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Times Recorder, The (Newspaper) - January 11, 1970, Zanesville, Ohio The Times Recorder VOL. NO. 68 PAGES SECTIONS ZANESVILLE. OHIO, 13701 SINDAY. JAM AHV 11. 1970 TWENTY CENTS Good Reading On Tlie Inside Indians On Alcairaz Gaining Support Paqe 2-A South Vietnam Army Is Growing Up Paqe 6-A Soy Scouts Help Blaze Buckeye Trail Page I-B Dcctor Built Business Block Here........Pace 7-B Quakes To Continue in 3-D Governor Orders Probe Of Marietta Fire Cold Weather Lingers Over Most Of U.S. By United Press International Record breaking cokl weather lingered over mo.-t of the nation for a fourth consecutive day Saturday, creating fire hazards and damaging crops the length of the Florida Peninsula. The North Carolina mountain town of .Sylva had -limiivxl us.ige Saturday because of frozen water lines and an almost depleted water reser- voir. "We had a tense .-ituation with fire for a Fire Chief Uoyd Sossomon In Williamson. W. Va., the city's 6.5CO residents and nearby communities were with- out wawr supply and fire protection for the third consecu- tne day after one of the two pumps used for the city's water system broke. The area, which includes South Williamson, Ky., had its services disrupted Thursday when ice flows stalled pumps at the point of intake along the Tug river. Wintry blasts whipped Flori- da, dropping temperatures !o a record low of 29 and damaging crops. The 29 at Palm Beach, was the lowest mark there iince records have been kept. A freeze hit the south with temperatures dipping into the 20s in the southern portion and southeast as well as in northern and central Florida. Sub zero conditions existed in the midwest and scattered areas of the northern plains and the northwest. Cold warnings in effect for .Montana where snow and northerly winds moved into the northwest and were expected to spread over the remainder of eastern Montana. Snow flurries covered the Great Lakes and the northern portions of Xew- England, while a cold wave watch was in effect For northeastern Wyoming and the southeast. Light rain or drizzle was the rule in extreme south Texas and widespread rain continued in northern California and Oregon. Woman Freezes In Florida MIAMI third day of wintry chill in the Sunshine State left a woman frozen to death in Tampa Saturday and caused heavy crop damage the length of the peninsula. The rich man's retreat of Palm Beach recorded a 29 degree reading, the lowest in its recorded history. Tourists throughout south Florida shunned the beaches, and only the hardy ventured out in boats. There was little incentive for anglers to brave the cold, since the wintry weather also spoiled the fishing. Thousands of Miamians whose homes are not equipped to combat the cold shivered through temperatures in the 30s, and many found they couldn't even get warm at the movies. "When these theaters were built we depended on the body heat from crowd? to keep the place one theater manager said. ".Now that we don't get packed houses any more, we just shut off the cooling switch and it's every man for himself.'1 Milder Weather Occurs Here The weatherman says it will warm up warmer than it has been since last M o n d ay when the temperature registered 33 de- grees. Yesterday's high was 20, the highest since .Monday and the temperature is expected to climb slightly higher today after a lo.v livs morning of slightly above zero. Saturday's low was five de- grees and was 10 degrees above that registered Thursday, the lowest of the season. On Wednesday and Friday morn- ings the low was minus two degrees. The forecast for today is for possible snow with the temperature to range from the mid-20s to the low 30s. Exterior view of Harmer House Convalescent Home at Marietta shows very little evidence cf tragic fire thai swept cross-shaped buildina Engine Room Of Tanker Is Pumped Dry SAX FRANCISCO Tne crew of the crippled tanker SS Connecticut, carrying 14 million gallons of jet fuel Saturday cleared its engine room of water which threatened to sink the ship. Tile 676-foot vessel and 43 persons aboard were not .vet out of danger, but heavy seas abated and the Coast Guard cutter Venturous dismissed oilier ships standing by. A heavy duty tug, the Pacific Mariner, was dispatched by the owner and reached the scene from San Pedro. Calif., with age pumps. Whether the v.il! he towed to shore is a decision to be made by its skipper, Capi. Lee W. Ayres. Cmdr. .T.L. Steinmertz, cap- tain of the Venturous, said the tanker would definitely need a tow because it was unable to start engines. Early Friday the Connecticut reported it was settling in the ocean, whipped by 70-mile-an- hour winds, because leaks flooded the propeller shaft a'ley and the engine room. As a result, the ship was without power. Type-Casting Effort Fails STEUBENVILLE, Ohio (UPI) The Steubenville Players, a local drama group in this Ohio River community, must had type casting on their minds while preparing for their next comedy, "Don't Drink the They invited local resident N'ick Jlininni to audition for the lead hut he declined. 3Iininni is superintendent of the Steubenville waterworks. Launching Of Satellite Is Failure CAPE KE.N.NEDY rocket carrying a commercial communications satellite in- sured against launcn failure misfired with a flash Saturday night and remained safely on the firing pad. Tha Comsat Corporation spacecraft, worth S6.5 million, apparently was not damaged. The Space Agency, which will be paid million for launch sen ices, said it did not know what caused the shutdown. Released After 27 Hours Five Held In Kidnaping Of Hkli School Girl TEXARKAXA, Ark. Five persons, including a 16- year-old girl, were in jail Saturday in the ransom kidnaping of an auburn-haired high school girl. The FBI and state investigators sought three other persons as accomplices Sheriff Leslie Greer of Miller County, Ark., said all five were being intensively questioned about the kidnaping of Karen Vickers, 16. daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Emmeit Vickers. Vickers i? a prosperous grocer. Karen, kidnaped Thurs- day night from her home, was released late Friday night from a mote! room after 27 hours v.'itn her abductors. At least part of the time she was tied up. She was not harmed and no ransom was paid. Grecr declined to say wheth- er any suspects had con- fessed. He did sayt '-We are making progress along those lines.'' The five held are Paul Lawrence Bryant, 21, of Dallast Hugh Malzac Smith, 26, of Texarkana, Tex.t Joe Willie Feggeti. 23, of Dallas: Martha Ann Robinson. IS, of Dallas and an unidentified 16-year-old girl. Jchnny Tasby. 21, of Lafay- ette County, Ark.t Booker T. Burkhalter, 24, of Dallas and a woman known only as "Tina'' were sought. FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover announced the names of those airested and sought. All are Negroes. They will be prosecuted on federal charges. Nearly 100 FBI agents, sheriffs' deputies, state police and municipal police, according to Sheriff Greer, worked on the casf without sleep from the time the girl was kidnaped until Sixteen jear old Karen is escorted from the office of a Texarkana motel an FBI agf-nt after she was held for 27 hours by kidnapers who demanded she was released. Texarkana is aiong tre Texas Arkansas border. tth.Ie Karen was kidnaped in Arkan- sas, she was held in a motel an ihe Texas side of the line. Smith, one of the first arrested, cooperated wiih invcf- tigaiors, went into the motel and talked Bryant, who was guarding the girl, into letting her go. Whiie Smith argued in room 7 of the motel with Brjant for an hour, Hebert Hoxie, in of the FBI in Arkr.nsaF. and police lieutenant c r o u n u-ne f.rst hand. The governor directed State Fire Mars'iul Tom S-des to make a "thorough investigation'1 11: Ihe fire Once !he investigation is com- Rhode- saici. all building regulations covenng nursing home-, would be reviewed. "I feel in the future we're to have to have the most Mringeni rules for the operation of nut 5-35 Rhodes said. The governor. however, declined io say whether he felt .-.tutv' and federal nursing home 1-eguiai pns were adequate or inadequate. Rim les said the home was in- sptcted on May 2. 1969 and at that t.me was fuliy staffed and up to state standards. "T.h.s is a day of sorrow for aii Ohio." said "Rhodes. "It is difiicuit to understand how a tragic situation as this occur- red The cause of the blaze has not been determined although it was believed to have started in a patient's room. Mayor John Burnworth said something in the building, ''the carpeting, ceiling or wall pro- duced unusually thick, heavy and toxic smoke." Fire investigators took sam- ples of the padding under ihe carpet and the wall pa.nt for iabora'o.-y analys-s V n prc-.s i inference in f'lVumbus. Presi- j'i-n r. V.iveier of ihe iii" n [fume ni. u ;iu- fire could from careless net ihe fault of the or the but of its rt heeler said. "It ita-.e i.een a patient n r -ii.ci most of the .'.as -moke damage, in to his tour of the fire- Ui 'w'.y place jou could see extreme heat was in one room where the fire .v.s-c'i." ite said. "Incidentally, pat.c-n- :s alive today-. I: ?fms io iw? what goes into m the form of :..at---r.a s trjt -eem to be the pr< V.e r. a (legal) coding of 'r.e s and ihe compo- n .TS r.: ic.oii- furn that w.i! 30 ar.d no: ir..s k.r.d n: s Ii might to a irj.kflng ir.a---.is. ar.d f.oors. It's to note that re d-rartmen! down there n because Mr-. Hall, m char.se o: v.r.en ine fire broke o.it. i ,5'-.._. d scovered the i.re -ensors sounded. Mrs ii. i d aides pulled a patien: a room that was on :-re. S.io s.nd she returned to her office to -use the tele- phone bui was turned back by the billowing jmoke. In addition to the Marietta Fire department units from Bolpre. Warren and Oak Grove, Ohio and Williamson. Parkers- burg and Vienna, W Va. called to the scene. Firemen were hampered by the heavy smoke along with (Confd On Page S-Sect. A) 'SPAPERf
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