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Bennington Banner (Newspaper) - April 23, 1963, Bennington, Vermont # 10-Bennington Banner tuesday april 23, 1963 three fire departments urged to consolidate continued from Page i refutations of govern department discipline r 7th at fires and while in the stations on a non emergency duty basis 5. Establishment of an intensive training program for All personnel and appointment and promotion of firefighters Only on the basis of examination seniority and ability 6. Expansion of fire prevention activities through More rigorous inspection programs 7. Installation of the fire alarm system Headquarters in a separate Structure or in a special area of a new centralized station 8. Replacement of nine a interfering Type Quot signal boxes and expansion and modernization of the entire alarm system 9. Establishment of a communications Center to serve the entire town. Equipped with Tele zoning hearing continued from Page i and residential areas in the Village and minutes of the commissions numerous meetings leading up to development of the new ordinance were presented to the Board. Under a timetable suggested by Williams the Board will conduct the May 8 Public hearing the third such hearing within the past month to explain the ordinance s provisions and to receive comments from the Public. About a week later trustees will formally adopt the ordinance and order a special Village meeting to be held about june 18 to vote on its adoption. The or Diance to be published in full in the Banner prior to the special meeting will then become Law. It supersedes an ordinance in effect Here since 1955 but recently held technically invalid because of procedural errors in its adoption. Members of the commission which prepared the ordinance included Gilman Charles e. Ulrich Harold e. Gordon Clarence e. Howard Paul m. Clermont Lucien e. Loomis John p. Zync and Franklin p. Jones. Rutland or continued from Page i ment is granted a As in the Rutland s Case a it has not established protective conditions As part of its order. Thus the Rutland management for its part is not interested in the liquidation or Sale of Only portions of the line As this might constitute or involve partial abandonment with its attendant complications for the new owner. Keyser thinks there Are More disadvantages than advantages to any form of direct state involvement in either the Purchase or control of the line. He said state takeover of the Rutland would establish a precedent with the state thereafter obliged to come to the Aid of any other Vermont Railroad finding itself in difficulties. Harte theatre Bennington it. Phone 442-4990 now playing thru sat. Mat. Daily 2 p. M. Eve. 6 30 amp 8 35 Walt Disney Pai unti Quot in in y Miracle of the White stallions technicolor Robert Sun Lilli Curt Taylor Palmer Jurgens. C want Tow a a a a a Walden theatre Williamstown now playing thru thursday Joseph e. Levine Marcello Mastroianni we inc i of St actor award Wilder in Ork Vive Rimma divorce italian at 7 15 and 9 20 phone fire alarm and three Way radio the Center would receive All Calls and dispatch and control firefighting apparatus and to. Establishment of a new system to provide a centralized receiving station for All Telephone alarm Calls. In addition to these priority suggestions the association recommends 1. A a Start be made on establishment of a full paid Force by the appointment of sufficient men to provide a minimum on duty at All an accompanying table recommends one Man on duty at All times at the Stark Eagle and Bradford stations with a total of seven men ultimately needed at the Stark and Bradford stations and five at the Eagle station. The report pointedly makes no provision for staffing the Putnam Hose co. 2. Until the department can be operated on a full paid basis a Force of to Call men and one officer should be on Call at All times to supplement the minimum full paid firemen 3. Facilities be developed for washing and drying of Hose 4. Improvements in use of the departments radio systems with additional personnel training greater utilization of the equipment and additional equipment for various fire vehicles and 5. A series of 20 recommendations entering on equipment changes personnel training programs and general clerical duties of the department. In separate recommendations for the Rural department the association gives priority to replacement of the 1944 pumping engine assigned to the Beech Street co. Development of two stations to replace the Beech Street and Fairdale farms stations but to be located in the same general areas and improvements and expansion in the districts fire alarm signal system. For the North Bennington department the association cites need for replacement of the existing station with a new fire House accommodating three pieces of vehicular equipment and providing dormitory and dining facilities for a paid duty Force. The associations recommendations to the two water departments include priority status on annual inspections of a Gate Quot valves and other Large valves inspection and overhaul of fire hydrants and conversion of hydrant Hose coupling threads. In addition the report Calls for hydrant water service lines of be less than six inches in the residential District and eight inches in the business and Industrial District with All existing four Inch lines to be replaced on an annual program. It also makes recommendations for changes in personnel policies providing for indefinite appointment of the superintendents on a qualification basis and Steps to insure that department personnel respond to All major fire Calls. Six youths take physicals for draft Calls six Bennington county registrants left the selective service Headquarters Here this afternoon by chartered bus for Albany where they will take their pre induction physical exams wednesday. Leaving were Carl Wheeler of Readsboro Richard Hayes Rosary Tetreault Gary Griffith James Mccoy All of Bennington and Ronald White of East Arlington. There were two transfers William White formerly of Arlington will take his physical in Hartford conn., and Willard Taylor also formerly of Arlington will take his in Orlando Fla. Blaze Levels shed Structure a former Chicken Brooder converted into a backyard a scamp Quot at 252 Ben Mont ave. Burned to the ground shortly before Midnight last night. The Bennington fire department was called to the scene but was unable to save the building owned by George Coutu of that address. Fire chief Richard Hollister said a stove in the Camp had been left with a fire burning. It had apparently overheated finally touching off the Blaze which levelled the shed. Hollister said Coutu considered the building of Little value. Stock averages Dow Jones Bache St co., Albany noon 30 industrials 712.471.46 20 railroads 162.352.01 15 utilities 138 51 12 c opposite average 252.25 of .92 sales 2,090,000 a Amon i area industrialists and businessmen who met last night with officials of the greater Bennington association to discuss ways in which Oba and local Industry could work More closely were Robert Pollock right of the pol graphic America and s. Whitney Dickey Center of the first National Bank in North Bennington. They Are informally discussing matters of Mutual interest at the end of the meeting with Oba president Herbert h. Leonard. Staff photo Buckler. Areas for Uba s efforts industrialists cite importance of Good schools and housing by Warren Buckler education and housing were cited last night by several area industrialists As two areas in which the greater Bennington association could Render a service to Industry and the Community by gathering special information and promoting positive action. Go a officials and industrialists who spoke at the Goa sponsored meeting urged that both groups support a Union High school and better school facilities in general. A Good school system is essential they agreed if local industries Hope to attract High Quality management personnel to the Bennington area. H. James Wallace general manager of the Dobeck Mun division of the Dow chemical co., noted that an executive before moving into a new Community inquires specifically about the schools that will be available for his children. Well equipped schools Are also important to Industry Wallace pointed out because they can provide students who done to intend to go on to College with vocational training that will prepare them for employment in area industries. Inadequate available housing for employees who take positions in the Bennington area will become a More serious problem for local industries As the number of race track personnel moving into the area increases Wallace said and is one for which Goa could help find a solution. Last nights meeting was called Donald c. Hicks Goa executive director explained in his opening remarks to consider the relationship Between Goa and Industry to discuss Means of increasing cooperation Between the two and to consider matters of particular importance to Industry. Goa has worked to make the Bennington area a More attractive place for Industry As Well As for tourists and Small businesses by promoting the improvement of school and Post office facilities and by backing regional planning and unification of local government agencies Hicks said. In addition he pointed out go a has maintained a congressional action committee which provides members with information about legislation and taxation and has organized courses in government and current affairs. In suggesting ways in which cooperation Between Goa and local industries could be increased Goa president Herbert h. Leonard cited As an example of a Way in which Goa could serve local Industry a recent request by several plants that Goa become a Clearing House for available warehouse space. Warehouse facilities in the area Are limited Leonard said. With the cooperation of Industry however Goa could maintain a list of available space and put it at the disposal of any Industry that needed it. If Industry does not make its needs known however Leonard emphasized that Goa can not initiate programs to meet such needs. He urged closer cooperation and better Contact Between the industrialists and Goa. Leonard then called on Robert Watson executive vice president of the pol graphic corp. Of America for specific suggestions for programs in which local industries and Goa could work together. Watson suggested that Goa could a sponsor meetings of representatives of local industries to discuss common problems such As seasonal employment and the need for Railroad facilities a sponsor meetings at which industrialists could discuss manufacturing improvements a encourage schools to expand vocational training programs a organize a management training program above the Foreman s so that trained men have to be brought in from outside the area a plan meetings to discuss such local issues As housing. Vermont tissue renovation Are nearing completion some things Are going up others coming Down As the Vermont tissue paper up. Inc. Of North Bennington continues to make Progress in its combined modernization program and recovery from a serious lire March 3, the company a general manager Norman Alper has reported. Friday paper Mill Village neighbourhood changed significantly when contractor William h. Morse removed the i of foot High smokestack that had served the plants Coal burning Power Plant for More than 50 years. Removal of the stack follows the company a transition to an Oil powered boiler which has already been installed and set in operation. The new installation was one of several changes already planned or in Progress when the local Industry was hit by the lire that destroyed or damaged much ii its main manufacturing facility. Alper estimated the company is Only a a couple of weeks away Quot trom resuming production operations. Major work remaining is the rewiring of the plants dam Library week exhibit typical of the to displays which have been placed in windows of downtown stores saluting National Library week april 21-28 is this exhibit at the Vermont Bank and Trust co. Posing with books and posters emphasizing the educational and cultural values of Reading and supporting libraries is Bank clerk miss Marilyn Macneil. Another special exhibitor children s literature is on display at the Bennington Public Library. Staff photo Comar i aged electrical system and the installation of the More than 50 electric motors damaged in the lire. In conjunction with the change in its Power Plant the company is shitting to even greater utilization of electric motors using these to replace steam powered drive mechanisms. As part of the Job Alper said the Central Vermont Public service is installing several new transformers servicing Power inlets to the Plant. Combining the functional and aesthetic the Oil storage tank supplying the new boiler will be buried underground against the East end of the Mill building in the area was once occupied by the plants Coal pile. Other improvements include the reopening of skylights in the Mill roof covered Over in past years. In addition the Structure will receive a fresh paint Job intended not Only to protect it but to make it More attractive. Local installs new officers the North Bennington fire House was the scene saturday for installation of newly elected officers of local 295, United electrical radio amp machine workers of America at Bijur lubricating corp. In Bennington. A newcomer elected to the Board of trustees was Thomas Crowe joining Rita Lavigne and William Corey who were re elected. Retiring As trustee was Lillian Scrivens. All other officers were reelected. They Are president Fayette Colvin vice president and chief Steward Charles Rice recording and financial Secretary Ralph Mavilla treasurer James Noble and sergeant at arms Robert Parker. Elections were held last monday. Rail ruling continued from Page i Tion of Rutland a trackage. Tree court suggested yesterday thai Calhoun and Clark Cummings attorney for the Carrier renew a 90-Day stipulation which expires next monday. That stipulation provided there would Beno abandonment of the line while efforts were underway to sell parts of it to purchasers who would continue service on those parts. No agreement was reached in court however and the judges took Calhoun a motion under advisement with the rest of the Case. Cummings told the court he wanted Calhoun to identify the prospective purchasers. Calhoun said the potential buyers want to remain uncommitted until the be Deal hurdles to abandonment of the Rutland Railroad had been cleared. Hoff signs legislation Montpelier a rep. Joseph Caracciola r Bennington reported late this morning that gov. Hoff has signed a Bill providing a framework for merger of the Bennington graded and greater Bennington school districts if a Union High school Here is approved. The Bill introduced in the House and the Senate by Carac Clola and state sen. Eugene v. Clark a Bennington was developed by Legal advisers for the two districts following a citizens committee study last year which recommended a merger. Because the mechanics of merging the two districts would be substantially different under a Union High school proposal the legislation applies Only to that eventuality. If a new Union High school is not constructed new legislation to enable a merger of the two elementary school districts would be necessary. The legislation cannot be adopted until voters of both districts ballot on its provisions. Zzz a jockey gets fast ride a jockey who said his Home is in new Britain conn., was escorted to the Edge of town yesterday by Bennington Village police it was reported this morning after several area doctors complained that he tried to buy Benz Edrine and dexedrine from them. Police said the jockey John Navarro 36, came Here thursday and worked briefly As a dishwasher. Navarro according to two accounts in the North Adams mass transcript was requested to leave North Adams last week after he twice called police and requested medical help. The first time he was taken to a Hospital according to the transcript but insisted on leaving in the Middle of the night. On the second occasion a doctor was called to the scene the transcript reported when Navarro apparently began to froth at the Mouth and fell to the ground in an epileptic fit. The doctor decided that Navarro Wasny till at All and told him to Stop blowing bubbles and stand up according to the newspaper account. Navarro reportedly jumped up and shouted a a in la sue ill obituaries John Hanley Manchester a John Hanley 83, native of Manchester who had been employed for Many years at the Equinox House Here and at hotels in Florida died april 17 at West Palm Beach Fla. A son of James Hamilton and Anastatius poor Hanley he was born on May 27, 1879. He had spent the past two Summers at the Putnam House in Bennington. He leaves a sister Margaret Hanley of Poughkeepsie ., and two cousins the misses Helen and Catherine Mcbride of Rutland. Joseph Oldham Pownal a Joseph Oldham of Maspeth ., a former longtime resident of Pownal vt.,died sunday evening at his Home. A native of Manchester England he was a son of the late George and Ann Oldham. Became to the United states and this area in 1902. At one time he made his Home in North Adams and his last place of employment Here was in the Barber leather co. He had resided in Maspeth about 15 years. He was a member of St. Johns episcopal Churchi North Adams. He leaves his wife the former Ethel Crawford of Pownal one daughter mrs. Max hebrew Skiff Maspeth a grandson Gregory Cebrowski of Maspeth one sister mrs. Ann Lockwood of North Adams and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held wednesday morning in Maspeth and burial will take place there. Irving Turk Thompson Sunderland a Irving Turk Thompson 63, died in Torrance calif., monday. A former resident Here he was a Veteran of world War i and world War ii and in service most of his life. He was born Jan. 3, 1900, in Hempstead l.i., son of William and Mary Shannon Thompson. In 1919 the family came to Sunderland to make its Home. At the age of 16 he enlisted in the cavalry at fort Ethan Allen. After his discharge following service in world War i he reenlisted and went Back to Germany with the army of occupation. Returning to Sunderland he was caretaker of the Fred Wester in an estate until world War ii when he enlisted in the sea bees. He and his family went to California to live in 1946. He leaves his wife the former Marjorie Pike two daughters mrs. Howard Pat Benjamin of Eugene Oregon and mrs. Gene Nova Carr of Torrance four grandchildren two Sisters mrs. Edmund Langlois of Bennington and mrs. Emily ver Nooy of Sunderland one brother William Harry Thompson of Sunderland. Burial will be in his bpm town of Torrance. I Bennington briefs the Board of civil authority of it. Anthony Union school District will meet at 7 . Thursday at the Bennington elementary school to consider additions or corrections to the districts checklist in connection with the special vote May 7 on a proposed new High school. Mrs. Luella b. Wilson has returned to Wilson a dude ranch after spending the Winter months at her Home in Miami Fla. Miss Marion Harris Home demonstration agent for Bennington county will be at the uni of Casity of Vermont in Burlington this week for a Home demonstration agents conference. The tric group of the first Baptist Church held its april meeting wednesday at the Home of mrs. Earle c. Whittaker. Following the business meeting the Rev. H. Glenn Payne gave an interesting talk on the Aims of the Baptist Jubilee Advance. Asocial Tea was served by the hostess. Miss Marilyn Harris one of the five Lansingburgh High school girls who hiked to Bennington tuesday is a grand Niece of miss Mabel Livingston of Booth Terrace and of mrs. John e. Gibney of 102 Short St. She is a daughter of or. And mrs. Robert Harris of Troy Mrs. Harris is the former miss Jane Livingston daughter of mrs. J. Guy Livingston and the late or. Livingston formerly of Bennington. Funeral mrs. Josie Elwell the funeral of mrs. Josie Mcneil Elwell 83, native of fort Ann ., and a graduate of Mechanicville a. High school who died Friday night at Putnam memorial Hospital was held monday afternoon at Hanson Wal Bridge funeral Home. The Rev. Robert p. Bell pastor of the old first Church officiated in the absence of the Rev. Stephen c. Greene pastor of the second congregational Church of which she had been a member. Bearers were Richard Elwell John Simeone Jay Skowitz Philip Randall David Hart and Gary Porter. Burial was in the Bennington Village cemetery with the Rev. Or. Bell offering the committal prayers. Out of town relatives and friends attended from Pittsfield mass. Albany Amsterdam Schenectady tribes Hill new York City Brooklyn Troy And Norfolk a. Circle 4 of the second congregational Church was represented at the service. Mrs. Elwell was married in White Creek on april 17, 1898 to Ervin o. Elwell. They had resided at 409 Gage St. She and her husband had both been employed at the h. E. Bradford co. Mill. Or. Elwell died in 1956 after a 40-year employment at the Plant. She leaves two daughters mrs. Adelbert Greene and mrs. Manuel Iskowitz both of Bennington two sons Richard Elwell of Pittsfield mass., and Arthur Elwell of Amsterdam Nine grandchildren two great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. Spring humiliate Sale mrs. Lillian Rice of the Rural fire department auxiliary is chair maned the Spring rummage Sale which the auxiliary is sponsoring saturday at k of c Rill. Assisting her will be mrs. Anna Krawczyk. Preparations for the Sale have been in order for several weeks. Many clean items have been gathered together along with some that Are practically new. Many bargains Are offered. The Sale will Start at 9 . And end at 2 . Mrs. Mark Salvatore has returned to her Home at 319 weeks St. After visiting four months at the Home of her son in Law and daughter maj. Ret and mrs. Morris Moon in Seattle Wash. She arrived in Livingston . And her daughter mrs. Leonard Covello and children Mark and Lynne accompanied her to Bennington spending the weekend Here. Or. And mrs. Wayne Shaw and daughter Susan of Detroit mich., were recent visitors at the Home of Mabel Shaw and Margaret Ash of Beech Street Extension. On their return Home they expected to visit Points in Pennsylvania. Miss Deborah Giddings a member of the Emma Willard choir in Troy ., Sang with the Horace Mann school glee club and orchestra at the Van Alstyne auditorium in new York City recently. She is a daughter of or. And mrs. W. P. Giddings of Walloomsac Road. The choir Sang Haydn a mass in time of Wax under the direction of Russell f. Locke head of the schools music department. The military order of the Cootie Green Mountain Pup tent 2, held its april scratch and election of officers monday night. Plans were made to distribute 500 lollipops at the loyalty Day Parade to be held sunday in Manchester. Fred Olin was accepted As a new member and Cootie Howard Knox was the recipient of the Cootie monthly award. All cooties Are asked to be in Manchester for the Parade which is scheduled to Start at la . When Spring housecleaning it is requested that old books be saved for the american association of University women Book Sale to be held on May 2, 3 and 4. To have books picked up Call mrs. Harry Eddington at 2-5674 mrs. Alan Page at 2-2352 or mrs. Ted Beatty at 2-4725. . Eagles regular meeting tuesday april 23, 1963 for nomination of officers. Adv. April 23 the office of or. John m. Mook will be closed from wednesday april 24, until monday april 29. Adv. April 23 Hospital notes monday april admissions Lyal Kenyon miss Judith Macdonald miss Carol la Croix miss Altah Mallory miss Shirley Livingston miss Katherine Allard Bennington George Price jr., Jacksonville Stanley Phelps Readsboro miss Sharon Barber master Francis Downing Leo Surdam Iii Hoosick Falls. Discharges mrs. Joyce Hyatt and daughter Shaftsbury. 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