Bennington Banner Newspaper Archives Feb 3 1966, Page 8

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Bennington Banner (Newspaper) - February 3, 1966, Bennington, Vermont Dressed up in new Quarter Manchester fire i department Manchester smok eaters applied spit and polish sunday before posing for a group portrait in their new firehouse on it. 11-30 at Manchester depot. Then they were hosts at an open House to give the Public an Opportunity to View the new facility. From left front Row members of the Manchester fire department Are Lawrence Grant Claude Casey capt. Joseph Harrington capt. Bernice Wilcox Lyman Gemmell George Heaslip Karl Kil Burn fire policemen Wesley Jordan and Dudley Griffis and capt. Clarence Pete Comar. Second Row from left George Thuren Alexander Bell capt. Howard Dailey Robert Jordan Carroll Knight Douglas Shaw Robert Kent Richard Rockwell capt. Joseph Markey. Back Row from left Roger Hurley Philip Kel Leher second assistant chief Christopher Swezey chief Lynford w. Bourn first assistant chief Howard b. Ambrose Theodore Hopkins and Charles Hosley. Ringheiser Tri Valley committee hears reports presentation for Public planned by Crft Ringheiser Manchester a the Tri Valley regional school steering committee heard and agreed on the essentials at three of four reports on school conditions in the Tri Valley area at a meeting at the elementary school Here wednesday night. Meats Quot prime ribs our specially Quot us a top Choice full Cut top and Bottom round roast parking and Entrance in rear of store the reports Are to be the basis for publications which will explain the need to the Public for formation of a Union school District in the area before a vote on the Issue takes place at special town meetings at a still undetermined Date. Reports submitted were on enrolment by mrs. Berry Wall and supt. Neil e. Cross curriculum by mrs. Gerald Raftery of Sunderland and physical Plant and location by John m. Moore of Arlington. The report of the finance committee was not presented. In the absence of the committees chairman Carleton g. Howe finance committee member Leon Edgerton of Dorset said his committee had not met because the three other reports on which any fiscal estimate of the Cost for the construction of regional school facilities would depend were not available in time. Eugene v. Kayatta of Manchester added however that Howe had informed him that some figures were available and presumably these would be forwarded for inclusion with the rest of the reports. The enrolment report showed school population in 1965 in the Tri Valley area was 1,075 in grades 7-12. Nominal student population for a regional High school is 1,000. Mrs. Wall cautioned that the figures could not be absolutely accurate because of indeterminable factors of dropouts and increasing area population. Projections of school population in the area which included the towns of Arlington Danby Dorset Manchester it. Tabor Pawlet Peru Rupert Sandgate february clearance in Quot it \ my i my a a 336.00 2 pc. Modern living room now i h includes 89�?� Soto Ond choir. 219 299.00 2 pc. Sectional living room foam cushions Nylon cover. Set now 169 Vej reclining chairs now All Vinyl upholstered. 68 Reg. 117.00 Odd living room h a its uphold Ster Ted in Fine fabric Reg. Our Best 3 pc. Maple 289 50 living room group now 259 Sunderland and Wells showed that by 1971 there will be 1,146 children who could attend a regional Union High school. Again mrs. Wall said the figures were simple projections of present school population trends and did not reflect a consideration of dropouts and population increases. Co chairman Kayatta suggested a study of dropouts trends in each town be included in the report. Cross said he would Supply these figures by updating an in depth study of the dropout problem made by his predecessor supt. Robert Vail. Cross said Normal dropout rates for regional schools Are about to per cent. Mrs. Wall added that her studies showed rates exceeding 30 per cent in some of the school records she studied. The curriculum report was accepted in principle but another meeting was scheduled with the committee comprised of John Eckhardt a mathematics teacher at Burr and Burton Seminary the Rev. Robert l. Clayton Rector of the Zion episcopal Church Here and mrs. Raftery to Iron out what were often heated differences in the Way the curriculum program should be presented. In essence the curriculum report provided for a full College preparatory program with honors course provision for advanced students. The vocational education portion suggested courses in commercial foods Power mechanics and machine repairs Home economics Home nursing and infant care sewing As Well As selected business courses among others. The committee agreed with a statement by Cross that vocational education is the Keystone of the curriculum problem. About 30 per cent of area students take College preparatory work the remainder Cross said Are offered Little in the Way of special courses. Eckhardt said he thought the proposal too Long and unspecific to convince the voter of the curriculum s value. He suggested some kind of a one Page presentation which he said would be More effective. Father Clayton disagreed with the whole idea of making specific recommendations because a we really Don t know what a vocational education program there is he said Quot a question of relevancy. This is very much an open ended a a cwt u it. Known for Satuss open Pillow cases it pair size 42 x 36 b. H. 100% Cotton Hoosick Falls native follows path to Success As hotel executive the committee should get some kind of a Pioneer permission from the Public Quot to determine with members of the Community just what the vocational needs and problems Are father Clayton added. Mrs. Raftery said it is apparent that the Valley is a resort tourist and land development area. The needs she implied Are obvious without study. Eckhardt earlier had said he favored a program tailored for the area. The three will meet with mrs. Emily Johnson Public relations director for the Southern Vermont Art Center who is preparing the material for the committee. A report on physical Plant and location that provides for school facilities to if Taise a total of 1,400 students in grades 7-12, is based on the 1971 enrolment projection of 622 students in grades 7-9 and 547 in grades 10-12. This total of 1,169 is 23 students less that the enrolment reports 1971 figure. Recommendations Are to convert the Arlington memorial High school into a Junior High for 300 students and another Junior High for 400 students either by the conversion of Burr and Burton Seminary and Manchester elementary school or the construction of a new building at the Northern Edge of Manchester or Dorset. For the High school two alternatives were suggested either the conversion of Burr and Burton Seminary or the construction of a new facility in the Manchester area. The study concludes total Square foot needs for regional school facilities Are 102,550. There Are now 31,42 2 Square feet of educational space available at Burr and Burton and Arlington memorial High school. The report did not add in space in the Manchester elementary school. Given the figures the report shows 71,132 new . Needs for regional facilities. At the going rate for school construction of $15 per Square foot the Cost of such a building program can be very roughly estimated at $1 million. It was noted by Cross a recent appointee to the Burr and Burton Board of trustees that no plans for the conversion of Burr and Burton had Ever been officially discussed or considered. The committee set its next meeting for March 2. By Edith Beaumont Hoosick Falls . A nearly every Community makes some claim to Fame As the Hometown of certain former citizens and natives who have gone out into the world and made a name for themselves. One Hoosick Falls native whose accomplishments have been a source of Pride to his Hometown As Well As to his relatives and friends is John r. Bogardus son of or. And mrs. Philip Bogardus of 164 Church St. Bogardus has achieved a significant record of successes in the hotel management profession. Better known As a Jack Quot or a Choppy Quot to his former classmates and friends Here Bogardus was a popular athlete at Hoosick Falls High school where he was a Star in All varsity sports and Captain of both the basketball and football teams during his sen John r. Bogardus Tor year. He was also chosen Best looking boy of his class. Local listeners tuned in to the Arthur Godfrey radio program monday morning suddenly had their attention drawn when Godfrey mentioned a John a that name again is John Bogardus Quot Godfrey said Quot the same Bogardus who was manager of the ambassador hotel in Chicago and is now manager of the magnificent new Holiday inn Hoosick fall listeners know this is not the first time Godfrey has mentioned Bogardus name on his program. He has made it known the two Are friends on another occasion he said a i flew to new York City with my Friend John Godfrey is one of Many Well known personalities with whom the former local Man has become intimate friends during his successful career. The Hoosick Falls Man s interest in hotel administration apparently began Early in life. One local Friend recalls seeing Bogardus visiting the local Library Here in search of books on the subject. Following graduation from High school Bogardus joined the armed services during world War ii. He served with the eighth air Force. Bogardus later attended Cornell University for four years graduating with a Bachelor of science degree in hotel administration. He joined the Drake hotel in Chicago in 1949 As trainee later serving As assistant manager front office manager executive assistant manager and director of food and beverages until he became general manager. Bogardus held that position until 1963 when he left to accept the position of vice president and general manager of the ambassador East hotel in new York and the ambassador West in Chicago. The Hoosick Falls Man s latest promotion came flew months ago when he was named innkeeper and general manager of the new $10 million Holiday inn on Lake Shore drive in Chicago. The tallest and one of the largest inns in the world it held its grand opening prior to Christmas. The 33-Story inn contains under roof parking for 400 cars on the first six Levels and 600 hotel units. It features a revolving Glass enclosed restaurant and lounge on the top floor 300 feet above the Street providing diners with a Panorama of Lake Michigan Lake Shore drive and the City of Chicago itself As it revolves once every hour. The revolving restaurant received much publicity recently when in order to Correct a problem of customers becoming ill it was found necessary to increase the Speed of the revolving motion. Especially heartwarming to local residents Are reports brought Back by local people who have visited Bogardus in Chicago that indicate he has never forgotten his Hometown. They say All one has to do is Tell anyone at the hotel that they re from Hoosick Falls and they go out of their Way to locate the former Hoosier knowing that he is always overjoyed with such visits. The visitors Are convinced of this later with a genuinely warm greeting and red carpet treatment they receive from him personally. Visitors from Here Are also impressed by his popularity and the High esteem with which he is regarded by his associates there. As one local person put it Quot his name is like magic the Fow nals Vera Langlais 8237716 the monthly meeting of boy scout troop 347 executive committee was cancelled monday due to weather conditions and has been rescheduled for feb. 7 at 7 30 at the Home of scoutmaster Rolland Roy captains for the annual March of dimes drive in the Pownal have been named As follows East Pownal mrs. David Adler South Pownal mrs. Thomas Hurley Pownal Center mrs. Donald to Gers and North Pownal miss Laura Langlais and miss Betty Buck. Mrs. Marcel Langlais general chairman has announced that letters Are also being sent to local business concerns asking them to participate. Funds raised this year will be used principally for research and treatment of birth defects. In Bennington county a scholarship fund will again be established to Ald qualified students who plan to further their studies in the medical Field. It might Well be established that the secret of his Success lies in his winning personality along with his determined ambition and enthusiasm for what he is doing. Married to the former Nancy Bard of Reading pa., the couple have two children John jr., 16, and Pamela 12. Besides his parents Here Bogardus has three Sisters mrs. John Dwyer of 7 Burchard ave., mrs. Edward Zilinskas of 16 Lyman St. And miss Mary Bogardus who resides with her parents. Two Brothers include Philip or. Of East Greenbush and Thomas who lives in Hollywood Fla. Tilt. Bromley Man. Peru it. A he. Ski res special. Nylons 37 98< value sizes 8k2 toll Garrow a Manchester Center Vermont

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