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   Newport Daily News (Newspaper) - August 15, 1969, Newport, Rhode Island                                Weather DiUa Saturday Sun RUes Sell high A.M. I'.M. Low A.M. P.M. Thursday's TcmperJlurei high 81 low 70 Local. Forecast Fair (onlglil low near 70. Sat- urday generally Mr anil warm, thunder In afternoon. (Detailed Report on Page 2; ESTABLISHED 184G VOL. 124 NO. 190 NEWPORT, R. I., FBIDAY, AUGUST 15, 1909 20 PAGKS 60 cer.ls weeW PRICK TEX CENTS COUHT CHANGE NEARS Judge Arthur J. Sullivan, left, who has presided, over First District Court for 28 years, soon will retire inder reorganization of slate's district courts. He will be replaced by Paul J. Del Nero, right, who has been clerk and associate Judge since May, 1958. (Daily. News Photo) Judge Sullivan Out; Licht Acts Monday V i Judge Arthur J. Sullivan expects to retire" next month "after 23 years on the First District Court bench. He said today he requested retirement after, a reorganiza- tion law provided for relire- ijjneni at full-pay for judges with more than 20 years of; service. "Hiis pay is con- siderably less than the. n e w salaries, which are expected'to Officials it the Stale House in Providence would not con- f i r m r e p' o r t s of Judge Sullivan's retirement and ol the appointment of Assistant Judge Paul Del Nero to re- place him. Judge Sullivan, in- making plans for his court retirement, said he will remain1 active in other fields. He will make him- self available for civil court, as provided in the statute, but doesn't want. fo" try criminal Toward MIAMI (AP) Hurricane'Ca: mille, her-'winds up to a howling 100 mites a'rr hour snrt growing stronger, thrashed slowly .to- ward-Cuba today and posed a threat to Florida: and the high- ly-exposed chain of Florida Keys. where the harvest of the two big money crops, tobac- co and sugar, is in "full swing get the full brunt of the most dangerous Atlantic sloi'm of 1859, said Dr. Bobert H. Simpson, .chief of the National Hurricane Center. "It's too early to tell what part of Florida or how many.of the Keys will be Simpson said, "but some of the Key! will have to batten down." mid-morning, Camille's forward motion had slowed con- fiderably and the slorm's center was near Latitude 20.9 .Xorlh, Longitude 83.9 West. But Ca- mille's fury had Intensified greatly. he plans to continue his private law practice alter Sept. 15, when he 'expects to re- tire from the bench. He is .a the boards of t h e Redwood Library, the Preserv- ation Society and the-Savings Bank of Newport, snd is i vice president of the Newport .Elec- trical .Corp. He hopes lo get in the great storms, or it could rise, and in intensity as Gladys did last year." moved' ashore near Clearwaleron.the Florida West Coast said it "can- not .be determined the course Cimille will follow. Gales and-rains up to 10 inch- es were expected to baiter Cuba from end fo end.. Getting the worst of the blow- will be Ihe world famed crops of fine tobac- co grown in the western end of Ihe island. But forecasters said sugar, Fidel Castro's main- source ol hard currency for world trade, also would be hard-hit. The big production is.in Eastern Cuba. As forecasters concentrated on tracking Camille, a new dis- iirbance out in ;he Atlantic Ocean. An ESSA 8 satellite picture re- vealed that a tropical wave whicli moved off Africa last She was still south ol Ihe Isle Monday hart developed cyclone ol Pines, once an infamous po- litical pvison now converted lo a school where to 10.000 Cu- ban youths are indoctrinated in communism and sludy agricul- ture. ''Tins is still a young, imma- ture Simpson said. "In this stale of development, it could go on to become one ol characteristics and was lashing a large area of the Atlantic with gale winds. The disturbance, centered near Latitude 14 north, Longi- tude-42.0 than miles east of San Juan, Puerto Rico, urobably become Tropical Storm the Weathed Bureau said. Judge Sullivan said forward to his with great relief and added; "Iddn't know whether to -congratulate or commiserate -w-i-t'h-'the.-nesv The new. mail will Paul Del 'has'betri :cdurt clerk and. associate." judge :f or years. The governor's office to- day an a'nnouncement-'on. full reorganization of the :-Di.i: .rict Courts probably: will "be made Monday. i Reds' Nightly Shellings Dip; New 'High Point' Is Forecast SAIGO.V (AP) U.S. mill- Wry spokesmen said today they anticipate Vicl Cons and North Vietnamese attacks will contin- ue at their present level of 20 to 40 a nigtit, then shoot up to an- other "high point" before Sept. headquarters reported 41 enemy rocket and mortar at- .atks and eight ground fights 'rom 8 a.m. Thursday to 8 a.m :oday, with 78 of the enemy killed in the ground action U.S. casualties were 11 killed and 88 wounded, the command said, while-South Vietnamese ties were described as More than 150 allied bases and towns'Were hit with' rockel. mortar and ground attacks ear- ly Tuesday, in what-'the U.S. Command considers the first "high Communist command's (alt campaign. Since then, the attacks have dropped off -gradually to be- tween id and 40 a night, a U.S spokesman said and they "are expected.to remain at that level for awhile. U.S; analysis expect the next "high'point" slightly in advance of .Sept. 2 because that is Ihc 24th anniversary. o( Ho Chi Minh's proclamation of tlie inde- pendence of Vietnam. The Vicl Cong said today it lad launched "a new and ex- rcmcly hard-hilling offensive of MJnishmenl" and promised that t would continue on an inter-- millent "lightning strike" basis. The Viet Cong's Liberation Radio said the new offensive was designed to "show our iron will that the longer the Ameri- cans prolong their war. a! aggression the more they will bleril and die." The broadcast claimed "mas- sive victories" earlier this week in "our new offensive of simul- taneous lishtnins attacks" and said Viet Cong forces "will un- flinchingly go forward with sim- ilar simultaneous lightening al- lack and will develop to the full- est enlarged guerrilla warfare." U.S. spokesmen said the heav- iest ground fiehtina continued fo be along the Cambodian border north of Saigon U.S. intelli- gence officers estimate there are to 5.000 North Viet- namese troops in the area and say (hey are trying to seize.con- trol at least temporarily of a provincial capital in the Tay Ninh, An Loc or Song o score a propaganda victory. In continuing efforls lo blunt a new enemy thrust, 50 L'.S. B52 bombers dumped up lo 750 tons if bombs on Xorlh Vietnamese positions both to the norlhwest and northeast of Saigon. Some raids were within a mile of the lambodian border. Three American helicopters vere reported lost, including an Authority Revises Priority Schedule Th> Housing Authority, at th request of the city CouncjJ, bas altered' its admission policy to limit public housing to low in come civilian families and nav al personnel at the lower pa> The revision "makes- no men lion, of: inconsistencies in nava and civilian rental .fees and ap plicijujft procedures. Th'e -hew- policy, which w_a preSeritcd to the Council fn a letter .-Wednesday night, deal with tie priorities of admission The priorities listed are, priority to families of Newport'- meeting the require- ments. low.- income pro- gram. Inf lation Marches On Blue Cross Files Rate Cause... WASHINGTON' (AP) July was not a goort month for the nations anti-inflation warriors. Personal income hit a new peak but so did prices. ;The Commerce Department con- firmed its fears about contin- uing inflation And there is an- other apparently disturbing re- port on ihe "U.S. balance of pay- ments deficit. The bad news'emerged Thurs- day in an avalanche of econom- c 'indicaldrs, and Sccrelary-of the Treasury David M. Kennedy underscored, it by grimly warn- ing of an "intolerable inflation" .hat could cut the value of Ihe ilollar i nhalf in less'than a doz- en years. In- the upside-down world of :lie economic cancer .called inf- ation, that once was good now is bad and what once was bad now is good or at least ac- ceptable. Effect PROVIDENCE (AP) Citing the rising cost of hospital care, Rhode Island Blue Cross asked the stale today for per- mission to" incicase ils basic by an average 24.4 per cent. The .proposed hike would re- sult in additional revenue of S8.8 million annually, said-Arthur F. Hanley, executive director of Blue Cross, in a letter fo the slate-- Department of Business Regulation. Almost million of Ihis amount, he said, "is necessary to pay the higher cost of hospi- tal services members will use in 1370." Hanley said Blue Cross has lost million during Ihc past 18 months' and anticipates an additional loss of aboul SI mil- lion during the second half of priority to military families through the rank of E- 5, or second class petty officer, meeting the requirements, of the low income program. priority .to those en- listed men of the Navy includ- ing chief or E-7. This is lo lake care of the situation'where va- cancies might occur. of hardship cases, if-a hardship'c'a'se.'H'a d (Continued on Page 2) Army UH1 supporting U.S. in- fanlrymen battling enemy Iroops 20 miles northwest of Sai- gon. The chopper in the air'at aboul feel, kill- ing all eight men aboard. "We don't know whether it was hil by enemy fire or friend- ly said "one officer. "It also could have been a malfunc- tion. The enemy troops attacked Hie night bivouac ot the 25lh Di- vision Infantrymen with mor- tars, machine guns "and rocket grenades, then pulled out afler 30 minutes. Headquarters said enemy losses were not known, but lix Americans were wounded. American bombers and heli- copler gunships also joined in the battle. FOUNDATION SWELLS CITY FUNDS Newport Restpution Foundation today paid for property aaxes.' Handing check lo..Edward Filzgerald left, supem or '_, i__ :_ .n_il TJ a ait alinn a npniinl a nt (Vnpplr C-OVpred .spending .crease value of buildings and tax assessments. (Daily News-Photo) Roundup' Continues FBI Nabs A Fifth Iii R. I. Gang Killings 'BOSTON' (AP> The FBI an: ounced early today the prc- awn arrest in Uplon of Rudolfo G. Sciarra, one of seven men charged by the Justice ipnt earlier this week with con- piring to plan a gangland-style illing. Sciarra, '45, of Johnston, s the fourth of the-grnup arrest- d. A fifth, Raymond I..S. 'Pa- rca, 61, of P ro v id ence s in prison, while the other two einain al large. Sciarra was scheduled to ap- ear before a U.S. commission- r in Worcester early in Hie The three men arrested car- er In this on Tuesday Maurice R Lerncr, -33, of Brooklinc, and John Rossi, wr-'ri! charged with murder. They, are -John E. Rossi, 29, of Providence; Maurice R. Lerner, 33, of Brooklinc a suburb of Boston; and Robert E. Fair- brollicrs, 31, of Providence.- The other Sciarra, Luigi G Manocchio, 42, of Providence, and Frank A. Vendiluoli 55, o1 West Barrins- lon-, all arc charged with being accessories before the fact, of murder. The slaying involved was tiiat of'Rudolph Marfco, 41, of Johns- ton, who with, a companion was gunned down in April. 1908, in a Providence grocery store. The government' alleges that Rossi. Lerner and Fairbrolhcrs carried out the killing. It also alleges that Palriarca, Sciar.v U.S. Senate subcommittee as onetime head of Ihe Cosa Noslra in New England" is currently serving a-fivc-ycar prison leni on a conviction of conspiring lo kill .Marfeo's brother, Williarn in 1953. The two men still at large and being sought in a nationwide search as fugitives are Luiji G. Mannocchio, 42. of Providence, and Frank A. Vendituolo, 55, ol West Barringlun In another development in Ihc case Thursdaj, the slate dropped ils charges in the case jgansl Robert W.L. Almonte, 49, of N'orth' Providence after Superior Court Judge Arthur Carrcllas granted a motion for a new trial. of first degree murder in the 'hursday. In addition, 'rovidcnce Thursday returned .ale indiclmcnls against monlc after a judge granted his motion for a new trial. stipulate llial the verdict was against (he evidence. Rudy Marfco and Melci were shot to death al a grocery store in Providence's Federal LIIIIIULII3 aftnlllal III" Three of the seven Patriarca, identified before a section by a pair of masked Martcos ucaln. men carrying sawed-off shot- guns, The getaway car was found four hours lalir a half-mill away. Israel said Rossi was now ac- cused of driving tile car. Almonte was convicted last May 29 in ProvUlencc of murder and -being held without bond pending a ruling on his ap- peal. The state's case monlc was buiil around teslimo- ly. of Louis Mclci, 17, of Provi- dence, that he saw Almonte.-at he wheel of Ihe getaway car as it sped away from the murder icene. Laler Mclci, a second if the slain man, leslified he could nut be certain Almonte vas the in.iii nt the wheel be- cause during a icc'c'ss in the rial he had seen n man who ookcd just like Ahnuule driving an aulo. Almonlc was in jail.- The government's complaintl gainst Ihc seven charge they ravelled between .Massachu- etts and Rhode Island in April" and March of 1068 lo plan Rudy Flies In Troops Religious Riots Kill Five In Ulster BELFAST, .Vortlteili Ireland (AP) The British government recalled troops from leave and "flew others lo Northern Ireland today afler a night of gunfire in Belfast and Armagh Icfl 5 dead. 192 persons injured and parts of Ihe stale capital in flames. Fighting between the police and Pro'estaiils on one side and Roman Catholics on Hie other ebbed as morning came. But hatred seethed belwcen the Calholic minority and the Pro- testant majority, and Ulster's worst outbreak of violence in nearly 50-years appeared far from over, The Royal Al'- Force flew COO Bi'ilish infantrymen from Eng- land to fill (hn gaps left hy fell troops called to action in enroll volunteers "lo fiddj The violence Thursday least persons wcie Ircalcd for gunshot wounds, may add new fuel lo Ihe rioting through- out Ulster cities. But the Ulster government was hesitant to call in additional Bi'ilish troops lu B elf a II would indicale it could no longer control Ihe situation wilh its Royal Ulster Constabulary. Opposition to Ihe Ulster gov- ernment spread lo Irishmen in Britain. The Irish Immigrants Republican Organization called for a national one day work stoppage of Irish sympathizers in London, Birmingham, Glas- gow and other cilies. The Irish Civil Rights Solidar- ity Group said it was opening The government in fusillade set off general {terraced buildings had been said 13 8 in from both to heaps of bricks. Many and 5 were being held a suspicion of being IRA snipers harassed firemen and police, and the still burned. Violence had died .down, but There was an air of ugly tension in Belfast Many spoke wilh' bursts from Stcn police remained on alcil. guns. Armoicd cars, wilh ma-J in a inwn of the possibility of "reprisals" hi'rrH "raced charged Calholic Ihe. deaths, particularly thai ol a 9-year old 'blazing from gasoline bombs thrown by oolh slaves and forced Ihem back into Hie Catholic Shambles Police said lhat of the 192 and Protestant mobs fol- sons injured 58 were policemen. British Homr Secretary James Callghaan had ordered British troops lo Ixmdondcrry Thursday to restore order in Hut Catholic cc-nler, cut shorl bis vacation and remained In London to keep in touch with Ihe crisis in Ihc six counties 4 aim. the fire brigade said there were so. many fires in shops and houses it had lost count. One man lay on Ihc sidewalk wilh an eye kicked onl.' The, dead included 9-year-old Palrick Roonby, hil by a up wilh gasoline bombs, and a large factory was set afire. John Gallagher, 29, falher.of Ilirce, was killed in Armagh, gunned down by a man who jumped out of a car and started firing, Two others were wound- Northern Ireland. -bullet which lore into' his Londonderry foi the fiisl lime since World Wai I. Londonderry was calm but uneasy. Anoher 600 men of the Royal Green Jackets were being re- called from II.MVC and pill on standby "because of tbp serious- ness of Ihc situation" in Ulster, (he British Defense Ministry an- nonnonl. fe.'i's violence, in alonsside the. people of Dcrrj A token force o< 50 left Thurs- day nighl for Northern Ireland. The gunfire victims were the when Protestants nnd Catholic first deaths recorded in three days and nights of religious warfare that started Tuesday with Catholic attacks on a 1'ro- Icstnnt parade in Londonderry. Police lilaWd the shnolinps on Ihc win-si in Belfast since Ihe Irsh civil war of 19JO-22. II began just before midnight of the outlawed clashed in Ihe Kails Road area yards from the cenlcr of Ih' city. Soon fires were blazing all along Ihc road. Witnesses said Ihc first shot was fired by a civilian, using an I, hil in Ihe chest Dallies also developed in Colc- a shotgun, an uniclcnlifird .Vcwrv and Pm'iatlown, jm'an found on .lop of an apart-jbul they spluttered mil sliwlly 'menl building and a man whose' bullet-riddled body was found on Ihe slops of a hospital. ihid] Army. liisli automatic rifle lie 'cc-.'lrd liciicalh hi.1. By 4 a.m. hospitals had treat- ed 120 persons, 42 of them with bullet wounds. In the cold light of an over- cast day.'nol one building along had miles of Kalis Road w.'-s The scathed, In plains, i.uce after midnight. Frank Gogaily, chairman ot the Norlltein Ireland Civil Righls Association which cham- pions Ihc Catholic minority, is- sued a statement saying: "This is organized murder. Somebody have [n inter- .1 Hi) J "ROCKS j'T: WILL TAKE Armed soldiers of the British Prince merit roaily Thursday afternoon, facing launlinc t'.itholir riolors harljril wire barricade in Hntrsidn district, Londonderry, iV'ilik'in fnuipi-.1'! viilh Kas KJ.'-ks, Icfl, finl shields, ccnlfr. of Wales Itcgl- are behind ml. Troops are I..-U' WuvphHo)   

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