Press-Telegram (Newspaper) - December 5, 1959, Long Beach, California
DESERT WINDS DAMAGE SOUTHLAND MONKEY ALIVE. CHIPPER Sam Gefs Examination After Flight to Space THE SPACE CAPSULE in which Sam, the space monkey, rode 55 miles into the sky is hoisted from the USS Borie to the USS Tidewater at Va. Sam was on his way to a medical Wirephoto) louisianans Voting on Long Successor NEW ORLEANS voters ignored cloudy and misty weather over most of the state and jammed the polling places today to vote on a successor Cohen Due in Probe of Killing LOS ANGELES The county grand jury, armed with subpoenas for ex-gam- bling boss Mickey Cohen andi a score of other witnesses, probes a gangland slaying next week. Cohen was freed from jailjof local office-holders Friday night, along with his will be nominated. to Gov. Earl K. Long. Reports from key cities in the state indicated the vote in the Democratic first pri- NORFOLK, Va. the space monkey, came ashore today, alive, chipper and an honorary member of the destroyer's crew which plucked him from the Atlan- tic Ocean after a 55-mile high rocket ride. Sam and the Project Mer- cury capsule in which he took his dizzy spin arrived at this port city aboard the stroyer Borie. The destroyer had fished HOME The Southland's Finest Evening Newspaper LONG BEACH 12, CALIF., SATURDAY, DECEMBER 22 PAGES _______, TELEPHONE HE 5-1161 PRICE 10 CENTS EDITION (Six Editions Daily] Vol. 263 CLASSIFIED HE 2-5959 Ike Promise to Strong West 2-Day Rome Conferences Completed President Vows No Sacrifice of Allied Solidarity ROME UP) President Eisenhower tonight ended a two-day round of talks with Italian leaders with reported agreement that the West must bolster its defensive might despite Moscow's cur- rent campaign of soft talk. A final two-hour review of East-West issues wound up the official phase of Eisen- hower's good visit to Rome. Afterward, the smiling American president left to at- tend a farewell dinner at the Villa Taverna, residence of the U.S. ambassador. Eisen- hower is host at the dinner for Italian leaders. EISENHOWER, Italian President Giovanni Gronchi and Prime Minister Antonio Segni were to issue a "join! communique tonight outlin- ing results of their three sep- de-iarate conferences. I In advance of this, the mary would exceed even thejSam and the capsule from 12- estimates of a record high waves three hours after they were zoomed aloft by a Little Joe rocket from Wallops Island, Va., at a.m. Friday. The capsule is the kind future space men will ride in their first at- tempts to orbit the earth. :S 3 THE MONKEY was met by A RECORD 11 candidates iMaj. Cloid Green, an Air are in the governor's race. j Force physician from the Avi- Other top state officials, ajation School of Medicine at Veteran observers in sev- eral cities termed it the heavi- est voting ever for the morn- ing hours. Every voting place reported long lines of voters waiting to use the voting ma- chines. No incidents were reported. 18-year-old girl-friend and a crony. They had been held on suspicion of murder. They were sitting a few feet away Wednesday night when Jack (The Enforcer) Whalen, a hoodlum notorious for his viciousness, got a bul- let in his forehead. The shooting took place atj a crowded restaurant in sub- urban Sherman Oaks. STILL HELD on traffic warrants was cafe singer Anthony Amereno, also known as Tony Reno, 24. Po- lice continued their search for Sam Frank Locigno, de- scribed as Cohen's "constant and Joseph de Carlo, a theatrical agent who (Continued Page A-2, Col. 2) new legislature and hundredsjBrooks Air Force Base, San also'Antonio, Tex. Immediately he was carried, still encased Democratic nomination Louisiana amounts to tion. in a small cylindrical cham- elec-lber and covered with a blan- ket, to Langley Air Force Five of the candidates forjBase, Va. From the Langley governor are seasoned cam- paigners. POLITICIANS and (Continued Page A-2, Col. 5) WHERE TO FIND IT A-4, 5. B-4 to 11. B-2. B-4. Death B-4. B-3. Shipping B-4 A-6, 7, 8. A-8. Tides, TV, B-12. Vital laboratories of the National Aeronautics and Space Agency, he's due to be flown publicjto Brooks. After Sam and his capsule were removed from the Borie, ship's officers and men and NASA officials said he was mighty lively and very President assured the Italian leaders the United States never would sacrifice West- ern unity for the sake of a quick and easy deal with the Soviet Union. The President made the pledge to Premier Antonio Segni on the second day ofi his visit to Rome, first stopj on his 11-nation mission of! peace. Trees, Signs, ower Poles Slown Down Roofs Lifted Off Homes; Windows and Doors Broken Desert winds with gusts up ,o 60 miles an hour blew dust and damage into the South- and today. Power poles, trees, Christ, mas decorations and signs were blown down in the foot, hill areas, ranging from San Fernando east to Fontana. Hard hit was the Sunland- Tujunga area, where roofs were lifted off two houses. There were numerous reports of broken windows and doors. The California Highway Patrol warned trailers to stay off Pacific Coast Hwy. north of Malibu and Foothill Blvd. and San Bernardino Freeway in the Claremont and Upland areas. In Orange County, trees were uprooted. Orchardists Feared the losses might be heavy in some sections. Avo- cado and orange trees were bearing fruit when hit by gales. A CHINESE JUNK was blown from its mooring at tha Balboa Bay Club dock in New- port Beach Friday. It sprang a leak and sank, according to owners James B. Patterson and Thomas V. Belcher, both of Los Angeles. Small-craft warnings were hoisted from Point Concep- tion to the Mexican border.- Dust reduced visibility to near zero in some northeast sections of Orange County. Winds made the range so dry that the Weather Bureau is- sued a special fire danger warning for the entire South- land. The forecast calls for warm- er Sunday with diminishing winds. PRESIDENT ATTENDS ROME RECEPTION Smiling President Eisenhower is accompanied by Donna Carla Gronchi (cen- wife of the Italian president, and Mrs. John Eisenhower, wife of Eisen- hower's son, as he leaves dinner room at Rome's Quirinal Palace Friday night. They attended a gala reception for Wirephoto) EARLIER, the President (Continued on Pg. A-2, Col. 1) 2ND THOUGHT (Continued Page A-2, Col. 3) earner Clear tonight, Sunday. Local northeast diminishing Sunday. Low tonight 52. Little Warm- er Sunday. Boy Returns Gets Then NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (UPI) Eleven year old Robert Mendes found a woman's wallet containing in cash while walk- ing along his paper route. After examining papers in the wallet Friday, the youngster telephoned Mrs. Ann da Rocha to tell her he had found her money. She came to his home, got the wallet, and handed Robert a bill. Minutes later, she again rang the doorbell and asked Robert to give back the re- ward. He did. The woman then handed him a bill. PAIR OF MYSTERY SANTA CLAUS 'HELPERS' Bills Given Away to Poor r ATLANTA "Who the heck was ever able to catch Santa That was the reaction of one frustrated policeman after a well dressed white man and a Negro handed out thousands of dollars worth of bills Friday in Atlanta and Birmingham, Ala. Officers were unable to find the pair but the per- sons who received the bills didn't care. There was whooping and hollering in the streets and joy in many a homo. Atlanta police estimated was handed out' in two Negro neighborhoods. Birmingham officers report- ed at least 20 of the hills were distributed to Ne- groes in that city. ;t NOBODY KNEW who the men were or why they were giving the money away. Lt. H. J. Copeland of the At- lanta police said he learned they were driving a 1955 model car with a Maryland license pHatc. The license tag brought to mind the rich Bal- timore man who handed out bills to the poor of that city three weeks ago. Arthur D. Foster III, 27, went from door to door giving away the money. All he asked was "Are you and "Will you use the money for a good pur- Friends .of Foster, who declined to be identified by name, said Friday night in Baltimore they felt he was the man giving away mon- ey in Atlanta and Birming- ham. THEY POINTED out he owned a 1055 model car and left Balliniorc about R week ago saying he prob- ably would head south. Many of the bills dis- tributed in Atlanta and Bir- mingham were in white en- velopes with the words "Look inside" written on them. In Birmingham, some of the money was slipped un- der doors. There also were reports of money being handed out in the streets. Some passersby in At- lanta told Secret Service agents the man who gave them the money said "God bless you, Merry Christ- mas." Plane Lost Gyofemola in Canada, Cuba 7 Aboard Gains VAL D'OR, Que. twin-engine Beechcraft carry- ing seven persons, including the wife of a Quebec cabinet minister, was reported miss- ing today in a heavily wooded area 50 miles north of here. The plane, owned by the Dan Lamothe Construction Co., was last heard from Fri- Hint in Joint Steel Talk WASHINGTON (UPI) Steel management and union negotiators held today what Federal Mediator Joseph F. Finnegan termed "construe- WASHINGTON charged today tive" talks' that Premier Fidel Castro's brother and another high! FmneSan sald he WOU.W Cuban official are aiding a "Communist and not comment on munist" group bent on overthrowing the Guatemalan Iwhether was mada government. settling long-standing Cuba rejected the charges Guillermo Saenz de contract differences as totally false and said they H., Guatemala's could avert another were made primarily to in fluence Guatemala's congres- sional elections scheduled Sunday. The charges were made before an unusual session of .1 tive. jStrike. He read a note accusing I He said he did not think Raul Castro, Fidel's brothersuch comment would "ad- and armed forces chief, andlvance the possibility of a Ernest (Che) Guevara, head Settlement." i of Cuba's national bank, of supporting a group of Guate- day night while on a 200-milei the Council of the organiza-malans training in Cuba for flight from Opemiska to of American States by Jan attack on Guatemala. D'Or, a mining town 270 miles northwest of Montreal. v THE PLANE carried two crew members and five pas-; sengers, including Mrs. Jacques Miquelon, wife of the solicitor- general of the province of Quebec. The others were not imme- diately identified. The party was reported planning to attend a reception in Chibougamau for Miquelon in honor of his appointment to his cabinet post in Novem- ber. Miquelon was not aboard the plane. He left Quebec City Friday night in another plane. Bomb Threat Halts 5 Airliners in N. Y. NEW YORK bomb ihreat caused a search of five Trans World Airlines planes today. Some of the flights were delayed. The telephoned warning ap- parently was a hoax. No bomb was found. Two of the searched planes were at La Guardia Airport, two at Idlewild Airport, both in New York, and one at Al- Icntown, Pa. 'Ore Lenders' Dine, Raise More By JIM PHELAN SAN ANTONIO, rained bills in Texas Friday night. But they all fell on John Milton Addi- son. The faithful followers of the uranium promoter, who already have loaned him more than dropped another into the till at a plate "defense fund" din- ner. They gave the money to pay Addison's lawyers in his Texas trial for theft by false pretenses. THEY PACKED the main ballroom of the Guntcr Ho- tel, dined on chicken and red snapper, and sang led by a Meth- odist minister from Wau- sau, Wis. Mrs. Majie Tabor, of Dal- las, gave the first and won the honor of escorting Addison to the head table. Some of the people were in The negotiators met with Finnegan for more than two hours. FINNEGAN SAID he would confer with his own media- tion panel Sunday and that the management and labor negotiators would again meet in joint session Monday. Union president James C. McDonald and R. Conrad Cooper, management's bar- 'gaining chief, both declined evening dress, and there ito comment. was a sprinkling of furs. I Finnegan said he thought lit was "decidedly worth- while" to continue the talks.. The conference was the 35 who flew in from Louis- iana. Addison, as usual, wore a sport shirt and no tie. There were 30 "lenders" from Long Beach and vicin- second joint session since tha ity, and a new delegation of government invoked a Taft- Hartley injunction Nov. 7 to end a 116-day walkout which threatens to resume Jan. 26. ONE WELL-HEELED backer put up less- fortunate followers who lacked the tab. Another contributed one of the old-fashioned, jumbo sized bills. He said, "I'm from Texas, where everything is big." Following the dinner, most of A d d i s o n's Long Beach followers returned home aboard the promoter's private DC3 plane. Many plan to return here to tes- ify for the promoter later in the trial. (Story of trial on Page A-3.) U. N. Assembly Sets Debate on Hungary UNITED NATIONS The U. N. announced today the General Assembly will meet at 3 p.m. Monday to debate the question of Hun- gary. Sir Leslie Munro of New Zealand, U. N. special representative on the ques- tion, will present a report in which he speaks of "the mincnt possibility of further executions" of anti-Commu- nists. The debate is expected to run through Tuesday.