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The Fastest Growing W e e k ly N e w spaper In N o rthern Neiv York j o u r n a l a n d & ? p u b l f c a n Share United Serving the greater Leivis C o u n ty area since 1830 LOW VILLE, N.Y. 1 3 3 6 7 W E D N E SDAY, NOVEM B E R 7, 1 9 7 3 2 6 PA GES - 15 CENTS o v i n t y B u d g e t U p ; R a t e D r o p s .L L L O W E E N PA R T Y - D u r- costumes: Kindergarten, | 5 g the annual Halloween fes- Miss Bennett - Spookiest, ^9^1 ties at HarrlsvUle Ele- Todd Campbell; funniest, p n la r y School, the follow- Chad La Platney; prettiest, prizes were awarded for (Continued on Page 4-B) ule Mail chedule In 1972, aa ln the past, Postal Servtce 'la en - anging customers to d e - oslt Christm as mall by re- ommended dates. They not ly assure delivery prior Dec, 25, but they a l s o tbs Postal Service keep 1 a t the avalanche of hoi - ay. aeason mall, |T h la doesn't mean one n’ t deposit Christmas rda and packages after se dates. Postal employ- wili do their best to de- her them. However, lik e ‘ te who do their shopping I Dec. 24, late mailers take e l r chances. T o help every- ||ie receive the beat p a s s ib l e »U service, lt s t i l l p a y s to I an \ e a r ly b ird \ and m e e t i e h o lid a y m a ilin g d a tes. lo v . 10 - S u r face and a c e A v a ila b le M all (Sam ) A r m e d F o r c e s tn South C e n tral A m e r ica , the n g o and L ib e r ia , S u r face »11 to A r m e d F o r c e s In ilg d u m , D e n m a r k , England b l a n d , F r a n c e , G e r m a n y , e e c e , Ita ly , N o r w a y , N e - H r lands, Portugal and Internationa! su r face to South and C e n tral , and E u r o p e . J p o v e m b e r 17 - P a r c e l A ir (P a l ) m a ll lo Arm ed r e s ln South and C e n - A m e r ic a , the C o n g o , L l- da, E th iop ia, I r a n , Isr a e l, d i A rabia and T u r k e y , jfovem b e r 20 - S p a c e A - ble M a ll (S a m )fo Arm ed c e s in A n t a r c t ica , A u s ­ tr a l i a , B u r m a , Indonesia, Jap a n , K o r e a , New Z e a land , O k inaw a , P h ilip p in e s , T a i­ w a n , T h a iland, V ie t n a m ,B e l­ g iu m , D e n m a r k , England, F in lan d , F r a n c e , G e r m a n y , G r e e c e , Ita ly , N o r w a y , N e - therlands, Portugal and Spain. November 24 - Surface Mail and Space Available M all $3ara) to Armed Fo r ­ ces tn Canada, Greenland, Labrador, Newfoundland and the Azores. N o v em b er 2 7 - P a r c e l A ir ­ lift (P a l ) to A r m e d F o r c e s In B e lgiu m , D e n m a r k , E n g ­ lan d , F inland, F r a n c e , G e r ­ m a n y , G r e e c e , I taly,N o r w a y , N e th e r la n d s , Portugal and Spain. P a r c e l A ir L ift (P a l ) to A rm ed F o r c e s In A n t a r c t ica, A u s t r a lia , B u r ­ m a , Ind o n e s ia, Jap a n , K o ­ r e a , N ew Z e a land , Oldnaw-a, P h ilip p in e s , T a iw a n , T h a i­ land and V ietnam . N o v e m b e r 3D - P a r c e l A ir L ift (P a l ) m a il to A r m e d F o r c e s tn C a n a d a , G r e e n ­ lan d , L a b r a d o r , N ew found­ land and the A z o r e s . A ll su r f a c e p a r c e ls to A laska and H a w a ii. D e c e m b e r 1 - A irm a il g r e e t in g s and p a r c e ls to A rm ed F o r c e s in South Am ­ e r ic a , C e n tral A m e r ic a , E - th io p ia , Iran, Isr a e l, Saudi A r a b ia , T u r k e y , A n t a r c tica , A u s t r a lia, B u r m a , I n d o n e s ia, Japan, K o r e a , New Z e a land , O k inaw a, P h ilip p in e s , T a l- (C o n tlnued on Page 4 - B ) The 1974 Lew is County tentative budget has been completed and has been r e ­ produced for distribution to­ day. A copy has been filed as required by law with the C lerk of the Lewis County Board of Legislators. The committee of the Board of Legislators ap­ pointed to review the bud­ get and the County Budget Officer Urban Karcher have been reviewing department requests since September 7 , 1973. Substantial alterations and adjustments have been made throughout the entire budget resulting In sizable reductions from original re­ quests. The final tentative budget indicates the gross amount to be raised by real estate taxes In 1974 Is 32,043,272.- 26 compared to 31,920,447.- 41 in 1973.- Estimated available cash balances of 3329,724.60 will be used to reduce the gross tax levy to an actual real property tax levy of $1,713,- 547.66. This ls an Increase of 3205,698.23 over 1973. Most of this Increase re­ sults from a sm a ller gene­ ral fund cash balance a t the end of this year, estimated at $250,000, as compared to 3407,498.12 available for use ln last year’s budget. Due to a substantial In­ crease tn full valuation, the estimated full value tax rate w ill decrease approximately 51 cents a thousand with an expected 1974 rate of about 314.06 compared to 314.57 a thousand ln 1973, The full value tax rates per thousand during the past ftre years have been is follows: 1973 - $t4.57; 1972 -317.- 97; 1971 - $16.62; 1970 - 316.41 and 1969 - $16.83. \ I t should be clearly un­ derstood,” according to Mr. Karcher, \that a reduc­ tion in the county tax rate wtll not necessarily reduce a taxpayer’s tax b ill. The actual tax bill could vary considerably, either up or down, because of changes la ‘town equalization rates.” As the budget message was being written, tbe new 1974 town valuations and equali­ zation rates were Issued to be presented to the Board of Legislators on November 7. A quick review of the listing Indicate substantial changes In rates for many towns, most of which were lower than 1973 and this w ill result ln a probable assessed value tax rate somewhat higher than ln 1973. This of course ls also dependent on town budgets. Because ol constantly changing e- quallzatlon rates and the wide variance between towns from a low 13% to a high of 66%, Blood Unit Visit A total of lOlplnts o f blood was donated at the November 1 visit of the Syracuse R e ­ gional Red Cross blood- mobile unit to Forest Pres­ byterian Church, Lyons FaU s. There were 109 registered donors and 8 rejected; 18 blood replacements were made and there were 17 first time donors. Chairman, M rs. W illiam Kellerhals, expressed grat- tttude to the volunteer work­ ers who made the eventasuc* cess: committee chairman for nurses, M rs, Tom Fa- duskt, J r . ; for recruitment, M rs, Anthony Belmont; tor registration, M rs, C a rl Fairchild; for labeling, M rs. Alfred Rocker; tor canteen, M las Helen Sweeney; nurses * aides. South Lewis Student LP N 's. The staff luncheon warn prepared by Lyons F a lls Women’s Club under the leadership of M rs. Pierce Law. lt might be wise to again study with the towns the feasabillty of a professional county wide revaluation of property. The 1974 gross appropri­ ations amount to$9,097,494.- 97, an Increase of$533,298.- 56. The 1974 estimated reve­ nues amount to $7,054,222.- 71, an increase of$410,473.- » - The Increase ln appropri­ ations are for the most part due to the opening of the new Nursing Home, at Lewis County General Hospital, but Increases in costs for a ll suppUes and materials needed for the operation of the hospital, highway de­ partment and debt servtce also bave a substantial ef­ fect on expenditures. No new sizable programs have been Instituted or rec­ ommended. A provision has been made for aCounty Off­ ice for the Aging which would qualify the area for federal or state funds to operate approved Senior Citizen pro­ grams. This office could only be created by local law and lt Is recommended that a committee of, the board be assigned to study this pro­ posal as soon as possible to avoid any unnecessaryde- lay beyond the required legal waiting periods, \The biggest area of con­ cern that I have gs your Budget Officer,” Karcher aald, \ i s the changing reve­ nue patterns. We have Fed­ eral Revenue sharing and citizens and Departments all wanting a place of the action. A quick review of {974 pro­ jected revenues give a rather sad picture of how this is going to work. \In 1974 every revenue source except departmental Income ls lessor than In 19- 73. Thts means that as time goes on, we are merely re­ placing lost revenues with a new source of funds called (Continued on Page 4-B) S a la r y d isp u te a • • M )CKER fromat. pie with bqck*. colorful tV£ Slfl 15 u w t i 1 E D An agreement appeared In the making today to settle a contract dispute between the Lewis Counly Board of Cooperative Educa­ tional Services and Lewis County BOCES Professional Association, the negotiating unit for the BOCES porfes- slonal employes. Goal * 38,500 It L GROUP - E n v o y s R o ckaw a y , N .J , t w ill it a con c e r t of g o s p e l N o v e m b e r 13 [n L o w - th e Town Hall Tfiea** 8 p.m. Envoys w e r e recen tly ated for the coveted aw a rd for the b e s t q u a r tet In G o spel M u s- T h e tr tenth long-playing |B w m entitled \ f'm 'Sever GjCriAg Back A g a in” wan lo ­ in the top fourteen ; nom inated for the <eft aw a rd for the best of th e year,, T r a v e l* 100,000 m t le s a year In S i l v e r E a g le b u s , the, if* su n g in nparly every a s w e ll a s L a b r a d o r , >unr!Iand, and m u ch of i f i . This y e a r they coin - thetr seco n d 15,000 tsslo n a r y trip to A la s - f i I ka w h ich in c lu d e d c o n c e r t s at m ilita r y tausps. The Envoys are seen regularly on T,Ve and the son^s from th e ir al­ bum s a r e featured In the top tw enty sp o ts of gospel £)J ra d io p r o g r a m s o v e r the country* The E n v o y s also own th e ir own recording, publishing, and distributing com p a n y a s w e ll a s Gospel M u sic Speaks O u t, the G o s ­ pel M u sic new spaper of the N o rth. T h e ir p e r s o n n e l co n s is ts of G a y le T a c k e tt , tenor; Don S lo r m s , lead and manager* D a llas H e n r y , b a r itone and pianist; Brandt G illesp ie, b a s s . Through hundreds of c o n c e r t s , th e s e men have gained the reputation ofbelrig a s i n c e r e , dedicated group that ore doing a ll they do to glor Ify C h r ist, THIS WEEK ST 8,445 Give The V u itcti W a y T h e r e a r e s i x Item s ln dis­ pute b e tw e e n th e two b argain­ ing groups » a v e r a g in g , Just ca u s e , pay d if f e r e n t ia ls for sp e c ia l area t e a c h e r s ,h e a lt h Insu r a n c e , p e r s o n a l days and s a l a r i e s . A so u r c e c l o s e to t h e ne­ g o t ia t io n s , after a m e e tin g M onday ev e n in g , said the agreem e n t would probably follow c l o s e l y a lon g the lines recom m e n d e d tn a recen t F a c t - F ln d e r ’s report. M a r c W e ls e n feld , fact­ finder o f t h e N ew York State Public E m p loym e n t R e la­ tion s B o a r d , h a s o f fered the follow ing d iscu s s io n and recom m e n d a tions on earhn f the s i x p o ints in dispute. A v e r a g in g - T h e r e Is a seem in g ly ob v iou s logic, from the B o a r d ’ s per­ sp e c t iv e , to the u se of aver­ aging a s a m e a n s f o r d e t e r ­ mining term s and conditions of e m p loym e n t for personnel within a BOCES d i s t r i c t Lacking th e ability' to tax and being th e r e f o r e de­ pendent upon Its com p onent d i s t r i c t s fo r financial support th e B o a r d ’s con­ ten t ion that I ts BOCES s e t t l e ­ m e n t m u st b e in lin e with se t t le m e n t s in Its com p o n ent d i s t r i c t s is not without J u sti­ fica t io n , The F a c t -F ln d e r ack n o w led g e s , m o r e o v e r , that a v e r a g in g would Indeed b e on e m e a n s fo r attaining th is g o a l. The F a c t -E th d e r a lso ack n o w led g e s , h o w e v e r , that th e B o a r d s p r o p o s a l, If Im­ p lem e n t e d ,, m ight em a s c u ­ la t e th e A s s o c ia t io n to the point w h e r e It m a y no lon g ­ e r b e a b le to p e r form the functions contem p lated f o r an em p loyee organ ization by the fra m e r s o f th e T a y lor Law. T h e A s s o c ia t io n ’s con c e r n In tn ls reg a r d ts c l e a r ly Just­ ifia b l e . W h a tever e l s e c o l lectiv e bargaining may b e , It Is a lso an e x e r c i s e in pragm a tism . It re q u ir e s an accom m o ­ dation o f p o le n t la l ly c o n f ll c t - ln g view s of tw o p a r t ies who adapt the p e c u lia r it ies o f th e ir own local and finan­ c i a l environm e n t to thetr em p loym e n t relation s h ip . Given the recen t m e r g e r of (C o n tinued on Page 4 - B ) Board Employs 2 New Teachers At a regu lar m e e ting on N o v e m b e r 5 , the L o w v tlle A - cad e m y B o a r d o f Education appointed T h o m a s B a x t e r of B o o n v llle to a m a th e m a tics vacan c y . M r , B a x t e r join s Dona 14 Johnson a s th e n e w . e s t m e m b e r s o f the facu lty. A graduate o f C lark U n iv e r ­ s i t y ln W o r c e s t e r , M a s s ., M r , B a x ter spent tim e ln M a laysia w ith the P e a c e C o r p s as an e d u c a tion s u p e r ­ v i s o r p r ior t o c o m p letin g tw o y e a r s ns a m a th e m a ttcs tea c h e r In public sch o o ls tn M a s s a c h u s e t t s , H e s u c c e e d s D o m in ick S p a taro who r e ­ sig n e d to accep t a C iv il S e r ­ v ic e p o s itio n . Mr. Johnson is teach in g in s tru m e n tal m u s ic. He Is a graduate ot S y r a c u s e U n i­ v e r s i t y and h n s done g r a d u a te work at Ithaca. H e h a s had six years o f e x p e r ien c e , h a v ­ ing taught at J a m e s v ll le - Dew ttt, W e e d sport, and C lyde-Savannah C entra! S c h o o ls. tn oth e r b u s i n e s s , the board accep ted the r e s ig n a ­ tion of A lb e r t C o f f e y , a s e n ­ ior E n g lish tea c h e r , M r . C o ffey, sn o r d a in e d m in ister, has accep ted a c a l l, to a pastorate In the S y r a c u s e a r e a . A lso resig n in g w a s M r s. Yada M a r o lf, a noon­ tim e m o n itor, M r s , M u rlal Lyng, a form e r m o n it o r ,w a s appointed to fill M r s. Maxolf’s p o s it ion . Boards C o n v e n tion in S y r a ­ cu s e . B e c a u s e o f recen t le g i s ­ lation b y C o n g r e s s , the F e d ­ eral S c iw o l M ilk program 'Confirm ed on P a g e 5) UNITED FUND - The Lewis County Trust Company, re­ ceived the “ E a r ly Bird” a- ward for the 1972 United Fund Campaign. This ls given to the firm tn the Industrial Division that is the first to turn in their contributions. In the picture, 1972 co-chair­ men Paul Forte, left, and Jin: Shea, right, are presently the award to Rod Persons, thi ln-plant chairman. Returns are beginning tt come in at a faster ratenow mostly from the Industrla Division. Although man firm s have shown a good m crease, there ls some dout at thts time that the Indus trial Division w ill meet It goal. It is hoped by the co chairmen, Paul Forte am Tony Andre, of this division that all firm s can complet their tn-plant drives, and b Athletic Feature At LACS By Kenneth Wolf Athletic Director LowviUe Academy More than ten years ago, a very pretty blonde haired young lady found her way from Rochester to New York C ity, along with other men and women athletes from all parts of the United States, to compete In the National Athletic Association games held every June at the Bul- ova Watch Company opposite LaGuardla Field. T h e d iffer e n c e h e r e w a s that the a t h lete s w e r e co m ­ peting In w h e e lc h a irs, Jo­ anna K e y s e r and m a n y oth­ e r s like h e r co m p e t e tn sp o r ts fo r th e p h y s i c a lly handicapped w h o u s e the w h e e lch a ir a s th e ir le g s . T h e s e p e o p le ha v e b e e n para­ lyzed from b irth , from an Illn e s s , f r o m a traum a tic in­ ju r y , or any oth e r way one can b e c o m e p a r a lyzed , o r If not p a r a lyzed , com p e te in a w h e e l ch a ir b e c a u s e they are sin g le le g o r double le g am p u tees w h o cannot com ­ pete with th e ab le bodied In sp o r t s . Joanna, a m e m b e r of the R o c h e s ter W h e e lers and h e r team m a tes are com ing to L o w v iU e on S a turday, N o v . 10, at 2 p .m . fo r a dem o n ­ stration o f th e ir s k i l l s In su c h sp o r ts as sw im m in g , a r c h e r y , sh o t put, d isc u s . Javelin, ta b le ten n is, w eight liftin g , tra c k , b a s k e tb a ll and bow ling to let th e com m u ­ n ity s e e that \ a b i lity not d isa b ility ” ts w h a t counts fo r a s u c c e s s In life . Yule Clubs $524,424 T h r e e L e w is County' banks and savin g s Institutions are paying $ 5 2 4 ,434,19 In C h r istm a s C lub savin g a c ­ co u n t s . T h e N a tional Bank o f N o r ­ th e r n New Y o r k , w ith o f f ic e s In L o w v U le and C roghan, m a iled out 872 c h e c k s with sa v in g s at $ { 3 5 ,6 0 9 .7 5 . . The LewLs County T r u st C o m p a n y , wtth o f f ic e s at L o w v ille, P o r t L e y d e n and C a r thage m a iled ss total of 2,093 ch e c k s totaling $ 3 6 9 ,- 791, J r f f - L e w ls S a v in g s and Loan A s s o c iation reported {2 6 clubs find $ 2 3 ,825.16. turned In by the end of next week. As the Industrial Division winds to a close, and the other divisions get going, should there be any firm , businesses o r Individuals^ that Is not solicited, they mall their contributions di­ rectly to the Lewts County United Fund, Box 27, Low­ vUle, New York. ANNUAL S A L E : Working on projects for the annual Holly- berry Sale of the Women’s Auxiliary of tha Lewis Coun­ ty General Hospital Is now a priority, with the sale sch­ eduled for Nov. 8, 9 and JO at the LowviUe Masonic Temple!. Left to right In ihe |ixTla are: M r s , H a r o ld AUen, M rs. Richard F a lck and Mra. William D’Aran. HONORED - N in e t e e n G en­ e r a l T elephone em p loyees from the B o o n v llle-P u la s k l are a w e r e honored recen t ly at the I2th annual N o r thern D ivision S e r v ice Award D in­ n e r held a l the E lm s R e s ­ taurant in Sandy P o n d . M ildred S t r if e , a B o o n v llle o p e r a t o r , led the li s t o! a - w a rd re c ip ien t s with 4 5 years o f s e r v i c e . T h e r e w e r e f iv e em p lo y e s given 25 y e a r s r e ­ cogn it ion , th r e e wtth 15 y e a r s , tw o with 10 and eight w ith fiv e yea r s o f s e r v i c e . T h e nineteen em p lo y e s toge­ th e r totaled o v e r 275 yea r s with G e n e r a l T e lephone. M iss S t r if e began h e r t e l ­ ephone c a r e e r In A u g u st 1928. A lifetim e o p e r a t o r . She sp e n t m o s t o f h e r c a r e e r ln Low v U le. H o w e v e r , a f t e r Ule closin g of t h e L o w v lile long d ista n c e o p e r a t ion , sh e w a s tran s f e r r e d to B o o n v llle tn 1966. O th e r aw ard w in n e r s from B o o n v llle Included: H u b ert R. C h a r b o n eau and R o b e r t A, H e a lt, (2 5 y e a r s ) ; M a r y C. K e s s le r (15); D o r is A . Sm ith . (10); M ich a e l J , B a t t a g lia , M ichael M, F itr.gerald , Ken­ neth P . H a r r is , L in d a J , Parker and W illia m M . P i e ­ m e n s , aU w ith fiv e y e a r s . R e c e ivin g a 2 5 - y e a r aw a rd was W alter M, M o r s e , of L o w v tlle, and R ichard C. M y ­ e r s of Old F o r g e . W ith 15 yea r s from Old F o r g e w a s Donald F . L o s o n , m s m M e r r y J o u r n a l A gift sub s c r ip tion to the JmirnaJ and R e p u b lican w ill be ap p r e c iated again and a - gafn during the com in g m o n ths. You can sen d lt without fu s s or b o th e r . Ju st en c lave u ch e c k , m o n e y o r ­ d e r , o r ca s h (W e ’ll tak e the risk ) for $ 6 in N ew York S t a t e , S 7 In the C o n tinental U n ited S t a t e s , or $ 9 o u t s id e th e country, M a ll to the Journal and R e p u b lican , L o w v lile, N.Y. 13367, A n g p - prop r iato card in you r n a m e w lU be se n t a t C h r istm a s to ih e new s u b s c r i b e r . W e w ill a t a r i the su b s c r ip tion n o w o r at C h r istm a s , -w h ichever you p le a s e .

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