Winona Daily News, May 16, 1968

Winona Daily News

May 16, 1968

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Winona Daily News (Newspaper) - May 16, 1968, Winona, Minnesota Cloudy ?nd Cool Tonight; Partial Clearing Friday WINONA DAILY NEWS TOMORROW SUN RISES SETS NEW MOON MAY 27 W1HONA, MINNESOTA S5W. THURSDAY, MAY H, 1961 TEN CENTS PER COPY Slash Mid Velvet Portieres Classified Section 2 SECTIONS 28 PAGES Death Toll Hits 70 14 Dead, Hundreds Injured in Iowa CHARLES CITY, Iowa (AP) Separate far- nadoes tore devastating paths through two north- east Wednesday, leaving- more than a dozen persons dead, hundreds injured and mil- lions of dollars In destruction. There were fears the death toll ol 14 would rise as rescue workers combed the debris in Charles City and Oelwein, 50 miles away. Both cities caught the brunt of the deadly twisters. The funnel roared through the center of the downtown Charles City, population shortly after 4 p.m. Sheriff L, L. Lane said there were 11 con- firmed deaths and "a very strong possibility that we nave many more persons burled." Gary Mossman, working in office building, said there was tremendous roar and a great vacuum. It almost looked like two funnels. "It, jumped over our hospital, by the grace of Cod, stepped down again and started walking a palh right through he said. About an hour later, Oelwein, population 8 282 was struck by i twister that moved in from the south edge of the city and blasted path through the business section. The Highway Patrol said at least two per- sons were killed and one was missing, and a child was reported killed just north of the city. Dean Meyer, an engineer with radio station KUkL, was broadcasting a tornado warning when the funnel struck. "God help cried Meyer as the station tower came crashing down He was not injured. In Charles City, most buildings in an eight- 10VVA DESTRUCTION Charles City and Oel- wein, in northeast Iowa, were hit by tornadoes late Wednesday afternoon, The twisters left 14 dead, hundreds injured and damage estimated'at'millions of dollars. In the photo at left, the destruction wrought by the tornadoes is evident in the downtown section of Oelwein, where three were killed and 50 injured. tornado cut through the center of town before moving through a residential area. At right, downtown Charles City is littered with debris after a twister smashed through an eight-block area. Charles City police had confirmed 11 dead and. feared the toll would go higher as searchers worked through the piles of Photofax) Force May Be Next Proposal PARIS (AP) _ Despite dead- lock in the U.S.-Norlh Viet- namese talks about an end to the bombing of North Vietnam, the United States is working on support any Viet- nam ..settlement with a peace- keeping system run by neutral Asian nations. Diplomatic officials, reporting this today, said the idea is to provide more effective supervi- sion than has been provided by the powerless Indochina Control Commission made up of India, Poland and Canada. If the exchanges between Am- bassador W. Averell Harriman and Minister of Slate Xuan Thuy bear fruit, the Americans would like to see the machinery police any peace arrange- ments in the hands of such neu- tra! Asian states as Burma, In- dia arid Indonesia. Harriman signaled American thinking on the subject in pre- senting his government's first policy statement in the peace talks. He said any new agree- ment would need international supervision but on a stronger, wider basis that the Commu- njst-Western-neulral commis- sion set up by the 1954 Geneva accords that ended France's war in Indochina. "Experience has demonstrat- ed the of the exist- ing said Harri- man. "We believe one of our major tasks will be to devise more effective ways of supervis- ing any agreement and insuring the fair and equitable investiga- tion of complaints." He added that "Ihc nalions of Asia, with their crucial interests in Ihe stability area." should be "associated with the monitoring" of any agreements reached. On the face of it, (his would seem to offer Communist China a part in the policing job. But pollution. the diplomatic sources stressed "There's wvu that the Americans have no Mcany said. such idea in mind. Instead lucti m minu. insioau ulc lo-ycm-uiu lormcr Washington wanls membership P'umbcr, after first chafing in In any control system confined under Reuther's assault, lately been firing back to neutral or nonaligned coun- tries, the informants said, so the communists can't exercise the veto that has kept the present control commission powerless. Although the Viet- namese peace talks seem let be "bombing ReVhTr north of the 17lh parallel, U.S8 compUining tie spokesmen refuse to be pcssim Isllc, .gjijg The realty henpecked bus- band is one who buys wife machins for his birthday v.. Her- man Hover saw a sign in a H'wood shop: "We don't Cash Checks We Have Good Supply Left Over From Last Year'' Says the cynic: "Age is that awful feeling you get when you tell your son, 'What do you mean, What's a running A hippie's in trouble with Internal Reve- nue, says Dick Cavett. He tried to deduct two sugar cubes as -travel expenses. (For more laughs see Earl Wilson on Page 4A.) AFl-CIO to Lose Biggest, Richest Union WASHINGTON (AP) _ The AFL-CIO loses its biggest, rich- est union today when Presi- dent George Meany mails a for- mal letter suspending Walter Reuther's United Auto Workers for refusing to pay its dues. An aide said Meany was drafting a "businesslike" tetter to Reuther, who joined him in founding the giant labor federa- tion 13 years ago. The teller will cost Ihc AFL- CIO 1.5 million members and more than million a year in dues, but the final break be- tween the two powerful labor leaders stemmed from virtually everything except money. It capped a two-year Reuther attack on Meany's leadership as "undemocratic" and "stag- nant" in AFL-CIO policies on everything from wages to water "There's been a one-sided But the 73-year-old former bal broadsides. 'We have some loud-mouthed s on our The 15 acres of federal grass are free but from there on "Res- urrection City" has to pay its own way. Government officials said the planned bivouac of some Poor People's campaigners in the heart of the nation's oapilal is ex- pected to cost the public liltle or nothing. In granting permission last Friday for the cam- paign to set up housekeep- ing on national park land near the Lincoln Memorial, the Interior Department made it clear who was to pay the bills. The permit specific; that the Southern Christian Lead- ership Conference, sponsor of tno lent city, is respon- sible for: and maintain- ing the campsite. sanilary fa- cilities. connections with available water, sewer, pow- er and telephone lines. for garbage removal. the park to ils original condition when they leave except for wear and tear on the grass. All this, the permit says, WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST WINONA AND VICINITY Considerable cloudiness and windy with a chance of scat- tered light rain or drizzle. Part- ial clearing Friday. Continued cool tonight; a liltle warmer Friday. Low tonight 34-33; high Friday 54-62. Outlook Satur- day: Temperature near or a little below normal wilh prc- cipilalion unlikely. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations tor the 24 hours ending at 11 m. to- day: Maximum, 85; minimum, 42; noon, 45; precipitation, 1.47, is at the expense of SCLC, which must also post as security. Water and sewer pipes that once served now-de- molished buildings on the lo- cation arc still in place and Resurrection Cily, has lap- ped into them. The District of Columbia will charge the same rates for water and sewer service as it docs to other customers. SCLC must even pay for the installation of water meters, and an or- ganizer said the deposit for electric service was "There's no National Park money Nash Castro, direclor of Iht Psrk Service's National Cap- ital Region, told an inter- viewer. "All we've done is assign them land." The camp-in will probably coat the District of Colum- bia some money mainly for extra preparedness it won't ba much, a spokesman said, I ;