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   Bennington Evening Banner (Newspaper) - March 18, 1961, Bennington, Vermont                             Weather Picture Weather 1'orccnsi- for Vermont calls for fair and warmer weather today and tomorrow, with variable liitfh cloudiness. Sunset today at p.m. Sunrise tomor- row at a.m. Mo onset tonight at p.m. First quarter, March 23. Tj A Bennington bvenin FIFTY-EIGHTH YEAR, NO. PRICE SEVEN CENTS GOP Caucus To Meet Monday The Benninglon Town Republi- can caucus will reconvene Mon- day at S p.m. in the armory to nominate a candidate lor road commissioner. The caucus was recessed Thurs- day night to allow time for rural residents to press lor court ac- tion to settle contentions that the town voted illegally at town meet- ing March 7 to consolidate Hie raid districts. Possible Court Move No definite action will con about until the selectmen's meet- ing Monday at 7 p.m. Town Agent Norton Barber is scheduled to confer with selectmen at that time over a possible move to sub- mit the issue to superior court for a declaratory judgement. Town GOP Chairman James B. Gilmey said yesterday he would direct the caucus to nominate a candidate for road commissioner after learning from Town Agent Norton Barber that it is legal for the town to elect only one com- missioner. Some doubt still remains as to who is eligible to decide whethci the town shall consolidate its road districts. An outside town faction led by Robert J. Reynolds of Wil- low Road believe only rural resi- dents eligible to vole for r o' a d commissioner should be permitted to vote on the article to consoli- date. Vote Termed Legal The town fathers, advised by Town Agent Barber, say the arti- cle as drawn was legal and the vote by the entire town was legal. If the rurals prevail, the town's road commissioners will be James Cross and Franklin Becker who won office at the March 7 town meeting. If the town fathers win, a spe- cial election tor road commis- sioner will be held, as scheduled, on April 11. Helen Mcitosin" 1st Entry For Miss Vermont A 20-year-old student teacher is the first official entry in the 1961 .Miss Vermont Pageant. Helen Carole Matosiu, who re- sides at Maple Hill in Arlington, and is doing student teaching in Bennington, has announced her intentions of competing for the co- veted crown. Miss Matosin is a graduate of the Martin Van Buren High School and attended the Oneonta State Teachers College at Oneonta, N. Y., for two and a half years. She was a member of Alpha Sig- ma Beta sorority while at Oneon- la State Teachers College. Helen is a 5'7" ash blonde with blue-green eyes. Miss Matosin placed in the Miss Oneonta Contest in New York. She was a member of the Ski Club and Tennis Club at college. Her ambition is to further her education at Casleton Teachers College. Her talent for the pageant will be dancing. The pageant is to be held May ID at the Burlington Mem- orial Auditorium at 8 p.m. BENNINGTON, VERMONT, SATURDAY, MARCH Open New Talks To Ease Tension Vermont Legislature Is Starting To Move 'MONTPELIER, Vt. Vermont Legislature is "really slarting lo move" according to Gov. F. Ray Keyser Jr. Keyser said yesterday mosl work' confined to commitlees far will slart to appear on floor of bolh Houses next week. The governor's sentiments on legislative action was not sliarcd by a veteran representative. Rep. Samuel Parsons, R-Hub- bardton, said the current session is a "grand deception." "We are being deceived by the illusion of moving ahead when in reality we are standing he said. WASHINGTON Uios a completely neutral ary of State Dean Rusk under a reorganized gov- vith. Soviet Foreign Minister the present regime of rel Gromyko today on the BpunOum is pro-West- i Laos and other critical A switch in Soviet policy, of- nvolyed in efforts of the said, would brighten pros- idmi'nisi.ration to improve U. for easing tensions 'and im- >oviet relations elsewhere. Rusk was expected to make chief Soviet spokes- ew effort to get the Soviet at the U. N. General As- rnment to halt its airlift of meeting in New York, was ary supplies to at the Slate Department for rebels. U. S. with Rusk. Rusk initiated vere not optimisic about good luncheon conference and in- ulfs since previous appeals to Soviet Ambassador Mikhail riet leaders, including and Deputy Foreign Khrushchev, have Arkady Sobolev along Key To Gromyko. the U. S. side, Rusk invited The increasingly dangerous N. Ambassador Adlai Steven- ation in the tiny Southeast Asian dngdom is regarded here as Undersecretary of State Chester Bowles, Soviet expert mporant key to the future of E. Bohlen and Assistant ations beween Washington of State Foy D. Kohler take part. Officials have not given up ope that Khrushchev might By Ruik gree to join in a program State Department an- World c riday of tlve meet-ng said only that Rusk 'arranged it in order to discuss with Grom- Butt "international questions of interest to both countries." In Laos said the informal discussion was expected to cover a WASHINGTON (AP) range ot problems apart jaotian army should be able including disarma- old its cities altliough tlte Berlin and related German Communist rebels are likely the continuing crisis in vermn more of the countryside Congo, the Soviet proposals to ntil U. S. instructors can Hie United Nations oyal troops in shape to put up the United States com- Ironger tight, U. S. officials opposes) and the possibili- of an eventual meeting between These1 officials indicated U. Kennedy and Khrush- nilitary aid personnel will ify efforts to assure that royal jaotian troops are prepared Named To utely to cope with the lireat from the Pathet Lao Vehicle Post framing of Laotian forces tradi-ionally has been the responsibili-y of the French military mission Vt. Raymond E. Grout of Montpelier was named deputy commissioner o: MeanwiiSlc, U. S. diplomats a So iets to agree on a formula for nding the civil war and convert-ig the Southeast Asian kingdom nto a neutral state sealed off rom the East-West struggle. An informed source in Laos said "riday the United States has doubled its 100-man military mis-ion there and has increased Vermont Motor Vehicle De-rarrment yesterday. The was announced by Commissioner Roberl C. Schwartz. Grout has been with the department 16 years are! formerly was chief examiner. He replaces acting deputy Ralph L. Knight of Montpelier, svho has been appointed director ot the motor fuel nents of guns, ammunition division. (her supplies. 'The pro-Red Pat-let have been receiving Good Guys Will teady flow of aims from the Soviets for about three months. Italian Names ire being helped by an YORK (AP) Only the ,000 technicians from guys" will have Italian Vorth Viet Nam. The State Department con-irriied that the U.S. military on future productions of "The a television show. .ion in Laos had been augmented iut said the exact number now assigned there is not available, fhe department also said there lad been no new, sudden stepup n nirns deliver! announcement came out of a meeting Friday between lead-erf of an Italian-American group; Desi Arnaz, producer of the show, and representatives of the Amer- Broadcasting Co. No Injuries As Two Cars groups have vigorously protested mat too many of the criminals appearing on the crime show had Italian A two car accident resulting in minor damages and "no The show deals with crime-busting in the Prohibition al injuries" was reported by this morning. A 1954 pickup truck operated LITTLE YOUNG Walter J. Kenvinn, 45, of (AP) Mike Davis er Center, reportedly Friday to diive the fam- vith a 1957 sedan operated car to school. A lot of other Francis M. Fischer, 57, of do. ?ess Road, Bennington. The went past the school when cher vehicle was backing out saw a police car following him. a driveway at the time of car came to a halt against accident, police fireplug. He burst into tears accident reportedly the policeman approached. at p.m. is only 7. Three Water Decisions Face Voters Three articles centering on ex- pansion of Benninglon Village Water Dopt. services bcycxid the limits of. the village face voters here Tuesday in annual village meeting balloting. The articles include two spec! fie water main extension re- quests (which will not incur di- rect expense to the and a general article to empower the Board of Water Commissioners to permit service connections to lines now extending outside village limits. AcUhHoiul Revenue Article 4 would convey I h e service connection authorization. Commissioners say it would en- able the village to gain additional revenue without any increased expense.' k Under its proviiions, the board would be empowered 'to permit connections onto, lines al- ready installed beyond village li- mits without having such connec- tions put to a village meeting vote each year. The article would not provide r any further extensions into the non-village area, and would in no way alter current requirements that the extension of water lines outside village limits must be spe- cifically approved by village vol- rs. It would, however, permit max- imum utilization of existing lines and lines which the village may vote to install in future years. Under Article 5, the village is asked to approve the exteiision of an eight-inch water main from Ben-Mont Avenue to Willow Road, and a six-inch from that point to the Molly Stark Sclwol. The project would be paid for by the Greater Benninglon Schools. Inc., and requires no financial ouHawy from the village. Line To New Plant Arlicle'6 asks that a similar ex- tension ot an eight inch water made to' County Industrial Corp.'s new plant in the Lyons District. The plant musthave the water service to meet the requirements of. new occupant, Vermont Con- tainer Corp., and a appro- priation lor install atioi of the line lias already been voted by the town. Its installation would not incur any immediate expense to the village. i Under terms of both articles, the village water department will retain complete control and own- ership ofthe town extensions and ils 3-ules and regulations will be in force. Water commissioners en- all three proposals and as- sert that the village has suffic lent water supply to serve these extensions. Congo-Like Massacres In Angola Editor's Dispatches Irom Portuguese Angola must pass through censorship. Associated Press correspondent Mario Pirelli gives a first-hand picture of the situation in that West African ter- ritory wilh the apparent lifting oi some aspects of the censorship after a delay in Which he was able only to message "blackout." Keyset Denies Defeat MONTPELIER, VI. F. Ray Keyser Jr., says passage of a bill Assembly to give control over the General a state employe reclassification .plan not an administration defeat. The measure to the gover- nor yesterday for his signature, following quick house action. Keyser snid he won't veto Ihe bill it was the I.egis'laliiro's Intent, to look into the rcclossifi cnllon plan. The bill provides a foundation tor an ndminislrnlion backed miillimillion dollar pay boost for employes, Polygraphic Co. Will Develop New Markets NORTH BENNINGTON Poly-! graphic Co. of America announc-l cd this week the start of a pro- gram to develop markets in t h e northern New England states for fine color lithography. Robert Watson, vice president in charge of the North Bennington plant, said the expansion repre- sents Polygraphic's entry into new fields for Ihe Vermont Htho- grat.-vc concern. Watson pointed out' that prev- iously the North Bennington plant concentrated primarily on produc- motional agencta requiring color work n wtll n private flrmi. The company expects increas ed orders from state agencies and businesses will smooth o u I the peaks and valleys of produc- tion associated wilh greeting care! and book manufacture, which is affected by seasons of Ihe year, Polygraphic actually has i n- creased the level of permanent employment by 16 per cent over last year and by approximately 50 per cent over Ihe last five years, Novelly Co. "We feel there is an excellent market in Vermont for us, right in our own Watson explained. He added not only Vermont, but New Hampshire, Maine and wes- tern New York and Massachu- setts, loo. compjny will fend lltld representative! seeking tuil- new Irtm ing greeling cards for the Albany Treasurer Robert Pollock points out. This has been done in a sec- tion of the country where unem- ployment rolls recently have hit record highs. The plant'lias 350- 400 year round employes, and has over GOO in the summer when pro- duction is at its peak, Polygraphic has a reputation for quality color work and uses screen count of up to 1715, about as firw as any in America. LUANDA, Angola, tVest Africa (AP) Portuguese Portuguese Big Basketball Scandle May Rock Sports World SEEKING ITS MASTER Patty, a stray but proud Irish terrier, was an unofficial participant'in the St. Patrick's Day parade yesterday In Boston'in effort to find his master. Frank Fitzgerald accepted custody of the ilog from the Ani- mal Rescue league. Fitzgerald bedecked Patty with green' ribbon and balloon in hopes thnf: someone among- witnessing parade noticed and will claim the lost pup. (AP Wirephoto) Three Players Confess; Arrest Two Gamblers NEW YORK smoulder- ing college basketball scandal one that would dwarf Ihe scandals of today to erupl on a nationwide scale. Already three players have con- fessed accepting bribes to shave points and two gamblers are in custody. Police sources said that 15 to 20 schools Irom coast to coast might be involved in the scandal which has been under investiga- tion five months. Bigger Than In 1951 "We expect it to be far bigger than the 1951 said one high official. "The investigation is continuing. Other schools'and oili- er play ere are the subject of in- quiry." A grand jury at that time found that 86 games had been fixed in 23 cities in seven states. Thirty- Ihrec players had been bribed. Only two of the three players involved in tlie current scandal have been identified. Both play for Sefon Hall. They are Henry Gunter, a center from New York, and Arthur Hicks, a forward from Chicago, ment. Neither had any com- "Forgotten" People Start- Ad Garnpaign One player on the University of Connecticut team is involved, but neither the office ot Dist. Ally. Frank S. Hqgan, jior the univer- sity would name him. Not Sure Which Boy "In said a Connecticut official, "we are not sure just who the boy is. But we have a pretty good idea from the questioning by the district attorney." :roops have been flown northward :o tlie Angola-Congo border area, vhere tribal terrorists have been lacking to death and mutilating any whites they find on remote Angola plantations. At least 30 >lanlers and members of then [amilies were reported slam. Portuguese colonial rulers here turned to armed miglit in hopes of ending the Mau-Mau type of slaughter. The same planes tha rushed in troops brought back ter rificd settlers. Hindered By Rain Faced with the prospect o growing Congo like massacres, colonial authorities here in the capital said today they are con- fident tliey can put down the bloody antiwhite uprising despite fho hindrance of torrential rain. Negroes swinging machete knives have killed and hacked up countless men, women and chil- dren in the past three 'days. One report said 28 persons were murdered at a big coffee planta- (ion near Quitexe, loss than 150 miles northeast of this coastal dty. A young girl was reported cut in half near Viege. One muti- lated settlor died after being evac- uated hero, "WANTED: PRICE ON CON- STRUCTION of. 16 outlxxises in Clark's Woods. Attractive in ap- pearance. Rugged enough to with- tand Box 140, .Bennington, Vt." This want ad appearing In to- day's Banner is a campaign by a Robinson Avenue resident w h o says she wants "to just stimulate little interest in. the forgotten people, I'm one.of them." MtsMd By "The "forgotten people" are amilios living in 30 Clark's Woods lomes missed by the engineers 'or the Bennington sewage dispos- al project. A town meeting vote defeated an article .appropriating to connect the homes to he interceptor line fa originally called for. Agitation has begun among own residents demanding the engi.ieering firm of Charles A. Maguire Associates .to pay costs of constructing the connector lines lor the overlooked Clark's Woods liomes. The woman who inserted the ad dentified herself as Mrs. Robert tfaskell of Gov. Robinson Avenue, Clark's Woods. Mrs. Haskell said it wasn't un- til last summer when contractors did not dig up her street that she and her husband, as well as other residents, became suspicious that perhaps the street was not being connected to the sewer line. "My husband took the matter up with Mr. Morse" (the contractor >vho built the' Mrs. Haskell said. nlayers each received Jl.OOO for their part in the game against Dayton, and the Connecticut play- er was paid for his'efforts against Colgate. Both The puzzling aspect of the new scandal is that both Seton Hall and Connecticut were underdogs in the betting. Apparently what happened was that the lixers iJe- cided on a new strategy of mak- ing I he underdog lose by ah. even greater margin than anticipated. So-called .point spreads are set on all games by a Midwest con- cern. Daylon, for example, wai listed as a S-point favorite over Scion Hall in one of the games involved. That meant that if a beltor clrese lo wager on Dayton, the team would have to win by six or more points for him to col- lect. Didn't Suspect Selon Hall Coach Richie Regaa said he had no reason lo suspect anything was wrong in Ihe game. "I just attributed it to a bad he commented. "It's hard to tell when a player is not doing his best or just having an off game." Connecticut Coach Hugh Greer also' was bewildered. "I don't understand how a dub like ours could be said. "It might have been possible that gamblers might be interested in one of our better clubs, but not this one." Tlie gamblers in caalpcry, jsciibed Dist. "Atty. des'c At this time engineers discover- ed they had missed .10 homos in dark's Woods a matter of 000. Re-BM Work Maguire Associates advised se- lectmen to hold 'back the Clark's Woods job and re-bid the work as a separate project in order to obtain maximum aid from federal and slate governments. In this way, Maguire Associates figured the town stood to- gain in federal aid, not otherwise avail- able. Selectmen put the request for the town's share of the Clark's Woods sewer into the town warn- ing for 1961 only to see voters turn the request down, 1247 to 1357. When Town Agent NorfonBarber was asked at pro-town -meeting what happens to Clark's Woods if the sewer appropriation is de- feated, he answered: "I guess they dig septic tanks'." May Force Barber added he thought the state would force some sort oi compliance with its anti pollu- tion order to keep the Robinson Avenue residents from d u m p- ing sewage, as they presently do, into the Walloomsac River. Mrs. Haskell said yesterday she is thinking of organizing a "Clark's Woods Outhouse Associa- Peter D. Andreoli as representing a nationwide syndicate, are Aaron Wagman, 28, Joseph Hacken, 41, both of New York. They are charged with bribery and conspir- acy in an attempt to fix college games. Two are specifically in uie charges. On Teb. 9, Dayton defeated Seton Hall, 112-77, and on March 1, Col- gate defeated Connecticut, 83-71 of Hamilton, Andreoli said the two Seton Hall "Maybe we'll join the Greater Bennington Association; they See CLARKS WOODS (Continued on Page 1) CLOSED FOR THI DAY OKLAHOMA .CITY St.- -but how .did the Irish celebrate Friday in Okla- homa City? Kay Dyer, a reporter for the Oklalioma City Times and a true colleen, made a spot inquiry. These were the results: An O'Reilly was resting, a Shaughhessey denied special plans, a chap named O'Hara said he planned to watch television and a Kelley allowed, "I never do much on St. Patrick's Day." The Shamrock Bar? Closed tor the day. Outwitted By Farmwife 18-Day Crime Spree Ends With Capture POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. (AP) Douglas Wayne Thompson's 1S- day crime spree is over. The Cali- fornia desperado, accused of two skayings in a week, was talked into surrendering by a persuasive farmwife who outwitted him. The 27-year-old gunman once voed he'd never be taken alive. He was captured Friday' un- harmed, except tor a tape band- age on his nose. A bullet grazed him in the last of three gun bat- tles wilh southeast Missouri law enforcement officei-s. He eluded officers in a week-long extensive manhunt. Two Wcrfl Killed Two persons, one a policeman, were killed. Four others, three of them law officers, were wounded. Pello Justifies Need For A Full-Time Bennington Recreational Director Speaking "with the feeling the Village Recreation Committee sup- ports me on Joseph A. Pel- lo Jr., chairman of the commit- tee, today drew, a comparative picture of Ihe VRC's program in support of tlie need lor a lulltime director, As a major premise for need of a fulllimc director, Pcllo cited Ihe limitations of the present pro- gram. He said expansion w a s necessary both to. provide more adequately for youth and I o fullfill llic recreational needs of other ago groups. Pello indicated the playground program has. more than doubled its registration since its Incep- tion in 1917. He said tlie Increased number of eliildren using the sum- mer program alone made em ployment of a fulllifne director mandatory. Pello indicated 360 cliildran re- gistered for the summer program [lie first year, compared with 700 last year. The first year, he said, Memorial Park was used for the program whereas last year both Memorial Park and Dowey Mem- orial playground were operated. Pcllo said a fulllimc dircclor would coordinate activities at both parks, using part time help to assist with supervision. The limited winter program, he said, was in need of supple- mentary activities. Movies, dnnc- cs. handicrafts, tournaments and citizenship classes would be add- ed to the existing winter pro- gram, he said, and would Include all age groups. He ran through an additional list of possible activities but said their use would be subject to ap- proval of (lie proposed full time director. Asked U a fulltime director could handle an expanded pro- gram, Pello said, "That's what you're hiring him for he's sup- posed lobe able to." lie added that 11 people would be employed on a part-time ba- sis the year around, Under the proposed program "We would spend Ihe same amount of money on personcl llial we spent -last year." Pello had reference lo the a- mount of money allocated for sal- aries within the present recret lion budget, ond nal including the special article calling for for tlie fulllimc director. Polio said, "We realize we're operating on a small budget, but we expect a lot of volunteer help much of the progium would not cost money." He Indicated "a lot of people1 had approached him and offered lltelr services Irce-of-charge, One is in serious condition. Authorities sought a murder varrant today against Thompson n the slaying Friday of Raymond Glover, -15. Thompson hitched a ride with lover and offered him to drive him to Poplar Bluff. Minutes later lover was fatally wounded when ftiompson shot it out with trooper Glen E..Davis, who became sus- jicious. Davis svas slightly wounded and Ttiompson fled in his patrol car o a farm house four miles avray. There Eva Clanahan, about 70, vas talking on the phone with her daughter when Thompson walked in, gun in hand. Fast Thinking Mrs. Clanahan Ibought quickly, then said: "I don't want those ;roceries, but get me sonic other ;roceries wit here real quick." Her daughter, Mrs. Verna Hud- son of Poplar Bluff, who operates a grocery store wilh her husband, :ook the hint and called police, Dfficcrs quickly surrounded tlie tiouse, just north of Poplar Blutf, Mrs. Clatfahan told the gunman, "You have some life left, let's not tave airy shooting." Thompson then surrendered. Mrs. Clanalian said Thompson gave her She turned it over lo aulhorities. Officers said it was loot from various cross-countiy robberies. Murder Charge Thompson and a partner, Sam- my A. Tucker, 26, of Fresno, Calif., ire charged with first de- gree murder in the slaying of Herbert L. Goss, 67, an auxilary Cape Gimrdcnii policeman, last Friday. Patrolman Don Critlen- don, 25, was seriously wounded. Tucker was captured last Satur- day, as ivas Calvin W. Johnson, ?2, a crony in ttieir escape from jail at San I-uis Obispo, Calif., Fob. 27,   

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