Press-Telegram (Newspaper) - February 21, 1959, Long Beach, California
L B. DRENCHED BY THUNDERSTORM HOME The Southland's Finest Evening Newspaper LONG BEACH 12, CALIF., SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 1959 Vol. LXXII-No. 19 PRICE 10 CENTS CLASSIFIED HE 18 PAGES rELEPHONE HE 5-1161 EDITION (Six Editions Daily) Rain Tonight and Sunday s Forecast IT WAS NO LEAD-PIPE CINCH Michael Ray, 4, of Kansas City playfully poked his foot into a steel pipe Fri- day and couldn't get it out. Firemen worked on the pipe for almost two hours, finally resorted to use of a jackhammer to break the pipe below Mike's foot and manipulated his foot loose. Mike was Wirephoto) 3-Car Crash Fatal to 3 at FANS TERRIFIED WESTMINSTER Three men were killed and two oth- ers injured'early.today in a three-car traffic accident on Westminster Blvd. near Swan LONDON (UP1) A new! men from Mars" play caused janic among hundreds of Jritish televiewers Friday ight. when a fake newscast varned of a strange object in St.: Killed were driver Ross S Lugo, 27, of 14871 S. Jackson Ave., Santa Aria; Jesus Lugo 23, of 624 Daisy St., Santa Ana, brother of the driver and Richard Bill, 21, of .1089 Peters St., Stanton, a passen ger'in the Lugo car. Critically -injured wer Betty Jo Coates, 36, of 297 Babb St., Costa Mesa, pas senger in a'car driven by Don aid E. Jean, 33, of 7142 Par St., Westminster, Jean als was hurt. POLICE SAID the Lugo ca was traveling at a high ra of speed and collided with car driven by Anthony F. Mis- cione, 29, of 1129 F.. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, shoving it into an open field. Miscione, a teacher at Santa Ana Mater Dei Catholic High School, was uninjured. Then the Lugo, car crossed over the highway dividing line and collided head-on with the Jean car, police said. Wreck- age scattered across the high- way held up traffic a half hour while police units from Hiintington Beach, Garden Grove, Westminster and Orange County sheriff's office investigated. he sky over London. The situation was_ niscent of the shock caused >y Orson Welles with his 'Space Panics Londoners Flames Kill .14 Children and 2 Adults 9 Persons Hurt as Fires Level Many Dwellings BY Presi An outbreak of flash fires :latmed 16 lives" early today in widely separated areas of the United States. All but two of the dead were children. Nine persons were'burned or njured, one of them critically. In Crisfield, Md., five chil- dren, including a three-week- old baby, were burned to death when fire leveled their home and two adjoining houses in this Chesapeake Bay waterfront town. The flames spread rapidly and the mother of the chil- dren, Lucy Miles, was unable to rescue any of the young- sters. The father, Charles Miles, was away at the time. The Crisfield fire depart- ment identified the dead is Mary Lucille Miles, 10; Diana Cullen Miles, 8; Charles Alono Miles, 4; Ralph Gregory Miles, 2, and Orville Antonio Miles, the baby. suffered a on an arm when she leaped [from an upstairs window. Firemen said the house was (engulfed in flames- by the time they arrived. radio play about a. Martian in- vasion of New Jersey 20 years )N BOSTON, four .children ago." perished and another Friday night's play, called critically burned when "Before the Sun'Goes "1 SOME WIVES EARN MONTH Again Handing Relatives Juicy Jobs remi- ter Fuller, opened with a real-. istic program interruption by JUDO GIRL 5-Car Crash on 101 Kills at Least 5 OCEANSIDE least five persons, one of them an infant, were killed today in a Ike Back From Trip to Mexico WASHINGTON President Eisenhower re- turned from Mexico today convinced that his good-wil visit with President Adolfo Lope Mateos at Acapulco was 'very successful." He flew here nonstop when the cold weather prompted him to forego a weekend of golf in Augusta, Ga. White House Press Secre- tary James C. Hagerty, who accompanied the President on his Mexican trip, told news men Eisenhower viewed th< trip as "very successful." The President, he said, re turned with "the feeling that he has a friend" in Lopez Mateos and the two will be "working in close touch' hereafter. HAGERTY ALSO said Eisenhower's meeting with the Mexican president would make it easier for experts from the two nations to fol- low through in studying ques tions they discussed at Aca pulco. 'This isn't the last time an announcer who warned of an approaching enemy attack. t t 'THIS IS A special an he said. satellite is hovering over Lon- don. It may be armed. It may be war. Please tune in your] radios and television for fur- ther announcements. The announcer then went on to speculate on the object, "only miles from the] earth." 'Is it perhaps an enemy space platform armed with H-bombs and aimed at the1 heart of the city? Perhaps. But the cabinet is wasting no time, giving mounting fear no chance to reach danger level. London, it decides, is tp be evacuated." That was just about enough for many of the listeners. ARTHUR ACTON, 60, said his wife collapsed and was (Continued on Pg. A-3, Col. 3) five-vehicle crash on Highway 101, two miles north Oceanside. The highway five were dead Mere Male No Match for Her OAKLAND Seven- teen-year-old Mrs. Billy Chatterlon was strolling home alone when a young man' grabbed her by the shoulder. "Come here, baby, he said roughly. Without a word, the trim wife of a Navy judo in- structor twisted free, seized his left arm in'a judo hold and threw him over her back. He landed flat on his back, 170 pounds of him. Exasperated by the tear on her blouse, Mrs. Chat- terton pointed a finger at her assailant and warned: "Quit following me." "Don't worry, said the bruised male. Mrs. Chattertori_ reported the incident to the police. light on Capitol Hill. The ancient political tice of giving gover jobs to relatives receives at- tention House of Representatives re veals its office payroll. This year's that at least six new House members have their wives on. the payrolls. The ..wives', .salaries.. range from to a year. In addition, Rep. Steven V. Carter a freshman congressman, hired his 19- year-old son, a freshman col- lege student, as an year assistant. NEPOTISM totals may be even larger. Observers usu- ally try to spot the practice of comparing last names on the office payroll with the ast name of the congress- man. But wives use heir maiden names; some aughters use their marriec names. And the Senate refuses to open its payroll records to public scrutiny. Any nepotism there usually is a secret. The congressmen's justifi cation for the practice is tha the relatives do importan work and fully earn their pay have always been Downfall Also Increases Snow in Resort Areas Thunder and lightning vol- eys carried a new Pacific storm into the Southland to- day, opening a rainy spell that is due to linger through Sunday. In Long Beach, thunder rumbled windows in down- town buildings as .65 of an inch of rain fell in the morn- ing. There is more than a 90 per cent probability of fre- quent showers tonight, the weatherman said. These rain odds were post- ed for Sunday: three to two there will be scattered show- THE SHOWERS and a few thunderstorms extended throughout the Southland after breezing in from the Pacific Northwest. The storm dumped 5 inches of new snow on Mt. Baldy, in- creasing .the snowpack depth in the southland mountains to 30 inches in some spots. Cars need chains in the Angeles National Forest and Mt. Baldy areas, resorts said. Ths snow level dropped to feet. Today's moisture brought the season's total in Long Beach to 4.68 inches, com- pared to 12.15 for the like period of a year ago. In North Whittier, a rain- soggy sewer caved in on worker John Paul Sokey, Jr., of Rosemead. Firemen and fellow workmen rescued him and he was taken to Beverly Community Hospital for treat- ment. WIVES ON PAYROLLS Among at least six wives of congressmen who are on their husbands' payrolls are (above, left photo) Mrs. Charlee Ilargis, shown with her husband, Rep. Denver D. Hargis Mrs. Robert W. Levering (right wife of Rep. Levering and Mrs. Leonard G... Wolf (photo shown with her husband, Rep. Wolf (D- Wirephoto) Macmillan Receives Warm Russ Greeting MOSQOW British Prime Minister Macmillan 2 Officers Wounded by Bandit ARCADIA to- day called off a big posse's search holdup man who shot two officers Friday night as he fled from a market with Hundreds of police and dep- lity sheriffs combed the rain- splattered foothills for the bandit early today. At a.m. they reported failure. The grey-haired bandit, wearing a monkey face mask, shot the police when they drove up to the market as he was leaving. Officers Jack Renner, 27, and William Miter, 28, were they'll get Hagerty said. patrol said and six in- jured. Oceanside police re- ported one of the six injured died en route.to the hospital. Officers said the crash He disclosed that Eisen- of hower told Lopez Mateos al the airport Friday night that he hoped the Mexican leader could visit the United States. After canceling the Augusta stopover, the President thought of flying to Gettys- burg, Pa., to spend the week came at 10 a.m. in a driving end.at his farm. He decided rain. They said names of the dead and injured were not yet available. The.crash tied up traffic in both directions for more than a half hour. The body of the infant was found pinned un- der a pickup truck which was Involved in the collision with four cars. to remain in Washington to day, but the White House said he might go to Gettysburg Sunday. The presidential plane Columbine III touched down at the' National Airport at a.m. after a flight of six hours and 58 minutes from Acapulco. (Continued on Pg. A-3, Col. 3 Iran to Sign With U. S., Shah States TEHRAN W) The Shah of Iran told a news confer- ence today Iran will go ahead and sign a Bilateral agree- ment with the United States The Shah added that Iran will not change its policy to- wards the West and will sign Hew into Moscow today with a smile, a gentle dig at his host and a fur hat that wowed the Russians. "Premier Khrushchev wel- comed him to' the Soviet Union with a speech full of friendly sentiment and ex- pressing hope for "a useful exchange of views." Macmillan and his foreign minister, Selwyn Lloyd, got a red carpet reception upon their arrival for talks they hope will case world tensions. "I do not come to negotiate on particular Mac millan said. "I do hope, how- ever, that in our talks to- gether we shall at least reach HERTER GREETS IKE President Eisenhower listens today to Christian Hertcr acting secretary of state, on flight ramp at Washington's National Airport as he re- turns from trip to Mexico. At right is President's brother, Milton, who accompanied him to Aca- Wirephoto) A with the United States for precautionary measures. He added that Iran will not invoke this military agree ment unless attacked. t f THE SHAH emphasized that Iran will not give any missile base to any foreign country. Besides, he added: No one has asked Iran for such a base. Referring to Moscow Ra- dio's anti-Iran propaganda, the Shah said that in spite of Soviet claims that his Iran- ian regime is not popular with the Iranian people, am sure our regime will survive to at- tend the funeral of many other regimes." Commenting on Iran-Soviet relations, the Shah told news men Iran will still continue a peace-loving policy and is willing to continue its friend- a better understanding of ou points of view. "Perhaps in this way our to alleviate res that Weather- Cloudy with more than 90 per cent probability of frequent showers tonight. Low tonight 48. Variable cloudiness with 60 per cent probability of light scat- tered showers Sunday. hospitalized with wounds in the arms and legs. AFTER THE shooting the thief fled on foot, abandoning the stolen car he had driven to the market. The holdup was staged just before closing time in the market Friday night. The gunman held 15 customers at bay, cleaned out the cash reg- ister and then forced an as- sistant manager to open the safe. ly relations bors. with all neigh- visit may help some of the c (Continued on Pg. A-3, Col. 6 Haiti Bars Alf Exit Permits for Residents PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti Iff immigration depart ment today canceled all exit permits for Haitians and for- eign residents of the country. Only tourists and diplomats were excepted. No reason was given. Immigration officers turned a number of Haitians away from the Pan American World Airways flight that leffat a.m. For the past year Hai- tians seeking exit permits have been carefully screened and many have been unabli to leave. WHERE TO FIND IT A-4, 5. B-2. B-3 to 3. B-10. Death A-2. A-2. Shipping A-2. A-6, 7. A-8. Tides, TV, B-10. Mild Earthquake Shakes Tokyo Area TOKYO mild earth- quake shook the Tokyo area today. The Tokyo central meteoro- logical agency pinpointed the epicenter about 30 miles northeast of Tokyo. There were no reported casualties or damage. CHECK ARRIVES, LATE Refused Disability Pay, Proves He Was Right SAN FRANCSICO Saraceni's doctors told him to stop working after he suffered a heart attack two years ago at, 52. Saraceni did and applied for social security disability benefits. He was turned down. He asked reconsideration turned down. Supported, by his wife, Helen, tie filed for hearing on his case last October. Three days ago he got a letter from the Social Security decisions reversed, he was eligible, for disability payments. Friday, a retroactive disability check for ar- rived. But Saraceni had died of a heart attack during the night.