Press-Telegram (Newspaper) - June 23, 1959, Long Beach, California
106 INMATES RIOT, TAKE 5 HOSTAGES Mental Cases Armed, Said 'Desperate' Officers Await Escape Attempt With Guns, Masks SPRINGFIELD, Mo. Rioting mental ly unstable and some con- sidered desperate were re- ported attempting to hammer their way to freedom today through a 36-inch brick wall at the U.S. Medical Center here. The 106 inmates seized five guards as hostages Monday night when they took over three buildings in a section of the prison known as JO North, and were holding them at knifepoint. Sheriff Glenn Hendrix, after an fiour's con- ference inside the prison with the warden, Dr. Russell 0. Settle, told newsmen the rioters were trying to break out through the wall in the northwest corner of the wing.! Should they succeed, they would emerge into an open area covered by the guns of heavily armed guards, city police, sheriff's deputies and state troopers. The corner could be brought under fire from two guard towers as, well as from ground patrols. 4 NO OFFICIAL word had come from prison authorities, WIFE OF HOSTAGE Mrs. Leonard of a guard seized by rioting prison inmates at Springfield, goes stoically about her kitchen duties today while awaiting word of her husband's Herter Will Te9l Nation of Allied No-Retreat View WASHINGTON of Stale Christian except an order to other A. Herter is reported ready to proclaim an Allied "no guards to do nothing to pro-'rctreat" stand in future talks with the Russians on the Tress The Southland's Finest Evening Newspaper LONG BEACH 12, CALIF., TUESDAY, JUNE 23, 1959 32 PAGES PRICE 10 CENTS TELEPHONE i Vol. 121 HOME EDITION (Six Editions Daily] CLASSIFIED HE 2-5959 voke the psychoneurotic pris oners for Tear that any ag- gressive action might en- danger the lives of the five hostages. Apparently, however, the deadlocked Berlin issue. Herter is to outline his views in a nationwide tele- vision-radio report to the American people tonight. His _. 15-minute speech will seek to some move. Shortly before 11 a.m. the Highway Patrol de- exP1ain why six weeks of livered 100 gas masks bor-jtensive talks at Geneva failed rowed from the Army at Ft.ito ease east-west tensions Leonard Wo'od, Mo., and Germany's fate, thereafter all guaVds who could be seen from outside the prison were wearing the! masks strapped to their'the main of Kerters President Eisenhower is understood to have jaddress White waists and carrying clubs. during No guns arc ever meeting Monday. With insfde- the medical centei1 and none had been taken inside this morning. Guards nor- mally either are unarmed or Secretary Hcrter's mes- sage will be carried today on television on Channels 2 and '1 at 9 p.m. and on Channel 7 at 11 p.m. If will he broadcast on KFI at p.m., KLAC at p.m. KABC at p.m. KNX at p.m. and merely carry sandbags. THE ONLY entrances to 10 North are ground doors open- ing onto the exercise ground and a tunnel to the adminis- tration building. There are two check points in this full backing, he nel and the rioters control is reported ready to tell the one of them. American people: Associate Warden G. 1. The United States, Brit- Richards said that although ain and France have reached the rioters had been in occa-irock bottom in the conces- Spy Fuchs Flying to E. Berlin LONDON spy Klaus Fuchs took off for dow, poli'ce said. Fatal Blaze Rips Norse Resort Hotel 7 Bodies Found; Guests Include I 30 Americans STALHEIM, Norway Fire raged before dawn today through the resort Hotel Stal- heim in which 130 Americans we're staying. Seven bodies were found and six or seven persons were missing hours after the blaze, a police spokesman said. About 35 persons were in- jured, either by the flames 01 by jumping from the windows of the hotel. The police spokesman said the missing persons may not have perished in the flames. "The guests are now spread over a huge he said. "The situation is confused. It ;may take some time to clear t up." OTHER GUESTS in the lotel included 12 British, 4 Swedes and some Norwegians. The 99-room hotel was re- duced to ashes in two hours although all nearby communi- ties sent iiremen to help against the flames. j The sevan dead were not mmediately identified. They were believed to have been >uests since hotel employeSj- ive in another building. One! burned to death 'gQ woman ler room. At least one patron perished jumping from a win- sional telephonic communica- tion with the warden's office, authorities still did not know what was behind the riot or what demands the prisoners might make. Sheriff Hendrix sions they will offer Russia in order to settle the Berlin crisis. 2. The Kremlin must re- scind its ultimatum-like dead- line for an end to Allied rule said the in West Berlin if a new round riot was led by "six or seven' of foreign ministers' talks in convicts and that one ofiGeneva is to avoid the same (Continued Page A-5, Col. 1) (Continued on Pg. A-5, Col. 5) Communist East Berlin in a Polish Airlines plane today. East German spokesmen in East Berlin said Fuchs would be admitted to that country. Presumably he will go to live with his 8-1-year-old father, Prof. Emil Fuchs, at Leipzig. The 47-year-old Fuchs was brought in a police-escorted car from Wakefield Prison, ISO miles northeast of Lon- don, where he had served 9 years, 3 months of a 14-year sentence for spying on Brit sh and American atomic se- crets for Russia. He was giv- en credit for good conduct while in prison. SCOTLAND YARD'S plain- clothes men and airport po- lice ringed the Polish airliner and the entire departure area as Fuchs went aboard. The British government has MOBILE BIRD NEST Mrs. B. H. Williams of Oklahoma City mops her brow, relieved to discover the source of trouble in her car's engine, ft's a bird's nest, containing one egg, found inside air Wircpholo.) DEATH DECATUR This was the grim scene in Decatur, Ala., Monday after the head-on crash of a car and truck. Bodies of three of the five persons killed lie covered in fore- ground. All were riding in the car. Truck driver wasn't photo.) Pat Warns FORGOTTEN FORTUNE Aspirants WITNESSES said the blaze apparently began in one of the rooms. When it was over, only a concrete wing re- mained standing. The Hotel Stalheim, the older section of which dates By MORR1E LANDSBERG SACRAMENTO UPI Gov. Edmund G. Brown in effect told Democratic presidential aspirants today to keep out of California's primary next year. In his strongest statement indicated he just might be thinking of trying for the said that the German-bornl "We went early to bed and physicist was free to go any- where after his release. back to 1912, was insured It was the second fire in. 48 hours to wreck a hotel crowded with Brown said statements by icans. The five-floor Gov- Abraham sadors Hotel on R'bicoff Sunday led him famed Via Veneto caught fire to believe that Sen. John F early Sunday. Three maids.Kcnlietly (D-Mass) would not ho jumped or fell from California's presidential top story were kilted. primary. MRS. B. MARRER of Los BROWN PREVIOUSLY let Angeles was among the Kennedy know, during a visit Americns injured. here, that he intends to heac Her husband said they had the California delegation to arrived Monday night by bus'the Democratic national con- with about 20 other in I.os Angeles. The governor was askec ported three busloads of tour- whether he expected other ists arrived at the hotel Mon-jDemocrats to file in Cali- day night. tfornia. asked to be called at hope (hey he said. He added, however, that primary Marrer said. "We did not "we have a direct Some members of ParHa. Know anything before the anyone who wants to can .u- 'alarm screamed. We lived It's his aim, he told his ment has protested that be- caus tific ability and experience, Fuchs should not be allowed cause of his training second floor. I opened the, A [door, and smoke and flames: news conference, to have a LII1C anilltv ann pvnnnpnr-p i struck at us. to fall into Communist hands.; door. But Home Secretary Rich-r ard A. Butler told the House Marilyn Has of Commons any once secret- _ knowledge he had was far out of date in view of the vast developments which have taken place since he went behind bars. I slammed trie-united state delegation to the jnational convention. Does he still expect to run as a nominal favorite son candidate? Divorce Wrangle Ties Up One Check Two persons listed in The Press-Telegram's "Forgot- en Fortune" column today will not be surprised to see their names. thousands of others, these two know they have a federal income tax refund check coming. But since filing their return, the man and woman have divorced. He wants to claim the check, but can't unless she agrees to also apply her signature. And she has written to the Internal Revenue Service at Los Angeles saying she isn't "interested one bit in help- ing him get a cent." INSTRUCTIONS If your name appears in today's list, DO NOT Internal Revenue Service (Refund Dept.) 312 N. Spring St. Los Angeles, Calif. Write a letter provid- ing enough information to properly identify your- self as the person to whom a check has been issued hut never de- livered. The information should include the ap- proximate amount you believe is owed to you, your Social Security number, an old bill or statement giving your name and address the IRS last had for you and, if possible, a carbon copy of your return. Also give the year un- der which your name ap- pears in the lists. STATE LAW prohibits un- WHERE TO FIND IT m 'Corrective1 has customarily headed his respective slate. NEW YORK Screen "I think I'll just leave it star Marilyn Monroe today'favorite son' and let them underwent .in o pe ra t i o it the way they TV's 1VS vjtoipc. Reeves, left the hulk of hisi estate to wife of film execu- nalllrc and live. Story on A-3. Ketcham Ex-Wife of Cartoonist MOUNT SHASTA Mrs. Alice L. Ketcham, 41, Beach B-l .Hal B-7 B-7 D-I to 7 C-6, 7 C-4. B-6 Death B-2 B-3 Shipping C-l, 2, 3 A-4 Tides, TV, D-8 Vital C-5 B-7 B-4, a Your A-2 .vhich was described by Brown replied. "3 said is still num. jformer wife of cartoonist "corrective." I am only going to be a Hank Ketcham, who draws Miss Monroe's s the died A 1952-1953 ALLEN, Glenn P.; 1141 Rou bidoux, Wilmington. ALLEN, Alice, 432 W. 8th St Long Beach. ALEXANDER, Russell, 1631 Orchard, Bellflower. AKOVENKO, Robert L., 20 Kelp St., Manhattan Beach B 1952-195.1 BECK, John T., 1102 E. lit St., Long Beach. BECK, Suzanne, 111 W. Pike Long Beach. BEERS, William E., Box 296 Garden Grove. BE1SEEL, P. G. L. L., 31 Orange Ave., Santa Ana. BELL, Katheryn, 2211 Bar hour Court, San Pedro. BELMONT, R. L. A, M. Jr., Via Carmelitos, Long Beach. BELL, Robert C., 135 Gene- vieve, Torrance. C 1952-1953 CLINTON, W. L. G., Gen- eral Delivery, Long Beach. CLEM, Linus D., 124 E. Myrrh St., Compton. CLARK, R. C. L. J., 222 W. I0th St., Long Beach. CLARK, Bill, N. Maiden, Fullerton. CHRISTOPHERSON, J. 0. Car Plunges 150 Feet Oft larbor Cliff Sedan Flips From San Pedro 1 Killed in Crash A car plunged off an ocean cliff in San Pedro and two autos crashed head-on in .Vilmington early this morn- ng, killing one person and critically injuring three oth- ers. A fourth was slightly inrt. John Boot, 67, of 1833 olden Ave., died in Harbor eneral Hospital shortly after his car was struck headpn on Anaheim St. in Wilmington half a mile from the Long Beach city limits about '3 a.m. Police said an auto driven by William R. Fitzgerald, 20, of 152G Marine Wil- mington, swerved across the double line and smashed into Boot's car which was in f'h'e opposite curb Jane. The speedometer in Fitzgerald's auto was stuck at 85 m.p.hl, officers said. FITZGERALD was takeri to Harbor General near death vith a fractured arm, severe 'ace cuts, head and possible nternal injuries. A short time later, a car driven by Nicholas R. Vuoso, 20, of 1401 W. 20th St., San Pedro, careened off Western Ave. on a turn where it be- comes Paseo del Mar. The sedan dropped down a six-foot embankment, tore through a chain link fence and plummeted 150 feet down a sheer bluff to a beach road- way below leading to Royal Palms. VUOSO SUSTAINED criti- cal head injuries and a frac- tured right shoulder. Also critically hurt was a ger, James Drake, 20, of 1351 W. 27th Dr., San Pedro, who received internal injuries and a collapsed lung. The third occupant of the car, Kenneth I. Taylor, 20, of 647 Islad Ave., Wilmington, suffered severe face cuts. He was thrown from the car be- fore it dropped off the cliff and was least seriously hurt. All three were admitted to Harbor General Hospital. playwright Arthur Miller, first sought to deny that she had any operation at all. Later, however. Miller ac-, governor said. "How serious that is we'll wait and see." ON OTHER subjects, knowledged that she had d e r g o n e he termed] Said he plans a second fly- 'ing "report to the people" (Continued Page A-5, Col. 6) Weather- Low clouds late to- night and early Wednes- day. Mostly sunny and little change in tempera- ture. Maximum temper- ature by noon today: 74. "corrective turgery." A spokesman for Lenox Hill Hospital quoted Miss Monroe's physician as saying there WHS no evidence of pregnancy. The reason for such a state- ment, in the absence of fur- ther details regarding her case, apparently was because Miss Monroe has lost t w o unborn children two years. in the past unexpectedly Monday night. Mrs. Ketcham was motor- ing to Seattle with friends when she was stricken with a brain hemorrhage in this northern California commun- ity. MRS. KETCHAM was trav- eling with Sgt. James Wil- liams of Ft. Ord, Calif., and Mrs. Williams. Williams was en route to Ft. Lewis, Wash., for assignment overseas and his wife was to drive-back with Mrs. Ketcham. The Kelchams were di- vorced last March after Mrs. Ketcham filed the suit. Jazz Great Armstrong in Italy Hospital SPOLETO, Italy UP) American jazz king Louis Armstrong was rushed to Spoleto's Civil Hospital to- day, suffering from an attack of pneumonia. Italian doctors who exam- ined him immediately after the attack early today said that he had suffered a heart attack. But an examination by specialists at the hospital showed that the 58-year-old J. L., LonglN'eSro musician had pneu- Beach. D 1952-1953 DUFUR, Richard W., 98S Santa Cruz, San Pedro. DRUES, C. M., 1137 W. El (Continued Page A-6, Col. 1) Rolling Earthquake Hits Reno District RENO rolling earth- quake hit this area about a.m. today, but there werc: no immediate reports of damage. I The temblor sloshed coffee in breakfast cups and set frame houses to creaking. It lasted about 10 seconds. THE NEW ORLEANS-born trumpeter had come to Spo- leto to participate in the Fes- tival of Two Worlds, directed by American composer Gian- Carlo Menotti. The specialists one nf them a heart man rushed from nearby Perugia said Armstrong's condition was not grave. His wife was at his bed- side. Armstrong was to hava given a concert tonight over the Italian TV network. Menotti said that Arm- strong arrived here Monday night "very, very tired."