Bennington Banner, January 25, 1962

Bennington Banner

January 25, 1962

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Bennington Banner (Newspaper) - January 25, 1962, Bennington, Vermont Fair, Colder Party cloudy with flurries tonight; low reading in the low teens. Friday fair and colder. Yesterday's high, 38; low, 27; today at 7 a.m., 37. Sunset, sunrise The large blue star overhead and a little to the south at a.m. Is Spica. Benningto Bennington, Vermont, Thursday, January 25, 1962 aimer Established 1841 Price 7 Cents J.EK. Unveils Plan To Slash Tar riffs Bipartisan Endorsement Is Sought WASHINGTON Kennedy appealed today fo prompt bipartisan endorsement o his five-year plan to dismantle the tariff barriers to a freely trading trillion-dollar economic partner ship with Europe. "We will prove to the world lha we believe in peacefully tearing down walls instead of arbitrarily building the President told Congress. SO Per Cent Limit Repeating requests made in his Stale of the Union Message two weeks ago, he asked authority to negotiate tariff cuts of up to 50 per cent on some groups of prod ucts and complete elimination o: tariffs on other items. His special message on trade was studded with assurances tha the "trade expansion act of Trade Message In Summary WASHINGTON (AP) In to- day's trade message 'to C o n- gress, President 1. Asked authority to sweep aside certain tariffs, scale down others drastically. 2. Urged Congress to forget section, party in giving biparti- san support to trillion'-dollar partnership with Europe. 3. Said .government stands ready to aid farm and factory workers, .'businessmen hurt by trade program. 4; Stressed need for urgent ac- tion to meet challenges of Com- mon Market and Communists' economic drive. as he titled 'it, would benefit workers, businessmen and con- sumers. It would preserve exist- ing safeguards for domestic in dustry, he promised. But the government should stand ready farm and fac- tory workers and companies tem- porarily hurt, Kennedy went on. He proposed these as "effective and relatively inexpensive" meas- ures, without giving a cost-esti- mate: Worker Retraining For workers left help for and reloca- tion, along with federal "read- justment allowances" for up to a full year at 65 per cent of average weekly pay, plus an additional 13 weeks' for those over 60. Unem- ployment compensation, when re- ceived, would be deducted. For business firms and farmers loans and loan guaran- tees, technical guidance ariuj un- specified "tax benefits" to help companies modernize plants and diversify products. "Die message spelled out many provisions of the sweep- ing proposal .to negotiate recipro- cal tariff cuts and, in some cases, to eliminate entirely tariff walls between this country and the European Common Market. Lacks in Detail But it contained more persua- sion than detail. The specifics were in an administration draft bill sent Wednesday to the House Ways and Means Committee to replace the trade agreements act expiring next June 30. The committee was to make public the draft today. Fire Causes Death Of Couple's 3rd Son WESTFIELD, Mass. (AP) A third son of Mr. and Mrs. Julio Rodrigues, died early today from smoke inhalation suffered in a fire that swept their duplex house apartment yesterday. Julio Jr., 3, died at Noble Hos- pital. His two brothers, and Raphael, 2, died yesterday. .The three were the couple's only chil- dren. The children's mother, away when the fire broke out on the first floor, beneath the family's second-floor apartment, collapsed when she learned of the boys' death. She was also teken to a hospital. The' cause of Ihe fire was not known. House Committee Kills Neiv Cabinet Department WASHINGTON (AP) House Democratic strategists figured to- day they had lost a small skirm- ish and probably won a major political war by an apparent re- versal in the Rules Committee. To the surprise of no one, the committee Wednesday rejected President Kennedy's proposal to create a Cabinet-status depart- ment of urban affairs and hous- ing. The President lost no time expressing- astonishment that all five Republicans on the commit- tee voted against sending the bill to the House door for a vote. To Name Negro Within an Iwur after the com- mittee acted by 9 to 6 vote, the President told a news conference he would continue to fight for the new department. And he said he planned to nnme a Negro, Rob- ert C. Weaver, to head the agency and join his Cabinet if the depart- ment is-established. Weaver now heads the Housing and Home Fi- nance Agency. The renewed fight, the Presi- dent said, would be in the form of a reorganization- plan to be sent to Congress. The plan would establish the department by exe- cutive order unless cither branch of Congress vetoed it within 60 days. Some top House Democrats pre- dicted the plan would be defeated by roll call vote! They expect a majority of Republicans and most Southern Democrats to oppose it. While there was no official con- firmation, there was a well-baset suspicion that the Rules Commit- tee action did not make the new House leadership unhappy. Make No Request It was known that the show- down could have been delayed had Speaker John W. McCormack ol Massachusetts requested it. In the face of certain defeat, McCor- mack made no such request of Cliairman Howard W. Smith, D Va., one of the four Southern Democrats who voted against the bill. Instead, it was learned, McCor- jnack merely requested and re- ceived approval of a bill to pro- vide federal aid for college class room facilities construction. Democrats hope to make consi- derable political iiay out of the committee action. They believe the' fact that committee Repub- licans opposed the urban affairs bill 100 per cent, while Democrats backed it GO per cent, will hurt Republican election chances in big city areas where the GOP hope to pick up House seats in November's elections. Delay Court Arraignment Of Policemen BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP.) Ar- raignment of three city policemen charged with committing burgla- ries while on duty and in'uniform was postponed today. Chitteriden Municipal Court offi- cials said the delay was caused by the illness of State's Ally. John Boylan. No new date hearing. was set for tlie The trio, who resigned from the department after their arrests two weeks ago, are William J. Bleau, Jr., 25; Richard D. Bates, 38 and Harry J. Muir Jr., 26. Ail have pleaded innocent and are free in bail each. They'are accused in tlw theft of household supplies taken dur- ng an IB-month period from sev- eral downtown stores. No money was stolen, authorities said. Two other patrolmen, John J. VTalloy, 29, and John R. Adams, 26, arrested Dec. 21, drew four to six-year terms each on charges of burglary in the night time. The hefts were committed while both Keyser Satisfied With Ruling On Testimony MONTPKLtER, Vt. F. Ray Keyser says he's satisfied with former Atty. Gen. Thomas M. Debevolse's ruling that no state employes gave false testi- mony before a legislative commis- sion investigating the highway de- partment. The governor told a news con- Terence the entire question of con- flicting testimony was pertinent only if state employes were in- volved and "Debevoise cleared all state employes." The governor said he will meet next month with the investigating commission to assess their alti- :ude concerning further action on the alleged conflicting testimony. Sen. Willey. urged Keyser'j intervention this week following a decision by the attorney general to drop any fur- ther investigation of the conflict- ing testimony. The testimony allegedly involved charges by a former right of way division employe that he was or- dered by Max Leighty, assistant director'of the division, fo remove appraisal records from the files. Keyser reiterated his contention that the "no corruption finding of the commission was the most es- sential aspect of the probe" and added: "During my administra _------- uaa uetll !MJ Ol were on duty and in uniform. any documents missing." GBA Officers., Guest Speakers Call for Renewed Vigor inGHLIGIITING THIRD ANNUAL BIEETING AND DINNER of the Greater Bennington Association last night at the Mt Anthony Country Uicse principal speakers, from left: Kenneth B. Clayton of 223 Union St., 1961 president of GBA; Gov. F. Ray Keyser Jr PaulJ GrTeto tcl7 rni OIA? ommre; rr! J-Short ot VK 9 Of "oaf. !962 president of GBA. Also on-the program of the meeting, which was attended by 186, were a report of the treas- urer, changes In bylaws, Introduction of the organization'., 1962 Program of Work, and presentation of a number of Good Weather Is Predicted For Astronaut CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) rocketry weather is fore- cast for Saturday, strengthening hopes that astronaut John H. Glenn Jr. will take his historic triple whirl around the globe that Planning Is Emphasized Greater Local Efforts Urged by GBA Speakers day. If he djesn't get off then, there could be another extensive delay. An official forecast issued this morning, said favorable condi- tions in the Atlantic area are ex- pected to end in the next few days, but probably will extend through Saturday. Will Land fa Atlantic Depending On whether he makes one, two or three orbits around the earth, Glenn is expected to come down in different places in the Atlantic. The long countdown looking to- ward Glenn's space adventure will be started at 7 a. m. Friday. The countdown marks the checking and recliccking of innumerable factors that spell success or fail- ure in an orbital attempt. The count will extend over a period of 500 1-3 hours Jut instead of being continuous it .ill a.m. Firing The final five hours will begin early Saturday. This segment in- cludes two hours of surplus time programmed in an effort to allow :ime to correct any trouble that might develop and still get the shot away on schedule at a.m. If no trouble develops, these two hours will be consumed with lutomatic "holds" in the count- down. If all goes well, the Marine ieutenant colonel will be boosted on his historic mission to explore Speakers at the GBA annual meeting last night were unani- mous in asserting that what is done at tlie local level will deter- mine what happens at the nalion- jal and international level. The need for increased person- al investment of time, money and ideas locally was expressed suc- cinctly by guest speaker.Paul J. Greeley, executive vice president of the Greater Springfield (Mass.) cialism, Chamber of Commerce: "He who AmerU-a "start running" into so- chops his own wood is w a r in e d twice." Greeley warned that if it is con- sidered important enough to raise to cabinet level a department which would solve urban prob- lems, how much more does it be- hoove tire individual city to get go- ing on those problems. He cau- tioned against depending on na- tional or even state assistance lest Hear Critic of Hospital Tentative Budgets Missing, Trustees Postpone Action It was a case of the missing .budgets are expected to be read- t'on there has been no question of space between a.m. and p.m. Anxious Face at the Window SVSrKCT-A burglary 8U8pect, hta hand. cnowed In a pair of socks, sw- at him Police lA. Robert Jackson alms a e s J, T, T wsa held the suspect there until other offlc- Prlnf Z I 4 26, transient. George Pry of Los Angeles Times made the picture. (AP Wirephoto) fl budgets last night when Ben- nington Village Trustees gather- ed to consider planned expendi- tures for 1962. With the exception .of the Street- lighting Committee, no budgets were presented to the full boarc in itemized form. Chairmen of the police, fire, recreation and ceme- tery committees reportedly left their itemized accounts in the vil- lage offices following meetings last Wednesday night, but Village Clerk Hilda Hurley told the board she never found them. As a consequence, budget fig- ures presented by committeemen were both tentative and unaccom- panied by data showing where to- tal allowances were to go. Viilage President Donald C. Hicks today expressed dissap- pointment over the meeting. Tie said the Highway Committee will meet next Wednesday to draft a budget for presentation at a Feb. 4 meeting of the full board, at which time, he added, complete Village Schools Vote For Fire Safety Some 37 voters of the Benning- ton Graded School District requir- ed about 10 minutes last night to appropriate to finance fire- safety improvements in the dis- trict's three buildings. The handful of voters, conven- ed in the all-purpose room of the Elementary School in one of the district's "austerity special" meetings, unanimously' approved the appropriation on a voice vote. There was no discussion against the action requested by school directors in compliance with or- ders issued by the Vermont Fire Marshal's Office, and only two voters asked explanation of financ- ing details during the brief meet- ing. The action will require a nine- cent tax over the next two years lo repay borrowed money for the improvements and renovations work. The meeting was opened by Moderator Stephen Oilman's read- ing of the warning articles, fol- owed by an explanation of the reasons for the work and the pro- jects involved by Trustee J. Good- all Hutton. After answering two questions, the meeting approved ;he projects, thus mak-'ng the dis- rict eligible for approximately in state aid reimbursement on permanent improvements In the buildings. ied. Hicks said a large share of last night's meeting was devoted to a complaint registered by Fairfax Ayres of Sliaftsbury, who attend- ed the meeting. Ayres reportedly asked trustees what action they could take with respect to expenditures contem- plated by corporators of Putnam Memorial Hospital, He said he un- derstood corporators were plan- ning a hospital building program and in the light of this expansion, he objected to "partial town sup- port of indigent patients." Village Atty. Reuben Levin re- portedly totd Ayres the village could do notliing about adminis- tration of hospital funds as long as corporators lived up to the agreement of the deed of gift. This, he said, they have done with one exception. The excep- tion he cited was town support for indigent patients. Levin said the deed of gift spe- cifically states that indigent pa- tients will be -supported by hospi- tal funds, but noted a similar, up- state case in which a will of the was successfully Putnam type broken. The board is not expected to take action on the complaint since management of hospital funds is out of its province, Hicks said. United _____ Every individual has a stake in searing indictment of Castro corn- building a strong America which munism appealed to the other can only come from strong local American nations today for a four units, Greeley "It ,s TO long- units, Greeley "It ,s TO long en merely a civic duty to work to- lems but an .economic necessity.' Gov. Keyser Speaks Gov. F. Ray Keyser Jr. told the audience of 186 that more am more the issues of economics will be brought to the voters. With the ever-increasing closeness of the world and competition be Iween communism and' theif r e e enterprise system, the s'urveil lance, and planning of the econq mic'situation on the local level is of paramount importance in the fight against communism. It is wliat the individual does by his personal participation that makes the difference and, as an example, Keyser pointed but that the slate can recommend loca- tions to new industries, but it is up to the individual community to sell itself. Paul J. Short, after citing what GBA is accomplishing "within a radius of Bennington, million of private capital is invest- ed now in touristic, retail and in- dustrial development, including the new Paradise restaurant and the race track. A million more is being put into improved highway, and skiers are adding still more millions" asked to have com- munity planning tied in with re- gional planning. Doing More Than Others GBA is doing more by way of promotion than in any other organ- ization in the state. Short said. "We have the finest tourist infor- mation booth in New England, bar he said. He said at least one Benning- ton company is looking ahead five years to when it will need new fa- cilities, while others are already boosting employment. He remind- ed members that the suburbs of See GBA HEARS Continued on Page 12 Will Resubmit Next Year Rural Schools Won't Press For Water Funds Vote Prudential Committeemen of the Greater Bennington Schools, Inc., indicated today they will not press this year their district's request for town reimbursement on a recently in- stalled water line to the Molly Stark School. School director Robert'M. Wil- .son said the board was informed in advance by selectmen of the action town fathers took Tues- day night in rejecting the school district's request that tlie article be included in the 1962 Town Meeting warning. Corrected Error Wilson said school directors had "a quiet meeting" with se- lectmen last week following the directors' submission of a letter erroneously referencing a 1961 school meeting article specify- ing that reimbursement be sought from the "Village of Bennington Water Company." Selectmen, as school directors reported to news media, were told the letter's reference failed to note that wording of the arti- cle was changed on the floor of tlie meeting to "Town of Ben- nington" instead of the "Ben- nington Waler Company." The school board had previously agreed with water department commissioners that the line would be installed at no cost to the water works or village tax- payers. Obligation to Voters Wilson said selectmen indicat- ed at that meeting they intend- ed to reject the board's request on grounds that villagers com- prise two-thirds of the town's population and svould ultimately bulk of the water line's installation expense. "We do not intend lo press the issue at this Wilson said, "but we will resubmit the re- quest again next year and there- after until it Is voted on." He said school directors are obligated by the terms of their district's vote approving the pro- ject lo seek town reimburse- ment. U.S. Warns Hemisphere Against Cuba PUNTA DEL ESTE, Uruguay States -pronged counterattack to save Secretary of State Dean Rusk told the inta'-American foreign ministers' conference considering the threat cf Cuba's communism that the Americas need a shield to protect democratic processes if the Alliance for Progress pro- gram is to succeed in its attack on the hemisphere's economic ills. .Rusk .called on the 19 American nations to declare Castro commu- nism incompatible with the inter- American system, exclude the Havana government from partici- pation in the Organization of American States, interrupt the "limited but significant flow of trade between Cuba and the rest of the and set in motion individual and communal acts of defense "against the various forms of political and indirect aggression mounted against the hemisphere." Speech a Ringing Call Rusk's speech was 'a ringing call for stern action to condemn and isolate Prime Minister Fidel Castro's regime. It came at a critical moment in the conference as Brazil and several other na- tions pushed a drive to soften hemispheric retaliation against Cuban communism. The Brazilian campaign in- dicated there was little hope of jnanimous decisive action by the 20 American states sitting in judgment on the Havana govern- ment. Rusk labeled Castro and the See U.S. WARNS Continued oh Page 12 Police Seeking Overdue Plane BOSTON (AP) Police in four northeastern slates searched to- day for a private plane, contain- ing a Lowell Technical Institute professor and two other men, ong overdue on a flight from Boston to Ottawa. Aboard tlie plane were Prof. Jacob K. Frederick Jr., who was >eing flown to Canada to testify n a court case. Others on (he plane were John ihude of Scarboro, Ont., and Rod Richard of Ottawa. The craft, a blue and white, twin engineO 'iper Apadre was due at Ottawa at a.m. State Police in Massachusetts, tav Hampshire, Vermont and New Yorfc were asked to aid in he search. The Federal Aviation Agency at Massena, N.Y., reported the plane overdue at a.m. Vermont State- Police said the >lane's flight should have taken t over Lebanon, N.H., and Burl- ngton, Vt. The FAA said the plane carried he Canadian wing designation 'CFMMCC" and that the air-sea- Search and Rescue, a military unit based at Mncon, Ga., had been notified. The plane left Boston at p.m. yejterday, t. ;