Bennington Banner from Bennington, Vermont on February 15, 1967 · Page 12
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Bennington, Vermont
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Wednesday, February 15, 1967
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Area Obituaries 12 - Denning ton Banner, Wednesday, February 15, 1967 Selectmen Urge Quick Bond Sale LEVI RAY KELLY MONTPELIER (UPI) said' total interest for a 30 - year Issue would be $J.?2(505, compared with $110,175 lor 20 years and $203,870 for 40 years. In other actios Tuesday night the town board voted to put Into effect Jan, 1, 1068 a compulsory retirement programforfutt - time town employes who are not holding elected positions. The Plan establishes a retirement age of 6B. The town board also signed a contract with Daniel Cadis of Cadiz Associates, the firm which is now doing engineering work on the airport expansion project. Mrs. ROBERT LaMORDEK WILMINGTON Mrs. Robert LaMorder, 58, well - known resident here, prominent In Democratic circles and a beautician for many years, died unexpectedly Tuesday at her home on South Main Street. News of her death stunned this community. A daughter of the late Charles V, and Mabel (Pike) Buckley, she was born in Wilmington April 1, 1008. A 1925 graduate of Brat - tleboro High School, she had attended Wilfred Academy baauty school in Boston and also the Kree Institute of Electrolysis in that city. She was proprietor of Tbelma's Beauty Shoppe on Canal Street in Brsltleboro for 11 years. She and Mr, LaMorder, a local barber, were married In Brat - tleboro Dec. 21, 1941 and moved to Wllmhigtun In 1946, where both have been active In community affairs. Mrs. LaMorder had been active In the Democratic party and had served as secretary of the Wilmington Town Democratic Committee for nine years. Among her talents was. playing the piano and she had been a popular accompanist on many programs in Wilmington. Previously she had played with a dance orchestra In Brattleboro. The LaMorders had In recent years had accommodations for skiers in the area. She Was a member of the Brat - Bennington Briefs Mrs. John W. (Kathy) CDon - nell of Elm Street, who with her daughter, Mary Helena, has been visiting at the home of her brother, Francis J. Hogan Jr. otBoyn - tleboro First Methodist Church. Survivors besides her husband are two sods, Peter and Robert LaMorder II; a brother, Maurice Buckley of Nashua, N.R. The funeral will be Thursday at 2 p,m, to the Wilmington Con - gregsHonal Church. Burial will be in Rlvervlew Cemetery, Wll. mlngton. Visiting hours are tonight from 7 to 9 at the Westerlund Funeral Home, High Street, Brattleboro. HENRY W. PARMENTER CLARKSBURG, Mass. Henry Watson Parmenler, 73, nt Walker Street, died Monday at the Homestead Nursing Home In North Adams. Mr, Parmentar formerly resided to North Pownal, where he had operated a large farm. About 10 years ago, the family moved to North Orange, but returned to Clarksburg three years ago. Born April 28, 1892. In Greenfield, he was a son of Harry and Flora (Spear) Parmenter, and had received his education In schools there. He moved to Clarksburg 35 years ago. He was employed at the former Strong Hewat Si Co. plant for many years. Besides his wife, the former Elizabeth Blanchard of North Adams, he leaves five children, Mrs. Marjorle Benolt of Clarksburg, Mrs. Ruth Mulcahy of North Adams, Mrs. Shirley Bombardier of Manassas, Va,, Ralph Parmenter of Oxford and Earl Parmenter of Mocksville, N.C.; 20 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. The funeral was held this afternoon at Flynn 4 Roach Funeral Home with the Rev. Dr. Paul C. Kiose, First Baptist Church pastor of North Adams, officiating. Burial will be to the family lot In Southvlew Cemetery, North Adams. Those who wish may make contributions in Mr. Parmenter's memory to the Berkshire County Association for Respiratory Illnesses, 50 South St., Pittsfleld, Mass. . VICKY VISITS LBJ - Vice President and Mrs. Hubert Humphrey called on President Johnson recently with their granddaughter Vicky Solomoneon, 6, to spotlight the problems of mental retardation. The mentally - retarded child is the daughter of the Humphreys' daughter Nancy and son - in - law Bruce Sol - omonson of Burnsville, Minn. The President, besides presenting Vicky with a toy dog, brought in the White House beagles. (UPI) Trustees Hammer Out Details of 1967 Budget Bennington Village trustees to offer more. The chief's raise, expansion of the villaee water m turn, wouia nave to De part of an adjustment throughout the department. Adjustments would then have to be made between departments, Trustee Frederick Tifft, con - cerne'd with cutting corners else - system but now duplicated by the town - wide vote in favor, of the Bolles Brook project, Trustee Joseph Pello said he had a new "brainstorm" for spending the money. Last week, objecting strenuously to a pro - Selectmen have urged attorneys Involved la the water system expansion project to proceed as quickly as possible with the sale of bonds for the job. They also agreed at their weekly meeting Tuesday night that a 30 - year bond Issue was the most . attractive of three possible debt periods. John H, Williams II, attorney for the Village Water Board, told selectmen be would relay their feelings to the water board and planned to, return in a week with a resolution forformal vote. The town fathers were told by their counsel Norton Barber that he would go ahead with the necessary details of bond advertlse - Wllllams Introduced the bond subject last night by explaining that bonds could be issued for 20, 30 or 40 years. The inter - est rates for all three amortl - zatlon periods are more favor - able than Immediately after the bond vote, last fall, Williams pointed out. At that time officials involv - ed In the water project consid - ercd borrowing money th antl - cipalion that later this year the bond market would be more fa - vorable. But with the drop in Interest rates, selectmen da - dded last night there was no longer any need to. dontemplate delaying the sale of honds. Although the 20 - year issue pro - vldes the most attractive rate of iniare5i io.o tier cantj, wuiums said the water board could not live with the high annual pay - ments on the 5310,000 borrow - ed. lie said the board preferred the 40 - year issue at 3.80 per cent, which "we know we can live with." A 20 - year . issue, Williams said, would strain the water board's finances for the first two years but could be easily handled from then on. On a 30 - year schedule, 15,000 plus interest would be repaid each of the firat two years. Far the years! payments would be 10,000 plus Interest per year. Williams Negligence Suit Settled Tuesday An automooiie negligence su was settled shortly after noon in Bennington CountyCourt Tues - day, following the selections a ury but before the case came to I .. . L . The suit was brought by Mr. and . Mrs. . Ronald Lindsey of Shaftsbury against Patrick Pur - cell of 135 Fillmore St. In Ben - nington. The Lindseys charged that Purccll was negligent In a March 3, 1963 accident re - suiting in injuries to Mrs. Lind - sey. , Atty. John B, Harte of Ben - nlugton was counsel lor the Lindseys, and Purcell was rep - resented by Atty. Donald French Fire, Hydrant Broken Showers fell briefly In tlie center of Arlington this morning loliowlng the rupture of a lire hydrant by a car driven by Elizabeth Byrnes of Dor - Earty reports said - Dr. Byrnes was not Injured when her car struck the hydrant near the Arlington Variety Store on U.S. 7, around 11 a.m. The car also skidded into a house owned by Mrs. Nora Dion Dut no reports oi damage were b"". Diane Niles Winner Of Peace Essay Contest came up wnn nguras ror most categories in their 19G7 gener - al fund budget last night. However, the category of po - lice department expenditures was reserved for executive session, and approval of a complete bud - get recommendation was delay - ea until next i uesaay, two days before the village caucus. . Also unavailable were figures for the 1967 highway fund. The main uncertainty here, accord - ..B , ..,umuii - man Le Kash' was the 1uestln sal'9S for highway depart - iiJCMtn;iowreii This question was apparently . T1 m tne pouce oepartmeni. nasn CDnflrn,ed ibis mornlnE that If wes are granted 'police, there m probaWy haTe t0 ralsfis for highway workers, VP7 Increases for police. and hence for the highway depart - ment, became an Issue this year partiy because the wages have not pt Mce with those in compar - SMl oause vUla(fe ,atners a w the of seeking a successor The difficulty of hiring a chief Soviet Aid Continued from Page 1 recent dispatches from Peking have indicated that both sln - klang and Tibet are hot - beds of anti - Mao resistance.' in other reports of anti - Mao resistance, Peking wall posters said local Tibetan military forces used Iron bars, clubs and grenades to defeat the Red Guard supporters of Mao In Lhasa, the capital of the mountain country, The posters said "15 or 16 revolutionary people" (pro Maoists) were arrested 5 by army troops after the clash Friday in which more than persons were wounded, According to dispatches by Japanese ana uzecit newsmen in Peking, the posters said the army units, led by Gen. Chan Kuo - huaj moved . against the fanatical followers of the aging Chinese party chairman after Mao's supporters seized control of Tibet Feb Democrats Continued from Page 1 the GOP ent Us tntnle Gov Philip H Hoff has called for an 'aroprlaUon olemlt Uoa V,?" ,for th9 "rSt year ol the blenntum. Ren. Peter Josenh. IMnland Pnnd ms pvrwt 7n yZ amot'g thole toTpeaead the noor t to hl V saJ trimmed h7 said he feTt sinmort.viouUbB fnrSrfi r wZ bu e fo Tn e !i ?. 1 yu - , tl. t I "f .Joseph sald that If the legislature has to go wtth !e Republican proposal "we should be Pr pared to assume wiSSS 2? necessary tax in to pay for the bill." Rep. Thomas Salmon, D . Rockingham, said that prellm - inary study of the budget by the Ways and Means Commit - tee Indicates the Republican state aid proposal could result ln "up to a $3 million deficit" in the first year ol the Men - mum. "However, !f we exceed the budget," he said, "it Is possible to make up the deficit through some of our splinter taxes rath. er than vote in an entirely new tax, . m Trustees Continued from Page 1 George speaking for tne village. He said that Bennlneton Village should become a city, end - lng its allegiance to the town, Outlying areas could then be an - nexed into the city. "Instead of we going in with them, they would go In with us" said LeoNash,whoaddedthatthls mo way u. suuiuu ue, tor Levi Ray Kelley, former state and university of Vermont treasurer, will be held Friday at Christ Episcopal Church. Kelley died Tuesday at t h e age of 68. A native of Malone, N.Y., he had lived lit Montoelier since Kelley started work in the state treasurer's office In 1924, deputy treasurer Id and was elected state 1942. He held that position until he resigned to become treasurer for UVM in 1949. HARRY J. HUNT CAMBRIDGE,. N.Y. Harry J. Hunt, 42, Of Broad Street, Cambridge, a native o( Johnson - vills, and a carpenter by trade, died Monday following an attack while visiting In Cambridge. He was taken to Mary McClellan Hospital, Cambridge, by the Hooslck Rescue Squad, where he was declared dead on arrival. He was a veteran Df World War n, and a" member of the JohnsonvHle Presbyterian Church. He is survived by Ms wife, the former Grace Gordon, two daughters, the Misses Karen and Betsy. Hunt, a son, Henry Hunt, seven sisters, Mrs.MlldijedCas - well of Colonla; Mrs. Robert Cole of Troy; Mrs. Florence Schwaiger of Averilt Park; Mrs. Pauline Barrier of Otis, Mass., Mrs. Joan Coon of Hooslck Falls; Mrs. Elsie Germaine and Mrs. Geraldlne Harwood, both ofCam - brfdge; four brothers, IrvIngHunt ' of Busklrk; Malcolm Hunt of Eagle Bridge; Chester Hunt of Petersburg, and Eugene Hunt of South Cambridge. The funeral will be Friday at 2 p.m. at the Charles A.Ackley Funeral Home, Cambridge, with the Rev. Joseph Relcher, pastor of Embury Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be to Island Hill Cemetery, Busklrk, In the spring. In other club business, Bernard Bellemare was accepted as a new club member. It was also announced that the annual Curley Williams Sports Night dinner wlU be held March 16. Babe Pa - rilii, quarterback for the Eos - ton Patriots will be featured speaker. Three Contest's Seen at Pownal POWNAL At filing deadline time Tuesday night, three con - tasts appeared to be in the offing for town offices March 7. P.N. Hlbbard of East Pow - .na, who was nominated for a three - year post as selectman at the Citizens' Caucus, will be opposed by Paul Tifft and Abe Morgan. Three candidates are also seeking the throe - year term of school director. They are Harry Andrews, citizens' nominee; John C, Foster, current chairman of the board; and John F. Patterson. Daniel Kimball Jr. named at the caucus for second constable Is opposed by William Cameron. Although this office has been filled for the past several years, it Is one of those on which voters have the option of voting for or against during the business portion of town meeting. Other candidates who will now appear unopposed on the baUot arc Charles F. Mason, moderator; Mrs. Rachel Mason, town clerk and treasurer; Marcel A, Langlais, tax collector; Harvey Burdlck Jr., lister; .Miss Frances Lampman, auditor; David Adler, Pownal representative on the Mt. Anthony Union High School Board; Harold P. Hicks, lister for one year; Marcel A. Langlais, first constable; Richard Pudvar, road commissioner; Miss Margaret Llllie, town agent j Hicks, A. Daniel Mason and Charles A. Mason, grand Jurors; Miss Llllie, trustee of public monies; Robert E. Rudd Jr., Hicks and Miss Lillle, citizens committee. WED. & THURS. ONLY FEB. 15 & 16 - ADMISSIONS - STUDENTS SI. 00 All Shows ADULTS - SI. 50 Matinees ADU LTS S2.O0Eve. wnere in tne Budget to defray tne expected police and Highway department hike's, suggested the extent of. the problem by re - marking, "Charlie has got to raise salaries tremendously, and u n.i uu nimu ui. charles 'BoiSsia ls chairman, - ice. rresuiuaujy, im uau ngures for other trustees during the . uw.Swun prospective solution to the re - . lated problems of hiring a per - manent chief, filling out vacan - eles to tlw 'orce adjusting salaries. The key budget meeting was set for next Tuesday at 7 p.m.. In open session at the village office. At this time, trusteis will also draft articles for the village warning. The deadline for tkl!s by petZn is Feb. 21, the.same night. One artlcl ed next Tuesday would offset some of the budget increases court this morning, Bushee failed t0 rake suwxrt Payments and failed to abstain from alcohol, Sentencing was deferred. 30 1 final assessment of Bushee as a Judee Geors - e M. piMhoi - B - warned, however, that Dushee would be brought back to court before the 30 days If he did not commence support payments. His original suspended sentence was 6 - 12 months at the House of Cor - rectlon. ' at tne present rate ea nu per mntea at last nignt. unce again, week immediately raised the like - trustees eyed the $60,000 slnk - llhood that trustees would have big fund originally raised for Two Non - Support Cases f - f o fir if in Instrwt 4 fltrt XWU I - Ll KjUUi V T - n m . c 0 ses tw0 non" PF,rtL attlP were heard in District Court Wednesday morn - Edwarri w vh, t in fC. 'J' to s"PPr' h " temporary support order ori - einaliv set for the hnpinnin nt this week hut held up for various reasons. John E, Bushee, 33, of Man - Chester, pleaded guilty to vlolat - ing terms of probation dating from last July when he pleaded guilty to two counts of non - sup - port. Accoraing to testimony In Miss Diane Niles, 17,. a senior at Bennington Catholic High School has been named winner by the Bennington Lions Club of the peace essay contest sponsored by the club locally and MIss Niles, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Niles of Pownal received a certificate and a $100 check from the club to be used to help finance her college education at a meeting held at the Mt, Anthony Country Club Tuesday evening. Her winning essay will now compete on the district level of judging. A total of $50,000 In awards will be made, Including a first prize of $25,000 for educational and - or career assistance. Eight semi - final 1st awards will also be made of $1,000 and travel expenses to Chicago for these semi - flnallstsinJuIywhere final Judging will be made. Miss Niles' essay was selected from among the entries by a panel of three Judges: Dr. Edward Bloustein, president of Bennington College; James Holden, chief justice of the Vermont Supreme Court and Philip Savory, managing editor of The Banner. The winner, her parents, Justice Holden and Savory were guests of the club at the meeting. Dr. Bloustein was unable to attend. The contest was initiated to stimulate and elicit the views of today's youth on peace, and Lions International hopes to gain valuable and original ideas from the essay competition to be used in the promotion of world peace. In presenting the check to Miss Niles, King Lion Ned Wlnslow Informed the club that she had been notified this week of her acceptance at the University of Vermont. Stock Averages Dow - Jones - Bache ii Co., Albany (Noon - Fotmmry IS, 1967) 30 Industrials S57.74 .84 20 Railroads .231.74 .77 15 Utilities 139.12 .44 Composite average 308.58 .64 Volume 4,920,000 HARTE Theatre - PERFORM AN CES - EVE. AT 7:30 MAT. AT 2:0 0 too, Fla., was rushed to Bethesda Memorial Hospital In Bcynton Tuesday, According to word received here late Tuesday night, her condition was satisfactory. Robert Gibney Sr. of Aniity - vllle, L.I., formerly of Bennington, Is - a patient at Brunswick Hospital in Amityville, accord - ing to word received here. He expects to be hospitalized for several days and would appreciate hearing from local friends. Miss Sally Anne Potter, daughter - of Mr. and Mrs. Burton W. Potter of 315 Elm St. has been named to the Dean's List for the fall semestor. Miss Potter is .. a freshman at Albertus Magnus College in New Haven, Conn, Bennington Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, will meet Tuesday, Feb. 21, at 1:30 pjn. at the home of Mrs. Joseph Wilson Sr. of Shaftsbury. Dessert and coffee will be served. LOST: Shetland Sheep dog, vicinity Union Street. Resembles small collie. Name "Troll" will appreciate any Information. Reward for return. 442 - 7842. ADV Garage Damaged In Imperial Ave Fire One wall and the celling of a double garage structure on Imperial Ave. were - damagedbyfire at 7 a.m. today. The garage, owned by fcdward Silver, was located on the downhill side of Imperial and had storage rooms built beneath It. According to Charles Sawyer, chief of the Bennington Fire Department, the fire started in a rubbish pile In the area under the garage. Firemen removed furniture and other articles stored in the garage to prevent smoke from damaging them. Sawyer said the fire's source was not certain but that he and his men had ruled out faulty wiring as a cause. Funeral Mrs. MILLARD FRANCISCO NORTH BENNINGTON The funeral of Mrs. Margery Francisco, wile ol Millard Francisco, was held Tuesday afternoon at Hanson - Walbrldge Funeral Home. The Rev. Frederick B, Wolf, rector of St. Peter's Episcopal Church, officiated and also gave the committal for burial in Oakwood Cemetery in Troy.N.Y. Added Incentive SAN FRANCISCO (UPI) Sunday was the day the congregation of the Greater New Jerusalem Baptist Church was to have started its annual fund raising drive. The goal is going to have to be scaled upward now. A threfralarm fire caused $75,000 damage to the church building Sunday. Astronomy Notes From a reader of Astronomy Notes comes IMs query: "Are all the planets ever visible during the same night?" Yes, for Instance, we can see them all this week and part of next week. Let's qualify this by first stating that this means our so - called naked - eye planets only. Mercury, Venus, earth, Jupiter and Saturn are all visible on a clear evening, and Mars rises about midnight and Is visible from thereon through ttie night. However, to see them all at the same time Is a rare exper - posal to spend the money on widening village water mains, he had proposed spending part of the sinking fund to eliminate indebtedness. Last night, he add - ed that the sinking fund might be hijkijl oh iiib Bennington f ire U6 - partment, relieving the village of the necessity of authorizing - a 53,uuu uremen s sulking runo this vear fuo $2,000 from nre - vious years;. in other words, there may be no article this year asking for a fireman's . sinking fund ap - proprlatlon. Instead, there may be an article asking authoriza - Hon to spend an. equivalent part of the water slnklne fund n th fire department. . Money is needed to replace an Eagle Hose truck and to meet increased costs of equipment. The board said that approval of the proposal to spend part frf thp Wflrpr t - lrilrlnrs funH wan a sure twt at fhe Mamii moo. tog, if the article was explain - '! can't In my wildest dreams see ' It voted down, if it Is presented correctly," said Tifft. The, feeling last night was that a floor ballot was desirable. Tint's attomtits to cut corners on the budget to offset expected salary Increases did not pro - gress very far among other trus - tees. The problem was, Tifft sug - gested two specific areas where nioney might be saved - easing board members saw prob - in. r - ,,i ., h,'t of higher priority than perform - ,mK them for the dead He said that if cemeteries could be made ship - shape for Decoration Day. "reasonable" care would suffice for the rest of the vear Would anyone really oblect. With regard to reducinjt tree removal expenditures, Ormal Pierce observed that the viHage has n sizeable backlog of trees waiting attention. He said that If anything, the budget should be increased here. He said the village should be planting trees to ?ii,3ufl, jtiv,; lire department, $27,000 ($25,600); cemetery, $3,250j recreation, $10,000; signs, $500 ($600); trees $S,000; and sewer, $10,000, Street lights, pension expens - " w" open Precarious Perch LAS VEGAS (UPI) Belly dancer Little Egypt told police ahB igat her cut aind 2.5 carats when it apparently popped . from the platinum setting In her belly button during an exotic dance at a Las Vegas hotel. David .?. La Plant, 24, of North Tifft wanted to know, If the grass Branch St. Ext., pieaded not gull - grew to four inches or so In thB ty to careless and negligent driv - summer, If autumn leaves fell, ing Feb. 3 In Bennington with an and if tree limbs came down accident resulting on County In winter? Street. Bail was set at. $50. Leo Nash said a lot of people Andrew P. Sauer, 27, of Ben - would object, nin&ton, pleaded no contest to "More criticism would come careless and negligent driving out of that than anything else," Feb. a In Bennington with an ac - he said. "Those people up there cident resulting on Beech St. may be gone, but they've got a Ext. He was fined $35 plus costs, lot of relatives who are squawk - According, to State's Atty, John rs." Carmody, Sauer was left of center and collided with an coming car. K of C Annual Banquet Feb. 26 Bennington Assembly, Fourth replace the ones It takes down. Degree, Knights of Columbus will General fund budget recom - hold its annual banquet for mem - mendatlons were approved last bars and their wives at the Para - night for the following categor - dise Restaurant Sunday, Feb. 26, las, with last year's budgBt ap - at G p.m, proprlations In parentheses Tickets are now available from where changes were made: C. Mason Amadon, Edward Had - Office expense, $1,900; sal - dad and Leonard Anzlvlno and arles, $12,000 ($$11,500); village should be purchased by Feb, 23. meeting, $2,000; health insur - Installatlon of officers will be ance, $4,500; pension, $720; so - held at K of C Hall starting at cial security, $4,950 ($6,000); 2 p.m. with the new state mas - Insurance, $4,544 ($7,000); gen - ter, Charles Jasman of Mont - eral, $1,500 ($2,000); interest, poller. $2,500 ($1,600); Indebtedness, 'F0NTEYM AND NUREYEV ARE UNBEATABLE!" - Ntn Yatk World Jaumjl Tribune MARGOT FONTEYN RUDOLF NUREYEV JOSEPH E.LEVINE a P.ul Cilnnn Traduction THE ROYAL BALLET Hospital Notes TUESDAY Admissions 1967 Mary I. Baker, Master Ricky Monroe, Mrs. Teresa Knights, Bennington; Dusan Plaustel. ner, Dover; Dallas J. Bolce, Shushan, N.Y.; Charlotte Mar - key, Manchester Center. Discharges Master John Dunlcan, Miss Krlstine Loretto, Bennington; Lillian Van Surdam, North Ben - nlngton; Mary E. Haas, North Pownal. E. COLOR AftErobiWT Plrtiirfi ROMEO JUMET CUPID WON ON VALENTINE'S DAY - J own and state officials in Windsor, Conn, played ciipid yesterday on Valentine's Day for Gabor and Maria Varadi who arrived in this country from Hungary in the past year. Being under 21 and unable to get the consent of their parents in Budapest, the probate judge waived the consent and married the couple without charge. The town clerk provided a free marriage license and merchants gave the heart - shaped cake and gifts. (UPI) i t i

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