Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas on October 13, 1962 · Page 1
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Garden Telegram Vol. 31— No. 294 GARDEN CITY. KANSAS, SATURDAY,.OCTOBER 13, 1962 20 Pages Weekend Chore Telegram Photo Bill Stephens, 902 N. 6th, had plenty of help this morning wfven he faced a big task of raking the leaves. Helping out are his granddaughters, Stephanie, 8, and Debbie Stephens, 9. They are the daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Stephens, Jr., 1114 N. 5th. Originolly Planned for 1,800 Miles ~7]-Mile Railroad Marks 50th Year JAMESTOWN, N.D. (AP) — A i in 1957 but the "overhead" freight 3-16th inch line in the Official -cars originating on and destined Guide of American Railways represents the Midland Continental Railroad, all 71 miles of it. for other lines—has increased yearly. The road has 35 employes and permanent equipment of two House Can't Muster Quorum That southeastern North Dakota ; diesel locomotives, the aforesaid trackage is all there is of a rail- fi a t ca r, two cabooses and one road originally planned to span snowplow. the 1,800 miles from Winnipeg, Man., to Galvcston, Tex. Today a special train toured the tracks in honor of its 50th anniversary. A group of Midland officials, including six directors, made the trip from the Jamestown headquarters to the northern terminus at Wimbledon on a flatcar and in a caboose. At the other end of the line, there was a band and picnic lunch, and there will be a banquet tonight. The birthday observance started with a directors' meeting here, the first held since the road's construction days a half century ago. A group of Chicago businessmen gave the line a start in 1906 with a plan for a north-south spanning of the continent to match the several east-west lines. But in 1914, World War I brought a halt to sonstruction. * The Midland Continental's claim to fame lies in the fact it links Jamestown with three main con dnent-spanning lies—the Milwaukee Road at Edgeley, the Sou Line at Wimbledon, and the Northern Pacific here. Passenger service was The Weaf her TONIGHT: near 60. SUNDAY: Partly cloudy; low Partly cloudy; little change in temperature; high in 80s; winds mostly southern 10-15 mph. Sunriao: 6:55 Sunset: 6:03 ,, Max. Min. 1'rec. Akron 82 44 LaJuntu ao 43 Dodge City 80 GO Kmporia 85 70 GARDEN CITY 8] 56 Goodland 80 46 Hill City 7B r,6 Lamar 93 j)g nussc'll go fi5 Sallna 8H 04 Topoku 85 69 Wichita 8U B9 26 Persons Dead West Coast Slashed by Vicious Gale PORTLAND, ORE. (AP) — A howling storm with wind gusting to mure than 100 miles an hour left at least 26 persons dead and a broad band of devastation alo'iig the West Coast today. That made the two-day toll of 35 killed by successive storms, with 13 dead in Oregon, 11 in California, 8 in Washington and 3 in British Columbia. A National Guard unit and all available police were on duty in the Portland area to curb looting, which began after the wind smashed hundreds of store windows Fri- Rcr/n Delays Series A gain SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Ford C. Frick, baseball commissioner, postponed the sixth World Series game again today with heavy rain continuing. Frick said he would confer with the groundskeepers at Candlestick Park before deciding whether the sixth game would be scheduled for Sunday between the New York Yankees and the San Francisco Giants. The field was soaked, by more than two inches of rain during the night. Frick had declared Friday night that the series will be completed "if we have to wait out the weather forever'." Candidate Loses Two Certain Vofes OTTAWA, Kan. (AP) — The Franklin County clerk, Bruce Spears, seeking re-election, won't be voting for himself this year. Neither will his wife. Spears and his family arranged to move into a larger bourse next door to their present residence Nov. 1. The new home i s in the same precinct and belongs to the family, but voting regulations say a change of address requires 30 days' residence. Election day is Nov. 6. Spears, however, is unopposed in the election. Garden Sass Much more of this early morning weather and Gus Garden is going to install a fog horn on his bicycle. Adjournment Drive Fails WASHINGTON CAP)—The 87th Congress—firing off SOS signals for truant members to hustle back — tried to reach final adjournment today through a maze of parliamentary langles. The drive to end the 1962 session Friday night collapsed when the House had to quit because it fell 14 short of the 218 members needed to provide a quorum. This was the first time such a thing had happened in that body since 1945, Botih Senate and House had been in recess most of Friday afternoon and evening while their leaders tried desperately in cloakroom huddles to clear away the last roadblocks. Veteran attaches at the Capitol called it the most bizarre windup attempt in memory. However after Uie Hoiwe liad been forced to quit until today, leaders of both branches held another session and worked out a plan which they said should bring adjournment late this afternoon. The lirst requirement is that the House muster a quorum, or majority, as soon as it meets. Democratic Leader Carl Albert, D- Okla., said this had been assured. A number of members from Eastern states had promised to come back. If this is accomplished, the House then plans to complete action on the lastibill it would have to put through—a $5 billion public works appropriations bill. The House was voting on this Friday night when it was forced to give up. Before passing it, however, leaders plan to have the House amend it to restore some public- works projects for Oregon and day! Portland was virtually paralyzed. Most power and telephone lines were broken by winds that .sent signboards sailing, knocked down thousands of trees, tore the I roofs off scores of buildings and blew in countless windows. The city sprawled in darkness Friday night, and residents holed up in their homes, fearful of flying debris outside. It was the same along the Oregon coast and in a number of Oregon communities up the Willamette Valley in western Oregon. The storm was felt from northern California to British Columbia, but Oregon caught the worst of it. "It was probably the biggest disaster that Oregon ever had," said Gov. Mark Hatfield, 'who declared a state of emergency and alerted the National Guard. Some guard units went on active duty in the Willamette Valley. Hatfield wired President Kennedy alerting him to the possibility Oregon may ask for federal disaster aid. The worst was over. Winds were diminishing and the Weather Bureau said winds of only 25 to 30 miles an hour were expected on the coast today. Oregon Public Utility Commissioner Jonel Hill estimated it will take at least four days to repair utility lines. A fire broke out in Junction City, Ore., about 100 miles south of Portland, and two square blocks were leveled. Damage was estimated at $400,000. In Astoria, al the mouth of the Columbia River—where the storm apparently centered—a fish t .n- ncry was flattened. The peak forc e of the wind at Portland was not measured. Power lines were knocked out at the Weather Bureau before the height of the storm. Wind-measuring equipment registered 80 miles an hour before going out of operation. Experienced weather observers estimated the gusts at well over 100 m.p.h. They were measured at 120 m.p.h. at a station on the northern Oregon coast. Mt. Tamalpais in California, just .lorth of San Francisco, registered 121 m.p.h. Hundreds of streets were blocked by toppled trees. U.S. 101, a major north-south highway, was blocked by downed redwood trees between Kureka and Crescent City, Calif. The Pacific Northwest Bell Tcle- .- phone Co. said its repair bills works money measure and a $2.4 alone will mount to $400,000 or other states which were knocked out earlier in the Senate-House conference on the legislation. The Senate then will have fo act on cnly two bills—the public billion public works authorization more. bill agreed on Friday. Shipping disasters were avoid- This authorization measure, con- ( ed, although at one time there taining projects for all parts of were boats adrift at Seattle, Port- the country, had been the stum- ' land and a number of smaller bling block to adjournment. But, ports, the dJspute over it eiuled Friday, with Senate agreement to elimin ate about eight major projects the House adamantly opposed. The House then promptly passed the compromise version. It had passed the Sena It- Thursday night. But Rep. Clarence Cannon, D-Mo., chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, Mocked it from going to rotifer Fire Damages Truck Garden City's volunteer fir« department was called to the Dairy Queen on W. Kansa s Avu. about 5 p.m. Friday. A pickup truck owned by Gerald Grady, El Raneho Trailer Court, received approximately once because of a number of! $25 damage to the wiring under items the Senate added. Uie dash.

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