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Bennington Banner (Newspaper) - April 15, 1965, Bennington, Vermont Rain and mild rain developing tonight and not so Cool Low in upper 30s. Rain possibly mixed with some Snow in higher elevations. Friday occasional rain and no important changes in temperature. Yesterdays High 59, Low 28, today at 7 a.m., 30. Sunset 6 37, Sunrise 5 08. The Moon will be full at 8 03 tonight. Bennington Bennington Vermont thursday april 15, 1965 Anner founded in 1841 daily 1903 no. 19,736 to cents sunday Beer Law passes measure is sent to Hoff in Viet Nam Montpelier up a the Vermont Senate today beat Down two amendments and a delaying motion and passed and sent to the governor a Bill allowing Beer and wine package sales on sundays in Vermont. The measure gained final approval on a Roll Call of 18-12, the same vote which gave preliminary Okay wednesday. One amendment would have provided a local option to allow grocers to sell Beer and wine on sundays. The other was aimed at retaining the present Law by which cocktails can be served Between the hours of i and 8 . On sundays in Vermont with a full course meal. The new Law makes the hours from noon to 9 . Sen. Irving Eastman a add son county asked the Bill be ordered to lie because the Senate even be talking about a moral question on the Maundy thursday of holy week. A standing vote of 15-14 killed the tabling proposal. New Windsor facility gets Senate of Montpelier up a the Vermont Senate today gave final approval and shipped to the House a Bill providing $1.25 million for the first phase of a new state prison for Vermont. The action came on a unanimous voice vote after the Senate Defeated 22-7 an amendment which would have allowed the state institutions Board to pick some site other than the prison farm area in Windsor. The Money will be used to construct a medium Security institution for Youthful offenders Between Ages 16 and 26. It is the first of three stages of a project aimed at ending use of see Senate Page to col. I gov. Philip h. Hoff said he would sign the Bill but not until next week so the Law wont go into effect on easter sunday. The Bill was Given initial approval wednesday on an 18-12 Roll Call after an amendment that would have left sunday sales up to the individual communities failed on a 16-14 vote. Franklin county democratic sen. Clement Sharrow led the opposition saying drinking would Lead to a agreed lust violence subversion and a disregard for human he claimed the passage of the Bill would be a against gods will a and would a continue the practice of hacking and Chipping away at the religious codes by those who show indifference to the Democrat John Kelty of Chittenden county terming the local option amendment a bad one said it could Well Lead to a a cavalcade of thirsty sunday Drivers racing from town to town in search of the Community that Sells opponents concentrated their 90 minute attack on the Bill on moral issues and the fact they feel Beer and wine sales on sunday May Lead to More Highway deaths. Proponents argued that Vermont Border merchants Are caught in a squeeze because new Hampshire new York and Quebec province allow Beer sales on sunday. The Bill also will permit two extra hours Between noon and 9 ., when vermonters can order cocktails on sunday with a full course meal. Beer and wine sales in groceries also would be Between noon and 9 . Education unit Shu us sweeps Dou a Montpelier up a the House ways and Means committee continues its discussion of a Vermont sweepstakes but with a plea from the House education committee that the Money not be earmarked for education. Ways and Means chairman Byron Hathorn a Hartford said the education committee is a not opposed to sweepstakes Revenue but they do feel such revenues would be unpredictable from year to year a thus should not be specifically pledged to education. Hathorn gave no indication when his committee would report out the sweeps Bill similar to the new Hampshire program. Bombs fall Dawn to dusk in the midst of things a tattered Flag placed by someone amid the rubble of a House destroyed by a twister sunday in Dunlap ind., attracts the attention of president Johnson As he passes through on a personal inspection wednesday of disaster stricken areas in the Midwest. Eighty six persons were reported killed in Northern Indiana As the result of the tornadoes. Up photo Johnson acts on disaster Aid Minnesota braces for floods More . Aid prompts revised budget requests Montpelier up a gov. Philip h. Hoff has submitted to the House appropriations committee some revised budget requests for the coming biennium. The revisions sent to the committee wednesday Are made possible by almost $1 million the state was expected to spend for the Federal manpower retraining program a but which will not be expended for that because of recent Federal government action. Death penalty Bill becomes state Law Montpelier up a gov. Philip h. Hoff today inked his name with a flourish on a Bill abolishing the death penalty in nearly All murder cases in Vermont. The democratic governors signature capped years of trying by abolitionists to pull the wires from the electric chair at the Windsor state prison. But provisions of the Bill kept it from being a Complete abolition of the death penalty. Hoff signed the Bill in formal ceremonies at the executive Chambers in Montpelier. Rep. Cornelius o. Grana of Barre City and Wallace Booth of Barre town co sponsors of the Bill were on hand to witness the signing. Granai had waged a personal fight for five previous sessions to eliminate electrocution. The Veteran lawmaker and Lay minister said his easter week will a mean that much More to me because my god Means that much More to me with the virtual end to the death penalty. The Bill provides that no first time killer can be executed in Vermont except when the victim is a state prison guard or a police officer in the line of duty. In such a Case a As Well As in cases where a Felon commits first degree murder in a second unrelated offence a the jury will retain the option of exercising the death penalty. Calling the abolition a a truly noteworthy event a and recalling he had worked hard in 1961 while a member of the House from Burlington for an ill fated abolition Bill Hoff expressed Hope that a a someday the death penalty would be wiped off Vermont statutes completely and every state will move to end capital punishment. The death penalty in Vermont still legally can be meted out for kidnapping and treason. The lawmakers did not take those provisions from the books because such cases will fall under Federal punishment Laws and the Vermont statutes will be rendered virtually useless. Vermont traditionally the lowest in the nation in per capita homicides has not put its electric chair to use since 1953. Included in the additions was $60,000 for the Vermont employees retirement system boosting health department funds by $166,000 Over the biennium a Rise of $20,000 for the development department $20,-000 for Airport maintenance $21,000 for caseworkers for the department of social welfare $270,000 for education $15,000 for the state teachers retirement system and $280,000 for retirement of interest on bonded debts. Hoff budget aides estimated that Over the two year period because of the unexpected Money from retraining programs the budget of nearly $94 million can be reduced by $206,000. One of the programs a for which As much As $200,000 in Federal Ald May be coming a is a plan to eliminate measles among Young people. Some $80,000 is earmarked in the biennium to the health department for a statewide measles vaccination program. The governor also wants to spend an extra $70,000 Over the biennium for improvements to capital facilities in Vermont including alterations at state institutions. Washington up a president Johnson heartsick at the devastation wrought by wind and water in the Midwest today threw into High gear a Federal emergency program of Money and materials to a rebuild and restore the life of the stricken area. The chief executive conducted a Day Long 2,100-mile inspection tour wednesday of six Tornado and flood scarred states. A this has been a Day of both heart sickness and hopefulness a he told an Airport crowd at Toledo Ohio. Shortly after returning to the White House wednesday night Johnson made Good on his for the president the midwestern trip was a enough to bring tears to the eyes of but he found a Ray of Hope amid the storm and flood of destruction. A a we be been seeing very few tears anywhere a he said at Toledo. A a we be seen the old and the Young standing shoulder to shoulder planning for the Johnson swords were measured and somber. He obviously had been deeply moved by the sights of the Day. Flying from Washington in his air Force one Jet transport he had seen at first hand the wreckage left by one of the greatest disasters Ever to strike the nation s midlands a the Palm sunday tornadoes which left close to 250 persons dead. St. Paul Minn. Up a the twin cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul both in a state of emergency watched the rampaging Mississippi River Inch upward today toward an All time record Crest. St. Paul lowlands were flooded including the downtown Airport and Railroad station about see Johnson Page to col. I pledge of a maximum assist a 4 Ancey from the government. He 111 ?n�0 la cd signed documents designating Tornado a hit areas of Indiana Michigan and Ohio As Federal disaster areas. In the Case of Minnesota where rising flood Waters threaten some areas the Presl ident made a similar declaration earlier this week. The White House awaited Only formal requests from the other states to take further action. No specific funds were allocated pending damage surveys by Federal experts. Emergency Federal Relief measures were put into effect immediately after the weekend tornadoes. But under the disaster declarations Federal funds will become available for speedy repair of such Public facilities As highways Public buildings and schools. Newsmen criticize 6one voice policy Sal vetoes trustees Purchase of radio Village president Salvatore Santarcangel has vetoed a decision by Village trustees to Purchase a two Way Motorola radio for the newer of the police departments two cruisers. The Cost of the set a transistorized Model is $689, including installation according to a bid submitted by William of Connor a representative of Motorola communications and electronics inc. Of Connor submitted one of two bids for the radio. The other bidder was Forrest j. Has som of Hassom a two Way communication service in Bennington. Hassom offered trustees an Aero Ron transistorized Mobile unit for $590, installed. Hassom a bid was rejected at the boards meeting april 6, however because his radio did not meet the advertised specifications which called for a 40-Watt set. The Aero Ron radio is 25 Watts according to Hassom a bid. It was the first exercise of the Village presidents veto Power in nearly five years. According to Village clerk Hilda Hurley Donald c. Hicks was the last Village president to veto a decision of the trustees. The Issue at that time sept. 12, 1960, was the veto of a decision to Purchase a new truck for the Highway department. The see sales veto Page to col. 7 on the inside Globe Union expects to Start manufacturing by june 15 a Page 3. Columnist Hazel wills writes about Early and contemporary Vermont trains a Page 4. 1 a v Merci Beaucoup Mademoiselle Une gracieuse Jeune Fille Pat Deforge Sert in Verre do Orange de Aux Garcons Regan Schultz it David muck Equi ont soil. Ses Eleves do Home economics ont prepare Tous Ces Gateaux Francis pour la open House de Beni Mercredi. La Jeune Fille a gauche est Dawn Howard it la Jeune Fille a Droit est Lois Hill. Buckler a new edition of the in ton Eagle a Page 7. Arl miss Julia Shipman of Arlington transforms a Rabbit Patch into a tree farm a Page la. Washington up a a group of newspaper editors to Day sharply criticized defense Secretary Robert s. Mcnamara and his press chief for Pentagon news policies. Mcnamara and Arthur Sylvester assistant Secretary of defense for Public affairs were accused of confusing a the defense departments Public information policy with the Public relations program of the Ford motor Mcnamara was president of Ford before becoming defense Secretary. The criticism came from the Freedom of information committee of the american society of newspaper editors Asne in a report submitted at the opening today of the Asness annual meeting. The committee protested continued existence of an oct. 27, 1962 Pentagon memorandum requiring that All interviews with reporters by Pentagon officials be monitored by a representative of Sylvester a office. The Asne committee did say that a your impression is that it the order is no longer being vigorously a meanwhile however their a one voice philosophy has been extended from the Halls of the Pentagon to some military installations in Viet Nam a the report said. Chairman of the Freedom of information committee is Creed c. Black of the Chicago daily news. Other members Are Robert Clark of the Louisville by times Eugene Patterson of the Atlanta a Constitution and Charles Rowe of the Fredericksburg a free Lance Star. More than 400 editors from All parts of the country were registered for the Asne meeting starting off with a sort of self analysis forum. A the newspaper on the analysts Couch was the subject of the first shoptalk session. The report was submitted by a special pre bar committee headed by Alfred Friendly of the Washington Post. It opposed a recommendation made by the Warren commission in its report on president John f. Kennedy a assassination that the press promulgate a code of ethics to curb pre trial publicity which might prejudice a defendants chances for a fair trial. The Asne committee said any arbitrary rules would impair the ability of the press to keep a constant spotlight on the administration of criminal Justice and would a do More harm than Good to the cause of fair trials. While resisting any arbitrary limits on coverage the committee called on newspaper editors in every Community to hold a Hope minded sincere and frequent discussions with local authorities to Correct specific abuses and Deal with Concrete complaints. Saigon up a a Force of 230 aircraft from All four . Services today carried out a Dawn to dusk saturation bombing of an almost impenetrable Forest sheltering the Viet Cong supreme Headquarters in South Viet Nam. Other american and Vietnam est planes attacked communist North Viet Nam in their first night raid and a Force of half a dozen f105 thunderchief j e t fighter bombers protected by an anti Mig screen of 15 other jets roamed Over the communist North today striking at targets of Opportunity. Today a saturation bombing was the biggest assault of the War against communist positions in South Viet Nam and was the first time the . Navy and Marine jets have been in combat in the South. They joined . Army and air Force planes and helicopters in the assault. The raid was a follow up to the unsuccessful fire raid on another Viet Cong Forest Headquarters near Saigon. This time the planes rained More than 1,000 tons of bombs on an area four Miles Long and two Miles wide 65 Miles North West of Saigon and Only 15 Miles from Neutral Cambodia. Air patrols kept the planes away from Viet names Touchy neighbor while helicopters raked t h e area with rockets and machine gun fire. In the raids against the North today the handful of planes followed National highways 7 and 8 which Cut across the narrow Southern portion of the communist country. They bombed a River boat Landing at Muong sen 120 Miles Southwest of Hanoi and near the laotian Frontier. All returned safely. . Marine combat troops were disclosed to have been in action tuesday for the first time since they landed at Danang. They joined vietnamese forces in a bitter Daylong Battle against a communist battalion in thua Thien province 380 Miles Northeast of Saigon. The reds escaped encirclement and fled into the Bush. The Battle Between government troops and an estimated 500 communists raged in the narrow strip of coastal lowlands known As the Street without Joy a bitter reminder of Frances defeat in Indochina. The reds withdrew with most of their dead and wounded and Only five Viet Cong bodies were found. The government suffered 50 casualties. In the first saturation bombing Ever carried out against a communist hideout the Ameri can planes rained More than 1,000 tons of bombs on a eight Square mile area 65 Miles Northwest of the capital. The explosives left the forested area in ruins. American authorities said around the clock air raids on North Viet names main Highway Are slowly squeezing off the flow of supplies to the Viet Cong in the South. . And South vietnamese planes ranged into North Viet Nam after dark wednesday hitting targets there for the first time at night. North Viet Nam reacted sharply to the night attacks filing an a emergency note of protest today with the International control commission. The note said the raids a have no other purpose than to massacre civilian a it is noteworthy that night bombing was carried out by the americans Only one week after president Johnson had raved about peace a Hanoi said. Biggest tax hike hits n. Y. Albany . Up a gov. Rockefeller and a democratic Republican coalition in the legislature have teamed up to hand new York taxpayers the largest single tax increase in history. The tax passage As approved by the Senate and Assembly Calls for a 45-million increase in automobile registration fees along with a 2 per cent sales Levy to return $310 million for the seven months of what is left of the fiscal year when it goes into effect aug. I and the already approved cigarette tax for another $110 million. The Senate and Assembly badly split Over the sales tax a key part of the governors $3.5 billion budget completed action on the measures and they were immediately signed by Rockefeller. The governor also signed All of the other 23 budget proposals. Passage of the budget cleared the Way for payment of some $80,000 state workers and payment of about $534 million in state Aid to local school districts. Both Are due immediately. Wednesday nights final action ended a Battle that had kept the budget from being approved by april i. The Start of the 1965-66 fiscal year. It also allowed the legislators to take an easter recess. They will reconvene april 27. In a merged District now students in the seventh and eighth Grade classroom at the North Pownal school Ponder a math problem Given them by principal Harold Pratt at right. Next year their school will depart of a single Pownal school District As a result of wednesdays vote. Buckler North Pownal votes yes joins town Union school districts North Pownal a voters of the North Pownal graded school District Independent since the 1890s, decided wednesday to join the 20th Century. By a vote of 61-22, residents chose to give up the school District charter thereby becoming part of the Pownal town school District. And because Pownal belongs to the it. Anthony Union school District so too does North Pownal effective this july i. Of the districts 206 eligible voters Only 83 went to the polls. The next step is to work out a program to allow for the Addi Tion of about 80 pupils in the Pownal town District along with the budget to be presented at the june annual meeting. The two school boards will work together with supt. Leon e. Wagner and assistant James Kelley of the Bennington Southwest District on plans for the next academic year and proposals to be made at the annual meeting. Although no immediate plans exist speculation Points to the transportation of grades 7 and 8 to the Pownal Center school with lower graded continuing to be taught att Enorth Pownal school. It is also expected that High school students will continue next year As tuition pupils in area secondary schools of their Choice and will enter the it. Anthony Union High school when it opens in september 1966. Because it is no longer an Independent District North Pownal will not have separate representation on the it. Anthony Union school Board. Voters of the entire town will now be represented by Pownal a two Dele see Pownal Page to col. 4

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