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Bennington Banner (Newspaper) - July 23, 1963, Bennington, Vermont Fair and warm scattered thundershowers. Fair tonight temperatures in Low 80s. Fair and warmer wednesday. Mondays High 82 Low 56. Today at 7 ., 61. The Brilliant Star Vega directly overhead in Early evening is 26.5 Light years from Earth. Bennington o Bennington Vermont tuesday july 23, 1963 Anner established 1841. 60th year no. 19,237 Price 7 cents repulsed on first Effort Republican governors map new civil rights bid Miami Beach Fla. Apr republicans wheeled up their guns today for a probably futile new offensive to Force some kind of civil rights action by the demo cratic dominated 55th annual governors conference. Governors of both parties planned two hours of talk at an afternoon session under strict time limitations to the Issue. But there would be Little Opportunity for any effective action under the rules. Repulsed in their initial efforts monday by an All but solid democratic majority gop members led by goes. Nelson a. Rockefeller of new York and Mark o. Hatfield of Oregon worked out strategy to inject the Issue into an attack on president Kennedy a welfare legislative program. A committee headed by democratic gov. Richard j. Hughes of new Jersey lays before the conference wednesday a report approving in glowing terms Kennedy a proposals for a Domestic peace corps a youth employment act new mental health legislation and his highly controversial program of health care for the elderly financed through social Security. Hatfield committee vice chairman is expected to counter this move with a minority report laced with civil rights declarations. It would take Issue with some of the democratic majority a views. The republicans believe they have a Chance of forcing a conference showdown that would put divided democrats in the embarrassing position of having to vote for the first time Ona civil rights declaration. A previous test in which the democrats rolled Over the republication opposition 33-16, abolished the conference resolutions committee. While civil rights proposals died along with others it was not officially a ballot on the Issue. Democratic gov. Albert d. Ros Ellini of Washington conference chairman said in a statement the action would not a a Gage the organization As the republicans had charged. He said other committees can continue to report As in the past. The Republican rub was that there was no committee studying the civil rights matter As such. Cuban exiles Eye thrusts j Miami Fla. Apr new exile thrusts against Fidel Castro appeared in the making today As invasion veterans and commandos prepared to move to Central american bases. The development came As the . Government remained Adamant in its stand barring assaults from american territory. Or. Manuel artime was reported in Nicaragua jumping off place for the disastrous 1961 Cuba invasion which he led. He was reported conferring with nicaraguan president Rene Schick and sex president Luis Somoza both outspoken foes of Fidel Castro. Artime Secretary general of revolutionary recovery movement one of the largest anti Castro groups Here said before his Miami departure a we Are leaving the United states to establish a base in Central a in much less than one year Well be fighting inside Cuba a added the 34-year-old physician revolutionary who once fought the Fulgencio Batista regime alongside Castro. Currently training with the . Army in it. Benning ga.,and expected Back in Miami soon Are Jose and Roberto san roman and Erneldo Oliva military commanders of the Bay of pigs invasion. There Are persistent reports among exile leaders that they will join the artime movement. on the inside Castleton state College will unveil its new Observatory at a colonial Day a tomorrow a Page 2. Logic and its use in world affairs is discussed by columnist Bradford Smith a Page 4. Pownal and the race track form the subject of the Lead editorial a Page 4. State and Federal officials Are surveying 90 acre recreational area in Woodford a Page 6. Virtually Complete nuclear test ban hinges on Nikita a peace pact plans congressmen May go to Moscow for signing Congress favourable to proposal inc be Given Railroad problem plotting strategy gov. Nelson a. Rockefeller left of new York and gov Mark o. Hatfield of Oregon engage in a private huddle monday while attending governors conference in Miami reach. Fla. A photo i or Mon reapportionment f vip Petitioner v news parallel in Oklahoma t. Garry Buckley of Bennington ice president of the Vermont Independent party believes a Federal courts decision re apportioning the Oklahoma legislature represents a precedent favourable to a Vermont reapportionment suit in which Buckley is one of the plaintiffs. A three judge Federal court is scheduled oct. 29 in Burlington to hear arguments on the suit filed by atty. of Brattleboro on behalf of Buckley mrs. Janette Berry of Brattleboro and Milton l. Hard of Burlington. The suit seeks reapportionment of both houses before the 1964 state elections contending that voters under the present legislative make up Are denied equal Protection under the Law contrary to the . Constitution. Last wednesday a special three judge Federal court ordered reapportionment of both of Oklahoma a two houses on a strict population basis. The decision certain to be appealed marked the first time a Federal court has actually reshuffled legislative seats in any state. In a historic decision last year however the . Supreme court held that Federal courts have both the Power and duty to consider the constitutionality of state legislative apportionment. Buckley Felt the implications for the Vermont Case were to be seen in the mood of the court behind its decision rather than the characteristics of the okla see reapportionment continued on Page to Moscow apr the soviet Union Britain and the United states apparently completed work today on a treaty Banning nuclear tests in the air outer space and under water. They May initial it wednesday. All the experts walked out of the Spuri Donova Palace in mid afternoon and were reported to have completed their work on the treaty. The delegation chiefs�?. Undersecretary of state w. Averell Harriman lord Hailsham of Britain and soviet foreign minister Andrei a. Gromyko lingered a while to discuss other matters on which the russians Are seeking action at this time. These include primarily a no aggression agreement Between the North Atlantic treaty organization and the communist Warsaw pact Powers. There were Strong indications that even this hurdle had been surmounted. Former employee of secret Agency defects to reds Washington apr chairman Edwin e. Willis of the House committee on in american activities says the defection of a former research analyst Points up the need for Senate action on a Bill to stiffen personnel rules at the National Security Agency. The Louisiana Democrat made the Appeal monday after the soviet government newspaper Izvestia published a letter by Victor Norris Hamilton who described himself As a former employee of the super secret Agency and said he sought political Asylum in the soviet Union because he became disillusioned with life in America. Hamiltons defection Willis said spotlights a Security laxity the committee uncovered in the Agency and a confirms the conclusions drawn by the committee in 1962 after its extensive investigation of Asa Security the committee Willis said was a shocked by some of the facts it had uncovered that Asa officials had for years run this most sensitive intelligence Agency without proper regard for department of defense personnel Security regulations and had been making personnel appointments without adequate background Hamilton describing himself As an american citizen of Arab descent wrote that coded instructions of Middle East governments to their delegations at the United nations were received at the state department and decoded before the delegations got them. Natural is first test heir to consumer a Protection philosophy is of is regulator of state9s utilities by William Moran Montpelier apr Ernest w. Gibson Iii a 35-year-old lawyer who inherited a familiar political name a and philosophy a sat in on his first hearing today As chairman of the Vermont Public service Board. The tall bespectacled quiet spoken Brattleboro Republican son of former gov. Ernest w. Gibson jr., presided in Burlington As a Small private group explained to the pub its plan to introduce natural service in Vermont. Natural is Only one of Many important issues Gibson will Deal with during his reign. Others include negotiations to resume service on the Rutland railway to bring in electrical Power from Quebec and to get More Power from new York states St. Lawrence and Niagara projects. Gibson also will be dealing a the privately owned electric companies. In this area he will be armed with the philosophy set Forth by his father and sen. George d. Aiken molders of the moderate Liberal Wing of the Republican party in Vermont. This philosophy also supported by gov. Philip h. Hoff and other democrats was a hallmark of the elder Gibson a administration from 1947 to 1950. It is summed up As the belief that electrical Power is a natural resource and because it is necessarily distributed by monopolies careful regulation is needed to make sure the customer pays the lowest possible Cost. In previous years observers of the Public utilities say a majority of the Public service Board held quite a different View that the states prime concern should be the welfare of the privately owned Power corporations and their stockholders. Cooperatives and municipal utilities a had no status with the Board the observers add. When Charles r. Ross of Burlington became pub chairman in 1959, he quickly instituted the Aiken Gibson a Public Power philosophy. John d. Paterson of Montpelier followed Ross into the chairmanship and has Given Way to the younger Gibson. A Veteran attorney who appear or Lars is Salt a new York apr actress Arlene Francis has been sued for $1 million by a Brooklyn Man whose wife was killed in an Auto Accident. The suit filed in state supreme court monday by Joseph Arcos 34, charged negligence. Mrs. Rose Arcos 34, died in the May 26 collision on Long Island. Arcos and three others in his car were injured. Miss franc is suffered a broken Collar Bone a minor concussion and cuts and bruises. U.s., British and soviet negotiators worked overtime monday to prepare the test ban Accord for initiating this week. Only a few words reportedly remained to be agreed upon. Unless Khrushchev insists on a package Deal the three Powers should Complete the test ban treaty today or wednesday Western sources said. The chief . Negotiator w. Averell Harriman has no authority to negotiate a no aggression pact. President Kennedy was reported considering an attempt to drum up congressional support for the test ban agreement by sending leading members of Congress to Moscow for the signing. The a policed ban on nuclear tests in the atmosphere in space and under water must win Senate approval by at least a two thirds majority if it is to become binding on the United states. White House press Secretary Pierre Salinger declined comment on the reported plan to Send a congressional delegation to Moscow. But sen. Bourke Hickenlooper of Iowa ranking Republican on the Senate foreign relations committee said he heard of the plan some time ago. He said he did no to think the trip was necessary. Harriman Britain a lord Hailsham and soviet foreign minister Andrei a. Gromyko met alone for an extra hour monday making their session the longest since negotiations began Here july 15. It was understood they discussed Khrushchev a proposals for a no aggression pact Between the nato allies and East european communist states and for International inspections on the ground to guard against Surprise attacks. A communique said Only that a further Progress was made on the test ban treaty and a exchanges of views also continued on other matters of Mutual periodically for three weeks Khrushchev has linked the no aggression pact to the test ban treaty but never in terms of an Ironbound package Deal. Washington apr democratic congressional leaders talked Over the Railroad labor dispute situation with president Kennedy today and reported afterwards that prospects look Good for Kennedy s legislative plan to avoid a strike. In talking with newsmen after their weekly White House breakfast however the party chiefs steered Clear of any predictions that Congress will Complete action before 12 01 Tuesday. That is the hour at which the carriers have announced they will put controversial new manpower cutting work rules into effect. The noncommittal attitude of the Congress leaders on that Point strongly indicated that the administration still faces the Job of achieving some sort of agreed delay while Congress does its work. The unions of on train workers say they will strike the minute the rules Are applied. Speaker John w. Mccormack of Massachusetts said every Effort will be made in the House for a was speedy action As possible on the presidential plan to refer the whole dispute Over what the railroads Call a Feather bedding to the interstate Commerce commission for binding judgment that would apply for at least two years. Sen. Mike Mansfield of Montana Senate democratic Leader said hearings on the Kennedy plan will Start this afternoon before the Senate Commerce committee and acting chairman John d. Pastore d-r.i., is prepared for night sessions to Speed action. The views stated by the democratic leaders tended to Back up earlier indications of a cautiously favourable attitude in Congress toward the presidential plan. In effect Kennedy asked Congress to Block the railroads from instituting new rules which would eliminate thousands of jobs until they have been studied and approved by the inc. The rules have been scheduled to go into effect next monday. The five operating unions have pressure is off Kennedy. Congress Washington apr sen. Winston l. Prouty a it. Says president Kennedy s proposal to Avert a nationwide Railroad strike by giving the interstate Commerce commission authority to Deal with the work rules dispute a takes the pressure off the president and the Congress until after the next Prouty added the proposal also would help avoid compulsory arbitration. Prouty is a member of the Commerce committee which begins hearings today on the Kennedy plan. He predicted the committee would accept the proposal after making some revisions. Said they will strike the minute they do. Republican Leader Everett m. Dirksen helped put the presidents recommendations on the track by joining with democratic Leader Mike Mansfield in sponsoring the legislation in the Senate. Saying a i do not expect a lot of trouble from this a Dirksen urged Swift action although he added the measure might have to undergo some changes. Kennedy too underscored the need for Quick action. A this dispute a he said a has reached the Point where Only prompt and effective congressional action can assure that serious injury to the Public will be congressional leaders nevertheless were unwilling to predict the legislation would be passed before the monday Midnight deadline. The railroads have agreed to hold off on the new rules until then. The five operating unions have agreed not to strike before then. Neither the unions nor the carriers have commented on Kennedy a proposals. The Senate Commerce committee a already entangled with another piece of crisis legislation the president s civil rights program will be the first to take up the Railroad measure. It planned to hold a morning hearing on the Public accommodations measure of the civil rights program then in the afternoon hear Secretary of labor w. Willard Wirtz As the first witnesses for the R.I. emergency Bill. The House Commerce committee plans to Start taking testimony wednesday on the Railroad measure. Both branches remained in session late to receive the presidents message. He surprised Many of not most of the members by suggesting the hot potato be tossed to the inc. See inc May continued on Page to planners rec plan delay action optimism surrounds falks on Fain Bridge racism de before the Board Many times says Paterson was always fair to both the privately owned utilities and the cooperatives. Gibson and his Board will have to decide on rates and transmission arrangements proposed by the private groups. These decisions will have a tremendous effect on the companies financial situations. The Board also will be charged with deciding the future of natural transmission in Vermont. Wide distribution of natural would provide new and Strong Competition for the electric companies. The influence Vermont s Pri Vatel owned uti elites have wielded in the past with the Board is clearly apparent in Gibson a remarks As he began his reign a i done to intend to go overboard either Way a he said. A i intend to be flair to the Power companies but in a certainly not going to be dictated to or be influenced by them. A i think there a a fear in a going to go overboard in telling the privately owned utilities what to do. In a not. Its just that i m not going to Kow Tow to the return of the a Public Power influence to the pub led one attorney to remark that the private investor groups a will soon find out whether they will fight for their proposals before the Board or in the courts. They re used to winning their fights before the Washington apr solemn but hopeful negro and White negotiators working in an atmosphere of new found optimism resume talks today aimed at restoring peace to racially turbulent Cambridge my. After More than eight hours of deliberations in the Justice department monday night there was a cautious note of Hope in the Brief statement of asst. Atty. Gen. Burke Marshall that a they feel they have made considerable Marshall a careful replies to questions left the impression an agreement might be in the air one which will satisfy some of the negroes demands and ease the threat of violence hanging Over the Eastern Shore fishing Community. The fact that negotiations were recessed until today stirred speculation that White leaders of Cambridge not invited to the Washington meeting a were being briefed on the terms of an agreement. Negro and White leaders of Cambridge and Dorchester county were invited to a meeting in Baltimore wednesday by the Maryland state bar association committee set up to try to mediate the racial dispute. The invitation was announced in Cambridge by the committee chairman former circuit judge William j. Mcwilliams after to of the 14 members of the committee met for More than five hours. The streets of Cambridge were peaceful As the negotiators representing the negroes of Cambridge the state of Maryland and the Justice department met for More than an hour with atty. Gen. Robert f. Kennedy then sat Down with Marshall for the bulk of the evening. While the department would not discuss the Content of the talks a hint came from the announcement that the negroes had taken time out to visit Robert c. Weaver the negro administrator of the housing and Home finance Agency. Equal housing has been a goal of the Cambridge negroes and government housing help might be part of a package acceptable to the negroes in Exchange for cooperation i holding off demonstrations. Schools and Public accommodations Are other friction spots. Marshall a who said he was asked to speak for All parties after the Marathon session a elaborated Little on his report of a considerable by Warren Beckler Bennington a regional planning com Mission tabled last night a committee report recommending that action on a proposal by the Allen organization local Park and recreation area planners be deferred until the commission has completed a master plan for the entire area. Tile proposal submitted by the Allen organization to Bennington selectmen on june la urged development of a Public recreation area and Park on the town farm property a 70-acre tract of land los Miles Northeast of Bennington Village. In their report planning commission members Robert l. Hagerman of 311 main St., Lawrence f. Powers of North Bennington and Oscar c. Fienberg of 332 Elm St. Agreed that the Best possible future use of the property might be As a recreational area mystery spy suspect a woman who identified herself As mrs. Joy Ann Baltch Center tries to hide handcuff on left As she is escorted in Brooklyn a Federal court House monday. She and a Man identifying himself As her husband were arrested in Washington after being named in espionage conspiracy indictment last week on charges they operated in a soviet spy ring. Her arraignment was delayed monday while the court appointed an attorney for her. The woman a True identity is unknown. A photo but suggested a final decision should await an analysis of existing recreational areas and facilities and of the towns needs. Development of a comprehensive plan might also reveal the report stated that the town farm property could be put to some other use and that Public Park areas might be better established elsewhere. Both commission chairman t. Garry Buckley and Loyal r. Nash of old Bennington said they agreed that the Board should plan a in totality and not ask a planning consultant to build his plan around a previously a a spotted recreation area. The report recommended that selectmen be urged to retain the town farm land but should be asked not to make plans for its future use at this time and that the Allen report be turned Over to a planning consultant for his consideration. In its original proposal the Allen organization urged creation of a Park on the town far in property because it said Bennington has no Community Park and Only two Small recreation areas. The property is especially suitable for recreational purposes the report states because of its Central location rolling Topography accessibility and proximity to Molly Stark school Aneth Eyma Pool. The Allen organization report also envisioned the Park As a see recreational continued on Page to state s of Ater resources next on study list % Montpelier apr another phase of gov. Philip h. Hoff a year Long study of state problems and economics is underway a this one to find a plan for management and development of Vermont a water resources. Hoff a office said yesterday the governor decided on the study because there is no state plan. A in the absence of a plan a Hoff said in a statement prepared before he left last week for Miami Beach Fla., a you present position is one of reaction to a multitude of conflicting and confusing proposals submitted by various interests initiated in Many cases by interests outside the state of this was in reference in Many see water resources continued on Page to

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