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Bennington Banner (Newspaper) - April 12, 1966, Bennington, Vermont 12-Benmngton Banner tuesday april 12, 1966 Board receives bids for school buses bus bids from a total of six distributors four of them local were opened monday night at a regular Board meeting of the it. Anthony Union High school submitting bids on a Fleet of 9 buses a one to be paid for by the Bennington school emerged District and the others to be Aid for by the Union District a were the following local dealers Wilson Ford Williams and Bugbee inc., Bill Hogan Chevrolet and in a joint bid with a Burlington firm Thurber a garage of Bennington. The two remaining bids were received from Seward sales and service of Rutland and Lyons Pontiac Cadillac of Barre. The bids made complicated Reading for most dealers cited prices for different body makes when bidding on the three categories of buses the school will require seven 66 passenger buses one 64 passenger bus and one 60 passenger bus. It was not immediately apparent which bids combined lowest prices with the Quality and specifications desire although at first glance the first and second lowest figures appeared to be cited by Wilson Ford and Thurber a garage. I Ina pies mrs. . V in v or. Albany. . A mrs. Harold a Vadney sr., 63, twin sister of mrs. Abe Gladys Noveck of Bennington died sunday in St. Peters Hospital Here after a Short illness. She was a resident of Feura Bush. Broil Mildred Hallenbeck in Colonie she had lived in Albany 15 years before moving to Feura Bush 12 years ago. She was employed Many years at a department store. She is survived by her husband and four daughters mrs. Wilma Martin of Westmere mrs. Joan Domanico of Ravena mrs. Florence Rossl of Guilderland and mrs. Elizabeth Mudge of Slingerlands three sons Harold or. Of Selkirk Robert of Schenectady and Richard of Guilderland another sister mrs. Bessie Gotha of Berne and 21 grandchildren. Services will be wednesday at to . At the Applebee funeral Home 403 Kenwood ave., Delmar. Burial will be in Jerusalem cemetery Feura Bush. Mrs. Silvi \ Maroni Readsboro a mrs. Silvia Girardi Maronel 79, of 208 e. Quincy St., North Adams mass., widow of Silvio o. Maronel for More than 60 years a resident of Readsboro vt., died sunday in the North Adams Hospital where she was admitted april 7. She had been in falling health the past month. Mrs. Maronel was born in pre Val Feledro Austria a daughter of the late Leopold and Marla Puzzini Girardi. She attended schools there and came to Readsboro at the age of 16. She had lived with a sister mrs. Lucylla Cominolli in North Adams the past two years. She was a Long time member of St. Joachim a Church and the St. Anne s society of the Church. She had attended St. Anthony s Church while a resident of North Adams. She leaves a son Albert a. Maronel of North Adams three daughters mrs. Livia Rancourt and mrs. Olga Miner of Shelburne Falls and mrs. Mary pm Antoni of North Adams two Sisters mrs. Cominolli and mrs. Irma Melega of Milan Italy nine grandchildren six great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews including North Adams Public works commissioner Joseph j. Girardi. Calling hours at the Flynn amp Roach funeral Home in North Adams will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.rn., today. Funeral services will be held wednesday at to ., with a High mass of requiem in St. Anthony s Church in North Adams. Burial will be in the family lot in the Village cemetery at Readsboro later in the Spring. Harte theatre last time tonight eve. 8.30 \ Del 11 s $1.25 children 50c my fair lady starts tomorrow eve. 6 30 amp 8 30 . To Rico Bat 01 stub Thompson protect return from the 7\slies Htu Pana vision in Ltd artist the bids were entrusted to a transportation committee whose membership besides representatives from the Union Board includes merged Board representatives and supt. Howard f. Kelley and Charles w. Keir new it. Anthony principal. The committee was authorized to choose Between the bidders of the decision can be made with unanimity on the grounds that further delay will apparently jeopardize a september delivery. If there is disagreement the bids will be returned to the Union Board for action. Bidding differences for a Complete line of buses ranged about $5,000, and generally fell Between $55,000 and $60,000. Makes of buses now under consideration Are Ford International and Gumc. There were indications at the meeting last night that some of the dealers May not have agreed in submitting their bids to a penalty clause for late delivery which the Board has said is necessary to insure september delivery. The Issue was not taken up in the open meeting however. Bishop Joyce to address Church Council Barre a the most Rev. Robert f. Joyce d.d., Bishop of the roman Catholic diocese of Burlington will be the luncheon speaker at the 22nd annual Assembly of the Vermont Council of United Church women Rcw april 22 in the universalist Church Here mrs. Richard Sprague president and mrs. Edmund l. Boyce general chairman have announced. Those attending the luncheon should make reservation with mrs. Boyce at 162 Church St., Rutland vt., 05701, or they will not be served if they Haven to reserved. The meeting will Start with a Coffee hour at 9 . And the session opens at 9 45. Doors will be closed at 9 55 until after the opening worship. Closing worship and communion will be at 2 45 . A laity in Mission a what is the Mission a a is the theme of this Assembly to which All Church women Are invited. The Burlington Council Rcw will present a worship drama a the world at there will be a depth study on a what the Bible says about the Hospital notes monday. April la 1966 a Dis Sims Norman Goodermote Wesley Alderman Berlin . Lucinda Keily Salem . Peter w. Tinkham Ellen Teresa Oesterle Bennington mrs. Sue Mears Arlington master Johnnu Sondorf North Pownal Colleen m. Thompson Rebecca Smith Hoosick Falls. Discharges Vernon Bolton Bennington John ii. Hickey Hoosick Falls mrs. Donna Andrew and son Eagle Bridge . Births or. And mrs. Robert Rogers of Eagle Bridge ., a son april la. Or. And mrs. Gary Condon of Arlington a son april la. Other births born april 9 at Springfield it. Hospital a daughter to or. And mrs. Roger bolster of Springfield. Mrs. Bolster is the former Arlene Hess of Arlington. Maternal grandparents Are or. And mrs. Carl Hess of West Arlington and the paternal grandparents Are or. And mrs. Roscoe bolster of Manchester depot. Stock a vertices Dow Jones Bache amp co. I Ham noon april 12, 1966t 3 1 industrials 938.53 a 3.89 20 railroads 264.03 .92 15 utilities 141.15 .15 composite average 338.08�?. 29 \ Illume 1.410 too .ii"1&Quot Quot Lurix Al ii i Loisil to it. 67, North Hoosick starts Fri. A dazzling to musical Bonanza min 7 mme i Jim r i sparkling i color an embassy pictures release in v. Oct i Bennington briefs mrs. Mary Jane Scott read ing consultant for Molly Stark and Beech Street schools will speak thursday at 7 30 . At the Beech Street school Ptg meeting. Her topic will be a teaching our children to All Are Welcome. The business and professional women a club of Bennington will hold its regular dinner meeting at West Mountain farm Arlington wednesday. A social hour will be at 6 30 and dinner at 7. The business meeting will be conducted by the president mrs. Rose h. Peart during which election of a nominating committee will take place. Entertainment will be by or. And mrs. Guy h. Harmon who will present their coloured slides showing the Many covered Bridges in Vermont. Bennington county firefighters association will meet wednesday night at 8 in the North Pownal firehouse. The Board of the Bennington county economic Opportunity Council will meet tonight at 8 in the North Bennington congregational Church. Stratton Mountain ski area reported a la to 14-Inch base with Corn surface this morning. Temp. Erasure was 40 degrees and excellent Spring skiing prevails. All sections Are open. The area will be operating through sunday april 17. Ralph Townsend ski coach at Williams College will be the speaker at the annual supper of the Junior ski program at 7 . Wednesday at 7 . At the second congregational Church. Area adults interested in the future of the Junior ski program Are urged to attend. The supper will be pot Luck and mrs. John Miller and mrs. Thomas Cook Are coordinating the covered dishes and other food arrangements. James e. Leonard of the Bel Kington away Petroleum service has completed an advanced training course in Oil heating at away facilities in Ithaca . He was one of 60 Burner service specialists who took the intensive three Day course covering All aspects of Oil Burner ii stall Atlon and service. The school was held april 5-7 and was con. Ducted by representatives of the Boston school of advanced Oil heat training. The Well baby clinic will be held at Bennington elementary school Park Street Entrance Between 9 and to . Saturday. The clinic is available without charge to All pre school children in the area. Or. And mrs. Max Fienberg Are at the Colcord hotel Kia Mesha Lake . For the pass Over holidays. They have As their guests or. And mrs. Gerald Leinwand and two daughters Roberta and Adrienne. Mrs. Leinwand is the former Selma Fienberg the of Lenbergs daughter. The nominating committee of the United counselling services Board of trustees will meet wednesday at 7 30 . At the Home of the Rev. A. J. Macdonald in Shaftsbury. Thomas f. Leonard 34, of Bennington was fined $100 by judge Samuel e. Levine in District court in Williamstown mass., saturday when he pleaded guilty to operating under the influence. An additional charge of drunkenness to which Leonard also pleaded guilty was filed. He was arrested on Sand Springs Road Early saturday morning according to police. Prof. Hazel Hertzberg will speak on the a anthropological approach to social studies wednesday at 7 30 . At Bennington Catholic High school. The lecture is being sponsored by the local cooperative project for curriculum development. Or. Jones will be away from april 12 until april 25. Adv the office of or. James Shea will be closed from april 13. Open As usual april 18. Adv artist at work anti poverty Council meets tonight the Board of directors of the Bennington county economic Opportunity Council will meet at 8 . Tonight at the units offices at the North Bennington congregational Church. Program development conduct and administration will be a main Point of discussion on the Agenda under old business. Reviewed Here will also be the status of a number of programs either already under study by the Council or for which Federal supporting funds have already been applied for. Among these Are the Community nursing project in Dorset a dental health project and a training program for remedial education help in Bennington operation head Start and medicare Alert programs and the possible establishment of a Day care Center or centers. Under new business a variety of other potential programs Are scheduled for discussion including Legal services and homemaking services projects a summer Camp and a neighbourhood youth corps project. Kevin Thibodeau demonstrates his artistic deftness for visitors at the Bennington High school open House monday night As he works rapidly with Black Finger paint to turn out this masculine visage. A number of Thibodeaus works in a variety of mediums were on display along with those of other students. My in it w y i it j a in Pownal Parent protests boards tuition policy a recently adopted school Board policy to generally disallow tuition refunds next year for students residing in the Union school District but enrolled in other High schools was protested monday night by a Pownal father at a Board Balker Library dedication the w. Philip Walker memorial Library at Molly Stark school will be dedicated next monday april 18, instead of at the close of the school year. The decision was reported to the greater Bennington school Board monday by Molly Stark acting principal Therese Goodermote on behalf of a committee of students teachers and other interested persons. As described yesterday the ceremony will be held outside a brain or Shine a in the area of the turnaround and the front Entrance. Beginning at to ., each class will present some contribution to the program. Recent Molly Stark graduates from Bennington Catholic Beyhl and North Bennington High school will be invited to attend As Well As the Public generally. In other business transacted in open meeting the Board Learned that papers have been blowing from the sanitary Landfill area onto school grounds. It was decided to Register a complaint with town selectmen. The Board also noted that bus Drivers Frank Hunt and Bill mat Olson have switched routes in their runs to Molly Stark while continuing their former separate runs to the Beech Street school. North villagers sceptical of unification benefits by Elizabeth Dwyer North Bennington a the advantages of unification for North Bennington ran into a Stone Wall of scepticism dismay and downright opposition at a meeting held Here last night in the firehouse. About 65 residents were on hand to hear the town unification act explained by members of the unification committee. Residents were not particularly critical of any specific items in the unification act which most termed a a Good act and far better than the former one a but the Tenor of most of the spirited questioning was to the Point that unification has no advantages to offer North Bennington. Arthur Taylor unification committee chairman in introducing the subject noted that a we knew that North Bennington would be the hardest to sell since you already have sewer water Street lights paved streets and fire asked to spell out specific advantages of unification John h. Williams ii committee counsel noted that the Basic advantage to everyone in the town of Bennington is More efficient government. A the combined budget of All government units in the town is now Over $800,000,�?� Williams noted. A this sum seems Large enough to require that it be handled by people trained in municipal administration instead of by officials who can give it Only part time service a he added. The unification act proposes employment of a town manager As chief administrative officer working under a Board of six selectmen. One or two residents questioned the need for a town manager and asked a Why the ones we had were it was noted that when a town manager operated in Bennington his duties in the past were never spelled out specifically As in the present act. Strike continued from Page i Between the Union and the bituminous Coal operators association Boa employing 40,000 miners. Boa leaders scheduled a meeting in Pittsburgh today to review the status of negotiations tentatively set to resume wednesday in Washington. The strike has Cut off shipments of Coal to major steel and Power companies but those firms say they face no immediate shortages. Rail carriers however began feeling a slight Pinch. The Baltimore amp Ohio said the strike halted 75 per cent of the Coal production along its routes. The Pennsylvania Railroad said it lost 87,000 tons of Coal loadings monday. Meeting of the it. Anthony Union High school. The Board policy would restrict tuition refunds to cases of senior students enrolled in vocational education programs effective during the year 1966-1967 Only. The Union High school will not have its vocational education program fully developed until september 1967. Dexter Moore of Pownal spoke on behalf of his daughter Pamela Jane now a senior at it. Grey lock regional High school in Williamstown mass., and on behalf of two other students enrolled at it. Greylock and at Hoosick Falls Central school in Hoosick Falls . Moore said All would be affected by the boards general policy to disallow tuition refunds. Moore told the Board he has been a supporter of the new Union school and that he has other children who will soon be enrolled Here. But he said his daughters High school career and her chances of College placement would be a a jeopardized a if she were not allowed to finish her senior year at it. Greylock. The Union school Board told Moore it was a a sympathetic to the situation of the three students and it accepted for study Scholastic records of Moore a daughter and a letter from it. Greylock expressing the Hope she will be allowed to graduate from the school. The Board took exception however to charges made by Moore that Union school authorities had led voters to believe tuition refunds would generally be allowed this year. Board chairman mrs. Marian Taylor said the boards policy was never to this effect and she said the Board could not be responsible for statements made by other parties of any were made. The other two students mentioned by Moore were Nancy Pratt now at it. Greylock and Bruce illgner now at Hoosick Falls Central. Astronomy notes this should be a Good evening to take a look at the elusive Draco the dragon winding its Way Between the two dippers to the Northeast. We find the first Star in the dragons Tail just to the North of Dubhe in the big dipper. The third Star in the Tail is Thuban. Had we been on Earth something like 5,000 years ago this would have been our pole or North Star instead of Polaris our present one. At that time Thuban was the brightest Star near the North pole. Unification committee members pointed to an improvement in the amount of water available under a town wide water system As another advantage to All residents. North Bennington already has its own water system under a deed of gift from Laura h. Jennings but unification plans Call for eventual tie in of the North Bennington and Bennington systems. With the development of the Bickford hollow and Bolles Brook sources their study indicates an ample Supply for All foreseeable future use throughout the town. Kenneth r. Couch Long time superintendent of the North Bennington water department questioned plans for water development. A it is my understanding that when the Woodford and Glastonbury watershed area was recently turned Over to the use of the Bennington water department it was with the understanding on the part of the donors that water would be available to North Bennington if necessary. Now i have heard that the engineers plans for this development do not include North Bennington a he said. Williams denied this implication and said that at present application is in process for a Federal Grant of about $250,000, to develop the watershed area in question for the eventual use of water on a town wide basis. Another tender subject brought out by the questions was a Why under unification North Bennington taxes would go up and Bennington Village taxes go in describing the tax picture Clement Gilchrist chairman of the unification committee finance sub committee said that As presently estimated the average town wide tax would be $4.77, North Bennington a present rate for town Village and Highway is $4.10, so that unification would have the immediate effect of boosting the tax rate about 67 cents. When asked a what would we get for that extra tax a residents were told that this would include police Protection on a 24-hour basis for North Bennington. Taylor noted that under the study conducted by the fire and police sub committee it was Felt that with the addition of two men to the present 13 in the Bennington Village Force plus one More police Cruiser round the clock coverage would be available to the Bennington Flats area and North Bennington. Considerable scepticism was evidenced As to whether this would in fact be possible and there appeared some muttered dissatisfaction As to the efficiency of the present Bennington Village Force. A they la have to get a new Force in Bennington before they can sell me on that a was one remark heard. Asked Why the Bennington Village tax rate would go Down Taylor replied that the Cost of police is a major one in the Bennington Village budget and under unification this Cost would be spread Over a broader basis. A the broader the tax base which would be the Over All effect of unification a he said a the More we can eventually expect the tax rate to go Down throughout the town a he added. Robert Woodworth a former Long time trustee in North Bennington noted a so far nothing in be heard tonight convinces me that you have anything to offer in the Way of better Williams in speaking to this Point explained that the Basic philosophy in unification is to have a More efficient operation one that will be the concern of All town residents. A at present we Are so fragmented that too much Energy from too Many people is required to keep our government going a he noted. He mentioned that the most interested and dedicated officials seem to be working in the smaller government units. A if we had one Over All town government with six selectmen All the interests of the citizens could be concentrated on the one operation. This would make our government More responsive to our wishes and in that Vay More democratic a he said. In describing the process of unification votes residents Here expressed some bitterness that a town wide a a yes vote followed by acceptance by Bennington Village would automatically result in a unified town. A a you be got us unified whether we like it or not a one noted. A by sheer weight of numbers the Village of Bennington and the outside town can drag us into unification anyway a was the Genera Feell Gex pressed. Asked whether it would be possible for North Bennington to pull out entirely from the town of Bennington and operate As a separate municipality Norton Barber noted that the establishment of municipal units is the province of the Vermont legislature. A with their increasing interest in larger districts and Region ligation i doubt that they would look kindly on that kind of setup a he suggested. And with this conclusion those present ruefully agreed. Barber emphasized that the Success of a unified town government depended on the election of Good selectmen who would be responsive to the wishes of residents in All sections of the town. A we have to have Faith in our fellow men a the Long time advocate of unification added. A we have to believe that they will operate with the welfare of the whole town in mind when making decisions a was his philosophy. Joseph Pello of the Bennington Village Board of trustees noted that at one time Bennington had considered setting up a City government and pulling out of the town in a similar manner. A my thinking on this has changed a he said a and my study of unification has convinced me that we have to work together on Bennington Village is not some monster that wants to gobble up its neighbors he assured residents Here. Basically North Bennington residents seemed to tie pretty Well satisfied with the efficiency of their present form of government. Noting the Progress made in the last to or 15 years Here that found streets paved a new firehouse and Village garage built a new fire truck in operation and at the same time a decrease in the local tax rate Village Moderator Richard Dwyer observed a we must Lee doing something Fred Welling for Many years chairman of the North Bennington Board summed up the thinking of residents Here As they had talked to him about unification. A we Are sceptical about How we would be treated under a town wide government a he pointed out. A there in North Bennington when residents express a desire to get something done of it is at All possible it generally gets done. We do have Faith in our fellow men but with some reservations a he added. A North Bennington has operated quite Well As an entity since 1829 and we have taken a great Deal of Pride in that operation and Pride in the fact that so Many people say they would t live anywhere else. We have a habit of Friendly responsive government in North Bennington and we done to break habits that easily a he concluded. Welling termed the foregoing a a sentimental Little speech that i Felt i had to make Quot but he was roundly applauded for making it. Listers Issue reminder to town taxpayers Bennington listers have issued several reminders to local residents and businesses in regard to listers preparation of the 1966 grand list for tax purposes. Personal property inventories Are to be filled out and filed with listers by april 20. Listers have sent out forms for this purpose to Many businesses and industries but if these Are needed they May be obtained at the listers office in the town building at 205 South St. Personal property includes among other things Mobile Homes farm livestock and business and Industrial equipment and product inventories. As to the traditional Vermont poll tax there will continue to be an individual head tax for which each adult is listed at $1 on the grand list but after july i a persons eligibility to vote will no longer be qualified by his payment of this under legislation passed at the 1966 special legislative session. Persons Over 70 years of age Are exempt from the payment of this tax and persons who have become 70 since last april i should notify listers of this fact so that their exemption can be registered. Veterans who receive a tax exemption certificate from the veterans admin station should file a copy of tills with listers by May i so that their exemption on this basis can be allowed. Finally persons who have become residents of the town since last april i or who have turned 21 since that time should also notify listers so that their names can be added to the town checklist. This is the list of those residents who Are eligible to vote and also the list of those who unless otherwise exempted pay the local head tax. Morgan horse killed by car Arlington a a Morgan horse belonging to Keynith Knapp was killed this morning when it ambled into . 7 and was struck by a car. State police reported that the horse easter Twilight had left the Knapp a barnyard and walked into the Highway. A car operated by Dale p. Weeks 28, of Arlington was unable to Stop in time and struck the animal. The mishap occurred about 9 45 . Us a Choice rib steaks delicious Vav i my e j Tobin s first prize boiled Ham t Ender sliced la. 99 Loco fresh eggs 2j 72c i Coupon it gone per family j granulated sugar 5 a 45 i Good Only wednesday april 13, 1966--- Salem a super Market

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