The Miami News from Miami, Florida on September 19, 1965 · 17
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The Miami News from Miami, Florida · 17

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Sunday, September 19, 1965
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O Teen-Age VD Hits Danger Point In Dade; 2B The Miami News Miami, Fla., Sunday, September 19, J96.T Section B O Fashions 0 Abby a. AL VOLKER The Prize The news that Dade County is among nine Florida locations still in the running for what has been called "the scientific prize of the century" is good news. Eighty-five "semi-final" sites for the $348 million atom-smasher to be built by the Atomic Energy Commission have passed preliminary exams. The Dade' site is 3,000 acres offered by Aerojet-General Corp. out of its huge reserve on the edge of Everglades National Park. The National Academy of Science started screening more than 200 sites, and will sift the proposals down to three or four before the Atomic Energy Commission makes its final decision. The Benefits Naturally, any section of the nation would be happy to get a $348 million con struction job ;pread over sue to eight years. Not many government projects come any bigger for one small section of real estate, if you except Cape Kennedy. And, also naturally, any section would be proud to attract the kind of talent this atom-smashing machine would draw. The educational, level would be sharply upgrades, the scientific pres tige of the community would soar. Hialeah 9s 'Lost9 Hero Found A ' j Junior College Student Saved 6-Year-Old JACK J, ... X cm ROBERTS Miami Newi Photo by Toby llasaey Lenny Carey, Student, Swimmer, Reluctant Hero Judith Drew $300 At Bank, Vanished But the day-to-day opera tion of the machine would be the biggest advantage of all. The experts think it would cost $30 million to $60 million a year to operate. About 2,300 scientists and technicians would be reg ularly employed and about 1,000 more would visit each year to perform experi ments. The satellite research cen ters and industries that would be attracted to the edges of the atom-smasher are impossible to estimate but they would be considerable. Dade can only hope it re mains in the running and gets the plum. What It Is Now, what is an atom- smasher I i The one contemplated would be the world's most powerful device for explor ing the fundamental secrets of matter. It should pay off in many ways, from new energy sources to new ad vances in medicine and even to weather control. It would speed up protons, or the centers of the hydrogen atom, to great velocities where they will acquire top energy. They would then be sent crashing, like a bowl ing ball, into targets of van-ous chemicals, splitting their atoms, changing their composition and properties. These protons would be speeded up in three processes before being turned into the "main ring" or "synchrotron" nearly a mile in diameter. The protons, racing at ter rific speeds through a slender vacuum tube about the size of a man's arm. would be accelerated still more by 500 magnets along, the way. They would pack seven times the energy possible in the biggest atom-smasher now operating, also an American one. The entire device would be buried under at least 20 feet of radiation-shielding earth. The public would be kept at least 500 feet away as a pro tection against possible ra diation leaks. By IAN GLASS Reporter of The Miami Newt Brown-eyed Judith Carol Hy-ams drew $300 from her bank account Monday to pay for an expensive watch she had ordered. The watch was delivered to her home at 110 E. Sunrise Ave., Coral Gables, the next day. It is still there. For that was the day attractive, 5-foot-2-inch Judith vanished with the $300 still in her wallet. A statewide search goes on for the 22-year-old girl a close relative described as having led "a real sheltered life." Late yesterday, her family offered a $500 reward for any information leading to the finding of the girl or the car she was driving. Said Coral Gable Sgt. Glenn Arp: "We've checked out anonymous phone calls and a couple of l,eads in Fort Lauderdale and Key West. But we've hit nothing so far." Two Metro detectives also A ' (J f5 ' if. 'rt HM. IllMIIUI ll3 Plunge Off X-Wav Kills Man JUDITH CAROL HYAMS have been brought into the case. Most puzzling aspect is that no one has reported seeing the rental car Judith was driving when she disappeared. Its description has been broadcast by the police' several times: a 1965 turquoise, four-door Chevrolet Impala with whitewalls, tag number 1E-18122. Her white Corvair had been damaged by Hurricane Betsy the week before. The Impala was delivered to her Monday at 7:40 a.m. by rental agent Tony Sammarco of the Pershing Auto Leasing Inc. The charge: $10.50 a day. Judith, a divorcee, worked as a laboratory technician in the University of Miami Medical School at Jackson Memorial Hospital. Later that day, she went to the Biscayne Federal Bank on Coral Way and drew out the $300 which she told her parents was to pay for the watch. "She had quite a lot more money than that in her account," said a close relative yesterday. "And if she had wanted to run away, which Is inconceivable, she could have taken it all. "But all of her interests and friends- were in this area. In fact I think she was only out of the state twice in her life once to Bermuda and once to North Carolina with her husband." At 8 a.m. the next morning, Judith drove to the hospital. A couple of hours later, she phoned a friend to say she was going shopping. A clerk in the blouse department of a downtown store has told police she saw the girl that afternoon. "That would be like Judith," said the relative. "She loved to shop. She had a large wardrobe." By GORDON FLETCHER Rrportrr of The Miami N Lenny Carey has been found, though he never knew he was supposed to be lost. And he insists he only did what anyone else would have done. But to the city council of Hialeah, 19-year-old Lenny is a hero. It wants to give him an award for bravery at its Sept. 28 meeting. Lenny dived into a canal and saved a six-year-old boy trapped in a car. When the accident report was made, his address was mixed up. No one could find him. But his aunt, Mrs. Josephine Wade, read the story in The Miami News and phoned in to say Lenny lives with her at 261 West 36th St. He is a husky, 165-pound student at Miami-Dade Junior College. He wants to be a physical education teacher. Lenny's moment of truth came when he was driving a friend home from school last Tuesday and saw a car smash into a canal at West 4th Avenue and 20th Street. Its brakes had failed. With his car still moving, he turned over the wheel to his friend and jumped out of the door. "As I took off my shoes," said Lenny, "I saw a woman in the water with a baby. I swam over to where I thought her car was." Bystanders pulled Mrs. William Hinote and her nine-month-old daughter Kelley from the canal. Her six-year-old son, Bill, was trapped in the car, she said. "I dived and pulled him out through the open window. But when we got to the surface, the little guy swam to land by himself." On shore, Lenny held Bill in his arms while they waited for an am bulance. Bll survived the ordeal. "That's all there was to it," said Lenny. "Except I forgot my shoes and had to go back for them later." Lenny, a native of Key West, learned to swim at the age of 7. "We'd go conching in inner tubes, and when you saw them you had to dive maybe 15 feet to get them." His parents live at 1218 Grinncll St., Key West. How did he feel after the rescue? "Good. It made me think of my little brother Mike. "Of course, he's 13 now and can swim better than I can." Betsy Victims Ask $355,000 In Loans After that nothing. And this weekend, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gabriel Hyams are never far from the telephone. 1 The Small Business Administration has received applications for $355,000 in loans from people whose property was torn up in Hurricane Betsy's rampage through the Florida Keys. Ten applications for a total of $50,000 already have been approved. Administration spokes-man Bob Norene said officials will be working from Key Biscayne to Key West to take applications. , Twenty-nine persons asked for applications at the Key Biscayne Bank Friday. Norene said most were homeowners. . He said he will be at the bank from 9 a.m. to p.m. 5 Wednesday to assist others wishing to apply for the low-cost loans. The interest rate is three per cent and payments can be stretched over a maximum 30 years. Loan officers also will foe at the Key West mayor's office from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Applications also will be taken at the First National Bank of the Upper Keys in Tavernier Tuesday and the Marathon State Bank Wednesday and Thursday. Norene said loans are available to repair destruction from both tides and winds. Homeowners can use them to repair or replace furnishings, fixtures, roofs, flooring, etc. They are available to 6tore owners who suffered losses to inventory, machinery or buildings. Norene said the Administration has conducted 1,320 loan interviews in the Keys so far; Half of the application approvals are in Monroe County, he said, while the other half are in Dade. Conventions Drawing 1,100 This Week Nine conventions will bring some 1,100 persons to Miami Beach this week, announced Gene Garcia, acting director of the city's convention bureau. Largest include the Interstate Life and Accident Insurance Company, 550, a subcommittee on Production Planning and Control of the Air Transport Association of America, 200; and Delta Kappa Gamma, 100. A car plunged 15 feet off an unfinished segment of the North- South Expressway at SW 22nd Road and 1st Avenue yesterday, killing one person and injuring three others. The dead man was identified as Laddie jsaney, a, oi a Oak Ave. Suffering minor injuries were his brother, Woodrow, 32, and sister, Mrs. Lillie Mae Alvis, 27, same address, and Benny ' Vicks, 36, of 5888 SW 67th St. They were treated at Jackson Memorial Hospital. Police charged Vicks with careless driving by causing the accident involving a fatality and with driving under the influence. They said he went around a barricade off South Dixie Highway and sped north a mile before the car plunged off the un finished portion and struck hood first. Bailey's death was Dade's 114th fatality of the year. 3,000 To Protest Anti-Semitism More than 3,000 persons are expected to attend a rally at 8 p.m. today at Miami Beach Auditorium to protest Russian anti-Semitism. The South Florida Conference on Soviet Jewry is sponsoring the meeting which is free and open to the public. Principal speaker will be Dr. Abraham Joshua Heschel of New York, professor at the Jewish Theological Seminary of Amerjea and at Union Theological Seminary. ... . . - - ' w- ' ... mi . I puir I f i ii.ii Mm II ' ' II- I"' " ' ! 'V mm 1 1 'ft'.'-, . Vto- 5 !&MLiMSpW6tMm4l4t1r Mi Ami News Photo by Chart Trainor Ready To Lift Sagging .Causeway Span Workmen prepare the ruptured Rickenbacker Causeway bridge for a major operation that will restore it to its pre-Hurricane Betsy level. The bridge will be closed from 6 a.m. today until 6 a.m. Monday. Pile driver at right is seating pilings on which steel beams will be placed at both ends of the break. The bridge will be raised and rested on the beams. Two lanes of traffic will then be opened while permanent piers to support the bridge are constructed. Normal four-lane traffic will be resumed in about four months. Red Cross Pushes United Fund To Aid Betsy Victims By MARV LOUISE WILKINSON Krportrr t The Miami Newt Dade County residents were urged yesterday to give generously to the United Fund to raise much-needed funds for the victims of Hurricane Betsy. Aid is needed desperately in low-lying areas of New Orleans where the dead are still being counted ftd where many bous es remain under water. The immediate need for IT donations came in the wake of a Red Cross announcement that national disaster fundi had beea depleted. Cost of Red .Cross assistance ot Betsy's victims has beea estimated at more thai SS million. Since Dade's Red Cross chapter depend' entirely on the United Fund drive which is already underway, Red Cross officials here said no special disaster relief campaign would be made. "We feel we can count on the grand people we have here to respond, as always, to such emergencies by giving additional amounts." said UF Chairman E. A. Evans and Dade Red Cross Chairman John B. Turner in a joint stateftent. The UF and Red Cross officials echoed a nation-wide appeal for additional funds to aid victims of Hurricane Betsy and those caught in the path of recent Mid-West tornadoes. Disaster funds were depleted by Betsy and the midwestern twisters following so closely in the footsteps's of Cleo last year and Donna in 1961, Red Cross officials said. J In the New Orleans area alone more than 165,000 families suffered from the hurricane, with flood waters forcing the evacuation of more than 100.000. At the peak of the disaster operations, officials said, 70,000, victims were fed and housed in 272 Red Cross centers. Four main shelters are still maintained for 18.000 homeless refkjgees. Worth It A general, disenchantment with the Mites Universe and Miss U.S.A. promotions seems to have set in with the local officials who vote each year to contribute public funds to support the commercial venture. I find this very sad. To my way of thinking, there's no way to question the value received from the pageants being staged here. On Miss Universe alone, the Associated Press this year moved some 25,000 words out of Dade County to points all over the world. In addition, 74 wircphotos were moved for general distribution and hundreds of special requests for stories and pictures fill ed. Reuters, Europe s largest news acency. nevotes more copy to Miss Universe than any other single event in the U.S. Good Investment In addition, some 65 mil lion nconle saw the Miss Universe pageant on TV. To have all this originating in Miami Beach is terrific. For this, Miami, Miami Beach and Dade County kick in $75,000. But trouble started this year when Miss Universe was separated from the Miss U.S.A. contest. Give us $50,-000 extra for the Miss U.S.A. contest or we'll shop around for another town, said the Miss Universe people. Doing business by ultimatum is stupid. It ruffled a lot of official feathers and you can't blame them. The matter is still up in the air and the only hopeful note I see is the fact that Miss Universe has a new executive director, Herb Landon. He's a big-time public relations man from New York who is charm itself. He replaces Phil Bnttfeld, a man known as a hard worker. However, I can't help but remember all the little run-ins our reporters have had over the years with Bottfeld. Landon, I'm sure, will be different. Competition It's no secret that a half dozen cities are making a stab at getting the Miss Universe and Miss U.S.A. contests. Atlanta and Washington have put out feelers to Kayscr-Roth Corp., the parent firm which owns Miss Universe. So have St. Petersburg, Daytona, Houston and New Orleans, to name a few. Frankly, beauty contests bore me, but I've always been a booster of Miss Universe simply because I saw all that copy going out of here with a Miami Beach dateline. And I know that other countries aren't as jaded as Americans where beauty contests are concerned. South Americans treat their beauty queens like royalty. Some 600.000 persons turned out in Bangkok this year to greet their own As-pasra Hongsakula after she won the Miss Universe crown. All right, you ask, how does this sort of thing generate business for Miami Beach and Dade County? Well, in the past several years foreign travel to this country has picked up tremendously and it's going to continue. We already have the reputation of being the most glamorous city in the world and we need to main tain that position. Sure, our reporters get a little jaded covering the Miss Universe contest year after year, but we still give the contest a lot of space in the paper. Why? Because readers have shown a genuine interest in the girls and in what they say and look like. I hope the new Miss Universe boss can sit down in an atmosphere of friendliness with Metro, Miami and Miami Beach officials and work out the money problems. It's worth the trouble.

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