Press-Telegram (Newspaper) - February 26, 1959, Long Beach, California
AS HUNDREDS WATCH Police Foil Death Leap of Lovesick Navy Man Police blocked a lovesick sailor's suicide leap Wednes- day: as a crowd of hundreds looked up from the sidewalks of-W. Ocean Blvd., six stor ies below. "Don't come any closer or I'll Donald W. Horton, 21, of the Long Beach Naval Station, yelled at officers from the edge of the roof at the ;Blackstone Hotel, 330 W. Ocean Blvd. His threat held the officers at bay for 15 minutes before Vice Officer Jack G. Harris inch close enough to grab him. TRAFFIC OFFICER James M.' Kelly was first th scene. He came to investigat a -report a man was actin strangely pn the hotel roo Kelly found Horton slant ing .on a foot-wide ledge out side a three-foot-high wall a the edge of the roof. From a distance, Kelly tried to calm the Navy man. Then Harris and Poljce Sg Charles Workman arrived o the rooftop. THEY TOLD Horton that Harris also was a Navy man, that he wanted to help him. Harris mqved cautiously to- ward was clutching the photograph. of a woman. .The officer asked to see the picture. Horton handed it over. 'Lunging over the wall, Harris grabbed him and dragged him to safety; SCREAMING AND clawing, Horton was hauled to City J.ail where he was booked for investigation. And the woman in the pic ture? Horton refused to talk about her. But a friend, who had talked to the woman ear lie'r in the day, said she wasn't interested in him. ''She couldn't care the friend told police. A Friendly Word BERLIN CRISIS BOILS ANEW AS BRITISH MISSION FAH HIS MANNER calm, Officer Jack G. Harris (left) hands back a girl's picture he obtained from Don- ald W. Horton, perched on edge of hotel roof. "My, she's says Harris as Horton weeps. A Sudden Grab Khrushchev Warned Not toBlockWest Macmillan Says Soviet Action Can 'Lead to Danger' KIEV, U.S.S.R; Prime Minister Macmillan ended hi talks with Nikita Khrushche' today with a chilling warn ing. He told the Soviet pre mier any attempt to interfer with the West's rights in Cerlin "would lead to a dan erous situation." Announcing this after Mac millan's arrival in Kiev, iritish spokesman he prime minister in a meet ng in the Kremlin this morn ng "made very clear th strong feeling of the West o he matter of West Berlin an Germany." "But Khrushchev is not >udging an he added, 'and Macmillan is not' budg- ing an inch, either. Make of that what you will." ANOTHER BRITISH source said Macmillan was so stung Soviet leaders bias) at the West Tuesday that he considered packing up and flying back to London. "But Mr. Macmillan came here to have talks with the The Finest Evening Newspaper LONG BEACH 12, CALIF., THURSDAY, FEB. 26, 1959 Vol. LXXII-No. 22 PRICE 10 CENTS CLASSIFIED HE PAGES TELEPHONE HE 5-1161 HOME EDITION (Six Editions NOW HARRIS seizes.Horton about the waist. The youth's over the edge of the parapet as he is swung to the roof and safety. There other officers help Harris subdue the screaming Horton. And Now He's Led to Jail Soviet leaders and to see the the British officia 'He has had the talks and decided he might as well see the country." Macmillan had raised with Khrushchev the question of the timing of the Soviet lead er's Kremlin speech apparent ly rejecting the West's pro- .for a foreign ministers in -Germany. A final, meeting between :he two leaders is schedule! at the Kremlin next Monday BUT THE British spokes man said there was nothini [eft to talk about except the wording of a communique which will stress the desire (Continued on Pg. A-3, Col. 1) Blast Kills 2 H-Plant Aids in England No Radiation Peril in Explosion of Dropped Materia ALDERMASTON, England UP) A violent' explosion rocked Britain's big H-bomb esearch base here today aftei omebody dropped an explo ive charge. Two men were tilled and one injured. Officials announced there was no radioactivity hazard tc he staff or the general public The explosion set doors anage A-7. Negroes Plan Parade Over Restaurant Bon KANSAS CITY OB A group of Negroes has sched uled a parade in downtown Kansas City Saturday morn ing to protest refusal of fiv< department stores to open their restaurants to Negroes The Rev. L. Sylveste Odom, chairman of the Com munity Committee for Socia Action, nigh the organization rejected plea to postpone the demon stration. Beach B-l, Hal A-15. A-15. 11. B-6, 7. Death B-2. A-10. A-14. B-3. Shipping C-S. C-I, 2, 3. C-S, Tides, TV, C-12. A-15. B-4, 5. Your A-2.