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Press-Telegram (Newspaper) - November 23, 1959, Long Beach, California SEIZE 9 IN OF MERCHANDISE AT ENGAGED TO SHAH Farah Diba, whose engagement to the Shah of Iran was announced today, waved as she left Paris on Saturday for Iran. She spent a month in Paris selecting a Wirephoto.) SEEKS SON-HEIR Shah to Take His Third Wife TEHRAN, Iran Shah of Iran and Farah Diba became formally engaged today in a ceremony at the Shah's private palace. They will wed Dec. 21. The Baccarat Start Costs LAS VEGAS Las Vegas hotel opened the first legal card game of baccarat in the United States Sunday and 'today it is just about poorer. Sixteen players beat the Sands Hotel out of in the first five hours the fast- moving game opened. Betting on each hand by each of 12 players ranges from a minimum of up to Players lined up 10 to 15 deep all day to get a chance at the blackjack-like game and the house slowly whittled its losses down to about by the end of the first 24 hours. FRANK SINATRA, part a owner of the hotel, credited with getting the pretty, 21-year-olc ranian and handsome Shah Wohammed R e z a Pahlev aughed and joked while ex changing engagement rings in he presence of their families and government officials. Miss Diba will be knowno as "Queen Farah" after she jecomes the third wife of the 40-year-old ruler. He divorcet lis first two wives because neither bore him a son. Only males inherit the throne. THE SHAH'S CHOICE o Miss Diba will be known for weeks. She returned horn Saturday from buying he trousseau in Paris. Sunday the monarch an his fiancee attended the wee ding of his sister, Princes Fatemeh, to the commando of the Iranian Air Force, Gen Mohammed Khatama. Fate men, 29, was divorced las September from an American Vincent I. Hillyer, formerly o Los Angeles. Miss Diba is tall, shapel; and a former student at th Ecole des Beaux Arts (Schoo of Fine Arts) in Paris. She i step-niece of Mohamme game brought here after hav- ing seen it played in France The h i c-h was originated in G r e e c played by 12 players, dealer and a house banker ter of then-King Farouk with six to eight decks of whom he married in 1939. H cards. The dealer inserts the divorced her in 1949 affe cards into a mechanical con- trivance and each player pulls out his own cards seek- ing a winning total of eigh or nine. Biggest winner in the game was an unidentified Texan who pocketed A as Marie Graguaud of Paris also was among the big win. Seek to Avert Bus Strike in Ilth-Hr. Talks L. B. Transit Firm, Union Aids Face Midnight Deadline Long Beach Motor Bus Co. nd Bus Driver union officials oday were attending llth our sessions in Los An- geles with Conciliation Serv- ce representatives in hopes f reaching accord befpre the trike deadline at midnight onight. The meeting began at 10 .m. with federal mediator ules Medoff. Spokesmen for the bus ompan'y, contacted just as hey were leaving for the meeting, said there was nothing new" to report. APPROXIMATELY 250 members of Local 1277 are in- in the dispute'over a lew contract. C. M. Shaw, international president of the union, aid after unsuccessful Friday essions, "We're no more lear a settlement than before he company has rejected our equests and has made no Counteroffer." He said the question o: etroactivity in any- settle ment also is in dispute. The contract expired June 1, but work has continued pending :ontract talks. Mossadegh, the nationalisti old former premier who one drove the Shah briefly from the country. 4 THE SHAH'S first wife wa Princess Fawzia of Egypt, sis she bore him two daughters In 1951 he married Soray Esfaridiary, whose father now Iranian ambassador t West Germany. The shah an Soraya became a devote couple, obviously very muc in love. But she gave him n woman who gave her name children, and in April 195 he tearfully signed divorc papers. Soraya now lives i Europe with her family. Ike Flying BackToday to Capital AUGUSTA, Ga. dent Eisenhower closed ou his Georgia vacation today with business and golf befor a midafternoon take-off fo Washington. Back in the capital, Eisen hower will jump into a roum of conferences, including an other one Tuesday on his nev budget, and wind up prepara tions for his unprecedentec good-will expedition abroad The Chief Executive an Mrs. Eisenhower plan t spend Thanksgiving at th White House. The President's three-conti nent swing to 11 nation starts Dec. 3. To try to ge government affairs and him self into shape for the jour ney, Eisenhower has holed u from Nov. 12 in the August National Golf Club. Three Children Killed as Blaze Hits House BOSTON chil dren perished late Sunda; night in a fire which causec only damage to thei home in the crowded Rox bury section. The victims were Rick; Thomas, 1, his sister Debr Thomas, 2, and their aun Phyllis Lewis, 7. The one-family was occupied by Edward Lewis, 40, and his seven children and grandchildren. HOME The Southland's Finest Evening Newspaper V LONG BEACH 12, CALIF., MONDAY, NOVEMBER SPACES PRICE 10 CENTS TELEPHONE HE 5-1161 EDITION (Six Editions Daily) 252 CLASSIFIED HE 2-5959 Top Poland Agent Flees ron Curtain Requests Asylum for Hjmself and Fa'mily in U. S. WASHINGTON (UPI) lea, the department said. THE OFFICIAL is Col 'awel Monat, described by authorities as one of Poland's :op intelligence agents. He turned himself over- to U. S lUthorities in Vienna last summer, they said. State Department press officer Lincoln White said Monat's request for asylum was submitted in the past few months and is now being pro- cessed "in the usual manner.1 It was expected that the re- quest would be approved. White supplies no ad ditional details about the de fection. He said that if 'tin satellite Polish governmen has contacted the state de partment about it he know nothing about it. Monat, former military at tache in Washington anc chief of all of Poland's mili tary attaches, was said t have defected to the wes last summer while pur portedly traveling from Poland, to Yugoslavia for vacation with his wife an Mrs. James Walsh says she''l gladly give to a certain bank if it will re- hire a fired teller. The teller, Miss Ann Hal- liwell, reportedly was fired because she mistakenly gave a bank check for that amount to Mrs. Walsh. MRS.- WALSH had gone into the Hadley Falls Trust Co. for a bank check in the amount of Miss Halliwell hit a wrong gimmick on the check writ- ing machine and it came out to Mrs. Walsh, wife of an Air Force sergeant, said she would have surrendered the check immediately had it not been for a threat that someone would call on her husband's commanding of- ficer. Mrs. Walsh said the bank's branch manager, Mrs. Helen Whitcomb, called her employer and told him the bank would -go to her hus-. band's commanding officer if the check was not re- turned immediately. Later, Mrs. Walsh said, the bank called her directly and asked her to bring back the check, "I Mrs. Walsh said, "that I couldn't leave my job right away, but would go to the bank as soon as I could. Then they said they'd send the bonding company over to pick up the check. I said that was all right with me, but no one ever came." ADDED MRS. WALSH Sunday night: "Then when I found out they were going to fire that girl, I decided to hang onto it. "I will not give it up until the bank rchires her. Maybe I'm stubborn, but I feel everyone makes mis- takes, even bank presi- dents." George V. Wallace, presi- dent of the bank, had no comment 5 Convicts Kill Guard. Flee in Car JEFFERSON, N. C. MP) rive convicts broke from a jrison camp truck, killed a uard and escaped in a stolen car nearHaurel Springs today. Ashe County Sheriff Billy Brown said some of the pris- oners, reporting for work road gang, escaped in guards' clothing. Shortly afterward, Sheriff Brown said, the men drew a jun on a woman, comman- deered her car and fled. Sheriff Brown said that other prisoners who refused to join in the escape "begged the men not to shoot the other guards." Bus, Truck Collide; Nine Workers Killed NURENBERG, Germany (ffi Nine factory workers were killed and 15 seriously injured today when the bus taking them to work collided with a trailer truck near Sulz- Dach, about 50 miles east Nurenberg. Weather Clear tonight and sun- ny and clear Tuesday. Slightly warmer. Maxi- mum temperaturcby noon: 83. Cars Crash Head On Four Persons Killed FESTUS, Mo. MP) Tw cars collided head on on th wet pavement of U. S. High way 61 Sunday, killing fou persons and injuring thre others. The dead were Jerry E Kurka, 48, of Cape Girardeau Mo., his daughter, 15 and a 14-year-old grand daughter, Robin Rust, an of Mrs. Lena Inez 47 of St. Louis. uba Union Vote Snubs Castro, Reds Executive Group Chosen to Lead Work Federation un onists rebuffed Premier Fide Castro early today by electing Communist-free executiv lommittee for the CTC Union Federation. The executive committe chosen by an overwhelmin majority of delegates to th CTC convention included onl hree supporters of a Com munist-backed "unity" plan and all of them identify them selves as non-Communists. Although Castro had ap Dealed directly to the con vention for unqualified ado] lion of the unity plan, onl 16 of more than deli gates voted against the non Communist executive slat The Communists abstained. THE CONVENTON recesse after electing the new com mittee, and it appeared v like y that adjournment "woul 'ollow closely. The three unity supporter on the new executive com mittee were CTC secretar general David Salvador, Jesu Soto and Jose M, de la Agu lera. The election was denounce by Faustino Calcines, leadin proponent of the unity pla and Army Capt. Gustavo Ma leader of the Airline Worl ers' Union. Calcines charged that th non-Communist slate gave im portant posts to "mujalistas of the regim ousted by Castro on Ne' Year's Day. "The rightists and mujalis tas are trying to sabotage th he snapped. "Op (Continued Page A-2, Col. 6 WHERE TO FIND IT How to ease tensions the job is told in 13th series of articles on "Maste Your Tensions and Enjoy Lr ing Again" on Page A-20. Beach B-l, Hal A-19. A-19. C-7 to 11 B-6, 7. A-4. A-18. Shipping A-14 C-l to 5. A-14. Tides, TV, C-12. A-19. B-4, 5. olice Actioi :ollows Tipr on Truckers- Liquor, Radios Included in Loot, Says FBI Agent Nine men, accused of ig1 more than worth, f merchandise from various teamship companies at Los ingeles Harbor, in the past ear, have been arrested, tha BI and the Los Angeles County Sheriffs', office ah- ounced today. W. W. Burke, special agent' n charge of the Los Angeles office of the FBI, said .the irrests followed an intensive hree-week investigation by leputy sheriff's of the East Angeles substation, under direction of Lt. Lee Garfield, BI agents, and men of the Los Angeles Police Depart- ment's Harbor Division. BURKE STATED a tip was received by deputy sheriffs about three weeks ago that a number of truck drivers of. a Los Angeles trucking firm which transports freight to and from the harbor area- were stealing cases of liquor and other merchandise being imported from 'overseas. On Oct. 29, 1959, according to Burke, one of these not on duty that day rented a truck from a truck rental In Wilmington and went to a pier at Los Angeles Harbor and told steamship officials he was there to pick up 50 cases of Scotch whiskey. -Without question, he was given the whisky which he subsequently sold to two business men in East Los An- geles. Nine cases of the whisky have been recovered. ON NOV. 6, 1959, the saifle driver again rented a truck; however, this time officers were alerted and the driver was subsequently arrested in possession of worth of small transistor radios and radio parts. Los Angeles .police depart- ment officers, under the di- rection of Lt. Ralph Weyand, Deputy Sheriffs and FBI agents arrested these men: Rubin Herrera Castillo, 40, who owns Rubin's Auto Serv- ice, 4227 Whiteside, Los Anr ;eles; Charles Schnobel, er of the Redhead Tavern, 2218 E. 1st St., Los Angeles; Adolfe Aquins, 30, a truckr driver, of 2342 Senta St., Los (Continued Page A-2, Col. 4) 2 Subway Trains Crash; 6 Injured BOSTON (UPI) Two crowded subway trains col- lided during the morning rush hour today, injuring at least six persons, none seriously. Authorities said a two-car train slammed into the rear of another two-car train 6ri the inbound line just outside the Copley Square station. Five women and one man injured in the crash were taken to Massachusetts Gen- eral Hospital. Northwest Slides, Floods Block RR, Car Travel, Strand Hundreds SEATTLE slides and rampaging rivers, touch- ed off by a week-long deluge with up to inches of rain, cut cross-state travel to a trickle today and marooned hundreds in lower valleys. Urgent state-federal rescue operations were under way in many lowland areas of west- ern Washington. Major rail and traffic routes through the Cascade Mountains were blocked late Sunday and through the night. Highway department crews cleared a circuitous link be tween the east and west sides through the state's midsec- tion shortly after daybreak. A WOMAN MOTORIST, Hazel K. Caddell, 64, of Lea venworth, Wash., was killed in a mountain pass accident. Scores of other drivers were trapped temporarily by slides in the Cascades. Ninety passengers On a transcontinental train caught between slides were delayed 10 hours before they got out seasonal by bus over a one-way route. Several small towns were infe partially evacuated. Scores of farm homes were isolated. The civil defense, air patrol, state agencies and military services joined in rescue work. Brig. Gen. William F. Cassidy, assistant chief of Army En1- gineers, telephoned from stations Washington, D. instruct- ing Army officials to give full tion of Stampede Pass, 60 miles southeast of bringing the seven-day total to 13.52 inches. aid. A TREACHEROUS combin ation of rain, wind and un warmth was., blamed for the flooding. Rain has fallen for a week, climaxed by a 6.71-inch downpour in 24 hours at the mountain sta- Then the mercury shot reaching 45 to 50 at mountain where temperatures normally would be around freezing. Sunday a strong, warm' shifting 'a Chinook in the tha" state. Water from quick-mell- ed snow poured from the Cas- cades in torrents. The forecast was for little rain in the next 24 hours but (Continued Page A-2, Col. 3) t ;