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Press-Telegram (Newspaper) - November 2, 1959, Long Beach, California Charlie Van Dor en Confesses All TV QUIZ 'WIZARDRY' The Finest Evening Neivspapet LONG BEACH 12, CALIF., MONDAY, NOVEMBER 28 PAGES PRICE10CENTS TELEPHONE HE 5-1161 HOME EDITION (Six Editions Daily) Vol. 234 CLASSIFIED HE 2-5959 Plane Hits Home, Two L J Sisters Killed Badly Burned Mom Flees Flames; Pilot of Craft Unhur DAYTON, Ohio je F104 Starfighter crashe broadside into a house nea and buried itse in the ruins. -Two young sis ters were killed, i The pilo ejected to safety. The mother of the girls Mrs.' Grace Shoup, 37, ra from the house, her clothin in flames, after the super sonic craft crushed the hous and exploded. She is in criti cal condition. The sisters were Lynn Shoup, 12, and Laura, 2. Thei brothers, Billy, 10, arnTTom my, 8, were in school. Lynn a sixth-grader, was to hav reported for her half-day ses sion of school at noon. Thei father, John, was at work. Wallace McCormick, 27 was driving past the house the plane hit; "FLAMES FROftl >the bias shot clear acrbsV the road more than 50 feet away, am completely enveloped my McCormick told news men. "The fire was all over the-car. I could feel the heat "I Most control and hit the ditch about 50 yards down the-road. When I got a look at.the house, it was a com plefe wreck and Mrs. Shoup was running across the yarc with her clothing afirei" McCormick was uninjured Shaken neighbors beat out the flames and hustled the screaming woman to a hospi- tal. THE PILOT, Maj. James W; 34, ejected at low! altitude when his crafl lost power on takeoff. The house, a converted brick "school building, is lo- cated about eight miles south of air force base where Maj.. Bradbury is based. _' Maj. Bradbury is one of the few men to survive ejection from a Starfighter, one Air Force source said. PiHer Patter of L B. Rain Predicted Scattered light showers are expected to spatter Long Beach and surrounding com- munities today and tonight, continuing the weekend storm which brought .03 of an inch of rain to the downtown area. Although skies will vary from cloudiness to consider- able sunshine, the Weather Bureau maintains, little change in temperature is ex- pected as highs ranged from near 75 in coastal areas to near 82 in lower desert val- leys. High today is expected to-be 73. Long Beach Airport report- ed -.03 of an inch for the weekend, and a trace record- ed Sunday evening. Los An- geles reported .06 of an inch from the light rain which pelted most of Southern Cali- fornia. Snow .fell for the third straight day in high mountain areas, with a total of 6 inches at Big Bear. Weather Variable high clouds to- night and Tuesday with a chance of a few showers. Not much change in tem- perature. ONLY SURVIVOR Ernest Bradley, 33, only survivor of plane crash in Virginia, talks to newsmen in Strike by Butchers Postponed 2 Weeks More than Southland-butchers remained on :heir jobs today after a last-night that postponed strike for two weeks. The strike, originally set for midnight was held off at the request o: Federal Mediator John L. Fen ton. Representatives of the AFL Plea Filed for Chessman WASHINGTON el for Caryl Los Angeles "Red Light ontended in a new appeal with the Supreme Court oday that the condemnec man had been subjected to ruel and unusual punish ment in violation of the con- titution. Chessman was convicted 1 years ago on various ounts, including attempted ape and kidnaping. He has een in San Quentin's death ow since the conviction. THE HIGH tribunal on Oct 1, three days before Chess- man had been scheduled to ie in the San Quentin gas lamber, granted him a new tay of execution. George T. Davis, San Fran- isco attorney for Chessman, led the new appeal, which an about 325 pages. Davis old newsmen the appeal, 'hich was about two inches lick, was typed and the tencils cut entirely by Chess- man in his San Quentin cell. Davis said the appeal raised h r e e new constitutional oints. The attorney empha- ized the contention that the ondemned man had suffered ruel and unusual punish- ment. FREE TENSIONS Joy of Living Told in Series If you're bottling up your worries, then this is for you-. The new series is entitled 'Master Vour Tensions and Enjoy Living Authored by Dr. George S. Stevenson, prominent 5sychiatrist, and Harry Wilt, experienced news- paperman, the 15-part se- ries begins Monday, Nov.' 9, in The Press-Telegram. Watch for the nine "ten- sion "ow suggestions on how to unbottle worries. CIO Amalgamated Meat Cut- ters Union and Food Em- ployers Council resumed their 60-day-old talks centering on wage boosts this morning. THE AGREEMENT calling for two-week continuance ol negotiations followed an as- surance by the employers that any pay raise would be made retroactive to Nov. 1. Negotiators for both sides met over weekend in a 23-hour marathon session Fenton said of the bargain- ng: "1 don't think the parties are so far apart that we can't come to an The union is demanding a 75-cent'hourly raise extend- ng over a three-year period while the employers have offered'60.8 cents an hour over a five-year span. Jour- neyman meat cutters now get an hour. The market owners have also demanded an end to as- serted alleged practice of keeping jutchers on the job even wjien there is no work for :hem to do. Some retail outlets serving nearly 85 per cent of :he consumers in Southern the Mexican border to San Luis Obispo excluding San Diego and be affect- ed by a walkout. 6 MEMBERS OF Retail Divi- sion, Local 551, butcher's union, will meet-Tuesday'at 8 p. m. in the Oil, Chemical md Atomic Workers Hall, 2100 W. Willow St., for fur- :her discussion of current negotiations with employes, according to Harold Woodard, secretary-treasurer. The local union, represents about butchers in the larbor area, including Long Beach, San Pedro and Wil- mington. Sole Survivor Tells Crash Death of 26 Nothing but.Quiet After Roaring Impact of Airliner WAYNESBORO, Va. "Things were all quiet, n moans, no groans." This was the way a 33 year-old union official de scribed the immediate after math of a crunching impac against a Virginia mountain side in which 26 person aboard a twin-engine airline lost their lives and he alon iurvived. "I yelled to see. if anyone :lse was alive, but no one an said.E. Phil Bradley ot Clifton Forge, Va., as he told of his 36-hour ordeal in !he wilderness following thi :rash of the -Piedmont Air lines DCS Friday night. He suffered a dislocated hip and minor cuts. WITHIN A FEW hours aft ir Bradley was taken to hospital Sunday-at Charlottes ville, 26 bodies, wrapped in tarpaulins, were laboriously carried to the summit of cliff studded Bucks Elbow Moun tain near -Virginia's fame Skyline.Drive., Bradley, .who said he no :iced his watch 'showed m. moments after the crash was first reached at the wreck scene by Air Force Sgt John Weis of Pittsburgh. "I was damned glad to seu the injured survivor said. The plane, en route from (Continued Page A-5, Col. 1) Anti-Inflation Mail 'Flood1 Urged by Ike WASHINGTON lent Eisenhower today urge( he public to flood Congres; and his office with demand; hat America's economy bi cept sound. Eisenhower, warning against the dangers of infla ion, called for the demon tration of support in an in ormal talk at a conference lesigned to promote eco- lomic growth and stabilize iving costs. He told the conference ponsors that one of. the greatest helps that the Presi- dent and Congress get in the landling of great problems is letters and other ommunications from the public. EISENHOWER called on he sponsors to promote a lood of such communication! n the interest of a sound dol ar. that, he added, would be one of the greatest services tm can accomplish for the United States of America." Eisenhower spoke at a reakfast meeting of repre- entatives of 48 national or- anizations. The one-day con- erence was arranged by H. ruce Palmer, president of IB Mutual Benefit Life In urance Co. Giant Oak Topples on 3 Girls; 1 Killed Pa. (UPI) iant oak tree, the oots, toppled on three girls unday, killing one and scri- usly injuring the others. The victim, Ella Weaver 'oil, '17, of Ephrata, was mong eight girls and two oys gathered along the Con- stoga Creek watching prepa- ation for a mass baptism. HIS FACE DRAWN, Charles Van Doren presented these studies today tors-about being "deeply involved in a in a U. S. Enters Steel Pact Talks Again Mediators Move Into Dispute for I st Time Since Sept. 28 WASHINGTON ?ederal mediators moved back into the deadlocked stee negotiations today, but pu off for ,the time being any joint bargaining sessions wit union and management off: cials. U. S. mediation chief Jo seph F. Finnegan met sepa rately this morning with ne gotiators for the United Steel workers Union and the 1 Biggest steel producing com panics. Afterward he announced he would continue separat cause "I think it's better to do it separately." FEDERAL OFFICIALS and spokesmen for both sides were gloomy about prospects 'or any early settlement o :he Ill-day-old steel strike Union President David J McDonald and R. Conrad Cooper, chief management ne gotiator, exchanged new charges even as they arrivec o participate in the media- tion efforts. For one thing, Cooper re- ected McDonald's suggestion hat top steel executives sit in on the talks. Cooper sale steel producers feel they can )e well represented by the negotiators they have se- ected. BEFORE ATTENDING the morning session with Finne- gan, McDonald told newsmen "I think a summit inference could take place f the President and premiers iVere not present. Nothing an happen if. they sulk in heir homes and their of- ices." Federal officials said they lid not expect much progress at the sessions because both ides appeared to be awaiting a Supreme Court decision on a back-to-work injunction ssued by the federal courts, iritain Denies Giving Castro, Trujillo Arms LONDON Foreign )ffice spokesman today de ied reports that Britain has old arms to the Dominican Republic and Cuba this year. WHERE TO FIND IT Beach B-l Hal A-7 A-7 C-5 to 9 B-6, 7 C-4 B-2. A-6 B-3. Shipping C-4 C-l, 2, 3 C-4. Tides, TV, C-10 A-7 B-4, 5, 6 Vow A-2 Used Script, Lie to Grand Jury, Congress Hears WASHINGTON (AP) Van Doren con-! fessed tearfully today that his television appearance as: a mental giant was a dishonest role in a great decep- tion on the American public. His boyish face drawn and his eyes bloodshot, Van Doren told House investigators he followed a prepared script in giving the answers that made him a national celebrity. the most famous of big money winners on TV quiz Doren collected he was coached not only in what to say" but how to say ing agonizingly for answers he already knew in order to build up suspense. "I was deeply involved in a Van Doren ad- mitted in telling how he ilayed the part of genius on :he old "Twenty One" quiz jrogram. WHEN HE HAD completed lis story of collusion, fol- owed by fear and shame, Van Doren acknowledged to newsmen who asked if he won the small fortune hon- estly: "I didn't come by it hon- estly." He said rf on Firs "fighUrs ined the est thai. ban watershed ec1 loss'.uf 10 By rnid-ir hi? National M nien'saiii it woijjtj !ie-0f.'-3 he didn't know whether he would return any of the money. But he said he was relieved now that the hoax had been revealed. During his turn on the wit- ness stand, Van Doren had also confessed he gave false estimony to a New York ;rand jury investigating quiz shows. THE PROFESSOR, 33-year- old intellectual scion of a noted literary family, admit- ed he had given the wrong .nswers in denying previous- y the show on which he won was rigged in lis favor. Van Doren's appearance be- 'ore the House subcommittee ALBERT FREEDMAN Named in Quiz. conducting its own quiz Into TV question and answer pro- grams was as dramatic as his weekly displays of mental wizardry on the since-abol- ished "Twenty-One" show. THE HEARING ROOM was packed as Van Doren entered from a side door to evade reporters and photographers. Only those who could squeeze into the chamber were able to see Van Doren relate the details of a per- sonal ordeal in which he wrestled with his conscience and finally bowed to a pro- ducer's urging that he rs- learse the baffling questions and answers which made him famous. The hearing, under House Continued on A-4, Col. I.) Txvc oth _____ _ Dorado- f-falional 5? te jii'g ihe shy. i ASHES FROM t fell oil M City- Van Doren Perjury Action Held Unlikely NEW YORK (UPI) tty. Frank Hogan indicated oday that Charles Lincoln fan Doren would not be in-i icted for perjury by the rand jury to whom he gave incorrect statements." At the same time, the New 'ork County district attorney aid the grand jury, in consid- ring p e r j u r y indictments gainst other big-money quiz vinners who gave false testi- mony, probably would be in- uenced by whether the con- estants had shown any "sign f contrition." HOGAN TOLD a press con- ereiice that a "great number" f contestants had lied to the rand jury, and suggested that grand hey correct their statements said; s soon as possible. Asked if he would seek rand jury action against Van take Doren, who testified he .did not receive any help while winning on the quiz show Hogan said: "It's a question whether it will serve any public pur- pose." HOGAN SAID that his of- fice had questioned at least 300 contestants. "Many of them, perhaps, appeared be- fore the grand he said "A good many contestants told the truth, bat then there are a great number who did not." Asked if action would be taken against quiz winners who fail to "correct" their d jury testimony, Hogari "Not necessarily. But I think it advisable that they that step." Clouds of darkened, ths Syced to headlights -In 'mjd-iiay ers btgsn m ,r-alrfe on big fijita Iff Sieira Wien Sim'tnlfe Surety n'jtjt hurvll rose. 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