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Bennington Banner (Newspaper) - December 7, 1965, Bennington, Vermont To Bennington Banner tuesday december 7, 1965unification and local control interest rate hike brings expected storm of criticism Washington up a the Federal Reserve boards boost in interest rates brought the expected storm of criticism from non banking circles today. But the Johnson administration was doing its Best to quash any talk of a a a fight with the Board. The president who had expressed a a regret at the boards action met with Board chairman William Mcchesney Martin or. Monday at his Texas ranch. Afterwards both he and Martin chided newsmen for indicating that the Board was defying the administration in hiking its discount rate from 4 to 4.5 per cent. A a it a your Job to provoke a fight a Johnson said. A ifs mine to prevent there were Good reasons Why the administration would want to prevent such a fight. For one the president would not be Likely to win it Over the Short run. The Federal Reserve boards Independence was assured by the Law which set it up in 1913. And members serve 14-year terms. In addition chairman Martin is held in High esteem by the nations business and financial Community. If he were to re Harte theatre last time tonight eve. 4 30 amp 8 35 . Sean Connery the Hill starts tomorrow eve. 6 35 amp 8 35 . Sat. Mat. 2 . Enuh 1000 technicolor sign in a Huff Over interest rates the Johnson administrations support from business would probably depart with him. But there Wert cries of anguish on Capitol Hill. Senate democratic whip Russell b. Long la., who is also chairman designate of the Senate finance committee said he would urge an investigation of the rate increase. A nothing could be More unpopular than a major increase in interest rates pm the even of Christmas when the average working Man will be borrowing Money to provide gifts of Joy to his wife and children a Long said. Cotillion patrons Patron esses announced by mrs. Ellis the names of Bennington area residents who will be among the patrons and Patr Nesses of the Bennington Christmas cotillion have been announced by mrs. George a. Ellis chairman of event. The cotillion proceeds from funeral mrs. Agnes Purcell North Adams mass. A funeral services for mrs. Agnes Margaret Crowley Purcell r.n., Long time night supervisor at the North Adams Hospital were held monday morning with a solemn High mass of requiem in St. Francis Church. Mrs. Purcell who had made her Home in Bennington died Friday morning at Putnam memorial Hospital in Bennington shortly after she had been admitted following a heart attack. The it. Rev. Msgr. John p. Donahue pastor was the celebrant of the mass in the Church filled for the service. He was assisted by the Rev. Roger Gagnon of notre Dame Church Adams As Deacon and the Rev Joseph a. Scott As sub Deacon. The Rev. John j. Nicholson of St. Anthonys Church was seated in the Sanctuary. The choir chanted the Gregorian mass for the dead. Miss Maria Weber was organist. Area nurses formed a guard of Honor As the body was borne to and from the Church and also at the grave in Southview cemetery where the committal service was conducted by for. Scott. In the guard of Honor were mrs. Florence Quimby director of nurses miss Mildred Carlton associate director mrs. La Mitchell director of education at the Hospital mrs. Anna Defalco miss Kathryn Horan mrs. Mildred Smith miss Anne Sherry miss Bernice Rooney mrs. Rita Mahoney mrs. Helen Vanasse mrs. Julia Wooster mrs. Bernice Vickery miss Priscilla Gaylord miss a it Sephene Cernauskas mrs. Agnes Holt mrs. Jean Vrooman mrs. Margaret Moruzzo miss Constance Caron and mrs. Beulah Heggie also supervisors of the Hospital. Other nurses in the guard of Honor were mrs. Lorraine Gad Bols mrs. Geraldine Raby mrs. Marguerite Lafountain mrs. Margaret Archambeault mrs. Mary Scrivens mrs. Jean Davis mrs. Lillian Ethier mrs. Jane Marino mrs. Bertha , mrs. Katherine Wheelock mrs. Catherine Horsfall mrs. Shirley Jackson mrs. Betty Phelps mrs. Doris Milette mrs. Mary Murray and mrs. Gertrude Long. Also present for the mass were drs. John c. Cashon Earle q. Brownjr. And Adolph Salomon Hospital administrator George a. Lerrigo Walter Timoney head of maintenance and employees in All departments at the local Hospital. Serving As bearers were Fred mar Al and Luke Beckwith of Adams Hospital orderlies Richard f. Brown Harry two nephews Charles Crowley of North Adams and Stanley Bajorin of gales ferry Conn. County court opens the december term of the Bennington county court and court of chancery was scheduled to open at 1 30 . Today with the sheriffs proclamation the invocation and the Reading of the bar docket of cases to be tried. Preceding the opening ceremonies the Bennington county bar lunched at the Paradise restaurant with Hon. Harold c. Sylvester of Burlington presiding judge and with assistant judges Hon. Marion p. Mccarthy and Hon. Howard c. Estes. Following the Call of the docket and continuing until dec. 31, the judges will hear court chancery Ana divorce cases. Starting Jan. 4, 1966, the court will hear trial by jury cases and on successive monday afternoons beginning Jan. 3, the court will hear motions uncontested divorce cases and temporary matters. Myca notes the Industrial display in the showcase at the Bennington area Myca this week is by the Eagle Square mfg. Co. Of Shaftsbury. On display Are two steel squares with 1804 engraved on one and 1815 on the other. They Are reputed to be made by Silas Hawes a Blacksmith in South Shaftsbury who took in Trade from a peddle some old up and Down steel saw Blades in Exchange for shoeing his horse. Before this Carpenter squares had been made from two pieces of Wood held together at the Angle with apiece of Metal and these were Short lived in a blacksmiths shop. Pm display Are the old steel squares and in addition Are modern steel squares and Many articles of Wood such As Zigzag rulers of All types antique Zigzag rules Boxwood Caliper rules and marking gauges. The Myca needs More toys this week so that Many children can have a merrier Christmas this year. There Are Many children waiting and willing to fix up clean up and paint up your old toys. Wont you please give any outgrown toys to the a by a this year you May leave them at the a by a building or at the following places Johnson Oil inc., Bab songs Sinclair station and de Coigne Clego station. Barge canal continued from Page i entered the canal a the men on duty told us the system was going to shut Down and there would be no exceptions. I telephoned the superintendent in Albany a Carr Harris added a and he told us the same the yacht followed a Canadian Barge loaded with Cement that was bound for Rome across unlighted Omeida Lake. A the canal people agreed to hold the locks open so the Barge could get to from there Carr Harris said they planned to go on to Utica. A after that who knows i doubt that we can afford to transport the boat by truck to the Hudson. In a not a wealthy Man a he commented. Committee continued from Page i is assured additional Money can be used to make it a Community auditorium with excellent and flexible equipment that is again beyond the reach of the school boards budget. It is important to make these arrangements now because what we build is what we shall live with and enjoy for a Long time to come. Gifts or pledges made out to the it. Anthony Union school will be deductible for tax purposes and May be sent to any of ecumenical spirit Waterloo Iowa up a the National Dairy cattle Congress in the ecumenical spirit has voted to open next years Congress to beef cattle hogs and sheep. Which go to the United counselling service of Bennington county will take place dec. 29 at the it. Anthony country club. The patrons and Patr Nesses include the following from Bennington John h. Williams a miss Stell Andersen or. And mrs. G. Maynard Jenkins or. And mrs. William h. Browning miss Alice s. Gilman miss Ruth h. Eddy or. And mrs. Lucien Hanks jr., mrs. Robert m. Parmalee and miss Juliette Mcc. Shields. Also or. And mrs. John Sloane misses Helen j. And Elizabeth f. Thomas or. And mrs. Weston Hadden mrs. John n. Leonard or. And mrs. R. Marshall Witten miss Gwladys Bowen mrs. William h. Wills Gen. And mrs. Francis a. Engle Hart or. Woodhull s. Hall mrs. Frederick j. Beecher mrs. C. Cushman Wellington or. And mrs. Thomas c. Thomas Frederick h. Welling mrs. Norton Barber mrs. Frank j. Hurley and or. And mrs. S. Whitney Dickey. From Manchester Carleton Howe and or. And mrs. Joseph g. Davidson from Dorset or. And mrs. Ray p. Foote and or. And mrs. Laurence Achilles or. From Arlington or. And mrs. Richard k. Niles and from Williamstown mass or. And mrs. John Mcwilliams or. And mrs. Francis g. Jenkins and mrs. Deans Erickson. The committee in charge of arrangements for the supper dance expressed its appreciation to Ben Mont papers and to the old Bennington Wood rafters for materials to be used in decorating the country club. Invitations for the affair have gone out and the committee has again urged that Early reservations be made As space is limited. For More information about the event interested persons May Call mrs. Edward h. Cumpston Tel. 442-9015. Briggs Case tabled by water Board trustees of the Village water dept a tabled for further thought a request from Harry l. Briggs of Morgan Street Extension for Village water main connections at their monthly meeting monday night in the municipal building. Briggs who has discovered his property is within the Village has requested an 800 foot connection to an existing water main that would have to be Laid through ledge formations in the soil. The trustees tabled the matter after consulting Village atty. John h. Willaims ii who advised that while the water dept has an obligation to Supply water to residents within its system a it has no obligation at that the trustees also discussed the desirability of erecting posts around selected fire hydrants to protect them from skidding Auto mobiles during the Winter. Arthur Jones recommended for postal Job Shaftsbury Arthur Jones a Democrat and member of the Board of listers received the unanimous recommendation of the Shaftsbury town democratic committee monday night for the position of acting postmaster. Jones appointment is contingent on clearance by Federal authorities. If officially named to the Job the Eagle Square employee will temporarily replace Anson Hawkins who has submitted his resignation after 34 years and is no longer working at the Post office. Mrs. Hawkins who also expects to retire will continue on the Job temporarily. Jones As acting postmaster would be eligible to enter Federal competitive exams later when the permanent Job is declared open by the government. To attended Rensselaer polytechnic Institute. Stock averages Dow Jones Bache it co., Albany noon 30 industrials 050.05 11.02 20 railroads 242.48 1.59 15 utilities 153.00 .07 composite average 335.35 2.90 volume 4,310,000 old Village trustees concerned Over Fate of zoning ordinance local control of zoning monday night was put squarely on the table As the key matter affecting the decision by old Bennington residents whether or not to merge that Village with the town under a special governmental consolidation charter now being drawn up. In the process of preparing a consolidation act under which the town of Bennington and four smaller municipalities within its boundaries might merge is the Bennington unification study committee. The committee after the better part of a years work now has a fairly Complete draft of the proposed charter which it Hopes to have introduced in the special session of the legislature this january. Following approval by the legislature the act would return for local voter action to determine if the proposed governmental unification will become a reality. Beginning last week representatives of the study committee have been meeting with the governing boards of the several municipalities which will be involved in the unification action to go Over the draft. Monday night the committee representatives met at the old Academy Library in old Bennington with trustees and other officers of that Village. While discussing various aspects of the study committees proposed draft the old Bennington officials made Clear that with the present drafts treatment of zoning the villages voters Are not Likely to vote to give up the villages charter and become part of the unified town government. Old Bennington presently has its own zoning ordinance As do the other two villages in the town Bennington Village and North Bennington. Under the draft As it now stands at such time As a Village votes to give up its charter and become part of the unified town its zoning ordinance while remaining intact in so far As the nature of its particular restrictions and the area served Are concerned would become part of what would then be a town zoning ordinance. At that Point administration of the ordinance would pass from the Village to the town. What had been the old Bennington zoning ordinance however would be subject to amendment and any amendments following unification would be determined not by the old villages voters alone but by the unified towns voters. At present the area of the town outside of the three incorporated villages has no zoning ordinance. At some Point it is Likely that zoning coverage of this area will be proposed at which time the then still separate zoning restrictions covering the former Village areas would presumably be incorporated into a coordinated comprehensive Tow wide ordinance. It was on this Point of the loss of local control Over the zoning restrictions pertaining to their Village that the old Bennington officials indicated that they and their constituents Are most concerned. As the draft now stands according to the unification committee representatives old Ben 60 orbits continued from Page i from the View of two of the ground stations and a Small equipment fire at the third ascension Island ruined chances for a test there. And they were continuing the Long list of other experiments designed among other things a to feed vital information to the Apollo Man on the Moon project. Winding up a Long monday the astronauts got some exercise ate and threw All the a a automatic switches so their 7,500-Pound spacecraft could Fly itself. Also on monday the pilots saw a Polaris missile fired Down the Atlantic Range from the submarine Benjamin Franklin submerged off Cape Kennedy. A a she a Beautiful a came the report from the capsule. A a. Easy to track we re right on babysitters provided at yuletide Tea mrs. . Carri will be in charge of baby sitting at the annual Yule tide Tea Given by St. Mary s Guild this Friday dec. To from 3 to 5 . At the Parish House of St. Peters episcopal Church on pleasant Street. It is hoped that Many Young mothers will attend knowing that their children will be Well cared for and amused during the Tea. Mrs. Donald Jolivette Heads the following group of Young ladies who Are assisting As waitresses a Barbara Garrison Charlotte and Edith gear Virginia Kemerer Trlcia Killian Cheryl Pratt Caroline Staines Peggy Smith Linn Wilson Julie Martha and Jane Wolf. Tickets May still be obtained from either mrs. Frederick Welling 442-4344 or mrs. William Williams 442-5815. Ningpo no a voters will have Only two alternatives the first will be to vote to give up their Village charter and thereby lose their strict local autonomy Over zoning the second will be to vote to retain their charter and thereby preserve such control As Well As the other prerogatives and responsibilities of a separate municipal unit. Atty. Norton Barber who As counsel for the town is a member of the unification committee noted that while the old Village initially might vote to retain its charter at some future time Appeal in pm Case on docket Montpelier a the Vermont supreme court opened its december term Here today and included in the 55-Case docket to be disposed of before Christmas is a petition seeking re argument of the Case of the destitute of Bennington county is. Putnam memorial Hospital. The states High court in october issued a decision favouring the Hospital and reversing the finding of a lower court which had upheld the position of the to Bennington county towns which had instituted the court action on behalf of the county a destitute. The motion seeking re argument of the Case has since been filed by atty. Henry f. Black of White River Junction counsel for the towns in the Hospital matter. Basic to the Issue on which the towns have sought the court ruling Are the terms of the Henry w. Putnam deed of gift establishing the Hospital. A provision of that Trust requires the Hospital to admit and treat county residents and residents elsewhere if there is sufficient room and to do so at reasonable charges. The destitute of the county however Are required by the Trust to be admitted and treated a free of the towns suit was instituted after the Hospital began charging the towns a part of and eventually the full amount of its regular rates for care of the towns respective indigent. In the lower court proceeding Chancellor William c. Hill had ruled that the Hospital could not charge any Public Agency a Federal state or local a for services rendered to destitute county residents. In an Appeal taken to the supreme court by the Hospital the states highest tribunal reversed this decision. It might propose that it would come into the unified town provided that it was Given continued local control of its zoning ordinance. Such a move he and other committee members noted would mean however a change by the legislature of the original consolidation charter and acceptance of the proposed change by the towns voters. The com Mittee representatives offered two Basic reasons for treating zoning under unification As it has. Firstly since the intention of the consolidation movement generally is to eliminate the inefficiencies and complications of overlapping services and policies of the present separate municipalities it was the committees feeling that zoning should be handled on a Tow wide basis. Without Tow wide zoning administration and control the committee representatives said it would mean the continuance of the three villages separate ordinances plus at some expected future time a fourth separate town ordinance none of which would necessarily be coordinated with any of the others either in Content or administration. The second argument for the unified town zoning control As explained by the unification committees chairman Arthur d. Taylor involved the alternative of granting the old Village what he described As the a a privilege of retaining local control of its own ordinance. If the consolidation act allowed this privilege then it was area residents to attend conference two area residents members of the Vermont Roadside Council will attend the meeting in Washington dec. 9, called by the Federal Highway administrator to discuss the Bill passed by Congress earlier this year to protect natural Beauty along highways. The invitation was extended to members of the Roadside councils in 17 states including Vermont and to members of Garden clubs league of women voters and other groups interested in protecting Roadside Beauty. In addition to considering plans for implementing the legislation the group will also consider reactivation of the National Roadside Council. Those attending the meeting from this area Are mrs. Norton Barber of old Bennington legislative committee chairman of the Plain dirt gardeners of Bennington and mrs. Jerome Johnson of Danby Roadside development committee chairman of the Federated Garden clubs of Vermont. Bennington briefs surplus commodities will be distributed at the Village garage wednesday from 8 30 . To i . John f. Burnham or. Of Williamstown mass., a 1965 graduate of Bennington Catholic High school who is a freshman at Colby College Waterville Maine has been pledged to Zeta Psi fraternity. The Putnam Hose auxiliary will hold its regular monthly meeting wednesday at 8 p. In. At the firehouse. All members Are asked to make an Effort to attend. An Exchange of Christmas gifts will take place at the close of the meeting. Hicks to speak Al meeting of area Harp the monthly meeting of the Southern Vermont chapter of the american association of retired persons will be held thursday at 2 p. In. In the social room of the Bennington free Library. Donald c. Hicks executive Secretary of the greater Bennington association will be the guest speaker. Subject of his talk will be a changing times in the following the meeting refreshments will be served. At the Nove it later meeting tin. A Bers and guests were shown slides of several state and federally financed Low housing authority projects for elder citizens with Low income. The Cost of shelter is of prime importance to the older person. One solution to this problem is the Low Public housing projects that Are rising in numerous cities and towns throughout the nation. Here the elderly who qualify May obtain excellent living quarters at a Cost commensurate to their income. This phase of retirement will be further discussed at the coming meeting. All persons 55 or older Are cordially invited to attend. Miss Barbara Mason of 432 South St. Is among the More than 160 singers and musicians at american University in Washington d.c., who will take part in the production of a the Messiah to be presented dec. 14 by the University a music department. Michael f. Burke . Navy fire control technician 3c, visited Marseilles France nov. 12-22 while serving aboard the guided missile frigate Harry e. Yarnell currently operating in the Mediterranean with the . Sixth Fleet. He is a son of or. And mrs. John d. Burke of 121 pleasant St. The Bennington Section of the Green Mountain club saturday has scheduled a walk from Vermont 9 in Woodford in to the new Woodford state Park. Members and other interested hikers should meet at the old Bennington Post office at 2 . Those coming Are asked to bring their own suppers. Coffee will be provided. Seaman Richard h. Vachon . Navy son of or. And mrs. Richard h. Vachon of . No. 2, is participating in the project gemini gt7-gt6 Mission As a Crew member aboard the destroyer Joseph p. Kennedy a unit of task Force 140 in the Atlantic Ocean. He has gone through an extensive training program in recovery operations since his ship was selected As a unit of the recovery Force. Normally the ship operates As a unit of the Atlantic fleets destroyer Force. The Plain dirt gardeners of Bennington will hold their Christmas party on tuesday dec. 14, at 2 p. In. In the old Bennington schoolhouse. Members Are requested to be there promptly for a Short business meeting before hearing the guest speaker Richard c. Barret curator of the Bennington museum. The subject of or. Barretts talk will be a lost mrs. R. M. Policy mrs. Leo Brimmer and mrs. Thomas c. Thomas Are hostesses for the occasion. Tea u/11 i kit Cor Viii Taylor a Contention that there would then be no reason Why certain other a a privileges be granted to other of the municipalities involved in the unification action. In citing an example of another a a privilege he referred to the groups earlier i cuss Lon of the charter drafts treatment of the present separate municipalities debts and assets. Under the present committees draft at such time As each of the municipalities a the three villages and the Bennington Rural fire District a vote to give up their separate Charters and become part of the unified town both the municipality a assets and liabilities would be transferred to the town. On this Point the group had explored briefly How each of the several villages and fire District s present Long term debts relates to its individual grand planetarium program moves ahead an important step towards what eventually May be realization of a new Community planetarium for Bennington will be taken thursday. At 9 . That Day representatives of various local schools plus leaders of the organization which has spark plugged interest in the project will meet at the office of supt. Leon Wagner to fill out an application form for Federal funds for detailed planning of the special science facility. On hand to help in preparing the application will be Evan a. Sweetser consultant with the Vermont department of education on mathematics and science. According to Paul w. Bohne one of the founders of the Bennington planetarium association which is the driving Force behind the project representatives of five area Public and private school systems Are expected to be on hand. These include the greater Bennington and Bennington graded school districts Bennington College and the St. Francis de sales and sacred heart parochial schools. The planetarium association has developed tentative plans for a Structure which would House both the planetary in and an astronomical Observatory. Tentatively selected As the site is a portion of the town farm land off East Road. Transfer of the title to the land for this purpose however would be subject to the approval of town voters. Hospital notes monday dec. 6. 1965 admissions Francis Murphy North Bennington miss Genline Lavin Hoosick Falls George Sturgess Carl Capella miss Patricia Leblanc Charles Hollis Bennington master Kevin Harvey Arlington. Discharges mrs. Gayle car amp Anglo and daughter North Bennington mrs. Anna Madison North Bennington. Births or. And mrs. Francis mar Cox of 116 Cutler St., a son dec. 6. List. It was reported that the approximate ratio of debt to grand list in each Case is the following Bennington Village 1 1 old Bennington 3 1 North Bennington 3.5 1 and the Bennington Rural area 2 1. It was noted that if All these units voted to merge into the unified town then Bennington Village taxpayers would be absorbing a relatively higher Burden of the other municipalities debts than the other municipalities would be absorbing of Bennie non villages debt. It was Taylor a Contention that Bennington Village might justifiably ask that the consolidation charter provide it with the a a privilege of retaining its own debt and that the other villages and fire District likewise be required to pay off their respective debts. In this Way Bennington Village taxpayers would retain their relative advantage in the retirement of debt which they would otherwise lose of the Complete merging of All the municipalities debts is made under the new unified town government. But said Taylor it had been the committees feeling that if separate retention of municipal debt were allowed this would be one More element corroding the Basic desired goal of the unification move. The More that such individual municipal a a privileges were allowed he contended the less effective would be the consolidation of the now separate municipal governments. The old Bennington officials however appeared not to be convinced. Several of them questioned that the retention of individual Village control Over zoning would present the administrative and other difficulties that the unification committee envisioned. Or. James w. Toolan one of the old villages trustees at one Point suggested that while there might be one town zoning administrator to supervise the several separate zoning ordinances each Village municipality a voters could retain control Over the Content of the ordinance covering their particular area. Atty. John h. Williams Bennington Village corporation counsel and member of the unification committee suggested without elaborating that there might be some area for Compromise in the handling of zoning. The upshot of the meeting was that Williams and old Bennington trustee Hall w. Cushman were asked to meet together in an attempt to seek some such Compromise that would leave old Bennington voters with some retention of control Over their villages zoning restrictions. The unification committee and the old Bennington officials will meet again at a later Date to discuss Williams and Cushman a findings. The old Bennington officials present at the session included besides Cushman and or. Toolan trustees Danforth Geer Walter Lapham and Loyal r. Nash clerk mrs. Walter Lapham treasurer miss Caroline Darlington and presiding officer Hamilton l. Shields. Present for the unification committee besides Taylor Williams and Barber were h. James Wallace and mrs. Vail Farrell both representing old Bennington on the committee and George Horst and Clement p. Gilchrist. Unification committee representatives Are scheduled to meet tonight with Bennington Village trustees and thursday night with North Bennington trustees. Wednesday Only local Vermont fresh chickens quarters la. 39 69 breasts legs local fresh Chicken livers Chicken Chicken necks .8 giblets 29�?~ bananas Al a la. 10<�?.qoupen�?one per family granulated i sugar 5-44 a i Good Only v �d., Dee. 8, 1965i Salem a Supik Market

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