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Bennington Banner (Newspaper) - December 10, 1963, Bennington, Vermont 12-Bennington Banner tuesday december to 1963 seven Hurt in six vehicle crash on icy a death Valley legislators look at resource ideas a committee is formed thereby avoided colliding with the Rice vehicle. The Impact however pushed the rear of Rice s car under the front of the truck according to the police report. Jibblets car came to rest straddling the northbound Lane of the Highway. Since windows in Rice s car had been broken the Lerch infant was transferred to Jibblets s car where it was believed he would be warmer. Seconds later however a car driven by Gorman came skidding Down the Highway according to police struck Jibblets vehicle and shoved the front end under the truck s trailer. Two other cars police said Arlington a five cars and a trailer truck piled up monday night in a single Accident on the ice slicked a death Valley stretch of . 7 South of Arlington Village. Although seven persons were hospitalized All six vehicles extensively damaged and at least two totally demolished no one was seriously injured. Injured in the crash and reported in Good condition at put Nee photo on Page i. Nam memorial Hospital this morning was mrs. Betty Lou Lerch 20, of Cambridge ., who suffered a broken left Arm. Treated at the Hospital and released were Rodney l. Rice 25, of Shaftsbury who suffered Chest bruises Barbara Corman 28, of Barre bruises of the left knee Ralph w. Corman 33, of Barre bruises of the Chest left thigh and forehead Harold d. Backman 41, of North Calais Chest bruises and Joseph j. Jibblets 43, of Richmond Hill ., head cuts and bruises of the hip. Roy Lerch i of Cambridge was examined but suffered no injuries. The injured were taken to the Hospital by the Bennington Rescue squad. Those in need of first Aid were treated at the scene by squad members. Or. Arthur Paris of Shaftsbury treated them at the Hospital. The Accident occurred about 8 ., according to state police when Rice who w As driving Uphill in a southerly direction in front of a trailer truck saw another car skidding toward him out of control. Rice told police that he stopped completely before his car was struck by the other vehicle which was driven by Jibblets. On seeing what was about to to students after they graduate or occur the Driver of the truck drop 0ul area obituaries Samuel g. Young jr., 25, of driven by Backman and or. Rob Rutland drove the front of his Ert j. Haley 44, of Dorset also truck into the embankment on came skidding Down the Hill out the right sife of the Highway and 0f control. Backman s car hit the Corman vehicle according to the investigating officer and Haleys car piled into two of the wrecked vehicles. A seventh car was Able to come to a Stop three feet from the wreckage. Police said that the Jibblets and Corman cars were total wrecks. The others were extensively damaged. All traffic was routed around the Accident scene for about three hours while trucks disentangled the wreckage. State Highway Crews covered the treacherously Slippery Highway with Salt and Sand which police said they were in the process of doing at the time the Accident occurred. Montpelier apr two legislative committees meet in the state House today to get the first official look at proposals on natural resource s which gov. Hoff plans to make at the special session this Winter. Members of the conservation amp development committees of House and Senate begin consideration of the program with a proposal by it. Gov. Ralph a. Foote that they consider themselves a citizen study group not a legislative committee i f the presentation today Aims merely at fashioning generalized Hopes into legislation. Speaking in Burlington yesterday the Republican i e a d or said the constitutional separation o f Powers Between governor and legislature be violated in the committee hear High school guidance program outlined for parents at Pat parents of students who Are planning to further their education following High school graduation found last week s meeting of the Beni Pat of particular interest. The meeting s program dealt with the functions and services of the High school s guidance department. Stanley Faryniarz guidance director opened the discussion by listing the five major services of his department. These Are gathering information on the individual student imparting this information to the student counselling him and assisting him in his placement in a school or College. The guidance department also furnished follow up services James w. Williams James w. Williams 25, who died in Winston Salem no. Monday morning was a former resident of East Road Bennington. He was born aug. 7, 1938, son of Earl and Doris King Williams. His schooling had been received in Bennington. His last employment had been at Ben Mont. He had been fond of sports especially Hunting and fishing. Survivors Are his Mother mrs. Robert Blodgett and his Stepfather Robert Blodgett of Bennington his father Earl Williams of Adams mass. Three Brothers Harold Williams of North Bennington Earl Williams of Texas and William Blodgett of Bennington one sister mrs. Sandra Badger of Bennington his maternal Grandfather Edward King of Bennington his maternal grandmother mrs. Walter Hollister of Bennington his paternal grandmother mrs. Flora Alderman of Adams mass. Uncles aunts one Niece and two nephews. The funeral will be held at 2 Thursday at Mahar it amp son f funeral Home with the Rev. Melvin r. Mcgaughey first methodist Church pastor officiating. Entombment will be at Park Lawn Chapel and burial will be in Grandview cemetery North Bennington in the Spring. Friends May Call at the funeral Home tonight from 730 to 9 and wednesday from 3 to 5 When the family will be in attendance. Mrs. Ottie m. Re i Sterling A mrs. Of tie m. Rudd 75, of Sterling whose husband Floyd died less than two weeks ago died dec. 2 at the Home of her daughter at Manville Rural route. She was a daughter of the late King and Georgle Miller Phelps. 1962 Chevy n Nova convt., 6 cyl., Auto. Trans., loaded 1895 1959 Chevrolet Bel air 4 dr., v-8, Power Glide 1195 we Eddington inc. 239 main St. Bennington it. Her husband Floyd former Railroad station agent and Sterling postmaster who died nov. 20, was a brother of the late Maurice e. Rudd of Bennington. Miss Jane Rudd of Bennington a Niece attended mrs. Rudds funeral. Mrs. Rudd was a member of the fair Haven presbyterian Church and the ladies Aid society of the Church. She had served for 47 years Ascham Romanof Home service for the american red Cross in the town of Sterling. She was assistant postmaster at Sterling station from 1927 to 1938 and she owned and managed a convalescent Home at Sterling station from 1940 to 1949. Surviving Are a daughter mrs. Marian Curtis of Manville a sister mrs. Theodore Miller of Wolcott two Brothers King Phelps of Spanaway wash., and Crafton Phelps of Manlius several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at the Becker funeral Home in red Creek with burial in Sterling Center cemetery. The Rev. Raymond Ginther of the Sterling methodist Church officiated. Mrs. Earl Groff Johnstown. . A mrs. Earl Groff 63, of Johnstown who was the former Carrie Secoy and a resident of East Arlington for Many years died dec. I after a Long illness. She was a patient at Gloversville Hospital. Mrs. Groff whose husband died several years ago is survived by one brother Winfield Secoy of East Arlington a sister Mary Jesson of Manchester and a Foster daughter of Johnstown. The funeral was largely attended dec. 4. Relatives and friends from surrounding communities and groups from organizations were among the mourners. Relatives attending from the Bennington county area included her brother Winfield Secoy her nieces mrs. Robert Blair and mrs. Donald Fisher of East Arlington and her sister mrs. Jesson and Nephew Paul Secoy of Manchester. Mrs. Clarenc e Moon East Arlington a mrs. Clarence Moon 76, the former Mary Agues Mcdonald who was a native of Glastonbury died monday night at Putnam memorial Hospital in Bennington. She had been in frail health for several years. A daughter of Elihu and Agnes Mcdonald she was born feb. 23, 1887, and had spent most of her childhood in East Arlington. Her schooling had been received in that area. She had lived in Manchester and returned to East Arlington in 1927. She was married to or. Moon on May 20, 1932 in Salem ., and they have lived in this Community since that time. She was employed at Mack molding co. For several years. Survivors Are her husband two Sisters mrs. Effie Belisle of Youngstown Ohio and mrs. Bertha Hayden of East Arlington several nieces and nephews. Calling hours at Hanson Wal Bridge funeral Home in Arlington Are tonight from 7 to 9 and wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 The funeral will be held at 2 ., thursday in the Federated Church Here of which she was a member. The Rev. Granville Greenwald pastor will officiate. Burial will be in Evergreen cemetery Arlington. Pre College testing Faryniarz said is required because it helps compare graduates from schools with different types of curriculum. Such tests he said can predict with reasonable accuracy students Success in College. Test results provide one Way to select among the Many competing applicants for a particular school. The tests he noted Are generally easy to administer and score. Faryniarz went on to describe the various tests which students Are Apt to encounter noting the difference Between aptitude and achievement tests. He pointed out that in tests which Are used As an Aid or tool Are Only As Good As their interpretation and that there Are Many factors which affect such testing. Faryniarz went on to describe the principals underlying the winning of scholarships. It is essential he said that a student be outstanding in one particular Field and that he apply for the scholarship Well in Advance of when he will need it. Donors of scholarships he said generally establish these to be awarded on the basis of ability and Promise with the amount of the scholarship based on financial need. He outlined to parents what a student should do in each of his High school years of he Hopes to receive a scholarship. K ii Risili Clairv continued from Page i that in turn might mean Moscow would want to avoid dangerous cold War confrontations with the United states. The people have been Long plagued by shortages and irritated by Lack of Quality and Quantity in consumer goods. The soviet Union must buy Grain abroad today to counter disastrous shortages caused by farm failures. Popular opinion be taken into cons Micier a it a the party and govern the Public obviously is of slogans and promises. It will earn Khrushchev enmity from the comm chinese and from those in communist world in the must Tion ment. Tired Thi More nist the soviet Union As Well As abroad a who believe communist world Aims must come first. There is Strong evidence of unhappiness with the program in High places. Harvard pro irs for Prrry i or r \ Cambridge or. Perry g. E Lur i irs mass. Apr Miller 58, pro Fessor of american literature at Harvard University noted for his studies of the growth of ideas in american from Puritan times through the 19th Century died yesterday in his Leverett Hoe be study. An examining physician said death apparently was caused by a stroke. Miller who wrote biographies of Jonathan Edwards and Roger Williams and studies of Edgar Allen Poe Herman Melville and Henry David Thoreau was working on a Multi volume intellectual history of America at the time of his death. In a two volume study titled a the new England mind a a he had traced the development of ideas in Early America. Santa to in i half Ion of i Ira v a a do it Hank kiddy i arty the annual kiddies Christmas party of the Vermont Bank amp Trust co. Is set for dec. 20 with Santa arriving at the Bank at 3 15 ., it was announced today. More than 2,000 children from the area attended last year. For about 15 years the Bank has arranged this annual event. The party is for children through the fifth Grade in the Pownal Woodford North Bennington Shaftsbury Arlington Manchester and Bennington. It has been suggested that the smaller children be accompanied to the Bank Between 4 30 and 5 to avoid the crowd. Half a ton of Candy and a gift for every child will be distributed. Santa who will arrive by jeep escorted by local and state police will be near the Christmas tree which decorates the Bank lobby. I i c"1 i ii Miler at in usares 11 to at Hills Bennington Village trustees will meet tonight at 7 in the Village office to consider bids for installation of a new heating system in the Village garage on depot Street. The bids were to be publicly opened this afternoon at 3. Trustees advertised for the bids last month after the garages heating Plant failed. Specifications were drawn up by architect Richard b. Diamond of 505 main St. Hospital notes monday. December 9 admissions master Joseph Berard master Jeffrey Linton miss Mary Cole mrs. Lulu Beaton Leo Plante Bennington miss Anne Leeseman Hoosick Falls master Mark Doyle Arlington mrs. Mary Haas North Pownal. Discharges mrs. Rose Vallie Bennington mrs. Frances Whitman North Bennington. Births or. And mrs. A. Roberson Law of Arlington a daughter on dec. 9. Ings which Are to be held before the special session starts. Foote said it would be All right for committees to a be exposed to definite legislation but if the plan is to take some generalized Hopes for improvement of government of the governor and fashion them into legislation then it becomes important to identify the group by a d i of Ferent title a they should be a citizen study group of the governor not a duly appointed legislative Boff has told the commit tee members meeting today that he plans eight specific Bills in the area of natural resources. The committees will r e chive reports from Hoff s study panels on natural resources. Shaftsbury assessments now undergo scrutiny Shaftsbury a a proposed comprehensive review of this towns grand list moved a step closer to reality monday night As selectmen named the nucleus of a committee to look into the costs and procedures for carrying out the reappraisal. Named to the committee to work with the towns three listers Jason Daniels Charles Scarey and William Stufflebeam were local political leaders Tracy e. Kenyon jr., chairman of the Republican town committee and Bernard Mccarthy chairman of the democratic town committee and Thomas Hall or. A local real estate broker. The six were authorized to enlarge their committee if they Felt it desirable. Formation of the committee is the result of a directive to selectmen made by some go town residents at a meeting a week ago at which the towns property assessment problems were explored. The across the Board reappraisal was viewed As necessary to Clear up inequities which exist among current assessments of various properties a situation which in the View of some residents has reached something of a crisis. Present at the exploratory Rural schools report need of special teachers for guidance Reading speech George Sleeman of the High school faculty said that Bennington High school is accredited and is a member in Good standing of the new England association of colleges and High schools. He said High school Counselor continuously face the double task of helping students with their Choice of College and with their Choice of a specific Field of study. Each student he said should seek the advice of his guidance Counselor teachers and parents in giving careful consideration Over a period of time to plans for More education. Kenneth Porter also a teacher at the school listed various reference materials available at the guidance office. He noted that there Are Many resource people at the school and in the Community who can give helpful information to students about different colleges and specific training requirements for different occupations. He urged parents to consult with guidance Counselor about these various sources of information. The formal meeting was followed by a general question period and informal Small group did cuss on. County no i Huntr member for Long service the annual Christmas dinner party of the Bennington county registered nurses association was held recently at the it. Anthony country club. Mrs. Smith Williams was Given life membership in the association in recognition of her contributions to the nursing profession. Miss Katherine Cahoon herself a life member made the presentation. Mrs. Helen Nolfo and miss Annette Belisle related some of the history of mrs. Williams professional career. A smorgasbord was served. Christmas table decorations were made by mrs. Betty Giddings. Following the dinner Carol singing was enjoyed with mrs. Ruth Watkin presiding at the Organ. Mrs. Watkin also Sang a to holy later comedy skit was presented with the following taking part mrs. Hazel Macdonald mrs. Helen Nolfo mrs. Rachael Kinney and mrs. Jean Brewster. The program concluded with the unpacking of Santa a gift bag. Earlier mrs. Hazel Macdonald Secretary presented the president mrs. Josephine Puzzle with a Christmas Corsage from the members and mrs. Watkin with a gift in appreciation of her contribution to the program. Mrs. Puzzle extended thanks to mrs. Betty Davis and mrs. Betty Giddings who arranged the dinner and to mrs. Hazel Macdonald who was program chairman. Members of the Prudential committee of the greater Bennington schools inc. Agreed monday afternoon to consider the possibility of hiring a guidance Counselor a Reading specialist or a teacher qualified to help students Correct speech defects. Leon e. Wagner superintendent of the Bennington Southwest school District suggested that the Arlington and greater Bennington districts might hire a guidance Counselor Between them. The Arlington school Board he noted is already looking into the matter. A guidance Counselor Wagner said would Deal with children in elementary As Well As in Junior High and High school grades. A Counselor he suggested would help children who for various reasons Haven to adjusted satisfactorily to school who have ability but Arentt producing As Well As they should or who need other types of help that teachers can to give them. A Counselor serving the two districts would be responsible for a total of 1,000 students Wagner noted but would Deal primarily with children with special problems. And he added a Counselor for the two districts is better than none. The difficulty that some pupils have adjusting to school stems from difficulties in learning to read w. Philip Walker principal of Molly Stark school told the Board. Walker said he thinks a Reading specialist who can the Root of would be diagnose and get to Reading problems equally valuable. The Board also heard mrs. Lena Adams principal of Beech Street school say that a speech specialist who would regularly visit the districts two schools might help pupils overcome speech defects. A number of these pupils she noted Are taken to Rutland by their parents for special help. Committee chairman William . Smith said the District might be Able to find a single teacher trained to Correct both speech and Reading difficulties. The Board agreed to Check into the suggestions and make a decision later according to what they feel the District can afford. The Board also decided to investigate a possible solution to future space problems. Walker told school directors that on a recent of Quot Ord foundation trip to Chicago he had seen at one school trailer like classroom units that had been set up on Block foundations. Two such Ben illusion units he said could be joined to make a single classroom. The Cost of such a classroom Walker reported is $8,000, with a guaranteed resale Price to the manufacturer of $4,000 after five years. The use of such units Here committee clerk Stewart e. Allen noted would eliminate a transportation problem if classroom space outside the school building has to be found. Allen noted that the Board had been looking into the possibility of renting space if an overcrowding problem in the school buildings should arise. Walker told the Board that the anticipated enrolment in Molly Stark Junior High school next year is 193, an increase of 23 Over this year. By the 1965-1966 school year he predicted it might reach 200. Alit o briefs ill age school v i review trustees la ill lid a review of state Aid distribution for the 1962-63 school year is among items to be discussed wednesday night by trustees of the Bennington graded school District at their de eel it or meeting. According to the meeting Agenda trustees will compare estimated receipts under the proposed state Aid equalization formula. Although the 1963 Vermont legislature set up a new system to make the division of Aid among towns More equitable no new school Aid formula has been adopted. Such action is expected in the coming special session. Also on the school directors docket is a report on the Ford foundation project in which teachers Are travelling to various schools to study new kinds of curriculum. A request Tor special education for several resident pupils will lie acted upon and a letter from or. Clarence Chatto of the new England association of colleges and secondary schools approving continued membership of Beni in the association will be read. The Village school Board meeting starts at 7 In the Bennington elementary school. The altar Rosary society committee for the nursing Homes and shut ins Are reminded to bring their donations either wednesday or thursday at their convenience to the Home of mrs. Stella Bruneau of 125 Mccall St. All members Are invited to participate. Further information May be obtained by calling 442-5692. Circle i of the first methodist Church will meet at the Home of mrs. Paul Crane of North Bennington at 8 Wednesday. Local 806, United paper makers and paper workers will hold its Christmas party dec. 21 at it. Anthony country club. Members who wish to attend Are asked to Contact Gaylord Madison at 442-213 7 before dec. 15. The i idles of St. Anne will hold their regular business meeting at 8 Wednesday at sacred heart Parish Hall. All members Are asked to attend. Joseph a Colo of the United Counselor vice will give a talk Fol by a question and answer j. Refreshments will lie a car was slightly damaged in an Accident investigated monday night by Bennington Village police. Police said Donald g. Fauley of 129 Burgess Road was backing out of his driveway when the rear of his car struck the right door of a parked car owned by Burt Rockwood of 110 Prospect St. Hearing were state tax commissioner Charles t. Shea and his municipal tax consultant Lawrence w. Gauthier. According to these officials two avenues Are open to the town for carrying out the reappraisal. One would be to hire outside consultants to conduct the study. The other is to have Well qualified local residents carry it out with perhaps professional help on some of the More difficult property appraisals. Shea and Gauthier recommended the formation of the committee to explore these alternatives and at the same time to build Public support for the project. While it was not made part of their directive the residents at the meeting a week ago indicated their Hope that the committee would come up with some proposal for voters action at the town meeting in March. Foot r Vav o ii i <1 la a \ it top stall officials in political pals Burlington apr it. Gov. Ralph a. Foote has proposed that Vermont Law be changed to insure that the two top elected state officials a governor and lieutenant governor Are of the same political party. Foote told a service club audience yesterday that his experiences As Republican Lieutenan n t governor under d e in o c r a tic gov. Boff have convinced h i in of the need for the change. Foote proposed that the i a w be amended during the regular session of the legislature i n 1965. He said that when the two top elected officials differ i n politics they Lack a a work ing together background and there is political distrust Between them and among the people who elected them. A government has become a Complex enough business t o warrant Assurance that the top executives can have inter Reliance and a Strong Alliance a Foote said. Foote also called for a four year term for the governor a proposal made by several recent Vermont governors. Equalization team Lapi ing s lower per to served my Fly have 5 at Airport a rulers Ole party the Vermont flying Farmers with their families met at Bennington Airport lounge saturday for a Christmas dinner party. Thirty five attended including members from Burlington and Pawlet. A Brief business meeting set a tentative schedule of monthly meetings of the unit from april to dece tier next year. It was also brought to attention that the Vermont unit is assisting in the setup of a similar aggregation in new Hampshire. A Turkey dinner with All the trimmings was served with mrs. John Meerwarth and mrs. Edward Kyer of White Creek mrs. Paul Moseley of bus Kirkand mrs. Joel Whittemore of Bennington catering. A Christmas tree and distribution of gifts followed the dinner. ii Ith Stock a averages Dow Jones Bache amp co., Albany noon 30 industrials 760.731 65 20 railroads 174.08 39 15 utilities 137.1107 composite average 265.50 .50 sales 1,940.000 mrs. Eileen Carrier who plays the violin and Charles Thompson jr., Bassoon player will be playing in the second concert of the current season thursday in Montpelier with the Vermont philharmonic orchestra. The program will be a pre christinas offering. Jon Borowycz will conduct and assisting artists will be Martha Tortolano of Winooski Soprano and Roland Patzer of Burlington Tenor and Matthew Byskosz Bass baritone. Each member of the infant of Prague Council of Catholic nurses is to bring a donation of food Tor the Christmas Basket As the monthly meeting is held at 8 Wednesday at St. Columbanus rectory in Arlington. Keough Sbarber shop will let a closed tuesday and wednesday dec. It and 18. Will be open monday dec 23. Adv. Dec. To Harte theatre Bennington it. Phone 2-499q last time tonight eve. Shoes 6 30 amp 8 45 continued from Page i where these transactions appear to have taken place Between a willing seller and a willing buyer the Basic criterion by which fair Market value is measured the Sale Price is compared to the appraised value on the property actually Given by listers and in turn to the assessment levied on the property. They also estimate the Lair Market value of other properties which Haven to changed hands and again match these to the values Given the property by local listers. Out of the resulting figures the study teams come up with a corrected percentage which represents the actual ratio of a towns grand list assessments to its fair Market values. In some towns of course no correction May called for. Whatever the correction it is a a a paper one Only to be used Only in the application of the state Ald formula. It would not mean an actual adjustment in the ratio for local taxing purposes. According to Bennington i ister Francis j. Hogan the equalization study committee will sometime before june file their findings for Bennington with town clerk Mary Hodeck. Miss to deck is then to notify a fall interested parties who May then Appeal the findings ii they choose. Press Robaly according to Hogan a interested parties would primarily be the various school boards which rely on the Bennington grand list. Among those on the teams surveying Bennington has been Pownal town rep. James Lounsbury. His teammate is town rep. Alan Chalmers of Weston. The other team has been Lawrence Welchko of fair Haven and John Battles of West Rutland listers in their respective hometowns. The two teams have been working under the supervisor for the Bennington a Rutland counties District Arl Thompson of Rutland. The state has been divided into to such districts for purposes i the equalization study. Lounsbury told the Banner that Lennington is one of the last municipalities to be surveyed. Moose Oigt. I notes will be at 8 ii To will dec. The Anni party will children of children up tend. Meeting Ines Day. Nominating committee it at 7 Monday to Mot be held Moose to 12 v in riddles dec. 22 for members. Irs May at wednesday Only liver amp ii i Cov special Armour s Star baby beef save 20< la Gimmon of ipg the in Ello w Canary Sav t so livflt39< 2 ill 16< armours Star sliced save Bacon Crisp Green Calif. Lettuce i la. Jumbo h of. Granulated Coupon one per family sugar 5 64 ii it Good Only wed. Dec. 11 Salem s super Market

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