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Burlington Hawk Eye (Newspaper) - September 26, 1966, Burlington, Iowa Hawk the Burlington Hawk Eye Eye tems 130th year no. 67 phone 754-8461 Burlington Iowa monday september 26, 1%6 gunships can to save marines 21 pages two sections Trice to hights count killed was churning in the Pacific. Weathermen said it might approach Japan thursday if it stays on its present course. Ida worst the weekend typhoons and particularly Ida caused multimillion Dollar damage including 60 per cent of the Pear and grape crops in Yamanashi prefecture site of it. Fuji. Salty rain carried by the typhoon also did widespread damage to harvests. Ida hurled the most violent weather forecast mostly Cloudy Little temperature change tonight and tuesday with occasional showers. Low tonight 47, High tuesday 65. Wednesday Outlook cooler with a Chance of scattered showers. River stages Burlington 7.2, Down .1 Augusta 1.6, no change nth Surg 5.4, no change. Mississippi mud typhoon disaster hits Japan Tokyo apr hundreds of police and soldiers were pressed into disaster out today to clean up the debris restore communications and dig out the dead from the worst typhoon to hit Japan in seven years. Typhoon Ida smashed into the heartland of Japan the Tokyo and it. Fuji area Early sunday while typhoon Helen was still beating Southern Japan with less ferocity. National police Headquarters said the latest count was 211 dead 103 missing and nearly 1.-000 injured. Damage to . Military installations was estimated at More than $6 million. $300 million in damage government officials estimated japanese damage at More than $300 million. It was the highest typhoon casualty toll since 5,041 died near Nagoya on sept. 26, 1959. U s. Army Headquarters said no americans were badly injured. A third big typhoon june winds Ever recorded by japanese weathermen a 202-mile gusts a at the top of it. Fuji. Inez is now a Hurricane Miami Fla. Apr tropical storm Inez grew into a Hurricane today and roared toward the Leeward islands with top winds of 80 Miles an hour. The weather Bureau hoisted Hurricane warnings Over die Leeward at the East end of die urn Quot Day for Pope Rome apr Pope Paul i observing his 69th birthday with a Normal 18-hour working schedule today urged 1,200 roman Catholic theologians opening a week Long International Congress in Rome to debate freely but to respect each other s opinions. Caribbean sea from Marie Galante to was expected to strike the Leeward sometime tuesday then threaten puerto Rico. Runaway Iowa girl nabbed Iii Illinois Elvaston 111. A a 15 year old girl who authorities reported ran away from a Davenport Iowa detention Home was arrested Here saturday with a 26-year-old Man. The Man who gave his name As Thomas Snell was held for questioning by Carthage 111., authorities. The girl was turned Over to Davenport authorities. Wont it be wonderful when income taxes get Back Down w Here we can Ai Ford to make a living Hayneville Ala. A a judge of state court threw out an assault charge today against a former special Deputy sheriff accused of wounding a civil rights worker during an outbreak of racial violence in Lowndes county last year. The decision by circuit judge Worth Thagard Means that the defendant Thomas l. Coleman cannot be indicted again and cannot be tried for the Shotgun Arthur plea is innocent James Anthony Arthur 38, of it Madison pleaded innocent in District court monday to a grand jury indictment charging him with first degree murder. Arthur is accursed in the june 19 slaying of mrs. Helen Barker. 38, of 2206 Gnahn. Mrs. Barker a Divorcee and Mother of two children was found shot in the bedroom of her Home. Judge George o. Van Allen set to . Get. 17 As the time to begin selection of a jury to hear the ease. Arthur continues to be held in the Des Moines county jail in it ail of Ca Aida a turf attack on the Rev Richard Morrisroe. A whte Catholic priest from Chicago. Immediately afterwards the court got ready for the trial of a Kun flux Kinsman. Eugene Thomas on a murder charge in the killing of Viola Gregg Liuzzo. Another White civil rights Volunteer. New indictment risible the dismissal of the assault and Battery indictment against Coleman came when slate atty. Gen. Richmond Flowers asked the judge to nol pros the charge which would have meant simply to drop it for want of prosecution but leave the Way open for a later grand jury to return another and perhaps More serious indictment. After a conference in an adjoining room Thagard dismissed the assault and Battery charge a with prejudice which Means no other indictment can be returned in that Case. Among spectators Coleman 56, a one time special officer and a Highway Engineer by profession sat among the spectators in the courtroom. Flowers has 5th Graf 129. Flowers has said repeatedly he feels Coleman should have been indicted on a More serious charge than assault and Battery which carries a maximum a $500 Fine. Dismissal of the lesser indictment would leave the Way open for a later grand jury to charge Coleman with a More serious offence. Sen. Kennedy controversial controversy about new York sen. Robert Kennedy is definitely a bipartisan thing. Republicans Aren t alone in disliking him. According to the latest Louis Harris Survey As a fkr a popularity offers a threat to president Johnson. Meanwhile the late president s brother is drawing Impre it Sive backing among derm rats from coast to coast. Details of the Harris poll appear on today Page 5. Intercept etl letter Pennsylvania kid hotel Burlington dear Hobo Royalty uneasy lies the head of an old King of the Road. Yours Hank Ike Pennsylvania kid Hobo King stays in hotel Here one of Tiu hottest items at the Central fire station is bicycle License tags. Tommie Mackie 7, finds the 50-cent investment includes Friendly advice by fireman Richard Thompson. By Lloyd Maffitt Burlington is Host to Peregrina Ting Royalty this week. Here to visit his colleague Hobo Queen Myrtle French and to look up old buddies in West Burlington is the Pennsylvania kid otherwise Richard Wilson 60-year-old King of the hoboes. He and Myrtle were elected at the Hobo convention at Britt last month. The King who a been Riding the rods for 42 years hails from Franklin. go Back once in a while not too the King occasionally takes a Job As dish Washer labourer or general Handyman but he does no to stay in one place Long his feet get the itch quickly and easily. Quot Winters i spend in California Arizona. And new his majesty reported. Quot ill stick around Burlington for another Day or so and then head for Quincy and St. the King is staying at hotel Burlington an incongruity that is attributed to Queen Myrtle a generosity she put him up there for a few Days. A lot of the fun has gone out of being a Hobo the King said in pensive mood. Quot these fast freights Are harder to he said Quot on the other hand the cops and Railroad Dicks Arentt nearly As Tough on a Guy. A int know me and shake hands with me when they see me now. Quot the girls stopped Riding the rods a Long time ago. A few of us still get together in the Jungle and Cook our Mulligan. Trouble is there a too Many winos on the winos also known As Quot Ding bats and Quot poor White trash Quot a Are looked Down upon by All right living hoboes. When he a travelling Cross country. The King a rides the if he a in a hurry he hitch hikes. Quot sometimes i ride the he added explaining that a Riding the Blind Means hopping onto a passenger train at the Point where two cars Are coupled its a Blind spot for trainmen and the free loader is comparatively Safe from detection the Hobo Monarch confided that Cedar rapids is one of his favorite cities a Quot that Cedar rapids Gazette sure likes to write me up a he explained. Again in contemplative mood. The King said he sometimes considers abdicating. A a in a kind of like to retire and run a Hobby shop or maybe raise chickens a he confessed. Quot in a not so Young any More a when you re Young you think you la always be Young and Able to keep following the Rainbow forever. Then age begins to creep into your Bones and some of the fun goes out of but done to count on his kingship s vacating his throne for a while yet. There in the world. ? where is the . Merchant Marine Academy located an wer on Page 2. J. I. Case workers Arni officials Confer in the parking lot. Cycle Odds Good by Willa Romkey bicycle owners Roll Good Odd. For getting stolen two Wheeler Back if they have the 50� ent licenses issued by the Central fire station Crews. Quot it s no firemen admit a but it readily identifies ownership when they Are a total of 4,722 of the 2-year licenses have been issued so far this year. With the issuing of licenses the Bike serial numbers Are recorded at the station and can be traced to their owners if stolen. Many of the stolen bicycles Are found parked at the swimming Pool during summer months. Officials were unable to give any estimate of How Many unlicensed bikes there Are in the City. To help promote licensing License application Blanks Are distributed each year at the schools. Bicycles Are required by a City ordinance to be licensed. The License May be revoked tor infraction of Laws. Who left a Post office employees Are getting used to finding just about anything left behind by patrons on tables or the office counter. Gloves scarves Billfold key cases an occasional Check and even a watch and a wig have been found in the lobby. The latest one however caused some speculation. It was a mauve coat for a teenage girl or a Small woman. A this one has us stumped a postmaster o. J. Hertel said. Quot puff the magic dragon a bristling with armament a were churning through the darkness to the embattled marines. Enemy i us in two companies of the 2nd battalion 7th marines were just South of the demilitarized zone Between North and South Viet Nam. For two Days they had battled a Well dug in enemy Force. The Navy corpsmen on the ground Donald Birdwell of Midland tex., spoke into a radio phone at the incoming aircraft. Quot in be got two seriously wounded men Down Here a he said. A one can to last More than 20 minutes unless we get him out. And in be got a lot More on my can to help his voice came through faintly in the planes. But his meaning was Clear. A ooh god a one Pilot said a i wish i could find a Landing strip to get in there and help them the gunship helicopters Plant work for talks a per unit Price on equipment produced on the wheel line one worker said. John Murray assistant personnel manager would make no comment. Elliott Anderson president of Law local 807, also declined comment. At 1240 p m. Company and Union officious went into conference in connection with the dispute. At that time Anderson told the employees who were milling around the Plant grounds that there would be no picketing. He also asked employees to let vehicles through the Plant s Gates. Swirled in. Blazing machine gun fire. A a puffy splattered bullets from its three guns a 6.000 rounds a minute. Minutes ticked by. Life was ebbing from the most critically Hurt Marine. Helicopter explodes a medical evacuation helicopter slanted Down through the bullets to try and get in. It exploded in a great Ball of flame. Fiery chunks of Metal shot into the sky. It had been hit by an artillery Shell fired in support of the surrounded troops. The four Marine crewmen and a Navy medical corpsman aboard were killed. The Pilot of a puff a a Apt. Edward Mckee. 28. Of it. Vernon. Wash., gritted his Teeth and cursed. Pilots ordered away another helicopter and then a third tried to drive through the bullets to bring out the wounded. But the enemy fire was too fierce. The pilots were ordered not to try to land. But for the Marine beside Birdwell it was too late. He had died a almost 20 minutes exactly from the time Birdwell issued his urgent plea. In the aircraft. Bird Wells voice crackled again Over the radios a a in be fixed the rest of these Guys now. We can hold out til bodies in ponchos the aircraft flew Back to Marine Headquarters at Dong a three Miles East. At Dawn today the evacuation helicopters returned to the Battle scene. Helmets of dead and wounded Jay beside Foxholes. Bodies wrapped in ponchos Lay near the Landing zone. Wounded waited beside them. One Marine who had been unhurt in the fighting Lance Cpl. Jerry Bluey of Denton tex., described the bitter night a i thought the world had come to an Erhard Johnson set Cape Kennedy Isit u. S. Air Force gunships went to the Aid of embattled u. S. Marines South of the demilitarized zone in South Viet Nam sunday night. Associated press photographer Rick Merron was aboard one. Here is his . By Rick Merron near the demilitarized zone South Viet Nam apr the medical corpsman sprawled beside two badly wounded marines. He had done All he could and desperately a needed help. It was inky dark. North vietnamese troops that had ripped into the marines at dusk with mortars now were pouring in automatic Rifle fire. Axillary blasts Back american artillery blasted Back at the enemy positions. Through the crackle and Roar of the fighting could be heard the whirling Blades of helicopters. Gunships medical evacuation choppers and a twin engine c47 Case stops Union company talks were underway at the local j. I. Case company Plant monday afternoon after an estimated 300 United Auto w orders Union members failed to return to work after the lunch break. The dispute involved incentive pay on the wheel line a member said. One unidentified worker said there Are approximately 20 wheel line employees and that the remaining men stayed out in sympathy with their complaint. Center of the controversy is the company a failure to give possibility of american German cooperation in the peaceful civilian exploration of spacer they Are going to take a firsthand look at the Center of . Activity at Cape Kennedy. This was the fifth meeting of the two. White House press Secretary Bill d. Moyers said they conferred alone for an hour and a half and then joined key Cabinet and other advisers in tile Cabinet room for a joint report on their discussions. Political military subjects Moyers said Johnson and Erhard went into political and military matters in relation to nato the question of whether Germany will fulfil obligations to buy $1.35 billion Worth of military hardware by next june 30, Trade end space matters. Erhard went to the White House from a state department meeting with Secretary of state Dean Rusk and Secretary of defense Robert s. Mcnamara. The Chancellor who arrived in Washington saturday entered the White House through an Entrance out of sight of new men a informal visit White House press Secretary Bill d. Moyers said the unusual a practice had no significance a except to keep the visit Erhard reportedly planned to ask Johnson to postpone Bonn s agreement to buy $135 billion Worth of . Military equipment in two years ending next june 30 sunday. Erhard conferred with rude and undersecretary of state George w. Ball. Can go half Way the Chancellor reportedly told the . Officials that West Germany is unable to pay More than 50 per cent of the $675 million obligation each year to help defray the Cost of keeping 290.-000 troops of the . 7th army in Germany. Other topics to be discussed inc Ude sharing of nuclear weapons and cooperative .-West German space ventures. Washington a president Johnson and Chancellor Ludwig Erhard of West Germany conferred for nearly two hours today in nato Trade space and other questions and agreed to Fly together to Cape Kennedy Fla., tuesday. The trip is a followup on their last session in november when the two men talked Over the

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