Biddeford Journal, April 21, 1965

Biddeford Journal

April 21, 1965

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Biddeford Journal (Newspaper) - April 21, 1965, Biddeford, Maine Weather RAW Complete Report ea 93 tetmwl Our Numbers Km 8IMSM BuilfttM York Comitys LOCALnews Daily 1884 APRIL 1965 Steelers Prepare Shutdown PITTSBURGH AP Steel companies have sent out pre liminary instructions to their mills to prepare for a shutdown in the event of a steelworkers strike May was learned to The development came in the wake of reports that steel con tract negotiators are badly bogged down over a 13cent an difference of There were no toplevel talks scheduled for the negotiators for the United Steel workers who bargain with the 11majpr steel compa were Informed sources said the in dustry rejected Tuesday as tot costly a union offer to extern the present contract beyond the May 1 deadline for an 18cent pay The union last week turned down an industry offer of a fivecent hourly raise The disagreement is of such magnitude the parties arenl even in speaking distance oJ each said a source close to the Lending urgency to todays negotiations is a meeting Thurs day of the USWs wage policy which has the final word on contract The committee can authorize a strike or an extension of the present The union several times has rejected industry proposals for an extension of the bargaining suspended for two months because of the unions still un settled presidential The union is said to want an Increase of about 14 cents an hour in wages or benefits plus 4 cents an hour in catch up which the USW feels steelworkers missed in the last two Steelworkers an hour fringe average about in wages and Officers Are Elected By VFW Post William McKenney was re elected commander of the Bid deford Veterans of For eign during the annual election of officers last night at the headquarters in Biddeford City Other officers named include Laurent senior vice commander Edward junior vice commander Wil liam quartermast er Joseph chaplain Arnold post surgeon Martin advocate and Robert trustee for three Joint installation ceremonies with the auxiliary will be held May 8 at in the hall at city Appointive officers will be announced In other a report was given on the VFW District 11 meeting held Sunday at Representing the local post were Commander McKen ney and Quartermaster Paul A report was also made on the recent meeting of the Bid deford Veterans when Memorial Day exercises were The dates of May 28 and 29 were announced as Poppy Davs when VFW Buddy poppies will be McKenney con ducted the Associated Press Wire Service 20 PAGES PRICE SEVEN CENTS MEMBERS of the Thimderbird Patrol of Saco day the scouts it had tra released six balloons on the morning of April veled approximately 150 miles in seven hours 3 to be used in studying air currents and of are wind Each bore a tag to be fiUed in with the name of the when termaster Richard O u c 11 e 11 patrol and at what time it was found and the tag and Bruce assistant pa then returned to the Saco A card Has trol The group plans to release cap AUGUSTA AP The Maine rlouse voted today to amend the 18yearold voting resolve to a minimum age of But the margin was so narrow it offered no prospect that he Republican minority would change its stand which blocked massage of the 18yearold vot ng resolve The roll call vole was 7469 for the With or without the resolve tvould require a twothirds ma jority for final Louis DLewis who presented the amend ment to make a twoyear rather than a threeyear reduction in the voting reminded the minority that some years ago a similar resolve received over whelming support in the And he was when the Republicans were in a large But there was no further de bate and the Republicans re mained firm in Only three of the 70 Republicans voted for the Two of the 81 Democrats voted against it and eight were The House also joined the Senate in a largely technical been returned from Donald Leby in Penyance sules bearing the same information tags iniamcndment to a resolve to Woods stating the balloon the near These will be in connection I create the office of lieutenant had been found there at the same with the study of ocean governor Like the voting age it would require a two thirds majority for final passage and has already been rejected once in its original The Senate tabled for future reference a bill the House re jected at the enactment stage Tuesday to have the gover nor instead of the legislature choose the agriculture commis AUGUSTA AP Almost anticlimatically and without the Senate today enact ed the mandatory seat belt bill a measure which has kicked up a storm at nearly every other legislative With Reeds approval practically automatic since the bill is part of his program all new cars starting with the 1966 models will be required to News At A Glance By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS VIET NAM Increasing Communist infil tration of South Viet Nam re quires an increase in air and sea Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara He returns to Washington from Honolulu Communist with its to send volunteers to Viet seems to be trying to force Moscow deeper and deep er into a quarrel with the United A Navy plane is lost on a night raid on North Viet Communist China says South Viet Nairn must be destroyed as a product of imperialism so all of Viet Nam can be House OKs Change In Vote Age Resolve Navy Planes Strike At Communist Truck Lines YOUTH KILLED IN CANOE MISHAP OAKLAND AP John of Waterville drowned Tuesday when a canoe he and a companion were using swamped and sank in Messa lonskee Roys com Kenneth of Waterville sw a m to Roys body was South Viet Nam AP Air Navy and Vietnamese planes staged at least four raids over North Viet Nam smashing at barracks and All the attacks were relatively fastmoving jabs at Com nunist communications said all the planes Light antiair fire was encountered in a evv No enemy planes were The largest of the nvolving 35 Air Force was directed against Routes 8 and Route 8 runs from the coast al city of Vinh to the Laotian Route 12 runs from Vinh south toward the South Vietnamese Briefing officers reported details The Air Force F105 jets cu 8 at one destroyec wo railroad boxcars and a bar acks at Mugia Pass near and shot up other Four Vietnamese fighter escorted by 10 Air Force strafed and bombed along Route 1 up to 60 niles north of the 17th destroying or damaging 10 uildings and four 75footlong two flights of four Vavy planes each had attacked ommunist road traffic in the icinity of Dong 45 miles north of the but results f the strikes could not be im nediately Since April American and Vietnamese planes have been flying sorties over North Viet Nam every few hours around the and indications were this pattern will be In addition to slowing ship ments of armaments to guerril las in South Viet the raids are aimed at making North Vietnamese roads as dangerous as roads in South Viet which are constantly subject to guerrilla ambushes and A reliable military source re ported that jets have flown over Hanoi on a number of oc casions and have subjected the Communist capital to occasional sonic Two Navy planes were downed in raids Spokesmen said the pilot of one Do Not Overpayl Compare Prices Before You Buy and Save 20 To 30 Only 75o Ft 49e Inlaid Linoleum Reg Mica Counter Top Linoleum Sq Expert Installation MAINE LINOLEUM 11 Alfred 2845041 Only LOUIS NIGH SCHOOL BANQUET Will Be Held On April 25 At The Andre Parish Hall By The Time 5 Donation Proceeds For The Louis Football Teams Tickets Available At Pepins Frechettes Beaupre Furniture Dutretnbles was The other is listed as Two A4 Skyhawks from the 7th Fleet carrier Hancock prowled Highway 1 north from the northsouth border early They made passes at two trucks south of Dong firing 20mm The pilots said they were unable to assess the if About an hour four more Skyhawks flew the same route and reported sighting more closer to the bor They strafed the vehicles with rockets and cannon fire and reported seeing a bright flash after one possibly caused by a secondary explo All of these planes returned safely to the They re ported sporadic antiair craft fire at several Five A4 Skyhawks from the carrier Midway were the first group of raiders out after dark Tuesday Supported by five F4 Phantom jets and F8 the Skyhawks struck at a truck convoy about 120 miles north of the 17th One of the planes was downed and the pilot was listed as miss A Navy spokesman said the Continued on Page 1wm Threat Seen As Part Of Contest AN AP News Analysis MoscowPeking struggle for Rw Will I AM I BVAV By WILLIAM RYAN AP Special Correspondent Red Chinas renewed threat to send volunteers to Viet Nam appears to be a result of a est between the two big Com munist The contest is bringing about the Communists own form of escalation of the peril in Southeast The Red Chinese have seemed o be trying to force Moscow to jecome more and more volved in a bellicose quarrel with the United Peking now indicates it believes it is on the way to achieving such a The standing committee of the National Peoples Congress in Peking announces it has called on Chinese organizations to make preparations to send heir own people to fight the Americans in Viet The question is whether this is a real threat to intervene or a signal to the Communist world that Red China is more willing and more able than the Soviet Union to call the shots in South east The latter seems the Peking before still is prepared to send t has not said it will send Several its are attached to the iroadside if imperial sm continues to escalate the ivar if the Vietnamese ask such Peking will be the judge of he finst As for the here are strong doubts that Ha noi is anxious to have a flood of Chinese There is strong evidence that influence in the Communist and underdeveloped worlds is in volved in Pekings As if accusing the Russians of failing in thr duty to the world the Peking an nouncement said The Chinese people have always been infin itely loyal in fulfilling their proletarian internationalist obli They have never spared any sacrifice whatever in this They always mean what they Both past and present struggles testify to f i o Goudreau ELECTROLUX Sales fc Service 17 Pool Biddeford 1820981 Or Evenings For the the Red Chinese are likely to leave well enough In the first they appear to be satisfied that from their point of view the war is producing cruel attrition against South Viet Nam and equally cruel attrition on nerves and staying It is extremely doubtful that Ho Chi North Viet Nams wants Chinese volun North Viet Nams propaganda has pro nounced the willingness of the Vietnamese to hold out 20 if for unification of the country on Hanois But the Russian de nouncing the Americans and promising more help to North Viet has become louder and more as if prodded by the contest with the When the Russians stepped up their promises and their denun ciations of the United the Chinese apparently sought not only to match the Russians but go them one Peking has been prudent about its own in volvement and the prospects of a direct showdown with Ameri can Volunteers might be preparing to go to Viet the chances are they will not be sent unless the Chinese see a possibility that the Ameri cans can MEET ME AT The Oak Ledge Lounge And Dining Room WHERE THE BEST OF FOOD IS SERVED Breakfast COCKTAIL HOUR 11 TO 6 WASHINGTON Ten nations including the United States pledge billion to Indias economic develop although rela tions have plummeted to sub freezing President Johnson commends Southerners striving for better race Administration officials takr an increasingly gloomy view of iteel NATIONAL The dikes at La hold as the Mississippi crests in ts sweep down the river valley other officials say a Mississippi flood levee couldnt lave been raised in time with out the help of school An air line finds a way to cut hrough winter fogs that tie up nany The sprinkling of dry ice pellets from a small plane will clear away enough fog so airliners can land and take A federal narcotics official and two policemen are charged in with accepting a bribe from a dope have seat belts in front Backers of the measure push ed the bill through several bat tles in both House and Senate only to have the measure de feated in a House roll After several days of concent rated including some personal persuasion by the the measure was re vived in the House and enacted by that body Another enactor passed by the Senate will authorize the ex penditure of the unexpended balance of Maines appropria tion for participation in the New York Worlds The 1963 legislature appro priated to cover Maines 17 per cent contribution to the New England Pavilion at the Unlike the seat belt this measure attracted little at tention in its course through the legislature although the pavilion and the fair itself received heavy criticism during the first year of Other enactors passed by the Senate today will Revise the Maine potato grading law and empower the commissioner of agriculture to seize potatoes labeled in viola tion of the Authorize the governor to plan emergency economic con trols to insure adequate pro duction and equitable distribu tion of essential commodities in a civil defense Require registers of deeds to have microfilmed copies of records made and stored in fireproof Infiltration In South Viet Nam At Quicker PaceMcNamara WASHINGTON AP Sec retary of Defense Robert Me returning today from a strategy meeting in said infiltration of men and arms from the North into South Viet Nam has increased at a high rate in recent Thus the in a plane side backgrounded the statement he made to news men Tuesday night in Honolulu that American air and sea ac tion against North Viet Nam will be stepped He made that forecast at the close of two days of conferences with top military leaders from Saigon and In answer to a question about reasons for such steppedup ac McNamara said We sometimes fail to understand the importance of the action in South Viet To another question about the threat of Soviet antiaircraft missiles in North Viet Mc Namara said he thinks we should anticipate that eventual ly but there is no information yet that the missiles are on the McNamara said that in a re cent engagement with two Viet Cong 90 per cent of small arms captured and 100 per cent of larger weapons were of Chinese or Communistbloc The defense chief gave a go ahead for intensified air and sea activity against the North Viet namese Communists and said the United States intends to give more help to South Viet Nams antiguerrilla Last week reports reached Washington that a Soviet an tiaircraft missile site was being constructed near the North Viet Nam Last a State Department spokesman said such a site ap peared to be in preparation near but other officials said there was no evidence that any Soviet missiles had reached North Viet When the Soviet missile ques tion was put to McNamara in his planeside he re plied We have no specific informa tion whether surfacetoair mis siles are in North Viet but we must assume they will even tually be introduced into that Of assistance to South Viet McNamara said aid will be increased above origi nally planned We must seek to overcome the strategic disadvantage the South Vietnamese have versus the Viet Cong in terms of tradi tional guerrillatoguerrilla ra tios by adding to the mobility and firepower of these he said more hel icopter and close air support is He would not siay whether more American combat troops will be sent to South Viet McNamara said the basis for greater use of the American Navy is the use of sea routes by North Viet Nam to infiltrate men and Navy forces will continue to operate outside territorial he but they will note and detect suspicious ves will follow will re port them to the South Vietnam ese who will follow them into South Viet Nam territorial waters and inspect He said the United States also will give South Viet Nam more small craft for this Flood Reaches Crisis Stage LA AP La Crosse was worn but ready to day in the crisis hours of its struggle against a record flood crest rolling through the Missis sippi River The river has swelled to only inches short of an ex pected 18foot due to ram five miles of protective dikes 3efore days end and hold through After 48 hours of frenzied la jor on the flood fighters had won a Crews were given a brief rest shortly after midnight before returning to raise and reinforces the The river already had claimed some Water ringed the citys north side and lad swept over two of three runways at the municipal air port on French Phone service was cut to both loca A guard remained posted at a 5milliongallon gasoline tank anm where one holding was tipped at a 10degree angle when a dike crumbled Watei swirled eight feet deep around the selfsealing tanks and the potential fire danger added to the citys Downstream at a 75foot section of a cement re taining wall collapsed without warning injuring 15 young volunteer flood Eleven were released after hos pital Four were held for The wall is part of a milelong dike officials hope will prevent major flood dam The wall buckled under the weight of sandbags piled on top and the pressure of sand dumped against one The rising waters still were some distance from the and flood fighters immediately began to plug the At the river reached 23 feet Tuesday on the way to a crest of feet ex pected Marquette is across the river from Prairie du where officials were wondering what to do about an elderly man and wife who have refused to leave their The flood waters are only 50 feet away and the crest is still to Ive lived in this house 10 said Sam and I dont intend to let a little water drive me Illinois Otto Kerner or dered 45 National Guardsmen from Rock Island to duty Tues They will patrol river le vees in the East Dubuque They joined 300 other Guards men ordered to patrol duty last week in the Henderson County and Quincy area to the About 40 homes in the East Dubuque area were surrounded by 15 feet of flood A dike protecting another 108 homes showed signs of seepage Tues day and sewers were backing It was feared that more than persons would have to be evacuated if the seepage contin Continued on Page Eight Mutual Theater Playing John Goldfarb Please Come Home Shirley MacLaine Peter Ustinov Matinee Evenings DIRECTOR NAMED HARRISON AP Michael Rutenberg of New has been named director of Emerson Colleges first sum mer Center for the Performing Arts at Harrison Deertrees whose ap pointment was announced Tues is completing work on a doctorate at the Yale Drama Todays Chuckle In money isnt For it isnt ELECTROLUX Sales Service JOSEPH PURFEE Representative Wilbur 9344741 or 8342585 NORWAY to be donated to Biddeford and Saco by the Saco Jaycees and Moodys Nursery during Fixup Week are examined by Russell Jaycee chairman of the Paul or of Biddeford Mayor Edward Gau Harold Hanson and Andrew Jay cee Robert Saco points out the good features of ilbf wulcb have been by the State Forest Service for any ing The service also listed sugar maples and mountain asb for this Over trees bave been removed in in an attempt to bait the spread of Dutch Elm Any organization or individuals interested in donating trees to the city within the next two weeks may contact City Clerk Robert it wai ;