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Bennington Banner (Newspaper) - September 27, 1963, Bennington, Vermont V by Putnam Hospital rejected Federal Grant by Bob Hagerman unacceptable restrictions involved in the Putnam memorial hospitals taking of Federal assistance for the construction of a new building have been further explained by Robert d. Stout Hospital administrator. Stout announced tuesday that the Hospital had turned Back a proposed Federal Grant of nearly $54,000 for the new Structure to House facilities for cancer re r Sourdiffe nursing Home with special tic full skilled 24 hour nursing for diabetics aged retired convalescent suburban Bennington Tel. 442-6070 Ralph Thurber cordially invites you to see Oldsmobile show Case of stars oot. 4 search and for the local United counselling service. In a follow up interview Stout emphasized that the Hospital had not in fact received any funds under the Federal program but had simply been designated for an allocation based on a preliminary estimate of the building s Cost. Actual funds he said would have come Only after construction began and then he believed the total would have turned out to be less than the original allocation. The building is estimated to Cost about $187,000. The allocation he noted was based Only on the Cost of that portion of the building to be used by the counselling service. The cancer research facility was not eligible for Aid under the program. The two main problems involved in acceptance of the Federal Grant Stout said would have been the government s stipulation regarding wage rates to be paid workers on the project and its requirement of a Long term guarantee from the Hospital regarding the building s use. Under the contract with the government according to Stout the contractor erecting the building would be required to pay workers in various trades on the Job no less than the minimum rates prescribed by the government. Wage schedules Stout said Are set up for different areas of the United states. The hourly rates called for in the proposed contract with the Hospital however were substantially higher than the present going rates in the Bennington area. Of concern to the Hospital Board of corp orators Stout said was the fact that this stipulation would have forced out of biding Competition those area contracting firms interested in and Able to handle a project of the proposed size. It would be these firms that the Hospital would prefer to do business with. Agreement to comply with the government stipulations Stout noted would have increased the final Cost of the building substantially in fact by an amount about plus 2 Brand new stars Jet Star 88 new lower priced full size 88 series Jet Star i new sports Coupe in the medium Price class Thurber s garage North Bennington re. And 334 pleasant St. Fishman s Sale prestone anti freeze �?~188 a gallon open Friday til 9 . Pro or con a John f. Kennedy president by High Sidey 6.95 j.f.k., the Man amp the myth by Victor Lasky 7.95 Bennington bookshop inc. 416 main St. Bennington it. Free parking in rear of store Stop shop save equal to the amount of the Grant itself. The higher Cost would have come in Large part from the higher non local wage rates called for under the Federal Grant. In addition the builder awarded the construction contract would have had the extra Cost of additional clerical staff to keep up with various reports required by the government. Except for possible minor modifications Stout said plans for the building prepared by the Hospital s architect would have met All government requirements. But he added that the Hospital in accepting the Federal Grant would be giving the government the final say on whether the building specifications were being met at least on that portion to be used by us. As to the second problem Stout said accepting the Federal funds would have involved the Hospital s guaranteeing for 20 years that the portion of the building for which the Grant was authorized would be used for psychiatric and related counselling services. In effect this meant that the Hospital would have to guarantee that the United counselling service would remain in the building for the 20 years or in the event that it should subsequently move or disband that the Hospital would provide a comparable service for the unexpired balance of the 20 years. The Hospital Board Stout said Felt it could not properly or perhaps even legally give this Assurance on the first Point and did not want to give it on the second. If the Hospital had Given such a guarantee and then later defaulted on it the Federal government could legally demand the return of the Money it had put into the project the administrator pointed out. He noted that under an agreement worked out with us the counselling service will pay a nominal rent for its occupancy covering Basic Upkeep costs. In addition it will provide some social services for the Hospital. The agreement Stout said would not have been affected by acceptance of the Federal Grant. The administrator concluded by reporting that the Hospital s Board of corp orators had been debating for about three months whether to accept the government Aid. Quot it was hardly a Spur of the moment judgment Quot he said. As noted in tuesday s account of the hospitals decision it is already proceeding with construction of the building on a privately financed basis. Bids have been advertised and Are due oct. 16. Work will begin shortly after acceptance of one of them. The building a single Story Structure of about 7,500 Square feet is to be situated Southeast of the hospitals nursing school classroom building on the left of the driveway leading to the rear of the main Hospital building. A Yule in october Sale planned by Garden club the Bennington Garden club plans a Sale to be called Quot Christmas in october Quot at the it. Anthony country club starting at 3 . Oct. 12. Cocktails will be served from 4 30 to 6 30, when a smorgasbord will begin. Reservations for the latter must be made in Advance. Club members have been working since Spring on arrangements for the Sale. Besides handicrafts items for Christmas gadgets for Home and Garden will be featured with a treasure Corner of higher priced items. Mrs. John h. Hamlin is chairman assisted by mrs. T. Garry Buckley mrs. Frederick j. Beecher mrs. Ferdinand l. Mayer mrs. Patrick Gordon mrs. L. Alden Graves mrs. . Sarcka mrs. Townsend k. Wellington and mrs. Robert m. Parmelee. Bennington Banner Friday september 27, 1963-3 Parachute flare Orwin Coonz to n Gorman and Donald Mears examine the casing of a Parachute flare fired wednesday evening for demonstration purposes by state police it. Harold f. Dean of Montpelier second from right after Dean conducted a class on mob and riot control for Bennington a auxiliary civil defense police Force. On table in foreground is a tear Gas riot gun. The auxiliary policemen have completed 44 hours of their course and have about 18 to go. Or. William Worthington of North Bennington will begin a series of classes next week in medical self help. Staff photo Buckler Beni students backstage interview a Henry a a cast by life Gershaneck Beni Catamount Beni students Barbara Powell and Lee Gershaneck on their trip to Stratford conn., to see Quot Henry a Quot were allowed to go backstage to interview some of the actors and the entire Beni group had a half hour interview with Ann Draper. Barbara Powell interviewed Patricia Peardon the leading actress who played the French Princess Katherine wooed by Henry As his future Queen. Miss a Speardon has been in show business since she was a child was the Star of the movie Quot Junior miss Quot and has done a lot of to and radio work. She was featured in the television series Quot our five daughters Quot and played the part of lady Ann in Quot Richard Quot i like doing Shakespeare Best of All Quot miss Peardon told Barbara. Elaine Sulka who played gon Eril one of King Lear s evil daughters at Stratford last summer took the group backstage to see the make up and costume rooms explaining that the actors apply their own make up and buy their own costumes which Cost about $400. Miss Sulka was studying for a . When she changed to acting. Ann Byrd interviewed by Lee Gershaneck is the wife of David Byrd who played the chorus in Quot Henry mrs. Byrd attended a College in Toledo Ohio where she majored in theatrics. She will play Ophelia in Quot Hamlet Quot next season. Beni students foliage Tours recommended this of be Bend Boston apr the coming weekend should be a Fine one Tor a foliage tour in the three Northern new England states the new England Council reported today. In northerly sections of Maine the color has passed its Peak but is still fair to Good. Rangley and Moose head regions should be Good for viewing. The foliage is Brilliant in the Northern half of new Hampshire and Vermont and Central and Southern sections report foliage almost at the height of color. The berkshires in Western Massachusetts report foliage also at its height. And in Eastern Massachusetts Rhode Island and Connecticut the leaves Are beginning to turn with Many Brilliant spots already visible. Ladd Brook restaurant serv us Fine Scenic Pownal now under the management of it. 7 All Legal beverages the Basse is Pownal it. Conoho Auto stores inc. Dial 2-6536 Bennington Vermont saturdays until 5 30 plan to see this production in May. Quot without the help of Nicholas Martin the Duke of Bedford in Quot Henry a Quot we would never have received these interviews Quot commented Lee. Martin introduced us to the actors and actresses. He also explained that the productions of Quot Henry a Quot Quot Lear Quot and Quot comedy of errors Quot Cost about $200,000. All of the Beni group had a Chance at the close of the Quot Henry a Quot performance to talk for 30 minutes with Ann Draper who played Alice the lady in waiting on Princess Katherine. She also played Cordelia in Quot King when asked which Type of audience to or stage she preferred to act before she responded a i much prefer to perform on stage. You can hear the audience s reaction to your acting and can Tell whether or not you re getting across to one girl asked Quot is it possible for the players to stay in the company for More than two years Quot miss Byrd replied a it the directors and management so wish then the actor or actress May stay if he or she so q. Where do the openings on either Side of the stage Lead to a. They go to the orchestra pit and to the dressing rooms which Lead to a lounge and one can thus get to other entrances on stage. When asked where she had Learned the French for her part As the French Princess miss Draper said she and Patricia Peardon had both Learned their French by living in France As children. Mrs. Lorraine Kirsch a Beni senior English teacher said she thought the French English lesson scene in which Princess Katherine tries to learn some English words before she meets Henry a was beautifully done. When asked of any of the actors or actresses wore wigs the audience gasped when she replied Quot in most cases it was their actual hair and Henry had a Beautiful head of Blond hair so he did not have on a wig High school Elii Ivalyn cd tests offered Stanley c. Faryniarz director of Pupil personnel services for the Bennington graded school District and veterans testing service agent has announced that High school equivalency tests will be Given the first thursday and Friday of each month beginning in october. These tests Are offered to any Vermont resident 20 years of age or older and who Hasni to graduated from High school. Persons who have been unable to Complete their High school education May qualify for a High school equivalency certificate upon satisfactory completion of five tests. These tests cover the Fields of English social studies science literary materials and mathematics. Faryniarz reports that each year Many people acquire High school certificates As a result of passing these tests. Experience at the local testing Center indicates that persons who were Good students in grammar school almost always pass the tests with acceptable scores. No review or special preparation is required. Persons interested in taking this examination May apply at their local High school or by contacting Faryniarz at the Bennington High school Telephone 442-6372. Motorola 23&Quot to on a $3199a All 82 channels regardless of Price every 1964 Motorola to has a hand wired Chassis precision crafted with modern hand and dip soldering for circuit connections of High reliability and full year guarantee. The Fine furniture console above Rolls easily on built in casters. Features pull push on off control. Dual speakers. And other deluxe features. Come in and see this magnificent set today. A full year guarantee manufacturers one year guarantee covers ree Exchange or repair of any component proven defective in Normal use. Arranged through Selling dealer. Labor extra radio a spa .7 Hap Morgan St i w dial j �2� Hancock to in i Ric we heard from Friend Lee f. Armstrong the other Day. And when you get a letter from him you want to read it right away especially when he reports that he has a problem which methinks the Banner might dispel or even eliminate. Incidentally he Snow in Moorestown n.j., with his daughter miss Harley Armstrong who is on the faculty of friends school. It seems that on a recent monday he received the Friday and saturday banners As expected no problem. But on tuesday it was a different Story. Much to his Surprise his monday Banner was delivered to him at to . He said his first reaction was that somehow or other he had lost a Day and that it was wednesday and not tuesday. He Hadnot expected such service from Uncle same zip code or not. He just happened to be Reading the Philadelphia inquirer the oldest Dally paper in the United states having been founded in 1771. He compared the dates on both papers and found that it was tuesday. He Felt better needless to say. And he recovered sufficiently to have the audacity to end his missive Quot i will venture one guess. You printed mondays paper on sunday and All went Down to the Eastern states exposition on he skidding of course As he does no to jump to conclusions that quickly. You can bet that he wishes it would happen every Day so he can keep tabs on happenings in his Home town the soonest. We Hope to hear from him again especially when he has this kind of it s that time of year again i guess As a card from Albany n.y., announces the african Violet show Quot Empire violets at the capital Quot on Columbus Day at the Schine ten Eyck hotel in Albany. The show is presented by the new York state african Violet society. Those in this area who have had great Success with the plants and there Are quite a few report that this particular show is outstanding most colourful. Of course plants Are always available during the show which is from 9 . To 9 . Speaking of Flowers we Hope that you had a Chance to see the Beautiful display of begonias that Winfield Winnie Williams cultivated in front of his Home on Putnam Street. Yellow red Pink and other colors flourished this season. It s Only a Hobby Quot Winnie Quot says but the results he seems to get make him a Begonia specialist. Give him begonias to take care of and he s Happy but Quot no White ones Quot a they re taboo with him. Francis Colburn chairman of the University of Vermont Art department whose wife is the former Gladys Laflamme of Bennington has another one Man show at Fleming museum in Burlington. The exhibit we hear contains several California scenes and a roman recollection a View of the ruins of the theater of Marcellus a titled Quot the cats of Colburn is Back from a years sabbatical leave. The to paintings on display have All been done since the one Man show on his departure last fall. The artist divided his year of study painting and travelling Between his summer place in Craftsbury a trip to California and a Fellowship at the Huntington Hartford foundation there and a european tour in Italy France Belgium and England. The show lasts through oct. 16. A of Mantovano who is acknowledged to be the most distinctive personality in the world today of Light music will be at the rpm Field House ,n.y.,a week from saturday night. One of his newest recordings Quot american Waltzes Quot is already on the Best seller list. He a the first artist whose records have passed the million Mark on the comparatively new stereophonic Field. Effective on or about oct. I All of new England and metropolitan new York area marmalade buyers a of Chivers olde English that is a will have an Opportunity to procure a Dwarf Orange tree which is said to yield oranges All year round and is easier to handle than most House plants. An extra Label on the Jar announces the availability of the tree. Most supermarkets Independent and Chain grocery stores carry the marmalade product which originated in England in 1870 and which has been sold in the United states since 1914. The tree which has an exotic scent is shipped in a conventional Flower pot of pleasing appearance. Swiss Fondue sets solid Copper Silver lined with Burner and tray 36 Nichols. Ltd a our convenient Union Street customer parking lot amp Entrance just poking around by Agnes Rockwood Quot i score better with Sun glasses champions like Bob Beikirch shoot better on the Range or in the Field with Eye protecting Ray ban shooting glasses. Ray ban Kali Chrome yellow lenses bring out target detail Cut Down Haze. Famous Ray ban Green or g-15 Gray lenses filter out Glare. All cure Impact resistant to shield your eyes from injury. Tryon a pair. You wont Settle for less Quinlan s drugs 463 Moln St. Bennington Model 23k12s Overall diag. Tube meat 283 a. In picture viewing area Burlington radioactivity in air As measured daily by Geiger counter tests of samples taken by the Industrial Hygiene division of the state health department in Barre Are still at Low Levels As they have been for several months in Vermont and elsewhere in the nation. Levels ranged from a Low of three to a High of eight Pic curies per cubic meter of air in Barre from sept. 12-18. The Norton station average for the sept. 4-11 period was five Pic curies and the Marlboro station average for the sept. 4-10 period was five Pic curies. Pasteurized milk network stations reported for the 12th consecutive week no readings Over to Pic curies per liter of milk in testing for iodine 131

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