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Bennington Banner (Newspaper) - August 15, 1963, Bennington, Vermont I Bennington Banner thursday August 15, 1963 Village school Board names new teachers graded school District trustees last night named two new teachers to faculty positions for the 1963-64 school year heard a a tax sheltered Quot annuities program for teachers explained and delegated their finance committee to investigate ways in which financial accounting procedures can be seeded up. Appointed to a sixth Grade teaching position at the Bennington elementary school was mrs. Reba c. Moninger of 334 Elm St., a former school Board member who resigned her Post to accept the teaching position. Mrs. Moninger wife Oft. Reed Moninger received a diploma from Kent Ohio state University in 1931. She taught elementary grades in it. Victory Ohio mrs Reba Moninger school trustee continued from Page i de the publicity committee on which mrs. Moninger had served with two other members and named a new teachers committee composed of John p. Riddle chairman and trustees Anthony Pello and Richard Sleeman. In her letter of resignation mrs. Moninger said she had found her work a challenging and she expressed herself As a eager to continue to work for better education in our Community a a but in a different capacity a that of a mrs. Moninger became a school Board candidate in 1950 after her efforts to find a Ward 5 candidate to serve on the Board proved fruitless. She permitted her name to be place in nomination and was elected. A the work of those Early years was particularly challenging a a mrs. Moninger said today in recounting the boards three year struggle to secure Public acceptance of a new construction program to replace the old graded school erected in the late 1800s. With opening of the new elementary school in 1955, mrs. Moninger turned her attention to school Board faculty relationships. A former teacher herself and a Mother Long identified with Parent teacher association programs she served As chairman or member of the boards teachers committee for Many years. She assisted in the development of two major salary schedule programs adopted by the Board. The schedules made the District a Leader among school districts throughout the state in the late 1950s in terms of pay Scales and other professional considerations. Mrs. Moninger her resignation accepted by the Board a with regret a a was immediately confirmed for appointment to a sixth Grade teacher position. Use Lay a Way plan a Small Deposit will hold any open Friday til 9 . For nine years and has been a regular substitute teacher in the Bennington Junior and senior High school since 1950. Named to a half time teaching position As a kindergarten instructor at the Hillside kindergarten was mrs. Beverly Shea Hager of Bennington. Mrs. Hager is a Bennington High school graduate with two years training in kindergarten teaching and three years experience As a Nursery teacher and substitute kindergarten teacher at the Pine cobble school in Williamstown mass. Given a permanent appointment on the districts custodial staff was William Casey of 135 Dewey St., who has completed six months probationary service with the District. The school Board heard and referred to the executive committee of the Bennington teachers association a presentation by Harold Ernst Field representative for the Horace Mann companies on a tax sheltered annuities. The annuities program sponsored by the Vermont education association permit Tea a ers to designate a portion of to salary to be placed in annuities which exempt from taxes under Federal Law until the Holder actually begins to draw income from them. Ernst said the Only action required by the school Board is adoption of a Resolution affording teachers the privilege of participating in the program. The Resolution is required by Law. School trustees said they would be guided in the matter by the desires of the teachers association. The boards finance committee will meet with the districts bookkeeper mrs. Frances Perrotta and treasurer Michael j. Hogan jr., to discuss ways in which the preparation of budget balance reports and other accounting records can be seeded up. Board chairman Franklin Riley said the financial reports should be in trustees hands in Advance of each monthly meeting to assist them in acting on budget matters. The Board approved Sale of a Washer and dryer used in the Bennington High school Home economics department to supt. Heath for $100. Heath explained that the five year old units would not be accepted As Trade ins by the Firestone store Here which has agreed to Supply new units at a discounted Price of $390. Heath said he had checked to determine that the $100 figure was in line with what the machines would bring if traded in and chairman Riley said that he also had checked the request and found it in a Good order and to the districts financial Board members noted that direct Sale of the older equipment would save the District the expense and trouble of seeking bids. The Board will meet next wednesday evening to discuss with electrical engineers a proposed rewiring program at the Bennington High school and the Cora b. Whitney school. Macdonald to succeed Orellana at Watn Bruce Macdonald son of or. And mrs. Randall a. Macdonald of Clarks Woods has been named to the broadcasting staff of radio station Watn Here. Macdonald succeeds Rich Orellana who has resigned his position to return to his Home state California at the end of the week. Orellana has been employed by Watn As an announcer Engineer since november 1951. He and his wife have made their Home on Harwood Hill. Macdonald born in St. Johnsbury moved to Bennington with his family in 1954. He is a graduate of Bennington High school class of 1959, and during his High school years he was Active in the Bennington Squadron civil air patrol. Following his graduation from Beni he spent two months in Holland As an air Cadet Exchange under a Cap program. Shortly thereafter he enlisted in the . Air Force and served until this past May. During his service career he had radio experience with the armed forces radio system. Prior to joining Watn Macdonald was an electronic technician at Tan Sitor electronics inc. Here. Huh Mihm Stock averages Dow Jones Bat he a co., Albany 30 industrials 715.8186 �0 railroads 170 58�? 32 15 utilities 143 72 .31 composite average 257.5318 sales 1,910.000 Battle Day in Bennington will be quieter than col. Baum found it 186 years ago conservation plan Nersy mapping 1964 agricultural conservation programs in Bennington county wednesday at an All Day meeting Here were left to right . Mattison of Arlington county committeeman John j. Devito Bennington county office manager Clyde h. Bryant of Manchester county committeeman . Heald of Burlington state executive director. Richard Moore of Springfield. Chairman of the state ask committee and Robert e. Graf of North Rupert. County committeeman. The projects will be carried on under the Bennington agricultural stabilization and conservation service program. Photo Grimm Readsboro boy hit by car Kevin d. Sprague 9, of Readsboro who according to Vermont state police was hit by a car operated by Dassatti 48, of Readsboro on Tunnel Street there at 7 10 . Wednesday was released from North Adams Hospital this morning. He had been taken by the Monroe mass Rescue squad for treatment of lacerations of the forehead and multiple abrasions and contusions Hospital authorities said. State police said a collision on a narrow curve on Crow Hill Road in Arlington at 5 . Wednesday involved cars driven by John f. Farley 16, of West Hartford conn., and Dwayne e. Mattison 16, of Arlington. Police reported $200 damage to Farley a car. Mattison a incurred $175. At 3 ., cars driven by Bill Lee Peck 51, of Silver Springs md., and Lester g. Chatin 77, of Baldwin ., collided As Chatin was attempting to make a left turn into a driveway off . 7 in Pownal in front of the Ladd Brook restaurant in Pownal according to state police both Drivers suffered minor injuries. A Bennington Village police reported a minor collision at noon wednesday when Nancy c. Crosier of key West fla., was turning into a driveway on county Street and a car driven by Adele l. Carroll of 117 Lyons St. Struck the left Side of the floridians car. Police said the left door and panel of the Crosier station Wagon was damaged As was the bumper and fender of the Carroll vehicle. St. Peters fair tens saturday to explain program of the annual fair sponsored by members of the Parish of St. Peter s episcopal Church will open saturday at la . On the Church grounds and will continue until dusk. Rides and games for children will be held outdoors where Many of the sales Booths will also be located. Other sales Booths will be erected in the Parish House. Hot dogs hamburgers and soft drinks will be sold from la . To 4 . Homemade cakes and jellies and other specialities will be on Sale As Well As hand knit articles fancy work toys treasurers books and various Vermont products. Mrs. William Williams and Fred Welling co chairmen of the event. La Tun Jon take Cit 11 it i by fire to nip 7bt i in amp a a afrdite Anni Al fair St. Peteka a Church 201 pleasant Street Pennington August 17 from la . Till dusk Home made goodies treasures knit articles fancy work rides and games for children a fire completely destroyed a Cabin belonging to Rloyd wis Sel of Brattleboro in the Woodford Lake estates in Woodford Early wednesday night according to Norman a. Turgeon first assistant chief of the Bennington Rural fire department. Beech Street pumper no. 3 answered the Call at 555 . With 15 men. They arrived at the Woodford Camp Turgeon said at about 6 15 . To find the building almost completely destroyed. Turgeon noted it would Aid the Rural fire department greatly if people were posted at strategic Crossroads to direct firemen to any Blaze where a specific Street address is not available. Leg fractured Hoosick Falls a Victor Sluzas of 7 Scott Street suffered a broken leg last night when a Large steel Eye beam he was welding for Kenneth Lester near his Home on Bovie Road fell on the leg. He was treated by or. Fred Harter and taken to the Mary Mcclellan Hospital by the town of Hoosick Rescue squad. Planning commission sets informational meetings the first of two informational meetings planned by the Bennington regional planning commission to explain its proposed comprehensive planning program and the need for funds to carry it out will be held monday. While the commission has sent invitations to six local fraternal and veterans organizations and to nine Union locals commission chairman t. Garry Buckley reported wednesday All interested persons asked to attend. The two meetings with the second tentatively set for aug. 28, being held in anticipation Bennington briefs the Bennington Rescue squad will meet at 7 tonight in the fire House of the Putnam Hose co. On River Street. Rabbi Sigmund i. Kaufman of Temple Beth Al will give his final talk Over Watn at 845 ., Friday. His topic will be a a fond the Board of directors of the Vermont Bank amp Trust co. At a regular meeting monday in Brattleboro declared a 40-cent quarterly dividend payable sept. 13 to stockholders of record aug. 30. Nelson Brownell 16, of Bradford place who lost a leg following a motor vehicle Accident in Brattleboro on july 24 was transferred wednesday afternoon from Brattleboro memorial Hospital to Putnam memorial Hospital Here. Putnam officials reported Brownell a condition is Good. Food Sale 2 . Friday on Lawn of methodist Church. Sponsored by women a society. Pies cakes doughnuts Rolls baked Beans act. Adv. Aug. 15 county National Bank will be closed Friday aug. 16. Adv. August 15 Bennington Coop savings amp loan Assoc will be closed August 16, Bennington Battle Day. Adv. Aug. 15 the office of . Manes will be closed from tues evening August 20 through sunday August 25. Office hours again monday August 26. Adv. Aug. 15 wanted registered nurses to work one or More Days weekly. Sourdiffe nursing Home a 442-6070. Adv. Aug. 15 rights rally continued from Page i Ozment i.e., the coordinating of a second bus by father Webster might be an incentive to those of my people who were at first hesitant about going. I am certainly in favor of participation by any of my people who care to do the Rev. Earle w. Forman pastor of the Church of god said wednesday that he will help anyone who wants to attend the rally to make arrangements for the trip. The a Vermont March group meets at 8 tonight at the Levin residence in North Bennington. The Public is invited. Members of the Bennington ministerial Assn. Will meet Friday to plan further action in connection with the March. Both father Webster and or. Irving Adler a spokesman for the a Vermont March a emphasized today that there is no rivalry Between the two groups. They agreed in separate statements that their chief concern is to encourage participation in the rally and that the Means of getting to Washington and Back wholly secondary. Of a special town meeting in september at which voters will be asked to approve the spending of about $8,500, most of which would be for a planning consultant to assist the commission in the development of a master plan for the town and its three incorporated villages. Actual spending of the funds would be contingent upon the approval of a Federal Grant Matching the local funds on a two Toone basis. Buckley said that John c. Bur Dis of the Albany ., consulting firm selected by the commission will be present at mondays meeting to help explain the purposes and benefits of comprehensive planning and the scope of his firms proposed services. Invitations to the meeting to begin at 7 30 . At the Bennington county courthouse were sent to local Moose Elk and Eagle lodges the Bennington Grange vow and american legion and Una a locals at the Bennington Brush co., Bennington display mfg. Co., Thomson mfg. Co., Bennington College h. T. Cushman mfg. Co., be Mont papers of the Dow chemical co., Albany Novelty division and pol graphic co. Of America and Bijur lubricating corp. Man injured in tire blast Gareth a. Bogart 23,of Pownal Road Bennington suffered a fractured left wrist and a Cut on his forehead that required 20 stitches in a Freak Accident wednesday at Wassick a tire service at the Junction of Hunt and depot streets. A spokesman for the service station said Bigart had put a five foot High tractor tire on its rim and was inflating it when the Bead of the tire slipped Over the rim and the tube exploded. A tool or piece of Metal was apparently thrown upward by the blast and struck Bigart a forehead according to the spokesman. Bogart was reported in Good condition this morning at Putnam memorial Hospital. He was reportedly alone in the station at the time of the Accident and was taken to the Hospital by a passing Motorist. The blast also shattered windows in the shop in which big Art was working Steve t. Was sick operator of the station said this morning. Wassick said that during his 25 years in business he had not known an Accident of this nature to occur. Official plans to celebrate Vermont a Only state Holiday a Bennington Battle Day Friday a being combined with a number of year round local activities which serve As reminders of the Day aug. 16, 1777, when Yankees under the command of general John Stark Defeated two units from British general John Burgoyne s invading . Many businesses will observe the Holiday. Local Banks will either be closed Friday or will offer Only limited services. Most state offices and Bennington Village and town offices will be closed Friday and saturday. Local industries however almost without exception will be seeing a business As in contrast to the air of Celebration the Vermont state liquor store will be closed. Ever guiding the Way for tourists the greater Bennington association office will be open All Day Friday. Spruced up two weeks ago with two new 40-foot Flag poles the Bennington Battle Monument in old Bennington will be open for spectators. Caretaker Robert e. Labeau reports that the new Flag poles on the Green near the Monument Fly the Vermont and United states flags. On Battle Day Labeau said a replica of the �?T76 stars and stripes which flew Over the colonial storehouse at the site where the present Monument stands will be flown. The original 76 stars and stripes will be on display during Battle Day a As it is every Day a at the Bennington museum. In addition the museum features a pair of Flintlock dueling pistols carried by general Stark in the Battle. A Cannon captured from German troops at the Battle is a prominent fixture in the same display room with the Flag. Bennington Jaycees have scheduled two activities during the weekend. A saturday night record hop at the state armory will feature the crowning of a Battle Day Queen. Contestants for the title Marilyn Smith 17, of Bennington a student at Bennington High school and Betty sue Spaulding a 17-year-old Shaftsbury girl who attends North Bennington High school. Crowning of the Queen at the 8-to-ll . Affair is scheduled for to . The Queen will be the contestant who has sold the most Battle Day buttons now on Sale in local stores. No Mere figurehead the Sovereign will be Given an All expenses paid vacation for three Days in new York City. Chs students attend seminar at St. Michael s six Bennington Catholic High school Council members among 85 students attending a Short summer school on student government at St. Michael a College in Winooski Park this week. They Walter Morrissey and Eileen Stockman of Bennington Ellen tourney and Barry Griffth of North Bennington John Burnham of Williamstown mass.,and Jane Leahy of North Adams mass. The session began monday and will run through Friday. Among the faculty members is sister Mary Ancilla of chs. The seminar is devoted to preliminary procedure projects and finance and objectives and techniques of leadership. Hospital notes wednesday. August 14 admissions Nelson i. Brownell mrs. Bertha Snow mrs. Doris Purdy Gareth Bogart Bennington. Discharges master Gary Dickie miss Colleen Bentley Robert Sausville Bennington mrs. Wilma Hamilton and son Jamaica master Joseph Hoag Hoosick Falls Births or. And mrs. Norman g. Wil Lette of 237 North St., a daughter on aug. 14. North Bennington Man questioned in Breaks Williamstown mass. A a 21-year-old North Bennington Man who is being held in the county jail at Pittsfield for a number of area Breaks has admitted to another one in Williamstown police chief Joseph Zoito or. Reported wednesday. Ralph w. Thomas or. Told him that he was responsible for a break at the cozy Corner restaurant sept. 7, 1961, chief Zoito said. The chief said that Thomas admitted the additional break under interrogation by himself and trooper James Elrick of the Vermont state police following his appearance in District court Here tuesday. He said that Thomas told him that he wanted to Clear up All his crimes so that he will have a clean Start when he comes out. Trooper Elrick said he wants to ask Thomas a few More questions. Elrick said there were Many unsolved Breaks in the Southern Vermont area but declined to implicate Thomas saying Only a i want another crack at although he signed statements admitting five other Breaks at the cozy Corner restaurant from March through july Thomas pleaded not guilty to them in District court tuesday. His Case was continued until Friday by judge Henry w. Karlss who set bail at $5,000. Thomas also is being held on $4,000 Ball for a grand jury appearance. He was bound Over by the North Adams court monday after he pleaded guilty of breaking and entering and larceny attempted breaking and entering and Possession of burglary tools. It was reported that Thomas also is wanted in Vermont state for violation of probation and that he admitted two attempted Breaks and a theft in new York state. The afternoon of aug. 23, the Queen will be flown from Albany to new York City on an american airlines flight. She will stay with her chaperone at the hotel Taft have dinner at the Village barn in Greenwich Village and attend a radio City music Hall show. During the Day her highness will tour lower new York taking in the sights of Chinatown and Greenwich Village. She will have her Choice of a boat ride to the statue of Liberty or a tour of the Abc studios. Sunday she will return to Albany on an american airlines flight. There is a possibility that transportation from Bennington to Albany for the Queen and her chaperone will be by chartered air plane. The weekend is being arranged by the Bennington travel Bureau. A a family Day at Bennington Airport is scheduled by the Jaycees sunday. Air plane rides arranged by Airport manager Joel Whittemore will begin at 2 . Fun for the family featuring a band concert an Aerial fireworks display refreshments and rides for the children will begin at 5 . Jaycee plans for a weekend Celebration in line with those of the late 1950s had to be cancelled last week when the organization with limited manpower and finances was unable to Muster sufficient Community interest in sponsorship of a Parade and other formal festivities. Obituaries mrs. Eugene Belisle mrs. Rose Belisle 82, of Mckinley Street widow of Eugene Belisle died wednesday at Campbells nursing Home where she had been a patient since last May. Born in Armagh Canada on july la 1881, she was a daughter of Nazaire and Marie Labbe Isabelle. She moved to Bennington when a Young girl and had attended schools Here. She was married to or. Belisle on july la 1904 at sacred heart Church. He died May i 1937. She was a member of sacred heart Church and its St. Annex a society. She leaves a daughter mrs. Everett Edna Gardner of Bennington a son Edmund Belisle of Yorktown Heights A daughter Isabelle Burgess is deceased. Eight grandchildren 21 great grandchildren and nieces and nephews also left. The funeral will be held at Mahar amp son funeral Home at 8 . Saturday with a prayer and at 8 30 in sacred heart Church. Burial will be in the family lot in Park Lawn cemetery. Friends May Call at the funeral Home from 7 to 9 tonight kindergarten continued from Page i and the Hillside kindergarten at the second congregational Church now total 152 youths. The registration counts seven More pupils than were enrolled last year. The District will enrol 45 youths at the Hillside kindergarten and 55 each at St. Peters and the Cora b. Classes. Heath warned the Board that crowding additional youths into the existing classrooms is not practical because of the smaller classroom space available at the St. Peters and Hillside facilities. Both religious education classrooms slightly below Standard sizes for Public school kindergarten classrooms. A larger kindergarten classroom at the elementary school was converted to an upper Grade classroom several years ago to ease overcrowding. The kindergarten class which formerly met there was transferred to St. Peters. School officials noted that four registration periods have been held since last Spring to enrol kindergarten youngsters. However new families moving into the Community and Village parents who failed to enrol their kindergarten children at those registration sessions still registering youngsters. Trustee Ronald r. Knapp pointed out to the school administrators that earlier registration of All children eligible to attend the kindergartens would not have prevented the problem. Agreeing that such action would have Given the school Board More time to consider various possibilities Knapp said the Board is still obliged to explore other solutions including the possibility of securing an additional classroom and a teacher if necessary. Trustee Anthony Pello urged that if the registration after aug. 22 reveals a Only a few pupils in excess of the 155 restriction the school department should attempt to work these children into existing classes even though it May work a hardship on the teachers and the students. While the school Board expressed regret at the possibility that it May have to delay acceptance of some kindergarten youths it noted that state Law does not make the kindergarten obligatory and that eligible students May be turned aside. And from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 . When the family will be in attendance. There will be recitation of the Rosary at the funeral Home at 8 . Friday. Mrs. Frank Eggleston East Dorset a funeral services for Gladys Fisher Eggleston 48, who died at her Home tuesday after a Long illness will be conducted in the East Dorset congregational Church at 2 . Friday by the Rev. Glenn Bingham pastor. Born in Landgrove dec. La 1914, she was the daughter of Ernest and Florence Hatthorn Fisher. She was a member of the East Dorset congregational Church. Excelsior Lodge no. 25, Rebekah and the Adoniram chapter 22 of order of Eastern Star. She leaves her husband Frank Eggleston of East Dorset two daughters mrs. Joan Ellwood of Shelburn and miss Sandra Eggleston of East Dorset two sons Gary Brophy of East Arlington and Harvey Brophy of Manchester one sister mrs. Clara Goyette of saxons River eight grandchildren two nephews one aunt and several cousins. Friends May Call at the Brewster funeral Home in Manchester Center today from 2 to 4 . And 7 to 9 . Excelsior Lodge 25, Rebekah and order of Eastern Star will conduct services at the funeral Home today at 8 . Burial will be in South Village cemetery East Dorset. Edward Philpott Hoosick �? Edward Phil Pott 77, a retired Farmer died wednesday at his Home Here. He was born March 8, 1886, son of the late William and Sarah Adams Philpott. He was educated in local schools and was a former member of the Grange and Odd Fel lows. He belonged to All saints episcopal Church. He leaves his wife the former Mary Frances Brundige three daughters mrs. Francis Romlne and mrs. Robert Shaw both of Hoosick and mrs. Earl Good Remote of Potter Hill also six grandchildren nieces and nephews. The funeral will be at 2 . Saturday at the Leo j. Mahar funeral Home 43 main St., Hoosick Falls with the Rev. Everett e. Gardiner pastor of the Madison Avenue Baptist Church Albany officiating. The Rev. Or. Gardiner is a former minister of the Hoosick Falls and Hoosick Baptist churches. Burial will be in Hoosick Rural cemetery. Friends May Call at the funeral Home tonight and Friday afternoon and evening. 6 transistor portable radio Only m495 $1.00 weekly powerful compact Complete with Battery ear phone carrying Case Fienberg 447 main St. Bennington it. Swifts Spring Lego Lamb oven ready 59 c open sundays 8 30 to i pm Gage Street Bennington Yotts

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