Press-Telegram (Newspaper) - December 16, 1959, Long Beach, California
SNOW ISOLATES 2.000 IN N.M. TOWN srOCfCINGFUL OF JOY Mrs. William Boyd, 637 E. 3rd St., heads home from Seaside Hospital today with a pre-Christmas gift, a new son, William, who snuggles in a receiving blanket fashioned into a red Christmas stocking. The hospital will send all its Christmas-week babies home in similar stockings. There's an adequate sup- ply on hand for baby-stuffing, with inscriptions to boot. And just how did Williahr get jn on this holiday bonus ahead of time? For serving as a model for this picture of Photo.) AF Jet Sets New World WASHINGTON MB The Air Force said today one of its jet fighters has set a new world speed record of miles per hour. It reported the flight was made by a F106 Delta Dart piloted by Maj. Joseph' Rogers Tuesday at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. Rogers' speed topped by ]16 miles the fastest previous Air Force flight achieved May It also bettered the claim of the Soviet Union that one of its new E66 Delta wing fighters flew miles per hour Oct. 31. The speed record waf es- tablished just a day after an- other Air Force plane an a record alti- tude of feet. That plane, piloted by Capt. Joe B. Jordan, also took off from Edwards Air Force Base. THE AIR FORCE said that Rogers, when establishing the speed record, took off at the desert flight test center, climbed to feet, touched off the after burner and twice flew through an 18-ki'.ometer course, thus ac- complishing the requirement of the Federation Aeronau- tique Internationale for es- tablishing an official record. The east-to-west run was clocked at approximately miles per hour and the return run at about miles per hour. The plane is a production model of the Air Defense Command's latest interceptor built by Convair Division of General Dynamics Corp. It is an all-weather inter- ceptor designed for destroy- ing enemy bombers at twice the speed of sound and at altitudes above feet. It can carry the Genie atomic warhead rocket and Falcon air-to-air guided mis- siles. NATO Told Russ Nuclear, Missile Power Growing By GEORGE McARTHUR PARIS NATO nations received today a report of a Soviet buildup in rockets and a new U. S. charge that France is not, meeting her defense pledges to cope with Russian threats. U. S. Secretary of Defense Thomas. S. Gates Jr, told the North Atlantic Alliance that the United States needs more help in keeping Western de fenses modernized, and en dorses the military substance of a recent speech by Gen Nathan Twining. Twining, chairman of the U. S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Weather Fog Intc tonight and early Thursday near the coast. Variable high cloudiness but otherwise, sunny. Little change in temperature. No Further Tax Seen Brown SACRAMENTO (UPI) Gov. Edmund G. Brown said today he will propose no new taxes to the 1960 budget session of the Legislature. Brown said a preliminary, review of the budget, with the state's top fiscal experts Tuesday convinced him that the state is in "sound finan- cial position" and no new taxes would be necessary. At his news conference Tuesday, prior to the meeting with state money experts, Brown said he was "very seriously considering" a new effort to levy a state tax on oil production. A tax on oil was turned down by the 1959 Legislature. AT THE conference, Brown would not say whether the proposed oil tax would be presented at the 1960 budget session or the 1961 general session of the-Jegislature. Brown said a call for new taxes in the 1960 session was eliminated because of a re- port from State Department of Finance analysts that the slate would have a surplus of 70 million d o 11 a by next June 30. The governor said some of the money will be used to meet building and other capital outlay needs. He said the surplus also will be used to face up to university and state college' needs and to rescue the lagging state beaches and parks program. sharply attacked France las week in a secret NATO mili tary meeting for refusing to go along with integration o its forces with the alliance Secretary of State Christian A. Herter Tuesday insistec that integration is a vital par of NATO, and in effect sup ported Twining. GATES SPOKE today aftei French Defense Minister Pier re Guillaumat officially pro tested the American charg> that France is shirking am the fact that Twining's. speech reached the press. He charget that Twin in g overstepped military bounds and got into political matters. Gates said he felt that the United States is within competence, right and re sponsibility of its military to comment on the military ef fects of political decisions.' Adm. Walter F. Boone, U.S (Continued Page A-6, Col. 5) WHERE TO FIND IT Republican leaders hail the party's congressional victory in Iowa as a sign of a come back. Page A-3. Beach B-I. Hal C-13. C-13. D-6, 7. A-14. Death B-2. C-12. B-3. Shipping C-7. D-I to 4. C-14, 15. Tides, Television, Earl C-13. B-4, 5, 6. The Southland's Finest Evening Newspaper LtiNG BEACH 12, WEDNESDAY, DEC. Vol. 272 .________ TELEPHONE HE 5-1161 PRICE 10 CENTS HOME EDITION (Six Editions Daily) 72 PAGES CLASSIFIED HE 2-5959 Reveal Red Free Radio Poison Plot Deadly Drug Put in Saltshakers; Endangered MUNICH, Germ'any ladio Free Europe said today agents of a "foreign commu- nist power" has attempted a mass poisoning of its em- sloyes. Most of the employes of his privately financed, Amer- can station are refugees from Iron Curtain countries. Erik Hazelhoff, of Mount isco, N. Y., Radio Free Eu- rope's European director, said a poison was found Nov. 21 n a number of saltshakers at the station's cafeteria. The cafeteria is frequented by employes, who often bring their families. About 100 of the employes are Americans. THE DIRECTOR said the substance was analyzed by U S. Army medical authorities and was found to be atropine, a poisonous drug derived from the deadly nightshade plant. Hazelhoff said the poison ing attempt was revealed by a Radio Free Europe employe "who although ostensibly used by a foreign communist power for sabotage purposes' cooperating with American authorities from the time he was first con- tacted by the Reds. "He also revealed the iden- tity of the person who planned these acts and or- dered them executed, includ- ing this latest one, as being a communist diplomat stationec in Western Europe acting on the instructions of his gov- Hazelhoff contin- ued. The cafeteria was closed but will be reopened Thurs- day. HAZELHOFF SAID U. S and German authorities were notified immediately after the discovery. "The delay in the issuance of this announcement has been due to the necessities of the investigation which are proceeding In close co operation between RFE man- agement and the proper au- he said. "Every act of violence (Continued Page A-6, Col. 1) COLORFUL CRIME Park Meter ST. LOUIS own- er of five commercial build- ings painted city parking meter posts to match the building fronts turquoise, mustard and forest and the police saw, red. Central figure in the col- orful police case is Francis Doll. "I used the utmost taste and discretion without knowledge of violating any Doll protested, "but I suffered the indig- nity of riding in the paddy wagon." DOLL, A NATIVE of Mis- souri who serves as St. Louis consul for Repub- lic of Honduras, played his trump card upon arrival at the district police station Tuesday. He claimed diplo- matic immunity. "I figured it would en- hance city Doll explained. Police said residents of the neighborhood had com- plained, Doll was skeptical. "They love he said. FLOOD WATERS COVER HIGHWAY Flood waters from the Snoqualmie River roar across a highway near Fall City Wash., today and spread over adjacent farmland. It was the second time in a month that rains and melting snows caused flooding in the Wilton Plans Britain's Fleet Ion-Dollar Fires Salute to Ike on Cruiser The Wilton Hotel in down- town Long Beach plans a mil lion-dollar remodeling pro- gram. This marks the fifth big hotel-motel project announced for a Long Beach site in re- cent years. Massaglia Hotels, Inc., Wilton owner, today con- firmed "an extensive renova- tion project is planned." Joseph Massaglia Jr., hotel chain president, said the Wil ton will not detail its remodel- ing plans until the renovation gets under way. "But you can definitely say it will oc- he added. WILTON EMPLOYES de- clined official comment. But one hotel source said Mas- saglia has earmarked one mil- lion dollars for the remodel- ing, and that the renovation is slated to begin shortly after Jan. 1. Massaglia bought the Wil- ton four yers ago for 000. A million-dollar renova- tion project would represent an investment in Long Beach's future equal to 40 per cent of the original Wilton sales price. The Wilton announcement came as Long Beach hotel- motel-tourist industry people were streamlining all of Long Beach's tourist-convention fa- ciities. Other big projects an- nounced: 5 million dollar boatel" motel of 250 units for the new Long Beach ma- rina. The boatel is slated to be built when the marina is completed. The new Twilighter Hotel, a multi-million-dollar hotel at the foot of Linden Ave., over- looking the Pacific on the south side of Ocean Blvd. A 60-unit section is now being (Continued Page A-6, Col. 1) Raymond Swing's Condition Critical WASHINGTON mond Gram Swing, veteran radio news commentator, was reported in critical condition in the Washington Hospital Center today after a heart at- tack. Swing, 72, has been a news- man for over half a century. His first job was on a Cleve- land newspaper in 1906. By MARVIN L. ARROWSMITH WITH EISENHOWER IN THE British Mediterranean Fleet today salute President Eisenhower as he sailed over sunlit water to the Western summit meeting in Paris. A message was flashed b Adm. Sir Alexander Single aboard his flagship Tiger she passed within 600 yar of the President standing attention at the rail of th U. S. cruiser Des Moines. "I am honored and deligh ed to be able to salute yo while you pass on your mis Time Bomb Goes Off af School CHICAGO home- made bomb exploded in Stein- metz High School today. No one was injured. The explosion came at a.m., 37 minutes after police received a telephone call warning that a bomb would go off in the school at pre- cisely About of the school's pupils were in the building. The bomb was made of aluminum tubing and black powder. It exploded in a locker on the top floor of the three-story building situated on the northwest side of the city. THE BOMB exploded as Officer Kenneth Murphy ap- proached the locker. He and 11 other policemen from Cra- gin Station sped to the school after receiving the telephone warning. Lt. Charles Hopp said a candle three-fourths of an inch in diameter had been at- tached to the bomb. The can- dle had been lighted some- time late Tuesday. When the candle burned low, the flame ignited a fuse. Hopp said whoever planted the bomb was able to figure within eight minutes of the telephoned warning time. There was no panic in the school, which has had bomb threats previously, and Clar- ence C. Claxton, principal, said classes would be held today as usual. sion of peace through the se you know so well in war Bingley said over the flasl ing blinker on the Tiger. BINGLEY SAILED from Valletta, Malta, to pay h respects to the President an exchange gun salutes wit the Des Moines. Traditional Eisenhowe weather jeturned to th Mediterreanean today as th President sailed westward o the first real rest of his thre> continent good will tour. The Des Moines bore th (Continued Page A-6, Col. 2 British Trawler, 20 Given Up for Lost GLASGOW, Scotland The British trawler Red Fal- con today was officially re- ported missing and believed lost with her crew of 20. Planes Hit; Civilian Dies, Guard Flier Saf CHEYENNE, Wyo. UP) civilian pilot was killed an an Air National Guard fli parachuted to safety whe their planes collided in fligl four miles south of her Tuesday. The victim was Gene Lewis, 37, St. Cloud. Minn advertising man and fath< of six children. Capt. William Meckum, 3 was not hurt'. 12-Ft. Drifts Block Roads o Vaughn J Hundreds of Babies in Need of Milk as Supplies Run Out VAUGHN, N. M. upplies ran out this morning s the last fury of a dying torm stranded 600 motorists n this little high plains cowr own. Townspeople appealed to B governor for ially milk for hundreds of abies. The governor's office in Santa Fe said efforts were icing made to get all avail- ible highway equipment into he area to break a path hrough drifts to 12 feet deep. Highway crews fought .heir way from Roswell' to vithin 15 miles of Vaughn his morning, but were turned jack by huge drifts that tailed equipment. CRISIS was de- veloping at Fort Sumner'on .he high plains where stock- men told the governor's of- 'ice many cattle and sheep would perish unless help could 36 sent. The National Guard was or- dered to start preparing an 'Operation Haylift" to drop 'eed to the snowbound herds. Trains and Air Force Wea- sel half-tracks were called in o rescue motorists stranded on the blizzard-lashed plains. Western New Mexico was clearing this morning, but the dying storm continued to dump heavy amounts of snow n the high, flat areas of east- central New Mexico. 1 U. S. 85 between Springer and Las Vegas remained slocked. AT THE HEART of the continuing storm was the little plains cowtown of Vaughn, where the pop- ulation'was swelled by 600 stranded motorists. There were 25 small babies among the 125 motorists who spent the night in the Vaughn City Hall, and many others among the approximately 500 other stranded motorists who jammed the town's 110 avail- able motel rooms, and slept in all-night restaurants. Traffic was paralyzed even in the town itself, where 20 inches of snow was on the ground and still coming down hard at mid-morning. Stranded about 3 Y2 miles east of Vaughn on U. S. 60 was a Greyhound bus carry- ing 23 passengers and the driver. BOUNTIFUL Wolf at Door Helps Merry Christmas BOERNE, Tex. wolf that came into her back yard to visit, her dog stayed to become Chris- mas "pin money" to Mrs. Charles Jung this week. She looked door, saw the wolf with her dog, and shot It. She presented It to the Kendall County Commissioners' Court and collected in bounty. DETROIT is full of gay lights and Christmas only nine days most children. But for five little Detroit- ers life was dark indeed to- day and there was much sorrow. A watchman at the city's Welfare Shelter heard whim- pering as he made his rounds at 1 a.m. today. He stepped into the room where Mrs. Helen St. Clair, 32, and her five children had been living since Monday. Mrs. St. Clair was prone on the floor. "My mother's sobbed the oldest child, 12- year-old Hilliard Jr., "and I don't know what to do." POLICE TOOK the chil- dren, all but 7-month-old Penny, to a juvenile home. Penny was taken to a hospital to be cared for. An autopsy was ordered into the mother's death. Police Sgt. Elizabeth Grin- die said Hilliard told her the family had been destitute for some time and none knew the father's whereabouts. Only Monday, the lad said, the family returned to De- troit from Pennsylvania, where they had gone to seek help but didn't find any.