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Bennington Banner (Newspaper) - June 9, 1966, Bennington, Vermont Cloudy increasing cloudiness and Cool tonight with Low temperatures in the 50s. Chance of showers by morning. Cloudy Friday with rain and cooler. Yesterdays High 78 Low 48. Today at 7 ., 51. Trace of rain. Sunset 8 32 . Sunrise 5 10 Benning Bennington Banner thursday june 9, 1966 Anner weekly founded in 184 1, daily 1903 no. 20,089 to cents the show will go on Henrri flip Alin careens along Florida Gulf coast the Sells and Gray circus it was Learned this morning has obtained both its required state and town licenses and thus will contrary to indications wednesday play its two shows scheduled Here this afternoon at 4 and this evening at 8. Some of the proceeds will be going to the Bennington friends of retarded children Bur which is the sponsor for the show Here. The Rev. Earle Forman exec that he had been involved in a controversy with town selectmen Over the licensing matter As reported in the Banner wednesday Forman said the Board had been a most Here two elephants with the show were munching a bit of grass Early this morning while circus workers had their own breakfast prior to going full steam ahead on setting up the circus grounds located next to Reilly a Green acres Motel on it. 67a. Hagerman utile director of the Burc denied this morning legislative committee rejects a Canadian Power plan Hoff Montpelier up a the legislative Council Power study committee has rejected gov. Philip h. Hoff a proposal to import Low Cost Canadian Power. The plan assigned to the committee by the 1966 special legislature has been the object of four intensive months of mixed discussion. Late wednesday after a two hour executive session sen. Edward Janeway a Windham announced the group had agreed in principle that the role of the Vermont Public service Board pub be expanded to buy tile Canadian Power or another state Agency be set up to handle the plan. Janeway said a either the statutory authority of the pub will be expanded to allow them to sell Power without the state or create a state Agency which could take Benefit of tax exempt the committee has for two Days been trying to reach a policy decision of whether it favored a a a private or a a Public approach to the knotty Power Issue. Hoff a proposal envisioned the creation of a non profit tax exempt corporation with which to negotiate and import 1.2 million kilowatts annually from the Churchill Falls project in Labrador. The Power would be bought from the Hydro electric commission of Montreal on a 25 year contract beginning in 1972. Required would have been a $300 million prepayment for the Power and construction of $65-70 million Worth of special transmission lines and distribution facilities. The decision not to endorse the Hoff plan dashed any Hopes the governor might have to Call a special legislative session sometime this summer. Half commented wednesday night a the committee now has a grave responsibility in coming up with an alternative that assassinated Aden up a Arab terrorists assassinated a British Engineer wednesday in this tense Oil Rich British protectorate and tossed a grenade at a British military patrol car. Makes sense and is he also said that he has never maintained that his plan was a the Only feasible vehicle for importing the Canadian Power. The committees decision on what Type of vehicle will be used As an alternative is expected to be made june 20. Power consultants Joseph Swidler and Sanford Reis Are working on an alternate plan which should be ready by that Date. The committee has been directed to report to the governor by july i on its findings and recommendations. Presently the Vermont new England Power corp. One pc has undertaken basically what Hoff a proposal outlined. One pc was formed by a group of Public cooperatives and municipal Light companies and is negotiating with Hydro Quebec for the Power. Tampa Fla. Up Hurricane Alma careened along the Florida Gulf coast today aiming its Peak winds at the Florida Panhandle resorts in the Wake of the storm braced for severe flooding. The seasons first Hurricane churned northward on a course parallel with the coast and the National Hurricane Center in Miami said its Center should strike Inland in the Apalachee Bay area this morning. Boasting Peak winds of 90 Miles an hour Almaus Center was located at 6 Edt near latitude 28.6 North Longitude 8.36 West or about 80 Miles Northwest of Tampa. It was moving North Northwest at 18 . The weather Bureau said the probable target area was Between Apalachicola and St. Marks in the Panhandle. Resort areas below Alma a including the populous St. Petersburg Tampa area a were spared the Brunt of the hurricanes winds which were too . When they passed Early today. But the weather Bureau warned of tides 7 to to feet above Normal along the coast today. Alma which claimed four lives in Cuba and one in Miami lashed the Central and South Florida Gulf coast with 75-90 . Winds Early today but the worst damage in these areas was expected to come from flooding. More than 20,000 persons had been evacuated along the Shore from the Florida keys to the Tampa Bay area As Alma moved up the coast blowing off some House roofs Downing Power lines and overturning Small boats. But wind damage appeared to be comparatively Light. The incoming tides and Rains were viewed with apprehension. These were the cause of Almaus worst destruction in its path through the Caribbean. Backlash floods in Honduras destroyed several towns and fishing villages with a possible loss of 160 lives. Two men died and 4,000 persons sought Refuge from flood Waters in Nicaragua. The Hurricane killed four persons in Cuba and 20,000 persons were evacuated in four provinces in the Havana area. At least fifty four persons were injured. A 16-year-old Miami youth Raymond Willis was electrocuted when he walked into a downed Power line and a companion was injured by the same hot line. A Tornado spawned by the Hurricane dipped into Coral Gables spinning a police car around like a top but not hurting the Driver. Winds of 90 . Raked Sanibel and captive islands South of fort Myers knocking out half the City a electric Power. The Miami area escaped major property damage but Dade county fruit estimated losses of $250,000. Growers at least Tornado strikes Kansas wide areas devastated scholarship Grant made to w alter children trustees of the educators fund have voted a $400 scholarship award to the children of mrs. A Philip Walker of Merson Street widow of the former principal of the Molly Stark school. The scholarship fund was established last september As a memorial to four Bennington educators including Walker who were killed in a plane crash while travelling on school business to Montpelier. Operation Hawthorne blunts Start of Monsoon offensive Saigon up a former West Point football Star Bill lonesome end Carpenter called Down a flaming napalm air strike on his own position today to help wipe out a North Viet Nam unit that had overrun his company. He survived with a handful of his unit. As night fell the trapped men were still engaged in a Sharp Albany Laboratory studies space dust from gemini 9 Albany . A a slender aluminium Box attached to the gemini 9 spacecraft As it circled the Earth was opened by scientists wednesday at Dudley Observatory Here. The contents of the Box were exposed for 19 hours during the space flight before the Box was brought inside the Craft by astronaut Eugene be Man. It will be at least a year before a study of the Experiment is completed according to Observatory officials. The slim Box measuring la inches by 51 2 inches by one Inch contained two sections of materials Only one of which was extracted and scrutinized wednesday by researchers. The other Section will be unloaded today. The Box also contained a Small motor and Battery which enabled the astronauts to press a Button inside their spacecraft opening the lid of the Box and exposing the insides to aspects of outer space about which Little is known. One Section of the Box contained a variety of Micro Organ it isms such As viruses spores and bacteria which a ill have been fleeced by a rays and Ultras Violet rays in outer space environment. The second Section contained specially prepared surfaces which will have been exposed to Micro meteorites a minute dust particles travelling at High speeds in space. This Section will be opened today and the scientists will get their first glimpse of the effect on the surfaces a highly polished Metal and very thin plastic film. The Box was flown to Cape Kennedy after recovery of gemini 9 and flown from there to Albany where in a a a clean room at the Observatory a As free As possible of contaminating dust a it was carefully opened. Firefight with a communist unit of considerably larger size. Carpenter asked for artillery support. Carpenter a Captain who was the cadets famous lonesome end in 1949, is with a unit of the 101st paratroop a screaming Eagle division engaged in a major Battle with the commie nests in the Jungle Highlands 300 Miles North of Saigon. The paratroops in blunting the Start of a communist Monsoon offensive by an estimated 6,000 to 7,000 troops have killed 410 of the enemy in three Days of fighting in a operation Hawthorne. Much of the fighting was hand to hand combat. Carpenter whose wife and Mother live in Monroe ., was commanding a company of paratroopers chasing a fleeing communist unit when the crack North vietnamese regulars turned and stood fast in a Bamboo Thicket. A terrific Battle erupted. The communists charged. Carpen Ter s men dug in but the fight developed into hand to hand combat against overwhelming Odds. A put the napalm right on us Carpenter radioed to an air control Pilot overhead. A they Are overrunning us. At least we will get some of them too. Up correspondent Leon Daniel listened in horror a Short distance away at the Forward command Post with col. Henry e. Emerson of Milford pa., As the West Point football hero calmly directed the airstrike on himself and his men. A i thought those were his last words a Emerson said. Then he got on the radio to Tell Carpenter a just in Case things done to work out. I want you to know in a putting you in for the medal of the reply was a simple a a in be lost most of the company out As dusk fell Carpenter see Viet Page 14, col. 2 in voting the award trustees noted that mrs. Walker has three children attending College. Philip d., 22, will return to Kings College in Wilkes Barre pa., next year and will graduate after completing one semester s work. Richard Walker will be a senior at Ulm next year and Robert will be a Sophomore at Ulm. There Are two other Walker children Rita 17, a High school senior next year and Joan 13, a High school freshman. Trustees reported that about $2,000 had been collected in the continuing drive to raise Money for the fund and that while it was hoped a larger amount can be raised to permit More substantial scholarship Grants it was decided to make an award this year rather than Walt until next year. Scholarship Grants will be made annually from the fund each year to deserving High school graduates from the area who need help in financing a Hughei Educa Tion. Chairman of the fund trustees is or. William Worthington and contributions to the fund May be made through Burton Potter fund treasurer at the Vermont Bank and Trust company. Rail cutback Bonn up a the government brushed aside protests from affected communities wednesday and approved a Bill which would close nearly one third of West Germany a nationalized rail network. The Long expected Law must still be approved by the upper House of parliament. Approval was expected. The cutbacks Are intended to get the rail system out of the red. Topeka Kan. Up a this Prairie state capital Lay ripped open today after a Tornado slashed through the City a like 40,000 trucks wednesday night killing at least 12 persons injuring More than 425 and leaving hundreds of Homes and businesses in shambles. The twister one of 15 to lash Kansas during the Day Cut a half mile wide 15-mile path of destruction through residential neighbourhoods and the business District. Repeated Tornado warnings May have saved thousands. City bus service was discontinued indefinitely because officials said a buses Are stacked like the twister left not a Blade of grass in a Park a car cradled in a tree and roofs wrapped around Telephone poles. At first Light today rescuers began searching for More victims in the debris strewn disaster area in this City of 120,000. In the storms which hit elsewhere in Kansas one person was killed and a married student Complex at Kansas state University was severely damaged. Hospitals and make shift medical facilities in Topeka treated More than 425 injured. Most were released after treatment. Residential neighbourhoods were devastated by the fearsome Tornado. Hundreds were left homeless. Bill Elbert who owns a filling station in the Middle of one of the hardest hit residential areas was headed for his service station when he heard the Tornado. A it sounded like 40,000 trucks a Bibert said. Parts of the downtown Section sustained heavy damage. A 10-Story building the National Reserve life building was reported tottering after the Tornado passed. Police rushed onlookers away from the Structure fearing it might collapse. The top Story of the state printers three Story office building was knocked off. Washburn University which has an enrolment of about 4,000 during the school year sustained severe damage. My Volcker Hall Rice Hall and the Thomas gymnasium were destroyed and there was major damage to the Stover science Hall Carruth dormitory and All four sorority houses. Eighteen planes were strewn about the municipal Airport leaving twisted wreckage near the hangars and runways. The twister passed within 50 Yards of the . Weather Bureau at the Airport. Weather Bureau personnel had to Duck under desks for Protection. But most widespread damage occurred in residential areas. Hundreds were left homeless when the twisters shattered houses most of them in the Southern part of Topeka. A Large scorch on the desert near Barstow Calif., and very Little cat Cash else indicates spot where $500 million xb70 crashed wednesday after mid air collision with a Jet Chase plane. Two fire engines debris lower right Center Are dwarfed by largest single bit of plane wreckage. Up two pilots killed in crash of research bomber and Jet faculty recess Molly Stark teachers who Are supervising annual school picnics today held a picnic of their own last night at the Home of acting principal Therese Goodermote on Park Street Extension. That a miss Goodermote at left swinging at a softball buzzed past the photographers ear by school Secretary Frances Snow who is out of sight. Teacher Ann Smith is at far left and others Are Norman Lariviere Ann Koziol and Polly Wilson. Hamilton Edwards fab Calif. Up a Veteran test Pilot Joe Walker and air Force maj. Carl s. Cross were killed wednesday when walkers fi04 Chase plane collided in flight with the half billion Dollar triple sonic xb70 research bomber. The bodies of Walker 45, Holder of the world s Altitude and Speed records and Cross 40, Copilot of the 185-foot Long xb70, were found in wreckage about 45 Miles East of Edwards and five Miles North of the Mojave desert Community of to a claw Al White 47, Pilot of the xb70, ejected from the six Jet plane and parachuted to safety. Witnesses in other Chase planes said the collision occurred at an Altitude of about 25,000 feet when Walker s Lockheed built fighter sheared off both of the xb70s vertical stabilizers in a heavy Cloud formation. Civilian Pilot Clay Lacy flying a photo Chase plane for Lea Siegler aircraft equipment corp., said Walker s f104 was flying in a tight formation with the xb70 so Lacy s plane and others could take photographs. The air Force confirmed that there a were a number of other aircraft in the area a but added a we cannot give out any additional details at this time pending investigative White was listed in a a Good condition at the Edwards base Hospital. Doctors said he was in Shock but had not been seriously injured. Moments before the collision White North american aviation s chief test Pilot had received permission to take the 500,000-Pound plane up above the Cloud formation. The air Force said the xb70 had taken off from Edwards at 7 15 Put for a series of tests of problems which might be faced by supersonic commercial transport currently under design. The collision occurred at 9 32 Put. The crippled aircraft plunged into Lane Mountain in a Small Valley just North of the . Army s it. Irwin. Three farm workers said they saw the Delta winged xb70 turn Over on its Back and then fall end Over end to the ground. on the inside an editorial comments on the North Bennington trustees statement on the unification revote a Page 4. The Hoosick Falls school Board paves the Way for Etc a Page 8. A Manchester Florist has unique Hobby a Page 8. A

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