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Eureka Times Standard (Newspaper) - April 21, 1968, Eureka, California In i giants take i league Lead a. See sports she stems first aboard in flt a air ambulance i feature Story. Page to Mem mama daily newspaper for Northwestern California and Southern Oregon vol Chi a no. 112 a established 1854 Eureka California sunday april 21, 1968 �jj3jl6cs� Price per copy daily 10c�?sunday 15c a a 44 pages today Buras Homes 12 killed when Airliner of 500 people cracks up in . Africa Newark . Apr a fire the fire said one fireman a came Al plane Burns Only 6 saved that chief Joseph m. Redden said was a definitely set burned a five Block area saturday. It left a possible 500 persons homeless in the City a predominantly negro Central Ward. No disorder was reported during the Blaze that erupted about 5 . And was officially declared under control shortly before la . Inhabitants of the area aided firemen. They helped Rescue two firemen trapped on a rooftop. There were no serious injuries. Fire director James Caufield said the fire began in a building on Bergen Street. It travelled Over an area bounded by Bergen and Avon Avenue Rose Terrace and Chadwick Avenue and Avon and Tracy Avenue. Visible in Manhattan More than 40 buildings mostly Frame dwellings were decoded. They included Canaan Baptist Church and the Washington beverage co., a soda water factory. The fire was stopped at Avon Avenue school. The roof of the school burned. Fire equipment was brought in from Many neighbouring communities. Smoke Clouds from the Blaze could be seen for Miles. Eight persons were taken to hospitals but Only one detained. Mrs. Eloise Melton 31, of 547 Bergen St., was held at Beth is eral Hospital for a Ray of possible broken Bones. The injured included three firemen and one police officer. The Blaze which involved buildings on several blocks could be seen from lower Manhattan across the Hudson River. A Newark resident watching two fishing Craft towed into Harbor the Humboldt Bay coast guard station on the Samoa Peninsula sent two of its motor launches to give towing assistance to a like number of fishing boats which incurred engine failures off the county a coast yesterday. The first Call was at 8 40 . When the 40-foot a Betty loud radioed it was without Power 12 Miles North of the Bay Entrance and in 15 fathoms of water. The 44-foot launch took her in Tow and moored her at the Small boat Basin at 2 50 . With owner and operator Howard d. Sigsby of Charleston ore., and a crewman aboard. Meanwhile a 1 45 . Call sent the 36-foot launch a mile Southeast of the station to Aid the 36-foot a an netted with John w. Minton of Fortuna at the Helm. Contact was made at 2 25 . And arrival at the Basin was logged at 3 . Both assistance efforts were conducted without incident. Halfway Down a ladder and then jumped As flames shot out from the building. He was caught by tile another fireman witnesses said Hung from a fire escape for several seconds until a crowd purposely gathered beneath him to break his fall. A the walked away a the witness said. Cash Register stolen from . Station government officials last night threw a Blanket of a no comments Over an investigation of a break in and burglary at the Humboldt Bay coast guard station after a Cash Register from its canteen was found on the Samoa Beach yesterday morning. An Arcata woman called the Humboldt county sheriffs office at 9 40 . To report she had come across the Cash Register while walking on the Beach. Deputies assigned to the Case reported the woman took them to the spot where they recovered the Cash Register on Federal property just inside the North Gate of the station. They said it was full of Sand and after taking it to a service station to Wash it out they were unable to open it although the Money till was still in it. Deputies transported the Register to Eureka police Headquarters Here where it was opened and $215.17 Worth of checks marked a for Deposit Only United states coast guard were found inside. A Call to the station led to a spokesman a acknowledgement that the Register had been taken from the bases canteen along with some $150 in Cash and several Cartons of cigarettes. However the Cash and cigarette thefts were unconfirmed nor was the time and method of entry disclosed As station personnel subsequently revealed a san Francisco Headquarters order banned release of any information pending the outcome of its investigation. Headquarters investigators were reported in route to Eureka last night. Weather Eureka and Vicinity generally fair through monday except for considerable Low cloudiness late sunday and Early monday. Cooler nights High temperatures both Days 48-5�, lows at night 25 44. North to Northwest winds 12 to 25 mph during the afternoons diminishing to 2-12 mph at night. Probability of measurable rain near Zero through monday. Offshore smal Craft warnings Cape Mendocino northward for northerly winds 20-35 knots decreasing sunday. Otherwise winds mostly North to Northwest 10-25 knots through monday except locally stronger in the afternoons and evenings. Fair through monday except for Low cloudless monday morning precipitation 24-hour, .00 season 26.77 last season 41.08, Normal 34-71. Sunrise 5 29 . Sunset 7 02 pm. Businesses and Homes were smashed Friday when a Tornado ripped a 400-foot wide Swath through Greenwood Ark. At least 13 persons were killed and 270 through the wreckage of their Udall lauds cooperation on big dam los Banos apr Secretary of the Interior Stewart l. Udall lauded saturday the Federal state partnership which built the san Luis unit a part of two giant California water projects Udall was the key speaker in dedication ceremonies marking the completion of the major portions of the unit part of the Federal Central Valley project and the state water project. The units estimated Cost is $628 million. Ground was broken aug 18, 1962 for the 3m> mile Long earthen fill san Luis dam a sixth largest in the world by the late president John f. Kennedy and former gov. Edmund g. Brown. A these facilities Are also the result of a unique partnership Between the Federal and state government a the Secretary said. A a nowhere else has the Federal government cooperated so closely with the government of a state on so Large a development. A it is fitting that the nation and the people of its largest state should Pool their talents to built and operate facilities continued on Page 2 Fri puts Ray on la wanted Washington a what May be the nations most intensive manhunt gained fresh pressure saturday when the Fri placed on its a most wanted list a fugitive convict accused of murder in the assassination of or. Martin Luther King or. James Earl Ray a 40-year-old habitual criminal is being hunted by police from Border to Border and beyond for the april 4 sniper slaying in Memphis tenn., of the negro civil rights Leader from Atlanta. The Fri alway has limited its list of most wanted criminals to to names but saturday it lengthened this Roll of Dishonour toll by adding Ray a White loner known also by the name of Erie starve Galt and by six other aliases. Three charges filed in addition to a state first degree murder warrant issued in Memphis Ray is wanted on Federal charges of conspiracy to deny or. King his civil rights and of flight to escape confinement. The latter traces to his april 1967 escape from Missouri prison at Jefferson City where he was starting his eighth year Mccoy and hat Fields Are feuding again Humboldt county sheriffs deputies spent much of Friday night trying to keep the peace Between two Trinidad families after their latest incident in an apparent Long string of altercations reminiscent of the legendary feuding hat Fields and Mccoy. Respective teen age sons were the opposing antagonists in an Early evening rhubarb in which one armed himself with a baseball Bat while the other coun new 17 4 it prowler trailer if contained. $2495. 839-1671. Jihnson camper amp trailer sales. Adv. See a holds 88�?o and pm. 5 family weekly a get your Olds from Vig Gabrielson Oldsmobile cad a 7th amp a Eureka. Adv. Tired with a tire Iron though the Only real damage resulted from a vehicle Lamming. Then several hours later the mothers of the two youths engaged in a face off with the Only Bone of agreement being that they do have a feud of several years standing. Deputies were called to one of the families Home at 5 55 . To investigate a report that a 19-year-old youth had thrown a Rock through a window of a vehicle of a 17-year-old, breaking it the Man with the outfielders said he threw the Rock after warning the younger boy against driving his car past the former a House and raising Clouds of dust that settled on his mothers Wash As it Hung to dry on an outside line. He told deputies the youth retorted that he would drive past again that he would a pop his clutch if he Felt like it. And when he did the Stone was thrown. Then the older boy challenged the clutch Popper to a fist fight right then and there but the latter declined the invitation on grounds that it Wasny this turf saying if he was going to fight at All he would prefer to do so on the parking by of a nearby Market. The younger boy drove his vehicle toward the Asphalt Arena and the older Man followed in his pickup truck and when the first youth stopped Ute second rammed his vehicle into the Auto. A Marquis of Queensberry rules were tossed to the winds As one came out with the bad Bat and the other came out with the tire Iron. However no blows were struck except that the youth with the pickup took another run at the Auto again As he left to return to his Home. Meanwhile a California Highway patrol officer had been summoned to the younger boys Home where his parents were complaining about the Rock throwing and in turn were be continued on Page 2 13.2 acres Fiel Brook Beautiful building Sites $15,000. Cargill realty 822-1442. Adv. Customized Auto upholstering. Kennedy a upholstery. 443-3629. Adv. Open sunday Swanlund realty. See want and Homes today adv. On a 20-year sentence for armed robbery. In announcing the unprecedented step of adding an Lith name to the a Rio most wanted list Fri director j. Edgar Hoover announced it was done a to insure the widest possible dissemination of rays photograph and description to help effect his earliest possible As usual the Fri is appealing to the Public for help in spotting its Man and As usual gives implied warning against any Effort by a Plain citizen to apprehend the criminal unaided. The official language puts it this Way a extremely dangerous a Ray should be considered armed and extremely dangerous. Anyone with information concerning this fugitive is requested to immediately Contact the nearest office of the Fri the Telephone number of which May be found on the first Page of local Telephone reportedly a native of Illinois Ray is described As about 5 feet to inches tall weighing from 163 to 174 funds. He has Blue eyes and Brown hair usually worn Short. Forehead and right Palm Bear Small scars. His nose is narrow and straight Teeth even. And he has a noticeably protruding left ear the lobe of which he reportedly tugs at when nervous. By Way of further help in the search which the Fri described saturday As a massive and intensive Ray is reported to speak in a a a Rural manner and in a fashion indicating limited education. He is described As neat in dress and As an avid dancer with a taste for Vodka and Beer. In addition to armed robbery Ray has been convicted of burglary forgery of a postal Money order and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. He has been confined in the los Angeles county jail two state prisons in Illinois and the . Penitentiary at Leavenworth Kan. Or. King was killed by a single shot from a Large Caliper Rifle while he stood on the Balcony of his Motel room. The Bullet reportedly came from a cheap Rooming House about 200 feet away. Injured. Stunned residents Mill Hometown. A up telephoto oath taken by Trudeau in Canada Ottawa a Pierre Elliott Trudeau took the oath As Canadas 15th prime minister saturday named a caretaker Cabinet and hinted he would risk his new Job in an election perhaps in june. After meeting with the Cabinet for More than three hours saturday afternoon Trudeau said no decision had been made on an election. Saturday was the last Day that Trudeau could schedule the balloting for june 17, a Date that had been widely mentioned. He still had a week to decide whether to Call an election for june 25, the next available Date. An Early election would give Trudeau a 48-year-old French Canadian Bachelor and son of a Montreal millionaire a Chance to capitalize on his personal popularity. It could also rid him of the minority government that made the legislative process a constant struggle for Lester b. Pearson the retiring prime minister. Cwa chiefs talk today Washington a with a nationwide strike by 200,000 Telephone workers in its third Day the executive Board of the a f l a i o communications workers of America was summoned saturday to Washington for a sunday session on possible a new avenues of a the possibility of a breakthrough is greatly enhanced by a Bell system statement yesterday opening up new avenues to agreement a Union president Joseph a. Beirne said saturday in announcing the meeting. No company Union talks were in Progress and none was scheduled. 8 it. Per. K solid hardboard garage liners Reg. $2, now 49c. Harbor Lite bldg. Trinidad. Adv. Spaghetti dinner by St. Mary a Parish school aud., 1690 Janes rd., Arcata sun., 5 til 8. Adults $1.50. Children 75c. Adv. Windhoek South West Africa apr a South african airways jetliner carrying 117 passengers and a Crew of 12 crashed and burned in rugged terrain after Takeoff saturday night. A Hospital spokesman said Only six survived. The South african press association put the number of survivors at seven. Five of the survivors were reported injured some seriously. Reports from the scene said the Boeing 707 broke into four sections two of them flaming. Wreckage was spread Over a five mile area. A South african press association correspondent who flew Over the area said he bodies strewn on the ground. A was i left the scene i one passenger and an american named Thomas Taylor a the correspondent said. A the was merely shocked. Other survivors besides Taylor the survivors were said to include or. J. G. Van Der Wath chairman of the South african Wool Board and vice chairman of the International Wool secretariat Board j. Holliday the Copilot and r. Armstrong a flight officer. The Pilot capt. E. Smith was found dead in the cockpit. Witnesses at Windhoek a j. G. Strip Dom Airport said the South african plane seemed to hop into the air before finally taking off at 9 . A local travel agent said he one of the planets port engines catch fire shortly after it left the ground. Then came a shattering crash and the Airport crowd smoke and flames climb into the sky from the crash site about six Miles away. Rescue workers had difficulty getting through Road less Countryside to the wreckage. Fire engines were bogged Down and police land rovers made it to the scene first. A Call for More four wheel drive vehicles was sent out. Bodies moved two South african air Force helicopters arrived 30 minutes later and started moving bodies and survivors to Windhoek. Messages were flashed across Cinema screens in the City calling for doctors to Rush to the scene. An emergency Call for blood supplies was issued. Early reports of the number of persons on Board fluctuated. At first it was said that there were 136, then 124. The airline said it would notify the passengers next of Kin before issuing a list. The plane had been in route to London from Johannesburg South Africa. Seventy one passengers were reported to be from Johannesburg and 46 had boarded at Windhoek capital of South West Africa. The crash was among the most costly in lives in aviation history. The record single plane disaster was on feb. 14, 1966, when a japanese jetliner plunged into Tokyo Bay killing All 133 aboard. The crash biggest disaster Ever for South Africa airways. A Viscount plane operated by the airline plunged into the sea off East London South Africa March 13, 1967, and 25 were killed. The aircraft was the latest Boeing 707 to be taken into service by South african airways. It had been ceremonially named a a Pretoria april 3 and went into operation on the airlines International service. A Boeing 707 Airliner of British overseas airways corp. Caught fire on Takeoff from London Airport less than two weeks ago. Expert handling by the Pilot kept the death toll to five of the 126 persons aboard. Chlorine leak fells 131 Iii St. Augustine St. Augustine Fla. Apr chlorine Gar streamed from a ruptured tank at St. Augustine a City water Plant saturday spread through the air conditioning system of a nearby supermarket and sent 131 persons to a Hospital. Lames Treese assistant administrator of Flagler memorial Hospital said 30 persons were admitted at least five in serious condition. No deaths were reported. Police and firemen asked residents of a six Square Block area to evacuate their Homes when the one ton tank burst at 4 55 . The Gas leaking was stopped 90 minutes later after firemen and a chemical Engineer wearing Gas masks dumped neutralizing chemicals into the tank police said. At the Hospital the emergency room and corridors were jammed with victims of the Gas coughing and vomiting. Nervous relatives and dozens of medical personnel called in As part of Humboldt Bay tides pm pm. 4 48 5 2 by 5 1 a 06 5.1 9.30 5.4 9 12 5.0 5.7 24 10 12 4.9 10 30 5 9 35 11 00 4.9 10 54 6 0 of. Am pm. I 22 23 am 1 12 2 24 3 24 4 12 4 54 pm. Pm pm. 2.8 1 48-0.1 2.3 2 42 0.3 1.6 3 30 1.0 4 06 0.9 0.4 4 42 1.3 the Hospital disaster plan mixed together in the confusion. Among those stricken were 15 children some of whom became separated at the Hospital from their parents and remained for a time unidentified. One unidentified Man lying on a hallway Stretcher told a nurse a they were dropping like police said the ruptured tank contained 1,000 pounds of the Gas which was used in treatment of drinking water for this City of 15,000. The supermarket pantry Pride was jammed with weekend shoppers when the noxious fumes were sucked inside. Many of the customers ran outside to the parking lot. Firemen and other rescuers wearing Gas masks obtained from the nearby state Arsenal of the National guard led the rest to safety. For Complete realty service Mcvicar realty co. 804 o St. 442-4522 adv. Ten acres plus redwoods Beautiful old second growth in City of Trinidad. $27,500. Term. Call Bill Wooten. 443-7036. Adv

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