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8-Month-Old Japanese Regime Gets Test in Upper House Election Today TOKYO iH^^ The popularity of pritrte Minister Eisaku Satofs eight-mohth-'old government will be put to the test in today's election of 127 members of the 250-seat Upper house of Parliament. One major queistion is l]ow much the. nation favors the Sato government siding with U,S. policy in Viet Nam. This has been an issue in the cam- Ponamd tanal Cuts Ship Depth Limit PANAMA — (JP) — The Panama Canal Co. has announced that beginning Monday only ships with a draft of 35 feet or less will be allowed to enter the waterway. . The limitation is being imposed because of a drop in the level of Gatun Lake, which feeds the canal's eight- mile long Gaillard Cut. A total drop of six inches has been predicted for the lake because of insufficient rainfall since the wet season began in May. Draft refers to the depth of a vessel below its Waterline. A ZmtONIUM LINING? Among the metals suggested to replace the silver now used in U.S. coins are stainless steel, aluminum, columbium, ziroconium and copper- nickel alloys. paign, with Socialists and others calling for U.S. witli- drawal from South Viet Nam Sato Party Confident Sato's liberal Democratic Party, confident of returning all 75 incumbents to maintain its 144-seat, needs a mandate to consolidate its position. Sato took over last November from Prime Minister Hayato Ikeda, who was ill. Fifty seats, plus two va cancies, being contested by 99 candidates, are at stake from the nation at large and 75 seats are being sought by 233 candidates in local constituencies. All those elected will serve six-year terms, while those running for the two vacant seats will serve three- year terms. Japan's upper house is somewhat like the U.S. Senate but with less authority. A total of 61,672,472 Japanese are eligible to vote at 45,466 polling places. The candidates Saturday wound up 24 days of campaigning. ' Although voting may be postponed in some districts of Kyushu, southern Japan, hard hit by heavy rains Friday, early returns are expected by midnight today. Final results in the local contests are expected by Monday noon and nationwide finals by early Tuesday. Polls Favor Sato Turnout at the polls is not expected to top the last upper house election's 68.21 per cent. Fear 50 Drowned in Laotian Flooding VIENTIANE, Laos — (>) —|day as the River Song over- days Fifty persons are reported missing and feared drowned in last week's flood at Vang Vie'ng, 75 miles north of Vientiane. The flooding began Wednes flowed following three of continuous rain. Supermarkets of the U.S. sold more than two billion broiler-fryer chickens during 1964. Most public opinion polls predict Sato's party will lose a minimum of five seats, but this still will give it a majority. The Socialists, who held 65 seats before election are confident of returning ail 29 up for re-election. The Neo Buddhist Soka Gakkai's K o m e i t o (Clean Party) has 14 candidates. It holds only four seats. Others include the moderate Democratic Socialists with 21 candidates vying for six of its nine seats to be elected, the Communists 48 candidates for two of three seats, minor parties 38 for two of four and independents 52 for one of five. Sunday, July 4, 1965 KACINE SUNDAY lULLLI IN IIA State Firm Given Arsenal Contract PHILADELPHIA — (JP) —.Bridgeport, Conn., and the other to the Amron Corp., Waukesha, Wis. Amron was given a $1,362,355 contract for 6,068,000 20mm cartridge cases. The Frankford Arsenal announced Saturday award of three contracts for a total of $9,712,204, two of them to Remington Arms Co. of .X OPEN SUNDAY NOON TO 6 P. M. CLOSED MONDAY JULY 5 DOUBLE SAVINGS AT fiOLDBLATT'S NO MORE EXCISE TAX GET OUR LOW. LOW PRICES New Low Price! NORGE Electric Range Never Defrost-14.3 Cu. Ft. 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