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Bennington Banner (Newspaper) - May 14, 1965, Bennington, Vermont Lear and Cool Clear and Cool tonight with Low in the 30s and some Frost expected. Fair saturday with increasing High cloudiness and somewhat warmer. Yesterdays High 64, Low 30, today at 7 . 36. Sunset 8 09, Sunrise 5 27. The Moon will be at the full stage at 6 53 . Saturday. Bennington Bennington Vermont Friday May 14, 1965 Anner founded in 1841, daily 1903, no. 19,761, to cents reapportionment de Bateau n.,i chinese explode second a bomb alignment Bill moves 1to Brink of passage possibly dropped from air plane Montpelier up a the Vermont House moved to the Brink of passage of its historic reapportionment Bill today by walloping a Rural attempt to Compromise the plan for a 150 member lower chamber. Final House approval is slated for later this afternoon. The amendment to the 150 member plan which would have made the size of the House 180 members after realignment was dashed 132-101. This was an even greater margin than Given wednesday to initial approval of the 150 member plan. Gov. Philip h. Hoff the state s first popularly elected chief executive is both a Strong supporter of the 150 member plan and ironically a defendent in the reapportionment Case. Hoff beaming from the double doors outside the Hall of the House said jubilantly a they can t Stop us but Rural lawmakers who have controlled the 246 member House for 175 years since Vermont became a state were giving up hard. An amendment to the Bill dealing with Senate reapportionment was introduced by w. Clark Hutchinson of Rochester a Republican who has advocated a legislative sit in rather than compliance with court ordered realignment. After the Hutchinson amendment was introduced conservatives attempted five separate times to get the matter put off until next week. Action came after the House beat Down by a 209-23 margin a move to lop off 154 members from the House proposed by the member from the state s largest City. The plan would have called for a 92 member House. Rep. Richard Schmidt a Bur Lington calling his plan a practical and sensible Quot said it will a not gum up the Urban areas with unneeded representatives Quot As would plans for a larger House. In historic action wednesday the House gave preliminary though narrow approval to a reapportionment Bill of 150 members a beating Back arguments from Small town legislators that see legislature Page 12, col. 5 House vote of 145-91 buries sweeps measure Montpelier up a new Hampshire retained its uniqueness today As the Only state in the nation with a sweepstakes after the Vermont House of representatives crushed a Bill that would have authorized a Public referendum on the question. The measure was rejected by a lopsided vote of 145-91 thurs i or Ikird sees More trouble before 150-House passes Burlington us a the chairman of the House reapportionment committee is not counting his 150 member plan before it is hatched. Rep. Emory Hebard a Glover said thursday night that even though the 150 member plan has won initial approval there is still plenty of opposition to be overcome before it can be passed Hebard said there Are Many capable legislators violently opposed to the 150 member plan who want to see a 210 plan passed or no reapportionment at All. The blocking tactics of this group was Able to keep the vote for the 150 member House to 124-114. Hebard said he Hopes the plan can be passed today because opponents of the 150 plan will try hard to get the Bill set Over until next week. A that will enable them to make plans Over the weekend for next week Quot he said. A coming Back with new plans and a fresh House they might be Able to delay things for two or three if no plan is passed by the july i deadline a or if the plan is not acceptable to the Federal courts Hebard said there Are three possibilities. One is an order by the court for the legislature to return to the Capitol to continue work on realignment. Second is appointment of a a master of chancery Quot to draw up a realignment plan for enforcement by the court. The third alternative is ordering All 246 House members to be elected at Large in the next election. And Hebard said he thinks it a entirely possible Quot that an at Large election would mean an entirely democratic House. Day after the House members spent nearly the entire Day wrangling Over the proposal. The Bill patterned after the state sweepstakes in new Hampshire had been sent to the floor of the House with the Blessing of the ways and Means committee and the general committees of the lower chamber. Proponents of the Bill took some Comfort in the size of the votes they garnered in its support. The same measure last year received Only 22 favourable votes. Opponents launched their successful attack on both moral grounds and predictions that the sweeps would not return the $2 million to Vermont that its supporters had claimed. Receipts from the proposed sweepstakes would have gone toward construction of highways and Bridges. The result of the vote was pleasing to Edward j. Powers director of the new Hampshire sweepstakes who said a we Trust the Good citizens of Vermont will continue to find our program exciting and dramatic. We appreciate their dominican of dolls March dominican rebel Leader col. Francisco Caamano Deno at left with Mustache and Khaki uniform and his right hand Man Hector Aristy with sunglasses Are guarded by armed rebels As they March from their Headquarters at Santo Domingo to a command Post of cheering dominicans follow in their Wake. Thursday elements of the dominican air Force bombed and silenced the rebel held radio station in Santo Domingo. Today the first troops of the Oas peace Force is expected to arrive. News analysis effect of chinese blast on efforts for peace in weighed Viet Nam by St wart Hensley Washington up red China s second atomic Success underlined today both the Short term and Long Range problems facing the United states what to do with $2 million Union school Board invests it what to do with close to $2 million from the Sale of Bonds pending actual need for the Money for construction of a new Union High school was decided thursday night by the it. Anthony Union school Board. The $1,955,112 received by value and Premium on the Bonds Sale will be invested or used in the following manner �?$500,000 will be invested in 90-Day u. S. Treasury notes which at the present time Are providing a return of 3.96 per cent. The Union District from the face �?$1,350,000 will be placed in savings accounts at the Vermont Bank and Trust co. And the first National Bank of North Bennington at a guaranteed interest rate of 4 per cent. Withdrawals May be made from these accounts on 30 Days notice. A the balance of $105,112 will be placed in a new building fund account. This fund will be immediately drawn upon to meet Bills already outstanding or soon to be received for various Legal and engineering services costs of the Bond sales and costs incurred in connection with the development of the site for the new school. According to Barton l. Jenks chairman of the boards finance committee whose recommendations on the Short term handling of the Bond monies were generally followed by the full Board the division of the Bond returns in this manner will give the Board the combination of Security and flexibility which the Board Felt it should have. The Board Jenks reported also adopted a statement which made Clear that its function is As a policy making body. The responsibility for carrying out and its allies As a result of peking a continued Progress in this Field. . Officials acknowledged that the new chinese explosion was bound to have an immediate effect on efforts to achieve a peaceful settlement in Viet Nam As Well As wider ramifications on the East West conflict and disarmament program. The United states is expected to move quickly to reassure the non communist nations of Asia that it is prepared to defend them against any nuclear threat from red China. At the same time the Johnson administration undoubtedly will seek to minimize allies fears by asserting that it will be a number of years before peking can have an effective delivery system and stockpile of atomic weapons. These were the major Points made by . Officials in their reaction to red China a first nuclear explosion on oct. 16. Officials acknowledged however that the psychological effects of red China a continued Success in atomic testing was bound to be Felt in the near fun Hoff plays politics says Parsons Montpelier up a a staunch foe of reapportionment thursday charged that democratic gov. Philip Hoff used political patronage a to get Ture and could be of some significance. Some authorities said it May very Well delay the beginning of sincere negotiations to try to achieve a political solution of the Viet Nam conflict. Peking has opposed form of peace talks unless the United states agrees to Stop bombing North Viet Nam and pull its forces out of South Viet Nam. The chinese Success May for the time being at least see analysis Page 12, col. 6 the policies actions and prac enough votes to give initial a times established by the Board up Lindsay runs for mayor congressman John v. Lindsay one of the strongest Republican vote getters in the traditionally democratic stronghold of new York City is shown with his family before he announced thursday that he will in for mayor of that City attempting to end the 10-year reign of mayor Robert f. Wagner. He a shown with his daughters Anne to and Marge 12, at left and Kathy 13 at right also shown Are his wife Mary and son Johnny 5. Lindsay overcome the Coldwater losses last fall to win in Manhattan a Quot silk stocking Quot 17th congressional District. According to Jenks was clearly placed with the Union districts various administrative officers. Such a statement Jenks Felt was a a prerequisite for a smooth running school the Board acted on these two matters following an interview earlier thursday evening with one of several candidates for the Post of principal of the new Union High school. The Board expects to make an appointment to the Post by May 27. on the inside columnist Sam Ogden blasts what he Calls a venal editorial in the new York Herald Tri Bune a Page 4. Warren Buckler reviews a arms and the Man Quot at Hoosick Falls a Page 6. North Pownal ites protest at a junkyard hearing a Page 6. Proval to a 150-member House. Rep. Samuel Parsons a Hubbardton who is the Dean of Vermon legislators said he is convinced Hoff promised some Small town democrats who normally would have voted for a 210 member House political posts in his administration. The 150 plan was advanced thursday by a 124-114 margin. Parsons thinks Hoff used his influence to get the Small town democrats to vote for the smaller House. Said Parsons a a in a pretty sure that after july first deadline for reapportionment you la see quite a few of these legislators with state aides to gov. Philip Hoff thursday say charges he used patronage to secure approval of a 15-member re apportioned House were a Complete and utter special aide Benjamin Collins said thursday the charges made earlier in the Day by Hubbardton Republican Samuel Parson had no basis in fact. Peking Calls weapon defensive Tokyo up a communist China today exploded its second atomic bomb possibly in a drop from an air plane. Radio peking announced the bomb was exploded by China a Over its Western the first chinese bomb last oct. 16, was detonated on a Tower. Peking called the bomb a defensive Quot and renewed its pledge never to be the first to use nuclear weapons. The announcement said China was building its nuclear Arsenal to Cope with . A nuclear blackmail Quot and called for a Complete prohibition and through destruction of nuclear the atmospheric test meant that new quantities of radioactive fallout will be released in the air Over China and other countries. But China has spurned the atmospheric test ban of the United states Britain and the soviet Union which limit tests to fallout free underground Sites. France the fifth nuclear Power also tests in the air. There had been speculation in the West that the second chinese weapon would be a plutonium bomb dropped from an air plane. The chinese broadcast monitored Here said today s blast meant China a thus successfully concluded its second nuclear a this nuclear test is another important achievement scored by the chinese people in strengthening their National defense and safeguarding the Security of their motherland and world peace Quot it added. Western experts said that if the chinese have succeeded in exploding a plutonium bomb it see bomb Page 12, col. 8 Buckler wrecked plan the front end of this single engine Piper plane was crumpled thursday afternoon in a crash in the Woods near the Bennington county Airport. The Pilot suffered Only minor injuries. The mishap was investigated by state police trooper Harvey Jones with the assistance of trooper David Reed. Crosswind caused plane crash9 says Dartmouth student Pilot a Dartmouth College student from Tenafly J., suffered Only a minor Finger Cut and a bump on the head after a plane he was attempting to land thursday afternoon at the Bennington county Airport crashed in nearby Woods. The Pilot Michael Flannery 21, told state police he was approaching the Airport from the West about 12 45 . When a Crosswind caught the plane. He said he attempted to Correct the situation by veering to the left. The plane As a result went off the left Side of the runway crossed a Field hit a Mound of dirt and bounced into the air again police said. The aircraft a 1946 Piper super Cruiser then hit the tops of Small Trees and crashed right Side up in thick undergrowth. The engine cockpit and top of the plane were extensively damaged. Gasoline was leaking from the tanks when police arrived. Flannery was treated at Putnam memorial Hospital and released. Police report that he was a student Pilot who was on a Cross country flight at the time. He came Here from new Hampshire. The owners of the plane Are or. And mrs. John m. Plane or. Of Hanover H

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