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Bennington Evening Banner (Newspaper) - October 5, 1961, Bennington, Vermont Weather Picture Increasing liigh cloudiness with no important' tonificralure changes tonight. Friday, variable high cloudiness and warmer. Sunset today, p.m.; sunrise tomorrow, a.m. Mrs. Fred gt ShaftshJi-y, .Vtt Bennington nvenm 58th Year, Number Price Seven Cents Banner BENNINGTON, Vermont, Thursday, October 5, 1961 Fall Foliage Festival Under Way; Parade, Queen's Contest Tonight Antique Sale, Crafts Show Open Today While the trees lliemselvcs have some entering up lo do, Bcnning- ton's eighth annual Fall Foliage I'Ystivid opens today with a par- ade. Queen's contest, antique show and sale, and an arts and crafts exhibit. In Hie lineup for the parade, due to start p.m. at Ben- nington High School, will be the nearly 20 queen contestants, three hands Bennington High School, Benninglon Catholic' High School and Arlington Drum and Bugle Coips, contingents from tha vil- lage police and rural fire depart- ments, and town and village offi- cials, Parade participants are ask- ed to meet al the high school at 6 p.m. Parade Route Set Tlie parade will march down Main Street from the high school, go along North Street to Gage Street and end at Benninglon Catlnlic High School. Judging qf the queen's contest Vancl an entertainment program will begin in BC1IS at In ad- dition to the parading of (lie con- testants prior to announcement of the judges' decision, there will be dance presentations arranged by Rene DnCharme of Du- Charme's School of Dance. Coronation of the queen will in- clude a retinue o? pages, royal guards, and flowercltes, besides individual bearers of the queen's crown, trophy and flowers. Also on the program will be the presentation of the Greater Bennington Association's annual courtesy certificates. Making the awards will be George H. Ami- dbn, state'treasurer, representing Gov. F. Ray Keyser Jr. Antiques, Arts and Crafts Also opening today are t w o shows and sales. At the Second Congregational Church on Hill- side Avenue, antique dealers from all over New England have in- dividual exhibits of their wares. Featured is a special showing of Civil War memorabilia. A dining room will be open daily with a snack bar open from 10 a.m. to p.m. and a dinner prepared by the church's Women's Fellowship to be served from to 7. Hours of tlie show whicl runs today, tomorrow and Satur day, are 10 a.m. to p.'m. Running throughout the fesliva will he an arts and crafts show and sale al the Greater Benning ton Association office at the cor ner of Kim and South Streets. Fea turcd in the downstairs craft ex hibit are jewelry, woot crafts, quilts, hand made greeting cards, and nthei items. Paintings, all by local ar lists, are hung upstairs. Information on festival event; may be obtained at the GBA of fice, sponsors of the festival. Allies Seek Common Policy On Berlin-Germany Issue ANTIQUE SHOW MARKS OPENING OF FALL FESTIVAL A Fall Foliagfl Festival lua t lire is the third annual sntiqne show am! sale opening today at the sponsoring Second Congregational Clmrcli on Hillside St. Event run from 10 a.m. to today, tomor- row and Saturday. Primping in a setting: of antique furniture exhibited by Bcnnlngloii's Jlijfli Meadows Farms is Carol Dana Foley, 12, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James F. Foley of 231 Dcwuy St. (Staff Photo Hagerjiian) U.S. Said Ready to Accept Plan To Name Temporary U.N. Chief UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. (AP) United States today was re- ported to 'nave agreed in the main o a Soviet plan for picking a emporary U. N. secretary-gen- ral. Support was building up for i Thant of Burma to take over le vital executive position. The U. S. stand increased hopes nat a way will be found to break IB U.S.-Soviet with its ireat of paralysis for the ad- ministrative arm of the world or- anization. Informed United States agreed with rescr- diplomats said the vations to Soviet insistence that the Security Council nominate :he successor to the late Dag Hammarskjold. U.S. Has Reservations The reservations are that the United Stales and the Soviet Un- ion first agree on the candidate and on his powers, informants said. The U.S. stand was conveyed to the' Soviet delegation by other envoys. There was no immediate Soviet reaction. To avert the Soviet veto of a man secretariat Colleges Ponder Growth Factors Paterson Gets PSC Position MONTPKLIER, VI. Att> John D. Paterson of Montpclie was named by Gov. Keyser loda as Vermont's new Public Servic Commissioner. Paterson, appointed this year a the slate's first full-lime depul attorney general, succeeds Charle R. Ross of Burlington, who wa named to the Federal Power Com mission by President Kennedy. A native of Craflsbiiry, I'atcrso attended the University of Vei nionl and Boston University La1 School. He was special counsel fo Ihe Highway Repayment for fii years in land condemnation a (ions. Paterson, who .will receive an annual salary of said (juaiiiy" WASHINGTON (AP) College and university officials from across the nation gathered here oday to ponder one stark fact ofi academic life and a host of pro.b- ems. The fact: College enrollment will increase by more than 1 mil- ion students in the next five years. Tlie problems: Where are lliu :jrofessors to teach tliem? The dormitories to house them? The classrooms they need? The librar- ies? The laboratories? And what of tlie thousands of oung people who must he turned away Quality Also Sought The American Council on Edu- cation, representing institu- tions and organixations, will face up lo these questions and count- less others in its annual two-day meeting. The problems are not all in Ihe field of numbers, the council pres- ident, Logan Wilson, told a news conference. "Quantity of education is not said Wilson, formerly president of the University ol "There is also a grea was taking the job at a financial lacrifice. His present post as dep- uty attorney general enabled him lo continue his private law prac- tice which he will have lo aban- don as PSB commissioner. Ross was receiving Keyser said he had informally polled four of Hie five members of Ihe Emergency Board and they had cr.nsenled to the in- crease for the position. Asked in lylial areas he feels llrinticnl ivgulatnry action is necd- td I'alersnn replied ho plans to take a "new Junk.1" at liny fin.-in- cial ill fairs of some of the slate's privitely owned water companies. is asking for higher stan dards." Wilson said lliere is a need for national standards of excellence in both higher education and Hie secondary schools bul Uiese standards should be established on a voluntary basis. Must Demand the Best Abraham Ribicoff, secrelary of health, education ami welfare, Inld council delegates tlie Ameri- can people must demand (he besl in education for their from themselves, slate and local agencies nnd tlie federal government. "I believe the American people want their children to receive an excellent he said. But "le added, "the issue is not ;harp focus for the individual American father and mother." Ribicoff said, in a preparec address: "When school bonds are voted down in our school districts or boards of education budgets are slashed, there is little right ecus indignation heard from pa rents. Public Must Speak Up "When slates do not meet thei responsibilities lo colleges an universities little is said. urgently needed legislation i stalled in a congressional com miltce by a single vote, the pub lie does not make its voic heard." In the last congressional ses sion, President Kennedy's fedora aid program for public schoo construction and teaclicrs" sa aries failed to clear (lie Hous Rules Committee by a single voli liass Deplores'Failure To Restrain Spending PETERBORO, N.H. Perkins Bass, R-N.H., today d western Massachusetts. Committee of the Renningtonident Kennedy jeague of .Women Clar-meeting Friday dice E. Howard, a 'member of the :uwn 'planning commission; Paul executive director of [he Rennington Leygue of Women Voters; Paul J. Short, executive director- of GBA; and J. P b i I i pi Hall. Albany Father Signs Contract As Chauffeur ALBANY, N.Y. father las signed as a conimnn carrier, or to transport his two aughters to a private school in lie family Cadillacs. The Guilderland Central School nnouncad Wednesday that Wal- er F. Wessendorf Jr., a lawyer, lad signed the controversial con- racl. It now goes to the State Education Department for expect- ed approval. Wessendorf was the lower of wb bidders on a contract to take daughters, Marcia, 7, and Chanty, from their, home in suburban iVestmere to Albany Academy of iris, a one-way trip qf slightly less than eight rhtles. Postpones Probe Of Liquor Sales To Apple Pickers An inquest into alleges illegal sale of liquor to migrant woilc- ers at Southern Vermont Orchards in Pownal. scheduled to begin to- lay, lias been by Mu- Eugene V. prepared for with Soviet For- licipal Court Judge CJlark. State's John A. Burgess today that the inquest had been scheduled for today and to- morrow but "I told Judge Clark it would take more than two days and he postponed it." Burgess said all migrant eign Minister Andrei A. Ciromyko. In advance of the Kennedy- Gromykb talk, Secretary .of State [Jean Uusk was'advising Western Allies on his discussions with the Soviet Minister. Me was giving particular attention lo West Ger- many. Ambassador Called Home Informants said Husk had an unannounced appointment with German Ambassador Wilhelm Grewe late Wednesday. The U.S. ambassador lo Bonn, Walter Uowling, was called to Washing- ton for consultations. He is ex- pected lo arrive Sunday. Rusk was reported seeking a more comprehensive policy from the Germans on tire Berlin-Ger- nany issue now that (lie Sept. 17 Vest German elections are over. 'his is important lo the Allies in haping a common position in wssible East-West negotiations. The Kennedy-Gromyko meeting, n which Rusk will participate, is a wiudup to a series of three talks lusk had with the Soviet minister n New York in a probe of Krem- in intentions toward Germany. Ton Early lo' Judge Premier 'Khrushchev has de- clared he will sign a peace treaty with Communist East Germany Mil has not made clear how this would affect the West's position in Berlin. U.S. sources said it is prema- ture to regard the riusk-Gromyko alks as indicating Soviet willing- ness to negotiate on a basis ac- ceptable to the West. They said tlie limiicd progress in the dis- cussions gives grounds -for neither optimism nor pessimism. Kennedy is expected to ask Gro- myko .a number of questions about the Soviet position, and to send renewed word .to Khrusnchev of Western- deteitnination not to yield in Berlin. Gromykn, wlw has been attend- ing the opening U.N. sessions, ers at the orchard would be sub- Mienaeci, adding, "I think we have enough to make some head- way up tliere." Investigations by the state fire marshal's office and stale am local lieallh authorities led to ai earlier postponement of- (tie in quest. Migrant workers are ex peeled to head at the one of next week. Piersall Goes To Senators NEW YORK Cleve land Indians traded Jimmy Pier sail, their fiery center fielder, lo ihe Washington Senators loday for Dick Donovan, veteran pitcher, apu llirce oilier players. In addition to Donovan, the In- dians will get onlfielder-calclier 0-cne Green, utility infielrier Jim Malxmey and a third player lo be delivered by Jan. I. No cash was involved. Piersall, a 'controversial figure ever since lie came up to lire American League with the Boston Red Sox 10 years ago, enjoyed his best season in IOGI. The 32-year- old Walerbury, Conn., native bat- ted .322 in 121 games, fourth high- est in the league, and was one of Ihe best defensive outfielders in the majors. The explosive Piersall, in recent years, made as much news with his extemporaneous stunts on and off the field as wilh his bat and glove. Only last month, he was accosted by a couple of Yankee Stadium fans, who barged out of the right field stands. Stricken wilh a mental illness in Pisrsnll made an amaz- ing recovery and received the most Courageous athlete award Iwo years lalcr. Mayhem on the Elevated ELEVATED TRAIX RAMS WOTIK CAB The fronf coach of fonr-cnv elevated pas- senior train rcsls slop flufcar of -a workfrnin hiio which ii ismnied Wednesday on Chi- eago's south side. CTA officials sail! there jtcrsons aboard the (rain. Thirty were injured but none seriously. (AT Wlrcpliofo) plans to return to Moscow Sun- day. Rayburn Awaits Doctor's Report On His Illness DALLAS, Tex. (AP) Results of three riays of intensive medi- cal tests may disclose today the gravity of an illness that has con- fined Sneaker of the House Sam Rayburn to a hospital since last Monday. Tests were to continue loday, but one of a team of physicians conducting them said "something definite" may be known later in the day. Whelhcr surgery would be necessary depended on (he fin- al analysis. Condition 'Serious' The condition of Ihe "9-year-qld Texas Democrat has been lisicd as "serious" since he entered Baylor Hospital. The latest medi- cal bulletin reported "no signifi- cant change in his general con- dition" and "no definite conclus- ion" as lo his exact condition. When Rayburn le-ft Washington late in August for his home in Bonham he was suffering from what was-publicly described ai lumbago. "It's much more serious than one of his doctors said aft- er a preliminary examination at Baylor. House Role at Slake Rayburn's spirils seemed to lake a lift late Wednesday. He joked with a visitor and griped about the "poking ami prodding" tesls. He obviously in pain and scemen more like an active little Ixiy suddenly bedridden by something he couldn't under-, stand, i
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