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Gastonia Gazette (Newspaper) - May 7, 1965, Gastonia, North Carolina WARM Partly cloudy, continued warm tonight and Saturday. Showers likely in northern part of state. Lovs teiijht around 60. (More Weather P-2A) THE GASTONIA GAZETTE "THE PIEDMONT'S GROWING NEWSPAPER" PUBLISHED SEVEN DAYS A WEEK FINAL EDITION GASTONIA, N. C, FRIDAY AFTERNOON, MAY 7, 196S PRICE: Newsstand Singli Copy lOe Doily, 15e Sunday 24 SECTIONS SPACE-AGE MUG SHOT Satellite Helps Catch Fugitive MIAMI, Fla. (AP) The space-age police technique of satellite television led to the arrest of an urbane Canadian who has been hunted all over the world since the spectacular burglary of a Montreal bank four years ago. The Canadian, Georges Le- Tornadoes Spew Death Over Stale MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (AP) A string of tornadoes spewed death and destruction over this heavily populated area of Min- nesota Thursday night, killing at least 10 persons, injuring more than 300 and causing mil- lions of dollars in property dam- age. More than two dozen suburbs lay in the path of the winds that skipped to the ground and lift- ed, only to come down again over sections to the southwest, west and north of Minneapolis during the supper hour. Heavy rain and two-inch hail- stones preceded the twisters. Utility lines were flattened, in many sections dangerously crossing highways lined with homeward-bound workers. Doz- ens of accidents were reported on the highways. Hundreds of homes were damaged and many were de- stroyed. Gov. Karl Holvaag called out National Guard units to help local police and Civil Defense volunteers to maintain order. Tornado sightings were re- ported over at least 25 small towns. The heaviest damage was re- ported to communities around Lake Minnelonka, some 15 miles west of Minneapolis and Spring Lake Park and Mounds View, 15 miles north of the city. Four persons died at Mound, a residential community on Lake Minnetonka's west shore, where dozens of homes were hard hit, and many destroyed. Island Park and Navarre also on the lake's west side, received heavy property damage and reported many injured. Four persons died at Spring Lake Park, one at Mounds View and one at Norwood. The injured in twisters thai: hit Fridley, Spring Lake Park and Mounds View were brought to Mercy Hospital at Coon Rap- ids in a continuous stream. Aft- er two hours, the hospital's ad- ministrator, Robert Van Hau- ser, pleaded with ambulance drivers and motorists to take their injured to other nearby hospitals. Van Hauser estimated that upward of 109 persons had been treated at Mercy Hospital. Nearly 30 of those treated were in serious condition. The storm hit Norwood, a town of about persons, some 38 miles southwest of Min- neapolis. After demolishing about 15 residences and between 30 and 40 buildings, (he twister moved northeast, strik- ing with devastating force at the exclusive sections of Shorewood- Excelsior. About a dozen homes were damaged and several per- sons injured. Then it circled around Lake Minnetonka's west side and moved over the lake to the cast side. Dozens of lakeside cabins and residences were smashed and scores of residents were injured. The tornado then traveled northeastward hitting Fridley, Spring Lake Park and Mounds View before it left the area. The Minneapolis Weather Bu- reau hud alerted Twin Cities icsidenls around p.m. Minutes later, a heavy rain and hail hit. Tornadoes also skipped across parts of Oklahoma, striking in small towns and rural areas. One woman suffered injuries in a twister which hit Oakwood, about BO miles southwest ot Ok- lahoma City. may, 39, was surprised when 11 federal and local police stopped him just as he boarded his fan- cy, 43-foot yawl in the huge Bahia Mar Marina in Fort Lau- derdale Thursday. "I very seldom make mis- takes." he told Police Capl. Bob Smith. "How did you people catch Told that a boat repairman recognized a mug shot broad- cast displayed by a Royal Cana- dian Mounted Police inspector on the inaugural Esrly Bird sat- ellite television program, Le- may was incredulous. "Is that your word of he asked Smith. Assured it happened that way, Lemay said: "Well, isn't that something. It took a satellite to catch me." Police have had an interest in Lemay for 14 years since his beautiful blonde wife, the for- mer Huguette Daoust, mysteri- ously disappeared while fishing from a bridge on the overseas highway in the Florida Keys. In 1861, a gang of thieves smashed through the concrete reinforced floor of a branch of the Bank of Nova Scotia and rifled 377 safe-deposit boxes. They escaped with to million although the exact amount was never determined because of depositors' reluc- tance to talk. The chief witness at the trial where four others were convicted of the theft said that Lemay was the master- mind. The Early Bird TV broadcast showed the Mountie describing wanted men while FBI agents in Washington and Scotland Yard officials in London watched. The Fort L.auderdale man, who asked that his name not be used, went to police the next day. "I'm sure that's the guy I saw on TV last he said. He said Lemay had wanted him to do some work on his yacht. After a three-day stakeout and careful checking with peo- ple at the marina, police closed in. Lemay was brought to Miami for a U.S. commissioner's hear- ing. Police Capt. Smith said au- thorities decided to charge him with illegal entry because, if found guilty, he could he carried back to the Canadian border im- mediately without having to go through extradition. LEAVING DOMINICAN AREA Withdrawal Of Troops To Start In Few Days Wrong Turn Is Blamed For Deaths SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) wrong turn into rebel territory was blamed today for the deaths of four Ma- rines, bringing the U.S. death toll in the Do- minican fighting to at least 13. U.S. sources said three Marines were killed Thursday after a patrol wandered acci- dentally into the insurgent-heic sector of downtown Santo Do- mingo. Two others were wound- ed and one died after he was taken to the aircraft carrier Boxer. A rebel spokesman said one insurgent was killed and two wounded in the encounter. The rebels at first accused the Unit- ed Slates of violating the cease- fire arranged Wednesday by a peace commission of the Organ- ization of American States. La- ter they said they believed the Marine patrol had taken a wrong turn. Two U.S. newsmen who had been observing the clash from a taxi were caught in the crossfire and wounded slightly. They were Al Brut and photographer Doug Kennedy, both of the Mi- ami (Fla.) Herald. A U.S. military source said the newsmen had passed through a rebel checkpoint and were approaching the U.S. lines when the insurgents opened fire on the Marines and the Marines fired back. The source said it was probable that U.S. gunfire wounded the newsmen. Another Marine patrol took a wrong turn Wednesday into reb- el territory. After sharp firing the rebels captured two of the Marines but released them Thursday to the OAS Peace Commission. The commission returned them to American au- thorities. In other incidents Thursday, snipers wounded two U.S. para- troopers and hit a helicopter, wounding the pilot in the legs. A lurry of sniping activity broke out near the U.S. Embassy dur- ing the afternoon, but it died down quickly. Otherwise Santo Domingo was quiet Thursday, and more stores reopened for the first time since the revolution broke out April 24. Col. Francisco Caamano Deno, the rebel provisional resident, hotly denied a charge jy a U.S. official that he had agreed to give Communists rasts in his rebel government. 'It's a Caamano told newsmen. The funniest thing that hot happened to daily comic strips and tht people who read them since the first caveman invented the banana and slipped on the peel. It's brand new! It's hilarious! It's human! THE BORN LOSER Monday In Tht Gazette JUDGE REPORTS BRIDE MISSING AT SEA Yager Shown With Former Eileen K. Jeffers Asian Battle Zone Landing Is Made Without A Shot CHU LAI, South Viet Nam (AP) Three thousand more U.S. Marines landed on the coast of South Viet Nam today without firing a shot. They went ashore in landing craft from a 21-vessel landing force in this Viet Cong-infested area 52 miles south of the big Da Nang Air Base. Approximately Seabees the U.S. Navy construction and engineering specialists will be landed here in the next two days to construct a major lir field. The Seabees will bring the total number of U.S. servicemen in South Viet Nam to about 000. The landing was described by the commander of the task force, Rear Adm. Donald Wul- zen of Hamilton, Ohio, as "the :argest amphibious landing in :he Far East since the Inchon, Korea, landing in 1950." The Marines began moving at J a.m. and the first wave was on the beach at a.m. There was no contact with the Viet Cong in the initial stages of .he landing. But six battalions of Vietnamese troops had been operating in the area for the past two days to prepare the way for the landing. The landing increased the number of Marines in the north- ern part of South Viet Nam to approximately 13.000. The oth- ers' are stationed in the Da Bai-Hue area. Some 60 Vietnamese school- girls were on the beach with ocal authorities to greet the arriving Marines with garlands of flowers. "I could learn to love this country." said one flower- lecked Marine as he moved in- and with a backward look at the girls. The landing was made in per- ect weather, and there was al- most a picnic atmosphere on the leach. The landing boats came hrough the calm sea like giant, beetles. They were ivaved in by a team of 20 under- water demolition experts. "Come on, boys, you'll be late to the yelled Jerry Bush, 30, of St. Louis, Mo. Few of the Marines even got their feet wet. Waiting on the sand was a group of high-rank- ing officers who had arrived moments before by helicopter. They included Lt. Gcii. John Throekmorion. deputy U.S. commander in Viet Nam. "It looks he said. "They are good-looking troops." "There was no surf or we would have had plenty of trou- said Adm. Wulzen. "But we have had no casualties at all. As a matter of fact, in the last three operations of this kind we have had only one bruised leg and an injured eye. After leaving their landing vehicles, the heavily burdened combat Marines threw off their lifejackets and lumbered quick- ly through the heavy sand to expand their perimeter. Later in the morning tanks and other equipment moved ashore. It was estimated it might take up to four days to bring all the equipment ashore. Porch Falls, Twenty Hurt DES PLAINES, (AP) A second-floor porch on a convent gave way Thursday and sent 24 young women sprawling on the ground amid the debris. Tweaty were injured, nine of hem requiring hospital treat- ment. The accident occurred at the rear of a building of the convent of the Sisters of the Holy Fami- y of Nazareth where the wom- en, aged 17 (o 20, attend Dolores College, training school for nov- ces in the order. The condition of those kept in he hospital was reported good today. Woman Heads Law Review CHAPEL HILL. N.C. (AP) _ Mrs. Doris Roach Bray, 27, of Reidsville. mother of a 3-year- old daughter, is the first wom- an to be named editor-in-chief of the North Carolina Law He- view. Mrs. Bray, the top student in her class, will start her third and final year in (he University of North Carolina Law School next fall. Her father, Howard D. Roach, is a building contractor. She was graduated with high- est honors from Lake Erie Col- lege in Painesville, Ohio, and was a Woodrow Wilson Fellow at Yale, where she received her M.A. degree. Heiress Vanishes From Yacht LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) The Coast Guard planned to widen its search today for Ei- leen Jeffers Yager, wealthy bride of a Los Angeles judge. She is believed to have fallen overboard Thursday from the couple's chartered honeymoon yacht. Superior Court Judge Thomas C. Yager, 47, said his wife van- ished while he was below deck. "It was my he said, "that she was behind the wheel." He called her disappearance "the most tragic thing that has ever happened to me." Mrs. Yager, 61, heiress to a railroad fortune, married the jurist last Monday in the private chapel of James Francis Cardi- nal Mclntyre, Catholic arch- bishop of Los Angeles. Former Gov. Goodwin J. Knight was best man. It was the first marriage for each. The couple was returning from Santa Catalina Island aboard the yacht "Care Free" when Mrs. Yager presumably fell overboard. Del. Sgt. W.E. Hallinen of the Los Angeles County sheriff's department said the investiga- tion is being conducted on the assumption that she fell over- board. "There is no indication of foul play or said Hallinen, "and we are handling this as a routine missing-person re- port." A massive air and sea search was conducted until nightfall. Mrs. Yagei, the adopted daughter of the late William M. Jeffers. retired president of the Union Pacific Railroad, was his chief beneficiary when he died in 1963. Flay Terres, who lives on the Lowell-New Hope Rd.. has an answer to the bicycle-built-for-two. It's a boat-built-for-two but you pedal it bicycle style. The story and picture are on page IB. ft And here's where other features can be found: Ask Andy....................................7B Astro Guide........................... I2A Bridge 12A Classified................................8-1 IB Comics 7B Crossword__________.___ 12A Dear Abby Editorials Movies Sports TV Woman's News 9A 4A 4B 2-3B SB 8-9A President To Decide On Timing WASHINGTON (AP) said today the States hopes to begin withdrawing some of its troops from the Dominican Re- public within a few days as contingents from other American nations move in. Final decisions on the timing and number of withdrawals are yet to be made by President Johnson. Officials indicated they would be shaped in consid- erable degree by the speed and size of forces contributed by other countries to the peace- keeping operations of the Or- ganization of American States. The OAS voted early Thurs- day to set up an inter-American military force in the Dominican Republic. Two countries, Para- guay and Venezuela, announced they were ready to contribute military units. The Costa Hican Security Ministry said later Thursday that counlry would send 10 to 20 men from its police organization, since it has no regular army. Brazil and Ar- gentina were reported consid- ering contributing military units. There was a report in diplo- matic quarters here that three prominent political figures of the Caribbean area might be asked by the OAS to play an important role in helping solve the political problems involved in creating a democratic regime in the Dominican Eepublic. They are former Gov. Luis Munoz Marin of Puerto Rico, former President Romulo Be- tancourt of Venezuela and for- mer President Jose Figueres of Costa Rica. The three have long been identified with what is known in Latin-American politi- cal circles as the democratic left. All are strongly anti-Com- munist and antidictatorship. Tlie three have been in Wash- ington for several days and have been in touch with Johnson as well as (he Organization of American States. The rebel movement in the Dominican Republic a move- ment which the United States asserts was captured by Com- munist and Castroite leaders has produced a regime under the leadership of Col. Francisco Caamano Deno, but it has not won U.S. or other American recognition. U.S. authorities are reported deeply suspicious of Caamano's association with the rebel movement after it alleged- ly was taken over by the Com- munists. SIGNS BILL WASHINGTON (AP) Presi- dent Johnson signed today a special million appropria- tion to finance the war in Viet Nam and said it was a message of American determination to resist aggression in Southeast Asia. ATTORNEY SAYS 'NEVER' Attorney Matt Murphy who says he is a Klansman and his children will be Klansmen wears "NEVER" button (never inte- grate) and smokes cigar as he waits for jury to return a verdict in the murder trial of his Klan client, Collie Wilkins Jr., charged with slaying civil rights worker. Deadlocked Jury In Long Session HAYNEWLLE, Ala. (API A deadlocked jury was called back into court today to try again for a verdict in the civil rights murder trial of a Ku Klux Klansman. The 12 jurors deliberated four hours and 20 minutes Thursday evening before Circuit Judge T. Werth Thagard ordered them locked up for the night. He told the jurors, all white men, to resume their delibera- tions at 9 a.m. (Central Stand- ard Time) in hope of reaching the unanimous agreement nec- essary to convict or acquit Col- lie Leroy Wilkins Jr., 21, of Fairfield, Ala., of the slaying of Viola Gregg Liuzzo. a white civ- il rights worker from Detroit, Mich. Thagard handed the first-de- gree murder case to the jury at p.m. Thursday and 75 minutes later a rap on the door of the high-ceilinged jury room appeared to herald a verdict. But the jurors only wanted further instructions from the court. They asked whether they could convict the paunchy, crewcut defendant of a lesser offense than first-degree mur- der. The judge, repeating his ear- lier charge, explained they had a choice of first-degree murder, second-degree murder, man- slaughter, or acquittal. Two hours later, Thagard called the jurors back to the courtroom and gave them the choice of taking time out for dinner then or if they stii! hadn't agreed on the fate of the accused to wait and "get a steak when you get to Montgom- ery." Each night since the trial be- gan, the jury has been taken 25 miles to Montgomery where quarters were made available in the modern air conditioned court house. The jury in a murder trial must be kept together day and night and neither the 133-year- old Lowndes County Courthouse nor the small town of the Hayneville has the facilities to house the 12 men. At 8 p.m., the judge sum- moned the jurors again and in- quired, "What do you say "We don't appear to be near a replied Clifford Mc- Murphee, a Burkville, Ala., farmer who apparently was chosen jury foreman. Thagard then called off delib- erations for the night. The jurors retired with the case after listening to the mili- tant plea for white supremacy from klan attorney Matt II. Murphy Jr.. the defense lawyer, and a warning against prejudice from three states' attorneys. Murphy, himself a klan mem- ber as well as legal counsel for the- United Klans of America, punctuated his 70-minute speech to the jury with frequent remin- ders of the civil rights struggle going on in Alabama. At one point, he shouted, "I'm proud of my heritage. I'm proud to be a white man. I'm for white su- premacy." "The Communists and the nigger (sic) have taken us over." he charged- "Some of them have even infiltrated this courtroom to watch this trial." He mentioned no names. Legislators Told State Is Dumping Ground For Drugs And Pep Pills RALEIGH. N.C. 'AP) Leg- islation to curtail drug traffic in North Carolina awaits Senate action following its passage by the House Thursday. Rep. Sam Johnson of Wake, who sponsored the two bills. said they were prompted by a statement labeling North C'aro-. lina a "dumping ground" for drugs. The statement was made by Waiter F. Anderson, director of the State Bureau of Investi- gation. Johnson's bills are aimed at peddlers of so-called pep pills and other drugs. The House amended one of the measures Thursday iiy knocking out a clause requiring imprisonment for a second vio- ition. The amended bill would make it a felony .'to sell, offer ror sale or give away a barbi- turate or stimulant. A first violation would be pun- ishable by from six months to five years imprisonment. A sec- ond violation would be one to 10 years. Meanwhile, Wake Sen. Jyles Coggins' "nattered child" bill is only one step short of enact- ment. Only Senate concurrence in some House amendments is needed to enact it. The bill would provide im- munity from law suils for phy- sicians and others who report cases of child abuse. The meas- ure would apply only when a child is below lf> years of age. Sens. Tom White of Lenoir and Julian AUsbrook of Halifax introduced a resolution Thurs- day calling for the creation of a commission in study the re- organization of state govern- ment. Similar commissions have been appointed in past years. AUsbrook said the bill has noth- ing to do with legislation intro- duced earlier this week to abol- ish the legislative council cre- ated by the 1963 General As- sembly. White said, however, he thought !he commission would bt of more value to the state than the council. He sponsored the Senate bill to do sway with the council. The study commission would be composed of nine persons appointed by the governor. They would report the results of their study to the 1967 legisla- ture. In other legislative action Thursday: Rep. Paul Story of McDowell and others introduced a bill to allow the branches of the Con- solidated University of North Carolina to use left over funds for research projects. Present law requires the university to return the money to the state. The Senate received a bill identical to one already in the House calling for the establish- ment of a Highway Safety Re- seaich Center at the University of North Carolina. Representatives of the North Carolina Medical Society spoke out s t r o n g 1 y at a hearing against a bill which would change the law on services chi- ropractors can render. Spokes- men contended the bill would allow chiropractors to move in- to field ri mediclM.
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