Press-Telegram (Newspaper) - October 23, 1959, Long Beach, California
Charles Van Dor en Changes His Story f TV QUIZ WINNER Charles Van Doren with his attorney, Carl J. Rubino (right) leaves the office of Dist. Atty. Frank Hogan in New York today after an un- expected appearance. Hogan said that Van Doren made a statement to his last summer "which he now acknowledges was not INSISTS DEVICE IS READY Smog Foe Hits Back at Detroit LOS ANGELES chief Smith Griswold says an efficient auto exhaust control does exist and can be installed on 1961 models sold in California. Thefhead of the County Air Pollution Control Dis- trict issued a statement today after Detroit automen contradicted Griswold's statement Thursday that an anti-smog device has been perfected. "The automobile industry iGirl Set Free by Kidnaper After 7 Days LYNDONVILLE, Vt. A 14-year-old baby sitte who, police said, was abduct ed at knifepoint in Maine las Saturday night by an ex-con vict and raped, was free early today. Lt. Glenn Davis of the Ver mont state police said Sharon Simmons of Damariscotta Maine, told him she was held captive by Rodney Austin 44, of Newcastle, Maine, un til he left her at a. m tnriay at the home of hi brother, Albert Austin, in this northern Vermont town. Lincoln County (Maine Atty. James Blen Perkins said he will seek warrants charging Austin with abduc- tion and rape. The prosecutor told newsmen he had hearc Austin commented he "wil not be taken alive." 6 LT. DAVIS quoted the girl as saying. Austin told her he planned to go to a Vermont relative's house and get a gun. Police did not know where the relative lives. "But it is reasonable to as- Davis said, "Austin might go to the Franklin where he once worked (Continued Page A-4, Col. 1) Tell More Cable Cuh on Nautilus PORTSMOUTH, N.H. The Portsmouth Herald saic today more cable cutting inci- dents have been reported aboard the Nautilus, Amer- ica's first atomic submarine. The Navy said it could not confirm the newspaper's re port but did not deny the story. Navy headquarters in Washington said it had no information about further incidents but would check the report. The Herald, which first broke the news of mysterious troubles on the Nautilus last Tuesday, also published a re- port today that the incidents actually began last August. can have highly efficient con- trols on the 1961 models sold in Griswold said, "provided only that the Legislature acts quickly to re- quire such installation. "If we tell Detroit now or within the next few months that we have adopted a com- pulsory exhaust control pro- >ram, then the devices will be on 1961 models. "IF WE delay this decision, then the devices will not be ready for 1961 models be- cause the auto industry is not going to speculate on policy decisions by governments." Griswold said hp was again assured this moring of the Now Admits Incorrect' Reply to DA TV Quiz Winner in 75-Minute Talk With Prosecutor NEW YORK Atty. Frank Hogan said to day that Charles Van Doren admitted he gave an incorrec answer to the district attor- ney's office when questi as to whether he had UiJUUVU L1IIO 111U1111U Ul LUC accuracy of his statement by lncorrect answers to Charles Heinen, chairman of the vehicle combustion prod- ucts subcommittee of the ceived questions or answers while winning the television quiz show "Twenty-One." But Hogan refused to say whether Van Doren had ad milled receiving any ques tions or answers in advance of his appearance on the TV show. Asked if Van Doren, in appearing before the district 'attorney's office, had given the same questions asked by a grand jury, Hogan said: "You will have to conclude auulUHllllJLLUU Ul inK tw Automobile tnev were in the same Assn. A few hours earlier a spokesman for the associa- ______ VAN DOREN' previously, lion in Detroit said, told the grand jury that' devices are progressing did not receive either ques-1 tions or answers in advance' of any of his appearances on "Twenty-One." "I think he gave Iruthful answers Hogan said, referring to a 75-minute con- ference with the 33-year-old 3 NATIONS PRESSURING DE GAULLE ON SUMMIT The Southland's Finest Evening Newspape LONG BEACH 12, CALIF., FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23, 1959 Vol. No. 226 TELEPHONE HE 5-1161 PRICE 10 CENTS 40 PAGES CLASSIFIED HE 2-5959 HOME EDITION (Six Editions Daily) RAN'S NEW QUEEN? Farah Diba, rumored to be next bride of Shah of Iran, steps from plane at airport in Geneva Thurs- day en route to Paris where she is expected to buy her trousseau. Announcement of engagement of Farah, in her early 20s, and the Shah is expected Shah's 40th photo.) Living Costs Hit Ail-Time High in Sept., U. S. Says WASHINGTON costs climbed to an all-time high in September, the government reported today. Consumer prices rose for all major groups of goods and services except transportation. Food, housing, medical care and personal services all cost more, the report showed. The Castro Plans Militia if Bombs Fall HAVANA, Cuba Soviets Back U.S., British on Conclave Seek Early Meet as French Chief Talks of Spring By ALBIN KREBS By Unlled Press International The Soviet Union lined up with the United States and Britain today in putting pres- sure on France for a summit conference as soon as possi- ble. In an "authorized" state- ment, the official Soviet Tass News Agency in Moscow said the Kremlin's view on a sum- mit session is unchanged and feels that the earlier one is called "the better it will be for the cause of peace." The Tass statement said it four-tenths of a point from was issued to correct "con- August to a September level Hiding reports in the tOU O Tlir. :_ u..___i nrn TM-nrr-" iKm.i 41.n Labor Department's consumer price index rose of 125.2. The index is based on a 19-17-1949 average of prices taken as 100. The September index meant that a market basket of goods and services costing a de- cade ago cost last month. The index has pone up in Castro announced early of llle six months. dipped slightly In August setting a record of 124.9 day that he will raise armed militia of laborers >easants if bombings oy his opponents continue. The Labor Department's price chief, H. E. Riley, point- Thc black-bearded prime od out that some of the in- minister threatened his op- crease in recent months was position with a militia in a ive-hour television speech which included the strongest a seasonal thing. He said the outlook for October and No- vember was "inv.il niuiuuuu me strongest ,n attack he has ever Prices. possibly includ- igainst the United States. inS b'8 reductions in meat He also called for a dem- none is ready for production. We are hopeful but develop- ment work is not completed. We are encouraged by the progress of the last six months but we are not able o say when any of these de- vices can move into the pro- luction stage." 'So said the AMA pokes.man, "this particular evice is still in the proto- ype stage. It has not even >een tested on cars and it would be quite a bit prema- ure to consider passing a law equiring its installation." THE AMA has acted as co- rdinator of smog control re- earch. The flame afterburner s one of three main types of ontrol units under develop- ment by the major auto com- anies. General Motors has a igh temperature catalytic onverter and Ford has a low emperature catalytic con- verter. Both of these use chemicals to destroy hydro- carbons in auto exhaust. Griswold said the flame afterburner appeared to he the only one "reasonable in price and acceptable in ef- ficiency." Ike Plays Golf Despite Gloom AUGUSTA, Ga. Wl sunshine President Eisenhow- er wants for what he terms chronic bronchitis continued to elude him today. But he played golf anyway. The skies still were murky when the vacationing Presi- dent teed off this morning at the famed Augusta National course. State Dept. Charges m- Russ Lied to Court WASHINGTON State Department to- day accused the Soviet Union of lying to the Interna- nstration on Monday by a million citizens to protest aerial raids be charged were icarried out by "countcr-rev- lolutionary planes based in ,the United States." Prcsum-, ably Havana again will be LI1C oo-yuar-oio1 LUC OUVIUL umuii ui lying 10 tne mteriiQ- Columbia University English I tional Court of Justice regarding the facts in the de- CASTRO APPEARED in hi instructor. POO -.--.....fr____ favorite electronic forun costs. TODAY'S REPORT means workers whose! wages are tied by contract to the price index, will get a pay boost. Some railroad and railway express employes will Western press" about Ihc Soviet position on the sum- mit. In effect, what it did was o put Soviet Premier Nikita orted that the purchasing )ower of employed factory workers was up about ember. An average weekly ncrease of about 45 cents in ake-home pay was reported. Compared to a year ago, ake-home pay of factory workers was up aboute week. A worker with three dependents took home an average of a week ast month. ASSAILS U.S. Bearded and belligerent, Cuban Premier Fidel Castro raises his arms emphasizing angry words as he appears in television speech early today in Havana. The speech was strongest attack he ever delivered against the United photo.) rop, and Hayes will get 1 cent, PARIS (UPI) President an hour boost, as will clcctri-.Charles de Gaulle announced cal equipment workers at j tonight that Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev has ac- cepted an invitation to come to Paris. An official communique making the announcement consisted of three brief sen- tences. It said the date of Khrushchev's visit would be announced later. WHERE TO FIND IT Chicago's police depart- ment has suspended a detec- ive lieutenant who has made n extensive tour of Europe with the reputed lord of the ity's underworld. See Page Beach B-l. Hal B-7. B-7. D-3 to 12. C-6, 7. A-8. Death B-2. B-6. B-3. Shipping C-8. C-I to 5. D-2. Tides, TV, D-l. B-7. B-4, 5. Your A-2. 1 SHOW ONLY GreafU.S. Treasury Robbery WASHINGTON cret Service agents toting submachine guns raced through the Treasury De- partment building today, looking for a holdup that didn't even happen. A steady blast of a horn sounded throughout the building at mid-day, signal- ing a robbery in the sec- ond-floor cash room. It was several minutes before agents and guards learned the alarm was triggered accidentally. Meantime guards had raced to all exits and clanged shut heavy steel doors. Secret Service agents rushed to the cash room with an awesome arsenal. Incidentally, although are placards in every Treasury office warning employes to stay at their desks in the event of burglary alarm, the halls quickly filled with curious workers.