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Press-Telegram (Newspaper) - May 21, 1959, Long Beach, California U. S. MOVES IN ON APALACHIN GANG HANDCUFFED. Natale Evola hides face with his hands as he enters federal court in New York to- day, for arraignment. He was one of 27 indicted for attending 1957 underworld West Raps Russ Plan as Unworkable By JOHN HIGHTOWER GENEVA West today blasted Russia's proposal for a "confederation of West Germany and Communist East Germany with a declaration it is im- possible to "confederate a system of freedom with a iystem of bondage." Ambassador Wilhelm Grewe f West Germany, carrying orward the Allied assault on ie Soviet plan for a peace Seek Stay pf Killer's Execution SLINCOLN, Neb. Wt P ents of killer Charles Stark- weather asked :the Federal District Court today for a writ of Habeas Corpus and a stay of- the electric chair execu- tion scheduled for sunrise Friday. '..Federal District'Judge Rob- ert Van Pelt said he expected to', make a decision this after- nfcon. application 'for a ha- beas Corpus writ was filed by Mr. and Mrs. 'Guy Stark- y.eather. h e application allegec Starkweather's constitutiona rights specifically, the due process clause of the 14th Amendment were violatec at'th'e trial. JUDGE VAN PELT also re ceived a letter from Stark weather in which he com- piJiried he was denied ef- fective representation of coun in that they failed to ap ply for a change of trial venue and failed to present all eyi dence available. Acting Warden Joseph Greenholtz said Starkweathei slept well Wednesday night "He said he found the youth "not cheerful" and "some what edgy but 'no more than you'd expect." STARKWEATHER spurned the idea of a final face-to.-face meeting with his ex-sweet heart Caril Ann Fugate. Caril, 15, is serving a lifi term for aiding and abetting her boy friend during a mur der rampage 16 moths ago. Greenholtz Wednesday de live'red to Starkwejdher a'let ter from Caril in which sb pleaded that he "confess to a minister that I am innocent. Weather-- Partly cloudy late to- night and early Friday, but moctly sunny Friday Little change 'hi temperature. Maxi- mum temperature by noon today: 70. settlement with each side of ivided Germany, told the Big 'our conference the confeder- tion project was designed to mpose political paralysis on tVest Germany. "The. proposal of a German onfederation does not con- ribute to the reunification of Grewe also as- erted, "but to its postpone ment, its prevention and, over and above all this, to the po itical paralysis of the (West) 'ederal Republic." GREWE SAID explanations if the over-all peace plan iffered by Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei A. Gromyko n the. conference Wednesday were in some respects wel corned by West Germany; He. welcomed Gromyko's assurances that Russia would not insist on immediate with drawal by West Germany rom-its political, military and economic ties with the West. But assurances on such points could lead to. a new nisunderstanding, he said, if :hey caused Gromyko to be- :ieve that his whole plan was (Continued Page A-3, Col. 6) 27 Indicted for Effort to Block Probes Downey Attorney Accused; Name 36 as Co-conspirators NEW YORK The power of the federal govern ment today was turned on the notorious 1957 underwork convention at Apalachin, N.Y. with 27 delegates indicted on charges of conspiring to balk probes of it. Arrests of the. defendant: quickly got under way. Many already were in trouble, anc some in jail, as a result of re Fusal to answer questions o various investigatory previously. (INCLUDED IN the indict ments was one naming Fran! A. DeSimone, 49, of 783: Adoree St., Downey, who de scribed1 himself as an attor ney when questioned by po lice after the New York meel ing broke up. (DeSimone vanished afte the meeting and goverhmen process servers searched fo three months before turnin him up in the apartment of a Los Angeles bookmaker. (Early this month De Simone was engaged in legal battle to avoid testify ing before one Federal Gram Jury in Los Angeles whib serving a six-month jail term for failing to answer ques tiorts of another in New York.) THE TOP-LEVEL crack down was the result of nearl; a year's effort by a specia crime-busting agency set u; by the U. S. attorney gen eral's office, with teams o agents working across th nation. The Apalachin delegate came from many cities an authorities have been strug gling since the very day was held to try to peg it purpose, The general opinio is that it was for tightenin or altering control over a vas empire of rackets. .Participants have givenpr< bers no satisfaction in inte: rogation .after interrogation Thus the federal indictmen apparently was a sort of las ditch means to jail them an (Continued Page A-3, Col. 3 SLASHED Do-lt-Self Operation Jails Dad LA PUENTE con- struction worker has been arrested because of a do- it-yourself operation on his daughter's thumb. Sheriff's deputies said Milton P. Butler, 39, in- sisted that Arlene, 15, op- erate on her own infected thumb or make the pay- ment herself for a visit to the doctor. The officers said they were told that when, she could not Butler seized a razor blade him- self and slashed her thumb to the bone. Deputies said doctors re- ported she will lose part of the thumb and its nail. Members of the family said Butler had been drink- ing. Five Nurses, Contractor Die in Crash MOUNTAIN VIEW, Cali A contractor and fiv student nurses were Wednesday night in the eras of a pickup truck and an au on Highway ,101, near th San Francisco peninsula tow The pickup was without ligh and in the wrong The truck driver was Wa ren P. Hamilton, 43, Li Altos. The student nurses, a from St. Mary's Hospital, Sa Francisco: Lois M. Wyrwa, 21; Hel Patricia Wilkerson, 20; Sh ley Jane Onetti, 22, an Mancy Joan Sullivan, 2 Roseburg, Ore. Tress HOME Finest Evening Newspaper LONG BEACH 12, CALIF., THURSDAY, MAY Vol. n CLASSIFIED HE 2-5959 PRICE 10 CENTS 'AGES TELEPHONE HE 5-1161 EDITION (Six Editions Daily) IS BELIEVING Orland Davig has the evidence for those who scoffed at reports that hailstones as big as base- balls fell at La Crosse, Wis., during storm. He holds two hailstones and a'baseball. The latter, in his 5eft hand, is the Wirephoto.) Hurricane Gales Rip Wide Area of Texas By Associated Press Wind exceeding hurricane force swept- a destruc- ive storm line through Galveston, Tex., and along the Mexican border today. Other thunderstorms hit eastern Nebraska and Kansas of Iowa and Illinois. Others soaked an area from FioHda across the Georgia xirder. The wind sank a fishing vessel, blew .a tanker aground, nearly demolished three homes and inflicted wide- spread lesser damage on Gal- veston and vicinity. Residents .said the storm moved in as a "big, black, rumbling and another resident termed it "definitely a tornado." The Weather Bureau offi- torms were predicted for the area. WINDS RANGING up to 'rom 70 to'more th'an-80 m.p.h. swept across the mid ands as thunderstorms erupted -with the clashing o: warm aqd cool air. Hail fel n many areas. The storms caused exten sive property .damage. ,Parts iof" Florida were soaked-by heavy rains. Six inches fell in the Jacksonvill area and a three-hour down at Ruskih measured fou inches, v In the-Midwest, Lake Mills Iowa, reported 3.36 inches o rain in a one-hour period WHERE TO FIND IT Youngest Crosby 'brothe nicknamed "Phantom." Las of series. Page B-7. cially clocked Galveston Flash floods were reported a winds at 87 miles an hour, 22 Spencer, in northwest Iowa above the minimum for hurri- after more tnan 6 inches cane force. Railroad cars were blown off the tracks. WINDS LIFTED (he roof f the city hall at Carrizo Springs about 300 miles west of Galveston, and power lines were snapped. Also unroofec was the historic Andrew Jackson home. At Kankakee, about 4VS inche's of rain pushed two creeks out pf their beds and forced the evacuation by boats of about 200 persons Several highway were closec but later reopened, and seven passengers were taken by boat from a Chicago-to-St Louis bus stalled on a floodec Kankakee street. Flood waters up to 6 feet deep' later began receding slowly, but more thunder- Beach B-l. Hal A-19. A-19. C-7to 13. Comicsr-Piges A-22, 23. Death Notlcesf-Page B-2. A-18. B-3. Shipping C-l, 2, 3, 6. B-7. Tides, TV, C-14. AM9. B-4, 5, 8. Your A-2. .akewood enter Sold to N. Y. Firm Zeckendorf Realty Concern Discloses Expansion Plans Sale of Lakewood Center o the New York realty firm of Webb and-Knapp was dis- closed here today. The transaction reportedly nvolved more than 20 mil ion dollars. The sale, basically a trans- "er of almost 100 per cent ol the Lakewood Center Corp. stock, was initially reported by the Women's Wear Daily a New York trade journal. In its account, the journal quoted the realty firm's president, William Zecken- dorf, as stating Ohrbach's and Montgomery Ward and Co. would add stores at the center within two years. .eases have not yet been iigned, he added. V IN LOS ANGELES, the law irm of Loeb and I.oeb, repre- senting the California in- terests of Webb and Kna'pp confirmed the multimillion- dollar transaction. The purchase principally was made from two groups, each holding about 50 per cent of the corporation's stock. One of the groups was.the investors Diversified Serv- ices, Minneapolis, Minn. The second group was headed by the founders of the eight-year-old center, Ben Weingart, Louis H. Boyar, S Mark Taper and a relatively newcomer, J. H. Sugarman. .THIS GROUP, which orig nally held close to 100 per cent of the stock, reportedly sold 50 per cent to the Min neapolis organization abou four or five years ago. It was the Minneapolis share, in the 160-acre site which Webb and Knapp first bought. Acquisition of the other half was accomplished recently. Financing was arrange; through the Prudential Lifi Insurance Co., according to Zeckendorf. More complete expansion plans will be dis closed -within five and one half months. Carrier Lexington Collides With Tanker HONOLULU air craft carrier Lexington col lided with a tanker during fleet refueling exercise Wednesday, but damage wa: minor and no one was in jured. The Navy, starting an in vestigation, said the acciden between the carrier and the fleet oiler Kawishiwi occurre 60 miles south off Oahu. of Honolulu Kill How, Pay Later Plot Against Love Rival Jails Pasadena Man SOUTH PASADENA UP) soft-spoken electronics engineer was arrested Wednesday night and ac- cused of plotting a "kill now, pay later" conspiracy to eliminate a love rival. Police said, they jailed Arthur Herbert Reeser Smith, 50, of Pasadena, after he turned over the second of two pay- ments and a promissory note for to Charles Hitchcock Johnston, .41, also of Pasadena. Smith was booked in the county jail on suspicion of soliciting another person to commit murder. Johnston, who" described himself as an ex-soldier of fqrtune, told police Smith hired him' to kill another man he said was alienating a girls friend's affections. Johnston said Smith sug- gested he use poison gas. "But as a soldier of for- tune used to Johnston quoted Smith as saying, "you must have a favorite method of your own. I don't care how you do it, but get the job done." Dist. Atty.'s Investigator C. A. PantaleonI tpld this story: Smith approached John- ston May 4 and asked him about an ad Johnston pub- lished in a Pasadena news- paper, offering to under- take dangerous missions for money. He offered John- ston1 to kill Joseph D. Reed, a former teacher at Santa Fe, N. High School. Smith said; Reed had come between him and Elaine Worthington, 40, a teacher at the New Mexico school.: Johnston notified South Pasadena police. Detective Sgt. Donald Roberts said he met Smith May 13, told him he was working with Johnstoh and got the first down payment. Wednesday night he said, he got the second payment. He said the re- mainder was to be paid after Reed was killed. Pantaleoni said that Miss Worthington moved last year from Los Angeles to Santa Fe. There she met Reed. Last Thanksgiving she told Smith that their romance was over. Reed, reached in Santa Fe, described Smith as bril- liant but erratic. Reed, an expert trap- shooter and a teacher, now is married to Miss Worth- ington, a teacher at Santa Fe High School where Reed formerly taught. Reached at his country home near the village of Pojoaque north of Santa Fe, Reed said he had only met Smith once. He called Smith "a bril- liant guy, but all mixed up." QUEEN OF THE RIFLES Judith Tifenberg, a Pennsylvania State University student, lines.up the sights of a riflfe after her se- lection as national queen of the'Pershing Rifles, a group of the college's ROTC Mitchell Says Public Will Use Own Rights The public will exercise its right to slap labor unions "and management into line as long as the public's stake in collective bargaining is ignored, Labor Secre- tary James P. Mitchell said today in Long Beach. "In collective bargaining, 'ou can no longer cut up the pie of productivity without recognizing that a third party las an that hird party is the consumer, the Mitchell told a Chamber of Commerce break- fast forum in the Wilton Hotel. The cabinet member, now on a speech-making swing of Southern California, also took occasion to strike out at Teamsters Union boss James by labor leaders Harry Bridges and Walter Reuther. t "THERE'S NO ROOM (in the labor movement) for racketeers or Mitchell said in reply to a question by Mrs. Gladys O'Donrjetl, Republican state central committee member. Mrs. O'Donnell's question more as a state- ment of opinio that Hoffa, Bridges and Reu- ther wanted to change our form of government. She wondered what coud be done to stop them. Mitchell replied that labor unions were among the firsi to recognize the threat of Communism, HE pointed out that of racketeering charges had been expelled from the Congress of Indus- trial Organizations "It hasn't cured Hoffa he said, "but it will'in time." Earlier, Mitchell commented that Hoffa's reported threat oi a national strike in protest against restrictive labor laws was "the most brazen, arro- gant thing I've ever heard." "Hoffa's methods are those of a he said. "But I don't think a nation- wide strike is practical or feasible. "Hoffa has. no influence in any other transport field ex- cept the longshoremen's." AMONG OTHER points (Continued Page A-3, Col. 2) SECRETARY MITCHELL Addresses Forum Quake Recorded Near San Diego SAN DIEGO earth- quake was recorded at a.m. today and was described as sharp by Fred Robinson, seismologist. The seismological labora- tory at the California Insti- tute of Technology, in Pasa- dena recorded the at about the same time and said it was approximately 100 miles from Pasadena, which could put it in the vicinity of San Diego. A Caltech scientist said it apparently was amall earthquake. ;