tttella K ing i^amtlton Cnmtfa; jRgforii CARL L. FRY ESTATE. Proprietor, Wells, N. Y t “A PAPER FOR THE PEOPLE OF HAMILTY)N COUNTY” ARTHUR A. HOYT, Editor, WaH#. N . Y. VOL. XLIX NO. 14 WELLS, N. y., THIDRSDAy, APRI^ 3, 1947 i a l d i ' i a A J H i r . , ) . 4 3 1 ^ - 1 ^ \ *1 ' f iEditor^s Note: This is another in the \Stories of the Stated’ series.) B y ED W A R D E M E R I N E WNU Features Let’s think of 2,000,000 cat tle and 350,‘000 head of sheep. - Just imagine pastures so lush that each section of land cares ' tor 40 head of cattle. Picture a state where farms average 112 acres each. No, it’s not some western state. It’s New • Tork! After all, Manhattan island is a small p art of the area of New York, ■ which is 49,576 square miles of farms, orchards, mountains, val leys, streams, lakes, forests' and oth er rural, beautiful and natural ■ things. Times square, Greenwich village, Fifth avenue and Wall streett are rivaled by Niagara fall; ■ “ kiUs, The sub- are rivaled by Niagara falls, the Adirondacks, the Catskills, Lake Placid and Mount Marcy. ways are no matdh for ski runs and toboggan slides. It’s a long step from the Bowery to country lanes • and old farmsteads. Champlain Came First. New York has so many firsts they -can’t be counted. Samuel de Cham- -plain was the first white man to set his foot in New York as well as the first to teach religion to the Iro- -quois. Within ^ year Hendrik Hud- -son anchored his little ship off Coney island, finally sailing up the river -which bears his name to the present =site of Albany. Two years latet some ,toisfter- dam merchants were given a trading charter for New' Neth- eriand, as New York was to he known. The first post was set up in 1613 on Manhattan; tiie second in 1614 at Fort Nassau on Castle; island, 'South ^ftlle'^prel^^^ ent Albany. Ten years later all Manhattan island was pur chased from the Indians for $23 worth of trinkets. Forty years later, in 1664, a Brit ish fleet demanded surrender of TNew Amsterdam, and Director-Gen- qral Peter Stuyvesant found himself -with little support. He capitulated, «nd the duke of York was granted 'became the new name. ;w York’ lastingsting — - and la years passed, more and more Tjeople flocked to the New World, ■many of them finding the rich lands o f New York state to their liking. Hamlets, villages and cities sprang -up, knit together with a network of iaboriginal trails that eventually be came roads and highways. Albany’s igeographic position, at the cross- ■roads of the state, made it a key -frontier settlement in the 17th cen- Leads in Population. The battleground of Saratoga, •Champlain valley, Fort Montgom- CHIEF EXECUTIVE . . . Thomas E. Dewey, who was born in Owos- so, Mich., March 24, 1902, begai his meteoric rise as a national fig district of Nev in 1931 when he was appoint- jrney for fhe New Y< prosecuting attorney:or CQunty, he gained fame ure in 1931 when ed United States attorney for t souffiern state. As York f New York cqunty, he gaii in prosecution of gangsters. De feated for governor in 1938, he ran again Ih 1942 and was elected by a wide margin. He was re elected in 1946 after losing &e presidential contest in 1944 to the late Franklin D. Roosevelt. ery. Valley of the Mohawk, the Ni agara frontier—-from these gre-iv New York, a state which has mush- the most populous state m the union with 13,479,142 inhabitants! Through the years, the centu ries and many wars, the great industri commonwealth of New York has emerged. Dur ing World War II, of all the war contracts awarded by the fed- rial plants in New York state. Of eral government in the 48 state 11 per cent went to industris the 100 largest industrial cor porations in the nation, 94 are represented in New York City. New York’s variety of products range from heavy metals and ma chinery to exquisitely polished dia monds. Shoes, paper, books, maga zines, furniture, carpets, business machines, locomotives, Cameras, photographic films, precision instru ments, electrical equipment — and the list grows on< and on—aU these are .produced in the faetdries of New York. Its apparel industry pro duces 48 per cent of the nation’s clothing, and 45 per cent of rugs and carpets comes from there. » Still, there are 153,238 farma New YorkYork state,tate, thehe appraisedppraised v£al in s t a v ue of which is more than a billion dol lars. The average growing season is often as high as 210 days, par ticularly in the Long island section. New \fork’s gwn fruits- and vegeta bles supply the :ers, seafoods, poultry, eggs and ;r products go to nearby marr i. The last prewar year placed state’s large industries. Wines, champagnes, a total value of more than 300 mil lion dollars on New York’s agricul tural products, with milk the largest farm revenue producer. Today the pprt of New York City is the nation’s forem o st center of foreign trade, and yet its people like to recall that it was there that George Washington was sworn, in afe first president of the Uiiited States. first presid Buffalo is the nation’s largest fresh water port, yet when white men first came they found a basswood forest and Erie Indians fishing and hunt ing’along the creeks and lake. And there are Binghamton, Rochester, Syracuse,' Utica, Yonkers and others —all playing an important part in commerce and trade today. Those who live in New York —anywhere in the state—have , playgrounds clc«e at hand. ^ There are mountains, seashores, ' lakes, rivers, waterfalls, farm ! lands and more than 70 state parks. Niagara falls, the Thou- ; sand islands, 'Ausahle chasm, ! the Palisades, Howes caverns, Lake George and many 1 of r are points of interest for natives and visitors alike.' Lake Placid is . internationally known as a summer and winter resprt^^^ with tobpggan slides, -sWi dogs. There are literally hundreds of other places in the state for win ter’ sportsj Saranac lake is famecl as a health resort as as a wihtet and summer sports center, Lures Vacationists. Coney island, Brighton and Man hattan beaches, and Long island, with its Riis park, Rockaway, Long beach and Jones beach, provide a playgroimd for the great metropoli tan areas. Southampton is the — ' of a noted society colony, and ! island has a number of resorts. And there's still New York City,* with its universities, its cathedrals,- m u seum s, libraries, • subways, bridges, parks and drivew a y s ^ o n e of the great wonders of the mod ern world! Yes, New York state has so many caii’t be counted. It ig firsts they < rural;ural; itt is r i is metropolitan. And al ways it is refreshing in its variety of pursuits,' pleasures, recreational advantages, and unusual natural beauty. TYPICAL NEW YORK SCENES elevator at Albany, with Great Lakes and the West via me Barge canal, (upper rignti. Modern, scientific methods arfe applie agriculture, as indicated by this scene showing care of tomatoes in a greenhouse. (Center right), Historic spots stud the New York landscape. A far cry from atomic warfare are the ancient 18% century mortars four months, she walked ahhard me Marine Perch m Genoa. ntiUAusrgrrandmoiher arrlv^ed^^weaiM a. navy ^Jacket, hn whicli !d her navy son’s service iiisigiifa.' . C o u r t n a m e s h i m . ' . . - m . e . Thompson, Georgia's former lieu tenant governor, as he received the telephoned news, that the Su preme court of Georgia had ruled in his favor in the governorship hearing. He will be governor un til next election. , SMALLEST c a m e r a . . . Built and designed for use by OSS agents and underground forces durteg World' War II, this tiny ^'M.B.” camera, no larger than its namesake, a matchbox—is now on the market. u . N. RULE FOR JAPAN , , . Tum the problem of occapatidh of Japan over to the United Nations Is ithe adViCe that Gth. DlDUglaS ihe.wdrld. He is sho-wn with Ambassador MacAnhur recently gave the .world. « « s Paul V. McNutt, who visited Tolcyo recently. RED CROSS IN FINLAND . . . The Timonen family, shown above, formerly of Suojarui, Carelia, is among 450,000 Finnish evacuees from the Baltic province which now forms part of Russia. The American Red Cross, whose relief program to Finland has counted heavily dur ing the cold winter months of the past two years in alleviating the needs of the nation, is taking care of families like the TimonCUS with warm clothing, such as the boy’s pajamas—his first. DEFENDS J A P S ____ Miss Elea-f nor C. Goode, New York City, Ihej first woman to appear before the' 8th army tribunal as defense conn-’ sel for an accused Jap war crim-; inal, is shown in court. . Her client is charged with brutal treatment' of Canadians. NEW GOVERNOR . . . Oscar Rennebohm as he was swoni in; as governor of Wisconsin. The new executive, former lieutenant gov ernor, replaces Walter Goodland^ who ^ e d at the age of 85. .Renpe- hohm says he will follow the poli cies of Goodland. Czar for the Airwaves Radio is to have a czar. A sort of Judge Landis with time sigaal9,< And maybe cash prizes. Broadcasters, advertisers and in dustry have formed a joint commit tee to eliminate radio evils. It ha* been decided to name a head mai& to -clean things up. His first test w ill be to prove he can start functionms: without a commercial. “Radio today is far from per fect,” syas one committeernas.. This is the understatement of C o generation. has some that fau] my and every industry has s ilts. But radio is the only one 3 subsidized and glamorized t The things that annoyed the public in 1925 are still annoying it, but over more networks and with more cash'' prizes between exasperating mo-- ments. - - ' i t seems to have been the idea c l the sponsor and the advertising? agent that a commercial isn't ade-^ quate unless it makes the ultimaiat consumer writiie. , ' Study the commercial of 1925 and of 1947, and you will come to the eoncltision that it has merely g r o ^ longer. And, worst of aH, developedr a particularly annoying techmque through which the fellow spouting the commercial leaps into the act b'Ofore the entertainefr fuillir finished. , The radio man craches in ta praise a Wasliittg ipeywflier so swifibr he telescopes the news broadeaiter. How about some listeners on thnir board, including some top showm^v a couple of family people and th* guy who ,ju!st: split his radio inf» pieces wife a hatchet? Your America and Mint Squddyhunk Creek. — The' Bor WintergrOehS have sfeparated. Mrs. Wmlergreen was chosOT' ^queen ont the Queen for a Day radio program recently and. never .got back t» earth,, says Boz. 'ried, Is laughing at folks who had said ho would never get anywhere. He wua a 10-room house completely fur nished and $5,000 cash the other night by giving Napoleon’s first Bing . Boggs had a windfall thi» w eek. H is pa died arid left him fi hog. , , • CAN YOtJ REMEMBER— — ---- =y autom6hiU When you could}scare ' the landlord to painting the house and flxins the roof' by threatening to, fnove? - EPITAPH . Here lies Joe iZilch On grassy slopes: He’s through with taxes Now . .^ h e .hopes! ■ United Nati'6] the first unit’of expects to have if its New York home erected by November of next year. We hope the world will last tthat long. * * * We hiear that when “Babs” Hut ton hears the question “What is the name please?” she now has to con sult the record. “Gen. Eisenhower iS' in fine fettle. He played 'nine holes of golf. Sunday in 46.”—News item. Well, that score for nine means close to 100 for 18 holes, and we re fuse to think this is Ike’s game. Any body who' saw him go from the Brit tany coast to Berlin in par or better, knows he must be playing the Chevy -Chase' course with a niblick and. putter. It looks more and more as if the next atomic war pould come in the midst of the 'arguments over the use of atomic .bombs in the next war.