Press-Telegram (Newspaper) - December 19, 1959, Long Beach, California
BIG 4 AGREE ON SUMMIT DATE, SITE H o M E The Southland's Finett Evening Newspaper LONG BEACH 12, CALIF., SATURDAY, DECEMBER 24 PAGES TELEPHONE HE 5-1161 PRICE 10 CENTS EDITION (Six Editions Daily) Vol. LXXIl-No. 275 CLASSIFIED HE 2-5959 REGAL WELCOME FOR HUSKIES University of Washington tackle Bob White is presented orange by Tournament'of Roses Queen Mar- garethe Bertelson as Husky football team arrived in Long Beach Friday to begin training for Rose Bowl encounter with Wisconsin New Year Day. To the right of White is tackle Keith Cordes, who played at Long Beach City College before entering Washington. Huskies will hold two practice sessions today. See Sports Section for story and more Photo by Skip Shuman) Tie Family in Gems Grab SANTA MONICA thieves posing as delivery- men barged into a Santa Monica home and took TOO worth of jewelry, police reported Friday night. Investigators said one of the men rang the doorbell at the home of jewelry dealerj Henry Hoffman and yelled that he had a package. Hoff-j man's wife, Line, said the man stuck a gun into her! stomach when she opened the door. Then he and a compan- ion forced their way in, Hoffman, his wife and their son, Ronald, 7, were forced to lie down and were bound. Hoffman said was taken from his wallet. One of the men guarded the family while the other ransacked the house. THE LATTER found a pouch containing about 000 worth of jewels in a bath- room, but his partner wasn't satisfied. He hit Hoffman on Cuba's Executions Resume; Two Shot HAVANA Cubans convicted of or- ganizing an armed rebel group against Premier Fidel Castro's government were shot by an army firing squad today. The executions were the first since last summer. In the first six months of this year Castro's revolutionary tribunals dealt out firing squad sentences to more than 600 opponents of the regime. with a gun and the head snapped: "That's chicken feed. Now Where's the Hoffman said the thieves threatened to kidnap Ronald if they weren't told where the rest of the gems were. But shortly afterward they found them by themselves. Ronald, who had been bound only by the ankles, phoned police after the thieves left. "I'm glad they didn't take the he said. Typhoon Churning Toward China Sea MANILA Typhoon Gilda churned toward the China Sea today after cutting across the central Philippine Islands with winds that reached up to 120 miles an hour. First scattered reports told considerable shipping, crops property. damage to and other Yank Facing Indo Trial as Rebel Helper JAKARTA, Indonesia Allan Lawrence Pope, American flier accused of carrying out bombing attacks for North Celebes rebels in May 1958, will go on trial here Dec. 28, Indonesian au- thorities announced today. They said Pope, who has been detained since his B26 bomber was shot down over the sea 19 months ago, will be defended by a local law- yer. HE IS ACCUSED of caus- ing the deaths of several ci- vilians and loss of property. Following the 31-year-old flier's capture, U. S. Ambas- sador Howard Jones ex- Dressed regret over his activi- :ies with the rebels, describ- ing him as a "paid soldier of fortune." Pope, from Miami, Fla., suf- fered a leg injury in the plane crash May 18, 1958, but it now is fully healed, U. S. Em bassy officials say. Former Army Cpl. Lui Lara Crespo and ex-Sgt. Jose Antonio Morffi Reyes were shot at 7 a.m. on an army target range in Pinar Del Rio, provincial town in eastern Cuba. Lara had clung to the hope of clemency until Friday night. He said his belief that he would not be executed was so strong that he did not try to escape from the Pinar Del Rio jail earlier this month when American Frank Austin Young broke out. YOUNG, ALSO convicted of conspiring against Castro, was given a 30-year sentence instead of the death penalty demanded by the prosecution, tfe escaped after sentencing but was recaptured in Ha- vana. The Supreme War Council rejected Friday night clem- ency appeals for Lara, a for- mer corporal who was a hold- (Continued Page A-2, Col. 4) Sharp Earthquake Hits San Diego Area SAN DIEGO sharp iarthquake was recorded in Jan Diego today at a.m. by seismologist Fred Robin- He said the shock was re- corded In the San Diego area "or about five minutes. K Blasts Adenauer on Treaty MOSCOW (UPI) Premier Nikita Khrushchev, in a letter to West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer made public today, accused Adenauer of showing no interest in a Ger- man peace treaty and said German rearmament belied assurances of "peaceful inten- tions." The letter was written Oct. 15 but made public only to- day as West German, British French and United States leaders were beginning their Western summit meeting in Paris. THE RUSSIAN premier said he wished to avoid name calling but that he had the impression Adenauer consid- ered a German peace treaty a "petty and insignificant af- Report U. S., French Rift Being Healed April and Geneva Believed Chosen; Now Up to Russia PARIS Western Big Four today made some progress in patching up American-French differences and agreed on a date, place and agenda to propose to Russia for East-West summit talks. President Eisenhower con- ferred privately with Presi- dent Charles de Gaulle and urged the French leader to yield on his go-it-alone policy in NATO. There was no sign that De Gaulle had yielded. Later, 'however, diplomatic informants said there had seen an improvement in French-U. S. relations. DIPLOMATIC officials con firmed that a note proposing the summit meeting to Nikita S. Khrushchev would be polished up Sunday or the next day and immediately sent to the Soviet premier. Although no details were given, it was understood the time would be the last 10 days in April and the place would be Geneva. The agenda is equally un- derstood to include disarm- ament and the German ques- tion tied to the problem of Berlin. AGREEMENT ON the agen- da question was reported by the West German press spokesman, Felix von Eck- hardt. He said other ques- tions to be proposed deal with East-West relations generally. The western Big Four note to Khrushchev will be sent before Monday noon, U. S Presidential Press Secretary James C. Hagerty said. Formal invitations, approved by all four, will be issued before their meeting here ends Monday. Hagerty, who reported this, said however, the four leaders have not specifically agreed on the date they will propose. AFTER THE FIRST session of the Big Four leaders, Eisen- hower met with De Gaulle for 55 minutes. Eisenhower was reported to have supported Secretary of State Christian A. Herter. (Continued Page A-2, Col. 1) PART COMPANY WITH SMILES French Premier Michel Debre, Presidents Eisenhower and De Gaulle, and Ike's interpreter, Col. Vernon Walters, prepare to part company after a luncheon meeting in the Elysee Palace in Paris today. They discussed inte- gration of French fighting forces with other NATO military units. (AP) Huge Russ Armament Revealed PARIS Howell, their son, were building their Simpson Jr., three machine at an increasing rateJmonths: Mrs- Simpson's SHE JUST OBEYED HER BROKER Ex-Schoolmarm Dies a Millionaire CHICAGO (UPI) Beulah Shoesmith, a spin- ster schoolteacher, lived simply, invested wisely and died a millionaire. "She was a wonderful woman." said the broker who helped her earn a mil- lion dollars on the stock market. MISS SHOESMITH'S for- tune was revealed when her will was filed for probate. The 79-year-old retired schoolmarm left an estate of "I invest cautiously, but I do what my broker tells she often told friends. Friday the broker, Car- man S. Brown, told how Miss her teacher's salary into a mil- lion dollars. She consulted Brown on every move, he said, "put everything Into my hands and never complained when I a mistake or when we took a loss." 'We bought some, but not much, of the blue chip Brown said. "Mostly we took fliers on the off-beat stocks, operat- ing on the theory that in- flation will be with us for a long time and that sales would continue." "SHE WAS NO MISER, I can tell he said. "She dressed well and took vacations. But her greatest pleasure was in giving fi- nancial help to needy col- lege students, "She taught mathematics all her life. Many of the boys she helped have gone through schools like Mas- sachusetts Institute of Technology thanks to her." Miss Shoesmith's will left to friends, relatives and charities and set up a scholarship the University of CKlcngo. The balance of the for- tune was left to a cousin, Mrs. Blanche Albert; and Mrs. Albert's husband Ncv- in, Glendalc, Calif. daughter, Dawn, 7, and George E. Copeman, 40, of Howell. Engineer Grover Lamport, 60, of Grand Rapids, said he sounded the whistle on his Grand Rapids-to-Detroit train as he approached the cross- ing. WHERE TO FIND IT A-4, 5, 6. C-l to 7. B-4. C-l. Death C-I. Flnanclal--Page B-2. Shipping C-I. B-5, 8, 7. B-3. Tides, Television, Vital A-7. Dad Dozes, Three Tots Die in Fire PATERSON, N. J. Three children died in a fire early today as the babysitting" father of one of them dozed in front of his television, po- lice said. The father and a fourth child managed to escape from the burning first floor apart- ment. Firemen later found the bodies of the three small boys in the charred remains. The dead were identified as Anthony J: Ward, 21 months; Thomas Watson, 2, and Ricky Slade, 8. They were left with the Ward boy's father, William, while his wife, Myrtlene, went to a party. Weather- Clear tonight and sun- ny Sunday. Slightly wanner.