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i i l i v \\ , r 1! I! I , ) ! ’'i * f o I n . n ? ^ a | eY ^ i t J r f | | ( 03 The Fattest Grow ing W eekly Newspaper In Northern New York ALMM5T j o u r n a l m t i t U t e p u b l t t m t Share U n ited Serving the g r e a t e r Lewis County a r e a since 18 3 0 J 4 4 T H Y E A R N O 1 5 L O W V I L L E . N .Y . 1 3 3 6 7 W E D N E S D A Y , N O V E M B E R 2 8 . 1 9 7 3 2 4 P A G E S - 1 5 C E N T S 11 ■ l! : i 1 b i i. V * j,t { ' i, . l! H Ambulance Plan Ready Commencing January I, John Monteau, formerly of file City Ambulance Service of Malone, will be providing ambulance service t o r eight towns at the center o t Lewis County and including the Town of Lowvllle, The service-to be provided by Mr, Monteau will replace that now being provided by the Virkler Funeral Home ambulance, based In Low­ vllle, which has provided the service for ihe area for many years. A contract was agreed upon and signed on Tuesday, Nov. SO, at a meeting of Mr. Monteau with various town officials. Under Ihe contract, Mr. Monteau will provide two ambulances (with a third back-up vehicle) and crews to operate them at a cost of 118,000. Of the total amount, $5,000 has been contributed by the county. The remaining $13,000 has been apportioned among the eight towns as follows:' Lowvllle, $5,812.25; Den­ mark, $1,990.65; Martins­ burg, $1,815.85; Grelg, $928.05; Harrisburg, $586.- 15; Montague, $16.35; Wat­ son, $1,321.80; Pinckney, $391,25. The town of New Bremen, which originally intended to Join the towns in obtaining ambulance service, has made other arrangements with the Town of Croghan, which receives its service through two ambulances, me each provided by the Beaver FaUs and Croghan fire de­ partments. The contract ts for a period of two years and has an m & r j i i DEAD AT 98 - George Ste­ phens Reed, #5, a LowvlUe attorney tor os years, siad Saturday rntft* at 10:30 a this home oo Reed’s Tenace af­ ter a brief Illness. Tbs funeral will be Thurs­ day mornkur at the First Presbyters Church since repairs are being made at the Trinity Episcopal Church, Rev. Ladd K. Har­ ris, rector of Trinity Epis­ copal Church, wlU officiate. Burial will be In LowvUle Rural Cemetery, Friends may call at the family home on Reed’s Ter­ race Wednesday afternoon and evening. Contributions to the George S. Reed Memorial Scholarship Fund, In care of Lowvllle Academy and Cen­ tral School, may be made. Mr, Reed was Hie son of the late Timothy Miller Reed and Amy Stephens Heed. He was bom In Lowvllle and re­ ceived his early education al LowvUle Academy and Ham­ ilton CoUege. He entered the law office ot Merrell, Ryel and Mer­ rell, Lowvllle, as a taw clerk, and was admitted to the bar of the State of New York In 1904. He later o- pened his own office In Low­ vUle for the general practice of law. His practice In­ cluded many cases In the U- nited States courts and cas­ es before the Public Service Commission of the State of New York and the Federal Power Commission. In 1934, he was appointed a trustee of the New York State Power Authority by Governor Thomas E. Dew­ ey, serving a term of 18 yaars. As a member and vice-chairman of the Power Authority of the State of New York, and also as one of lta attorneys, he had an active part in cases before the Federal Power Commis­ sion relating to the owner­ ship and use of the water power on the American side of the Niagara River and the International Rapids sec- , tlon of the St, Lawrence Riv­ er at and near Massena. From 1944 to 1952 he waa a trustee of St. Lawrence University. On October 31, 1916, he married Dorothy Huntington Ebersole, daughter of Rev. A. Willis Ebersole, who was rector of Trinity Episcopal Church, LowvUle, and Mrs. Ebersole. Of this marriage he had one son, George E- bersole Reed, who died Sept. 19, 1951. Mrs. Reed died Feb. 1, 1920, at LowvlUe. On June 3$, 1924 he mar­ ried MUdred EsteUa Wright, Of this marriage there are three children, William Stephens Reed, a practicing physician in Low­ vUle, Mrs, Amy Reed Ris­ ing, San Juan, Puerto Rico, and Mrs, Collins Heed Kel­ logg, LowvUle. He Is also survived by 13 grandchil­ dren. He was a member af the Lewis County Bar .Associa­ tion and the New York State Bar Association, a former member of the executive committee of the state bar, (Continued on Page !-B) DOG OBEDIENCE - An im­ portant step was taken In the 4-H Dog Obedience program with the formation of a 4-H Advisory Committee. Com­ mittee members left fo right, are Mary Herrman, chairman; Mary Dovle, sec­ retary and Dr. John Lor- more. Also, to be added to the committee a re three 4-H members. They are Denise Duflo, president of the Tall, waggers Club, Donna Lynch, Junior leader, and PatNnpie, Junior leader. The committee’s respon- Mblltles are to advice both the 4-H Program Committee and the professional staff on the Dog Obedience program. All members plan to become active In planning and carry­ ing out the Dog Obedience project. The commute., would like to emphasize that those m. terestpd not own adog er owp a pedigreed dog to be active In the dog obedience program. W e l f a r e C o s t S h o w s D r o p AUTO REFINE BING — ADu- pong reflnlsher meeting was held Nov. 14, a t Lewis Coun­ ty B.O.C.E.S., Glenfield. Sponsored by Genuine Auto Parts Corp., there were more than fifty area auto body men present. Movies were shown on “Impron a polyurethane ena­ mel and Its toughness,” \Ccntari an acrylic ena­ mel and Its drying ablH- ty,’’ aad “ Luclte, acrylic lacquer and Its use In spot repair.\ The use of Centari and Lu­ clte were demonstrated by Fred Clark, Art Arms and Dick Stevens, Dupont repre­ sentatives. Door prizes were given M e r c e r c a s e . • • Supreme Court Justice John Tenney, Syracuse, In a sweeping 12-page decision oo November 14 dismissed all remaining \causes ot ac­ tion” In the controversial \Mercer Case,” he brought against the Village of Low­ vlUe, various village offi­ cials, The Lewis County Trust Company, Mtlco Med­ ical-Dental Specialties, Inc., and others by Mrs. Eiesnor Brown, Mrs. Genevieve and Albert Lawnrence, all of Low­ vlUe. In the dismissal, Judge Tenney found all village of­ ficial* and all other defen­ dant! in the ease to be com­ pletely tree ot any wrongdo­ ing. The case began back In 1910, when the matter of the sale by the Village of Low­ vlUe of property adjacent to the Veterans’ Memorial Park, at the rear of the Post Office on State Street,forthe eventual use as the site of the present- Mercer’s Stop S’ Go Store was brought to the pubUc's attention. The widespread attention on the transaction was focused through the efforts of the plaintiffs in the case, Mrs. Brown and Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence and Supreme Court Justice J.1 Robert Lynch, County Judge George R. Davts and others. It was contended by the ■ plaintiffs and others that the property was illegally sold by Village of LowvUle offi­ cials, who among others, e - ventually became the defen­ dants In a case before the Supreme Court, which has proven to be one of the mast controversial to ever come before the court In Lewis County, In Ws decision. Judge Tenney fcssr.dt al! vU- lage officials and other de­ fendants acted correctly m their handling of the prop­ erty transaction. Judge Tenney’s 12-psgp decision reads In p a rtasfol­ lows: \At the trial of thts ac­ tion, plaintiffs alleged that a certain deed from the Vil­ lage of Lowvllle to property- known as the “ Mercer Prop­ erty’’ was Illegally conveyed and Is, therefore, nuU and void. Plaintiffs, a s taxpay­ ers of the Village of Low­ vUle, contend (1) the Village Board transferred the prop­ erty when tt was dedicated to a valid public purpose (2) John MUler, as Trustee of the VUlage, and Nathan­ iel B. MerreU, as VUlage Clerk, violated the General Municipal Law, \The Mercer propertyhas boundaries of 115 x 102 feet and contains .282 acres, tf was acquired by the vlUage through a series of trans­ actions. A small portion was part of an original four acre tract known as the Mc­ Culloch Property acquired In 1929, The remaining por-* tion was originally part ot a tract known as the Richard­ son property acquired In 1938. \The McCnlloch property wjs purchased by an unre­ stricted warranty deed, but the resolution of the Village Board recognized a serious need for parking and the ab­ sence of a public playground. The resolution stated, tn part, ‘said property would mc'f* the rnnuir^menfn of the neceasary purposes of the corporation and tbe r e ­ quirements thereof for park­ ing automobiles and for the purpose of diverting auto­ mobiles from the streets of LowvUle and for such other purposes as the corporation may require.' At the time, there were 101.9 feet front­ ing cm State Street contain­ ing a private residence. \In 1931, as part ol a transaction wllh the Lewis • County Trust Company and the federal government,one- half of the front portion was transferred to the Ui,tted States for a post office. In return, the Village received WITHOUT RESTRICTION the rear portion of the Ri­ chardson property which wss approximately 2 acres. The Richardson property had a common boundary on the north with the McCulloch property. Both parcels a- butted the western property line of the post office. Af the same time, a public park­ way 55-feet w Ide was c rested from State Street to the rear line of Ihe post office north of the post office, “Tennis courts were con­ structed at various times a - and a lunch was served by the Food preparation ser­ vice, Mrs. Maurine Golas, director. The meeting was made possible through the belpand cooperation of Janies Arva» sites, director of B.D.C.EJS. and Marvin McClear, bead of the Auto Body Repair Shop at B.O.C.E.S. long a portion of tbe remain­ ing McCnlloch property and are still In existence. The McCulloch property was ne­ ver used as a formal park­ ing lot except es It exists at the present time. It has never been dedicated as a playground. For many years, it waa a vacant lot and was at times used is a source of ftll’for other village pro­ jects. “In 1957, the VUlage en­ tered Into a s e ries of dis­ cussions with the American Legion. In 1958, the Legion deeded a portion of Its prop­ erly from Dayan Strvet to the Richardson property. This doad authorised the VlUage to use Legion property for a public parking lot. In re­ turn, the village agreed to maintain a 'driveway or highway* from Dayan Street. \There Is evidence that during the ltftlee and early sixties there was a wide­ spread Informal use of the parkway extended along the eastern edges of the Ri­ chardson and McCulloch properties. Several changes had occurred In the area. The bank, church and two (Continued oo Page 5J During October, the Lewts County Department of Social Services expended $47,836.- 16 for public assistance for 322 cases, compared to $50,- 586.13 spent tn September fbr the same amount of cas­ es. In the same month last year, $48,051.01 was spent , for 323 cases. Medicaid payments a- mounted to $91,268,45 for 163 persons, compared to $88,921.44 for 161 persons during September and $101,- 145.89 for 900 persons in October 1912. Approximately 15% of the public assistance costs are reimbursed to Lewis County from federal and state funds, and about 12% of Medicaid costs a re reimbursed to the County. The following gives a com­ parison of cases and costs between October this year and October last year forthe public assistance programs: Aid to the Aged, Blind and Disabled, 169 cases In 19- 12, $16,214.92 and 188 cases to 1973, $19,663.12; Home Belle!, 44 cases to 1912, $6,951.71 and 33 cu e s tn 1973, $4,830.58; Aid to De­ pendent Children, 110 c u e s to 1972, $24,884.38 and 101 cases in 1913, $23,542.48; total, 323 cues to 1972, $48,031.01 and 322 c u e s to 1913,147,836.16. Of the October Medicaid expenditures, 71% went to hospitals and nursing homes, while physicians and pharm­ acists received 18%. Only 5% wss spent for ill other types o t medical care. Including dental care, laboratory fees, eyaghasat, eltate cart, home nursing service, and msdlcal transportation. Ctflld Welfare Services coat *5,936.62, of which $4,- 103.72 waa paid for care of children in foeter home* and $1,832,90 for children to pri­ vate Institutions. Tbe state reimburse# tor one-half tbe County A.S.C.S. cost of this type of care. Except for the cost of ad­ ministering the program, there is no Federal reim­ bursement on expenditures for the care of these chil­ dren. Employable persons in the Home Relief and Aid to De- ’ pendent Children Programs are still required to go per­ iodically to the -Jew York State Employment Office to LowvUle to either register for work or to pick up their public assistance checks, or both. There ts some concern a- mong assistance clients over the fuel situation. Notices are being sent to all cash assistance recipients with their December 1 checks, stating facts concerning the shortage' and giving sugges­ tions a s to how to save fuel and still be reasonably com­ fortable. Commissioner Freeman urges all clients to try their very best to con­ serve fuel. AU Old Age Assistance, Aid to the Disabled and Blind Assistance persons receiv­ ing a check on December 1, will have Included with their checks a notice teB’og them that starting January firat they will start receiving their checks from the Fed­ eral government through a new program administered by the Social Security Ad­ ministration known as Sup­ plemental Security Income Program. They are being uaured that they will re­ ceive no less than they r e ­ ceived to thetr December 1 cheek.' The present AABD cli ants must under­ stand that beginning Jan­ uary first and thereafter they wul not be receiving any more asslstancecheckafrom the Lewts County Depart­ ment of Social Services. The local Social Services De­ partment has made every possible effort to get aU persons presently receiving assistance In these three programs transferred prop­ erly to the new Supplemental Security Income Program. These persons will automat­ ically be under the new Pro­ gram January 1, and they do not need to apply tor IL After January 1, no per­ son needing to apply for cash assistance who ts 65 years of age or who ls disabled, or who is blind, should ap­ ply at the Social Services Department, but instead should make an application dtrecUy at the District Of­ fice of ttbe Social Security Admlnlstratpon from where the SSI Program will be ad­ ministered. There will be, however, several services available which a till must be obtained from the County Department of Social Services when need­ ed. Some of these services will be homemaker or house­ keeper services, help to mak­ ing suitable living arrange­ ments, If a person Is unable to care tor himself tn his own home, help to cope with physical handicaps o r health problems, help to get addi­ tional education or vocation­ al training, help to find em­ ployment, housing services, and maw other services to http B live ting the problems of dally living. 1 i s a • • • Energy Crisis To Elect Hits County While the nation ts In tbe midst of what appears to be a most Severe energy cri­ sis, various Lewis County governmental agencies were coming to grips wtth the problem this week, taking measures to conserve ener­ gy wherever possible. Reports from various a - gencies, particularly the schools, Indicated there Is considerable thought being given to the problem. Th# following reports were received this week, LEWIS COUNTY GENERAL HOS PITA.L At Lewis County General Hospital, according to Ri­ chard Anderson, superin­ tendent, aH possible mea­ sures are being taken to conserve energy. AH ther­ mostats are being cnecked to determine if they are functioning properly, hi non- patient a reas, a temperature range of from 85 to 68 de­ grees ts being maintained. Hospital technicians arere- viewlng and varlfytngadjust­ ments on boilers to make certain they are functioning at peak efficiency, AU win­ dows are being kept closed. Every other light only to be­ ing utlllAd in hallways and when bulbs sod tubes are burned out they will be re­ placed alternately. Hospital employes are being asked to turn out lights In a reas not being used. Outside deliv­ erymen, -when making de­ liveries at the hospital, are being supervised to make certain that doors are not left open any more than ab­ solutely necejs ary. LEWSS COUNTY COURT HOUSE County T reasurer Urban Karcher, whocoordinates the maintaining o f the Court House between the Mainten­ ance Department and the Board of L egislators, stated an extensive study is under­ way at the Court House to determine what means can be undertaken to conserve en­ ergy, He said one tube was being taken out of double­ tube fluorescent fixtures In hallways, statr-ways and a- reas not used for working. In addition, Mr. Karcher said that all outside lights,except one which is activated by a timer, are not being used. Tbe temperatur e In theCourt House Is being controlled at (Continued on Page 5) M e r r y J o u r n a l A gift subscription to the Journal and Republican will be appreciated again, and a - gain during the coming months, you can send it without fuss or bother. Just enclose it check, money or­ der, o r cash (We’ll fake .oe risk) for $6 In New York State. $5 In the Coi-nraentel United States, cm outside the country. Mat! to the Journal and Republican, lowvllle, N.Y, 133*7, An ap. propria to card In your name wlU be sent sl Christmas la ’he new- subscriber. We will start the subscription now o- at Christmas, whichever you please. Jome 42 farm resident* of Lewis County a re to the run­ ning for seven Agricultural Stabilization and Conserva­ tion (ASC) community com­ mittees, according to Cotaity ASCS Executive Director Amos Dykeman, The mall election for ASC community committeemen Is being held this month, and ballots have been mailed Nov. 19 to all persona eli­ gible to vote in the farm er committee elections, Dyke­ man s«ld„ The final date for mailing voted billots, or for dropping them off at the county ASCS office, Is Dec. 3, Ballots will be counted on Dec. 8 tn the county ASCS office, Reed Block, State SL, LowvUle, with the public In­ vited to attend. On Dec. 13, the newly e- lected community commit­ teemen will hold a county convention to nominate and elect one county committee member and two alternates. The newly-elected county committee member will serve for three y e ars,theal- lernafeg for one year. ASC community commit, teemen n o t only elect mem­ bers of the ASC county com­ mittee, but also assist the county committee throughout the year in the administra­ tion ot federal farm pro­ gram s locally, according lot Dykeman. to Lewis Comity, the principal farm programs are conservation program and feed-graln program. In the community commt. ftee man election, farmers In each community will e - lect three committee mem­ bers and two alternates, all to serve one-year terms. He pointed out that any farmer who is eligible fo take part In any ASCS pro­ gram is eligible to vole to the matt election. Voting eligi­ bility Is determined without regard to race, sex, color, religion o r national origin. Dykeman said a Hat (Continued on Page 1-B1 A JOURNAL FEATURE Tiny Lisa Kllngelsmtth, 3, \ l s Jn good ciwdltion” la the special care unit of a hospi­ tal in New York City after an extremely rare eight- hour surgical operation Nov, 9-10 that left her with an auxiliary Uver and tt good chance for life. In a bulletin released at 10:30 a.m., Nov. 10, doctors upgraded Lisa’s condition to “ good” from \satisfac­ tory.\ Doctors who worked a- gainst time to perform me critical, complex transplant said she will be to the spe­ cial section of the hospital for several weeks. While ihe Immediate prog­ nosis appears “ good,” they said tt would be several days before her condition can be described \a s progress­ ing.\ For Lisa, Nov. 9 was anew chance - her best so far — to flgbt for life. The tiny Monde was on the operating table for more than 8 hours ta only the fourth operation ot Its typeat Mem­ orial Sloan-Kettertag Can­ cer Center, New York. Mom than 65 medical pro­ fessionals on the transplant team - no more than 20 Df them tn the operating room at the same lime - labored throughout the night to trans­ plant the new Uver justfeelow and In back of the little g irl’s natural one. It will not be until almost 2 months — If things keep going well - before she can rejoin her parents, sister, and three brothers back in Alden, tn Western New York. Lisa’s troubles began 3 weeks after blrtn when ner parents, Mr, and Mrs.Bruce Kllngelsmtth of Townltne Rd., Alden, noticed she was Jaundiced -thatftercompTnx. fon was yellowed. (Continued on Page 5) LACS Appoints Teacher Paul Chapman of Fayette- vlllp was appointed to aa English teaching position st LowvUle Acaidemy tn action taken by the Board of Edu­ cation at its meettngon Mon­ day, November 26th. Mr, Chapman will be succeeding Mr. Albert Coffey who r e ­ signed ta assnme a position as a minister BaldwlnsvtUe. A graduate of Amherst Col­ lege, Mr, Chapman did his practice teaching to North­ ampton, Massachusetts. Currently he Is substituting and doing tutoring to the Syracuse area. This Fall he coached the Pop Warner Football Team that won the city championship. Last year he worked as a d irec­ tor of a Boys’ Club in Colorado. The Board appointed Mrs. Beatrice Kencajy fo a posi­ tion as full-time monitor, succeeding Mrs, Rile Burrows who resigned to (Continued on Page 6} , I i I ,

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