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Star-News (Newspaper) - April 21, 1964, Pasadena, California WeATHH SUNNY morning low Moderate tmog, Page 22 10 Ctnti FINAL SOUTHERN CALIFORN I A'S FINEST EVENING TREfHONE AU CALIFORNIA, TUESDAY, APKIL 21, NEWSPAPER Anti Pay-TV Files Giant Names List Claim Subscription Forces Say Padded Initiative petitions seeking to outlaw pay television bearing a claimed signatures were on file with county California today.. But an official of Subscription .Television, Inc., retorted: "Petitions are padded with and pos- bly New York Fair Faces 'Stall-In' Group to Defy Court Order NEW YORK (AP) The World's Fair auto "stall-In" set for opening day Wednesday is on despite a court order forbid- ding it, civil rights organizers say. (See Fair Story on Page They plan to have cars "run out of gas" on major ac- cess roads to the fairgrounds in Queens, snarling traffic to call attention to civil rights cam- paigns here. The restraining order, issued Monday, woulc make the organizers subject to contempt of court citations. Newspaper reports of plans to tie up fair-bound subwa'J and commuter trains were de nled by Marshall England chairman '.of the Manhattan chapter of the Congress of Ra cial Equality. "These statements were made by our England said Nevertheless, police and the .transit more worthless names bvious intent is to create an valanche of psychology as irt of a statewide conspirato a) pre-election hoax." To w-hich the anti-pay-TV rces replied: "Wild and irre- ronslble charges." Faster than you could Chang, mnnels, a "Fair. Trial for Pa. 'V .headed by actor aria Andrews, chimed in with -believe that the publii ill insist on giving subscription elevision In the home merican right to compete ii ic open market place and dem nstrate its merits. 'This initiative is one of thi most dishonest and misleading roppsitions ever foisted on thi ublic in California." Seek Ballot Spot The initiative, which propo ents want to put on Ihe Call ornia ballot next November 'ould declare it "contrary .t ublic policy to permit develop for I any.' transport --jam-up .'tha might >n V, v-i Newspapers have said tha secret :plans .call for CORE "foot soldiers" those wlthbu cars to pull emergency cord on fairbouhd trans, and load up ticket lines at fair entrances Without buying tickets. There were reports that'tral fie snarl-ins will be conducted in other cities in sympathy witl the New York demonstration. James national di rector of CORE, who suspendet the group's Brooklyn chapte for proposing the dis closed Monday plans for "mass ive' civil disobedience" at th fair He declined to say how man; demonstrators would take pai or what form the protest woul take. But he defined civil diso bedience as an "act which coul cause one to get arrested." II said no violence would resul No Los Angeles 'Stall-In' Planned LOS ANGELES Con press of' Racial Equality off cial said today the Los Angele chapter had no intention ,o staging a "stall-in" Wcdnesda lo coincide''with the -Brookly N.Y. chapter's projected tieu of the World's Fair opening. Plead NEW YORK' (UPI) u.s Steel Corp. and seven other ma jor steel producers pleaded in nocent In federal court today tc a federal indictment alleging plot to fix prices of carbo sheet steel, the most widol used steel in consumer proi ucts. nent of the subscription telev: ion business." The ''Citizens Committee for 'ree headed by advertls- ng man Don Belding, an- Monday that more, than an all-time rec- rd for any 'initiative .or refer- ndum had signed the pell _ .The, petitions were, filed by Monday night, the deadline, ylth county clerks.. In Los An- ieles a' Brink! tuck drove up if. Voters' -headquarters' with jetitions bearing, the propo- nents more than' signatures. Pay-TV By .July 1? Subscription Television, Inc. 'prmed to launch pay-TV on the West Coast, hopes to start serv- Scp Pago 2 by Nerve Gases Brewed Produced in Indiana At a plant in western 'In diana, the United Stales makes 'a deadly nerve gas in. a race to slay ahead of any aggressor, just "so he won't be note. By JAMES 1 POLK NEWPORT, Ind. a cloistered complex of buildings on a hill in western Indiana, tlie United States brews and bottles one of war's deadliest weapons It is nerve gas, a stealthy assassin that is odorless, taste- less and virtually invisible. A drop, breathed or soaked into the skin, can kill. At the end of an assembly line laced with 40 miles of pipes, the qiiefied gas is poured into ockets, land mines and artil ery secret Hopes U.S. Plans to Keep Eye on Cuba WASHINGTON (AP) Presi dent Johnson said today ii is essential that the Unitec States maintain overflights Cuba to determine whether any new offensive missiles are being installed there. (See Story on Page He made the comment at an impromptu news conference in the White House rose garden be fore editors and broadcasters who have been attending a for eign policy conference here. The President reported tha "some progress" lias been madi toward settling the rail dispute He voiced hope for an agree ment "within a few hours o: days." Johnson declined to say wha he would do if no final settle ment is reached by a.m Saturday, the end of a 15-da; delay he obtained in a strike threat. Negotiators worked far inti the night, took some time oi Ihis morning to get a little slec and resumed again at noon. 4 Hours a Day The facility, housed in a for mer atomic energy installation low known as the Newpor Chemical Plant, is the nation': major supply 'center for nenn ;as. It has been in operation 2 lours a day for three years. on tlie'-gas-are secret )Ut a plant official describes is. "hundreds of times mor pxtc" than any commercia chemical. ,An .Army publication say only .that the gas- can "caus death within four minutes, congressional report says less ban a minute's exposure kill.- The Army handbook says th nerve gas is so potent that, de ivered even only on'a sma scale, its effect can approac that, of nuclear weapons. Developed as Insecticide "This stuff here was origins ly developed as an insecticide, ays a vice president of th FMC Corporation which oper ates the plant under a govern ment contract.. The chemicals which from th nerve gas are mixed and boihx a plumber's nightmare GAS: See Page Dairies Face Strike Threat The Southern California dair) industry today was. threatene with a strike by the Teamster union but a federal mediate said he was hopeful a settlemen could be reached before it April 27 deadline. Federal mediator Grant Hag lund said the union served fo mal notice Monday that it wool strike the indu try. A temporary collapse in ba gaining came when negotiators were unable to resolve commi sion payments on the new 1 quart containers. Inspection Issue Again Brought Up Prospects for Further Curbs by Nuclear Powers Seen By JOHN M. HIGHTOWER WASHINGTON (AP) A further impfovement-in U.S.-Soviet relations should result from the newly an- nounced plans of President Johnson arid- Premier Khrushchev to cut back production of nuclear explo- sives, Washington, officials said today, The hope in government quarters here is that such moves, which .have been build- ing up now for several months, will: a more favorable at- mosphere for disarmament ne- gotiations. the prospects for actual East-West agreement to bring the nuclear arms -race under control. measures to dis- courage-surprise attack. NO SCHOOL struck Ihe Malheny Elementary :School in Springfield, III., early today, causing Ihe roof lo collapse, carrying the second floor into the basemenl. Debris from the roof and second floor.covers the desks of children in one of the lower classrooms. Laos Cou west Scores Routed by Floodwaters; House Lifted, Dumped Into Lake United Press International Tornadoes prowled the Great Plains ,and Midwest Monday flight arid today and flood .waters kept scores b'f persons from their homes. The latest In a seven state spate of twisters ripped two sub- divisions on the northwest side of Peoria, 111., early today. A nearly completed home was: sicked up and dumped into a! ake and a 6-year-old girl, nar-i rowly escaped injury when a: clothes pole was driven through: her bedroom window. More twisters hit in sparsely populated areas in Iowa, Texas, Dklahoma, JCansas, Nebraska, Missouri an'd Ohio. Women Injured. Two women Injured in the Iowa tornadoes one when her car was whirled into a corn- tield and another when her home collapsed on her as she tried to get to the basement. Residents of Springfield, 111., thought a tornado had hit early today when a storm came through "sounding like a freight train." The Weather Bureau classed it as merely a "dam- aging wind but never- theless it toppled a chimney through the roof of the Mathney School and blocked a busy stree! with fallen trees. Vicious 'winds also hit St First Rose Queen Mourned By HARVEY SCANDRETT Pasadena's first Tournament of Roses Queen, Mrs: Arthur H. McConnell, died Monday in Huntington Memorial Hospital. She was 77 years old. As Hallle Woods, a 18-year-old Pasadena High School student, she presided over the festivities QUEEN HALLIE k royalty of 1905 in 1905. Although !he Now Year's Day event that was to become an internationally famous spectacle had been inaugurated 16 years earlier, it was not until 1905 that the idea of royally in American democracy was introduced. Miss Woods was chosen by fel- low students at PHS. She was. not only a reigning beauty' of her days, but an expert seam- stress. She sewed the royal gown that she wore .on her big day. regal responsibilities, she' found time to help decorate the float she rode In the parade. On that hot day, with the tem- perature close to the.SO's the. autos in the procession were' moved from the rear to the front to keep radiators from boiling over while trying to. move at a slow pace behind the horses. It was chilly in the earlier morning hours, however, and Queen HaHie disclosed In Idler years that she wore long woolen underwear beneath her finery, at her mother's insistence. .Heavy, underwear was no ptob- court in those days because they wore QUEEN! MRS. A. H. McCONNEU token by Charles, Mo., sending two woni- n lo the hospital. Far to the ast, a Richmond, Va., man was njured when he was struck by tree 'limb ripped away by 50 mils per hour winds. touted by Floods Rain-fed flood waters bubbled p in parts of Indiana and D1I- wis. Flood refugees found shel- er with friends in Danville, HI. nd some schools were closed in ndiana. A tornado chewed a 10 mile alh northeast of Clay Center destroyed some buildings but resulted in no injuries. An ther twister skipped harmless y past Pctrolia, Texas, and a luge revolving cloud swoopet iver Wichita Fails, where a tor nado killed seven persons am njured more than 100 earlier his month. Wind and hail dam age was.extensive. Cold rain and snow swirlei through the central Rockies and lown into western Nebraska and South Dakota. Stockmen's varnings remained in effec hrough the night. The Southwest sweltered with an carly: taste of summer. Fo he second consecutive day, Pre sidio, Texas, degrees. hit a high of Nebraska Prisoners Eud Sitdown LINCOLN, Neb. (UPI) 30-hour sitdown .strike by rebelious' Nebraska penal com plex inmates, ended at noon to day, Warden Maurice Sigler an nounced.' The prisoners had .'remainec stubbornly In their, cells sine Monday morning, refusing to g '.o their prison jobs because the were angered at the revocatio of their yard privileges afte five convicts tunneled their wa out of the institution Saturda night. Something Extra! ALBANY, N.Y, (AP) Bot finalists in a spelling bee at Junior high school in suburba South Colonie spelled "crron ous" erroneously. Corif Inspection Not fiequired Disarmament by Internation- al agreement, however, will re- quire international inspection arrangements in the Soviet Un ion as well as in the Western countries, according to long standing U.S. policy. So farj no breakthrough is in sight on thi critical inspection Issue. The production' an nounced by Johnson and Khm shchev Monday, with coopera tiph from Britain, as the othe main.; nuclear, do-not.rme members of; Congress to- ay. as. to'how'.Soviet good faith ould he checked...'. Comment at the Capitol tend- ed to split on partisan lines. Republicans said, it appeared ri. informal agreement had Many approved the decision and stressed, belief Ihat based on conclusions )f American military authorities that the United" States' no longer needed to add to its stockpile of nuclear weapons material. The President's action re- quires no formal- approval by Congress but undoubtedly will figure in floor debates later on military policy, and budgets. Shortly after Johnson's an- the White House disclosed that since last Oct. 10 vnen 'the nuclear test-ban treaty >ecame effective, the United States has obtained important nformation from its under- ground testing program. A report to Johnson by Secre- tary of Defense Robert S. Mc-