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Biddeford Journal (Newspaper) - September 5, 1962, Biddeford, Maine Weather CLOUDY Complete Report On Page 2 Our Numbers Newt Dept. AT 2.1535 Business Depts. AT 3-3625 VOL. 78, NO. 208 York County's LOCALnews Daily Since 1884 BIDDEFORD-SACO, MAINE, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 1962 Associated Press Wire 8ervtce 12 PAGES � PRICE SEVEN CENTS Legality Of Pay For City Officials Doubted NEW TEACHERS introduced yesterday by Supt. Raymond Ken-neally of School Union 4 at a Biddeford teachers orientation session in Biddeford High school cafeteria included instructors for BMdeford, Dayton and A Democratic nominee to the Maine Legislature from Biddeford today claimed that it is "reasonably probable" that the city's mayor and City council members have been drawing salary sums illegally this year because of alleged failures to comply with special election directives. Robert C. Cartier of 6 Bradbury street, who was one of two Democrats nominated to represent the city in the State Legislature, said that "certain oversights and irregularities have affected the legality of the special election" held December 18 regarding a measure to increase the salary of the mayor of Biddeford from $1,500 to $3,000 and to provide for a salary of $240 annually for City council members. Neither the mayor nor Binette were immediately available for comment on Cartier's tions this morning. Cartier claimed that the Maine held not later than December 11. 1961." "If the special election was not held on or before that date, the sufficiency of any subsequent election can be seriously doubted." the representative-elect, declared; "In reality, the special election in which the act was submitted to the voters of Biddeford for their mandate was not held until December 18, 1961. This is an obvious repudiation of the uncnm- "Shall the compensation of the well as any disbursements in I'm ruayor be increased, as provided [future....... in an act passed by the 100th! Concerning the handling of the Legislature'' [special election directives by city "Shall the compensation of the;�ff\cials' Car.tier said "If a court councilmen be increased, as pro- of.law were to uPhol,d this alleged vided in an act passed bv the1T!?T3"3^.1T"1 and.. fal.lure to 100th Legislature?" follow Legislative directives as Cartier said "in reality, a single question was printed on the affecting the validity and legal sufficiency of the results of that to increasing both the mayor's promising Legislative directive \and tne, councilmen s salaries The requiring such election to be held voters had no opportunity, flaunt-on or before the 11th of Decern- inS the Legislative intent, of con-ber 1961." sidering each of the increases Wording Incorrect separately." Cartier also charged that the} Cartier said he intends to sub-wording of the act was placed in-j"lit to the 101st Legislature an correctly on the special election [emergency bill rectifying the ballot incorporating a reference special election, then the mayor and present councilmen of the city of Biddeford may find themselves in the rather unpleasant position of being forced to return to the city treasury $1,500 and $240 respectively. Embarrasing Spectacle "Such an action could conceivably be instituted by a tax- ballot when it was considered by matter and providing legal sane- Pavei.f complaint alleging that the voters. The ballot should have tions for monev already paid out the city of Biddeford through its contained two questions, Cartierlof the city treasury under the [agent, the city treasurer, has paid allega- said, namely alleged authority of the act, as I (Continued on Page Two) act. Leg- Arundel as Passed DV 100tn cTemcntary "schools "and faculty' '^atii.re and returned to the voters members for BHS. In the upper! �r B.Ktoeford for their approval photo arc the grade school group, �r rejection, specifically provider, including left to right, front row, that a special election "J, the city Virginia Robert, Eleanor Hntrh.! regarding the measure shall be libs, Eleanor Murray, Mary Che-| nard, Betty Jacks, Anne Dumas' ami Doris Paine; back row, Robert Anderson, Dianna Abbott, Jo-iscphinc Hartford, Marjorie Allen,! 'John W. Narsiff, Evelyn Chad-: vton, Marcel Faucher and Brycej jRoberts. Lower photo, high school| [additions including, front row.j left to right, Christine Richards, Prin. Paul Stebbins, and Rose-anne Perrault; back row, Joseph; A. Carrier, Oilman Seaver, Brcn-j dan Crosby and Roger Pain-<-' ud. BMdeford public schools officially open today. Public School Figures Up Traffic Deaths Mount Warner Candidate For School Board Joseph "Fred" Warner, Hills Beach, today announced his can-i didacy for nomination to the, Board of Education on the Arthur Lesieur ticket in the December Biddeford Democratic primary. An unsuccessful candidate for mayor in the 1960 primary, War-: ner is returning to politics in seeking the nomination to the School board. Lesieur announced last week that he will seek the mayoralty nod in the primary. A professor at St. Francis College for 12 years, the 37-year-old Warner is a graduate of St. Francis college High school, St. Anselm college, Manchester, N. H., with a bachelor of arts degree and of Calvin Coolidge college Boston, with a master's degree. Warner is a veteran of World War II, serving for three years with the U. S. Army Air Force. He is president of the Hills Beach i (Continued on Page Two) Berlin Wall Is Crossed . BERLIN (AP)-Two young East Germans drove an eight-ton truck through two barbed wire fences early today, climbed a third fence and swam a border canal to safety in West Berlin. East German border guards fired their automatic rifles several times, but no one was hurt. Police said the successful refu- Four twsnns wpi-p shakpn unices were men between 22 and rour persons weie shaken up 25 T, came through tne soutn. in a two-car collision at the inter- ern suburb 0f Seehof, in Commu-section of Water and Main streets mist territory, and got across the Teltow Canal. They reached safety just behind McNair Barracks, one of the biggest American installations in Berlin. West Berlin police reported that an East German border policeman also got across. He came in civilian clothes and his route was not disclosed. Jeeploads of U. S. troops manned crossing points through the Berlin wall in the American sector to make sure that the Soviets used other crossings for the guards they send daily to the Two Cars Damaged In Crash Biddeford, this morning Injured in the accident were Mrs. Katherine Aganostis, 29 Stor-er street, Saco; Mrs. Leon Tsom-ides, 12 Storer street, Saco; Mrs. ! Mary Paraskevas, 230 Main street jSaco, and Alfred Dube, 54, of 81 Water street, Biddeford. According to the police report, a taxi driven by Eugene Caouette, 9 Clifford street, Biddeford, was coming up Main street and making a left turn into Water street when contact was made with a car driven by Leon Danserau, Main street, Biddeford Teacher Bible Seeing iRead Double BUXTON - Mrs. Walter John-CHICAGO (AP) - Traffic acci-1SOn was seeing double today when dents over the long Labor Day she opened her first _ grade class weekend killed 50 persons, a record for the holiday and far ahead of the normal number of highway fatalities for a similar non-holiday period. Is In Schools PORTLAND (AP) - Readings from the Bible were continued as in the path today as schools reopened in many Maine com-in this - rural township on the munities. banks of the Saco River. She Authorities in Portland, Lewis-faced seven sets of twins. [ton, Auburn, Biddeford, Saco, and Mrs. Johnson has taught singleiother communities all said scrip-sets of twins twice put she viewed tures readings were carried out the prospective of seven sets with I as usual this morning in accord- The final count for the 78-hour ^pgst^xpeSce has indicated, (three-day) holiday period showed that 501 persons lost their lives in motor vehicle accidents reported from 6 p.m. (local time) last Friday to midnight Monday. The previous record high of 461 was recorded in the 1951 Labor Day weekend. Last year's Labor Day traffic toll was 386. The National Safety Council said the average number of traffic deaths for a late summer 78-hour non-holiday weekend is 330. An Associated Press survey last month for a 78-hour non-holiday weekend period showed 256 deaths on the highways. In addition to traffic deaths, there were 23 fatalities in boating accidents, 57 drownings and 97 deaths in miscellaneous types of accidents, for an over-all total of 678. This also was a record, exceeding the previous total of 658, also set in 1951. Mrs. Johnson said, "the best method for twins is what is important for all children - consideration as individuals." But she added that twins sometimes can produce a greater challenge for a teacher because of the tendency to bicker with each other, or collectively in each other's defense. The children are: Joan and Jane Howe, daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Howe; Denise and Dennis La Rose, children of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph La Rose; Holly and Heather Wickens, daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Derrill Wickens; Van and Victor Lang, sons of Mr. and Mrs. Durward Lang; Walter and Charles Tibbetts, sons of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Tibbetts; Dana and David Shay, sons of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Shay, and Sharon and Karen Tracy, daughters of Mrs. Barbara Tracy. Public school enrollment in Biddeford-Saco reached an all-time high with 3,341 students reporting for classes in the' two cities today. Biddeford High school showed a sharp jump in enrollment from 470 to 572 students. Raymond Kenneally, superintendent of public schools in Biddeford, announced an initial enrollment of 1,709 pupils in the Biddeford school system. Kenneally said that 572 students registered at Biddeford High school today compared to an enrollment of 470 last June when school closed. The breakdown of classes at the high school included one post graduate student, 79 seniors, 148 juniors, 161 sophomores and 185 frnshirrn. There were 513 students en- ance with Maine law. There were no reports of abstinence from rolled ai the Junior high school, such readings. |broken down as follows: 156 in The state law calls for scrip- the eighth grade; 151 seventh ture readings, with special em phasis on the Lord's Prayer, the Ten Commandments, the Sermon on the Mount, the Psalms of David and the Proverbs of Solomon. grade students; 119 sixth grade students, and 87 fifth grade students. Other enrollment figures were 346 students at the Emery It adds that there shall be no school; 149 at the Washington denominational or sectarian com- street school; 76 at the Went-ment or teaching, and that stu-|worth street school, and 53 at dents shall give respectful atten-[the Bradbury street school, tion but shall be free in their A preliminary enrollment of own forms of worship, 1,632 was reported in the Saco Some question had arisen this year as a result of the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision that a New York State school prayer was unconstitutional. However Maine authorities had indicated in advance that they did not feel the decision applied to their state law, and had announced that they were advising local school administrators to continue the scripture: readings. Integration Moves Peacefully in Public school system this morning by Dr. Frank Lawler. superintendent. Enrollment this morning was 1,557 with 75 sub primary pupils scheduled to 'report this afternoon. The enrollment breakdown by schools included 584 at the C K. Burns school; 197 in Young school, Division A; 227 in Young school, Division B; 117 at the Sweetser school; 180 at Bony-thon school; 124 at Locke school and 128 students at the Jordan school. Joseph "Fred" Warner The three Saco women were Soviet War Memorial in the Brit- (Continued on Page Two) Murder Case Agencies Link ish sector The Russians knuckled under Tuesday night to Allied demands that they use a British sector crossing to shorten the guards' (Continued on Page Seven) BOSTON (AP) - Medical examiner Dr. Richard Ford called a meeting today of top investigators and medical experts at Harvard's Department of Legal Medicine to probe the mysterious strangling of six Greater Boston women this summer. Meanwhile, Massachusetts Atty. Gen. Edward J. McCormack Jr. announced the facilities of state agencies will be made available rected all state agencies and various local law enforcement officials to work with and through Commissioner McNamara to provide the most effective use of available talent so the citizens of Massachusetts can feel confident everything possible is being done to protect their safety." McCormack cautioned elderly to Boston Police Commissionerjwomen to use extreme care in Edmund L. McNamara and more a d m i 11 i n g strangers to their than 150 detectives at work on homes. All of the strangle vic-the strange murders. Itims have been slain in their After a conference yesterday, apartments. In no instance wasj McCormack said: "I have di- there evidence of forced entry. Proposal Advanced For Aliagash Region Control AUGUSTA (AP) - A conserva- fishing would be permitted in tionist organization has a plan for the Aliagash region which it says would 'let all concerned have most of their cake and eat it, too." The National Resources Council, Inc., submitted the proposal to Gov. Reed Tuesday in the form of a bulletin which will be the basis of NRC's presentation at a legislative subcommittee hearing Thursday. In essence, it is this: Establish in the Aliagash a half-mile-wide "wilderness strip" that would preserve unspoiled character of the northern Maine area. Protect the rest of the Aliagash watershed, while permitting continuance of lumbering, by letting the stale take over the land and lease it back to its present owners -mostly timberland companies. Lumbering wouldn't be permitted in the wilderness strip; new both areas The Interior Department has proposed - informally - that part of the Aliagash become a national park. That would mean an e n d to lumbering - and hunting. Another potential danger is from power interests. Supporters of the Qiioddy project have proposed a high dam at Rankin Rapids on the St. John River to provide a supplementary power source. Such a dam would flood much of the Aliagash. The NRC said its plan could be carried out as a federal recreation area, with the obvious advantage that the federal gov ernment doubtless wouldn't let the area be flooded. But a dis advantage according to the Council, would be loss of state control. The NRC's plan wouldn't cost anyone very much, the bulletin said, and would provide "a Police are seeking an 18-year-old youth released recently from the sex diviates' center at Bridge-water State Hospital. State psychiatrists said he has homicidal tendencies and a history of vi-ciousness toward older women. Invited to today's session by Dr. Ford are retired Boston Police Capt. Joseph B. Fallon and retired State Police Capt. Joseph C. Crescio, both widely known detectives; Lt. John Donovan, head of Boston's homicide squad and medical authorities who have worked on the six cases . History Is Repeating History repeated itself today when young Eric Sheltra entered Washington street school, the same school where his father and his grandfather learned the three R's. Eric will be in Grade 2. His father, Royal Sheltra, and his grandfather, Felix Sheltra, not only went to the same school but even had the same teacher, Miss Ida Porter. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS For the second year in a row, desegregated Southern schools started the fall term peacefully and this year Negroes and white youngsters attended classes together in parochial schools at New Orleans, La., and Atlanta, Ga. Public school desegregation spread in Arkansas, Maryland, Florida, Tennessee and Virgiinia. Efforts to lower racial barriers failed Tuesday at Baton Rouge, La., Huntsville and Gadsden, Ala., Albany, Ga., and at the Carroll ton schools near Dallas, Tex. Alabama, Mississippi and South Carolina remained the only states with no racial integration at the public school level. Heartened by the lack of major incidents in the South, Chatta- ment.' nooga, Tenn., and surrounding Hamilton County calmly faced the city's first public school integration today. City and county police were ordered out in force at schools where 51 Negro youngsters registered to attend classes with white children. The metropolitan area on the north Georgia border was the last of Tennessee's four major cities to desegregate. A total of 23 school systems in Tennessee now have integration programs under way. The police superintendent of New Orleans, Joseph I. Giarrus so, said that city's citizens "squarely faced an expanded school desegregation Tuesday with calmness, dignity and a complete regard for law enforce- Irate Tenant Sets Fire That About 150 Negroes desegregated some 30 schools of the Catholic archdiocese, embracing Newj Orleans and 10 neighboring parishes. An estimated 9,000 Negroes! "|"�g|(Q5 20 LJV6S are among the 48,000 pupils in the! svstem j MANILA, Philippines (AP)-A Filipino who had an argument with his landlady came home and The first New Orleans public school desegregation in 1960 was marked by noisy demonstrations and a boycott by white persons. The city begins its third year of public school integration Thursday. Racial barriers were dropped in the secondary parochial schools of the Atlanta archdiocese when 17 Negroes attended six previously white schools-four in the Atlanta area, one in Marietta and one in Athens. found the door to his room locked. He set fire to the house. Twenty people died in the blaze. "I didn't think so many lives would be lost," said Gavino thi-rado, 48, a commercial photographer, who gave himself up to police Tuesday two days after the fire. Rocket Path Changed To Shoot Closer To Target roads' would be allowed only out-junique example, in the public side that strip and if necessary interest, between private enter-for lumbering. Hunting and prise and a state government." PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - The United States' Mariner 2 spacecraft streaked toward Venus today after changing to a new course scientists say will take it within 9,000 miles of the mystery planet. The course change was made Tuesday in a spectacular maneuver 1.5 million miles from earth. Aboard the 447-pound vehicle are instruments that may tell whether life could exist on Venus, virtually a twin of earth in size. If these instruments work as designed during a 30-minute fly-by Dec. 14, Mariner 2 will score a significant first in space for this country. The Soviet Union's Venus probe last year missed the cloud-shrouded planet by 62,000 miles -and its radios were dead. An electronic whiff of Venus is all U.S. scientists ask of Mariner 2. Unsterilized, it was never intended to impact Venus but on into a giant orbit around the sun. The 12-foot-tall spacecraft, launched Aug. 25 from Cape Canaveral, Fla., went through the intricate maneuver to overcome a bad start. A rolling motion by its Atlas-Agena booster during liftoff sent Mariner 223,000 miles off course. Scientists at the U.S. space agency's Jet Propulsion Laboratory here spent days measuring the amount of error. Then, at 3:49 p.m. Tuesday they started sending a series of radio mes sages that commanded the spacecraft to point its nose in a different direction and then fire a small liquid fuel rocket in its tail. This sent Mariner 2 streaking toward Venus at a speed of 6,687 miles per hour. "Everything worked just as designed," the Mariner project manager Jack James, exultantly told TESTS IN STORE HONOLULU (AP)-The United � tes apparently is planning to resume high-altitude nuclear tests over the Pacific by mid-September. Repairs to a Thor booster launching pad, destroyed on Johnstone Island last July 25 by a rocket failure, are almost complete, a Joint Task Force 8 spokesman said Tuesday._ Today's Chuckle Old coins are often worth a fortune, and, as every girl knows, the same holds true for old bucks. (Copr. Gen. Fea. Corp.) SALESMAN WANTED Part time or full time position. Prefer semi-retired gentleman. Very good commission. Car necessary. Call at Maine Linoleum Co. 7-11 Alfred Street, Biddeford to miss it by 10,000 miles and go a news conference, CHILDREN LIKE Rachel C. Theroux, center, will be aided by the proceeds from the first annual Lobster bowl football game in Portland Saturday night between the Portland Sea Hawks and the Franklin, N. J. Miners. Shriners in the picture who are helping promote the game are, left to right, Eugene I Hill, Capt. Clarence E. Holt, general chairman of the event and Joseph A. Haley. HELP WANTED Increased production has increased our need for steady and reliable workers. General factory positions are available on all shifts for qualified male and female workers. Excellent wages, group insurance and vacation pay. Apply to Personnel Office Davidson Rubber Company Littleworth Road, Dover N. H. Personnel office open Tues., Wed. and Thurs. evening 'til 7 p.m. Sat. 'til noon.
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