Press-Telegram (Newspaper) - December 8, 1959, Long Beach, California
REDONDO BOY KILLS MOTHER EDGAR LEE COX, holding stepsister, Alice Margaret Fisher, at her christening last April, is flanked by his stepfather, Donald H. Fisher, and his mother, Mrs. Edna Wilkes Fisher. Today, in the family's apartment in Redondo Beach, young Cox killed his mother and seriously wounded the stepfather. f csr Boy Stabs Lays By BAXTER OMOHUNDRQ REDONDO 17-year-old altar boy killed his mother and seriously wounded his stepfather in a "nightmare" knife attack here early today. Slain by freckle-faced Ed- gar Lee Cox was Mrs. Edna Wilkes Fisher, 38. The boy's stepfather, Donald H: Fisher, 28, managed to subdue the lad and telephone police in spite of serious flcited with two knives. Investigators said the at' tack took place in the Fish- ers' bedroom in the family's NEW YORK sudden burst of buying sent stock market prices sharply higher today. Leading industrial shares scored gains ranging from a few cents to or more. Trading ran at a brisk clip in mid-afternoon. At 1 p.m., the Dow Jones industrial index stood 9.65 Higher at 675.32. The market extended its re- cent steady advance during the morning. Key issues then suddenly rushed higher in the afternoon. -.Leading sharp gainers in- cluded DuPont up at General Electric up at Eastman Ko- dak up at West- ihghoi'se up at United Aircraft up at and Chrysler up at second-story apartment at 710 S. Pacific Coast Hwy. about a. m. PART OF THE bloody as- sault took place before the wondering eyes of the cou- ple's daughter, Alice Mar- garet Fisher, 11 months, the couple's daughter who was in a crib at the foot of their bed. She was unharmed. The red-haired youngster claimed he didn't remember the attack, which took place about 3 hours after he went to bed. "I had a bad dream. Dad was telling me things to do and mom was standing there complaining that things never go he explained later. "When I woke up, I was fighting with Dad there was blood all over. I (Continued Page A-5, Col. 1) HUMAN SKULL, two partially burned candles set in bottles and two empty knife scabbards lie on stand at bedside of 17-year-old Redondo Beach youth killed mother, wounded stepfather today, EDGAR LEE COX After Arrest By JIM PHELAN Special to Press-Telegram SAN ANTONIO trial into the tangled affairs of uranium promoter John Mil- ton Addison, who says he runs "a very sloppy opera- today heard that he Jias had patent troubles with his "Benson Uranium Up- grader." All 15 claims of the original patent application, filed Sept. 12, 1956, were rejected by the government. A revised application which was al- lowed May 15, 1959, covered only a part of the contro- versial device which Addison says will "revolutionize the uranium industry." The patent documents were introduced in evidence to_day by Chief Prosecutor James Barlow. Barlow said the pat- ent covered only a "trough, buffer plate and water ejec- tion system." Addison told reporters, however: "This is the principle of the whole thing." THE TRIAL heard Monday that Addison who has bor- rowed more than a million dollars from his "faithful fol- spent of their cash getting his relatives' faces lifted. He said he considered a wrinkle-removing job on his father, mother, and sister (Continued Page A-6, Col. 1) Burglars Get Safe, Cash, Stamps Burglars stole a 500-pound safe containing in cash and worth of postage stamps from the Sanitary Plumbing Co., 1161 Pine Ave. early today. Police said the thieves load- ed the safe into a panel truck owned by the company and drove nway. The culprits low- ered themselves Into the of- fice by means of a rope through a skylight Tress The Southland's Finest Evening Newspaper LONG BEACH 12, CALIF., TUESDAY, DECEMBER Vol. 265 TELEPHONE HE 5-1161 PRICE 10 CENTS HOME EDITION Editions Dally) 40 PAGES CLASSIFIED HE 2-5959 20 Carolina 'Hard Cases' Flee Prison Overpower Guards, Grab Arsenal of Weapons, Fan Out IVY BLUFF, N. C. Twenty of North Carolina's worst criminals broke out of Ivy Bluff state's They over- powered their guards and caped with an arsenal of weapons. A huge manhunt was under way in North Carolina and southern Virginia as the hard- ened convicts, with a four- iour start before the break was discovered, stole auto- mobiles near Yanceyville, N. and apparently fanned out in a variety of directions. In Washington the FBI an- nounced its agents have joined the hunt. It acted under a federal law providing FBI assistance n searching for prison escapees charged with major crimes. Ivy Bluff is considered the state's toughest prison. State Prisons Director William F. Bailey has described the in- mates as "incorrigibles, hard- ened type you Find in Alcatraz." NORMALLY housing fewer than 40, Ivy Bluff is situated in an isolated area 65 miles northwest of Raleigh and about seven miles from the Virginia state line'. Completed in 1956, the prison is a red brick structure surrounded by a high fence topped with barbed wire. Only last month, seven of its inmates were convicted of maiming themselves to escape work. Prisoners work in a huge rock quarry some 500 yards from the prison building. Three of those who escaped were among the men convicted of maiming them- selves. The escaped men were re- ported armed with a sub- machine gun, rifles and pistols weapons in all. FIFTEEN OTHER prisoners refused to join in .the break. The convicts escaped in a prison truck. The break apparently was engineered by Charles (Yank) (Continued Page A-5, Col. 4) A GRINNING President Eisenhower waves as he sits with President Mohammed Ayub Khan of Pakistan in horse-drawn carriage during drive through Karachi photo via radio from Karachi.) U. S. Carrier by Firebug WASHINGTON UP) The Navy reported today that a suspected firebug damaged the aircraft carrier Midway in the Pacific last month. The ship was at the Subic Bay base in the Philippines when the fire was discovered in the after heat- pump room on Nov. 9, the Navy said. The fire was extinguished after several hours by the combined efforts of the ship's crew and the base fire de- partment. Several compart- ments surrounding the pump room were flooded to stop the blaze. THE NAVY said the over- all operating capability of the big ship was not impaired and the carrier departed on schedule two days after the incident. The Navy said an investi- gation conducted on the scene pinned the blame on a damage control man "sus- pected of being a pyromaniac with a hero complex." The name of tho man was not made public. Ike Urges All Nations to Join in Disarming By JOHN SCALI KARACHI, Pakistan. President Eisenhower, speak- ing to a crowd reflecting this nation's poverty, today called upon .all national leaders "worthy of the name" to join in au enforceable system of disarmament. But he made it plain both the United States and Pakis- tan are determined to be strong so that "we may be in a better position confidently and effectively to search out paths to world peace with justice." Backing up this theme, Eisenhower and Pakistan's President Mohammed Khan in a joint declaration urged non-Communist coun- tries to maintain their defense alliances as a bulwark against communism. WINDING UP his second day here, Eisenhower was ac- claimed by Pakistanis on all sides, and hailed by the Paki- stani president as one of the world's greatest champions of peace. Eisenhower started- out his event-filled day by appealing to Americans everywhere to wipe cut all prejudices as a contribution to peace. He spoke to U. S. Embassy em ployes. He witnessed a cricket match and a breathtaking dis- play of spectacular Pakistani horsemanship. Observing Pakistani tradi- (Continued Page A-4, Col. 5) WHERE TO FIND IT A U. S. Navy pilot who set a new world altitude rec ord Sunday describes the sen- sation of weightlessness at the edge of space. Page A-3. Beach B-l, Hal C-9. C-9. D-l to 7. C-4-5. (Ml. C-8. v Shipping A-8. C-l to 4. C-6. Tides, Television, D-l. Earl C-9. B-4 to 7. Your A-2. Finch, Tregoff Deny acy LOS ANGELES socialite D. R. Bernard Finch and his red-haired paramour .today pleaded innocent to charges they conspired to murder Finch's estranged wife, Barbara Jean, 33. The courtroom was crowd- ed with spectators eager to hear details of an illicit ro- mance between Finch, 42, and Carole Tregoff, 22, his former receptionist at nearby West Covina. MISS TREGOFF'S attorney, Rexford Eagan, said almost immediately that she "stren- Long Terms PINAR DEL RIO, Cuba W) A Cuban military tribunal to- day sentenced two Americans, Frank Austin Young, 38, of Miami, and Peter John Lamb- ton, 24, of Nassau, to long prison terms for conspiring against the regime of Fidel Castro. The prosecution had demanded death for Young. Young and Cuban Fernando Pruna Bertot, 24, a former Columbia University student, were sentenced to 30 years imprisonment and Lambton to 25 years. The prosecution had asked death for Bertot and a 30-year sentence for Lambton. Under revolutionary law, both the defendants and the prosecution can appeal to a superior tribunal. uously objects to any change of venue." He said she had inadequate funds to be tried in any other area. "Even if this were not Eagan stated, "she was born here and lived here all her life. And she has an innate trust in the justice of the jurors of the people she knows." This set off some sarcastic remarks from Finch's attor- ney, Grant B. Cooper, who said the doctor also had faith in the justice of the jurors but felt that impartiality would be impossible because of the widespread publicity given the case. FINCH GAVE Miss Tregoff (Continued Page A-5, Col. 2) Mamie in Visit to Ailing Mother DENVER Mamie Eisenhower arrived by train today for another visit with her mother, Mrs. Elivera Doud, who has been'in ill health in the past year. The weather was sunny and the temperature well be- low freezing when the First I.ndy stepped off the Burling- ton Railroad's California Zephyr under the eyes of secret service men. CAROLE TREGOFF Ready for Trial nse Rain May Lasf2 Days Scattered showers dampen- ed much of Southern Call- :ornia today breaking a 36- day drought and bringing pre- dictions of more rain tonight and Wednesday. The early morning rain which dampened roads caused a flurry of fender-bender ac- cidents as motorists skidded on the slickened pavement. U.S. Weather Bureau fore- cast considerable cloudiness ;oday and Wednesday with 75 per cent chance of showers tonight and Wednesday. Slightly cooler temperature was predicted for today. THE SURPRISE STORM, which moved in from Baja :alifornia, left foothill and mountain areas.in San County with moderate to leavy rainfall. The storm moved into the Long Beach area early this morning, and is expected to remain throught- out the day. Precipitation ligures for the moisture- starved area this year is .07 of an inch as compared with 63 for last year at this time and a normal rainfall of 2.38. Southern California's less mountain areas are ex- pected to receive considerable cloudiness'today and Wednes- day, with. scattered showers in the southern ranges today spreading northward tonight and Wednesday. Few locally moderate to heavy shqwcrs will fall in the south portion today. Slightly cooler temper- atures are predicted for today. Considerable c 1 o u d 1- ness tonight and Wed- nesday with a 75 per cent chance of light showers tonight. Slight- ly cooler. Maximum tem- perature by noon todayi 61.