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Bennington Banner (Newspaper) - October 31, 1970, Bennington, Vermont Friendly neighbors Anner weekly founded in 1841, daily 1903 Bennington Vermont saturday october 31, 1970 21,093 15 cents Prouty declines Hoff makes extensive disclosure of backing Scribner be friendliness May be the theme on the bulletin Board but the kids and teachers at Molly Stark elementary school abandoned customary forms of neighbourliness Friday for an eerie Comra Derie. It was the annual halloween Snake dance and goblins fairies ghosts and monsters were led from one classroom to another by teacher turned Witch whose cackling screeching and grasping arouses responses ranging from outright horror to amusement and even indifference. A repeat performance is scheduled for tonight and the rewards the children Hopes will be eater. soviets permit visit to generals Moscow up a the soviet government granted permission Friday for a second visit by . Consular officials with three american army officers held captive since their plane strayed into the soviet Union from Turkey nine Days ago. A spokesman for the . Embassy said the diplomatic services office of the soviet government issued airline tickets for consular officials Peter b. Swiers and Richard combsjr. To Fly sunday to the soviet armenian capital of Yerevan. He said that although clearance for the flight was Given for sunday the consular officials time life Mcgrain agree on big Sale new York up a timeline inc. Friday agreed in principle to sell its Domestic television and radio broadcasting properties to Mcgraw Hill inc. Mcgraw Hill said it would resell the radio stations if the Deal is approved by the Federal communications commission and is consummated. The Price for the properties is $80.1 million in Cash and notes plus the Assumption by Mcgraw Hill of certain liabilities. Would not make the trip until monday. Swiers and Combs visited last monday with maj. Gen. Edward c. D. Sharer Chiel of the . Military Mission in Turkey Brig. Gen. Claude m. Mcquarrie an aide at the . Embassy in Turkey maj. James p. Russell Pilot of their plane and turkish army col. Civet Danli a Liaison officer. They Are in custody at a soviet military Garrison in Leni Nakan where they landed their twin engine us Beechraft oct. 21 after circling for a Landing at Kars Turkey just across the Border. The embassy said the officers told Swiers and Combs during their visit last monday the plane was blown across the Border by a a Freak gust of wind and they landed at Leni Nakan thinking it was Kars. The . State department in Washington demanded thursday that the four officers be released immediately but soviet officials said an investigation of the incident has not been completed. The . Embassy asked thursday for a consular visit with the officers next monday if they have not been released by then. Prouty Hoff arbitration said to be a impossible Washington up the head of the fair Campaign practices committee said Friday administrative difficulties make arbitration impossible at this late Date in the unfair Campaign practices dispute Between sen. Winston Prouty r-vt., and his democratic opponent Philip h. Hoff. Samuel Archibald jr., executive director of the committee sent telegrams to the Vermont candidates saying the complaints and answers will be made available to the Media in Washington a soonest. A Vermont sources indicated the material would probably be released today. Both Prouty seeking reelection to a third term and Hoff have filed complaints with the committee with Hoff Early Friday demanding arbitration. Sam Archibald executive director of the fair Campaign committee said a decision will be reached later Friday by the committees eight member Board whether to ask Prouty if he will agree to arbitration. Should Prouty do so the committee will arrange for a three member Board of arbitrators from the american arbitration association to Settle the issues involved in the Vermont dispute. The former Vermont governor charges Prouty with a constant distortion of the facts and repetitive misleading and intentional false Hoff said Prouty had distorted his positions on Law and order gun control and the source of his Campaign contributions. O Brien lashes Davis for political methods Burlington up democratic gubernatorial candidate Leo o Brien has Nixon a takes off the gloves a or answer to Violen terrorism president Nixon appeared on nationwide network television last night to respond to the stoning of his motorcade in san Jose Calif. The Republican National committee announced that it had purchased the time from lbs. The speech was scheduled for 10 30 . Est but the National telecast was delayed for one Bour. San Clemente Calif. Up a president Nixon Friday called on the nation to cleanse its political process of a violence and terrorism by the Radical antidemocratic elements in our the president who was the target of a barrage of rocks bottles and eggs thrown by demonstrators thursday night in san Jose promised to deliver at an evening Republican rally a a gloves off talk about political terrorism. A a Freedom of speech and Freedom of Assembly cannot exist when people who peacefully attend rallies Are attacked with flying rocks a the president said in a statement read to newsmen by White House staff members. A the time has come to take the gloves off and speak to this kind of behaviour in a forthright Way a he said. The crowd that cursed and attempted to Stone Nixon in san Jose was the noisiest and most violent he has faced since he has been in the White House. A Long time staff member compared it to the communist mob which attacked Nixon in Caracas when the then vice president visited the venezuelan capital in 1958. None of the missiles struck Nixon although White House press Secretary Ronald l. Ziegler said a Small Rock narrowly missed the presidents head. The violence underscored one of the Points Nixon made in fair and Cool f air today with some cloudiness developing this afternoon. High in the 50s. Variable cloudiness tonight with Low in the 30s. Chance of showers this afternoon and tomorrow. Sunday highs in 50s. Almost every speech this week during his 5,500-mile Campaign swing on behalf of Republican candidates in key states from Florida to California. A i want to Tell you that these Radical few Are not the majority of american youth and they will not be the leaders of the future a he said to cheers at rally after rally. From a purely political standpoint the san Jose violence May give a needed boost to the reelect Chi Campaign of sen. George Murphy the California Republican who is in a neck and neck race with rep. John v. Tunney. It might also be a political plus for other cop candidates around the nation. Murphy asked by newsmen if the demonstration would help his Campaign replied a i done to see How it could Hurt it the senator said of the demonstration a these Are the things i have been working Murphy and gov. Ronald Reagan were in Nixon a Bullet resistant limousine when the rocks and eggs began to Fly. The Republican governor is a Strong favorite in his re election bid continued on Page 2 charged gov. Deane c. Davis with obtaining the names of 6,000 elderly vermonters from the tax department for political purposes. David defended himself try saying the practice is not unusual. Of Brien told newsmen Friday that Davis sent a a political pitch to Vermont senior citizens whose names and addresses were furnished by the tax department. Of Brien called it a the epitome of tasteless Ness that raises the gravest moral if not Legal questions. The South Burlington Democrat said Davis action represented a a blatant invasion of he said the names were compiled for the tax rebate program for elderly citizens. Davis said the same list of rebate recipients could have Beal obtained by of Brien As Well. He called of Briens charge a a panic tactics by the Democrat who Davis said was losing the election. Of Brien also renewed his attack on Davis economic policies and said the governor is a totally unconcerned about the catastrophic trends that is de veiling. No shenanigans Village police chief William h. Fox has warned that his department will not tolerate any shenanigans halloween night and he warned parents not to let children go out unsupervised. A you know a he commented a a it a against the Law to throw eggs on halloween just an on any other moreover Hoff complained of a approval by or. Prouty of personal calumny against me As an he charged that a fall Bounds of common decency were exceeded a at an oct. 3 gop fund raising dinner in Vermont at which cartoonist Al Capp made references to Hoff a former drinking problem. Meanwhile Prouty has complained that Hoff a is using newspaper radio and television advertising that misquote Prouty was referring to a quote fran the Rutland Herald used by Hoff in which Prouty allegedly agrees that Hoff s figures Ai Prouty a Senate committee attendance Are a statistically a this false quote was lifted from a statement erroneously attributed to me by the Rutland Herald a Prouty said. He added that a tape recording of his remarks at mount St. Joseph Academy oct. 25 a proves that i did not make the statement attributed to Prouty urged the committee to investigate the use of the quotation by Hoff. Washington a democratic . Senate candidate Philip h. Hoff has made extensive and through disclosure of his financial backing an examination of his Campaign records indicated Friday. His opponent sen. Winston l. Prouty declined to list his backers. The former Vermont governor listed personal contributions of $6,675 As required by the Federal corrupt practices act. According to wire reports from United press International Hoff made Public a breakdown of private contributors and organizations though not required to do so by Law. The groups include conservationists peace organizations and unions within the Al Cio committee for political education Cope. Prouty a report briefly stated that All contributions and expenditures in his Campaign a were made through Campaign committees a a thereby taking advantage of a loophole in the Law. By funnelling Money through various local and state committees candidates for Congress Are Able to get Aroma the restrictions of the 1925 act which were originally intended to limit spending. Candidates need not file the financial activities of these committees with Congress although some candidates report them anyway. Nevertheless they Are required to list them with the Vermont Secretary of state under state Law. Under a Hoff for Senate committee the a senators a trespassers Bunny Man peace and new priorities contributed $2,000 the peace commencement fund $2,000 Council for a liveable world $2,500 the teamsters Driver fund $1,000 universities National anti War fund $4,000 the United Auto workers $2,000. Under to friends for Hoff the democratic senatorial Campaign committee gave $5,000 International ladies garment workers Campaign committee $2,000 United steelworkers political action fund $4,000 Vermont Cope $5,000 maritime action committee $5,000. Under concerned citizens for Hoff the National committee for an effective Congress Ancec gave $10,000 peace commencement fund $3,000. The Ancec gave an additional $5,000 to professionals for Hoff and the task Force for peace gave $5,000 to businessmen for Hoff. Conservationists for Hoff received still another $5,000 from the Ancec. Other Campaign contributions were listed under such committees As . Vermonters for Hoff . Friends of Hoff and vermonters a Hoff. Other smaller contributions to the Campaign were listed under the names of individual con Tributa a. Mitchell condemns a nihilistic Pelters Washington up attorney general John n. Mitchell Friday condemned the a anarchistic nihilistic a California protestors who pelted president Nixon a limousine with eggs bottles and rocks. But he said he doubted the attack would produce a surge of sympathy votes for the republicans in tuesdays election even before the barrage hit Nixon a car in san Jose thursday night Mitchell said americans were already repulsed by such demonstrators. He said they were Cut from the same cloth As those who have bombed buildings beware is there Fairfax a. Up a a Hatchet wielding a Bunny Many is creating consternation among Fairfax county va., police authorities. He now has struck twice in two weeks. A Security guard at a new housing development under construction in this Washington ., suburb told police that he came upon a Man Clad in a White Bunny suit with floppy ears whacking away at a porch Post of one of the unfinished houses thursday night. When the guard approached he said the Alice in wonderland figure warned a you Are trespassing. If you come any closer 111 chop off your whereupon the Man hippie chopped off into a nearby Woods. A Man in identical dress was reposed As having startled an air Force Academy Cadet and his Fiance two weeks ago while they parked in a car in the area. He smashed the window of the Auto told the couple they were trespassing then vanished. The Bunny Man has been described As in his twenties and about five feet eight inches tall in his Bare paws. And shot at police. At a news conference following a four hour meeting with top police authorities from 13 cities and states Mitchell announced he will recommend legislation to Cope with the bombers and attackers of police. He said it would Call fax a larger involvement of Federal agencies and intelligence gathering facilities. He did not Rule out the use of military intelligence gatherings Kilia it in the secret service. But a i absolutely opposed anything that suggests the creation of a Federal police Force and that is not under consideration he said. Mitchell said the bombings and police attacks do not arise from the work of a any total National combined synchronized conspiracy combining All the militant groups in this country but do involve a number of such groups Bent on revolution and a whose sole purpose is attacks upon and attempts to kill he said the Law he would propose would pull together and make use a of All intelligence available to the Federal government in the department of Justice and outside Mitchell saw no need for a Law like the War measures act under which the Canadian Cabinet of prime minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau suspended Many civil liberties to crack Down on the secessionist terrorists who kidnapped two officials. So in e ecological i answers Charles Canfield of Arlington explains Forest ecology to Arlington High school students during a recent ecological Field trip on his property. This trip was one of several planned by biology teacher Kenneth Nicholson to give his pupils a first hand exposure to the ecological factors shaping the environment. The students Learned about the mechanics of natural succession How a Field reverts to a Forest by comparing a Virgin stand of Pines

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