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Bennington Banner (Newspaper) - September 13, 1966, Bennington, Vermont South Africa names new prime minister income tax hike seen probable if Viet Nam War Cost increases Bennington Banner tuesday september 13, 1966-3 Cape town South Africa up a Justice minister . Vorster today was named to succeed the late Hendrik f. Verwoerd As prime minister of South Africa. He pledged to continue his slain predecessors policies of strict racial segregation. Quot my aim is to walk along the path on which Hendrik Verwoerd fell a Vorster told cheering crowds outside parliament after his election by the ruling nationalist party leaders. He said he would become South africans Quot guiding Light and Vorster 50, was jailed for 18 months during world War ii As a pro nazi sympathizer. He appealed today for support for the Quot fatherland a speaking both in afrikaans and English. The vast crowd broke into applause when Vorster appeared. Many began singing the National Anthem Quot die Stem the voice. Verwoerd was assassinated in parliament sept. 6 by a knife wielding religious fanatic. Balthazar Johannes Vorster was the Iron Man in ver Woerde a eight year government. As Justice minister it was Vorster who was chief enforcer of Laws which have made South Africa almost totally segregated. A caucus of the nationalist party elected Vorster by a unanimous vote. The balloting was held in the same building where Verwoerd 64, was slashed to death by Dmitri to agendas a messenger in the press Section of parliament. Vorster becomes the third youngest prime minister in South african political history. Louis Botha at 47, and Jan Christiaan Smuts at 49, were younger. Informed sources said the Only other top candidate in the political mane vering to succeed Verwoerd transport minister Ben Schoeman withdrew monday night. A Large crowd gathered outside parliament to hear the decision. His election to succeed Verwoerd seemed certain to stir bitterness among Many English speaking South Afri cans particularly those old enough to recall his activities during the War. The Johannesburg newspaper hand Dally mail said in an editorial published today that neither Vorster nor Schoeman were qualified to succeed Verwoerd. Vorster has been Justice minister since 1961. A lawyer by profession he entered parliament in 1952. He is considered As anti Brit Ash As any South african political Leader. Vorster is probably the most controversial figure Ever to become prime minister Here. He is on record As condemning liberalism As Quot Only the forerunner to Washington up a a Johnson administration plan to hike personal and corporate income taxes Quot across the boards emerged today As a distinct possibility of Viet Nam War costs continue to Rise. Hints of an across the Board tax increase were dropped All monday afternoon As Treasury Secretary Henry h. Fowler testified before the House ways amp Means committee in pressing for approval of president Johnson Santl in Flaklon measures. Fowler recalled for further questioning today said that an across the Board increase was considered but rejected by the administration. Instead he said the present moderate program of a 16 month suspension of two tax Breaks for businessmen was suggested. Also rejected were credit controls he said. Accompanying Fowler in appealing for suspension of both the 7 per cent investment tax credit for new tools and machinery and the accelerated depreciation allowance for commercial buildings were com Merce Secretary John t. Connor and budget director Charles l. Schultze. The administration officials took the position they could not advise Quot at this time if higher taxes were needed to Cool Down the overheated Economy. They stressed they would have to Walt to see How the course of the War was affecting revenues How much Congress tacks on to administration budget requests and How much Johnson can pare spending. Johnson demonstrated his commitment to Economy tuesday when he vetoed As Quot inflationary a Bill which would have provided $90 million a year in liberalized life insurance benefits for upper Echelon Federal employees. Quot the Bill goes far beyond my recommendations a and far beyond anything the american taxpayer should be asked to pay for at this time a he told newsmen in explaining the veto a his second this year and the sixth since he became president. The measure would have raised the maximum insurance coverage for Federal employees in higher salary grades from $20,000 to $42,000. Johnson had proposed an increase to $30,000. Five lines opposes Penn Central merger tax benefits become casualties of War Washington up a president Johnson says he wants to suspend the 7 per cent investment tax credit Only for 16 months. But it is beginning to look As though businessmen better kiss this particular tax Benefit goodbye a at least for As Long As the Viet Nam War goes on. It would not be the first War casualty. Early in the year lady. Your fall Bonnet is Here Dryad ales free parking armory lot next door Only i More week for. Golden sleep Sale Sale ends sat sept 17 Puri Tut incorporated 320 Elm Street phone 442-5131 Bennington Vermont continue up from new poet office Johnson told Congress that the country could not afford to go ahead full Stream with the War on poverty while making War on the Viet Cong too. More recently the Treasury has been hinting that elimination of the . Balance of payments deficit will have to Awalt an end to the hostilities in Southeast Asia. A similar Fate appears to be in store for the investment tax credit the enactment of which Johnson said reflected his administration s commitment Quot to a High investment High research High growth the administration Bill now before the House ways amp Means committee would suspend the credit until Jan. I 1968, at which time it would be restored. On monday Treasury Secretary Henry h. Fowler assured the committee that the suspension represented Only Quot a temporary sacrifice of Long run benefits a designed to temper Lafal Flonary pressures that were Only Quot Short Fowler bold the committee that he regarded the credit not Only As a permanent part of the tax system but also As one that should be suspended Quot Only in times of Active hostilities at least on a scale such As characterizes the present in Short of the War is still going on a year from now a and chances Are it will be a and the Economy is just As hot then ifs hard to see How the administration could avoid asking Congress to continue keeping the 7 per cent credit on ice beyond Jan. I 1968. New York up a the Legal staffs of five railroads today were arrayed against the scheduled oct. I merger of the new York Central and Pennsylvania railroads. Four lines monday followed the Lead of the Erie Lackawanna in taking court action against the consolidation. Jointly seeking a temporary Federal court restraining order were Norfolk amp Western Chesapeake amp Ohio and Baltimore amp Ohio railroads. Erie Lackawanna had made a similar move last week. The fourth line Chicago and Eastern Illinois obtained a show cause order from judge Richard h. Levet. The action returnable today Calls on the Pennsylvania and sen. Dirksen holds key to Fate of housing Bill Washington up a president Johnson has made it official a if there was Ever any doubt a the Fate of his Quot open housing civil rights Bill in the Senate depends largely on gop Leader Everett m. Dirksen. Though he expressed Hope for its passage the chief executive conceded monday that the measure had run Entov Quot some problems in the Senate that appear to be very Johnson made the assessment during an Impromptu news conference in his White House office. Quot i would Hope a the president added Quot that we could find some Way to get his Dirk sen s support because i think whether it passes or fails will depend largely upon what the minority Leader does about a vote to Cut off the filibuster is scheduled for late wednesday afternoon both sides expect it to full. Senate democratic Leader Mike Mansfield is expected to drop the Bill before the end of the week. Dark Send a principal opposition is aimed at the provision calling for a partial ban on poor winnings Stoke on Trent England up a a mathematics professor equipped with a computer was hired recently by one of the Large British Bingo chains to produce a Bingo card that would reduce the number of winners and make the prize higher. Tuesday night the cards were introduced at the Bingo parlor Here and 600 people won simultaneously. Each received two cents. In doubt. About which fuel Oil is Best try. M0bilheat i Mobil i it Burns clean to give you All the heat you pay fori Call 2-6343 today 113 depot St. Dial 2-6343 Bennington residents of la states vote today in primary elections United Presa International primary election Battles were being waged in la states today with the Impact of big names gop Hopes for gubernatorial gains and the sting of Quot White backlash All getting a trial by ballot. Nominations for nine govern nor ships six . Senators and 74 seats in the . House of representatives were at stake in this the biggest primary Day of 1966. Winners stand for election in the nov. 8 general elections. In the Massachusetts and Wisconsin democratic gubernatorial Battles the lingering Appeal of the Kennedy name was put to the test. Vice president Humphrey was linked with one of the Wisconsin hopefuls. President Johnson a policies figured in most of the democratic contests including the Republican attempts to displace democratic governors in Arizona Maryland Minnesota and Vermont. Humphrey figured heavily in the Minnesota race for the democratic nomination for the governorship sought by it. Gov. A. A Sandy Keith and incumbent gov. Karl Rolvaag. The vice presidents support for Keith in the democratic far Mer labor party fight could affect his political prestige should Keith lose. Rolvaag refused endorsement at the a Fly a june convention was Riding an apparent wave of voter support prompted by the Keith led move to dump him after one term in office. The Winner of the primary was expected to face Republican Harold Levan Der. Quot White backlash could play a role in the Massachusetts and Maryland voting. In Maryland democratic contenders clashed Over open housing during their campaigns. When polls close today in these states and in new Hampshire Colorado new Jersey Rhode Island and Utah Only Georgia Washington state and Hawaii must vote to Complete the 1966 primary season. Georgians vote wednesday. In Massachusetts a former aide to president John f. Kennedy Kenneth p. Of Donnell was the underdog in a race against former state atty. Gen. Edward j. Mccormack jr., Nephew of House speaker John a Mccormack. The Winner will face Republican gov. John a Volpe. The possible backlash reaction came in the fight Between Boston mayor John f. Collins and former gov. Endicott Chub Peabody for the . Senate nomination. A third Democrat in the race was Thomas Boylston Adams a Lineal descendent of two . Presidents. Collins has taken a stand against Quot civil disobedience a repudiating the tactics of civil rights militants. Peabody is a civil rights Liberal whose Mother was once jailed in a rights demonstration. The Winner of the democratic nomination will face atty. Gen. Edward a Brooke a Republican who seeks to be the first negro to serve in the Senate since reconstruction. He contends the rights Issue is irrelevant in the Campaign. Unlike o Donnell Wisconsin set. Gov. Patrick j. Lucey is leading a group of four other democrats in a gubernatorial bid in which he is strongly linked with the Kennedy name. He managed the late presidents winning 1960 primary in Wisconsin. The Wisconsin democrats seek to dump Republican gov. Warren Knowles who is unopposed for renomination. Luceyk a biggest Challenge is from democratic National committeeman David Curley some of whose backers favored Humphrey in 1960. Primary campaigning in Maryland could bring a Quot backlash vote against rep. Carlton r. Sickles one of eight democrats seeking the nomination to succeed outgoing gov. J. Millard Tawas. Sickles a Liberal called for a total state ban on housing discrimination while the other major contender atty. Gen. Thomas a Finan favored exempting private Homes As in the House passed civil rights Bill now before the . Senate. When Sickles swung his support to the modified open occupancy provisions in the House Bill negro groups called him a turncoat. Finan was believed to enjoy a slight Edge. Nationwide republicans Hope to shake Loose the present 33-17 democratic grip on governorships. Their Hopes rest in part on Baltimore county executive aspirant t. Agnew in Maryland who will oppose the Winner of the flan Sickles Battle. The Bennington Banner telephones business. .442-4300 newsroom. .442-2800 advertising. .442-2684 the Bennington Banner is published Dally except sunday and Legal holidays at 428 main St., Bennington vt., 15201 by the Banner publishing corporation. Members of United press International which is entitled exclusively to use Tor republication of All local news printed in this newspaper As Well As All up news dispatches. Home delivery by Carrier and motor delivery log per Day subscription rates by mall for 50-Mue radius and All Vermont 3 months $6.30, 6 months $11.70, i year $22.50 elsewhere in the . 3 months $7.00 6 months $13.00 i year $25.00 second class postage paid at Bennington. It. 05201 shaky future foreseen for British Commonwealth new York Central to show cause Why the merger approved by the interstate Commerce commission i c should be allowed to go into effect. Then amp we amp of and a amp of lines claimed inc approval was illegal and asked the court to order the commission to suspend its approval pending further hearings. They claimed it would be almost impossible to Settle further problems in the Case without additional inc hearings should the merger be consummated. Specifically the three lines objected to the inc ruling that the combined line indemnify the Erie Lackawanna Delaware amp Hudson and Boston amp Maine railroads for any Revenue losses arising from the merger. Discrimination in the Sale and rental of housing. But he also has called the two sections which would eliminate Blas in the selection of Federal and state juries other sections of the House passed Bill would give the attorney general new Power to initiate civil rights suits strengthen Federal Laws protecting civil rights workers and negroes and provide criminal penalties for persons crossing state lines to incite riots. By . Thaler London up a grudgingly but realistically britons have begun to envisage the possibility of a collapse of the British Commonwealth. Those who consider the Loose alignment a substitute for a lost Empire which provides Britain with world wide stature Are trembling at the thought of its possible disintegration and want it averted even at High Cost. But others who consider the Commonwealth a wholly inadequate Empire substitute Are getting ready to accept its disappearance. The end of the Commonwealth would be a pity they argue but by no Means a disaster it May even prove salutary to Britain a problems in the Long run. The Issue was spotlighted by a Commonwealth leaders conference in London and the rumblings that preceded it. Conflicting interests the tensions within the Commonwealth which have been raised to a dangerous pitch by the Rhodesia crisis have progressively weakened the eroding alignment. The links which tied it More closely at its inception have been progressively loosened. Experts predict a further decay because of the increasing difficulty to satisfy the conflicting interests of All its members a White asian and african. Self interest has been in the View of close observers one of the major criteria which has helped to hold it together so far. But this they contend is not enough to save it. One of Britain s leading magazines the economist contends that in the past decade the Commonwealth probably has done Britain More harm than Good. It would be a great pity of it were lost but Quot it is arguable that not very much would be lost now if the Commonwealth were to disintegrate a it said. Many ties continue the economist holds that bilateral relations would not cease in such event. Functional organizations could continue valuable curiosities from Cricket matches to the Low Commonwealth press rate could go on. A stronger argument still has come from the conservative Spectator which is close to some key members of the conservative Shadow Cabinet. In its View Britain has everything to gain by allowing the Commonwealth to break up. Britain would no longer be singled out for afro asian abuse it would not feel obliged to bribe recalcitrant members with open ended offers of Aid or to break Sterling a Back with a crippling system of internal British opinion is that the tonal financial arrangements Commonwealth to survive will whatever the final outcome. Have to change. Black Diamond guitar strings si.65 set Noveck Shultz inc. 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