Press-Telegram (Newspaper) - March 11, 1959, Long Beach, California
JAIL 'MURDER-HIRF PLOT SUSP byCatalina Hosteler Told Man Who Says He Got.'Proposal Tipi Off Police LOS ANGELES A wealthy Beverly Hills man early today in an alleged "murder for to kill his crippled wife. Kris Albert, 46-year-old owner of the Sea Breeze Motel at Avalon on Santa Cata'lina Island, was booked at the county jail at 3 a.m on suspicion of soliciting an Agoura tractor driver to mur Pearl Albert, 46, of Los Angeles. Detective Sgt. Jack G. Law ton of the sheriff's homicid s4uad and Detective Sgt G. G. Greeley of the Los An geles Police Department, said Albert is accused of pfferin Miguel.Angulo, 43 'to murder the ailing -rfoman Albert was released from r onva KRIS ALBERT, 46tia wealthy hotel man, is shown in The Finest Evening Newspaper LONG BEACH 12, CALIF., WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1, 1959 Vol. 32 PRICE 10 CENTS CLASSIFIED HE 2-5939 52 PAGES TELEPHONE HE 5-1161 HOME EDITION (Six Editions bond approved, by Superior 'judge Lewis'. Drucker. Judge Drucker. ordered him to return to Department 100 at Tuesday to an- swer the writ. AN'GULO SAID Albert came ;to his home Sunday night with an unidentified red-haired woman and told him he was having trouble with his wife, from whom he has', been 'estranged since 1954. very. sick and it would be merciful if she's put'out of the Ang'. quoted Albert as saying. would do both I and the chil- dren a favor." The tractor driver said Al- bert pulled out a roll of bills and'added: "It's worth to have my wife out of the way." According to Angulo, Al- bert'left after telling him he would see him some time this week. DETECTIVES SAID the tractor driver went to the sheriff's station in Malibu after Albert's visit on Sun day' and told. of the allegec plot. He said he figured he'< better tip authorities because he feared Albert might hire spmeone else to murder th' woman. -.-7 Angulo was persuaded t havp another meeting wit the husband. Detectives were assigns to trail Albert, who cam jail in-Los Angeles where he was accused of at- tempting to hire the slaying of his Filial Arguments Started by DA in Duncan Trial VENTURA (AP) prosecutor began final irguments today 'in the Elizabeth Duncan murder trial jy saying: "She is either guilty of murder in the first degree r nothing. There is no second degree or manslaughter The penalty for first de- ree murder is death or life mpri'sonment. Mrs. Duncan, 54, is charged with hiring two men to mur- ler her son's wife. The prosecution contends she was so jealous she couldn't stand o see her son living with another woman. She denies the charge. Iraq Hostile, Nasser Tells Syria Crowd Launches Attack on Red-Influenced Baghdad Leader DAMASCUS Nasser accused Iraq Premier Abdel Karim Kassem today of adopting a hostile policy to- ward the United Arab Re- public and of changing the original course of the Iraqi revolution. Speaking to crowds of dem- onstrators who chanted "Kas- sem is a Nasser launched his first direct at- tack on the leader of Iraq's Communist-influenced govern- ment. Relations between Iraq and the U.A.R. had sunk to a new ow as a result of the Mosul revolt against Kassem's re- gime, which Baghdad authori- :ies announced was crushed Monday. The U.A.R. Middle East News Agency carried a re- port, unconfirmed in other quarters, .that 60 Iraqi rebel officers arid an unstated num- WHERE'S MY DAD? Bruce F. Meyers Jr. of Seattle, Wash., takes low-angle look at Maj. John 13. Wilson of the 1st Marine Division's 1st Battalion as it stands last combat re- view at Camp Pendleton before heading to Okinawa. Bruce's father, is opera- tions-officer and the boy seems determined to find him. Move is first of a series of unit-for-unit replacement shifts, by the Wirepholo.) Bus Goes Wild, Hits Dist. Atty. Roy Gustafson 'inished questioning a string of prosecution rebuttal wit- nesses this morning, then be- gan his arguments. The case could go to the jury late this week 'or er.-ly next week. Campy Son Adjudged Delinquent NEW YORK OP) David Campanella, 15-year-old son ber of civilians were executed Tuesday on Kassem's orders without trial. THE AGENCY quoted Iraqis who fled to Syria as saying Communists were lead- ing a wide-scale purge of Arab Nationalist elements in Mosul, an oil-rich city 220 miles northwest of Baghdad. To many Arabs, Nasser is the guiding star of Arab na- tionalism. Huge -throngs surged through Damascus streets in support of Nasser Man Kills Crowd; 2 Die, 16 Hurt Peeper, Is Jailed OF ers who have confessed that (Continued on Pg. A-4, Col. 2) of former baseball star Roy Campanella, was formally ad- judged today a juvenile de- linquent for breaking into a drug store. He was paroled of his mother Court Justice told reporters n the and a Catholic priest. Children's Sylvia Llese after the closed-door hearing that she had ordered the youth to stay off the streets at night unless accompanied )y an adult. She said she also directed him to keep up with his school studies and try to lead a normal life, pending comple- tion of a full psychological and psychiatric examination. JUSTICE LIESE said David admitted breaking into a n this latest crisis between Baghdad and Cairo. Demonstrators denounced what they called "the mon- strous barbarian acts in Iraq" and said "ths Iraqi martyrs will go to paradise.! Posters declared "no sepa ratism and no opportunism in the Arab motherland." GIRLS CARRYING green and white flags of the U.A.R. shouted: "Communism will be torn down in the Arab moth- erland." In the.welter of rumors on the Mosul affair, there were (Continued on Pg. A-4, Col. 1} Ex-Gov. Knight Gets Medical Test in L. A. LOS ANGELES PITTSBURGH bustling intersection downtown Pittsburgh suddenly became a scene horror Tuekday as a commuter bus jumped a sidewalk and plowed into a crowd during the evening rush hour. Two persons were'- killed and 16 were injured, four Others used handkerchiefs and head scarfs to try to bind the cuts of victims. The stunned bus driver, Jay Lane, was treated for minor injuries then taken to Central Police Station for question- ing. He was released on 000 bond pending an inquest on a technical charge of man- slaughter. LANE WAS SO distraught he was readmitted to a hos- seriously. The Brent wood Motor Coach Co. bus was approach- ing a knot of waiting.passen- gers at Smithfield St. and Forbes Ave. when it veered out of control. The driver said later that his air brakes failed. The bus climbed the curb, cut down a fire-alarm pole and a street light then tore into the crowd and nosed against a plate-glass display window of a department store. ke Cautions on European iround War Says U. S. Has No Intention of Being Lured by Russians WASHINGTON dent Eisenhower said today Lhe United-States has no In- tention of fighting a ground war in Europe. At a news conference, how- ever, he declined to say flatly whether nuclear weapons would be used by American forces in the event the Soviets start shooting. He said firmly the United States will do whatever needs to be done to protect its rights and responsibilities in West Berlin. This government, he said, will never back up in the face of Soviet pressure there. At the same time he said the free world is not going to become hysterical and go off lalf-cocked over the Berlin risis. Inquiry 'among responsible fficials after the news con- erence left no doubt that ;isenhower was saying'that, _s he sees it, any conflict over Berlin would necessarily lead quickly and directly to a jlobal, nuclear clash between he Western powers and the Soviet Union. HILI.SBORO, N. H. An angry husband shot am killed an alleged "Peeping Tom" early today after his pretty wife discovered the man staring through a win- dow while she was taking a sponge bath. County Atty. Conrad Dan ais said he will bring a man slaughter charge agains Reginald Gerbert, a 35-year old Hillsboro woodchopper. .Danis quoted Gerbert a saying he grabbed a rifle, am shot Austin J. Hogan, 23, o Queens drug store on a dare shortly after midnight Feb. 15, but that he denied taking anything. police previously said the Negro boy admitted breaking into the store with a white youth and taking cigarettes, toothpaste and in cash. The druggist said he lost over in cash, merchandise and checks. Justice Liese said that she will decide what punishment to give young Campanella on April 10, WHERE TO FIND IT President Eisenhower once suggested creation of a spe- cial cabinet post for a "super secretary of state" to direct foreign affairs of seven executive departments. See Page A-18. er Gov. Goodwin J. Knight is getting a physical checkup at JCLA Medical Center. The tests wilt take several days. Three of the screaming vic- tims were flung through the window. Several others were trapped under the bus. ONE OF THOSE killed was Sam'Hood, 40, a'reporter and art critic for the Pittsburgh Press. He.was walking back to his office after interview- ing the president of the American Bar Assn., Ross L. Malone. Also killed was Mrs. Sally Flynn Strait, 54, of nearby Baldwin. She was head cash- ier at the Roosevelt Hotel. The crash stunned bystand- ers. Some tugged at the bus to free those trapped beneath. pital shortly after midnight suffering shock. Ten other injured were detained in three hospitals. Detective Bernard Milligan said a check of the bus after the crash showed only the hand brake working. The bus was impounded for closer ex- amination. through the head after he ignored a warning to APPLE BLOSSOM QUEEN "_ Sara Elaine Atwood, 19, of Anchorage, Alaska, a sophomore at Mills College for at Oak- land, has been named queen of the 32nd annual Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival to be held at Winchester, Va., April 30 to May 2. She poses here amid azalea blooms, in lieu of the apple va- riety, not yet Wirep'hoto.) B-I. Hal A-23. A-23. C-5 to 11, B-12, 13. B-8. Death B-2. A-22, B-J. Shipping C-5. C-l to 5. B-16, II. Tides, TV, C-l 2. Vital C-5. A-23. B-4, S, Shoots Son in Quarrel Over Dope TEMPLE CITY A wealthy real estate broker shot his 16-year-old son dur- ing a quarrel over the young- ster's alleged marijuana smoking Tuesday night and was booked on suspicion of assault to commit murder. Everett Marshall Morris 56, had in cashiers ihecks in his possession when he was arrested. His son, Marvin, was taken to St. Luke Hospital with bullet wounds from a .32-caliber re- volver in both thighs. Morris told sheriff's depu- ties he had scolded the boy for associating with question- able characters and smoking marijuana. The boy answered, "I'll do as I please and I'll smoke marijuana as often as I like, Morris told deputies. Morris said he went to a desk and got a revolver and fired at youth. halt. The county attorney quoted Gerbert as telling this story: Mrs. Gerbert, an attractive 26-year-old brunette, was tak- ing a- morning sponge bath at the'kitchen sink. She was nude from the waist up. GLANCED at the kit- chen window and became ter- rified when she saw a man peering at her. She screamed to her hus- band, who reached for his rifle and ordered the man to stgp. Gerbert fired just once. Hogan, a truck driver who was delivering bread anc pastry in the area, was the father of three children, the youngest a 7-month-old baby EISENHOWER SAID he jelieves the American public is more soberly aware of dan- gers in the Berlin situation than a lot of people around Washington. A reporter had asked the President if he feels that the people recognize the dangers in Soviet Premier Khrush- chev's demand for the with- drawal of Allied troops from West Berlin by May The country, knows, how se- rious the situation or' it wouldn't .be voting all of the money that'is be ing: required for defense, Eisenhower promptly replied. HE ADDED, however, that those who are advocating still greater defense spending should have the courage to back higher taxes to pay for it. Eisenhower repeated sev- eral times that he believes the nation's defense program (Continued Page A-2, Col. 3) Weather- Clear tonight and sun- ny and slightly cooler Thursday. Maximum- temperature by noon to-- day: 83. LIKES THE WOMEN. TOO JAY LANE, 26, driver of bus which plowed into a rush-hour crowd in Pittsburgh, appears shaken as he is questioned at police headquarters. 4 Tots Grab Yelling Mom, All Electrocuted MANILA (UPI) Four small children, responding to their 22-year-old mother's screams for help, grabbed and clung to her Tuesday when she touched an electric light socket All five were electrocuted Brandy-Guzzling K Ignores Own Decree BERLIN Khrushchev, who has advised1 Soviet workers to cut down their drinking, was slugging brandies at a rate of one shot every 15 minutes Tuesday night. In between gulps, the Soviet premier would devour one or (wo small, spicy sausages, then push on through the crowd to shake some more hands, and hug a few more women. The younger the women, the. tighter Nikila squeezed.- The scene was Tuesday night's reception for 900. prominent Communists, German and foreign, at the sprawling Soviet Embassy building on East Berlin's Unter- Den Linden. KHRUSHCHEV HAS an odd way of addressing a meeting in a foreign country. He simply starts, talking in- Russian, and his interpreter starts translating, raising his voice above Khrushchev's. When Khrushchev gets some momentum, and starts shouting, the interpreter has to bellow to be heard at all. Khrushchev and the interpreter usually finish in a dead heat. As for brandy-the Soviet leader is not a sipper. but. rather opens his mouth, raises the glass, and slams its contents down his gullet. ,-_. As he made his hand-shaking tour, from time to he would snatch another brandy from a passing tray and bolt it down.