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Bennington Banner (Newspaper) - June 10, 1965, Bennington, Vermont Cloudy and cooler partly Cloudy and cooler tonight with Low in the 50s, with some showers in the North. Pm Mountain areas. Partly Cloudy Friday cooler and less humid. Yesterdays High 86, Low 58, today at 7 . 64. Total precipitation in last 24 hours .18 Inch. Sunset 8 36, Sunrise 5 08. Beta is the second brightest Star in the right shoulder of the Constellation cepheus and is 980 Light years from Earth. Benning Bennington Vermont thursday june to 1965 Banner founded in 1841 daily 1903 no. 19,782 to cents it. Senate oks House alignment Montpelier up a eds legislative body in the a the Vermont Senate today ton. Passed and sent to the governor for signature the historic Bill re apportioning the Vermont House of representatives on the basis of one Man one vote. The Senate today also passed under rules suspension and sent to the House a Resolution asking Federal courts to allow the Assembly As now apportioned to sit until july i 1966. The vote was 19-7 As the Senate whisked the resolve through quickly. Under Federal court order the legislature must re apportion by this july i pass out of existence and new elections held this fall. The plan for a 150 member House slashing the size of the lower chamber by about one third ends the 175 year old Vermont tradition of allowing each Community one representative regardless of town population. It is expected to end traditional Rural domination and take individual representatives from such towns As Fairfax Birthplace of president Chester a. Arthur and Plymouth Birthplace of president Calvin Coolidge. Senate action came on unanimous voice vote with no discussion nearly three weeks before the Federal court july i deadline. The Vermont House now has 246 members one for each town and City. It took the so called a suicide legislature More than six months to pass the historic Jouse Bill. Democratic gov. Philip h. Hoff must sign the Bill before it goes to the Federal three judge panel sitting in the Vermont Case for final approval. The Vermont House which can be controlled by lawmakers representing just 11.9 per cent of the population has been termed the a most Mal apportion farm assessment Bill tabled Montpelier a the Vermont House Laid aside today a controversial Bill giving Farmers a tax break. The vote to table the measure was 105-94 after a lengthy debate. The Bill would change the Vermont Law which stipulates that All lands must be appraised at fair Market value and provides that farm lands can be appraised As farm lands no matter what the value of the land surrounding it. . Casualties Rise reds press attacks traditionally overwhelmingly Republican the lawmakers voted to realign even though Rural domination and gop control May be lost to the lower chamber forever. Still to be acted upon in the House is the Senate reapportionment scheme a series of three priority items passed wednesday by the upper chamber. The Senate also must handle the House passed Bill setting up periodic legislative reapportionment machinery. Hoff is expected to get the completed packet of remapping Bills within a week to to Days and will sign them All at once and ship them immediately to the courts in an Effort to beat the july i deadline with enough re a a i time to spae so that if changes Gleeman acting principal Are ordered there will be time. Before the legislature lapses into history. The Senate put off until this afternoon action on its controversial Senate scholarship program. One Bill was introduced today a measure aimed at codifying and streamlining the Laws dealing with banking and insurance in Vermont. The Bill appropriates $15,000 to permit the legislative Council working with the banking com to redraft the entire of Laws dealing with and insurance in ver assistant school supt. Paul e. Kirsch Paul Kirsch Oleave Bennington Kate granted release from Beni Stoner package banking Mont. Changes in the administrative Structure of the Bennington graded school District continued to pile up for the districts Board of trustees wednesday night As it accepted the resignation of assistant supt. Paul e. Kirsch released Bennington High school principal Ralf s. Kates from his contract with the District and made a number of interim administrative appointments for the remaining year of the High schools operation by the Village District. Or. Kirsch who has been acting superintendent the past several weeks in place of ailing supt. Allan j. Heath resigned to accept the position of superintend Hoff intends a double signing of House Senate remap plans Montpelier up a gov. Philip h. Hoff said today he would sign both Senate and House reapportionment plans at the same time and urged rapid completion of realignment by both bodies. The governor told a news conference that the attorney general s office is preparing a submission of plans to the . District court sitting in the Vermont Case. The House realignment plan is slated to pass the Senate today. The Senate Bill is being considered by the House and a reapportionment machinery Bill is in a Senate com funds assured for 27 summer jobs Here economic Opportunity Money from the Federal government will create 27 additional jobs for financially pressed High school and College students Here this summer. Officials of the Bennington graded school District announced this week that $11,112 has been made available under the economic Opportunity act of 1964 to employ students in local non profit organizations and institutions. Students who filled out application cards for the program in april at the department of employment Security office Here May now Complete the formal application procedures in the principals office or the guidance office at Bennington High school. A three Man Board will make the final selections. Financial need will be the chief consideration in choosing Jobholder but each applicant will be judged on his own merits. The summer work program is scheduled to get under Way on june 28 and continue for nine weeks. Students will work 30 hours a week with the maintenance Crews at Beni at Vil on the inside Addison county Farmers worst hit in Vermont by drought a Page 2. League of women voters prepares new Booklet on Vermont government a Page 3. Dedication set july la for the enlarged Mark Skinner Library in Manchester a Page 7. Hoosick Falls principal Philip Leonard to succeed supt. James Beaverson a Page 8. Photos of this years seniors at Arlington memorial High school a Page 8. Lage playgrounds for the Myca and for other Community organizations. Beni principal Ralf s. Kates and George a. Sleeman Beni guidance director who will be the local programs coordinator and administrators stress that no jobs will be taken away from regular employees. The school District and other employees will use the students to do work the organizations could not have afforded to do otherwise. The purpose of the summer work project Kates explains is to give students the financial boost they need to keep them in school. He feels the program can give youngsters who might otherwise be forced to drop out of school because of economic deprivation the incentive to continue their educations. Muttee. The governor said he Hopes All plans will be ready for his signature next week. Hoff revealed he May have to appear in court himself of the attorney general is forced to represent the legislature in asking for an Extension of the terms of the Mal apportioned Assembly. The present court order ends these terms july i but resolutions in both Chambers would extend the life of the Mal apportioned legislature. In other news conference items Hoff said he was a very concerned that his request for using $1.45 million in estimated surplus has been turned Down by a 7-6 vote of the House appropriations committee. Hoff called the vote a inconceivable in the terms of existing needs for vocational education centers. The net result is that they Are ignoring a very real and serious need a and the people of this state would t countenance action like this for one Hoff promised a vigorous floor fight to have the Money restored for vocational education. A we done to have Many troops but we re going to give it everything we be got a Hoff said. The committee voted to use the Money for state Aid to school construction. Hoff said the move would a set the states vocational education program Back at least five years. This is an obvious Retreat from the Republican platform of 1964.�?� Hoff said he Laid the blame for the committee action a right on the Doorstep of Richard Mallary a Fairlee who Heads the group. Hoff said he was a not at All optimistic that the Senate passed labor relations Bill will succeed in the House. The governor also said he would not recommend that conservative Republican rep. Emory Hebard of Glover be hired As state Industrial development director. Hoff said Hebard who has applied for the Job did a Good Job with House reapportionment but added a this is just not his cup of the governor gave a a total backing to a proposal to have private sources finance a Pilot a residential treatment Center for Young criminals to complement the new medium Security prison planned for Windsor. The institutions department has announced it is optimistic private funds can be obtained for the project. But Hoff said he expects the House vote on the Senate passed Bond for a first stage construction of the prison will be a very very close. I Hope we win it. But it will certainly be House decrees a quiet fourth Montpelier up a the House today voted 123-71 to Shelve a Bill that would allow Vermont stores to sell fireworks and Vermont youngsters to touch them off on the fourth of july. Action came after an impassioned plea from Barre rep. Cornelius o. Granai pleading with the House to prevent Independence Day from degenerating into a just a drunk and Slaughter on the red carpet cheers brass bands Greet returning gemini 4 twins Jacksonville Fla. Up a spacemen James Mcdivitt and Edward White returned Home from space and the sea today and to the cheers of thousands set foot on dry land for the first time since they soared into space one week ago. All smiles and looking healthy and relaxed the astronauts waved to a crowd of More than 3,000 persons As they strode Down the gangplank of the Carrier Wasp and onto a red carpet. A band played a Happy birthday a in Honor of Mcdivitt who is 36 years old today and then went into a around the world in 80 gov. Hayden Burns presented the Astro nauts a plaque of the great Seal of Florida and told them a Welcome to Terra Firma Welcome Back to the United states and Welcome to the great state of it was the first Public Welcome for the astronauts since they were hurled aloft one week ago today to spend four Days in space. They were plucked from the Atlantic monday and taken aboard the Wasp to undergo a series of debriefings. Mcdivitt and White were on the ground Only about to minutes speaking briefly to the governor before they walked further along the red carpet and clambered aboard a twin engine Jet waiting to take them to Houston and their wives children and parents. A thank you a both men replied to Burns when he presented them with the plaque. The governor added to Mcdivitt a Happy a we got started Here in Flo Rida and ironically we ended up Here a Mcdivitt said referring to the launching of their flight from Cape Kennedy. The gemini-4 capsule the astronauts Home in space during their flight was visible on the deck of the Carrier. At Houston their wives children and parents were waiting to Greet them with open arms. Only newsmen were to be permitted on the Field to witness the personal Welcome Home. Police expected some crowds along the route leading from the air base to the astronauts Homes near the manned spacecraft Center that directed their historic Mission. The big crowds were yet to come in a week of criss crossing the country As the nations newest space heroes. A Farewell dinner was held for them aboard the Wasp wednesday night. Observers noted a red swelling on the right Cheek of 34 see astronauts Page 16, col. 4 Dent of schools of the Salamanca City n.y., Central school District. Kirsch in his letter of resignation said he had to accept the new position because it was an a Opportunity so far reaching a i have taken this action sadly a he stated a was i have found education in Bennington to have been an existing Endeavor under an a a Abler Board of trustees and a a a gifted superintendent. Kirsch first came to Bennington in 1962 As principal of Bennington High school and in 1963 was moved up to the newly created Post of assistant superintendent dividing his time Between that Job and the Post of co director of the Ford foundation sponsored cooperative project for curriculum development being carried out jointly by a number of school districts in southwestern Vermont. Because of what he described As a extreme complications in effecting a smooth transition Between his present Job of principal of the new it. Anthony Union High school Kates requested and was granted by the Board a release from his contract with the Village school District for the 1965-66 school year. The Union District Board last see personnel Page 16, col. 3 Saigon Friday up a government forces have recaptured the District town of Dong Xoai where communist guerrillas inflicted heavy losses on american and vietnamese defenders in a Daylong Battle it was announced Early today. An american military spokesman said a South vietnamese Ranger battalion stormed the town 60 Miles North of Saigon late thursday night and reoccupied the military compound where the americans had fought a last ditch stand. The spokesman said the americans lost 31 killed wounded or missing in the Battle in which the Viet Cong attacked under cover of a heavy mortar barrage captured the town and overran the nearby us. Special forces training Camp. A number of american see bees also were in the area. American sources in the provincial capital of Phuoc Vonh 20 Miles South of the communist held town of Dong Xoai said almost 200 government troops had fallen in the Battle for control of Dong Xoai and the nearby u. S. Special forces Camp. While the cattle see sawed throughout the Day at Dong Xoai american Jet fighter bombers carried out 70 sorties Over North Viet Nam. A u. S. Navy Pilot was killed when his Al sky Raider crashed into a Ridge and exploded during an attack on the co Dinh Power Plant 80 Miles South of Hanoi. The last word received from the defense Force at Dong Xoai said the communists were in control but that some americans and vietnamese were still holding out. The military spokesman at first reported the communists killed 14 americans and wounded to in the initial assault but said later reports from the scene revised the death toll downward. Death of 14 would have made it the biggest . Loss of any single Battle of the War. The casualties included All 24 u. S. Servicemen stationed in the area. Three More americans were wounded when the massive counter attack was launched. An air Force Pilot was hit when a Bullet ripped through the fuselage of a b57 Jet bomber flying support for ground reinforcements and a . Army Pilot was wounded when the Viet Cong shot Down a Turbo Jet helicopter Over the Battle area. A third wounded american was Cut Down while accompanying ground forces trying to re Cap Ture the town. Vietnamese losses were not immediately announced but the american spokesman said they were believed to be heavy. Two battalions of guerrillas launched the assault just after Midnight pouring More than 200i rounds of 60 millimetre mortar fire into the Camp. The defenders were outnumbered five to one. The Viet Cong then overran the town and part of the american Camp and also seized the District Airstrip and put up a barrage of heavy machine gun fire that prevented Relief troops from Landing. More than nine hours later government Relief forces finally landed in the area aboard troop carrying helicopters from Ben cat 40 Miles to the Southwest. They ran into heavy communist fire. A . Army adviser with the Relief Force was wounded. American and South vietnamese air Force planes flew continuous bombing and strafing missions against the guerrillas but bad weather hampered the Aerial counter attack. New York s mayor Wagner shuns race new York up a mayor Robert f. Wagner announced today that he will not run against rep. John v. Lindsay for a fourth term As mayor thus ending two weeks of doubt the mayor admittedly tired and reluctant to undertake another four years As head of the nations largest City made the announcement at a press conference at City Hall. He would have had the Battle Royal of his political career with Lindsay who has been campaigning All Over the map for nearly a month. Wagner 55, was under pressure from his party to take on Lindsay 43, considered the strongest Republican candidate for the mayoralty in a generation. G rowing debate seen on . Troop role cop National problem linked by mrs. Brooks Montpelier up a mrs. Mary Brooks assistant Republican National chairman said today that a party that acts As a a rubber Stamps for a president is a a National problem. A problem All americans must a the United states can not afford to have either of its parties weak or disinterested discouraged or unresponsive to the needs of our citizens a she said in a speech prepared for the Vermont women a Republican club. A no party must attain the raw Power that leaves it unchallenged and its members a Mere rubber stamp for a president excellent or Ordinary a mrs. Brooks added. A let there be no mistake about it a the present weakness of the Republican party is not simply a problem for the reset gop Page 16, col. 5 Washington up a the depth of . Military commitment in Viet Nam was underlined this week by the first on the record disclosure of the full role of american combat troops Congress in on i declare i for lbs Aiken Washington up a sen. George d. Aiken r-vt., says Congress would declare War in Viet Nam if president Johnson requested it. Aiken wednesday told the Senate that such action would a take him off the Hook which is exactly what he Aiken the Senate a senior Republican and a High ranking member of the foreign relations committee made the statements during a spirited debate on the presidents latest actions in South Viet Nam. Sen. Jacob k. Javits r-n.y., started it by renewing a Call for the president to seek a new a a mandate from Congress authorizing further expansion of the ground conflict. He said Congress a will undoubtedly support the Aiken asked javits if he thought a Congress should declare War and relieve the president of All responsibility a a i do not a javits replied. A i Hope Congress will not do a Congress will do it if asked by the president and it would take him off the Hook which is exactly what he wants a Aiken replied. In the anticommunist War. The result is Likely to be intensified congressional and editorial debate about the ultimate implications of president Johnson a course in Southeast Asia. The fact that use of . Troops for a combat support of South vietnamese units apparently had been envisaged by top american officials for some time did not Lessen the Impact of the statements from the state department and the White House. Prior to this week there had been no official Public statements from Washington that United states troops might go beyond their previously assigned Mission of guarding key installations and carrying out a aggressive reports from Saigon of the possibility of a wider role for . Ground troops were attributed Only to an Anonymous a military and what a More they came at a time when Public attention was focused on the dominican crisis. The reaction from Congress and elsewhere to this weeks disclosure indicated that the american people apparently were still following the guidelines Laid Down three months ago by Secretary of state Dean Rusk and defense Secretary Robert s. Mcnamara. On March 7, when the first marines landed at the big Danang Airfield in South Viet Nam Rusk said their purpose was a to provide local close in Security. It is not their Mission to engage in the pacification 4 Quot if a Quot 4la v1 a lamp a .�?~.j.-. A Windsor solution a rep. W. Arthur Simpson a Lyndon inspects neat one family dwellings in East Haven which he thinks might be used As a residential correction area to solve the growing need for a medium Security penal institution in Vermont. The buildings All in Good condition Are owned by the Federal government which has consented to await the Vermont legislature s decision on what Type of correctional institution it wants. The buildings housed personnel from a now abandoned radar Center. The House committee on institutions and corrections this week voted 8-6 for a bonding proposal for a medium Security institution at Windsor and a minority report recommended a residential correction Center As a Pilot program. It now appears that the impasse May be solved by a private Federal Aid project that would provide for both plans to be put into operation

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