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Bennington Banner (Newspaper) - July 10, 1963, Bennington, Vermont New Weston playhouse will open thursday i year after Blaze Weston a thursday night the Weston playhouse Here will open its 27th season with a performance of a musical comedy a the in any other year this announcement would arouse no More interest than any other opening of a summer Stock season. But this is no Ordinary year. For on the corresponding thursday of 1962, the Weston playhouse famed As one of the oldest and most Beautiful anywhere burned to the ground in a devastating Blaze that consumed costumes scripts scenery props As Well As the workshop and actors dormitory. At 8 . On that thursday 26 years of Devotion hard work and architectural Beauty Lay in smoking ruins a and at that Point an incredible year was about to begin. At la ., the playhouse theatre committee met to decide what a if anything a was to be done. This committee made up of Weston citizens is appointed by the West Community club inc., a non profit organization to operate the playhouse by noon the decision had been reached to continue the season a that very night a in a tent. If the actors had saved nothing else the committee members reasoned they had in their Heads the most irreplaceable of All ingredients necessary for the presentation of a play a lines. By 3 . That Day the townspeople had hammered into place the stakes for a huge tent. At 4 ., the precious scenery lighting equipment and folding chairs had arrived from the Dorset vt., and the new London,. Playhouses a and miraculously the curtain went up on the opening performance of a write me a murder a across the Beautiful Weston common from the still smoking ruins of the old playhouse. The show went on. Within a few hectic weeks the Board of trustees of the Community club had formed a fund raising committee and from near and far the contributions began to arrive. And then began the great debate How to spend the Money. Few of the 450 citizens of Weston were Neutral on the subject. Most were pledging substantial sums and All had Strong convictions As to what form the new building should take. Some Felt that a simple barn Type Structure would suffice for what had been mainly a ten week summer season in an unheated building. Others believed that the theatre should be Only a part of a real Community Center wherein Young and old could meet learn and enjoy during the Long Winters As Well As the Summers. Many feared that too ambitious a project would remember a Voe get double triple a is Quot Blue Stamps every wednesday at grand Union Empire no minimum up in a no mural i mile North of Latham Circle Box office open 10a.m. To 10p.m. Phone 785-8559 now thru sunday Eddie Rich presents Genevieve in Irma la Doull Eves. 8 40 sat. 5 30 amp 9 15 Sun. 8 . Tickets at Box office by mail or phone 785-8559 child free with each paid ticket for 5 30 sat. Show. Tickets also Bennington Book shop next week Van Johnson in Damn Yankees Mon. July 22 Victor Borge in comedy in music Ona night Only end up dwarfing the rest of the Village and in particular the famed common. On Jan. 16, after what seemed like years of meetings the decision was reached. A design submitted by Raymond Austin of Weston who had converted the original congregational Church into the famous theatre was accepted and the Board of trustees voted unanimously to rebuild on the site of the old theatre. March 25 a Bulldozer began pushing four feet of Snow into the West River and at this Point Good Luck entered the picture. The tremendous snowfall of last Winter had acted As insulation against the intense cold and immediate digging was possible. Had this not been so the reopening of the theatre this year might Well have proved impossible. A ground breaking ceremony was held March 30. On May 7, posters announcing the season s play schedule went up around Southern Vermont while director Harlan Grant of Winchester mass., the Man who had brought summer theatre to Weston in the beginning and nurtured it Ever since went about auditioning candidates for a professional acting company. Mrs. Louise Baldwin chairman of the theatre committee and miss Sarah Bailey chairman of the House committee grappled with the task of hiring feeding housing and paying a company of 25 due to descend on the Village june 30 to begin rehearsals All in a building that was barely beginning to be weatherproof. Last sunday an open House was held by the Board of trustees and the Weston woman a club to introduce the new building and the cast to the townspeople of Weston. The building it is hoped will reflect the wishes of the great majority of contributors. The theatre is larger with improved technical facilities and More comfortable seating. A Large Kitchen dining area Green room meeting rooms living facilities and considerable additional us Able space will be available to the playhouse operation during the summer a and to the entire Community the year round. Amazingly sufficient Money has been raised in and out of Weston in Cash and pledges to pay for the building a in the rough. This Means that it will be finished on the outside and unfinished but usable on the inside. Trustees feel that heating and insulation of the building will be possible this summer. A we Are Riding the Crest of the wave a said Harris Baldwin president of the Board of trustees. Contributions Are still coming in and if they continue to do so our year round Community House will be a reality this thursday gov. Hoff will arrive to dedicate what Many feel will turn out to be a new England landmark. The curtains will part at 8 30 on the opening performance of the 27th Weston playhouse season a and an incredible year will have come to an end. Korean Christian will visit North Bennington North Bennington a sunk Choe a korean Christian will have a full week of activity when he visits the North Bennington congregational Church As part of the a missionary to american program sponsored by the new England town and country Church commission. He will arrive Here saturday july 13, to meet his Host and hostess or. And mrs. Duncan Campbell. On sunday morning he will preach the Sermon at the Union service and will meet local residents at a Fellowship hour afterwards. Sunday afternoon there will be a family picnic for members and friends of the congregational Church at the Home of or. And mrs. Campbell. The picnic is scheduled for 4 to 7 . And each family is to bring its own supper in Case of rain the picnic will be held monday evening from 5 to 8 . The picnic has been planned to give Church families another Opportunity to meet and hear Choe. Choe s schedule Calls for a meeting with the meth con youth of North Bennington and Shaftsbury at 7 30 . Sunday evening at the congregational Chirch. During the week he will be helping with the vacation school. Tuesday morning at 10 30a.m. Will find the guest missionary ready to leave with members of the Junior department of the congregational Church school for an Outing which will take them to the Haystack Monument in Williamstown and to the atomic Energy Plant at Rowe mass. Adults will have a Chance to spend an evening of discussion with Choe wednesday at 8 . At the Home of or. And mrs. In. Bennington Church school begins july 15 North Bennington a the annual daily vacation school of the North Bennington congregational and Baptist churches will be held during the week of july 15 through 20 at the congregational Church Here. This years vacation school theme is a world friends in India and a special feature will be the presence of Sunki Choe a korean a missionary to America a who will visit the classes. All children no have passed their fourth birthday will be Welcome at the school. Adults Are invited to visit each Day from 9 to to . For singing and movies. Daily sessions will last from 9 to 11 45 . Each family is asked to make a contribution of 50 cents to help cover expenses and the children will also have an Opportunity to buy chickens at 25 cents each for shipment to Africa. The vacation school sharing program will be held on Friday evening july 19, at 7 . At the congregational Church. North Bennington or. And mrs. Babs Faun Wand three children of Nukka Nigeria arrived Here recently at the Home of her parents or. And mrs. Myron Jones of Bank Street. Mrs. Fagunwa and the children Are staying in town while or. Fagunwa is attending a conference of educational service inc. In Boston. Ninth Grant Sanson the Williamstown theatre Rosi dont equity company air conditioned july 513 show s hilarious comedy Man and Suchman tues.-fri., 8 40 2 per. Sat., 5 amp 9 Box 758 Williamstown mass. Tel 458-4146 next the night of the iguana Edward White. Thursday will be his Day of much needed rest his last meeting in North Bennington will be the vacation school closing program on Friday at 7 . Following the program Here he will leave for another week in another new England Church. Born 25 years ago in Shumun Jin a Small town in Eastern Korea near the 38th parallel Sunki Choe was brought up on confucian precepts. Three months prior to the outbreak of the korean War he entered Hwimoon High school in Seoul. With the fall of the capital City to the communists he set out on foot to return to his Home a journey which took la Days. After a series of Devastino experiences during the War Choe began to seek spiritual Consolation and in 1955 came into Contact with christians and heard the Christian gospel for the first time. Of this experience he says a with his help i made my decision to follow the lord and i rejoice in his saving the Young missionary has been working on his doctorate at the University of Massachusetts in the Field of government and he Hopes to dedicate himself to improving Rural conditions in Korea. Choe is one of two a Mission Erst sponsored by the new England town and country commission in its missionary to America program. The two will spend their summer working in town and country churches throughout new England. Experience has shown that getting to know christians from other lands in the intimate Way afforded new englander by this program has proved to be a unique and rewarding experience for the churches involved and for the missioners themselves. Those who might care to make a contribution to the a missionary to american program will be provided with special envelopes by Rev. Charles Parsley of the local congregational Church will see that they Are forwarded to the new England town and country Church commission of 74 egmont St. In Brookline mass. So a King of hearts brings wit to Dorset playhouse Dorset a a King of hearts a one of the wittiest comedy hits of the decade will be presented by the caravan theatre at the Dorset playhouse this thursday through sunday at 8 40 . Authored by Jean Kerr of a please done to eat the daisies a Fame and Eleanor Brooke the three act comedy about the private life of a famous cartoonist Paul Mueller Arlington Ann Marsh Tai do 6-23aa a meeting of the Little league mothers will be held thursday night at 8 . At the Home of mrs. Archie Hess. The Library is open Chi tuesday and thursday nights from 7 30 to 9. Swimming lessons sponsored by the red Cross will begin monday at the Arlington Community Pool and continue for three weeks ending aug. 2. Registration Blanks were distributed at the schools but those who did not get them May pick them up at the Pool Henry Coley will be the instructor. Hours for registering monday swimmers and advanced swimmers 9 . A intermediates at 9 30, beginners who can float to . And non floating beginners 10 30. Junior and senior life saving registration takes place at la. Mountain towns or. And mrs. Leonard Hatton of Waterford . Spent a weekend at the gift stand building recently purchased from Clarence Briggs. They were joined sunday by Allan read of Troy . Or. And mrs. Charles Stumpf of Hancock mass., accompanied by miss Hilda Ormianer and Alvin Roscow of new York City were visitors at the Home of or. And mrs. Charles Dearcopp monday was first produced on Broadway in 1954 with the late Donald Cook in the leading role. A King of hearts a was first presented by the car Avaner at the close of their 1957 fall color season with Steve Dunn Carol Arthur and Fred Carmichael in the leads. The entirely new production is staged by Fred Carmichael and Anthony Dingman has designed the setting of the modern studio apartment in new York City. Paul Mueler plays the leading role of Larry Larkin the egocentric cartoonist. Anne Bouchee is cast As his Long suffering Secretary Dunreath Henry and James Davis appears As Francis x. Dignan Larkin s ghost Arti St. Featured in the cast Are Philip Jordan of Manchester who plays Norman Larking a adopted orphan and Thomas Cooper of Dorset who appears As Billy a neighbor. Susan Kaslow makes her Dorset debut As Jenielle an unusual maid Nick Masi or. Is seen As or. Hobart an interviewer and William Mehegan appears As Joe Wickes Larking a publisher. Troop 64 Camp trip sunday Hoosick Falls . A thirty four members of troop 64, sponsored by the Church of the immaculate Conception will depart sunday july 14, for a week Long stay at the Modican Council Camp Wak nominee located at West fort Ann ., where they will participate in the scouting program which will consist of training in first Aid nature Scouter aft Archery marksmanship swimming canoeing boating cooking camping and handicraft. Members of the troop will occupy the James e. West campsite for the duration of their stay in Camp joining in every phase of the troop and Camp program. On wednesday evening july 17, parents night will be observed in Camp and families and friends of the scouts Are invited to join with the scouts in an evening of entertainment which is climaxed by a Gigantic Council campfire attended by All scouts and families attending for songs skits and also the participation of the order of the Arrow in traditional fire lighting ceremonies. Friday evening the troop court of Honor will be conducted following a troop Board of review which will be under the direction of Henry j. Marcoux. Activities of the troop at the annual tour of Camp will be under the direction of John Barber assistant senior patrol Leader and the program will be supervised by Michael Rice Junior assistant scoutmaster. Richard a. Severson scoutmaster will accompany the troop during their stay in Camp. The Pownal Bennington Banner wednesday july to 1963-5 japanese engineers study with Dodge fibres corp. Engineers Sugiyama and Arakis two japanese engineers Hiroshi Arak left and Nobutoshi Sugiyama in front of Dodge fibres corporation s Mccaffrey Street Plant where they met yesterday. Sugiyama has been Here since last month and Araki arrived tuesday. Both men Are studying production processes Here in order to Aid in the establishment of a new japanese Plant to be built soon by their employer Dodge fibres company of Japan. Ltd. Vera Langlais Tel. A 3-7716 the Pownal fire department auxiliary will meet tonight at 8 in the firehouse. Plans will be made for participation in the annual state fire fighters convention to be held in White River Junction the weekend of aug. 3. Irs. George Renner and mrs. Ralph Bishop attended the quarterly meeting of the state auxiliary which took place in White River Junction sunday. Or. And mrs. George Andrews and family Are spending a weeks vacation at the Andrews Camp on Long Point Lake Champlain. Hoosick Falls . A two japanese engineers representatives of Dodge fibres company of Japan Ltd., in Tokyo Are presently on temporary assignment at Dodge fibres corporation Here. The engineers Nobutoshi Sugiyama 33, and h. Araki Are living at 111 Gage Street in Bennington it. Sugiyama has been working in Dodge fibres a new Mccaffrey Street Plant since the Middle of last month. Araki joined him Here tuesday. Sugiyama and Araki will be working closely with Charles Tilgner Iii Dodge fibres a research and development manager. They will design the new factory of Dodge fibres co. Of Japan a Licensee of Dodge fibres corp. The japanese will be responsible for the design and purchasing of equipment and for All necessary manufacturing processes. The new factory will be located near Nagasaki in Matsuura City Kyushu Japan. Sugiyama a graduate of by Hon University of technology has his engineering degree and is a specialist in plastic products. Married and the father of two daughters Sugiyama says he is having a a a wonderful time in the United states. A this is my first visit a he said. A i had Only known american life from movies and pictures but now i can see it with my eyes. I think american life is Rich and Sugiyama a friends and business associates say he is spending a every waking hours studying English and american customs. A i Hope to learn All the Good Points of american life and customs and then i will build a new life by combining the american Good Points with the japanese Good Points a says Sugiyama. Dodge fibres company of Japan Ltd. Is owned by Chukov industries Ltd., which was formed by the Chuko Coal company. This latter company has started Many Small subsidiaries in order to keep their employees from being Laid off due to mechanization of their Coal mines. In this Way they Are avoiding the problems now facing the Coal mining areas of West Virginia. Chuko Coal company is reinvesting their products in other companies. Wanted / to buy 5 old Norks kor wild animal feed 165 Bales Good Hay 19 cases fresh eggs 8 bushels lettuce 150 Gallons milk inquire before 9 00 . At ticket office no. Is also can Usi truck Drivers and workingmen. Siu ave caucus seen at the 4th Ward playground yesterday morning Are some of the More than 70 children who Are enjoying the recreation provided by the town of Hoosick youth t of Mission at the playground area. The children stopped from play to pose for picture around the witches hat a favorite of the play equipment provided on the site. With miss Helen Bradley far right supervisor they enjoy organized games each weekday morning from 9 to 12 for a six week period. Miss Bradley is a 1963 graduate of St. Rose College and is Home for the summer on vacation. A nm0 staff photo Beaumont of is incr a Zaar i a r is lax a Bazaar with All the trimmings including a silent auction and an Art exhibit is being sponsored by the West Dover ladies Aid society thursday at the West Dover schoolhouse. It starts at 2 30 and will be followed with a Ham and Turkey supper at 6 . Little people can eat for free or for half Price if they re Between 12 and 14. Organized play some of the 40 children who take advantage of the organized activities sponsored by the town of Hoosick youth commission at the 3rd Ward playground each summer morning stopped Long enough for this picture tuesday morning. Older boys of the neighbourhood group had jus left to play baseball in the nearby Little league Field. Left to right 1st Row Timmy Smith Patty reopen Mary Lynn Mahar Sandy reveal Toby reopen with Ball in front of sister Barbara reopen Thea Kovage Tammy St. Hilaire. 2nd Row Billy o Brien Don St. Hilaire. Mike Mahan Paul reveal Mike of Brien Susan Mahar. 3rd Row Diane Ogilvie Mary Kenyon Karen Mcguire Joann Benanati Diane Percy Laurie Shaw Mike Chapman Grobuski. In Back Are miss Kathy Chapman supervisor and John Hanselman. Miss Chapman is a Junior at the College of St. Rose spending the summer at her Home Here. Staff photo a Beaumont Bennington drive in now playing for one full week wed., thurs., fri., Sot. Sun., Mon., tues. July 10,11,12,13,14,15,16 cinemascope John Wayne Kollert Mitch uni Henry Fondu come As late As 10.30 and see the Complete movie coming Bye Bye Birdie

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