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Bennington Banner (Newspaper) - March 2, 1966, Bennington, Vermont To Bennington Danner wednesday March 2, 1966 Bennington lawmakers predict Quick action on unification act mrs. Walter a. Hill Bennington a municipal consolidation enabling act appears destined for speedy and affirmative action in the legislature according to reports by local representatives to the general Assembly made at the towns annual floor meeting monday night. Rep. Joseph j. Caracciola r-3-1, said he expected the Bill to be reported out on the floor this week and anticipated prompt House approval of the measure he said he would move for a suspension of rules to Speed up the approval action. State sen. Salvatore Santar Cangelo erne of the county a two representatives in the upper House said that As vice chairman of the Senate municipal corporations committee to which funeral mrs. I la a Iii i la i a Kroll the funeral of mrs. Elizabeth Skehan Carroll who died at Putnam memorial Hospital sunday morning was largely attended at Mahar amp son funeral Home tuesday morning with a prayer and in St. Francis de sales Church where a requiem High mass was offered by the it. Rev. Msgr. Francis b. Flanagan pastor. Seated in the Sanctuary was Rev. Gerald t. Buckley pastor of St. Columbanus Church in Arlington. Bearers were Richard and Edward Morse Joseph Carroll All of Bennington and Don old Daigneault of Hampton . Monday night monsignor Flanagan led in recitation of the Rosary. Entombment was in Park Lawn Chapel with burial to be in that cemetery in the Spring. Relatives and friends attended from Hampton ., and the surrounding area. Hen Iii not Lon briefs Federal surplus commodities will be distributed to eligible Bennington residents thursday from 8 30 . To i . At the Bennington Village garage selectmen a agent mrs. Alma Langlois has announced. Mrs. Harry s. Moses of Grandview Street who was taken to Putnam memorial Hospital Early in the morning on feb. 14 suffering from a severe heart attack is reported to be recovering slowly. A 25-to30 Inch base Frozen granular surface was reported from Stratton Mountain ski area today. There were Snow flurries and the weather was Cloudy with temperature at 30 degrees. There is fair to Good skiing All Over the Mountain. Haystack Mountain ski area reported this morning that it was snowing heavily. A 6 to 24-Lnch base packed granular is listed with skiing in the to bar area Good and also Good on the upper Mountain. Winds were subsiding and the temperature was 30. Hospital notes tuesday March i 1966 admissions mrs. Semoline Fleming Hoosick Falls mrs. Gladys Brophy East Dorset miss Polly Dicran Ian Pownal. Discharges Jay Ward sr., mrs. Charlotte Hast Arlington Gates Benning the Bill would be assigned when it reaches that House he will move for the committees approval of the Bill without change. Rep. George Vansantvoord d-3-3, told town voters at the meeting that some questions had been raised about the proposed consolidation charter in the House municipal corporations committee on which he serves. But he told a reporter after the meeting that he expected committee approval of the enabling act without any changes from the draft submitted by the local unification study committee. Vansantvoord have a Little fun with town voters in connection with the Bill. Noting that the draft would authorize selectmen to enact an ordinance relating to the keeping of dogs cats and other Domestic animals Vansantvoord questioned whether anybody much less selectmen could control cats. He then asked for an advisory vote on the question of whether or not the reference to control of cats should be deleted. Moderator Norton Barber initially proposed the question in such a Way that the determination of whether the a a ayes or a in avs Dreva led was according to Barbera a ruling a some what area obituaries h. Baillie reporter up president he then rephrased the question asking voters if they favored selectmen a regulation of cats. There were a few a yes est but More though still hesitant ruled Barber a i managed to get a vote in your favor the legislative act when approved will provide the basis on which voters of the town its three incorporated villages and one incorporated fire District can if they choose unify the several separate governments into a single town government which would operate under the special town charter provided by the enabling act. Arthur d. Taylor chairman of the local unification study committee told voters at the meeting that As soon As the enabling act has been approved his committee will undertake the holding of a series of informational meetings in preparation for the several votes required in determining whether and to what extent the municipal consolidation will go into effect. Ton miss Tambra Brenenstuhl Walloomsac n. Y. Births or. And mrs. Thomas Denio of r.d.2, Bennington a daughter Karen Marie. Mrs. Denio is the former Gwen Stevens of Bennington. Harte theatre i now thru tues. Eve. 6 30 amp 8 40 . Sat. Amp Suh. Mat. 2 . Til Albert r Broca air Harry Saltzman Sean Connery thunderball a Hon Chow pan vision a is United artists technicolor shopping Center continued from Page i National store is considering expansion Carye said. Carye is no stranger to the Vermont economic scene a besides developing the North Bennington Road shopping Center Here he has engaged in other ventures in the state including the development of the first National shopping Center in Brattleboro which the Barbara Jean realty corporation owns. Carye said the land Transfer and his new development plans give an indication of what Bennington has shown in the past few years. Quot the area has shown such growth that we Are willing to triple our size a Carye said. Carye noted the expansion of the . Grant store will make it a one of the largest if not the largest Grant store in Vermont. To be kept open throughout the construction period the Grant store will open its new facilities in March 1967. Carye said it was his feeling that the seven other new stores would be completed at about the same time. Construction at the shopping Center should begin a Between 60 and 90 Days a Carye said. New entrances and exits based on traffic studies will be set up along North Bennington Road. Parking space Carye said will be increased from its present 400 car capacity to handle a a a minimum of 700 cars. William e. Hoisington of Lon Ergan and Thomas broker for All persons party to the real estate Transfer said at least four distinct advantages will be gained by Bennington As a result of the transaction and the subsequent development of the shopping Center. A a junkyard Hoisington said is being eliminated privately without recourse to Public funds. A a flow Quality housing As Hoisington put it will be eliminated along the North Bennington Road. A the shopping Center will offer new employment to about 200 persons. A there will be major additions to Bennington a tax roles. The four advantages Are All incidental to the convenience to shoppers of major new retail facilities Carye and Hoisington agreed. Carye said the Center would extend Bennington a drawing Power Many Miles and he guessed Many shoppers who now patronize the Albany Troy area would come to Bennington. It was noted that if the Friendly ice Cream Chain comes to the shopping Center it would be the concerns first venture into Vermont. Friendly stores Are located almost everywhere since 1859 Cada Saint go Are the bed so Vogl in new England except in Vermont Carye said. The Leblanc have emphasized they have no plans to quit their garage facilities on North Bennington Road even though the Barbara Jean realty co. Is acquiring the Large junkyard behind the garage. Mrs. Leblanc said uses would be found for the garage facilities including the storage of batteries and other Auto parts. Junk cars now in the Leblanc lot Are being transported to another site on East Road mrs. Leblanc said. The real estate Transfer was closed monday in the office of atty. William c. Sennett on East main Street. Sennett acted As counsel for the Leblanc and for James Shea the Sellers. Hoisington broker for both parties to the bargain said he will act As co agent in the leasing of the new stores to be built by Carye. The North Bennington Road shopping Center now on the Point of major expansion is less than four years old the first National store opened just before Christmas 1962 and the Grant store opened in february 1963. Prouty wants to extend is benefits Washington up a sen. Winston l. Prouty r-vt., says he will introduce an amendment to the administrations tax Bill to include All persons Over 70 in the social Security act. It provides that All retired people 70 and Over not now insured would be eligible for social Security benefits at the rate of $44 a month and $22 a month for their spouses. Prouty told the Senate monday that the amendment would cover such persons As retired Farmers and teachers who never had an Opportunity to obtain social Security coverage during their working lifetimes. He said he had not been Able to get a consensus in the Senate to increasing the minimum social Security Benefit to at least $70 and would offer the amendment instead to Blanket in All persons Over 70 at the minimum $44 rate. General revenues would pay for his proposal Prouty said. Berkshire Downs suit set for april hearing Boston up a a suit by Berkshire Downs in Hancock to regain its customary 24 racing dates will be heard in april or May by the full Bench of the Massachusetts supreme court. The state racing commission in january denied the tracks petition for a fall meet and assigned the 24 Days to Suffolk Downs in East Boston. Suffolk is the states Only other parimutuel horse racing track. The commission ruled Hancock voters had failed to renew approval for the racing As required every six years under state Law. Hancock selectmen had approved the racing but the voters not ratify the matter until a town meeting in february. La Jolla Calif. Up a Hugh Baillie a dynamic part of the United press for More than 40 years in which he became both a prominent world reporter and company president died tuesday night at Scripps memorial Hospital of heart failure. The 75-year-old news executive had been in declining health for four years and had entered the Hospital two weeks ago. At his bedside was his son Hugh Scott Baillie now a sports writer for the up in san Francisco and a former news editor on the Banner in Bennington in the Early �?T50s. The senior Baillie had visited in Bennington while his son was located there. Born in Brooklyn ., oct. 23, 1890, his father was David g. Baillie a scottish journalist and literary Secretary to Andrew Carnegie who had started on a newspaper in Dumfries Scotland. In new York the elder Baillie worked on the Tribune the world and the press and married the daughter of John b. Hays the Tribune a Star political reporter. His Mother survives. Or. Baillie represented the fourth generation of his family to go into newspaper work. His father and maternal Grandfather were political reporters and his maternal great Grandfather ran a weekly newspaper in Pennsylvania. And his son Scott entered the business As a sports reporter. Or. Baillie once remarked that he no to see How his grandson Mark Mead born in 1953, could escape being the sixth generation of Baillies in the newspaper business. A forceful Man who sported a German military haircut and burst into rooms like a halfback he was president of the United press from 1935 to 1955 and chairman of the Board the next two years. But he considered himself a newsman first and scored beats while on International business trips. Prior to world War ii he obtained interviews with such figures of the period As Adolph Hitler Mussolini Pierre Laval and Neville Chamberlain. He covered the fighting in Sicily and France during 1943-44, and in 1945 interviewed emperor hero Hito just after the japanese surrendered. Baillie completed his a grand slam that year by obtaining exclusive interviews with the late Douglas Macarthur and Chiang Kai Shek. He received the Honor award for distinguished service in journalism from the school of journalism of the University of Missouri in 1953 Quot in recognition of his. Astute decision to Pio Neer the supplying of news for radio broadcasting his penetrating exclusive interviews with world leaders his leadership in seeking postwar Freedom of news among nations a he married the former miss Constance Scott daughter of Winfield Scott who was a san Francisco daily news reporter As was his daughter. Other survivors include a brother David g. Baillie or. Of new York City and a Nephew David g. Baillie Iii. Selectmen seek new Landfill operator Bennington selectmen have announced that they Are receiving applications for the position of operator at the towns sanitary Landfill to replace the longtime operator Theophile la flamme who is retiring. Application forms May be obtained from the selectmen a agents office in the town building. These should be filled out and returned no later than noon next tuesday. Selectmen indicated they expect to consider the applications at their meeting that night. The person filling the Post will be responsible for the operation of the Landfill grader and in overseeing the use of the Landfill. Mrs. Walter a. Hill 60, the former Catherine Hurley of 136 Dewey St., member of a Well known family in Bennington died at Putnam memorial Hospital this morning after a Long illness. A daughter of the late Adelbert and Catherine Magill Hurley she was born in Bennington aug. 4,1905 and had attended Bennington graded school and Bennington High school. She was married to Walter a. Hill oct. 17,1936 by father Joyce who was then pastor of Northfield Parish and now is Bishop of Burlington the most Rev. Robert f. Joyce . Her husband died sept. 29, 1955. Or. And mrs. Hill had conducted an electrical appliance store on main Street for several years. After his death mrs. Hill had continued operation of the store for a Short period. After she sold the business she was then employed in the county National Bank approximately five years. In her Long time residence Here and acquaintance in the mercantile Field she had acquired Many friends in her personable Way. She was a devout member of St. Francis de sales Church. Survivors Are two Sisters Village clerk Hilda Hurley of Bennington and mrs. Leo Marjorie Burns of Bennington formerly of Hoosick Falls Three Stepsons maj. Thomas l. Hill of Monterey Calif. Kenneth Hill of Bennington and Bernard Hill of Illinois cousins Are also left. The funeral will be held saturday at 8 30 . With a prayer at Mahar amp son funeral Home and inst. Francis de sales Church at 9, where a requiem High mass will be offered. Entombment will be in Park Lawn Chapel and burial will be in the family lot in the cemetery in the Spring. Friends May Call at the funeral Home thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p. In. And Friday at the same hours. Recitation of the Rosary will be at 8 . Friday. A great debate continued from Page i debate. But democrats unhappy with the administrations course in Asia Felt they had Little Choice but to vote for a Bill authorizing Purchase of military equipment for . Troops already in Viet Nam. George wins selectman race in Large Pownal vote by Vera Langlais Pownal a just As March came in like a lion on the strength of Gusty winds so voters Here turn out for town meeting As 545 of an eligible 843 voters blew into town Hall tuesday to further enhance its reputation As the Quot windiest spot in the Large turnout was stimulated by contests for a number of town offices and by a number of hot issues on the ballot. In contested offices winners were Arthur George for selectman three year term Marcel Langlais first Constable Richard e. Champney Lister and mrs. Carolyn c. Peckham school director. In a close 249 to 236 vote Pownal approved participation in a countywide regional planning group. Also approved was establishment of a kindergarten in the Pownal school District. Voters turned Down a proposal on a decisive 337 to 153 vote to construct a sidewalk in North Pownal along it. 346. Also rejected were proposals to appropriate $500 for the United counselling service a proposal to limit to 25 the number of poll tax exemptions on Volunteer firemen in each of the fire departments and a perennial proposal to exempt livestock and poultry from personal property taxation. All other ballot articles were approved. A total town tax rate of $5.83 was okayed composed of $1.44 for the town tax and $4.39 for the school tax. The tax rate does not include the Levy on Pownal for its share in the Union High school tax assessment. In contested offices George Defeated his opponent Phi up Anderson for selectman on a 347 to 171 vote Langlais Defeated Leonard Duval 269to236 Champney was Victor Over Robert Rudd or. On the strength of a 348 to 163 vote and mrs. Peckham Defeated William h. Jacobsen 287 to 227. An appropriation of $1,500 to the fire companies was approved 436 to 72. A $500 approx Ria Airport the final Senate vote on the measures a lopsided 93 to 2�? ended a Long Day of heated discussion. It was foreshadowed in the Senate a rejection�?92 to 5�?of a Resolution offered by sen. Wayne l. Morse d-ore., to rescind the Tonkin Gulf Resolution. As soon As morsels proposal was swamped sen. Ernest Gruening Dalaska followed with an amendment which would have prevented draftees from being sent to South Viet Nam without congressional approval. This was rejected 81 to 5. On the final Senate vote the Only two senators opposing the measure were Morse and Gruening. They also were the Only two congressional dissenters to the 1904 Tonkin Gulf Resolution. In the House the final vote was an overwhelming 392 to 4. The four House democrats who voted against it were reps. George Brown and Phillip Burton Calif., William Fitts Ryan ., and John Conyers Mich. Rep. Adam Clayton Powell d-., voted a pre sent a meaning he took no stand either Way. 300 children immunized More than 300 children received immunization shots at the measles vaccine clinic sunday it was announced today by the Bennington elementary Pat sponsors of the clinic with the Vermont health department. The Pat members and officers Are appreciative to All who took part in the clinic. Those children who were unable to attend this clinic Are Welcome to attend a clinic at the Shaftsbury elementary school on tuesday March 8, from 9 30 to 10 30a.m. Landgrove tax rate drops $6.28 that a right Landgrove of $1.17 a town and school tax 69 approved at town tuesday from last a a tax rate tax 48 cents cents a was meeting Here a decrease of $6.28 year. The reason for isotope warning Paris up a parisians were warned Over the radio thursday to Alert police but not to touch or open three packages with radioactive isotopes which dropped from a truck while being taken to a Hospital. The drop was because the town had a surplus at the end of the year and reassessment changes will take two years in payment. Mrs. Helen o. Cody who has been Landgrove town clerk and treasurer for 30-Odd years and who resigned tuesday from the posts where she has faithfully served was honoured at the polls tuesday. Mrs. Edith Bauer who was renamed tax collector presented mrs. Cody with a Gold Wristwatch a citation a purse of Money and 1000 Gallons of gasoline on behalf of the townspeople. The latter gift it is re sorted is made available so she can travel around to see her friends. Officers elected were Samuel r. Ogden Moderator Lois Macarthur town clerk and treasurer William Drake selectman s. R. Ogden jr., Lister August Schorch Constable William Drake second Constable Sheila Ogden auditor August Schorch grand juror Edith Bauer tax collector Beverly Drake school director. The Road commissioner is to be appointed and selectmen will act As overseer. No action was taken on the regional planning commission. With 45 eligible voters Only 17 went to the polls. Voters approved the Sale of Beer and wine and also Sale of spirituous liquor 12-3. Continued from Page i the towns participation in a southwestern Vermont regional planning commission. The vote on the planetarium property was 502-280 and the vote on regional planning was 511-274. As to the planetarium project the Rural school District is the formal sponsor but representatives of a number of school districts in the area have been meeting As a committee to develop plans for the special building. The committee has recently submitted an application to the Federal government for a Grant to carry out detailed planning. Conveyance of the land for the planetarium is conditional upon state and or Federal Aid covering the total Cost of the project a further condition is that such Aid be received within two years. Bennington was one of a number of towns in the county which approved the formation of the regional planning commission. But As noted in another article elsewhere in today a Banner because a specified condition contained in the article for Bennington voters and for voters of a number of the other towns was not met the formation of the regional commission cannot at this Point take place. The proposal for the Airport runway Extension had been previously voted Down three times by the town. On the previous occasions a slightly higher local appropriation $50,000, had been called for. Town voters once again approved the Sale of both Beer and wine and spirituous liquors by substantial margins. The vote on Beer and wine was 697-101 while the vote on spirituous liquors was 630-121. The election of officers was marked by the Lack of contests particularly for some of the key posts. In the one contest of some significance that for auditor for three years John Malone Republican Defeated Virginio n. Max Perrotta Democrat 559-266. The results of the elections of other officeholders where there were contests were the following Winner appears first first Constable August Kelson Republican 536 James Kinney Democrat 285 second Constable Thomas Marcney Republican 477 Hugh Clark Democrat 343 town grand jurors Eugene c. Burt and Peter Donavan jr., republicans 587 and 548, respectively Milton Pinsker and Lawrence f. Powers democrats 153 and 335, respectively. Among the uncontested offices democratic incumbent selectman Richard Vansantvoord was returned to his fifth consecutive three year term in the office. Also re elected were Lister Raymond p. Betit also a Democrat and town Road commissioner James Cross Moderator and town agent Norton Barber and trustee of Public monies Armand u. Lampron All republicans. Selectman Arthur e. George incumbent takes it Tion for the Pownal Center first Aid Rescue squad was okayed 452 to 53, and a proposal to appropriate $300 for insurance coverage on Volunteer firemen was endorsed 432 to 77. Voters also okayed on 358 to 144 a $100 request to go to the Bennington county humane society and approved hiring the state auditor to audit town books on a 288 to 207 vote. Two paid holidays thanksgiving and Christmas for full time Highway employees was approved 311 to 188 while exemption of transient horses from the personal property tax was okayed 290 to 207. Approved on a 368 to 125 vote was a request to erect a permanent memorial to All veterans buried in town cemeteries a one each year until completed. Cost this year is 2.5 cents on the grand list. The school District proposal for an appropriation to the us was Defeated on a 272 to 216 vote and voters okayed by 391 to 116 a proposal to appropriate $500 for support of the school for the mentally retarded. The kindergarten proposal was endorsed 315 to 189 and the approximate Cost of 56 cents on the grand list to cover Cost of this project was already figured into the budget at a Cost of $8,-ooo. Other officers elected without opposition were Charles f. Mason Moderator mrs. Rachel Mason town clerk and treasurer Richard Pudvar Road commissioner Martin g. Longner second Constable Everett w. Smith auditor miss Margaret Lillie town agent and trustee of Public monies and Harold p. Hicks a. Daniel Mason and Charles f. Mason grand jurors. Green Mountain club holds annual meeting the 1966 annual meeting of the Bennington Section of the Green Mountain club together with a potluck supper was held sunday evening at the old Bennington schoolhouse. In the business session called to order by Section president Earl Patterson there were reports from treasurer mrs. Hazel Bullock who said the Section had a balance of $499.41 in the Treasury and 43 members in Good standing and from miss Marion Hardy Section Secretary and a trustee on the state Green Mountain club Board who reported on How the Section had received state club help in the building of two new shelters on the stretch of the Long Trail which it is responsible for maintaining. One of the new shelters is on Glastonbury Mountain the other a new Seth Warner shelter in Stamford. In the election of officers Edward Bullock was unanimously chosen As the other of the sections two trustees to the state club Board replacing Ted Goddard who is completing the second of the maximum two consecutive terms which Are allowed under the state club Constitution. All other officers were re wins trophy pvt. Sherman l. Moffitt who recently finished Basic training at fort Dix n.j., holds the trophy presented to him by col. Robert h. Musser inf. Commanding officer for highest expert Rifleman for two companies. It reads Sherman l. Moffitt co 3rd but. Be High Bryc. The youngest son of or. And mrs. George b. Moffitt of Shaftsbury he attended North Bennington High school. He is now stationed at fort Leonard Wood mo., where he is attending heavy equipment school. Astronomy notes elected president Patterson vice president Robert l. Hagerman Secretary miss Hardy and treasurer mrs. Bullock. Coming events announced include the new England Trail conference to be held at Amherst College in Massachusetts in a poll and the state Green Mountain club annual meeting to be held in Rutland May 28. The following suggestions for places to visit on forthcoming hikes were received from various of the approximate 25 members attending the meeting it. Anthony Little Rock Pond Snow Hole Fayville Stratton Mountain Pine cobble it. Grey lock and Griffith Lake. Four teen age boys at the meeting who Are Active Section members thought More boy scouts should be interested in the hiking clubs activities. They suggested that local scouts be invited on some special Section trip. Two of the boys Dale Wilson and Bart Howe walked 95 Miles of the Long Trail last summer covering the distance Between Sherburne pass to the Massachusetts line. They Hope to become Trail a Send tender so this coming summer. The two an adult club member noted helped greatly on work trips made last year by the Bennington Section on its stretch of the Long Trail. The sections first scheduled event of the new year will be a Maple sugar party and walk on the afternoon of March 27. Further details will be announced later. Beni students to take Ned tests More than too ninth and 10th Grade Bennington High school students will take the three hour National educational development tests thursday according to George a. Sleeman guidance director. The next Battery is a series of tests in English social studies mathematics natural sciences and word usage which have been designed to measure each students ability to apply Basic learning skills rather than his ability to memorize particular facts or specific subject matter. They have been used in Bennington High school since 1959 As a help to students parents and teachers in identifying strengths and weaknesses in each students educational development and in making a realistic appraisal of his educational and vocational objectives Sleeman said. This year the program administered will also include an inventory of student educational aspirations and plans which when used with the scores of attained on other parts of the test series will enable advisers and guidance Counselor to immediately identify potential dropouts and other students who need special counselling. Published by science research associates the nations largest commercial publisher of standardized tests the Battery was constructed under the direction of . Lindquist author of the widely used Iowa tests of the Constellation Leo was Well known to the ancients. The greeks claimed this Constellation most Likely through their hero Hercules and his Victory educational development Over the demean lion. The ancient hebrew also insisted that this Star picture was theirs. Had it not appeared from the very beginning in the hebrew Zodiac to them it represented the King of Judah. However they All believed that Leo had a great influence on the weather mainly for the worse. From Here on his reputation became extremely and abruptly unsavoury. Stock averages Dow Jones Bache amp co., Albany noon 30 industrials 937.41 a .78 20 railroads 261.46 �?1.35 is utilities 139.33 a 1.00 composite average 336.15 a 1.07 volume 5,050,000

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