Press-Telegram (Newspaper) - December 4, 1959, Long Beach, California
IKE GIVEN RAINY WELCOME IN ITALY The Soulhland't Finest Evening Newspaper LONG BEACH 12, CALIF., FRIDAY, DECEMBER Vol. LXXII-No. 262____________ TELEPHONE HE 5-1161 PRICE 10 CENTS 44 PAGES HOME EDITION (Six Editions Daily) CLASSIFIED HE 2-5959 COHEN FRISKED AT POLICE STATION Ex-convict Mickey.Cohen gets a close check by Dell Costillo, a Los Angeles jail officer, as he is booked on suspicion of Wirephoto.) RR Collision Injures 3 at frano By BILL DUNCAN SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO freight trains, moving slowly on a grade near here early today, collided head on derailing 30 cars and ripping up 250 feet of track. Three persons were injured. The injured were listed by Santa Fe officials as .J. H. Hopkins, 44, an engineer ol H460 Elizabeth St., Norwalk; E. J. Pritchett, 34, a fireman of 1271 Citrus Dr., La Habra: and E. V. Harrington, 67, an engineer of San Bernardino. Santa Fe Railroad officials explained the accident oc- curred at a.m. when two diesel engines collided on the grade one mile south of the San Juan Capistrano Mission. They were traveling at about 15 miles per hour and visibility was hampered by patches of fog. ONE ENGINE was pulling 37 cars northbound from San Diego to San Bernardino. The other deisel was towing 39 cars and was en route from San Bernardino to San Diego. Officials said the south- bound train was supposed to pull off on a siding two miles north of San Juan Capistrano to allow the northbound train' a through route. There was a mixup in signals and the two trains met head on. The crew of the south- bound train leaped from the train cab before the collision. Jail Cohen, Date, 18, Pals in Hood Killing SHERMAN OAKS (AP) Underworld figure Mickey Cohen 'and several cronies were locked up today in the killing of a hoodlum who died as he lived POLICE AGENCIES, upon learning of the head on col- lision, dispatched ambulances from all South Coast Orange County communities when they first believed the wreck involved a passenger train. The three injured men were given emergency treat- ment at South Coast Com munity Beach, Hospital in Laguna then transferred to the Santa Fe Hospital, Los Angeles. Hospital authorities today described the injuries suf- fered by the three men as minor and said they would be released X-rays. later today after Four Navy Airmen Given Up for Lost HONOLULU (UPl) Navy airmen who bailed out over the Pacific a week ago were given up for lost today. Weather Fog near the coast late and early Satur- day. Otherwise clear and slightly warmer. Maxl- m u m temperature by noon today: 68. Blast Rips Big Tanker in Atlantic NORFOLK, Va. explosion split the hull and deck of a big tanker in the Atlantic off North Carolina today, but the Coast Guard said there were no injuries. A'Coast Guard plane on the scene radioed than an ex- plosion had ripped through the ship's forward section, splitting the hull and deck at a point 60 feet from the ship's bow. THE TANKER, the SS Gulf Tiger, was in no immediate danger of sinking, the Coast Guard said. Another tanker, the Louisiana Sun, was stand- ing by along with the plane. Three helicopters and three Coast Guard cutters also sped to the scene. The tanker was bound from Philadelphia to Gulfport Miss., in calm seas. A Coast Guard spokesman said this in- dicated it was empty since Gulfport is an oil center and Philadelphia a receiving port. The Gulf Tiger was located about 170 miles south-south- east of Norfolk and 65 miles east of Cape Lookout, N. C. CG Vessel. Japan Ship Crash in Fog ASTORIA, Ore. A Coast Guard buoy tender slashed into the side of a Jap- anese freighter on the fog- covered Columbia River just off Astoria in darkness early today. THE FREIGHTER, a 234 Foot refrigerator vessel, the Meiko Maru of Tokyo, was liit amidships on the star- board side and a 12-foot gash was opened just forward of the engine room. The No. 2 hold was flooded. The Coast Guard vessel, the 180-foot Mallow, made it to idr normal berth at Tongue Point Naval Station near here with an 8-foot hole in the sow, starting just below thd water line. There was little looding. The Meiko Maru anchored at the edge of ,the channel with the Coast Guard cutter Yocona tied to her and three other Const Guard vessels standing by. tough guy. Jack Whalen, 41, a bookie known for brutality, was shot in the head Wednesday night. Cohen sat six feet away CLARETTA HASHAGEN Didn't See Gunman the crowded Italian restaurant here. Police booked on suspicion of murder: Cohen; Miss Claretta (Sandy) Hashagen, 18-year-old dancer-model, his date; George Bart Piscitelle, alias George Perry, 28, of Beverly Hills; and Tony Reno, 25, singer known also as An- thony Amereno. THE BOOKINGS admitted- ly were intended to give po- lice a chance to question the prisoners at length. Cohen denied any part in the kill- ing. Stories of the killing varied (Continued Page A-5, Col. 1) WHERE TO FIND IT First witness takes stand today as trial of uranium pro- moter gets under way. Story on page A-10. Beach B-l. Hal B-9. B-9. D-2 to 12. C-6, 7. C-6. Death B-2. B-8. B-3. Shipping D-2. C-l to 4. C-5. Tides, TV, D-I. Earl B-9. B-5, 6, 7. Top 'Military Men Guests of Air Firm Twining Among Those Entertained at Bahamas Isle WASHINGTON (UPI) House investigators releasec testimony today showing that Gen. Nathan F. Twining chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, was among high mili- tary officers'entertained by a big missile contractor at pl'ush Bahamas resort. The Martin Co., of Balti- more, told a House Armec Services subcommittee that r spent on gay week- end golfing parties for nine generals, nine admirals am other guests. Air Force Secretary James H. Douglas and Elwood- R Quesada, head of the Federal Aviation Agency, also'sam pled the defense firm's hos- pitality, although Douglas paid his own expenses. Que- sada, a former Air Force officer, was serving as Presi dent Eisenhower's aviation adviser at the time. MARTIN, WHICH produces the Titan missile and has about 800 million dollars worth of defense contracts was host for the fun-in-the sun outings at the exclusive Cotton Bay Club on the island of Eleutheria. George M'." Bunker, Martin board chairman, told the serv- ices sub-committee there was nothing unethical about en- tertaining military brass. He said he couldn't believe "any- body is going to think they are unduly influenced because they played golf" with him. But subcommittee Chair- man F. Edward Hebert (D-La) commented, "I dare say 90 per cent of the American pub- lic immediately- thinks they are being influenced." Hebert said it may be all (Continued on Pg. A-4, Col. 6) PRESIDENT EISENHOWER and President Giovanni Gronchi (right) of Italy stand at attention as U. S. national anthem is played on their arrival at Quir- inal Palace in Rome, residence of the Italian President. In background is Lt. Col. Vernon Walters, Eisenhower's interpreter. President is starting 11-nation Wirephoto via radio from Rome.) WASHINGTON United S tates today sent a 55 miles in a space capsule such as will be used for later attempts to put a man in space. The capsule, released from its rocket, parachuted into the Atlantic Ocean about 200 miles offshore. A.Navy plane spotted it there and a destroyer speeded to recover it. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration said the destroyer Borie was assigned to attempt the re- covery. The Borie radioed she had pulled the capsule aboard on schedule. Officers aboard estimated it would be an hour or two before the capsule Noted Comedienne Roseffa DyncoBi Dies CHICAGO Rosetta Duncan, 58, one of the famed Duncan sisters, veteran vaudeville comedy team, died today of injuries suffered in an automobile acci- ROSETTA DUNCAN Injuries Fatal in suburban was at her Fog Closes Airports in L B. and L A. Thick coastal fog, which closed Long Beach Municipal and Los Angeles drownecj today whenitoP in 1923 with-a blackface al airports late Thursday, dis-their father's auto plunged'act> "Topsy and adaptec sipated early today, leaving into the Cuyahoga River near......" sunny skies and during a high-speed dent Tuesday. Miss Duncan, who suf- fered fractures of both legs, at least 10 ribs and internal in- juries, died in MacNea! Memorial Hospital in subur- ban Berwyn. She had not re- gained consciousness since the accident about 3 a.m Tuesday, hospital officials said. Miss IJuncan was injured when the car she was driving struck a bridge post in subur- ban Cicero. She was alone in the car, driving to the home of friends after appearing with her sister, Vivian, 60, at a night club Lyons. Vivian sister's bedside when she died. Auto Plunges Info River, 2 Tots Drown MANTUA, Ohio (UPI) Two children were trapped'team 41 years. They hit the THE DUNCAN SISTERS had been a show business in the high 60s. Thirty incoming airliners, 18 of them jets, were diverted to Ontario by the fog which billowed in from the ocean throughout the night. Road traffic along coastal highways was cut to a crawl. Patchy fog conditions are forecast for tonight. GENERALLY SUNNY weather was predicted by the U. S. Weather Bureau throughout today and Satur- day, warming Saturday. High temperature forecast for Long Beach: 68. Interior and desert regions were expected to be clear to- night and Saturday, with tem- peratures cooling, 60 to 70 chase by sheriff's deputies. The father, Lawrence Pratt, 23, Mantua, who had recently been charged with child ne- glect, sat on top of the par- tially submerged vehicle curs- ing deputies for their failure to rescue the children, Laura, 2, and Robert, eight months. was opened whether Sam to determine survived Ar- rival of a physician was awaited. The Little Joe Rocke- carrying the capsule was launched at Wallops Island Va., at a.m. Reporting here on the ex periment, NASA said that il went smoothly. A MAIN PURPOSE was to test at high altitude an emergency device for sepa- rating the capsule from the rocket. It said the separating device -called an escape fired when the booster rocket was at an altitude of feet. Presidential Jet Delayed at'Rome Port Flight Marks First Leg of World Peace Jaunt By STAN CARTER ROME Roma President Eisenhower a rainy but warm welcome to- day at the start of his mile "mission of peace and ;ood will." Even the Communists, tak- ing a cue from Nikita S. Khrushchev, joined in the welcome with banners saying: "Communists of Rome Salute President Dwight Eisen- hower." A heavy overcast and the rain resulted in a 20-minute delay in landing. His Air Force jet set up a spray of water as it came to a halt. THE PRESIDENT stood bareheaded in a downpour for a few minutes while the Ital- ian air force band played a few strains of the American and Italian national anthems. The temperature was a chill 48 degrees. Then with his escorting jarty he moved quickly across a soggy beige and red carpet to a covered veranda of the Ciampino Airport for o r m a 1 welcoming cere- nonies. The landing was made on nstruments with ground con- rollers giving instructions, 'or double security. An airport source said the )ilot, Col. William Draper, lad radioed ahead that the electronic landing equipment of the giant 707 jet that Drought the President across :he Atlantic was not working property. But Draper later denied this. HE SAID there had been a from "Uncle Tom's Cabin." They retired in 1942 but came back 10 years later with a new act built around the nostalgia for vaudeville. They opened at a night club in Lyons last summer for a short run. But their show drew big crowds and their engagement was extended. Rosetta's home was in Pratt was able to escape from! North Hollywood, Calif. the auto by his own efforts. Ivivian lives in Sherman Oaks. The capsule coasted on up- ward to a height of 55 miles. When the capsule had de- scended to an altitude of 000 feet, a small parachute opened to' stabilize its descent. At feet, the main parachute opened and low- ered the capsule into the water. A Navy patrol plane sight- ed the capsule at a.m., (Continued Page A-5, Col. 2) "momentary difficulty" with the radar at the Ciampino control tower, but this quickly cleared up. He said the plane could have made an instru- ment landing with its own electronics gear even without ground control. The President told his greeters his message for each Continued on A-4, Col. 1.) 27, Kills Self, 4 Children in Auto BUMBLE BEE, Ariz. (UPI) 27 year old mother killed herself and her four small children by directing auto exhaust into her closed car, sheriff's deputies re- ported today. The bodies of Mrs. Adell Tischler and her three daughters and one son, aged 1 to 7, were found Thursday in the car in a sandy ditch fay a dirt road south of this cen- tral Arizona community. Deputies said Mrs. Tischler and her husband, Lindy, had been having domestic troubles. Mays, Wife to Live inN.r.AfterS.F.Snub SAN FRANCISCO After the 1959 season Mays Willie Mays have decided and his to make wife and their his wife looked for a peratures cooling, su to io_ imme me i home on the peninsula south in the upper valleys and 72'Permanent home m New York Vnnflmt hll. withnil. to 82 in the lower encountering housing Winds are expected in most sections Saturday. Secretary Benson troubles in the San Francisco area. The San Francisco Giants centerfielder sold his house on fashionable Miraloma Dr. If to a corporation executive, under unite WASHINGTON W> Sec- retary of Agriculture Ezra Taft Benson underwent sur- gery for removal of the gall real estate dealer announced. The Negro baseball star bought the house in the all- white neighborhood for 500 in 1957 over the protest bladder today at Walter Reedjof some neighbors. The only Army Hospital. His condition afterward was reported good. The hospital said the one and a half-hour operation incident ever reported was when someone tossed a bottle through n window of the house after the Giants lost a was performed by the Army'si baseball game. Mays said a surgeon general, Lt. Leonard D. Hcaton. Gen.'iiote in the bottle 'made ref- erence to his race. of San Francisco but without success. Herb Caen, San Francisco Chronicle' columnist, said to- day: "Marghuerite and, Willie Mays, who just sold their house on Miraloma, will live in a rented apartment here during baseball cause Hillsborough, where they wanted to live, gave them The Brush. Sighs Mar- ghuerite: 'We probably could have found a place around there somewhere, but I can't face another "brcaklng-in" period to convince our neigh- bors that Willie and I are al- most human'." Round-Clock Talks WASHINGTON three-week good will mis- chief industry negotiator to- day rejected President Eisen- hower's call for around-the- clock steel labor negotiations. R. Conrad Cooper, execu- tive vice president of U. S. Steel, told reporters "continu- ous hours of meetings do not necessarily mean effective collective bargaining." Director Joseph F. Finne- gan of the Federal Mediation Service, presiding over cur- rent peace talks, had indicat- ed he was inclined against trying to force around-the- clock sessions. "I'LL SCHEDULE meetings as they seem most produc- he said. Eisenhower, in his nation- wide address Thursday night, called for around the clock bargaining to end the steel stalemate. He said the dispute was hampering progress of the entire economy. He called for a prompt settlement, pref- erably before his return from sion abroad. Cooper met with Finegan for nearly two hours this morning. The government peacemaker was to meet witH union representatives this afternoon. Further bargaining sessions were indicated Satur- day. Cooper, asked about Eisen- hower's call for around-the- clock sessions, said "I think the great need is quality of negotiations, not quantity. >it "I THINK experience demonstrates that when peo- ple are brain weary by too many hours their judgment is not good and mistakes are made." Cooper said the issues in- volved in the steel dispute are too Important to the nation and all concerned to have anything but the best conclusions, There was no sign of any change by cither side in their positions as a result of Eisen- hower's plea for a speedy agreement.