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The Greenwich journal and Fort Edward advertiser. (Greenwich, N.Y.) 1924-1969, February 09, 1967, Image 4

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tiS fe fS \-UX' T H E THITRSDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 1967 %& .?S? ap 41^ W ?'. KSStf*** ’•?*' ’&tfc**,\!*i*t. - • *■ fo call on 900 acres of .teotyfciA *-ttrt> site of a generating plant, but it §^|%!§|0 iia ^ fp n 4 , our greetings aiid offer ^ i'loliirt , ait/I iiQio*liKr»i'liivocfl frv *NT.l-. ’ip®? $fe§8§sft.;-t8^ •*., to|S#tiore than one use that wM tei!§ get confused. , -i ^?kq iaposttopliG. can b1e.used- to indicate the ', om ission of one or more letters or figures— suck .a s it is ; i&ii?t Ib r is n o t j ’67 for 1967. ; ; It -can be ttsed to form the possessive case— 4|a tlae |t>rse*s ^mot(th> the g irl’s m iniskirt. ^ i^nsed to form the p lu rals of letters a»d Agiires—t-bi-ee a ’s j two 7’s. * \ i4 ; l t j$,ahlo'use& t o ’end a quotation w ith in a t^ | # t i< iiV :an& is kuowu as a s in g le quote m ark ease, but i t looks ju s t the same as au ap^iptophe.1 L e t ’s not get into quotation m a rks The nip’st^CQiim ion m istake that we run laerosis is the .^ a tiiito iis use of an apostrophe . ■ especially the pronoun, rM fl^»gobs by that we don’t run aer66H%a sejitenc^ in. the nows that passes over our -desk p i.iy jiic h this m istake is made-^-the elul) w ill Jin v c ' it ’s annual p a rty— o r the lik e . • 6 n (n iatloh a l dairy- organization w h ich sends us syeVs.releiises • lias n e v e r failed yet to end its ifo p y w ith the statem ent that the m ilk is w o rld h ig h s “ for it Js richness.*’ * •' r . % * ' oitb* liiii? .‘p it • so bothered by this that ’ the dal^y organijiatioii, to no a v a il. *The story s t ili comes in with the statem ent at ^tlie; ^ 9 about ^Xt richness. ’ ’ . ' , ii^ e 'C ^ itte 't'O .th e eonclusioii that any­ one who holds out for observance of the niceties [©£ s^ - '^ iih c tu a tio ii >s fighting a losing . ‘b a it& i* ’Sa<lh'f. things are scarcely taught in iieliools today, and it is evident from some of th^'^opyl w e see 1;hat em anates from th e ’ edu- , eaii&rs w $ l as.the students .and the educated. find rank high .• 'i . ■* •«''» »-*•■- * • S’ •* « - <» T-^l i « -fct iE= - to : newcomers, a»4 as old residents, \vith e6tt-;^|| sklerable pride in .^ashiugton couuty mid the 3 | town of Easton,' we would like to take. • the j liberty of offering Hiagjafa/Mohawk 6ne;i® n ^ £ ^ gestion: . -V ; ' v ' * ' • - : • ' . t i . ... v. ,M I ■fai-W ra .\ W :. Interesting World by Abby Berg . L I F E L I N E S - JL . - 7 ’ ■ I * .-V . T ^ \ C would be ruisnoniers,; drily (faashig- confusiom. -.v' . . ’V- ' - . ' • •■/ There is' -good..tradition; fO f.’using -plaoQ.’ names in naming jjarticular buildings or fea­ tures,- -For one thing, it helps to locate tliem. : The D elphic oracles held fo rth in Delphi., of tile GomOiu-. .. ./. to the construction p* **-**- Niagara Molmwfc -will' f ’ ready tp be helpful, if we ' ' dia. settlors usually have the prerogative ., , (if offoxdng at leasf-one word of advice or opinion Boston common ,is in Boston. The St. Law ­ rence seaway is ' on, the St. Lawrence: rive r.; Niagara Mohawk’s Nine M ile Point' nuclear plant is at Nine M ile Point on Lake Ontario. • Neighbors, your new home is in ISaston, in - Washington county. You should be jpst as proud to call it the Easton \plant as we are to have you here, ’ Jf we ' ot ; whit’s Ipoct, fb^ oUr- selves—eventually’ it*s' good for others, too. * -■* * * *\ r -The 'Hereafter w ill take care of itself. The here and now is wliat must fmdTemedies for; f * •?» ^5 ■ most eoinnion er-ror.-you’ll i^ntl the —pronouns hers and' theii's graced with an ajios.- . Jrophe, but/,i i ^ headfe.ttid;':list.r<;. ..... • Close on the heels of the pronoun ‘‘‘it ’s” comes the confusion over the pluriil possessive. Take a woman. Make her plural, and then give her something. I t ‘is women-s, or womens’. The same for a man. You carl see it written men’s or mens’, depending on the fancy of the scribe. The politer form of lady and gentleman is sub­ ject to the same error. .W e’ve seen gentlemens’ many a time, and believe it or not, ladle’s. The misplacement of an apostrophe is very offensive to us, and you may say ive’re-easily offended. Do you like to see .Tolies’ PlYarmaey vritten Jo in ts Pharmacy;?., N ^ roes’, rights turned into Negroe’s rights ? It luipptujtj all the i time. Watch, you’ll see many such essvmples. «* , d Then you come to a rather murky ques­ tion. Should you in making the drug;'store owned by M r; Jones, Joneses Phnfinacy,\or per­ haps Jones’es-Pharmacy., \The a^iioritfes'are ’as confused on'this as anyone, but none of them wants to solve the problem by making it J one’s. The best,rule we can find on this, and on such other propea* nouns as Schultz, Moses, Illinois and Dickens, is to use a rule of thumb. If you aihl(an S^soiuid in speaking the word in its possesW^Ye iq^jqa^add .apostrophe s. If the .proiraneiafioH is uuclianged, add'just an apostrophe. So Schultz bfceomos Schultz’s when he is made to possess Sotnething, Moses is just Moses’, Illinois get only the apos­ trophe, and Dickens is Dickens’. Another misplaced apostrophe in proper names you’re apt to seo is on Christmas cards and mailboxes or front lawn signs. The Smith fam ily may feel an apostrophe is in order. Ileally, it isn’t but if tliev insist on using one, ~it certainly should he llie ‘‘ Smiths*, not the Sm ith’s, assuming there's-more than one Smith sending the greeting or in residence. It-all- gets” pretty complicated—that’s for Too many of us are used by life—instead of the other way around. . ,, ; In a democracy, the common man rules. A id yet—^when we seek a 'candidate for high office —it’s the uncommon man we need. ' ' > ; ' ' ' '■ ■#' ^ Ht , < . Too'rnuch concern with public Opinion—repeals toc> little con-' cern with one’s own. - • ' - r * * s ■ 4 read^w'h'Qfe a social scientist is calling for 20th. century A.nierieans to “durrip the'load of sanctified, -idiocy we mislabel our moral value?, and accept the principles. of .nature.”, ... , To me, morai jjalues and the principles Of nature, work—or should work—hand in hand. ‘ ** * * * * * Anyone who suffers under the illusion that we \are civilized— should mingle wilh the mob during a sulbway. rush hour. Stone-Agers there - are in the majority—and the survival of ' the fittest reigns supreme; I The parasite takes the easy, self-indylgent way Qut. ,,‘He sows not, neither--does-he reap” Thet-oittcom«rIn-additLon-to-reducing . !• ^\pjfttj'rthat'emshesTdeal'ism i is sllspe’ct^ Tragioally, t)}e id<$lis\ tic person without great, re­ serves <>f strength, is all to vul­ nerable to being crushed by'pro­ saic duties and prosaic,‘society. We rail against the. so-called opi ni on-molders: Television producers, magazine and news­ paper feditors, and WDadison Ave­ nue ccirnmereializers. ‘ But- perhaps We''are placing the cart before the horse. Having had some personal ex­ perience with the three groups —and iiavingVseen them in ac­ tion behind- “■the . sceiies—-I’m; here- to- tell.yoa it’ss niore a mat­ ter of pandering to public taste -^.than opinion iftblding. * * •.. « * . , -Truly courageous peopie often seem ruthless, but theirs is the greater kindness. « =S * f *■ ^ It isn’t fear- of others that makes us ■ despair; it’s fear, of ourselves. Ultimately Wfi’xe ;our own executioners\ or oUr own deliverers. Only those who have never grown, up—continue to place every personal mishap on outside influences—or destiny. *$■*** Life-is—a-problenfc. When—we stop, having probletrxs—we stop living. Aiid vice versa. * * « . 4 * Before you sacrifice yourself for ano-ther—child, mate, parent or relative—think of the final parasite listens to everything (everybody tells him—just so he doesnlt have to take responsi­ bility for his own actions. * * * * * With all o’ur labor-saving de­ vices—are- our jobs any less tiring than dinosaur hunting? * * * D * Granted, many of the old ways are outmoded. But are \mod’’ ways any better moded? Why don’t we relax—stop being Our identity as individuals, and effectiveness > as. peisons—self- sacrifice often weakens the re­ cipient and ends'in sorrow for alh - 'w . -. J Red Cros$ Helps M illtd fy-Fatnilies Red Cross -service to,-military 'such old-fashioaed or modern' families to help^indi^iduals and 1 snobs—and accept the best of families meet' the inevitable the ol’d and the’ best of the new? J problems that arise when a * ° 15 * * member of tiie family Is absent on m ilitary. <luty. I>uring 1966 the servieo -answered 1552 re­ quests for help. The Assistance- extended ranged from. a. small personail service to relieving a complex pr(>Mem, two-way re­ porting between the RetT Cross chapter and- the fibEd'directors at the serviceman’s military in- starllations, a loan or grant in an Emergency, and tracing a tardy or lost allotment check. The local chapter assisted with reports needed by the military in connection with emergency leaves and leave extensions, and assisted families in complying with military requirements re­ garding hardship and reassign­ ment of duty. The greatest enemy of suc­ cess? Not bad luck, nor lack of advantages, nor eveji a disas­ trous heredity. It’s1 dividing, yourself into too many pieces. Thomas Alva Edison was asked the secret of his success, and he replied, ;,I work 16 to 18 hours- a day. But that alone means' nothing. Many people work as hard and long as I do, and are failures. The difference is—they do a variety of things —I do only one.” Runaway egotism is the poison that kills human relationships, lit feeds on the destruction of others—-and vufture-Iike—e a n sense a prey 'in the offings sure. ■ \ frig hiS'^Stofe. 'M&'ifieW' biiilding. ’ ' J \ -\.' -k,‘ Who ’ was, burned out last siiihmer, has re- ‘ShJBp; on an e^r^ed a*fcd |m.proyed plan, ■aiid. last .^eefc retyrned, ta-Ms old of fh4 • tin asaGrtmfeiit ■‘Tjf 'rJIardWarev. Tin hs|ment. in the .CQuntytrT!,iLen’’ is of brick, three storys in height, constructed in modern style', with large glass front, and is an ornament to the vil­ lage. In addition to accommoda­ tions for his own business, it contains rooms for an office in the'second story, and the third is designed for a Public Hall for lectures, exhibitions, &c., &c.-^ .; (The Cozzens building is now occupied ^by Cronin’s Hardware.) A* HALF CENTURY BACK February 7, 1917— , H. J. Taber, one of the ap­ praisers of the estate of Willard Herrington, a reputedly wealthy JO U R N A L Jane \fr. Tefft; Editor i NATIONAl NEWSPAPER . A , ! ><AATI0N AFFILIATE MEMBER l d?m SD A Y BY ‘ X , % t % -12,834 'Jwie. 0t»e * ' - - f ■ • '• ' ■ ■ • ..... y-.lv,'> „v lit Ih6 Office at • 'tir®^ieh, Y o ^ ; i28S4 v “ -: ' bachelor who lived near Arch- dale, was searching for addit­ ional securities besides, those found in the man’s safe deposit hpx at the Greenwich bank, and he discovered about $18,000 in transferable bonds hidden in a secret compartment that Mr. Herrington had a pp.a r e n 11 y made himself in the top of an old ti'unk which contained a quantity of old letters and oth­ er worthless papers. Mrs. Eliza­ beth Hill of Easton was the only surviving sister of the family of six, aijd was appointed admin­ istratrix of her brother’s estate. THIRTY YEARS AGO February 10, 1937— ... The WPA had approved a sup­ plemental allocation of ; federal funds -o t continue improvement, of the Herbert Hutchens ro.ad in the town of Greenwich. This road extended north from the Beech Hill schoolhouse. For }he past two years work had been carried on the .Beech H ill road. The federal government was to contribute $4,208.70 for labor and the town board of Green-, wich had set aside $2,439.30,J maWng a total expenditure of $6,468. Twenty-six men were to be employed for three months during the summer. . The Greenwich Chamber of Commerce was urging that the state complete reconstruction of. the <J re e n w i c h-Schuylerville ilat-e ro^id. There' were twp short strips 'of highway on the road which were in bad repair.. The 'ReimblicatL ydlla’ge cau­ cus wai 'eklled for l?ebrttar^ 23, aiid the hidicattions.' ;were Ithat fhi§ ftfeseht h6id!ers‘ whpsie' -terms expired wbuld be candi­ dates. They were Joseph Lyttle , One man’s problem is another man’s, status-quo. Situations apn’i, .troublesome in them ­ selves. It depends on how we relate to them. * * * )j* * Every person\ was put on this world to' contribute something to it. If we’re not true to our­ selves, if we don’t develop the abilities and talents that were given to us at birth, if we don’t think o u r • own thoughts—we don’t count. „ ijs , s|s igs #. Hfi 'A man must give back to so­ ciety as - much or more than he takes from it. This is the balan.ee of nature in operation. Life and death begin at 40— life’s ^ividijng, line. The imma­ ture begin’to '-atropliy. But the live peopl# grow m'ore .ali've by capitalizing' oh the tex^erieiice of youthful y^ars. ' — iProclamation Whereds: All organizations of whatever kind, andv all public, parochial and private schools should emphasize the study of American history at all times, but most particularly during the month o f' February, and since American history contains the' inspiring record of our na­ tion’s past, and Whereas: February is the most appropriate month for cel- .eMation of. our great .American., Heritage, containing as it does the •birth date of our greatest heroes,, the ,.First and: Sixteenth Presidents-of the United? States, G-eo'rge - Washington and Ajbra- hani'Lincoln, and . ;.t, WJiereas: The- national soci­ ety, Daughters of the American Revolution, has sponsored Amercan Hfstory Month' in Feb­ ruary since . 1955, and has stress&TEhe 'stddy and riiainten- ■antfe' in our Vo'ffug' ^feople “tfte values of their study-of Amer­ ican History, and • , ; Whereas, It is altogether fit­ ting and propei- that the village of Greenwich join with the Daughters of the American Bev- oiutibn- in this-celebration. Now, Therefore, I, Charles H. Dolan, mayor of the tillage of Greenwich!, do request by procla­ mation that every effort be made in Greenwich to stress .the vitality and freedom we enjoy as citizens of the United States of, America. The facts o£ written history, refute. the theory that Indifference and ignorance can replace patriotism. Let us all contribute' to the growth of our American heritage and develop finer citizens for future gener­ ations. CHARLES H. DOLAN, ’ Mayor -\' ■ “ B l e s s Y o u , S i r , F o r S h o w in g M fe - fty ~ - E iT (> r ’ 5 .Jr., mayor; Russell Edgerton- and John. H. Dewell, trustees. . Deaths'. Andrew Bell, 64, Cam­ bridge; Mrs. Thomas O’Donnell, East Greenwich. TWENTY YEAR? AGO ’ February. 5, 1947- All teachers in the Greenwich central school district would re- j eeive salary increases, provided ' for in the emergency teachers, salary law which h a d been J passed by the state legislature. <3pie board of education voted to1 comply with the provisions of tiie law giving teachers a mini­ mum salary of 52,000, and to utilize the state aid offered to provide salary increases of $300 ffir the./yea£ro£3Sl47. t iff a jor General John Bernard BrSqks who had retired from active duty with .the United States' arrte'bad,jbeeri honored by' King 6eor|fe v l and the British government for his serv­ ices during the past war. Gen­ eral Brooks had been notified that he had been nominated by King George as a Companion of the Most Honorable Order of the Bath. The orde^ vvas one of the high ranking British decor­ ation, comparable to the distin- guisher service cross. Deaths: Dr. Philip V, “Weaver, 61, -Greenwich; Mrs. William S. Divine, 41, Cambridge. /JUST A YEAR AGO February 10 * 1 $ 66 — < The number of trustees of the Greenwich Free library was in­ creased from five to six by amending the constitution at the khiiufd • library mjeefing held #ebriiary Wev-: er ,Was eletcdd trustee for five yeafs to fill the newly created it a u t o I' ’4'V. JL ,^ s % K<J> • • ir. V\*’ ..-‘.V - •

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