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Bluefield Daily Telegraph (Newspaper) - May 1, 1965, Bluefield, West Virginia Insight. Inte the Lodia paklaian Embedment is provided today by Art Buchwald. Page 4. Vol. Xxx no. 121 Luc Ficle do Graple weather second Clma a attn paid at Bluefeld w. Vul and add l of flow Bluefield w. Va., saturday morning May 1, 1965 a a a mostly sunny today. High 74 to 80. Fair and Rafeld tonight. Farms be cents daily log Tondat 2 marines killed 13 Hurt by snipers in dominican Side by Side with Juntas regular unit cease fire not being respected chaos still reigns main Street marines these three youths decided to have fun on the flood Waters that crept into Hannibal to. They rigged their Sailboat and Are shown sailing along the inter Section of Broadway and ninth streets. The Mississippi flood Crest of 25 feet is due Here sunday. The River now stands at 24.15 feet. A wire photo Mississippi Rolls on Iowa Section is under siege by the associated press the Mississippi River Crest swelled toward Burlington Iowa and the already submerged town of Gulfport 111, Friday on its record flood rampage which has caused an estimated $10 million in damage Between Dubuque Iowa and Hannibal to. The preliminary damage estimate was made by . Army engineers. The flood still maintaining High water pressure on Walls and earthworks of Dubuque Clinton and Davenport Iowa and Moline East Moline and Rock Island 111., upstream passed Muscatine on thursday night. Maximum tests the River running seven to eight feet above its overflow stages put levees at Keithsburg and Oquawka 111., to their maximum tests. Each town has about 1,000 residents. At Keithsburg Jodo Hainaut Secretary of the towns main Industrial firm Cannon Bronze corp., said the Plant employing 10o persons was Safe As a 20.38-foot record stage nearly 8.5 feet above flood was recorded. The apparent critical Point downstream was at Niota 111., across the River from fort Madison Iowa where town supervisor . Smith said about 500 Dike workers a a done to know for sure whether we re winning or continual Battle Here there was a continual Battle to reinforce soft spots that developed in the earthen Dike protecting the Illinois Highway 96 approach to the fort Madison Bridge across the Mississippi. Also at stake were the Homes of 200 residents. A Crest of 21 feet two feet higher than the previous record of june 1851, was expected saturday. Fort Madison on High ground was secure. The Crest expected sunday at Quincy subject to continuing revision was projected Friday at 22.5 feet. Quincy a 45,000 residents were snug on a Bluff Well above the Stream. Just to the North and South of Quincy however backwaters spread Over 15,00 1 acres of Farmland and surrounded Industrial plants still protected by their individual dikes. The cropland was expected to be a total loss this year to owners because of the mud cake drying bottomlands leave after such a flood. A extended forecast above Normal weather conditions Are expected in West Virginia through wednesday. Temperatures will average 4 to 8 degree above the Normal highs of 73 South and 69 North portions and Normal lows of 49 in the South and 42 North. Little rain is expected. Delaware firm buys Southern Gas water the american water works co., inc., Wilmington Del the nations largest system of inve6tor-owned water companies has acquired control of the Southern Gas and water co. Of Charleston. Southern formerly West Virginia water service co., consists of 16 water systems serving 243,000 residents in 56 communities in Southern and Central West Virginia including Bluefield. It will now be operated As a subsidiary of american which with the new acquisition will provide water service to More than four million residents in 480 municipalities in 18 states. Share for share Selling Price and other details have not been disclosed. However Jonn j. Barr president of american announced Friday that holders of approximately 95 cent of outstanding shares of Southern common Stock accepted americans offer of a share for a share Exchange of Stock. Under the Exchange plan. Southern stockholders who accepted the offer received one share of americans $35 4.10 cent cumulative preferential Stock for each share of Southern common Stock surrendered. The Stock is convertible into american common Stock on and after March 1, 1970. Renick president Barr said Myron r. Renick chief operating officer of Southern has been elected president of the new subsidiary. Dennis h. Clark superintendent of the water company in Bluefield said he anticipated no operational or personal changes in Bluefield As a result of the change in ownership. A Pope in plea for Viet talks Vatican City apr in a Clear plea against stepping up the conflict in Viet Nam Pope Paul i called Friday for talks at All Levels to end a never growing War. The plea came in the second encyclical letter of Paul a 22-month reign As ruler of the roman Catholic Church. Without mentioning Viet Nam by name the Popes words appeared directed at both sides in the struggle there. His encyclical condemned guerrilla warfare and terrorism As Well As the a practice of holding hostages and of taking the pontiff called the present International situation Quot Darer and More Uncertain than Ever now that grave new threats am endangering the supreme Benefit of world titled a Mense Maior a month of May the letter carried Forward the personal peace Campaign Pope Paul launched with his first encyclical last August when he offered to mediate in world crisis. Retired Farmer fatally injured a retired Farmer of Maybrook va., was fatally injured thursday while doing demolition work on a neighbouring farm. The victim Robert h. Bob Kelly was 83 years old. Kelly was reported to be working alone tearing Down an outbuilding when a Side of the Structure collapsed and fell on him. The body was not found until sometime later. He had apparently died instantly of head and internal injuries. Kelly was the husband of mrs. Robert Kelly and is also survived by six daughters mrs. Carl p. Martin and mrs. Joe Snidow of Pembroke va., mrs. Carson Hodge of Pearisburg va., mrs. Ernest Warner and mrs. Alfred Glasier of Muncie ind., and mrs. Earl Miltom of California four sons Wesley and Robert Kelly or. Of Pembroke Richard Kelly of Winchester va., and James Kelly of Muncie three Sisters mrs. Della Switzer of Newcastle va., mrs. Nellie Porterfield of Rich Wood and mrs. Maggie of Dell of Quinwood one brother George Kelly of Eggleston 25 grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted sunday at 2 . At Wil Liams Jamison funeral Home of Pembroke with burial to follow in Birc Lawn cemetery at Pearisburg. A Kuhn appointed to Board of probation Charleston a the state Friday had a new chairman of the Board of probation and parole and a new supreme court librarian. Robert e. Kuhn 57, of Pine Ville was sworn in As the Board chairman succeeding j. Alexander Creasey who became the court librarian. Kuhn is a Wheeling native and was superintendent of Wyoming county schools before being appointed to the probation Board by gov. Hulett Smith. Creasey succeeds j. Arthur Jackson in the librarian Post. Jackson retired Friday after 64 years As a court employee the longest tenure of any West Virginia government worker. Steel Union loser Mcdonald vows to contest it to the limit Pittsburgh a . Abel has been declared Winner of the United steelworkers bitter presidential election today but Defeated incumbent David j. Mcdonald vowed to contest the result a to the fullest a i cannot abandon my responsibilities to the United steelworkers of America a Mcdonald told a news conference Friday shortly after the unions three International tellers declared Abel Winner by 10,142 votes. The election was feb. 9. Abel 56, Veteran of Early Union organizing who has been the unions no. 2 Man since Mcdonald took office in 1952, brushed aside Mcdonald a prospects of overturning the election. A we have demonstrated admirably up to this Point that the steelworkers Are United Quot Abel said immediate goal he indicated that his immediate goal would be to get Back to bargaining Over a new contract with Basic steel May 18. A the task of negotiating and completing agreements with the steel Industry is among the immediate challenges we face he said. Mcdonald said he would protest the election to the Union executive Board which is expected to give him a hearing within three weeks. He said the Board is empowered to order a new vote in locals where irregularities Are found. The 33-member Board is controlled by Abel supporters. Mcdonald declined to say if he would carry his protest to the . Labor department and seek a new election under the Landrum Griffin act if the Board goes against him. No matter what Mcdonald does it is not expected to delay Abel from taking office june 1. First official word Mcdonald 62. Appeared relaxed and Jovial after the announcement that marked the first official word that his 12-year Rule was ending. He attacked Only the report of the tellers and made no comment about Abel. This was in contrast to the bitter give and take of the Campaign which forced a two month recess in Basic steel negotiations and was blamed by the Industry for bringing the nation to the Brink of a steel strike just this week. The tellers report gave no breakdown of the total vote by the 29 Union districts. But it appeared that most of Abel s majority came from Canadian locals. Mcdonald appeared to have won the important Basic steel Industry which employs More than 450,000 of the unions one million members. The rest of the membership works for Independent steel firms fabricators can and aluminium companies and other operations. 600,000 voted More than 600,000 steelworkers voted. The tellers reported that Abel polled 308,910 to 298.-768 for Mcdonald. The delay in the formal announcement of a Winner was caused by protests of voting irregularities. The 0 tellers travelled around the country hearing some 150 such protests. Out of these hearings the vote in Only four locals was invalidated. At his news conference Mcdonald confirmed that he spent several hours thursday talking with Secretary of labor w. Willard Wirtz in Washington. Sources close to Mcdonald said the purpose of the meeting was to sound out Wirtz on his enthusiasm for investigating the election. A a a a music Hall Job Paris apr Michael Chaplin 19, son of comedian Charlie Chaplin signed a five year contract with a French producing organization calling for music Hall appearances in France. Alex Goldstein organizer of shows and sports events with Headquarters in Paris said Friday. Quake Cost $12.5 million Seattle apr damage As estimated at $12.5 million relay from a 45-second Earth take thursday morning in Titch two men were killed by ring debris and four women offered fatal heart attacks. One of the women. Mrs. A by c. Bowman 78, of port it a Send on the olympic pen Sula Northwest of Here died a port Townsend Hospital Friday. The other three died during tiie temblor which rocked four states and British Columbia. Two men injured by falling rubble remained in critical condition. Others were hospitalized with less serious injuries. The Small business administration in Washington. D.c., declared All sections of Washington state which suffered earthquake damage disaster areas. This permits businesses homeowners churches and charitable institutions to apply for 3 cent Loans for repairs or rebuilding. In Olympia gov. Dan Evans said he would make a detailed investigation Early next week before deciding whether to declare a disaster making the state eligible for additional Federal Aid. The damage estimate by the state civil defense department put the financial loss at half the amount suffered during the states last major earthquake on april 13, 1949. That one killed eight persons in addition to doing $25 million in damage. The civil defense department estimated damage at $8.2 million to private property and $4.2 million to Public facilities. T7w latter figure included cracks in the Rotunda of the state Capitol. A Welcome drink a a Little dominican girl receives a drink of water from one of the u. S. Marines encamped near Al Emba Jador hotel in the dominican Republic. The violent revolt that began last saturday has left the City without electric Power and almost without water. The u. S. Navy has begun a massive Airlift of medical supplies and some food to help the hundreds of wounded in the jammed dominican hospitals. A wire photo explosion kills 4 miners mine is near Mannington Mannington w. A. Apr a violent explosion in a Coal mine air Shaft about three Miles Northwest of this Northern West Virginia Community Friday night killed four persons and injured another. The dead were identified As Chester Hildreth 31, of Flat run Marion county Glen Curf Man 36, of Spraggs a. Robert Digman 33, and Donald Nickel 33, both of Mannington. Mine officials listed the injured Nan As Harold Swarts 33, of Washington a. Air Shaft the men employed by the r. G. Johnson co. Of Washington pa., were completing work on a 577-foot air Shaft in the Lewel Lyn run area for Mountaineer Coal go s no. 9 Farmington mine. Witnesses said a tremendous blast erupted inside the Shaft As the four victims stood on a scaffold at the 230-foot level painting steel inserts in the Concrete Walls. 50 feet below Swarts and another Man Robert Patterson 29, of Waynes Burg pa., were working about 50 feet below the four. Patterson said he and Swarts escaped by climbing through a Small door into an area which traps water seepage into the Shaft. Authorities said the blast occurred with such Force that several of the victims were blown completely out of the Shaft. State and Federal mine officials said an investigation would begin s a t u r d a to determine what caused the explosion. Money okayed for Pentagon Washington map a the House armed services committee waved the Flag of congressional authority Friday in its dispute with the Pentagon Over who a Boss. Then it approved defense department requests for funds. The committee took the unusual step of starting out its report to authorize funds for military procurement and research by citing chapter and verse of its constitutional authority a to raise and support armies. To provide and maintain a the report and a statement on the procurement Bill were made Public Friday after the committee authorized the Pentagon to buy missiles and ships and to develop weapons of the future. The committee approved the measure after agreeing to retrace its Steps and to restore most of the $654 million it Cut March 23 from Pentagon requests. Most of those cuts a $504.6 million a were for proposed research and development projects. Reportedly one reason for the reduction then was an attempt to find Money in tie budget to provide a a billion raise for servicemen which is sought by chairman l. Mendel Rivers , airborne cuties a the Coe twins of Kansas City mo., framed up to create this illusion. That a Sandy in the Frame and Judy outside the Frame. The 21-year-old twins have just graduated from american airlines stewardess College at fort Worth Tex. And Are based at los Angeles where they will undoubtedly be a bit confusing to their passengers. A housewife suing drug Chain Over contraceptive error los Angeles apr a housewife who says she took sleeping pills on a prescription for an Oral contraceptive is suing a drug Chain for $100,000. The suit was filed against Sav on drugs inc., thursday for or. And mrs. Albert a. Pearson of Whittier. Their Superior court complaint said that As a result of a pharmacists mistake mrs. Pearson 40, is expecting a child. The pearsons said they were a economically and psychologically unable and Unready to rear this the couple lives in nearby Whittier. They said mrs. Pearson presented the prescription for the contraceptive to a pharmacist in a store last oct. 28. Reds not in control says Bosch san Juan . Apr Juan Bosch said Friday that there Are a probably a communists fighting with what he called the constitutional forces trying to restore him As president of the dominican Republic. Bosch declared however that these forces Are commanded by army officers trained in u. S. Military schools and not by communists. He said he could assure the american people and their government that the forces were not controlled by mobs. He accused dominican strongman Elias Wessin y Wessin a brigadier general commanding the forces that oppose his return to Power of infiltrating men into the rebel forces to create disorder. On the Issue of communists fighting alongside his supporters Bosch emphasized that the communists were not in control a it is impossible that a regime similar to the one in Cuba could be established in the dominican Republic Quot he said. He added that if cubans had done what dominicans Are now doing Fidel Castro would never have become Leader of the cuban revolution. No Progress made in Hunt for killer Huntington a police reported no Progress Friday in the search for the killer of mrs. Dorothy Christian. The 32-year-old woman a switchboard operator at United fuel Gas co., was found dead in her car thursday morning. An autopsy showed death was caused by strangulation. Capt. Earl Duff acting chief of detectives assigned six two Man detective teams to the investigation. The victims clothing has been sent to the Fri Laboratory in Washington for analysis. Substitute voting plan introduced Washington a seeking to Settle a controversy Over poll taxes Senate leaders introduced a new version of the voting rights Bill Friday and announced overtime sessions will Start next week in an Effort to dispose of the measure the substitute Bill was offered by sen. Mike Mansfield of Montana the democratic Leader and sen. Everett m. Dirk sen of Illinois the Republican Leader. It eliminates a ban on poll taxes As a requirement for voting in state and local elections and includes a provision adopted 86-0 thursday to provide criminal penalties for vote buying in Federal elections. Otherwise Mansfield and Dirksen said the new draft is pretty much the same As the Bill that emerged from the Senate judiciary committee. In place of the an Ipoh tax provision the substitute Bill would direct the attorney general to seek a supreme court ruling on the constitutionality of poll taxes levied by Alabama Mississippi. Texas and Virginia. Mansfield noted that atty. Gen. Nicholas Katzenbach had said the ant poll tax provision raised a a significant constitutional Katzenbach said the new approach would bring a quicker court decision on the Issue. Santo Domingo Domini can Republic apr snipers killed two u. S. Marines and a wounded 13 other american military personnel Friday As american and regular dominican armed forces fought through ragtag rebel opposition into downtown Santo Domingo to establish an a International safety they were the first american casualties since . Troops began arriving Here wednesday on president Johnson a orders to protect american lives and property in the chaotic Caribbean nation. The skirmish placed the marines for the first time Side by Side in Battle with troops of Brig. Gen. Elias Wessin y Wessin commander of the forces of the newly formed military Junta. Staging area the clash occurred shortly after the marines moved out of their Seaside staging area at Al Emba Jador hotel to take control of a nine mile Square area designated earlier in the Day by the organization of american states As a Haven for refugees from the fighting. The ragtag civilian and military elements opposing the Wessin forces opened fire on the marines several blocks from the . Embassy. A snipers Bullet killed a Marine As he rounded the Comer of a building eyewitnesses said. The fight occurred while the Oas deliberated in emergency session in Washington on a cease fire Between the warring factions. The Oas announced late in the Day that a formula had been reached for a ceasefire and ordered Secretary general Jose a. Mora to go to Santo Domingo to help in the peace Effort no statement but in the dominican Republic there was no abatement in the fighting that began with the overthrow of the civilian Junta last weekend by Young army rebels seeking the return of exiled sex president Juan d. Bosch from puerto Rico. Johnson went before a nationwide radio and television audience Friday night to announce that the Oas had worked out a cease fire pattern with the help of the papal Nuncio in Santo Domingo. But 1� said the cease fire was not being respected by everyone that a there Are signs that people trained outside the dominican Republic Are seeking to gain Secretary of state Dean Rusk told newsmen earlier Friday that the rebellion May have some a aspects of a communist state department officials noted that three dominican communist parties Wera supporting the rebels and that extreme leftists were actively involved in the shooting propaganda and other efforts to defeat the military Junta. The civil strife May have Cost As Many As 1.000 lives at United nations Headquarters in new York Cuba demanded action by Secretary general u Thant to prevent what it called moves toward total . Military occupation of the dominican Republic. Airborne troops reinforcing the marines about 1.000 . Airborne troops landed Friday at san Isidro air base Wessing a stronghold 20 Miles East of Santo Domingo. They Are among 4,000 men of the 82nd airborne division at fort Bragg n.c., ordered to the Domican Republic. Eventually . Forces Here Are expected to total More than 5,000. The paratroopers moved quickly to Santo Domingo halting at the strategic Duarte Bridge where they reinforced Wessing a men. The marines landed at the other end of the City with five turn to Page 2, col. 2 inside Abby. 12 movies 14 add years. 12 Princeton 3 classified. 7 society. 5 crosswords 12 spoils. 6 editorials 4 stocks. 12 Gwen. 32 to. 12 Graham s weather. T

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