St. Cloud Times from Saint Cloud, Minnesota on August 7, 1969 · Page 1
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Thursday, August 7, 1969
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: WEATHER Clear and cool with : winds diminishing to- - night. Sumy, pleasant Friday. Low tonight - 52. High Friday 80. - Sunset 8:37. Sunrise - 5:08. UP1 Telephoto and UPI Wire News Service Los Angeles TimesWashington' . Post News Service Centra) Minnesota Pictures ' , St It First In Tkt 77 109th Year No. 46 ST. CLOUD, MINNESOTA, 56301, THURSDAY, AUGUST 7, 1969 40 Pages 10c Cents Dtllvtrttf toorn Your Horn OuC Lake A tea Tornado Toll Feared Rising l By LOTTE SEIDLER - OUTING, Minra. (UPI)-Tor-hadoes swooped out of a Iwilight sky in Minnesota's lake country Wednesday night, catching vacationers on beaches, in boats and in flimsy resort cabins. At least 12 persond died and scores were hurt. Buildings were flatened, trees uprooted, gasoline pumps wrenched from their concrete TORNADO DEAD AND ' MISSING OUTING, Minn. (UPI) -Here is a list of the dead and missing after Wednesday night's tornadoes: DEAD 1. Mrs. Harold Carlson, 50, Minneapolis. 2. Mrs. Edith Dugan, 60, Minneapolis. 3. Rebecca Ann Dugan, 19, Minneapolis, Mrs. Dugan's granddaughter. 4. Mrs. Ford Knighton, 57, New Hope, Minn. ; 5. Jen Gottlieb, 87, Minneapolis. 6. Mrs. Arthur S. Olson, 70, Richfield, Minn. - 7. Harry Long, no age, St. Paul. 8. Mrs. Long 9. The Rev. Arthur Olson, in his 70s, husband of Mrs. Olson. 10. Susan Marko, 2, St. Louis Park. 11. Mrs. Dennis Hietala, 32, Duluth. 12. Mrs. Arthur Hietala, 56, Aurora, Minn. : MISSING 1. Paul Brokke, 14, Blooming-ton. 2. Sharon Dugan, 5, Bloom-ington. foundations and utility poles toppled. Communications were so badly snarled that the full extent of the disaster could not be determined by noon today. So many fallen trees blocked roads and highways rescuers literally had to cut their way through with chain saws and plow their way through with bulldozers to reach the injured and trapped. At least 10 tornadoes touched down, two in the Outing area, 150 miles north of Minneapolis; one each near Motely, Pine River, Emily and Backus, all m Cass County; and one each at Bntt, Floodwood and Buhl, all in St. Louis County, and Lake Bemidji to Beltrami County. Six of the injured came from 11 farms devastated by a tornado two miles north of Floodwood. Eino Garvi and his wife survived unhurt by racing to the basement and crouching against a wall. The twister lifted their home from above them. "I went through it once before," Mrs. Garvi said. "I figured if the house goes, it goes." The worst devastation oc-cured in Cass County, along a 30-mile swath from Emily to Hill City, with Outing as its center. Most of the deaths came when a twister slammed through the four cabins near Outing of a summer camp of the Bethany Fellowship Church Association of Bloomington, Minn., a Minneapolis suburb. Mrs. Dene Taylor, wife of the Cass County coroner, said, "Their cottages were literally picked up and dumped in Roosevelt Lake." Mrs. " Taylor said the Cass County sheriff told her husband to prepare his morgue for 14 bodies. Eight bodies were brought to the morgue. They included three women and a girl from Minneapolis, a woman from New Hope, one from Richfield and a local couple. Mrs. Taylor said that among the missing was the Rev. Arthur Olson, former China branch director of the Lutheran World Federation, whose wife and daughter were among the dead. Also missing were a 5- year-old girl, a 14-year-old boy and a -year-old girl, all believed to have been camping with Olson at the church resort. Bruce Woodford, Walker, Minn., told of finding the abandoned car of a motorist who had disregarded a warning against heading into the torna-Sea Page 1 No , UsstiiW. sai!!;.s HiWJVii rvM m & : . 'if-: i:: . ,- if f-ffi-. ,.;: r : : 'n m W !: Mf 'fix ifmif, ff'fifMff ? iff A-rMfr. 'MMMtfM&SlMMiP WfPt'i: v? ;? f. -.-m:Mm:ff. t ; is; i mmfifffi ' ' SSf Wp;;; i00mmMiWmm jiiii I mw--w WlllllllilW .... , - , .- .:. . .... - ; TTTw w..,.A SIMMONS RESORT ON ROOSEVELT LAKE NEAR OUTING, MINN., DESTROYED BY TORNADO Two were killed and 22 injured here' when the storm struck. (UPI Telephotos) 2 KILLED IN CAM RANH BAY ATTACK Cong Bomb GI Hospital By WALTER WHITEHEAD SAIGON (UPD-Viet Cong commandos invaded a hospital compound today and bombed wards filled with wounded GIs in the Vietnam War's first attack on the U.S. base at Cam Ranh Bay. Terrorists also blew up a Saigon school in the worst such incident since the 1968 Communist Tet offensive Two American soldiers were killed and 57 wounded in the attack at Cam Ran Bhay, 190 miles northeast of Saigon. It had been considered so safe from attack that former Terrorists set off a series of The hospital is "marked with, Engineers unit six miles north, explosions in Cholon, Saigon's the standard Red 'Cross insig-of Cam Ranh Bay a few Chinatown, during the evening nia" and lighted at night, minutes before the hospital rush hour. Eight persons were; military spokesmen said. 1 he attack. Light U.b. soldiers were hospital handles mainly cases wounaea ana tour barracks of wounded men, malaria and demolished. hepaittis. Militarv snokesmen said U.S. killed and perhaps 62 injured authorities said; in a TJlast that wrecked an English language school for the South Vietnamese military. The injured included 23 American servicemen teaching at the school, U.S. Military Police said. Twenty of . the Americans were treated and released from a nearby hospital. Of the others wounded, 29 were hosoitalized, the spokesmen said. The dead ! President Lyndon B. Johnson I included three South Vietna visited it twice. City Team Says 50 Outing Homes Lost Red Cross rescue workers from St. Cloud report at least 50 family homes have been completely destroyed at Outing, Minn., and another 30 to 35 homes partially damaged requiring relocation of families -in the aftermath of the tornadoes which swept through northern Minnesota resort communities Wednesday. The four-man rescue team from the St. Cloud Red Cross chapter has made a count of only the dwellings used as year-around homes for families in the Outing area. Cottages and cabins damaged and destroyed were not included in the initial survey of tornado damage. Outing, the small resort town near Lakes Roosevelt and Le vitt, is considered to be the hardest hit by the eight or more tornadoes which touched down around 6 p.m. Wednesday night. Jack Kleinbaum, the St. Cloud chapter's rescue chairman; Norbert Weirens, rescue team leader; James Kleinbaum and Ronald Neu, all of St. Cloud, were dispatched to Outing by the Minneapolis central office shortly after the tornado was reported. bet Page 2, No. 1 mese soldiers and five civilians. U.S. spokesmen said perhaps as many as 20 Viet Cong wearing only sandals and trousers with explosives strapped to their bodies silently cut through barbed wire surrounding the 6th Evacuation Hospital at Cam Ranh Bay and ran through the compound hurling explosive charges. The attack lasted 30 minutes, then the Viet Cong fled with other guerrillas standing on sand dunes overlooking the hospital and firing AK47 machmeguns to cover the withdrawal. The explosions set off fires that lit up the pre-dawn sky at the huge base, which overlooks the Sotuh China Sea. The blasts destroyed nine of the 30 one-story wards which housed 732 patients. Two of four bachelor officer quarters also were destroyed. One of the Viet Cong threw a bag containing explosives at a trailer occupied by Red Cross nurses. It failed to go off. All the killed and wounded were patients at the hospital, military spokesmen said. Earlier the military had said 99 men were wounded but hospital officials said the total had included those with "only scratches." The guerrillas fired 15 82mm mortar rounds into the com mand post of a U.S. Army troops were involved in four battles that killed 52 Communist soldiers. Helicopter gunships supporting troops of the U.S. 4th Infantry Division killed 21 Communist troops near An Khe, 280 miles northeast of Saigon. There were no U.S. casualties. One American was killed and six wounded in a battle between a U.S.-South Vietnamese force and a Communist platoon near Go Dau Ha, 34 miles northwest of Saigon. Both battles were Wednesday. 1 , 'ihv.t" MRS. JANS GOTTLEB GETS FIRST AID AT RESORT Her husband was killed by twister Nixon Asks $10 Billion In Plan to Aid Transit WASHINGTON (UPI) -Pres ident Nixon proposed to Con gress today a $10 billion, 12- year mass transit program to cope with "the Increasing congestion of our roads and strangulation of our central cities." In a message to the House and Senate, Nixon said the money would be used to halt a decline in public transportation which has seen 235 bus and subway companies go out ot business in recent years. t l'!Vi V,: 7V: 'mmm LeVander to Get Tour of Tornado Area ;f :' i ; " ""1 HOBBY GOES TO FAIR Rudy Nelson, Sauk Rapids, shows one of his prize Barred Ply-month Rock roosters before entering it today in the 49th annual Benton County Poultry PI ....r'k''. "Until we make public transportation an attractive alternative to private car use, we will never be able to build highways fast enough to avoid congestion," the President said. Nixon requested $3.1 billion for the first five years of the LONGVILLE, Minn. (UPI) -'program. Over the full T12 Gov. Harold LeVander was flyars- ff . bilon would ,8 ing here today to begin a tour : , , Wi ot t;ass county areas aamagea portation systems. tl. '5? by tornadoes. i The governor was to visit the areas with the Lass county Sheriff and Civil Defense officials. The para rescue team of the state Department of "The program which I am recommending would help " to replace, improve and expand local bus, rail and subway systems," Nixon said. "It would help to develop and modernize subway tracks, stations and terminals, new bus terminals Health and garages." I T T J lU -1 ..U ioined other emereencv crews' ne s,aiu uie p,an woulu joined otner emergency crewS)authorize URe of federal in the search for victims. money to aid private and Officials said ground search Public - operations. The money would SIGN LIES AMID TWISTED WRECKAGE OF RESORT NEAR OUTING Hundreds of fallen trees littered tornado-stricken region Yes, Benton Fair-It's Sun parties were operating in all hard-hit areas, including a team from the Forestry Division of the State Conservation Department. The Civil Air Patrol had helicopters and other aircraft aiding in the search for 'victims. Assn. show at the Benton Fair. Nelson, who has been raising chickens as a hobby for 20 years, has entered 85 birds in this year's show. (Times Photo by Myron Hall) I ; .:7 j? X Xl m nx ! I vl come from general funds. Nixon observed that fares for public transportation have almost tripled since the end "of World War II and that when the costs to the riders go up, the number of persons using the systems usually decline, The American Red Cross set taking much of the 'mass' out up emergency field headquar- of mass transit." ters at Outing Wednesday night. I No individual city was mentioned in the message. caiv uAomc Venn1 Ked Lross offlcials said feed'! President suggested ' a AIj1S. KAflDS XeS, ISCn- ing unite apH 0(her disaster inumKwr ton County the sun can shine eauiDment was rushed to the whirh h caiH rz,mh nA on Entry Day, and for the first area from the Twin Cities, ! technological advances could time in three years, exhibitors Brainerd, St. Cloud and Fargojmake public transit more did not have to duck raindrops N.D. i SeePaa? No 4 io register entries in me Dfin annual Fair. Benton County Free! INSIDE TODAY'S TIMES . . . Grocers Here Reject Grape Boycott Page 4 Catholic Charities to Aid Tri-CAP Program Page 4 Newman Center Director j 16 Years Reassigned Page 6 City AVttw and Pictures on Pages 4-S'6-7-12 t Albany, St. Cloud Clash Tonight at Little Falls Page 29 Packers Out slug Rox 11-8 . .Page 29 with activity as judges tried, Fitxharrii Sauk Raoids "S'fn Vm im with tho mnnntinc' llZflCirTlS, OUUR tXUpiUS Ijnumber of exhibitors. Judging Meet for Softball Title . . . .Page 31 Complete Sports on Pages 29.30-31-32-33 Strong winds seemed to urge on the activities around the fairgrounds as exhibitors and fair officials prepared for the annual three-day event, set aside each year for the county residents to show what they have accomplished in the past year. Entries were coming in at a slow pace this morning, but most officials expected the pace to quicken as the. day wore on. An official in the open-class bakery division said most women spend the morning hours preparing their delicacies and enter them later. The 4-H building was alive KARLA AND CINDY HUSTON ARRIVE AT FAIR Graham 4-IIers enter several projects ,is done as the exhibits are en-; - tcred so visitors can see the results early Friday, according 1 to a county extension official. ; Many i-n ciuos nave oeen. busy since early this morning; putting the finishing touches on their booths, one of which' Sm Pag 2, No. 3 Court Record Page 6 Opinion Page 10 Deaths Page 12 I See By Times Page 12 Regional Pages 13-14 Women's Pages 24 to 28 Classified Pages 34 to 38 Stock Markets Page 39 Comics Page 40 TV, Radio Page 30

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