Press-Telegram (Newspaper) - December 25, 1959, Long Beach, California
CHRISTMAS MOST JOYOUS SINCE WAR Change in Big 4 Meet Date Asked by Khrushchev MOSCOW Premier Nikita S. Khru- shchev today urged the Western powers to agree to a summit conference date either later or earlier than April 27 in "order to avoid conflict with Russia's May Day festival in Moscow. In letters to President Eisenhower, President Charles de Gaulle of France and British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan the Soviet leader proposed that the Big Four meet either April 21 or May 4. He agreed that the session should be held in Paris. The letters to the Western Jig Three were delivered to :heir ambassadors by Foreign Minister Andrei G r o m y k o who called them from their Christmas firesides to get the Aid Reaches Sinking Local Tuna Vessel A Japanese freighter and a U. S. Coast Guard rescue plane today reached a 125- foot tuna clipper that had ra- dioed it was sinking off Baja California. The twin-engine plane, cir cling overhead, reported by radio that the Sea Boy was still afloat just off the coast about 330 miles south of San Diego. Three crewmen were ob- served sitting in one of two rubber life rafts tied to the tuna boat's stern. The other nine crewmen presumably were aboard also. The vessel said it was carrying 50 tons of tuna. X A THE RESCUE plane said the Japanese freighter Laplata Ma'ru was hove to alongside the clipper and a motor launch from the freighter was inves- tigating. Ray Pia, skipper of the tuna boat, radioed the Coast Guard that his boat was sinking and his bilge pumps had caught fire and were useless. The Sea Boy sailed from San Pedro earlier this week. It is owned by the Franco- Italian Packing Co. of San Pedro. Aid on Way fo Burro, Alone at Sea MIAMI U. S Coast Guard went to the aid today of a small burro strand- ed on a 40-foot cabin cruiser adrift in the Atlantic. The cuiter Travis from nearby Port Everglades was the drifting ves- sel, reported about 30 miles northeast of Miami. The Coast Guard learned of the burro's plight from the SS" Gulflube, which spotted the cruiser Thursday night. The Gulflube's crew rescued two men "and a dog from the small craft and took it in tow. IT WAS NOT known why the burro was aboard. A Coast Guard patrol boat met the Gulflube early this morning about 16 miles east of Miami. But rough seas prevented the men, Don D. Wallace of and Nelson from transferring from the Gulflube. The patrol boat took the cruiser in tow but lost Hallendale, Fla., Shaw of Miami, the tow rope in rough weather. notes. It was believed here that the Christmas-Day delivery was intended to emphasize the disruption which, would be caused in the Soviet Un- ion by the absence of Khru- shchev at a summit confer- ence during this country's great May Day parade. :i: KHRUSHCHEV, IN his one page letter, expressed pleas ure that the heads of thi three other states "conside: it desirable to discuss majo: issues from time to time in the capital of one or anothe of the countries participating in these discussions. "The Soviet governmen welcome can only welcome such a (Continued Page A-3, Col. 1) Sun Today; Rain Off to Arizona Sunny instead of sodden skies were promised by the weatherman for most of to day. The last of a pair of rain storms which gave the area a much-needed soaking fo more (ban 24 hours headec for Arizona this morning and no more precipitation was in immediate sight. The storms dumped 1.25 inches of rain on downtown Long Beach, bringing the sea son's total to 1.74 inches. Bj Christmas Day last year, thanhago Peak .5S 1.28 ua .95 .13 1.61 The Southland's Finest Evening Newspaper LONG BEACH 12, CALIF., FRIDAY, DECEMBER 25, 1959 Vol. LXXII-No. 280 __________-________ TELEPHONE HE 5-1161 PRICE 10 CENTS HOME EDITION Editions Daily] 30 PAGES CLASSIFIED HE 2-5959 Chapel of St. John at Jatkson, Wyo., Captures Serenity of Christmas Morning It's Quiet Christmas Road Toll for Ike and Mamie WASHINGTON dent and Mrs. Eisenhower jlanned to spend a quiet Ihristmas Day at the White -louse after attending a Christmas Eve church service. Press Secretary James C. -lagerty said the Eisenhowers lad no special plans for the day, although they may have a few friends in for dinner. There was no advance an- nouncement that the Presi- dent and his wife would at- tend the Christmas Eve serv- ice at the National Presby- terian Church. The White House an- nounced that the President and his Augusta, wife will fly Ga., Sunday. to RESTAURATEURS FIGHT OVER 'FEATHERS ON ANGEL WINGS' Judge Gives Cook Freedom of Souffle WASHINGTON (UPI) A federal judge who con- ceded he was "not a gour- met." had ruled that a chef imported specially from France can cook his souffle in any restaurant he chooses. The ruling b.y Judge Al- exander Holtzoff settled two restaurants' claims on Lucien Coudie, a 27-year- old cook who modestly de- scribes his Souffle Roths- child nu Grand Marnier as tasting like "a feather on an angel's wing." Coudic's services were fought for by two of Washington's most cxclu- French-menu restau- rants the Rive Gauche, which brought him here and originally hired him, and the Cordon Bleu, which lured him away when it opened three weeks ago. MANAGERS OF both restaurants, less than half a block apart in the capi- tal's elite Georgetown sec- tion, carried, their battle to district court Wednesday. Blaise Gherardi de Pa- rata, president of the Rive Gauche, pleaded that ho had arranged 15 months ago to get Coudie into the United States' under a spe- cial quota visa, De Parata said that be- fore Coudie came the cook signed a contract for wages of a week and agreed not to work for any other restaurant in the area for two years after leaving the Rive Gauche.' Holtzoff was cold to de Parata's plea to return Coudie to him so that cus- tomers would not follow the cook and his souffle to the Cordon Bleu. "Maybe I'm not a gour- met, but I've eaten in a lot of restaurants and I never inquired who the chef Holtzoff said. Furthermore, he said Coudie was only the second cook, not the chefi The judge asked Stanley Coudie's lawyer, whether Coudie had changed jobs for higher pay. The Cordon Bleu is giving 'him a week. But Kamerow said i( was not money, but. dissension in the kitchen, which caused Coudie to leave the Rive Gauche. COUDIE, WHOSE Eng- lish consists of "OK" couldn't understand a word the lawyers and restauran- tcura were saying, went back to the Cordon Bleu. He was willing to tell re- porters there of the delights of his souffles. But (he re- cipe, of course, was secret, Mounting at'58 Pace Bv Associated Press Traffic deaths mounted to- day at virtually the same pace as last year in the Christmas weekend holiday. The 100 mark was passed at almost the same time, a little after 8 a.m. By 3 p.m. the traffic death toll had reached 151. There also had been 9 fire fatalities and 8 miscellaneous deaths. The count count was a little ahead of that in last com- parable three-day Christmas period when 523 died in traf- fic. Last year's was a four- day holiday. Rain and snow fell in far western sections of the country and snow trom this week's storms covered are'.is from the northern plains to the Atlantic Const, making driving conditions hazardous on many highways. The fatality count started at. 6'p m. (local time) Christmas Eve and will continue until mid- night Sunday. The National Safety Council has estimated that 530 per- sons may be killed in trafiic accidents during the 78-hour period. NO RADIO-- JAMMING Rysssa Hears Christmas Message: LONDON dio today wished Americans a Merry Christmas and a New Year of true peace, "genuine- ly good neighborly relations" between the Soviet Union and the United States and "still more plenty" for all. In a special broadcast beamed to North America, a commentator said 1959 "lived jup to our expectations." It cited Premier Nikita Khrush- chev's visit to the United States, his proposal for total disarmament and the U. N. resolution on disarmament and President Eisenhower's "wish that all disputed ques- tions be settled by peaceful means." "IT IS GOOD to be able to the broadcast continued, "that the summit conference which last year was still un- attainable is now taking the shape of reality. "Without predicting any re- sults in advance, I think it can nevertheless be said thnt the meeting of East-West heads of government is going to be a useful the So- viet commentator said. year MUNICH, Germany (UPI resident Eisenhower's message of peace to the worlc was broadcast behind the Iron Curtain this Christmas time without interference o jamming by Communist radio stations. Voice of America official and officials of Radio Frei Europe said neither thi President's peace messagi nor Pope John XXIIl's mes sage asking "men of gooi to make the comin] peaceful and tranqui were subject to the usua disturbances. A SPOKESMAN for RF said the Communist jamniin continued right up unt Christmas Eve, including el forts to block Christmas mes sages by hundreds of Hun garian refugees who fled th country at the time of th 1956 anti-Communist rebe lion. But the Eisenhower mes sage went through free an clear, apparently as part o the current Kremlin "peace offensive. There was no immediat word whether the Eisenhow er peace message had bee broadcast throughout Asia Some Bursts! of Gunfire vlar the Day Words of Optimism, Flow From Kremlin, Bethlehem Manger By JAMES F. KING Associated Press Stall Writer Christians the world over oday celebrated the birth of hrisl in the most joyous pirit since World War II. The centuries-old message on earth, good will to but drowned out the poradic bursts of gunfire and umblings of tension that till wracked spots of the lobe. An exchange of shots be- ween Israelis and Syrians long the shores of Galilee roop movements in Iran and bombings in revoit- orn Alegria unrest in the rench-owned West Indita slands of Martinique taik >f invasion from Fidel Castro's BUT FROM pilgrims kneei- ng at the manger in ehem and the atheistic Krem- in came expressions of good ivill and words of optimism. Christmas services in Beth' ehem drew the largest crowds in years with wor- shipers from Western Chris-" endon joining those from ancient Persia and India as well as from both sides oE the divided Holy Land. In Rome, Pope John XXIH celebrated midnight mass and n a Christian sermon to the Vatican diplomatic corps nade a plea for the strength- ening of family life. The sery- ce was broadcast on the Italian television network. It was the first of three Christ- mas masses being celebrated by the 78-year-old Pontiff. IN MOSCOW, the foreign community ushered in Christ- mas with religious cere- monies For the first time in several years there was a loman Catholic priest to con- (Continued Page A-3, Col, 4J Report Iran Bolstering Its Borders TEHRAN, Iran jortedly has put more troops on the alert along the Soviet jorder as well as the frontier with Iraq as a result of the :ension between Iraq arid Iran. Although Army headquart> ers declined to comment, re- iable sources said the alert orders went to a division in the northern province of Az- erbaijan and to another sta- tioned near Kermanshah, on .he central western frontier Between Iran and her Arab neighbor. Army, Navy and Air Forces around of the world's largest oil refinery- were put on a full alert Wednesday after reports that Iraq was massing troops across the nearby Shatt-al. (Continued Page A-3, Col. 2) WHERE TO FIND IT A Southern-born federal judge has advised resident of Deerfield Park, 111., involved in a race dispute to try to get along. See Page A-2. Beach B-l. Hal A-13. A-13. C-5 to 8. B-4, 5. A-8. A-12. Death C-4. Shipping C-4. C-l to 4. A-10. TV, B-6. Tides, A-13. B-2, 3, -1. Your A-2. Weather- Clearing tonIglit. Mostly clear Saturday. Slightly warmer Satur- day.