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Bennington Banner (Newspaper) - July 15, 1965, Bennington, Vermont Clearing Cool partial Clearing and cooler tonight with Low in the 50s. Generally fair Friday with pleasant temperatures and Low humidity. Yesterday s High 94, Low 67, today at 7 . 68. Precipitation .87 Inch total for month so far 1.63. Winds wednesday up to30 knots. Sunset 8 32, Sunrise 5 24. The Star Eta min in the dragons head is now visible Early evening almost straight overhead. Bennington Bennington Vermont thursday july 15, 1965 Banner founded weekly in 1841, daily in 1903 no. 19,812 to cents Mariner 4 data a looking Good Pasadena Calif. Up a America s Mariner-4 cosmic Eye today began sending Back to Earth the first close up photograph of the planet Mars. The picture was believed to Center on the Brilliant Martian desert of Elysium. After earlier hesitation scientists announced at 6 35 a in. Put 9 35 . Edt that the signals reaching Earth Quot Are indeed a still however even the first photograph would take Many hours to Complete. Scientists said they expected to have picture no. I fully in hand by about 2 28 . Put 5 28 . Edt today. Lindsay a sister bound dead Laurel hollow . Up a the body of the 47-year-old sister of new York City mayoralty candidate John Lind say was found in her Long Island swimming Pool Early today. Police said the woman a son John Schieffelin found the body of his Mother Eleanor in the Pool after returning Home about 2 . Police who investigated the death emphasized there was nothing either suspicious or unusual in the Case. They said it appeared to be an accidental drowning but the exact cause of death was expected today following an autopsy by the Nassau county medical examiner. In new York City Lindsay cancelled his Days round of poetical campaigning because of the death of his sister. The older brother of John Lindsay George is married to a sister of s. Whitney Dickey of Elm Street Bennington police said mrs. Schieffelin who apparently went for late night swims quite often had an ulcer condition but had responded Well to recent treatment. Quot the raw data itself is what is expected Quot a spokesman said. Quot things look Jet propulsion Laboratory jul officials said the signals from Mariner-4�?Ts tape recorder indicated shortly after 6 ., put 9 . Edt that the first of about 200 lines to make up a Complete picture Quot has been received and looks Normal scientists said earlier they believed Marlner-4 had snapped As Many As 20 pictures As it swept across the planet Mars wednesday. Officials admitted during the Early minutes that they could not say for certain it was a picture but that the signals from the tape recorder picked up by a tracking station at Johannesburg South Africa today Quot definitely were data recorded Quot we firmly believe we have 20 pictures on that tape Quot said or. William h. Pickering director of the Cau Fornola Institute of technology a Jet propulsion Laboratory jul. Pickering a statement was delivered at a news conference shortly before Midnight put some hours after a wave of apprehension swept jul that radio signals received on Earth late wednesday from the spacecraft appeared faulty. Quot we have a current anomaly Quot Pickering said. Quot we do not have any explanation for it. But every explanation we have attempted to give indicates we have some pictures. We will not have a Complete answer until we have run the tape recording through and that will take to Days. Quot every once in a while in an event like this strange things happen. I will be Able to Tell you definitely tomorrow this afternoon whether the first picture is Good Quot bickering added. Quot if it is not i la be Able to Tell you to hours after that whether the second picture is As a footnote Pickering add see Mariner Page 2, col. 3 i i i ill i two i aos a the . Flag hangs at half Mast at the organizations new York Headquarters in Honor of Adlai e. Stevenson . Ambassador to the United nations who died in London wednesday. In the background the . Flag on top of the . Mission to the up on . Also flies at half Mast. Stevenson a body on the Way Home London up a Adlai e. Stevenson today began the Long journey Home. President Johnson a personal we a is a a off to Quot fresh air a fun Richard Colon Karen Robinson and Priscilla hand All of Brooklyn climb into the car of mrs. Anne Armstrong also pictured who will take them to Hoosick Falls ., to meet the families that have invited them to spend a few weeks under the new York Herald Tribune a a Quot fresh air Quot program. They Are among More than too children who arrived at the bos depot Here in Bennington wednesday noon for visits in Cambridge Hoosick Falls and Bennington county. Mrs. Fred Stacy of Shaftsbury Heads the program in this area. Hurlburt Fedora court convenes today to Settle fall Flection Issue Brattleboro up a a three judge Federal panel planned today for this Falls special legislative elections the next to last hurdle before seating of a re apportioned general Assembly. The court was expected to approve without serious question a petition by the state to hold the special elections with the primary Likely to be oct. 19 and the general election nov. 23. Most observers Felt the courts would reject a old by democratic gov. Philip h. Hoff to have at Large legislative elections sanctioned by the court in the largest 14 election districts of local officials cannot subdivide the districts within stringent time deadlines. The approval of the election dates by the court and the final elections this fall foral50-Mem-Ber House and a 30-member Senate will consign to the history books Vermont a traditional method of apportionment that has stood unscathed by realignment for 172 years. The system of one representative per town regardless of size has resulted in a House of 246 members. This will be Cut by nearly too. The Senate total remains the same but will More closely follow the . Supreme a one Man one vote Quot courts edict. Hoffs request through Deputy atty. Gen. Chester Ketcham for an at Large election in districts with three or More lawmakers is based on his belief that Quot too Hasty Quot subdividing will result in Quot inequitable a carving up of the districts. The Bill passed by the recently adjourned legislature stipulates the largest 14 districts must draw up plans for subdividing by aug. I. The state apportionment Board then must see court Page 2, col. 3 plane bore the body of the . Diplomat who collapsed and died wednesday. The big Blue and White Jet left London at 3 15 . 10 15 . Edt and was due in Washington late today. Funeral services will be held Friday at Washington a National Cathedral before the body is taken to Bloomington iu., for burial. Stevenson a body Lay in state today in the marbled Walls of the . Embassy lobby in Mayfair until it was borne to the plane. There has been no official announcement of the cause of death but a Corners verdict is expected to ust a thrombosis or stroke As cause of the state Many a death at the age of 65. Before the departure prime minister Harold Wilson and former prime minister sir Alec Douglas Home had stood silently before the purple draped cat Falque As a Symbol of the free worlds mourning. Vice president Hubert h. Humphrey and Stevenson a three sons accompanied the body on the flight to Washington. In a statement Humphrey said Quot we have come to take Home the body of Adlai Stevenson. But no grave can contain that living spirit. He worked and worked and worked at the worlds most difficult problems until at last the great heart gave an Honor guard of americans from the four . Armed services and four British soldiers stood by the Bier. Presence of the britons was another Mark of affection and esteem by the British. The Queen also sent a message of grief. An escort of 30 police motorcycles led the cortege of 13 cars and the Hearse to the Airport. After the Washington service the body of the former Ilu nols governor twice the democratic see Stevenson Page 12, col. 4 on the inside a review praises Wlliams towns production of Quot Virginia Woolf Quot a Page 3. An editorial Eulogy to Adlai e. Stevenson a Page 4. New a Ray machine at Putnam Hospital is More flex Buel Page 5. Racetrack helps town of Pownal out of the water shortage Page 7. Viet con forces Maili Saigon troop Saigon up a Viet Cong guerrillas badly mauled two Large government forces in widely separated attacks today. Government losses were heavy and there were american casualties. The latest action came at the town of hoi an 30 Miles South of Danang and about 260 Miles Northeast of Saigon. The reds hit a big vietnamese unit and then chewed up reinforcements As they arrived. The earlier action came 33 Miles North of Saigon where the Viet Cong pulled a sneak mortar attack on a sleeping government Force bivouacked along a Highway and then attacked under cover of darkness. American military advisers with this unit were killed. The communists also launched a third attack during the night at a Ria the capital of Phuoc Tuy province 35 Miles Southeast of Saigon. Government losses in this action were not known. The reds hit with mortars and automatic weapons but pulled out when pianos dropped flares on the scene. The air War increased in intensity and . Navy and air Force jets struck North vietnamese Barracks in two areas and dropped propaganda leaflets 45 Miles from Hanoi accusing the North Viet Nam regime of bartering Rice for chinese guns. In Saigon Brig. Gen. Nguyen Huu co the War minister announced that every vietnamese citizen of fighting age including women will be drafted into a Reserve in the future. Male age limits were put at 18 to 48 and women at 20 to 25. Quot because of this grave condition of the country no citizen can stand outside the anti communist ranks Quot co said. Up correspondent Martin Stuart Fox in a dispatch from Danang said reliable military sources said the government troops were suffering heavy casualties in the fighting South of Danang. But the military spokesmen would not go into detail. The second big government attack came on Highway 13 just 33 Miles North of Saigon where a Viet Cong battalion poured disastrous mortar fire in to a Large government Force and the american military advisers with them. Under new censorship rules . Military spokesman would say Only that casualties suffered by government troops were Quot fairly he said there were nine american military advisers with the government Force and that they suffered casualties. The vietnamese Force of about 1,000 men was engaged in a Road Clearing operation on Highway 13 barely 33 Miles North of Saigon when the Viet Cong battalion up to 900 troops launched its Surprise mortar attack. Before the sleeping troops could recover the Viet Cong launched a frontal assault the attacks came As an american military spokesman officially confirmed for the first time that Viet Cong rebels have mutilated the bodies of dead american soldiers in at least Hie instance. At the same time the spokesman disclosed that . Marine losses had risen to three dead and eight wounded As a result of misfired Marine mortar round which landed in the Middle of a Leatherneck platoon tuesday near the Danang air base. The twin communist ground action started shortly after Midnight when the Viet Cong rebels slammed recoilless Cannon fire into the Market place of a Ria the capital of Phuoc Tuy province 35 Miles Southeast of Saigon. Four hours later another communist Force estimated to number 350 to 500 men attacked an american led government unit 33 Miles North of the City. It apparently caught the government forces on a Road Clearing operation while they were bivouacked. Details of the action were sketchy because of Security censorship measures invoked by the . Military command in Saigon on tuesday. A . Military spokesman refused to disclose the size of the government unit or the number of american advisers with it. Plans to Aid the embattled forces were not disclosed. But the spokesman said that in the communist attack on a Ria the Viet Cong also hit the provincial military Headquarters with mortars and automatic weapons. The spokesman said the Viet Cong pulled out of the fight at 3 . After observation planes began dropping Parachute flares to help the defenders. He said one dead Viet Cong and 17 steel helmets were left behind by the retreating communists. No government casualty figures were revealed in line with the new censorship policy. In reporting the mutilation of dead american soldiers the spokesman said the bodies of two . Army advisers were decapitated after they fell in an ambush. The Heads of the americans were missing. The spokesman said none of the vietnamese killed in the july 8 Battle were mutilated. Lbs bitterly attacked at Harvard teach in Cambridge mass. Up a author Norman Mailer and several University professors wednesday night bitterly denounced president Johnson and his policies in South Vietnam at a Harvard teach in attended by More than 2,000 summer school students. Quot the great fear that lies upon America is not that Lyndon Johnson is privately close to insanity so much As that he is the expression of the near Insan Ity of most of us and his need for action is americans need for action Quot Mailer said. Quot not Brave action but action any kind of action any move to get the motors Mailer called upon the administration to Quot pull Back our boundaries to what we can defend and to what wishes to be prof. Staughton Lynd of Yale was cheered when he said Quot if this Man Johnson is really irresponsible and out of control there is a Clear and present necessity that he be Lynd called Johnson Quot vain stubborn and parochial by Quot let us not Content ourselves with any More moderate demands than the resignation of Mcnamara Rusk Bundy and the president of the United states Quot Lynd said. Martin Peretz a Harvard instructor and dial r Man of the teach in said the turnout was More than twice As Large As the turnout last month for my George Bundy special assistant to president Johnson who defended the administration s vietnamese policy in an appearance Here. Harriman Kosygin hold talks Moscow up a . Ambassador at Large w. Averell Harriman conferred for three hours today with soviet Premier Alexei n. Kosygin in a Surprise meeting. It was believed they discussed the Viet Nam crisis. Harriman a state department trouble shooter had been kept waiting for three Days by the Kremlin on his request for a meeting. He said Only that he had discussed his Quot personal plans Quot in the soviet Union during the coming week. But diplomatic sources said the length of the meeting and the present International political climate made it a virtual certainty that the Quot Surprise Quot meeting a it was not announced in advanced had gone beyond personal matters. An embassy spokesman said the soviets released a noncom Mital statement saying Only that Harriman was received by Kosygin at his Quot own request Quot and that a conversation was held. Quot or. Harriman stated afterwards that he could make no statement except that we discussed my personal plans in the soviet Union during the coming week Quot the spokesman said. Present at the meeting were u. S. Ambassador Foy Kohler and m. N. So Trnovsky head of the american Section at the soviet foreign ministry. The meeting lasted from to . Until i . 3 . Edt to 6 . Edt. Asked of the subject of Viet Nam was discussed the american spokesman said Quot i have no the soviet statement on the meeting referred to Harriman As Quot a Well known american official who is in the soviet Union in a private Harriman served As u. S. Ambassador to the soviet Union during world War ii and has Many contacts Here. There had been no Advance notice or indication that Harriman would be received by Kosygin today. Sex town manager named fish and game dept. Head Montpelier up a the state fish and game Board reportedly has decided on Edward f. Kehoe of Castleton As the states new commissioner of fish and game. The Board met All Day wednesday screening nine candidates for the $12,000 a year Job held since 1938 by George Davis a Republican. Kehoe appointed by gov. Philip h. Boff last Spring As Castleton town representative filling a vacancy created by the death of Jeremiah Grady is a Democrat. He is former town manager of Castleton. Reports Are that Kehoe won with four votes to three for Davis from the seven member Board. Among those voting for Kehoe was Francis Murtagh of Montpelier the new Board chairman. Hoff has admitted Davis is a Good biologist and conservationist but a poor administrator. He says he has been under Quot tremendous pressure a a from All Over the state including Many democrats to replace Davis. The nomination of Kehoe by the Board now goes to Hoff for his approval. Touring Warren wire Plant these three visitors were among about 60 Vermont industrialists and executives wednesday who toured the general Cable corp. Plant in Pownal of the former Warren wire co. The tour plus a dinner at the Paradise restaurant marked a Midway Point in an expansion of the Pownal Industry. Jack Miller of 225 Washington ave., Bennington right project Engineer describes the Teflon wire coating operation to Jay Zwynenburg of ism in Essex Junction g. W. Clewley executive vice president of Green Mountain Power co. And Harold s. Burgin president of Central Vermont Power co. Gov. Hoff and it. Gov. Daley attended the dinner. Resell f

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