The North Adams Transcript from North Adams, Massachusetts on August 6, 1963 · Page 14
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North Adams, Massachusetts
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Tuesday, August 6, 1963
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FOURTEEN THF NORTH ADAMS. MASSACHUSETTS. TRANSCRIPT TUESDAY AFTERNOON. AUGUST 6. 1963 Passamaqnoddy Opposite Views Expressed at Hearing; U.S. Sen. Kennedy in Favor of Project BOSTON (AP)—Opposing sides have described the proposed lion dollar Passamaquoddy tidal building conducted by Assistant power project us "bold and eco- Secretary of the Interior Kenneth nomically feasible" and "a total- Holum. • Kennedy In Favor U.S. Sen, Edward M. Kennedy, ly uneconomic project." and unjustified Both views were expressed yes lerday at a hearing at the federal LIVE IT UP the smart way Make this vacation ttie best yet Borrow all the cash you need—a little or a lot —before you go. You can do it fast and easy at M-A-C. And at terms you c*n afford, 15 Bank St. North Adams, Mass. MO 3-5347 Wallet Lost 2 Years Ago Found at Lake A wallet tort two yean ago by a WiUiamstown man turned up yesterday at Windsor Lake, minus the (7 H originally contained. Park and Recreation Commissioner George A. Fairs discovered the weather-worn billfold and notified the owner Earl King Jr. of Hamel Ave., Williamstown who claimed it »t the local police station. Although the money wa« missing, identification paper* in the wallet remained untouched. D-Mass., in a statement backing the project said: "Passamaquoddy has been a dream of forward - looking men for many years. Now it is our chance to take safe and prudent action to 'make this dream come true." Kennedy said, "New England consumers are now paying between 4 and 20 per cent more for electricity than In other parts of the country. Industrial users pay even more. The basic reason for this is the fact that we'have no indigenous (native) source of cheap power." Boston Edison Co. issued a statement contending the project . ... would not be a source of cheap through two transmission circmL power and would "waste more than a billion dollars of the taxpayers' money." "One Hour Per Day" "Even based on tile figures prepared by the Department of In terior, the average cost of Quoddy power at the site will be 15.6 mills per kilowatt hour and would be available only one hour a day whereas new, efficient generators provide power 24 hours a day," Edison said. Kennedy contended that the project for harnessing the tides of the Bay of Fundy at Eastport Maine, would benefit the banks and retail trades in Massachu setts as well as bringing hydro electric power (n the Bay Stat of 315,000 volts which would b built from Passamaquoddy t Boston. The New England AFL • Council said the project has th support of "virtually all member of the AFL-CIO in New England. 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COMPANY Killing Twister Rakes Western Pennsyvania GLASSPORT, Pa. (AP) - Hundreds of worken yesterday dug into piles of debris left by a storm that ripped a path of death and destruction through Glassport and nearby western Pennsylvania communities. Two were killed and some 70 others were injured by the furious assault of rain and wind Saturday night. Damage ran into millions of dollars. Winds clocked at 90 miles an hour rocked Glassport for 45 minutes and roared into nearby Carnegie, Clairton, McKeesport and Dravosburg. Buildings were ripped apart. Electrical circuits were knocked out. "All reports indicate it was a tornado, but we can't call it that officially," said chief forecaster Henry Rockwood of the U.S. Weather Bureau in Pittsburgh. The dead were William Petrosky, 41, owner of the Petrosky Hotel, and Robert Marlon, M, They were in the three-story frame hotel which wa» flattened. Holmes to Rectify 'Rank Injustice' BOSTON — S*n. Newland H. Holme*, R-Weymoutti, intends to send a 5-oent stamp to Judge Samuel T. Tisdale of Greenfield, presiding judge of the Frankh'n County Probate Court, to rectify "a rank injustice." Checking ttie records Holmes found that Judge Tisdale receives compensation of $13,999.96 while judges of probate counties receive an even $14,000. "This is a rank injustice and should be corrected," said Holmes, a former president of the Senate. "At first I planned to file a bill but found that this would cost the commonwealth at least 115 to print and, besides, I might have difficulty in getting the measure admitted as a late- filed bill, "So I have decided that as a legislator I will correct this inequity and send Judge Tisdale the four cents.-Even better, I'll send him a 5 cent stamp and he'll then be getting more ' than tlie other judges - $14,000.01." Around Vermont C. P. Adams to Resign Jan. I MONTPELIER—Carroll P. Adams, 71-year-old executive secretary of the Republican Party in Vermont, has announced that he will resign Jan. 1. Adams, a native of Northampton, Mass., spent most of his life in Michigan where he directed several successful political campaigns for Michigan's governors. He moved to Benmngton in 1951 where he headed the County Industrial Corporation until accepting the Republican post in 1959. * * * Simmonds Workers Reject Union VERGENNES—Workers at Simmonds Precision Products Inc. in Vergennes have rejected a union bargaining " E<;i The vote was 207 lo 68 against the International Union of Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers, AFL-CIO, in a National Labor Relations Board election. * » * House Moved, But Still Owes Duty HIGHGATE SPRINGS—A Vermonter whose house was moved off the international boundary line between the United States and Canada has been advised by Canadian customs officials that he owes a duty on furniture formerly stationed in the Quebec side of the house. Milton Smith is vigorously protesting, both the move of his house and the customs bill. The Smith home straddled the Vermont-Canadian border for more than 100 years. State officials said it was interfering with their work on the interstate highway and, after two years of failing to come to terms with Smith, ordered it moved. * * « Water Supt. Wheeler Resigns BENNINGTON—Bennington Village Water Commissioners last night accepted the resignation of Department Supt. Emory Wheeler, effective Oct. 1, after 37 years' service. Commissioners said Wheeler had performed "faithfully and outstandingly," during a time when the Water Department had experienced its greatest growth under severe difficulties. In his resignation letter. Wheeler pointed to his years of service and said "I'm just getting tired." He is the third veteran department employe to be lost by the department during the past year. Robert Quackenbush, caretaker at Lake Hancock, and a master mechanic, died early in the year, and Peter Harrington, another key employe, was forced to go on inactive status because of a heart condition. * * « Alleged Knife-Thrower Arraigned BARRE—Angelo Sessa, 34, pleaded not guilty yesterday to intoxication and breach of peace charges in connection with allegedly threatening two police officers while armed with knives. Sessa was jailed when he could not provide $1,000 bail after his arraignment in Barre Municipal Court. Police said the threats were made while Sessa was being arrested at his home Saturday night. They reported re. ceiving complaints that Sessa was throwing knives at children from his porch. « • « Workers Ordered Back to Jobs BURLINGTON—A Superior Court judge has issued a restraining order to get construction workers back on the job at three major sites here. Judge Harold C. Sylvester, sitting as a court of chancery, scheduled a hearing on the temporary order for Aug. 19. Walkouts had halted work at Burlington's new high school, a University of Vermont dormitory project and the E. B. & A. C. Whiting Co. plastics plant. The walkout by employes of McNamara Vermont, principal contractor on the three jobs, was in sympathy with 20 electrical workers who quit last Monday after a dispute with Stale Electric Co., a subcontractor. About 220 men were involved in the work stoppage. Safety Program May List All U.S. Drinking Drivers BOSTON (AP)-State officials, ncludlng Gov. Endicott Peabody .nd Motor Vehicles Registrar James R. Lawton, have disclosed plans for a many-faceted highway iafety program. Lawton said yesterday he will ask the governor to request funds Tom the legislature next year to mable Massachusetts to join the National Driver License Service which keeps a record of all driv- irs in the country convicted o! driving while under the influence of liquor or involved in a fatality. 10 Extra Clerks Lawton said joining the system would require hiring 10 additional registry clerks and setting np machinery at a total cost of $75,000 to $100.000. Membership in the system would enable Massachusetts to 'attack the problem of drivers whose licenses have been suspended or revoked in one state and who go into another stale and get a new license." Lawton said. The registrar noted that "our sister state* In New England arc members of this service." Peabody told newsmen yesterday, "We are concerned and we are moving in the field of traf- 'Ic safety. We have to move as list and intelligently as we can, We've got to see what we can do about this carnage on the highway which takes away talented people nnd cuts down in the prime of life, people we need." Master Plaa Meanwhile, Public Safety Com missioned Frank S. (files said he designing, »l the governor's rt- uest, a master plan for patrol ng and better enforcement on nnin and secondary roads to liminale duplication of effort be- ween the several enforcement gencies. On Beacon Hill House Democrats Rebuff Rep. Curtiss, Allege 'Gross Insult' to Gov. Peabody BOSTON (AP) - House Democrats have accused Republican floor leader Sidney Q. Curtiss'oi a "gross insult" to Democratic Gov. Endicott Peabody and rebuffed the Sheffield Republican on the floor. Curtiss proposed yesterday that a special committee be set up to call upon the governor and ask him about any plans for additional special messages. Curtiss said the governor hasn't had "too much experience," and perhaps the House should send a committee to find out about his plans. Curtiss said Speaker John T. Thompson, D-Ludlow, has been saying the legislature will end its session soon, but the governor hasn't been sending the messages he has indicated he plans. Rep. John F. X. Davoren, D- Milford, the Democratic leader, called Curtiss' proposal "effrontery" and said that in the long listory of the House "no one in either party ever before attempt ed to provide such a gross insult :o the chief executive." The House voted 46-35 against suspending rules to allow the Cur- iss order to be taken up. Holyoke Bill Recalled The Senate recalled a bill which would allow a Holyoke City coun- cillor lo be appointed a fireman without a one year wait after he eaves office. Customarily, a bill is recalled Torn the governor's desk in order :o give him more time to consider it. The five days allowed for signature or veto elapsed yesterday. The bill would affect Joseph Jubinville, who goes out of offic at the end of the year. Under the Holyoke city charter, no electe official may be appointed to city job until a year after his term of office ends. Tougher Convention Rulei The House passed and sent tc the Senate a bill intended tc strengthen state political conver tions by making it more difficn for an opponent to enter a pr mary against a convention cand date. Under the new plan, a conven tion-rejecled candidate who faile to poll 20 per cent of the conven tion vote would be required Ic file 10,000 signatures on nomina tion papers to enter a primary If he did get more than 20 pe cent of a convention vote, h> could enter the primary by filini 2,500 signatures, the same num her now required. The bill had an up and down day. First it was kilted by a TO. call vote of 112-117, but later wa revived by another roll call o 117-106. The House also rejected, on a roll call of 116-101, a move to sub mil the bill to the Supreme Court for ah opinion on its constitution alily. Consumer Council Gains The Senate advanced a bil creating a consumer council in the office of the governor. The bill went to a third reading on a roll call vole of 20-14, after a tie vole of 20-20 defeated a pro posed substitute with a differen form of council. The council was advocated b; Tariff Board Must Rule Threat to Help Shoemen WASHINGTON (AP) — A group of senators from 21 stales have ieen told that unless the Tariff Commission determines the domestic shoe industry Is being lurt by foreign imports, there is little hope of imposing import quotas. Christian A. Herter, President Kennedy's special representative for trade negotiations, outlined he difficulties In imposing quotas n a reply to 33 senators who urged the President to negotiate an agreement with exporting na- .ions to restrict their imports to :he United States. Reply From Herter Sen. Edmund S. Muskie, D, Maine, chief sponsor of the July '5 appeal, received a reply from Herter yesterday. The senators had held that the President is authorized to invoke quotas either under the Agricul- ural Act of 1956 or the Trade Expansion Act of 1962. Herter said that the Agriculture Act provision cited by the sena- ors covers only agricultural commodities and products manufac- ured from them. "Because shoes are removed by a number of stages of processing rom the original agricultural commodity," Herter said, "there is serious question that they can qualify (under that act)." Two Difficulties As to possible relief under the Trade Expansion Act, Herter aid there were two fundamental difficulties: "First, since such quotas can i imposed only pursuant to trade agreements, the other countries concerned would have to agree o their imposition. It is very un- ikely that they would be willing lo do so. "Moreover, if they could be persuaded at all, it would only be at the price of offering very sub- tantial compensatory concessions on other imports competitive with [omcstic items. . ." Another section of the Trade Expansion Act, Herter said au- horizes the President to enter in- o so - called orderly marketing agreements and covers all commodities. It was put into the act, Herter recalled, largely in recog- nilion of the problems of the domestic shoe industry. If Ruled Threat But, Herter noted, the Presiden may invoke his authority unde this provision only after the Taril Commission has found that in creased imports due lo -trad, agreement concessions havi caused or threatened to cause se rious injury to the domestic in dustry concerned. Herter, on the latter basis, sug jested that the domestic shoe in dustry petition the Tariff Cora mission for an investigation to lie termine injury. Joint Sons of Italy Family Picnic Aug. 11 The Men's and Ladies' Lodges if the Sons of Italy will hold a amily picnic on Sunday, Aug. 11 jeginning at II a.m. at the Polish Grounds off Rt. 116 in Cheshire. A meeting to complete plan, will take place Thursday at 8 ii he Eagles' Hall on State St Samuel Spagnola of the Men's .odge and Mrs. Mary Timothj of the Ladies' Lodge are chair men in charge. The affair is open to the public and all foods will be sold at cost WALLPAPER 49cu P 2 Complete Wallpaper Sample Books fo Select From ALL WALLPAPERS IN STOCK We Give S&H Green Stamps on All Stor» Merchandise ALDO'S Just Over the Overpass 145 Sfafo St., MO 3-6155 Gov. Peabody and would be made up of 10. appointees of the governor, with a paid staff of three. The substitute bill, which was rejected wlien Senate President John E. Powers, D-Boston, cast the lying vote, called for a board of 10 but with five of them state officials who would sit ex-officio. The bill ran into bipartisan opposition from Sen. William E. Hays, R-Wallham, and Sen. Joseph D. Ward, D-Fitchburg. Hays said the bill indicated there was a belief that state agencies were not doing their job. He said if that was so, the officials in the agencies should be fired. The consumer council would have broad powers to subpoena books, records and individuals in investigations of prices. It also would represent the people before rate-regulating agencies. Ward said the council could become a political vehicle lor a governor. Sen. Mario Umana, D - Boston, chief advocate of the bill on the floor, said the council could protect the people from overcharges. Development Board Gov. Peabody filed a special message with the legislature asking creation of an emergency area development board, which he said would enable the slate to lake advantage of some federal funds in combatting unemployment in depressed areas. The governor asked /or a bond issue of up to $10 million which would be used to aid commercial and Industrial redevelopment projects. Court Cages Banned Without debate, the House passed a bill banning the use of cages for prisoners on trial in the superior courts. Several counties retain cages in which prisoners who are not under bail are kept while on trial. Northeast Permit Asked The Senate adopted a resolution urging the Civil Aeronautics Board to reverse its decision denying Northeast Airlines a permanent certificate lo fly between Boston and Miami, Fla. Planning Council Gaini The Senate approved a new draft of a bill creating a Metropolitan Planning Council, which would make overall studies fa the Boston metropolitan area. Member cities and towns would be those in the various Metropolitan District Commission groups. The revised bill comes up for debate today. how about them ,.. with YO U out of the picture? 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