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Bennington Banner (Newspaper) - July 6, 1966, Bennington, Vermont To Bennington Banner wednesday july 6, 1966 trustees miffed at the Banner Over intersection improvements town Village now have different tax collectors by John p. Hamilton apparently nettled by recent Banner editorials Village fathers tuesday night refused to outline in Public session details of any Progress they Are making in securing a centrally located Light for the Corner of Valentine and main streets in Bennington Village. The Banner in recent weeks had called for an end to what it termed a delays Quot in securing a centrally located set of signals for the Corner. Frequent accidents at the intersection had been attributed to a supposed inability of motorists to spot traffic lights now placed to the sides of the highways. The official refusal to discuss Progress came from Charles Bodyne who is chairman of the trustees traffic and police committee. Bodyne said trustees had taken their limit of a a abuse on the subject both from the Banner and from persons around town. He said that when the Central Light is set up in the intersection the Public will be informed of it. Bodyne relaxed his position somewhat in remarks made after the Board meeting was adjourned promising a Central Light someday for the Corner but noting that the business of securing one had proved time consuming and will not be resolved repeating what trustees have said before a that the Central Vermont Public service corporation is in the process of obtaining a necessary Light pole for the signals a Bodyne added that the situation at the Corner of Valentine and main is to some measure dependent on another situation at the Putnam Square intersection. According to Bodyne trustees Are seeking new traffic signals there to comply with a state Law affecting the intersection. The current Putnam Square signals would be relocated at main and Valentine streets As soon As Humphrey defends . Viet policy los Angeles up a vice president Hubert h. Humphrey said today the communists in Viet Nam have suffered a series of a smashing defeats Quot in recent months. The initiative he said has shifted to . And Allied forces. Humphrey came Here to defend policy in Viet Nam before the National governors conference which was prepared to declare its support for that policy. Upstate strike of carpenters in second Day Burlington up a a strike by More than 300 Union carpenters in Northwestern Vermont has moved into its second Day halting 32 construction jobs costing More than $20 million. Members of the local 683 of the United brotherhood of carpenters and joiners of America Al Cio voted monday night to strike after they were unable to reach agreement with a group of Vermont contractors on a wage increase in a new three year contract. Both sides said today they expect a a prolonged strike. James Lyman or. Of Burlington chairman of the locals negotiating committee said the Union had rejected the 90 cent an hour offer of the contractors he has not said How much the Union wants. Lyman said his group is not seeking a $2 increase As suggested by Arthur Johnson vice president and treasurer of Ken Cliff construction inc. Johnson said the 90-cent offer Over the next three years is the largest wage boost that has been offered to members of a Craft in Vermont. Lyman said however the hourly wage rate paid Union carpenters has dropped Well beneath the level paid to other building tradesman. Astronomy notes the Large Bright Star High in the Western sky Early evening is Denebola in the Tail of Leo the lion. Well to the South we see the Brilliant Spica at almost overhead and a Little South we find Arcturus. These three stars form another of our Well known equilateral triangles. On a line Between Deneb and Arcturus and a Little nearer to the first is the famous Little Constellation Berneice a hair. This is now in a favourable position to be seen and the absence of the Moons Light enhances its co webby appearance. In his speech Humphrey said the recent bombing of Oil depots near Hanoi a was a military action against Clear military objectives. A the decision was carefully weighed Quot he said. A it was designed for two purposes a to slow Down the rate of infiltration which has been taking a toll in Allied lives and to help convince the North vietnamese leadership that their aggression in the South will be too costly to sustain. A today there must be some hard thinking taking place in Hanoi. Our adversary must know that time is not on his Side Quot Humphrey said . Policy in Viet Nam was part a of a coherent restrained and responsible bipartisan american foreign policy that has emerged Over the past 20 a it is a foreign policy that has carefully avoided the dangerous courses either of appeasement of nuclear risk taking Quot he said. He likened . Action in Viet Nam to its resistance to a Jim a Unis in in Greece Korea and the cuban missile crisis. Humphrey said there were basically Only two options in Viet Nam a stay or get a pullout he said a could Only encourage further communist aggression in Asia and would jeopardize the integrity of the Independent nations of that part of the world. He said withdrawal and Reliance on nuclear weapons to contain asian communism would mean constantly facing the Choice to a risk War or capitulate. It is a Choice we do not and must not have to funeral Harte theatre How Attru tues. Eve. 7 30 . Wed., sat., amp Sun. Mat. 2 . Adults $1.00, children soc All shows direct from its reserved seat engagements Battle of the bulge Ultra pan vision i i technicolor i from warn r Oros wms Bruce e. Wood funeral services for Bruce Edward Wood son of or. And mrs. Lucius r. Wood of Burgess Road were largely attended at the Han son Walbridge funeral Home on tuesday afternoon. The Rev. Alfred Scott pastor of the North Bennington Baptist Church officiated and gave the committal prayers at Park Lawn cemetery where burial took place. Bearers were close friends and companions a William Frechette Harold Bleau Leon tur Geon David Leblanc Peter Harrington Bill Harmon and Stephen Crawford. Calling at the funeral Home Over the weekend were members of the class of 1967 of it. Anthony Union High school of which Bruce was a member teachers from Bennington High school friends neighbors and relatives. Members of the class of 1967 were also in attendance at the funeral riv4-lip la "1&Quot&Quot this tonight thru tues. Iseri la Broccoli Harry Shim Sean Connery thunderball Quot Thi Arr inn Trail Muri Lanc a s i k ii Lee he Mac k Iii Hutton their replacements arrived. Bodyne did not specify however whether the new signals had been ordered yet or How Long trustees expected the signal Transfer to take. He took the general position that trustees Are working on the problem and that they will solve it in due course quite apart from Public demands for Speed. On a related matter concerning cautionary signs for main and Valentine streets Bodyne was More definite. He said that signs and stencils to warn motorists of the intersection have been ordered and Are being readied and should be set up within the next few weeks. Bodines complaint of a a abuse from the newspaper and the Public was Given Edge by a memorandum entitled a poor editorials submitted to trustees by their president Henry h. Mallory. Mallory a memorandum said Thot in the most recent Accident at the Corner of Valentine and main which was reported in tuesdays Banner and commented on by an editorial note a the Lead Driver a did his civic duty by stopping for a red Light signal which is the Light. Under the Accident occurred sunday and was described by Village police As a rear end collision caused by one Driver failing to Stop in time for another car that stopped for the traffic signal. A is the editor getting his information from rumours Quot the memorandum asked. Mallory continued a this is not the first time the local news medium editorials have distorted their obligation in reporting the True Conception of the accidents at this he recommended the banners editorial staff a meet More often and Correct their own problems and cease criticizing the trustees and police Driver in fatal crash is jailed Rutland a Ralph m. Coyne 26, of Bennington was lodged in Rutland county jail tuesday night pending arraignment Here this morning in connection with a fatal crash. In a complaint signed by states atty. Robert e. West Coyne has been charged with careless and negligent driving resulting in the one car crash on it. 30 in Pawlet sunday that took the life of Terry Wager 14, of Bennington. Police have identified Coyne As the Driver of the car Enro Ute to Lake St. Catherine at the time of the Accident. Coyne was arrested tuesday after being released from Putnam memorial Hospital where he had been recovering from head injuries suffered in the Accident. A slab hearing on go Case is postponed a National labor relations Board hearing that was to have been held thursday on a complaint issued against the Bennington Plant of Globe Union inc. Alleging unfair labor practices has been postponed until Early August it was Learned today. The hearing according to James d. Williams Bennington Plant manager is now scheduled for to ., tuesday aug. 2, at the Bennington county courthouse. The complaint was issued by the Boston regional office of the Norb As a result of charges brought against the company by the International Union United automobile aerospace and agricultural implement workers of America Lawal Cio and its local 1371, the collective bargaining unit for production maintenance and certain other employees at the local Plant. Negotiations Between management and the local on a first contract begun Early this year for several months have been at a stalemate. Williams said that one bargaining meeting was held in june but that a no new developments Quot resulted. He said further talks have been suspended until after the Norb hearing. Citation for Beni a v Winston j. Rose left president of the Vermont education association accepts a a pacemaker award from irvamae Applegate president of the National education association and Jess Gorkin editor of Parade the sunday newspaper Magazine in National school recognition project at Miami Beach during the 104th annual Nea convention held last week. The award recognized Bennington High school for its course for High school sophomores in non Western civilization the first such required course in Vermont. Library trustees vote to leave 4 Nigger head name unchanged Montpelier up a the Board of stake Library trustees has ruled out a name change for Nigger head Pond and selectmen l Ake up Callan sign problem James g. Callan proprietor of the Willows Mobile Home court on North Bennington Road appeared before Bennington selectmen tuesday night to seek their approval of a sign he has placed in front of his establishment. A a Callan appeared before the selectmen last april requesting permission for the sign and at that time was directed to Contact town billboard administrator Hal Halvorsen for the required town billboard permit. Since then Callan has put up the sign but failed to receive Hal worsens approval apparently because the sign is closer to the Center of the Highway than the minimum 35 feet allowable under the town billboard ordinance selectmen tuesday reiterated that approval must be secured from the billboard administrator and advised Callan to consult Halvorsen to try to work out an arrangement whereby the sign could meet town specifications. The selectmen also said they would consult Halvorsen about the matter but warned of approval is not soon forthcoming the sign will have to be removed. In other matters the select men received a signed agreement from or. And mrs. Leroy e. Oldham of Lyons District giving the town the right to relocate a drainage course which runs across their property. A Culvert through which the course runs part of the distance had become clogged blocking the flow of water and causing flooding of the Road. In the agreement the town was authorized to dig a ditch across the Oldham property and in it Lay 60 feet of Culvert pipe. Also the town was Given the right to maintain the Culvert and drainage course in the future. Acknowledging their responsibility for the private course the Oldhams agreed to reimburse the town for the Cost of 20 feet of Culvert pipe. The selectmen agreed to ask auditors to Check the accounts of former tax collector Julia k. Nash before they Are turned Over to her successor John e. Malone. No action was taken on the removal of the Honor Rolls in front of the town and Village offices. A joint veterans organization committee has plans to replace them with a Monument and Register of names in connection with a new Park it is developing next to the greater Bennington association on South Street but apparently the committee wishes the Honor Rolls to remain standing until it has completed compilation of the Register. Federal Aid continued from Page i per cent of staffing costs. The government share would decrease gradually to 30 per cent the fourth year and after that there would be no further Aid. The addition planned by us would have about 2,000 Square feet. There would be two interview rooms for a psychologist and social worker an office for a nurse occupational therapist a group therapy room a Large general activity area a smaller room for quiet activities and a Kitchen. Patients who As yet would be unable to remain at Home or work during Day would go to the special treatment Center for recreational and occupational therapy to help them prepare for a return to Independent living. Some services would also be available to psychiatric patients at the Hospital. Us is one of three of Vermont a nine Community mental health services that Are located at general hospitals in the communities they serve. Nigger head Mountain in Groton state Forest. The Board voted 4-1 tuesday to retain the names which critics regard As offensive. The majority said no racial slur was intended by use of the designations. By its action the Board refused to follow the Lead of neighbouring new Hampshire which last year changed Nigger head Mountain in Al Okeny to Rogers ledge in Honor of maj. Robert Rogers a hero of the French and Indian War. Vermont a Nigger head Mountain also known As Nigger head ledge is a 2,128-foot Peak near Marshfield. The Pond nearby is about a mile Long and is a pop ular fishing and camping spot. In March the names were labelled As a repugnant for a great Many americans Quot by Philip c. Wallwork of the automobile Legal association in Boston who asked gov. Philip h. Hoff to have them changed. Hoff said he agreed and a group of private citizens later backed Wallwork a request. James s. Holden of Bennington chief Justice of the Vermont supreme court and chairman of the Library trustees strongly urged his colleagues to change the names. Justice Holden said that it was wrong to retain a a derogatory the four Man majority rejected the change arguing that Bennington briefs the Board of the Bennington school District inc. Will hold its regular meeting at 7 30 tonight at the office of the Bennington South supervisory Union at 604 main St. There will be a meeting for the legion of the Moose thursday night july 7 at 8 . At the Lodge room. Bennington Village firemen quickly doused a fire late tuesday evening that damaged a 1963 Falcon station Wagon at the intersection of North and county streets. Fire chief Charles Sawyer said the fire apparently started when the car owned by m. W. Powers inc. Of North Bennington backfired into the Carburettor igniting gasoline. Sawyer stolen car in Accident state police investigating an Early morning Accident wednesday on North Bennington so Brick Row Quot a portion of it. 67, found a damaged vehicle that had been stolen from Rutland earlier during the night. The operator of the car had disappeared from the Accident scene and was still being sought today. Police said the car a 1962 Cadillac convertible reported stolen by Donald l. Taylor of Rutland sustained a moderate Quot Damge to its right front end. According to police the car was northbound about 3 15 When it felled to negotiate a curve traversed a Lawn and hit a tree returned across the Road went Down an embankment and came to rest in a Garden owned by John Briggs. Another Accident in Sunderland occurred tuesday about 5 45 ., and involved cars operated by Ann b. Grimes 77, of Ridgefield Conn., and Emil h. Miller 57, of Bristol Conn. Moderate property damage but no injuries ensued. Police said the Grimes car was turning out of the Sunder land Burrows Road when it was struck by the Miller car which was northbound on . 7. Said the fire was extinguished in a matter of minutes. There was a not too much Quot damage he noted. The social Security administration District office in Rutland servicing All Southern Vermont will be open each saturday morning starting july 9 from 8 30 To 12 30 . For an indefinite period of time. The Bennington school District Board of civil authority will meet at the District office at 604 main St., saturday july 9 from 7 . To 8 . The purpose of the meeting is to determine the eligibility and add names to the Check list to be used at the polls for the districts first annual meeting july 12. Lost 2 female setters i White amp Tan the other White amp Black. Sandgate tag number 33. If found phone Clifford Ferris 375-6000. Reward. Adv. Or. E. G. Crealese will be attending a research seminar in it. Worth Texas july 6 through to. Regular office hours will resume monday july la at 2 . Adv Wilson Ford closed for vacation. Adv Hospital notes tuesday july 5, 1966 admissions miss Josephine hard Manchester depot mrs. Margaret Cottrell Hoosick Falls mrs. Louise Powers North Bennington mrs. Madeline Cullinan of Shaftsbury july 3. Discharges mrs. Marilyn Bliss and son Arlington. Other births born july 3 at Cohoes memorial Hospital a daughter Gail Ann to or. And mrs. Roger Lampron of Cohoes ., formerly of Bennington. The new arrival weighed six pounds nine ounces. Mrs. Lampron is the former Patricia Moss of Cohoes who was located in Bennington for a time. The couple have another daughter Donna. The governmental Hydra grew another head last night As Village trustees refused to go along with town selectmen a Choice of a successor for mrs. Julia k. Nash and appointed John j. Devito tax collector for Bennington Village. Town selectmen a week ago appointed John Malone collector of taxes for the town of Bennington effective until town meeting next year. The town and Village posts have traditionally been held by the same official. In appointing Devito Village tax collector for one year trustees noted they had not been consulted by selectmen before the town appointment was made. Trustee Joseph a. Pello or. Said the Village is the larger governmental body and that if selectmen had desired a single tax collector for the Community they should have met with Village fathers before making their Choice. The Choice of Devito As tax collector was unanimous although Village fathers also considered Thomas h. Cronin for the Job. Following Devito a nomination by George Ryan Village president Henry h. Mallory recalled that Cronin had written a letter june 17 requesting that he be considered for the appointment. After some discussion the motion to appoint Devito was carried. Village atty. Johnh. Williams who said the dual appointments will Only last until Village and town meetings next year. Suggested that two tax collectors May not prove to be a poor idea for the Community. Defaulters who own property in both town and Village he noted will be a hounded Quot by two collectors instead of one perhaps with better results. In accepting the resignation of mrs. Nash As tax collector trustees expressed gratitude for her Long service and directed that she be sent a letter of commendation. Applications required for Absentee votes town clerk Mary Hodeck wishes to remind those voters who Are physically unable to attend the polls for the Bennington school District meeting tuesday july 12, that they May vote an Absentee ballot but their official application must be in the town clerks office by 9 ., Friday july 8. This same deadline also applies to those who Are already out of town. Those voters who will be out of town on tuesday May vote at the town clerks office up until noon on monday july la. To accommodate these voters the town clerks office will be open the following hours to 5 . Today thursday from 9 To 5 . Friday from 9 To 9 . And saturday from 9 a. In. To noon. When the names were Given no slur was intended. Voting to retain the names were Vermont National democratic committeeman William j. Ryan of Montpelier former Secretary of state Rawson my Rick of Montpelier state rep. H. Ward Bedford a candidate for state treasurer and associate supreme court Justice p. L. Shangraw of St. Albans. State rep. Graham was the Only member of the Board favouring a change. The chief Justice votes Only in Case of a tie. Ryan said nothing had been brought out at a hearing april 6 to show that any malicious intent was meant. He said he had lived in Vermont All his life and never had heard the names used with hostile intent. Ryan said a Nigger head Quot also is a logging expression describing something used to secure a raft of logs. He said it also might be an Indian name meaning Fork in a Trail or Brook. Ryan said eight or nine names had been suggested to the Board in place of the present names but the Board itself had not offered any. Among the names offered by citizens were Ethan Allen Pond and Mountain and names of prominent citizens in the area. Wallwork who had suggested a name memorializing the late president Kennedy tuesday night urged the trustees to reconsider their action. Hobo contest a Camp y Woods campers from left Nanette Potter Gregory Dana and Francis Collin Are shown after winning first places for their respective tribes in the Hobo Day contest held during the Campos opening last week. Day Camp opens with hike and Hobo contest Camp y Woods the Day Camp of the Bennington Myca concluded its first week of operation with a hike to the fish hatchery on South Stream Road. While there the operation of the unit was explained and a truck was loaded with fish for stocking. The High Point of the week was Hobo Day when campers and staff came to Camp dressed As hobos. Three winners were judged from each tribe with first places going to Nanette Potter Gregory Dana and Francis Collin. Other highlights of the week were capture the Flag won after much Effort by the Blue team Archery and the development of each tribes area. The three tribes Are the White stripes blackfeet and Apache. Each is building fireplaces lean tos tables and benches out of materials found at the Camp. Swimming instruction has taken place each afternoon at the a by a Pool. During the present week the campers will make items in crafts learn More Cam Craft skills and Archery Camp out overnight Hunt for a Watermelon take a trip and go fishing. Camper attending during the first week were Francis Collin Gregory Dana Peter Geannelis Joseph Hart Robert knights playground notes any boys entering 8th, 9th or 10th Grade and interested in participating in a summer basketball program Are requested to meet at the Stark Street playground thursday at 6 30 . This program will be a Good Opportunity for local boys to get in shape for the Schoolboy basketball season. Any girls 8-14 years of age interested in playing softball for either the Stark Street of memorial Park playground Are asked to report at the Stark Street Field thursday at 9 30 Death toll set Kathmandu Nepal up a the official death toll was placed at 24 tuesday from the earthquake that rocked the Western part of this High Himalayan kingdom i As t month. David Laporte Gregory Lewis Wiiri Nuckolls Mark Peterson David Saliba Michael Wargo and Buck Noyes. Also attending were Deborah Jesseman Robin Kenyon Nanette Potter Janet Mcgaughey Nancy Burgess Linda Burgess Barbara Burgess Kimberly Walsh and Virginia Randall. Registrations Are being accepted at the a by Quot for the second period beginning july la and the third which starts july 25. Further information is available at the a by a. Flight pact Paris up a France and new zealand wednesday signed an agreement giving French airlines the right to use Auckland on around the world flights. Stock averages Dow Jones Bache amp co., Albany noon july 6, 1966 30 industrials 880.17 4.90 20 railroads 228.52 1.61 15 utilities 132.51 .45 composite average 309.03 1.77 volume 2,700,000 Colonie summer i he a i i i mile North of Latham Circle Box off ice open to To to . Call 785-8559 now thru sunday Eddie Rich presents june Allyson in .1 Seiv comedy a Good a ghost Eves. 8 40 sat. 5 15 in 9 15 Sun. 8 in 8 . Child free with each paid ticket sat. 5 15 in Sun. 3 . Shows. Tickets at Box office by phone or write Box 136, Latham Tickets also Bennington bookshop. Mon. July la the suck vim is Welk of july 12-17 Menasha Skulnik in a a Wmk i \ the x do

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