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Bennington Banner (Newspaper) - June 26, 1965, Bennington, Vermont Fair and warmer fair today with afternoon temperatures rising slightly. The Star Athena in Cemini is in the foot of the twins the third brightest in the Constellation and 105 Light years away while the least brightest Epsilon is 1080 Light years from Earth. Bennington Bennington Vermont saturday june 28, 1965 Anner founded in 1841 daily 1903 no. 19,796 to cents Billings predicts 4talkathon at . Birthday Johnson asks Aid Montpelier up a House speaker Franklin Billings r Woodstock predicted Friday that conservative elements in the state House of representatives will begin a Quot Tal Kathon Quot at mondays legislative session to slow the passage of Bills. Billings said he expects the minority which lost its fight to forestall reapportionment to stage a delaying action next week. The House voted to give preliminary approval to special elections this fall in order to realign the general Assembly according to a supreme court order. The vote reversed thursdays refusal by the House to certify such elections. Billings said he expects the 95 who lost will stage a Quot Tal Kathon Quot to prevent speedy action on other Bills. Even a motion to adjourn the Assembly Friday received some dissenting voice votes. The House passed a $13.5 million Bond Issue Bill Friday to cover Highway bonding Over the biennium. The figure represents a reduction of $2.7 million in the amount originally requested by the highways and Bridges committee. The Bill was passed under a suspension of the rules and messaged to the Senate. An attempt to further suspend the rules in order to get a Bill calling for a one cent cigarette tax passed failed to Muster the necessary three quarters House majority. College fluids Montpelier up a the Vermont Senate voted unanimously Friday to suspend its rules and whip through a Bill calling for $5.6 million in College building funds. Some $2.1 million will be used for capital construction at the University of Vermont the rest for the four state colleges. To end Viet War pilots brads Rasof Boston mass., and Holli Nelson in sunglasses of Elmira ., mane Vered these sailplanes from up draft to up draft Between Elmira and the Bennington county Airport Friday. They Are shown re laying late Friday afternoon at the Airport after their six hour trip. The Cross country flight is for an toward Given by the soaring society of America. Straus and Nelson who is an instructor at the Schweizer school of soaring in Elmira planned to spend the night in Bennington and have their planes towed Home today. Both admitted reluctantly that they can also Fly planes with motors. Buckler at least eight americans among dead from Saigon terrorist bombs Saigon up a twin terrorist bombs ripped through a riverboat restaurant in downtown Saigon Friday night in the midst of the evening dinner hour killing at least eight americans and nine other diners. Scores of other persons a including at least six americans a were wounded As one bomb v. T. Farm worker burned in gasoline explosion North Petersburg a a Petersburg Man was reported in Quot fair Quot condition Friday night at Albany medical Center Hospital where he was taken earlier in the Day with serious Burns received in a gasoline explosion which occurred on the Raymond Dunigan farm Here. Injured was Robert Blakey about 30, an employee at the farm. Mrs. Dunigan told the Banner Blakey had been at work unloading some sawdust with a tractor when the tractor somehow caught on fire and in an explosion showered the Man with burning gasoline. Blakey was first taken to put Nam memorial Hospital in Bennington where he was administered emergency treatment by or. John m. Mook. He was then transferred to the Albany Hospital by the Bennington Rescue squad where he has been placed in an intensive care unit. Bennington Village police contacted Troy police to arrange an escort for the Rescue squad ambulance. Mrs. Dunigan said that Blakey is married and has four children. A spokesman at the Putnam Hospital said that Blakey had received severe Burns of the face head and . Hurled deadly slivers of shrapnel among the diners and the second caught survivors in a bloody trap As they rushed Down the catwalk to Shore. A us. Spokesman said at least five american servicemen and three civilians were among the dead in the twin blast that rocked the popular my Canh floating restaurant in the Saigon River. The new terrorist explosion occurred shortly after the Viet Cong communists announced they had executed us. Army sgt. Harold George Bennett in retaliation for the firing squad execution of a condemned communist terrorist last tuesday. A us. Embassy spokesman denounced the execution As Quot a Wanton act of in the air War us. Jets bombed to the North of Hanoi again Friday blasting comm 6bennington summer distributed today the annual Issue of Bennington summer is being distributed free of charge with today a Issue of the Banner. This years 48-Page supplement features a cover photo of golfers at the it. Anthony country club and contains feature articles on the Pride and discord caused by the Bennington Battle Monument on logging in Bennington county artist Ogden m. Pleissner the . Adams Plant in Dorset and Carroll dragon a Secretary at Green Mountain Park among others. The Center photo spread features the wrought Iron work of Samuel r. Ogden or. In Manchester. Aimed mostly for the tourist and summer visitor the guide contains lists of Bennington area attractions and where to stay and where to eat As Well As concert and play schedules. Bennington summer will also be distributed to area motels and restaurants and will be available at the greater Bennington association. Nist Airfield at a san 115 Miles Northwest of the communist capital tearing apart aircraft on the parking ramp. The american planes also bombed and ammunition dump and damaged Oil installations. The official soviet Tass news Agency reported that us. Jets flew Over Hanoi Friday. It said four were shot Down Over the City and surrounding Hoa Binh province and a fifth american plane a a fighter bomber a crashed in than Hoa province of North Viet Nam. In Washington however the defense department denied categorically that any us. Plane had been shot Down in the Hanoi area. In ground action North of Saigon an american paratrooper was officially listed As missing in action. Two other americans were wounded in the action 25 Miles Northeast of the capital. But the military action was overshadowed by the terrorist bombing on the Saigon water front just a Block from the . Embassy where a terrorist explosion killed two americans and wounded 45 others March 30. The popular floating restaurant on the Saigon River was crowded with vietnamese families and american servicemen with their dates when the first bomb sent a Hail of shrapnel sweeping across the tables. Vietnamese police said the bomb appeared to have been planted on the Quay just a few feet from the Flimsy Grill work which was All that separated the open air diners from the blast. The second explosion apparently was placed and timed to wipe out fleeing survivors. Blood stained diners were stumbling Down the open catwalk to the Quay and Volunteer rescuers were trying to help them when the second blast ripped squarely through their ranks. Police said this bomb evidently was located near the foot of the catwalk. . Fears f ate of red prisoners Washington up a the state department said Friday 18 americans still Are prisoners of the communists in Viet Nam. Their Fate Quot is of very serious concern to us Quot a spokesman said in calling the execution of an american sergeant by the Viet Cong Quot a Wanton act of the 18 remaining prisoners include 13 . Servicemen three missionaries one foreign and official and one other american civilian officials said. A . Spokesman in Saigon first used the Quot Wanton murder Quot phrase. The state department later said the same with reference to the reds announcement that they had put sgt. Harold g. Bennett to death. Asked whether there was any possibility of an Exchange of prisoners state department press officer Robert j. Mccloskey said he could not anticipate what Steps might be tried. The american civilian prisoners include or. Eleanor Ardell Viertl Archie e. Mitchell and Daniel Gerber All of the Christian and missionary Alliance. Two others were listed As Gustov Hertz Leesburg va., a . Foreign Aid official Cam tured feb. 2, and Donald Dawson a civilian who went to Viet Nam in search of his brother an air Force Pilot who was reported missing in action. Mesta Kennedy rival parties set Washington tongues wagging the expensive spread is it butter or Oleo sen. Gordon Roseleip left. Of the Wisconsin legislature wears a Blindfold and tastes a Cracker spread with a butter substitute wednesday in Madison offered to him by sen. Martin Schreiber. The rotund Roseleip correctly identified the Oleo As Oleo but thought the butter tasted like Oleo too in a unique taste test by state legislators. The Sale of coloured Oleo is prohibited in the state by Law. Up Washington up a the Washington social swim took on some of the aspects of shark infested Waters Friday night. Perle Mesta and the Teddy Ken Nedys were throwing rival parties on the same night. The coincidence a if it was a coincidence a stirred up a storm of Tongue wagging among political insiders in the nation s capital. It entered on the fact that there has been an undercurrent of animosity Between mrs. Mesta a one of the City s Best known hostesses a and the Kennedy family in general. Lending piquancy to the gossip was the fact mrs. Mesta rescheduled her affair so that a number of Washington party goers had to make a Choice Between his sen. Edward Kennedy or hers. The antipathy Between the Kennedy s and mrs. Mesta dates Back to 1960 when the former lady ambassador to Luxembourg backed Richard m. Nixon rather than the late president John f. Kennedy. This Cost Washington s Quot hostess with the mos test Quot her entree to the White House until Lyndon Johnson an old Friend became president. It was against this Back ground that Washington society eyebrows shot up when mrs. Mesta rescheduled a party for Senate democratic Leader Mike Mansfield of m o n t a n a from thursday night to Friday night. Teddy Kennedy and his wife Joan already had scheduled their party for Friday night. In an interview with up mrs. Mesta denied she was aware of the Kennedy party when she rescheduled hers. She said she postponed the affair because it conflicted with the democratic fund raising dinners that were held in Washington thursday night. San Francisco up a president Johnson reaffirming . Faith in the United nations on its 20th birthday appealed to its members Friday to try to bring the communists to the conference table to end the War in Viet Nam. He told a commemorative . Convocation that Quot Clear and present dangers in Southeast Asia cast their Shadow across the path of All Johnson said every Effort by this country and others to negotiate an end to the warfare had been Quot blocked by wilful aggressors contemptuous of the opinion and will of new fights reported in Dominica Santo Domingo up a groups of armed civilians attacked a Junta police station in san Francisco de maoris Early Friday according to reports in organization of american states Oas circles. Casualties were not reported. The reports from the City the country s third largest and 75 Miles Northwest of Santo Domingo said the fighting broke out at i a.m., and continued sporadically until nearly noon when forces of maj. Gen Antonio Imbert Barrera regained control of the situation. The civilians in unreported strength were said to have been armed with Tommy guns and rifles. They first attacked a Small police outpost after which fighting spread to the Railroad station. Oas representatives meanwhile moved out on three fronts in renewed efforts to resolve the two months old dominican dispute. Peace team members ended a 48-hour study of replies by rival dominican factions to their tentative settlement proposal and scheduled new appointments. Criminologists resumed their probe into charges by both sides of alleged political executions. On the economic front Oas delegates said they hoped to be Able to resume payment of wages to dominican civil servants saturday. A peace team spokesman said the three Man commission would meet soon with Luis Ami Ama Tio a political Leader who was a member of the former Council of state which succeeded the Trujillo regime. Am Lama Tio is one of two remaining living members of the band which carried out the assassination of dictator Rafael l. Trujillo. The other is maj. Gen. Antonio Imbert Barrera head of the Junta government disputing control of the country with col. Francisco Caamano Deno. There was no reason advanced for the meeting with Amiama Tio but it was assumed he was under consideration As a member of any future provisional government. Or the Oas could be planning to ask him to induce Imbert to accept the Oas settlement plan. In replies to the Oas peace plan Imbert rejected it almost entirely while Caamano accepted it in principle but submitted a few counter proposals. on the inside Pat prandial explores the artistic environment of North Bennington s Joseph Midiere a Page 3. Roy Marsden describes a fishing and vacation trip to Plum Island 4. A picture Page on the first annual tour of the children s theater at Burr and Burton Seminary Page 5. Insurance agencies merge in Cambridge 6. Williams and Bugbee celebrates the completion of a remodelling program Page 7. Arlington Church uses a fund raising map to collect remodelling funds Page 8. Quot therefore Quot he Sald Quot today put to this world Assembly the facts of aggression the right of a people to be free from attack the interest of every member in safety against molestation the duty of this organization to reduce the dangers to peace and the unhesitating readiness of the United states to find a peaceful solution. Quot i Call upon this gathering of the nations of the world to use their influence individually and collectively to bring to the tables those who seem determined to make War. We will support your efforts As we will support effective action by any agent or Agency of these United just before the president spoke Alex Quaison Sackey of Ghana president of the . General Assembly opened the meeting with an Appeal for a full and Frank discussion in the . Of Viet Nam the dominican Republic and the German problem. Quot Only by this can the countries of the United nations hear All the ideas and choose from among them the path of Wisdom Quot he told the delegates. Following his speech president Johnson met with . Secretary general u Thant for an hour in a room in the opera House to discuss a wide Range of subjects including the Viet Nam and the dominican problems. White House press Secretary George Reedy told newsmen Johnson informed Thant that Eugene Black former president of the world Bank was on his Way to Southeast Asia to Quot see what could be done about various proposals for development Quot in that area. Johnson announced in Baltimore about three months ago that he had asked Black to explore the possibilities of economic development in Southeast Asia. Following the meeting Johnson went to the Airport where his plane took off at 4 45 . Edt. The most elementary . Principle Johnson said Quot is that neighbors must not attack their he added that in Southeast Asia Quot that principle is under declaring that aggressors were blocking the processes of peaceful settlement Johnson said Quot bilateral diplomacy has yielded no results. Quot the machinery of the Geneva conference has been paralysed. Quot resort to the Security Council has been rejected. Quot an Appeal for unconditional discussion was met with contempt. Quot a pause in bombing operations was called an insult. Quot the concern for peace of the British Commonwealth prime ministers has received Little the president in his speech carried to the nation by radio and television noted that the Quot Agenda of pea a is not a single Quot around the world there Are Many disputes filled with dangers a Many tensions fraught see . Birthday Page 2, col. 8 completes retraining Franklin Riley left president of the trustees of the Bennington graded school District presents a certificate to Thomasa. Smith of Manchester depot marking Smith s successful completion of a course in carpentry held Here under the Federal manpower development and training act. The local school District sponsors the retraining program in this area. Graduation ceremonies for 25 trainees were held at the it. Anthony country club. 25 Here Complete retraining courses ceremonies marking the successful completion by 25 men of the first Federal manpower retraining courses held in this area took place Friday afternoon at the it. Anthony country club. Certificates recognizing their accomplishment were presented to nine men who have completed a course in Auto mechanics and to four who have completed a course in carpentry. Congratulations were offered to two other groups of men taking the same courses which will wind up the end of next week. They will receive their certificates at that time. Making the awards was Franklin Riley president of the Board of trustees of the Bennington graded school District which has been the sponsor of the retraining courses held Here under the provision of the Federal manpower development and training act. Riley said his Board had been Quot quite excited Quot when it had first Learned of the Opportunity to undertake the retraining program. Quot it has Given us a Chance Quot he told the group of trainees and guests Quot to increase the educational functions of the Community. Quot we have been extremely gratified at the Progress that has been made and Hope that this is the Start of a Long series of such courses so that we can help fit the Community s residents to better find satisfactory Donald c. Hicks executive director of the greater Bennington association described the program As Quot one of the most important things that has happened he added that the retraining program is Only As successful As the ability it gives the trainees to find jobs in which see retraining Page 2 col. 6 t

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