Press-Telegram (Newspaper) - September 14, 1959, Long Beach, California
Russian Moon Rocket Hits Target on Schedule IKE, AIDS MAP FINAL K STRATEGY U.S.Confirms Hit Despite Doubt Cast by Nixon Direct Hit Wins Praise of Scientists Moscow Delighted at World Acclaim for Marksmanship MOSCOW Wt Premier Nikita S. Khrushchev is fly ing to Washington Tuesday amid worldwide acclaim for the Soviet feat of landing a rocket on the moon. .Congratulations streamec in today from the six con tinents for this .developmen in.the conquest of space. American scientists w..en among the first hail 'thi handling of the lunar probe as a remarkabl' job of scientific reckonin] and marksmanship. The official, reaction of th U.S. National Aeronautics aiv Space Administration w a summed up in Washington b its deputy administrator, Di Hugh Dryden: "We have followed with in lere'st the travel of the Sovie lunar probe to its impact wit the moon. "We wish to congratulat our (Russian) fellow scientist and engineers on their succes in this forward step in the ex ploration of space. i HOPE that the scien tjfic data obtained in this flight will soon be available fof-study by the scientists of all countries." Typical of the reaction among the Soviet Union's (Continued Page A-7, Col. 1) DUST? Budapest Soys Saw Landing VIENNA. Wl Radio Budapest said today scien- tists of the Hungarian ob- servatory in Budapest spot- ted a dust cloud raised on the moon when the Soviet rocket landed. The broadcast added that a black ring was visible for more than an" hour after radio signals stopped on im- pact. Hungarian scientists expressed belief this was a new crater cut by the rock- et into loose surface .of sand'and rock on the moon. The Hungarian team wired its observations to Soviet colleagues, the broadcast added; tedio Check at L. A. Backs Soviet Claim NASA Discounts Vice President's Hints of Failure WASHINGTON W) Evi dence obtained by Western world instruments backs up Russia's announcement that the Soviet moon rocket ac- tually hit the moon, American space officials said today. "We're said a spokesman for the National Aeronautics: and Space Ad- ministration. NASA at the same time said it had no information on any Soviet moon rocket fail- ures preceding the successful attempt. The Soutlilattd's Fittest Evening Newspaper LONG BEACH 12, CALIF., MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 1959 32 PAGES PRICE 10 CENTS TELEPHONE HE 5-1161 Vol. 192 CLASSIFIED HE 2-5B59 EDITION (Six Editions Daily) Nikita Carries Own Red Carpet Jet Fighter Accidentally Downs Plane JACKSON, .Mich. Ml A missile-carrying jet fighter shot down another accidental- ly today north of Jackson. The pilot whose plane was knock'B.d down was not wounded and landed by para: chute, falling feel. Selfridge Air .Force'Base said the plane' that' fired the missile was piloted by JLl. Col. Montie A. Davis, commander of the 71st Fighter Interceptor Squadron. OFFICIALS SAID .Col VICE PRESIDENT Richard M. Nixon in New York hac to.ld newsmen there were three such failures. He also commented that there was no official proof that the Sovie rocket hit the moon as Mos cow announced. Even before today's repor on western instrument read ings, U.S. scientists had as sumed success for the Soviet trial and sent congratulations. WITH RESPECT to the re- port of previous Soviet tries for a moon shot, a NASA spokesman said such infor- mation, if- it' were available, would be classified secret by the military, "and we are a non-classified agency." The United States is l ro 6 earthquake believed to he watching Soviet bal- centered near the Kermadec; Isle Near Zealand PASADENA very Quake Edge Toward Commies Adjournment Today on Move Near Laos WASHINGTON edges...its .way..to; ward possible adjournment today with friends and foes already appraising its legislative record. If Southern opponents halt 11 More Numbers on List Eleven additional winners are listed in The Press-Tele- gram's Lucky Social Security Numbers Contest today. You, too, can get in on the extra spending money. Just print your name, address anc Social Security number on postcard and mail it to The Independent, Press-Telegram 604 Pine Ave., Long Beach. If you are among the lucky 'orics and have your number drawn, bring identification and your Social Security cart to the I.P-T. 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Maximum tem- perature by noon today: 80. apparently successful rocket was analyzed by the comput- ing center of the Air Force Ballistic Missile Division's space technology laboratories at Los Angeles, a NASA con- tractor. THIS CENTER, he said, coordinated and interpreted (Continued Page A-6, Col. 4) Islands northeast of New Zoa- and was recorded'today. Us force was reckoned as considerably Yellowstone shook the northwestern United States last month. Dr. Charles Richter of [he California Institute of Tech- higher than Ihe shocks that fioy Kills Father in Paint Row their attack on a rider ex- riology rated ils magnitude at morning in a fight 8 or higher on a scale lists Ihe largest shocks ever recorded as 8.6. The Yellow stone shock was 7.1. VIENTIANE, Laos .Large-scale communist Iroof movements were reported to tending the life of the between the North Viet Rights Commission, (he Sen-' ate may be able to complete action on a foreign-aid bill it approved in substance Saturday. Nam border and the northern Laos defense headquarters a Sam Neua. A military communique said government patrols hac discovered n large movemcn But there was no guerrillas of the Laotiai HUNTINGTON BEACH _ A 'lour on ''ie Dixie verbal on- Communist Palhet l.ao Party U-year-old father to youth shot death here over the color of a his slaughl against the tmVsion, nor on the lerthreal lhat newly wedge-shaped aiea 30 to miles norlh and east o i San Neua. I northern-1 i The communique said there With Nikita Set Tuesday 90-Minute Talk Due to Take Up World Problems WASHINGTON lent Eisenhower and other op government officials to- lay discussed all aspects of he historic talks Eisenhower vill start Tuesday with Soviet 'remier Nikita S. Khrush- :hev. The President conferred or 75 minutes at the White House with Secretary of State Christian A, Hcrter, Secretary of the Treasury Robert B. An- dcrson and Llewellyn Thomp- son, U.S. ambassador to the Soviet Union. Several other State Depart- ment officials also sat in. Meeting about 24 hours in advance of Khrushchev's scheduled arrival in Washing- ton, Ihe group thoroughly ex- plored strategy for the Eisen- hower talks with the Kremlin leader. Eisenhower and Khrush- chev are scheduled lo meet at the White House Tuesday aft- ernoon for their first discus- sion, for which 00 minutes ms been set aside. THAT WILL BE shortly nftcr the Communist chieftajn arrives, packing the prestige of new scientific achievement, the weekend bullsoye shoot to the moon. In response to questions, While House Press Secretary James C. Hagerty described loday's meeting as a general lypc of session "that the Pres- ident and Ihe people in Ihe goveinmcnl have prior to the visit of any foreign official." Hagerty added the discus- sion "included nil aspects of (Continued Page A-6, Col. 1) 'crs might push for stronger, "c cnl painted house. mad been no fighting, Indicat Joe Morales Aguirre, .5, as 17-132 Gothard St., was hit in. The main shocks were re- the heart by four of seven; The House, standing jsoon as by, spotted. the rebels were1 corded here at andjbullets fired. ;was ready for efforts lo ccm- a.m. PDT. The son, Joe Jr., lold police promise the bill with its own after Blaze Razes Acres, Three Homes THERE WAS speculation here that units involving only he fired afler his father version of pathct Lao guerrillas may heif ackcd him with a broken overseas assistance. Once l his regrouping for another drive RED BLUFF Threa able leg. THE TEENAGER gave this account: Aguirrc, who had been gone since Saturday, returned jtcms havejCommunisl North Viet Nam'cast of here off Highway 36, his morning. tentatively decided by was not involved. threatened for a Previous reports from Sam but lorest service officials WHERE SOVIETS SAY THEIR ROCKET HIT MOON Circle at right center indicates spot where Russian authorities had announced in advance of the actual impact that (heir moon rocket would come down. Lo- cation is near Sea of Tranquility, the Sea of Serenity and the Sea of Vapors- features of the moon's surface-mapped by astronomers years ago and as- sumed by scientists to be dry; This composite picture of the moon was made in August of last year by Lick Observatory at San Wirephcito.) was done the weary legisla- tors could go home. MONEY ITEMS for foreign toward San Neua. One purpose rebel-only drive acres, much of it timber, in Ihe Las- sen National Forest were de- of such a'stroyed in a fire than con- could be to try lo convince kingdom was aid and for miscellaneous un-j purely a civil war nnd that tinned uncontrolled today. The Pondcrosa Sky Ranch, dude ranch 30 miles north- the home's He had been drinking and'the Senate. It rejected Satur- day night all efforts to change t h e appropriations recom- mended by its committee. Also defeated, by a stand- ing vote, was a proposal by Sen. Jacob K. Javlts, (R-NY) (Continued on Pg. A-7, Col. 3) vas enraged at new paint job. He began cursing his wife, Seive, 41. He grabbed her by he hair and the son inter- vened. THE FATHER then turned pward the boy, seizing the jroken table leg as the weap- on. The son ran into an adja- cent room, grabbed a ,22-cali- icr semi-automatic rifle and fired. Young Aguirrc, an only child, is being held by juvenile authorities. His father's body was taken to Smiths' Mortuary.. Ncua headquarters s.iid Northjconsidered it out of danger Viel Nam troops allegcdlymnlcss Ihe winds shift, fighting alongside the rcbelsj Six hundred fire fighters. began withdrawing to North Viet Nam as soon ns the U. N. announced it was sending a fact-finding committee Laos. hnlf of them prison honor- camp men, hoped for control by 6 p. m. The wind was the to big factor. No injuries were reported Netherlands Princess Flies to Dine With Ike NEW YORK (.fl Princess Beatrix of the Netherlandi flew to Washington today for lunch with' President Eisen- hower and an afternoon ol sightseeing in Washington. Nehru Hopes Moon Will Survive It NEW DELHI, India Asked for comment .today about the Soviet moon rockcC Prime Minister Nehru replied "It is great new.s, no doubt t. hope the moon will survive.' SEARCH GOES ON DESPITE CONFUSION Report British Embassy Plane Missing, Then Denial Is Issued LOS ANGELES was not notified if Iheiat Andrews Air Force Base, usion developed today after reports lhat a slane attached lo the Britishj Embassy was missing. The tact plane actually did take off, it h; embassy says it has no plane missing. The mystery started Sun- day when a man called the control lower at Los Angeles International A l.r port and radio con- with any stations be- tween here and Seattle. The Federal Aviation Agency here said it was pos- sible have plan, but this would be highly gave, them a flight plan. He unusual. The watch super gave his name as Paul Par ron nnd his address as British Embassy, Washington, D.C. THE PLAjVE was scheduled to take off at 1 p.m. Sunday for Seattle. According to the (light plan it was due at Seattle at p.m. The tower at the airport that someone might filed a fictitious (light visor for the FAA control tower said the caller even gave the British call letters of GFB-VV. However, in Washington British Embassy sources said they were mystified by the re ports. They said there Is only one such plane attached (o the embassy and U Is now Md. The embassy also said a check of all British air force people attached to the em- bassy failed to disclose the name of any pilot named Paul Parron. AT THE AIRPORT here the FAA said a check was made of all hangars and the plane has not been found. But despite the lack of con- crete information the Civil Air Patrol In Southern Call- fornia started a search. MaJ. Earl Llcske, the air search ftnd rescue officer, said about 20 planes were taking part in the hunt as far north is Bakersfiold.