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Bennington Banner (Newspaper) - November 21, 1970, Bennington, Vermont 2�?Bennington Banner saturday november 21, 1970 flirt with veto Manson testifies claims he is innocent defense rests los Angeles up Charles Manson testified Friday at the Tate murder trial that he never killed anyone or ordered anyone to carry out murders and the defense ended its Case without calling a single other witness. Moment of exposure and took his seat at a counsel table. Superior court judge Charles h. Older asked the three Young women if they wished to testify and they replied that they did not the judge asked Manson if he had anything More to say and he the trial was recessed for a replied that he also did not. Week until monday nov. 30, when the prosecution and defense Are expected to begin their final arguments to the jury. Manson took the witness stand unexpectedly during the morning session and gave a rambling account of life with the a a family and his philosophy but skirted completely away from any specific mention of the killings of actress Sharon Tate and six other persons in August 1969. Manson said at one Point that he could not a a recall telling anyone to take knives and go out and commit mass murder As the prosecution charges that he ordered. The three female co defendants in the 19-week old trial Susan Atkins Patricia Kren Wink Al and Leslie Van Houten had been prepared earlier in the Day to give a a confessions of their part in the bloody slayings. But after Manson told his Story they changed their minds and announced they did not wish to testify at All. Manson testified for Well Over an hour Friday morning lambasting the prosecution their witnesses the press and society for responsibility for what he called a a hideous crimes. He took the stand very briefly for die afternoon session. The 36-year-old cult Leader was Cross examined for ave minutes by Deputy District attorney Vincent Bugliosi but nothing of relative importance was brought out hiring that inquiry the tiny defendant dressed in Blue prison denims stepped Down from the stand after his Brief computer Center signs agreement with Saratoga arts the Saratoga performing arts Center inc. Of Saratoga Springs ., has entered into an association with Southern Vermont computer Center of Bennington in which Svic will have exclusive responsibility for its computerized mail list main ten be statistical analysis and promotional As Well As program mailings. The computer Cento working with e. Craig Hankenson general manager of Spac has already handled Over ten mailings for the Saratoga Center and is preparing a gift certificate mailing promotion for the Christmas season the Saratoga performing arts Center is the permanent summer Home of the new York qty Ballet and the Philadelphia orchestra. The jury was absent from the courtroom during All of Manson a testimony. Older had permitted him to take the stand in order to determine what portions of his Story would be admissible under California Law in die presence of the jury. The defense immediately began submitting a number of exhibits most of them documents introduced during the trial. It was expected that the Case would go to the jury sometime late next week after closing arguments and jury instruction. Senate adds to Nixon requests sees a no problem a in meeting sludge deadline Albany Up a spokesman for the new York state department of environmental conservation dec said Friday he saw no problem in complying with a Federal order to set a deadline for abatement of pollution caused by sludge deposits in Lake Champlain. A we have nearly completed our planned program of testing for abatement of the problem a the spokesman said. The dec was ordered thursday by Interior Secretary Walter Hickel to come up with a schedule and a deadline for abating pollution caused by 300 acres of paper processing waste sludge Laid Down in the Lake by the International paper Mill in Ticonderoga The order was a Victory for the state of Vermont which asked Hickel to act under the nations pollution control Laws. Vermont had tried unsuccessfully to Force new York state to dredge up the sludge but new York maintained such action would further damage the Lake s ecology by spreading pollutants through the a tar. New York said at least another year of study would be needed before any action could be taken. Bennington briefs a gala evening has been planned by fraternal ode of eagles aerie 1861 tonight for the Benefit of the Jimmy Durante children s Hind. A Chicken dinner will be served from 6 % to 8 and dancing will follow from 9 to i with music furnished by Ronnie Ross and his band of North Adams. The thanksgiving Basket will also be Given away at this time donations will be accepted. Watch for the opening of the completely remodeler Blue Benn diner in a couple of Days. Adv. Pre Christmas Sale a Bennington potters. To per cent off on All pottery plus special Sale items now through nov. 22. Potters Yard. Adv. Large selection of pole lamps priced from $1695 Haynes amp Kane inc. 434 mein St., dial 7-7133 Bennington it. Bradford House restaurant saturday special Wally a barbeque plate chopped beef in barbeque sauce on butter toasted Bun French for i is creamy Cole Slaw Pickle chips All the Chicken you can eat 4 . To closing Monument Plaza you can use your Grants charge in any Bradford House rest. Bennington it. At the same time Vermont sought to be allowed jurisdiction Over i pc a application to set up another Plant on the Lake. Vermont hoped to use its potential veto Power As a lever to Force pc to clean up the sludge from the Ticonderoga Plant Washington up the Senate added millions of dollars to the administrations request for health and labor programs Friday despite warnings it was flirting with another presidential veto. The appropriation Bill the Senate approved 78 to 0 totalled $19.2 billion compared to the $18.7 billion that the administration recommended for the fiscal year that began july i to run the labor and health education and welfare departments. As members added $168.5 million for a variety of Antipoverty and health programs swelling the Bill to $480.1 million More than Nixon asked a Senate Republican Leader Hugh Scott warned a this is getting mighty close to the veto Nixon vetoed this same appropriations Bill last year contending it was inflationary. Funerals Joseph a. Costello a requiem mass was celebrated by the Rev. Msgr. Francis b. Flanagan pastor in St. Francis de sales Church Friday morning for Joseph a. Costello of 120 be Mont ave. Bearers were Leo Plourde Irving Daigneault Stanley Pekalski Thomas Donovan and Leonard Arni Vino of the knights of Columbus and George Cummings. Or. Costello was a world War i Veteran and the Flag was folded by James Sylvester and Thomas Haley commander of the Bennington Post 13, american legion. Cmdr. Haley presented it to or. Costello s sister mrs. Henry Degrenier. Committal prayers were Given by msgr. Flanagan at the new Catholic cemetery in old Bennington where burial was made in the family plot. Thursday evening at the Degrenier residence msgr. Flanagan led the recitation of the Rosary. In attendance was a Large delegation of the knights of Columbus. Also calling at the residence were members of the Putnam Hose of which or. Costello had been a member and residents and staff members from the soldiers Home. Or. Costello died monday night at the Vermont soldiers Home where he had been residing. William j. Perodeau Manchester funeral services for William j. Rebideau 71, of South Dorset wore held thursday at 2 . At Brewster funeral Home Manchester. The Rev. Hal Miller pastor of United Church of Dorset officiated. Burial followed in the family lot factory Point cemetery Manchester Center. Bearers were Richard Rebideau George Rebideau Harold Snow and Pete Wyman All of South Dorset. Mrs. Gwendoline a. Welch Manchester candlelight memorial services were held for mrs. Gwendoline a. Welch at 7 30 pin. Friday at Brewster funeral Home in Manchester. The Rev. Robert l. Clayton Rector of Zion episcopal Church Manchester officiated. Mrs. Welch died wednesday in Brattleboro. Burial was scheduled for to am. Today at factory Point cemetery Manchester Center. Despite his warning Scott himself voted to add $59 million in additional funds for the head Start program for pre school children. The additional head Start Money up to a total of $398 Mil lion was approved on a 44 to 32 vote after a spirited debate Between Sens. John o. Pastore d-r.i., and Norris Cotton in h. Cotton argued that the appropriations committee had already added $18 million to the House approved sum of $321 Millim for head Start. He said this was As much As the committee thought it could finally get approved. A if this nation can afford to give away another $1 billion in foreign Aid Why can to we afford to take care of our own poor children a Pastore shouted. He referred to president Nixon a request for another $1 billion for foreign military assistance. A a you re asking the wrong senator a Cotton shot Back. A a in be voted against every foreign Aid Bill for years. Id rather see the Money go Down the sewer than give it to next came an amendment adding $41.9 million to the manpower training program. Sen. Jacob k. Javits r-., said this additional sum would simply restore the total amount originally requested by the president�?$802 million. The Senate went along on a 42-32 Roll Call. Conrad Hoffman Theodore Cook directing the Bennington Community chorus in rehearsal for the dec. 6 performance of Haydn s oratorio a the creation. A Community chorus prepares Haydn oratorio for dec. 6 the Bennington Community chorus will present its fail concert on sunday dec. 6 at 3 . In the Walker Morgan memorial auditorium at it. Anthony Union High school. The afternoon concert will be devoted to the oratorio a the sea Tiore by Joseph Haydn. The work is in three parts with a total of 34 sections some very Brief and others More fully developed. There Are five Solo parts the archangels Gabriel Uriel and Raphael and Adam and eve. Solo parts and choruses Are not held strictly apart but Are frequently joined together. The three archangels recite the Story. The six Days works Are Catamount Brookside group hears from school aides the Parent teacher organization of Catamount and Brookside schools met tuesday night in the Catamount school cafeteria. Edward St. John president conducted a Short business school Community group meetings tuesday resumes the school Community committee at it. Anthems Union High school will meet tuesday nov. 24 in room 209 at the High school. The committee was appointed last March by supt. Catherine Corcoran of the southwestern Vermont supervisory Union As an instrument to study and make recommendations Fem a program designed to further improve relations and understanding Between Mauhs and the Community. Eve. Willard Goyette is chairman of the group and Otho members representing the school parents and the general Community include Theodore Johnson Charles Keir Walter Moses Alan Page mrs. Frances Woodcock Robert Sourdiffe Theodore w. Hoyt Gerald Butler Charles Gould mrs. Margaret Gould mrs. Vincent Pizzano Robert Stout and mrs. Margaret la Croix. The committee met frequently after its appointment in March and issued reports from time to time. A summary of the committees work has now been released by the office of supt. Corcoran. The following Are highlights of the report. I. A great Deal of the discussion entered about the Mauhs English and drama departments which had been subject of some controversy in the Community concern about the types and Content of literature used at the school was expressed by parents in the discussion. Students invited to attend expressed a wish to have the classes and materials interesting and challenging. The consensus of the committee after discussing the matter was that the students with whom they talked did not represent a Cross Section of the student body. The English department outlined its feelings in the matter in the new guidelines for the department now in effect. The guidelines provide for a citizens request form to be used when objecting to the use of any particular Book by the students. The form asks the complainant to describe what he objects to in the Book whether he read the entire Book and what he would like the school to do about this particular Book. The form also suggests that tile complainant recommend a Book of a equal literary 2. The committee gave its support to formation of a Parent teacher organization at the school and notes that the formation of the first monday group appears to fill this need. 3. A a discipline was a topic discussed at one meeting of the committee with opinions varied and inconclusive. It was noted that self discipline is the goal that the school strives for. The report notes however that a the size of the student body and the Lack of concern on the part of some teachers contribute to the difficulty of realizing this goal and therefore Many changes have had to be it also notes that Mauhs is More structured now than when it opened. 4. The committee discussed the 1970 Mayest program and agreed with the Mauhs school Board that faculty members or students would participate in this function through their own Choice after reviewing the Content of the program. 5. The committee Felt that Many areas could be discussed in future including curriculum professional responsibilities of teachers vandalism parental awareness Ami guidance student attitudes and responsibilities administrative leadership extra obituary William m. Knapp William m. Knapp passed away at the Hoosick Falls health Center Friday night at age 90. He had lived in Bennington North Pownal and North Adams mass. Prior to his retirement. Funeral arrangements Are pending at Hanson Walbridge funeral Home and a further obituary will appear in mondays then Quot Tat Rodums Banner or. Knapp is Sun tved Rthur Barriere guidance by four sons three daughters Hector who in turn introduced two Brothers and bisters. Fee school aides. They gave Short talks pm their functions. Mrs. Rachael Kinney school nurse 4�ld the group that she works in the Bennington elementary school As Well As Catamount and Brookside. She does visual and hearing screening on All children and maintains a Complete health record for each child. Mrs. Gail Johnson spoke next. She mentioned that most first Grade speech problems Are due to laziness and carelessness she works in one half hour sessions twice a week with 87 children. Mrs. Carol Pacher is a remedial Reading teacher. She works with Small groups of children using methods appropriate to the Reader. They use phonics skills and games to help build Sel Confidence. Miss Aline Laflamme works closely with children helping them to interpret what they Are seeing and hearing. She is a learning disabilities teacher. As both mrs. Helen Randall and miss Judy Castanien were not present Barriere outlined their work. Mrs. Randall dental hygienist Warks with both Junior High and elementary school students. Each year fluoride treatments Are Given to these students. Miss cattleman s program for emotionally disturbed children is still forming. She sees some children every Day and others wily an hour a week. Barriere gives achievement tests to All students determining what groups they will be in. When a child seems to be having a learning problem in the classroom his teacher contacts the guidance director who in turn sees the child and determines where the help is needed. All of the speakers of the evening emphasized that their work is described in the first and second parts the latter ends with the Climax of creation that of Man endowed with a living soul the a Crown of part Iii affords a glimpse into Paradise and describes the Bliss enjoyed by the first couple before the fall. According to Egon f. Kenton Haydn so a creation la the Only oratorio which in vitality stands comparison with the oratorios of handel.�?�. Haydn composed this oratorio in his 66th year after his second visit to London where he was feted As the greatest living composer. The origin of the piece is told by sir George Grove in a letter he wrote in 1878 to Haydn a biographer Carl Ferdinand Pohl a i have just seen old Purdy whose father was a music seller. He told me that Barthelemow told Purdys father that Haydn while Here said to him a i wish to write something which will make my name last in the world. What would you advise me to do a Barthelemow took up a Bible which was lying near and said a there is tile Book begin at the beginning and this was the first suggestion of the a the Bennington Community chorus production will include five soloists a 50-voice chorus a 30-piece orchestra and a harpsichord All under the direction of Theodore Cook of Manchester. Tickets Are $2.50 for adult and $1.25 for students and Are available from chorus members and at the door. Curricular activities Parent Parent participation in school and guidance. Also proposed was an invitation to the school Board to discuss its role in Community relations. In summarizing its accomplishments the committee offered this comment a the faculty and administration should be sensitive to the needs and desires of the Community. It is not the intent of the parents to Tell teachers what to teach however the professional and moral ethics of each teacher and administrator must insure this Community of the Quality and kind of education which the residents of it. Anthony Union school District wish for their the Community according to its report of past work feels that it has started to improve understanding Between the school and Community. A parents teachers students and administrators have gained rapport in finding that there is a wide interest in the report notes that use of it. Anthony television broadcast facilities is being considered to televise some of its future meetings. They also plan to rotate both faculty and Community members to develop a constant broadening of ideas and circulation of information. They have issued an invitation to any person interested in serving on the school Community committee for the new school year to Call 447-7160 or 442-3577. Very rewarding. There will be no meeting in december. In january the to will present a program on drug problems on the elementary school level. Burlington murder trial postponed Burlington it. Up a the first degree murder trial of Robert Reuschel 18, of Burlington has been postponed. Reuschel was to have stood trial nov. 30 for the shooting death of Leopold Charette 49, a Burlington bookkeeper whose body was discovered last july at a Summa Camp in Charlotte. The trial was postponed thursday until Jan. 18 in Vermont District court at Burlington to give defense attorneys More time to prepare their Case. Reuschel and Steven Mullis 21, also of Burlington have been accused of first degree murder and Are being held at the Windsor state prison. Ads raises funds Binghamton Up a the state University at Binghamton chapter of the Radical students Tor a democratic society is raising Money on Campus today for its activities. How a Cupcake Sale. 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