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Bennington Banner (Newspaper) - June 14, 1965, Bennington, Vermont Rain or drizzle Light rain or drizzle tonight with some Light Snow in the higher Mountain areas. Low tonight in the 40s. Yesterdays High 60, Low 42, today at 7 . 50. Total precipitation Over weekend .14 Inch. Sunset 8 38, Sunrise 5 07. The Star Denebola in the Constellation Leo is visible High in the West Early evening 43 Light years away. Bennington Bennington Vermont monday june 14, 1965 Anner founded in 1841 daily 1903 no. 19,785 to cents . Paratroops take b Buckler chs graduation speaker Bennington town rep. George Vansantvoord addresses Bennington Catholic High seniors at their graduation sunday evening. Behind him on the stage Are Rev. Joseph f. Wiseman . Pastor of sacred heart Church and a school trustee Rev. Vincent j. Spinelli ., school principal and the it. Rev. Msgr. Francis b. Flanagan pastor of St. Francis de sales Church and a school trustee. I 12 seniors by Warren Buckler Bennington town rep. George Vansantvoord used his personal reminiscences and accounts of recent events to illustrate for 112 Bennington Catholic High school seniors sunday evening How a everything you Are and Are taught determines How you will respond to unusual circumstances and unique opportunities. Vansantvoord the speaker at the school s seventh graduation exercises stood tall and erect at the podium As he Drew on his vast store of experiences As a boy As a Soldier in the first world War and As a member of the Vermont general Assembly. He looked every Inch an elder statesman but his stories were for the most part Light hearted and entertaining and struck a responsive chord among the seniors and the hundreds of parents friends and relatives who packed the school auditorium. First he told about the woman Motorist who had the courage and presence of mind to Stop her car on interstate 89 near Burlington and wrap a Lap Robe around the burning clothing of a truck Driver who had been trapped in a wrecked Asphalt truck. She then stopped a passing Hearse and had the Driver take the injured Man to the Hospital. The Accident occurred Vansantvoord recalled when a Man who had recently been released from the state Hospital at Waterbury had driven Down the wrong Side of the four Lane Highway and crashed head on into the truck. A what kind of person was she Quot he asked. A very remarkable to a How do you respond to things like this Quot he asked his audience. A everything in you determines How you will act your religious and moral training your education and your physical during his own boyhood he recalled he Learned to Box after getting the worst of it while helping out a beleaguered Friend. Since he did t care for football he studied hard in school and Learned latin greek French and German. In the summer he came to Bennington a and Learned the things i could learn in Bennington Hunting fishing horseback Riding and How to find my Way in the Woods at at Verdun 1916, where he was an ambulance Driver he said he Learned to make emergency mechanical repairs under enemy fire. All of these skills he indicated have stood him in Good Stead at one time or another. His knowledge of languages came in Handy he explained beset Vansantvoord Page 12, col. 6 Happy graduate Rose Hewson smilingly accepts her diploma from . Dailey a member of the chs school Board during graduation ceremonies sunday evening. Al Williamstown Stevenson warns of threat to survival elks Mark Flag Day speaker . James Scanlon . Army ret., of 246 Park St., Speaks at Flag Day observances sunday in the Bennington elks club barn. Flag Day elks warned High school seniors boy and girl scouts their parents and friends that a Many people today have notions that patriotism and love of god and religion Are old he described such notions As see Flag Day rites Page 12, col. 4 a speaker at Flag Day observances Here sunday urged the areas Young people not to be afraid to be patriotic to love their country and to love their Flag. Maj. James Scanlon . Army retired speaking at a ceremony at the Bennington Lodge of Williamstown mass. A Adlai e. Stevenson . Ambassador to the United nations warned 258 graduates at the 176th commencement Here sunday that the threat of annihilation for the a human Experiment Quot has been understated. The two time democratic candidate for president said that the world s first concern must be for the a survival Quot and Success of that Experiment. Speaking in heavily crowded Chapin Hall after a rain Shower washed out traditional outdoor ceremonies in missionary Park Stevenson stressed that moral protests Are meaningless unless they propose How to solve the problems of our times. A any movement whether conservative or Radical cannot responsibly Tell us where it wants to go without telling us How it proposes to get there Quot Stevenson said. A we know Quot he continued a that space and time Are annihilated inside this Small spaceship we Call Earth. We can blow it up we can annihilate the thin envelope of soil on which nourishment depends and contaminate the thin envelope of air we a this apocalyptic risk exists simply because our Modem Means of science have made neighbors of us All Quot he told graduates. His audience included four master of science degree winners one master of arts Winner and 19 representatives of underdeveloped nations who received certificates for completion of the one year course in development economics. A but this absolute propinquity comes at a time when the chances of conflict Are uniquely High. We live in a Twilight of Power systems with few settled fron Dong Xoai offensive Saigon up a a combat ready battalion of . Army paratroopers assembled today at an Airfield about 20 Miles South of embattled Dong Xoai. The move put american ground forces in an offensive position for the first time in the Viet Nam War against the communists. A . Military spokesman said the paratroopers were moved up to Luoc Vinh a at the request of the government of Viet an official announcement Here said that South Viet Nam s military officers had formed a National leadership committee composed of to general officers who have assumed control of the country. The announcement said the chairman and highest ranking member is defense minister . Gen. Nguyen Van Thieu. The military took Over following the resignation of Premier Phan Huy Quat and chief of state Phan Khac Suu last week. The official announcement gave the name of Only two other generals beside Thieu but listed an additional seven military commands that would entitle the assigned commanders to a position on the committee. The Post of Secretary general was Given to . Gen. Pham Xuan Chieu chief of the now defunct National legislative Council. Air vice marshal Nguyen Kao by was named commissioner in charge of administration. Alignment package seen due this week Vansantvoord addresses chs grads tiers of world Power. We live in a time of growing misery for the Many and hence of a possible International class War Quot Stevenson said. Overt acts of aggression against smaller neighbors Are now unlikely Stevenson added see Stevenson Page 12, col. 5 Montpelier up a the Vermont legislature returns tonight to kick off its 23rd week of session the week in which court ordered legislative reapportionment will be finally resolved. Democratic gov. Philip h. Hoff Likely will have on his desk by the end of the week the Senate reapportionment plan which must be passed by the House an election machinery Bill for this fall s special legislative elections and a Bill providing lady Bird opens arts festival Washington up a an unprecedented 12-hour festival of arts opened at the White House today with mrs. Lyndon b. Johnson saluting the 200 participating artists for their creative work. President and mrs. Johnson Back from a weekend in Texas turned the executive mansion into a big stage for leading entertainers artists and writers to give the presentation reflecting americans heritage. Mrs. Johnson formally opened the festival by expressing a the gratitude of every american for the Beauty the meaning and the zest you Are contributing to our the president was not scheduled to participate in the opening ceremonies. But he was expected to make an appearance during the Day probably at a Buffet supper for the entertainers and 400 other guests. These included patrons of the arts and Washington officials. The first lady in remarks prepared for delivery from a stage in the East room gave a a special Salute to the artists the men and women who Cre see festival Page 12, col. 5 Townshend Accident kills six persons Townshend it. Up a six persons were killed sunday night in a two car head on collision on route 30 near this Southern Vermont Community. State police identified the dead As a Harry night 20, of Jamaica it. A Burdett Brown 27, of Wardsboro. Brown is the brother of Burton Brown a member of the faculty of the Manchester elementary school. A Lester Fuller 21, of Vernon. A Fuller s brother Kenneth 20, also of Vernon and a . Army Corporal stationed at it. Devens. A mrs. Priscilla Rocray 40,of Dummerston. A mrs. Rocray a daughter Pamela 15. Authorities said Knight was the Driver of one car in which Brown was a passenger. Lester Fuller was identified As the Driver of the second car which carried the other persons. Medical examiner or. Carlos Otis of Townshend pronounced All six victims dead on the Steelie. A state trooper described the crash scene As a an unbelievable mass of twisted Iron steel broken Glass and broken it was the worst Highway crash in Windham county history and the second worst in Vermont s history. The worst occurred at South hero when seven teen age boys died in a single car crash in August 1960. on the inside winners listed of Bennington Catholic High schools annual class night awards Page 3. A review of Chard Powers Smiths Book on Edward Arlington Robinsons Page 4. A picture Story of elementary school youngsters visit to the Horst farm Page 5. Largest class 69, is graduated from Burr and Burton Seminary Page 6. Three Manchester Board of civil authority meetings Are set this week on tax appeals Page to. Periodic legislative reapportionment. Hoff already has awaiting his signature the Bill passed by both Chambers lowering House size from 246 to 150 members. Hoff will sign the entire package of reapportionment Bills at an. Historic ceremony in his office then expedite them to the Federal three judge panel sitting in the Vermont Case. Hopefully the judges will study the plans rapidly and return them for necessary corrections before the july i legislative deadline or approve them As is making realignment an accomplished fact. Other major items on the Agenda this week include tax increases to finance record biennial spending ordered by Hoff action on a medium Security prison at Windsor school Region ligation Bills in the House senatorial scholarships and use of the $2.4 million surplus for either school construe Tion or building a Complex regional vocational schools. January in june Mansfield sets 4 inches Snoie it. Mansfield up a vermonters Here had to change the words around sunday to that old refrain about it being a june in it was january in june As four inches of Snow fell on it. Mansfield during the passage of a Cool air mass from Hudson Bay. Ski resort owners said they could have used the Snow to More advantage during the ski season. Five Days of fighting in the Dong Xoai have caused an estimated 2,000 casualties a 1,000 South vietnamese soldiers and 1,000 communist guerrillas. American reconnaissance pilots reported that at least 225 guerrillas were killed sunday in . Navy air strikes against communist positions six Miles West of Dong Xoai. Seven americans were known dead and la others were missing in the fighting. Fifteen americans have been wounded. The us. Death toll elsewhere in South Viet Nam climbed sunday when two american marines were killed and 20 others injured in a mysterious truck explosion near Chu Lai site of a Marine Airstrip near Danang. A Marine spokesman said one of the injured marines was in critical condition. The explosion was under investigation. Brig. Gen. Ellis Williamson of Raleigh n.c., commander of the brigade told newsmen at Phuoc Vinh to play that the 500-Man battalion was Emp laced in trenches North of the provincial capital s Airfield. A we Are Here to protect american facilities in Phuoc Vinh Quot Williamson said. A the United states has a lot of Money and facilities tied up Here. A but we Are also prepared to go anywhere we Are in Dong Xoai the bodies of about too civilians killed in the initial Viet Cong assault last thursday were buried today in a mass funeral. The smell of death Hung Over the town. Navy jets streaked overhead on strike missions against communist concentrations about four Miles away. At Middlebury Dominica adjusting to revolution Santo Domingo Domini can Republic up a More than seven weeks have passed since the revolt in the dominican Republic started but a solution to the country s deep division is still not in sight. The Caribbean Island nation is showing signs of settling Down to live with its crisis almost indefinitely. An inter american Force composed of american brazilian honduran nicaraguan and Costa rican units is firmly established Here and paraguayan Are scheduled to join them later this month. The organization of american states Oas negotiating team of Ellsworth Bunker of the United states Ramon de Claymont Brenas of Al Salvador and Ilmar Penna Marinho of Brazil shuttles Back and Forth Between the a a constitutionalism government Quot and the a government of National reconstruction Gnu Quot almost daily. With the help of Oas Secretary general Jose Mora they Are attempting to work out an agreement acceptable to both sides presumably leading to new elections under Oas supervision. So far they have not been Able to achieve agreement. Jack Hood Vaughn assistant u. S. Secretary of state for inter a american affairs said in Washington sunday that dominican elections probably will not be held for 12 to 18 months. Vaughn who visited Santo Domingo recently said a we apparently Arentt any closer to a coalition government than when we Vaughn said during a television program that the danger of new fighting exists because a very Large quantities Quot of arms have been distributed to t h e populace. Dillon i res Stren thing c of International fiscal base of j Middlebury up a former . Treasury Secretary c. Douglas Dillon today urged a highest priority be Given to the a strengthening of the International monetary speaking at the 165th commencement exercises at Middlebury College and accepting an honorary doctor of Laws degree Dillon predicted a a world wide slowdown in Trade and investment unless monetary authorities in the free world beef up the International Money situation. Dillon said the free world is a rapidly approaching a financial is an urgent need to strengthen the International Money system so As to insure needed increases in reserves will be he forecast that a inadequate growth in International liquidity will hamper world Trade slow up the economic growth of individual nations and threaten world wide besides Dillon honorary degrees went to Roy Wilkins executive Secretary of the National association for the advancement of coloured people Bryn mawr College president Katharine Mcbride and or. John Kemeny chairman of the mathematics department at Dartmouth College. More than 250 men and women received bachelors degrees including co valedictorians Coro Lyn Cassaday of mount Vernon Ohio and John Raker of Bale do Urfe que. A Day on the farm a both fun and learning Are part of a Field Day trip taken by Village first and second graders to the farms of George and Albert Horst of West Road. The two wives mrs. Fannie and mrs. Virginia Horst respectively Are first Grade teachers at the school and for the past four years have hosted the annual Spring Outing. For More pictures of the visit see Page 5

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