Biddeford Journal, January 20, 1965

Biddeford Journal

January 20, 1965

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Biddeford Journal (Newspaper) - January 20, 1965, Biddeford, Maine Weather LIGHT SNOW (Complete Report on Page hre) Our Numbers News Dept. 282-1535 Business Depts. 283-362S VOL. 81, NO. 16 York Comity's LOCALnews Daily Since 1884 BIDDEFORD-SACO, MAINE, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 20,1965 Associated Press Wire Service 18 PAGES ** PRICE SEVEN CENTS Johnson Takes Oath As President Progress, Change Promised WASHINGTON (AP)-Lyndon Baines Johnson of Texas, 36th President of the United States, took anew today his oath of office with a promise of "progress without strife and change without hatred." Bareheaded under a pale sun that did not dispel winter's chill, the tall President soberly took Hthe historic vow to "preserve, protect and defend the Constitution." Then he assured the huge throng massed below him in the capitol plaza that in beginning his term as President in his own right: "I will lead as best I can." Then the man who won an unprecedented election mandate with his promise to lead America into what he called "The Great Society" added, in his inaugural address: � � � "But look within your own �hearts�to the old promises and the old dream. They will lead rV ! you best of all." DEMOLITION of the Inn at BMdeford Pool b progressing despite contractor Lucien Bourque. whose crane is shown as it pulledla section of wall from the building to load it into a waiting truck to be hauled Winter weather. The summer resort building Is being torn down by away. Restlessness Gone Sir Winston Sleeps Peacefully LONDON (AP) � Sir Winston Churchill slept peacefully through the night and his restlessness is gone, his doctor announced today. A medical bulletin issued just before noon said: "There is little to record. The restlessness has gone and Sir Winston has slept peacefully through the night and morning. There will be another bulletin this evening." It was the 12th bulletin' issued since the 90-year-old statesman suffered a stroke last Friday. Throughout the night a shivering crowd kept watch at the end of Hyde Park Gate, the deadend street where Churchill has lived since 1955. The door of No. 28 opened only once, at 1:55 a.m. Churchill's 24-year-old grandson and namesake, Winston Spencer Churchill, stepped out and drove off m his sports car. * � � The watchers assumed that Churchill had spent a quiet night. Tuesday his physician Lord Moran, was called at 2 a.m. after Churchill suffered a setback. The medical bulletin Tuesday night, issued at 9:21 p.m., said: "Sir Winston has slept through the day and there is no appreciable change in his condi tion." Medical experts interpreted the continued sleep as a sign of extreme weakness but an indication that Churchill was not in pain. Some earlier bulletins had U. S. May Charge Soviets With Violating N-Test Ban Treaty WASHINGTON (AP) � The United States may charge the Soviet Union with violating the limited nuclear test-ban treaty as a result of an underground explosion last Friday in Central Asia. The U.S. Atomic Energy Commission said Tuesday night the blast has produced some fallout in the northern Pacific near Japan. Officials noted that under the treaty, fallout is supposed to be kept within the boundaries of the testing nation, The evidence to date suggests that while the Soviet explosion technically violated the treaty, it apparently was accidental. And, the AEC said, "the amounts of radioactivity measured to date will not produce measurable exposures to persons." Still, Secretary of State Dean Rusk has asked Moscow for a full explanation. Officials said they will await a report from the Soviet Union before deter- mining the application of the treaty. � * � Officials were reluctant to speculate on exactly what steps the United States would take, since action will be decided in the light of what is found out about the Soviet test and why it created radioactivity in the atmosphere. If the "accident" view now held here proves correct, one possible step for the United States would be to charge a technical violation of the treaty and call on the Soviets to take precautions. At the other extreme, any treaty violation which was judged to be deliberate on the part of any country could be made a basis for withdrawing from the test ban altogether. However, authorities here made clear they did not believe that the Soviets had engaged in deliberate violation. The treaty, signed in Moscow 18 months ago and subscribed to ATKINSON'S � Stair Carpeting � � Free Estimates � - Expert Installation � - In Stock Patterns � Free Parking In Rear Saco, Main* "THE SOCIAL EVENT OF THE YEAR" Biddeford-Saco Joint INAUGURAL BALL Saturday, January 23, 1965 SACO ARMORY FRANKLIN STREET, SACO Lee Russell & His 12 Piece Orchestra CABARET STYLE REFRESHMENTS Donation $1*50 Everyone Is Going. Why No* You? TICKETS AVAILABLE AT: JOE'S DONUT SHOP WESTERN AUTO STORE Alfred Street, Biddeford Main Street. Saco DOYON'S PHARMACY MITBP�v,fi nrj?� shop Cor. Hill & Water Streeta MURPHY'S DRESS SHOP Biddeford Main Street, Biddeford by more than 100 nations, prohibits nuclear explosions in the atmosphere, in outer space and under water. It also prohibits underground explosions if they cause radioactive debris "to be present outside the territorial limits of the state" that is testing. The force of the Soviet blast, set off in the Semipalatinsk area of central Russia, was described by the AEC as "in the intermediate range." This means it was equivalent to the force loosed by 20,000 to 1 million tons of TNT. Last March, officials said, an underground American test blew radioactive material into the air and the debris was traced over the southwestern part of the United States. How ever, they said, no radioactivity was detected outside U.S. borders. Three days after the incident, the Soviet news agency Tass commented that if the fallout went beyond U.S. borders the treaty would be violated. At 4:30 p.m., about an hour and a half before the AEC announcement, Soviet Ambassador Anatoly Dobrynin was summoned to the State Department and asked to obtain the information referred to in the statement. TV SERVICE CALLS � � 32.00 TWO BILL'S TV CENTER 150 Main Street, Saco Dial 282-1924 Open 9 A, M. to 9 P. M. Do Not Over Pay Save 20-30% HEAVY Sq, Yd. �Q� LINOLEUM WS^ VINYL Sq. 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At many churches special (Continued on Page Two) News At A Glance By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Washington Its inauguration day in the crowded, bunting-clad capital. President Johnson begins inaugural day by attending church services in which Jewish, Protestant and Roman Catholic clergymen participate. Hubert H. Humphrey begins his "new life and new experiences" as vice president. President Johnson's inaugural is safeguarded by the most massive security precautions devised for a chief executive. High brow, middle and low, the "Great Society" is jumping from fugues to frugs. President Johnson begins his first elective term with congressional squalls reflecting the depth of controversy threatening some of his legislative pro posals. United States may charge the Soviet Union with violating the limited nuclear test-ban treaty as a result of an underground explosion. International Sir Winston Churchill clings to the last frail threads of life Five Buddhist leaders report edly plan a hunger strike until South Vietnamese premier quits or they die. World Council of Churche asks the Roman Catholic church to join it in unity talks. National Negroes continue civil rights drive in Selma and Tuscaloosa Ala Air Force Academy spokes man says it will be "at least several days" before an investigating committee reports on its probe of alleged classroom cheating. He called on his hearers, including millions of Americans watching on every major television network, to "reject any among us who seek to reopen old wounds and rekindle hatreds." "They stand in the way of a seeking nation." Unprecedented securily precautions, distasteful to the intensely warm and humanity-loving President, were a grim reminder of this joyous day in Washington of the assassination that ended the life of his predecessor. John F. Kennedy The oath was administered by Earl Warren, white-haired chief justice of the United States, who wore his black robe. Earlier, House Speaker John W. McConnack had given the vice presidential oath to Hubert H. Humphrey of Minnesota, also swept into office in the deluge of votes last November. The ceremonies included patriotic selections by the U.S Marine Band. The Most Rev. Robert E. Liv cey, Roman Catholic archbishop of San Antonio, Tex., gave the invocation. He said "the fate of humanity is in our hands," and continued: "We pray that Almighty God may grant to the leader of our country wisdom and understanding, strength and courage." Prayers were offered up too by the Rev. George 11. Davis of the National City Christian Church, Washington, the de nomination to which Johnson belongs. The minister be-secched "Help our President. O God, to help us keep remembering that we are one family as a na tion, and that we are but one na tion in a family of nations...' Other spiritual leaders offer ing prayers were Rabbi Hyman Judah Schachtal of Beth Israci Congregation, Houston; and Greek Orthodox Archbishop Iakovos. � * � Six limousines had brought the presidential party from the White House to the Capitol. In the first were the President, the First Lady and Sen. B. Everett Jordan of North Carolina, chair* man of the joint congressional committee on the inauguration. The inauguration ceremony proper was but the first of three major events. The others: �The grand parade down Pennsylvania Avenue, the "Thoroughfare of Presidents." By suggestion of Johnson, the parade was stripped of much of the military might displayed in the past � it was intended, instead to stress the nation's peaceful achievements, past, present and to come. � � � �The ball, spread over a huge armory and four big hotels. The President and the vice president, Hubert H. Humphrey, will look in tonight at all these balls, where some 27,000 dressed-up people will dance, if they have the temerity. The First Lady readied her dress of jonquil, double-woven satin, Mrs. Humphrey hers of shimmering lavender. Security forces were bent on (Continued on Page Two) Measure To Revise Jobless Law Filed Buddhist Leaders Plan Hunger Strike SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP)�Five top Buddhist leaders are planning to begin a hunger strike Thursday and will fast until Premier Tran Van Huong quits or they die, Buddhist sources reported today. Among the five monks reported planning to participate are Thich Tinh Khiet, aging patriarch of Vietnamese Buddhism, and Thich Tarn Chau and Thich Tri Quang, the two most powerful Buddhist leaders. The Buddhists also were planning to close their headquarters compound in Saigon as another gesture of protest. Street demonstrations by monks appeared likely. In Hue, 400 miles north of Saigon, trouble appeared likely. Brig. Gen. Nguyen Chanh Thi, civil and military governor of the area, warned Monday that unauthorized demonstrations in Hue would be broken up by troops and tanks, � * � Tuesday night students held Today's Chuckle Until a husband can get alimony by crossing nit legs and winking at the judge, there's no such thing as equal rights. (T-M, WRR Gen. Fea. Corp.) another of their daily antigov ernment rallies, and no effort was made to interfere with them. The status of Huong's government remained up in the air. The air force commander, Brig. Gen. Nguyen Cao Ky, touched off the latest crisis when he rejected appointment to Huong's Cabinet as minister of youth and sports. Ky was one of four generals named Monday to Cabinet posts. The generals at first ap parently accepted the posts, but then it became clear they were to give up their military jobs. Ky balked and the other three reportedly also changed their minds. An installation ceremony scheduled Tuesday was postponed indefinitely. An associate of Ky said the 33-year-old general would accept the ministry post only if he re tained command of the air force, if the Cabinet was further reshuffled, and if he were given a free hand in running his min istry. It seemed unlikely that the government would accept these conditions. In the war against the Com munists, two American advisers were wounded Tuesday night and about 45 Vietnamese killed or wounded when the Viet Cong blasted a district outpost 25 miles southeast of Saigon with mortars. Shop Youland's "MEN" Another Shipment Of Zip Lined WEATHER COATS With Attached Sleeve For Extra Warmth 2 Colors To Choose From Sites 36 To 46 ONLY $16.98 Youland's Dept. Store 236 Main Street Biddeford AUGUSTA (AP) �Legislation to revise the Employment Security Law, a source of bitter controversy in two legislatures, was filed today with bipartisan sponsorship. Rep. Kenneth R. Gifford, R-Manchester, and Rep. Emilien Levesque, D-Madawaska, introduced the bill together. It would incorporate the principal features of a bill recommended to the 1963 session which failed despite the support of Republican Gov. Reed. It would change Maine's computation of unemployment bene fits from the present benefit-year basis to the high-quarter formula in effect in many states; Benefits would be based on highest earnings in any one calendar quarter of a specified four-quarter period, rather than on a full calendar year's earnings. � * � The minimum would be $10 a week and maximum would be half of the weekly average in the year prior to the preceding June 1. Duration would vary, but maximum benefits could not be more than 26 times the weekly benefit or one-third of total earn ings in the four quarters from which the high quarter is com puted, whichever would be less. A worker would have to earn at least $400 in covered employment in a year to qualify for any benefits. The bill also would remove some of the penalty provisions adopted in 1961 in the so-called Estey amendments and subsequently opposed by Reed, although he approved the changes originally. Disqualification provis ions would be modified by, among other things, restoring stated disqualification periods for certain types of dismissal, rather than having indefinite disqualification, removed by returning I to covered employment. Mayors Outline Programs Mayors of the twin cities, Bid-deford's Edward F. Gaulin and Saco's Paul Reny, outlined their programs for the coming year before members and guests of the Biddeford-Saco Chamber of Commerce at a dinner honoring the mayors last night at the Wonderbar Steak House. Approximately 150 attended. Reny told the group that he was insisting on strict economy and he proposed to amend the Saco City charter if possible this year as he said, it has hampered all administrations since the 1950's due to the election dates and referendum voting on bond issues. Change of the election dates to correspond with the fiscal year, and allow- ing the aldermen the right to vote on bond issues without waiting for a referendum vote were proposals backed by Reny. The Saco mayor advocated a two year term for the mayor and the carrying on of the capital improvement projects approved by the city's voters last year. Correction of the intersection of Elm, Temple and Scammon Streets and Thornton Avenue and the investigation of machine bookkeeping were mentioned by Reny. Reny said he would meet with Gaulin and Old Orchard Beach Town Manager Leon F. Jones on the area concept of industrial development. Gaulin told the group his pro- gram for the year included installation of office machines and promotion of the industrial area concept. New machines will allow the city to operate at a lower cost, he said, as making of voting lists, tax bills and bookkeeping may be done faster and with more economy. Elimination of the city homestead was also proposed by Gaulin. He spoke of what he called "unfairness" of the Sinclair Act, which provides School subsidies. Gaulin told the group the amount of parochial students are not included in figures used to compute the amount of subsidies the city receives and that cities with (Continued on Page Three) PRESENTATION of a "National Camping Award for 1964" was made during the Parents' Night meeting last night of Biddeford Boy Scout Troop 305 in Biddeford Scout hall, Mason Street. Taking part were, left to right, Anthony Colombe, troop committeeman; Scoutmaster Francis J. Perry; Wayne Walls, assistant Scoutmaster; Owen Co. lombe, assistant senior patrol leader; and John Hooper, assistant Scoutmaster. Story on page 10. 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