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Biddeford Journal (Newspaper) - December 13, 1965, Biddeford, Maine Weather Snow Complete report on Page Tny vol. 81, no. 290 York county s local news fat Fly since my hotel of of Jwj 1 our numbers news dept. 2824535 business depts. 283-362$ Biddeford-5aco, Maine. Monday december 13, 1965 associated press wire service 12 pages Price seven cents a i walking became a chore on Biddeford s main Street this morning As the first storm of the season churned into the area. Biddeford mayor Edward f. Gaulin trudges along wearing a Beret possibly contemplating what effect the storm will have on Biddeford s primary elections today. Gaulin is not a candidate for re election. At left Richard Trottier of 302 main St., Biddeford is shovelling some of the while stuff a task Many area residents will have when they get Home tonight. Season s first snowstorm rams into Southern Maine local vote Light nato Heads huddle spacemen eyeing wednesday Date space Center Houston Tex. A the gemini 7 astronauts beat a smooth record shattering Trail through space today with eyes on a wednesday Date with gemini 6. The newly crowned Kings of manned space flight air Force it. Col. Frank Borman and Navy cmdr. James a. Lovell jr., sped nine Days deep into their 14-Day journey dressed the Only Way to Fly in nothing but underwear. This is gemini 7, your Friendly target vehicle standing by Borman messaged Earth after the . Sunday space spectacular stalled in a Cloud of Pink tinted rocket exhaust. The gemini 6 pilots Navy capt. Walter m. Schirra or. And air Force maj. Thomas p. Stafford saw their 103,000-mile space Hunt and rendezvous with gemini 7 foiled before they left the launch pad at Cape Kennedy Fla. A false signal shut off the launch rocket s engines. Air cad tired launch Crews political advertisement for transportation to the polls Call Cantara s Headquarters 282-0517 signed Joseph Zaitlin worked around the clock today to ready gemini 6 for another Pursuit try at 8 37 . Est wednesday. It can be fired As late As saturday. Borman and Lovell got orders to conserve fuel to insure them enough Power to maintain their spacecraft s attitude toward the end of their space voyage. This meant an abbreviated Experiment schedule and much Drifting flight. Light conversation flowed Between the spacecraft and Earth As ground controllers attempted to boost the spacemen s spirits after the sudden scrub of the gemini 6 launch. A spacecraft radio was tuned to sunday afternoon professional football games if it had not been for Cool expert split second decisions by Schirra and Stafford in the lace of potential danger and maybe death the Chance at a repeat attempt would have vanished. They re cleared for Takeoff Mission control advised gemini 7, passing overhead shortly before the 9 54 . Liftoff time. control told Schirra and Stafford. Right on schedule the countdown proceeded. ". .5, 4, 3, 2, 1, exhaust boiled from beneath the mighty vehicle but the rocket did t move. Shutdown announced Mission control with scarcely a pause. By this time under these conditions Schirra and Stafford were close to making a decision to eject and be thrown Clear of Edward s super Market 1u� a Csc a he clip this Coupon extra s the soldering rocket live with fuel. But they just gripped their ejection rings. Then the fuel pressure started slowly decreasing the crisis disappeared. Had they ejected much like pilots do from Jet aircraft the damage to the capsule and Seal might have been too severe to repair before the end of the gemini 7 flight. Gemini 6 s launch vehicle probably would have flown successfully. Inspectors determined that the shutdown was caused by a false signal emitted because a two Inch plug fell prematurely from the base of the rocket. The plug carries electrical signals Between the Blockhouse and certain systems including the malfunctioning detection system. When it disconnected the signals ceased and an automatic command shut Down the engines. To prepare for the second attempt technicians removed All fuel from the rocket and began cleaning the system. The Brief ignition did not damage and apparently gemini 6 was not damaged. Schirra the command Pilot was praised for the decision not to eject. Mighty Cool head there Wally Mission control said. We appreciate but Schirra 42, the oldest of the astronauts had Little to say Only those things happen. It could happen to anyone. No one was the gemini 6 Crew shrugged off its second disappointment in attempting a rendezvous. On oct. 25, Schirra and Stafford were Only 42 minutes from liftoff when their target an Agena rocket failed to achieve orbit and exploded. Rendezvous Between two orbiting space vehicles is a vital step in the . Plan to Send men on round trips to the Moon astronauts who descend to the continued on Page two Paris a Secretary of slate Dean Rusk called on French Premier Georges Pompidou today As foreign and do sense ministers of the Atlantic Alliance gathered to discuss an integrated nuclear Force and France s part in the Alliance. Rusk told newsmen on his a Val he did not expect anything surprising to emerge from the ministers meeting opening tues Day at Headquarters of the North Atlantic treaty Organiza lion. But in calling on Pompidou and foreign minister Maurice Couve de Murville Rusk was putting into practice another observation that i think my stay in Paris will be discuss with other ministers the questions in our the question uppermost in Rusk s mind As he talked with the French officials undoubtedly was president Charles de Gaulle s opposition to nato integration. Foreign Secretary Michael Stewart of Britain was stricken continued on Page two irregularity is claimed by Cantara democratic mayoral candidate Daniel p. Cantara stated his list of democratic City committeemen has been kept off the ballots for the primary election. Cantara stated that he filed his nomination papers with the City Corti Mittee members on nov. 27, before the deadline. Biddeford City clerk Paul Bru Nelle stated that he never has received any papers from the Cantara ticket for City committee members. No Cantara supported candidates will be on the ballots for voting today. Campaign chair Man Joseph Zaitlin said they will notify the state election division concerning the irregularity. Zaitlin also claims that the names were filed at the same time the group filed the nomination papers for candidates to appear on the ballots for voting today. Voting at All wards was reported very Light up to noon time today. Voters were apparently kept away due to the Slippery travelling conditions caused by Maine s first storm of the season. A vote of 4,000 or less was predicted by some candidates due to the Stormy weather. Cantara opposes Leo r. Be mire in today s primary election for the mayor s chair. Republican John f. Xaphes is unopposed in his bid for the re publican nomination forty one boy scouts from Kennebunk and Wells with their scoutmaster and other leaders held a Winter in nip out Over the weekend on the Banks of the River in Arundel. After lunch saturday the opening ceremony took place and raising of the Flag was undertaken by left to right Steven Harrison troop 304, Kennebunk Stephen Palmer troop 353, Wells Raymond Francoeur troop 351, Kennebunkport Jere True troop 325, Kennebunk and Thomas Hilton troop 353. The color guard was Paul Normand troop 351, while Joseph Cole troop 325, raised the Flag and the bugler was Mark Lindsey troop 304. Story on Page 2. Ground fighting Peters out Saigon South Viet Nam a major ground fighting in Viet Nam petered out today after a half dozen weekend actions Cost the communists a heavy toll. . Spokesmen said the Viet Cong May be pulling Back to their Jungle hideouts to recover. With partially Clearing skies . Warplanes resumed raids on North Viet Nam after a two Day Lull blamed on bad weather. Air Force f105 thunderchief and f4c phantom jets blasted two Bridges Northeast of Dien Bien Phu set a five building military Complex in the same area aflame and cratered the approaches to another Bridge on a main Highway 130 Miles Northwest of Hanoi a . Spokesman said. Navy pilots claimed another Bridge two storage areas and four antiaircraft Sites 14 Miles Northwest of the coastal town of Dong hoi he added. In the Battle area South of Danang . Marines and South vietnamese troops hunted a Viet Cong regiment on the sixth Day of operation Harvest Moon but the foe refused to show himself. Since the fighting began around a Valley 20 Miles South of Danang the leathernecks counted 198 Viet Cong killed 76 with up Chaco of $5.00 or mor exclusive of items prohibited 8? la us of Ftp family xxi Wei lit 10 cd $1 american Belle pork and Beans american Belle spaghetti81 cheese 10c8,0.3. $1 Campbell s Tomato soup 10 it 99c Jenny Lee sliced bread 6 in 98c oranges Florida Sweet Juicy Noz. 29 eat and enjoy Pepper or captured and 287 suspects detained Marine spokesmen said  officers regarded the Lull warily. I Don t think the major fighting has started said the . Marine commander in Viet Nam maj. Gen. Lewis Walt. . Officials took considerable satisfaction at the sur Render of a 22-Man Viet Cong platoon with 11 weapons to men of the . 173rd airborne brigade at to Dat 60 Miles Northeast of Saigon. They counted the defection As a major achievement for . Intelli gence and psychological warfare experts and vietnamese National police who negotiated the surrender. It was described As the biggest Viet Cong defection in Many months. In the Marine action the leathernecks took Over the High round near the Rice Hamlet of que son. Air Force b52s from Guam pummelled the suspected Lair of a communist regiment in the area 350 Miles Northeast of Saigon for the second time since the operation began last wednesday. Walt said he attempt to encircle and wipe out the Force of 2,000 hard Core communist troops had been launched to forestall an attack on the veal Steak la. 78 Bumble Bee Light meat chunk tuna 3 89c size halves Storer St., Saco Register and win 2 India Flash cameras drawing every saturday last week s winners Jeannette Parker 250 Bradley Street Saco Pauline Roy 488 main Street Biddeford Bonus top value Stamps with Purchase of $3.00 or More tuesday and wednesday Only at Russell s shop n save food store not Good for tobacco products and items prohibited by Law. Green s shoe store 147 main Street Biddeford open every Nite until 9 pm until Christmas regular double s & h Green Stamps monday nites from 6 p. M. To 9 p. M. As usual Marine beachhead at Chu Lai 52 Miles Southeast of Danang. The Viet Cong were planning to attack our positions and we Felt we should attack first Anc destroy their capability he said. However the Viet Cong struck first and inflicted heavy casualties on two South vietnamese battalions before the marines got into the action. As the eight engine bombers roared Back toward Guam More than 2,000 Miles away the marines pushed Forward to assess the results of the saturation bombing but made Only Light Contact with the Viet Cong u. S. Officers said. Some Leatherneck units moved up the hillsides overlooking the 20-mile-Long Valley in which the communists were believed concentrated. A report from the Battle continued on Page two the season s first Snow storm dumped several inches of the White stuff on local streets today causing several minor traffic tie . Many motorists were caught without chains or Snow tires. Biddeford police chief Edgar Sevigny reported that driving was very dangerous. He said that his department will enforce the no parking regulations on Biddeford s streets tonight to allow blowing. Only minor mishaps with Little or no damage have been reported on the streets. The storm hit the two cities on primary or election Day and was expected to reduce the Vole total. Biddeford Street commissioner Arthur Pratt said All City plows and Crews sve out and have been on duty since 7 . Today. Sanding Crews Are also Busy sanding the bad spots Pratt said. Saco Street department Crews were out in Force and blowing and sanding is going along with no difficulties. No traffic accidents due to the storm have reported in that City. Traffic was reported moving slowly but with no serious prob lems in Saco. Sub primary afternoon sessions in Biddeford Public schools have been called off. Superintendent of schools Bruce l. Smith stated that the fire alarm signal will be sounded at 11 . On Stormy Days to notify parents of this. Biddeford High school principal Paul m. Stebbins stated that night school classes for the University of Maine and the regular night school will be held As usual tonight. The old Orchard Beach elementary school at the Jameson school will be closed at noon due to the voting at the continued on f Ake own o x 90 3 a a x q 10 i today s chuckle a Sermon can help people in different ways. Some Rise from it greatly strengthened others Wake front it refreshed to War Gen. Fea. Corp in eng Days till Chryc read our ads \ most stores open tonight until 9 new voting places in Biddeford for Ward 2 two vacant store Corner of Cross & Pike streets Ward 4 four Fremont club Alfred Street polls open 9 a. M. Till 8 p. M. Political advertisement vote for Chris Anton Board of education signed Chris to Anton color to for Christmas we have a few for immediate delivery but we cannot possibly fill All the orders we could take by Christmas. So we Are offering our customers a special Holiday Deal take Home a portable to for Christmas our prices Are As Low As $89.95 and we will give you Back your entire Purchase Price toward the Purchase of a color to after the holidays. In fact Well give you until May 1, 1966 to choose your color set. Just another example of Why everyone say you la be happier with furniture from potters 269 main St. Biddeford

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