Press-Telegram (Newspaper) - December 30, 1959, Long Beach, California
THOUSANDS FLEE HOMES New England Tide Toll Mounts Into Mil lions BOULDERS AND SMOOTHED STONES cast up by the sea during gale winds and high tides Tuesday give a cobbled appearance to this beach front road in Scituate, Mass. Storm was season's worst in New Wirephoto.) BOSTON Nev England struggled today against the ravages of Tues day's tidal flood that causec millions of dollars damage and caused thousands to flee their homes. Meantime, northern areas of the six-state region were digging out from under more than' a foot of snow. Hundreds of property own- ers visited ocean fronts and beaches today to survey the damage to summer cottage: and over by a raging sea as if they were doll houses. Hundreds of year-around residents were sheltered by relatives or friends. t APPROXIMATELY 100 families in the Massachusetts South Shore town of Hull were unable to return to their homes today because oil burn- ers in cellars were incapaci- tated. Several cesspools over- flooded and state health au- thorities were called into see if there was any menace to health. Meanwhile, in upstate New York thousands of suburban families bundled in blankets for a breakfast' by candle- light AREAS AROUND Buffalo, (Continued Page A-6, Col. 4) to Give Union State Jan. 7 AUGUSTA, Ga. dent Eisenhower will deliver his State of the Union mes- sage to Congress in person Thursday, Jan. 7, the day after a new session opens. The annual budget message will be submitted to the legis- lators on Monday, Jan. 18, and the economic message two days later. The schedule was set up today when Eisenhower cqn ferred with two aids who flew down from Washington, the assistant to the President, Wilton B. Persons, and speech writer, Malcolm Moos. Per- sons has been talking with congressional leaders about the timing of the messages. The trio spent nearly two and a half hours this morning smoothing out language in a draft of the State of the Union message which the President brought with him when he arrived here Sunday for a week's vacation. PET DOG is carried from flood waters at Revere, Mass., by owner Barbara Bradley. New England was hard hit by gale winds, high tides and snow. Gov. Clausen, Dies; Maine Demo AUGUSTA, Maine Clinton A. Clauson (D) died in his sleep at the executive mansion early today. He was 64. The one-time chiropractor, a native of Mitchell, Iowa, was in his first year of a four-year term. RUSS CHARGE S. KOREA FIRED ON SOVIET SHIP HOME The Southland's Finest Evening Newspaper LONG BEACH 12, CALIF., WEDNESDAY, DEC. 30, 1959 Vol. 284 -PRICE 10 CENTS TELEPHONE HE 5-1161 30 PAGES CLASSIFIED HE 2-5959 EDITION (Six Editions Daily) WHERE TO FIND IT Hedda Hopper and Ed Sul- livan trade verbal punches in row over lining up of stars for TV show. Story on page A-3. Beach B-l. Hal A-ll. A-ll. C-2, 5 to 9 B-6, 7. A-5. Death B-2. A-10. B-3. Shipping A-8. C-l, 2, 3. C-4. TV, C-10. Tides, A-ll. B-4. Your A-2. Under Maine's constitution he is automatically succeeded by the president of the State John H. Reed, 38, a well-to-do potato grower from Fort Fairfield. Reed left for the capital and is expected to be sworn in as governor later in the day. Maine has no lieutenant governor. Reed's office is vir- tually the equivalent. GOV. CLINT CLAUSON Succumbs in Sleep REED SAID Clausen's death "is terrible news for the whole state of Maine. He was a much beloved man and this is a great.loss to the en- tire state." Reed will not necessarily fill out the whole of Clauson's term. A constitutional amend- ment changing the term from two to four years also pro vides that in the event of a governor's death more than 90 days prior to the primaries in an "off" year, the Senate president will serve only un- til the first Wednesday of the next January in this case Jan. 4, 1961. So, a governor will have to be nominated and elected in 1960. Clauson was the first Maine governor to die in office for almost 40 years. The governor is survived by his wife, a son, Cornelius of Waterville, and a daughter, Mrs. William Shasse of Brunswick. Weafher Variable high cloudi- ness tonight and Thurs- day, but mostly sunny Thursday. White House Race Is on- Humphrey in Makes Formal Announcement of Plans for Contest WASHINGTON Wt Sen Hubert H. Humphrey (D- Vlinn) today plunged offici- ally into the race for the 196C Democratic presidential horn- nation. v Humphrey announced at a news conference that his name will be entered in pres dential primaries in Wiscon- sin, the District of Columbia Oregon and South Dakota. He said that if financial support is forthcoming he ill enter other primaries. Humphrey indicated he will campaign primarily on foreign )olicy and national security ssues. He aimed immediate >arbs at the Eisenhower administration. "WE CAN no longer toler- ate a government that reacts nstead of taking the initia- he said in a statement landed to reporters. "We cannot afford to have an administration that spends all of its time repairing dam- age instead of building solid, ong-term programs." By today's announcement, Humphrey became the first among the Democrats most r o m i n e n 11 y mentioned as presidential possibilities to jet officially into the race. Sen. John F. Kennedy (D Wass) returns Saturday from a Jamaica vacation and is ex lected to confirm then that also seeks the prize. A TRIO of other major po- tential contenders for the Stevenson, Sen. Lyndon B. Johnson of Texas and Sen. Stuart Sym- ington of ex- pected to continue for some time to play it cozy. In response to questions from newsmen, Humphrey de- clined to say whom he re- gards as his leading opponent a reporter phrased for the nomination. Humphrey "I consider no good Demcrat as an oppo- adding that the poten- tial candidates were all his good friends. Humphrey also said: 1. The Republicans have only one presidential candi- date "with several positions on every issue." This was a reference to Vice President Richard M. Nixon, and Hum- phrey added: "I am convinced I could win over Vice Presi- dent Nixon.1' 2. Withdrawal of G.ov Nelson A. Rockefeller of New (Continued Page A-6, Col. 1) SEN. HUMPHREY Hat in Ring WHO SAYS IT'S AN ILL WIND A gust of wind at La Guardia Field in New York gives actress Kim Novak trouble with a billowing skirt as she leaves plane. Kim had arrived from Chicago with pet Siamese Wirephoto.) Laysich Washington, Sub GROTON, Conn. Navy's first Polaris- missile, submarine, described as a "secure deterrent" to war, officially joined the fleet today. Grey skies and a light snowfall failed to dampen the commissioning ceremonies for the nuclear-powered George Washington, the deadly prowler that can fire from under water. About 500 spectators crowded the dock in damp, THE 380-FOOT George Washington is the first of nine sister ships that will be equipped to fire the Polaris intermediate range ballistic missile, which packs an atomic warhead. The commissioning cere- monies were held at the Elec- cold weather as Dr. George tric Boat Division of General B. Kistiakowsky of Harvard, 'resident Eisenhower's spe- cial assistant for science and technology, hailed the newest addition to the Navy. "Her detection and destruc- :ion will be well nigh impos- sible, and yet her targets for retaliation will be continually within Kistiakowsky said. Dynamics Corp., builder of the nation's first atomic sub- marine, the Nautilus. "Late next Kistia- kowsky said, "this young lady called was baptized last June arid is having her coming-out party be wedded to her intended, the Polaris missile." OIL, NO LESS Crenshaw Blvd. Springs a Leak LOS ANGELES (ff) Crenshaw Blvd. sprang a leak today. Suddenly oil was spurt- ing up at the 51st St. in- tersection. It was coming right through the pavement, leap- ing as high as three feet and then lapping along the street. For seVeral hours the strage oil fountain pre- sented a mystery but finally city workers'determined the liquid was coming from an old oil well that had be- come uncapped. Motorists spotted it first. They told police, who told the Department of Waler and Power, which sent out a crew. Half the street was blocked, Khrushchev OKs West's Summit Date Russ Chief Agrees to Parley in Paris With Big 3 May I 6 MOSCOW (UPI) Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev today accepted the Western invitation for a summit con- ference in Paris on May 16. Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko invited the Ameri- can, British and French am- bassadors to the Foreign Min- istry this afternoon to give them Khrushchev's reply to the letters of the three West- ern leaders of Dec. 28, de- livered Tuesday. The text of Khrushchev's leply was not made public immediately, but it was be lieved it would be releasec tonight. The date agreed upon was a compromise. A WESTERN proposal that the meeting start April 27 proved too close to May 1 the main Soviet national hol- iday. A Soviet counter-proposal for either April 21 or May 4 conflicted with a Common- wealth meeting in London and with a visit to the Unit- Charies de Gaulle of France President Eisenhower. British Prime Minister Harolc Macmillan and De Gaulle agreed to the invitation to Khrushchev during their Western summit meeting in Paris which concluded Dec. 21. Eisenhower is known also to favor another Western summit meeting, preceding the four-power conference, so that the West may meet the Soviet leaders in agreement on such subjects as the future of Berlin and Germany and on disarmament. KHRUSHCHEV HAS avoid- ed injecting controversial topics in his discussion of the forthcoming summit meeting. But he is expected to demand thorough consideration of his proposal for total disarm- ament within four years and his demands for a German peace treaty. Western leaders were re- ported hoping that the first Claim Some Members of Crew Injured Report Attack Near Area of Migration of Red Repatriates LONDON Ra- dio charged today a South Ko- rean warship fired on an un- armed Soviet vessel off the east coast of North Korea and caused casualties among the crew. Moscow said the attack oc- curred in an East Korean bay Dec. 28, and also caused "serious damage" to the So- viet vessel, the hydrogeo- graphical service ship Ungo. The general area of the.re- ported attack would be the route two Soviet repatriation ships, the Kry lion and Tobolsk, have been using to ferry Ko- rean repatriates from Japan to Red North Korea. SOUTH KOREA has threat- ened to use force to halt the migration of the Koreans, long residents of Japan, who chose under International Red Cross supervision to go to North Korea. The South Koreans have reported no armed actjon, however. Seoul newspapers Tuesday said a South Korean coast guard boat exchanged fire Monday with eight armed Communist Chinese fishing vessels. But these reports placed the action in the Yellow Sea off southwest Korea, far from the area of the Soviet ship incident. ff V if MOSCOW IDENTIFIED the South Korean warship as "of the larger Hunter class, No. 205" presumably a U. S.- made destroyer turned over to" the South Koreans. The radio said that after the "predatory shooting" the South Korean ship, "and two other vessels of the same type which were at some distance from the attacker set course for South Korea." Moscow Radio declared: "This unprovoked act by a South Korean warship on a peaceful Soviet vessel is a typical act of piracy on the high seas. "It shows that the South Korean authorities are guided not by a desire to normalize the situation in the Far East, (Continued Page A-6, Col. 2) Find Woman Beaten, Stabbed 14 Times SAN DIEGO worn- I'K body, savagely beaten and stabbed 14 times, was found in a cottage in the Ocean Beach district Tuesday night. The coroner said Mrs. Lynn meeting with the Soviet lead- Mary Wakstrom, 44, evident- er would be a last- ly had been stabbed with a ing only a few days, and that screwdriver that lay near her it would be merely a preludejbody. Mrs. Wakstrom was :o other meetings rangingjseparated from her husband, from the summit on down. also of San Diego. SIGNALS FLASH, FRANTIC PURSUITS 2 Rail Engines Chug Off to See Benefit of Crews RICHMOND, Va. Atlantic Coast Line diesel switch engines slipped out of the ACL yards here today and chugged away without their crews, one for 68 miles. The first engine stopped near the edge of Richmond on a railroad trestle 'over the James River. The second engine, No. 240 of'the ACL, clipped along at 25 miles an hour for 68 miles before a pursuing crew from the rival Chesapeake and Ohio Railway could stop it near the hamlet of Strathmore, Va. There were no injuries. Primary dam- age was some torn yard switches which the two errant engines sailed through after they chugged out of the ACL yards. An automatic device flashed a warning to that an unscheduled train was on its tracks between Richmond and Strathmore. None was scheduled at the (ime, between 4 a. m. and 5 a, m. the alerted all of its trains to stay off the line. Road Foreman J. A. Nuttycombe and Trainmaster J. F. Bickers Jr., both of Richmond, rushed to intercept No. 240, driving by automobile until they could board a switch engine. Running on parallel tracks, which border the James River, the crew planned to drop behind the ACL runaway on the same track when it was possible, then :'oard it from the rear. But Nuttycombo and Bickers said they decided to use a long hook to smash the window of the runaway engine. They they managed to pull the (roltle and set. the brake with the same hook. The little engine ground to a halt, H was still standing near Strnthmors several hours later while the ACL tried to determine how the two engines got away from its yards here.