Press-Telegram (Newspaper) - December 26, 1959, Long Beach, California
DEVICE TESTED IN DOGS Electric Heart Produced; Seen for Human Use URBANA, ILL. scientist brothers have produced a mechanical heart which may add years of useful life to humans whose hearts wear out or break down. The prototype has been tested for short periods on dogs. It has not yet been used on humans. A patent on the device has been issued to William J. Fry, director of the biochemistry laboratory at the University of Illinois, and his brother, Francis a re- search professor at the laboratory. tiplinirn tViif "We believe that a mechan- ical heart capable of handling human needs for normal liv- ing for up to 30 years will be William Fry said today. The device which has been used only for short prelim- inary tests on dogs is a small, two-chamber pump driven by a tiny electric motor. Motor and pump, encased in a smooth plastic cover, is only slightly larger than a normal heart. The device is powered by batteries which may be carried by the wearer. S .-it "A GOOD DEAL of devel- opment remains to be William Fry told an inter- viewer. "We have used a small, body functions upon recovery from anesthetics following the installation operation. He said surgical techniques adequate for installation o; the mechanical heart have been developed. It is primar- ily a matter of grafting and connecting veins and arteries ONCE INSTALLED, the heart is sealed within the high-speed motor in the dog tests. An artificial heart for humans would require a larg- er motor for longer wear. "There must be an auto- matic regulator to provide varying pumpage for relaxa- tion and full body activity. The pump and motor would be easily serviced during a few days in a hospital at in- tervals of several years." Thus far, Fry said, animals have been sustained only for periods long enough to check chest cavity, and the opening is healed. Only the wires for connection to small batteries protrude from the body. Batteries may be strappec to the leg. The patient would have a kit containing spare plug-in batteries for use while alternate batteries were being recharged. Also possible is plug-in cord for a home wal. socket with a current reduc- tion device for connection to the mechanical heart. The brothers obtained the patent for Interscience Re- search Corp. of Champaign, 111., a nonprofit research firm of which William is president and Francis vice president. The corporation is not con- nected with the university. William Fry said that de- velopment funds are the big need of the firm at present. Desperation Phoning Saves 3 From Fumes A desperate telephone call saved a Long Beach man, his wife and mother-in-law from death by asphyxiation early today in their fume-filled home at James M. Purcell, 64, dis- O y covered the two women un- conscious and barely breath- ing in their beds, and man- I aged to call his daughter, Mrs. James M. Hess, 30, of 6003 E. Droxford St., Lake- loyes Warned on Yule Fowl MONTEREY PARK (CNS) one hundred em- ployes of a Monterey Park construction firm were warned early today not to eat turkeys they received as Christmas gifts from the company. Mrs. Dorothy Christopher, who claims to be the execu- tive secretary for the Olt- mans Construction Co., said the birds which were dis- tributed to employes who live throughout Los Angeles County Friday afternoon were spoiled an can result in illness. She said she had received four telephone calls from per- sons who reported being ill. Mrs. Christopher said she wired about 40 of the em- ployes warning them, and spoke to many others, most of whom complained that the turkeys did not smell right. She said many of the per- sons ate the turkeys anyway. Freighter Capsizes; 12 Drown, 5 Rescued ATHENS Greek freighter Rosa Vlassi capsized late Friday off Cape Sounion, 40 miles southeast of Athens, and 12 of her crew drowned. The captain, chief mate and three crewmen were rescued. The vessel had list- ed heavily on a voyage to- ward Piraeus with a cargo of mineral ores and keeled over 15 minutes later. wood, before collapsing him- self. Mrs. Hess called an ambu- lance, which arrived in time to save Purcell, his wife, Lowes, 56, and Mrs. Blanche Fliss, 75. POLICE SAID a faulty floor furnace and lighted gas stove burners exhausted the oxygen in the tightly-sealed home. Purcell said he entered the home about 7 a.m. from an upstairs apartment, and made coffee. He entered his wife's bedroom and was unable to rouse her, and then he began to lose consciousness himself. He staggered to the phone to call his daughter, and told her "something's wrong need you before col- lapsing. Police said the three vic- tims were very near death when ambulance attendants began to administer oxygen. Mrs. Fliss was taken to Community Hospital for ob- servation. Purcell and his wife were treated by a pri- vate physician. WHERE TO FIND IT Churches-----Pages A-4, 5 Classified ..Pages B-4to8 Comics......... Page B-2 Crossword ......Page B-3 Death Notices ...Page B-4 Financial.......Page B-4 Shipping Table ..Page B-4 Sports......Pages A-6, 7 Theaters.......Pages B-3 TV, Radio.......Page A-8 Tides, Temperatures ..A-8 Ike Off on Unannounced Trip to Visit Son, Family WASHINGTON (UPI) President Eisenhower, appar- ently lonesome for his grand- children at Christmastime, left the White House this morning for an unannounced trip to visit them at Gettys- burg, Pa. The President, who re- turned here Tuesday after his 19-day good-will tour over- seas, spent Christmas Day at the White House while the four grandchildren were at their Gettysburg home with their parents, Maj, and Mrs. John Eisenhower. Eisenhower left by car. He returned to the While House by the middle of the after- noon. The President is flying Sun- day to Augusta, Ga., to rest and put the finishing touches on major reports and recom- mendations to the returning Congress. ROCKEFELLER DECIDES NOT RUN FOR PRESIDENCY Traffic Toll 4 in District on Holiday Patrolman Killed as Cycle Crashes Into Pursued Car Law enforcement officers were involved in two of the area's three fata! traffic acci- dents Friday night. Four per- sons in a single crash. Killed: Robert J. Sweet, 29, af 2609 Greentop St., Lakewood., a motorcycle police officer for the Los Angeles Harbor Division. Mrs. Doloretta Melcher, 58, of 4135 W. 175th PI., Tor- ranee, mother-in-law of sher- iff's deputy Wesley English, 28. William E. Van Meter, 39, of Lemon Grove. Mrs. Alice W. Guttilla, 38, of 14716 Libra Dr., La Mirada. SWEET WAS EN ROUTE home after duty when a driver allegedly made an il- legal right turn in front of him at a.m. His motor- cycle crashed with the side of the car as he pursued it east on Highway 101 near Sanford Ave. in Wilmington. Sweet was thrown through the windshield and onto the pavement. The driver of the car, Paul Garcia, 22, of Ontario, a metal polisher, was booked on sus- picion of manslaughter. Offi- cer Henry Troyer said Garcia failed to pass a sobriety test. He was treated at San Pedro Receiving Hospital for cuts. Sweet had been a motor- cycle officer for two of the five years he had been with the Harbor Division. Sweet had a wife and two (Continued Page A-2, Col. 3) HOME The Finest Evening Newspaper LONG BEACH 12, CALIF., SATURDAY, DECEMBER Vol. 281 PRICE 10 CENTS TELEPHONE HE 5-1161 EDITION (Six Editions Daily) 16 PAGES CLASSIFIED HE 2-5959 Road Deaths Across U. S. Mount BURRO ON BOAT SAVED GRATITUDE Customers Served, She Takes No Pay NEW YORK Nina Zozulin, 35, a native of the Ukraine who came to this country from a French displaced persons camp and set up a grocery seven years ago, said she tried to think of some way to show her gratitude to Americans. Friday she served her customers as re- fused to take any pay. Speed, Bad Driving and Wet Highways Killing Six an Hour By Associated Press A combination of speed, slippery highways and care- ess driving accounted today :or a steadily mounting toll ol traffic fatalities over the Christmas holiday weekend. More than halfway through the 78-hour holiday, deaths resulting from traffic acci- dents were occurring at a pace of slightly more than six an hour. At 2 p.m., 43 hours after the start of the holiday period, 277 traffic deaths had been counted. Fires claimed 29 lives, miscellaneous causes 30, for a total of 3.36. THE TOLL kept pace with that of the 1958 Christmas holiday despite stepped-up traffic enforcement through- out the country and repeated pleas from authorities that motorists use extreme cau- tion on the highways. The National Safety Coun- cil blamed the toll on bac weather, speed, heavy traffic and downright carelessness on the part of drivers. The council estimated 53C persons might die in traffic accidents during the three- day holiday. The most recent compar- able three-day Christmas pe- riod was in 1955 when traffic deaths occurred. Last year a four-day holiday deaths occurred in traffic mishaps. Report Afghan Tanks on Patrol After Riots KARACHI, Pakistan Army tanks today were re- ported patrolling the streets of Kandahar, Afghanistan, as an aftermath of rioting Mon- day. BLEAK HOLIDAY FOR CAROLE Carole Tregoff, usually a perfect picture of con- trol, broke clown and wept Friday as she marked both Christmas and her 23rd birthday in Los Angeles County Jail. Since the jail censor was off for the holiday she got no Christmas mail. Miss Tregoff and her lover, Dr. Bernard Finch, 42, are charged with murder of his socialite wife, Bar- Wirepholo) Jenny Sue's Lone Sea Ordeal Over Quake Rocks Peru Towns, Death Toll JENNIE SUE, the burro, still a bit wobbly and sad- eyed after 24 hours alone on an abandoned, ocean- tossed boat, gets her legs on solid ground again. MIAMI, Fla. Sue, a missionary's burro, isn't anxious to skipper a cabin cruistr again. For almost 24 hours the sad-eyed little pack animal was the only living thing on an ocean-tossed boat that broke down after two men sailed with Jennie Sue, a dog, and mission supplies for South Andros Island in the Bahamas. RESCUED Christmas Day by the Coast Guard, Jennie Sue clumped ashore at Port Everglades with just a suggestion of the only sound item of a cargo. The Rev. Donald Powell, founder of the Mission Through Faith, said the supplies intended for the natives' Christmas were bought with his group's last resources. "I don't know what we'll do. At least Jennie Sue is he said. The sea ruined food, clothing, stoves and gifts stowed in the 36-foot cruiser SP II. sii DON D. WALLACE of Hallandale and Nelson Shaw of Miami set out a week ago Christmas Eve in the boat for South Andros. On Christmas Eve a tanker, the SS Gulflube, found the SP II drifting 26 miles southeast of Miami. Then tanker took off the men and dog but couldn't rescue Jennie Sue because of rough weather. Christmas morning the Coast Guard summoned by the tanker, reached the wallowing SP II and towed it to shore. One Coast Guardsman said the boat was "tossing like a chip but the donkey stood on the deck like an old sailor." Jennie Sue was ready for a good helping of hay, how- ever. Her Christmas Dinner was pasteboard munched from a stove carton on deck. Yuletide Temblor Ruins 254 Homes; 37 Persons Hurt LIMA, Peru Vlanuel Prado's government ordered relief supplies flown ;oday to the mountainou; Cangallo Department of southern Peru, stricken by a Yuletide earthquake of unde- termined proportions. Fragmentary reports from that department quoted pro vincial authorities as saying 7 persons were killed and 37 injured at the village of Pom abamba. Two hundred am fifty-four of Pomabamba', homes were reported de stroyed. -f TWO OTHER villages, Mol lebamba and Huantapuquio were described with Poma bamba as being among th most affected. But there wa no detail on the toll in those two. Communications betweei Lima and Cangallo, about 401 miles southeast of this cap! tal, were so poor it was no known exactly when th quake occurred or where i centered. Exec-Envoy W. Crforbes Dead at 89 BOSTON Cameron Forbes, 89, businessman-dip- lomat whose governmenta career spanned four different presidential administrations, died Thursday. He had been in poor health for several years and had been confined to his room in a Back Bay hotel for the past few months. He was a bache- lor. Funeral services are set for Monday. but details are not complete. Much of his diplomatic work was in the Far East be- ginning in 1904 when Presi- dent Theodore Roosevelt ap- Dointed him to the Philippine lommission, governing body (Continued Page A-2, Col. 6) It's 'Definite and 1e Declares Says Most of SOP Opposes Contest for Nomination ALBANY, N. Y. ion A. Rockefeller said today le would not be a presi- dential candidate. "This decision is definite and the New York gov- ernor said. Rockefeller also said ha would not "entertain any nought of accepting nomin- ation to the vice presidency even if the honor were of- :ered. The unexpected decision was announced in a statement jassed out to newsmen by a Rockefeller aid at the state capital. -4: THE REPUBLICAN gover- nor had made wide-ranging tours of the country in what was regarded as a sounding out of his chances for com- peting with Vice President Richard M. Nixon for the GOP nomination. These trips, Rockefeller said, had made it clear to him that the majority of the potential delegates to the 1960 GOP convention were opposed to any contest; 'for the nomination. J the governor (Continued Page A-2, Col. 1) Fire Sweeps Farmhouse; 4 Tots Killed MARSHFIELD, Mo. Four children died today in a fire that swept a two-story farmhouse 14 miles east of here in remote Ozark country of southwest Missouri. Mrs. Fern Mitchell, mother of two of the youngsters and aunt of the other two, was critically burned. Her hus- jand, Ronald Mitchell, escaped. Sheriff Floyd Owens attributed the fire to a faulty 'lue. The dead were identified as Donna Mitchell, 11, and lames Edwin Mitchell, 2, children of James Wilbur Witchell, who was reported some where in California; Clyde De Wayne Mitchell, 5, and Darrell Ray Mitchell, 3, sons of the Ronald Mitchells. Weather- Mostly clear tonight and clear and sunny Sunday. Continued cool tonight and slightly warmer Sunday after- noon. HEY, NSKB! LOOK WHAT YOUR KIDS ARE UP TO! Khrushchev's Daughter, Son-in-Law Attend Catholic Mass, Take in Paris Girlie Shows By ANTHONY AUSTIN PARIS to Soviet Premier Nikita S, Khrushchev: Your daughter Rada and son-in-law Alexei Adjubei have looked into a capita- list Christmas and they liked it. Rada, your daughter, Mr. K., could hardly be ex- pected to veer from Com- munism's stiff anti-religious policy and attend a Roman Catholic midnight mass. But she did. Your son-in-law could have been expected to mock Christmas and midnight mass as so much Western superstition, but he didn't. In fact, Alexei let it be known: "As for the mass, I think I'll come back to Paris to hear it sung again." "It's not tattling to tell you, Mr. K., that the young couple came here Christmas Eve to attend an interna- tional journalism meeting sponsored by Radio Luxem- bourg. After all, Alexei is editor of your government newspaper Izvestia. X: ft BUT MAYBE it is telling tales out of school to say Rada and Alexei whirled through a Parisian Christ- mas escorted by Paris cor- respondent Sergei Zykov, who seerns to know his way around the brightest lights in this city of light. First Zykov took your daughter and son-in-law to the packed midnight Pontif- ical High Mass at Notre Dame Cathedral Christmas Eve, Then Rada and Alexei got Zykov to zip them through a wee-hours tour of the brassy Montmartre and Latin Quarter night clubs. You know, Mr. girls, some of them doing that scandalous dance you witnessed not long ago in can-can. Well, now, as though that weren't enough wal- lowing in the pleasures of the capitalistic bourgeoise, Christmas morning found them "covered with con- fetti and enjoying them- selves by throwing paper pellets at each ac- cording to one newspaper. There are a couple more little items you shoulu know about, Mr. K., in case Rnda or Alexei "forget" to mention them when they write you a postcard. That suite the kids have in the Crillon Hotel is not exactly plain, simple peas- ant wall to wall carpeting, yellow and black marble bathroom, and a terrace with a nificent view of the Place de la Concorde. AND FRIDAY night they got all dressed up and joined the cream of high society, mind you, at the Paris opera to see "Car- an opera, you'll be reassured to learn, about a simple working girl. Now don't scold the young folks when they get back to Moscow, Mr. K. In fact, when you come to' Paris in March for a stats visit, why not have as good a capitalistic time as they are having?