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Bennington Banner (Newspaper) - February 10, 1966, Bennington, Vermont Billy Rose flamboyant showman Dies Montero Bay Jamaica up a Billy Rose one of show businesses most spectacularly successful promoters died Here a Oday of pneumonia. He was 66. Rose d de about 2 ., est in a nursing Home where he was admitted wednesday the Day after he arrived in this Caribbean resort for a Winter vacation. A the died of a severe very rapid form of pneumonia Quot said or. Ludlow Burke one of the physicians who treated Rose. Burke said the showman took ill shortly after he arrived at his Home Here. Roses personal physician from new York flew Here wednesday night in a vain Effort to save his life. The Broadway entrepreneur nature Lover Datchet England up a a naked Man was found by police strolling around the Village Green Here Early monday. A there were no Public complaints so it is unlikely that we will take further action a a police spokesman said. Nichols a a Sale gloves fabrics washable Cotton and Nylon re it. To 4.50 5 i or. Millinery dept. Underwent cardiovascular surgery last december in a Houston. Tex., Hospital. Surgeons at that time performed a graft on the main trunk artery that pumps blood from the heart. Rose son of itinerant Salesman William Samuel Rosenberg became one of the nations leading showmen an Art connoisseur columnist and a multimillionaire stockholder. He was born sept. 6, 1899�? legend has it the birth took place on the Kitchen table of his family a apartment in the Bronx. Rose began his career As a showman in the 1920s As a songwriter and Over several decades turned out such hits As a that old gang of mine a a a it a Only a paper Moon a and a Barney but his real Rise to the Pinnacle of theatrical Success came As the promoter of the famed aquacade Stellar attraction of the new York worlds fair of 1939. He married the shows Star Eleanor Holm. The diminutive Moon faced Rose first attracted attention As a shorthand expert before world War i. In 1918, he became chief stenographer for Bernard m. Baruch who then was chairman of the War industries Board. It was Baruch a multimillionaire financier who started Rose buying Stock in american Telephone amp Telegraph co. At amp to. At the time of his death Rose was at amp to s biggest single stockholder. Once his career in tin pan Alley was established he became a nightclub impresario. His first Swank Broadway club was the a Casino de the a Diamond Horseshoe was the most famous becoming a tourist As a Broadway producer roses greatest Success was a Carmen Jones a a popular adaptation of Bizet a opera i a ii s. _ Bennington Banner thursday february to 1966-3 last of red hot mammas9 Dies after 62 years in show business Vermont on Parade this exhibit of a Vermont the beckoning country a prepared by the Vermont development department will be seen starting Friday at the Chicago sportsman a show. Last week More than 252,000 persons saw the display at the new England sportsman a show in Boston where this picture was taken. The exhibit will also be shown in Detroit and Cleveland in March. Add wider Sale of tickets favored by . Sweepstakes commission by David d. Ii Ash full Concord . Up a the new Hampshire sweepstakes commission says it would favor legislation allowing the Sale of sweeps tickets at Hampton Beach state Parks and major hotels. In its annual report to gov. John w. King wednesday the commission indicated it would like to expand the number of ticket sales locations in View of the expanding interest in the sweepstakes. Noting that ticket sales for 1966 Are running 20 per cent ahead of the 1965 Pace the com Charlestown Mill store a Vii of ers for the entire family 124 no. Bennington re. Dial 447-7722 store hours daily 9 To 9 . Friday 9 . To 9 . Sunday to . To 5 . Mission said it was also backing congressional efforts to Amend postal regulations to allow the filling of mail orders. Sale restricted under present state and Federal regulations tickets May be sold Only at state liquor stores toll Booth plazas racetracks and the commissions office in Concord. In its report the commission attributed the increase in 1966 sales to five factors a the running of two sweepstakes races this year instead of one a the formation of a sweepstakes clubs where buyers Pool a Small amount of Money to Purchase tickets and share in any winnings a the Sale of tickets to business firms for promotional and incentive programs for employees and customers a the Sale of tickets As Christmas gifts. A the award of sweepstakes Bonus prizes. The sweeps gave away $5,000 in Bonus prizes for Christmas and will do the same for easter. The net proceeds from the 1965 program the report said amounted to $2,487,365, including $728,774 in Federal excise tax rebates for the 1964 and 1965 ticket sales. Schools Benefit last june Congress exempted the sweepstakes from the to per cent wagering tax. The net proceeds were distributed to school districts on the basis of 120,000 pupils or about $21 per Pupil. The commission said that operating expenses totalled $478,-192 for 1965, which included $97,011 paid to the state liquor commission for the Sale of tickets by its personnel. In addition $200,000 was paid As the states share of the purse for the 1965 sweepstakes classic at Rockingham Park. 2,088 winners the report said that 2,088 prize winners shared in $1.4 million last year. The winners came from 35 states the District of Columbia Canada Germany and the Philippines. The first sweepstakes race called the Rockingham Park special will have a purse of $75,000 added All of which will be contributed by the new Hampshire jockey club. This race will be in july. The second called the new Hampshire sweepstakes classic will have a purse of $250,000 added with the commission contributing $200,000 of the purse and the jockey club $50,000. In the first two years of operation the classic was the Only race on which sweeps tickets Sere drawn. Two prizes this year for every $1 million Worth of tickets sold there will be two prizes of $50,000 Britain seeks More negro policemen London up a British Home Secretary Roy Jenkins says Britain must have More negro policemen if it Hopes to Bridge the a a pm Between the police Force and the a co Loredo Community. Jenkins told a news conference monday he expected to have a number of negroes in uniform within the next year. At present Britain has Only two negro constables one in Gloucester and the other in Plymouth. A there should not be a Gap Between the police Force and the coloured Community a he said. A one move to prevent this would be if we could see a certain number of coloured faces in Blue each on the winning horse two of $25,000 each on the second two of $12,500 on the third owners of tickets on other starters will share in a Pool of $40,000 and ticket holders on non starters will share in $120,000. For each million dollars of tickets sold there will be 150 Consolation prizes of $100 each. The commission said the new schedule gives greater distribution of the prize Money and leaves More of it with the Public after taxes. New York up a since the turn of the Century millions have heard the words Rise from her bosom at the close of her song. In glittering costume she would Bend her huge figure Point toward her audience and say a a your re Gonna miss your big fat red hot Mamma. Some of these today the generations who have heard her sing those lyrics will agree. Sophie Tucker the Quot last of the red hot commas a died wednesday night. It ended a 62-year Era in which audiences the world Over heard her tart remarks and colourful songs. The leathery voice songstress who celebrated her 79th air fare int rovers j settled Washington up a the civil aeronautics Board cab and the nations major airlines have settled a bitter controversy Over air fares and the travelling Public will be the Winner to the tune of an estimated $74 million a year. A Compromise was announced wednesday when the cab said it would approve for All carriers a United air lines proposal for a new round trip Jet coach excursion rate 25 per cent under existing Jet coach fares. Ual figures the rate will not Only save passengers $74 million annually but will bring the airlines an additional $7 million a year in new traffic. Birthday last month died at her apartment of a chronic lung condition and kidney failure. Until last fall miss Tucker was Active in her career. Then after two performances at new York s latin Quarter she was hospitalized several weeks with a virus infection. She was born while her russian parents were travelling across Europe in route to the United states. Her real name was Sophie Kalish and As a child she worked in her father s restaurant in Hartford Conn. It was there that she began to sing for Nickels and dimes while serving 25-cent refuel the fish dinners. At age 18, after a Brief unsuccessful marriage she went to new York to sing in blackface for $15 a week. This launched a singing career that included vaudeville and burlesque theatrical reviews Broadway shows motion pictures and appearances in night clubs radio and television. She made three command performances before English Royalty. Funeral services Are scheduled Here saturday with another service sunday before burial at Wethersfield Conn. Survivors include a son Bert her daughter Lilian and a brother Moses. 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