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Bennington Evening Banner (Newspaper) - January 6, 1955, Bennington, Vermont THE BENNINGTON EVENING BANNER FIFTY SECOND YEAR—NO. 15,601 PRICE FIVE CENTS BENNINGTON, VERMONT, THURSDAY, JANUARY 6, 1955 WEATHER: Cloudy, snow flurries, colder tonight and Friday. One Always Wants To Know How Things Turn Out, After Seeing a Woman Driving An Automobile,While Reading a Paper Propped on the Wheel. JohnsonAsks Greater Development, More Jobs; Ike For Harmony, Freedom, Vigorous Economy President Calls For Emphasis On Modern Air Power; Asks Boost In Minimum Wage Rates and the President noted today that' he has “already . . . expressed President assurances of unreserved cooper- Emerson Bows Out By Warning Assembly That State Has Come To End Of Lush Income Period War To Peace Transiti in Has Hit Vermont Clarify Duties WASHINGTON iff* Eisenhower appealed today for bi- a ti"on” in "those areas'.    ^ partisan harmony and told the new     Xhore has l>een no surh cxrhan g e    Of OtTICIQ IS Oil 84th Congress both parties are on 0 f pledges on domestic issues, but trial" in the free world’s struggle Eisenhower declared that “the DUGQCt KGDOrtS to win enduring peace and prevent strength of our country" requires an atomic “holocaust."    teamwork    on % a broad scale.    An explanation of the duties of In a State of the Union message    With Democrats and Republicans    the village clerk and treasurer noting the shift in control of Con- alike casting an eye ahead to the concerning budget and cash regress from Republicans to Demo- 1956 elections, Eisenhower put it ports was given this morning by crats, the President declared this way:    those two officers. America’s prosperity outlook “is    “Our quest for peace and free-    A controversy over the year's good"—that “business activity now dom necessarily presumes that we cash balance submitted by Treas-surges with new strength” and that who hold positions of public trust urer Louis Sausvilie and a budget personal income after taxes is "at must rise above self and section— report issued by Clerk Hilda Hur-a record level."    J    that we must subordinate to the ley took place at Tuesday night’s As for the international situation, general good our partisan, our per- meeting of the Village trustees year “there has been progress jus- sonal pride and prejudice. Tire- In a joint statment issued by tifying hone both for continuing lessly. with united purpose, we Sausvilie and Miss Hurley it was "lent exist in some areas and down to state level, md for the ultimate rule must fortify the material and spiri- .explained that there are no dis*! charged We aie rapidly becom- and ‘places on you as MONTPELIER, im — Gov. Lee rosperity to be found in the tax-E. Emerson bowed out as Ver- >ayer’s pocketbook as a long term mont’s 67th chief executive today net hod of building up job oppor-by warning a joint session of the .unity, although such an approach 43rd biennial General Assembly is sometimes justified to alleviate that with the close of his adminis- depression." (ration, -there closes with it the cai nr; the United States as the most lush period rn state income on!y effective power against Com-ever experienced.”    j    munism, Emerson declared that Declaring it might likewise be the ascendency of the nation en-prophetic to say we are approach- tails greater military expenditures ing the close of an era in our na- to guarantee its perpetration. Pro-tional economy, the 56-year-old viding the tax load remains con-Barton lawyer warned that the stant, this makes the amount that transition from a war economy to can be spent on the domestic one based on peace has had rever- front proportionately smaller, he Iterations here in Vermont.    noted. He said high levels of unemploy- j This national condition reaches he warned well as oth-. . . the New Executive Also Requests Extension Of Unemployment Benefits, Monument Repairs KENNETH J. FLEMING Fleming To Run entire federal budget expected to run about 64 billion dollars to buttress the* free nations against any Communist aggression, he said. “The massive military machines and ambitions of the Soviet-Communist bloc still create uneasiness in the world," he said. “All of us are aware of the continuing reliance of the Soviet Communists on military force, of the power of their weapons, of their present re i Continued On Page Four) County Pupils Win Awards In Essay Contest sort "to to consumption bodes no good for prosperity, Neither is “The degree of forebearance, Ward 7 Trustee See EMERSON BOWS (Continned on Page Four) Patrons Of Rural Mail Route Demand Probe Over Firing Of Carrier; They Charge 'Politics 1 Kenneth J. Fleming of 125 Coolidge Avenue announced his candidacy today for the Ward 7 Village trustee post. Ile will oppose William J. Burton of Gage Street who announced Tuesday for the office. Incumbent Wallace E. Mattison told the Banner Monday that he would not seek a third term. MONTPELIER — Gov. Joseph B. Johnson of Springfield, sworn in this afternoon as Vermont’s chief executive, called in his inaugural message for a stepped up state development program to help provide more jobs for Vermonters, lower tuition fees at the University af Vermont, a $22,000,000 program of new highway construction and a new state prison, financed by a :x>nd issue. The former Springfield machine tool plant executive warned Vermonters that new revenue must be raised by the General Assembly, first to meet tile rising expenses of state government and next to finance new services and improvements. He told the joint House and Senate Session that "Because of greater costs of operation of state government and the use of surplus rather than increased tr.xes to balance the budget two years ago, you and I are now forced to begin our term with commitments against our biennial receipts, which greatly narrow the margins with- 3T1() iKJi tile ui tili let ie I tile    ... v... v    __________________ t of freedom and justice in the    tual foundations of    this land of    espanoles    between    the    records    mg our    sole    best    customer"    in    a    er    state legislatures w „    ! freedom and of free nations     b >     the village clerk and the world where many of the markets j great responsibility of gauging to "But sobering problems remain throughout .the world.     vi « ag u     tr 5‘ r asun>1 /    .     are <‘l° sed to us because of “cur* some degree how much you want ahead" and thev reauire continued    “As never before,    there is need    Both officers    have received    nu-    rent national    policy    or    trade    bar-    to    add under the circumstances of heavy MngCvvo thirds of the    for unhesitating cooperation among    J™™ 8 * 1    T '' er% "    ' h<? na,i ° nal burden ,0    support    ,ho .    ~ Kl     3S Sh,rt    in    “We    do not want to have to re- I    domestic    economy    by    appeals to    Ac    CnnHidnfo Fnr SKK PRESIDENT UA,.KS    The    T*° WZ ^ ^ aid ‘" A* COmMOtC fOt clerk keeps a    record of the bud-    economy    but    We    said, get which is    a set and planned sca ! e    d ? wn    na,lonal production amount fixed by the trustees a nat, onal consumption bodes year in advance (merely figures and net cash*. The amount of leash which    comes into the j hands of the    treasurer varies according to income    derived    from taxes, meters and    various    other A North    Bennington    and    two;    sources.” distance to realistic armament lim-1 Pownal pupils have been named ( The controversy arose when itation, of their continuing effort winners of the annual Forest Fes- trustees were going over the ballo dominate or intimidate free na- tival Week essay contest held in ance for the year in the hiehwav i ^    _    **    * ■    _    _     r)nm . „ . „ _____,    . .    ,, t    .      -____- tions on their periphery.    the Southwest School District. department. According to Saus- ^“^^^TIGr | I HOV V^McirQ© OllTlCS t o, v 7, r .‘ f r V, n + °i* \r e j meers in *^54 totaled $16,098.50, “Their steadily growing power Mary Louise Palmer of the Oak vibes official cash balance re-    p~h!• q? •• r ° n .    * includes an    increasing    strength    in    Hill    School    in    South Pownal    was    port a    balance    of    $4,622.34    re-'     An    investigation    into "small-    normally    insures that    the substi-    lr 01 ?     U . ,C    '^^ vice ° r S^ >ra nuclear weapons. This power, com-; declared first prize winner. David mained in that department.    town Republican politics’’ was re- tute will be given first considera- aS never e ore sought public bined with the proclaimed inten- Mason of the Pownal Center School Miss Hurley’s unofficial budget quested Wednesday by a number tion in filling the position on a ° K °* tions of the Communist leaders to was    awarded    second    prize    and    report which does    not include all Bennington rural route patrons permanent basis.    He attended grqde school in communize    the    world, is    the    threat    third prize    went to Deborah    El-    of the income    which comes into * n letters forwarded    to Vermont’s    Termination of    Round’s tem-    Bennington    and high school    at confronting    us    today.    well    of North    Bennington. Parking Meters Had $16,098.50 Income In 1954 Collections from parking “To protect our nations and our j Each of the winners received pAple from the catastrophe of a cash prizes of $10, $7 and $3 re -nuclear holocaust, free nations sportively. must maintain countervailing mill-' Presentation of the awards was tary power to persuade the Com- made Wednesday by Miss Caro -munists of the futility of seeking line Darlington, County Forest Fes-their ends through aggression." tival Week chairman, and Dave The President’s prepared 7,800-i Barton, County forester, word message, carried nationwide j Judges for the affair were Vin-on television and radio, contained cent Pizzano of the Northeast no real surprises. Much of the leg- Wood Products Co., chairman, and islative program he outlined for Mrs. Mable Weller of the South the hands of the treasurer show- Congressional delegation and the porary appointment would re- Po ^ Huron, Mich., and Marion, b roU g bt ‘ tbe 19 =^ 3  ----Assistant Postmaster General. move him from such priority con- Ohio. See CLARIFY DUTIES (Continued on Page Four I according to figures released today by Village Treasurer Louis Sausvilie. The figure is under the 1953 collections which totaled $16,466.-22. Refunds amounting to $26.63 meter revenue to $16,125.13. Disbursements in- Dissatisfied Benni ngtonians sideration, they said, asked the investigation to determ- An examination to _ _    -    -    ine why a local rural carrier has candidates for the position win ne rias no political lies ana nasn t .so; transfer to parking lot llGnks And Noble been fired “ witbout reason” and be held later this month. A dead- pledged himself to any certain fund, $2,688.61; and trustees’ his job apparently earmarked for line for acceptance of exam ap- group.    orders approved for payment, $3,- To Head Panels At Conference "another postoffice employe be- plications has been set for Jan. 15, Incumbent Trustee Leon El- H3.63. fore qualifying exams for the po- the day on which Rounds’ ap- dred, Ward I, has announced he . Some $11,088.92 is in the Parkston have been held."    pointment is terminated.    will seek reelection. The Ward 7 ing lot fund at Present. About Rural route patrons contend In messages of protest to Sen. and Ward I posts are the only     of    that money will be used A Bennington College professor ** ia * “Pities" has been instru- Ralph E. Flanders, Sen. George ones coming up for a vote this ,°. pay f° r the Armory parking 1     *---~ a:,— ti— i.-t—^— t ^—... i    ox-     1Q t now under construction. Here’s how this year’s collec- j tions compare with past vears: 1949, $8,404.67 (meters in effect only six months); 1950, $16,714.- 74; 1951. $16,066,80; 1952, $16,195.- 68; 1953, $16,466.22. the year ahead already had been    Stream road, and Mrs. Fannie     aad » local    union official will    ™ ea,al    *"‘ *g n “ t ing J ,h *     te , m ^ D ’ Aiken. Rep. Winston H Prouty year. announced by the White House or Horst of the West road.    chairman discussion groups dur-    fp    ,     Abrahms ;    , Rout ?     1    P a ' rons disclosed by other sources. Much    The first prize essay will    be en-    * n S the 16th annual Vermont .    "    Drn° i    ow na,    ‘? r ’     prals ^ .    ' n , , W winch on- of it was a renewal of previous re-    tered in the State judging    finals    Kabor and    Farm Conference    |’ ros n    carrier    in    the    tails ^ a lot of extra mail and dunned not m-anted bv Congress    at Montnelirr.    which opens    at Goddard College    Bennington area.    ties in connection with Benning- POLICE CAK STOLEN quests not granted by Congress. I at Montpelier.    !    wnicn    opens at Goddard College n    BM    BIB Eisenhow r er held out no hope for Essay winners in the Benning- friday morning.    . Bounds was informed in a no- ton College deliveries and collec- tax cuts this year and repeated ton Graded School District and the Prof. Lucien Hanks of Benn- Pc e    Assistant    ^Postmaster    (ions. that he w’ants postponement of ex- parochial school district will be ington College will lead the cise and corporation tax reductions announced in the near future now scheduled for April I. They total about three billion dollars yearly and both Democratic and Republican leaders have predicted Congress will vote a postponement. The President said he is hopefu 1 the reductions can be made next year. He called for emphasis on mod- General Abrams on Dec. 26 that Ben-Mont Gives $200 For Grogan Family Benefit A $200 check representing con -1    ^     ann i e    W.    Carpenter    of ACUSHNET, Mass. im — For a while yesterday this town was with-“We wish to say that Rounds lout its only police car, plainly government Health and Welfare group dis-     n,s tem P orar y appointment to the    has not in any way enlisted aid    marked “Acushnet Police." Some-    BANGKOK (^—President    Tito of cussion, with Wayne A Sarcka     Poute 1 carrier position has been    of the people on his route to help    one stole it from in front of the    .Yugoslavia is    expected to visit of the Commission for the Chron-     enc * ec ^ as ^ an * 15. A block on    him keep his job, but it is unani-i    P°lBe station. It was found a few    Thailand after    he leaves    Burma ically 111 and Aged as consultant     t * le rout * ne discharge notice for    mous that we decidedly do not    boun later in the town of Dart- James A. Noble of the inning- ex P^ a i n * n S    reason    for    the    want to lose his courteous and mouth » eight miles away. ton United Electrical, Radio and firin K was left unmarked in the efficient services,” they wrote.__ Machine Workers will chairman letter sent to Rounds -     The    messages "request a satis- a group discussion on Education A disabled veteran of some factory and unbiased investiga- Jan. 17, informed sources report. three years’ service with the tion be made” and in the mean- em air power in readying the na- j tributions mors representing con- cambridge a member of the Stair Arm y Air Force during World time ask that Rounds’ service nt°of 'tho B^n Mort Pa Board of Education, will be re- War n > Rounds has substituted date be extended beyond Jan. 15 ni <i me Ken mom i a source consu i tant for thp prnlln for the Route I carrier, Fred Aus- "so his employment on our route gories"—an obvious reference to the cuts planned in Army, Navy and Marine manpower tion for any attack, and for "re- I management 01 me Ken-mont k,a-,    consultant fnr thi     u duction of forces in certain cate- pcrs ,    5f n ” in f! on vva s for- p    • i , tin, since 1952. _    may continue until your depart- v ai ded to the Waldo Grogan Fund Four other areas o^crucia! leg- In March ()f ]agt    Rounds    me > t has had time ^ conclu P e a oday ’    .    .     S f^ e    assumed ^11 responsibility for satisfactory investigation." -- --------- —-f------- ^ bc    lar ^ cst    local contribution to p ... p    ,    ‘    me ude route when Austin was taken A charge of "small-town Re- On the domestic front, there was late and one of the largest checks    httcinocc’/*     (    c    ill- The substitute carrier was in- publican politics, principally in- a formal call for hiking the 15-cent turned over to the fund the do- _    *    ^ en    . or    1e    formed in October that he had volving two people” is contained minimum wage to 90 cents aft nation pushes the fund above the Pu P, Su phite and Pa perm ii I been given a temporary appoint- in the messages. . hour. That would mean a pay >4,000 mark.    man,    ig    ways,     men t    position to take ef- This morning it was learned raise for I 300,000 workers now cov- Friends and businesses in t h e     c ^ al    ace ’    ^ ate    F a rm     1 fect wkh Austin - s retirement, that the situation apparently de- ered by the minimum wage act Hoosick Falls area started the fund Bureau president, Labor Legis- Oct. 19.    veloped when a substitute mail who are earning between (5 and J several weeks ago to aid Mr. and „     .7711------ Rounds    is    the father of two clerk employed inside the post- 90 cents an hour. So far as the general administration program is concerned, the new aspect this year is that Eisenhower must count even more heavily on the Democrats—now in control of Congress—for a big measure of cooperation in getting it en acted. Democratic leaders already have pledged cooperation in the foreign policy and national defense fields. Mrs. Waldo ‘Grogan whose five young children were burned to loath in a fire which destroyed their home and all their belong -ngs on Dec. 16. Other Bennington area contribu ‘ors to the fund have included the management, employes and union ~>f the Polygraohic Corporation o America, the J.II. Winslow Co., md Max Oil Service. See IIANK3 AND NOBLE (Continued on Page Four) POWERS DELIVERY Now Under NEW MANAGEMENT FRANCIS GRIFFIS 308 Norlh St. . NOTICE! We Are Open Through SATURDAY ONLY All Merchandise Selling at Wholesale CORNER CRAFT SHOP The Dinette 108 NORTH ST. * Will Reopen FRIDAY JAN. 7, 6 A. >1. Featuring Home Style C ooking DIAL 9718 Joan Alund Studio announces young children and has made his office decided he wanted a rural home in Pownal Center since route. 1946.    He    urged a carrier who holds a Postal spokesman said the tem- temporary appointment to the porary appointment is a form of Route 2 position to transfer to job protection given substitute Round’s job on Route I, while the carriers who must leave other mail clerk is to take over the va-jobs to assume carrier duties on    __ a n emergency basis.    See    PATRONS    OF    RURAL They said such an appointment ^    ^    „    _    ‘    . (Continued On Page Four) Opening of New Classes in I ap and Ballet at the K. of C. Hall Starting Monday January IO, 1955, at 4:15 P. M. Teacher: Miriam Foley See the ll Buy of the Week On Display at FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF BENNINGTON Central Vermont Public Service 467 Main St. (Banner — Barschdorf) CAR HITS POLE—Mrs. Jane Warner, 59, of Middle Granville, N. Y., was hospitalized at 8:30 this morning with a head injury after her car skidded into a utility pole on Route 9 near the sub-station on the Woodford road. Her condition is reported as “fair” by authorities at Putnam Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Warner was treat-e dat the scene by Dr. Julius Manes and was taken to the hospital by him. Tpr. Richard Davis, who investigated the mishap, said the car was traveling east toward Woodford when it skidded on the icy road and smashed into the pole. The car was demolished, he reported. in which w T c can safely make new appropriations." The governor followed out his campaign platform almost to the letter in the 22-page message. Ile recommended, in addition to construction of the state prison, building of a new state library and an auditorium and cattle showroom at the State School of Agriculture. He made his promised recommendations for extension of unemployment benefits from 20 to 26 weeks and asked for liberalization of the Workmen’s Compensation laws. He said arrangements for negotiations with the New York Power Authority for Vermont use of St. Lawrence seaway power should be left with the Public Service Commission and that the Legislature consider giving the commission extra funds for legal and technical assistance. He recommended tuition rates for Vermont students at the University of Vermont be lowered and that the p *esent scholarship system be revised so that scholarships will be administered by a board rather than handed out by sena-tors. He favored continuance of the present scholarship system as it affects St. Michael’s College, Middlebury and Norwich. He made recommendations of a $22,000,000 new construction program on Vermont highways and called for a $12,000,000 bond issue to help finance it. He set an example for the Assembly for speeding up work of the session by promising he would deliver his Budget Message next Thursday, about two weeks earlier than usual. In the budget Dressage Gov. Johnson said he would outline his proposals to the Assembly for ways of raising revenue needed to meet the rising costs of government and to finance nis highway program. Gov. Johnson said that estimates now show that on the basis of present state expenses and income, : "we have a deficit for the next biennium of some $4,000,000 without any expansion of services. This is partly due to the fact that the 1953 Legislature, rather than raise taxes to provide ad rational income for increased operating expenses, saw fit to use $2,500,000 of the 1953 General Fund Surplus for ; current expenditures in this biennium." He said the state payroll had risen from $8,000,000 at the end of the 1952 fiscal year to $9,-500,000 at the end of the 1954 fiscal year, and said Griffinhagen plan pay increases would also bring rising payroll costs in the future. Here are some of the points touched upon by the new governor in his message: Industrial Development “The very serious unemployment situation in several of the cities and tourns of Vermont and x he need for the improvement of state revenues make it crystal clear that the first aim of this administration and the Legislature must be to develop ways and means of providing more jobs for Vermonters. “The Vermont Development Commission can be the dynamic organization in a drive for new jobs, serving as .liaison agency between the community, regional and statewide organizations and prospective new businesses. “To afford the communities a more efficient and aggressive program of assistance in the industrial development field, the Commission wall require a larger appropriation for reserve.: and plan-ning and for experienced personnel who are specialists in this competitive field. The governor said the funds will be used for a research and planning department, an outside industrial agent and marketing specialist. The research and marketing phase he said W’as most important because it will make studies of raw materials, new products, new markets.    • Mindful cf present industries in SEE NEW EXECUTIVE (Continued On Page Ten;