Press-Telegram (Newspaper) - December 11, 1959, Long Beach, California
MILITIA BAYONETS BLOCK STRIKERS U. S. MERCHANTS REPORT: Yule Business Headed for New Record By JACK LEFLER AP Business News Writer to Killed; Hint Moon Shot NEW YORK have more money spend and they're spending it for Christmas. That's the report today from almost every section of the country as merchants ring up sales which they expect will be biggest for any Yule season in history, s'- 'An Associated Press survey of 24 major cities produced predictions of gains ranging from 2 to 15 cent over record 1958. I L "It's going to be a-cracker- KfifKPT jack of a was the f I report from San Frandsco. "Department stores sales are really Cleveland reports. "This will be our biggest say Raleigh, N. C., merchants. "Exceptionally re- port New York's biggest stores. MERCHANTS say the steel strike has had little effect generally on Christmas buy- ing. Store owners attribute-the avalanche of buying to these factors: people earned more and saved more in 1959; prices are unchanged to only slightly higher than a year ago; credit is easier. Credit cards spurred buy- ing in Los Angeles. "At least the woman of the house thinks she has more said a department store offi- cial. Emphasis Placed on Development of Six Boosters WASHINGTON Federal Space Agency today scrapped its Vega rocket in order to make powerful boost- ers available for pushing oth- er includ ing a new attempt to launch a moon satellite. discarding the Vega, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration will be able to divert six Atlas in- tercpntinental ballistic mis- sile boosters to other pro- These programs include de- velopment of the Centaur and Atlas-Agena rockets. IT WAS SPECULATED that perhaps one of the six Atlas engines would be used in a new moon shot. In canceling its Vega con tracts with the Convair di- vision of General Dynamics and the General Electric Co., NASA will lose about 17 mil- lion dollars. The original prime contract with Convair, announced last May, was for The original contract with Gen- eral Electric, for liquid-fueled second stage engines of 000 pounds' thrust, was for THE TOTAL COST of the Vega project would have been NASA said it would recover all but the 17 million dollars. Vega, like the less power- (Continued Page A-4, Col. 3) U. S. Tells Job Drop WASHINGTON MB ployment declined by over a million in November to Unemployment rose nearly to The employment decline was somewhat greater than seasonal, but still represented a record number of Amer- icans in jobs for the month of November. The rise in unemployment was only a bit more than half of what was seasonally expected. EVEN SO, it was the sec- ond highest idle total for a November since before World War II. The postwar record for November is the unemployed in 1958. In .making public the job report today, Seymour Wolf- bein, deputy assistant secre- tary of'labor, said that it only seasonal economic influences occur between now and early next year, unemployment will probably rise to about in January or Feb- ruary. This would be about one- half million to one million less than the unemployment figure's for January and Feb- ruary in the recession year of 1958. The November job data was collected only a few after the steel strike was ended In early November by court' injunction. SHOPPERS are snapping (Continued Page A-4, Col. 1) W. Germans Smash Red Spy Setup KARLSRUHE, Germany Germany has smashed a vast Communist spy ring, the government re- vealed today. Atty. Gen. Max Guede said in a statement that 49 persons were rounded up Thursday night and early today. A spokesman for Guede's office said all have been charged witfrlllegal distribu- tion of Red propaganda in West Germany and with hav ing connections with the out- :awed Communist Party. In addition, many are ex- pected to be charged with treason on grounds they passed classified information to Communist East German authorities. Ike Calls for Noble War on India Famine Summit Parleys Not So Effective, President Asserts By WILLIAM L. RYAN NEW DELHI GB Presi- dent Eisenhower today called upon all nations to wage to- gether a "genuinely noble war" against hunger and famine, the scourges of India and much of this part of the world. The American President, making three speeches in the course of a busy day con- tinued to be the center of almost worshipful masses of people. "Men right now possess knowledge and resources for a successful worldwide war against hunger the sort of war that dignifies and exalts human he declared in opening the dramatic American pavilion at New Delhi's World Agricultural Fair. In two earlier speeches he: 1. Called for an expansion of the universal recognition of world law as a sound basis of peace. 2. Declared summit confer- ences of the big powers have less enduring influence for peace than exchanges of stu- dents and people-to-people contacts. A surging, colorful crowd of Indians jammed the enclosed field at the fair to hear the President term India a mighty influence for work peace and pledge American help toward solving this na- tion's critical food shortages Crowds numbering hun- dreds of thousands lined the route to the fair grounds cheering Eisenhower as he passed by with In'dian Presi- dent Rajendra Prasad. AS THE ceremonies ended the sun was sinking and colored lights playing on the stand gave a brilliant glow to Indian dancers in ornate cos- tumes performing before the President. Eisenhower was praised by Prime Minister Nehru. "You have found yourself in the hearts of my Nehru declared. LATER, Nehru said he and Eisenhower have discussed India's dispute with Com- munist China. At a reception newsmen asked Nehru whether the two (Continued Page A-5, Col. 3) IT'S DR. IKE NOW President Eisenhower wears scarlet and purple robe and purple mortarboard during processional ceremonies at India's Delhi University today as he was awarded an honorary law degree. Escorting the president is the university's chancellor, Dr. Sarvapalli Wirephoto.) The Soulliland's Finest Evening Newspaper LONG BEACH 12, CALIF., FRIDAY, DECEMBER Vol. LXXII-No. 268 TELEPHONE HE 5-1161 PRICE 10 CENTS HOME EDITION (Six Editions Daily) 50 PAGES CLASSIFIED HE 2-5959 GUARDSMEN USE BAYONETS TO MOVE CROWD Members of the Minnesota National Guard use drawn bayonets to help move reluctant strikers and sympathizers from area near strikebound Wilson Co. plant at Albert Lea Wirephoto.) U.S. Urges Calm Over Ban WASHINGTON W) government, using a don't- ;et-excited approach, has an- nounced a ban on sales of joultry fattened with a hor- mone which can cause can- cer. The hormone is called di- ethylstilbestrol, or stilbestrol. Its use in fattening poultry s being discontinued, and )irds -already grown with its use are being voluntarily tak- en off the market, it was an- nounced. BUT WITH last month's cranberry scare still echoing, officials gave these added as- surances to housewives about stilbestrol-treated poultry: If you have a chicken in the feel safe to use t if the skin, liver and kid- neys are discarded. No resi- due has been found in the ivhite or dark meat. Secretary of Welfare Ar- hur S. Flemming told a news conference Thursday of the program. He said authorized manu- acturers of stilbestrol for use n poultry have agreed to sus- >end its sale immediately. The poultry and retail food ndustries have been asked to arrange for an immediate o the sale of stilbestrol- reated birds. MORE MONEY FLOWED Addison Still Had in a Bag By JIM PHELAN Special to the Press-Telegram SAN ANTONIO While Long Beach backers of John Milton Addison were raising thousands of dollars for him, the stocky little uranium promoter already had tucked away in a big brown bag. The sealed bag, still bulg- ing with cashier and personal checks, passed briefly today through the courtroom here where Addison is being tried for theft by false pretext, sale pf unregistered securities and conspiracy. A defense objection ex- cluded the bag from evidence. Ike Names Kohler as Herfer Aid WASHINGTON (UPI) President Eisenhower today appointed Foy D. Kohler to succeed Livingston T. Mer- chant as assistant secretary of state for European affairs. Kohler, 51, entered the dip- lomatic service in 1931 and las served in a number of foreign posts. He has been deputy assistant secretary for European affairs since 1958. MERCHANT HAS been promoted to the key post of undersecretary of state for political affairs to replace Robert Murphy, who is re- tiring. Kohler has devoted most of his diplomatic career to THE BAG was seized last July by federal officials on the complaint of the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The SEC charges the- promoter's claim that he is going to "revolutionize the uranium industry" is a fraud. Starting in February, 1959, Addison obtained from Long Beach residents on unsecured loans. He claims to have a unique method of up- grading low quality uranium ore via the "Benson Up- grader." Today a top-flight uranium expert testified that two key parts of the Benson Upgrader Eastern European and Middle fre common_ well known in the uranium in- dustry. KENDRICK LENTZ of (Continued Page A-4, Col. 3) Eastern affairs. However, he also is responsible for making halt the Voice of America a majorj arm of American foreign policy. No Need for Alarm on Poultry, L B. Health Officer Advises The city health officer said :oday there is no reason for consumers to become alarmed over the use of a synthetic hormone to fatten poultry. Dr. I. D. Litwack, city lealth officer, issued a state- (ilauea Iki Crater Erupts Lava Again HILO, Hawaii ki crater started splashing ava again Thursday night in ts eighth eruption since Nov. 4. "It's oozing out pretty slow- y this time and splashing up about 25 or 30 said Dr. Jerry Eaton, geophysicisL ment to reassure the public after a federal agency stated that the hormone stilbestrol, used to fatten poultry, can cause cancer in experimental animals. Dr. Litwack said consum- ers have no reason to hesitate to buy poultry. WHENEVER stilbestrol is used by poultry growers to fatten chickens, only small amounts are employed, Dr. Litwack pointed out. He said voluntary stops are being taken by the retail food industry to discontinue sale of treated poultry as a precaution. At the same time Dr. Mal- colm H. Merrill, sUte health director, announced that there are no plans for public health field agents to seize poultry now on the market. Dynamite Kills 4; 98 Hurt in Japan Japan (UPI) persons were killed and at least 98 injured in an explosion triggered by a col llsion between a dynamite laden truck and a gravel truck in a densely populated district of Yokohama before dawn today. New Leap From Edge of Space WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE, N. M. Joe Kittinger has done it again. The 31-year-old Air Force captain stepped out of a bal loon gondola at fee over this southern New Mexico missile range thi morning and fell nearly 1( miles in free fall before his 'chute opened at feet The jump was somewha short of the Nov. 16 leap of feet. Kittinger was "in good shape" after his leap, the Air Force said. THE JUMPS are being carried out by Holloman Air Force Missile Development Center as part of an Air Force project to see what goes on inside a man's mind and body when he has to jump from the edge of space. Equipment used in today's jump was approximately the same as that used earlier, the Air Force said oxygen, a partial pressure suit, heating equipment and a small 'chute used throughout the jump to keep Kittinger from spinning and tumbling like a falling leaf. Martial Law Shuts Wilson Meat Plant Hundreds Ridicule Replacements but Nobody Works ALBERT LEA, Minn. National Guardsmen with 'ixed bayonets dispersed a eering crowd of several dred persons at the orn Wilson Packing Co. plant today to back up Gov. Orvilla Freeman's declaration of martial law in Freeborn Coun- ty- The crowd was apparently looting not at the soldiers jut at non-union production workers whom the guards- men turned away from the Wilson gates as they reported for work this morning. THE GUARD, moving swift- ly after the governor's call to maintain law and order, shut down the Wilson plant to all but non-union super- visory and clerical workers. The production workers, hired by Wilson to replace striking union workmen, showed up in numbers today apparently before they got word the troops were called out and the plant shut down, A detachment of 80 guards- men arrived at the plant on the edge of this southern Minnesota city of shortly before daybreak. They formed two groups on either side of the main plant en- trance. COL. PAUL V. MEYER of Mankato read an order which said no more than three per- sons could gather in any group in the immediate pack- ing plant area, and no mora than 50 in downtown Albert Lea and across the highway from the plant itself. Adj. Gen. Joseph E. Nelson said Gov. Freeman ordered him to have the plant closed. As to a reported "gag" rula imposed on both the packing plant and the union, Nelson would say only, "no one is supposed to say anything that is detrimental to the martial law order." NELSON ESTIMATED tha callout of the National Guard is costing between and per day. Whether tha 200 guardsmen will be aug- mented or reduced, Nelson said, "depends on conditions at Albert Lea." Two days of violence at the giant packing plant were touched off Wednesday night when a thousand massed pickets blocked nonunion workers from leaving the plant, overturned cars and hurled rocks. Three or four (Continued Page A-5, Col. 1) WHERE TO FIND IT Intimate glimpses of the personal lives and foibles of famous celebrities are con- tained in a new registry just published. See Page A-2. Beach B-l. Hal C-7. C-7. D-3 to 12. C-10, II. A-6. Death B-2. C-6. B-3. Shipping D-3. C-l to 5. C-8. Tides, Television, Earl C-7. Vital D-3. B-4, 5. Your A-2. Weather Mostly clear tonight and Saturday, but .some cloudiness at times. Slightly warmer. of Secretory, Kills Self ATLANTA well, to-do executive accused of stealing the affections of a college student's wife shot and killed himself today. John E. Bing, 45 a nativa of Elkins, W. Va., killed him- self behind the garage of his fashionable, home here. Ha left a note for his wife. POLICE SAID Bing shot Mmself with a .45-caliber automatic shortly after beii.g served with a alien- ation of affections suit brought against him by Harold E. Gray, a senior at Georgia Tech. Gray's wife, Peggy, 27, worked as Binqs secretary at the engineering firm of Robert Co. Gray also worked part time for tha firm. Gray charged that Bing took Mrs. Gray with him on business trips where he 'wined and dined" her and caused her to "become a vic- tim of his artful, deceitful and fraudulent practices and in- ducemonts." The suit also charged that Bing and Mrs. Gray shared room at a hotel at Charleston, S.C., on several occasions.