Bennington Banner Newspaper Archives Dec 27 1965, Page 5

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Bennington Banner (Newspaper) - December 27, 1965, Bennington, Vermont 1965 developments listed in Vermont education Montpelier a the Vermont education association today pointed to to educational developments during 1965 which have already affected the states educational system or whose influence will be strongly Felt during 1966. 1. Spurred by proposals for comprehensive school districts voluntary school study groups sprouted All Over the state and 6 Union school districts were officially organized. The largest of these was District 22 including la towns from Jay to Brighton in a 7-12 Union High school District. Momentum was developing for Union elementary districts or k-12 districts As Well As the More common Union High school districts. 2. Passage of a new teachers minimum salary Law effective july i 1966, caused widespread study of existing salary schedules and major changes in most. Local school boards struggled to remain competitive in the search for More and better trained teaching staffs. The free textbook and the free tuition legislation effective in 1966, Are also raising local school budgets. 3. Enactment of the Federal elementary and secondary education act and the expansion of the National defense education act posed planning problems for superintendents school boards and staffs not used to having unexpected funds to spend. While Federal Money from these sources wont begin to flow until Early 1966, the planning is Well under Way and should result in beefed up school pro Grams across the state. 4. The retirement of Long time education commissioner a. John Holden or. And the appointment of or. Richard Gibboney to the Post signalled the end of one Era and the beginning of another. The new commissioner an activist and a specialist in educational research and development brings an infusion of new and different ideas to the states top leadership spot. 5. A head Start and youth Opportunity programs sponsored under the economic Opportunity act were for the most part successful and underlined the need for increased preschool education of All children. Questioned however was the desirability of Federal education programs outside the Normal school channels. 6. The changing nature of the Vermont teaching Force became More evident As More older teachers retired and the number of beginning teachers spurted upward. An additional too teaching positions were filled a total suggested for coronary Are Washington up a More than 45,000 lives probably could be saved yearly if there were enough Well staffed coronary care units throughout the nation according to a los Angeles heart specialist. Or. Eliot Corday said tuesday that a federally aided National training program would a save As Many lives each year As were lost in the first half of the korean destined to expand As Federal Esea programs became operative Early in 1966. 7. The state increased its Aid to local school districts even As they were increasing local tax efforts. But state Aid reached Only 55 per cent of formula requirements leading at years end to a Call for More state Aid during the special legislative session to help fund legislative directives. 8. Vermont school administrators already badly overworked were swamped with details brought about by the increased numbers of school study groups increased building programs and the greatly expanded Federal programs requiring endless planning and paper work. At least three of the 56 superintendents suffered Coron Aries and several others resigned in the face of almost impossible work demands. 9. Disturbed by the regulations accompanying Federal educational trends and resulting implications in determining educational policy sentiment was rapidly developing in support of an educational compact among the states to counterbalance the Federal thrust. 10. Quietly and without much publicity or even recognition Vermont s 3800 Public school teachers continued the Day to Day classroom tasks doing better work than Ever before. Better trained and More knowledgeable with each passing year involved with widespread curriculum changes and new teaching techniques they remain the Backbone of a rapidly improving school system. Bennington Banner monday december 27, 1965-5 berliners react to shooting incident prizewinners a first prize of $10 in the forestry essay contest in the Bennington Southwest supervisory District was won by seventh grader at Molly Stark school a Elise Bloustein left. Second prize of $5 went to her classmate Duncan Keir Center and third prize of $2 to James Wickenden from North Bennington school also a seventh grader shown at right receiving his prize from David Barton Bennington county forester who made the presentation to the winners last week. Elise a essay is now to be sent to the state contest. A better 1966 is predicted by business researcher Boston a new England a economic activity in 1966 will surpass 1965 records according to new England telephones director of business research. A was the end of a very prosperous year approaches All indicators Point toward 1965 As one which holds Many economic activity records for our five state Region. A state by state measurement by measurement we look Forward to these records being surpassed in the upcoming activity in 1966.�?� the five state area served by new England Telephone is Massachusetts Maine new Hampshire Vermont and Rhode Island. A mixed activity in the com in a ponets of our company areas Index resulted in a slight Rise in october the company a economists report. This is the fifth consecutive month in the current climb of the he to Ltd out that help wanted advertising a an indicator of the hiring demand for labor a continued i the Rise throughout new England. Seasonally adjusted demand deposits a the amount of Money in checking accounts a registered pluses in each state. Current monthly department store sales registered percentage gains from october one year ago in All five states ranging from 2 per cent in Rhode Island to 17 per cent in Vermont. Fringe benefits fringe benefits Range from 18.6 to 48.1 per cent of salaries. Berlin up a a wave of protest and indignation swept through this divided City today Over the fatal shooting by East German guards of two German men fleeing to Freedom through the Berlin Wall. A third companion was wounded and an East German girl captured when the men attempted to crash their car sunday into the fortifications at the Heinrich Aheine Strasse crossing. A no nation can put up with this a said the mass circulation Bild Zeitung today in an editorial. The tabloid compared the soviet controlled Eastern zone to a nazi concentration Camp. During the night a Small group of West Berlin youths demonstrated at the checkpoint where the incident occurred. They carried a Banner Reading a How Long will we put up with the West German Driver of the car carrying the three East germans to the West bled to death about 30 feet from a lighted Christmas tree set up by the communists to show their Holiday spirit. A second Man fell wounded from the car and Lay on the Street giving no sign of life and was believed dead. The american British and French commandants denounced the shooting As a Wanton they said it was All the More shocking because it took place Over the Christmas holidays. A it is time this senseless killing cease a said the Allied commandants in a statement drawn up by the United states. The incident also placed a Damper on the Joy Over Holiday reunions of families split by the Wall. But the communists today defended their action blaming the West for instigating the attempted crossing and warning that a a provocateurs will meet a similar Fate. Communist guards opened fire with about 50 rounds of Tommy gun fire from a watchtower As Heinz Schoene Berger a 27-year-old West German raced his automobile through the checkpoint towards an opening in the Wall. The car crashed into a pole set across the opening. Schoeneberge though fatally wounded staggered 15 feet into West Berlin and collapsed bleeding profusely from a wound in his Throat. He bled to death a few minutes later under a sign that read a now you Are entering the american a crowd of about 80 West berliners shouted a a murderers at Eastern soldiers and taunted Western police for not going into action. The incident however did not Stop traffic through the Wall today. By monday morning about 10,000 West berliners entered East Berlin with passes issued by the communists so they could visit relatives. Language Grant new York up a the Ford foundation thursday granted $3 million to the Center for applied linguistics in Washington d.c., for a five year program to improve teaching of English As a second language in foreign countries. Gents known for values i Stock 20 % you la plenty monday tuesday wednesday Only open till 9p.m. Every night except sat. Park and shop with ease open till 9 . Every night except Sot. Closed dec. 31 at 6 . take months or up to use your credit years to pay . Grant co 210 North Bennington Road Bennington Vermont

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