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Bennington Banner (Newspaper) - September 24, 1963, Bennington, Vermont Sunny sunny temperature near 60. Clear tonight and not so Cool Low in the 80s. Wednesday fair and warmer High 65 to 70. Yesterdays High 51 Low 23. Today at 7 ., 25. Sunset today 6 47 . Sunrise tomorrow 6 42 Bennington Bennington Vermont tuesday september 24, 1963 Anner established 1841. 60th year no. 19,289 Price 7 cents Putnam Hospital returns $53,962 in Federal Grants by Bob hag fir Man Putnam memorial Hospital has decided to return $53,962.60 of Federal funds which had been allocated for the construction of a new building to House a cancer research Laboratory and facilities for the United counselling service. Hospital administrator Robert d. Stout said this morning the monies were being returned a not because we like to have the i a but because a on balance there appeared to be More disadvantages than advantages in accepting the Hospital Stout said is proceeding with the 7,000-Square foot building estimated to Cost $187,000. Bids were advertised monday the administrator said and Are to be submitted by oct. 16. Construction is scheduled to begin immediately after the acceptance of one of the bids target Date for completion is next june i. Financing of the project will be on a private basis. While contributions will be a gratefully received a Stout said there will be no Public subscription of building fiends. The Hospital and United counselling service first announced plans for the joint project last summer. In february the state Board old Bennington voters approve new zoning Law of health announced that some $39,000 in Federal Hiu Burton funds had been allocated for the project. Later according to Stout the proposed allocation was increased to the figure which has now been turned Down. Stout cited time delay and the Federal controls Over the building As the disadvantages leading the Hospital to return the Federal Grant. A acceptance of the funds a he said a would have obligated us to follow certain Federal construction specifications and doctrines. In so doing according to our estimates the Toal Cost of the building would have been increased by As much As the Federal Grant a in addition a he continued see Hospital continued on Page 12 Senate ratifies test ban treaty by 80-to-19 vote margin of 14 apr the sen history making Washington ate ratified the limited nuclear test ban treaty today. Approval of the pact Banning nuclear weapons testing in the atmosphere in outer space and underwater came after More than two weeks of committee hearings and an equal time of Senate debate. With a two thirds vote of the Senate required for approval the Resolution went through on a 80-19 Roll Call. That was 14 More than the t>6 votes needed with 99 senators recorded. The missing vote was that of the ailing sen. Clair Engle d-calif., who has been reported favouring the treaty. For ratification were 55 democrats and 25 republicans. Opposed were la democrats and 8 republicans. President Kennedy hailing the Senate s action even before the ballot expressed a Delight at this single but substantial step in the direction of his reaction was reported by Senate democratic Leader Mike Mansfield of Montana after the weekly White House breakfast of democratic congressional leaders. Mansfield said Kennedy told the group that if a tax Cut and civil rights legislation can be added to the treaty ratification this will be a historic Congress. The treaty was signed at Moscow aug. 5 by the United states soviet Russia and great Britain. By Darren Bickler the Village of old Bennington monday night enacted a zoning ordinance thus becoming the first of Bennington a four municipalities to have a zoning Law that is currently valid. By a unanimous vote of its taxpayers the Village approved the ordinance at a special meeting in the old Bennington schoolhouse. The ordinance had been previously adopted by Village trustees sept. 3 and presented to voters at two Public hearings in july and August. The ordinance declares old Bennington to be a single residential District. The purpose of the ordinance according to Section i is a to protect the homogeneous residential character of the Village to assure continuance of the Village As a Good area for family life and to maintain the character of the Vil Lage As a setting for historic a Village zoning commission began work on the ordinance More than a year ago after Village counsel George h. Plumb told trustees in May 1962 that an older ordinance adopted in 1932 was a probably not at their Village meeting this year old Bennington ans authorized the equity publishing corp. Of new Hampshire to prepare the Basic draft of the new code. The ordinance adopted monday includes several changes recommended by voters at a Public hearing aug. 13. One change is in a regulation that in the original ordinance specified that no building could be erected less than 60 feet from the Center of a Street. In the adopted ordinance the distance has been changed to 40 feet. See zoning continued on Page 12 Kennedy sounds conservation theme at opening of 10,000-mile trip haitians pursuing rebels provoke dominican clash Santo Domingo a �?the1 latest crisis Between Haiti and the dominican Republic simmered Down to another War of words today after each accused the other of firing across the Border. Haitian troops were reported to have tired monday into a dominican Border town apparently try ing vainly to head off z rebel chief and his band who had just lost a Battle in a haitian Frontier town. sources said the rebels were headed by haitian sex Gen. Leon carnage who last month led a band of exiles in an invasion attempt to overthrow haitian dictator Francois Duva Lier. Milford a. Apr president Kennedy flies Here today for the first of 12 speeches on a Cross country tour which he labelled a a journey to save americans natural the 10,000 mile presidential trip through 12 states was billed As a non political by the White House though Kennedy certainly Pownal m o tiler still critical after i s 7 crash mrs. Lawrence a. Chaffee the 42-year-old Pownal Mother injured in the Auto Accident monday in which her two daughters were killed was reported a still in critical condition but responding to treatment at Putnam memorial Hospital this morning. The Accident in which mrs. Chaffee a northbound Volkswagen collided head on with a car driven by Raymond c. Racicot 36, of 136 Burgess Road is still under investigation by state police states atty. R. Marshall Witten said today. Mrs. Chaffee suffered compound fractures of both legs and see crash victim continued on Page 12 he gop chairman outgoing Bennington Republican town chairman James b. Dash Jibney left exchanges handshake with his successor j. Duncan Campbell of North Bennington. Campbell was elected at a town committee meeting monday night. Hagerman ii recoils i Lino \ Campbell is new cop chairman j. Duncan Campbell of Rice Lane in the town of Bennington was elected monday night chairman of the Bennington Republican town committee to succeed James b. Dash Gibney who did not seek re election. \ Campbell was the Only candidate nominated for the Post by 35 members of the 44-Man committee who turned out for the meeting at the Bennington county courthouse. The new chairman is president of the Bennington display mfg. Co., inc. Campbell has not previously been a member of the town committee but last fall served As an area Campaign coordinator for state Republican candidates. Other officers elected were vue chairman Norton a Arber of old Bennington and treasurer incumbent John Kennedyjr. Of North Bennington. Elected clerk at the town caucus a week ago was mrs. Carol Miller of 225 Washington ave. The town committee also elected its six delegates to the Bennington county Republican committee. They Are Gibney Campbell mrs. Miller John p. Morrissey of 236 unionst., Waldo c. Holden of old Bennington and Thomas d. Cookjr. Of 199 weeks St. Gibney was Given a standing vote of thanks for his several terms service As town chairman. Campbell in taking Over the chairmanship noted that a the town committee is the most important unit in Republican party drawing from the text of the state Republican yearbook he underscored its observation that a Vermont is no longer a one party state. It is therefore All the More important for the town committee to live up to its after some discussion of committee organization the committee approved a motion by John h. Williams ii directing a temporary executive committee made up of Campbell the other officers and county committee delegates to prepare recommendations for a breakdown of the full committee into working subcommittees with the members to serve on each. Tile recommendations Are to be presented to the full committee at a meeting later this fall. Hopes to confront Many thousands of voters along the Way. A bipartisan Aura was Given to the Stop at Milford on the Delaware River in northeastern Pennsylvania. Kennedy put Milford on his itinerary in order to visit the ancestral Home of the late Gifford pin Chot a Republican who twice was governor of the state but who won greater Fame As a the father of Republican gov. William w. Scranton of Pennsylvania was invited to join Kennedy and sen. Joseph s. Clark d-pa., for the formal dedication of the 100-acre Grey towers estate As the pin Chot Institute for conservation. Scranton has been mentioned As a possible gop presidential candidate in 1964. Even before Kennedy a departure from Washington the White House made Public the text of his talk at the Pinchot ceremony. This was the opening passage a i begin today a journey to save americans natural heritage a a journey to preserve the past and protect the this was a reference tothe fact that inspections of conservation and natural resource projects and talks before conservation minded audiences account for virtually All the stops on Kennedy a five Day schedule. Saluting Pinchot who founded the u. S. Forest service with the backing of Republican president Theodore Roosevelt Kennedy said a in the space of a few Short years he made conservation an accepted virtue in the nations pointing to a series of actions and proposals by his administration Kennedy said he began in 1961 a to increase the Pace of resource development and conservation in a variety of he concluded that a if we can continue and expand the pro Grams we have begun a it will be possible to write a a record of saving and using this nations Supply of natural resources to assure a Fuller Richer life for All americans now and for generations to Kennedy was to Fly to Ashland wis., for another conservation speech before addressing an agriculture department a land and people conference in Duluth minn., tonight. Kennedy later will make speaking appearances in North Dakota Montana Wyoming Utah Washington Oregon California and Nevada before going to Palm Springs calif., for a weekend rest. I a. Businesses Are reassured by Sukarno Jakarta Indonesia apr . Ambassador Howard p. Jones has assured american business firms in Indonesia that they face no immediate danger despite last weeks outburst of anti British violence. A spokesman said Jones met with 50 business representatives monday and reviewed what president Sukarno had told him earlier during an hours talk. Sukarno assured Jones the situation throughout Indonesia was Back to Normal. Some americans feared that . Nationals might get caught by a backlash of the hostility to the British sponsored federation of Malysia. The British embassy was sacked and set on fire and British Homes were pillaged by mobs wednesday. The . Government has strongly protested the violence it was sent to the Senate by president Kennedy aug. 8 with these words a while it will not end the threat of nuclear War or outlaw the use of nuclear weapons it can reduce world tensions open a Way to further agreements and a help to ease the threat of opponents who fought vainly to the last contended it jeopardizes National Security freezes a soviet advantage in High of yield weapons and permits the russians to continue development underground in the Small weapons Field where this country now leads. The treaty came under scathing attack from Sens. Richard b. Russell d-ga., chairman of the Senate armed services committee John Stennis d-miss., who Heads its preparedness subcommittee Strom Thurmond d-s.c., and others. Russell voiced fears it might be the first step toward Complete disarmament without the safeguard of inspection. He and the others said they were concerned that soviet moratorium breaking atmospheric tests in 1961 and 1962 put them at an advantage in High yield weapons in anti ballistic weapons system knowledge and in ways to Harden missile emplacements. In the end an overwhelming majority of the Senate went along with the endorsement of the military joint chiefs of staff who said that with four specified safeguards the military a risks and disadvantages a were acceptable. Kennedy in a letter read to the Senate by sen. Everett m. Dirksen r-ill., the Republican Leader gave the Senate a unqualified and unequivocal assurances . Security would be protected under the treaty. He gave assurances that the United states will meet the military a four Points by continuing an aggressive program of underground testing maintaining a healthy Laboratory weapons development program keeping up a readiness to resume atmospheric testing if the russians cheat and expanding and improving its facilities for detecting S.C. cheating As Well As checking on sino soviet atomic Progress. The treaty came to an end of a Long Road monday when proponents beat Back a series of attempts to alter the Resolution of ratification. The senators refused by a 61-33 vote to attach to the pact an a a understanding that it does not inhibit the United states from using nuclear weapons to defend itself or its allies. Another proposal by sen. Barry Coldwater r-ariz., to make ratification subject to the reservation that the soviets first remove their weapons and troops from Cuba was rejected 75tol7. With All other action completed Washington apr Sens. George d. Aiken and Winston l. Prouty Vermont republicans voted today for ratification of the nuclear test ban treaty. Aiken and Prouty voted together on six issues yesterday regarding the treaty. Both joined in the overwhelming rejection of senator Barry Coldwater a cuban reservation which lost by a 75 to 17 vote. Senate democratic Leader Mike Mansfield and Republican Leader Everett m. Dirksen believed they had enough votes to insure ratification. Birmingham leaders of Kennedy a special await arrival emissaries Birmingham Ala. Apr leaders of strife torn Birmingham waited today to Welcome special emissaries sent by president Kennedy to help ease the steel City a prolonged racial tensions. The president met with his representatives Earl Blaik and Kenneth Royall monday after discussing the situation with two delegations from Birmingham. Both groups civic and religious leaders said Blaik and Royall would be Welcome. Blaik is for Mer football coach at the . Military Academy and Royall is a former Secretary of the army. In a statement Kennedy said the men would go to Birmingham a to be of whatever assistance they can in restoring Good communications Between the White and negro communities and in easing the racial tensions which now the president earlier expressed Confidence that the problem could be solved on a local level. Blaik and Royall were appointed last week after four negro girls died in a sept. 15 dynamite blast at a negro Church. Two other negro youths were killed in disorders that followed. . Dist. Judge Clarence w. Allgood monday decried what he called attempts to influence and intimidate a special grand jury called to investigate alleged interference with court school integration orders. The jury earlier indicted eight men including an official and several members of the militantly segregationist National states rights party in connection with demonstrations were designed peaceful implementation court orders. The jury said to obstruct the of the Allgood did not elaborate on his charges of intimidation but asked the jury to investigate them. Raynolds likens Vermont education in to that of i underdeveloped nations by Nancy h Otis Manchester a schools in Vermont were likened to a the underdeveloped nations Here monday morning by Harold c. Raynolds of Pomfret chairman of the state Board of education. Speaking to a Public meeting of the Bennington Rutland supervisory Union District Raynolds asserted that a we must do everything we can to provide Opportunity for general Raynolds criticized Herbert g. Ogden of Hartland who Heads an organization known As a Home Rule a which opposes any kind of consolidation of schools or local government functions. A Ogden does the state of Vermont a real disservice a Raynolds said. Using charts he named subjects offered in Vermont a 83 Public High schools along with the opportunities Given to students. Only 18 schools for example offer adequate courses with Laboratory facilities in physics and Only 54 in chemistry he said. Small schools which might be unable because of facilities or Quality of teaching to prepare students for College would Benefit from uniting Raynolds contended. The Board of education chairman who said he had been called a a crybaby for education a emphasized his concern for the need for a Basic moral discipline and a regard for excellence. In urging More financial support for education he said that �?o$18 million spent annually in Vermont for roads As opposed to $6 million for education is other targets hit were too Low salaries for top level educational jobs overworked superintendents who Are Beholden for their positions to local school boards and the drop out problem. A one of the sorries needs in Vermont a Raynolds said was for adequate school libraries. A a there a not a single school Library in the state that comes up to National of 442 elementary schools questioned last year by the Board 258 reported having no Library facilities at All Only one had a full time librarian. On the High school level in 1961 not one trained librarian was employed. on the inside terms of agreement Between state and new railway corporation a Page 5. Wilmington faces issues of consolidation of Village and town Page 6. It. Snow readying to accommodate 13,000 skiers an hours Page 7. Proper training and equipment increases enjoyment of Bowling says columnist Fred Keppler Page 8. New hat tossed in the Bennington democrats ring for town chairman Page 12. A some school boards done to accept the idea that a trained librarian is important a Raynolds said. He urged teachers and parents to talk to legislators. A we need a groundswell of interest in education a he said a which will get acts passed to provide a More comprehensive educational program for Vermont children. Share the secret a Letitia Tew 7, wearing the number of her school bus on a tag giggles As a classmate in Prince Edward free school Farmville \a., whispers a Story. The other children try to listen in. A photo House begins tax Cut debate key votes expected wednesday Washington apr the House begins debating an ill billion tax Cut today with administration forces fighting against time. The Issue is not whether the biggest tax Cut in . History can be passed. The Kennedy lieutenants problem is to get it through the clogged congressional channels this year and defeat a Republican backed amendment that would cancel the Cut unless a limit is placed on the budget. The key votes in the House Are scheduled wednesday and Are expected to be close. Both sides claimed Victory. The timing problem centers in the Senate where the Bill would collide with the civil rights Issue sure to produce Long debate. Moreover it would be under the jurisdiction of the finance committee whose chairman sen. Harry f. Byrd d-va., opposes tax cuts without spending cuts. By Treasury calculations the Bill would provide the following tax reductions for four per son families for the household of a $5,000 worker $106 a year a $10,000 salaried Man $202 a $30,000 executive $1,004 a $100,000 business Leader $5,278. The Bill would put two thirds of these cuts in effect Jan. I the rest a year later. The corporate income tax would be Cut also in two stages from 52 per cent to 48 per cent. The individual income tax reductions when fully effective Are estimated to total $8.75 billion a year the corporate Cut $2.31 billion. Kennedy has appealed for enactment of the Bill by Jan. I without what he called a a it or a a when conditions. That would require final action in both House and Senate and reconciling of any differences before Congress goes Home this year. Some fiscally conservative democrats in the House Are sure to vote for the spending amendment. Republican leaders have predicted that a great majority of their party will vote against the Bill unless the spending condition is attached. The Republican amendment would provide that the tax Cut would not go into effect unless the president submits estimates of spending totalling not More than $97 billion for the current government bookkeeping year w hich began july i and $98 billion for the succeeding year. Spending now is about $98 billion annually�?$1 billion above the proposed limit for this year a and preliminary plans indicate

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