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Bennington Banner (Newspaper) - August 15, 1963, Bennington, Vermont Fair and Cool partly Cloudy and Cool tonight lows in Tho 50s. Friday fair and Little change in temperature. Wednesdays High 65 low44. Today at 7 a.m., 47. Precipitation past 24 hours .18 inches. The Constellation delphinus is visible any Clear evening Between Aquilla and cygnus and a Little to the , Vermont thursday August 15, 1963 Banner established 1841. 60th year no. 19,257 Price 7 cents tax Battle currently centers on Issue of dividend credits Washington apr fresh from approving individual and corporate tax cuts the House ways and Means committee plunges today into a stiff party line Battle Over dividend taxation. The Kennedy administration wants to repeal the dividend tax credits which were instituted during the Eisenhower administration. The committee wednesday gave its approval to the heart of president Kennedy s tax program to leave in the hands of individual and corporate taxpayers More than $10.5 billion now paid in taxes. The administration counts on the Cut to boost the Economy and eventually balance the Treasury a books. If the individual tax Cut program survives the fights ahead gof doubts tax Cut in �?T63 any going Home mrs. John f. Kennedy and the president hold hands As they leave Otis air Force base Hospital wednesday. The first lady left Hospital one week after she arrived for premature birth of a son who died two Days later. A photo first lady goes Home to stay there a while Hyannis port mass. Apr first lady Jacqueline Kennedy is Home with her children again and out of the Public spotlight As she prefers to be. At her doctors suggestion she May be Able to stay that Way for the next five months. It May be a month or two before she returns to Washington. I s. Kennedy settled quickly Back nto the summer routine in the big Gray shingled House Quot Bramble Tyde a which the Ken Nedys have rented on Squaw Island Here until sept. 15. Surrounded by her children Caroline 512, and John jr., 21 2, and seven pet dogs she can relax and try to forget the heartache of losing her third child Patrick Bouvier Kennedy who lived less than two Days. Mrs. Kennedy came Home from Otis air Force base Hospital wednesday. Her obstetrician or. John w. Walsh of Washington d a said mrs. Kennedy is making a very satisfactory recovery from the caesarean birth on aug. 7 but suggested Quot in order to insure her Complete rehabilitation and continuing Good health it will be necessary for her to curtail All of her activities and not undertake an official schedule until after the first of the this would take mrs. Kennedy out of Many White House social be ii the okays corps Washington apr Alabama a Sens. Lister Hill and John Sparkman combined with Oklahoma a sen. J. Howard Edmondson to help eke out a Cliff Hanger Senate Victory for president Kennedy a Domestic service corps. When a coalition of republicans and Southern democrats appeared wednesday to have the measure licked by a 44-44 tie Roll Call count administration leaders produced the three democrats to vote Quot yes and record a 47-44 passage total. Functions including state dinners for visiting Heads of state such As two forthcoming ones for emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia and the King and Queen of Afghanistan. It also Means that she will not take part in other activities such As greeting groups or things of that kind. The first lady a plans indicate she will remain Here until the lease on Quot Bramble Tydes expires and then go to the Hammersmith farm Home of her Mother and Stepfather or. And mrs. Hugh. Auchincloss at Newport . Washington apr sen. Harry of Byrd today joined Republican congressional leaders in expressing doubt that Congress will pass a tax reduction Bill this year. Byrd Virginia Democrat who Heads the Senate finance committee which would consider any measure passed by the House said opposition to any immediate tax reduction has been building up to the Point where it is touch and go whether any measure could gain majority support within the group. Beyond that he said in an interview that a prospective Southern filibuster on civil rights legislation May slow committee procedures to the Point where it could not act until late in the year even if a majority supported tax cuts. Byrd opposes any reductions not accompanied by spending cuts he said the administration seems unwilling to make. Quot i just done to know what will happen a he said. Quot but with the committee so divided and the legislative schedule so jammed up it seems doubtful to me that a Bill can be passed. I Don t think Congress is going to want to stay Here All Senate Republican Leader Everett m. Dirksen of Illinois and House gop Leader Charles a. Halleck of Indiana told a news conference wednesday they doubt that a tax Bill will be passed this year. Dirksen said legislative action probably be completed in the Senate until thanksgiving and he indicated he does no to really think Congress will stay in Wash Champlain canal probe Industry is. Recreation by to it r Rysch Burlington a the newly created Vermont Champlain waterway commission brought to life again wednesday the 26-Yearold controversy Over a proposal for an improved water passage from the Hudson River via Lake Champlain to Montreal. It proved to be As hot an Issue As Ever As opponents flocked to the first of a series of Public hearings. The hearing was called to air the subject of possible Lake pollution others will Deal with recreational Craft and tourism economic aspects Mineral development agriculture and general information. After a Day of Strong opinions and often conflicting testimony the commission received a statement of lukewarm interest from gov. Philip h. Boff who warned that Lake Champlain a recreational potential must be weighed against the states need for new jobs and Industry that might be attracted by the waterway. The governor stressed that Vermont must be certain that no pollution is added to Lake Champlain which he termed Quot a Pri kindergarten enrolment is Frozen Here at 155 enrolments in the Bennington graded school districts kindergarten classes this fall will be Frozen at a maximum of 155 youths on aug. 22, school trustees ruled last night but the school Board said it would Quot make every Effort to accommodate youngsters who Register after that school trustees setting the enrolment limit on the recommendation of supt. Allan j. Heath said youngsters who Register after aug. 22 and who Are in excess of the 155 limitation will be placed on a waiting list to be admitted to classes As vacancies occur. The action the Board noted May mean that some Village youths of kindergarten age will not be Able to begin classes Early next month. In the event that a substantial number of youths Are registered in excess of the enrolment restriction trustees indicated they might attempt to secure additional classroom space and another teacher. Heath in presenting the restriction recommendation said the District has reached the saturation Point in terms of facilities and personnel to accommodate the kindergarten program. The administrator said the action was necessary to Quot protect the welfare of All the children and to preserve the health and sanity of their he explained that pre school registrations for the districts two classes each at the Cora b. Whitney kindergarten the St. Peters Parish House kindergarten see kindergarten continued on Page 14 Mary he suggested that the resource management and development Section of his governors planning Council include the proposal in its deliberations Hoff also warned that the Quot Lack of interest of Canada and especially of the province of Quebec toward the plan should be fully explored. He said he has already directed that All state see recreation continued on Page 2 school trustee resigns Totake teaching Post mrs. Reba c. Moninger a member of the Bennington graded school District Board of trustees for 13 years has resigned her position to accept a teaching assignment in the District s elementary school. Mrs. Moninger first elected to the school Board in 1950, is the second Veteran member to leave trustee positions within three months. J. Goodall Hutton of 329 Elm St., elected to the Board in 1947, was Defeated in june in his bid for re election to his third term on the school Board. Mrs. Moninger a withdrawal leaves trustee Franklin Riley As the Board member with the longest service. Riley was first elected in 1948. Board chairman Franklin r. Riley said wednesday night that no Effort will be made to fill mrs. Moninger a seat on the school Board. Noting that by its charter the school Board does not have authority to fill vacancies by appointment Riley said the expense and procedures required in calling a special District meeting to elect a successor advise against such action. He said the Board will operate As a six member Board until next june when the annual District elections Are held. To set the boards delegation to subcommittees at two assignments for each member Riley abolish see school trustee continued on Page 14 in ton that Long. Halleck said the House be Happy if it passed a Bill and the Senate held it Over until next year. The word has gone around the Senate that civil rights will be brought to a showdown after labor Day about the time the House is expected to debate the tax Bill. Whatever moves administration leaders make will be met by civil rights opponents with a filibuster. W Hile the filibuster is on the Senate finance committee can meet Only when the Senate itself is not in session. The House committee approved by a 19-4 vote an across the Board reduction in individual income levies. Rutland or Section set Tobe leased Montpelier apr the state will designate a major portion of the Rutland railway today for Purchase by the Public Servic Board which will lease it to an operating Railroad. The Section is the 140-mile stretch from Burlington through Rutland to White Creek n.y., near North Bennington. The move would result in resumption of service on the Rutland railway for the first time since september 1961. A highly reliable source said More than is million was involved in the Purchase Price with a Down payment of 15 per cent. I Here was no immediate indication of which Railroad would lease the track from the pub. The three connecting carriers Are the Delaware amp Hudson Central Vermont and Boston amp Maine. Quot Short line Quot operators also have shown interest. The Burlington Rutland North Bennington Section has been called by gov. Hoff the most lucrative part of the Rutland railway. Final details of the arrangement were being worked out this morning in Hoff a office by the governor pub chairman Ernest w. Gibson Iii and John carbine Rutland attorney who is a special consultant on the Case. In House and Senate and becomes Law this year some of the reductions would begin to show up in increased take Home pay after next Jan. I. But three congressional leaders have already raised doubts about the programs future. Sen. Harry f. Byrd Virginia Democrat who Heads the Senate finance committee said today he doubts that Congress will approve tax reduction this year. Similar views were expressed wednesday by Senate Republican Leader Everett m. Dirksen of Illinois and House Republican Leader Charles a. Halleck of Indiana. Under the program approved by the House group withholding rates would be trimmed to fit new tax schedules that typically might reduce a $4,000-a-year family Many a tax Bill by $100, a $10,000-a-year Many a by $200. Exact amounts would vary with individual cases but the Treasury estimated a general 20 per cent Cut about i5v2 per cent in the brackets including most taxpayers. The full effect of the reductions would not be Felt until 1965, but two thirds would go into effect next Jan. I. Income tax returns filed next april or earlier would not reflect the new rates because the returns cover 1963 income. Picking up Speed after its months of deliberation Over the Complex tax Bill the committee swiftly approved a corporate rate slash slightly More generous to Small business than the Treasury had recommended. Also approved was a new minimum Standard deduction feature that sweetens the tax Benefit for Low income taxpayers. Such taxpayers could get a larger Standard deduction than the present to per cent up to $1,000 for husband and wife. The new provision would allow $300 for the taxpayer plus $100 for each dependent including his spouse up to $1,000. Thus a Small income and a big family could add up to More than the old to per cent allowance. Some Low income single taxpayers also would Benefit. The Treasury estimated that under the new minimum Standard deduction 1.5 million persons who now pay taxes on Low incomes would be taken entirely off the on the inside an inquiry will be launched into charges of indolence a the Portsmouth Navy Yard Page 2. The . Than Ever Page 3. Soldier is better fed the says a columnist Hazel m. Wills recalls an important week in Bennington in 1877�?Page 4. Noon new York Stock Exchange averages and sales Page 14. Income tax Rolls and their savings would aggregate $310 million a year. The committee approved also a two step reduction of the corporate income tax from the present 52 per cent to 48 per cent and provided for a rearrangement of Normal and surtax rates within this rate so As to give a special break to Small business. Cab turns thumbs Washington apr the civil aeronautics Board formally refused today to renew Northeast a airlines authority to operate Between new York and Florida. The Board announced on july 26 it had tentatively decided against renewal of the route. In the formal decision issued Only half an hour before a Senate aviation subcommittee hear see related Story on Page 6. Ing on the route Case was to open the Board said the future prospects for the operation of Northeast a Florida new York system on a profitable basis Are Remote. It said there is no current need for a third airline competing against Eastern and National airlines in the East coast Florida Market. High level testimony or. Glenn Seaborg. Chairman of the atomic Energy commission wednesday testified before Senate committee on ratification of the limited nuclear test ban treaty. Seaborg told senators that approval of the treaty Mould be Quot in the Best interests of the United a photo Taylor says joint chiefs approve test ban treaty Washington apr Gen. Maxwell d. Taylor testified today that the joint chiefs of staff agreed to support the limited test ban treaty without any pressure or twisting from civilian superiors in the Pentagon. Taylor chairman of the joint chiefs said the top military command was consulted in Advance of the treaty a negotiation and had Complete Access to All cables Between Moscow and Washington while the negotiations Tot place in Russia. Taylor testified at a Public hearing by the Senate foreign relations committee. He had previously told the Senate preparedness subcommittee wednesday that while the treaty had both advantages and disadvantages the top military command believed that on balance it should be ratified by the Senate. Taylor spoke of necessary safeguards in general terms and there were demands from some members of the preparedness group that he submit later More specific views on these safeguards. Members of the Senate armed services committee Are sitting in with the foreign relations committee on the hearings As Are members of the joint Senate House atomic Energy committee. Sen. Richard b. Russell d-ga., chairman of the armed services group told Taylor that senators hear Quot a Good Deal about pressure being brought to Bear on the joint chiefs to support the treaty. He asked if any such pressure took place. Quot not in the sense that you suggest a Taylor replied. He said the Only pressures on the military leadership Are from the Quot services conscience and duty to our but he told Russell As to any pressures from superiors to take that stand Quot no sir definitely Taylor read to the hearing the same statement he had Given the preparedness subcommittee a that the joint chiefs agree that while there Are military risks and disadvantages they approve the pact As Quot compatible with the Security interests of the United he repeated that among the risks in the treaty is the danger of any Quot relaxed military Effort by the United states and our the demand from the preparedness subcommittee for specifics on the necessary safeguards was on motion of sen. Henry m. Jackson a Wash. Jackson reported that Taylor had assured the subcommittee in his closed door testimony that the data could be supplied but that it would take some time to assemble it. . Consulting allies on new East West talks rally Chain of action a negro and White picket who were chained together wednesday in demonstration at site of Mobile school room construction Are loaded into police Van by squads of Chicago police who arrested persons interfering with construction activities. A photo rights gains support local support for the aug. 28 civil rights rally in Washington has been mounting since the announcement wednesday that the Rev. Donald a. Webster associate Rector of St. Peters episcopal Church Here will coordinate a second group of participants in the Quot March on Washington for jobs and Freedom. At the same time the Rev. Lawrence Larrowe coordinator for the Bennington Troy District of the methodist Church said that he is Likely to join the original local civil rights group a the Quot Vermont March for civil rights a bus trip to Washington. The it. Rev. Francis b. Flanagan pastor of St. Francis de sales Catholic Church said this morning that Quot this latest devel see rights rally continued on Page 14 by John m. Hightower Washington apr the United states has started consultation with its nato allies on the next round of Western talks with the soviet Union. Officials Here Hope for the development of a Western negotiating position by the Middle of next month. The target Date arises from the fact that Secretary of state Dean Rusk and the British foreign Secretary lord Home Are schedule chinese claim Nikita belched to please Ike Tokyo apr red China charged today that soviet Premier Khrushchev we shed on a Promise to teach it How to make atomic bombs in order to please president Eisenhower at the Camp David talks four year Sago. In a biting statement broadcast by the new China news Agency a Quot spokesman for the chinese government said the soviet Union on june 20,1959, Quot when there was not yet the slightest sign of a treaty on stopping nuclear tests refused to provide China with a Sample of an atomic bomb and technical data concerning its the statement said this Quot unilaterally Tore up the agreement on new technology for National defense concluded Between China and the soviet Union on oct. 15, 1957.�?� Quot this was done As a presentation gift at the time the soviet Leader Premier Khrushchev went to the United states for talks with Eisenhower a a the statement asserted. Raising a new Angle in the Moscow peking feud the red chinese spokesman charged that soviet leaders Quot would not hesitate to obliterate the International position of communist East Germany. The new chinese blast against soviet participation in the limited test ban treaty said soviet Possession of a nuclear Arsenal was no excuse for preventing other communist nations from acquiring their own stockpiles. De to meet soviet foreign minister Andrei a. Gromyko in new York about the time of the . General Assembly opening sept. 18. Meanwhile East West diplomatic talks on the shape of the next round and on specific problems which May be dealt with in an Effort to Lessen cold War tensions Are expected to go Forward also on three other fronts in the disarmament talks at Geneva in meetings Between state department officials and the soviet ambassador in Washington and in discussions Between the foreign office and the . Ambassador in Moscow. So far two sets of problems have been clearly defined As being Likely to figure in the next round. Soviet Premier Khrushchev has called repeatedly for an East West no aggression pact. President Kennedy and Rusk have countered this with proposals that the soviet Union should agree to measures for reducing the possibility of conflict Over Berlin and for limiting the dangers of Surprise attack. Pair arrested for train heist London apr two men were held today on charges in connection with Britain a great train robbery and a Man and two women were detained for investigation. Police said a Large sum of Money a reportedly about 100,000 pounds $280,000 a had been recovered. Two men both about 45, were arrested wednesday night in Bournemouth a resort on England a South coast. Police said a considerable sum of Money was found in a car and later another car was found about a mile away with a Large sum of Money in it. The men were to be taken today to Buckinghamshire the county in which the Bandit gang held up the Glasgow Fondon mail train and escaped with 2.5 million pounds $7 million in currency. The other Man and two women were picked up in London

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