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Bennington Banner (Newspaper) - December 22, 1965, Bennington, Vermont 12�?Bennington Banner wednesday december 22, 1965 Thailand a Tranquility threatened As Southeast asian War draws closer Canada seeks return of astrolabe used by Champlain 350 years ago by Phil Newsom up foreign news analyst in Bangkok As the nest suns rays tint the Temple of the Dawn the River people come Down from their Homes at the water s Edge to Bathe in the crowded Longs competing for space with the fruit and vegetable merchants of Bangkok a floating Market. The slow Pace of life along tile Longs or canals As westerners would Call them and in the City itself is symbolic of a people who have never known colonialism whose government coups generally Are bloodless and who Seldom concern themselves with the nuances of communism capitalism imperialism or democracy. But Bangkok is Only 50 minutes by air from embattled Saigon and political assassinations acts of terrorism along the Border and the daily tirades of peking radio make it Clear that the War for control of Southeast Asia is getting closer to Thailand. In 1962, when it seemed that All of Laos must soon fall to communist control the United states at Thailand a request established a Battle brigade at Karat some too Miles to the North and East of Bangkok and Uve better with a super Mamet in your kit Lien see the new freezers Stop in today Central Vermont Public service corp. . Marines at Dourn close to the Mekong River Border with Laos. Today . Fighter bombers take off from Thailand Fields to strike at communist Supply and infiltration routes along the to Chi Minh Trail in Laos to the Viet Cong in South Viet Nam. Lately it was disclosed that giant Guam based . B52 bombers have extended their activities in South Viet Nam to attacks also along the to Chi Minh Trail. The two pronged Aerial thrust against this Trail vital to the communists emphasizes something that for the communists has been a fact All along that Thailand Laos Cambodia and Viet Nam comprise but a single theater of action varying Only in the tactics involved. In Thailand . Plans already Are Well advanced to counter any new communist thrust in that direction. Emergency construction is under Way on a military Complex which would permit . Forces to thrust across Laos to Cut the to Chi Minh Trail by land. A new runway is under construction big enough to handle the heaviest bombers and transports and another is planned. Thailand is vulnerable not Only for its continuing ties with the West but for other reasons As Well. Its huge chinese population controlling most of its business activities makes infiltration of red agents comparatively simple. In the Northeast where terrorism is mounting the people Are of laotian extraction and until recently held the status of second class citizens. 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Regular and French cuffs sold exclusively at the Adams clothes shop Quot shoes a Ottawa Canada a a movement is afoot Here to bring Back from new York City the astrolabe used 350 years ago by Samuel de Champlain for the exploration of Canada. Canadians would like to have it Back from the instruments present owner the new York historical society in time for their Centennial in 1967. Avenues of Active negotiation Are being sought by both the governments Centennial commission and the Canadian Centennial Council a private organization planning various projects for the 100th anniversary of the Canadian confederation. The astrolabe preceded the Sextant As a device for determining geographical position. The instrument has a circular scale marked off into 360 degrees and a rotating Arm. Hanging the astrolabe from a tree or other fixed object an explorer could sight stars or shoot the Sun to find where he was and note the direction of his Progress. Champlain the French explorer who founded Quebec in 1608, used his astrolabe to investigate and map the country Westward including much of what is now Ontario his maps proved remarkably accurate. Reds sentence two americans for mercy act Berlin up a a communist court has sentenced two americans to eight years in prison for trying to smuggle a 13-year-old girl through the Berlin Wall to her parents . Officials disclosed today. The prisoners were identified As Moses r. Herrin 24, of Akron Ohio and Frederick Matthews 23 of Ellwood City pa., both negroes. They were tried secretly in Potsdam tuesday and the . Mission in West Berlin received a report on the verdict today. American officials and the Western press were barred from the trial held in communist territory. Herrin and Matthews both of whom were working As waiters in West Berlin bars were charged with trying to smuggle the girl into West Berlin in the trunk of an automobile on sept. 19. They were picked up by communist guards at the Friedrich Strasse crossing Point As they were returning to West Berlin. The officials said the girls parents had fled to the West at an earlier Date and that Herrin and Matthews undertook to bring their daughter to them. He described his astrolabe made in 1603, in his journal. Notations there indicated that he lost it Junt 7, 1613, while exploring the Ottawa River. It remained lost for 254 years. A woodsman picked it out of the ground in 1867, the year Canada became a confederation. About 50 years later the scarred but remarkably Well preserved instrument was sold for $10 to a United states collector. Eventually it came into the Possession of the new York historical society a private organization. Efforts to return the item to Canada Are not new for Champlain is considered the father of Canada and any item associated with him has great value Here. The historical museum in Quebec displays a photograph of the astrolabe. Ford foundation announces Grants of 86.2 million new York up a the Ford foundation today announced Grants totalling $6.2 million for scientific and technical education in developing countries of Africa Asia the Middle East and latin America. Four of the Grants exceeded $1 million dollars and a variety of programs from science teaching in High schools to postgraduate research facilities a received Ford Aid. The Grants included �?$1.45 million to the Massachusetts Institute of technology for help in developing the Birla Institute of technology and science in pliant India. A. Pm 0u intimate in a Spray Mist of Beauty is her Way of life this is the gift to Delight her completely Revlon a cherished a intimate Spray Mist to Spray on from this elegantly fluted crystalline decanter. It has the look of prize heirloom Crystal. Beautifully gift wrapped 3.00. Quinlan a a or. Computing devices of Canada ltd., an Ottawa company that makes navigation and other instruments has adopted the Champlain astrolabe As its Emblem and exhibits a reproduction of it. This company is one of 500 Canadian organizations in the Canadian Centennial Council and it Hopes to get the astrolabe Back to Canada. John Fisher head of the governments Centennial commission also supports the movement. He has suggested trading two brass Cannon from the Battle of Bunker Hill that Are now in the Quebec museum. Centennial promoters have approached both the United states embassy Here and the state department in washing ton recommending official action in behalf of restoring the astrolabe to Canada. In new York or. James a Heslin the director of the historical society said last week that he was aware of some sentiment in Canada for the return of the astrolabe but had received no official request he said any such request Wouch be presented to the society a Board of trustees and Given a due or. Heslin said the instrument was bequeathed to the society in 1942 by Samuel v. Hoffman a former president of the organization. The astrolabe is on exhibition in the second floor gallery of the society a museum which is at 170 Central Park West at 77th Street. J open wed. And thurs. I till 9�p.m. Ii Friday till 6 . Borden a i a i danish Oleo 3 pkg. $1 Salem a 831 main St Orff Large lifelike Plush Santa doll with each Cable to connection ordered Between now and Christmas dial 2-6256 Bennington special connection fee during this offer you Cah order Cable to for yourself. Get Santa As a gift for the children or a Lovely decoration for your Home. Order Cable to As a gift. Well Supply a handsome gift certificate that Cen be tucked in Santa s hands for presentation. Or be sneaky. Send the gift certificate to a Friend or relative and keep the Santa for yourself. Place your order now avoid the last minute Rush dial 2-9395 better to inc. Of Bennington

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