Press-Telegram (Newspaper) - September 29, 1959, Long Beach, California
HURRICANE LASHES CAROLINA COAST fc ft 4 Boys Missing in Rockies Snowstorm HURRICANE GRACIE'S sharp edge swept this auto from the road and toppled trees at Savannah, Ga., to- TRAIL OF BROKEN TREES on a Denver residential street wns a scene duplicated throughout the city to- day as the storm swept over coast. Its full fury was aimed at Charleston, S. C., to the day after a of the year at lower Rocky Mountains photo.) Historic City of Charleston Badly Battered CHARLESTON, S. C. Grade, with peak gusts estimated at 140 miles an hour, slashed! across the South Carolina coast today. Badly battering this historic port city and adjacent areas, the big storm headed inland where her torrential rains threatened serious flooding. The Weather Bureau The Southland's Finesl Evening Newspaper LONG BEACH 12, CALIF., TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 1959 38 PAGES PRICE 10 CENTS TELEPHONE HE 5-1 Ifil Vol. 205 CLASSIFIED III! HOME EDITION (Six Editions Daily) Stevenson and Ken each commanded a Nixon, Rocky Lead Demos in Calif. Poll By MERVIN D. FIELD Director. The CAllfornlfi Poll Vice President R i c h a r t Nixon has pulled ahead o Adlai Stevenson and Sen John Kennedy in popularity for the Presidency among California voters. This result of the lates California Poll is in sharp contrast to California voter opinion of three months ago when nedy higher popularity rating than Nixon. New York Gov. Nelson Rockefeller also has im proved his position in rela- tion lo Stevenson and Ken- nedy. Today Rockefeller leads Stevenson, and is drawing even with Kennedy in the popularity standings. C: THE CURRENT measure of the change in front-running candidates was obtained when the Poll's opinion inter viewers asked a carefully se lecled cross-section of Cali- fornia voters of all political leanings the following ques- tion: "Here are some cards show- ing different presidential can- didates who might be running against each other in 1950. Suppose the presidential elec- tion were being held today tell me which of these (Continued Page A-4. Col. 1) WHERE TO FIND IT Beach B-l. Hal A-19. A-19. C-5 (o 10. B-6, 7. C-4. A-18. B-3. Shipping C-4. C-l to 4. A-16. Tides, Temperatures C-4. TV, B-8. Vital C-4. A-19. B-4, S. 6. Your A-2. saic unofficial estimates placet the wind velocity on nearby benches at 120 miles an hour with gusts of 140. At. 1 p.m. the Bureau said the storm center was moving inland a short distance south- west of here and moving lo ward Ihe inlcrior at 14 miles an hour. She was headed gen- erally toward Walterboro Orangcburg and Columbia. THE CHARLOTTE Weathei Bureau issued a bulletin warn ing residents of probable se- rious flooding along the Yad- kin, Pec Dee, Lynches, Black, Waccamaw, Edisto, Lumber, Little Pec Dee and Ashley rivers. Some of Charleston's his- loric structures were damaged as high winds uprooted trees, lore down power and com- munication lines and unroofed buildings. Mountainous waves pounded beach installations from Savannah, Ga., to Myr- tle Beach. S.C. High tides ranging up to 11 feet above normal sent waisl-deep water coursing I h r o u g h slreels. Highways and streets werc Dlocked by flood water, fallen Irces, tangled power lines and smashed buildings. METAL SIGNS blown down sailed along almost deserted slreets. Docks and smaller harbor installations disappeared. An unidentified motorist was killed when his car over- turned several limes during (Continued Page A-3. Col. 1) Truck Rams Tree, Burns Kill Driver A Paramount man, Fritz Zimmerman, 50, of Compton Blvd., burned to death this morning when his rented truck crashed into a tree off U.S. 91) near Kings- burg. Highway Patrol officers said Zimmerman apparently Tell asleep al the wheel Trapped in the cab, he was turned beyond recognition. The truck, from a Los An- gles rental agency, carricc what appeared to be Zimmer man's personal belongings and furniture, officers said. Trees Felled, Power Fails, Schools Shut Live Wires Pose Peril; Branches Blockade Traffic DENVER (ffi A brutal September snowstorm bludg- eoned the Rocky Mountain area today, smashing treo limbs and power lines, snarl- ing traffic and leaving many homes, schools and business [louses without electric power. Four boys were missing on a camping trip in the moun- tains west of Denver. A Pueblo newspaperman, miss- ing during an antelope hunt on the snowswapi plains Monday, was reported found alive this morning. No word was immediately available as lo his condition. Scores of schools were closed in areas close lo the lo the mound al the'mountains mirth and south of President did at his news conference Monday with respect (o negotiations for a Coliseum today against Mil-lDenver. At least two build- DODGERS SEEK CLINCHER Nikita Confirms Lift ing Braves Nick of West Berlin Thrcof Male for Two in First WASHINGTON Premier Nikila S. Khrushchev in effect con- finned today President Eisenhower's news conference rcporl that Khrushchev abandoned his threat to West Berlin during the Camp David conference last weekend. In a statement in Moscow Khrushchev used annul (he same words as The l.os Angeles Dodger: sent ace righthander Lost in Mountains, Joy, 14, Found MADERA (ffi Mike Ly- lon, 14, of El Segundo, lost ince Sunday aflernoon, was ound shortly before dark Monday in the high Sierra. Vladera County sheriff's dep uties found him near Colver Meadow, aboul 60 miles east of Madera. He was uninjured. iThe boy became separated from his father while deer hunting. B, CK FROM STORM'S EYE L fi. Pilot Brings 'Lame' Plane Home Scouting Hurricane Gracic today, a Long Beach Navy pilot brought his crippled four-cngined Constellation back safely from the eye of the storm after experiencing a "runaway prop." Lt. Cmdr. Morgan L. Davison. 37, skipper of the big plane, returned his 26 passengers to Jacksonville. Fla., after what he described as "the closest call I've ever experienced." Davison said he was flying the "hurricane hunter" Constellation in the storm's center while technicians aboard studied its route and characteristics when one engine suddenly accelerated out of control. if THE COMMANDER COMMENDED flight engineers James D. Moorehead, 27, and Ralph T. Rice. 35. for im- mediately feathering the runaway propeller. The pair "made it possible for us to get back safely." Davison said. Thc pilot flew the plane the 300 miles back to Jack- sonville on three engines in 1 Vj hours. "Naturally, we felt quite relieved when we got back to groimd." Davison said. "It's always good when you have an emergency situation to see the shoreline again." Berlin settlement. Eisenhower said: "We agreed thai these negotiations should not he pro- longed indefinitely but there could he no fixed time limit on them." Khrushchev said today that I' the neogtiations "must not delayed." But he said there is not question of an and added: "No time limit should be set for them (the negotia- IT CAN BE STATED on the highest authority that Eisen- hower and his associates con- sider the weekend exchange to have produced a firm agreement by Khrushchev to avoid again any threat of force to the western powers out of West Berlin. Eisenhower and Khrushchev in the closing hours of their conversation last Sunday both understood, U. S. officials say, that this was precisely what their agreement meant. The State Department gave a detailed report to NATO ambassadors today on the David talks. French Envoy Herve Alphand said he thinks it very likely a sum- mit meeting or a new foreign ministers session of the future of Berlin will result from the Justice Dept. Aims T-H at Steel Strike WASHINGTON Justice Department to- day was reported gearing up for quick action if Presi- dent Eisenhower decides to invoke the Tafl-Hartley law emergency provisions to stop the 77-day steel Ike to Rest in Desert in Southland strike. The President has called in top industry and union lead- ers lo separate White House conferences Wednesday mor- ning in a final effort to gel fruitful bargaining Without resort to the T-H law provi- PENDING THE OUTCOME of those conferences, no steps will be taken i" start the T-H law's machinery working, the White House said. Other officials said private- ly however they doubt that even a personal appeal from the President will budge the industry and the striking wmikcc with the NalioiuHngs collapsed beneath the. League pennant hanging in weight of MW.V in (he Denver the balance. area. The Braves held a .'I lo I: v lead in the second inning. I TIIK STORM was the first Crafty Lew the'0' lllc season al lower ele- Braves' 21-game winner, Carivnlions' iln extension of ried Ihc defending llml have left more champions' hopes. The lw" of in crs lead the nioiimain communities, playoff scries, 1-0. I Thc heavy, wet snow Milwaukee manager Fred Icaughl trees in full leaf and llanev altered his lineup WASHINGTON FIRST INNING thrrw oul Bruton. on ji 3.? pitch Aflron .doubted oil the icror-n In let! renter, dent ElSCIlllOWCr, fighting Horning n Hobby Aviln for Felix snnu' '-ive wires Bussed and crackled, posing a Duke Snider starlc-d for children and Dodgers in center field after I" h cr Pedestrians slogging resting his injured knee in Monday's 3-2 playoff opencr.i residential The game, play liy play: areas of Denver and other Colorado cities were choked by fallen branches to the point where automobiles werc un- cold. plans to fly lo the to get tlin.ugh. iiscnhower-Khrushchev pa r-isleelworkcrs Union from their poles-apart positions. In that event, Eisenhower is expected to trigger the IN ANSWERING reporters' questions Alphand said it islemergency strike provisions his understanding from the report thai allied righls in iVesl Berlin remain unchanged but there is a change in the removal of the way we hope so." Skeptical diplomats, noting that the essence of the agree- ment depends on good faith between Khrushchev and Ei- lingers crossed. Both Ameri- Dead, 72 Missing can and Soviet leaders, it isijn Brazilian Floods said, understand that it may ilcrally take years to nego- iate a new for Berlin. ert country of Southern fornia Wednesday for an eight-day slay. Thc Chief Executive will be the house guest of an old business rim. MH, no itn. nravei I J. Doogm t. SECOND IHHiNS (IMC strufk out Cr.lnd.l'l on pllchcv filed lo Moon in into effect. This would call for first naming a fact-finding panel to report on the issues. On receipt of the panel's re-: port the President could or- der the Justice Department to seek a court injunction to hall the strike for an 80-day cooling off period. friend, Washington executive George E. Allen, at La Quinta, Calif. Allen and Eisenhower arc i 1.0011 oo'no Ihird t frequent golfing and companions, sometimes Li' vacations, and own farms couple of miles apart at Get tysburg. Pa. Till: MISSING REPORTER the Star-JourmH who was Mc.on >mgif 10 ifti. last seen Mondav afternoon ig Hrnl. Moon out Men'lno. Cffl-Kln'l" wrier imnni one m a truck in the plains area Khrushchev Off for Red China MOSCOW Ni- JAMES C. HAG ERT Y, While House Press Secretary, said the President hopes (o get away late Wednesday s. Khrushchev look off crnoon. flying by jet to the for Communist China tonight Palm Springs. Calif., airport. The plan calls for arrival there by 5 or 6 p.m. (PST) after a hours. flight of 5 or Five Persons Killed I Ul VI Grande Do Sul, Brazil's! Ort Way tO Services PORTO ALEGRE. Brazil southernmost stale. I THE ISSUE of a deadline counted 46 dead and 72 miss- od a yl i I over these negotiations gets (Continued Page A-4, Col. 1) ing in Sunday's floods. State authorities said the toll might be higher. CI.AX10N. (in. persons on their way to re- ligious memorial services werc killed in an automobile collision near Statcsboro, Ga. just 30 hours and 26 minutes after returning from the Unit- ed States. He will take part in cele- brations of the 10th birthday of the Pciping government. He also is going to give Red Chinese leader Mao-Tzc- Tung a fill-in about his talks: with President Eisenhower! which the Peiping press has already hailed as a great con- tribution to world peace. 30 miles northeast of Pueblo. conditions h a in- pered searchers Monday night, bin men in jeeps re- sumed the hunt this morning with snow still falling. Thc search for four missing boys in the Kvcrpreen area called oft for the time because of the storm. Sheriff's officers said the boys have found shelter in a mountain cabin. Snow was up to eight inches deep in some parts of the Denver area by midmorn- ing and was still falling. Weather Low clouds late to- night and early Wednes- day, but mostly sunny VV c d n c s d a y. Slightly warmer Wednesday. Maximum temperature by noon today: 75.