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Daily Chronicle, The (Newspaper) - November 20, 1967, Centralia, WashingtonCrane has big reach this dragline Crane which has a 140-foot Boom it one of two excavating a Pilot pit in connection with the steam electric Plant project Northeast of Centralia. Crane s bucket has an eight Yard capacity. Chronicle staff photo excavation of steam Plant Pilot pit1 under Wayne of Centralia a total of 50 to 55 men is employed in excavation of a Pilot pit and drilling near the site of the Centralia steam electric Plant. According to a Portland spokesman for Pacific Power and Light co., excavation started about mid october on the test pit and is to be completed by feb. 1. Up and l and Washington water Power co., Spokane Are partners in the announced million project to construct the 1.4 kilowatt Coal fired steam Power Plant. Excavation of the Pilot pit is to expose Coal seams and deter mine How Well slopes of the pit prize won by artist mrs. Dixie Rogerson Centralia artist has won the Best of show award in the National Grange Art contest. Judg ing was in Syracuse . The winning Oil painting by mrs. Rogerson was entered through the sponsorship of the Lincoln Creek Grange. Oils by mrs. Rogerson also were selected to hang in the Lith annual exhibit of South West Washington artists showing through nov. 22 at Kittredge Hall on the University of puget sound Campus Tacoma. Several of her pictures also were displayed recently at the Evergreen playhouse in Centra Lia. Late news bulletins Tel Aviv Israel a fighting broke out across the Jordan River cease fire line again today for the third straight Day and israeli troops hit a mine planted by Arab raiders along the West Ern Bank of the River the army Taid Here. There was no immediate word of israeli casualties. Moscow a Moscow radio said tonight that four . Sailors who left their ship in Japan Are now in the soviet Union. The four were identified As airman John m. Barilla a Catonsville my. Air Man Richard d. Bailey if Jacksonville Fla. Airman apprentice Michael a. Lind Ner if mount Pocono pa., airman apprentice Craig w. Andersen to san Jose Calif. Foggy fair through tuesday with Patchy morning fog. Highs 50-55, lows 30-35. Complete weather on Page f. Will hold up during the Rainy season. Clearing of an excavation spoilage and work area Ghana Fprd Valley Northeast of Centra Lia started about oct. 1. The 500 attend dedication Winlock or. Louis Bruno state school superintendent commended those concerned sunday for the Fine spirit of co operation that led to construction of the new Winlock High Bruno was featured speaker at dedication ceremonies for the it. St. Helens High school two Miles East of Here. About 500 attended the dedication. Jack Sarvela oldest member in Point of service on the win lock school Board spoke on the history of the school and paid tribute to Board members and the Community residents for the sustained Effort which brought the project to a successful conclusion. W. A. Johnson of Everett architect for the school project discussed construction of the school Plant. Lloyd Hutson it. St. Helens High school principal gave the address of Welcome. Or. M. M. Yahn of Winlock was master of ceremonies. A tour of the High school which opened classes for the first time this fall followed the dedication. Plaintiff wins Case a Lewis county Superior court jury ruled for the Plain Tiff Virgil Martin in his Appeal against the state department of labor and industries following a two Day trial which ended Fri Day night. Donald Adams Mossyrock was jury Foreman. The jury re tired to deliberate on the ver dict at . And reached a verdict at . In the verdict the jury ruled that Martin s Industrial injury on nov. 19, 1959 had worsened Between 1962 and 1964 and that Martin was permanently disabled in 1964 As a result of the 1959 injury. Next jury trial of the 1967 autumn jury term before judge Dorwin j. Cunningham will be the sixth set for next tuesday. It is a personal injury damage suit stemming from an automobile Accident on Market Street in Chehalis on March 13, 1966, being brought by Anthony wild against Ernest Ronia. Another damage suit docketed for next week his been dismissed. H was being brought by ova Dunn against Harold c. Sham Ley. Area cleared is feet wide and feet Long. When Coal is exposed the Bot Tom of the pit will be approximately 200 feet wide and 400 feet Long up and l representative said monday. Two Large dragline cranes Are being used in the excavation As Well As bulldozers. West of the excavated area another Crew is improving Drain age to stabilize the area. Contractors involved Are Dravo corp. And Halvorson Mason. A. B. Martin of Washington water Power is managing the Job. Construction on the main project is to Start late next year. The first of two generators is scheduled to be on the line by the fall of 1971. Franchise awarded a franchise to construct a water line to the North Chehalis City limits along the old 99 High Way was granted monday morn ing to the City of Chehalis by the Lewis county commissioners following a Public hearing. Another hearing by the City of Centralia before the commis Sion was cancelled when it Noti fied the county commissioners that it had withdrawn its application for a Utility franchise in the same area. A scheduled meeting to discuss the possible joining of water lines Between Chehalis and Centralia also was cancelled when Centralia City officials failed to show up for the session at the court House. The Parent withdrawal of the Centralia applications for utilities stems from an announce ment last week that Wiliam Jones co owner of Yard Bird shopping Center had abandoned plans for construction of a new shopping Center and hous ing development along the Kresky Road. Rescue painful Salkum a Salkum Wom an was hospitalized sunday with a shoulder injury when she fell and rolled 120 feet at the Sal Kum garbage dump while trying to Rescue her dog. She is mrs. Scott Nancy Osburn 31, who is listed in Good condition monday at St. Helen Hospital attendants report. Lewis county sheriff s offi cers said mrs Osburn was dumping garbage when her dog got stuck on a limb. While at tempting to Rescue the animal she fell 20 feet and rolled an other 100 feet. Salkum Volunteer firemen had her up when the Mossyrock search and Rescue unit arrived on the scene. Cen Trolio Chehalis Washington 10 cents interest rates increase Washington a the Federal Reserve Board s Dis count rate moved up a Noich to Day in what officials described As an Effort to protect the Dollar in the Wake of the British Pound devaluation. The Rise from 4 to 4vz per ent is identical to one put into effect on dec. 5, 1965, but that was for a different reason to Stem inflation. It triggered a year of Light Money. This Lime however the move is designed to prevent a heavy flow of dollars overseas in search of higher interest rates. It s expected to have Little immediate effect on consumer interest rates in his country. When it devalued the Pound on saturday from s2.80 to Britain also raised its discount rate from 6va to 8 per cent. The . Discount rate is the interest commercial Banks must the Federal Reserve for Money they borrow from the system. Oiler Rales Are pegged upward from it. In this Case however the Board is bringing its Rale More in line with interest rates else where in the world Economy rather than tracking new ground. Interest Rales generally Are at their highest level in almost half a Century. But some officials said the higher discount could tend in the Long run toward an increase in rates Consumers for Loans. In this connection it could have an anti inflationary effect but officials emphasized that would be Only a Side effect the Federal Reserve acted at an emergency saturday night meeting and its decision was announced sunday. There was no immediate reaction from the White House. A statement by Treasury Secretary Henry h. Fowler said nothing about the discount rate and mentioned worldwide cooperation to help the British. He expressed Confidence inc United kingdom would achieve ils objective of improved Competition in world markets. But chairman Wright Man if the House banking committee a frequent critic of Federal Reserve Board receive measles shots a mass measles immunization Effort sunday throughout Lewis county has eliminated the threat of a major epidemic of measles Here this Winter or. R. Sherwin Johnston county health officer reported monday. Or. Johnston said Young sters Between 1 and 12 years of age took advantage of the free clinics throughout the county. A Volunteer staff of 180 people worked before and after the clinics to make it possible the health officer pointed out All evidence indicates we will never have a measles epidemic in Lewis or. Johnston declared. All of our vaccine supplies were used up. In fact we ran out and had to Rush vac Cine for 100 shots from Tenino and 150 from Rochester to com plete immunization of Cen Traisia he added. Centralia physicians were vaccine. Kept hopping All afternoon As they immunized 565 youngsters. In Chehalis 255 were Given shots. At the other clinics or. John Ston listed 109 at Winlock 73 at be Ell 71 at Toledo 05 at mor Ion and 80 youngsters at Randle. The sunday Effort was the biggest mass immunization Campaign in Lewis county since the standout 1955 drive that eradicated polio or. Johnston said. The measles immunization Campaign was headed by or. Johnston and or. Joel h. Tooth Aker Centralia with the full endorsement of the Lewis county medical society. On a statewide basis the Campaign was co sponsored by the state depart ment of health and the Washington stale medical association. The Campaign was made possible through the discovery and licensing of the Schwarz bus House collision recalls 20s crashes the front Page picture in sat urday s daily chronicle of the Centralia Home damaged by a greyhound bus released a Host of memories for miss Doris Johnston who lived in the House on South Gold St. During the ld20 s and still lives in Centra Lia. That was before they put the Guardrail up. On the average of about once every two months we had a car come crashing into that Yard during the re Calls miss Johnston. And once while we were there a Grey hound bus we called them stages then crashed into the House and took the Back porch i can just see my Mother she d run out into the Yard still in her Nightshirt and she d Tell Shemto leave that car there until you for the dam Ages sometimes the car would be in our Yard for a week. But the House got my father Warren Johnston was an invalid. And he slept in that front room. Your picture shows the windows. A car crashed into those windows one time and sent Glass shattering All Over his bed. But he was t Hurt. No one was in the nine years we lived another remembrance released by the picture is that the family paid per month rent for the House. Could be that was Why it was so muses the former Resi Dent. Policy said of the discount Rale Rise i Don t like it. The peo ple Are fed up with crushing in Terest Patman said Tho Board used the devaluation of the Pound As an excuse to raise the rate. The Board s action is effective today at 10 of the 12 Federal re serve Banks. Banks at Philadel phia and is. Louis Are expected to follow suit soon. Officials said the action is in tended As a demonstration that the United states is going to do what it can to maintain the Dol Lar in International this serves notice that the nation is not willing to let Dol Lars flow out of Here Willy nil one source said in describing the move us a modest pre cautionary a Rise in attic discount rate irom 4 to 4v4 per cent on dec. 6, 1965, coupled with other Light Money policies sent interest Rales last year to a 40-year High. The discount Rale was returned to 4 per cent last april after in Lerell rates and inflationary pressure had subsided. Since then however some in Terest rates Havo risen even higher than they did last year there was no Inci Calion in sunday s announcement whether the increase would trigger a other round of tight Money. This would depend on other actions the Board might take in ensuing weeks. Banks have borrowed Little Money from the Federal re serve this year mainly because of he Board s easy credit poli cies. The Hoard said ils action was taken in Light of the British de a nation but other sources said an overriding reason was the in creased British Bank rate. Earlier president Johnson reacted to the devaluation by reaffirming unequivocally the commitment of the United slates to buy and sell Gold at the existing Price of an this was designed to Dampen 12 die in state by the associated press the death of a 66-year-old Zil Lah Yakima county Man Sun Day of injuries received when struck by a vehicle saturday has raised the 1967 Washington traffic toll to 737, 22 More than a year ago. Frank c. Webb who was struck As he crossed slate High Way 22, two Miles North of top Penish saturday evening was the -12th person to die on the state s highways this weekend. Julia Marie Alberg 67, Spokane was killed when the car driven by her husband Fritz 80, skidded on interstate 90, plunged Over an embankment and Over turned at b a. M. Sunday about 17 Miles West of Spokane. Dale j. Peck 28, Redmond was killed when a car in which he was Riding tumbled end Over end 200 feet Down an embankment about five Miles South of u. S. 10 on the Echo Lake cutoff near Issaquah at . Sun Day. The Driver Robert Lee Brooks 32, Kent and another passenger were injured. Doanld jr., 21, it. Lewis was killed when the car in which he was Riding plunged Down an embankment and landed on a freeway exit in Tacoma saturday night. George v. Z. A Chiroy 20, it. Lewis and Dianne Marie Man Chester is suburban South Seattle died when their car was involved in a head on crash seven Miles East of Spanaway on the Road to it. Rainier Satur Day. A Yakima Man 0. Derrill troop 40, was killed when his car left the Highway at the Richland y on Highway 410, and burst into flames. 200 million population reaches record Washington a presi Dent Johnson was interrupted in the Middle of a speech today by the recorded arrival of the nation s newest citizen an unknown who raised the . Population figure above 200 million for the first time. The interruption came at . Est when the Cen sus clock showed the United slates had officially joined communist China India and the so Viet Union As the Only nations with More than 200 million residents. Johnson who was posing challenges for America s third Century and next 100 million persons paused just in time to see he historic figure appear on the clock. An overflow crowd at the ceremony cheered and a lauded. The president said the nation faced three questions Over and Over during the past 200 years we be a free shall we be one and shall we be a humane a we answered each of these questions Johnson said. But once was not enough. They had to be answered again and again by each succeeding he said each time the answer has always been the same yes. Now we Are coming to grips with a fourth John son said. It May be the hard est one we have Ever tried to answer. It is this shall we be a great that is the question for the third for the next Hundred million Alexander b. Trowbridge Secretary of Commerce under whose jurisdiction the census Bureau Falls is to Lead the Cele bration in the Commerce department lobby where a census clock has been ticking off popu lation gains for 40 years. The clock now registers a net Gam of one person every 14vi seconds based on one birth every 8 a seconds one death every 17 seconds an immigrant every 60 seconds and an Emi Grant every 23 minutes. Timing is based on recent averages rather than actual births deaths arrivals and departures and the timing is changed As the averages change. A private group the Popula Tion reference Bureau con tends the Basic calculations Are All wrong. It says the census Bureau missed 5.7 million americans in the 1960 nose count. Actually the reference Bureau said the United slates population probably surpassed 200 million in the Spring of 1965 and could be at least 206 million now. It said its Contention is based on 1960 census figures indicating there were far More negro women than men and concluded some negro males must not have been counted. The census Bureau conceded the possibility of a higher popu lation but stuck by the Basic fact on which the 200 million estimate is i960 Popula Tion by its count of the 200 million figure includes not Only . Residents but american servicemen abroad. In the first census in 1790, the Bureau counted Ameri cans. It look until 1915 to reach the first 100 million but the Bureau said the 300 million Mark could be reached by the turn of the Century in Only 33 years. Any speculation that the United states might follow the British Lead and devalue the Dollar. A devaluation of the Dollar can Only be done by raising the Price of Gold. Elsewhere it was reported he . Commitment to help buoy the Pound might total million about one sixth of the total the British Are reportedly seeking from All sources. The International monetary fund has indicated it will approve a British request for billion As part of this Effort. Vietnam . Battalion losses heavy Saigon a _ North Viet namese regulars surrounded a . Paratrooper battalion on a Hill near the cambodian Border in South Vietnam s Central High lands today and with heavy ground assaults and mortar at tacks apparently inflicted heavy casualties. An american Relief Force reached the scene at dusk. The battalion of the . 173rd airborne brigade was Cut off for 24 hours before the reinforcements arrived to break he communist attack and bring out dead and wounded. Heavy ene ground fire kept Rescue helicopters away. Associated press correspondent John Lengel reported from Dak to about 15 Miles from the fighting the heavy communist fire set off a huge explosion in Side the . Perimeter possibly causing heavy casualties. It could not be determined immediately what caused the blast. The fighting perhaps the most vicious yet in the High lands Campaign came As . Planes bombed the Hanoi Hai Phong area for the fifth straight Day on sunday. The attacks included blows against the fifth and six targets to come off the Pentagon s restricted list in four Days. They Are a Concrete Plant and a Barge Yard near Hanoi. The . Command announced the loss of four planes bringing the total number of losses Over the North to 749 aircraft. The four planes carried six Crew men All of whom Are missing. The belief grew among Amer ican commanders that the communists at Dak to Are trying to do what they achieved earlier this year just below the demilitarized Large Amer ican forces away from thickly populated areas and pin them Down in Tho sparsely settled mountains. Some americans and South vietnamese now Are at Dak to 270 Miles North of Saigon opposing an estimated of North vietnamese. North vietnamese soldiers dug in on a Hill 14 South West of Dak to killed 40 Para troopers of the u. S. I73rd air borne brigade and wounded 42 in an All Day Battle sunday. The paratroopers swept the Battle Field today but there was no immediate report of How Many enemy bodies they found. Field reports told of three clashes within 800 Yards of each other. The North vietnamese broke Contact after seven hours under a heavy bombardment by u. S. Fighter bombers and artillery. Elsewhere in the area two u. S. 4th infantry division Compa Nies fought four Miles South of Dak to and the South Viet namese reported a Victory sat urday on Hill 1416, five Miles Northeast of the Dak to Airstrip. The 4th division reported three . Infantrymen and seven North vietnamese soldiers killed and 12 americans wounded. The South vietnamese said their paratroopers and . Planes killed 390 North Viet namese regulars on Hill 1416. Shotgun fired 3 times in family altercation three Shotgun blasts were fired Early saturday morning one in the direction of Centralia policeman Bart Bush and his mashup hurts Man an oregonian who lost control of his car and crashed in a ditch near Morton sunday evening was taken to the Morton Gen eral Hospital for treatment of facial cuts broken rib and pos sible Back injury state troopers reported. Injured was Allen f. Hopper the Dalles Ore. His 1967-Motlel car was damaged an estimated officers said. The Acci Dent occurred at . Four Miles West of Morton on the Ona Laska Morton Highway. In another one car Accident Over the weekend a Sedan driven by Donald w. Moritz West Linn Ore., struck a Deer on the freeway Safe Miles South of Chehalis. An estimated damage was caused to his late Model car. Burglaries reported Mossyrock two week end burglaries of Mossyrock stores were under investigation monday by Lewis county Sher Iff s deputies. Break ins of Ghosn s store and Adams grocery occurred i Lucr Friday night or Early saturday morning. A Cash Register and a s a f e were opened at Ghosn s store operated by Paul Ghosn and a Safe entered at Adams grocery owned by Don Adams. The amount of Money and merchandise stolen was not re ported by the sheriff s office. Patrol car during a family altercation. Sgt. Bruce Van Buskirk of the Centralia department said neither Bush nor the car was hit. He said the Shotgun was discharged twice within the House at about . Bush who was alone at the time called for help on his police radio and two sheriff s cars and two state patrol cars responded. Two Centra lians were apprehended by Centralia police and sheriff s deputies three hours later and Are lodged in the Lew is county jail pending filing of formal charges. The House at 2615 North Pearl St., just outside the City limits is owned by Larry Peterson and rented by Sherrie Hewitt. Patrolman Bush had stopped the altercation and was standing by waiting for the sheriff s depart ment deputies when the third Shotgun blast was fired. Free movie tickets if you Don t read the chronicle classified Page daily then you d better tart today. Beginning today and every Day a Small Classi fied and somewhere on the want will men Tion the name of some one in the county aria if your name u 1 listed. Stop by me daily chronicle office in Centralia or Chehalis and two tickets to the Fox theatre or Chehalis the atre Are yours free of charge. 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