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Bennington Evening Banner, The (Newspaper) - January 18, 1955, Bennington, Vermont THE BENNINGTON EVENING BANNER FIFTY-SECOND PRICE FIVE CENTS BENNINGTON, VERMONT, TUESDAY, JANUARY 18, 1955 WEATHER: Cloudy, cold, windy, light snow. Wed., fair, cold. "They That Can Give Up Essential Liberty To Obtain a Little Temporary Safety Deserve Neither Liberty Nor Franklin' Town Meeting Warning Has 2 New Items Consolidation, Sewer A 21-article warning containing only two new items was present- ed to the Board of Selectmen at its weekly meeting, Monday even- in p. for tentative adoption. Prepared by Town Counsel Norton Barber at the board's di- rection, the warning's only new business includes a vote on the Town's acceptance of the Clark's Woods sewer system at no cost to Town voters, and a vote on consolidation of the Town and Village. Although the consolidation ar ticle was not ready for discussion at Monday night's meeting, a numbered article has been reserv ed for it and Selectmen were in- formed a report and recommenda tion on the matter will be pre sented to them before the warn ing is finally adopted. Inclusion of the sewer system article is by petition of Clark's Woods residents who have al- ready agreed to pay the Town rent for use of the system to off- all costs incurred in its opera- tion. A routine article allowing a four per cent discount on all taxes which are paid before Oct. 30, "overlooked" in Town warnings for the past several years, is also included in the March warning. 'Selectmen said they will allow until Monday. Jan. 33, for the presentation of petitioned articles to be included in the warning. On that date they will formally adopt the warning and send it to the printer. Board members, at the recom- mendation of Paul Kelley, voted to hire the Thompson Tree Com- pany to remove a huge willow tree located behind jhe North Bennington fire department house. Kelley told the board he had been given an estimated cost of for the project and members said they believed the price to be fair and reasonable. Health Officer William Fox ap- peared before the" board to ans- wer a question on whather the homes of children stricken with communicable diseases must be tagged with a red warning poster. Fox said health laws no longer require posting such notices and medical practice urges against the use of the posters because pre- vious experience has shown that many parents are reluctant to re- port communicable diseases when they know the quarantine tag is to be placed on their homes. He told the board, in response to a question received from a lo- cal citizen, the quarantine tags are not required by State Law and said local doctors do not fa- vor their use. THE NAUTILUS PICKS UP Navy's new atomic-powered submarine, the Nautilus, kicks up a spray over her bow as she picks up speed in a trial run on Long Island Sound off New London, Conn., yesterday. The submarine carries a crew of 11 officers and 85 enlisted men. County Legislators Are Given Three Chairmanships; Other Solons Committee, Members Howe, Lefevre, Harte, Hewitt, Key Men Hearty Kiss Can Prevent a Lot of Road Accidents BOSTON insurance exe- cutive says a hearty kiss can go a long way toward preventing highway accidents. Charles Ray, vice president of Markel Service, Inc., which in- sures and buses, said yes- terday the difference between a good driver and a bad driver is marked by "a good breakfast, a happy home atmosphere and a heartj' goodby kiss." Ray also told a meeting of the New England Commercial Vehicle Assn. that a recent company sur- vey showed that "unhappy home life caused by nagging over mon- ey, in-laws and behavior of chil- dren were the main factors behind a poor driving record." Bennington County's Legisla- tive delegation carries a wide rep- resentation on committees, hold- ing three chairmanships and two vice chairmanships in the House and four vice chairmanships in the Senate. Also, the county's -senior sena- tor, Carleton G. Howe of Dorset, as president pro-tern of the Sen- ate, occupies the top spot in that body of the Legislature. Rep. Reid Lefevre of Manches- ter heads the all important tax writing Ways and Means com- mittee. Also serving on that com- mittee is Rep. Milford D. Bibens of Rupert. Chairman of the Municipal Cor- porations committee is Berming- :on Town Rep. John B. Harte. The General committee is chair- maned by Rep. Merritt Hewitt Jr. of Shaftsbury. Hewitt' is also chairman of county delegation. Holding the vice chairmanship on the committee is Rep. Charles D. Bentley Sr. of Sandgate. Sen. Howe is vice chairman of three committees in the Senate; the committees on Appropria- tions, Conservation and Develop- ment and Education. Sen. T. Garry Buckley, the coun- ty's junior senator serving his first term, is vice chairman of the Social Welfare committee and a member of the Finance and Military Affairs committee. Vice chairman of the Institu- tions committee is Rep. August F. Bauer of Landgrove. Other representatives and their committee assignments follow: Rep. Bibens, Rupert, Ways and Means, Conservation and De- velopment. Lemuel Pike, Searsburg, Con- servation and Development. Mrs Ruth Cole, Sunderland, Conservation and Development. Rev. Charles Win- hall, Education. Mrs. Esther Wilcox, Arlington, Social Security Henry Arriadon, Pownal, Agri- culture. Ralph Knapp, Woodford, State and Court Expenses. Philip Barre, Readsboro, Insti- tutions. Mrs. Edith Sanford, Stamford, Judiciary. Russell Parks, Dorset, High- way Traffic. Pearl D. Lakin, Peru, State and Court Expenses. Wondering Who David Is That Signed Letter SOMERVILLE, Mass. (Si Clif- ford Wooldridge, 11, today proudly Sisplayed a letter on' White House stationery acknowledging a Christ- mas he's wondering ibout David, one of the signers. Clifford had sent a calendar he to President Eisenhower last He got a' letter from the White louse yesterday thanking him for the gift. It was signed "Mamie ind David." Clifford's mother said they know 'Mamie" is the President's wife, 'but we aren't sure whether the David means the President (whose niddle name is David) or his grandson. SAUSVILLE RESTAURANT, Inc. Cor. River and Depot Sts. Special Thurs., Fri., Sat SPAGHETTI MEAT BALLS PIZZA PIE Slogan Contest In Last Week; Ask Briefer Entries After a preliminary examina- tion of the entries in the current slogan contest, to promote .Benn- ington's advantages as a center for skiers, the contest committee yesterday; announced that a good number of entries have been re ceived. They stated that several excellent ideas were included, but felt the right one has not quite been struck yet. They urged that all entrants submit new slogans, or revise their current entries, to improve their chances of win- ning. The committee emphasized that quick action is necessary by new entrants or those sub- mitting new. slogans, because the contest is scheduled to close at 5 p. m. Saturday. Because of an apparent misun- derstanding by some of the con- testants, the committee called particular attention to the fact that the slogans should stress the convenient location of Benn- ington, within easy driving dis- tance of several excellent ski areas; and the fact that Benning- ton has fine facilities for shop- ping, overnight accommodations, and eating. Some of the entries are too long, according to the committee. Fifteen words is the maximum length; and brevity will be one of the major considerations in judging. Contest entries are to be mail- ed to the Chamber of GVA's Bill Would Make Four Non-Religious Holidays Come Monday As a means of increasing_ the state's tourist business, officers and directors of the Greater Ver- mont Association will again sponsor a bill to have four non- religious holidays always fall o n Mondays, thus adding four long weekends to the tourist year. Da- na L. Haskin, vice president of the Vermont Transit Company, Bur lington, chairman of the GVA's Monday Holiday Committee made this announcement today. He said thaf the bill will differ from tho one defeated at the 1953 session holidays including Columbus Day which will not be included this year. Mr. Haskin said that the prob- able increase in tourist volume can be in excess ,of a million dol- lars a year spent by persons who do not otherwise have the time to visit Vermont but he said that in addition to the dollar returns, pas- sage of the measure in the 32 itates rsquired would give larger vistas and pleasure to millions. He said: "When holidays fall in the mid die of the week, few people can e.o anywhere at all. This plan will allow people to travel, have a good time and be refreshed. "We will again review all the reasons for the proposed measure and bring them up'to date. For example in 1953 we found that onger weekends do not rcsu t in more automobile fatalities; in fact Davis Defends Shooting Doe In Limited Season MONTPELIER, Iff) State Fish and Game Director George W Davis last night defended the proposal for a limited doc season on the grounds that the quality of deer in some areas has deterior- ated due to the lack of feed. Davis said he was convinced no harm would be done if the limit was removed on deer kills i n some areas for a specified period. The fish and game director ap- peared as a guest of WMVT-TV's panel show where he was quizzed by outdoor writers and" a former member of a legislative fish and game committee. He said although he favored a limited doe season for some south- ern sections of the state, he would be reluctant to see a doe season in the northern half. Davis said figures compiled ov- er the years by hisi department show that deer in the heavily deer-populated areas of Wmdham county ran much lighter in than deer taken in other areas. The director also discussed at some length the purchase by the sta4e of access stiips to permit the public to reach ponds and lakes on which they can fish. He said an individual who wish- ed to remain unidentified had sold the state a sixty-five acre access strip at Lake Bomoseen for the sum of one dollar. Davis mentioned several lakes and ponds in various sections where access strips have been purchas- ed and said the program would be continued. Appearing with Davis were Ed Keenan of the Burlington Sunday News, P. G. Angwin of the Barre Daily Times and G. L. Wright of Essex Junction, member of the' House fish and game committee. Ask Decision On UHS Plans For Building Meeting Is Tomorrow Approval or disapproval of plans to construct a new Union High School at a total cost of will be voiced by the Citizens Committee for Better Pub- lic Schools at a public meeting to be held in the Courthouse building at p. m., Wednesday. Architect John N. Brownrigg Jr. of the firm of Reynolds and Asso- ciates, Albany, N. Y., will be pre- sent at the meeting to review con- struction plans and to describe the facilities of ths proposed school. Co-chairman Paul Bohne and George Plumb have reported the Committee will be asked to approve or disapprove the plans as prepar- ed, by-the architect, the Union Dis- trict directors and members of the Citizens Committee. If tho plans are approved, they will be presented to Union District volcrs a1 a special meeting on M.irrh 29. As prepaiod by the architect, the plans call for a now school with a pupil enrollment of 400 and central facilities comprising auditorium, gymnasium, cafeteria, shops, and heating units, capable handling a 500-pupil enrollment. The now plans are actually thor- ough revisions of plans for a pro- ject defeated two years ago by voters. That building had been de- signed for an enrollment of 600 pu- pils with central facilities for 800, at a cost of one-and-one-quarter million dollars. With space and facility reductions recently approved by the Union di- rectors and advisers from the Cit- izens Committee, plus 30 per cent state aid on the proposed project, the new program would require the raising of in tax money to build and equip the structure. Officials of the school district, and members of the committees which have helped plan the building will be present to discuss construc- tion and financial details of the pro- gram. One Road Boss Is Suggested By Selectmen To Become 'Manager' BIRTHDAY BttFGKK INAUGURATION FOR PENN- SYLVANIA M. Leader samples his 37th birthday cake in Harrisburg, Monday, as he ob- serves his birthday the day before he becomes the first Democratic governor of Pennsylvania in 20 years. He will be the second youngest governor to take office, the youngest being Gov. Pattison who was 32. The cake was inscribed with the saying: "The moving finger writes, and having writ, moves on." Burton Deserts Independent Ranks To Run For Selectman On Democrat Ticket; 12 at Caucus Bennington Selectmen will ask voters to elect only one road com- missioner at the March Town Meeting and to approve his filling a position as an "outside manag- er." Unanimous decision to urge vot- ers to choose a single road com- missioner was reached by the board after a lengthy discussion of what the office-holder's job would encompass. Selectmen envision his duties as including supervision of the road crew of nine men and filling the appointive jobs of signboard ad- ministrator, tree warden, dog catcher and other minor positions. Board members said the election of a road commissioner would T'put an end to needless bick- ering" which has divided the com- missionars and the road crews in tho past, and enable the Town to merge a number of its extra duties for speedier and more efficient speedi Endorse Naming Two Road Commissioners Byrd Asks Paring Of Spending Plan ToBalanceBudget WASHINGTON Wi Sen. Byrd Sought For Repairs To Battle Monument We could suggesting fiat -u-i-'-" i nub- 'ic is more inclined to drive faster reverse was true, only explain this by in Bennington. The contest is to tr-e'r dest nation or open to any resident of the town to t back to k and tnat whon of Bennington, except members of firms or families of the contest committee. It is sponsored by the Merchants Association and the Chamber of Commerce. First prize is plus skiing accom- modations worth from Dutch Hill and Mount Snow. Second prize is and the third prize, Complete information is avail- able from the Chamber of Com- merce office. they have more time, they are inclined o be more leisurely. 'President's Day' would always be celebrated on-the third Mon- day in February combining Lin- coln's and Washington's birthdays and those of other presidents 'Memorial Day" would always be the last Monday in May; 'Independ- See GVA's BUJL (Continued on .Page Four) (D-Va) urged the Eisenhower ad- ministration today to pare its spending plans by 4 per cent and balance the federal budget. A good place to start, Byrd said in an interview, would be on the outlay for foreign aid proposed by President Eisenhower in the annual budget message he submitted to Congress yesterday. This was one of the major items in a spending budget Eisenhower recommended for the bookkeeping year starting next July 1. Congress responded generally along partisan lines to his "first things first" message calling for increased air power and slimmed- down ground forces. gibed at the Presi- 'ent's failure thus far to keep his 152 presidential campaign prom- es to balance the budet, criti- his "partnership" power de- program and challenged cut in farm outlays. Republicans generally defended F.senhower's figures as indicative of the hard realities of defense in an uncertain era, al- though a number said they were at the lack of a bal- inced budget. The President fore- cast a deficit of about half the size of the one an- this year. Byrd, new chairman of the Sen- (Vermont Press Bureau) MONTPELIER A package bill containing recom mendations of the State Building Council for construction and re- pairs on state-owhed property was introduced into the Senate today by Sen. Fred C. Brown of Orleans County. Maior items in the bill include for a new administration building at the Brandon State School, for an auditorium and cattle showroom at the Ver- mont School of Agriculture at Randolph Center; for re- pairs to the Bennington Battle Monument; for an employ- es' dormitory at the Vermont San- itorium at Pittsford; for an addition to the Statehouse t o provide storage space- for underground steam and water lines at the Weeks School; for eliminating fire hazards at state institutions, except at the state hos- pital in Waterbury where the 1951 Legislature provided money for William J. Burton of 933 Gage street withdrew from the ranks of the Independents last night and threw his hat into the Democratic ring. The newspaperman resigned his candidacy for the Village Ward 7 trusteeship and accepted the Democratic nomination for Town selectman at the Democratic cau cus at the High School. Some 12 persons attended the caucus and nominated candidates for all other Town offices except the Town agent and road com- missioner posts. Alexander Drysdale made a mo- tion to go on record as endors- ing a motion at the Town meet- ing in March to have the select- men appoint the two road com- missioners. Burton accepted the selectman nomination with some reluctance, explaining that T. Garry Buckley, the incumbent, was one of his best friends. Announcing earlier that he was running as an Independent for the trusteeship, Burton, in with- drawing, urged that his supp'ort be switched to Winston Lother. "I find Lother very Burton said. "He was an out- standing member of the Village Committee for City Government of which I was chairman. think he is qualified and urge those who would have supported me to vote for Other candidates and the offices for which they were nominated, are: Alexander Drysdale, moderator; Mary Hodeck, town clerk; Louis Sausville, treasurer; T. J. Lani gan, overseer of the poor; Em- mett Leahy, lister Chauncey Donaldson, lister John Flood, auditor James Kearns Jr., first constable; Edward Doyle, second constable; Julia Nash, collector of taxes; William T. Eddington, George Campbell, William Kearns Sr., Merton Olin and Jesse Watson, grand jurors; Eugene Shea, trustee of public monies. Two offices are still question marks as the candidates which were nominated have not been contacted for confirmation. They are Edward Doyle and James Kearns Jr. Richard Corcoran of North Bon- nington, chairman of the Town Democratic Committee, presided at the caucus. Campbell was sec- retary. Miss Hodeck, Sausville and Mrs. Nash were nominated on en- dorsement motions. this bill purpose. Other Items in the are principally repairs and improvements at state institu tions. Sen. Guy H. Cleveland of Wind- sor County offered a bill to repeal the 1953 law to alternate names on candidates on primary election ballots. Cleveland's bill would restore the ordmg of the law prior to 1953, providing that the names be arranged alphabetically on the ballots. The alternate name bill was soonsored by Henry D. Vail of Ludlow, Windsor County sena- tor in 1953. Three other bills introduced would legalize a price differen tial to milk producers who install tanks so that their milk may be handled by a bulk milk tank op- eration; require the commission- er of agriculture to review condi- tions in a European corn borer control area after the area has been in operation for three vears; and make the state liable for dam- age done by black bear to bees or bee hives. Thirteen bills were introduced See BYRD ASKS (Continued On Paee Five) F. O. EAGLES REGULAR MEETING TONIGHT 8 O'CLOCK State President Niquette Will Be Present into the House, bringing the total thus far houses to 127. Rep. William Hill of Hinesburg introduced a bill to tighten the law requiring loads on trucks to be adequately fastened. The bill outlines requirements for fasten ing loads, particularly of hay, straw and similar m'aterials, and allows law enforcement o f ficers to stop and examine trucks and to arrest without warrant op- erators who are violating the law. It sets a maximum penalty of fine or 30 days imprisonment. Two bills amend local charters. See SOUGHT (Continued on Page Four! Petitions Presented To Vote Dissolution Of the UHS District Leonard Black, chairman of the Union High School District's board of directors, reported today that several petitions calling for a spe- cial meeting to vote on dissolution of the district were presented to him on Monday afternoon. Black said the petitions were giv- en to him by Lafayette Lyons, proprietor of the Mill Supply Co. He said he accepted the peti- tions in the absence of the dis- trict's Miss Mary Hogan, and the board will meet in the near fu- ture to investigate the signatures and decide what action will be tak- en. Black said he understood that ad- ditional petitions were still to be presented. Lyons told The Banner Monday that he has obtained more than 300 signatures for the peti- tions. The petitions request holding of a special meeting ,of the district to see if voters will approve or dis- approve dissolving the Union Dis- trict which has been in effect here since 1952. Is Romeo In Name Only, Court Is Told By Watson DETROIT Watson, 40, asked and received court permis- sion yesterday to change his name to Roemo because that was what many of his friends called him. Asked whether his wife planned to change her name to Juliet, Wat- son replied: "No, sir. We are divorced. I'm going to be a Romeo in name only." Ward 7 Trustee May Be Only Tilt To Face Caucus Nomination to the Ward 7 trusteeship appears to be the only contest slated for the Citi- zens' Caucus set for 8 p. m. Sat- urday at the Armory. However, interest in that race has dwindled somewhat due to the withdrawal of William J. Burton who last night accepted the Democratic nomination for a three-year term as selectman. Remaining to battle it out for the trustee post are Wesley Buz- zell, contractor, of 826 Gage street; Kenneth J. Fleming, Cen- tral Vermont Public Service Cor- poration employe, of 124 Coolidge avenue; and Winston W. Lother, co-owner of the Quality Paint Store, of 121% Bradford street. A candidate has yet to announce for the village attorney post. In- cumbent Reuben Levin says he will not run for re-election be cause he wants to devote his time to his private law practice. Candidates for all other offices are running unopposed. Incumbent Ward 1 Trustee Leon Eldred seeks a second term as does Miss Hilda Hurley, vil- lage clerk. Treasurer1 Louis Saus- ville asks a ninth term. Village President Harold G. Griffin announced a few days ago that he would seek re- election. Incumbent Water Com- missioners Alfred Ellett, Ward 2, and Arthur Rickert, Ward 4, seek re-nomination. It is expected that Mrs. Julia Nash will run again for the col- lector of taxes post. Incumbent Auditors John DeVito, Joseph Shea and Robert Johnson are al- expected "to seek r-election. Theyteaid appointment of one in- dividual- to the other positions would the board with an employed worker who could-, be easily contacted by the Selectmen and whoj would be able to attend all board meetings to insure better understanding of the re- sponsibilities in various areas. Under the present procedure, voters elect two road commission- ers, one to head each of the four- man road crews, and Selectmen appoint other citizens to serve as signboard administrator, tree warden, and dog catcher. Only the position of dog catcher is a sal- aried job. Selectmen decided against ask- ing voters to allow them to appoint to the joo of road commis- sioner. They said it was fairer and more in the public interest to have the road commissioner elected by the If their request for a single com- missioner is upheld by the voters, I he candidate for either the Dis- trict One or District Two com- missioner post receiving the lar- gest number of votes will be awarded the position. Some financial savings under the new plan are also believed pos- sible Selectmen said the salary of one commissioner would be immed- iately saved, as well as the salary of a dog catcher. They added, how- ever, that the commissioner given the position of "outside manager" would also be given an increased salary for his duties. Increased pay would be neces- sary, they said, because of the ad- ditional work and responsibility falling upon the office-holder. Select men are to consult with Town Counsel Norton Barber to decide how the Town Meeting warning must be prepared in or- der to provide a vote on the mat- :er. State law requires inclusion of an article for the election of either one or two road commission- ers. Board members said- a suitable arrangement would be adopted be- fore the annual meeting, however, to present their recommendation to the voters. Benhi Trio Takes Part In Oratory Eliminations Martha LaCroix, Gerald Levine and Nancy Cook will participate in the American Legion Oratorical contest in the Bcnhi auditorium Wednesday, during sixtfi period. Participants of this contest will give ten to twelve min- ute speech on any phase of the Constitution of the United States. Following the prepared speech the contestants six minute cussibn on some phase of the Con- stitution. The students will be not- ified six minutes in advance as to what their extemporaneous d i s cussion feature topic will be. The local winner vjtl be entered in the regional contest. After the regionals the winner goes to the state session. This contest is held annually to acquaint more high school students with the Constitution and its mean- ing. will give a four to extemporaneous dis See the "Buy of the Week" On Display at FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF BENNINGTON LLOYD STUDIO 439 Main 5516 NEWSPAPER I
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