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Press-Telegram (Newspaper) - January 3, 1959, Long Beach, California RUSS REPORT ROCKET TO ORBIT SUN -Hour-Old Baby Stolen in HOME The Southland's Finest Evening Newspaper LONG BEACH 12, CALIF., SATUKUAY, JANUARY Blonde Hunted as Kidnaper of Lawyer's Infant NEW YORK search for a newborn taby stolen from a Brooklyn hospital shifted today to Manhattan, where a young blonde :woman aroused a druggist's, suspicions by asking bottle warmer. 'flic infant girl was taken St. Peter's. Hospital Fri- day night.shortly after birth, and a bleached blonde about 30 was believed the kidnaper. -'Emil Fischer, proprietor of 4 drug store on Manhattan's East Side, told police a blonde .woman between 25 and 30 came in just befc'.e 9 a.m. to- day and asked for a .bottle warmer. lie said she left and drove off in. a pale green foreign car after being told he had no Warmers in stock. He said the car- had New York .license plates. FISCHER described the woman as about 5 foot 3 and weighing about 110 pounds. This weight, however, did not jibe with that of the blonde seen leaving the Brooklyn hos- pital in, a furtive manner, with a bulge under her She was said to: weigh, about 140. .The baby was born at p.m. to Mrs. Frances Chion- chio, whose husband Frank is a lawyer. The infant was placed in s bassinet in a fourth-floor nur- sery adjoining the maternity ward. Eight other babies were lii ithe nursery. The father saw his child for the fiist and only time at p. :m. Then he kissed his wife and started home. WHEN Tip BABY 'was found to be missing a few min- utes later, police located Chion chio and rushed him back to thr-hospital while a search .was being made. About 2 a. m. to- dfifhe finally had to break the to his wife. Priscilla Burke made tfiif; discovery that, the Jnfant had" been removed. Making a rdiitine check of the bassinets she found one empty and noti- fied Catharine Johnson, the nurse in charge of the ward. tMiss Johnson told police she had seen a woman loitering on ar'stairwell. She described the wriman as a bleached blonde, between 30 and 35, of light complexion and weighing about 140 pounds. 18 PAGES Vol. 291 PRICE 10 CENTS CLASSIFIED HEZ-5959 TELEPHONE IIE B-1161 EDITION (Six Editions Daily) TWO-YEAR-OLD 'HUMAN FLY' David Brillon of Baltimore, Md., wasn't even 2 when he began climbing door jambs at home with his hands and bare feet. He will be 3 next week and professional with his "human fly" technique. At left, David starts ascent of 9-foot door jamb'and at; right claps his hands upon reaching summit. Road Toll Mounts at Gory Clip By 'Associated The New Year holiday auto toll, triggered by a relentless assault by motorists on the highways, piled up today at ;a bloody clip, which threatened the record for a similar 'four- day period two years ago. UNFURLS NEW FLAG Ike Proudly Signs Alaska Into State WASHINGTON Eisenhower today proudly proclaimed statehood for vast Alaska and then unfurled the new U.S. Flag of 13 and 49 stars. The grim prospect that death count might reach record of 409 auto fatalities for the New Year period brought an anxious appeal from the National Safety Council for drivers to slam on the brakes and curb the toll. The NSC had predicted 390 auto deaths for the 102-hour that started at 6 p.m. Wednesday. The Associated Press count ends at midnight Sunday. AN UNEXPECTED rash of description and wearing a long bl'ack coat was seen hurryinf from-the hospital by Armonc Garazzo, night svatchman and telephone operator. said the woman had 'A' WOMAN answering that highway deaths late Friday night, which reversed an earlier trend of fatalities Friday, shot f.lre the toll to a pace ahead of'a corresponding count two. years Blind Man Slain in LA., Seize Knifer LOS ANGELES blind man was stabbed to death at a downtown- intersection Frjday night and shortly afterward the suspected knifeV was shot and critically wounded by the police. William Bulgier, 65, was killed at 9lh and Main Sts. A cab driveivOscar Fuller, said he picked a man up at that corner and took him to a nearby hotel. The passenger asked Fuller to come up to his room to get the on Page A-2, Col. 8) Mongolia Uprisings Reported -TAIPEI uprisings have spread from Red China to the Soviet vassal state of Outer Mongolia, a Chinese Nationalist cabinet minister said today. Li Chung-hsin told conference insurgents are lighting against' the Com- munists in that remote and.lit- tle known state. U is chair- man of the Mongolian and Ti- betan Affairs Commission. Previou reports credited to the Nationalist underground on the mainland have said a revoll that began in Tibet had spread across far northwest China and into Inner Mongolia next door to Outer Mongolia. JJ GAVE this breakdown of 1he numbers he said were in revolt against the Peiping re- gime in western and -north- western China: Tibet, organized guer- rillas supported by more than Tibetans. Slnkiang Province, Inner Mongolia, Slkang and Szech- wan Provinces of northwest China, about L4 said the introduction of the' drastic commune system ir Inner Mongolia had stiffened ago. By 2 p.m. today the foil had risen to 244 dead in traffic, 43 in fires and 73 miscellaneous. More important, the NSC was concerned that the combined four-day holiday periods this year for Christmas and New Year were likely to result in the stunning figure of nearly auto deaths lion's roads. on the na- SOME 594 Americans paid in their lives for auto accidents during the four-day Christmas holiday last weekend. Two years ago, a similar Christmas week- end showed a record 706 auto deaths, which combined with Ihe New Year figure, added to an all-time high of auto deaths for the Christmas-New Year holiday period. The council today again pleaded for drivers to exert safety on the roads as the AP countdown headed into the weekend homestretch. Once in the room, Fuller said, the man attacked him with a knife. The cabbie fled, yelling for help, and two officers rushed into the hotel. One of them shot the man in the chest as he came at them with a knife. The wounded man gave his name, as Woodrow Wilson and said he was from South San Francisco but refused swer any other questions. He was hospitalized and booked on Federal and Alaskan officials watched as Eisenhower, per formed the two separate, acts in the White House Cabinet oom. The new Flag, which doesn't become official until next July 4, will have seven staggered of seven stars each. The iresent Flag has six rows of eight stars-each. At the brief noon ceremony, Eisenhower signed the Alaskan itatehood proclamation and the lag order: "Dwight D. Eisen- lowcr, 3 January 195.9." He used six pens on each document -handed some of-them oul as souvenirs. IX '.Iirs BKIBF remarks, Eisenhower said he was highly privileged to welcome Alaska as the 49th state. He recalled that it had been almcst a half a century since the -17th and 48th were admitted. Eisenhower said it gave him a feeling of gratification to wel- come Alaska into the Union. He congratulated the Alaskan delegation to Congress. Then F.isenhower unfurled the Jets Down Pilotless Runaway COLUMBUS, Ohio pilotless plane that got away from, its pilot at the Rising Sun, Tnd., airport at a.m. was brought down about p.m. today by Lockbourne Air Shot Highest of Any Space Tries to Date Red 'Lunik' Now Three-Fifths of Way TO Moon By HAROLD K. MILKS (AP) The new Soviet cosmic rocket will hurtle past the moon and become "the first arti- ficial planet and satellite of the Moscow Radio re >orted 'today. The announcement that the rocket was expected to go into orbit around the sun came as t soared about three-fifths of the distance to the moon, far beyond the height ever reached Before by a man-made object. The rocket' will. miss the moon by to miles. Jubilant Russians already were calling the new rocket "Lunik." Students marched through the streets in celebra> tion and some fired flares. THE COSMIC ROCKET cut loose a sodium cloud to simu- late a comet's tail in the early morning hours. The Moscow Planetarium said bad weather prevented a photograph of the comet tail here but. a Soviet scientist reported a central Asian observatory got the pic- ure. A radio broadcast said at 4 p.m. the rocket, which was aunched Friday, was still on course and had traveled miles. Tracker stations in the Soviet Union at that time lost radio contact because the rock' et had disappeared below their horizon. The radio kept jubilant and eager Soviet citizens, well in- formed on the progress of the SPACE ROCKET'S JOURNEY How the new Soviet cosmic rocket is expected to hurtle past the moon and become a sun satellite is shown in this artist's drawing, based on Moscow Radio reports today. The rocket is expected to reach vicinity of the moon about 8 p.m. PST today. new flag as it stood in its standard. U had been provided by the Army quartermaster Corps. Three flags provided a bright Force Base jets. It crashed in an open field near Chillicothe in Ross County, about 50 miles south of here. The Lockbourne jets m ad e the plane crash by "flipping" its wings, base spokesmen said. The pilots waited for an un- inhabited spot in the farmland area before (hey approached to flip it over with their wings. THE PILOTLESS Civil Air Patrol plane, an L16 reconnais sance-type ship, headed north- east after getting away at Ris- ing Sun.-It had been sighted, on Air Force radar scopes at an altitude of feet most of the time until it was brought down.. Two armed F84 jets were sent aloft from Lockbourne the Air rocket, furnishing some details of its travel. t THE MOON is now about miles from the earth. Die1 sun is about "93 milliqn miles away. r The Soviet government pre- dicted the rocket will reach the vicinity of the' moon 'about 7 a.m. Sunday, Moscow time (8 p.m. PST The expected .ime of arrival in the area of the sun was not 'announced. At (he time when U. S. scien- .ists thought an American moon shot would pass the moon and head toward the sun, they said the rocket probably would be burned up in the sun. The Soviet announcement in- dicated otherwise. The Kremlin expects its rocket to survive the fierce heat around the'cen ter of the solar system. How the Russians didn't say. And there was no indication of how long Soviet' scientists Guerrillas Pour Into Havana; Castro on Way By LARRY ALLEN HAVANA. of bearded guerrillas, marched into Havana today .ahead of the imminent ar-; rival of rebel leader Fidel Castro. Wild victory celebrations began in the Streams of men, women and children began joyful; demonstrations, shouting "Long live Fidel Castro and his mporary president, Judge; anuel Urrutia, were reported 'ing from the provisional capU 1 of Santiago in eastern Cuba, ley were expected at any oment. 'and noon- "it estimated that more than 000 of.Castro's fighting men om' eastern provinces ;had al- ady reached Havana in jeeps nd' trucks, More were on the ay. Americans Fleeing by Airliners HAVANA U. S. Em bassy today assembled five commercial airliners to remove American citizens from strife (Continued on Page A-2, Col. 3) when the plane reached area of Wright-Patterson Dulles Coming Back After 2-Week Rest a two-week rest in Jamaica, sccre- :ary of State Dulles plans to return to Washington tonight But he won't stay long. An official trip to Canada is sched- uled for Monday. The secretary flew to Jamaica after attending the meeting of NATO ministers in Paris. He is scheduled to arrive here on an Air Force plane at p.m. President Returns for Alaska Rite WASHINGTON UPl Presi resistance to Red rule in that dent Eisenhower returned by part of North, China. The commune system or- ganizing peasants into work battalions, uprooting family life, has been a major factor in widespread unrest in Red China, the Nationalists assert. helicopter from his Gettysburg, Pa., farm today to sign a procla- mation formally admitting Alaska into the union of states. He planned (o return to the farm later In the day to spend the weekend, plain new 49-star (Continued on Page-A-2. Col. 3) Base near Dayton, with the in- tent lo shoot the plane down if flipping it over failed. The plane was being "cranked up" by its pilot, Robert Mur- ray, 33, when it took off. Mur- ray said it had a full tank of gasoline and could stay in the air about three hours. MUKKAV SAID the plane, a single-engined craft belonging to the Rising Sun Civil Air Patrol, was being "revved up" and that apparently the throt- tle had been left on. "Who was the a re- porter asked. "II was be replied. He said he had landed at the Rising Sim field a few minutes earlier, filled the tank with gasoline and was preparing to taxi the craft to a hangar. Ike Praises Russia for Achievement WASHIN8TON Presi- dent Eisenhower today congrat- ulated Soviet Russia on its suc- cessful launching of a space rocket. He said it is a great torn Havana. The ferry City of Havana was to return tonight to take a sec ond load of Americans to Key West, Fla. Exact figures were unavail able but it was believed mor than U. S. nationals wil have left Cuba by this after noon. The evacuation is being don with the collaboration of revo lutionary commanders. The embassy is still stickin by its decision not to advis U. S. citizens to leave unles they want to do so. AN EMBASSJf spokesma said his impression was tha while the situation here wa still unclear, the populatio seems to be calming down. The five planes were secure through the cooperation Cuban Airlines officials wh agreed to send flights to Miatr ,tride forward. In a statement dictated to newsmen by Press Secretary James C. Hagerty, Eisenhower said: "The successful launching as announced by the Soviets of a vehicle designed to pass near the moon represents a great stride forward in man's ad- vance into the infinite reaches of outer space. 'To the scientists and en- gineers assigned to the under- taking a full measure of credit is due, and we congratulate them oh this achievement." every hour on the half hou until afternoon. One flight le at a.m. for New York. The embassy was still unab to estimate how many Amer cans want to leave the countrj now but believes will continue for some time. Clear and sunny Sun day. Some gusty winds especially near mountaii canyons. Cooler tonigh and Sunday. ALL THE CUBAN people' verywhere and all the nation's and television systems and iwspapers hailed Urrutia as a ew temporary chief executive. Apparently the rebel move- ment intended to pin down se- urity before cither Castro or rrutia entered the city. Thousands of troops, police nd civilian militia took up Lrategic positions around the apital to guard against1 the emnants of supporters of Ful- cneio Batista, the fallen prefi- lent. Thousands of Cubans who lad stayed behind locked doors iiier long hours of rioting, loot- ng and other disorders burst nto the bright sunshine cheer- ng Castro's men wherever they ippearcd. The general revolutionary itrike was still on but stores .ver? furtively passing out food iupplies to customers. MEANWHILE, hundreds of U. S. citizens fled" the capital in ipecially chartered planes and (Continued on Page A-2, Col. 1) WHERE TO FIND IT A-4, 5. B-Z to 7. A-9. B-8. Death B-2. A-8. Shipping A-8. A-8, 7, 8. A-2. Tides, TV, B-8. Vital B-t. JAM-PACKED FERRY DOCKS AT KEY WEST 505 Americans Flee Cuba Safely IKE DISPLAYS NEW FLAG President Eisenhower displays the nation's new 49- star Flag today at the White House at a ceremony in which he proclaimed Alaska the 49th state, KEY WEST, Fla. City of Havana, an ocean-going ferry, cruised inio port today jammed lo capacity with 508 weary American citi- zens fleeing the rebellion-torn Cuban capital. When they came aboard some of them were broke and most had gone more than 24 hours without a ferry company official said, "but we did our best to take care of them oil" The Americans, escorted to the ferry by armed rebels, docked here after a 10-hour trip. A regular voyage takes 614. hours, but the City of Ha- vana could not navigate the narrow Key West channel at night, DAVF, FERTIO ferry com- pany manager aboard said pres- plans called for returning to Havana later today to pick up more passengers. "We have been instructed to help as many Americans as possible and make as many Irips as are Ferro said. ,He reported that there were no incidents as the 508 Ameri- cans climbed aboard the ferry which normally is used for va- cation travelers. elderly and some who were sick were given the stale- Ferro said. "The oth- ers slept all over Ihc deck, many using lifesavcrs as pil- lows." Alany of Ihe passengers were vacalioners stranded in their hotels when dictator Fulgenck) Balista fled and left the way open for Fidel Castro's rebels to take over the city. The Cily of Havana was pressed into service after spe- cial arrangements were made by the U. S. State Department. the ship Air services and other shipping "There were about 30 soldiers at the they were armed civilians, but everything was he said. "We were worried at first but it turned out they helped us every way they could." The passengers were rushed through immigration and then began customs processing shortly after their arrival. SOME 68 FERRY crewmen, under Capt. Alf Thorsen, were confined to the ship by fhc rebel guards dun-ing the stay in was packed, accommodations were very limited. traffic from the city has been at a standstill. ;