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The Day's Almanac Feb. M, 1N4 (EST). ..^ .} :M P-«-Sunrisel:M'i.m. High (Me today, 7.» ft.. 4 :SS p.nu HI|htk1eFri.,Mft..i ! 2j. P i n . VOL. LXXVIII, NO. 124 The Portsmouth Herald Weather Forecast ToBlght-F.lr, Utlle colder. Tomorrow-- Fair, coM. Herald temperaturei (24 hours)-High 27. low 17. PORTSMOUTH, N. H, THURSDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 20, 1964 Ik- 28 PAGES If v ** "·* 'Sufficient Evidence' -- Maynard Held in Girl's S ROCKY AND FRIENDS - The Beatles weren't greeted any more warmly when they arrived in America recently than Gov. Nelson Rockefeller was last night in Exeter by cheering and placard-waving students from Phillips Exeter Academy. Hoffa May Take Stand Today in Own Defense CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) --Teamsters Union President James R. Hoffa's trial on charges of attempted jury tampering begins its second month today, with his lawyers saying he may testify before the day ends. Ewing King Is last of the labor leader's five codefendants to teslify. King is a former president of the Teamsters loca at Nashville. The government charges Hoffa and the others tried to rig the federal court jury in his 1962 trial at Nashville on a conspiracy charge. That jury couldn't reach a verdict and a mistrial was ordered. Thomas E. Parks, Nashville Snowy Welcome Rocky Hits Exeter On Heels of Storm EXETER -- Red flares in the bore many not so strange de- snow and an organized cheering vices, including such sentiments squad of Phillips Exeter Academy students, waving placards aloft, greeted Gov. Nelsot Rockefeller's arrival here lasi night. The hand-lettered placards funeral home handyman; and his nephew, Larry Campbell, a Teamsters business agent at Detroit, testified Wednesday. * * * Parks and Campbell are accused of trying to bribe Gratin Fields, who was dropped from the Nashville jury when the government reported an attempt to contact him. Both defendants denied ever hearing of Fields or of trying to contact any juror. Winter Snowfall Now Stands at 64.5-Inch Total vn.ii.vi o ui tuc u i i n I UUI1U Yesterday's s n o w storm Republican Club said she plans brought the total snowfall for the a brief speech followed by a 19fi3-fi4 winter season to 64.5 /i,act nn _ nn ,4 :_j _ Sen. Smith Due To Make Visit Here Saturday Maine's Sen. Margaret Chase 5mith will be back in New Hampshire this weekend along with other GOP candidates for he presidential nomination. Her campaigning in the seacoast area will begin Saturday morning with a meeting with as "We Go for Rocky," "We Will Go Far With N.A.R." and even "Happiness Is a Vote for Rockefeller." If Rockefeller drew the usual 'built-in" audience from the Academy, he also brought out a good number of older folks despite the nasty storm. * » * In fact, Town Hall was pretty well filled for the governor's speech, and after the hoopla died down, there were.a number of Goldwafer Claims Victory On March 10 Sen. Barry Goldwater will hit Portsmouth tonight, borne on he wings of his own prediction :hat he'll win big in the New Hampshire GOP presidential primary. The senator and his entourage are slated to arrive at the Rockingham Hotel tonight at 5:30. After dinner, there will be a motorcade at 7:15 to the Ports mouth High School, where Gold water will speak at 7:45. Following his speech, he wil fly back to Washington from Pease, but he'll return again Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at Pease for more campaigning. * » * On the optimistic Goldwater appraisal of his chances, the Associated Press today reported the senator predicts he will win close to 50 per cent of the vote in the Granite State primary and start his campaign snowballing. Yesterday in Rumney, he told supporters, "If we can come out of New Hampshire with a decided victory, you have no idea what this is going to do for my candidacy over the rest of the United States." The Arizona senator calculated that any candidate who captures 35 per cent of the vote in the March 10 primary and takes seven of the convention delegates would have a definitive victory." * * * Goldwater said a New Hamp- HELD IN PAMELA MASON DEATH - Edward H. Coolidge Jr., 27-year-oId nnemployed father of an infant child, is shown being led into Htllsborough County Jail in Manchester after being arraigned on a murder charge today in connection with the slaying of 14-year-old Pamela Mason a month ago. Coolidge formerly drove a hoiise-to-honse bakery track. ·^ ^mm^ Court Refuses To Set Bail For Accused MANCHESTER (AP) -- A jobless father today pleaded innocent to a first degree murder charge iii the stabbing-shooting death of a 14-year-old high school girl. Edward H. Coolidge Jr., 27, father of a 17-months- old daughter, was ordered held without bail for hear- ng March 4 after his appearance before Municipal Court Judge Alfred J. Chretien. · * * Coolidge was accused of the death of Pamela Mason, an honor student at Manchester High School, whose sexually molested body was found Jan. 21 off Interstate Route 93 in Manchester. Coolidge was neatly dressed inl- and tie when he entered the! courtroom, flanked by delec lives and his attorney. The charge staled that he wil- ully shot Pamela Mason in the C O N C O R D (AP) attorney general's office shire victory would prove he can get votes in the Northeast and unlock convention delegate support in states that are waiting to see what happens March 10. here "I think I can win very handily in the Northeast," he said. Goldwater said the New Attorney General Clamps Down on Vote Count Leaks The has ruled that town election officials are barred from providing news media with election returns until the vote is officially declared by the moderator of the town meeting. The question raised by th American Broadcasting Co. pro testing plans of the Columbi Broadcasting System for cover ing the New Hampshire presi dential primary March 10. ABC asked if it was legal for moderators and other town Weight Hearing v j u i v i u a L t i i oaiu U1C -l»CW J j _» t Hampshire race boils down to a mod * rato " . a ? d , othel \ two-man contest between him ectl °" offlclals f eed airly searching questions asked he candidate. Between his brief speech and the questions Rockefeller made a number of salient points. He again charged the Democrats administration with a "leader ship gap," and went on to ex iiju*iiuig ni-.ii a meeting W l l l l «"«y o"F) aiu* vrciiif Ull t,U CA Dover Republican women. | plain various ways in which he In the afternoon from 1 to 2'believes the leadership has been she is scheduled to be in Ports- remiss. mouth at the home of Mr. anc Mrs. Raimond Bowles, 50 Willard Ave. and then she'll appear in Market Square for a lour of carried ou Ihe downtown area beginning at He said 2:15 p.m. "evidence * * * Saturday night, she will be at :he Memorial Union building at :he University of New Hampshire at 7. Officers of the UNH Young state. 1963-64 winter season to 64.5 inches, according to records kept at the city's Sherburne water pumping station. Since New Year's Day, 40.3 inches have fallen, the records show. This puts snowfall for this winter well ahead of comparable periods a year ago. But it should be explained thai 5ar less than 64.5 inches of snow actually remain on Ihe ground. Frequent warm spells have cut' into total snow depth significantly, not to mention homeowners' fuel bills. j City Manager Robert C. Violette computes the cost of snow plowing and removal from Jan.: 1 lo loday at about $30,000, or about $745 for each inch of snow' that has fallen since that date, j In one recent year the cost of! snow operations averaged about' $1,125 per inch. The drop in cost this year may be attributable to the fact that much of the season's snow has come in four or five heavy storms. i Yesterday's snowfall isn't enough to warrant use of snow ' SNOWFALL (Please turn to page three) 'question-and-answer period, a pattern which has characterized her campaign throughout the Her schedule also calls for noon talk Sunday to the New England Council of Young Republicans at Manchester. For example, he said he was "very disturbed" by the way the wheat sale to Russia was carried out. this was the first -.- the Soviets really needed something from us," ami we should have driven a harder bargain, in effect. * « n He said the U.S. lost a "golden opportunity" to get an agreement from the Russians on their "not using their trade to undermine free countries." Also, it might have been pos. sible to get a "withdrawal" of Russians from Cuba and a "tangible show of relieving ten- ROCKY (Please turn to page 10) and Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller of New York. Sen. Margaret Chase Smith, R-Maine, and former Minnesota Gov. Harold Stassen also are entered in the preference poll, with organized write-in campaigns for former Vice President Richard M. Nixon and Henry Cabot Ixidge, now U.S. Ambassador to South Viet Nam. * « * Goldwater d r u m m e d two themes in his campaign travels, GOLDWATER (Please turn to page three) Rocky Gaining NEW YORK (AP) -- A Gallup Poll today showed Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller of New York moving up strongly on Sen. Barry Goldwater of Arizona, when voters across the nation were asked which of the two candidates for the Republican nomination they preferred. A m o n g Republicans, Goldwater's lead over Rockefeller dropped to 44-41 from 57-35 a month ago. The undecided group grew from 8 to 15 per cent. The poll did not consider other possible candidates. lion returns exclusively to CBS. Asst. Ally. Gen. Alexander J. Kalinsky issued a ruling saying ballots cannot be inspected un- Ihe polls arc closed and --.ly the moderator can declare Ihe vote, and he cannot delegate this responsibility to any olher election official." However, Kalinsky ruled that town clerks and other officials are free to announce the vote to any news media or anyone else. And he said there is n prohibition against town clerk and election officials being pai to protect news media on th vote once it has been-announce by the moderator. * « * Naval Doctors Helping Defense By BOB NORLING Two Navy psychiatrists today said the Air Force probably did more harm than good in its approach to the weight problem of a Pease AFB captain it wants to toss out of the service because of his "defective altitude" toward orders to reduce Testimony to this effect high-^ --lighted the opening of a hea ing at which Capt. Harold Sacane of 19 Woodlawn Av Kittery, is fighting to stay the Air Force. Lt. James J. Bernard, wh examined Sacane at Port mouth Naval Hospital in Jam ary 1963 said the 31-year-ol head with a stabbed her caliber rifle, the back and chest, and cut her throat with a knife. * * * Asked for his plea, Coolidge stood firmly before the court and replied: honor." "Not guilty, your The ruling did not deal specifically with the problem of ex elusive returns. It left other of ficials free to do as they pleas once the moderator has an nounced the vote. In addition to the networks the Associated Press, New Hampshire News Service, news papers and radio and television stations also will compile the primary vote. Kalinski's ruling stated: "Once the moderator officially and publicly declares the vote, anyone, including town clerks and other election offi- VOTE TALLY (Please turn to page three) 347 jet bomber navigate bombardier was "getting tw messages" from his superio ifficers which constituted a 'ambivalent" approach to hi being overweight. » * » On one hand, Lt. Bernar aid, they were "telling him t ose weight" and, on the other the same people were waiv ng weight disqualifications i rder to allow him to fly, am this substantially removed hi motivation to lose weight." Lt. Cmdr. Daniel V. Voiss, an other psychiatrist at the nava hospital, said Sacane's medica records that he has seen show« no medical advice or diet for Sacane to follow. "As I recall, the only thing I saw were recorded weights a various limes," Cmdr. Voiss tolc a board of three Strategic Air Command colonels convened to lear Sacane's side of the story and make recommendations on whether or not he should be discharged. * * * Sacane, who now weighs 223 jounds, was charged last Aug. 6 with what the Air Force called a "defective attitude" oward orders to reduce and hat between Oct. 23, 1962, and July 31, 1963, he "wrongfully ailed to reduce weight although e knew he could." The Air 'orcc charge also says Sacane ad an "apathetic approach ·hich raised serious doubts to ^·arrant his staying in the Air pounds over Force's prescribed aximum weight of 221 pounds, for his 6-foot, 2-inch height when the charge was brought. i Sacane's civilian counsel, j Robert A. Shames of Ports- WEIGHT (Please turn to page three) Hampton Okay The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has given its approval to a project to improve the Hampton Harbor. Estimated to cost (325,000, the plan calls for construction of jetties and dredging a harbor channel. Federal funds will provide 59 per cent of the cost, while the State of New Hampshire and the towns of Hampton and Seabrook will share Ihe balance. Word of the approval came from the office of U.S. Rep. Lonis C. Wyman, who was notified of the Army's decision by Col. Otto J. Rhode, commander of the New England Corps sector. The defense altorney objected to a two - week delay before the probable cause hearing, insisting that it be held tomorrow. He said police had interrogated Coolidge earlier in the month and that the attorney ?eneral had publicly stated that be had "a prime suspect" in the case, "obviously referring to rny client." * * * T h e attorney general mentioned as a "prime suspect" a man whose car report- information on the arrest. Miss Ma.son disappeared into a snowstorm Jan. 13 after leaving her home in the car of a man who offered her a baby- silting job. The youngster had posted her name on a bulletin ward in an automatic laundry, saying she was available for jaby sitting work. 4 ft K 1 ! On Jan. 21, her body was ound alongside the busy inter- stale highway. She had been shot twice in the head, slabbed bur limes, her Ihroal slashed ind she was sexually molested. The slaying roused memories of the unsolved slaying ot Sandra Valade, 18, of Manchester, ?eb. 1, 1960. Miss Valade also lad been shot in the head, had - edly had been stuck in snow on Interstate 93 on Jan. 13, the slabbed and sexually molested. Dr. Lionel Lavoie, Hillsborough County medical examiner, said the Mason case was "almost identical" with the Valads slaying. * * * Maynard said Coolidge had been in municipal court yester- iiiwi-M.au; ».f on Jan. 13, the f ' ay on a ellal '8fi of stealing $300 night when Pamela w a s slain. from a ba)icr y firm where he Her body was found in a ditch " ad worked - He pleaded Inno- the expressway. Coolidge Is a ness steward, former Army , serving from 955 to 1959. He also was a chef it a YMCA camp in Alton Bay rom August through October of 959. Medicine, Food Sent to Assist Quake Refugees ANGRA DO HEROISMO, Ter- ira, Azores ( A P ) -- Tenls, edicine and food were rushed homeless Ihousands on Sao the court building during the hearing, and everyone entering t h e b u i l d i n g was quickly searched. Stale Ally. Gen. W i l l i a m Maynard told newsmen the state has ".siiffit:iont evidence to indicate Coolidge was involved in the slaying." He said Coolidge until recently was a bakery route salesman. « # # Coolidge was held in the Manchester police lockup overnight for appearance in court today. Maynard declined lo disclose rge today after a wave of details of how Coolidge came to rthquakes crumbled the is- be suspecled of the slaying which brought demands cent and waived 'examination. He was released in $1,000 bail to await superior court action on the larceny charge. Maynard said Coolidge's arrest "resulted from good hard, well organized police work." He praised Manchester and state A cordon of police surrounded'!' 0 " 0 - 1 ' P'" s teams of investiga- .,, 1 u..:,.,:__ _,....:.. _ ,, tors from olher local departments, for Ihe cooperative way in which they worked as a unit on the Mason case. and's main town to rubble. An emergency evacuation at brought more than 1,000 o Jorge islanders to nearby rceira was stopped Wednes- y when the six-day series of akes subsided. The other 19,inhabitants chose to stay on island. An American freighter joined ne British, Norwegian, Italian d Yugoslav ships in removing dazed refugees. Two landing craft from the U.S. Air Force Base at Lajes, on Terceira's eastern shore, brought the refugees fro mthe larger ships to shore. Most of the 1,600 buildings in the area of Velas, Sao Jorge's chief town, were reported destroyed. LAFAYETTE WAYSIDE FURNITURE, Inc. The Horn* gf Fin* Furnirur* U.S. Rouli 1 (Larnville Rd.) 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