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Winona Daily News (Newspaper) - June 9, 1966, Winona, Minnesota Clearing Tonight; Partly Cloudy, Warmer Friday TOMORROW SUN RISES SETS NEW MOON JUNE DAILY NEWS 111th of Publication WINONA, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, JUNE 1966 TEN CENTS PER COPY Alma Pounds Florida THE AFTERMATH A.tornado which swepta 15-mile path of destruction from southwest to northeast through Topeka, the. capital city of Kansas, left 12 dead, more than 400 injured, and homeless. This is 12 DEAD IN TOPEKA a main street near the downtown section of the city. The building right center has been roped off because its interior was destroyed and it is leaning, giving every indication that it might topple. (AP Photofax) Tornadoes Strike In Eastern Kansas TOPEKA, Tor- nadoes' battered widely scat- tered sections of eastern Kansas Wednesday night including the1 (tale's capital city where it gouged a 15-mile path of de- struction; The storms left at least is- dead, nearly 600 In- and damage in the mil- Tdpeki, tie state capital, was hardest hit, with 12 dead. An estimated 450 persons were treated for various injuries. At least 50 were hospitalized. Police and volunteer workers dug .through rubble throughout neWs Mound, a landmark ta the trtpped and section 6f AboBt tten "kwal into were left homeless, ulated residential area. It Sen State University, 60 miles west of Topeka, suffered heavy p'of- erty damage. About 65 persons were injured. Tornadoes also oe w caused damage at Wolcott, Jar- and moving ponderously next balo, Basebor and Lansing. hit near the statehouse on the Maj. Gen. Joe adjtj- of the downtown area tant general of the Kansas Na- knocking out windows in all the Honal Guard, said the funnel buildings and. blistering n. 4fta _.i.i.i.. _ appeared to bounce off Bur- Move fo Wreck NATO Averted BRUSSELS (AP) Western other U meobers of the North trul.... .1111 _ today still faced a fight for the preservation of the Atlantic alliance, after a NATO foreign ministers' conference that narrowly averted the wrecking of their defense sys- tem. The foreign ministers headed homeward with the basic differ- ences between France and the Texan Wins Spelling Bee WASHINGTON (AP) Rob- ert A. Wake, a crew-cut 13-year old from Clear Creek Junior High, Houston, Tex., won the 39th annual National Spelling Bee today, outclassing 70 other young champs from around the rope. Failure country. The runnerup was Beth Sher- till, 14, from Lucy, Tenn. In a tense windup, Beth suc- cumbed to an Indian chief a spelled it "sat- sachem. She chem." Freckles or Sunburn Comedienne Totie Fields' teen-age daughter left her a note: "I've gone to the beach to get freckles or a sunburn, whichever comes first" Sign on a church: "What On Earth Are You Doing, For Heaven's Relative humidity, ex- plains the Catholic Digest, is the extent to which your relatives are all wet If at first you don't succeed, just stick around and wait for advice from people who djdn't succeed the first time, either. (For, more laughs see Earl Wilson on Page 4.) Atlantic Treaty Organization still unsettled.. In three days of hectic diplo- macy they won only time and a framework within which to re- cover from the body blow of President Charles de Gaulle's decision to withdraw French forces from NATO's military setup. If they succeed, they can con- tinue a coherent Western policy toward the challenges posed by Soviet Communism and the great unsolved problems of Eu- could push France towafd a sort of neutralism, bringing in its trail divided loy- alties among the allies and the ultimate peril ot NATO crum- bling into ruins. U. S. Secretary of State Dean Rusk, recognizing that historic issues are at stake, was flying to Bonn and to London today, for a reappraisal of the situation with the leaders of America's two major allies in Europe, Chancellor Ludwig Erhard and Prime Minister Harold Wilson. French Foreign Minister Maurice Couve de Murville re- turned to Paris Wednesday night to report to De Gaulle. American sources reported Couve de Murville would visit Washington in September. The immediate focus of France's feud with the other U allies rests on the future of her troops in West Germany. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST WINONA AND VICINITY Clearing tonight, fair to partly- cloudy and warmer Friday. Low tonight In 40s, high Friday 75. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 69; minimum, 51; 61; precipitation, trace. "tensive damage buUdin8 on to The fnanel, laoded with drirt, the streets with rubble. It con- tinued moving northeastward, diagonally across the city, strik- ing an urban renewal section called Garden Park and slam- ming into the municipal air- port, damaging planes, the tow- er, terminal building, hangars and other facilities Gov. William Avery was at the scene of some of the worst damage soon after the tornado struck. He called out the Na- tional Guard and requested as- by Forbes Air Force Base. The heaviest damage ap- peared to be in a residential area in the southwest section of the city where an estimated 75 OlAl- gle dwellings, duplexes, and apartment buildings, were smashed. The top two floors of two three-story apartment buildings, the Embassy and the Huntington, were destroyed. K mlDOr Cuba H, damage to the roof of the capi- W dome. Windows in the buifd- ing were blown out and trees on ty plant, just south of the state- aged. 1 to 10-Foot Tides Feared; Wind 100 MPH ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. Hurricane Alma, leav- ing a trail of at least 39 dead behind, thundered toward an- other landfall in the Florida Panhandle today after clawing the length of the state's west coast. As the hurricane whirled up the Gulf nt Mexico just off- shore, heavy tides rolled across the beaches in the storm's wake, but did not reach the dangerous proportions that had been feared. At St. Petersburg, where Alma came closest to the main- land, water running three to five feet above normal inun- dated beach roads and closed roads and bridges connecting a chain of offshore resort islands. The predicted tides of 7 to 10 feet above normal would have wreaked havoc along .great stretches of gulf beaches. A curve to a northwest track apparently took Tallahassee, Florida's capital city of population, out of. range of Alma's strongest winds. The weather bureau'predict- ed that the hurricane would reach the area of.Apalachicola in a few hours and winds would HEADS NORTHWARD Hurricane Alma head- ed north northwest today to- ward Apalachee Bay in the Florida panhandle after striking the Tampa Bay area, a glancing, potent blow. Hurricane warnings were up from Tarpon Springs to Apalachicola. (AP Photofax Map) Apalachee At 9 at souineast i, nules W an hour< Two persons lay dead behind the storm in Florida, and in parly re- ported at least 7 were killed, 73 injured, and crops and peer- heavily damaged THrtv reported dead Alma left a 250-mile trail of e a 50-me trail of house grounds, badly dam- debris from Key West to Tarn- pa Bay. Looking for a Check the Classified Ads! TWENTY-TWO PAGES ROPE SHWG-. This is the swing hanging from a tree on the shore of Lake Winona opposite Olmstead Street from which two sisters feU Wednesday afternoon. The girls, Nancy and Marcy Lee, 10 and 8 years old, drowned after struggling for several minutes on the surface within 15 feet of shore. A young cousin who was with them was unable to help them. (Daily News photo) Meredith May Kosygin Wants Armed for To: Keep Russia Next March Ouf of Vfef Waf SENATOBIA, Miss. (AP) The James H. Meredith Missis- sippi march has ted to a related protest in Memphis. In New York, Meredith pledged to re- turn armed if necessary. Footsore after adding 6% miles to the 27 Meredith walked before he was shot, many of the Negroes staged another three- mile walk Wednesday night from.a Memphis church'to tfe hospital where Meredith was treated. They .daimed Bowld Hospital mistreated the 33-year- old: law student in bis two-day stay there. On returning home, Meredlti told "I will be armed when I re- turn unless I have positive as- surances that arms are not needed. 'I believe in law and order, but if the whites continue to kill Negroes, then the Negroes will have to join together to resist this slaughter." Meredith said he stm Is weak from loss of blood and that he has been ordered by his doctor to rest for a week before return- ing to the South. The three civil rights leaden who headed the line of march- ers do joined Beach. A possibility of torna- by a fourth today, does existed in north Florida J.James Farmer, former and south Georgia. director of the Congress of Ra- _- 1JX aal Equality, says he will join King Jr., St Student Nonvi- i4ic VJtUUCUl olent Coordinating Committee. U.S. government because "they been and show signs of further had prepared recommendations deterioration. Evidently the as to where and how the war Soviet Communists expect little should be started, but had not of benefit to themselves to come recommended how to get out of ou' a current widespread par- it-" ty purge inside Red China. Andersen's Name To Be Given to GOP Convention MINNEAPOLIS Placing the name of former he saw, "I, precisely the question which now worries the most sober-minded leaders of the United States." The Kosygin Implication Is that sober-minded leaders in the United States now are hopeless- ly entangled and in reality are looking for a way out of the Viet Nam war. He then went on to say that understanding of this was of great importance in as- sessing the world situation. This suggests that Russia Is willing at this time to wait and watch. Most of Kosygin's speech and Stokely had to do with domestic affairs H _f It. ellnvt.mt t t snortages of some food and light industry items and plans to director'n7 overcomf. Problems in the SllLrf y dtCanm- fto-year Mean Cnaei flpans tna .xtnHanf it.- n.. SoViet Union is in his words, giving the Nam Bomber Crash Investigated EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. A 30-man END OF THE LINE FOR HUGE BOM- BER This was the on the South- ern California desert near Barstow, Calif Wednesday after a giant XB70A research bomber and a chase plane from Edwards Air Force Base collided. Famed X15 pilot Joseph A. Walker, flying a F104 chase plane, and Maj, Carl Cross, copilot of the XB70A, were killed. Al White, pilot of the huge plane, was hospitalized. (AP Photofax) detailed collision board is beginning t investigation into the between the giant XB70A re- search bomber and an F104 jet chase plane which killed rec- ord-holding X15 pilot Joseph A Walker and the bomber's co- pilot. THE XBTA's pilot, Al 1, ejected in a capsule seat Wednesday, suffering only bruises and shock. Also killed was Maj. Carl Cross, White's whose e body was recovered from his n P1 casule e 8' 'h .u capsule ejection seat near the 8' 'h? time of th wreckaee of thp homhor others would avoid a parhamen wreckaee of thp ThTlir Lrrl Won-.-- u aon ir n chase plane (Mates. hit the two tall verbcle sta- omzers on the triangular tail- crashed near Barstow, Calif., 45 miles east of the base 8tS P'0m- Communists whatever aid 'necessary." Significantly, this dlscnsslon of Viet Nam immediately an appeal to .the rest By WILLIAM L. RYAN AP Special: Correspondent Premier Alexei Kosygin has told the Soviet people and the Communist world, k effect, that the U.S.S.R. will avoid becom- min ing any more deeply involved in and to present a united front to Viet Nam than It is at present. He counseled ;ttat patience will pay dividends in the long run. Wiii CJUS3 speech to Moscow ranks with Soviet. Communists. Wednesday, the Soviet govern- The phraseology indicates Kosy- ment chief offered this assess- no means thinks that ment of Viet Nam- K near future. Administration advisers In tween Peking and Moscow are the rest of the world. Girls Drop Into Water From Swing Two sisters drowned day afternoon In Lake Winona opposite Olmstead Street when they fell off a rope swing into water over their heads. Nancy, 10, and Marcy, f, daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Dar- ol E. Lee, 722 Wilson St., died about p.m. within 20 feet of their horrified cousin who was unable to help them. MARY MEIER, daughter ol Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Meier, 409 W. Broadway, had gone to Lake Park to play with her cousins. She said that Marcy Lee had swung out on a rope suspended from a tree at the water's edge about p.m. and had trouble getting back. Nancy Lee reached for her sister from shore, but both then lost their grip on the rope and fell into the deep water. Nancy could swim; but Marcy could not, according to their cousin. Roxanne Malay, daughter ol Mr. and Mrs. Eugene B. Malay. 462 W. 5th St., was fishing near- by with her brother. On hear- ing the screams of the Lee sis- ters, who were struggling in the water, the Malay children ran to the Lee house nearly three blocks away. MR. AND MRS, Lee ran to the' scene to find that their daughters had -gone under. Mary Meier had gone into the water in a fruitless effort to Is help her cousins. The Lees began an equally ruitless effort to locate the bod- es of their daughters underwa- Meanwhile, the Malay girl olice and fin .er excitement, she -J the police where the Lee girls had gone down. t Andersen ln nomination for the gubernatorial endorsement of the state GOP convention became a virtual certainty today. Twenty Republican delegates or alternates to the June 23-25 convention in Minneapolis said they will nominate Andersen and the former governor today gave his approval. The Intent of the 20, Including many GOP leaders with long records of party activity, was disclosed Wednesday in letters to all convention delegates The signers represent all con gressional districts except the second, in southwestern Minne- sota. "I understand the problem that could develop under the customary convention Andersen said, "and therefore have no objection to my name placed in nomination." Andersen said he has stndled the and 't this mornin8 first time with some of the first signers. w tary snarl if there is a deadlock u among the three announced can- Andersen, who served a r o revve wing of the XB7A at an alti- years as governor before his nar- the girls, but with no success tude of feet. Both planes defeat in 1962 by Democrat- Dr. John A. Tweedy acting ra again h.. i onX e "g GOP convention deadlocks. endorsement are Harold Vander' Southst Le- Nancy Jeanne Lee 2 p.m. and began a i the lake. Marty's body was located by r" crew about p.m., and Nancy's body was brought to the surface 10 minutes later by the fire de- partment dragging crew. The girls had gone down within 10 feet of Marsha Jane Lee sub- "When the nominations close body was found near they cannot be reopened without rZged park oench ClTcrmnciAw fit 4hrt Jt mi" The bodies were about 20 feet from shore in 15 to 20 feet of of the water. AMBULANCE and lire de- partment crews using oxygen packs and artificial respiration techniques worked with Mr. Lee two for nearly half an hour to revive acg Fanner Laborite Karl coroner, arrived at the scene Rolvaag, has said he would con- shortly after 3 p.m and pro- the nounced the girls dead. The dead girls' father is s. grs aer s a Announced candidates for the clerk at the Winona Post Offire Sylvan M. Thid and Glenn M Morgan of the police depart- ?e 3, Col. 6)
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