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Bennington Banner (Newspaper) - January 18, 1966, Bennington, Vermont The West Side Story is told in Montpelier Robert b. Condon Bennington Motel owner Speaks out monday for Highway improvements in southwestern Vermont at a hearing on legislation authorizing massive rebuilding of . 7. Buckler Lawrence f. Powers testifies for the Bennington regional planning commission. Sen. Allan b. Angney jr., Bennington county senator from Arlington Speaks for the $34 million bonding program. Rep. Walter Kennedy of Chelsea left chairman of the House Highway committee studying the legislation presides at the hearing. Rep. Daniel Zekonis of Poultney and rep. Joseph Caracciola watch the proceedings. Light Snow mostly Cloudy with occasional very Light Snow tonight and wednesday. Low temperatures tonight will be in the teens or Low 20s. Little temperature change wednesday. Yesterdays High 24 Low 20. Today at 7 ., 24. A Trace of Snow. Sunset 4 44 . Sunrise 7 20 Benning Bennington Vermont tuesday january 18, 1966 Anner weekly founded in 1841, daily 1903. No. 19,969 to tents Highway Bond boosted common Market by Quot West Side residents cd Mpr Mise proposed j Luxembourg up a Germany Italy Belgium hoi in Viet Yam by w Armen buckle a Montpelier a a West Side Story a the nickname Given to gov. Philip h. Hoffs proposal to Speed up Highway construction on the Western Side of Vermont opened to an appreciative audience Here monday afternoon. Asa matter of fact the audience composed of about too vermonters from the a West Side who showed up for a House Highway committee hearing on a Bill calling for a $34 million Bond Issue to accelerate improvements to . 7 Between Pownal and Rutland . 4 Between West Rutland and the new York line and Small sections of . 2 and Vermont 127, was lavish in in its praises of the show. Forty nine of them the majority from the Rutland area spoke favourably of it. The critics stayed away altogether but Are expected to pass judgment before the Vermont version of the hit musical enjoys too Long a run. There were also indications that despite the numerous expressions of support for the show in its present form there will be deletions and revisions. This became evident at the end of the hearing when rep. Walter Ken Nedy a Chelsea Highway committee chairman commented that a i feel sure you Don t All expect the full $34 million package but i know you want some Success. So do the two hour hearing in the see Highway hearing Page to col. 3 county solons attend hearing Bennington county legislators were very much in evidence at monday s hearing on the Highway construction Bill that Calls for acceleration of improvements to highways in southwestern Vermont. Among those listening to the Long procession of speakers was they of ant action Richard c. Bartholomae Manchester Motel owner Speaks in favor of improving Western Vermont a highways at a hearing monday afternoon in Montpelier. Sitting in foreground is Charles erd Man East Dorset Motel owner who also spoke. Listening at right is Robert Eldredge of Montpelier who represented the regional Highway Council. Rep. Joseph j. Caracciola a Bennington a member of the House Highway committee which called the hearing. Caracciola said it was his Job to a just listen to All the testimony. He noted that there would be a Public hearing later at which he expects an even larger crowd than appeared for the committee hearing this week. Sen. Allen Angney of Arlington r Bennington listened to the speakers during most of the afternoon session then Rose to express his support of the Bill. Sen. Angney explained that when he goes from Arlington to Bennington on a saturday or sunday he prefers to go the a Aback Way a even though it is a dirt Road because he considers it safer than . 7. He noted that a traffic from All Over the Northern part of the state is funnelled onto . 7, and this results in the weekend traffic jams. He added that a fall businesses will suffer unless . 7 and 4 Are improved. Rep. George Vansantvoord d Bennington assured the audience that a you can count on almost unanimous support for the Bill by members of the Rutland and Bennington county delegations. A i Hope we can do something promptly a he declared. A i think others in the interests of the state and fair play will support it too a he added. The county a Lone democratic legislator suggested that the state Highway department ought to Start thinking about acquiring land rights for Highway construction As soon As possible. Another outspoken supporter of improvements to . 7 was rep. Daulton Mann r-25, of Peru. Mann said that it is the consensus of his constituents that see solons Page to col. 7 Luxembourg up Belgium today proposed a Compromise to help end the dramatic split Between French president Charles de Gaulle and his five european common Market partners. Gaullist delegates quickly telephoned Paris for advice. Belgian foreign minister Paul Henri Spaak suggested to the common Market ministerial Council they go part of the Way to meet a de Gaulle demand that France have continued veto Power Over Market decisions. De Gaulle wants sole veto Powers As the Price for ending his six month Boycott of the Market. He also would strip the organizations executive body of much of its Power. The other members West Germany Italy Belgium Holland and Luxembourg have shown Little inclination in the present meeting ending today of defying the French Leader. Spaak proposed a three Point plan a requiring unanimous consent on All proposals being considered by the economic Community. A requiring that in the future on All issues of a vital interest a the ministerial Council must meet and consider a matter four times before approving it on a less than unanimous vote. Couve de Murville told the conference monday the dispute Over veto Power and the status of the executive commission must be settled before the French end their Boycott of the common Market. . Strength soars More troops land Saigon up a . Milita. By strength in Viet Nam today soared to More than 190,000 men with the twin landings of thousands of fresh marines and infantrymen from Hawaii and Okinawa. . Military commander Gen. William c. Westmoreland was on the Beach at Vung Tau 40 Miles Southeast of Saigon when the first elements of the 4,000-Man 2nd brigade of the 25th infantry division from Schofield Barracks Hawaii moved ashore. Support mounts for mrs. Gandhi to be elected Indian Premier new Delhi India up a support mounted today for mrs. Indira Gandhi As successor to the late Premier Lai Bahadur Shastri who died last week of a heart attack at the Tashkent peace conference. Already hundreds of persons were visiting the Home of the 48-year-old daughter of the late Jawaharlal Nehru to congratulate her in anticipation of her election at wednesday s ruling Congress party meeting. Observers Here predicted she would get at least 400 of the 551 votes to be cast by party members who poured into the Indian capital for the meeting. Her Only opponent Morarji Desai 69, the former minister of finance continued to insist Bill seeks to streamline condemnation procedures Montpelier up a the state Highway departments Legal staff submitted a Bill today which would streamline the land taking procedures for Highway condemnation. The measure basically would do two things a end the tedious procedure of requiring the Highway Board to petition county courts in order to find cause for land taking. Under the proposed measure the Board could Issue an executive order and determine necessity for constructing a Highway. But under the measure a compensation hearing by the Highway Board would be eliminated. The Board currently holds the hearings but rarely changes the amount of Money it awards a property owner because of Federal restrictions. The property cop on air replies to presidents message Washington up a Republican congressional leaders today stood firm in support of presidential policy in Viet Nam but charged the administration was silently stealing $8 billion yearly from taxpayers. In a gop a state of the Union declaration monday the administration was blamed for a 2 per cent Rise in the Cost of living which was a the equivalent of a secret sales tax that silently steals some $8 billion annually a the declaration delivered by Senate gop Leader Everett m. Durksen and House cop Leader Gerald t. Ford produced pro nip democratic rebuttals. President Johnson dampened the gop bid for attention by releasing two major news announcements just before the republicans went before color television cameras in the historic old supreme court chamber. The administration disclosed its plan to ask for a. Additional $12.7 billion for an expanded Effort in Viet Nam and said Sargent Shriver would leave his peace corps Post for full time duty As the director of the War on poverty. National gop chairman Ray c. Bliss a dozen senators some 60 House members and their wives listened in silence As Durksen replied to the presidents foreign policy outline of last wednesday night. The Illinois Republican offered this a rational course for the War in Viet Nam continued peace efforts combined with intensified military action As judgment deems necessary. Ford who handled gop comments on Domestic issues was applauded More than 20 times by his partisan audience when he Laid into Johnson a great society programs. He said the nation cannot fight a costly War abroad without a setting priorities at he challenged the democrats to help trim Home front spending. The republicans gave this reply to the presidents expressed concern for the nation s poor a we will not sacrifice poor people. We will sacrifice poor programs poorly conceived and poorly carried out. A we will sacrifice poor administrators. We will sacrifice poor arithmetic in Public anticipating details of the presidents forthcoming budget Ford said that a we need truth in budgeting by the White he said it already appears that fiscal 1966 spending a will be at $8 billion More than we were told a year owner can Appeal the hearing by filing a petition in county court. Louis p. Peck Deputy attorney general said the proposed changes would streamline the land taking procedures but also will retain All of the Legal safeguards and Appeal procedures. Be workers vote four Day strike a t Schenectady Schenectady . A a four Day strike Blat will Idle 11,000 general electric co. Workers was voted monday by members of local 301, International Union of electrical workers. The strike which was approved by a lop sided vote of 3,003 in favor to 29 opposed will Start with the first shift thursday and will end monday when first shift workers will return to their jobs. The walkout is the latest in a series that have embroiled workers and management and Union officers Trace the present strike to the disciplining of two workers in november for falling to meet production standards. On oct. I 1964, the Union and company signed a make Schenectady competitive agreement that ended existing incentive pay for about 3,000 workers and committed the company to spend several million dollars for new facilities. Since then the Union has repeatedly objected to the company s disciplining employees who failed to meet new standards and be has just As repeatedly insisted it is entitled to a full Day s Effort and has charged the Union with harassment. He would win and he told reporters that he was being pressured to withdraw so mrs. Gandhi s election would be unanimous. Party president Kumaraswamy Kamaraj was reported favouring Desaix a withdrawal for the Sake of party Harmony and to avoid any bitterness which might result from a contest. Desai commenting on the efforts being made to induce him to withdraw said a no pressures could work on me. I will fight to the on the inside vim seeks donations to continue program a Page 3. A letter to the editor favors . 7 improvements but deplores bypass construction a Page 4. Earle e. Storrs resigns As president of factory Point Bank in Manchester a Page 5. By Nightfall All of the men were ashore in an operation which went off without a hitch a . Military spokesman said. Among the arrivals were two battalions of the 27th infantry a wolfhounds a a unit which fought in Siberia in world War i and later in world War ii and Korea. To the North at Chu Lai 60 Miles South of the Danang airbase 3,000 men of the 1st Marine regiment from Okinawa scrambled off lists which met their troop ships. This brought Marine strength in Viet Nam to about 42,000 men. After welcoming officers of the 2nd brigade Westmoreland asked pvt. Richard Hill of Covington ky., How he liked the two week trip from Hawaii. Hill said his Only worry had been a that i might not make it to Viet name since soldiers under 18 cannot serve Here. Hill turned 18 two Days ago. The Kentucky Soldier and his outfit were hustled onto trucks driven to a nearby Airfield and flown to the Bien Hoa base 13 Miles North of Saigon. The 1st Marine regiment meanwhile moved out into the Chu Lai Region to beef up Marine forces guarding the Danang Complex and Clearing Viet Cong guerrillas from the Countryside. The landings came As the War tapered off in anticipation of a 3-Day cease fire in Observance of the chinese lunar new year tet beginning at noon thursday la ., est wednesday. For Hie 25th consecutive Day . Planes did not attack targets in communist North Viet Nam. The truce in the air War against the North began at 6 ., dec. 24 at the Start of the 30-hour Christmas cease fire. Late today a Large Force of Viet Cong ambushed two platoons of vietnamese troops in Vinh Binh province 60 Miles South of Saigon. The Viet Cong opened up with automatic weapons Small arms fire grenades and mortars inflicting moderate casualties before withdrawing after about an hour. The communists launched three simultaneous attacks before Dawn today at targets around Binh help 50 Miles West of Saigon. A squad of government defenders was wiped out at a watchtower four Miles South of the town. The Viet Cong also attacked a platoon four Miles North of Binh Hiep inflicting moderate casualties and were turned Back in a third raid against the Thanh Tri resettlement Center six Miles to the Northeast. Hoff pay hike Bill introduced Montpelier up a a Bill which seeks to hike the salaries of gov. Philip h. Hoff and supreme court and Superior court judges was introduced today on the House floor. The measure sponsored by House judiciary chairman Francis r. Pelsch a burling ton Calls for a raise in Hoff a pay from $20,000 to $25,000. State Republican chairman Derick v. Webb a Chittenden grand Isle senator said the raise is unnecessary. Hoff received a $7,500 pay hike less than three weeks ago under a Bill passed during the 1965 legislature. Peischl a measure also Calls for a $3,000 to $3,500 pay increase for the judiciary. New peace president Johnson congratulates asst. Secy of state Jack Hood Vaughn at the White House monday after naming him Dirr j Rector of the peace corps to succeed Sargent Shriver right corps head who is giving up the Post to devote full time to heading the War on poverty. Up

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