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   Biddeford Journal (Newspaper) - August 16, 1966, Biddeford, Maine                                Weather SHOWERS (Complete Report on Page fwe) onrtttU VOL. 82, NO. 192 York Comity's LOCALnews Daily Since 1884 Our Numbers BtisifiMt Deptft, 289*962$ BIDDEFORD-SACO, MAINE, TUESDAY, AUGUST 16, 1966 Associated Press Witt Berries � PAGES ** PRICE TEN CENTsl Record Of GOP Is Cited PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Massachusetts LI. Gov. Elliot L. Richardson told Maine Republicans today th- is "the real party of the people and . in Masschusctts we have the record to prove it." Richardson cited the accomplishments of the Republican administration of Gov. John A. Volpe at a conference of Maine GOP legislators in Portland. The Massachusetts official said the GOP had promised t h e state's voters a six point pro gram and "has delivered on each one of the points." Richardson, candidate for attorney general, said Republicans have adopted programs toward efficiency in government, progress in education, aid for the needy, responsibility in taxation, highway Safety and development of natural resources. News At A Glance By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS VIET NAM U.S. planes set an oil depot afire near Haiphong. Monsoon rains hamper American pursuit of North Vietnamese troops in South Viet Nam's highlands. The House Committee on Un-American Activities prepares to defy a federal judge's order against its hearings on anti-Viet Nam war activities. The Senate faces a bipartisan effort to give President Johnson authority to call into service thousands now in the Ready Reserve. NATIONAL The New York Herald Tribune, heir to the journalistic legacy of Horace Greeley and James Gordon Bennett, is discontinued. Civil rights leaders send marchers into previously picketed Chicago areas today. Sen. Robert F. Kennedy maintains public silence as Frank O'Connor, New York City Council president, tightens his grip _on the Democratic nomination for governor of New York. Janet Paulos, who with her fiance, was shot down by the Austin sniper, prepares for her wedding. Says she, "we were some of the lucky ones." WASHINGTON Striking machinists receive details of a tentative agreement aimed at ending by Friday the shutdown of five major airlines. The Air Force pays off the Navy for the recovery of the hydrogen bomb off Spain last April. INTERNATIONAL Scotland Yard charges a 36-year-old unemployed man with the murder of three unarmed policemen. For the first time in its history,' the United Nations sends a mission to inspect a colony by invitation of the colonial power. Waterville Firm Closing Doors WATERVILLE (AP) - Some 200 employes are losing their jobs in the closing of the Waterville Woolen Co., which says it is shutting down its plant in a lew days because of lack of business. The company announcement Monday said it recently lost out on a government' contract for blankets and "civilian business is very slow." SEVEN young women consecrated their lives to the service of God and the church through the profession of the three vows of chastity, poverty and obedience d'.ip�r{ corc�inivf>s day at the provincial residence of the Sisters Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (Good Shepherd Sisters) al Bay View, Saco. Taking part in the ceremonies were left to right, Sister Kevin-Marie Parent (Van Buren); Sister Marie-Joetta St. Pierre (Lewiston); Sister Michael-Marie Oiielletie (Van Buren); Most Rev. Daniel J. Fecney, bishop of Portland diocese; Sister Dorothy-Marie Dauphin (Biddeford); Sister Donna Marie Kleiner (Pontiac, Mich); Sister Miriam-Luke Vachon (Lawrence, Mass.) and Sister Marie-Stephen St. Amand (Biddeford). Court Dismisse Rule Restrainin Panel Hearing ..WASHINGTON (AP) -A spe- Dist. Judge Howard Corcoran, cial three-judge court threw out Extra police were ordered- post-today the temporary restraining ed around the House office order against a hearing by the building should House Committee on Un-Ameri can Activities. The ruling was announced seconds before 10 a.m., when the hearings into demonstrations against the Viet Nam war were scheduled to open. The special court said, however, that it would consider at any time a request for a hearing about the matter. Attorneys for the American Civil Liberties Union which had sought the order against the committee hearings and had won the first round, conferred immediately to consider their next step. The special three-judge court said it dissolved the temporary restraining order which had been granted by a District court judge Monday, because there was "no finding of irreparable damage as required by the statute." Rep. Joe R. Pool, D-Tex., acting chairman of the committee, said it would meet as scheduled despite Monday's order by U.S. Sky hawks Evade MIG Fire, Damage Train's Boxcars State Sales Tax Increase Noted AUGUSTA (AP) - The Bureau of Taxation reported Monday that revenue from the state sales tax: was 5.8 per cent higher in June, based on May sales, than in the corresponding month Of 1965. The four per cent tax on instate sales returned $3.57 million compared to $3.39 million in June, 1965, while use taxes on fiurchases of items out of state or use in Maine, rose by 4.4 per cent, bringing in $669,000. SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) -Two MIG17 fighters loosed 37mm cannon fire at four U.S. Navy A4 Skyhawks which were attacking a train 70 miles south of Hanoi today, but the heavily laden Skyhawks took evasive action and none were damaged, the U.S. Command announced. The light attack bombers, from the carrier Oriskany, were reported to have damaged four boxcars of the train. Though each is ordinarily armed with two 20 mm cannon and various rockets, a spokesman said they did not fire back at the Soviet-built MIGs. He said the 680-mile-an-hour Skyhawks are a shade slower and were in no position at the time for a successful fight. The four were operating without the normal top cover by Phantoms or Thunderchiefs. The encounter came the farthest south that enemy jets are known to have ventured in the war. American pilots have reported the  destruction of 17 MIGs. The enemy fighters have shot down fivg U.S. planes. Most of the previous aerial battles with Communist MIGs have occurred north and north west of Hanoi, the North. Vietnamese capital. The dogfight followed a day of near-record pounding of targets in North Viet Nam by U.S. fighter-bombers. Navy, Air Force and Marine planes flew 133 missions Monday against the Communist north, hitting 17 oil storage depots and other targets, most of them in the Haiphong area and the southern panhandle. The strikes approached the record of 139 missions flown against the north earlier this month. *   *    * In South Viet Nam, ground action dwindled to light and scattered fighting. Even in the central highlands where a big scrap appeared to be shaping up, no contact had been reported since noon Monday. Air Force B52 bomb�rs struck today at suspected Viet Cong storage sites and troop concen trations 75 miles northwest of Saigon in War Zone C near the Cambodian border. In the dogfight, the Navy planes from the carrier Oriska ny were attacking a North Vietnamese train about 20 miles northeast of Thanh Hoa when the MIGs pounced on them. The spokesman said the Navy bombers damaged four boxcars before they left the scene. He said the Navy planes did not fire on the MIGs. The encounter lasted only a few minutes. In Monday's raids (he spokesman said, Navy planes scored destructive hits on two oil dumps and damaged others. ' Skyhawks from the Oriskany hit the Tuc Tranh petroleum area three miles southeast of Thanh Hoa. The Navy said pilots scored direct hits with 500-pound and 1,000-pound bombs. Flames leaped 300 feet, and heavy black smoke rose 6,000 feet and was visible for 30 miles, pilots reported. Another flight of Skyhawks from the Oriskany struck an oil I storage area northwest of Haiphong. Pilots reported their bombs produced a large orange fireball that rose 1,500 feet and a pall of dark gray smoke covered the area. Overall in the raids Monday, pilots reported they destroyed or damaged 39 barges, 13 bridges, 65 military storage buildings, 19 trucks and four antiaircraft gun positions. In another development, Gen William C. Westmoreland, American military commander in Viet Nam, ordered all his commanders to take all possible steps to cut. Vietnamese civilian casualties to a minimum. Westmoreland's directive fol lowed a scries of mistaken U. S or allied bombings on Vietnamese villagers during the past week. Since last Tuesday, three incidents of apparently mistaken attacks on villagers were re ported. In a fourth incident, U. S. Air Force planes attacked a (Continued on Page Two) Tourism Has Placed Smiles On Faces Of Areas Businessmen Today's Chuckle No matter how long you nurse a grudge, it won't fet better, M, WRR Gen. Fea. Corp.) Hard - working Chamber of Commerce officials in this area have seen the results of their fall, winter and spring publicity campaigns come to full flower this summer of 1966. Of course, they have had help from the weatherman who treated this section of the state to one of the nicest summers in recent years. For tourists, that is. The Maine farmer has had a long wait between rainy days. The tourists have come in droves, stayed for longer periods than in previous years and spent their money. Clayton Cartmill, executive secretary of the Biddeford-Saco Qhamber, expressed his pleas ure with the season thus far and said it has been "very, very good." He said local merchants are enjoying one of their finest seasons and credited good advertis ing with bringing in customers, Cartmill said the "moonlight madness" sales on Thursday nights and August Dollar Days were well publicized and pro- SUMMER COAL PRICES In Effect June 1 To August 31 FILL UP NOW AND SAVE BIDDEFORD & SACO COAL & OIL COMPANY 99 Cleaves Street - 283-365$ - Biddeford motcd and were instrumental in bringing people to the area. *   *      # Cartmill gave credit to the Old Orchard Beach Chamber of Commerce for its "Travel, Newspaper and TV Editors" weekend. He said a great deal of publicity was gained for this area from the chamber's releases and pictures about the event. Because of foreight on the part of visitors to this area in making reservations last spring, no one was stranded without a room, Cartmill said. This fact was all the more remarkable because for a few weeks, all motels, hotels and other tourist accomodations were filled to capacity. Down at Old Orchard Beach Hiram Parish, executive secretary of that town's chamber of commerce, said this summer marked the first timo he has been "no vacancy" signs in trailer parks in that community. Parish praised police and lifeguards for their work with the record - breaking crowds. He said business in July was up about 10 per cent over last year's for the same period. "Not one complaint yet," Parish said, speaking of local businessmen. When asked where the bulk of the tourists came from, Parish replied most were from Quebec. "There were more per sons from the Quebec area this year than in other years." *   *    * Everything in the resort town was booming. Restaurants and other eating places were crowded. Stands on the pier did flourishing business. The churches were filled to overflowing. In an attempt to ease the situation on Sunday mornings, masses were said in the high school gymnasium to ac comodate the throngs of vacationers, Parish said. Many of the tourists in Biddeford were Canadians but Cartmill said there was a good representation from other states in the union. He said more people were travelling this year and attributed this to WANTED! MACHINISTS AND MACHINE OPERATORS  TOP PAY    OVERTIME PERMANENT EMPLOYMENT APPLY IN PERSON OR CALL ... ATLANTIC PRECISION PRODUCTS Smith Street 283-3878 Biddeford good advertising. "The good weather was a bonus," he said. The big trend into Maine seemed to start on July l, Do minion Day in Canada. Cartmill said chamber of commerce offices in the state work together to assist the tourists and all work with the Maine Publicity Bureau to at tract visitors lo the state. Services performed by C. of C personnel include giving out information about road conditions, (this is done on a year-round basis), data on auctions, and in Biddeford and Saco, information about summer theater bills are often requested. Community maps, slate maps and calendars of events which take place from June to Sep tember are tourist aids prepar ed by the state and local agen^ cies. The summer season is nearly ended and the tourists are returning to their homes but in chamber of commerce offices throughout the state, plans for next summer already are being discussed. DANCE For Teen Agers Only! Rochambeau Club 329 South Street, Biddeford Wednesday August 17, 24 & 31 7:30 P.M. to 11:30 P.M. Music By The "Battle of Bands" Winner "THE ID" cese of Chicago, said the confer there by * * be any peace demonstrations groups. * The committee was advised of the court's finding, and went ahead with its proceedings - which it had said it would do in any case. Monday, Dist. Judge Howard F. Corcoran granted the ACLU application for the restraining order and for a special three-judge court to consider the constitutional question of the establishment of the committee. A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals held an unusual night hearing on the government's appeal. Rep. Joe R. Pool, D-Tex., acting chairman, had said the committee would go ahead despite the court order. Extra police were ordered posted around the House office building to guard against any demonstrations by peace groups. Several of the witnesses sub-poened to appear before the committee were at the court building awaiting the decision. They included Dr. Allen M. Krebs and Walter D. Teague III, both of New York Cityv who were the plaintiffs in the suit brought by the ACLU. *   *   * As the hearing opened, Pool charged that the accusation against the committee that it is trying to suppress dissent on the Viet Nam issue "is nothing but a red herring dragged into these proceedings in an attempt to cover the trail of persons and groups who have worked to aid forces with which the United States is now engaged in large scale, open hostilities " Marches Will Be Expanded By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Civil rights leaders say the marches into white neighbor hoods of Chicago will be expanded and "will continue until Negroes can move into housing wherever they choose." The promised continuation of the demonstrajtions came from Albert A. Rab'y, convenor of the Coordinating Council of Community Organizations, at a rally Monday night. Eight groups of marchers are to go into previously picketed areas today-three going to Jefferson Park, a Northwest Side neighborhood, and five going to downtown   locations   including the Chicago Real Estate Board.   .,.,T,.T_-rtXT /tn>. Planning continued for a WASHINGTON (AP) - The summit meeting on housing Air Force has paidi off the Navy Wednesday The Rt. Rev. for that splendid bit of fishing James W. Montgomery, bishop for a hydrogen bomb off Spain coadjutor of the Episcopal Dio- last April. cerned largely with overt acts] not mere expressions of opitt} ions." "Aiding an enemy of youij country in time of war has ways been regarded as trea-j son," he said, "Sending aid, oi attempting to send aid, to ar enemy of the United States is at overt act, it is not mere dis-j sent." That also applies, he said, to obstructing movements armed forces personnel anc supplies, impairing morale and discipline, and organized propaj gandizing for the government of Noth Viet Nam or the Viet Cong. He said Congress has to sider special measures because "we are dealing with a war " uation today, but under suet conditions that our wartime treason and certain other stat^ utes are not operable." "This  committee recognizes the right of every citizen to agree with and criticize both the domestic and foreign policies of the United States government,'! Pool said. "It does not believej however, that the Constitutor, gives any citizen, in a time actual, though undeclared war! the right to assist the enemies^ of this  country - either   b sending aid to them in any forr or in any way sabotaging the movement  or   supply  of   its armed forces." , Corcoran, acting on a suit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on be| half of two of 13 persons suM poenaed by the committee, isJ sued a temporary restraining' order forbidding the hearing. H� blocked the subpoenas and diJ rected that a three-judge federj al court be convened to consider constitutional questions raised by the suit. The Justice Department, Pool "devoted much of his ing on behalf of the committee opening statement to asserting promptly asked a three-judg that "these hearings are con-    (Continned on Page Two) Air Force Pays Off\ For Bomb Rescue A Pentagon spokesman said ence was called to discuss open today the settlement came to housing-not to seek an end to $5.34  million,  which  the Air the marches which have led to Force paid the Navy by check violence on many occasions.        m" " '"* In New Orleans, a federal appeals court reversed the convictions of two Negroes who have been in solitary confinement on death row for 13 years-a modern record. * * * In another of its landmark decisions, the 5th U. S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Edgar Labat and Clifton A. Poret, both of New Orleans, did not get a fair trial because Negroes were excluded from the trial jury. The case was the last of eight in which appeals court set out to "shape guidelines for selection of grand juries and trial juries in Southern states. Labat and Poret, convicted of raping a white woman, are subject to, reindictment. In Washington, Senate Republican Leader Everett M. Dirk-sen said the problem of racial discrimination  in  housing  re-       --        ---- - - � _   - quires   more  study.   He  told After all, it was an Air Force    -   � '  bomb, signed for by the pilot of newsmen he had spent a week end poring over the House passed civil rights bill and is as convinced as ever that its open housing section is unconstitu tional. In New York, it was an nounced that Stokely Carmi chael, chairman of the "black po\ver"-oriented Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, has been named to an international panel which will put the United States "on trial" for its Viet Nam policies. The announcement was made on behalf of Lord Bertrand Russell who originally announced the "war crimes tribunal" that will meet in France in November. In New Orleans, U.S. Dist. Judge Herbert W. Christenberry reprimanded Leander Perez and threatened for a second time to cite the segregation leader for contempt of court. The judge issued the warning during the third day of a hearing on a suit to desegregate schools in Perez's Plaquemines Parish. Perez said he wanted to read certain letters because he didn't think the* judge would see them otherwise. Christenberry warned him to quit suggesting that the judge would not consider all the evidence. After hearing closing arguments, the judge delayed his ruling but said he is bound by law to order integration of the public schools in the parish, a segregation stronghold. This "may be a decent wage for hauling up a supervaluabre hydrogen bomb from 2,500 feet deep in the Mediterranean Sea. It comes out to around $65,000 a day, considering that the nuclear device was missing for 80 days after it was dropped from a disintegrating B52. The approved billing isn't a great deal more than the $5 million claim posted against the U.S. government by lawyers for Spanish fisherman Simo Orts, proclaimed as "the hero of the recovery" by U.S. Ambassador Angier Biddle Duke. Orts saw the parachute floating the bomb after the B52 and a KC135 tanker collided. He told authorities it went thataway. * * * It remained for tho Navy to haul it up after an extensive sea bottom search. By joint service agreement, the Air Force was obliged to pay for the cost of recovery. what the United States called training flight. Actually, this was one of thi daily flights by nuclear bombj equipped planes the Uniter States keeps airborne - just CHSC The cost of recovery, spokesman said, included billing for the special equipment thr was used and other "out < pocket expenses." But nol figured in was the cost of norl mal operation of 15 or so naval ships nor salaries for scores o| naval personnel who particij pated in the seahunt. I At the end of the fiscal year] the spokesman said, the Air Force came across with tml check which covered these mal jor items: J Oceans Systems Inc. - whicB leased the shallow-water opera! ting submersible, the Cubmar| ine - $1.84 million. Aluminaut, the deep-watei submersible which, with th* Navy's snub-nosed Alvin, played a key role in locating the bomj on the murky sea floor, $585,O0(* The Mizar, an oceanographid research ship, $150,000. I The surveying ship Dutton| $348,000. . That amounts to about $2.91 million, which leaves an unexj plained balance of about $2.' million - "out of pocket e* the B52 before he took off on penses," you know._ Striking Mechanics Get Details Today WASHINGTON (AP) - Striking mechanics receive today details of a tentative agreement aimed at ending by Friday the shutdown of five major airlines. The idled airlines said they could resume some flights this weekend if the agreement is approved by the strikers at meetings across the nation Friday. The strike is now in its 40th day. P. L. (Roy) Siemiller, president of the AFL-CIO International Association of Machinists, called the settlement, reached about dawn Monday, "the best ever in one set of negotiations by any union." Details of the contract were to remain secret until the 35,400 strikers received a letter from Siemiller in which he said he recommended ratification of the agreement reached with the airlines - Eastern, National, Northwest, Trans World and United. . Iuformed sources said, however, the contract was a three-year package worth about $90 millioa r- an estimated 8 per cent ists. increase for the machii *   *   * This would mean a $1 pel hour increase over three yearl for top mechanics now earninJ $3.52 per hour plus benefits thai bring the total to $4 per hour. P The agreement is believed also to contain a cost-of-livinj wage escalator clause, a kej union demand. Lack of such clause reportedly was instri mental in union rejection of &i agreement   negotiated   undel White House auspices July 29 The White House had no cot ment on the new agreement. Officials believe another rei son for the 3-1 vote against thj first agreement was lack of derstanding of its provisions. In an effort to get a speedj ratification of the July 29 agree ment only terse telegrams wer sent to the locals and the voti was taken two days later. This time, however, Siemill' mailed personal letters to a striking  union  members whom the headquarters bad a tUuunueU on rage tbiw   

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