Dover Daily Reporter (Newspaper) - March 28, 1964, Dover, Ohio
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Dover-New Philadelphia, Ohio, Saturday, March 28, 1964 VOL. 60. NO. 220. 40 PAGES. 7 CENTS
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP)—The heart of this metropolitan city was virtually destroyed by an earthquake that rocked Alaska Friday night, leaving a death toll that may reach several hundred.
The quake struck here at 5:36 p.m.—10:36 p.m. EST—at the height of the rush hour. Hundreds of people were caught on the streets or en route home in cars.
Huge cracks opened in the ground. Two in the downtown area were from 6 to 12 feet deep and ranged from 6 to 50 feet wide.
In the center of the city, three-story concrete buildings—many of them quite new—tumbled or caved in upon themselves. Some were reported a total loss.
Gov. William A. Egan asked President Johnson to declare portions of Alaska a disaster area.
“Urgently request designation major disaster area,” Egan wired the President. “Complete evaluation of damage and loss of life not yet available, but information presently at hand
Coal Tipple Destroyed In Fire
Loss Estimate In Area Blaze Not Definite
Two volunteer fire departments successfully contained an early-morning blaze today which destroyed the coal tipple of M. & P. Coal Co. on County Road 85 between Somerdale and New Cumberland preventing it from spreading to other structures and grasslands.
Mrs. Norman Steele of County Road 90, who lives approximately 2 miles from the tipple, notified the Sherrodsville and Somerdale Volunteer Fire Departments at 4:45 a m. after she saw' flames in the sky.
When firemen arrived the tipple had already fallen. Containing from 150 to 200 tons of coal, it is expected to smolder several days before burning itself out.
The owners, Harold May of 1000 Ray Ave. NW, and Case Pompey of 125 7th St. SW, New Philadelphia, could not set an exact loss estimate but it is expected to run between $50,000 and $75,000.
May said that he believed the tipple was not insured adequately enough to rebuild it. Pompey, however, said it probably will be rebuilt since the smaller tipple the company owns on County Road 90, is too small to handle the firm’s daily production of 600 tons of strip coal.
Firemen from both departments were still on the scene at 9 SO a m.
“About all you can do with a fire like this one,” fireman Raymond Rutledge of Somerdale said, “is to keep it contained and to stand by to protect nearby equipment.’*
Firemen could do little more than stand by and protect nearby equipment in this mornings blaze which leveled a M & P Coal Co. tipple near Somerdale. The ruins, fed by approximately 200 tons of coal, is expected to smolder several days.
confirms likelihood of damage which could easily reach minimum of quarter billion dollars through widespread area.”
Anchorage stands at the head of Cook Inlet and as the shock and tidal waves rolled down the sound, they brought death and destruction to coastal cities,
Three persons were reported dead and 26 missing at Valdez.
Three deaths were confirmed at Seward, where 20 persons were reported missing.
Anchorage was plunged into darkness when electric power went off, and rescuers struggled in the ruins with only emergency lights to guide them. A fire broke out but was extinguished.
Regular communications with other cities were not established until more than 81 2 hours after the earthquake hit.
Damage was reported extensive in other cities. Oil tanks erupted. Fires broke out and firefighters were hampered by the lack of water.
Kodiak was swamped by a 17-foot tidal wave and tho mayor sent out a call for help. The Navy had evacuated its station before the wave struck, and most of the residents also had moved to higher ground.
A section of Tutnagain Bluff, where many of Anchorage’s finest homes are located high above Cook Inlet, reportedly crumbled and many homes tumbled down the cliff.
President Johnson was alerted to the disaster at his Johnson City, Tex., home, where he is spending the blaster vacation. Reports were given him periodically throughout the night.
Disaster agencies around the country were informed and the Red Cross designated Seattle as its marshalling point. Navy and Army planes in the Seattle area were on the alert, ready to carry life giving supplies to the stricken area.
The earthquake was recorded on the University of Washington seismograph for two hours. It’s intensity was measured at 8.3 on the Richter Scale. The San Francisco Earthquake of 1906. which claimed 452 lives, registered 8.25 on the same scale.
The university’s seismologist See ANCHORAGE, Page 29
Christians Prepare For Christs Triumph
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Christians around the world prepared today for Easter Sunday, the most triumphant Holy Day of the year.
The penitential mourning of Good Friday, commemorating the crucifixion of Christ, will give way to the joyous refrain of ‘‘Alleluia, the Lord is Risen.”
Across the United States, churches planned sunrise services to celebrate the Resurrection.
The traditional service will be held aboard the USS Constitution, “Old Ironsides,” in Boston Harbor and in Red Rocks Park near Denver, where work
crews had to shovel nine inches of snow from the seats.
In Alabama, worshippers will make a predawn trek to Mound State Monument for the pageant “The Road to Clavary.” It will be staged on three of the largest mounds, which were built by In-
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dians centuries ago as places of worship.
There will be sunrise services at Oklahoma's Wichita Moun tain Wildlife Reservation, at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, at a placid pine rimmed reservoir in Irvington, just north of New York, and at Alto Pass., IU., where a 111 foot cross will be dedicated.
eight-foot wooden cross in a penitential Good Friday procession at the ancient Colosseum Friday night Vatican history has no record of a Pope ever before bearing a cross in a religious procession.
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VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Roman Catholic Church turned today to the special rites of Holy Saturday and its prayers of promise for the coming Easter dawn of Christ’s resurrection.
Pope Paul VI carried an
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