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Biddeford Journal (Newspaper) - November 18, 1967, Biddeford, Maine Weather SNOW FLURRIES Report on Page Our Numbers News Dept. 282459$ Business 283-3624 VOL. 83, NO. 270 Dally Since 1M4 NOVEMBER 18, 1967 Associated Press Wire Service 12 PAGES PRICE TEN CENTS Fierce Battle Hill Fighting Breaks Out West Of Dak To LAST NIGHT'S Biddeford High School rally came to a flaming high point when this built on the school was ignited by Roger starting BHS A replica of the Bangor ram adorned the top of the pile and had been hungrily consumed by the flames when this shot was The dummy seems to be urging the flames upward and onward to match the victorious hopes of the Biddeford squad which today faces the undefeated Bangor Rams in SAIGON - Heavy new hill fighting broke out today nine miles west of Dak To in South Vietnam's embattled central highlands where American forces drove North Vietnamese troops from two strategic peaks A battalion of the U.S. 1st Airmobile Cavalry Division reported fierce fighting with North Vietnamese troops on the flank of a mountain only a few miles from the border of Details were lacking as the fighting raged late in the Division officials could report only that there was heavy AP Correspondent John reported from the battle sector that South Vietnamese paratroopers and rangers were locked in heavy fighting nine miles northeast of Dak The now fighting came as U.S. artillerymen repelled a mass Vict Cong charge on their positions in the Mekong The U.S. Command announced four new plane losses over North Vietnam and the viet Cong declared three totaling 13 for upcoming The truces would be three days at three at New Year's and seven for the Vietnamese new in late January and early In the central South Vietnamese troops said they believed they had killed the executive officer of the 24th1 North Vietnamese one of five Communist regiments believed operating in the The action followed a rocket and mortar barrage night on a U.S. 4th Infantry vision artillery support base only five miles west of strategic Romney Will Announce Today DETROIT - Standing on almost the exact spot where he launched his political career less than six years Gov. George Romney today makes the long awaited announcement whether he will seek the 1968 Republican presidential Few doubt he will seek the Coming nine months before the GOP an announcement to run would make the 60-year-old governor the first major figure in either party to publicly declare as an Some 600 party leaders and mainly from were invited to a breakfast and news conference at the Veterans Memorial Building in downtown Detroit as a successful auto executive and prime mover in Michigan constitutional Romney had announced for the governorship in 1962. ' The breakfast was set at 10 a.m. with the news carried live only by local television following at 11 a.m. for the Party reaction to the Romney announcement was certain to be Two recent Associated Press surveys showed former Vice President Richard M. Nixon preferred by GOP state chair national and delegates and alternates to the 1964 convention that nomi Barry An October survey of the chairmen and committeemen showed Nixon preferred by 46 per with 26 per cent favor ing 14 liking New York Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller and 7 for California Gov. Ronald A survey of delegates and al on Page At Seminar Quelling Riots Discussed By Officials - A unique experiment designed to encourage understanding and cooperation among state and local law enforcement forces in quelling big city riots was held this week in the secluded town of The week-long riot control seminar was sponsored by the New England State Police Administrators Conference Today's Chuckle An optimist is a fisherman who takes a camera with him when he goes WRR Gen. LOW COST ESSO HIGH QUALITY LANDRY'S OIL Range & Fuel Oils 284-8029 at the Rhode Island State Police Training Fifty state police and National Guard officers from the six New England states and local police and fire officials from and Connecticut lived and learned in the barracks - like Peter the State Police and Capt. William Owen of the Mass. State Police coordinated the seminar program which was financed by the Federal Office of. Law Enforcement It marked the first such summit meeting state police and National Guard staff officers and local police and fire officials in the northeast for a discussion of each force's particular role and problems in putting down riots in the Capt. O'Connell views the participation of local police and fire representatives an important facet of the panel DUCHESS DOVER FOOTWEAR Park N. H. Employment good liberal fringe steady clean working FANCY STITCHERS INTERNATIONAL TOE LASTERS KAMBORIAN SIDE LASTERS UNITED HEEL SEAT LASTERS CROWNER OPERATOR ODD SHOE BOY Contact Mr. after 6 P.M. Biddeford 284-5843 films and extensive rifle range practice with all the latest weapons and in night firing were the backbone of the five day * * * A highlight was an all - day presentation by New State Police and National Guard officers on all aspects of the riots that hit some of that state's cities last Maj. Eugene of the state police and Col. William Sharp of the National Guard represented New Michigan State Police officers were also on hand to outline their experiences during the Detroit A roundtable discussion on the particular aspects of disturbances in Hartford and New and other northeastern cities was also Possible reasons behind the outbreaks were outlined to the officers by Col. Adrian H. Jones from the Center of Social on Page Fighters Zoom Over Cyprus Cyprus - Turkish fighter planes zoomed low over the peninsula in northeast Cyprus violating Cyprus air and then flew a Cyprus Turkey has been reported dissatisfied with developments on the island 40 miles of Turkey since a battle Wednesday between Greek and Turkish U.N. e n e r a 1 U Thant reported that during the Turkey warned the United Nations to stop tle or else the crisis would bevond the borders of the is Thant reported the warning to the Security Council Friday night and appealed to all concerned to help restore calm between Greek and Turkish Cyp riots and avoid any of such senseless and deplorable Tn official sources said the Turkish Parliament gave the government authority Friday to send troops anywhere abroad in case of On Page Poirier Seeks Re-Election As Pol ice Commissioner GARAGE WANTED FOR VOLKSWAGEN Vicinity 246 North Saco 282-1045 Portland 1-773-4047 934-2678 POIRIER Norman R. Poirier of 254 Hill today announced that he will seek re-election as a member of the Board of Police Commissioners and will run on the Leo R. Lemire A member of the Board for the past six Poirier has served as chairman for the years 1964 and 1967. He lias been instrumental in increasing Ihe personnel of the department adding a third police establishing a new pay scale for and being a for mer police officer has a working knowledge of the needs and functions of the de He is now employed as a salesman by the Ed Delorge of is married to the former Margue rite Paquette and they are the parents of three David 8, Michael 6, and Rachel Poirier attended St. Louis served with the U.S. Navy aboard the Aircraft Carrier Oriskany during the Korean is a communicant of St. Andre's Parish and a member of the American Le WANTED Licensed Hairdresser For Information Call Yolande's Beauty Silhouette 284-5564 WE WILL BE OPEN FOR BUSINESS monday & tuesday nov. 20th & nov. 21st 9 a. m. till 9 p. m. Warehouse Food Outlets cost We will be closed Thursday At this time we would like to thank all of our customers for their tronage and hope every one has a nice Thanksgiving SACO MOTEL Rte. 1 Nine 1 rm. efficiency private Kitchenettes rented by Maid service and 284-0952 Hill 1338, captured Friday by American after two days of bloody No casualties were reported in the 30-round mortar U.S. headquarters in updating casualty figures in the Dak To fighting that began Nov. 3, said 7fi4 North Vietnamese troops had been killed in the 15 days through midnight U.S. casualties were put at 13(i dead and wounded for the same In headquarters American infantrymen have taken 12 prisoners and captured 158 individual weapons and 51 Other heavy fighting was reported far to the south in the Mekong American artillerymen ered their howitzers to ground level and blasted point blank 200 to 300 guerrillas who stormed across a canal within 25 yards of the U.S. and knocked out one 105mm | First reports listed 102 Viet Cong killed but only five bodies found on the battlefield | after the Vict Cong listing 78 probably a field officer after the American watching by said they saw and groups of enemy soldiers U.S. dropped the flares to pinpoint Vict Cong charges in the early morning | rest of the bodies seen have been dragged a U.S. World's Week United States Is Winning War By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The administration went to great lengths this week to convince as many people as possible slowly but the United States is winning the war in The facts of war seemed to support the as President Johnson noted in a televised news there still are plenty of In a Friday news conference which had all the trappings of a preview of campaign Johnson are pleased with the results we are in Vietnam and he noted that Gen. William C. Westmoreland expects no increase in the military troop level now authorized at 525,000. The in a generally more informal session with reporters in the East accepted responsible dissent on but emphasized the difference between what he called storm trooper tactics of as when demonstrators against the war block streets and shout down public He stressed that the United States will not quit Vietnam without an honorable regardless of domestic keep our he people are going to support the men who are The men are going to bring us an honorable The news conference capped a week in which the President consulted with Ellsworth his ambassador in and other top officials involved in the Southeast Asian in an unusual number of public appearances during the said that the United States and its allies were making in the returning to Washington Wednesday just a few days behind have never been more encouraged in my four years in while administration officials pressed their public optimism about the new intelligent reports estimated that North Vietnamese and Vict Cong troop strength was down over a nearly three year from 285,000 to 242,000. The drop was explained partly as a result of new and partly a combination of increased enemy casualties and decreased enemy troop American troops won a major victory over North Vietnamese driving them from two strategic heights below Dak on Hill 1338. The conquest wiped out the prospect that the Reds would emplace rockets or long range weapons on the crest of the hill to shell allied installations in the Central Highlands battle now in its third In another first in the U.S. raided the Bach Mai airfield at a strip which had previously been exempt allied Hanoi Sends Moscow A Polite Rebuff An AP News Analysis By WILLIAM L. RYAN AP Special Correspondent A carefully polite North Vietnamese rebuff to Moscow this week hints that Hanoi is uncomfortably in the middle of a Chinese struggle for The development could moan relatively it could mean a good as some Americans persist in the Soviet political leadership is actively interested in creating a climate for negotiations in it could indicate that fear of Peking plays an important role in In connection with the celebration of the Bolshevik Revolution's 50th the Supreme Soviet decreed the award of the Soviet Union's highest the Order of on Ho Chi The decree said the award was in aong other of President Ho's contributions to unity and solidarity of the socialist camji and the international Communist The Russians said the award our conviction the parties and the people of our two countries will continue consolidating and developing our cooperation in the - struggle against as well as in peaceful creative The decree itself described Ho as a fighter for socialism and If Ho accepted the award on those it could be considered tantamount to an endorsement of Soviet leadership of international communism and of the Soviet contention that unity of the world Communist camp in these a matter requiring urgent Hanoi quickly announced that Ho sent a reply to the Soviet party's central telling of his on learning of the but adding that in the circumstances of the Vietnam mind would not be at rest should I accept now the particularly great this said the thanking you with all my may I ask you to postpone the presentation of that infinitely high and noble award until the day our people have driven off the U.S. imperialist aggressors and completely liberated our on behalf of all my I shall receive with honor and joy the order bearing the name of the great florid prose softened a reply which otherwise could be considered a sharp Hanoi is not in a position to affront whence comes the bulk of North Vietnam's economic and military But Ho's big Red is looking on and likely would be irked should he accept an award from those Peking currently calls renegades and Peking could view an award extended in the name of as support for Moscow of the notion that international communism must take steps to end the splintering process in the movement provided by Red China's Savon Shoes Has Opening For Manager Of Discount Shoe Store Must Be Qualified to Handle Entire Operation Excellent Insurance and Paid Vacation Call 985-4461 RACINE'S PORK PIES 25c Individual 9" Pie Leave Your Order At Your Grocer's Or Dial 284-6785 RACINE'S BAKERY 14 Taylor Biddeford RECOGNITION DAY ceremonies were held yesterday at the Webber Hospital nurses at which time 95 girls who served last summer and the winter of 1966-67 as Candy Stripers were Shown with Mrs. Thomas chairman of junior are 10 girls who earned their caps for serving 159 or more hours each hi one These busy misses left to Linda Boucher and Judith same Katherine Diane Jane Ann Penise Marcia Estelle Trottier and Joy Story qu Page 3,
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