VOL 92 NO. 218 TUCSON, ARIZONA, THURSDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 10, 1964 10 CENTS-68 PAGES Hit by Wind and Sea --AP Wirephoto An apartment house stands smashed in Atlantic Beach, just east of Jacksonville last night and today. This Fla., after Hurricane Dora roared through this area building is about 30 feet from the water's edge. Hurricane Rips North Leaving Great Damage By REID MILLER ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla.-Mft--Hurricane Dora began a thunderous trek across northern Florida today after smashing at St. Augustine and Jacksonville with a giant sledgehammer of wind and tide. The storm, somewhat diminished but still massive after its abrasive collision with the northeast Florida coast, sent its gales whistling westward toward Florida's panhandle and northward up the Atlantic Coast to South Carolina. BRUNSWICK, GA., a resort city about 100 miles north of St. Augustine, suffered its worst pounding in 20 years from a five-foot tide and gusts that shattered windows, ripped roofs and toppled trees at 85 miles an hour. Unofficial estimates put damage so far in the tens of mil lions. In the hurricane's path were southern Georgia, numerous cities along the northeast gui coast of Florida and all that lay between, including Florida'.* capital of Tallahassee. Gov. Farris Bryant of Florida given emergency powers by his cabinet, said he would ask the federal government to declare the Jacksonville-St. Augustine region a disaster area. "I've lived in Jacksonville all my life and my dad lived here all his life, and this is the worst storm either of us ever saw," said contractor Francis P. L'Engle. WATER FLOWED hip deep in the ancient Slave Market square in the heart of picturesque St. Augustine, the nation's oldest city and the home of 15,000 per sons. Giant old oaks that have weathered tempests through the centuries were uprooted by what old timers called the worst Continued Page 4 Inside Today's Citizen Dr. Alvarez 30 Bridge 31 Comics 35 Crossword Puzzle 34 Deaths 42 Editorials 14 Financial, News 22,23 Molly Mayfield 18 Movie Times 41 Public Records 42 Sporti 37-39 TV.Radto Dials 34 Woman's View 25-27 Wirephoto Hurricane Footprint The concrete pavement of a city street in Fernandina Beach, Fla., lies crushed in the wake of Hurricane Dora's high tides and blasting winds. This residential area about 17 miles from Jacksonville felt the fury of the storm for 12 hours last night. Hurricane Damage By The Associated Press CAPE KENNEDY--Cape escapes second hurricane in a month with virtually no damage. Space programs not expected to be delayed. DAYTONA BEACH--Minor flooding on the beach. Damage estimated at no more than $20,000. FLAGLER BEACH--Pier and portions of highway reported washed away. Severe erosion feared from high tides. ST. AUGUSTINE--Severe flooding. Heavy water damage feared. Beachfront structures damaged. Streets closed. Pier destroyed. Hundreds in shelters. Most power out. JACKSONVILLE BEACH--Seawall crumbled over a small area and water poured over walls. Waves washing down streets. Some looting. Heavy damage to at least a half-dozen buildings. Most power and phones out. Severe beach erosion. ATLANTIC BEACH--Top of 57-year-old hotel destroyed. Fishing pier washed away. Heavy flooding. Hundreds in shelters. JACKSONVILLE - Homes unroofed, streets flooded. Power out in Â« per cent of city. Trees bowled over. Debris littered street*. Main street bridge closed by wtter overflowing St. Johns River. BRUNSWICK, Gfc-Wtmtows smashed. Roofs damaged at two motels. Another roof blown away. Power out. Thousands evacuated. BEAUFORT, SX-Huntmf island badly battered by high tides and strong winds. Beach erosion extensive and palmetto Lodge Says Others May ./ Aid Viet Nam WASHINGTON -4B- Henry Cabot Lodge said today there is a possibility of bringing nine or 10 more nations into Viet Nam for assistance purposes of a nonmilitary nature. Lodge, former ambassador to Viet Nam, has been on a visit to European nations at President Johnson's request to explain U.S. policies and intentions in Viet Nam. Back from his tour, Lodge conferred with Johnson today, and said that "broadly speaking, the governments which I visited expressed appreciation for U.S. efforts in Viet Nam, hoped for the success of thete efforts and gave assurances of help." Lodge particularly mentioned help assurance by Belgium, the Netherlands, West Germany, Spain, and the United Kingdom. 2.96-Inch Rain Drenches Tucson Rivers, Arrovos j Overflow Streets were awash and rivers and arroyos overflowed as a tropical type storm poured rain up to 2.96 inches on the Tucson area last night and today. The Rillito River flowed at least 10 feet deep near North Flowing Wells Road. Three days of heavy rainfall on the Papago Indian Reserva tion caused officials to plan an aerial survey of remote villages this morning to determine if hardships exist. ROCK SLIDES on the Mt. Lemmon Highway closed the road to all but emergency traffic as gullies overflowed. The moun- ABSENTEE COUNT ON 4 State Primary Races Still Hang In Balance Rain Scoreboard Last night, today 2.96 Total to date 14.00 Normal 10 date 8.38 Last year to date 7.78 tain runoff swelled already overburdened washes east and north of the city. In the city, the South Side was heaviest hit hy the downpour. Street barricades were put up on low-lying sections of South 12th, South Park and South 6th Avenues south of Irvington Road. THE LITTLETOWN subdivision, at Craycroft Road just north of the Benson Highway, was in a state of near-emergency. More than half a dozen homes there were inundated with a 1 least 18 inches of water. The water started rising about 7:30 a.m. and by noon it wa impossible to get into any but some fringe areas. People inside the waterlogged homes couldn't get out and people outside couldn't get in. Littletown's Rex Street com jletely disappeared for about 300 yards and residents said the water was 10 feet deep. A child was reported serious- y ill in one of the isolated nouses, with help unable to get near. Residents reported seeing a man swim from a stranded car Littletown waters late last night. At noon today, only the op of the submerged car was isible. In the 6100 block on South Fontana Avenue, a lake caused y runoff near Bilby Road aised water to porch levels as Continued Page 4 By DON CARSON Associated Press Writer The outcome of four Arizona primary races remained in doubt today as absentee ballots were counted. There were an estimated 3,000 ballots uncounted in Maricopa County, and another 1,000 in Pima County. Most absentees have been tabulated in the other 12 counties. The 4,000-plus votes was more than enough to upset the current leadership for treasurer and three corporation commission terms. Robert Kennedy held a 1,700- vote lead over J. W. Kelly for the Democratic nomination for treasurer. The count was 65,89364,193. Kennedy is a political newcomer who had no paid advertising during the campaign. Kelly is the in-again, cut-again state treasurer. State law prevents a treasurer from succeeding himself, and Kelly usually has been deputy state treasurer during off terms. The closest of the four race: involved William Brooks and Dick Herbert for the Democratic nomination to succeed Cor- portation Commissioner J a c k Buzard. Buzard, acquitted in a recent impeachment trial, ran a distant fourth in a four-man race. The vote was Herbert 51,267 Brooks 51,112. That figured out to a 155-vote difference. Brooks is a former commissioner and political foe of Buzard. Herbert is a 26-year-old Phoenix attorney now concluding his first term as a legislator. BUT WON'T HALT TALKATHON Senate Refuses To Table Delay Of Reapportionment WASHINGTON -- UP1 - The Senate refused today to shelve legislation to postpone legislative reapportionment. But it also refused to halt a talkathon against the proposal. The vote against a motion to table -- and thus kill -- the proposal was 49 to 38. This came after the Senate had overwhelmingly refused to gag a "baby filibuster" against the legislation by liberal senators. The roll call vote on the cloture motion -- to impose the gag rule -- was 63 to 30 against. This meant that Senate Republican leader Everett M. Dirksen failed to get even one-third approval of his proposal. A two- thirds vote is needed to apply cloture. The two votes left the Senate deadlocked on the reapportionment issue which is delaying adjournmant. But they appeared to increase chances that some kind of compromise might be adopted. Only seven Democrats joined 23 Republicans in voting in favor of Dirksen's effort to apply the gag to the talkathon being waged against the Dirksen delay legislation by a group of Senate liberals. Sen. Richard B. Russell, Da., blocked a subsequent move )y Senate Democratic leader Mike Mansfield to lay aside the reapportionment issue temporarily. Mansfield sought unani- mous consent to take up his formal resolution to reopen the Bobby Baker investigation. "I object," Russell had to shout three times before getting recognition. Then he asked: "Do we try and get a vote on this amendment or set it aside until we are driven by necessity to lay it aside? "We should have a show of strength," Russell said. " . . . I don't think the Senate should play games with this vital issue." In advance of the showdown vote, Dirksen flatly rejected as an "abject thing" a White House-backed proposal to put lawmakers on record in a "sense of Congress" resolution urging the courts to provide adequate time for redistricting of state legislatures. Sen. Carl Hayden, D-Ariz., voted against cloture. CHILDREN DRUGGED Driver Smuggles 14 Out Of East Berlin BERLIN--UPI--An East German truck driver smuggled his brother-in-law, their wives and their combined total of 11 drugged children to West Berlin last night hidden under a cargo of cold meat, West Berlin police reported today. The children were given sleeping pills so they would not get frightened and cry out. They ranged in age from one to eleven. The refrigerator truck driver regularly made the run from East to West Berlin carrying meat. Last night, shortly before midnight, he drove the route for the last time. Communist guards did not bother to look under the cold carcasses in the back of the truck as it rolled through border checkpoints. The drowsy children were taken to a hospital on their arrival in West Berlin. They were held there overnight until the effects of the sleeping pills wore off. Officials said it was the easiest mass escape they could recall since the construction of the Communist wall three years lago. tne Republican race for the same post was almost as close. Frank Mangin, a former state GOP official, was the leader over F. A. Higgins, a Phoenix radio man and state legislator. The count was 42,458-41,886. The other Corporation Commission race was among Democrats for a short term. Outgoing Treasurer Milton Husky was leading Roscoe Stanford by 647 votes. The count: 71,142-70,495. Even if he wins, Husky has said he'll withdraw to seek a post on the Tax Commission. That election was forced last month by the death of Warren Peterson. Republican J o h n Hazelett was appointed to the job, and will seek election in November. If Husky is the ultimate winner and does, in fact, withdraw, the State Democratic Party will have to name a successor candidate at its Sept. 29 meeting. In another nip-and-tuck battle, State Tax Commissioner Thad Moore apparently won renomi- nation by defeating fellow Democrat Harry Broderick 57,92754,431. That margin could be affected by the absentee ballots, but it was considered doubtful that the outcome could be changed. Moore, now serving his 15th term on the commission, lost heavily in Maricopa County, but won all other counties. He was indicted for bribery by a Maricopa County grand jury last year, but the charge ultimately was tossed out of court. Broderick, a former official under State School Supt. W. W. Dick, has said he'll go after the tax commission job in the general election. There were only m i n o r changes in other races during the cleanup of election totals. Democratic S t a t e Auditor Jewel Jordan, unopposed in the primary, was the biggest vofe- etter at 148,411. Secretary of State Wesley Bolin, also a Democrat, polled 146,915, and former Gov. Ernest McFarland, a Democrat now seeking a post on the State Supreme Court, received 45,540 votes. Gov. Paul Fannin, unopposed n the GOP primary for the U.S. Senate seat now held by Repub- ican Presidential Nominee Barry Goldwater, led his party with il,122 votes. The compact car of an unidentified owner came to this miserable end in this morning's rainfall. Spectators said It was swept down a wash from Park Avenue, floated under the Southern Pacific Rail* Md nader the bridge (above) of the Negates Highway, Wash Day for a Volkswagen --Citixm Wnit) Wf m\\\ Mtvfcwi about a half milt from the staring point TBt brtdft to Immediately south of Bilby Road. The wash sounded Hkt rmrlaf rapids mi waved like a turbulent ocean. Additional storm pictures eaa be found en Pages 8, li and M.
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