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Bennington Banner (Newspaper) - June 18, 1965, Bennington, Vermont Fathers Day treat Fried Chicken dinner charbroiled tenderloin Complete dinners noon hoi Days miss Eupha Bonham English teacher extraordinary will remain Active in Semi retirement from Beni Bennington Banner Friday june is 1965�?3 City manager Sui co Tim Ider Lurre Post Barre up a acting enter a Field that already has by pall hurl Bart Eupha Bonham has taught a an these words of Beni s Veteran English teacher who this year begins Semi retirement Are enough to indicate the far reaching influence this one woman has had on the speaking and writing habits of two generations of Bennington ans. But to Label miss Bonham As a longtime English teachers would hardly be adequate if one were to account for this at times tyrannical a at times touchingly Sweet a woman scamp time coming i girl scout Camp equipment Headquarters visit us in the juvenile shop contributions to the intellectual development of the countless students who have made up her a army. The students of miss Bonham who despite her a retirement will still be head of the English department at Beyhl next year rarely fall to be caught up in her world of books literature history and current happenings the theater and the thrills of Broadway once having perhaps timidly entered her classroom strewn with newspapers and stocked High with books. But few of them probably know much about the background of this southerner who went to the University of Maine. A Quot nest of rebels Eupha Bonham was born in the Coal mining Hamlet of Keystone w. A. The Only daughter among three boys she grew up with her family in Southern West Virginia attended College there and not until she was to begin graduate studies did she make her irrevocable move North. A when i went to new York for special studies at Columbia she laughs a i was ashamed to go Back and say that i had gone to Grants Tomb a she describes her family As a a nest of rebels who have had a a Long history in the South but it is not without Pride on her own part that she declares with conviction a i am a the lure of a cooler climate however attracted Eupha Bonham to undertake studies for her masters in English at the University of Maine. This Brief sex Quimby Solub amp cottages in Vermont s Northeast kingdom open 1965 june 25 to sept. 13 four lakes a great forests a Quimby a famous for warm hospitality a real fishing a Riding a Tennis and All water sports. Memorable meals a pleasing service a american plan a reasonable rates see Vermont first write . Quimby Averill la. Vermont or phone 802-822-4335 girls swim suits sizes 1 a 14 $5.98 Drysdale free parking a armory lot next door open tonight till 9 . H lift Burt Elpha Bonham Prience in the North influenced her decision to stay when in 1937 she accepted a Job offer in the Public school system of a place called Bennington. Nearness to theater a one of the reasons Why i never left Bennington is that it is such a Small Friendly Community a miss Bonham says. But another Factor in her decision she admits was Bennington a proximity to new York and the theater. The theater is perhaps miss Bonhams greatest love and for Many years she was drama coach at Beyhl. During this time she became associated with drama critic Francis Fergusson who was then at Bennington College. She also became involved in summer theater in Bennington for a time and wrote reviews for the Banner. As Beni drama coach she and her students staged two Shakespeare plays a taming of the shrewd and a twelfth night a an accomplishment that has never since been achieved at the school. A it took me two years to get them to do Shakespeare a miss Bonham says a but after i did they went All Over the place quoting lines from the miss Bonham has been known to quote a few lines from Shakespeare herself. Her flexibly organized classes often enabled students to enter and leave the classroom at will and numerous re entering Young ladies can remember having been greeted with this line from the witches scene in a a Macbeth a where Hast thou been sister killing Swine a this summer miss Bonham will work on a Ford foundation summer school project in drama with Pat Sherman of Bennington College As chairman Marlon Tifft a North Bennington teacher and Pauline Arasim who will be the new English and drama in to St Retiree Honoreda Hall w. Cushman presents a package containing a Silver bowl to miss Thelma Gaul an employee of the . Cushman co. For 30 years who was honoured at a retirement party wednesday night at the Paradise restaurant. Other guests of Honor were miss Aileen million who is retiring from the company a office after 12 years and mrs. Margaret l. Pease who had been with the firm for 45 years. Mrs. Pease was unable to be at the dinner. Forty company employees and officials attended. 35 or. Sale open tonight till 9 just a few hours remain to save prices slashed All Day tomorrow till 5 p. M. Furniture co. 519-525-529 main Street Bennington phone 442-5346 open Priddy evenings drama lectures Rebill tuesday a j the lecture series for the drama workshop Ford foundation project will Start tuesday at the Bennington High school All purpose room and is open to All Bennington teachers. The time will be from la . To 12 30 . Claude Fredericks who has been teaching literature at Bennington College for five years will be the lecturer. His topic will be a tragedy and some greek definitions will be Given with a glance at How time has altered combined and transformed them. Fredericks a native of Missouri studied at Harvard lived for a time in Rome and finally settled in Pawlet. His first play a the idiot King a was performed in new York a few years ago by the living theatre. His second and third were presented As a pair in new York three years ago by the artists theatre directed by Herbert Machiz and one of these two has just been published in a collection of new american plays by Hill amp Wang. Struc tor at Beyhl in the fall. As part of the project miss Bonham and the others with whom she will be working plan to organize a program of studies in drama to be incorporated into the English curriculum of area schools. Students in her English classes this year involved themselves in a drama project As part of their final exam. The students dramatized scenes from novels such As Faulkner so the Reev Erst and a of human bondage by Somerset maugham portrayed scenes from Shakespeare and two students even attempted to dramatize the mood of a poem. The poem they used was a great Scarf of Birds by John Updike. The students tried to convey the feeling of the poet by performing a dance coupled with a skit. A Updike described the flock of Birds spreading out like an in stain a one of the students said a and in the dance my partner brought this out by spreading out on the floor As an in stain seemed to spread a in the skit a the student continued a we were golfers. My partner was a person sensitive to nature who was becoming intrigued with the Birds and the Beautiful autumn surroundings while i played a golfer who was there to Golf and saw very Little else unless Shakespeare pilgrimage miss Bonhams prize accomplishment in the Field of drama is the project she organized a few years ago of a getting the children to see live Shakespeare at the american Shakespeare festival theater in Stratford Conn. Since that time Beuchi students who make a Semi annual pilgrimage to Stratford have seen More than to plays including a a Midsummer night s dream a a a Winters tale a a twelfth night a a Macbeth a a Henry in part i a a a comedy of errors a a King Lear a a Hamlet a a coriolanus a and a Romeo and a i Hope this program is one of the things the Union school keeps a miss Bonham comments a because the Way to study Shakespeare is to see it in she added that she was glad Catholic High is participating in the program and she thinks other schools in the area ought to do the same. Miss Bonham also is responsible for having developed the curriculum of Beni a a intensified English course instituted by the schools about a decade ago. The class has a limited enrolment of students who Are expected to do College level work. A not asking too much 1 for a time miss Bonham taught All the seniors at Bennington High school and subsequently had All of them Reading a Book a week. A i done to think that a asking too another project that All had to undertake was what miss Bonham refers to As a a novel she was inspired with the idea she says while attending a lecture Given by the editor of Atlantic monthly. The editor Edward weeks was speaking about what he looked for in a novel when considering it for publication. She says she is a grateful to have been Able to teach in an area where colleges such As Bennington and Williams give the schools the Opportunity to come to their critical lectures As Well As their drama her classes Seldom miss a Chance to attend these offerings. This year for example they saw greek plays at both Bennington and Williams and heard lectures at Bennington on Shakespeare and John Keats. If her students Ever Felt overburdened by each new decree that such and such shall be done by such and such a Date they would have done Well to make the discovery that one of her students made when he was writing an English paper Ai submarines for her some years ago. Miss Bonham he discovered was not Only Reading All she could find on the subject of submarines but she was simultaneously engaged in research entering around every other subject that was to be the topic of a paper by a member of one of her classes. The Catamount adviser another Bonham realm at Beni was journalism. Miss Bonham taught the schools journalism class which writes articles that appear in the Banner As contributions of the Beni Catamount. The Catamount until recent years appeared As a weekly one Page supplement to the Banner. Miss Bonham would like to see the Banner provide a a school Page for Beni again but at any rate remarks that she likes the idea of getting items into the paper so the entire Community can read about school events. She is proud that the Catamount has won first class honors from the Columbia Scholastic press association spa every year she has been its adviser and prouder still that she holds a spa so Gold key a the highest Honor Given to school advisers. She takes some of her journalism students to the spa conference at Columbia in new York each year and in the past years has also chaperoned students from Arlington Barre and North Bennington. A the trip is always a Happy experience a she says a we usually take in about four Broadway history and sociology also have been included in her teaching repertoire at times but the revered English teacher cannot conceal her indomitable contempt for math. A i had to take math All through High school a she says a but Only under protest. My father made me. It was crazy but i had to do a Shakespeare medallion Eupha Bonham lives with her 91-year-old new York times Reading Mother mrs. Edgar Wilson Bonham in a Small apartment on South Street. Like her classroom the shelves of her apartment hold a haphazardly arranged collection of books mostly paperbacks that Range from poems by Keats and Browning to a Catcher in the Rye and various existential works. A Copper medallion two feet in diameter bearing in Relief the image of William Shakespeare hangs from her living room Wall. A it was Given to me by a musician from Chicago who spent the Summers in Williamstown a she says. A the got it in Europe but i done to know her Small Back porch three stories above the ground overlooks a Rock Garden where miss Bonham Points proudly to some swamp Pink a Southern Flower she planted there four years ago which bloomed for the first time this year. In addition to her duties As chairman of the English department at Bennington High school next year miss Bonham will continue to teach the College prep and intensified English classes. She says she a glad to be relieved of her other classes in the sense that a a in la have More time to give to my advanced classes and because a i will have a Chance to be More creative with since she will be adding 50 More students to her a a army next year it seems a bit inaccurate to refer to Eupha Bonham As a a a retiring teacher. Yet her withdrawal from a full schedule of teaching duties does Mark an appropriate time for parting comments and miss Bonham wanted to be sure that the following statement a got in the article. It reads simply a i have had a Happy association with the teachers and administrators at Beni and with All the friends i have made Cpd summer school important information registration ends june 25, 1965 for information Call j17-7707 classes in All subjects except humanities non Western civilization and typing will begin tuesday june 22. Humanities non Western civilization and typing will begin june 28th. Transportation schedule 1. Leave Shaftsbury store at 7 30,. North Bennington Library at 7 40 and Molly Stark school at 7 50. 2. Leave North Pownal school at 7 15 and Pownal Center at 7 30. 3. Arlington students will be notified Indi visually. 4. Return trip following the close of classes at 12 20. Balance of tuition must be paid at first class. Make checks payable to Cpd summer school drama classes will meet june 22 to 25 at Beni not Molly Stark As originally scheduled. City manager Harland Rowell of Barre has indicated he May try for the Post on a permanent basis. 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