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Bennington Banner (Newspaper) - May 25, 1966, Bennington, Vermont 12�? Bennington Banner wednesday May 25, 1966 area students participate in youth corps project special town vote is called to extend tax Bill dates Flacer slump theme w ill be Days of recall thirty Bennington area students will be Given jobs Here again this summer in the neighbourhood youth corps Nyca program sponsored by the Federal government. According to an announcement by George a. Sleeman guidance Counselor acting principal of Bennington High school and director of the program the jobs will be open to students who for financial reasons would otherwise be unable or would find it difficult to remain in school. The objective of the program is to make it unnecessary for any student to drop out of school because of financial need and to give hard pressed students the extra Money and incentive they need to Complete their High school careers. Sleeman said the students who Are hired will work 30 hours a week for $1.25 an hour. The program begins july 5 and continues until sept. 2. This Summers program will differ from last years in that Only students who plan to attend school next year will be eligible. Graduating seniors and College students in other words will not be considered for employment. Nyc jobs Are open to students throughout the it. Anthony Union High school District. Last year most of the participants were from the Bennington graded District. Interested students according to Sleeman can Call the Beni guidance office and make their applications immediately. Many of the boys and girls who Are hired will be assigned jobs As assistants to custodians and will work on improvement and repair projects at local school buildings. The students May also be Given jobs for the Public Benefit however with any of a number of local nonprofit organizations. In the past they have worked at Public playgrounds or have done clerical work in state and Federal government offices. The Only requirement is that nyc employees do not take jobs away from regular employees. They can however work As assistants to regular employees or do necessary jobs that might otherwise not be done All bookkeeping and paperwork will be handled this year by a Central office in Brattleboro. Students will receive pay checks i Hoff urges formation of milk authority Montpelier up a Vermont gov. Philip h. Hoff says dairymen from his state May get higher prices by forming a marketing authority. Hoff told about 30 representatives of the state s Dairy Industry tuesday that cooperation was essential to secure higher prices. New England Dairy Farmers have been discussing what action they might take Ever since . Agriculture Secretary Orville Freeman granted a Price increase for May and june two thirds of what was expected 44 cents per hundredweight instead of 66 cents. The governor said he would have called a special session of the legislature of the Whiting milk co. Of Boston had been sold to a firm which would not have protected Vermont Farmers. The company is being bought redly from this office. Last year bookkeeping was handled by the school District. The nyc is now a continuing year a round program. During the current school year seven boys and girls at Beni have been employed for 12 hours a week at $1.25 an hour. Sleeman Hopes the program will not Only be continued but expanded in 1966-1967. He says that it is a working beautifully a and is a major Factor in keeping potential dropouts in school. Quot its a fantastic step in the right direction a comments Sleeman. A when a student comes in and says he has to quit because he does no to have enough Money we can do something to help he feels however that at least twice As Many students could Benefit by it if the funds were available. During the school year boys and girls Are employed As Library and Laboratory assistants and As assistants to physical education teachers and custodians. They do not do the Quot dirty work a though Sleeman stresses. They sort books set up and dismantle equipment for classroom experiments and in other ways help out teachers and other regular employees with routine chores. Working hours Are before and after school. Other students have been doing clerical work in state and Federal government agencies. Town voters out there take a deep breath and Settle Back if you can. You Are going to be asked probably at a special floor meeting to be called some time in mid june to extend the Date at which town tax Bills for the year Are to be issued and the Date by which the Bills Are to be paid. The Date for this meeting Isnit final yet because there is also going to be another special town vote on an entirely different matter town governmental unification. Whether or not the Day for the votes on these two different matters will be the same remains to be seen. The need for the change in the tax Billing and payment dates is related in an indirect and complicated Way to the current review of individual property assessments now being carried out by town listers for eventual incorporation into the 1966 grand list. The situation As it was explained to selectmen at their meeting tuesday night by Francis j. Hogan chairman of the three Man Board of listers and by town counsel Norton Barber is this listers have been working for More than two years on a major review of property assessments primarily those of residential properties. Purpose of the re by the dairymen a new York Erat Lve. A Large Harte theatre now thru sat eve. 6 30 amp 8 46 to him like Dame m Paul Newman is Harper sat. Mat. 2 funerals league of milk Coop municipal our in a single Case heard before municipal court wednesday Lawrence w. Lebarron 29, of Hoosick ., pleaded guilty to operating a car May 24 on it. 67 while his License was suspended. Fined $100 plus court costs by judge George m. Ulenberg Lebarron was Given an alternate suspended sentence of 30 Days in the county jail and was placed on probation until the fines and costs Are paid. Mrs. Clarence p. Baxter funeral services for mrs. Lillian m. Baxter were held tuesday morning at the old first Church in old Bennington. The Rev. Herbert Sanderson associate Rector of St. Peters episcopal Church was the officiating Clergyman. Burial took place at Edgell Grove cemetery Framingham mass. In the late afternoon. The Rev. Richard Duncanson former associate minister at the second congregational Church and now of Plymouth congregational Church gave the committal prayers. Ushering at the service at old first Church were James Bullard and George plumb of Bennington Hugh c. Perkins of Manchester and or. Badger of Orleans. Mrs. Eli a Beth Cor rive a the funeral of mrs. Elizabeth Corriveau of 326 Safford St.,who died at her residence saturday after a Brief illness was heavily attended at Mahar amp son funeral Home tuesday morning where a prayer was offered and in sacred heart Church where a solemn High mass was celebrated by the Rev. Joseph f. Wiseman,., pastor. Deacon was the Rev. Thomas Bransfield and sub Deacon the Rev. Lawrence Mcauliffe Bearers were Rene Corriveau Robert Corriveau both of Bennington Clarence Labrie of Palau Gerard and Gerald Lemieux and Leopold Lemieux All of Armagh Canada. Honorary bearers from St. Annex a society were mrs. Charles Letourneau mrs. To Hospital notes tuesday May 24, 1966 admissions baby Scott Holland Bennington miss Lorraine Thurber mrs. Dorothy Bachorz Hoosick fails mrs. Ardita Chase Wilmington. Discharges mrs. Usa Ouhl mrs. Ethel Kilcoin Arlington mrs. Evelyn Beattie Peru Francis Woodard jr., Bennington. Births or. And mrs. James b. Leitz of 301 pleasant St., a son May 24. Or. And mrs. W. S. Kimballjr. Of Seminary Avenue Manchester a son May 24. Or. And mrs. George Corey of 108 Barber St., a daughter May 24. Plus 5 cartoons grab bags pay off drink a re a. Lurix a Lii Timsit re it. 67, North Hoosick starts Friday lore lust courage and sterile War Prestos a John Ford Burnaro Smith production Metr Tolor Puis Mallea land Marcoux mrs. Wayne King mrs. Alme Lacroix mrs. Edward Pinsonneault and mrs. Arthur Cole. Monday night recitation of the Rosary was led by father Wiseman with St. Annex a society participating. Mrs. Corriveau had been a member of the society. Burial was in the family lot in Park Lawn cemetery with father Mcauliffe ., offering the committal prayers. Relatives and friends attended from Williamstown North Adams Pepperell mass. Plainfield Conn. Armagh Canada Suncook Nashua Hudson n.h., and the surrounding area. Rupert Man in Accident a Rupert Man escaped serious injury tuesday evening in Dorset when a Van he was driving went off the Side of it. 30 and overturned several times. State police said Guy e. Campbell 38, was treated at the scene of the 6 . Accident by or. Elizabeth Byrnes of Dorset. Campbells injuries were described by police As minor head lacerations. Police said Campbells 1966 Dodge Van was westbound when it went off the right Side of the Road struck a stump and rolled Over three times coming to rest on its top. The Van was judged to be a total loss. Post office to be closed memorial Day Bennington postmaster Stanley j. Pekalski announced today that monday May 30, which is memorial Day will be observed As a Legal Holiday at the local Post office. There will be no window service no deliveries by City or Rural carriers but special delivery service will be provided. The lobby of the Post office will be open for the convenience of lock Box holders and Holiday schedules for the receipt and dispatch of mails will be observed Pekalski said. Selectmen continued from Page i their rejection of the License. But noted Vansantvoord at last nights meeting selectmen had prior to their formal consideration of Bevins first application led him to believe that they would probably have no objections to his proposed Yard. A while he did jump the gun a Vansantvoord said a under the circumstances we might have done the same before granting the provisional License selectmen obtained verbal Assurance from Bevins himself that he would have his Branch Street Yard cleaned up within two weeks with the exception of one car Bevins noted which belongs to somebody else this would include both remaining junk car bodies As Well As parts plus the remaining portion of Fence which Bevins has erected there. The provisional approval of the Ore bed Road site was needed Ulenberg indicated because much of the material from the Branch Street site will be taken out of there. The deadline for the clean up of the Branch Street property was set As june 8. View has been to put the appraisal of All properties on the basis of fair Market value As required by statute and at the same time to eliminate inequities in the appraisals of similar properties which listers have acknowledged have crept into their grand list figures Over the years since 1950-51 when new listing procedures and a major reappraisal carried out with the help of an outside consulting firm went into effect. But while listers want to put their new reappraisal into effect this year they have indicated that they Are running out of time in getting their new proposed individual property assessments ready by the deadline that they Are required to follow. Property owners for which there will be a change in assessment Are to be notified of this prior to the listers holding of their grievance Day the first in a series of Steps by which aggrieved property owners can Appeal their assessments. Barber at another selectmen a meeting Early in april had explained that state Law sets Bennington a grievance Day for the last week in june. But he had advised at that time the state tax commissioner can Grant an Extension on this if a request for it has the approval of selectmen. Selectmen at that meeting in response to listers request had Given such approval. At the meeting last night however Barber noted that tax department officials after the matter had been taken up with them indicated that such an Extension would not be Given of it meant that tax Bills would be sent out after the Date that town voters have specified for their mailing. As matters stand Barber continued voters at the town meeting in 1959 specified that Bills were to be sent out by the treasurer As of August i and that the final Date for payment without penalty was to be oct. 31. This schedule was to stand Barber said until it was voted otherwise which it never has. Thus what the whole problem boils Down to is this he indicated of the tax commissioner were to Grant a 30 Day Extension to listers moving their grievance Day up to the last week of july this would mean in effect that the tax Bills would not go out until after aug. I. Hogan indicated that he and the other listers Are still in the process of reviewing assessments on existing properties As Well As setting valuations on new construction. He also said a Booklet is being prepared carrying All the individual property assessments to be published prior to the holding of grievance Day. Voters at town meeting in March directed that such a record be printed so that property owners would be Able to compare the assessment on their properties to those on other similar properties. To get All this done Hogan said his Board would need at least the additional 30 Days and a could use selectmen promptly advised him to plan on Only the 30 Days but did authorize him to have listers clerical aide mrs. Joyce Gavin put in whatever extra hours she could to help listers get their proposed assessment figures into final form. Selectmen indicated they were ready to Call the necessary special town meeting the week of june 13 to get voters authorization of the change in Billing and payment dates. But they held off final action a on the Date itself at least a because of the other Myca announces Camp bus route the bus route for campy Woods the Myca Day Camp was announced today by Loomis Dana Camp director. There will be one bus which will begin at South Shaftsbury at 8 30 each morning. It will proceed to North Bennington on it. 67 stopping at the Bank. It will follow it. 67a and . 7 to Molly Stark school where it will pull into the driveway off the main Road. From this Point it will proceed to Ben Mont Avenue and Leonard Street and then to the Myca on main Street and finally Morgan Street and campy Woods. In the afternoon the bus will leave from the Myca Pool at 3 45 and make the same trip to return the campers. Registrations for each of three periods Are now being received and should be sent to the Myca. The periods begin june 27, july la and july 25. The transportation is included in the Camp fee of $12 per week. A full camping program is being offered boys and girls 7-12 years of age. Special town vote they also have to Call relating to local governmental consolidation. Selectmen last week were presented with petitions directing them to Call within 60 Days from that Date a new town vote on a proposed new town charter under which the town its three villages and one fire District a or some of them at least might unify their governments into a single municipality. The proposed charter was turned Down by a 935 to 938 count in its first test vote held april 26. Before deciding whether or not to Combine the two articles into a single warning for one special meeting a the unification vote would be by ballot on voting machines the tax Billing matter would be by voice vote at a floor meeting a selectmen will await the results of a meeting thursday of the Bennington unification study committee which drafted the proposed new charter and had pushed for its adoption. The changes in the town s tax Billing and payments dates would have to be made sometime before the last week in june in order to allow the tax department to act on the Extension before the pres ent deadline on grievance Day arrives Barber noted. Said Joseph Higgins chairman of the selectmen a a we be got to consider this first but i Hope we can also go along with what the unification committee has to say on the Date for the town vote on the new charter a both this committee and selectmen had opposed the holding of an immediate new vote on unification preferring to table the matter until some time probably in the fall. Barber noted one other possible complication on the matter of the change in tax Billing and payment dates. If the town changes its dates he indicated then other of the municipalities in the town notably Bennington Village might also have to vote to change theirs. This is because at present the same treasurer serves both the town and Village and combines the tax Billings of both in a single notice. If the town changed its Billing Date without a similar change by the Village this would mean two separate Billings would have to go out. This would be More expensive and would also undoubtedly result in taxpayer confusion Over due dates Barber noted. A Days of recall is the theme of the Flower show to be Given by the Plain dirt gardeners of Bennington on june 15 in St. Peter s Parish House. The show is under the direction of mrs. Frederick Welling with mrs. Harold Riemann chairman of the horticultural and mrs. John Clawson for the artistic design division. The artistic design entries have seven classes. Class Vermont 1776 a an arrangement of wild material in a Container of Wood. Mrs. Eugene Clark chairman. 6 entries class 2 a the Iron Era 1786-1842 a an arrangement using a Black Iron Container. Mrs. Waldo Holden chairman. 6 entries class 3 a heyday of Bennington pottery 1846 1860 a a Small arrangement using Bennington parian or a reproduction parian As a Container. Mrs. . Wellington chairman. To entries class 4 a victorian memories a an arrangement with roses predominating in a victorian Container. Mrs. James Mckee chairman. 6 entries class 5 a Gay Days play Days a an arrangement using a Container typifying the roaring 20s with one or More accessories required. Mrs. Raymond Aja chairman. 6 entries class 6 a today a living a table setting suitable for a Terrace or Patio luncheon for four. Circular table 48 inches dial meter. Linen China Glass and accessories. Fresh Cut material must predominate in the decorative unit. Mrs. Arthur Dewey jr., chairman. 4 entries class 7 a new horizons a an arrangement As a modern As mrs. Breard Hawks chairman. 6 entries this is the first Standard Flower show Ever presented by the Plain dirt gardeners of Bennington and must follow All rules and regulations As set Down by the National Council of state Garden clubs inc., and be in conformity to National Council and state objectives. The entries will be judged by six professional judges. Entries Are open Only to members of the Plain dirt gardeners and the Green thumb intermediate Garden club. The latter is affiliated with the Plain dirty its members ranging from to to 18 years of age. Mrs. Paul Bohne or. Is chairman assisted by mrs. Raymond Aja mrs. James Bullard mrs. Harold Green and mrs. Richard Leake Iii. No Entrance admission will be charged but donations will be received. Library workshop a conducting a workshop at the Bennington free Library tuesday were two representatives from the free Public Library service of Vermont adult services consultant miss Barbara Hubbard far right and reference librarian mrs. Eleonora p. Harman second from the right on the far Side of the table. Also pictured Are from the left librarians Rachel Limric and Marilyn Patterson. Hamilton area obituaries Stock averages Dow Jones Bache amp co., Albany noon a May 25, 1966 30 industrials 888.14 a .27 20 railroads 230.64 a .25 15 utilities 136.63 .21 composite average 312.86 .23 volume 2,460.000 miss Mabel Livingston miss Mabel Livingston 89, a Long time resident of Bennington died tuesday at Putnam memorial Hospital where she had been a patient for three weeks. She had resided most of her years at the Livingston Homestead on Booth Terrace but for the past two years had been a patient at the Golden age nursing Home Here. Born oct. La 1876 in Hoosick Falls ., she had moved Here with her family at the age of seven. Her father was James Henry Livingston a former Banner editor in the Early Days. Her Mother was the former Ella May Saunders. Miss Livingston was a skilled seamstress and had been employed for a number of years in the women swear department of Drysdale a store. A member of it. Anthony chapter no. I order Eastern Star she also belonged to Miriam Rebekah Lodge and was pianist at the latter during her Active years with this unit. Survivors Are two nieces mrs. Robert Jane Harris of Troy ., and mrs. Charles Virginia Brantner of Bangor Maine. A sister Ida Long time Linotype operator on the daily Banner died in 1955. A brother j. Guy Livingston who operated the old Livingston press in Bennington died in 1958. His twin sister Grace a Public stenographer died several years previously. Funeral services will be held at 2 . Thursday at Hanson Walbridge funeral Home with the Rev. Melvin r. Mcgaughey first methodist Church pastor officiating. Friends May Call at the funeral Home wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9. Mrs. Ansel Buss mrs. Louise Buss 67, wife of Ansel Buss 27 Franklin Park East Rockville Conn., died Friday at Rockville general Hospital where she had been taken Only a few hours before. She had been in frail health for several years and had borne her suffering with great fortitude. She was the youngest of eight children born to or and mrs. John Owens of Granville And had received her schooling in the Granville schools. She was married to Ansel Buss of Bennington in june 1921 and resided Here at one time before moving to Speculator And then to Connecticut where they have lived for the past 15 years. Mrs. Buss was a member of the Union congregational Church a past president of the Bennington vow auxiliary and first president of the vow world War i auxiliary which she organized and in which she was most Active until her health was impaired. Her Home and family were her main interests. She leaves besides her husband a daughter mrs. William Johnson of Burnt Hills Two Sisters mrs. Anna Jones of Amsterdam Miss Helen Owens of old forge One brother Llewelyn Owens of Syracuse ., and two grandsons William Johnson or. Of West Haven Conn., and Timothy Johnson of Burnt Hills A son died at birth. Sunday afternoon the members of the veterans of foreign wars and the auxiliary called at the funeral Home to pay their respects. Funeral services were held monday morning at the Burke funeral Home Rockville with the Rev. Paul j. Bowman pastor of the Union congregational Church officiating with burial in the Grove Hill cemetery Rockville. Friends and relatives attended from Providence r.i., Burnt Hills Amsterdam old forge Bennington and the surrounding area. Astronomy notes the planet Venus is visible As a morning Star in the East for a Short while before Sunrise. The brilliance of this planet is mostly due to dense Clouds surrounding it. The space Craft Mariner ii passed with 21,700 Miles on dec. 14, 1962 and reported an atmosphere to to 20 times As dense As that on our Earth. It must be concluded from this that gravitational Force ext the planet is Many times that of our own. Bennington briefs it. Anthony chapter no. I order Eastern Star will meet tonight at 8 at Hanson Walbridge funeral Home to pay last respects to member miss Mabel Livingston. Bennington elementary Pat will meet tonight at the multipurpose room of the school. The meeting will be open to the general Public at 8. The Bennington elementary school merger will be discussed by a panel composed of Raymond c. Roy jr., director of elementary education and one school Board representative from each of the present two elementary school districts. All parents and anyone interested Are Welcome. The business meeting is at 7 30 and the slate of nominated officers will be officially elected. Regular meeting of the veterans of world War i Barracks 1955, will be held thursday at 7 30 . At the vow rooms. The Arlington High school alumni association will hold its annual business meeting at 8 thursday night at the East Arlington firehouse. There will be no meeting at the banquet this year. Elks club every Friday night seafood Platter 5 . Till All Are served. Adv. Workshop at Library held a special regional workshop on the use of reference materials was conducted tuesday at the Bennington free Library under the auspices of the free Public Library service of Vermont. Conducting the workshop was miss Barbara Hubbard adult services consultant and mrs. Eleonora p. Harman reference librarian of the state service. Those participating in the one Day session were Lettie k. Wheeler Helen k. Allen and Margaret e. Greene of Wilmington Marilyn Patterson of Castleton Phyllis Wilcox and Rachel Limric of Manchester Emma Stannard of Dorset and Anne Libbey of the Rutland regional Library. The staff of the Bennington free Library was represented by John Rothrock Florence Payne Lillian Sandquist Elta Horst Miriam Arine Greer. Chase and Kath Hayes continued from Page i endorsed Snellings candidacy before the convention. Hayes said that Webb should have been a a benevolent Neutral in this matter. Hayes indicated that he would not seek the support of the state committee. Snelling was unavailable late tuesday night for comment on Hayes news conference. For All your travel needs consult us Iii hos cos Wal \ kit \. In r. A Over 75 years of unexcelled travel service Inis tiling i Tref Iii Iii lit trued in Bennington use our special Telephone service at no Cost to you. Ask the operator for Enterprise 6859. Outside of Bennington Call 663-3864 or 663-3018 pm o in i x prof 24 state Street Ess ional building North Adams mass

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