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Bennington Banner (Newspaper) - February 16, 1966, Bennington, Vermont Cynicism toward government stands in Way of philippine Reform foreign travel costs $40 billion annually by Phil Newsom up foreign new analyst As a Man of action and his country a most decorated War hero the first weeks in office of the Philippines new pres i d e n t Ferdinand Marcos seemed typical. Filipino paratroopers and marines went into action in the Tablas Strait and along Luzon islands Southern coast against smugglers whose traffic in Cigar ets whisky and luxury goods deprives the country of an estimated $125 million annually. In a Way it was reminiscent of the late president Ramon Magsaysay who before his death in 1957, was credited with crushing the communist Huckba Llad operated with to the very Gates Lahapa who impunity up of Manila. In the first month of his anti smuggling Campaign the Marco government claimed to have taken $1 million in contraband. Indicative of some Success was the fact that the Price of Black Market Cigar ets was going up. But there would have to be much More if the dashing Marcos was to carry out his promises to wipe out government graft lift the country from economic stagnation and you get Suk value you i i it to grant8 when you lowest Nauty and you save win Chandu a it it up qui Der our Label you go Wal auctions for yourself Rmah and appliance 3 Days ohly feb. I7,h i9,h this handsome 5-piece living room set in Rich colonial styling. At a saving of 46.97 Sale 214 Reg. 260.97 no Money Down. 2.00 weekly sofa and chair Are fully upholstered in your Choice of cushions for longer Wear. The tables Are hand stained and rub. Includes Wing Back sofa and chair and 3 Maple occasional tables. Grants Oion Penn eight Comfort Cut tie shirts and briefs Sale 3,., 1.97 no stretch no Sag tee shirts and reinforced no chafe double Back briefs in finest Grade White combed Cotton. 30 to 40. 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Washable and Mot proofed in the latest fashion colors. Sale 77 Rig. 1.00 19&Quot portable to has Handy Luggage styling Sale 107 no Money Down 1.25 weekly up to 36 months to pay hard to beat buy tops for local reception. Set in forget controls sensitive Antenna Fine pm sound. Large it no Money Dunn up to 2 years to pay w. T Grant co. Yoe4 it of a uhf a of a we Inq 210 North Bennington Road Bennington Vermont narrow the Gap Between Rich and poor. Within the last year the Cost of living had jumped More than nine per cent. Despite great natural riches the per capita annual income As recorded in 1964 was Only $110, one at the lowest in Asia. The birth rate is among the worlds highest. Unemployment was rated at close to a million and underemployment at millions More. Standing in the Way of any Reform was an almost traditional cynicism toward government. Politicians and bureaucrats alike have regarded government As the Road to riches. And among politicians Ana people loyalties were less to the nation than to family or Region. Yet among the people there is a growing restlessness brought on by unkept promises. An illustration is the fact that since Independence not one Philippines president Ever has been re elected. Communism is outlawed in the Philippines but groups identified with the left and intellectuals have joined with Rich businessmen to foment against the United states. U. S. Business has close to $600 million invested in the Philippines . Aid accounts for another $393 million. Currently this anti american sentiment is effecting debate on Marcos announced desire to Send a 2,000-Man noncombat Force to work in South Viet Nam. Eventually it also could effect the usefulness of u. S. Naval installations in the Cavite Olon Gapo area and the air Force base at Clark Field. Both Are important to the u. S. Air and naval Effort in South Viet Nam. Marcos a Brilliant lawyer As Well As most decorated Soldier has a reputation for not fearing to make a decision. He has never lost an election. But this could be one he will be sorry for. United nations n.y., a travel for pleasure is growing at such a phenomenal rate according to a report of the economic and social Council that a in some countries it accounts for an average of 8 per cent of family expenditure not including transport costs or secondary although Washington has been worrying about the foreign spending of american travellers the United states devotes a lower percentage of income to foreign travel than do Many other countries. The Council s report says that a International tourism accounts for to per cent of the travel spending of residents in the United states of America 40 per cent in the Netherlands 50 per cent in Argentina and nearly 80 per cent in the actual per capita expenditure is also higher in a number of other countries than it is in the United states. It is equal to almost $29 a year a person for the canadians and Swiss $24 for the belgians and $22 for the West germans. Americans spend Only about $11 a year a person on foreign travel. The figures in the report prepared by the secretariat staff for the economic and social Council were supplied by the International Union of official travel organizations and by replies to a questionnaire sent to member governments. The report complained that Only 39 of the 117 member governments had answered the questionnaire. The United states was not among the governments that replied. The report was called for by a conference held in Rome in August and september 1963, by the Council. It was intended to be concerned principally with development of tourist Trade As a form of economic Exchange and with removal of such hindrances As visa restrictions. What it brought out with unexpected clarity was the rapid growth of tourist travel in All the developed countries. The summary of the report said a the growth of tourism is a recent phenomenon related to factors such As increased purchasing Power and cheaper faster and More convenient forms of transport. In countries with a High Standard of living tourism has become a mass phenomenon and is increasing by about 15 per cent per annual world expenditure on tourist travel now reaches $40 billion a year the report said a plus 30 per cent transport of this total about $9 billion goes for International travel As compared with tourist travel in ones own country. Five Day forecast Boston up a the new England temperature during the next five Days thursday through monday will average three to eight degrees below the seasonal Normal except More than eight degrees below the average in Northern Maine. The . Weather Bureau said today the weather will turn colder thursday followed by a warming trend sunday and monday. Some normals for the period Are Boston 30 Worcester 25 Nantucket 32 Providence r.i., 30 Concord n.h., 23 Burlington vt., 20 and in Maine Portland 23 Eastport 23 Greenville 15 and Caribou 13. Precipitation during the period will average More than .5 of an Inch occurring As mostly in Southern new England and mostly Snow in Northern new England thursday and monday officials said. Green Mountain College contributes to Economy of the Poultney area Poultney a the sixth largest employer in Rutland county a physical Plant valued at More than $7 million an annual operating budget in excess of $2 million including a $665,000 payroll and a buying Public of More than 800 people. This is not a description of a manufacturing concern Public Utility or Large corporation but rather an accurate thumbnail sketch of Green Mountain College. For 132 years the College has maintained a sound reputation for academic excellence. During the last ten years in addition to strengthening its position As a Leader among the two year private colleges for women it has emerged As one of the prime economic factors in the area. With a full time staff of 172, including faculty administration and secretarial maintenance and dining Hall personnel a student body of More than 600, and the families of employees the economic Impact of the College on the local Community and surrounding areas cannot be overestimated. The major portion of the operating budget remains in this area through the Purchase of goods and services payrolls and taxes. The funds to maintain this budget Are derived primarily from student tuition and fees. As the majority of students Are from out of state these funds represent a new Money a being brought into circulation within the state. Much of the area spending is done by the College dining Hall which serves approximately 8,000 meals each week. During the school year students consume 70,000 quarts of milk 11,-000 loaves of bread 8,000 pounds of butter and cheese products 2,500 pounds of fish and no less than 33 tons of meat. Area wholesalers Supply the bulk of these foodstuffs. College wide expenditures for an entire year include such formidable items As a $28,000 electric Bill $7,500 for Telephone services and $27,500 for heating oils. According to the Central Vermont Public service corporation the electricity used by the College during the year is equal to the amount used by 250 average size private Homes in a similar period. The College Bill for catalogues brochures business forms and other printed materials totalled $31,000 in 1965. All of this material was produced by a printing firm in the Village of Poultney. The area service which supplies Linen to the College residence Halls launders More than 40,000 sheets each year. If placed end to end the sheets would cover a distance of nine Miles. The local municipalities also Benefit directly from the College by the receipt of approximately $6,000 a year in real estate taxes and water rent. The College has the unique distinction of paying rent for its own water. The water Supply for the Village of Poultney originates on College property which has been leased to the Village for 99 years. The water rent paid is based on the amount paid by 120 private families and is paid Over a twelve month period even though the College operates on an High month year. The annual operational budget does not include More than $5 million in major construction which has taken place in the last eight years. This continual building program has provided steady employment to Many skilled and unskilled labourers and has added several million dollars in income to area building material suppliers. Over and above the amount paid directly to Green Mountain for tuition room and Board students also contribute materially to Poultney and Rutland merchants and to area ski resorts. It has been established that during the school year More than $150,000 is added to the area Economy through student spending. One Poultney merchant has estimated that As much As 95 per cent of his business is with Green Mountain students. Others have made the statement that if it were not for the College they a would not be in business at in addition to local purchases students make periodic shopping trips to Rutland by chartered bus and also use this Type of bus service to ski at area resorts. The Impact of employee spending is Felt by state and local government As Well As business concerns. Last year almost $17,�?� too was deducted from Green Mountain paychecks for Vermont state income tax and approximately $5,000 accrued to the state in fees for Drivers licenses and automobile registration. In the town and Village of Poultney approximately 120 employees who own Homes paid More than $27,-000 in real estate and other taxes. Green Mountain College is dedicated to the purpose for which it was founded to provided an exceptional educational experience for Young women. In continually strengthening this purpose through the procurement of a dedicated faculty and staff through the construction of outstanding physical facilities and through the acquisition of educational materials to assist in the teaching process. 18 of. Krafts grape nit Jelly la open to . To to . 201 South St., Bennington pie n Pac f j Litko a l a i v e k t Isi n i of 1.1 tic a i. A1 v k h Tisi n g support Henry h. Mallory Village president Village caucus 8 . Bennington armory corporate purchasing agent Sprague electric world War la Veteran 29nr,. European theater graduate St. Joseph business College 7 years Bennington Village trustee director Sprague electric co. Credit Union treasure Sprague electric co. Management club auditor Bennington bldg and loan association married to former Celine Lacroix it Henry h. Mallory i no ii i a

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