Bennington Banner Newspaper Archives Nov 20 1963, Page 5

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Bennington Banner (Newspaper) - November 20, 1963, Bennington, Vermont The Young homemakers set of Corning Ware a a a Freezer to oven oven to table 9m Skillet i it. Sauce pan 14 it. Sauce pan All with covers 1 it. Sauce maker 2 Petit pans and detachable handle that fits All pieces new and elegant presidential tasters these tasters Are exact replicas of those especially designed for the president of the United states. E parfait f Cognac g Goblet h White wine Satin Rose heirloom Quality Cotton and Rayon damask sets. Combed and mercerized yarn. Hand hemmed full sizes. American legion notes Bennington Banner wednesday november 20, 1963�?5 by Joseph Lee Public relations officer All members of Post 13 american legion Are requested to meet in uniform at Mahar amp son funeral Home at 7 30 . For a military service for Raymond Al Well. The regular monthly meeting will be held in the legion rooms on the White Chapel Road As soon As possible following the above service. Officers Are asked to be in uniform and other members Are urged to Wear Caps and Lapel buttons. County commander Kenneth Baker will conduct the annual inspection of the Post at this meeting. A of National commander Daniel f. Foley in an address to the 72 and graduating class of the Fri National Academy on nov. 6 said that a the legion has pledged its support and that of its members to assist the Law enforcement agencies whenever and wherever they can be of the class consisted of too outstanding Law enforcement officers of the Fri from 37 states the District of Columbia puerto Rico the White House police government agencies and 18 foreign countries. Rep. John Mccormack speaker of the . House of representatives and commander Foley joined in hailing j. Edgar Hoover As a one of the great americans of All More than 1,500 attended the Academy exercises. Town treasurer starts adopting recommendations of state auditors the american legion auxiliary has initiated Steps to begin a positive program of americanism by a urging the proper respect to our Flag in All in her report before the department presidents and secretaries conference in Indianapolis inc., miss Doris Anderson National americanism chairman asked the auxiliary s 13,-277 units to implement this project immediately by placing in All hotel and Motel rooms a Small card with the picture of old glory on it with the words to the pledge of allegiance. In the december Issue of the american legion Magazine commander Foley notes that the effectiveness of the legion is based on the Community efforts of individual legion posts As a whole. Foley 42-year-old attorney from Wabasha minn., was elected National commander sept. 12, 1963 at the concluding session of the 45th annual National Conven Daniel f. Foley National commander american legion Tion in Miami Beach Fla. The first Minnesota Legionnaire to become National commander Foley succeeded James e. Powers of Macon ga., As the legion s top officer. At the time of his election Foley served the legion As National committeeman from Minnesota and was first elected to that office by his Home department in 1957. Born in Wabasha on oct. 9, 1921, and practising attorney in Wabasha since 1948, Foley attended Grade and High schools at St. Felix school Wabasha received Bachelor of arts degree from St. Thomas College St. Paul minn., and his Law degree from Fordham University in new York City. He has been a continuous member of american legion Post 50 in Wabasha since 1946, and served his Post for three years As adjutant. He served successively As vice commander judge advocate and commander of the first District of the american legion of Minnesota and has been a member of the department executive committee since 1953. Foley served As Minnesota department commander in 1955-56, has served his department As alternate National executive committeeman and in 1956-57 served As chairman of the National membership and Post activities committee. He is a world War ii Veteran of service with the army and was discharged with the rank of staff Sargeant. A number of recommendations made by the state auditor of accounts for improved accounting of the town s finances have already been adopted or Are being adopted. Town treasurer Michael j. Hogan or. Reported this week. The recommendations were filed by state auditor of accounts David v. Anderson with town auditors april 25. The report summarized findings of state auditors following their examination for the fiscal year ended dec. 31, 1962, plus a Cash reconciliation of All funds for the period Jan. I to feb. 19, 1963. The examination was authorized by town voters at the 1962 town meeting. The report contains financial statements plus comments and recommendations which according to Anderson a present fairly the financial position of the various funds Quot of the town. Among the statements was one comparing the status of the general fund at the end of two succeeding fiscal years 1961 and 1962. Such a statement will be included in future town reports As recommended by the state auditor s report. Some of the auditor s other findings with comments by Hogan or other town officials a a the analyses of receipts and disbursements were prepared almost exclusively from records maintained by the selectmen s agent. We found the accounts maintained by the town treasurer. To be for the most part incomplete and inaccurate and of Little value in the formulation of statements of receipts and Hogan and selectmen s agent mrs. Alma Langlois Felt that the records were a inaccurate Quot Only in the sense that they were incomplete. At the time of the audit they said a changeover by Hogan to machine posting procedures from the accounting system traditionally followed by the selectmen s agent was still at a transitional stage and that his records were incomplete for the reason. They said the changeover has now largely been completed. A a the determination of the grand list would be greatly facilitated by filing adjustments pertaining to each alphabetical listing immediately following the original alphabetical listing and adjusting the alphabetical total to the revised total. This would result in the availability of a permanent record of the original grand list the subsequent revisions and the final revised grand chairman of the listers Francis j. Hogan said the poll list which his Board prepares is used by officials of the various municipalities served in the preparation of their respective voter checklists. It was the feeling of these officials he said that the recommended supplementary lists of changes to the original list would complicate the process of checklist preparation. For this reason he said listers would continue to make adjustments to the original poll list directly on that list. He noted that a major source of information for the original poll list Are rosters of employees submitted by local industries and businesses. In Many cases the addresses Given Are Given As an red Bennington. But said Lister Hogan a number of individuals who have such an address actually Are residents of one of the towns bordering on Bennington. Listers have to Check these out and strike names from the original list where this is the Case. He Felt that Bennington is unique in Vermont in this respect. Other changes to the original list Are necessary for individuals who have died become nonresidents Are under 21,Are Over 70 these receive an exemption or Are granted an exemption because of poor financial circumstances. Altogether some 200 changes Are eventually made. The preparation of checklists was Felt to be far simpler with the changes made directly to the original list instead of using supplementary lists. A. It was noted that unrecorded changes had evidently been made in the poll taxes billed Between the time the poll list was completed and the Date of the delinquent tax warrant to the tax collector. The recommendation was made to the town treasurer that the establishment of a control account for the current tax Levy containing formal adjustments to the original Billings where necessary would greatly facilitate the reconciliation of future treasurer Hogan said he has always had an alphabetical listing system for adjustments and that a system which provides the equivalent of a control account has been instituted. A the state report had several recommendations for town sewer use Billing and accounting procedures notably the establishment of a control account which was described As a matter of a prime Hogan said the control account has been established. This is based on the list of charges to be billed prepared by mrs. Lang Lois. Hogan noted that he had recommended to selectmen that such a procedure be used when sewer use Billings were first instituted in 1962 but that he had to proceed without it. He noted that the system of accounts established for any new set of financial transactions such As the sewer use Billings and collection must be used for a while before efficient and tight control is fully worked out. Accounting operations for the sewer charges he said were complicated by the selectmen s shift in the method used for setting charges. Bills for 1961 sewer use mailed in 1962 were on a Flat rate those for 1962 and 1963 were based on water consumption. A also put into effect at the state s recommendation Hogan said is a consolidation of checking accounts. Where separate accounts were maintained for All expendable funds there Are now Only two a one for sewage treatment Plant funds one for All other funds. A a in order to insure the proper control and accountability for Cash receipts Quot said the state report a we recommend that the treasurer maintain a Cash journal for the recording of receipts As they Are received rather than As they Are deposited As is now the Hogan said he does not have a journal As such but has instituted a system of daily Cash reconciliation which ties in with a Day by Day. Accounting of receipts which Are credited to each taxing District. Shop lot on Friday night til 9 use our convenient Union Street customer parking and Entrance Here a that extra special touch you need for your Happy Holiday table see All the new things of warm Nichols for Winter holidays ahead. Sun and fun Gardner Sno coat. Lightweight warmth in a full length Nylon taffeta quilted coat. Draw string Belt with braid Tom. Orlon acrylic pile Collar and full lining. Fully Machina washable. Navy in sizes 7 to 14. 30.00

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