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Bennington Banner (Newspaper) - September 20, 1966, Bennington, Vermont Dirksen filibuster succeeds in killing civil rights Bill House members seek Compromise in Powell Gibbons controversy Bennington Banner tuesday september 20, 1966�?3 Washington up a there were tiers of empty seats in the Senate galleries. The final speeches seemed almost desultory. The civil rights Bill of 1966 went Down to defeat not with a bang but a whimper. The Senate administered the coup de Grace to the controversial a open housing Quot rights measure monday when it refused for the second time to end a two week filibuster inspired by gop Leader Everett m. Dirksen iu., against the Bill. The vote for cloture or halting debate was 52 to 41�?io votes Short of the required two thirds majority. A similar attempt last wednesday was Defeated 54 to 42, also Short of the Mark by to votes. After nine years of legislating major civil rights advances for the american negro the Senate walked at a Bill that would have banned discrimination in the Sale or rental of Large apartment buildings and Homes in new subdivisions about 40 per cent of the nations housing. Because even president John whose implacable opposition to the open housing Section killed the Bill. Before he set the Bill aside monday Senate democratic anti filibuster vote on the 1964 rights Bill swung to the opposition against the 1966 version. It seems Clear now that there Leader Mike Mansfield in a was no National consensus thoughtful speech said the demanding open housing As entire Senate not just Dirksen there was for the voting a was to blame. A whatever employment Public Accomma blame there is attaches to us nations and other provisions of All a a he said. The civil rights legislation of the House passed the Bill by 1957, 1960, 1962, 1964 and 1965. A margin of 259 to 157, with 38 Washington up a House members caught in the collision path Between rep. Adam Clayton Powell and his congressional critics were Hunting frantically today for a crash proof Compromise. Powell the controversial new away from Powell Hia authority York Democrat who has headed to push or delay legislation to re Hajj a and fire members and to disburse funds from the committee budget. He also Gibbons said he had More than tile 16 votes needed to put a new set of rules through the 31-member committee. Powell kept his own counsel but he did not concede. Gibbons proposal would take members who had supported the 1964 civil rights Bill opposing the latest measure. In the Senate a two thirds vote was required to halt the Southern filibuster. On mondays final Roll Call three democrats and 13 republicans who supported the successful great alarm Coldham England up a Jack Piper thinks he got the Best part of the Deal after taking a Parrot As part of the Down payment on a car. Piper said a she makes a great burglar the House education and labor committee for five of his 22 years in Congress was giving no ground in his fight against a w0uld require the chairman to plan to strip him of his chairman s Powers. Just As firm was rep. Sam Gibbons a two term Florida Democrat who is the Public Leader of the Effort to turn Over the committee s reins to a a trusteeship Quot of six senior members. Recognize any member for any purpose during committee meetings. The floridian said the changes were necessary because Powell had abused his Powers notably in holding up authorize a third year of the War on poverty., Powell has replied by charging Gibbons with anti negro Bias and claiming that the Tampa Democrat not himself was responsible for the Antipoverty Bill snarl. Between the extremes a Powell for the status quo and Gibbons for a clean sweep a Large group of members were looking for some Way to solve the dispute with As much Reform but As Little bloodletting As possible. Committee members generally refused to Tell newsmen How they would vote if Gibbon s plan was put on the table thursday but they made no action on the $1.75 billion Bill to Bones of their unhappiness. House passes pension measure against administration wishes raise the Cost pictured by Many As the Man Washington up a the Senate May House passed and sent to the further. Senate monday legislation that the Bill would for the first would boost non service con time waive All test of disability son tabbed him As the a key Quot to nested veterans pension costs for men 65 or Over. They would passage of the Bill Dirksen was by $101 million a year against be presumed to be disabled and administration wishes. The could qualify for pensions if unemployed and below income limits of $1,800 if single and $3,000 if married. Cost of living increases averaging 5.4 per cent would also be provided for 1,830,411 War veterans widows and children amendment would permit prayer in Public schools Washington up a the a speech at times reminiscent Senate finally finished with the of a revival meeting he said ill starred civil rights Bill was the a moral future of America Quot knee deep in a new controversy was involved in the drive to today this time Over the a clarify Quot the High court s supreme courts ruling on prayer ruling prayer in Public schools. Ridiculing some of the local the key Man in the prayer edicts that have resulted from controversy As in the civil the ruling Dirksen said one rights impasse was Senate suburban school District in Republican Leader Everett Illinois was told it could use a Mckinley Dirksen 111. He acted nativity scene in a Christmas to precipitate the new Battle presentation if it was done in a monday As soon As the civil a cultural rights Bill was shelved for this Quot How in gods name can you session. Present the Manger in a a Dirksen offered his cons Titu cultural vein Quot and make it tonal amendment to permit have any meaning Quot he asked voluntary school prayer As a Quot How stupid. How silly Quot substitute for a routine Bill. In warning that a this Issue is not going to die Quot Dirksen said t .1l. Pc he would bring his amendment contusion reigns Back next year of he alls Roget Nottingham England 14 approved this time. He said up a Edward Pell called he was determined to see the police when he and his wife school controversy a settled spotted two suspicious men in a 311 1 settled car near their Home. A squad Hatch the House passed and sent to the White House monday legislation to create a 12-member, bipartisan committee to study the Hatch act the Law preventing government employees from political activities. Cubans the House approved and sent to the Senate monday legislation that would permit 165,000 refugees from Castro scuba to apply for . Citizenship. The Bill would whose total Benefit checks last authorize the cuban citizens if year ran to $1.9 billion. Other congressional news food House Senate negotiators reached agreement on a $5 billion food for peace program monday to continue the . Fight against world hunger for two More years. The Compromise Bill was basically the version passed by the Senate last month. It was $1.6 billion less than requested by pres Dent Johnson and about the same amount below the House figure. Ducks the House passed a Bill monday which would empower the Interior depart ment to hike the Cost of Federal Duck Hunting Stamps from $3 to $5. Proceeds from the stamp which has been at $3 since 1949, have gone to buy Bird Refuge land. Backers of the Bill said a higher Price was needed to meet a the skyrocketing land from Headquarters quickly arrived and apprehended the men who turned out to be plainclothes detectives staking out a suspect. In the confusion the suspect disappeared. I .8. Buildup in Thailand under inquiry in Senate Washington up a the was no secret that there Are Senate foreign relations com about 25,000 . Servicemen Mittee opens an inquiry into the mostly airmen in Thailand a a american buildup in Thailand fact the Pentagon has yet to today. Chances for Public admit publicly disclosure of its findings were Thailand has been a silent slim. Partner in the buildup and is in marked contrast to the now reported to have become open often fiery hearings the the base of most of the air committee held on Viet Nam strikes being flown by . Policy these sessions promised airmen against North Vietnam to keep american doings in the Mese targets Southeast asian nation Well there Are reports of the veiled. Construction of bases and port assistant Secretary of state facilities which would bring the 10c per Day William p. Bundy was called to number of bases available for subscription rates by mail for so miss testify before the panel headed jets to at least eight Complete radius and ail Vermont 3 months $6.30, by sen. J. William Fulbright with rail and Highway lines for 6 mone\mwhiie0in\hus$22�?~80 dark a who Haa expressed suppliers. Concern about Lack of informal Thailand is nestled Between Tion on . Commitments to Burma on the East Laos and the thais. Cambodia on the West. 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