Bennington Evening Banner, March 4, 1961

Bennington Evening Banner

March 04, 1961

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Bennington Evening Banner (Newspaper) - March 4, 1961, Bennington, Vermont Weather Picture Cloudy tonight-with rain. Low. temperature In the upper 30s.. Sunday cloudy with occasional rain and not quite so mild. Sunset-today at 'Sunrise tomorrow at a.m. Moou rises at p.m. Prominent star is Silica, follows the moon. Visible itlanets Mars, high in the south at p.m., and Venus in the west at p.m. Jupiter rises at a.m. Saturn right above Jupiter. Bennington hveni FIFTY-KIGIlf II YKAK, NO. 1'RICF. SKVK NCKNTS BKNMNGTON, VKKMONT, SATUKDAV, MAKCH -I, 1961 Tag Mental Health Plan As Priority Bennington Young Republicans expressed an intent of resolve that Ili'c community mental health program in Vermont is "worth} of priority to move forward in the next two years coming up." A vote on the resolution was not taken because ;i not present nt the panel discussior held in the Old Benninglon Scliool- liouso. Nor Sending Check Dr. Roderick clul president, cautioned Speaker o the House Lcroy Lawrence, say ing, "we are only expressing an opinion, we're not sending a check with it." Panel members, Arthur Funke, slate director ot mental health; Richard McDowell, director ol United Counseling Service of Ben- nhiRtoh; Dr. Humphvyos and Rep. Ixiwtcncc, dismissed the future of mental health programs in Ver- mont. Funke awl McDowell agreed that tlie community mental health program has less funds this bien- nium than last year ami the gram is in danger ot sliding back- wards if forced to operate on a status quo basis. Neither man felt the program is in a position where community menial health servic- es can catch breath for a year or two. Program McDowell, who is also chair- man of the statewide United Health, cited Hie Rutland pro- gram which has funds for eight months' operation. "You can't op crate on an eight month basis in another lie said, "without damaging Ihe program." In spite of claims that men- tal health funds have been in- creased 10 per 'cent, McDowell showed that Bennington will suf- fer a drop in state funds: slate, total for the hiennium less than aid received the present biennium, McDowell claimed. Speaker I.eroy Lawrence arm- ed with a state budget, which turned 'out to'have erroneous fig- ures, contended that Gov. Key- ser's budget did provide an in crease in funds. The confusion last" night was never resolved clearly. The fonnula for state aid to the mental program is based on awards of slate money in the ratio of 2 to i to local funds. In addition a year is receiv- ed from the federal government to be awarded by the state. Theory Since the money awarded by the state is two thirds of what community mental 'health agen- cies spent in a given hiennium Ihe legislature looks at the total spending by agencies on the the- ory "if they can't spend it we won't give it to them." Total spending of state federal money was S123.596. The total budget of the agencies, in- cluding local reachw Keyser's budget erroneously showed only in public mpn cy spent and a corresponding drop in total spending, Funke explain ed. The total spending budget fo the next biennium will be MODERN HANGAR The new itcnnlngiou municipal hangar, a Inilliling gift of an anon.vninn.ij donor who specified tlmt the (own must heat the building, ranks as one of the outstanding hangars In the state. It will house up to 10 planes. (Staff 1'lioto Grant) Approval Of Airport Article Could Mean Start Of Paying Operation Here 000. Lawrence, still wrong figure, said you're saying you more using h i s "you mean! can spend; where Completion of .Bennifigldh with its new hang- porfand a start toward a has jumped into the front operation are in sight if of small airfields in Ihe approve a request "All we need is lo finish improvements, Airport easlv- west runway, n matter tee Chairman Kenneth R. 400 feet; buy weather inslru- ton landing Clay- For two years the says. airport has failed to become, citizens interested in busy, going concern first airfield have slarted a fund ed by the originators of a purchase the landing lighls ant! pal airport for the area. The instruments. Claylon said ic reason, according to group feels, however, thai for the dream's failure so far Ihe landing slrip Is lack of a "live wire I'csponsibilily of the town. The operator is the man privnfn fluid -already has imakes'an airport go, Clayton and needs S7DO. more 'to ac- i plains. He is on hand to its iiurfose. 'flic j planes, house them, overnight appropriation will complete lake first echelon repairs. landing slrip and as a by-pro- as a gas station operator builds iik'rcaEe state aid by anoth- a clientele and his business service so does an aiprot seems a shame to waste the invested in the Benning- Clayton said the airport for want of 'Girl's Companion j Have Been Local i LATHAM, N.Y. A police are pressing 16-year-old girl is being held today lo locate a man Rensselaer County Jail for clerks at Ward's Grocery Store on Ben-Mont Avenue say ury action on a first degree with the girl when she pur- der charge following the the gun there; at abou slaying of a Latham p.m. Thursday. They said early Friday had seen the man before, Miss Betty Joy Ebert, wlio police to believe he may j her Chicago home last a local resident. _ is charged with firing two man is sotight to help trace e into James M. Kilduff, girl's movements in this area and the father of a She is, believed to have j a 'Vermont Transit Bus to e New York State Police say at p.m., traveling girl fired eight shots from a at the time. j caliber revolver purchased' York jwlico said the gir a Bennington grocery and is 5'8" tall and weighs V y iely store Thursday night has been found guilty o slaying Kilduff. Miss Ebert crimes in the Chicago area p portedly told police she shot lo her fleeling that city. v man when he made advances has also been charged wil ward her. She allegedly took and suspicion of bur- from his wallet after the in New Orleans and New t. City, police said. laylon said. He pointed out tha laintcna'nce costs of the "town1 iveslment run about ear. At least one major contrac ame to a Benninglon concer ast year because a salesman re icmbered Ihe town had an ail Tort and arranged for busy exe "tilive to fly in and out in one da> layton thinks increased traffic t the airport will mean more 01 ers for local factories and tepped up economy for B e i ington. Senate Judge Bill May Face Slowdown WASHINGTON A bi renting 73 new federal jiidg hips, passed by the Senate ig time, appeared today to b leading for slower action In th louse. The measure provides for nore judges than' President Ke nedy requested to help reduce d ays in handling federal cou cases. It would create 63 new di rid court judgeships und add iudges to circuit courts of appea The Senate passed the bill F lay by voice vote afler reject! Republican motion to defer o lion until March 16, two days a the Judicial Conference mee here to mnkc iccommendatio on the needs of Ihe judiciary. However, at the conclusion House Judiciary subconinu'ltci icarings on a companion bill nnirstlay, Chairman Enianuel Celler, D-N. Y., said the record would be kept open for Ihe sub- mission of statements for 10 days. Is Not Adherence lo would virtually this (imolable preclude any chance of House aclion on Ihe leg- islation until after (lie mecling of the Judicial Conference, com- of senior of (he fed- eral circuit and district ,courls you that much more mon- McDowell and Funke attempt- ed lo point out that Ihe request actually represented a increase of total spending (local money, state and federal Those without slidorules or guidebooks at Ihe meeting pa- tiently wailed and finally learned that the community menial health program can spend more money, if it can get it, Local Voters Meet To Elect 16 Town Of Full Slate Of Issues On Monday RuceUacks, sewer Ki a recrealioh center' in the ii'ls'-'.Cjnb Building are'just a of the issues to he settled by iters at Town Meeting Tuesday id at the floor meeting Monday (Bwinlitfioii'i Town Mwting officially wihV articta to be declrfid by Monday at.I. p.m. In Armory; balloting begins next day 9 a.m. and until ttwpolli P.m.) The floor meeting arlicles (num- ers 1 lo G) generally are routine .isiness, but it is .at this meet- ig lhal citizens may question mend and approve Ihe town bud et for 1961. Lnsl year-questioners jcceededdn lopping a penny of ic lax rate. The gcneVal fund t lis year lias .been recommendec o be Article 2 (officers' salaries) wil ee a motion -offered to set th own treasurer's compensation o salaried basis instead of the tra ditional, one per cent fee system The town highway tax rate (Ar icje -1) has teen recommended.b electmen to be set at 88 cents This tax is used by the town commissioners and Is ru residents only. In Article 8 Ihe town is askec o authorize seleclmen to sell 00 by 40 toot slrip of land or loafing Branch. The land wa acquired by Ihe town through ax sale.. TmiJay mcrninf he- gin caiting batMs hi tawn ectiwii I) and 15 Including special adding abwt 51 or HM tax If all articles'are approved cal- ling for spending and the genera! fund fax approved, tlie town tax rale will be J3.21 approximately. This rale, of coursh, does not in- clude (he sclwol tax set In school district meetings in June, nor the highway lox of 88 cents. and Article 9 asks voters lo approve sale of beer, wine and spiritious liquors. Tills article is require by state law ,to voted yearly by each in the slate. Library Article 10 requests an appropvl lion of lo the. throe publi ibtaries in the town. Berninglot "rce Library receives No Bennington Library, and Oli Jenninglon Library, This request, appropriated year y, is one ol the main sources o supiwrt for Bcnninglon's libn system. BCIC Appropriation Tlie Benningloii County Industn il Corporation, a non-profit orga luxation iiial has built an Indus rial plant, secuml a nont Continer askin from taxpayers (Article 11 o contiime Us work of dcvelopin mluslry in Benninglon. Similar requests for smaller 2 Air Force Officers Tell Of Brief Battle TOPEKA; Kan. (AP) The story of two cold W.fir Capts. John-R. McKone and Freeman B. Olhistead, raised new questions today about the fate of three fellow crewmen missing since their RB47'reconnaisance bomber was shot down by the Soviets last July 1. Answering questions publicly for the first time '_ since their return from a Soviet prison, the two Air Force officers calmly told about the brief air battle that heightened international tension for months. HW Twi Cannwts McKone; 28, and .Olmstead, 25, evealed (hat the RB47, prcvious- y-described HS unarmed, had two 2p-millimetev cannons In the tail and. tliat they, relumed the fire of he Soviet MIG jet fighter that sent the RB47 .down in flames. Whether the RB47 was un- armed remained in the realm of Air Force semantics, but many real 'mysteries, about the missioi :emained unsolved. McKone anc 3Imstea'd skirted salient ques- tions about the object of the mis- sion, what happened to three members of the crew, wha information they gave the So vieis. The two poised -young men toic about extreme hardships in theii Soviet prison, saying they had lit- tle more than hope and faith- in God to sustain them lor months. :rnd the MIG was sighted off le right wing. Rip EnflnM Missilei from the Soviet plane pped into tlie RB47's No. 2 and 'o. 3 engines, located nearest the uselage ol the six-engine craft >n the left wing. Tlie two into flames and plane out .of control. 'When the fired, Oim- activaled ttie RB47's a'uto- lah'cally controlled cannons. Weopons ol this kind are radar Controlled and as- soon as hey fasten on a target ufler be- ng activated. Whether the M1G a trial. They !d of- 'endlets cold, folitary- Ih day, Bennington voters will elect 1C town officials at town meeting on conlesled by Dcmocrals, Repub- licans or Independents. Regardless of Ihe outline of town eleclions have relirerl replaced by new faces Winslow feels "efficiency and economy of government cannot be separated. I would, move low- -inl elimination of unnecessary expenses al all levels." As town s irictimbenls-wh Oigovemment now stands Winslow e or resigned will hiring a town manager would 1 and that there is'a division ol op-i inion over whether it needs more! money. Kunke- and McDowell sairl men- ial heallh needs more money. Lawrence and Humphreys ex- pressed doubt. hnd in lho liring a town manager we in t h oinot' be wise. of Dinl. 2 Road Commissioner ai Auditor. Loon R. Uldred, Rcjxibliran, candidate for. seleclmen, .Ihice- ycnr term, seeks his xecond term India Offers U.N. Brigade UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. (AP) has offered a Imgadc to help beef uj> the U.N. Congo command and restore or- der in the divided African nation. The offer came' as leaders ol all frp niiri-Communist Congo fac- rncrlihg on (lie islniK Thomas' K. Haley, Rcpubli c n n, :candidntc for selcclman, or lycar temi, employed as car at Williams liugbcc ;irKl recently OI an insurance.' on Ihe hoard. A registered phar-i---------- macisl, Eldrcd has K long recordi ol public service in Ihe town ;iml] Hinge. I He Is on record favoring uiil-j ficulion" of Kovcrnmcnls wclli as in Ihe town. Ellis Winslow, Democrat, ciin-j didate for soleclmnn, Ihrec year] lerm, Is seeking Klrtred's seat. He has been an insurance salesman 2v> years ami Is ruiTonlly agency. This is Haley's first bid for elcclive office. for Insur- IJons WPI'I of Mndagiisoir in Ihe lo Iry to thresh oul a ante Co, He has served on tlie peaceful settlement of Ihe con- Board of Civil Authorlly In town fused Congolese problem. vlllngs. Alarm Jest The Civil Defense t i t alert fo familiarize tlie public with tlio Alarm went oM as schmluleti yesterday at 11 Haley. McGurn, is an for ihe Pnidcntiftl Life litsuranCL Co. anrl lias served as a justice of the iieacc on Ihe Hoard of Civi Authority. McGurn expresses concern oi' new services nounts are being made at Shafts iiury, Pownal and Arlington low meetings. and Highway Arlicles 12 and IS request suir of to be appropriated to th flood control emergency fund an the highway equipment pnrcliaf fund. yenr tlie (own purchase a new grader, to replace a worn oul machine, wilh funds from Ihe highway equlpmenl reserve. Th flood control fund presently has balance of The last m. jor expenditures made seven years ago were used clear the Roaring Branch and ol cr streams of obslaclcs thnt pert cd thrcn's lo flooding. undertaken the for Ihe lienelit of "a min-j Monry for Ihe orily al great expense lo all." funds in :n favors closer cooperation IUIIOIIK (ill liavcriiing units. Town Agent Norton in- liiwn agent, an allnrnfy, loan ccilifiralis where MUlly Tills privicr', actually vnvurs articles. The Article M, lias held the job for a number' ofjvcys five acres lo Iho whr years. As author of Ihe town's --------..1-1.1 -i....... -PI.- i-. cnnmliilntion nrl Im hnd In nili> on legality of n spcciiil iMrflinn (Canllnuod on 2) lights burning .24 hours and a diet whicfc took 40 off each man. Then sud enly they relmsed withou xplanalion. The slory Okn ead told of the attack on the ene, -as detailed both in a pi-e- ared statement and under ques oning, was this: The plane was on a Ponder New Strategy To End Laos Civil War The rid civil war in Laos is beginnin o run dangerously against Ame can efforts to unify and neulra ze that Southeast Asian country Worried Kennedy adminisli'a on officials are now Irving gure new moves this counlo r its allies can make to military stalemate and provit fresh basis lor diplomtic ne otialions. skirting the Soviet land ass by at least 50 miles. Suddenly the Americans sighted e Soviet MIG-lype fighter. They ade a turn northward, uccord- ig lo their flight plan. As lliey Short Explains GB As'Desire For" Girls'Club Paul Short, executive director of 'GBA, 'said; todiiy, "We have no fight with i recreation. It's sirh- ply a case of weighing Ihe to the community." He had reference to the con- cern of'both Ibe-recreation com- mittee and the'GBA over which lo awarded Hie use of Ihe Girls' Club building on Soulh Street. Short said, "In terms of dolliti relurns to the community, GB.': contributing the_ greatest erit." lie said the building woulc belter sen'e Ihe community 'i awarded to the GBA. "We feel Uiere is a re- hi said, "and if going lo have" a complete pro gram we should 'a paid wn ploj-e to' direct it. But GBA can sliow effective results of what it can do for the community." Shorl said he was not qualified to say whether Ihe rec- director wns necewary. Air Force soorces said it possible fce miMites b'om lie Soviet plane passed through he fuselage the KB47 wbert hree iiiissing Eu- gene Posa, 1st U. Dewi Phinipc 1st it. L. stationed. l Allhough OhikAtead MM be MW hree othei' on hh de- scent, he said' he was suffering 'rom a back Injurj' sustained in lis ejection fi'om the plane and blacked owt several during 10 Convicts Injured In Folsom Riot TOLSOM, Ctatif. con- victe were injured at Foljoni Prison' Friday night In a rint that MH in' a meci. hall. Some hit by flying trayi piatw, othm. by lead rico- cheting from ceiling when guards ISrtd, warning ihots. Kx Negroce and four -whiles wetif injured, none criti- cally. Warden Robert Heinze said the OHtbunt erupted from tension over Hie black supremacy Mus Inn sect M the huge penitentiary near Helnzt decorfrra the slluatior at with serious threat at new outbreakf between -and white prison he deecenl, regaining consciousness only be A lie icy water. Tliey say couM been mistaken in the number of para- clmles lie saw. said he saw only two. Each agreed one ot (he chutes they saw was lhat of the other. A third parachute possibly .was (hat of the aircraft commander, iVfaj. -Wiilard G. Palm, was killed. His body was returned to this country. McKone and Olmstead spent six hours on individual rubber rafts in the rough Arctic Sea before I hey were picked up by Soviet trawler. Croft 'land, of County, tesseti HS mess tray into a group o! seated Negroes in dininf hall No. Fiiday night mid' touched ofl a tvr'aH invoix'iiif scores of prisoners, Heinie said. Guardi their revotvtn to- American Sailors Win Battle Of Scotland sailoi'S won over the Scots of Holy Loch espe- cially the lassies as tliey drank and danced into the early liours after arriving lo sel up a Polaris submarine base. Rut tensions ran high in this Police Chief Killed While Making Arrest SOUTHERN 1'INES, N.C. (AP) -Police Chief C. Ed Newton was sliot and killed Friday night by a man he was trying lo arrest. The killer wns-lhen slain in a blaring >ni baltle with olhcr officers. The husky Newton, 63 years old, had headed the police force n this winler resort for 27 years. He was slnin by Willie (Eagle Rye) Cray, IS-year-old Negro. Newton was Ihe third succes- sive Southern Pines (wlicu chief lo be killed in line of duty. The others were killed in the one by a convict being lakcn lo prison and Ihe second by s ixxil- logger slopped for speeding. Newton was slwt dray's house, where Ihe and four olhor nfflcrra lind -'nnf1 In serve a wnrrnnt rltai-gini; Gray wilh os- siiillt on frinnln, 'Ilir wnrrant sworn out by (iniy's In1. Cur: Poliir said tiiviy liontcn her. Nrwlnn i-iok Ilifolhrr nffircrs with him Iwcnusr, police said, for n sowor'rluhl of way, Tlio hmiifji.i Musliiiis in dining areas which white prisoners considered their? Iry t.radilion. He said Ihe Muslims aggressively sought to in- Heiiue said no racial segregalion at the pi-ison, but added it works out trial wiy in ihe dining liall where prisoners are allowed to select their own lahlos and menl "Tlie Xlusliins definitely do nol have llie.suppoi! .of the majority of the Negroes here. As a matter of fact, many actively oppose Ihe tlie warden said. Heinze estimated there still are about 30 active Muslims at thr prison, out said the dining hall oul break may have won more converts. Home After Concert Tour Scottish lowlnnclcrs ami regarded by many here as for- inlo town to rtem onslralc agaiivsl the base. Organized by the British Com millec for Nuclear Disnminmcn led by aged philosopher Bertram jllussell, Ihe demonslralnrs gath ered for a march on the pie where Ihe U. S. supply ?hip Pro-! lens docked Friday lo serve dealing Ixtse for the American) submarines armed with nuclear 'ii'ssilcs, "I have warned the crew not lo said Cnpt. Richard B. Lairing, commander of Ihe Proteus and ils 9jO man crew. "These people are peaceful eit- ilemonslrnlini! in Iheir own way. It is none of our business." tailing let several hundred snilors inlo tlio nearby re sort of Dunoon on H brief of Tliey all