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Bennington Banner (Newspaper) - April 21, 1966, Bennington, Vermont Scattered s halves Cloudy with scattered showers and thundershowers and mild tonight. Low temperatures in the 50s. Showers ending Early Friday followed by Clearing and turning colder. Yesterdays High 46 Low 42. Today at 7 ., 46. Total precipitation 24 hours .01 Inch. Sunset 6 42 . Sunrise 4 58 Benning Bennington Banner thursday pril 21, 1966 Anner weekly founded in 1811, daily 1903. No. 20,048 to cents Pownal women fight blight Sukarno vows to continue As Active indonesian Leader Roadside scenery this is some of the blight that Mars the natural Beauty of Pownal Valley. The pile of junk be easily seen by motorists entering Vermont on . 7, an a edifying Welcome to can those touring the a beckoning Grimm club launches clean up Campaign by is Aney la. Otis Pownal a incensed by a recent Banner photo showing a blight on their Community a the �?oscenic1 Gateway to Pownal at the Vermont Massachusetts line a a group of women Here have decided to do something about it. They be already organized As the Pownal Garden cd i but they Are urging the whole town to pitch in and help with the big clean up. Founder of the club mrs. Byron Barber says a that picture got my Irish up. Pownal used to be noted for its Good looks. But look what its noted for now. Mrs. Barber referred to Matching Page one photos in the april 2 edition of the Banner that showed the welcoming sign on . 7 a a you Are entering Scenic Pownal Valley Gateway to Vermont a and simultaneously the welcoming eyesore a dilapidated building surrounded by assorted accumulated old boards. Mrs. Barber quickly enlisted the Ald of her daughter in Law mrs. John Barber who was As upset As she about the need for Spring cleaning in Pownal. With to other interested women they got together last thursday with Hep. Kenalene Collins for a luncheon organizational meeting but they were so Busy making plans to rid Pownal of safety and health hazards As Well As the eyesores that they did no to even have time to elect officers. The club decided planting and sprucing up areas around Public buildings such As the Pownal Center firehouse and the Pownal Center Church would be part of the plan. Rep. Collins urged the group to gain co operation of All groups in town from the Board of selectmen Down to the boy scouts who have already started an Antl litter Campaign. Mrs. Collins commended the clubs efforts and urged the members to get involved with Region Al planning As an Early step in the race against blight. Less than a week later a yesterday in fact Vermont development department commissioner Elbert g. Moulton came Down from Montpelier and promised the club his help. He and the women went in person to View the state a Gateway and deplored the singular Lack of Beauty. A this Isnit the Only place in Vermont that looks this Way a he said. The club inspired took an other step. They scheduled a planning meeting with county Extension agent John Page which will be held in less than two weeks. Formal meetings of the group which aspires to 25 charter members will be held monthly at the Homes of the women who belong. But Public meetings and be planning some will see launches Page 16, col. 5 Jakarta up a indonesian president Sukarno acknowledged today for the first time that he was being pressed to become a figurehead Leader but vowed Quot god willing i am still and will continue to be actively actively actively the the 64-year-old president told his new Antl communist Cabinet Stafford disagrees w Ith Ford Washington up a rep. Robert t. Stafford r vt., quietly disagreed Here wednesday with a charge by House Republican Leader Gerald Ford of Michigan that there has been a a shocking mismanagement of the Viet Nam War Effort. Ford last week said the shortage of 750-Pound bombs was a Good example of the a shocking mismanagement and that the tie up of shipping in vietnamese harbours was a a National Stafford who just completed a 10-Day tour of South Viet Nam with four other members of the House armed services committee said a from our observations and from the response to our very specific questions i can say there were no shortages of food clothing supplies or ordnance a and that includes he added that he saw nothing in Viet Nam to support Fords charges. Stafford admitted that there were undoubtedly some shipping tie in the past and the rapid military buildup a May have attributed to some of the shortages along the on bombs Stafford said said a there were times when some bombs had to be substituted for a different Type. That he would never surrender his Broad authority for a purely symbolic role As Indonesia chief of state. A there Are those who want to set me up i know they mean Well As a constitutional Monarch a he said. A they mean Well and Tell me to just sit quietly on my throne and they will do the a i Don t want to be made a King a he thundered. A i done to want to be told to sit quietly on my throne and to be Safe. I did not sacrifice 50 years of my life to be a King of Kings a he said. It was the first meeting the indonesian Leader and the 30-member Cabinet since Sukar not a leftist dominated 100-Man Cabinet was dissolved by army strongman it. Gen. Suharto during the military takeover last month. Leaders of the anti communist militant student action association Kami have been demanding a government review of All political Detainee cases and immediate exoneration and release of prisoners not convicted of specific crimes. They were joined today by the popular Antl communist military Leader Gen. Abdel Haris Nasution commander of the a crush Malaysia Campaign in a petition to the de Gaulle rejects deadline Extension Paris up a president Charles de Gaulle will reject president Johnson a demands for two More years to move american troops and bases out of France and insist on his original deadline of next april i French government sources said today. De Gaulle a rejection will be spelled it it in a note expect. Be handed to . Amass a or Charles e. Bohlen Friday. It will re Ylo Johnson a note of april 12 which declared that haste in ending . Military activities in France a could jeopardize the Security interests of All members of the North Atlantic Alliance and said two years beyond de Gaulle a deadline would be needed to accomplish an orderly withdrawal. Government sources discussed plans for the new note after the government soundly Defeated a motion in parliament wednesday seeking to censure de Gaulle a nato policy. The censure motion needed 242 votes out of parliament s total membership of 482 deputies to bring Down the government and Force new elections. It got Only 137. Only those opposition members who favored censuring the pullout voted. The vote came after a speech by prime minister Georges Pompidou who made it Clear that de Gaulle will go ahead with his timetable. Attorney general Caling for Rule by Law and Justice in the prosecution of political crimes. In the petition Nasution charged that Many persons now in prison were arrested without formal charge on the basis of accusations by agents working directly under the pro peking sex foreign minister sub Andrio who has been placed under a protective custody by the military. 73-year- lid suffers severe Burns North Bennington a an elderly Man was severely burned this morning when a bucket of tar he was apparently heating exploded. Rushed to Putnam memorial Hospital by the Bennington Rescue squad was Herman m. Jack Simmons 73, of 40 main St. The Accident happened about to of clock at Simmons Home near Huntington a garage. Mrs. Frederick Simmons whose husband is a brother of the injured Man and who lives next door said Simmons was found lying on the ground with his clothes burning. She said she did not know exactly How the Accident happened but that Simmons a had been doing something with the tar. Mrs. Simmons said the Man was burned on his arms and face. She said he had not been Able to describe How the Accident happened. Hospital authorities described Simmons condition As he received emergency treatment before being transferred to Albany medical Center. Snelling announces candidacy for i >1 nomination for governor Montpelier up a Richard Snelling a 39-year-old Shelburne businessman has announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for governor. Snelling said wednesday he had arrived at the decision after a lengthy consideration of the present circumstances of both my party and my he said Many republicans have predicted a Republican cannot win this year but he added a men make the Odds. The Odds do not make Snelling said Vermont needs a the prudent practical and progressive leadership of a Republican Board picks Viereck As new principal Philip Viereck Well known local sixth Grade teacher wednesday night was selected As the new principal of the Molly Stark and Beech Street schools by the joint Board of directors of the new Bennington school District inc. Viereck who was hired at a salary of $9,000, will be taking the place of the acting principal mrs. Therese Goodermote who has been serving in the Post since the death last september of principal w. Philip Walker. Viereck 40, received his Bachelor of arts degree from Dartmouth College in 1948 and a master of education degree from Plymouth state College in new Hampshire in 1957. Prior to coming to Bennington in 1954, Viereck had teaching and school administrative experience in two school systems in Alaska. From 1954 to 1959 he taught at the Bennington elementary school from 1959 to 1962 he taught at Bennington High school and from 1962 to the present he has been teaching again at the Bennington elementary school. He has been an Active member of the Vermont education association and has contributed a number of articles and poems to professional journals. He is also i or in i. He said gov. Philip h. Hoff a Democrat has contributed a great service a in Awakening Vermont to a thousand but he said Hoff a has shortchanged those who elected him because he has not even begun to deliver the promised Snelling first of his party to announce for the govern ship said he has a no illusions that my candidacy will be greeted with Universal the most important elements in winning the gubernatorial election Are a the ability and willingness to carry to the people a Clear Story of what is happening in the asked what his Campaign tactics would be Snelling said a i plan to meet with every vermonter. My Campaign expenses will primarily be for tires and Snelling declined to name any republicans factions or even to speculate on who he expects May oppose him in a gop primary. Snelling never made it a secret that he was eyeing the governors chair but admitted that his enthusiasm had dwindled the last two weeks because he saw a a Lack of response by party Snelling said he expected Hoff . Fights cigarette bootlegging Phillip Viereck the author of four books for children. He and his wife and four children make their Home in Shaftsbury. His administration of the Molly Stark elementary grades will also include the nearby Hicks school now being rented to carry overflow enrolment. Albany . A More than $1 million in taxes and penalties have been levied against cigarette bootleggers in the fiscal year which ended March 31 according to Joseph h. Murphy state tax commissioner. A total of 14 million cigarettes were seized in 653 raids and the commissioner reported that counterfeit tax Stamps were found on 88 of the cases investigated. Bootleggers Purchase cigarettes at Low prices in Southern states and smuggle them into new York where prices Are higher because of taxes. Ric hard Snelling to run for a third terms and win it. However he bitterly at tacked those who have said a Republican cannot possibly win this year. A there Are those who say republicans should this year default on their obligation to present to the people of Vermont a meaningful contest a he said. He added a those who would concede 1966 without a fight Are twice four other republicans have announced they will not seek the nomination. Only rep. Reid Lefevre of Manchester remains among the original list of potential opponents of Snelling. Lefevre no fan of Snelling has not indicated whether he will run but close sources said they doubt he will. Other republicans who have joined the political sidelines Are former state treasurer George Amidon of Montpelier sen. Winston l. Prouty Lyman s. Rowell vice president of the University of Vermont and rep. Tenaline Collins of Readsboro. Snelling said he would try to create a a framework of Unity in the party. When asked what kind of government Vermont needs most he said a the prudent practical and progressive leadership of a Republican Snelling emphasized that he wanted to help Lead the state into the 20th Century that Hoff promised he would do four years ago. He noted that the future of Vermont a depends greatly on what has taken place in the past. This is the Way of Snelling who has criticized state gop officials off and on for the past two years also opened up a Little More wednesday. A whoever is to accept the burdens and responsibilities of offering the leadership republicans throughout the state have been crying for a he said a must first earn that role by exposing both a philosophy and a specific program worthy of the support of All republicans and All open minded democrats and Snelling a member of the 1959 Vermont House is chairman of the Chittenden county gop committee and a member of both the state gop committee and executive committee. He is married and the father of two sons an two daughters. He was born in Allentown pa., attended the University of Havana in Cuba and Lehigh University. He was graduated from Harvard in 1948. Hits Pacific confronted his fist clenched in anger a Young vietnamese confronts pacifist Bradford Lyttle during press conference wednesday in Saigon by the members of an american anti War group visiting Viet Nam. The Rev. A. J. Muste 81-year-old chairman of the committee for non violent action raises his hand to try to Calm the disputants. Up peace seekers kicked out of Viet Hong Kong up a six tired and angry american pacifists arrived Here today from Saigon and charged the South vietnamese government with sending egg throwing vietnamese students to harass Rupert Mari s son involved in peace trip to Saigon Chicago up a among six americans who Are in Viet Nam encouraging United states withdrawal from the War is a Young Man whose father is a former congressman for Vermont according to his wife. Mrs. Jean Meyer 33, whose husband Karl 28, is a member of the committee for non violent action said wednesday Meyer has a Long history of protest activity. Mrs. Meyer said her husband had been jailed several times including a six month sentence for his part in demonstrations against a military base at Omaha neb., in 1959. He also participated in a san Francisco to Moscow a peace walk in 1961, mrs. Meyer said. Mrs. Meyer said her husband was born in Wisconsin and attended elementary and High school in West Rupert it. His father is a forester and served one term in Congress in i960. The Meyers who live in a housing project in Chicago have been married three years and have one child. Mrs. Meyers parents live in Canton 111., and she attended High school in Sharon a. She said she also attended Vanderbilt University. Another of the six pacifists is miss Barbara Demming 48, a graduate of Bennington College. A new yorker who now lives in welled mass., on Cape cod she is a editor of liberation a pacifist Magazine published in new York. Them before kicking them out of the country. They also accused the . Embassy in Saigon of refusing their appeals for help. Group Leader a. J. Muste of new York told newsmen at an Airport news conference that they had telephoned the american embassy today for help to prevent their ouster from South Viet Nam but a we never heard the pacifists claimed that vietnamese police prevented them from staging an anti War demonstration at the . Embassy arrested them and put them on the first available plane out of the country. Referring to the incident w. M. Davidson of Haverford pa., said a fall the youths sent out to throw things at us was a on sided Story. This was a government arranged All but one of the pacifists plan to return Home after spending two Days in Tokyo. The sixth Karl Meyer of Chicago said he planned to try to get a visa in Tokyo for Cambodia so he could a explore the attitude there and ask the support of the people there for peace in Viet besides Muste an 81-year-old presbyterian minister and father of the ban the bomb movement the group also included two women. The pacifists were arrested in Saigon when they defied a government order not to picket the . Embassy. The five arrested and the sixth member of the group who police picked up separately were taken to the Tan in Nhut Airport jail where they waited for More than four hours for the next flight out of the country. When police hustled the pacifists on to the american Airliner newsmen tried to see Viet Page 16, col. 8 on the inside an editorial says the proposed Public Park is a Community project a Page 4. New Golf course is planned in Manchester Page 8. Quot Dorset principal will coordinate programs for the disadvantaged Page 8

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