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Biddeford Journal (Newspaper) - November 10, 1965, Biddeford, Maine Weather CLOUDY (Complete Report on Page r*o) VOL. 81, NO. 264 York Comity's LOCALnews Dallv Since 1884 BIDDEFORD-SACO, MAINE, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 1965 Our Numbers Mews Dept. 282-1535 Business Depts. 283-3625 Associated Press Wire Service 18 PAGES ** PRICE SEVEN CENTS Xaphes Candidate Alty. John F. Xaphes of 304 Alfred St., today announced his candidacy as Republican candidate for mayor in the December elections. Xaphes, who was city treasurer during the 1363-64 Willie Pomerleau administration, is unlikely to he opposed during the Republican city primary cr did post - graduate work to wards his master's degree at Boston University School of Business Administration and then enrolled at Portland University Law School where he graduated-in 1956, obtaining the degree of bachelor of law. After being admitted to the Maine Bar, Xaphes practiced next month and will face thc!njone for lwo years anc] is pres. Democratic nominee The candidate is the son ,'enlly of i iaw associated firm of with the local Pomerleau & DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES for aldermanic seats in Saco's December elections are shown with Mayor Paul E. Rcny, candidate for reelection and Charles Mistos, who will seek a scat on the School Committee. Seated, left to right, are Fcrnand Precourt, candidate for alderman from Ward 1; Mayor Rcny; Mistos, and incumbent alderman from Ward 7, Ernest Whittcii. Back row, same order, David Rossig-nol, Ward 2; Charles Gilpatric, Ward 3; Joseph Curran, Ward 4; incumbent Donald Giiay, Ward 5; incumbent Richard Murray, Ward 6, all aldermanic candidates. Reny Saco Heads Ticket At Democrat Caucus Promising to "put to good use" if re-elected, the knowledge gained during the past year, Saco's Mayor Paul E Reny last night accepted his party's nomination as mayor-� alty candidate for re-election at the Democratic caucus in City Hall. Mayor Kcny's named was placed in nomination by Rep. Camille Bcdard. The mayor's nomination followed, in usual caucus procedure, the nominations of the school committee candidate, and aldermen, wardens and ward', clerks from the city's seven wards. Charles Mistos was nominated as candidate for the school committee. Alcide Descham-beault, tax collector, placed Moslos' name in nomination. Mayor Rcny told the assembly of some 65 Democrats that "nothing spectacular" had occurred during this year in office, but "this administration has accomplished a lot of tilings for many people." The mayor thanked his council for its, cooperation and the Saco Democratic tee and Social nomination. City Commit Club for his Mayor Reny also expressed his pleasure with the party ticket for the coming election. He said he hoped the people would give his administration the opportunity to use the knowledge it had acquired during the year now that its "apprenticeship" had been served. Mayor Rcny said he "looked forward with anticipation to serving the people of Saco for another year." Mislos, in accepting nomination for a berth on the school committee, said, "I do so with an open mind. I know that the education of our children takes (he largest portion of the budget and that I must do my best to see that every dollar spent is spent wisely." He then set forth three steps he will follow if elected in December. First, Mk-tos promisd he "will do all T can to see that a good basic education is made available to every child." Second, he told the caucus, he will try to make sure that "maximum use is made of the facilities we now have," and third, "to be available to the citizens of Saco whenever a question exists in their minds regarding school expenditures." Mistos then told the party members that he would try to work "closely with all other departments in the city government. He thank ed his fellow Democrats for their support. Nominees for aldermen, wardens and ward clerks were: Ward 1, Fernand Precourt, alderman; Robert Murray, warden; Marie Campbell, ward clerk Ward 2, David Rossignol, alderman; Theresa Hamner, en; Pauline Chretien, clerk; Ward 3, Charles trie, alderman; Ernest ard, warden; Ethel Cowgill, ward clerk; Ward 4, Joseph Curran, alderrfan; Richard Libby, warden; Lorraine Ketch-urn, ward clerk; Ward 5, Donald Guay, alderman; Donald McCone, warden; Grace Bouchard, ward clerk. Nominated as aldermanic can-(Continued on Page Twor (Xaphes. He is admitted to practice before the bar of all Maine 'State Courts, the United Slates District Court, the United States Court of Appeals (for the First Circuit), the United States Tax Court, the United Stales Court of Claims, the United States Customs Court, the United Slates Court of Customs and Patent Appeals, and the United Stales Supreme Court. He is also enrolled by the U.S. Treasury Department to practice before the Internal Revenue Service. He is a member of the American Bar Association, I he American Judicature Society, the American Trial Lawyers Association, the Maine Slate Bar Association, the Maine Trial of is a Lawyers Association, and the York Bar Association. Xaphes is a communicant St. Joseph's Church and member of Union S(. Jean Bap-tistc Society. He was also a member of the City Finance Committee for two years during Pomcrleau's administration. The attorney is a member of the Biddeford Republican City Com mil tec and is its treasurer, a director and treasurer of the Biddeford Investment Co. Inc. and is a member of the Region- ayor al Technical and" Vocational Center committee. In announcing his candidacy, Xaphes said: "I am happy to be the person who will represent the Republican Party as its candidate in (he coining December city election. One of my main reasons in accepting this candidacy was Ihe realization that this city badly needs a vigorous two party system if our ideals of a true form of democracy are to be permanently maintained. "A little over two years ago, (Continued on Page Two) Power Returns To N. Y. ward-ward Gilpa-Chen Ike's Illness Diagnosed FT. GORDON, Ga. (AP) _ Former President Dwighl D. Eisenhower's doctors reported today he has had a mild attack of angina pectoris, or coronary insufficiency. They said he might be well again in two weeks. While the heart condition that put the five-star general back in the hospital at age 75 was related to a severe heart attack in 1955, the doctors said that this time it was not a heart attack in the same sense. Their patient was removed from an oxygen tent this morning and told he could sit up during the day. There has been no more chest pain . or discomfort since the original attack that struck around midnight Monday. Another way of putting what has happened to the former president, the team of physicians agreed, is hardening of the arteries which shut off some of the blood from the heart. Six doctors were present at a briefing for newsmen at Ft. Gor-don Army Hospital. The chief spokesmen were Dr. Thomas ported the former president was Mattingly, who attended Eisen hower during his heart attack at Denver 10 years ago, and Dr. Harry Harper, Augusta Ga., heart specialist. Before the diagnosis was reported Eisenhower had ques tioned his doctors about his blood pressure. They assured him it was stable at 145. The general awoke at about 4 a.m. during his second night in Ft, Gordon Army Hospital where he was taken Monday night suffering from chest pains. He told doctors he was hungry and asked for something to eat, just as he had done after a nap Tuesday The doctors told the former chief executive he would have to wait until blood tests and a cardiogram had been completed. The general did not complain, according to a statement issued by the Army public information center, "and promptly returned to the business of sleeping." The doctors said the patient was "in good spirits." They re Sensational Markdowns Mica Counter Top Rcg 75c 49c s� Ft-Inlaid Linoleum Rems. g�'98c Sq Yd* Vinyl Linoleum Rcg $149 79c s� Yd� Mosaic WaU and Fl001'Tile Reg"98c 59c Sq*Ft* Plastic Wall Tile Reg 35c 19c s� Ft-9" x 9" Inlaid Tile Rcg 10c 5c Eacb MAINE LINOLEUM CO. II Alfred Street, Biddeford - Dial 284-5041 END OF SEASON CLEARANCE SALE - CLOSING SOON - 259 NEW FALL STYLE DRESSES MiJ%tJ5l N0W 10.95 � 19.50 89 Winter Coats Fur Trimmed & Plain 16.50 29.50 19.50 Formerly Up To 49.S0 25 Imported Knit Suits 19.50 & 29.50 Was $39 & $45 SKIRTS SWEATERS SLACKS 25% -50% OFF RITZ DRESS SHOP Open Daily Including Sunday 2:30 P. M. � 8 P. M. 35 Old Orchard Street, Old Orchard Beach still in an oxygen tent. Howev cr, they maintained-as they did Tuesday - that if Eisenhower suffered a heart attack "by all symptoms and characteristics it certainly was a light one." Doctors scheduled a confer ence later in the morning to discuss diagnosis and further care. In any event, Eisenhower, 75, was reported alert and in ex cellent spirits-and staying in bed only to please his physi cians. Still, he spent some time in an oxygen tent Eisenhower, victim of a heart attack in 1955, was stricken with chest pains early Tuesday while he and Mrs. Eisenhower vacationed at the National Golf Club in Augusta. They were sped by Army ambulance to the Ft. Gordon Army hospital, arriving shortly after 2 a.m. EST. Dr. Thomas W. Mattingly, who treated Eisenhower after his 1955 attack, flew in with John Eisenhower, the former president's son, in a presidential jet. Mattingly conferred with other physicians called in soon after the chest pains began. Together they issued the statement: "In view of his heart history, recurring episode of chest pain discomfort must be carefully evaluated until it is adequately explained." The Eisenhowers arrived al Augusta Oct. 27 and Eisenhower had been playing golf regularly. He played 18 holes on Monday, John F. Xaphes Mrs. Marguerite M. (Beauregard) Xaj>hes and the late Dr. C. J. Xaphes. He obtained his early education at St. Joseph's parochial school and attended St. Louis High School where he graduated in 1946 as an honor student. He attended Portland Junior College and graduated from the University of Vermont in 1952 where he obtained a bachelor of arts degree. He lat- No Journal On Holiday No editions of the Biddc-ford-Saco Journal will be published tomorrow in observance of Veterans Day. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK (AP) - Lights flashed on in New York early today and transportation systems began to move, signaling the end to a massive and frightening power blackout that crippled the teeming Northeast. After 10 hours of worried waiting, the lights came back on at 3:35 a.m. (EST) in the heart of Manhattan-one of the last areas still affected by the nation's worst power failure. New York's mammoth subway system staggered back into operation and commuter train service was slowly restored. The city remained crippled because hundreds of thousands of persons could not get to work, get to work. Coming on-with alarming suddenness during Tuesday's evening rush hour, the blackout at its peak enveloped 80,000 square miles, affecting up to 30 million persons in eight states, scrambled transportation and communications and stranded hundreds of thousands in stalled subway cars and elevators. Throutrh the night the Texas White House reported progress � i...-.perls trying to pinpoint the trouble that drained electric rower from New York, Boston and hundreds of smaller cities, towns and hamlets. Reports were contradictory although President Johnson was advised the experts were "pretty well agreed" no sabotage was involved and the Pentagon said military communications and the Washington-Moscow hot line were not hampered. As the night wore on, power began seeping back into most of the blackout area that at one time stretched over New York, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Vermont, Rhode Island and even struck Toronto and Ottawa in Canada. Johnson, however, ordered the Federal Power Commission to launch a sweeping investigation and gave it all the facilities of the federal government - including the FBI. The blackout came with a flickering of lights at about 5:30 p.m. (EST), the peak of the rush hour in teeming cities. Subway cars speeding an estimated 850.000 persons through New York's subway ground frighteningly to a halt. Eleva lors stopped bringing a ting rooms darkened. News-tickers fell silent. Airliners scrambled to other ports. Convicts in a Massachusetts prison rioted. Immediately off-duty police were called back to work. National Guardsmen were put on alert in case of looting. Emergency power was plugged in at hospitals. One man told of being in an elevator in a Manhattan office building: "The lights sputtered out. The three of us pressed the alarm button. We waited and heard nothing. A few minutes later the doors opened. I can tell you we were glad to get out." A commercial airline pilot winging in for a landing at Bos-, ton's Logan International Airport at 5:21 p.m. witnessed "a startling sight. There below is a brightly lighted city and suddenly it plunges into darkness. You don't know what to think." There was a heart-stopping moment at Manhattan's St. Vincent's Hospital when an emer-bctween floorslgcncy generator failed during a cries of dismay. Opcr-lbrain operation. A police gener- ator was pressed into action and the operation was completed. St. Patrick's Cathedral on Fifth Avenue was nearly filled with worried worshipers. But with the grimness and fear there was also excitement and humor. A young girl with school books under her arm walked through darkened Times Square and explained in rapture: "This is exciting. Oh, this is exciting." A woman in the lobby of an East Side apartment building whose elevators were immobilized observed: "My husband is up there With two quarts of Jack Daniels and a babysitter, but I don't feel like walking up 19 floors to join him." Despite the darkness and the tangle of communications and transportation, the mood generally seemed to be one of calm with a grin- and-bear-it philosophy. . , . However, some 200 inmates at the Massachusetts State Prison took advantage of the excite-'CiiuuiiiK'rt on Page Two> Cam ire To Council Posts ith Paint Saco Police Capt. Robert For-an warned today that any persons found in the vicinity of Thornton Academy tonight without good cause would be charged with trespassing or any persons caught defacing any property at the Saco school would be charged with malis-cious mischief. This action followed the discovery early today thaUseveral buildings at the academy had been smeared with yellow, blue and gold paint. Patrolman Thomas Knox re- check of the area at a.m. Foran said that the "St. Louis will beat T. discovery during a year routine 1:30 Capt words, A." and "we're the greatest" were painted on the buildings. The walls, windows and front doors of the new Linnell gymnasium as well as the old gym, the Locke building and the main school building were damaged, Capt. Foran said. The penalty for a conviction of defacing buildings under Maine law is a fine of $500 or imprisonment for less than one Capt. Foran said that he and Biddeford police talked with Brother Richard, principal of St. Louis High School and the school official promised full cooperation in the search for the vandals. He also questioned students while the police were at the school. Headmaster Robert Bowie told Saco police today that he would warn his students against any possible plans for retaliation. Thornton and St. Louis football teams meet in a season ending contest tomorrow at St. Louis field. Today's Chuckle The new superhighways are so efficient and well-engineered that you can get on a throughway and be in a large city in a neighboring state in just five hours -whether you want to or not. (T-M, WRR Gen, Fea. Corp.) Henry Camire Jean Belair, 177 South St., Biddeford, and veteran Councilman Henry Camire from Ward today announced their intentions of seeking office in the December city election. Belair is seeking a councilinan-at-larg'e scat and Camire a third term as ward councilman. Both as Democrats, are supporting the candidacy of Leo Lemire for mayor. Camire, who lives at 2 Raymond St., Biddeford, is a communicant of St. Andre's Church and attended St. Andre's School. He is married to the former Jeannette Cyr and the couple has four children, Reynald, Doris, Richard and Priseilla. Camire is a past president of the St. Andre's Credit Union and is a member of the executive board. He is an active member of St. Andre's P.F.T.A., the Sacred Heart League, Democratic Club and the Catholic Order of Foresters. Atkinson s RUG SALE HAND HOOKED RUGS 9 8 6 4 3 12 10 9 6 5 BRAIDED RUGS 9 x 12 49.95 37.95 24.50 J 0.95 6.95 34.95 SACO - NEXT TO POST OFFICE Jean Belair Camire is an employe of Beaupre's Gas and Electric Co., Biddeford. He was employed for 25 years at Bates Mfg. Co. and served as a member of the exe cutive board of the C.I.O. for two years. The candidate was a member of the loomfixers association at Bates for 20 years. Belair is employed at the Joseph Sneider and Sons wholesale groceries firm. The candidate is married to the former Rita Lamarr and the couple has four children, Lorraine, 21; Robert, 13; Joan, 11; and Norman, 6. A past president of the St. Jean Baptiste Society, he was educated at the Notre Dame Institute, Alfred. He attended St. Joseph's Grammar School and St. Louis High School. Belaire is a life long resident of Biddeford. He was employed for 15 years by Hannaford Bros, serving as a manager. He has also been employed at Warren Furniture Co. SEMI-PUBLIC installation ceremonies were conducted last night at the Saco Grange Hall for officers of Saco Junior Grange. The slate in-eludes, left to right, seated, Arthur Littlefield, assistant steward; Susan Smith, master; and Linda Littlefield, overseer; standing, same ordcivMrs. Rachel Smith, matron; Drew Scam-, man, lecturer;; Debbie Gillespie, Ireasnrer; Susan Stevens, secretary; and Joan Fortney, Ceres. Story on page 3. Closed Thursday, Nov. 11 in observance of Veterans' Day SNEIDER'S DISCOUNT GROCERY WAREHOUSE Smith St., Biddeford Formerly SacoLowell Shops NOTICE James Lombard Is No Longer Affiliated With Shapiro Oil. WHOLESALE OIL SERVICE Heat Your, Home With Us And Save Money 24 Hour Service and Delivery Fuel Oil 12.9 - Runge Oil 15.9 330 Bradley Street 284-5406 Saco
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