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Bennington Banner (Newspaper) - May 27, 1966, Bennington, Vermont Scattered showers showers and scattered thunderstorms tonight. Low 45 to 55. Saturday partly Cloudy with showers in the mountains and cooler. Yesterdays High 79 Low 47. Today at 7 ., 51. Sunset 8 22 . Sunrise 5 16 Bennington Banner Friday May 27, 1966 Anner j weekly founded in 1841, daily 19011 no 20 ,079 to cents fire kills 3 in Burlington lbs for pledges support racial Justice Chicago up a for a group of wounded Viet Nam veterans out for a night on the town the a Stop and go go musical ice revue at the Conrad Hilton hotel was strictly then the hotel said a no the hotel refused to let the gis attend the revue in its Swank Boulevard room thursday night because it feared their presence might a a depress other customers. A i was astonished a said Ralph Shields a suburban township official who with Mundelein 111. Mayor Richard m. Foss shepherded the Young veterans on their night out. The Cis recovering from their War wounds at great lakes naval Hospital began their evening with a Church supper in Mundelein took in a movie in Chicago Sloop and settled for a late night snack at a North Side restaurant instead of the Hilton revue. Reaction to the Rebuff was not Long in coming. The Decatur 111. Post of the veterans of foreign wars fired off a Telegram to Conrad Hilton and Chicago mayor Richard j. Daley calling the action a a a betrayal of All veterans and threatening to do no More business with the hotel Chain. The commander of the Illinois vow said he would Call the matter to the attention of the National vow which held its 1965 convention in the Hilton Here. Shields said some of the 96 gis and about 20 girlfriends were upset about being turned away. A we were willing to pay our Way at the Conrad Hilton a he said. A it was t a matter of Cost a a my personal opinion is that these Are about the greatest Bunch of boys in be Ever seen a he said. A if i was a Cash customer at the Conrad Hilton or anyplace and a group of Viet Nam veterans came in i would be honoured. And 95 per cent a if not too per cent of All americans would feel that Porter Parris hotel manager and a Hilton vice president informed Shields and Foss on thursday that the gis could not attend the Boulevard room ice revue. A we know we will get complaints if we do this a Parris said. A i know this from my experience As manager of the Hilton hotel in Long Beach calif., after world War ii. People come in and pay cover charges and High prices and they want relaxation and things pleasant. Most of them resent things like this having wounded veterans there a Parris also said the group of veterans had asked to come on 48 hours notice. A a it a prom season too a Parris said. A those kids will be filling up the the hotel manager offered the entire Boulevard room to up to 600 Viet Nam veterans for a matinee a a private show sometime by themselves a at a future Date. But Shields said it was doubtful the gis would take the hotel up on its offer. A these Guys want a night out on the town a Shields said. A they done to want a matinee. That sounds like a ladies about two months ago Mundelein City officials sponsored a trip out for other Viet Nam veterans. They took in an ice show at Chicago stadium and a were welcomed with open arms a Shields said. Admission to Swank Chicago hotel a. Senator named father of i he year airman 3c Paul j. Gardner of West Jefferson Ohio seems to be ignoring the sign installed Over the main Gate at Hamilton air Force base in California As a part of a Driver safety Campaign. Actually he Hasni to lost his head just ducked it in descending the ladder. Up new York up a sen. Jacob k. Javits r-n.y., who believes effective parenthood is similar to Good was named thursday the father of the year. Javits after receiving the award from the National fathers Day committee annual luncheon remarked that fathers Are a somewhat like the Best governments a they do for their children Only what the children cannot do for new Yorkus senior senator said his three children a Joy 17, Joshua 16, and Carla to a had done their Best a to bring up father and advised other parents to a keep a Sharp ear for that Little sound that says a child really needs you and when you hear it Lay everything aside and be wounded Viet War veterans denied Washington up a president Johnson in his first major policy speech on Africa has pledged the full support of the United states to the drive for self determination and racial Justice a in every Quarter of the the chief executive told a group of african diplomats at a White House reception thursday a the foreign policy of the United states is rooted in its life at Home. We will not permit human rights to be restricted in our own country. And we will not support policies abroad which Are based on the Rule of minorities or the discredited notion that men Are unequal before the Johnson specifically singled out White ruled Rhodesia but he appeared also to be talking about the Republic of South Africa with its apartheid policies and the portuguese Colony of Angola. A we will not live by a double Standard professing abroad what we do not practice at Home or generating at Home what we ignore he said a these principles have guided our policy from India to the Philippines and from Viet Nam to Pakistan. They guide our policy toward the president said the United states was giving a every encouragement and support to British and United nations efforts a to restore legitimate government in Rhodesia. A Only when this is accomplished can Steps be taken to open the full Power and responsibility of nationhood to All the people of Rhodesia not just 6 per cent of them a he added in reference to Rhodesia a White minority. The occasion for Johnson a first major policy statement on Africa was a ceremony marking the third anniversary of the organization of african Unity Oak. Americans evacuate civilians from Hue Johnson in blood demanding an end to american support for the by government. Reliable sources said Thi had refused twice previously to meet by because he did not Trust the Premier. This time he had american Protection and was flown from Hue to Chu Laid in a . Marine plane reportedly pm orders of Marine it. Gen. Lewis w. Walt. By said he also had received a request from militant Buddhist Leader Thich Thien Minh to give the buddhists three seats in the ruling military see Viet Page 12, col. 4 Frost Home slated to be historic site might depress other customers Montpelier up a Interior Secretary Stewart Udall says legislation to designate the Robert Frost Home in Ripton As a National historic site should be ready for action by the 1967 session of Congress. In a Brief news conference thursday Udall said plans Are to designate a 1,000 acre area surrounding the final Home of the world renowned poet As a National historic site. He added that plans Are being worked out to create a some form of life estate arrangements with the current owners of the property. Udall also said his staff Mem keep r head use it hers Are working with Ripton town officials in the development of the project. The democratic Cabinet member also supported Vermont gov. Philip h. Hoff a proposal for a new England Power and recreation authority to help in the Long Range development of the six state electric Power projects. Speaking at the governors conference on natural Beauty the Interior Secretary said that a massive mobilization of both Public and private resources is required in the preservation of natural Beauty in the nation. Udall speaking thursday on the theme of a Vermont s role in conservation and creative federalism a noted that he was in the Home state of one of the greatest conservationists in american history George per Kings Marsh. Vermonters by the nature of the Rich land in the state a enter the conservation race in the Post position a he said. Udall commended the state for a comparatively clean Waters keeping Honky Tonk pollution of highways to a minimum control of Highway billboard advertising and establishing conservation patterns of its the Secretary also noted that a conservation in the 1960 s has moved Forward on Many different a result of what he Calls a creative he called attention to programs designed to stimulate cooperative Federal state local water resource planning and improvements funds for expanding outdoor recreation areas of which Vermont already has become eligible for More than $846,000 in Matching funds and the clean air act of 1963 to curb air pollution by industries and automobiles. It. Anthony Union school directors Learned thursday evening of the resignation of James h. Mann As clerk of the works for the Union school construction project. Mann a resignation will take effect june i when he will assume a new position with a Boston architectural firm. Hired nov. 29 by the Union school Board Mann has been responsible for seeing that architects specifications for the High school have been followed exactly by contractors. As one spokesman put it Mann has served As a a High class spy a investigating daily building and protecting the interests of the school District. Board chairman mrs. Marian c. Taylor summarizing Mann a Burlington a Dpi a three persons were killed and six were injured Early today when fire raced through a five Story apartment House. The dead were identified As James Garcia or. Of Northfield Nina Mcallister 51, of Burlington and Peter Mcgowan 23, of Des Moines Iowa. At first it was feared the death toll would be higher since several persons were unaccounted for but a search of the rubble disclosed no other bodies officials said. The Blaze broke out shortly before Dawn in the Breton apartments at 110 Church St. In downtown Burlington. Police said the owner mrs. Jeannie Hardy was in Montreal. A fashionable Interior decorating firm on the first floor received extensive water damage. The total extent of damage was unknown and cause of the Blaze was under investigation. Taken to Degoes Briand hos guerrillas South Viet Saigon up a about 1,000 communist guerrillas overcame a 350-Man South vietnamese battalion thursday in a Daylong Battle which was the strongest attack the reds have launched in some time military spokesman said today. The South vietnamese recaptured the position later. It was not certain immediately whether the attack marked the Start of the expected communist Monsoon offensive. South vietnamese spokesmen said the communists opened the assault 68 Miles Southwest of Saigon with a mortar barrage. Then the reds charged driving a 100-Man vietnamese company out of its position with a moderate to heavy casualties. The South vietnamese battalion withdrew after two hours of hand to hand fighting and called in air support and artillery. Thursday night the vietnamese retook the lost position and counted 20 communist dead. They captured a Browning automatic Rifle and eight rifles or carbines. . Troops killed at least 51 communists in scattered actions thursday. The 1st air on the inside an editorial comments on the two Day conference on Beauty a Page 4. Columnist Sam Ogden says he feels sick a Page 4. Animals naturally were the prime topic of a talk at the humane society a annual meeting a Page 6. By Bob ii age by an the Bennington unification study committee decided thursday night that it will play Only a very passive role in connection with the upcoming revote pm the acceptance of a proposed new town charter under which the town and several other municipalities within its boundaries might consolidate into a single governmental unit. The la members of the com pensive mood As president Johnson met with callers thursday in his office at the White House an Alert photographer made this candid picture of the chief executive As he paused for a moment up croup plans no Active Campaign in revote on unification Mittee present at the session agreed that it should make available any information that it has accumulated in the course of its study and drafting of the proposed act but to do so Only if requested by some other group or individual. Town selectmen acting upon petitions presented april 17 calling for another vote on unification within 60 Days have indicated that they expect to Call a special town meeting in any Case on another matter requiring voter action that of advancing the Billing and payment deadline dates for town tax Bills. The advancement in these dates is necessary if the state tax commissioner is to permit an advancement in the Date for listers grievance Day hearing on their proposed individual property assessments. Selectmen have already planned to Call the special meeting on this matter sometime during the week of june 13. In response to selectmen a request for a recommendation on the Date for the unification revote the study committee did vote to recommend that both matters be warned for the same Day. The vote on unification will be by ballot while the tax Billing Date matter will be taken up at a floor session. The committee also voted that it should stand suspended subject Only to recall by selectmen. The latter action followed discussion of the question raised by the committees chairman Arthur d. Taylor As to what the committees status should be de pending on the outcome of the new vote. The committee in voting to suspend itself from further action appeared to agree with atty. John h. Williams ii a member of the committee who Felt there was no Point in trying to speculate on next moves until after the revote. The proposed charter had been turned by town voters in a vote held april 26 the count was a narrow one 935 for adoption of the charter 938 against. Prior to this vote the committee had sponsored a number see unification Page 12, col. 4 Saigon up a Premier Nguyen Cao by said tonight rebel Leder it. Gen. Nguyen Chanh Thi a is not against me a but americans began evacuating this Hue City stronghold. In Saigon thousands of Buddhist youths armed with rocks Gas grenades and Molotov cocktails rioted in the streets. Buddhist monks and youths battled police through the tear Gas filled streets of Saigon throughout the Day. Tonight several thousand youths fired up by the oratory of a militant Buddhist Leader stormed out of the great Vietn Hoa Dao Pagoda in a torchlight demonstration. By conferred for two hours at Chu Lai with general Tri whose ouster by the Premier last month touched off the current political crisis. By flew Back to Danang where he crushed a rebel rebellion last week with Force. A Ythi told me he is still my Best Friend a by told newsmen. A the told me he is not against reporters asked by if he believed what Thi said. A i believe All my Friend said a he replied. Thi was the military commander of the 1st corps which includes five rebellious provinces in the Northern part of South \ let Nam. His ousting resulted in widespread antigovernment demonstrations. There were More today in Hue where Buddhist monks gathered in front of the . Consulate slashed their chests and wrote letters to president Pital for treatment of smoke inhalation were Alice Boisvert 22, and Richard Meyers 21. Mrs. Hope Garfield Golsom Ina Desorbe 23, and an unidentified fireman were taken to Mary Fletcher Hospital. Mrs. Garfield apparently was the most seriously Hurt. A doctor said she suffered Burns and possible lung injuries. Her condition was described As a fair to miss Desorbe suffered Back injuries and second degree Burns a spokesman said. The fireman received a shoulder injury. Authorities searched rubble on the third floor for More possible victims. Witnesses said a woman fell Back into the flames from a third floor window just before firemen reached her. Her identity was unknown but she was included in the original three dead persons. The roof collapsed just Tagore the fire was brought under control two hours after it erupted. Overcome battalion cavalry division killed 22 in fighting 275 Miles North of Saigon and the 1st infantry division killed 29 and captured Large supplies of food and ammunition in a sweep 18 Miles East Southeast of the capital. . Marine artillery caught More than too reds in the open 375 Miles North of Saigon and shelled them at Long Range with undetermined results. In the Alf . B52 bombers blasted guerrilla concentrations today in Quang Gal province 350 Miles North of Saigon. Air Force Navy and Marine pilots killed an estimated 38 guerrillas and destroyed scores of buildings and boats in 382 sorties Over South Viet Nam thursday. Jerk of works resigns from i Ilion school project reasons for leaving said the Boston Job offer a was too Good for him to she noted that Mann a new Job will be a permanent one and that it will allow him to live at his Home in Boston. Mrs. Taylor said she had received ass ances from school architects Mann a departure will present a no problem during the interim period before a replacement can be found. She told the Board that More frequent visits to the construction site can be expected from the architects and she said that advertising has b?.gun to find a successor. Applications will be received by the Ben Thompson and associates of Cambridge mass., school architects who were instrumental in hiring Mann. \

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