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Bennington Banner (Newspaper) - June 12, 1963, Bennington, Vermont 12-Bennington Banner wednesday june 12, 1963 business Boom in area Hasni to materialized yet continued from Page i by less than 5 per cent a month about half of what they expected. One merchant said however that his business had gone up by about 12 per cent Over last year. Most frequent explanation for the business lag seems to be that a people just Don t have much Money to the opening of stores in the Bennington Flats shopping Center initially Hurt the main Street shops store owners report. Now they find business has picked up again. The prevalent opinion is that business has simply been spread a Little thinner. There is just one More group of stores fighting for the Consumers dollars. A Lack of downtown parking facilities is one Factor cited by several merchants As contributing to the business lag. Though some insist that parallel parking is the Root of All their troubles most have resigned themselves to it and feel now that efforts must be made to improve and enlarge off Street parking facilities. Local merchants have also not been inundated by customers and dollars As had been expected with fee is set for partial sewer use property owners who utilize the town sewer Only part of the year will be billed their use charge on the same basis As the Bennington Village water department Bills for water rents Bennington selectmen announced tuesday night. Selectmen a agent mrs. Alma Langlois told the Board the water department has two six month Billing periods. If a Patron uses water during any part of a period he is billed for the full period she said. The current sewer use charge is determined by multiplying a Patron s water charge less exempt water usage by too per cent. Thus mrs. Langlois explained if a person has been billed for Only six months water usage his sewer charge will closely follow that amount. Selectmen also announced that the Boston regional office of the . Department of health education and welfare has approved the Low bid of the William h. Morse construction co. Inc. For the installation of sewer interceptor lines in the Clarks Woods area. Morse bid $21,962 pm the project. The Only other bidder was William e. Dailey inc. Bids were opened May 14. The selectmen s award of the contract to Morse was subject to state and Federal review to see that his bid conditions met advertised specifications Jerome receives Honor degree at Middlebury William t. Jerome Iii president elect of Bowling Green University and the son of mrs. John Sloane of old Bennington and the late William travers Jerome jr., and mrs. Corinne Tennyson Davids of Manchester were among five persons receiving honorary degrees monday at Middlebury College commencement exercises. Jerome received a doctor of Law degree. He is a former teacher and administrator at Middlebury. Mrs. Davids a collector of Robert Frost works received a doctor of humane letters degree. Or. Samuel s. Stratton who will become president emeritus of Middlebury in september received a doctor of civil Law degree Herve Al hand French ambassador to the United states who delivered the commencement address an honorary doctor of Laws degree and Fred h. Moore president of Mobil Oil co., a doctor of Laws degree. Remember dad with his favorite it Vav re i r r candies fathers Day sunday 16th. Assorted chocolates $1.50 i la. $2.95 2 lbs. Quinlan a drug store main St., Bennington opening of Green Mountain Park. Restaurants however report some members of the Quot Horsey set Quot among their patrons and most area motels have been full lately which is not always the Case this Early in the season. The track has not however Given the local Economy a hoped for shot in the . One filling station operator on . 7 has noticed no increase in the amount of fuel he pumps although track traffic streams by twice a Day. Unemployment trends Are following their usual pattern according to a spokesman at the local office of the Des. After reaching is Peak in january and february he said unemployment usually decreases rapidly As seasonal industries begin to recall workers and construction work begins once again. Unemployment Quot is higher this year. There were 433 claims filed during the week of june i in the local qb5 office a compared to about so during the same week last year. There have been some 50 fewer claims every week since the Middle of May but the rate of decrease is still smaller than last years. Fewer recalls by seasonal industries some of which Are apparently still waiting for Christmas orders and fewer major construction jobs Are cited for the lag. Although two local House builders say they have More work than they can handle this Spring other contractors have found jobs for Large projects scarce this summer. Many Large buildings a among them Green Mountain Park the Gays express terminal the new office building of the Dailey construction co., and St. Joseph business College a Are nearing completion or have been completed. Other projects planned for this Spring except for Bennington College s heating Plant Are still on the drawing boards. Motels Are sprouting like dandelions in Pownal but most Are being built by Massachusetts firms. One Bank official has reported commercial deposits were Low this Winter and the number of new accounts opened was below average. Other Bankers however found no More than the usual Winter decrease. All agreed that the number of deposits has been going up since june i. Though savings accounts Are reported Quot holding their own Quot consumer loan departments in most Banks Are doing a booming business after a slow Winter. This is attributed to the High number of housing starts interest in Home improvement projects and new car purchases. Loans Are now remaining constant both in volume and in collections according to one banker. Hopes for a prosperous third Quarter rest mainly on the summer tourist. The amount of Money he spends Here May Well determine whether Vermont catches up with the rest of the nation and begins to enjoy what time Magazine in a recent Issue Calls the nations Quot longest period of Prosperity since the korean no Imore Mercury flights planned Washington apr space chief James e. Webb announced today that there will be no additional project Mercury Orbital flights. Instead Webb said the National aeronautics and space administration will move ahead with the program for the two Man gemini spacecraft which will practice the space Docking Maneu vers that will be required later for Apollo a flights to the Moon. Webb told the Senate space committee that the decision against another Mercury flight was reached this morning at a conference with associate director Robert Seamans or. And Deputy administrator Hugh Dryden. Project Mercury directors and the seven original Mercury astronauts had urged that one More Mercury flight be attempted signs available at requester s Cost persons in the outside town interested in obtaining Highway signs warning of children at play were advised tuesday night by Bennington selectmen that if they Are willing to pay for the signs the town will install them. Selectmen Leon r. Eldred and Richard Vansantvoord indicated the policy was a Long standing one instituted to control the number of requests for such signs at one time. They Felt the financial requirement tended to separate Quot neighbourhood a requests from individual requests. Eldred expressed some doubts about the use of the warning signs believing they tended to give parents a false sense of Security about the safety of their children. Selectmen a agent mrs. Alma Langlois believed the signs Cost about $3.60 each. Stock averages Dow Jones Bache ii co., Albany noon 30 industrials 723.014.63 20 railroads 169.32 .35 is utilities 140.03 .19 composite average 257.301.12 sales 2,300,000 Hewitt wont seek Union school Post North Bennington a Merritt Hewitt or. Today announced Quot with reluctance Quot that he will not seek re election As a representative of the North Bennington school District to the it. Anthony Union District Board Hewitt was elected As one of the member District s two directors to serve a one year term commencing with the Union districts organization last year. Election of the District s two Union directors one for a three year term the other a two year terms will take place at the local districts annual meeting june 26. The other incumbent mrs. John Mccullough has not yet indicated whether she will run again. Hewitt in his announcement said Quot i have enjoyed working with the voters and personnel of the Union High school District in this project which i feel is so urgently needed in this area. However i do not feel i have the necessary time Quot to serve further. Quot i will continue to support any program i feel is feasible on a Union school level Quot Hewitt stated. Housing Law delay is protested Providence r. I. Apr More than 30 White and negro demonstrators Sang talked and occasionally dozed in the gallery of the Rhode Island House of representatives today in protest Over the House s failure to act on a Bill to bar discrimination in housing. George s. Lima Vic president of the Providence Branch of the National association for the advancement of coloured people said the sit in would continue until the House either passed a fair housing Bill or adjourned for the year. The sit in began yesterday afternoon As the House reconvened after a five week recess. Demonstrators filled More than half the House gallery and milled about in state House corridors wearing hand a lettered cards which said Quot fair overnight the group talked and Sang to the accompaniment of a Banjo and a guitar. Many of the songs had words we Rotten specially for the occasion with references to fair housing legislation. They were Sung to familiar tunes. The number of participants varied widely at times nearing too As supporters dropped in briefly. But Many of those in the gallery at ton had been there almost Conan rally from Early yesterday afternoon and several said they intended to stick it out As Long As possible. Gov. John h. Chafee visited the sit ins last night and told them Quot i think you All know where i the governor had sent a special message to the House earlier in the Day urging passage of the Senate Bill. Before the House adjourned for the night reps. John j. Skeffington a Woonsocket and j. Howard Duffy a Providence introduced a petition to bring a Senate passed fair housing Bill out of the House special legislation committee. Greek Cabinet continued from Page i ment or to dissolve parliament and Call a National election within 45 Days. A new government could Only come from Caramanolis National Radical Union party which has a 60-seat majority in parliament. The party s High command advocated new elections with the King naming a caretaker Cabinet to supervise the voting. The 57-year-old Premier had headed the government since 1955, a record for Greece and his party won National elections in 1956, 1958 and 1961. The King said he accepted Caramanolis resignation with Quot great Alabama u. Continued from Page i it drop to the floor and left the doorway. Applause cheers and yells followed him As he Rode away. Then Hood who plans to major in psychology and pursue a ministerial career after graduation was escorted to the building. The Fettero youth walked inside quickly to Register. He wore a dark suit and a dark str what. Minutes later miss Malone wearing a Pink summer dress went inside. The slender Young woman from Mobile plans to study business management. Returning from registration she and Hood talked briefly to newsmen. Quot this is our first and final news conference Quot said Hood. Quot Weare very Happy our registration has taken place without incident. We Hope to get Down to our purpose miss Malone agreed. They bought textbooks under escort of Federal marshals and then went to their dormitory rooms. Getting a laugh from the by. Rev. Msgr. Francis b. Flanagan left Bennington Catholic High school trustee and the Rev. Robert Powers chs Board chairman is or. Henry g. Fairbanks chairman of the humanities department at St. Michael s College and speaker last night at the chs graduation. Staff photo Buckler chs seniors await the awarding of diplomas at graduation ceremonies last night in the chs auditorium. Prior to diploma presentation seniors heard or. H. G. Fairbanks give address and saw awards presented to classmates miss Jane Dailey and miss Jane Leakey for highest academic achievement in their class. Presentation of diplomas was Maue by Rev. Robert Powers of Wilmington a member of the chs school Board. Photo Buckler school picnic makes Airport rain Stop rain failed to Dampen the spirit of the Cora b. Whup he school picnic tuesday. The Mifty event had been scheduled at the soldiers Home Park but because of the rain last minute arrangements were made for a visit to the Bennington Airport. The children and teaching staff about 150, made the trip by school bus. Joel t. Whittemore Airport manager and Richard Sawyer Pilot for county aviation corp., entertained the Young visitors showing them the different planes and pointing out their Basic differences and How the controls work. They told the children How flights Are planned and charted the Workings of the map Board and explained the us of some of the instruments. The interest of the children was evident Whittemore reports with Many questions asked during the tour. Returning to school the group gathered in the kindergarten room for a Quot picnic Quot lunch. Bids sought for new Bridge bids have been advertised for a new town Highway Bridge across Furnace Brook in the Lyons District near the Bennington county Industrial corp. Industrial Park. The existing Bridge has been closed since last week due to its weakened condition. The bid advertisement which appeared in tuesday s Banner Calls for a 45-foot, pre stressed Concrete slab Bridge. Bids due at the town clerks office by 7 30 . June 25, when they will be opened by selectmen. Selectmen said last night that descriptions of the needed pro Perty easements for the widened Bridge and approaches have been completed making it possible to go ahead with the bids. Some of the actual property transfers involved Are still being negotiated by town counsel Norton Barber. Public Park continued from Page i tors highly favourable to Park considering the towns probable fut tse growth toe report recommends 150 a tres As Quot a logical goal of Public Park and recreation Allen said the 70-acre town farm site while Short of the towns needs of 75 to too acres is still Well Worth developing. Noting presently limited recreation facilities Here the report states Quot it is obvious that Bennington needs a Large Community Park to meet the recreation interests of the the report states the site has a potential to carry 18 different recreation facilities listed by the firm. These Range from picnic facilities and game areas through a beginners ski slope 18-Hole, Par-3 Golf course nature trails outdoor theater swimming Pool and Bath House. The firm notes that the Park s development Quot could take place Over a period of years and a Large portion would undoubtedly be undertaken by individuals and private Allen said the major shortcoming of the town farm site is its Lack of forestation a matter that could be corrected. In response to selectmen a questions he said a Quot minimum of grading work would be required to provide playing Fields. Selectmen noted that the adjoining town Landfill area when filled to its capacity could be used for playing Fields. Allen said the firm s Survey had not included consideration of the Landfill area. Discrimination receive diplomas 68 chs seniors break Bounds with adolescence conformity. Los Angeles apr Twenty five noted Southern California religious leaders have addressed a letter to soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev urging an end of discrimination against jews in Russia. The project was initiated by methodist Bishop Gerald Kennedy of los Angeles. By Warren Buckler graduation Bennington Catholic High school s senior class was told last night is an Quot emancipation from dictatorship of adolescence Quot and an escape from the Quot tyranny of the teens Quot a the age when Quot conformity dictates everything in our speaking at formal graduation ceremonies concluding the High school careers of the 68 seniors or. Henry g. Fairbanks chairman of the humanities department at St. Michael a College Winooski said that on receiving their diploma the seniors would be relieved of the pressure to conform and Quot could dare to be Quot you la no longer be simply a scream dying in a cheering Section or a number on a basketball Jersey Quot he declared. Or. Fairbanks warned however that the seniors at ton spiritual and intellectual Independence automatically pm their release from the Quot narrow orbit of the other tyrannies such As ego fear and sluttish Ness will continue to threaten them. But in the larger Community of the adult world to which they would soon belong he said their self express Ion Quot need no longer be choked by the mob Rule of or. Fairbanks deplored what he called Quot the idealization of youth Quot in our time a half truth that reduces life to an Quot enlarged Golf course or a Universal Beauty genuine youth he said has nothing to do with twist parties and Bermuda shorts. It is characterized rather by an Quot unquenchable vitality that time can to the late Pope John Xxiii or. Fairbanks said with his vitality and vigorous Ness warmth and humor made it Quot seem honorable to be old in this Era of Devotion to after John he said no one can associate age with decrepitude and uselessness. Quot Pope John s response to his times gave new meaning to at and youth and new dignity municipal court two youths were warned by judge George m. Fienberg in municipal court this morning that if they did t improve their driving habits they might be picked up by a funeral director the next time they violated the Law instead of by a state police trooper. Both youths Roy h. Bourn 20, of Manchester depot and Claude h. Hoard 19, of Bennington were charged with traffic violations. After entering a plea of guilty to speeding. Hoard was fined $45.10 state s atty. R. Marshall Witten said a state trooper had seen Hoard speeding on Vermont 313 and had Given Chase but did t apprehend him until later at a dance on Arlington Green. Witten said Hoard had been summoned into court on three previous occasions. Bourn pleaded guilty to passing on . 7 when the View ahead was obstructed by the brow of a Hill. Witten said the incident occurred in Shaftsbury near the red barn restaurant. After noting that Bourn had previously been convicted of motor vehicle violations judge Fienberg imposed a Fine of $40.10. In other arraignments a David g. Johnson 21, of North Bennington was fined $30.10 after he pleaded guilty to driving with plates not assigned to his vehicle. Witten said that Johnson had been warned the Day before his arrest. A John j. Fountain 49, of 124 Leblanc ave., was released on $50 bail after pleading not guilty to careless and negligent driving. A Harry j. Eddington 33, of Jefferson Heights was fined $10 for lending dealer plates assigned to him to someone else. To men Quot according to or. Fairbanks. In an age when mechanization our Urban environment and space exploration have Quot conspired to strip Man of his importance this Quot roly poly pontiff Quot appeared in our midst Quot and smiling Beni fluently gave the world a Quot new definition of human nobility and revived the old image of what it meant to be a whole Man Quot or. Fairbanks said. Or. Fairbanks praised the late Pope for Quot updating the revolution of the ecumenical Council driving a wedge into the heretofore impenetrable Iron curtain and enumerating the Basic liberties of Man in the but most important or. Fairbanks Saki were the Pope s efforts Quot to build Bridges Between men and fill the chasms with his own Quot such a Man is always Young Quot or. Fairbanks declared. He added that he hoped Pope Johns spirit of Quot bringing things up to Date Quot would serve As an example for the Young. At the end of the address the Rev. Robert Powers of Wilmington assisted by the Rev. Leo Gorman c.s.c., presented diplomas to each senior. After the Benediction pronounced by the Rev. Joseph f. Wiseman c.s.c., the Junior marshals led the procession of seniors Down the Center aisle of the auditorium to the rear door. As they reached the door the seniors apparently following or. Fairbanks advice broke ranks and a some shouting some weeping but All jubilant a burst out of the auditorium and into the school courtyard. Bennington briefs Barracks 1955, Wei auxiliary will meet thursday night at the vow rooms at 8. I trustees of the Bennington graded school Board will take final action on the 1963-64 school budget and adopt a Resolution on the school Board s position Quot on continuing membership in Union High school District no. 14&Quot at a regular meeting at 7 30 this evening in the superintendents office at the elementary school. The memorial mass for Pope John Xxiii is at 7 tonight at St. Francis de sales Church. Winfield p. Gates of 215 Maple St., who is a patient at the veterans administration Hospital in Albany n.y., will observe his birthday on Friday. Friends and relatives Are arranging for a postcard Shower. Mrs. Margaret Ash of Beech Street is under observation at Mary Hitchcock memorial Hospital in Hanover . Friends May address her mail there. The regular monthly meeting of the Welcome Wagon club scheduled for thursday has been postponed until june 20. Clovis a. Giard of the Putnam memorial Hospital staff has registered for the loth annual Seminary of the new England Council of Hospital pharmacists june 18-19, at the hotel Griswold in Groton Conn. The seminar will Deal with Quot controls Quot in a Hospital pharmacy. The Bennington regional planning commission will meet tonight at 730 in the Bennington Village offices. Candidates for the Prudential committee of the greater Bennington schools inc. Are reminded that they must file in writing by tomorrow with committee clerk Stewart Allen of Eastview drive if they intend to run for election at the districts annual meeting june 27, persons wishing to represent the District on the Union High school Board must also file by thursday with Allen. Negro Leader continued from Page i Helen Wolcher a Jackson negro housewife for picketing stores on Capitol Street a the City s main downtown thoroughfare. All three were charged with conspiring to restrain Trade a felony. Evers had directed the anti segregation Campaign which led to More than 600 arrests during the past two weeks. Two weeks ago a soft drink bottle filled with gasoline was hurled onto the Carport of his Home it did not explode. Evers repeatedly deplored violence. Stanley skip Kemmerer has completed his Sophomore year at Middlebury College and has returned to his Home on Short Street. The sixth annual workshop of the Vermont school custodians association will be held at Castleton state College june 20-21. All school custodians administrators and superintendents have been invited to attend the seminar sponsored by the state Board of education. New Hampshire school departments have also been asked to participate. William Mattison of North Bennington is a member of the executive Council. Humming Birds 4-h club members and Leader mrs. Marjorie Bruso of Green acres attended a meeting recently at Arlington school where 4-h projects were reviewed. The group made 4-h aprons. The members received their pins and membership cards. A meeting was held saturday at the Leader s Home where plans were made for a picnic and aprons to be made for a Sale. Three Bennington residents were among the More than 350 Burdett College students who received diplomas during graduation exercises held Friday at John Hancock Hall Boston. Graduating from the school of business administration As accounting maj a ors were Gary j. Guetti son of or. And mrs. Joseph Guetti of Woodford Road Paul j. Honiker son of or. And mrs. Clarence Honiker of 118 West main St. And Peter c. Murtha son of or. And mrs. James e. Murtha of pleasant Valier. Or. Donald n. Unger son of or. And mrs. Philip s. Unger of West Arlington and Bennington who is chairman of Suffolk University department of education in Boston was recently pictured in the Boston Globe As he accepted a certificate of membership for the University in american association of colleges for teacher education. The presentation was made by j. W. Maucker president of Iowa stat College and Aachte. The Towne Beauty Salon Wii be closed june 12 to june 17. Adv. June 12 obituary mrs. Joseph Gladue mrs. Joseph Gladue the former Pamelia o. Dallaire of Bennington and for the past five years of Palm Springs Fla., died in Framingham mass., Hospital tuesday. She had just returned from Florida and she and her husband were visiting at the Home of their son Gerald in Framingham Center when she was Bricken. So was the daughter of Frederick and Vella Henry Dallaire. The Gladues had resided on main Street Here for several years. She was a communicant of sacred heart Church. She leaves a daughter mrs. Harold Doris Bowdle of Lake Worth Fla. A son Gerald of Framingham Center five grandchildren two Sisters and one brother. The funeral will be held at Mahar amp son funeral Home at 9 . Saturday and in sacred heart Church at 9 45, where a requiem High mass will be offered. Burial will be in the family lot in Park Lawn cemetery. Friends May Call at the funeral Home thursday from 7 to 9 . And Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 . When the family will be in attendance. Rutland tests free parking in Public lots Rutland a aldermen Here have approved a limited test of free parking privileges in the City a three metered parking lots next month to determine whether the action benefits downtown shopping business. Meter regulation of parking in the three lots will be suspended during the four fridays in july aldermen decreed with the initial test coming on july 5. The proposal made by mayor John j. Daley was approved on a 7-1 vote with the Only dissenter objecting on grounds that the plan was not a Long Range solution to the problems of Quot the downtown councilmen cited reductions in property values in the downtown business District and a drop off in the volume of business in the area As reasons for the proposal. Mayor Daley emphasized however that the Board must give further attention to a plan which would stabilize the tax rate in the downtown area. Dish towels. Printed linens. Gallagher Diamond weave. Ken dal i. Terry by Bucilla 59e to $1.00 Nichols use our convenient Union St. Customer parking lot a Entrance Coffee Bacon thur . Maxwell House la. Tin swifts one la. Pkg. 65 amp Tomato juice 4r,j1�?o Madkour s Central Market Hunts California f i

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