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Colder Turning colder, snow flur­ ries tonight. Low 25. Tues­ day, flurries and cold. EIGHTT-SEVENTH YEAR D a i l y N e w s Batavia Area - - Community of Opportunity BATAVIA, N. Y., 14020, M O N D A Y , MARCH 29, 1965 PRICE EIGHT CENTS Colgate Wins Debate Title CORTLAND, N.Y. (AP)—Col­ gate University defeated 14 other colleges and universities to win the annual New York State Debate Championship which; ended Saturday. Shocks Shatter 230-Foot-High Dam at El Cobre SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) - A massive earthquake rumbled across ^ central Chile Sunday, shattering a dam that buried a village Of 400 people under a deluge of mud and water. At least 26 others were killed else­ where, hundreds were injurec and thousands were left home­ less, Only eight villagers were known to have escaped when the 230-foot-high dam burst, cas­ cading two million tons of mud and water on the copper-mining village of El Cobre, 80 miles north, of Santiago. Houses Swept Away Between 60 and 70 ^farmhous- es and cottages were swept away by the torrent that thun dered int<? th© Yvtllej'7 the dam. “It was like a gigantic wave, more than 100 feet high, made of sand, mud and water,” said one survivor) Carlos Munehel. \It came on top of us, but 1 managed to run to a nearby hill, When I looked over my shoulder the avalanche had passed al­ ready and then I could not see the housesany more,” Sharp After-Shocks President Eduardo Frei toured the stricken areas by plane and helicolter. He told newsmen, that, the situation w as unde?, control and praised the people for remaining calm and helping in rescue efforts. “The situation in El Cobre is terrible,” Frei said, “but it is fortunate it was confined to this small area.” Sharp after-shocks continued through the night but the only major result reported was fresh rockslides on the highways. Crews were working to clear the slides and repair road damage. All main roads were open, but detours were necessary on many. Worst Since I960. The quake shook the 2,650- mile-long mountain nation from end to end, but it hit hardest in the central provinces of Acon­ cagua, Valparaiso, Coquimbo and Santiago, where a third of the South American nation’s 7.8 million people live. Dead and injured were report­ ed in dozens of cities. Scores of fires broke out. The upheaval was the worst the quake-prone nation has suf­ fered since May 1960, w hen an earthquake and tidal wave killed .an estimated 5,000 people. North of Capital Heaviest destruction in Sun­ day’s earthquake was reported in communities just north of the capital. At Valparaiso, Chile’s second largest city and largest port 60 miles northwest , of Santiago, two deaths were reported. About a third of the houses were reported destroyed or heavily damaged, In Llay-Llay a rail and high­ way junction 50 miles above Santiago, almost every building was destroyed or heavily dam­ aged. Flee Into Streets In Nogales, 65 miles north.of Santiago, fam ilies moved from their shattered homes into the streets for the night. Devastation was also reported In the towns of San F elipe, Los Andes, La Liqua, Cabildo and Illapel, all north of the capital. In Santiago,one person was FANGLESS LION HAS ENEMY — Pharoah, the fangless and clawless lion, poses with his pals — Lester, the Great Dane, and two>year<old Shaun Fenn — at tihe Fenn home in Tustfn, Calif. Pharoah had a happy home at the Fenn residence until he jumped the fence and disappeared. That's when Kenneth Williams, Orange County district attorney, was notified and joined the lion hunt. When Pharoah was re­ turned to owner Mrs. Karen Penn* she was told she had to get rid of him — because he's now considered a public nuisance. (AP Wirephoto) Navy Planes Bomb Radar In Viet Nam SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) U.S. Navy planes from Rockefeller summoned the Leg- the carrier Coral Sea bombed , , t, t.,- ■? radar installations nn Nnri-h s Republican minority radar installations on North , - Viet Nam’s Bach Long Island leaders mto conference today in today. There was no immediate word ing budget crisis. on the success of the raid, how many planes made it and deadline for action on the whether there were any Ameri- budget approaching, Rockefeller can casualties It was the second American raid on Bach Long, deep in the tied sales-tax plan from the —_ - --- „— } --- - j-.- — -- ------- - - _st —. „ reported k illed and-about 40 in- N ang, site of the U.S.-South Vietnamese air base for attacks Continued on Page 4 Gulf of Tonkin and the northern­ most target since American and South Vietnamese planes began hitting North V iet N am F eb. 7. The Bach Long ’radar station was first hit last Friday, in the 12th attack on North Viet Nam. The island is about 140 miles southeast of Hanoi, 100 miles south of the Chinsee mainland and 80 miles west of Hainan, a big Chinese island that is a base for MIG interceptors. Six Japanese shipping firms decided today to halt sailing of their freighters to North Viet­ nam ese ports because of in­ creased risk to shipping in North Vietnamese waters. The six firms had 10 ships making monthly calls to North Viet Nam, hauling an annual total of about 500,000 tons of coal from North Viet Nam’s Hongay mines to Japan. A powerful Viet Cong unit smashed a government militia outpost 17 miles from the North Vietnamese border today, kill­ ing 24 defenders. The Communists also wound­ ed five of the defenders and captured one. Twenty-five weapons and a stock of ammu­ nition were taken from the post. A U.S. A rmy helicopter crew­ m an was reported wounded by Communist fire in central Viet Nam Sunday, and a U.S. Marine helicopter pilot, Capt. William D. Reynolds of Santa Ana, Calif., was killed during an op­ eration 11 miles southwe of Da on North Viet Nam. Penn-Central Rail Merger By The ICC WASHINGTON (AP)— Merg­ er of the Pennyslvania and New York Central railroads was Tecommended today by exam­ iners for the Interstate Com­ merce Commission. Strict conditions wer. laid down, one of -which would re­ quire the two railroads to pro­ vide freight service over the lines of the New Haven Rail­ road. But the examiners-^contrary to expectations in the railroad industry — did not recommend that the merged Penn-Central system support. the New Hav­ en’s \bankrupt passenger opera­ tions “unless a plan is provided to offset the present operating deficits on a sound economic basis.” The merger, if approved by the full commission, would create a 19,631-mile system .that would operate in 14 states, the District of Columbia and Cana­ da. . It would serve most major population centers between the East Coast-and the Mississippi River. Examiners Jerome K. Lyle and Henry C. Darmstadter, who conducted extensive hearings on the complex proposal, conclud­ ed: “It is our belief that the over­ all benefits to be drived from consummation of the proposed merger clearly outweigh any injury which, has not nor cannot be protected through the impo­ sition of conditions” (sic). - The examiners did not recom­ mend inclusion of the financial­ ly troubled Erie-Lackawanna Railroad in the merged Penn- Central. State Budget Crisis Looms On Sales Tax ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Gov. an effort to head off a develop- With the Wednesday-midnight was reported considering a last- ditch drive to rescue his embat- brink of defeat. The Legislature’s Democratic leaders have concluded that they cannot pass the sales tax — the key to balancing Rocke­ feller’s $3.48-billion budget — without a big chunk of Republi­ can votes. GOP lawmakers have refused to vote a sales tax, however, un­ less most of the Democrats sup­ port it, too. Assembly Speaker Anthony J. Travia and Senate Majority Leader Joseph Zaretzki have in­ sisted that Rockefeller must step in firmly if his fiscal pro­ gram is to be preserved. Legislators A s k G r e a ter Voice O n Education ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The Legislature should have a greater voice in making state policy on higher education says a committee of four Republican senators. The minority committee was appointed by Senate Majority Leader Earl W. Brydges earlier this month to study the Legis­ lature’s role in the field of higher education. Committee members were D. Clinton Dominick III of New- burgh, William T. Conklin of Brooklyn, Henry M. Curran of Nassau and Jeremiah J. Mori- arty of Cattaraugus County. Scuba Diver Lost in M in e WEBB CITY;, Mo., (AF) - A scuba diver disappeared Sunday while trying to help police re­ cover a car from an abandoned lead and zinc mine. Roy Hunt, 23,. was presumed drowned. Police believe the car was the one that killed Benjamin Carl, 13, in front of his home in Webb City in a hit-and-run accident last Nov. 18. Divers found .the car on a ledge under about 70 feet of water. Stock Exchange G e ts N e w Site NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Stock Exchange said to­ day it has bought for $7 million a site in the Wall Street section for its new headquarters. It is about 400 yards south of the present exchange building, at Broad and Wall streets. Civil Rights Cam p aign To Start “ At Top” SELMA, Ala. (AP) — Civil rights leaders say they will begin a move in about two weeks tojiave Gov. George C. Wallace impeached and to turn all of Alabama into one mass demonstration in their battle to register Negro voters. “We’re going to start our next campaign at the top and go down to the bottom,” said the Rev, Jam es B evel in a speech to a Negro rally Sunday night. He told the group that the drive to get Wallace out of of­ fice would be under way by m id-A p r il. Birmingham Next The civil rights movement also will expand shortly to the steel city of Birmingham, the port city of Mobile and to every town and hamlet in Alabama, said Bevel, who is one of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s top spokesmen. He declared that demonstra­ tions also will he stepped up at Montgomery, the. capital, and will be taken inot the white resi­ dential sections of Selma in de­ fiance of a directive from a fed­ eral judge if certain conditions are not met to the satisfaction of Negroes. Face Big Task Civil rights groups face a monumental task in trying to get W allace, impeached as a majority of both state legisla­ tive houses must approve it. A resolution asking impeachment of the governor must be presented by a House member M a s s iv e Boycott W ill Be C a lle d B y N e g r o Leader SAN FRANCISCO (A P )-D r. Martin Luther King Jr., Nobel Prize-winning leader of the civil rights movement, says he will call for a massive economic boycott of Alabama products. King, speaking before news cameras for national television, said Sunday his Southern Chris­ tian Leadership Conference would soon call for an “econom­ ic withdrawal program.” Following the NBC program, “Meet the Press,” King told a news conference he would dis cuss the plan with board mem­ bers of the conference Thursday and Friday in Baltimore, Md. King said he would ask labor unions to refuse to transport or use materials grown or manu­ factured in Alabama and ask consumers to boycott Alabama products. He said he also would ask the federal government to withdraw funds from federal projects within the state and withdraw its- funds on deposit in Alabama banks. “I will call on the nation,” he said, “to rise up in a firm action program. I would call first for something like a 10-day with­ drawal. Then if nothing was done, I ’d call for a repeat of the boycott.” Alabama Lt. Gov. James All­ en said a boycott as proposed by Kang would be a short-sighted solution to the problem, would hurt, Negroes “first and hard­ est” ' and “would create a re­ verse reaction from what he would expect.” A n t i- S m o k in g Program A s k e d NEW YORK (AP)—Democrat Howard J. Samuels of Canan­ daigua wants the Legislature to undertake an anti-smoking program. Samuels, chairman of the State Democratic Advisory Council’s administrative com' mittee, also said Sunday night he deplored what he called Con­ gress’ failure to “take positive action in meeting the frighten­ ing health problem.” Back President WASHINGTON (AP)-Three New York State Representa­ tives have endorsed President Johnson’s attack on the Ku Klux Klan and say they will support legislation to curb Klan activities. They are Reps. Charles E. Goodell of Jamestown, Frank J. Horton of Rochester and Howard W. Robison of Owego. Rector Says Selma March Not Communist-Inspired “Some of the Southern lead­ ers claim that this march (the march from Selma to Montgom­ ery, Ala.) is Communist-inspir­ ed. If it is Communist inspir­ ed—and I don’t believe it—then I say, shame on us! Shame on us for letting Communism in­ stead of Christianity lead us in this right direction.” These are the words of the Rev. John R. Whiteford, rector of Trinity Episcopal Church, Warsaw. Mr, Whiteford, who participated in the first attempt to march in Alabama was the guest preacher at St. James Church Sunday, Mr. Whiteford called Selma “the symbol of the present stand against gradualism, the stand against the structures we have raised as a supposedly Chris­ tian society.” Too many Christians are “sleeping through this revolu­ tion,7’ he asserted, drawing a comparison with the story of Rip Van Winkle who slept for 20 years. When Rip left his home the sign on the village tavern pictured George in. Af­ ter his long sleep he came back to find George Washington’s picture there. “He had, indeed, s l e pt through a revolution,” declar­ ed Mr. Whiteford. “We cannot sleep through this taxing, de­ manding, threatening revolution of the Church.” Mr. Whiteford said he be­ lieves that Christian leaders are “evading, saying this is a so­ cial, a psychological, an educa­ tional, a geographical, a Negro problem. . . . “No,” the Warsaw clergyman said, “this is a Christian prob lem. Those are merely tribu­ taries of the main stream. The large title is not ‘Civil Rights,’ but, ‘Being the Church.’ ” He declared that “the priests, the bishops of the South have failed us. “If you are going to be a priest, then stand up. Just after I reached Selma, a leader of the march pointed to me and said, ’Pray, brother.’ “I hesitated and said, ‘But, I’ve only been here a few min­ utes.’ He pointed to me and said, ‘Pray, brother.’ “It wasn’t a question. It wasn’t a command. It was a statement. 1 prayed.” He described the line in Sel­ ma with the marchers on one side and the “ hating opposition” on the other. “The people on the other side of that line are not one whit more guilty than we are. This just made more vulgarly ap parent the schisms between man and man. “Many are ho longer willing to pretend. The Negro will no longer aeeept the tolerance that is intolerable — condescension.” Virginia Trietley. -4> Alexanderite Held in Series Of Thefts Tracks in the early Spring snow proved the undoing of a 15-year-old Alexander youth charged with entering five homes in Attica. Attica Police Chief Lorenzo Parrish and State Police BCI Investigator R. A. Butterfield took the youth into custody Sat­ urday after comparing his tracks in the snow with others found at the scenes of breakins. Chief Parrish said the inci­ dents occurred in the east end section of Attica and involved private homes where the youth entered unlocked doors, usually while there were residents in the homes, over the past two weeks. Loot included a .22-caliber pis­ tol, a bayonet, woman’s wrist watch, cigaret lighter and four bottles of beer. No money was taken. Chief Parrish said the youth admitted the breakins. He w as released in the custody of his parents and will be petitioned to Family Court in Warsaw. “We tracked him Saturday and found his footprints match­ ed,” Chief Parrish said. S n e a k Thief Takes G u n s State Police are investigating the theft of two guns and small items from the home of Walter E. Krause of 9054 Batavia-Staf- ford Townline Rd. Saturday. Mr. Krause called State Police after returning home from a two-hour trip to Batavia. He discovered a window broken in a- rear door and reported a re­ volver and rifle as well as mis­ cellaneous “odds and ends” taken. H igh e r Speed O n N o r t h w a y ALBANY, N.Y. (AP)-Speed limits on sections of the North­ way and North-South Express­ way will be increased from 60 to 65 miles an hour Thursday. The Northway, Interstate Route 87, connects with the State Thruway at Albany and extends north to the Canadian border, near Champlain. About 90 miles will permit the 65 limit. The North-South highway, In­ terstate Route 81, will have the 65 limit on 68 miles between Syracuse and the Watertown area. BEAR MOUNTAIN BOAT PIER BURNS BEAR MOUNTAIN, N.Y. (AP)—-An explosion and spec­ tacular fire consumed an ex- cursion-boat pier just south of Bear Mountain bridge as 300 firemen fought the blaze for two hours. The flames lit up the sky Sun­ day night and drew about 1,000 people to the scene. The fire­ fighters were aided by two Rockland County fire boats. No one was injured. Race \Lo s e r \ W in d s U p W ith Larceny Count A Rochesterian who picked a winner at Batavia Downs Saturday night said he handed his tickets to a loser to be cashed. State Police were notified at 12:20 a.m. Sunday by Philip Stone of Rochester that he had given three pari-mutuel tickets worth $135.50 to a friend, Stewart W. Leith- wood, 33, of Toronto, to cash after the eighth race. When Leithwood failed to return, Stone notified authori­ ties. They were said to have met recently and to have at­ tended the races nightly for the past w eek. Buffalo police stopped Leithwood at the Peace Bridge at 3:15 a.m. and he was turned over to State Police. They charged him with second-degree grand larceny. He waived examination be­ fore Justice of the Peace E. Harry Miller and was or­ dered held for Grand Jury action. Fire Levels Bethany Barn; Loss $9,000 Fire destroyed a barn on a tenant farm in Bethany Satur­ day night with the loss esti­ mated at $9,000. Volunteers from Bethany, Al­ exander, Stafford, Town of Ba­ tavia and Pavilion, fought the blaze and succeeded in saving nearby buildings. Dale firemen stood by at Bethany and Attica protected Alexander. The fire was on property owned by William J. Brecken- ridge who conducts a large dairy operation with his sons at Rt. 20 and the Silver Rd. It was discovered at 9:30 p.m. by Richard Breckehridge, son of the owner, who was en route to Texaco Town. The Donald A. Pestlin family occupies he tenant farm. No one was at home at the time. Firemen said there was no electric service in the 30-by-50- foot barn and were at a loss to explain the cause. A corn chopper, small tools and roof­ ing material were included in the contents of the barn. Firemen saved a shed close to the barn, a garage and the Pestlin home, about 300 feet from the burning barn. Bethany firemen remained at the scene until 6 a.m. Sunday to guard against possible flareup. Fire Chief Robert B. Bower* of the Bethany Dept, was in charge. B a b y Sitter Registration Starts This W e e k Registration for the first class for baby sitters will be held Wednesday and Friday from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the State Em ­ ployment Service office at 18 State St. The class, sponsored hy the Batavia Youth Bureau, will be open to girls in Grades 8 through 12. Approximately 25 girls will be accepted for the first training program. The Employment Service w ill screen the applications received and select the group for the first session. The first training session will be held the afternoon of April 28. The instructor will be Mrs. Willard C. MacLean, a former public health nurse. “Graduates” will be contacted by the Youth Employment Serv­ ice to fill requests for trained baby sitters. City Sellin g Several Lots The city is ready to sell sev­ eral parcels of land acquired during 1964. City Administrator Ira M Gates said bids will be received through April 12 and must in­ clude a certified check in the amount of the bid. The follow­ ing lots are offered for sale: Adams St. (Parcel 5432-G), 441 South Jackson St., 443 South Jackson St^ 262 Swan St., 7 Miller Ave., 223 Bank St., 127 Grand View Terr., 279 Ross St., 256 Swan St., 38 Hutchins PL, 16 Pearl St. Sleet Storm Produces Power Loss Freezing rain coated the Gen­ esee County area this morning with one power interruption re­ ported in the southwestern sec­ tion of the county. Utility companies described themselves as lucky when thick ice formed during the early morning hours but the only failure involved was in the southern part of Corfu and the northern area of the town of Darien. Niagara Mohawk Power Corp. officials said about 300 custom­ ers were without power for half an hour and more than one hun­ dred for little more than an hour when a limb carried down two wires in Corfu. The inter­ ruption began about 7 a. m. New York Telephone Co. late this morning listed no lines down and said men in the field reported ice being melted off by rain, except in the higher ele­ vations around Attica a n d Varysburg. The sleet and freezing rain followed a pleasant Sunday af­ ternoon when the mercury rose to an official 38 degrees in Ba­ tavia. It was 10 degrees cool­ er through the morning hours when the sleet arrived. Consid­ erable snow melted in weekend thaws. City and county street and highway crews were called out in the early morning hours to spread salt and sand and the processes were repeated throughout the day. Walking was extremely hazardous on the city sidewalks. Closing of schools for the teachers conference at Pem­ broke diminished some traffic, kept school buses off the high­ w ays and city youngsters off the sidewalks. Temperatures are to moder­ ate today with a chance of thun­ derstorms before a turn to cold- Say Relocation Provisions Should Be Arranged Concern being felt by certain councilmen over future urban renewal m oves m ay come to the fore at tonight’s City Council conference. Councilmen will gather at City Hall for another of their informal sessions conducted be­ tween regular meetings to dis- cuss pending matters. One member of the Council who declined to be quoted by name, said he and a second member “are thinking of sug­ gesting some changes.” Look to Future At present, he said, their ideas have not taken concrete shape, but mainly concern fu­ ture phases of the big program. “In our opinion, they left out a lot which should have been included,” he said. “We feel they should have tried to find a place for light industry.” It was suggested that an area in the southeastern section near existing industry could be tran- formed into a section for cer­ tain types of business not de­ pendent on walk-in customers, such as R. A. Haitz Co., Inc., which is moving to the Lewis­ ton Rd. Next Phase Question “We feel that if perhaps this had been done for the first pro­ gram we would not h ave the Haitz company moving outside the city,” the councilman said. He pointed out that the talk was conjecture and had never been brought up previously. Concern is being expressed on the next phase of urban renew­ al which includes in its areas the E. N. Rowell Co. Inc., plant on Jefferson Ave., the P. W. Minor & Son, Inc. shoe manu­ facturing factory and McBride Steel Plate Construction Co. on State St. “As far as I know, there has been ho plan for their reloca­ tion within the city,” the coun­ cilman said. “It is possible an­ other area should be developed at the same time, to provide places for them .5’ One city official said efforts were being made through the Genesee Industrial Development Corp. on plant relocations, par­ ticularly toward investigating whether an industrial develoo- ment on P earl St. could be util­ ized for relocation of industries. Has It in Mind Urban Renewal D irector Wal­ ter D. Webdale said the survey and planning application for the second area is now being put in­ to final form. He w ill go to N ew York April 7 to review it with Housing and Home Finance Ag­ ency officials. “This is only the general re­ view of the area and the survey and planning application for our first project required six months to gain approval,” Mr. Webdale noted. “It is after that that w e start on actual planning for the area. Finding a location for industries and working closely with them in doing so is what we have La mind.” Continued on Page 4 Fair On Schedule NEW YORK (AP) — Robert Moses, president of the New York World’s Fair, says the ex­ hibition “is on or ahead of schedule” for the April 21 open­ ing of its second and last sea­ son. Batavia Hopes To Utilize New Insecticide On Elms Batavia is still planning on first use of Bidrin, a new insec­ ticide, this season in its fight to save the city’s trees from Dutch elm disease. City Administrator Ira M. Gates said the city is awaiting word from a firm which prom­ ised to make the first applica­ tions of the new treatment which offers great promise for the future. Spraying programs will be continued, also. Cornell Univer­ sity specialists warn that con­ trol measures which have been in use should not be abandoned in hopes of using the new injec­ tions of Bidrin. They say not enough of the new material is available and too few trained men also limit its use. Cornell men advise waiting until details are known. Bidrin kills the smaller European elm bark beetle, one of two beetles which transmit fungus spores of the Dutch elm disease from deseased wood to healthy trees. When the tree is inoculated, the chemical is carried within the tree to the furthermost twigs, making them toxic to this beetle. Its use is limited to healthy elms growing under good con­ ditions and it protects trees for from 20 to 30 days. The mate­ rial has been tested in Wiscon­ sin and was effective. It was recently approved by the US Dept, of Agriculture with the specification that it be used only by specificially trained and qualified people. Homeowners are cautioned not to let unauthorized persons or unauthorized materials be used on their elm trees since the amount injected to control beetles is very close to the amount which causes injury to the trees. No training schools for persons to apply the Bidrin have been conducted in this

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