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Bennington Banner (Newspaper) - February 9, 1966, Bennington, Vermont 10�? Bennington Banner wednesday february 9, 1966 area water expansion project creeps Forward selectmen justify junkyard decision municipal court Bennington Village water commissioners continued to Inch for Ward this week in their planning for the development of Bolles Brook in Woodford As a new source of water. On monday evening the Board discussed with Village atty. John h. Williams the acquisition of easements for a proposed pipeline that would carry water from Woodford along the Long Trail Road and it. 9 to the Village Reservoir on Burgess Road. Williams reported that he has talked to property owners whose front lawns the pipeline would have to Cross and found them a very receptive and co operative. Most of them he said feel they will Benefit from the proximity of the pipeline. The Village attorney had been authorized by the Board to offer property owners 30 cents per foot of easement. He said monday that Many of the Woodford property owners have told him they would prefer to have fire hydrants installed every 1,000 feet along the pipeline in lieu of payment. This he noted would substantially reduce fire insurance rates for the homeowners. He added that he had made it Clear to the Woodford residents that they would be permitted to tap into the pipeline but that they would have to pay for their own service connections and would be charged water rates applicable in the a outside these rates under the Putnam deed of gift Are about double the Village rates. After some Quick calculations water Board members figured that the Cost of installing the hydrants about $150 each would be about the same As paying for the easements. They pointed out however that under the deed of gift the charge to the town of Woodford for each hydrant would be $50 a year. Several commissioners wondered whether those taxpayers in Woodford who would not Benefit from the pipeline would agree to such a Large annual expenditure by the town. The Board estimated that about 12 hydrants would have to be installed along the thickly settled Section of it. 9. The Cost then would be about $600 a year. Williams suggested that the hydrants might justify a slight increase in property assessments and the resulting increase in tax Revenue would partly offset the expense to the town of renting the hydrants. Board members indicated that in principle they Are perfectly willing to install hydrants instead of paying for easement rights of the Cost is approximately the same. Williams was authorized to gather More information. Mrs. Nedra Hager Woodford town clerk has asked members of the Board to attend the town meeting feb. 28, Williams reported. Several commissioners agreed to go to answer questions about the project. The fire hydrants could be discussed then the Village attorney suggested. In one other action the Board authorized Williams to negotiate with William braisted and James b. Dash Gibney for one year option to buy land chosen As the site of a settling Basin. The settling Basin would be just off the Long Trail Road downstream from a diversion dam. The diversion dam which would divert water into the settling Basin would be just below the Junction of Bolles Brook and Bickford hollow Brook. Astronomy notes the famous Queen of the mythology of the Royal family cassiopeia May be seen any fair evening High in the Northwest. The Distant Zigzag outline of a big a a we a is unmistakable. Hundreds of years ago some of our constellations were Given religious significance and cassiopeia was identified As Mary Magdalene. The 12 constellations of the Zodiac were Given the names of the 12 apostles. When and Why this was discontinued is not Clear. Harte theatre now thru thurs. Mat. 3 . Eve. 8 . Admission $2.00 Laurence Olivier Othello a Bhe production Maggie Joyce Frank Smith Redman and Finlan Menot Quot Cavid r Stuart Burge anth0ny Havelock Allan my John Brabourne Namur rum or from Wimer mrs. Williams urged the Board to begin thinking about an agreement with the town whereby the town would finance the project and then sell water to the Village. The Village would pay for the water out of its operating revenues. The town would then use this Money to help pay off the debt incurred to finance the project in the first place. The Board should begin to consider How much the Village s annual payment should be Williams suggested. He also noted that the Board members will also have to discuss this use of operating revenues with officials of the Putnam memorial Hospital. According to the Putnam deed of gift the Hospital receives for its support All water department revenues after operating expenses have been met. The Village attorney pointed out that As the result of a recent state supreme court decision the Hospital can now use state Federal and other Public funds to help meet its expenses. For this reason Williams suggested Hospital authorities should not object too strongly to his proposal for using some of the water departments operating revenues which would normally go to the Hospital to buy More water for the Village. The Boston mass., engineering form of Whitman and Howard inc. Is drawing up plans for the pipeline settling Basin and dam. Since the Village is waiting to see whether it will be eligible for Federal funds to pay part of the construction costs however these plans have not progressed beyond the preliminary stage. Williams was Able to report though that he has filed a a preliminary inquiry form which gives Basic information about the project with the government. This is the first step in the procedure for applying for Federal funds for Community improvement projects. Contest develops for auditor Post a be contest has developed in the upcoming town elections to be held March i As a result of another nomination made by local republicans but the con test will not be for one of the town s More important posts. The town Republican committee at a meeting monday night named John c. Malone As the party s candidate for auditor for three years. He will face Var Myca notes Rooert d. Stout chairman of the Bennington area Myca 1966 finance Campaign states that a total of $5254.50 has been raised to Date. Many of the divisions and teams have not yet reported and will give their reports at a meeting thursday at 7 30 . In the Village contest the Hies that brought in the largest amount this report meeting in each Section received a Box of Candy for their efforts. The winners were Naomi Laporte Betty Bennett and Loretta Amadon. The men a Volley Ball group had some very close and exciting games last evening and the men had a lot of Fellowship As they Jashed each other i their Good plays or displays. This program is for All men of the area who would like to get exercise fun and Fellowship. The games Are informal and the hours Are from 5 to 6 30 . Each tuesday and thursday. Hospital notes in tuesday feb. 8, 1966 admissions Richard Rowe Nicolo Carbonero Rita Morse Bennington Florence Hewitt North Hoosick. Discharges Janet Stratton James Hall Ramona Craddock mrs. Jacquelyn Mallory and son Williamstown mass. Barbara Hackett Hoosick Falls Frances Lorenz Sandgate. Other births announcement has been made of the birth of a son Paul w. Polk Iii to or. And mrs. P. William Polk or. Cry magic Mountain Londonderry. The new arrivals maternal grandparents Are or. And mrs. . Cooley of Buffalo ., and his paternal grandparents Are or. And mrs. Paul w. Polk of magic Mountain Londonderry. The baby smother is the former Nancy Cooley. His father is president of Polk associates general contractors in Londonderry. The polks have a daughter Leigh aged 2. The new Way to total Home heating Comfort away Petroleum corp. Max Perrotta mgr. Dial 2-6800 Kunlo n. Max Perrotta the nominee named for the Post by democrats at their caucus feb. 3. The two parties did come up with candidates for some of the other posts but those named by democrats for certain posts have no counterpart candidates in the Republican ranks while the reverse is True in other cases in which the Republican found nominees but the democrats did t. The deadline for filing was tuesday and town clerk miss Mary Hodeck reports that no Independent candidates have filed for any posts. As matters now stand the two parties nominees for the various posts Are the following selectmen for three years Richard Vansantvoord incumbent Democrat Lister for three years Raymond p. Betit incumbent Democrat Moderator Norton Barber incumbent Republican town agent Barber incumbent Road commissioner James h. Cross incumbent Republican first Constable August c. Kelson incumbent Republican and James Kinney Democrat second Constable Thomas Maloney incumbent Republican and Hugh Clark Democrat grand jurors Peter Donavan or. And Eugene c. Burt incumbents republicans and Lawrence f. Powers and Milton Pinsker democrats and trustee of Public monies Armand u. Lampron incumbent Republican. With the exception of Malone All the Republican candidates were named at the town Republican caucus feb. 2. The party s town committee was authorized at that time to name any other candidates for the other posts. Malone currently is also an auditor for Bennington Village. Thom As ii. M4c Adley t Rosales executive to speak Thomas b. Macauley director of sales training and development at the Behr Manning company in Troy Will be guest speaker at the monthly meeting of the Industrial management club feb. 16. The meeting will be held at the it. Anthony country club beginning at 7 . Macauley a graduate of Troy High school has been with the company for 20 years and has handled sales territories in Philadelphia and Baltimore and was division sales manager in the Buffalo and Pittsburgh regions. He has organized and directed the company s sales training program since its inception in 1957. Reservations for the dinner can be made with members of the club or at the Myca office. Police search for Cirl Serviceman Vergennes up a a statewide Alert was in effect today for a Serviceman wanted for fraud and in the company of a Winooski girl missing from the weeks school in Vergennes. State police sought David Lor Den 18, and 17 year old Diane Cardinal missing from the Vergennes school. Lorden is believed driving a car with new Hampshire License plates. He cashed a $30 Check Vergennes police chief Theodore Gaudrey said and attended a party at the school monday night. Gaudreau said a drugstore owner where Lorden cashed the Check checked with a Keene Bank Early tuesday and was informed that Lorden has no account there. The police chief also said he talked with Lorden monday night and the youth told him he has been absent from an unnamed military Post since Jan. 31. Gaudreau said he did not have a warrant at the time to detain the youth. Student reaction continued from Page i but the Viet Nam struggle Isnit the Way to do it a several students took a a Middle of the Road position. They Arentt Happy about the . Being in Viet Nam yet they Are resigned to the fact and want the War to end soon. Steve Mcgaughey a senior said a i think that the resumption of the bombing is More dangerous than it Ever was. However the chances of a settlement seem More Remote because of it but its the Only course we can take because of Hanoi a deadly another senior David Wilkinson commented a we Are committed i Vietnam because of a series of blunders on our part both militarily and diplomatically. We Are in so deep now that we can to turn Back and have to see it from another student Junior Edie locker came the statement a ooh dear that is such a difficult question to answer. I think that the United states is doing All it can to prevent All out War. Of course ifs very distressing to see the world enveloped in a shroud of War and hate. Brilliant and diplomatic statesmen All Over the world Are trying to keep peace a such an idealistic word a and Russia and red China just keep throwing Coal upon the fire. After Viet Nam move into some other country and try to spread communism there and America playing its role of Good Samaritan and Freedom spreader will step in again with her Aid men and loss of lives. I can to Bear the thought that it Mav never there were seniors with firm opinions on Why America should stay in Viet Nam. Jim Keir commented strongly a the War in Viet Nam is an essential part of preserving the american Way of life and governing. The main purpose of our participation in the Viet Nam struggle is to halt communist aggression which has expanded since world War i into a very real threat to democracy. I believe in president Johnson a policy and also think he was justified in resuming the air attacks on Viet Nam. If Hanoi fails to answer our pleas for peace Why prolong the War by not using All the weapons at our disposal a Edie Greer confirmed Jim a statement and added a we should end this War As soon As David Krug commenting on the struggle taking place in Viet Nam said a i feel that we should defeat communism before we have to fight them on our own Home although there is confusion at Beni and in the nation Over the course of the War and wonderment As to when where and How it will end comments by the students reflect a genuine concern Over the War and its implications on the Young High school graduate. Despite the mixed feelings and the wide variety of opinion regarding the War students Are Well aware that Many of them will be drafted in the armed forces to serve in the War. Funeral Harry Wentworth the funeral of Harry Wentworth who died at Putnam memorial Hospital saturday afternoon was held at Mahar amp son funeral Home tuesday afternoon. The Rev. Frank w. Grip pin former pastor of the first methodist Church Here and now pastor of the North Adams mass. First methodist Church officiated. The Rev. Or. Grippin also offered committal prayers. Monday afternoon the Rev. Melvin r. Mcgaughey first methodist Church pastor offered a family prayer service. Entombment was in Park Lawn Chapel with burial to be in White Chapel cemetery in the Spring. Bennington selectmen were called upon tuesday night to justify their decision of a week ago in which they granted one application for an automobile junkyard but turned Down two others. Appearing before the Board was Marvin l. Loveland who had sought a town permit for a junkyard on the town line Road. His application was turned Down but an application for another junkyard on the same Road that of Robert a. Johnson had been approved. Also turned Down was the application of Lloyd m. Bevins for a junkyard on North Branch Street ext. Speaking for the Board chairman Richard Vansantvoord told Loveland that the selectmen a decision to turn Down his application had been based upon consideration of the number of factors which the state Law regulating automobile junkyards directs Are to be taken into account. But a mainly a Vansantvoord said it was the closeness to the Road at Loveland a Yard that had been the reason for his applications rejection. The reason that Johnson a application had been approved Vansantvoord indicated at a later Point was that this one was far removed from the Road and effectively out of sight even without a Fence such As Loveland had constructed for his. Selectmen unmoved Loveland maintained that there were no houses near his Yard from which the Yard could be seen while at Johnson a there were two trailers and one Home from which that Yard could be seen. Selectmen however were unmoved. At one Point Loveland indicated his willingness to move his Yard and the Fence in front of it further Back from the Road. A would that make any difference a he asked the Board which replied in the negative. But while remaining firm in their decision selectmen at the same time appeared quite solicitous towards love my who indicated that he had put a lot into development of his Yard and Wasny to ready to give it up. Selectmen suggested among other things that Loveland might have some recourse in the Way of an Appeal on their decision and urged him to look into this. Uncertainty in other action selectmen announced that James Davis of Burgess Road had resigned from the town planning commission. They also indicated that there was some uncertainty about the announcement several weeks ago of the resignation of another of the commissions members f. Ellwood Allen. At their meeting Jan. 18 selectmen had accepted the resignation of Allen notice of which came to them via a copy of a letter which Allen had sent to the Bennington regional planning commission the joint planning Board composed of representatives of the town and its three incorporated villages. While Allens letter referred Only to his resignation from the Bennington regional commission Vansantvoord at that time said he understood Allen was also resigning his membership on the five Man town planning Board. Named at that time to serve in Allens place on both commissions was Charles Tinner Iii of Monument Avenue. At last nights meeting however selectmen indicated there was still some uncertainty about Allens withdrawal from the town planning commission. They said that the town Board would be meeting next tuesday to Iron out this matter with Allen. Drainage problem town fathers also discussed at some length Steps that might be taken to solve a drainage problem which has developed on the upper stretches of Fillmore Street and on adjoining property. Outlined by Vansantvoord was a proposal made by William. H. Morse Developer of some residential property in the area. This involved the laying of some drainage pipe across two lots. Acceptance of morsels idea and approval of any costs that the town might incur was tabled however pending a meeting pm the matter Between selectmen Morse town Road commissioner James Cross Bennington Village Street supt. Michael Hogan and Ivor s. Pelsue District Highway Engineer for the state department of highways. Veterans memorial selectmen also announced that there will be a meeting tonight of the veterans memorial committee to discuss plans for the establishment of the veterans memorial Park adjacent to the Stock averages Dow Jones Bache a co., Albany noon 30 industrials 994.54 3.51 20 railroads 264.20 1.24 15 utilities 148.72 .18 composite average 351.37 1.25 volume 4,540,000 greater Bennington association building on South Street. Selectmen have set aside $1,000 in their 1966 budget for work on the memorial and have indicated earlier that they want to see some action on the project by the veterans committee. The site for the Park which would eventually take the place of the present wooden Honor Roll structures in front of the town building has been established for some time but work pm the Park itself and a single memorial Stone of some sort honouring All veterans has been in a state of limbo. Accidents reported state and Bennington Village police today issued reports on four recent automobile accidents none of them serious but one of which was an apparent hit and run affair. According to Village police a 1965 Mustang owned by Edward h. Bowmaker of 107 Coolidge ave., was parked about 11 15 . Saturday night in front of 913 county St. When it was hit by another car which then left the scene. The right front end of Bowmaker a car was damaged. Two cars were damaged in a rear end collision tuesday about 1 50 . At the intersection of main and pleasant streets. Involved were a 1962 Falcon operated by William Graves of 324 pleasant St. And a 1961 rambler station Wagon operated by Richard c. Gardner or. Of 1089 main St. According to the Village police report Graves was proceeding West on main and started to turn North onto pleasant. Gardner who was following a a Little too close a was unable to Stop in time and collided with the rear end of Graves car. A minor Accident tuesday at 5 . In the parking lot of the Cushman Plant in North Bennington involved Fred w. Babcock 49, and Ansis Vitenbergs 64, both of Bennington. State police said both Drivers were preparing to exit from the lot onto it. 67a. Vitenbergs looked Down a moment at his Gas gauge police said and collided with the other car. An Accident the previous Day occurred pm the Henry covered Bridge in Bennington but the famous landmark was not harmed. State police said two cars operated by Hugh Mccabe 62, and Lawrence p. Browe jr., 30, both of North Bennington collided head on. The vehicles were extensively damaged police said but there were no reported injuries. Three persons were charged wednesday in Bennington municipal court with operating cars without driving licenses prompting acting judge John p. Morrissey to remark sharply a this seems to be no License first of the three respondents to be arraigned on the charge was Jonathan l. Williams 17, of Chester depot whose Mother mrs. Mary l. Williams pleaded guilty to a companion charge of knowingly permitting the youth to operate the car Jan. 28 in Manchester. Mother and son were each fined $15 including court costs after mrs. Williams explained she had been ill at the time and had been unable to manage family driving. Both respondents were warned against repetitions of the offences. Also fined $15 including costs for driving without licenses were Raymond j. Leclerc 37, of Bennington and Philip a. Morse 16, of Arlington both of whom pleaded guilty to the charges. States atty. R. Marshall Witten said Leclerc stopped on it. 9 Jan. 29, had lived and worked in Vermont for a year but had not a gotten around to obtaining a Vermont License. After being stopped the respondent promptly obtained one Witten said. Witten told the court the charge against Philip Morse was prepared after an Accident the respondent was involved in Jan. 28 in Arlington. A court hearing was held in the Case of a Bennington Man Duane l. Bentley 25, to determine whether he had broken terms of his probation set six months ago when a i to 3 year House of correction sentence for being an accessory to grand larceny was suspended. Judge Morrissey heard testimony from Deputy probation officer Daniel Holland to the effect that Bentley failed to keep the peace with All men As required failed to obtain permission to leave the state and failed to abstain from the consumption of alcohol. Found in violation of probation Bentley was ordered to serve his prison sentence which was amended to a from 6 months to 3 judge Morrissey advised Bentley he could expect release from Windsor at the end of the new 6-month minimum upon Good behaviour. A ifs pretty much up to you a the judge said. Bentley had been brought to Bennington from the Rensselaer county Jail where he had been held in connection with a not returning automobiles. Three speeding offences were considered by the court two by Way of waivers. Appearing in court was Gary c. Johnmeyer 24, of North Bennington who pleaded guilty to exceeding the 50 mph Speed limit on Shaftsbury White Creek Road feb. 5. Johnmeyer was fined $15 including court costs. Pleading guilty by waiver to Bennington briefs pvt. Thomas p. Kinney jr., whose parents live at 257 Union St., has been assigned to the 2d armoured division at fort Hood Tex. Kinney a Mechanic in company b of the 502d aviation bat., entered the army in june 1965, and was last stationed at fort Rucker Ala. He is a 1965 graduate of Bennington Catholic High school. Haystack Mountain ski area reported this morning a 38 to 44-Lnch packed powder base with excellent skiing on All trails. All lifts Are operating there. Cloudy weather prevailed and the temperature was 15 degrees. Veterans of world War i auxiliary will hold its regular meeting thursday at 8 . At the vow rooms. Members Are reminded of the White auction Sale to follow the meeting. A special invitation has been extended to All members of the Southern Vermont chapter of the american association of retarded persons to attend the regular meeting of the North Berkshire chapter no. 289 of the Harp at the North Adams Myca Friday at 1 30 . A heart specialist of Pittsfield mass. Will be the speaker and his talk will be illustrated by slides. A Valentine party will follow. Members of the Bennington chapter desiring transportation or who can offer their cars Are asked to Call the president mrs. Fahs at 442-5845. A 25 to 42-Inch packed powder base with excellent skiing All Over the Mountain is reported today from Stratton Mountain ski area. All lifts Are operating temperature was 22 this morning and the weather Cloudy. In the submitted list of Bennington High school students who had perfect attendance the name should have been Gail Loveland instead of Betty Loveland. A Tea for the Benefit of the Putnam memorial Hospital auxiliary sponsored by the women of the old first Church will be held feb. 18 from 3 to 5 . At the Church barn on Monument Circle. Seaman Henry w. Haskell . Coast guard son of or. And mrs. William Haskell of Bennington is attending gunners mate school at the cd training Center in Groton Conn. The 18-week course covers the opera Milne from Page i that Milne will a continued assured him Pear in court Friday for the scheduled arraignment. At the same time Bernasconi said he in t sure what charges will be filed against the 31-year-old Milne. Milne is also scheduled to appear before the Vermont supreme court on March 9 to answer to Connarn a petition for disbarment. Speeding charges Wert or Richard n. Fabrucius 37, of Monument Road Bennington and Frank e. Johnson jr., 36, of Park Street Extension. Both were fined $20 including court costs. Fabric lust offence occurred on . 7 in Shaftsbury Jan. 29, and Johnson son . 7 in Manchester the previous Day. A Fine of $35 including costs was imposed on Kathryn a. Murphy 38, of Springfield . Who pleaded no contest to leaving the scene of an Arlington Accident Jan. 31 i . 7. According to the states atty. Mrs. Murphy stopped immediately after the Accident but left without giving her name when a a words were exchanged with the other Driver. The Road was Slippery and apparently there was disagreement Over who was to blame. Mrs. Murphy failed to report the Accident to police or to the motor vehicle department Witten said but the other Driver had recorded her License plate number and mrs. Murphy was located by police. Judge Morrissey imposed what he said was the a usual Fine a saying the respondent probably deserved the a Benefit of the doubt regarding details of the incident. One other Case involving Perry e. Mason 60, of East Arlington was continued until feb. 16 to allow Mason time to Confer with an attorney. Mason is charged with careless and negligent driving dec. 3 in Sunderland resulting in an Accident. Mrs. Douglass celebrates 85th birthday mrs. Willis m. Douglass of Grove Street observed her 85th birthday on feb. 6. A family party in her Honor was held at the Home of her son and daughter in Law or. And mrs. Maurice Douglass of Twitchell Hill Road Shaftsbury. The Celebration was a Surprise to mrs. Douglass who was spending the weekend there. In attendance were most of her family which includes 12 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren. The do glasses had six children four of whom Are living Francis Hazel mrs. Hollis Armstrong Maurice and George the latter now of Lee mass. Deceased Are a son Ray and a daughter Arvilla. The Honor guest was the recipient of Many remembrances and a Large birthday cake featured refreshments. Mrs. Douglass always a most Active person both at Home and in Church affairs enjoys the reputation of being a Fine Cook and Gardener and can still outdo people half her age. Many will remember her annual Garden parties for the Benefit of the second congregational Church. Just recently she has completed a to by 16 braided Rug even though her eyesight is impaired. Congratulatory messages Are still being received by mrs. Douglass this week. Guns and Tion and maintenance of rocket launchers turrets the placement and firing of demolitions. The Mohawk chapter of the society of packaging and handling engineers she of Western Massachusetts Vermont and upper new York state will be held monday at Sleasman a Hof Brau on Rte. 155, one Quarter mile East of Albany Airport. A social hour will be at 6 30, dinner at 7 and the business meeting at 8. Erving f. Melter sales manager of the second division of Tufaite plastics Ballston spa ., will speak min application of foam plastics in packaging and will show a movie on the use of polystyrene foam for packaging. The merged Board of directors of the Bennington school District inc. Will meet tonight at 7 at the Cora b. Whitney school. Lein Lalure continued from Page i Ness racing meets. The scale then progresses upwards with the state getting 4 per cent of the handle Between $150,000 and $200,000 and 5 per cent of the amount Between $200,000 and $250,000. The state s take reaches a High of 8 per cent for any handle that amounts to $350,000 or More. For thoroughbred racing meets the state gets a higher share of the daily handle beginning at six per cent for handles up to $250,000 and working up to eight per cent of any handle of $350,000 or More. All three members of the parimutuel racing commission a chairman Fred p. Davis of Newport Edmund Dupont of Winooski and Charles Ryan of Rutland a were at the ways and Means committee meeting but gave no indication of their position on the continuation of the present sliding scale. The closest any of them came was when Davis told Lefevre a if you re going to thrash this out again it would be better to do it this biblical bagpipes the bagpipe is a very ancient instrument being mentioned in the old testament. A for All your travel needs consult Ros a so s travel Agency inc a Over 75 years of unexcelled travel services everything pertaining to travel in Bennington use our special Telephone service at no Cost to you. Ask the operator for Enterprise 6859. Outside of Bennington Call collect 663-3864 or 663-3018 Phoenix professional building 24 Static St be it North Adams mass.

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