Bennington Banner from Bennington, Vermont on July 30, 1968 · Page 5
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Around Vermont Vermont Guard Unit To Be Assigned to Viet '», State Signs Junk Gars Contract MONTPELIER (UPI) -- The Highway Daparttnant has slgaed the first state contract for the disposal of Junk cars with a Weathersfleld firm. Roadside Development Commissioner Kl£b- mond K. Karr said today Hodgdon Brothers will remove more than 800 junk cars In South Burlington and Colchester beginning Aug. 1. The contract Is the Initial state agreement made under a 1968 law allocating $65,000 to the department to rid the scenic countryside of abandoned vehicles. Previously Vermont communities have contracted directly for removal of castoff cars. The roadside director said the department has already signed agreements with five other towns and Lamollle County to begin similar operations. Rutland and Bennlngton are among the other communities. Fund-Raising Auction Set MONTPELIER (UPI) -- Forces supporting Gov. Nelson Rockefeller for president will try a different way to raise Vermont campaign funds. Former Lt. Gov. Ralph Foote of Mlddlebury, chairman of the Vermont Rockefeller organization, said Monday a fund raising auction will be held Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at the Woodstock Inn. The auction Is being cosponsored by Foote's group and the new Majority for Rockefeller. Foote said the proceeds will be used for campaign expenses as well as to help defray expenses of volunteers who will be working for Rockefeller at the Republican national convention In Miami next week. 'Youth for Oakes' Group Formed MONTPELIER (DPI) -- Twenty-five Vermonters have organized a statewide group to boost the gubernatorial candidacy of Atty. Gen. James Oakes. David Stefanlak of Stowehas announced a "Youth for Oakes" group was formed after a Republican state committee "how to win" seminar in Stowe. The organization, with representatives from across the state, including Oakes 1 daughter Betsy, plans to help Oakes In his primary campaign against National Life Insurance Co. executive Deane C. Davis with door-to-door canvassing, neighborhood clean-ups and passing out "Oakes for Governor" bumper stickers. Pleas Fail To Halt Suicide BURLINGTON (UPI) -- A policeman and a Roman Catholic parish priest pleaded with a 43-year-old Burlington man late Monday but their words apparently were disregarded. Despite the two hour effort to dissuade Charles Warden to put down his pistol, the man placed the gun to his temple and pulled the trigger. Authorities, who had not made an official ruling on the death today, said Warren fired a small caliber pistol as police were entering a two-story framed home where he had taken refuge. Complaints Referred to Oakes IRASBURG (UPI) -- Gov. Philip H. Hoff says he is referring any complaints concerning the Investigation of the July 19 gunshot assault on the Irasburg home of Negro minister to Atty. 'Gen. James Oakes. Hoff said Monday he had talked with Oakes and was satisfied the attorney general was doing everything possible to solve the midnight gunfire exchange between the Rev. David Johnson and a passing vehicle. Ruggles To File Petitions MONTPELIER (UPI) -- Sen. Daniel Ruggles, R-Washlngton, a GOP candidate for the nomination of lieutenant governor, was to file his nominating petitions today to put his name on the primary ballot. Ruggles said he has more than 4,000 signatures which were gathered by 120 campaign workers from 200 Vermont communities. Over In 'New York Body Found in River ALBANY -- Police were endeavoring Monday night to detor- 'mlne the identity of a dead woman discovered earlier in the day in the waters of the Normanskill River. The nude, "slightly bloodstained" body was discovered by an off duty officer, Sgt. James Flynn of the Albany police as he was walking along the creek. The body was recovered by police boats and taken to the morgue at Albany Medical Center Hospital. Coroner Theodore McShane said an autopsy revealed broken bones and a ruptured liver. The woman was described as a brunette possibly in her early 40s, about 140 pounds, five feet, 10 inches tall. Detectives were checking out all missing persons reports .and questioning residents near the area where the body was found. They also were awaiting fingerprint reports. Power Center Construction Begins ALBANY (UPI) -- Ground was broken today for a $3 million computerized power center that will hopefully help prevent massive electrical failures such as that which caused the big blackout of the Northeast In November 1965. The center will act as a switchyard for some 50 million kilowatts of electrical power when it goes into operation In about a year. Located in suburban Guilderland and kne-sii as the New York Power Pool Control Center, it will direct the power output of the state's eight major electric utilities and will coordinate operations of the state pool with neighboring pools In New England, Canada and Pennsylvania-New Jersey-Maryland. When put Into operation, the center's high speed communications circuits will link the power dispatching headquarters of each member utility with the State Power Authority. Down In Berkshire Grads Balked By Draft WILL1AMSTOWN -- College graduate students no longer get student deferments from their draft boards, and as a result of this situation many Williams College seniors have had to plan two careers. Manton Copeland Jr., director of career counseling at Williams, said yesterday that many students made arrangements for graduate school or careers while at the same time lining up possible military officer candidate school openings. Draft calls were high in the spring, and as a result a larger number of students than usual, 33 of 294 graduates, went Immediately into some form of military service. The majority favored naval OCS. Suspect Awaits Extradition PITTSFIELD -- Richard H. Ogle III, accused of murdering his father and seriously wounding his brother in a family altercation Saturday morning, Is the subject of Interstate legal maneuvers. · Proceedings were begun Monday to extradite Ogle from New York state to Massachusetts so he can stand trial on the charges. Ogle was arrested Sunday in New Lebanon, N.Y. on charges of being a fugitive from justice In Massachusetts. The formal proceedings are necessary because Ogle refused to wave them when he was arraigned Sunday. The process could take as long as 90 days. Berkshire Man Dies in Vietnam CHESHIRE -- Sp. AC Lawrence Wltanek, 21, was killed In action In Vietnam Thursday, according to the Defense Department. The Cheshire soldier was a member of a unit attached to 101st Airborne Division. Wltanek enlisted In the Army Oct. 16, 1966. He was home on leave In mid-1967 after tropical training In Georgia and then was sent to Vietnam. CAMP JOHNSON SUt« Ad]. . Can. Reginald Cram today confirmed the 181ft Engineer Co. of the Vermont Army National Guard will be assigned to Southeast Asia. Cram, however, said he did not know whether the orders for the 174 men In the unit specified assignment to Vietnam, but he did not rule out the possibility. He noted that last week the unit qualified with the M16 rifle, which ts the basic weapon used In South Vietnam. The unit was activated last spring In a 24,900 man nationwide callup of which the defense department said 10,000 would go to Vietnam. Cram said the Vermont contingent will have 17 days leave beginning Aug. 13 before reporting to their embarkation point. He said exact details on transportation are not known at this time but added an advance de- tachmeat may to by air with the main body transported by ship. Cram said the unit will begin loading equipment aboard shto at the port of Baltimore on Sunday. Asked what type of training the 191st has received at Ft. Belvolr, Va. since May, Cram said the unit recently completed the Army Training Test (ATT) administered by active Army combat veterans of flchtinc In Southeast Asia. He also said three South Vietnamese Army captains assisted in the training exercises. The unit is under the command of Capt. John Andrews of Essex Junction and It Is the second mobilization of the unit since It was activated in 1955. The unit spent 10 months on active duty In 1961 during the Berlin crisis. Bennington Banner, Tuesday, July 80, l68-5 SEE OUR AD IN TOMORROW'S BANNER FOR THE BIGGEST BARGAIN DAYS ~=± EVER DRYSDALE'S FREE PARKING ARMORY LOT NEXT DOOR Rutland Police Captain Agrees to Demotion RUTLAND (UPI) --Police Chief Stuart Jenne says that Capt. Samuel Gorruso has agreed to a demotion to sergeant under a reorganization plan for the 26-man Rutland force. Jenne said at a Monday news conference that Gorusso had volunteered to step down to enlisted grade rather than undergo demotion proceedings by which Lt. William Murray was reduced to sergeant earlier this year. Charles Spoon will succeed Capt. Gorruso as the department's No. 2 man, the chief said. The changes are effective Aug. 4. The reorganization also Included rotating shifts, n e w equipment, a new book of department regulations and t h e assignment of women as park- Ing meter "maids." Final Action Expected Aug. 12 On Ethics Panel MONTPELIER (UPI) -A legislative council study committee is expected to take final action Aug. 12 on a proposal to create a Joint legislative committee on ethics. The committee gave preliminary approval Monday to the bill after making several major changes, including the power to initiate special inquiries, without sworn complaint, into the conduct of lawmakers. Another change called for a ·single committee composed of three members each from the House and Senate rather than separate panels for each chamber. The major .thrust of the proposed-act deals with conflict of ...Interest!... . :. ; While the act establishes certain guidelines arid definitions for conflict of interest, the actual ethics committee would have the authority to formulate more specific guidelines. Paramount to the act Is the absolute secrecy of all allegations of a violation. If the ethics committee, after preliminary Investigation, should find probable cause exists, a public hearing would be called and the lawmaker confronted with the charge, at which time he could present evidence In his behalf. Jenne said the reorganization would break up "bad routine habits" acquired over the years and that new assignments would eliminate what he said had been personality clashes within the department. Gorruso, a 22-year veteran on the force, was promoted to captain In June 1965, seven months prior to Jenne's appointment as chief. Murray was reduced to the rank of sergeant after some 18 months of court proceedings In which Superior Court Judge John Morrlssey had ruled on Jenne's charges the lieutenant had been derelict and Inefficient in his duties. Hoff Names Mrs. Davidson State Treasurer MONTPELIER "(UPI) -Mrs. Madelyn Davidson of Montpeller has been sworn In by Gov. Philip H. Hoff to fill the unexpired term of the late State Treasurer Peter J. Hincks. Mrs. Davidson, vice president of the Montpeller National Bank, took the oath of office Monday. "The state is fortunate in being able to secure the services of an Individual with Mrs. Davidson's experience and dedication to public service," Hoff said. Mrs. Davidson, who will seek the post on the Democratic ticket in November, was an unsuccessful candidate for state treasurer In 1964. She is a member and clerk of the judicial selection board and the employment security advisory council. She was a member of the Vermont State Democratic Committee for 10 years and served as treasurer of it for eight.- Mrs. Davidson presently serves as treasurer of the boards of directors of the Greater Vermont Association and the Central Vermont Community Action Council. She was the first woman president of the Montpelier Chamber of Commerce and Is a past member of the National Advisory Council of the Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Vermont SBA Advisory Council. Three Charged In Unemployment Checks Case BAF.RE (UPI) -- One Washington County resident has pleaded guilty and two others Innocent in Washington - Orange District Court to charges of Illegal acceptance of unemployment compensation checks. The three court cases heard Monday were brought by the Employment Security Department. Released on $100 ball pending completion of a pre-sentence Investigation was Dewey C. Barclay of Middlesex who pleaded guilty to accepting four checks unlawfully. Cases were continued for Anthony Ronfrpw, 22, of Barre v;hcm IH '.ejiartment alleged accept, ed checks while In jail during March and April, and Mrs. Florence Hartmann, 33, of East Calais charged with accepting seven checks totaling more than $285 for the 16-month period from May 1966 to September 1967. Home Run LAGRANGE, Mo. (UPI)-Michael Novogradac, a member of the Moberly State Prison baseball team, did better than steal a base during a game with a Lagrange nine Sunday--he stole all the way home. 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