The Bangor Daily News from Bangor, Maine on July 21, 1962 · 1
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Saturday, July 21, 1962
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i ' f MAINE’S LARGEST DAILY NEWSPAPER j v xvv 'f A Tlie Weallier Saturday: Variable cloodiiieu possible thundershowers Sunday: Gearing and coder Fan Report oa Pago I ASSOCIATED PRESS UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE VOL 74 NO 30 491 MAIN ST BANGOR MAINE SATURDAY-SUNDAY JULY 21-22 1962 TEL 942-4SS1 EIGHT CENTS ' f y Yeter3ayg Sale 77956 K ONE IS POTATO BLOSSOM QUEEN— One of these 13 Aroostook ladies was named Maine Potato Blossom Queen Friday evening during ceremonies at Fort Fairfield Left to right are Sylvia St John Fort Kent who won Jackie Madore Van Buren Sharon Sponherg Washbuni Carol du Four Mada-waska Regatta Queen La Dene Everett Caribou Fort Kent Girl Named Potato BlossOm Queen FORT FAIRFIELD— Miss Sylvia St John 17 of Fort Kent was named Potato Blossom Festival Queen at judging ceremonies late Friday night to highlight the first day of the annual three-day Maine Potato Blossom Fes-Jtival A Jung high school graduate Miss St John won out over 12 other contestants for the honor At an earlier coronation Miss Mary Jo Caron 7 the daughter of Mr and Mrs Lawrence Caron of Fort Fairfield was -crowned Junior Maine Potato Blossom Spotlight On The News Ten Claiming Theft Award BOSTON (AP)— Ten persons beat the deadline Friday and filed claims for a $100000 reward offered shortly after the $1219000 B r 1 n k’s counting house robbery of Jan 17 1950 In all more than 20 persons now have laid their claims to the reward r- The Brink? robbery was the largest cash haul in the nation’s history Senate Votes Welfare Bill WASHINGTON OJPI) — The Senate passed Friday night a $53 biUion labor-welfare money bill after rejecting several moves to cut it back and efforts to write in anti-segregation amendments The Senate sent the big money hlU back to the House by voice vote after rejecting 43 to 30 an effort by Sen John Sherman Cooper R-Ky to trim the spending authorization Thousands Riot Against Junta LIMA Pern (UPI) — Thou-sands of students and workers rioted against mounted police in the streets of Lima Friday night in a violent protest against Pern’s new military junta government jHobs that included many women ran through the capital breaking windows uprooting trees and Setting fire to automobiles It was the capital’s third consecutive day of disorder MAYNARD’S ILLNESS blow to Democrat! la state campaign Lor in Arnold says Page 10 Amusements 4 Bishop Sheen 10 Builders’ Page Classified 16 17 18 19 20 21 Comics Dr N V Peale Editorials Financial Maine Street Obituaries Radio-TV Sports Spotlight Parade Tewa Page Weather 2223 10 10 11 24 24 16 ' 22 13 14 15 4 3 I Queen for 1976 She was crowned by Christine Towle last year’s queen and carried the crown for the MaLie Potato Blossom queen who was crowned later in the evening by Gov John H Reed assisted by Miss Sandra Ackjpy Presque Isle Maine Potato Blossom queen for 1961 The weekend-long celebration of the blooming of the Aroostook potato blossom began here Friday morning and will continue through Sunday Thousands of Maine and neighboring New Brunswick citizens and tourists poured into this pleasant farming community W witness the selection of the blossom queen During the day Friday the visitors took in the tractor derby Lad Lost At Katahdin Now A Soldier-Diplomat By DON BROUGH PALMYRA— Did you ever think about Tom Sawyer and what he grew up to be? He had plenty of advantures as a youngster byt no one ever heard about him after he grew up Do you suppose he ever did? Millions of people have read of this plucky fellow and milions PCF Workers Vote To Strike As Talks Fail OLD TOWN - Workers at the Penobscot Chemical Fibre Company voted overwhelmingly Friday to strike after a breakdown in negotiations last week over contract provisions The vote was 392 for striking 11 for no strike A total of 422 union members -was eligible to vote A union spokesman said the vote provided Local 80 authority for a strike but sanction from the International Brotherhood of Pulp Sulphite and Paper Mill Workers B&A Set To Lay Off 27 Union Protest Registered The Bangor and Aroostook Railroad confirmed Friday it planned a layoff of 27 firemen in accordance with a presidential commission’s findings on the railroad-union “featherbedding” dispute The firemen affected will be those with less than 10 years' seniority Vice-President Howard Cousins said Friday He said most of the men were not working now as the result of the seasonal slack period but that they would teceive from one to 12 months notice according to length of service and protective severance pay Conflict Possible The B & A’s decision sets up the possibility of a strong conflict with the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen Eugene R Plourd chairman of the Maine State Legislative Board for the union said in Portland this week that “If any railroad in the State of Maine attempts Roxanne Delano Presque Isle Linda Gamblin Mapleton Sonia Grant Houlton Linda Garrison Easton Jean Marie Rady Limestone Margery Mc-Crea F'ort Fairfield Judith Smith Mars Hill and Margaret Ann Young Madawaska (NEWS Photo by Voscar) and the horse-pulling at the new high school lot and the county swimming events at the swimming pool The 13 young lades from the leading Aroostook communities were honored with a colonial tea Friday afternoon at Aroostook Valley Country Club Miss Sandra Ackley and other former Maine Potato Blossom queens were present to pour tea The queen candidates were introduced to the judges who interviewed each girl separately In Colonial Costume Members of the Eastern Star Qub sponsors of the tea under the direction of Mrs Gloria Flan nery and Mrs Delores Flannery were dressed in colonial costume Special guests at the tea were Miss Barbara Jean Orr Wilton avidly read the papers and listened to the radios a few years back to find out about the adveiw tures of another youngster This young fellow captured the hearts of literally millions of people throughout the country especially those here in Maine and more specifically those in the Mt Katahdin area Most of them was required and had been requested The present contract ran to July 1 Arthur Jackson president of Local 80 said late Friday '’night the strike is set for July 30r The company said two offers had been made to the union: A one-year contract with a two-cent an-hour wage cut or a 28-month contract with a 2A-cent increase January 1 1964 The company said it §lso had (Continued on Page 2 Col 3) to run an engine without a fireman on it that road will not operate” The B & A is one of numerous railroads participating in the Association of American Railroads bargaining team negotiating since last March with the union Plourd charged that “Since negotiations started last March they have clearly indicated that they have no intentions of bargaining in good faith” He said “They have twice walked out of negotiation sessions when they found the Operating Brotherhoods would not stand for (use of the) infamous PRC report as a basis for negotiation” He charged that if the presidential commission’s report were implemented it would set back labor conditions on the railroads over 50 years” In Portland where some 60 Maine Central Railroad employes could be affected in such a lay off of firemen the railroad declined comment on its plans Miss Maine of 1962 Miss Kathleen Nute Lincoln Junior Miss Maine of 1962 Miss Marle’n Hughes Grand Falls N B New Brunswick Potato Queen for 1962 and Miss Sandra Contois Perth N B New Brunswick potato queen for 1961 Aroostook potato growers and visiting potato officials attended the potato growers dinner at the Plymouth Hotel at' noon Speakers included Bernard Im-ming secretary of the United Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Association Kris Bemis head of the potato division of the U F F and V A J Adrien Levesque minister of agriculture for New Brunswick Erlon L Newdick commissioner of agriculture for the State of Maine (Continued on Page 2 Col 1) were directly connected with the search for a young Boy Scout from New York called Donn Ifendler What do you yuppose ever happened to jiim? Viet Cong Knows The Viet Cong of Communist controlled -Vietnam know full well what happened to him much to their dismay For three years he served in South Viet Nam with the U S Military Assistance Advisory Group as advisor to a Viet Namese Special Warfare Unit Fendler as a 12-year-old Boy Scout from Rye N Y was on a camping trip to Mt Katahdin and became lost July 18 1939 Nine days later he eifierged from the woods tired bedraggled but apparently none the wdrse for his ordeal He continued with his Scout work attaining the rank of Life Scout He returned to Maine in 1942 to attend Maine Central Institute at Pittsfield for two years and then went to New Hampton (N H) Prep SchooL During 1944 he enlisted in the US Navy where he served with the Seabees After discharge he attended the University of Maine for a year and then went to the University of Georgia for 3 more years He entered the TfS Army in 1951 and upon return from a 3-year tour in Germany volunteered for the Special Forces Dedicated Men Captain Fendler described thfe Special Forces as a group of deeply dedicated soldier-diplomats Those in “SF” who are married are married to equally dedicated women and have children who grow up with a deep sense of the value of dedication to their tasks The soldier-diplomats of the Special Forces are a “cut above the normal soldier” Captain Fendler acknowledged This is due to the character of the individual he said The special forces have a high re-enlistment record men wanting to return to the service and to the same area Fendler said he had witnessed a transition of feeling of purpose of the leaders of Viet Nam since his arrival there in 1959 Then they were defensive-minded but when he left in' May of this year they were definitely on the offensive he added -This change has been brought about by the work of many people principally through the feeling of urgency installed by competent leaders in all the U S services (Continued on Page S CoL II But Congo Differences Intrude Laos Treaty By JOHN BAUSMAN GENEVA (API— Congo differences intruded Friday into the Western camp of big power foreign ministers gathering here for talks on Berlin and disarmament and to sign a Laos peace treaty British Foreign Secretary Lord Home was reported by spokesmen in London to be determined to warn US Secretary of State Dean Rusk against using economic pressures to force secessionist Katanga into Congo unity There have been strong but unconfirmed reports that the United States is attempting to line up support for such a move Succeeds Norstad On NATO Lemnitzer Chosen A§ 1 Commander In Europe HYANNIS PORT Mass (UPI) — President Kennedy named Gen Lyman L Lemnitzer Friday as US commander in chief in Europe and chose Gen Maxwell D Taylor to replace Lemnitzer as chairman of the joint chiefs of staff In a major military reshuffle Lemnitzer was chosen to replace Gen Lauris Norstad as US commander in Europe This meant he also was likely to follow Norstad as supreme Allied commander of North Atlantic alliance forces Kennedy further announced that Gen George H Decker will retire as Army chief of staff upon the conclusion of his term next Sept 30 Decker will be succeeded by Gen Earle G Wheeler now deputy US commander in chief in Europe Norstad’s retirement effective Nov 1 was announced by the White House earlier Friday Kennedy said he was acceding “only with deep regret” to Norstad’ request to leave the Air Force after 36 years of military service He has been supreme Allied commander in Europe since Nov 20 1956 The big surprise among the chain - reaction announcements was Kennedy’s designation of Taylor his military adviser to take over Lemnitzer’s position as chairman of the joint chiefs Lemnitzer the White House said will finish out h is J two-year term as chairman of the joint chiefs This term expires next Sept 30 He served a previous two years as Army chief of staff Decker’s retirement as Army chief of staff will become effective at the conclusion of his two-year term also Sept 30 The mechanics for Lemnitzer 62 to succeed the 55-year-old old Norstad as NATO commander would begin with ' the North Atlantic council asking the United States to propose a successor after it meets in aPris -Tuesday There is no rule requiring that an American fill this post But since NATO was organized in 1951 Its four supreme commanders have been American generals — Dwight D Eisenhower Matthew B Ridgway Alfred M Gruenther and Norstad Taylor has been Kennedy’s mil Clerk Held In $1V4 Million Stock Theft NEW YORK (AP)— The district attorney’s office seized a $120-a-week Wall Street clerk Friday and accused him of the fantastic theft of more than $1Y million worth of stocks from Bache & Co one of the nation’s great brokerage houses The fortune in negotiable securities was smuggled out of the Bache offices under the clerk's shirt Dist Atty Frank S Hogan said and buried in a tin can for a week across from a bar on upper Broadway More than"$l million of the securities still are missing and Hogan said police know who has it and are on his trail He identified the wanted man only as Mr X Meanwhile in Newark NJ during the day an FBI agent posing as an out-of-town buyer arrested two men in a Newark hotel during a transaction in the stolen securities FBI Director J Edgar Hoover said nearly $200000 of the missing stock was recovered there The former Bache employe arrested here is Gordon A Tallman 30 a clerk in the Wall Street office Arrested with Tallman was Robert J Dodge 24 an unemployed Bronx truck driver Hogan said he was in the plot from the outset (Continued on page 2 CoL 4) ( T i I The British view appeared to be that a deliberate policy of forcing Katanga into hard times would do no good to anyone especially since the mineral wealth of the province is the Congo’s biggest asset British and Belgian interests predominate in Katanga’s big copper mining industry In London the former UN political chief in Katanga Dr Conor Cruise O’Brien of Ireland repeated previous charges that the British government is impeding UN efforts for a Congo unity settlement He told a news conference the commercial interests control itary adviser since last July when Kennedy recalled him to active duty He had retired in July 1959 —when Lemnitzer succeeded him as Army chief of staff — in a dispute with the Eisenhower administration over military policy Under Friday’s revisions the only member of the joint chiefg holding over from the Eisenhower feWilgi- ’ AND CAB Directs Airline Make Houlton Stop (NEWS Washington Bureau) WASHINGTON D C-The Civil Aeronautics Board Friday reversed ah earlier order and directed Northeast Airlines to resume regular service to Hoiflton and Lewiston-Auburn Rep Clifford G Mc-Intire (R-Me) said he was advised The CAB June 11 tentatively authorized Northeast to suspend service at these Maine points at Lawrence Mass and Newport Vt It gave interested parties a period in which to protest the order however and based Friday’s action on appeals from the state of Maine and the local communities involved Mclntire said The board said it had reconsidered the June decision and is rescinding the proposed suspensions The CAB pointed out that the future of service1 at these points will be a matter at issye in the New England regional air service investigation on which hearings are scheduled to start in Boston September' 17 Storms Chop Roads Crops STOCKHOLM - Members of the state Civil Defense department flew over the Stockholm New Sweden area Friday taking aerial photographs of storm damage that resulted from severe thunder and hail storms here Wednesday ' Vaughn D Knight Presque Isle Aroostook division engineer of the State Highway Commission said that highway crews have been working on the damaged state aid roadk and expect to have most of them cleared by Saturday night He said that most of the damage was in northern New Sweden and Stockholm where washouts affected roads and road beds of the Bangor and Aroostook Railroad as well as state aid roads Signing Due ling Katanga would in his view come to terms with the central Congo government only under heavy pressure The success of the 14-nation conference on Laos which in 14 months evolved a treaty aimed at ending strife in that Southeast Asian jungle country prompted a number of arriving ministers to speak hopefully of settling other problems Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei A Gromyko looking tired after his flight from Moscow was the first of the big power foreign chiefs to arrive He immediately shoyred his sights were set ca Staff administration is Gen David M Shoup Marine Corps commandant Besides Lemnitzer and Decker the other members of the joint chiefs is Adm George M Anderson Jr chief of naval operations whom Kennedy appointed In his resignation letter Norstad told Kennedy: “In the criti THE DRIVER WALKED Truck Smashed Driver Unhurt A Bangor man was unhurt Friday morning in an accident at Brewer which reduced his loaded pulp truck to a pile of twisted wreckage Robert W Buxton 35 of 55 Newbury Street escaped with little more than a shaking as the vehicle left the road on Route 1A and plunged into a field Police termed the escape a “near miracle” According to Sgt Clyde Cross the accident occurred at 8:55 o’clock about three-quarters of a mile north of the Holden town line Buxton told ploce that the north-bound vehicle blew a front tire and went out of control Frankfort Man Drowning Victim In Marsh Stream FRANKFORT - A 27-year-old Frankfort man apparently was drowned during a sudden rain and wind squall here Thursday evening in the Marsh River Searchers recovered his body early Friday afternoon Waldo County Sheriff Hoell Sanker identified the man as James Donald McMillan Empty Boat Seen ' Authorities had been notified shortly after midnight that the man was missing and his empty boat containing his jacket and fishing gear had been found on the shore of the river They then instituted an all-night search Friday morning- two skin divers were called to the sceue About 12:15 p m one of them Robert Coose of Stockton Springs located the man in about 14 feet of water 25 to 30 feet from shore The fresh-water river is about 200 feet wide at the point Authorities said McMillan who was single was last seen fishing about 6 p m in the area whqre his body was found The storm struck later When he failed to return home at darkness his father and brother and others started a search something more than Laos in an airport statement saying: “The example of Laos proves that if the interested states really want to understand each other oa questions which divide them they can accomplish it” - Rusk confined his airport comments to the Laos agreement but' the make-up of his party clearly showed he came prepared to discuss other matters He was accompanied by Foy D Kohler who has been designated as the next US ambassador to Moscow and Martin J HiUenbrand head of the State Department’s Office of German Affairs cal periods when we have been in the most direct contact I have learned to respect your courage your judgment and your capacity for leadership” The President in turn wrote: I have felt particularly fortunate that you were in command last summer when the situation (Continued on Page 2 Col 1) (NEWS Photo by Loftus) AWAY Police laid that the truck careened along 30 feet of the soft road shoulder and then continued 110 feet through a rough field The front end of the vehicle all but buried itself into a point of high ground The front wheels were torn off and ended up near the rear of the truck The shifting load of logs crash-ed against the cab and bent the roof down against the hood Bux- ton remained in cab during the entire ordeal Police said that the vehicle was demolished Buxton reported momentary dizziness but did not require medical treatment'' When they located the empty boat they notified authorities Upstream From Bridge Scene of the mishap was about a quarter mile upstream from the Route 1A bridge across the stream A dam is at the downstream side of the bridge Friday morning authorities opened a gate in the dam and lowered the water in the stream about two feet in an effort to aid searchers Warden Basil Closson of Win-terport said Warden Pilot Andrew Stinson of Enfield flew over the scene several times in an effort to locate the body but the river was roiled by dragging operations and nothing could be seen Deputy Sheriff Edgar Moore of Belfast said McMillan had been using a flat-bottom skiff and a paddle to propel himself He theorized that in lifting a rock attached to a rope which was used as an anchor the man toppled overboard - ' He said that the wind had probably blown the boat upstream from the place where the body was found Moore said that County Me& (Continued oa Page 5 CoL I) rv f A i r

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