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Village Makes Ideal Yule Photographs
Bitter Debate on Nut Budget
Keeps Raging in Branches
EAST CORINTH, Vt. (P)-Take
a bowl-shaped valley in the rolling
hills of Vermont.
Set a simple, white church in it
and top the church with a shining
steeple. Nestle a cluster of houses
nearby. Then roll out a carpet of
Now take this living Christmas
card and put it two miles from a
main highway, and only some 25
miles from the state capital at
The photographers won't be long
in coming. Just ask the 225 folks
who live in this Vermont hamlet.
East Corinth is the "most pho-
tographed village in New Eng-
land," Walter Hart Jr., editor of
the Vermont Life magazine, says.
A native is less reserved. Mrs.
Willard Martin, who lives here,
contends no town in the United
States is more popular with pho-
tographers. The great majority of
the camera-carrying visitors are
The reason is East Corinth's pic-
turesque church, homes and for-
ested hills. Ask a photographer to
get you a picture of the "typical
New England village" and he prob-
ably will head for East Corinth.
An unknown photographer cata-
pulted East Corinth to fame some
20 years ago. Editor Hard says
state historians have never been
able to find out who he was. The
photographer took a shot of the
village from the hills nearby late
in the 1930's and sold it to a New
Christmas (kris mas; krist) n.
(Christ+Mass) . . . Vaguely
the season about Christmas Day
.... and in most Christian com-
munities is a legal holiday.
-Webster's New Intercollegiate
Christmas season's seen now to
A legal holiday on which to vend
Good will, for money, and a curt
"Thank you, credit patrons,
money's only dirt."
Obfuscate the meaning you intend,
Cover up the non-commercial
But do it vaguely, lest it hurt-
Sometimes I wish that Christmas
York photographic agency.
Photographers started coming
in droves after the first picture be-
The Johnny-come-latelles face
a problem that didn't bother the
early arrivals. It seems folks in a
"typical New England village" like
to watch television just like every-
body else, so TV antennae are
springing up on rooftops and atop
the hills. Cameramen are having
more and more difficulty getting a
shot that doesn't include them.
The town doesn't have much
tourist trade. It is possible to rent
a room, but East Corinth doesn't
have any hotels or inns.
Many villagers are Congrega-
tionalists, and East Corinthians
call their white church the "Congo
church." It was built in 1840, for
$1,840, according to village lore,
and once was called the Union
Although New Englanders are
not renowned for hearty guffaws,
pictures of their tidy village in
advertisements have furnished vil-
lagers more than one chuckle.
The New York Central Railroad
once published a view of a passen-
ger car loaded with homebound
Christmas travelers. The train'
window revealed a view of East
Corinth -which actually is 200
miles from the nearest New York
The "typical New England. vil-
lage" also is popular with liquor
advertisers, despite the fact that
Corinth has voted dry at. every
election in town history.
The bitter . debate over the
amount of hickory nuts needed for
the rest of the winter continued to
rage in the upper branch of the
oak tree last night.
The smaller, but more numer-
ous, ground squirrels blocked all
attempts of the tree squirrels to
obtain more food. Sen. Clod H. El-
lish (R-Underground), chairman
of the senate tax committee, still
maintains that the present taxes
will take care of nutty needs until
a tales tax can be placed on the
ballot' in Noyember.,
On the other paw, the tree squir-
rels claim that revenues from pres-
ent taxes will not be sufficient.
Pointing to his budget summary,
Sen. Nasal W. Brownie (D-Licious)
cried over his shoulder that the
supply will fall short. "Money just
isn't being received," he said wild-
ly. "An incomin gtax is needed."
And so the fur flies.
The two sides don't appear to be
any closer to reaching a solution
than they were when the sessions
began over 11 months ago. As
time rapidly runs out, it seems in-
evitable that there won't be a
Merry Crisismess this year.
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A LIVING CHRISTMAS CARD-The small New England village
of East Corinth, Vt., (population 225) has been described as "the
most photographed village in New England." An unknown photog-
rapher catapulted East Corinth to fame some 20 years ago.
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he ways of Justice 4The celebration of Christmas
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Merry Christmas. Mass" or "Mass of Christ."
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