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The Muscatine Jou: ESTopiisneq low jip code 52761 No. 220 Muscatine, Iowa Tuesday, September 7, 1968 18 Pages Price 10c Rescued Man Tells of Tragic Ordeal Death Comes Quietly to Freezing Hiker EDITOR'S NOTE: Garnett Cannon, 60, president of the Portland Chamber of Commerce, lay freezing on a wind and snow ravaged mountain in southwestern Washington as his hiking companion of many years was slowly dying next to him. He recounted from his hospital bed Monday the day and a half tragic ordeal. By GARNETT CANNON As Told to Associated Press YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) - She died quietly. Lying there in her sleeping bag being buried by the fiercely, windblown snow. We were both freezing. Another hour and she might have lived. We talked only a short time earlier. She had tried to reach into her pack for a candy, bar. But her numb fingers just wouldn't work. Una V. Davies, 65, of Lake Oswego, Ore., died without complaining. We talked, wondering how long it would be before help came. A wall of snow was building up between us. We both were being buried. I could only hear her breathing hard. Then I couldn't hear her anymore. I thought she had just dropped off . to sleep. We were hiking with three other companions about 10 miles south of the White Pass summit Saturday afternoon when caught in the fierce storm. The wind was up to about 85 miles per hour. I became exhausted and leaned up against a tree. The next thing I remember is awakenings in the sleeping bag. Miss Davies was about three feet from me in another bag. Our other companions, Mr. and Mrs. Dale Cowen of Lake Oswego and Bernice Sterns, 43, Portland, had placed us there and gone for help. My head was sinking down in the snow; I packed some snow under my head for a pillow and I think we dozed off a little. We were both shivering. Her bag was about three feet away and she kept pushing over toward me. Once T thought she 'United Forever in Death' Rabbi Sets Symbolic Wedding For Couple Killed in a Wreck ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A rabbi says he will perform a symbolic wedding ceremony Wednesday for a young couple who were killed in an automobile accident. Robert Karnes, 21, of Catskill, . and Martha Levine, 21, of the Bronx, had planned to be married in January. They died Sunday in an accident' in New Mexico. Rabbi Howard Joseph said the orthodox wedding ceremony will declare the couple united by the coincidence of their tragedy. "In a symbolic, way, they will be united forever in death," he said. The parents agreed to the Wedding ceremony, he said. Immediately after the marriage, the rabbi will official.? in the funeral services for the couple. might be able to dig out part of the wail. Later, after I couldn't hear her breathing, I called to her. I got no response. I was wondering how I was going to get out of there. I was rubbing my feet, trying to stay warm. About an hour later the mountain rescue party arrived. I don't know how much longer I could have held out. N.Y. Strike Nearly Settled NEW YORK (AP) - Schools Supt. Bernard E. Donovan said today both sides in the city teachers' strike were close to a settlement, but the teachers union gave no indication it was ready to end the walkout. Nearly a third or the city's 900 public schools were open as about 1000 of the 55,000 teachers reported to classrooms. The strike affects 1.1 - million students. There was no immediate word on how many students showed up. The schools were mostly peaceful this morning as be - hind - lhe - scenes activity increased. Resting Up Garnett Cannon, 62, Portland, Ore., Chamber of Commerce president, rests in Yakima Valley Memorial hospital after rescue from exhaustion and being marooned in Cascade mountain snow storm nearly 24 hours. One member of four - member party died in early winter storm. (AP Photofax) No Incidents Are Reported Glasses Are Resumed At Waterloo WATERLOO (AP) - Racial ly troubled East High School resumed classes today with an admonishment from Principal Lawrence Garlock that we must get back to work and we must do it now." The school's 1.700 students, including 300 Negroes, attended classes for the first, time since last Wednesday afternoon when about 15 Negroes staged Harassment of ADC Recipients Being Probed in IScott 6tifity DAVENPORT (AP) - Ciiy police have been asked to invest - igate an apparently organized campaign of harassment of Scott County welfare recipients. Don Kassar, director of the Department of Social Welfare, has told the county welfare board that at least a dozen recipients of aid to dependent children (ADC) have been harassed the past three weeks. He said the recipients are visited or telephoned by persons who represent themselves as welfare workers. Kassar said they are all asked if they are working and, if so, how much they are making. Kassar added, "I suppose some recipients have been approached by these people and weren't even aware the person was not a welfare department worker." A least liwo men have been involved in the visits to homes, Webb Retiring From NASA After Big Growth WASHINGTON (AP) - James E. Webb, who presided over America's entry into the age of manned space flight, is stepping down as head of a U.S. space program he believes ranks second to Russia's. Webb announced his retirement Monday and said Dr. Thomas O. Paine, deputy administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, would become acting head of the agency. President John F. Kennedy named Webb to head NASA in February 1961 when it had 17,000 employes and an annual budget of $999 million. Webb, who actually will leave his post when he turns 62 next month, steps out at a time when his budget is about $3.8 billion and NASA employs 34,000. Kassar said, because recipients have given two different descriptions of men. In one case, it was reported a man told a recipient, "If you don't let me in, I'll take your kids away from you," the visitor was then admitted, Kassar said. Another case where a woman recipient reported being threatened has been turned over to Davenport police, Kassar added. "These recipients say their houses have been watched, and many of them are scared." A woman involved in the campaign makes the telephone contacts, he said. Letters being sent: to all ADC recipients advise them to ask for identification of welfare workers in the future and to obtain descriptions and license numbers of persons in question. Committee Votes 10 - 6 to Approve Justice Fortas WASHINGTON (AP) - Abe Fortas' nomination to be chief1 justice won the approval of the Senate Judiciary Committee today, but still faced serious trouble in the Senate itself. The committee vote was 10 to 6. The battleground now shifts - to the Senate, where a filibuster is threatened against confirming the nomination. The outcome is in doubt. It takes a two - thirds majority of senators voting to choke off a filibuster by putting a debate - limiting cloture rule into effect. Fortas, an associate justice on the Supreme Court, was nominated by President Johnson June 26 to succeed Earl Warren as chief justice. Johnson accepted Warren's retirement effective on the confirmation of a successor. a walk out. National guardsmen, called out when racial strife ripped the city's predominately Negro neighborhood following a fool - ball game Friday nigh - i, remained on alert. At an all - school assembly this morning, Garlock said (he school might, be closed for the . year. . Jf lb a - js d .. racial.. , trouble. w" "cv East High School is 'at the crossroads now," he told students. "We must get back to work and we must do it now. It is up to you. It's your future." The Negro students had made a series of demands to the Waterloo School Board, among th - sm that a course in Negro history and a black student union be established at East High. The School Board agreed to establish the Negro history course but refused the demand for a black student union. Garlock said administrative changes have been made "to. make this a better school" but "there are no changes in the rules of deportment and student responsibility." The decision to reopen the school was made Monday night prior to a meeting of the School Board and spokesmen for the Negro community. " Most debate was between board president Sydney Thomas and '.Simmy Porter, the ..parent "r of a Negro student' at East High and a.local packing house. union official. Porter asked clarification of some word the board used in replying to a list of 12 griev - ences over alleged discrimination submitted by the Negro Iowa Weather Considerable cloudiness and cooler tonight with chance of occasional rain or drizzle, lows in 50s. Partly cloudy and continued cool Wednesday. High Monday 77, low during night 64, .25 inch rain. group. The board answered the demands Friday and consented to several of them. It agreed to begin Ihe black history course by Sept. 30. But the Negro group made it clear Monday night it was not completely satisfied with all the board's answers. "We will be back at your next board meeting," Porter de clared. - Britons, Weathermen at Odds After No Warning of Downpour LONDON (AP) - Britons denounced their weathermen today for failing to warn them of the three - day downpour that flooded huge areas of southeast England, caused ihrce deaths and did millions of pounds worth of damage. The floods covered hundreds of square miles, marooning families, isolating towns and villages and disrupting road and rail services. Members of the House of Commons said that the meteor - On Long Recess Albert Shanker, center, president of the New York City Teachers' Union, waves from among striking teachers and supporters Monday during solidarity demonstration in front of City Hall. With Shanker, to right wearing glasses, is Bayard Rustin, civil rights leader. (AP Photofax) ologists on Saturday gave no indication of the dangers ahead and said they would raise the matter in Commons. The weather office chief, Dr. Brian Mason, protested: "We haven't got a computer sufficiently powerful to make an accurate forecast of the rainfall on a day - to - day basis." Rain Monday night added a fresh threat to areas not already under water and hampered rescue operations by police and ttroops. Thousands of people were evacuated from inundated homes and houjed in temporary quarters. The British Automobile Association said that almost every stream and river in southeast England was at danger level. Army amphibious vehicle? were sent to Dalham, near Newmarket race course, where some places were under 11 feet of water. In Norfolk, the coastal resorts of Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft were cut off by flooded roads. Morning Sun Couple Given ID - Year Term KEOKUK (AP) - A young Morning Sun couple married just 11 months ago was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment by Lee County District Court Judge J. R. Leary today on a breaking and entering charge. Richard Boline and his wife Collen, both 22. pleaded guilty to the charge stemming from a breakin at a Keokuk bowling establishment Sept. 8. Police said the couple admitted a series of 20 to 30 breakins in Lee, Des Moines and Louisa counties. 25 Marines Killed, 126 Hurt During Heavy Shelling by Mortars Liver Transplanted PITTSBURGH (AP) - Children's Hospital announced Tuesday that the liver of a 14 - month - old lirl who died of a brain tumor has been transplanted into the body of a 14 - tnonth - old boy. The hospital said Robert Mc - Cune of Beaver Falls, Pa., received the new liver in a 6 - hour operation Monday. Doctors said he was doing as well as could be expected, but said his condition was critical. Treaty Is Approved WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate Foreign Relations Committee today approved a treaty to halt the spread of nuclear weapons and sent it to the floor for action. The vote was 13 - 3, with three abstentions. TV Time Is Offered DES MOINES (AP) - An offer of prime television time Nov. 2 was announced Monday night for a face - to - face debate between Democratic Gov. Harold E. Hughes and State Sen. David M. Stanley, R - Museatine. Station KRNT - TV here said thai) "in order to give the candidates ample time to arrange their schedules" it will preempt its programming from 8 to 9 p.m. the last Saturday before the November election. 2 Servicemen Killed WASHINGTON (AP). - Two Army men are the latest Iowans killed in Vietnam fighting. The Defense Department said Monday that Army Pvt. Gary - L. Lewis, 22, of Fort Madison, and Pfc. Robert J. Cobb, 20, were both killed in action. Navy Pilot Succumbs OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Lt. Larry Smith of Sac City, Iowa, a Navy pilot who suffered severe injuries after ejecting from his jet during a training flight, died Monday at Oak Knoll Naval Hospital here. Smith, 29, was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Smith of Sac City. He was attached to Attack Squadron 125 at Lemoore, Calif., when he ejected from his stricken plane which crashed last Tuesday near Mariposa. Freighter Explosion HONG KONG (AP) - Explosions and fire fed by 1,300 drums of diesel fuel blew out the sides of a freighter being broken up for scrap today, killing at least five workmen and injuring about 20. Flames from the 5,000 - ton Cerberus spread to the former U.S. Navy missiie tracking ship Coastal Sentry, which also is being dismantled at the same outlying Hong Kong yard. But there were no known - casualties aboard that vessel. 14 Die in Bus Wreck RAWALPINDI, Pakistan (AP) Fourteen persons were killed and 26 injured when a bus crashed over a bridge into a stream, police reported today. The accident occurred at Bhaikhan, 27 miles east of Rawalpindi. Salazar Improves LISBON (AP) Premier Antonio de Oliveira Salazar rallied slightly today nearly 24 hours after a crippling stroke brought him near death. But his condition remained critical. Student Is Killed IOWA CITY (AP) William Plagman, a 21 - year - old University of Iowa student from Aure - lia, was killed Monday night in a two - car collision at the intersection of the U.S. 6 Bypass and Lower Muscatine Road here. Police said Plagman was turning into U.S. 6 when his car was struck by an auto driven by Dennis Doty, 21, of Iowa City. Injuries Kill Youth ESTHERVILLE (AP) - Timothy Work, 15, of rural Swea City, died today in Holy Family Hopital from injuries suffered last Thursday in an accident on the family farm. The youth suffered shoulder and chest injuries when he became entangled in a silage unloading wagon. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey L. Work. City News 2 Women's News 4 - 5 Editorials 6 Sports 10 - 11 Comics, TV 14 Daily Report 18 Obituaries II - J SAIGON (AP) - North Vietnamese troops caught a column of U S. Marines as the Leathernecks were digging in for the night Monday, killed 25 and wounded 126 with more than 200 mortar rounds and a hail of small arms fire. The Americans struck back with mortars, artillery and helicopter gunships. The Marines Y reported 27 of the enemy killed in the 10 - hour fight four miles south of the central part of the demilitarized zone. The Marines were from the 26th Regiment, the defenders of Kh Sanb who held out against a 77 - day Communist siege last winter, and then abandoned that outpost. The casualties Monday were comparable to those on the worst days at Khe Sanh. The first North Vietnamese barrage pounded in at 3:30 p.m. just as the Marines were moving into defensive positions for the night, one of the most vulnerable spots troops can be in". The Marines apparently were caught before they could get their foxholes dug. U.S. helicopters and artillery ' and mortars pounded the North Vietnamese positions, but the Communists kept up the attack until 6:30 p.m. More than 150 rounds were fired into the Marine positions before the bar? rage subsided. ' . Two hours later, the North Vietnamese renewed their mortaring, and an hour later small arms fire crackled around the Marine perimeter. The attack didn't end until 1:30 a.m. today. "T h e mortars apparently caused most of the Marine casualties," said a U.S. spokesman. A mile away from the 26th Marines' battleground, Marines from the 9th Regiment clashed with a North Vietnamese platoon of perhaps 40 to 50 men in i fortified positions. Jet fighter - bombers and artillery pounded the positions until the enemy soldiers withdrew as darkness was approaching, U.S. headquarters said 27 North Vietnamese also were killed in this fight. The Marines had no dead and seven men wounded, 1

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