Press-Telegram (Newspaper) - July 30, 1959, Long Beach, California
OK TIDELAND FUND FOR PARKING LOT State to Seek Dr. Finch's Death, Not Sweetheart's The Southland't Evening Newspaper LONG BEACH 12, CALIF., THURSDAY, JULY Vol. 153 PRICE 10 CENTS Ifis? PAGES TELEPHONE HE5-11S1 CLASSIFIED HE HOME EDITION (Six Editions Daily) CAROLE TREGOFF puts her head on her manacled wrist and breaks into tears after her arraignment on charge of murdering wife of her Photo) WEST COVINA Death in the gas chamber probably will be sought for a wealthy surgeon accused of slaying his wife, the prose- cutor in the case said today. But, as things now stand, death won't be asked for the doctor's red-haired girl friend. This came this morning from Dep. Dist. Ally. Fred N. Whichello, as the preliminary hearing for Dr. Bernard Finch, 41, went into its fourth day. Finch and his paramour, Carole Tregoff, 22, are charged with murdering Mrs. Barbara Finch, 33. She was shot to death ,Tuly 18. Finch was bound-over for Superior Court trial today at his preliminary hearing. Mu- nicipal Judge Albert H. Miller ordered him to appear in Po- mona Superior Court for ar- raignment Aug. 17 at 10 a. m 4-- MISS TREGOFF was dra matically arrested in court Wednesday after she stepped from the witness stand. She had admitted love for arid in- timacies with the doctor. Whichello said he orderec her arrest because of dis- crepancies between her tes- timony and her story to po- lice. A big point was a leather case found near the Finch home after the shoot- ing. Investigators called it a "do-it-yourself murder kit." It contained a hypodermic needle, sedatives, bullets, knife and rope. Miss Tregoff surprised Khrushchev Urges Early Summit Meet Russ Chief Advises Big 4 Ministers Finish Work By Associated Press Soviet Premier Nikila Khrushchev has called on the Big Four foreign ministers to finish their work in Geneva and make way for a summit conference. "We believe that it is high time for the heads of govern- ment to take on this difficult the Soviet premier de- clared in a speech published today! Khrushchev spoke Tuesday at a worker's "rally in the Ukraine. He accompanied his call for top-level talks with an assertion he was sure Presi- dent Eisenhower wants peace. "Mr. F.isenhower knows what war said Khrushchev. "During World War II when he was com- mander-in-chief of the Anglo- American troops on the West- ern front, Mr. Eisenhower ful- filled all the terms of the agreement with us." i THE SOVIET LEADER did not suggest a time limit for winding up the Geneva con- ference but said that the for- eign ministers had already accomplished "positive work." He said the ministers should make "fresh efforts to search for mutually'acceptable solu- SHE SCARRED SEX ATTACKER IN 1955 4-Year Tormenter Beats, Knifes Young Housewife tions and agree on what they can agree." Then let the heads CANOGA PARK years ago a man slipped into a pretly housewife's kitchen and grabbed her as she stood ironing. Mrs. Palricia Faye Smith smashed against his 'face. The fled, screaming, branded. Two weeks later ceived a crudely written note. "I'll get it said. For Mrs. Smith it was the beginning of four years of torment. Once the man again at her home and tried to rape fled when her children came home. Countless times her phone has rung. A man's voice would say: "I'll get you." THREE TIMES the Smiths one Los Angeles suburb to another. They were beginning to feel their home ir. Canoga Park. Then, Wednesday the man returned. Mrs. Smith, 30, rec- ognized him. A long, livid scar stretches from his left eye to his mouth, she said. She said he forced her into the bathroom of the home, ripped off her blouse, a penknife. She said ic told her: "Now you are eds here and in Middletown cross the Connecticut River, came when a ank of alcohol went off. THE FLAMES at times burst like rocket blasts 500 'eet high. Flaming debris was scattered over a wide area. Between 20 and 100 fam- lies were evacuated tempo- rarily from their homes, a few aged persons in ambulances. Eight firemen were burned when they were sprayed by an exploding barrel of acid. Loss was estimated at ap- proximately half a million dollars. they emphasized only an end to the Soviet threat to West Berlin will persuade the United States to accept a summit conference. The French attitude toward a sum- mit meeting is similar. The British official who (Continued Page A-6, Col. 4) Report Nixon Backs Early Summit Meet SVERDLOVSK, Soviet Union President Nixon motored deep'into the semi-secret Ural moun- tain area today and received cheers every mile of the Beach Plan" Approved by State Board of City's Share of Oil Sum: Slated for Prpject BY HARRY FULTON Expenditure of from Long Beach's share of the tideland oil revenue to build a public parking lot oh the central beach was ap- proved today by the State Lands Commission. According to the city's ap- plication, filed with the pro- ject, the proposed parking lot will be situated on the tide- land portion of the beach ly- ing south of Bixby Park. The lot, designed to ac- comodate 615 automobiles, will be feet long and 130 feet wide. THE BREAKDOWN on es- timated cost shows required for a sub-base and asphalt concrete surfacing, for landscaping, for a sprinkler system and for lighting standards nd equipment, all totaling The cost of constructing ccess ramps is estimated at including extensive ul-iind-fill work necessary to raverse Hie high bluff which epnrates Ocean Blvd. and lie beach. Use of the city's share of he tidclnhd money for this wrposc previously was ap- >rovcd by Ally. Gen. Stanley tfosk. In a formal opinion on the subject, he held that the expenditure would "permit the beneficial use and enjoy- ment of the adjoining public tideland beach, which is a proper trust purpose, state- wide in nature." ABOUT SIX weeks ago, a ruling by Mosk was followed jy a Stale Lands Commission authorization for (he city to use from its tide- ands fund for beach mainte- nance and operation. In another action taken to- day, the Lands Commission ngrced to continue negotia- tions with Long Beach aimed nt settling the upland-tideland loimdary d i s pule involving the city and the state. The action was taken on advice of Asst. Atty. Gen. Dan Kaufmann, who said a stipulation has been agreed upon by the disputing parties which will protect the rights of the state while negotiations are being conducted. Earthquake Jolts Isle of Jersey ST. HELIER, Isle of Jersey (AP) This channel island was rocked by an earthquake for 10 seconds today. Build- ings throughout the island were shaken, and some per- sons said they appeared to be lifted off the ground. No dam age was reported, however. SAGA OF LITTLE ENGINE Weather- Variable cloudiness to- night and early Friday, but mostly sunny late Friday morning and aft- ernoon. Little change in temperature. Maximum temptralure by noon to- day: 79. Bolt for Freedom Ends in Collision HARTFORD, Conn. little switch engine was idling in the engine house Wednesday midnight when free- dom beckoned. Nobody was aboard and the track looked clear. The little engine began to ease down the tracks, off toward freedom, away from the same old routine of switching back and forth, back and forth. Distant places were ahead. Nobody noticed and the little engine kept going. Out toward the edge of the switching yards it went, picking up speed. And then the little engine who thought it tould found out that it couldn't. AFTER TRAVELING a half mile, the little engine found itself meeting a 110-car freight train Just leaving the yards, moving very slowly. The two collided. Seven freight cars were derr.iled. So was the little engine. The wreckage slowed up ,'raffic on two tracks of the New Haven Railroad. New Haven officials were not proud of the little engine's try. They said they couldn't understand it be- cause the handbrake wits-set. But there are those who think they can understand. way. Speaking lo officials of a copper mine he visited during the forenoon, Nixon came out with a very strong indication that he favors either a quick meeting of President hower and.Premier Khrush- chev or a quick agreement at Geneva which would pcrtnil a summit conference. "I do not pretend that per- sonal contact would solve il.-e basic problems of the he said and added briefly later: "This trip of mine will be followed by others including contact between other lead- ers." t THE STATEMENT came in the wake of reports that he was on the verge of recom- mending that President Eisen howcr invite Khrushchev to the United Slates for a visit He has repeatedly remarke< that a look .is worth a hun dred descriptions. Herbert Klein, Nixon's press spokesman, said he is inclincc to the belief Nixon referred lo the hope that a way would be found for a summit confer ence. 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