Press-Telegram (Newspaper) - December 9, 1959, Long Beach, California
HYSTERICAL INDIA HORDE GREETS 'ft ft Awesome Crush Overwhelms President The Southland's Finest Evening Newspape LONG BEACH 12, CALIF., WEDNESDAY, DEC. 9, 1959 Vol. LXXII-No. 266 ____ TELEPHONE HE 5-1161 PRICE 10 CENTS 60 PAGES HOME EDITION (Six Editions Daily} CLASSIFIED HE 2-5959 Crony 2Q Cohen Confesses in Cafe Killing SAM FRANK LOCIGNO Claims Self-Defense JOSEPH DE CARLO Also Surrenders LOS ANGELES UP) Sam Frank Locigno, "constant companion" of ex mobster Mickey Cohen, says he killed muscleman Jack Whalen a week ago in self-defense. Locigno, alias Sam Lombar- db, turned himself in to po- lice Tuesday, accompanied by two lawyers and another of the missing guests at Cohen's dinner-party the night of the ,De Carlo. Locigno's confession to Po- lice Chief William Parker came just as a witness re- portedly told the county grand jury that a man sitting next to Cohen shot Whalen. -Locigno was booked on sus- picion of murder. DE CARLO, ex business manager for Candy Barr, stripper now serving time on a narcotics conviction, gave his version of the shooting to newsmen. "I was sitting at the table when a man came in. He hit George Piscitelle and then started around the table for Sam. He was using foiil lan- guage. I heard two. shots fired. I was watching the maji and didn't see who fired them. When I hear (sic) shots, I run. That's what I De Carlo said. Locigno, 39, has been ar rested many times but con. victed only speed- ing and vagrancy. Police say he habitually stays close .to Cohen, former bookie and gambling kingpin who has been at the scene of numer ous slayings. Plane Crash Kills L A. Businessman CBENSON, Ariz. Call fgrnia businessman was killed today in the crash of his light plane six miles west of this southern Arizona community. He was tentatively identified as William a represent of Hillside Devcopmcnt Co., Hollywood. Missing Off Freighter in Big Gale Lifeboats, Bodies Found; Storm Toll Up to 99 (See Photo on Page A-3) LONDON gales in the North Sea overturned a Norwegian freighter today and little hope was held for any of her 20 crewmen. The giant storm, raging for the fifth day in the Atlantic and along the coasts of Europe, has taken a toll of 99, dead or missing. The Elfrida was found floating bottom up off the southern coast of Norway after she radioed for help. Her last call for help said the crew was taking to lifeboats. THE OSLO motorship Buf- falo found two overturned lifeboats and six bodies, and the Norewigan liner Oslofjord found a lifecraft but with no one aboard. Amateur radio operators said they heard an- other ship reporting 10 bodies found. The Norwegian air-sea res- cue service said, however, it had three Catalina planes still searching for another lifeboat. OFF THE SCOTTISH coast, however, a happy ending for the seven crew members of the North Carr lightship was finally recorded. Two Royal Air Force heli- copters plucked the crew to safety as the lightship drifted )erilously close to the rocky shore. An entire lifeboat crew of light was drowned Monday night in an effort to reach the drifting ship, and a tug and lighthouse tender were unable to take her in tow. NORWAY'S radio frequen- (Continued Page A-14, Col. 1) Train Derailed; Aboard Hurt LEWISTQWN, Pa. UP) A diesel engine and 13 cars of 17-car Pennsylvania Rail- road passenger railroad train derailed early today about 20 miles south .of Lewistown. Three persons sustained minor injuries. They were hospitalized in satisfactory condition. Several other per- sons were treated at the scene for shock. There were about 140 passengers aboard the train. The train called the Clevelander was en route from New York to Cleveland and had just pulled out of Harrisburg. THIS FARMER IS TAKING NO CHANCES With the deer hunting season on, farmer Earl D. Fletcher of Lanesboro, Mass., is taking no chances on his heifers being mistaken for deer by trigger- happy -hunters. He hopes hunters will "stop, look and read" before to spare humans as well as domestic Wirephoto.) Addison's Vow Told By JIM PHELAN Soeclal to The Press-Teleoram SAN ANTONIO Uranium promoter John Milton Addi- son told a Dallas bus driver he would reap millions from a loan but warned him not to discuss the deal with a lawyer, the bus driver testi- fied today. The witness, Twyman Dew, said the stocky 31-year-old promoter told him on May 19, 1957, that his uranium project was "ready to roll" and would make the Dallas man a multimillionaire. The bus driver handed over and then went to a Dallas motel to, "sign the he testified. "Addison warned me that if I contacted any lawyers, I couldn't put my money in Dew said. THE WITNESS testified Addison said he had acquired all patents to the "Benson Uranium Upgrader" and de- scribed it as "the only one in the world that is successful." The promoter told him the u'pgrader would enhance uranium ore as much as 20 times and cost only to manufacture compared with 15 million dollars for a conventional uranium mill, he testified. When he expressed doubt (Continued Page A-14, Col. 5) THAT CORN WAS POTENT! Ducks Were Delighted Till Freezer Yawned MINNEAPOLIS ducks, tipsey on whisky- soaked corn, slipped and skidded on the ice and fell easy prey to the hunting dog. That, game wardens said, was the way a number of tardy migrating mallards were snared from the ice of' Lake Calhoun, a Minneapolis city lake. Corn soaked in whisky was tossed onto the ice where the ducks have been congregating. When the birds be- came too drunk to realize their predicament, a dog wns sent out 'to retrieve them. Game Warden Ernie Boyd said Phillip Rnlph Turnbull, 20, Minneapolis, has a date this afternoon with a justice of the peace because of the novel game-bagging Idea. Boyd said six ducks were found sobering up on Turn- bull's back porch and that 36 more ducks were In a home AVERT INSULIN SHOCK iiifoximefer Saves Life of Diabetic The intoximeter, used by police to test suspect drunk drivers, may have saved a man's life here at 1 a. m. today. The man is Frank Holland, 64, of 908 Cali- fornia Ave., who was picked up by police after hitting four parked cars on Gaviota Ave. near Pacific Coast Hwy. He failed to pass a field so- briety test and, in reply questions, told officers he had not taken any medicine. Sight Losf Liner; Fear 46 Killed BOGOTA, Colombia The Colombian navy reported today that its patrol planes have sighted the wreckage of an airliner missing since Tuesday with 46 persons aboard. The wreckage was seen in :he San Bias Mountains in Panama, the navy .announced. There were no signs of life. The plane disappeared on a Flight. from the San Andres Islands to Cartagena, north ern Colombia. The San An dres are Colombian islands east of Nicaragua in the Car- ibbean. THE AIRLINER, a twin- engine C46, belongs to SAM, a private Colombian airline. The'plane made its last ra- dio report Tuesday at a.m., 20 minutes after taking off from San Andres. There was no report of trouble. The plane was carrying tourists returning to Carta- gena and Medellin after a hol- iday on the islands. A free port was recently declared on San Andres to attract tour- ists. About persons, mostly English-speaking, live on the islands. The plane carried 33 worn en and 13 men, the airline Sociedad'Aerea de Medellin said. Weather Some high cloudiness tonight nnd Thursday, but mostly sunny Thurs- day. Slightly warmer Thursday. M a x u m temperature by noon to- day: 70, He was brought to police headquarters and Sgt. Robert Castillo administered the in- toximeter test. It showed Holland was not drunk. Lt. Orville James summoned the police surgeon who, in turn, had Holland taken to Seaside Hospital for a blood sugar analysis. THE HOSPITAL test showed the man had an over- balance of insulin in his bloodstream. It was at this point that Holland, who had been highly affected by the overbalance, told physicians he was a diabetic and took in- sulin injections. He was treated for the overbalance and released. If Holland had been put in the jail drunk tank and offi- cers merely believed him to be "passed he would have been in a severe case of insulin shock later this morning, according to the po- lice surgeon. He added that insulin shock could be fatal. WHERE TO FIND IT Would-be art thief frus- trated by Rembrandt painting's wood base. Story on page A-2. Beach B-l. Hal Boyle-r-Page C-15. C-15. D-7 to 13. D-4, 5. A-12. Death B-2. C-14. B-3. Shipping C-4. D-l to D-6. Tides, Television, D-I4. Earl C-15. B-4, 5, 6. Your A-2. Trip Through Capital Held at Snail Pace Crowd Sometimes Terrifyingly Out of Police Control By WATSON SIMS NEW DELHI A joy- ously hysterical throng of more than one times terrifyingly out of con- about President Eisenhower tonight as he rode for miles through this capital of India. Proclaimed in a huge ban- ner as "The Prince jDf the President was caught tight in an awesome crush of screaming, almost worship- ful humanity. It was the greatest wel- come this capital ever has given a foreign visitor, eclip- sing that accorded Nikita S. Khrushchev four years ago. Eisenhower had been wel corned tumultuously in both Pakistan and Afghanistan, but this was one for the history books. Waving and smiling on the snail-paced 11-mile trip from the airport, he seemed at times bewildered by the sheer massiveness of the welcome. THE TRIP into the city took 2 hours 5 minutes. Hun- dreds of police were utterly unable at times to keep back the surging crowds who stopped the motorcade in its tracks a number of times. Some screamed out: "American Badshah! (king." Some tossed flowers. Most just shrieked their approval for a man from the. other side of the world. White House Secretary James D. Hagerty, himself somewhat overwhelmed, said he had never seen anything like it. Nor had newsmen who have followed Eisen- hower's public appearances since his 1952 election cam paign. HAGERTY SAID Eisenhow er told Prime Minister Nehru to he was "completely over- whelmed by the welcome." The press secretary said the Indian welcome was "much bigger than the very fine re- ception Eisenhower received in where one mil- lion cheered the American President. Hagerty said it was evi- dent the Indian people went out of their way to show their love for Eisenhower and ob- viously were making most (Continued Page A-6, Col. 4) Struck Cotton Plant Ripped by Explosion HENDERSON, N. C. UP) The winding and spinning room of the struck Harriet- Henderson Cotton Mills South Henderson plant was dam- aged Tuesday night when sev- eral sticks of dynamite ex- ploded near the plant. Twen ty persons working in the room escaped serious injury. Police said they believed the dynamite was tossed from a passing vehicle. It was an- other in a series of outbursts in the year-old strike at the mills. PRESIDENT EISENHOWER and King Mohammed Zahir of Afghanistan stand at attention during playing of national anthem at Kabul Airport to- Wirephoto via radio from New Delhi.) Ike Given Huge -V-'.' Afghan Welcome in Stop at Kabul By JOHN SCALI KABUL, Afghanistan confetti-throw, ing crowds cheered President Eisenhower today dur- ing his brief stop in this capital of Afghanistan, onlj; 200 miles from the Soviet border. The President stopped over in Kabul on a flight from Pak- istan on the fourth leg of his three-continent good will tour. He spent almost six hours in this mountainous kingdom be- fore taking off for India at p.m. Before leaving he told the Afghans, whose government lias been trying to stay neu- tral between Eastern and Western blocs, that "true friendship and mutual respon sibility" have become essen. tial among nations. A communique said the President in talks with King Mohammed Zahir assured him of the "American desire to continue to assist Afghanistan in the task of strengthening its economic and social struc- ture." AT A LUNCHEON at his palace, the King in turn toasted the President and as- sured him that "today, as in the past, our independence re- mains our foremost concern." "Our current efforts for the reconstruction of our coun- try, and for the improvement of the standard of living of our people, revolve around this he said. King Zahir, who is under mounting Soviet influence as a result of Soviet aid, greeted the President warmly in near- freezing weather at the Rus- sian-built airport 30 miles (Continued Page A-6, Col. 4) WINS UNiQUE PRESENT Girl Born on Christmas Is Santa Town Mayor SANTA CLAUS, Ind. is the greatest honor to be born on Christ's birthday, the happiest day in the a 10-year-old Ohio girl. Those are the words of Sharon Centner, of Akron, Ohio. She penned them in a letter which brought her the title of honorary mayor of Santa Claus. .The fourth-grade student said in her request to the Santa Claus Chamber of Commerce: "It would be a great honor because Santa Claus town must.be a.town of love Santa loves all children so much." Her entry was one of some 500 coming from all over the nation and foreign countries, asking for the unique Yule present. And she received because she added, that's all I would ask for Christmas and my birthday." New Rainfall in Prospect Southern California's sur- prise storm, which sneaked into the area Tuesday, left..08 of an inch of rain in down- town Long Beach and a prom- ise of more showers over the weekend, the U. S. Weather Bureau said today. The one-day storm, wtiich broke a 36-day drought, .left its heaviest of an inch, at Santa Ana and .10 at Long Beach Municipal Airport. Partly cloudy skies today, tonight and Thursday are forecast for the area, with not much temperature change. Showers are pre- dicted for Saturday or Sun- day. A few scattered light showers are forecast for Southern California mountain areas, clearing tonight. Snow fell for a brief period above the level Tuesday. CLOUDS AND possibility of light showers today throughout scattered sections of Southern California, the Weather Bureau said, are as- sociated with a moist current of air moving in from the Pacific. A second weather front, ap- proaching the California coast from the Pacific, about 400 miles west of Pt. Arguello, should reach the area Thurs- day with another chance of light showers. While the storm appears to be weak, light scat- terings of showers are pre- dicted as it moves through the southern portion of the state. Last Civil War Vcf Holding On to Life HOUSTON UP) Walter Williams, 117-year-old vet- eran of the Civil War, took a few liquids Tuesday but showed no change in his fight for life. Williams, the last surviv- ing veteran .of the war, has been stricken with his fourth attack of pneumonia since last summer.