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2-Bennington Banner, Tuesday, February 4, 1964 Around Vermont Sawmill Theft I*robed ORANGE (AP) -- Investigation continued Monday Into a break at the Flint Brothers sawmill which netted about $600 In equipment. Authorities said entry was gained by breaking a padlock. Cabinets in the office were ripped open in search of loot. The break was discovered early Saturday. Town Manager Government Okayed WILLIAMSTOWN (AP) -- Voters have approved the town manager form of government. The vote In a special election Saturday was 168-72. Selectman George T. McCarthy said the town manager would probably assume the duties of road commissioner, tax collector and overseer of the poor. Contract Awarded MONTPELIER (AP) -- The Highway Department said today the Caledonia Sand Gravel Co., Inc. was apparent low bidder for more than a half mile of construction at the Intersection of Routes 116A and 2A in Williston. The St. Johnsbury firm's low bid was $131,001. Senate Meets for 2 M i n u t e s MONTPELIER (AP) -- The Vermont Senate met for less than two minutes yesterday and then adjourned because there was no business to attend to. The upper chamber met at 2 p.m. The house was not to meet until 7 p.m. B a r r e O f f i c i a l s Go to W a s h i n g t o n MONTPELIER (AP) -- Spokesmen for the city of Barre will meet In Washington Feb. 5 with federal highway administrator Rex Whltten on the proposed Interstate route near the Granite City. Gov. Hoff's office said arrangements for the meeting were made with tiie White House. Barre favors the "D" line route which would bring the Interstate from Montpelier through Barre. However, the federal authorities have indicated they prefer an "A" line, bringing the road from Montpelier to Nortlifield, bypassing Barre. A compromise "P" line would bring the Interstate near the Barre-Montpelier Airport. O n e I n d u s t r i a l F a t a l i t y R e p o r t e d MONTPELIER (AP) -- The Industrial Relations Department reports that one fatal accident and 1,190 non-fatal mishaps occurred among workers during January. The comparable figures for January 1963 were one and 1,023. G u i l t y Plea E n t e r e d for Theft MONTPELIER (AP) -- David L. Hornberger, 21, of Montpelier, pleaded guilty Monday to a charge of breaking and entering in the nighttime In connection with the theft of office equipment from the Chittenden Trust Co. Hornberger was returned to jail in lieu of $5,000 bail after his appearance in Montpelier Municipal Court. A pre-sentence investigation was ordered by Judge John P. Connarn. Hornberger allegedly took more than $16,000 worth of typewriters, checkwriters, tellers' machines and other equipment. The break occurred Jan. 16. Hornberger was arrested the next day in Somerset, Mass., and the loot was recovered. F i r e Puts Out C h a i r Lift STOWE (AP) -- The double chair lift at Mt. Mansfield was out of order Monday because of a fire which swept the shack housing the remote control system. However, six other lifts were operating as usual. · . Sepp Ruschp, general manager of the Ml.. Mansfield Co., said exact cause of the fire was not determined immediately. He added it was expected that the double chair lift would be back in running condition in the afternoon. S t a t e Board M e e t s T h u r s d a y MONTPELIER (AP) -- The state Board of Education will meet Thursday to consider proposed minimum standards for approval of Vermont secondary schools. Also on the agenda will be a discussion of Gov. Hoff's bill to reorganize the public school system into 12 districts. Chief architect of the bill is board member John G. Kristunsen of Guilford, who headed the task force study group which recommended the reorganization. The board will consider a requirement for library facilities as part of the standards necessary to obtain school building aid. Over in New York C a m h r i d g e M a n S h o t ; A l o n e Seven H o u r s CAMBRIDGE -- Robert Gates, 38, was reported in serious condition at Mary McClellan Hospital with a .22 caliber rifle bullet wound which he reportedly told police he suffered in an accident Monday. Gates, father of three children, was found by his 11-year-old daughter when sho returned from school about 5:15 p.m. He told police he was shot between 10 and 10:30 a.m. Police Chief Philip J. Sica is investigating the case with State Police. C i t y Moves To Take Over Troy A i r p o r t TROY -- The City of Troy has petitioned for a permanent order removing Airport Operators, Inc. from the Troy Airport in a move to take over facilities. It has also requested a detailed survey of the airport's potentialities from the State Dept. of Commerce. The developments followed a statement made last week by the Troy Airpark Industrial Committee urging preservation of the airstrip as a means of providing an incentive for industry and business to locate in Troy. L u m b e r y a r d Fire Causes Heavy Damage COLONIE -- An estimated $200,000 fire roared through the huge Rutland Lumber Co. here early this morning Four companies of about 100 men battled to save neighboring businesses and homes, although gusts of wind up to 30 miles an hour fanned the blaze in near-zero cold. Down in Berkshire w o m e n K x e h a n « e n L o c a t i o n Wfl.LIAMSTOWN - The Women's Exchange of the Williamstown Visiting Nurse Association opened Monday in its new quarters at 131 Cole Ave. The building was recently given to the association and was formerly occupied by Holden Stone store. Schools G i v e n Eye. Kar Test E | i i i | n i e n l ADAMS -- Formal presenthtion to the Adams School Department of nearly $000 worth of testing equipment to check the, eyes and ears of Adams school children was made this weekend by Adams Lions Club. The equipment includes a vis- Ion - tester and an audiometer 10-phone receiver set. 1NIJI)(! R e o r g a n i z a t i o n Sought NORTH ADAMS -- A plan to reorganize the Northern Berkshire Development Corp. and a proposal for a $250,000 fund raising campaign will be presented to the board of directors Feb. 13. John W. Bond, NBDC president, says a special committee appointed at the annual mooting lasl November is working this week on the final details of reorganization. Another Mystery Death Confronts Manchester, N.H. Authorities GOVERNOR AND HEART MOTHER-At his office in Montpeliei, Gov. Philip H. Hoff (left) congratulates Mrs. Velma Ironside who was selected as Vermont Heart-Mother-of- the-year. Mrs. Ironside said without the help of her two children Susan, 11, and Steven, 9, and husband Ernest who is her "mailman" her year-round volunteer work could not be carried on. Looking on is Dr. Porter II. Dale, past president of the association now serving on the Assembly Planning Committee of the American Heart Association. (AP) Webb Says NASA Center To Be Located at Single Site BOSTON (AP) -- The head of the National Aeronautics and Space Adminis t r a t i o n says NASA's proposed $60 million research center will be built on a single site. James E, Webb, on a visit to the Boston area yesterday, put an end to speculation that the center--recommended for Boston--might consist of a large downtown headquarters and a series of small laboratories in suburban areas. "I don't think that system would be the best solution," Webb said in answer to a question about scattered sites. Webb announced last week that NASA had chosen Boston as the logical site for the pro- posed center, which, he said, would be a coordinating center for most of the nation's major space activities. But final selection of the site must await approval by Congress of the $5.4 billion NASA - budget request. Other cities are still attempting to bring the center to their areas. Webb said he hopes the center can be located "within 30 minutes' normal driving time from Harvard and MIT." The NASA selection of Boston for the research center was prompted in part by the proximity of the two schools, plus a proliferation of electronics industries in G r e a t e r Boston, Webb said. Port Watchmen Back After 1-Day Strike BOSTON (AP)--The strike of the Boston Port Watchmen's Union lasted just one day but federal and state mediators continue talks today in an effort to settle the problems which halted most port activities. U.S. Mediator John J. Sullivan said he and Douglas Botts, a state conciliator, will continue to work on a solution to the grievances which prompted the port's smallest union to call its first strike. The strike ended last night and longshoremen, who were on standby, resumed cargo handling on the evening shift. The strike had idled Cargo handling on 13 ships. Some 2,000 men. including More Heart Transplants To Be Tried JACKSON, Miss. (AP)--University of Mississippi Medical Center surgeons appear likely to continue efforts to transplant a heart--despite the death of their first human patient. The medical center announced Friday a team of surgeons had transplanted a heart Into a man dying from a heart condition. The operation, the world's first known heart transplant, was interpreted in some quarters to mean a human heart had been transplanted. The medical center statement had referred to the heart that was used as a donor heart. But a university spokesman disclosed Saturday that surgeons had transplanted a chimpanzee heart. After the operation, the spokesman said further information would not be released "until additional clinical experience is gained," meaning until another heart transplant is tried. truck drivers who declined to cross picket lines, wereidledfor the day. The strike ended shortly after the Boston Shipping Association filed a $250,000 suit against the watchmen, charging them with a breach of contract pledges against strikes., work stoppages and picket lines. The watchmen's business agent charged, the association with violating the contract by failure to pay holiday rates for Columbus Day and Veterans Day. He also accused the association of refusing to take other grievances to arbitration for more than a year although the contract includes an arbitration clause. The present three - year contract went into effect Jan. 1 1963. Queen Mother Has Emergency Appendectomy LONDON (A P)--Queen Mother Elizabeth underwent a successful emergency appendectomy today which forced her to cancel a 30,000-mile trip to Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Sir Arthur Porritt, the royal surgeon, said the operation on the 03-year-old mother of Britain's reigning queen, lasted about half an hour. "The queen mother is very well," Porritt told newsmen, "but she will not receive any visitors today." Stricken with acute pain after church Sunday, the queen mother was taker, to the King Edward Hospital for Officers in London Monday night. She had been scheduled to leave on her six-week tour Friday. A woman of matronly charm, the queen mother holds a high place In the British public's affection. He said no decision had been made whether the center would be built in Boston or in a suburban community. "But it would have to be chosen with care," he said. "Such things as antennae in the vicinity could be p r o b 1 e m s. We're going to investigate the resources and do what's best for all." Accident Victim Loses Hand Despite Surgery HARfFORD, Conn. (AP) -Wilfred Chabotte, 42, is without his left hand again today. This time it's gone for good. Surgeons who had rejoined his forearm in an emergency operation last Tuesday had to undo their work. His progress had been satisfactory until yesterday afternoon, but then "It became evident that there was clotting of the blood vessels and circulation in the left hand became inadequate," said Dr. Ernest B. Oettcher, associate executive director of Hartford Hospital. Chabotte had his forearm severed between wrist and elbow by a rotary saw Tuesday when lie slipped at the New England Ice and Fuel Co. Another employe brought Chabotte to the hospital, along with the severed part packed in ice in a paper bag. SWITCH TO THE BEST RENT Ilimeless ELECTRIC WATER HEATER Just Phone Our Nearest Office only I 12-6316 PER MONTH MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP)- Authorlties at work on the unsolved s l a y i n g 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 Paquette, 54, was found yesterday under circumstances that liint- -ed of possible foul play, although officials said sulcltte could not be ruled out. State Atty. Gen. William Maynard scheduled a morning news conference and Indicated ha hoped to have the results of an autopsy performed last night at Hlllsborough County Hospital. One of the first police officlals at the scene said he suspected homicide. Hours later there was still no elaboration of first reports that the woman's clothing appeared to have been soaked with a combustible fluid. The shack was not damaged. The youngest of the woman's 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 6:30 a.m." The body was Identified by the woman's husband, Arthur, 56, a construction Worker. Police said Mrs. Paquette had prepared her husband's 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 unaccountably absent, the child notified police. The Paquette home is at 4484 South Brown Ave. in Manchester but the farm extends Into Londonderry. The s h a c k , an abandoned pig sty, is In Londonderry, a half mile deep in woods. The home and the shack are about a half mile apart. Fields about the shack were snow covered but the woman wore only a pair of loafers. The area was one of many places searched by police after Pamela Mason, a 5-foot-3, brunette high school freshman, disappeared in a snowstorm Jan. 13, apparently while on her way to a baby-sitting joU Eight days later, her body was found beside heavily trav- eled Interstate highway 93. She- had been stabbed and shot. The Mason slaying recalled the unsolved killing of Sandra Valade, 18, who vanished similarly in 1960 after alighting from a bus near her Manchester home. Her mutilated bodv was found later. The autopsy on the body of Mrs. Paquette was performed by Dr. Manuel Villaverde of the Harvard University department of legal medicine, assisted by Dr. Wendell P. Claire, Rocklng- ham County medical referee. Dr. Villaverde also performed the autopsy on the body of Pamela Mason. Storewide Dollar Days Specials In The Deli. New Improved Baker's Dozen DONUTS 49 SUPER DUPER MKT. 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