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News-Palladium, The (Newspaper) - July 19, 1971, Benton Harbor, Michigan Michigan's Biggest Buy For Reader And For Advertiser FINAL EDITION HARBOR MICH MONDAY JULY 19 1971 26 PAGES lOc WEATHER FORECAST Cool weather continues into Tuesday Chance of rain TEMPERATURES Readings from Sun noon la MOD 12 6 p 9 p 12 in 62 3 a m 6 a m fl a m 12 n High 80 at noon low 53 at 8 Sun Shines Elsewhere Twin Cities Get Soaked While most of Berrien ty was sunny and bright early this morning Twin Cities residents awoke to a burst that dumped nearly two inches of rain within two hours to the accompaniment of lightning bolts and thunder claps Up to inches was re- corded within hours at Auto S Co in St Joseph and the Benton Harbor public works department The result vyas inevitable with storm drains being taxed beyond capacity and flash floods resulting in low areas While motorists nudged their vehicles through these areas only to emerge with brakes the sun shone brightly at Buchanan and most other regions cording to the Berrien counly road commission Coloma anil got in on FORDING THE A truck makes waves this morning as it crosses a Hooded section oi Graham avenue in front of Superior Steel ings Harbor It was that water in that area rose nearly as high as the floorboards of passenger cars The flood followed a cloudburst that arrived just as many office and factory workers wore on the way to their jobs Staff photo Driver Young Man GRAND BLANC Mich AP Friends described Harry Rutherford as a sensible young man and a careful driver Nine Troy area HARRY RUTHERFORD driver were called part of big happy family of youths Early Saturday morning Rutherford's car and a station wagon carrying the youths mot on the lane of Interstate 75 in Genesee County's Grand Blanc shiv in what slate police de- scribed as the most deadly two- car collision in Michigan tory Rutherford 24 and eight of the youths died in the accident that left the two cars virtually fused together in a single pile of wreckage Police say Rutherford who lived in a trailer park in Holly apparently drove past his dence on Dixie Highway and at an expressway a down the road entered southbound headed the wrong way Two miles down the road er forcing at least one car lo veer off the road lo avoid ling him Rutherford smashed into the station wagon police said Both cars were traveling about 70 miles per hour There were no skid marks on the road to indicate that either car had made an attempt to break Rutherford was the son of a Flint policeman and a nephew of Flint Police Chief James Rutherford Police said the interchange where they believe Rutherford entered southbound lane on an exit ramp could have been deceiving but noted he would have had to pass two sets of signs warning that he was eling in the wrong direction Police arc investigating Ihc activities of the youths in the ill-fated station wagon earlier in the evening Relatives said they left for the ride at p.m bul did not indicate any destination Samples of Rutherford's blood as well as glood from Robert Richard S Preston in of Troy driver of the station wagon were sent to Lansing lo tell among other things if Iher of the two were under he of drugs or alcohol The single survivor of the crash Kenneth ol Troy was listed in fair condi ion after undergoing surgery ml doctors said be may be qa from the waist down Other victims of Ihc crash ivere Joseph 20 o Detroit and Elizabeth 19 Jr 21 Wil iam Nance 10 Gary Wich Lman 20 Louis M Beall Jr 21 and David 18 nil of Troy Three Young Women Found Dead In Wreck INDEX SECTION ONI Page Twin Cities News age Women's Seclion Pages 4 5 Ann Landers Page Obituaries SECTION TWO Area Page 1 Pages 14 15 10 1 Comics TV Radio Page Z Markets 2 Weather Page i Classified Ads Pages 23 24 2 deluge too as rain squall apparently zeroed in on north Berrien County St Joseph residents en- countered up to a fool of water across the bottom of Broad street hill Up to a foot of water flooded the lot of the st Joseph public works lot at the foot of Broad and also at the Auto Specialties lot A similar amount accrued in some plant of he Auto Specialties m a c h i n u shop Most machine shop workers were on the job however However the foim dry of the plant is beginning its summer shutdown today Benton Harbor public works officials said trouble spots included up to a foot of water on G r a h a m avenue near Superior Sleel Castings Co plant at Third and Main and at tbe dead-end portion of Brunson avenue where water flooded over curbs In other cilies Ihc sudden flooding problem had ended by 9 Water ran off vapidly after the rain Possible thunderstorms had been predicted Sunday night in the Twin Cities area Skies became overcast Sunday night but nothing as winds died down The cloudburst bit suddenly ly before 6 and continued at an intense pace until almost At Ross field airport er the fringe of the storm rainfall still was gauged at 1.53 inches Saigon Renews Peace Bid Perhaps It's Idea Whose Time Is Here SAIGON AP The South Vietnamese government today ils proposal for a cease-fire and the reunification elections with Vietnam that President Ngo Dinh Diem refused to bold IB years ago Although both the government and a U.S Embassy spokesman said it was a of proposals made in and July 8 by South Vietnam the al of the bid took on new cance in light of other moves aimed at a peaceful settlement These include a new point peace package pul forth by Ihc Viet Cong at Ibe Paris peace July 1 and President Nixon's forthcoming visit lo mainland China to confer with Red Chinese leaders At tbe daily briefing Inr news correspondents U.S sy spokesman floy W Johnson was asked if United Stales saw anything new in be South Vietnamese proposal NOTHING NEW So far we haven't foum anything new in if Johnson re plied It is a of statement made in IL if also a reaffirmation of twt of the proposa made July 8 in Paris We see nothing new in it There was no immediate com menl from Hie Stale menl in Washington However See back page sec I ml T ADVANTAGE OF Miss Archer of 1207 Lane St Joseph gingerly steps through huge puddle of water that collected at the foot of St Joseph's Broad street hill this morning A junior at St Joseph high school she was on her way to her summer job at Sanitary Cleaners Staff photo 000 Bonus Asked To Bolster Ranks Of Standby Army WASHINGTON AP Pentagon's manpower chief planned to lest congressional sentiment today on offering bo- possibly ranging over for re-enlistment in lie National Guard or Reserve Guard sources said Asst of Defense T ley arranged for a secret sion with a House Armed ices subcommittee lo discuss formal proposals that may be included in defense budget in January INCENTIVE PACKAGE Pentagon officials refused lo provide details But it is known both enlistment and men bonuses are included in an incentive package designed lo sireiiiflh of Guard and Reserve as calls go down Tbe proposal is said lo involve enlistment after Ibe draft more than and bonuses averaging more than Amounts would depend m Ibe length of bitch and in case of re-enlistment bonus on a man's military skill as well The top bonus would more than for a six-year in the Guard nr Reserve sources said Other items in I lie incentive package arc believed lo cover survivor benefits medical and dental provisions and possibly inclusion of Guardsmen and Re- in GI mortgage ance coverage now available to regular service veterans Secretary Defense Mclvin It Laird has promoted the Guard and Reserve in tance as be has moved to cut the size of the regular Army Navy Marine Corps and Air Force In crises Laird lias di- Hie military ment will call the Guard and Reserve to active duly rather lhan relying on draft lo meet emergency manpower needs as was done in Yields To Temptation England AP A ister was fined today for pulling his band on the bollom of a ing the recent Wimbledon tennis tournament The Rev Arthur ted offense which sel described as a sudden im- pulse which he yielded lo He was found guilty of be- vior nain war Hut Pentagon officials knowledge it will be difficult lo keep ranks of Guard and Reserve filled in peacetime without Hie pressure of the One National authority lias said 75 per of our guys in because of the We're already getting word from states of a of interest in Guard enlistments in just a few weeks since draft law died HACKLOG DROPS The backlog of men wailing io gel into I be Guard dropped from Ihc end of lo last March The Selective Service Act ex- on June but both have voted for a two- year extension Final passage is hung up temporarily in a conference Use dispute over a Vietnam withdrawal amendment Guard leaders in Washington and the slates have urged prompt action on a bonus and oilier incentives because as one of Hi BUI put il A year from now we'll be in ti critical lion lly hen Ihc Nixon ad- promised mid- for achieving an regular force will be over tbe horizon By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Discovery today of three young women dead in a side ditch lifted to 24 the ber known to have perished over the weekend on Michigan highways and streets The tragedy in which the three young women died at p.m but wasn't discovered until more than five hours er a girl crawled despite broken ankles to n road and flagged a passing What State Police described as the car death toll in Michigan history occurred Saturday on Interstate 75 south of Flint in the collision of a car and a station wagon Nine young people died in that smashup In addition in those counted among the weekend those injured and dying be- tween G p.m Friday and mid- night was at least one other traffic death Michael Traeger 20 of Northville died of in- juries suffered Sunday when ris motorcycle collided wilh an in Lapeer County's Ar- cadia Township Police said the car was out of control at the lime The three young women tims discovered today in the wreckage of their car off a counly road eight miles cast of were identified by State Police Jean Ellen Stray 24 the driver and ron Emery 21 of Newaygo and Karen Griffin 14 of Com- slock Park Those killed were riding in front seat Four in Ihc back scat suffered injuries Sheryl Brewer Id of ford initially knocked scious was identified as the young woman wbo managed to crawl back lo the road from which the car hnd swerved ing down an embankment and smashing into n before ending up in a ditch Besides Sheryl others injured included her sister Dawn 14 10 and Thomas Borsl 23 both of Grand Ids Out Of His Depth Acheson Attacks JFK Legend PRESIDENT KENNEDY Temperature The temperature of Lake Michigan at the shoreline is 61 degrees NEW YORK AP For- mer Secretory of Stale Dean Acheson says in an interview published in Life magazine that John F Kennedy was out of deplh in the presidency The Life article published Sunday is a partial text of an interview gave Ihc British Broadcasting Corp It has not been televised yet He did not have ness and he was out of his depth where he son said of the late president I hate to say this I know It's going he but his reputation Is greater h c c a u e of the tragedy of bis death it would have been if he had lived out two said Kennedy not scorn to me lo be in any sense a great man 1 did nol think be knew a great deal about any of the matters which it's desirable Hint a chief of slate or a president of Ibe United States should know about He was nol decisive THE When the neth Harris said there was H legend lhat he was u very decisive man indeed during the C u b u n missile crisis Acheson replied Well It is a legend it Is not Ibe fad The former secretary of stale w b o served under Harry S Truman lo Prance by Kennedy In keep President de Gaulle Informed about crisis now a Washington lawyer was also critical of the president's brother the Ialo Kennedy Ihen attorney general that had said a decision lo bomb Soviet missiles in Cuba would be a Pearl Harbor in Acheson Die opinion as high school thought This is nol really what was looking for in ship of my country al Ibis he declared DEAN ACHESON
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