Press-Telegram (Newspaper) - February 19, 1959, Long Beach, California
STATE BOARD URGES WAR ON DOPE Debbie Granted Divorce; Skips Mention of Liz The Southland's Finest Evening Newspaper LONG BEACH 12, CALIF., THURSDAY, FEB. 19, 1959 Vol. LXXII-No. 17 PRICE 10 CENTS CLASSIFIED HE PAGES TELEPHONE HE 5-1161 HOME EDITION (Six Editions Daily) Preii Wireohoro DEBBIE REYNOLDS ON WITNESS STAND 'He Left Me for Another EDDIE FISHER Didn't Contest ELIZABETH TAYLOR Not Mentioned Nab Killer of Jan Man's Kin GLENDALE W) ities in Arizona Author- today are holding the acknowledged slayer of a Glendale.woman, killed in a burst of gunfire that also wounded her daughter. Leonard Mason, 40, Hollywood sheet metal work- seized at a roadblock in Wihslow, Ariz., Wednes- I day. He carried no identifi- cation except a driver's li cense, which investigators I found behind the sun visor of his car. '.Winslow authorities said Mason admitted the slaying J heije Tuesday night of Mrs. i Susan Jamerson, 46, and pro- I dueed a .38-caliber pistol which he identified as the i weapon used. (l IPolice say Mason hid in the apartment of Mrs. Rona Lor- i raine, Porrazzo, 31, and opened fire on Mrs. Porrazzo (Continued on Pg. A-2, Col. 5) LOS ANGELE S UP) Actress Debbie without shedding a tear, to- day divorced singer Eddie Fisher on testimony that: "My husband became inter- ested in another woman." Actress Elizabeth Taylor, [inked romantically with Fish- er, not mentioned by Ike Greeted by Throngs at Acapulco Two Days of Talks With Lopez Mateos, Parties Scheduled ACAPULCO, Mexico UP) President Eisenhower flew into this palm-ringed tropical resort today to begin two days of talks with Mexico's President Adolfo Lopez Ma- teos. The smiling, 49-year-old Mexican leader led a big dele gatior, of government offi cials who gathered at the gaily bedecked airport to wel come Eisenhower. Thousands of excited Mexi cans lined the streets of Aca pulco to join in the greeting THE PRESIDENT flew here in his personal plane, the Col umbihe III, after an overnigh stop in Texas. With the Mexican Presiden were U. S. Ambassador Ro bert C. Hill and Mexico's for eign minister, Manuel Tello. Accompanying Eisenhowe were his brother, Milton Eis enhower, a White House ad viser on inter-American al fairs, and Roy H. Rubottom assistant secretary of stat for Latin-American relations The President took 3 hour and 37 minutes for the High icre from Bergstrom A Force Base at Austin, Tex. AFTER GREETING one an other, the two presidents r viewed a military guard honor composed of Mexico guards. They left for Eisenhower Acapulco "White tl lush Pierre Marques Hotel. It was the fourth visit an American President Mexico. Before Eisenhow came Presidents Taft, Fran Reynolds, Un D Roosevelt and Truma President Eisenhower peared at Columbine wearing a light tan summ suit. He walked slowly dov the ramp into Acapulco muggy climate, waving chee ily to the waiting crowd. LOPEZ MATEOS and h Debbie was on the stand in Superior Court for only a (Continued on Pg. A-5, Col. few brief moments. the door of t bareheaded ar L B. Medic's Gadget Saves Sailor's Life Vacuum Cleaner Used in Quick Operation at Sea A fast-thinking young Mavy doctor from Lakewrxx Wednesday used a makeshift pump fashioned from vacuum-cleaner parts to save the life of a seaman stricken with pneumonia aboard a de stroyer in the mid-Pacific. Lt. Arthur II. Fix, 29, o 5728 Blackthorne Ave., trans ferred at sea to the destroye: USS Cowell to perform thi emergency operation. The Cowell and a group of othe estroyers were en route rom Pearl Harbor to Pagrotective tariffs to fend ofl competition ;oods. from foreign HE FOUGHT unsuccessfully !or an income tax cut in 1953 against the the Ei senhower administration, am was a bitter opponent of thi excess profits tax. The veteran congressman born at Sheridan; N. Y., was elected to Congress Nov. 1918, and has served QXQS lUDIIS ously from New York's 43rd Congressional District since that time. made an incision in the pa ient's the Cow ll's shipfitters and hospita orpsmen fashioned a pumf rom a vacuum cleaner. LT. FIX INSERTED th 'acuum-cleaner nozzle into he incision to pump liquid rom the patient's lungs until espiratory equipment. could >e delivered by helicopter. The 21-year-old patient was brought Honolulu Wednesday night. He was re- in grave condition at AMONG HIS SOUVENIRS Cyrus Tibbals IV, 12, of Mahwah, N. J., displays pieces of a 5-inch-glass sliver removed from his chest in a delicate operation in New York. Sliver, not found when other glass was removed three and a half years ago after an accident, was dis- covered last-month when a boy jumped on Cyrus' chest and he felt something snap. (AP Photo) BIRTH TO DEATH Lt. Fix credited saving the seaman's life to the crew's ngenuity in devising the makeshift pump. A graduate of the Univer- sity of Cincinnati, Lt Fix has been in the Navy since July 1957. He has been a resident of Lakewood since last May. Blasting Cap Injures 7 WHERE TO FIND IT Fierce civil strife is threat- ening Iraq's left-leaning revo lutionary government. Page A-3.- She. said she filed for di- vorce because her husband! asked her to. SHE REPLIED calmly and affirmatively to her lawyer's question: "Did this (the di- vorce request) cause you irievous mental Her corroborating witness was dancer Camille Williams, an old Burbank High School chum and later Debbie's sec- retary. Superior Judge Alton Pfaff then said tersely: "Divorce is! granted." Thus ended one of the most publicized marriages of mod- ern times, a match once deemed ideal. THE PRETTY, wide-eyed young actress and the hand- (Continued on Pg. A-5, Col. 3) Boy Shot to Death Reed was the second oldest member of the House. Rep. Clare Hoffman (R-Mich) is the eldest, by five days. Surviving are his wife, Georgia, and two children, William and Ruth. L A. Acts on Big KILLEEN, Tex. fourth-grade students suffered wounds today when a dyna in N. Y. Gang Rivalry Road-Bond Vote NEW YORK. 17- year-old youth was fatally wounded Wednesday night as he walked along an East Harlem street. Police said he was the victim of gang trouble over a girl. Danny Garcia, 17, was struck by bullets in the side and shoulder. At Metropolitan Hospital, Dr. Manuel Gildiz opened the boy's chest and massaged the heart while aids administered oxygen. It was a valiant but vain effort. Garcia died four hours later. LOS ANGELES W) The City Council has taken the first step toward putting a 149-million-dollar street im provement bond issue up to the voters May 26. The Council instructed the! city attorney to draw up the necessary papers. Street improvements in Los Angeles are 10 years overdue, Councilman E. G. Burkhalter said. "We are bogged down in our own he said. mite cap, smuggled into class exploded during a science ex periment. Doctors sent three of thi seven to hospitals. The schoo principal, H'arold Thomas said they sufffered cuts an scratches about the face. A dynamite cap is a deli cate metal tube used to se off dynamite or other explo sives. Because it detonate easily and possesses grea blasting power, it is treatec with respect and care by ever the old pros of the explosive field. Sometimes it is callec a "blasting cap." Weather- Variable high .clouds tonight and Friday with considerable sunshine Friday. Slightly warmer Friday. Communes Control All Aspects of Life (EDITOR'S in a Chinese people's com- rriune is organized'to the last detail, and production is miionallzed, but what happens to the Individual? Dr. Sripati Chandrasekhar tells about the strange social experiment he studied first-hami during his travels in ,Red China. This Is the fourth of five articles on his trip.) By DR. SRIPATI CHANDRASEKHAR by Aitocrattd Communist Chinese officials are very proud of their latest development in agricultural production and owner- ship, the communes, for here they have gone one step beyond the Soviet Union. During my six-week trip through Red China, I visited four communes. The one which was best organized from the official point of kind of to control every conceivable asrJect of human life from morning to night, from birth to death. The Chili Yin people's commune is located about SO miles north of Chingchow in Honan Province. 1 spent a day in this commune and the director, a former landless farmhand, drove me around and showed me everything. This commune was to set the pattern for the whole country and was organized in the upsurge of the "big leap forward" in agriculture. Chairman Mao Tsc-tung of the Chinese Communist party happened to visit this place to see the agricultural cooperatives and all the peasants met him and declared they wanted real communism. But the cadres (the of- ficials) were lukewarm. Mao agreed with the peasants on the need for com- munes and pointed out that they were more progressive than their officials. And the next day, July 20, 1958, the people's commune came into being. That's what the di- rector told me. This commune was made up of 68 villages. The houses, the land, the implements, the cottage industries and the kitchen utensils were all owned by the commune. It also owned and ran a few iron smelters (steel production is be- coming a cottage repairing mills, wheat flour mills, tailors' establishments, tile and brick kilns, fertilizer plants, etc. The commune managed 228 public canteens where all adults ate in hostel-type dining halls. There were 135 public nurseries where babies from a week to 4 years old were taken care of. There were 130 kindergartens where children from 4 to 6 years old were housed and taught. There were also two middle schools where stu- (Continued on Pg. A-5, Col. 3) Report Says Problem Is Staggering Narcotics Setup Costs California Million a Year By MORRIE LANDSBERG SACRAMENTO The State Board of Corrections, warning against the spread of heroin addiction, today pro- posed a unified plan of attack on the narcotics problem in California. How big is that problem? Startling, the board said. It estimated the nracotics traf- fic costs the state's taxpay- ers a year. A report to Gov. Brown and the Legislature decried the "waste and inefficiency" of making arrests for narcotics law violations in 1957 in order to obtain convictions. The figures charted a risa in statewide narcotics arrests from 42.1 per pop- ulation in 1952 to 73.1 in 1957. Only one out of 10 went to prison. A like number got off with jail terms or proba- tion. The rest went free. IN CONTRAST, the arrest rate in Los Angeles County ias more than doubled. Con- victions have gone up more ban 40 per cent, commit- ments to state institutions by 52 per cent. The board, discussing.pos- sible solutions to the growing narcotics evil, noted current proposals to stiffen the penal- ties. It said, however, it's not that simple. The report said something must be done to strengthen the hand of law enforcement in obtaining convictions. BEYOND THAT, it called for creation of a central state agency to give broad-scale, top-level leadership in pro- moting efforts to combat the narcotics racket. The board also asked for legislation to set up narcotic treatment control units in state prisons and reforma- tories, or. as separate oper- ations. It urged community action as well to attack tha problem on the local level. The report said some ob- vious steps can be taken un- der existing laws: Enforcement activities can be stepped up in the hope 'of (Continued on Pg. A-2, Col. 3) LAND GRAB START OF WAR OF LAKE TAHOE? California or Bust, Nevada Cries Beach B-l. Hal A-23. A-23. C-fi to II. B-4, 5. Cross A-14. B-2. A-22. B-3. C-6. C-l, I C-5. Tides, 'TV, C-12. A-23. W, 7, 8. Your A-2. Dulles Briefed From Hospital WASHINGTON tary of State Dulles, in Wal- ter Reed Army Hospital awaiting the start of cancer treatment, today got a 15- minute briefing on current world events. Department Press Officer Lincoln White said Dulles telephoned his special assis- tant, Joseph N. Greene Jr., this morning and they talked for about 15'minutes. White said Gen. Heaton still plans to start radiation treatments for Dulles' ab dominal cancer Friday. Nevada took steps Wednesday toward claiming some acres in eastern California, including Lake Tahoe and Squaw Valley where the I960 Winter Olympic games are to be held. It was probably no coincidence that the action came just as the North American Ski Championships were get- ting under way in the snowy Sierra Nevada valley 40 miles west of Reno. But Nevada's Assemblyman Don Crawford declared, "I'm not in dead as he brought up the matter. Nevada assemblymen passed Crawford's bill which, if the Senate concurs, would empower the Nevada attor- ney general to sue for the land. Californians appeared somewhat less than alarmed. Assemblyman Bert DeLotto remarked that he was pre- pared "to .enlist in the Lake Tahoe navy" to defend his state. State Sen. Hugh Burns said "I'm going to invite the whole Nevada Senate over here for dinner and we'll select combatants." By prm "I favor martinis at 20 the president pro tem of the California Senate added. California's Gov. Edmund Brown asserted that "I'm not interested in that cold a war." The land in question lies east of the Sierra Nevada crest from the Oregon border south to Central California. While establishing Nevada as a territory in 1861, Con- gress set the line at the Sierra crest "provided California assents." California never did and undoubtedly won't. In 1865 after Nevada became a state, its Legislature Fog Ties Up L. B. Harbor and Airport accepted the boundary as "surveyed and established" by California. That survey was a fragmentary job covering about 15 per cent of the line and Nevada repealed its law before it was completed. Crawford's bill also would seek recovery of all taxes California has collected in the area for the.98 years. To that one, California Sen. John A. Murdy Jr. (R-Santa Ana) scoffed: "We've already paid for it. Californians put more into Nevada slot machines than Nevada." in Heroin Uncovered ATLANTA A short chubby man was arrested aboard an airliner arriving here early today after a tele- phoned bomb threat uncov- ered heroin valued at about on the illicit drug market in luggage at a New York airport. The man carried a New York driver's license issued to Richard Alston Jr., 44, of Jamaica, Long Island. He was held for investigation, 'Police Supt. J. L. Tuggle said. I Federal narcotics agents and Atlanta detectives took Alston off the Capital Air- ines Viscount without inci- dent when it arrived in At- lanta at a. m. with 13 other passengers aboard. OFFICERS SAID New York police had alerted them to look for a man traveling un- Thick fog rolled into Long Beach early today, tempo- rarily tying up operations at Municipal Airport anu harbor. But take heart. The fog was only a prelude to two typical Southern California days of 'considerable the weatherman said. The tag end of a Pacific storm- Wednesday night brought another .06 inch of rain to Long Beach, bringing the season rainfall total to 4.25 than half of what it was at this time last year. (Continued on Pg. A-2, Col. .7) Discover Body 1 of Slain Woman LOS ANGELES UP) A woman with a record of ar- rest1; for drunkennes was found slain Wednesday, her skull broken by heavy blows. Police identifed her. as Edith Lucille O'Brien, 43, of San Fernando. The body, clad only brassiere and a pair of red slacks turned inside out, was in a sparsely settled area pf the Verdugo Mountains iii Tujunga.