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    Klamath Civic Leaders See '64 As 'Good' Year
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THE OLD AND THE NEW Brad Hardiman, even though 8 months old, emulates th
young '64 and pushes his dad, emulating '63, through the exit door at Babies Hospital
in Newark, N. J., where Brad is a patient. Dad, in this case, is Marine Lt. David W.
In The-
Day's lews
From Washington as this is
Senator Garry Goklwater's
prospects plummeted during the
past two months. Richard M.
Nixon's prospects surged up
ward and two potential new con
tenders emerged in a new Asso
ciated Press COP Presidential
poll tabulated yesterday.
. In the poll of grass roots
leaders just completed, the vote
was 6(11 (or Goldwater and 279
for Nixon. In a similar poll in
early October, the vote was
1194 for Goldwater and only
74 for Nixon.
In the new poll, Henry Cabot
Lodge and Pennsylvania Gov
ernor Scranton showed up as
possible contenders. In the Oc
tober poll, neither was men
tinned as a possible GOP nom
inee. Two questions:
1. Why the Goldwater drop?
2. Will it be permanent?
Two possible answers:
1. Senator Goldwater is Mr.
Conservative in the minds of
most people. II looks at t h e
moment like President Johnson
may be much more conserva
tive than recent Democratic
2. If it appears that President
Jobnson may continue to lean
toward the conservative side, it
may be possible that Senator
Coldwater's present popularity
may decline permanently.
In other words:
lt just may be that the pub
lic is more interested in the is
sue of conservatism vs. liber
alism than in the MEN w ho rep.
recnt this issue.
If that proves to be the case,
much will depend upon what
President Johnson DOES be
tween now and 1964.
One more question:
Would it be politically wise
for Senator Goldwater to go up
asainst almost certain defeat in
19ii4which would be reasona
bly certain to happen if in his
interim term President Johnson
proves to be a capable Chief
The two . term precedent is
pretty well established. Our peo
ple appear to be coming around
to the conviction that it a Pres
ident dors a good job in his
first term it will be better for
the nation to continue him in
office for another term.
Which is to say:
EXPERIENCE counts-in the
Prrxilcmy, as elsewhere.
Vjotlvr note m l!: news:
Mj I n action is runmrg FIVE
T'i ONE in favor of President
j,,;. nm's decision to shut dwn
or curtail 3.1 detense installa
tions in order to save $106 mil
lion. Tial's anol'wr straw in the
. wind md ta'i."-; that. ta:es are
I besnnin; to EIIE.
World Welcomes
New Year 1964
By United Press International
Temple bells boomed in Asia,
furniture and dishes flew from
windows in Italy, and English
men swam in an icy fountain
in London today to welcome the
now year.
In other parts of the world.
I'.WM was greeted by political
pronouncements, an increase in
taxi fares, and millions of jelly
Communist China and Nation
alist China observed a New
Year's cease-fire in their artil
lery war over the offshore is
lands of Quemoy and Matsu,
but for U.S. forces throughout
the world, it was business as
U.S. advisers in South Vict
Nam had no letup in their war
against the Communists, which
has cost the United States 126
combat dead since J961. U.S.
border patrols were out along
the Iron Curtain in Germany,
as they are every day.
It was the start of the year of
the dragon in Asia, and mil
lions of Asians prayed for pros
perity in the year to come. The
dragon is a villain in Western
folklore but Asians consider
him benevolent.
Children born in the year of
the dragon will have a strong
Fussy Cabbie
is a fussy cab driver.
He wants to be paid in cold
cash for his fares and no
shirts or pigs, thank you.
Dew Tuesday drove farmer
James Baker from Detroit to
Romulus a fare of S7.40.
Baker first offered Dew $1
and was refused.
He then offered the shirt, off
his back and was refused.
He then offered his $3 shirt,
the dollar in his pocket and S3
he would borrow if Dew would
drive him a few more blocks
and was refused.
Pace Ahead Of
l".v I'nited Press International
A sharply mounting tra.'fic
toll today added New Year's
woe to a nation already beset
by one of history's woM snow
storms in Dixie
Ice-blazed highways from the
Gulf of Mexico lo New Eng
land contributed to the loll.
Traffic deaths were running
well ahead of the last one-day
New Year's holiday toll in 1957,
the National Safety Council re
ported By T.jO am. FST Lm'.ed
character, Japanese astrologists
Italians celebrated the start of
1934 by throwing chairs, tables,
pottery, glassware, and bottles
out of their windows. The crash
of wood and glass in the streets
competed with the crackle of
Italians have been tossing old
belongings out of their houses
since pagan times. The custom
symbolizes housecleaning, get
ting rid of old worries and start
ing the new year with a clean
London police guarded the
Trafalgar Square fountain but
they could not stop the annual
contingent of bathers in the
floodlit waters. The swimmers
were hauled away, many in
soaked evening dress, while oth
ers sneaked through for the
In West Berlin, bakeries
turned out six million jelly
doughnuts, a New Year's treat
for Berlincrs on both sides of
the Iron Curtain. For New
Year's dinner, many Berliners
were having carp.
' The Riviera was jammed w ith
clumpagnc parties and Alpine
ski resorts in Italy, France,
Switzerland, Austria, and Ger
many were full to capacity.
Wants Cash
He then offered two live pigs
from his own sty and was
again turned down.
Dew, convinced he wasn't go
ing to get his S7.40, then drove
Baker all the way back to De
troit and had him arrested at
a precinct station.
Baker pleaded guilty to de
frauding a cab driver when he
appeared before Recorder's
Judge Arthur J. Koscinski. Bak
er was placed on three months
probation and ordered to pay
the J7.40 and $15 in court costs.
Baker admitted he had been
celebrating the coming new
year a little early.
Last Year
Traffic Toll Mounts
Press International counted at
least 83 persons dead in traffic
accidents since Die official start
of the holiday period at 6 p m.
local time Tuesday night.
The breakdown:
Traffic 84
Fires 13
Miscellaneous I!
Total MB
Michigan led the nation with
12 traffic deaths. Wisconsin had
9 Florida 8 and Pennsylvania 7.
Fires ad'd to the death list.
At Sprinidd, JUsv, a fath
A group of local industrialists
and civic leaders see 1964 as a
"good'' year for Klamath
County, with the lumber indus
try maintaining its present lev
el, and perliaps increasing its
capacity over 1S63.
"Only pessimism, lethargy
and apathy can keep Klamath
Falls and Klamath County from
enjoying a banner year in 1964,"
comments Klamath County
Chamber of Commerce Mana
ger George Callison.
KUmiHi Fills. Tultlaki am) Liki
viaw Partly cloudy tonight and
Thursday wirh a few brlaf ahowtrt 1e
nignr. High Thursday as to So. Low to
night ll to II. westerly winds live to
IS miles per hour.
High yesterday "
Low this morning
High year ago
Low year ago '3
Precip. past is hours
Since Jan. t
First Baby Of 1964
Born To Alversons
1 A baby boy born at 7:32 a.m.
Wednesday brought happiness
to his parents. Mr. and Mrs.
Timothy (Sharyl" Alverson, 2321
Gettle, as well as a host of gifts
from many Basin merchants.
' Born in Klamath Valley Hos
pital, the baby was the first for
the Alversons. and made them
tlie winner of tlte Herald and
News First Baby contest.
Mother and baby were not
yet available for pictures at
early press time Wednesday,
but promised to be posed for a
Thursday portrait.
As tlie first baby born in a
local hospital in tlie new year,
tlie boy, as yet unnamed, will
receive a shower of gifts.
Among thorn are a pair of baby
shoes from Gallcnkamps; a
trundle bundle sleeping bag
from Spencers: baby blanket
from the Fashion Villa; a ster
ling silver bib holder from
Rente Jewelers; a baby dress
from Bon IBazaar: a case of
baby food from Oregon 'Food
Store No. 2: a live by seven
portrait from Mollenkopf Studio;
a iPeppcrcIl baby btanket from
Currin's for Drugs: a Jack
Turk nylon quilted blanket from
Miller's baby department; case
of 24 cans of Gerber's strained
baby foods from Market Bas
ket; pair of baby shoes from
Bogalay's; two week's supply of
milk from IKlomath iB a s i n
Farms; a $3 savings account at
U.S. National Bank; a $3 g i f t
certificate each from Ganong's
Variety, Suburban Drug, Big Y
Super Market, Low Cost Super
Market; a $5 savings account at
Bank of Klamath Falls: case of
Gerber's strained baby foods
from Malin C&E Market, and a
special savings bank as well as
a $5 account at the Town and
Country branch of the U.S. Na
tional Bank.
For mother, Nybacks present
a bouquet of roses to brighten
her days in the hospital ; Merit's
Coin-O-Matics will give her a
month's free washing at a n y
one of tlie three coin-o-matic
Shooting Hours
January 2
Open Close
7:05 a.m. 4:30 p.m.
January 2
Open Close
7:04 a.m. 4:40 p.m.
er and two of his three children
died when fire swept their two
story home. Five persons were
missing in a fire at Huntsville,
Pa. Three persons were killed
I in a fire at Buffalo. N. Y.
An explosion and fire raged
through a suburban Charleston,
S C., grocery Tuesday night and
left at least five persons dead
and 14 others injured.
The National Safety Council
said in a pre-holiday estimate
that from 140 to lbo persons
would die on the nation i toads
J. B. Bishop, manager of tlw
local operations of Weyerhaeus
er Timber Company, which em
ploys more than 1.100 men and
women, sees "some improve
ment'' in the local lumber in
dustry picture over 1963 because
a two-month dispute tied up the
industry during the summer.
"It appears the economy lo
cally will rock along as it has.
We anticipate we will operate
at full capacity in Mt'4 as we
did this year," he said.
Another lumber industrialist.
Price Ten Cents 32 Pages
operations; Winema Motor Ho
tel presents dinner for two at
its Round Table Room; Klamath
Flower Shop will present her
with a beautiful flower arrange
ment, and there will be two free
passes to any of the Klamath
1 Dad wasn't forgotten either.
The list of gifts includes 20 gal
lons of gasoline from Jayhawk
Petroleum, and tliree free car
washes from the City Center
Car Wash.
' Alverson is an airman al
'Kingsley Field. He is 21 and his
wife 19.
' The staff at iKtamath Valley
Hospital kept tlie New Year's
vigil through tlie night and
were finally rewarded early this
morning. Mother ana son are
doing excellently.
Brings End
To Treaty
Archbishop IMakarios, president
of Cyprus, accused Turkey of
intervention today and called
off his country's treaty with
Turkey, Greece and Britain.
Makarios took the action after
a wave of fires, apparently set
by terrorists, swept through the
embattled suburb of Omorphita.
The moves were the latest in
the two-week-old dispute be
tween the Greek majority and
Turkish minority on this Medi
terranean island, a former Brit
ish colony.
The treaty which Makarios
abrogated holds Turkey, Greece
and Britain responsible as guar
antors of Cyprus' independence
under the agreement reached
among them in WW).
The archbishop charged that
tlie Turkish government was
interfering in the internal af
fairs of Cyprus in connection
with the current fighting
between Greek and Turkish
The clashes, in which an esti
mated 200 persons have been
killed, started when Makarios
proposed constitutional changes
that the Turks said would en
danger their minority guaran
tees. At least a half-dozen homes
have been destroyed by fire in
Omorphita, scene of some of
the heaviest fighting before a
cease-fire was called lale last
week and British troops began
patrolling the area. Several
fires burned through the nilit.
and highways in the 30-hour pe
riod from 6 p.m., local time un
til midnight tonight.
Only 70 persons would die
during a similar non-holiday pe
riod at midweek this time nf
year, tlie council said
From coast to coast, polite
bolstered New Year's Eve pa
trols. Highway patrolmen in
many states prowled tlie roads
in unmarked cars. Turnpike and
toll road authorities offered free
coffee in motorists in an at
tempt to cut down on accidents.
Larry Shaw, president of Modoc
Lumber Company, which has an
nounced plans for creation of
an industrial park along t h e
stores of Lake Ewauna, said,
"We are planning for a busy
year in 1W4. 1 think there wiil
be continued growth."
Overall. Slaw said. "From
my reading and observations,
it looks like business will be
good this next year."
Klamath Falls .Mayor Robert
Watch, in a one sentence ap
By United Press International
A massive storm center off the North Carolina
coast swaddled the new year in a thick blanket of his
tory's deepest snows in parts of Dixie today.
Cold temperature records fell in sections of the
Great Lakes.
The storm reached icy fingers from Pennsylvania
and New York southward to the Gulf of Mexico and
westward to the Mississippi River, lt was expected to
move into New England tonight.
Hazardous driving warn
ings were posted for parts
of Virginia, West Virginia
and Maryland. The U.S.
Weather Bureau warned
that freezing rain and sleet
may cause severe damage
to trees and wires in the
Heavy snow warnings were
posted for parts of Tennessee,
Kentucky, Ohio. Pennsylvania,
New York and Connecticut.
Highways were listed as im
passable from Tennessee south
through much of Alabama and
Mississippi. Roads were lined
with abandoned cars in the
area. Police reported scores of
motorists marooned.
There were gale warnings up
in the Atlantic from Eastport,
'Maine, to Savannah, Ga.,' and
flooding due to 3 foot tides was
expected in coastal lowlands
from New England lo North
The 13-inch snowfall at Meri
dian, Miss.,' was more than
three times as much as the
previous record for any 24-hour
period, set in January, 1!M8.
Three-foot snow drifts in down
town Meridian even halted pe
destrian traffic.
Huntsville, Ala., had 16 inches
of snow; Muscle Shoals, Ala.,
13 inches, and Nashville, Tenn.,
10 inches. Louisville, Ky, had 5
inches in six hours and more
falling. Louisville police re
ported hospitals jammed with
persons injured in traffic acci
dents. All highways out of Birming
ham, Ala., were closed by stale
troopers and motorists were ad
vised to use tire chains when
driving in the area. Eight
an.. Saini1i "' " if'" ir i '-"T'lrti seMiaTelir' - "vt " 1
TOO MANY TROUBLES? Biologist Karl Swltak exam
ines Notchy, the dyspeptic Dolphin, in his tank fit the
Steinhart Aquarium in San Francisco. When Notchy
started to show the same symptoms that his late playmate
Smoothy showed before his recent death, aquarium of
ficials ordered an immediate medical examination. It was
found Notchy suffered from ulcers. Immediate treatment,
the same as applied to humans, was s'erted and the
symptoms began to subside. UPI Telephoto
praisal of the prospects for 1964,
"All indications point to a
fine year."
Dr. Winston Purvine. presi
dent of Oregon Technical Insti
tute, which trains skdled work
ers for many industries, sees
evidences i.r an "unproclaimed
He said:
"I'm in a pretty optimistic
mood, (or tlie state as a whole
and for our area.
"This tone of optimism is
inches of snow blanketed the
Heavy snow warnings were
posted from northern Alabama
lo New England with more than
4 inches expected by nightfall.
Heavy rain drenched most of
Georgia and parts of South Car
olina during the night.
A belt of sleet and freezing
rain spread ice on highways
from the southern Appalachians
through the North Carolina
Piedmont and moved toward
New Jersey. Hazardous driving
warnings were posted through
out the sncw and sleet area.
Gale warnings were displayed
from Savannah, Ga., to Ports-
mouth, N.H., and coastal tides
were exiected to run 2 feet
above normal.
The biggest snowstorm of the
century dumped nearly 4 inches
of snow at New Orleans, La.,
Tuesday and driving was cx-
Ircmely dangerous. The Huey
P. Long and Greater JVew Or
leans Bridges over tlie Missis
sippi River were closed for a
time and ice formed on numer
ous smaller bridges and over
passes. Excited adults and children
joined in making snowmen and
having snowball fights.
Fire Engine
Won't Float
Silver Lake's volunteer fire
men were thawing out tlieir
new $15,000 fire engine Tues
day. While the firemen were
pumping water for a public
skating rink the engine broke
through the ice and fell into
tlie lake.
based on the evidences of an un
proclaimed boom nationally.
The services such as housing
construction and manufacturing
to serve our war baby popula
tion arc expanding as this seg
ment of the nation approaches
college and marriageable age.
This is the basis for this opti
mism." Chamber manager Callison
said tlie future of the Klamath
area de()ends on its citizens'
"An area develops in direct
Telephone TU 4-8111 No. 7668
Kills 5 In
Bulldozers and a crane were
put to work today clearing
away rubble from a fireworks
explosion that shattered a gro
cery, killing five persons and
injuring 14 others.
Officials feared a sixth body
may be found in the debris.
Four of the victims were Nc-
LBJ Signs
$4.4 Billion
Works Bill
gression3l leaders, still weary
from their battle over foreign
aid, breathed easier today villi
President Johnson's signing of
lite $4.4 billion public works bill.
Johnson, who had considered
vetoing the "pork barrel"
works measure, reluctantly
signed il Tuesday but an
nounced he would ignore a pro
vision requiring congressional
approval for transfers of Pana
ma Canal property. i
The President had no quarrel
with the bill's projects or tlie
money involved, but he said the
Panama provision was an en
croachment on the authority of
the executive branch and was
His decision to go ahead and
sign the measure anyway
brought a sigh of relief from
congressional leaders who were
not looking forward to another
early contest between Johnson
and Congress.
Johnson conferred with both
House and Senate leaders about
his decision on the works bill
and il was apparent that he fol
lowed their advice in not killing
the legislation by a veto.
However, in announcing that
he would not abide by the con
tested provision on Panama Ca
nal property, he probably was
acting on his own.
That in itself may set the
stage for some kind of hassle
with Congress, but not of the
intensity or magnitude of the
battle he would have been cer
tain to set off by vetoing the
Ghana Students Invited'
To Leave By Khrushchev
MOSCOW lUPli Premier
Nikita S. Khrushchev offered to
day to give unruly Ghana stu
dents exit visas to leave the
country if they do not like their
treatment here.
Toasting the new ly-cmergent
African nations at a gala New
Year's Kremlin parly, Khrush
chev referred lo the African
demonstration in Red Square
Dec. 18 protesting alleged mis
treatment in the Soviet Union
and the sudden death of Ghana
student Edmond Asare-Addo.
Another sensation at the re
ception was the rcapiearame
of deposed Soviet Premier Ni
kolai Rulgamn, who has not
been seen in public inre
Hulganin chatted with Khrush
chev and Mrs. Khrushchev for
nearly an hour, while Mrs. Bui.
ganin talked with Soviet Presi
dent Ionid Brezhnev.
Referring to the Africans'
Red Square protest, Khruihchev
proportion to its citizens' de
sire for progress and their will
ingness to work, and if neces
sary, sacrifice, for it. I sincere
ly believe the next 12 months
will see a continued resurgence
of optimistic and positive think
ing and planning that respon
sible citizens will work together
toward realization of our almost
limitless potential.
"Only pessimism, lethargy
and apathy can keep Klamath
Falls and Klamath County from
enjoying a banner year in 1964."
Mild temperatures with quit cloudy
skies and recurring periods of brill
showers nest five days.
gro teen-agers. They were iden
tified as Julius Gaillard, 17;
Robert McCoy. 16, Johnny
Brown. 15, and Nathaniel Swin
ton, all of Charleston Heights.
Tlio fifth victim was identi
fied as Aaron Herman Fine, 40,
of Savannah, Ga., a friend of
the store owner, Herbert Liv
ingston. Livingston was among those
injured in tlie blast. None of the
injured was believed to be
seriously hurt.
The violence of tlie explosion
caved in the roof of the grocery
and trapped the victims inside.
"We heard people screaming in
there, said a fireman who ex
plained that flames made res
cue attempts impossible.
Fire officials said it was be
lieved the explosion occurred in
a truck loaded with fireworks
parked beside the grocery, lo
cated in the iNorth Charleston
area near the Charleston Navy
bane. .
Mine: fircworks'''Sveiiy' stored
In the grocery, a distributing
point for the small explosives.
Certain fireworks may be sold '
legally in South Carolina and
traditionally are exploded to
welcome the New Year.
790 Million
United Slates is starting the
new year with a population of
l!K).G!j,O00. an increase of 2.
KH.OOO during limit.
Tlie estimate by the Census
Bureau shows that two major
population developments in the
past year were tho increasing
number of women and higher
percentage of nonwhites.
There now arc 100 women for
every 90.6 men in tlie United
Slates, compared to loo for
every H7.1 males in April I960,
date of the late census.
The percentage of nonwhites
in the U.S. population is higlv
est since the turn of the cen
tury. In lain the nonwhite pop
ulation increased B per cent
compared to 5 per cent for the
criticized the foreign press for
exaggerating the incident.
Won't Permit Demonstrations
He said sternly, "If they 'the
students i want to sland on their
heads and shako their legs in
the air at home, they may do
so if their government allows.
But we will not permit it."
Khrushchev disclosed that
when the students approached
Red Square on their march
from the Ghana Embassy, he
himself gave permission for
Ihem to march across.
He added, "We sliowed great
calm and it won't happen
"They are liere on stipends
and arc well treated. But if
they don't like It they can have
their passports and we will give
Ihem a good sendoff."
Khrushchev vigorously denied
the possibility of racial discrim
ination in the Soviet Union,