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Bennington Banner (Newspaper) - August 27, 1966, Bennington, Vermont Warmer saturday fair and a Little warmer High temperature in the 70s in the North and the very Low 80s in the extreme South. Fair and not quite so Cool saturday night. Sunday fair and a Little warmer. Benning Bennington Vermont saturday August 27, 1966 Anner weekly founded in 1841, daily 1903, no. 20,156 to cents p hopefuls invade Bennington area Richard Snelling and Thomas Hayes Republican hopefuls for the nomination for governor in the sept. 13 primary carried their Campaign to Bennington Friday and differed predictably Over the sales tax Issue. The two appeared along with the full slate of Republican state candidates at a luncheon of the Bennington county federation of Republican women at the it. Anthony country club attended by about 120. Hayes contended that a sales tax would be a a a deformation of the state s tax Structure. He questioned Snelling s assertion that $5 million of an estimated $15 million in sales tax Revenue could be used either for state Aid to schools or property tax reduction. He asked which it would go for since it could t be used for both. Hayes also quoted figures he said came from the state tax department which indicate that 77 per cent of a sales tax would be paid by vermonters 15 per cent by local businesses and Only 8 per cent from tourists. He questioned whether any Republican candidate could go before the electorate on a sales tax platform and have a Chance of winning the election. Snelling hammered away at the fact that 42 states already have some form of sales tax and pressed Home the idea that the limited kind of sales tax he pro poses would be linked to tax Reform to a reduction of property and income tax burdens and would Benefit local communities not state government. He replied to Hayes question by asserting that sales tax Revenue could help reduce either the local property tax burdens or local school needs depending on How the question would be decided locally. Snelling stressed that vermonters Are taxed higher than residents of any other state and also that the Green Mountain state is 13th highest in property taxes. A a we re a Leader when it comes to High taxes Quot he said. A but we re a Follower adopting the sales tax which 42 other states have done. These 42 states have Learned that any tax carried to an extreme is and he contended that both income and property taxes Are Way out of line. Limited to to minute talks the candidates did no to have time to get into their other area of difference a highways in southwestern Vermont. Asked what kind of new taxation he foresaw Hayes said he Felt that the continuing economic growth could meet the states needs for a while and would relieve burdens at the local level. He cited the current $4 million state surplus As proof of this expansion. But he said that if new taxes became needed he would favor either a capital gains tax or a a stretching out Quot of the income tax at the upper brackets. Snelling proposed using the $4 million surplus to pay off to per cent of the states $40 million bonded indebtedness for local school construction. He also rejected the capital gains tax idea saying it would drive away Many elderly and retired persons who live off investments. Other candidates who spoke at the luncheon conducted by mrs. Clifford b. Harwood of Manchester chairman of the state federation of Republican women were for attorney general Gerard Trudeau of Middlebury and James l. Oakes of Brattleboro for Secretary of state Rudolph Smith of Elmore and Byron Hathorn of Hartford for treasurer h. See gop hopefuls Page 2, col. I Mccullough will is probated individual bequests totalling More than $1.5 million Are among the provisions of the will of the late Hall Park Mccullough which he established for the distribution of an estate which is probably Worth several million dollars. Recipients of the bequests include both individuals members of the family employees and others a and a number of charitable and service organizations including colleges hospitals libraries and a Church. The will was proved thursday by the Bennington county probate court according to Register Catherine c. Behan and it now just remains for the executors named by Mccullough to be officially appointed before appraisal of the estate is made and the specific bequests meted out. Mccullough who died at 94 on aug. 5, was a member of the prominent Vermont family which has Long made its residence in North Bennington. One half of his Gross estate after various adjustments for taxes administrative funeral and other expenses claims or debts Are made is left to his wife Edith Van Benthuysen Mccullough to be held in Trust subject to certain conditions. His own Home and the Hall farm on which its stands plus other buildings on the property and related equipment and household furnishings Are left to his son John g. Mccullough with the exception of such items As his wife May select for herself or his other surviving children. There Are two daughters mrs. William g. Edith Heaphey and mrs. William r. Ethel Scott. Another daughter or. Elizabeth Mccullough died several years ago. His personal articles of clothing jewelry books and other items Are to be divided a in As equal shares As May be practicable among the children again with the exception of such articles As May be selected by his wife. The following personal bequests Are made a to his daughter Edith $500,000, and to his son John the same amount. A i make no provision Quot the will reads a for my daughter Ethel Mccullough Scott and no further provision for my daughter Edith Mccullough Heaphey or son John g. Mccullough in this will As my children Are otherwise amply provided a to his daughter in Law Jane Fiske Mccullough $50,000. A also to mrs. Grace b. Coleman a my Secretary for Over 30 years $15,000 to Ransom Salmon $15,000 to Dagmar Salmon $5,000 to Margaret Moriarty $2,500 to Raymond h. Robinson $5,000 to Fred Russell $15,000 to Elias Elwell $5,000 and to Gordon Harwood $1,500. The following bequests were made to various charitable service or religious institutions a to Yale University for the Yale Library $25,000, to be added to the a the Hall Park Mccullough �?T94 fund a a to Middlebury College $100,000 a to Bennington College $100,000 a to Bennington museum inc., $50,000, a and All objects which May be in the museum on loan from me at the time my death Quot a to the new York historical society of new York City $25,-000 a to the Lenox Hill Hospital $25,000 a to the Putnam memorial Hospital $50,000, in memory of his daughter Elizabeth a to Wellesley College $15,-000, to be added to the Elizabeth Hall Mccullough scholarship fund a to the Mccullough free Library in North Bennington $15,000 a to the Bennington free Library $10,000 a and to the congregational Church of North Bennington $10,-000. Any balance of his estate is to be divided in equal shares to be held in Trust among his surviving grandchildren or the Issue of any grandchildren not surviving. Named by Mccullough As his executors Are his son and George a. Brownell of new York City with Brownell also named trustee. The will was executed oct. 9, 1961. Kenalene a Bounce reaction a Republican state legislator said Friday that democratic gov. Philip h. Hoff is suffering from a a Bounce reaction Quot in a political poll. Rep. Kenalene j. Collins r-32, of Readsboro told a luncheon meeting of the Bennington county federation of Republican women of a poll reported at the National Republican conference she attended last week in Portland Maine. The poll she said reported by Thomas w. Benham vice president of opinion research inc. Of Washington d.c., showed that while president Kennedy won 51 per cent of the vote in the 1960 election 75 per cent of the voters now claim they voted for him. But the poll showed in Vermont she continued that gov. Hoff has been the victim of a a Bounce reaction Quot that is More voters now claim they did t vote for him. She said she did no to have the exact figures the poll came up with. New off leers new officers of the Bennington forestry Assn. Were elected Friday in Manchester. From the left Are James Carpenter Secretary a. J. Dewey trustee John s. Mccormick jr., vice president Franklin Frantz president and Charles Canfield past president and trustee. Ringheiser paran Creek pollution source k 1 cited by state employment while conclusive tests remain to be carried out two state officials reported Friday that the Eagle Square mfg. Co. Plant in Shaftsbury was the probable source of a slug of toxic material that killed a number of Trout and other fish in paran Creek last week. Contacted by the Banner were a. William Albert director of the water pollution control division of the state water resources department and fish biologist James Mcmartin of the state fish and game department. Both men cited what they described As a circumstantial evidence Quot that pointed to the a minimum wage hike okayed Washington up a the Senate voted Friday to increase the Federal minimum wage to $1.60 per hour in 1968, cover an additional 7 million workers and extend Protection to farmhands for the first time in history. Before approving the House passed administration measure 57-17, the Senate whittled Down coverage by 185,000 workers in smaller retail stores. It did this by reducing from $1 million to $350,000 the minimum income of establishments which determines whether their employees get minimum wage Protection. The Bill now goes to a Senate House conference committee which must reconcile some key differences Between the two Chambers versions including the starting Date of the $1.60 minimum. The current minimum is $1.25. The House would Start the higher wage in 1969 rather than 1968. Gle Square Plant As the Likely source of the pollution that caused the fish kill. Albert reported that traces of a toxic Metal had been found in water samples taken from the Stream at the time the fish kill was discovered. While conclusive tests Are yet to be conducted on some of the dead fish he noted that the fish had a Bright red inflamed Gills a typical of Metal noting that the Only Metal plating operation in the immediate area is at the Eagle Square Plant he concluded that this suggested that a something went awry Quot at the Plant. Mcmartin also cited the symptoms seen in the dead fish and also noted that dead fish were found downstream from it. 67 which passes by the Plant. He went on to say that the effect of the toxic agent did no to carry a too far Down Quot noting that below the area near Oversea Road in Bennington where the Stream passes fish were a stupefied and kind of numb Quot but apparently not dying. While concerned of course Over the kill he did advise local residents that the incident a was not a biological he said that while some stocking of the Stream is done it had been determined some years ago that the Stream is a surprisingly Strong one for self propagation of its Trout population. He said the native Brown Trout which can be found there will soon move Back into the area where the kill occurred and that a there won t be a vacuum there for years to Mcmartin said he had conferred earlier this week with a chemist at the Eagle Square Plant to get a rundown on its operations. Albert also noted he Hopes to get one of his engineers there soon to look Over the company s handling of its process wastes. The company did recently install facilities for the treatment of Domestic sewage wastes from the several Plant buildings. Politicians plight gop candidate for Richard Snelling of Shelburne who believes Bennington county does no to need a four Lane Highway now finds a dissenting voice in Eugene c. Burt who says the area needs one now. The debate took place in front of Burts menus clothing store on main Street while Snelling was in town campaigning. King agrees to halt marches into White areas Chicago up a Martin Luther King agreed Friday to halt marches into All White Chicago neighbourhoods and to postpone indefinitely a Street Parade in the volatile suburb of Cicero in Exchange for far reaching guarantees of open housing for negroes. Gov. Otto Kerner announced two hours later that he had cancelled plans to mobilize the Illinois National guard to prevent violence in a sunday Cicero March which officials have said would have been the agreement was reached in a a Summit meeting Quot of Chicago Freedom movement Apple growers once again face problem by Bob Hagerman Vermont Apple growers once again Are facing the problem of getting enough pickers to Harvest this flails crop according to a recent report of state employment Security commissioner Stella b. Hackel. One of Bennington a or chartists won t be much different in this respect but his big problem is that whatever pickers he does get will be harvesting a salvaging would be a better word for it a an otherwise bumper crop that was heavily damaged by Hall in a thunderstorm july to. The apples at the Southern Vermont Orchards of Erwin w. Windy Meyer have continued to fatten and turn color since that time but Many of them Are reaching the picking stage with blemishes ranging from Small depressions or Brown spots to deep open gashes. Though it will mean investing approximately another $10,-000 to get his crop in Meyer told the Banner he is going ahead with his usual Harvest. From the Sale of this though at far less than what he might otherwise have received he anticipates getting Back some $30,-000. His loss however will still be great at the time of the hailstorm he estimated that at that Point he had put into the crop an investment of $56,000. The badly damaged apples will be sold for juice. For these Meyer notes he will get about 40 cents a Box return 30 cents of which will be the Cost of harvesting alone. Good apples will be sorted out but Meyer notes this is going to vastly complicate his grading operations. One other step that he will be taking will be a heavy advertising promotion to get people to come up to the Orchard and pick their own apples. He believes that when people pick their own fruit they Are More tolerant of blemishes than they Are when buying fresh fruit at their local Market. To get the crop in Meyer figures he will need Between 50 Apple damage a deep blemishes can be seen in several of these Mcintosh apples hanging on a tree at the Southern Vermont Orchards in Bennington. Damage like this to a Large percentage of this years crop at the Orchard was caused Hagerman by a hailstorm in july. And 60 pickers. As in the past he will be using some migrant help and this year he expects to get a new migrant Crew of about 20 from Maryland. For the others he will depend on local help. He reported that he has had some Calls from area residents inquiring about his need for help and thus is assured of some pickers. And while he anticipated some of his usual problems i n getting enough local pickers he noted that at a recent meeting which he attended of or chartists in the Hudson Valley of new York there had been general agreement that the availability of Harvest workers this year was a a Little Freer Quot and see Apple growers Page 2, col. 6 leaders and More than 70 civic leaders As guard commanders completed plans for protecting the civil rights forces on the Cicero March. King called the Accord a an important step in a 1,000-mile he said negroes would begin moving into All White areas immediately. Mayor Richard j. Daley who repeatedly had pleaded with King to take the open housing crusade off the streets and into the bargaining room called it a an historic a i am satisfied that the people of metropolitan Chicago will be Happy to carry out this program of equal housing and equal Opportunity Quot Daley said. The agreement apparently brought to an end four weeks of tumultuous demonstrations in which crowds of angered Whites hurling rocks bottles and obscenities battled thousands of police protecting negro and White marchers. After fridays meeting behind closed doors in the Palmer House hotel King said the Cicero March a has been a it has not been cancelled a a he said. A it has been Kerner had agreed to Call out National guardsmen to protect an estimated 3,000 marchers who were scheduled to step off sunday in Cicero. Maj. Gen. Francis p. Kane commander of the 33rd division Illinois National guard had said 3,000 guardsmen would be mobilized with orders to shoot to kill if fired upon. A we got All of the things we Railroad strike hits Canada Ottawa up a Canada was hit Friday by a nationwide railway strike that also halted Telegraph and ferry service and threatened to throw the country a already troubled Economy into chaos. One entire province and scores of Northern communities were left virtually isolated. The walkout was staged by 110,000 employees of seven railroads including the transcontinental Canadian National and Canadian Pacific to Back demands for a 40 per cent wage increase. Their hourly wage now averages $2.23. Contract negotiations continued past the strike deadline but were broken off at mid afternoon and Are not expected to be resumed until after an emergency session of parliament monday. Labor minister j. R. Nicholson said the talks had been a useful Quot and that negotiators were prepared to meet again a at a moments the government operated Canadian National with 32,656 Miles of track and the Canadian Pacific with 21,400, Are among the largest railroads in the world. Thought were necessary Quot King told newsmen. Among the major Points of the agreement were a the Chicago real estate Board acknowledged that a Freedom of Choice is the right of every citizen Quot and agreed to instruct its members to obey housing Laws. A the Chicago commission on human relations undertook to increase efforts to enforce housing Laws. Sparks Fly Over German generals Bonn up a the opposition social democratic party Friday gave limited support to the a generals revolt Quot and demanded defense minister Kalawe von Hassel resign for causing a a crisis of the opposition acted As Hassel met with Chancellor Ludwig Erhard and the Cabinet to report on the crisis and win endorsement for his moves to nip the rebellion sparked by the resignations of three general officers. Hassel thursday appointed Gen. Ulrich de Maiziere general inspector to succeed Gen. Heinz Trettner As chief of the 500,000-Man armed forces. It. Gen. Johnannes Steinhoff asked to replace it. Gen. Werner a Nitzki As head of the air Force requested and was granted time to think it Over. In an order of the Day announcing the appointments Hassel said no action has been taken yet on the resignation submitted by maj. Gen. Guenther Pape commandeer of the 3rd military District. Hassel summoned All major unit commanders to Bonn for a meeting monday at which he said he will explain the situation in detail. The Brief order of the Day was the first statement made by Hassel to the armed forces since the crisis began Public a week ago. His delay in making a Public statement was one of the Points cited by the social democrats who said he was solely responsible for the crisis. But Bruno Heck executive director of the ruling Christian democratic Union cd defended Hassel. He said Hassel a by his Calm and decisive a possible crisis in the on the inside columnist Jean Wassick says she loves that dog a Page 3. Columnist Roy comments on the season Page 4. Marsden Antler less a picture Page shows the spots where Highway construction improvement projects Are to be made Page 5

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