Press-Telegram (Newspaper) - January 30, 1959, Long Beach, California
TAKE-OFF STUBS H-BOMB 9 Safe as Explosion and Fire Wreck B-52 HITS ATLANTIC B52 SET BOMBER burns after crashing on take-off from Castle Air Force Base in Merced. All nine members aboard m naged to Vessel Asks Aid; Engine Room Filling Coast Guard Cutter on-Weather Station Speeding to Rescue NEW'YORK (AP) A Danish ship with 130 per- sons aboard rammed an ice- berg off Greenland today. Her engine room flooded and in an S 0 S report she said she was filling fast. The Coast Guard in New York .said the vessel carried 90 passengers and a crew of 40. The Royal Canadian Ah1 Force and the U. S. Air Force dispatched plants from Halifax, Nova Scotia, carrying dropable survival gear. But low clouds threatened to blanket the stricken vessel U.S. Building 18 Units to Carry Man Into Space WASHINGTON (AP) The Space Agency has ordered 18 propulsion vehicles to bo used in the effort to put a man into space. This was disclosed by Dr. T. Keith Glennan, head of the National Aeronautics and Space Agency, in testi- mony today before the Senate Space and Preparedness Committees. Glunnan said the vehicles have been ordered: from the Army Ballistic Missile Agency at Ala.'. _ Although he did'not clabo rate, it was learned thal-mos of the 18 vehicles will .be J.upi Kills 1, Hurts 3 on Barge HELENA, Ark. The boiler of a work barge on Mississippi River exploded to and killed seven persons I el day and store operator near the scenej reported. The explosion occurred ati Cl Old Town Landing in a remote ter intermediate-range ballisti missiles. SOME I.ATE11 firings wi: use faster, more powerful soli prope'lant rockets. The Jupite is a liquid propellant weapon NASA recently awarded contract to McDonnell Aircraf injured three others, of St. I-ouis for construe ion of a space capsule, lo car'r man on an orbiting fligh contracts have been an nounccd for development of en iines of than a millio area 18 miles south of here and about 85 miles south of Mem- phis, Tenn, Ben McGrew, store operator at the landing, said the boiler exploded about noon when workers were loading Togs the barge, owned by the Choc- taw Transportation Co., of Greenville. Miss. i TWO SUKVIVOlfS were brought to M. G. Weeks, wife of the barge own- er, and Creola Hudson, a Negro cook. Sheriffs deputies at the scene called for six ambulances. Mrs. Harold T. lives in Wabash, Jacob, who about four miles from the explosion, said the blast town. 'shook .the entire Sharp Tokyo Quake Leaves No Damage TOKYO sharp earth- quake rocked Tokyo today. The government Central Meteorological Board-said the quake was not big and there is '.'nothing to worry about." No damage was reported. o u n d s of thrust, powerfi enough to push manned vehicle nto space. At that time, a spoXgsma said it would be at least tvv years before a manned spac light can be attempted. THE JUPITERS will be use the testing of mockups i early models of the space ca sules in which man some da may ride. They will be comparative short flight to observe laiinci ing problems, and questions i rerentry of the earth's atmo phere, and will provide for r covery of the capsules. The full scale space firings Project Mercury, as the man-i space project is called, will accomplished, however, with i tereontinental range ballist missiles, perhaps the Atlas. Tl Jupiter lacks the great pow required. IN EARIER testimony, dr. rectors of this nation's space effort said the Soviet Lunik, or moonshot, was a success. Glennan and two of his assist- (Continued on Page A-3, Col. 1) MERCED Three islructors and six student scrambled safely ut of a burning and ex- loding :ter a B52 jet bomber takeoff crash at Force base The Southland's Finest Evening Neivspaper LONG BEACH 12, CALIF., FRIDAY, JANUARY 30, 1959 Vol. 314 PRICE 10 CENTS CLASSIFIED HE 2-5959 86 PAGES TELEPHONE HE 5-1101 HOME EDITION [Six Editions Daily) astle Air hursday. An Air Force spokesman said was the first B52 crash in hich all aboard survived. The giant plane, an impor- ant H-bomb carrier, roared off le end of the runway, bounced cross a 30-foot irrigation ditch nd ploughed into a stubble eld where it exploded lames. All but the tail and eft wing were destroyed. Eight of the crewmen quick- y tumbled out of the ge. One was trapped momon- from searchers aloft. AI.SO EN ROUTE to the Danish vessel 37 miles off Greenland's icebound coast were a U. S. Coast Guard and another unidentified surface ship. MRS. GEMMA CARUANA Victim's Wife arily until fire crews freed The ship was on her maiden like the famed liner Titanic which sank in she struck the ice- berg. At 11 :M a. m., her dis- tress message crackled out of her transmitter. Shore stations and ships at sea heard her say: "SOS froiii Hans Hcdtoft, position 59.5 N 43.00 W. Col- lision with iceberg." The radio message said it had hit an iceberg 470 miles south-southwest of Cape Fare- well .on the southern tip of Greenland. This is an- area, bordering the known as the Lab- rador-Sea; NONE OF THE plane crew uffered more than minor in- uries. The plane, taking off on training mission, nevei eft the ground. 'A witness said .he bomber seemed to lose power after it already was committed to a takeoff. He said the pilot threw out the ending parachute but it failed io open. The crewmeji were identified as ftlaj. Robert G. Howell of the 330th'Bomber Wing, the ilane commander; Maj. Robert M. Gulick, Albert E. Schmid, Capt. Joseph Mohr Jr., Lt. Henry M. Mihclcic, Pvichard A. Cole and Charles W. Kowaiski, Travis AFB, Calif. Sgt. Sst. all of JOHN CALVIN NEELY Victim's 'Best Friend' Maxwell House Cuts Coffee Price 3 Cents NEW YORK W) Coffee prices will be marked down another three cents a pound at the wholesale level on Monday, the Maxwell House division of General Foods Corp. said to- day. The division's regular grind, grocery-pack Maxwell House, Sanka, Yuban and Bliss coffees will be at the lowest levels in nearly 10 years, the company said. Giselle Mackenzie Loses Her Baby NEW YORK! singer Giselle 'Mackenzie has lost a baby she expected next July. She is the wife of Robert Shultleworth, her business managftr. F9ANCE OUT ON BAIL Socked, Joan Davis Reports; Engagement of 2 Years Off Committee OKs Draft Extension WASHINGTON The House Armed Services Commit- tee today approved a four-year extension of the draft. The bill headed for action in the House next week. The measure is a. straight extension of selective service including special provisions for I doctor draft and foV aid to' military dependents. The four- year extension would begin June 30, expiration date of the present draft law. The committee vote was with Hep. Arthur Winstead (D-Miss) casting the only nega- tive vote. THE COMMITTEE rejected suggestions by religious and other spokesmen that the draft might be extended for a shorter time while studies were made of other possible ways of main- taining the armed services' strength. However, Chairman Carl Vinson (D-Ga) said that "later when we gtt some other business out of the way" he would propose establishment of a subcommittee to study the general military manpower situ- ation. Vinson said he will seek clearance from the rules com- mittee to bring the bill up next week. This procedure could make it the first major piece of legislation to come to a vote in the new Congress. NEVADA BAN PROPOSED PALM SPRINGS roughhouse scene that wasn't in any script seems to have Ibroken up the engagement of comedienne Joan Davis and her fiance; :Miss Davis, 46, had real estate agent Har- vey Stock, 35, arrested Thursday night on a misdemeanor complaint charging assault and battery. She protested that a slap he gave her was much too hard to be called a love tap. AT HER PALM SPRINGS home this morning, ifiss Davis was asked if they are still engaged. "It doesn't look that way, does she .replied sadly. v- Are you going to go ahead and prosecute him? "The way I feel now I certainly am." Tha TV comic said she arrived in Palm Springs Wednesday night and couldn't find the keys to her place here. She said she didn't know if Stock had them or if they were mis- placed. "We got into an she related. "He hit me in the face. He is very strong and when he slapped me it hurt my neck." At his Palm Springs home. Stock was asked for his version. He replied: "No com- ment." ASKED IF HE STII.I. considered himself engaged to Miss Davis he said: "That is en- tirely up to her." Stock said he was arrested Thursday night and released on bail to appear in Munici- pal Court next Tuesday. Miss Davis said she and Stock had been engaged for about two years. Any date ever set for a wedding? "A couple of she replied. Nab Downey Jr. on Bad Cheek Rap HOLLYWOOD ton Downey Jr., 26, son of the famous singer, was arrested Thursday night on a warrant charging him with four counts of passing checks worth 5200, police said. Downey was arrested as he walked from a Western Union office in downtown Hollywood. He listed his occupation as "a very bad singer." Bail was set at Weather- Clear tonight and most- ly sunny Saturday. No change in, temperature. Maximum temperature by noon today: 65. 'hotog Slain, 'oliceHunt Best .Find Victim's Body Stuffed in Trunk of Car on Desert BARSTOW (AP) Po- ice today sought an ac- ounlant whose best friend vas shot to death anc crammed into the trunk of lis car. Officers discovered the borlj 3f Ronald John Caruana, 27, C a n o E a Park photographer Thursday in his foreign ca1 vhich was left stuck in thi lesert sand several day >arlier. He was shot once in the -back if the head, apparently with i smnll-calibor weapon, offi :crs said. He bad. been rleat about a week. SOUGHT FOR qucstionint vas John Calvin Ncely, 32 Hollywood, who work: t the same place as Caruana': vife, Gemma, 25. Lame fron XDlio, Neely wears braces on >oth legs and uses a cane. The car was'found .a week ago abandoned 35 miles north- west of Barstow. It was only after Mrs. Carnana reported her husband had been missing since Jan. open the tnink and discovered the body. Mrs. Caruana said she las! saw her husband when she left for work at Capitol Records in Hollywood Jan. 21, riding with Nccly. POLICE SAID Neely fre- quently drove her to and from work. Ncely disappeared from his home Jan. 22, police were tolrj by his mother, Mrs. Margarel Lynch. The victim's wife said Caru- ana and Ncely were discussing plans to open a photographic business shortly before her husband vanished, along with their car, his clothes and two suitcases. Detective Lt. George Stoner said Necly borrowed a .22-cali- ber revolver for four bom's HE GETS A UfEJIME TICKET Their romance started by radar, say Long Beach Motorcycle Officer Bland Watkins, 35, and Doreen Stuart, 24. She stopped by a police radar car a', couple of years The Social Security Adminis- tration is seeking a forger who has been cashing the' aid checks for a former re- cipient who died 15 years ago. The checks totaled How'd they discover the fraud after all this time? ,The forger neglected to iiiuk up this month's check, which was returned with the notation "Unknown at thii address." The resultant search led to discovery of the fraud.