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MUBERBME r Partly clondy through tonight. Showers over some of the area during night, morning hours. Weather data Page 8A. NEWS HOME EDITION Chicago Tribune Press Service Member Of The Associated Press, UPI Full NEA Service 54th Year FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 1964 Four Sections 70 Pages ike Loom UoSo .Rail Stir Tuesday 2 Bie In Car After Plunge Into Canal By RAY WIELAND ; (Staff Writer) A Ft. Lauderdale man and his wife are dead, apparently trapped and drowned when their car was hit by another vehicle, " then plunged into 15 feet of water in a canal at 12:30 a.m. today near the State Rd. 84 Turnpike entrance. Lawmen, aided by headlights of the car still on in the murky waters, made three desperate rescue attempts. But they were driven back each time by heavy gasoline and oil slick. Dead are John R. Gauntt, 42, of 6200 NW 14th St. and his wife, Ann '.Mae Gauntt, 51. The other driver, Kenneth Barnes, 23, a Miami tugboat employe, is in Broward County jail, being held for the Florida Highway Patrol on a charge of failing to have his vehicle under control. AUTOPSIES SLATED An FHP spokesman, asked whether other charges have been lodged against Barnes, said, "No other charges not yet. The case is still under investigation." Autopsies were to be performed today to determine officially whether the deaths were caused by drowning or injuries from the accident. . The Gauntts' deaths raised Broward's 1964 traffic fatalities to 59, even with this date last year. Plantation Patrolman Sam D. Huskisson, a trained scuba diver, first to reach the crash scene, jumped into the canal in a rescue attempt. He was driven back by searing gasoline fumes which blinded him temporarily. Highway Patrol Trooper B. D. Brimacomb then arrived and the two tried to reach Easing Of Restrictions Urged State May Widen Aid To Elderly JACKSONVILLE. (AP) As many as 400,000 Florida residents over the age of 65 would be eligible to get help in paying hospital and nursing bills under a proposal which the Florida Welfare Board plans H W$sNk 4 . A KING AND BRIDE ... during ceremony Laotian Trio Meets Monday (Earlier Story on Page 16B) PARIS. (UPI) The Laotian Neutralist, Communist and Rightist leaders agreed unexpectedly today to meet here Monday, but little hope was held for a settlement of then-differences. ' All makes of electric shavers repaired at Pribble's Jewelry Searstown. Adv. I ' .J)", A 1 "S I s J 3 the car. They were driven back by the fumes. There was no fire. Huskisson said he made one dive to the car, opened his eyes but was blinded by gasoline picked up on the surface.. An unidentified motorist also made a futile rescue attempt. Officers reported the Gauntts had just entered the turnpike at State Rd. 84 and were northbound about a block from (Continued on Page 8 A, Col. 2) fclMM II Mill llli! 'rIlK (SlaM photo by Dorm ouW) ATTEMPT MADE TO OPEN DOOR OF CAR IN WHICH TWO DIED . . . FHP Sgt. Richard Doyle, Trooper Ed Knuck investigate to offer' to the legislature next year. The plan, included in a legislative program adopted by the board yesterday, is estimated to cost $11 million in the 1965-67 biennium. About Royal Pair Wed As Athens Cheers ATHENS, Greece. (AP) King Constantine of Greece and Princess Anne-Marie of Denmark wed today amid the Byzantine magnificence of the Greek Orthodox Church in a city wild with the cheers of a million people. The cheering crowds, their massed voices often drowned out by cannons firing salutes, saw the handsome king, 24, and his 18-year-old bride only as they rode to and from the cathe dral in an open, horse-drawn carriage. Temperatures were in the 90s and many persons fainted in the heat and crush of the crowd. 'PICTURE' COUPLE Constantine and Anne-Marie the world s youngest mo narchy made a picture cou pie. He wore a grand marshal's white uniform. She was striking in a long white satin wedding gown. - It was a spectacularly colorful ceremony, but it had its very human moments when Anne-Marie giggled, and when, Queen Mother Frederika came close to hitting Britain's Prince Charles Haye breakfast with us, 7 a.m Chat N Nibble, Sears Town. -Adv. PRESIDENT . . . $6.6 million of it would come from the federal government and $4.4 million from the state. Latest figures on Florida's current participation under the Kerr-Mills Act show 537 with one of the two crowns used in Greek Orthodox weddings. Charles did not duck, but he eyed the heavy crowns with concern. f- i Britain's Queen Elizabeth , II was the only reigning European (Continued on Page 8 A, Col. 1) Reports Say Ruby Killed 700 In China MACAO. (AP) Arrivals from Canton said today more than 700 Chinese were killed in Com-m u n i s t China's southeastern province of Kwangtung when Typhoon Ruby swept up the Pearl River Sept. 5. The travelers said the typhoon caused widespread flooding and many houses collapsed. They said more than 300 were killed when a school dormitory collapsed near Canton. The reports could not be confirmed here. Communist Chinese papers in Hong Kong have not reported the number of casualties from Ruby or Sally, the typhoon which followed Ruby. I ; -' zr ' jj JOHNSON LOST BALANCE ASVCAR ROUNDED CORNER YESTERDAY IN SACRAMENTO but he regained it with the help of Mrs. Edmund Brown, wife of California governor patients getting treatment and 1,000 applications pending. The applicant now must prove he is medically indigent and has total resources of less than $1,200. The state pays all of his hospital cost or none! RAISED TO $2,500 V Under - the board proposal, maximum resources permitted would be raised to $2,500 and partial costs could be paid for those with modest incomes. It proposes those with less than $150; a" month income have all of their hospital costs paid; those with $150 to $175 a month could have 90 per cent of their hospital costs paid, and so" on. , . , . . Another new proposal which, the board included in its legislative program would. take advantage of the federal war on poverty program. ' It would permit aid for dependent children " of unemployed parents, eliminating the restriction the father must have deserted. ' NEW FIELD The estimated cost is $18.3 million in the 1965-67 biennium. The federal government would pay about $13.6 million and the state $4.7 million. . By a vote of 5-3, the board moved into another new field. It approved in principle a plan for offering birth control contraceptives on a voluntary basis to women on relief rolls. The Florida Board of Health would administer the program along with the welfare board. J. Hal Stallings of Tampa, welfare board chairman, said it should not cost the state a great deal since 82 per cent of the money would come from the federal government. Fur and garment vault stor age. Less than 2c per day. Ft Laud. Cleaners. 525-4793. Adv Antisatellite Arms Pass Tests In Space (Atomic Controversy Page 14A) WASHINGTON. (AP) Sec retary of Defense Robert S. Mc- Namara said today that two U.S. antisatellite systems have scored several successful inter cepts of U.S. satellites up to "hundreds of miles" above earth. MciNamara gave a news conference additional details on the antisatellite systems which President Johnson announced in a speech yesterday at - Sacra, mento, Calif. -'. The President did not say so, but it seemed evident that his revelations were a blunt re sponse to Sen. Barry Goldwa- ter s claim that the Democratic administration has failed to come up with any new strate gic weapons. HE'S RESTRICTED The defense secretary said I m under serious restriction as to what details he could give out either about the two satellite-killer systems or about a new over-the-horizon radar which Mr. Johnson also announced. Both, he said, are very highly classified." He did disclose that the an tisatellite weapons employ the Air Force Thor missile and the Army Nike-Zeus antimissile device. McNamara said the Army successfully intercepted its first satellite on Aug. 1, 1963, and the Air Force on May 29, 1964 in each case, a year after they were ordered to start work on the antisatellites. 'TESTED EFFECTIVELY' "The two systems have been effectively tested and have ; intercepted satellites in space, their missiles passing so close! as to be within the destruction radius of the warheads," McNamara said. ! The secretary said he doesn't believe the Russians have advanced as far as the United States in either the antisatellite or the radar developmnt. But Bank Statement Error 'Gives' Him Millions By GENE J AN AS (Staff Writer) Being a millionaire is exciting but being a millionaire 10 times over sends you into a fairyland where you have everything you ever wanted or dreamed about. But this dream was shattered into reality as quickly as it came for James D. Morrison, a 40-year-old bachelor, living at Green Star Trailer Park, 615 E Sunrise Blvd. Several days ago Morrison picked up the mail in his usual unconcerned manner but his mood changed when he opened a letter from Frank-ford Trust Co. of Philadelphia. He had withdrawn most of his money when he moved to Ft. Lauderdale and it appeared to him like the usual statement showing a balance. judging by history, he said the United States must expect the Russians to do so m the next five to seven years. He declined to discuss wheth er the warheads are nuclear or conventional, but indicated Charges 'Plots' Barry Calls LB J Wildest Spender (Sen. Goldwater will speak on national television (Channel 4) at 9:30 tonight.) LONGVIEW. Tex. Sen. Barry Goldwater, staging his first campaign foray m President Johnson's home state, charged today the Democratic chief executive is "the wildest spender of them all." "The man who promised to save us millions is putting us Who Ever Said Alpha Is Beta? LONDON. (AP) Schoolmaster John D r i s c o 1 1 asked the world a question today. In a letter to the Times of London he wrote: "Alphabetical order is both illogical and haphazard. "Who decided it and when?" His eyes fell on the balance. He smiled. It showed he had $10 million in the bank. His facial expression drew the attention of his mother," Mrs. Baxter Gragg, who lives with him. .."Why all the smiles?" she ; asked. Morrison handed her the bank balance sheet. She smiled to the accompaniment of a remark the son made, "Wouldn't it be nice if were real." He chuckled out loud, "I wonder if I can spend it." When his adopted Korean son, Brian, came home from school, he saw the balance and immediately began planning to buy a boat, a bicycle in fact everything he saw advertised in the newspaper, Morrison related. But the dream had to end (Continued on Page 8A, Col. 6) (AP Wirephoto) there was no actual physical intercept that the satellite-killing warhead was measured as coming within lethal range of the satellite target. He refused also to say aiiy-(Continued on Page 8A, CoL 1) deeper in debt by billions," the Republican presidential nominee declared in a speech prepared for delivery in this east Texas town. With stops here, In Springfield, Mo., Evansville, Ind., and Charleston, W.Va., the Arizona senator winds up a four-day swing that has taken him into eight Southern states. THURMOND THERE . Beside him, before cheering Southern crowds, stood South Carolina Sen. Strom Thurmond, newly enlisted in the Republican cause. Thurmond joined forces with Goldwater in Greenville, S.C., yesterday, and tossed warmup shots at the Democrats before crowds in Shreveport, La., and New Orleans. Slapping Mr. Johnson in his home territory, Goldwater accused the President 'of "campaigning for the presidency on the basis of two absolutely false claims." He said the President claims ihis administration is cutting federal spending and holding down the government payroll. DECEIT CHARGED Nothing could be further from the truth," Goldwater said. "This administration is trying to deceive the American people." Under Mr. Johnson, he said, spending is going up and the federal payroll has mounted by 18,339 people. "So far this year he has spent $10 million a day more than was spent by President Kennedy," Goldwater said. "While we talk, every four minutes, Lyndon put another person on the federal payroll," he added. Goldwater said many people gave Mr. Johnson "their support because of his supposed frugality, his supposed concern for the public payroll. "The claim was false," he said. Goldwater winged south from Greenville Thursday after a hasty departure, speeded up (Continued on Page 8A, CoL 3) Riggers and Movers, Crane Service, Ft. Lauderdale Transfer. JA 2-1454. Adv. Auto Pact Okayed Newt Wir Services Leaders of six rail unions threatened today to strike virtually all of the nation's major . railroads at 6 a.m. Tuesday in a dispute over lob rights. The unions set the strike dead line after negotiations dead locked despite efforts of federal mediators to help produce an agreement. In Detroit, Ford Motor Co. and the United Auto Workers union agreed today on a new contract similar to that at Chrysler Corp. except for the -addition of a Christmas bonus which UAW President Walter P. Reuther called "frosting on the cake." The agreement came . less than an hour before a 10 a.m. strike deadline. BOARD ADVISED The National Mediation Board was aavisea oi tne rauroaa strike call by heads of the six shop craft unions involved in the dispute. They represent about 150,000 railroad maintenance and repair workers. A walkout by the six unions almost certainly would result in a national rail tie-up because members of other unions who run the trains probably would not cross picket lines. The government has exhausted its available procedures to delay a strike. STOPPED BEFORE On April 8, the unions struck the Illinois Central line and threatened a nationwide walkout. Two hours before the strike deadline, President 'Johnson succeeded in winning a delay and on April 22 both sides announced they had agreed on the major issues. A presidential emergency board recommended Aug. 7 that the railroads provide some form of compensation for shop workers laid off because of technological changes. The board also recommended some limitations on subcontract-' ing of work that has been done in the past by members of the six shop craft unions. The major issues are whether the railroads should be allowed (Continued on Page 8A, CoL 1) Flight Set Into 'Eye' Of Gladys MIAMI. (UPI) A hurricans hunter plane will fly into Gladys today in hopes of get- tmg forcasters enough information to predict whether the spooky storm will hit the main land. Gladys, with top winds of 125 miles an hour, has persisted on a west-northwest course since Monday despite several Weather Bureau predictions it would turn toward the north. At 5 a.m., Gladys was located near latitude 26.1 north, longitude 67.1 west, or about 800 miles east of Miami, moving to ward the west-northwest at 10 mph. Hurricane winds extended 100 miles to the northeast and 50 miles to the southwest. "Reports from reconnais sance aircraft indicate Gladys remains a well developed and intense hurricane," the Weath er Bureau said. Amusements 1-32D Broward County News 1, 2C. Classified 3-13B. Comics 14, 15B Crossword Pnzile 14B Editorials 6, 7A Horoscope 14B Movie Time Clock 6D Obituaries 10A Sports 3-6C Television 8-20D Stocks, Financial 12, 13A Weather Report 8A Women's Pages 1, 2B See Us For Summer Specials! BOAT STORAGE, Repairs Bro kerage. Lauderdale Yacht Basin Inc., 2000 SW 20th St. JA 2-3655. Adv. I ; : r 1 r -

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