Press-Telegram (Newspaper) - September 11, 1959, Long Beach, California
GLENDALE MART MAN KILLS HIS UNBORN CHILD'S SLAYER Ike Cracks Summit Door in K Visit top-Level Meet Coul Result in 2 Leaders' Talks WASHINGTON dent Eisenhower held open today the possibility that his man-to-man talks with Soviet Premier Khrushchev, begin- ing Tuesday, may lead to a summit conference. could mean negotia-1 tipns on disarmament, the fu- N i k It a Khrushchev's Itinerary while 'visiting in the, United States is de- tailed on Page D-2. ture of Germany and other world issues. In a radio-TV report to the nation Thuisday night Eisen hower called on Khrushchev to come to Washington with "constructive ideas and sug gestions that could provids the basis for responsible negotiation on the issues that divide us." And he expressed carefully guarded optimism about the possibility of mov- ing toward better understand- ing between Russia and the .West. "It is my profound (Continued on Pg. A-4, Col. 7) HOME The SoutMand't Fuiest Evening Newspaper LONG BEACH 12, CALIF., FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 1959 Vol. LXXII-No. 190 PRICE ID CENTS TELEPHONE HE 5-1161 CLASSIFIED UB 2-5959 EDITION (Six Editions Daily) 40 PAGES Mother, Six Children Die at Crossing Freight Train Hits Auto Traveling to School in Minn. 11 Winning Numbers Go on List Local citizens continue to pick up extra spending money in The Press-Telegram's Lucky Social Security Num- bers Contest. You, too, can be a lucky winner and collect cash for that late-summer vacation or those mounting back-to-school bills. i It's not too late to mail a postcard to The Independent, listing your and Social PAUL DOUGLAS Heart Attack Victim Noted Actor Paul Douglas Stricken, Dies HOLLYWOOD spoken actor Paul Douglas, who made headlines as often with his blunt comments as he did with his performances on the stage, died today of a WASECA, Minn. A freight train rammed a car here today, killing a mother and her six children on the way to school. A school patrol boy was injured. He was struck by debris from the car and a fragment imbedded in his back. Mrs. Irene 'Zimmerman, 39, died about three hours after the accident. Five of her children were killed outright in the crash and the sixth died a few moments later, just after reaching a hospital. Mrs. Zimmerman's hus- band, James, was hospitalized for shock after a priest told him of the tragedy. The six boys and girls who died were the only children of the farm heart attack. At his side when he died at tiis home were his wife, ac- tress Jan Sterling, and his physician, Dr. Lee Siegel. Dr. Siegel said the 51-year- old actor had no previous his- tory of heart trouble. The attack was swift. A fire department rescue squad was summoned to the home but ii arrived too late. Press-Telegram name, address DOUGLAS, Bounder who a 6-foot 200- frequently couple. DEAD AT THE scene were Michael, 10; Constance, 8; Barbara, 7, Jimmy Jr., 5, and Janice, 2. Kathryn, 13, died shortly after reaching a Waseca hos- pital. Robert Szyszka, about 12, the school patrol boy, was standing near the crossing and was struck by fragments of the Zimmerman car. Hos- ptial attendants said the child suffered a broken leg and jack injuries. DEAD BANDIT'S ARSENAL Detective Capt. W. E. Hagi examines guns, knife, mask and gloves used by William Coleroff, 46, an ex-convict who was shot and killed in the attempt- ed holdup of a Glendale Wircphoto.) 3 Wounded in Struggle With Bandit Box Boy Attacks Robber; Woman Hit by 2 Bullets GLENDALE market manager who saw a bandil shoot'his pregnant wife twice in the abdomen grabbed the man's gun and killed him Thursday night. The gunman stabbed the manager and a young em ploye after his gun was wrested from him in a wild melee during a holdup at- tempt. Police identified the rob- ber as William Coleroff, 46, an ex-convict from Phila- delphia. Two persons were critical- ly wounded. They are Mrs. Sally Benson, 20, wife of manager Kenneth E. Benson; 26, and Richard M. Lifsey, :7, a box boy. Mrs. Benson osl her baby, which was due next month. Police Capt. W. E. Heg gave this account: The bandit, armed wilh a .38 caliber revolver, held Benson and Lifsey as they sc the burglar alarm belore clos ing up the market. He marched (hem to (lie check stand where Mrs. Ben- son stood and forced them to load the money bags. WOMAN RESCUED FROM LEDGE Rescuers lower Mrs. Rita Peters, 32, of Los An- geles, in a litter more than feet down the face of San Antonio Falls on Ml. Balcly Thursday after she was trapped overnight on a mountain ledge. Mrs. Peters had attended a ceremony at the lop of Ml. Baldy with other members of a churcli group but became separated during the descent. Then she fell nearly 100 feet to the ledge. Rescuers said Mrs. Peters' injuries were not 7 KILLED THE KID' 'THIRD MAN' HINTED AS COLEROFF herded the trio toward the door, Mrs. Benson and Lifsey lagged be hind. The youth swung a bag Security number in order to qualify for future daily draw- ings. Today's winners (deadline Monday, Sept. 14, 5 372-20-8698 (S50) 568-54-1403 711-14-9534 (S25) 448-09-4765 (SI5) 183-24-6833 505-03-1158 561-20-4669 (S5) 386-01-1579 550-16-3417 547-24-4029 561-48-2614 Here are Thursday's w ers (deadline Saturday, Sept. 12, 5 007-01-6059 495-09-7327 469-09-9661 438-18-9552 554-09-6828 570-20-2022 365-56-0500 518-20-2976 554-38-0542 548-52-0597 450-32-3847 Maria Callas Joins Onassis on Yacht VENICE, Italy star Maria Callas ar- rived here today from Milan with Aristotle Onassis, They immediately hoarded Onassis' yacht Christina, riding at anchor in the great played rugged roles, was one of the nation's top sports an nouncers in the 1930s. His first stage role, as the junk tycoon in "Born Yester- rocketed him to fame. The show was so successful that Douglas played more than performances. Afterward lie was called to Hollywood for a major role in "Letter to Three Wives." A long list of movies followed, the most recent being "The Mating Game." Douglas was planning to start work Nov. 15 on another film, "The with Jack Lem- mon. EARLY IN 1955 Douglas ecame involved in a contro- versy while touring the South (Continued Page A-4, Col. 6) THE CROSSING is at the Minneapolis and St. Louis Railway depot, in the heart of this southern Minnesota city 70 miles south of the twin cities. The accident was the sec ond in two days in which several children on their way to school were killed. Seven died Thursday when their school bus stalled near Moun- tain Lake Park, Md., and was struck by a passenger train. There was no indication when, where or whether they planned to sail. Onassis showed up unex- pectedly in Milan this morn- ing just before taking off with Miss Callas in his twin- engine jet plane. He had come from Paris, where he told a French newspaper he loves Miss Callas "like a sister." The 55-year-old millionaire denied he was responsible for the breakup of the fiery so- Drano's 10-year-old marriage :o Giovan Battista Meneghini, 62. Pan Am Jet Sets S.F.-Tokyo Record TOKYO Pan Ameri- can Boeing 707-321 jet airliner arrived here tonight from San Francisco in a record time of )5 hours, 41 minutes. TORRID WAVE DUE 5 DAYS LB. Mercury Hits 102 After Hot Night WHERE TO FIND IT Nikita Khrushchev would have been a successful politi- 'cian in any nation, according to AP's William Ryan in the fourth in a series of articles. See Page A-12. Beach B-l. Hal B-5. B-5. D-l to 12. C-6, 7. D-2. Death B-2. B-4. B-3. Shipping D-2. C-l to 5. A-10. Tides, TV, C-8. Vita) D-2. B-5. B-6. Your A-2. Continued high tempera- tures were forecast for the next five days as a plus 90- degree day followed a hot, humid night. By p.m. today, the mercury had risen to 102 degrees after a low reading of 71 during the night. The.Weather Bureau pre- dicted temperatures for the coming few days would run above the normal spread of 61-82 for this time of year. Widely scattered' thun- dershowers, which hit near- by mountain areas last night and today, brought the high humidity along with the .heat. The hu-" midity was expected to drop Saturday, as tnc cloud cover, over the Los Angeles Basin dispersed. Thursday night became the hottest cvflnlng in Los Angeles since the Septem- ber 1355 heat wave! Re- versing the normal trend, the temperature rose as the early morning hours prog- ressed. The high minimum tem- perature was set in down- town Los Angeles where the mercury dipped to a sweltering low of 79 over- night after reaching an aft- ernoon high of 95. In Long Beach, the tem- perature climbed to 88 in mid-afternoon, worked its way slowly down to the night's low of 71 at 11 p.m., then upset standard procedure by starting back up again. It reached 73 by mid- night and had climbed to a sultry 77 at daybreak. The Los Angeles record minimum reading was set Sept. 2, 1955, when the nighttime low was 83 after day's high of 108. "A THIRD MAN" was in volved in Miss Callas' marita split Onassis he didn't name him. The 35-year-old singer anc Onassis have been doing the night spots together in Milan where she has been making some recordings. They in stsled their dinner dates ant other meetings were foi "business reasons." The whereabouts of Onas sis' pretty 29-year-old wife Christina Tina is some what of a mystery, but she i believed to be in Paris. He left her aboard thi luxury yacht also namei he flew ti Paris earlier this week, mak ing a stop in Milan to se Miss Callas on the way. Mrs. Onassis took off fo Paris in a separate plan shortly after her husband lefi Drowns 15 Minutes Before Retirement BROKEN ARROW, Okla (JPi Frank R. Dugga drowned Thursday, 15 min utes short of retirement. The Tulsa cement finishe was 65 Wedncseday. Just fore the end of his last da of work at a sewer-plan project here he toppled fror scaffold into a five-foo deep pit half filled with wate Duggan was found by for man L. D. Smith who wa bringing him his last pa; check. Stock Mart Rallies After -Day Drop NEW YORK stock arket bounced back with a ood rally today, regaining jme of the ground lost ree successive declines. Trading volume expanded i the upswing, which saw lins running from a few enls to or more for key ssues. Steels, motors, onics and chemicals n the vanguard. Brokers called the mostly technical after the de line which has tirough six of the last seven essions. However, some news uch as a 'loymenl was good. Brokers aid the increase in the Fcd- ral Reserve dad Admits Puffing Body in Trash Can NEW YORK and Delia Slnllery were to the radio newscast when the announcer the finding of the body of a boy in a trash can. Mrs. Slattcry said her hus- band suddenly glared at her and blurted mil: "That's your son. I killed the kid. I shoved him Into the garbage can." The woman snatched up her 3-month-old son Brian; another son, Michael, G; a daughter, Jane, 3, and ran to a neighbor's apartment where Bomb Call Turns Jet Plane Back SALLY BENSON Wounded in Stomach of quarters and felled the bandit, who fired three times, two of the shots striking Mrs. Benson. Her husband, his own safety, seized the re- volver SANTA FE, N. M. MM An anonymous report of a bomb aboard a Continental Airlines Viscount Jetliner to- day grounded (he plane here while investigators swarmed over It. The plane, bearing 32 pas- sengers nnd three crew mem- bers, had been air-borne for Denver aboul 10 minutes when the warning was re- ceived and It was ordered back to Snnla Fe. Investigators at Albu- querque also searched a southbound flight which had taken off earlier from here. That flight, wilh 19 passen- elec- Ihe robber the heart, The bandit puled a 10-inch Jenson and the boy. LIFSEY, (railing blood, ran the rear of Ihc store and called police, afterward slag gcrihg outside and collapsing. Police found in the suitcase Coleroff carried a gas mask, sawed-off shotgun, two boxes round of ammunition for the ale to member banks, made aflcr the close of the market of ammunition and five load- move was widely gers and a was cleared reloaded. crew and of three, passengers she called police. SLATTERY, 38, who ad- mitted he had been drink- ing heavily, was captured Thursday after a struggle on the rooftop of his Bronx aparlment house. Police said Slattery gave this account: Last Tuesday aflcrnoon his son, Jeremiah, 4, had annoyed him by fooling with the burn- ers of the gas stove. Ho struck the boy and beat his head against the wall. The youngster lost consciousness and the father failed to bring him around after putting him in a bathtub full of water. Slaltery went out and got drunk. When he returned the boy was lifeless. He put the body in a suitcase and hid it in the cellar of the apart- ment house. ince AN HOUR after the Den- ver-bound plane had returned here, investigators had found nothing in the ship. They then began a check of the bag- gage. "The passengers all ap- peared very calm. Nobody has canceled and we expect the plane to take off for Den- ver again in a short a CAL employe reported at a.m. The investigators included personnel from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Railway Express Co., the Post Office Department, Con tincntal Airlines and city po- lice. THE PLANE departed al a.m. for Denver. The airport lies li miles south west of Santa Fe. City police dispatcher Mon- ica Valencia said that at a.m. a man called headquar- ters and told her: "Ma'am, I just placed a bomb in the next flight of Continental Airlines." When she tried to deter mine who was calling, the man broke the connection. ftSEANWHILE, Slattery told his 30-year-old wife he had left the boy with friends. This had happened before, and she was not worried. Early Thursday Slattery drove to the Rockaway Beach section of Queens and depos- ited Jeremiah's body in a trash can. He left the empty suitcase on another garbage pail and returned to tha Bronx to resume his drink- ing. Then came the broadcast and Slavery's outburst. He was booked on a charge of homicide. MALAY FISTS FLY RICHARD E. LIFSEY Shot in Side KENNETH E. BENSON Killed Bandit Weather Variable cloudiness to- night with a few showers or thunderstorms likely. Decreasing cloudiness Saturday. Continued hot. Open Shirts Start Fight Among Solons KUALA LUMPUR, Ma- laya Socialist front members of Parliament, trying to enter the cham- ber in open neck shirts, set off a fight with members of the ruling Alliance Parly. Heated arguments be- tween the Socialists and Alliance men barring their way led to blows. Prime Minister Tengku Abdul Rahman ordered the Socialists to "go back home and return properly, dressed." The six returned an hour' later in black' suits.