Press-Telegram (Newspaper) - May 29, 1959, Long Beach, California
Name L B. Man Skipper for USS Long Beach BIG FOUR END AERIAL GERMANY CONFERENCE WEIGHING 70 TONS, the 56-foot-high bow of the nuclear-powered 'guided mis- sile cruiser USS Long Beach is hoisted into place for welding to the power- ful, warship, under construction at Bethlehem Steel Co.'s shipyard at Quincy, Mass. The 721-foot-long vessel will be christened in Wirephoto.) Short-Range Jet Airliner for Douglas J v Possibilitjrtriat a new short- range passenger jet will.be built in Long Beach for Doug- las Aircraft Go.: was: voiced Thursday night by Donald W. Douglas Jr., president of the aircraft firm. Douglas announced plan for the new airliner at the llth annual banquet of Chef; of the .Week, sponsored by the Independent, Press-Tele gram to honor amateur chefs featured in the-1, P-T "Chef of :the Week" columns. Official announcement 'o plans for'construction of the 60rto-70-passenger j e t, .the DC9, will be made in the next few days, Douglas predicted afaer financial details worked out. THE NEW DOUGLAS je airliner, which' will replac the DC6 in short-range fligh capabilities, has been .mad possible 'by 'recent advances in-more powerful'jet engines Douglas tohTtop Long Bea.ch business .and professiona meri being honored for thei cooking abilities. _ Featured speaker at th banquet, held at the Mountei Police Clubhouse, Dougla said the new .plane will be able to use smaller landin; fields than those necessar; for the' larger, continenl spanning its com petitors. "If all goes well, the ne DC9 will be ready for servic in Douglas predicted "and we' should still be build ing DC8s in 1963." COMMENTING on t h Long Beach-built DC8, th first of which is scheduled t go into service very Douglas said that about 2fK million dollars was-spent o the jet before the first on took to the air. "Nothing is ever ver simple in our business an everything costs th California aircraft 'Compan executive said. "In our bus ness, we live on change, an the challenge is to find great machine." Commenting on the firm efforts in the rocket fiel notably the Thor guided mi sile, Douglas predicted th Thor will prove to be th "DC3 of the early space age Capt. Eugene P. Wilkinson, Long Beach native and first kipper of the atomic sub- iarine Nautilus, has been amed prospective command- ng officer of. the USS Long each, the U. S. Navy's first uclear-powered surface ship. Earlier, Capt Wilkinson ad been .assigned "duty" board the Long Beach, which s .scheduled to-be launched t the Bethlehem Steel Co' ard at Quincy, in late uly, The cruiser is one of three uclear; surface craft being iuilt for the Navy. The others re the aircraft carrier Enter- irise and the guided missile rigate Bainbridge. i CAPT. WILKINSON, 41, is a veteran. of 19 years nava! ervice. Under his command he Nautilus steamed more han miles without a or- failure o. meet, an operational com- mitment. For the past two years Wilkinson has commandec iubmarine Squadron' 102 a1 lew Conn. He wiL >e relieved in that post by Cmdr. James F. Calvert, skip per. of the nuclear submarine ikate since her commission ng." Storm Aims ale Winds at Louisiana J NEW ORLEANS.WV-Trop hroiigh the edge of the Gulf f Mexico today, its winds of >0 miles' per hour expected to trike .the Louisiana coast arly tonight! The Weather Bureau's ad- isory at 10 a.m. placed the torm about 140 miles south- out hwest.of Ne.w Orleans, cattered squalls and winds f between 35 and 50 miles jer hour extended' outward 50 miles north of the storm's enter. The bureau also aid it expected the storm to move north through Louisiana nd on into Arkansas when t moves inland. It is ex- pected to complete its march rt 185 Die in Java Rail Wreck JAKARTA, Indonesia Unconfirmed reports say persons were killed and 20C ;eriously injured in a trajn crash in the mountainou fasikmalaja area of Wes Java, Health Ministry official announced today. Four coaches of a Bandung bound express reportedl, plunged into a valley Thurs Jay "after a coupling broke Informed sources said the ac cident was believed caused b. sabotage' by rebel Darul Islam ilements. The area where the acci dent occurred is infested wit rebels.. Doctors, nurses an tons of medical equip ment have been flown to th scene. A countrywide appea has been made for more doc tors and nurses. Blasted 40 Ft. Up, Trucker Survives WICHITA, Kan. gasoline truck explosion ble- James Landon, 42, sky-hig Thursday. He survived. Landon had just opened manhole on top of the gallon transport when th tank exploded. Witnesses the blast hurled him highe than a powerline above the ground. 40 fee cal .storm Arlene Final Round of Conclave Under Way Ministers Launch Secret Talks on Return to Geneva By JOHN GENEVA (Jfi The Big Four foreign ministers an nounced today after a trans atlantic sky conference tha they had a useful exchange of views on their overnigh flight from Washington. They'Started the final rounc of their Geneva talks on Ger man problems, the Berlin crisis and the prospects for a summit conference at the villa of British Foreign Sec retary Selwyn Lloyd at 1! a.m. The U. S. Air Force plane carrying Secretary of State Christian A. Herter, Sovie Foreign Minister Andrei A Grorhyko, Lloyd and France's Maurice Couve de Murvill landed at Cointrin Airpor here at a.m. THE FOUR ministers were in a jovial mood. Herter wa first off the plane, Gromykb following. Assistant Secre tary of "State Andrew H Berding, who had ridden in an accompanying aircraft, is sued a statement on behal of the four: "The four foreign minister had an opportunity on the air craft ''of reviewing the prog gress of the Geneva confer churnedhnce., to discuss certai details of their respective po Jet Crash Sets Carrier Afire sitions. All agreed that the exchange of views had bee most useful. The Four min sters agreed to meet' agai privately and informally a Mr.' Lloyd's1 Geneva res dence." Berding supplied some de tails of the conference in th clouds after talking brief 1 with Herter. '.THE FOUR ministers too off from Washington.in mic afternoon. For the first hou they chatted informally an read newspapers and maga zines and the like. Then the organized a meeting wit about as much secrecy a THE STORM stirred up Gulf waters and pushed tides 2 to 4 feet above normal. Small-craft warnings, ad- 'ising such craft.to remain in were displayed from Sa- line, Tex., just aSross the -ouisiana state line, to Saint Marks, Fla., 300 miles east- ward. The Louisiana coast lying directly in the path of the storm at its last advised di- contains scattered ishing villages and swamp ands dotted with oil rigs. Weather- Some cloudiness late tonight and early Satur- day, but rnostly sunny Saturday. Little change in temperature. hrough Louisiana by early they will ever talke about conference issues fo an hour and a half. Gromyko sat opposite Hei ter and Couve de Murvill (Continued Page A-2, Col. 3 CHOKING Doctor-Patron Save Man in Restaurant TRENTON, N.J. UP) George Dooley, 39, began choking on a piece of steak at a restaurant Thursday night. Luckily four doctors had just in. One o1 them performed an emer- gency operation with a pen knife in the -restaurant probably saving Dooley's life. He was theri rushed to St. Francis Hospital where his condition was reportec as good. H o M TJie Southland's Finett Evening Newspaper LONG BEACH 12, CALIF., FRIDAY, MAY Vol. 100 PRICE 10 CENTS CLASSIFIED HE Z-5859 36 PAGES (Six Editions Dailyjj" TELEPHONE HE 5-1161 THIS-WAS THE SCENE aboard tlje U; S. aircraft 'Carrier Essex 'off jla., .Thursday ..after a. on. landing _and cradled into, otherplaries parked ,on Red China WASHINGTON OP) The United. States today accused Communist China of persis: tent efforts to expand 'the area of. Communist control in southeast Asia by infiltra- tion, subversion and threats of military action. The State Department made Jhe accusation -in .reply to Peiping's propaganda charges that the United States prod- ded Laos into violating truce terms. State Department Press Of- ficer Lincoln White said the United States is not involved and has taken no part in ef- forts by the Royal Lap gov ernment to integrate Com- munist forces into the Lao army. Communist China contends the integration action was the result of U. S. prompting. White said such a conten- tion is completely false. Blast Kills 16 Miners in France METZ, France Wt An earth-shaking explosion feet deep shattered a coal mine shaft here today killing 16 miners and burning 25. The explosion took place in a side shaft which had been condemned as containing dan- gerous gas pockets. Miners were in the process of sealing it off when the explosion took place. JACKSQNyTLLE; Fla; Fire at the crash of a Navy aboard the aircraft carrier .Essex Thursday.' The pilot of-the-plane was killed and an airman on the carrier deck burned to death. In addition, three men were critically injured and 18 hos pitalized with minor burns or injuries. It took fire-fighting crews nearly an hour to put out the flames that spread when the plane-cartwheeled across-the deck. SK PLANES were de- stroyed or badly damaged and the-carrier had considerable damage to its rear elevator, lipped deck compartments and electrical wiring and equip- ment. Lt. James C. Steele, pilot of the FJ Fury jet, was waved off after a low approach but his right wing dipped, caught a-parked aircraft-and his plane then cartwheeled across the deck, followed by explo sions and fire, the Navy re- ported. Steele and his plane went into the water and were lost. airman who burned to death. The Essex returned to duty a few hours after the acci- dent and continued operations in a training exercise about 200 miles east of Jacksonville. The ship is scheduled, to come to its home berth at the May port Naval Auxiliary Air Station near here Saturday noon. THEY'RE EXPERTS ON THE SUBJECT Space Monkeys fo Meet the Press WASHINGTON and Baker, the world's most renowned monkeys, are fly- ing, here for a news confer- ence Saturday. From personal experience; they know more about space travel than the government scientists who will present them. After all, they traveled miles, curving out more than 300 miles into space, aboard a Jupiter missile Thursday. They" survived, with nary a missed heartbeat, the ponder- ous thrust as" the rocket lifted off the launching pad at Cape Canaveral, Fla. They en- dured nine minutes free of the earth's pull of gravity as the missile screamed along at miles an hour. And they survived the burning re-entry into the earth's atmosphere far out in the Atlantic near the Island of Antigua. The recovery of their nose cone vehicle from the sea by Navy vessels was almost an anticlimax. ABLE IS a 7-pound rhesus moneky, monkey Baker a weighing squirrel only a pound. Both are females. Through electronic instru- ments that radioed back such information as pulse rate, body heat and blood pressure, They told scientists much about what can happen to a traveler in space. The two pioneering mon- keys were aboard the Navy tug Kiowa early today, alive and well. As a medical of- ficer cabled back after the sea pickup, "Able, Baker per- fect. No Injuries or other difficulties." After reaching San Juan, Puerto Rico, they will be flown to Washington. Project scientists will meet newsmen Saturday with Able and Baker on hand to meet the press. The monkeys' successful 15-minute trip is hailed as an auspicious forerunner for the projected orbiting around the (Continued Page A-2, Gol. 4) U. S. Hijackers Richer by 3 Million Pesos MEXICO CITY'. snatchett. a valise which.police said contained, more, than .three million Cuban pesos from an American woman in a quiet dential district here Thursday night, and wounded her wifh a shot as they fled.. A quick investigation led to the arrest .of the woman, dentified as Marilyn.' (Mae) Th'all'Beyeff 'of Miami, Fla., and a score of other persons some of her associates and men suspected of engi- neering the holdup. Even while pressing the in quiry into the robbery, police said today they believe they have stumbled on an interna- tional ring dealing in foreign currencies, jewels and per haps narcotics. MRS. BEYEFF'S husband, A. KarL Beyeff, was among the persons rounded up. He was taken into custody after he called police headquarters from a downtown hotel to inquire about her. Police said the stolen valise Charles E.- Porter was the contained. Cuban pesos nominally worth the same amount of dollars but actually of restricted yalue because of currency regula- tions imposed by Prime-Min- (Co'ntinued Page A-2, Col. 3) WHERETO FIND IT John-O'Rourke, No. 2 man to Jimmy Hoffa, and' other Teamster, officials among 15 men indicted in New York in jukebox extortion and coer- cion inquiry. Story on Page 2-A. Beach B-I. Hal B-7, B-7. D-l to 10. B-4, 5. D-l. Death B-2. B-3. Shipping D-t. C-l, 2, 3, 4, S. C-7. Tides, TV, C-8. Vital D-l. B-7. A-8, 9. Your A-2. State Set to Vote Water Plan SACRAMENTO fornia's Senate 'as poised today to pass Gov, Brown's financing plan for a gigantic water system that would carry northern water to dry areas of'the'state. Even the sternest critics conceded the administration had the 21 votes necessary .'to send the bill for a lion-dollar bond issue to -die Assembly. Northern senators made their bid Thursday in special "to be unacceptable to the lower house. They were beaten down each time. Sen. Hugh M. Burns Fresno) went along with 12 amendments which had been worked out in .last-minute conferences. Northern senators lost put on which sought to limit the flow of. the south and guarantee money for'projects in the north beyond, 'the' reajpr Feather River Project, Execute Killer of Two Women SAN .QUENTIN A convicted, rapist and .'killer died today in San Quentin Prison's gas chamber. Vender Lee Duncan, 30, spent most of the night play- ing checkers. Duncan was sentenced to death for raping and killing two elderly San Francisco Elizabeth Man- ning, 75, and Mrs. Ada Rfe mig, 68.