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Bennington Banner Newspaper Archives Dec 20 1965, Page 5

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Bennington Banner (Newspaper) - December 20, 1965, Bennington, Vermont Salem mass. Is considering downtown shopping mall Boston a a a Salem needs renewal. And will get it a says mayor Francis s. Collins. A what the City needs is not renewal but rehabilitation a said Ernest s. Dodge director of the Peabody museum Salem mass. Urban renewal was first introduced in the United states housing act of 1937 As the rejuvenation of a City a environment. The term a Urban renewal was introduced in the housing act of 1954 when for the first time a portion of the total Federal appropriation could be used for nonresidential renewal. In its More recent context Urban renewal involves four major factors Congress the housing and Home finance Agency Hyfa local government and the Public. However it is irate citizens who have Given Urban renewal this evolution to revolution Tempo. In the december 1965, Issue of new englander Magazine published by the new England Council John Mclaughlin cites some of the juror that is taking place in Salem mass., Over that City a redevelopment plans. The above quotes illustrate the feeling of two citizens and the divergence of their views. They Are typical of the frustrations correspondent to change. Salem noted for its Witch burnings and the haunting characters of Hawthorne a novel first approached the project with considerable research on the historic and neighbourhood areas As Well As the Central business District and famous waterfront. This research was conducted by the Salem planning Board and the redevelopment authority. The planning services group of Cambridge mass., acted As consultants. The end result was a plan called the heritage Plaza East. Some buildings and streets would be removed and new ones built in such a Way that a most of the main business thoroughfare would be closed off to traffic and turned into an attractive shopping of the 32 buildings to remain some Are the historic old town Hall the Witch House and the Peabody museum. As Mclaughlin expressed in his article Many other noted buildings need sprucing up too a even school and you Sand soap and paint would wont the opposition has said a a there a too much bulldozing and tearing Down and too Little thought being Given to building or. Dodge of the Peabody museum in Salem says the whole matter is a extremely serious Anco dreadfully expensive. A however for the time being the controversy Over the feasibility of the alternatives the degree of Justice to All and of course the actual and estimated costs have brought the project to a temporary standstill. In that everyone seems to be working for a a what a Best for Salem a it is hoped that when All is said and done the citizens a will be bursting with civic Pride Over their buried cleaner and More Beautiful City a said Mclaughlin. Tvs influence on schoolchildren by George a. Sleeman acting superintendent Bennington South supervisory Union about 25 per cent of both elementary and High school pupils Sav that television presentations Atkins. Guild ads the pr600us gift of diamonds. Suggests Haas Tiei. What other gift has the timeless Beauty of a Diamond the gift and the giver arc sure to be cherished always. Our impressive Christmas collection abounds in Fine Diamond jewelry for men and women. Do let us show it to you. Of you have trouble choosing the right gift. Give a gift certificate. They will be sure to find the gift they really want in Christmas wonderland. A a a a f bo1 \ i of com a a a a a a a j. Pc a a a a jewellers amp silversmiths 409 main St. Bennington it. Have led them to read certain books according to a study of Tel viewing made by Paul witty of Northwestern University a school of education. Primary school children in the Survey cited a Lassie a a wizard of of a Auld a Robin Hood As to encouraged Reading Middle graders listed a Tom Sawyer a a Little women a and a treasure Island a and High school pupils mentioned a a tale of two cities a a my sister Eileen a and shakespearean plays. Or. Witty does no to find this picture necessarily Bright Many children May be Reading better books than they once did but they still do not read widely. And Many read less he says despite the ready availability of More and better books now than in the past. Compared with the time devoted to to that Given to voluntary Reading by the elementary and secondary pupils was Small a one hour a Day on the average compared with three hours for to. An article in a recent . Alumni news lists some revealing items from or. Witty a 1964 study of boys and girls in grades i through 12. He reports a children devote 20 hours or More a week to to with the Peak in Grade 5. A High school students spend about 12 hours a week in front of the to. A teachers weekly to average also is 12 hours. A parents average 21 hours a week watching to. A ninety nine per cent of the children have to sets in their Homes and about one third have Access to two or More sets. A parents and teachers constantly express concern about the Large numbers of programs children see that feature War violence horror and hate a says or. Witty. Frequently exposure to such programs they Point out May gradually lower children a sensitivity to humanitarian values and cause them to accept or condone violence As an almost Normal Way of life. Ironically primary and intermediate children list War combat and monsters among their top five suggestions for additional to programs. Critics repeatedly indicate or. Witty adds that the Large number of children a fantasy programs do not Foster sturdy growth and Many tend to keep the Young listeners on an intellectual plateau. He cites conflicting opinions on the relation Between Tel viewing and delinquency. Experiments in this area Are regrettably few and limited in design and he encourages More comprehensive research on this phase of the television Impact. The Northwestern educator concludes his report with the following suggestions a the Appeal of to is unmistakable. Evident too Are desirable and undesirable possible results from Tel viewing. The antidote to the undesirable features of to is the widespread adoption of a constructive program of guidance by parents and teachers. They should ascertain the extent and nature of children a Tel viewing habits and they should also ascertain the extent and nature of children a participation in other Leisure pursuits. A balanced programs including appropriate selections from the mass Media As Well As other worthy activities should then be encouraged. A a there Are occasional to presentations of Beauty and High Merit. It is the responsibility of both teachers and parents to make maximum use of such offerings. In addition they should try to Lead pupils to choose programs with greater discrimination. They should also encourage the production of a wide Range of suitable programs for children. And research workers should extend their studies in an Effort to ascertain How greater benefits can be realized from this universally appealing medium. Bennington Banner monday december 20, 1965-5 easy does it a congressman Robert t. Stafford r-vt., is lowered from a helicopter to the deck of the destroyer Dyess during his two weeks of naval Reserve Active duty. The congressman a Captain in the Reserve completed his training exercises last week. During this period he participated in amphibious training exercises in the Caribbean. . Navy photo Myca notes Christmas carols were Sung saturday afternoon at the Vermont soldiers Home the Putnam memorial Hospital and the Crescent Manor nursing Home by 31 girls of the Bennington area Myca activities group under the direction of Ann m. Kuhn. Those participating were Wanda Muckle Kathy Bushee Dale Gerity Betsey Smith Kim and Ann Harris Janice Prouty Jean and Kathy Peterson. Also Debbie Bently Kathy Grimm Patty Carpenter Jane go Carol Mould Pat Sallisky Nancy Eddington Eleanor Jones and Helen Jones. Also Tracey Ulrich Wanda and Pamela Robinson Cindy and Colleen Burgess Patty and Sharon Damon Diane Hoyt Julie Thurber Lynn Sherman Darlene Joslin Carolyn Chalaux and Susan Pello. Carolyn and Susan also helped to supervise the caroling group and the morning girls Bowling and gym program. Mrs. Charles Ulrich volunteered her time and car to help transport the girls to the Hospital the nursing Home and soldiers Home. The girls will again meet at the Myca at 7 . Wednesday to go caroling at the Grandview and Sourdiffe nursing Homes. High Bowler in the girls senior division last saturday was Lynn Sherman who garnered a 71. Tops in the Junior circuit was Patty carpenters 54. The girls Christmas party a go go was a Success last Friday night. Ann Kuhn and mrs. Eugene Damon were the chaperones. The weekly dance and saturday girls Phi Mimi Moron pm program will not be held again until Jan. 7 and 8. There will be special programs during the next two weeks under the direction of Ann m. Kuhn both at the y building and out in the Countryside so watch the Banner and listen to Watn for the announcements. Curiosity a Reward Morgan Hill Calif. Up five year old Carlos Jiminez lighted a Candle crept into his parents closet and climbed onto a chair to look for Christmas packages on a shelf. He found them but his Triumph was Short lived. Carlos dropped the Candle onto some clothes and the whole closet packages and All went up in flames he was not injured. Or run it warm Vurr or tit to mar Rorr n we Christmas tradition the Pendleton family for mom suits Coats dresses sweaters for miss suits Coats jumpers sweaters for dad sport jackets Slacks shirts car Robes for lad sport Coats Slacks sport shirts Bath roses authentic Pendleton. For Wear throughout the year Adams dollies shop a shoes a

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