Press-Telegram (Newspaper) - November 20, 1959, Long Beach, California
I Safely Feet for New Record FLIER CHUTES FROM EDGE Of SPACE EXPERTS VOW 'SHOW ME' 'Art Find of Century' Said Worth 10 Million OWNERS OF PAINTINGS. Alfonso Folio, a Pasadena television repairman who came to the United States three years ago, and his sister, Mrs. Maria Hataburda, talk with newsmen about paintings in family's possession. An art restorer from Chicago said the paintings were masterpieces worth photo.) Cancel Atom Tests, French Told by U.N. UNITED NATIONS, N. Y. U.N. Genera Assembly called on France today to cancel its atomic test explosions scheduled .to take place in the Sahara Desert. But the French made it clear they will ignore the appeal. The decision was a bitter defeat to France which, with the backing of the United 11-Inch Rain Soaks Miami in 30 Hours MIAMI UP) Rain which poured 11.13 inches of water on Miami in 30 gusty hours let up today, but maybe not for long.. The Weather Bu- reau predicted further show- ers. Thursday, there was a day- long deluge. Numerous streets were flooded bumper deep and some were impas- THE -SAHARA test issue came up after the Assembly had given its unanimous ap- proval, to a U. S.-Soviet plan sable. Hundreds of cars to refer disarmament pro- drowned out. No residents JU c .u p o s a. I s to the forthcoming had to be evacuated, although water lapped into many a front door. ft X: BUSINESS in the uptown section came to a virtual standstill arid no sightseeing buses were seen hauling tour- ists who chose to spend the Nations. Proposals sent to the day in dryness and comfort new 10-nation disarmament of their hotels. Three high school football games Thursday night had to be postponed. The heavy rains were con- fined to southeast Florida. States and Britain, had fought stubbornly to avert such a U.N. request. The vote was 51 to 16-with 15 abstentions. BEVERLY HILLS art world has greeted with a 'show me" attitude an an nouncement of the discovery, of Italian renaissance master- pieces worth millions. A Chicago art restorer arid appraiser said Thursday that 10 paintings found in the lome of an Italian immigrant, TV repairman Alfonso Folio of nearby Pasadena, are treasures worth 8 to 10 millions. He said they were authen- licated by Amadore Porcella, onetime catalogist for the Vatican and expert on renais- sance art. Other experts without ;eeing the paintings ques- tioned that they could be certified as authentic without long and painstaking study and scientific tests. IN ROME, the director of the Vatican museums saic Porcella was a technician in the Vatican art galleries in the 30s but'did not hold top job and had not been officially connected with the Vatican for at least 24 years An official of the Italian government arts departmenl said Porcella was not on its list of first or second-rate art experts, but may have become a recognized authority else- where. The Chicago art restorer Alexander Zlatoff-Mirsky, de dared: "I am 'willing to bet my life they are real." Zlatoff-Mirsky said he spen three months restoring the paintings with powerful sol vents. V- TWO LOCAL authorities one connected with the coun ty art museum and the othei with USC, doubted such z task could have been accom plished in such a short time One of them said X-ray am radioisotope examina t i o n s frequently are required to de termine the age of canvas am frames. But Zlatoff-Mirsky said there was no question in his mind of Porcella's qualifica- (Continued Page A-6, Col. 6) East-West meeting ih Geneva The plan, worked out by the two big powers, had been sponsored in the Assembly's political committee by all 82 members of the United committee included Premier Khrushchev's plan for total disarmament as well as west- ern proposals. The committee meets early next year. Collision Kills Mom, Two Babies WHERE TO FIND IT Sound attitude about child- ren can help eliminate many of the problems of child-rear- ing. See llth in series o; articles on "Master Your Ten sions and Enjoy Living on page B-6. Beach B-l. Hal A-ll. A-ll. D-l to 10 C-8, 9. B-7. Death B-2. A-10. B-3. Shipping A-12. C-l to 5. C-6, 7. Tides, TV, C-10. A-ll. B-4, 5. 'WAGGERY FOR WOODWINDS' Herman Charged With Noodlmg and Dragging His Cadenzas By GEORGE WEEKS Herman Tafarella, the clarinet player, not only noodled he dragged his cadenza' in "Waggery for Woodwinds." Director Charles J. Payne of the Municipal Band, who fired Tafarella last month, so testified Thursday at the opening session of a hear- ing on the musician's ap- peal to the City Civil Ser- vice Board for reinstate- ment. THE HEARING also dragged. Payne, the first witness, was still on the stand when the session was adjourned after three hours until p.m. today in the City Council chamber. Twenty-one other wit- nessess were waiting to testify, not counting'Tafa- rella. The cadenza episode oc- curred about four months ago while Tafarella was playing a solo (which means about the same as a cadenza) while other bandsmen were holding a sustained accompany- ing chord, Payne testified. Tafarella dragged the ca- denza to such a slow tem- po that his fellow musi- cians almost ran out of breath, the band director asserted. The "Waggery" numbed wasn't the only such of- fense, Payne added. Tafa- rella did it again later while the band was play- ing the Sextette from "Lu- cia." S! IN FACT, the ex-soloist failed or refused to follow directions with equal steadfastness, whether the composition was light or heavy, the testimony indi- cated. Once he played right through a passage of "Conkling Rag" marked "tacit" (musician's lan- guage for much (Continued Page A-12, Col. 1 The Southland's Finest, Evening Newspaper LONG BEACH 12, CALIF., FRIDAY, NOVEMBER Vol. 250 PRICE 10 CENTS TELEPHONE HE 3-1161 40 PAGES CLASSIFIED HE 2-5959 HOME EDITION (Six Editions Daily) Pholo bv BUI Duncan FOG HANGS over sfen'e of Orange County crash in which Mrs. Alta tee Osbbrne, 21, and her two small sons died today in the wreckage of this auto, flattened by truck carrying tons of sand. Ike Bars Demo Trip Companion WASHINGTON dent Eisenhower has turned down a suggestion that he take a top Democratic leader with him on his foreign tour next month. He said he thought a pre- departure discussion with congressional leaders of both parties would be more useful. He said he has already pro- posed such an arrangement. The President stated his views in a letter to Sen. Thomas J. Dodd (D-Conn) from Eisenhower's vacation headquarters in Augusta, Ga. Dodd made the letter public Thursday night. THE LETTER was in reply to a suggestion Dodd made last week that one or more Democrats experienced in in- ternational affairs be invited to make the trip. He spe- cifically suggested former McMURDO SOUND, Antarctica for- under tons of sand, mer Long Beach City College student commands a Mrs. Alta Lee Osborne, 21, detachment of four Navy officers and 21 enlisted men and her one about 2- who will live six months in darkness at this operating base on Ross Island, 40 miles off antarctic continent. eTso'aTm. at the fog-shrouded President Harry S. Tuman, among others. Eisenhower leaves Dec. 3 on a tour of 11 nations. The President wrote Dodd that he welcomed his sug- gestion, but added: "T h e practical arrange- ments for a mission such as I am undertaking, with its daily schedules crowded to the minute, require that the per- limited to staff assistants, with minimum State Depart- ment representation." X: EISENHOWER told Dodd the proposed bipartisan meet- ing with congressional lead- ers would serve, in some measure, the purpose he had in mind. Relations between Eisen- hower and Truman have been cool since the 1952 political campaign. SIX MONTHS IN DARKNESS Ex-LBCC Student Heads Polar Unit (EDITOR'S NOTE: Here is the eighth in a series of reports by Independent, Press-Telegram military editor James A. Allen on the Navy-supported scientific research program in the antarctic-Deep Freeze '60.) By JAMES ALLUN Sarge's Kin Smothered by Sand An attractive young mother and her two small boys lost their lives at Greenville, Or- ange County, this morning when a heavy truck flattened their car and smothered them fests Aimed at Safety in Orbit Trials Dropped Ft. in Free Fall Over New Mexico Desert ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (UPI) Air Force officer has jarachuted almost from the ,dge of outer space, making record descent of eet, the Air Force announced oday. Capt. Joseph W. Kittinger r., 31, of Tampa, Fla., bailed out nearly 14% miles above he southern New Mexico desert Monday as part of ests aimed at bringing men jack safely from the strato- sphere. A spokesman at White nds Missile Range near iere, which conducted the .est, said Kittinger fell ?eet before he opened his parachute. Kittinger, who won the Dis- :inguished Flying' Cross for lis historic feet flight n a sealed gondola two years ago, was pronounced in "per- 'ect condition" after his rec- ord parachute drop. THE AIR FORCE said Kit- inger had returned to his home base at Wright Air 'orce Base, Dayton, Ohio. It took him three minutes o descend to the desert floor n southern New Mexico. Ho eaped from an altitude where the temperature was 104 de- Tees below zero. The Air Force said Kil- tinger wore a partial-pressure suit to compensate for the rarefied atmosphere in which he flew. Over it he wore normal winter flying clothing with no special heating de- vices. His parachute, an enor- mous 28-foot affair, opened automatically at feet jnd carried him safely to earth. The balloon, 300 feet n diameter, was started sky- ward at the White Sands, missile range at 7 a.m. Monday. It took 90 minutes .0 reach the altitude from which Kittinger jumped. He rode a specially, designed jasket weighing pounds on his upward journey. A U.S. Mnrine has para- chuted from a disabled plane at [eel and two Air r o r c e officers deliberately lave bailed out of a bomber at feet in tests. and the other 9 months, perished in the tragedy at Rebels Name Truce Team on Paris Bid TUNIS exile gov- ernment of Algerian rebels ;oday named a five-man team in French discuss the conditions of President Charles de Gaulle's offer of self-determination. The move could be a big toward ending the cost 'y five-year war in Algeria that has kept hajf a million French soldiers pinned down. c But the rebel communique contained two points which could be stumbling blocks. AND AT Colmar, France, touring President de Gaulle recalled in a speech his stand- ing offer to receive and talk to Algerian leaders about a cease-fire. But he added: "Naturally, I speak of those who are fighting. 1 do not sonnel accompanying me bej speak of those who are out of He is Lt. Cmdr. Robert L. intersection of Greenville St. combat." This appeared to rule out the five-man delega tion named by the rebels. Strong Quake Felt Off North Coast EUREKA WP) A strong earthquake shook the Pacific Ocean floor for 17 minutes Thursday only 75 miles ofl this Northern California costal it wasn't felt here. Dale, 35, who attended Talbert Rd. southwest o College in 1946-47 during Ana. A irief time that he was on TRUCK driver, Wilm active duty following 49, of service in World War II. PI., Newport Beach Norma, and their arrested by California children are living in Patrolmen or side, home of Mrs. Dale's of manslaughter. ents, while the naval said the heavily s on a year's tour of truck driven by -Pre was west bound on Tal The wintering over Rd. and failed to mak< leaded by Dale is moving stop at the intersection. now to replace a group Osborne's car wa. spent the previous year on the left side anc McMurdo. They are wreckage was pushed intc of the Navy's Air eastbound car driven bj ment Squadron 6, based T. Baldwin, 37, o Quonset Point, R. I., a Huntington Beach commissioned in 1955 for Huntington Beach. first Deep Freeze truck driver escapee (Continued Page A-6, Col. Page A-6, Col. 5 Yokohama Kill 3, Hundreds YOKOHAMA A fire of the workers withii a chemical plant touched plant had raced to cove a series of gigantic explosions in a heavily populated caves or behind earth an concrete bunkers built whe the plant was a Japanes hama suburb today. ammunition depot. than buildings were were shatterc stroyed or damaged, and a mile around. Debri persons were through the roofs o There were three and business houses deaths and 23 persons and bleeding schoolchi as seriously ran screaming from near classrooms. THE DEATH TOLL plant makes explosive have been huge, but word engineering and construe the fire spread quickly. projects and some am fore explosions Satellite Fired at Calif. Base VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (UPI) The United States' eighth polar satellite rode a ball of flame nto a clear sky over tha Pacific missile range today and rocketed toward the South Pole. Air Force spokesmen said :hat once again a near- fantastic, 700-to-l attempt would be made to recover a 310-pound space capsule from orbit. SCIENTISTS said Discov- erer VIII had all the refine. ments needed to compensate for four straight 'failures at recovery. Five of the eight Discover- ers launched since last I-'eb- ruary have achieved orbit. The Air Force announced that "preliminary telemetry reports" indicated that the second stage ol the satellite fired minutes after the take- off. From one to two hours will be required to determine if the satellite has achieved orbit. Weather Low clouds and fog near the coast tonight and early Saturday. Oth- erwise mostly sunny Saturday. Maximum temperature by noon to- day: 73.