Bennington Banner Newspaper Archives Feb 23 1966, Page 3

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Bennington Banner (Newspaper) - February 23, 1966, Bennington, Vermont Frosty Camporee in Woodford Bennington Banner wednesday february 23, i to by Steven Rice troop 63 scribe the Woodford Winter Camporee of 1966 is now Over. Participating in the event which was held Over the weekend at the boy scout Camp off the Long Trail Road in Woodford were members of Bennington troop 53 and Pownal troop 47. Scouts of troop 53 started to arrive about 4 15 . Friday. Troop 47 scoutmaster Holland Roy and his scouts had most of their tents up and their fires were blossoming about. Or. George Kerbs and or. Stratton were Busy cutting Wood with a Power saw. Supplies had to be pulled from the Bottom of the Hill to the Lodge. Most of the scouts helped either by carrying a Box or pulling the sled up the Slippery pathway. About a half hour after we got there snowflakes began to drop making the path a bit More Slippery. But the fragrance of the Winter air was among us. The Sweet smell of Pine and the Busy sound of the saw made a fitting scene for the Start of the Cam it Oree. With the arrival of troop 53 scoutmaster Kendall Adams rain cloths were distributed sleeping bags were unrolled and the floor of the Lodge Given a Good sweeping. Different scouts were assigned to water and Wood details. By 5 45 . The sky had turned to the darkness of a Winter night. As i peered out of the Cabin i could see troop 47�?Ts fires glowing in the Pine tree Grove nearby. The Cabin was silhouetted in the darkness and Only the White smoke pouring from the Chimney could be seen. It was still snowing. After a bag supper had ended scouts could do what they wanted. Some were playing cards others Reading books. Some were staring into the fire which seemed to be dancing. The crackling and sizzling made the room a bit More alive. And yet it seem win Camporee contest a winners of a Toboggan run contest held during a Winter Camporee last weekend were these scouts of Bennington troop 53 from left Jim Harrington Charles Watson and Bart Howe. These and other members of troop 53 and of troop 47 in Pownal spent the weekend at a scout Camp in Woodford. Steve Rice ladies Spring blouses sizes 32-38 assorted colors $ 400 de to be warning us that a cold Winters night would soon be Here. About 8 . We had delicious Turkey pies made by assistant scoutmaster Kenneth Gale. By 10 30 everyone was in bed and the lanterns were turned off leaving Only the fire to be seen. It had been a Fine first evening and tomorrow would be a big Day. The next morning a the temperature had gone Down to about Zero during the night a contests started at 9 30 after we had had breakfast washed the dishes and done other clean up chores. The first event was the Snowshoe race in which the course ran from the Cabin to the Spring and Back again a distance of about one fourth of a mile. The four contestants All from troop 53, gathered at the starting line and were off. Jim Harrington got a Quick Lead Over Charles Watson. But Here show they finished Watson first Harrington second Charles Mathers third and Bart Howe fourth. Next contest was the Toboggan run. The first heat was made up of team a a Howe Watson and Harrington a of troop 53, and for team a of troop 47, Jeffrey rounds Gerry la Croix and Steve Labonte. Team a won easily Over team b. The second heat consisted of two troop 53 teams. Team a was made up of Alan Watson Paul Prescott and Frank Johnson and team b was Richard Stratton Wynn Metcalfe and Ricky Howe. Again it was team a Over team b. In the Runoff team a of the first heat overwhelmed team a of the second heat. In a final event Harrington won a three Lap three quarters of a mile Snowshoe race Over Charles Watson by just five feet. After lunch 17 scouts were assigned to a Wood detail to carry up a pile at the foot of the Hill. Evening arrived and the temperature started to dip. For supper we were treated to Quot or. Giles Stew together with biscuits Turkey dressing and Cocoa. After dinner Stephen Wassick Kevin Murphy and Kim Clark All of troop 53, were presented their second class pins and badges. Also prizes for the contests were handed out with flashlights going to Charles Watson and James Harrington. Later games were played and pit and cake served to scouts of both troops. By 9 30 everyone was in bed. So ended saturday and tomorrow we would be going Home. Almost everybody slept inside the Lodge that night and As it turned out the temperature went Down to about 15 below Zero. After breakfast the next morning we All began packing and preparing to leave Camp. Those scouts who had slept out one night and had cooked three of their own meals out of doors had completed the requirements for an operation Snowflake badge. Scouts of troop 53 who did this were William Wright Jim Harrington Wynn Metcalfe Wayne Jacobs Gregory Racicot Ricky Howe Richard Stratton Martin and Theodore Betts John Dlskoski and Jeff Locklin. All the members of troop 47 who were there had slept out. They were David John and Karl Grunsendorf Tom Rhodes Jeffrey rounds Steve Labonte Gerry Lacroix Bruce Harris Jerome St. Peter John Pudvar Leonard Duval Peter Roy Mike Lewis Edward Messina Richard Rogers Ray Sweet Tom Langlais Dean Dixon and Charles Kokoras. Other members of troop 53 on the Camporee who slept inside the Lodge were Kim Clark starts tomorrow warehouse cleanup free with any Purchase $59.95 or Over 2 Matching table lamps bargains on All four floors. See this weeks Tri Stater for five pages of values open an account furniture co. 519-525-529 main Street Bennington phone 442-5346 a open Friday evenings Bennington cited by cd official for Lack of adequate planning Robert Burgess Keith Morse Alan and Charles Watson Stephen Wassick Paul Prescott Scott Butler Bart Howe Stephen Grover Ralph Mavilla Terry Hunt Bill Harrington Frank Johnson Chris Bergquist and myself. American again pancakes Ace Liberal Kan. Up a Rachel crites an 18-year-old blonde zipped through a 415-Yard course while flipping a Pancake in Skillet to win the annual shrove tuesday International Pancake race in a record time of one minute 4.5 seconds. Miss crites a receptionist for an aircraft firm in Liberal had to turn in a record performance to top the Mark set six hours earlier by schoolgirl Janet Bunker 16, in Olney England. Miss Bunker youngest competitor Ever to enter the race had turned in a time of one minute 5.1 seconds equating the old record. But miss crites retained the Crown for the women of Liberal and the United states making the score nine wins for the Kansas town and eight for Olney in the trans Atlantic race. The rules in the contest which has a religious connotation dating to the Middle Ages Call for the feminine entries to flip a Pancake in the respective skillets three times As they race the 415 Yards to the finish line. St. Albans a Pentagon Bason officer John Mahanna attached to the civil defense office of the Secretary of the army outlined a Vermont a shelter deficit tuesday night to members of the Auto Noe club Here. During the course of his address Mahanna cited Bennington As an example of a Vermont Community where Little civil defense planning has been made. Mahanna said Vermont with a population of $390,000 has stocked Only 199 fallout shelters with spaces for 70,000 persons. Only 323 shelters with theoretical Protection for 138,000 persons have been even a located in the state Mahanna said. The shelter deficit he continued does not include a people from other states or from nearby Canada who May be in your state for educational business recreational or other purposes at Peak periods and who would also need Mahanna cited Burlington As a Vermont Community where some Progress has been made. Facilities have now been stocked that would provide spaces for Over half of Burlington a population Mahanna said. A there in St. Albans with a population of 9,000, the picture in t too Good Mahanna continued. A Only four facilities were located by the National shelter Survey with spaces for 846 Mahanna said St. Albans is not an a isolated Case and mentioned a Rutland Bennington and Brattleboro As communities that have done Little planning. Mahanna said the potential of nuclear War a is with us every Day and criticized the attitude of persons who a turn away from the ugly picture it presents. A we often hear it said that nothing can be done about it that peace is the answer Mahanna said. A peace is the answer but the history of the world is not marked with perfect solutions to human problems. If history has taught us anything it has taught us to be prepared to make use of less than perfect solutions to the problems we face and this includes the threat of nuclear War. Mahanna listed six Steps currently being taken by the civil defense office in cooperation with state and local governments to increase fallout accommodations. A the National shelter Survey is now surveying All new construction such As High schools that contain potential shelter space. A a Low Cost ventilation kit has been developed that will per Mit the use of buildings previously unsuitable for shelter purposes. The kit will also increase the capacity of existing shelters. A a program is under Way to enable shelter occupants to use the water that would be a trapped Quot in a building s regular plumbing during an emergency this reducing the number of Bulky water containers needed in shelter areas. A a a smaller structures Survey is now under Way to identify buildings that contain shelter space for less than 50 persons which is the present minimum size for Public shelters. A a a whom basement Survey Quot now being tested in Rhode is land will provide homeowners with information about the shelter potential of their cellars. A a Community shelter programs Quot based on earlier studies of selected cities in each state Are now being directed on a state wide basis. Of Tijuana brass we have All 5 lpns Mono $2.95 stereo $3.95 Noveck Shultz record 411 main St. Dial 2-6926 Headquarters hotel Putnam bldg. Bennington it. Colonial shopping Clr Williamstown it a a a. Softly skimming. Knit flatters As it glides from soft Cream color Dacron polyester knit to a taste of Honey shading at the hip. Then a burst of Navy or pumpkin at the skirt. Sizes 8 to 16. By Domani knits. 35.00 new from More popular priced stereo models with More Fine features than Ever before. 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