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Bennington Banner (Newspaper) - June 23, 1965, Bennington, Vermont Ion Bennington Banner wednesday june 23, 1965 $10,000 for Gypsy Moths sought by rep. Collins Montpelier a rep. Kena Lene Collins a Readsboro said today she has gathered a group of Bennington county legislators in support of a $10,000 appropriation to help control Gypsy Moth damage. Mrs. Collins reported she had talked this morning with . Sen. George d. Aiken who indicated that the Federal government is not going to act on the problem this year. A it i guess the Federal government is going to let the Gypsy Moth s natural enemy take care of the bugs Quot she quoted sen. Aiken As saying. Backed by town reps. James w. Lounsbury a Pownal mrs. Marjorie Doyle a Arlington and rep. Ira d. Whitney r Stamford mrs. Collins said she planned to attend a House Senate committee of conference this afternoon to present the Case for Gypsy Moth control. The $10,000 appropriation was originally sought by sen. Allan b. Angney who mrs. Collins reported had nearly Given up Hope for its passage. Rep. Richard mall Ary a Fairlee chairman of the House appropriations committee asked her to submit a memo about the situation mrs. Collins added. The Money would go for Aerial spraying of Gypsy Moths and the Forest tent Caterpillar which have invaded and defoliated areas of Pownal Arlington and Sandgate. Mrs. Collins acknowledged that spraying near the state line would pose problems because a new York state Law requires that property owners give permission before their land can be sprayed. And noting that she is also involved in the Vermont prison Issue the Readsboro representative suggested 11 maybe we can take some of our prisoners and give each one a Bug sprayer instead of letting them sit in the prison using up taxpayers Rural vote is thursday Village next tuesday Village Rural school directors think time is right for a merger elementary schools like High schools and colleges Are caught in the Vise of rising costs increasing enrolments and constant demands for higher Quality education. Teachers want More parents insist on a broader curriculum and the number of children entering first Grade every fall goes up and up. Yet the number of available classrooms is too Small to provide education under the Best or even adequate conditions. And the Cost of building new classrooms becomes greater every year. The Bennington Village and Rural school districts for instance will need 60 classrooms by 1970, about 22 More than Are now available. The Rural schools now expect too entering first graders every year. Two years ago there were Only 60. The Vil collision in Woodford hollow these three cars were damaged tuesday afternoon in a collision near Woodfords one room schoolhouse. The 1965 Ford at right was driven by Leroy f. Bernhardt of fort Wayne. Ind., chief Engineer for Mobile classrooms inc., who had just supervised delivery of a new Mobile classroom to the Woodford school visible at upper left. The 1956 International truck in Center was driven by Amos Bishop sr., a Woodford school Board member. Parked 1957 Chevrolet at left is owned by Daniel Davis or. Of Woodford. Buckler. Bennington area obituaries Fli j. Marc if Manchester hell Joseph Mercier 60, died unexpectedly tuesday morning at Putnam memorial Hospital Bennington. Or. Mercier had been associated with the Equinox House As chief Engineer for 31 years. Born feb. 13, 1905, he was the son of Adolph and Lea Conte Mercier and had lived most of his life in Manchester. His family and his work had been his chief interests. Survivors Are his wife the former Alice Reilly three daughters mrs. Howard Helen Dit Meier of Cedar knolls . Mrs. Dorothy Reilly of Manchester and mrs. Walter Elinor Hyjek of Shaftsbury five grandchildren Vannetta Alicia Steven Alice and Lea three Sisters nieces and nephews. A requiem mass will be Sung at 9 . Friday in St. Paul a roman Catholic Church Here. The Rosary will be recited thursday at 8 . At the Brewster ter. Calling hours at the funeral Home will be tonight from 7 to 9 . Mrs. Maude . Burman Hoosick Falls . A mrs. Maude St. John Burman 64, Mother of mrs. James h. Beaverson of Hoosick Falls died today at Putnam memorial Hospital after a Long illness. She was the widow of Frank Bur in an who died in 1942. Mrs. Burman was born in Albany ., nov. 3, 1900, daughter of the late Ernest w. And Lilly Kemp Todd. She served for 13 years As Secretary to the Dean of faculty at Colgate University and later was Secretary Bennington drive in North Bennington re. Tonight thru sat. Robert Carroll Mitchum Baker the Frank Ross production a mister mum and Gina l01l03ri6iqan saw co Merv Ralph Richardson Eastma Ocolor United artists at Johns Hopkins University. Most of her life she had resided in Baltimore my. After her recent illness she moved to North Hoosick and also lived with her daughter mrs. Beaverson of 49 Wilder ave., Hoosick Falls. Survivors besides her daughter include erne brother Al c. Todd of Baltimore two grandchildren. Funeral services will be Friday at 10 30 . At the Ruck funeral Home in Baltimore with the Rev. Charles l. Hein Rector of St. Thomas episcopal Church. The family suggests that persons who desire make memorial contributions to the town of Hoosick Rescue squad. Robson Home for funerals is handling funeral arrangements. Clifford a. Bayard Wilmington a Clifford Adams Bayard 72, of Wilmington died Early tuesday morning at the new England Baptist Hospital Boston following a Brief illness. He was born in Mckeesport pa., dec. 12, 1892, a son of or. And mrs. Stephen Bayard. He was a graduate of Carnegie Institute of technology and had taught painting there a number of years. He was a member of the associated artists of Pittsburgh and the Southern Vermont artists. His works in Many Media were widely exhibited. During the first world War he served with the base Hospital in angers France As an officer photographer and an anatomical artist. He had been a resident of Wilmington for 33 years. He was a trustee of the Pettee memorial Library Here. He had played the flute in several Harte theatre phone 24990 Burlington it. Orchestras including the Williamstown and Greenfield mass., symphony groups. Or. Bayard is survived by his wife the former Florence Glafey of Pittsburgh two daughters mrs. S. Wyman Rolph of new York City and miss Ann Bayard of Pittsburgh. Graveside services will be held on thursday at 7 . In cutting cemetery Wilmington. In lieu of Flowers the family suggests that friends who desire make gifts to the Pettee memorial Library Wilmington. Funeral mrs. Mary k. Wade South Cambridge . A the funeral of mrs. Mary Ann Kenyon Wade 68, of West Cambridge widow of John Wade who died june 18 at the Home of her daughter mrs. Oliver Shaw of Johnson Hill Road North Hoosick was held tuesday afternoon at the . Mclnerney funeral Home in Cambridge. The Rev. John y. Elliott first Baptist Church pastor of Hoosick Falls and the Rev. Myron Hertel Buskirk reformed Church pastor officiated. Interment was in Island Hill cemetery Buskirk. A daughter of the late Horace and Helen Cornell Kenyon mrs. Wade had resided in Cambridge All her life. Survivors besides her daughter include one son Francis b. Wade of South Cambridge a sister mrs. Joseph Rogers of Hoosick Falls a brother George of West Cambridge one grandson Robert Shaw of North Hoosick and a Nephew Harold Rogers of Hoosick Falls. Tonight thru sat. Eve. 6 30and 8 36 correction the name of by Bluto was incorrectly spelled in the advertisement for Montgomery Ward yesterday in the Bennington Banner. Sorry by Lage has to rent space in local churches for its kindergarteners. In an Effort to Cope with this situation school Board members of the two districts who have been meeting for almost a year As a joint study committee have proposed that the two districts give up their Charters and merge into a new District known As the Bennington school District inc. Whether the merger takes place is of course up to the taxpayers. Those in the Rural District will vote on the question Between noon at 8 . This thursday at Molly Stark school. Village residents will ballot at their annual meeting next tues Day. If both districts approve the merger the new District will go into operation on july i 1966. It will be responsible for the education of All youngsters in Bennington except those in North Bennington in grades kindergarten through six. The it. Anthony Union High school District will operate the Junior and senior High school grades. Citizens committees in both districts have distributed flyers arguing that a merged District would be less expensive to operate and that new classrooms would be built at a lower Cost to the taxpayer of the two districts build them together would make better use of teacher time and Talent and could offer a broader program of studies. Administrative costs they feel would be lower. The school directors have calculated that the elementary school tax rate in 1966-1967 of a merger takes place will be about $3.69. If the districts remain Independent the tax rate in the Village would be about $3.71 and in the Rural area $4.98. If the needed new classrooms Are built according to the figures the Village taxpayer will an additional 51 cents without a merger and 49 cents with one. The Rural taxpayer will $1.50 without a merger but Only 49 cents with one. Voters will not be asked at their meetings this month to appropriate any funds. The Rural District votes noon to 8 on thursday me polls will be open from noon to 8 . At Molly Stark school thursday for balloting by greater Bennington school District taxpayers on a proposed merger of the Bennington Village and Rural school districts. The annual meeting at which the other la articles on the warning will be disposed of begins at 8 . In the school s All purpose room. Merger is in no Way connected with a specific building program. It will simply change the Legal status of the two school districts. School directors feel the time is appropriate for a merger because the bonded debts and operating expenses of the two districts Are in nearly the same proportion As their grand lists. The Rural areas grand list in 1964-1965 is about $40,000, compared to $81,000 in the Village. The bonded debts in the two districts Are about $126,000 and $260,000 respectively and operating expenses were $376,277 and $745,301. New conduction by either District before a merger takes place would upset this balance. If the merger is approved the Bennington school District will become a body politic and will be governed for the first transitional year by a joint Board of the to school directors in the two districts. The joint Board under the charter will have the Power to hire teaching and administrative personnel and prepare a recommended budget and tax rate for the following year incur operating expenses and prepare plans for new buildings. The two existing districts will remain separate however each with its own Board and superintendent until new seven member Board elected at Large takes Over on july i 1966. Selectmen pursue problems of water main study Landfill problems relating to the my Nab construction co. Of Williamstown. Mass., contractor for the new water main to the Globe Union inc. Plant continued to hold the attention of Bennington selectmen at their meeting tuesday night. William e. Dailey or. Appeared to Tell town fathers he had yet to receive payment from Mcnab for a Bill of nearly $2,000 for Black Topping materials furnished by Dailey s firm. Three weeks ago David Deans president of the Mcnab firm had promised selectmen that As soon As he received his final major payment for the water line work his sub contractors and suppliers of materials would promptly be paid. The payment was made at that Tim though selectmen have continued to hold a retainer representing 5 per cent of the total contract Cost. Selectmen did agree to allow Deans to substitute a retainer Bond for the 5 per cent Deposit and while this was taken out the 5 per cent retainer has continued to be held pending action by Mcnab on another matter. This is in connection with a break in the sewer line from the Haynes and Kane furniture store at the intersection of Vermont 67a and . 7. While Deans at the meeting three weeks ago doubted that his firm could be held responsible for the break he had promised to have his insurance adjuster look into the matter. Selectman Joseph Higgins reported last night that he had been informed by William Haynes that the adjuster had yet to appear. Is. Joseph College lists Honor students the following students have been named to the Deans list for the second semester february to june at St. Joseph College in old Bennington class of 1965 Vermont a Bennington Sandra Andrews Elizabeth Betsy Stockman Victor Lampron Patricia Dockum Warner Bonnie Barber Shaftsbury Faye Lebarron North Bennington Carole Hayes Bonnie Perkins Dorset Carl Baldwin Arlington Carl Beniamin. New York a Hoosick Falls eve Burns Coxsackie Lynn mar a. Connecticut a Norwalk Mary Susan Jerusavage. Massachusetts a Adams Shirley Wasilewsky Sandra Chittenden North Adams Mary Vares Cal Paul Partenope Donald Whitney Webster Kathleen Kelly. Class of 1966 Vermont Bennington a Sandra Burggraf Brenda Grant Barbara Behan Judith White Ethel Pratt Pownal Lorraine Lillie Linda Patterson North Bennington Thomas Bluto Anthony wig Ger Margaret Thayer Arlington Timothy Lindsey Judith White Shaftsbury Joan Lyon Carolyn Staines Quebec Canada West Rutland Patricia Mcgann Brattleboro Richard Reynolds Paul Ross. New York a Petersburg Linda Scriven Glens Falls Sharon Carter Elizabeth Hickey Janet Deuel. Massachusetts a Williamstown Joseph judge North Adams Anthony Gattuso William Hurley Robert Racette David Yorke Patricia Alcombright Arlene Cimonetti Marie Farinon Caroline Roberts. As for Dailey he was instructed by town counsel Norton Barber to Send another Bill by registered mall to Mcnab including a notice that if the Bill is not paid by a specified time the matter will be turned Over to the bonding company. Selectmen also promised to take action on some repaving that Mcnab was supposed to have done at the Texaco service station near Haynes and Kane store. In one other matter selectman Richard Vansantvoord reported that f. Ellwood Allen of the town planning commission was anxious to review with selectmen his ideas on the final level to be set at the town sanitary Landfill on lovers Lane. Vansantvoord indicated that he would arrange such a meeting with Allen to which town health officer William h. Fox would also be asked to join. Vansantvoord thought that once a final level had been agreed upon the town should have the level surveyed and staked out for the Landfill operator to follow. Vansantvoord thought that Allen would be recommending a final level slightly lower than the present High Point in one Corner of the Landfill. Selectmen agreed that once the final level was staked out it would be a simple matter of estimating for How much longer the present Landfill could be used. The Board agreed that it Walt too much longer before selecting a new site for the Landfill. If this in t done until the last minute selectmen said the town would be bargaining from a weak position and would probably More for a piece of land than would otherwise be necessary. No definite action was taken however toward finding a new Landfill site. Judge Waterman not certain of alignment verdict time St. Johnsbury up a . Circuit judge sterry Waterman said today he is not certain whether a decision will be handed Down on the Vermont reapportionment Case thursday. Waterman and judges Robert Anderson and j. Joseph Smith from Connecticut will hold a hearing in Montpelier thursday on the legislature s plans for re apportioning the House and Senate. The Vermont Jurist said the question of an immediate decision would Quot depend a great Deal on what transpires in court but you can be assured the judges Are conscious of their response prisoner Dies in county jail a respondent who was to have appeared at Bennington municipal court this morning went instead to his final judgment before his Case could be heard. A court spokesman reported this morning that Lawrence e. White 57, of Exeter n.h., died last night at Bennington county jail where he had been lodged pending his arraignment on a charge of vagrancy. The charge against him was dropped by the state. Sheriff John Maloney said that Whites body has been taken to Rutland for an autopsy. In the meantime he said the Hanson Walbridge funeral Home is attempting to locate members of the deceased s family. Leagues picnic Friday at Geers the Bennington league of women voters annual picnic will be held this Friday at 6 at the Home of mrs. Danforth Geer on Seminary Lane in old Bennington. The league s unification study committee headed by mrs. Lee Shoemaker will entertain those present with a role play on the town manager system. The committee alms also to provoke thought for a discussion to follow the presentation. The lev extends a special invitation to husbands for Friday night s picnic. Members and guests Are requested to bring their own supper and beverage will be provided by mrs Geer. Ability to move As fast As Waterman made it Clear the panel will return its decision on the plans before the legislature must quit by the court deadline at Midnight next wednesday. The judge said a Resolution passed by the House and Senate to extend lawmakers terms through 1966 is a doubtful Quantity before his tribunal since the legislature As a body is not a party to the reapportionment suit. It would require a petition to the court and a five Day waiting period for the legislature to have any official standing in the Case. And Waterman said that if the legislature fails to provide for special elections this fall for a re apportioned Assembly to meet in special session next january the court could a and probably would a set dates itself for the special election. Legislature continued irom Page i remaining courts full time District courts with High paid judges. These courts would be at Rutland Burlington Brattleboro Windsor and Montpelier Barre. In other action the Senate gave final legislative approval to a $1,000 appropriation for the Vermont Council on the arts set up recently by Hoff. The upper chamber also voted $5,000 to the legislative Council to set us a committee to study a uniform motor vehicle code for Vermont. Whipping quickly through its Calendar the Senate passed and sent to the governor a Bill pro Viding for annual increments for elected state officials an., department Heads. The formula for the increments is $150 multiplied times years of service in the Job. The governor and lieutenant governor Are not affected. The House banking and corporations committee has Given its approval to a watered Down version of a Bill that would set up a Vermont bonding authority. The committee changes would permit the authority to contract Low interest Loans for private colleges and secondary schools to build new classrooms and dormitories. First meeting of anti poverty group thursday All citizens of Bennington and Rutland counties Are eligible and invited to attend the first meeting of the Bennington Rutland Opportunity Council to elect a Board of trustees and discuss ways of implementing the economic Opportunity act. The meeting will take place at the Manchester elementary school on thursday june 24, at 7 30 . Area students nominated at boys girls state Northfield among the winners in Green Mountain boys state primaries tuesday were delegates from Bennington federalist state treasurer David Sausville Jonathan Dwyer of North Bennington nationalist Secretary of state and with the same party Fred Torr so lieutenant governor. Elections Are taking place today. Among the candidates for county senator on the federalist ticket was Jim Kerr on the nationalist for the same office Jim Colvin who was also running for commissioner of jail delivery. Montpelier at the primary elections monday in the 23rd annual session of Green Mountain girls state winning candidates included for Secretary of state Sally Potter of Bennington nationalist and Nancy Codogni of Readsboro same party federalist Allison Char Bonneau of Manchester depot for auditor of accounts. Election of officers was scheduled to take place tuesday. Municipal court an 18-year old North Bennington youth this morning pleaded not guilty to charge of Petty larceny at this morning s session of Bennington municipal court. Entering the plea was Thomas r. Jepson who was charged with having stolen property valued at less than $100 from Oscar a. Thomas of Sunderland on june 18. Judge George m. Ulenberg set Ball at $100 and released Jepson in the custody of his court appointed counsel atty. Margaret s. Lillie pending the posting of the bail. In two companion cases Daniel d. Boone 22, of Wells pleaded guilty to having furnished a minor Joan a. Owens 20, of Granville ., with malt beverage and miss Owens pleaded guilty to a charge of possessing malt beverage with intent to consume it. Both offences were said to have occurred june 12 in Manchester. Each respondent was fined $15 plus costs of $5.10. Manuel Maiato 29, of Foster r.i., pleaded guilty to two separate charges of operating a truck in Pownal june 12 which was not properly equipped. In the first charge the truck was said to be without mud flaps and in the second it was said to be without flares. Maiato was fined $10 on each count. Bennington briefs two injured in car mishaps two Bennington area residents were injured in Auto accidents investigated late tuesday afternoon by state police. Both Accident victims were treated at Putnam memorial to splat and released. Police said that about 4 45 . A truck driven by Amos Bishop sr., 70, of Woodford and a car driven by Leroy f. Bernhardt 61, of fort Wayne ind., collided on Vermont 9 near the Entrance to the Woodford hollow school. Bernhardt police said was travelling West when Bishop turned in front of him into the school driveway. Bishop s truck was pushed by the Impact into the Side of a parked car owned by Daniel Davis or. Of Woodford. Damage to All three vehicles was reported by police to be moderate to extensive. Bernhardt chief Engineer for Mobile classrooms inc. Of fort Wayne was Here in connection with the delivery of a Mobile classroom to the Woodford school. Bishop is a Woodford school director. Bishop who was shaken up was taken to the Hospital by the Bennington Rescue squad. A 1964 Mustang driven by Edward h. Bowmaker 43, of 107 Coolidge ave., was extensively damaged Early tuesday evening after it struck to guard posts on . 7 near the peaceful Valley restaurant in Pownal and rolled Over twice according to state police. The Driver was treated by or. George Mullen of North Adams mass., for cuts and bruises and then taken to the Hospital by the Pownal Rescue squad. Police said Bowmaker was travelling South when his car went off the right Side of the Highway. Auto Agency has open House Williams andbugbeeinc.,local rambler and International truck dealer will entertain area residents thursday Friday and saturday at an open House in the company a building on East main Street. The open House will celebrate completion of a remodelling program. The company has a new show room parts room and office space. Improvements have been made to the exterior and other parts of the building. Guests will be invited to inspect the new facilities. Teen agers will receive special attention thursday when Williams and Bugbee will entertain them at a dance from 8 toll . The chalets will provide the music. Joseph Latif co owner of the Auto Agency has announced that american motors new Marlin sports car will be on display. Fourth degree Assembly knights of Columbus will hold its meeting thursday at 7 30 . Election of officers will be held. Refreshments will follow. Regular meeting of the veterans of world War i Barracks 1955, will be held Friday at 7 30 . At the vow rooms. Chs senior pictures of the class of 1965 May be picked up at Bennington Catholic High s office. Damage to two cars was the result of a collision on main Street monday investigated by Bennington Village police. Involved were a 1962 Oldsmobile operated by Julia Mertrude of 824 main St. And a 1961 Ford operated by Ellen j. Corey of Arlington. The Corey car was pulling away from the curb when the Accident occurred. Miss Judith m. Houran daughter of or. And mrs. Vernet Houran of Oversea Road North Bennington was recently graduated from the Wilfred Academy of hair and Beauty culture in Boston. Second l4. Harold a. Uttley jr., whose parents live in Bennington is attending an air defense officer orientation course at the army air defense school fort Bliss Texas. The course is nine weeks and has special emphasis on the Nike Hercules missile and its firing system. The officer is a 1960 graduate of new Mexico state University. His wife Molly lives in Las Cruces nju1. James f. Mathers jr., 18-year-old son of or. And mrs. James Mathers has enlisted in the us. Air Force. He will leave monday for Lackland fab Texas for his Basic training. He graduated from Bennington Catholic High school june 13. Or. Willard Goyette s office will be closed from june 22 to july 14. Adv. June 23 Hospital notes tuesday june 22 admissions mrs. Mary Cassano Lewis Stanley mrs. Elizabeth Dommke Bennington mrs. Gertrude Stacy Manchester Center William o Dell Pownal master Robert Wallace jr., Woodford miss Julia Mcgarvin Hoosick Falls William Bruso North Bennington miss Susan Pike master Charles Pike Arlington. Discharges miss Gretchen Ventz Manchester Center Leon Mears Arlington miss Annette Sinclair Bennington mrs. Bernice Brandi and son Hoosick Falls mrs. Eleanor Lacross and daughter Sandgate mrs. Ella Amidon Cherry Plain . Births or. And mrs. Dennis Woodward of 313 Beech St., a daughter june 22. Stock averages Dow Jones Bache a co., Albany noon 30 industrials 874.72 a .51 20 railroads 196.30 .20 is utilities 155.03 .31 composite average 302.37 .06 sales 1,710.000 Beletu Javery memorials 517 South Street Bennington Vermont Coll mrs. Ernest h. Javery mrs. Alan h. Page i i

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