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Bennington Banner (Newspaper) - July 10, 1965, Bennington, Vermont Partly Jolt Fly partly Cloudy warm and humid today with afternoon and evening thunderstorms. Clear and warm sunday with temperatures reaching into the Middle 80�?Ts. Sunset tonight 8 38. Sunrise sunday 5 17 . The Constellation Sagittarius is now visible Early evening in the Southeast to the East of the scorpions Tail. The famous Star Kaus Australia is 124 Light years from Earth. Benning Bennington Vermont saturday july to 1965 Anner founded weekly in 1841, daily in 1903 no. 19,807 to cents lol in Imi Willis a some seek their warm weather recreation on crowded beaches others like this Well equipped Young lady in the Solitude of deep Pine forests i Tore was taken from the slopes of Bald Mountain. The View is of it. Anthony and Bennington Village. Buckler lit reveals i Iet troop increase denies . War policy shift Washington tip a Preston t Johnson said f riday . Roop strength in Viet Nam will la be to be increased beyond he announced goal of 75,000 accuse of the mounting Tempo of he War against the communists. Johnson also denounced As a irresponsible inaccurate and a True speculation that Gen. Maxwell i. Taylor a resignation is . Ambassador to Saigon sternum i from policy differences. The president told a news conference in his office that he and his top military and diplomatic advisers were convinced Henry Cabot Lodge was a the Best Man available in the United states to succeed Taylor in the difficult assignment. The meeting with reporters came just before Johnson left for a weekend at his Texas ranch. It followed a White hocus state me it that the Selee i n Iki Oiin Iii burlier meld in police chiefs murder i Lyndonville it. I Pic a Semi retired elderly i rarer was arrested Friday after he allegedly shot and killed the Lyndonville police chief who was about to serve him with a subpoena accusing him of arson. Alexander f Fontecha 4", the Only Law office in this North \ n inon i ii i i a min Linro Montpelier Ipi a Vermont spends $438 a year on each Pupil in its Public schools ranking the Green Mountain state 28th in the nation it was reported Friday. The National education association said Vermont trails in the average state expenditure by $50 it or Pupil for Yim East Vermont Hamlet died in the arms of his 15-year-old son. He was felled on the front porch of his House by two Shotgun blasts in the Chest. The Harber Ellis Metevier 72, was charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill but authorities said a first degree murder complaint would be filed when the defendant is arraigned tuesday in Caledonia county court. Metevier who was taken into custody without a struggle at his shop Down the corridor from the chief s office on the second floor of a downtown building was at first charged with murder a but the lesser charge was filed when a question arose on whether the Caledonia municipal court had jurisdiction in a murder charge. Metevier was ordered held without Bond. Tion of Lodge signalled no change whatever in . Policy in Southeast Asia. White House press Secretary Bill d Moyers told newsmen to policy shift had either been implied or suggested during discussions leading up to the Lodge appointment. There had been speculation in some a quarters that the return of Lodge to Saigon might for Shadow a . Shift toward a greater emphasis on political efforts to Settle the Viet Nam War. Johnson a disclosure of the troop increase was the first indication that . Forces in Viet Nam would go beyond the goal of 75.000 that defense Secretary Robert s. Mcnamara announced june 18. Even that woul Bemore than twice the 33,000 . Troops in Viet Nam Only two months ago. Tile president noted there Are about 60,000 troops in Viet Nam now and the total will climb to 75.000 shortly. He said the Tempo of the War meant a others will be required and added a whatever is required i am sure will be declaring that a we expect it will get worse before it gets better a Johnson said communist Viet Cong attacks were increasing casualties were rising and communist forces were getting larger. A your manpower needs there Are increasing and will continue to do so a he said. The president said All this added up to a neither a Rosy nor a gloomy but he said the Manchester teacher to head i Illier educational facilities in Trey by j ack if Chi in Montpelier a the Vermont development department is launching a new study aimed at determining the potential and feasibility of developing new private higher educational facilities in Vermont As economic and cultural assets for the state s communities. Development commissioner Elbert g. Moulton said today his department has retained Low re Gibb of Manchester a member of the faculty at Burr and Burton Seminary in a contractual arrangement to make a preliminary Survey in this Field. A the demand for Good higher educational facilities both on an undergraduate and graduate level w ill Gow tremendously in the years to come a Moulton said. A the demand for these facilities has already exceeded the Supply and it makes sense to us that a logical answer for economic and cultural growth for Many Vermont communities might be found in the establishment of High Quality colleges and graduate schools Junior colleges or preparatory schools. A we already know that institutions of this Type make significant economic contributions to a Community and there is no doubt of the other benefits derived from these facilities. A emr. Gibbs work this summer will be aimed at answering questions about the feasibility of this program the potential the possibilities of Public and private financial assistance. He will also present recommendations for action on both the state and local level if it is determined this is a Good goal to Moulton said a there is Strong interest in this program in Manchester As Well As in other Vermont communities Gibb will establish his Headquarters in Manchester conduct his Survey this summer and file his report and recommendations with the development department by oct. I. Gibb indicated he plans to place special emphasis on personal consultation with people in education officials of existing colleges people concerned with administration of various state and Federal assistance programs for higher education representatives of private foundations and others who might be in a position to recommend action and policy for this program. Gibb is a 1960 graduate of Middlebury College and has a b. A. In history. He has also done graduate work at the University of Vermont. He was a member of the faculty at Stowe preparatory school and for the past three years has been associated with Burr and Burton. Senate approves medicare House okays voting rights medical care Bill to Cost st.5 billion poll tax Issue is conference key War would take endurance and patience and declared a we Don t plan to let up until the aggression Johnson said that casualty figures Between May 15 and july 3 showed 4,556 Viet Cong dead compared with 1,900 South vietnamese and 40 american fatalities. He said the communists were a swinging widely in their ground offensive. The United states has suffered 160,000 casualties since world War ii fighting communism including 300 in Viet Nam during his presidency Johnson said. But he said this country had prevented aggression from succeeding in Greece Lebanon the Formosa Straits Korea and other areas. A Ops Plant prepared for motorcyclists Grafton it. Up a riot trained National guard troops were standing by for trouble Friday As Waves of motorcyclists roared into this tiny some 10,000 cyclists were expected to be on hand for the third annual International motorcycle scrambles. Local officials said they did not expect trouble but were prepared for it should it develop. A riot at weirs Beach n.h., last month during the world motorcycle championships caused Law enforcement officials throughout new England to be on guard. Top motorcycle racers in new England and Canada were expected to compete in the two Day event saturday and sunday. The scrambles were to be held on the Perley Bell farm about 15 Miles from Bellows Falls. A National guard unit at Bellows Falls training at the armory this weekend has been alerted for possible action. The Bellows Falls police Force has been doubled to 24 men and state troopers will be patrolling the Rural Grafton area. on the inside Home demonstration agent Marion Harris suggests a career in Home economics As a possibility teen age girls should look into Page ? an area Progress report on the Ford foundation curriculum improvement program for last year Page 5. A new trailer Park Alta Mobile Park opens in South Pownal next to Green Mountain Park Page 6. Washington up a the Senate Friday night approved a whopping $7.5 billion for president Johnson a program of health care for the elderly. It was the most sweeping Federal welfare legislation since social Security was enacted 30 years ago. The vote was 68 to 21. Vermont Sens. Aiken and Prouty voted for the historic measure. The final vote came at the end of a Long fourth Day of debate during which the Senate accepted a flood of amendments and Defeated three Republican attempts to gut the heart of the Bill the so called medicare provisions. The landmark Bill a Keystone of Johnson a great society legislative program now goes to a conference of House and Senate negotiators which will begin the Long and arduous task of reconciling the Senate measure with the version approved by the House on april 8. The Senate made about too changes in the House Bill raising the Cost of the measure by $1.5 billion. At the last minute it also approved a formula submitted by sen. George a. Matters d-fla., that would alter the financing originally proposed for the health and welfare package. But in essence both Bills provide compulsory Federal insurance through social Security for the Hospital care of persons 65 or older As Well As a voluntary supplemental insurance plan to help meet doctors Bills. There also is a 7 per cent increase in social Security Cash benefits. Under the Senate Bill a formula this Means that maximum payments for a married couple now retired would Rise from a current $190.50 a month to $203.75. A single person retired at 65 or later would receive a maximum of $135.90 a month compared to the present $127 a month. The major thrust of Republican opposition came from sen. Carl t. Curtis neb., who was Defeated on Roll Call votes in attempts to strip the Hospital and voluntary medical insurance plans from the Bill and to kill the entire Bill by sending it Back to the Senate finance committee. Senate democratic Leader Mike Mansfield mont., accused Curtis of trying to stall the final vote. Curtis replied a it is a delaying action a he said a it will delay the socialization of Anthony j. Celebrezze Secretary of health education and welfare hailed the Senate action. He said a the Senate a approval of far reaching improvements in our social Security system will mean new help and new Hope for millions of our citizens. I am hopeful that differences in Manchester turns d Mitchell Manchester a Joseph Mcdowell Mitchell the controversial former City manager of Newburgh n.y., who applied Here for the Job of town manager has been turned Down according to Ferdinand Bongartz chairman of the Board of selectmen. Bongartz told the Banner Friday that he has already told Mitchell on behalf of the Board that he will not be considered for the Post because Public opinion in the Community would be working against him. Bongartz said Mitchell had phoned him regarding the Job because the press had been pressuring him to find out if head been accepted for the position. Mitchell 43, who was most recently employed As a Field director for the segregationist citizens councils of America known As the White citizens councils in Maryland and Virginia was interviewed Here june 30. Selectmen will continue interviewing candidates for the position made available by the resignation of Oakley k. Porter and they expect to talk with one from Elizabethtown pa., this weekend. The amendments As passed by the House and the Senate will be resolved promptly in among the major differences in the House and Senate Bills Are a provision in the Senate Bill for retirement under social Security at age 60 with two thirds of the benefits normally available at age 65. The House Bill provides for Early retirement at age 62 at 80 per cent of the benefits which would be due at age 65. A a Senate provision allowing a person hospitalized under the program to remain in the Hospital for an unlimited period paying $10 for each Day in sex see medicare Page 2, col. 3 Washington up a the House Friday night passed a voting rights Bill even stronger than the measure approved by the Senate and backed by president Johnson. The vote was 333 to 85, and gave Johnson his second major congressional Victory of the night. Two hours earlier the Senate passed his medicare Bill. The House voting Bill would outlaw poll taxes and literacy tests and authorize the use of Federal officials to Register negroes to vote in the South. It must now go to a House Senate conference committee for agreement on a single version. The biggest Gap Between the House and Senate Bill was on poll taxes. The House banned them outright the Senate called for a court test of their constitutionality. The Bill was passed with the votes of 221 democrats and 112 republicans. In opposition were 61 democrats and 24 republicans. Before final action the House killed a Republican alternative proposal 248 to 171. On that 227 democrats and 21 republicans teamed to reject the gop measure. There were 115 republicans and 56 democrats. All from the South supporting it. The House acted after four Days of debate and an unprecedented struggle Between democratic and Republican civil rights advocates Over the right see voting Page 2, col. 5 museum is bequeathed Johnson pottery collection mrs. Elmer Harland Johnson who died june to at the age of 91, has bequeathed the Bennington historical museum her collection of Bennington pottery. Mrs. Johnson who was the daughter of the late gov. And mrs. John g. Mccullough and a member of an old and prominent North Bennington family had a collection of pottery that is considered to be among the largest and finest in the world. The bequest was made in her will which was allowed or declared Legal this week in the Bennington probate court according to judge Margaret Lillie. Richard Carter Barret museum curator said Friday afternoon that the collection consists of about 4,000 pieces of pottery manufactured Here in the Middle of the nineteenth Century. During the past to years he said mrs. Johnson has Given a Small portion of the collection about 500 pieces to the museum. In addition the museum has the John Spargo collection of about 1,000 pieces. A we now have one of the Best collections in existence a Barret noted. A mrs. Johnson a bequest makes our collection the largest and finest of mid nineteenth Century american ceramics in the other museums with outstanding collections of american pottery and porcelain he noted Are the metropolitan museum of Art in new York the Wadsworth athenaeum in Hartford conn., the Henry Ford museum in Dearborn mich., the Brooklyn n.y., museum and the smithsonian Institute. The cataloguing and indexing of the pottery will be a Long and time consuming Job Barret predicted. Although the collection May be delivered to the museum later this summer it will probably not be put on display until next Spring because of a the magnitude of the the pottery will be displayed in a gallery donated by mrs. Johnson in the museums new Wing. Barret said he expects to arrange a general exhibit showing various types and styles for the Public and a a study collection for serious students. Bennington was the largest pottery manufacturing Center in the drowned youth s body Kee overed by scuba divers Marlboro it. Up a scuba divers Friday recovered the body of Robert Rousseau 16, of Albertson n.y., who drowned thursday night when his Small boat capsized on South Pond. The search for Rousseau a Kitchen worker at a summer Camp near Here began shortly before Midnight thursday. Skydivers from Athol mass., and Mead Wood n.h., spotted the boys body earlier Friday but in their anxiety to recover the body they stirred up sediment in the water and were unable to re locate him. After the Muddy water cleared skydivers reentered the 50-foot deep Pond and found the body. United states Between 1845 and 1860. Barret Calls this a the important period in american the two potteries in Bennington were the Norton pottery which made stoneware Between 1793 and 1894, and the Fenton pottery which was Active from 1845-18c0. The most highly valued pieces were manufactured by the latter and these make up the largest portion of mrs. Johnson a collection. Mrs. Johnson served for Many years As and was at the time of her death a trustee of the museum and contributed substantial sums to its support. A provision in mrs. Johnson a will specifies Liat her daughter mrs. Elizabeth Turner Matthews of new York City and her son John Mccullough Turner of Bethany conn., May select any articles in the collection they wish for themselves. But she expresses the wish that they a will not select articles either of a Type or in a number that would measurably affect the value of this collection from the Point of View of the Bennington museum the will names three other see pottery Page 2, col. 4 Hunt s appointment still Mot official Montpelier up a All signs Point to James Hunt As Vermont a new commissioner of banking and no one yet has made it official. Gov. Philip Hoff told a news conference this week that it was most a a Likely the 32-year-old Deputy state treasurer will be named to the Post vacated by the resignation of Robert e. Cummings of Bennington. Cummings has been taking a vacation and will officially leave the state Post july 19 to return to private practice. Hunt said Friday that a the governor Hasni to officially told me whether i would be appointed to the Job. Hunt resigned As actuary for the National life insurance company in Montpelier in january and took a Cut of $2,000 to take the $ll,000-a-year Job As Deputy state treasurer. If he becomes banking and insurance commissioner Hunt will take another Cut to $10,500, but january i his salary would be boosted by $1,000. A Wheeling record 19-Vear-Oid Jim Vlakich of san Jose Calif. City College has All the comforts of Home thursday As he spins through his second week in a Ferris wheel at Frontier Village amusement Park in san Jose. He is frying to break the worlds record of Ferris wheel Riding. Takich who spends his Days revolving on the wheel and his nights sleeping in his seat Hopes to spend Over 300 hours to set a new world s record

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