Press-Telegram (Newspaper) - November 12, 1959, Long Beach, California
Phofo by Bryan Hodgson NOTHING TO DO BUT GRIN AND BEAR IT Three-wcek-old Michael Landreville comes under the close scrutiny of his mother, Mrs. Thomas Landreville, 20, of 847 Stanley Ave., and his dentist, Dr. S. Leonard Ctttuli, today as he prepares to give up the two lower teeth he was born with. The extraction was a precaution against the loosely lodged teeth coming out and being inhaled into Michael's windpipe. Note: the extrac- tion went just like the dentist said: It didn't hurt, much. Ike Rejects Bid for Data on Viet Nam Senator Advised Report Exclusively for Executive Use WASHINGTON (UP I) President Eisenhower refused today to allow a Senate sub- committee to see a govern- ment evaluation report on the foreign-aid program in Viet Nam. The President told Chair- man Mike Mansfield (D-Mont) tliul it would "not be com- patible with the national in- terest" to furnish the report to the Foreign Relations sub- committee which has been in- vestigating of waste in the aid program in Viet Nam. "1 wish to make it clear lhal this has not been done for the purpose of preventing I he disclosure of any facts shown by the Bison- hower said in a letler to Mansfield. "Such facts will be made available to you as promptly as possible." BUT HE SAID the report was an executive branch paper and for administration use only. Eisenhower told Mansfield he was writing because he had been advised that the sen- ator's written request for the report had been delivered Oct. S to the director of the Inter- national Cooperation Admin- istration which administers the foreign aid program. The Mansfield subcommit- tee last summer investigated charges by Albert M. Cole- grove, correspondent for the Scripps-1-loward newspapers, Mint millions of dollars in U.S. foreign aid funds liad been squandered in Viet Nam. AFTER RECEIVING con- flicting testimony, the sub- committee named (wo mem- bers, Sens. Bourke B. Hicken- looper (R-la) and Albert Gore to conduct an on- the-spot check in Viet Nam while they were abroad on other business during the con- are gressional, recess. They due in Viet Nam later this month. Mansfield now is in Johann- esburg, South Africa, en route to the Far East. The chief executive said the Aug. 15, 19.T7, ICA report titled "Evaluation of Viet Nam program" was an "internal executive branch communi- cation comprising opinion and advise on official manors." ONCE WROTE FOR NIXON Two Tots, and Self PEBBLE BEACH A little girl thought her neighbors' pets looked hungry. She and her father in- vestigated and found a family of four dead. The coroner calls it a triple murder and suicide. Dead in their beds, wearing night clothes, were Mrs. Bette Lavine Gardner, 38, and her daughters, Randy Lee, 12, and Diane, 8. Each- had been hit on the head with a two-pound sledge hammer. At the foot of Mrs. band, Charles Richard Gard- ner, 38, dressed in khakis and with a bullet wound in his right temple. On the floor ne_arby was a .45 caliber service revolver. In waste basket between the Jardners' twin beds was a bloody sledge hammer. 'I'D CALL IT a triple mur- der and Coroner Christopher Hill Jr., said Wednesday after the bodies ,vere found. "But it's a baf- fler. No notes. No explana- tion." Papers in Gardner's home disclosed he had recently ap plied for a job as an art teacher in Wellington, New Zealand. A prospectus he wrote describing himself gave no indication of desperation. But a letter from brother, found in Gardner's the house, expressed sympathy for se- vere headaches he had been having. His only debts, Gardner wrote, were the payments on tiis frame home near the Monterey Peninsula Coun- (Continued Page A-5, Col. 5) CHARLES R. GARDNER Slays Family Fog Hangs On and On Fog, Ifke a bad cold that hangs on and on, hung on again today throughout much of Southern California. It's density kept Southland commerce to a snail's pace until the sky hazily cleared about 10 a.m. It was a temporary demise, though, the U.S. Weather Bureau advised. For the fog will be back tonight to hang on again through most of Friday's morning hours, BUZZARD BURIES HUGE AREA OF GREAT PLAINS Car-Top-Hiqh Drifts Pile Up on Highways Inches of Snow Blankets Montana's Capital HELENA, Mont. (ff> Mountains of drifting snow buried Montana from border to border today as the area's worst blizzard of the season swept across the northern plains states. The snowfall let up grad- ually in western Montana through the morning, but drifts as high as car tops had already piled up. Transporta- tion was nearly paralyzed. Many schools called it a holi- day. Nearly 18 inches of by far a record for any 24 this capital city of and more was falling at mid-morning. 4 t: AIRLINE SERVICE was halted throughout the state. Buses and trains continued to run, but some were as much as three hours behind sched- ule. Cut Rank's 2 below zero was the coldest temperature in the nation during the night. Howling gusts shatterec plate glass windows in Missoula department store and cut out street lights in the downtown section over- night. Montanans, accustomed to rugged winter weather, launched an early morning battle to keep essential traf- fic and supplies moving. Iso- lated communities were be- lieved to be well stocked with Food and fuel and there _were no immediate reports of un- usual hardships. HEAVY SNOW warnings were issued for parts of South Dakota and Nebraska, Flurries hustled along by northwesterly winds cut a swath from eastern Wash- ington into the.Great Lake's Region. The State Highway Patrol estimated 30' cars were off the road or stalled between Helena and Missoula in west- ern Montana. Roadblocks ivere manned at three points along U.S. Highway 10 to warn motoroists to take shel- ter. One death was reported Vom the new assault. Walter 4ayes, 33, of Billings, was dllcd and'two persons were injured in the collision of a HOME The Soulhland's Finest Evening Newspaper LONG BEACH 12, CALIF., THURSDAY, NOV. Vol. 243 PRICE 10 CENTS .TELEPHONE HE 5-1161 '7ft PAGES CLASSIFIED HE 2-5959 EDITION (Six Editions Daily) VICTIMS OF BOAT TRAGEDY Tragedy-plagued Bernard Cemper, 30, of Paramount, grips the arms and hands of his wife, Gloria, 23; and daughter, Kathy, A, as they await treatment on stretchers in a hospital emergency room. The Cempers' youngest daugh- ter perished in the accident. Cemper is credited with saving his wife's life. TV MEN MIFFED, WALK OUT Rocky Runs Into Hassle at 1st Calif. News Meet LOS ANGELES York's Gov. Nelson Rockefeller came wesl to- day for a round of speeches and conferences and ran smack into a hassle at his Quiz Opens Into Baby's 'irst formal news conference. A big contingent of television newsmen, three major networks walked out on him. including representatives of the car and Mont. truck near Laurel, WIND-WHIPPED snow and produced scores of raffic accidents Wednesday. Motorists turned on their car ights throughout the day to aid in recognition. Helena's snowfall is the heaviest in history for a 24- hour period. The weather bureau fore- cast snow today all along the eastern slope of the continen- tal divide as Colorado and far south Kansas. RECREATION IS A 'MUST' When Your Teisions Mount, Try for Temporary Escape By GEORGE S. day on a charge of strik- ing a child. Almost prostrate with fright and embarrass- M.D., and HARRY MILT (NO. 4 IN SERIES) When things go wrong and tensions mount, don't stand .here and suffer. Escape for awhile. Act while you are still able to decide for yourself, .instead of waiting for your emotions to make some wild decision for you. Remove yourself bodily from the scene of con- flict. If you don t, you may not only be 'tense but sorry. v ELAINE, a timid, gentle ment, she managed to get out her story. It had been "one of those days." She had been up all night with her own feverish youngsters. Then, struggling against exhaustion, worry and a blinding head- ache, she had pitched into her chores. people kept calling on the phone. c JUST THEN the neighbor's boy decided to have some fun by ringing her bell and run- ning away. After he had done this three or four times, Elaine grabbed him and thrashed him. The judge understood and merely gave her a warning. T h e y w ere protesting Rockefeller's plan io hold the news conference in two parts, the first for newspaper re- porters and the second for radio-TV newsmen. Rockefeller said it has been his practice since entering WASHINGTON automobile driven byjpublic office to split his news the 21-year-old son of Ireland's ambassador struck andi conferences. But the local TV killed a pedestrian Wednesday night but the youth in- voked his diplomatic immunity and police set him free. David Hearne, who was ar- rested last month for socking Japan Ship Sinks, 20 Lost in Typhoon TOKYO A Japanese freighter sank today in heavy seas kicked up by a late-sea- son typhoon and 20 of its 39 crew members are missing, the Japanese coast guard re- ported. The Nikkat Maru, loaded with timber from the Philippines, sprang a leak about 500 miles east of For- mosa. X: TWO- JAPANESE freight- ers rushed to the scene. The Ryuho Maru ra- dioed that it had picked up 19 survivors from life rafts and that search was continuing 'or the other crewmen. Two coast guard patrol ships were speeding to help another Japanese freighter, he Yoneyama Ma- ru, which reported a damaged Typhoon Emma, the 20th violent storm to enlerge from .he south Pacific this year, was about 80 miles east of Formosa, gradually veering to :he northeast and picking up speed. The U. S. Air Force predicted Okinawa would get ts full force early Friday. earner Low fog late tonight I'll O" O The washing machine broke; Bllt it took Elainc [o! and Friday. Hazy down and she had to do every piece by hand, running back'; and foith meanwhile to tend! her patients. Canvassers kept; over her feelings of guilt Elaine could have kept her- person, found herself in rmirl'rinsins her doorbell and (Continued A'-1, Col. 1) sunshine Friday and slightly cooler. Maxi- mum t e in p c r a t ure hy noon todav: 08.- a policeman, first was booked on a homicide charge follow- ing the accident and then released to Ambassador John Joseph Hearne. Young Hearne has been in repeated jams with police. But on each occasion he has escaped punishment by in- voking his diplomatic immu- nity. A police lieutenant in the accident investigation unit said all charges originally lodged against young Hearne were "red or wiped off the books, when he invoked his diplomatic immunity. 1. OFFICIALS doubted the corps, representing seven local stations in addition to the networks, said they would not tolerate "separate but equal facilities." THE RHUBARB occurred three hours after Rockefeller flew to Los Angeles, home territory of Vice President Richard M. Nixon. The two arc widely regarded as prob- able contenders for the Re- (Anolher story on Gov. Rockefeller is on Page A-3.) publican presidential nomina- tion, although neither has disclosed such plans. The TV men made their protest as Rockefeller headed into the conference room at the Biltmore Hotel. About a dozen crowded; State Department would getjaround with clete Rob involved in the case. They said it was up to the ambassador to take any action he felt necessary with his son be- cause of the personal nature of the case. It was explained that the incidents involving young (Continued Page A-4, Col. 3) WHERE TO FIND IT Drought and flood continue to plague much of the South. See the last in a series on; water on Page Beach B-I Hal C-I5 C-15 C-10, II B-10 Death B-2 C-14 B-3 Shipping D-5 D-I to 5 C-6 Tides, TV, Radios-Pago D-12 Vital B-8 C-15 B-1 to 7 erts of KTLA and Grant Hoi- comb of KNXT doing most of the talking. The exchange was not heated, but the TV men spoke in firm tonesJ Rockefeller was calm. Holcomb said one objec- tion is that answers to ques- tions at. a second news con- ference tend to look re- hearsed. "I'm not Rock- (Continued Page A-5, Col. 4) Heroic Role Played by Grove Teacher; 6 Saved in Harbor The tragic boating-accident drowning of a Paramount girl here Wednes- day afternoon WMS being investigated by (he Coast Guard. A 14-foot outboard motor- boat, with seven persons aboard, overturned in view of witnesses on Magnolia Pier. All, excepting the child, were saved. Two of the men aboard, operator Max A. Thelen, 41, of 1C229 Illinois St., Para- mount, and Arthur Shockey, !GO, Shelby, Neb., were later arrested for intoxication. V THE DROWNED child, Debbie Cemper, was pulled from the water by William G. Nevvbill, 29, of 10172 Aldgate Ave., Anaheim, a Garden Grove elementary school eacher. Mouth-to-mouth breathing 'ailed to revive her. Debbie's mother, Mrs. Gloria Cemper, 23, of 8305 E. ird St., a polio victim, also was rescued by the Earl War- ren sixth-grade school teach- er who had been cruising in a boat nearby. Her husband, Bernard, 30, a machine operator, rescued their 4-year-old daughter, Kathy. :i AS NEWBILL surfaced with Mrs. Cemper, her hus- band yanked a tracheotomy tube from her throat and breathed into her lungs. He continued the life-saving pro- cedure in the ambulance MS she was rushed to Seaside Hospital. All three surviving mem- bers of the Cemper family were hospitalized as was Mrs. Barbara Shockey, 25. Only Kathy, police said, was wearing a life jacket al- though two kapok vests were 'ound floating in the water at the scene. Mrs. Shockey said the group had been cruising the harbor for about an hour when Thelen idled the boat so gasoline could be poured into the tank from a five-gal- lon can and the boat flipped over. "Debbie was sitting beside (Continued Page A-5, Col. 1) French Train Crash Rocks 250 Aboard NICE, France tfft A crowded, passenger train smashed through a two-ton rockslidc today and barely missed spinning down a 90- foot ravine. The 250 passen gers were shaken a bit but no one was hurt. The crash occurred 10 miles out of Nice on the Breil line. The 150-ton locomotive booted the boulders out of the way and came to a screeching stop 250 yards away. Ike Again in Georgia Seeking Sun AUGUSTA, dent Eisenhower arrived hern by plane at p.m. today for some of the sunshine and clear skies that were, missing during his visit to Augusta last month. The president, seeking a rest before his December good-will (our of II countries on three continents, was accompanied by a small White House staff and George E. Allen, business and personal friend.' This is Eisenhower's 2'lth visit to the Augusta National Golf Club since his 1S52 elec- tion. The length of his stay this time is indefinite.