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rtTv* ®kafce Library Albany> 122^3 i.vtvis i'tw n lv's \< t . / Markflfthu-v I'jislvsl (iiim iiifi H relily iSnrsjHiin’r In \nrlheen \c m ) o r / , I d a n d i t e p u b l i f m t hisl trliim ( III SSI I ir<ls Serrinf* the g r r a t v r L e ic/.s C.ounly a r e a s h ire I It.’HI I- I 3 K I ) Y K A R NO. 28 l-OW V IL I . K . N.Y. I 3 S 6 7 W E D N E S D A Y , F K B K t l A K Y 2 8 , 1 9 7 3 30 I’A t iK S - I 5 C K V I 'S N a b 1 7 I n B u r g l a r i e s A gang of 17 Croghan area tng about their residences and youths, ranging In age from 13- business in the village. Deputy to 18, have been apprehended Martin indicated that there de- by the Lewis County Sheriff’s finitely was some connection be- Departmenf in connection with 12 tween the burglaries and the separate entries at Martlley’s prowling incidents. General Store, Croghan, and Martin further stated thatbe- thetr apprehension may have fore the t\ise is closed he ex­ ended a long series of reported pects that various unsolved petty incidents of prowlers roaming crimes which have occurred in about the Village ol Croghan. the Croghan vicinitywillbe clear- According to Chief Deputy ed up. Floyd Martin, the youthsentered “There have been a lot of un- the store between Feb. 1 and 20 solved petty crimes about the and stole sleeping bags, small gas stoves, clothing, smoking materials, money and other art­ icles valued in excess of $500. Martin stated that an inventory is currently underway at the store to determine the exact extent of the loss, In recent weeks, a number of Croghan area residents have re­ ported prowlers had been roam- viclnity,’* Martin said, “ and we expect that many of them will be solved as this case progresses.” The investigation by the Sher* iff’s Department ts continuing and other arrests and ap­ prehensions, in adition to the 17, are likely, Martin satd. Due to their ages, most of the youths will face action in Lewis County Family Court. 1 0 , 8 1 3 V o t e r s I n L e w i s C o u n t y Haley Slams No-Fault Bill Northern New York state legis­ lators have had mixed reactions to the “ no-fault” automobile in­ surance law passed recently by the New York State Legislature and signed into law by Governor Rockefeller. Most Northern New York Leg­ islators voted for thp measure, with Assemblyman K. Daniel Ha­ ley, D.t Waddlngton, being an ex­ ception. Assemblyman Donald L. Taylor, R», Watertown, voted for the bill, with “ reservations,” ad­ mitting it was a weak measure and that he would have preferred one much stronger. Assemblyman Haley, however, angrily lashed out at the bill, de­ scribing it as “ mealy mouthed, wishy-washy, whittled down.*’ Speaking at a series of meet­ ings with his constituents, As­ semblyman Haley said he could not, in all conscience, vote for the no-fault legislation. He noted that he was “ proud” to be the onlv Democrat listed as a spon­ sor of Governor Rockefeller's 1972 No-Fault bill, “ a good strong btU’\ Replying to questions on his vote against the 1973 legislation, Assemblyman Haley added, “ Anyone who thinks that passing that bill will make the no-fault issue go away ts going to be sadly mistaken. By next year, this sham, which this bill is, will b£ apparent to all and many of us will be telling the people of thts State what benefits a real reform ui automobile insurance could b.'ing” . He charged that the people “ have been sold out” bv the passage of a bill providing “only a fourteen dollar prem­ ium reduction’ PROBLEM BRIDGE -Thedouble by giant blocks of Ice which had the automobile. It Us teamedl^that -bridge over the Independence been piled atop the span by the when ^ £ ^ 1 , If I Z l l four t rntlesTro^r<Glenfteld) r iT\tbe photo. 12”{oot “ g not ^ the^m a '- r c h L T o n c t ^ Prepare For County Green-Up Campaign A special resolution, pro­ claiming tbe week of Mvy 6 to 12 as Green-Up Week throughout The Northern New York Leg- Lewis County will he Introduced islator noted that the No-Fault bill was brought before the As­ sembly on Lincoln’s birthday, “ the President who won our un­ dying respect by preaching sfov* ernment of the people, by the people, and for the people,” “ Well, this bill isn’t of, by, or for the people” , he continued. “While confirming and preserv­ ing millions for the Insurance n*-*xt Tuesday, March 6, at the regular monthly meeting of the Lewis County board of Legis­ lators. The week, which is being pat* temed after a most successful Green*»Up Week campaign heW annually in the State of Vermont, is being set aside for everyone in the county to Join in ciean- ing-up (“greening-up”)thecoun- classes at the various schools will be encouraged to assign themselves various tasks dur­ ing the week, sych as cleaning up section of highway In the coun- New York State Department of Transportation a t Lowville; Har­ old F. Woolschlagers Lowville, superintendent of public works; Robert McNeiUy, district prhv ty or an area where litter has cipal of LowvlUe Academy and been dumped. The debris will then be gath­ ered in pro-determined spots a- long the highways, from where it will be collected by state, county, village and other high­ way departm ent trucks. Central School; Clifford Cham berlatn, supervising principal of Beaver River Central School^ Beaver Falls; Peter Betrus, principal of Harrisville Centra! School; Richard Rawlings, prin­ cipal of Copenhagen Centra! The Green-Up campaigns have School; Fr. Anthony Moore, O. companies and millions for the m lawyers, this bill throws a few Under the general chairman- crumbs to Uie people. I think ship Raymond O. Polett, Low- tt Is time the Legislature voted seTwol students. Boy something for the people other Scou,s» cirl Scouts, 4-H Club than taxes \ members, people from industry, Assemhivman Haley told hts business and all walks of life will constituents \There isnc.reason Be encouraged to participate In Why New York State cannot have campaign, which It Is hoped No-Mult insurance Just as bene- 1L succeed in clearing,the en- ftcial as that in existence mother tire county of unsightly dehrls and Stntps. Th^re is no reason why Utter which has accumulated over the people of this State should t*ie ^Tflter months—and. In fact* continue to spend their hard earned dollars to protect tho selfish interests of a few.” He concluded, \ “ No-fault in­ surance in New York State should break new ground, We should apply the courage of the pio­ neer, not the weaknesrv of a compromiser.” Feed-Grain Sign-Up Set Increased feed grata use dur­ ing 1972 was cited by Claude B trdo, Chairman of the Lewts County A gricultural Stabilization and Conservation (ABC) Commit — If the participant sets a side an acreage equal to 25 percent o f his base his payment r a te will be 32 cents per bushel for corn, 30 Cooperating with the campaign Will be the New York State De­ partment of Transportation, Lewis County Highway Depart­ ment, LowvlUe Department of Public Works and various town highway departments, as well as Industries and various govem- mental'agencies. Scout troops, 4-H Clubs and Schedule Ag-Land Hearing Owners of lands to agricultural district1? or committed to agri­ proven highly successful in Ver. mont, where each year the amount of Utter and debris collected de­ creases as the people become more and more conscious of the Utter problem and the amount of debris that has collected over the years Is gradually clean­ ed up. Other members of the ever- expanding Green-Up Week com­ mittee are: Lewis County Legis- Later $am Vllianti, Lowvillp, county governmental operations; Michael J . Blair, Lowvtlle, pub­ licity and promotion; Ralph Bush, Lowvllle, Le*wis County High­ way superintendent; Robert O’­ Brien, resident engineer of the F, M.# Father Leo Memorial School, Croghan; Douglas Kraal, Association for Retarded Child­ ren; Sister Rosemarie, St. Ret* er’s School, Lowville; Police Chief Robert McCue, Lowvllle; Fred McCloskey, Lowville, Lewis County 4-H extension a* gent; Wiiford Thomas, LowHIe, Boy Scouts, The firs! meeting of thoGreen- Up Week committee will be held Thursday, March 8, at 7:30 p.m. at the Lewts County Trust Com­ pany Community Rooms, Low* viile. The meeting is open to anyone interested in theGreeiw Up Week program. A total of 10,813 persons are registered to vote this year in Lewis County, according to sta­ tistics released today by the Lou­ is County Board of Flections. The total eligible voters shows an increase of 257 above thelO,- 556 of 1972. ‘ All four political parties tn the county showed gains In enroll­ ment. The Republicans charted the largest gain with 257 new vo­ ters. In 1972, there were 6,- 465, which climbed to 6,722 this year. The Democrats went from 3,339 in 1972 to 3,537 In 19- 73. The Liberals ranked third with 90 this year, as compared to 73 las.1 year, an inc roast' of 17. The Conservative Party went Up from 45 last year to 58 this year, an Increase of 13, Although the GOB showed the biggest gain, percentage-wise it was up only 3.9 per cent,as com­ pared to 5.8 per cent for the Democrats. The Republicans, however, still maintained a nearly 2 to I margin over the Democrats. The Liberals showed an increase of 23 per cent. The Conservative Party showed the largest increase, percentage­ wise, some 28 per cent. There are 406 non-enroll* 1 vo­ ters (those not enrolled tn ei­ ther party), up 49 from the 357 of 1972. The Republicans control 29 of the county’s 36 electlondlstrlcis, with the Democrats holding the same six as last year * Cro­ ghan 2, 4 and 5, Hlghmarket, Lewis and New' Bremen 2. How­ ever, the Democrats have now tied the Republicans tn Croghan 6, with 19 registered voters in- each party. A breakdown by districts show­ ing the number of enrolled Re­ publicans, Democrats, Con­ servatives, Liberals, non-en- rolled voters and total voters, In that order, and the number of In­ creases or decreases ts, as fol­ lows: Croghan One - R * t88, up f; D - 48, down thnpp; C*0, no change; L-2, down 1; N-E-7, up one; total-245, down 2, Croghan Two-R-146, up 5; D* 161, up 3; C-O no change; L-3, up 1; N-R-9, down one; total- 319, up 8. Croghan Three-R-207, up3;D- 63, down two; C-O, no change; L-2, no change, N-R-10, down 7; total 282, down 6. Croghan Four-R-43, up 1; D- 76, up 4; C-O, down one; L-O, no change; N-F-l, no change; total-120, up 4. Croghan Flve-R-55, up 5; D- 62, up 8; C-0* no change; L-l, no change; N.E.4, no change; to- total- 122, up 13. Croghan Six-H-19, no change; D-19, up I; C-O, no change; L-O, no change; N-F.-O, no change; total-38, up 1. Denmark One-R-218, up 25;D- 83, up 9; C-O, no change; L- 4, up 2; N-E-5, up 4; total- 310, up 40. Denmark Two-R-299, up 4; D- 107, up 8; C-2, up 1; L-3, down Prim a ry The New York State Pri­ mary Election has been ten­ tatively set for June 4, ac­ cording to Mrs. Phyllis Duf­ fy and Mrs. Karen Bailey, commissioners of the Lewts County Board of Elections. Other tentative dates con­ cerning the primary are as follows: First day to circulate nominating petitions, March 12; days for tiling nominat­ ing petitions, April9-12; last day to accept or decline nom­ ination, April 17; last day to HU vacancy, April 20. Up for re-election thts year in Lewis County are the positions of sheriff, members of the Board of Legislators and various town offices, including supervi­ sors, Justices, councilman, etc. up 4; total-431, up cents per bushel for gratnsorgh- cultural production are advised judge HONORED tee. as one of the keys for the um and ® cents per bushel for that the New York State Board of 250 persons honored retiring Judge - .. _ . .* tMt.fon Tlt.ni.n -sffle bpn nn In rtn t • . . t i _ A I- ha. r-noont \1>111 _ .. _ _ _ _ recent alteration of the 1973 feed grain program. “V.S. Department of Agricul­ ture figures now show that do­ mestic use of feed grains for 19- 72 turned out to be higher than was anticipated when the 1973 feed grain program was an­ nounced early last December,” Baxdo said. \It is now esti­ mated that com use as well as overall feed grain use will be substantially more than origi­ nally projected.” Increasing livestock numbers plus cold weather and subsequent increased teed utilization have been the main factors In the high­ er feed grain disappearance. Export demand for feed grains Is also expected to be strong tn 1973 as bad weather continues In several major feed grain produc­ ing areas of the world. The following changes have been made tn feed grain program set-aside requirements: —Under the basic : plan, re­ quired set-a#tde has been changed from 30 to 25 per cent of a producer’s feed grain base. And for participants not wanting to set aside this amount Of cropland — the required set-aside has been changed from US to Q percent, provided they Limit their feed gram acreage. barley. These rates are paid on the established farm yield times one-half the feed grain base. —Producers who elect not to set aside any acreage and do not Increase their feed grain acreage above that planted for harvest tn 1972 will be eligible for a low­ er payment rate of 15 cents per bushel for com, 14 cents per bushel for grata sorghum and 12 cents per bushel on barley. These rates are paid on the established farm yield times one-half the feed grain base. —Producers may elect to graze, hay, or make silage from conserving crops grown on feed grain and wheat set-aside acre­ ages at aoy lime, Including the Equalization and Assessment will hold a public hearing on agricul­ tural land values at the Art and 1 to n;.j Center, Slate Fair Grounds, SyraCUS*e, on Tuesday, March G, for Lewis and other northern counties, as requtredby Article 23-AA of the Agriculture and Markets Law. This Law, known as ihe Agri­ cultural Districts Law, was passed by the 1371 Legislature and provides, amongother things, that owners of land often or more .'jcres, used for the production of agricultural products and pro­ ducing an average gross sales value of 210,000 or more are e- llglble for preferential tax ass­ essments. Applications must be five principal months of the epr-» fu,,d annuity with the local ass rnal growing season, and receive ess0T on or before taxable status a reduced payment. They must notify the county The or the law is - «iV serve laTld tn agricultural pro- t. 1 expected, Bar<S - <3, ductton, preserve open space and that these changes wiU a. encourage continuation of farm that feed grain demau * operations In areas experiencing met for 1973/74. A lso,th^d-- urban pressure, els ion to permit haying or gra£* interested persons are invited tog of conserving crops on set- to attend this hearing. Persons aside should help aU^vl&te the wishing to make statements are livestock feed situation, provldt* asked to notify Counsel, Dlvt- tog grazing or forage for the in- ni on ot Equalisation and Assess- creased livestock numbers need- ment, New York State Office for ed to meet consumer demand for Local Government, 155 WasMno more meat product*?/’ (Continued on Psge 6> Fred A. Young, Lowville, Pre« siding Judge of the Court of Claims, al a-dlnne»r3aturdayaight at the Italian-Ann'rlcanClvic As* suciation cldbrooms, Watertown. Jud£- Y ouhj ' s retlreme.tt end* ed 47 years ol public service as a Justice of the p-e.ice, assembly­ man, senator, Judge of the Court of Claims and as chairman of the state Republican Party. Judge Alexander Del Giornn, New York City, shared the dais with the* main speaker,John R, Johnson, editor and publisher of the Wjterlown Daily Tim*-.*. Judge Det Giomo said Judge Y 'un,; had always given of him­ self to the pople, signified by Ms generosity and friendship. “ He has been a unlqu** person lo the world,” hr s.lld, always open to everyone, regardless of race, color )r creed. Mr. Johnsm outlined Judge Young’s political; career, high­ lighting several of the more im­ portant years in his rise to the position of Presiding Judge of the Court of Claims, He read excerpts from tributes pntd to Judge Young more than 25 years aga by hts father, ffav* )!i R. Johnson, former editor and publisher of the Tlmt >, Mr, Johnson also elaborated (Continued on Page 6) Knight Kraft Manager .Tack A. Kutehij former man­ ager of Kraft Foods Philadelphia cutting operation, has become manager of the Lowville plant, effective Monday, Feb. 26, -ac­ cording to an announcement by Luke Davis, senior vice-presi­ dent of production for Kraft. Ronald W. Denker, former More than plant manager at LowviiL, as be­ come plant manager of the Phil­ adelphia cutting operation. Upon the closing of tbe Philadelphia cutting operation on July 23, he will move to Lehigh Valiev a s a plant superintendent foT cheese. Denker originally started with KraJt In the former Hillside, N.J., plant as a production sup­ ervisor to the pre-packaged cheese department and moved into the filling and saladdressing department. He went to South Fdmeston In March of 1968 and was promoted to plant manager to September of 1969, He did an excellent Job of handling the , necessary problems involved in the closing of South Edtnestorr, as well as the start-up of the LowvlUe plant. This new assign­ ment will allow Kraft to take advantage of his background and experience as well as give him additional experience in new areas, Mr. Knight originally storied with Kraft as supervisor for bulk cheese In Liverpool,England, Af­ ter several moves he became plant manager at Troy, V l,stor­ age and operations supervisor at Lowvllle, nndtheMo Philadelphia lit Ms present assignment. His familiarity with theL owv IU p area and Ms background will Help tn continuing progress of the Low- vtlle plant. 2; N-E-20, 15. Denmark Tbree-K-169, up 14, D-64, up 5; C-O, no change; L- 4, up 2; N-E-9, up 2; total 246, up 23. Diana One -R-52, no change; D-32, down 2; C*l, down 1: L- 1, no change; N-E-2, up 1; to­ tal-88, down 2. Diana Two-R-196, up 6; D- 126, up 16; C-2, up 1; L-3, up 2; N-E-9, up 1, total, 326, up 26. Diana Three-R-170, down 17; D-144, Up 8; C-3, up l;L-2, total-328, down 8. Grelg -R-277, up 18; D-149, up 8; C-2, down 1; L-2, no change; N-E-28, down 1; total-458, up 24. Harrlsburg-R-102, down 5; D- 41, up 3; C-O, no change; L-O, no change; N-E-3, no change; total-146, up 2. Hlghmarket-K-15, no change; D-30, no change; C-O, i.ochange; L-2, up I; N-E, 1, no change; total - 47, up 1. Lewts-R-134, down4;D-183, up 11; C-2, no change; L-2, up 1; N-E-32, up 6; total-353, up 14, Leyden One-R-196','up 8;D-90, up 6; C-7, up 2; L-2, no change, N-E-5, up 3; total-300, up 19. Leyden Two-R-264, up 3; D-177, up 5; C-4. up 3; L -l, na change; N-E-10, up 1; to- tat-456-up 12. Lowvtlle One-R-348, up 19; D-153, up 12; C-3, up 3’ L-2, down 1; N—£—19, up 5; total- 525, up 38. Lowvtlle Two-R-380, up 10; D-I24, down 1; C-5, up 4; L- 1, down 1; N-E-18, up 2; total- 534, up 14. Lowvllle Three-B-429, up 14; D-112-up 6; C-l, up 1; L-3, no change; N—E—22, up I; total -567, up 22. LowvLlie Four-H-398, up 11; D-160, up 22; C-O, no change; L-7, up 3; N-E-34, down 1; to­ tal-599, up 35, Lyonsdale-K-299, up 4; D-116, Up 5; C-4, up 2; L-O, down 2; N—£-11, up 4, total-430, up 13, Martlnsburg Qne-R-80, down (Continued on Page C) H-' % m ICE HARVEST - Last Sunday the old tradition of cutting ice, blocks was recreated at the an­ nual Ice Harvest on Crystal Pond at New Bremen, tbe cutting being done by local residentsandmem- bers of tbe New Bremen Vol­ unteer Fire Department. The loading of the Ice onto pickup (racks ts accomplished with the use of a portable hay loader (a movlngchatn conveyor), which was run by a portable generator. Until last yew, the tee had be dragged from the water and loaded by hard. Up Uhtll four years sgoUiemen cut all the blocks with hand saws but now use an tee - cutting ma­ chine devised from a 1923 Model T Ford body on wheels, with » circular saw attached. Thts Is moved slowly back and forth across an area, the men walking besld\ It. The saw marks out the blocks a f w inches into the Ice, Then long poles are used to punch through and looeen the squares of Ice which, this year, were about 12 Inches thick and averaged 110 pounds. The blocks are floated over to the conveyor belt and go on up to the pick up tracks, where two nawa with ice tongs lotd them,A« eateh m o k (Continued on R a g e 6 )

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