Bennington Banner from Bennington, Vermont on January 25, 1968 · Page 8
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Bennington Banner from Bennington, Vermont · Page 8

Bennington, Vermont
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Thursday, January 25, 1968
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S-Bcnnington Banner. Thursday. January 25, 1!)B8 Burlington Legislator Seeks GOP Nod for Treasurer U.S. Learns Snooping Has Plenty of Risks Hl-RHNGTOV -- Frank ". Davis, Burlington district representative In the Vermont Legislature, has announced that he will seek the Republican nomination for State Treasurer. He Is one of the members of the House Commerce Committee, formerly known as the Cor.!- mitte on Banking and Finance. In announcing Ms candidacy, Davis stated that he is a firm believer in sound fiscal policy and definitely opposed to deficit spending for Vermont. Davis has long been active in Burlington and Chltlenden County civic affairs. He is chairman of the Burlington Housing Authority and has served on both the Burlington City Committee and the Chlttenden County GOP Committee. He was former treasurer of the Burlington City Republican Committee. Recently he completed a refresher course in banking and currency at the University of Vermont. His employment has been in the field of finance and investments. He began work at 19 in a chemical plant. In 1931. he began as an office boy in the investment securities business. In 1934. he bought a membership on the Xe'v York Stock Exchange and was associated with Carlisle Jacquelin Company. However, lie sold his membership In 1942, in order to enlist in the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve. His duty lasted three years and included action in both the Atlantic and Pacific theatres of operation. He was honorably discharged as a senior grade lieutenant. After his military service, he moved to Burlington, where he opened the first self-service laundry in the state, a venture so new that it was publicized in Life Magazine. Here lie has been connected with Francis I. du Pont Co. and W. E. Hutton Co., as an investment counselor. Davis, 57, is married and has six children and four grandchildren. Mr. and Mrs. Davis live at 2 Tower Terr, in Burlington. They are active members of the College Street Congregational Church, where Mr. Davis has served as a Deacon and also on the Finance Committee and as Trustee of Permanent Funds. Last Wednesday he was elected president of the Church. HP is an avid sportsman and was formerly on the board of directors of the Malletts Bay Boat Club, also a member of the Ml. Mansfield Ski Club. His great-grandfather on his paternal side, was Dr. Frank Hastings Hamilton, who was born in Wilmington, Vt., and was surgeon-general for President WASHINGTON (UFI)--This Is an era of tha ever present snoop and the ever airborne alert and every once In awhile something happens to remind the world that eternal vigilance and electronic prying hav« their penalties. Both the Russians, with their equipment-laden "fishing trawlers" cruising the world's oceans, and the United States are constantly engaged In various forms of surveillance. But twice this week Americans were reminded of just how risky a business It Is. Over Greenland, a U.S. B52 carrying four hydrogen bombs crashed on the Icepack near Thule airfield and the stage was SAVE NOW BIG REDUCTIONS SALE SHOES SNO BOOTS SLIPPERS SAVINGS FOR ALL THE FAMILY FIENBERG'S 447 MAIN ST. SENNINGTON, VT. F R A N K I I . D A V I S Abraham Lincoln. Dr. Hamilton also attended President James Garflelcfon his deathbed. Davis says: "The three most important things in a man's life are to bring up his family In the traditions of our American heritage, to work for his religious beliefs, and always to strive for the betterment of government to serve the people." Road Funds Diverted From NE Kingdom MONTPELIER (UPI) -- Gov. Philip H. Hoff acknowledged Wednesday that funds Intended for a Northeast Kingdom highway construction project were transferred to work on U.S. 4 from Rutland to the New York border. The Highway Department announced last week a stretch between Barton and. Derby on 1-91 has been moved to the bottom of the priority list. "It will cost $4 million to do the work on U.S. 4," Hoff said at -a news conference, "or the same amount tliat was allocated for the Northeast Kingdom project," The governor said the shift was brought about when $4 million was spent to build a new bridge In White River Junction. This money, he noted, was originally earmarked for U.S. 4 work. "I haven't given up hope that something can be done to bring the Northeast Kingdom project back in and I should have some more details next week," Hoff said. Hoff added work on U.S. 4 Is being done entirely with state funds rather than under the original intention of using 50-50 matching federal-state money plus a chunk of additional state funds. Fiscal problems of the highway department have become the paramount Issue of the pres. ent legislative session with a special Investigating committee studying reasons why the state's construction program has Increased by $300 million In 18 months. Zoo Restaurant LOS ANGELES (UPI)--Restaurateur Seymour G. Jacoby said today he will appeal a court ruling penalizing him for keeping 21 birds, seven monkeys and a gibbon within 35 feet of an eating area without a wild-animal permit. "I have no intention of getting rid of my monkeys," said Jacoby, who said the animals amuse patrons of his restaurant. Remodel Your Bath With . . . ATIONALINE FIXTURES Add new convenience and new beauty to your bath. Consult us today on all your plumbing needs. A-to-Z service, from quality fixtures to complete low-cost remodeling. CALL TODAY FOR ESTIMATES set for another embarrassing search for missing nuclear weapons. Danes protested out. side the U.S. Embassy and Copenhagen reminded Washington that It forbids nucle»r overflights. The last time the United States lost a hydrogen bomb-and there have been 15 "nuclear accidents" since 1958 -- the search went on near Palamores, Spain, for 80 days and Angler Blddle Duke, then U.S. ambassador to Madrid, had to take a swim In the Mediterranean to prove It had not been contaminated. When the North Koreans seized the U.S. "Intelligence- collecting" ship USS Pueblo on Monday, diplomatic alarm bells rang In the world's capitals. Some congressmen called It an "act of war" that demanded a military response. Washington was Indignant rather than embarrassed but It was the second time In little more than six months that America's electronic sples-on- the-seas were exposed to limited public scrutiny. In June, the Israelis, In the midst of their war against the Arabs, attacked the USS Liberty and, at a cost of 34 lives, America was revealed as eavesdropping on coded battlefield communications of both the Israeli and Egyptian ar- inles. The Liberty and Pueblo events Illustrated the opportunity for "Incidents" In an age of elaborate electronic eavesdropping. Ever since Francis Gary Powers was shot down during an extra-legal U2 mission over the Soviet Union and Nlklta Khrushchev used the occasion to call off a summit conference he really didn't want, there have been scores of cases--not Work on Canal . SUEZ, Egypt (UPI)--The Suez Canal Authority expects to clear the southern end of the canal and release the stranded 15 ships within 50 days. all of them American--when devices failed and their masters blushed. Presumably there have been far more times--as with the Cuban overnights which disclosed Soviet missiles within easy range of America--when the spying devices did their work handsomely. These cases are less well publicized or not publicized at all. Perhaps that Is how U.S. policymakers, although they are momentarily embarrassed when they are found out, consider such exposure part of the game and part of the price In a high- tension world where U.3. forces must stand guard along the Communist periphery. Couple Charge Each Other With Attempted Murder MANILA (UPI)-Hearlngs on the charges of attempted murder which a popular Philippine movie couple have filed against each other have been postponed for at least a month. Prosecutor Justlanlano Cortez said he hopes the delay will enable attorneys for Amalla Fuentes and her husband, Romeo Vasquez, to reach an out-of-court settlement. Vasquez and Miss Puentes had a quarrel on their first wedding anniversary Jan. 9. The charges of attempted murder were filed two days later. 113 DEPOT ST. DIAL 2-6343 BENNWGTON, VT. 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