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Page 6—The Chronicle Express, Penn Van, N .Y ., December 28, 1978 (Bhrmtirlp E x p r e s s V u u r W tr 138 Main St.....................536-4422 P e n n Y o n , N e w Y o r k Yates County's Watchful Newspaper % fr\ret*dom Newspaper This newspaper is dedicated to furnishing information to our readers so they can better promote and preserve their own freedom and encourage Others to see its bless­ ings Only when man is free to control himself and all he produces, can he develop to his utmost capabilities. V\e believe that freedom is a gift from God and not a political grant from government. Freedom is neither license nor anarchy. It is self control. No more. No less. It must be consistent with the truths expressed in such great moral guides as the Coveting Commandment, the Golden Rule and the Declaration of Independence. Jonesville Tragedy W hile the bodies are undergoing the tedious iden­ tification process after their return to the United States, we think it appropriate to reflect on the les­ son for us all in the stories em e r g in g from Jones­ town, Guyana. N ews reports o f events there have blanketed the nation during the p a st two w e e k s, generating a great interest in finding out as m u c h as possible about what happened — what led the 900 or so follow e rs o f the R e v . Jim Jones to com m it m a s s suicide. An endless num b e r o f con jectu r e s , theories and guesses have been offered, but no one has been able to explain why the residents o f Jonestow n volun­ tarily—at least so it seem s — took their own lives and the lives o f their children and g randchildren. C a l i f o r n i a p s y c h o l o g i s t D r . N o r m a n E g g e r thought. They don’t tell y ou it c a n be purchased only at the e x p e n s e o f y o u r freedom o f c h o ice, your a b ility to think. The corruption of the J o n e stow n s o c iety- doubtless did not happen overnight. E v idence surfacing now indicates that the breakdow n from a philosophy of “ lov e ” to one o f “ f e a r ” probably occu r r e d so slow ly m a n y w e r e unaw a re o f the change. “ How could all those people let such a thing hap- 9 ” <■ I. V i e w f r o m t h e p a s t >1 pern W e ’ v e heard that question asked a hundred tim es since Jonestow n . Perhaps you have too. But look around you, and then deny that the sam e thing is happening in the United States today. It’s a gradual process, as gradual as the grow th o f a tree, occu r r - This is the old K euka H otel ow n e d and operated by ago. The large tree in the picture is said to haye ing so slow ly it ca n ’t be seen with the naked eye. the late B e s s ie Y o u n g . The date is about 1896 but been planted by the great grandfather o f the late th e o r izes the J o n e s fo llo w e r s w e r e seeking~“ an But govern m e n t’ s en c r o a c h m e n t into the lives of it is not known for what o c c a s ion the Penn Y a n B a n d G e o r g e C r o s b y o f E a s t E lm Street in Penn Yafy e s c a p e fr o m fr e e d o m , ” an e s c a p e fr o m a d u lt responsibility, a search for security without having to m a k e decisions, a return to childhood. Since its begininning, m a n k ind has sought citizens o f this country is nevertheless w e a r ing w a s there. The structure w a s torn dow n a few years aw a y out ability to think, to seek opportunity, to m a k e individual decisions. If y o u have doubts about that e n c r o a c h m e n t, start “ paradise” or “ utopia’on earth. The w o rd adding up the areas o f you r life c o n trolled or lim ited look into yesteryear * . / 4 4 utopia j > was derived from the G reek by governm e n t r e g u lation. F r o m the air you breath w o r d s m e a n ing “ no p la c e ” m u st e x ist “ s o m e p la c e ” to the food you eat, your freedom o f c h o ice is getting and have set out to find it. slim m e r ev e r y day — all for the good o f the m a s s e s , The R o m a n s tried it. E m e r s o n , Thoreau and o ther “ transcendentalists” had their ow n ideas about an existence without hunger, poverty, violence, injus- By CARL DRAKELEY 60 Years Ago 1918 nose while looking over the side of a Street commissioner looked on. ' ;> . ■( boat at Brandy Bay. when he was a 20 Years Ago 1958 i* u o f c o u r s e . The SS Leviathan, formerly the young lad. Some 250 children had been present German ship Vaterland. had landed in The Misses Elizabeth Cramer from for a Christmas party held at tne The idea that every A m e r ican citizen w o u ld obey New York with 11224 persons. Two Batavia. Mary Kipp from Veterans of Foreign Wars on East Elm a c h a r i s m a t i c le a d e r ’ s c o m m a n d to s w a l l o w a of. those were returning World Canandaigua. Blanche Kelly from Street. Not only did the youngsters , , , , ,, c . . . , .. . , , „ , f n .. War I GIs. Nine years later while the Rochester. Sabra Ross from Elmira receive gifts and candy from SanfL tice. It’s going on today, too. Citizens of the Soviet cyanide potion is absurd. But the potion o f c o llectiv- ship was docked in New York I had a and Mary Tobey from Perry, all Claus but were also treated to a movie, U n ion and oth e r M a r x ist n a t ion s a r e p r o m i s e d som e thing resem b ling utopia. No one talks about the c o s t o f that perfect s o c iety, ist c o n trol that w e ’ r e s w a llow ing is just as deadly. The R e v . J im m ie Jones m a y have provided a operators who was a friend of mine. tour of the giant by one of the radio teachers, were spending their holiday pop and hot dogs. Pat D'Amico was vacations at their respective homes in chairman in charge of details for the lesson for all o f us, if w e can only accep t it. Lional Cole from Camp Dix, N.J.. Penn Yan. Jim Geoghegan and John Swarthout Cut Spending T o o from Camp Taylor. Kentucky were all home for the holidays. 40 Years Ago 1938 party. The traditional New Year's Eve party was to be held on December 31. It has been suggested that the sharp in c r e a s e in Social Security taxes, scheduled to go into effect at the first o f the year, be postponed or reduced. Walter Calhoun was building a shed James Episcopal Church at Clifton at the rear of his property on Keuka Springs to become effective the first of The Rev. John E. Wootton had with dancing to the music of Clarence accepted a call to become rector of St. R v a ls orchestra. o f our econ o m y w h ich is not reflectin g the am o u n t Street for the purpose of storing second next year (1939). His replacement at St. Mr. and Mrs. Roswell Smith of Indian Pines. Penn Yan. had announced the o f grow th that a healthy econ o m y m u st have. hand furniture, paper, stock etc. After Marks in Penn Yan was to be filled by £°m/ n8 rT??.rr'{*fe t*1.e‘r daughter , . , . his death the business was continued bv Rev Alfred Head of Corning Rev Roslyn to Timothy Rice Jr. of Geneva J lus son Paul. The area has now been Head and his family were to occupv the , dutnuing xuiuiluu * J ‘ li% n Il'A m / N M II A A n o It t U t I A 4 r> A B a r r y Bosworth, director of the Council on W a g e o f previous unjustified r a ises in the m inim u m w a g e . c |earecj (0 make way for the new Day rectory on Chapel Street. for Women in Mass, while the and P r ice Stability, is advocatin g this to assist in curbing inflation. H e ie again is the fallacy of cutting federal incom e without cutting the spending. If the adm inistration is really sincere in its anti-inflation objective, all the tax cuts should be m a d e in the incom e tax and they should be coupled with cutbacks in spending by the various federal agencies. If they would c o n c e n trate on those agencies which are putting the m o st r e g u latory burden on business and industry, thus r e lieving them o f m a n y unneces­ sary costs, it would be reflected in low e r prices. A n o t h e r a n t i - i n f l a t i o n a r y m o v e w h i c h is a d v o c a t e d , a m o n g o t h e r s , b y F e d e r a l R e s e r v e Chairm an W illiam M iller, is to d e fer the im p e n d ing ra i s e in the m in im u m w a g e . T h e m i n i m u m is scheduled to go from $2.65 to $2.90 per hour Jan. 1,1979. Bosworth and the president do not fa v o r post­ poning this increase. F r o m beginnings in sm a ll business grow the large care Center soon scheduled for The Penn Yan Townsend Club was to Mroom-to-be was a graduate of Ndtrt industries, In othep w o r d s , the fu t u r e p f q u g ^ c o jiom y construction. depends on a healthy environm e n t € o r sm a ll bUsi- Dr. rtarrv ?'$ .) TUthiil •.'vaiiO.nui had hold its next meeting in the Arcade Dame University. The Rice family noto i l l • - - , . . . * 1 , ■-l ; ness. '»• , j i ‘ , i , . l appointed the Yates County ’ health officer to succeed 0 Dr. Georefe ! E. Townsend Club had been formed some i i v i u u c A i i n c i t i n g H i t u t : / \ i v a u t : l,.‘. ” \ i - building in Penn Yan with Dr. Ira C. Ide . I •vmtsh-iijo wp-idaiti of Dundee being the main speaker, The The Chronicle-Express cannesWlie It has been ev id e n t that e v e r y in c r e a s e in the Stevenson who had resigned frbim this time previously for promotion of a m inim u m w a g e has been the c a u s e o f grea t e r unem - 1)081 ploym e n t. And that unem p loym e n t has hit the areas 50 Years Ago 1928 government payment to be made to senior citizens. With the coming of The Sweet Shop located on Main social security the club was abandoned. notice of the death of Mrs. Beatrice Horton DeMelt at her home on Stank Avenue in Penn Yan. She will be well remembered by many as a musi<t teacher in the Penn Yan public schools' Her late husband Dr W. Eugefte w h e r e the problem is the greatest. F o r , if a person Street in Penn Yan and established by Mrs. Merrill Bridgman of Montour - > is sim p ly not ca p a b le o f produ c in g at a rate w h ich Peter C. Costes was celebrating its 12th Falls and Penn Yan had displayed her eJ l ! ? e ^ erl will sustain the p r ice per hour, that person w ill gain anniversary. I recall that several young own creations of evening gowns and nothing and lose all as the jo b disappears. people, during that time, had been a frocks at a style show held at the of Schools in Penn Yan and la(er became dean at Florida Southern part of the “ soda fountain crew. «i Jefferson Hotel* in Watkins Glen. The College at Lakeland Florida. M a n y a sm a ll business w h ich has attem p ted to Among those were Dorothy and Bridgmans now reside in Canandaigua, sw im against the rising tide o f higher labor costs Virginia Clark. Ernie Baxter. Clarice 30 Years Ago 1948 10 Years Ago 1968 Winners in the Christmas decoration has, in the end, been sw a m p e d and put out o f the Brunskill. Tony Ottavanio and myself. The Yates County Chapter of the contest sponsored by the Penn Yan econ o m y . T r y in g to o v e r c o m e the m a n d a ted cost Mrs. Costes. the former Winifred National Foundation for Infantile Chamber of Commerce and the for u n d e r a c h ievers has also lost job s for those who could pull their w e ight in higher pay brackets. Burroughs, still maintains her home in Paralisis had contributed $1500 to the Municipal Board were William €$£ Penn Yan. National Chapter. This announcement Denniston of Henry Street. Ward K{ If the a d m i n i s t r a t i o n w a n t s to d o so m e t h i n g Chapter. Order of Eastern Star, the *. .L. , .. , . had been made by Hugh Meldrum. Stout of South Avenue and John L. , 1 . ^ . T Ual, n^ et.mg °J. Am5 chairman of the Yates County Queenan of East Main Street. C a r t e r ’ s ow n anti-inflation p r o g r a m ca lls fo r a im m e d iate and tangible to assist our sick econ o m y following officers had been elected. th t , j is now a thine of theoast _ _ - ........... _ TV/t Pi’ \7i zxl nt UA^itnlrAf* T\ !\ r»o D aa 4 ^ *0 r committee. We can all be very thankful The paper had a picture (courtesy Ed lim it of 7 percent in pay raises. Y e t here is a law soon going into effect which m a n d a tes an in c r e a s e of over 9.4 percent. R a ther than holding ba c k the w a g e spiral this one will force em p loyers to raise the pay of thousands above the w a g e guidelines. And this politically m o tivated m a n d a te is not the least o f its total d e v a stating e ffect on s m a ll business. it should pull out all stops to get C o n g r e s s to stop the in c r e a s e in the m inim u m w a g e . Mrs. Violet Whitaker. Mrs. Beatrice Pickett. Mrs. Carrie Kirkpatrick. Mrs. Clara Meade. Mrs. Dorothy Brvan. Worden) of the PYA basketball teamof Such a m o v e w ill not be popular with labor union Mrs. Pearl Clumm and Florence M. leaders for they use such hikes as a springboard Wilkins. for negotiating m o r e for their higher paid w o r k e rs. Harry C. Morse, owner and operator PYA was Harry's speaking coach. Word had been received that Harry 1922-23. The team was coached b>* Warr. a junior at Penn Yan Academy, Joseph Challis and managed by Walt was the winner of the State American Pond. Others in the picture were Guy Legion speaking contest. Miss Porter. Bill Craugh. Conrad Tunney. Charlotte Grady, a faculty member at Ken Dean. Earl (Midge) Culhane, Bryce Barden. Raymond Hamm and’ It m a y be tim e now for the politicians to get their of the Elmwood Theatre in Penn Yan. The Chronicle-Express was showing Herbert Fullagar. Coach Challis. Bill a d v ice from other sou r c e s . The labor union leader- had entertained the 1st and 2nd grade a picture of village trustees Lester Craugh. Ken Deart and Ray Hamm It is sm a ll and m e d ium business that has been hurt ship is about the poorest sou r c e for sound ad v ice children from Liberty Street School at Fanning. George Crosier and Frank are now deceased m o st by federal regulation. It is this sam e sector to cu r e our ailing econ o m y and its sick dollar. the theatre. Harry was apt at magic Queenan overseeing the planting of a An automobile agency was Americans Overseas and slight-of-hand tricks but his fame tree as a replacement program. Paul advertising (in Geneva) Volkswagort will be more widely recalled for the Bams, a local nurseryman, was cars for $1749. This price also included catching of a Keuka Lake trout by his wedding the shovel while Jay Rice, federal excise tax and import duty. , , 'i<> In one respect, the United States is alm o s t in a taxation class by itself. Most m a jor countries do not tax incom e earned by a citizen e m p loyed and living abroad. The United S t a t e s d o e s , a b o v e s p e c i f i e d le v e l s o f e x e m p t incom e . , Since the countries in which they are resident m a y also be nicking A m e r ica n e m p lo y e e s , m o s t U.S. firm s operating overseas consequently have reim ­ bu r s e m e n t p r o g r a m s to o f f s e t ta x e s not on ly on incom e s but also on housing and other living-cost allowances. The com b ination of U.S. and local taxation can m a k e an A m e rican working overseas a very expen­ sive business expenditure. W orking it out under var­ ious local conditions, the C o n ference B o a r d finds the cost o f m a intaining a $40,000 a-year A m e r ican in Saudi A r a b ia is $135,206 and in Japan $132,567. M e x ico is a relative bargain at $84,259. It’ s ch e a p e r in m a n y ca s e s to em p loy non- A m e r icans. F o r exam p le, the em p loym e n t at co m ­ parable salary level in Saudi A r a b ia of a Swede, with no tax obligation to the governm e n t back hom e in Stockholm , costs only $44,000. In Japan it goes up to $118,730, but that’ s still $14,000 under the equi­ valent cost of an A m e r ican. The bottom line appears to be that A m e r ican s are being priced out o f the m a r k e t for A m e r ican busi­ ness overseas. F r e e d o m ’ s cause picks up new friends every day. Bill M onroe, executive producer and m o d e rator of the television interview program M eet the Press, recently told a group of broadcast journalists that the Federal Com m u n ications Com m ission and its regulations “ ought to be scrapped in favor free elec­ tronic m edia licenses on the sole condition that sta­ tions adhere to assigned frequencies.” T h a t ’ s w h a t a g r o w i n g c a d r e o f lib e r t a r i a n scholars of the m e d ia have been saying for a decade. C o n tinued M o n r o e , “ T h e v e r y ex isten c e o f the FCC, with its com p u lsion to sanitize airw a v e s of the unequal, the unfair and the im p u re — the very existence o f this federal control com m ission dis­ co u r a g e s the id e a o f a s s ig n in g k e e n , th o u g h tful people to say what they want to sa y .” A p t o s s is p u b l i s h e d e v e r y T h u r s d a y b y G r e e n h o w N e w s p a p e r s . In c . S e c o n d n i > 11 1 P e n n Y a n . N. \ . P o s t O f f i c e 14527. O f f i c e s a r e m a i n t a i n e d a t 138 r j a n . N Y . 14527 C o r p o r a t e o f f i c e s a r e m a i n t a i n e d at 85 C a n i s t e o S t r e e t . C o u n t v tgiMi S u b s c r i p t i o n R a t e s : O n e Y e a r Y a t e s . O n t a r i o . S c h u y l e r . S t e u b e n by maii 3 5 .'“ ' Klsvwlu'rv continental U.S. One Year $ 9 . 0 0 : Half Year $ 8 . 0 0 ; Single eopv H o r n e l l . N Y . i Response Editor’s Note: This letter was written to Robert Hetrick in response to his letter which appeared in the Dec. 21 issue of The Chronicle-Express. Dear Sir, Thank you for taking the time to send us your views regarding our present contract situation. You mentioned several percentages in your statement against us. but did not indicate the sources of your information. In particular, we disagree with your comment that our last two contracts produced an increase in teacher income that is 100 per cent more than the increases in income of area taxpayers for the same period. If you have proof of this statement, please send it to us. for the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates otherwise. One thing is documented and certain. According to all major news forecasts, our economy is heading for double digit inflation. For a young teacher to settle for a 7 per cent increase with no increment this year land, in the future, settle for a percentage increase which is less than the rate of inflation > it is fairly obvious that the longer he works, the less real wage he makes. This would mean no growth at all. instead, it would be a deterioration of buying power. Your praise of Dr. Thompson in his belt-tightening campaign to hold down school expenses is understandable. Did you also support Dr. Thompson when the salaries of administrators were negotiated'.’ Dr. Thompson managed a contract in excess of $34,000 plus benefits and junkets for himself. It seems that teachers - not admin­ istrators - are being singled out for your criticism. Elliott Vorce President of the P.Y.T.A. Keuka Park fiasco To the Editor: Let's look at the facts in regards to the Keuka Park fiasco. At the beginning the hearings held by the town planning and zoning boards were a foregone conclusion. That Mr. Nicolo; the selling broker and a member of the planning board, voted on this issue, is a pure conflict of interest. Then Mr. Healy ’ makes a statement. “ the zoning board will do what's best for the town.\ I wish John Payne would instruct these people that the taxpayers elect a town board to look out for the town, and the zoning board is appointed to protect these taxpayers on zoning issues only. Several years ago these same people were telling Pete Fingar what a good buy Strong Hall was at $82,000. and the building would only need minor repairs. Now it seems the property is worth only $55,000. and half of this structure must J be demolished as it is not economically 1 possible to repair it. Now these same j people were either lying then, or lyi$g | now 1 At this point 1 noticed the two fi>r h sale signs Mr. Nicolo had on the ttyo a - ' residential lots, on the opposite side o f v the street, had disappeared\4fter they had been there for about a year, It must be hard to explain how you iban't s^ll one lot for $1,000 when the other was worth $20,000. I At the zoning board hearing, t&e attorney realized tlpt Mr. Nicolo cannot be heard anymore as his word is valueless. They decide to buy the services of a broker by the name of ^ Mrs. Sei bert. Being >a Real Estate I Broker does not make you an expert In this type of testimony, and all she did was recite Mr. Nicolo's rubbish 0s presented to her by the attorney. Doesn't she think StrongHall property is worth more than $55,000? j I read in the paper the rteighborhopd is going to Court on this matter because neither the planning or zoning board did their job to protect the taxpayers. Is tlje town going to get stuck for more legjal fees due to their negligence, or is John Panic and his appointed board going|o pay these costs? They have already cost the people in Jerusalem abofit M.000 on the last fiasco concerning Strong Hall. j An 1 nterested Taxpayer <

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