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Bennington Banner (Newspaper) - May 14, 1966, Bennington, Vermont Cloudy and rain mostly Cloudy followed by rain and Cool weather. High today in 50s, with Brief warming spell sunday. Yesterday s High 53 Low 49. Temperatures will remain below seasonal Normal. Benning Bennington Banner saturday May 14, 1966 Anner weekly founded in 1841, daily 1903. No. 20,068 to cents questions left i answered state department evasive about red China s charges Green thumb gardeners Quot of gardeners for division members of the Green thumb Junior Garden club were introduced thursday afternoon to the Art and intricacies of Flower arranging at a workshop held at the Home of mrs. Arthur Dewey on Monument Road a member of the Junior clubs sponsor the Plain dirt gardeners. From left Are Betsy Killian Elvy Leake Barbara Pratt Karen Bohne Edie locker mrs. Paul Bohne jr., another Plain dirt Gardener who helped with the instruction and Ann Hall. Hidden at the moment behind Barbara is Betty Clawson another Green thumb club member absent illness was Denise Preston. The instruction was in preparation for the Plain dirt Flower show to be held june 15 at St. Peters Church the show will include a Jun Hagerman British prime minister fails to head off seamen a strike London Ppd a prime minister Harold Wilson failed Friday in a personal Effort to head off a nationwide merchant Marine strike that would cripple the Economy of this Island nation within Days of its scheduled sunday Midnight Start. Union leaders said there was no Hope of averting the strike which would he the first by British merchant seamen in 56 years. Wilson met personally with leaders of the National Union of Seaman Nus at no. To Downing Street hut failed to from striking working cond gop hopefuls to meet Ron delegates Vermont s two announced candidates for the Republican gubernatorial nomination will meet Here sunday with local delegates to the state Republican convention to be held next saturday at which party candidates for the state s six top offices will be Quot unofficially Quot selected. The two candidates Are Richard a. Snelling Shelburne industrialist and Thomas l. Hayes of fair Haven administrative assistant to Vermont sen. Winston l. Prouty. They will meet the convention delegates at the Home of state sen. Salvatore Santarcangel sunday afternoon. The convention idea which was called for by Snelling received the unanimous backing of the Vermont state Republican committee and will be held in Barre. Expected to come out of the convention is a slate of party candidates for the six top state elective offices including governor and lieutenant governor who will then get the Quot unofficial Quot endorsement of the state committee. The state s open primary to be held sept. 13, however will still be the Only official Means by which each of the major parties will select its candidates. But the Republican convention is seen As a Means by which an Intra party fight could be avoided. Normally the state committee endorses no candidate until after the primary. The delegates to the convention who will be indicating their personal preferences include various local county and state party officials and officeholders plus designated representatives of various auxiliary party organizations. It will be such delegates from Bennington and the surrounding area that Are expected to be on hand to talk with Snelling and Hayes at the sunday meeting. Dissuade them o or pay and tons. The executive Board of the 62,500-Man Union said after the two hour meeting with Wilson it had Quot decided unanimously to reaffirm its previous decisions to withhold Union leaders said the Union s 48-Man executive Board could not be recalled before monday to consider any new offer by the government or ship owners. The strike would Idle the bulk of Britain a 2,500-ship merchant fleets the world s largest after the United states and sever the nations vital Supply channels for food and raw materials. Observers believed the stoppage would last a minimum of two or three weeks. Experts estimate that within three Days the major ports of London Liverpool and Southampton would be jammed with shipping As vessels Complete their voyages and tie up until the strike ends. At least 3,000 seamen were expected to be on strike by monday night. By the end of the week 10,000 would be Idle with the number increasing Dally As merchantmen returned to their Home ports. Within a week to to Days shopkeepers and housewives would begin to feel the Pinch As warehouse stocks dwindle of vegetables and meat wheat flour butter cheese and other goods Britain imports. The seamen Are asking an immediate Cut in the work week from 56 to 40 hours with overtime pay for everything Over 40 hours and a general pay Rise of $1.75 a month. Washington up a with a series of Quot no comments Quot the state department Friday played Down what could otherwise be an explosive Issue Between the United states and red China Over use of . Planes near China s Border with North Viet Nam. Airline liability increased Washington up a the United states agreed Friday to remain in an International treaty governing airline liability in crashes after the majority of free world airlines promised to increase that liability to a new $75,000 maximum. The old liability limit was $8,300. Tile action was a major Victory for the state department which had threatened to pull the United states out of the so called Warsaw convention unless the airlines increased their liability coverage. The department also wrenched a controversial Concession out of the airlines an Quot absolute or automatic liability provision which would allow the payment of up to $75,000 in damages without having to prove negligence. The automatic liability clause Drew fire from the air line pilots association and the american trial lawyers association who charged that it was an Quot invitation to they urged the . Government to denounce the Warsaw convention on the grounds that automatic liability reduced the need to buy flight insurance often the Only clue to solving sabotage cases. The Senate foreign relations committee also had advised the state department to withdraw from the treaty. The department left unanswered questions such As a have any planes with chinese communist markings operated in North Viet Nam a did . F4c phantom jets enter chinese air space thursday As red China charges and shoot Down a chinese Jet Trainer a what is current . Policy on whether . Planes Over North Viet Nam would pursue enemy aircraft across the chinese bolder peking charged that . Jets shot Down one of its migs 25 Miles inside chinese territory a migs thursday and called it Quot an act of War a . Military spokesman in Saigon said a flight of . Jets the same Day encountered three communist migs about 50 Miles South of the China Border inside North Viet Nam and shot one of them Down. He said the . Pilot could not determine the markings on the enemy planes. The implication was that these were the chinese and . Versions of the same incident. But state department press officer Robert j. Mccloskey specifically declined to make this connection. The state department had nothing to say publicly on whether any chinese planes entered North vietnamese air space. Officials said privately that As of a week or to Days ago there was no confirmation that any chinese communist planes had operated in North Viet Nam Quot from chinese communist but since China is known to have supplied some older Model to North Viet Nam officials left open the possibility that some of these still might have chinese markings. . Officials Are highly concerned Over the possibility of incidents As both . And chinese planes operate along the Border. At supersonic speeds it takes Only a couple of minutes for a Jet to zoom 40 Miles Over the Border one Way or the other. . Diplomats hoped to avoid blowing the latest incident of there was one up into a major verbal confrontation Between the United states and China. Miness i res delay on new tax increase army chaplains criticized for Viet stand South Bend ind. Up a the National Catholic weekly ave Maria has criticized the military chaplains association of the United states for defending the War in Viet Nam on military grounds. In an editorial prepared for the May 21 Issue ave Marla said Quot we happen to agree with their judgment at this time with some ave Maria is published by the holy Cross fathers on the University of notre Dame Campus but is not connected with the school. Hot Springs a. Up big business urged the government Friday to put off a decision on an Antl Lnla Flonary tax increase until some major uncertainties on the economic scene Are cleared up. While agreeing that inflation remains More of a threat than recession the businessmen expressed real doubts about such matters As Viet Nam the Stock Market consumer moods and Auto sales. William b. Murphy chairman of the business Council told reporters that businessmen would like to see the Economy go ahead Quot so that we done to see any additional Murphy said business is even More strongly opposed to wage Price controls. But he conceded that he did not know whether inflation could be prevented without a tax increase. Quot How do you know what a going to happen in Viet Nam a he said. Murphy reported to newsmen following a closed meeting of about too business Council members and top officials of the Johnson administration. The Council which is holding a two Day meeting Here includes the and some Heads of some of nations biggest Industrial financial enterprises. Murphy swords indicated that on the question of delaying a tax decision at least business now sees More or less Eye to Eye with the administration. Man killed Iii Gar rash Riverton up a a two car head on collision on route 12 Friday afternoon killed a 62-year-old Barre newspaper deliveryman and injured two Norwich University cadets. State police said Russell coffin a deliveryman for the Barre times Argus died instantly when his car collided with the second vehicle Midway Between Montpelier and Northfield. Cutting torches were used to remove coffins body. Injured in the Accident were John Pepe 21, of Meriden conn., and Peter Tomasello 20, of West Peabody mass. researcher Speaks Al Williams ufos Are they fact or hallucination Vermont takes Steps to modernize personnel Montpelier up Vermont state government made an initial stride toward modernizing its personnel system Here Friday. Administration commissioner William Kearns or. Said the firm of Cresap Mccormick and Paget of new York has been hired As management consultants and will conduct a Broad study of the personnel system. The study was authorized by the personnel Board and has the Bennington Man identified As Driver of w car Hoosick Falls n. Y. A Edward j. Grikstas of 137 Park St., Bennington has been identified by new York state police As the Driver of a car which hit a Power pole about noon Friday on . 67 just West of the Vermont state line. According to the police the Driver of the car extricated himself from the wreckage after the Accident managed to avoid the electric lines which had been knocked Down and was seen heading Down the Road apparently with head injuries. Pollee chief Frank de Mick and state police searched most of the afternoon in the Village for the Man but he was not located until later. Repairmen of Niagara Mohawk Power corp. Were called to the scene to Cut the Power and restore the lines to the poles. The Hoosick Falls Rescue squad ambulance and truck also responded but could not find the injured Driver at the scene of the Accident. The 1959 Ford Sedan was towed to a North Hoosick garage where mechanics said it was a total wreck. Trooper John Manelle of the Brunswick sub station investigated the Accident for the state police. Approval at gov. Philip h. Hoff. The new York firm has conducted similar studies for other state governments. Keams said the Basic objective of the study will be to develop a revised and More effective system of personnel administration. It is also geared toward placing Vermont in a stronger position in the nationwide manhunt for Good governmental Talent. He said the study will include a detailed analysis of the classification of All positions Instate government a revised salary plan up to Date personnel specifications for each class of position in the classified service and ways in which the state can improve the use of personnel resources in the event of administration changes. Kearns added that the study will also focus on the effectiveness of manpower utilization throughout state government. on the inside Roy Marsden comments on Trout stocking in area streams a Page 4. Bennington a educational organization shown in Chart a Page 5. Area Motel owner tells of surviving soviet prison Camps a Page 5. By Bob Hagerman Williamstown mass. A some 125 Williams College students and area residents were probably too per cent More acutely aware of what was going on in the sky above them As they returned Home thursday night. They had just been at Jesup Hall at the College and some of them at one of dormitories later in the evening to hear journalist John g. Fuller of Westport conn., discuss aspects of the recent and still current wave of sightings of unidentified flying objects ufos. Fullers talk sponsored by two Williams residential houses Gladden and Perry dwelt on the detailed research he has done on a rash of sightings which have occurred in the Exeter n.h., area but also included observations on some related aspects of the subject generally notably the possible relationship of ufos to the massive northeastern Power failure late last year and the position of the . Air Force in regard to its investigations of ufos sightings. A Fuller first got involved in the Exeter sightings in carrying out an assignment for look Magazine which carried an article on the subject in february. An abridged version of this article is appearing in this months readers digest and fullers own Booton the Exeter incidents will appear in july. Fullers research on the Exeter ufos matter began with a series of Independent but apparently related sightings last sept. 2 of a Quot glowing pulsating red object. Some too feet in the sightings in each Case were at a very Low level and in two cases were made by Exeter police officers. The latter observations Fuller indicated he initially presumed a Tim ers questions interested Williams College around to fire questions at hands touching following identified flying objects woman in the foreground students and area residents gather journalist John g. Fuller at rear his talk on his investigations of in at the College thursday night. The is looking at a picture which appeared in time Magazine of darkened new York City in which the Bright speck at the top is apparently a ufos. To be by reliable witnesses a fact which he later Felt was fully substantiated. When Fuller began digging into the Case he soon found that it Wasny to confined just to this one incident. Quot i checked the area Quot he told his audience Quot and came up with reports of at least 60 sightings just As in one Case he went to interview a woman but soon found that the whole neighbourhood where she lived had seen ufos and very Low level sightings at that. The testimony of this group indicated that the objects had been appearing on a regular weekly basis though not always the same Day of the week during a period Hagerman extending from july to september. Fuller termed his talks with different persons not interviews but Quot i made a real Effort to try to trip them up Quot he said. At the outset of his talk he had said that he had gone into the assignment As Quot not a be Liever in ufos but not a Hardshell septic after describing his journalistic research he noted at one Point that head decided that Quot maybe it was me that had gone around the As a Check on his own work he requested that a senior editor at look Check out a number of his interviews. This was done and his findings were confirmed. Generally he said there was no denying Quot the intensity and reliability of the reports of the fullers conclusion was that Quot All aspects of this phenomenon the ufos sightings be studied carefully by the scientific Quot even of this should prove to be some mass psychological quirk Quot he said Quot it would be As big a Story As any physical explanation might what about the air forces handling of ufos investigations and the allegations that various agencies organizations and individuals Are making that it is covering up real evidence bearing on the ufos and their possible explanation Fuller suggested at one Point that of the air Force has found that the ufos Are vehicles of extraterrestrial beings it is not disclosing this out of fear of the general panic it would touch off. But of his own research Fuller said that while there was Quot initial Shock Quot expressed by the ufos witnesses he talked to it Wasny to Long before Quot Many of them went right Back to looking for the objects. Some used binoculars and some of them did have second his suggestion was that there Isnit real alarm but in fact considerable restraint and self control. At the later informal session at the residential Hall he also suggested that the air Force was not saying More than it has because it has found that exist see ufos Page 2, col. I

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