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The Greenwich journal and Fort Edward advertiser. (Greenwich, N.Y.) 1924-1969, August 10, 1967, Image 7

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It ta3?eg a eorisiilera^le anioun't of iinstgiiiat iota for instance to make a lamp out of a guii stock: oa* a oailk eau, a chandelier out of iUflax vv I k v I, a laiagazine rack out of a tin wash boiler. V - ; *. \ ’• -- \•: thile f i r m sh o p m oved iiito ih e utensils Qi*r «t Ifoip the b$nt, h®«se h&ve been «a have- the kitchen used. . • Im a g ine tfcejshoelf: mid am fiaem ent of our great-granaparentg to find a liv in g room fur- - nished lik e t h is :D r y gink fa r a bar, bedroom . commodie '•%•» side tuible, co b b le ’s bench f$r H i *8$d :f« b o ilin g m^ipfe ^ B i ^ r ^ f o r d w r^ td ^ i, |i^e#,.ljw e e diehes fQr a s h ' |p i|e ii«Fs f^ r pow ers,. % acoffee syrup f o r a h a b y ’g e jadle& i trays, 'W i^ b '1 ra f f i ’iparn siw^j butter crocks arid e v e r y t h i n g fr o m roil ^burijs for ^Jt:##lKa couple spia#i£ps'““ milking .stoQljfor iron kettles : to?' aa«^?a«d:,TO |^ • lamps;#wd. ..... ancestors, oil ^aiatin^s that cajne from some un­ known: attic. ^ d : Out in tli,e yard they ’d see a cu tter sittin g ?! on the gxas^j w ith flovrefs p leated in it p ro b a b ly,' the drivew ay-lined w ith vragpm wheels,, a w agoii seat on thfe porch, andlslieiW h' b ells hung by H liV ; ; . • • '.> / . - v '; '- ’. ‘ \When in doalbt of wh^t lo do with, some sQTcailed aritiifip out of tliie bam, cellar, kitchen or attic, t in* converter has three obvious choice^: Cau it be a rosagrazijie holder!' Caii it be fixed up as a lamp? O r csan_ it be made into a planter? Gfrt slipped}and: there’s still an an- 1 sver—ai (.•ouvcisatloii piece. Candle molds and ‘ wtiniic^s, oseri: yolses and iron shoe fornis,-^- . they cau :be?'lisg)ra.y^'d iivilte livLng eoqei of a ir . '±v* D 'o a ’t gei. _tl|e i d e a t h a t , w e d i s l i k e a n t iq u e s . r grfe^By iM jfaii'e ;th e m \ W e are so m o w j ia t = 1' ”' 1 e i hQ.crified th o u g h a t tlfe ^•our g r a n d p a r e n t s h a d are ‘. ainused and^i way some of fhe-il used' it'fei^’t limited to th<B.|ii-. m ' ^ niee|y .U> j^ t u id a s in ^ h e tique. ^ painted I t ' , $ 20,556 to shtdy*the bjood group of Zlot - aika -PigS -in- loland? ©r $70, OOOyOOO t6 stUtb'.; the perspira- llbrt problem ofc A-borigines in Australia? - (More about this lifeF.); / . , •* Laugh’, but, tfiese incredible .figures '4re;*itrui&^jaiid merely a sample . of Ib’iMe IVilliant uBlfaia- ^tktt-of-our'taxdoHars, ■ \ Cui>* for fh« homefoiks are aijttlier solurce of ; government mmiificenco., Unfittingly spon- •SQfedv4wJWe taxpayer. Ipso« . facto, >n offshoot Is the^ bloutl- ier rioting now characterizing racial 'insurrection in a spread­ ing number »i metropolitan ar«5,. ,, : ' \|W9. 'b^esonj^ piaot' is, the Anteri^n^puijlie has ia eifeet, s u l ^ i i l i ^ ^ ^ o s t ' ,ol. th e : gufa- deaths>--resHli|ng {;from. the New-; arlt riotsy the worst since Watts, (At jtess Uine, jpetrait had not. yet e3Eplodeil,i) rAnad it is indi- reotjy resporiiSilrio-. for the lmii- dreaif who v wCf® ilWQ^nded by ’butifitSt >AiT3fi^l:Sl. .the innocent sufftired: the-btUnt of the sav- agrj?'. 'i-.-.y- „ ;V' ' Wild shots1 accounted fof mariy kilHafes ancf critical in- juries. {A'•white Newark resi dent pihOSted ailrittg the writing o f this column'1 to say he had been lying on feitfef floor in his project Si>artifleht, daring the ricftfng, ‘whe’n ' IbuUets whizzed over hds head.) K t 'tli&:' 'hglglt| of the Black P w e r war ^gainst “Whitey”— w lnlfi t h e ' ci tj' svas. literally un­ der ,§iegf jay surprisingly well- a^med ^frooijk’\ and snipers ,fi] p<Aicyv- a due \ to •the easy avaiiatiility of guns to - anybody who has\ the price.” . JRdtftrii QiJ* June' 1 3 , iust j n|on|*|.. betore.the Newark A*io- lejt)LC&:LeruptM}j.Jj_.C.ongr.ess voted a $2,300,000 'subsidy to the . Na­ tional Rifle •‘association. ‘ And once againAYdeSpite pleas by 'Pres. Johnsdn, gov’t leaders, the House failed to pass legislation for strict cofttyol of firearms. Why? The Pentagon, which in sisfcs that the. citizenry tost be trained in tWe use of arms, and the powerfur NORA lobby whose vague rationale ds that “ the sub aiciip is needed for our defense forcesv^Sxe fieHInd the Congres­ sional madness. Ironically, though the vast majority fear; widespread cir­ culation v of weapons, in the •aggregate, it’s the majorityt who fihanciallyi; support the 809.000- member . NfRA . . which has net. list' assets of $10,8000,000! ' ■ The byproduct of U. S. pam­ pering of gun clubs (the Penta­ gon also hends -them rifles and provides-free ammunition!) is the laisSez:-fftire,' “Sacreti Cow” attitude q J the House toward clamping down on indiscrimi­ nate. sales, of weapons through mail-order outlets, and retail stores, * Pressure from gtra-ori-* ehted sections and prominent individuals is also a leading anti-legislaiion factor. , ' : ■4,-3it ■ speaicingi fhe right to ’ptmlfift? far speela! ^enjidtr- the self-interest of one group is antagonistic io the, desire and welfare'W*tke rest tfr tlie couri- so ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO August 8, 1867- The CorporfctloBi We :woiiEd suggest to the Board, of ?ruste?s tl»o g^opietj? -of: .holding' stated aicetlnTgs at leaist as often as oace a month to attend to: the businejss of- the Corporation. O a e ii'eotLng a year done very wcSI, perhaps, 50 years ago, but, It Is no»t suf­ ficient in this \fast as® of the world.-—Also, to the IPrcsldtent of the Board, that lao csco 'to it that tie officers elcctccd qualify within the time. prescribed by the Oliarter, aiid tbtnl nil offi­ cers discharge ,their ikuties ac­ cording' to the requircKienlir of said Lnstrurihcnt, or In* d«f; , I thereof, proceedings! hw .instil awake corrcs|Hmdo«t in the p o -tu ted against them fcor their litlcal vineyards.- They shoud negiect or 'contumacy . Other- prwvidle soma eye-p®ppitig an-!wise, we may as' well' dispense swers- _ [ with our Charter antM ia Board of To ln\tstlfi«N /Mttlng Calls officers and the cicpcnse inci­ te prosperous4 gun /club's while youth recreation centers go beg­ ging?) ,, ; ■ \ . ' *.. This‘ principle is carefully overlooked . by lawmakers and the BELLI0N-1XXLLAR' Lobby­ ing Industry. Art last conserva* tive count, there were 3? known lobbyists for every 30 Congress­ men—all angling for favors that utimately prey on the life, limb, health and/or pocket of John Doe. In view of the tremendous scope of lobbying operations— often disguised under euphe­ mistic inn-ocent titles, the true intent and even existence of Which js frequently hidden fro^n the., publte-T-the,. situat^Qn' bfliis . '» , .■':-i » • 'f - . ::rr- Thomas Jeffersorr o n cn^fSre: make |h» eontinuanpe of an administration depend on their keeping pi/biiP^c^cpeQSfe to a •^nipittam.. Constaiit. — tro} over*-ta^-enafr{inenfev'fS'' a reafain! &otn whicfean \honest government ought ndt to wish, nor a corrupt one to be permit­ ted to be free.” But how devot­ ed to minimum spending is the Administration? And how much control can we the ipeople exer­ cise over “tax-enactmeirts” that are stealthily pushed through under the Capitol Hill dome?. The following items, unpubli- ere'd front comparatively recent Congressional Records 'and Oth- cized fantastic uses of your twees and mine,* were deciph­ er “sleeper'’ sources, by a wide- of Toiads in CentiSL America, S20P.2S4. \[ t; For Films of Eskinao Culturej S1»3,(M0. Odor Meassirin^ Machine for Turkey, $29,3€1. . To Improve r’ayouracl antf I>an- darow'oa F o iv 1 s o f Egypt, $1*1,762. 'Biological Study oif 'Vinegar Flies in Coliuivbia, $31,452. : - LUX151Y ^AO F T EOK Tl'TO, f2,f)6»,0CK). *.;• !■.. Dry Cleaniaig Plant for Bed- buLais, $17^641, ... Machine for Making Potato Chips in- ^3,3.14. JEO Build Tennis , Courts In Montgomery County near Wash­ ington, D. C, (an area tliat boasts a ibeilan income of $17,0(M), $1(?2,720, * ' .Star. 1,000. TV.jSets C4ent .io. coantry w i t Ht) Ut- electricity), 2490,000. . ' ■ 'To University of Bavana to Stkdy Radar and ■Eleeti'oaics, $2,500,000. ;; • i'he. MississsippfJ,' jPenitentlary: for I'fOT Plaaitisg' Cotton, $*?1,- im . . To Penal Institute' of Arkan­ sas For NOT - ^Planting Rice, $22:000. , . *; \ « ' Vo Libby -McNeil for MOT Painting Cotton, $19,378. ; EXTRA \WIVES POR KENTA OEFICIALS, #2,4p9. ' To Travelers'' Aid of to s Ari- gelcs for Mig[rBLht4 Lost on the Preeway, $202;976. . To €omple4e' Study of Exprr- imental Analysis of Violin Var- nish, j $5,000; 1: : . ■ ■ To Man at .ITniVersity tff jCal- ifoTnia- to Study History^ of Comic Books;, $g,?S9i' -Ete.; Btc.,, ®te.; ' -* '■ '% :'4'' : ■ Pr#sid«nt J»hnM>n is calling for a 6% ( j 1 hs ’> increase in taxes* but..a look at e*ven this partial list iHould convince him that the ftr^t;brder of bus­ iness is a decrease in bizarre government spending. . ( THRUWAY INCOME UP A recofd number of travelers helped boost lneoMtie to an all- time high terbag the first half of the year on ^the state thru w#y. ^peratiaig lifebnse for that peiio^ totale4i $37,45®,701, com paieci with $i5,6p0,648 in the dent to incorporation. A HA1.I5 CENTURY BsAClC August S, LS17— Arthur G* Valentiano suffered a fracrtured skull \v&ci* the en­ gine which he was atijwstiiig: at the water company p-urnping sta­ tion exploded find_ too iv a s struck by a piece of Eicltal. ‘ THIRTY YEARS A&O August 11,1937— “A battle -that liw d been smouldering for fousr rears, and flaming f a r several months Gillis, who sought the nomin­ ation, received 127 votes and Burdette T. Buckley had, 99 votes. . '.. . . ■- . (J.. NOiAvoOd ,ahd”Korinah W, Allen of iSaston entered into an agreement with the Washington county soil conservation district covering the use of' their cater­ pillar D-4 bulldozer by the dis; trict. The bulldozer would fee used te establish soil conserva­ tion measures on the farms of cooperators with tihe district Deaths: John* Maynard, Hart­ ford'. t JU§T A YEAR AGO Augu&t'll,‘ 196()— ■ ‘ Adjusted weighted voting oh the board of supervisors did not meet the court’s approval for re- apportionment, This > was the decision handed down by Su­ preme Court justice Michael Sweeney of Saratoga Springs. Tlie supervisors had, ten days to prepare another plan or plans and submit it to the court. M r s . Q u in n o n Foster Hcj Wrilies Of Needs dfid the Rewards August 5,' 1967 The Edrtor- Dear Sir: - . ' The Grange project to pro* reacheda decision tonLijyatHud- mote the displaying the flag son Falls when at u special iiieeting of th e lV«sliEngtoa eouiity board of sirporrvisors a majority of the meniliesrs lined up in opposition to ties veteran county superintende nt of high­ ways, Orson C. iSiclnards of Hudson Falls, and n aiiKed Fran­ cis L. Brown, young Whitehall engineer, ta the position which Mr. Richards ha^ laelcL foL 26 years and soha^cdrd Jfitoatihs,*’ Hie Jaurnal r^drjed, The ^su­ pervisors split 9 to S p i the ^ap­ pointment of Brown, i^vho was first on a civil serwices list for the position. : - T h e Harkness building on Main street, occupieftLdEor some 30 years or more by time Green­ wich postoffice, was sold at auction for $4,700 t o James G. Wilson. The sale was \to settle the estate of the late William Harkness. ; ‘ ~ ' A third session was held by the public service commission on the petition of the G-reenwich Union Water Works company to construct a new reserwoir as a source of water suippEly. . Mem­ bers of .the village board at­ tended the' hearing: to oppose the project. TW EN T Y Y E A R S Ai<5D August 6, 1947— Two of the ’ three contests in the Republican caucus Ln the town of Greenwich were unus­ ually close the pre’vioius Satur­ day. , Island R. Rofjertson was renominated as caaididate. for .supervisor, He „ re^CcLvedl 268 votes while Guy A. Barber, his opponent, polled 25L Russell Vii Barber won the cotuncilman candidacy with -a 3>lpral3ty pf Only seven votfcs.He received 257 votes to 250 tftw Walter S. sfcme span »_ y0ir ago. ThejKarnaghan. N«ai C^rsswell was thruway authority siid a-surge named candidate- £or superm- in passenger ear traJic duriiijgjtiendfriit of highways , in the Jiuie, obviously ,tti#toirists bo«n«l three-way battle, ’.CarssweH Witb for Expo 67 m Montreal, con- tf£butetf to thftJ|Sf^-.re/30rd». 306 votes poled more than both liis candidates together, Claude more lias made some progress. In rural areas some farm fam­ ilies have erected flag poles or holders where flags are hung daily. This is encouraging. Tlie red, white and blue speaks of the many freedoms we in Amer­ ica have. , : ' The folks wliO spend the sum­ mer in our, area are splendid cooperators. Camps and. trailers;' with flags flying add so much to- our beautiful landscape. Recently a tourist from tlie West coast said he had not- bought food f6r bis family nor gasoline for his. car unless^ a: flag was flying from the service station or restaurant. He ex­ plained that he was trying to have his sons and daughter learn what the flag should meam to them. Throughout the country bus­ iness places have been urged t» display the flag every day. Those who have done so are forming a patriotic habit. It is discouraging to note that our youth seem to show so little respect for our flag. For years tihe Flag Salute has been a part of the teaching in Our schools- We hope that this has not failed : to impress our boys and girls It has been suggested that if every member of patriotic or­ ganizations would fly the flag daily that their effort would be contagious and more1 and more flags would be seen. Ella T. Quinn PURCH A SES HOMlE , Mrs, Sidney Poitier, Wife of the actor, has purchased a 236- acre farm, - overlooking the Hud­ son river, about 12 miles nortli of Hudson in Columbia county. The property contains a private lake, a 17th century two-story frame main house, a secondary- house and a . large barn, font month, singer Harry Belafonte bought « home in Old Chatham, also in Columbia county. 1?o*rf E^wardl, N. ¥. To the Editor: In the local att^T area papers recently therw appfiiref a news item in regards poster mothers of 'Waafiiiietoa .seeking,; an incre*sr^itt', ,fu May I \at this 'timV '^pealc' up about foster hoities, mfd try to: tell soroe of if;'fo^ol^es. for I know many c i.^ n s itaye no idea wijafe » .fo it ^ ^ o n i ^ is and many '.id.eM through no 'Of/mi First, a foster i Ho;' ' that has 1)een Ihf * ** * vestigated by a\.^ ‘ from the• W e lfare dejpwipnalV' Ing up to the ataM wai b »4' qualifications setljy thtf’d«a>m; ment is .New York aHfe OhiH'WeMrtw dept, to care fof * \ l o p r chitd In the home. , .‘y : ! ’ A foster cbild ls ’jt tlklld wjb, has to be pilacedL.toVa foster home for orie df *,l»n)titudev df reasons, mainly ,be||ig^e:heed for parental care ,ffe « peritid of time. There are;j(jMt& -briiM* that. dare few-,. • twiii; babies, manr crf.Vrhl«S|. are ti$ for adoption- Then,, |here are homes that caxe' 'tfhUdrt*. from 1 on up'.to^l6,at,which, time they may go. oh to collece or out to work toi^tiike a\li£e for themselvef.-A chi|^'^splacftd to the fbest\ advarftiSp^.to 'tlie: child, a CathQlleVc)^it'!n '*'C*th-. olic home, etc. ble. When ’thiere; er homes to eh best fo r all -con world ; frustrating,: for ti m i l hav*-changed and past exjjpeift* ence lfemited but their* role of' homemaker is a valuable asset in beeoining a foster motjior. It a wonderful Way to 811 lonely hours and to be needed fo r it gives “ pxttpose” , to, y o iir days au>d you get paid -fort.4$. B y iaying .this I n^ust make it eiear it's not a job where the pay is your ultim ate rewarcliws* causi although <the ‘ tnoney:^ U ( \receive he^« cover some oJN iie e3qpeBses, your profits .coTne >tbi- you- in more hon-materialistic '■nirsfs: g o ite r Jmothers in iogton - \couAty lire paid alw tit ti» lowest in th e , state.. Tjwsy,. get .$13 a . week, and / if m l« a i. toat< doiwi you \YiTl . flnd Ifcajr kss th a n ^ . a~day or 7 «e»te m ■jptzjt-: M -m iarS ay.w itK n o *^ m n a j«itr wnles* it’s between child reri- cotatti. and going. JW.-jftW ditt't fake tntril' out its d6pen4piil* oil ypur inconte tax. There ii a.P a tton by the foster motJeri for an increase in„fundsi ' ioBii»i. •i. aosd* finy'Jogt- <itis ^Ithede- partment, tlie h ^ t i - a n d thi4 child with t3ie chlld'f .- welfare coming first. - Somes peopde ;iA|f^l6|fJt$tte un­ der the idea of-'sodieOi|e Investi­ gating their hom«/Jlttt, f t you stop and' thinjc ^fr-.^VeStilpa- tion is for afoic^ iwpt^good ag w e ll, as the chalft Slope' to; care for. if the s h o e '#^eon the' other foot and you |l*(a'to plice your child in a Would want to be s»re fh% hosii was the-kiiwi of ' # ^ i h e yoti want yOur cMla | | i *, This report the; case worker (the /i|rt^Ott who will be; workittg ^ i ^ y o n / B ^ ' sonally in regards ,’to'fhe ehild) how many; hone can comfortably . Jt^mmodMe with the maXMtlmVib6iftg. »Ht« No, the honsje do^h!j;'Have to be “just th|Hg. is that it is % hOtoei^here a child, is wanjed. Ih '^ m e coun­ ties . t & » e '- p i { 4 p p « . to.be a husband in th« ,.%W| l?ut the widow must h*v« j ^ ’jncome pf her oWn. Mariy tj^ie on itheir h'aids ;'aM :\n jf | th|t. gciing out *in£o y. tjwsi, nusiiWiss get ....____ , __ \ *iy noW- you* ing why would anyone want to take these children. W ell*'fiat and. obviously you, have: estly love children/ and seeqnd pethaps 3 MU may wish t i con* tribute ybur- Share of , h elp-ih - tlis- troubled world.' I feel th it many more homejs would*. W opeii .to.'these children if citi- »fi»'i»«re‘inbre aWare-,of the need for foster homes and there is iiSiiiys a need for them,\ Wliat if there were no fostef hwnes, if tomorrow they closed, their doers to these; children’. ' |£ Wbiifd be a icatastrophjr f<b?i many of these children would never iia»ie ,a -isbpee.*; v5:Crifeli woald have to be sent to institu* tions which are now overflow itig and would cost the taxpay* ier anywttere from about $10 . and up A fiA Y for these chil- dren, and X doubt you would ever want* a child in an institu* tion if you have’ any idea whaji institutional life is like. • , Oh, there is sd much more I eoiild tell you, for I have barely ..nay ahn -now is only to make.yoii aware of foster homes, the need df them ahd perhaps to find home or two, If you, have tijrlie On yriur hands, a httle ltrve •left over and a plade you could! pdace a child in your honie apia heart, why don't you eall. yottf leciil cottftly Clffld Welfare; I have been a foster mother for many years and wish otlferj could share this experience with ®e. ' ' ; Mrs. Betty Mitchiett . T r l i ’ Richard S. * feNWICH JOURNAL \ Jane W. Tefft^ 'i t o i j p f i i ij. - K i - w i r A n * Richard S. Tefft, ••Janie. %> - ■ Oil* s v m r Tfttm sD A Y b y ■ P V B U S H U IS, m e . GreeawiA, -If. Y. 12834 ■ lent v Clai^ssa T. Hughes, Secnitary V ice , f t ^ m t ’ a n t Treasnre r , . Single CopkM 10c Entered a t th^ |j Office at Qreeawieh, New York 19084 ... daiu natter ’ • ■■ ■ -: • ...... - ■ v.4l '--^1 '

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