Newport Daily News from Newport, Rhode Island on July 21, 1966 · Page 1
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Newport, Rhode Island
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Thursday, July 21, 1966
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Weattier Data Friday Son RUei 5:21 Sett 8:13 Tides . Ugh 11:59 A.M. P.M. Low 5:18 A.M. 5:48 P.M. Wednesday Temperatures Ugh 78 low M. local Forecanf Fair with no Important changes In temperature tonight and Friday. Lowest temperature tonight upper 50s. (Detailed Report on Page 2) ESTABLISHED 1846 VOL. 122--NO. 56 NEWPORT, R. I., THURSDAY, JULY 21, 1966 PAGES PRICE SEVEN CENTS OO! WHAT HE SAID! -- This little miss winces (but gleefully) at whispered message from her companion during Children's Day program opening Newport Folk Festival activities at Festival Field yesterday. (Daily News Photo) Seeger's New Role: Festival Pied Piper By T. CURTIS FORBES Folksingers weaved tales and weavers sang songs to an audience of more than 2,000 children yesterday at the Newport Folk Festival. The children came from all points of the compass. They were entertained by a cross section of performers who presented what was essentially a Folk Festival in miniature. Pete Seeger, teller .of tales 'and singer of songs, went from group to group. Sometimes he was a giant. At other times, he was a small boy. At all times he was Pete Seeger, a man beyond qualification by adjectives Festival Program Today t p.m.: Oscar Brand, Judy Collins, Bob Gibson, Bessie Jones, Jim and Jessie McReynolds, Phil Ochs, Billie and De De Pierce, and the Preser ration Hall Band, Bukka White Ed Young and family. Friday, July 22 11 a.m. - 5'p.m.: Banjo, vocal styles, Mississippi and its derivatives, guitar, instruments made folk tales with love mandolin, Negro religious song fiddle, ballads, harmonica, Af ro-American singing. 8 p.m.: Cajun Band, Angu; Chisholm and Harvey MacKin non, Coon Creek Girls, Flat fand Sruggs, Clark Kessinger Northeast Fiddlers, Son House Skip James, Bukka White Liam Clancy, Jimmie Driftwood. Joe Heaney, Grant Rog ers, Mike Seeger, Trinidad Ti ger D i x i e Hummingbirds Dorothy Love, and the Gospe (Continued on Page 2) . man for all manner of men, ·oung and'old. Jimmie Driftwood was there and played his grandfather's guitar, which was made more han a century ago. Bessie ones delighted the children to he point where they joined ler in song. The singers and the craftsman, who tooled their arts in a ent set up especially for the display of folk craft, were the warp and woof that formed the abnc of day. · Dark clouds, which covered ie field in the morning, were enetrated; by the summer sun ater in the afternoon and ailed beyond the horizon like Spanish galleonsj under full ail. The mood was Alice in Wonderland and Tom Sawyer. Alice istened, her printed dress carefully spread about her on Jie grass. Tom dipped his fingers in the jotter's clay, buried his nose n the freshly sheared wool and tried to scale festival field fence, not to sneak into the show but simply to be on top. No one could quite believe it. Folk, performers, chaperones, c a m p counselors, reporters watched in awe as the children took over, half mesmerized by the vast rolling site, the Eskimo at his .scrimshaw, and above all by the sound of folk lusic. To many, the sound of the distant drummer came from the northern, end of the fielc where Jim Kweskin and his jug band Introduced the children to a band concert with wash board instruments and combs wrapped in tissue paper. "The cheaper the comb, the better the vibrations," Jim told the youngsters as his three · piece group improvised lively melodies to the beat of a wash tub. In aonther corner, Pete Seeger in broad daylight dared to summon up images of medic val dragons. He had his young listeners perched on the edgi of their chairs. That is, unti the dragon was subdued by a ong of a small boy. The seg ment ended with Seeger tellini is audience, "Maybe some ay you will be able to van uish a dragon with a song." The children were not to hi utdone by the singers. At om oint they mounted the stag nd performed for artists am arents alike. The group of Newport young ers under the direction 6 (iss Margaret Gomes of th chool Department who volun th th eered -her time to direct roup, sang the songs of The Newport Folk Festival, xpected to be the biggest fes- ival in the city's history, pre- ents its first evening concert f the 1966 series tonight at 8 at Festival Field. Festival officials this morn- ng said advance sales exceeded last years and indications were iaturday and Sunday tax the 8,000 legal capacity to its full- St. Artistically it is expected to je a more polished prescnta- ion that those of previous years, with more concern devoted to onccpt programming and stag- ng. "Instead of each of the, art- sts having about 15 minute's in which to work, we will be pro- Aid Is Given To Cliff Walk The city Council last night advanced $2,500 to the Cliff | Walk Commission to help ear- on a statewide publicity tion advancing $2,500 for li jrary construction. The library juilding committee, made u] of councilman and trustees o campaign. The campaign will th_ People's Library, will mee I ask voters to approve in No at 5 p.m. today at the library vember a bond issue that will to prepare a recommendation I pay part of the cost of repair- ling the historic walk. I Years of study by a Cliff | Walk Study Committee got results early this year. The .city Council created a non - profit zoning Goat Island and Flee I corporation, t h e Cliff Walk I Commission, to arrange for the I walk to be restored. Congress I appropriated $340,000 for the (repairs, but required that local I money match the federal grant. I The state Assembly voted a I bond issue of $405,000 to pay I half the local share of the I$1,150,000 project. The bond is- Isuc was ordered onto the state I election ballot for referendum I in November. The funds voted I by the Council last night will I help the. Commission conduct III* «» m P»i« n for »PP/oval of discussed recently. Ithe bonds by the state's voters. L«VI nld tha a The Council took preliminary action last night on a reiolu- for Council action next week. ' In both cases the city wouli eventually be reimbursed fo the appropriations. A public hearing was held 01 Landing as Commercial A dis tricts. The only speaker wa William H. Leys, executive d rector of the Redevelopmen Agency, which is seeking th change. It is one more step i redevelopment plans, he sai pointing out Goat Island neve had been zoned, because it wa owned by the federal govern ment since the 1800's. Mayor Shea asked about th possibility of-a buffer street o park on Fleet Landing next t Hunter House which has bee Leys laid tha agency's con (Continued on Pag* 2) choolyard, folk music in it vrimitive fornu When all was over, schoo (Continued on lags 2) Gemini 10 Will Splash Down At 5:07 P.M.; Fleet Waiting ·CAPE KENNEDY, Fla. (AP) -- One of man's most exciting nd significant space adveu- ures reaches a blazing climax ate today when the Gemini 10 stronauts make a meteoric ive back through the atmos- here, bringing home a bundle I records. Command pilot John W. Young, a Navy Commander, nd space-walker Michael Col ins, an Air Force major, ilanned to trigger the retro? ockets on their fuel-short ipacefraft 'at 4:31 p.m. EST to itart a fiery descent. The land- ng in the Atlantic about 550 miles east southeast of Cape Kennedy was timed for 5:07 p.m. A recovery force of ships and ilanes headed by the helicopter aircraft carrier Guadalcanal vas stationed in the planned anding zone, where weather conditions were reported good. Until the re-entry, the astro- lauts were to drift through pace, conserving their precious remaining fuel.and conducting vhatever photographic and scientific experiments they could. They were ready to come lome after three days aloft. In .hat period they had had the latch open three times -- twice 'or Collins" business outside and once to jettison items no longer newsmen the rendezvous 'with I about like we predicted. Only it| he lifeless Agena 8 was the takes more time for body posi- most significant achievement, tioning. This is indeed a prob- thought it was impossible to handhold is a big impediment. I rendezvous with something thatjcould hang on-(to the Agena) had been up there for four but I couldn't get around to the "A year ago," Bean said, "we lem. I found that the lack of a months -- with no radar beacon or lights. That one thing alone gives us an impact of what has been done on Gemini 10. It was tremendous." Young, who had been a rather untalkative astronaut during his first two days in space, expressed his exuberance when he a few feet of closed to within Agena 8. "Fantastic, John," a ground station communicator exclaimed. "I don't, believe it myself," Yo"tiE replied. Young steered to within a few inches of the target, then backed away a few feet as Colling emerged from the spacecraft on the end of a 50-foot life- inn. Using a gas-powered jet gun, his talking, breathing human satellite flitted over to the Agea and removed a micrometeor- te experiment and a nacket containing a microfilm liter. other side where I wanted to." The detection package he retrieved has been collecting mi- cromteorites since the Agena was left in space last March by the Gemini 8 astronauts. The microfilm letter is a note from Manned Spacecraft Center officials and, in effect, says it was retrieved in space by Air Force Lt. Col. David R. Scott. Gemini 8 flight but was unable to carry it out because the journey ended with an emergency landing. The ability to dock with a passive satellite like Agena 8 is especially important to planners of space rescue systems which may involve retrieval of a disabled manned or unmanned satellite. It would be important on man-to-the-moon flishts where two dockings are planned -- if one vehicle lost its radar. Still unexplained were the excess use of fuel during the original rendezvous and docking trouble chemical fumes which filled the suits of the astronauts and forced Collins to curtail a "stand-up" exercise in which lie opened his hatch Tuesday and poked the upper half of his body into space to conduct photographic experiments. The latter problem, which watered the eyes of the astronauts so they could not see well, was believed caused by the seeping of lithium hydroxide into the suit environmental control system. Steps were taken to bypass the chemical, which removes carbon dioxide, and the did not recur during the Gemini 10's scarce since needed. Discussing that Wednesday night, Young commented: 'We'd like to try for five -- on the water. One on the left side, one on the right -- no more, thank you." Despite problems that forced Collins to cut short two space excursions, the flight of Gemini 10 was rated one of the best U.S. man-in-space trips yet. "This mission is one of the most rewarding we've ever flown," commented Flight Director Glynn Lunney. "John and Mike performed magnificently." Lunney said Gemini 10 provec the feasibility ' of - rendezvous with both an active and a .pas sive satellite -- the Agena 10 and the Agena 8; that man can survive - outside a spacecraft and that a manned satellite can dock with a fuel tanker in space for long periods and 1 use its engine for maneuverin. Navy Cmdr. Alan L. Bean, a Gemini 10 'backup pilot, told fuel an had been excessive amount was used to catch and ink up with the "live" Agena 10 on the first day of the mission, Monday. Ground monitors watched heir instruments closely as Young conducted his maneuvers around Agena 8 with Collins outside. When the fuel supply dropped to a near-danger point. Lunny told Young to stop formation flying and ordered Collins: "Get back in." "We're not saving much fuel with' Mike out there bumping me," Young reported, referring to movements on the tether thai caused the spacecraft to move and required the use of fuel for stabilization. .Collins abandond plans to evaluate his maneuvering ability on the end of the tether, and moved back to the cabin, stand ing in the seat for sevcra minutes before closing the , hatch.- The hatch was open about 40 I minutes, 15 minutes less than i intended."'..' .. . '·' ' · While outside, Collins reported: "Everything outside scon naa tne assignment, on nis wun me Agena lu. ana me space want. Reds Down 3 More Planes; U.S. Aircraft Toll Hits 298 SAIGON, South , Viet Nam AP) -- North Viet Nam's an- iaircraft defenses shot down three more U.S. Air Force planes -- one a radar ship acked with electronic detection and jamming gear -- as American pilots ran through another arrage of missiles and sighted more Communist MIGs, the J.S. military command announced today. The twin-jet HB66 reconnaissance plane with a crew of six was the second of its type reported lost in the war. The other planes brought down in raids Wednesday were both single- seiit F105 Thunderchief fighter- bombers, bringing the announced toll of American aircraft over the Communist North to 298. All eight airmen were listec as missing. The North Vietnamese fired off nine Soviet-built surface-to- air missiles and American pilots sighted six Communist jet fighters, the U.S. command said There was" no report of any clashes with the enemy planes. Under the U.S. command's usual reporting policy, there was no announcement whether the planes were lost to missiles or conventional ground fire; The .RB66 was hit about 7 miles north-northwest, of Hanoi while one of the Thunderchiefs ent down on a strike 60 miles rth-northeast of Hanoi, a U.S. okesman said.. The location of the other loss as not immediately an- unced. Seven American planes have en reported shot down in orth Viet Nam this week. On 'uesday. a missile knocked own one U.S. plane and a IG17 got another. American ts encountered a record barge of 29 SAMs. U.S. Combat casualties de- ined sharply last week, a mili- ry spokesman announced. He id 65 Americans were killed, 8 wounded and none were issirig in action in the week oi uly 10-16, compared with 110 lied, 620 wounded and seven missing the previous seven ays. The casualties brought th* number of Americans killed this F ear to an unofficial toll of 2 456 and to 4,304 since the beginning of U.S. involvement in the war on Jan. 1, 1961. U. S. Marines combing tha iungled mountains just south of :he border reported killing 49 more North Vietnamese troops Wednesday to raise the enemy toll to 425 since 7,000 Leathernecks and 3,000-South Vietnamese soldiers began Operation Hastings last Friday. The Reds broke off contact before dawn, but U. S. Air Force B52s roared in from Guam several hours labjr to pound Communist infiltration routes near the Marine operation 40 miles west of Quang Tr City. Police Fee Reduced At Streisand Recital The city Council approved a ontract with Festival Field nc. last night for the Barbra treisand concert July 30. It ut the advance payment for Klice protection to $2,500 layer Shea voted against the Carthy said it should be under stood Festival Field Inc. will make up costs that exceed th« estimate. Mayor Shea remarked tha he contract provides also tha f the entire $5,000 i s cot uset Biggest Folk Festival In History Opens eduction. the festival would be refunded. Councilman Paul E. Burke He questioned whether $5,000 aid police costs for the four- would be a financial burden gramming according to con-i cept," Ralph C. Rinzlcr,- a member of the board of directors of the Newport Folk Foundation, talent coordinator and director of folklore, said. Also on hand to assist in staging the production are Tom and Liam Clancy. Both have experience in the theater and Tom is fresh from a stint with the Provincetown Players. Both about Friday night's 'Battle of the Music' havj accepted directorships of of folk music. the current edition of the festival. "We hope to have a little our programming," Tom said, be a definite theme." will- have artists in spirited competition in the manner of the mountain balladeers of Appalachia. Platforms have been constructed which Tom Clancy expects to use to place artists at various levels in a way that will connote the inter-relationships of the various elements theme,] Though many of the bi whiri, names -- Joan Baez, Bob Dy wiuvii .. m\__^j m _« T»:I,«I ».,:ii W.A "Attempts will also be made to show the development of present-day folk" songs from order and a little discipline in early forn^s. the Streets of Laredo being the classical exam adding, "each night there will pie of something that has been sung by so many people in so Tom is especially excitedmany places," Casey said. Ian, Theodore Bikel -- will no be at the i festival, advanc sales have been so great tha one festival official said. "1 we were operating with las year's capacity of 12,000 set b the city Council, SatuYda night would already be sol out." Box office requests for Sun day picked up briskly this morn ing. Festival officials predicte "when Saturday and Sunda go" the overflow will spurt rise in sales for tonight an Friday night's concert. Last year's .festival attracte more than 70,000 persons. Las (Continued on Page 2) WARMVP SESSION FOR FESTIVAL FANS-Impromptu concerts were staged here and there about the city today ai Folk Festival'fau awaited opening of program! that may draw record-breaking crowds to Festival Field in the next (our days. Tbia session was in Eisenhower Park. (Daily Newi Phrto) ay Jazz Festival were $11,000, nd the city had asked $5,000 or Miss Streisand's one -night oncert. The mayor said the Streisand oncert could be compared yith'one evening of the festi- al, because 18,000 seats have een-sold. He said the chil- ren's w o r k s h o p yester- ay caused traffic to be tied up round 5:30, especially at West lain Road. He added that'Mid- letown and state police should ave been notified. He said the 5,000 figure may be exceeded, police $2,500, 1,000 to be paid when the con- ract is signed an $1,500 on 'uly 24. Joseph J. Macioci. festival attorney, argued that people Burke moved that osts be reduced to would not come from New fork to hang around t h - e (reels for a one-night performance. He said it was a finan- :ial burden to pay $5,000, iqinting out the Opera Festival lad a $50,000 loss. Councilman Daniel J. Me- with the thousands involved. He voted against the amendment and the contract as amended. A Planning Board approval of a change of zoning on Connell Highway for a shopping center was filed for a public hearing. The city manager's report on the lease of Water Department land on Reservoir Road to Radio Station WADK was received. It was continued for a lease to be drawn for next week. City Manager Fred E. .Weisbrod reported on a requested appropriation of $7,250 for a new engine in Fire Department Pumper 3. It was continued until next week. Weisbrod explained the engine was to be purchased from American · La France. He said in bidding that Continental Motors, w h i c h makes the engine, could bid but would not install. American- La France also adds modification to the engine to fit the apparatus. A discussion was held on a (Continued on Page 2) Fire Pumper Scratched Off The city Council last night eliminated $30,000 for a new fire pumper from the $100,000 general obligation bonds which it will issue. It increased the al- otment for sidewalk repairs from $24,500 to $54.200. The ac- .ion followed an hour-long discussion of bond items in the city clerk's office. It wa s indicated at the pre- Council discussion that councilmen are giving thought to a sidewalk assessment, in which owners of property would have to pay 50 per cent of the cost he Conservation Commission, which is the Green Acres committee for Newport, as "a dedicated bunch" whom the Council should get behind. They need :he appropriation so they will tnpw where they are going, ht said. Weisbrod suggested the city could place a special Green Acres bond issue before the voters at a special, election next June, when it is known how much money will be needed. Councilman Daniel J. McCarthy suggested leaving out their land. It is common practice in many cities. Manager Fred E. Weisbrod said the Green Acres program develop. The Council could pro- matching funds next June, be- ef sidewalk work in front of the $24,500 for sidewalk repair! this year. He urged a complete program next year. Patching, The discussion centered on he said was a waste of money, the removal of the Green Acres Mrs. Margaret C. Loftus dis- appropriation, previously con- agreed, b e c a u s sidered for the bond issue. City were in bad shape. agreed, b e e a u s e . sidewalks Councilman asked about Paul E. Burke requiring rest- would take at least a year to dents to pay half the cost for sidewalk r e p a i r s . Weisbrod vide the money necessary for,^ , , t ate law requires abut- ton to pay halt the cost. H* fore the deadline on govern-j^y .people could petition ment aid. . ' Mayor She* referred to (Continued M P*f* t)

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