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Benton Harbor News Palladium (Newspaper) - July 18, 1967, Benton Harbor, MichiganMichigan s biggest buy for Reader and for advertiser Benton Harbor Mich. Tuesday july 18, 1967 28 pages Loc weather forecast Chi Ince of rain oni Ghl. Low 58 to go. High wednesday 78 to 8-1. Temperatures readings from Mon. Noon to tucs. Noon 12 n. 71 3 . 6 . 82 0 ., 9 . 70 8 . 12 a. 01 12 a. High 83, at 5 . Low 60, at . Worst berr1en crash kills 7 remove Gas tank a Chiaming township fireman rushes to remove the Gas tank from the Small foreign made car belonging to mrs. Prank bims that carried seven persons to their death yesterday evening. Firemen washed the tank out with water. Rear of the car projects toward camera. Car is Ball of twisted steel. Staff photo Watkins car the car of Robert Watkins rests alongside red Arrow High Way after smashing into the rear of the Sims car careening across the oppo site traffic Lane and then clipping off a Utility pole at its base. Watkins was listed in fairly Good condition today in Michigan City memorial Hospital with lacerations and Chest injuries. Dead fish bring hordes of flies nation s railroads run again lbs signs special Law ending strike Washington a the first nationwide rail strike in 20 years ended and trains Hegan moving today after a two Day tie up was broken by a Federal Back to work Law. The new Law signed by presi Dent Johnson monday night after Hasty enactment by Congress requires compulsory settlement if necessary to end a Long dispute Over wages. The end of the strike Johnson said will permit vitally needed and supplies to be sent to our fighting forces in without interruption unionists is bitter a Union Leader called it the strike breaking act of 1967. The word to Stop the strike spread rapidly across the coun try after the president acted pickets began withdrawing Short time later and Many o the commuter trains in big metropolitan areas resumed opera Robert Watkins faces manslaughter charge May Spray Shoreline by Jerry Krieger county farm editor the dead fish problem along Lake Michigan s Shoreline i s rapidly developing into a Fly problem that has the Berrien county health department concerned about a serious health Hazard. John Flem ing director of Environ mental health for the Tri county health departments said the rotting alewives Are serving As a Breeding grounds for millions of flies. He and Chiaming town s i p supervisor Herbert seeder noted that the flies Are already beginning to bother residents and Homes up to a half mile Inland from the Shoreline. Appearing before the Ber Rien Board of supervisors monday Fleming outlined a possibility of spraying the entire 45 Miles of Shoreline in Berrien county against flies to reduce the danger to health. He said Spray com pounds Are available that would kill adult flies with out being injurious to human beings or to Marine life in the Lake. The materials would not however kill the other millions of Young flies still in larval or Maggot form that Are developing in the carcasses of the alewives. Sprays that would kill the maggots too would contaminate the water Fleming indicated. Spraying a 100-foot Width of Beach Fleming suggested would hit the big Gest share of the adult flies and would Cost an estimated for the approximate 45 Miles of Shoreline. He did not distinguish Between pub Lic and private property. Spraying Only the Public frontage would do no appreciable Good he indicated. The health depart ment official said he has not determined what species of Fly is involved although he assumed it was either the common housefly or one of a similar size. The species is not immediately important he said since virtually All forms of Hies Are capable of carrying disease. Tons. A few traffic snarls remained but for the most part officials reported vital materials needed in Vietnam were Back on the rails and passenger trains that were halted by the strike took up their journeys where they Eft off sunday. The leaders of Sik striking shop Craft unions ordered Mem Bers to heed the Back to work Law. Washington meeting the White House said labor Secretary w. Willard Wirtz conferred with leaders of All six unions and afterwards j. E. Doc Wolfe chief negotiator for the railroads said he was informed the unions ordered so couple Lucky to be alive narrow escape in Accident or. Clell k. Johnson and i wife Virginia Box Lak Shore drive St. Joseph Are Sti wondering what kept them from becoming a part of the National automobile fatal statistics two Days ago. About 5 o clock sunday after noon the couple was headed South on us-27 just outside Charlotte on the Way Home from a week end visit at Lan sing with their son in Law and daughter or. And mrs. Ronald Clark. The is. Joseph dentist at the of a newly purchased Sedan followed a House trailer around a car driven Liy Wendell Swift 54, of Charlotte. The trailer passed Swift but crushed in Small sports car socialite wife children die at Lakeside by Bill humbler South Berrien Bureau rear end collision killed All seven occupants of a Small foreign made con Erlile monday evening in hiding six members of prom nent Chicago and Detroit area families vacationing Here. New Buffalo state police re or cd that authorization for a Nan Slaughler warrant Lias been Given by Berlien county prosecutor John Hammond for the Driver of the other car Kobert Watkins 2g, whose last known address was 182 Lake Street Benton Harbor. He is employed at Clark equipment co. Killed were mrs. Frank Sims 34, of Chicago and her two children Stephen 8, and Daugh just As or. Johnson almost cleared the passing Swift apparently unaware of the second vehicle coming by turned to the membership the Law. Compliance with be Law. But an official of the Southern railway said it obtained a court order today enjoining a continuance of the strike after workers set up additional picket lines left. The Man Euver caught the rear right wheel on the John son car in son car and spun it up ended into the divider Lane on the split Roadway. Upside Down Luy the Southern railway spokes i Man said Wilson of the Frank w. . District the the Johnson machine landed upside Down in the ditch. The i Ftp jammed Hie fore roof almost to the of mortal picket lines were re momentary blackout. Torter crumbling elsewhere Fol 1 his wife has some bruised Ter Leslie 3 and their English born governess miss Ann Clark 18. Also killed were the three children of or. And mrs. Arthur Buhl Hudson of Grosse Point farms Christian 4, and his two Sisters Sara 7, and Phair 0. Watkins is listed in fairly Good condition in Michigan City memorial Hospital with lacerations and Chest injuries according to troopers. County record the total of seven dead is a county record for traffic deaths in a single Accident. The second worst Accident occurred in 1020 when an Indian trails bus full of mexican and negro labourers was sides wiped by a fruit truck at twelve Corners. Six died. Several accidents in the county have claimed five lives including one on . 31 South of Burrien Springs last year. The seven dead bring the total for the year in the county to 40. Last year there were 28 deaths at this Date. The crash occurred at Lake Side Road and red Arrow High Way at . When the wat Kins car also a convertible smashed into the rear of the compact car officers said. A witness to the Accident a. Robert Erb of Lansing maintenance Man employed he the state police and present pick up body police and spectators lift the covered body of one of seven crash victims onto a waiting Stretcher. Other bodies were still lying alongside the Road. Crumpled wreckage of the Sims car is in the background. Staff Lakeside Road South onto bed Highway and the red Onver Lible driven by Watkins Mash it in the rear. There was kind of an explosion with towels and bodies lying through the Erb Aid. There was no gasoline fire at the scene. The Sims car was a crumpled bulk. Bodies at the scene were strewn along the Side the Road where the car went into the ditch. Porter crumbling Misew acre 101 v sowing enactment of the Mas statement i dared their automobile to be a this will enable the products of our farms and factories to move freely once said president Johnson in signing the Law Congress hastily passed i monday to end the first nation-1 wide rail walkout in 20 years. It will permit vitally needed and supplies to be sent to our fighting forces in Vietnam without John son said. Fender Cre no personal in Lvie swim vehicle and damage was a hooked us dry Rev q ulc House his journey com working out of the new Buffalo in his rear View Mirror Erl he saw the Small car owned by mrs. Sims turn from Erb said the Watkins car then careened past his car across the opposite Lane of traffic and then clipped off a Utility pole at it base. Troop c r s said Watkins them this morning that he was travelling Between 6 and 65 Miles per hour when the cars collided. estimated the Sims car was going 15 mile per hour. The Accident happened in the far right hand Ian 40 Anto deaths in Berrien county id 1967 f the four Lane Highway police rated adding that there were o skid Marks. The Sims own a Large Lake front Home in Lakeside and apparently the Hudson family Vas staying with them. The Ludson said the group was oing to buy ice Cream. A Jare try they had just been swimming As several wet bating suits and towels were found at the scene troopers said. Killed instantly five of the seven died in stantly and the other two Phair and Christian died a few hours after admission to St. Anthony s Hospital in Michigan City. The Sims car an English made Morris minor is similar to a Fiat. It was Given to mrs. Sims As a gift. Watkins parents Are or. And mrs. . Watkins of Lakeside Road Lakeside. They said that up until recently their son had a Benlon Harbor address of 182 Lake Street. They added they do not know where he lives now. Frank Sims is vice president of the Harris Trust and saving see Back Page Sec. 1, col. 5 taking place behind him. Or. Johnson was Hack at work in his office at 512 Market Street this morning but his Wile cancelled a number of until her Hull . Str it also requires a government a can Cileu a imposed settlement of the wage Cial engagements dispute if unions and manage h ment Don t reach their own Luck that s is his agreement within 90 Days. Comment on this Brush with the some machinists Elco Law averages. Tric ians boilermakers Carmen and firemen and oilers seek wage hikes of 6.5 per cent this year and 5 per cent next year plus 12.5 cents per hour each year for higher skilled men. They now average per hour with skilled men getting an average catches Trout in Black River Index to inside pages Section one editorials Page 2 twin cities news Page 3 women s Section pages Ann Landers obituaries Section two area highlights Page 1 Al pish to flies great swarms of flies that feed on and Lay eggs in the carcasses of millions of dead alewives on Lake Michigan Shoreline pose health menace according to Berrien county health department. They been found half mile Inland already and in Cool weather plaster outside of some Homes along Lake front. Health department fears flies May be disease carriers. Photo by. Harry. South Viaven Millon May Bee 320 fruit Street South ha-1 Ven told state troopers he outdoor caught a ten Inch Rainbow Trout comics to radio while fishing sunday on the markets p be 24 Black River a Miles Inland b he said he used crawlers Tol ass Man has it make his catch. Area anglers say Trout catches arc a rare of j temperature Currence on the Black River. I victim removed the body of one of the adult women killed in the Accident i tried by police and bystanders to an ambulance. Five of the seven died in tint la while two Oiler children died a few hours after admission to St. An Thony s Hospital in Michigan City. Staff photo

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