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Bennington Banner (Newspaper) - February 15, 1966, Bennington, Vermont It a Bennington Banner tuesday february 15, 1966 town budget outlined by Manchester selectmen by Chat Ringh Fiser Manchester a Manchester s budget to be considered at town meeting shows an increase in the amount of funds to be raised from taxes of $17,-399, but a total budget increase of 456,451. The reason for relatively Large budget increase and the seemingly Small increase in the amount to be raised by taxes is caused selectmen said by a greatly increased amount of non tax income expected in 1966. In an explanation of the budget selectmen gave the Banner this item by item account. General government general government costs will increase from $64,791 to $109,-065 in 1966, assuming budget approval. Although increased the amount is reflected in a drop in funds to be raised by taxes from $44,593 in 1965 to $24,101 in i960. This is accompanied by in increase in anticipated income of $64,693, up from $20,198 in 1965. The reason for the increase in income selectmen said was the inclusion of some $27,000 in state Aid for Road projects which Carne in Calendar year 1966 though the two projects and the funds were to pay for them were completed and the applied for in 1965. In general selectmen said All funds received by the town in this manner Are placed in the general fund. The 1966 general government Manchester the service club of the first Baptist Church in Manchester Center will hold a baked Ham supper in the vestry of the Church for the Benefit of the Rev. Edir Johnson memorial fund saturday feb. 19. The dinner starts at 5 . Until All Are served. The Public is invited. Income column shows $30,000 in borrowed funds for the town office building. Borrowing in this amount was approved by voters in a special town meeting . 7, 1965. Though the town office building shows As an increase in general government Cost the $30 too in borrowing has the effect of cancelling the increase out. Other increase in general government was listed by selectmen As $3,279 for town office building expense. This amount includes the Cost of operating the building for one year. Two thousand dollars of this amount is for the first year s loan repayment. Actual Cost for the town office building is therefore $33,279, but the amount owed by the town for the building will be $28,000, not $30,000 at the end of the year. Insurance social Security payments old age assistance and certain payments to the state increased costs in this category selectmen said by $1,000. The Knowles system now being implemented and voted last year is budgeted for a total of $8,500. Of this amount $2,-300, selectmen said were funds expended in 1965, but not paid. Another $6,000 is the annual Cost for the system which is included in the budget rather than presented As an article for town meeting vote. Registration for special town elections is up from $600 last year to $1,300 this year. A special town meeting vote is expected later this year on the proposition to form a Union school District in the Tri Valley area. There was a $2,000 increase in wages and fringe benefits for the dispatchers in this year s budget. Selectmen said however 18 per cent of this is paid by Dorset As their share of dispatching expense. Total general government increases Are $14,274 exclusive of the $30,000 for the town office building. Full service banking a in in needs full service banking when he has the responsibility of a Home car and family. Get full service at the Vermont Bank and Trust company Bellows Falls Chester Brattleboro Rutland Bennington Manchester member Federal Deposit insurance corporation barked by our watchdog Oil heat service plan. . Winslow plumbing amp heating Supply co. 303 depot Street a Tai. 2-6308 Public health Public health funds include monies spent on Towry sup ported recreation activities. Selectmen reduced last year s $1,-000 amount by $200 usually granted in support of the town baseball team but increased by $100 expenditure for the babe Ruth Little league team. The Normal appropriation of $200 was increased for an outstanding team Bill carried Over from 1965. The remaining Little league team was granted the Normal $200 a proper Laton. Public assistance total Public assistance spending is budgeted at $200 less than last year. Selectmen said this was due to a slight decrease in Case Load. Dept on sewers total budgeted for the depart ment of sewers is Down $4,013. This is due primarily selectmen said to a decrease in interest payments on sewer Bonds and that Only $3,000 is budgeted for sewer extensions and crossing against $7,000programmed last year. This year s sewer account includes the Purchase of a sewer Auger to clean piping and other associated equipment and a nearly $1,000 increase in payroll expense. Plant expense is Down $700, selectmen said. C capital i expense the total capital expense budget of $23,000 includes $7,500 in borrowing for the future Purchase of two trucks and a police Cruiser and the Purchase this year of a new grader. Unc Lassi fled the drop in unclassified expense of $1,300 Down from $5,-221 last year selectmen said shows a decrease in interest charges in Short term Loans. Public works Public works funds budgeted for 1966 Are Down $7,091 from last year. Selectmen said no new major Road construction has been planned for 1966. Despite a budget deficit $10,-808, selectmen said there was a Cash balance of More than $10,000 at the end of the year As the result of recent Short term borrowing. The deficit was the result selectmen said of not receiving the $27,000 in state Aid for roads in 1965 and the unanticipated expense of $11,000 for the Purchase of a Bulldozer for the town dump. East Arlington Sunderland Amelia Lawrence 375-2580 the Enterprise society will hold a meeting wednesday at to . At Bailey Hall. Two contests for posts to be voted at town meeting in Sunderland were reported at deadline for filing petitions. William Johnson incumbent Road commissioner is opposed by Don Ennis for this office the town will elect two selectmen for 1-year terms and running for these offices Are Ralph Morse jr., Carl Benjamin or. And Clyde Dunlap. One selectman for a three year term will be chosen and seeking office Are Roger d. Secoy and Earle h. Hill. The election of two listers is required this year and seeking these offices Are John Guidera for three year term and Don Ennis unopposed for a one year term. The incumbent officers filed petitions for the following Earle Hill Moderator William Bahan town clerk Stuart Hill school director Paul Ennis cemetery commissioner Antoinette Manson overseer of the poor Barbara Goddard auditor Ralph Bentley tax collector and 1st Constable Norman j. Mattison 2nd Constable and Earle Hill town grand juror. As voted by the town two years ago there will be a pre town meeting on thursday feb. 24 at 7 30 at the town House. Lloyd h\rh\r4 Kiley dominated for state award North Bennington miss Barbara Riley has been named Betty Crocker homemaker of tomorrow for 1966 at North Bennington High school. The award was announced this week As a result of her High score in an examination Given senior High school girls last december. Miss Riley a winning test paper is among those from High schools in Vermont now being judged for a state award which carries a $1,500 scholarship. Winning homemakers from every state will take part in an expense paid tour of Washington . And Williamsburg in the Spring and at that time winners of four National scholarships will be chosen. More than 14,000 High schools in the country took part in this years Competition sponsored by general Mills and almost 600,-ooo girls took the examination last december. Miss Riley is the daughter of or. And mrs. . Riley of North Bennington. An academic Honor student in her High school years she has also been Active in Many extra curricular activities including band glee club and sports. This Winter she has been assisting in the Junior ski program As an instructor. Last summer the Betty Crocker award Winner was among 20 girls from Vermont chosen to attend the International girl scout round up in Idaho. Miss Riley a teacher at Nuhs is mrs. Millicent Cross who directs the Home economics program in the school. North Bennington Elizabeth Dwyer 442-4519 mrs. William Nolan returned last week after being snowed in during the blizzard of �?T66 in Chenango Falls ., near Binghamton. She reports that for several Days tha roads were completely blocked and it was impossible to reach the outside world. She brought Back some pictures of Snow conditions in Central new York that make Vermont in the storm look like Florida. As for Florida some returning travellers report that at times this Winter that Balmy state Felt like Vermont. Mrs. Loretta Oakes who divides her time Between her Home i Prospect Street Here and her apartment in Albany has returned from a two week visit in West Palm Beach where freezing conditions prevailed for a time. Miss Catherine Corcoran principal of North Bennington High school is Back at her desk which can be translated to mean anywhere on the three floors and assorted buildings of the local school after attending the annual conference of secondary school principals in Cleveland. Expected Home this week from a cruise in the Caribbean Are or. And mrs. Oliver Durand and mrs. Edwin Austin. Modality w holds meeting North Bennington a St. Johns modality counted an attendance of 23 at their meeting last week in the Library. Prefect mrs. Lew Levin requested volunteers to assist in the Coffee hours for the Benefit of the women a league at Putnam memorial Hospital this year sponsored by the Catholic daughters of America. Announcement was also made of plans for the Liturgy weekend at Bennington Catholic High school March la to 13. Modality members were also reminded at the Jubilee mass to be celebrate de by Bishop Joyce pm March 13. Following a session of hymn singing with mrs. Philip Roach at the piano refreshments were served by mrs. Verder Elwell mrs. Murray Mcguire and miss Mary Meagher. Winter carnival scheduled Arlington Helene Thompson a 3752325 the Arlington fire co. Is in the process of compiling a history of the organization from its origin. If anyone has any information or pictures particularly before 1940, please Contact chief c. Lee Marsh. Most of the records before 1940 have been lost. The women of St. James will have a Coffee time a a to . To noon pm thursday at the rectory for the Benefit of the Putnam memorial Hospital women a auxiliary to be used for equipment and other projects. Hostesses will be mrs. Benjamin Petersburg factory hit Fry fire Petersburg A fire of undetermined origin yesterday afternoon caused considerable damage at the Taconic plastics factory on route 22, about a mile South of the Village of Petersburg. Petersburg firemen were called at 4 13 . And a Mutual Aid Call sent the Berlin fire department to the scene. Chief Willard Weeden of the Petersburg department said the fire destroyed the Frame Section at the South end of the Plant. He said the Section housed equipment and machinery. He was unable to estimate the damage. Five Hose lines played water on the fire. Firemen pumped water from a nearby Brook. The Berlin firemen were directed by chief Ivan Wager. In cooking with a nameless electric Range see the new models Stop in today Central Vermont Public service corp. Out of respect of Joseph a. Mcdonough our store will be closed wed. To . To i . Oakland mrs. Maxine Matteson mrs. Walter Crofut miss Georgiana Leake and mrs. Clement g. Belcher. Everyone is invited to attend. The Arlington Board of school directors voted to remain in the Southwest school District for another year at a meeting held feb. 9. The estimated Cost per Pupil for education for grades 7 through 12 for the 1966-67 school year is $650. This Cost includes operation debt service capital outlay and text books. The tuition for non resident students is $650. For resident students the Cost per Pupil is the same. Plans were made to re decorate the study Hall during the february vacation week. This was the last regular meeting of the Board for chairman John Moore who is retiring from the Board March i. The Board incorporated into the minutes of this meeting its sincere thanks and appreciation of the Long and diligent service that he has so generously Given to the Arlington school system. Dorset Marchen Skinner 867-4490 mme. Marina Svetlovs Prima Ballerina of the Dallas civic opera and summer resident of Dorset since last summer when she purchased the Robert Leonard Home on Church Street spent the weekend at the Home of Egidio mores in Dorset hollow. Mme. Svetlovs plans to develop her Dorset Home into the Svetlovs dance Center a summer Camp where girls will be introduced to All aspects of the dance. Ballet modern Folk Spanish and jazz Are to be stressed and each girl will be required to participate in a Complete healthful variety of activities including sports arts and crafts. A free measles immunization clinic for Dorset children from the Ages of i through 15 years will be held at 9 . Friday morning feb. 18 in the health room of the Dorset elementary school. The vaccine will be furnished by the it. Dept of health and will be administered by or. Elizabeth Byrnes. Only one inoculation is required to give immunity. At the january meeting of the Church Cabinet of the United Church of Dorset and East Dorset it was announced that miss Miriam Tifft has accepted the office of Church clerk for the coming year and fills the vacancy caused by the death of miss Katherine child. Manchester a last week s weather seemed to say that Spring was just around the Corner. But students at Burr and Burton Seminary have decided to celebrate the Winter season just the same. The first in what will be a series of Winter carnivals at the private High school will begin Friday afternoon with Toboggan relays Snow shoes races and a judging of class Snow sculpture and will end saturday night with the crowning of a carnival Queen King and Jester and the awarding of the Paul w. Fowler memorial bowl recently presented to the school to the class a cum initiating the highest number of Points during the Competition. The Pewter bowl was presented to bus by Joseph e. Fowler of Manchester in memory of his father. Both men were graduates of Burr and Burton. The carnival is sponsored by the student Council under the direction of Steven Rosencrantz president and Vera Kayatta vice president. Advisors to the Council Are teachers William Bell and John Eckhardt. A class skit contest had been scheduled to round out the carnival events monday night but was cancelled. The skit contest will be held later this year. Scheduled for Friday beside the Snow contests is a basketball game with Burr and Burton pitted against the Chester quintet at Chester which will be followed by a Quot sock hop Quot at the bus gym. Saturday weather permitting class Alpine ski races Are scheduled at Bromley in the afternoon there Are ice skating races and games scheduled at the Manchester rink. There is an informal Sophomore hop saturday night when the King Queen and Jester will be crowned and the Fowler memorial bowl awarded. Legislators to discuss Highway Bill Manchester a reps. Reid Lefevre and Daulton Mann will meet with the Public at the Manchester elementary school on Friday at 8 . To speak on the Highway problem especially . 7 and How it will affect the taxpayer and the tourist. Other legislative matters will also be discussed. There will be time for a question and answer period. . 7 is of vital interest to everyone in southwestern Vermont. Although Mann and Lefevre Are representatives of District 25, this meeting it is pointed out does not in any Way exclude the Public from other communities. The meeting is being sponsored by the Manchester Republican town committee As a Public service. Mountain towns Carlo holler to 4-3993 a saturday night dance and the crowning of the King and Queen wound up the Winter carnival of the Wilmington High school. The new Queen Susan Wolf was crowned by last years Queen Lucy Walkonen. Richard poor was the chosen King. The Quot sprites Quot of Brattleboro furnished the music opening the dance with a Waltz led by the King and Queen. Popular dances were featured throughout the evening. A Corsage of roses was presented to the Queen by the Quot sprites Quot and the King received a Carnation. Most unusual decoration was a ski Boot Centrepiece made of White and Blue crepe paper representing the school colors. Wall decorations of skiis and snowshoes and White and Blue garlands changed the naked gym into a festive Arena. Mrs. Porter Farwell miss Mary senet and Forest Murdock were chaperones. Refreshments were served throughout the evening by the students. Winners of the total carnival Points for outdoor and indoor sports events were the sophomores while the seniors gathered second place and the juniors third. In the Junior division first place went to 8th Grade second to 9th and third to seventh. The senior division won the Snow sculpture with the dragon and the sophomores took second for the dog with a Cape. In the Junior level the 9th Grade captured first with Quot snoopy Quot 8th came in second with a Teddy Bear and 7th placed third with the Flintstones. The sunday school Guild of the Wilmington congregational Church is holding a food Sale at the Quot bucket of suds Quot laundry saturday to . Receipts win go toward sunday school needs. Women a association of the congregational Church in Wilmington will meet at the vestry wednesday 1 30 . Searsburg a Board of civil authority met saturday night at the town clerks office to revise the town checklist. Only 39 out of 53 voters Are now listed. The second meeting is scheduled for next saturday 7 15 at the town clerks office. Residents will have until then to add their names to the checklist. The meeting was attended by John Clement Harry Rice Gordon Rice Albert France Julia France and Charles dear Copp. Winter carnival bowl Burr and Burton seniors Vera Kayatta left and Steven Rosencrantz Are shown in front of the Manchester High school with the Paul w. Fowler memorial bowl which will be presented to the winning class in this weekends Winter carnival at the school. The Pewter bowl was contributed by Joseph e. Fowler of Manchester in memory of his father. Both men were bus graduates. Steve is president and Vera is vice president of the student Council which is sponsoring the Winter carnival. Ringheiser the Pownal Vera Langlais 823-7716 ninety area Young people enjoyed a record hop Friday night at the Pownal firehouse sponsored by the department auxiliary. Prizes for dance contests were awarded in the following categories Waltz a Debra Chenaille and Gary Niles Jennifer rounds and Peter Roy Cheryl Andrews and Richard Foucher. Twist a Susan Casey and John Pollert Patti Moore and Jeffrey rounds Kathy Messina and Jonathan rounds. Limbo a Jennifer rounds and Michael Pratt. The Wesleyan class of the Pownal methodist Church will conduct a rummage Sale saturday in the Church Annex anyone having donations has been asked to Contact mrs. Otis Dorman chairman. A special meeting of the Pownal Parent teacher group will be held tonight at 8 in the Center firehouse. The Public has been invited to attend to hear a discussion on the subject of regional planning by Bernard Johnson of the Vermont Central planning office and John c. Page and James a. Edgerton of the Bennington county planning committee. 4-h club notes a meeting to make plans for a Washington a birthday fudge Sale was held saturday at the Home of the Leader mrs. Harry Andrews followed by the regular cooking session. Orders for delivery of any variety of fudge May be made by contacting mrs. Andrews after 4 30 . Proceeds will go into the summer camping fund. North Pownal girls enrolled in the crafts project met monday night at the Home of miss Betty Buck. Following the work session they were served a Valentine heart cake made and decorated by miss Laura Langlais. Members enrolled in the knitting project will meet thursday with miss Debra Chenaille in Pownal Center and those in Hie sewing project on saturday at the Home of mrs. Charles w. Rounds. Final plans for operation Snowflake to take place this weekend at Camp Woodford will be made tonight by scouts of Pownal troop 347. Plans Call for the boys to leave the scout hut at 6 30 . Friday and return from the campsite at 3 . Sunday. Transportation will be provided by scoutmaster and mrs. Rolland Quaker Vigil for Viet peace Washington up about 400 quakers from 20 states stood silently through a heavy rainstorm outside the White House sunday in a Quot Vigil for peace in Viet name aimed at getting both sides to Stop fighting. For the first 30 minutes of the orderly two hour demonstration a heavy rain soaked most of the quakers but none of them left their positions in Lafayette Square facing the executive mansion. Roy Murray Lewis Nicholas Kokoras Robert Pudvar Donald Rogers and Marcel Langlais transport chairman. In charge of the local troop will be scoutmaster Roy asst. Scoutmaster Kokoras and Eagle scouts Dean Dixon and Thomas Langlais. Troop 53 of Bennington will be headed by Kendall Adams assisted by several committeemen. The program Calls for patrol contests in Compass Reading string burning and Snowshoe racing As Well As a five mile hike and campfire ceremonies. Scouts worked sunday afternoon at the site preparing the area and gathering a Wood Supply. A list of necessary equipment will be sent to parents following tonight a meeting and scoutmaster Roy has emphasized that a Check will be made by leaders of both troops 347 and 53 Friday and Only those with proper gear will be allowed to Camp outdoors. Shanks to speak on value of kindergarten Pawlet a Donald r. Shanks principal of the Manchester elementary school will speak at the Grange Hall Here feb. 17 at 8 . On the value of a kindergarten to a town school system and Why teachers should have Only one class in each classroom. The information meeting is sponsored by the Pawlet school Board. Members of the Board will answer questions relative to the financial implications involved in acting on Shanks suggestions. Some members of the Pawlet Board have been urging the separation of grades 1-3 and 4-6 into the towns two elementary schools. Each school now houses grades 1-6. Each of Pawlett a six teachers has two classes in one classroom. Toshiba hearing aids at Down to Earth prices priced from $5995 up 4 transistors lowest operating Cost of any hearing Aid Telephone switch to loudness settings Many other features easy budget terms Fienberg 447 main St. Bennington it

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