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Bennington Banner (Newspaper) - August 17, 1966, Bennington, Vermont 6-Benninglon Banner wednesday August 17, 1966 what the gang needs for Back to school Best in time Best in sound new 1967 Lif Grizil clock radios touch in snooze control sleep switch new slim Cabinet style the Zephyr Model i 74 touch n snooze control lets you a snooze Quot in the morning then wakens you again. Sleep switch lulls you to sleep at night then shuts radio off automatically. Your Choice of 3 Cabinet colors. The envoy Model xi79 slim trim styling. Touch n snooze control. Sleep switch. Clock dial Light. Buzzer alarm. New Multi control radio switch. 3 color choices. The prompter Model x184 new concept clock radio styling with entered clock. Touch n snooze control. Sleep switch. Radio dial Light. 3 color choices. The Daybreak Model x189 All new styling with folded Back. Touch n snooze control. Sleep switch. Radio dial Light. New alarm Light. 4 color choices. The pacemaker Model xi94 smartly styled with folded Back. Touch in snooze control. Sleep switch. Buzzer alarm. Clock dial Light. Radio dial Light. 3 color choices. Stop in and see our tremendous selection $ 95 priced from Only phone if you wish 2-6858 19 . Williams Hunt St. Don t talk ser Ltd. We Cire la a uni Noton new evaluation planned for Manchester school Manchester a supt. Nell e. Cross told school directors Here at their regular meeting monday night that an evaluation team will be ready to conduct a Survey of Manchester elementary school during the first week in november. According to Cross the evaluation team will have eight members. Co chairmen Are mrs. Virginia Laraby supervisor of elementary school curriculum in Rutland and mrs. Leona fish state helping teacher for the Southwest District. School directors agreed to a suggestion from Cross that results of the evaluation be presented to school directors Fri Day night of the week of its completion and at a Public meeting the following monday night. The school Board voted this Spring to have the elementary school evaluated. The Cost will be borne by the school District. Arrangements for the evaluation were made through Cross office. A similar evaluation was conducted five years ago. Cross announced that a Ulm Extension course in linguistics will be offered at the Manchester elementary school beginning sept. 16 for 15 weeks. The course devoted to the history and derivation of the English language will be open to any qualified person Shaftsbury troops paper drive to Aid fellow scout opens sat. Shaftsbury a the Ronnie Stufflebeam paper drive in Shaftsbury will get under Way saturday at 8 30 ., conducted by boy scout troop 331, troop committeemen scoutmaster Henry freely and assistant scoutmaster. Committeemen most of whom have already volunteered for this project Are Philip v. Roach Charles Gabrus Henry Buak Arthur Jones John d. Clawson John j. Billow Edwin Colvin Almon l. Wetherell freely Robert Fletcher and Donald Farrar. Proceeds of the drive to be known As boy scout troop 331 Ronnie Stufflebeam fund will be turned Over to his parents. Ronnie a member of the troop is seriously ill in Albany medical Center Hospital. In making the rounds of the Village the troop will also accept Cash donations to the fund. At a recently held meeting of the troop committee the treasurer was authorized to present to the parents of Ronnie a Check drawn from the troop Treasury. The regular troop committee meeting will be held monday aug. 22, at 8 30 . In Shaftsbury elementary school. White Creek Eleanor Niles a food Sale by the women a auxiliary of the White Creek fire co. Inc. Will be held Friday in Hoosick Falls at the former Gillespie store from 10-6. The Rev. And mrs. Don Sears of Burlington vt., were weekend guests of the John parents. Mrs. Earl Harris and children of Schenectady Are visiting mrs. Claudia Blake. Or. And mrs. Ray Andrew Are enjoying a motor vacation to area Points of interest. Or. And mrs. Donald Richards and family of Chicago 111., were guests at the Howard Robinson Home last week., Early morning fire j p Iii Wilmington Wilmington a an Early morning fire Here tuesday caused an estimated $300-$500 damage at Haystack Cabins. The fire started in the main House near the Furnace and burned through partitions. The alarm was turned in about 6 10 by an unidentified Young woman. The Wilmington Volunteer fire department brought the fire under control. Mrs. Margaret Waldien is proprietor of the Cabins. Or. And mrs. George Lobdell and miss Myra Sisson spent the weekend in Peru . The september meeting of women a society of Christian service of Jermain methodist Church has been postponed until sept. 15. Mrs. Catharine Harrington will be hostess and mrs. Howard Robinson Leader. There will be a Pony pull aug. 21 at the Ridge riders Field Here starting at to . Geoffrey Jones spent the weekend with his Uncle Brooks Jones in Gansevoort. On saturday they visited a steam town in Bellows Falls it. Mccart reunion fifty six members were present sunday at the Mccart reunion. Mrs. Dewey Mccart and mrs. Howard Robinson made arrangements for the Celebration which was held at the Babcock Lake Camp of Robert Mccart. Mrs. Edith Kingsbury was the oldest member present and Todd Witherell the youngest. Swimming and games were enjoyed and at the business meeting mrs. Edward Witherell and mrs. Don Stevens were elected to make arrangements for next years reunion. But is directed specifically to elementary and High school teachers. The course will meet once a week for three hours Cross said. Cost and time of classes will be announced. A course in modern mathematics for elementary school teachers began monday at Dorset elementary school Cross said. Twenty nine teachers Are enrolled from Manchester Dorset and surrounding communities. The course is being taught by or. George Jeffers of Potsdam . State teachers College. Installation of new lighting fixtures in the Manchester elementary school should begin shortly according to Cross. He told the school Board he hoped the contractor Griffin electric co. Of Bennington would be Able to Complete classroom lighting before the beginning of school sept. 6. Contractors would then work on Hall lighting so that classes would not be disturbed. Delays in the lighting installation were caused by cancellation of the initial winning bid at the request of the bidder and a rejection of state Aid for the project by the state department of education. The Job was re offered for bid and won by Griffin and after a meeting with or. Rupert Spencer of the state department of education an agreement was reached that an Aid Grant would be requested from the state Board of education for any amount Over the $10,000 voted for the project at last years town meeting. Griffin a bid was $12, 267. Full state Aid of $3,000 would have meant a total of $13,000 available for the lighting project. Cross said he would attend a meeting on state school redistricting in Chittenden sept. 9-11 and requested that a member of the Board join him. The conference will evaluate studies made by a redistricting study committee established by the last session of the legislature on the formation of comprehensive school districts throughout the state. The committees report is due oct. I. According to Cross the report will be presented to each town who must Tell the committee by july i 1967 what it intends to do about forming comprehensive school districts and boards. In other business the Board said it is still looking for a band custodian approved the repair of a ventilating fan motor on the top of the school which was apparently struck by lightning july 16 were notified by principal Donald r. Shanks that a vent had been installed above the school Kitchen stove to comply with a request by the school insurance inspector were assured by selectman i. Stanford Zech or that Cross walks would be painted in the intersection of main Street and memorial Avenue in time for school opening after the area has been resurfaced and set the deadline for milk bids at aug. 22. Bus routes for the coming school year have been established. These will be published in the fairer along with a school Calendar thursday. Folk festival site a Bob Beers and his neighbor Edward Fitzgerald have been preparing the 26-Square-foot stage in the natural Amphitheater at Petersburg . Where the Beers family Folk festival of traditional music and arts opens thursday for four Days. At the top of Hill right beyond the fieldstone Fence will be a Midway where refreshment Booths will be operated by the Petersburg civic Council. A 17-acre parking lot can be reached by driveways on the Beers estate one and a half Miles West of Petersburg on . 2. Veteran musician Fred , 90, of 12 Fiske St., Hoosick Falls has been playing band music since he was about to. Now paymaster general manager Secretary and the Bass drummer of the Van Surdam band he has been with the organization 72 years. Beaumont Bass drummer 72 years in Falls band by Edith Beaumont Hoosick Falls . A the annual summer band concerts held in the Walter a. Wood memorial Park ended another season last wednesday evening. The concerts have been held regularly Here for nearly a Hal Century and one member of the band Fred Quackenbush has been playing with the outfit known As the Van Surdam band 72 years. Quackenbush who turned 90 Jan. 22, is the Only original playing member of the band which is named after its founder the late Henderson Van Surdam of Hoosick Falls. The organization became known As the Village band when it played for the regular summer concerts. Second in seniority among present playing members is Guy Phillips of Hoosick Falls who has been playing with the band 59 years. The present bandstand was built by local contractor Larry Torpey in 1928. Prior to that time the band played on a Flat platform which had no roof and before that players sat on the Lawn in the Middle of the Park for concerts. Local residents and summer visitors Here Are familiar with the weekly summer band concerts which begin in mid june and continue through mid August. Automobiles line up bumper to bumper bordering the Park and their occupants express appreciation with the sounding of horns after each selection. Others listen from Park benches while children gleefully skip around the bandstand to the beat of the music. Three Popcorn wagons do a thriving business in their reserved spots in the Park at each concert. Fans a folks who rarely miss a concert of the Van Surdam band in Hoosick Falls Are or. And mrs. Leon w. Eldred of 132 Monument ave., Bennington. They have known drummer Quackenbush 75 years. Pow a is Glais lie Vera 823-7716 be lower prices in town special la special i special regular $2.15 regular $1.19 Hamdy a v05 i dristan maal0xi shampoo i tablets 98< 98< 89< Carroll drug store main Street dial 2-6713 Bennington it. Arthur e. George of the Pownal Board of selectmen has announced that the August allotment of Federal surplus food has arrived and will be distributed at the town office thursday evening from 5 30 to 7. The Board again reminds those registered in the program that pickups must be made during the specified time otherwise the months Supply will be forfeited. The annual peach Shortcake supper will be held at Pownal methodist Church thursday night starting at 530 and continuing until All Are served. Mrs. Otis Dorman Heads the supper committee consisting of mrs. Henry j. Bassen mrs. James Quinn mrs. Charles Mason mrs. Henry w. Bassen Sidney Clayton and mrs. Harry w. Beals or. Manchester i hot r p o hot am 362 073 of 37s-2343 Ralph Fleming carded the Low Gross for 18 holes of Golf on the Lake St. Catherine country club course sunday to win the Harned Fowler Post 6471 vow tournament. The prize was a Large Silver bowl and Golf equipment. Fleming a score was 78. There were 22 entries. Other winners were Low net Charles Knapp longest drive Albert Kent closest to the Hole James Roberts highest Gross and most strokes on any one Hole Robert Leary. Post officials said there was enough interest to warrant running the tournament next year. Harned Fowler Post will celebrate family Day at the Pavilion at Tinmouth Pond sunday aug. 28. The committee is planning games for All Ages. Post officials said they hoped there were As Many participants at family Day As there has been in the last few years. Youngsters at the child development Center sponsored by the Manchester welfare and nursing association were scheduled to have a train ride on a Nelson Blount train from steam town . Today from Chester to Bellows Falls and return. Harned Fowler Post 6471, vow provided bus transportation. The annual concerts Are supported by Money appropriated by local town and Village governments. While it provides a nominal salary for band members the musicians mostly play for pleasure. A no one gets Rich a says Quackenbush a but its a pleasure to often available musicians though not regular members of the band request to sit in and play just for fun. The band has had a number of directors Over the years. This past year the conductor has been William Galliard a new member to the music faculty of the Hoo sick Falls Central school last year. Because members of the present band come from a widely scattered area it has been impossible to arrange for rehearsals. Thus the players do not know what numbers they will be playing until they arrive for concerts and the music is placed before them. This apparently does not effect the Quality of the music. As Quackenbush explains a a it a not difficult to produce Good music without practising if you have real musicians and a Good director. Its like Reading a Good Book. You done to have to rehearse to read a Good Quackenbush assumes the Roll of general manager paymaster and Secretary. He plays the Bass drum and considers it a very important in a band because the other musicians get the desired beat of the director through it. He has been playing the Bass drum for almost 80 years and was with the old Moore and reaper band Here before joining the Van Surdam band. A widower 18 years the Veteran musician Pownal schools open August is Pownal a schools in the Pownal town District will be opening for the fall term wednesday aug. 31. At Oak Hill there will be two first grades and a special class at North Pownal two second grades and two third grades and at the Center a kindergarten and grades 4, 5 and 6. Pupils in grades 7 and 8 will be going to Bennington this year As part of the it. Anthony Union High school District. John c. Foster chairman of the Board has announced that a meeting is planned for next tuesday during which a schedule for bus transportation in the local District will be discussed. The District now owns four buses for transporting students to the three schools and Drivers who will be serving this year Are Arthur James David Niles Walter Lampman or. And mrs. John Patterson or. Plans Call for the hot lunch program to Start sept. 6, and pupils Are asked to bring their own lunches for the first three Days of school. Lives alone at his Home at 12 Fiske St. Other regular members of the band this year in addition to Quackenbush Phillips and Galliard include Cortland Cottrell of Hoosick Falls Arthur Center Joseph Powers Stanley Shields and Elmer Rehm of Cambridge Gordon Harrington of Greenwich Ralph Bacon and Wilbur Frost of Cohoes f. Vanicola of Troy Jack Miller Walter Dunham and Clarkson Eaton of Bennington and Howard Towsley of North Bennington. Pownal swim lessons set Pownal a swimming instruction will again be available at Barbera a Pond starting monday aug. 22 through 30 including saturday aug. 27. Miss Ann Brush official red Cross instructor will be in charge and registration Blanks May be obtained at the Lake on the opening Day. The following schedule has been announced swimmers 9 . Intermediates 9 30 beginners to toll and lifesaving la. The program is being sponsored this year by the Pownal recreation committee headed by Joseph Tornabene who has arranged to make the service possible Here. Funds will be necessary to pay the instructor s salary and parents interested friends and organizations Are asked to make donations which May be forwarded to chairman Tornabene with checks made payable to the recreation committee. Swimming instruction has been available to Pownal Young people almost continuously since the Early 1950s. Directors to i discuss Junior High Manchester a supt. Neil e. Cross told the Manchester school Board at mondays meeting that he would Call a meeting of All school directors in the Bennington Rutland supervisory Union sept. 6 at 8 . To discuss newly established minimum standards for Junior High schools. It is expected that those attending the meeting will discuss the possibility of establishing a Junior High school in the area for two or More towns in the supervisory District. School Board chairman Eugene v. Kayatta agreed with a statement by Manchester elementary school principal Donald r. Shanks that the time is drawing near when some action must be taken for expansion of school facilities in the area. The Jon Ette dress amp gift shop Center of Arlington Vermont Soma Cluwe Salt still on dresses Slacks shorts new shipment fall skirts a shirts a Slacks tuesday thursday saturday 9 30 a 5 30

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