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1959 SUPERIOR SAULT STE. MARIES CLEVELAND DDsS72 M V p T STh. MARIE O Q U — WELLAND CANAL- CANADA IS DEEPENING THE CHANNELS TO 27 FEET. THE SEVEN EXISTING LIFT LOCKS ARE 800X80X30 DEER w- ■ B E i THREE RIVERS] QUEBEC. P MONTREV! •SARNIA LAKE TCL 4K TORONTO, HAMILTON b CORNWALL? IR0QUQJ5 MASSENA o£densburg ape vincent SWEG0 -CANADA ' ITED STATES! V T. ►ERIE 7C0NNEAUT- • ASHTABULA CLEVELAND II juffalo RQChester YORK ALBAN N p e v v 4. V NEW YORKj V ) N.H. MASS. CONN, ka SCALE OF MILES ,j 50 100 150 200 250 VTO BURNT CREEK 400 MILES FROM SEVEN ISLANDS GREAT LAKES UTH TO SAULT STE MARIE 394 JLT STE. MARIE TO DETROIT 332 ROIT TO WELLAND CANAL 244 LLAND CANAL 28 MLLAND CANAL TO TIBBETTS POINT 159 SAINT LAWRENCE RIVER BETTS POINT TO OGDENSBURG 68 )ENSBURG TO ST REGIS 46 REGIS TO MONTREAL 68 NTREAL TO QUEBEC 160 BEC TO STRAIT OF BELLE ISLE (ATLANTIC OCEAN ) 843 MAP OF GREAT LAKES -SAINT LAWRENCE SEAWAY PROJECTS ISSUED BY SAINT LAWRENCE SEAWAY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION LEWIS G. CASTLE Administrator M. W. OETTERSHAGEN Deputy Administrator Construction of the Seaway Project, Lake Erie to Montreal, is being performed as indicated above by The Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation of the United States and The St. Lawrence Seaway Authority of Canada „ „ „,„„ STE MARIE HURON MICHIGAN LAKE ST CLAIR ERIE EL572 INTERNATIONAL RAPIDS X WELL1ND CANAL " Vi ONTARIO EL 246 GREAT LAKES SEA _EVEL— SEAWAY PROFILE iLAWRENCE RIVER . . EL 20.0 SOULANGES LACHINE INLAND SEAS JUNE-JULY-AUGUST 1959 Rear Admiral Forrest B. Royal The " FORREST ROYAL " is named for a distinguished Naval Officer, the late Rear Admiral Forrest Betto n Royal, United States Navy. Admiral Royal was born in New York City on February 10, 1893. He was appointed to the United States Naval Academy in 1911 and graduated in June 1915. During his naval career, Admiral Royal carried out all the duties that fall to a line officer of the Navy. He served on battleships, cruisers, and destroyers, including service afloat during World War I. He had numerous tours of duty ashore including tours in the Office of Naval Operations and the Bureau of Ordnance. He also completed a post graduate course of study in ordnance and attended the Naval War College. Just prior to World War II, he was a member of the Naval Mission to Brazil. At the beginning of the late war. Admiral Royal, then a Captain, was in command of the USS MILWAUKEE. He was appointed a Rear Admiral in March 1944 and ordered to the Pacific as Group Commander of Amphibious Forces. For his exceptionally meritorious services in this capacity in the assault operations against the enemy, the Japanese held islands of Leyte and Luzon in the Philippines, he was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal. He was awarded a Gold Star in Lieu of a second Distinguished Service Medal for his exceptionally meritorious services in the amphibious operations against the Japanese in the Central and Southern Philippines, the Sulu Archipeligo and Borneo. In addition to the Distinguished Service Medal, Admiral Royal wore the Following awards: The Victory Medal with Atlantic Fleet Clasp for WWI. American Defense Service Medal Asiatic -Pacific Area Campaign Medal and a Brazilian decoration. Admiral Royal died in the Asiatic Area on June 18, 1945. HISTORY OF THE USS FORREST ROYAL (DD872) The USS FORREST ROYAL a destroyer of the GEARING class, with a displacement of 2250 tons, was the largest of her type to be built by the Bethlehem Steel Corporation, Staten Island, New York. Her Keel was laid on June 8, 1945, she was launched on January 17, 1946 and commissioned on June 29, 194G. After being fitted out she departed New York on 15 August 1946 for her shakedown cruise at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. She operated in this area until 18 March 1947. She departed New York 21 April 1947 for Pensacola, Florida, where she operated for almost all the next three years as escort and plane guard ship for aircraft carriers. During these three years she departed Pensacola for several short periods. She visited various Carib- bean and Gulf Coast ports including Havana, Cuba, Mobile, Alabama, Corpus Christi, Texas, Key West, Florida, Galveston, Texas, Panama City, Florida and Beaumont Texas. On 23 March 1950, the ROYAL concluded her duty at Pensacola and proceeded to Portsmouth, Virginia, for overhaul which ended on 16 August. Like so many of her sister ships, the ROYAL saw action during the Korean police action. She reported for duty in the Far East on 28 October 1950. Her missions ranged from minesweeping operations at Chinnampo and shore bombardment, (firing some 7500 rounds of main battery ammunition), on the East Coast of Korea to the epic evac- uation of UN troops from Hungnan in December 1950. She returned to Newport in July 1951 after having been deployed eight months. For the next three years she conducted routine operations including cruises to Northern Europe, the Mediterranean and U.S. ports. In 1955 she made a 40,000 mile cruise around the world. On 14 September 1956 the ROYAL was deployed to the SIXTH Fleet, almost 7 months and about 4S000 miles later she returned to Newport, during the cruise she crossed the equator four times and operated as a unit of both the SIXTH Fleet and the Middle East Force. On 11 July 195S she departed Newport for the Mediterranean area during the " Lebanon crisis. " After making stops at Annapolis, Norfolk, Morehead City , N.C., San Juan, Gibraltar and Naples she arrived in Beirut, Lebanon on the 20th of August. A few days later the crisis in Formosa commenced. She departed Beirut in company with the carrier Essex on 26 August, Destination Formosa. The ROYAL arrived in Subic Bay on 12 September. After a short period of operations in the Formosa Straits she left for Newport. She arrived home on 19 November 1958, making the trip around the Cape, stopping for short stays at Singapore, Columbo, Capetown, Rio De Janeiro. During the winter of 1958 and the spring of 1959 the ROYAL operated as part of the ready ASW Task Force in the Atlantic. THE CAPTAIN OF THE USS FORREST ROYAL (DD-872) Commander John J. Creamer, U. S. Navy, Naval Academy, Class of 1944, was appointed midshipman for the Fourth Naval District, Massachusetts and received his commission in June 1943. An experienced destroyer officer, Commander Creamer was first ordered to the USS HOEL (DD553) which saw action with the Pacific Fleet. On 25 October 1944 he be- came eligible for the Purple Heart when the HOEL was sunk by gunfire while making a daylight torpedo attack during the 2nd battle of the Philippines. In July 1945, after re- turning to the States, he put the USS PARKS (DD8S4) in commission at Orange, Texas. The PARKS operated with Task Force 77 in China and Japan until October 1946. From January 1947 to November 1949 Commander Creamer served with the USS POWER (DD-S39) which served in the Atlantic and Mediterranean area. After serving the NROTC unit at Rensselear Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York he attended the Naval Post Graduate School at Monterey, California where he studied Aerological Engineering. A tour of duty with the USS MIDWAY (CVA-41) took him across the Arctic Circle during Operation Mainbrace in 1952. In August 1954 Commander Creamer was assigned to the Naval Air Station Quonset Point, Rhode Island where he served as Aerological Officer. More destroyer duty followed in 1956 when he reported aboard the USS BRISTOL (DD-857) and assumed the duties of Executive Officer. Commander Creamer married the former Gloria G. Atkinson of San Francisco on 27 May 1947. They now reside in Newport and are the parents of two daughters, Cathy and Carol. 4 t MMMr Executive Officer LCDR. A. C. Bessette xm m LCDR Alfred C. Bessette was graduated from the Naval Academy in June 1944. His fi rst tours of duty were aboard LSM ' s as Executive and then Command- ing Officer. His next tour was aboard the John W. WEEKS (DD-701) where he was first lieutenant and Gunnery Officer. This was followed by a tour of duty as instructor in the NROTC section of Cornell University. He returned to sea duty as navigator aboard the Icebreaker USS ATKA. From the ATKA he returned to the Naval Academy to serve as In- structor in the Marine Engineering Department. He reported aboard the ROYAL in June 1957. He now has orders to report to the Naval Attache in the Dominican Republic for a tour of duty. ) i " 2 ._ LT. T. H. Sherman Jr, will relieve LCDR Bessette as Executive Officer. DEPARTMENT HEADS LT. R. J. Atkinson Gunnery Officer LTJG A. E. Edmonds Operations Officer LTJG. D. K. Bartholemew Engineering Officer ENS. J. H. Onan SC Supply Officer LTJG Hal Higgins 1st Lieutenant LTJG Jack Myers Communications Officer LTJG Dave Nabors CIC Officer LTJG Bob Abrams Electronic Material Officer 1 ENS. B. L. Sample Anti -Submarine Officer ENS. Dick Sturr Damage Control Assistant ENS. W. C. Wheaton 1st Division Officer ENS. George Suda 2nd Division Officer ENS. Jim Chambers Main Propulsion Assistant OFFICERS Five Inch GM ' s Durbin GM2 Torpedomen Thompkins TM3 U N N E RY ill it (1 A Fire Controlmen Conway FTC Sonarmen Wills SQ2 rhree Inch GMs Rogers CMC Ll4 ' Electronic Techs Titus ET2 (above) Quartermasters McGough QM2 (below) JfffU Radarmen Shultz RD2 7 r ► iff 7 Signalmen Crouch SMI (above) Yeomen Julius YN3 (below) OPERATIONS in Shipfitteis Boilermen 1 1 SUPPLY m nil DEPARTMENT 12 " OPERATION INLAND SEAS " The " INLAND SEAS CRUISE " was made possible in 1954 with the signing of the Wiley-Dondero Act establishing the St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation. This bill was an agreement between the United States and Canada for the construction of the necessary locks and channels to enable deep draft ship to transit all five of the Great Lakes. Construction was started in late 1954. The task ahead was fantastic. Now called the worlds greatest engineering feat, it involved excavating millions of tons of dirt and rocks, removing whole islands, relocation of towns, constructing new channels and locks. After spending nearly one billion dollars the St. Lawrence Seaway was unofficially opened to deep draft traffic in early 1959. The FORREST ROYAL was one of the ships selected for participation in the formal opening of the seaway by the President and Queen Elizabeth II. The presence of Cana- dian, British and U. S. Warships in the inland waters of the Seaway and the Great Lakes was a historic event made possible by a special arrangement worked out between the U. S. and Canadian Governments. The arrangement, limited to this operation, waived the conditions of the Rush-Bagot Agreement of 1817. The ROYAL considered it an honor to participate in this great event. The opening of the St. Lawrence Seaway to large ocean going vessels introduced the navy ships to an entirely new coast line on the vast inland seas. The Great Lakes cover an area of some 95,000 square miles with a coast line of 8300 miles. On 2 June 1959 the ROYAL got underway from Newport to pick up midshipmen at Annapolis and then proceed to the " INLAND SEAS, " to show thousands of people the very best of the Navy. The cruise was both a training cruise for several hunderd midshipmen and a cruise to give the people of the midwest a first-hand look at the Navy. For years the friendly people had been sending their sons to the Navy but until this cruise the Navy had never sailed to the midwest to let the Fathers and Mothers see the kind of lives their sons lead in the Navy. What was the trip like to the ROYAL? Let ' s take a look. The crowd standing along the lock on the Seaway Canal watched the small battle grey warship heading toward them, and moved closer for a better look. They waved, cheered, took pictures. As we moved steadily up the St. Lawrence Seaway, through channels and canals and lock after lock, sometimes with just inches to spare, finally emerging into the open waters of the Great Lakes, the crowds gave the same reception all along the route. Cars lined up along the banks. Girls waved, people chatted with us, sometimes giving us coffee during the long nights. Sleep was sporadic, sea detail was set for long hours but everyone kept their good humor and high spirits. It was a cruise for all hands to remember for years to come, tough and exciting. 1 i UNDERWAY NEWPORT TO ANNAPOLIS Underway, shift colors, destination GREAT LAKES. The unlucky ships left behind Pier 1 Newport. Clear of the pier, all ahead two-thirds. Open seas, smooth sailing, so all ahead full. Arrival Annapolis, waiting to load the Midship- men. Liberty for the Privileged few. 1 1 ANNAPOLIS - ST. LAWRENCE RIVER I: jk- m K Captain Creamer welcomes Midshipmen aboard. Quarters for getting underway. Underway, commence training, first phase-- highline. Heave around, look sharp, here comes- COMDESRON 10, arriving. Weapons demonstration, depth charges ex- ploding. 15 ST. LAWRENCE RIVER - MONTREAL W.iiting to refuel ! Passing the beautiful city of Quebec. fa ■»•- is s v% Waiting? Foggy River. Foreign shipping heading up River. [6 Toronto LAKE ONUtIO CANADA SiUll DAM ■ u( utcmoui OOlilll!! ' . " S IV ■ ' ■Ofl dc l» Vo " Lturcnt. The ROYAL ties up at the first lock wall, waiting for downbound traffic to clear. The real beginning of the " INLAND SEAS " cruise was the ROYAL ' S arrival at the first locks above Montreal. In order for the ROYAL to transit the five Great Lakes she had to " climb " the Seaway by a series of 16 huge locks. These locks were the steps of the Seaway stairway, raising her anywhere from 2 to 50 feet each time for a total raise to 602 feet above sea level. The locks of the Seaway were quite different sailing than the ROYAL was used to. Differing from the Panama Canal in that the ship had to be maneuvered into each lock under power, however, as usual the ROYAL came through with laurels. We arrived in MONTREAL ready and eager to tackle the first two locks, St. Lambert and St. Catherine, there was liberty waiting on the other side. Here we learned the first requirement necessary for sailing the " INLAND SEAS, " PATIENCE. We dropped anchor and waited for our call to enter the first lock. Three days later it came and we were underway to become LOCKM ASTERS. Entering the first lock, a new phase in the ROYALS history. 1 Inside the lock, lines over, waiti ng for our first " raise, " 1!! ♦ t THE REVIEW y y After completing the transit of the first two locks, the ROYAL anchored in Lake St. Louis for the greatest event of the cruise --review by President Eisenhower and Her Majesty the Queen of England. Many days of planning and practice had prepared her for this day. A group of about 15 ships, 8 American and 7 Canadian, lined up to take the review. They were the best of the fleets, smart, shipshape and ready. With all ships at full dress and manning the rails we awaited the arrival of HMY BRITANNIA. To the thunderous roll of a 15 ship 21-gun salute she arrived. We of the ROYAL will long remember the Yacht passing close aboard to port as the ROYAL ' S ere sounded off with HIP -HIP -HOORAY, HIP -HIP -HOORAY , HIP -HIP -HOORAY. AS J 1 " QUEEN ' S REVIEW HMY Britannia President Eisenhower, Her Majesty the Queen, Prince Phillip Her Majesty ' s escorting DE The Pavilion built for the dedication of the Seaway, on " " " HII1II3I, U]]] X H —————— After the review, the ROYAL got underway for the first city of the four to be visited, DETROIT, MICH. But first there were thirteen locks to transit. She cleared the Upper and Lower Beauharnois, Iroquois, Snell and Eisen- hower in the new section of the Seaway. The ROYAL passed through the scenic Thousand Island section of New York where it appeared she was travelling in a residential area rather than an International ship channel. We were within feet of houses and backyards. After clearing the Thousand Island area we crossed Lake Ontario and anchored with other Navy and Merchant ships off Port Weller waiting for a radio call to go through the Welland Canal, which bypasses the Niagara Falls. i Sfc» WELCftND CANAL jaf-iL After anchoring, we impatiently awaited our call to enter the Welland Canal, the last hurdle before liberty. Approximately four days later we received it. The ROYAL entered the Canal with great enthusiasm and spirit. Fourteen hours and eight locks later they were slightly dampened. It was still a great experience for the ROYAL and the hundreds of people who watched the first warships transit the canal. 22 flip WELLAND CANAL v 4 First Aid Promotes Good Will By JIM MVHERS News-Tribune Staff Writer ABOARD THE USS FOR- REST ROYAL— The navy has won a bit of international good will. At least one Canadian six yeai old girl is thankful the ship was at the right place at the right time. The girl suffered a deep gash in her left knee while she was watching the Royal tie up at the entrance to the Welland canal She had fallen against tile tail- light of a parked car. She was taken aboard the Royal on orders of Cmdr. John J. Creamer, and given first aid. Treating her was Arthur (Doc) Hagopian, chief pharma- cists mate. He bandaged the two inch long cut, which went as deep as the bone, and put a splint on her leg to prevent fur- ther injury. The girl then was taken to a hospital for surgical treatment. The sequel to the above story is shown in pictures. Two months later, on the downward trip through the Welland Canal, the ROYAL was very surprised when the parents of the little girl greeted us with a gift of two baskets of peaches for the crew. It was a most thoughtful gesture that required long hours of waiting at the lock, due to the ship ' s uncertain schedule. The kindness of this act will be long remembered and the peaches were enjoyed by all. J 4 Le L A U The city that put the world on wheels is an exciting place to visit. Fifth largest city in the U. S., oldest continuous settlement in the Midwest. This was the ROYAL ' S first liberty port and where we started our job of showing the Navy to the people. However, the people had different plans--to show the Navy the Midwest. Vs ' e had our first taste of the wonderful hospitality ex- tended throughout the cruise. A day ' s schedule would read like this: tours to all points of interest, free ball games, free movies, dances, beer parties, cocktail parties and an abundance of girls for the single sailors. In spite of these obstacles we managed to accomplish the job and thousands of visitors boarded the ROYAL for their first look at the Navy. We were well prepared but the initial surge was quite a shock, a line over a block long just waiting to board. v ' e quickly folded our pamphlets and thoroughly enjoyed the job of " big time host. " Detroit in sight. Waterfront view. 25 ' I The city . I- ■ ' Rl fs. I ' i i I and the people. M Helmsman, lee helmsman and wee helmsman. TOURS One of the more enjoyable and most interesting parts of the " Inland Seas Cruise " was the free tours of the cities visited. Detroit was tops in this. RIGHT: Ford Motor Co. tour. Part of the collection of over 165 early automobiles in the Henry Ford Museum. The oldest was built in 1865. RIGHT: City tour. Cranbrook, a world famous combination of beautifully landscaped park and out standing museum. BELOW: Some of the crew who enjoyed the tours. The floral clock in the background is world famous It is composed of about 7000 plants embedded in soil. Photos " Courtesy of Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn ■ Mi ' J THE EVENING TELEGRAM Seventieth Year of Publication Upper Wisconsin ' s Great Home Newspaper SUPERIOR, WISCONSIN, SATURDAY, JULY 11, 1959 PRICE FIVE CENTS AT LAKEHEAD DOCK — The Navy destroyers USS Charles Roan and the USS Forrest Royal are docked at the Lakehead Pipe Line facilities off East Second Street. They arrived Sat- urday morning amid cheers of thousands of people, sounding WELCOMES THE NAVY horns and water sprays to mark the opening of four-day cele- bration in Superior. The two vessels will be open for inspec- tion bv the public while docked here. (Evening Telegram Photos ' by John Ward) City Launches Seaway Fete Superior civic leaders and throngs of loyal Superiorites flocked early Saturday morning ;o The Lakehead Pipe Line Co. jock in East End to extend a royal welcome to the crews ot rwo Navy destroyers, the USS T. H. Roan and Forrest Royal, and get Superior ' s four-day Sea- vvay celebration underway. The welcome party boarded ' the Roan outside the harbor 1 and the traditional water spray welcome was accorded from two tugs as the vessels approached the East End dock in stately manner befitting the naval fleet. Crowds cheered as the ships moved up to the dock, bands played and jet planes roared over the scene as the vessels tied up. Thousands Jam Harbor Lines for Historic Visit ■ ■ ■ r to the Lakehead Pipe Line dock Saturday morn ine along with the CSS Forrest Royai Seaway Fete Program SUPERIOR SATURDAY 1-7:30 p.m.- -Put 2 p.m .— Water parade by Superior boa; owners and t ' S. Air Force jet flyover, arranged bj the Superior ' - and Veterans ol Foreign Wars 3:30 p n -U.S Nav; Blue Angels jet forjnati ' S ■ over Barker ' s Island ■ f m to midnight — Seaway square dance and demonstra- tions at Superior State College gym. arranged by Clyde Neat, 9 p.m. to midnight — Seaway street dance on 13th Street between Tower and Banks Avenues, arranged by the Superior Exchange Club SUNDAY nspection ol de- 25 p.m. — Water show, water ski show and skin diving ar- ranged by Superior Spor! ' - I 9-30 Fireworks - ,-rr r, oil Barker ' s ■ ■■ . ■ ■ i .. • ; MONDAY SENATOR ALEXANDER MUM 1M 1 7.30 pm — P ' jbl.L- inspect:on of destl • • 4 f t — Dedication of flae pole a ' Barkers Island b ' s. Air Force flyover, arranged bv S pe- nor Optimist Club. 6 p.m— Baseball game. USS Forrest Royal team against Butler Park team at Superior Municipal Stadium, Softball dcubleheader. L ' SS Royal against Superior and L ' SS Roan against Superior Co-ops at Wade Bowl ar- ranged by Joseph Lesczynski. city recreation dire 6:30 p.m. — City wide civic dinner with Senator Wiley as main speaker, arranged by the Superior Association TUESDAY 17:30 p.m —Public inspection of destroyers 9 pm 1 a. m —Superior Seaway Celebration dame. SU ' Stale College gym. arranged bj the Supei Charnhf- Bite J . ' !! i-.t r-i F ' L ABOVE: Great Northern Ore Docks (world ' s largest), Superior, Wisconsin. ABOVE RIGHT: Ore boats, Fraser Nelson Shipbuilding Dry Dock Company. Superior WISCONSIN WHERE SPRING SPENDS THE SUMMER. The ROYAL and ROAN in Superior. in From Detroit, the ROYAL transited the St. Clair River, the Soo Lock and Lake Superior to the twin cities of DULUTH and SUPERIOR. Thousands turned out for our early morning arrival. Fire hoses shot huge arcs of spray over the canal as we moved through. Our greeting surpassed that of any city visited. Immediately after tying up, we opened the ship to visitors. The ROYAL can look back with pride, knowing that thousands of interested and interesting people crossed her decks while in Superior, leaving the ship with a good impression of the Navy. The people of Superior made a lasting impression on the ROYAL with their friendly " happy to have you here " attitude. An abundance of events were planned for everyone; parties, dances, ball games and tours. We were honored to have many distinguished visitors aboard. Upon our departure we logged Superior as the city we would like to I Senator Wiley, Captain Creamer and Mayor Hagen. Buffet on the fantail. 31 Royal Nine Dumped by Butler Park Scoring eight runs in the sec- ond inning, the Butler Park nine coasted to a 10-2 win over the U.S. Royal nine in an exhibition contest Monday night at Supe- rior Municipal Stadium. Pete Stroozas and F. Kucera set down the Royal on just four hits. They fanned 12 batters. The winners collected seven hits from the combined slants of three Royal hurlers. Abrams, Wheaton and Jones. Pete Stroo- zas also led the Butler Park nine at the plate with two for three. The Navy nine, which nadn ' t played for two months, came up with some sparkling defen- sive plays. The losers uncorked five double plays. An estimated ion spectators saw the game. HITLER PARK O.S.S. MIGHTY " SWING— Larry Lavely, I ' SS Roy l second baseman, takes a healthy cut at the ball against the Butler Park nine ot the Vacationland League in an exhibition game as a part of Superior ' s Seaway celebration. Butler Park ' s catcher is Gus Stroozas. Butler Park won the game by a 10-2 count at Munic- ipal Stadium. (Evening Telegram Photo) Anderson Kucera B. Gunderson Oesterreich G. Stroozas 3 Day 2 P. Stroozas 3 J. Gunderson 2 Plasch 1 Androsky 1 Freeland 1 1 LaStaitl 1 1 Todd 1 1 Mouvard 2 1 Bates 1 Lavely 1 1 Thaxton 1 2 Stratton 2 Bosser Abrams Wheaton Jones ROYAL 3b r Totals 2:1 10 7 totals The Superior Co-op nine post- ed a hard-earned 9-6 win over the USS Royal nine while the Grain Inspectors walloped the USS Roan nine, 21-8. Monday night in Seaway Celebration ex hibition games Monday night at Wade Bowl. Co-op rallied for four runs in the fifth inning with Jack Stark ' s two-run homer pacing the at- tack. Perkins was the big gun for the losers with two for two. He also scored two runs. Stark and Johnson held the losers to five safeties. u.s.s. ROYAL Bennett Zimmerman Perkins Federle Carroll Barlow Simmons Stuxr Sasso Bostic Polardis Totals Stranfco Sertic 2 Gidley stark 1 Carragan 1 Orlandt 1 Smith Donley Johnson 1 3 1 I 2 2 1 1 2 2 1 1 1 22 6 5. Totals The ROYAL ' S baseball and Softball team issued challenges in each city. While the teams lacked the primary requirement, practice time, they still earned a healthy respect from some of the best teams in the Midwest. DEPARTURE 32 p ?hltk -v DESDIV 101 Sault St. Marie Lock, 16 July 1959. Historic picture of four destroyers being locked through together. After transiting the Sault St. Marie lock, DESDIV 101 detoured under the Mackinac bridge into Lake Michigan, becoming the first division of destroyers to operate in all five great lakes. The ROYAL added another page to her history. 33 FINAL EDITION PORT HURON TIMES HERALD SIXTEEN PAGES TODAY PORT HURON. MICHIGAN, FRIDAY, JUIY 17, 1959 PRICE TEN CEN CITY WELCOMES NAVY VISITOR Entertainment Program Planned For Fleet Units [01 the men oi the destroyers Forres) Charles n Roan when the w,ir ships visit here today through Monday In fact a 90-pound beet barbecue picnu u pari ol Ihe big i clcbra Top m their nil,, ial visit to City officials today The destroyers pari ol ' lie fleet cruising the Greai Blue Water Festival Opens Military Events This Week End From " iH-n house »n visiting C s -. j dcstroyi ff to the Jl tack demonstration b) National Guards from t " .it rae-es to parades and carnivals. dotted with a true international flavor the Blue Water Festival curiam hits today for the 10 day water and land program The opening highlight in the calendar 15 the visit by two I S destroyers at the new port site on Military street today through Monday This will he the ' Mtlilari Week End " On Sunday. Company B, 2nd Battle group. 12rJlh InlLintry. Michigan National Guards Will conduct a field demonstration of an attack by a reinforced rifle platoon on a fortified position al Beltline Bridge. World of Pleasure Carnival in the Memorial Stadium wilt in. and special displays tn 1 S u Force U S Navy, C S Army. U S Marine and Mn higan Na- tional Guards. Vondav through July 26 Climax of the events is llie In- ternalional Day Pai .. day Trie participation by various Canadian units will assure an u temational color, along wit marching bands precision dri team 1 : majorettes and hate twulers Irom Port Huron and wide area of Southeastern Micll gan and Ontario MiS ' Nancv Stem national! ' See FESTI AL. Page 2, Col. I ' Politico I ' Move Announces Castro Will ' Resign ' Ha ana (AP - Fid Castro is resigning as premier today, the newspaper of his 26lh of July Movement announced His action appeared based on a ■!■ si ■■ lo ieek an expression ol confidence from his government and ihe Cuban people in ihe face ol 1 nil. ism Irom holh inside and outside Cuba , ■ I Aprr ..ri.1V 3 the of the St Lawrence- Seaway, are Ml lo he herthed al th ' - Munuip,-il Csn sirls will attend the , 1. „ u .lit. hi iii which some 60 men They will lie open In the public have hem invited Saturday and Sunda) Members of Porl Huron chap . 1.. Division oi the bet No i r and ■ ■ 1 Pari Grcaiei Port Huron Marysville chapter Pi ■ ■ Blu. Slai Moth Chambei ol Commerce will b rs ol America, will serve re- host to ihe plcnii and bcai h party freshments Mondi igh r.e Park The event u mfmui hut ihe in, 90-pound bee! will be the ' V has requested that shorts and midshipman 1 Will be See WELCOME, Page S. Cot. 3 Schedule Of Events For Sailors On Royal, Roan H hi p m M.dshipmen dance • 700 am— Noun. Fishing party, boarding boat at 1119 Water street iusi west of Tenth streel bridge. 3 30 pm Parly at Blue Water Spoilsman s association 1 lubhi iuse 7 00 p.m. USS Royal team plays soflball game with City team 7 00 pm. Square dance jamboree Pine Grove Park SI NDA1 7 00 am— Noon, Fishing party, boarding boal at 1119 ator street 9 00 a m, Protestant and Catholic church services 200 p.m . USS Roan team play Softball with City team. 3 00 pm. Coffee hour and co-ed splash party for mid- shipmen at -i M 7 30 pm, Sailboat races on St Clair river swimming at YMCA MONDAY 4 00 p m . Picnic and beach party al Lighthouse Park iBIue Star Mothers will serve); Blue Water Festival events open lo sailors, swimming at Ml A There will h free lime loi the men of Ihe Royal and Roan o visit lilt downtown area duriii„ ihiii slay, 10 addition t0 the scheduled event, " Ihe rm-n will be able to attend Ihe Desmond and Family theaieis with- out than:.- and also will have full guest privilege ' at , Iki temple stnei tear l egion I- ft Black River Country club and Port Huron Golf club). State Attorney Questions Two Features Of Sewer Plan The State ' s attorney General • office h..s taken issue on two 1 counts with the Cily of Porl Huron S application for S38S0O0 ' special as-essmetil hnnris for the Fourteenth Fifieenlh street 1 ■ " This newspaper has learned ime Minister has in the lasi few hours taken Ihi resign his post thai ■ ■ of national ioma mi It is known aKn thai without thai public opinion will he Robert F. Krenke Cll) Clerk 1 i« information Thurs day Irom Edward B Mikrut D 1 recto 1 ol ihe Municipal Fin ance Commission staff and ap proved Mr Krcnke said Then i ' i warded lo lh ni v General ' s office for anothei review he s.nd It was at this lime the i in ' in ■■. leneral iaised ihe two :... 10 ' ■. ' iiti publication notii es ol the Eirsl hi arint ' and I hi having lo (in u ith some ol the bi ■ni. 11 ■ ■■ ol 25 I " 1 - int ol ' !■ ' ■■ ■ ■ equalized he ed Mr Kit ike ! id that he ally ved h) this hirh Fidel 1 . .1 ■ ■ ' ■ mi p lalei ioii.iv se lo ' astro said the evolutionai " leader 5 action ap- leared lo be a political maneuver nmed at provoking renewed sup- prepare .1 statement 1 lai if) mtj ihe iwo issuei and present it obabl) in pei von to the Municipal Finance Confirms The first poinl h.,- hcen rats ,i h. [ore and 1 lai .1 cd om 1 01 twice he explained the tecond point is believed 1. both Mr Krenkc ind City At tome) Lloyd V Marlelie, to be FORECAST [Weather Map on face Two) Port Huron Irea Mi showers and ihunderstorrr Souther); wwd6 ft 13 mile . ol fin TO The high S.,t„r.l..v AS DESTROYERS TIED UP AT SEAWAY TERMINAL SITE A FISHERMAN, right, forgets to ke p his eve on his line as he watches the destroyer I ' SS Forres I Royal move in alone side Ihe I SS I hark- H already berthed at Ihe City ' s Seaway Terminal site The ships had no difficulty in berthing here this morning The hows of the vessels face north The Royal is abreast of th Roan which means visitors will move from across Ihe Roan lo the Roval The ships docked at about 9 a.m. Visiting hours are from 2:311 to ' 30 p ni today and 1 to 7 30 p m Saturday Sunday and Monday tni charier provision relative to special assessments The consltuction of the pro posed Fourteenth - Filteenlh storm sewer has been criticized as not necessary by rih ur W Mann representing the Taxpay ers Protective association. The group also objected lo the method of assessment The sewer is Ihe second of 10 drains planned by the City, ell Creek storm sewer wa. the firsl to he completed Man Dies In Fire Incident Cut In Jump Through Window Miii.m ' . Woodman, 43. of 1040 t street died todav iron Hospital, and a rjl iceman and fireman were rested fur intui ■ ie,i when they !S Ihev snf- Ned lo slop mped through NAVY OFFICERS PAY FORMAL VISIT TO CITY OFFICIALS Corner William L .lovvctt said ' a pos! mortem would be eon dueled In determine the cause e,of death I Patrolman Herbert Collins.] I ' il7 Lapeer avenue, was treat -j e.i for sprains Of both ankles I 1 : r, . and led wrist :...,■ i, . Mcl Icllan 1425 Sincleenth street was treated foi a 11 his left hand at Hie ( olinlv-t iiv building Citj in mtcr, on -s, oners Marshall R McMui in charge Ol the Port Huron Naval Reserve Welcome to the officers and the men .il ihei 1 Destroyer: Arrive,- Pub Invited Abo ' Royol And Roa At Seaway Whi For 4-Day Stay Bv BOB .STRATTT The t ' SS Forrest ihe USS Charles ... berthed at the Seaway I silp at fl a m today after mile cruise from Duluth ing a brief ride under tl of Mackinac bridge Lake Michigan. Residents will be ] to visit the 391 foot stroyers from 2 30 pn On Saturday, Sundi Monday the public will milted to tour the 1 t p m to 7 30 p m Mayor Robert 1. City Manager CaJvi and Richard D Riley, i trative Assistant Manager accompanied Commander D L Abb cer in charge of the P Naval Reserve Training and G H Momsi cruiter of the are; aboard this morning to ly gTeet the captains visiting ships, Commant Connell of the Roan bi mander J. J Creamer RoyaL Later Commanders and Connell retur in the County-City Buihj. Alter Iheir Port Hur the ships will travel on The Roan is berthed ihe Seaway Terminal s Royal is alongside th e ships eyperience ' [ ■ in Ueing up at li had been prepare d ick faciliti There are about 240 officers, six first clas men and 43 third class get leave time during I four-day s Entertainment has b ned for Ihe men v here including dances, and beach parties. iing when John .1 ( renin, r Captain nnell captain of the Roan, paid an official visit to net Gerald E Mugan, far left, City Manager Calvin M ,ynd Norman M fiaffnej Lt. C omn.annVr II 1, Ahliott. Training Center, and Mayor Robert L. Patterson, extended r command (Times Herald Staff Photo) di he offic gamialions will facilities available The Destroyers USS Sherman and I B Roberts accompat Royal and the Roan t Lakes trom Duluth. The Sherman slot Bay City and the Alpena afler the ships to Lake Huron from I " under Ihe Mackinac Lake Michigan These four ships Lake Mic the disl n 01 hips of the Ta visiting in all five of 1 Both the Roan and ' | have twin turbin velop 60.000 horsepovj ing it possible for tbef travel at speeds in • 30 knots (34.5 miles Their beams are aboi The Roval is namei of Rear Admiral Forr See SHIPS, Page 2 Tax Decision Delayed Again Where To Find It- f BI I F W VTF.R D1S TRICT NEWS Nh FEA- II RES on PAGES 7. R. 3. By The Stafl • ;hl n hour Inn H.IRS flulli nil ,-rs were called lo Ihi ! ■ ■ h. ■ 1 harles Fmcher a ' int m the ground floor apart ,1 found Woodman lying on 1 porch roof about 14 feet ! l ni 1 . al 13. 1 r.e, haps 1 hursda; ALSO IN TH, TIMES I work on taxes HERALD TODAY: here was plenty ANN L . rn rs 6 . . , , CLASSIFIED 13 14 15 The rescue of an 11-year-old wlfl waters where lake Huron Ivet recalls t pathetic mystery of On Monday Di 1 lei by Stale i ruopi 1 Stanley 1. hoy this week fiOWl into SI years ago pulled frorl Dann ' ' " id was beciH [I f " The ship is now open for visiting by the public ' was the daily routine in every city. 5,000 VISIT SHIPS City And Navy Having A Ball The " red carpet " treatment was given some 3,000 residents who visited the USS Charles H. Roan, and the 2,000 who visited the USS Forrest Royal Friday, the first day ot a four-day stay here of the two Navy destroyers. Meanwhile Port Huron extended the same " red car- pet " treatment to Navy personnel at cocktails and dinner dance tor officers in Hotel Harrington Friday evening and a midshipmen ' s dance in the YMCA The " red carpet " became somewhat frayed at the enlisted men ' s dance when too few girls showed up at the American Legion for the occasion. But Stanley Stenek, City Recreation Director, said today that the enlisted men ' s dance was finally a success when sufficient girls were found for the men — many of them f inding their own. Today ' s activities include a fishing party from 7 a.m. to noon, a party at the Blue Water Sportsman ' s association clubhouse at 3:30 p.m., a Softball Same between men of the Royal and a City team at 7 p.m. ant) a square dance jamboree in Pine Grove park at the sam time. PORT HURON was the third city visited by the ROYAL. During the four days spent in Port Huron approximately 10,000 visitors boarded the ROYAL. Meanwhile, the crew visited the city- -they discovered the same wonderful hospitality they had at other cities. Fishing, dancing, beer parties and swimming were enjoyed by all. 7 7 gbvebuut .! htm£ -r- " ' The girls left behind. TlJ. ' A penny for your thoughts? 38 H E A D I N G «t» H O M E Cleveland completed our Inland Seas schedule. We stowed our displays, packed the few pamphlets left and headed across Lake Erie to wait our turn at the Welland Canal, the bottleneck on our upward trip. It had not changed. Again we waited four days for " The Guard Gate " to call. We finally entered Lock S for the downhill jaunt. Due to the erratic schedule of the ROYAL and the planned leave schedule for the Midshipmen, they were flown out by an air lift from Port Colbourne. We ' ve enjoyed having you aboard. Goodbye and good luck. 3 rX W-l?. f aJ ■ J ' 5 - A time for work and VIEWS A time for rest The fantail yodler, a midnight seranade. i _ a V Liberty, so close and yet so far. Bluejacket ' s Manual? H p 0Jf H lb . «U So tired. Well, it wasn ' t this way in the Panama. Heave Ho, Heave Ho. Good conduct medals?????? A • r J ' H 235 WORKERS AND ► 7° ■r ' I ,$ ll I I +6 IN RETROSPECT As the ROYAL cleared the last lock our feelings were mixed. With a lot of hard work and a job well done behind us we were happy to be heading home but at the same time a little sad to be leaving a good time and a lot of wonderful people. We had entered the upbound traffic strangers to the ways of the fresh water sailors, to the locks and crowded channels, the ROYAL had adapted herself quickly though. Now after 32 locks and about 4000 miles of Inland Seas sailing we were com- pletely qualified for the Order of the Great Lakers and Lockmasters. Order of the Oreat lakers and loehmasters • • • • Be it known to oil in the realm of the Salt Water Navy and various Shellbacks ond Pollywoas ihnt S V USN is eminently qualified as GREAT LAKER EMERITUS by virtue of his vast experience as a fresh water mariner gained on the Five Great Inland Seas, USA, upon which he has journeyed aboard uss during his tour to the Fourth Seacoait ' and St. Lawrence Seaway 24 June 30 July, 1959. By Authority of Commander, Task Force 47, Commanding r Abutin, Herminio C. TN Adams, Marvin E. SA Adams, William J. Jr. SN Alegre, Pedro S. TN Argetsinger, P. P. EM2 Atkinson, James H. FN Aubert, Charles E. GM3 Aquino, Jesse J. EMFN Bachman, Charles R. SN Baker, Jollie P. BT3 Ball. Douglas P. FTU3 Ball, Thomas A. CS2 Balsome, Joseph R. FN Barlow, Richard G. RD3 Barton, Richard S. RD3 Bassett, Albert J. SN Baumer, Robert G. YNC Beattie, Raymond W. SA Beauchemin, R. F. SN Bennett, Grant Jr. SD1 Berube, William J. SN Billington, James A. BM3 Bizub, Andrew J. FN Blanchard, Earl L. SN Blumer, James A. ETN3 Boardman, Paul J. Jr. SN Bombace, Louis P. EN2 Bond, David L. SN Bonfrancesco, E. Jr. MM 3 Borgen, Robert M. RMSN Bostic, T. R. Jr. TN Bouloubasis, John W. FN Bowen, William D. SH3 Brandt, Larry W. BT3 Brown, Paul W. SA Brown, Warren A. FTASA Brown, Zermriah Jr. SH3 Burza, Peter S. BM1 Calafrancisco, R. A. SA Campbell, Wilfred F. RM 3 Carey, Michael F. SKI Carolan, Peter SN Carr, Williard R. SN Carrington, JohnW. SN Carroll, C. T. Ill FA Carter, Leo E. BT3 Catcher, Charles W. ETC Cattini, E. S. SA Chaplin, William M. FTE3 Cieciuia, J. S. MM1 Cody, Paul S. SA Coggins, Charlie Jr. SD2 Colacicco, Joseph MMC Collins, Clayton B. FA Conaty, Gary L. SOG3 Connors, Joseph V. FTMSN Conway, George J. FTC Crouch, Jack K. SMI Curinga, A. E. Jr. SN Curtis, Hollis A. Jr. SN Daviau, Francis A. SN Davis, R. E. SN Davis, Sherman E. Jr. FN Davison, Daniel J. BT3 Dawson, Jimmie K. GM2 Deluca, Patrick A. SN Dempsey, Edward J. EM3 Doherty, John F. FN Dotzenrod, C. F. FN Durbin, George L. GM2 Elliott, Harry J. SN Empey, Raymond F. J. FN Enox, Kenneth P. FT1 Ericson, Andrew J. BM1 Estey, Douglas A. MM3 Fedele, A. J. BT2 Ferguson, James D. SFP2 Fernandez, A. M. DK3 Fisher, John A. FN Fitz, Henry M. Jr. IC3 Forsythe, Lewis C. SHI Fountain, William L. SA Frietag, Roger G. RMSN Gaffney, Sherman P. SOSN Gagnon, D.S. BT3 Gaitan, G. G. TM2 Gambacorta, W. F. SN Gantz, William R. MM1 Givens, Richard A. FA Glover, John A. FA Gray, William F. FA Grimm, Elmer L. FN Gurdineer, Warren S. QM3 Hagopian, Arthur M. HMC Hall, James S. MMFN Harris, Isaiah Jr. EN3 Hart, Frederick L. FN Hattings, Joseph W. EM3 Hayes, Ernest W. SN Helms, Elmore E. FA Henning l Edgai D. SN Herrington, David D. YNT3 Hill, Kenneth H. SN Hinchliffe, Allen G. SN House, Carlton, D. SN Houtz, M. B. SA Howard, Lonnie G. PN3 Icard, Johnny R. EMFN Diry, Amil M. CSC Iversen, Ralph D. SN Jackson, Lewis MMC Jasinski, Edward P. CS2 Jenkins, Laurence G. FTMSN Johansen, Carl A. FTMSN Johnson, Joseph SN Julius, Robert A. YN3 Kaugher, Jackie L. FA Keith, William A. QM3 Kenjesky, James P. FTASN Knapp, Louis C. SN Koch, Robert C. SOG3 Landers, W. L. TM3 Lawyer, Daniel G. FA Leblanc, Walter J. SF1 Lile, David G. MM2 Loebs, Dennis SA Londitch, Michael EMI Lopezgarcia, Antonio MMFN Lowery, Jasper CS3 Lusco, Julian M. ICFN Magararu, Rodolfo M. TN Manchester, E. H. BT1 Manion, Larry J. SN Marano, Augustine C. RDC Martin, Richard M. FT2 Martin, Robert D. QMSN Marshall, Samuel W. EMFN Mathes, H. M. EM2 Mathews, James M. BTFN McAndrew, John SN McCracken, P. B. MM3 McCullough, C. T. BT1 McGann, Thomas F. FN McGough, Floyd 0. QM2 Mcllwraith, Hugh R. SN McLaughlin, Edward FN McNiel, Reece ET2 Mekeel, Jack RD3 Mettey, Dennis B. BTFN Micklos, James GM2 Miller, Paul A. BM2 Mills, Donald H. IC2 Moczulski, Robert QMSA Moore, Donald L. MMFN Moran, Charles E. SN Morris Alfred T. SN Morris, William K. SA Morton, Fred J. SA Murphy, Lavon MM2 Murray, Clarence L. GM1 Neilson, Robert T. SN Nellis, Albert A. ETSSN Nineline, R. A. BM3 Noyes, Donald R. BM2 O ' Donnell, Thomas P. SN Painter, Elmer M. PNA3 Palardis, Donald R. FN Parker, Otis SA Patterson Gerald A. SA Pecon, Hugh C. SK3 Phillips, F. G. MM3 Philpot, Kenneth MMFN Placek, F. J. Jr. SN Prudish, George J. SA Radke, Edward C. SOGSR Ramos, Hilario TN Randolph, John E. FA Rein, Bruce R. SM3 Reuther, Frederick MMFN Revell, Pervis L. SN Rhodes, Glen R. FA Richards, Harvey V. BT2 Richardson, Earl L. SH3 Richardson, Rodney BTFN Riel, George P. IC3 Rogers, Alton P. CMC Rooney, Michael R. MM3 Rosen, Ronald J. SA Russell, James W. FT2 Rutherford, W. O. SN Sandbakken, H. V. MM3 Sanford, Robert T. FTMSN Sapp, Cleveland B. SK3 Sargent, Gale R. MMFN Sasso, Frederick J. SA Satmary, Ernest Jr. SN Schaefer, T. G. MMFN Schmitt, Joseph C. Schmitter, Gustav H. FN Schultz, David E. RD2 Self, Harce G. BM3 Sgueglia, Anthony M. SN Shryock, Clarence R. RMC Siler, Richard J. FA Simmons. Roy D. F.N Singer, Arthur E. FN Skivers, Edward L. MM1 Small, Michael R. SA Smith, Billy W. SN Smith, Darrell RD2 Smith, Harold T. SH3 Snively, R. L. SFMFN Spalti. Marvin W. EMFN Stairs, Ronald W. CS3 Stewart, Eugene BTC Stineback, Duane A. SA Stonecipher, D. C. MR3 Strobel, Harry, Jr. SN Svain, F. J. GMSN Swan, Jeffrey J. RMSN Swanson, Earl A. BTFN Swyers, George M. BT1 Szalay, John A. ICFN Tamaren, Michael D. RD2 Taylor, Bruce E. SFP2 Thompkins, M. Jr. TM3 Tiffany, Frank A. Jr. BT2 Titus, Gary W. ETR3 Turner, Thomas G. FN Wade, Henry J. QM3 Walsh, Michael G. MM2 Watcheski, E. P. Jr. RDSN Waters, H. F. Jr. SN Webster, Donald W. SN Weeks, John R. SA Weis, Willard J. Jr. SA Whitacre, Edward M. FN Whiteman, Jerald D. SOG2 Whiteman. Ronald J. BTFN Widger, Kenneth R. MM2 Williams, Theodore SD3 Wills, Jared B. SOG2 Winfield, L. P. SN Woodbury, Robert D. SN Woodson, William H. FA Wotton, Donald A. GM3 Woxland, Richard J. RM3 Yecko, James DC2 Yellott, W. L. Jr. SA York, James H. RD3 Zhorne, R. D. 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