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Bennington Banner (Newspaper) - July 14, 1965, Bennington, Vermont Possible showers scattered thundershowers this afternoon or evening continuing in some areas thursday. Cooler tonight with temperatures in the Low 60s. Yesterday s High 87, Low 51, today at 7 . 56. Sunset 8 33, Sunrise 5 23. The Moon is at apogee 252,500 Miles from Earth. Bennington Bennington Vermont wednesday july 14, 1965 Anner founded weekly in 1841, daily in 1903 no. 19,811 to cents White House ponders new War measures far toward Mars this is the 85-foot receiving Antena at the Goldstone deep space tracking station in California which will detect some of the signals from the Mariner 4 spacecraft As it flies by Mars today. A television camera with a 30-Power telescopic Lens will take the pictures of the Martian surface record the information and relay it to Earth. First pictures of the planet Are expected to be available Friday. Up Mariner 4 locks on mars9 set for pictures camera Pasadena Calif. Up a americans Mariner 4 space camera acting on orders from Earth pinned its Eye on Mars today and began the final furious dash to snap the first pictures of the mysterious red planet. Working on instructions from Pasadena a Jet propulsion lab pm Wermont newspaper i n horizon Bellows Falls up a a new daily newspaper will be started this fall in Southeastern Vermont. Democratic former state sen. Harold Raynolds has confirmed he will merger his string of weekly newspapers in Windsor and Windham counties to form a daily publication. Raynolds said today he does not know whether the new paper will be a morning or afternoon daily. Raynolds said a there is room for another paper in the Montpelier up a the state will petition a Federal panel thursday to set special election dates this fall for picking a re apportioned legislature. State officials will also ask at the hearing in Brattleboro that the largest 14 districts set up by legislative reapportionment be allowed to elect lawmakers at Large this fall if they cannot comply with stringent deadlines for subdividing. The state will seek a primary oct. 19 and a general election for a realigned legislature nov. 23. The court is expected to stamp approval without dissent. But a real hassle May develop Over the at Large question. Gov. Philip h. Roff wants the three judges to waive a provision of a recently passed state Law that stipulates districts having three or More representatives under reapportionment must subdivide by aug. I. The reapportionment Board then would have until aug. 16 to Okay the subdividing. Oratory a key tracking station at Johannesburg South Africa fired the first of the crucial series of 134-Mlllion mile commands to Mariner 4 at 55 seconds past 7 27 . Put 10 27 . Edt. At 7 53 . Put the Good news came Back a the 575-Pound a cosmic Eye a heard the order and obeyed by turning its sensors on the Brilliant planet. The first command also also switched on Mariner 4�?Ts electrical Power and started its television shutter to working in preparation for a 25-minute photographic sweep scheduled to begin at about 5 20 . Edt 820 . Edt today. If All goes Well the world will see the first three of the 21 photographs of the enigmatic planet some time Friday. When it obeyed the first command today Mariner 4 was speeding toward the planet at 9,970 Miles per hour. At that Point Mariner 4 was 102,860 Miles away from Mars close enough so that the planet was far bigger in its Field of View than the Moon is to Earth. Radio data received from Hoff said local boards in the 14 districts will be forced into a Hasty and inequitable decisions about subdividing. These 14 districts will elect 70 of the 150 members of the realigned House. The committee to defend the Vermont Constitution formed to fight reapportionment has said it will Appeal if the judges Okay the at Large provision sought by Hoff. This could delay the fall election schedule. It its possible the Appeal could cause a Federal and state confrontation similar to the new York state Case where a Federal court ruled state Laws dealing with apportionment Are invalid in the particular realignment Case. Republicans have blasted Hoff for signing into the Law the subdistrict Bill then failing to uphold its provisions. The gop has termed the Hoff move a a political a Neuvert designed to wrest control of the re apportioned legislature for the democrats. Mariner 4 at Earth tracking stations indicated the Windmill shaped spacecraft was on course. A we Are ready to go a said Dan Schneiderman Mariner project manager for Cal tech a Jet p r o p u i s i o n Laboratory jul. But scientists were at the Nail biting stage since they conceded they had no Way of knowing in Advance if the camera would work. Jul director or. William h. Pickering had this co Mem a i done to want to sound pessimistic but i want to admit the possibility that we May get no pictures at Pickering said jul scientists would know thursday morning whether the photographic phase see Mariner Page 12, col. 7 Road lost us i mated $23 million Montpelier up a the Speed up program gov. Philip h. Hoff envisions for routes 4 and 7 in Vermont will Cost the state Well Over $23 million in additional Highway bonding. The state Highway department said tuesday the 14-year project is estimated at $23 million for two Lane highways. But Hoff wants the project seeded up rapidly and instead of two Lane roads he wants four Lane highways. Hoff declined to estimate How much the stepped up program would Cost. The 15 Miles of route 4 improvements in the Rutland area would Cost some $10.6 million for two Lane roads. In addition to widening the roads the governor wants to add a Spur from route 4 in Sherburne to connect with interstate 91 in the Bethel area. No Cost estimates Are available for this project. The 27 Miles of improvements on route 7 Between Manchester and Bennington would Cost about $12.5 million but this again is an estimate for two lanes of Highway Over 14-year period. Hoff will make his proposals for stepped up Road programs at the special 1966 session of the re apportioned legislature. State to request nov. 23 elections Washington up a defense Secretary Robert s. Mcnamara said today the administration will consider calling up military reserves and National guardsmen As Well As increasing draft Calls if the buildup of . Forces in South Viet Nam continues. Mcnamara also said that extensions of enlistments and Tours of duty for men already in the military forces would have to be considered of the . Military Effort in Southeast Asia continued to increase. The defense Secretary told a news conference a further step up is expected in the Tempo of the War because the communist have forces in South Viet Nam which have not yet been committed to combat. Before he met with reporters Mcnamara told congressional leaders at a Pentagon breakfast that he would ask for additional funds to fight the War in Viet Nam when he returns from his inspection trip there and can pinpoint actual needs. Mcnamara and president Johnson a new ambassador to South Viet Nam Henry Cabot Lodge leave tonight for Saigon to establish what a new and serious decisions America May have to make in Southeast Asia. They will be accompanied on the eight Day inspection trip by Gen. Earle Wheeler chairman of the joint chiefs of staff. Mcnamara told reporters he did not want to prejudge the results of the Mission. But he said a i have taken no Steps toward a callup of reserves or an increase in the draft As yet. The main purpose of our visit will be to determine the Force level and the ammunition and Supply quantities required in Viet Mcnamara said there now Are 65,000 a hard cores communist guerrillas in South Viet Nam compared to half that number a few months ago. They Are aided by 100,000 Par time guerrilla fighters he said. Asked whether the War was changing from guerrilla to conventional fighting Mcnamara said a it is now a question of semantics whether you Call it guerrilla or one of the decisions Johnson referred to in his tuesdays news conference could be a callup As that of the late president see Viet Nam Page 12, col. 8 Johnson orders drought study Washington up a president Johnson today ordered a study to determine How the Federal government can help meet severe drought problems in the new England and Middle Atlantic regions. A concern is growing Over the state May seek death for accused Barber St. Johnsbury up a a Caledonia county prosecutor has indicated that Vermont a new modified capital punishment Law will be tested in the Case of a 72-year-old Semi retired Barber accused of the Shotgun slaying of a police chief. States attorney Sten Liun said tuesday that the state May seek the death penalty in the Case of Ellis Metevier if the defendant is found competent to stand trial. Metevier pleaded innocent and innocent by reason of insanity tuesday at his arraignment on a murder charge in the slaying last Friday of Lyndonville police chief Alexander Fontecha 45. Caledonia county Superior court judge Donald of Brien ordered Metevier to undergo mental examination at the Waterbury state mental Hospital. Information filed by the county prosecutor charged Metevier with knowing Fontecha a was a Law enforcement officer in the performance of his duty when he allegedly shot the chief with a 12 gauge Shotgun. The Vermont legislature last month outlawed the death penalty for first time murderers but retained a provision that death might be meted out to a person convicted of killing a prison guard or a police officer performing his duty. Fontecha by virtue of being the Only police officer in Lyndonville was a always on duty a the prosecutor said. The police chief was shot at his Home last Friday morning. Commons vol us pm to did ath Penally London up a the House of commons Early today approved a Bill abolishing the death penalty for murder in Britain. The vote on the a no hanging measure was 200-98. The Bill would make life imprisonment the most severe punishment for convicted murderers. Favourable action by the House of lords next week could put the Law on the books before parliament s annual summer recess. Continuing drought in the Eastern United states a Johnson said. We must do whatever we can to help the people of the Eastern Seaboard in their Johnson issued a statement after conferring about the drought with Buford Ellington head of the Federal office of emergency planning. Press Secretary Bill d. Moyers said Johnson directed Ellington to a move ahead As rapidly and efficiently As possible to coordinate Federal and state efforts to Cope with the problem. The president asked for a report within a week. In his statement Johnson noted he comes from a a part of America where droughts Are depressingly a i know the anxiety they bring a he said. A i also know our water requirements will grow at an incredible rate in the years ahead at the stimulus of expanding populations and new the president said Federal agencies already were working with Eastern states and local interests a in attempting to devise measures for meeting the water shortage however he said he had asked Interior Secretary Stewart l. Udall As chairman of the special Federal water resources Council to Convene the group immediately a together with other Federal agencies involved with water resources to assess what further actions might be taken to assist the states in meeting the problems now confronting the new England and Middle Atlantic \ Oters May decide this fall on town water expansion Bonds the Bennington Village water Board will continue to carry out detailed preparations for what is expected to be a town sponsored expansion of the Village water system according to an agreement reached tuesday night Between representatives of the water Board and town selectmen. While detailed Legal procedures have yet to be settled tentative plans Are to present to town voters perhaps late this year a bonding proposal for construction of a water collection system in Woodford and a pipeline which would carry the new Supply to the Village water departments Reservoir on Burgess Road. The Village water department however would continue at the outset to administer the distribution of water. The department would Purchase water from the town using its water rents and the revenues received by the town in turn would be used for retirement of the bonded debt. The Village water commissioners have already gone a Long Way in developing plans for the new source of Supply and in working out the Many Legal and other details before the water expansion project can be presented to voters. Reviewing preliminary engineering plans with town selectmen tuesday night were water commissioners Seymour g. Shultz and Floyd Harmon and Village president Salvatore san Marcangelo. These plans Are for the construction of a Small spillway Type dam just downstream from the Junction of Bolles and Bickford hollow Brooks in Woodford and a settling Basin about 1,-500 feet downstream from the dam. From the settling Basin the water would be carried through a 16-Inch main Down the Long Trail Road to Vermont 9 and from there along the state Highway West and South to the Village Reservoir on Burgess Road. The Village water Board has already cleared one major hurdle for the water expansion project obtaining watershed rights to the Bickford hollow Bolles Brook drainage area. Among other things now to be taken care of the Village officials told selectmen Are the acquisition of land rights for certain aspects of the expansion project and the use of rights of Way for the pipeline Between the settling Basin and the Village Reservoir. Also to be checked out Are possible conflicts with property owners whose water rights would be affected by the diversion of on the inside an editorial jubilantly encourages Bennington Village trustees to keep slugging away at Highway traffic problems Page 4. An Art review discusses artist Arthur Jones works at the Bennington gallery Page 5. Manchester teenagers talk Over their plans with town selectmen Page 8. John Page reports on woodchucks hornets and other unwanted farm a a pets a Page 13. Water from Bolles Brook. Harmon indicated there was probably wily one property owner so affected and he did not anticipate any problem. As to the acquisition of pro it erty and rights of Way the two water commissioners indicated that Only certain very Small parcels of land would actually have to be purchased. One parcel would be in the area of the spillway dam Aneth see water Page 12, col. 5 Adl Al f. Stevenson Adlai Stevenson Dies in London London up a the us. Embassy today announced that Adlai Stevenson . Representative at the United nations has died in London. He was 65. Stevenson . Ambassador to the United nations met earlier today with British foreign Secretary Michael Stewart in London. He was on his Way to new York from the Geneva . Economic and social Council conference. During the weekend he had net with British prime minister Harold Wilson Stevenson travelled to Geneva Early this month to attend the summer session of the . Economic and social Council eco soc. He addressed the eco soc meeting last Friday. No details of his death were immediately available. He had appeared to be in excellent health during recent activities Here. Stevenson was born in los Angeles Calif., feb. 5, 1900. He was the son of Lewis Green and Helen Louise Davis Stevenson. He was named after his Grandfather Adlai Ewing Stevenson vice president of the United states during the second term of president Grover Cleveland. Stevenson attended Public school at Bloomington 111. He graduated from Princeton University in 1922, where he was editor of the school newspaper. After graduation he worked on the Bloomington daily paragraph and also studied Law at Harvard and Northwestern University Law school. He was admitted to the Illinois bar in 1926. He held a number of government jobs a served in London in european theater of War in 1944 As a member of an air Force Survey Mission a appointed special assistant to Secretary of state to assist in preparation of the United nations organizations in 1945. A appointed As a Delegate to the in general Assembly by president Harry s Truman in 1946 and 1947. A in november and december of 1957, at the request of president Eisenhower he served As consultant to the Secretary of state in preparation for the North Atlantic treaty Council meeting in Paris. In Between government appointments Stevenson ran for and won the governorship of Illinois. In 1948 he was elected to Illinois highest office by the largest plurality in the history of the state. He had served Only one term when he was drafted by the democratic convention to run for president against general Eisenhower. Stevenson lost the election but in 1956 his party again nominated him on the first ballot to again Challenge president Eisenhower for the presidency. Stevenson was the father of three sons. He was divorced in 1949 and did not remarry. Limbs 35 Miles from ii Ina Saigon up a u. S. Air Force jets bombed targets Only 35 Miles from the Border of communist China today while a task Force of 2,976 . Army combat infantrymen landed in South Viet Nam to build military strength there to More than 71,000 men. A . Military spokesman said four . Air Force f105 thunderchief jets heavily damaged two trucks on a Highway 37 Miles North Northeast of Dien Bien Phu. He called it a Point a further North than any target hit previously by . communist China has charged that american planes violated chinese air space with attacks near the cities of lao Kay and Haiphong but the United states has denied these reports. Today a attacks were among 99 flown North of the 17th parallel. In air action in the South the spokesman said an estimated 180 american and vietnamese planes pounded a single target. Main Street collision two Bennington girls were treated and discharged from Putnam memorial Hospital late this morning after they were injured in this two car collision at the intersection of main and Bradford streets. The two were Craig Jacquith 17, of 312 Silver St. And Mary Cole 16, of 410 Gage St

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