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8—Biddeford-Saco Journal, Friday, Feb. 6, 1976 NEWS BRIEFLY Search Continues For Lobster Boat NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Coast Guard airplanes searched waters south of Cape Cod again today for a clue to the fate of a 60-foot Newport lobster boat which has been missing for more than two weeks Coast Guard officials said they planned to tighten search patterns over the 43.000 square mile area to make sighting of smaller objects more likely. Coast Guard officials also said they have learned from several sources that the boat, the Zubenelgenubi, experienced radio trouble two days after leaving Newport on Jan. 18. The search, now in its fourth day, has turned up no trace of the boat or its four crew members. 'Chronic Recessions' Must Go Auto, Plane Fuel Sales Jump AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Auto and airplane fuel sales jumped almost three per cent last year in Maine, the state Petroleum Association said today. . A total of 552,577,961 gallons of fuel were sold in 1975, the association said , . Officials said that represents an increase over 1974 sales by almost 16 million gallons. . Auto fuel sales jumped 14.7 million gallons in 1975 and aviation fuel sales increased approximately one million gallons, the association said MPA director Milton Huntington said the increases were not as great in 1975 as in the years prior to the Arab oil embargo in 1973, when annual increases in fuel sales ranged between four PROVIDENCE (AP) — Textron founder Royal Little says the United States must eliminate ‘ boom-bust” business cycles or face an eventual move to socialism. Little said Thursday foreign capital was pouring into this country because investors abroad are ‘‘convinced that the United States will be the last to go socialistic.” But Little cautioned that America would follow the rest of the world in adopting a controlled economy if it cannot avoid chronic recessions that throw millions of people out of work. Asked if businessmen can avert recessions, Little answered, “All I'm saying is, they've got to.” Addressing the annual Outlook luncheon of the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce, Little also said the U.S. economy is not likely to grow at the fast pace it previously has He blamed the slower growth on a stabilizing of population and efforts by environmentalists to stall industrial ana energy developments. DOG WALKS BOY on the streets of Salinas, Calif. Alex Brooke weighs 170 pounds and measures seven feet, from Amaral, 5, gets a workout as he accompanies his two- nose to outstretched tail. (UPI Photo) year-old Irish wolfhound, “Brooke,” on a morning outing. Patty Views Bank Film SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - After twice watching a two-minute film of herself toting a rifle at a bank robbery, Patricia Hearst listened quietly as a witness recalled “looking right down the barrel” of her sawed-off carbine and falling to the floor in fear. James Norton, a recreational therapist, testified Thursday that Miss Hearst was a peppery, foul-mouthed desperado who was the first one in the bank the day of the robbery. Norton, called to the stand by U.S. Atty. James L. Browning Jr., was scheduled to undergo cross-examination today, and chief defense attorney F. Lee Bailey said it would be “lengthy.’ Norton was the second witness to testify Thursday that the newspaper heiress shouted obscenities when she and four Sym- bionese Liberation Army members held up the Hibernia Bank here April 15,1974, two months after the tiny band of terrorists kidnaped her. Mainers Reportedly Unharmed In Quake • Sirica Continued from Page 1 AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Relatives of Two Maine women and a Hampden Academy student who were in Guatemala City, Guatamala when a massive earthquake struck there Wednesday have been reported unharmed. An Abbot woman was still awaiting word from her husband, who was to have landed at the Guatemala City airport Wednesday. Mrs. Eleanor Allen of Augusta said she was contacted by the State Department Thursday, more than 24 hours after first hearing of the disaster, and told that her son and his lily Richard Allen, a former Readfield resident, is with the American Embassy in Guatemala City. With him are his wife, Sharon, and their two children. Mrs. Allen said State Department officials did not name her son specifically, but said all Americans at the embassy were unharmed Irma Wong, an exchange student from Guatemala City attending Hampden Academy, said in Wintersport that relatives in Washington, D C. told her that her parents are safe Mrs. Franklin Howland of Bangor said ham radio operators on two continents relayed word to her that her missionarv daughter, Lillian Howland, had been in no danger. Mrs. Barbara Piel said she has not heard from her husband, Mike, who she said was in an airplane that took off from Miami for Guatemala City Wednesday. Mrs Piel blames the lack of information on a breakdown in communications caused by the earthquake. Red Cross officials have said there were no Americans among the 2,000 earthquake casualties. A few hours later, the hospital reported, Sirica's blood pressure and breathing were normal and he required no medication The hospital said that within a few hours, Sirica had regained full consciousness and had been visited by his wife Lucile. “All things considered, he is doing as well as one can hope for so soon after a massive heart attack with cardiac arrest,” Dr. Joel Gorfinkel said later Thursday. Late Thursday night, a hospital spokesman said Sirica, while still in critical condition, "is resting comfortably at this time.” Sirica, a lifelong Republican, was appointed a federal judge by President Dwight D Eisenhower in April 1957. He presided over two extended criminal trials while the Watergate scandals were unfolding in 1973 and 1974, including the cover-up trial of former President Richard M. Nixon’s White House aides. Sirica’s order that damaging tapes recordings from the Nixon White House be turned over to the courts was unsuccessfully appealed by the President’s lawyers to the Supreme Court. When the men initially charged with breaking in at Democratic National Committee headquarters in 1972 came to trial, one of them, James W. McCord, sent a letter to Sirica that exposed the Watergate cover-up. • Beach School Costs Continued from Page 1 legislation concerning the state school funding law. “Everything is up in the air. We don’t know how much we’re going to get from the state,” said one school official this morning. School officials predict, however, that expenses for the second half of the year will be greater than those for the first six months. Included in the July to December budget will be the cost of salary increases, new textbooks, increased operating expenses, and between $45,000 and $50,000 to repair Loranger gymnasium floor. The school committee has asked to meet with the town council Wednesday to discuss the proposed six-month budget. LAW Members Will Meet PORTLAND — The organization working to promote stricter ethics and accountability among Maine’s lawyers will hold another meeting Saturday at 1:30 pan. at its headquarters here. The meeting will f>e open to the public. Scheduled to be discussed are possible legislation and ways to better inform the public about the conditions of Maine’s legal profession. LAW (Lay Advocates at Work) was founded last fall by Mrs. Joan Brown of Biddeford Pool. Its 60-plus members come from all over the state. LAW’S offices are located above Coyne’s Restaurant at Woodford Corner, Exchange Street, here. Kennebunk Campaigning Picking Up APPLES - CIDER; NOW AVAILABLE • CRISPYAIRE • McINTOSH • CORTLANDS • SPENCERS • GOLDEN DELICIOUS • BALDWINS • NORTHERN SPIES Earthquake Continued from Page 1 000 population, was 98 per cent leveled. The emergency committee said other towns leveled by the quake were Comalapa, 18,000; El Progreso, 12,000, and Zaragosa, 8,000, and that many smaller towns and villages suffered the same fate. “Up to Wednesday, it did not look so bad because all we could see was Guatemala City. Today, it’s an entirely different situation,” an embassy spokesman said. No deaths or injuries were reported among the estimated 5,000 Americans living in Guatemala or visiting there as tourists. But hundreds of Guatemalans were believed dead here in the capitol, where slum districts in the center of the city were hit hardest. Adobe huts and shops were flattened, but most major buildings were left standing. A massive relief effort was under way from the United States as well as from neighboring countries, which suffered varying degrees of damage but had no reported deaths and few injuries. The U.S. Embassy said 16 big C141 transport planes from American bases began landing at the rate of one an hour at Guatemala City's international airport Thursday night. U.S. aid included a 100-bed hospital manned by 25 doctors that was airlifted from Ft. Sill, Okla • Bus Beefs Continued from Page 1 care of things as fast as they could.” Another complaint was that owner Lou Gelmini is difficult to contact at his Beacon Falls, Conn. headquarters. “The drivers are trying, but they’re not getting support from the owner.” Bernard said. “They’re doing the best they can with the equipment they have,” added Sue Brousseau, school financial secretary. Gelmini himself was to have auenueU Thursday’s meeting to discuss the complaints with parents and the school committee, but he told school officials Thursday he could not keep the appointment because he was ill. Tnat left Mrs. South, new local manager for the firm, to answer the complaints. Several parents complained bus drivers had doubled up on the number of passengers, creating overloaded conditions. Mrs. South explained that drivers doubled up on passengers only when absolutely necessary. When a bus breaks down in the middle of a run, she said, drivers of other buses increased their loads rather than forcing children to wait for an hcur in the freezing coTd Bernard advised Mrs. South that carrying more than 66 passengers on a school bus is prohibited by state law. Other parents complained buses traveled too fast in tne school yard and did not wait while students crossed the road. Parents, drivers, and school committee members favored having volunteer adult monitors on the buses, an idea which school committee chairman Kathleen Lee said “should be looked into.” School committee member William Farrington said the bus companv had done a good job during the first year of its contract and had provided much better equipment than the buses used previously by the schools. But, he said, if problems aren’t resolved with the bus company, “we'll think twice before we go into another contract.” At the request of the parents, school officials agreed to try to arrange a meeting with owner Gelmini. KENNEBUNK - The field is crowding up with potential candidates as the Feb 27 filing deadline approaches. Those having taken out nomination papers for the two selectmen's seats are realtor John Downing and highway department employe Elmer Hanks, a perennial candidate. They'll be running against incumbent Herman Cohen and David Shields, respectively. Competition for the two seats Snowmobilers Plan Rideathon Approximately 120 riders will participate in a 50-mile Snowmobile Rideathon on Saturday at 9 a.m. from the Beechridge Speedway parking lot in Scarborough. This event will mark the fourth annual rideathon to be conducted by the Scarborough Sled Runners Snowmobile Club to benefit the Maine Chapter, National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Biddeford-Saco area clubs sponsoring participants are the Saco Trailriders, the Old Orchard Beach Sno-Club and the York County Rescue Snowmobile Club. In 1961. Bahia Felix, Chile, had 348 rainy days. on the School Administrative District 71 school board is also heating up. Earl F. Adams and Wilbur Adelhardt, both land developers, have taken out nomination papers, joining Warren Astrowskv and Kenneth Bustin Robert Nest and Paul Bedard are vying for a seat on the board of trustees of the Kennebunk Light and Power District. Incumbent Edna Wentworth is the only candidate, so far, for town clerk. 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