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Bennington Banner (Newspaper) - September 14, 1963, Bennington, Vermont Sunny Cool sunny and Cool with his temperatures in upper 50s. Variable winds to Miles an hour. Tonight fair and Cool. Bennington Vermont saturday september 14, 1963 Bennington Panner established 1841. 60th year no. 19,282 Price 7 cents net Nam net widens violence flares anew doctor lawyers jailed it was mkt this Rafael Rodrigue Leader of 89 cuban refugees who sailed for five Days to Mexico and Freedom tells his own Story below. The picture above shows some of men who came with him. Mexican immigration authorities a Cozumel Mexico allowed the men to land their boat renamed by them from Imi to a photo Saigon South Viet Nam apr the secret police drive against anti government activity a heretofore entered on Buddhist and student opposition a has broadened to the ranks of vietnamese professional men official sources said Friday. A physician and three lawyers were reported under arrest on suspicion of working against president Ngo Dinh diem a administration. Official informants and medical sources speaking privately listed the prisoners As prof. Dao due Hoanh a doctor who has served in one of Saigon a biggest hospitals and on the medical faculty of the University of Saigon. Attorney Trail Dinh thao a former minister of National education and Secretary of state for Justice. Attorney Hoang quog Tan an news Brief likes sunday Beer Brattleboro apr gov. Philip h. Hoff says he favors Sale of Beer in stores on sundays. Hoff made the comment during a question and answer period thursday at a Junior chamber of Commerce meeting open to the Public. New Hampshire now authorizes Beer sales in stores on sundays. S3.7 million subsidy Washington apr the civil aeronautics Board proposed Friday to pay Northeast airlines $3.7 million a year in subsidy to support its operations North of n�1 v York City. The order was made effective immediately but will not become final unless no objections Are filed within to Days. To address i in. Washington apr president Kennedy will deliver this nation s opening speech at the . General Assembly next Friday his Newport r.i., weekend Headquarters announced Friday. Christian i Iii tvs no Athens Greece apr the primate of the Church of Greece orthodox archbishop Chrysso Stomos rejected Friday the papal Appeal for Unity and denounced the roman Catholic Church As a capitalist and the Leader of the greek Church in harsh terms accused the roman Church of trying to win away converts from the orthodox Faith. Senator improving Washington apr sen. Clair Engle s office said Friday he is not in critical condition after brain surgery and continues a to improve but it will take a month or two to determine his capacity for work. The staff and attending doctors declined direct comment on stories in California newspapers that the California Democrat is suffering from an inoperable brain tumor which has left him partially paralysed unable to talk and in grave condition. In California Engle s brother Fred californians state director of conservation Camps denied that the senator is paralysed. Other member of the Saigon bar association. On the other Side of the world Viet names political religious crisis remained a prime topic at the 61-nation inter parliamentary Union conference in Belgrade Yugoslavia. Cey Lonese Delegate Mait Hripa la Senanayake challenged mrs. Ngo Dinh Nhuy a denial that there was persecution of buddhists in South Viet Nam. He called their treatment by diem a government a a serious violation of human rights and a a threat to world barred by conference rules from the floor the presidents dynamic official hostess planned to present her rebuttal in a news conference saturday. Birmingham new warning in schools Birmingham Ala. A persistent angry protests against school integration in Birmingham brought a warning Friday of possible Federal prosecution. White students continued to Boycott newly desegregated schools Here and at Tuskegee although attendance was higher than thursday. Teen age demonstrators shouting rebel yells and waving anti negro placards and Confederate flags tried again to get students in still segregated schools to join in a sympathy walkout. The Effort fell Flat for the most part. In Huntsville and Mobile where racial barriers also fell recently under Federal court orders negro and White students went to class together again without incident. The scene in Mobile was peaceful in contrast to thursdays demonstration which resulted in arrest of 54 students. A spokesman for the anti negro National states rights party said he and three of his aides have been subpoenaed by a specially convened . Grand jury meeting Here next monday. Or. Edward r. Fields the party a information director and editor of the party a publication a the Thunderbolt a pledged to continue a Campaign a to establish White private a statement from the office of . Attorney Macon l. Weaver said the grand jury was called to determine if anyone has unlawfully tried to obstruct Federal court school desegregation orders. on the inside questions and answers about the Bennington regional planning commission a Page 2. Jean Wassick overhears things at the Racetrack a Page 3. Sumner Kean discusses the chronic water shortage in Pownal a Page 4. The banners weekly building and Home improvement Page a Page 7. Many churches resume sunday school sessions a Page 8. In Cuba travel probe in arms of emf Faw a Capitol police drag a demonstrator from the hearing room of the House in american activities committee after a near riot broke out the demonstration broke out after committee chairman Edwin i Bis d i a., ordered applauding spectators from the room during hearing on students unauthorized visit to Cuba. A photo . To inspect bases in Antarctic Region Washington apr the United states served notice Friday it will carryout an inspection of bases in Antarctica including the four maintained by the soviet Union a Between november and March. The inspection right is Given under a 1959 treaty which bound the United states and 11 other nations to use Antarctica Only for peaceful purposes. The state department said in a statement that the formal inspection a is not based on any anticipation that there have been treaty violations. A the statement said the United states has advised the other treaty nations that it would Welcome an inspection of . Bases . Officials refused to say whether there had been any formal objections raised but indicated that there were. However the objections apparently Are not serious enough to prevent the operation from going Forward. Officials Here emphasized that the United states has no reason to believe there have been any violations of treaty provisions limiting the use of bases to peaceful purposes but is exercising its right to make such a determination through inspection. There Are 36 principal stations maintained in the Antarctic by treaty agreement. The soviet in Kennedy or. Tiling Boston a Joseph p. Kennedy father of the president will enter new England Baptist Hospital today for what was Des scribed As removal of a skin lesion. He will be brought from his summer Home at Hyannis port and returned the same Day. The former ambassador to great Britain has been in poor health since suffering a stroke in december 1961. Ion has four Active stations and two others which Are not la eing operated. Besides the United states and the soviet Union other Powers who signed the treaty include Argentina Australia Belgium Chile France Japan new zealand Norway South Africa and the United kingdom. Is tax Ait Worth it says gof p Washington apr House republicans asserted Friday a tax Cut proposed in an administration backed Bill awaiting House action would amount to Only a cigarette Money for the average wage earner. Nine of the to Gap members of the ways and Means committee charged also in a minority report that an amendment proposed by the Treasury department would result in a $4.4-billion Windfall to big business Over the next to years. The 10th Republican rep. Howard h. Baker of Tennessee did not sign the report. The committee approved the Bill Early this week it is scheduled for House debate sept. 24. The republicans said they oppose a tax Cut at this time and called the measure a an integral part of an Over All fiscal program of planned deficits a a tax Cut on borrowed a students remain defiant Washington apr weeping College girls and youths in beatnik garb were hauled screaming and shouting from a House hearing room Friday in a violent Windup of two Days of excitement on Capitol Hill. While members of the House committee on in american activities questioned Youthful americans who defied a state department ban and w ent to Cuba police wagons a sirens wailing hauled off five Young people who noisily protested the inquiry. All were released later. Police officials said Capitol Hill had never experienced such a series of violent outbreaks As occurred during the hearing. And As the hearing neared its end new violence exploded inside the House caucus room. Thirteen demonstrators some of them shrieking As police held their arms behind them a were carried from the room after they applauded defiant criticism of the committee by a girl who made the cuban journey. It was the third and by far the toughest show of police Force in the hearing room itself. A let them alone a shouted others in the hearing room packed by some 300 spectators newsmen and two dozen visiting congressmen. At the main Entrance to the big office building across Independence Avenue from the Capitol police literally threw out the demonstrators. Some of them tumbled Down the Long Marble stairway to the sidewalk. One of the final witnesses was Catherine Prensky 20, a student at City College of new York. She told the committee a socialism is the Way to end racism and under socialism we can have con see violence continued on Page 2 still doubtful backs a treaty Washington apr the limited nuclear test ban treaty gained an influential Backer Friday when sen. Henry m. Jackson announced he would vote for it. The Washington Democrat is considered one of the Senate s top military experts. Jackson said a my heart is not leaping up Over the pact but with the safeguards assured to protect the nations Security a i believe that the Senate May prudently give its advice and consent to but sen. John Stennis d-miss., chairman of the Senate preparedness subcommittee firmly maintained his opposition. He told the Senate the pact would permit the soviet Union to a leap Frog further ahead of us in nuclear weaponry in one to three years. Bennington a grand list is lip the tax picture could brighten by Marren by kit r the prospects for a higher grand list and a lower tax rate in the Village of Bennington Are the brightest they have been in to years Francis j. Hogan chairman of the town listers said Friday. For a number of years new construction was just Able to balance the removal of taxable properties from the tax Rolls and As a result according to Hogan the grand list remained Static. The picture changed a couple of years ago however when two Chain supermarkets and the Paradise restaurant put up commercial buildings Here with High assessments. Since then new construction has boosted the grand list substantially each year. Plans for new commercial buildings in the Village indicate that in the next few years the grand list will reach new Heights. And a High rate of new Home construction shows no slim of slackening. Oil several Large building projects now on the drawing boards eventually materialize a Hogan said a Village taxpayers can expect in the near future a higher grand list to be reflected in a lower tax the outside town is already beginning to realize the benefits of new construction. This year the grand list went Way up and taxes went Down. During the lean years when the grand list had trouble holding its own property taxes from a number of commercial buildings in the Village were lost after the buildings were either destroyed by fire torn Down or abandoned by their occupants. Notable examples Are the Margolin Block on North Street the Harte Block on main Street Scottie Manor on Elm Street the Vermont National Bank building on Putnam Square the Cooper machine shop and the Bradford Mill both on East main Street. In addition the former Nelson building Between North and de pot streets was sold to the Village for use As a storage building. A number of residential properties with High assessments were purchased by religious organizations or school districts and were As a result no longer taxable. Property was acquired on school and Gage streets for instance for the construction of Bennington Catholic High school. The Bennington graded school District bought property on main Street and on pleasant Street. The old Graves and Prentice residences on Hillside Street were replaced by the second congregational Church and the Church bought a Home for its pastor on Crescent Boulevard. The first Baptist Church bought property on main Street and the first methodist Church acquired the former Harry Greenberg Home on Observatory Street. See grand list continued on Page 7 til at vill is it sounds again Engineer William Burk Boe sounds Tho whistle As Tho first payload on Rutland railway tracks in nearly two years made its Way tuesday from Bennington to North Bennington. The diesel locomotive has been leased by Ben Mont papers to shuttle boxcars loaded with its gift wrap products to the North Bennington Yard Tor pick up by the Boston and Maine Railroad. For a picture Story of that first run see Page a staff photo Slagerman cuban Leader tells own Story of bringing out of the Island those who do not wish to live under a communist dictatorship. The evil has to tx1 torn out by the roots. I have men in the Scambray mountains Many men who Are struggling to overthrow the infamous Castro dictatorship. We shall return to them the sooner the better. Our Homeland is full of russians. They Are in a world apart without Contact with the cuban people. But it is they who dictate. That we can not tolerate. The people suffer increasingly worse hunger and privation. Most do not even have shoes. Invited foreigners who with a big show and flourish Are shown Castro scuba Are also Segre Cozumel Mexico apr ninety five per cent of my compatriots Are not communists. If they had the Opportunity All of them would do what we did leave our beloved Island. Either that or with weapons and an Opportunity they would overthrow Fidel Castro lie cause it is impossible to eat or to live in our country. Neither i nor the biggest majority of my friends fled Cuba with the intention of sitting Back and enjoying ourselves. We want to we have to. Return div dual migrant workers to to Cuba at the earliest possible choose where they wish to live Opportunity to organize More sex was Rausti j Friday night by expeditions such As this one. Win a Merer owner of Southern but it is not merely a question Vermont Orchards. Owner held for arson after House car Burn gated from the cuban people. No Contact with them is permitted. In Short visitors see Only what the Castro regime wants them to see. This was the Case with the group of american students which visited Cuba recently at Castro a invitation. Nobody is beaten to death in Cuba. They Are mentally tortured or allowed to die slowly from Lack of food and other necessities. I was a prisoner for 41 Days in the Fortaleza de in Cabana and i know that 30 or 40 death sentences Are carried out daily. Words fail me in expressing gratitude for the manner in which we have been treated by the mexican people. We shall return to the struggle. How migrant workers live opinions vary at Orchard Douglas h. Britch. 40, of 114 Rollin St., Bennington was held in Bennington county jail last night on a charge of arson. His arrest followed investigations by state and Village police into two separate fires yesterday which destroyed his Home owned by his wife Joan and his car. States atty. R. Marshall Witten said Britch would probably appear at a special arraignment this morning to answer the charge of setting the House afire with gasoline. About 3 . Friday the Bennington Village fire department responded to a Call to douse a Blaze in Britch s car parked in front of the Rollin Street House. By the time they arrived the Auto was totally destroyed. Twelve hours later Village firefighters were again called to the scene to put out a Blaze that apparently started in a storage room in the rear of the Britch residence. The fire quickly spread to the adjoining Kitchen and bathroom then threatened to engulf the entire House. It damaged Walls and ceilings in the storage room and Kitchen and burned mattresses and clothing. Firemen were forced to chop away part of the roof to douse flames under the eaves. Smoke was cleared from the House with smoke ejectors. Mrs. Britch was not Home when the fire started firemen said and was reportedly out picking up her two Young children at school. Friday the the i Kef Entz a fires Friday morning and afternoon destroyed the car and damaged the Home of or. And mrs. Douglas la. Britch of 114 Rollin St. Here smoke is pouring rom the window of a storage room in which the fire is believed to have started. Staff photo a Grimm Meyer s comments came in reply to queries from a reporter concerning the use of allegedly sub Standard housing at his Orchards near the Bennington Pownal town line. Differing views by Meyer and his Crew Leader Wesley Holmes As to tile capacity of a new residential building at the Orchard also made assessment of the situation More difficult. The Banner Friday printed a report of Pownal health officer or. Roderick j. Humphreys that workers were living in a barn which he has already condemned As unfit for human habitation and two other buildings a a House and another barn a which he feels should also be condemned. The Story however erroneously suggested that the Motel Type quarters built by Meyer last year was filled to the 64-person capacity for which Meyer claims it was designed. According to Meyers description the building has 16 units each 12 by 12 feet and each intended to House four workers. At one end of the building is a two stall Shower a Kitchen and common room dining area. The building has Central Oil heating and hot and cold water but no flush toilets. Dry privies Are located in separate buildings to the rear. These were approved by or. Humphreys if kept in adequate condition. Meyer said he currently has slightly More than 40 workers on the payroll. Of this number he said some 36 Are members of the Crew managed by Holmes while the others Are so called a a independents a workers who come to the Orchard on their own and Are largely self sufficient. Concerning the Crew Meyer said he had assumed they had All been housed by Holmes at the new building with its presumably ample capacity. Some of these he continued for some reason had moved to the older buildings. Their decision to do so he suggested was a prerogative which they had a right to exercise for whatever reason. Meyer also noted that one Independent who has been coming to the Orchard for some 15 years has his own room in one of the barns to which he always returns. Meyer saw no reason Why he should t be allowed to do so. The Orchard owner agreed that he had a Basic responsibility for the migrant Crew but indicated see migrants continued on Page 2

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