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Bennington Banner (Newspaper) - September 16, 1965, Bennington, Vermont 16-Bennington Banner thursday september 16, 1965 Stafford supports St. John Power plan . Rep. Robert t. Stafford r-vt., indicated wednesday he supports a $300 million Maine Public Power project which is opposed by the private new England Power firms. Stafford said he supports the project because it would contribute to Low Cost Power for new England Consumers. The Power project is included in the omnibus Rivers harbours and flood control Bill which has gained Senate and House Public works committee approval. Albert a. Cree chairman of the Central Vermont Public service corp. Of Rutland is opposing the Bill on behalf of Many private new England Power companies. The private firms say they can produce As much Low Cost Power As the Public facility. The new England Region has the highest rate Structure in the nation. Cree is urging the House to drop this project from the omnibus Bill. Earlier this week he wrote Stafford and each member of Congress a letter for the electric coordinating Council of new England urging Congress to oppose this particular project. Cree said private firms could produce As much Power for almost half the Cost of the Federal government project. The Bill is expected to be acted on in the House later this week. Commission w ill Iron oui final Dot Ai is bypass elks club initiates eight new member of the Bennington elks club Lodge 567, gather for their picture following initiation ceremonies i tuesday night. Prom left front Row Are Lynn Harrington Philip h. Bahan and b. Larry Case second Row Kenneth Roy Everett c. Wager or and Clayton a. F Oster and top Row John Stone or. And Herbert Macauley. A aunty divorce Bate higher than i a. Average new York a How permanent Are marital ties among residents of Bennington county How does the local divorce rate compare with that elsewhere for the vast majority of local people marriage is a onetime thing. The latest statistics on the subject gathered by the department of Commerce show that 64 per cent of the population Over age 14 Are married and Are living in usual husband wife relationship. Compared with the proportion of such husband wife families elsewhere in the new England states 63 per cent the local figure is High. It is also above the 63 per cent in Vermont. The need of a closer look at the nation s marriage and divorce statistics is emphasized in recent reports by the Fri and by the family service asset Tat Ion of America. Family breakdown which the Lou licit sets seminar n Ltd oni rads to Date and place for a one Day labor contract seminar were pinned Down tuesday night at a meeting of the seminars sponsor the Bennington county Central labor Council. Council president Kenneth e. Clayton reported that the seminar will be held sunday oct. 17, at the Bennington free Library. A committee composed of Council members Edward c. Rice Spencer a. Haynes and mrs. Ethel Bruso was named to make detailed arrangements for the special session. The purpose of the seminar will be to draw up a master contract for use by local unions in the county in their negotiations with employers. The idea will be to incorporate into the master contract the various terms and conditions which the group at the seminar agree each local should strive to obtain in its contract. Clayton reported that the Council also agreed to begin work on arrangements for a second weekend labor seminar similar to the one held earlier this year. Materials and instructors for the two Day session Are again to be obtained through the National Al Cion a education department. Also on hand at the Council meeting Clayton said was Martin Greenberg of the United Auto workers who gave a Brief talk on economic conditions in Vermont and Bennington county. Bennington drive in Fri., sat. Amp Sun. Two technicolor hits Shenandoah James s i Ean Art Doug Mcclure father Goose Cary Grant Lesslie Caron attention bowlers Bennington l4nf.s open Mon. Tobi ii. 5 . Moonlight Golling Fri. 9 30 . Open set. Amp Sun. 3 . Association claims is responsible for much of the unrest immorality and crime in the United states is termed the major so Elal problem facing the country. It explains to a great extent the amount of delinquency among Young people and the Large number of mentally disturbed children they maintain. In Bennington county 43 persons out of every 1,000 Over age 14 Are listed As divorced or separated. Not included Are people who have remarried alter having been divorced. The ratio is higher than that reported for other parts of the new England states the average being 34 per 1,000. In Vermont it is 32 per 1,000. The reports show that the probability of marital splits varies greatly As Between various segments of the population. It also varies As Between different regions of the country Between Urban and Rural and Between White and non White. Age at the time of marriage is also a Factor. The proportion of divorces granted per year to those under 25 is about three times that for the total married population the department of health education and welfare finds. Lack of understanding and re partion for the realities of marriage is the reason according to the family service association. It stems in part from being shielded from financial and other responsibility by Well meaning parents. Mother it it it oses militarization Montpelier up a a Montpelier Mother has refused to let her son March in High school gym classes saying she objects to the militarization. Mrs. Myrtle Lane told gym teacher Burton Morrison her son could t March because she a simply objects to any gym Content which uses military terms. Morrison told the school Board he uses commands such As attention at ease and Forward March. Mrs. Lane s son will now have an extra study Hall period instead of marching. Hagerman Boston Man it hunted w till kidnapping Burlington up a a Boston Man is slated to appear in Chittenden county court today on charges of kidnapping conspiring to Rob and breaking and entering. The Man William Toomey 27, was in court wednesday but requested the postponement so that he could talk with his lawyer. Two companions Joseph Cabrera 32, a former Winooski Barber and Albert Little jr., 20, of Boston s Dorchester Section pleaded innocent to the charges. The Trio is charged with kidnapping mrs. Ruth Clark last May 22, breaking and entering her Home and into the country store at Winooski and conspiring to Rob the store. Clean up of some final business on its proposed Bennington bypass route and discussion of a Survey to be taken on Bennington s shopping facilities Are among the Agenda items for a meeting tonight of the Bennington regional planning commission. The Board will Convene at 8 . At the Bennington Village offices. At its last meeting the commission voted to recommend to the state Highway department a Beatline bypass running three quarters of the Way around the Urban Bennington area and constituting in effect both an East West bypass of Vermont 9 and a North South bypass of . 7. The line worked out by the commission would begin just West of old Bennington proceed North and East across the North end of the Bennington Flats area and after intersecting the present . 7 proceed to run around the East Edge of Bennington Village and reconnect with . 7 South of the Village. At that meeting however the commission did not work out the details of its recommendation on Points of Access to the limited Access bypass Roadway or on the design of key intersections which it would like to see. These Are matters which the commission will take up tonight with its consultant John Cal breath Burdis of Albany . The commission is also expected to review a draft of the letter and map which it will Send to Vermont Highway commissioner Russell a. Holden presenting the Viva obituary Stork i rant Quot of Lla rhe amp n Oon to industrials 20 railroads 13 utilities composite average co., Albany 927.12 4.17 215.83 .87 158.78 .54 321.72 1.34 totals 3,330,000 Merritt Churchill succumb at to Merritt Hilton Churchill 80, a civil Engineer with the state Highway department for nearly 35 years before his retirement in 1950 and who had been prominent in this Community during three decades died Early this morning at his Home at 108 Valentine St. A son of Frederick and Josephine Willis Churchill he was born in Heath mass., july 13, 1885, his education had been received As he often said in the a Little red schoolhouse a in Heath. He aspired to the engineering Field and studied by himself to become a skilled civil Engineer. For a number of years he was employed by the new England Power co. In 1926 he became affiliated with the state Highway department under the late District Engineer George w. Plumb. After his retirement in 1950, he was the Engineer on the Ball Mountain dam in Jamaica. In his operations throughout the state he was Well known and often consulted. At the time of his retirement he was Given recognition by the department. Or. And mrs. Churchill who is the former Helen Wells were married in Charlemont mass., aug. 26, 1919 and have lived in Bennington for 36 years. An Active member of the Bennington club or. Churchill had served on its governing Board. He was a member of the Union Lodge Odd Fellows in Charlemont for More than 50 years. As a raconteur of his experiences or. Churchill had enter Harte theatre now thru sat. Eve. 6 30 amp 8 32 where a mighty adventure St 4 its Fri. A female Tom Jones memoirs of a Wolman of pleasure technicolor Arch Hall. Or. Jack Lester Melissa Morgan a a a. I a Oug Mcclure Corbeil psf Iii my Mih Arini Hoss a Rosemary Forseth a Universal picture lad Merritt la. Churchill trained Many times. He was fond of fishing golfing dancing Bridge and possessed a great sense of humor. He had kept abreast of world state and local happenings and could Converse intelligently on Many subjects. Only last Spring he had a Book published a a Yankee Churchill a a unique autobiography which is memoirs he had written decades ago for his own pleasure and that of his friends. A Bennington neighbor Robert Traver read the manuscript and sponsored publication of the volume. Survivors besides his wife Are one daughter mrs. Lewis Thelma Roberts of Sacramento Calif. Three grandchildren nieces and nephews. The funeral will be saturday at 2 . At Hanson Walbridge funeral Home with the Rev. Thomas Steffen pastor of the second congregational Church officiating. Burial will be in the family lot in the Levitt cemetery in Charlemont. Friends May Call at the funeral Home Friday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 . When the family will be in attendance. Clothing pm ii new York up a despite a 3 per cent decrease from collections a year ago the response to the Spring clothing Appeal conducted annually by lutheran world Relief was termed a a Good record Quot by Bernard a. Confer executive Secretary of the overseas material Aid Agency. Confer called attention to extensive floods and severe tornadoes that battered the Midwest a few weeks before the Appeal. Receipts in the drive this year amounted to 1,446,597 pounds. Commission s recommendation on the bypass route. The commission will also discuss with Burdis the Survey which the consultant would like to see taken on area Consumers reactions to Bennington a shopping facilities Access to them and parking for them. Council briefs pfc. Peter a. Martin son of or. And mrs. Richard s. Martin of 224 Bradford St., has been assigned to the 1st armoured division at fort Hood Texas. Martin 23, who attended Bennington High school is a radio relay Carrier in co. B of the divisions 141st signal co., entered the in january 1964. He completed his Basic combat training at fort Gordon a. And was last stationed in Korea. Members of the girl scout band Are asked to meet at Catholic High school Friday at 7 30 . For pictures. Bennington Lodge of perfection will hold a regular business meeting in masonic Temple tonight at 7 30. Troop 55, boy scouts will meet tonight at 7 at the methodist Church. See color to at the color television show state armory thursday and Friday 7 . Toll . Door prizes. Adv newspaper strike continued from Page i Veit said. A if they done to there is nothing we can do Quot. He said he was hopeful the dispute would be resolved during the Day. About 30 pickets appeared in front of the building housing the times editorial offices promptly at 8 a.m., the strike deadline set by the Guild. Thomas j. Murphy executive vice president of the new York Guild then announced a the strike is definitely on. Quot however chief mediator Theodore w. Kheel remained confident that some agreement might be reached before a any practical interference with publication Quot of the n e w s p a p e r would occur. The times a morning n e w s p a p e a is not scheduled to go to press until late today. Publishers of six other dailies said previously they would suspend publication if the times was struck. However John j. Gaherin chief negotiator for the new York publishers association declined to say whether the strike would immediately affect other newspapers. Top executives of the association s member newspapers met briefly after the times Guild negotiations recessed but apparently made no decision on whether the other papers would continue publishing. Continued from Page i Bishops from other areas of the world including Northern Europe and Africa the statement on Freedom of worship could not have reached the floor of the Council with a Good Chance to pass. The Core of the 54-Page document is a doctrinal statement new for the Catholic Church summed up in the official Council press office version in these words a in religious matters no one should be forced to act or be prevented from acting according to his conscience in private or in Public always within due american Jesuit father John Courtenay Murray the woo Stock n. Y., theologian who has been a principal architect of the declaration summed up its american lineage by saying a it is a Clear and unequivocal affirmation of Basic principles which upon the first of the United states was this was the first article of the Bill of rights guaranteeing Freedom of worship press and speech. Spain Italy and some other areas where catholicism or another Faith is state establish cd find this approach dangerous. It Rimini ton ambulance inspection Michele and Julie Harrington of North Bennington listen to Bennington Rescue squad member William Sears explain the operation of the squads new ambulance. The vehicle was on display at the Bennington Flats shopping Center wednesday evening in the squads current Campaign to collect Coin cards distributed earlier this year. The squad will collect cards tonight in the Oneida parking lot on East main Street. Buckler selectmen air insurance sewer lines streets and junkyards health insurance a sewer line a proposed Street Extension and junkyards were among the assortment of matters taken up by Bennington selectmen at their regular weekly meeting tuesday night. Selectmen met with Joseph a. Pello jr., a member of the Bennington Village Board of trustees regarding the joint look the two boards will take at a possible new health insurance plan for town and Village employees. Agreement to look into the matter was reached by the two boards last week when Village trustees indicated they were dissatisfied wry the current Village insurance plan which it has with the Connecticut general insurance co. The company had just announced rate increases of about 75 per cent with no apparent increases in benefits. Selectmen noted that the towns employees Are very satisfied with the town s health insurance plan with the Paul Revere insurance co. But agreed to at least look into the possibility of taking out a new joint plan covering both town and Village employees. As a Start selectmen and Pello agreed to invite a representative of the Paul Revere company to go Over rates and benefits that that company might offer in an enlarged plan for the two municipalities employees. Selectmen a agent mrs. Alma Langlois was directed to Contact the company and arrange a meeting with an agent possibly next tuesday. Pello noted that he and selectmen will have to move ahead with dispatch on their investigation since the present Village plan will expire nov. 9. Mrs. Langlois noted that the i Ilion disunity Ltd it Ortr Ltd i Iii i Iii repeal Montpelier up a the president of the Vermont labor Council Al Cio says some Union members and at least one executive oppose the repeal of Section 14b of the Taft Hartley act. The Section allows states to enact right to work Laws and unions Hae fought for years to get the Section repealed. Council president Ralph Williams said some of the material appears to be a scanned Quot material distributed by conservative groups Bent on retaining the i ight to work provision of the act. Williams also said he thought the material might have come from the National right to work committee. Two girls missing sought Herr state police Early today issued an Alert for two girls one of them from Bennington missing from the weeks school for juvenile offenders in Vergennes. One of the girls was identified As Carol Livingston 17, of 134 Lincoln St., Bennington who was committed to the Institute Only Early this month. She was described As 5 -4 tall weight 122 pounds with Brown hair and eyes. The other girl was identified As Patricia Curtis no age no Home address Given. She was described As 5�?T-2,&Quot 132 pounds with dark Brown hair and eyes. Town has had its health insurance coverage placed with the Paul Revere company since 1952 and said that the town has a never had a bit of she also said there was a minimum of paperwork involved in filing claims with the company As compared with the substantial clerical work for the villages staff in filing claims with Connecticut general. Selectman Louis f. Sausville added that the Paul Revere company was also prompt in its payments of claims. Selectmen noted that while town employees would have doubts about changing from their present plan a new plan covering the larger group of both town and Village employees should mean lower rates than the town employees Are now paying alone. In other business selectmen reaffirmed for town counsel Norton Barber their agreement with Village trustees regarding a new sewer line to be installed by William h. Morse along Beech Street. The new eight Inch line to be Laid by Morse for a housing development of his would connect with a six Inch main which runs Down Beech Street in the Village. Village trustees were concerned that the Flowage from Morse s development through the town line might at some Point create problems for the Village sewer line. Selectmen agreed that should such a problem occur the town would Bear some proportionate share to be negotiated at the time of the costs of dealing with the Village sewer problem. After confirming this for Barber the town counsel said he would work out a formal written agreement on the matter with the villages corporation counsel John h. Williams la. In another matter Carl Reynolds appeared to request an Extension of Harwood Street in Hospital notes wednesday sit. Is 1965 admissions Leroy w. Mcwayne Dorset Robert l. Mihuta Hoosick master Thomas Bull Shaftsbury master Stephen Perry Bennington. D discharges master Donald j. Derola mrs. Jean Debell miss Jennifer Cullinan master Philip Demer Cardo Bennington Fabian j. Kramer jr., Eagle Bridge . Births or. And mrs. Henry j. Sweeney of West Dover a son sept. 15. Or. And mrs. William Elliott of Branch Street a son Scott Edward on sept. 14. Fresh fowls the Green acres development where Reynolds lives. Selectmen checked the records on the development and found that the town in 1924 had accepted the whole network of roads Laid out at the time for the housing development some of which however have never actually been constructed. Only a Short part of Harwood Street the first one South off Leblanc Avenue has been built for example. Reynolds said he had purchased a plot of land in the development and wanted Harwood Street extended about 90 feet to provide Access to the property. He said he planned to establish a trailer Park there. Selectmen indicated that since the town had already accepted the streets it had an obligation to actually build them As conditions required. They told Reynolds they would have town Road commissioner James Cross Contact him to Survey the work that has to be done to make the requested Extension. Regarding Auto junkyards in the town selectmen reported that one they had been concerned with earlier this year apparently is no longer a problem. State Law provides that towns Are to Issue annual licenses to proprietors of such junkyards and that an accumulation of four or More junkers or equivalent parts thereof constitutes such a Yard for purposes of the Law. One of the requirements for a License is that the Yard be screened from Public View either by natural barriers or a Fence where natural cover does not exist. Earlier this year selectmen refused to Issue the required License to Fred Olin of Green acres when he failed to establish the necessary screening for his Yard which selectmen asked him to provide. While selectmen had considered taking Legal Steps to Correct the situation nothing further was Ever done. At their meeting this week selectmen reported that Olin is apparently out of the junk Auto business and is now building an Auto repair garage at his Yard site. Mrs. Langlois said he is supposedly going to move some of his cars into the garage and get rid of All the others. Richard Vansantvoord chairman of the selectmen claimed that the town has no real police Powers for enforcing the existing Laws relating to junkyard control. He said he hoped the state legislature would enact some a constructive Quot legislation which would tighten up of such controls and which would establish the state itself As the Agency responsible for the enforcement of such controls. A a there a nothing we can do now under the present set up Quot he said. 33 la. Of til Sun. 8 30 till i ., sunday papers Yotts Market Jomer Safford and Gage streets

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