Press-Telegram (Newspaper) - February 23, 1959, Long Beach, California
CALIF. POLICE NAB MAD TERRORIST HOME The Southland's Finest Evening Newspaper LONG BEACH 12, CALIF., MONDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 1959 Vol. LXXIUNo. 20 PRICE 10 CENTS CLASSIFIED HE 26 PAGES TELEPHONE HE 5-1161 EDITION (Six Editions Daily) Mercy-Flight Family Marooned 3 Days )octor Pair in Bay Recounts Despair Lost, Hunted LOVE IS THE WINNER on Calvin Leonard, 30, leans over his polio-stricken.wife, Margaret Schreiber, JO, wearing respirator, in New York Sunday following wedding. Leonard, a plumber, met his new wife in the hospital where she was a patient and he a volunteer worker. He proposed last summer, she consented Christinas Day. The bride has been paralyzed from the neck down for eight Daring Cliff Rescue Pulls 2 to Safety SEASIDE, Ore. boys, one injured Two by a 35- foot fall, were pulled up a rugged 100-foot cliff from an Oregon Beach Sunday night in a daring after dark rescue race against incoming Pacific Ocean tides. two lowered a rope and climbed down the face of the rugged cliff to the beach be- low. But they were unable to climb back up their wet rope. COnc, Charles Kenney, 17, Nctarts, Ore., climbed almost to the top, but then started sliding. He slipped faster and faster, finally falling the last 35 feet. He suffered an in- jured shoulder and a cut hand The other, Ron Makinster, 18 fillamook, Ore., had remainec Plane Disappears in Snow-Covered New Hampshire BERLIN, N. H. (M A 20- man band of snow-experi- enced men searched the Lit- tleton area today for two doc- tors who disappeared while returning from a mercy flight from Berlin to Lebanon. The group, wearing snow shoes and carrying survival gear, included two doctors They were members ol the Dartmouth Outing Club which had several other crews stand- ing by. in case they were needed. Some 40 aircraft also flew over the area seeking a trace of Dr. Ralph E. Miller, 60, an experienced pilot, and Dr. Ro- bert E. Quinn, 32, members of the Dartmouth Medical Col- lege faculty. They were last seen in their red and cream Piper Comanche Saturday afternoon. Snow began falling heavily at noon and the air search was suspended. The search pilots stood by in the event MOSCOW Prime Minister Macmillan and the weather cleared before Premier Khrushchev met for two and a half hours in dark but there was little the Kremlin today and apparently, discussed the. dis-H'hood prec.p.tat.on would armament deadlock between the West and the Russians. p' Only one 'THE LITTLETON searcl armament expert Con O'Neiljwas prompted by at least accbmpariiea -se'arilli'co- Foreign Secretary Selwyn ordinators said, that a nlane had been heard Lloyd and Ambassador Sir Patrick Reilly to the first Macmillan, Russ Chief Parley on Arms Deadlock Top Solon 'One-Man Show' Hif WASHINGTON Sen. William Proxmire (D-Wis) protested today that Senate Democratic Leader Lyndon B. Mind Patient Drops Knife and Gives Up Attacked Women in L. A., Modesto, After Escaping VISALIA (flV-A convicted rapist who attacked and' >ound a Modesto woman'was returned today to the State bison's medical facility at Vacaville from which he es- caped Feb. 10. Ronald E. Latham, 26, car- ried a butcher knife 'but did not resist as he was captured by Patrolman Merle Bolton Sunday in a stolen car on a mountain road near Visalia. Authorities from Vacaville licked him up at the Visalia jail at 4 a.m. today and re- turned him to the prison. A Visalia native, the fugi- tive was accused of rape by a Modesto woman, whose name the authorities did not release, and of terrorizing a South Los Angeles housewife, Mrs. Mary Murphy, 41, and icr son, Billy, 4, on Feb. 13, LATHAM DENIED raping ie Modesto woman but ad- mitted terrorizing Mrs. Mur- >hy and her son. He also ad- mitted robbing the South Los Angeles woman of but denied taking the Murphy amily car, which was miss- ing when a family friend ound Mrs. Murphy and Billy jound and gagged. Bolton found Lalham half MRS. LESLIE SCHMIDT, 22, cuddles daughter Linda Sue, 2, in a hospital follow- -.1 .1 ___i1__._______1_ 4-ltn (nrt-1 f Q HpfKTlTV fill ing their rescue with three other members of the family from a which they floated off the Texas coast three Wirephoto.) on below. Mr. and Mrs. Donald J Karigas of Portland, leading a hiking party in the nigged coastal area some 20 mile down the coast from 'here saw the boy fall and signale tKey would go for help. mal conference on the Brit- sh delegation's visit. The official Soviet news agency in a brief dispatch after the meeting said that Johnson of Texas runs the jarty program in the Senate without consulting other Democratic senators. "The typical Democratic senator has literally nothing to do with determining the legislative program and poli cies of this party in the Sen A 16-MAN RESCUE part reached the area from nearb hjehalem. Dr. Ralph Perkin was lowered in the darknes "We arranged that I shou! use the boy's rope as a sig Dr. Perkins said, ex plaining he was to tug.on i "But I lost it in the dark g irjg down." J Perkins and the two boys were stranded. This became apparent to the rescuers above, who lowered state policeman Dave Wilson half way down. He spotted the three with a high-powered flashlight and relayed their hand signals. The Littleton area, just jwest of the White Mountains, is fairly flat and there is an air strip there. The ground searchers also Proxmire said in speech in the Senate. Although lauding the abili- ties and drive of Johnson, lad "friendly conversations With Khrushchev at the talk were First Deputy Pri- mier Anastas I. Mikoyan, a recent vistor to the United States; Foreign Minister An- drei' Gromyko; Deputy For- eign Minister Vassily V. Kuz- netsov; Jacob Malik, Soviet Ambassador to Britain; M. P. Geogadze, secretary of the Presidium of the Soviet Par- liament, -and Z. A. Loginov, deputy head of the Foreign Ministry's European Depart- ment. MACMILLAN AND them in case they find the two doctors who had come to Berlin Saturday to treat a heart patient. Grave fears were expressed for the men as the temper- ature in the area dropped well below zero Saturday and Sun- day nights and it was only 2 degrees above zero today. Littleton is about 35 miles west of Berlin and 50 north or Lebanon. GUARDS POSTED on Sun- day night said they saw no sign of any outdoor fires in By CONRAD CASLER llixrlcr, Thf Cetvn Chfhtl Cilltr-TliMi (WrlHn TSt AiucUltd CORPUS CHRISTI, Tex. (IP> Schmidt and- his young family, marooned three! days last week on a tiny bea- con in Corpus Christi Bay, lived to tell about it. But Leslie, 23, wrote a pa- thetic little diary to let rela- tives know what happened to them. He "knew" he and his wife and three children would die there within sight of the shore, he said Sunday "We wrote the diary so that when they found our 6 Die in High-Speed Collision Near India INDIO persons were killed near here Sunday night when two cars smashed together headon at high speed. Investigators said a car driven by J. T. Hill, 33, collided on a desert road with a car loaded with itinerant farm workers. Hill and his wife, Betty, 33, an expectant mother, were killed, Proxmire demanded that the 64 Democratic senators be called together for a confer- ence or caucus before major party decisions are taken on legislation. "THE MAJORITY in the Senate is generally, responsi- ble also to the majority of the he said, "but the majority leader, under present condition, is not." Proxmire, referring to him- self in third person according THE INJURED BOY, in a Senate basket litter, and the other boy, along with Dr. Perkins were pulled up safely. Dr. Perkins, a Nehalem veterinarian, was the last to .be pulled off the as the tide began closing in on the narrow strip of rock and sand. President, the junior senator from Wisconsin Khrushchev got down to formal Kremlin talks after a get acquainted weekend in the country. The British prime minister jot second billing in the Mos cow press, however. The Communist Party organ Prav da devoted top space to an editorial lauding the Red marked its 41st anniversary Sunday end gave only brief mention to the Khrushchev Macmillan parley. Macmillan and Lloyd re- turned to Moscow Sunday night after a weekend as and their months, daughter, critically bones they'd know what hap Schmidt said at the hospital where he, his wife, Sarah, 22, and the Leslie Jr., 3, Linda Lee, 2, and Cheryl, recovering. 10 the mountainous region. Au- thorities said it would be dif- ficult to survive outdoors for more than 24 hours. Dr. Miller is chief patholo- gist at the Mary Hitchcock Hospital in Hanover and a professor of pathology at Dartmouth Medical School. He is the father of two chil- dren, one of whom, Ralph Jr., was an Olympic ski cham pion CREWMAN OF a passing shrimp boat, the'Carroll Ann, snatched the hungry, cold and (Continued on Pg. A-4, Col. 1) Leaps as Truck Crashes, Blasts CASTAIC lant of the strikebound Al- ag0. lis-Chalmers Mfg. Co. Police said at least U pick ets were arrested. Officers identified the men as mem- bers of the United Auto Work- ers. Two policemen and a man identified by police as a strik- er were treated for minor in- juries suffered in the short melcc. The disturbance broke out after an intra-plant rail- a mile off a dirt road on a tip from George Walker of Lemon Grove that a man was trying to cover the auto with brush. Latham told officers at the Tulare County jail that he planned to live in the auto until August, then hitch-hike to Illinois. The car was stolen last week from the residence of I.oren Scott at Paso Robles. THE FORMER San Quen- tin convict had with him some in dimes reported taken from the home of Bryan Stan- ley in Paso Robles while the family was attending a church function. "They just kept me there oo Latham said of the Vacaville facility, to which he had been transferred from San Quentin for mental treatment. He said he was working on a trash detail when "all of a sudden the idea of escape lopped into my head. Five minutes later I was sorry I did it, but I was too scared to go back." He was convicted of rape, liidnap, and sex perversion after molesting a Santa Maria High School girl four years Uallcl UI1LU Oil lump---------- near Castaic and jumped to were killed ,n a collision at safety seconds before it ex- Westminster_ Saturday TO FIND IT Helen Parrish, one-time member of the "Our Gang" comedies cast, died Sunday of cancer. See Page A-7. Beach B-I, Hal A-9. A-9. B-6, 7. A-6. Death B-2. A-8. Shipping C-l, 2, 3. B-3. Tides, TV, B-8. Vital C-4. A-9. B-4, 5. wasn't sent to this body to delegate "his authority as a senator to any other senator o matter how able, wise, or ood that senator may be." Johnson is in Texas. He lew there with President Ei- enhower Wednesday. Office aids said they did not know vhen he planned to return. PROXMIRE'S public attack on Johnson's leadership sur- prised most senators. In his year and a half in .he Senate, Proxmire, who describes himself as a liberal, las differed with Johnson on civil rights and other legisla tion. Proxmire now has assign- ments to two major commit- tees, agriculture and banking It is known he wanted a place on the Foreign Relations Committee but Johnson and other Democratic leaders gave three vacancies this session to others. guests of Premier and Mrs. Khrushchev. A spokesman for the two (Continued on Pg. A-4, Col. 1) Weather- Clear tonight; and slightly W a Tuesday. ructor mouth ilso is in flames. Stuart L. Brown, 37, of Glendale said brakes on his rig failed Sunday as he rolled down Five Mile Grade on U.S. Highway 99 north of Castaic. He steered onto one of the escape ramps built on the grade especially for such 11-year-old DO eighth victim of th side smashup. Tomr died Sunday. Three other cars in the wreck, wor. Diego County's hist Three other child man injured in the mained in serious mm unny San CROWDS GRAPPLE FOR 1-CENT BOATS. 22-CENT MOWERS oad attempted to shuttle two at cars into a warehouse. Within, a few minutes the most boisterous of the pickets ad been hauled off to jail he train, pushed by a diesel ocomotive, left two cars in- ide the plant. It did not take hem out. After the switching engine' ad cut off from the flat cars most of the remaining pickets lispersed. S. Capital Gripped in Big Battle WASHINGTON Bargain-hunters stormed the capital's famous George Washington Birthday sales today like the British charging Bunker Hill. To the hardy and the patient went the spoils 3-cent sunglasses, 99-cent auto tires, washing machines and 22-cent power mowers. An extra police detail was assigned to the downtown area to break up traffic jams. A group of detectives cir- culated among the mobs to nab shoplifters. The crowd was swelled by government, bank and school employes, whose offices were shut. Shoppers came from as far away as 100 miles to buy 1-cent boats (you had to purchase a new Ford first, of 69-cent auto radios and 99-cent suitcases. For those who weakened in the face of the stampeding hordes, there was gin and 11-cent aspirin. Many of the bargain-hunters began lining up in front of the stores Sunday night with blankets and vacuum bottles of hot coffee to ward off the 40-degree chill. The champion'line-waiter was 62-year-old W. Town- send Raplee, who set up camp in front of one store Friday night, 60 hours before the sale began, with a chair, books, blankets and other comforts of home. He wanted a 99-cent typewriter, he said. Raplee had waited all night in front of the same store for the same bargain in past years he said, though he does not know how to type. Some of the merchants tried to remember that the holiday was the 227th anniversary of the birth of the first President. One auto dealer gave away cherry trees. The whole thing began about 30 years ago when a merchant advertised some faded shirts at 50 cents apiece. He was mobbed. Other stores picked up the idea of offer- ing incredibly low prices on George Washington's Birthday and the riot scenes have been growing ever since. EVERY YEAR All of U. S. Marks 3 Tots' Birthdays SAN FRANCISCO The whole country will celebrate on the birthdays of the three children of po- liceman John Steffen and his wife, Arlene. Mrs. Steffen gave birth Sunday George Washing- ton's birthday to John Francis Steffen Jr. Their first child, Fran- cine, was born on the Fourth of July, 1956. Their second, Nanette, was born on Memorial Day, 1957. Four Tots Killed in Trailer Fire BRANCHVILLE, N. J. .'our children huddled in bed n their family's house.trailer vere killed today when 'an oil stove exploded. Eileen Henderson, 26, moth- er of the children, was visit- ng in a nearby home at the time. She was burned trying Lo rescue the youngsters. Their father, Robert Hen- derson, was at work. The trailer was attached to a one-room cottage in Frank- ford Township, in the north- west part of the state. Both vcre leveled by flames. POLICE SAID a heater in he doorway connecting the ottage and the trailer blew up. Killed were Linda, 6; Rob- ert Jr., 5; William, 4, ana Bar- rett, 2. Mrs. Henderson at the time visiting in the' home of icr sister-in-law, Mrs. Barrett -lenderson, about 100 feet away. Pilot Dies as Navy Jet Plane Crashes MOFFETT NAVAL AIR STATION Navy twin- jet F2H Banshee plane, fly- ing low in fog and rain, clipped tall trees near Skyline Blvd. above Saratoga Sunday and crashed, killing its pilot. He was identified as Lt James F. Wiley, 26, whose widow lives at Coronado.