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Daily Sitka Sentinel (Newspaper) - November 10, 1965, Sitka, Alaska Member of the Associated VOLUME XXVI Sitka Alaska 15c a Copy Wednesday, November 10, NUMBER 219 Transportation still crippled Power back on in New York after terror-fraught night 9- By ARTHUR EVERETT An aura of momentary panic, NEW YORK (API quickly dispelled, trolled through coursed anew New the city like an. evil.fog as the' York today after a terror- lights went out at p.m. fraught niglit of stygian Hack-. Tuesday. out, brought on by a massive .It crept into skyscraper eleva- electrical failure that paralyzed tors, where hundreds were tile city. Lights came back on transportation remained fcadly- crippled. The restoration of electricity to the city's millions, eased an emergency unmatched in scope 'outside a or disaster area. trapped in more than 200 cars, some for-hours. Doors had to be pied open to free some passen- gers. It swept through subway tun- .riels where hundreds of thou- sands stood and sat intermina- iBul'commuter train schedules bly, waiting fiir rescue. One rwere on a skeleton basis. Sub- Iway service was extremely spotty, as power was painslak- fed into one section at a time 236 .miles of track, to. .prevent overloading. 'Public arid parochial schools 'were open for more than a mil- 4ion pupils, but thousands who public transportation were advised to stay home. Hospitals treated scores of persons for bone breaks sus- tained in falls, for heart attacks and for. traffic injuries'. But miraculously .no deaths were reported and the first rosy glow of dawn failed to reveal the mis- ery and tragedy that it was feared the blackness of night was concealing. Besides 'lights, w a t cr and steam heat were restored to' hundreds of apartment dwell- ings where pumps had failed for lack of electricity. Uncounted' thousands were stranded overnight away from .home. Many enjoyed the rela- 'live .comfort, of hotels..Others :do -for- slctp. on the cold rail terminals. Food and -blankets were sent into subways where at least elected to .remain the night rather than attempt emergency escape through the inky tunnels. began returning to some outlying sections of the city before midnight. Bui it was not until a.m. EST that 10 hours of almost total blackout was lifted from midtown Man- hattan, a world center of wealth, -and corporate.influence. The potential fc-r peril was .greater than in any similar set of circumstances ever to con- front New York dwarfing in- describably a 1981 power black- out that covered five square miles of Manhattan. .At one point during a dire au- tumn night of cold anil confu-> sion, one of the few' spols ol Jight In the entire metropolis emanated from the. upthrust torch of the St-alue of Liberty, the'city's" historic h'arbor. bea- con. officials reported only scattered instances'of looting a.rrests were made. ..'Robert F. Wagner de- clared: "All -New'York should .proud of the'-way everyone ihss; cooperated and helped. I'm proud of.the people in this city." woman reportedly suffered a in one stranded train. It swirled above the city's busy airports, where humans flrode aloft in planes that had .nowhere to land when they ar- rived. Passengers reporled an eerie view of the blacked-out city beneath them. And the panic flickered in the violent wards of city hospitals, :when? the mentally''disturbed .'were uncomprehendingly fright- ened. Elsewhere in .these insti- tutions, babies were born and operations performed emergency conditions. "Now 1 know how the blind- people remarked a wom- an social worker stranded in a sutrtvay train. -And indeed, it was a city whore for hour after hour only the blind moved with any real sense of As the long night wore on, igiddy, gaudy, incandescent New iYork, city of a million bright lights, found itself lit by the. cold rays of a full moon, beam-', ing darkened acres of iwea tfin'dmgV" aria" nearly deserted .streets. 'For hours the city's only link the outside world was by telephone and battery-powered radios. Separate generators kept telephone service going. 'Five thousand off-duty police- were called in. A- mtin National Guard force was (continued on page six) Memorial hit by vandals Runny- mcde memorial to President F. Kennedy, dedicated last ;May by Queen Elizabeth 11 and Kennedy, has become a target cf vandals. 'M.-J. Rogers, area agent for tha National Trust, confirmed that hooligans have scratched names and initials on the stone daubed it with mud and -paint: 'The seven ton rectangular stone rests in an acre gken to the United States. Nearby, King John seven .centuries ago was .forced to grant the Ma gnu Car- la, one of the- foundations of Western "liberties. After an electrical disturbance Electricity went wrong way causing power blackout ADDITION TO SOVIET1 ROCKET Intercontinental rocket using solid-fuel rolls through Moscow's Red Square in parade mark- ing 48th anniversary of Ihe Bolshevik revolution.' Its mobility and solid fuel, Soviet officials say, would make it easy to hide and fire. Rocket is mounted on tank-tracked vehicle. Tass, Soviet agency, prbvidel the picture. (AP Wirephoto) First life sentence 70 killed, 237 wounded U.S. Viet Nam casualties er in e thai government Red Texas Tech to send cards to Viet Nam OUUBBOOK, Tex. dents a', men's dormitory No. 0, housing 535 Texas Tech stu- dents, voted Tuesday to send Christmas cards to U.S. fighting men in Viet Na.m. "'Because of (he-cards will read, "Americans breathe a little a' little sounder and walk a little taller. Merry Christmas -and thanks." By PETER ARNETT SAIGON, South Viet -Nam a buffet supper gjven -by Holly- wood publicist Rupert Allen and Gen. Frank McCarthy, a film executive who vwas World War ff aide to Ocn. George C. (Marshall. The guest list included Danny Kayo, Stove .McQueen, Rock Hudson, Natalie .Wood, Jean Hall. I sold too soon -NEW YORK (AP) In the midst of the cilywide blackout, a familiar wail rose from one Wall Streeler: "I sold too soon." Explained an unidenlified staff member of the New York Stock Exchange: "1 sold 37 box- es of Girl Scout cookies for my daughter around the exchange; brought them in this morning." price was 50 cents a should have held on to those cookies. I could gel S3 a box tonight. .It's Ihe old stony... sold loo soon." Seberg and her husband and Sharman Douglas, the princess' girlhood friend and guide for the (U.S. tour. four-day stay in Tucson is billed as absolutely private. The Snowdons will -be guests of Sharman's" parents, former Am- to Great Britain Lewis nnd his wife on their ranch. The Snowdons showed modern royalty's interest in [he space age when they stretched their visit to the California Institute of Jet Propulsion winch has built such spacecraft as the Ranger, the .Mariner and the upcoming Surveyor. Tuesday evening power was moving into Ontario through Xi- agarai Falls from Upstate New .York when something happened in a high-voltage line south of Niagara Falls, Then, Ontario hydro officials said, "a surge of electricity" sent power flowing into the sys- tem at Cornwall, the opposite direction to the normal flow at that hour. Unchecked, this could have "caused enor- mous damage to distribution equipment. Technicians at the -Rich-view control center in -suburban To- ronto spoiled the reversal and pulled switches that isolated southern and eastern Ontario from the interlocking grid. Thai's when the power was cut off from various centers in" Ontario. The blackout lasted from five minutes to two hours in some places because it takes time [or generating uniis that are in reserve to build up to the piwer demand. The surge of power from New York entered the Canadian sys- tem at Cornwall through an in- terconnection, flashed across Ihe southern Ontario nelwark and back into New York through an interconnection at Niagara ;Falls, officials said. Ontario was ed from the1 grid, steam-pow- o. cd generating systems 'Foroni3 and -Windsor, Out., were pill into operation to pro- duce needed power. Ironically, the interlocking grid designed to assure a supply of eleclricily in an emer- helped spread the black- out a huge area, including all of New York City. About one-fifth oi the U.S. population affected. The blackout spread could not have occurred 20 years ago when power lines were not so united. The lines today are joined as tightly as telephone lines. In New York a spokesman for -Consolidated Edison Corp., saiJ New York City might have been spared if Shat utility could vol- untarily have released itself im- from the interconnec- tion. .The blackout result was, by standards, Ihe greatest technological breakdown o f mcdern Urn as. The interconnected system is the epitome of sophisticated .-technology. 11 operates almost automaticsJly. Because its parts, were so united, they dropped air together. Like a tree felled by an ax. This systc-m is. part of a na- tionwide power grid in which 37 per cent of [he electric indus- try's generating capacity is joined in five large networks. The U.S. government, mindful that the elcctricily needs have doubled every 10 years for the past 80 years, has encouraged and prodded utili- ties to intertie in this manner. Today government arid utility engineers in Canada aiid the United States are trying to find out how to keep the system from fa-ing again and spread- ing chaos. Low bid May be well in two weeks Ike has mild attack of angina pectoris Burma floods kill 34 I IHAXGOON, Burma (AP) Floods in northern Burma have killed 34 persons and driven 000 from Ihetr homes, press rc- said today. The Guardian said the Yame- thin District, 350 miles norlh of 'Rangoon, was hil hardest. Wilh -acres of rice (looH- cd, property damage was esti- mated at'more than million. Vn. The University of Vir- will ils new Si- million basketball arena and concert hall Nov. 21. The new facility is named University FT. CORDON, Ga. (AP) Former President Dwight D.. Ki- sc-ntnwer's doctors reported to-' day he has had a mild attack of angina pectoris, or coronary insufficiency. They said he might be well again in two weeks. While the condition that put the five-star general back in the hospital at age 75 was relat- ed to a severe heart atlack in 1955, the doctors said that this time it was not a heart attack in the same sense Later in the xhe doctors said Eisenhower wiil be fbwn from here to Washington Fri.lay to spend the t'wo weeks cf con- at Walter Reed Army Hospital. The two weeks date from frbc-.il midnight Mon- day when he the hospi- tal hrve. Eisenhower will fly to Wash- inglon on a military plane from Augusta Municipal Airport, land at Andrews Air Force Base out- side Washington, and la.kc a helicopter to Waller Reed. "He will be ambulatory dur- ing Iho the Ft. Gordon press information officer, Capt. Wallace Hitchcock, told a news- -man.' .Mrs. Eisenhower will go to Washington by train, leaving Augusta. Friday afterucon. The doctors emphasized that the current illness is net a heart attack as the term wa sapplied in the case. Their patient was removed an oxygen ten! this morn- ing and bid he could sit up dur- ing the day. There has been no more chest pain or discomfort since the original atlack tha-t s I r u c k around midnight Monday. Another way of pulling what has happened ID the fccmcr president, the team of physi- cians agreed, is hardening of the arteries which shut off some of trie blood from the heart. Six doctors were present at a for newsmen at Ft. Gar- don Hcspitnl. Tiie chief spadesmen were Dr. T.iomas Matlingly. who attended Eisen- hower during his heart attack at D.-nver 10 years ago. and Dr. Hs.r-ry Harper, Augusta, Ga., heart specialisl. 'Before the diagnosis was re- yorled Eiscnho.vor had tionr.d his doctors about his hlood pressure. They assured him it was stable at 113. JUNEAU Ma- rine Construction Co. of Seattle submitted a low bid of today for construction of pha.se 11 at the Douglas small boat harbor. The work involves installation of JH linear feet uf piling, floats a grid srll members. The slate estimate on Ihe job was The only other bid received was an offer of from Cole and Paddock of Juneau. ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) _ The Stale Tax Department says it has distributed to cities, counties and other gov- ernmental unils that levy' a lo- cal sales or use The stale collects the tax for them along with its own 2 per cent levy and turns back the local share. Tnb latest payment represents collections for Octo- ber. WEATHER- In SITKA Marine forecast from Wcdncs (lay lo Thursday. Outside waters Dixon Entrance to Cape Spencer cs-st to south- east winds to to 20 knots today gradually increasing to 20 to 30 (onio-fit. Generally! fair' today th.-u Thursday. A litlle co'ldor tonight.
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