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Bennington Banner (Newspaper) - July 12, 1966, Bennington, Vermont 2-Bennington Banner tuesday july 12, 1966 around Vermont Refuge May be enlarged Montpelier up a a decision to increase the size of the National missis quoi wildlife Refuge in Vermont by 40 per cent May be reviewed by the migratory Bird commission. Sen. George d. Aiken said monday in Washington that sen. Lee Metcalf d-mont., a member of the commission had assured him he would ask for the review and Public hearings when the commission meets july 26. Aiken said he had been told in May there was no opposition to plans for buying 1,889 acres of privately owned land to add to the 26-year old Refuge. Quot since then several owners have written to complain a the senator said. A they stated that they were not advised in Advance or that their land was being taken without their consent. Aiken said he supported the development of wildlife refuges but private property should not be taken a without first giving property owners an Opportunity to state their Aiken said he turned Over to Metcalf a petition from protesting property owners near Highgate and Swanton. Given two year sentence year Brattleboro up a a 35-year-old new Haven Conn. Man was Given a two year sentence in . District court monday for interstate transportation of a stolen vehicle. Joseph Knott pleaded guilty tothe charge last month after being arrested in Lyndonville and charged with taking a car in new Haven in april and altering the registration. In other cases monday Samuel e. Glover 42, of Jacksonville fla., was Given a one year suspended sentence after pleading guilty to violating the narcotics act by not registering with the Treasury department. Glover was arrested in May at the Quebec Vermont Border. Automation too slow Montpelier up a Vermont commissioner of motor vehicles James Malloy said monday that since the department converted fully to a data processing system of All operator licenses qualified applicants must wait for a Long time before they receive a valid License. A after a Complete Field and office re evaluation of this problem a Malloy said a the department has authorized the issuance of temporary a temporary operators License valid for 20 Days from the Date of issuance will be issued from now on by the examiner at each examination station to any applicant who passes the examination. Malloy emphasized however that a temporary learner permit will not be issued. Youth accused Iii Road death St. Johnsbury up a a teen Ager stood accused today in the Highway death of a Rhode Island woman. Mrs. Higrade Loftes 76, of North Kingston died at a Hospital monday night of injuries suffered in the two car collision on Passumpsic Street. Her husband Alvin 76, and Jay Stevens 18, of Morgan Driver of the second car were less seriously Hurt. Stevens was charged with careless and negligent iving with death resulting. Mrs. Loftes was Vermont a 48th Highway fatality this year. Over in new York Arsenal Man honoured at Pentagon Watervliet a a Watervliet Arsenal Industrial specialist was one of 17 defense department employees throughout the nation honoured today for their contributions to Secretary Robert s. Mcnamara a Cost reduction program which during the last fiscal year resulted in savings of $4.5 billion dollars. Frederick j. Meineker of Castleton received a special certificate of Merit at a noontime Pentagon ceremony presided Over by Secretary Mcnamara and attended by the secretaries of the military departments members of the joint chief of staff and Many other High ranking military and civilian dignitaries. Meineker a selection for the Honor was based on a suggestion he made at the Arsenal which has saved nearly $400,000 in weapons procurement costs. The Castleton Man received a $1,000 incentive award for his suggestion which proposed that Breech mechanisms of world War ii 40mm anti aircraft guns mothballed at the Arsenal be utilized As spare parts for 40mm weapons now in use. Sales tax brings $137.7 million Albany a the state took in $137.7 million from its 2 per cent sales tax in the first of four collections this fiscal year tax commissioner Joseph h. Murphy reported monday. Murphy said he saw no reason to believe the Levy bring in the $585 million forecast by gov. Nelson a. Rockefeller a executive budget. Mohawk schedules extra jets Albany a Mohawk airlines has announced the scheduling of additional jets beginning today to service the Rochester Buffalo Syracuse and new York City areas until settlement of the strike affecting five major airlines. However a spokesman for the airlines said this would necessitate a cutback on less popular flights. Among these Are nine out of Albany to such Points As Keene . And Worcester mass., including two flights in the Albany new York City run. Town in Berkshire youth killed on motor Scooter Pittsfield a services for this City a second traffic fatality of last weekend 17-year-old James p. Mcgurk will be held wednesday at sacred heart Church Here. Police reported the local youth was operating a rented motor Scooter about 10 40 sunday night when he apparently attempted to pass an ambulance just As its Driver Clement a. Lacey 24, was turning left into a driveway. The Scooter bounced off the ambulance and then struck a parked car. The ambulance took Mcgurk and the passenger already in it 17-year-old James Clary of Pittsfield to Pittsfield general Hospital where Mcgurk succumbed to multiple fractures and internal injuries less than two hours later. The City a other traffic victim Joseph Salustro 54, of Pittsfield was dead when he arrived at the Albany . Medical Center Early saturday after being transferred from Pittsfield general Hospital. He was involved in a two car crash near the main Entrance to Pittsfield cemetery Friday. It. Cyclist reported in incident Williamstown a police Are investigating the complaint of a local Motorist that he was assaulted by one of two motorcyclists on Southworth Street sunday. The number of one of the motorcycles was reportedly a Vermont registration. Thomas Mahler told police when he slowed for a dog that ran in front of his car motorcyclists pulled up on each Side of his car. He stated that one of the cyclists spat at his wife who was a passenger in the car and that he pulled up to the curb and stopped. Before he could get out he reported one of the cyclists reached in and punched him. The pair then left the Vicinity according to his report. Police said that Mahler got the number of the Cycle that was reported to be registered in Vermont. State to finance Puccini opera opens festival at Newport Driver education Montpelier up a a special state financed High school Driver education and training program will go into effect this september. Raymond b. Magwire director of health and physical education for the state education department said monday he anticipates about 50 or More High schools will have the course this year. The program was approved by the 1966 legislature and carries an appropriation of $175,000. Smaller schools Magwire noted Are presently making arrangements to provide the course to their students at larger schools nearby on a shared time basis. Magwire estimates it will Cost the state a total of $236,000 for the first year including $211,000 As reimbursements to the schools. The director said that some 3,420 students out of a possible 6,910 will participate in the program this year Magwire said. This is More than 50 per cent More than in 1965-66. The program will include 30 hours of classroom instruction and at least six hours behind the wheel. All High schools will be required to offer the Driver education course after 1970, and All students Between 16 and 17 will have to have passed a course approved by the motor vehicles department before getting a Junior operators permit. Under the original proposal the course would have been mandatory for All students before graduation but the requirement later was stricken. Newport . Us a the Newport opera festival gets underway tonight As the tubercular seamstress mime played by Licia Albanese coughs her Way to an Early grave in Puccini so la the metropolitan opera company a production of the 19th Century parisian Bohemia will have the support of the company a full orchestra conducted by George Shick. Also appearing in a la Bohemer will be Laurel Hurley Barry Morell and Russell Christopher. The bohemians will be followed wednesday evening by George Bizet a the Strong willed Carmen stabs a fellow worker in a Seville factory and escapes with Don Jose to set up a business in contraband. Don Jose is jailed for freeing her and finds on his release she has taken up with a bullfighter. Don Jose winds up the opera by giving Carmen her own a moment of . And Canada must reappraise High St. Lawrence Seaway costs thursday evening has been left open As a rain Date in the opera festival schedule. In the event of Good weather a special program on a great moments in opera will be offered. Sunday evening has also been set aside in Case either of the two following productions Are rained out. Roberta Peters and Jan Peerce will Star Friday night in the Bennington Banner telephones business. .442-6300 newsroom. .442-2800 advertising. .442-2684 the Bennington Banner is pub shed daily except sunday and Legal holidays at 425 main St., Bennington vt., 15201 by the Banner publishing corporation. Members of United press International which is entitled exclusively to use for rep Bucarion of a local news printed in this newspaper As Well As All up news dispatches. Home delivery by Carrier and motor delivery Ioc per Day subscription rates by mall for 50-mile radius and All Vermont 3 months $6.30, 6 months $11.70, i year $22.50 elsewhere in the us. 3 months $7.00 6 months $13.00 i year $25.00 second class postage paid at Bennington it. 05201 Donizetti so Lucia i it is the Story of a Maiden forced to marry someone other than her True love because of a family feud. Lucia stabs the Groom and her True love commits suicide. The festival will end saturday evening with Verdi so Alda a conducted by Silvio Sarviso. The cast includes Lucine Amara Rosalind Elias James Mccarcken Robert Merrill and John Macurdy. The ethiopian Princess Aida Falls in love with an egyptian officer while a captive in Egypt. Alda learns the egyptian a plans for his next attack on Ethiopia foils them and then decides to be entombed alive with him when he is judged a traitor. Time to change i shop Oneida by Ralph c. Deans Ottawa up a the St. Lawrence Seaway As Busy As it appears to be is sinking slowly but inexorably into a sea of red Ink. Its financial troubles have become so acute that its original backers the . And Canadian governments must make an agonizing reappraisal this year of the $457 million venture. The two countries built the Inland waterway in 1959 with Canada taking on about 70 per cent of the Cost. At the last reckoning the piled up debt against the Seaway had reached a staggering $512 million not including the wholly Canadian owned Welland canal another $53 million Down. Despite these discouraging figures champions of the Seaway maintain that it has become a major transportation artery for both countries and that it can compete with the railroads in transporting goods to and from the Atlantic Seaboard. Connects with world the waterway allows ships to penetrate from the Atlantic to Duluth at the Western tip of Lake Superior. It has opened up 2,300 Miles of Inland shipping and connected the Industrial heart of North America with the shipping lanes of the world. Through the seaways 15 locks pass ponderous lakers 1-8 of a mile Long and freighters steaming in from virtually every seagoing nation in the world. Increasingly every year millions of tons of raw materials and finished products slip Down from the great lakes destined for every part of the Globe. Millions More tons Are lifted up into the dynamic Core of Canada and the United states. Each year the seaways significance grows and its Impact on the two economies increases. Each year it handles More ships More cargo becomes More efficient and does a better Job of moving goods. Each Money out. Year it loses the detractors More Point costs Are High despite constant improvements the Seaway is More costly to operate and does less business than the two countries thought it would when they gave construction companies the Green Light to begin gouging out the 27-foot-deep Channel in 1954. Interest charges on the original investment Are gobbling up profits and plunging the Seaway into deeper and deeper financial hot water. The situation became aggravated recently when Canadian workers won a new contract giving them a 30 per cent increase in wages. This will skim an additional $2 million a year off the operations profit margin. The loan try owned Montreal Lake Ontario Section of the Seaway grossed a record $16.1 million during 1965. Nearly 44 million tons of goods were transported through the locks. After paying out $4.4 million on operating expenses the Section wound up with a tidy profit of Over $11 million. But More than $15 million had to be paid out in interest charges on the original debt and the Section finished the year nearly $4 million in the red. Higher tolls faced with spiralling costs the Seaway authority in Canada and the St. Lawrence development corp., in the United states ran a study which came up with a recommendation that a oils be increased. It was hoped an increase of about to per cent would result in putting the Seaway on a sounder financial footing and help to pay off the capital debt and meet the interest charges on that debt. The study recommended that a toll should be re instituted on the Canadian Welland Section of the Seaway which lifts ships from Lake Ontario on a 27 mile route around Niagara Falls into Lake Erie. The Welland Lias been free to shipping since 1962 when tolls were suspended. Virtually every interest with a stake in great lakes shipping a and there Are hundreds of them in Canada and the United states has thrown up violent opposition to both proposals. If anything they contend the Seaway should reduce its tolls so the benefits of free Inland shipping could be passed on to the Consumers of both nations. Those against the forces lined up against the suggested toll increase Range from shipping companies Export import firms newspapers and steel Mills to Farmers and consumer organizations. They argue that toll hikes would deter ships from using the Seaway and add to the consumer Cost of goods transported upon it. The seaways study on the other hand reported that even a 20 per cent increase in tolls would not cause a significant slackening of traffic. Suggestions have been made on both sides of the Border that the governments should simply appropriate the necessary Money to pay off the seaways debt and return to North americans historical position of toll free Waterways. It appears certain that the two countries will have to come up with a radically new plan to finance the venture if they turn Down the suggestion to increase tolls. As it is the Seaway can not pay for itself and at the same time make inroads on its constantly increasing debts. It was originally planned that the Seaway would pay for itself Over a 50 year period. Costs and profits were projected Over Bennington girl writes last line for Limerick Woodstock a Vermont a 7,-000 sixth graders will spend summer vacations keeping Vermont spotless if their entries in the Kab Limerick contest Are a True measure of their interest in a clean state. Frank h. Teagle jr., chairman of the Competition said that 1,000 youngsters including several from Bennington submitted original last lines for four Standard Limericks or wrote original poems pm the general theme of protecting the states Beauty. One of the contest Limericks with recommended last line read As follows a your mountains and Meadows so Green will Reward us if we keep them clean but the Jitterbug dumb and our state could become a Nightmare instead of the youngsters really took off on this one Susan Berard of sacred heart school in Bennington said a a state that smells like sour or. Kevin Marie is Susan a 6th Grade teacher. In the Field of original Limericks the judges Are giving special attention to this contribution by Mike Dow of summer Street school in St. Johnsbury a the presidents wife has a scheme to beautify All is her dream we must do what we can to help with her plan unspoiled Vermont is our judges in the contest Are Stewart Wark of Woodstock an advertising executive s. P. Wild associate editor of the Rutland Herald and Teagle. Forty five prizes will be awarded when judging is completed. This period and it was decided the Seaway would be Clear of debt and perhaps making substantial profits by the year 2009. But the Rosy optimism of the 1958 study paled in the Light of experience. As an example of How far the figuring went astray the Seaway was $60 million More in debt at the end of 1965 than anticipated by accountants seven years previously. Officials Here will not specie late on what action the government might take. But highly placed sources in the St. Lawrence Seaway authority admit privately that the government has Little alternative to increasing the tolls. Like other canals while the St. Lawrence Seaway is the Only tolled Inland waterway in North America its toll Structure compares favourably with those on the Panama and Suez canals. While the costs vary according to the size of the ship and the Type of cargo it is generally accepted that the Seaway is a bargain for shipowners. ask a Muhm ill Llumi Isi tomorrow morning make sure you re first in line at your Olds dealers. He a saying yes on every Olds in Stock no need to Waif until fall for a big buy on a new Olds. Big yes. Big Trade ins yes. Every Olds engineered for your greater Comfort safety and driving satisfaction yes. Oldsmobile dealers have juggled the Calendar to bring you year end savings right now on any rocket Olds. See your nearest Olds dealer a the yes Man who has everything for you Tornado a Ninita ii Cut a St Are kit a i Ign to i Ich to a Cutlass a f is a Vista Cruiser. S-4-2 Oldsmobile is Thurber a garage inc. Bennington Vermont How can you write off household expenses with a vib checking account Bills Are paid. Records Are kept. Receipts Are filed away. And Money is Safe. All this seems to happen automatically when you open a vib checking account. 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