Bennington Banner Newspaper Archives Jul 15 1966, Page 7

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Bennington Banner (Newspaper) - July 15, 1966, Bennington, Vermont Hoosick Falls Captain plays vital role at Viet air base Hoosick Falls capt. John j. Griffin or. Of Hoosick Falls has had a vital role at the . Air forces now fully operational Binh Thuy air base near can Tho in the Mekong Delta. Capt. Griffin son of or. And mrs. John j. Griffin or. Of 4 Willow St., and now with . Combat air forces in Viet Nam was a member of the Advance party sent to activate the base some eight months ago. Using an empty 6 by 8 by 6 foot Container for an office a we operated from 7 30 . To 5 ., returning to the City of can Tho six Miles away each evening a the Captain recalled recently in a news release from Viet Nam. An increasing number of personnel commuted to the expanding base a then described a.? belonging to the Viet Cong at night a to set up maintenance shops and voluntarily help equip service facilities. Mechanics stood guard duty and everyone helped fill sandbags and build bunkers and revetments the Captain relates. A we took some ground fire near the end of the runways and on the Edge of the base area when we first occupied the base. Even now there Are still a few a one shot snipers around a opt. Griffin comments. The Captain is an aircraft maintenance control officer with the prime task of keeping 0-1e Bird dog aircraft in top flying condition for missions Over the Delta. His unit provides the first regular heavy maintenance in the Delta for the Small spotter aircraft that Are flown Over a 21,000-Square-mile military District by Forward air controllers to locate and direct air strikes against enemy activity. Capt. Griffin is a 1950 graduate of St. Mary a Academy. He attended Siena College in Loudonville Arkansas state agas clean burning silent economical rapt John j. Griffin or teachers College in Conway Ark and Little Rock Ark University. His wife Nina is the daughter of mrs. Ben Nail of 1858 s. Estelle St., Wichita Kan. A run ton Library hoosiers to be i what else Hooks Arlington a Martha Canfield Library boosters f. F. Ellingwood and Harry Burgess have dusted off their old Wagon bed again and announced they will again be in the second hand Book business for the Benefit of the Library during the Antiques festival and Flea Market saturday at Charles Canfield a Meadow on . 7. The Wagon will serve As a stall to House a raft of Good Reading which Burgess and Ellingwood have been collecting from area Homes in anticipation of their usual project the Arlington Street fair. However they Felt saturdays event should also include some books since the festival is for the Benefit of the Martha Canfield Library. The Book Sale will be a bit of a preview of their usual Street Sale Ellingwood noted. He said they had been Busy carrying out 500 books from one attic alone and Between them the two men have even been classifying their whole second hand but clean and up to Date collection to make things easier for saturdays customers. Quot woodsman so Fly dope Washington county nyc w ins Grant Hudson Falls . A the Washington county office of economic Opportunity has been notified that Washington county has been allocated approximately $67,000 for a neighbourhood youth corps proposal oct. 3, 1966-aug. 31, 1967. Washington county super i ors principals superintendents of schools and guidance Counselor have been notified by Walter Bartlett executive director of the economic Opportunity Council inc. That they should submit a list of an approximate number of Young people 16-21, who might Avail themselves of the opportunities for work in their townships. They have also been requested to Survey their respective townships for jobs approved by the neighbourhood youth corps. Deadline for submission of this data to the local office is july 18. Employers who Are interested in employing youth in their communities should Contact the supervisor principal or guidance Counselor. The neighbourhood youth corps nyc is the work training program established by the economic Opportunity act. As part of the War on poverty nyc opens up jobs and income for Young men and women from Low income families and expands needed Community services. Although the program is administered by the Federal government each project is initiated developed directed and sponsored by local people who understand local needs. Peru Alice Dibble 824-3407 miss Barbara Comfort currently exhibiting her paintings at the sva in a one Man show is spending some time in her Landgrove Home. Mrs. Charles k. Etherington is at her Home Here for the summer. Proposed swimming Pool to be discussed at Falls Bennington Banner Friday july 15, 1966-7 the Mountain towns Carlo Wolter to 4-3993 Hoosick Falls n. Y. A if a proposed swimming Pool which has been under study by Philip Leonard and a committee of interested persons is to be a reality every interested person in the Community is urged to attend a special meeting monday evening at 7 30 in the municipal building Here. The meeting has been sanctioned by town and Village officials with whom the plan has already been discussed. According to Leonard whether or not the plans will materialize depends on Public interest evidenced by the number of people who turn out to indicate it. The Pool which has been advocated will be outlined and discussed at the Public meeting and a Dummy of the Pool will be displayed. Proposed plans Call for the Pool to be constructed on the old athletic Field. An area of 160 by 160 feet will be needed. It will be enclosed by an eight foot Cyclone Fence which would connect to a Bathhouse. The main swimming area would consist of three pools in the form of an l olym head Start topic for Lions flub Wilmington a Richard k. Fox of Bellows Falls Extension director of Southeastern Vermont Community action inc., addressed 18 members of the Wilmington Lions club wednesday at Long Jim inn. Fox spoke about the head Start program and designs and needs existing in Windham county Southwest supervisory Union school District including Wilmington Whitingham Readsboro Halifax and Stamford. He was introduced by Robert la Morder. Porter Farwell new president of the club presided. Francis Sweeney assistant superintendent of Southwest District was also present and joined the discussion. It was announced that 68 children Are already enrolled in the program. The next meeting will be july 27, but the Lions auction is scheduled for july 23 at to . At the Haynes building. Donations Are still Welcome and will be accepted through Gene Karwos Al and Lensey Cole. Pie size six lanes and the Stem would be 40 by 30 feet for diving. The pools would be connected by a mesh net. The third would be a wading Pool 25 feet in diameter circular and Saucer shaped. The main Pool would be used for lessons racing contests and general swimming. The diving Pool would contain two fibreglass diving boards. Around the Pool would be a Cement Patio and surrounding the Large Patio area a grass area. Total Cost is estimated at $59,-868. However with Volunteer help already offered the Cost could be reduced $6,685 leaving the net Cost $53,183. Leonard expressed Confidence that this amount could be raised by subscriptions. With the addition of a Pool the athletic Field would become a Center of varied recreational facilities As has been suggested. Various methods for raising Money for the Pool As Well a for the annual Cost of its operation have been considered. It has been generally agreed that there is a great need for a swimming Pool and its promotion would Chalk off a step of Progress for the Community. Hoosick Falls Edith Beaumont 686-9103 Douglas Redden arrived Home from boys it state at the state University College at Morrisville with enthusiastic reports on the convention. Assemblies were held each Day Redden says and at each a distinguished speaker was heard. One was Secretary of state John p. Lorenso. Three cities were formed for each county and various officials elected to office. Redden was elected a policeman and a fireman of one of the cities and nominated for City clerk and treasurer. Later state officials were elected a governor attorney general Etc. Each Day the boys arose at reveille had calisthenic led by marines and inspections. After the morning assemblies sports were the order of the Day which included softball baseball Archery and Tennis. Baseball teams were formed and each City played against each other. Some evening movies were sponsored by marines Navy and air Force. The youth has expressed thanks to the american legion Post c40, Hoosick for making it possible for him to attend. The women a association of the congregational Church of Wilmington met for a combined work and regular meeting at the Home of mrs. Wayne Timmerman wednesday morning. Ten members attended. Everybody brought his own lunch and Coffee and dessert was served by the hostess. A considerable number of gifts were completed to be offered for Sale at the annual summer Bazaar aug. 4 and 5 at the vestry. At the regular meeting that followed a number of thank you notes were read from the red Cross for help extended on blood drawing Day june 30. Acknowledgements were received from Church world service clothing Center and from United Church Board for world ministries for clothing and kits sent them by the women s association. Shaftsbury fran Stac 442-6524 pvt. Fred Bishop jr., a 1965 graduate of Bennington High school is now undergoing Basic training in the . Army at fort Dix . Prior to enlistment pvt. Bishop selected specialized training in motor transport. He is the son of or. And mrs. Fred Bishopsr. Plans for the summer Sale were discussed. It will feature Many inexpensive gifts including new and not so new items. Those interested in donating Are asked to bring their offerings to the july 27 meeting. Enough weekend portable to _ �?T149.95 e. T. Williams opposite Vermont soldiers Home phone 2-6858 Dunlop tires All sizes and prices drive solely 519-525-529 main Street Bennington phone 442-5346. Open Friday evenings Symbol of excellence come in and compare the features today that a Why so Many modern people Cook with Gas heat with Gas and heat hot water with Gas. Go Modi Rny go Gas Quot the Ole time Quot available at the Best newsmen in the world work for you because they work for us. Stewart Hensley As chief diplomatic reporter for United press International can usually be found right where the action is. During his 22 years of coverage of the International scene he has worked in 50 countries. In Asia Europe the Middle East and latin America. He has covered to mention a few assignments the japanese peace conference the Geneva conference on Laos the Kennedy Khrushchev meeting in Vienna and the 1955 afro asian conference at Bandung. We believe you will find it reassuring to know that we As a subscriber to up bring you the most important news. From the most qualified men. Bennington Wanner in by m. Tuttle co. Inc7 113 depot St. Dial 2-6343 Bennington Vermont Gas corp main St. A Bennington dial 442-6318 frosts pharmacy North St. Tel. 2-5980 Bennington it. Cd Ron of girls bras 1/2 Price Drysdale i pm parking armory lot Nevi door strange strike bark and Wood were stripped from the Center of this Elm on the property of Sidney l. Crofut River Road West Arlington by a Bolt of lightning tuesday about 5 A portion of the stripped Wood is shown still attached at the base of the tree. 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