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Tuesday, February 4, 1964
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Our 52nd year as the only daily newspaper in Windham County and the only newspaper in Brattleboro. mttlcboro Imfo Reformer atth 1IrmanF4Hanttx Feature For Today NATURE CALENDAR Page Four VOL. 51, NO. 285 BRATTLEBORO, VERMONT, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 1964 18 PAGES SEVEN CENTS 3 Negroes Shot, 1,000 Dispersed In Miss. Capital Ala. Schools Showdown Is Delayed a Day JACKSON, Miss. (AP) A traffic injury to a Negro pedestrian has touched off this Mississippi capital citys first racial demonstrations in more than six months. Police used tear gas and warning blasts from shotguns to break up a protest Monday night involving about 1,000 Negroes many of them high school and college students. Earlier officers had quelled a protest march by barking commands to disperse through bullhorns. Three Negroes received treatment for superficial buckshot wounds following the second flareup on the campus of Jack' son State College, a state - sup ported all-Neg-o institution. No officers were injured although Chief of Detectives M. B. Pierce said today they were targets of small arms sniper fire. Last summer more than 1,000 Negroes were arrested during a month of demonstrations climaxed by the assassination of a Negro leader. Car Hits Negro Mamie Balard, 20, of Flora, Miss., a Jackson State coed suffered a fractured leg late Monday when she was struck by a car while crossing Lynch Street, a busy thoroughfare which cuts through the campus. Witnesses (Continued On Page Five) N.Y. Boycott Said Success But Its Also Said To Have Fizzled NEW YORK (AP) - A whoopee success, said a leader of the boycott for full integration of New York City's schools. Mostly a fizzle, said the school board president. Both were talking about the 464,362 pupils who stayed away from school for one day Monday. President James B. Donovan of the Board of Education said: All it did was furnish an excuse for kids to stay out. Normally, 100,000 of the citys one million public school pupils stay home each day anyway because of illness or other reasons. Of the 43,800 public school teachers in the nations largest school system, 3,537 three times more than normal also were absent. Some joined picket lines of Negroes, Puerto Ricans and others outside the schools. Children also marched on picket lines. There are 3,733 Negro and Puerto Rican teachers in the system. The absent teachers face penalties ranging from loss of one days pay to possible dismissal for neglect of duty unless they can give valid reasons for being absent, Board of Education officials said. Civil rights groups that spearheaded the boycott had said (Continued On Page Two) LOCAL WEATHER BOSTON (AP) Forecast for the Lower Connecticut River Valley of Vermont: Variable cloudiness and warmer but not so windy today. High temperatures in the low 30s. Variable cloudiness and not 0 cold tonight. Low temperatures in the middle 20s. Wednesday partly cloudy and w armer. 2t-Hour Record to 6:30 a.m. Min. 1 Max. 22 Prec. .00 Credit Bureau of Brattleboro Will Be Closed Thursday Afternoon Out of respect for Arthur H. Baldwin All Report Cards Stolen From School MILTON, Mass. (AP) The day of reckoning has been postponed for the 1,000 plus student body of Milton High School. Someone stole the report cards. Officials said the cards had been made out and stored in boxes in the main office. However, the cards were not there when the office was opened Monday. The theft only caused a delay in any bad news, however. The marks had been recorded in a master records book and are available for a new set of cards being made out today. Solar X-Rays Monitored by New Satellite Spacecraft Secretly Launched by Navy; 15 Nations Get Info WASHINGTON (AP) The Navy disclosed today it has secretly launched a satellite to monitor solar X rays and transmit the information to 15 nations during this period called the years of the quiet sun. The satellite may help in eventual development of a system for predicting storms on the sun which bedevil some radio communications on earth and pose a threat to manned space flight. The Navy in its announcement didnt give details on the size of the spacecraft or when it was launched but indicated it was put into orbit riding piggy-back on some other satellite. More information is expected at a news, conference later In the day. Already, the Navy scientists reported, the satellite has determined that the sun is fast approaching its minimum of activity in its 11-year cycle of sunspot activity. Years of the Quiet Sun This period of relative calm should last about two years, (Continued On Page Five) Probe Told of Baker Haul in Haitian Deal Puerto Rico Dein Official Said in On Meat Import Scheme WASHINGTON (AP)-Senate investigators disclosed testimony today that Bobby Baker is raking in money both from the seller and the buyer In a Haitian meat importing deal. The testimony pictured Baker as helping to engineer the deal which in the beginning involved Jose Benitez, who was identified as Puerto Ricos Democratic National Committeeman. The complex transaction was described by Francis E. Law and Thomas Webb Jr., Washington business partners, who said they also get a cut of the two-way profit. Law and Webb testified at closed hearings last week of the Senate Rules Committee. The Senate group is investigating the outside business operations of Baker, who resigned under fire last Oct. 7 as secre- (Continued On Page Five) News at a Glance Ham Meal Kills Him SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) Nicholas D. Pol-cetti, 58, a Springfield truck driver, stopped at a restaurant last night for ham and eggs. He collapsed during the meaL and was dead on arrival at a hos pital. A medical examiner said Poicettl choked to death on a piece of ham. He's on the Ball EVERETT, Wash. (AP) G. E. Carlson, running for city safety commissioner, can spot a crowd and an issue anytime. Nice weather brought dozens of citizens to the city dump Sunday with loads of trash in a pre-. spring cleanup. Waiting at the dump to buttonhole voters was candidate Carlson. Hes opposed to compulsory garbage collection. U.S. Detains Cuban Boats 38 Crewmen Also Held in Dispute KEY WEST, Fla. (AP)-Four Cuban fishing boats and their crews were held here today while Cuba and the United States prepared protests about the Cubans disputed position. Cuban Foreign Minister Raul Roa contended the fishing boats were detained on the high seas and forced into U S. territorial waters by armed U S. Coast Guard patrol craft, a Havana broadcast said. Roa said protests would be made to the U.S. State Department and the United Nations, and ordered an energetic demand for release of the boats and 38 crewmen. A State Department official said the United States planned to protest violation of U.S. territorial waters by Fidel Castros commercial fishermen. The four fishing boats were intercepted off Dry Tortugas Sunday and escorted 65 miles east to Key West where crews were questioned. U.S, officials sought to learn what brought the Cuban fishing vessels to the spot where they were intercepted. (Continued On Page F've) Red Korea Trade OKd TOKYO (AP) Japanese businessmen have signed trade contracts with Communist North Korea totaling $11.1 million for the first half of 1964 and hope to reach $27.7 million before the year is out. Head-on Kills 10 ISTANBUL, Turkey (AP) -Ten persons were killed and 25 others seriously injured in the head-on collision Monday of a bus and a truck near suburban Kartal, east of Istanbul. Reds Congo Tack: Terror, Tribal Magic and Hatred LEOPOLDVILLE, the Congo men, and also would give them (AP) A witch doctors brew of tlje land, tribal magic, terror, antiwhite hatred and crude Communist slogans is the latest formula for subversion and revolt In the Congo. The bloodstained rebellion In ! Kwilu Province is led by Pierre Mulcle, 34-year-old former education minister who has visited both Moscow and Peking. Muleles Chinese - backed uprising started six months ago with fewer than 75 men. Today he has several thousand fanatical warriors who control a region half the size of Belgium. His soldiers say the white man stole their land and enslaved them. They believe the Communists will bring them "wonderful things. American missionaries who survived attacks by Muleles warriors reported hearing cries of Russia and Moscow as the terrorists closed in. The warriors told the mission-ries their chiefs promised the lussians would give them things possessed only by white Feb. Pre-Inventory Clearance Sale Starts Thurs., Feb. 6 Reductions in all depts. BOB ('I ADD'C Sjtortinjf Goods vr r Sportswear REFORMER'S SPEC I AL SECTION Included in this edition is a section devoted to the mechanical operation of this newspaper, its history and complete personnel. It was printed last evening at an "Open House for Advertisers" at which rriore than 100 persons from the area toured The Reformer plant and watched part of their newspaper being produced. Extra copies of this section are available at The Reformer office. Captured documents, however told of support from Peking for Muleles revolt. Western experts say someone well versed in guerrilla tactics is behind the assaults on missions in which an American woman missionary and three Belgian Roman Catholic priests have been killed. Government forces have captured the notebook of a man who attended a guerrilla school. It is believed to be Muleles. Its the sort of stuff the Communists crib from each other, U.S. Ambassador Edmund Gullion said after a trip to Kwilu. He said the notebook contained ideas from Cuban guerrilla specialist Ernesto Guevara and Chinas Mao Tze-tung. Until two weeks ago, Kwilu was a prosperous agricultural province in the southwest Congo dotted with mission stations where the Congolese sought education and medical care. The government still holds the larger towns, but Mulele rules the countryside of eastern and southern Kwilu. The missionaries were forced to flee. Many were told they would not be harmed if they left. But the rebels have no mercy for Africans. About 150 provincial government officials have been slaughtered, according to latest reports. Queen to Receive Red Cosmon-ette LONDON (AP) Queen Elizabeth II will receive Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Nikolayeva - Tereshkova Wednesday during her visit to London, Buckingham Pal-lace sources said Monday night. The first Soviet space-woman arrives in Britain today for a three-day visit at the invitation of the British Interplanetary Society. , Wednesday evening she will be presented the $ cietys gold medal at a special meeting. Mother of 5 Found Burned Dead in Shack Foul Play Hinted As Pamela Probers Get New N.H. Case BULLETIN MANCHESTER, N. H. (AP) Atty. Gen. William Maynard announced today officials have ruled Mrs. Rena Paquette, 54, was a suicide by cremation. MANCHESTER. N.H. (x Authorities at work on the unsolved slaying of Pamela Mason, 14, were confronted today with another mystifying death a mother of five children who apparently burned to death in an isolated shack. The body of Mrs. Rena Pa quette, 54, was found yesterday under circumstances that hint ed of possible foul play, al though officials said suicide could not be ruled out. State Atty. Gen. William Maynard scheduled a morning news conference and indicated he hoped to have the results of an autopsy performed last night at Hillsborough County Hospital. Body Still Burning The youngest of the womans five children had reported his mother missing, and a Manchester policeman searching the Paquette farm came upon the body while it was still burning, Maynard said. The attorney general said the woman died sometime after t:30 a.m. He added that she was dressed, although much of her clothing had been burned off The body was identified by the womans husband, Arthur, 56, a construction worker. Police said Mrs. Paquette had prepared her husbands breakfast. He leaves home early to go to a job in Massachusetts. The search for the woman began when one of the children became alarmed because she had not awakened him for school. With his mother unac- ( Con tinned On PaKe Two, Chinese Reds May Be Set For Go-It-Alone Policy By WILLIAM L. RYAN Red China may be on the verge of a go-it-alone policy which could carve the Communist world Into two distinct and even opposing blocs. Peking is flexing new muscles. Possibly it feels more confident a hint in the use of the term "antiparty that Mao Tze-tung handled resistance to his policies within his own Politburo in the only way Communists seem able to deal with differences of opinion. It is widely known that Khru- ,, ... ... shchev opposed Maos attempt L r Tta ext.!d to launch Red China on the KhmfhSi Turning Nk't great leap forward. Khru-khrushchcvs own words shchev applauded those in the against him, Peking implies the Peking leadership like Marshal Soviet premier and his European Communists should let Red China lead the revolution in Asia and Africa. Khrushchev, who once promised to bury the Wests social system, himself is going to be Peng Teh-hual, an old comrade of Mao who resisted the great leap. The experiment with the great leap and peoples communes abandoned as a failure is buried by the revolutionary I'00" to have caused trouble movement, said Peking in Its ,ln the Commu!,s, rhln' latest broadside. The attack accused Khrushchev of encouraging an antiparty group inside the Chinese . .. . , ... party. The use of this phrase- i asa of resuIar army soldiers as in the Communist Chinese army. Some officers feared it meant an end to Soviet military aid. Others resented expansion of the Chinese militia and the coined by Khrushchev is tinged with sarcasm. laborers. Peng Tch-huai eventually was The Chinese party never had I removed as defense minister a violent purge in the old Soviet and lssed off the Politburo. He style. If it had purges it avoided advertising them. But there is (Continued On Page Two) Robb and Record Seek Full Terms as Listers Merchants in Open Session Questionnaires To Be Tabulated Twenty five persons attended a breakfast meeting of the Mercantile Bureau of the Brattleboro Area Chamber of Commerce this morning in an open session for the purpose of seeking answers to a questionnaire which will serve as the basis for the bureaus policies and planning during the current year. Chairman Stanley Borofsky explained that the bureau did not expect specific answers to the extensive range of topics during this mornings session, but that it wished to make sure that each question was understood in relation to the overall goals of the Mercantile Bureau and that -anybody who wished to comment might have the opportunity to do so. The 25 questionnaires will be tabulated and the answers examined in detail at another breakfast meeting next Tuesday, same place. The topics to be acted am range from (1) how the Mercantile Advisory Committee shall function to the best interests of the commercial activities of the community; (2) types and dates of special consumer promotions; (3) how the merchants may best finance their solid front promotions; (4) what to do about the parking situation, and (5) whether there is need for future open meetings and how frequently. Two topics did spark some discussion as individuals sought information about them before filling out the questionnaires. After Town Agent John S. Burgess, a guest of merchant Robert Fairchild, went into the background of the Ramp contract on Harmony Place and its relation to meter charges elsewhere. it became apparent that a sub-committee should gather all facts pertaining to parking meters and financing into a fact-sheet from which bureau members could evaluate the situation and possible solutions. The second topic generating discussion was the matter of Christmas lights, on which the Chamber has spent several thousand dollars and on which (Continued On Page Five) The two listers who tre filling ur.expired terms today filed petitions for election at the March meeting to full terms on the board. Chairman Hermon F. Robb, appointed to succeed the late Hugh H. Harwood, bases his candidacy on his -strong belief that the present business - like system of listing in Brattleboro must be continued. Donald W. Record, appointed In September to succeed Robert E. Burnham, Sr., who resigned because of ill health, also believes that the present system and Its full-time appraiser should be continued and that there is no need to clean house as recently suggested by the third member of the board, Colin Campbell, whose term is not expiring this March. Both candidates stress their belief that the $40,000 Clemin-shaw reappraisal in 1961 has given Brattleboro an outstanding tax accounting system, that its being kept up day by day is imperative and that the recent hiring of a qualified appraiser gives the listers office an administrative efficiency similar to that of the town manager and his relation to the selectmen. They point out the importance of efficient operation of the listers office in view of the need for accuracy in fair market value listing under the new equalization policy authorized by the 1963 Legislature. Mr. Robb's statement; In announcing my candidacy for lister it seems proper that you should know my opinions. We have a modem card index system set up by Clemin-shaw, costing at least $40,000. With school aid based on our grand list it is imperative that this system be kept up to date. The State Tax Department has recently released a report on the findings of their equalization work. It bears out my contention that establishing a fair market value is an exacting skill. A highly qualified and experienced appraiser is now employed on a full time basis. I believe the proper assessing of $54,000,000 worth of real estate and personal property merits his employment. We are past the day when we can rely on partially trained laymen. The listers will still have their statutory duties which I believe can be handled with more expediency than in the past. Since being appointed to the Board of Listers on Jan. 7 of University of Connecticut BAND CONCERT Wed., Feb. 5, 8 p.m. Sun Dance Lodge, Mt. Snow Mr. Menon and Mr. Kumar, peace walkers from India, will speak at the All Souls Parish House Wed., Feb. 5, 8 p.m. public invited. JIM cm CAXT JEACH jV DON'T MISS the U. of Conn. Band Concert Whitingham School Auditorium Thursday, Feb. 6, 8 p m. Tickets Available At The Door SMORGASBORD SUPPER with Turkey, Friday, Feb. 7, 5-7:30 p.m. Centre Congregational Church Adults $1 Children under 10 75c Tickets Available At The Door STORE TO RENT 80 Main St. Previously Sherwin & Williams Reasonable Will Renovate to Suit Tenants Coll AL 4-5677 (Continued On Page Five) Baby Crop Keeps Pace During 1963 415 Births Same As 62; Marriages, Deaths in Decline The local baby crop which in 1962 reversed a four-year decline in number has stalled at that breakthrough total of two years ago. End-of-year vital statistics on file with Brattleboros town clerk, Mrs. Jettie B. Tupper, show 1963s live births numbered exactly what they did in 1962 a diaper census of 415 new citizens. Deaths are down appreciate-ly and marriages off pace some in the latest vitals which include births, deaths and marriages for Brattleboreans here or away from home and, conversely, the same for non-residents when their statistics occurred in Brattleboro. In the live births category, boy babies again topped girl babies in number, but 1963s male births numbered 214, a number 10 below the prior year; and 1963s female births totaled 201, a number 10 above the prior year. Hospital Has Most As usual, practically all tha 1963 babies arrived at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital. Only 18 of the 415 were bom elsewhere. Only one of the 18 births elsewhere was a non-hospital delivery. In 1962. births outsida Memorial Hospital numbered 21. Busiest baby months in 1963 were January, April and December, all three recording 40 new babies. In 1962, the big month was July when 49 new arrivals were counted. Slowest month for babies In 1963 was July the same month that was busiest the year before. July of 1963 found 31 babies bom. In 1962, both June and September were the slowest months in baby traffic,, each accounting for 29 new citizens. Non-residents were parents in 198 of the 415 births in 1963, as against 184 among the 415 births a year earlier. Deaths in 1963 dropped a sizable 25 to 214 from the 239 recorded in 1962. Strangely, not one of the 214 deaths is recorded as an accidental fatality. In 1962, mishaps were blamed for 14 deaths. And only one of the 1963 deaths is recorded as a suicide the self-death explained as committed by gunshot In 1962, two suicides wera listed. The statistics show that 94 of the 214 deaths occurred at Memorial Hospital. In 1962, it was 106 of 239. Most deaths occur-ing away from the local hospital took place in nursing homes, at residences or at other hospitals. Deaths at the Retreat numbered 27 in 1963, down 12 from 39 in 1962. The largest number of deaths in any one month during 1963 came in two months, March and May, each accounting for 25 passings. In 1962, June produced the most deaths. 30 of them. February had the least deaths in 1963 there were 19. In 1962, the least occurred in December when there were 9. Marriages were off pace soma in 1963, the number of weddings slipping from 158 in 1962 to 151, a drop of 7. Thats 302 persons tieing the knot last year, as (Continued On Page Two) The People Speak . . . Voters Favor Keeping Red China Out of U.N. This is the second of two articles on the public feeling regarding Red China today. By SAMUEL LUBELL In their feelings about Com-Imunist China much of the iAmerican public is tom with c o n f 1 i c ting fears. Red China jis going to get nuclear weap-pons, warned one 28 - year-old accountant in Chicago. Theres just no sense in not recognizing them. Theyre there to stay. But another Chicagoan, a 30-year-old chemical salesman, felt, We should have absolutely nothing to do with Red China. Her over-population will drive her to war. All we can do is keep her economy down as long as possible. Currently the policy of refusing to recognize Communist China or admit her into the United Nations has dominant support in the nation. Of the persons Interviewed in 20 states, more than 60 per cent opposed the admission of Red China into the U.N., 30 per cent were in favor, while the rest were undecided. Although Republicans are more heavily opposed, even staunch Democrats warn I may shift my vote if President Johnson favors Communist Chinas entering the U.N. First interview reactions also indicate that Gen. Charles de Gaulles recognition of Communist China has probably stiffened the publics resistance to accepting China into the U. N. Still, most Americans remain deeply troubled about Communist China. As a result of the Russian-Chinese quarrel, China is now seen as the No. 1 war threat in the world. But how to deal with this menace baffles people. One part of the dilemma is that Americans generally be-lieve that full stomachs dont make war. But many voters think that Red Chinas internal troubles are all that keep her fanatical leaders from jumping off into war. How deeply this conflict cuts can be seen in the responses that were given to questions on the sale of wheat. Nearly three- (Continued On Page Two) i A

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