Benton Harbor News Palladium, July 19, 1971

Benton Harbor News Palladium

July 19, 1971

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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 EENTON 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. noon: 12 n...............80 6 p. m............72 9 p. m............S7 12 in. 62 3 a. m. 6 a. m. fl a. m. 12 n..... High, 80, at noon low, 53 at 8 a.m. Sun Shines Elsewhere Twin Cities Get Soaked While most of Berrien coun- ty was sunny and bright early this morning, Twin Cities residents awoke to a cloud- 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 pecialtimes Manu- facturing 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 water-logged brakes, the sun shone brightly at Buchanan and most other regions, ac- cording to the Berrien counly road commission. Coloma anil Walervliel got in on Ihe FORDING THE FLOOD: A truck makes waves this morning as it crosses a Hooded section oi; Graham avenue in front of Superior Steel Cast- ings Harbor. It was reported- that water in that area rose nearly as high as the floorboards of passenger cars. The flood followed a mid-morning cloudburst that arrived just as many office and factory workers wore on the way to their jobs. (Staff photo) Wrong-Way Driver Young Man' GRAND BLANC, Mich. (AP) Friends described Harry Rutherford as a sensible young man and a careful driver. Nine Troy area teen-agers HARRY RUTHERFORD Wrong-way driver were called part of -'one big happy family" of youths. Early Saturday morning Rutherford's car and a station wagon carrying the youths mot on the rain-slocked southgound lane of Interstate 75 in Genesee County's Grand Blanc Town- shiv in what slate police de- scribed as the most deadly two- car collision in Michigan his- 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 resi- dence on Dixie Highway and, at an expressway intercange a half-mile down the road, mis- takenly entered southbound 1-75 headed the wrong way. Two miles down the road, aft- er forcing at least one car lo veer off the road lo avoid hit- 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 Ihe 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 trav- 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 ei- Iher of the two were under (he nflucncc of drugs or alcohol. The single survivor of the crash, Kenneth Kochlcr, 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 llotton 19, Kcnnclh Slclof; Jr., 21, Wil iam Nance, 10, Gary Wich Lman, 20, Louis M. Beall Jr. 21, and David Klcpctsanis, 18 nil of Troy. Three Young Women Found Dead In Wreck INDEX SECTION ONI; Edilorinls ...............Page Twin Cities News .......''age Women's Seclion Pages 4, 5, Ann Landers Page Obituaries SECTION TWO Area Iliglilighls ........Page 1 Sporls Pages 14, 15, 10, 1 Comics, TV, Radio Page Z Markets :...........Page 2 Weather Forecasl Page i Classified Ads Pages 23, 24, 2 deluge too, as Ihe rain squall apparently zeroed in on north Berrien County. St. Joseph residents en- countered up to a fool of water across the bottom of Ihe 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 seclions 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 a.m. Water ran off vapidly after the rain ciulcil. Possible thunderstorms had been predicted Sunday night in the Twin Cities area. Skies became overcast Sunday night, but nothing -happened as winds died down. The cloudburst bit suddenly short- ly before 6 a.m. and continued at an intense pace until almost At Ross field airport, near- 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 Norlb 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 re-affirmation of proposals made in and July 8, by South Vietnam, the renew- al of the bid took on new signifi- cance in light of other moves aimed at a peaceful settlement. These include a new seven- point peace package pul forth by Ihc Viet Cong at Ibe Paris peace lalks 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. Embas- sy spokesman floy W. Johnson was asked if Ihe 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 rcaffirmation of statement made in I9fi3. IL if also a reaffirmation of twt poinls of the five-point proposa made July 8 in Paris. We see nothing new in it." There was no immediate com menl from Hie Stale Deparl menl in Washington. However (See back page, sec. I, ml. T) ADVANTAGE OF SANDALS: Miss IJeth Archer of 1207 Mohiiwk 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- nuses possibly ranging over for re-enlistment in (lie National Guard or Reserve. Guard sources said Asst. Sec- retary of Defense Kogci1 T. Kel- ley arranged for a secret ses- sion with a House Armed 'Serv- ices subcommittee lo discuss formal proposals that may be included in Ihe nexl defense budget in January. INCENTIVE PACKAGE Pentagon officials refused lo provide details. But it is known both enlistment and re-enlisl men) bonuses are included in an "incentive package" designed lo m.'iinlain Ihe sireiiiflh of Ihe Guard and Reserve as drafl calls go down. Tbe proposal is said lo involve enlistment after Ibe draft more than S500 and rc-eniisl- vnenl bonuses averaging more than Amounts would depend (m Ibe length of bitch and, in Ihe case of re-enlistment bonus, on a man's military skill as well. The top bonus would lotiil more than for a six-year re-enlislment 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- servists in GI mortgage insur- ance coverage now available to regular service veterans. Secretary Defense Mclvin It, Laird has promoted the Guard and Reserve in impor- tance as be has moved to cut the size of the regular Army, Navy Marine Corps and Air Force. In fulure crises, Laird lias di- rected, Hie military establish- ment will call the Guard and Reserve to active duly firsl, rather lhan relying on Ihe draft lo meet emergency manpower needs as was done in Ihe Viet- Yields To Temptation WIMliLKDON, England (AP) A (iO-year-oliI Mctliorlisl min- ister was fined today for pulling his band on the bollom of a miniskirlcd spccliilor dur- ing the recent Wimbledon tennis tournament The Rev. Arthur ttanks admit- ted Ihe offense which hi.s coun- sel described as "a sudden im- pulse which he yielded lo." He was found guilty of in.sulling be- Ib.'i vior. nain war. Hut Pentagon officials ac- knowledge it will be difficult lo keep Ihe ranks of Ihe Guard and Reserve filled in peacetime without Hie pressure of the di'afl. One National (iuard authority lias said "75 per ccnl of our guys [ire in because of the draft1 "We're already getting word from Ihe states of a falloff1 of interest in Guard enlistments'. in just a few weeks since Ihe- draft law died." HACKLOG DROPS The backlog of men wailing io gel into I be Guard dropped from Ihc end of ISI60 lo last March. The Selective Service Act ex- pired on June but both limiscs have voted for a two- year extension. Final passage is hung up temporarily in a Sen- ale-House conference commit- 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 silua- lion." lly (hen, Ihc Nixon ad- rninlslralion's promised mid- for achieving an all- volunlecr regular force will be jnsl over tbe horizon. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Discovery today of three young women dead in a road- side ditch lifted to 24 the num- ber known to have perished over the weekend on Michigan highways and streets. The tragedy in which the three young women died hap- pened at p.m., but wasn't discovered until more than five hours er a 16-year-old girl crawled, despite broken ankles, to n road and flagged a passing mo- torist. What State Police described as the worst-two car death toll in Michigan history occurred Saturday on Interstate 75 south of. Flint in the collision of. a wrong-way 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 loday of in- juries suffered Sunday when ris motorcycle collided wilh an au- tomobile in Lapeer County's Ar- cadia Township. Police said the car was out of control at the lime. The three young women vic- tims discovered today in the wreckage of their car off a counly road eight miles cast of Nowaygo were identified by State Police as: Jean Ellen Stray, 24, the driver, and Sha- ron Emery, 21, of Newaygo, and Karen Griffin, 14, of Com- slock Park. Those killed were riding in Ihe front seat. Four in Ihc back scat suffered injuries. Sheryl Brewer, Id, of Rock- ford, initially knocked uncon- scious was identified as the young woman wbo managed to crawl back lo the road from which the car hnd swerved go- ing down an embankment and smashing into n Ircc before ending up in a ditch. Besides Sheryl, others injured included her sister, Dawn, 14; Mlckie liorello, 10, and Thomas Borsl. 23, both of Grand Hap- 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 hi.s deplh" in the presidency. The Life article, published Sunday, is a partial text of an interview Achcson gave Ihc. British Broadcasting Corp. It has not been televised yet. "He did not have incisive- ness and he was out of his depth where he Ache- son said of the late president, "I hate to say this necause I know It's going he misun- derstood, 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 lerms." Achcson said Kennedy "difl 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 FACT1 When the Inlcrvlewcr, Ken- 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, wns scnl lo Prance by Kennedy In keep President rhnrlcs de Gaulle Informed about Ihe crisis. Achrson, now a Washington lawyer, was also critical of the president's brother, the Ialo Itobcrt Kennedy, Ihen attorney general. that llobcil Ken- nedy had said a decision lo bomb Soviet missiles in Cuba would be a "Pearl Harbor in Acheson character- ixcil Die opinion as "high school thought." "This is nol really what was looking for in Ihe leader- ship of my country al Ibis he declared. DEAN ACHESON ;