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Bennington Banner (Newspaper) - September 25, 1963, Bennington, Vermont 16-Bennington Banner wednesday september 25. 1963 selectmen now follow Legal Steps to Cope with unlicensed dog problem following Legal advice Given by town counsel Norton Barber Bennington selectmen tuesday night said they Are instructing dog Constable George Rogers to begins filing warrants against owners of dogs who have not licensed their pets. State Law establishes a $15 Fine for violation of licensing requirements. Barber confirmed an outside opinion Given selectmen about a month ago that they could not Issue a Blanket warrant to Rogers for the pick up and destruction of All unlicensed dogs because certain other preliminary Steps had not been followed. Expressing some doubts about the sensibility of the state Law dealing with dog control selectmen decided nonetheless to undertake Steps next year to establish the basis for a valid pick up warrant. According to Barber listers must prepare a roster of Alldor owners As of april i and turn this list Over to town clerk Mary to deck by May 15. The town clerk is then supposed to Check off from the list All those who have licensed their pets by that Date the new licensing year also begins april i and turn Over to selectmen a list of the remaining individuals with unlicensed pets. The town clerk is also supposed to notify these owners of the statutory action. Selectmen within 15 Days then Issue a warrant to the dog Constable for the pick up of the remaining unlicensed dogs. Within 60 Days the dog Constable is supposed to return the warrant indicating action he has taken a How Many he has picked up who they belong to and whether or not he found All the unlicensed animals. Select men noted that such a procedure has not been followed locally a for years Quot and doubted that Many towns or cities in the state were doing so. In View of the apparently increasing number of Unco Soled dogs in the town however they agreed with Barber that they should ask listers to a make a Stab Quot at the Job. Such a procedure they noted would technically involve the time consuming and expensive Job of a House to House Check to find Cut where dogs were being kept. They discussed possible ways to shorten the tabulation process. The question of dog control came up in August when selectmen issued a Blanket warrant to Rogers for the pick up of unlicensed dogs. A week later the warrant was withdrawn after miss Jean Henry president of the Bennington county humane society advised the Board that the action probably was not valid in View of the missing preliminary Steps. Miss Henry agreed with selectmen however that the number of unlicensed dogs was on the increase and that their control is becoming a serious problem. More polling places considered by town a proposal for the Long Range development of additional polling places in Bennington was offered by selectmen Joseph e. Higgins tuesday night to his fellow Board members. The other selectmen agreed that the additional polls might mean that More residents would exercise their voting right but they expressed doubts because of the expense involved in providing the additional poll workers which would be required by Law. They agreed however to pass the idea along for consideration by town Board of civil authority which has had More direct experience with voting procedures. Higgins noted that final responsibility for establishing additional polls rests with selectmen. The Board noted that the state Law covering town voting presently includes no special provisions for towns which use voting machines which is the Case with Bennington. They thought that changes in the Law establishing More realistic personnel requirements for machine voting should be made before going ahead with any additional polling places. There Are presently two polling stations a one in North Bennington for residents in that area and another at the state armory for All other town voters. Each poll has its own checklist which is initially divided by the geographical areas. Voters however living in one area May vote it. Towns to get $56,538 from National Forest Rutland a payment to 33 Vermont towns in six counties by the Green Mountain National Forest has totalled $56,538.07 for the fiscal year ending june 30, it was reported today by Forest supervisor Paul s. Newcomb. The figure is a 33 per cent increase above the last five year average of 18.3 cents an acre but is five cents less than the All time High of 29.9 cents an acre. The payment represents 25 per cent of the multiple use receipts from the Green Mountain National Forest and is paid to the towns in lieu of taxes. A Federal Treasury warrant for the full amount has already been issued to the state and will be allocated by the state treasurer to the towns in proportion to the amount of . Forest service land in each town. Newcomb also said that in View of a record volume of Timber sold this year receipts during the coming year Are expected to equal the previous record. A major part of the Revenue is from the Sale of Timber and additional fees come from special land use permits including Power and Telephone lines and Winter sports areas using National Forest land in Warren sugar Bush Valley Peru Bromley and Dover mount Snow. The next principle of multiple Firu i it a St to Ascutney forge it o. Weathersfield apr fire destroyed the Ascutney forge co. Early today. Details of How the fire started were unavailable and there was no estimate of loss. The flames scorched the nearby Connecticut River Grange Hall and the Home of Percy Bliss owner of the forge company. Bliss said he will rebuild As soon As possible. Shop Early closed Friday at 6p.m. And saturday due to Holiday Home furniture co. 525 main St. Dial 2-5346 Bennington use Newcomb said benefits the Well being of the Economy increases Timber production protects the watershed brings outdoor recreation and adds to wildlife management. Bennington county towns receiving Forest service receipts Are dorset�?$353.20 Landgrove $143.99 Manchester a $905.33 Peru a $4,151.87 readsboro�?$491.04 Searsburg a $1,380.98 Sunderland $4,111.-92 winhall�?$1,566.32 woodford�?$2,022.98. Other towns and their receipts Are bristol�?$1188.80 Goshen a $762.81 Granville $3149.69 hancock�?$4691.67 Leicester $621.31 lincoln�?$2310.87 Middlebury a $603.05 Ripton a $5085.02 Salisbury �?$781 .-57 brandon�?$21.74 Chittenden a $3915.38 it. Holly�?$635.98 it. Tabor�?$6029.65 Pittsfield a $599.93 Wallingford-$1780-42 warren�?$796.19 Dover a $503.19 londonderry�?$62.60 somerset�?$2161.08 Stratton a $517.80 Wilmington $371.67 Rochester a $2602.42 Stockbridge a $38.48 Weston a $2179.12. I Ilion Board directors meet tomorrow night directors of it. Anthony Union school District will hold a Public meeting at 8 . Thursday at the Bennington elementary school. Matters to be taken up will be largely of a routine nature however. A major item will be preparation of a Agenda for a joint meeting to be held next monday with representatives of the various member districts of the Union District. Purpose of the second meeting will be to examine the rapidly increasing enrolment in All the individual districts and the effect this is having on their present operations and future needs. The Public is also invited to attend this meeting which will begin at 8 . At the Molly Stark school. The it. Anthony Board at its thursday meeting will also spend some time on mechanical operations in connection with the distribution of a question Alre to a Sample segment of the Union District checklist. The question Alre is being used to determine Public feeling on various key matters related to Union school planning. The Board will probably also break up for committee meetings. Stock a averages Dow Jones Bache amp co., Albany noon 30 industrials 748.49�f 2.53 20 railroads 173.46 .90 15 utilities 141.99 .07 composite average 264.55 85 sales 2,690.000 at the polling station in the other area if they properly notify the town clerk. Higgins suggested that As a Start a third polling District might be established for residents in the area beginning with old Bennington and running West to the towns Border with new York state. In other action selectmen granted a waiver to the Bennington Post office of the to per cent penalty after aug. 31 on the Post offices sewer use Bill. According to selectman Leon r. Eldred the Post office department handles All such municipals service Bills on a six month basis out of its Boston regional Headquarters. Payment of the Bill by the aug. 31 deadline he said apparently would have disrupted their accounting procedure. The Post office he said also indicated its policy of not paying for services until after they had been rendered. The Bill in question covers the year 1963. For these two reasons the Post office sought a deferred payment of the Bill and a waiver on the penalty. The Board agreed that the United states credit was probably Good and that while they a could be miserable Quot about the matter they did no to want to make an Issue of selectmen were aware however that they might be setting a precedent by granting the waiver. They indicated that any other individuals or businesses applying for such a waiver a would have to make out a Strong Case for selectmen also a agreed that sewer treatment Plant supt. Paul Kelley would have to personally obtain approval from selectmen for any further orders of paint for the treatment Plant. The action came after the Board approved payment of a $100-plus Bill for paint purchased by Kelley. It was the boards understanding that repainting work at the Plant is now up to Date. A acknowledged a letter from former Bennington town manager Paul Hermann now town manager of Barrington r.i., requesting help in connection with a special visitor he is bringing to Vermont. Hermann a guest will be Arthur Hadley Marshall City treasurer of Coventry England who is making a tour of the . Hermann though Marshall would be a interested in some of the financial details of Bennington Quot and asked selectmen to arrange a meeting with the town treasurer and other key officials. Hermann and his guest will be Here oct. To. A noted on their personal calendars plans to hold a Public hearing oct. 3 on the condemnation of a Small strip of land required for the construction of a new Bridge Over the Furnace Brook in the Lyons District. The hearing which was set up by town counsel Norton Barber would establish the necessity for taking the land and the damages to the property owner involved. The land is owned by Elizabeth Barnhardt of California. Notice of the hearing has been served on mrs. Barnhardt her conservator Mildred b. Sawyer and a fall other persons owning or interested in lands Quot affected by the proposed project. Selectmen will examine the construction site at 4 . Oct. 3, and will meet at 7 30 . The same Day at the town offices to a hear All parties Quot on the matter. Vol a continued from Page i a1 authority to intervene encases of racial discrimination in places of Public accommodation based on the 14th amendment to the Constitution. In its proposed Bill the administration pinned its Basic authority to the narrower right of Congress to regulate interstate Commerce. The amendment reportedly approved uses both the Commerce clause and the 14th amendment. The Only Type of Public accommodation apparently escaping coverage under the subcommittee s amendment is the Small Rooming House characterized As a mrs. Murphy a boarding House Quot in House and Senate hearings on the Bill. The amendment exempts owner occupied private Homes with not More than five rooms open to the Public. The amendment was reportedly offered by rep. Robert w. Kastenmeier d-wis., and in accepting it the subcommittee endangered the bipartisan support needed to move the entire civil rights Bill through the House. A some nol anxious to work for sight conservation members of the Bennington Lions dab at tuesday nights meeting prepare a Large mailing of Stamps asking for donations to Purchase eyeglasses for children. Last years program resulted in glasses for More than 40 persons. Identifiable at left Are Charles Wienberg and d. De Moore. On right 1-r or. And mrs. Richard Diamond or. And mrs. Schuyler Van Der veer and or. And mrs. Erwin Dunham. Grimm Bennington briefs a movie a life in a woodlot Quot will be shown at the Myca thursday at 7 30 . The Public is invited at no charge. This is a film on the Woods and wildlife put out by the Vermont fish and game department. It is being sponsored in the Bennington area by the Bennington Plain dirt gardeners. It is the Story of a boy and his experiences while wandering and Hunting in the Woods. Gov. Philip Hoff has accepted an invitation to Lead the fall foliage Parade Here oct. 3. He will speak at a luncheon sponsored by the greater Bennington association earlier in the Day. A Complete account of the governor s plans will appear in thursday s Banner. The annual meeting of the Vermont state Grange past masters association will be held at Gihon Valley Grange Hall in North Hyde Park instead of at cobble Hill Grange in Barre As previously planned on saturday night. A Ham supper will be served at 7 and the business meeting is at 8. Election of officers for the coming year will be elected. Husbands and wives of past members Are Welcome. Rummage Sale Bennington synagogue thursday sept. 26, 9 . To 4 ., 7 . To 9 . Tremendous bargains. Adv. Sept. 25 rummage Sale a St. Peters episcopal Church school Street Entrance sept. 28 at i . Adv. Sept. 25 Junior Bowling will Start saturday morning sept. 28 at to . Register at Bennington lanes or Call 447-7100. Adv. Sept. 25 sept. 26-27-28 Putnam Hose co. No. 3 will sponsor a fair rides concessions etc., at the old playground lot located on county and depot Street. Adv. Sept. 25 or. . Hall will be out of town from oct. 2 through oct. 16. The office will be open from 10 toll mornings for those desiring medication. Adv. Sept. 25 Library friends % or Ottose Siul in service a books for shut ins Quot is the latest project of the friends of the Bennington Library. It has occurred to some members that there May be people who like themselves enjoy borrowing books but because of circumstances Arentt Able to get to the Library. To find out whether there is a need of this kind a committee has been formed which will on the first and third tuesdays of the month take books to would be patrons unable to visit the Library. Volunteers include James Conroy mrs. Gerald Nelson or. And mrs. Percey Russell or. And mrs. Robert Gibbs mrs. Gibbs is chairman miss Katherine Cusick miss Beulah Evans mrs. Robert Cantwell mrs. James proc Tor mrs. Allan Heath mrs. E. L. Grimm mrs. Harry s. Moses or. And mrs. Frederick Burt miss Caroline Darlington miss Marion Small mrs. Gladys Leslie and mrs. William h. Wills. Although letters have been sent to the clergy and doctors As Well As to various groups for suggestions As to those who might be interested in receiving books this Way the committee would appreciate either a card or Telephone Call to the Bennington free Library 442-9051 giving the name and address of those interested in such a service. Volunteers will help in the selection of books at the Library and members of the committee will Call at the readers Home bringing and returning them. Lion or i nil of s Saint unions historic site Washington apr the House Interior committee has approved a Bill authorizing the establishment of the Saint Gau Dens National historic site at Cornish . Augustus Saint Gaudens a noted american sculptor lived in Cornish from 1885 until his death in 1907. 3 bailed in school arson Case Hudson . Apr three youths were free in bail today to await grand jury action on charges they set fires that destroyed a dining Hall Anda gymnasium at a private school they were attending in Columbia county. The three were arrested sunday and charged with second degree arson in connection with fires at the Darrow school near new Lebanon. They Are Webster a. Young 17 of Shaker Heights Ohio William Oliver 16, of Morristown ., and David Holton 17, of Essex fells Holton waived examination last night at his arraignment before a peace Justice in new Lebanon. He had been extradited from Vermont. State police said the three youths admitted using kerosene to Start fires that destroyed a $100,000 Century old dining Hall last feb. 4 and a 156 year old gymnasium valued at $50,000 on feb. 18. Young was enrolled at Darrow for this term and was arrested there. Oliver and Holton former Darrow pupils were apprehended at schools where they had enrolled a few weeks ago. Oliver entered Hoosac school at Hoosick Falls ., saturday As the school began its 74th year. He was there Only about 24 hours school officials said and now has been withdrawn. Holton surrendered after arriving from Saxton a River vt., where he entered Vermont Academy. New York state police said the boys last february wanted to leave Darrow school and set the fires on the Assumption that with the buildings gone the school would have to be closed and then they could go Home. M is. Glia i Lur still on grit Rul list mrs. Lawrence a. Chaffee of Pownal who was injured in an Auto Accident monday was reported still on the critical list at Putnam memorial Hospital this morning but her condition was said to be a slightly mrs. Chaffee a two daughters Diane 13, and May Cindy 2, died in the Accident. Mrs. Chaffee suffered compound fractures of both legs and severe internal injuries. The Accident Whlon occurred when the Chaffee car and a car driven by Raymond c. Racicot of 136 Burgess re. Collided Headon is still under investigation state police said this morning. St. Holer s it it it it Nills Keo j i la ii a women of the Parish of St. Peters episcopal Church will have a Busy week. The annual meeting of the altar Guild will be held thursday beginning with supper at 6 30 . At the Parish House. Mrs. William h. Williams chairman of the Board of the Guild announces that new officers of the Board appointed by the Rector will be announced at that time. The annual rummage Sale of St. Mary a Guild is scheduled saturday from i to 3 . In the Parish House according to mrs. George Buck president of the Guild. Principal Walker warning on apathy obituaries Rev. John Maxwell North Bennington word was received Here tuesday night of the death at mount Bursville pa., of the Rev. John m. Maxwell 86, former minister of the North Bennington Baptist Church. Or. Maxwell served the Church Here for More than 13 years and left in 1949 to take up another ministry in Oneonta . He retired a few years ago and had made his Home at too Bella Vista drive in mount Bursville. He had travelled to Europe this summer and had Only been Home a Short time. Mrs. Maxwell died in 1959. At the time of his death he was a member of Tucker Lodge of amp am and also of Tucker chapter no. 38, order Eastern Star Here. He was a past Patron of Tucker chapter and also a past grand Patron of the Vermont grand chapter Oes. While in this area he had acquired Many friends with whom he had corresponded since leaving North Bennington. He is survived by two daughters mrs. Melvin Kay Werner who is presently living in Germany and mrs. Maurice Dorothy Taylor of mount Bursville with whom he had made his Home. Several grandchildren Are also left. Mrs. Geoffrey Parsons East Dorset a mrs. Carle t. Parsons 86, who died monday in a Princeton Hospital was the widow of Geoffrey Parsons sr., who was for Many years Chiel editorial writer for the new York Herald Tribune. He died in 1957. She had been a summer resident of East Dorset for 30years. She was a member of the Church of the ascension in new York City and the cosmopolitan club of new York City. Born in new York City nov. La 1876, she was a daughter of or. And mrs. James h. Taylor. Surviving Are three sons Geoffrey or. Of Paris France David of Roslyn . And Carl of East Dorset a daughter mrs. John c. Long of Princeton Seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 3 . Friday in Zion episcopal Church in Manchester with the Rev. Robert Clayton Rector officiating. Burial will be in Maple Hill cemetery in Dorset. Funeral mrs. Bertha c. Bromley Arlington a the funeral of mrs. Bertha c. Bromley who died sunday at Putnam memorial Hospital in Bennington was held at Hanson Walbridge funeral Home Here tuesday afternoon. Officiating was the Rev. A. J. Macdonald Shaftsbury methodist Church pastor. Bearers were Ronald Nadeau of North Bennington James and Nelson Rudd Gary Brophy f. John Hawley and Walter Rice All of Arlington. Burial was in Evergreen Ceme Tery with the Rev. Or. Macdonald offering prayers. Relatives attending were included from new York City and the general area. Municipal Quot our John f. Biondo 26, of Pownal was fined $20.10 in municipal court this morning after he pleaded guilty to a charge that he exceeded the Speed limit sept. 15 on . 7 in Pownal. At a special arraignment tuesday Ronald f. Lane 22, of 226 depot St., refused to return voluntarily to new York state after he was charged with being a fugitive from Justice from that state. He was released on $1,500 Ball. A warrant for lanes arrest on a burglary charge has been issued by Louis g. Thompson Justice of the peace in Greenwich . Lane can be returned to new York for trial now Only if extradition is requested by the state governor. Lane was represented in court by atty. Margaret Lillie. W. Philip Walker principal of Molly Stark school advised members of the school s Parent teachers association tuesday night a to think seriously about and to work on aspects of school life Quot other than the physical Plant program and staff. In Brief remarks at the s first meeting of the year Walker indicated that one problem the organization might consider is the attitude of students who Are apathetic about actively participating in their education. He suggested that the fault for the willingness of a some average and Bright students to slide along Quot might partially lie in a Lack of Public and parental awareness of the importance of being Well educated today. A we believe Quot Walker told the group a that the school is Well equipped has a Fine staff a balanced program and students anxious and eager to participate in it. But there Are some students who Are not so anxious to Walker reminded parents that he had written in the schools 1963 report that a the future has never looked so Bright for the Well educated person and never so dismal and so lacking in Opportunity for the non educated or poorly educated a Good education Quot he said a cannot consist merely of a passive and nonchalant attendance in school rather it must involve the Active participation Effort and cooperation of All a teachers students parents and Public. Some average and Bright students Are Content to a make do to gauge their Scholastic Success by passing grades rather than by sustained interest enthusiasm and depth of perception. A the student at All Levels of education Quot Walker continued a is being confronted with a curriculum far More demanding qualitatively and Quanta ively than the one offered Only a few years ago. Most Young americans Are responding to this Challenge with greater Effort. More Young people would so respond i believe if they sensed a greater Home and Public awareness of the necessity for this work and a real appreciation for their efforts when they Are a second speaker at the meeting was William f. D. Smith chairman of the Prudential committee of the greater Bennington schools inc. Smith invited parents to attend monthly meetings of the committee. In his four years on the Board he said he could remember Only one occasion in which parents came to a meeting. Smith told the group that during the summer the committee had a Cable to installed in Molly Stark school and had formed a committee to study educational to and How it might be used locally. Other improvements begun during the summer he said Are the storage building and parking lot at Molly Stark and the installation of water fountains in Beech Street school classrooms. Four buses Are now providing transportation to and from school and a fifth bus has been kept As a spare in Case of breakdown or emergency according to Smith. The delivery of a new 60-passenger bus is expected this fall he noted. In reply to a question Smith said the Board is currently investigating overcrowding problems at Beech Street school. The questioner said the schools first Grade had been divided into two sections of 35 pupils each. At a Brief business meeting the association approved a proposed budget of $125 for the coming year. Selective service chief Speaks in Vermont Friday Montpelier a it. Gen. Lewis b. Hershey National director of selective service will speak at this years selective service local Board clerks conference in Montpelier Friday noon. The luncheon will be at the Little Valley restaurant on Northfield Road it has been announced by col. Elbert t. Kimball Vermont state director of is. The general has a Busy schedule. Friday morning he will visit gov. Philip h. Hoff at the state House and will be available for Hospital notes tuesday. September 24 admissions mrs. Nina Barber mrs. Barbara Vien Pownal Oscar Warren mrs. G. Huse Bennington miss Deborah Violette Arlington William Colvin North Bennington. Discharges Harold Dockum Peter Carpenter Bennington mrs. Catherine Zywan Sandgate Joseph Grobuski Hoosick Falls mrs. Wilma Beers Manchester depot John Wilson Pownal mrs. Lynn Eck Hardt and son Manchester mrs. Mary Hall and daughter Shaftsbury. Births or. And mrs. Clayre Crawford of Arlington a son on sept. 24. Or. And mrs. Fred Keppler or. Of 204 North Bennington Road a daughter on sept. 24. I a married men Mil Register now Montpelier married men without children who Are classified i a should mail a certified copy of their marriage certificate to their local selective service Board without delay col. Elbert t. Kimball Vermont state director urged today. Local Board clerks Are presently mailing out ass form 127, a current information questionnaire to All i a s to separate the married men from the single ones. Selective service registrants who Are fathers or expectant fathers and Are not physicians dentists or veterinarians Are now considered for class 3-a, if not eligible for a lower classification by local Board members. The term a father Quot includes expectant fathers. For proof of dependency registrants should submit one copy of a birth certificate of their oldest or youngest child. Questioning at a state House press conference at 11 20 . Friday night he will be guest speaker at 8 at a Norwich University development Council leadership conference at Plum Ley Hall Northfield. All members of the Vermont selective service system have been invited to attend the Norwich conference. The annual meeting of local Board clerks which mrs. Viola Conley of Bennington Bennington Board clerk will attend takes place at Vermont state Headquarters at 9 . Friday. The general has been in Montpelier on three other occasions since the present selective service act was passed by Congress in 1948. Caution i on la afer i be Village residents have been requested by the Bennington water department to conserve water this fall. In a notice in tuesdays Banner water commissioners banned the use of Lawn hoses until further notice. Because of Lack of this month the level of Lake Hancock last week was 38 inches lower than Normal a spokesman for the water Board said this morning. The Lake is one of the sources of the villages water Supply. The Board spokesman has emphasized that the situation is by no Means critical but said that a cautious use of water is necessary. Now open with toys games gifts Stop in and to Rouse Bennington toy amp Novelty hotel Putnam bldg. Main St. Bennington limit ii till is i 4 i

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