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   Titusville Herald  (Newspaper) - March 11, 1964, Titusville, Pennsylvania                              No Flooding Wwtern Pennsylvania Part ly cloudy today with a few taow flurries higher elevations the forenoon High 34 to 40 Coetidera ble cloudiness and warmertaught with alittle light snow Low 25 to 32 Thursday partly cloudy and a little warmer Temperature OB Page Five CENTS PublUhed in the Birthplace of the Oil Firtt Daily Paper in the Oil 1865 TITUSVILLE PA WEDNESDAY MORNING MARCH 111964 Widespread Flooding J O In West Part of State Central Penna T Also Suffers 60 Families Are Evacuated At Renovo By The Associated Press Rivers and streams in central and western Pennsylvania spill ed over their banks Tuesday creating major flood situations in several communities Lowland areas along the West Branch of the Susquehanna Riv er appeared to be hardest hit but the mighty Ohio River and one of its main tributaries the Allegheny also rose above Hood levels Sixty families in Renovo were evacuated to improvised refugee centers About 37 persons from lowlying areas of Lock Haven found shelter in the state college there Some parts of Renovo were reported under four feet of wa ter One foot of water stood in the business section of Lock Haven The FederalState River Fore casting Service said the Susque hanna West Branch began crest ing at Clearfield at 5 p m At that time the water stood at 128 Later a crest of 212 feet was reported at Renovo flood stage 16 and a crest of 265 feet55 feet flood stage was seen about midnight at Lock Haven The level at Lock Haven was the highest in H years Although the Susquehanha rose above flood stage at all points north of Sunbury most river towns were protected by dikes and In communities along the West Branch business and other normal activity a stand still The Allegheny was in flood from Warren to Pittsburgh where itjoins the Monongahela to form the Ohio River The Ohio rose past 27 feet at Pitts burgh Flood stage there is 25 feet Weather forecasters said serious flood conditions could be expected along the Ohio from Pittsburgh to Wheeling WVa Downtown Clearfield was evacuated and schools were dosed Thirty elderly residents of the CharMund nursing home near Orangeville were evacuated Tuesday night hi five ambu lances when water from Fishing Creek covered the road to the home and began running into the basement At Bloomsburg the river had reached a level of 20 feet at II pm Flood stage is between 21 and 22 feet It was expected to crest Wednesday at 225 feet N Hampshire State Lottery Is Endorsed CONCORD NH AP The nations only statesponsored lot tery was given an overwhelm ing endorsement Tuesday by voters in the New Hampshire primary With 67 of 302 precincts re porting a local option question on the sale of sweepstakes tick ets was approved 29694 to 7229 Tickets for the first running of the sweepstakes next Sept 12 may be sold only at three race tracks and in state liquor stores in those communities that ap proved such sales in Tuesdays balloting Only 42 communities have liquor stores The state hopes to reap mil lion annually from the venture and distribute it to schools The prizes will be for per sons holding tickets on the win ning horse for second place and 525000 for third Navy Plane Lands Safely HONOLULU AP A Navy fourengine plane landed safely under Coast Guard air escort Tuesday after sending out a dis tress call 625 miles at sea with 14 passengers aboard The C118 flying from Kodiak Alaska arrived at Barbers Point at pm Two Coast Guard cutters had been placed in readiness if the plane was forced down at sea Two Coast Guard aircraft flew out and met the CHS The pilot hadreported one en gine was backfiring and he was losing perssure in the other three Floods Wind Snow Beset Eastern U S By Tkt Associated Preu March storms lashed broad areas in the eastern half of the nation Tuesday with a mixture of floods torrential rains heavy snow and destructive winds The swirling flcodwaters and rampaging elements left a trail of at least 13 dead in the Mid west and East and drove thou sands from their homes Dam age mounted swiftly into the millions of dollars An Ohio River flood threaten ing to become the fourth worst in the valleys history forced the evacuation of thousands from their homes in Ohio Indiana and Kentucky There were four flood deaths Business establishments in Cincinnati and Louisville were hard hit Business operations also were halted in many oth er towns along the swollen Ohio River The floodwaters closed major highways The worst flood in 14 years was in the making along the rainswollen waters of the Sus quehanna Rivers west branch in central Pennsylvania Schools and many business es tablishments closed The Red Cross and Civil Defense mobil ized for possible emergencies The swiftly developing floods were triggered by cloudbursts Louisville had a record 69S in ches of rain in 24 hours and Cincinnati 514 inches Poplar Bluff Mo was drenched with eight inches Heavy snow sleet and twist ing winds hit other large sec tions of the eastern half of the nation the violent weather pattern The storms closed schools disrupted com munications and created hazardous driving conditions Winds with gusts up to 60 miles an hour hit the Baltimore Md area toppling trees knocking down signs and snap ping power lines THE DRAKE Westinghouse Strike Action Authorized PITTSBURGH AP collar workers at Westinghouse Electric CorpsEast Pittsburgh Works authorized strike action Tuesday night to protest planned layoffs of workers morial Hall in Pittsburghs Oak land section voted to 186 in favor of a strike But no date for a strike was set The employes are members of the Association of Westinghouse Salaried Employes which rep resentsabout 3600 technical and professional employes Thomas F OLeary president of the association said This permission of the mem bership to call a strike will be used with the greatest amount of discretion humanly possible in a situation as grave as this If a strike deadline is set it will be done by the unions exe cutive board In addition to the strike au thorization vote the members voted to refuse all overtime work under present conditions Commenting on the union vote General Manager J M Wallace of the East Pittsburgh Works said The strike at East Pitts burgh would cost us orders and lose more Jobs With the plant in the red we have no alternative but to carry out the necessary cost reduction program The strike will do nothing to solve the problem Head Committee HARRISBURG AP The Democratic State Committee Tuesday named former Gov George M Leader Gladwyne and Mrs Rita W Kane Pitts burgh to head its April 28 prim ary campaign committee Plastic Helmets For State Police HARRISBURG AP Penn sylvania state police will wear protective plastic helmets hence forth on duty whsre the officers are in jeopardy The helmets will be blue with the goldletter ed words State Police and a gold Commonwealth coatof arms Fryburg Boy Dies Result Of Wounds CLARION Pa AP Keith Eisenman 15 of Fryburg shot I in the abdomen Saturday while hunting with two younger cous ins died Tuesday in Clarion Hospital Jack Levery a State Game Commission representative said Keith and his nineyearold cous in Dean Eiseriman of Venus RD 1 were facing each other while loading their 22 caliber rifles When Dean closed the chamber of his weapon it acci dentally discharged Lavery said Deans brother Bryan ad ministered first aid while Dean went for help The boys were hunting fox and crows in Wash ington Twp Given State Post HARRISBURG AP Gov Scranton Tuesday named S Cober Braucher of Somerset as deputy secretary of property and supplies at an annual salary of Cober presently director of the Bureau of Administrative Services in the department suc ceeds Thomas J Brennan who left his state post to go into pri vate industry The appointment is effective Wednesday Psychiatrist Says Ruby Was Insane Didnt Know Nature of Act He Testifies By EVERETT DALLAS Tex de fense psychiatric witness testi fied Tuesday that Jack Ruby definitely was legally insane when he killed Lee Harvey Os wald accused assassin of Pres ident John F Kennedy In response to a question from chief defense attorney Melvin Belli Dr Manfred Gutt macher 65 chief medical offi cer for the Baltimore Md criminal courts declared of Ruby I dont think he was capable of distinguishing be tween right and wrong or knew the nature and quality of his act at the time of the homi cide The tall bald psychiatrist thus bolstered the defense claim that Ruby is innocent of Os walds murder by reason of temporary insanity Belli asked Dr Guttamcher Q What do you think hap pened at the time Jack Ruby shot Lee Harvey Oswald A I think were dealing with a very abnormal individual with a very abnormal personality structure who has a very weak ego structure and was under a very great emotional impact for a couple of days I think he was struggling to keep his sanity during this period I think he hadan unusual amount of in volvement in the whole tragedy and I thinkhe came upon this perpetrator of the assassination and with this a disruption of his ego I think there was a psy chotic episode All his de fenses crumbled and his hostile the Democrats Open Fight To Balk UC But Republicans Set Senate Stage for Vote HARRISBURG Democrats opened an allout battle Tuesday to block passage of Gov Scrantons unemploy ment compensation program forcing the bills to be read for nearly two hours But Republicans overrode the parliamentary roadblocks and set the stage for a possible showdown vote Friday Democrats turned to a rarely observed constitutional mandate requiring the bills to be read at length on the floor to delay the GOP timetable Only after Senate reader Rob ert Hoke of Millersburg had completed one hour and 45 min utes of reading did Minority Whip William J Lane DWash ington withdraw the Democrat ic motion Hoke said itwas the first time in his 14 years as reader in the chamber that he was required to read bills at length The usual procedure is to read only the titles Senate Majority Leader James S Berger RPotter said the target date for a final vote on the controversial UC prc Lodge Is Surprise Hampshire Winner U S Plane Believed S hot Down Bomber Missing In Germany Three Men Aboard Craft WiESBADEN Germany AP US reconnaissance bomb er disappeared Tuesday and the Air Force said it was be lieved shot down over East Ger many apparently near the cen tral Berlin air corridor A civilian pilot in the area re ported he had seen what looked like an attack dive by a jet fighter probably a Sovietmade MIG17 The pilot said he had seen a flash as if the jet had fired rockets but was unable to see the target i The Air Force said the recon naissance bomber was un armed There were three men aboard the twinjet Douglas RB66 The Air Force said the unarmed fore and focused on this one in dividual with the homicide re sulting Earlier another defense psy chiatrist Dr Martin Towler had testified that Ruby was sub ject to blackout seizures during which he would perform as an automaton Civil Rights Groups Shun Malcolm X NEW YORK AP Many leaders of the established civil rights groups have laid an un welcome mat at the door where Maicolm X erstwhile Black Muslim leader plans to enter the civil rights fight But a prominent Negro at torney viewed the detection of Malcolm X from the black supremacy religious group as an act which threatens the ex istence of established leaders in the Negro movement and could change the nature of the move ment In bolting the parent organi zation to form his own mosque the fiery Negro who was No 2 in the Black Muslim hierarchy said he will tell civil rights groups what a real revolution means He said he would accept invitations to join civil rights forces in and promote active self defense against white supremacists Fire Starts This Tornado A twister generated by high winds and intense heat of a brush fire roars down on home fore ground of Mrs Patricia Slocum in Santa Bar bara Calif The twister flattened the home and injured Mrs Slocum Some 600 acres were black ened expected to give the package second reading Wednesday rest Thursday and come back Friday for final debate The UC program reached the floor Tuesday after a month of study and revision by the Senate Labor and Industry Committe Five major amendments were adopted by committee to the original version of the measure At istrations proposal to extend coverage of the blind veterans pension1 act also was reported out ofcommittee without amendments The newbill would include veterans blinded by sickness and disease as well as those i los ing their sight from wounds Says Labor Must Adjust To Change PHILADELPHIA automation holds the promise of eliminating poverty president Charles E Beck of Philco Corp said Tuesday This means he told a Temple University convocation that since we cant slow automa tion we have no alternative but to make our labor I include all kinds of workers more flexible Workers in his view must be prepared to change their place of employment their res idence and even their occupation more often than their parents did From this kind of flexibility will come the essential security of a more continuous income and shorter periods of unem ployment he said Beck listed unemployment compensation the seniority sys tem pension rights and home ownership as tending to root owners in the barren soil of the declining industry region He said two things seem clear the desire for economic secur ity wiil not dimmish and the pace of automation will not slow If a single word characterizes todays economy the word is change he said Tennessee ElectsWoman KNOXVILLE Tenn AP Voters in Tennessees tradition ally Republican 2nd District sent Mrs Irene Bailey Baker GOP nominee to Congress Tues day to serve the unexpired term of her late husband RepHow ard H Baker Mrs Baker defeated Willard Yarbrough Knoxville newspa perman who had made a spirit ed bid to become the first Dem ocrat since IS55 to represent the east Tennessee district With 302 precincts of a total of 303 the unofficial count was Mrs Baker 40841 Yarbrough 31860 James Potter a Hunts ville building contractor run jning as an independent trailed with 585 votes BritaiiisQueenElizabeth And New Son Doing Well from ToulRosieres France and that the crew had been briefed to fly a practice mission over West Germany The central Berlin corridor is one of the air lanes reserved for Allied planes flying over Com munist territory between Berlin and West Germany The Air Force said an uniden tified aircraft had entered the air defense identification zone and had not re sponded to instructions to re verse course The aircraft con tinued on into East Germany at pm the Air Force add ed On Jan 28 a US T39 trainer vanished on a flight from Wies baden and the Russians an nounced on the following day that their fighters had forced it down near Erfurt 140 miles northeast of Wiesbaden The T39 crashed and burned killing the three occupants Sec retary of State DeanRusk called that incident a shocking and senseless act The Russi ans rejected the protest and termed the flight of the T3S a gross provocation and a clear intrusion Morrisville Woman New Mrs Penna ALLENTOWN Pa AP Mrs Raymond Low 35yearold green eyed brunette of Morris ville was selected as Mrs Pennsylvania Tuesday night Runnerup was Mrs John C Shumberger III of Allentown Mrs Low a mother of four ranging in age from six to 13 wacrowned by last years Mrs Pennsylvania Mrs Raymond Trice of Stroudsburg Her hobbies are gardening handcraft knitting and cooking She is a soprano soloist in the Morrisville Presbyter ian I Church She took first place in the table setting and meal planning poise personality and good grooming events Mrs Shumberger won the baking event and tied in the sewing By GALE LONDON third son was born Tuesday night to Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip He immediately became third in line for the throne behind Prince Charles 15 and Prince Andrew 4 Princess Anne 13 who had been third in the line of prece dence moved down to fourth The queen was safely deliv ered of a son at pm this evening said a Bulletin from Buckingham Palace Her Maj esty and the infant prince are both well This was signed byfive physi cians headed by Sir John Peel 59 the surgeon gynecologist who has attended the birth of all the queens children The babys weight was not announced in the initial bullet in There was speculation that he would be called James The queen is 37 Her younger sister Princess Margaret is expecting a second child within the next month or two A cousin the Princess Alexandra gave birth to her first child Feb 29 The Duchess of Kent wife of another cousin also is expecting The queens baby as yet un named is the second child born to a reigning sovereign since Queen Victoria gave birth to Princess Beatrice in 1857 Prince Andrew bom in 1960 was the other RFKPlans To Quit After Fall Election Future Course Not Decided He Tells Pupils WASHINGTON AP Atty Gen Robert F Kennedy said Tuesday he will not remain in his Cabinet post after the No vember election Im not going to remain as attorney general after Novem ber Kennedy told a pupil who questioned him as he addressed a junior high assembly Kennedy previously had said he will stay on the job until the election but had not specifical iysaid he would resign then He also has said he hasnt made up his mind about his plans after November Kennedy has been mentioned prominently as a potential Dem ocratic vicepresidential candi date Discouraging an effort to write his name on the New Hampshire ballot for that post Kennedy said last week the choice of a vicepresidential candidate should be left to Pres ident Johnson Boy 9 Slips And Drowns STEUBENVILLE Ohio AP Nineyearold Terry Lee Black burn drowned Tuesday in Cross Creek which overflowed its banks because of heavy rains The Jefferson County sheriffs office said the boy was playing along the creek bank with his 15 yearold brother Frank wheni Terry apparently slipped and fell in Efforts by the 15yearold to reach his younger brother were unsuccessful The drowning occurred at Broadacre a half mile from the boys home and 10 miles west of here Scott Prepared For Filibuster WASHINGTON the Senate goes into roundthe clock sessions on the civil rights biils U S Sen Hugh Scolt RPa is prepared with a cot a coffee pot and canned food in his office The opponents of the bill can filibuster for weeks or months Scott said Tuesday in announcing the new office equipment He predicted the bill will pass eventually Tony Grosso Plans Appeal PITTSBURGH AP Defense motions for a new trial or judg ment of acquittal for Tony Gros so convicted on a series of gamb ing tax charges were denied Tuesday in U S District Court Defense Attorney James E Mc Laughiirt then filed notice of ap peal to the Third Circuit Court Grosso 50 of suburban Mount Lebanon was convicted Saturday night and was sentenced Monday to nine years in prison and was fined Shippenville WomanKilled CLARION Pa AP A headen collision of a car and a tractortrailer on Route 322 at nearby Shippcnviiie Tuesday night killed the driver of the Kathryn LaVan 52 of Ship penville died in Clarion Hospi tal about four hours after the crash Give Lodge Solid Edge Goldwater No 2 And Rockefeller Places Third By JACK BELL CONCORD NH y Cabot Lodge the Johnson idministrations man in Saigon oiled to a smashing writein ictory Tuesday night i n New Hampshires Republican presi lential primary The ambassador 61 oldest man in current competition for either partys presidential nom nation flattened three major competitors in a stunning sweep if the nations first test of Re mblican sentiment at the polls Running behind him were two opflight contestants for the jOP nomination Sen Barry Goldwater RAriz and New York Gov Nelson Al Rockefel er whose names were on ma chine and paper ballots In fourth place was Richard M Nixon the 1960 presidential nominee a beneficiary like Lodge of a writein campaign Goldwaters New Hampshire director Stewart Lamprey con ceded the Arizona senator had lost the primary to Lodge President Johnson piled up comfortable vote in a sideshow of Democratic voting to quiet fears of some of his friends he might prove less popular among voters writing their names in than Alty Robert F Ken nedy In the Republican contest the tally from 141 of the states 302 precincts was Lodge 14870 Goldwater 11846 Rockefeller 10117 Nixon 8068 Lodge also took a lead in the contest for supporters in the states 14vote GOP convention delegation With returns in from about 14 per cent of the precincts 14 del egates favoring Lodge were run ning ahead Goldwater told campaign workers in Washington he wont consider the election finally de cided until they count al of the votes for the delegates But he added I must have goofed some pJace In New York Rockefeller con ceded defeat and challenged Lodge to come home and join actively in the fight for the nom ination He said Lodge had only proved he was a New England favorite son Lodge who spent the day on the field trip in South Viet Nam with Defense Secretary Robert S McNamara was expected to review later the results of his amazing showing His son George told report ers in Concord he was certain would heed Pilot Plant To Test Feasibility Of Extracting Gasoline From Coal AP Means Associated Press WASHINGTON AP Re search in production of gasoline jfrom coal in commercial quan tities is yielding results better than expected the Interior De partment reports j And testimony made public 1 Tuesday by a House appropria jtions subcommittee indicated a I decision will be made early next year whether to build a pilot plant to test the feasibility of a coaltogasoline process A contract to develop gasoline I from coa at prices competitive with regular gasoline was awarded by the Interior Depart ment last Aug 30 to the Con solidation Coal Co Pittsburgh It is part of the departments research program to find new uses for coal In a statement submitted lo the subcommittee the depart ments Office of Coal Research said good progress has been made on the contract with preliminary indications of bet ter results than originally con templated It said planning and engineer ing work has already begun on the pilot plant which will be built if the present laboratory work is successful The department plans to spend million on the coo tract in the current fiscal year ending June 30 and has asked Congress to appropriate mil lion for work in the year which begins July 1 G Edward Larson chief of the division of Contracts and Ad ministration in the Office of Coal Research said that some time after next Jan 1 we be lieve we will reach a point of major decision on the contract going ahead with the pilot plant He told the subcommittee this is why the department needs the million for the next fiscal year If Consolidation Coal does not have the million in hand Laraoc said construction of the pilot plant could not begin fed thta it vital part of cowidtrttJoa b He would not guess if or when his father might return to the United States Work Force Will Be Cut PHILADELPHIA AP West inghouse Electric Corp is reduc ing its work force of 7600 em ployes at its steam divisions in suburban Lester A spokesman for the corpora tion said Tuesday he could not give an estimate of the number of employes to be laid off but the payroll would be reduced on a selective basis L E Hedrick vice president and general manager said 1963 earnings were extremely poor the steam divisions showed no profit last year in fact it had substantial losses Allegheny Co Budget Higher PITTSBURGH AP Al legheny County adopted Tuesday rwocrd bud get of for The real estate tax mamed H lor MM fiftfe consecutive   

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