Press-Telegram (Newspaper) - March 4, 1959, Long Beach, California
MR. K LEVELS NEW BLAST AT WEST AS ABBOTT WATCHES 'WHO'S ON Lou Costello Dies at 53 Tress The Southland's Finest Evening Newspaper LONG BEACH 12, CALIF., WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4, 1959 Vol. 56 PRICE 10 CENTS CLASSIFIED HE 58 PAGES TELEPHONE HE S-I181 HOME EDITION (Six Editions Daily] U. S. Defenses Adequate Ike Says: Hits War Talk COMIC LOU COSTELLO who died of a heart attack in Hollywood, and his long-time partner, Bud Abbott, perform their celebrated "Who's on comedy routine. Abbott was watching a film of this routine on television when he received a phone call that Costello had Wirephoto.) Mr. K Promises Separate Treaty to German Reds LEIPZIG, East Germany Premier Nikita Khrushchev said today the Soviet Union will sign a separate peace treaty with East Germany if the West fails to come to terms on an all-German settle- ment, Khrushchev accused the West of refusing his pro- posals on Germany without proposing any alterna- tives "that a normal human intelligence can agree to." ----------------------------------The Western allies have A MONTH Solon Gets U. S. Rent for Porch By JAMES BACON Pms MoTlwi prchjre V HOLLYWOOD Death called the final cue for chubby comedian Lou Costello while, by coincidence, Bud Abbot watched a TV movie of the team's famed "Who's on routine. "Tell me, why was I watch- ing thai picture at that par- ticular time? I never watch it. Terms Russia Attitude Now as Less Rigid Macmilian Urges Study of Partial Europe Fullback By MERRIMAN SMITH WASHINGTON (UP1) President Eisenhower- warned today against war-scare talk stemming from East-West ten- sions, saying the nation's de- fenses are powerful and satisfactory for the present. The President said it was true that the United States was forced by Russian propa- ganda and vituperation to live in a half-world of peace and threat. But he thought it was unwise to devote so STANDING ROOM ONLY How do the common people of Russia look when they turn out to see a visitor like British Prime Minister Harold Macmilian? Here is a cross-section closeup of Russian faces in the crowd at Kiev's airport when Macmilian came to that capital city of the Ukraine during his Wirephoto.) fter all, I've seen it a thou- much discussion to the nd times. And yet there possibility of this country ere Lou and I doing that..." suffering some form of Abbott, who had seen little attack. his old sidekick since their Eisenhower, speaking spe- plitup in 1957, cried Tuesday cificany of the strategic Air Command, said he saw no present need for an airborne alert with bombers constant- ly aloft. But he thought the day might come when such an alert would be necessary. WASHINGTON Indiana freshman House member is drawing a month from the govern- ment as rent for the front porch of his home in Mun- cie, used as his congres- sional district office. His wife presides there at a salary at a month. Acknowledging this to- day, Rep. Randall S. Har- mon, a Democrat, told a re- porter he thought it per- fectly proper to rent Ihe front porch as office space. "It's nobody's business but my Harmon add- ed in tones of irritation. "It's a two-room, closed-in porch and it makes a good office." f, f> HARMON SATD the rental check goes to his wife, Mary, who runs the district office. "You act like we're stealing the taxpayers' Harmon said. 'That's not so. My wife .made the arrangements for office and it's a con 'venient place for it." He said his wife and two office employes work 'in the office. Harmon was a factor; worker in Muncie befon his election. "I don't care what you write about me Harmon said. "I don't read the newspapers. I do have the home town papers sent here, but 5 don't read any- thing in that except the funny papers." i lie YYCSLtJiii allies imvc refused to recognize he told of how he received c le news of the 53-year-old Otto Grotewohl's Red death. German regime, which a a las faced a free election, as HEART ATTACK his lj econd within a week toot d egal government. The life only minutes a insisted they would not he had sent his wife with it on Berlin from the hospital with iat the Russians propose to cook dinner give up this the couple's youngest s hild. t 4 turned to a nurse and n THE SOVIET leaded he wanted to be rolled ed in a 20-minute speech on his side. lis government wants think I'll be more com- >eace and needs peace were his final carry out its seven-year j. And thus ended the comedy nomic expansion of a modern day Khrushchev had just who made a world c rived in town for away two wars and the with his East German Communist allies and a visit bomb while he a clowned through a personal 1 life filled with illness and Leipzig's big spring trade Speaking before a crowd in a rain at THE DECADE from Leuschner Platz, he to 1953, Costello suf- all the Soviet Union wants six serious illnesses of them rheumatic fever "However much these peo >le he said of wester eaders, "nothing will com of and the tragic drowning of his only son. Infant Lou Costello Jr. wandered into the family swim- pool in 1943. A CROWD which the Eas German Communist radio cs timated as "tens of thousand heard the brief speech with out marked enthusiasm. The did cheer and applaud, dedicated his life from :hen on to making children laugh but, in doing so, he made Presidents laugh too. Abbott and Costello performed their famous "Who's on baseball routine when he spoke of times for the late Presi- "In the name of the Franklin D. Roosevelt, he said, "I told them it was his all- that those people could comedy favorite. reasonable who are ble for signing a peace who was born (Continued on Pg. A-4, on Pg. A-4, Col. 3) FOR THE MOMENT, lid emphatically, meast he taken by the Defense Depart- ment are completely ade quate. The President said the Western allies were some- what optimistic as a result of Russia's latest note on the Berlin crisis. He indicated the United States was willing to consider all kinds of solutions for the problem of German unifica tion and peace treaty. Eisenhower told his news conference the note from So- viet Premier Nikita Khrush- chev last Monday was filled with distortions, but it shows a somewhat less rigid attitude (Continued on Pg. A-4, Col. 5) Apartment Verges on Collapse LOS ANGELES a stubby version of the Leaning Tower of Pisa, a four-story apartment building tilts omin- ously today over Figueroa St. "t appears to be held up only by four automobiles, wedged against its wall when it slipped suddenly from its foundation Tuesday. Two hundred and fifty scrambled into the street when the ancient frame struc Mrs. Duncan Tells of Suicide Attempt VENTURA Elizabeth Duncan, pictured at her murder trial as a mother so jealous she ar- anged the slaying of her daughter-in-law, dramatical y took the witness stand today and said: 1. She opposed her son's-------------------------------------- Castro Accepts Bid to Talk in Washington NEW ORLEANS MB Prime Minister Fidel Castro of Cuba will address news- paper editors in Washington next month. George W. Healy Jr., presi dent of the American Society of Newspaper Editors, said Tuesday night the revolu- tionary leader had cabled him acceptance of the ASNE's in vitation to speak at its annual meeting in Washington on April 17. lure sagged Just after dark. AS THE WALLS twisted fire escapes were renderec useless, leaving the front doo the only exit. Jack Mason said he was stunned by plas ter falling from his ceiling Guy Steele, 68, collapsed from shock. A 6-year-old girl wa slightly hurt. Firemen roped off the area and refused to allow the cars to be moved from against the building at 334 S. Figueroa St. Dep. Fire Chief William R. carriage from the start, part- y because she believed the ouple had pre-marital sexual elations. 2. She quarreled with the daughter-in-law, Olga, only a week after the wedding. 3. She was "terribly upset" when her son spent his wed- ding night with his bride, in stead at the apartment he had shared with her. 4. She was once so shaken by a quarrel with her son that she tried suicide. Mrs. Duncan is accused o hirring two men to strangl the pretty Canadian nurse who became the bride of he son, Frank. SHE HAD MAINTAINED a ight-lipped silence about the death until she began he .estimony today as the sta witness in her own defense. Of her son's marriage t mar much opposed to the riage." The day after the cere mony, she said, Frank cam to her home. 'I said, 'Frank, did yo marry that 'Yes, J did he said. I told him he prom ised he wouldn't. But h wouldn't talk to me about it. Of the bride, she said: accused her of sleeping wit Frank before the marriag nd she admitted it." MRS. DUNCAN said she isited the couple's apartment space, week after the wedding and ot into an argument with le bride. "I told her T did not want er married to my son. She old me to get out of the ouse, that I was absolutely lot wanted there." She said her son took her home. Of the suicide try, she said: "It doesn't take a coward Continued on Pg. A-4, Col. 1 Satellite Flies Close to Moon WASHINGTON (ff) gold-plated Pioneer IV swept ever closer to the moon today in America's most successful probe into mysteries of outer WHERE TO FIND IT The U. S. Treasury, whether t likes it or not. is contribut-' ng to inflationary pressures. See the second article of a series on Page B-6. Scientists confidently pre- licted the shining cone with ts load of instruments to pro- 'ide radioed information on ipace will speed past the moon at p.m. PST. They said Pioneer will pass within miles of the moon slightly to the east and south from an earth view- point. At the time of moon pas- sage Pioneer IV will be about miles from the earth Beach B-l. Hal B-9. B-9. C-5 to 10. Comic 11. B-7. Death B-2. B-8. B-3. Shipping A-8. C-l, 2, 3, 4. A-1S. Tides, TV, B-12. B-9. B-4, S. Your A-2. TWO POLICE IMPERSONATORS SCARE VICTIMS ON L B. STREETS Heavy Okta. Snow Warning ksued OKLAHOMA CITY warning of heavy snow was issued for the Oklahoma Pan handle today. The Weather Bureau saic accumulations up to 4 inches was expected. Blowing dus also was forecast for the western part of the state. Armed 'Junior Cop' Terrorizes Housewife and Girl A teenage, sel f-describediby the rifle-bearing teenager 'junior cop" with a loaded after her brakes went out while she was driving on Hill St. guard's badge and forced Miss Mary R. Tierney, 27, of 3800 E. Ocean Blvd., to curb her ar. Mrs. Darlene Marie Hub- bard, 19, of 2006 Marshal Ct. rifle terrorized a young house- wife and a high school girl lere Tuesday. In a second police imper- sonation incident, a middle aged man flashed a private Ave. As the car finally rolled UNABLE TO stop, she went through a red light at Atlantic icket to driving without brakes. The "junior cop" ordered ler to move over, then drove the car to a nearby service to a stop, the teenager ap pearcd and said: "I'm a junior cop. Your driver's me see it You can't park here." Mrs. Hubbard refused to ng through the red light." I Mrs. Hubbard drove to the lome of Sandra Allena Mc- Dugald, 16, of 2340 American Ave., Dewey Continuation station and obtained brake High School student. told police she was confronted move, saying she preferred a fluid. He paid for it, refusing payment from Mrs. Hubbard. SHE THEN told him she was going to a girlfriend's house, according to the police report. He insisted on going with her to "discuss your go aimed it at Miss McDugald and said: "Don't make me mad." AFTER THE discussion, all three walked out of the house and the teenager left. In the other case, Miss incident for about 20 minutes. During this time, the teen- ager unloaded and loaded his The teenager went inside with the young housewife. In Tierney told police she mo- Miss McDugald's presence, mentarily double-parked on they discussed the red-light Orange Ave. near 2nd St. to view mirror, she saw a man driving behind her and sig- naling for her to pull over. She ignored him. He drove alongside her, flashed a private guard's badge and forced her to the curb. He double-parked as he let out a passenger. As she drove on, she heard the continuous blasting of a rifle several times. Once heihorn. Looking in her rear came out to talk to her. Just as the trajectory and as he demanded to see her earth's rotation carried and its speed will have dropped to about miles an hour. That is slightly more than the distance to the moon jccausc of a slight error in flight angle which will carry Pioneer farther to one side of the moon than had been noped for by the National Aeronautics and Space Ad- ministration. e THE CONE'S speed at 10 a. m. PST, when it was an estimated miles away from earth was miles an hour. The little space craft still was on a near-miss course past the moon toward a pre- dicted orbit around the sun where the Russians claim they already have a satellite. The giant tracking station at Goldstone Dry Lake in California's Mojave Desert re- established radio contact at a.m. and reported the gold-plated cone miles out with its speed down to miles an hour. The Goldstone station, which had been out of touch with the Pioneer for more than 15 hours at the time of the contact, expected to lose touch again around 4 p.m. driver's license, a police pa- probe below the horizon. A trol car came into view. The distance of miles from man ran back to his car and sped away. earth was calculated for that hour.