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Bennington Banner (Newspaper) - January 21, 1966, Bennington, Vermont 12-Bennington Banner Fri by january 21, 1966 aesthetics is. Safety Union school Compromise the it. Anthony Union school Board Learned thursday night that Montpelier state fire Marshall Edgar Vergin is a formidable Man Colin Smith representative of the architectural firm of Ben Thompson and associates told the Board he obtained few concessions from Vergin during a recent interview on the Issue of using Safe but ugly a wire Glass in the construction of the new High school Interior. Vergin Smith said was Little swayed by the argument fire resistant reinforced Concrete rasher than steel has been used in the school s construction. The school has received a High fire insurance rating on its original design but Vergin feels extensive use of wire Glass is necessary to improve its safety Smith reported. On other Points Vergin was almost As unyielding Smith indicated. Glass spaces around the Library will not be reduced in total area As the fire Marshall originally recommended nor will they be wired. But panes of Glass will have to be broken up into smaller units Smith said. A pane measuring to feet by 6 feet for example will have to be obituary mrs. Joseph Ridley Manchester a mrs. Bertha Smith Morley Ridley 84, widow of Joseph Ridley died thursday in a Manchester Center nursing Home. She was born sept. 2, 1881 in Philadelphia pa., daughter of George and Ida Morley. She lived in Manchester for 22 years. She was a member of the Manchester congregational Church and Adoniram chapter Oes. She is survived by two daughters miss Susan Ridley of new York City and mrs. Jane Palmer of Manchester a brother l. Morton Morley of Atlantic City . And a grandson. Funeral services will be conducted at the Brewster funeral Home in Manchester Center saturday at 2 . By the Rev. Jerome j. Hevey jr., pastor of the Manchester congregational Church. Burial will be in the Arlington cemetery Drexel Hill a. Funeral Harles la. Hall the funeral of Charles h. Hall Well known resident of Bennington who died at North Adams Hospital monday night after a Long illness was heavily attended at Mahar amp son funeral Home thursday morning. The Rev. William Abernethy North Bennington congregational Church pastor officiated. Bearers were Harry Fruitrich and Jesse Watson elks Lodge Howard Ouhl and Ralph Knapp Moose George Facto and Rob Ert Chapman eagles. Wednesday night the three lodges with which or. Hall had been a longtime member held their services at the funeral Home. Participating in the elks service were exalted ruler Louis Bellemare Dominick Yarnel esteemed leading Knight Charles Boyle esteemed Loyal Knight Albert Jones Esquire. The Moose was led by their governor Frederick Harwood and the eagles with their president Alpherie a. Ross and acting chaplain Ralph Bent. Entombment was in Park Lawn Chapel with burial in the family lot in Grandview cemetery North Bennington in tin Spring. Relatives and friends attended from North Bennington Arlington Woodford and the surrounding area also Lanesboro mass. Walden theatre Williamstown now playing through saturday a i press file is a thinking Many a Goldfinger a a a blood in guts spy thriller Quot a y Dah y mews a a taut tingling film Quot it a unto fat amp Al of in a at 7 15 and 9 15 broken up into three smaller sections. Wire Glass will have to be used extensively a a upstairs in the school and Glass spaces will have to be reduced in the shop Section. On the whole Smith said Ben Thompson and associates is a reasonably Happy with the results of the Vergin interview for the fire Marshall might have insisted on severe curtailment of Glass areas throughout the school damaging a concept Basic to the school s aesthetic design. What has happened Smith said is that Glass spaces will have to be broken up rather than reduced. Vergin s feeling about wire Glass will prove expensive for the school District Smith noted wire Glass is twice As costly As regular Glass and its use As Vergin has directed will result in a several thousand dollars of additional expense. No exact estimate of the additional expense was available last night. Smith noted a Factor in Vergin s intransigence has been his Reliance on antiquated National safety codes. Vermont has no comprehensive code for verging a guidance Smith said and the fire Marshall could be blamed for a a ignoring the National code in the unlikely event of disaster. Insurance companies Smith said would be Quick to Collar Vergin in such a situation. The general feeling of the Board thursday night was that the Best has been made of a difficult situation. The Beauty of the High school has not been seriously curtailed although some of the safety measures will be ungainly and certainly costly. News of the legislature committee holds hearing on Cable to regulation helping the Rescue squad Thomas Kinney chairman of the House committee at the Bennington veterans of foreign wars Post and Ernest Costa commander of the local vow Post present Bennington Rescue squad president Richard Torrey two handfuls of filled Coin cards and a Check for a total contribution of $80. The Money was raised by the vow Post and its auxiliary As part of its Community service program. Buckler Union school construction going according to schedule Montpelier up a the House banking and corporations committee headed by rep. Daulton Mann r Peru has opened hearings on a Bill calling for state regulation of Cable television companies. The feeling in the Public hearing thursday was of mixed opinion. There were those such As Ernest Gibson Iii chairman of the Public services Board who said there was a need to regulate Cable television and to keep it from becoming a monopoly. The drafters of the Bill democratic rep. Anthony Buracynski and Republican rep. John s. Burgess both of Brattleboro said they believed Cable television needed regulations to curb High rates and poor service. But those who own and of it Erate Community Antenna television cables a As they Are commonly called a voiced their exposition to the measure. Paul Clark owner of cat in Bennington pointed out that while installation rates were High when the service first started they have dropped considerably Over the years. His Cable television specials have saved the Bennington Community More than $10,000 in its four years of operation he said. Letters of disapproval also were read from school superintendents in St. Johnsbury and Burlington. William Hunter owner of radio station Dot in Burlington told the committee that it would be a premature move on the state s part to adopt a Bill regulating Cable television. He said the Federal communications commission is studying the cat situation and May announce shortly ground rules for its operation and maintenance. But the principle spokesmen opposed to any measure putting Public service Board control on Cable television were judge Henry Black of Wilder and former it. Gov. Ralph Foote of Middlebury. Kit is attack continued from Page i close to bring in air support. The spokesman said the South koreans were reinforced almost immediately and that the opposing sides engaged in hand to hand combat for two hours. When the fighting was Over the South koreans counted the bodies of 46 Viet Cong there was no report on How the civilians fared. The spokesman said South koreans casualties in the engagement were Light. Scattered clashes Between the Viet Cong and american troops also marred the second Day of the lunar new year truce. In an incident connected with new year celebrations a military spokesman said a truckload of South korean troops opened fire in a Saigon Street a few Hundred years from . Ambassador Henry Cabot lodges residence when they mistook the sound of exploding firecrackers for gunshots. The South korean spokesman said that miraculously despite the burst of machine gun fire no one was injured. The Viet Cong cease fire announcement said guerrillas would Stop fighting vietnamese australian new zealand and South korean forces during the new York Holiday. But it made no reference to americans. The it. Anthony Union school Board meeting thursday evening at the High school office on Park Street heard a report from its clerk on the works that construction at the school site is proceeding very nearly on schedule. A a rumours to the contrary a said James h. Mann a we Are not behind Mann said construction was just about As advanced As it should be at this time. By the end of the month the George a. Fuller co., general con tractors should be ahead of schedule in some areas. Barring unforeseen complications the school should be finished on its target Date in november 1966, Mann said. Progress charts should be available before Long Mann added. In other business the school Board tabled a request from architect Colin Smith on behalf of his firm Ben Thompson and associates. Smith asked that his company be made responsible for selecting a a fixed As Well As a move Abler furnishings for the High school on the grounds that �?o50 per cent of the visual Impact of a schools Interior depends on the fixtures. A letter from Ben Thompson was read requesting the firm be Given a a control of the fixed furnishings. Under its present contract Ben Thompson and associates is responsible for selecting a a moveable furnishings but not a a fixed items such As furniture blackboards and lighting. Smith and Thompson jointly argued that manufacturers of fixed furnishings offer Little in their catalogues except standardized Ware that May or May not lend itself to the special design of the it. Anthony Union school. Care is need in purchasing Smith said. Discounting any supposed desire on the company a part for added profits Smith said responsibility for selecting fixed furnishings would probably not be a paying venture. The company is disinterested Smith said and merely wishes to insure that fixtures will be in Harmony with the building. The Board generally agreed the architects should be consulted on a co lord and other aspects of fixed furnishings but they expressed unwillingness to Grant the Ben Thompson request without further study. Supt. Howard f. Kelley said professional educators Are Best qualified to determine the functional aspects of the fixtures and suggested the primary responsibility for selecting the furnishings shall remain with himself and the Board. It was not immediately Clear whether architects fees for selecting the fixtures would result in a marked new expense for the District for Smith argued that work by Ben Thompson might bring indirect savings. Architects would presumably be paid 6v4 per cent of sums spent on fixtures. Kelley noted $25,000 might be spent on desks and classroom fixtures alone. In other action the Union school Board a was informed that a Federal error in computing the prevailing wage for area bricklayers May result in new expenses for the District. Fuller co. Believes the District should for items not appearing in its general contract and Montpelier sources Are pessimistic Over chances of the Federal government bearing the expense. The Board will complain to Washington however. A reviewed plans for a meeting of school District voters now set for feb. I at Beni at 8 . Voters will decide whether for $1,000, land and an easement shall be Given to Central Vermont Public service corporation for purposes of constructing an electric sub station at the end of Lyons Street to provide Power to the school. A Learned that Central Vermont Public service will Bear the costs of the special voters meeting. A hold the line9 policy endorsed at gop caucus Montpelier up a Republican lawmakers met in caucus thursday and immediately barred newsmen from sitting in. Republican rep. Kenalene Collins of Readsboro herself a reporter for the North Adams mass., transcript spoke out on behalf of newsmen being present. When the vote was overwhelmingly in favor of barring the newsmen the woman lawmaker left herself. But in caucus rep. Edward Eurlich a Waitsfield introduced a Resolution requesting that the gop stay within the $2 million state surplus figure during the current special session. Earlier in the week House speaker Richard s. Mallary of Fairlee asked House committee chairmen to hold the line of spending. A steering committee was also appointed headed by Mallary and majority Leader Lawrence Franklin of Guildford and will consider priority legislation to be presented during the session. Municipal court two local youths entered pleas of guilty to companion charges of breaking and entering in the daytime at this mornings session of Bennington municipal court. The pleas were entered by Dale e. Ross 16, of Shaftsbury and James t. Fairley 17, of Pine Road. Renewal Bennington briefs radar Man first class Richard Morse us son of mrs. M. Gilbar of North Bennington Road is continuing sixth Fleet operations in the Mediterranean aboard the guided missile heavy Cruiser Boston after spending the Holiday season in Beirut Lebanon. There will be entertainment and a Buffet for elks members and qualified guests saturday at the elks Lodge rooms. This party will be for the Benefit of the Bennington Rescue squad. Mrs. Barbara Peterson is chairman of the committee of the Putnam Hose auxiliary sponsoring a Spaghetti supper for Putnam Hose members and wives saturday starting at 6 30 . At the Putnam Hose firehouse. Harte theatre now thru sat. Eve. 6 30 amp 8 30 sat. Mat. 2 . Kit a it no of the <5lamattftf to it it Hilt look n a Man amount sub t<<hni5<ok< plus cartoons Kenneth r. Clayton president of the county National Bank was re elected a director of the Vermont development credit corporation at the corporation s annual meeting tuesday in Montpelier. John Barrett of Williamstown mass., chef at the Paradise restaurant Here for nine years and owner of the dinner Bell restaurant in Bennington for two years has been named chief chef at the Phoenix hotel North Adams. He owned and operated the now defunct Lyn s restaurant in North Adams from 1958 to 1965. He has had 25 years experience in the restaurant business. A 9 to 15-Inch base packed powder was reported at Stratton Mountain ski area this morning with one Inch of new Snow. Good skiing is reported on the upper Mountain and Good to excellent on the Novice. All lifts Are operating. The Paramount Beauty shop will be closed from Jan. 22 until March i. Adv. Iron Kettle Friday special deep Fried scallops potato vegetable beverage. $1.25. Adv. Iron Kettle weekend special roast prime ribs of a jus. Complete dinner $2.50. Adv. Hospital notes thursday Jan. 20, 1966 admissions miss Patricia Jones North Bennington. Discharges master Kenneth Young mrs. Josephine Cadiz and son James Crowe Bennington Joseph Rogers Hoosick Falls mrs. Barbara Green and daughter North Adams mrs. Nancy Hess Shaftsbury. Continued from Page i methodist Church would be retained and utilized As the focal Point for the redevelopment. Unblock malls would be developed and he noted experience in developing similar projects elsewhere has been that people Are attracted to such a super blocks especially older people. He contended that in contrast to the South Side of main Street the North Side lacks continuity and shopping coherence. While this development plan was presented As the optimum for the Community burls suggested the minimal approach or first possible step be development of the traffic ring around the downtown area. His plan would include construction of two new streets. One would connect South Street to Washington Avenue by a Street beginning Between the courthouse and the municipal building. The second would connect North Street to Washington Avenue by a Street built on an Extension from pleasant Street. If these links were constructed the Loop would then be a rectangular ring bounded on the East and West by Valentine Street and Washington Avenue and on the North and South by pleasant Street and its Extension and Union Street with its Extension. And perhaps with a Eye towards resistance for development of his plan by downtown merchants who have reportedly not looked with any degree of enthusiasm on Burdiss earlier proposal for a mall on main Street Burdis said that merchants a have got to think beyond next fridays crowd and have to think of the Long he said the purpose underlying his development plan for the downtown business area is to a have something that will attract people Here and he noted that comments he has heard from people outside of Bennington who in the past have liked to shop Here is a that Bennington is losing some of its character since the fires by putting up inconsequential merchants in the downtown area will have a Chance to get a first hand look at Burdiss plans at a meeting arranged by the commission in the greater Bennington association office on feb. 3. At that time final results of a shoppers Survey taken earlier will be ready. On a the barn a this Folk singing Bennington vocal and instrumental Trio known As the travellers three will be appearing on org by a television show the barn saturday at i . On Channel 6. The three Are Beni students Stephen Mcgaughey left Nicholas Santo with Bass and John Mook. Photographer posed them on a Stair Way at the High school. Astronomy notes the word Zodiac is of greek origin and its variously interpreted to mean a the Circle of the signs or the a animal this is an imaginary Belt 16 degrees wide in which is positioned the ecliptic the path in which we find the Sun Moon and the planets. It contains 12 divisions or signs and As we shall see these Are not All the signs of animals. Stock a Cerates Dow Jones Bache amp co., Albany noon 30 industrials 984.57�?3.23 20 railroads 256.91 �?1.37 15 utilities 151.39 .24 composite average 347.33 a 1.10 volume 4,070,000 Hagerman the two were charged with breaking and entering in the daytime a House belonging to Kenneth j. Wilcox with intent to commit larceny. The offence was said to have occurred on or about june 12, 1965. Two other similar counts against each of the youths were dropped by the state. Judge George m. Ulenberg ordered pre sentence investigations in each of the felony cases. He released Ross in the custody of his Mother mrs. Marguerita Ross and Fairley in the custody of his father Paul Fairley. Representing Ross was atty. John p. Morrissey and representing Fairley was atty. Stephen h. Gilman. Two other cases were also taken up at this mornings court session. John n. Thompson 76, of Manchester pleaded no contest to a charge of careless and negligent driving Accident resulting and was fined $35 and costs. The Accident in which Thompson was involved was said to have occurred dec. 29 on . 7 in Arlington. William j. Hurley jr., 18, of North Bennington pleaded guilty to a charge of speeding on . 7 on the Bennington Flats Jan. 18 and paid a Fine and costs totalling $25.10. Jury returns verdict in civil suit a Bennington county court jury has found Bennington craftsman de Levin not liable for damages sought by a woman who took a fall at Levin s arts workshop at the Corner of North and county streets. Mrs. Evelina Sallisky of North Street according to court clerk George h. Plumb had sued Levin to recover Tor injuries sustained As a result of tripping Over some stonework erected by Levin at his workshop premises. The jury tuesday afternoon issued its decision finding Levin not liable. No both men act As counsels to various Vermont Cable television companies and said that charges that Cable television is a monopoly Are untrue. They said people have their own free Choice Between Community Cable television and the old Standard roof top antennas. Greene hits Highway dept. Montpelier up rep. Charles o. Greene let it. Albans has taken the state Highway department to task. Greene charged thursday in a House highways committee hearing that the department has deliberately overlooked the need for improved roads and highways Between Burlington and the Canadian Border before the opening of Montreal a expo 67. Another St. Albans representative Republican George t. Costes and Greene Are cosponsors of a joint House and Senate Resolution calling on the Highway department to Speed up construction of interstate 89 Between Chimney Corners and the Canadian line. The Resolution Calls for completion of the stretch before the exposition opens next june. Department completion Date is sometime in 1968, officials said. Three Bills introduced Montpelier up a when Vermont lawmakers filed into work today they found three More Bills to consider. The one House measure introduced by rep. Melvin Mand Igor Glover and rep. James d. Shea a Winooski seeks to provide municipal Relief for the poor and transient. And the two new Senate Bills one sponsored by Bennington county Sens. Allan b. Angney or. And Salvatore san Arcang Elo both republicans requests the amendment to the state teachers retirement system to provide for children s benefits. The other measure introduced by Rutland sen. George w. F. Cook and Bennington sen. Santarcangel seeks to Amend the state statutes relating to the publication Sale and distribution of obscene literature to minors. The Bill Calls for a Fine of not More than $1,000 and a year in prison. Burlington Ian press county sales l a idea Montpelier us Burlington mayor Frank Caln and two of his aldermen met with Chittenden grand Isle legislators thursday to discuss a proposed two cent county wide sales tax. Chairman of the Burlington Board of aldermen or. Henry Little said the lawmaker s reaction was a a Normal considering the fact that a new tax is never very popular. Recently Caln appointed a committee to investigate the possibility of establishing some Type of tax in the county. The committee suggested a local sales tax. Gov. Philip h. Hoff has voiced his opposition to any Type of sales tax for the state. The governor said the Burlington legislators Are not looking at the Long Range plan for the state of they consider the sales tax for their area. Dog licensing Bill Montpelier up a the Senate has passed the first of 16 Bills before it during the special session and has sent it on to the House for approval. The measure passed thursday seeks to standardize and improve dog licensing procedures in Vermont. Mic

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