Star-Gazette from Elmira, New York on November 13, 1968 · 2
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Star-Gazette from Elmira, New York · 2

Elmira, New York
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Wednesday, November 13, 1968
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Forecast TODAY: Snow flurries, windy; high, 33-38; low tonight, 23-28. Thursday: Sunny, warmer. Today's Chuckle Next to automation, nothing beats a wastebasket for speeding up work. COUNTY jl nunc ST A U sX&AETTE VOLUME 6, NO. 246 'eLMIRA, N.Y., WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 19 TEN CENTS TTn Tl rt f 11 O 1 nn jaecora enowiaii urippies CANADA Souit St. k r .r-A ,ltr-i " J .;:Cf?&lfJ HCap Lm i Xv "Columbia -: . ;r..f I giim tamtam . i W Atlantic Ocar CKorbifon 0 100 Miltf The Twin Tiers was virtually paralyzed Tuesday by its worst early snowstorm in recent years. In Tompkins County, Mrs. Harry E. Buck, 60, of Congress St., Trumansburg, was killed Tuesday morning when her car skidded into the path of an oil tanker on Rt. 97 in the hamlet of Jacksonville. Reports of snowfall throughout the area ranged from 10 inches in Bradford County (Pa.) to 18 in Schuyler County. Despite a record snowfall of 14 inches in Chemung County, Shaded is area hit by pre-winter snow storm. Snow, Gales Pound Wide Areas of Eastern U.S. Associated Press Heavy snow and rain and near-hurricane force winds gave the East its first taste of winter Tuesday almost six weeks early. High tides caused massive evacuation of coastal homes in New Jersey, Long Island and Connecticut. . Snow pelted wide areas of the east in amounts up to 15 inches. Up to a foot of snow fell in the Tennessee Smokies and other mountains in the state. Two 19-year-old youths, lost more lhan 30 hours on a hunting trip just outside the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, were found frozen to death near Townsend, Tenn. A third companion walked to safety. Elsewhere, the snow blanket accumulated up to 15 inches in West Virginia's eastern mountains, with nine inches at White Sulphur Springs; 17 inches at State College, Pa., and 13 and 11 inches, respectively, at Phillipsburg and Altoona, Pa.; 13 inches in Frostburg, Md., and 14 inches in Flat ; Rock, N.C. Snow also was deposited in the nation's capital and Atlanta, Ga., and the third storm in a week dumped a fresh coat on New England. The unusually early and severe storm raged up the coast from the Deep South Monday night, hammered the mid-Atlantic states early Tuesday then moved on to New England and northern New York carrying with it forecasts of deep snows and gale winds. Several deaths were attributed to the storm, and along the coast several small vessels were in distress as 60-knot winds whipped the sea into waves up to 35 feet high. In New Jersey an ocean retaining wall collapsed along the Monmouth County coastline and 3,000 people had to be evacuated in rowboats from waist-deep water. Moon Orbit Flight Due Dec. 21 WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States gave the go-ahead Tuesday for man's first flights around the moon this Christmas Eve. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration ordered the bold journey to the lunar unknowns after what it called "careful and thorough examination of all systems and the risks and benefits involved." The Apollo 8 astronauts-Frank Borman, James A. Lovell and William A. Anders are to be launched from Cape Kennedy, Fla., Dec. 21 and go into orbit some 70 miles above the moon on Christmas Eve, if things work out as planned. During 10 lunar orbits over a 20-hour period, they plan to take photographs of the lunar surface. They particularly want to survey the lunar equatorial area upon which another Apollo team may land late next year. Way to Save Money Found, Costs Him Job AKRON, Ohio (AP) Last month the village council in nearby Norton hired Omer Staubs as finance director for $12,000 a year and asked him to find ways to save the village money. Omer has found a way. He doesn't think ttie village needs a $12,000-a-year finance director. He quit Monday. She Goes to Dogs In Better Climate LISBON (AP) An elderly British widow with B0 dogs and 10 cats settled in Tuesday on an isolated estate near a lighthouse in sunny Algarve Province. Mrs. Margaret Hunter of Michaelchurch emigrated to Portugal Monday with her pets because, she told astonished officials at Algarves-Faro airport: "I was here several times before and I have no doubt the climate will be ideal for my little ones." They flew from England in a chartered Viscount jetliner with the animals comfortably accommodated in the passenger section, along with the wealthy Mrs. Hunter; her kennel keeper; Gertrude Davies, 53; and Mrs. Hunter's daughters Benita, 43, and Marjorie, 45. Their new home is an estate Mrs. Hunter reportedly bought for $24,500 at Carvoeiro, a remote village overlooking the Atlantic in Portugal's southernmost province. The dogs will live in a specially built $7,000-kennel. Mrs. Hunter raises Maltese terriers for sale and befriends stray cats. A tall, slender woman with spectacles and a warm smile, she brought plenty of animal food for the dogs. Because of a milk shortage in Algarve, she is having 25 cows sent in. Mrs. Hunter is the widow of a Conservative member of Parliament. Before leaving England she said taxation was one reason for making the move. British taxes on investment income are heavy, and a dog license costs 90 cents a year. there were no injury accidents reported and all main highways were reported open. All schools in Chemung County closed at noon Tuesday. Horseheads schools will remain closed today. Elmira, Elmira Heights and Spencer-Van Etten school districts were to decide early today on whether schools will open. Police and highway department officials reported many secondary roads plugged with snow drifts, some up to six feet deep. All area snowplows were attempting to keep highways open. Winds of 20 to 30 miles per Traffic Snarled By Heavy Snow Associated Press A fierce pre-winter storm laced into New York State Tuesday, battered New York City first and then swirled northward where it dumped as much as a foot of snow. New York State Police, faced with an unusually large number of accidents, warned motorists to stay off highways where possible and cautioned that some roads, such as Rt. 146 in the Adirondacks, were covered by at least 12 inches of snow. Hundreds of skidding automobiles added to the hazardous conditions as the homeward crush of traffic forged through the snowfall, the second major storm to hit New York in a week. The storm carried gale force winds on its first foray across the New York City metropolitan area Tuesday morning. Six ferries were stranded in New York harbor, and the Bronx-White-stone Bridge was closed as 63-mile-an-hour winds toppled trees and power lines. Bryce Harlow Nixon Names 1st Aide NEW YORK (AP) - President-elect Richard M. Nixon announced Tuesday he intends to appoint Bryce N. Harlow, a White House aide in the Eisenhower administration, as a special assistant to the president. Nixon made the announcement of the first major appointment of his administration through a press aide as he settled into his Fifth Ave. apartment in storm swept New York City, turning his attention to the nuts and bolts of the transfer of power. Harlow, 52, of Arlington, Va., was a deputy assistant to President Dwight D. Eisenhower and was a key Nixon aide during the 1968 campaign. Ron Zeigler, the aide, said Harlow will concern himself with "management of legislation and congressional affairs for President Nixon." Harlow told newsmen at a briefing there will be a group of special assistants to the president in the new administration, but no single No. 1 man such as Sherman Adams when Eisenhower was president. He said he did not anticipate any more difficulty working with the Democrats than President Eisenhower had. See details of area storm on Page 11. hour with gusts up to 40 mph are forecast for today along with snow flurries. This could cause extensive drifting and Wellsboro. The storm lost some, but not all, of its punch as it shoved into the upstate area at a rapid clip. Many schools closed early for the day and some roads were closed by snow accumulation and wrecked vehicles. Forecasters said snow would accumulate up to 12-inch depths Tuesday evening and this morning in some sections of upstate New York. Two-foot depths were expected in the mountain regions. Temperatures began a slide to the 20s after daytime readings generally around the freeze mark. Syracuse got 4 inches of snow in six hours Tuesday, as did Rome. Binghamton 5 inches and the whipping winds began forming drifts in the flat regions of western New York well before noon. Albany County Airport sharply curtailed its air traffic. The Syracuse Airport also cut back sharply, with Mohawk Airlines canceling more than 160 of its 200 flights. Interstate 81 south of Syracuse was closed when several tractor-trailer trucks jacknifed and blocked the roadway near Lafayette. The big vehicles slipped off the roadway while trying to climb a hill. The gale winds sent motorists scampering for shore in New York's early-morning rush-hour traffic, rocking the big Bronx-Whitestone Bridge. Officials said there was no danger ' the bridge would collapse but shut it off to traffic because of the panic among motorists. Snowfall readings were expected to total 7 inches in the suburbs north and west of New York City. At Poughkeepsie, schools closed early because of the stiff winds and snow. Widespread power failures were reported as wet snow snapped off tree limbs and broke some power lines. NY Heart Transplant Patient Dies HOUSTON, Tex. (AP) - Sid-new Lebowitz, 50, a New York state assemblyman who received a heart transplant Nov. 5, died Tuesday. A St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital bulletin said there were early indications the death resulted from "an unusual type of rejection." The bulletin did not elaborate. The bulletin said Lebowitz, from Jackson Heights, Queens, N.Y., had been responding favorably to the surgery until 24 hours prior to his death. Lebowitz received the heart of a 15-year-old Houston boy who had been injured Nov. 4 when his motorcycle and a truck collided. The operation was performed by a St. Luke's team headed by Dr. Denton A. Cool-ey. add new woes for highway crews attempting to keep crea highways open. Mansfield state police urged all motorists to stay off highways and to detour Rt. 15 bet ween Mansfield and Tioga via Police agencies reported scores of cars and tractor trailers were ditched or across highways in many areas. Wellsboro's new direct dialing telephone system failed periodically throughout the day due to overloaded circuits. A Rehoboth Beach fireman swims to rescue oil barge crewmen. 2 Rescued from Oil Barge REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. (AP) An oil-laden barge ran aground in storm-tossed Delaware Bay Tuesday and the two men aboard were rescued dramatically. One, Ray Roaldsen, 48, of Brooklyn, N.Y., was swept overboard as heavy seas pounded the barge, but he was washed to the beach and rescuers pulled him in. A Coast Guard helicopter plucked the other, Tobi Bris-id, 47, of Iselin, N.J., off the barge and carried him to Cape May, N.J. The barge, the Hess Hustler, owned by Hess Oil Co., Wood-bridge, N.J., carried 1,085,000 gallons of oil, and the black liquid began pouring out and dousing the beaches. "Some of our boys got pretty well covered with oil when they went and got that man who was overboard," said Clifford Taylor, a dispatcher at the Rehoboth Beach fire company. The barge ran aground about 150 yards from the boardwalk after a tow line to a tug broke. Brisid said the first he knew of his difficulty was when the barge ran aground. He watched helplessly as Roaldsen was swept away. He didn't know of his companion's fate until he saw rescuers pull Roaldsen to safety. "I can't say I wasn't afraid," said Brisid as he waited for res cue. He spent much of the time in a cabin. The helicopter dropped a sling to him and they flew away. "I thought it was a grand idea," he said when asked what he thought of that method of rescue. Roaldsen was hospitalized in Lewes, Del., in fair condition suffering from oil immersion and swallowing oil. Hess Oil said it hoped to refloat the barge, which was en-route to Delair, N.J., from Reading, N.J., when the storm subsided. 4 More S. Viet Areas Shelled SAIGON (AP) - Three alUed military installations and one provincial capital were shelled overnight by enemy gunners, the U.S. Command reported, but initial accounts said casualties and damage were light. There were no reports of significant ground fighting across the country while enemy forces kept on their shelling attacks. One of the new shellings hit Camp Radcliff, a base for the 173rd Airborne Brigade, for the second consecutive day. A spokesman said more than 150 mortar rounds fell on the camp near An Khe, about 250 miles northeast of Saigon. Also hit late Tuesday was the allied airfield at Ban Me Thout, a provincial capital in the central highlands, 150 miles northeast of Saigon. Enemy gunners fired more than 20 rounds of re-coilless rifle fire into the camp, spokesmen said. Shortly after midnight another allied base in the central highlands, Camp Holloway and Recall Fills from Thailand SAIGON (AP) - The U.S. Air Force announced Wednesday that a detachment of five of ihe controversial Fill fighter-bombers based in Thailand has completed an "assigned tour of duty" and will return to the United States within two weeks The m u 1 1 i m i 1 1 i o n do'lar sw e p t -w i n g aircraft were grounded pending an investigation early in May after four crashed. its airstrip near Pleiku City, came under attack. Again damage and casualties were described as light and fire was returned with unknown results. South Vietnamese headquarters reported that at 4 a.m. today 10 mortar rounds fell in the town of Xuan Loc, capital of Long Khanh Province 40 miles east-northeast of Saigon. Spokesmen said one policeman was killed and eight other persons were wounded. At about the same time, 35 mortar rounds hit a hamlet 500 meters east of Xuan Loc and wounded seven civilians, the South Vietnamese spokesmen said. S. Vietnam Toughens Negotiations Stand SAIGON (AP) - A South Vietnamese government source said today further peace talks between the United States and North Vietnam would be considered invalid by the Saigon government if it did not participate. The source said any peace terms involving the war in South Vietnam, as contrasted with the bombing of North Vietnam, could come only in direct talks between Hanoi and Saigon. He said President Nguyen Van Thieu presumably would continue to boycott the Paris peace talks until some formula which Saigon could accept is worked out. The source, a responsible official who declined to be identified, was commenting on U.S. Defense Secretary Clark Clifford's press conference statement Tuesday that Washington and Hanoi should go ahead with the Paris talks, even if Saigon continued its boycott. The INSIDE Story INDEX i Abby 8 Births 15 Buchwald 9 Business 38, 39 Comics 8, 9 Death Notices 40 Editorials 6 Help! 11 Horoscope 9 Sports 33-35 Television 9 Theaters 39 Want Ads 40-43 Weather 31 Women 23, 24 Capital Park Named for Lady Bird WASHINGTON (AP) - Secretary of the Interior Stewart L. Udall surprised Lady Bird Johnson Tuesday by naming an island park in the nation's capital after her. The First Lady, long active in efforts to beautify Washington and other cities, shared the platform in the Interior Department auditorium, during a ceremony dedicating the planting of more than 2,500 dogwood trees and one million daffodils on what was formerly known as Columbia Island in the Potomac River. Udall said Mrs. Johnson has always resisted suggestions to name parks or flowers after her. "That's why we didn't consult her," he said, renaming the island "Lady Bird Johnson Park." Mrs. Johnson, seated behind him in a pink suit, laughed in surprise as the audience applauded. "I'm touched and grateful that you wanted to do it," she said later, posing 'with Udall and others with a dedicatory plaque. The 1965 Inaugural Committee had contributed 220 dogwoods and other trees, and the Society for a More Beautiful National Capital added 2,500 dogwoods, one million daffodils and more than a mile of hiking and bicycle trails to beautify the island. Lady Bird Johnson Park occupies a long, man-made island just off the Virginia shore of the Potomac at one end of the Memorial Bridge connecting the Lincoln Memorial with Arlington National Cemetery. Sorry the Election's Over ... That's how you can recognize the political pros. Page 6. Why Hubert Lost Art Buchwald says Chicago mayor is responsible for Hubert Humphrey's defeat. Page 9. A Model's View A look at teen-aged girls by a former model. Page 23. J! Humphrey Tax Troubles Elmira Board of Education shown petitions signed by 3,000 persons opposed to school tax limit increase. Page 11. 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