Press-Telegram (Newspaper) - May 18, 1959, Long Beach, California
119 HURT AS CHICAGO TRAINS COLLIDE Vol. No. 90 32 PAGES The Southland't Finett Evening Newspaper LONG BEACH 12, CALIF., MONDAY, MAY 18, 1959 CLASSIFIED HE 2-5951 PRICE 10 CENTS HOME EDITION (Six Editions Daily) TELEPHONE HE 5-1181 NO WONDER HE NEEDS A CHAIR Jean Cachran, 21, of Ridley Park, Pa., is 6 feet 9 inches tall and that's why Edward D'Angelo has to stand on a chair to crown her Miss Tall Philadel- phia. Miss Cachran will compete for the tiational Miss Tall title in Los Wirephoto.) Reject Russ Peace Plan for Germany Proposal Holds Seeds of Conflict, Herter Declares GENEVA S. Secre- tary of State Christian A. Her- ter today formally rejected Russia's proposed peace treaty with East and West Germany as a proposal which "holds the seeds of future dis- cord and conflict." Speaking in the Big Four foreign ministers conference, Herter told Russia's Andrei Gromyko that so far as the United States, Britain and France are concerned any fi- nal settlement with Germany "must await the establish ment of a government which can act for and bind Ger- many as 'a whole." To make a peace treaty with the two Germanys, Her ter said, "would be to recog nize in effect the permanen partition of Germany." HE SPOKE at the end of day marked by.discord amon. the Western Allies over and when to begin negotiatin, with Russia on the Berli: 'SPACE MAN' THIS TIME Juliana Stirring Up New Royal Ruckus THE HAGUE, Holland Adamski, a self-styled professor who says he has taken seven rides on flying saucers to Venus and the moon, had a date with Queen Juliana today to tell her all about, it. The Dutch press was indignant. The Catholic newspaper De .Vojksrant called the 68- year-old Californian a quack and indirectly recalled the national uproar in 1956 when the Queen's friendship with faith healer Greet Hofmans was reported to have caused a rift in the royal family. ONE FOREIGN NEWSPAPER, the London Sunday Ex- press, reported the Queen's invitation to Adamski for a private interview had again split the royal household in two. The Express said the row had been kept in the family for 10 days before the Dutch press finally was given the green light to print the story. It said that the Queen had consistently ignored all advice to cancel Adamski's ap- pointment. Adamski declined to talk to newsmen before his inter- view with the Queen. He is in Europe to 'lecture on space as a theoretician but as a man who says he actually has made space journeys. He says he goes frequently to Mars in flying saucers and has been around the moon as a guest aboard a space ship from Venus. ADAMSKI ORIGINALLY was scheduled to address a Dutch organization of flying-saucer enthusiasts. The group invited the Queen. Instead, the Queen invited Adamski for a private interview. In 1956, the Queen's friendship for Greet Hofmans, who was said to be influencing her. on affairs of state, provoked a government crisis. Reports of it did not appear in the Dutch press until long after they had been aired fully in foreign newspapers. crisis. The Allies, however patched up their difference in midday and issued a state ment saying that, while Ber lin and other issues could b discussed with Russia out side their proposed packag peace settlement, such issue could not actually be settlei separately from the package But the statement did no wipe out fundamental differ ences arising from the Wes German-French determinatio to pursue a hard-line in th negotiations and the British U. S. interest in more flexibl tactics and a softer approach Herter met with his Wesi ern colleagues at his pffic in midday for about 40 min utes. They talked about tac tics for dealing with the Rus sians in the next few days The statement on a Unite Stand on Berlin was then is sued. THE WESTERN minister want first a full-dress debat on rival East-West plans fo a German settlement. Secon they want to .find out i secret discussions what th Russians may be prepared t negotiate on seriously. The secret talks probabl will be arranged quickly an RESCUE PASSENGERS FROM CRASHED TRAIN Firemen use extension'ladders and a device called a snorkel (right) to rescue passengers after two elevated trains jammed with work-bound riders collided today on Chicago's northwest Wirephoto.) Rooney's Boy Hunting Snakes 4th Wife in Divorce SANTA MONICA' Mickey Rooney's fourth wife divorced him today, testify- ng: "Our home was in con- stant uproar." Elaine Mahnke, former model and actress, c< said of 36-year-old Rooney: "I never knew when he was coming home. Sometimes he would would be hour, then home hours." for call and .say he home in half an wouldn't, be least three SHE SAID he also embar- rassed and humiliated her with vile and abusive Ian guage, and sometimes left guests in the middle of the evening to go to bed. This, she said, caused her to lose weight, get nervous and have crying spells. Superior Judge Orlando H. Rhodes approved a previously arranged settlement. property Steel Negotiations easily in spite of fears on this Resume Tuesday Doint hv Frenrh Fnrpipn Min. joint by French Foreign Min ster C o u v e de Murville. 7rance feared Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko (Continued Page A-5, Col. 3) Surgeons Remove Tumor From Wife of Truman KANSAS CITY geons removed a breast tumor! today from Bess Wallace Truman, 74-year-old wife of the former President. A Research Hospital spokes- to be made before a final de- termination. The spokesman said Mrs. Truman was still on the operating table when Truman made his brief appearance man described Mrs. Truman's just before H a.m. She was condition as "very satisfac- tory" after the two-hour and and the operation started at 45-minute operation. The spokesman said would be two or three days before it is determined whether the tumor was malig- nant. Earlier her husband, Harry S. Truman, told newsmen, "the operation was not as serious as we thought." The hospital spokesman said laboratory tests will have taken to surgery at a.m. NEW YORK negotiations in the basic steel industry will be resumed here Tuesday after a recess since Friday. Finds Rattler, Bitten on bqth-.hands by'a rattlesnake, an Redoridp: Beach- boy was .on -around: the-clock- watch at. Seaside' Hospital .today, Physicians, however, ported the full-time shot of anti-venom was was primarily They reported boy was then taken to' were good" that the young victim, Ricky Park, 320 Hospital, Long Beach, where another shot de Anda Lucia, would' given. Ricky then was to Seaside Hos- THE BOY, accompanied his father, Frank, went on FATHER told reporters snake hunt Sunday his son's reaction was in Palos Verdes of anger. The father said he had bawled me out for back turned when he him let the snake his son Park said. "Look what I father and son were The father turned and with the Grace Wiley his son holding an Club, which also con- rattler. He made Ricky a snake hunt in the lease the reptile but Verdes Hills Sunday. snake had already bitten (Tex) Schuepbach, a president of the club, re- members captured 23 THE BOY had picked 8 harmless the rattler the same way and 50 lizards. caught other snakes less ones according to the Pays Another Park rushed his son to to Dulles side Clinic, Lomita, where Presi- Eisenhower pai8 another hospital call today on John Foster Dulles, seriously ill Low clouds cancer and pneumonia and early Tuesday. ly sunny Tuesday President went to the noon. Slightly warmer Tuesday. Maximum Reed -Medical Center at mid-day. There was no immediate word on how long perature by noon was with the former secre- of state. Hear Move: on to Oust 9 a.m. Truman had remained close to the operating room on the fifth floor of Research Hos- pital from the start of the operation until he came to the ground floor to visit the office of Robert E. hospital director Adams. Newsmen caught him as he started tc ONLY THE TAIL SECTION of this two-seater plane is intact after it crashed and exploded on U. S. Highway (Continued Page A-5, Col. 2) 50 about 10 miles southeast of Oakland Sunday. Both occupants of plane were Wirephoto.) er Rumors' of a definite move o fire City Manager Samuel E. Vickers gained and some at lity Hall. It was reported that some members of the City Council lave been conferring infor- mally on the issue and that an attempt to line 'up support or an ouster move had jained headway. There was talk that the proposal might come up at Tuesday's meeting of the Council. Under the City Charter, the Council has'the power to fire :he manager by a simple ma- jority vote. The charter pro- vides for a 30-day period dur- ng which the manager would lave the right to a hearing, s VICKERS FIRST became city manager of Long Beach in 1944. An ouster move proved successful in 1946. He was recalled to the manager's iob in July 1949, two years after the Council that firec lim had been repudiated by Ihe voters. Reasons assigned for the rumored ouster move range from dissatisfaction with the city's representation in city state relationships to an ac cumulation of grievances by city councilmen over their re lationships with the manag er's office. ET Accident Victims Jam 2 Hospitals Rush-Hour Riders Hurled to Floor in Grinding Impact CHICAGO least 119 arsons were injured, two' eriously, today in a head- ail collision of two jammed ush-h our elevated trains arrying riders to downtown Chicago. The impact telescoped a our-foot section of the Logan Square trains and threw itanding passengers to the loor like tenpins. Scores were treated at the scene. Others were taken to lospitals for treatment or lamination. Later, a spokesman at .St, Elizabeth said later that the number of injured brought there was "at least.92 and probably more." But 'the spokesman said there was some duplication in the rec- ords of admissions that was- jeing straightened out. St Mary of Nazareth Hos- pital said 27 injured were Drought, there but none was jelieved in serious condition. t THE COLLISION of the two six-coach trains of all steel occurred when the first train stopped after 1 e a v i n g a station and was rammed by the second. A passenger, Jerry Rogus, was in the rear car of the train that was hit. He said he turned his head and saw the other train approaching. "There was a big bang arid parks were he said. 'All the people started ning for the front of the "One girl who had. been.- itanding near me.. jtartedL x screaming for her mother" God help she cried. Her eg was cut off near the bot- om. Then there was a Japa- nese man. His arm was cut (Continued Page A-5, Col, 1) Freeway Fall Kills 2 Fliers OAKLAND fliers were killed when their small plane crashed in a flaming explosion on a busy freeway near Castro Valley Sunday. It narrowly missed an ap preaching car as the driver veered.into roadside dirt to escape collision. Killed were Julius Clausen, 55, of San Francisco, and Jule W. Schoening, 50, of Mil! Vat ley. Schoening was a car- penter, Clausen a gas station operator. The plane, belonging to Clausen and the Pacer Flying Club at San Carlos Airport, had taken off minutes before for the Sierra mining town of Columbia, Defense Post Goes to Gates WASHINGTON Thomas S. Gates Jr., retiring secretary of the Navy, was picked today to be the new deputy secretary of defense. He will succeed the late Donald A. Quarles, who died earlier this month. Gates had planned to re- turn to private business at the end of this month. In- stead President Eisenhower picked him to be the No. 2 man in the Defense Depart- ment. a THE CHOICE promptly touched off speculation as to whether Gates later this year will be named to succeed Neil H. McElroy as secretary of defense. Prior to Quarles' death JO days ago, McElroy had said several times that he would like to resign by the end of this year. The White House announced that Gates' formal nomina- tion will go to the Senate later this week. WHERE TO FIND IT Bloody, snarling bandit cap- tured in St. Louis after gun battle with police, escape and kidnaping. Story on Page A-3. Beach B-l. Hat B-7. B-7. D-2 to 7. C-6, 7. C-6. Death B-2. B-6. B-3. Shipping D-2. C-l, 2, 3, 4. C-5. Tides, TV, D-8. Vital D-2. B-7. B-4, S. Your A-2.