Get 1 more page view just for clicking
to like us on Facebook
Advocate (Newspaper) - December 21, 1964, Victoria, Texas THE VICTORIA ADVOCATE 119th 228 TELEPHONE HI 1-UM VICTORIA, TEXAS, MONDAY, DECEMBER 21, 1S64 Znabllslwd 1MI 20 Cents Oil Plane Downed by Egypt Jets Said Owned By Houstonian CAIRO (AP) A private American oil company plane was shot down near Alexandria Saturday and the pilot, believed to be an American, and his Scandinavian co-pilot were killed, according to official in- formation pieced together Mon- day. The Egyptian government said the plane was shot down by Egyptian air force MIG fighter jets after it ignored repeated warnings to land and was about to leave Egyplian territory after flying 300 miles across the coun- try. The plane, reported to be a twin-engined Kairehild C82, crashed in Ihe salt marshes of the Nile delta. A U.S. emhassy spokesman said the plane apparently be- longed to the John W. Mecom Oil Company of Houston, Tex. Mecom has the oil wildcalting righls in the Hashemite king- dom of Jordan. Steps Uncertain The pilot was tentatively iden- tified only as Williams, believed to be an American. The co-pilot was identified as Kejel Krupp or Grupp, a Dane or a Swede. The spokesman declined to say what future steps the em bassy might lake pending com pleto investigation of Ihe inci- dent. It could further strain the already tense relations between the U.S. and Egyptian govern- ments. Both sides appeared to be making the best of an ugly and potentially disastrous incident following on the heels of the burning of the John F. Kennedy Memorial Library by a mob of African students in Cairo less than four weeks ago. Flight To Libya Tha plane, an American-regis- tered cargo aircraft, left Am- man, Jordan, on a flight to Benghazi, Libya, on Saturday morning, apparently one hour Started Over Lake The plane was shot down as it started across Lake Idku. David Dritzland, U.S. consul general at Alexandria, who reached the crash site Sunday afternoon, reported that the plane disintegrated on impact and pieces were scattered over 800 square yards. Eyewitnesses reported pieces were punctured with holes resembling bullet holes. One of the bodies was burned beyond recognilion. The other, whose features were recog. nizable, was described as grey- haired. CATTLE LOSSES cattle lie frozen to death or dying in snow-covered range county in eastern Montana, which had .been hit by a heavy storm. Some cattle suffocated from ice jammed in their moutlis and nostrils. These beeves were found 22 miles northwest of Glendive, Mont., of the hardest hit areas. Ranchers are continuing a battle against the weather to rescue cattle that managed to survive. (AP Photo) Bitter Cold Hanging on Over Plains By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Snow, sleet and rain created hazardous driving conditions Sunday over the Northeast and middle Atlantic states while new snows and cold in the upper Great Plains hampered live- stock rescue operations. In the Far Northwest, moun- tainous eastern Washington had up to 14 inches of snow, and coastal California was buffeted by heavy rain. Freezing condi- tions (hat extended as far south as the Gulf Coast began moder- ating, but cold weather contin- ued over the Midwest. More than 20 deaths, most of them in traffic accidents, were blamed on weather conditions. Snow spread into southern BOWMAN, N.D. (AP) "I've lived around here practically ail, my life, and I've never seen a storm like that one." Every slizzard memory of Russel Olson, 49, a rancher and farmer who oper- ates a spread near iiis little southwestern North Dakota town. It should. The savage storm which raked the northern Great Plains called in some areas the worst in nearly 40 years cost him at least 160 head of I was loading and I. only got after filing a night plan. Egyp- and central New England, with tian authorities normally take-' one week lo approve a flight plan and there appeared little doubt that the authorities here were not promptly informed of the plane's impending arrival over Egyptian territory. The plane was picked up by Egyptian radar after it started across the Sinai Desert south of Aqaba and two Egyptian MIG fighlcrs interrepted it at a.in. and directed it to land at Cairo Airport. After starling to set down, the plane resumed its northwesterly course and head- ed toward Alexandria, where- upon the MIGs gave chase again, according (o official re- ports. Driving was perilous through most of the Northeast. Temper- ature readings ranged from zero in northern Maine to 20 above along the coast. New York City had more than three inches of snow Sunday with more falling. But traffic moved well. Some men worked to keep streets open. Washington, D.C., received rain, sleet and snow that creat- ed hazardous driving conditions for several hours before rising temperatures cleared streets and highways. Accidents resulting from icy road conditions ware numerous. Four members of a family died near Wheeling, W. Va., when their station wagon collided with a truck on slush-covered U. S. 40. California reported at Jeast 10 traffic deaths occurred as a re- sult of roads made slippery by rain. Icy highways were blamed for five deaths in Washington, three in traffic and two in sle- dding accidents. INDEX Abby.......... 2 Editorial Astrology........ 7 Goren Classified 18-UMovies Comics 135ports Crossword U Tefcviiion
Once upon a time newspapers were our main source of information. Now those old newspapers are a reliable source for hundreds of years of history and secrets of the past. Now you can search for people, places, and events without the hassle of sorting through mountains of papers!
Newspaper Archive is the world's largest online newspaper database featuring over 130 million newspaper pages. Plus our database expands by one newspaper page per second for a total of around 2.5 million pages per month! The value of your membership grows along with it.
Those looking to find out more about their forefathers can empower their genealogy search with Newspaper Archive. Within our massive database, users can search ancestors' names for news stories and obituaries. We must understand our past to understand our future!
24 hours a day Monday-Saturday
Your full introductory membership payment will be credited toward the cost of full membership any time you choose to upgrade!
"It is amazing how easy and exciting it is to access all of this information! I found hundreds of articles about my relatives from Germany! Well worth the subscription!" - Michael S.
"I love this site. It's interesting to read articles about different family members. I've found articles as well as an obituary about an uncle who passed away before I was born, and another about a great aunt. It's great for helping with genealogy." - Patricia T.
"A great research tool. Allows me to view events and gives me incredible insight into the stories of the past." - Charles S.