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 - . '•> ti Librarian Holiday tell Deaths at new...
. '•> ti Librarian Holiday tell Deaths at new mark Nine die in state traffic By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Nine persons died In traffic accidents and three were drowned In Washington's long Fourth of July holiday weekend. The State Patrol had predict, ed seven deaths from Traffic, beginning its count later than the 6 p. m. Thursday start of The Associated Press tally. Sunday's deaths were one from drowning and one In traf. flc. Louise Head, 17, of Spokane, drowned while swimming In a pond at the farm where she was spending the summer. Lance Close, 28, of Bremerton, was killed at the outskirts of that city when his car struck a uttl. Ity pole. There were three deaths In traffic F rlday and one youth — Patrick Morris, 17, of Kent — died a day later of Injuries re. celved In one of the Friday crashes. On July 4 a three-car crash near Rochester in Thurston County killed EJar Neilsen, 61, of Hoqulam and Mrs. Myra Genzel, 45, Aberdeen, a passenger In his car. Robert Oehrling, 27, of Spokane was killed when his car hit a bridge abutment in Stevens County near the town of Ford. Drowned were Anthony Didrich, 2, of Everett in a creek near Granite Falls, and Garth M Reeves of Seattle, a para, chutist. Reeves missed his land, ing and fell into Lake Washing, ton while making a jump at the opening of a holiday program at San Point Naval Air Station. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Traffic accidents took a rec. ord 486 lives during the three- day Fourth of July observance. The toll was counted across the nation during the 78.hour weekend period from 6 p.m., Thursday (local time), to mld« night Sunday. The heavy death toll com* pared to the previous high of 442, set in a three-day Indepen* dence Day holiday period in 1960. There was a sharp Increase In fatalities In the last ;4 hours of the 78«hour holiday , eriod, with more than 175 deafhs reported. The National Safety Council had estimated the traffic deaths would total between 450 and550. The council, until Sunday, had been hopeful that the final total would be below Its pre.hollday estimate. But with millions of motorists homeward boundfrom resorts and vacations, the death rate rose far above the earlier pace. Riots mar holiday throughout nation By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Police used tear gas, dogs and cattle prods to break up F ourth of July riots by youths at five places from coast to coast. About 200 persons were arrested. Several officers and ri. oters were Injured. The riots occurred at Indian Lake, near Bellefontalne, Ohio; Newport, R.I.: Garnett, Kan.; West Yellowstone, Mont., and Pleasanton, Calif. At Indian Lake, an estimated five to 10,000 beer-drinking col. lege youths staged boisterous demonstrations Friday and Sat. urday nights. "These kids were like a keg of dynamite waiting for something Negroes push Mississippi to set them off," a sheriff said. More than 50 young men were arrested on the two nights. Tear gas was used to quell the riot* ing. Authorities said firecrackers thrown Into the crowds, injuring several youths, probably triggered the Saturday melee. One police officer suffered a heart attack. Near Newport, R.I., thousands of youths attending the jazz festival started to whoop It up at a beach party. Beach house doors, beach umbrellas and a lifeguard stand were among items tossed onto a huge bonfire, police said. About 100 youths were taken to jail when they hurled rocks and other missiles at officers. Police cleared the beach in about 90 minutes. At Garnett, Kan., about 2,000 beer-drinking- youths started a riot on an outdoor dance floor Saturday night. Two officers

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  1. Port Angeles Evening News,
  2. 06 Jul 1964, Mon,
  3. Page 2

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