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G i* n*/»W count*) nor u " rill you v* Mk»d for it. --luH*n Prvwfa. miimi TWf WEATHE* Cottar Os H*t ESTABLISHED 1838 Vol. CXXVI FITCHBURG, FRIDAY, JANUARY 10, 1964-EIGHTEEN PAGES S«gr« SEVEN CENTS Panama Breaks Ties With U. S. 3 American Soldiers, 7 Panamanians Die In Canal Zone Clash PANAMA IP--Ntw gun-Fighting broki out today bttwttn U. S. troops and Panamanians on the bordtr of ttw U. S. Canal Zont, adding more casualties to a toll of 10 dead and more than 200 wounded. PANAMA (AP) - Panama suspended relations today with three to four hours of severe HE NEEDED THE 'NAP'--Randy Gardner, 17, who managed to stay awake for 264 hours--11 days--is given a drink of water at San Diego Naval Hospital after a 14-hour "nap" following his marathon experience. Gadgets attached to Gardner's face and head recorded data about his physical condition during wakefulness and the period of sleep which followed. With Randy: Dr. William Dement, Stanford University psychiatrist. (NEA Telephoto) U.S. Smoking Report Will Accuse Cigarettes WASHINGTON (API -- The creased incidence of lung can- government report on smoking ! cer and health to be made public;. The '° b « c o industry claims, ,. . , . . . ". jhowever, 'that a causative con- Saturday is expected to point an nection fc^,,,, smoking and accusing finger at cigarettes as impaired health has not been a health hazard. proved. But, unlike a 1959 reporti_ ln a detailed report released which dealt only with smokingiS, UrnSad . ay , at G « ensbor °- N-C-, _ _ j , ., .5 the nations tobacco companies and lung cancer, the new report prepared by a special committee of 10 nongovernment scien- nation's tobacco companies claimed the vast majority oi smokers suffer no serious :m lists will deal with all fects of smoking on human, health--on the lungs, heart, andl circulatory system. I The conclusions will be based on scientific findings which in the main have been publicized previously. Surgeon General Luther L. Terry will hold a news conference to state the Public Health Service's position on the report, in the works 14 months. Terry, who appointed the committee members, also is expected to outline plans for a second phase of the study--to be concerned with recommendations for action. When the 1959 report was issued LeRoy E. Burney, then the surgeon general, said in a statement: "Unless the use of tobacco can be made safe, the individual person's risk of lung cancer can best be reduced by the elimination of smoking." Further, Burney said the weight of evidence implicat- smoking -- particularly cigarette smoking -- as the principal causative factor in the in- canal was Washington for home, but there PANAMA. Page U- ',,,'. .,' pairments of health or shorten- me ef-i ing of life. The Tobacco Institute, Inc., the United States after a nighti exchange of gunfire. of gun battles between U.S. Traffic armed forces and noting Pana- ino t affected manians that left at least 10, Panamanian Ambassador Aun i t c ,;· j S usto Ran S° hurriedly left Three U.S. soldiers and seven Panamanians died in the violence--the worst in the history of U.S.-Panama differences in the Canal Zone. Rioters hetvily damaged U.S. property. Panama officials said they counted at least 190 injured, while the toll of wounded among the U.S. soldiers was 34. Panama's government accused the United States of aggression and sent its case to in- lernational forums after rioting broke out when Panamanian demonstrators tried to plant heir national flag in the Canal Zone. The Panamanian students moved in after U.S. students in ie zone raised the American flag in defiance of orders from U.S. zone officials. Panama's ambassador to the United Nations, Aquilino Boyd, was en route to U.N. headquarters to file the charges of ag gression with the U.N. Security Council. In bitter words he told news men at Miami: "Panama has been the victim of unjustified oppression for 50 years." He accused U.S. soldiers of causing unnecessary bloodshed. President Roberto Chiari ol Panama demanded that the Organization of American States aunch an immediate investiga- PRES, ROBERTO CH1AKJ Demands OAS Probe 5em/-/nva/ids Trapped By Smoke- Brother, Sister Die In Harvard Blaze; Structure Levelled HARVARD--Miss Gertnide E. destroyed their two-story wood Ayer. Funeral arrangements Woodbury, 82 and her brother,. and Driclj structure in the Shaker ; are incomplete. Eugene S. Woodbury, 76. both!TM*? 6 section of town. j Firefighters remained at the semi-invalids, perished shortly .after 1 a. m. today when flames representing manufacturers of; cigarettes, pipe tobacco, chewing tobacco and snuff said tobacco use always has been condemned by some an being in- SMOKING, Page 5 Rocky In Strong Anti-Red Charge WASHINGTON «V-.Gov. Nel son A. Rockefeller moved his campaign into the nation's political center today after a New Hampshire foray in which he charged that Sen Barry Goldwater underestimated the danger of communism to the United States. The New York Republican, in one of his strongest anti-Corn munist declaration, asserted that Communists "believe they ROCKY, Page 5 BurfaankHosp. To Honor Carfe Blanche Burbank Hospital is one of some 2100 hospitals in 50 states which will honor credit cards issued by the Hilton Credit Corp. of Los Angeles, Cal., it was announced today by officials of the Hilton corporation. Richard Bullock, directing trustee at the hospital, said that under the plan, credit c a r d s known as "Carte Blanche" are issued to persons selected by the California corporation which provide credit privileges on a worldwide basis. The program, first national, hospital, in-patient account guarantee by a credit card company, went into effect on Jan. 1. It guarantees the first $200 of hospital bills incurred by in-patients and provides them with immediate credit recognition. There is no cost for the service either to the hospital or card holder. The credit card plan, corporation officials said, can be especially useful on trips and in emergencies. The hospital BURBANK, Page 12 He vowed "to obtain justice or Panama once and for all" efore whatever international radies are necessary. President. Johnson was being kept advised of the situation. At the Pentagon in Washing ton. a Defense Department spokesman said there are no plans to send troop reinforce ments into the Canal Zone. About 10,000 Army troops plus a small number of Air Force, Navy and Marine per sonnel, are stationed there cus tomarily. The spokesman said the zone was quiet this morning, with schools closed and civilian residents instructed to stay in their homes. The U.S. Army said its casualties occurred in the vicinity of the Tivoli guest house in the Canal Zone, a target of persist ent sniper fire from Panamani- Both were believed by fire- scene for several hours wetting fighters to have been trapped in'down the smouldering ruins, their five-room dwelljng by the! " ~~~~ dense smoke and flames. iStartS Monday -Cause of the blaze, still under · investigation by Fire Chief John! Burdick, Police Chief William E.! Burgess and" Det. Lt. Daniel H. Shunkus of the state fire marshal's office, is believed to have been from a defective space i heater. There was no central' heat in the dwelling. ! Firefighters received a telephone call from an unidentified neighbor at 1.06 a. m. but by the time they arrived at the scene,; George E. Glenny of 12 Clifton some distance from the nearest' street officially will start his fire station, the building was a: duties as city plumbing inspector mass of flames. jon Monday, succeeding James The heat was so intense tbatP- McBride, who retired from firefighters were unable to enter i^e P° st ear ly in November, the building. It was some time 1962 - G/enny Plumbing Inspector after the blaze was brought under control before they found the bodies of the two elderly Announcement of Gtenny's appointment came jointly today from Mayor George J. Bourque Woodburys who had lived there and Buildings' Supt Roland J. for several years. Scaron. A plumbing inspector Firefighters from Ayer with a,works out of the buildings' de- water tank and truck responded Apartment. under the Mutual Aid plan and provided water until hose lines could be connected. The Ayer truck then returned to the Har- The post pays a minimum annual salary of $5668 and goes up to a maximum of $6084 in three stages. Va pou S cethiel°B C rge rSS andstatel G ^' ' master plumber, police from the Leominster bar | wats plckedh fr ° m a , ClvhU S !? IC ! racks were early arrivals at the ! Ust on whlch only *»* Dame -· scene but they too were hamp ered in any possible rescue at- SCENE OF HARVARD TRAGEDY--Shown above are the smouldering ruins of the two-story dwelling, destroyed by fire early today, which took the lives of an 82-year-old Harvard woman and her 76-year-old brother. Cause of the blaze is under investigation by the state fire marshal's office. tempts,, because of smoke and flames. the dense LBJ's 1-Step Tax Cut Heading For Approval ans. When mounted WASHINGTON (AP) - Pres- dent Johnson's plea for enactment of a one-step Deduction in he income tax withholding rate appears likely to win coqgres- sional approval. Sen. George Da., a senior the U.S. casualties to four wounded, an Army statement said, "the order was given to return the sniper fire." The Army selected trained marksmen "for carefully returned fire," and six U.S. soldiers were wounded "befora the sniper firs ceased." Army officials stressed the point that none of its forces en tered Panama territory during A. Smathers, D- member of the Finance Committee now con sidering the $11 billion tax cut Jill, told a reporter he thought ;he request would easily command the needeoS^otes. Chairman WilburT). Mills D-Ark., of the House Ways and Means Committee, who wil! head his branch's conferees on the measure, indicated in a sep arate interview that he was willing to support it. As the bill passed the House and now stands in Finance, it provides for a cut in the present new permanent level of 14 per cent' to start in 1965. Johnson wants a one-step drop to 14 per cent. If Johnson's argument carries, a married man with wages of $120 a week who claims exemptions for himself, his wife and two children would gel take-home pay increase of $2.80 a week. While $12.80 is withheld for income tax, now the Those Looney Gooney Birds Are Going ... The couple have been residents of the Shaker vmage'~ section nee 1930 when they came here th their late brother, Dr. njamin Woodbury who used dwelling as a summer home. Neighbors said the couple ere semi-invalids and ex- essed the opinion they were apped in the building by the avy smoke. The bodies were turned over the Farmer Funeral Home 18 per cent withholding rate to we're 15 per cent this year, with a figure would be reduced to $10 under a 14 per cent withholding rate. The Senate committee continues its work on the bill today, with administration supporters hoping the fast pace of the last two days can be maintained. Sen. Clinton P. Anderson, D- said Thursday: "I think really moving now TAXES, Page 5 N.M., HONOLULU (AP) - The U.S. Navy finally has lost patience with Midway Island's notorious "gooney birds". The Navy announced a "scientifically conceived and con trolled" program,for eliminat ing some of the pesky birds. Which is an official way o: saying part of Midway's popu .ation of the huge, white birds --of the albatross family -- wil be killed off. The birds have continued to return to Midwaj despire a number of attempt! to force them to move. The Navy has produced sta tistics showing that one of every seven planes to land or leave Midway was struck by a goon ey. The birds, with 12-foot wing GOONEYS, Page 5 One Of Nation's Top Finnish Labor Groups Plans Weekend Fete -City's Saima Society 70 Years Old The Finnish Labor Society Saima, one of the oldest Finnish organizations not only in Fitchburg but in the United States, will celebrate its 70th anniversary at the Co-op Center this weekend. The celebration will begin ROCKEFELLER AUTOGRAPH--New York Cover- nor Nelson Rockefeller, in Manchester, N. H., to speak before group of New Hampshire contractors gives autograph for Judy Carr in lobby of hotel where dinner was held, Rockefeller arrived from Albany in a sleet and snowstorm to speak to the group. (AP Wirephoto) with a dance Saturday night. The main event will be held at 2 p. m. Sunday afternoon. The Sunday program will in elude greetings by Mayor George J, Bourque; words of welcome by Savele Syrjala and an address by Victor Annala, secretary of .the Finnish-American League for Democracy with which Saima is affiliated. Lempi Ikavalko of the staff of the Raivaaja, has written a poem for the occasion which she will read. The musical program will include solos and duets by Elsie Adams and Donald Adams ac companied by Alvah Jakola. there will also be greetings by representatives of Finnish American League for Democ racy locals from other commun ities Mrs. ,Lily Laakso will be mis tress of ceremonies for the aft ernoon, Refreshments will fol low the program. The Finnish Labor Society Saima was organized Jan. 1894, and was incorporated Jan 27, 1900. Saima was 'organized by young, men and women wh began lettlinj in the city just aefore the turn of the century, 'hey came here as the millions rom other countries seeking reedom and a better life. The lersecution of the Finnish peo. lie by Tsarist Russia -up to 1918 when Finland gained its inde- endence from Russia was a ig factor in their coming to. America. Many of them already in Finland had been involved in the jeginnings of the labor movement in their native land and so they felt the need for organ- .zing a labor society here, dedicated to the purpose of improve the lot of the workingman within democratic institutions. Several times during its early history extremists tried to lead Saima astray but failed. Saima has remained a staunch supporter of democracy. The eight-hour day, workmen's compensation legislation, decent working conditions, unemployment insurance, old-age pensions and other labor reforms were, advocated by them long before these reforms were adopted as a part of the law of the land, Saima served as a school to these immigrants who had little or no schooling, by its many activities which included discussion of political, economic and social questions and stimulated their interest in reading articles and books In these SAIMA, Page 12 MRS. HILMA PERA (left), oldest living member of the Finnish Labor Society Saima, is shown with Mrs. Mari Kamppuri, a daughter of Jacob Rajala, pne of the founders of Saima. Mrs. Pera will |e 89 in March. She lives at 315 Milk street with her daughters, Mrs. Aina Fischer, Miss Riika Pera and Mrs. Vieno Pera. 70 mph. Gusts Gale winds with extremely severe gusts peaking at a high if 70 miles an hour buffeted his city today. Com. John M. Kinsey of the Public Works Department re- Jorted that several gusts of 65 to 70 mph were registered n the wind gauge at City il, the highest noted since it was installed. Severity of the wind was indicated by reports of trees down at a number of locations and by a report that the lood of an automobile was ilown from a car on Main street and sailed through the window of Student Bros. Shoes, 344 Main street. According to offiicals the car was parked and the high wind wrenched the hood off the vehicle. Trees or large limbs were WEATHER, Page 11 i appeared. The list is mailed to the city officials from the Boston office of the Civil Service Commission. Glenny was appointed on the job on a temporary basis nearly a year ago, following McBride's retirement. He had served as plumbing inspector for Lunenburg for two years and is a past president of the North Worcester County Master Plumbers Assn. He also is a member of the New England Association of Plumbing Inspectors. At the time of his temporary appointment a year ago, Glenny said he would liquidate the assets of a firm he was operating ,o avoid conflict of interest. At the time he retired last year, McBride had completed 24 years of service as a plumbing inspector for the city, having been appointed to the post in 1939. Under the city's general ordinances, the building superintendent appoints the plumbing inspector, with the approval of the mayor, from a Civil Service list. The plumbing inspector, undef city ordinances, is "subject to the supervision of the superintendent of buildings." Port Body OK's Street Relocation The Airport Commission, at a regular meeting last night, was advised of preliminary plans for a bicentennial year air show which may include 600 aircraft, and at the same time approved a request for relocation of Crawford street to enlarge the industrial park in that area. Commission Chairman Richard J. Egan said Mayor George J. Bourque had requested that Crawford street be relocated, bringing a section of the road about 200 f-eet closer to the central airport facilities. He said the commission saw no difficulty in the proposal, feeling that relocation of a section of the road would help industry -and, in effect, help the airport. AIRPORT, Page 5 Grado Heads UF Division John Grado, Jr., executive vice-president of-the Fitchburg Paper Co., will serve as chairman of the Industrial Division of the 1964 United Fund cam- aign. He will be assisted by Sorman C. Cross, who will serve as industrial vice-chairman. The announcement was made today by Dr. Philip F. M. Gilley, chairman of the 1964 campaign, The annual drive for funds, to service the 20 United Fund agencies, will be conducted in April. Areas serviced by the fund include Fitchburg, Ashby, Townsend and Lunenburg. Mr. Grado served as a mem' ber of the Industrial division in the 1963 campagn. Mr. Cross UNITED FUND. Page 5 JOHN GBADO, JR.