Press-Telegram (Newspaper) - November 13, 1959, Long Beach, California
COLD, SNOW HEADED FOR MIDWEST Smog in L. B. Called Worst in 3 Years APCD Aid Cites Population Hike, Increase of Cars Smog in the Long Beach area currently is tho worst it has been in the past three years, and the blame rests with the burgeoning popula- officials of the Air Pol- ution Control District re- sorted Thursday. A reading of .20 recorded Vednesday in Dominguez vas the highest smog concen- tration since 1956, and more, from moderate to icavy, was predicted for to- Jay. Thursday's reading in the northwest Long Beach area was .16. y: X THE APCD SPOKESMAN, who warned thai (he smog situation is worsening here, said eye irritants had built Up to a comparable level in 1956 when industrial plants took drastic steps to control the air pollution. The smog counts dropped sharply, the official said, but is now rising again. Paul Grimes, senior infor- mation assistant for the APCD, said that tolerance counts of the atmospheric ir- ritants are on the increase this year "following the peak improvement in how- ever, the problem npw rests mainly with the population growth and not the industries. ili 3 THF. LOCAL PLANTS, Grimes explained, took giant strides beginning more than five years ago to contro emission of loxic substances into the air, and three years ago "plunged the tolerance level to a satisfactory stand- "Unfortunately, no one counted on the population Grimes said. "With more people, came more automobiles. With in- creased wage earnings, came two-car families. The cars today arc the main trouble." A smog alert is called, Grimes explained, when a reading of .50 ozone parts per million parts of air -is reached. day last month the reading was .25 in Do- minguez, where ozone read- ings are taken for the entire area. Thursday Burbank's smog reading was .40 .10 below the smog-alert level. HOME The Southland's Finest Evening Newspaper LONG BEACH 12, CALIF., FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 1959 Vol. 244 PRICE 10 CENTS TELEPHONE HE 5-1161 42 PAGES CLASSIFIED HE 2-5959 EDITION (Six Editions Daily) TRAFFIC SNARLED BY SNOW Autos slide out of control on road in Billings, Mont., Thursday, during storm which deposited 16 inches of snow in a 24-hour period. Temperatures fell below Wirephoto.) 5 Tots Burn fo Death in Chicago Fire CHICAGO chil- 1 to in a fire which swept through a one-story home in south suburban Markham Thursday in the midst of a snowstorm. The mother of two of the victims was across the street visiting when the fire broke out, police said. She raced into the burning home and carried four of the children from a bedroom, but they had suffocated. The fifth child's: body was found burned in the kitchen. Dead were the two chil- dren of Mr. and Mrs. Hamlet 1, and Mi- chael, 3; and the three chil- dren of Mr. and Mrs. Albert 1, Ted 3, and Roger The Terrible' to Be Freed SPRINGFIELD, III. Roger Touhy, Chicago pro- hibition era gangster, was granted a parole today by the Illinois Parole and Pardonj Reaches S. S., British, Russ Agree on A-PJan Board. The decision Touhy, once known as "The will gain his free- dom from Stateville Prison after 25 years behind bars. i THE BOARD said he will be released as soon as his irospective home and em- ployment have been inves- tigated. Leo Rift Denied by Laraine HOLLYWOOD Iff) Ac- tress Laraine Day today de- nied a report that she and Leo Durocher have separated. She was asked by a re- porter about a New York Daily Mirror report that they had split up and replied: Touhy, 62, was sent to, what lnc Mirror orison in 1934 on a charge 1 say differently." ddnaping. John (Jake the Barber) Factor, now a Bev- erly Hills, Calif., real estate By BILL BROOM Prcss-Tclcoram Bureau SAN Nelson Rockefeller ar- rived in San Francisco today hoping for a warmer climate to incubate his presidential aspirations. The New Yorker ended a one-day invasion Thursday night into the home territory of Vice President Nixon, his chief rival for the Republi- can presidenlial nomination. He isi.ued a ringing challenge to .the American people to "wage unconditional peace to Storm Rolls East From Rockies Area 37 Below at Mont. City as Massive Drifts Pile High DENVER Bone-chill- ng cold and wind-driven mow lashed most of the Mountain area today east of the Continental Di- vide and spread into the Mid' west. The storm dropped more than two feet of snow on Montana and kicked up mas- sive drifts in many sections. Helena, the capital, still had 17 inches on the ground to day. The coldest place in the nation today was Butte, cop- per-mining city in south- western with 37 be- ow zero. The warmest tern Derature anywhere in Mon- tana during the night was 6 jelow at .Glasgow. V- THE HELENA reading was degrees colder than any previous November tempera- ture. The coldest reading ever recorded at Helena was Sub-zero temperatures also were common throughout Wyoming. Sheridan and Cody in the north each had 18 be- low. Moorcroft had -14 and at Cheyenne, the capital city, it was 3 below zero. Eastern Colorado tempera- tures remained slightly above zero. Limon and Akron, the coldest places and near the Colorado-Kansas line, each had 4. It was 7 here. The Continental Divide formed a barrier that rnod- 'crated temperatures west of the mountains. MISS DAY said she and Durocher, the former b i g- ileague baseball figure, still In his long fight for free- .ocalpy the same Beverly Hills dom, Touhy maintained he home> although ne was in was convicted on loday playing testimony and that Factor faked the kidnaping to avoid extradition to England on a swindling charge. Factor, however, testified at an Illinois pardon board hearing last year that he was kidnaped by Touliy and pals the night of June 30, 1933, beaten and held captive1 for 12 days until his wife pro- duced ransom. TOUHY BECAME notori- Gail 4. The brothers. Rcddicks are ous during prohibition days companion recently when rival gangs terrorized Chicago and dueled with sawed-off shotguns for beer- running territories. The Touhy parole board said will be required to serve a parole period under supervision until his sentence expires April 27..I961. golf. "We are still she added. The New York newspaper said Durocher has a new romantic interest, blonde Hollywood actress Larri Thomas, 26, and that his 12- year marriage to Miss Day "is all over but the legal for- malities." The story said Miss Thomas, of Wayne, Pa., has been Durocher's constant GENEVA (UP1) U. THE EXTREME COLD in the eastern Rockies was the I LIIU uaciLUi u wan LUL. British and Soviet delegatesjcore of a huge cold air masi> agreed today on a compro- mise plan to call in their sci- entists for a crucial joint re- view of hard-to-detect under- ground nuclear explosions. The arrangement, reached with a leading edge extend- ing from Northern California through northern Texas anc thence northeastward into Pennsylvania, Strong gusty winds pushed cold air into the southern THE FORMER MR. McLEOD IS NOW A BRIDE "All I Have Done Is Merely Correct a Mistake." MINISTER MORTIFIED Radiant If 'He' Was a She nagging threat of at today's private (Continued Page A-9, Col. 6) W3n' i n i j _, meeting of the year-old nu-; Rockefeller pushed hard in Los Angeles on the peace is- clear ban sue, which he clearly believes forwarded dominate next year's election campaigning. He sketched his foreign policy views in broad strokes and idealistic colors. But his Los Angeles au-.wcre diences were lukewarm at ain's conference, was to Washington, London and Moscow for final approval. NO DETAILS of the plan best and more interested in the home front. More particu- larly, they wanted to know whether he will confront na- tive son Nixon in a presiden- tial primary next year. AND NEXT, they won- dered in some cases he might not settle for the sec- ond place on the ticket. To the latter question, he answered an unequivocal "No, not under any circum- stances." As for the primary, said (Continued Page A-9, Col. 1) announced. But Brit- Sir Michael Wright, speaking as chairman of the meeting, told newsmen: "We hope the scientists will meet in Geneva.shortly." The compromise followed a gradual narrowing of once substantially-opposed rival U. S. and Soviet plans for the scope of the scientific re- appraisal. The joint review will be held here, and is con- sidered the key to a future hydrogen and atomic test ban agreement. The agreement would con- stitute the biggest step for- ward since the talks began a year ago. Weather Considerable cloudi- ness and fog tonight and Saturday. Some sunshine Saturday afternoon. Slightly cooler Saturday. SWITCH ENGINE LONGS FOR WORLD DON'T JUST Swamped? Tackle One Job at a Time By GEORGE S. STEVENSON, M.D., and HARRY MILT (NO. i In SERIES) For weeks, things have.goods store owner. The been going along beautifully, housewife has visions of Diesel Takes to Main Line Alone MIAMI, Fla. for- mer Army sex was changed by Danish a bride in Miami a month ago, it was learned today. She now lives a happy newlywed as Mrs. Ralph H. Hcidal in a Miami apart- ment. Her former identity as Charles Earnest McLeod came lo light in a crlpy- rightcd story in the Miami Herald. The Baptist pastor who performed the ceremony on Oct. 11 was shocked. "I'm going to call my doctor and get some tran- said the Rev. A. H. Stainback. "I wonder what the deacons will say." V 4 THERE WAS no appar- ent law violation in the marriage. State Atty. Rich- ard Gerstcin said he knows of nothing under Florida law that would make it a crime. Florida law docs not re- quire previously unmarried persons over 22 to furnish birth certificates in order to get married. Therefore, there was no indication of Mrs. Heidal's original sex. Mrs. Heidal, who now calls herself is 34. Her husband is 36. Christine Jorgensnn, who gained worldwide fame aft- er a similar operation, was recently refused a marriage license in New York State Navy Ship Crippled in Explosion SEATTLE ex- plosion in the No. 1 boiler left the attack cargo ship USS Skagit dead in the water about 100 miles north of Vancouver Island today. A full complement of 250 officers and crew and about 65 marines were aboard the ship. No injuries were reported. Navy headquarters here said the No. 2 boiler in the 459-foot ship also went out and the ship was completely without power. THE TUG Tatnuck out of Bremerton, Wash., has been, diverted to proceed to the' crippled ship and the tug Winona out of Port Wash., also was en route. In addition, the fleet tug Bald Eagle was diverted and WASHINGTON won new evidence .will assit. She was return ing; today of U. S. support and moral backing in its border to Puget Sound from Adak, row wjth Red china A13SK3 I The'Skagit had been en Secrc'ary of State Chris- en route to Kodiak, A. Herter had told a because her birth certificate lists her as a male. OF THE OPERATION, Mrs. Heidal said "all I have done is merely correct a mistake. It is a tragic social problem. My psyche has always been female. I'al- ways thought, felt and re- acted like a woman." She was reared in Dyers- burg, Tenn., the daughter of Charles McLeon Sr. Her childhood and the years before she became a woman were very unhappy, she said.. At. home, she ex- plained, she was treated "neither as a male or !fe- as a nonentity. I was I wanted to die." 4 if SHE SERVED in the U.S. Army three months in 1948 before getting a medical discharge. Five years ago, she said, she decided on conversion. Mrs. Heidal said her mar- rind life is normal except she cannot have children. "All we ask is just a chance to be she said. The news that Charlotte was once a man caused con- sternation among a small circle of acquaintances she has made since coming to Miami six mont'hs ago. A neighbor, Helen Black- ford, said "I'll be a monkey's pa. She's beautiful, statu- esque you know, like a Ziegfeld girl." for "Operation Totem a cold weather exercise. WHERE. TO FIND IT news conference Thursday that the. United States was taking no sides but later is- sued a statement saying the Red Chinese, in using force, U. S. aid pledge and his statement of interest in In- dia's integrity and independ- ence would help clarify the "unfortunate interpretation" put .on Herter's remarks at the news conference. Mann JERSEY CITY, N. J. (UPI) locomotives have hearts, little 1706 of the Jersey Central Railroad must have pined to escape the sidetrack drudgery of a switch engine and follow its' big brothers onto the main line. That's Just what diesel switcher No. 1706 did Thursday night, with near: disastrous results. It p.m. and the 123-ton diesel was parked on a sidetrack here, its engines idling and the hand-brake on. No one knows exactly what stirred the throbbing machinery. But a few mo- ments later the towerman in the Communipaw Ave. freight yards gazed out to see No. 1706 breezing onto the main' line, 600 horse- power of impatient engine. He was horrified to discov- er no one was In the cab. Word was flashed ahead. the tracks. All along the heavily-populated "runaway" alarm was spread. Trains and trackmen sped to safety at Bayonnc, across Newark Bay, Eliza- beth, Woodbridge, Perth Then began the battle to corral 1706. The Jersey Central dis- patched one engine in pur- suit from Jersey City, an- other from the other di- rection. Engineer Chester Gud- munson, 58, of Roselle Park, N. J., was the.first to spot his quarry. He, fire- man Harold Johns and brakeman Leo Barry had been yanked off a local freight run to take after 1706 in a brother-diescl of the 1700 class. "You're working fast ulnvuentoru, displays "wholly in the thar he had talked to You are operating at topjtrouble-free days on a tropi-wnfth enables V'8 engmes tol That word was sent Co the Herter this morning and knew speed. Tasks click off effort-'cal beach. Everyone wishes [u" as wc" on kcrosfne' S. embassy in New Delhi rrnntjnllpd PafFP A o ml v lesslv. There's he were someone else. no1 or dlesel fuel as onland given the Indian embassy. g alsoU Icssly. precision, decision, in step you take. Then all of a sudden this whole delightful picture is shattered. Your assurance is gone. You. become aware of all your burdensome respon- sibilities. You realize you're swamped. You feel hopelessly trapped. Has it happened to you? It happens to almost every- one, many times. And when confidence.jwildly he were someone else, every somewhere else. WELL, THAT is one way to handle a tension-filled, trouble-filled situation, and not at all a bad way. It does help to let the mind and imagination wander. Unfortu- nately such dreams do not last long. What can you do, then? First you must realize that this is only a temporary con- docs, each person goes intoij; i r lUlunjn, Hint ii, uaa IK his own favorite escape fan-' bcforc anrf wjn asy. The college boy wishes f and most important, he were a grocery clerk. The ;here no factory worker wishes he th dea, f were a carefree college boy. college boy, The executive dreams of the Amboy and South Amboy. (Continued Page A-9, Col. 1) Isimple life of the sporting fering waiting for the agoniz- (Continued Page A-8, Col. 3) standard gasoline, and nlso'ncrc reduces smog and carbon monoxide output. Story on Page A-3. Beach B-l Hal A-l 1 A-11 D 1 to 10 C-8, 9 B-6 Death. B-2 A-10 B-3 Shipping C-8 C-l to 5 C-6 Tides, TV, C-l2 A-l 1 B-4, 5 A Typhoon Rips NEW EVIDENCE of U. S. r _ r support for India came today lllTO GkltlQWd in the signing of an agree- ment for sale of worth of farm products to India under the surplus dis- posal program. N A H A, Okinawa Typhoon Emma blasted through Okinawa early today with winds of more than 110 "The United States govern- miles an hour ripping roofs ment always has had a deeplfrom houses, uprooting trees and abiding interest in the causing landslides, dependence and territorial Downtown Naha was flood- tegrity of the Indian with water 6 feet deep in a ranking State Departmcntllow-lying areas. Dcbros, mud official loir! the Indian cm-land water soaked many bassy. Ishops. damaging thousands Asst. Secretary of worth of merchandise. Thomas C. Mann also told! No deaths or serious in- Indian Minister N. D. Chat-jjuries were reported in thn terjce that he hoped the newNaha area.