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Press-Telegram (Newspaper) - December 7, 1959, Long Beach, California MILLION PAKISTANIS GREAT IKE OVATION The Southland's Finest Evening Newspaper LONG BEACH 12, CALIF., MONDAY, DECEMBER Vol. LXXII-No. 244 TELEPHONE HE 5-1161 PRICE 10 CENTS 38 PAGES HOME EDITION (Six Editions Daily) CLASSIFIED HE 2-5959 Probers Ask 1. A. Medic SSays Storm Toll Why 2-Cent Wife, Beats Girl iin Atlantic, Costs 18 Then Poisons Self Europe at 57 Drug Firm Heed Defends Practice of Big Markups WASHINGTON (UPI) A leading drug manufacturer, zied, LOS ANGELES (AP) A .prominent physician, troubled financially, beat his wife to death with a ham- mer, tried to kill his teenage daughter with the same weapon and later took his own life with drugs. At one point in the fren- told a Senate hearing today his company was fully justi- fied in charging almost 18 cents for an anti-arthri.tis "wonder drug" pill which costs less than two cents to produce. Francis C. Brown, president! predawn attack, Dr Harold N. Perelson, 52, tried to tell one of his children the brutal scene was simply a frightening dream. "Go back to bed, baby this is just a he told a younger daughter who came into the room where ''he was beating 18-year-olc of the Schering Corp., Perelson with the Bloomfield, N.J., said much-hammer. more was involved in figur-j Investigators said they ing drug profits than mere'learned tllat although he a fashionable three- story production expenses. He defended modern drug prices as "pretty reasonable' and said the public in buying drugs "must contribute" theii share to medical research. V ;i: BROWN TOOK issue will the comment of 'Chairman Estes Kefauver (D-Tenn) ol the Senate anti-trust subcom- mittee, that the company's mark up was "an awfully big spread" which seemed ab- normal. In setting the sale price, he said, the company had to take into account the cost of research, which led to the development of drugs. "1 can name at least half a dozen projects where we probably spent 01 more and have nothing to show for it but the experi- Brown said. He said Schering was now on the verge of abandoning one re- search project which may cost as much as None of these setbacks, he said, was reflected in a sub- committee exhibit which showed that Schering sold for 17.9 cents a tablet which costs 1.6 cents to produce. if jj: THE SUBCOMMITTEE said 1he 17.9-cent figure was the wholesale price to druggists. It said the suggested retail price to consumers was 29.8 cents. The drug involved was prednisolone, which Schering markets under the brand name "meticortelone." It is widely used in the treatment of arthritis and other rheu- matic ailments. Brown was the first witness called as the subcommittee opened an extensive investi- gation into the pricing poli- cies of the drug industry. The manufacturer agreed that many people undoubted- ly found it difficult to pay for medicine. But he said they also had trouble paying gro- cery bills and rent. The prob- lem, he said, concerns "inade- quate income rather than ex- cessive prices." home and an apparently suc- cessful practice, the doctor had financial worries. THEY GAVE this account of the murder-suicide: Dr. Perelson awoke about 5 a.m. Sunday, stepped ovei to the twin bed where his wife, Lillian, 42, was sleep- ing and .crushed her. skul with the hammer. Then Tie went into another bedroom where his daughter Judy was sleeping and began beating her with the hammer. Her screams awakened 11- year-old Debbie in a third sedroom on the second story of the home. Debbie investigated and didn't believe her father when he told her it was all a night- mare. Instead of returning to bed, she summoned her brother Joel, 13. THIS DISTRACTION en- abled Judy to flee. She ran to the nearby home of attorney Vlarshall Ross. He called po- lice, put Judy to bed and went over to the Perelson louse. When police arrived they 'ound Dr. Perelson dead in Judy's room. Judy was hospitalized with a skull fracture, severe jruises and cuts. WHERE TO FIND IT Beach B-l. Hal B-7. B-7. D-5 to 9, C-6, 7. B-6. Shipping D-4. D-l to 4. C-8. Tides, Television, C-8) Earl B-7. Vital D-4. B-4, 5. Your A-2. BEQUEST IN L. B. Envelope Will Valid, Says Court A Long Beach woman's will, penciled on the back of an envelope, has been upheld in Los An- geles Superior Court. The document was signed by Mrs. Mildred B. Ryder, 3535 E. Ocean Blvd. She died last April at the age of 65. Mrs. Ryder left to a her chauffeur and handyman, James Barrett, and the rest to a niece, Mrs. Jean Verrill, 40. THE DOCUMENT was contested by a sister of the dead woman, Mrs. Elsie M. Haslett, 69. Mrs. Haslett 'contended her sister merely meant to jot down some notes on the envelope and did not Intend the manu- script to be her will. Superior Judge Newcomb Condee held that the docu- ment met all legal require- ments. He said he doubted Mrs. Ryder would have put her under mere note's. The envelope con- tained a department store bill. JUDY PERELSON Hit With Hammer Solon's Son Killed in PlaneCrash WASHINGTON; N. H. Aiken, 39, only son of Sen. George D. Aiken (R- and one of two com- panions on a short flight from Manchester, N. H., to Spring Field, Vt., were found dead today in the wreckage of their small plane. Search parties located the :odies of Aiken and Arthur Tobin of Huntington Woods, Mich., after Norman 'aulhus, 39, of Charlestown, N. H., the pilot, had walked 'or three hours, despite a crushed chest, to get help. AIKEN AND Tobin were employes of the Fellows Gear ihaper Co. of Springfield. Aiken was a machinist in the experimental department. They were last heard from at p.m. Sunday, 15 min- utes after leaving Manchester. Paulhus was removed to Newport Hospital by police after he reported his two companions were either dead or seriously hurt. Aiken was the only son of the senator who daughters. has three Numerous Vessels in Trouble From Gales, Blizzards LONDON Blizzards and storms of gale force rag- ing across the Atlantic and half a dozen nations of Europe were believed to have claimed 57 lives today. The largest toll was in Greece where a ferry boat was upset by squalls on an artificial lake. Twenty men drowned. Many other vessels were in trouble in the Atlantic and of! the British east coast. An unusual early wintei snow storm tied up sea and land traffic in the Scandinavi- an countries, where six per- sons died. One of the victims was a motorist who died of a heart attack in Denmark as he fought his way from his stranded car. Up to two feet of snow was reported in the Austrian Alps. SEVENTEEN seamen aboard the tug Marialva were fearecl to have been lost off the Portuguese port of Leixoes. The tug was towing a frigate and barge loaded with cement and- salt when it encountered heavy going Sunday night. The entire crew of 12 of the trawler George Robb was given up for dead after the splintered wreck of the 217- ton vessel was found scat- tered along the shore ot Caithness, in northeast Scot- land. Off Flamborough Head (Continued Page A-4, Col. 3) 3 Canadian Towns Cut Off by Storm VANCOUVER, B. C. (UPI) northern British Co- umbia communities were all jut cut off from the outside world today following a storm which derailed trains, washed out highways and airlines. The storm, packing winds up to 55 miles an hour, si-ought more than four inches of rain in 48 hours to the northwestern parts of the province. Thunderous Greetinqs All Along Route Six Black Horses Draw Carriage in Festooned Karachi By WILLIAM L. RYAN KARACHI, Pakistan A million cheering Pakistanis by official President Eisenhower today the most thunderous recep- tion ever accorded a foreign visitor. Shouting, waving people packed the streets and the roads from the airport as Eisenhower arrived, from Tur- key on the third stop of his mission of peace. The President was deeply moved by the outpouring of aifection and called the wel- come said James C. Hagerty, White House press secretary. v GRINNING with delight, the American President stood erect in the back of a white! convertible and waved to the colorfully clad Pakistanis jam- packed along his route into Pakistan's largest city. Each time the American CARRlAtet HIDE IN, PAKISTAN President Eisenhower waves to the crowd as he stands alongside Pakistan's President Mohammed Ayub Khan in horse-drawn carriage after his arrival in Karachi Wirephoto via radio from Karachi.) visitor waved his hat, the crowds responded with de- lighted roars of welcome. "Eisenhower "Long life to the vast throngs roared over and over. The teeming city of two million was festooned for car- nival in honor of its first visil by an American President The Stars and Stripes anc Pakistan's green and white crescent banner waved on al! and tri- host of Turk Welcome to Ike Greatest Ever Accorded Foreign Gyest ANKARA, Turkey Eisenhower took with him from Turkey today memories of the greatest reception ever given a foreign visitor to the Tur- kish capital. Eisenhower termed the welcome he received on his arrival Sunday from Rome "the most stupendous I have eve'" seen in a city of this size." sides, from poles umphal arches. A streamers, of every color ol the rainbow, added to the brilliance of the scene. S: S: KARACHI definitely was happy to see Ike. and Ike to see the city and its people. Thousands of Pakistanis pushed and shoved their way into the broad corner square near the U. S. embassy where the President and his host, President Mohammed Ayub Khan, changed from the au- tomobile to a stately red and ;old presidential coach drawn iy six spanking black horses. Then the majestic, slow pro- cession made its way to the jresidential residence, where Eisenhower will make his leadquarters for his 40-hour Eisenhower and Ayub Khan mmediately began talks on foreign policy questions. (Continued Page A-10, Col. 1) Some high cloudiness but otherwise mostly clear through Tuesday. Slightly cooler Tuesday. CLOAK, DAGGER STUFF' Tiny Transmitter Records Ore Talks By JAMES PHELAN Special to the Press-Telegram SAN ANTONIO trial of uranium promoter John Milton Addison today took a cloak and dagger turn when a woman naval officer testified she secretly recorded, via a tiny radio transmitter concealed in her purse, Addison's claims about his million-dollar empire. The witness, Lt. Cmdr. Laura Wintersteen testified the recorder was furnished by the Texas Department of Public Safety when she at- tended a "presentation" by Addison' at a private home in Corpus Christi on Nov. 21 1958. The transmitter recorded the 31-y e a r-old promoter's statements on a tape recorder n a car outside the house. The recorder was operated by an intelligence officer from the Department of Public Safety, which has been in- vestigating Addison for more than a year. :i: THE RECORDING was marred as evidence by Judge John Onion, but the woman officer was permitted to tes- (Continued Page A-4, Col. 3) ADDISON AND 'SATISFIED LENDERS' John Milton Addison, wearing sports shirt, stands front and center surrounded by his followers from Long Beach area after they attended a dinner al Guntei' Hotel, San Antonio, Tex. The dinner was to boost a "defense fund" for Addison, on trial for theft. For the names of those posing with Addison in I his picture, sec story that starts in adjoining (Staff. Pholo.) Last Rebel Again Ailing, Near Death HOUSTON, Tex. federate veteran Walter W. Williams is dangerously ill again, his doctor disclosed today, and hinted the end is near for the sole survivor of Civil War armed forces. Williams, who celebrated his 117th birthday last Nov. 14 with a gala party attended by more than 600 persons, is running a temperature of 101. "The illness is a combina-: tion of things, including a new onset of said Dr. Russell Wolfe, hisj physician. Estimates of the crowds that cheered him ranged from a police figure of 000 to unofficial tallies of The great share of Ankara's half a million pop- ulation plus uncounted thou- sands from the countryside jammed the streets. Bands played, men danced and people shouted "yasha." (long live) as the President went by, standing bareheaded in an open limousine. His arms were outspread in greet- ing. EISENHOWER responded enthusiastically to this out- pouring of spirit. "I am he told Turkish President Celal Bayar at a state dinner Sunday night, "that the United States, with other friends and allies, will continue to support the economic development and security of Turkey. "I am certain this com- (Continued Page A-10, Col. 5) First Lady Expected in Denver Tuesday DENVER (UPI) Mrs. Mamie Eisenhower is expect- ed to arrive in Denver Tues- day to visit her mother, Mrs. Elivera Doud, 81. Denver Secret Police chief Earl Schoel said he did not know how long Mrs. Eisen- hower intends to visit here. But it is known that she plans to be back in Washington to welcome the President back From his good-will trip on Dec. 22. 'RHYTHM IN RELIGION1 'Hard Sell' Jukebox Taking Choir's Place LONDON vicar of a church here plans to replace his choir with a neon-lighted jukebox to show it "belongs to God as much as anything else." The Rev. Christopher Gardner, 36, said it will play "rock" hymns which "sell Christianity hard." He will introduce the chrome-plated jukebox with glittering colored lights next Sunday. "I don't see anything extraordinary about he said. "I hope others follow suit." Among the songs the box will play is "Rhythm in Re- which the Rev. Mr. Gardner said "yon can rock to." Another favorite of his to be played at the jukegox service of the Pembroke College mission church will be "The Big Story." It's "very the vicar said. Then t h c r e's "Living a swing song with a smooth beat, he said. Two of the "pop" hymns were given a tryout, by- phonograph, at St. Peter's Sunday night. Vicar "John Perry says he may consider installing a juke- box, too. The Rev. Mr, Gardner heartily approved. "Wo. aim to redeem thfl he said. t ;