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Bennington Banner (Newspaper) - January 5, 1966, Bennington, Vermont Cloudy colder becoming Cloudy tonight with a few Brief Snow flurries in North sections. Lowest temperatures 15 to 20. Thursday Cloudy and somewhat colder with a Chance of a Little Light Snow late in the Day. Yesterday s High 33 Low 15. Today at 7 ., 18. Sunset 4 29 . Sunrise 7 26 Benning Bennington Vermont wednesday january 5, 1966 Armer weekly founded in 1841, daily 1903. No. 19,958 to cents prayers open legislature Montpelier Cupo a the special session of the Vermont legislature expected to be a political Battleground in this election year opened today. Rep. Richard Mallary a far Lee was almost immediately chosen As House speaker. Mallary was unopposed for the Post after conservative Royal b. Cutts withdrew his name from nomination in a last a minute move. Cutts of Townshend had said As late As tuesday night he would fight for the nomination All the Way. Mallary father of four has been in the House for five sessions since his election in 1961. For some time he has been considered the Likely successor to former speaker Franklin s. Billings a Woodstock Republican. Billings did not run for re election last fall. The Fairlee Dairy Farmer has been considered the Leader of the states moderate republicans. Mallary is a 1949 graduate of Dartmouth College. Secretary of state Harry h. Cooley presiding at today s session refused to accept a move that one vote be cast for Mallary in an attempt to shorten the proceedings. A we must legally run the entire election Quot Cooley said. Of the 148 votes in the House today Mallary received 143. The others were split among five persons. Mallary is the son of former Robin Baker indicted Washington Cupo for Mer Senate aide Robert g. Bobby Baker was indicted by a Federal grand jury today on charges of tax evasion conspiracy and other offences. Atty. Gen. Nicnolas Deb. Katzenbach said the nine count indictment charged that Baker understated his income by $54,558.91 for 1961 and 1962. Baker was accused of evading $23,090.97 in Federal income taxes for those two years the Justice department said. De Vermont Republican sen. Witte Mallary. Cutts had been Given Little Chance for Success in his old for the speaker ship and most observers Felt he would get no More than 20 of the 150 available votes. The session opened on a note of religious Unity. Cooley pounded the Gavel shortly after 9 30 To fulfil an executive order that was sent out last month by gov. Philip h. Hoff calling the session. Cooley then turned the spotlight Over to religious leaders for an ecumenical service that included scripture Reading meditation hymns and Benediction. Four churchmen including Catholic protestant jewish and orthodox faiths participated in the ceremonies. Republicans close to Mallary Are saying that he probably will name Reid Lefevre of Manchester to head the powerful House ways and Means committee. Sanborn Partridge of Proctor is expected to head the House appropriations committee and Byron Hathorn of Hartford probably will get the state court and expenses committee. Hathorn was ways and Means head in the 1965 legislature. In the Senate Rutland Republican George . Cook appears to be the most Likely Choice for re election As president pro tem. The legislature will hear a special message from Hoff thursday at 2 . In another joint session. Goldberg reports in ambassador Arthur Goldberg makes a final Point As he and president Johnson stand in a White House hallway near the executive office where the ambassador reported on his trip to Europe As part of the . Diplomatic peace offensive. Up committee hashes costs to county towns for regional plan Arlington a members of the and hoc regional planning committee under the chairmanship of Robert Graf of Rupert voted tuesday night to allow a 50 per cent reduction in per Cap Ita costs to Bennington and Manchester for charges that May be incurred by them should regional planning in Bennington county become a reality. The Compromise was accepted by representatives of nine of the 16 Bennington county towns at a meeting in the Fisher school Here and came after a discussion of the merits of claims made by Manchester and Bennington concerning Cost credit consideration for planning work either in process or Complete. The Compromise cleared the $2.75 steel hike acceptable under wage Price guidelines Washington up a the White House said today the $2.75 a ton Price increase announced by u. S. Steel corp., was acceptable under wage Price guidelines. It called on Bethlehem and Inland steel to pull their boosts Back to a similar level. The administrations position was stated at the White House by chairman Gardner Ackley of the Council of economic advisers after he discussed the u. S. Steel announcement with president Johnson. Ackley said a the United states steel corporation s announcement of its Price adjustments some up some Down interim settlement refused in new York transit strike new York up a the new team of negotiators for the striking transport workers Union Twu today turned Down mayor John v. Lindsay a suggestion of an interim settlement of the subway bus strike and stricken Union Boss Michael j. Quill urged them to a keep the picket lines almost simultaneous the White House repeated its offer of assistance in settling the five Day old transit shutdown that has resulted in the most monumental traffic snarl in the nations history and hundreds of millions in Dollar losses to business. Presidential press Secretary Bill d. Moyers said president Johnson would not act until he receives a request from the City government. He said the chief executive has studied a a full written Quot report on the situation from labor Secretary w. Willard Wirtz. Lindsay stepped into strike negotiations this morning for the first time since the walkout began and said he would stay until a settlement was reached. Aides said the mayor hoped to get an interim settlement that would restore Public transit if it was impossible to get a permanent settlement right away. The idea was squashed by Douglas Macmahon who took Over for Quill when the Union president was arrested and jailed tuesday. The White haired 59-year-old Macmahon said the suggestion of a return to the streets and tracks before a final contract was negotiated was a unacceptable Quot to the transit workers. Quill sent word to a keep the picket lines going Quot from his sickbed in Bellevue Hospital through a visiting Twu organizer William Reilly. He was taken to Bellevue tuesday after suffering an apparent heart attack at new York civil prison and was reported in improved but still serious condition. There seemed to be no Progress in the negotiations in spite of Lindsay s description of tuesday nights session As being a Start toward constructive bargaining. A City Hall spokesman said the City a transit authority to had made no Nev counter offer to the Union s scaled Down demands estimated by the to to total $180 million for a two year period. A this is a new situation Quot said Lindsay s press Secretary Elihu Ben Klein. A there Are new representatives of the Union and conditions Are different a Mush More serious. The passage of each Day indicates a in least serious growing addition to bringing at 40,000 More cars than see transit strike Page to col. 4 Twu chief Michael Quill president of the transport workers Union is shown Here tuesday just prior to his arrest for failure to obey a court injunction barring the new York City transit strike. He was later hospitalized with what at first was thought to be a heart attack. Up indicates an Effort to meet the nations problem of Price stability. A although the increase in structural steel will Likely bring the company somewhat More Revenue than the decrease in sheets will Cost them it appears that the net gain in company Revenue is less than one tenth of i per cent and therefore inconsequential. I would Hope and expect that Bethlehem and Inland who have already acted would adjust accordingly to meet Competition and thus Well serve the National in announcing the a selective Quot Price increase in Pittsburgh u. S. Steel expressed Hope of administration acceptance. It said it was bowing to government insistence that the $5 a ton hike imposed by Bethlehem and Inland would damage the Domestic Economy. U. S. Steels action came As government agencies prepared to carry out the administration order to not to Honor Federal state contracts with steel companies which had raised their prices. The order had been directed at the $5 a ton increase set by Bethlehem and Inland steel companies. Adenauer 90 today Bonn up a the extraordinary Man known As a Der alte Quot is 90 years old today. Former Chancellor Konrad Adenauer received the homage of a grateful nation for leading West Germany from disastrous defeat to peace Prosperity and political stability. Thousands of gifts and letters of congratulations poured in from All Over the nation for the a old Man a who continues to act As though he were still in his prime. Week Long celebrations began tuesday with a reception by the Christian democratic Union cd which Adenauer founded after world War ii and shaped into the greatest vote getting machine democratic Germany has Ever known. Following birthday custom Adenauer planned to attend Early morning mass at a Small children a Hospital Chapel. An army Parade by torchlight tonight Caps a Day of parliamentary receptions Cabinet meetings and presidential receptions. The observances required Adenauer to spend hours at a time on his feet Many under the Glare of hot television lights. But the elderly politician seemed to hold up better than most of the younger guests. Early peace Hopes dimmed by Hanoi Way for the determination of estimated town costs for use in town meeting warnings on the subject of regional planning. Bernard Johnson of the state Central planning office told the committee that he had recommended a 50 per cent Cost reduction Factor for Bennington and after a review of Manchester a four year old comprehensive plan a to per cent reduction for the North Shire town. In the debate Walter Hayes who with or. Ilsley s. Zecher and Michael Powers represented the Manchester planning commission said he could not see How �?o90 per cent of the value of the plan had been used up in four the Central planning office has estimated $48,000 As the Cost for a regional plan for Bennington county. The estimate assumes All of the eligible towns would eventually become members of the regional planning commission. For this Cost each town and the Region As a whole would be provided with a plan. Within the total Cost the Federal government would pay two thirds or $32,000 and state and local governments one sixth each or $8,000. Costs among the towns according to a method worked out by the Central planning office Are on a per capita basis. Under the Compromise 50 per cent of the population in Bennington and Manchester Are considered in the computation of charges for the two towns. Under the new plan per capita Cost for Bennington and Manchester is 23 cents and 46 cents see committee Page to col. 3 on the inside Ron Reagon has his picture taken with two vermonters Page 2 announces his Guber matoral candidacy a Page 3. An editorial Points out that Hoff a backtracking on his own conflict of interest policy is not the Best Way to make it stick a Page 4. Tax filing a Page la. Tips for Farmers Washington up a Hopes for Early Progress toward peace in Viet Nam appeared today to have been dealt a damaging a though not necessarily fatal blow by Hanoi a first direct reaction to the . Bombing pause. The North vietnamese foreign ministry in a Tough statement broadcast by Hanoi radio tuesday labelled the suspension of . Air attacks a a tricks to further what it called a a deceptive peace it was considered highly unlikely in Washington that the United states would regard this As the final word on the subject from the communists. No similar direct rejection has been received through third party diplomatic channels and the United states was continuing its efforts to generate More world pressure on Hanoi and peking. Neither the White House nor the state department would comment on the Hanoi statement which also reaffirmed demands that the War be settled entirely on communist terms. Administration experts presumably were studying it closely for any evidence the bitter denunciation of the United states might conceivably mask some indication of possible changes in the red position. President Johnson was continuing the wide ranging efforts he Hopes will generate sufficient world pressure on peking Russell 6pause�?T too Long Washington up a sen. Richard b. Russell ixia., chairman of the powerful Senate armed services committee said today the . A pause Quot in bombing communist North Viet Nam has already run too Long. A i think a week was Long enough Quot the Georgia Democrat said in an interview. A i want to be the next naval Pilot to Fly Over one of those Sam the senators reference was to the russian surface to air antiaircraft missile Sites ringing the North vietnamese capital of Hanoi and its port City of Haiphong. Prior to the bombing pause now in its 13th Day the Sites had been under attack by . Navy Carrier planes. Russell prefaced his comments on the bombing pause with a statement that he has Little Hope for the Johnson administrations current worldwide a peace he said he believed the upcoming second session of the 89th Congress would Center largely on Viet Nam but would also include other problem areas such As the dominican Republic. Russell who visited the strife torn Caribbean Island nation during the congressional recess called it a a darn sore spot. Loaded with and Hanoi to Force the reds to talk peace without a preconditions Quot or at least to lower the level of military operations. In their talks with Friendly governments who have contacts with Hanoi american envoys were understood to be outlining some of the military Steps North Viet Nam might take to indicate a reciprocal desire to decelerate the War. Officials have made it Clear Hanoi will be Given ample time to Ponder the possible consequences of any final refusal to cooperate in lessening or ending the conflict. Stronger ethics code asked for slew York legislature Albany . A the legislature which convenes today will be asked to put additional Teeth in its code of ethics under a Bill pre filed monday by Republican assemblyman s. William Green of Manhattan. The Bill would bar the lawmakers from practising Law before state agencies. The previous legislature adopted the recommendation of a special committee to forbid legislators from practising before the state court of claims but rejected a similar prohibition involving other state agencies. The Manhattan assemblyman also pre a filed a Resolution to Amend the state Constitution to facilitate abstentions by legislators on proposals involving a possible conflict of interest. At present the state Constitution makes it impossible for a legislator to abstain effectively when a conflict of interest arises because a majority of the total membership of each House is required to pass a Bill Green says. He Points out that in the present 165-member Assembly it takes 83 affirmative votes to pass a measure. Thus a member who abstains a or who is absent or dead a is therefore voting against a Bill just As effectively As if he had cast a negative vote. The assemblyman would alter the Law to require that when a legislator is dead or absent or abstains from voting a majority the remaining members Only would be needed to pass a Bill. Quot in those situations where a legislator has a conflict of interest he ought to be Able to abstain without having the abstention treated As a negative vote Quot Green said. Quot my proposal would make this possible and thus encourage legislators not to vote when they have a special personal interest in a piece of legislation that gives Rise to a conflict of another break reported state police have disclosed a previously unreported break in the Bennington area. The fifth instance of theft or attempted theft known to have occurred in Bennington since last thursday involved the Vermont Container corporation in the Brooklyn District. State police said the corporation was broken into Over the weekend and that vending machines were damaged. Other losses suffered were a Small a police said. Weary Soldier weary unshaven sgt. Charles Brown of Columbus ga., pauses for a canteen of Coffee and a cigarette during the fifth Day of the Muddy operation of the 173rd airborne into the Mekong Delta of Smirh Viet Nam. Up Viet Cong shoots Down a flying Crane in vietnamese Central Highlands Saigon up a communist Viet Cong today shot Down a Mammoth u. S. Army a flying Crane Quot helicopter while it was ferrying ammunition to the vietnamese Central Highlands killing the five americans aboard. U. S. Troops in the same area captured and burned a communist base Camp. A u. S. Spokesman said the $6.25 million twin Turbine aircraft called a a ask Crane Quot was burning before it crashed and that it apparently was the victim of communist ground fire. It was one of Only six in existence. Ammunition aboard exploded for hours afterwards preventing any Rescue efforts. In the ground War itself a u. S. 1st air cavalry battalion of about 800 men swooped Down on a Viet Cong base within a mile of the cambodian Border and burned the Camp the communists had obviously used As a rest area. A spokesman said the americans jumped from their helicopters about 4,000 Yards from the Border then pushed on toward the Border on foot. They met Light sniper fire As their helicopters landed but there was almost no opposition once they pushed out on the ground. The Battle area was about 35 Miles West of Plesku in the Central Highlands and about 240 Miles North of Saigon in the la Drang Valley Section where u. S. Troops fought their costliest cattle of the War late in 1965. The cavalrymen suffered negligible casualties As they swept through the area where powerful forces of Viet Cong and North vietnamese communists Are believed to move Back and Forth at will across the cambodian Border. The helicopter crash occurred a few Miles to the East while the aircraft was ferrying ammunition Between two cavalry bases in the Plesku area. The Crane officially designated the ch54, was developed by the Sikorsky aircraft division of United aircraft corp. It was one of four brought to Viet Nam by the . Army a 1st air cavalry division. The other two Are in the United states. A we have reports from the ground that the plane was on fire before it crashed giving some indication of enemy fire a a spokesman said. The 20,760 Pound a flying Crane is used to Pluck downed helicopters from the Jungles and also can be used As a 68-seat troop transport. It can carry a full Field Hospital or a Large missile. It crashed just West of the Mang Yang pass on route 19 Between the 1st cavalry Headquarters at an Khe and the major Supply City of Plesku. Exploding ammunition from the wreckage kept rescuers away up correspondent Martin Stuart Fox reported. A you could see the Flash of exploding ammunition through the Trees and a pall of Gray smoke Drifting up from the Jungle a he said after flying see a flying Crane Page to col. 2

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