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Bennington Banner (Newspaper) - December 28, 1963, Bennington, Vermont More Snow Light Snow changing to flurries tonight High in teens. Little temperature change tonight. Snow accumulation foreseen two to four inches. Sunset tonight 4 20, Sunrise sunday 7 29. The Moon will be full at 6 04 . Monday. Bennington o 19 Bennington Vermont saturday december 28, 1963 Anner weekly founded in 184.1, daily 1903. No. 19,369 7 cents Vermont Diplomat u. N. Security Council first time out Susan 8. And Connie 6, daughters of or. And mrs. Clifford t. Fair of 108 Coolidge ave., Bennington try skiing for the first time yesterday on the slope at it. Anthony country club where the rotary ski Tow is expected to be set up today. Both gals assume a position familiar to All new skiers. Staff photo a Grimm . Has Texas style news conference for 200 Johnson City Tex. Apr president Johnson claimed sweeping support Friday for his action in closing 33 military bases and jabbed sharply at sen. Barry Coldwater a Ariz. The president held another of his Folksy Impromptu news conferences under the Oak Trees on his lbs ranch. Hickory smoke from a Barbecue wafted Over the scene and when the news conference was Over Johnson galloped away on a horse. The president talked with newsmen on the eve of his first full dress conference with another head of government Chancellor Ludwig Erhard of West Germany. He said that East West relations will be a the most important part of the Exchange of views. Johnson who said he May be ready to talk about his own political intentions before Long was asked for comment on Goldwater s protest that the president played politics at Christmas with the foreign Aid Bill and dictated to Congress what to do. Coldwater is a potential nominee for president against Johnson. Johnson said the Senate leaders had asked him whether it made any difference what Day foreign Aid was taken up and he told them it was a matter for the Senate to determine. A and i m sure Quot Johnson added Quot if sen. Coldwater had been around he would have known Coldwater is recovering in Phoenix Ariz., from a minor foot operation. Johnson made these announcements i. Mail reaction to the administration s decision to shut Down or curtail 33 defense installations in order to save $106 million is running 5 to i in favor. 2. John a. Mccone director of the Central intelligence Agency was directed to seek an appointment with former president Dwight d. Eisenhower. He is to Tell Eisenhower about Steps the Johnson administration has taken to slap ceilings on Federal jobs outline economic prospects for 1964, preview the new budget and report on what . Intelligence is finding throughout the world. 3. Teodoro Moscoso is being nudged out of his Post As coordinator of the Alliance for Progress a move in which Johnson decided to give Thomas c. Mann Over All responsibility for latin american policy. Moscoso now will become an adviser to Mann with the rank of ambassador. 4. President Adolfo Lopez Mateos of Mexico has accepted Johnson s invitation to join him in los Angeles feb. 21 to receive honorary degrees from the University of California at los Angeles. Then they will Fly to Palm Springs calif., for conferences the next Day. 5. Federal civilian employment was Cut More than 1,000 in november and dropped nearly 3,500 below the figure for a year earlier mainly by not filling jobs that became vacant. 6. At Johnson a direction Secretary of defense Robert s. Mcnamara has named a Board of Pentagon officials to step up the search for More military activities that should be reduced or eliminated. The president and mrs. Johnson invited about 200 reporters and photographers covering activities at the Holiday White House to join them for Barbe Hoff Ginsburg of close on Rutland or Price Montpelier apr gov. Hoff met today with William i. Ginsburg of the Rutland railway and said afterwards they Are just about agreed on the Money Worth of the Burlington to White Creek . Section of the abandoned line. The state wants to buy the 126-mile stretch and lease it to the new Vermont railway corp. Hoff also met with Albert a. Cree president of the Vermont electric Power corp. And John carbine Velco a counsel on the new York Public Power situation. Regarding Vermont s Long standing Contention that it should be receiving More Power deliveries from the Power authority of the state of new York Pasny Hoff said Quot for the first time we see the possibility of Erhard to see Pope Vatican City apr Vatican sources said Friday West German Chancellor Ludwig Erhard will see Pope Paul i when Erhard is in Rome Jan. 27-28. The Vatican sources said the Chancellor and his foreign minister Gerhard Schroeder would be received in audience by the pontiff at the apostolic Palace. Something being worked out of some state officials have contended in the past that Vermont should bring the Case to Federal court. Cued ribs Coffee and Beer. The visitors got a bus tour of the ranch with the first lady providing a sprightly commentary Over a microphone in one of the buses. Johnson had assembled key advisers at his lbs ranch and started cramming for his con Ference with Erhard. On a Busy working Day a a switch from the Christmas season setup Johnson was briefed promptly on a window breaking car Tilting attack on the . Legation in Bulgaria. He got a comprehensive review of International sore spots from John a. Mccone intelligence director including a report on the situation in Cyprus where greek and turkish factions have been battling. And he did some Spade work on the important foreign policy phases of the state of the Union message that will set the formal course for his administration. He will deliver the message to the new Congress on Jan. 8. A fast air Force Jet brought a cargo of officials to Austin Tex., for Transfer by helicopter to the Johnson ranch in the rolling Hill country 65 Miles to the West. The delegation included two Cabinet members Secretary of state Dean Rusk and Secretary of agriculture Orville l. Freeman. It also included the us. Ambassador to Germany George Mcghee the assistant Secretary of state for european affairs William Tyler the president s chief Trade negotiator Christian a. Herter Johnson a National Security assistant Mcgeorge Bundy his special counsel Theodore c. Sorensen and Thomas Mann assistant Secretary of state for inter american affairs. All except Mann were called in to help prepare Johnson for his conferences saturday and sunday with Erhard and to provide some help on International aspects of the state of the Union messages. Johnson conferred separately with Mann on the latter a Field of responsibility and with Freeman on farm matters. New panel tries to sweeten foreign Aid Washington apr an eight Man panel of High administration officials began Friday studying proposals to break up the controversial . Foreign Aid operation into several separate programs. The committee was set up by president Johnson on thursday in Hope that ways can be found to make foreign Aid More acceptable to Congress in future years. One result of the administrations intensive review of Ald activities May be a presidential decision to gear future activities in foreign Aid to a lower level of Cost. Congress Cut administration requests this year from an original $4.5 billion asked Down to $3 billion in the Bill now awaiting Senate action next week. Undersecretary of state George Ball called fridays meeting As chairman of the group. Other members include David e. Bell Aid administrator and representatives of the state Treasury and defense departments the White House the budget Bureau and the peace corps. The split up of Aid operations would mean a reversal of the trend in the government in recent years to concentrate control of Aid operations in the hands of a single Agency the latest being the Agency for International development a Aid. Some officials say privately that the present organization is probably the most effective so far achieved in More than a dozen years of massive . Assistance to foreign countries. Minister to Bulgaria surprised at rioting in emergency session Winooski apr mrs. Eugenie Anderson . Minister to Bulgaria said Friday the mob attack on the . Legation in Sofia Bulgaria came As a Surprise to her and that it is Quot a real setback for relations Between Bulgaria and the United mrs. Anderson is on a Home leave to spend the holidays with her two children living in this area. She said that when she left Sofia dec. 13 Quot there were no indications of anything like Quot there had been some publicity about the alleged spy but even up to thursday there was no indication this would happen Quot she said. A mob of some 3,000 bulgarians attacked the legation earlier Friday smashing windows and overturning four cars the property of americans attached to the embassy. Mrs. Anderson said Strong protests were lodged both at the bulgarian foreign office in Sofia and at the bulgarian embassy in Washington. Quot i associate myself very strongly with the protest made by my government Quot she said. She added that it included protests on the attack and damage to the legation and the americans cars on the slowness of the police to respond to Calls for Protection and on the six hour delay before the american charge d affaires Richard Johnson got his appointment in Sofia. The protest included a demand for restoration or reparations for the damage. Mrs. Anderson said she still is planning to leave Vermont Jan. 4 and return to the Sofia legation by Jan. 8, but that the plan May change. She is visiting her daughter mrs. S. N. Zahei and son or. Hans p. Anderson an intern at the Mary Fletcher Hospital. Mrs. Zahei is the wife of a professor of psychology at the University of Vermont in Burlington. Senate votes on Aid Bill new Feather monday for Chou in Morocco Rabat Morocco apr Premier Chou in Iai flew to Morocco on Friday with a new Feather in his hat a a Promise that generally pro Western Tunisia will recognize red China. King Hassan ii of Morocco which recognized the peking regime in 1958, greeted the communist Leader at the dares a Lam Palace to Miles South of Rabat. The 33-year-old Monarch turned Over the Palace to Chou for his weekend visit. Chou came from Algeria to continue his two month tour of Africa aimed at winning friends and influence for peking. A joint chinese tunisian communique announced Chou will include Tunis on his itinerary stopping there on his Way Back to Africa from a visit next week to Albania a and establishment of diplomatic relations will be announced at that time. Washington apr the Senate held a quickie meeting Friday that lasted Only two seconds a record for Brevity and then adjourned until to . Monday when it plans to vote on the $3-billion foreign Aid Bill. Sen. Lee Metcalf d-mont., convened the Senate and with a rap of the Gavel proclaimed Quot under previous order the Senate stands adjourned until to . Monday Charles Watkins Senate parliamentarian clocked the two seconds on a Stop watch and recorded it in the official Senate records. The previous record was three seconds set last july 5 and tied on aug. 3. Only Sens. William Proxmire d-wis., Wayne Morse d-ore., and Thomas h. Kuchel r-calif., the gop whip were on the floor. Under previous agreement they attempted no Senate business. The House was much More laggard meeting for a full five minutes. It heard a prayer a Reading of the journal and some routine announcements before adjourning until noon monday. Nicosia Cyprus apr British and american diplomats held a hastily called Riddle of benight meeting with president archbishop Makarios saturday and the , Security Council rushed into an emergency session in new York on the cypriot communal conflict. Cyprus was full of rumours that turkish troops were about to land from warships off the North coast of this Mediterranean Island Republic. . Ambassador Frazer Wilkins and acting British High commissioner Denis Cleary were with president Makarios when Cyprus . Delegate be non Rossides announced in new York he had called for the meeting. Rossides said he acted because of information that five turkish submarines four destroyers and three troop carriers had moved into Cyprus Waters. The turkish ambassador to Washington said there was no truth to this charge. The inflamed atmosphere Here was heightened by announcement that a mass Public funeral would be held later saturday for greek victims of the weeks violence. Greek officials said there were 50 of them but the turks claimed this was an exaggeration. Cyprus had been relatively Calm Friday night with British forces patrolling the former British Colony to hold Down communal strife Between greeks and turks. A British Soldier was wounded at Lar Naca. Student demonstrations broke out in Athens and Ankara. Greek students demanded Union of Greece and Cyprus granted Independence by Britain in 1960. Turkish students demanded annexation of Cyprus ruled by the turks for three centuries until Britain took Over in 1878. King Paul of Greece sent a message to president Cem Algur Sel of Turkey urging him to use his influence to avoid any action that might upset the cease fire Between greek and turkish cypriots that went into general effect Christmas. Premier Ismet Inonu of Turkey who had sent Jet fighters on warning flights Over Cyprus and stationed half a dozen warships off the coast of this troubled Island himself calmed the demonstrators in Ankara. He received a student delegation and told it Quot peace and order have been restored in Cyprus. A settlement will be reached As you wish. My request for turkish youth is that they act with restraint and not cause any the shooting had died Down in Nicosia except for sporadic firing in the Northeast Section on the Border separating the greek and turkish cypriot communities. The main concern was putting into effect an agreement reached earlier this week by the leaders of the British greek and turkish garrisons for a thre Power peacekeeping Force under command of a briton. The British patrols moving through Nicosia and other cities were primarily concerned with protecting British nationals caught in the Cross fire of greek and turkish cypriots after fighting broke out last saturday. The three commanders met in the morning but reached no agreement. One hitch was reported to be the composition of the mixed patrols. The British army commander on Cyprus said language difficulties were delaying formation of the patrols. Greek cypriots and their turkish opposition numbers still manned roadblocks in their sections of the capital along with sandbagged gun positions. In the Southeast port of Lai it Naca another trouble spot a British Soldier was shot in the shoulder while on patrol. His wound was not serious. It was not Learned which Side in the cypriot family quarrel fired the shot. Scores were wounded on both sides before the fighting halted. The turkish cypriots said 60 of their number were killed but the greek cypriots insist this figure is exaggerated. Each Side accused the other of pro joking the shooting saturday that led to the conflict. Back of the current trouble Are greek proposals to change the Constitution to erase the veto Power of the turkish Mlo Ortity on certain types of legislation. They say the veto hampers the Central government. The turkish cypriots say greeks Are trying to take away their minority rights. Jii Ake rocks Lima Lima Peru apr several old buildings were destroyed and others damaged in a series of eight Earth tremors thursday at aban Cay an Andes Mountain town 420 Miles South East of Lima. There were no reports of casualties. Precedent broken by West Berlin in talks Lakonia Captain defends behaviour of his Crew Madrid Spain apr the Captain and first mate of the cruise liner Lakonia have defended their conduct aboard the blazing ship and insisted that no one panicked. Quot i am most proud of the behaviour of my Crew. Thanks to their efforts the number of victims was relatively Small As compared with the importance of the disaster Quot capt. Mathios Zarbis told newsmen Between planes Here Friday. Figures Chi survivors still were not completely sorted out. The greek lines latest were 886 rescued 91 known dead and 64 missing. This totalled 1,041, slightly higher than previously reported because some relatives of the Crew and staff of the greek line were found to have been on the cruise ship when she burned and was abandoned some 200 Miles North of Madeira on monday. Ninety nine Lakonia survivors �?52 passengers and 47 crewmen arrived at Lisbon in the portuguese liner Funchal. R. J. Atkins passenger director of the ormos shipping co., London agent for the greek line promised All passengers would get refunds although the line was not legally bound to make them. Atkins said passengers would Quot he always behaved with much Calm and bravery Quot said Valmas who is recovering from a lung infection. He confirmed passengers re on the inside Sumner Koan probes the business of borderline booze a Page 4. Skiing will bring Vermont an estimated $40 million this season a Page 7. Beni beats Otter Valley in slow moving game by 41-35 a Page to. Be compensated for other losses such As clothing. In Manchester England greek Steward Andrew Vasili Ades 26, said Quot the Only mistake was that nothing was said Over the ships Loudspeaker system. Everybody had to rely on the Steward said the Lakonia had just come from repairs and had a new Crew. Quot we were not Given enough time to Settle Down because we had been at sea for Only four Zarbis said he waited for 90 minutes before ordering passengers to abandon ship still hoping that crewmen could control the fire. His first officer Dimitri Valmas said from a Hospital bed in the Canary islands that the Captain never lost his head. Boy struck by Auto on North Street eight year old Robert j. Mayer or. Of 205 county St. Was listed in Quot fair Quot condition Friday evening at Putnam memorial Hospital where he was taken with injuries suffered when he was struck by a car on North Street about 4 . A Hospital spokesman said the boy May have internal injuries and is being held for further observation. Initial diagnosis indicated no fractures however the spokesman said. According to Bennington police the boy had been walking along on top of Snowbank along the Road and at 216 North St. Started to Cross the Street when he was hit by a car driven by Henry c. Liboric of Pittsfield mass. He was taken to the Hospital in the police Cruiser. He was accompanied by his father Robert a Mayer. Ports that the fire had started in the Barbershop at about la . Sunday and spread quickly. Quot there was no panic aboard and Only some cases of nervousness occurred Quot he told a newsman Quot but these were Cut off by the Captain and officers of the Berlin apr the West Berlin City government broke precedent Friday and directly contacted the communist regime of East Germany Over the Christmas killing of a refugee on the red Wall. The action took Western Allied officials by Surprise. It seemed to introduce a new element into the complicated East West relationship Over Berlin. Hitherto the Western allies have firmly held to the Contention that they alone must Deal with the East Over incidents in Berlin. Then they approach Only the soviets contending they Are the occupiers of East Ger Many. No w Estern Power recognizes the communist regime of East Germany. But an official of the w est Berlin City government moved ahead of the Western Powers by delivering an Oral complaint about the shooting to an East German official. The West Berlin move came after Ernst Lemmer a former West German Cabinet minister accused the City government of trying to play Down the shooting. He aimed his remarks at mayor Willy Brandt a socialist. Lemmer is a Christian Democrat. An american protest to the soviet ambassador in East Berlin came later. The danger in the West Berlin move was that it could be exploited by the reds to sup port their Contention that the germans on both sides of the Wall should ignore the Western allies and Settle their affairs by direct Contact. The reds already have propagated this theory in connection with the agreement to allow West berliners to visit their relatives in East Berun during the Christmas and new years Holiday. At the Root of the matter is the Western Allied status in Berlin in relationship to the so vests. The Western Powers contend that this status is essential to preserve the Freedom of communist surrounded West Berlin. Since they granted Quot sovereignty Quot to East Germany 14 years ago the soviets have rejected most Western Allied protests saying they should be addressed to East German authorities. Now the East will be Able to say the West Berlin authorities have taken the Way of dealing with Berlin problems the reds have Long advocated. The one room school ifs picturesque charming and Vermont shown is the it. Pleasant school in Sunderland but can it do the Job of education required in the age of space technology and specialization a picture Story on the four Sunderland one room schools on Page 5 asks the question discusses the problem. And an editorial on Page 4 suggests an answer. Staff photo a Grimm

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