Press-Telegram (Newspaper) - July 18, 1959, Long Beach, California
MISS U PAGEANT WILL OPEN TONIGHT BEAUTEOUS SIGNERS Miss France, Francoise Saint-Laurent, and Miss Michigan, Susan Wester- gaard, sign autographs for admirers at Miss Universe Pageant headquarters. Spurned Girl Tells of Killing Golf Pro CANTON, N. Y. "He didn't want me around a waitress told police who said Friday night slip.had confessed the murder of a handsome golf pro and college coach. HE'LL COOK, SO. State police said Theresa DeFrancesco, 23, of Roches- ter, had signed a statement that she shot Richard Smith, 27, early Friday as they drove across the SI. Lawrence Uni- versity campus. He was golf coach for the northern New York university and pro at a nearby country club. She is a waitress with a record of shoplifting. It was not clear how they met hut police believe Ihey became acquainted in Miami last winter. Smith returned north. "I sent him money from time to Miss De- Francesco said but refused to estimate how much. 4 EARLY FRIDAY, she went to the golf course clubhouse, where Smith lived. She waited for him to return from a date. He appeared at 2 a.m. They talked for some time and also argued but he agreed to drive her back to her hotel. The argument continued dur- ing the drive down a campus road. Police said the girl had de scribed events this way: "I told him I was going to jump out." He answered "Get out." She look a .22-caliber re- volver from her purse and fired. The bullet struck him in the arm. t HE SAID "OH "and slammed on the brakes. The car skidded to a halt. She fired twice more and fled. Smith was lying on the front seat of his car. Miss DeFrancesco had been seen in Canton with Smith early Thursday evening. When his body was discov- ered, police sent out an alarm for her. A brush fire blazed] she sPcnt most of Friday across acres of desert drivin8 around northern New York with a friend, Patrick J. McCarthy of Bombay, whom she had met two weeks pre Police said he was Divorce for Great Grandpa 'LOS ANGELES Ml Great-grandfather Sam Lie- berman, 7V. got a divorce from his third wife Friday after testifying: "She said for me to do my own cooking. If I should do my own cooking, wjiy should I need a Lieberman, grandfather of Jockey Willie Harmatz was asked what his wife cooked. Trfe reply: "Things my stomach couldn't take." WHY DIDNT he try a sample of Annie Levine Lie- bc'rman's cooking before marriage? The answer: "Be- cause she didn't cook be- fore we were married." said Mrs. Lieberman was in her 70s. Did her con- duct bother his ulcer? "It bothered my whole Lieberman snapped, "never mind the ulcer." .The couple married in 1954 and separated after eight months. Blaze Sears Acres Near Mojave LUCERNE VALLEY, Calif. foothills near here during the night. The U. S. Forest Serv- ice termed it a major fire. Three hundred federal and viouslv- state fire fighters are on she was bclnS scene. Planes were to drop jsought. fire-retarding borate solution on the flames today. The Forest Service said The girl and McCarthy scp arated in Massena. when he refused to drive her to Roch- ester, more than 200 miles four homes were shc b burned but said that u waslfor Watertow she unable to the report.jplanncd togcta'bugi bu, The bhze is in Dry apprehended her in the six miles south of about 25 miles valley, where the San Ber- nardino Mountains slope down into the Mojave Desert. The hills are covered with brush, mesquite and pinon trees. Only a handful of small resort cab- In the area, firemen said. from Watmown. WEATHER Low clouds and fog late tonight and early Sunday, otherwise most- ly sunny. Little change in temperature. Knudsen New UCLA Chancellor BERKELEY 65-year- old accouslical physicist wil take over as chancellor o UCLA Sept. 1. Dr. ,Vern 0. Knudsen was appointed hy the University of California regents Fridaj to succeed Dr. Raymond B Allen. Dr. Knudsen, born in Provo Utah, has been a member o the UCLA faculty since 1922 Dr. Knudsen will serve unti June 30, 1060. HE WAS educated at Brig bam Young University, Provo Utah, and (he University o Chicago. He has been vici chancellor al UCLA since 1956. In line with his Dr. Knudsen is credited with helping prepan the motion picture industry for the advent of sound. The scientist was describee by Dr. Clark Kerr, UC presi dent, as "a wise teacher anc skillful administrator." Dr. Allen, 56, announced his resignalion early last month after serving as chancellor since 1952. Start at8 in Stadium ,79 Girls Compete Entry Withdraws The eighth Miss Universe Beauty Pageant .gets under way officially tonight. Seventy-nine of the world's most beautiful women will ippear in the opening cere- mony in Veterans Memorial Stadium at 8 p.m. Two more contestants Misses Italy and Turkey irrived in Long Beach at 5 i.m. today. They had been detained in New York by ill- less first described as flu md then as simple exhaus- ion. A third missing contestant sched- iled to arrive from New York More Pageant Pictures and Stories on Pages A-2, B-l, B-10. ihortly after noon. She also became ill in New York City earlier this week. THE PAGEANT'S 80th United Arab Re- withdrawn from he contest. MRhmoud Hamza, director of the tourism department in tie UAR's Syrian region, said there's nothing to the report hat Miss UAR had arrived in New York and then vanished. The original Miss UAR, said Hamza, is Aida Kadamani, 18- year-old blonde from Damas- cus. She gave up the title be- cause she said she wouldn't appear in a bathing suit be fore all those men judges. The title then passed to Nawal Ramli, a 20-year-olc brunette. She didn't go to the contest, Namza said, because contest directors Called to reply to queries whether she would be acceptable as a sub slitute. THE REIGNING Miss Uni verse, Luz Marina Zuioaga 01 Colombia, officially will open (Continued Page A-3, Col. 1) Charges Soviet Wants German Split Accusation Based on Khrushchev's Speech in Poland IN BEDROOM Bride Objecting to Slot Machines PHOENIX (DPI) Philip McDonald must stand trial Aug. 18 in municipal court on charges of illegal posses- sion of slot machines in his home. McDonald's wife of three months, Geraldine, asked authorities to remove the slot machines from the cou- ple's bedroom because her children by a previous mar- riage were putting their al- lowance money into them and McDonald was keeping the money. McDonald has pleaded in- nocent. MURDER SUSPECT Theresa DeFrancesco, Rochester, N. Y., is ushered from Watertown, N. Y., state police substation by trooper T. W, DeLuca after her arrest Friday. She is accused of gun slaying of golf pro Richard Photo) HOME S 'i 'Finest Evening Newspaper LONG BEACH 12, CALIF., SATURDAY, JULY 18, 1959 Vol. 143 PRICE 10 CENTS M PAGES TELEPHONE HE 5-1161 CLASSIFIED HE 2-5959 EDITION (Six Editions Castro Stays, Cuba President Ousted GENEVA (UPI) Soviet reniier Nikita S. Khrushchev ins dropped all pretense of backing German reunification and openly seeks "pcrpetua ion of the present the United Stales charged lo- day. U.S. Asst. Secretary of State Andrew Berding told newsmen the American dele- ation to the Big Four for eign ministers conference jased the charge on the study of a key phrase used by Khrushchev In a speech Fri- day in Stettin, Poland. The Weslcrn foreign min- isters put the speech under the microscope at an 80-min- ute meeting this'morning al the French' delegation head quarters. t BERDING SAID the United Stales was "interested" in the paragraph of Khrush chev's speech that said: The frontier which we wil defend is now between East Germany and West Germany This is the frontier which di vides the world of socialism from the world of captilalism and we will defend this frontier with all our strength.' The Khrushchev slatemenl was in keeping with (he clone of Russian toughness that has descended over the foreign ministers conference. Pros pccts of an early Berlin truce and a summit conference in September faded today as the Russians drew an increasingly harder line. Berding said the Khrush chev statement he quoted was (Continued Page A-3, Col. 5) CUBA'S NEW PRESIDENT Osvaldo Dorticos Torrado, 40-year-old country lawyer and a clandestine agent for Fidel Castro during Cuban revolution, is shown making address after accepting provisional presidency of Cuba. KINDRED INDUSTRIES HIT Layoffs Over Steel Walkout Spreading PITTSBURGH layoffs in steel-related industries are gaining inomcnlum although the nation's steel furnaces have been shut down for only four days Coal mines, a railroad an manufacturing com pan the lalcsl to Car Crash fatal to 3 Artesians City Trapped by Typhoon, Out of Food TAIPEI than persons in a mountain- encircled town 15 miles north- west of Taipei have been cut off from Ihr. outside world by typhoon Billie since Wednes- day and have now run oul of food. The plight of Chinting was not known until its magistrate got through to Taipei Friday night after traveling over 60 miles of nearly impassable mountain roads. He said the only highway leading to the town was washed oul by the typhoon's driving rains and (he entire population, which includes coai miners, ran out if food before he left Thursday morning. He said many houses were badly damaged. SAFFOUD, Ariz. car hit a railway lie lying across the blew R tire and smashed hcadon into a sec- ond car early today, killing persons. Six others were 'injured. The Arizona Highway Pa- trol identified the dead as: Charles Henry Scolt. 39, 221 M S. Elaine, Artcsia, Calif. .lean L Scolt, 23, Artcsia, and an unidentified child rid- ing wilh the Scolls. Eurcna B. House, 34, Irv- ing, Tex. INJURED WERE four oth- er children in the Scott car and .James House, 37, and Nellie B. Irving. WHERE TO FIND IT A-4, S. B-3 to t. Com B-2. Death Page A-ll. A-2, KShfppJng A-3. A-7, A-4, Tides, TV, HO. Islcy, 26, both of The patrol reported (he car driven by SLOU struck lhe railroad tie which wax lying crosswise in its path. The im- pact blew the tire, sending lhe car over the center line into the second vehicle, driv- en by Mrs. House. Jury Indicts Judge in 50-Cent Shoplifting CONROE, Tex. Dist. Judge J. Robert Liles, a. pre- siding judge here since 1955, was indicted Friday for shop- lifting in the taking of a 50- cent tube of shaving cream. He termed the grand-jury ac- tion "purely political." The charge accused the Judge of the Second Ninth District Court of taking the shaving cream from a Conroe store last April 9. The case, a mlsdtsmeanor, will come up in county court. lay of abinet Man Takes Oath as Successor Premier Stronger Than Ever After Bitter Showdown HAVANA (UP I) Castro forced the resignation of President Manuel Urrutia -leo Friday night by accusing lim of near treason and tri- imphantly announced early oday he wns withdrawing his own resignation as premier. A palace .spokesman said no official document of with- drawal had beerj received up to 2 a.m. but that this was considered a mere formality. The formalities were expected lo be completed at a cabinet meeting called for 10 a.m. Urrutia was given an armed guard for his own protection. THF, CABINET swore in Dr. Osvaldo Dorticos Torrado, a cabinet member, who had been drafting laws and texts of the revolutionary govern- ment's decrees, to replace him as president. The rapid-fire developments climnxcd a day of almost un- bearable tension in (his Cu- bnn capital and catapulted !aslro even higher as the un- disputed leader of the Cu- ban people. An angry pro-Castro crowd that had been milling around the palace broke into cheers. The threat of violence and the tension melted away. URRUTIA'S ouster com- bined with a drastic cabinet shakeup last month, appar- i cntly removed the last trace of opposition in the govern- ment to Castro's revolution- will close down five (Continued Page A-3, Col. 6) were workers in the nntlonwid strike of the United Sice' workers Union. In Uniontown, Pa., th Frick Coal District of U. S. Steel Corp. announced Friday th.it more mines in the district be ginning Monday. The Norfolk and Western Railway, a major coal hauler, cut 615 men from the work force Friday at its Roanoke, shops because of "the XII sloe! strike and the conse- Of U r TUT Id qucnt drop in our traffic volume." i HAVANA presl- 0 dcnlial palace received re- IN SHARON, PA., the loday tnilt mobs of Fidel Sharon Tube Co. announced Cnstro's supporters were loot- Mobs Loot Home that it was closing next week. More CIO Construction Workers ing the home of ex-president than 170 production Manual Urrulia but police and workers will lose their reporters who temporarily because of thejwcnt to lhe sccne found equipment-makers' shutdown. inolhing. A maid in the house there had been no dis- 'cporlcd d-, and famjly were Vllla8c ot Union refused lo cross USW 'cporlc Vllla picket lines thrown up around na: plams in the South Wlth. a brother-in-law, plants in the South Chicago Calumet-Gary area, where Lincoln Llaguno. He and his family were under heavy WCIC UUUCi tl> (Continued Page A-3, Col, 2) 'guard by security forces. PRICE OF A LIFE: Man Drowns While 8 Discuss Rescue Fee ENOSHIMA, Japan (UPI) Police said today a 23- ycar-old Japanese man drowned in a rough sea off this rocky island while" eight peisons stood nearby arguing' over a suitable fee for saving him. Haruo Sugao, driver for a Tokyo tile-making company, was washed into the sea by high waves Friday while was walking along the shore with three friends. The friends appealed to five high-school students for help in pulling Sugao out of lhe water. They offered tht students yen for their assistance. The stu- dents demanded yen Before a compromise could be reached Sugao had dis- appeared under the waves.