, No. 65 on ths Democratic of the aisle, was escorted by Major- ity Leader Lyndon B. Johnson A number of Hawaiians were in the galleries, s o m e wearing leis. Hawaiian en thusiasts later distributed leis to the desks of the new sena- tors. In the House, applause greeted Inouye from both sides as he took his seat in the front row the 437th member of the House and the first American of Japanese ancestry elected to Congress. .A number of rushed up to shake Irioiiye's hand. The congressman from the 50fh state is a one-arm veteran of World War II. He lost his right arm in a grenade explosion. 4th Atlas Shot in Row Works OK CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. Air Force fired its fourth straight successful on an American honeymoon. Four New Fires Hit by Winds SAN FRANCISCO UP) Strong winds sent flames rag- ing across acres of brush near Healdsburg in So- noma County, adding to a Fresh fire menace in Northern California. At least four separate fires were reported today. The Sonoma County blaze destroyed a cabin and threat- ened other structures. Another fire is roaring ihrough Mendocino National Forest, where a fire-control officer said smoke is so thick an accurate acreage estimate "s impossible. He said at least 200 acres of pine timber were involved. ONE HUNDRED San Quen tin convicts were sent to help battle the blaze. In Lake County, near Lower Lake, some residents were advised to evacuate their homes as two separate fires sped through nearly 700 acres. More than 250 men brought a brush fire under control in Los Padres National Forest Sunday after it had burned 800 acres. The fire started Saturday near Clear Creek, just south of Highway 166. T li e newlywcds and the .room's parents, Gov. and Mrs. Nelson A. Rockefeller, 'lew in at Idlewild Airport at hours late be- cause of plane trouble in leav- ng Europe Sunday night. They were greeted by about 50 reporters and photograph- ers, plus a scattering of spec- tators. ON THE PLANE with the jridal doubtless well pleased by their good "ortune in getting to accom- pany more than (Continued Page A-3, Col. 4) Weather- Increasing night and morning low clouds but otherwise mostly clear through Tuesday. Little change in temperature. clothed. Sgt. Jones said he confis- cated the woman's ments, plus a bill, alleg- edly paid her Meanwhile Brown and Tatum admitted they had (Continued Page A-3, Col, 1) today and moved the war rocket a notch Atlas giant closer to operational status. The present timetable calls for the Atlas to be ready for military use by the first of next month. The Air Force announced shortly after today's .launch- ing that preliminary instru mentation indicated the huge missile "appeared to achieve its test objectives." If all went right, recovery ships would try to retrieve a data capsule set to pop out of the missile's nose cone near Ascension Island, miles away. Earthquake, Rain Shock Southlanders Two earthquake and residents-Sun- day as the area registered a mild break in the current heal wave, A trace of rain fell at sev- eral places in Long Beach and the surrounding areas Sun- day morning, but weather ex- perts said the break in the heat was only temporary. 3redictions are for increasing night and early-morning low clouds, otherwise mostly sun- ny today and Tuesday, with a high of about 88. AN EARTHQUAKE, not powerful enough to do any damage, shook the area about 9 a.m. Dr. Charles Richter of the California Institute of Tech- nology said the: quake, felt strongly in Fullerton, Ana- heim, East Whittier and Po- mona, was recorded at the In- stitute at a.m. with meas- ured intensity of 3.7 on .the Richter scale. WHERE TO FIND IT Special car is being built in Germany in which Presi- dent Eisenhower and Chancel- lor Adenauer will ride on Ike's arrival at Bonn. Story on Page C-5. NEWLYWEDS ARRIVE IN U. S. Steven Rockefeller and his wife, Anne Marie, walk from plane after arrival in New York today from Norway. The couple, wed Saturday, plans U. S. honeymoon.-He is son of New York Gov. Nelson Wirephoto.) Beach Combing...Page B-l Hal Boyle........Page A-3 Bridge..........Page A-S Classified. .Pages to 11 Comic........-Page R4, 7 Crossword ......Page M Death B-2. Editorial........Page A-4 B-2. Shipping Table.. .Page C-S Sport s...... C-1 to 4 Theaters........ .Page C-5 Tides, C4 TV, Radio.......PageOl) Women......Pages B-4, X ....PajtA-J ;