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Sunday, January 7, 1962 eallataiir Df mnrrat Kennedy Talks With Chairman n WASHINGTON (AP)-President Kennedy conferred Saturday with House committee chairman who could help put legislative wheels on two of the administration's' favorite domestic programs. There was no way of knowing after the one-hour White House meeting if Kennedy had succeeded in converting the chairman, Legislature Will Begin In Georgia ATLANTA (AP) The Georgia Legislature starts its annual 40-day session Monday with a majority of the leadership predicting productive but far from sen sational results. ' Those seeing the passage of j worthwhile legislation important j adopted approach Wilbur D. Mills of the Ways, and j Means Committee, to support of the President's plan for medical care for the aged under the So cial Security system. Mills, an Arkansas Democrat, slipped in and out of the executive mansion without seeing newsmen. He later declined comment on the session. White House press secretary Pierre Salinger said at a press briefing that Kennedy would have no comment to make about his talk with Mills. HOLDS JURISDICTION The Ways and Means Committee has jurisdiction over medical care legislation and also over the administration's program for a greatly broadened reciprocal trade program. Both are officially tax measures. Mills has opposed the Social Security feature in favor of legislation he backed with Sen. Robert S. Kerr, D-Okla., to aid state medical care programs. Congress C . . ........ I U t. V rt rfSW A. .W " 1 f ';JK IK 4 ML- - TV-y V fc im 1 1 -" I" rtrr- nfvfff---'aiiir J-n,'"iA-iiiiif LIKE A TON OF BRICKS A large brick Wall, made a shambles by the tornado which hit Crest-view, collapsed onto a row of cars parked near the building. Rescue workers probed this and other wreckage to insure that no injured person was left trapped in the debris. (Democrat Photos by Fred Parrish) A DEMOLISHED HOUSE A Crestview rescue worker prepares to rummage through the rubbish that was a home Friday afternoon to make sure that the wreckage had not trapped a victim when the twister dealt a crippling blow to the town. to the welfare of the state in elude Lt. Gov. Garland T. Byrd, who presides over the Senate; House Speaker George L. Smith, and president pro tern Carl E. Sanders of the senate. But waiting to be shown is Frank S. Twitt, the house floor leader for Gov. Ernest Vandiver's administration, who says "I don't anticipate there will be too much positive legislation although I am hopeful some good will come out of the session." It is a foregone conclusioin that much of the six weeks ora- Although it is traditional for the chairman to introduce the administration bill, the Social Security health plan favored by Kennedy bears the name of the next-ranking Democratic member of I the committee, Rep. Cecil R. King of California. CHANCES ARE DIM Chances of the health bill's being approved by the committee are considered dim unless Mills' attitude changes, although Democrats outnumber Republicans in the committee 15 to 10. The opposition to broadening tory and maneuvering will invol- j tariff negotiating powers may be ve politics for this is a political year. Later in the year Georgians will choose a new governor and other state officers. Virtually every candidate will have friends in the legislature seeking to pass some on to turiner nis cause or defeat one offered by his fooes. Vandivcr said that there would be plenty of politics involved in the session. But he added that he didn't think tihs will cause an unproductive session. State Stream Flow Ranges Up And Down OCALA (AP) Florida stream flow ranged from excessive in the northwestern part to the minimum monthly flow of record in the southern part during December, the U.S. Geological Survey office said Saturday. Lake levels continued to decline throughout the state and ranged from only slightly below normal in the northern part to near or below the minimum levels of record for the end of December in central and southern parts. The average flow of shoal river in the northwestern part of Florida was 193 per cent of normal and within the upper 25 per cent of record. The average flow of Suwannee River in the northern part was 82.9 per cent of normal and within the median range. Flow from Silver Springs in the north-central part averaecd about 770 cubic fret per second which is 90 per cent of normal. The flow of Kissimmee River In the south-central part was the minimum December flow of record. The averafic flow of 2flt cubic feet per second was only lfi.7 per cent of normal but was still nearly three times the minimum monthly flow of record which occurred in June 1956. stiffer in the House itself than in the committee. In the next few days Kennedy will step up his personal contacts with congressional leaders. He will hold his first weekly breakfast with Democratic leaders of the House and Senate Tuesday. Beside the leaders. Mills and Sen. Harry F. Byrd. D-Va., will attend. Byrd is chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, which has jurisdiction in the same area as Mills' committee. Republican leaders as well as Democrats will have breakfast with the President Monday. There, presumably, Kennedy will try to soften opposition to his pro gram. ii i IHU'n m . i .il.i......i.i!i!i Crestview Storm A WHAT'S-IT The Crestview twister left telephone cables in this grotesque pattern as it disrupted communications in the disabled North Florida town. Action Taken On 3 Accused Of Lewd Acts Three men accused of lewd sex acts have been suspended, dismissed or are being investigated by Florida State University offi cials. Two of the three were found guilty in City Court of soliciting other men for lewd acts. The third was charged with the same offense but was found innocent. City Judge John A. Rudd gave a visiting lecturer a suspended sentence with the provision that FSU officials fire him. FSU offi cials said he had been suspended prior to the time the case came up in court, and he later resigned. A graduate assistant who was found innocent of the charges ter minated his employment at FSU on Dec. 13, three weeks before the trial. FSU officials said the case of the man who was found innocent still is being investigated. Thirty-six men were found guilty or forfeited bonds on the same charges in City court Thursday. Blustery Storm From Page 1 could join Sunday causing heavy snow in northern Michigan. Cold weather pushed into the southeast, threatening added mis-cry to victim's of a iornado that killed a baby girl, injured 0 persons and made between 600 and 700 persons homeless at Crestview in northern Florida. An ice blanket covered portions of Indiana, Michigan, Pennsylvania, New York and most of New England. 'BY THE HUNDREDS' In ice-glazed Greater Boston, police reported skidding accidents "by the hundreds." New Hampshire motorists were advised to stay off roads unless driving was necessary. Much of Michigan was coated with ice after another night of freezing rain and sleet that closed many schools throughout the state Friday. Hundreds of accidents, many multiple, occurred on ice-slicked roads in upstate New York. Three tractor-trailers jackknifed on a hill near Utica, N.Y., causing a 25-car ticup for several hours. Fog also covered the area. PLANES GROUNDED Danes were grounded at Rochester, N.Y., and fog shut down the International Airport at Philadelphia for five hours. Northeast Airlines cancelled the way's first two incoming flights at the Port land, Maine, municipal airport because of ice on the runways. Some bus schedules in Maine were delayed for about three hours. A Greyhound bus en route from New York City to Albany skidded into a traffic mall on the outskirts of Albany. No one was injured. Violent winds rode the southern edge of the storm area. A twister smashed through two rural areas near Jefferson, Ga., toppling trees and cutting power and telephone lines. A highway and railroad right of way were blocked by debris temporarily. Oklahoma counted four traffic deaths as the skies cleared and temperatures dropped in the northwestern part of that state. Oklahoma City and Tulsa had five inches of snow on the ground. Highways in the northern part of the state were coated with snow and ice. MOVING EASTWARD The storm, moving eastward from the Great Plaines dumped up to 10 inches of snow on Kansas, 7 inches on parts of Missouri, 8 inches on parts of Iowa. Three deaths were attributed to the storm in Kansas and Missouri. Heavy snow warnings were issued for an area extending from east-central Missouri across central and northern Illinois, southeastern Wisconsin and northern and central lower Michigan. Thunderstorms drenched northern Florida, the Carolinas and Georgia. Macon, Ga., recorded 3.66 inches of rain in six hours. Wooden Cross Recovered In Ceremony TARPON SPRINGS (AP)-Rain drenched the colorful Greek Ortho dox Church celebration of the Epiphany Saturday, the first time in the 59-year history of the cere mony at Tarpon Springs. Emmanuel Kamarados, 23-year-old native of Greece who came to Tarpon Springs two months ago, recovered the gold painted wooden cross thrown into the bayou by the Right Rev. Silas, bishop of the Greek Orthodox Church of Orleans. Recovery of the cross, sought by 49 young divers, means good luck and the blessing of the church for the rest of the year. The ceremony is in remcm brance of the baptism of Christ. From Page 1 his home to fire. He said his wife lived in a block house. The part of Crestview's business district which borders U. S. Highway 90 was left in tatters. The roof fell in at the Jitney Jungle supermarket. Plate glass windows were pulled onto the sidewalk. Rows and rows of foodstuffs were thrown about the store. The building housing the Reynolds' Pontiac and Buick Co. collapsed on a row of 1962 automobiles, flattening their tops. Hilton's cafe was gutted by vacuum winds which flipped tables more than 100 yards across the highway into the back yard of another restaurant and bar. Martin's auto supply building fell to pieces. Lou McCall Is Crowned Junior Miss Lou McCall, a senior at Leon High School, last night was crowned Tallahassee's Junior Miss and won the right to represent Tallahassee at the state Junior Miss contest in Pensacola Feb. 15-17. She was crowned by Miss Becky Jenkins of Orlando, Florida's Junior Miss of 1961 and now a student at Florida State University. Miss McCall modeled a dress she had made. The second place winner was Linda Carol Herold. Laura Jo Eubanks was named third place winner, followed by Judy Tait. All are Leon High seniors. Miss Donna Gail Jones was named Miss Congeniality in the contest, which is sponsored annually by the Tallahassee Jaycees. Miss Ellen Whighan' of Marianna, 1960's Florida Junior Miss and also a student at FSU, was on the program. Frank Moor Says: An old Chinese proverb says, "When buying a needle, examine the eye." To bring this saying up-to-date it might be changed to state: "When buying insurance examine the agent." The agent, we believe, should be an independent businessman who represents your Interests, and who merits your full confidence. "Continuing personal attention" is THE BIG DIFFERENCE in car, home, and business insurance and it is available only from an independent agent not from direct Insurance company representatives. An independent insurance agent serves you in four ways: (1) He helps you choose claims quickly and fairly; 3 He keeps your protection up-to-date; (4) He works on your side when you have a loss, follows through to see you get prompt, fair payment. We are an independent Insurance agency, ready to give you THE BIG DIFFERENCE In Insurance attention." M. , I v. v . : . y. . . ( V ; I ' -, ' V '' e L,,.... 'ni'nki.. ,, . ml "Continuing personal The next time you think of Insurance, think of Midyctte-Mo or. Let us prove to you how much THE BIG DIFFERENCE can do to solve your insurance problems. MIDYETTEsMOOR , Complete Insurance and Bond Service Phone 222-3456 C46 Cargo Plane Crashes, Burns; Crewmen Injured MIAMI (AP)A TAN Airlines C46 cargo plane crashed and burned on takeoff from Belize, British Honduras Saturday, injuring the two crewmen. C. N. Shelton, general manager at the airline's headquarters in Miami, said medical aid for the crewmen was being rushed from Tegucigalpa, Honduras and from Miami. Condition of the crewmen was not known. They were Capt. Ned R, Meredith and co-pilot Rolando Gonzalez, both of Miami. The twin-engined plane left Miami at 6 a.m. Saturday; stopped at Tegucigalpa, then flew to Be lize, where it picked up a load of cucumbers for Miami. Today's crash was the first in TAN's 15 years of operation, Shelton said. More bizarre accidents were described by persons living in north Crestview. The operator of a service station said he saw a huge semitrailer truck loaded with lumber heading towards his building, its driver obviously tryiing to keep it on the highway. "Then it began to slip sideways." the attendant said. "It struck a small sports car, ca-) rppneri ncfainQf a nnu'pr TWilp and slowly tipped over on its side. The driver I don't know who he was crawled out and ran into the station for cover. Later he left and said he'd be back when things quieted down." Escambia county sheriff's Investigator Roy Sherer said he and another officer found the chassis of a school bus which witnesses said had been carried more than a block and a half from where it was parked. "There wasn't a thing left on that chassis," Sceher said, "except the driver's seat and the steering wheel. About a hundred yards away we found the top half of it sitting upright sheared off as neatly as though you had cut it with a torch." Bill Riley, a member of Okaloosa county's Civil Defense office, drove through one of the hardest-hit sections of the town not knowing what he'd find when he got home. From a distance of five blocks he saw the tattered top of a huge pine he knew marked his home-site. It had been sliced in two. The top half had plunged through the roof of his older son's auto. Inside the house he found two younger children lying on a bed, safe but scared to death. "Daddy, I thought and thought what might be happening," said his eight year old son, "and all I could think of was that the world was coming to an end." Uim'ii -ri; i ..v.w,,rr- 1 REMAINS OF TRAILER Mrs. Harold E. Perkins (left) goes through torn clothing and other belongings with Mrs .Gene Aus-born as they look through the wreckage of the Perkins trailer In Crestview. Mrs. Ausborn is Mrs. Perkins' sister-in-law. Mrs. Per kins husband is on duty with the Air Force in Tripoli. From Page 1 From Page 1 $1,100 Taken In Holdup in the store. Another cash register contained only soda fountain receipts, estimated at $50-75. SOME CHECKS LOST He said about half the loss was in checks. Neither Mrs. Hooten nor the store had been robbed before. The cashier described the man as tall and thin with a clear complexion and bushy, light brown hair. He was wearing a tweed overcoat and dark glasses. Mrs. Hooten estimated his age at 27 or 28. He had a mid-western accent. Officer McAIpin found the bullet, believed to be a .38 caliber pistol, in the back of the store. He said it is believed the man had a car, but no description was obtained. He said there was no indication whether or not he had an accomplice. The description of the man was broadcast to area law enforcement officers. m W)im.ii." l JIUH. - ,.M I,IJ1 ,0 !-;. I IHIJIMWIH.IWII Partly cloudy and cold today and tonight. High today 43, low tonight 30 with frost or freezing, high Monday 54. Yesterday's high was 70 and the low was 40. Rainfall totalled .77 of an inch. Relative humidity ranged from 100 per cent to 70 per cent. Winds will be westerly five to 15 miles per hour today. FUTURE OUTLOOK Partly cloudy and cold the first part of the week with temperatures five to 10 degrees below seasonal normals, becoming near normal the middle of the week. Little or no rain is expected until the middle of the week. Seasonal normals are 65 high and 42 low. BCN MOON Rise Mft Rise XrP Today 7:34 6:52 8.2Ha.m. 7:24a.m. Mon 7 as S:S3 8.21m m. 8 21p.m. A PAL A (UK OI.A HIVKR AT Hl.OLNTSTOWN Today MS ruing. Monday 19 0 rising. Tueday 205 rrnl (8 a.m.) RAINFALL Tola! ending 7 p.m. - .77 Total th is month . .77 Above normal thia month .05 FLORIDA Hich Low Prec. Apalarhlcola r 85 S4 Fort Myen 78 69 Key West 79 83 Miami 82 71 TALLAHASSEE 67 48 Tampa 78 60 .41 .17 .Ot .77 .46 Asheville Atlantic City Baltimore Birmingham Charlotte Chattanooga Chicago Cincinnati Cleveland Columbui Denver Fresno OUT-OF-STATE Hleh Low Free. Houston Kansas City Knoxvllle . Los Angeles . Louisville Mobil Montgomery . Nashville New Orlean - New York Norfolk Philadelphia Phoenix Pittsburgh Richmond - St. Loulj. San Antonio . San Francisco Savannah Sfattle Washington 59 S.1 47 5S 63 S 32 82 44 49 50 41 58 24 89 80 51 59 57 82 . ... 46 46 87 57 6J 50 6S 32 59 63 68 4(1 4 41 39 34 32 43 38 31 39 34 39 24 38 19 13 42 51 32 35 40 30 37 33 54 .12 36 41 42 24 31 43 58 37 31 .87 1.26 101 .85 440 1.13 .71 .33 .76 .59 .01 .00 .00 .12 .61 .00 .44 1.00 .81 .82 J8 1.09 .69 1.72 .00 .29 3.24 .81 .00 .no 1.84 .12 M Kennedy Says West Gaining first 12 months in office. In remarks prepared for the dinner, Kennedy plugged hard for his programs to lend federal sup port for higher education and to link medical care for the aged to the Social Security system. One by one he ran through what he called "challenges and opportunities" in the fields of unemployment, distressed areas, revamping of tariff laws, advances in civil rights, education and medical care. "We must attempt to bring a solution to the 15-year-old problem of a Berlin isolated in a hostile land," Kennedy said. "We must continue to associate ourselves with the emerging nations of Africa, Asia and Latin America as they strive for political and economic independence." The President kicking off a personal campaign for the programs he hopes to get through the ses-sion of Congress opening next Wednesday, declared: "We must not become exasperated with the failure to solve all of our problems overnight. We must be willing to seek the long-term solutions over a long-term period with patience and determination." Kennedy walked into an atmosphere of political cross drafts blowing from DiSalle's announcement last fall that he would not seek re-election. State Atty. Gen. Mark McElroy then decided he would seek the gubernatorial nomination, but DiSalle partisans initiated a movement to persuade the governor to get into the race. DiSalle says he hasn't yet come to a decision, and McElroy suggests Kennedy was pulled into a pro-DiSalle trap. In his prepared speech, Kennedy avoided the party wrangle but raised DiSalle heartily as "a man of vigor, of candor and of integrity" who has exercised "great talents for the continuing common good." CLAIMS ACHIEVEMENTS On the national scene, Kennedy claimed achievements in employment, income, production, housing, space, foreign aid and curbing the outflow of gold. The country has strengthened its defenses in a time of crisis he said. Kennedy listed problems facing the nation at the start of his administration in Laos, the Congo and Latin America. "One cannot say that all these problems have been solved," he acknowledged. "But on many fronts we have moved forward." Kennedy contended "Soviet influence declined in Africa and the Middle East" and said the Western Alliance has been strengthened while an important split lias developed in the association of Communist nations." Trust Buys $11.5 Million In Property SARASOTA (AP)-A real estate trust headed by Sarasota businessmen has purchased $11.5 million in Florida property, it was announced Saturday. Liberty Real Estate Trust issued its shares and took title to the properties Tuesday, the announcement said. Largest single property is the Sunrise professional building in Fort Lauderdale. St. Petersburg is the site of the industrial buildings and warehouses. The largest single property is Joe's Creek industrial park on U. S. Highway 19. In Orlando, the trust acquired the one North Orange building in the business district. Other properties include shopping centers and commercial blocks in Fort Myers, Sarasota, St. Petersburg, Fort Lauderdale, an apartment house in St. Petersburg and an office building in Winter Park. Negotiations were conducted by Liberty Securities Corp. of Sarasota, the trust's underwriter, according to the announcement. W. DeVier Pierson is president of the corporation. Other officers of the corporation were listed as William Bevers and Davis Lawrence, vice presidents, and Gary R. Ball, as secretary-treasurer. British MDs May Clean Up On The Twist LONDON (AP)-British doctors expect to reap a rich harvest from the twist you know, that dance where the dancers look as if they were caught in an automatic washer. With the twist epidemic spreading from the United States to Britain, a lot of Britons are -going to wind up with slipped discs, Dr. Hames Cyriax, a leading British orthopedic surgeon, said Saturday. In a lecture at the School of Physiotherapy at London's St. Thomas's Hospital, Cyriax said: "The twist involves radiating the trunk on the pelvis, or the pelvis on the trunk, while the spinal joints are bent backwards or forwards sometimes to the full. "The alternating rotation at extremes of range is well calculated to damage a cartilage in both lumbar and theractic spinal joints. This leads to recurrent displacements." In lay language, twistere are liable to slip a disc. "There are plenty of slipped discs about already and the devotees of the twist are destined to increase their numbers," Cyriax said. "Doctors will reap a rich harvest as long as this dance if that is the right word U practiced." t.

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