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   Port Angeles Evening News (Newspaper) - August 7, 1969, Port Angeles, Washington                                August 1969 Resort area flattened Tornado toll 12 in Minnesota 103rd Issue of 54th Year 16 Pages 10 Cents Viet Cong Balloting 70 to 27 attacks Safeguard wins final AP Tor nadoes that clawed through forests and lakeside re sorts of northern Minnesota left at least 12 dead and search crews hunted today for other Four or more of the victims were at a retreat operated by a church group from It was believed the toll would rise when workers uncovered more Several fishermen also were unaccounted for after the series of twisters swept down about dinner time Wednesday Hundreds of persons were in jured and 43 remained hospital ized About eight tornadoes swirled onto some of the states most popular resort from Bralnerd to the Duluth a stretch of 100 One of the worsthit spots was this resort a town of 300 that triples in size each summer as vacationers flock to One twister shredded homes and summer cottages on Roos evelt just outside Its a its plain lev said a sheriffs deputy who surveyed the lakeside Civil Air Patrol Al Si mon sen got an aerial view and described the splintered wreck age as a mile and a half wide in some It was a bad related who said hed for merly lived at Sioux and hadnt seen as bad a storm in that area known locally as tornado Two of those killed were The and Arthur lifelong Lu theran missionaries who nad celebrated their golden wedding anniversary four years Pastor Olson was China branch director for the Lutheran World Federation before retiring in Their Harold also was killed when the storm hit the church camp at Roosev elt George 43yearold own er of a lake resort devastated north of said there were 50 persons in 10 of his Two of the occupants were He said he heard of the torna do ran to tell vacation ers at the then headed for Tax reform supporters expect big yes9 vote WASHINGTON AP Spon sors of a massive tax reform and relief bill predicted it will get votes like motherhood as the House headed toward voting on the In debate members have criti cized individual but there has been little indication of votes against the overall is not open to amendment except by the Ways and Means It will get votes like mother Sam D a Ways and Means mem told Who can vote against giving everybody at least a 5 per cent tax cut The vote to send the bill to the Senate was expected late A 265145 procedural vote Wednesday killed any chance of opening up the bill to general This scuttled the plan of some members to try to knock out a provision extending the income surtax at 5 per cent for the first six months of The Ways and Means Com mlttee had two amendments considered certain of One puts into effect its lastmin ute change in the bill to make tax rate reductions it says will insure a 5 per cent cut to The other changes the method of calculating depletion on oil The effect is to encourage ultimate production of oil from still in pilot During Tuesdays sev eral members from oil produc ing states criticized the bills provision to cut the oil depletion But George who led off the said he is overall for the legis The fight over oil depletion is considered certain to be re newed in the Bush said he thinks in this the committee went too Defenders of the depletion al lowance say it is needed to en courage exploration for more petroleum George D said he is concerned that some of the provisions on oil may be damaging not only to the oil but the general economy of the But Thomas ONeill complaining there is no real tax reform said the changes in oil depletion are a joke and nothing is done about drilling allow Space veterans to head flights Olympic plane crash kills 3 AP Two civilian biologists and their Army pilot were killed Wednes day when the plane they were using to track migrating elk crashed on the Olympic Penin The dead were Jerry Lewis Paul Mart a biologist for the Bureau of Sport Fisheries and Wildlife and Doug a State Game Department re search team project Martin and Pierson lived in They were on a routine flight following the movement of elk herds which had been equipped with small radio The singleengine light military plane went down in a wooded area about five miles north of Lake Their bodies were flown by Army helicopter to the militarys Madigan General SPACE Houston AP The first American in space and the man who has spent the most time there will command moonlanding flights in the space agency Navy James Lovell who has more space hours than any other will command the Apollo 13 flight to the moon scheduled for next the agency announced Navy Alan Shepard who put America Into space with a 15minute flight in 1961 and hasnt flown will command the Apollo 14 moon landing scheduled for next Space rookies fill in the bal a nee of both Navy Thomas Pt Mattingly and civilian Fred Haise will fly with Lovell on Apollo With Shepard on Apollo 14 will be Air Force Stuart and Navy Ed gar The Apollo 12 crew had al ready been All it is commanded by Charles Conrad and includes Richard Gordon and Alan Apollo 12 Is scheduled for Lovells flight will be to the mysterious lunar highlands area called Fra just south of the moons equator and just west of This will be the first attempt to land in the mountains of the Shepard and his crew are scheduled to land in Censoriu a crater just east of the Sea Guest list of Tranquillity landing site of Apollo Apollo 12s destination is the Ocean of in the western part of the Shepards selection climaxes a battle to overcome an ear ail ment that threatened to ground him The 45 year old astronaut flew into space for 15 minutes in riding a Mercury capsule atop a Redstone rocket 116 miles over the Tourist couple getting out of trailer and onto bicycle built for two for cruise around the town Old home of Eve ning News getting remodeled Two couples leaving taurant in huff after waiting half hour for table service Tourist leaving Front Street store Things are a lot less expensive here than at Navy De stroyer departing this morn ing after onenight hospital SAIGON AP The Viet Cong staged two sensational tacks penetrating the supposedly secure base at Cam Ranh hurling bombs and firing rifles at hospital pa and setting off a bomb In front of an Americanrun lan guage school in Casual ties were heavy in The Command said two Americans were killed and 57 wounded as the Viet Cong ram paged through a blocklong Army convalescent hospital In Cam Ranh 195 miles north east of All except four of the wounded were The four were members of the hospital The Viet Cong did not lose a Military spokesmen said Viet Cong terrorists set off a 60 pound bomb in front of the lan guage school in killing eight Vietnamese and wounding including 23 Air Force Three of the Americans were The dead were five civilians and three Of the 30 were Vietnamese six were Vietnamese civilians and three were Thai Damage to buildings was heavy in both Associat ed Press Writer Rick Merron reported from Cam Ranh Bay that more than a dozen build ings were destroyed or dam including several two officers barracks and the In a spokesman said the school was 30 per cent de stroyed and 14 other buildings were heavily damaged or de It was the first serious terrorist attack in Saigon since June when a bomb wrecked a government postal The spokesman reported the escaping terrorists planted boo by traps wrapped in pink paper and at least one other bomb In the neighborhood but all failed to Cam Ranh Bay was consid ered the most secure of all bases in and the at tack caught the Americans by There were 732 patients in the most of them recover ing from illnesses rather than battle First reports said 99 Americans were wound ed and 10 others were Later the wounded toll was re and a Command spokesman said he had no re ports of any The huge coastal base at Cam Ranh Bay has been considered the American installation in Vietnam least vulnerable to at It was for that reason that it was picked as the site for President Lyndon Johnsons two visits to in Octo ber 1966 and December The Command said it was the first time the hospital had been attacked in the three years it has been operating and was the first attack on the Cam Ranh peninsula in nearly a test vote in Senate Deploying system approved Artwork admired Bob cast an admiring eye on the Clallam Indian Thunder bird designed by John Lower who finished his work today at Dry Lreek School where 50 Indian children have been working on handicraft projects the past three weeks under a Community Action Council Hams Brick was a News Enforcement of gambling law to remain unchanged Dinner for astronauts to be splendiferous WASHINGTON White He use planning is splendiferous for the Apollo 11 astronauts din ner in Los Angeles with a guest list of including the 50 gov Charles Llno bergh and Jack The black tie dinner Wednes day at 8 at the Century Plaza Hotel will be 10 times anything ever held at the White No one knows yet how much it will but President Nixon is springing for the Lunar mission astronauts Neil Edwin Aldrin and Michael Collins will find their way to the table through ticker tape parades in New York and They get out of quar antine the entertainment have been decided by the White House so cial and protocol But the a favorite with Nixon will produce the furnishing the crystal and tableware as The White House asked for mer Presidents Harry Tru man and Lyndon Johnson to be Truman sent his re grets for health John son said he wouldnt come be cause his Lady would be out of the country iting President John Kennedys Jacque line Onassls also sent The guest list is intended to reflect a cross section of Ameri ca with a heavy dose of con gressmen and aviation pioneers The menu salmon poached in champagne and garnished with oysters and trufflesfil let of baby car California bibb lettuce sal ad with mixed and an ice cream dessert called Claire de Lune One sprinkler saves a mill A single sprinkler head was credited by the city fire depart ment with probably saving the Olympic Cedar Mill atFrontand Cherry streets Welders working in the green chain area of the plant ignited a large area of dry wood and but a sprinkler held the blaze in check until firemen That man paid for his ler a spokesman explaining it had saved the mill owner from costly damage and mill The fire was reported at Shipyard gets million WASHINGTON The billion military construction authorization bill passed by the House contained million in improvements for the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard at But a new million wood working ship for the yard was not despite a plea by Floyd who said in a speech from the House floor it was the key factor to the yards capabilit ies for work on nuclear No changes in enforcement of state gambling laws in Clallam County are planned by its pros ecuting Nathan He released lowing statement today As far as I know there is no problem of gambling in Clal lam The attorneygeneralhasgiv en an opinion relative to the gam bling statutes in this state which indicate no gambling of any type is These laws have been of record for many years and are as antiquated as the horse and I have contacted other prose cuting attorneys and I am sure there will be some test cases filed which will probably go to the Supreme Court of the State of There have been cases in other jurisdictions where pie play coin operated machines were not considered gambling I do not see any harm in card games and raf fles and although some of the prosecutors of this state have made a big thing out of enforce ment of gambling against pinto 11 machines they have ignored all other forms of The thing that bothers me is rationalizing the attorney gen erals opinion with horse As we are all horse ing is allowed in this state and is considered legal because somebody convinced the legisla ture that it wasnt This is Inmyopin ior horse racing is the larg est form of gambling in the State of There is no con sistancy in saying that one form of gambling is gambling and other form of gambling is not I think it is up to the State Legislature to take some defin ite action on gambling II horse racing is why isnt bingo or dog racing or plnball machines or card rooms In other if you wager or lose your money in any form other than horse racing it is ille you can wager and lose on the ponies and that is I am sure that the small amount of gambling in Clallam County Is no threat to the health and welfare of this commun Strict enforcement presents an insoluable situation and would be Most of the prosecuting at torneys In the smaller conn ties are assuming this same Firemen stay away from fire houses AP striking firemen stayed away from Garys 12 fire houses today at the risk of suspensions or demo tions in a wage dispute with the City Mayor Richard Hatcher had set a 7 CDT deadline for firemen to return to their He called an 11 ing of the City Board of Public Works and Safety and said lie would ask the board to reduce strikers of lieutenants rank or higher back to a privates grade and to suspend all Firemen met with city offi cials early today at the home of a Gary attorney in an attempt to settle the twodayold strike but they rejected a compromise proposal to man four fire sta tions Negro mayor of one of the nations biggest predomi nantly Negro industrial said he felt Civil Defense work ers and neighboring fire merits could protect the city ad equately and he saw no need to call for National Guard The mayor issued his ultima turn Wednesday after a series of fires suspected as arson and scuffling between striking fire men and Virtually all of the citys 283 firemen are members of Local 3 Gary Firefighters Associa which is seeking a raise to a The Coun cil has offered Firemen struck Tuesday after wives of two firemen were ar rested for blocking a fire station WASHINGTON Presi dent Nixons Safeguard antibal Ustlc missile ABM defense system won a third Senate test Its backers 70 to an effort to bar deploy ment of the systems missiles while permitting Installation of Its radars and The coming on top of two dramatic votes sealed the verdict for the cur rent round on the ABM and opened the way for the Senate to proceed to other parts of the billion milltaryprocurement authorization Rejected was an amendment fy Thomas put forth as an effort to compromise the Senates basic ABM split but scorned by both sides during the long Another ford said I se riously doubt that Safeguard will ever be And John Sherman Coop one of the leaders of the antiSafeguard said he doubts the Pentagon expects to be able to deploy Safeguard Cooper told reporters the Pen tagon plans to spend mil lion this year on advanced anti ballistic re beyond al though the sum is not mentioned in the report on the legislation currently before the The decisive ABM months of controversy and weeks of came Wednes day on two somewhat similar amendments aimed at barring deployment of the Safeguard system but continuing ABM re Neither would have ed any of the million ear marked for the ABM In the billion military procurement au thorization bilL The offered by Mar garet Chase failed on a 5050 Vice Presi dent Spiro Agnew cast a 51st but unnecessary negative Smiths proposal was to bar any further spending except for components such as radars and Then the Senate voted 5149 against the amendment by Cooper and Philip who lave led the year long fight against Their proposal would have limited the Safeguard program to research and development with no de ployment or site Clinton D and John ended their silence on the ABM to join the administration in opposing the Makah water contract let Henry Jackson and Warren Magnuson an nounced today the awarding of the first phase contract for wa ter systems improvement at the Makah Indian Reservation at Neali The contract was awarded to Bay Septic by the Department of Education and In Amchitka nuclear site PreAleut culture found AMCHITKA Alaska AP An archeologist says work being done Ln preparation for an underground nuclear test on Amchitka Island has turned up evidence of a culture which predates the Roger said that he and his crew had found arti facts of a definitely preAleut some years Aleuts are the natives of the Aleutian Island Desautels told newsmen who toured the Atomic Energy Com mission installation that indica tions had been found of a whole culture not associated with the Alaska He said there was evidence it was associated with the culture which existed thousands of years ago on the Northern Japanese And he said his dig gings showed these people had lived on Amchitka about years Desautels and ids four helpers are pushing to finish work on half a dozen sites near ground zero for the Milrow an underground blast expected to be just over one megaton in and scheduled for The archeologist said he had found 79 but is cuiicen tratlng on the ones in the vicin ity of the test Meanwhile another scientist on the Melvin said he thinks a lot of wor ries have been exaggerated in connection with the which lie said is slated for an effects evaluation said it was obvious there will be some damage to the But he emphasized tiat the damage was expected to be and said frankly the test is ix determine Merritt said the greatest danger to wildlife is just peo He said the AEC is trying to do as little as possible to dis turb the ecology of a 42 mile long island which is part of the Aleutian lands National Wildlife   

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