Press-Telegram (Newspaper) - March 6, 1959, Long Beach, California
Snowstorms Tornadic Winds Smash Midwest PATROLMAN DIRECTS traffic .round Mailed Iruck north of Wichita, Kan., during ONLY A FEW PEDESTMANS venture out on downtown street in Da Moln.. as .lorn pound, to... Squall Tears Out Wall of ford Plant 10 Deaths in Iowa; Michigan Schools Out, Buses Stalled A vast March storm today spread into new territory with driving snow and smash ing winds. The storm that had dumped up to 1% feet of snow on eight midwestern states was centered in Michigan this morning. A squall that resembled a small tornado ripped out a 60-foot section of a wall of the Ford Motor Co. parts plant in Monroe, Mich. None of the 250 workers was hurt and operations continued. A GREYHOUND bus was stranded on U. S. 27 about 12 miles south of Cheboygan, Mich. A snowplow was sent to the rescue but conditions were so bad it .had to turn back. Another G r e y h o und bus was reported marooned on State Road 68 between Indian River shd Alanson, Mich. All schools in Cheboygan and surrounding counties were closed. St. Ignace was virtually isolated. Iowa, staggering from the impact of the worst blizzard in 10 years, struggled to throw off its snow strait- jacket. Iowa reported 10 storm death. THE STORM was headed into the Northeast. Snowfall of 4 to 8 inches was forecast for northern Vermont and New Hampshire and Maine expectel up to a foot. Another major storm hit the Southeast. A record 6.63 inches of rain deluged the Charleston, S. C., airport in a 24-hour period. It measured 4.34 inches in downtown Charleston. La Crosse, .Wis., came close to a standstill. All the schools were closed. Several manu- facturing plants shut their doors for a long weekend. Mail deliveries were canceled Telephone service was placed on an emergency basis. A state of emergency was declared in Ripon, Wis., and pupils stayed overnight in Ripon High School. Strong winds closed high ways in southeastern Minne- sota faster than crews could open them. Scores of cars were stalled. IKE, CAPITOL CHIEFS UNITED FRONT ON E SPRING AND a pretty'ljttle girl aren't far behind the first crocus spotted .Thursday in Cincinnati. Ann Carr, 16 months old, reaches for the flower, an :early growing harbinger .of photo.) onvict Holds Mad 4 Hostages in Wounds Pioneer's Finally WASHINGTON IV vanished intc space today and may. never be heard from again The space probe tracking station at Goldstone Calif., lost contact at a. m. today when th probe's transmitting signals became very weak. 8 Marines Die in Crash of Transport CHERRY POINT, N.C. W) Marines died early today when their R4Q Flying Boxcar crashed here in a driving rainstorm. One crew> man survived. AF Denies Discoverer to Return INGLEWOOD Mil waukee newspaper said today an attempt will be made to recover part of the satellite Discoverer I. The Air Force said it isn't so. As has been announced pre- viously, attempts will be made to recover animal-carrying capsules in later shots in the Discoverer series. But a spokesman for the Air Force Ballistic Missile Di- vision, which is running the series, said there is no re covery equipment aboart Discoverer 1, fired last Satur day into the first polar orbit The Milwaukee Journal, in a story by science writer Harry Pease, quoted Dr. iorner J. Stewart of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration as say- ng Discoverer 1 contains "a recovery equipment." At that time the probe wa raveling toward the sun i about miles an hou miles from the earth The Goldstone station in stalled a special filter in it tracking gear and followe the space probe Ifor an add tional nine minutes. .The last contact was mad at about a.m. Asked if there was an likelihood of further contai with Pioneer IV a spokesma For the National Aeronautic and Space Administratio said it was unlikely. HE ADDED that since th probe's battery apparent had gone dead, it was unlik ly that the Goldstone statio would make any furthe search for it. We think that this is it he said. "Pioneer IV is gone fo (Continued on Pg. A-5, Col. HOME The Southland's Finest Evening Newspaper LONG BEACH 12, CALIF., FRIDAY, MARCH 6, 1959 Vol. LXXIl-No. 28 PRICE 10 CENTS CLASSIFIED HE 38 PAGES TELEPHONE HE 5-1161 EDITION (Six Editions Daily) S O U T H PITTSBURGH, 'enn. patrol- men from three states con- erged on this tri-state border rea today after a desperate .labama convict abandoned he car in which he held four persons hostage for more than 2.hours. The Tennessee Highway 'atrol said the car stolen by Villiam E. Smothers In his reedom bid was found on a rural road at the Tennessee liver near here. Officers believe Smothers is on foot. The patrol said at east 26 Tennessee, Alabama and Georgia highway cars were in the area, a hilly farm- ng and mining section. Smothers, serving 160 years in prison on six robbery con victions, overpowered the pa trolman and a'trusty convicl n a police car south of Bir mingham Thursday. "HE USED a key he.madi limself to unlock his hand (Continued on Pg. A-5, Col. 2 25 Africans Die in Bus Accident DURBAN, South 'Africa said today that 25 native.mine worker ire killed and 23 other were injured Thursday when a bus left the road on a curv and plunged into a deep ra vine near Matatiele, Has Griqualand. Gunman Kills 2, Three in L A. LOS ANGELES razeed gunman killed a police fficer and a cafe patron late "hursday night and'wounded tiree other before he ell mortally Wounded In in xchange of gbhfire. Police identified the gun man as George J. Arevalo, 46, f East Los Angeles. They aid he shot and killed Detec- ive J. >L. Castellanos, and ritically wounded Detective A. Garcia, each 36. -The f fleers had gone to the home >f Arevalo's estranged wife, Alice, to investigate, a shoot- ng incident involving Are- 'alo. Arevalo, hiding' in the bushes hear the house opened fire as the detectives walked out with his relatives police said. POLICE SAID Arevalo had jeen ejected twice from cafe operated by Miss Marj Loera. The second time .hi drew a revolver and sho Miss Loera in the forearm. A cafe patron, Carlos Car rana of Whittier, was sho and killed by Arevalo, invest! gators said, when he raced into the street after the gun man. He had wrestled wit! Arevalo in the restauran after Miss Loera was shot. Mrs. Arevalo's uncle. Ale Verdenas, 77, was shot in tin chest by a bullet from Are valo's gun as he walked from the house with the detective and his niece. Police said Arevalo hai been scheduled to appear in i: V. .-v" J. L, CASTELLANOS Shot to Death E. A. GARCIA Wounded by Gunman Duncan Hotly Denies Murder Role VENTURA a Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Duncan screamed out the word today as she was accused in court of hiring two me to kill her daughter-in-law., Dist. Atty. Roy Gustafson asked the woman, on trial for her life, why she got a fake annulment of her son Frank's marriage to Canadian nurse Olga Kupczyk Duncan after abandoning a plan to kidnap Frank to get him away from her. "Maybe I said changed my Mrs. Duncan, who is charged with murder (Continued on Pg. A-5, Col. 2) of Olga and also with fraud- YOU STILL MUST DRIVE AT REASONABLE RATE The big transport was ap- proaching this Marine Air Station on instruments ai a.m. when it crashed. Sgt. Ralph J. Mauro Jr., of Hamden, Conn. He was taken to the Naval Hospital at nearby Camp LeJeune where he was listed in critical con- dition. The office said the names of the dead would be released after THE MAIN ATM in firing Discoverer I was to test the propulsion and guidance sys- tems, the Air Force said. It has been unofficially re t ported that the later animal carrying Discoverer capsules The survivor was Acting will be ejected, while pro- tected by a nose cone, near the Hawaiian Islands. These reports said planes dragging nets will attempt to catch them as they parachute toward the sea. Other reports public information have indicated the Navy is notification of next-of-kim (into sea. working on various plans for recovery if the capsules fair 65-Mi. Speed Limit Voted for State SACRAMENTO highway speed limit is going up to a flat 65 next Jan. 1. Legislation wiping out the state's flexible 55-miles- per-hour limit was on its way to Gov. Brown today with a resounding vote from both houses. Gov. Brown announced at a press conference today that he would sign the bill. He also said that, when it be- comes effective, he will ask the highway patrol to enforce the limit "to the letter of the law." "I think it would be a good idea if everyone slowed down a he said. He added that he was sure the public would accept the new fixed law if the courts show that they mean business. The Senate completed action on the bill Thursday, giv- ing 28-6 passage to the measure which Brown heartily endorsed. The Assembly previously approved it, 58-16. California's so-called prima facie speed limit was first enacted in 1935. U sets the maximum at 55 but says in effect you can go faster if it's safe. Under the prospective new law, anything over 65 will be illegal. Proponents acknowledged, however, that as a practical matter, the California Highway Patrol allows a leeway of about five miles an hour. The Senate vote showed surprising strength for the new governor in final passage of the first major bill that Brown has actively supported. The test came from among a group of senators who indicated they didn't think 65 was fast enough, that the limit should be set at 70 or pushed up on freeways or open road. Joining in criticism of the bill, President Pro tern Hugh M. Burns (D-Fresno) declared it doesn't make any differ- ence if you drive 65 or 165 on some open highways. The bill authorizes the Department of Public Works to zone highways for speeds under 65 on the basis of engineering surveys. And, importantly, it continues the state's basic speed law. This requires you to drive at a "reasonable or pru- speed, with due regard for traffic and highway con- ditions. ulently obtaining the anmi ment. "YOU INTERFERED by ge ting an said Gus tafson, "and you also inte: fered by getting two kill Olga Duncan, didn't you' cried Mrs. Duncan 'that's a It was the first time i three days on the witnes stand that Mrs. Duncan wa flatly accused of hiring tw men to kidnap and murde the dark-heared nurse. Aug ustine Baldonado and Lu Moya have previously ad mitted killing the daughter in-law of Mrs. Duncan. The prosecution charges she did it because she wa intensely jealous of Olga marriage to her 30-year-ol attorney son. She has admitted posing a Olga to get a fraudulent ai nulment, and plotting to kid nap her son from his bridi t EARLIER TODAY Mr Duncan hotly denied sh (Continued on Pg. A-5, Col. 1 Weather- Low clouds and fog tonight and early Satur- day. SKghtly cooler. )emos, GOP irm Agaii ted Pressure WASHINGTON Wl W- Con- gressional' leaders talked over le Berlin situation with Pr'es- dent Eisenhower today and raided a united stand -of rmness against Soviet ireats 'and for any eventuality. Democrats and Republicans lined in hitting that note fter a 90-minute White ouse conference. Yet they mphasired that firmnesi oes not mean rigidity or unj. illingness to negotiate. "There is no thought of ielding to Senate. Democratic Chief Lyridp'n qhnson of Texas told news; men. He added that on the other and the United States. and ts Allies are determined to explore every possible avenue which could maintain peace with honor. EISENHOWER and Brit- ain's Prime Minister Harold Vlacmillan will open talks here March 20 on the situa- tion. Macmillan also will re- view for the President his re- cent Moscow conferences with Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev. Announcement of the defi- nite plans by Macmillan to come here was made by the British and U. S. governments Before Eisenhower's confer- ence with the congressional eaders. Accompanying Johnson to [Continued on Pg. A-5, Col. 3) WHERE TO FIND.IT A State Senate committee has challenged the fitness of Dr. Cornelius H. Siemens, 'ormer president of Compton College, to continue as head of Humboldt State College on grounds of improper financial dealings. See Page A-8. B-l Hal A-ll. A-ll. C-2to 12 7. C-l. Death B-2. B-S. Shipping C-l, D-I, 2, 3. D-5. Tides, TV, Vital C-l. A-ll. B-4. Your A-2.