Press-Telegram (Newspaper) - November 24, 1959, Long Beach, California
GREEN RIVER STILL RISING Teams Remove More Stranded Flood VELMA GREY is carried to dry .ground by Snohomish County sheriff's deputy Ted Griffith after her home near Everett, Wash., was Million Insurance Hit as Fraud NEW YORK (XP) More than 100 million dollars in savings deposits are jeopar- d i z e d by "a nationwide New York Atty. Gen. Louis J. Lefkowltz said today. He said an almost insol- vent insurance company op- erating out of a back room in Tangier, Morocco, is the in- surer of savings accounts in eight savings and loan associ- ations. Lefkowitz obtained a State Supreme Court order to ex- amine 46 witnesses in his in- vestigation of the internation- al operation. He said at a news confer- ence that the savings and loan associations solicited de- posits through mail and newspaper advertising offer- ing a 5 per cent return. HE IDENTIFIED the Tan- gier firm as the International Guaranty Insurance Co. The court order, signed by Justice Jacob Markowitz, named three institutions in two in Idaho and one each in Utah, Washington and Maryland. Lefkowitz contended that the insurance company does not have sufficient assets to insure the depositors' ac- counts. He said the savings and loan associations "knew or should have known that false and fraudulent state- ments were contained in their own promotional literature of International Guaranty." U. S. Births Head for All-Time Mark WASHINGTON apparently are heading for a record in excess of this year. A Public Health Service spokesman today said that estimate is based on statis- tics showing there were a record registered live births during the first nine months of 1959. Ike Sets Next Press Parley for Dec. 2 WASHINGTON White House said today that President Eisenhower will not hold a news conference this week but will meet with re- porters Dec. 2, SEATTLE res- cue teams continued working today to evacuate persons stranded by floodwaters in northwest Washington. Thousands of acres >of low? lands were under water but there were indications some rivers were receding. The Snoqualmie River, which had peaked Monday at 13 feet, dropped to 8.27 feet this morning, six inches below flood stage. Other streams also were reported dropping. THE GREEN RIVER was still on the rise, however, and the'valley towns of Kent and Auburn south of here were still hard hit. Sheriff's offi- cers and Coast Guardsmen were busy all night answer- ing calls for aid in the Green River Valley. An Ellensburg, Wash., mo- torist was missing and it was feared he may have become the second fatality of the area's worst flood in 26 years. A woman motorist was killed in a mountain pass car-truck mishap Sunday night. The state patrol said the missing man was George Schaake, who was to have re- turned to Ellensburg from Se- attle Sunday night.' His badly wrecked car was found in mud and debris on a Snoqual- mie River beach near North Bend. It was empty. THERE WAS STILL no im- mediate relief in sight despite the lowering of some rivers. The damage to rich farmlands and homes was expected to run into millions of dollars. Hundreds of persons have been rescued by helicopter, powerboats and amphibious pull craft from both the Green River Valley and the Snoho- mish River valley to the north. M a my left reluctantly; Some refused to leave. fflA PLANE EXPLODES, SETS HOMES, APARTMENTS AFIRE Nine Killed Near Airport in Chicago i Cargo-Carrying Constellation Hits House Near Dawn CHICAGO UP} A cargo plane, returning to Midway Airport due to a fire warning, plowed into a house in rainy darkness just before dawn to- day and sprayed a sleeping neighborhood with fiery death. Killed were the crew of three aboard the Trans World Airlines Constellation and six residents of homes drenched with flaming airplane fuel. At least 11 persons were taken to hospitals for treat- ment of injuries. Four persons were reported missing, but of- ficials were unable to say whether they were included among the unidentified bodies. The plane, from New York arid Philadelphia, crashed three blocks from the south- east corner of the nation's busiest airport, a square net- work of runways and terminal buildings on Chicago's south-j west side. 4 TWA IN NEW YORK said the plane had landed in Chi- cago, discharged .cargo and taken off again when a fire warning flashed on the instra ment panel. The pilot began circling to land again when the crash occurred, TWA said. In a flash a .string of houses and apartment build- ings near 63rd St, and Cicero Ave. -burst, Fire- men said 10 dwellings were set afire, some from the plane others from flames from those sprayed with gas. "It seemed like, the end of the residents of the neighborhood said. "They come over, the house all the a woman resi- dent of one of the damaged louses said, "but somehow :his one sounded different. Suddenly, the entire house shook and I could hear glass flying everywhere." FLIGHTS FROM all points of the compass use Midway. The rate of traffic is nearly a movement in or out every minute Of the day an.d night. Thomas Fracassi, 31, occu- jant of a house hit by the Diane, said the aircraft caved :he roof into a bedroom! Two of his small children were hurt. Fracassi, his wife, leralding, 29, and their third child were unhurt. The Fracassi home burst into flame and fire enveloped i six-apartment, three-story juilding behind his house. A woman living across the Continued on A-4, Col. 1.) The Southland's Finest Evening Newspaper LONG BEACH 12, CALIF., TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 1959 Vol. No. 253 ___ ____ TELEPHONE HE 5-1161 PRICE 10 CENTS HOME EDITION (Six Editions Daily! 30 PAGES CLASSIFIED HE 2-5959 Two Women Pulled From Blaze, One Dies WEST LOS ANGELES rescued two wom- en from a burning home to day. One died later. Jack Skinner crawled prone under smoke and flames to Mrs. Leah McCoy, 40, to safety. Two others carried Mrs. Dorothy Packham, 44, rom the house at 2377 S. Beverly Glen Blvd. She was dead on arrival at UCLA Med cal Center. P-T Series to Reveal Mexico Plans on Dope In Mexico's fields, row upon row, the poppies used to grow. From those beautiful flowers eventually flowed a living What has the Mexican government done about these fields? What does Eligio Esquivel, 51, the new governor of Baja California, plan to do about heroin peddlers crossing the border? The answers are in a series of three articles, "Baja Against starting Wednesday in The Press-Telegram. The information was obtained from Gov. Esquivel in an exclusive two-hour the longest he has granted. Two staff members, photographer Chuck Sundquist and reporter Bert Resnik, traveled to Mexicali to handle the assignment. i WRECKAGE OF CARGO PLANE BURNS WHERE IT FELL TODAY Press WlrtDholi NEAR CHICAGO'S MIDWAY AIRPORT L B. Survey Reveals Polio Protection Lag By BEN ZINSER Long Beach's lower-income population in the 20-40 age group remains inadequately protected against polio, a new survey conducted by the City Health Depart- -----------------------ment reveals. n I Survey findings were dis Ear todav special meeting of the city manager's Polio Immunization Commit- tee. The' survey, conducted earlier this month by Health Department staff members and volunteer workers from the March of Dimes and the as Vegas Covers Up LAS VEGAS UP) Nelson Eddy singing "S h o r t n i n only 35 per cent of the city's Bread" instead of Candy Barr lower socioeconomic group 20 stripping to the strains of "A Pretty Girl Is Like a Melody." And a nearly nude chorus back into cos- line ordered tumes. That's a result of a cam- paign by county commission' ers to improve the moral tone of gambling casinos in this desert resort. Both steps were taken Monday at one hotel. An- other is fighting the county commissioners' demand that impersonator T. C. Jones. THE COMMISSIONERS in- cluded Jones with Miss Barr and bare bosoms in what they termed unsuitable en- :ertainment. Jones is appear- ng at the New Frontier. Hotel show producer Bill Miller said: "How can I fire him? What's he guilty of? rle's a great entertainer and has appeared at a lot of the country's top houses." Owner Beldon Katleman of :he El Rancho Vegas origin- ally had refused to fire Miss Barr after authorities pointed out that she is appealing a 15-year prison sentence in Texas for possession of nar- cotics. Emblem Club, discloses that to 40 years old have received three or more Salk antipolio injections. Another 35 per cent have not received a single inocula- tion, the survey shows. THE SURVEY revealed that only 42 per cent of the lower economic group under 5 years old have received three or more injections. Dr. I. D. Litwack, city health officer, told the com- mittee that 42 per cent of all paralytic polio in California occurs in the under-5 age t fire its. headliner female group. Twenty-three per cent, (Continued Page A-4, Col. 5) INVESTED I CENT Wins in Soccer Pool LONDON UP) Arthur Webb, a 70-year-old pen- sioner, today hit an indi- vidual record jackpot of of the British soc- cer pools. Another bettor, 55-year- old London printer Sydney Philip Keen, pocketed a second prize of Both are tax free. The overnight fortunes came to both men for bets of only 2 cents. Four out of every five British families play the pools each week, based on games in the British Soccer League. Shipyard Tied Up by Strike A strike _by union workers tied up a 90-million- dollar shipbuilding program at Todd Shipyards in San Pedro today. Picket lines were thrown around the shipyard Monday by Local 9, International Union of Marine and Ship- building Workers, following union rejection of a new con- tract offer. The union had been work- ing on a day-to-day basis since the old contract .expired Aug. 31. John Christian, union sec- retary, said the union pri- marily is interested in issues involving job security on job assignment and a dual senior- ity for repair work and the other for construc- tion. THE UNION is seeking a three-year contract involving 39 cents in wages and fringe benefits. The breakdown, Christian said, would be 8 cents retro- active to July 28; 2 cents more when a contract is signed, 5 cents in April 1960 which would go to either a pension or severance pay fund; an 8-cent raise in July 1960; another 5 cents in April 1961 for the fund; a 9-centj wage increase in July and an additional 2 cents on1 (Continued Page A-4, Col. 4) Her Windpipe Held Together for Life VAN NUYS po- licemen held an injured wom- an's windpipe together so she could breathe, saving her ife after a wreck. Flying glass cut the throat of Phyllis Virginia Burrows, 53, of Van Nuys Monday. Of- 'icers Walter Acheson and L. Williams gave her first aid. Her condition was critical. Robbed of Car, Tells Killer-Felons1 Escape By CHARLES L. WEST JEFFERSON, N. C. didn't know they had already, killed a man that he was in that truck out there. "Oh, if I had known that..." Her eyes were welling with tears and her voice was trem- bling as Mrs. Edd Sheets de- scribed her brief, unwilling role in the escape of five dan- gerous felons from an Ashe County prison gang. She was alone Monday morning with her sick, 6-year- old daughter at their home about 15 miles north of Jef- ferson in the rugged mountain country a few miles west of the famous Blue Ridge Park- way. The daughter was watch- ing a children's television show. "I HAD SEEN the convict truck go down the road. I never do rest until it's said the 32-year-old mother of four daughters. "I'm always nervous when they're in the neighborhood." The truck carried 12 pris- oners and three guards to the day's work assignment, a spot in the remote Cranberry Creek fre section. While en route, some Ike Home to Prepare Big Trip WASHINGTON dent Eisenhower is back -in the White House today for 10 days of desk clearing in prep- aration for his good-will mission Eisenhower, smiling and looking fit, flew back to the capital late Monday from Augusta Ga., where he had spent a dozen days mixing work and golf. About midnight Dec. 3 Eisenhower will be off again a flying tour to 11 coun- tries in Europe, Asia and Africa. That trip will take 19 days, with a return to Wash- ington scheduled Dec. 22. (Continued Page A-4, Col. 3) WHERE TO FIND IT British diplomats report that the prospective date of a summit conference is slipping further and further into the future. See Page A-3. Beach B-l. Hal D-l. B-7. D-2 to 7. C-4, 5. D-2. B-6. Shipping C-l, 2, 3. A-6. Tides, TV, D-8, B-7. B-4, 5. BETWEEN NOW and de- parture the President faces a busy schedule. On his agenda more conferences' on the budget, drafting of the admin- istration's 1960 legislative program, preliminary work on the January State of the Union message, and sessions dealing with current domestic and international problems. First on today's schedule was a meeting with Paul Henri Spaak, secretary gen- eral of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization; Secre- tary of State Christian A. Herter and Randolph Burgess, this country's ambassador to NATO. Weather Clear tonight and sun' ny and clear Wednesday. Continued warm. Maxi- mum temperature by noon today: 78.