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Bennington Banner (Newspaper) - January 4, 1966, Bennington, Vermont Bennington Banner tuesday january 4, 19ft6 around Vermont new fire station Essex Junction up a Essex Junction has a new fire station. Construction has been completed on the Community a $70,-000 fire building and opening ceremonies Are scheduled for sunday. Officials say however they have already moved some of the towns fire fighting equipment into the new Hall. Essex Junction voters approved a Bond Issue for the fire station last March. Industrial deaths Down in 1965 Montpelier up a sixteen persons were killed in Industrial accidents in Vermont during 1965, it was reported monday by Louis Lavon state commissioner of Industrial relations. Lavon said the figure represents a drop of three from 1964. The commissioner said 14,760 nonfatal accidents were recorded last year in Vermont 723 More than in 1964. Works 45 y ears for state Montpelier up a sergeant at arms Wallace l. Whitcomb of Montpelier monday celebrated his 45th anniversary in state government. Whitcomb 63, was Given a plaque commemorating his service by gov. Philip h. Hoff. He also received a Cash gift and Flowers from his fellow employees. Whitcomb began working for the state in 1921, shovelling Coal. He joined the state House Post office in 1923 and remained there until 1961 when he assumed his current Post. At that time he succeeded Claiton s. Buxton who took Over As state building director. The sergeant at arms past is filled by an election by the state legislature. L a rime is Here again Burlington up a the internal Revenue service Here says its that mme again and vermonters Are responding Well to the Call. Fulton d. Fields irs District director said the first returns for the year were received at the Burlington office monday. Fields said the Federal government expects some $30 million in personal income taxes from Vermont residents this year. The current return period ends april 15. New Deputy l Akes oath Montpelier up a Vermont a new Deputy attorney general Louis p. Peck of Montpelier took his oath of office monday. Peck 47, Steps into the $15,000 a year Job vacated dec. 31 by Chester Ketcham. Ketcham announced in november he would leave the attorney general a office for what he described As a personal Peck a Republican has served for eight years As a Legal assistant to the attorney general. The new Deputy received his Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of notre Dame in 1951. Court decision awaited s end smothers announces republicans want to time it opposes sales tax Williston up a state rep. William e. Mykell said monday he is opposed to a sales tax proposal for Chittenden county and that Vermont is too Small a state to be overburdened with local taxes. Burlington mayor Francis Cain said last week he would have a City attorney draw up a proposal for the legislature calling for a sales tax in the county. He said the tax proposal was the product of a special tax study committee. Caln had favored some kind of an income tax for the City. Mykell said he will a a speak against its passage As vigorously As i he said the tax would make it difficult for Chittenden county to compete for new Industry with other areas of the state. Over in Mew York sing singers strike for time off Ossining a about 1800 inmates of sing sing prison went on strike against prison work monday just As the Warden of another state prison Green Haven announced the end of a week Long hunger strike. The sing sing prisoners refused to report to work places monday morning apparently protesting a reduction in time off for Good behaviour a situation which Warden Wilfred Denno says is in the hands of the legislature. Ski Tow inspections ended Albany safety inspections of each of the 350 lifts and tows at ski areas in the state have been completed according to state labor department official Martin p. Catherwood. The state Industrial did not say whether All the devices had been certified for operation. Under a Law in effect since december 1964, Only tows lifts and other passenger tramways which have received the department s annual safety certificates Are allowed to operate. Six die monday in accidents Troy a six persons lost their lives monday in area accidents. The death occurred in three separate accidents near Whitehall Speigletown and Schaghticoke. The dead included Joseph Brown 52, of Troy mrs. Georgec. Kupiec 46, Schaghticoke Louis Averoff 65, and Alexander Bernstein 65, both of Montreal que., Canada Michael Zeltzerman 24, of Burlington it. And Michael David Cohen of Essex Junction it. Four others were seriously or critically injured in the accidents. Joint indictment for Brothers Troy a George Kilduff 22, was indicted monday by a grand jury for first degree arson and first degree murder for setting the fire which claimed the lives of eight children and a grandchild of or. And mrs. Napoleon h. Sousie feb. 29, 1934. Jointly indicted with his brother for third degree arson was John m. Kilduff 24. The Brothers will be arraigned thursday. Down in Berkshire mayor pushes Urban renewal North Adams a mayor Francis c. Florini in his eight minute inaugural address monday stressed that Urban renewal is the Only major project he will recommend in 1966 unless tax Relief is provided by the state. All officials were sworn in. The mayor s first official act after being sworn in for his third two year term was to name atty. Bernard Lenoff to third term As City solicitor. Daniel j. Hawthorne was elected new City Council president. Be employment increases Pittsfield a employment at general electric co. Increased by about 600 during 1965, and an additional 200 to 300 Are expected to be hired during 1966, according to a year end statement made monday by Robert l. Gibson company vice president and general manager of the Power distribution division. Employment at the end of 1965 was 9200. Bergendahl pleads not guilty Willi motown a arranged in District court Here monday Brut. C. Bergendahl 18, of North Adams pleaded not guilty to a charge of the fatal beating of Lawrence a. White also 18, of Williamstown shortly before Midnight saturday. Judge Samuel e. Levine continued the Case to Jan. 31 and Bergendahl was released on $5,000 bail for his court appearance. On Rich Haber Corpus decision not to run again to answer lbs a a message Montpelier up a atty. Gen. John Connarn says he does not expect a decision on a writ of Hareas Corpus for 18-year-old Ronald Rich Center of the prison controversy until wednesday. Connarn said he submitted a memorandum of Law on the Case to the state supreme court monday. He said he expects the court to hand Down its decision after it opens its january session wednesday. The attorney general said his memorandum contends that Rich was removed from the weeks school and transferred to the Windsor House of correction last March in accordance with Vermont statutes. The state supreme court heard closing arguments last monday in the Rich Case at Woodstock. The youths attorney Peter f. Langrock filed a petition for a writ of Hareas Bob Taft or. Seeks House seat in Ohio Cincinnati up a Robert Taft or. Plans to put his political career on the line by seeking to represent Ohio a 1st District in the . House of representatives. The former congressman at Large from Ohio will seek the Republican nomination in the May primary and probably will oppose rep. John g. Ill Logan first term Democrat in the november election. Taft 48, formally announced his candidacy monday setting the stage for a test of the Johnson administrating policies in a District which has been represented by the gop for 60 of the past 65 years. Ill Logan has been a Strong supporter of president Johnson while Taft in 1964 lost a close race for th6 . Senate to Democrat Stephen m. Young during the Johnson landslide Victory in Ohio. Another Taft loss could spell the end of the promising career of the son of the late sen. Robert a. Taft revered As Quot or. Republican Quot in taking this step i have become convinced that i can Best serve the cause of two party government by helping to rebuild and strengthen the Republican party a Taft said. Negro sworn in As mayor of Ohio Lily Springfield Ohio up a this City of 88,000 persons moved into the National spotlight today As the largest in the country with a negro mayor. The historic event showed the world a citizen who is qualified and accepts his responsibilities can assume any office mayor Robert e. Henry said with great emotion As he took the oath of office. Henry was chosen unanimously by the five City commissioners monday night because he had polled More votes than any other candidate when three commissioners were elected last november. The 44-year-old mayor denounced extremists in race relations As he outlined his views on race and City problems. White civic leaders crowded around stretching their hands out to congratulate him and pledge their support. After taking the kith Henry said he Felt a Springfield has made a tremendous historic movement a in two ways. The first he said was in seating its first female commissioner and the second a of great importance throughout the United states is that i became the first negro mayor of a City of this owl radar owls depend on sound rather than sight to help them catch prey. North Bonnington Rood Bennington it. Scott towels big Roll White and coloured 200 count Corpus dec. 7 in Montpelier. The St. Albans youth was sent to the weeks school in 1962 when at age 14, he was found to be allegedly contributing to the delinquency of another 14-year-old boy. He was transferred last March 5 to the Windsor House of correction on an executive order signed by gov. Philip h. Hoff. The executive order alleged that he had escaped twice from weeks. Rich became the Center at a state wide controversy on conditions at the Windsor state prison and the House of correction last september. At that time former democratic state rep. William Blachly of Calais charged that he saw the youth naked and obviously beaten in a solitary confinement cell at Windsor. Hoff appointed a special five Man panel to investigate the charges but the panel said last month it could not ascertain the truth of the allegations. The governor after a secret affidavit was filed with the supreme court and then withdrawn directed Connarn to make an investigation into the Case. The affidavit signed by Rich made what the governor has described As a extremely serious charges against prison officials. Washington up a sen. George a. Smathers decision to retire on doctor s orders at the end of 1968 Points up a new Senate trends go with Grace and by Choice. The democratic lawmaker s announcement in Florida monday that he would not seek reelection after his present term expires followed similar statements by two other senators plus the unexpected spot resignation late last year of Veteran sen. Harry f. Byrd sr., a a. A fourth senator Pat Mcnamara d-mich., 71 and ailing has hinted strongly that he May Bow out this year too. Sen. Leverett Saltonstall r-mass., who was 73 last september but could probably out wrestle some of his younger colleagues announced last thursday that he would not run for re election this year. Saltonstall said he decided it would be difficult Tor him to serve another six year term a with the Zeal ability and conscientiousness that i would want to shortly after Congress adjourned last october sen. Maurine b. Newberg d-ore., announced she would not bid for another six years in the Senate. Smathers 52, told a news conference in Miami he is suffering from an ailment he would describe Only As a serious Complex but not incurable the handsome Florida senator has been a member of the majority leadership team As Secretary of the Senate democratic conference. Washington up a subject to several a ifs a republicans May deliver their own state of the Union message on color television probably a Day or so after president Johnson delivers his. After countless drafts the gop message has been pretty Well whipped into shape. It will be revised right up to air time a depending on developments including the inevitable surprises in Johnson s address to the customary joint session of Congress. The president s timetable has not been firmed up. Considering the fast changing world situation his message presumably is a Long Way from being printed right now. Last year Johnson broke precedent to deliver his state of the Union report at 9 . On the opening Day of the Congress. His prime time television coverage then was in Black and wave. This year White House technicians Are exploring with network experts the possibility of putting the show on Tor the first time in color. House Republican Leader Gerald r. Ford mich., said the gop a counter plans Are not firm but that he expects the networks will be asked As a matter of fair play to give equal and equally Good time and color too if that s what they give Johnson to a presentation of the minority stand. 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