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TWO THE NORTH ADAMS. MASSACHUSETTS. TRANSCRIPT SATURDAY AFTERNOON, JULY 27, 1963 Ktawctipt FouncUd IS43 Publithtd By Th, Tranicripl PublUhing Auodatiom A MoMachutttt* TruM Trustees: J*m*s A. Hirdm«*, Jr., K*b*rl H«r4m<n, E4wcrW N. Editor, J«m*i A. Hirdrrun, Jr. Buiintu M<n«g«r, Rob»rt Hardnxn Managing Editor, Philip A. L«* Editorial Danger on Main Street It was a typical day on Main Street yesterday with double-parking and jay-walking making it hazardous for pedestrians and motorists alike. Late in the morning;, with the temperature rising to 90, one westbound motorist was in the right turn lane for Marshall Street behind a large truck. The light changed but the truck did not move. Finally determining that the truck was not going to move, the motorist with difficulty pulled around what turned out to be a driverless vehicle and the two double- parked cars in front of it. By this time the light had again turned red. His temper was not soothed when he saw a patrolman writing an overtime parking ticket for a nearby car. The patrolman seemed unconcerned with the flagrant double parking. At least the ticket writing for overtime parking showed that some patrolmen are concerned with violations. It didn't appear that way at 1:45 in the afternoon when there were 11 cars parked at expired meters between Eagle and Marshall Streets. Since there axe approximately 55 meters, this meant that 20 per cent of the cars were parked illegally. During the lunch hour, double-parking apparently hit its peak. At 12:16 on the Berkshire Bank & Trust Co. clock, there were 13 cars, one truck,, and one bus double-parked between Eagle and Marshall Streets. And the jay-walking was outrageous. The situation had improved by the early afternoon. At 1:45 only five cars and one truck were double-parked but there were two others parked without occupants in front of the yellow lines on both sides of Bank Street. The city hss parking laws, specifically against double- parking and overtime parking. But sometimes motorists and pedestrians must wonder whether they are ever enforced. The city does not have an anti-jay-walking law.. Such a law was discussed by the city council more than two years ago but action was postponed for further study. It would seem that more than two years should be sufficient time for further study. One lunch hour on Main Street demonstrates the need. As for overparking and the more hazardous double- parking, no extensive study is needed. Just law enforcement. Only Yesterday Area Got Woman Insurance Agent; Wmstown Principal Won Radio Miss Rita M. Kennedy of Cheshire became the first woman insurance agent engaged in covering weekly debit in Northern Berkshire. She was employed by the North Adams office of the iMetro- politan Insurance Co. John J. Egan was manager. Bradford Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Smith o/ East Quincy St.. completed his fourth novel, "The Arms Are Fair." * * * 10 Yean Afct Stamford, Vt., celebrated the 200th anniversary of the chartering o[ the town by the government of King Goerge II. A daylong celebration was held. Mr«. Marion Lawrence was committee chairman ind town historian. * • * Emil RacrJta won the golf championship of the Forest Park Country Club in Adams* by defeating Joseph Uchman 2 to I. * » * Mrs. Frank Ward of Park St., Wiiliamstown, planned to exhibit two pieces of sculpture in the third annual show of the Sculpture Gardens, Lenox Library Gardens. 30 Years Agn John B. Clark, Wiiliamstown High School principal and prominent member of the Williamstown Rotary Club, was announced by the board of directors of The Hotarian as winner of one of 15 radio sets offered as prizes in a question-and-answer contest. There were 1.100 entries. » » » Mrs. J. Mason Bowen of 37 Myrtle St., Adams, fractured her hip in a fall at home. She was moving a porch chair when it slipped and she fell. * 4r • Clifford George, 10, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clifford George of State Rri., Blackinton, suffered a cut face and head and the loss of several teeth when he [ell from the rear of a truck In his father'* yard. * * * 2fl Years Ago Samuel E. Allen of Southworth St., WilUamslowii. professor emeritus at Williams College and chairman of the Wiiliamstown Red Cross branch committee, was named to Ihe executive committee of the Berkshire County Chapter, Red Cross. -N 'Tvi got th« program rurnid wiy dewn. But wh«t I do tbeut ih« eomm«rti«U?" c«n The Short Of It Ttlk of orginiiing » dcteeliv* bureau in the Police Department recalled to this typewriter that 30 years ago, when h* was a cub reporter on the police beat, the department did have such a bureau—in the one-man person of Plain Clothes Officer William Scully. Bill may not have known much about modern criminology, but he had a record for getting his man that must have equalled that of the Northwest Moiinties. * * * Officer Scully knew every young punk in town, and when beat officers brought in reports of breaks and other infractions of the law, William would squint his eyes itroke his chin, wander out, bring one of his clientele in for a little questioning—and nine limes out of 10 put his finger on the perpetrator of the crime. * * * As Irish appearing as his name, Bill also cultivated a small stable of stool pigeons, and usually was one of the first to know what was afoot in North Adams' modest underworld. As big hearted and good natured as they come, he cultivated a steely eye and gruff manner that put the fear of the law into wrongdoers. Withall, he loved to clown, and one prominent citizen long remembered an experience with Bill that occurred in a hotel lobby in Boston. The p. c. was sealed reading his paper when he got the strong Jeeling that he was being watched. Looking around he caught sight of a head being quickly withdrawn behind a pillar. A few minutes la(«r the same Ihing happened. Investigating, the local gent found that the elusive watch, er was none but Plain Clothes Officer Scully. "Don't think you can get away from me just by coming to Boston," frowned our own Fearless Fosdick. * * *< Continuing ihe saga of Chub Ives restaurant, which half a century and more ago occupied the basement of the recently razed Linehan Block, Jerry Siciliano recalls that a feature of Chub's establishment was a window through which one could look in at a row of hot steam table dishes. One of the featured dishes at the eating place was baked beans—and the pan of beans was a favorite resting place for Chub's cut. Although he never actually saw Mr. Ives shoo the cat away to serve the beans, Jerry says he more than once saw the feline resting there, and more than once saw Chub dish a serving out of the same pan. "You can put two and two together and draw your own conclusions," concludes Jerry. * + V There Is one resident of Williamstown who remembers the Chub Ives Rathskeller well. She is Mrs. Ethel Witto Wildman of The Spruces. It seems that Chub sold the eatery to Joseph Wildman of Hoiyoke and John Timoney of North Adams. Mr. Wildman later became her husband. The restaurant didn't do too well, however, and eventually was closed—in September, 1911, Mrs. Wildman says. Mr. Wildman, a pastry baker, had come to North Adams to work in the Mabel Saxton restaurant —and there is another name that will bring back memories (o the city's old timers. Mrs. Wildman, incidentally, long was the possessor of a beautiful glass punch bowl that came from the Ives Raths- keller. 11 still is in her family. English Lessons By W. L. GORDON Words often misused: Do not say, "The building was razed (o the ground." "To the ground" ii tautological, since raze means "to level to the ground." Merely say, "The- building was razed." Often mispronounced: Lineage (family). Pronounce in three syllables as Unn-ee-ij, accent first syllable. Often misspelled: Siliceous (flinty). Cilicious (made of hair). Synonyms: Male, masculine, manly, mannish, manlike, manful, virile. Word study: "Use a word three timei and it is yours." L*t us increase our vocabulary by mastering on« word each day. To- day'i word: Antipodal; on opposite side* of the earth. (Accent second syllable). "Missionariei were «wit to several antipodal countries in the Orient." The Transcript welcomes letters from its readers. IU columns are tlways open to Uw free cxprtssion o/ opinions on «ny matters of public Interest or concern. It is iu(- (esttd that short !«lt*r§ art UM most cffectivt, and communications, particularly lengthy ones, art subject te condensation. Statement* which sr* considered llbelous cannot b* printed. All Utters should be signed for publication. "But They May Be Grinding Exceedingly Fine" Inside Report Democrats Took Pasting at Governors' Parley By ROWLAND EVANS and ROBERT NOVAK MIAMI BEACH.Fla.-Forallits vaunted organizing skill and political sixth sense, the non-Southern wing of the Democratic Parly took a pasting at the Governors' convention. The Democrats are going home with singed fingers and unpleasant memories of a stiff family battle behind closed doors. "The Republicans, led by New York's Nelson Rockefeller and Oregon's Mark Halfield, leave the neons and pot bellies of the Miami Gold Coast with a certain smug exhilaration—like the cat that swallowed Ihe canary. ' # + * IT'S NO WONDER. The 38 Democratic governors arrived on Saturday without any real plan to blunt the unexpected Rockefeller civil right.'; thrust. In Washington, the Administration's astute politicians were the victims of a rare delusion: They thought they had out-maneuvered Rockefeller when the Republican-dominated executive committee voted to change Ihe convention's standing rules. The new rule would have required unanimity to get a civil rights resolution before the convention, Instead of the two-thirds majority in force since 1959. This, it was (bought, would silence the noisy issue of civil rights and sidestep a Southern filibuster. So confident were these party strategists that they failed an elementary lesson—to count the votes^of their own Democratic governors. When the Republicans on the executive committee, pressured by Hatfield and others, backed away from the pro|x>scd unanimity rule, the Democrats Crossword Puzzle ACROSS 32. Cyprinoid 1. Copycat* B»H «. Fondle 33. Measure 12. Pardon out 13. Web-fooled S5. Losn bird weight 14. Sincerely 37. Fooled va« 15. Engine! 39. r»« for 16. Sprite payment IS.PaiUcltof 40. Rises tud- 19"TCii 43 d Competitor » IUTJON Of YIJTIRDAY'S PUZ2U 23. Ital. river 47. Tropical . 26. Variety of "« 2. B) coffee 4«. Dav'i 3. Ostrlchlllce 27. Inflamed marcn bird pljtt 49. Frankfurter 4. Vtxa 29. Line 50. Hinder S. Up-to-date 30. Rainbow ' DOWN 6. Eccentric Jl.Aniler 1. Hindiwork Touting piece took their first nose count and found few noses. Except for Richard Hughes of New jersey, Pat Brown of California and conference chairman Albert Rosellini of Washington, most rank and file Democrats were violently opposed to it. "It stinks," Connecticut's John Dempsey, cried out to Brown in the private huddle of 22 Northern Democrats on Sunday evening. # * W SHARPLY, Dempsey reminded Brown that it was Brown himself, at the 1959 conference in San Juan, who had made the "magnificent speech" that led to adoption of the two-thirds rule. How, he asked,, could Brown now support a return to the pre-1959 unanimity rule? Dempsey warned that if the rules change actually got to the floor of the convention, he would put Brown's 1959 speech in the record, Joining Dempsey were Kennedy-Democrats Endicott Peabody, Massachusetts; John King, N. H.; Grant Sawyer, Nev.; John Reynolds, Wise.; and others. The fact is that almost every Northern Democrat in the gaudy Deauville Hotel was against what Rockefeller had already stigmatized as the "gag rule." When the Sunday evening exchange between Brown and Dempsey disclosed the weakness of the "unanimity rule," the Democrats were in a quandary. In desperation ("We had to improvise," said a lop party strategist) the Democrats then came up with their mad-hatter motion to liquidate the Resolutions Committee. No committee, no messy civil rights resolution. 7. Shake- speare'g river 8. Moving part 9. Abilruse 10. F,. Indian weight 11. Thoroughfares: abbr. 17.-r«plex: colloq. 19. Trolley 20.Indtntnrf- enl Irrlnnd 21. Dreamy music 22.Miiitepped 24. Vibration- leu point 25. Ij under obligation .28. toiled I 34. Unit of | energy • i .16, Cement 38. Haw. | 40. Adage' 41. One: pretlJt 42. Spare-Id fish 44,Oitern 45. Monkey 46. Sta god BUT IF THE Democrats came here disorganized and unprepared, the Republicans were organized and prepared. With one brief exception, they stuck against the unanimity rule and against abolishing the Resolutions Committee. The beneficiary of all this unaccustomed unity was Rockefeller and Republican civil rights. Forgotten for the moment was the "Southern strategy" of the right wing. This did not just happen to happen. National Chairman William Miller laid the groundwork soon after the Southwest Governor's Convention last April. Appalled at the lack of consideration between Washington Republicans and the Republican state capitals, he set up a new network of communications. Helping were Sen. Thurston Morton,, Rep. Robert Wilson (congressional chairmen) and Ohio State Chairman Ray Bliss, a brainy professional. They polled every Republican governor, found strong support for Miller's communication network and began to lay plans for a Republican consensus. Consequently, when the Republicans huddled over the weekend, the stage had been nicely set for an impressive display of party unity. It lasted throughout the conference. How long it will continue is anyone's guess. What is notable is that the out-numbered Republicans out-organized,, out-thought and out-maneuvered the Democratic Governors in an otherwise ho-hurn Governors' conference. Modern Etiquette By ROBERTA LEE Q. Does a divorcee mail out engraved invitations (o her second wedding? A. Definitely not. The informal wedding should Include only relatives and close friends, and the invitations should be cither in tile form of hand written notes from the bride herself, or her mother, or if the guest list is very small, these invitations may be extended over the telephone. Q. What is served at a "coffee"? A. This is usually a get-together for women only, on a weekday morning. Coffee is poured in Ihe living room by the hostess or someone asked to help her. Sweet rolls, brownies, and cookies are on plates on the table with Ihe coffee. Q. Is it necessary always to answer n wedding invitation? A. An Invitation to a home, wedding must always be answered, One to n church wedding must be answered only if it includes an invitation to the reception following. North Adams Skies Saturday, July n Sunset today, 8:20 p. m.; Sun- rist tomorrow, S;39 a. m.; Moon- «t tomorrow, 12:07 «. m.; Firit Quarter tomorrow, 9:13 a. m. The planet, Jupiter, rises IMS p. m. and Is the brightest "slar" in the sky the rest of Ihe night. It will be high in the south at sunrise, Two Hospital Employes Face Larceny Charges Two employes of the North Adams Hospital were scheduled to appear in court to answer charges of petty larceny stemming from an alleged attempted theft of linen and canned goods from the hospital last nlzht. They are John E. Hescock of 10 Sutton St., 24, and William Bohl, formerly of 311 Ashland St., pres ent address unknown. Valued at »42.« Value of the goods they alleged ly attempted to steal was set at $42.40 by George A. Lerrlgo, hospital administrator. He signed the pelty larceny complaint this morn- ng at the district court clerk's office. The two men, who were em- toyed as maintenance workers at the hospital, were to appear n court voluntarily to answer the charge, Acting Police Chief Wil- !iam H. Garner said. According to the report of Of- 'icer Arthur E. Barbeau, who was assigned to the case, the alleged attempted theft occurred about 6 o'clock last nfght. Walter Timoney, the hospital's maintenance engineer, "had reason to believe that an employe of the hospital was responsible for stealing a laundry bag of assorted canned goods," Officer Barbeau's report says. Two Rags Mr. Timohey, the report *ays, noted two bags of "something" in a pickup truck allegedly driven by Hescock to the rear of the hospital at about 6 p.m. Bohl, the report adds, walked from the bushes to the front of the truck. Mr, Timoney noticed the laundry bags were missing from Ihe truck, one of which was under some nearby bushes, the report adds. Mr. Timoney confronted Hescock, police were notified and, after two hours of questioning, lies- cock admitted that he and Bjhl had committed the larceny, the report says. 'The Pajama Game' Is Next Offering At The Playhouse One of the biggest musical comedy hits of the mid-century era, "The Pajama Game," will be the next bill at the Berkshire Play- louse in Stockbridge, Mass. Directed and des,'<med by Robert 'sine Grose, wlro performed in he same capacity for last year's production of "The King and I," his tuneful and youthfully bound- ng musical rumpus, drew throngs Marion W. Sheahan, Nurse, Retires, Stepson Lives Here Marion W. Sheahan, one of the country's most honored nurses, has retired as deputy general director of the National League for Nursing. In private life Miss Sheahan is Mrs. Frank W. Bailey, 5 widow and stepmother of E. Norman Bailey of 63 Hail St. She lives in New York City and Arlington, Vt. Many Honors Miss Sheahan is the only nurse elected president of the American of New York theater-goers for its [public Health Assn. fn 1049 she became the first nurse to receive 214-year run, making it one of! ,he most popular musicals everjthe association's Lasker Award for presented on Broadway. The Berkshire Playhouse production of "The Pajama Game" will employ a cast of 75, includ- ng 15 children from the surround- ng area. Heading the cast will ie Betty Jane Watson as Bate Williams, the union-conscious grievance committee chairman, and Tom Vasiloff as Sid Sorokin, conscientious pajama factory superintendent who falls in love with Babe and must fire her when she leads the other employes to a slow-down. Tile entire production will be directed and designed by Robert 'aine Grose, with Robert Blay- ield as its Musical Director and Stanley Godfrey as choreographer. The chorus will be directed by Joyce Stansell and the cos- umes designed by Diedrie Cartier. Air Force Cadets From 56 Colleges At Otis Tomorrow OTIS AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. (AP)—A M-day summer encampment begins tomorrow at Otis AFB for 231 Air Force ROTC cadets from 56 colleges and universities throughout the country. Four of the cadets will be commissioned in the Air Force Reserve at the close of the training period Aug. 24. The indoctrination training will include flights in RC121 radar Constellations and T33 jet trainers. The summer training is directed by Lt. Col. Frank P. Klotz Jr. of Syracuse, N.Y., and Maj. Earl Flagg of Worcester, Mass., executive officer. New England colleges represented are Harvard, Lowell Tech, Tufts, Boston University, Brown and Colby. Rhode Island Governor To Visit Base in Otis OTIS AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. API—The 500 - man l-13rcl Air Commando Group of the Rhode sland Air National Guard will lie visited Monday by Gov. John H. Chafee of Rhode Island. Commanded by Col. Robert M. Mngown of Warwick, the group arrives at Otis today for two weeks of field training. Marriages Today Miss Lois E. Blanchard of 70 Yale St., nnd William J. Morrisey Jr. of 59 Yale St., at 10 a.m., n the chapel of St. Francis Church. Details of Ihe wedding will be eported in Monday's Transcript. distinguished service. It usually goes to a doctor. The New York State Public Health Assn. gave her its Herman M. Biggs Award in 1054 and the New York State Nurse Teachers' Assn. its Distinguished Service Award in 1058. Skidmore College awarded her citation in 1956 and she received the Florence Nightingale Meri- of the International Conference of Red Cross Societies in 1957. She has been awarded honorary doctorates by Adelphi.College and Western Reserve University. Miss Sheahan began her long nursing career as a public health nurse at the Henry Street Settlement in New York. Stale Dircclor In 1932 she became the director of the state's Bureau of Public Nursing, a position she held until 1!H8. In 1948-49 Miss Sheahan was the visiting professor of nursing at the University of California at Berkeley. She flics Saturday for a five- week trip to Russia and the Balkan countries. 'No Appeal/ Says Rev. W. S. Coffin, Adding Issue Dead The former Williams College chaplain who was arrested in the Montgomery, Aln., bus station May 24 when 11 Freedom Riders attempted to eat at the station's lunch counter, says that no appeal will be made from the Alabama Supreme Court's refusal to review the conviction of four white clergymen and seven Negroes for eating together. The Rev. '.Villiam Sloan Coffin Jr., now chaplain at Yale University, said that the case is s "dead issue." The eatinfi incident occurred four days after bloody race rioting in Montgomery. "We've proved our point," Mr. Coffin said. "Justice is not always served in our courts. 1 don't know what purpose it would serve to carry Ihe iippeal to the United States Supreme Court." Universalists Laud NuclearTest Ban Pact PORTSMOUTH, N'.H. (AP)—An Internntionnl Affairs Workshop of the Unitarian and Univcrsalist churches has commended the United States, Russia and England for their agreement on a pnrtial nuclear test ban. The workshop, meeting at Stnr Island, Isles of Stioals, off Portsmouth said in a statement: "We believe (the ban) is an historic slep the road to peace." RESTAURANT Drinki DINNER L«te Supp« Williamttown, Mtmchusttti 4:30 P.M. t« I A.M. CLOSED MONDAY M»r lk Willitmjliun Smnrntr Thulri taRcntil

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