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Snelling names 2 finance aides MONTPELIER (UPI) - . Gov. Richard Snelling has appointed Steven MacPherson, 51, of Montpelier as finance commissioner and Francis Hoermann, 57, of Barre as commissioner of budget and management. MacPherson succeeds Joel Schlanger, who resigned to take a job out of state. He worked most recently as director of Judicial Adminstrative Services in the Vermont Supreme Court. Hoermann succeeds Ronald Crisman, who was appointed by Snelling to be transportation secretary. Hoermann has worked the past three years as director of Budget and Management Operations in the Department o f B u d g e t a n d Management. Snelling also said Thursday he accepted the resignation of Robert Gillette of Barre as chairman of the state Employes Compensation Review Board. Gillette resigned to serve as chairman of the Governor's Cost Control Council. FEA issues proposal to cut oil costs WASHINGTON (UPI) -The Federal Energy Administration will propose a two-month program to reduce the consumer cost of home heating oil in. New England and the Midwest, Rep. Christopher Dodd, D- Conn., announced today. Dodd said the FEA told him it will publish in the Federal Register today a proposal granting a $1.56 per barrel Crash death probed in Bennington, N.H. BENNINGTON, N.H. (UPI) -- State police today investigated a Thursday accident which killed Lisa Wagner, 19, of Dublin. Mrs. Wagner was pronounced dead on arrival at Monadnock Community Hospital in Peterborough after the car in which she was riding slammed into the rear of a parked truck on Rte. 47. Her husband Robert, 22, who was driving the vehicle, was listed in stable condition at Monadnock Community Hospital with a concussion and a broken wrist, Police said Wagner was blinded by the sun while driving north on Rte. 47 and did not see the truck, which had stopped alongside the road to have its windshield cleaned. The driver of the truck, Alphee Lavoie 60, of Weare, was not injured in the accident It was overheard that tffc^l^JP ^jQ^^K IT IK^R-^E *lvw" mtlmW^fm CWKR W W* · T» is CHEAP! We will accept compliments such as this all the time. X^ entitlement be imposed for February and March on imported oil. The effect would be to shave $1.56 per barrel from the consumer cost of expensive imported heating oil and add that amount to the cost of heating fuel produced from lower-priced domestic crude oil. Dodd said the FEA proposal should cut the per gallon cost of home heating oil to importers in New England by about four cents, from 40 to 36 cents, and should mean a greater oil supply for both that region and the Midwest. Under the FEA entitlement program, the nation's largest oil companies -- which have access to most low-cost domestic oil -- are required to pay a per barrel sum to oil importers serving affected areas. The importers are required to pass on savings they obtain to their wholesalers and retailers and, in turn, it is expected to lower prices of home heating oil. Dodd and the New England Congressional Caucus have urged the administration to impose a three-month program, with a $2.30 per barrel entitlement. The congressman said he plans to continue urging the longer and higher entitlement program, appearing at FEA hearings Friday and Saturday in Boston. But he said the FEA action showed "it is clear the new administration is responsive to the energy problems of New England." Dodd requested the entitlements after a survey of 50 home heating oil users in eastern Connecticut showed they were paying as much as 47 cents per gallon, and the state's largest oil supplier predicted a 10 per cent shortage without entitlements. M V J. T 9M.M. m CONCORD, N.H. (UPI) The U.S. flag has been up and down the flag pole and in and out of court as New Hampshire continued to debate President Carter's pardon of Vietnam War draft dodgers. The New Hampshire House voted 217-127 for a resolution condemning the pardon. "To pardon those who ran would be to negate the efforts of those who gave their very best," said Rep. Henry Richardson, R- Greenville, a 31-year Army veteran. Federal Magistrate William Barry, sitting in U.S. District Court here, refused to bar Republican Gov. Meldrim Thomson from ordering the U.S. and state flags lowered on state buildings all this week in protest of the pardon. Barry said federal laws on flying of the U.S. flag were "plainly meant to serve only as a guide to use by civilians." Cheers and jeers greeted Thomson's announcement of the court decision during a rally attended by about 100 persons on the State House steps. One veteran ripped from the back of Wayne King, a University of New Hampshire photographer, a sign reading "Universal Amnesty for Everyone." A statement from William J. Rogers, American Legion national commander, said the blanket pardon will inevitably cause veterans "to ponder their sacrifice, to weigh the advice 'hey must pass on to their children." Rep. Eugene Daniell, D- Franklin, whose son refused to be drafted in 1970, raised the U.S. flag to full staff in front of the Legislative Office Building across the street from the State House. Daniell, who once threw a stink bomb into the New York Stock Exchange, said he raised the flag as an indication of his insubordination to Thomson. He said he first tried to raise the American flag on top of the Briefs Mt. Anthony Country Club -open to public for dinners 6 to 9 pin. Tuesday through Saturday. Noon to 8 pin. Sunday. Stuffed shrimp our specialty. ADV. We would like you to be part of our future. May we review your insurance program? Broadest coverage, attractive rates. The Shea Agency Inc. Bennington. ADV. Leahy inquires of status of FEA and oil price curbs WASHINGTON (UPI) -Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., has written to Elmer Staats, the comptroller general of the United States, to determine if the Federal Energy Administration is legally bound to reimpose price controls on home heating oil and so-called "middle distillate" petroleum products. Leahy said Wednesday that ^N. ' THE FIRST ANNUAL BENNINGTON ^ LION'S CLUB HOME-SPORTSMAN SHOW is coming February 24, 25, 26 of Catamount School watch for details sponsored by (£T*ir\ CATAMOUNT \0* i^- / N A T I f l N A I B A N K 1 Miml,,., F M i r l \^^___^^x J \^ \ NORTHSHIRE . .'JV BOOKSTORE *** MAIN STREET 802-362-3565 k MANCHESTER CENTER, VERMONT w SOUTHERN VERMONT'S MOST COMP R E H E N S I V E BOOK AND R E C O R D STOKE. A BROWSER'S DELIGHT! ^^ ^r -- N ART - COOKING - CRAFTS FCOI OGY - POETRY - RELIGION SCIENCES - TRAVEL - VERMONT A MERE SAMPLING OF OUR BOOK SECTIONS V ·^r- We will cheerfully order any book or record in print. S p i l l v Q.A FRI.-SAT. TILL 9 P.M., SUN. 10-6 ( he is concerned by the failure of the FEA to put the controls back into effect in the face of what he called "skyrocketing" fuel prices. The controls were first imposed during the 1973 Arab oil embargo. The FEA promised to reimpose the controls when a so-called "trigger" mechanism detected a "skyrocketing" of oil prices. "The prices have skyrocketed and the FEA hasn't triggered," Leahy said. "In -Vermont the price of a gallon of heating oil has increased from last year's average of 42.1 cents to a price of nearly 50 cents in some parts of the state. Furthermore, there are projections for an additional two-cent rise before the winter's end." He said Vermont is suffering from a winter which is already 41 per cent colder than last year. He added that the severe cold is likely to continue, increasing the demand for oil. Leahy charged the FEA has failed to provide adequate monitoring services and the overall services that it originally promised. 55% OFF KITCHEN CABINETS Huge Inventory to draw from FAST. ^^^^ rf^Site i^f^lP «wB /H. GREENBERG\lp j^l 371 MAIN smiT 1 1 I^H IfNNINOlON 1 1 I j^l Vt ft MONT 05701 1 1 Flag flies up and down as N.H. debates pardon State House but found the door The House resolution preced- to the roof locked ed Thomson's memorial service State employes'later lowered for «e 50,000 Vietnam war the Legislative Office Building dead and the federal court flag back to half staff. "d" 1 ^ Little real opposition seen to 40-hour week Bennington Banner, Frklny. Rep. Nixon of Brattleboro qmts MONTPEUER (UPI) At least one influential legislator believes most state em- ployes disagree with their union and are willing to work more hours each week. Gov. Richard Snelling has proposed a 16.6 per cent pay raise for state employes, provided their work week is extended from 37.5 to 40 hours. The executive committee of the Vermont State Employees Association supports the pay hike, but opposes a longer work week. "I don't find much support among the rank-and-file for the union's opposition to a 40-hour week," Rep. James Douglas, R- Middlebury, said Wednesday. "If it were a matter of great concern to state employes, then · I'd be concerned. But I don't think it is." Douglas is House Republican leader and also chairs the Government Operations Committee, which will take up the state employes pay bill. At the same time, he said he doesn't believe all state em- ployes are working as hard as they could. But he attributed that, at least in part, to low morale caused by low pay, and expressed hope the legislature will remedy that this session. Douglas said he generally supports Snelling's pay package, but wants to study a report indicating state em- ployes' salaries lag far behind those in private industry. "I want to make sure the gap is that large," he said. "If it is, then I'm willing to support that size increase and I think a 40- hour week is reasonable." MONTPELIER (UPI) Rep. Sydney Nixon, R-Brattleboro, Thursday resigned his post just as the rest of the House members were about to debate his disputed election. Nixon's resignation cleared the way for Gov. Richard Snelling to appoint Democrat Robert Emond to take over the Brattleboro District 4-2 seat. Nixon and Emond have been engaged in a tangled election dispute since the Nov. 2 election. That dispute saw the election lead change hands several times in a series of recounts. The latest recount was last week when the House Municipal Corporations and Elections Committee declared Emond the winner by only one vote. The committee found that Emond had received 572 votes to 571 for Nixon. The committee had planned today to recommend to the House that it replace Nixon with Emond. Emond led by two votes on election day, but a court ordered recount turned that around and gave Nixon a one vote margin of victory. In an emotional speech to the House, Nixon said, "I thought I had won the election but this committee's report now seems to require that my fellow members, many of whom have served with me for nine years, be asked to disregard the court order and send me home. To ask this of you, my friends, seems to me to be both embarrassing and unfair to you." Nixon's speech visibly moved many members of the House. "I depart this hallowed Hall of Representatives," he said, "with sadness in my heart but with bitterness toward none of you, my friends, who remain to face the many difficult prob- lems I" be rv:-"h ':4 KOllOV/illg f . ' l - I H S Ef.r'll.. House R;'f\ibl:ui r i/!f!'J" James D'v.iy'as ", V i - M , '·;! said it w:iv " "id '.';'.' Rep. Orr'M !!·.·»"».', ) ( - M a n Chester, -.'I'll ' '.'·- vtw hav/j worked wif'i i:im i.rmw liiit. arxi respect him '·'; ;\ ;\w nit man." Nixon's i isigni'i'T :w."fl :V House a p M c d ' / i . '· · fight. II , . ! · : Wild ···· po^iMr- move !»li,!\'. '·"· H ' i ' l i c c a new r 1 '" i " p .m'T leboroDis'rv! ·!··/ :·'·'·. .-' AT EVERY BENN/NGTON, Intereste in th arts Don't miss the entertainment page! Theatre, movies, music, fine arts; notices, reviews and criticism all week long in The Banner. It's a great way to plan your weekend. \ Benninjrtorti b ner Advertisers: For ii format/on about how your message can reach our arf-consdous readers phone: 447-7567

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