Press-Telegram (Newspaper) - December 12, 1959, Long Beach, California
LOSES GRIP, PET SAVED Tiny Dog TERRIFIED POCO, a Chihuahua, is com- forted on lap of .her owner, Harley Oremus of Fresno, after being taken aloft by an eagle, dropped and litan Blasts on Pad; Third Test Failure CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (UPI) A Titan intercontin- ental ballistic missile blew up on its launching pad today. The 110-ton missile was en- gulfed in a mushrooming ball of flame and black smoke. The explosion occurred at blast-off time for a test shot of the big ICBM over the Atlantic. The two-million-dollar mis- sile's blow-up ended a third attempt to test the second stage in flight. Two previous atempts also have failed. A similar blow-up occurred Aug. 14." THE MISSILE on Aug. 14 was launched prematurely and the same Titan which blew up today was involved two days ago in a failure on the launching pad. An auto- matic device shut off its en- gines, however, and there was no explosion in the aborted test on Thursday. Today's blast sent smoke and burning debris hundreds of feet into the air around the test stand. But the Air Force an- nounced there were no in- juries to personnel inside the sturdy blockhouse 800 feet away. The Air Force said the cause of the malfunction was not immediately available. WHERE TO FIND IT 5 B-3 to 9. B-2. A-6. Death A-9. A-9. Shipping A-9. A-7, 8, 9. A-6. Tides, Television, Vital A-9. FRESNO WP) An eagle flew off with a -pound Chihuahua Friday, but dropped the dog in a lake and she was saved. "There was poor Poco yelping and yapping as the eagle flew off with said Mrs. Harley Oremus of had been boat- ing with her husband on nearby Millerton Lake. THE EAGLE swooped down and grabbed the dog in its talons when it jumped ashore from the Oremuf boat. The big bird landed on a hill to renew its grip but dropped Poco from a height of about 50 feet when it took off again over the lake. Fished out, Poco was treated for talon wounds by a veterinarian. "The poor dog is still scared half to Ore- mus said. Tea for Ike Into Mob Scene Guards Suppress Crowd at Home of India President NEW DELHI dent Rajendra Prasad enter- .ained at an "at-home" for President Eisenhower today and of New Delhi's elite urned it into such a mob scene that Indian and U. S. security men had to lock arms in a double ring to pro- tect the President. Up until then it had been an off day for Eisenhower who took it to rest up from the strenuous schedule he las been following in his :'soft sell" peace tour which in the last week has taken him into five world capitals. President P r a s a d' s "a' lome" came in late afternoon and the two presidents hac strolled out into a circle o: wicker furniture on a lawn as smooth as a golf green when :he fun began. NAWABS, NABOBS, maha rajas and an assortment o: diplomats, government offi cials and women in cerise flame-colored green and gold saris joined a gentle ba determined mass movemen toward the circle in which Eisenhower found himself on display. The Indian and American security men locked arms bu the pressure mounted anc soon smaller women were squealing in distress as theii trailing saris were caught un derfoot. The President attempted to be detached about it and maintained a sporadic cha with Prasad as the beautifu gardens of the presidential es tate became a mass of shov ng humanity. The ladies and gentlemen were orderly bu determined. They wanted to shake hands with the U. S. Presiden or touch him. PRASAD FINALLY sug gested that Eisenhower migh like to stroll through ttbe gar dens. They thereupon set ou (Continued on Pg. A-2, Col. 1 U. S. Sun Rocket Shot Due WASHINGTON United States hopes to launch a sun rocket next week in a test of solar-powered radio communications at inter planetary distances. The launching is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday a Cape Canaveral, Fla., accord ing to information here. The National Aeronautics Space Administration has no officially confirmed that the firing is imminent. The forthcoming shot wU be an attempt to intersect the orbit of the planet Venus with a payload carrying scientific instruments and transmitters powered by batteries whicl would be recharged from time to time with solar en ergy. LOOSE FILLING. FAT UP Little Boy Skeptical, Takes Sock at Santa PRAIRIE VILLAGE, Kan. (UPI) James E. DiMaio, part-time Santa Claus, is trying to recover some of his Christmas spirit.' The student at the Kansas City Art In- stitute and School of Design was struck in the mouth by a 4-year-old boy who visited him at the Prairie Village Shopping Center. The sudden blow was administered by the child after DiMaio unwittingly asked him his name and what he wanted for Christmas. THE LITTLE BOY. apparently an unbeliever, hauled off and let DiMaio have it and then grabbed some candy that Santn was holding out. The blow loosened a filling from one of Santa's teeth nnd fattened his lip and jaw. A dentist refilled the tooth and gave DiMaio a shot of penicillin, but the injection caused a violent reaction as it does in some persons. Santa is back on the job today but he has his guard up. PARAGUAY CRUSHES U. N. Unit OKs Outer Space Group UNITED NATIONS The General Assembly's mair political committee, by a 74 0 vote with 1 abstention, to day approved an East-Wes resolution setting up a Unitec Nations Committee on Oute Space Control. The Dominican Republi' abstained. The resolution worked ou in weeks of private discus sions between U. S. Ambas sador Henry Cabot Lodge an Soviet Deputy Foreign Minis ter Vasily V. Kuznetsov, pro vides for a study committe comprising 12 Western pow ers, 7 Communist countrie and 5 neutrals. RUSSIA'S PRICE for agree ment was inclusion on th committee of Hungary, t which the United States orig inally objected, and Albania long obnoxious to Britain. However, by a 44-16 vot with 15 abstentions, the polit ical committee included a Bel gian amendment which woul limit attendance at an Inter national Outer Space Confer ence to be convened in or 1961 to members of th United Nations and its spec ialized agencies. This wouli specifically exclude Rei China and East Germany. Minister of Muscat Escapes Assassin BAHREIN, Persian Gulf UP Ahmed Bin Ibrahim Muscat's interior minister suffered severe shock an burns in a bombing assassi nation attempt at sea Friday the bomb exploded be neath the bed of the min ister aboard a ship, the Brit ish-lndia Steam Navigation Line's liner Swarka A British naval commnnde ran into the blazing cabin and saved him. Bin Ibrahim was on his waj to India from Muscat, a Gul of Oman sultanate, for modi cal treatment. INVASION HOME The Southland's Finest Evening Newspaper LONG BEACH 12, CALIF., SATURDAY, DECEMBER 20 PAGES _____ -_________ TELEPHONE HE 5-1161 PEICE 10 CENTS EDITION (Six Editions Daily) Vol. LXXII-No. 269 CLASSIFIED HE 2-5959 MEETS TEENAGE INDIAN GIRL President Eisenhower chats with Mira Rao, 14-year-old daughter of the vice chancellor of Delhi University. The President Friday received an honorary degree of doctor of laws at the Wirephoto) Bare New Cut Addsson Charge DecrfA Jlot to 1 Theft Count on Castro HAVANA (UPI) A new plot to assassinate Prime Min- ister Fidel Castro has been uncovered and 15 navy men arrested, reports from San- tiago de Cuba said today. The reports came even as a military court sat in the trial of revolutionary hero Maj. Hubert Matos and 39 other of- ficers on charges of treason for protesting alleged Com- munist infiltration in the Cas- tro regime. DISPATCHES from Santi- ago said 15 navy men at- tached to the Punta Blanca Naval District in eastern Cuba have been charged with plotting- to kill Castro dur ing his visit to the capital of Oriente Province Nov. 30. Details of the alleged plot and its discovery were not disclosed. However, it was understood that the conspir- acy was actually discovered on the day of the planned at- tempt. By JIM PHELAN Special to Press-Telegram SAN ANTONIO The State of Texas put its whole case against uranium promoter John Milton Addison into one basket late charges of conspiracy and violating state security laws and proceeding only on one count of theft. Leonard Brown, co-counsel for Addison, 31, immediately moved to dismiss the sole re- maining count on the ground that Bexar County (San An- tonio) has no jurisdiction. The theft count accuses Addison of obtaining from an Austin, Tex., dentist, Dr. Cliff Ocshsenbein. Weather Some high clouds and patchy fog tonight and early Sunday, but most- ly sunny Sunday. Little change in temperature. BROWN SAID a check cited as evidence of the charge was mailed from Aus- tin to San Antonio and was cashed in Austin March 24 by Addison. Brown contends jur- isdiction would lie in Travis County (Austin) where the check was mailed and cashed. Earlier Friday, testimony alleged that while Long Beach backers of Addison were raising thousands of dollars for him, the stocky little pro- moter already had tucked away in a big brown bag. The sealed bag, still bulg- ing with cashier and persona] checks, passed briefly through the courtroom here where Addison is being tried. A defense objection ex- (Continued Page A-2, Col. 2) Archbishop Favored n Cyprus Election NICOSIA, Cyprus Greek Orthodox Archbishop Makarios was a top-heavy fa forite today to be elected in Cyprus' first presidential elec tions Sunday. Both the archbishop and his opponent, John Clerides of th Democratic Union Party wound up their campaigns at major rallies in Cyprus Friday night. L B. BOY A HERO News Carrier Spots Blaze, Summons Aid Tommy Armstrong, Independent, Press Telegram newspaperboy who will be 14 years old Sunday, was pedaling along his route at a. m. today when he saw flames inside a house at 6779 Cerntos Ave. He could arouse no one at that address, so he awak- ened neighbors, who called the Fire Department. Firemen, wearing masks because of the heavy smoke, entered through a rear door. The fire, which apparently had started around a floor furnace, had spread to a linen closet.' It probably had smoldered for some time before it was discovered, firemen said. STEWART SIPPEY, the occupant, was away from home. Tommy, son of Mr, and Mrs. Jim Armstrong, 1342 E. 68th St., is in the eighth grade In Hamilton school. He went home after he finished his route and re- turned to bed. His parents didn't even know he was a hero until n reporter from this newspaper called them and told them. Find Markup of Drug Prices Upjohn President Explains 'High Cost of Processing' WASHINGTON ate investigators said today the Upjohn Co. sells an anti- arthritis drug to pharmacists at a price per cent above its bulk sale price. But E. Gifford Upjohn, of the Kalamazoo, Wich., drug firm, disputed the description of this as a !'markup." Upjohn said there are a great many more costs in- volved in selling the drug, irednisolone, in tablet form 'or the retail trade than there are in selling it in bulk form. He referred to administra- tive, selling, advertising and distribution costs, as well as :axes, that have to be taken into account as part of the "cost of doing business." V UPJOHN TESTIFIED as the Senate Antitrust and Monop- oly Committee neared the windup of six days of hear- ings on the pricing of corti sone derivatives used in treat- ing persons afflicted with arthritis. The committee made this the first phase of a broad- scale investigation it is un- dertaking into drug prices. Chairman Estes Kefauver (D- Tenn) said the inquiry already has shown the need for new federal legislation. RAND DIXON, chief com- mittee counsel, said Upjohn in 1958 sold prednisolone in bulk form to the Schering Corp., another major drug firm, at a price of a gram. For an equivalent amount (Continued on Pg. A-2, Col. 5) Army Meets, Hurls Back Exile Bands Rebel Supporters Fail in Attempt to Grab Barracks ASUNCION, Paraguay rebel forces at- tempted a two-pronged in- vasion of Paraguay today. The government later an- nounced officially that its army crushed the attempt. The announcement said Paraguayan exiles tried to at- tack across the. Paraguay River against the port city of Pilar and across the Parana River against the city of En- carnacion. It said the rebel bands crossed the rivers in extreme southern Paraguay from Ar- gentine territory at dawn to- day. THE ANNOUNCEMENT added: "Defense forces intercepted them. Fighting took place, with some wounded reported and the attackers thrown back." The mention of "defense forces" apparently referred to two battalions of infantry which have been stationed along the Paraguay side of the Paraguay River for the past few weeks, and similar units stationed along the Parana in the vicinity of En- carnacion. The announcement said that supporters of the rebel movement inside the city of Encarnacion tried to seize the barracks of the local military garrison. But it said they were driven off. N THE GOVERNMENT of President Gen. Alfredo Stroessner added in its an- (Continued Page A-2, Col. 4) MANUFACTURER TESTIFIES E. Gifford Upjohn, president of tfpjohn Co., testi- fies today before senators in Washington studying price of drugs used to treat Photo) Herter Off for NATO Paris Talks WASHINGTON (UPI) Secretary of State Christian A. Herter, facing a new crisis in' NATO, flew to Paris today with a call for strengthening the alliance's military -might until Russia backs up its peace talk with deeds. Herter took off in a steady rain in an Air Force jetliner at a.m. without com- menting on the situation caused by Gen. Nathan Twin- ing's statement blaming France for a dangerous lag in NATO's defense program. The secretary read a pre- pared statement before leav- ing. He said it was of "great- est importance' for the West- ern allies to build up NATO militarily. He conceded there had been "some easing" of world tensions but declared "certainly nothing has hap- pened to date to justify lowering our guard." THE NATO ministers meet- ing begin Tuesday and tha Western summit conference starts next Saturday. President Eisenhower, now on a good-will swing through Asia, will join the delegation in Paris for the top-level talks with British Prime Min- ister Harold Macmillan and French President Charles de Gaulle. One of the key topics to be discussed at the NATO meeting will be an expected U. S. proposal that this country's allies take over a bigger share of the cost of the alliance. Herter suggested to his news conference Thursday that Europe's booming pros- perity would permit this country's NATO allies 'to carry a bigger share of ths alliance's cost.