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Bennington Banner (Newspaper) - December 4, 1963, Bennington, Vermont Snowy and cold Cloudy and cold with Snow flurries today tonight and thursday High near 30 today and Low tonight in the teens. Northerly winds 15 to25 . Diminishing tonight. Yesterdays High 33 Low 3. Today at 7 ., 24. Jupiter at 5 Tomorrow will become stationary at right ascension in its Westerly path and will commence the Short eastward Bennington Ermont wednesday december 4, 1963 weekly founded in 1841, daily 1903. No. 19,349 7 cents Johnson wants budget at a lowest possible level Washington apr president Johnson sets his sights today on a Federal budget pared to Quot the lowest possible level a but has conceded the spending blueprint he sends Congress next month May reach a record $100 billion or More. The Economy plus civil rights and National Unity a the three keynotes of the new administration were on the White House Agenda today. To discuss the health of the Economy and also to make an Appeal for support the president summoned representatives of labor and big business to the White House. Meetings were scheduled for late afternoon with members of the Al Cio executive committee and representatives of the business advisory Council. Johnson also planned to talk with James Farmer director of the Congress of racial Equality and to attend a ceremony honouring secret service agent James Youngblood. Youngblood who shielded Johnson with his body after the shots rang out that killed John f. Kennedy will be cited for bravery. Pressing his Economy drive Johnson conferred again tuesday with budget director Kermit Gordon and his Deputy Elmer Staats. New study proves smoking dangerous Portland Ore. Apr the american cancer society in what it says is the broadest study yet made of the subject reported today that death rates Are far higher among cigarette smokers than among non smokers and that the rates increase with the amount of smoking. The report came on the heels of a proposal by the american medical associations Board of trustees for a research program on tobacco and health Quot beyond statistical the american cancer society a report was based on 422,-094 men who filled out detailed questionnaires and then were traced for an average of 34.3 months. Or. E. Cuyler Hammond the society a director of statistical research outlined the new findings at the 17th annual clinical meeting of the american medical association. The figures confirm previous findings and go further he said. Pipe smoking or. Hammond reported death rates were far higher among cigarette smokers than non smokers they increased with amount of smok Hoff will sub for Jolt Maxim in Zanzibar Washington apr pres ident Johnson has appointed Vermont gov. Philip h. Hoff As his personal representative to head the . Special Mission to the Zanzibar Independence Celebration. The Mission will leave from Washington for Zanzibar dec. 7. Tile ceremonies in Zanzibar Are scheduled for dec. 9 through dec. La. At the same time Johnson appointed Secretary of the Interior Stewart l. Udall As his personal representative to head the special Mission to the Kenya Independence Celebration. Both Hoff and Udall will have the rank of special ambassador. In addition to Hoff the Mission to Zanzibar includes g. Mennen Williams assistant Secretary of state for african affairs John Hope Franklin professor of history Brooklyn College and Leroy r. Johnson a Georgia state senator. Ing and they were lower among sex smokers of a year or longer than among current smokers. The latest study aimed at refuting challenges to six earlier ones includes Many new factors. One part of it compares death rates of 36,975 matched pairs one smoker and one nonsmoker. The Quot twins Quot were matched for age race height Urban or Rural residence and numerous other characteristics even degree of baldness and frequency of eating Fried foods. The smoker in each pair used a pack of cigarettes a Day or More. Of the 36,975 matched pairs 1,385 of the smokers died during the study compared with 662 of the non smokers. Lung cancer killed 110 of the smokers 12 of the non smokers. Fifteen smokers died of emphysema another lung disease compared with i non smoker. More than twice is Many smokers As non smokers 684 and 312 died of two arterial diseases. Other causes felled 576 smokers compared with 329 of the non smoking among smokers age 40 to 69 who started before age 15 the death rate was 2.9 As High As among those who never smoked regularly. Lung cancer death rates of current cigarette smokers were la times As High As non smokers �?18 times As High among very heavy smokers. The american tobacco Institute has said conclusive scientific evidence is lacking to show connection Between cancer and smoking. Or. Hammond said other diseases found related to cigarette smoking included cancer of the Mouth Throat and bladder. Vermont but a win top i -11 Ward Chicago apr William Valentine 18, of Wallingford vt., has received top honors at the 4 h club Congress Here As the outstanding 4 h tractor program member in Vermont. He was an honoured guest with other state winners at a special recognition banquet last night. His parents or. And mrs. Edmund Valentine operate a n 800 acre farm. Valentine is a student a t Vermont technical College in Randolph. White House press Secretary Pierre Salinger said the budget Bureau is launching Quot an Agency by Agency department by department examination of the Salinger said Johnson will hear the appeals of any Federal department Heads who protest they Are not getting enough Money in the new budget which will cover the fiscal year beginning july i. Kennedy had sliced the budget from requests submitted by Federal agencies Salinger said and Quot president Johnson is attempting to Cut that budget Quot the attempt is to arrive at a budget Between $98 billion and $103 billion Quot Salinger said. While trying to reduce the Gap Between spending and Revenue Johnson was also setting his administrations tone in the matter of government regulation of business and Industry. The president called in the chairmen of the Federal communications commission interstate Commerce commission Federal Power commission securities and Exchange commission and a dozen other regulatory agencies. He told them he will continue Quot the Battle against substitution of governments interest for the Public Quot we Are challenged to elevate our sights to measure our performance by Quality rather than Quantity to concern ourselves with new areas of cooperation before we concern ourselves with new areas of control to take Pride in How much we do rather than How much there is to do Quot said Johnson. the inside basketball season starts with two local wins last night. A Page 8. Anonymous donor gives ambulance to Manchester a Page 5u.s. Troops Home from Germany Washington apr the United states has brought Home about 31,000 soldiers who were sent to strengthen the army in West Germany during the Berlin crisis two years ago it was Learned today. This represents about 75 per cent of the 41,000 troops mostly rear Echelon elements shipped overseas during late 1961 when the russians were threatening to try to push the allies out of West Berlin. The remaining 10,000 reinforcements probably will stay with the . 7th army for some time. This places the 7th army a current strength at about 242,-000 men whose fighting Power is concentrated in five divisions and a number of miscellaneous combat units adding up to a sixth officer at Kennedy funeral Dies suddenly Washington apr capt. Michael d. Groves 27, who commanded the ceremonial troops in president Kennedy a funeral last week collapsed and died of undetermined causes tuesday night. A spokesman for the military District of Washington said an autopsy had been ordered. Groves collapsed while eating dinner at his Home in it. Myers and was dead on arrival at the base Hospital the spokesman said. A native of Ann Arbor mich., Groves was commanding officer of the Honor guard co., 1st battalion 3rd infantry the old guard stationed at it. Myers. His men served As the death watch casket bearers Caisson escorts firing party and graveside sentinels for Kennedy a funeral. Pope Paul will be Pilgrim to holy land next year listers study taxation property of religious Bennington listers have reported they Are looking into the question of tax exemptions on income producing property owned by religious organizations. Listers were queried on the matter following the meeting on tuesday night of selectmen who brought up the particular situation of the holy Cross novitiate which they said Sells milk to a local Dairy. Selectmen said they had received questions from several persons As to whether a property tax exemption to the religious order was justified in View of this fact. Selectmen Leon r. Eldred said his understanding of the Law covering such situations is that the exemption is warranted As Long As the product produced by the religious organization is either used by itself or by a related organization. But when the product goes on the Quot open Market Quot then he believes the property involved is liable to taxation at least in part. Town fathers noted that various questions of tax liability of religious organizations Are being investigated by various Public agencies notably the Federal government. As to the local situation that is a matter for the listers they said. Lister Raymond p. Betit said his Board has taken up the question of the novitiate with the state tax department and indicated listers would be making some ruling for the grand list next year. He noted that the Only other comparable situation in Bennington was the Case of the second congregational Church receiving income for the rental of Church property for a kindergarten. While listers have made no final decision in this Case he Felt that use of the Church property was for a Public service. If the Church were taxed it would have to cover this Cost in its rent. School taxes would in turn have to be increased to meet the added Cost. Thus in Betito a View the net effect to other taxpayers is about the same whether or not the Church is taxed. Several months ago listers announced plans next year to reset listers Page to col. I pontiff salutes the Council Pope Paul i gestures a tribute to Council fathers As he is carried on his portable throne through the main Nave of St. Peters Basilica in Vatican City tuesday. The Pope was in route to a session of the roman Catholic ecumenical Council at which he issued a personal decree extending the Powers of Bishops. Associated press photo senators May balk at committee bypass in rights Bill action Washington apr a plan by House leaders to resort to a petition in an Effort to pry the civil rights Bill out of the rules committee is threatening the Bill a shaky bipartisan backing. Most Republican members oppose on principle the idea of bypassing committees by getting a majority of the House members to sign a petition and have Little sympathy with the drive getting under Way to move the civil rights Bill to the floor in such a manner. Meanwhile civil rights leaders gather today in what was described As Quot an extraordinary session Quot to discuss Means of implementing president Johnson a Appeal for Quick action on civil rights legislation. The group including Roy Wilkins of the a act and or. Martin Luther King is expected to represent More than 70 organizations and plans to hold a closed meeting before visiting president Kennedy a grave in Arlington National cemetery. To Speed up House action on the Bill speaker John a Mccormack d-mass., said tuesday plans Are going ahead to have a discharge petition filed monday. Democratic leaders Are hoping to have a Large number of democrats sign up at once. They would like to get As Many As 150 signatures by tuesday in which Case they feel republicans would be under heavy Public pressure to Supply the rest of the names needed to reach 218�?a majority. Such a strategy is almost certain to produce resentment among republicans who support the civil rights Bill but who have never signed a discharge petition and never plan to. They contend that republicans have done enough to help get a civil rights Bill to make them immune from such pressures. The Bill now in the rules committee was worked out largely by the Justice depart More facts revealed on Ruby and Oswald first jump of these Asonia the opener in Bennington last night of the Southern Vermont basketball photo shows the instant before the first Ball is played. At the Ball Beni a a Howard King and West Rutland Sal Merriam. Players at left Beni s Bob Baldwin West Rutland a Gary Swanson at right Beni a a Jim Moore and Wally Mook and opponents Al cram. Beni won 47-45. Staff photo Grimm Dallas apr people throughout the nation saw Jack Ruby kill the accused Slayer of president Kennedy and they re Likely to hear nearly All the evidence before Ruby s murder trial Ever starts. Steps to set two formal inquiries in motion raised this Prospect today on the heels of an eight week postponement of the Ruby Case originally set2 gop Heads a free to hear Hoff proposals Montpelier apr the chairmen of the House and Senate conservation amp development committees said today they would be willing to journey to the state House next week to look at the legislation gov. Hoff has prepared in t h e Field of natural resources. Both rep. Samuel a. Parsons r Hubbardton and sen. James l. Oakes r Windham responded favourably to a request Hoff made yesterday. Hoff also wrote to in e in Bers of the education and highways amp Bridges committees asking them to return on a voluntary basis in future weeks for similar missions. Originally Hoff proposed a special two Day session at which the legislature would set the expenses and per diem pay for committee members coming to Montpelier to Survey his legislative program. However this plan was rejected b y Republican leaders. For dec. 9. The new Date is feb. 3, fixed tuesday by District judge Joe b. Brown because the prosecution and defense said they needed More time. Fresh information came to Light meanwhile about Lee h. Oswald the 24-year-old marxist charged with the Kennedy assassination and Ruby 52, a Dallas night spot owner who gunned Down Oswald before National television viewers just two Days later. In Washington a former Marine corps lieutenant in whose unit Oswald served for a time John e. Donovan said Oswald a military discharge and departure for Russia in 1959 caused a stir. Quot that compromised All our secret radio frequencies Call signs and authentication codes Quot said Donovan now a physics teacher in a p r i v a t e school. Quot he knew the location of every unit on the West coast and the radar capability of every installation. We had to spend thousands of Man hours changing it was Learned in Dallas that the internal Revenue service is trying to collect $20,880 from Ruby through four liens filed with the county clerk. The government claims he failed to pay All the taxes he owed and the liens Cloud title to any property he holds until they Are paid. An apartment House manager in Dallas miss Dean Roberts said a Man who placed a newspaper advertisement demanding answers to a dozen questions from the Kennedy administration the Day of the assassination has left town. Ment and key gop members of the House judiciary committee As a Compromise to break a committee deadlock. The original report contains stinging criticism of the Bill by Southern democrats and seven republicans took it upon themselves to provide a rebuttal. The republicans called the Bill the most significant legislation to come before Congress Quot in our lifetime Quot and wrote a Strong endorsement of each of its to of embargo by . Likely United nations n. Y. Apr the . Security Council is expected to approve today a norwegian Resolution calling for a worldwide arms embargo aimed at forcing South Africa to abandon its racial policies. Norway a proposal reportedly won reluctant support from the african bloc after behind the scene bargaining showed that the african demand for a total Trade Boycott of South Africa would run the risk of a Western Power veto. The soviet Union complained that the norwegian proposal did not go far enough but indicated it would support it. The Resolution Calls for the toughest action by . Members since South africans apartheid policy of racial segregation was attacked in the . 17 years ago. Designed to paralyse South africans arms Industry it goes considerably beyond a Council Resolution in August calling for a limited arms embargo. The norwegian Resolution Calls on All nations to observe the previous Resolution and also to halt at once Sale and shipment of equipment and materials for the manufacture and maintenance of arms and ammunition in South Africa. Soviet ambassador Nikolai t. Fedorenko told the Council appeals to South Africa for moderation had proved useless. Quot the time for half measures is Over Quot he said. Fedorenko said the Council should Call for a general Trade embargo and asserted South Africa Quot is unworthy of being a member of the United the South african government has ignored More than two dozen resolutions against apartheid and there has been no indication its policy will be any More affected by an arms Boycott. The United states and Britain who carry on the heaviest Trade with South Africa opposed the proposal for an economic first by Pope since Saint Peter Vatican City apr Pope Paul i decreed a vast Reform of roman Catholic worship today called on the Bishops of his Church to share with him in its government and then announced he would make an historic trip to the holy land next month. The 66-year-old roman Catholic ruler in office scarcely five months took the actions at a momentous closing meeting in St. Peters Basilica of the second session of his ecumenical Council. He and his Bishops gave roman catholicism its first two councilor decrees in 93 years one on Liturgy the other on mass communications a and then recessed the Council until september. But Pope Paul made Clear that the nine month recess would not be an Idle period. He told the Council s drafting commissions to rework All pending documents so that they might be completed at the Assembly a next session. All three actions by Pope Paul today contained implications for Christian Unity. The decree on liturgical Reform permitting the use of modern languages instead of latin in the mass and sacraments set ultimate Christian Unity As one goal of the revision. Pope Paul a eloquent Appeal to roman Catholic prelates to share with him and under him in Church government obviously will be reflected in the impression that roman catholicism gives to the world. Non Catholic christians often have contended that the papacy has too much authority. The Popes announcement of his visit to the holy land an unprecedented voyage to Christ a Birthplace never made by a previous Pope included an expression of Hope that his pilgrimage would help Christian Unity. The assembled prelates voted 2,147 to 4 to promulgate the liturgical decree. The Pope then promulgated it. Although it deals Only with Catholic worship it emphasizes the importance of scripture in Liturgy and advocates More preaching. Many protestants have said in the past that catholicism did not pay sufficient attention to the scripture and preaching. The Pope himself said today the decree was a gift and an invitation to All christians to join catholics in prayer. A vote of 1,960 to 164 approved the mass communications decree before Pope Paul promulgated it. The document urges civil authorities to assure the free flow of information. Pope Paul then spoke revealing he planned to visit the holy land sometime in january and expressing his Long expected views on papal episcopal relations. The pontiff told the prelates the primary of their gathering was to set Forth How they share with him and under him Church government. In an exhortation obviously aimed at conservative prelates who oppose the concept of shared Power he said Quot the Episcopacy is not an institution Independent of or separated from or still less antagonistic to the supreme pontificate of Peter. But with Peter the Pope and under him it strives for the common Good and supreme end goal of the Church. The coordinated Hierarchy will thus be strengthened not undermined its inner collaboration will be increased not lessened its apostolic effectiveness enhanced not impeded its Mutual Charity stirred up not stifled. Quot we Are sure that on a subject of such importance the Council will have much to say that will bring Consolation and Pope Paul in his prepared text did not mention the word Quot collegiality a a the term applied to the concept of shared papal episcopal Power. But his words clearly put him on the Side of progressive prelates favouring the concept. A Council test vote oct. 30 showed Council members favored the concept 6-1

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