Press-Telegram (Newspaper) - December 29, 1959, Long Beach, California
PAP TRIES VAINLY TO RESCUE SON Wove Sweeps L B. Boy from Seal Beach Jetty ALLIES URGE MAY 16 FOR SUMMIT CONCLAVE JIMMY JENKINS Believed Drowned Photos bv Roger Coar TWO BOYS drenched by waves that swept a third the ocean huddle under a blanket for warmth. ;.Don Yarborough 13, of 168 E. 60th St., and Bob Coddington, 161 E. 60th St., said they managed to cling to the jetty's rocks. (Scene of accident shown in photo at bottom of page.) Gov. Brown Says He's Definitely Not in I960 Race By MORRIE LANDSBERG SACRAMENTO Brown all but bowed out-today as a serious Democratic candidate for presi- dent. Brown told his news conference he still expects to head California's 81-vote delegation the Democratic national convention as a favorite-son candidate. But he added firmly he will take no active part toward becoming a serious candidate. Would he accept, the vice presidential nomination? Jet Tank Falls, Fire Kills Mom TUCSON (ff> A woman riding a bicycle died in a pil- lar of fire Monday when a B47 jet fuel tank fell like a bomb and exploded. The victim was Mrs. June A. ;David, 32-year-old mother of two boys. Clifford Smith sa'itf'the woman was sucked into a fiery column that to 300 feet high. Her body, virtually incinerated, was found 30 to 40 feet from the burning bicycle. ;The tank, laden with gallons of fuel, fell as the plane rose from Davis-Mon- tha'n Air Force Base. Smith said it exploded on impact and spread a fiery carpet 675 feet long and 350.wide. "There was a woman's body on the said Harry A. Fieldman, who arrived mo- ments later. "There was fire "I would not." S BROWN, ROUNDING out his first year as governor, left the door only slightly ajar on the possibility of be- coming a national candidate for president. "The only exception I he said, "is that in the event others came into California, then I might change my position in some other western states." In other words: if other Democratic candidates sought delegates in California, he might make a pitch for dele- gates in unspecified western states. ASIDE FROM that Brown declared he doesn't intend to enter any presidential pri maries, except California in the role of a favorite son. California law rules out un- instructed delegations. It's the accepted thing for the governor of the party in power to enter the state pri- mary as a nominal candidate. Brown said Gov. Nelson Rockefeller of New York found out that in order to (Continued Page A-4, Col. 1) (Continued Page A-4, Col. 5) THOMAS A. JENKINS Tried to Save Son A 13-year-old Long Beach boy was swept off the Seal Beach jetty at a.m. today while fishing with his father and two other youths. The father, Thomas Jenkins, 61, of 6019 Jaymills Ave. made a desperate attempt to save his son, Jimmy. Jenkins, who is unable to swim, abandoned his rescue attempts and rushed to nearby home to summon help. WITH THE FATHER and son were Bob Coddington, 12, of 161 E. 60th St. and Don Yarborough, 13, of 168 E. 60th St., both Long Beach junior high school students. Young Coddington said he saw the wave as it rolled over the jetty which leads to the Seal Beach Naval Ammuni- tion and Net Depot and was saved when he clutched a rock. He said the.victim was swept away while trying to save their fishing gear anc some perch they had caught Three hours later, Hunting ton Beach lifeguards, units from Seal Beach, the Cqas Guard and a boat from the Naval Depot were still trying to locate the boy. Khrushchev Gets Notes From Big 3 Paris Would Be Site of Conference if Russia Accepts AUGUSTA, Ga. United States, Great Britain and France formally proposed :o Russia today that the four )owers open a summit con- 'erence in Paris May 16. The next move is up to So- viet Premier Nikita S Khrushchev. White House 3ress Secretary James C Hagerty said there has been no indication yet whether the new date is acceptable to the Russian leader. Word of the Allied decision on summit timing was an ill- tept secret in numerous world capitals. THE WESTERN powers agreed on May 16 a day or two ago, but they withheld an actual announcement until they could notify Khrushchev. This was done in -similar diplomatic notes, delivered in Woscow today, from President Eisenhower, Prime Minister Harold Macmillan of Britain and President Charles de aulle of France. If Khrushchev agrees to their proposal, the Western trio probably will get together in Paris a day in advance of the opening of their session with the Soviet premier. S lit S THE BIG THREE originally had suggested convening a HOME The Southland's Finest Evening Newspaper EDITION LONG BEACH 12, CALIF., TUESDAY, DECEMBER 29, 1959 Vol. LXXII-No. 283 PRICE'10 CENTS TELEPHONE HE 5-1161 (Six Editions Daily) 28 PAGES CLASSIFIED HE 2-5959 Heavy Snow Whips Northeast A SOLID LAYER of ice coats the Frank -Lento family home near Duluth, Minn. The occupants found-it a sight when they returned from a holiday vacation. Ice was formed from spray whipped by hurri- cane-force winds off Lake Superior. Winter storms hit hard in Midwest and New photo.) summit conference on April 27. Since the meeting would Nave'conflicted with Russia's huge May Day celebration on May 1, Khrushchev countered with April 21 or May 4. An April 21 meeting was unacceptable to Eisenhower and De Gaulle, as the French Qfl president plans to be visiting the United States and Canada about that time. McMillan would have been tied up early in May with a British Com- monwealth conference sched- uled for May 3 to 14. Eisenhower Named Time 'Man of Year1 NEW YORK Time Magazine today named Presi- dent Eisenhower its man of the year for 1959. The magazine said the President "towered as the world's" best-known, best- liked citizen" after his trip to Europe, Asia and Africa. Time's editors choose each year the man or woman who "dominated the news of that year and left an indelible good or history." The magazine selected Ei- senhower once before in 1944. WITHOUT GOING into spe- cifics, Eisenhower referred to these considerations in his letter to Khrushchev. The text: "I note with satisfaction that you have agreed to par- Continued Page A-4, Col. 1) SPECTATORS GATHER on rocks of Seal. Beach jetty where 13-year-old boy was swept Into the sea today. The boy, Jimmy Jenkins, is believed drowned. Quake Jolts Sector Near Paso Robles PASO ROBLES An earthquake jolted the Paso Robles area this morning but there was no report of dam- Steel, Union Row Terms U. S. Clears Path WASHINGTON (UPI) Bv Associaied Press A blockbuster, storm, dump- ed heavy snow on the north eastern quarter oi' the nation today. Power lines snapptd under a burden of ice. Travel slowed or stalled m snow that AUGUSTA, Ga. United States freed it- ranged up to a foot in deptn.self toda.y to resume nuclear weapons tests at any time Nineteen deaths we're re- with prior notice to the rest of the world. The decision was reached at a top level conference j ported in the nation. Included Union and company officials were New York 3, Massachu- 3f 15 administration officials, headed by President ___ _ age. The quake, which de- veloped a rolling motion, was felt strongest to the east of Paso Robles. Another quake in this north central California area Mon- day toppled boxes from shelves, shook ornaments' from Christmas trees and alarmed residents at nearby Hollister. That quake centered 35 miles north of Hollister and was felt slightly in San Fran- cisco, about 100 miles to the north, and on the Monterey Peninsula to the southwest. clashed bitterly today as President Eisenhower's fact- finding board concluded hear- ings in the steel dispute. Verbal fireworks between R. Conrad Cooper, chief management negotiator, and Steelworkers President David J. McDonald underscored the gloomy outlook for an early settlement. George W. Taylor, chair- man of the three-man panel, j adjourned the hearings after 'the exchange and said the board would concentrate on preparing its report to the President which is due by Jan. 6. COOPER READ a conclud- ing statement in which he ac- cused the union of evading its duty to bargain in good faith. He said the union was seeking recommendations from a neutral body which, he said, would produce an "inflationary" agreement. McDonald immediately shot USS Topeka to Be Based in Long Beach USS Topeka, a guided-missile light cruiser, will be based at Long Beach next May, the Navy in- formed Rep. Craig Hosmer (Rep.-Long Beach) today. She will carry Terrier mis- siles. The Topeka now under- going conversion at New York Naval Shipyard, will be re- commissioned in March 1960. Capt. Frank L, Plnney, USN, will command a ship's cohv pany that includes 62 officers and 981 enlisted men. back with a call for a con- gressional investigation of what he called the steel com- panies' "monopoly power." Congress should find oud why some steel firms were on the verge of signing new con- tracts with the union but were prevented from doing so, McDonald said. He did not identify the firms. o MCDONALD said the steel companies were "impaled on a hook" because of their cam- paign against inflation which he. dubbed "pseudo-patrio- tism." In his statement, Cooper said the union's latest pro posal would cost the conv panics nearly 50 cents .an hour over an 18-month pe- riod, or three times what the companies had offered. "We submit this Is the es- sence of irresponsibility in utter disregard for the public Cooper said. setts 3, Maine 3, Kansas Eisenhower. Wisconsin 2, Iowa 2, Oregon 4. Up to a foot of snow was on the ground in northern New York and in Portland, Maine. But the Weather Bu- reau warned that up to 16 inches may pile up in Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire. IT WAS THE worst storm of the winter in New England. Lighter snowfalls were re- ported westward as far as the Mississippi Valley. Many chilled homes lacked light and heat after ice broke power lines. Many plane flights were canceled. Buses ran behind schedule. Power failure at the Amer- ican. Optical C.o. in Cheek- towaga, N.Y., near Buffalo, sent 900 workers home. Electrical downed wires n New York. shock killed tw from H put this country in a position to take a tougher stand in negotiations with Russia at Geneva over dis- continuing nuclear tests. WHAT THE administration did was to begin what a pres- idential statement called a "period of voluntary suspen- sions of nuclear weapons beginning Jan. 1. During this period, the President said, the U. S. will "continue its active program of weapon research, develop- ment and laboratory-type ex- perimentation." "Although we consider our- selves free to resume nuclear weapon testing, we shall not resume nuclear weapons tests Gale warnings were hoisted along the New England Coast. A freeze followed 36 hours of rain and iced streets in Detroit. Sleet and freezing rain felled trees and broke power lines in central Michigan. Snipers on Loose in San Francisco SAN FRANCISCO Snipers were on the loose in San Francisco Monday. One shot Mary Koeptzek, a secretary, in the right heel Monday night. Another, 16 hours earlier, blazed away at hitting any- one. Police believed the inci- dents were unrelated. Crash Kills 4 Bound for Bowl EUGENE, Ore. fff) Four University of Washington stu- dents, bound for the Rose Bowl football game at Pasa- dena, died early today in a crash on an icy, foggy high- way. Their automobile slammed into a truck and trailer that had jackknifed into tha wrong lane on two-lane U. S. 99, five miles north of here. The fifth occupant of the car was brought to a hospi- tal here with serious injuries. The dead: Derwood Burr Nordin, 23, 27108 Woodbrook Rd., Palos AT THE MOMENT .t h e Verdes Estates, Calif. Myra Lee Taylor, 21, Ta- jwithout announcing our in- tention in advance of any re- Eisenhower said. United States is operating un- der a moratorium on tests which lasts until midnight Thursday. It has been in effect for 14 months. The White House said the moratorium was a definite commitment cover- ing a definite time, as distinct from the new "voluntary sus- pension" which carries no deadline. Eisenhower accused Russia of clouding the Geneva talks, now in recess until Jan. 12, with "intemperate and tech- nically unsupportable" infor-i Liz Renay Injured in Arizona Accident WICKENBURG, ARIZ -Entertainer Liz Renay, ex- Arizona beauty contest winner, suffered cuts and bruises Monday night when the 1960 convertible In which she was riding left the road and hit a house trailer at Agulla, near here. coma, Wash. Evelyn Joy Simmons, 20, Shelton, Wash. William Robert Moser, 22, (Continued Page A-4, Col. 1) WHERE TO FIND IT A possible "presidential handicap" between Sen. John F. Kennedy and Vice Presi- dent Richard Nixon looms in the New Hampshire primary. See Page A-5. Beach B-I. mation. He said the Soviets Boyle-Page A-ll. have injured chances of agree- ment for a halting of nuclear tests, but this country never- theless will continue taking part in the discussions. Weather Variable cloudiness to- night through Wednes- day. Little change in temperature. Maximum temperature by noon to- day: 64. A-ll. C-3 to 7. B-6, 7. A-6. Death B-2. A-I'O. B-.1.- Shipping A-9. C-l, 2, 3. A-8. TV, C-8. Tides, A-II. B-4, 5, fl. Your A-2.