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Brattleboro Office Says Energy Tax Exemptions Are Up to the Voters MONTPELIER State Energy Office director Brendan J. Whittaker after talking with Tax Department officials, said today that the towns which decide to take advantage of the state law exempting alternative energy sources from real and personal property taxation may determine their own list of exemptions. Whittaker said, "the issue can only be voted on if it is in the Town Meeting Whittaker said the State Energy Office has received many inquiries asking which alternative energy devices may be exempted from taxation. "That decision," Whittaker said, "is made at the Town Meeting, if the question is voted The law, approved by the legislature in 1976, defines alternate energy sources as "any plant, structure or facility used for the generation of electricity or production of energy used on the premises for private, domestic or agricultural purposes, no part of which may be for sale or exchange to public. The term shall include, but not be limited to grist mills, windmills, facilities for the collection of solar energy or the conversion of organic matter to methane, and all component parts thereof including land upon which the facility is located, not to exceed one -half Stolen Vehicle Recovered A vehicle reported stolen on Sunday was recovered this morning on Black Mountain Road, Brattleboro police report.

The 1976 Jeep CJ5 had been reported missing from Main Street Sunday evening. A car stolen Sunday evening from Frost Street remains missing today, police report. The vehicle is a 1969 yellow and black Mercury Montego with Vermont registration P3082. Over the weekend police received a report that a brown tool box containing $600 in metric tools was stolen i in town. Police also report that a tire was slashed on a vehicle parked in the parking lot this weekend.

Unoccupied Trailer Burns HINSDALE, N.H. unoccupied trailer was a fire in Freedom Acres at 8:30 p.m., Hinsdale report. Firemen said trailer, owned by Gerald sustained extensive Brattleboro firemen sent to cover the Hinsdale while the fire was being Film on Miao Scheduled An gutted by Sunday firemen that the Collins, damage. a truck station fought. PUTNEY Highlights from one year in the life of Miao people of northern Thailand will be screened at Windham College this Tuesday March 7, at 8 p.m.

The film, "Miao Year," is an hour-long, color documentary focusing on the customs, traditions, and aspirations of a colorful national minority in Thailand, and concluding with a depiction of the three-day ceremony in which single men and women select their future spouses. As part of the college's Asian Studies Program, the film is open to the General public, free of charge. Next week's film will be "We Will Never Forget," concerning recent civil and labor unrest in Thailand. Two Films At Library Wednesday evening program at the Brooks Memorial Library on March 8 will be the showing of two films. "Most Immaculate Emperor" is a study of Japan's political, social and cultural heritage.

"Daybreak Express" is a short about trains with background music by Duke Ellington. The program will begin at 8 p.m. Everyone is invited. Rescue Ine. Taken to Brattleboro Memorial Hospital this weekend were a girl ill on Fairground Road at 10:19 p.m.

Friday; a woman ill in West Brattleboro at 7:53 p.m. Saturday; a woman ill on Elliot Street at 10:17 p.m. Saturday; 1 a boy injured in Dummerston at 1:53 p.m. Sunday; a man ill on Elliot Street at 6:39 p.m. Sunday; and a man ill in Guilford at 6:59 p.m.

Monday. A woman ill on Greenleaf Street at 9 a.m. Saturday was treated and remained at home. Reformer MONDAY, MARCH 6, 1978. Page 11 Brattleboro Votes For Officers Tuesday While most of the towns in Vermont will hold town meetings Tuesday, Brattleboro will only elect its town officers including the town meeting members who will attend the representative town meeting on March 25.

The polls will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the following locations: District 1, the American Legion 1 Post on Linden Street; District 2, Oak Grove School; District 3, Green Street School; and District 4, Academy School. The town clerk's office reminded voters today that the ballot forms will be slightly different this year. Instead of a separate piece of paper for each office, all of the town officers appear on one consolidated ballot sheet and each district's town meeting members appear on a separate ballot sheet.

Halifax Fire Leaves A Family Homeless By ELEANOR GUYETTE WEST HALIFAX A fire gutted the home of Mr. and Mrs. Warren Dalrymple in the center of the village Friday afternoon. Firemen said Mr. Dairymple was home at the time of the fire but escaped injury.

Fire Chief Wayne Courser said that the fire may have been caused by an overheated stove pipe. Halifax firemen were called to the scene at 1:10 p.m. 1 The Whitingham Fire Department sent trucks to help fight the fire and to cover the Halifax station. Wives of the firemen brought a hot meal to the firehouse after the fire was extinguished. A collection is being taken to aid the couple left homeless by the fire.

Contributions may be sent to the fire department. Dance Fire Calls Workshop Offered workshop in creative movement and dance will be offered by Alta Lu Townes at the Brattleboro Recreation Department Tuesdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. beginning March 14. The eight-week course, sponsored by The Hill Center for Psychosynthesis in Education in, Walpole, N.H., will run through April 19. The cost of the workshop is $25.

The course will focus on the use of creative movement and dance technique, primarily that of Erick Hawkins, to increase selfrealization through creativity in the physical body. Emphasis in these classes, as participants explore the art of movement and body awareness, will be on the enjoyment of moving and on discovering new dimensions of No previous dance experience is necessary. Alta Lu Townes has been teaching modern dance at Keene (N.H.) State College, the Keene YMCA, and in Brattleboro since 1975. She has studied dance with Hanya Holm, Erick Hawkins, and Carol Conway in New York, at the Laban Art of Movement Centre in England. Besides having taught dance in Iran (while in the Peace Corps) and in Switzerland, she had directed creative movement and selfawareness workshops, This workshop is limited in number, therefore early registration is To register, writer The Hill Center, Walpole, N.H., 03608 or phone Alta Lu Townes in Brattleboro at 257-0994.

SECOND SECTION BRATTLEBORO, VERMONT Slippery Roads Cause Accidents Police investigated six accidents Friday afternoon and evening, many of them caused by slippery road conditions. Friday at 5 p.m. on Canal Street near Exit 1 of 1-91, a truck driven by Alan R. Peterson of Brattleboro sustained an estimated $150 damage when it was involved in a collision with a car, police report. The car, driven by Neysa Hebbard of Guilford, sustained an estimated $250 damage, police said.

A car skidded into a parked truck Friday at 5:55 p.m. on Park Place. Police said that the car, driven by James A. Loney of 5 Winter sustained an estimated $200 damage while the truck, parked by Richard F. Chapple of Hinsdale, N.H., sustained an estimated $300 damage.

A car skidded into another car parked at the rest area off I-91 in Putney Friday at 7:30 p.m., Ariz. Man Convicted in Drug Case WHITE RIVER JUNCTION Another person has been convicted of possession of marijuana stemming from a raid on a rented East Dover home in December 1976. Danny W. Larue, 20, of Sierra Vista, was found guilty of the possession charge following a two day trial in Vermont District Court in White River Junction, Larue has not yet been sentenced. Another Arizona man, George Senner, III, of Phoenix was found guilty of possession of 300 pounds of marijuana with intent to sell in December 1977 following a trial in Lamoille County Superior Court.

A third defendant in the case, David Villandry of Chelmsford, was freed in December when a Superior Court judge said there was not enough evidence to convict him. Charges are still pending against other men involved in the case. Courses Offered at Windham PUTNEY A series of public seminars will begin at Windham College in April under the sponsorship of a new continuing education program at the college. "Using Solar Energy in the Home" will deal with energy conservation in the home, lowcost savings and active and passive solar systems. There will be discussions of domestic hot water heaters and greenhouses.

Trips will be scheduled to solar homes and small-scale commerical solar greenhouses. Classes will meet Wednesdays from 7 to 10 p.m. in the science building, April 5, 12, 19, and 26. Field trips will be taken on April 15 and 29. A fee will be charged.

The instructor will be Jeremy Coleman, who teaches at Total Environmental Action in Harrisville, N.H. He was solar construction supervisor for the Goosebrook Solar Home in New Hampshire. to Start a Small Business in Vermont" will include two three-hour sessions in the science building, at 7 p.m., April 11 and 18. It is designed for persons who have started a small business or Hospital Questionnaires Planned for Town Meetings MONTPELIER Sen. William Doyle, R-Washington County, said today that he would again distribute questionnaires on Town Meeting Day.

Last year there were over 9,000 returns. This is the ninth year that the survey has been conducted. Questions this year include whether there should be a fouryear term for governor; whether there should be land use taxation; whether there should be. a reduced penalty for marijuana and whether there should be restrictions on the state funding of abortion. Voters are asked to rate the 1978 General Assembly, Gov.

Richard Snelling and the Vermont Judicial System. The survey asks whether there is a genuine energy crisis in the United States; whether the federal government is doing a good job controlling inflation and whether the United States Senate should ratify the Panama Canal Treaty. Other questions relate to the funding of education; the governor and lieutenant governor running on the same ticket; state aid to education; sales and income tax; shopping malls; smoking in public buildings and motor vehicle registration. Sen. Doyle said he pays for the cost of the questionnaire.

Over the past eight years over 50,000 returns have been received. The nine patients admitted to Brattleboro Memorial 1 Hospital over the weekend included Mrs. Pauline Franklin of Williston Street, Terry Howe of Brookline, Mrs. Henry Grover Jr. of North Hinsdale, N.H., Harry LaRock of West Brattleboro, Mrs.

Carroll Harris of Melrose Terrace and Fleming Meeks of Brattleboro. Among the 15 people discharged from the hospital were Miss Ebon Remond of Littleton, Edward Smith of Bellows Falls, Mrs. Wesley Ives" and infant daughter of Putney, Mrs. Stephen Robinson and infant son of Putney, Fred Sawin of Vernon, Stephen Foley of Danbury, Dennis Whitcomb of Winchester, N.H., and Theodore Matteson of Hinsdale. The Rev.

Harry S. Carlson, Former Pastor Here, Dies Vermont State Police report. The car driven by Theodore Mackey of Cheshire, sustained an estimated $800 damage while the other vehicle, parked by Jeannette Peyton of Brattleboro, sustained an estimated $100 damage, police report, Friday at 9:40 p.m. car collided with a parked car on Western Avenue, Brattleboro police report. Damage to the a car driven by Pamela D.

Gatos of Beverly, was estimated at $250. Damage to the car parked by Pliny N. Burrows of 11 Greenmeadow was estimated at $150, police said. A car hit another car parked by 67 Canal St. Friday at 10:56 p.m., Brattleboro police report.

The car parked by Dianna M. Weatherhead of 28 Birge St. sustained an estimated $25 damage and there was no damage to the car driven by Alan J. Fitts of Black Mountain Road, police said. Friday at 9:48 p.m.

on Putney Road, a car driven by Patrick A. Barnes of 7 Williams St. sustained an estimated $500 damage when it skidded and hit: a utility pole, police report. Two cars collided at the corner of Main and High streets Saturday at 11:30 p.m. One car, driven by Michael A.

Coyle of Webster, was undamaged, police report. The other car, driven by Lewis F. Smith of Dummerston, sustained an estimated $250 damage, police said. Vital Statistics BIRTHS In Nelson, B.C., Feb. 26, a daughter.

to Bryan and Catherine (Waite) MacMillan of Kaslo, B.C.; granddaughter to Mrs. Erwin Taylor of Kaslo, and Alan Waite of Hinsdale, N.H.; great-granddaughter to Mrs. Cecile Martin and Mr. and Mrs. H.

Tyler Waite of Brattleboro. DEATHS In Brockton, March 5, the Rev. Harry S. Carlson, -80, of Brockton, formerly of Brattleboro. In Greenfield, (Franklin County Public Hospital), March 4, Alfred C.

Kempf, 49, of Brattleboro. In Amherst, Feb. 21, Mrs. Irene (Maguire) Gillen, wife of Vincent Gillen of Amherst and Marlboro, Vt. In Townshend (Grace Cottage Hospital), March 4, Mrs.

Arelen White, 81, of Townshend, widow of Loring Q. White. In Bennington (Putnam Memorial Hospital), March 2, Mrs. M. Maisie (Betit) Dockum, 59, wife of Thomas E.

Dockum. A space heater in a van caught fire Friday at 8:41 p.m. at the corner of South Main and Canal streets, Brattleboro firemen report. Firemen said that the occupants of the van extinguished the fire and left before firemen arrived. Firemen sent a truck to Hinsdale, N.H., Sunday at 8:49 p.m.

to help firemen fighting a trailer fire there. Personal Francis Phillips has been transferred from Mary Hitchock Memorial Hospital in Hanover, N.H., to the Veterans Hospital in White River Junction. Club Notes Noble Granas Elect At a business meeting attended by 25 Past Noble Grands Thursday evening, the following officers were elected: Mrs. Irene Baybrook, president; Mrs. Nellie Martin, vice president; and Mrs.

Florence Manley, secretarytreasurer. Preceding the meeting a potluck supper was served by Mrs. Manley and committee. Calendar Van Fire March 6, 7:30 p.m. Film and discussion, "Alcohol Abuse A Family Problem?" Newfane Congregational Church.

The World's Top Skiers STEVE MAHRE beams a mowy smile upon learning that he had won the men's slalom race Saturday in the World Cup races at Stratton. His brother Phil won first place in the giant slalom on Friday, giving America one of its greatest ever boosts in World Cup competition. BROCKTON, Mass. The Rev. Harry S.

Carlson, 80, of Brockton, former pastor of The Trinity Lutheran Church in Brattleboro, died Sunday at his home here. Pastor Carlson served Trinity Lutheran Church from 1961 to 1971, when he retired from the active ministry. He then continued to serve the church as vice pastor in Brockton and surrounding communities. During his ministry in Brattleboro, Pastor Carison was actively involved in the life of the community. He served for many years as chaplain of the Brattleboro Fire Department.

He served on the board of directors of the Frances Hicks Memorial School and on the advisory board of the Thompson School for Nursing. He was also chaplain of the Austine School for the Deaf. The Rev. Mr. Carlson was born in Montclair, N.J., Aug.

1, 1897, son of Mr. and Mrs. Swen Carlson. He attended Montclair schools and before attending college served five-year apprenticeship in the printing trade. He graduated from Upsala Academy in East Orange N.H., in 1925.

In 1927 he received an A.B. from Upsala College. In 1930 he received the B.D. degree from Theological Seminary in Rock Island, and was ordained into the Christian ministry of the Lutheran Church in the same year. From 1942-46 he served as Army chaplain in the American ALFRED C.

KEMPF Funeral services were conducted Monday morning at the Fleming Funeral Home for Alfred C. Kempf, 49, of 2 Riverview Street, who died unexpectedly Saturday at Franklin County Public Hospita' in Greenfield, Mass. Mr Kempf was employed for many years at the Berkshire Fine Spinning Co. in Brattleboro, and during the past 19 years he was custodian at Brattleboro Union High School. He was born in Brattleboro on Oct.

21, 1928, the son of Jacob and Katherine (Wojchick) Kempf. He attended local schools. Survivors include his wife," the former Hilda Murray, whom he married in Brattleboro May 6, 1950; one son, Alfred of Brattleboro; one daughter, Mrs. Cathy Barrows of Guilford; three brothers, Jacob of Brattleboro, Philip, of Southwick, and Henry of Guilford; one halfbrother, Joseph Pela of Brattleboro, several nieces and nephews and cousins. The Rev.

John F. Madden, minister of First Baptist Church, officiated at the funeral services. Mrs. Joseph Grover was organist. Bearers were Jacob Kempf, Joseph Pela, Oscar Rupprecht and Gene Derosia.

Delegations represented teachers at both the junior and senior high schools, the custodian and maintenance departments of the schools, and the local postal workers. Relatives and friends attended from Southwick and Greenfield, Guilford, Putney, and Dummerston, and Hinsdale, N.H. Burial will be in the spring in Morningside Cemetery. MRS. DOROTHY O'CONNOR BELLOWS FALLS Mrs.

Dorothy O'Connor, 72, of Center Street died Monday morning at Rockingham Memorial Hospital. Funeral arrangements are pending at Fenton Hennessey Funeral Home. MRS. THOMAS E. DOCKUM BENNINGTON Mrs.

M. Maisie (Betit) Dockum, 59, of 337 Branch Street died Thursday evening at the Putnam Memorial Hospital. She was born in Whitingham on Oct. 18, 1918, daughter of Joseph T. and Maisie E.

(Busby) Betit. She received her education in Whitingham and Bennington. Mrs. Dockum was employed at the Sprague Electric Co. in North Adams, in earlier years and later at the BenMont Paper Co.

in Bennington. She was married to Thomas Dockum Oct. 29, 1942. Besides her husband and parents, she is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Harold Warner of Bennington, Mrs.

William Baker of Bennington, and Mrs. David Benedict of Asheboro, N.C.; and a son, Thomas of Shaftsbury; two sisters, Mrs. Russell Clough of Stamford, and Mrs. Cora Campbell of Barre; four brothers, Joseph W. of Juneau, Alaska, John Charlie and Roy all of Whitingham; four grandchildren, nieces, nephews, aunts, cousins, theater and European-African Theater of Operations.

While serving on an Army transport vessel he made over 20 trips across the Atlantic and was at the invasion of Casablanca in North Africa and the invasion of the Omaha Beach head on D-Dayplus one. He served as a Major with the Army Reserves until 1956. Before coming to Brattleboro Pastor Carlson served at First Lutheran, St. Mary's in Kansas, Gethsemane Lutheran in Brockton, First Lutheran in Summit, N.J., and Faith Lutheran in New PRovidence, N.J. He was a former memberof the board of trustees of Upsala College.

The Kev. Mr. Carlson survived by his wife, the former Dorothea H. Quaritius of Hicksville, N.Y., whom he married in 1927; three a sons, the Rev. Theodore E.

Carlson of Warren, David H. of Bridgeport, and Paul A. of New Jersey; a daughter, Ruth Johnson of Brockton. Visiting hours will be at the Hall Funeral Home, 81 Green Brockton, Tuesday, from 2 to 4 and from 7 to 9 p.m. A memorial service will be held Wednesday at 2:30 p.m.

at Gethsemane Lutheran Church, 907 North Main Brockton. In memory of Pastor Carlson donations may be sent to Trinity Lutheran Church, 907 North Mair Brockton. and uncles. A brother, Raphael, died in 1975. Funeral services will be held at the Mahar Son Funeral Home, 628 Main Bennington, Tuesday at 9:30 a.m.

with prayer and then at the Sacred Heart Church in Bennington, where a liturgy of Christian death and burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Friends may call at the funeral home this evening from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. The wake service will be held this evening at 7. Entombment will be in the Park Lawn Chapel with interment in the White Chapel Cemetery in Bennington in- the spring. Memorial contributions may be made to the Bennington Rescue Squad through the Mahar Son Funeral Home.

who contemplate starting a small business. Raymond E. Denault of the Small Business Administration at Montpelier will cover such topics as financial planning, types of business records, taxes, insurance and goal setting. A consultant for Vermont businesses, Denault is assistant district director for management assistance at the SBA. The classes represent the start of a new continuing education program begun at Windham College under a partial grant by Title I of the Higher Education Act.

Katharine Ericson, coordinator of the programs, said future courses will deal with topics that appear to be needed in the immediate area of southern Vermont. For. details of the present courses, write for a brochure to Continuing Education Seminars, Windham College, Putney 05346 or phone 387-5511. Rockingham Hospital BELLOWS FALLS Admitted over the weekend to Rockingham Memorial Hospital were Mrs. Katherine Durland, Mrs.

Lillian Fountain, Mrs. Priscilla Rumrill, Mrs. Marie Perrault, Mrs. Madeline Taylor, Charles Relihan, and Mrs. Dorothy O'Connor, and Lawrence Stebbins, all of Bellows Falls.

Also admitted were Elmer Finch of North Walpole, N.H., and Mrs. Geralyn Walton of Enfield, Conn. Discharged were Mrs. Patricia Coolbeth, Adrien Blanchard, Douglas Rumrill, Lawrence Stebbins, and Brian DiBernardo, all of Bellows Falls. Also discharged were Joseph Szuch Sr.

and Miss Linda Thomas both of North Walpole, N.H; Mrs. Jean Smith and Vernon Porter both of Charlestown, N.H; Berl Tilton of Walpole, N.H. and Mrs. Sylvia Gebo of Westminster. MRS.

LORING Q. WHITE TOWNSHEND Mrs. Arlene (Woods) White, 81, of Townshend died Saturday, at Grace Cottage Hospital in Townshend. The widow of Loring Q. White of Cohasset, and Palm Beach, she had been a resident of Townshend for 30 years.

She is survived by two sons, Frederic of Pikeville, N.C., and William of Cohassett; daughter, Mrs. Andrew 0. Miller of Oyster Bay, N.Y.; her ward, Anne White Bedford of West Palm Beach, 13 grandchildren and eight greatgrandchildren. A memorial service will be held at noon Wednesday at the Townshend church. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Grace Cottage Hospital.

Following cremation, the remains will be intered in Forest Hills Cemetery near Boston. SUBARU CO Stratton INGEMAR STENMARK of Sweden generally as the men's skier in the world today, but when be came to Vermont last week he fell sifoul of American twins, PM and Steve Mahre. Despite losing slalom races to both, Steamark did pick up enough points retain his title as World Cup overall champion. MRS. VINCENT GILLEN AMHERST, Mass.

Mrs. Irene (Maguire) Gillen, 64, died Feb. 21 at her home in Amherst. She and her husband, Vincent, have had a vacation home in Marlboro, for the past 10 years. Mrs.

Gillen had undergone Laetrile treatments for a. brain tumor last year in Mexico. Born in New York City, she was a graduate of Pratt Institute in Brooklyn and a member of the first graduating class in 1936 of the University of Kansas City, now the University of Missouri, Kansas City. In 1938 she received a master's degree from New York University and taught art classes for several years in New York City high schools. She had shown her art works in one-woman shows in New York City, Carden City, N.Y., Middletown, and Chatham, Mass.

She is survived by her husband, two sisters, Mrs. Michael Hennessey of Setauket, N.Y., and Mrs. Paul deHagara of Eases Falls, N.J.; a brother, Francis T. Maguire of East Meadow, N.Y.; two daughters, Ann Gillen of New York City and Mrs. John Rossitter of Middletown, three sons, William of Amherst, John of Brewster, N.Y., and Mark of Amberst; and 11 grandchildren.

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