Bennington Banner Newspaper Archives Dec 23 1965, Page 5

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Bennington Banner (Newspaper) - December 23, 1965, Bennington, Vermont Bennington county families chs Saber do less moving report shows Christmas plays new York a just How restless Are residents of Bennington county How often do they move from one place to another How Many have been living at the same address for More than five years a recent study made by the . Census Bureau on the mobility of americans shows that nearly i person out of every 5 in the United states was living in a different House in 1964 than he had occupied in 1963. As for local families they Are less Likely to pull up their stakes and move than Are people in the rest of the country. This is shown in data contained in an earlier study based on data gathered in the last census. According to the figures some 8,899 Bennington county residents changed their addresses at least once in the preceding five year period. Included in this total were 5,700 who merely moved to new locations within the county and 3,199 who came from outside the county to make their Homes in the local area. Some on the other hand moved to other parts of the country. How Many is not known. What the Survey shows in essence is that 40 put of every too people in Bennington county were living in different houses than was the Case five years before. The ratio of movers 40 per cent was lower than that found generally in the United states the average being 47 per cent. In the new England states 41 per cent had made such shifts. What impels people to move from one place co another the current Survey shows that a number of social and economic factors Are behind it. The mobility rate was found to be highest among persons Between Ages 20 and 24, when Many Young people leave Home to get jobs get married and set up Homes of their own. Job opportunities As Well As the Lack of Job opportunities Are prime motivating factors. Families gravitate to areas where the employment situation is favourable. Highly Mobile also Are persons who become married divorced or widowed. The Survey reports in fact that nearly 20 per cent of All moves recorded were due to marriage or its dissolution. Two Sisters Are shot in Claremont Hospital Claremont . Up a a wealthy widow was in critical condition today after she and her sister were shot in a Hospital Here by an apparently disappointed suitor who later committed suicide. Mrs. Mamie Plummer 69, of Claremont was on the danger list at Mary Hitchcock Hospital Hanover where she was transferred after the assault wednesday in Claremont general Hospital. She had a Bullet wound in the head. Her sister mrs. Maggie Mcfadden 72, of Windsor vt., was in satisfactory condition at Claremont general. County atty. Charles v. Span of said Charles Johnson 77, a retired Dairy Farmer from Ascutney vt., burst into mrs. Plummer a first floor Hospital routes 2 and 7 Williamstown mass. Good cheer Good food visit the longhorn room Steak or roast beef with salad potato garlic bread $2.95 a a you la never have it a so Good for a so Little closed mondays now receiving Holiday party reservations j20 Elm Street furniture i no Apo ratio Bennington Vermont phone 442 Sill pre inventory Sau i prior to taking our physical inventory Jan. 1st we Are marking Down Many of our items in Stock for clearance. Done to miss this once a year inventory Sale Sale ends dec. 31st room and shot the women. Mrs. Mcfadden was visiting her sister at the time. Johnson shot himself and when Hospital officials reached the room was lying mortally wounded on the floor a 22 Caliper pistol nearby. Spanos said Johnson once had lodged at mrs. Plummer a Home and had wanted to marry her. Recently however she broke off the relationship and asked him to leave. When mrs. Plummer entered the Hospital Spanos said mrs. Mcfadden asked that Johnson be prohibited from visiting her sister said Spanos. A the Mcfadden family was apparently aware of the fact that this Guy was some kind of screwball who might do something like this Quot he said. It was not ascertainable he said whether Johnson planned to shoot mrs. Mcfadden As Well As her sister or whether he acted on the Spur of the moment after finding them together. Johnson entered the Hospital without being seen and made his Way to mrs. Plummer a room unrecognized. Later authorities calculated he had been in the Hospital Only a few minutes before shooting the women. Spanos said mrs. Plummer had inherited a a sizeable sum of Money Quot which May have been responsible for Johnson s ardor. Eva sets Winter promotion Montpelier a the greater Vermont,.association again presents As Piaf of its Winter pro motion a a Willete Vermont Day program of the Montreal forum in Montreal on saturday Jan. 29. Highlighting the program is a game Between the Montreal canadians hockey team and the new York rangers. Clifton shuttle of Barre chairman of Vermont Day in Montreal stated that gov. And mrs. Philip Hoff and it. Gov. And mrs. John Daley will bring greetings from the state. Special awards and Vermont gifts will be presented by c. Douglas Cairns of Burlington president of Eva to the Montreal canadians. These presentations will be televised on the trans Canadian network and will also be broadcast into the states. Gifts to be presented will include a Vermont Marble top table from the Vermont Marble company a Granite top table from the Rock of Ages corporation Vermont wooden bowls from stowage inc. And Vermont hand made ties from Katherine Mosher of Woodstock. Shuttle also stated because of the demand last year for tickets to the game which were not available the forum management has saved a Block of tickets this year for vermonters. He stated that the Supply limited As it is should accommodate All vermonters who want to attend. Tickets Are available by writing the greater Vermont association p. O. Box 37, Montpelier. By Diane Mathers the senior class at chs will present a novel Christmas play on thursday at the annual Christmas Assembly. The pageant displaying the religious aspect of the holy Day will be directed in the form of a modern drama with the principals speaking informally to the audience. Scenes from the play will begin with the Annu Catlon theme and show various events leading to the nativity in Bethlehem. Directed by Frederick Torrisi chs student Council president the senior project will be narrated by Jonathan Dwyer. The part of Saint Joseph will be played by Joseph Russell and Joann Piscopo will portray Mary. In addition to a Large chorus comprised of members of the senior class certain students will share the major roles of the play. Charles Myers George Hoyt and Donald Labarge will portray the shepherds Walter Morrissey Denis Fraher and Patrick Kinney will play the parts of the three Kings and the Angels in the nativity scene will be played by Katie Toomey Eleanor Harvey and Joy Bisson. Folk songs with a Christmas theme will be led by Collette Sausville another member of the senior class. Students make wreaths Pennington Hanner thursday december 23, 1965-5 just Fokine around by Agnes Rockwood the legend o f the Brist in As Rose when Jesus was born in the Little town of Bethlehem there came Wise men from the East bearing gifts of Gold frankincense and myrrh. A Little shepherdess watching from afar wept because she had no gift to offer the Christ child. Where her tears fell to the ground there sprang up Flowers which she hastened to gather and bring to the infant. In adoration she Knelt at the crib so Jesus could see the Flowers and where his blessed Little hands touched the petals a delicate Pink appeared. And so a Flower that never bloomed before came into existence a the Christmas Rose. To this Day the Christmas Rose blooms More abundantly at Christmas time than at any other season. A of with All Good wishes for Christmas and throughout the new year. four plays although Christmas festivities at Bennington Catholic High school started three weeks ago with a Bible Vigil at the opening of the Advent season the major part of the celebrations will take place this week with the annual Christmas Assembly held at the last Day of school. On tuesday morning the students paused in the hectic Christmas season Pace to attend a commemorative mass held for father Spinelli c.s.c., deceased principal of the school. It was three months ago on that Day that Catholic High school lost its principal and Rev. Leo Gorman c.s.c., celebrant of the mass reminded the students that Christmas a time when families become closer should draw together the students of the school in prayers for father Spinelli. Many members of the chs alumni attended in a group and students presently at Catholic High participated in the procession and singing. The thursday morning Christmas Assembly will feature four plays on a seasonal theme each presented by one of the classes at chs. The Junior class will present an original play a the reluctant Santa Quot by Carol Paul a member of that class. Narrated by Timothy Powers the play will show a teen agers View of Christmas. Donald Humphreys Patricia Cha Loux George Stockman Susan Torrisi sue Kane and Jeni la Vigne will play the principal roles with other students in the class participating in minor parts. Another humorous play will be staged by the sophomores. A How the Grinch stole Christmas a will be narrated by Arlene Petras. Edward Dick Steven Berard and Kenny Stemp will introduce the three acts while John Fairley Scott Racicot Ricky Pinson Neault Marianna Paquin Mary Maroney and James Salvatore will play Lead roles. In addition to these four plays the Catholic High school band under the direction of Rev. Henry Bourgeois c.s.c., will play four Christmas songs and the chs glee club will sing seasonal numbers during the intermissions Between the plays. The Assembly will conclude with two Tableaux showing the True meaning of Christmas. The first a Christmas 3 will show Roseanne Tripp As Mary Peter Piscopo As Joseph j. Harrington As the Angel and Ricky Burgess As a Shepherd. The second tableau a Christmas 1965,�?T�?T will show a Midnight mass scene with Rev. Donald Whipple c.s.c., members of the faculty and student body participating. During these scenes the glee club will sing a the birthday of a King Quot and a the Christmas Irene Reed a chs freshman will sing a Solo a the humorous poem by Jean Sausville a humorous poem by Phyllis Mcgunley a How mrs. Santa Claus saved Christmas Quot is the freshman class presentation in the chs Christmas Assembly this year. Told from a child a Point of View this Story is written in various poetry styles and meters. Lisa Ruland will narrate the poem and in addition to a chorus divided into three groups of voice tones certain members of the freshman class will portray characters in the Story. Two cousins in the class Donald Shea and Sharon Shea will play the parts of Santa Claus and mrs. Santa Claus. Nancy rounds will portray the Groom and other groups of freshmen will portray children and elves. Directing the Fri tahitian class in its first dramatic venture is sister Carl Joseph s.s.j., class Moderator. Lighting staging make up and costuming committees for the play Are All composed of freshmen. The major sections of the play Are recited in choral groups. Appreciate talk Yule project weekend food buys by Timothy Powers in addition to their class play for the annual Christmas Assembly the Junior class of Bennington Catholic High school has sponsored another seasonal project the making of decorative Christmas wreaths. Under the direction of mrs. Katherine Toomey the Moderator the members of the Junior class have been working on this project for two weeks. The juniors got into the Christmas spirit and began their project with a trip to Pownal one sunday Early in december in search of Princess Pine and Pine boughs. There were obtained at the farm of Leon Boutin father of the Junior class president James Boutin. Many parents accompanied the students and their Moderator to Supply transportation and to help direct the work. On the following wednesday the juniors gathered in the chs cafeteria to assemble and decorate the wreaths under mrs. Toomey a guidance. Because of a Large number of orders for the decorations the students found it impossible to fill them All in one Day. Therefore on the following saturday the class Vic president Susan Torrisi directed the construction of More wreaths. The chs Junior class treasurer has reported the Sale of wreaths was very successful. The proceeds of this project will go toward further undertakings by this class. Power a a a a a a a demands increase Lincoln neb. When gov. Frank made an unexpected Small san Hills Grade school last up Morrison visit to a Community week. He figured to make a big impression on the students. He did no to know How big. Tuesday the governor received a note from one of the students a Little girl named Dorothy. She wrote a after you left we went to the Rutland a electric output of the Central Vermont Public service corporation including St. Lawrence deliveries for the week ending dec. 17, 1965 was 19,792,800 kilowatt hours which was 1,577,000 kilowatt hours or 8.66 per cent More than a year ago. Output for the year to Date was 855,762,082 kilowatt hours which represents an increase of 9.23 per cent in comparison with last year. On dec. 20, a new system Peak demand of 179,100 Kwh was established at 6 . This system electric Peak compares with the previous High electric demand of 160,300 Kwh established on dec. 21, also on monday in 1964. Jilt Ltd it o a it it it it Gill la Ltd a time for Christmas giving All first Quality the following guide to the nations food shopping buys for this weekend was prepared by the . Departments of agriculture and Interior for up. Washington up a weekend shoppers will find Good supplies of pre Holiday goodies. Most meats poultry and fish Are in Good Supply. Because of the demand prices Are edging upward a a careful shopper will have to look closely for bargains. Good buys in meats Are slim but rib steaks smoked hams broiler fryers and turkeys hold the line in moderate prices in most areas. In the vegetable department Broccoli cabbage carrots celery lettuce onions potatoes radishes Squash and Sweet potatoes Are in Good Supply. Fruits in Good Supply include apples bananas Grapefruit grapes Lemons oranges tangerines and cranberries. Pecans also Are in Good Supply and Are moderately priced. Canned red Salmon canned tuna and fish Sticks Are the National fish plentiful. I a Vamp a. I 4 la it a a p a a. A a a As f v a v Vrr in wa�v4a ii \ a Holiday greetings from Teddy Bear and Pine Crest boarding Kennel Bennington Vermont 447-7119 the party you save maybe your own bring in the Smirnoff Ami it Gnu Iii ing out the party no other liquor makes so Manx delicious drinks. A. 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