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Kokomo Tribune (Newspaper) - July 5, 1994, Kokomo, Indiana Vol 143 No 295 Kokofno Ind infi KOKOMO RIBUNE Tuesday July 50 cents Vern Moorman and Jim Lindahl from Boone Iowa travel north on Home Avenue in a 1902 HaynesApperson Runabout as part of the parade of 90 cars that participated in Mondays reenactment of Elwood Haynes first test drive of the Haynes Pioneer Tribune photos by Tim Bath Kokomo rolls into history Good turnout for reenactment By LISA FIPPS Tribune staff writer Thousands had a blast July 4 watching the reenactment of Elwood Haynes 1894 test drive of what the inventor claimed was the first horseless carriage built in America down Pumpkinvine Pike Organizers did not have a way to tally the number of spectators Patrons gathered at the Haynes Museum the starting and stop ping point for a procession of antique autos assembled to com memorate the centennial Specta tors filled parking lots and lined the streets along the procession route And a crowd converged at the intersection of modernday Goyer Road and East Boulevard the spot where Haynes began his historic voyage We didnt have any inkling it would be this good of a Dave Griffey said Griffey Howard County commissioner and a member of the Pioneer Auto Club helped coordinate the reenactment of Haynes test drive He owns and drove a 1923 Hayries in the procession It was one of 90 autos in the parade Spectators began gathering more than an hour before the procession started trying to get a choice spot to park and witness the reenactment They sat in lawn chairs and on the beds of pickup trucks spread blankets on the grass and stood in the humid heat to watch the vehicles parade by At 10 the vintage vehicles began their nearly 30minute journey to Foursquare Gospel Churcns parking lot at Goyer Road and East Boulevard A monument at the church marks the road then called Pumpkin vine Pike and starting point of Haynes historic voyage Tlie first vehicle to arrive at the church parking lot was a 1902 Haynes owned by Glen Rohde of Echo Ore The car was chosen to be the reenactment auto Just as Haynes 1894 auto called the Pioneer it was pulled by a horse to the Goyer Road and East Boulevard In 1894 Haynes vehicle was pulled by horse to the location and then journeyed on country roads reaching a top speed of 7 mph Rohde said that as they trav eled to the lot he was probably thinking exactly what Haynes thought 100 years earlier Is the thing going to run as planned Rohde chuckled and said he had a little difficulty starting the vehicle at first because he Had forgotten to hook up the battery Continued on Page The hood ornament on Dave Griffeys 1923 Haynes remains a symbol of the high quality of craftsmanship built into the automobiles Crash survivor critical stable 37 died aboard US Air DC9 By Kokomo Tribune staff and The Associated Press A Kokomo man remained in critical but stable condition today in a North Carolina hospital after suffering second degree burns in a weekend plane crash Richard Morgan 35 was one of the passengers on USAir Flight 1016 when it crashed Saturday night in Charlotte The DC9 telephones and trees broke apart after an aborted landing attempt in a thun derstorm It was the first a major carrier in two years Thirty seven of the 57 people on board were killed Morgan was taken to the Carolinas Medical Center where spokeswoman Sharon Vaughn said he remained in critical but stable condition Hes doing said Butch Whitacre a Kokomo friend who has been in personal contact with Morgans exwife He recognizes family but he cant talk Hes pret ty much sedated she tells me and it looks like hes going to make Morgans brotnerirkjaw Tony Harner of Kokomo that Mor gan suffered burns on his face hands arms in addition to cuts hiS forehead and leg He didnt have any bro ken bones or internal injuries Harner said Ir addition hospital officials suf feFed injuries from the fumes and ing from the crash vl Morgan had driven to last week With a friend who was moving He Iwas flying from Columbia back to liidiana when the crash occurred Originally from gan has lived in Kokomo fabout seven years He left KokomqiSani tary Pottery earlier this year after seven years of employment He is 3 1975 graduate of Frankfort High School 1 jjUSAir has flown etits brother sister eXwifegue afid his two children Laura 8 arid Richie 6 down to Charlotte to be with him Harner Inside todays Tribune Business The Key Business Indicators feature is expanded to include Kokomo industrial electricity sales and more detailed manu facturing activity in Kokomo such as weekly wages and hours Page A5 Style Statistics on smoking provid ed Page Bl Sports The run for the World Cup trophy ends with a 10 loss to Brazil Page A7 Also inside Business Classified Dr Local News of tNtlM Exodus to death Haitians drown in frenzied rush to flee from homeland ST MARC Haiti AP Up to 150 Haitians may have drowned when an overcrowded boat cap sized and spilled 200 refugees try ing to flee to America survivors and witnesses said The accident off Haitis west coast Monday was the second refugee disaster at sea since a lib eralized immigration policy took effect June 16 At least 30 refugees died June 23 when a boat listed and threw them into the sea off Haitis south coast A surge in refugees that critics say was triggered by the policy change turned into a tidal wave Monday with the Coast Guard intercepting Haitians in 70 boats doubling the previous singleday high set in May 1992 Not only nave we broken our record we broke our record big Coast Guard spokes woman Toni LongGay said Coast Guard boats have inter cepted about Haitians in the past 11 days and more than since the military over threw elected president Jean Bertrand Aristide in September 1991 Panamas government agreed Monday to accept up to Haitians But that would help for only several days if the exodus continues at its current pace The Haitians are fleeing rising poverty and political persecution Up to political killings have occurred since Aristide was deposed A human rights mission says 30 political killings occurred in June President Clintons new policy permits boat people to appeal for political asylum It followed inten sified economic sanctions imposed on Haiti Clinton has not ruled out a mili tary invasion to topple Haitis mil itary leaders and restore Aristide to power A senior govern ment official said today that a fourship amphibious assault group carrying Marines would sail for the Haiti region Wednesday The official who spoke on condition of anonymity said the force would1 assist any evacuation of citizens or offi cials from the Caribbean nation An amphibious assault ship with 650 Marines already is off Haiti for training exercises and eight other Navy warships are helping enforce a trade embargo on Haiti Survivors blamed crowding for Mondays accident saying the boat swung left then violently right as it overturned Passengers including numer ous women and children had been ferried to the vessel by row boat There were just too many peo Cle on the boat They were fight ig to get on board said Daniel St Silus whose father paid 500 gourdes the equivalent of about two weeks pay to get him aboard St Silus 19 said he reached underwater and saved his 17 yearold sjster Guerda Like many Haitians Guerda cannot swim Indianapolis man drowns at Morse Park Beach NOBLESVILLE Ind AP A 24yearold Indianapolis man try ing to retrieve a ball from the water drowned Monday after noon police said Toan Ngoc Huynh was at Morse Park Beach with his family when he went into the water about 4 after a Noblesville police said Nearby and life guards tried unsuccessfully to find him when he went under water and didnt come up accord ing to a press release Rescue workers were able to locate Huynh and he was flown to Methodist Hospital in Indianapo lis where he was declared dead Police said they didnt know how deep the water was or if alco hol was a factor No one ejse was in the water with Huynh Police said they didnt suspect foul play Cant be late Aubrey Vazquez 5 Tiffany Rody 7 Judy Mock and N Joyce Brown grab props and head for dress rehearsal Sunday for On the Banks of the A 200member cast opens the show tonight that will run evenings at through Saturday at Kautz Field Photo by Brian Reynolds
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