Press-Telegram (Newspaper) - January 17, 1959, Long Beach, California
GUN BATTLE, WILD FLIGHT 2nd Thug Seized by Orange Co.'s Greatest Posse A youthful gunman who had boasted he never would be taken alive gave up meekly to police at mid-morning after the biggest manhunt in Orange County Charles Arthur Averill, 18, shaking from fear and fatigue, kept repeating, ovei and over, as he "I'm coming out with my hands up. "I'm coming out with my hands up. Im coming out with my hands up." MIKOYAN DISCUSS FIVE VITAL SUBJECTS 1 F: JOE ARMSTRONG Taken in Custody CHARLES AVERILL Without a Shot HOME Castro Demands U. S. Return War Cash home of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Reines, 12361 Gamma St., Gar- den Grove. He had gone there to seek aid for a wound in his right side. AVEKILL'S PARTNER, Jo- seph Edward Armstrong, 20. of Long Beach, was captured late Friday in Garden Grove after a running gun battle. The two-were ambushed by police and tried to shoot their way out. Avcriil escaped. A po- lice officer was wounded. Policemen rushed in from dozen nearby cities. They slopped every car and went into every.house and garage, guns at the ready. The Southland's Finest Evening Newspaper LONG BEACH 12, CALIF., SATURDAY, JANUARY P n T n F in CLASSIFIED 1IE 2-5959 Vol. 303 PRICE 10 CfcNTS 18 PAGES TELEPHONE HE 5-1161 EDITION (Six Edilions Dally) HAVANA Castro has called for a mass meeting Wednesday to "reject for- eign" intervention" and demand that the United States return "Batista war criminals" and their money. In a bitterly anti-American speech Friday night, Castro accused the United States of resorting to "de- famation" and "gunboat diplomacy" against his regime because it includes no one "they can buy or bribe." He called on his supporters to stage "the most gigantic concentration our nation has ever seen" outside the Cuban "White House" Wednesday. CASTRO'S ATTACK on the United States was a reaction Two Hotel Fires Take Five Lives DETROIT least four persons were killed and a num- ber injured today when fire raced through the 750-room Tuller Hotel in downtown De- of to congressional criticism the wholesale executions supporters of ousted idcnt Fulgencio Batista now going on throughout Cuba. "War crimes" trials of about AVERILL, shivering from fear and the cold, came to the back door of the Reines home at 9 a.m. today and asked to be let ill: Reines .refused. Home at the time were Reines' wife, Anna Marie, and their three children 15; Bill, 10; and Dav- id, But little David slipped iip and unhooked the back door Once inside, Averill asked Reines if he had a gun. Reines said. no. Averill, who was unarmed, then went directly to the kitchen and obtained a butcher knife. "I won't harm the youth assured the family. REINES SAID later that Averill was think- ng he had seriously wounded a police officer Friday night. The lawman suffered a minor wound. While Mrs. Reines washed East Buried by Crippling Snow Storm Cold Widespread; South Bend Hit by 17-Inch Fall Associated i'rtss. A hard, freeze covered most of the nation today in the wake of widespread storms. South Bend, Tnd., labored at the task of cutting through high drifts that troit. Fire Commissioner Paxton were postponed without expla nation Friday, but elsewhere in Cuba the killings went on At least nine Batista support Mendelsohn said between 10 and 20 people were hanging out of hotel windows above the reach firemen's aerial lad- ders when the first fire trucks arrived. Receiving Hospital said eight injured were admitted there within half an hour after the fire broke out in the 14-story hotel. of out Averill's wound in the bath- room, an officer came to the side door, of the home and askec Reines if he had seen Averill. "There's no one here except prisoners being held here my he replied. As he said it, he nodded his head up and down. THE OFFICER quickly sum- ers were executed by firing moned nine other Garden Grove squads, increasing the two-week toll to about .250. At the same time, however, the government is releasing some of its prisoners. Seventy- four men reportedly were set free Friday because the evi- dence against them was insuf- ficient. ALTHOUGH TIIERE .has been widespread criticism of the summary executions, Cas- tro focused his attack on the Mendelsohn said the blaze ap- United be- parently started near the lobby area and swept up an elevator shaft. He said the fire was un- der control but still "pretty hct" an hour after the fire started. TIIKEE OF THE four dead were found trapped in an ele- vator near the first floor level. They were badly burned. Morgan Howard, assistant manager of the Briggs Hotel next to the fuller, said "flames were coming out the front and there was smoke as high as the 14th fltor. I saw many people groping their way down fire es- capes while others waited foi firemen to rais e ladders to them." cause that country furnished arm: to the Batista regime while it was fighting Castro's rebels .in the mountains of eastern Cuba. 'Let's show the world thp.t Cubans aren't criminals for wanting to punish assassins that the criminals are those who said not word while the Cuban public was being mas- sacred (by the Batista regime) and Anaheim policemen. They entered the living room, and Averill, hearing them, be- gan shouting: "I'm coming out with my hands up. I'm coming out with my hands "up." T AVERU.L TOLD officers he slept under a house during the night. He was apprehended about two or three blocks away from Friday night's gun play. Police say the two are the were formed by wind and 17 inches of snow. Snow, squalls were easing, off here.. Many cars still were tailed on drifted side streets, )ut most of the main- streets vere opened to traffic. Saturday classes at Notre Dame and St. Mary's CollcEe were suspended. Studcbakcr- Corp., the only major ndustry which normally oper- ates on Saturday in this city of population, remained closed. The storm that dumped leavy snow on cities near the eastern shore ol Lake and sections of the Northeast fc'riday rolled across the St. Lawrence Valley into Canada. A FOOT OF SNOW bur- dened some areas, in upstate New York. The storm" abated oday but blowing snow and lippery highways made travel lazardous. Five-foot snowdrifts stalled raffic in Buffalo along the Lake Erie shoreline. Snowfall measured 13 inches MIKOYAN AT WHITE HOUSE Anastas I. Mikoyan, Russian deputy premier, sits with President Eisenhowei at the Chief Executive's White House desk today as they meet for the firs time during the Russian's visit to tlie United States. Standing between them is Soviet ambassador to the United States Mikhail Photo) FACES QUIZ BY U. S. Man Tells Finding in Gold CORSICANA, Tex. Service agents from Dallas, Tex., were expected here today to ask a 38-year-old service-stalion attendant, father of eight children, about fhe in gold hricks he says he men who terrorized a family spread into the East and South n N. Y., almost a feet in North Creek and Mas- sena, N. Y., and Burlington, Vt., about 10 inches in Syracuse, 9 inches in Rochester and Utica, N. Y., and 4. inches in Eric, Pa. New York stale counted eight, deaths in accidents con- nected with the storm. BUT THE BIG weather storj in most of the nation was the sharp cold. The frigid air that had stung the central section in nearby Anaheim a week ago after escaping from police who (Continued on Page A-3, Col. 5) Boston, Mass., and Daytona Beach, Fla., both had readingb (Continued on Page A-3, Col. 4) (Continued on Page A-3, Col. 8) Stuart, Fla. uniden- tified man was burned to death and another was missing and presumed dead In an early Texas Train Hits Truck, Driver Dies morning fire hotel today. at a downtown Seven of the nine registered guests got out of the two-story 40-room Commodore Hotel but Coroner Jimmy Peagram said other persons might have been trapped in the building, i THE CORONER said others might have sought shelter in the hotel to avoid the early morning cold. The temperature was 33 degrees at the time. The missing man was George Jackson, 31, a bartender. He was last seen in his room and HOUSTON, Tex. UPI A. crack north-bound passenger train collided with a truck loaded with steel rods in a flaming crash at a prairie crossing Friday, killing the truck driver and injuring 23; train passengers and crewmen. Sheets of flames enveloped he twisted wreckage of the truck and licked at passenger cars as the Rock Island Rail- road's "Twin Star Rocket" slowly screeched to a halt, EIGHT OF THE 10 passen- ;er cars jumped the track but remained upright. A baggage refused to leave, according to witnesses. WHERE TO FIND IT A-4, 5. B-S to 8. B-2. B-1D. Death A-8. B-3. Shipping B-3. A-6, 7. A-3. TMes, TV, B-10. Vital B-3. car came to rest on its side. Flames and the steel bars weighing thousands of pounds trapped the truck driver, Ray I Dawson, 45, Dallas, In the wreckage of the vehicle. He died before being pulled free. Cave-in Kills 5 Miners, Injures 12 METZ, France abandoned mine gallery nearj this north French city caved in Friday night with a crash re- sembling a minor earthquake. Five miners were killed and 12 injured. found and hid. U. S. Atty. William Sieger said Friday he asked the agents (o question .D. E. Jones, and 'make a demand upon him for the gold, if he has it, in behalf of the federal government." Jones, a.m. to who works 9 p.m. from service' station to support his family, said he found 86 bars of gold last May 17, in a berry patch east of Alto, Tex. Jones said his eye was at- tracted that looked like a jar sticking out of the ground. He dug it up, and it was a gold bar, weighing about 50 pounds. TIIS INTEREST aroused, he dug further and found 85'bars more. Hb.said.he borrowed a truck to haul the gold away. Jones wouldn't say where he stored he denied burying stated that he held on to it for a year in the belief that after that time no one could question his right to it. However, Stcgci- said an or- dinary citizen is not allowed by law to possess more gold than the fillings in his teeth, certain coins and jewelry. He added that the law pro vides for a fine of twice the value of should Jones refuse to hand it over to the jovernment. The estimated value of 86 bars of gold, weigh ing 50 pounds each, is JONES DECIXVED to tcl reporters where he had cachec it, but "I nevci said I hurled it, like some pieces in the newt paper said." he stated. "I have it in a safe place." Smiling at suggestions the gold might have been placed in the berry patch by Cuban rcvo lutionarics who intended to buy guns with it, Jones said, "That gold was there a long time. "I know that particular area had not been disturbed in 50 yean. I talked with other per- sons who were pretty old ant they told me they don't think that area has been disturbed for around 100 years." he said. Airliner in Trouble; 33 Aboard KANSAS CITY Trans World Airline Super Con- tellatidn with 28 passengers and fjve crewmen aboard was circling over Kansas City today unable to land because its right vhcel would not come down. The plane had enough gaso- line to last until 4 p.m., TWA 1 Survives as Airliner 52 Crash BUENOS AIRES UPI An Argentine airliner with 52 per- sons aboard crashed into the Atlantic Ocean Friday night off the seaside resort of Mar Del Plata. Only one surviver was found. Almost -four hours after the vacation flight crashed a man was found alive on the beach his clothes burned or ripped off All others on the twin-engine plane apparently perished. Only' hree bodies were recovered in Useful' Tai Reported White House No New Offers Made on Berlin, Hagerfy Asserts WASHINGTON resident Eisenhower and oviet Deputy Premier Vnastas I. Mikoyan held a ngthy conference at the iVhite House today and greed they had a useful xchange of views. But the lussian offered no new. iroposals or suggestions. White House Press Secretary ames C. Hagerty told report- rs after the one-hour 45-min. te talk that Eisenhosver and likoyan discussed at least five rital East-West issues. Among the subjects dis. cussed, Hagerty said, were tha Berlin situation, the questions f Germany, disarmament, In- creased trade, and freer ex- changes of persons between Russia and the United States. 'I can also Hagerty added, "there were no new pro- posals during this discussion. f HAGEKTY MADE clear his comment referred specifically speculation in advance of Mikoyan's arrival here that he would probably bring some new proposals or offers of conces-. sion on the Berlin situation. The press secretary said there was no mention of any! visit by Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev "to the United7 States nor a visit of Vice Presi- dent Nixon to the Soviet Union. There had been speculation about such visits. Hagerty declined to. answer directly when asked whether the subject of a possible sum- mit conference or a four power east-west meeting came up. He said "I've gone as far as I can.'1 Hagerty aisp said he could not answer when he was aske'd vhether Eisenhower was "more or less hopeful" as a lesult of lis talk with Mikoyan. said. WHEN THE MEETING in (Continued on Pr.ge A-3, Col. The spokesmart said that no decision would be reached on the plane until 2 p.m. and then t would not attempt -to land until p.m. at one of sev- eral airports in the Kansas City .'icinity. t MEANWHILE, the plane's crews 'continued efforts to cor- rect the faulty landing gear. The plane was Flight 125 from Washington to Kansas City. The difficulty was first noticed when it was scheduled to make an intermediate stop at St. Louis at a.m. The plane circled Lambcrt- St. Louis Field about an hour then continued on to Kansas City where it began circling at p.m. to use up gasoline. >re.dawn darkness. SEARCHERS WHO were hampered by stormy waters said many' of those in the plane [iresumably were trapped inside and drowned. Among those on the passen- ger list were Eduardo Braun Mcnendez, one of Argentina's most famous scientists, and Dr. Jose Mezzadra, another well known scientist. There was "no immediate confirmation thai they actually had been aboard The plane belonged to Au- stral Airlines, a new company known throughout the country for its Penguin trademark be- cause of flights to Argentine's cold and bleak Southland. THE AIULINE71 )vas on a special summertime vacation flight from Buenos Aires to Mar del Pints, 2JO miles to the south, and then to Eahia Blan another 260 miles west. It was coming in for a lanJ ing at Mar del Plata in windy and rainy weather when smashed into the ocean abou 150 yards from shore. The airline said it carried 4' Steel-Works Blast Kills 3 Workmen PITTS BURG Three CLAIMS TREASURE D. E. Jones, 38, of Corsicana, Texas, who says he found almost million dollars worth of gold bars, poses in filling station at Corsicana, Texas, where he works. .Jones savs he found the gold while berry-picking and rtburied it. He won't reveal hiding Wirephoto) Weather- Patchy coastal fog to- night and early Sunday. Variable high clouds, but mostly sunny Sunday. Continued warm. passengers and a crew of The line did not believe any !oreigners were among the pas sengcrs but it could not be sure since they were not listed b nationality. workmen were killed today in an explosion at the nearby Du quesne works of U. S. Steel Corp. A company spokesman iden tified the victims as Albert Chorey, 34, of Port Vue; Homer W. Afaley, 57, of Duquesne, end Petra Jenca, 59, of Duquesne. The victims were working in a pig-machine building of the blast furnace department. A company spokesman said a ladle of molten Iron appar- ently upset, touching off an ex- plosion of some type. Airliner Lands Safety When Engine Fails SALINA, Kan. A American Airlines plane landc safely at Schilling Base in Salina today after en Sine trouble developed. The four-engine plane en route to Chicago from Lo Angeles. Warning lights on th DC7 indicated one engine wa not functioning properly. Th pilot landed on a runway light covered with snow. Buses from the base took th flight 688 passengers to the A Force Officers' Club whe. breakfast was served. A placement plane was orderc from Chicago. Help Denied, Guns Down 2 Welfare Aids SAN FRANCISCO UPI Joe, oeonis, 28, an itinerant labor- r from Florida, was held today n a charge of assault to com-' lit murder after two women ere shot down in the. City, Velfare Department's office. Police Inspector Dan 'ho questioned the man from ocoa, Fla., said he admitted 10 wounding Friday of Mrs. Evelyn Hageman, 37, wife of a Joliceman, and Mairi Pitcaith- ey, 25. Patrolman Harold -Mize napped handcuffs on Soconis a ew moments after the shoot- ng. The officer quoted the tan: "I just got mad; temper something." SOCONIS, WHO left Florida vith his wife, Beverly Ann, two ears ago, had just been re- useJ admission to the welfare oils. Despite transfusions of 18 lints of blood, Mrs. Hageman vas reported in "very critical ondilion." Miss Pitcaitbley was cported "still serious but omewhat improvetd." Soconis was seized by male- mployes and held for police, vho booked him for investiga- ion of attempted murder. So- xmis had dropped the guji to he floor after the shooting and declared, "That's all. folks.'' SOCONIS AND his 25-year- old wife arrived in town Thursday with 520 between :hem. He said they had driven :o Seattle, intending to go to Alaska after working for a year and a half at odd jobs around Los Angeles. After being told there was no winter work .in Alaska, they drove to San Frari- cisco. Mrs. Hageman told Soconis he would have to live in Cali- fornia three years before quali- fying for admission to the wel- fare rolls. She said she could only authorize help for his re- turn to Florida. Soconis said he "would rather die than return to 'pulled his gun and began firing.