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Weather Data Saturday SOB RUet S:30 Sett 8:12 Tides · high 12:24 A.M. 1:- P.M. Low «:1Z A.M. «:« P.M. Thnnday'i temftntmen · high 7« low M. '; Local Forecast i Fair and not to cool tonight 1-owcst temperature* 6* to 65. Saturday {air and warm. . (Detailed Report on Page 2) ESTABLISHED 1846 VOL. 123--NO. 57 NEWPORT, R. I., FRIDAY, JULY ZZ, 1966 20 PAGES PRICE SEVEN CENTS Poor Lighting Plagues First Night Of Festival By T. CURTIS FORBES i The vote for the extended v j ,- i/. deadline was 5-2, with Mayor Undismayed by bad lighting sllea and councilman Edward and a relatively small opening K . Coristinne opposing it. night crowd, Newport Folk Traffic'in Newport during the Festival officials last lusSt de-lcUy was heavy, but the peak is cided to rna.ce major .changes not expected u n t i 1" tomorrow, in the lighting aui expressed wnen wor it m g {olk f es ti va i fans hope [or sell-out crowds for the will swell tne advanced guard which began arriving early this week. Dozens of folk festival fans were cleared this morning from the City Hall lawn and the flow- ing. Many were entertainingfbeaches, -streets, parks or park- friends with guitars and, har monicas, while others asleep in bedrolls. remaining three festival. nights of the About 6,000 folk fans attended last night's performance. Last year's opening night con- in long, curly locks. ing lots.' An early morning were check did not find anyone sleeping on the beaches. Although the Chamber of Many if the young men were unshaven and wore their hair Commerce reported 11 commer The ' m o s t · spectacularly last night, they are expected to dressed Newport visitor seen today was a buxom young woman walking up Washington Square in a long white nightgown. One foot was bare and the other was in a sandal. . Fewer than a dozen cars from "TORN, TURN" -- Balladeer Judy Collins captures (he mood and the audience last night at Festival Field with her version of "Turn, Turn", one of the high points of the evening. Miss Collins is serving her first year as a director on the board of the Newport Folk Foundation. Astronauts Praise Timing Precision CAPE KENNEDY, Fla. (AP) --Flashing broad smiles, the Gemini 10 astronauts flew back to Cape Kennedy today to fill in the details of one o£ man's most *"£ remarkable and significant j^ apace flights. Navy Cmdr. John W. Young and space-walker Michael Col- ni and Titan 2, but. also the At- .as-Agena (target rocket). "That- was made possible by the hard work of the crews on pad 14 and 19...the people who lins, an Air Force major, landed in a.light drizzle here at J0:33 a.m. after a 91-minute helicopter flight from the car ricr Guadalcanal. - Discussing their adventure that 'ser guidelines for the moon and for military man-in-space programs. Young said: "we were up over 400 miles -- and Columbus was right, the world is round." Young' and Collins thanked the launch crews for two per feet launching. ' No one knows better than Mike and I," Young said, "the launchings of not only the Gem- « ' ' o£ work on *" nuts , and bolts. The astronauts returned to Cape Kennedy, where they began their dramatic three-day journey on Monday, in a convoy of three helicopters. During 70 hours, 47 minutes ii space they caught and docket with one Agena satellite, usee (lie Agena engine to dart to a cert drew about 10.000. -Festi-U bed triangles in Eisenhower val officials for several days p ar k. Mostly teenagers and per- .,,,. .,,.,,.,, have been predicting the pres-| sons m the ear i y 2 o s , the groups out .of state were parked on the ent festival will be the largest · ' on record. Many fans last night complained they were unable to see the performers, even from as close as the box seat area. A conference was held after the festival at Webster Hall, festivai headquarters, with producer George T. Wein. Peter Yarrow, member of the board of directors of the Folk Foundation, and Tom Clancy,, who is directing the staging of the present festival. Upshot of the conference was a decision to use "follow spots" hat will be rigged on the new tage. The new lights are ex- iccted to be ready at least by omorrow night's concert. A conference of a different ort also was held yesterday by the Newport City Council, which by a telephone poll voted o allow tomorrow night'! concert to play until 1 a.m. A request for the extended concert was made by festival officials, because 27 acts were scheduled for the concert. Dead- ,ine for the concerts set in the licenses is midnight. rendezvoused with an old lifeless Agena. Collins set records 'of his own when he made two space excur sions -- one a "stand-up" maneuver, the other a space walk Although both were shortened by problems,'he walked over to the "dead" Agena and retrieve( a package that had been Importance' of the' on-time recording micrometeorite im pacts for four months. were bedded down for an early morning rest. About 100 young persons were seated on blankets and benches in Eisenhower Park this morn- Ocean Drive with folkniks sprawled in., on and around the vehicles. According to local ordinance, sleeping is not permitted. . on Missing Boy Spotted? Is Doug Hamilton, 16- year-old missing California boy in Newport? Some people think they have seen him in this area iin the past two days. Mrs. John Caswcll of Jamestown called the Daily . News this morning to say she was sure she saw the boy from Modesto at Ferry Wharf in Jamestown at 4:30 p.m. yesterday. She said a boy looked in the doorway of a restaurant where she was having coffee. He matched tho description of Doug carried In the Daily News July 7 and 21. She said he was about five feet 10 inches in height, had blond hair and wore dark blue levies and a faded blue shirt. Mrs. Caswell said he carried a guitar. She said she was going to speak to him, but he disappeared. 'She believes he boarded the Ferry for Newport. Mrs. Edward Williams of Mail Coach Road, Portsmouth, said this noon she saw a boy a n s w e r i n g Doug's description at the Festival Field ticket booth on Connell Highway about 11' a.m. She said he was barefoot and carried no guitar. Doug had a guitar and' i (Continued on I age 2) cial hostelries were not filled The chamber ings of private be filled during the weekend. still has list- rooms .and is referring visitors'to them and four dormitories set up for festival housing. Referrals were being made from the Chamber's information booth at Eisenhower Park. Ferry service was light last night after the festival, but ferry -officials .expected a large influx of visitors tonight. Ferries will continue to operate through tlie night until the ferry parking lots are cleared. The possibility of filming ; a "short" of the festivals for distribution as part of a travelogue for European viewing was raised last night by a representative of Associated British Pathe. Martin Rolfe, director of "Pathe Pictoria." attended last night's concert as a guest of the R. I. Development Council. Rolfe said he was filming a travelogue of New England and one or Virginia. Additions to the booth area at .Festival Field last night included a booth operated by the Students for a Democratic Society who sold folksongs books. A booth shared ( by the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and the Poor People's Committee sold clothing, (Continued on Page 2) HEIGHT OF INFORMALITY -- Folk Festival fan, strolling through Washington Square this morning, turns to survey the scene around her. She would not say what happened to the other sandal. (Daily News Photo) Marines Drive Red Division Into Laos SAIGON., South Viet Nam (AP) -- U.S. Marines battled through the night against a record altitude of 476 miles, and Urge £orce £r p m an elite. North. Diyition-rf-8,000.te,10,00 Vietnamese division in the jun gles and hills nearly, atop the 17U» Parallel frontier. At Jawn, they called in Marine planes to prevent the enemy from fleeing toward Laos. Hard fighting puhed'.. ,tfce probable Communist toll in the eight-day Marine drive to more than 1,000 killed, the Marine command said. In Saigon, U.S. military headquarters said the foe was the crack North Vietnamese 324-B vithdrawal toward Laos or the stroying or damaging 51 cargo ix-mile-wide demilitarized zone barges, 70 railroad cars and 12 inly a mile or two away could trucki ai .we.1V,"«» the fuel be a possible enemy trap for the dump's -- . ...._-* -. .. . " .._ ,,.. . ... , A . £*- Martial Law Asked Iii Cleveland; Ohio Guardsmen Patrol Riot Area CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) --! Demand for martial law came' today even as armed National Guardsmen patroled the East , wracked by. four died Samuel Winchester, 54, said'he was hit by gunfire from a white man in a passing car. The shooting occurred in a been reported. OlOe not areas, wrtli:i«:u uy. ium ;--- ---. -days of violence that .has gone previous violence or fires had from shooting and looting to hit k °°" ~TM" t ° H and run fire bombings. · A Negro councilman, M. Mor- ine auouung utjuuncu "» " *««*«.*....,-- -.,- ».-r- racially mixed area where'no patroled wide areas radiating Erom the slum storm center. = cu wv^. The Hough area is sealed off. Police and 1,000 National All. bars have been closed by Guardsmen patroled the two- ris Jackson, requested Mayor square-raile riot area where i e ftalnh S. Lncher to ask that hysteria mounted amid wild lc " c _ Ralph S. Locher to ask that martial law be declared and said he would go directly to Gov. James A. Rhodes or Pres- to another. hysteria rumors and false fire alarms. Firemen raced from one alarm ident Johnson if he doesn't' get action. Locher, huddling with National Guard officers, was not available for comment. In Columbus, the governor's office said at ered across the street from her "waiting for a bus three miles go." from the riot area. Before he oeen between snipers and pa- Iroling officers. "People are scared, becoming hysterical," Col; Dana Stewart of.the National Guard said. One woman phoned the Guard and said. 200 Negroes had gath- store, threatening to kill her and her husband, then burn their grocery store. ng Police, backed up by 2,000 Guardsmen available for duty, under the command of a tough mountaineer general known to favor "human wave" assaults. It was the first time in the war a full North Vietnamese division has been reported in action in the South as a single organized force. Over the 1 Communist North, U.S. jet. planes kept up the unre- enting air war, attacking nine oil depot and touching off fires at seven of them, despite a leavy barrage of 19 missiles. The loss of two more planes during the raids Thursday Drought the toll over the North to nine this week. One of the pilots was rescued. The other was listed as missing. four o| vlfl . this point there was no indication that martial law was contemplated. . Jackson's war includes the Hough section, hardest hit by the rioting. An uneasy calm settled over the Hough Negro slum area. At Stewart said. "This makes it dawn a Negro was fatally shot different from Watts and Chica- - Two Negroes killed by gunfire. -- More than 30 persons injured. -- Heavy property damage from fires, window smashing and looting. The rioting, triggered at a bar in the Hough area Monday night, has moved to the south and northeast. It stops short ol white neighborhoods. In the last two nights the vio- Stewart said teen-age gangs ence has switched to guerilla- start fires and if nobody comes type tactics - start -a fire and they loot. melt quickly into neighborhood There is no mob action," back yards and tide streets. ' 'One of the" U.S.'planes downed The 2nd Battalion of the 1st wai'a Marine A4 Skyhqwk fi- Marine Regiment came under tote* by Maj. Hugh M. Eevm of heavy small-arms and mortar Burlington, N.J., who was mak- ire as the Communists appai- ing'his first combat flight over ently tried to drive the Leather- * ne 'North. He was hit near necks from a strategic hillside Pong Hoi, parachuted into the dominating three escape routes sea 25 miles southeast of the to Laos. The Marines · replied coastal city, and was picked up with artillery. The latest enemy toll in Oper- A U. S. spokesman refused to fighting were not yet known. say whether any of the Soviet- milt missiles brought down either of the planes. A task force of 7,000 U.S. Marines ^and 3,000 South Viet namese troops just below the demilitarized zone between North and South Viet Nam was attempting to block any retreat by North Viet Nam's 324-B Divi- ion. Marine Corps planes and artillery-battered 1 a jungle-covered hill identified by a captured 15- year-old private as a North Vietnamese regimental command post. One Marine battalion moved in Thursday night as a blocking force after a large North Vietnamese unit tried to move westward toward Laos. U.S. officials did 1 not dismiss y a'rescue helicopter. plane, an Air Forte ation Hastings which began last F105 Thunderehief, disappeared Friday, rose to 521 dead by· body 85 miles northwest of Hanoi aft- count and another 554. probably era strike against a bridge, the cilled. Five North Vietnamese spokesman said. The cause of 125 weapons and large stores of the. crash was not known and supplies have been captured. , the pilot was listed as missing. A spokesman said allied casualties continued light, although me Leatherneck units took leavy losses in the early-stages of the operation, and that enemy casualties in the '.atest Pupils May Face Double Sessions Middletown's Berkeley - Peckham School may be forced to go on double sessions next September, unless additional classroom space is found this summer, School Supt. Joseph P. Gaudet told the School Committee last night. Last year nearly 75 children were sent to Howland School on Third- Beach Road, because Berkeley- Peckham facilities were taxed, Gaudet told the committee. Howland School will not be able to accommodate Ihe anticipated enrollment in September, he said. A total of 680 pupils registered at Berkeley - Peckham School last year, for classrooms which would only accommodate 600. Enrollment figures this year are expected to reach 730 students. The committee authorized Gaudet to seek space for five additional classrooms for Berkeley- Peckham pupils. A federal application for funds for a space science center at the proposed middle school, now under construction, has been delayed temporarily, Gaudet reported. He received word from Washington "within the past week'^ that funds for projects under Title 3 of the Elementary and Secondary School Act already had been exhausted for the last fiscal year. Gaudet said the application never intended to request funds [qr the last fiscal year, "We nave asked for' funds for the next two fiscal years, in order to have money for construction bejbre-.the middle school is completed." In other business, the committee appointed Charles Foberg, custodian at Kennedy School to the post of chief custodian at Middletown High School. Antonio G. Mcdeiros, who recently resigned as chiel custodian at the high school, had served on the custodial staff 'of Middletown schools for 25 years. The committee accepted the resignation of Mrs. Ingrid Grimm of Oliphant School, who (Continued on Page 2) Chafee Hits Fogarty's Opposition To Charlestown Job Corps Plans He said the enemy division was made up of the 90th,- 812th and 803rd North Vietnamese P R 0 V I D E N C E (AP) -- his principles for a few votes." ter" was Fogarty's regiments which recently infil- The war of words between Gov. Chafee ruled out Fogarty's f ailur e to inquire about the anti - poverty program with state officials. Fogarty, D-R.I., continued ters could possibly be set up in Tne g ove rnor again termed trated across the demilitarized j onn R. Chafee and Rep. John suggestion that Job Corps cen- he ' h ' Unabated t o d l a s the i- Newport or Bristol. The gover- tne Job Corps cen t e r program can governor lambasted Fogar- nor said Charlestown was the " " his opposition to a only suitable site in the state. 1 - _ J 4 U _L - i · * J »t«"li "* U1 upln/OUlUU LU d wl«J ouivuwn. oii-v i*i m*. eiui.*.. clogged the mam route in east- j 0p Corps center in Charles- Thursday, F o g a r t y called ern Laos. a- · · ai Ji's» onal At his weekly press confer- state aaA welfare [ Rhode Island a "dead" issue, said the state unem- . ,,.,,., i figure had dipped be- AgostanelU, j ow tne na ti on al average for the director, 'the se cond straight month. In June, , . . - , secon s . , was identified as a Montagnard ence chafee s a i d Fogarty worst anti-poverty team in the Chafee said the number of job- warrior but his name was not wou ld get the "hypocrite oi the country." Fogarty charged that ] ess workers in the state was 3.8 given. North Viet Nam s Umi- year award" for endorsing the Chafee's office made no effort per cent of Rhode Island's munist leaders have long culti- Job Cojps program in Washing- to 'outline plans for the Job i aDOr force In May the figure vated the political friendship of ton but opposing it in Charles- Corps program to Charlestown was ar ound'4.3. The national un- the country's mountain tribes- town. residents. employment figure for last Reiterating his charge that Chafee said his office had sent month was 4.9 per cent. Air Force and Navy planes Fogarty opposed the anti-pover- several letters to Charlestown Chafee said the state employ- flew* a total of 101 missions ty .project for political reasons, officials about plans for the cen- ment figures climbed to 326,800 against North Viet Nam Thurs- Chafee said. "I have little re- ter there but he. said the most for the same month, the the possibilities that Communist day, and pilots reported' d«- spec t for a man who will peddle ' disappointing part of the mat- since the war. Sporadic shooting at night has % Raise Asked · In rjducationUept. SPECIAL TO THE NEWS ,up to and including the com. PROVIDENCE -- Prompt upgrading of salaries of state Education Department personnel at an additional cost,, in the first year, of $418,543 was approved' unanimously by t h e Board of Education yesterday. Of the i a c r e a s e, $230,587 would come out of state 'tax revenue, 'the! $187,956 balance fro federal funds. Board members agreed to seek a conference with Governor Chafee and, possibly, legislative leaders to impress upon them urgency el getting salaries up to where competent Personnel can be attracted and The proposed new pay plan .Includes substantial raises in all categories of the, department's staff - f r o m teachers missioner and his top aides. At the bottom of the 1 scale, he plan calls for a raise in the basic salary ranges for academic and vocational teachers from t h e present range o1 $4,797 - $7,397 to $5,400 - $8,100 in 10 steps. Provision also was included for special increments tor* in-service upgrading anc bachelor, master and doctor degrees which would .bring the maximum to $9,200. The range for rehabilitation counselors would go up from $5,031 · $6,357 to $6,605 - $8,541. Supervisors in several divisions would be upped to a range of $10,387 - $12,025, as would consultants in various fields. Some of them are . in ranges as /low as $5,811 · $7,397, ' (Continued oa Page I) -- Golden Trumpet Notes Open 4 Patchwork'Folk Festival By CLARA F. EMERSON A pale crescent moon hanging in an opalescent sky above the waning s u n s e t flush matched the clarity of De De Pierce's golden-throated trumpet, as he opened the 1966 ____________ . Newport F o l k Festival lastlAmerica and »··; ^ua.iuic, a, -· ., , -. , night with a poignant line of Wife." "not allowed to be sungi lu . r y ,? ld . bul nai1 . a ? n t F. y blues. ! on American radio." : V I s e - D« De was shortly joined by. The warmest and most ' illustrate the way folk songs develop, traced its metamorphosis through French a"nd Irish transitions and a weavers' version to the American love song, "Kisses Sweeter Than Wine." He added four Canadian son?s popular also in ' We're the Cops of the World," which was met with boos from those who saw it as an affront to 'country and flag, as well as applause from the many who stand ready to cheer any voice of rebellion. At least it discounted the claim in another ermtf ' "I'm o n n a r t A i * nt a . .. , . How . e ,, ver ' afl ? r th , ls blt ; *« TM ° f DEDE AND BIB PBCSERVATION BALL BAND - Trumpeter DeDe Pierce belt* it out for the Folk Festival'! fani last nilbt with Louil Nelson on the trombone and George Lewi* on *« clarinet · · · · (Daily Newa Photo) ' ' I the Preservation Hall Band, in the. first segment of the- kaleidoscope of sound by which the program fitted together fragments' of musical light and color from all over America and beyond; · Their sound was big' and brillam and for the most, part joyous, and furnished several highlights i n what '.Oscar Brand, master of ceremonies, called ' the patchwork that makes the wonderful American quilt." Oscar himself contributed a Gaelic lamest . (ran Canada, to ing patch of color for t h e "quilt" came from Judy Collins, whose rich penetrating voice and sift for communication are lifting her to the ranks of the topflight stars. Her "Turn, Turn, Turn," with its plea, "Come on people now, everybody get together, gonna love one another, yeah, .yeah," was a welcome variant on today's often too bitter topical songs. By contrast, the darkest and angriest voice of the evening was that of Phil Ochs, who t h r e w a musical tantrum, Introduced as a representative of the c i t y adapters who are making their own musical translations from many sources was Bob Gibson, an ingratiating figure whose' assets include excellent diction. His songs covered a wide field, including "That's the Way H'a Going to Be," his own setting of Ochs' surprising optimistic words. Jimmy Driftwood from Arkansas, one of the really influential figures on today's folk (Continued M Page 2)

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