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Welcome Editorial, Final Waterway Arguments Due Delivery Here May 18 Supporters and opponents of the proposed Champlain Waterway are expected to make what will probably be their final arguments on the controversial Issue -at a public hearing in Burlington's City Hall beginning at 10 a.m. May 18. The International Joint Commission has scheduled the public hearing in Burlington to hear (he latest arguments before it hammers 1 out its final report and recommendations to the governments of the United States and Canada. At this stage of developments, all indications are that opponents of the proposed waterway are on the verge of victory against the proposal that has been making news for three decades. The latest study of the improved waterway began in 1962 and has been the stage for sometimes bitter conflict. The waterway would run from the St. Lawrence River through Lake Champlain to the Hudson River at Albany. Supporters . of the waterway rgue that it would aid the region's economy by providing cheap water transportation. Op State's Attorney, City Grand Juror Resign Chittenden County State's Atty. John C. Fitzpatrick and City Grand Juror Alan F. Sylvester announced withdrawal from public office Friday to devote full time to private law practice. Gov. Hoff is expected to ap point Burlington attorney Patrick J. Leahy to fill F 1 t Z D t- rick's unexpired term. S y 1 v e s-ter said he had submitted his resignation to the City Council and would Leahy remain in the office no later than tiie middle of the month. Both men assumed office in January 1965. Leahy is a 1964 graduate of Georgetown University Law School and has been affiliated with the law firm of Black, Wilson and Hoff. He is currently assistant city attorney and resides with his ? FREE i SUMMER : STORAGE ! FREE ;J MOTH PROOFING of Winter Clothes WHEN CLEANED V AND PRESSED : BY us . . . ;? 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The report came to the conclusion that the cost of the waterway project would greatly outweigh any savings in transportation. Charles R. Ross, a Vermonter who is a member of the IJC, said from Washington Thursday that, in the past, the IJC has followed the recommendations of its special boards "in about 90 per cent of the cases." "Sometimes the IJC has revised or even rejected the reports," said Ross. "But, in the overwhelming majority of cases, the recommendations of Fitzpatrick Sylvester wife and two children at 100 N.i Winooskl Ave. Law enforcement officers in the Chittenden County area expressed regret over the loss of the two attorneys. High In praise was Chittenden Municipal Court Judge Ed ward J. Costello. "I think the state and county have been most fortunate in having the services of these two able prosecutors," said Costello. "I think in the case of state's attorney, it points to the fact he has devoted virtually full time to the position. Litterbug Student A University of Vermont student who tossed a paper bag and empty milk shake containers out a car window has been fined $20 in Chittenden Municipal Court for dumping trash on a highway. Robert E. Moulton, 18, of Pearl Street Extension, Essex Junction, pleaded guilty to the offense Friday. South Burlington Police Chief Richard G. Carter said he was seated in his crosier when he saw the bag and containers tossed from a car window on Wililston Road Thursday afternoon. mm IUREAU FORECAST TO 7:00 P.M. EST f- 7-11 LZ M w - - . r i m t mm k. TVT See all there is to see in charming Lucerne in the heart of Switzerland, beautiful Amsterdam, elegant London, gay Paris, spirited Madrid, and Old World Portugal. But do it comfortably with excellent hotels, rooms with private baths, comprehensive sightseeing, ond continental breakfast and dinner throughout. Air travel between cities lets you get the most out of Europe in just 15 days. Swissair's European Holiday from $599 including airfare from New York. (Aaveo u SATURDAY Poga 13 the boards have been followed." Ross said the purpose of the public hearing set for Burlington on May 18 is to permit both sides to present "reasoned and intelligent arguments" in response to the findings of the International Champlain Waterway Board before the final IJC report is made. A study by the IJC In 1937 rejected the need for an improved waterway at that time. The issue was reopened in 1962 when an amended waterway plan was submitted. U.S. Sen. George D. Aiken, R-Vt., is one of the supporters of the Champlain Waterway project. Opposition to the waterway In Vermont and New York has been spearheaded by the Lake Champlain Committee and members of that organization are expected to con-, tinue their opposition at the Burlington hearing. The IJC will hold its Canadian hearing on the issue in the Council Chamber in St. Jean, Que., on May 17 and then will move to Burlington the next day. "It also points to the necessity of having full - time prosecutors just to keep up with the increased work of enforcement officers." Judge Costello cited the recent increase in cases here. In fiscal 196J there were 2,493 criminal and traffic cases; in 1964, it increased to 2,880; and in 1965 it jumped to 3,635 cases. Costello said the work load had increased almost 50 per cent while Fitzpatrick was in office. "As he leaves there are fewer pending cases than In past years," he commented. Costello said both men had been insistent on prompt trials. "It's unfortunate that these positions aren't sufficiently attractive financially or provide sufficient tenure to Incline the incumbents to be career prosecutors." Fitzpatrick never lost a case In Chittenden County Court dur ling his 16 months in office. Is Fined $20 Obviously irked by the viola tion Judge Edward J. Costello inquired, "Do you have any idea what it costs to clean up Ver mont streets and highways each year? "How do you like it when peo- pie dump trash on your front lawn?" "It irritates me," admitted the freshman. "Right. And people are getting sick and tired of dirty streets and highways. "It cost the State of Vermont close to $100,000 to collect lit ter along highways in 1965." IO8T0N M mmw mmmW W frolic MILD. mT i - WEATHER fOTOCAST SHOWERS nfifl SNOW THUNDER STORMS RAIM FIEEZINtt RAIN OR SLEET uMaw 4-6816 urlntgtmtmfress BudUfto tiuwrt Ck BuuJfyt Uto Ckamptit l V. ' v Top high school violinists bow their way through difficult passage in 'Hallelujah Chorus' at afternoon rehearsal in Memorial Auditorium. Orchestra will join with all-state chorus in concert at 8 p.m. this Saturday. Music Is Hard Work . . t ft,. ' Music goes round and tuba player puffs his. Shepard Faces County Court In Check Cases Carl E. Shepard, 42, of 67 S. Champlain St. was arraigned In Chittenden County Court Friday on five counts of forgery. He pleaded innocent to the charges and was released on $4,000 bail. The arraignment was a transfer of Shepard's case from Chittenden Municipal Court where he had been charged with foregery on Jan. 7 and March 11. The first offense is alleged to have occurred Dec. 7 involving a $58.40 check drawn on the Howard National Bank, made payable to Robert Long and signed by Larry Bevins. Three more checks, all drawn on the Merchants National Bank were allegedly forged on Jan. 29. They included an $80 check made payable to Ralph St. Amour and signed by W. H. ; Scott; a $91.43 check made pay able to Kooert Turner and signed by W. H. Scott; and a $105 check made payable to Robert Long and signed by W. II. Scott. The fifth check, drawn on the Merchants National Bank, was allegedly forged on Feb. 5 and was made payable to Robert Long and signed by W. H. Scott. mm . 1 round and round and round ... but it finally comes way through march during rehearsal Friday. (Story, I tt J) ' C7A ik i f I :4 I I f 1 f i h i 'Not too fastdon't rush it' warns conductor Mervin Whitcomb as l24-piece orchestra runs through numbers In Friday afternoon rehearsal. Williamstown Man MONTPELIER - Clarence L. Benway, 20, of Williamstown had to pay a fine of $20 and costs of $5.10 in Municipal Court here Friday after he MAY 7, 1966 I f Pays Speeding Fine pleaded no contest to speeding. His offense happened May 3 on Northfield Street in Mont-peller. Judge Grace J. McGuire presided at the city court session. : j Fire Pact Dealings Farmers Letters Back LeClair Stand More fuel was added to the Fire Department contract debate Friday as letters were made public that put Alderman Henry M. Farmer, (EM) president of the board, on record on the issue. Farmer's support had been claimed by both Alderman Clarence G. LeClair (D-2) and Fire Commission Chairman Dr. John Boardman in a debate over "terms of a fire protection contract with South Burlington. LeClair maintains a new contract is too generous and means city taxpayers are underwriting South Burlington. Boardman views the contract as a warning that the suburb will either have to go it alone or pay steeply increased rates at the end of five years, the term of the contract. The contract has not yet been approved by the Board of Aldermen so is not yet binding and is in the hands of the city attorney to be drafted. Farmer, in two letters to Boardman, supported basing the rate on per capita cost. The letters, made public by LeClair, were dated Aug. 12 when negotiations began and Thursday. Farmer could not be reached Friday. In his letter Thursday, Farmer wrote, "I am highly in favor of pro rating the cost on a per capita basis for fire protection between the two towns. That is the only basis on which I am satisfied to negotiate. "You have kept me informed of these negotiations, and the fact that I have pot challenged out Oil top as Red Band other photos, Page 1.)' 4 n 4 4 Want Ads WANT ADS DIAL 33-44-1 these negotiations does not mfln that T nnrnv." "I further acknowledge the fact that we cannot cut off these services to South Bur-ling ton without adequate warning, yet if we have to go to the people for a tax increase to support the Fire Department this contract should be renegotiated, as they can change their tax rate as easily as we can change ours. 12 Concerts Listed Borge, Mancini Band Among New Lane Series Programs The Cleveland Orchestra, the Metropolitan Opera National Company and Victor Borge are three of the attractions which have been booked for the 1966-67 Lane Series at the University of Vermont. Jack Trevithick, executive secretary of the series, calls the 12th season "without question the most substantial, the richest, in the 12 years of Lane history. We have increased our fees for artists about 20 per cent over last year's fees, and have booked in every category the best of its kind. "And the Lane Committee has done this without increasing ticket prices. We anticipate a most' successful season." Twelve concerts are again scheduled for next year, six in the Red Series and six in the Blue. The division into the two series will be made in late August. The Cleveland, conducted by George Szell, is regarded as one of the leading orchestras in the world. The Lane Committee has tried to land the ensemble for 10 years. . Borge appeared as a Lane extra In 1963. The Metropolitan will feature a company of near ly 200 persons, performing Puc cini's "La Boheme" in English Plays booked are "The Odd Couple," the smash Broadway comedy hit by Neil Simon, who wrote "Barefoot In the Park" one of the 1965-66 Lane Series' most popular presentations; and George Gershwin's famous folk-musical "Porgy and Bess." Dance aficionados will have the Robert Joffrey Ballet, a new American ballet company, and the Martha Graham Dance Company. The Pittsburgh Symphony, under the baton of William Steinberg, makes a return performance, having appeared in 1961. Two popular musical attrac tions are planned, Henry Man cini and His Orchestra and Stan Getz and His Quartet. 77 and 13 Listed Burlington Free Press readers will find listings for Channels 11 (WPIX) and 13 (WAST) in this Saturday's television page. This in addition to listings for other TV programs received in the area. . Early Return LOVELL, Wyo. (AP) - Fcr-rell Mangus bought a house here recently for rental property. He got a return on his prop-erty sooner than expected. While Mangus was remodeling the house he found about $1,000 in coins mostly old silver dollars in the walls. THANKS . , . t tur valtwd trltndi tor yur put patranaqt. PImm star with in durtnf Iht nnitructlM M tur mti-m . . . LARGER SHELL SERVICE STATION W or open during this construction for your convonlonco. VIIITTEMORE'S SHELL SERVICE South Willard ft Udgo Rd. PLANTS FOR MOTHER'S DAY What would pleast Mother more? Tuberous Begonias Geranium Plants Mumi Wax Begonios Complete Una of 9 Caladlum Plants Bedding Plants Our beautiful plants will add charm to your horn GECEWICZ FARM STAND Ono Milo South of Jhtllwrno Village, Rto. 7 Spring Hours 1 P.M.-I P.M. ftrtna Iho Whole fanyllyl "As it stands now, J will want to study this contract before I will approve it." The earlier letter was on the same theme. "If we are going to furnish this protection, why shouldn't the rate be established on a per capita basis. Otherwise it would appear that . we are subsidizing South Burlington, and I am sure that they do not need this." The new contract calls for payments ii.":reasing from $30,-000 in fiscal iSG6 . 67 to $50,000 In five years. iSsc ill ! ' 'A Henry Mancini Getz, a tenor saxophonist, has won the Metronome Jazz poll for 11 straight years and his ' album "Jazz Somba" has been on best seller charts for 10 years. Mancini has won Academy Awards for "Days of Wine and Roses," "Moon River" and the theme song from "Charade." Rounding out the concerts will be pianist John Browning, heard on the Series in 1961, and the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company, an English company which traditionally presents Gilbert and Sullivan operas. Order priority goes to UVM students, faculty and staff with the remaining tickets allotted, fify - fifty, to alumni and townspeople. A The CAFETERIA VALADE'S Will Be Open 11 A.M. to 2 P.M. 5 P.M. to 8 P.M. Fridoy and Saturday Music Feitivol Sunday, Mother's Day The RESTAURANT Daily 6 a.m.-l 1 :45 p.m. 137 St. Paul Street SPECIAL PRICES! BLANKETS 1" V REG. 1.7S SWEATERS RES. 15c 59 CASH AND CARRY ONLY Wt art now faking Clothes for Cleaning and Summer Storage EMPIRE LAUNDERERS CLEANERS

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