The Berkshire Eagle from Pittsfield, Massachusetts on May 7, 1975 · 23
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The Berkshire Eagle from Pittsfield, Massachusetts · 23

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Bonds are approved for addition to BMC; ground breaking is June 7 By Edward J, Farrell TV Mawt-huta-tU Health and Educational Facilities Authority iMHEFAi voted yesterday to prove a $17 2 million bond iv su to finance the Construc tion of the planned St Luke s pavilion addition to Ha? Berkshire Medical GfXer Approval of Use bond issue a as the final step needed to dear the way for thee start of c -natructiononHienew vnn. BMC announced toddy that it w .1 hold groundbreaking cere r., ir.ies June 7 at 2 30 p m to mark the start of the two year project. Henry E Moran, president and executive director of BMC. disclosed yesterddy that the hospital has been told it can expect a $700,000 grant in Hill-Burton Funds under an allocation program approved by the Department of Health, Education and Welfare. The MHEFA is a state-appointed agency formed in 1970 to help health organizations and educational institutions to borrow money to finance expansion programs 'Par authority does not involve slate funds, nor is the commonwealth responsible for indebtedness incurred by the agency By tf.I.zmg MHEFA, nonprofit urgaiuzatioiis are able to borrow money by bond issue aid guarajlie lax exemption at both the state and federal levels for buyers uf the bond The BMC bonds will be sold in two issues Serial bonds valued at more than 6 S million will be sold in eight issues with the final issue maturing in 1990 Term bonds with a value of more than $10 6 million will have a mator.ty date of 2o08 Moran today paid tribute to the board members who .have been working for more than three years to assemble a total financial package that will allow the hospital to go ahead with its expansion and remodeling program, using "a combination of arrangements that will not be reflected in any additional burdens on the liospi- Obituaries and Funerals Mrs. Thomas Heaton Miss Edna A. Kirchner Mrs. Elsie Ba'ndlow Heaton. Funeral services were held' 80, of 40 Allendale Road, died this mommgor Miss Edna A this morning at the home of her Kirchner uvSt Charles' Church, son. John A. Heaton. 29 More- A Etturgyof Christian Bunal wood Drive, after a brief ill- as cuncelcbrated by the Rev ness. Frederick J. Moore, pastor of Born in Webster, the daughter the .North American Martyrs of John and Agusta Stark Band- Chapel m Berkshire; the Rev. low, she lived most of her adult John 'J. Foley, pasto-of St. talf basic charges " He said that by Utilizing the low-cost bund Issue in tandem with Uie community's contribution of mare than $2$ million arid federal funds, the hospital will be able to carry out a long-range program that will not reflect on future huf.prtal costs The total project a expected to cost $19 million It will include construction of live five-level St Luke s pavilion with 54 medical-surgical beds on the second and Hurd floors, and 13 curonary-care. 13 intensive-care and 19 intcrmediale-care beds on the fourth level The fifth level will house a new power plant to serve the entire BMC complex The basement level will house a number of maintenance and mechanical facilities; the main level, supportive services including lobby, emergency. ambulatory care and administrative space. Because of the lower-than-an-ticipated bids received for the project, the hospital will be able to go ahead with renovations and other improvements and equipment needed in the main building Thu is the first time a Berk-afure Goaty institution has util urd tlie Hate authority for a bond isvue. The tax-exempt feature of the bonds make them mart attractive to investors, since both profits and dividends are nut subject to federal and state personal income taxes A number of major New York bond underwriters have already indicated an interest in participating irj and marketing the issue. They are expected m Pittsfield shortly to review the project. This is the second time a Pittsfield hospital has resorted to borrowing money through long-term bonds to finance expansion programs. In 1971, Hill-crest" Hospital borrowed $3 3 million from a private bond underwriter to help with its new addition Prior to utilizing borrowed funds, hospitals depended exclusively on public contributions for capital expansion programs. City girl arrested -after 3 accidents Tlie ilcrkslure Eagle, Wednesday, May 7. 1375 ZZ Arlos proposes a city board to oversee the Athenaeum C Edwin Davis BMC names development director lly Kirk Hrkorfraberg City Councilman Peter G Arlos, (k-cl.iring that "the prevent situation cries out for reform," yesterday called for abolition of the Berkshire Athenaeum's board of trustees and creation of a five-member library commission appointed by tlie mayor Arlos, in a prepared statement. said that because the present bodrd elects its own successors, "no elected official or elected body can determine library policy or be held responsible for it " The directors, he said, "cannot continue to be unaccountable to the public." especially in light of the fact that more than $2 million in public funds is now being invested in the new Athenaeum, Three ex-officio members of the Athenaeum s board of Doliellc said this morning that under private management if he had no problem with Pic con- tliat s tlie right word and I C. Edwin Davis of Stoncham, former assistant director of the International Institute in Bos- ton, has been named director of trustees are public officials development and public rela- Mayor Evan S Dobelle. City- City police arrested an 18-ycar-old girl after the car she was driving reportedly crashed into three parked autos at high speed on North Street last night. The driver. Katheryn A. Nash . of 234 NeweU St., was treated at grain consultant with the Jersey Voreav VnrL? Mayor Evan S. Dobelle said the Pittsfield General unit. City. N.J., office of the In- IrCIC IOrK today there is no longer a com- BMC. for minor injuries Mayor relaxes opposition to paying Warner tions at the Berkshire Medical Center, according to an announcement today by Henry E. Moran, BMC president. Davis will fill a vacancy at the hospital created a year ago with the resignation of Scott Kingan Davis has been with the Boston office of the International Institute, a national fund raising organization, for the past two years. He previously was a pro crpt of Arios i proposal Dobelle laid that punibly Uir commission should have seven members and that the public officials who now serve on the board ex officio should be retained Arlos has been critical recently of lie library trustees' failure to include in the new Athenaeum building a room for Slefan Dir ant s collection of Lincoln ptmtographs, a decision that has jeopardized tla library's chance of getting the collection. In April, several memliers of the City Council claimed they were conned by library trustees, alleging that the trustees overstated the cost of rehabilitating the old Athenaeum to secure Council approval of funding for the new structure. Thomas F. ' Plunkett, vice chairman of the library trustees, said this morning that "the library has operated well Treasurer Francis J. Condron and School Committee chairman George P. Coughlin but Arlos said they "can easily be Variety sllOW outvoted by the other 15 c r I trustees who are not respon- at of. JOSepil S sible to anyone but themselves." life in Pittsfield She was the wife of Thomas E. Heaton who is m the Pittsfield General unit. BMC, following an operation there on Monday. They celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary last Aug. 25. Mrs. Heaton was a member of Pilgrim Memorial , Church and of its Philethea class. Besides her husband and son., she leaves two daughters, Mrs. James Piehl of Bondsville, and Mrs. Raymond V Carpenter of Stephentownr N Y. Two other sons. Thomas E. Heaton Jr. and Warren Walker, died in 1950 and 1965, respectively. Funeral services will be held at the Berkshire Funeral Home Friday at 2 pm with the Rev. Arthur L. Teikmams. minister of Pilgrim Memorial Church, officiating Bunal will be in Pittsfield Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 Thomas C. Nelson Funeral services for Thomas C. Nelson were held this morning at St. Teresa's Church with the Rev. John P. Lucey, pastor, officiating. Bunal was in Pitts- Charlcs' Church, the Rev. Ger aid Buckley of St Margaret Mary Church, Arlington. Vt ; the Rev. Richard J. Carclli, of St. Roche Church. Oxford, and the Rev. Thomas Westhoven. director of IX-hon Seminary, Lanesboro. Seated m the sanctuary were the Rev. John W Curtin, retired pastor of St. Pat-ncK s Church in West Stock-bridge. 'and' Msgr. Paul D ' Riedl. pastor of St. Joseph's Church. Pittsfield. Bunal was in St Joseph's Cemetery, where all the priests participated in prayers at the grave. Bearers were Michael L. Kirchner, John We Cronin Jr.. Thomas J. Walsh. John J. Lee.-Stcphen W. Cronin and Robert J Dirks. 'Honorary bearers, all town iu ficials of Lanesboro. were Mrs. Jeannette Sullivan, Reginald Ir-Xxin Mrs. Lillian Horton, Mrs. Geraldine Guitard. Joseph Bouchard and Mrs Frances Martin. Donald J. Green Funeral of Donald J. Green will be held tomorrow at 11 a m. at the Wellington Funeral Home with the Rev. Cortland R. Pusey, assistant rector of St. Ste-field Cemetery, where Father phen's Episcopal Church, offici-Lucey offered prayers at the ating grave. Delegations representing the Pittsfield Boys' Club.- Berkshire Mutual Insurance Co. and City Savings Bank were present during the services. Bearers were William B Palmer, Ernest R. Long. Alfred R. Williams. Luke S. Hayden. Richard J. Matthews and Terrance M. Hanlon. Burial will be in Pittsfield Cemetery. Calling hours at the funeral home are today from 7 to 9. polling reason to withhold payment of the extra $1 a month charged by Warner Cable Corp. When tie cable TV firm put through that increase last year. Dobelle urged residents not to pay as a protest against what he considered an illegal rate hike. Now the state attorney general's office has gone to court to try to prove that the increase was illegal. Dobelle said today that Asst. Atty. Gen. Terrance O'Malley has assured him that if the slate wins, anyone who paid the added fee will get his or her money back plus interest Dobelle, however, said he personally plans to continue paying at the old rate O'Malley contends the increase was imposed unilaterally by Warner Cable, bypassing what he considers the rate-setting responsibilities of the mayor and Dalton Selectmen. In behalf of the state Cable Antenna Television Commission. O'Malley initiated legal action yesterday in Superior Court in Boston. The case is expected to come to trial in a month or two. according to the mayor. Patrick D. Grady- Funeral services for Patrick D. Grady of Bay Shore, L.I., a former Pittsfield resident, were held Monday m Bay Shore. A Liturgy of Christian Bunal was concelebrated in St. Patricks Church with the Rev. Vincent Rush, assistant pastor, the Rev. John A. Brendei of Bay Shore, and Msgr. Paul D. Riedl. pastor of St. Joseph's Church here, of- She was ordered held on $200 bail by District Court Judge Frank W. Gmiru this morning after being arraigned for dnv-ing under the influence and dnving to endanger. Officers said the car was traveling about 70 miles per hour south on North Street about 11 pm., ran a stop light at Maplewood Avenue and hit the cars. . stitute. A native of North Carolina. Davis was state president of the North Carolina 4-H Clubs in 1961. He received his bachetor-of-arts degree from the University of North Carolina in 1966. He will move soon to the Pittsfield area with his wife. Mary Kay, a nurse who has been on the staff of the New England Deaconess Hospital. Boston. The Berkshire Pom Poms drum and bugle corps, this year's American Legion state champion, has been selected for the second time to represent the commonwealth in the 27th anniversary Salute-to-Israel parade in New York on Sunday, corps officials have announced The Pom Poms will leave Pittsfield by chartered buses on Saturday at 4 p m and will stay overnight in Elmsford, N Y. Vaudeville-era entertainment, songs from Broadway musical and contemporary songs and dance routines will be featured in this years St Josephs High School variety sloiw Friday and Saturday, according to a school announcement Performances will be at 8 pm. Some uf the musicals from which songs are taken arc " My Fair Lady." "The King and I." South Pacific." Promises, Promises." and "Grease " The show will be directed by Sister Mary Ann LaPlante. Sister Margaret Lareau and Donald Coudert of the school faculty. Tickets can be purchased at thetlW llimk it sliould continue Hut way " He said $.00,000 of the cost of Hw new building was raised by private subscriptions Arloi yesterday filed two petitions with the City Council, one seeking Mfliport for state legislation that would atxilish tlie present library board and He-other calling for the Giuneil to create tlie new commission appointed by the mayor Incorporated is 1871 The AHx n-ieum was incorporated in 1871 and state leg elation at that time established Hie board of trustees Librarian Robert G. Newman estimated Hus morning that about one third of the state's 300 public libraries are operated by- self perpetuating boards Arlos said the issue was' "not the performance of the many-public spirited citizens" who have served on the library-board but public control through elected officials of "decisions which are properly theirs " In addition to Plunkett and the ex-officio members, the board is at present composed of a group of civic and business leaders They are: Mrs. Lawrence. K Miller, president. Paul K. Fodder, treasurer; Mrs. Gifford M. Lloyd, clerk, and Mrs. Alan J Blau. Kelton M Burbank. Donald (7 Butler. Samuel G. Colt. John F Downing Jr . Richard S Jack-son. Mrs Thomas C. Litwiler. Mrs Harold L .Severs. Richard L Reinhart. John W. Talbot and School Supt Thomas J Whalen Men s & Ladies' sport shoes A sneakers Adidas. Puma. Tops:-der. Docksider. Converse, Tre-torn. Keds & Purcell Besse Clarke Adv. 4-H chick and duckling sale. Agway Inc Adv. SAVE Richard E. Hayes Funeral services for Richard E. Hayes of Dalton were held today in the Bartlett-Wellington .flciat,ng. Funeral Home m Daiton, where Burial was in St. Patrick's the Rev. George B. Higgins, Cemetery where Msgr. Riedl pastor of the Dalton Congrega- Father Rush conducted tional Church, officiated graveside services Burial was in the Ashuelot Bearers were brothers Rav- Ida H-Sclaterwhodied March-Street Cemetery mATJTWIlSmTrSuo 25, will be Saturday morning at Bearers were Edgar W. Her- Grady; and Michael Sentelik, 11 30 at Pittsfield Cemetery with James C. Trefry, minister of Christian education at First Church of Christ, Congregational. officiating. Mrs. Grace I. Veltri Funeral services for Mrs Grace I. Veltri were held this morning at Mount Carmel Church with a Liturgy of Chris- tian Bunal celebrated by the Rev. Gregory J. Hoppough, cu- rate. Bunal was m St. Joseph's Cemetery where Father Hop-pough offered prayers at the grave. Comprising an Honor Guard of the Rosary Society of Mount Carmel were Mrs. Josephine Sacchetti, Mrs Carmelia Schia-labba, Miss Esther Fresia and Mrs. Anna Fresia Bearers were Frank Procopio, Daniel MandeiL Samuel S. Man-civalano, Secundo V.- Bertola, Dino A Leoncim and grandson Michael Leonciru. Death Notice VODER, Betty Jane. 56, ot 610 Handy Drive, Bay City. Mich.. May 5. 1015. Wife of Edgar, mother ot tour .children among whom are Patricia Ann Coons ot Stocxbridge, Mass Funeral sarvice Friday morning from Stapisti Funeral Home, Ba i City, Mich. nek. William O Herrick, Carl J Chadboume and Herbert F. Hayes. Mrs. Howard F. Twining Funeral services for Mrs. Gwendolyn"- Twining of' Dalton were held this morning at the First United Methodist Church with the Rev Edwin F. Taylor, assistant pastor, officiating. Bunal was in Ashuelot Snetery where- Father Taylor red prayers at the grave. Bearers were Richard O. twining Jr., Robert L. Briggs, Michael R. Twining and grandsons Kevm P., David W. and Aron F. Gameau. George Hofmann and Eugene MacElroy, all of Bay Shore, Mrs. Raymond A. LaQuay Funeral services for Mrs. Patricia Foley LaQuay were held this morning at St. Joseph's Church with a concelebrated Liturgy of Chnstian Burial conducted by Msgr. Paul D. Riedl, pastor, and the Rev. Peter A. Gregory, assistant pastor. Burial ws m St. Joseph's Cemetery where Father Gregory offered prajers at the grave Bearers were Robert J. Mickle. Carlo A. Torra, Victor A and Donald C. Rancour! . Robert D. Hisert Funeral services for Robert D Hisert were held this morning at St. Charles Church with a Liturgy of Christian Burial celebrated by the Rev. Daniel L. Gill, curate. Bunal was in St. Joseph's Cemetery where Father Gill offered prayers at the grave. ... - Bearers were John F. Sapp, Richard G. Simpson, Arthur J. Monti. Arthur D. Beattie. Rich-, ard F. Mumford and Francis J. O'Bnen. John J. Kelly Funeral services for John J. Kelly were held this morning at. Sacred Heart Giurch with a Liturgy of Chnstian Bunal concelebrated by Msgr. Henry M. Burke, pastor, the Rev. Fred-enck Heberle and the Rev. Dennis Bombardier, curates. Burial . was jn St. Josephs Cemetery where Father Heberle offered "prayers at the grave. Bearers were Ulrich F. Greil-tek, Ralph R. Williams. Richard S DiN'icoIa and Robert E. . Decker. Hoosac Lake to lie opened Continued from Page 1 considerably less than that which affected Hoosac Reservoir Co In large part, . he said, that is due to protections given to municipalities. - - He also cited a state law which frees landowners of liability if they turn over their land to Hie public for recreational -use "As far as I m concerned." he said, This absolves Hie town of any liability." He and O'Connor differ on whether the lake can be considered "land" under that law. Apkin said there has been some discussion of Hie town's obtaining insurance for the lake. But Selectmen Chairman Harvey J. 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