Press-Telegram (Newspaper) - July 4, 1959, Long Beach, California
BIRTHPLACE Of NATIONAL ANTHEM 49-Sfar flag Raised on Ft. McHenry Mast STIRS ST BY DEFYING CHURCH HOME Beauty Vows The i's Finest Evening Newspaper LONG BEACH 12, CALIF., SATURDAY, JULY 4, 1959 18 PAGES PRICE 10 CENTS TELEPHONE HE 5-n 61 Vol. LXXIl-No. 131 CLASSIFIED HE. 2-5959 2 Drown, 4 Lost in Lake Collision of Ferry, Cruiser INTERIOR SECRETARY FRED SEATON (dark suit at assisted by park rangers pulls halyards that sends the first official flag up mast at Ft. Mc- Henry, Md., at exactly a.m. Wirephoto) WASHINGTON Wl glorious Fovtrth dawned today with something new added Id ils historic symbol, the flag. It was the 49th star, for Al- Lancaster Man Kills Grandson LANCASTER grandfather killed one of his; grandsons and wounded another with a shotgun after arguing bitterly with their mother, sheriff's de- tectives, said today. The shooting climaxed an argument over an elec- MUSK'EGON, Mich. moonlight Fourth of July cruise of a family weekend group .ended in dis- aster on Lake Michigan today. A cabin cruiser and a Great Lakes car ferry col- llided at a. m. Two persons drowned and four [others were missing and feared drowned. All were occupants of the cruiser. At daylight boats of the U. S. Coast Guard swept the area in a search for the miss- ing persons. The cruiser, a 24-fooler, was smashed and sank to the bottom in 18 feet of water not far offshore. The two craft collided just outside the Muskegon channel connecting inland Muskegon Lake with Cornerstone at Capitol Laid by Ike WASHINGTON trie iron, detectives learned. Fire Cuts Michael Cockrum, 14, was killed Friday by a shotgun blast in the chest. His brother George, 10, was wounded in aska, the newest state. The first official 49-star flag was raised just after midnight at Ft. McHenry in Baltimore. It .was there, 145 years ago, that young Francis Scott Key watched as the British bom- barded the city. The rockets' red glare, the >ombs .bursting in air, gave proof through 'the night that our'flag was still there. And Key was inspired to dash dent Eisenhower, laying the cornerstone of a 17-million- dollar extension of the Capi- tol building, today called on all Americans to join the nev- er-ending task of preserving freedom. Under a beaming, Fourth of July sun in 83-degree weath Lake Michigan. V DROWNED were Alvin Kenney. 49, Muskegon busi- nessman and owner of the cruier, and his wife, Dorothy, :he face. Officers booked Ira 3 in Sierra (UPI) A ;gigantic forest fire burn- ing cAit of control near here today-.posed a slight threat to the "mountain town of Loyal ton and cut all but emergency calls to Sierraville. Strong winds which came up'Friday night and scattered the raging flames in all direc- tipns; began to calm today, raising hopes the blaze would be brought under contro! afterburning for three days IThe blaze, started by a careless camper near the mountain resort of Cambel Hot Springs, had burned an estimated acres of valu able timberland. FOREST SERVICE dis Cockrum, 64, on suspicion o murder and assault with in tent to commit murder. THEY SAID Cockrum arged with Antoinette Cock rum about a missing iron which had belonged to his wife, who died last winter. "hen from his car he pro duced the 12-gauge shotgun iheriff's Del. Richard Carrol gave this account: off the words of the National President Eisenhoweer sent a special message to the Ft. McHenry ceremony. r IT READ: "The knowledge of a grow- ing America fills us with (Continued Page A-3, Col. 2) Boy, 2, Dies After Dog Pack Attack qr, Eisenhower spoke from a temporary stand erected on the east front of the Capitol. Above the. President, .tw_n of new 49-srnr flags flut- tered in Ihe mild breeze. Eisenhower had flown by helicopter fjrom his Camp Da- vid, Md., mountain retreat to officiate at the third corner- stone laying in the 166-year history of the national Capi- tol. THE PRESIDENT said that in the world collision of ideas Between freedom and despot- ism, "freedom is neither won nor held in a climate of spirit ual stalemates." "Its preservation is a many sided and never-ending he said. "Complacency todaj The missing included the (Continued Page A-3, Col. 1) 63 Women Fliers Off n Derby "The younger boy heart his grandfather mention shotgun and he ran from the home. The grandfather fired wounding him. Then he re loaded. The other boy cam to the screen door' and he blasted him right through the screen. 'The boy's mother put the latch on the-door, and Cock- rum reloaded, and shot the patcher John Bigley said off the door. Apparently j 1 in he was g0-mg after her, but he had a change of heart. "HE WENT to the backyard and was pointing the shot- covered an area of 70 square miles, although some of the green mountain valleys that were not actually on fire. More than firefighters NOVINGER, Mo. UP) A 2-year-old boy, attacked nnd bitten by a pack of dogs Fri- day, died suddenly in a Kirks- ville hospital. Coroner Nova Foster saic an autopsy will be performec to determine the cause o death of Kevin Shockey, son of Mrs. Vera Shockey of No vinger. The three dogs have been rounded up and confined. Sheriff Olin Johnson said Kevin was attacked by the dogs as he walked through an alley. He underwent i-ur MODERN HEN gun at his- head when the (Continued Page A-3, Col. 4) more man j.iuu were on the line today. Theyiboys' uncle, Harold, arrived and grabbed it away from iim." First deputies to reach the state from included inmates from San Quentin and Soledad prisons and airmen Stead Air Force Base, near Reno. Nev. Half a dozen tanker planes were dropping gery at the Kirksville hospi- tal. Attendants said he died at 2 a.m. today. Lays Eggs Only if 'Air-Conditioned HARTSHORNE, Okla. iff) chicken found ad- vantages of man-made mod- ern conveniences. Harlshornc automobile dealer Dan Volture says he has a stray hen that now clucks until he lets her in- side his air-conditioned of- fice, then marches to a LAWRENCE, Mass ixty-three women pilots tool ff from Municipal Airpor oday in the 13lh annua Puff Derby hcadin or Spokane, Wash. Excellent flying condition irevailed as the light plane ook to the air on the firs eg of the rac against a par fixed by th officials. THE PILOTS have until July 8 to qualify but two fly- ers planned to try and com- plete the trip in one day. Mrs. Margaret Ringenbcrfi of Fort Wayne, Ind., fourth to take off, and Mrs. Marian1 Beuler of Columbus, Ohio, seventh off the ground, said they would keep going with only fuel stops. Several thousand spectators cheered as the fliers were waved down the runway by Crocker Snow, director of the Massachusetts Aeronautical Commission. The first permissive stop EDITION Jt0 su Daily) jKeepReigion Family .Will Lose Sacraments if She SUEINGERSOLL Kozlov Talks Trade With Calif. Leaders SAN FRANCISCO Kremlin's current travelling salesman makes an important bid today for expansion of Soviet-United States trade. He will meet informally and in private with a number of West Coast lice, men iu wastepaper basket under is Binghamton, N. Y. Required his desk to deposit an egg. jstops are Kokomo, Ind., Far- Before hot weather set !go, N. D., and Helena, Mont. business leaders. For the entire day reporters are barred from first deputy premier Erol R. Kozlov's in, she laid her eggs seats of old cars. At stake is in prize! money. activities, Kozlov requested a day o nin home late in the after- noon and in the evening when he attends a fireworks dis- iplay. berate, a cherriical. Jire supression 'They appeared to be win scene said they found the boys' father, George Sr., a plasterer, on the verge of at- tacking his father with a baseball bat. The boys had been watch- ing television at the family fireihome in this desert commu battle. BJfllcy S3id thst rriay be controlled today when their grandfather less the wind comes up and came to .the residence. The plays tricks like it did Friday (family has two other sons njghf." iagcs 4 and 9. They were un He reported that LoyaltoninurU Hospital attendants sai< actually was about two miles from the nearest finger of fire the blaze burned like a giant octopus with fingers of fire stretching from the center appeared to be endan- gered only from flying em- bers. the wounded boy was no badly injured. Weather- Fog late tonight and early Sunday near the coast; otherwise sunny and continued warm. WHERETO FIND IT A-4, 5. B-2 to 7, A-6. B-8, Death A-10. Shipping B-2. A-7, 8, J. A-2. Tides, TV, B-8. Vital A-10. [freedom from newsmen and 1C Toll photographers, saying he, wii wanted rest from But it was possible that lov also sought a degree ofj privacy in his discussions with! pjlj the business leaders he to meet. THE MAN who may one Enters L B: Fete A 20-year-old Catholic girl's decision to compete in the ,Miss Universe Beauty Pageant over the objections of her church stirred a tempest to- day. "The phone hasn't stopped said-red-haired Sue 11 n g e r s o 11 in Albuquerque, N. M, after she announced her decision. The office of Archbishop Edwin V. Byrne of New Mexico affirmed that Miss Ingcrsoll and her family will be deprived of the sacraments if she lakes part in the Long Bench contest. MISS INGERSOLL, a jbrown-eyed beauty parlor operator, expressed amaze- ment that her stand had brought so much Interest. "It took me quite by sur- she said. She said her mother, Mrs. H. O. Ingcrsoll, had answered most of the calls during the clay. have talked to very few people she said. FRIDAY, however, scvera! persons stopped her on the trcel to comment on the empcst that has been raised. Reporters asked her; "These (Continued Page A-3, Col. 5) Resorfs Crowded on Fourth Huge crowds were expect- ed to jam benches and moun- tain resort areas today as hotter than a firecracker weather prevailed over the Southland's Fourth of July. A high temperature of near 85 degrees was forecast for Long Beach today while tem- peratures forecast for points Inland ranged up to 112 at Palm Springs. Many thousands of bathers were expected to throng the strand today. Lifeguards re- ported 2'! rescues here on Fri- day, with a total of 205 res- cues on beaches from Balboa to the Palos Verdes shoreline. t e CAMPING STATIONS in icrealion areas of the four ational forests in Southern California were nearly filled ate Friday. No space was ex- icctcd to be available today. Newport-Balboa expected he largest Fourth of July crowd in history today. Many thousands of Fourth of July stay-at-homes will 'lew fireworks displays this evening. Thrre in Long Beach will begin at 8 p. m. at Veterans McmoriaJ Stadium, at 9 p. m. at the Virginia Country Club and at p. m. on the ocean front near the foot of Linden Ave. OTHER PYROTECHNIC day succeed Nikita S. the nation's streets and hev as premier of the Sovietjhighways today. The count Union laid heavy stress .on [proceeded slowly until mid- rade upon his arrival in Then reports of fatalities began to flow in at a Jaster rate. By 1 p.m. the Death picked up include those at Ca- A_ c-lroatc anH Kvillrt in fsan Ppnrn if wr HAT NTS inr nu Russia's First Deputy Premier Fro] R. Kozlov (left) tries on straw hat offered by California Gov. Brown at Sacramento. On the. third try, the visitor gels one that meets with approval oi onlookers and Wirephoto) ornia. In an exchange with Gov. Edmund G. Brown at Sacra- mento, Kozlov noted that Brown might one day be 'resident of the United States and said the chances for American-Soviet trade might then be improved. Kozlov was to meet the death loll had hit 68. The National Safety Coun- cil found the early trend in Ke July Fourth weekend 'definitely encouraging." The weather was dry and warm in most areas, and mil- of cars were on [he Business leaders on a yachting tour of San Francisco Hirbor and at a barbecue nt the home of Cyril Magnin, chairman ol the San Francisco Port An thorily and a prominent mer chant. Kozlov will rreet oth ers at a reception .it the Mag ions roads. brillo Beach in San Pedro, 9 p. m.; Monstead Pier at Re- dondo Beach, p.m. Ma.- ineland at 11 p.m.; Alondra 'ark in Torrance, 9 p. m.; 'alos Verdes Swimming Club, p. m.; Excelsior Stadium it Norwalk, p. m.; Dow- ley High School stadium, p. m., and Lynwood City Park, 5 p. m. Other activities include the start of the Honolulu yacht race from San Pedro at 'noon, The council estimated that 350 Americans may lose their lives in auto accidents in the 54-hour holiday period tha1 began at 6 p.m. (local time Friday and will end at mid night Sunday. speedboat racing at Marina Stadium and regatta in Ala- mitos Bay. Meanwhile in Long Beach, police and fire warned against the use of fireworks. The only legal in the city are caps.