Press-Telegram (Newspaper) - July 9, 1959, Long Beach, California
LEGLESS SMITHY SINGS A LITTLE Works Hard, Feels Good, Then It's a Wonderful Day RED TERRORIST BOMB KILLS TWO AMERICANS Communists Attack S. Adviser Unit Three Vietnamese Also Slain in Raid During Movie Vol. 135 PAGES The ffcwrt ftwiwig Newspaper LONG BEACH 12, CALIF., THURSDAY, JULY PRICE 10 CENTS TELEPHONE HE5-llsi CLASSIFIED HE S-595S -ANDREW DEVER, .73, who has lost both legs, works smith shop at Kenney, 111., assisted by daughter, Wirephoto.) Toll Mounts to 53 Dead iit Ship Fire HADERSLEV, Denmark The Danish Shipping In- spection Board said today the pleasure boat Damende was "loaded far beyond her capa- city" when she exploded and burned, killing at least 53 persons. frogmen searched for more bodies in the waters of a park lake where disaster struck Wednesday, the gov- ernment agency in Its first findings said the 45-foot ex- cijrsipn boat carried 37 life- belts. TTrie, agency said -the Dam'ende's capacity limit re- cently was reduced to 35 from its loriginal limit of 75. Offi- cials- believe at least 94 pas- sengers were aboard. :-A GASOLINE pipe used to connect Damende's en- gine'.with a reserve tank was found in the wreckage Wednesday night. The'agency said this was a makeshift hookup and the pipe was top wide- for the purpose, "indi eating that some gasoline have seeped and started the If ire." There was 'no comment from! the skipper-owner of'lhe bo'a't; Hans Riistoffe. He was 'a hospital, critically burned. Ip'amc was blamed for in- creasing the death toll among the gay picnickers returning from an outing at .this South Denmark resort. The injured skipper, unable to stem the (Continued Page A-5, Col. 1) KENNEY, 111. The barrel-chested man with no legs sits on a platform pounding cherry-red steel into shapes and instilling hope and encouragement into the hearts of his friends. Andrew Dever, 73, has been practicing the dying art of blacksmithing around Dewitt County since 1904. One of his legs -was am- putated in 1953, possibly as a result of his diabetes. In 1956 he suffered a stroke. Last year his other leg was taken off. "STOP Dever Scoffed at a news- Senate Cuts foreign Aid to Billion man. "I enjoy my work. Some mornings, 1 maybe don't feel so good and it'c be easy to just lie there in bed. "Then I dress myself swing-over into the wheel chair and out to the shop I go. I work up a sweat. I sing a little and pretty soon it's a beautiful day." Farmers from all around this village of .400 residents in central Illinois bring their plowshares and cultivator shovels to Andrew's rough smithy shack, and Dever plies his trade with the skill B1ENHOA, Viet Nam [Communist terrorists a t Itacked a U.S. billet Wednes Iday night during a movi killing two American militar advisers and three South Vi namese. A terrorist who i Ivaded the billet was kille in the explosion of the bom Ihe carried. One U. S. officer w (wounded but three othe (escaped unhurt in the fus I lade of bullets The six Americans a jmembers of an eight-man U.S. [Military Assistance Advisory training the South Viet army. They were watch- ing the movie "Tattered pi-ess" when the terrorists struck at about 7.p.m. in this city 20 miles north of Saigon. THE AMERICANS who es leaped.said the lights had just ,been turned down to let Sgt. Ichester M. Ovnard change reels. A communique said the ter- rorist who invaded with the homemade plastic bomb in WASHINGTON f Meted the American casual ,M ities. But survivors gave this Congress apparently settledLrsiQri. today on a bill authorizing The terroristSi who appar about billion dollars in enlly had crept up from the foreign aid for the next 12 nearby Dongnai River, openet monlhs fire on the billet from thre Any hope President the lights were turned hower has of getting more now rests with a House-Sen- THEIR BULLETS cut down ate conference committee. He Ovnard, from Copperas Cove, originally asked for Maj. Dale R. Buis of 400000 Imperial Beach, Calif., killing The Senate dealt the Presi- them both, Capt. Howard W. sharp setback Wednes-Boston of Blalrsburg, Iowa, day night by passing a was wounded. -TWO Vietnaamese guards HOME EDITION (Six Editions Daily) __ Brown iWaterBill, Hails Solons Governor Asks OK of 1.7 Billion Bond Issue by Voters SACRAMENTO (UP I) IGov. Edmund G, Brown today (signed a water ibill to start construction of ,one of the largest single water [projects in the history of man. He described it as the "crowning achievement" of [the 1959 Legislature. Final approval of the water bond. issue, however, rests with the electorate in 1960. Brown urged voters to listen to arguments on both sides ,and "listen critically." "My signature today does [not itself insure the creation lof the great water program which California so urgently. USS LONG BEACH READIED FOR LAUNCHING This is a bow view of the guided'missile cruiser USS Long Beach, the na lion's first nuclear-powered surface ship, that is scheduled for launching saw. Tuesday at Bethlehem Steel shipyard in Quincy, Mass. The 721-foot vessel I will feature Talos and Terrier missiles in its Wirephoto.) aid only more than the House voted. The, Senate vote was 65 to 26. Even after Congress au- of half a century at the forge. X MANY OF THEM come to visit and hear him spin tales of the old days, to steep in his good-natured- ness and to see how he has conquered his afflictions. Dever lives with his wife, Goldie. Their daughter, Ethel, helps Dever. out in the shop, bringing him tools and food. The newsman asked Dever what kept him going de- spite his handicap. "A little he replied. "A few jokes a day and the Bible." thorize? the expenditure, it still must appropriate the actual cash. Foreign-aid funds voted during the last fiscal year totaled THE SENATE action came only hours after the Presi- dent raised the threat of a special session of Congress next fall to get the funds' he wants for economic and mili- .ary assistance to free-world allies.- The Senate bill was below the 000 recommended by the Sen- ate Foreign 'Relations Com- outside the building were killed in resisting the attack. The 8-year-old son of a Viet- namese cook in the officers' mess was fatally wounded as he watched from outside the t'on building. Hall. The blast of the homemade bomb cut the body of the ter- rorist in half. The uninjured Americans dashed out the main door anc summoned helo fruin two Vietnamese army companies The terrorists were driven of to the river. As far as is known, their only casually was the bomber. Pickets Boo in. Chicago CHICAGO W> S o v i e t traveling salesman Frol R. Kozlov got a mixed, but somewhat restrained recep- tion today at Chicago's City Democratic Whip UPBRAIDED ME' Deborah Kerr Sheds Television Producer SANTA MONICA Deborah Kerr today -divorced British television producer Tony that he "upbraided and ignored me. (with would usually end up in an argument. No, it would be an under- statement to say argument. "U would end in upbraiding. He upbraided me, used unkind language, and caused me a great deal of mental suffering which affected my professional work. Bartley; 39, who is in England, did not. contest the MISS KERR AND BARTLEY were married in London Nov. 28, 1945. They separated March 27, 1958. Miss Kerr filed her original divorce complaint June 9, 1058 asking division of community property and custody of their daughters, Melaniei 2, and Francesca, 7. She C'iaShe amended her complaint last Monday to "state that (here was no community property and that she agreed the children remain under jurisdiction of the High Cnan- cerv'Court of London. had arranged a property mittee. Senate Mike Mansfield a committee member, told newsmen today that the for- eign-aid program still needs long-range dependable financ- ing for its development loan fund. Most economic aid is channeled through this fund. He also complained that "there still is too much em- phasis on military aid and outright grants." The biggest enate cut was a 300-million- ollar slash in the President's military aid program, and a eduction in defense-support aid. THE SURVIVING Ameri cans said they saw the ter rorists peering through th screen window of the mes (Continued Page A-5, Col. 4) BOOKIES HOT Thought Girl, 6, Was His Wife, Killer Sobs LAS VEGAS thought she was my wife." sobbing slightly built restaurant .worker gave that explanation to police today for his slaying of a 6-year- The Soviet first deputy >remier's arrival at the en trance brought a chorus o boos from 100 or so pickets But the demonstrations wer outnumbered by 240 blue shirted policemen, an orderly. In Mayor Richard J, Daley's fifth-floor office, Kozlov re- ceived the official handshake and then answered, through an interpreter, a number of questions by Daley, none em- barrassing. Kozlov said Russia is mak- old neighbor girl. But Robert Ervin insisted that he did not sexually mo- lest the youngster, .Dolores Stafford. Ervin, 20, signed n state- ment admitting he choked and stabbed the little girl when she wandered inlo his apart- ment as she had done many times before to see his wife Her nude body was found in the atlic above the apart menL Tuesday. Authorities aid she had been raped. he did not know whether he stabbed her once or a dozen jm'os. "Everything went he said.. An autopsy showed she died of shock from loss of blood. Thermometer Again Pushes the 90 Mark ERVIN'S WIFE, Kathy, 18, eft him last weekend after IB had tried to strangle her and then urged her to leave the separation, Bartley accused writer Peter -Viertul of winning his wife's affections. Miss Kerr Viertc! are expected to marry. WHERE TO FIND IT Five doctors at Baton Rouge, la., report that Gov. jong's health is failing and he again was urged strongly to curtail activities. Story on Page A-3. Beach B-l. Hal A-23. A-23. C-5 7. B-8. Death B-2. A-2J. B-3. Shipping C-I, 2, 3. C-4. TWes, TV, A-24. A-23. Women Pagtl B-4, 5. Your A-2, Pants Gone as Well as Their Shirts NEW YORK UP> Gam- bling operators here and across the Hudson River in New Jersey have been caught with their pants off by raiding police. The hot weather was blamed. Two men clad only in un- derwear, shoes and socks were arrested as police axed their way into a horse- race bookmaking parlor on the east side of Manhattan Wednesday. In North Bergen, N.J., po- lice raided a numbers game operation in a private house Wednesday and seized five of their in their underwear shorts. ing great strides in practical education for its farm and industry workers, and build- ing new homes everywhere for them. WHEN HE LEFT the build ing for a 60-mile auto trip to visit a high-yield Illinois corn farm, there was a crowd o about on hand. Mos appeared .to be onlookers peering .at a. dozen placards held stationary by the pickets. Another hot day the "WE SHOULD all remem- [ber that there nre those .among us who will always find a difficulty for any solu- said Brown. This, 1 am confident, is a solution a great solution worthy of the greatness of this slate and its peoples." The water bond legislation, authored by the Legislature by Sen. Hugh Burns (D-Vies- calls for the billion-dol- nr bond issue to finance water development in Califor- nia to the end of the century. It will establish a gigantic spiderweb of canals to wntcr from Northern Califor- nia lo the thirsty Southland. Brown called it comparable in scope to the Tennessee Valley Authority and the Central Valley Propcct. THE KEY TO the project is a dam at Oroville on !ho Feather River. H will be tho est he harm her. Officers were waiting for Weather- Fog near the coast early Friday, but otherwise clear, warm and sonny. Little change in temperature. Maxi- mum temperature by noon today: 84. There were'some more boos as the motorcade took off. It was an enlivening inci- dent in a trip that otherwise (Continued Page A-5, Col. 2) How to Get Tax Refund Told Heirs H your b on the Itst of "Forgotten Fortune" heirs due federal income- tax refunds, you can thne ta making your etobn by foUowmg carefully the htttructloM of the Internal Revenue Service. The procedure afoo fc de- signed to prevent fraudu- lent claims. For today's of tax and the tattruc W irvin when his train pulled nto Las Vegas from An- geles Wednesday. They dis- covered he was on the Union Pacific's City of Us Vegas when a ticket seller recog- nized his picture on the front of a newspaper. Ervin said he was returning to Las Ve gas to give himself .up. "The little girl came over, to my house he re- .ted.' "I was lying on the ouch. She thought I was sleep, but I wasn't. I just loughl. she was my wife." He said he grabbed the hild and choked her. Then e stabbed her. He told police highest dam in the United stales at 735 feet above the rjvcr bottom. "This will remove the last (Continued Page A-5, Col. 2) Steel Talks on, Long Beach area today a temperatures rose toward a predicted high of 89. In downtown Long Beach, the mercury reached 80 by 10 a.m., crept to 84 at noon. A high of 92 was'recorded: in downtown Los Angeles: Wednesday. Then Off AQClin The heat was accompanied I by biting smog over most of NEW YORK ne- the Los Angeles Basin. Igotiations met for only about Forecasters called for slight-Jan hour today then recessed ly cooler temperatures Friday. forithcir contract talks until Fri- day. BLAZE QUELLED ROBERT ERVIN Admits Kitting CMM Uranium Boxcar Fire Excites Kansas Town LYNDON, Kan. railroad boxcar carrying 179 drums of uranium concentrate caught on f.re here today and excited this community of some 800 persons wUh thoughts of radioactive contamination for several hours before the blaze was put out and all danger passed. Actually, the Atomic Energy Commission said, there was little danger at all. F M chief administrator for the AEC s Kansas City area, said the uranium powder was low m radio- activity and could be'washed off without danger. if ANOTHER AEC OFFICIAL in Grand Junction, Cola, Cecil Renault, said there was little danger unless the powder was inhaled or swallowed.. Nevertheless, the smoldering boxcar on a [vlissoun Pacific siding two miles north of Lyndon was handled gin- gerly by fire-fighting teams. Hundreds of spectators were attracted and the Kansas Highway Patrol with the help of local authorities kept an- area cleared within 500 yards of the boxcar. Cars lined U. S. Highway 75 the scene some 30 miles south of the Kansas capital Topeka. Two fire trucks brought in from Forbes Air Force Base al Topeka attacked the blaze about B. m. They used a fine mist of water rather than chemicals and let the uteam resulting smother the fire.