Press-Telegram (Newspaper) - July 29, 1959, Long Beach, California
NINE FOREST FIRES RAGING IN STATE SHE WANTS TO HOLD UP HER HEAD Honorene Wears a Halo- It's Drilled Into Her Skull HER WARDMATES at hospital for crippled children in Louisville, Ky., call it a halo but Honorene Hawkins, 13, only smiles. The tubular metal frame she wears has four screws that are turned into her skull. The brace holds her head while a delicate upper spinal fusion heals. With Honorene is Dr. Allan who operated to relieve condition caused by (AP Wirephoto) 2 Threaten o Merge in Redding Area) Men Battle to Prevent Big Blazes From Joining SAN FRANCISCO Nine forest fires, two of which threatened to merge near Redding, were burning in California limberland to day. Gov .Brown called the situ ation one of the most hazard- ous fire seasons in the stale's lislory. The two major fires near ledding were only 10. miles apart. One was the Rnmeshorn 'ire, about 40 miles north- wesl of Redding. The olher was Ihe Pollard Flat fire, 10 miles west of the Ramshorn blaze. Fire fighters hope to keep them from merging by bulldozing big fire breaks. DON information officer for the U. S. Forest Service, said the Ramshorn fire had burned more than acres of virgin timber and probably would consume acres during the day' It raged uncontrolled wrth men fighting it. The Pollard Flat fire had urncd acres and 800 men were combating it. The Pollard Flat blaze start- ed from a summer cabin which caught fire. Several summer homes in the area lave been destroyed along HOME EDITION Finttt Svtning Newspaper LONG BEACH 12, CALIF., WEDNESDAY, JULY 29, 1959 152 48 PAGES PRICE 10 OB NTS TELEPHONE HE 6-nei CLASSIFIED HE 1-5959 (Six Editions 3 of 5 Posfs in Hawaii House Votes Aid, Slashes Million WASHINGTON Th House today passed a foreign aid bill cu deeply under President Eisen hower's request and tailoret to force out information th administration wants to will hold. The bill went to the Senat on a 279-136 roll call vot Only that formal action hac been left over Tuesday nig after the House finished sec tion-by-section consideratio and tentatively approved th product. Both the cut in funds ai the force-out provision are sore points with Eisenhower. JUST BEFORE the House acted the President predicted U. S. Highway 99. LOUISVILLE, Ky. retty head of 13-year-old onorene Hawkins is encir- ed by metal, and the screws her halo are drilled into r skull. But Honorene smiles and ays she-feels fine. Her courage Is well-devel pcd. She has fought the re ults of polio for half of he horl life. HER ATTACK at the ag of 7 lefl her neck and shoul ders weak so weak sh could not hold up her hea 5ig 4 Talks o Do or Die Within Week or more than a minute. Without a kin jroken-neck victims her head flopped helplessl onto her chest. This summer Honorene un derwent very delicate surger at Kosair Crippled Childre Hospital. Physicians look long flat sliver from her sh bone. They fused the upp section of her spine, strengl ening it with the shin sliver. Then they put Honorene into her metal tubu- lar frame resembling a space DANIEL K. INOUYE embraces his wife after winning WILLIAM F. QUINN (center) is surrounded by well- election to the U.S. House of Representatives from wishers after he won n close to be Hawaii s Hawaii. Inouye will be the first person of Japa- nese ancestry to serve in Photo) first'elected governor. He has been serving as gov; ernor under presidential appointment. (AP Photo) GENEVA and he West agreed today to ireak off the Big Four for eign ministers conference next Wednesday with or without agreement on a Bcr- in settlement. THE WEATHER was hot and the forests were dry, but there was no dangerous wind. A critical shortage of man- power and equipment devel- oped as new outbreaks stretched fire-fighting capa- bilities to the limit. And ,the prolonged hot, dry weather was making it ex- tremely difficult to control blazes even in areas where there was sufficient man- power. Tanker planes were being used extensively. Nixon Hurls Queries Back at Hecklers at his news conference that helmet without the plastic the force-out plan will never get to his desk as legislation, and described it as an uncon- stitutional invasion of execu- tive powers. The device con- sists of a section providing the administration holds back from Congress its evaluation reports on how aid programs are going. At the same news confer- ence Eisenhower said the hill's reduction of 700 million In the remaining week, a LI. S. spokesman said, the Western foreign ministers in- tend to have as many discus- sions as possible with Andre A. Gromyko "to see if there is any 'chance of arriving a a settlement on Berlin." The break-off-date was se by Secretary of Stale Chris tian A. Herter and the Sovie foreign minister at a luncheo meeting at Hcrter's villa thi afternoon. HERTER TOOK the Initia- tive. He told Gromyko that he plans to leave Geneva next IN SACRAMENTO, Gov. Brown ordered the Division of Forestry to enforce fire HONOLULU Repub leans made a surprise shnw- ng in Hawaii's first state election, capturing three oi the top five offices and re- gaining control of the State Senate. Republican William F Quinn overcame the under dog role to win the goveron IKE PRESS PARLEY SVERDLOVSK, Soviet Union bad gered Richard M. Nixon on rris Soviet Union tour today. In one free-swinging ex- change he asked why Soviet troops are in Poland, Hun- gary and East Germany. egulations rigidly in an ef- ort to reduce the number ol man-caused fires which he estimated at 60 to 70 per cent of the total. Up to July 15 there had forest fires In the state, compared with in the same period of 1958. A retired miner living In the Klamath National Forest area, where a fire in the Sul phur Ranch section 15 miles north of Yrcka has caused heavy losses, was tried Tues day for burning debris with The vice president sug- gested questioners get their .Four special screws on the :rame were turned gently into Thursday morning. He ex- her skull. plained he has to be in San- Children in her ward coined the "halo" nickname. They OlolO Ul f for a cut-off of aid funds if don't quite understand, and dollars from would damage seriously. Eisenhower his the request program said in re- sponse to news conference questions that if the House cuts this amount from mutual security funds he is very hopeful the Senate will re- store it. Honorene doesn'l lell them. SHE WILL wear it another four months, until the fusion is healed. She won't be able to turn her head much even after Ihe frame is removed, but Honorene doesn't mind. She'll be going to junior high this fall, only a little behind her roup despite her long strug- le. "I'll be able to hold up my ead like the rest of the she said. ACTUALLY, House Demo crats figure they have cut (Continued Page A-2, Col. 1) Alaska 'Copter Missing With 3 JUNEAU, Alaska helicopter with three mer aboard vanished over ruggeencls upon when President Jisenhower issues the proc- amation foimally admitting -lawait to the Union as the 50lh slate. Quinn's running mate, Hawaii-born James K. Kcalo- iia was a shoo-in victor in the lieutenant governor's race. Nixon Has No OK to Invite 'K' to U. S. WASHINGTON Eisenhower said today Vice President Richard M. Nixon has every right to talk with Nikita Khrushchev about the possibility of the Soviet premier's visiting the United States. But he said Nixon has no authority to extend an invitation, The President told n conference Nixon has con- f Cite Steel Profits in Wage Row NEW YORK The Sleelworkers Union has seized upon a report of record prof- its by U.S. Steel Corp., the nation's biggest producer, !to charge that the figures make the induslry's strike position "utterly ridiculous." ducted himself splendidly in Russia and the reception Riv- en the vice president is evi- dence of the willingness ol the Russian people to wel- come Americans. Reports from Nixon's en- tourage have Indicated tho vice president has broached the subject of a trip to this country to the Soviet leader. Eisenhower seemed to con firm this by indirection. 4 THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE is known to feel that under the right conditions it would be a good idea not only for DEMOCRATS HAD been timber and acres acres grazing'land with a loss esti mated at about A fire fighter, Brice Mat thews, about 45, was serious- "The vice president ha noticed there's a tremendou similarity in questions as he gone Klein saic These people wait for hi either at entrances or exits where they will be sure to be in his path. NIXON DID NOT appear to be unduly upset but his pa- tience wore thin. Nicolai Stravtsev, superin- tendent of a big plant Nixon was visiting here, told the vice president: "What you present is not ideas but dirty slanders." Thre other hecklers launted the visitor in Novosibirsk, marring an otherwise friendly Khrushchev but also the top favored because of a strong echelon of Russians to visit primary showing a month ago. Quinn overcame a OOd-votc primary deficit. The Democrats had won every territorial election since 1954. They won the House of Representatives 33-18, but the Republicans won narrow con- trol of the Senate, 13-12. Both Fong, 52, and Inouye, 34, made note of their an- (Continued Page A-2, Col. (Continued Page A-2, Col. ceslry in victory statements. "I feel that more will be de manded of me because of my Fong. a millionaire businessman, said. "It is a great responsibility because everything will be scruti nizcd." He campaigned under the (Continued Page Col. 7) the United see what this country hns, how it lives, and the stakes it has to defend if need be. But Eisenhower also be- ieves U. S. public opinion would hnvc to be prepared carefully for any Khrushchev visit so as to avoid demonstra- tions or incidents. Furthermore, the President Arrest Dr. Finch's Sweetheart on Suspicion of Killing His Wife feels the timing of a would be important, visit that WEST COVINA haired- Carol Tregoff was ar rested on suspicion of murder today as she left the stand after testifying at the pre- liminary hearing of Dr. Ber- nard Finch. Dcp. Dist, Atty. Fred announced in Whichello court: "We are arresting her on suspicion' of murder." Dr. Finch, 41, is charged with murdering his wife, Bar bara, 33. Miss Trcgoff say she accompanied Dr. Finch to iis home, where the shooting police xxurrcd July 18. MISS TREOGOFF, 22, had ust lestified thai she had icen intimate with Dr. Finch when Whichello startled the courtroom with his announce ment. A stricken look flashed across the pretty divorcee's face when Police Capt. Wil liam Ryan and Sheriff's Sgt Ray Hopkinsson stepped up and took her into custody. The officers hurried her ou of the courtroom and into car. They said they >vere taking her lo police icadquarters for rftore qucs- ioning. he love affair between Miss rcgoff and Dr. Finch. He 'pressed her to lei wheiher she and the doclor tad sexual relations. WHICHELLO did not dis close why he had decided to arrest Miss Tregoff bul earlier n Ihe bearing he had called ailention to discrepancies in her original stories lo police and her leslimony. Miss Tregoff has been a liberty since Dr. Finch's ar re.it at her apartment in La Vegas, Nev., July 19. Whichello went deeply into MISS TREGOFF brok down under the questioning and a recess was called. Upon her return lo the wit ness stand she admitted int macies with Dr. Finch. Thit wound up her test mony and brought the prose (Continued Page A-4, Col. 1 careful consideration would have to be given the feelings of America's allies and of "captive countries." i THERE IS NO question that the Soviet premier wants to come to Ihis counlry. And Eisenhower, it can be said on good authority, feels there is merit in the possibility of a jossible personal meeting vith Khrushchev. Eisenhower considers the >remier to be a shrewd if ot wise man whose behavior t limes may be erralic but ot reckless or irresponsible. In response to a news con- erence question loday, Ei- enhower said only time can ell whether Nixon's visil to (Conlinucd Page A-2, Col. 3) The companies' position that they are holding Ihe line against inflation by refusing wage demands was charac- terized by the union as raising a "phony inflation issue at a time when they are rolling in wealth." U.S. Steel replied that ths profits were "not in any way excessive" when compared with those in other industries. e t MEANWHILE, a mediator reported after separate talks with hoth sides in the 15-day- old, nationwide strike of half a million steel workers i that there was no change in the position of either side. And a strike ihreat affect- ing most of the aluminum in- dustry scheduled for Friday midnight was postponed. David J. McDonald, United Sleelworkers president, said the "astronomical profits be- ing reported by steel firms' (Continued Page A-2, Col. 6) Weather- Low clouds late to- night and early Thurs- day, but mostly sunny late Thursday morning and afternoon. Little change In temperature. HIDES IN LAKE Fugitive Receives a Rude Awakening CASSADAGA, N. Y. W) Conrad Kaus, 29, an escapee from Minnesota. Slate Prison, tried to hide underwater in Cassadaga Lake Tuesday after poiice spoiled him. Captured, had lo ba revived by arti- ficial respiration, He said hs had been serving a 10- year sentence for assault.