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Winona Daily News (Newspaper) - August 7, 1969, Winona, Minnesota Mostly Fair Tonight, Friday; Warmer Friday WINONA DAILY NEWS TOMORROW SUN RISES SETS NEW MOON AUG. 13 114ih of Publication WINONA, MINNESOTA 55987, THURSDAY, AUGUST 7, 1969 TEN CENTS PER COPY Have a Spare 9x12' Rug? Classified Section 2 SECTIONS 24 PAGES DEATH TOLL PLACED BETWEEN 12 AND 17 Tornadoes Deal Death in N. Minnesota OUTING, Minn. (AP) A death-dealing iamily of al least eight tornadoes clawed through farms, forests and fakcside re- sorts in northern Minnesota late Wednesday. The death toll was estimated at 12 to 17 with hundreds in- jured. Communications to the area remained sketchy early today, with telephone and power lines snarled amid thousands o( downed trees. One of the worst-hit areas was the resort community of Out- ing, a town ol 300 that triples in each summer as vacation- ers flock to the area's lakes. One twister shredded an area on fiooscvelt Lake, just outside of Outing. "It's a jangled mess, it's plain said a sheriff's deputy who surveyed the lakeside area. At least four of the known dead were vacationers at a re- frcat operated by the Bethany Fellowship, a Minneapolis church group. Two more victims died in the Island Lake area, north of Du- julh, al the northeastern lip of a 100-mile path ripped by the twisters, National Guardsmen, ordered out by oov. Harold LeVandcr, sealed off Inn hcavily-liil areas around Outing anil nearby Kmily. The only usable telephone in Outing was a mobile phone in a ear owned by Ken McOcc, a salesman. "It's the destruction that I've ever seen in my McGee said. "I've seen hurri- canes th.it haven't done this damage. Trees were whiplashcd in every direction." The Weather Bureau said it was the worst loss ol life in his- ,ory for the northern Minnesota area which usually is spared the annual summer onslaught of lornadocs. The twisters were spawned in olack thunderclouds that fol- lowed a day of stifling heat and high humidity across the state. A Cass County deputy sheriff said I he toll in the Outing area early today included "seven or eight dead and three persons definitely known missing." The community itself sulfered some damage, but the twister raked the nearby Roosevelt Lake area with chilling cflicien- cy. "Cabins, homes, everything; 'ill were s.'iiil a depu- ty sheriff. The Weather liurcau estimat- ed at least oifdit funnels were involved in the day's destruc- tion. Other hard-hit areas vir.ro the nibbing, Klondwnnd and lulh regions. At Floodwnorl, farmer Walter I.und, in his 60s, suffered serious injuries when his barn col- lapsed. Ten persons were brought to hospitals in Ihc Hihning-Chis- holm-Virginia area, Another six and possibly more were taken to Dululh hospitals. Kalph S. Moore, a power com- pany employe slaying at Island Lake near Dululh, said Urn storm hit with a "pure curtain of wind-driven rain." It took two hours In clear A path through fallen Irces for ambulances lo reach (he scene. James Gary and Robert Wakeficld, alsn slaying al Is- land Lake said they had to cut (Continued on Page !3A) TORNADOES TORNADO DAMAGE Tornadoes Wednesday smashed through Northern Minnesota, leaving smashed bodies and Ions of debris fn their wake. Tin's morning, the dealh toll was sstimate'd between 12 and 17 and residents of the areas hit were already at work cleaning up. In the photo at left, a shattered cottage is shown at Roosevelt Lake, near Outing. Note tree's in the background strewn invall directions by twisting winds. At center, the main office of Simmons. Log Camp, near Outing, was among Scores of buildings wrecked. The sign in the foreground was carried from Brainerd, miles away, and deposited at the camp. At right, members of the Walter Lund family, Floodwood, inspecl Ibeir farm. Lund was milking cows when his barn collapsed around bim, killing several cattle. (AP Pholofax) Hospital at 'Most Secure' Base Attacked SAIGON (AP) About 30.Cam Ranh Bay, 195 miles north- Viet Cong commandos sneaked east of Saigon. All were patients past the guards at the "most se- cure" American base in Viet- nam before dawn today, ram- paged through a block-long Army convalescent hospital, hurling bombs and firing rifles at patients, and then escaped without losing a man. The U.S. Command in Saigon laid two Americans were killed and 57 wounded in the attack at Tax Reformers Confident ol Easy Victory WASHINGTON (AP) Spon- sors of a massive lax reform and relief bill predicted it "will get voles like motherhood'1 as the House headed toward voting on I'ne legislation. In debate members have criti- cized individual provisions, but there has been liltle indication of votes against the over-all is not open to amendment except by the Ways and Means Committee. "It will got voles like mother- Hep. Sam Gibbons, D- Fla., a Ways and Means mem- her, (old newsmen. "Who can vote against giving everybody least a 5 per cent tax The vole to send the bill lo the Senate was expected late today. A 265-H5 procedural vole Wednesday killed any chance of opening up Ihe bill to general amendments. This scuttled Ihe plan of some members to try lo knock out a provision extending Ihe income surtax al 5 per cent for the first six months of 1970. The Ways and Means Com- miltcc had two amendments considered certain of adoption. One puts into cffccl its last-min- ule change in the bill to make tax rale reductions it says will insure a 5 per cent cut lo all. The other changes Ihe method of calculating depletion on oil shale. The effect is to encourage ultimate production of oil from shale, still in pilot stage. During Tuesday's debate, sev- eral members from oil produc- ing slalcs criticized Ihe bill's provision lo cut the oil depletion allowance. Hut Hon. George HusK, II- Tex., who led off the discussion, said he is "over-all (or Ins legis- lalion." The fifilit over oil depletion is considered ccrl.iin to lx> re- newed in Ihc Senate. Hush said be thinks in lliis area, "Iho committee went too far." except four the wounded; they were members of the hos- pital staff. Associated Press photogra- pher Rick Merron reporter from Ihe hospital that more than a dozen buildings were de- stroyed or damaged, including several wards, two officers' bar racks and the chapel. There were 732 patients in the hospital, most of them recover ing from illnesses rather than battle wounds. First reptfrls said 99 Americans were wound ed and 10 others were missing Lalcr the wounded toll was re duced, and a U.S. Commant spokesman said he had no re ports of any missing. The huge coastal base at Cam Ranh Bay has been considers the American installation i Vietnam least vulnerable to al tack. It was for thai reason tha it was picked as (he site fo Presidenl Lyndon B. Johnson' two visits to Vietnam, in Octo ier 1966 and December 1967. The U.S. Command said was the first time the hospita lad been attacked in the thre years it has been tfperaling an was the first attack on the Cam Ranh peninsula in nearly year. The small Viet Cong band cu through the barbed wire aroun the hospital compound appa ently without alerling anyone. Sen. Margaret Smith REPUBLICAN FOE OF ABM- Doubt Safeguard Will Be Deployed WASHINGTON (AP) Two dramatic Senate votes hsvs giv- en President Nixon a narrow victory for his Safeguard pro- one Republican op- ponent says he still doesn't think the missile defense system will be deployed. "I seriously doubt that Safe- guard will ever be Sen. Clifford P. Case of New Jersey said after Wednesday's showdown voting. And Sen. John Sherman Coop- er, R-Ky., one of the leaders of the anti-Safeguard forces, said he doubts the Pentagon expects to be able to deploy Safeguard soon. Cooper told reporters Ihe Pen- tagon plans lo spend mil- lion fhis year on advanced anti- ballislic re- search, beyond Safeguard, al- though the sum is not mentioned in the report on the legislation currently before the Senate. The decisive ABM votes, after months of controversy and weeks of debate, came Wednes- Call It 'Courtship of Margaret Chase Smith' WASHtNGTON (AP) After all the days of lech- nical lestimony, the" weeks of debate, it was the court- ship of Margaret Chase Smith which shaped the cru- cial hours of the Senate's Safeguard battle. II made no difference1 that Ihe silver-haired sena- tor from Maine voted with one set of suitors against the administration missile de- fense plan, Ihtfn switched sides in a second vote. The opposition lost bolh, and the adminislration pro- gram was approved by the one-vole margin Presidenl Nixon himself had forecast as a possibility some five' months ago. Sen. Smith, senior Repub- lican on the Senate Armed Services Committee, came to Ihe climactic session with an amendment designed to block all spending [or Ibe Safeguard system. She said she had no con- fidence in it, and couldn't justify spending money even for research. Advocates of the syslem were certain lhal amend- ment would be defeated. And they forecast that when it was, Mrs. Smith would vote against the major ob- stacle lo Ihe1 system, an amendment to bar deploy- ment hul permit continued research and testing of Safeguard. They were righl, Iwice. But they had some" anx- ious moments. Al the outsel, advocales and foes of Safeguard look lurns praising Mrs. Smith. But Safeguard proponents, who bad discounted her original amendment, read- cM with concern when Sen. Albert Gore, D-Tenn., pro- posed blending it with the legislation which was the chief vehicle of Safeguard foes. His suggestion: Alter Ihe Smith arne'mlmcnl to per- mit continued research and (Continued on Page 13A) COURTSHIP lay on two somewhat similar i amendments aimed at barring deployment of the Safeguard iystem but continuing ABM re- search. Neither would have eliminal- ed any of the ?759.1 million ear- marked for Ihe ABM in the ?20 jillion military procurement au- horizalion bill. The first, offered by Sen. Mar- garet Chase Smith, R-Maine, ailed on a 50-50 lie. Vice Presi- dent Spiro T. Agnew cast a 51st iut unnecessary negative vote. VIrs. Smith's proposal was to )ar any further spending except "or components such as radars and computers. Then the Senate voted 51-49 against the amendment by Sens. Soopcr and Phib'p A. Hart, D- Mich., who have led the year- long fight against ABM. Their proposal would have limited the Safeguard program to research and development with no de- ployment or site acquisition. Sens. Clinton P. Anderson, D- N.M., and John J. Williams, R- Del., ended their silence on the ABM to join the administration in opposing the amendments. A While House spokesman said after the voting that Presi dent Nixon "is very pleased, of course.1' But he said no state- ment would be issued. The Senate is the big tesl for the AHAI program, since the House is considered lo have substantial majority favoring Safeguard. Although Wednesday's voting was billed as the cruciai test for ABM, another proposed compro- mise was scheduled for a vole today in the Senate. Sen. Thom- as J. Mclnlyrc, D-N.JI., spon- sored the amendment lo deploy ABM computers and radars- jut not missiles. Both sides predicted Ihe Mc- Intyre amendment would (ail by a considerable margin. Other ABA! amendments are possible, but none is expected. Cooper and Hart, who said [hey would renew their battle later this year on Ihe defense appropriations bill, conceded :heir chances would diminish after Wednesday's votes. "Today was the chief deci- Cooper said later. "1 think we will have trouble from here." Seme ABM foes, meanwhile, expressed Ihe hope that the de- bale would majk the start of new effort to scrutinize Ihe gov- ernment's military spending. "This new determination marks a victory for our system of government that may well remembered long after (he ABM debate is said Sen. Charles Percy, R-I1I. Collins Asks Michigan Name His Attorneys YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) John N. Collins, accused of slay- ing a pretty coed schoolmate, loday asked Ihc stale lo appoint allorncys Id defend him againsl the firsl-degrce murder charge he faces. 'To have him properly de- fended, we feel we ought lo en- list the financial help of Ihe Hale P. Saph III, an atlorncy for Collins molher, told the colirl. Collins is accused of slrang- gling to dealh an 18-year-old Easlcrn Michigan University freshman, Karen Sue Beine- man. His preliminary examina- tion on the charge was ad- iBi FOR APOLLO CREW Party to Be Out Of This World KXPC.OSHW ROCKS SCHOOL U.S. military policeman rushes pasl Vietnamese fircmcYt lo help wounded following terrorist explosion at an English language school for Vietnamese Air Force personnel in Cholon sector of Saigon, Blast killed eight. Sixty-two wore woiimlcil. A truck carrying explosives was used by I'ne Cong to cause thn blast, (AP Photofax) WASHINGTON MV-While House planning is splendif- erous for the Apollo II as- tronauts dinner in I.os An- fides with a guesl list of the 50 ROV- ernors, diplomats, Charles Lindbergh and Jack lienny. The black lie dinner Wod- --i, Cm. tury Plaza Hotel will be It) anything ever held at Iho White House. No one. knows vol how much it will cost hut Presidonl Nixon is check. Lunar miv-ion astronauts Noil Armstrong, Kdwin Al- drin and Michael Collins will find their way lo the ta- ble through lickorlapc pa- rades in New York and Cht- oagii, They gol out ol quar- nnlino Monday. 11) v i (nitons, place-cards, the m c n 11, entertainment liovc bren decided by Ihe While House social and pro- tocol staffs. Bul the hold, a lavorilc with Nixon aides, will produce the dinner, fur- nishing the china, crystal and tableware ns well. The White House asked former Presidents Harry S. Truman and Lyndon II. .lohnson to be there. Tni- man sent his regrets (or health roasiins. Johnson said he wouldn't come because his wife, Lady Bird, would be out of the country visit- iff, Irionds. President John Kennedy's widow, Mrs. (incline On.issis nlso sont re- Rrcls. Tilt1 guest list is intended lo rctlccl a cross section of America with a heavy do.-e of congressmen and avia- tion pioneers included Music will he provided by the U.S. Marine Band and Drum and Bugle Corps, An- drew Julian Manuel .Jr., ii, arrested in I'hocnix, Ariz., Wednesday. He was wanted (or unlawful Ilight from Michigan in connec- tion with a housetrailcr theft and also for question- ing in (lie slaying of seven Michigan coeds. (AP Photo fax) journed until Aug. H. Collins was brought to mall, red brick courthouse un- er tight security several hours efore today's examination was begin. He was whisked away mmediatcly afterward and re- irned to the Washlenaw County til where he is being held with- ut bond. Attorneys lor Collins and his icther told Ypsilanli District udge Edward Deake that lha amily did not have Ihe re- ourccs lo pay for a full dress efense of the 22-year old EMU enior. Collins told the judge he had onsulled with his attorneys and greed lo Iheir motion. Judge Deake asked Collins money or property he had nd Collins replied, "One motor- ycle." Collins was being defended hy nn Arbor attorneys Robert and John M'. Tttomcy. inder court nifes, however, icy may not be appoinlcd by ic state as his counsel. The examination was post- oncd to give ihe slate time fo ppoinl new altoYncys and lo ;ivo those attorneys time lo eady their case, in Michigan judge, rather han a grand jury, determines, nflcr a preliminary examination, n open court, whether there is reason lo bold a dcfcnriiinl for trial. WEATHER I'T.DKHAI, rOKKCAST WINONA AND VICINITY Mostly (air tonighl and Friday. Cooler tonighl; somewhat warmer Friday, low tonight 55- (12, high Friday in Ihe 80s. Outlook Saturday: Kair lo ly cloudy and cniiiinued mild; slight chance of showers. LOCAL WKATIIKK Official observations for Ihc J2-I hours ending al 12 m. today: j Maximum, 81; minimum, fi7; I noon, 78; precipitation, .17.
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