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Press-Telegram (Newspaper) - January 9, 1959, Long Beach, California GIRL CLERK SHOT IN FOOT oman Pharmacist Defies rigger-Happy Gunmen IKE CALLS ON DE TO RESTRAIN SPENDING The Southland's Finest Evening Newspaper LONG BEACH 12, CALIF., FBIDAY, JANUARY 1959 Voi. 29G PRICE 10 CENTS CLASSIFIED HE 2-5959 32 PACKS TELEPHONE HE 5-1161 HOME EDITION (Six Editions Daily] OffersHope' of Eventual 2 Flee Police Suns, Hide in Family Home Kidnap Housewife at Anaheim, Free Her Later Unhurt young L A. to Give Mikoyon full Police Protection FIGHTING PHARMACIST MARION BUOKMASTEB, the front of her smock powder burns, tells officer Vic Perez how she slapped .one bandit and threw a bottle of iodine at a second during attempted holdup of .drug Both bandits fired, one bullet just missing Miss Buckmaster's. waist and i another hitting the foot of clerk Marlerie Hair, 21, whose punctured shoe is examined by officer Perez. Gunmen fled empty photo.) '-'.A defiant woman drug- gist routed a pair "of trig- ger-happy bandits' Thurs- day night after they had shot a clerk and riddled the stpre- with bullets in an abortive holdup. '-'I got mad] I ex- plained pharmacist Marior Buckmaster, 48, who coolly dc- fled the bandits' blazing guns in'a drugstore at E. 4th St and Cherry Ave." shof through the left: foot by one- of the men. Miss Buck- missed death by inches when the second bandit'fired afher at point-blank range. THE GUNMEN' .entered the store as Miss Buckmaster was waiting on a customer. One of them yelled at her: "Hey, come the pharmacist tolc him to wait his turn, the bandit whipped out a gun and ordered her to open the cash register. "I got said MisS BuckmasterJ "I slapped atlhim and told him to get out. Then he shot at bullet struck the counter two" inches from her, and the muzzle blast blackened her smock with powder burns. MEANWHILE, THE other baixiit had ordered Miss Hair to open another register. She re- fused and he began to pound machine. Then Miss. Buckmaster, yell- "It's a just hurled the bottle at man. He ducked, fired, and the bullet struck Miss Hair. fioth men then fled from the store.' On the way out, one of them stopped and pumped sev- eral bullets into the .counter where Miss Buckmaster was standing. One of them passed dire'ctly over her head. The men fled in a stolen car; which! was recovered minutes later at 4th St. and Wisconsin Ave: 'A' THIRD 'CLERK In the store, Helen-Doiiglass, was. hot molested by': the bandits- She told police the pair stood at the pharmacy counter for several Parker Warns Demonstrators to Keep Order LOS ANGELES Chief of Police William H. Parker said today his intelligence it department has evidence police, hid out at gunpoint that mass demonstrations six hours, against Russian Deputy the 'house- wife and es'caped early to- day in Navy uniforms two other invaded the woman's home when their es- cape was cut off by other po- stolen from hostages. The pair had lice units which surrounded the area after .the battle. They held the woman and six others jrisoner before making their escape in the family's car. The woman was later eased unharmed, njured, either, No one was during the shooting touched off when the patrolman stopped to aid the jair whom he believed to be stranded motorists.' THE BANDITS had held up a liquor store here minutes be- fore the shooting started. The robbery had not yet been broad- cast on the police radio and the patrolman was unaware of sequence began when Premier Anastas Mikoyan are being organized in ad- vance of the Soviet visitor's arrival Sunday. Parker said he would take personal charge of all police forces assigned to.the protec tion and safety of the distin guished visitor.. He warned against such dem onstrations as have occurred in other cities 'in which Mikoyan has been a guest. 4 "WE ARE "determined tha Los Angeles shall not be th scene of any disorders in con neclion with the visit of Miko it- .The of fleer. Bill Lovett, 23, patrol- ing alone in his cruiser, came upon two. men pushing a car down' Ball Rd. near Magnolia Ave. Turning on .his'red lights as a safety precaution for other motorists, he stopped to give aid. AS LOVETT, a policeman for four months, climbed from his car, one man grabbed a gun from the stalled auto. I-ovett drew his revolver and ordered the man to' drop the weapon. The man complied. Then the second man ducked behind the immobile auto and opened fire. Lovett took cover behind the cruiser. The gun- man slipped up on the opposite side of the police car and sent two more bullets at Lovett through the car window. Lovett retreated to a wooded area across the street and started shooting. His assailant dropped his pistol 'and took a (Continued on Page A-3, Col. 4) he said. "Our position is that th man is in. this 'country wit the approval of the Departmen of is accompanied b State Department personnel.'. "In conformity with Pros dent-.Eiscnhow'er'g. request, is -entitled to. be afforded th same.civilized decency that would.afford any..other visito in this1 country. '.'We h' a intelligence r ports that-mass demonstration are being organized. We do rio intend that Los Angeles sha be used as'a battle ground fi foreign disputes. "It is strongly urged that a persons in this community hee President Eisenhower's r quest." PARKER REFUSED divulge the number of office to be used to provide'maximu ax DETROIT J. Berg helps restrain 1 screaming ''pickets' pushing against police lines Thursday Soviet Deputy Premier Mikoyan entered swank' club to dine with industrialists. Dam Bursts, Village Deaths in Hundreds ZAMORA, Spain roaring wall of water, unleashed by a dam break on Lake Sanabria, engulfed the sleeping village of Rivadelago today. Fewer than 200 of the town's 500 inhabitants are known to be alive. State of Union Message Outlines Formula of Peace WASHINGTON 'resident Eisenhower lay keyed the coming year of his administration to lolding the line against lation and maintaining peace in the world. Asking cooperation from the Democratic-con trolled ;ress, the Republican President declared in his State of the Union Message: "One basic purpose unites us: to promote strength and secur- ity, side by side with liberty and opportunity." Linking these goals insepara- bly with fiscal integrity, Eisen- hower in effect challenged the of .whom he has labeled "Spenders" to stand with him on the 77rbll- lion.dollar balanced budget he proposes to offer 10 days from now, HE HELD OUT the hope of eventual tax relief if federal [inances are kept in order. Such prospects, 'he said, "will be orightoned if 1960 expenditures do not exceed the levels rcc-' ommended." In expansion on this, a White House official said he thought the President's view was that conditions won't be right for tax cuts, before the fiscal year starting July 1, 1960. That tvould 'throw, them largely into the administration of'whoevrt succeeds' Eisenhower' in .the White. House; Eisenhower's mesj sage was delivered personally to a-joint-session >of ate and House. Major radio and TV'networks broadcast it na- tionwide. IN THE-immediate audience, in the House were diplomats of foreign nation's, members of the Supreme Court and high government dignitaries as well as the Congress mem- bers. Galleries spectators, security .for Mikoyan, but s: all necessary units will utilized. These forces will include traffic, detective, radio patrol and intelligence divisions, all performing their normal func- tions, he said. The chief said the maximum- security forces will continue on duty throughout Mikoyan's stay, from p.m. Sunday, (Continued on Page A-3. Col. 2) minutes guns. CLERK MARLENE HAIR SHOT. IN FOOT Carried by Ambulance Driver Bob Black Filibuster Curb Foes Win first Vote Test WASHINGTON Iff) The'by Johnson to table and thus Senate today turned down j a kill a resolution by Sen. Clin- key proposal designed by-civil- ton rights -advocates to clear the den Only 12 hours after what isj believed io he the worst catas- ropho in recent Spanish or'y were rescue workers' able o enter the ruins of Uivadelago as the waters rccc'ded; Not even hurricane' could nore damage. ight way for before pulling their filibusters.. a tight new curb on The bandits were .described in their late 20s. One had reddish hair, wore a wide- brfm hat arid dark glasses. The other man -was dark-complex- ioned and ugly. All-Time High Taxes Paid by Calif ornians FRANCISCO. The State Chamber of Com- merce has announced that Cali- tornians paid more than in taxes in the 1957- 58 fiscal high. -all-lime TTie chamber said state, local taxes totaled an increase of more than 500 million over the pre- vtyiis year. t. California was second, in the nation in federal- tax collec- tibns.wilh York state was first was P., Anders on An- derson's aim was to establish that each new Senate has the right to adopt its own by The roll call vote'was the majority vote at the start of first test of strength in the a session, swirling battle over rules touched off with .the'Start of the new Senate session two days'ago. The count was 60-36. It marked a striking victory for Democratic Leader Lyndon B. JohnsonXD-Tex) and other DVmocratic and Republican Senate leaders hacking a com- promise' offered by Johnson. .CONVERSELY, :it- was a major setback for Vice Presi- dent Richard M. Nixon and a bipartisan anti-filibuster bloc of Northern and Western sena tors. A majority of both Demo- cratic-and Republican senators voted on the leadership's 40 Democrats and 20 Repub- licans, i Against them were Democrats and 14 Republicans California senators Kuchel and Englc.'votcd on the losing side. The vote came on.a.motion Airliner in Crash, 10 Perish KINGSPORT, Tenn. The wreckage of a twin-engine Southeast Airlines plane was spotted today in Holston Moun- tains about 20 miles east of here. All 10 persons aboard apparently were'killed. The crashed plaiic was found by a Tennessee Air National Guard flier. He pinpointed the wreckage as about 300 feet from the top of the mountain. have done were packed among them with Mrs. (Continued onTage A-2, Col. 3) NIXON ,nAD expressed the opinion that the Senate has a constitutional right to make new rules each session, but he said_it was an issue .that would ave to decided by the Senate tself. Leaders of the anti-lilibuster orces regarded the Anderson motion as crucially important. :ts adoption would have paved he way for them to seek a ight debate-limitation rule (Continued on Page A-3, Col. 3) The plane was burned. Rescue parlies were dis- patched immediately to the site. Weather- Variable high cloudi- ness through Saturday. Little change in temper- ature. Maximum tem- perature to noon today: 73, THE PLANE, with seven passengers and a crew of three disappeared Thursday night as it was trying an instrument landing at nearby Tri-Cities Airport. The pilot, Robert Gollmier of Kingsport, radioed he would try an instrument landing be- cause of snow and lack of visi lility. The plane was never heard from again. the the wreckage was spotted. Offi- cials said it may take several for rescue units to reach Robinson Jr. Calls Police, Then Sleeps MALIBU "Ed- ward G. Robinson Jr. called for crew of sheriff's deputies to quell a disturbance at his home shortly before dawn today. Robinson called the Malibu Sheriff's Station and asked for 'a crew to get rid of a disturb ance" in front of his house. The deputy on duty askec him what kind of a disturbance replied the young actor. WHEN DEPUTIES Arthur Cantero and Gerald Williams arrived at the residence Robin- eon was asleep and the "people" were gone. Deputies said Robinson was not involved in the disturbance ENGINEERS -OF1 the cabril Hydroelectric Co: csti mated ..more than 230 'million cubic feet, of wafer had swept down tile drop onto the Village shortly after mid- night; The roar from the burst- ing dam' and swirling water was heard in villages five miles away. Pouring rain, flooding the dam'for the past month.' added the scene. The Monacabril power sta- tion; on the 'western edge' of the and employes on duty there were also engulfed by the wall of water. The disaster occurred in one of. the most inaccessible sec- 'tiohs-. of It posed' ho threat 'to American forces, whose nearest base is at Ma- drid, 190 miles to the south- east. Steady rains over the past month had swollen the lake to he brim, ft is also known .as jake Villachlca and is situated n the.extreme northwest cor- ner of Zamcira Province, about WHERETO FIND IT- Gbv. Brown declares Los Anr gelcs County disaster are'a; Story on Page A-12. to the horro'r'of the scfne. Houses in Rivadelago -were swept away as If made of'card- board. The dam broke at a.m. and most villagers were asleep TRUCKS and am- bulances, troopsi'garrisoned -In Zamora and of the Falange'. Party ' Front were 'immediately.'ordered to 10 miles north of the border with Portugal. Rivadelago is just below the Mon'acabril Dam. Bench B-l. II a I A-9. A-9. C-3 to 11. Crossword- Page A-9. Dc'nth D-2. l'9ge A-3. B-3. Shipping C-l, 2, 3. A-6. Tides, TV, C-12. A-9. B-4. Your A-2. Brown Says He Will Ask Boost in Taxes and they planned no further action. There arc no roads in mmediate area where it. The three passengers and members were from Tennessee, the only stale served by the line. seven crew Incendiary Balloons Peril Refinery and sheriffs officers called for FBI help Thursday after incendiary balloons floated over Shell Oil Co. refineries near Five balloons carrying rail- road-type flares and other in- cendiary material exploded in the air and fell on refinery grounds. Debris, Including copper wire and flares, was sent to FBI lab- oratories end the State Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Identification at Sacramento. American Air Strike Settled WASHINGTON The government today announced a settlement in principle of the 21-day American Ajrlines strike. Final details remain to be worked out. Chairman Leverelt Edwards of the National Mediation 3pard said he hopes specific anguage covering broad princi- >les already .agreed upon can x worked out tonight. "I HOPE that by Saturday night the airline can begin re calling its people and possibly resume operations early nex Edwards'said. Edwards emphasized, how ever, that representatives o the carrier and the .strikin; Airline Pilots Assn. could stil run into a hitch.. Edmund G Brown he definitely will ask the Leg- lature to increase stale taxes. At his first news conference jnce.he became governor last lo'nday, Democrat Drown told eportcrs: "We have not final- zed the budget yet but we do now there will be new taxes Ve are trying to keep them as as we poss'b'y .can.: We vant as few taxes as we- can get away with." The governor also told news men he still opposes capita punishment but not tali any. position on the issue dur ng the course of the 1959 ses sion of the Legislature. However, he 'said: th Legislature passes a bill to abol sh capital- punishmentior t declare a moratorium on th death penalty I will sign sue a bill into law." BROWN ALSO told his new conference: He will not retain Seth Gor man as chief of the ment of Fish and Gams, a pos e has.held since 1951. The overnor said he has not icked a successor arid will con- with the Fish .and Game ommission and sportsmen's roups before deciding. He has.sent Warren Chrlsto- her, his' special counsel, to XDS Angeles to confer with mog experts. Christopher also talk to Bay Area 'smog jfficials and soon will render report to Brown "so that.. I can take affirmative steps on :he smog problem." The gov- ernor .stressed he believes smog is a statewide problem, not one restricted to a city or county. His "present Inclination" Is to leave the tidelarids oil fund intact to be spent only for conservation of natural re- sources such as' water and beaches and parks. But Brown added that he wanted to leave an "escape hatch" until, he com- pletes preparation of the budg- et so that the oil fund possi- bly could be used to help off- set an expected I960' deficit of more than '200 million dol- lars. .1 ;