Bennington Banner Newspaper Archives Aug 20 1963, Page 1

Low-resolution version. To view a high quality image

Start Free Trial
Bennington Banner (Newspaper) - August 20, 1963, Bennington, Vermont Clear and warmer rain followed by Clearing with Little temperature change tonight. Wednesday fair and warmer. Mondays High 75 Low 56. Today at 7 ., 58. Total precipitation past 24 hours .45 inches. The principal stars in Sagittarius in the Southern sky Are Kaus Australia and nun i. Bennington o in Bennington Vermont tuesday August 20, 1963 Anner established 1841. 60th year no. 19,261 Price 7 cents Drill moves slowly underground to Rescue trapped miners Shaft could go through by tonight or tomorrow Here show it was in Kentucky in �?T25 editors note the Rutland heralds assistant state editor William Burke Willer kaons the problems faced by the Rescue teams at Hazelton pa., seeking to save three trapped miners. Miller covered the efforts to Rescue Floyd Collins in a Kentucky Cave 38 years ago while reporting for the Louisville courier journal and was awarded a pulitzer prize for his accounts. Here he gives some opinions on the similarities a and differences a in the two operations. By William Birke Miller Rutland apr the expert mine workers at Hazelton pa., Are in a Tough spot now that they know their fellow workers Are alive and in Contact. It recalls the Start of a Shaft 38 years ago in Kentucky above the spot where Floyd Collins Lay trapped by a 50 Pound Stone on his left leg which was in a Crevice. In Kentucky the area is largely made up of Limestone but there is some Sandstone which is almost As treacherous As Quicksand once any particle of it is broken away from the mass. It then dissolves and fills whatever open area is beneath it. At Hazelton where mining is a Way of life Wood shoring can precede each Cut or drilling. This Means placing heavy timbers upright in a Cut and placing other lighter logs or boards above or in front of the workers As they continue to probe. It is not unlike the Metal Shields used when a River is tunnelled. At Sand Cave ky., the late h. T. Carmichael superintendent of the Kentucky Rock Asphalt co., of Bowling Green tried to sink an eight foot Square Shaft to Collins surveyed to be approximately 65 feet below the surface. This decision was made almost a week after Collins had been trapped. Up until two Days before the Shaft was started Contact could be made with Collins through the wild Cave passage he had travelled before he was trapped. When a Cave in above him of Sandstone made it impossible to reach him the Shaft was decided upon. See Kentucky continued on Page to blankets Rescue workers make tight Roll of a Blanket lashed with Cord to drop Down 6-Inch Access tube to Hazleton pa., Coal miners trapped last tuesday. Shaft opening is visible at right Center. Rescue operations Are continuing cautiously. A photo Bear Hup and kisses Tito hails Khrushchev for thwarting calamity Belgrade Yugoslavia apr soviet Premier Khrushchev flew into Belgrade today and rushed into the outstretched arms of yugoslav president Tito. Wives of the two leaders stood by As Khrushchev ran five or six Steps from his plane and Flung himself into Tito a arms. Khrushchev and Tito greeted one another like Long lost Brothers with a cordial Bear hug and kisses on the Cheeks. There was no sign of the past animosities that had frequently scarred relations Between them on the inside sen. Aiken proposes a Reservoir in the Northeast kingdom to stimulate the regions Economy a Page 2. All economic cures tried thus far have failed to curb unemployment observes columnist Marquis Childs a Page 4. Brother sister play at Southern Center a Page 5. Violinists to Vermont Art president Kennedy is considering going West to see about conserving some natural resources and some votes a Page 8. Since Khrushchev a last visit Here in 1956. In his welcoming speech Tito hailed Khrushchev a role in achieving a limit nuclear test ban agreement with the United states and Britain. A we Hail your efforts for calming the world situation to make it impossible for world reactionary forces which desire to throw the world into a new catastrophe a Tito said. Khrushchev in reply thanked Tito for inviting him to Yugoslavia and said he was looking Forward to continuing talks begun during Tito a visit to Moscow last december. In an open affront to the red chinese Khrushchev again paid tribute to Yugoslavia As a socialist country. The chinese denounce Tito As a deviation St and agent of imperialism who has sabotaged socialism in Yugoslavia. The red chinese snubbed Khrushchev by sending a second Secretary to the Airport instead of a top embassy official. They merely said the chinese charge do affaires who is in Belgrade we As unable to come. The two week schedule for Khrushchev a visit leaves ample time for the leaders to explore the growing reconciliation Between their brands of communism and its effect on Khrushchev a relations with red China and Tito a with the West. The visit is certain to provoke new communist chinese outbursts against the soviet Premier. The official yugoslav news Agency Tan Jug emphasized that Khrushchev s visit his third to Yugoslavia since 1955, follows those by the presidents of Finland Mexico the United Arab see Khrushchev continued on Page to y a a in Etusiana troopers i be ear to Hall protest Plaquemine la. Apr state troopers armed with tear today stood watch Over the streets of this Louisiana town where blistering tear volleys drove Back some 400 chanting negroes. Police arrested 17 marching demonstrators monday night. Then they hauled All but one in a school bus to jail in nearby Donaldsonville. A local doctor was released on $300 Bond. Officers said the group which included James Farmer National director of the Congress of racial wanted High school for Chittenden lass Chittenden apr Shir Leen Greeno 14, is a girl without a school. She is the Only High school age student in this tiny Western Vermont town which has no High school. There Are schools in neighbouring areas but for various reasons she can t attend any of them. The nearest Public schools Are in Rutland which is crowded and wont accept new students from Chittenden and Otter Valley High in Brandon which is beyond the fringe area of Public school transportation. What a More Shir Leenus father says he can to afford to provide transportation to Otter High. The Only other possibility is it. St. Josephus Academy a Catholic High school which Shir Leenus parents wont permit her to attend. They describe themselves As a Strong Shirleen has appealed to the state Board of education. The Board says it is sympathetic concerned but helpless. Commissioner of education a. John Holden says his Agency has no authority to act on the problem. A i want to go to High school badly a says Shirleen a a a by average student at Barstow elementary school where she was graduated in june. A but How a Equality a would have overburdened the crowded jail in Plaquemine where negro leaders Are pushing a voter registration drive. Three teat forays broke the negroes March to the City Hall of this Mississippi River town of 8,000 a some 20 Miles Southwest of the capital at Baton Rouge. Police chief Dennis Songy said he ordered officers to fire after the marchers broke their agreement not to sing. One bomb burst near a Small negro boy toppling him. He staggered away. Police did not Wear masks. The fumes sent tears streaming Down their faces. Gordon Carey Core National program director said he would demand release of the prisoners. He scheduled a meeting today in the Plymouth Rock Baptist Church where demonstrators began their March after listening to Farmer speak. Officers said the 16 will be brought Back Here thursday for a City court hearing. They and or. Bertrand Tyson out on Bond Are charged with inciting a riot and disturbing the peace. Also jailed were Ronnie Moore Core state Field Secretary and Rev. . Davis at whose Church the rally was held. I no my men killed conversation Rescue worker at left cups his hand to Mouth As be shouts Down 331-foot Hole to the three trapped Coal miners. Rescuer holds Cord in left hand with which food and drink were lowered to men. Moments after picture was made the Cord snagged and broke. A photo Hazleton a. Apr As Rescue workers drilled cautiously but determinedly toward three miners trapped 400 feet underground since last tuesday one of the entombed men and his tearful wife talked today through the six Inch surface to the mine communications Hole. A to All right but cold a David Fellin 58, told his wife. During the first four hours of drilling starting about 2 45a.m., the workers bored about too to 120 feet with a 12-Inch diameter Drill. The escape Hatch Hole eventually will be 24 inches in diameter so the men can be lifted to the surface. The operation began under glaring spotlights in the Middle of the night with a 40-ton electrically operated drilling Rig capable of Boring a 48-Inch diameter Hole a second drilling operation designed to establish a communications line with Louis Bova 42, one of the three men also went on in the fog and dampness. Bova of Pattersonville is separated from the other two by debris and has been unheard from since monday morning. Concern for his welfare grew although one state official said a we still have Hope. After All it was a Miracle the other Guys Are still alive. We think Bovais mrs. Anna Fellin talked with her husband this morning. Her conversation could be heard but some of Felling a was muffled. Steve Horan a Miner who manned the Telephone to Fellin and the third Miner Henry throne 28, through the night reported the men slept most of the time worked a Little shoring up their area. Hora said he asked them if they looked for Bova and was told they did but find him. He said he asked what they thought happened to Bova but received no answer. A Road about a Quarter of a mile Long had to be made by a Bulldozer so the drilling apparatus could be moved to the scene. Simultaneously in a renewed Effort to provide a lifeline to Louis Bova 42, of Pattersonville rescuers resumed drilling twin six Inch Hole near the one through which Contact was established sunday night with the trapped men. Bova is separated from the other two by debris. He Hasni to been heard from since monday morning. The Large Drill began operations at 3 45 With a i2v2 see miners continued on Page to Butts fins s3,060, Atlanta apr a Federal court jury awarded Wally Butts a $3,060,000 judgment today in his $10 million libel suit against the saturday evening Post. The Post had charged he was involved in a football game fix. The jury a decision announced at 10 34 Held in effect that the former University of Georgia coach and athletic director was lib eled by a March 23 Story written for the Post by Frank Grahamjr. The verdict came after about 8 hours of deliberations. An earlier Story is on Page 6. The verdict awarded $3 million in punitive damages against the Post publishing co. And $60,000 in general damages. Teller Calls test ban pact 4a step away from safety to forestall Washington apr or. Edward Teller told senators today he believes the limited nuclear test ban treaty is a not a step for peace but rather a step away from safety possibly a step toward the University of California nuclear physicist testified that the last Quarter Century has been a time of a extremely rapid development full of surprises a in the atomic Field. A at no time have we known what the next step will bring a he said. A what we Are now trying to do essentially is to predict the Teller was the first outright opponent of the treaty to testify at hearings by the Senate foreign relations committee at which members of the armed services and atomic Energy committees Are sitting in. Gen. Thomas s. Power chief of the strategic air command testified against ratification of the treaty monday at closed hearings being conducted simultaneously by the Senate preparedness subcommittee a unit of the armed services committee. Gen. Curtis e. Lemay the air Force chief of staff expressed misgivings about the treaty at the foreign relations committees hearings monday although he went along with the other service chiefs in supporting ratification provided specified Security Safe the conference guards Are carried out. Teller one of the creators of the Hydrogen bomb said the treaty Banning tests in the atmosphere in space and under water would prohibit the United states from acquiring knowledge about the effects of nuclear weapons that he termed vital to the development of a missile defense. Teller said that one of the Many surprises in the nuclear Field was the announcement by the russians after their moratorium breaking test series in 1961 that they had made a great strides toward a missile he said their test series gave the russians every Chance to make observations in the Atmo sphere for the development of an effective or even a half effective missile defense system. Teller said he had thought in the past that development of an anti ballistic missile system was hopeless but now is convinced that a we can put up a missile defense that will Stop a weaker Power like China for the next two decades. A i also believe our defense can be partially effective against Russia a he said. A we May not be Able to save our cities but we May be Able to save our retaliatory Teller said the development of a defense against incoming missiles May a make the difference Between our survival of a nation and it May make the difference Between peace and Secretary of defense Roberts. Mcnamara and other witnesses have testified that the United states already has nuclear warheads that could be used in an anti ballistic missile that the difficulties involve radar launch vehicles and other parts of the system for which atmospheric nuclear testing is not necessary. Teller an adviser to the air Force on ballistic systems and missile Sites told the preparedness subcommittee last week that approval of the treaty would have a grave consequences for the Security of the United states and for the free Powers censored testimony is to be made Public later but chairman John Stennis d-miss., reported his position. Sen. Strom Thurmond d-s.c., quoted Power As saying a it would be a great mistake to ratify this treaty a and said he agreed. Dixie governors conference White Sulphur Springs w. A. Apr Southern governors adopted today a unanimity Rule which forestalled a possible fight Over anti civil rights proposals. Gov. George c. Wallace of Alabama in a Surprise act not Only agreed to the Rule change but also seconded the move at the Southern governors conference. Eleven governors voted for the change which Means that any Resolution will need a unanimous vote for adoption. Wallace a anti civil rights resolutions had threatened to Divide agrees debate on civil rights the Rule change was recommended by gov. Donald Russell of South Carolina. Gov. Orval e. Faubus of Arkansas chairman appointed four moderates and one segregationist gov. Ross Barnett of Mississippi to the resolutions committee. Others named were goes. Elbert n. Carvel of Delaware chairman Carl Sanders of Georgia John b. Connally of Texas and Terry Sanford of North Carolina. Wallace explained he favored the unanimity Rule because it planning group tells what its All about air Force jets collide Shirleen Greeno Irwin Iowa apr two air Force b47 Jet bombers collided 27,000 feet in the air and fell in flames yesterday killing two of the six crewmen aboard. A third crewman was missing. The two planes on a training Mission from Schilling air Force base Salina kan., strewed fiery wreckage Over the Hilly farm country that surrounds this Western Iowa town of 425. The dead were identified As it. Col. William w. Thomas 44, of Syracuse n.y., commander of one of the planes and capt. Peter j. Zacchei 29, of Belleville n.j., co Pilot of the other Craft. The strategic air command at Omaha is conducting a search through Hills and ravines for capt. Leonard a. Theis 29, san Fernando calif., co Pilot of the Thomas plane missing since the crash. Hospitalized for treatment of injuries suffered As they parachuted to Earth from the stricken planes were capt. Richard m. Smiley Arlington kan., commander of one of the b47s Allan m. Ramsey jr., 32, Bainbridge ga., navigator for Smiley and capt. Richard m. Snowden 29, Clarkston wash., navigator with Thomas. All were reported in satisfactory condition. The Bennington regional planning commission and its prospective consultant John c. Burdis of Albany n.y., monday night explained the process and results of a proposed municipal comprehensive planning program at an informational meeting held at the Bennington county courthouse. Five persons other than commission members attended. The meeting was the first of two planned by the commission in anticipation of a special town meeting in september seeking voter authorization for funds to carry out comprehensive planning for the town of Bennington and its three incorporated villages. Voters will be asked to approve an expenditure of approximately $8,500, one third of the $25,000 plus needed to carry out the program. The single largest expense will be the consultant s fee the balance will go for local administrative expenses incurred by the commission. The other two thirds would be met by a Federal Grant under the so called �?o701�?� program administered by the housing and Home finance Agency. According to information presented by Burdis and acting commission chairman Robert l. Hagerman comprehensive planning involves a systematic appraisal of economic population geographic and other factors making up the Community and the utilization of its land and other resources. An evaluation of the data would show in specific form the Community a problems a both present and potential a and its opportunities for development and growth. The evaluation process a into which the Public would be drawn to As Large an extent As possible a would crystallize into a list of needs for meeting the problems and into a Choice of directions or goals for the Community. Around these conclusions the final plan would take form. The plan would Only set the guidelines for the orderly growth and development of the town and villages and would not by itself carry them out. Only local legislative and other Public and private action would accomplish this. Chief among the instruments used to carry out the plan would be zoning ordinances the Legal authority for establishing and controlling what under the planning process has been determine see planning continued on Page to gives him veto Power Over any resolutions he does not like. He did not elaborate. The rules change followed a marching demonstration monday by some too negroes and several White persons to the Gate of the Greenbrier hotel where the governors were in session. They carried signs denouncing Wallace and Barnett. A a they re just practising up for Washington a quipped Wallace referring to the scheduled aug. 28 civil rights March on the capital. The demonstrators were met at the Gate by gov. W. W. Barron of West Virginia. He agreed to meet with spokesmen for the group and the marchers dispersed. After an hour Long session in his hotel suite Barron said agreement had been reached on some areas of discussion and another meeting would be held. Wallace planned to offer resolutions condemning the aug. 28 March use of Federal troops or National guardsmen by the president to handle racial troubles and the Public accommodations Section of president Ken my civil rights Bill. I a. Income $461 billion Washington apr gains in construction Trade and the service industries pushed personal income to an annual rate of $464.3 billion in july the Commerce department announced today. The rate a record was $1.7 billion higher than in june and $21 billion above july of 1962. Dividends declined slightly from the previous month and factory payrolls remained virtually unchanged from june. Seasonally adjusted employment weekly hours and average hourly earnings All held steady As far As factory workers were concerned. July was the first month since january that factory payrolls have not risen significantly. I i

Search all Bennington, Vermont newspaper archives

All newspaper archives for August 20, 1963