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Bennington Banner (Newspaper) - May 20, 1963, Bennington, Vermont Bennington Banner monday May 20, 1963-5 Manchester chamber of Commerce reorganizing to stimulate area installation night for Hoosick Falls elks auxiliary saturday night was reserved for the distaff Side at the Hoosick Falls elks Lodge Here officers appear at the head table before sitting Down to a Turkey dinner prepared and served by their husbands. Left to right Edith Beaumont Ruth Burns Betty Crowley Barbara Deluca Edna Rose Ella Rourke Ann Hue Bier Rose Liberace Ann Armstrong president Margaret Myers outgoing president Eleanor Jenuskevice Margaret Frazer Harriet Ingraham Patricia Rasch and Betty Mcmartin. Staff photo Edmunds Arlington Ann Marsh Tel. Or 5-2355 around the Village the Garden club Bird Wall will Start at the Home of . Elsie Ehrich Shaftsbury. To reach her Home you turn right at the Hilltop Motel in Shaftsbury on . 7 opposite the modern restaurant that is under construction follow the Road until there is a Road to the left about two Miles. There will be signs indicating the turn. Turn left and you la be there. Or. And . Ralph Wyman Are adjusting to a new experience that of being grandparents. Their son John called from it. Wayne ind. Thursday morning to Tell of the arrival of a son. A tent has been secured for the Garden club auction to rain or Shine save sat. June 29 for a Day of fun and treasure seeking. In the meantime All the housewives Are urged to keep the auction in mind As they do their Spring cleaning. Remember one Man s trash is another Many a treasure. A Call to . Ann Metcalf . Marie Burgess or . Stella Given will bring a car or truck to your door to collect your treasures. Or. And . Martin Cummings have begun work on a new Home to be constructed on the Hill Between the Bill Youngs and Jim wymans on . 7. Explorer pose 34 attended the Green it. Council Camporee held at Camp Sunrise the past weekend. It wan an International affair with Many Canadian scouts present adding to the Gran total of five Hundred scouts and adults. Arlington s Post had a fir staid service project and acted As couriers among the troops. Post advisor George Walsh accompanied the boys As did de Doyle Jack Secor Bob Buck and Henry Hall troop committeemen. Arlington Calendar tuesday May 21 a Arlington Garden club Bird walk 7 30 . Home of . Elsie Ehrich Shaftsbury. Baseball Arlington at Whitingham Arlington chorus 7 30 . West Arlington Community House. Fire Drill 6 30 . Firehouse wednesday May 22 a Buxton school of Williamstown mass. Presents Christopher Fry so a Phoenix too frequent a 8 . Memorial school. Thursday May 23 a baseball Arlington at Wilmington. Saturday May 25 a 4-h dress review 3 . Memorial school. Elks auxiliary officers named at gala Hoosick Falls banquet Hoosick Falls . Elwin Armstrong Ai Rogers Avenue took Over officially As president of the ladies auxiliary Poe no. 178 during installation ceremonies held at the elks Lodge Here saturday night. Past presidents . William e. Burns and . Thomas Beaumont served As installing officer and installing marshal respectively. The annual affair began at 6 30 with a reception followed by a Turkey dinner which was prepared and served by members of Poe no. 178 under the chairmanship of Franklin Tate esteemed lecturing Knight. Installation was held at 8 30 and from 10to2a.m. The elks and their ladies danced to the music of Stan Milos orchestra. Other officers installed Are . John Jenuskevice vice president . Norman Myers advisor . Charles Frazier Secretary . William Rourke sr., treasurer . Gerald Ingram trustee . Barrington Rose chaplain . Albert de Wilmington a Dover Carlo Wolfer Tel. To 4-3993 about 41 students of grades 3 to 8 of the Dover school attended a concert of the Brattleboro music festival orchestra at the Brattleboro High school sunday afternoon. Joseph Mandell principal several parents and the school furnished transportation. The Wilmington Lions club will meet wednesday at the Long Jim restaurant. The five boy and five girl graduates of the Dover school will spend a Day at the school of their Choice on May 22. Six will visit Brattleboro High school three will go to Wilmington and one to the Deerfield Academy. Until now boys of the Dover school have played baseball at the school grounds Only. But last wednesday Joseph Mandell accompanied them to Newfane where they played for the first time against another team coached by Leo litres. Dover lost by one Point. They will play again tuesday. The team consists of grades 5, 6, 7 and 8, including two substitutes. The thursday meeting of girl scout troop 544 was postponed until thursday May 23 at 3 30 in the school cafeteria. Worthy Matron Mary Dary of Jacksonville presided Over the meeting of the Mayflower chapter Oes at the masonic Hall thursday evening. Initiation ceremonies and balloting for candidates were conducted. Refreshments were served by the hospitality committee. The next meeting will be june 20. Luca and . Joseph Liporace escorts . Charles Crowley historian . John me Martin and . Luther Rasch guards . Clarence Myers and . Arnold Kuebler trustees. Auxiliary members had decorated the Lodge with fragrant purple lilacs and Apple blossoms and Small sachets were attached to the programs. There was the traditional Exchange of gifts among incoming outgoing and installing officers. William Sigalos manager of Roundsville on Church Street donated stereophonic equipment and records to provide the dinner music. The Hoosick Falls elks Lodge was first established in the 1800s and now boasts 385 members. The 6-year-old auxiliary has 138 members. The Pownal Vera Langlais fishing Derby winners or. Spite of the heavy rain saturday morning several Hardy Young fishing enthusiasts participated in the fishing Derby held at Sawmill Pond. Youngsters 6 to 12 competed in the Derby sponsored by the Pownal Filiti and game club. Prizes for catching the largest Trout were awarded As follows first John pud Var 9l/2 inches second Nancy Buck 9i/4 inches and third Gary Church 9 inches. Members of the club last week stocked the Pond with 300 fish of which about too were caught. Robert e. Rudd or. Has announced that although the contest is officially closed youngsters May still try their Luck at catching the some 200 Trout still in the Pond. Sale nets $130 a rummage Sale sponsored by the Wesleyan class of the Pownal methodist Church saturday took in $1,300. Mrs. Otis Dorman served As general chairman assisted by . Harry w. Beals sr., . Sidney Clayton . James Quinn miss Bonnie Beals and . Frank l. Haley. Racing opens go Kart racing opened Friday night at the Barbera a Lake Road track. Twenty karts participated in 15 races with prizes being awarded in three classes. Gordon Ware is serving As general chairman for the races sponsored by the Pownal Center fire depart the Mountain towns Carlo Wolter Tel. To 4-3993 or. And . Anders Olsen of Mamaroneck ., returned Home after spending a week at their log Cabin. The Olsen expect to return soon for the summer. Livingston Longfellow spent two weeks at his ski cottage and left for Maine thursday. He will return for another visit in the near future. Arthur Green observed his 80th birthday on saturday. Tel. A 37716 ment and the season is expected to continue through october with races being held each Friday night at 7 30. The annual Spring dance of the Pownal fire department auxiliary was held at the fire House saturday night. Both round and Square dancing to the music of the Jim Willis orchestra from Pittsfield mass., was enjoyed by 150 people. The Hall was gaily decorated and a May Basket with Spring Flowers was suspended from the ceiling. Prizes were awarded during the evening to . Richard a Champney . Arnold Clough . George Beverly . Floyd Woodcock and Richard and William Parks. Mrs. George Renner was in charge of arrangements assisted by . Roll and Roy . Charles Gautsche . Glenn Sweet . Grace Hill . Arthur George . Edgar Senecal James Ward Ralph Bishop and George Renner. A card party for the Benefit of the Pownal pioneers 4-h club camping fund was held Friday night at the Home of the club leaders or. And . A. Coleman Mason. Proceeds of $17.60 were received and prizes awarded to . Florence Towslee Alfred Davis . Betty Armstrong . Alfred Davis Laura Langlais Maude Turner and . Alfred Davis. By Nancy h. Otis Manchester a a you can to run a chamber of Commerce or any other business with underwear buttons a said Sally Pabst last week. As president of the local chamber which really represents big business she has Given the matter plenty of time and thought. And so have her 13 directors. If you be seen lights still burning at the chamber office As late As l.30 ., it was the Board of directors hard at work. They be been putting the program of the chamber through a Complete structural and financial reorganization. Their purpose a Quot to save Manchester the town that turned Down the chamber a appropriation this year from becoming a ghost town a the fear voiced by so Many when the bypass threatened. Sooner or late the threat will come again and the by pass will become a reality. To make people want to come to Manchester rather than go elsewhere is part of the work program being outlined. It looks like the perfect example of a turning the other Cheeky and maybe it is. Quot we done to want a Honky Tonk town either a says one spokesman. Quot unless the chamber survives and Manchester gets some control through zoning that s just what a going to but certainly there a no bitterness involved in the chamber a renewed efforts. Despite the fact that it never needed Money More a Quot we re going on guts and fortitude right now a the entire staff feels that divorce from the taxpayer is the Best thing that s Ever happened. Quot you either believe in the town you live in and Are civic minded and show it by Active and financial support or you done to says . Pabst earnestly. Quot and no longer can the taxpayer use the excuse that he has already supported the chamber through in the past the chamber has always Felt a sense of restriction in its activities for fear of offending the taxpayer. Now it can take a stand on anything that a right for Manchester a from parking problems to the by pass. In the new budget the directors have been working on it will take a minimum of $67000 to run the chamber office year round. With the growth of attractions surrounding Manchester i.e., Skyline drive Southern Vermont Art Center Stratton etc., there a been a constant flood of inquiries about the area too much for the directors who Are already in business to handle themselves so the budget includes a full time paid Secretary. Right now the chamber is scraping the Bottom of the barrel. No funds. And it takes $100 to operate just the information office from june i to Columbus Day. These Are the reasons the chamber is broke basically dues have been unrealistic and Way out of proportion to the size of the businesses involved. For instance a whopping big ski area like Bromley has been kicking in As Little As Bishop Joyce administers confirmation at St. Johns awaiting transportation to Camporee boys scouts of the Dorset troop 32 assembled in front of the Post office Friday night to await a number of private vehicles which transported them to Camp Sunrise in Orwell ror the annual Spring Camporee. The boys returned to Dorset sunday afternoon. Left to right kneeling Peter Abbott Ricky Sprague , Billy Mcfall James Smith Tom Burke Bud Stannard Gary Waite Brian Edgerton and Walter Wade. Standing Bruce Waite Bob Finlay Ezra Smith Douglas slaving Bill Matson Joel Warren Hal Coolidge and John Finlay patrol Leader. The boys Are members of thunderbird Bear Hawk and Moose patrols. Staff photo Edmunds North Bennington a most Rev. Robert f. Joyce Bishop of the roman Catholic diocese of Burlington administered the sacrament of confirmation to a class of 57 boys and girls and 2 adults in ceremonies held at St. John the Baptist Church Here saturday afternoon. Assisting Bishop Joyce were it. Rev. Francis b. Flanagan very Rev. Louis e. Gelineau Chancellor of the diocese very Rev. William c. Beston Csc and Rev. Robert Walco Csc and Rev. Walter f. Miller pastor of St. Johns. The Honor guard of 4th degree kalg hts of Columbus in full regatta was made up of Frank Hoyt Mason Amadon Frank j. Kelley George Coutu Irving Daigneault and Leonard Anzivino. Altar boys in the processional included William Hayes Simeon Crosier Barry Griffith William Hurley William Coonz Timothy Powers and Johnathan Dwyer. Serving As Ushers were John r. Powers and Merton Snow or. Or. And . William e. Dailey or. Of North Bennington and or. And . George Shea of Shaftsbury were sponsors for the class. Following the confirmation ceremonies Bishop Joyce held an informal reception for the members of the class their parents and friends on the Lawn in the rear of the Church. Refreshments were served by members of St. John s modality including . George Young . Charles Austin miss Mary Mosher . Louise Powers . Leo Keough and . Robert Flynn. The roster of the confirmation class includes Barbara Ackerman Bonnie Baldwin Russell Barber Robert Bleau Elizabeth Clawson Paula Cooke Mary Coonz Steven Corcoran Elaine Curran Marilyn Dailey William Dailey Thomas Delaney Lynn Driscoll Mark Dwyer Christine English William flood and Kathleen Flynn. Also Christine Harris Sally Harris Wanda Harwood John t. Hayes Larry Herrington Thomas Hyland Linda Kelley Linda King Brenda Kinney Francis Kinney Alan Knapp debt Lavigne Alan legacy Deborah legacy Donna lever Linda lever Jeffrey Loomis Deborah Mattison Anne Mcguire Francis Moxley Kathy Moxley David Murphy Paul Murphy Anthony Myers Nancy Myers Yolanda Myers Peter Niles Margaret o Brien Scott paddock Marianna Paquin Christine Powers Dali Lee Riley Kathy Riley Patricia Riley John Sandquist Michael Shea Mary Shultz Marlene Stratton and Howard value. The adults included . Robert Gratton and Stanley Al Well. Bishop Joyce was a guest at our lady of peace Retreat House on saturday night and said mass there sunday for the Sisters of St. Thomas of Villanova who conduct the Retreat House. He was assisted at the mass by for. Miller. N. Bennington Elizabeth Dwyer Tel. 44245ir Norsha it democrats the no Shaft democrats will meet Toight at 8 at the Library. Refreshments will be served. Mizpah Circle the Mizpah Circle of the Baptist Church will sponsor a food and rummage Sale saturday at the Library from to . To i . Plans for this Sale were made at the last meeting of the group held at the Home of . Tracy Kenyon. The committee for the Sale includes . Alex Thomson . Stanley Shaw . Ralph Couch and . Edith Mccarthy. The june meeting of the Miz pahs will be held at the Home of . Mccarthy. Rally and cookout will be held for All girl scouts and brownies at Lake Par an tuesday from 4 30 to 6 permission slips must be brought. The South Skie Circle of the Baptist Church will meet tuesday at 7 30 . At the Home of . Carl Jolivette $25 a year while a 15-bed Motel paid the same. Dues for a ski area and similar attractions will be boosted under the new dues Structure to As much As $200. Then take the matter of the chamber a spanking new building a Manchester Lions donated $2500 to the cause and a lot of other folks chipped in too. But Over $400 is still outstanding. Who a going to pay Many people done to realize that this attractive building is on town land or that the selectmen have turned Down the chamber a request for financial assistance. So the chamber continues to carry the Burden. _ another big chunk of Cash about $700 a was spent on the chamber a big Winter project the town skating rink. The in door rink was a real Ferfort to meet Public demand and to show that the chamber a heart was in the right place. But when the unforeseen happened and heavy Snow caused the cars Den garage roof to collapse it brought this worthy project to an abrupt end. The chamber was left holding the Tab. While citizens have been asking Quot what a the chamber doing about such and such a and Quot what s it going to do about so and so a the Board of directors has been Busy laying a whole new foundation for the chamber a work. The result of their labors will be set Forth May 27 when one of the biggest and most important chamber of Commerce meetings Ever to be held in Manchester will begin at 8 . At elementary school. It will be open to every citizen because the chamber wants people to hear what it has to say about improving the town. The 162 Bona fide members will be faced with two big votes the new dues Structure and a revision of the bylaws but most of the evening will concern the chamber a revitalization. Public acceptance of its revolutionary new Structure will have a definite bearing on the chamber a future conduct. As Sally Pabst says Quot the chamber wants to act and now it is free to do so. But it must have financial and moral support. We want Faith in the directorship that the members have elected and belief in what they be tried to Manchester Dorset now have dial phones change sunday Manchester a at 7 Sunday strings were pulled in the new Telephone exchanges in Manchester and Dorset cutting off telephones in the old Telephone Central offices and connected the new dial Telephone marking the beginning of a new Era in the Telephone history of Manchester and Dorset. Few persons outside the Telephone company witnessed the Brief operation that brought to an end the usefulness of the present Central office equipment that had served these towns and which placed the now dial system into operation. Since it was highly important that not a single Telephone in either town be without service for More than a few seconds plans had been made so carefully that the entire operation would not require More than two minutes. This is in Sharp contrast to the months of work that had been necessary to put the dial system into service. The method of disconnecting the present equipment is known to Telephone men As Quot pulling the heat these Are tiny devices that serve approximately the same purpose on each Telephone circuit As a fuse serves on an electric Power circuit a to protect the circuit from too heavy a Load of current. Cords were attached to each of thousands of heat coils in the main Frame room of the present Telephone building and Banks of North s hire birdwatchers scan skies Manchester a four groups of birdwatchers from the Manchester Garden club will be taking an Early morning walk thursday in search of Spring Birds in Dorset. Guides for the 8 a in. Walk which will proceed from the Barrows House will be . Oliver Jennings or. Julia Shipman. Mrs. Bruce smart and miss Barbara Scadding. Members will return to the Barrows House for breakfast at 9 30. Mrs. Arvis a. Johnson will give a program on ferns. Hostesses for the meeting Are . Hugh Macnair . Willian Erny and . Alfred Yares. In Case of rain a tape recording of one of the Garden club s radio programs will be Given in lieu of the Bir walk. Manchester Nancy Otis Tel. 338 . Lionel Dulac and . Warren Smith Are co chairmen of the red Cross Bloodmobile a visit Here wednesday. The drawing will take place at the elementary school gym from 12 30 to 6 . The quota is too pints and anyone wishing blood replaced is asked to Call . Dulac at 362-1358 or . Smith at 362-2061. Mrs. Madeline Mettey is in charge of the Bromley Street shop which opened last week in the Village for the Sale of casual clothes. On May 30 the Bromley Mountain shop at the ski area will again sell gifts Vermont products and imports under the supervision of George Bischoff. A third shop the Bromley poolside shop opens at the Equinox House june i. Mrs. Mettey will also run this Enterprise which will feature resort Wear. Breard h. Hawks of Bennington will preside at the 19th Spring convention of the Vermont association of realtor boards thursday afternoon and evening at la Auberge restaurant. George l. Markey president Bennington county Board of realtors will give the Welcome. Thorn cords were attached to Long boards each held by a Telephone Plant Man. At a Given signal a the sound of the whistle a each Man yanked his Board hard enough to pull All the heat coils simultaneously thus disconnecting the old manual lines. The first Call through the new equipment was made by or. Oakley Porter town manager of Manchester from his office to or. John Brown town manager of Dorset at the Barrows House in Dorset. After this Call was completed approximately 1,600 telephones in the two towns were ready to operate through the new dial equipment. Now that the dial system has been Cut Over the residents of Manchester Dorset and Rupert will be Able to dial their own Long distance Calls. Instructions for placing these Calls have been mailed to each subscriber and Page 4 of the new Telephone directory explains the procedures in detail. Phillip j. Corcoran manager of the Telephone company in this area urges All subscribers in Manchester and Dorset to review the introductory pages of the new directory. In particular he asks that All note the emergency fire and police numbers which Are printed inside the front cover. The installation of the dial system marked the end of a near half Century of faithful work by the Telephone operators in Manchester and Dorset. Som of these operators will continue lathe Rutland office while others have made other arrangements. Their commendable service is being rewarded by a dinner party and dance in their Honor sponsored by the appreciative Manchester residents. Progreso noted at annual meeting of health Center Wilmington a Robert Coombs jr., past president of the Deerfield Valley health Center reported at the annual meeting wednesday night that the free polio clinic conducted by the Center was a worthwhile Effort. About 150 persons received Oral Vacc Type i in january while More than 500 took advantage of Type 2 in March. And again in May about 150 received Type 3. There were also Many school children who received the vaccine in school and a free diabetic clinic was held during diabetes week. The services of or. William d. Worthington a paediatrician from Bennington who is at toe Center the first tuesday of each month Are Well received by the people of Wilmington and Vicinity. Coombs expressed the centers gratefulness to . Ora Boyd who has made Many trips to Bennington to receive free instructions under the guidance of or. Howard t. Guare in a Ray tech Shaftsbury a pcs names new officers Shaftsbury a the woman a society of Christian service of the Shaftsbury methodist Church met last week at . Rhea Gleason son Sycamore Lane where 1963 officers were installed. Former a pcs president . Edith Stockwell conducted a candlelight service for the following officers . Mildred Millington president . Louis Mcdonald vice president . Eleanor Lawrence Secretary miss Stella Hawkins treasurer m r s. Blanche Center Secretary of Christian social relations . Louise Mcdonald literature and publications . Laura Montgomery missionary education and service . Eleanor Lawrence promotion . Lucy Mattison spiritual life . Muriel Morgan youth work and vocations. The next a pcs meeting will be held june la at 8 . At . Luella Wisong a dude ranch. One of the co hostesses will be . Hazel Fritz. A condensation of the final chapter in the study Book on Hong Kong will be presented by . Laura Montgomery. Mrs. Edith Stockwell is asking each lady to bring some articles to this meeting for the state Hospital such cosmetics jewelry scarves. Waterbury As books ties and Shaftsbury Frank act Acy the Mary Monroe Hawkins memorial Library association will meet tuesday at 8 . In the Shaftsbury elementary school. A those interested in the Library Are invited to attend this meeting. Mrs. Mary Mattison Chester is visiting at the Hon of her daughter . Fred Alai and Camuy. Of Man Home by Tel. 442-6524 Bernard Mccarthy son of or. And . Bernard Mccarthy was one of 18 seniors who received Grants and assistant ships for graduate study at the annual recognition dinner for Siena College seniors held on May 9 in Serra Hall. Bernard has been awarded a teaching Fellowship at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale in. Ology at the Putnam memorial Hospital and also to or. Guare and the Hospital for their cooperation. Mrs. Boyd reported that the Spring fund and membership drive has netted More than $1,100. After Many months of letter writing by treasurer Norman Dalrymple Tho Center received notice from the internal Revenue service that it is now classified As a non profit organization. Thus any contributions May be deducted. Or. Lynde Kimball reported that the Lions club has $341 ready toward the Purchase of a new binocular Microscope. It was also reported that the Vermont National and savings Bank will add $100 to that fund. Members of the Center voted to buy the unit and make up the difference from the Treasury. A fund raising drive was discussed and recently a committee was appointed to work out suitable plans for a new build ing for the health Center. The lease of the present location expires sept. 30, 1964 without a renewal. A new voltage regulator for the Colorimeter was purchased by the Center and Earl Streeter has re glued and repaired All the chairs in the waiting room. Manchester names five teachers Manchester a five new teachers for the Manchester elementary schools fall program have been announced by Robert b. Vail superintendent of schools. The schools first regular physical education teacher will be Herbert w. Bowen of East Dorset who is a graduate of Burr and Burton Seminary and Ithaca College. He has been teaching physical education for three years at Molly Stark school in Bennington. Mrs. Bruce Graham Manchester will again be teaching in the local school system. A primary teacher she has taught three years at the Peru elementary school As Well As in Manchester. She is a Ulm graduate. L. Rodgers Smith jr., North Hampton ., is to be the new seventh and eighth Grade science teacher. A graduate of Monmouth College in new Jersey he has taught math and science for four years in Illinois and new Hampshire. The new Reading supervisor for the elementary school will be . Bertha James of Brentwood Mrs. James was an elementary school teacher for 25 years in new Hampshire and for six years has been Reading coordinator in Brentwood. She holds a . Degree from Plymouth Teachers College and an . From Hofstra College in new York. Assuming duties As music teacher in the fall will be miss Linda Langworthy Middlebury who is a Ulm graduate. She has taught one year in the Vernon conn., Len. Try schools

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