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   Newport Daily News (Newspaper) - August 12, 1969, Newport, Rhode Island                                Weather Wednesday Sun Rises Sets high A.M. P.M. Low A.M. P.M. Monday's Temperatures high 80 low 68. Local Forecast Fair and cool tonight, lows (lie 6fl's. Tomorrow lair, hlghl near SO. Genlle variable winds tonight. (Detailed. Report on Page 2) ESTABLISHED 1846 124 NO. 187 R. i., TUESDAY, AUGUST 36.PAGES Home Delivery 60 cents weekly PKICE TEN CENTS FAREWELL APPEARANCE Young singers who have delighted local, audiences during vocal programs of New- port Music Festival make final appearance at connoisseur at The Breakers Saturday nighl. Singing quartet number are soprano; Rose Wildes, mezzo- soprano; David Griffith, tenor; and Wayne Turnage, bass. Seated in back wailing their 'turn are Ivanka Mybal, mezzo soprano; Barbara Shuttlcw'orlh, soprano; and Gene West, tenor. (Daily'News Photo) Sponsbvs Cover Deficit Oassieal Music Will Return By T. CURTIS FORBES .While it is -uncertain :'l h a't there will be another-'Newport Jazz or "Folk-: Festival -here next-year, season of the Newport-Music. Festival 'is assured.' The music -ID-day event devoted to a revival -of romantic was" heralded as an artistic" success and-cre- ated a deficit smaller than-had_ been anticipated. The deficit wa's: by the sponsors of.lhe'fesiival, the E.I. port, meeting Saturday-'-in-the; .-of; M rs. tfUIiifm.C, ;.Langley., da lion pr'e.'si d Th e '.de c'ision' I wa j'; tea- during of: the night- in" the 'great hall Breakers.. Most of the audience; s 'in foim'al wear and went oh fo a reception :al Vernon Court.Hall after the' concert.' Mrs. thanked -per- sons who Had helped the.festu vai and announced that1, plans ,for-, next year's festival will be- gin at once. Basically- next year's festival will follow the 'same format: small' concerts in 'The Elms, The Breakers and Marble House, as in Ihis year's festi- val. There was a question whether -Foil Adams, which has been proposed as a 'site for larger concerts, will be next summer. -.Following.the final concert, Gjeh Sauls, the foundation's general director, said he w a s pleased "wilh Ihe way the festi- val ivent. Sauls .was assistant artistic'" administrator, at Ihe Metropolitan Opera before as- ready 01 suming his position here. [dale- an .As. a'staff member of" the Met. he was aware of Ihe suc- cess' of.the m'arria'ge -of -the chamber-ensembles in the ele- gant- rooms of maintained by tlie! Preservation Society of Newport County. That to i light Hwd- years promo: ler'of-lhe Newport1 Jazz a nd Folk Festivals, presented an Opera Festival featuring the Metropolitan' Opera. foimula for Ihe recent- festival was un- questionable success, but wheth- er or not it would work in Fort Adams, exposed 16 the elemenls of fog, rain and humidify, is a question- Even having Ihe recent con-, certs-indoors did not prevent dampness, from' affecting the instruments lo such an exlent that some of (he.rolls of the mechanical piano were unable to be used, and a violin -came unglued. The uncertainty of weather conditions almost demands that the musical events be held in an al least a semi ..enclosed location, such "as- is done at Tanglswood in the The festival also raised other questions such as whether the halls where it has been held are large enough to accommo- audiencfc sufficient to cover the cost of the operation. Capacity of-the Greal Hall at The Breakers is 400 persons The Elms and Marble House accommodate only 200 persons each. On the plus side, Ihe. attitude of the musicians wilh respec to playing'in (lie large'houses was favorable. Following the announcement there will be.an {Continued on Page 3) The Newport Restoration; foundation has come under at-' ack by a Fair Welfare organi- er for allegedly removing low-- income housing from an already icarce housing market. In a -10 page report, Robert Mien, a 22 old'welfare ights worker, charged oundalion. which is many old colonial homes, with 'moving in and taking a large number of low income units iff the market..This creates a greater scarcity and thus serves o drive up'rents." Against this background, Co-. lan.also charged the ion with high pressure actics in forcing tenants o u t if their homes. John Perkins Brown, director if the foundation, was unavail- able for comment today. The report, Cohen said, was compiled through information received -from the city dork's, fficei tax assessor's office and ntrrviews. It stales that since last aulirmh the foundation had jqught 43 pieces of property for Cohen said 24 families and 41 individuals have been removed Tom their homes by' Ihe foun- dation. There are 21 .others liv- ing in houses owned by the foundation. In five cases he alleged, "fam- ilies were put under extreme pressure to move. Although families have been evicted in the -sense that they were put out on'1 Ihe'street, some have received eviction notices (rom the sheriff" Beyond the treatment of ten- anls, Colien stated the founrta' Folk. "Fes'tival'F-ield ivill- be. available'for music festi- vals at least another Isreal Siperstein, as- sislanl. to the .state public works director, disclosed this, m'orning.'. TJie announcement follow- ed reports that festival pro- ducer is look- ing for anolhcr site for the famed'festivals. The pro- ducer is looking for a site in the Soatti County area. Although he w ants to move, "Wcin has said he "can'I-until; the., state con-, condemns the present site. Following.condemnation, the state is-.'expected to''assist in-moving costs of the struc-' lures at Ihe field. Siperslein said the .-pro- perty probably will be con- demned before the .'end; of Ihe year, bul thaU.stait: of construction could Uke'sev- eral months. The stage: area at the' field is in Ihe path of the Newport Bridge ac- cess highway. 128 Towns Hit By Shells 14 Red Attacks End Battlefield Lull SAIGON (AP) Enemy troops shattered Ihe long baltifl field lull early today, shelling 1 82 allied towns and bases across Vietnam. The -Viet Cong and North Vienamese followed up ft'ilh ground attacks oh al- lied positions iii the streets of two important towns north of Saigon. While the enemy'was reported in retreat on some fronts, a U.S. Army brigade base camp.' at Quart Loi, 65 miles north of Sai- gon, came under 'rocket snd morlar attack late tolay, A spokesman for Gcn...Cveign- ton W, Abrams, commander, of U.S. forces in Vietnam, said: "It's probably Ihe start of their, fall campaign but there is no in- dication how long they'll be able to sustain it. e if it's anything more than a high point so far." One of Hie sharpest battles broke out at a' U.S. artillery base blocking infiltration roules from Canibodia to Tay Ninh. miles northwest of Saigon; The base was hit with 4DO.rounds al rickets, mortars and rocket- propelled grenades. U.S.' artillery fired back, and in .the balllc 54 North Viet- namese and 9 Americans.were 'killed in (he' hour-long fight, field reports said. Thirty-nine Americans were wounded. The biggest enemy push came in an area near the Cambodian border north of Saigon. There about from two or.three divisons at- tacked a dozen American bases around An' Loc. s provincial capital 60 miles north ol Saigon; Loc 'Ninh! 10 miles farther north; and Quan Loi four miles northeast of An Loc. Military spokesmen said the Communist command had planned fo use more men, but mpie Ihan 100 B52 strikes dur- ing the past five days along the Cambodian border and the don- bljng of allied.strength there to men disrupted some ene- my units trying to move inlo at- lack position. Tlie spokesmen said (he ene iny's aim was to seize An Lot Loc Ninh or Quan.Loi, even i only for a short lime, and estab- lish a de facto provisional revo- lutionary government for propaganda victory. "This one we definitely were ready said one officer. "There allack -was broken up before it really got going. Pris- (Cohtinued on Page 2) Fuel Shortage Threatened Moon-Landing, Claim 'Nauts SPACE CENTER, Houston II aslronauls Neil A. Armstrong and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr. reported today they were dangerously low on fuel as they neared the moon and said quick action by ground conlrolr lers enabled Ihem lo make a safe landing. were very concerned about running low on Armstrong told a news confer- ence, the firsllpublic report on the historic mission. "We had lo chan.ee the land- ing poiul because ol the crater and were quile close lo our legal limit on Ihe com- mander reported. Armstrong said il he nad forced to hunt another 15 or 20 seconds for' a smooth landing point, the landing attempt would liavo heen aborUd. Armstrong and Aldrin de- scribed their final de- scent to Ihe moon on July .1 bair-ralsing 12 miuulei during which computer alarms flashed and they had to take manual conlrol to avoid crashing in the rock-filled cralcr. "I Ihink we pretty well under- stand what caused these pro- gram Aldrin said. "II was the fact Ihsl Ihe computer was in a process of solving the landing problem and al Ihc same time we had l.he rendez- vous radar In a-powered up con- dilion and this tended to add a additional (o the com- puler operation i The rendezvous radar was] keeping track oi Michael: Col- lins, orbiting overhead in' the command ship. It told us for a brief Inslant the computer was reaching a point of being overprogrammed or having loo many jobs waiting for it lo Aidrin added, "Un- fortunately, it came at a point when we did not want to be trying lo solve these particular problems, We wauled lo be able to look oul window antl Iden- tity features so (hat we could pinpoint the "We realized we had 2 possi- ble 'abort situation to contend Armstrong said. "Bul our procedure throughout was lo always try to keep going as lorfg as we could so we could by- pass these types of problems." Control the astronauts to slop asking the computer to dis- play landing Information. In- slead, Ihe ground passed up the information in a series of dra- matic Go's." We really have lo give the credit lo the cunlrol center in this Armstrong said. "They were really Ihe people who really came through and helped us and said, which Is what we wanted to hear." But AfmsHronit alone had to fly away from the menacing crater, "I had no difficulty climbing down Ihc ladder In Ihc iaicl Armstrong, (lie iirsl nian to set foot on Ihe moon July 20. "We had no problem operat- ing." Aldrin, who followed Arm- strong by 20 minutes, said: "We found out mobility on Ihc surface better tlian we had an- ticipated. We found that standard loping technique, one foot in front of another, was the best way to get around." "Kangaroo fashion, two feel it s lime, also worked, hut not is he said. "We found we had to aulicipale two to hrce steps ahead on the moon, compared with one or two steps on earth." Armstrong, Alrtrin and Mi- chael Collins, who orbited the moon while his companions ex- plored below, lold the story Iheir historic flight al a news conference today. They had been released Sunday from (Continued CD Page 12) Low-Rental Shortage Laid To Restorations communities'. He says the foun- dation was causing fear and resentment in the Point, "d u e to the g e n era 1 mysler.v sur- rounding the foundation snd the high handed way in which it operates." He cited the case of a home, owner who vsold land Fo an in- dividual not connected with the foundation. "When the house ended up in the NflF hind six months later, the. previous own- er was very angry.1' The report made three pro- posals: -That the NRK fully explain lo all interested people what it is doing and -what it inlmds lo do. -That the NHF remove no more tenants.until 'each has found adequate housing' which he considers suitable.and ade qualc at equilavent cost to his present housing; and that if necessary, the NRF help t h n tenant to find suitable housing. for each low-income housing unit taken'off the in a i-- kctl the NRF create low-income housing unit. Cohen urged a meeting of the minds in alleviatjng the alleged situation caused by the founda- tion. if the process of d i s c u s s ion and negotiation should Cohen staled, "there is legal recourse avail- able lo concerned Under the general laws of Jihode Island, under 'V h i eh the foundation was incqrpera'-. ed. a non-business opora'ion may not hold in excess of 000, Cohen said. He s-jid the foundation owns property as- sessed at In his -report Cohen recog- nized that the foundation "is do- ing valuable work in beautify- ing Newport and increasing property values." "However at the 'sa.me time, many people, primarily low income people who are hil the hardest by the housing are being displaced and- find it difficult, if not impossible find suitable housing" he.said. Cohen said he has delivered a copy of Ills report lo the city- Council for consideration at to- morrow night's meeting. ..He said he will, send the' governor a copy. Ferry Ffireitiell -I i Gov! Lichl' will sigh 'pv't-r t he .ferryboat Newport lo- the Pawtupk'ol >lo--' 'morrow at aim. in'hij. office.' The ferryboat will one more.run' and that "ill'' be Ib ils final destination in" Pan'tu'ckctj where it" .become part of Ihe.1 Paw-v tucket JI ode 1'Cities pro-, gram.-'1 Rhode Island Already Ahead i y Of Nixon's Standards Liclit PROVI.DENCE President Nixon's proposals for modifying the nation's welfare program "cannot be considered a giant step forward for. Ijhode Island or other progress Gqv. Frank ,Licht said today. These he'Taid, "have tion had an effect on entire already gone far beyond the in- Landlords Charged With Unsafe Housing V'.- V. Wpo'rl. land-'. broughUagainst Aj Howard in District pleaded innocent to- charges' of failing" to main- tain minimum h o u s i n. g standards. They we re leascd.u n d e r bail be-. fore Judge Arthur J. Sulli- van. Charged with failing- to1 provide a safe, unob; structed means of egress leading to a safe and open space al ground level at 77 B u r n s i d e Avc. was Dr. Lewis Arnow of 33 Bull St. The same charge was fora" Ave.'He is the owner of a house al 77 Gaifield St, -Two .t h a-r.p e s. against- Frederick M. Gillies of 31 Chanriing St. were failing lo .provide unob- structed means of egress, leading to a and open space al ground Icvpl. arid failing to provide fire es- capes directly accessible to each apartment at 21- Hsll St. The cases were continued to Aug.. 22, adqeuale minimum.levels pro- posed by the .President.' The governor said in, a. state- ment he plans to advise Presi- dent Nixon'of-his objeciioris-and call "upon Rhode Island congressional lelegation. lo "make- a concerted effort ,fo slrengthen and extend the Pres- ident's program so that it will benefit the greatest possible extent.the people of Rhode Is- land." In his nationally televised ad- dress .last Friday, Nixon posed-a. minimum .welfare pay- ment ot family oE four- an. unrestricted Sharing of funds "with the slates. The revenue sharing proposal, bicht a concept. long advocated by. the. slates which find themselves increasingly hardpressed lo 'meet the ever- spiralling cost of public services and. continually hampered by the complex federal regulalion's governing the allocation of fed-, eral money." 'The governor said he hopes that more than the proposed billion'.can be; made available for this'program; Licht, director, niost of his comments toward, the minimum velfare proposal. Rhode Islanl provides "about. for the family, of four re- eiving assistance, Licht said, and is "making orts" 'to develop, effective day :ave programs.; "The President's will' have their greatest', effect, not on, states ucii as- hours, but on thos'C tales which hcrcofore have not met Iheir public welfare respon-; ibilitics as Is-. governor said.. "1 hope that- efforts will" ma'de'tp more fully compensate.; such; stales1 as ours 'and IHat-'af. ..'iil-lw.rcquifed.-scniiaf'llie-dis-- parity1? bet wien level of assist' ance .in Ihe various'-slates will be corrected." he .added.- 'or c'xample, he Island provides about pe> month' for' each individual in welfare family while Missipjil' allols. "Therefore, t am -very disap- pointed in the obvious fiscal in- sufficiency'of these programsi1' Lichl said, "Their unequal im- iact on the'various stales and heir apparent disregard of the depth and variety of .the nalion'i social CAR HITS TOUCH, UPSETS Overturned auto operated by Arthur Costa Jr., of NcV Bedford, traveled 30 feet from curb after striking the porch at home of Robert Sullivan of 575 Spring St. Auto narrowly missed truck parked in driveway but struck an auto parked in an ad-, Joining driveway owned by Daniel Bolhouse_of 573 Spring st, (Daily News-Photo) Driver III; Auto Bits Rolls Over i A New Bedford, .Mass., msn.lhankcrdiiof. According lo po-j taken ill while driving his aulo jnn Morion Avenue' at Spring Street Saturday, struck the porch of a Iwo story house. The car overturned on its roof and landed in.Ihe yard on-lop of hedges bordering the prop- erly. Arthur Costa Jr., 38, was operating easl on Morion lice, Cosla was ill before marie the lurn onto Spring Streel. .into ov'orluitied side, After making Ihe turn noiib van property. ifeet from Ihe edge of Ihe curb, and l.imled on its on lop ot hedges bordering Ihe. Sulli ilslauio by Kayniond Coyne of 1QS Connection Si. anci.Evlord Slos- opcraiine easi on .iiuuuu ci-.-i Avenue at when her, slopped at Spring Street. Wit-', on Spring Streel, he crossed in- lo the south bound lane, mounted the curb and struck the porch at the home of. Mrs. Robert Sullivan of 575 Spring slopped al Spring nesses said ho looked wn wiping with heard a bang, and when I a onl Ihc car w.ns on its adjoining driveway was hit, was Sullivan, said. Costi was pulied from The auto narrowly Mary Boucher, of 577 Spring St., and missed a truck owned by Robert Sulli- van, parked in the yard. The aulo of Daniel C. Bolhousc of 573 Spring St., parked in, an her ot 51 Wcbiler St., the (Ire Department bclors Rcscut Wagon arrived. He was taken missed to Newport Hospital by the rescue wagon where he w 3 treated and released. Damage to the porch and hedges w t s estimated at more than The Costa auto was wrnckcd. Damage to the Bolhouse >uto ,vss more I h in   

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