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Sunday, July 25, 1965
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RACINE SUNDAY BULLETIN Sunday, July 25, 1965 'Torpedo Alley Sinking Return Four Survivors of Explosion That Killed Eight on Scallop Boat NORFOLK, Va. —(/P)— A • grim procession of boats :• brought back to. shore Saturday the four survivors of what may have been the first •• "Torpedo Alley" sinking in more than 20 years. These were among the 12 men who were aboard the . deep - sea trawler Snoopy ' when she was blown to bits Friday night in a freak explosion almost surely caused by . a torpedo. Eight died. One body was brought to shore with the survivors. Coast Guard spokesmen held : out little hope that any other bodies would be found. Sharks were sighted in the area ; shortly after tlie disaster. Among the victims was an • 18-year-old "shacker," Daniel Broy of Scarborough, Maine, serving as an apprentice. "Watery Graveyard" The 65-foot-long wooden boat out of Portland, Maine, had been working 41 miles due east of False Cape on North Carolina's Outer Banks, a watery graveyard for ships for years and the infamous "Torpedo Alley" where Nazi U-boats sank scores of Allied vessels during World War II. Describes Tragedy She had been out for four days and 17,000 pounds of shucked scallops were resting in ice below decks. Then about 9:15 p.m., with the winch working so hard to pull in the latest catch that the motor had to be watered down to keep it cool, an ugly Fire Traps 2 Workers in W.Virginia Mine MORGANTOWN, W. Va. — (/W — Two miners, trapped far underground . by a coal mine fire, were found dead Saturday night when reached by rescue '. workers. Mine Supt. Jack : Katlic said the victims, Charles Garrett, 36, and : Jesse J. Hess, 46, were ; found huddled together ; about seven miles back from the mine entrance. : Katlic said the two died ; either from smoke inhala- ' tion or carbon monoxide ! poisoning. MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — VP) — Emergency crews i worked in dense smoke deep ; underground Saturday trying ; to subdue a coal mine fire and • rescue two miners trapped by ; the blaze. ; Smoke blocked Charles Gar- I rett, 36, and Jesse J. Hess, 46, ! and kept them from reaching : the surface with fellow miners ; after fire broke out at 6:30 '• a.m. in the Christopher Coal ; Co.'s Arkwright No. 1 mine ; near Morgan town. No Word in 7 Hours Mine officials talked with ; Garrett and Hess by teJephone - from the surface at 7:30 a.m. • and directed them to what ; was considered a safe place. • The men gave no indication .' they had been injured. But seven hours later there ; had been no further commu- • nication with the trapped pair. Mine Supt. Jack Katlic said an emergency team had pro• gressed within an estimated : 1,000 feet of where Garrett and Hess were believed to be • waiting. But the team did not know what still lay in the path of rescue. A roof fall followed the outbreak of fire. A third miner. Jack Dempsey, was hospitalized for treatment of effects of smoke inhalation. He was reported in satisfactory condition. 100 Evacuated The company said the rest of the approximately 100 men underground when the fire started were evacuated without harm. The fire started in tlie vicinity of an electric power station three miles distant along sloping underground passages from the mine entrance. Sealing a mine to cut off air is a common method of putting out a major fire underground but was ruled out in this case by the presence of the trapped men. metal shape broke surface with the scallops. Norman Maillet, on his first voyage as skipper of the trawler Prowler and for five years the mate aboard the Snoopy, saw the net coming in. And he saw what looked like a torpedo. 'It was long and round," Mallet said. "It was still half in the water when I saw it. I skipper (Edward Doody of skiper (Edward Doody of Portland) on the radio and he said he had something but he didn't know what it was. He said he was going to bring it aboard." Maillet said he broke off his conversation just before the explosion. "It just went," he said. "There was just a flash and it was all in pieces. There was nothing but little bits of debris, and the dory and the top of the powerhouse floating around." Rescue by 3d Ship The third of the trawlers which had been fishing the bank was the Explorer. It quickly picked up survivors of the trawler Snoopy. Leeman French of Portland and the body of Bertrum Norton, 40, of Portland were picked up by the Prowler. At the U.S. Public Health Service Hospital in Norfolk, the survivors were described in "fair" condition. Sidney C. Knowlton, 22, of Gloucester, Mass., a deck hand aboard the Prowler, said it was not unusual to bring up explosives from the scallop banks. Not too long ago, he said, the Prowler pulled up a box of ammunition bearing a 1942 date. And within the past two weeks, he said, a torpedo was brought into New Bedford, Mass. Florida Oceanfront Yields More Than 100 Live Mines —AP Wlrephoto The 65-foot wide London Bridge over the Thames River, built in 1831, will be taken down and replaced by a new 100-foot wide span at a cost of $6.72 million. The present bridge, above, is the fourth to span the Thames at the site. New, Modern One Planned London Bridge IS Falling Down at Rate of 8th of Inch a Year VERO BEACH, Fla.—(^)— The Navy has dug more than 100 live mines from a World War II amphibious training area on the oceanfront here. A four - man demolition crew was sent in after residents found several mines within yards of the city limits. The crew also found 55 inert mines, a 13-inch naval projectile and four mines of unidentified origin in a 60- by-100 yard area about lYj miles south of the city. The siearch for the dangerous weapons goes on. Roajds into the area have been barricaded and warning sig^s posted. The 18 miles of oceanfront between Vero Beach and Fort Pierce was a training area for assault troops. Nickname of Cuba is "Pearl of the Antilles." Open Monday Night on Monument Square LONDON — (JP) — London Bridge is falling down, falling down, falling down—at the rate of an eighth of an inch a year. And so, the city announced, the old bridge will be taken the rest of the way down on purpose and replaced with a modern one costing 2.4 million pounds ($6.72 million). The new bridge, made up of three spans totaling 860 feet in length, will be 100 feet wide. The present bridge, built in 1831, is 65 feet wide. When the replacement bridge is completed, in 1970, it will be the fourth to span the Thames at the site. The first, built during the Roman occupation, was the Gov. James Rhodes of Ohio Cutting '6S Niche with His Free-Wheeling? one which really fell down, although not under its own power. The Viking conquerors attached a skein of ropes to it and sent it tumbling into the river by pulling on the ropes with their long boats. The second bridge was completed in 1176. It was only 20 feet wide. In 1762 the bridge, which had long been frail and rickety, was dismantled. Its replacement, the third and present bridge, was authorized by Parliament in 1821 and finished a decade later. A city report made public today said the 134-year-old span long has been settling into its clay foundation at the rate of an inch every eight years and is beginning to develop cracks. It is expected to remain in service, however, until the completion of the new one. U.S. Adds 14 Ships '•Q Viet Cargo Fleet WASHINGTON — (ff) Fourteen ships have been withdrawn from the government's mothball fleet and put into use ferrying supplies to South Viet Nam, the Maritime Administration said Saturday night. More than 100 vessels have been idled by the 37-day-old maritime strike. On June 30, the national defense reserve fleet was comprised of 1,579 vessels, including 960 which are kept in a priority reserve in a state of near-readiness. Some 388 of the vessels are maintained in an emergency reserve to be used only if the priority reserve is exhausted — and 231 have been marked for scrapping. Germans Find Bones, Recall 1633 Massacre FEUCHTWANGEN, G e r- many — (JP) — About 1,000 skeletons believed to be the remains of Franconian villagers slaughtered during the 30-Years-War, have been found near here during excavation for a gymnasium in the nearby village of Herrieden. Herrieden City Hall announced the bones probably belonged to villagers massacred by the Swedish Army on "Bloody Easter" in 1633 during a siege of the town. The bones were transferred to the city cemetery. By Jack Bell MINNEAPOLIS — (JP) — Gov. James A. Rhodes of Ohio is cutting across conservative lines in a free-wheeling operation which could land him the first or second spot on the 1968 Republican national ticket. The governor came here to press Ohio's bid at the 57th annual National Governor's Conference for next year's meeting at Cincinnati. The conference opens Monday. Ohioans regard a bid of Indiana's Democratic Gov. Roger D. Branigin as their stiffest competition for the 1966 meeting of state executives. In an interview, Rhodes tossed off some observations on current issues that seemed to take him out of the conservative classification with which he had been tabbed despite his reluctant support of Barry Goldwater, the 1964 GOP presidential nominee. In a wide-ranging discussion, the Ohio governor said: —He supports the Supreme Court's one - man, one-vote principle of legislative reapportionment. He thus was placed in opposition to Senate Republican leader Everett M. Dirksen's drive for a constitutional amendment permitting voters to choose members of one House of their legislatures on a basis other than population. —He is implementing every program of federal aid offered to his state on the basis that Ohio should get back the maximum amount attainable from its citizens' federal income taxes. —He expects an uproar of protest at this conference against House action in reducing the effectiveness of guber- natoral vetoes over U. S. antipoverty projects to a mere formality. He says he will not join in the protest. —At this point he has no choice for a 1968 Republican presidential candidate. All of this seemed to add up to political heresy by a Republican governor who had regarded as a bulwark of the conservative cause. 'Forget Some Stands' courts, and not Congress or the state legislatures, are going to finally decide the reapportionment issue. He expects a compromise to evolve out of dozen or more proposed plans for Ohio reapportionment. "But the courts are going to decide this in the end, and I think on a fair basis," he said. As for intra-party squab bling among liberal, moderate and conservative factions Rhodes' idea is that the GOP should look at the 1965 issues and perhaps forget some of its traditional positions. Crippled Liner's Passengers Finally Arriving in N.Y. NEW YORK —(^)— sengers from the disabled German liner Seven Seas that drifted in the Atlantic for three days finally made it to New York Saturday. The 12,575-ton ship lay dead in the North Atlantic 'Half Applies /o Generals, Too CAMP A. P. HILL, Va.— i/P} —The commanding general of the 29th Infantry Division, Maj. Gen. Archibald A. Sproui, was inspecting troops of the Maryland and Virginia National Guard unit when he was barred from entering an area. The guard had been told to keep everyone out. "I would have had to run him over to get in," said Sproui in commending the soldier's adherence to orders. Pas- 1 after an engine room fire week ago Saturday crippled her main engines. The Seven Seas later was taken in tow by the Dutch salvage tug, lerse Zee (Irish Sea), and towed 600 miles to St. John's, Nfld., where the 400 passengers debarked Friday. The steamship company chartered five planes to ferry the passengers including 130 American students, to New York. Thel iner was en route here from Rotterdam when the fire broke out. The first group of 86 passengers arrived at Kennedy Airport aboard an Eastern Airlines plane. Urban Renewal Plan Set for Church Land BOSTON — (/P) — Directors of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, have disclosed plans for a $71 million private urban renewal project on church land in the Back Bay section. The proposal covers 31 acres around the church but not the church itself. Plans call for an administration center, a seven acre park, a 600-car underground garage and a 22-story ad- Rhodes .said he isn't goingjniinistration building. WAR ON FLIES NEW DELHI—(^)—India ' recently marked Anti-Fly ! Week in a nationwide effort to cut down the number of the insects. There was no estimate of the casualties. First motion picture "drive- In" theater opened in Camden.^N. J., on June 6, 1933, along with the conservative theory that all federal interference in local and state affairs is bad. In contrast, he is urging local officials to act on every nrogram offered them. He said he doesn't care about having any veto over these, because "I think the people on the ground know a lot more about their problems than I do." It is his conviction that theimillion wear dentures. The remaining acres, to be leased for private development, would include apartment and office buildings, retail stores, and underground parking for 3,000 cars. DECAY AFFECTS 95% According to the Public Health Service, 95 per cent of the American people have I had decayed teeth. Some 25!Only Union Official Favors More Atomic Liability WASHINGTON — l/P) — A union official says Congress should repeal a law limiting liability for atomic power plant accidents to $560 mil- ion. E. S. (Tony) Boyle, head of the United Mine Workers, said in a letter to legislators, that, as the law stands now, in case of an accident, $500 million would be available from the government and only $60 million from insurers. 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