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Bennington Banner (Newspaper) - December 4, 1963, Bennington, Vermont 10-Bennington Banner wednesday december 4, 1963 chs student attends class from Home classroom communication the Rev. Donald Whipple left English instructor at Bennington Catholic High school asks a student to project his voice toward the intercom set in his right hand while answering a question so that he can be heard by Denis Fraher above at his Home on 237 Putnam St. Where he is confined with a mending broken leg. Hook up makes it possible for Denis to take part in class sessions. Staff photos a Hagerman broken leg does no to keep Denis Fraher from school modern electronics is making it possible for a temporarily bedridden Bennington youth to continue his schooling at Bennington Catholic High school. Going into operation tuesday was a two Way intercom Between classrooms at the High school and the bedroom of 15-year-old Denis Fraher son of or. And mrs. Michael j. Fraher of 237 Putnam St. Eight weeks ago Young Fraher broke two Bones in his leg playing in an informal football game. This year he chose not to go out for the chs team but had done so the year before. The idea for the electronic Hook up was suggested by one of the nuns at the High school who had seen a similar arrangement worked out when she was teaching in Rutland. The local office of the new England Telephone and Telegraph co. Installed the necessary wiring and equipment. With the two Way arrangement Denis can listen in on All proceedings and then with the press of a switch break in to ask a or answer a a question. Occasion ally in the few moments Between classes he gets a change to Chat with classmates As Well. Denise a subjects Are French geometry and latin in the morning and religious education English and biology in the afternoon. Interviewed a Between classes tuesday Denis said he has fallen behind in his subjects because of the injury and welcomed the arrangement which has made it possible to rejoin his classmates at least electronically. He indicated it was a Little Early to know whether the Hook up will selectmen turn Down Moose request to put fax e exemption on �?T64 warning selectmen tuesday night turned Down a request from the Bennington Moose club to insert an article in the 1964 town meeting warning asking voters to Grant a 5-year exemption from property taxes to the club. The Board told a Gordon Moore governor of the club that it would have to bring in a petition calling for the article signed by 5 per cent of the voters who allotted at last years town meeting. Selectmen said that voters two years ago had turned Down by a 3 to i ratio an article calling for an exemption to the club and for this reason Felt the new article was not justified. Selectman Richard Vansantvoord noted that the Board of selectmen of several years ago established a policy of not re Merting an article once it had been Defeated unless a petition was brought calling for it. First selectman Leon r. Eldred Felt that the voluntary insertion by selectmen of the Moose exemption article a at this time would be a a unfair to the Bennington masons and knights of Columbus who several weeks ago asked for an article in the warning requesting a new 10-year exemption from their property taxes. Selectmen agreed to insert this article. Eldred said More tax exemption requests would be confusing to voters who would have to weigh the merits of the different organizations. He Felt that if the Moose article were granted Many other fraternal organizations could be expected to come in with similar requests. Moore said the Moose club tics of the several lodges involved. Selectmen noted that the k of c and masons did not produce Lodge income through the Sale of alcoholic beverages. While the k of c did rent its Hail they believed it was for a nominal amount. Moore said that the Moose order was a non profit organization supporting several major charitable projects. But asked selectmen a Why should the taxpayers pay your taxes so that you can support these a after Moore had left town fathers added that fraternal orders like the Moose do a a won Ben Nin ton briefs Howard Parizo of Shaftsbury was taken to Putnam memorial Hospital tuesday night with a seriously Cut left wrist. Parizo a state police trooper was working in a Bennington junkyard when he slipped and Cut his wrist on a piece of Metal. He was treated by or. Wallace Mook. Parizo is expected to remain in the Hospital for at least five or six Days. Military order of the Cootie Green Mountain Pup tent no. 2, veterans of foreign wars no. 1332, will hold its december scratch at 7 30 . Sunday at the vow rooms. Downtown Bennington stores will remain open until 9 . Tonight thursday and Friday. Christmas Street decorations would have made its request the officially lighted tonight tiler or not the masons or k of there will be no kindergarten c lad made theirs. He noted classes Friday at the Hillside that the Lodge had recently suf Street location because of the feed a serious fire but was now Church Bazaar rebuilding. It did t have to do hrs he said and As an inducers. Mary Buzzell of Beech meat he Felt the Lodge a was in Street Extension is a patient at titled to a Little he also Putnam memorial Hospital noted that at one time five year Christmas Bazaar second exemptions had been granted congregational Church Friday to new buildings. Dec. 6, 12 g . Greens the two parties also discuss gifts Tea room Home baked food de briefly the fiscal characters White elephant. Adv. Dec. 4 listers study taxation continued from Page i. Move private Homes used by Bennington College families from the exempt status which they have enjoyed because they Are a non income producing properties such As Are other College buildings. Listers now feel however that the College does in fact receive some consideration for the buildings use a either in the form of rent or As part of the salary paid the staff members using the Homes. The families living in the Homes listers have pointed out Are using Public facilities supported by local taxes. Betit said tuesday night that Legal counsel for the College is examining the Law relating to the tax exemption question and will be filing a statement with listers. If necessary Betit said the state tax department will be consulted for a final Resolution of any differences Between listers and the College. Oks officers meet i ii nor i ii it in Iii a a a Ion Tucker chapter no. 38 of North Bennington will entertain grand officers of the order Eastern Star thursday night at masonic Temple North Bennington. A covered dish supper will be served at 6 30. Chairman of the supper is mrs. Anna Caracciola who is District Deputy grand Matron of District no. I. A special program is planned to Honor mrs. Margaret Marsden worthy grand Matron and Morris Perry worthy grand Patron. All chapters in the District Are invited to attend both the supper and also the meeting which is scheduled at 8. Kerful jobs with their charitable work but they Felt that a tax exemption to the local Lodge was unfair because taxpayers a May have other charities which they would rather before leaving Moore said he would report to Lodge members that selectmen were requiring the petition to a a Force them to put the requested article in the warning. He indicated he would report nothing of the selectmen a explanation for their refusal to Honor his request. Selectmen asked their agent mrs. Alma Langue to write a letter to the Lodge setting Forth their reasons. Lane i ii seat Walker in y Illust tourney Robert Lane unseated Robert Walker from top place in the noon time chess tournament at the Bennington Myca. Walker held the top place for More than a month. The standing now is Robert Lane in first place then follow in order Robert Baldwin Robert Walker David Ordway Dennis Jones Paul Langlois Steve Andrews John Gaye and Glenn Gershaneck. This chess tournament is for the 25 to 50 persons who regularly eat their lunch in the lobby of the Myca most of these boys Are from the outlying areas and take this Opportunity to make use of the y facilities. Funeral mrs. Katherine Mcnamara the funeral of mrs. Katherine Hewson Mcnamara who died in new Jersey on nov. 30 and who was a former resident of North Bennington was held tuesday afternoon in the first methodist Church. The Rev. Melvin r. Mcgaughey pastor officiated. Mrs. William Thomson was organist. Cousins were bearers Earl and Raymond Hedding John and Robert Hewson Norman main and Anthony Gauthier. Monday night members of the Bennington fire department visited the Hanson Walbridge funeral Home and were accompanied by chief Richard Hollister. A family prayer service was led by the Rev. Or. Mcgaughey also monday night. Entombment was at Park Awn Chapel. Burial will be in that cemetery in the Spring. Out of town relatives and friends were included from Birdsboro a. Rutland Pownal Randolph Middletown Springs Northfield Petersburg . Stock averages Dow Jones Bache amp co., Albany noon 30 industrials 75121�?.61 20 railroads 172.49 a .07 15 utilities 136.68 a .31 composite average 262.86 a .27 sales 1,990,000 enable him to catch up in the various subjects but noted that some classes Are easier to follow with the arrangement than others. Later this week he goes Back to the Hospital for a rays. What the doctors find will determine How soon hell be Able to get Back on his feet a and Back to school. But he a holding out Hope that he will be Back in time to play some basketball for his school perhaps even participate in the season end tournament in March. . To mass. Dri ver jailed local Law enforcement officials continued their crackdown today on Youthful motorists who drive at High Speed from night clubs in new York to their Homes in Massachusetts. An Adams mass., youth Howard f. Randall 18, was sentenced before judge George m. Fienberg in municipal court this morning to serve three months in Bennington county jail and to pay fines totalling $300 after he pleaded guilty to charges that on dec. I in Pownal he drove in such a Way As to endanger life and property and that he refused to Stop when signalled to do so by a police officer. The third month of the jail sentence was suspended with the special conditions that the fines be paid and that Randall be deprived of the right to drive in Vermont until further order of the court. States atty. R. Marshall Witten told the court that Early sunday Randall was returning from a restaurant across the line when he was spotted driving at High Speed on Vermont 346 by a state police trooper. The trooper gave Chase and at one Point clocked Randall at speeds up to 90 Miles per hour Witten said. The trooper according to Witten signalled Randall to Stop but the youth failed to do so. The trooper made several attempts to pull abreast of Randall a car but each time the youth swerved to the left and nearly forced the Cruiser off the Road. The Chase continued across the Massachusetts line where Randall according to Wittens testimony lost control of his car and became involved in an Accident. He then locked himself in the car and refused to open the door until the trooper threatened to break the window. Judge Fienberg said this was the most serious careless and negligent driving charge to come before him since he was appointed to his Post. Hart Bennington it eater Phon. 2-4990 starts tonight est. Show. 6 30 amp 8 47 a the Best foreign film of the cinematic Miracle a Crowther. times Aca Tery Anam Winner Tor ram no trustees to Honor president on cover of Village report Bennington Village trustees voted tuesday night to dedicate the cover of the next Village report to the memory of the late president John f. Kennedy. According to present plans a picture of Kennedy will appear on the cover. In recent years the cover of the report has carried either a local picture or Only the title of the report the Date and the Vermont Seal. Obituaries Judson e. Thompson Judson e. Thompson 72, prominent in the Bennington fire department for More than 30 years died suddenly tuesday night at his Home at 105 Mccall St. He had been in frail health for four years. Born in Pownal aug. 29, 1891, he was a son of Elijah and Cornelia Cooper Thompson. After attending Pownal schools he was employed for More than 37 years at the Ile. Bradford Plant As a Cutter. He had also worked at the old Cooper Mill. His last employment was at Putnam memorial Hospital. Or. Thompson had been Active in the Bradford Hook amp ladder company of the fire department for three decades. He was a member of the first Baptist Church. One of his special interests was watching Little league baseball and he attended games whenever his health permitted. He had a wide acquaintance in the area. Survivors Are his wife the former Alice Aldrich whom he married in Bennington Jan. 29, 1916 one daughter mrs. Sanford Marion Dickinson of North White Plains . A son Allen l. A brother Earl a sister mrs. Ruth Campbell All of Bennington nine grandchildren nieces and nephews. The funeral will be held at 2 . Friday at Mahar amp son funeral Home with the Rev. H. Glenn Payne first Baptist Church pastor officiating. Entombment will be in Park Lawn Chapel and burial will be in that cemetery. Friends May Call at the funeral Home tonight from 7 to 9 and thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 when the family will be in attendance. George e. De\1 ars George e. Demars 58, a Cabinet maker and Carpenter by Trade who had been employed by Morse amp Butler of Bennington was found dead at lits residence at 184 North St. Tuesday by Village police. Or. Donald f. Shea regional medical examiner pronounced death due to natural causes. Or. Demars had lived in this Community for 21 months coming Here from Winsted Conn. He was born in Winsted May 16, 1905 and had received his schooling in that area. Survivors Are a son George of Winsted a sister Dorothy also of Winsted another sister mrs. Edward Murray of East Haven Conn. The body will be returned to Winsted sometime today by Hanson Walbridge funeral Home. Services will be held Friday in Winsted. Burial will be in Norfolk Conn. Cemetery. Hospital notes tuesday december 3 admissions mrs. Frances Ryder Pownal mrs. Marjorie Campbell Bennington master William Avery Manchester William Pratt Pittstown . Discharges miss Elaine Bizzarro Francis Laroache Leslie Farrar master Frederick Watson mrs. Barbara Frazier and son mrs. Margaret Crawford. Williams rules on possible uses of parking meter funds if Bennington Village uses surplus parking meter receipts to buy a piece of land on depot Street the land must be used As a parking lot. This was the opinion Given tuesday night by Village atty. John h. Williams n to Bennington Village trustees. Williams said that according to state Law the Village is allowed to use parking meter receipts Only for the Purchase of parking lots or new meters for the maintenance and policing of meters for the salary of police officers who control traffic in the parking lot or meter area and to pay off bonded debts on parking lots. Trustees asked for the opinion at their november meeting after authorizing Village president James b. Gibney to open negotiations with the Humble Oil Cor for the Purchase of the land which abuts the Village garage. Gibney said at that time that sufficient Money for the Purchase is available in the parking lot fund in which surplus parking meter receipts have been accumulating since the fund was created in 1950. At a special meeting in november the Board authorized Gibney to offer the Oil company $3,000 for the property. Gibney said tuesday that negotiations Are still in Progress. The land if acquired will be used As a parking area. Several trustees indicated however that at some later Date the Village might be interested in building a police station or Small office building there. This apparently will not be possible according to Williams under provisions of the state statute governing the disposition of parking meter receipts. Parking meter receipts Are used to pay the salary of one and a half police officers miscellaneous Street maintenance expenses to Purchase and maintain meters and for payments for three municipal parking lots. The remainder is deposited in the parking lot fund. This amount has been steadily decreasing in recent years. In 1956 it amounted to More than $5,000. Last year it was Only $227. The Highway department has also been depositing $1,200 a a rent yearly for the Village garage in the parking lot fund. This was intended to build up the fund. In the future trustees decided tuesday this Money might be used for some other purposes. They mentioned for instance repairs to the roof of the garage May be necessary. In another ruling the Village attorney told the Board that the Village could not compel the owner of a fire gutted building on North Street to remove or repair the building. Trustees had hoped they might require the owner mrs. Samuel Margolin to do something about the building on the basis of a Section in the Village charter which authorizes the Village to take action against an a unwholesome nuisance or a offensive Williams suggested that the Board ask a state health officer to take action. A representative of the state fire Marshall a office has found the remains of the Brick Structure to be sound Williams noted. The building known As the Margolin Block is next door to the Vermont restaurant on North Street. It was destroyed by fire dec. I 1961, or More than two years ago. Trustees first expressed their concern about it at a meeting june 12, 1962, when they instructed then Village atty. Reuben Levin to inquire about the status of the building. Mrs. Margolin wrote the Board in reply that the future of the property was the Board instructed the police committee to discuss police pay # annual snowball # festival sponsored by the women s Fellowship of the second congregational Church of Bennington. Friday december 6, 1963 12 00 pm Hil 6 00 pm at the Church on Hillside Street come and enjoy All tearoom open As usual during afternoon toys for stocking filler uppers aprons big and Little in variety of colors sizes Plain or fancy in design Home baked foods to treat your families the grab bag to make Small Fry Happy our White elephant table that holds so Many interesting Odds and ends Candy table that always has a treat for the Choosiest Sweet tooth hand knit table with gifts for the wee ones for the big ones greens wreaths in arrangements that Are unique indoors and out. Roll policy with members of the police department and report Back to the trustees. Gibney said he Felt it was unfair that police officers whose Day off coincides with a Holiday should be paid double time As has been the practice for some years. An officer who is scheduled to work but is Given the Day off is paid Only his regular salary. In other action the Board a granted members of the seventh Day adventist Church permission to conduct their annual missions solicitation. A letter from a Church spokesman stated that a Loudspeaker attached to a car would play Christmas carols while the solicitors went door to door. A granted the local chapter of the International ladies garment workers Union permission to give away pencils and other items during the Christmas season. The purpose according to a Union spokesman is to promote Union Label goods in Vermont. A acknowledged receipt of a letter from mrs. Frances b. Phelps of Pound Ridge . Mrs. Phelps congratulated the Village on its tributes to the late president John f. Kennedy. She had seen she wrote a with Pride and admiration Many flags at half Mast and a two Fine and Stalwart officers standing at attention by your War memorial. A i will never forget this dignified tribute and Hope All passersby were As inspired As i was at this sight. It gave me new Faith in what in be always believed Vermont carries in Williamstown mass., by contrast mrs. Phelps noted there were no flags flying at half Mast. Woziwo Yiirs 89 v Jim mum of re Chris mad gift wha specials 6 big colourful Rous 89�?~ Snow White tissue six Rolls of Fine gravure paper each a different design. 26" wide. 88" total length. Good sized sheets of cuddle soft tissue a perfect Way to pamper your most precious presents. And Many More Fri ties at our Christmas counters cd a Radiant array of ribbons 6 spool set 1 Mac 64< 4 spool set �7� of amp re a these multiple spool sets of ribbon help you tie up the prettiest packs Ever Quick curl ribbon. Solids and tinsel stripes in boxed Christmas cards 50 him it tremendous value and selection in this Box Ful of 50 Slimline cards w Ith lots of sparkle and cheerful wishes. Tao a Seal variety pack Vav o l Vav it a i m a 200-piece pack of seals cards. And tie tags everything you need for that final touch. 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