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Bennington Banner (Newspaper) - August 9, 1963, Bennington, Vermont Cloudy showers fair tonight with increasing cloudiness and possible thundershowers. Saturday Cloudy with showers and cooler. Thursdays High 83 Low 57. Today at 7 ., 59. Total precipitation past 24 hours .21 inches. At to tonight there will be a conjunction of Jupiter and the Bennington Vermont Friday August 9, 1963 Samv a it a i Banner established 1841. 60th year no. 19,252 Price 7 cents eduction task Force report inequality cited in states schools Kennedy infant Dies of a lung ailment by Tyler Resch Randolph Center a the major finding of gov. Hoff so education task Force is that Vermont does not provide Equality of educational Opportunity. In its report thursday to the annual farm Industry Day conference the five member panel issued some preliminary findings which will form the basis of recommendations to be sent to next Winters special legislative session. Headed by John g. Kristensen of Guilford a member of the state Board of education the panel is composed of Harold Raynolds of Pomfret chairman of the Board of education Robert m. Wilson of Bennington a car dealer and former school director mrs. Ellen Mckibben of South Burlington former state president of the league of women voters and William o. Moeser a Springfield attorney. Each issued an individual report on his own assigned Field based on the results of dozens of interviews with educators and news in Brief Washington apr there is a firm belief in diplomatic circles that the United states and communist Hungary will resume full diplomatic relations probably by the end of this summer. The belief persists despite state department denials. Relations Between the two Sank to a Low Point in 1956 after russian troops crushed the hungarian revolt. The american minister Edward t. Wailes refused to present his credentials to the russian backed government. Since then a charge do affairs has headed the . Legation Day Steps out Washington apr j. Edward Day Steps out of political life today after 21/2 years As postmaster general. On his last Day on the Job there Wasny to even a promising Rumor afloat As to who will succeed him. Informed sources said president Kennedy Hasni to decided on a successor. Speculation arose that the new postmaster general might be a negro first Ever to hold a Cabinet Post. Vie Nam raid Saigon Viet Nam apr the government claimed today 57 communist guerrillas were killed thursday while trying to overrun a government Hamlet 75 Miles West of Here. The report said a Large enemy unit attacked a strategic Hamlet called Binh Phu Long shortly after Dawn. A civil guard unit was sent to relieve the besieged Hamlet and engaged the Viet Cong about a mile from the town. Air strikes also were called in. Laymen during biweekly meetings this year. It was Raynolds who concluded that a Vermont does not provide Equality of educational Opportunity for All its he said elementary classes in Vermont vary from 18 to 50 in size and that the states 83 Junior High High schools Range from 38 pupils Middletown Springs to 1,286 Brattleboro Union High school for grades 7-12. Using charts Raynolds told How in these 83 High schools Only 70 teach a Basic biology course 54 a Basic chemistry course and Only 18 physics. Of the 83, 70 teach French i 65 French ii 45 French m and 14 French in. Teaching latin i Are 63 High schools while 56 teach latin ii 14 latin Iii and none fourth year latin. In math 80 teach algebra i 62 algebra ii 56 plane geometry and 25 trigonometry. Raynolds reviewed the courses required by top colleges and asked How some Vermont schools can provide the background necessary for College Entrance. He noted that the state spends about $6 million annually on education while it spends $47 million on highways and wondered whether Vermont would be willing to make do with bumpy roads for a year reverse these figures and boost the level of education. Invariably Raynolds noted the larger High schools have better equipment bigger libraries higher salaries More vocational facilities and lower dropout rates. But he added that a this does not mean All Large schools Are better than All Small it depends too on the administration leadership and teachers. Mrs. Mckibben reported she feels that a curriculum should neither solely at the dropouts nor at the 35 per cent who go on to higher education. She also concluded that the states see deficiencies continued on Page 2 lonely president his new born child in a Boston Hospital president Kennedy seems deep in meditation As he sits alone in car after visit to his wife Jacqueline at Otis air Force base Hospital thursday. The baby died Early today. A photo tragedy of birth and death began during Cape cod Outing Hyannis port mass a a pleasant Cape cod Outing triggered the historic birth and death tragedy of first lady Jacqueline Kennedy a third child. Mrs. Kennedy had no inkling of the trouble ahead when she set out for Osterville wednesday morning so her Little daughter Caroline 5v2, could take a ride on her favorite Pony Macaroni. Included in the expedition was her bouncy Little son John jr., who was born prematurely a Little More than 2vi years ago in an emergency similar to the one which occurred this week. But there was no hint Femer Union Board is Likely to keep same architects it. Anthony Union school District directors thursday night postponed a decision on continuing the services of the architects collaborative tac in development of a new proposal for a Union High school building. But the general feeling at the meeting indicated that the Board is in the end Likely to keep the same architects. Tac Cambridge mass., was design consultant to the 1962-63 Board of directors whose proposal for a new High school building was twice Defeated by Union District voters. Board chairman John h. Williams set sept. 12 As a new decision Date on the question. But he indicated that if directors Felt prepared to take action before Wall Street reacts calmly j to Mutual funds critique new York a tensions abated in Wall Street today following the final report in the first exhaustive investigation of securities Market practices since the 1930s. But brokers Mutual fund managers and others in the securities business recognized there probably will be tighter supervision from Washington and some changes in ways of doing things. Except possibly for the Mutual fund segment the financial Community found Little unexpected thursday in the third report on the two year inquiry by a special staff of the securities and sex Hange commission. Sharp criticism was levelled at High pressure tactics used by some salesmen of Mutual fund shares notably part timers said to have employed highly emotional appeals playing on a fear Pride and the report also questioned sales fee collection patterns in the Sale of contractual instalment plans methods of routing brokerage business by some funds and what it deemed potential conflict of interest situations that could favor insiders Over share owners. The Federal investigators added to earlier recommendations for a closer Sec rein on self regulation of organized securities markets such As the new York and american Stock exchanges. In a letter of transmittal to Congress Sec chairman Wil Liam l. Cary indicated the next step will be a series of meetings with securities Industry leaders. These would seek an Accord on additional controls and improvements especially those within the Powers of the Sec the Stock exchanges Mutual fund Industry and the National association of Security dealers which oversees the Over the counter Market for unlisted stocks. Cary said he had no plans to ask for legislation at this session of Congress but a couple of proposals would be advanced next year. on the inside new England a congressional delegation will petition the cab not to cancel Northeast airlines Florida route a Page 2. The tenth and last article in the a deepening crisis series tells of the reasonable White southerners dilemma Page 3. There May be some Good to come out the silly new Vermont meals tax after All says an editorial a Page 4. Bennington a 18 Miles of paved highways Are termed an a adequate amount for the town to support a Page 5. A the marriage go round opened last night at Dorset. William Gilbert reviews it a Page 6. That Date they should do so. Tac representatives Allan Chapman and Joel Maybank answered questions about the scope of further services by the firm and fee and contractual arrangements. The move to put off a decision on tac appeared to Stem from uncertainties in some directors minds Over costs of additional services by the firm and need for prior decisions in other areas of school planning. Edma a. Riley expressed concern Over the costs of tac services. He said the firm a which received $27,000 for its preliminary design work a has been he thought the firm should be willing to make some concessions in seeing the Board through to a successful Bond Issue vote. He thought a proposal acceptable to voters would never be realized if the Board continued with tac on a fee policy As in the 1962-63 program. Riley initially suggested that for a fixed fee the firm should be willing to do the necessary design work for the new proposal. Chapman doubted that the firm could agree to an arrangement under which the work to be provided was so unspecified. Riley however appeared to accept Chapmans suggestion that a contract could be negotiated for a fixed fee once directors have decided on the program and site. If a new site and Only minor revisions Are involved Chapman said that most of the planning to Date could be salvaged. In that Case he said additional design work would probably Cost $5,000 to $12,000. He said the firm would try to keep additional costs to a minimum. Several directors Felt that tac has indicated its willingness to meet the Board More than Halfway. In favor of tac David Adler noted that the Board would lose the tacos already paid for familiarity with the boards educational program if a different architect is hired. To get Back to the same preliminary design stage with another firm he said would probably Cost another $25,-000. Williams and mrs. Marian Taylor said that it is important to have an architect to assist in making decisions in other areas of school planning. They agreed see Union Board continued on Page 12 gency on the Balmy Day As the family drove to the farm like area of the Seaside resort where the Kennedy family keeps some horses for Riding mrs. Kennedy a favorite sport. Mrs. Kennedy who had been taking special care during her latest pregnancy was not doing any Riding wednesday. She was a smiling Spectator As her children enjoyed themselves. About la ., though she suddenly started having pain. From a personal experience with miscarriages and birth emergencies she knew at once what it might be. The 34 year old first lady wasted no time. She headed Back for the Squaw Island Home the family had rented for the summer on Cape cod. She asked a Friend meanwhile to notify her doctor Grey haired 50-year-old Washington gynaecologist John w. Walsh who had Given up his lucrative practice for the month of August to be on vacation standby at Hyannis port should he be needed. By the time mrs. Kennedy reached her Home the efficient and confident or. Walsh was there. He concurred that it was time to get to a Hospital in a hurry. All the careful plans the doctor and his patient had made for this delivery now began to pay off. Since mrs. Kennedy was to have a caesarean birth a her fourth a or. Walsh and White House associate physician or. Janet Travell had prepared in Advance the Hospital at Otis air Force base. Now just such an emergency was at hand. Otis fab went on the Alert at 11 28 ., dispatching a helicopter to pick up mrs. Kennedy from her Squaw Island Home and whisk her to the Hospital. She was there within 20 minutes. Meanwhile a team of to air Force doctors had been summoned to the surgery Wing to get ready. The baby weighing 4 pounds iov2 ounces and measuring 17 inches in length was born at 12 52 . By what was described As a Normal caesarean operation. Mrs. Kennedy was quickly be ported to be doing Fine and she progressively showed signs of an excellent recovery White House press spokesmen said. The Little boy however faced an Uphill fight from the Start. The first sign was his Quick baptism in the surgery room. Such a baptism is not uncommon in premature births of Catholic babies and one reason is a possible fear that they May not survive. In this Case Little Patrick born five and one half weeks prematurely soon developed an ailment fairly common in such births a failure of under developed lungs to function normally. Sheltering of s Elkhorn neb. Apr thirty Guernsey cows and a Bull went underground this week to begin a two week test of How animals would react to living in a nuclear fallout shelter. The test is being conducted by j. Gordon Roberts an Omaha Dairyman in a $35,000 shelter erected in 1961 at Roberts Dairy farm near Elkhorn. Boston apr the new son of president and mrs. Kennedy died in the dark predawn hours today. The president stood Only a few feet away when his songs heart failed. The Kennedy baby died of Hyaline membrane disease the Boston children a Hospital medical Center announced late this morning. Pierre Salinger White House press Secretary read the Hospital statement which follows a the president of the United states has authorized the Hospital president flies to wife a Side Otis air Force base mass. Apr a sorrowing president Kennedy arrived at his wife a Hospital bedside today to share with her the Heartbreak of their infant songs death. The president was accompanied by his brother atty. Gen. Robert Kennedy. It was not known whether mrs. Kennedy yet was aware that baby Patrick Bouvier Kennedy had died in the Early hours after Only 39 hours and 12 minutes of life. In marked contrast to the tragic occasion the presidential helicopter settled Down in the Bright Sunshine. It was the end of a sad journey for the chief executive to the bedside of his wife who had been through two Days of worry after the caesarean birth of her third child. The president completed his journey to the Hospital in a big White convertible. Contrary to his usually informal open manner of travel on Cape cod the president Rode concealed beneath the cards Black Canvas top. He and his brother had to pass see president continued on Page 12 to make a simple statement on the cause of death of Patrick Bouvier Kennedy. A the attending physician certified to the diagnosis of prematurity and Hyaline membrane disease. A the death certificate was signed by or. James Hughes of the children a medical Center. A the diagnosis was jointly arrived at by All of the attending tragic news to i s a Rte too much of a Strain on his tiny heart. Salinger indicated that mrs. Kennedy recuperating from the caesarean delivery at Otis air Force base Hospital where the child was born prematurely wednesday was not advised of her songs death. The president was due to leave Boston at 9 15 To carry the in Hyaline membrane disease a thin membrane forms Over the microscopic air sacs of the lungs and inhibits their ability to pass on oxygen to the blood. Presidential press Secretary Pierre Salinger summoned newsmen hastily at 4 26 To Tell them that Patrick Bouvier Kennedy Only 39 hours and 12 minutes old died at 4 04 Private funeral services will be held tomorrow at a time and place to be announced later. The president stood near the huge breathing device that held his son when doctors told him the struggle to keep breathing proved at the Hospital Wing where mrs. Kennedy slept increasing guards shooed newsmen away from the door. The president spent the night in special quarters of the Boston children a Hospital medical Cen Ter. Yesterday afternoon doctors placed the child in the hyperbaric chamber a submarine like device 31 feet Long and 8 feet in diameter to Aid his lungs to breathe. The apparatus is the Only one of its kind in existence. A the struggle of the baby boy to keep breathing was too much see Kennedy infant continued on Page 12 . Asked to show Security in test ban Washington apr republicans Are demanding president Kennedy prove his claim that the limited nuclear test ban treaty will increase . Security. The proof will be sought when military and scientific experts Are questioned in hearings on the treaty said Republican Leader Everett m. Dirksen of Illinois. In sending the pact to the Senate thursday Kennedy said the ban on atmospheric space and underwater blasts a will assure the Security of the United states better than continued unlimited testing on both the United states could make Rusk Khrushchev Confer on cold War differences gaga .s.r. Apr . Secretary of state Dean Rusk and soviet Premier Khrushchev sat Down today for a shirt sleeve conference on cold War issues at the premieres luxurious estate overlooking the Black sea. Rusk arrived in gaga thursday. After a night at a government guest House he drove in an open convertible to the estate. Khrushchev and his family awaited the american Cabinet member in the estates recreation building. The Premier walked Down the Steps of the building with two of his Small grandsons Vanya and Nikita flanking him. The Premier introduced the boys to the Secretary and warmly greeted members of rusks party. They included assistant Secretary of state Richard Davis . Ambassador Foy d. Kohler Llewellyn Thompson former ambassador to Moscow and now rusks top advisor on soviet affairs and their wives. Khrushchev Doodna tiredly lined up with his guests on the Steps for a dozen russian and american photographers. After the picture taking Khrushchev led Rusk to the second floor veranda of the recreation building. Conference tables had been set up facing the Sun bathed Black sea. Rusk flew Here thursday from the Baltic seaport of Leningrad making a 30-minute Stop in Moscow to pick up russian foreign minister Andrei Gromyko. Khrushchev and Rusk were sex see cold War continued on Page 12 Scotland Yard is clueless in greatest robbery Ever London apr Scotland Yard and police forces of 14 countries searched today for the gang that pulled off history a greatest train robbery but if they had any clues they kept them secret. Several British newspapers said the total loss in the ambushing thursday of the Glasgow Lon Don mail train May reach 3 million pounds $8.4 million. A Scotland Yard spokesman said the police Are still working on the basis that the haul was something Over one million pounds $2.8 million. A total of 35,000 pounds $98,000 was offered in Reward Money by the Post office and insurance companies. The gang of about 15 masked bandits halted the 10-coach a a travelling Post office before Dawn on a lonely stretch of Countryside 40 Miles Northwest of London. The bandits overpowered the two train crewmen in the locomotive held postal Sorters in the first two coaches at Bay and escaped with 120 bags of registered mail including gems and quantities of negotiable banknotes. A it was a brilliantly planned operation a said a senior police officer. It was the first successful robbery of a mall train in the 125 years the travelling Post offices have been in operation. Police were convinced that the gang had been told when and where to strike by an employee of either the Post office or the government operated railroads. The see Merrie England continued on Page 12 Leet behind by Britain a mail train robbers mail bags left behind by bandits who robbed the Glasgow London mail train thursday Are unloaded by Post office and railway workers from uncoupled coaches at Cheddington England. The bandits uncoupled two coaches of the train and made Yff with More than too bags of registered mail which one official said might be Worth As much As 2 million pounds $5.6 million. A photo further Progress in its weapons program if atmospheric tests were continued the president said but a so would the soviet Union and indeed so could other he continued in the 1,500-word message a it should be remembered that Only one atomic test was required to Complete the development of the Hiroshima bomb. Clearly the Security of the United states the Security of All Mankind is increased if such tests Are underground tests Are not barred and the president has said they will be continued. Later talking to reporters Dirksen said a i presume that the president is fully prepared through necessary witnesses to fortify his averment that our Security will be enhanced instead of impaired by the provisions of this the treaty was signed in Moscow monday by the United states Britain and the soviet Union. To take effect it must be approved by two thirds of the Senate. In Washington Moscow and London thursday officials of 34 other nations signed the pact. It is expected to pick up More signatures today and saturday. The state department says 62 nations have announced they intend to sign and More than too Are expected to do so eventually. After Kennedy sent the treaty to the Senate it was referred immediately to the Senate foreign relations committee where Public hearings will Start monday in the big caucus room of the old Senate office building. Secretary of state Dean Rusk flanked by undersecretary w. Averell Harriman who negotiated the agreement in Moscow and William c. Roster director of control and disarmament will open the administrations presentation. On tuesday Secretary of defense Robert s. Mcnamara will testify. Members of the Senate armed services committee and the Senate members of the joint atomic Energy committee will sit in on the sessions. Dirksen made his Call for proof of . Security after sen. Barry Coldwater r-ariz., told the Senate that the record on which the treaty must stand or fall Lias yet to be made. Coldwater said the Senate must see treaty continued on Page 12 Thresher less slowing Navy s Polaris program Cape canaveral Fla. Apr the tragedy of the nuclear submarine Thresher is slowing Navy plans for a Quick buildup of the Polaris submarine Fleet. Officials estimate a five month Holdup while modifications Are made to Polaris subs now being assembled in boatyards. The changes Are being made in Hopes of preventing a recurrence of the disaster which Sank the Thresher last april to with loss of 129 lives. Although the Thresher was not a Polaris submarine the Navy decided to a reschedule construct see Polaris continued on Page 12 a

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