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Press-Telegram (Newspaper) - March 14, 1959, Long Beach, California VIOLENT SNOW, DUST STORMS WHIP PLAINS HOME LXp6Cl6Q in Man, 90, Leaps for Life The Finest Evening Newspaper J.ONG BEACH 12, CALIF., SATURDAY, MARCH 14, 1959 20 PAGES PRICE 10CENTS CLASSIFIED HE 2-595S Vol. 35 TELEPHONE HE 5-1161 EDITION (Six Editions Daily) Solons Seek Start of L.B. Freeway Link '_ 'Seaside Project Routing Asked by Kennick, Thomas resolu- tion to get the Seaside Free- way project in gear to pro- vide a 35-million-dollar link between the ends of the Long Beach and Harbor freeways will be introduced in the As- sembly next week. Its. coauthors will be As- semblyman. Joseph M. Ken- nick (D-Long Beach) and Vin- cent Thomas (D-San The proposed four-lane freeway, six miles in length, would include construction of about fee.t long connecting San Pedro with Terminal Island, and replace- ment of the pontoon bridge oVer Cerritos Channel con- necting Terminal Island and Lopg Beach. PROTEST PLANT'S SHIFT TO DIXIE Nearly a score of workers at the General Electric air-conditioning plant in Bloomfield, N. J.; chained themselves to 'fixtures inside the plant Friday to protest the company's plan to move most of the plant's operations to the South after April Wirephoto) CLAIM 'RIGHT TO WORK' '.THOMAS AND Kennick said, the resolution will, ask the'Division of Highways to set the precise route for the Seaside Freeway, and proceed immediately with surveys preparatory to construction of the bridges. The 35-million-dollar cost estimate, the lawmakers said, includes about 18 million dol- lars for the San Pedro-Ter- minal Island Bridge, 10 mil- lion for the Long Beach-Ter- minal Island span, and six milljon for the freeway itself. The San Pedro bridge is al- ready in planning, Thomas pointed out, and the cost esti- mate is more refined for this part of the project than for the other parts. Kennick and Thomas are having the resolution pre- .pared by the state legislative counsel. Thomas said the Legisla- ture previously had author- Mzed the planned Seaside Freeway as a part of the state highway system, 75 Injured as Truck, Bus Crash FA1RFIELD persons were injured, six seriously, today when a Grey- hound bus struck a truck- trailer in a rear-end collision cm U.S. Highway 40 about 40 miles northeast of San Fran- cisco. The injured, all passengers on the Sacramento to San Francisco bus, were taken to at least three hospitals Fairfield and Vallejo. None was reported in c tical condition. THE ACCIDENT touched Chain Selves in GE Plant, Rap Closing BLOOMFIELD, N.J. W workers remained chained to a pillar in the General Electric plant to- day, protesting the com- pany's plan for what they termed an April Fool's Day shutdown. GE intends to move most of the plant's operations to the South after April 1. Nearly a score of the workers linked themselves together with a chain Fri- day and rolled out a ban- ner from fourth floor win- dows, proclaiming "We Want the Right to Work." They said they would re- main chained in the build- ing until ejected forcibly. A group of them left dur- ing the night, however. The reason for the departure was not explained. 6 C THOSE WHO stayed in the plant played cards and took turns, sleeping on a pile of felt pads in a cor- ner. Ike Speech Seen Plea on Berlin .The thin chain was wrapped around their wrists or bodies. It had no locks. The demonstrators used the chain also to hoist food up from the street. "They would lower a .carton and have it filled with sand- wiches and coffee by their wives and fellow members of Local 442, International Union of Electrical Work- ers. Charles Ziegler, president of the local and leader of the demonstrators, said the action was taken to show that "the average Ameri- can takes seriously his right to work." "General Electric spends the stockholders' money to go around the country ad- vocating right-to-work laws that discriminate against the Ziegler said. "We would like to know the meaning of 'right to work.'" Ike to OK Hawaiian Bill Early Next Week WASHINGTON Eisenhower will sign the Hawaiian statehood bill early next week. Presidential Press Secretary-------------- James C. Hagerty made the announcement today after WASHINGTON ficials said today they expect President Eisenhower, in his Monday address to the nation, to call for firmness and cour- age to meet the Soviet threat to Berlin. They acknowledged that the President, among other tasks, faces the necessity of convincing the people and U. S. allies that the issues at stake are worth the stern stand being taken by the United States. White House Press Secre tary James C. Hagerty an nounced Friday that Eisen lower would speak from his office from to 7 p.m. Monday over all radio and television networks. IT WILL BE the second time in less than seven months the President has made a nationwide radio-TV address on a world crisis. Last Sept. 11 he used the media Oklahoma Thunder-heads in New Mexico, Wyoming, Colorado Bv Aitoclited preit Cold winds charged' into the Great Plains from the Rockies today, loosing heavy snow, raising dust, and trig- gering thunderstorms. Eight.inches of new snow was piled into drifts at Har rison in extreme northwestern Nebraska, and the fall reached inches at Ainsworth and Chadron in the western part of the state where roads were banked and hazardous. TWO TO S INCHES of snow spread over Wyoming Friday night. Denver collectec 2 inches. The cold front passed La Junta, Colo., on 63-mile winds. High dust clouds were churned in New Mexico by the gusty airstream. Ahead of the plains storm, thunderheads rose from the middle Mississippi Valley to Texas, and the Weather Bureau said the snow spread was expected to reach the Oklahoma Panhandle. IN THE EAST, a severe spate of stormy weather dis- solved into pleasant, sunny weather except for one snowy patch in eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The subsiding winds and re- turn of bright sunshine, in New York State-lifted night- mare aspects from efforts of highway crews working to open roads blocked since a 19- inch snowfall paralyzed many communities Thursday. t IN THE SOUTHEAST, tem- peratures rose into the 70s. VOLUNTEERS HOLD net as Ezra Stiles, 90, jumps from fifth-floor window of Jennings Terrace home for aged as fire sweeps 101-year-old Aurora, 111., build- ing Friday. Four residents of the home were missing today. Stiles suffered a broken back in leap and eight others were 'LOVABLE' CASHIER GOT NOTHING Loss Laid to Banker, Steel Man CHICAGO former bank cashier and a. steel company, president were brought before a U. S., commissioner today in the misapplication of more than in bank which the cashier apparently didn't get a nickel. Cited in a'corriplaint filed with U. S. Commissioner C. S. Bcntley Pike were' Alvin A. Schultz, 42, president of the Knox Steel Wire Co., Chicago, and Rudolph Bclasick, 32, the cashier, described by the president of the bank where tie formerly worked as "the most lovable character you'd ever want to see." Bond was set at or Schultz and for Belasick. Bank President Theofil T. The Northwest also wel corned a return of fair weather after drizzle and light rain on the Washington and Oregon coast early in the day. The weather focused strongly in the hinterlands. Winds, clocked at 70 m.p.h., whistled through Hanksville, Utah. Tonopah, Nev. reported gusts up to 40 m.p.h. during the early morning. A thunderstorm, powered by gusts of 34 m.p.h., hit Grand Junction, Colo., Friday night. Food Poisoning Puts 45 Pupils in Hospital LEON, Iowa raced through this south- ern Iowa rural community Friday night when scores of children from the Van' Wert school 10 miles north of here became ill with some apparent type of food named the other person as Agents said there GQV. William G. Quinn of Hawaii called on Eisenhower. The Hawaiian governor visited the White House to thank the President on behalf of the people of the islands or the part the administra- ion played in pressing for off a huge traffic jam on the admission of Hawaii as the divided, four-lane highway. The Highway Patrol said the" right front end of the bus struck the left rear wheels 50th state. of'the truck, end of the and bus traveling south. The 37 adults children on the bus were re- moved through a rear, side emergency exit. The bus did not overturn. Neither bus driver, Wil liam Meadows, 55, of Ander son, nor the truck driver QUINN, WHO left at noon today for Honolulu to be the front there when notice of presi- was de- dential approval arrives, saic fnolished. Both vehicles were he told the President Hawai' is very conscious of its mis and four sion in the middle Pacific. Quinn said Hawaii wishes to perform as a "hub of the Pacific" in creating greatei understanding between thi East and West and the people: of Asia "whose friendship wi are trying to nourish.' Harlan Coursey, about 60, Quinn will have 30 day: Paso Robles, was injured. I after formal notice of Eisen during the Formosa Straits crisis to rally public opinion behind his no-appeasement policy. The President has spoken of lor, "perilous consequences" if termined Bulat said Belasick admitted he charges of misapplication if funds at the suburban Bank of Lyons, to cover checks drawn by someone else, and the FBI complaint Can Block Russ, Says Arms Boss WASHINGTON can be deterred from a final showdown at this time, pre- dicts Gen. Maxwell D. Tay- aoisonmg. Out of the school popula- tion of 210 about 45 young- sters were rushed here to the Decatur County Hospital, which has only 36 beds, and it taxed the hospital facili- ties. Four other were taken to the Clarke County Hospital at Osceola. At noon the school had served lunch to the children. It included deviled eggs, let- tuce with mayonnaise dress- ing and cherry pie. About 6 p.m. the hospita' cases started pouring in. L A fioy Slain by 3 Sfrangers LOS ANGELES (CNS) olice are searching for the ayer of an 18-year-old high chool boy who was shot in the Russians try to force the United States, Britain and necessary for Berlin." "We must be willing to go France from their western all the way down the ower's approval to issue an lection proclamation. The irimary could be held no less han 60 or more than 90 days fter the proclamation. QUINN SAID he would put he machinery in motion to qualify Hawaii for formal ad- mission as soon as possible. 5ut he said he wants to talk vith legislative and political eade'rs of both parties in Ha- waii before issuing his pri- mary proclamation. Quinn, a Republican, who lad said last month he would run for the first elected gov- ernor of the new state, said today this was not the time to talk about that sector of the former German dapital. The American position adds up, in effect, to the fact that the United States will fight before it will abdicate its says the Army chief of staff. 'We can't turn back at any point." Taylor advocated this stand Wednesday in top-secret testi rights there. and responsibilities MEDICAL DOCTORS and hospital employes did no speculate on what had caused the 'poisoning or how many to go to war mony before the Senate Weather- Mostly sunny and windy in the foothill sections Sunday. Relucfanfly Back on Jobs HONOLULU (ffl Hawaii-! ans who have Saturday jobs reluctantly return to work today, concluding a two-day official celebration of the Island's statehood. The holiday closed with a mammoth variety show for which jammed Hono- lulu Stadium. The program included Hawaiian pageantry and Samoan and Tahitian dancers as well as hula giris. watchdog preparedness sub- committee. A heavily cen- sored transcript of his re marks was released Friday by Subcommittee Chairman Lyndon B. Johnson ASKED IF this country has "clear-cut plans to meet the (Continued on Pg. A-3, Col. 2) Sorne of the cases wen light and all but 18 were re leased by morning. Word that the sickness haoys, whose names were with- rceld because they are juve- niles, put Tono in the rear seat and drove to a service station. Police: and an ambulance were called and Tono was was "no indication Belasick ;ot paid" from any of the funds diverted to cover Schultz' checks. t BELASICK has been fired the bank. Schultz was once president of the Sheet Metal Mills, Indianapolis, which went into voluntary bankruptcy Sept. 19, 1951, when Schultz (Continued on Pg. A-3, Col. 5) Looks Like Brown's in 'Big Race1 WASHINGTON (UPI) Gov. Edmund G. (Pat) Brown of California said today he. "probably" will be his state's favorite-son candidate for the 1960 Democratic presidential nomination. Brown told reporters here that "a lot can happen be- tween now and then." But dead on arrival at Central Re- ceiving Hospital ._ right I probably _ will _ be the favorite-son candidate." The governor made the comment when asked to clari- fy remarks he made on the subject at a press conference n Sacramento Friday. At hat time he said he "wasn't iure" whether he would carry the Democratic presidential banner for his state next year. Brown emphasized that there are a lot of factors I will have to take into consid- eration before the 1960 con- vention." But he said the are good" that he will be the favorite-son can- didate. Brown, accompanied by his wife, came to Washington for tonight's annual Gridiron Club dinner at which he will be the featured Democratic speaker. ;