Press-Telegram (Newspaper) - December 28, 1959, Long Beach, California
BUZZARD TRAPS MIDWEST DRIVERS HOME The Southland's Finest Evening Newspaper LONG BEACH 12, CALIF., MONDAY, DECEMBER Vol. 282 PRICE 10 CENTS TELEPHONE HE 5-1161 >Q 4f 'PAGES CLASSIFIED HE 2-5959 E (Six Editions Daily) Two Huge Earth Slides Push Part of Crack Train Into Puget Sound Sleep on 2 Stalled Buses Roads in Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska Clogged by Snow By Associated Press Wind-whipped snow rapped scores of motorists oday in the broad midwest- :rn storm belt. Snow plus cold and winds hat ranged up to 50 m.p.h. ormed blizzard conditions in :ome areas. Almost 100 stymied motor- sis spent the night in private lomes and the basement ol the City Hall in Russell, Kan 3assengers slept aboard two stalled buses. DIESEL LOCOMOTIVE and train cars in left background lie in waters of Puget Sound behind twisted rails as a U. S. Coast Guard boat cruises by. Train was derailed by a Wirephoto.) Fatal Tug Blast Chief Fact-Finder Routs Glum on Steel Peace Residents CRESCENT CITY, Calif. three hours it was touch and go in this North Coast harbor town. A tug boat exploded next to a barge loaded with gallons of high oc- tane gasoline. When the peril ended Sun- day, one man was missing and. believed dead, another was burned. Four were pitched into the bay by the force of the 'morning blast. The downtown district of Crescent City, a community of was evacuated. Fish ing boats, tied up during the holidays, lifted anchor. Many carried local residents. THE BLAST had the force of an earthquake in the wa- terfront area. It was felt as far away as Brookings, Ore., 30 miles to the north. The missing man was Gor- don McCullum, 22, of Seattle, a deck hand on the tug Celilo. The vessel belonged to the Upper Columbia River Tow- ing Co., Portland, Ore. McCullum's post was di- rectly over the central force of two explosions. Lawrench Hanson, 31, of Coos Bay, Ore., was treated at Seaside Hospital for facial burns and released. V v HANSON SAID gas from (Continued Page A-3, Col. 4) WASHINGTON chairman of President Eisenhower's fact-finding board said today he sees no possibility of settling the steel dispute before the panel reports to the Chief Executive Jan. 6.: the glum forecast was made by. Dr. George W. Tay- lor, chairman of the three- man panel, before the board resumed hearings into the dis- pute. Jan. 6 Is the deadline for the board's report to the Pres- ident on the companies' last offer for settlement and peace efforts by union and manage- ment. TAYLOR TOLD a news con- ference he would not try to mediate or bring both sides closer to an agreement as he did last fall when the board first held public hearings on Typhoon Harrier Moves Toward Guam GUAM, Har- riet with 125 m.p.h. center winds was moving west northwest at 14 m.p.h. 600 miles west of here today, the Guam fleet weather central reported. Weather- Variable high cloudi- ness tonight and through Tuesday, but mostly sunny Tuesday, Little change in temperature, Food Poison Fatal to 2; 25 Others III DETROIT women died and 25 persons, includ- ing eight children, were stricken ill with food poison- ing in Detroit Sunday. The dead were Mrs. Anna Kahanak, 61, and Mrs. Isa- bella Tait, 79. Both women died shortly after admittance to hospitals. Detective Sgt. Dave Harris of the Homicide Bureau said there was no reason for gen- eral alarm. "THERE WAS no con- nection between the scattered Harris said. "In each case the trouble seemed to stem from food that had spoiled or that hadn't been properly prepared." Only one of those taken sick had eaten in a restau- rant. the case. "I don't see any possibility of a settlement before Jan. the chairman said. "There is no sense in holding out the possibility of further move- ment in sight when there isn'l any." Union President David J. McDonald said a union straw vote shows that 95 per cent of the steelworkers are against accepting management's "last offer" to settle the dispute. McDonald said the latest (Continued Page A-3, Col. 1) SEATTLE HP) Two mas- sive earth slides in the space of 20. minutes pushed part ol a crack 13-tar passenger train into Puget Sound 12 miles north of here Sunday. Ten persons six.of them crew members were in jured, none seriously. The Great Northern Rail way's Empire Builder, bounc for Chicago with 188 passen gers aboard, was about 30 minutes out of Seattle when the -first slide struck. It de railed a four-unit diesel loco motive. Twenty minutes later, with help already on the scene, an other slide again slammed into the diesel units. It carried the diesel units and a baggage-mail car oul into the Sound. A mail-dormi tory car was left teetering on a seawall. STRUNG OUT along the tracks were six other cars, al derailed but still standing up (Continued Page A-3, Col. 7) Three Earth Tremors Recorded at Fordham NEW YORK earth tremors, originating 4, 900 to miles from here were recorded early today on the seismograph at Fordham University. The Rev. Joseph Lynch university seismologist, sak the tremors might have oc curred in Kamchatka, near the Bering Sea. 1ST LONG PANTS, 1ST PUBLIC UTTERANCE Prince Charles Reads the Gospel LONDON (UPI) The 11-year-old Prince of Wales put on his first long pants Sunday night and in a small way began to take on the duties that eventually will confront him as .King., Prince' Charles appeared at a post-Christmas church service and read the Bible lesson for the congregation, It was a first tiny step in the process, It was his first quasi-pub- lic utterance, and he did fine job. His mother the Queen, his father Prince Philip, his sister Princess Anne, his grandmother the Queen Mother, his aunt Princess Margaret, and a host of ordinary worshipers were in the congregation. It was a tough spot for a little boy. But London newspapers reported he car- ried it off well. IT ALSO was a proud and perhaps heart tugging moment for the Queen, as she watched her little boy begin to evolve Into a man, London "newspapers ported that young Charles read the passage, 11 verses from the second chapter of the Gospel according to St. Matthew, "clearly and well." The occasion was an an- nual event, attendance by the royal family at the church of Sts. Peter and and Paul, near the Queen's country residence at Sand- ringham. Traditionally, a member of .the ,family reads the lesson. It Was 17-year-old Prince William of Gloucester, a cousin of the Queen. THE SNOWFALL stopped n Russell after piling up to a 7-inch' depth. Road crews jucked gusty winds to try to open drifted roads. U. S. 40 and U. S. 281 were closed temporarily in the Russel area. Many highways in north- vestern Missouri, southwest- ern Iowa and southeastern Nebraska were clogged by drifts. At one time during the night more than 150 cars were held up on Iowa route 92 between Council Bluffs and Treynor. Two trucks overturned and others jack- cnifed on hills. TWENTY MAROONED mo torists slept on tables cov- ered with blankets in an ar- mory in McPherson, Kan. One foot of new snow bur- dened the black hills of South Dakota. There were 6 to 10 inches of snow in some east- ern districts in the state. Ice up to one-half incl :hick coated communication lines in Minnesota. Eight ;oWns in the southwestern section of the state and three n the northeastern region were cut off from long-dis tance telephone service by wire breaks. THE STORM slammed into northern Wisconsin on winds with gusts up to 78 m.p.h. in Superior. The blow knockec down wires and power poles ripped down signs and shat tered a window in the Roman (Continued Page A-3, Col. 1) State Mails Income Tax Forms Early SACRAMENTO W) The state today bega'n mailing a record income tax form to California taxpayers It's a mighty big 200 tons. The returns usually go ou; a bit later. But the Franchise Tax Board is trying to bea increased postal rates for bulk mailings which go into effeci Friday. State Controller Alan Cranston, board chairman estimates the state can save if the job is com pleted by Thursday. The returns are package( by city of destination in some canvas bags. They include o new 540A short forms, pat terned after the 1040A fed eral card returns. WHERE TO FIND IT Gov. Rockefeller's with drawal from the Republican presidential nomination cam paign is political fuel for both his own party and the Demo crats. Page A-12. Beach B-I. Hal A-17. A-17. C-4 to S. B-8, 9. B-2. A-16. B-3. Shipping A-12. C-I to 4. B-6. TV, C-8. Tides, Vital A-14. Wllson-iPage A-17. B-4, CARS SEARCHED AS PLANT REOPENS National Guardsmen search cars carrying non-union workers into the strike- troubled Wilson Co. meat packing plant in Albert Lea, Minn., today. Eight men were jailed for taking firearms through the Wirephoto.) NON-UNIONISTS JAILED 8 at Meat Plant Face Gun Charges ALBERT LEA, Minn. non-union work- ers were jailed for carrying firearms on their return to work at the struck Wilson and Co. meat-packing plant, today after a martial-law shutdown. A ninth man was in custody at the plant and offi- cers said he, too, would be jailed. There were no disturbances, however, as workers streamed into the plant grounds with only four striking pickets standing by. Police confiscated five shot- Holiday's Road Toll Off 15 Pet. By Associated Press The nation's t h r e e-day Christmas holiday apparently cost substantially less in traf- fic deaths this year than in comparable Christmas week- ends of recent years. The than 500 as delayed reports of fatali- ties between 6 p.m. Thursday and last midnight were tabu- roughly 15 per cent less than the 609 lives claimed in 1955, and smaller than the 523 of 1953. THIS YEAR, 492 died in traffic accidents, 43 in fires and 72 from miscellaneous causes, for a total of 607. Like this year's holiday, those of 1955 and 1953 also were three-day observances. The National Safety Coun- cil, which had estimated be- fore the holiday that 530 deaths might b? expected, pointed out that the current toll came with 71 million cars in operating condition 25 per cent more than in 1953 and 12 per cent more than in 1955. Avalanche Engulfs 7 Skiers; 3 Perish VAL D'ISERE, FRANCE (fft avalanche today en- gulfed seven skiers, killing three of them. The avalanche swept the slope between the villages of Laisinant and Fornert. Ski patrols pulled four alive fromj the mass of snow. guns, two rifles, seven pistols and a hunting knife as they searched cars. Some of the weapons were loaded. SHERIFF Everette Stovern said he was holding the men for contempt of an earlier re straining order issued in a state District Court. The order dealt with conduct of pickets and workers, and the number of pickets permitted at the plant gates. Stovern did not name the men held. He said they woulc be identified when they ap- pear before a district judge. None of them is from Al- bert Lea or Freeborn County, which were under martial law for 16 days until today. The plant resumed opera- tions under protection of Na- tional Guardsmen, sent here 2y2 weeks ago to quell picket line violence. t THE UNITED Packinghouse Workers of America union had only token pickets at the gates as cars carrying non union workers streamed into the plant's grounds. Martial law in Albert Lea and surrounding Freeborn County was lifted at midnigh by Gov. Orville Freeman in compliance with the court or der that reopened the plant. The guardsmen were kep on duty, however, to help local police to keep the peace that has been undisturbed since the two days of rock throwing demonstrations Dec 9 and 10. Report Russ OK Talk on )isarming I0-Nation Meet to Be Held in Geneva March 15 MOSCOW W> Informed sources said today the Soviet Jnion has accepted a West- ern proposal to reopen dis- armament talks in Geneva March 15. The date and site for the LO-nation disarmament meet- ng were advanced by the Jnited States, Britain, France, Canada and Italy after a meeting in Paris Dec. 21. Communist nations to sit n on the meeting are the Soviet Union, Czechoslovakia, Bulgaria, Poland and Ro- mania. The commission is spon- sored by the United Nations. SLIDES ALL THE WAY Boss the Boxer Takes 700-Ft. Mountain Trip STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. two-year-old dog named Boss was a bit footsore today but otherwise in sur- prisingly good shape considering a 700-foot slide down the sheer granite face of Stone Mountain. Boss, a 'male boxer, was enjoying the view from the top of the landmark Saturday when he' saw the -steady stream of cars on a highway far below. Without so much as a pause to check the terrain, Boss headed for the cars down he went, on a 700-foot skid. THE CLAWS OF BOSS'-front feet were nearly worn off and he showed a reluctance to sit afterward but other- wise appeared unhurt. T. V. Mullinax, Pine Lake, Ga., who took the dog to the top, said a veterinarian could find nothing seriously wrong with the dog. The dog landed in a tangle of vines at tho bottom of tho cliff, which features a Confederate memorial relief carving, and was found trying to scratch his way back up the mountain, THE SOVIET agreement was contained in a note landed to French Ambassa-> dor Maurice DeJean by Dep- uty Foreign Minister Valerian Zorin at noon today. This is the first time the west has agreed to numerical equality for the Communist )loc on one of these commis- sions. The disarmament confer- :nce, coming ahead of the jrojected East-West summit ;alks in Paris, would give the Western powers a chance to ;est Soviet intentions. Formation of the 10-nation committee was announced in Geneva Sept. 7 by the United Itates, France, Britain and tha Soviet Union. It replaces a ive-power conference that 'ot nowhere on the issue. Gales Add to Europe Death Toll LONDON (UPI) Storms and gales buffeted Europe :oday from Scandinavia to Italy, adding to the Christmas weekend death toll of 421 ives in automobile accidents, avalanches and floods. Great Britain, Germany and France accounted for more :han half the holiday deaths, 3ermany reported 90 dead, 61 in automobile accidents, available in Britain, but it was estimated that at least 90 persons were killed in traffic accidents. In France, 74 persons were killed, 61 in automobile accidents. Italy reported 33 dead, 27 on the highways. Belgium had 24, of which 20 were due to traf- fic accidents. Austria had 22, with 18 on the highways. GALES SWEPT Britain and the winds whipped up huge waves which swept a father and his 9-year-old son to their death at Bournemouth. The 70 Inhabitants of thd Scilly Isles just off the coast of Britain have been stornv- jound since Christmas Eva and Coast Guard officials called their condition "appall- ing."