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Bennington Banner (Newspaper) - June 15, 1966, Bennington, Vermont Showers scattered showers this afternoon. Clearing tonight with temperatures in the Low 50s. Thursday fair in the South partly Cloudy with scattered afternoon thunderstorms in the North and Little temperature change. Yesterdays High 87 Low 52. Today at 7 ., 55. Total precipitation .50 Inch. Sunset 8 35 . Sunrise 5 10 Benning Bennington Banner wednesday june 15, 1966 Anner weekly founded in 1841, daily 1903 no. 20,094 to cents correction program assailed Montpelier up a t. Wesley Grady a spokesman for the friends of rehabilitation fora penal Reform group has charged institutions commissioner John Woodhull with a ignorance and indecision Quot in his handling of the state correctional program. Grady specifically charges that a Woodhall has failed so far to find a rehabilitation Center for delinquents has placed a medium Security institution for youths at Pittsford without consulting the residents and then changed his plans to avoid a Public confrontation and has neglected to file for Federal funds available to the state for an i depth study of Vermont correctional he has also called on atty. Gen. John Connarn to Issue his Quot Long overdue Quot findings on alleged brutality at Windsor state prison last year. Connarn was directed by gov. Philip h. Hoff last december to conduct the prison probe. The probe was in connection with a secret affidavit filed by Ronald Rich 18, of St. Albans with allegations and charges of pressure against him to withdraw a writ of Hareas Corpus then before the Vermont supreme court. Tax collector mrs. Nas resigns Post the resignation of a longtime elected town official was accepted tuesday night by Bennington selectmen Quot with thanks for Many years of faithful resigning As tax collector a Post she has held since 1936, was mrs. Julia k. Nash of 303 weeks St. Mrs. Nash this morning said she has also submitted a notice of her resignation As tax collector for the Village of Bennington. She has also served in the same capacity for the Bennington graded Village and greater Bennington school districts both of which As of july i will be going out of existence with their merger into a new elementary school District. She has served in an assistant tax collection capacity for the town from 1932 to 1936 when her husband who had been the tax collector died. She was then appointed to fill out his remaining term and has been re elected Ever since. Selectmen said they will be appointing a replacement to fill out the remainder of the second year of mrs. Nash s current three year term in the Post to which she was elected in 1965. Selectmen s appointee would serve until town meeting next year when there would be an election for the Post for the remaining one year of the three year term. Saigon police smash Buddhist barricades a Ward winners two of the top prizes awarded by acting principal George a. Sleeman tuesday night at Beni commencement exercises went to class valedictorian James r. Keir left who was awarded the $1,000 Vermont Eastern states exposition governors scholarship and Joanne Pello who was awarded a $1,400 Boston University scholarship. Problems confronting nation cited at Beni commencement in John la Milton Vermont congressman Robert t. Stafford told Bennington High school s last graduating seniors tuesday night that As responsible americans in the years to come they will be called upon to help in the Resolution of a number of issues now confronting the United states. By turns affable and Earnest Stafford urged the graduates to continue their education Quot so you can better Deal with the problems of the outstanding issues facing the country Stafford said Are the extent to which the government should be allowed to regulate life the persistence of second rate citizenship for some americans foreign policy choices and dilemmas the extent to which the United nations should be supported the Wisdom and proper extent of military and economic Aid to foreign countries and the Fate of foreign alliances that have Given us nato and Seato. Stafford took note of criticisms of american democracy As Quot obsolete Quot and he said Quot nothing could be farther from the the congressman cited recent legislation such As medicare and increased social Security benefits As Well As forceful action at the time of the cuban missile crisis As proof that . Democracy is very much alive. Quot medicare Quot he said Quot has pushed Back the frontiers of fear for the with regard to the Issue of governmental controls Stafford said he did not himself know a How far we do go Quot and he urged the graduates to give it their study and consideration. Stafford suggested however that Price supports for Farmers might be one area where government has extended unwisely. He noted that farm programs Cost the . $4.6 billion annually. Proceeding to civil rights Stafford said Quot i have begun to have the idea that most of the important legislation has now been he said further Progress in race relations would have to depend on a change of heart in the american people and he recommended the undertaking to Quot parents teachers clergy Quot and the graduates of Beni. Quot Long hard look promised by utilities on Canadian Power Boston up a the discussion on Canadian Power Wasny tall Black and Light. There were Sparks of doubt. A consulting Engineer told a meeting of private Utility leaders tuesday that Canadian Power can be imported into new England As cheaply As electricity produced by nuclear plants. At stake in the session called by gov. Philip h. Hoff of Vermont were the rates that new England electric companies charge the regions Consumers. William Webster chairman of the Yankee atomic electric co., and Howard Cadwell chairman of Western Massachusetts electric co., promised Vermont a governor to take a Quot Long hard look Quot at Canadian Power if the prices suggested by Engineer Allan j. Schultz of new York prove True. Police gain control riot area in Chicago Chicago up a hundreds of police stood guard in a riot torn puerto rican neighbourhood today in a Quot get Tough Quot show of Force that squelched disorder before it could flare into a third night of serious violence. More than 400 riot helmeted police patrolled the Northwest Side neighbourhood stretching for 11/2 Miles. Thirty persons were arrested late tuesday raising the three Day total to 123. One police officer was injured slightly by a thrown Rock. In the three nights of violence the turbulent Section of division Street to persons have been shot and 19 others injured. Acting chief Deputy James Holzman a Tough College on the inside an editorial comments bicycle safety a Page 4. On columnist Elizabeth Dwyer says machinery has no imagination a Page 4. Capsule summary of unification act a Page 5. Trained officer rushed into command of the District Only tuesday issued a terse statement just after Midnight Quot tonight it has been relatively he said there had been relatively Little trouble Quot because we saw to it that people did t create the three Days of rioting in the economically depressed largely Spanish speaking area was touched off sunday when a patrolman investigating a disturbance shot and wounded a youth. His Call for reinforcements was answered by a police canine car. A dog from that car bit another youth. The emotions of the neighbourhood Rose to a violent pitch. Tuesday night police abandoned their monday night tactic of avoiding Contact and exposure lest their very presence would incite the rioters. In a maximum Effort police swept the streets tuesday and Early today allowing no curbside congregations and no immunity for Rock throwers hiding in Side Street darkness. An occasional shot rang out tuesday night but this was a far cry from the barrages of gunfire which splintered the night monday. But hanging like a Shadow Over the meeting was the Northeast Power blackout last nov. 9. What would happen Utility spokesmen demanded if Canada should have a major Power line break cutting off the huge new Power supplies to be produced by the Churchill Falls Power project in Canada because of the hundreds of Miles of Power break must not be disregarded. The new England private Utility firm leaders indicated Canada might Quot pull a switch a a blacking out new England so Canada could use the 1.2 million kilowatt hours of Canadian Power available. The four hour session at the Sheraton Boston hotel was the latest in a series of efforts by Hoff to persuade new England utilities to buy Power from Canada As a Means of providing cheaper electric rates in Vermont and new England. He is serving As a one Man committee on behalf of new England a governors. In a study by the Quot electric coordinating Council of new England Quot headed by Cadwell the utilities said last week that nuclear plants by 1973 will deliver a speak Load Quot Basic Power at a Cost that might go As Low As 4 Mills per kilowatt hour. They reported Canadian Power would Cost perhaps 4.73. Schultz replied with an analysis of the report proposing changes he said could bring the Cost of Canadian Power Down to 3.89 or 4.03 Mills. One change he s Bunning while no formal announcement on his political plans was forthcoming from Vermont a congressman Robert t. Stafford during his Day Long visit in Bennington tuesday petitions to enter his name in the Republican primary for re election to the pest were being circulated during his luncheon engagement at the Paradise restaurant. The one time governor would be seeking his fourth two year term As the states Only member of the House of representatives. To Date the democrats have apparently been hard pressed to come up with any candidate willing to take on what would undoubtedly be a Tough Battle against Stafford. Would be to use a tax exempt corporation to import the Power another would be to use two lines instead of the three South of Burlington it. Quot if this could be done would you accept it Quot Hoff asked. Quot we would have to take an awfully hard look at it Quot Webster said for the Power companies. A the next step Quot he said Quot would be to probe that Stafford closed by encouraging the graduates to Quot dream big and make your dreams come True through responsible intelligent and thoughtful courses of a the commencement address was received with enthusiasm by an audience of parents relatives and friends that filled every Corner of the hot gymnasium. Introducing Stafford before his address was Howard f. Kelley superintendent of schools for the Bennington South supervisory Union. The address was preceded by the presentation of 116 diplomas from Ivor s. Pelsue chairman of the Bennington graded school Board and by the presentation of scholarships and awards from George a. Sideman acting principal of Beni. Valedictorian and salutatorian speakers were James r. Keir and Leslie Heald. Four scholarship announcements brought particular Honor to a group of seniors both for the amount of Money involved and for the Competition they overcame to win them. Joanne Pello received the largest single award this year a $1,400 scholarship to Boston University. James Keir was awarded the Vermont Eastern states exposition governor s scholarship in the amount of $1,000 and sen Tor class president Gloria j. Hollister was awarded a $1,300 scholarship from Lycoming col see graduation Page 12, col. 4 Saigon up a buddhists seized three Square blocks of downtown Saigon today in a massive antigovernment and anti american demonstration. Combat police smashed through their flaming Street barricades and subdued the demonstrators with clubs and tear Gas. It was the third consecutive Day that thousands of buddhists have battled combat police in Saigon in their attempts to overthrow the government of Premier Nguyen Cao by. The police hit the rioters without mercy. American newsmen were kicked and beaten. The buddhists were inflamed by Kyd a decision tuesday to maintain himself in Power Well into 1967 by sharply limiting the Powers of a constituent Assembly called to prepare elections. Buddhists want the Assembly to become a parliament that will oust by. The buddhists began their demonstrations today with a Street Pray in. They set up altars which blocked principal streets and prayed for the downfall of by until club swinging police moved in and sent them swarming Down the streets in confusion. They mounted a second massive demonstration from their sacred Vien Hoa Dao Pagoda and again battled police in the streets through Clouds of tear Gas. It was then police turned on american newsmen beat them seized their equipment and packed some Aff in a truck. The third demonstration was the biggest and most convulsive. Buddhist monks beat their alarm Drums in the great Pagoda galvanizing their faithful into action. They issued a communique claiming the pagodas were being attacked and that by and the . Government were trying to destroy them. Police swept away youths carrying Sticks and monks who had squatted defiantly before table altars set up in the three Block area. The Vien Hoa Dao buddhists appealed to the faithful to Pray for the country Quot because of the . Plot to eliminate they also asked buddhists to Pray for their National political Leader Thich Rev Tri Quang who is in the seventh Day of a fast to the death in Hue. The police operated under new get Tough policies order by Premier Nguyen Cao by who tuesday got formal approval for plans to keep his military regime in Power Well into next year. Buddhist leaders enraged by this disregard of their demands for immediate election of a civilian government vowed they would Quot no longer accept the american presence Quot in South Viet Nam if president Johnson continued supporting the by government. One protest Leader told up correspondent Tran Dai Minh plans had been made to Kidnap some americans As hostages. Firing tear Gas grenades and live ammunition from rifles pointed skyward riot police broke up a massive rally before Buddhist altars moved into the Street near the a an Quang Pagoda Early today. They arrested 20 Orange Robed monks. Youngsters hurled rocks at the police but were soon sent scurrying for cover. Decree in Hospital Case issued but is challenged by Bob Hamerman a new decree it was Learned today has been issued by Superior court judge and Chancellor Harold c. Sylvester stating in no Uncertain terms that the corp orators of the Putnam memorial rial Hospital Are the sole Determiners of which Quot destitute Quot persons May be admitted to the Hospital Quot free of Sylvester a decree was based on a Vermont supreme court opinion pm a Case brought by a number of Bennington county towns to Clear up questions of financial responsibility for care of the destitute. The effect of the decree would be that there is no National gains foreseen by Vermont gof leaders Barre up a Republican leaders in Vermont predict the party will win votes across the nation this year because of president Johnson a apparent Quot mismanagement Quot of the War in Viet Nam. This was the underlying theme of the annual meeting of the Vermont federation of Republican women tuesday. Gop National committeeman Edward Janeway of Londonderry said he believes the incidents in South Viet Nam and in the Watts District of los Angeles Are Quot indications the Johnson administration is unable to Cope with these crucial matters. National committee woman Consuelo Bailey of South Burlington charged president Johnson is withholding vital information on the Viet Nam War from the american people. The keynote speaker mrs. Mildred Perkins of Concord n.h., charged the current administration with mismanagement of the War on poverty. She said some $252 million has been spent on the Job corps program but claims Only 590 people actually have been trained for that amount of Federal Money. Allied a military domination foreseen in Viet Nam in two years Stafford by Bob Hagerman Confidence that Quot military domination Quot by South vietnamese . And other Allied forces Over the Viet Cong and North Viet Nam forces Quot can be accomplished in 24 months Quot was expressed Here tuesday by Vermont congressman Robert t. Stafford a member of a special House armed forces committee which recently toured the War torn Southeast asian nation. The Only Quot Ipp placed on his prediction by Stafford who spoke to a special luncheon gathering at the Paradise restaurant was that the South vietnamese Quot political situation be sufficiently the Republican legislator i indicated however that during his trip taken during the recent easter period he had Little Contact with the South vietnamese civilians and the political problems in which they Are currently embroiled. The Mission of his committee he said had been primarily to look into military aspects of . Involvement or the conflict notably to investigate questions of morale construction of military facilities and problems of the movement of supplies. Among the committees conclusions Chi which its five members were Quot pretty much unanimous Quot Stafford said was that Quot we find any significant shortage of food clothing or equipment including ordnance during the time we were there or at any of the places which we Stafford did note however Stafford on i Iet that earlier there had been shortages which had developed with the recent rapid . Build up of forces in the country but he considered this to be Quot a calculated risk Quot of the build up. Vermont congressman Robert t. Stafford refers to a map of Southeast Asia during his talk tuesday at the Paradise restaurant describing the trip he recently made to South Viet Nam As a member of a special House committee. Hagerman at the outset of his talk during which he went into some detail on the various stops which the committee made and people which it talked to Stafford noted that the group had set its own itinerary and had not just visited places that military leaders in the country might have scheduled As for the morale of . Forces Stafford described this As Quot very Good Quot noting that this was a conclusion based on talks with Many men in the ranks in the Middle of the conflict and facing All the discomforts and dangers that Are part of such service. The Quot principal reason Quot he Felt for the High morale is that a tour of duty for combat forces is limited to one year. Quot it would be a mistake to propose any longer tour Quot he said. But he noted that some men Are volunteering for longer Tours of combat service. And Quot quite a few Quot he went on Are volunteering to return to areas of conflict not in a military capacity but to help in the reconstruction efforts being made in a number of areas retaken from the communist forces. This Effort Stafford noted is an aspect Quot on the other Side of this conflict which i can to emphasize enough Quot and one about which he Felt the american people were not getting enough information. Asked later Why this should be so Stafford Felt that it was a Case of the news services and correspondents in the area or recipient newspapers not believing there was As much news interest or value in these efforts As compared to military developments noting that at the outset of the special inspection trip his committee Wasny to sure if inform see Stafford Page 12, col. 6 reason Why the Hospital cannot charge the towns for services rendered their respective the Case however May not be at an end atty. Henry f. Black of White River Junction counsel for the towns in their suit Over charges which the Hospital several years ago did begin issuing to the towns has filed a notice of Appeal to the supreme court challenging the terms of Sylvester a decree. The fact that Sylvester a decree had been issued came As something of a Surprise to Bennington selectmen at least first information that it had been issued As Well of the Appeal entered by Black came at their meeting tuesday night from or. Roderick of Bennington. In so doing Humphreys expressed the feeling that the county towns Legal efforts had gone on Quot and nausea my a and Felt that any additional Legal expenses to carry the Case further were not justified. A Check this morning by the Banner at the office of Bennington county court clerk George h. Plumb revealed that Sylvester a decision had been filed april 12 and that Blacks notice of Appeal had been filed May 17. In the notice of Appeal Black s firm noted that they As counsel for the plaintiffs had not received word of the decree from the court clerk until May 13. Contacted this morning by the Banner Black was told that selectmen Richard Vansantvoord a one of three agents representing the destitute of the county on whose behalf the suit against the Hospital technically had been brought had said he would be surprised of the new decree had been filed Vansantvoord noted that if this were so he and the other selectmen would have been advised by Black As he had done so promptly with other key developments during the course of the now years old court Case. Quot i done to blame him Quot was Blacks comment who went on to say that he had intended to consult with officials of the various towns involved in the suit but because of a variety of other commitments had not done so. See Hospital Page 12, col. 4 l Eacher starts 440-mile swim Cooperstown . A a High school chemistry teacher from Sayre pa., tuesday jumped into Otsego Lake Here to begin a 440-mlle swim Down the Susquehanna River to Havre de Grace md., on Chesapeake Bay. Russell h. Chaffee the 220-Pound Long distance swimmer admitted he was t in the Best of condition but expects to lose about 40 pounds during the trip which he estimates will take two to three weeks. He is being accompanied by five boy scouts from Sayre in canoes loaded with provisions and camping gear

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