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News-Palladium, The (Newspaper) - December 27, 1965, Benton Harbor, MichiganBiggest buy for Reader and for advertiser final edition Benton Harbor Mich. Monday december 27, 1965 40 pages Price 7 cents weather forecast cold Snow. Low tonight 8 to 18. Cloudy tuesday High 17 io24. Temperatures readings from Sun. Noon o Mon. Noon 12 11. 28 i p. In. P. M. 52 m. ,1 a. A. 20 6 a. A. 23 9 a. A. M 12 a. 31 High 31, at ii . Low 19 Al 1 . Five die in area Holiday crashes 3 fathers killed in Berrien gift for Mother of siamese twins mrs. Robyn Mantoya who gave birth to siamese twins Christmas Day in los Angeles receives a 20th birth Day gift from husband Gerald 20, yesterday. The twin girls joined at the Abdomen were surgically separated in a three hour operation Hospital spokesmen said they have a 50-50 Chance of survival. A wire photo if rain had been Snow --25 inches Weatherman gives the area a Christmas present but for a quirk of nature southwestern Michigan would still snowfall. Wisconsin crash kills area Man two teenage girls victims in Van Buren Holiday Joy in southwestern Michigan was blunted by four christinas eve traffic accidents hat snuffed out the lives of rec fathers in Berrien county and two 16-year-old girls in Van Jurcin county. Killed in Berrien county were Benton Harbor letter Carrier who was delivering the last of the christinas mail a Coloma father of five who left a dinner party to pick up the family s injured dog and a 21-year-old Man who collided with a truck at Baroda. In Van Burn county two girls were killed instantly and three persons injured one seriously in National toll sets new Mark Lester r. Mead wife coed at Andrews is Hurt Green Bay wis. A Berrien Springs resident was crash photos on Page 31 a one car crash about four Miles North of Hartford. Berrien victims dead in the Berrien accidents since the Start of the Christ Mas holidays Friday about 2.5 inches of precipitation including three inches of Snow have fallen Here. Had it been colder when the skies loosed their moisture a Blanket of Snow about 25 inches deep would cover the area. Instead Clouds Over the area dropped rain. The twin cities Airport reported that More than two inches fell Friday and very Early saturday. The ram changed to Snow Early Christ Mas morning. Using a Weatherman s scale that one Inch of rain equals 10 inches of Snow the twin cities received the equivalent of about 25 inches of the White Fluffy stuff. A Brief Snow Shower drifted another Trace of Snow Over the area about 6 . Today. Airport manager de Weis Truch said about inches of Cras near Ere. Precipitation including five d d m be Shimek 30, inches of Snow _ equal to about d Berry a a half Inch of ement co. Emloe injured saturday in a Tram car i crash near Here. Fallen so far this month. This the equivalent of about inches of total snowfall. In St. Joseph 45 statue is vandalized the left hand and Rifle of the doughboy statue in St. Joseph s Lake front Park disappeared saturday. Patrolman Dale Adams Dis covered the pieces missing while cruising about 6 saturday. The figure was taken from its base and is being repaired by the Public works department. Clark equipment co. Employee and a former student at Andrews University. Reported in critical condition Loday in Green Bay wis., Hospital is Patricia Hansen an Andrews univer sity Junior majoring in physical education. Berrien Springs mends said the Shimes were travelling from Green Bay to Milwaukee when the Accident occurred. Mark Shimek was a student in business last year at the University but did not return to school this fall University officials said. His body was taken to the Beste funeral Home in Mosinee wis. Lester Hay Mead 55, of 1260 Rose Avenue Benton township a Benton Harbor postman killed in a crash on Nickerson ave Berry 37, route 1, Coloma killed on 1-94 near the East main Street interchange in Benton township. William c. Hardin 21, route 1, Sawyer fatally injured at Baroda. Death of the three men set the Kenneth Berry Berrien county Highway fatality toll for 1965 to three less than the tragic total of 1964 which was the second highest on record. Hartford girls victims in the Van Buren county crash were mrs. James Lorene May Snyder 16, Hartford. Miss Barbara Ann Matrau 16, Hartford. The two Van Buren county deaths brought to 28 the num ber killed on Van Buren county William c. Hardin Sale at flair Carroll crafts St. Joe. Adv. Merry Christmas . Apartment heat is Cut off kiddies shiver there was no heat in the apartment of a Benton Harbor couple and their eight children Christmas morn ing. The children shivered under bed covers instead of opening presents. Lee peals 51, of 405 Tern trial Road told police his land lord shut off the heat. It was so cold the children could t get up to open their Christmas stockings mrs. Landlord James me Janu Iuliu to Der 211 Hull Avenue denied he had turned off the heat saying a fuse had burned out Accord president of the Young men s improvement association a Young negro civic and he is also known frequently As a spokesman in civil rights issues. Sgt Earl Merrill said Aiex Ander at first rejected pleas by police to turn on the heat Mer Rill said Alexander controlled the beat by a second hand store operated by him below the peals apart threat we restored police Aid about a. M. Satur Day after Benton Harbor City attorney Ronald sender said he could authorize a warrant against Alexander under a build Ings and inspection Denart Nunt ordinance. Peals and his wife Mary told police their children Range in age from 10 months to it years. Peals told police his landlord charged in rent and included heat but that Alexander fell behind earlier in his Gas Bill payments. Peals said the Gas was turned off by the company but mrs. Peals paid a de posit to let it turned on again he mid be deducted this from Bis monthly rent. Police said a thermometer in peals apartment read 52 de Grecs. Negotiations involving police led to the turning up o heat and the opening of presents. Sender today did no War rant will Thor died James Alexander control the beat Reserve your new year s eve tickets at Blos Omland. Adv. Nat l Beauty allege inc., will be open this week tues., wed., it Thun. For Holiday roads in 1965, continuing to set an All time record for that county. Rain was falling Over the in lire area Friday during most of the seven hour period spanned by the fatal crashes. The first of the traffic accidents Friday occurred at . And the last one at . Veteran . Postman postman Mead died of head injuries at South Bend memorial Hospital Friday after the collision of an Auto with the postal delivery truck he was driving on Nickerson Avenue. Berry sustained fatal injuries when his station Wagon Over turned on 1-94. Berry had been dining with his wife and friends when he received word the family s Chihuahua had been injured by another dog. He was on his Way Home to get the dog and take it to a veterinarian when the Accident occurred. Hardin died saturday night after a collision Friday night with a truck at a Baroda inter Section. His wife Ruby Carolyn 18, sustained severe injuries and was described in fair condition today at St. Joseph memorial Hospital. Yule deliveries Mead a postal employee for 24 years had about 20 minutes to go on his route Friday when the delivery truck was struck from behind by an Auto. Benton township police said Mead and just stopped to make a delivery at 525 Nickerson and was driving the Van Back onto the Street. The Impact overturned to h c truck and threw Mead out the right door. Driver of the car Roger William Weir jr., 18, Pip Stone Road eau Claire was treated for bruises at Benton Harbor mercy Hospital and re leased. Mead was taken to mercy hos Pital after the Accident that was reported at . He was then transferred to South Bend fractures of the Skull. Police report cart Thi left front of the Auto collided Wilh the right rear of the postal delivery truck. The Accident continued under investigation. Benton Harbor postmaster James 0. Bowen described Mead As a faithful civil servant who had been assigned to he sub Urban mounted route for seven at least 707 die during 3-Day period by associated press americans died in traffic accidents Over the weekend in lumbers that set a record for a free Day Christmas Holiday. At last count 107 persons rare dead surpassing the pre Vious High of 609 for a three Day christinas Holiday. The National safety Council had estimate Here would be 560 to 660 Fatali ties. The toll approached the All time Holiday record of 706 fatalities during the four Day Christ Mas in 1956, and a Safet Council spokesman said it would take a Miracle for this record to St fld. Hain sleet Snow and freezing temperatures Over much of the nation added to the expected hazards of Long distance travel minimum Daylight and roads jammed with cars. The safely Council said 80 million vehicles were on the Road dung the 78-hour period which started at 6 . Thurs Day and ended at Midnight Sun Day night. Several accidents accounted for dozens of deaths. Shortly after the Start of the Holiday period a bus travelling on icy pavement in Oregon skidded out of control crashed and turned Over. The Accident thursday took 13 lives. The next Day five persons died when a car skidded out of control on an ice coated Bridge in Eastern Oklahoma. Five per sons died sunday on a snowy Road near Buffalo Minn. Seven persons were killed in a Colli Sion West of Sublette kan., Sun Day. The total dead far exceeded the 578 killed Over the 1964 Christmas weekend 428 fatalities during a Liday weekend. That weekend from 6 . Thursday dec. 9 to Midnight sunday dec. 12, was surveyed by the j associated press to establish a comparison. Accused of aiding enemy sgt. George e. Smith of Chester w. Left and Clauda e. Mcclaire of Chattanooga tenn., released by the Viet Cong last month have been charged with Aid ing the enemy during two years of imprisonment in South Viet Nam the . Army said today. The soldiers released at the cambodian Border during a period of demonstrations in the United states against the Viet Nam War Are being held on Oki Nawa until a decision is made on disposition of. The charges. They Are shown at a news conference in Cambodia shortly after their release. A wire photo two Gas charged with aiding enemy pair released last month by Viet Cong Naha Okinawa . Army said today has charged two gis with aiding the enemy during two years of Viet Cong imprisonment and is investigating to determine whether they will be put on trial. The two soldiers arc sgt. See Page 12, column j new Syria Premier Damascus Syria a Syria s socialist rulers have named Salah Bitar 53, a moderate to head the govern ment. He has been Premier three times before. Six Christmas babies in area Stork and Santa meet at five hospitals six special gifts were delivered on Christmas Daj to six families whose mothers were temporarily stay ing in four hospitals in three counties. Of the six babies born four were boys and two the first birth a boy weigh ing five pounds six ounces was born to or. And mrs. Ronald Smith of 2615, us-31 North Niles at a. M. Id Pawang Hospital. At a. M. In he South Haven Community Hospital a boy was born to or. And mrs. Larry Rulherford of he memorial and died at of injuries described m multiple route 3, South Haven weighed eight pounds ounces. 5v4 thirty two minutes later at a. M. A seven Pound 12 ounce girl was born in Pawa Ting Hospital to or. And mrs. Rich Ard Gross Ontario apartments rounds seven ounces. At . A girl arrived at Memoria Hospital St. Joseph weighing eight pounds five ounces. So is the daughter of or. And mrs Ronald Loren Sison of 649 Montezuma Road Benlon Harbor. Then at p. In. A to weighing nine pounds 8 a ounces was born to or. And mrs. Richard Lillie of route 2, Dowagiac in Lee memorial hos Pital in Dowagiac. One baby who missed being an official Christmas arrival in Una by a Mere five minutes was a Niles and eight minutes later girl weighing six pounds 12 at 9 a. M. A boy was born to ounces. She was born m or. And mrs. David major of 368% North Church Street Bridgman. He weighed seven George e. Smith of Chester w.va., and spec. 4 Claude me Clure of Chattanooga tcnn., who were released by the Viet Ong last month. They will re lain on Okinawa until a final decision on heir cases the Tokes an said. After an extensive inv stiga on he said they were charged Vith preparing furnishing and delivering to the Viet Cong cer Ain documents statements and writings inimical to the interest f the United states. May stand trial the spokesman said the two special forces men have been provided defense attorneys. In accordance with . Military procedure their cases now Are eing studied to determine if hey will face a trial by court partial. Smith 27, and Mcc hire 25, were captured in november 1963 when guerrillas overran the up Hoa Camp Northeast of Saigon. They were released last nov. 27 at the cambodian Border Dur ing a period of demonstrations in the United states against the Viet Nam War. Afler a week in phenom penh Capila of Cam Bodia the two were flown to Bangkok and then to Okinawa. Deny statements they denied to american Tele vision newsmen that they had told a news conference in Cam Bodia they would return to the United states and join the Campaign against the War in Viet Nam. The two claimed their Sale ments had been . Lbs correspondent Murray Fromson quoted Smith As say ing i did not use the word Campaign what i said was that i would like to see Strong efforts made to end the War in Viet neither go was aware of the Fate of the two other special forces men captured with them at Hiep Loa. Sgt. Isaac Camacho of Al tex., escaped last july. Sgt. Kenneth m. Roraback of Fayetteville n.c., was reported executed by the Viet Cong in september. When the Viet Cong released Smith and Mcclure the guerrillas said they were doing so not without anticipating the Meas ures to which the american aggressors May resort to Mal treat threaten intimidate and buy the two the Viet Cong the release of the prisoners was to show Good will to the peace Loving american people and also be cause the crimes of Smith and Mcclure were not the most grave and during their detention they showed that they became aware of 41 saved Oakland Calif. A a Tokyo bound Jet Airliner with 41 persons aboard and an engine in flames made a Safe Landing Christmas Day just after taking off from san Francisco International Airport. Abc newsman Jack Perkins ounces one was Corn in said Smith told him he was sub Hospital on Christmas eve to ejected to a poor Man s brain or and mrs. Frank Reed of Perkins reported. 1453 main Beaton Harbor. I toe television newsmen said Index to inside pages Section one editorials Page 2 twin cities news Page 3 women s Section pages Ann Landers Page obituaries Page 19 Section four area highlights Page 31 sports comes to Kart to markets weather forecast clans id Adi pages Page m Page 37 Page of

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