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   Bennington Evening Banner (Newspaper) - January 19, 1961, Bennington, Vermont                             Weather Picture Slight warming trend, but snow tonight or early tomorrow. Increasing cloudiness. A high of and a tow of around 10 above has been fore. cast for tonight and tomorrow, -r today at P-m- Sunrise tomorrow E Bennington vem FIFTV.EIGHTH -VBAK, NO. PBICE SEVEN CENTS Five Highlighted At GBA Annual Banquet Raymond Bowen Eugene Clark Maurice Douglass Roland Seward Kenneth Clayton A Goat Clayton Wants Plan For Future An extensive investigation into nppds' needs nim, plan and its potential contributions to the com- munity will be a major goal of the Greater Bennington Associa- tion in 1961, Pres. Kenneth R. Clayton told an annual meeting audience last night. In outlining the 1961 work pro- of the organization, Clayton said GBA proposes to deteimine whether a master plan for this area is practical and lo develop a factual report substantiating the study committee's decision. Clayton said the sludy would em- brace such public mailers as park- ing facilities, traffic problems, housing ne'eds, improved recrea- tional programs and facilities, consolidailon of municipal govern- ments and other aspects" of com- munity development. The study would be sponsored by GBA's Ci- vic Activities Committee. Other goals for 1961, cited in a five-page supplement to the 1960 yearend report, include: Cooperation Industrial Development Com- pilation and publishing of a com- plele, factual "monograph" focus- ing on Bennington; continued co- operation with the Bennington County Industrial Corp.in its work. Convention Promotion Re-es- tablishment of the Convent i o n Committee to study and report on presenl facilities and those needed 'to support an aggressive program for Hie Iroiding of state conventions here. Tourist Promotion Reissue and distribute revised copies of folders the recreation- al attractions of Ihis area; pre- pare a folder promoting the Ethan Allen Highway: establish a com- mittee lo develop a promotional bonlh on Bcnhiiiglon County foi use at fairs and expositions; ami continue IflCO's tourism projects. Trade Promotion Sponsorship of two retail Shopping Day promo- tions and oilier special sales; en- courage the purchase of locally produced products from local stores; promote member-obser- vance of store hour schedules; and consider a Chrislmas Festival pro- motion in addition lo last year's activities. To Maintain Center Information Service will maintain its information center (third largest in Vermont) and wil extend its services through the voluntary nssistancc of its mem- bers in keeping the office open during heavy travel periods; and directory, Legislation Sponsorship of a second practical politics and creation of a Congressional Action Committee to keep mem- bers aware of national or slate legislation which mighl nffccl Ihis community; maintain Unison, through local representatives, wilh the Vermont Legislature. Membership The organization will consider formation of a special club which would conduct a mem- bership drive on a year-round ba- sis. Pres. Clayton, In commenting on thelOfil action plan, snjd, "We wil! concentrate our efforts where, in the opinion of ihe executive com- mlllro nnd ihe directors, iho mosl ovrr-.-dl iulvnnrr ran hi! nrrom Rutland Civic Leader Fires Shotgun Of Suggestions For Local Community "Vermont is on the threshold contributions to the praised GBA's success in development exceeding the Chamber, Merchants we've ever seen and awards were presented and Tourist Associa- that are on the ball and Snntarcangelo, master of into one cohesive organization lo take advantage of the and both men made urged that this effort be con- nities as they are presented expressing their to amalgamate older get their fail- cut of the Ronald Q. Scwnrd, Rutland businessman and civic lender, told the A gavel .was presented that compete for dues and manpower." nual banquet meeting of the Greater Bennington his leadership. a past member of the Vermont Development Credit Corp To an audience of more than Douglass and now president of the Vermont In the Ml. Anthony- Country Club, Seward suggested that a strong, aggressive Chamber of Pres. Kenneth R. Clayton gave reports of "the past year's progress and the coming Corp., "echoed the that Bennington should operation is the key to its four municipal gov- growth and hi a shotgun barrage He urged GBA to pro- Highlights oi, the program included presentation of the D. Ed Moore Award, in tribute to said, "It is quite apparent that the cities and towns that are operating effective Chambers have forged such leadership' "present a well-organized plan for consolidation that the voters will buy." long service given by Moore the "Rutland Story" same head-on approach former executive secretary of the Chamber of Commerce, to Raymond B. Bowcn, executive vice president of the Bennington Coun-ty Industrial illustration, Seward noted that over a 10-year period the city had to "catch up svith 25 years of withering on the vine." He cited be used oh two other obvious problems (1) traffic congestion and parking, and (2) cobwebs on Mate, North and South Seward said. The -Moore Award recognized "for the greatest new Kwnillion-gallon reservoir; 3 new elementary urged support for a plan that would establish .parrallel in place contribution to the community new parochial school, the junior high school angular parking on Main Street, eliminate parking from one side public service and civic Municipal Court Judge improvements to North Street, and "summon up V. Clark was presented the a guts and put paridng meters President's Citation for "operating in the your offstreet parking lots." of "the best Jupiter system in .the new highways at the four entrances revenue could DC used to construct more parking lots and such a program would "check the Being Unkind To city; a 65-acre industrial of vital retail dollars to your Local of from the public to build a in other nearby cities. "I don't know why Jupiter Plu-vius slrould let me down, I 'didn't do anything to said Paul W. Bohno of Hanvood Hill, uV'S. weather observer, industrial building; and the adding of six new industries and 700 new jobs. the same1 period, the Rutland Chamber grew from a membership of 229 and a urged GBA to undertake a survey among Bennington County housewives to "indicate where there are definite patterns of weaknesses in your retail merchandising program" which would help Bohnc predicted early tin's to 711 members, with "a large amount of busi- that the "worst of winter" budget of and a you are now losing." over. .The temperature this office also called upon CBA to re- ing in Bennington ranged from to the "Rutland some operating policies, in- below zero to 10 suggested, was the removal of member- "I still slick lo my original our activities under one canvassing and dues collec- diclion over the from its executive director said Ihis contrasted this with a substantial boost in mem- He explained lhat he based which, he snid, shows dues. The la Her, he said, prediction thai Ihe worst of need lor. The add at least to GBA's weather wns over on Rutland Chamber budget. records of previous ycai-s. thai BCIC be brought Executive Director Paul J. will have a few days below and questioned whether also spoke briefly. Invoca- but nothing severe. Just the wilh less than was offered by Rev. Donald I wouldn't want anyone to get support a good Chamber pastor of the Old First of longjohns, Bohne good Jaycce Unlike 1953 Sense Of Breathless Permeates Washington WASHINGTON (AP) Tlic good has had 14 years in Congress mosphere in Washington today "transfer of power" an even longer acquaintance like that breathless moment in lo have gonr> off politics as such, Elsenhower, theater when the curtain soldicr-tumcd-stnfcsman, had lo rise on a great new 1952, the transition People do not know Ind Harry S. had a shooting war what lo expect, bul Ihoy not n happy his hands, with Americans dy- something, something new an incoming in Korea. Kennedy confronts very different. During his enjoys a honeymoon situations In Cuba nnd dential campaign, John F. a period when Ihe but not outright war. nedy promised to "get are disposed to be as moving." Whether Ihe with him as possible. Uncertain will be forward, sideways or or later, of course, it 1953, Americans assumed roller eraser of ups and years ago nl this Ihe U.S. was tlic strongest remnins to be Washington wisecrack power in the "orld. Four Nevertheless, a sense of docs !iv: honeymoon were to elapse before the ment, of some kind of sputnik went into orbit. To- olrrady tingles in the thnt assumption Li open lo Ig Difference ft is quite unlike the nominiilions for Ills Cabinet nnd oilier top offices have Ivid smooth willing so So Kennedy probably ran demand nixl gel far greater sacrifices from Iho American in January, IMS, on Ihe eve of Dwight D. Elsenhower's in J953, one of Eisenhower's key Chnrlcs E. tlian would have been possible tor Eisenhower. to bo secretary of years ago, this corre- There appears lo be, for heading for a collision svrotc; ple, Ulllc or no hangover of Senate Armed Forces mood on Capitol Hill was paign bitterness. The before nn agreement dark, rainy and noting Kennedy's razor-thin It pivoted on Iho U contrasted bnncfully gin of victory, arc chagrined] Wilson's slock holdings In Ilio sunshine nnd high spirits by no means downhearted, Molors am! wiicther lie Inauguration of them, while taking a wiill-nml-SCO POiilion. enidttlnizlv of them. tfonrwnlu line tlw prevailing feeling is ob- menfs Illml Kennedy to hr nt! lo Mini KJur.nhowor did not enjoy, (o Ihnl bright now horboin nrn Hlxxil A Future Mercury Dives To 10 Below Zero in Bennlng- KMI dlppwl la 11 bolow tfiii nwrnliig. Tho wHtlior continued cold for thi noxt Hiroo in the statt, lowi of 21 Mew in Newport, In MM! botow Mi Montpellor wort rocordod. Restaurant Bureau Is Voted.By GBA An eighth bureau was added to the Greater Bennington Associa- tion during approval of amend- ments in the organization's bylaws voted at GBA's annual. meeting last night in the Mt. Anthony Coun. try dub. .Unanimously adopted .was an amendment expanding the assoc- iation's constituent bui-eau's by the formation of a-Restaurant Bureau comprising "all purveyors of fboc and drink to be eaten on the'' pre- mises." In other action, the membership approved nine amendments 'con- cerning changs in wording cf GBA- 's bylaws and setting revised dates for dues collection and the instal- lation of newly elected officers. Copies of the amendment chang- es were forwarded all GBA mem- bers prior to the meeting. The association lieard Treasurer William J. Dailey report that last year's fund-drive fell short of its goal and has a "net worth deficit." Dailey urget that members give .financial sup port to the association "their ful attention" and that efforts be made to "secure broader suppon community." Pickets May Force Shutdown At Penn Station NEW YORK (AP) Striking harbor craft crewmen threw pick- ets at giant Pennsylvania Station today in a fast-spreading action which could knock out virtually all New service. Such a lleup would quickly pose stag- gering travel woes for more than commuters. Half this number already were Scrambling for other transporta- tion through a shutdown of the New York Central and New Ha- ven railroads operations at Gram Central Terminal. The two railroads also shut of all- long-distance passenger nra freight operations into New York Bus and highway jams nlong with commuters from suburban Wcstchester Coun- ty nnd Connecticut north of the city st niggled to get to work by makeshift travel arrangements Some rave up and took note! rooms in Manhattan for the dura- tion, Chester Fire Leaves 3 Families Homeless aiESTKn (AP) Three fnm llics wore left homeless early this morning when fire wvcrH tluwigl a two-An'd-a luilf story fronie bulkl ing on Main Street, Fifteen persons, Including nine children, fled the burnlnjr building In near zero temperatures wcar- Ing their nlghtclothes. Occupants of HK> dwelling-were Mr. am. Mm. Gccrgo Fortlor nm: their flvo children, Mr, ami Mrs IxxilR niako nnd one ctillil nnd Air ami Mrs, Jolin Illldreth nml (hell children. BENNINGTON, VERMONT, THURSDAY, JANUAKY 1961 Events Student Is Killed By Blast BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) An ntensive hunt was pressed today for a stocky gunman with bushy hair who killed a brilliant Univer- sity of, California graduate stu- dent and wounded an English pro- fessor'late Wednesday, Fatally wounded by a sawed-off shotgun blast in the -back was Stephen Mann Thomas, 23, nem- ber of a pioneer rancWng family at Ukiah, Calif. He was a teaching assistant to Prof. Thomas F. Parkinson, 40, who was shot in the face as he arose from his desk in his quiet office' on the second floor of Dwi- nelle Hall. Parkinson and Thomas lad been in conference after classes. The younger man's back was to the open the hatless gun man entered and, without warn ing, fireS twice with the double- barreled weajpon. Birdshot from the second blast didn't hit Parkinson full in the face. But it ripped away part of his jaw arid blasted out a window behind him. The student writhec on the floor with a gaping hole in his back. Two empty 12 gauge shotgun shells were ejected onto the floor. Two professors' in a nearby of- fice, Brendan O'Hehir and Ralph W. Radar, rushed into the corri- dor. The slayer ran toward them blandishing the shotgun.- the he said grim- ly, "or I'll 'kill you.1 i Then ho darted past them, down the stairs and fled out the main cast entrance. Another English professor, Gardner D.'Stout caught a glimpse of the gunman as he ran past a corridor poster adratisjng a French Quaker film entitled: "We Are All Murderers. "I never saw the man before Stout told police. Jungle Doctor Dead NEW YORK (AP) Thoma. Dooley, lion-hearted young doctor who battled disease in the Laos jungle even when he himself be- came ravaged by crippling can- ecu-, died in his sleep Wednesday night at Memorial Hospital. Death cnme just one day after Iris 34th birthday. All-Star Cast Prepares For Gala Occasion WASHINGTON eap- ilid squared away today for John F. Kennedy's presidential inaugur- of the 'biggest in his- tory. Every plane, train and__, fetched in politicians, celebrities, school children, brass bands and ordinary precinct-run democrats eager to whoop it up over regain- Ing control of the White House. All were here lor a solemn oc- casion that lasts but a moment. Around 'p.m. Friday, Ken- nedy takes the simple oath, and as he does the awesome responsi- bility for leading this country in the diallenging days ahead quiet- ly shifts to him. Rarely has there been such an all-star cast. Kennedy is here. Harry Truman is here. Dwight Eisenhower is here. Herbert Hoover was expect- ed late today.. For- a short time Friday four ade, men who have taken this lu'gh oath will be togctlier at the Capi- Democrats, two Republi by their very presence vembei are an .excellent illustration of democracy at work. Only one cliilly note threatens to mar the festivities. The weather man is sticking by his prediction that the thermome- ter will hover around freezing anc that there will be a brisk wind Those who are at the Capitol, anc those who line Pennsylvania Ave- nue for the parade that follows are in for a-frigid afternoon. But today'the emphasis is near- ly all on celebrating. Kennedy will drop by a recep- tion for governors late this after- noon, take in1 a couple of private receptions, go to a special inaugu- ration concert of the Nationa Sympliony and wind up the even ing at a Democratic gala in the National Guard Armory. Led by Frank Sinatra, an all star cast has been lined up to en- tertain those who contribute apiece lor the big party fund-rais- ing affair. Performers to appear tonight are Harry Belafonte, Gene Kelly, Jimmy Durante, Nat King Cole, Leonard Bernstein, Ethel Merman, Louis Prima, Kecly Smith, Aiahalia Jackson and on and on, with a'specinl mention for Ella Fitzgerald. She's conu'ng ali Ihe way from Australia. Security Measures Are Rigid WASHINGTON (AP) Secur- ty precautions as rigid as any eyeMiiiposed in this securily-con- bus scioiis capital will be directed at thwarting any potential assassin i Friday's inaugural crowds. About one million persons are expected.'Thc lotal security force will top Secret Service agents will stand on every rooftop, peer down overy manliolo, and scan every human cluster along the inaugural route between the Capitol and the White House. Other agents will be hidden be- neath the special platforms on which the incoming president wiu the capital where John F. Kennedy will take the oath and- at the White House where he will watch the inaugural par- -ie. Preparations for inaugural se- curity-began under, Secret Service coordination soon after last No- vember's election. While fewe. llian 200 Secret Service agents will be involved, they will get' help torn several thousand Wash- ington police, hundreds of service- men and a team ot plainclothes- men from Washington and other cities. The Secret Service is also count- ing on spectators to help protect Kennedy. "If anyone in the crowd should make a threatening said Chief Inspector Micliael Torina. "you can be sure someone near- by would have the courage and alertness to act." Tubby Is Appointed To Important Post Tlic choice of Roger W. Tubby, foi-mer Banner newsman, as assis- tant secretary of stale for public affaire, which was officially an- nounced in Washington yesterday at 4 p.m., is the "Talk of the na- tion's capital." So reports Leonard U. Wilson, former Banner managing editor, who is In Washington for Ihe in- augural festivities and had an opportunity to chat with the new appointee as they walked abonl 30 blocks yeslcrday. Tho post in the State Depart- ment Is considered by the adminis- tration to bo tremendously impor- tant and rales second only to those held by Secretary of Stale Dcnn Rusk and Ass't Secretary of State Chester Bowles. liar more emphasis is lo be giv- en the public information program of the Stale Department than In Ihe past, Wilson reports. The post cov- craa vast area, including the U.S. Information Agency, all the em- bassies, public affairs people in general, the International infor- mation program, plus numerous other International State Depart- ment fnm Lone; Llit Tubby was picked by President- elect John F. Kennedy fnfm R long list of top newsmen Ihroiighml tlio The now appointee, who Is co- owner and co-publisher of the Ad- irondack Enterprise, Saranac Uke, N.Y. and !as been In Wash- ington as press secretary at the nnlloiyil Democratic headquarters since Inst slimmer, recalled his early days on The Uniincs' ns he walked along wllh Wilson. lie of Ihe invKlunble lie Ruined hero, slnrlhiK ns ho did wtlh .imnll town journalism. He attributes much of this to his abil- ity now lo understand people, the nature of local and state govern- ments. Tho former White House press secretary during part of the Tru- man administration loft Bcnning- lon in 1SM3 lo take a war-time job as information specialist in Wash- ington with the Board of Economic Welfare and then became ad- ministrator assistant in the l.ind- lense program. He later held a si- Inr Job with tho office of Interna- tional Trade. In 19-16 he became assistant to Michael McDcrmott, the Dopnrtmcnl of State's fam- ous press chief. Prow .Secretary Later he became assistant White House press secretary and served as President Truman's top press, secretary until the Tnimnn ad- ministration ended eight years ago. In 195-i he was named press aide to a citizens' committee back- Ing Franklin D. Roosevelt Jr. in nt unsuccessful bid for the Demo- cratic nomination for governor of New York. In August, 1955 he wns appointed information chief of the New York Stale Department of Commerce by Gov. Avcrcll Hnr- rlmnn in n development Uml leti some political observers lo believe Harriman wns preparing to mike nn active bid for the Democratic preside ntlal nomination. Two after months later Tubby left his New York State post nnd became press secretary to Adlal Slevcnson. Since last nummer, Tubby told Wilson lie has only nvinngcd lo gel bnck to Snrnnnn Lnko with family thrrc llnifs. Now, of course hts wife Anno, nnd family will come to wh chine-ion lo live. Ike, JFK (n Two Hour Conference WASHINGTON (AP) Presi- dent Eisenhower and President- elect John F. Kennedy canvassed the nation's major problems in a White House conference today lasting more than two Iwurs. When he came out of the con- ference, Keimedy told reporters that he and three of his top ap- pointees had had "the opportunity lo get the thinking of the Presi- dent and Ihe responsible officers of the government on some of the major problems facing the United States." Kennedy, bronzed and smiling, was asked how he feels with liis inauguration as president sched- uled Friday. "Very he replied. A reporter asked if he was ex- cited; Kennedy replied with a broad grin. A joint statement issued by the press secretaries of Ihe outgoing and incoming presidents said that world areas discussed nl the con- ference included the Far Easl, Africa, Western Europe and the Caribbean. Eisenhower and Kennedy met nlone first in the President's of- fice. Then they met in the Cabinet Room with the incQming and out- going secretaries of stale, Treas- uvy nnd defense for continuation of their discussions. 6 -Year -Old Girl Dies In Sfrafford Blaze STRAFFORD (AP) Six year-old Susan Dtirkce perished lost night a fire destroyed her parents liome four miles from Strafford Village. Mr. nnd Jfi-s. James C. Durkeo aixi tour other diildren escaped from the bumlng building In bc- tcmiwrnlurps wearing on- ly tiighlclothcs. Fire offldals sold Susan was be- lieved to have re-enlered Uie after the family escaped. They tho roof ol Ihe two story building collapsed as fircflgiitera ai-rii-ing. ITie lioinc was constnicled four ytvirs ago (o replace another omKx! hy tho Dinkeo family wliich wns also ttcslw-pd hy tti-c. Ftivnirn snir tlic oilKiii.it- l from in ovnrlii'iilr-.'.   

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