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Billings Gazette (Newspaper) - June 13, 1964, Billings, Montana Some Chou i Putty to occasionally Cloudy saturday with a few to Binder Uta. Little change in Lemper Turt High saturday near Clear to partly Cloudy saturday night and sunday Low near 60 Wanner sunday High rearm 42 Montane saturday june 13, crusade for i cams k xxx do. Scranton charges into Republican race too late greets Scranton Washington up Sylvania gov. William Scranton was into the gop presidential sweepstakes by re publicans of every persuasion Friday but supporters of sen. Barry m. Goldwater summed up his chances in two words too Goldwater was among those who agreed that the delegates to the nominating convention in san Francisco next month should have a of Scranton the Arizona senator front runner for the nomination he will fight a clean vigorous Campaign. He will not the former president Dwight d. Eisenhower issued a statement through his office in Gettys pa., calling the Scranton candidacy As Good for the health and vigor of the party Ike welcomes entry Eisenhower commented it is in this conviction that i Wel come the entry of gov. Scran ton whom i have Long admired into contest for the Prest Conti Mied on Page Baltimore my. Gov. William w. Scranton charged into the race for the Republican presidential nomination Friday Labelling the ideas of front running sen. Barry Goldwater a weird parody of traditional gop principles to the chants and cheers of his the Goldwater support vowed a Cru Ade for progressive re pub can ism. I m going to go every lace that will have me and Ell them Why i think we should ave progressive republicanism ind Why i want to be the can the 46-year-old former Longress Rhan declared. Ike remains uncommitted 15 million repair bill____page3 Griffith retains welter Crown Page 9 Ann Landers 3 Bragg classified _________10-11-12-13 comics 6 editorial. Markets. 10 obituaries 5 sports .____________8-9-10 weal her Roundup map weekend weather 3 Bridge _____3 crossword ___3 astrological .3 vitals Scranton addresses crowd gov. William Scranton uses a Stepladder to address a gathering at the Harrisburg new York state Friday flying to Baltimore to announce his candidacy for the Republican presidential Gettysburg a. Up four Republican state Legisla tors failed Friday to rally for Mer president Wight d. Eisen Hower behind the presidential aspirations of gov. William w. Scranton. The group said it failed to win from Eisenhower a Mitt ment to endorse Scranton for the gop presidential nomination before the party s National convention in july. The lawmakers told newsmen following a one hour meeting in Eisenhower s office on the Campus of Gettysburg College they stressed Scranton s allegiance to moderate republicanism and that . Sen. Bar by Goldwater of Arizona current front runner for the Noni nation would drag lesser members of the Republican ticket to defeat. One of the group Cecil k. Leberknight of Johnstown conceded his chances Tor re election were virtually hopeless if. headed the no no Campaign manager no itinerary and 32 ays to go in the race for the it will be an Uphill fight. Not Over yet but he said Goldwater has t von the nomination Lis towering Lead in Delegate i length. The Gray haired governor his life at his Side declared his candidacy before More than 400 people at the Maryland re pub ican state convention in a steaming hotel ballroom. His four Page declaration was asked with Tough talk about the 361dwater Brand of conserva ism Scranton did t mention he Arizona senator by name he left no doubt of his Ethber ticket. I feel that i am lost with Goldwater As the said who rep resents a normally Democrat ii District. Ignores red reaction Premier okays Laos flights Vientiane Laos Noring violent red reaction Premier Prince Souvanna Phou a said Friday that . Recon Naissance planes will resume flights Over Laos in a Day or two. Reversing a previous Nosi Tion he said american armed fighters Are Welcome to Fly escort. Thursday he had announced a temporary suspension of the flights Over territory held by the pro conic unit Patchet lao. He gave As his reason that the a thet lao forces had halted after driving his neutralise army from the Plaine de s Jarres 110 Miles Northeast of Vientiane bed troops in zone soul Aorta told a news conference Friday recent information reaching us shows that important movement held Down damage Udall says dams big Aid of Patchet lao and Viet Minh communist North vietnamese rooms Are taking place in these zones. The flights will therefore be continued and if the Patchet lao want them it is up to them to create the necessary the Patchet lao had been denouncing the armed flights Anc accusing the fighters of bombing and strafing. Souvanna hat loped to get the leftists to join in talks to end the civil strife in his new and apparently rougher stand Souvanna said h lad no objection to the armed fighter escorts because Laos has no Means to protect the flights Glacier National Park up Interior Secretary Stewart l. Udall told flood stricken montanans Friday night Federal dams May have saved the state from even greater loss of life and property dam age. In a speech prepared for de livery before the Montana Junior chamber of Commerce Udall said the state possibly suffered the worst natural Dis Aster in its but without Federal dams built on the Montana Rivers he said damage and loss of life might Well have been heavy plan prevention in this tragic situation while we Mark Down and study our losses and plan emergency Relief and Long Range rebuild ing we must also begin to think about How to prevent an other calamity like Udall said. The Secretary said tiber dam on the lower Marias had reduced flooding on the Missouri below fort Benton and had been particularly useful in holding Back the Crest of the overflow from a private dam which failed upstream. Canyon ferry dam he said had curbed the flow of the Missouri at great Falls and provided More room for flood Eye opener the successful Man has a wife who tells him what to do a Secretary who it. Waters bearing Down on the City from the Sun River. Record flow on the Western slope Udall said there had been an a 11 Lime record flow in the Flat head River despite storage provided by hungry horse dam. One can Only imagine what could have happened without hungry he said. In urging construction of More dams Udal said the experience of the flood had shown such structures would be enor Mously helpful in future emergencies. The proposed Knowles dam now under consideration by con Gress would control the Waters continued on Page 5, col. 7 pranksters douse speeders curse Lewistown anyone be a police Type revolving Rei kind that rests Ato a roving patrol car Fergus county Sherif George Stephens is looking of the one that used to top i patrol car. Stephens said pranksters apparently took it and he woul appreciate having it Back. Somebody took it once be Stephens said by they were kind enough to Dro it off in front of the poll station and i got it Tim Auto graphs tickets boy scouts holding flags during the grand entry of the Montana Story Friday night at the Fairgrounds. At right is Maury Enright general chairman of the Yellowstone county Centennial Zette photo by Carl Kubo. Battin says damage estimate Low target. Scranton said the party needs a presidential nominee who can bolster its other doom them to undeserved de and he declared that the gop will pome out of its National con by Addison r. Bragg Gazelle staff writer Montana s recent floods did far More extensive damage than the original estimate of million rep. James Battini said Friday night in Billings Fol owing an Nir Survey thursday of stricken areas. Ballin placed his estimate of damage at from to Mil lion plus loss of life which can t be measured in terms of dollars and rep Batlin arrived in the state thursday with two other members of flood control sub committee of Tho House com Rottee of Public works. Thoj Short of crisis United behind our tra principles not some mention Dit ional weird parody on our real be changes mind Scranton went from the packed convention Hall to an equally packed news conference continued on Page 5, col. 4 Cannon refuses comment on Job Helena a no com ment no that s what Paul Cannon said a newsman Friday As can non headed up a stairway in the Capitol. Cannon was walking hurriedly away from his new place of business the office of the state Railroad and Public service commission. Wait Paul i want to ask some the newsman said. What Are your qualifications for your new Job a lot of people want to Cannon newly appointed supervisor of motor carriers was firm. Can t comment now1 no he said for the third or fourth time. You and i have been friends for a Long time and you la be the first to get my comment when i have one. I can t comment How. It s not the conversation More like a verbal wrestling match lasted about three minutes. It started in front of the com Mission office where Cannon saw a newsman heading toward him. It ended some 50 feet away where Cannon disappeared up the stairway. Continued on Page 5, col. 6 were briefed in great Falls a the corps of engineers and Bureau of reclamation officials and left at once by plane to in Spect flood damage.1 in the sur River Birch Creek Swift Reser voir Clio Leau Browning two Medicine Creek Marais River and tiber dam areas. Like massive lakes wheat lands seemed like massive lakes As we saw Baltin said. Montana s Eastern District congressman said they flow Over flooded portions of Shelby. Up to Batlin said Shelby had not been consid ered in Battin said floodwaters from Swift Reservoir which dumped into Birch Creek did t spill Over the top of the he said a Lovi Inch rain liter Fly burst tie Reservoir loading the area South of Gla National Park. Battin As n member of the Louse subcommittee conducted hearings which began in great Falls Friday at 10 . Fie leaves Billings Early sat urday for Washington d.c., and will return to Montana Juno in continued on Page 5, col. 6 Russia East Germany Ink Friendship pact Moscow a the soviet Union and communist Enst Germany signed a 20-year Friendship treaty Friday but stopped Short of sparking new International crisis Over Ger Many and Berlin. Cautiously soviet Premier Khrushchev characterized the pact As contributing to place tul regulation of Trio German he warned that the Ssue Cali absolutely unexpectedly provoke a the treaty specifically said Novlet obligations under the Potsdam agreement Ullh the West signed Nufler world War if would not be affected. This Craty concerned ., soviet ii Ritesh and French control in Germany and the statement presumably Means Western Access rights to Berlin remain As they Are. No critical situation the United states Britain and France after urgent consultation judged inc pact to be Short of a ii peace Wrenty and thus As creating no new critical situation. A Sepa rate Ponco treaty would have meant Bast Germany could claim total authority Over a Cess to West Berlin for which the West now holds Moscow solely responsible. Khrushchev announced the realy to a cheering audience of while the treaty said one of ils purposes was to make easier the conclusion of a Ger non peace it appeared o. Fall Short of what visiting communist chief Walter us in Echt of East Germany wanted. Lbs Erhard agree treaty no new threat Washington presi Dent Johnson and West Ger Man Chancellor Ludwig Erhard agreed in two White House meetings Friday that the so Viet East German treaty is powerless to alter Western rights in Wesl Germany and Berlin. The two leaders issued a joint communique after their second meeting Friday. The first was most asked least answered but who is going to help the people great Falls government can help repair roads and streets rebuild Bridges dams and other Public facilities wrecked by Montana s disastrous floods. It can help the the businessman Farmer and rancher get Back on his feet. But who is going to help the people the Ordinary families who lost Homes furnishings clothing and automobiles that was the most asked the least answered question Friday at a hearing in great Falls by the House flood control sub committee. Attending and speak ing were representatives of county governments and other groups flood battered areas. Representatives of state and Federal agencies i n v o 1 v e d in flood Relief and rehabilitation met later to explain to the pub Lic what could be done and what agencies would do it. Emergency official it was pointed out at the con Gressional group s hearing that Farmers ranchers businesses and other commercial enterprises could get assistance from the Small business administration which is setting up an emergency office in great Falls Mon Day. But what about the individual Homeowner who lost everything. Louis Obstarczyk of great Falls said what these people need is Relief not 3 per cent in Terest. We re giving All this Money to foreign Aid. Why not use some of h Here and rep. Frank Clark d-pa., the subcommittee chairman said the red Cross might be Able to provide some assistance. A Man. From Vaughn said a Survey showed personal losses in the Little Community West of great Falls totalled what Are we going to do to get some he asked. Personal knowledge another subcommittee Mem ber. Rep. Don Clausen r-calif., spoke with some personal know ledge of the situation. His Home District includes Crescent City calif., which was severely dam aged by tidal Waves from the alaskan earthquake in March. You should have no false in Clausen told the flood victims. He warned that efforts to help the individual would be somewhat Clausen said he Felt a need for some form of Federal under writing of insurance to handle continued on Page 5, col. 7 lbs Erhard meet German Chancellor Ludwig Erhard Center chats with president Johntson outside the chief executive s office after their second meeting Friday at left is Sargent Shriver director of the peace held in private with no advisers present to discuss a firm Western response to the so Viet Bast German treaty announced earlier in Moscow. The joint communique said Johnson and Erhard took note of the treaty. But it added that both agreed that no unilateral move by the soviet Union could in any Way affect the rights of the three Western Powers or modify the obligations and responsibilities of the soviet Union with respect to Germany and Johnson and Erhard stressed that the soviet government would be solely responsible for the consequences of any at tempt at interference with Al lied rights resulting from the new treaty the communique said. Erhard said earlier in a sep Arato statement that he and Johnson and their advisers came to the conclusion that the treaty did not include any thing really but he said the West must be on its guard and respond very clearly to the pact. State department sources Al so said Johnson and Erhard found no cause for apprehension in the 20-year treaty of Friend 1 ship Commerce and navigation even though eas.1 German communist chief Walter Ulbricht said it treated West Berlin As a unit separate from West Ger Many. A while House source said the United states Felt there is nothing in the treaty which would give East Germany control Over Western Access to

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