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   Bennington Evening Banner, The (Newspaper) - January 17, 1955, Bennington, Vermont                                THE BENNINGTON EVENING BANNER FIFTY-SECOND PRICE FIVE CENTS BENNINGTON, VERMONT, MONDAY, JANUARY 17, 1955 WEATHER: Cloudy, some snow flurries tonight, Tuesday; colder. ____________________________________________ A Man Will Sometimes Devote All of His Life to The Development of One Part ,of His Body the Wishbone. Says Robert Frost REHEARSAL ON rope ladder from a make-believe ship and a simu- lated landing craft provide realistic props for these Marine and Naval trainees at the Tsoying Naval Training Base in southern Formosa. Tte Nationalist rookies on Chiang Kai-shek's island fortress are being readied against possible invaders from the Red China mainland, and for offensive operations of their own. Four Engine Constellation Crashes Into Atlantic While On Flight From Newfoundland Engines Conk Out; Hunt Survivors CORNER BROOK, Nfld. Iff) A United States Navy four-engine Constellation crashed in the Atlan- tic off southwest Newfoundland to- day and search planes over the spot reported no trdce of the 13 occupants. The plane had been airborne less than tvvo'hours, out of Harmon Air Force Base near here, when the pilot reported one of his en- gines had failed. Moments later he said a second motor had cut Eleven Bills Up For Action When Assembly Meets (Vermont Press Bureau) MONTPELIER Eleven bills will be up for action when the house returns to work Tuesday at ID a. m. These 11 are in addition to the nine measures advanced Friday which will be up for passage at Tuesday's session. Two Bills were reported favorab- ly by committee without admend- ment. One would- extend the fly casting season in trout and sal- mon waters throughout the state to Oct. 1 and 10 sections of law making this extension in individual lakes and ponds. The change was recommended by the Fish and Game Service. The other bill authorizes school directors to make contracts for transportation of pupils for terms not exceeding five years. Six bills were reported favorably with the recommendation for minor amendments. Two of them are companion bills to make the corn- out. The Constellation was en route from Harmon, 70 miles from here, to the Patuxent River Naval Air station in Maryland. Search planes from Harmon re- turned with reports of sighting yel- low life rafts in the sea. However, the pilots said there did not appear to be anyone in them. The Constellation carried a crew of six and Harmon Field said there I were seven passengers aboard. The aircraft took off at a.m. The first distress signal from the pilot was received at Harmon about a.m., and the second shortly afterward. A search and rescue crashboat was speeding to the area. A C47 twin-engine transport plane and a helicopter were ordered to stand by if needed in a rescue operation. The CoHftellation was estimated to have covered about 70 air line miles from Harmon when it ditched. The pilot did not indicate the nature of the trouble that had fouled his engines. He was following what is known as the "inside airways route that would have taken the U. S. Air Force Pilots Rushing Fighter Planes To Costa Rica; Asks For More Effective Help Fighting Erupts On Santa Rosa Front SAN JOSE, Costa Rica Air Force pilots rushed four fight- er planes to Costa Rica today to help the embattled government challenge rebel control of the air. The planes World War II Mus- tangs sold by the U. S. govern- for due here this morning. Costa Rican pilots will man the craft against the rebels, who reportedly have an air force of one fighter and two trainers. The Organization of American States, which authorized transfer Congress Gets Billion Budget; Designed To Guard An Uneasy Peace, Up Prosperity investigating team without nam- ing Nicaragua specifically has reported that a substantial amount of the rebel war material was in- troduced over Costa Rica's north- ern border. Until the transfer of the U. S. planes, the Figueres government's makeshift air force has consisted chiefly of slow civilian transports which were hastily armed with machine guns after the rebel out break. Meanwhile, fighting eruptec of the combat planes to bolster again yesterdav on the only ac this nation's armed forces in the Itive front, at Santa Rosa planta six-day uprising, received an urg- i tion in northwest Costa Rica nea ent appeal from Costa Rica's gov-'the Nicaraguan border. The con ernment last night for "further I tinuted activity in that area ap and more effective help." Costa Rica has accused he northern neighbor Nicaragua o stirring up the revolt. Nicaracru has denied the charge, but an OA, plane over Moncton, N.B. Retiring Postal Route Carrier Is In Collision A Bennington rural route car- rier, making his final trip after being "dismissed without reason" from his job at the local post- office, had grief added to grief Saturday afternoon when his ve- hicle was involved in a collision with a Bennington motorist. State Police said Charles W. of social welfare, rather Rounds of Pownal Center was than the commissioner of institu- the driver of a 1954 station wag-on tr, sustained more than tions, to investigate administra- tion of poor relief and condition of town homes in the state. A third would make the adjutant geneial a major general, rather than a brigadier general as present. The other three would remove a provision in the present law al- lowing inmates at the House of Correction only an hour a day, five days a week, for exercise other than hard labor; would authorize the Vermont Sanltorium at Pitts- ford to receive patients referred by physicians wh'o believe they may be suffering' from tuberculo- sis; and would redefine "indigent tuberculosis persons" suffering from tuberculosis who are not wholly indigent but who are without means of providing themselves with adequate care. Also reported favorably with amendment is a bill requiring em- ployers to give their employes leave of absence up to 15 days for temporary military training in the reserve forces. Two bills were reported unfavor- ably. One would require actions against a municipality to be brought in the county where the municipality is located and the other would- set up a statute on Daylight Saving Time, with the provisions that the governor might extend or teminate it by procla- mation. The latter bill was introduced by Rep. Glendon King of Northfield, who Friday requested permission to withdraw it. His request will be voted or Tuesday. A similar Day- light Saving Time bill, introduced by Sen. Donald L. Smith of Wash- ington County, is in Senate Com- mittee, damages in the accident. Tpr. Richard Davis of the Shaftsbury Barracks listed Bern- ard Bushee of 105 Dewey St., as driver of the other vehicle. Dam- ages amounting to to the Bushee car were reported. Rounds told police he was traveling south on the Carpenter Hill road when Bushee emerged from a side road. Bushee said his car skidded on the icy road and crashed into Rounds' vehicle. Rounds was dismissed from his Rural Route 1 job some four weeks ago and was completing his final trip when the accident occurred. Riding with him was Merton Cross of Bennington who been awarded a temporary appointment to Founds' position. Cross was learning Rounds' route when the accident happened. MBS. MALCOM EDGAR Mrs. M. S. Edgar Guest Speaker For Girl Scouts Mrs. Malcolm S. Edgar, mem- ber-at-large of the National Board of Directors of the Girl Scouts of the USA, will be the guest speaker at the annual meeting of the Ben- nington Council' Girl Scouts, Inc. to be held hero Thursday evening. Mrs. Edgar joined the Girl Scout movement in 1918 as a member of the first troop organized in New- port, R. I. She has been affiliated with the Girl Scouts ever since, serving in various capacities as a Scout, camp councillor, troop lead- er, council member and council president. She has served on the Region II committee as a member, secre- tary and chairman for the states of New York. New Jersey, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands and the Canal Zone. At the present time, Mrs. Edgar is a member at large of the national board of directors and is vice chairman of the executive committee of the board. Mrs. Edgar has also been active in the PTA in Summit, N.J.; the Junipr Service League and the League of Women Voters. She was instrumental in helping to estab lish the Summit Community Con- certs Association. The Bennington Council will hold its annual meeting in the Church Barn in Old Bennington. Dessert will be served at p.m. All Council members are purged to attend, and parents of all Brownie, Girl Scouts and other riends are welcomed. Displays of troop activities will e'exhibited and some of the Ben- nington Scouts will participate in a "demonstration of Scouting work. Miss Hilda Hurley Asks 2nd Term As Village Clerk Miss Hilda .Hurley announcei today that she will seek re-elec tion to a second term as village clerk. She was elected to a first terrr ast year when she ran unopposed "or the post previously held f o many years by William P. Hogan Miss Hurley has been employee m the Village Offices since 1927 She will seek the nomination a the Citizens Caucus Saturday nigh at the armory. Posts still to be announced for are those of the corporation a t torney, collector of taxes and the three auditors' positions. It is expected that Mrs. Julia Nash will seek re-election as col lector of taxes and Auditors John DeVito, Joseph Shea and Robert Johnson will run again. No one has given the slightest indication that they would seek nomination to the corporation at torney post. Incumbent Reuben Levin has announced he will no' seek re-election. CAP Unit Seeks Pilots, Planes For Efficiency Members of the Bennington Squadron, Civil Air Patrol, have been asked by Vermont Wing Com- mander Col. Henry Collm of Proc- tor to individually seek out addi- tional pilots and planes for CAP membership so that the state may be prepared for air rescue mis- ions. Col. Collin, in a letter to CAP members, said only 16 of all the aircraft in the state are presently carried on CAP availability lists. He added that each of the state's eight squadrons should have a minimum of five flying aircraft to enable the Vermont Wing to satis- factorily meet any emergency. Using the Benmnglon Squadron as an example, he said in his let- ter the local group has only three aircraft available for air search and rescue work. Under existing CAP organiza- tion, each squadron is assigned a geographic area for search mis- sion purposes covering from 256 to square miles. Col. Collin said that the local air group, which has 884 square miles to cover in an aerial search, would have to fly over one and one-half days, eight hours per day, to ade- quately cover its area. He said such a requirement would greatly hinder and mar the effectiveness of the Bennington Squadron's air poarch responsibilities. The Vermont Commander said peared to 'indicate a decisive bat tie might be shaping up. A general staff communique said government troops, unofficial ly estimated at men, held fast in a clash yesterday after noon although the rebel forces were aided by one plane. Loyalist forces on Saturday had claimed victory in a major skir mish at Santa Rosa. "Informant said the outbreak vesterday came north of the plantation center when government troops moved out from positions captured in. the engage ment the day." before. Reports from the front saic President Jose Figures had to duck for shelter yesterday when the rebels bombed the outskirts of Liberia, about 20 miles soulheas of Santa Rosa. A communique saic the bombardment killed two sol diers and Oscar Cordero, corre spondent for a San Jose newspa per. Authorities completed evacuation of most of the civilian population from Liberia, which has borne the brunt of the enemy air attacks. The general staff said the situa- tion in the Santa Rosa area was "definitely in our favor." Several rebels and one loyalist were reported killed when the gov- ernment routed between 200 and 300 rebel troops in Saturday's skir- mish. The general staff said in yes- terday's skirmish the rebels pulled back, leaving arms and equipment in the field. Nineteen loyalist wounded, wrought to San Jose Hospital 'ear- y today, said some of the rebels had taken to the hills and were selling their weapons for food. The Bounded men said the rebels were using mortar fire in the Santa Rosa area and were operating un- der cover of a P47 fighter plane. An OAS investigating commis- sion, which has sent observers to ,iberia and other bombed towns, said "rebel aviation, due to planes of foreign origin, continues with undisputed control of the air over he combat zones." From across the border Nicara- guan President Anastasio Somoza igain denied any intervention in Costa Rica and declared the revolt .vas "one hundred per cent Costa Rican and inside the country." He said the OAS commission hould have come to Nicaragua irst "because we are che accused. Ve need them very urgently so 'igueres will stop telling them a at of lies." Somoza told reporters in Mana- gua he was asking Washington to ly an equal number of planes to Nicaragua. "We have no air defense and ou never know what Figueres is ;oing to do he said. The four U. S. planes which left Celly Air Force Base in San An- ohio, Tex., yesterday afternoon PORTSMOUTH, N H. son M. Washburn, 75, retired bank- er and former president of the New Hampshire State Golf Assn., died yesterday at Portsmouth Hos- pital. PUSAN, Korea Iff) for- n T L.i n. _ U1X well B. Taylor, of thr 8th Army and U. S. Army troops in the Far East, arrived today from Tokyo to spend several days in Korea. F. O. EAGLES REGULAR MEETING TUESDAY NIGHT, 8 O'CLOCK State President Niquette Will Be Present Motor Vehicle Laws Land Five in Court Five persons were arraigned he Bennington Squadron should on motor vehicle charges this !iave at least an additional two pri- morning before Judge John B. ate planes to augment its present Harte in Municipal Court. Arraigned by State's Atty. Stephen H. Gilman were: Earl-Thompson Jr., 37, laborer, of North Bennington, pleaded guilty to charges of driving with- out a license and was fined and costs of 38.20. John S25 i hvo privately owned planes and a wcrnment plane. "Search and rescue is a vital part of our Col. Collin added. "We can safely say the re- port of available aircraft sent in by the Vermont Wing is the most uj. Whitney' Jr., 37, unem- inadequate of any of the nation's ployed, of Bennington, pleaded I w'ngs." lot guiltv to charge- of ri-ivrng j Volunteer pilots and aircraft vhlle ui.Jtr Lhe influence and j owners may affiliate with the Ben- was set at Richard Bleau, 20. niillhand, of Bennington, pleaded guilty to charges of speeding and was fined and costs of Norman Taylor, 17, student, of Manchester, was fined and costs of after pleading nolo to charges of speeding. Leonard W. Forrest, 47, mill- hand, of Bennington, pleaded guilty to charges of failing to surrender his license to operate motor vehicles upon lawful de- mand of the commissioner and was fined and. costs of nington Squadron by contacting Capt. Frank Griffin or attending the Squadron's meeting in the Ar- mory at 7 p. m., Wednesday. PrTTSFIELD, Mass. W Miss Dorothy Ptak, 22, a stenographer, was fatally injured yesterday when she fell while skating on Hoosac Lake in Cheshire. She died in Pittsfield General Hospital a- few hours after she tripped and suffered what a doctor described as a cerebral hemorrhage. (Bevis Photo) BUCK DEER WASV KILLED and extensive damage sustained by the front end of a car operated by Her- man E. Cullinan Jr., 20, of Bennington, when the deer ran in front of the vehicle at 2 p. m. Sunday on Koute 7 in Shaftsbury. Tpr. John Heffernan, State Police, who investigated the mishap, said the deer jumped out from the side of the road directly into the path of the oncom- ing car. The car struck the deer head-on, he added. Tpr. Heffernan notified State Game Warden Jesse Watson and the deer was removed. Cullinan and a pas- senger, Miss Susan Weeks of Bennington, were not in- jured. Budget Message, Highlights Cover Record, Income', Outgo And Promotion Of Welfare WASHINGTON high- lights of President Eisenhower's budget message to Congress today Building Fund Group of CHS Sees Progress The Executive Committee o f :he Bennington Central Catholic High School met Thursday even ng at the High School Office o n South street. In attendance were Monsignor Burke, Chairman o f he Committee; Father Desautels, Associate Chairman; Father Fitz- )atrick, Father Brennan, Herbert -Torst, Dr. Donald Humphreys, Daniel Keeler, Patrick Keough, "ohn Lonergan, Leo Plourde. Jo- eph Carroll, Robert Johnson and Robert Roy, upon the recommen- dation of Monsignor Burke and 'ather Desautels, were added as members of the Executive Com mittee on this occasion. A financial report was submit cd at this time by Father Bren- an, which showed conclusively lat the pledges were being ful illed even ahead of the anticipat- d schedule. The Architect's report submitted y Father showed that he architects are working on chedule, which calls for the break- ng of ground in late Spring of this ear, "and the opening of the new igh school in the Fall of '56. It was determined at this time hat the three houses on the prop- rty which was purchased for the rection of the High School w i 11 j ave to be removed after the first f April, and anyone who might be nterested in these1 houses ran con- (topical subheads are not the Pres- ident's) THE KECOKD The fiscal and budget story dur- ing this past year centers around the fact that we successfully made the adjustment from a wartime to a peacetime type of economy, a truly significant achievement. THE OUTLOOK Our present growing prosperity has solid foundations, free from the artificial stimulations of war or in- flation. THE HAZARD However, the peace in which we live is an insecure peace. We must remain strong for1 what will apparently be a long period of un- certainty ahead. OUTLAYS Budget expenditures for the fiscal year 195C are now estimated at or less than for the current year. RECEIPTS We can expect budget receipts to rise 1 billion dollars over 1955, to a total of 60 billion dollars. THE DEFICIT The deficit will be reduced from the presently estimated 4V-i billions n the fiscal year ]955 to an esti- mated in ]958. FISCAL PROGRESS Thus we continue lo progress to- ward a balanced budget. THREE-FOLD AOI Three broad considerations of na- policy- have guided in ramihg the budget for the fiscal year 1956: WASHINGTON Iff) President Eisenhower today sent to Congress la budget for the year beginning July 1. It contem- plates a billion dollar drop in. spending from this year, a billion dollar rise in receipts and a deficit of In a message, Eisenhower told Congress his budget was designed to guard "an insecure peace" and "progressively increase our pros- perity and enhance our welfare." In fiscal year 1956, beginning July 1, Eisenhower said, the gov- ernment should: Spend compared with estimated for j the current, 1955 fiscal year, and ended last June 30. j Collect 60 billion dollars, com- I pared with 59 billions estimated j for the current fiscal year, and in fiscal 1954. Run a deiicit of compared with his red ink fore- cast of for the cur- rent fiscal year and the year before. The President recommended that corporation and excise tax rates scheduled to decline in April be maintained at present levels for a year. He said major national security programs would cost 000 next virtually the same as a new and lower security spend- ing estimate of for fhis year. The figure was in fiscal 1954. Army and Navy spending pro- grams would be virtually un- changed next fiscal year. But the. Air Force was scheduled for near- ly half a billion dollars more in fiscal 1956 than this year. At it would spend 6 to 7 billions more than either of the other servi.ccs. This is a peace- time record for "Air Force spend- ing atomic energy outlays, budget- ed at 2 billion dollars in fiscal 195G, wore almost unchanged from, this year. Eisenhower scheduled a 450 mil- lion dollar increase in foreign mil-, itary' aid outlays next year, to U.S. Debt Grows Bigger, But Your Share Dropping WASHINGTON The national debt keeps growing but your own share of it gets smaller. It isn't rising as rapidly as the population. President Eisenhower's budget message showed today the federal going up. Ir was 000 last Juno 30, he said, will climb to by next June 30 an dwill go on rising to 000.000 by mid-1956. But the burden is being borne by more Amprirans. There were in mid-3354 and if the popu- lation trend continues, the Census Bureau estimates there will be about in mid-105.r> and re F51 one-seater craft widely Itact the authorities of the Catholic sed in World War II. They haye High School cruising speed of about 350 i.p h. and a top speed of more han 40D. What armament they car- ied was not disclosed but they described as fully armed. Atomic Experts :rom 8 Nations Attend Parley UNITED NATIONS, N. Y. N. Secretary General Dag Ham- marskjold and atom experts ,of ight countries gathered hero to- ay for conferences to set up a scientific congress on peace- ul uses of atomic energy. Their decisions here will carry orward another step the program roposed to the U. N. Assembly 3ec. 8, 1953, by President Eisen- ower to make atomic energy more useful in industry, medicine nd agriculture and to spread See ATOMIC ENERGY (Continued On Page Five) SOCIAL TONIGHT, 8 O'CLOCK ELKS CLUB Further, plans were made at this time to begin the educational program of the High School next September by maintaining a ninth grade in the existing Parochial schools. This will enable plans to be carried out which call for the opening of the new School in Sep- tember of 1956 with the first two years of High School. A resolution was made involving an appreciation of thanks to the members of the Financial Com mittee who have assisted in the collection of the money in the past few months. This Committee in- .cludes: Thomas Cronin, Leo De- Grenier, William Fox, William Hurley, Ted Purcell, Louis S e n e- cal and Robert Roy. In, addition, a resolution was passed involving special appreciation of thanks to those who have carried out the tremendous clerical involv- ed in the maintainenqe of the High School Office1 This group includes, in addition to Joseph Car- roll, Robert Johnson and Leo Plourde, who are also members of the Executive Committee: Betty Doris Johnson, Bar bara Petrelis, Barbara x Taylor, Beverly Taylor and Peggy Tay- lor. Father Brennan indicated at this meeting that the above named have contributed approximately 200 hours of their time on behalf of the Central Catholic High School, FIRST: We must defend our priceless heritage of political liberty and per- sonal freedom against attack from without and undermining from within. the growing strength of the United States and its friends is a key factor in the improved out- look for peace. We must continue to build this strength. SECOND: a year beyond that. So the of each man, wo- an and fluid is declining, ap- proximately us follows: Last July 1 the dcbl per person (was .215. Next July 1 it vvill he On July 1, 1956, it will be SI, 642. 86. Your piece of the public debt, in other words, will be less in mid-1950 than it was last sum- mer. Feel Better? 'Cast Off Order Given To First A-Powered Sub GROTOX, Conn. Wl Only the The government must do its part I order "cast off" was needed today to advance human welfare and en- courage economic growth. .But only where our people cannot take the necessary actions for them- selves. As far as possible these steps should be taken in partner- ship with state and local govern- ment and private enterprises. MIDDLE ROAD A liberal attitude toward the wel- fare of people and a conservative approach to the use of their money have shaped this budget. NEW AUTHORITY My recommendation for appro- priations and other.new authority to incur obligations for the fiscal year 1956 is more than the amount for the fiscal year 1955, primarily because of new require- ments for our military services. SECURITY The stern requirements pf our national defense dictate the largest part of our budget, and it is chiefly these requirements which prevent us from decreasing budget expendi- SEE BUDGET MESSAGE On Page FiveA lo send the world's first atom- powered vessel, the Nautilus, steaming out to make maritime history. Atomic Energy Commission and Navy designers already knew, from tests with a land-based pro- totype power plant, that the Nau- tilus' nuclear engine would work. In addition, they cautiously tried out the Nautilus' plant several days ago while the boat remained tied to the pier. But not until tcda" would they really know how the ves- sel, first of a fleet of atomic subs, would respond to the thrust of (he nuclear-generated power, how the multitudes of power and naviga- tional controls would respond while under way, how the Nautilus would maneuver. Orders called for the Nautilus to head downstream slowly toward! Long Island Sound, where proba- bly for days she will go through her surface trials. Later the criti- cal diving tests will come. Unofficial estimates of the total cost of the Nautilus range as high as 50 millions.   

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