Press-Telegram (Newspaper) - May 14, 1959, Long Beach, California
Blimp Destroyed in Hangar Crash; 1 Dead, 7 Injured ALLIES BARE MASSIVE PLAN FOR UNIFYING OF GERMANY LT. DAVID LOYD Crash Victim NAVY LT. C. R. ROEMER is driven to hospital in an. ambulance after being freed from the wreckage of 'a Navy blimp at Lakehurst, N. photo.) Crew Saved in Gondola 150 Feet Up LAKEHURST, N. J. One crewman was killed early today when a silvery Navy blimp crashed into a hangar while attempting to land in a fog. Six crewmen were hospitalized and several oth- ers suffered minor injuries. ..The wreckage was wedged hangar roof .150 feet above the ground. Rescue workers clambered over'the roof and removed the injured crewmen who had been trapped in the blimp's, gondola. ?THE DEAD man was Lt. pkyid Loyd, of Vega, Tex: ijt, Richard Sirch, airship commander, was among the injured. officers" and 10 en- listed men were aboard. The freak accident left the wreckage near the top of the 150-foot high hangar. The whole roof-top was shrouded by; the limp folds of the blimp's great gas bag. Rescuers had to reach the scene with aerial ladders and then tunnel beneath the de- flat'ed bag to reach the gon- dola- car where the injured lay; ;it had rammed partially through the hangar roof and remained stuck fast. THE ZPG2 BLIMP was re- turning from routine 21- hour anti-submarine patrol early this morning. Douglas Damaged in Test Landing One of the six DCS Jet liners currently engaged in the; Federal Aviation Agency airworthiness certification program was damaged in a landing" at Edwards Air Force Base today, Doug- las Aircraft Co. announced. Company spokesmen said there was considerable dam- age to the Long Beach-built aircraft, but no injuries to the eight men aboard. A company spokesman said the plane which was damaged was not the one scheduled to be turned over to United Air- Lines in Long Beach on June 3. A MIXED Douglas-FFA crew was in the cockpit at the time of the incident. This airplane involved was a do- mestic model powered by Pratt Whitney J75 jet engines. R. I. Hoskinson, director of the .Douglas testing division, said there .was no indication of any deficiency in the air- plane, its engines or any of its systems. "Today's incident is not ex pected to delay the certifica tion- Hoskinson said. )isarmament dea Part of 5ig Package Russ Rejection Seen as Certain in Big 4 Parley GENEVA UPI The West- ern powers proposed to Rus- sia today that divided Ber- in be made'a united city un- der Big Four guarantees as the first step in a sweeping package plan to unify East and West Germany and begin lobal disarmament.. As a'package the plan had no prospects of even serious consideration by Russia. For- eign Minister Andrei Gro- myko has already rejected it as a "tangle" of unrelated is- sues. But parts of it, especial- y the Berlin proposal, con- ceivably could lead to some >argaining. The massive, four-phase program was intro- duced in the.fourth session of :he Big Four foreign ministers conference as the Western response to 'Russia's demand :hat West Berlin be made a !ree city. It also countered Premier Nikita Khrushchev's call for a peace settlement with.divided Germany. The proposals provide for success.! ve disarmament measures, including initial imits of 2y2 million men in the armed forces of the United States and Russia, and eadiri'g eventually to Hmita- :ion and'possible withdrawal of all foreign troops (Soviet and Western) from Germany and neighboring areas. LT. RICHARD SIRCH Airship Commander Speedboat Mark Hits DCS 260 ,m.p.h. i CONISTON, Donald Campbell raised hi own speedboad record toda; from 248.62 miles per hou to 260.35. As required by regulations he made two runs over, th measured kilometer on placii Coniston Lake in his jet powered Bluebird, hitti'n, 275.15 on the first and 245.5 on the second, with the tw being averaged to arrive a the record. At that he missed by 1 m.p.h. the target he had-se for himself in January, Campbell, 37, is the son o Sir Malcolm Campbell, famec auto arid speedboat driver. TWO EXPERT swimmer in frogman suits stood by i case 6f an emergency. Camp bell's wife, Tonia Bern Camp bell who is a nightclub singe watched from the shore. She is expecting a baby. The way is now cleared fo Campbell to try for the Ian speed record of 394.196 m.p.h held by John Cobb of Britai and set at the Bonneville Sa] Flats of Utah in 1947. Wor. has already started on a ca and Campbell said he woul make the attempt if he brok the water record. IT WOULD unify, Germany in '30 months. United Ger- many'would be elect membership in either the At lantic Alliance (NATO) or the Soviet bloc's Warsaw Pact or to choose a neutral policy. Whatever the choice, the powers, i Germany and other European countries would take steps to avoid change in the East-West bal- ance of power and could en- ter into agreements against aggression. Western leaders lave long expressed confi- dence Germany would line up with the West. Secretary of State Herter, (Continued Page A-4, Col. 5) WHERE TO FIND IT What constitutes juvenile delinquency often confusing. Last of series, Page A-20. Where to Find It Beach B-I.' Hal B-9. to 12. B-I2, 13. A-25. Death B-2. B-8. B-3. Shipping A-10. C-l to A-24. Tides, TV, A-28. B-9. B-4, 5, 6, 7. Your A-2. The SoMhland't Finest Evening Newspaper LONG BEACH 12, CALIF., THURSDAY, MAY Vol. 87 CLASSIFIED HE PRICE 10 CENTS PAGES TELEPHONE HE 5-1UI HOME EDITION [Six Editions Daily) 'INSANELY JEALOUS' Ekberg Sheds Anthony Steel ANITA AND TONY WERE ALL SMILES HERE Today She Wins Divorce in a Six-Minute Hearing SANTA MONICA Anita Ekberg divorced An- thony Steel today, testifying that he was insanely jealous. The statuesque Swedish actress testified she had sev- eral fights with the British actor. She also said during the any six-minute hearing: His jealousy caused her J r e a t embarrassment, and finally became so obvious that friends no longer invited them to their homes. She be- came nervous and could not work. At one point she was hospitalized and given nar- cotics for three or four days. MISS EKBERG'S secretary, Lisbeth Haggstrom, was her corroborating witness. Miss Haggstrom said that Steel tried to regulate her acquaint- ances with people. Miss Ekberg asked no ali- mony or support, saying she can support herself. They married May 22, 1956, in Florence, Italy, and sepa- rated last Jan. 15. They had no children. Steel did not con- test the divorce and was not present in court. Russ Worn Greece on Missile Bases MOSCOW Greeks have received a Soviet warn- ing against allowing NATO missile bases on their terri- tory. Cigarette Tax Hike Vote Near SACRAMENTO OP) Gov Brown's proposal for cent-per-pack tax; on ciga- rettes starting July 1 wis.be- ing rushed toward a 'vote in the Senate today. The Senate Revenue anc Taxation approved it Wednes day after knocking out a com panion proposal for a 15 per cent tax on other tobacco products. Coupled with a committee decision to collect the ciga- rette tax by sale of stamps or decals, that trimmed 000 from Brown's 256-million dollar tax program. The administration accept ed the cut, but was fighting another proposal in the Sen- ate to trim three million dol lars from the governor's 12 million-dollar horse race bet ting tax bill. Sen. George Miller Jr. (D Martinez) urged fasi. action on the cigarette tax. He said the state would lose million dollars for each 15 days the effective date must be post pbned beyond July 1. THE INDUSTRY needs (Continued Page A-5, Col. 5) Ike to Meet Steel Union Chief Today Just Social Call, Hagerty Says of Visit in New York NEW YORK Eisenhower arranged to meet today with David McDonald, president of the United St'eel- workers Union. Arrangements for the con- rerence at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel were announced as rep- resentatives of the union and the steel industry concluded a two-hour contract negotiation session. The announcement was made by White House Press Secretary James C. Hagerty who said the Eisenhower-Mc- Donald meeting would be "just a social call." HAGERTY TALKED with newsmen shortly after Eisen- hower'arrived at the hotel to speak to night at a dinner be- ing sponsored by national science groups. Asked whether Eisenhower and McDonald were .likely to discuss t h e; union-industry wage Hagerty replied; "I wouldn't know." The press secretary said he had no information on jus! what time "the President arid McDonald would get together in Eisenhower's 35th-hoor suite. Eisenhower has called re peatedly on both labor and industry exercise states- manship and avoid another wage-inflation spiral. THE PRESIDENT also has said he deplores .the idea, of any government intervention, but that on the other hand the American public cannot be expected tc stand idly by and be hurt by any new in- flation. Contract negotiations re- sumed today in the basic steel industry but both sides maintained the pattern of not telling whether things are going well or ill. The government apparently is equally in the. dark whether its help will be needed to reach an agreement. rtti Wirwdoto IKE WIELDS SHOVEL At GROUND-BREAKING lice Breaks Ground at Cultural Center Weather- Mostly clear tonight but some clouds tonight and early Friday.. Mostly sunny Friday and little .change in temperature. Maximum temperature by noon today: 69. ONE WITH 3 BEDROOMS UNOCCUPIED Find Chavez Clan Has 11 Homes LOS ANGELES Arechiga family recipients of nationwide sympathy and cash donations since being forcibly evicted last Friday from their Chavez Ravine homes own at least 11 houses worth an estimated The prdperties, several of which are rented, return a "substantial yield." T w o of the houses contain double apartments. One of the three- bedroom structure near Chavez Ravine is u n o c- cupied, but the Arechigas re fused to move in. Instead, the family of Manuel, 72, and his wife, Abrana, 66, plus i daughter and son-in-law and two small grandchildren, have lived in a tent in Chavez Ravine since Friday. THEIR CRUDE tent, and now a small house trailer which was donated two days ago by a sympathetic manu- facturer, are on the site where their two ramshackle homes once stood. The homes were battered to the ground by city bulldozers minutes after the screaming, fighting Arechigas were forc- ibly removed. The property was con demned in 1951 by the City Housing Authority to make way for a housing project that failed to materialize. The property now will be used as Vargas, another daughter, a recreation-parking area for two houses; John Arechiga, a a proposed zoo and the Los Angeles Dodgers' pro posed baseball stadium. CONFRONTED WITH evi- dence Wednesday of the prop e r t y holdings, Manuel's son, three houses; and Mrs Ceilia Molano, a third daugh- ter, one house. "All of the children are sticking together to help our parents fight for their rights said Mrs. Angustain. daughter, Mrs. Victoria Augustain, said: "What's all the fuss about? We never denied owning any property. No one asked us if we did, and when we were asked about it we admitted it." The elder Arechigas, Man- uel and his own two homes while other properties are owned by Mrs. Angustain, three houses; Mrs. Aurora THEIR EVICTION resulted stormy session of the Council Monday in in a City which Mayor Norris Poulson was loudly booed by Arechiga partisans and condemned by several councilmen. A collection of also was raised among some of the sympathetic councilmen (Continued Page A-5, Col. 1) NEW YORK Eisenhower took a silver.shovel in and broke ground for a 75- million-doliar cultural-center-in mid-Manhattan. He >redicted it would provide a mighty influence for world 3eace and understanding. As he lent his official-'start of construction, Eisenhower ran ntb more1 of-a digging job :han he had expected. Scores of photographers on land kept asking for more shoveling sc they could take additional pictures. Eisen- Twinihg's Infection Cancerous lower wound up by turning our spadefuls. A CROWD estimated by at including occupying seats at the site and standees :ammed in open spots, gave the President a warm recep :ion as he arrived at the scene just off Broadway on W..64th t. Eisenhower responded, with smiles and waves of his hand. The ceremony took place at the spot where a hew home 'or the New York i. Philhar- monic will rise. Among other structures in the Lincoln Cen- will be a new Opera House. Metropolitan In remarks during the cere- monies, Eisenhower said the center will enrich the lives of people generally. But he said it will do far more than that. It will, he said, make pox sible the international ex- change of a kind 'at human message which can 'be trans- mitted only by individuals anc not governments an change of the fruitsf of na- tional cultures.' HERE WILL develop a mighty influence for peace and understanding through out the Eisenhower said. To his prepared text as'he spoke, the President, added an expression that "attaining the universal understanding ol peace with justice is today, as it has been always, the (Continued Page A-5, Col. 2) WASHINGTON cer, was found in the explora- tory operation of Gen. Nathan Twining, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of'Staff, it was' announced today. Surgeons removed the upper lobe of. Twining's left lung in an'operation Tuesday.- A BULLETIN issued at the Pentagon today- said cancer was found and added: "The entire diseased por- tion of the lung was removed at surgery and .there was no evidence of.'involvement in other areas The officer, underwent the surgery at the Walter Army Medical Center. Brig. %James H. For- see, .acting 'commandant of the the Defense Department that Twining should be1 a b 1 e to leave: the hospital within three or four weeks arid should be-able to-return to his duties ih'about two weeks after he'is dismissed from the hospital. Jazz Mttsickm Sidney Becfcet Dies PARIS Sidney Bechet, 68, famous jazz musician who came up from New Orleans to international prominence the -hot music, died today.- Death.was caused by can- cer. bad been in fail- ing health fyr some time and declined rapidly the put few days.