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i V G G v. L i b r a r y A. A'--: Tty, il.xi 122b3 . A W ffcK tV M A JO ti MAUKfiV KK¥VSA* p | a Tfte Jh'aitetl G r o w in g W m k ty iVet**|»rt/ier In N o r t h e r n N e w Y o r k a l a n d S t e p n h I t c a n A Hnrm s 1 ”rin v- * li'< luicto. « lu-.u-i i -irC' « f'«tto i' * t> ■mtitu’h.im * f .•atnrl.uid tt Consiabti'vilto * Copenhagen * Crogh.ir * Dadvilit’ # Devr P n v r * Denmark A Glendale * Glml|i>M A Crtlf * Harrisville A In.limi liivet A Ku si Inn v \ d!*‘ * I “ wvil:< A ( ww.s.i * I t alls * Mart-msl ur.- * X.mmburg * Ne« Bremen • Osveola ^ • Pin.-Grnvi A Pori l.ovdcn * Talcottvllle A Turin A West Leyden * West Low ville * West Martinsburg 143rd YEAR. :N o . s LOWVILLE. N.Y. 13367 W E D N E SIHY, .SEPTEMBER 2 0 ,1 9 7 2 24 PAGES - 15 CENT A u g u s t W e l f a r e C o s t s $ 1 4 3 , 5 9 4 KICK-OFF The Industrial D ivi­ sion of the Lewis County United Fund kicked off Its 1973 Fund Campaign at a luncheom meeting at the Castorland Hotel, Wed­ nesday, September 13. The meet­ ing was presided over by Fund President Douglas Brodle, who Introduced General Co-Chairmen Dick Riant and W illiam Hunt, who gave an over-all view of the en-, tire campaign. Industrial Co- chairmen Paul Forte and Jam es Shea were then called on and made rem arks pertinent to the Indus­ tria l Drive Itself. M aterials were distributed lo each Industry or firm , with target date of October 12 for completion of the Indus­ tria l segment of the fall United Fund campaign. Co-chairman Jam es Shea urged all industrial firm s to consider pay-roll de­ duction, Mr. Shea also thanked the firm s for past solicitations, not­ ing that the Industrial Division is the largest total contributor to the fund and annually sets the pace for the remaining divisions. President Brodle presented In­ dividual Industrial chairman a- wards for last year’ s campaign to those who conducted the In- plant campaign In the Industries who won top per capita awards. The awards went to Joseph Turck of AM F, Ann Spagnolll of J. R Lew is, and RlchardBrown of N ia­ gara Mohawk. A special Ea rly Bird award was presented »o L a rry M arsh, area manager of General Telephone, for being the first firm to complete solicita­ tions In last years campaign. In the picture, back row, left to right, are: Loren Schoff, (Cou­ nty residential chairman): R ich­ ard Riant, (Payne-Jones); Jo e l E a s t e r n A s k s R a t e H e a r i n g Eastern M ilk Producers Cto operative Association, the na­ tion’s leading mllkbargalnlngor- ganlsatlon, today called for an emergency hearing for the pur. pose of raising Class I (fluid) milk prices In Northeastern Fed­ eral Order markets by 88 cents per hundred pounds from cur­ rent price levels. John C . York, the cooperative’s General Manager, stated InSyra. cuse, N.Y,, that Eastern has pet. Itloned the Commissioner of Ag­ riculture of New York and the D irector of the Division of Dairy Industry, Department of Agricul­ ture of New Jersey, lo call and hold emergency public hearings concurrently with the Secretary o f Agriculture of the Untied Sta­ te* tolmmedlatelyamend Federal O rder Numbers 2 and 4, Eastern further petitioned the U, S , Secretary of Agriculture to hold said hearing as expedi­ tiously as possible in a location central to the markets under con­ sideration. Reasons given for this needed Increase of 88 cents are num­ erous. Increases In coat of pro­ ducing mtlk by the dairy farm er In dmfe do not reflect anticipa­ ted Inflationary costs as a result ot grossly adverse growing con­ ditions In the Northeast. Farm ers’ net cash income per farm In 1971 was 5.1 percent less than ln 1970 and 5.2 percent less than ln 1969, In terms of 1967 purchasing powers, farm ers’ net cash income perfarm In 1971 was 9.1 percent less than In 1970 and 13,2 percent below tha! for 1969. During the past two years, prices received by milk produ­ cers have Increased at an an­ nual rate of only about threeper- cent, while prices pa'd by far­ m ers have advanced at a rate of five to six percent, This Is to the detrimen! of net Income to dairy farm ers of the North­ east, An already undesirable cost- prlce squeeze threatens to wor­ sen this fall and winter In the wake of an unusually poor grow­ ing season throughoutIheNorlh- east and devastating floods In pari* of Pennsylvania and New York State. Yield per acre of hay Is es­ timated at only twotons per a cre. 9.1 percent below a year ago and 8,7 percent below 1970, The quality of this hey Is approxi­ mately 60% of normal. As a re­ sult of this situation hay prices are expected In Increase sub. gtantlally this fall and winter. Yield per acre of corn is est­ imated at 60 bushels per care. 7-7.1 percent below 1971 and 24,1 percent below 1970 . Yelld per acre for oats Is estimated at 51 bushels per acre - 10 percent below 1971 and 14.3 percent below 1970. If crops turn out as poor a s they now appear,cost* o f production are bound to soar and milk supplies maybesharply curtailed. Review of the trends which have occurred ln the numbers of pro­ ducers supplying the flyeFederal O rders in the Northeast reveals substantial and continual de­ clin e * . In June of this year, there were nearly 8,000 fewer producers serving these five markets than tn June 1969— a decline of 13.4 percent in just three short years. Other Important Indicators of adequacy of price to producers are the decline of cow numbers, increased prices for dwindling replacement slocks, cull cows and cilves, lower milk pro­ duction, and tight milk supplies. There his been no appreciable change tn the production of milk in ihe North Atlantic state* since 1969. However, starting with June and Ju ly this year there are strong indication* that pro­ duction has begun todecllnecom- pared to year ago levels. The decreases for those months were 1.8 percent and 2.8 percent, res­ pectively. For the future, continued decreases tn milk production In the Northeasf is Inevitable be­ cause of lower-than-usual quality of hay In 1972, poor quality and quantity of corn for silage and grain, decreasing numbers of cows and farms, continued high beef and cull cow prices, and likely Imporvemenl in Ihe avail- ab ility of off-farm employment opportunities. If current supply trends continue as anticipated, milk supplies for the five m ar. kets could become quite short In the months to come. For a ll of the foregoing rea- Itons, Eastern Milk Producers Cooperative Association, Inc. strenuously urged the Secretary fo call a hearing for the purpose o f considering its proposal as. set forth In Ihe petition. Perhaps never in recent h is. tory has the need been so ur­ gent for looking forward at what 1 * on the horizon for the dairy Industry of the Northeast, A \’ post-mortem” approach to the Issues at hand stmplv would not be responsive to the needs of producers retying on Federal milk orders In this region. Price Improvement Is needed now, not after the market has deteriorated. Farm ers are consumers sjso, paying higher prices for gasoline, bread, taxes, etc. Consumers are paying more for a ll Items as can be expected. They must pay more for mtlk. One cent m orr per quart increase Is mo­ dest In order to assure consumers an adequate supply and keep dairying a going business Plourde, (Clim ax); Jam es Burt, (National Bank); Richard Brown, (Niagara Mohawk); Robert M c­ Cabe, (Latex Fiber);EugeneHutt, (Payne-Jones); Rodney Persons, (Lew is County Trust Co.); Joseph Turck, (A M F ); Frank Davts, (A M F ); Ann Spagnolll, (J.P . Lew is); Helena Kuhl, (United Fund director); E a rl Robinson, (Beaverite); Ronald Denker, (K raft); and Paul Forte.CNlagara Mohawk). Front Row, left to right axe, W illiam Hunt, (Hunt St Hunt); AUen Raymond, (Lewts County General Hospital); Robert Doyle, (Latex); Joe Ingalls,(Georgia Pa­ cific); Lawrence Marsh, (General Telephone); Amos Dykeman,(Un­ ited Fund director); Peter Gro­ gan, (Jeff-Lew la Savings Bank); Jam es Shea, (Georgia Pacific). SPEA K E R - The Lowvllle Council of Churches has Invited Gert Behanna to speak Sunday, Sep­ tember 24, at 7:30 p.m.. In the United Method Ip t Church of Low­ vllle, - Gert Behanna, author and sp­ eaker, was raised by her m il-, llonalx# father In the Waldorf A s­ toria, endowed with an amazing Intellect, educated in Europe, m arried three tim es, and “ des­ cended into hell” of alcohol and drug* ( “ 1 used benzedrelne to get me up, Uquor fo keep me up, and sleeping p ills to knock me oul again” , ) So she's called “ The Late L iz ,” Since discovering that “ God Isn’t dead,” she has spent her life taking literally the words uf Jesus Christ: “ Go arid tell the people what the Lordhasdone for you.” At the age of 53 (Continued on Page 6) P l a n G o l f C l i n i c A t H i g h l a n d s The Lowvtlle Sport Shop and Turin Highlands Country Club are sponsoring a free golf clinic open to all golfers on Septem­ ber 23 from 1 to 3 p.m. af the Turin Highlands practice tee, T b ° clinic win put on video tape to assist Andre LaMarche, club pro, In providing tips togot- fers. At tbe Honor the Pro Pay held Saturday, September 16, at the club In Turin Ihe following people beat (he pro: Men - B ill Mc­ Neil, 90 less 15, 75; Bernard Paulsen, 95 less 19, 76; Larry Jerlch, 92 teas 17, 75; Sam Vlt- lantl Jr . , 60. less 4, 76; Ed Dovlak, 87 less 12, 75; T“ m Mtlstead, 78 less 9, 09; a pH wo­ men - Barbara Falck, Mary Do- ymk, GInnv Burnham and Louise Reeder. Pros Included Skip Meyers, 72, and Andre La- Marchc, 77. Other winners lrt the event Included l ow Gross, Tom Mil- (Contlnuedon Page 6) The Lew is County Department of Social Services expended$46,- 242,84 for public assistance dur­ ing August for 340 cases con­ taining 859 persons. This was ,974.16 more than was spent In Ju ly for 323 cases and $1,954.38 more than In August, 1971, for 316 cases. The breakdown by type of as­ sistance for August this year Is as foUows: Old Age Assistance, 91 cases, $9,016.51; Aid to the Disabled, 77 cases, $6,674.06; Assistance to the Blind, 3 cases, $329.60; Aid to Dependent Child­ ren, 110 cases, $21,687.34; Home ReHef,46 eases $6,513.04; Em er­ gency Assistance to Fam ilies, 13 cases, $2,022.29. Medicaid expenditures for 535 persons receiving medical only and 343 cash assistance persons amounted to $97,351.38, com­ pared to $81,100.66 spent In Ju ly and lo $75,977.69 spent In August last year. Of the total expend­ ed In August this year, 49 % went to hospitals, 30% to nursing F i b r o s i s C a m p a i g n D a t e s S e t The \Breath of L ife” campaign sponsored by the St. Lawrence Valley Chapter of the National Cystic Fibrosis Foundation w ill take place In Lewis County on September 26 and 27, Tbe cam­ paign la conducted fo raise fUnds and to educate the public to the seriousness of children’s lung diseases. ThcsedlseaAes Include cystic fibrosis, asthma with lung damage, chronic bronchitis, bronchiectasis and childhood em­ physema. Mra. C a rl H. Klelmann, Low­ vllle, ls the chairman for Lewis County. She has been assisted by the following Low vllle resi­ dents: M rs, Gerald Clickner, M iss M ary Galvin, M rs. Charles Hulbert, M rs. D a n letJant*t,M rs. Robert King, M rs. Myron Lehman, M rs. Homer Myers and M rs. Richard Young. The Junior high student council of L.A .C .S., under the direction of M iss Knight, w ill conduct the door-to-door campaign In the village. The campaign In the county w ill be led by the following are* cap­ tains: Beaver F a lls, M rs. Bert Austin; Brantlngham, M rs, Rob­ ert J. Rhone; Castorland, Mrs, Kevins B e lle r; Constableville, M rs. Jam es Ltnck; Copenhagen, M rs, Gilbert Zehr; Croghan, M rs. Robert M orrison; Lyons Falls, M rs. H.C. Fairchild; Mar­ tinsburg, M rs, Daniel Jantxl; Port Leyden and Lyonsdale, M rs. W il­ liam Champion; West Leyden, M rs. W allace Ernst; West Mar­ tinsburg, M rs, Homer M yers. homes, 10% to doctors, and 7% to druggists. Only 4% was spent for aU other types of medical care. At present there are no approved nursing homes In Lewis County and all the patients are being cared for In nursing homes outside the county. Rates in these homes vary, one of them being as high as $802.00 per month per patient. At the end of the month, 482 fam ilies wtth 1443 persons were on the eligible rolls to receive medtcal care only. AU public assistance persons are eligible to receive medicaL The number of unemployed em­ ployables on the county welfare rolls constitutes only about three percent of a ll pubUc assistance recipients. Under the law, all unemployed employables are re­ quired to report every two weeks to the New York State Em ploy­ ment Service where they are screened for referral to any available jobs or to suitable job training. In addition, the D e­ partment of Soclal Services pro­ vides employment for Home Re­ lie f recipients tn “ Work Relief” projects. In the latter projects the recipient works off his as­ sistance grant at the prevailing R e d u c e P r i c e s O n F e e d - G r a i n Congressman Robert C , M c­ Ewen, citing the present feed sup­ ply shortage In St. Lawrence and Lewis Counties, announced today thal the U.S. Department ol A g ri­ culture hid notified him that farm ers ln the two counties are eligible to receive government- owned feed grain at reduced prices. Representative McEwen, hav­ ing just returned to Washing­ ton this week after extensive traveling In the 31st Con­ gressional Dlstrlcldurlngthe L a ­ bor D a y ' Recess of Congress, stated that many farm ers tn Northern New York had expres­ sed concern to him over the fact that the feed supply 1s being rapidly depleted and lhat the nor­ mal planting season for corn and oats was disrupted as the result of tropical storm Agnes. Congressman McEwen announ­ ced lhat Commodity Credit C o r­ poration-owned feed grains w ill be offered at reduced prices 1* keeping with local support level* for the kinds of grain supplied. The grain, as available, w ill be offered through the Agriculture' Stabilization and Conservatlor Service (ASCS) county offices which are charged with the re­ sponsibility for determining e ll. gtblllty of individual producers for assistance. C E L E B R A T E BOTH - M r and Mrs. Gerald W. Rook, West Mar­ tinsburg, will observe their 50th wedding anniversary September 24 at an open house held In thetr honor from 2 to 5 In the after­ noon at the home of fhelr son, Bernard Rook, Sr., West Mar- tlngsburg. Friends and relatives are cordially Invifed to attend, Mr. Rook and tho former Per­ nal Burke were untied In mar­ riage at the home of the bride’s parents In Lowvllle on Septem­ ber 23, 1922, Rev. Arthur Moody, pastor of the Lowvllle Methodist Church, officiating. Their at­ tendants were Mr, Olney Failing and Miss Ruth Burke, slstor of the bride, now Mrs. Olnev Fall- ing of Boonvllto. * The couple resided mtheGlcn- field and Harrisburg areas until 1945 when they purchased a homo in West Martinsburg where they nowr.reslde. M r, Rook Is a retired em­ ployee of the New York Central Railroad. Mrs, Rook was a nurses aide at Graystone Manor for nine years. The couple has two children, Bernard Rack, S r ., and Mrs. Donald (June) Edlck, both of West Martinsburg, 15 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. wage scale for the type of work performed. Food Stamp Program p a rtici­ pants totalled 277 households con­ taining 1083 persons. Of this number, 157 households with 641 persons were not public assist­ ance households. Participating households spent $16,114.50 In cash tor their food coupons, re­ ceived $10,545.50 ln bonus cou­ pons, making tbe total value of coupons Issued tn August at the amount of $26,660.00. Other payments during the month Included $2,702.00 for five burials, $6,776.52 for board and clothing for children In foster family homes, and $3,301.04 for children ln private child caring institutions. Homemaker and Home Aide services amounted to (Continued on Page 6) NEW O FFIC ERS - Reviewing plans and programs tor tbe school year of 1972-73 axe the newly elected officers of the Beaver R i­ ver Central School Home & School Association, left toxlght,Cllfford Chamberlain, supervising prin­ cipal, Barbara Murphy, presi­ dent, Edith Lyndaker, treasurer. D r. Ernest Harvey, vice presi­ dent, Susan LaChausse, secre­ tary. The first meeting w ill be held Thursday, SepL 21, at 8 p.m. ln the school auditorium. At this meeting the Association w ill welcome a ll faculty and con­ duct an Informal tour of the school. A th le tic Policies Changed A t A C S RegisterI The last day to centrally register to vote o r change party enrollment has been extended to Saturday, SepL 23, tt was announced today by the Lew is County Board of Elections. After September 15, those who have been residents of the county and state for at least 30 days may register at their district polling places on three days speci­ fically set asidefor such pur­ poses: Frid a y , October 6, from noon to 5 p.m .; Satur­ day, October 7, from 9 a.m . to 7 p.m., and Tuesday, Octo­ ber 10 , from noon to 5 p.m. Party enrollment may also be changed on these dates at Ihe polling places. . Anyone who w ill be 18 years of age 00 o r before November 8 Is eligible to regia ter to vote ln the No­ vember 7 general election. Those who wish to change thetr party enrollment may do so, but It w ill not be­ come effective until after the November 7 general election. The regular meeting of the board of education of Adiron­ dack C entral was held Tuesday, September 12, al which time the board officially accepted the tall sports schedule, which w ill In­ clude J.V . and varsity football, cross-country and g irls' soccer. The board was advised that mem­ bers of the football team w 1 U be canvassing the area with sea­ son tickets for five home games at a cost ol $4 for the home games. A ll home games w ill be palyed on the football field at the new Central High SchooL The board was Informed that the G irls’ Athletic Association w ill be selling tickets to. students who wish to ride on the spectator bus at a coat of fifty cent* per trip. These ticket* w ill be available to students attheCentralHlghSchool and at the Boonville K-8bulldlng. It was fait that this action waa necaositatad doe to the dac reawed amount of state aid which hts re­ sulted In Increased local effort and would help defray the costs of transportation. Alterations to the existing smoking policy were discussed which would include a policy change regarding possession of cigarettes as being contrary to school policy. Action on this mat­ ter w ill be taken by the board T H E W H IT E H O U SE WASHINGTON In the future. Ralph Rauscher, president of the board, was designated voting delegate at the New York State School Boards business meeting to be held al Hotel S y r ­ acuse, and Robert Johnstone, vice-president of the board, was designated as alternate. In other action, the independent audit conducted by Henry M. Dou­ ghty Associates tor the school year 1971-72 waa accepted by the board. An Independent audit Is required by law to be completed by October l for all business transactions for the preceding year. The board voted to join the Cen­ tral New York School Board In­ stitute at Syracuse University tor the 1872-73 school year. The last Item of business cen­ tered around the sale of a sur­ plus basketball backstop. Anyone interested ln bidding on thia item may Inspect the backstop, which Is located ln the old town barn on South Street, anytime during school hours. Anyone Interested may submit a bid to the D istrict Office by September 22 In an en­ velope marked “ Basketball Backstop.’’ It was noted that enrollment within the Adirondack central (Continued on Page 6) Septem b er 12, 1972 D e a r M r . B la ir: Y o u r generous ed itorial of A u g u st 9 haa ju s t com e to m y attention and, w h ile thia is b e lated , X w anted you to know of m y ap p r e c iation f o r your com m ents and the endorsem e n t o f the Journal and Re-publican. Y o u r s w a s one o f tbe e a r l i e s t I have seen. The opportunity to lead A m e r ica at this v i t a l m om ent in our h isto r y i s a g r e a t p r iv il e g e . You m a y be sure that 1 w i l l do everything possible to m e r it the faith p laced in m e and to m a k e th is a tim e of w h ich A m e r ica aa a nation, and we as A m e r ic a n s , can he t r u ly proud. W ith m y best w ish e s . S in c e r e ly, M r . M ich a e l J. B lair E d ito r Journal and Republican L o w v ille, N e w Y o r k 13367

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