Press-Telegram (Newspaper) - February 2, 1959, Long Beach, California
SCHOOLS INTEGRATE, VIRGINIA CALM The Finett Evening Newtpaper LONG BEACH 12, CALIF., MONDAY, FEBRUARY Vol. 316 PRICE 10 CENTS CLASSIFIED HE 30 PAGES TELEPHONE HE 6-1161 HOME EDITION (Six Editions Daily) TWO OF FIVE NEGRO students assigned to Norview High School in Norfolk, pause at the school door today for newsmen and Ike Sets Goal Major Southern facial Bastion :alls Peacefully of Peaceful SpaceJravel WASHINGTON President Eisenhower tdic Go.ngress In his first ahnua; space report today that '.he goal of thiS'nation is peace- ful interplanetary flight. Looking beyond the U. S project to place a man in or bit within two years, the Chiel Executive said that new pro grams are aimed at "exploring our ;solar by un manned, then by manned deep space vehicles." man-made devices, one after another, have reconnoi tered the frontiers ol space, he "said, "there is a realizatioi that the human race has begu: its. greatest, most daring ac venture." "The benefits that will com as 'man's peaceful conquest o space proceeds should b shared with the world." THE PRESIDENT'S con ments were contained in a. 5! page document, summing u space achievements of 195 The annual report is require by; the National Aeronaut! and Space Act. Much of the report was d voted to the formation las October of the National Aer nautics and Space Admlnistr 1ipn headed by Dr. T. Kei Glennan. "Eisenhower said the agency has together arid given direction" to a large segment of the country's scien- tists, engineers and production experts. Judge Smith Rips Rulings on Criminals Supreme, Appeal Courts Blasted in Shibley Decision By DON HADDOCK A Long Beach judge today accused Supreme anc Appellate Courts of engag- ing in a "legerdemain ol Constitutional interpreta tion" which has thrown "a virtual mantle of immunity around known criminals and convicted felons." "What compelling reason re- quires our courts to'spoon feed criminals while restricting po- lice to a diet'of hardtack am ground Municipal Judge Charles T. Smith asked in an llrpage opinion .denying attor- ney George Stiibley's motion for dismissal on constitutional grounds of a charge that he failed to register as an ex- elon. 2 Die as Planes Collide, Burn RICHMOND, Va. reluctantly but nc o[ higher court rulings, tarting with the famous Cahan bookmaking case, as opinions vhich "lost sight of the basic, Cordons of vigilant abound all seven radical considerations which almly pulled down the historic barricades to racial ntegration today and 21 Negro children entered white chools in Norfolk and Arlington County. chools, had little to do. There were no disturbances 'hatever on or near tho schools grounds in either ommunity. Nor were any incidents reported from within the buildings themselves. Thus a state which was once the symbol of Southern leader- ship in massive resistance in- tegration took the first hesi- tant steps to, accept it for the time being. Gov. J, Lindsay Almond Jr said he was highly gratified a 4-Woy Talk on German Issue Asked BONN, Adenauer Germany government called DC3 Falls, Killed, 25 Escape KERRVILLE, Tex. A chartered DC3 transport with 28 men on board, 18 inches of ce on its wings, its landing gear frozen tight and one engine mt, crashed and burned Sunday night while trying to make a >elly landing. Twenty-five of the men es- caped. Three were killed, and :he fire almost consumed the bodies. The victims were W. 6. Epps, 42, Portland, Ore., first pilot; Harvey Hitt, 36, Oswego, Ore., second pilot, and Idaho Air National Guardsman Ro- bert C. Griffith, 19, of Ola, Ida. Twenty-five of the 28 men on board were members of the Air National Guard from Ida- ho and adjacent states. Three crc civilian crew members. The third crewman, third offi- cr Bill WittllH, 42, or Eugene, re., escaped with head, jaw id chest injuries. THE PLANE, owned by jeneral Airways, a Portland, re., charter line, was taking he Air Guardsmen to Bac'k- and Air Force Base, San An- onio, for basic training. All of the survivors escaped he fire. Their injuries were uts, bruises and broken bones. The injured men were re- eased to the Air Force and tjKlay for a four-power foreign ministers' conference to dis- cuss the German problem in the second half of May. A government spokesman told a news conference that Bonn proposes the foreign min- isters .of the United Stales Britain, France and West Ger- many hold a special conference own during the 10th anniverasry meeting of the North Atlantic Treaty Organ! zatipn in Washington April 2-4 He said the West's reply to the Soviet peace treaty pro pbsal of Jan. 10 should be com at this time and sub- mitted to the full Atlanti treaty body for ratification. The foreign ministers meet ing with the Soviet Unioi should follow late in May, h added. to be taken to hospitals t Lackland Air Force Base, ione was in critical condition. "It was a miracle that any ot out said Sheriff Joe Price. Weather- Clear tonight and mostly Tuesday. Ijttle chuge in peratare. Maximum tem- perature by mxm today: the peaceful changeover. Norfolk School Supt. John J. Brewbaker voiced pride In all the people of his city. SEVENTEEN OF the 21 Ne- gro pupils were admitted to .hree junior and three senior ugh schools at four school at Stratford Junior High in- Arlington, a well-to-do suburb of Washing- ton. While police were stationed around all the Norfolk schools, Arlington put on a bigger, more spectacular but, as it turned out, unnecessary show of strength of the law. Three Negro boys and a Ne- gro girl trudged into Stratforc School by a rear entrance minutes before the opening hour of a.m. POLICE EQUIPPED for riot duty, patrolled the grounds. Plainclothes officers, five to ten of them, school .officials said, ook stations inside the build- ng. One was a woman. Both at Norfolk and Arling- on there was a complete ab- sence of demonstrations, dis- he framers of our Constitution lad in mind. "Superficially, at least, it would appear that constitu- iunal guarantees were designed o protect the innocent, as well as the guilty, and that judicial nterpretations which permit the guilty to prey on the inno- cent, almost without hinder- ance, were never contemplated. 'Tor obvious reasons the task of police officers in protecting the plain, honest citizens of to- day by apprehending criminals and bringing them to justice is extremely difficult. "TO FURTHER complicate WRECKAGE OF TWO light planes that crashed Sunday over Buena Park lies in the backyard of the Wil- liam G. Clark residence, St. Skeleton of one plane's tail juts up at matters, our courts, the legerdemain of tional interpretation order, picketing ncidents. (Continued on Page A-4, Col. 2) (Continued on Page A-5, Col. 3) or disturbing The Arlington County school through constitu- have far extended supposed constitu- tional rights as to permit crimi- nals who have been arrested by the police, and against whom there is abundant evidence of guilt, to go free. "Criminals are constantly be ing afforded new and different judicial interpretations of exist- ing laws which shield them more and more, from respon sibility for their criminal acts "At the same time, the ap- prehension of criminals by law enforcement officers is being rendered increasingly difficult. Each new extension of the so- called rights of criminals places an additional impediment in the path of effective law enforce- ment and leaves the public with less and less protection." JUDGE SMITH singled out decisions in the matter of a Los Angeles woman charged, like Shibley, with failing to register, as "good examples of McElroy Defends Program WASHINGTON l Secre- WHERE TO FIND IT Teenagers control popular music industry, elevating young ock FiT roll singing-shouting dols to stardom by their record >uying. First of a five-part series on Page C-4. Beach B-l, Hal A-ll. A-ll. Pages C-5 to 9. B-6, 7. C-5. Dentil B-2. A-10, B-S. Shipping C-5. C-l, Z, J. C-4. Tides, TV, C-10. A-ll. B-t, 5. Your A-J. JAILfD FOR DEBT Mrs. Catherine Bobbins 35, weeps in the arms of jail matron Jennie Piggot as she begins serving a sentence' in Indianapolis, Ind., for failing to keep up tuition payrrjents for a son committed to a private correctional institution. A juvenile judge said she and hewnusband must serve alter- nate weeks in jail for Jlntempt of court until they pay the tuition or they are unable to. See story on Page (associated Press Wirephoto.) tary of Defense McElroy said today the defenses of the United States are "prepared to meet the threat it faces today." McElroy sought to reassure congressmen who have been openly suspicious President Ei- senhower's administration is dangerously cutting armed forces strength in the name of economy. "There is nothing under the in the nearly 41-billion- dollar defense budget request Eisenhower sent Congress for the armed services, McElroy told the House Armed Services Committee. SOME MEMBERS of the committee have fumed over" a reduction of the Army by men under the level set by Con gress last year. McElroy as sured them no further signifi cant cuts are planned. By June 30, 1960, he said the Army should stand at 870, 000, the Nayy at (ttO.OOO, th Marine Corps at anc the Air Force re ductioh of for the Ai Force, but no reduction for th others. McElroy also dealt di rectly with a statement las week by Committee Chairma Carl Vinson who sai Eisenhower is asking Congres to surrender its control ove the relative strengths of th Army, Navy, Air Force I Marine Corps. THE SECRETARY said new system in the budget re quest of identifying funds categories cutting across th services has "no Intent or like lihood" of changing the actu method of appropriating to th separate service. Nor, he sai would it give the secretary defense any important ne authority to switch fund around. The only purpose of th change, McElroy said, is make the money needs of th military clearer to Congre and to the public. He conceded that each se ice chief had some reservatio about the amount of funds pr vided for his service. BUENA PARK Two light planes mid- air yjere Sunday, killing both pilots and scattering fiery wreckage over a resi- dential neighborhood. No one .on the ground was hurt..' The crash brought renewed demands for curtailment of fly- g at adjacent Fullerton Mu- cinal Airport, which gcta avy use by private pilots. Exactly one year beforej 4S rsons were killed in the ash of two military er Nonvalk sheriff's station few miles west of here. Victims of Sunday's collision ere two novice ouglas Everson, 26, 925: rand' Ave., Anaheim, a too id die maker, and Rayniom Willshon, 33, of 5872 Los En-' nos St., Buena Park, an elcc- SOS Renews Hope for Ship Survivors HALIFAX, N. S. radio signals stirred faint hope today that some of the 95 persons aboard ttie missing Danish ship Hans Hedtott might yet be found amid the iceberg-dotted seas off Greenland. Hans G. Christiansen, di- rector of Denmark's Greenland department, said in Copenhagen there was little doubt the sig- nals, picked up by a rescue ship and two Greenland shore stations, came from a survivor of the Hans Hedtofl, which col- lided with an iceberg last Fri- day. Royal EVERSON HAD JUST re- Mved his pilot's license, and had been licensed seven months, airport of- cials said. The crash occurred as Will- hon, flying a Piper Tri-Pacer, as practicing landings at the ullerton airport. Everson, ying a Luscombe, was taking ff'to the southwest. The planes collided at 600 eet. Visibility was perfect, wit- esses said. Locked together, the planes lummeted to earth, exploding flames as they struck the jack yard at the home of Mr. nd Mrs. William G. Clark, 952 Eighth St. Debris rained town over the neighborhood. The Clarks were not at home. Canadian Air Force search and rescue, headquarters here said the irregular dot-dash messages -were on a frequency normally used by aircraft send- ing "homing" signals. Head- quarters said it was convinced the signals did not come from a lifeboat of the Hans Hedtofl. U. S. Coast Guard head quarters in New York also sair its cutter "ampbell, which has been engaged in a fruitless search for survivors since Sat- rday, had not heard nny sig- als on the frequencies norm- lly used by lifeboats. Continued on Page A-5, Col. 1) Records Three Small Earthquakes BERKELEY smal nearby earthquakes were re corded today on University o California instruments. Dr. Don Tocher said the firs came at a.m., centered 65 miles southeast, probably around Gilroy or Watsonville and had a Richter rating o 2.75. The second, at a.m. centered about 12 miles south east, possibly near San Lean dro. Its magnitude was (iguret at 2.25. The third, at a.m occurred about 100 miles fro Berkeley In an nndeterminec TIIK CAMPBELL was en oute to where aps an overturned sighted Sunday. The spot s about JOO miles southwest f Cape Farewell, the southeast ip of Greenland. Danish offi- ials in Copenhagen said this almost the exact spot vhere they calculated a lifeboat have drifted. "These said director Chirstiansen, "have lighted tope in a dark and serious lour." The signals were on a quency of 520 kilocycles. direction. was 3.25. The Richter ratin Americans in Tijuana Jail Bitter- TIJUANA UPI Twenty-one Americans crawled out of bor- rowed blankets today as the cold light of nnother dawn, crept through their jail bars. Two of them arc women Mrs. Rila Nathaniel and Miss Olivette Gosselin. Like the U. S. men jailed here, they are bitter over the eight days which ha-.j passed since they were arrested in a gambling raid. "I'm no declared Mrs. Nathaniel, 35, a Santa Monica. divorcee. "I was just iiit for a little fun, and now 'm treated like an arch felon." fre- The Hans Hedtoft's three iluminum lifeboats, each cap able of holding 35 persons, had hand-cranked radios made to .ransmit on a 500-kilocycIe rcquency. Christiansen said thi change of frequency was tech nically possible. Irregular transmission wouli result, he said, if an inex (Continued on Page A-5, Col. 3 Son Diego County Gets First Snow SAN DIEGO Diego County received its firs snow of the year Sunday nigh and many persons became trapped in the mountains be cause of icy roads. Four inches of snow fell a Cuyamaca. Resort operator reported all their cabins wen filled with persons unable t< leave for home. WASN'T KVBJf watching he said Miss Gosselin, f Chula Vistn, Calif. "I and wo men friends had just had a rink at the bar when the ofli- ers entered with shotguns and machineguns. We thought it' vas a holdup." In Washington, Reps. Bob Vilson (R-Calif} ond. James Utt R-Calif) asked the U. S. Stale Department and U. S. Ambassa- dor Robert C. I fill in Mexico City to intercede in behalf of he jailed Americans. They pro- posd that, if no relief is ch- ained, restrictions be placed on American travel to Mexico. The money and cars of the 42 Americans arrested were con- fiscated when Mexican federal police struck a gambling club at the suburban Rosarito Beach Hotel. All 44, together with nine Mexicans, were formally charged by Federal Judge Ed- (Continued on Page A-5, Col. 2) Texas High School in Heavy Fire Loss COLUMBIA, Tex. main building o( the West Columbia High School was de- stroyed by a fire which set-off an explosion at dawn today. Superintendent J. C. Rogers Jr. estimated the loss at 000.