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Bennington Evening Banner (Newspaper) - January 18, 1955, Bennington, Vermont THE BENNINGTON EVENING BANNER FIFTY SECOND YEAR—NO. 15,611 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 Safety.”—Benjamin Franklin Town Meeting Warning Has 2 New Items Consolidation, Sewer A 21-article warning containing only two new items was presented to the Board of Selectmen at its weekly meeting. Monday evening. for tentative adoption. Prepared by Town Counsel Norton Barber at the board’s direction, 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 article was not ready for discussion at Monday night’s meeting, a numbered article has been reserved for it and Selectmen were informed a report and recommendation on the matter will be presented to them before the warning is finally adopted. Inclusion of the sewer svstem article is by petition of Clark’s Woods residents who have already agreed to pay the Town rent for use of the system to offset all costs incurred in its operation. A routine article allowing a four per cent discount on all taxes which are paid before Get. 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. 31. 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 recommendation of Paul Kelley, voted to hire the Thompson Tree Company to remove a huge willow tree located behind yie North Bennington fire department house. Kelley told the board he had been given an estimated cost of $100 for the project and members said they believed the price to be fair and reasonable. Health Officer William Fox appeared before the board to answer a question on whether 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 previous experience has shown that many parents are reluctant to report 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 local citizen, the quarantine tags are not required by State Law and said local doctors do not favor their use. Ask Decision On UHS Plans For Building Meeting Is Tomorrow THE NAUTILUS PICKS UP SPEED—Th3 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 Ho enlisted men. County Legislators Are Given Three Chairmanships; Other Solons Committee Members Howe, Lefevre, Harte, Hewitt, Key Men Bennington County’s Legislative delegation carries a w ide representation on committees, holding three chairmanships and two vice chairmanships in the House and four vice chairmanships in the Senate. Also, the county’s senior senator, Carleton G. Howe of Dorset, , as president pro-tem of the Senate, occupies the top spot in that I body of the Legislature. Rep. Reid Lefevre of Manchester heads the all important tax writing Ways and Means committee. Also serving on that committee is Rep. Milford D. Bibens of Rupert. Chairman of the Municipal Corporations committee is Bennington Tow’n Rep. John B. Harte. The General committee is chairmaned 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 Appropriations, Conservation and Development and Education. Sen. T. Garry Buckley, the county’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 Institutions committee is Rep. August F. Bauer of Landgrove. Other representatives and their committee assignments follow: Rep. Bibens, Rupert, Ways and Means, Conservation and Development. Lemuel Pike, Searsburg, Conservation and Development. * Mrs. Ruth Cole, Sunderland, Conservation and Development. Rev. Charles McCurdy, Winhall, Education. Mrs. Esther Wilcox, Arlington, Social Security (clerk). Henry Amadon, Pownal, Agriculture. Ralph Knapp. Woodford, State and Court Expenses. Philip Barre, Readsboro, Institutions. Mrs. Edith Sanford, Stamford, Judiciary. Russell Parks, Dorset, Highway Traffic. Pearl D. Lakin, Peru, State and Court Expenses. Hearty Kiss Can Prevent a Lot of Road Accidents BOSTON (AV-An insurance executive says a hearty kiss can go a long way toward preventing highway accidents. Charles Ray, vice president of Market Service, Inc., which insures trucks and buses, said yesterday the difference between a good driver and a bad driver is marked by “a good breakfast, a happy home atmosphere and a hearty goodby kiss.” Ray also told a meeting of the New England Commercial Vehicle Assn. that a recent company survey showed that “unhappy home life caused by nagging over money, in-laws and behavior of children were the main factors behind a poor driving record.” Wondering Who David Is That Signed Letter SOMERVILLE, Mass. — Clifford Wooldridge, ll, today proudly displayed a letter on White House stationery acknowledging a Christmas present- but he’s wondering about David, one of the signers. Clifford had sent a calendar he made to President Eisenhower last month. Ile got a letter from the White House yesterday thanking him for the gift. It was signed “Mamie and 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 middle name is David) or his grandson. SAUSVILLE RESTAURANT, Inc. Cor. River and Depot Ste. Special Tliurs., Fri., Sat, SPAGHETTI & MEAT BALLS PIZZA PIE Slogan Contest ! In Last Week; Ask Briefer Entries I After a preliminary examination of the entries in the current slogan contest, to promote Bennington’s advantages as a center I for skiers, the contest committee yesterday announced that a good j number of entries have been received. 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 submitting new. slogans, because the contest is scheduled to close at 5 p. rn. Saturday. Because of an apparent misun-Iderstanding by some of the contestants, the committee called particular attention to the fact ii hat the slogans should stress ;he convenient location of Bennington, within easy driving distance of several excellent ski areas; and the fact that Bennington has fine facilities for shopping, 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 mailed to the Chamber of Com "“terce, ; in Bennington. The contek is open to any resident of the town | 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 $25, plus skiing accommodations, worth $45 from Dutch Hill and Mount Snow. Second prize is $10 and the third prize. $5. Complete information is available from the Chamber of Commerce office. GV A’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 Vermont Association will again sponsor a bill to have four nonreligious holidays always fall o n Mondays, thus adding four long weekends to the tourist year. Dana L. Haskin, vice president of the Vermont Transit Company, Burlington, chairman of the GVA’s Monday Holiday Committee made this announcement today. He said that the bill will differ from the one defeated at the 1953 session holidays including Columbus Day which will not be included this year. Mr. Haskin said that the probable increase in tourist volume can be in excess of a million do! 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, passage of the measure in the 32 states required w’ould give larger vistas and pleasure to millions. He said: “When holidays fall in the mid die of the week, few peop’e can go anywhere at all. This plan will allow people to travel, have a gooc time and be refreshed. “We will again review all th^ reasons for the proposed measure and bring them up to da*e. For example in 1953 wa? found that ’onger weekends do not resu t in more automobile fatalities; in fact p-jo revc^^ was true. We could only explain this by ruggesting t’ia +    ni.b- ir is more inc'ined to drive faster -'iTe*' 4 n to the’r dest : na*i''n or to get back to work and that when they have more time, they are inclined o be more leisurely. ” ‘President’s Day’ would always be celebrated on the third M o n-day in February combining Lincoln’s and Washington’s birthdays and those of other presidents ; ‘Memorial Day’ woald always be the last Monday in May; ‘Independ- Davis Defends Shooting Doe In Limited Season MONTPELIER, LD — State Fish and Game Director George W. I Davis last night defended the proposal for a limited doe season on the grounds that the quality of deer in some areas has deteriorated 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 appeared as a guest of WMVT-TV’s panel show’ where he was quizzed by outdoor writers and a former memlier of a legislative fish and game committee. ! He said although he favored a limited doe season for some southern sections of the state, he w’ould be reluctant to see a doe season in the northern half. Davis said figures compiled over the years by his* department show that deer taken in the heavily deer-populated areas of Windham county ran much lighter in weight than deer taken in other areas. The director also discussed at some length the purchase by the state of access strips to permit the public to reach ponds and lakes on w’hich they can fish. He said an individual who wished 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 purchased and said the program would be I contimj(*d. Appearing with Davis were Ed Keenan of the Burlington Sunday I News, P. G. Angwin of the Barre Daily Times and G. L. Wright Iof Essex Junction, member of the’ House fish and game committee. Byrd Asks Paring Of Spending Plan ToBalanceBudget WASHINGTON' UP) — Sen. Byrd <D-Va) urged the Eisenhower administration 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 he on the $4,700,000,000 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 $62,408,000,000 spending budget Eisenhower recommended for the bookkeeping year starting next July I. Congress responded generally along partisan lines to his “first things first” message calling for increased air power and slimmed-down ground forces. Democrats gibed at the Presift's failure thus far to keep his >52 presidential campaign promts to balance the hudet, criticized his “partnership” powder de-dopment program and challenged ; cut in farm outlays. Republicans generally defended 1 sunflower’s figures as indicative if the hard realities of defense nor ling in an uncertain era, although a number said they were disappointed at the lack of a balanced budget. The President forecast a deficit of $2 408.000.000, about half the size of the one antic: aa*ed this year. Byrd, new chairman of the Sen- Approval or disapproval of plans to construct a new’ 21-classroom Union High School at a total cost of $994,000 will be voiced by the Citizens Committee for Better Public Schools at a public meeting to be held in the Courthouse building at 7:45 p. rn., Wednesday. Architect John N. Brovvnrigg Jr. of the firm of Reynolds and Associates, Allxmy, N. Y., will be present at the meeting to review con-i struction plans and to describe the facilities -of the proposed school. Co-chairman Paul Bohne and George Plumb have reported the Committee w ill tie asked to approve or disapprove the plans as prepared by the architect, the Union District directors and members of the Citizens Committee. If the plans are approved, they will I>c presented to Union District voters at a special meeting on March 29. As prepared by the architect, the plans call for a new’ school with a pupil enrollment of 400 and central facilities comprising auditorium, gymnasium, cafeteria, shops, and heating units, capable of handling a 500-pupil enrollment. * The now plans are actually thorough rev isions of plans for a project defeated two years ago by voters. That building had been designed for an enrollment of 600 pupils 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 directors and advisers from the Citizens Committee, plus 30 per cent state aid on the proposed project, the new program would require the raising of $717,000 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 construction and financial details of the program. One Road Boss Is Suggested By Selectmen To Become ‘Manager’ BIRTHDAY Br.*OK*, INAUGURATION FOK PENNSYLVANIA GOVERNOR—George M. Leader samples his 37th birthday cake in Harrisburg, Monday, as he observes 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 Endorse Naming Two Road Commissioners William J. Burton of 933 Gage i of which I was chairman. Bennington Selectmen will ask voters to elect only one road commissioner at the March Town Meeting and to approve his filling a position as an “outside manager.” Unanimous decision to urge voters to choose a single road commissioner 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 administrator, tree warden, dog catcher and other minor positions. Board members said the election of a single road commissioner would ‘put an end to needless bickering’' which has divided the commissioners and the road crew’s in the past, and enable the Town to merge a number of its extra duties for speedier and more efficient service**    . • Theyteaid appointment of one individual to the other positions would provide the board with an employed worker who could* be easily contacted by the Selectmen and who would be able to attend all ixiard meetings to insure better understanding of the Town’s* responsibilities in various areas. I nder the present procedure, voters elect two road commissioners, 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-J voters to allow’ them to appoint ^Pman to the job of road commis- street withdrew’ from the ranks 1 think he is qualified and urge-,. ,    -    ------- ho would have supported MOner ; hey said it was fairer am •    -    - -■    ••    more in the public interest to hav< See GVA’s BILL (Continued on Page Four) See BYRD ASKS (Continued On Page Five) F. O. EAGLES regular meeting TONIGHT — 8 O’CLOCK State President Niquette Will Be Present $60,000 Sought For Repairs To Battle Monument (Vermont Press Bureau) MONTPELIER — A $1,133,000 package bill containing recom -mendations of the State Building Council for construction and repairs on state-owned property w’as introduced into the Senate today bv Sen. Fred C. Brown of Orleans County. Major items in the hill include $358,000 for a new administration building at the Brandon State School, $215,000 for an auditorium and cattle showroom at the Vermont School of Agriculture at Randolph Center; $60,000 for repairs to the Bennington Battle Monument; $86,000 for an employes’ dormitory at the Vermont Sanitorium at Pittsford: $35,000 for an addition to the Statehouse to provide storage space: $150,000 for underground steam and water lines at the Weeks School: $50,000 for eliminating fire hazards at state institutions, except at the state hospital in Waterbury where the 1951 legislature provided money for this purpose. Other Items in the bill are principally repairs and improvements at state institu -tions. Sen. Guy H. Cleveland of Windsor County offered a bill to repeal the 1953 law to alternate names on candidates on primarv election ballots. Cleveland’s bill would restore the ording of the law prior to 1953, providing that the names be arranged alphabetically on the ballots. The alternate name bill was snonsored bv Henry D. Vail of Ludlow’, Windsor County senator in 1953. Three other bills introduced would legalize a price differen -tiai to milk producers who install tanks so that their milk may tx? handled by a bulk milk tank operation: require the commissioner of agriculture to review conditions in a European corn borer control area after the area has been in operation for three vears: and make the state liable for damage done by black bear to bees or hee hives. Thirteen bills were introduced into the House, bringing the total thus far in both houses to 127. Rep. William Hill of Hinesburg introduced a bill to tighten the law requiring loads on trucks to be adeouately fastened. The bill outlines requirements for fasten -ing loads, particularly loads o f hay, straw and similar materials, and allows law enforcement o f -firers to stop and examine trucks and to arrest without warrant operators who are violating the law’. It sets a maximum penalty of $100 fine or 30 days imprisonment. Two bills amend local charters. of the Independents last night and i those wl__ _____________  . threw’ his hat into the Democratic me to vote for Lother,”    mme in the public interest to have ring.    | Other candidates and the offices e loac * commissioner elected bj The newspaperman resigned his for wTiich they were nominated. l ’ lc vo! crs. candidacy for the Village Ward are:    If    their    request for a single com 7 trusteeship and accepted the 1 Alexander Drysdale, moderator; missioner is upheld by the voters Democratic nomination for Town Mary Hodeck, town clerk; Louis the candidate for either the Dis selectman at the Democratic eau- Sausville, treasurer; T. J. Lani- trict One or District Two com cus at the High School.    gan, overseer of the poor; Em- missioner post receiving the jar Some 12 persons attended the mett Leahy, lister (3); Chauncey j gest number of votes will b caucus and nominated candidates Donaldson, lister (I); John awarded the position    * for all other Town offices except Flood, auditor (3); James Kearns ~    ,. the Towm agent and road com- Jr., first constable; Edward ,    sandal savings; under th* missioner posts.    Doyle, second constable; Julia n .. v | pan are a!so believed pos Alexander Drysdale made a mo- Nash, collector of taxes; William M ) selectmen said the salary o: tion to go on record as endors- T. Eddington, George Campbell, ono comrr hssioner would be immed a motion at the Town meet- William Keams Sr., Merton Olin ,n ' e bv saved, as well as the salary and Jesse Watson, grand jurors; of a dog catcher. They added, how Eugene Shea, trustee of public evc L that the commissioner giver monies.    the position of “outside manager’ Two offices are still question would also be given an increased marks as the candidates which salary for his extra duties. mg ing in March to have the selectmen appoint the two road commissioners. Burton accepted the selectman nomination with some reluctance,    ____ ___________ _____ explaining that T. Garry Buckley, were nominated have not been the incumbent, was one of his best contacted for confirmation. They are Edward Doyle and James Keams Jr. Richard Corcoran of North Bennington, chairman of the Town friends. Announcing earlier that he was running as an    Independent for the trusteeship,    Burton,    in with-    — ----- ------------------ drawing, urged    that his    support    Democratic    Committee,    presided be switched to    Winston    Lother.    at the    caucus.    Campbell    was    sec- “I find Lother very capable,” : ret ary. Burton said. ‘‘He was an out- j Miss Hodeck, Sausville and standing member of the Village Mrs. Nash were nominated on en-Committee for City Government dorsement motions. 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 special meeting to vote on dissolution of the district were presented to him on Monday afternoon 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 Citizens’ Caucus set for 8 p. rn. Saturday at the Armory 7 . However, interest in that race Increased pay would be neces sary, they said, because of the ad difional w’ork and responsibility falling upon the office-holder. Selectmen are to consult wit! Town Counsel Norton Barber t< decide how the Town Meeting warning must be prepared in or riel to pro\ ide a vote on the mat tor. State law requires inclusior of an article for the election o either one or tw’o road commission ers. Board members said a suitable arrangement would be adopted be fore the annual meeting, however to present their recommendatioi to the voters. Benhi Trio Takes Part In Oratory Eliminations Black said the petitions were giv- has dwindled somewhat due to the en to him by Lafayette Lyons, proprietor of the Mill Supply Co. He said he accepted the petitions in the absence of the district’s clerk, Miss Mary Hogan, and Martha LaCroix, Gerald Levir withdrawal of William J. Burton    p >o!<    participate    i who last night accepted the     t t lc c ^ n Jr cs * on O rat ° r ic; Democratic nomination for a    hvj s, .j in Benhi auditorium three-year term as selectman. p. n * S c ^ uri J , S sixth period. -    -    i Remaining to battle it out for crj ve a/nrenared ten tn    ^ the board will meet in the near fu- 'the trustee post are Wesley Buz- y to SDrf » c h on anv nhn f lure    to    investigate    the    signatures    zell, contractor, of 826 Gage    Constitution of tho ? T n> 0 ^°o4 ♦ and decide    what action    will    be tak-    street; Kenneth J. Fleming, Cen-    Following tho prepared' speech th pn    lral Vermont Public Service Cor-    contestants win ,ri„ 0 speerh ™ portion employe, of 124 Coolidge     f ° UI V avenue; and Winston W. Lother,     rU ssion on corno , h P ° ran, " oas ,2 1S co-owner of the Quality Paint    phase    of    the    Co’ en. Black said he understood that additional petitions were still to be presented. Lyons told The Banner Monday that he has obtained more than 300 signatures for the petitions Store, of 121% Bradford street.    ™ e „f' udent ^ wi "    »*    * .    ...    . ,    died    six minutes in advance as A candidate has yet to announce what their extemporaneous d i: for the village attorney post. In- cussion feature topic will be The petitions request holding of cumbent Reuben Levin says he The local wanner wail be enter* a special meeting of the district to see if voters will approve or disapprove dissolving the Union District which has been in effect here since 1952. . -    npii    ut:    trill will not run for re-election be- ; n (p e regional contest. After cause he wants to devote his time regionals the winner goes to th Is Romeo In Name Only, Court Is Told By Watson - to his private law practice. Candidates for all other offices are running* unopposed. Incumbent Ward I Trustee Leon Eldred seeks a second term as does Miss Hilda Hurley, village clerk. Treasurer Louis Sausville asks a ninth term. Village President Harold G. Griffin announced a few days ago that he w’ould seek re-election. Incumbent Water Corn- state session. This contest is held annually acquaint more high school studen with the Constitution and its mea ing. DETROIT Ob—Calvin Watson, 40, asked and received court permis-    ------------- sion yesterday to change his name rnissioners Alfred Ellett, Ward 2, to Roemo because that was what an< ^ Arthur Rickert, Ward 4, seek many of his friends called him. Asked whether his wife planned re-nomination. It is expected that Mrs. Julia See $60.0W> SOUGHT (Continued on Page Fou/J *    ‘ivuic    I    Ilia    nuc pidl ii leu    *-----  u    UUU to change her name to Juliet, Wat- ^ asa W M run again for the collector of taxes post. Incumbent son replied: “No, sir. We are divorced. I’m going to be a Romeo in name only.” Auditors John DeVito, Joseph Shea and Robert Johnson are also expected to "seek r-election. 91 See the “Buy of the Week On Display at FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF BENNINGTON LLOYD STUDIO 439 Main St.—Dial 5516