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Daily Reporter, The (Newspaper) - March 28, 1964, Dover, Ohio ANCHORAGE DEHEARTED QUAKE TOLL HEAVY THE DAILY REPORTER DoverNew March 1964 40 7 CENTS Alaska heart of this metropolitan city was virtually destroyed by an earthquake that rocked Alaska Friday leaving a death toll that may reach sev eral The quake struck here at the height of the rush Hun dreds of people were caught on the streets or en route home in Huge cracks opened in the Two in the downtown area were from 6 to 12 feet deep and ranged from 6 to 50 feet In the center of the threestory concrete of them quite or caved in upon Some were re ported a total William Egan asked President John son to declare portions of Alaska a disaster Urgently request designation major disas ter Egan wired the Complete evaluation of damage and loss of life not yet but information presently at hand Coal Tipple Destroyed In Fire Loss Estimate In Area Blaze Not Definite Two volunteer fire depart ments successfully contained an earlymorning blaze today which destroyed the coal tipple of Coal on County Road 85 between Somerdale and New Cumberland preventing it from spreading to other structures and Norman Steele of Coun ty Road who lives approxi mately 2 miles from the notified the Sherrodsville and Somerdale Volunteer Fire De partments at after she saw flames in the When firemen arrived the tip ple had already Contain ing from 150 to 200 tons of it is expected to smolder sever al days before burning itself The Harold May of 1000 Ray and Case Pompey of 125 7th New could not set an exact loss estimate but it is ex pected to run between and May said that he believed the tipple was not insured adequate ly enough to rebuild Pom said it probably will be rebuilt since the smaller tipple the company owns on County Road is too small to handle the firms daily pro duction of 600 tons of strip Firemen from both depart ments were still on the scene at About all you can do with a fire like this fireman Raymond Rutledge of Somerdale is to keep it contained and to stand by to protect near by Firemen could do little more than stand by and protect nearby equipment in this mornings blaze which leveled u M P Coal tipple near The fed by approximately 200 tons of is expected to smolder several confirms likelihood of damage which could eas ily reach minimum of quarter billion dollars through widespread Anchorage stands at the head of Cook Inlet and as the shock and tidal waves rolled down the they brought death and destruction to coastal Three persons were reported dead and 26 missing at Three deaths were confirmed at where 20 persons were reported Anchorage was plunged into darkness when electric power went and rescuers struggled in the ruins with only emergency lights to guide A fire broke out but was Regular communications with other cities were not established until more than hours after the earthquake Damage was reported extensive in other Oil tanks Fires broke out and firefight ers were hampered by the lack of Kodjak was swamped by a 17foot tidal wave and the mayor sent out a call for The Navy had evacuat ed its station before the wave and most of the residents also had moved to higher A section of Turnagain where many of Anchorages finest homes arc located high above Cook reportedly crumbled and many homos tumbled down the President Johnson was alert ed to the disaster at his John son where he is spending the Easter vaca Reports were given him periodically throughout the Disaster agencies around ho country were informed and the Red Cross designated Seattle as its marshalling Navy and Army planes in the Seattle area were on the ready to carry lifegiving supplies to the stricken The earthquake was recorded on the University of Washing ton seismograph for two Its intensity was measured at on the Richtcr The San Francisco Earthquake of which claimed 452 registered on the same The universitys seismologist Sec Page 29 Christians Prepare For Christs Triumph By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Christians around the world prepared today for Easter Sun the most triumphant Holy Day of the The penitential mourning of Good commemorating the crucifixion of will give way to the joyous refrain of the Lord is Across the United churches planned sunrise serv ices to celebrate the Resurrec The traditional service will be held aboard the USS Consti Old in Bos ton Harbor and in Red Rocks Park near where work crews had to shovel nine inches of snow from the In worshippers will make a predawn trek to Mound State Monument for the pageant The Road to It will be staged on three of the largest which were built by In DAY BRIGHTENER Personnel man to trainee Or if you you may elect to skip coffee breaks entirely and retire 3 years dians centuries ago as places of There will be sunrise services at Oklahomas Wichita Moun tain Wildlife at Ra dio City Music Hall in New York at a placid pinerimmed reservoir in just north of New and at Alto where a lltfool cross will be VATICAN CITY AP The Roman Catholic Church turned today to the special rites of Holy Saturday and its prayers of promise for the coming East er dawn of Christs Pope Paul VI carried an eightfoot wooden cross in a penitential Good Friday proces sion at the ancient Colosseum Friday Vatican history has no record of a Pope ever before bearing a cross in a re ligious In a speech Vatican experts Sec Page 12 ON THE INSIDE t j Around The World Hospital News Obituaries Sports to 33 Television lo 18 Womens Pages Twin City Men Set For Bowling 30
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