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Bennington Banner (Newspaper) - December 23, 1963, Bennington, Vermont 12-Bennington Banner monday december 2s, 1963 chs glee club presents ice Cream for All there was plenty to eat and drink for everybody at the traditional Christmas party sunday for families of Moose club members. Each child cot a present and a half Dollar. A and a barrel of Candy a David Yarosz a guest at the Moose club Christmas party sunday tells Santa what he Hopes to find under the tree wednesday morning. Robert Olin left leans Forward to listen while Francis Beta foreground takes notes so Santa won t forget what he is supposed to bring bark from the North pole. Vernon Hollister rear distributed half dollars. Area obituaries Fred b. Wright Pelham Manor . Apr Fred Donar Wright a University of Vermont trustee from 1950 to 1956 and retired Public relations director for the Western electric co., died yesterday. Wright was a Ulm graduate class of 1905. Earl Brownell Cambridge a the funeral of Earl Brownell 64, father of Augustine Brownell of North Bennington and Edward Brownell of Bennington was held today at the Garrett funeral Home Greenwich with the Rev. Clinton Carter pastor of the North Cambridge methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in Greenwich cemetery. Or. Brownell a retired meat Cutter died at Mary Mcclellan Hospital Friday. Survivors include three other sons William of Galway Francis of ill Lon and Walter of Ballston spa three daughters mrs. Donald Waters of Granville mrs. Philip Shaw of South Hartford and mrs. Carmel Northrup of Texas two Brothers. Romaine Harte theatre Bennington it. Phone 2-4990 tonight amp tues. Double feature ave. Shows 6 30 amp 8 13 Fie first full length Hootenanny musical Ever in t plus Thunder in Carolina Rory Calhoun a Connie Hines anyway it had its Back to the Wall already. A couple of afternoons they think will do the trick but it s a stand up Job. I even with the Snow outside and the afternoon Sun not half trying to warm a thing still the living room of miss Gilbert and a her sister mrs. Drury was full i of warmth of Christmas spirit j it was generated by the Friendly a Needles working while the ladies chatted of other quilts and of other Days. About the House signs of too. In the Kitchen toasted almonds Lay waiting to be boxed the whitest Maple sugar patties with Butternut decorations were brought out for inspection and Best of All Over a cup of Coffee mrs. Drury s Christmas cookies were sampled and a taste of miss Gilbert s Apple Candy was passed. Is this How heirlooms Are born staff photo Buckler retires from state police Montpelier a commissioner of Public safety William h. Baumann today announced the retirement pm saturday of it. Albert b. Christie commander of troop c Rutland after serving nearly 30 years As a state Law enforcement officer. It. Christie was appointed a motor vehicle inspector in May 1934. He was made a District inspector in 1941 in charge of the Bennington area and served in that capacity until june 1943 when he entered the . Navy. He returned to duty again in Bennington in november 1945. In 1947 Christie transferred to the Vermont state police and served As commander of the Bennington District and later the Rutland troop. In 1949 Christie was promoted to sergeant and in 1954 to lieutenant. Post office will take a breather Christmas Day . 25 and new year s Day Jan. I will be observed As Legal holidays at the Bennington Post office postmaster Stanley j. Pekalski announced this morning. On these holidays there will be no window service no City carriers or Rural carriers will make deliveries. Special delivery mall will be delivered promptly and mails will be received and dispatched according to Holiday schedule. On Christmas Day gift and perishable parcels will be delivered in the morning Pekalsky said. Ship fire of North Bennington and Harlan of Cambridge one sister mrs. Forrest Lyons of Cambridge and several grandchildren. Mrs. Grace a. Foley Pittsfield mass. A mrs. Grace a. Foley 78, of 25 Copley Terrace Mother of mrs. Frances e. Gibney of Bennington died saturday morning at Pittsfield general Hospital. A native of Adams she had spent most of her life in this City. She was a communicant of St. Joseph Church. Survivors besides her daughter in Bennington Are two other daughters mrs. Louise Sharkey of Pittsfield and miss g. Elizabeth Foley of Tucson Ariz. Three sons George l. Of Pittsfield John s. Of Lanesboro and Robert e. Of Stamford it. Two Sisters mrs. Helen Mcnaughton of Pittsfield and mrs. Louise Boyce of Bennington a brother Joseph c. Dooley of Pittsfield and to grandchildren including Patricia Gibney of Bennington. Funeral services were held this morning at the Meehan funeral Home followed by a requiem High mass in St. Joseph Church. Burial will be in St. Joseph cemetery. Dorset continued from Page i change by Force of size and continued from Page i been singing dancing and walking and on the deck when the fire erupted and forced them to scramble into lifeboats or plunge into the sea. The passengers left Southampton last thursday for a cruise to Madeira Teneriffe and the Canary islands in the Atlantic off Northwest Africa. Then shortly before Midnight came the first ominous wireless message telling of fire aboard. It was followed Early this morning by this final anguished message a sos from Lavonla. Last time. I cannot stay any More in the wireless Cabin. We Are leaving the ship. Please help the passenger list named four americans p. Placer of Margate England or. And mrs. I. Buchanan of Cowling England and miss e. Driscoll of St. Leonard s England. Agents said these addresses probably referred to the places where they signed up for the cruise. The liner s passenger capacity was More than 1,300 persons by Patricia Prandini chs Sabur in the hush of the darkened auditorium the pre Christmas effervescence of by highers was stilled and solemn fled As the glee club presented its Christmas program last Friday morning. After an introduction by Gary Boutin the group began to relate the Story of the incarnation from eternity to the birth of the child. Students spoke individually and in unison with the choral group providing fitting musical background. A in the beginning was the word and the word was with god Anc the word was god Quot Glenn Remington told the students using the words of St. John. Then god created heaven and Earth and Man and woman and placed them in the Garden. But Man failed his maker and sinned and was driven from Eden. But god did t forget his people a i will put enmity Between thee and the woman Quot he told the Serpent tempter Quot and Between her seed and your the group then Sang Quot of come Emmanuel Quot signifying Man s longing for his Saviour. The chosen people sprang up from the patriarch Abraham and for the jews life was not easy. Plagued by wars and slavery they remained the Only people believing in one god. A but the lord did not forget his and As hidden trumpeter Stephen White played Bach s Quot ave Maria Quot the glee club told of the annunciation to the Virgin Mary and of her acceptance of and submission to god s will a be hold the handmaid of the lord be it done unto me according to thy the Messiah was finally to arrive. In Honor of the Virgin Mother the group then chanted the Quot ave singing a Joy to the world Quot and Quot hark the Herald Angels sing Quot the chorus moved to the Back of the gym. The stage curtains opened revealing Rosanne Tripp As Mary kneeling in worship before the Manger. Quot silent night Quot appropriately demonstrated the mood of the night of the much awaited arrival. To the beckoning words of a to come Allye faithful Quot seven students approached the Manger bearing candles five dressed in choir Robes. A boy and a girl in Catholic High uniforms symbolized the adoration and love of by students for the new born King. Other Solo speakers were Thomas Lukken Michael Corcoran Janine Lyncourt Patricia Kane Lennora Vandale Gary Boulet and Fred Torrisi. Principal Rev. Vincent Splnel-11, Csc commented on the meaning of Christmas in our own lives. Quot we have a right to expect gifts on our birthday Quot father said. Quot a birthday is coming the birthday of All he suggested that on Christ s birthday we offer the Quot gift of presenting yourself at the banquet table on Christmas Day or Christmas eve to receive the body and blood of our lord and Saviour Jesus student Council president Joseph Deery offered Holiday wishes from the student body to the faculty. Bennington briefs Cadet Keith l. Watkin son of or. And mrs. Keith e. Wat Kin of West Road Bennington has been promoted to Cadet airman third class in the air Force Reserve officer training corps at Syracuse University. He is a freshman in the College of Liberal arts. Persons who made contributions to the Bennington Rescue squad during the squad s recent fund drive but have not yet picked up copies of the special edition of the Albany times Union that describes the squad s history and activities May do so now at the Tri Mont Texaco station on South Street. Stores in downtown Bennington will remain open until 9 . Tonight and until 5 30 . Tuesday. Bennington fire department officials today were questioning a youth believed to have rung in a false alarm this morning at Box 6 on ii a. Cut. The Bennington fire department sunday morning quickly squelched a Small Blaze starting under a porch at the Home of or. Donald Humphreys of 212 Silver St. Papers under the porch were touched off by an a citric Heater used to warm a fuel Oil Supply line. Hers Home in february. The stuffed dog was awarded to mrs. Mceckron. A baked Ham supper was served by chairman Jacqueline Hall and Margaret knights and c Hirst Mas recordings were enjoyed with exchanging of gifts. The next meeting will be Jan. 16 in the schoolhouse at 7 30 . The annual meeting of Bennington Catholic High school association will be held Friday . 27, at 7 . At chs auditorium. All members Are urged to attend. There will be another meeting of Bennington Industrial league at 7 tonight at the Myca. All team representatives with their team rosters should attend and anyone else who is interested. Physicians Laboratory will by closed . 26 and 27. Adv. Dec. 23 Bennington club deluxe Christmas snacks tuesday 2 to 6. Members and invited guests. Adv. Dec. 23 funeral mrs. Harry Wentworth Bennington free Library will be closed tuesday and wednesday and will be open again on thursday. Funeral services for mrs. Harry Isabelle Wentworth 72, who died wednesday night at Putnam memorial Hospital were held saturday afternoon at Mahar amp son funeral Home with the Rev. Melvin r. Mcgaughey first methodist Church pastor Paul b. Leake son of or. And officiating. Mrs. Richard b. Leake Iii Transfer was made to Park of Woodford Road and John t. Lawn Chapel and burial will be Wall son of or. And mrs. Barry in Chapel cemetery in the Spring. A. Wall of Manchester have been bearers were John Kimball placed on the Honor Roll for High Mortimer Townsend Albert 10,000 vermonters out of work 6.3% of work force6-year High academic work during the first term at Darrow school new Lebanon . Midnight mass St. Joseph College news the College closed at noon . 20 for the vacation period and will reopen Jan. 7. The last Assembly of the year took the form of a Christmas program with All students participating. Part i featured special numbers including Solo singing instrumental playing and recitations. Performers who entertained Fred Phillips Ivan Atwood James bevels Michael Powers Maureen Simons Patricia Troumpe John Weyers and the girls of the senior class As a group. Also Martin Mccue David Bartholomew Dennis Jones Judy Paro Georgia Button Dawn Harrington Kathleen Hart Beverly begin and the freshman class chorus. Part la of the program entered around the birth of Christ. All students participated. Soloists a Stock averages Dow Jones Bache so co., Albany noon 30 industrials 20 railroads 15 utilities composite average 759.36 a 2.52 176.88 a .47 138.58 a .02 266.80�? .68 sales 2,000,000 Peterson Wendell Carey Raymond Howard and Vaughn Palmer. Friends and relatives were in the ladles auxiliary to Green attendance from the surrounding Mountain Pup tent no. 2, Mill area tary order of the Cootie held its december meeting and annual Christmas party thursday night s Church at old Bennington schoolhouse with president Nancy Hall presiding. Myrtle Bentley Harriet Mceckron and Ethel Bowen re i a 7� Cei Ved the obligation As new Mem Pevc Ber s. Tentative plans were discussed for the Cootie annual North Bennington High Hospital visitation Day to the sold mass will be celebrated at St. John the Baptist roman Catholic Church Here at Midnight Christmas eve. The pastor the Rev. Walter f. Miller will be celebrant. Masses on Christmas Day will be at 8, 9 and to . The musical program for Midnight mass is a the first Noel Quot choir a behold a Rose of Judah Quot duet by Pat and Betty Jean Riley a the Snow Lay on the ground Quot Solo by aria Crosier a in a Manger Quot duet by Bonnie flood and Madeline Gratton a silent night Quot Solo by Danny Fager a holiest night Quot choir a the Christ child Quot Solo by Shirley flood a shepherds in the Fields abiding Quot choir Kyrie Gloria a Squi tolls Pechata Mundl Quot Solo by Shirley flood. Credo offertory a adeste fideles Quot Solo by Richard Borden Sanctus Benedictus Lynda Riley Bonnie flood Madeline Gratton and Barbara Riley Agnus Del communion a to holy night Quot Solo by Shirley flood a it came upon the Midnight Clear Quot Solo by Danny Fager a Angels we have heard on High Quot choir. Members of the choir Are Lynda Ruey Shirley a flood Jenl la Algne Bonnie flood aria Crosier Betty Jean Ruey Barbara Riley Patricia Kelley Pat Ruey Mildred Pierce Dail Ruey Madeline Gratton Dale Cross Richard Borden Danny Fager. Organist is miss Louise Harris. Barbara Patterson Joyce Atwood Fred Phillips James Bevis and John Weyers. The fashion show recently sponsored by the senior girls was Well attended by an enthusiastic audience who were interested and pleased with the fashions in the presentation. They were shown through the Courtesy of Adams clothes shop Suzanne a bridal shop children a Bazaar Drysdale a . Michols fashion fair Sno show get town shop and Vogue and Val Ltd. Mrs. Jean Wassick was commentator. The models were misses Joyce Atwood Marlyn Bostwick Sandra Daniels Jean Hahn Suzanne Jones ju1 Morrison mar Barbara Ouhl Barbara Patterson Doris Perkins Sandra Powell Mary a11 be Scott Maureen Simon Maryanne Thayer Patricia Troumpe and Donna White. Musical background was furnished by Noveck Shultz inc. The microphone units used for the first time in the auditorium were presented As a gift to the College by mrs. Isabelle Mac Gangler of Brattleboro. To All its Good friends the College extends Best Houlday greetings. Montpelier a unemployment in Vermont reflecting both seasonal and non seasonal factors climbed last month to a six year november High the department of employment Security reported today. Altogether nearly 10,000 vermonters were estimated to be out of work. The rate of unemployment came to 6.3 per cent Al the work Force compared with 5.1 per cent a month earlier and 5.4 per cent in november of 1962. Commenting on the upward trend of joblessness in the state Stella b. Hackel employment Security commissioner indicated that the department is doing everything it can to combat the Adverse effects. Quot our operations have been reorganized and expanded to enable the Agency to play a More positive role than it formerly did in the face of an apparently growing problem Quot she said. A employment service and unemployment insurance staffs have been completely separated in All our local offices to improve Job finding efforts and Render the most effective service possible within budget a we have also taken maximum advantage of Federal funds to develop manpower training courses Quot the commissioner pointed out. A designed to help jobless workers adjust themselves to the rapid changes taking place in the labor Market More than a dozen such training projects have been organized in the state under the manpower development and training comprising 26 separate courses these projects Are expected to train some 400 men and women in 14 different occupations for which a definite demand for workers was established. Four of the courses have been completed five Are now under Way. And the rest Are in various stages of planning. So far around $700,000 has been committed for Vermont s Meta program. Costs All met by the Federal government include instruction and equipment expenses As Well As subsistence and training allowances paid to trainees who Are household Heads and meet certain other requirements. Mrs. Hackel also explained that the Des plays an important part in certifying areas in the state for Federal assistance under area redevelopment accelerated Public works and other Job building programs. For these purposes it classifies localities on the basis of their unemployment rates some of which run Well above the statewide rate. Employment unemployment and work Force estimates Are compiled monthly by the department on the basis of elaborate so tical procedures developed by the . Department of labor. Since the data have been worked up Only As far Back As 1958, reliable comparisons cannot be made with the series available for prior years. Only statewide figures Are currently released but the department i it working on separate to Auto accidents reported in Village county two cars were damaged Sun Day afternoon in a collision by Vest gated by Bennington Village Pollee at the intersection of West main and depot streets. The Accident occurred Pollee reported when a car driven by Deborah a. Smith of 255 Union St. Started East on main Street after a Light for which it had stopped changed to Green. In the Middle of the intersection according to the report the Smith car collided with a car driven by Albert v. Gustl of Pittsfield mass. Lusti who was travelling East on depot Street told Pollee he could not see that the Light had changed because Bright sunlight was shining directly toward the Light. He admitted to police that he had gone through the Light. In an Accident investigated by Village police Friday afternoon cars driven by Richard Lap Flam me and Gregory j. Coyne were damaged after they collided at the Junction of Union and main streets. Laflamme had stopped at the Stop sign on Union Street and had started across main to pleasant Street police said when his car collided with the Coyne vehicle. Coyne was driving East on main Street. A Londonderry youth suffered a bruised lip saturday when a car he was driving left Vermont la in Peru went into a ditch and struck a Culvert. The youth Norman Ameden 17, was travelling East at the time according to the state Pollee investigating officer. The car was extensively damaged. Early saturday afternoon a car driven by Bernard m. Harris 37, of Arlington and a tank True driven by Raymond j. Senecal 22, of Manchester depot collided head on on roaring Branch Road in Arlington according to state police. The two vehicles police said met on a Sharp curve. The front end of Harris car was extensively damaged according to the report. The truck had Only minor damage. Cal series for each of its la areas. According to present plans these local figures Are to become ready for monthly release Early next year. The estimates for november indicated a growth since 1958 of 5,000 in the size of Vermont s work Force a from somewhat less than 149,000 to More than 153,000 this year. The latter figure represented 9,700 unemployed plus employment which was put at close to 144, too. November s Job total showed a downward swing of4,400 from october while unemployment moved up by 1,800. Department analysts called the latter figure not far from what can be regarded As a Normal Quot for the time of year. The reason Why the Job less rate is so High they feel lies mainly in the steady shrinkage that has taken place in the last year or so in the number of factory jobs. Unemployment rates Are regarded As better Quot barometers Quot than just the number out of work it was emphasized since they take into account the size of the work Force which shows marked upward and downward swings at different times every year. Over the six years 1959 produced the highest employment and lowest unemployment figures for november. Although the number of jobs in the state last month came close to that year s High Mark both the volume and rate of unemployment were higher by about 50 per cent. Aiken to address electric Coop group Washington . A plans for the development of natural resources throughout the Eastern United states will be discussed Here Jan. 7 and 8 at the first annual meeting of the Northeast resource development association. Scheduled to speak at the sessions Are . Senators Edmund Muskie of Maine George Aiken of Vermont and Ernest Gruening of Alaska. Also scheduled to address the group Are Lee White special assistant to the president for natural resources and Clyde t. Ellis general manager of the National Rural electric cooperative association. Representatives of the departments of labor Commerce agriculture Interior and health education and welfare have been invited to participate. The Rural electrification administration and the army corps of engineers also have been asked to Send representatives to the sessions resource projects throughout the area from North Carolina to Maine will be discussed in the two Day meeting. Included will be discussions of the Passamaquoddy project in Maine the plans for development of the Susquehanna and the Potomac River basins and projects being proposed for development of the appalachian Region. The Northeast resource development association is compared of 80 Rural electric cooperatives in Virginia Maryland Pennsylvania North Carolina Maine new York new Hampshire new Jersey Delaware and Vermont. The coops have a total membership of More than a half million Consumers. Hospital notes Friday december 20 admissions miss Lorraine Benkoski Hoosick Falls Clifford Davis Sears Burg miss Barbara Bovey Manchester depot. Discharges Barbara k. Johnson miss Ann Harris mrs. Patricia Rivers and daughter mrs. Sarah Frazier mrs. Alma Cole Chester Hickok Bennington. Horace e. Dodge Auto heir Dies Detroit apr the Playboy heir to a Multi million Dollar Dodge Brothers Auto fortunes Jones East Arlington births or. And mrs. Floyd Amidon or. Of Petersburg a daughter . 20. Or. And mrs. Clarence Hurley of North Pownal a daughter . 20. Or. And mrs. Marvin Loveland of . 2, a son . 20. Or. And mrs. Leonard Wood of East Arlington a son . 22. Saturday. December 21 admissions master Jonathan Burns Hoosick Falls mrs. Georgianna Weber Buskirk. Discharges mrs. Mildred Hoyt Harry Knapp Bennington mrs. Cath Leen Parker Eagle Bridge . Mrs. Marion Rockwell and daughter North Bennington Deforest Horace e. Dodge sunday night. He was 63. The one time sportsman and boat racing enthusiast died of a reported heart ailment at Jennings Hospital in Detroit. He was said to have entered the Hospital earlier for a checkup on his failing health. Dodge or. Was heir to an estate of $57 million that has been administered by his Mother mrs. Horace Elgin Dodge sr., 93. Mrs. Dodge or. Inherited her husbands portion of More than $146 million for the Sale of the Dodge Brothers motor car co. In 1924 to a firm which sold it to the Chrysler corp. The son had been living in a 20-room mansion in fashionable Grosse Pointe farms next door to his Mother s 127-room Mai it Sion. Survivors beside his Mother include his estranged fifth wife former showgirl Gregg Sherwood. The Dodge Brothers co. Was founded in 1914 by his father and Uncle John Francis Dodge. The Brothers had amassed an Early bulk of their Fortune with an interest in Henry Ford s Auto making concern for which they built engines. They sold their portion to Ford for $70 million and then built the Independent Dodge Brothers Empire. Both Brothers died in 1920. Sunday december 22 admissions none. Discharges mrs. Alberta Dorman and daughter Bennington mrs. Ida Snow and daughter North Bennington miss Christina Church master Jonathan Burns Hoosick Falls miss Barbara Bovey Manchester depot mrs. Marie Ida Bishop Pownal miss Minnie Askam East Dorset. Municipal court in a special arraignment in municipal court saturday Warren c. Greene 30, of Shaftsbury entered not guilty pleas to two charges of disturbing the peace. He was released on $2,000 bail. The state alleges that on . 19 in Bennington Greene beat struck and assaulted Barbara Sherman and Marlene Briggs. This morning judge George m. Ulenberg reduced the jail sentence of Harold w. Dewey 25, of Beech Street Extension from 30 to 18 Days. Dewey who was sentenced on . 6 to serve 30 Days in Bennington county jail was to be released today. Dewey had pleaded no contest . 6 to a charge of leaving the scene of an Accident. Reservations by . 24th ring Moose club new i Are Siv party por Mim bars and qualified guests amp Babcock s orchestra will furnish music from 8 . Charcoal Stimax i Nellt at �r3vpm 8.0qg�l.tl

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