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Bennington Banner (Newspaper) - July 15, 1966, Bennington, Vermont Fair some variable High cloudiness but generally fair today tonight and saturday. Low tonight in the 50s. Little change in temperature saturday. Yesterdays High 82, Low 48, this morning at 7, 52. Sunset today 8 32 p.m., tomorrows Sunrise 5 24 . Bennington Bennington Banner Friday july 15, 1966 Anner weekly founded in 1841, daily 1903, no. 20,119 Carthage to. Up a the Hercules powder Plant and its adjacent company town a looked As if someone had dropped an atomic bomb today but its 135 employees were alive because they obeyed a Cardinal Rule when the emergency whistle blows run the whistle shrieked thursday when a tractor trailer unit near a powder Magazine erupted in flames shooting a Ball of fire 200 feet into the air. Twenty minutes later nine fire supplies extra madness a Little extra Midnight madness was supplied to shoppers crowding downtown Bennington thursday night by the sight of a Cadillac with Massachusetts License plates proceeding up North Street quite definitely on fire. According to Village fire chief Charles Sawyer the trouble was a Leaky fuel which apparently touched off the engine fire. Village firemen summoned by Telephone about 10 30, caught up with the car at the Corner of North and pleasant streets. The Driver was identified As Mary tav Orlus of Woburn mass. After the flames were extinguished the Cadillac was towed to Hurley Brothers garage. Damage according to Sawyer was considerable for flames worked Over the engine compartment and spread under the dash. Explosions ripped through powder storage magazines containing dynamite and Black powder. Another Magazine blew up in the still volatile Plant area Early today. The latest blast was minor in comparison to those thursday the Jasper county sheriff s office said. A ifs just another one of those powder houses a a sheriffs Deputy said. A everyone is cleared out of no one was killed in the series of explosions. The blasts left 22 persons injured two seriously destroyed 15 to 20 of the Plant s major buildings and damaged or wrecked some 60 houses in a powder City a the nearby company Community. Damage was estimated at $5 to $6 million. The explosions shattered windows 20 Miles away. A radio station in Tulsa okla., too Miles away said scores of residents reported they Felt the blasts there. Damage was also extensive in Carthage a southwestern Missouri City of 12,000 located four Miles from the Hercules Plant. Windows were smashed and plaster torn out in the downtown Square. Businesses were closed and the Square condoned off because More explosions were feared. Two Plant workers Clifford Hilton and Maurice Crowell were seriously Hurt in thursday s blasts. Crowell was pulled from the debris Early today by see blast Page 12, col. 5 3,000 guard troops murder scene Chicago police remove one of eight bodies of student nurses slain thursday in apartment in background. A ninth intended victim escaped by rolling under a bed and later broke out through window Arrow and sounded the alarm after the killer escaped. Police have few clues in Chicago mass slaying Chicago up a a Many a sweat soaked undershirt and the terrifying Story of a Young filipino Exchange student gave police some tenuous clues today into the a crime of the Century Slaughter of eight student nurses. Israel Syria tensions increase in Wake of new bombing raid Tel Aviv up a air patrols were reported Active on both sides of the tense Border Between Israel and Syria today in the Wake of a bombing raid by israeli jets on a syrian engineering unit working to divert the precious Waters of Lions interrupt plane flight Brussels Belgium up a the Swiss Globe airlines plane was flying a mile above the belgian Countryside Early today when capt. Paul Wuhrman Felt something warm and wet nuzzling his leg. One look at his visitor in the cockpit was enough for Wuhrman. He grabbed for his radio and called Brussels on the International emergency frequency. A Brussels Brussels can i make an emergency Landing. I have three Lions in my thinking it was a joke the control Tower responded a just stick them in your Gas frantically Wuhrman tried to convince the Tower there really were three Lions in the cockpit. When he put the radio microphone near one of the Lions and broadcast the growl he was Given permission to make the emergency Landing. The Jordan River. No new Contact was reported today. A soviet built supersonic mig21 Jet was downed in a dogfight thursday following the raid near the tiny israeli Border settlement of Al Magor just North of the sea of Galilee. Israel warned anew today that what it called syrian attacks could not continue unpunished. A it is inconceivable that syrian excesses could go indefinitely unhindered a Premier Levi Eshkol said in a statement. Officials said thursday s raid was in retaliation for syrian terrorist attacks on the israeli Side of the Frontier. They said six tractors an arms depot and a soviet built gun Battery were destroyed at the construction site where engineers were working to divert the River Waters from flowing into Israel. Damascus radio reported to syrians most of the civilians were wounded in the attack. Israel denied a syrian report that two of the attacking jets had been shot Down. Israeli officials sought to counter Arab protests by mounting a political offensive justifying the attack As retaliation for an alleged wave of syrian terrorism that has killed four persons and wounded three others in the Border Region since Jan. 23. After announcing the attack officials summoned United nations peace Force general Odd Bull of Norway to the foreign ministry to explain the action and blame Syria for the terrorism that prompted it. In addition Israel told the . Security Council in new York the raid was intended to impress the Damascus government with the Gravity of Border violations and the importance of pacifying the Frontier. Israeli chief of staff Gen. Itzhak Rabin said Premier Levi Eshkol had a a ordered the raid on the diversion project on a. A Day by Day hour by hours basis. He hinted More such a retaliatory attacks might be forthcoming. Police fighting negro riots in another Section of the City hoped to learn More from Corazon Amurao a pert 23-year-old nursing student from the Philippines who survived the mass murder by cringing under a bed while a 6-foot gunman murdered her friends one by one. More than 160 detectives and 200 uniformed police were thrown into the cast that Coroner Andrew Toman called a the crime of the a a it a Only a Little More severe than the Riddle of the Sphinx a said homicide cmdr. Francis Flanagan who prepared to question the terrified survivor again today with an interpreter. A i doubt there Are Many policemen alive who have seen a crime like the eight Young victims All students at South Chicago Community Hospital were bound strangled and knifed to death Early thursday in their duplex apartment. It was not until hours after the killer a White Man left the apartment that miss Amurao crawled from her hiding place. She stumbled across the sprawled bodies of the other girls and burst through a second floor window to a ledge. A fall dead All dead except state seeks to establish unearthed skeletons age Burlington up a five Long buried human skeletons unearthed by a Road tiding Crew earlier this week have been shipped Here for analysis the state pathologist said thursday. Or. Richard Woodruff said he would try to determine the age and sex of the five individuals one of whom apparently was a teen Ager. Stencil signs warning Drivers of Stop lights at the Corner of Valentine and main streets were painted by the Village High first Way department thursday As a first step toward making the intersection safer. According to Village president Henry h. Step Mallory two Metal signs Are expected to be delivered soon. Inspecting their Handiwork Are Michael Hogan left and Mert Cross. Hurlburt a if the state is willing to spend the Money for Carbon-14 tests to determine How Long the skeletons have been in the ground we May learn that also a Woodruff said. He said the Bones probably Are at least too years old. A at the present time i Don t have the slightest idea As to whether the skeletons Are those of White persons or indians a he said. The skeletons one Complete and the others Only partial were uncovered by work Crews of the Laperle construction co. Of St. Johnsbury while digging through a Hill in Berkshire to relocate route 105. The Bones were found on the Bert Lusier farm about six feet beneath the surface. Woodruff said that although no coffins were found with the skeletons old fashioned Pine boxes that might have been used could have disintegrated. Brush fire rages in new York City new York up a a five alarm Brush fire Early today raged in the tinder dry Northwest Corner of Staten Island. Two fireboat were called in As intense flames pushed firefighters Back from the blazing Brush. Fire officials said the fire was in a sparsely populated Section of the Island. Flames were visible across the Arthur Kui in Elizabeth . No injuries were reported immediately and no Homes were involved. The fire broke out about Midnight. Me a she screamed. A i m the Only one alive a the hospitals school of nursing shut its doors and sent Young nurses Home a for at least a few the death apartment rented by the Hospital for its students was roped off by police. Investigators picked up More than a half dozen men during the first hours of the manhunt but All were released. Flanagan said the number of Telephone see nurses Page 12, col. 3 Chicago up a National guard troops were called out on riot duty today after an outbreak of racial violence spread through Chicago s simmering West Side negro neighbourhoods. Gov. Otto Kerner mobilized 3,000 men of the Illinois National guard after authorities expressed fear that a new wave of vandalism and looting May be attempted. Two negroes were shot to death and a third was in critical condition and near death in the Wake of the third night of turmoil on the City a West Side. Earlier a spokesman at Cook county Hospital said the wounded Man had died. The Hospital amended the report two hours later. At Springfield the governor said 3,000 guardsmen a Are now being All of the units Are from the Chicago area Kerner said. For the third consecutive night police poured into the streets to Battle hit and run gangs of negro youths who set fires looted stores and fought Savage gun fights with authorities. Snipers shot at police from darkened tenement windows. Passing motorists were pulled from their cars and beaten during the height of the violence. Hospital emergency rooms were jammed with injured policemen and civilians. Relatives stood quietly in Hospital hallways. Some wept some seethed with anger. Police said thousands of negroes most operating in Small roving bands were Active in an area of about nine Square Miles. They faced about 500 policemen armed with shotguns and tear Gas grenades. The dead were identified As Roselend Howard 14, whom police said was killed by a snipers gun and Raymond Williams 28, Robbinsville miss., shot to death near a looted store. Both were negro. Another Man William Mcbeth 18, was shot in the head while trying to knife a policeman and was in critical condition. Scores of other persons Many innocent bystanders were injured by bricks flying Glass and gunfire. Seven policemen were shot two of them in the Back. At least 32 persons were admitted to hospitals. Scores of others were treated and released. By Dawn police announced they had control of the area. More than 200 persons had been jailed by that time. The rioting started in a near West Side neighbourhood about 9 p. In. Thursday. It spread slowly and reached a fevered pitch around Midnight when police called for extra ammunition. Priests nuns and social workers stumbled through the dark streets in teams pleading for Calm. The hit and run tactics of the rioters kept police moving from one Section of the West Side to another. Great Britain readies new austerity measures London up a the government today readied new austerity measures to restrict Domestic and foreign spending and Shore up Britain a sagging Economy. Prime minister Harold Wilson personally warned that he was preparing a further measures after the Bank of England announced thursday that it was hiking the Bank rate by one per cent to a crisis level of seven per cent. The higher Bank rate will be reflected in interest rates on All types of commercial and personal Loans. In addition the Bank sought to tighten credit by ordering member Banks to Deposit with it $280 million virtually Freez ing the Money out of circulation. The result was one of the tightest credit squeezes since world War ii. The moves were taken to counter a plummeting Stock Market and a weekend pounds the result of Lack of Confidence in the British Economy because of its huge Ballance of payments Gap which was heightened by the nations crippling six week maritime strike. In announcing that the government would take stronger measures Wilson failed to elaborate on just what his precise recommendations would be. Highway relocation plans prompt debate by Shaftsbury residents by Bob Hagerman Shaftsbury a proponents of the so called Linde line made a Strong pitch for this route for the impending relocation of . 7 through the town at a Public hearing held wednesday night by the state Highway department but they continued to bump into opposition from the department which is still favouring a More Westerly line. Backers of the Linde line however appeared not ready to give up entirely. A proposal was made that a poll or vote of the townspeople be taken to determine which of the several possible lines is preferred the suggestion being that the preference would probably prove to be for the Linde line. But the question of who or How such a Survey would be conducted was left in a limbo. In any event department officials said that the results of such a Survey formally presented would have a an influence on the department s final decision on a line. The so called a a informal hearing which was held at Cole Hall and Drew an attendance estimated at 60 persons is the second in a series now being held by the department on different sections of the planned new four Lane artery for the county s main North South Highway. After Brief opening remarks by District Highway Engineer Ivor s. Pelsue Advance planning Engineer Stearns Jenkins and Highway commissioner Russell a. Holden the departments Frank Aldrich using slide projections gave a Brief description and analysis of each of four lines around which its studies have entered. These Are plan a a this is the line which the department first recommended at its hearing in april. It is the most Westerly of the four running East of but closest to the present . 7. It would enter Shaftsbury from Bennington leading from an interchange generally in the area of the Wilson dude ranch in Bennington proceeding in a generally northerly direction to the East around South Shaftsbury Village and entering Arlington at a Point near state Ald Road 2. Plan b a this is the line now recommended by the department but is modified from plan a in that As it proceeds North through the town from the same southerly % Linde line pushed atty. Manfred w. Ehrich or. Traces a line recommended by the state Highway department As the route through Shaftsbury for the relocated . 7 pointing out where it involves taking or adversely affecting various properties. He was chief spokesman at a department hearing thursday night for a group of Shaftsbury residents who Are proposing use of the so called Linde line which runs much further to the East. Take off Point it makes two Easterly jags crossing East Road near the Ryan property before continuing North into Arlington. Plan c a this is the Linde line which is the most Easterly of the lines in fact running East of the Complete Shaftsbury Road system and for part of its length into Glastonbury. To be used it would mean that the line As it leaves Bennington would also have to run Well East of East Road. Plan f a this is a line running roughly Between the plan b and the Linde lines. Generally it would follow East Road a starting to the East of this from the South crossing to the West Side and then crossing Back again to the East Side a and leaving Shaftsbury by nipping off a Corner of Glastonbury and entering Sunderland. Aldrich and later Jenkins explained that one key reason for the department s preference for plan b is that it would put an interchange near the Wilson ranch at a Point that would serve North Bennington and South Shaftsbury this they deemed vital to the economic Well being of this area. Any of the lines to the East they said would mean there would be no direct connection for this area with the new . 7 artery. Another reason for the plan b recommendation was that the grades encountered would be nowhere near As bad As those on the Linde line. Earlier Aldrich on the inside Rutland county states attorney reveals what s needed in Vermont Law enforcement in a letter to the editor Page 4. Vivid contrast in offerings by Weston and Dorset summer Stock this week Page 6. A or Hoosick Falls faces a decision on Public swim facilities a Page 7. Hagerman had said that for the Northern stretch of the Linde line there would be some 5,000 feet of five per cent Grade the maximum allowed. Compared to this the plan b line he said would not be a a detriment to traffic atty. Manfred w. Ehrich or. Was the chief spokesman for the group of residents backing the Linde line listed a number of reasons a Why some of us very strongly favor this among other things he said a some residents Are concerned that any line further to the West would Cut them off from the rest of the town and would reduce the convenience or availability of such services As firefighting Protection school bus pick and deliveries and mall distribution. A the value of land to be taken would be a substantially less than that involved in the More Westerly lines and a particularly so for the plan b line. A when a View of the Linde see Highway Page 12, col. 7 blast Levels powder Plant for Chicago riot duty governor mobilizes

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