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Daily Chronicle, The (Newspaper) - July 18, 1967, Centralia, WashingtonQute Batu chronicle Cen Trolio Chehalis Washington 10 cents tuesday july 18, 1967 12 pages 76th year in nation s strike idled trains Roll again As walkout ends Washington Cap the first nationwide rail strike in 20 years ended and trains began 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 Dis Pute Over wages. Railroad schedules Railroad service was Velum ing to Normal in the twin cities tuesday following a 14 hour suspension of activity during the machinists strike. Joe Daly station agent in Centra i a said Hie first local train from Centralia a Van Couver local left the main line freight Yards at . Tuesday. Passenger train service was expected to be on a Normal basis. The Lone picket in the twin City area left his Post at the Corr Wralia Roundhouse area about 8 . Tuesday. The word to Stop the strike spread rapidly across the coun try after the president acted. Pickets began withdrawing a Short time later and Many of the commuter trains in big metropolitan areas resumed operations. 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 population boost seen annexations were the main topic of business at the monday City commission meet ing. The population of Chehalis in creased 101 monday with the annexation of 52 acres South of Chehalis in the Adams Road olympic area including the elementary school. Chehalis1 population now stands at an annexation ordinance was passed which will see 320 acres North of Chehalis annexed to the City on sept. 5. And to keep the annexation activity moving another petition of intent to Annex an area on fair Street from 17th to 19th streets was submitted to the commission. Petitioners signing for 93 per cent of the in assessed valuations were j. B. Armstrong Helen m. Hull ver non e. Wedin w. M. Cory Harold s. Schwartz and Edward Plant. The area extends South of fair Street for about 400 feet. A hearing on the petition of in tent to Annex will be held next monday. About 12 persons reside in the area of proposed annexation. In other business the City Heads opened two bids for re surfacing parts of main Street Cascade and Chehalis avenues. A contract was awarded to b and k construction co., Kelso the Low bidder. The other bidder was Pacific Sand and gravel co., Centralia which bid a plumbing License was granted to Toledo plumbing co. Late news bulletins Pittsburgh Mue this week after receiving tar baby an eight year old Mare. Mary Beth lost her first horse last month when it died of injuries suffered when it was entangled in a trestle. Articles appear ing in the Dally chronicle brought response donations restore smile from several club and individuals who donated funds towards the Purchase of a new horse for Mary Beth. She is the daughter of or. And Fri. Urban of Centralia. Her parents made up the balance of funds needed to Pur Chase the new hone. Chronicle staff photo . Choppers ambush Viet Cong Sampan Fleet a the . Today reported 122 Saigon command Viet Cong samoans sunk in two helicopter at least 143 communist soldiers killed in i Small firefights across South Vietnam in the past 24 hours and red mortar and rocket at tacks on five South vietnamese and american Camps near Sai gon. The command said one flight of firefly helicopters using searchlights and flares sur prised a Convoy of Supply Sam pans at the Mouth of the Truong Giang River 350 Miles Northeast of Saigon before Dawn monday. Coming under heavy fire from the Edge of the River the Heli copters silenced the gun Bunker with rockets then destroyed 71 of the 40-foot Junks and Sam pans the Leader of the flight reported. A similar helicopter strike two weeks ago surprised another Convoy on the same River and Sank 148 samoans. Another . Army helicopter gunship Loam reported it Sank 51 samoans and destroyed 11 fortified positions in Day Long operations about 30 Miles West of Saigon monday. Communist gunners fired about 200 mortar and rocket rounds into five South Vietnam Ese and american posts be tween Midnight and Dawn today in an arc about 25 Miles North West of Saigon on a Road leading to Cambodia. Simultaneously the Viet Cong hit one of the Phuoc a 500-Man infantry attack. Military spokesmen said one american was killed and 15 wounded and South vietnamese units suffered Light casualties. The Viet Cong lost it dead in the infantry attack on the Post at Phuoc Hiep which was de fended by a battalion of South county Road personnel granted wage increase salaries and wages for Lew is county Road department Crews and supervisory person Nel were increased four per cent effective july 1, according to resolutions adopted monday by the Lewis county commissioners. New monthly salary figures for various positions include county Road Engineer assistant Engineer Sci senior Engineer Junior Engineer of craftsman Junior Engineer ii engineering aide i engineering aide ii engineering aide Iii engineering aide Ivac Countant assistant accountant i assistant account James picnic slated grand Mound descent dents of Samuel and Anna Maria James who settled on Mound Prairie in 1852, will attend the annual James family association picnic Here sunday aug. 6. John r. James a great grand son of the pioneers will be Pic Nic Host. Tant ii Engineer s and commissioner s Deputy Road supervisor Bridge Crew supervisor area fore Man shop superintendent Weed Spray Foreman and traffic Foreman other new wages on a daily basis include heavy equipment operator head Carpenter Crusher Man Mecha Nic parts Man truck Driver Carpenter Utility Man and labourer extra help will be paid an hour. The salaries include personal membership in Lewis county medical service plans. In other business monday the county Heads authorized the in vestment of in Tempora Rily unallocated county Road funds to 182 Day . Treas Ury Bills. An application for a Frans Hice by the town of Morton to in stall Miles of water line on the Davis Lake Road to serve the new . Plywood Corpora Tion shop facility was received. A Public hearing on the matter was set for aug. 21. Vietnamese troops supported by artillery and Flar ships spewing Quick hiring galling gun shells. The air War Over North Viet Nam continued unabated and the . Command reported the loss of the 611th . Combat plane to gunners in North Viet Nam an air Force f105 thunderchief which went Down Mon Day on a raid against the rail Yard at Kep 38 Miles Northeast of Hanoi the air Force said the Pilot was missing. Radio Hanoi claimed two . Planes were downed monday and one Pilot taken prisoner. The . Com Mand reported 134 missions were flown Over North Vietnam despite spotty weather that Cov ered Many target areas. The frequently hit rail line Northeast of Hanoi to red China was hit at Kep and at Bacle pilots reported Many cuts in the rails but were unable to give further damage assessment be cause of smoke and dust. Four communist mig21s were sighted in their busiest Day in More than six weeks. 5 vie for 1 television set we had says the advertiser who ran this chronicle want and four the first Nett and ran one the next Day. First party took 27" Hoffman to in Beautiful Large mahogany Cabinet with doors. New picture tube and in Fine condition. Tone control 1 speakers. Cabinet alone world asking Price of 550. 748-xxxx. Don t store you have something of value that you no longer need sell it with a chronicle for Sale to buy sell rent use daily chronicle classified ads 734-3311, 795-3802 after i . 734-3313. Quinault fire sparked by Cable friction Olympia a about 4 . Last thursday a Inch Cable whipped through a pile of Cedar slash at a logging Camp on the North Fork of the raft River on the olympic Peninsula. Friction from the Cable known to loggers As a Straw line and used to haul heavier rigging about ignited the tinder dry Wood. Ten Miles to the North at the Clearwater Lookout station of the slate department of natural resources a Lookout spotted smoke. He notified e. C. Gockerell the department s Field supervisor who reached the scene la about half an hour at that time Gockerell reported the fire had covered about 20 acres and wind borne embers were spreading it. By tuesday morning the raft River fire had spread to approximately acres making it the worst in state protected Tim Ber since a Blaze in Clark and Skamania counties in 1952. Loren Tucker supervisor of fire Protection for the depart ment of natural resources said Crews expected to bring the fire under control by tuesday eve Ning. Some personnel were be ing released. Tucker a limited the out of the firefighting at a Day. The state will Bill the owners of the Timberland. The land on the Quinault Indi an reservation is under various owners. Some is retained by the indians and the Bureau of Indi an affairs will pay that share of he Cost. Some has been sold to logging operators. The Blaze began at an operation of the esses lagging co. Of Quinault on land which esses owns. The department estimated monday that about 60 per cent of the fire area was slash. Of the Green Timber 95 per cent was old growth Cedar and tire rest Kun mostly Hemlock. When these Trees Are logged there is a lot of defective material that is not Ralph a. Beswick assistant supervisor of the fire control division said. As a result a great volume of material is left in the both the state and the Forest service require that this slash be burned after logging operations on land which they own. The Indian Bureau does not re quire this on Indian land. On privately owned land the owner is required by slate Law to Abate the slash but there is no penalty for not doing so As Long As there is no fire. About 400 men fought the fire half of them depart-1 ment personnel and stale Honor Camp inmates and half of them loggers. Some use was made of air planes and helicopters said Tucker once they get go ing like this there is Only one so Lution get Down on the Earth and build trails and Burn out the because of the dryness and density of the slash piled 10 feet deep in places fire lines within it would not hold and it was decided to Burn it completely after making trails around the perimeter of the Blaze with trac Tow

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