Journal and Salem Press VOL. 134 r - NO. 9 GREENWICH, NEW YORK —' fP p S D A Y , NOVEMBER 27, 1975 20 CENTS ressman po York open store John Rich of Shushan will open a hardware store on Main street in Green wich soon after the first of the new year. It will be located in what has been known as the Sanderspree building, in the quarters formerly occupied by the Oneida markets. Mr, Rich is buying the building. Mr. Rich is the pro prietor of Rich Electric, an electrical contracting busi ness. He also owns the Cambridge hardware, having purchased it about a year ago. Mr. Rich expects that when he opens his store in Green wich it will he managed by Dick Waite of West Hebron, who is now working in msnardware in Cambridge. \. S u p e r v i s o r s a d o p t $ 1 6 m i l l i o n b u d g e t . Congressman Ned Pat tison ha£ announced that he had learned “ that an overwhelming majority of . peoj>ld in the 29th Con gressional district favor federal loan guarantees for .New York city to prevent default and its potentially disastrous ef fects,\ Speaking at a press conference at the Citizen Genet high school in East Greenbush, Pattison said a high volume of constit uent mail and the results of ¿n* informal poll have bolstered his conviction that peoplp in upstate New York do not want to see New York city, go bankrupt. Because the issue of New York city default is so important, Pattison said, he “felt it was crucial to find out just what my constituents were think ing.\ He asked his volun teers to conduct a tele phone poll throughout the districts find out peo ple’s opinions. Of the 180 people contacted, 82 per cent said they favored loan guar antees |o the city to prevent default, provided the city was put under strict budget constrols. area crisis The Washington county board of supervisors Fri day adopted a budget of -$16,048^908.02 to operate the county in 1976. The meeting was called as a public hearing, and half a dozen county residents expressed their displeas ure with parts, or all, of the budget as presented. Before the meeting the • supervisors had trimmed $333,000 from their first draft of the budget, which, was reviewed in this newspaper last week. “There isnofatieffcin it,” Chairman Albin R. Nelson of Greenwich declared. On the rollcall vote, 13 of the 17 supervisors voted for approval, three voted no, and one was absent. The no votes were cast by Glenn R. .Jones of Argyle, Walter C. Perry Jr., ef Hamptoa and Leon M. Layden of Kingsbury. The supervisor of Fort Ed ward, Louis G, Fisher, was not present, la the voting,, With each Super visor .¿Hotted'’ votes in proportion to his town’s population,. ,2,068 ..votes. w e re in favor, a n d 876 opposed» , - '«illion- budget, 11,470,849.27 ’Will be raised by real estate tax. This is an increase of about $175,000 over the amount raised in 1975, Supervisor Laurence E. Andrews of Granville, chairman of th& finance committee, said, 'that means that property own ers will pay from $2.10 to $3.50 more per thousand, of assessed valuation next year than they didthia- year for the county's share. of the town-county > tax *T)ilL Most town tax rates are up, too, so when the taxpayers receive their bills between Christmas and New Years, they will find government is, again, more expensive than it was. The $2.10 to $3.50 spread is caused by differences in tax equal ization rates among the towns. Those with higher equalization rates will have a lesser increase in taxes. Cossayuna fire leaves family of five homeless \It-was a total loss. All we got out with was the clothes on our backs,” he stated. Mrs. Wadsworth called the Cossayuna volunteer fire Department. -They responded with two trucks, and called the Argyle fire company, which brought engine one, a pumper’. The two compa^essetiipamutuial aid relay* expiated Don- h ^ ^ W i i Ä s i l Sfö ' W Ä <Mmsvaa?B fite a l ^ d t S r ö i & s . - ' \ 'chief. ■ * . »' ~ ........ .. • - ' - jay 4jäo ; a . m *t W4s ‘v : .ttcjpk, ■' returöe|t(i tlie;Gössay^ The home of Donald Wadsworth in Cossayuna was completely destroyed by fufe Monday night, leaving Mr. Wadsworth, his wife, and their thrëe children hpijaèléss. Itw á s about 11:30 p.m. that ^ fife staged, sâys Mi. ,WadsW 0 # ; He and hischildteh.'Anhette, 15,' Carol, 12, atid?SV%da/11, w è p ^ ïéejp % b e d the Mi. wife Ä f t J i , men, büt F cóül^n't anything. Then wé lid s out tbecau i r a ‘ * s i ' thótógh^ the ceiling would spent the night . fa llón ' them..” V>. \ S 4 ■ ■ ,s ' \ ' 'i'i letters he has- received on ¿the subjeot; ‘ A family from Me- chanicville wrote simply: ’lease help New York A life-long Re- lican” from Fort Ed ward said “ I. was shocked beyond measure to hear the president so glibly ;speak of the city’s bank- ; ruptcy. If we can spread ’ .bur largesse all over the ■World, we simply must not look the other way, but be it little more positive in an approach to the problems of New York city.\ ' A, number of writers Why disagreed with the } Congressman’s views felt | tljat federal assistance ^ j * Would mean that every L o l a t u r k e y • | ther city “ * 7 bl® y°uid */; %ow expect help. Pattison It’s getting colder, There are heavy frosts sit night and the tempera-^ tures don’t ; get mucli higher than 50 anymore There's a possibility off a snowy Thanksgiving. '/ Last week’s tempera ture highs and lowsjWere recorded as follows, In addition, the poll showed that 79 per centi1. felt that default by New. York city would hurt New| York state, and 59 per' cent believed it would seriously affect all of the country. The poll results reflect the constituent mail that he has been receiving on New York city, says Mr|, Pattison. Some 85 per cent of the letters from the 29tj| district Jjave favored fed| eral help for the dty prior to default. He shared, excerpts from some of the.; November 19 November 20 November 21 November 22 November 23 November 24 54 52 61 \33 40 3i 25 30 51 34 2 T 26 ¿aid he shared .that fear,, pit felt it was unfounded. ^ “The legislation I sup port has eligibility re quirements so strict that no community could qual ify unless it was on the brink of total collapse,” he said. \And even then, like New York city, it Would get no money. It could only receive a loan guarantee, and only if it Instituted a plan to bal- ~ance its budget and correct its mistakes.” Everyone waves to Elmer P l a n n e r s se le c t D r . C l a r k replaces-W: Jr, of G . served as chairman of the 30-memMr board for three years. Other officers elected - /for 1976- were Frank Madden of Clinton countyf vice -chairman; James1 DeZalia of Essex county, secretary; and John Wertime of Warren county, treasurer. t * Dr. Charles R. Clark of Cambridge was elected the 1976 chairman of |he lake Champlärn-Lake George Regional Planning board at their Nov§inber 20 meeting. D r.. Clark ‘¡Charles Gardephe, a mior wildlife biologist :or EnCon, and William “ Hoden, an EnCon public J information officer, spoke On the state environmen tal quality, reyiew act and the new Wetlands laW. The act will require that state and local governmental agencies prepare a draft and- final environmental impact statement for ac tion Which they have determined may have a ^ J . LytiLa—significant effect on the iwichz -who ^environment. The law .covers any wetland that qualified urider the' ex tensive definition section ofvthe law and protects freshwater wetlands from development. The law w$nt into effect on Sep tember 1. In the Adiron dack park, the Adirondack park agency will ad minister the two new environmental laws. Anyone who travels route 372 between Cambridge and Greenwich knows this man. He’s the man who waves, and always has a Santa Claus smile for passers-by. ^ He’s Elmer LeRoy Riley. “That’s Elmer as in Elmer’s glue, and Elmer’s tune; LeRoy, like the Great Gilder- sleeve’s nephew, and Riley, just like The Life of Riley with William Bendix,” clarifies Mr. Riley. Self-described as “ an outdoor man” , Mr. Riley lives at Stinner's Homestead in Coila, but spends a great deal of his time up the road from that place. He has lived at the senior citizens’ home for a little over a year. Bom October 24,1911, in the town of Easton, Elmer recalls with pride that as a young man he sorted melons at the Hand melon farm. In 1942 he turned to the railroad for a career. From his years as a railroad man Elmer retains “ one choice possession: a genuine railroad watch.” His watch keeps perfect time. The crystal of it must be removed for the watch to be set. This he eagerly demonstrates. ‘‘The back comes off too, ” says Elmer, ‘ ‘but only two people take the back off a railroad watch: a watch repairman.itnd -a damn fool.” Elmer has many friends: truck drivers, people who live in Greenwich and work in Cambridge, and vice versa. The majority of persons who drive by him wave — even if Elmer doesn’t wave first. But it was Elmer that started Why? “Oh, just to be sociable.” it. C o u n t y w e l l r e p r e s e n t e d a t F a r m B u r e a u s e s s i o n Hepatitis at A guard atjthe Wash ington county-correctional facility in Salem discov ered that he had a mild case of infectious hepatitis Friday. To prevent the spread of the disease, immunization clinics were held at the jail Monday and Tuesday. Both in mates and personnel were given injections of gamma globulin as a preventative. Because court was in session at the time of the outbreak, jurorsand other .persons presents were ad vised to see their own physician. Where is it? Cards of Thotk». . Churches. . . . ...... Classifieds..... ... Editorial Features. 4 -HNews .............. G ranges.. . . . . Letters .............. Sports ............ Vicinities— ' y i e . . . . . . . 4 . 9 14 .9 .8 ....... . . 7 V...2&7 . 12&13 Clarks Mills. Cossayuna.. Easton ....... East G reenwich.. Fort Edward 4 • ’ I ’ • >v- • 13 . 8 . 7 .8 ..7 ____ 8 ...1 1 Cpübïïâgl... < i o & i i Greenwich Hebron... Salem. „vv.~...... Schuyleinimle ........ ShusHán.: . . . . . . . . SouthCambridge.. Westftebjfcn..... WesfcRujiert...'... ; Miss Donna,* G&sier, daughter Of Mr! and Mrs. iWslter Glasier, dairy r, . , .fÈÉÂërs of RD 1, Gran* 2,3,4 & o yjQ|e> was chosen second .^rfitoiSer-üp in the Miss ’/fÉrih Bureau contest /Staged at the New York •f^St^^a?tó Bureau annual ^ t e e i ä ö g Niagara Fidls* ' îMqveiàber 32. Escorted by Nelson Rist, president of 4$he Washington county färin Büreau, Miss Gla- sier placed thiïd among eontestaats. • J Æ l -fi#titoe early .ad- ^i^sîôîiiiitttdent âtÂd&on- H|pfe^ömÄünitiy college, /#^âi^hÂ|>()licé science, 14 . 6 14 13 8 5 . 6 she will graduate from Granville high school in 1976. Recently elected to Who’s Who Among American High School Students, Donna has been president of the junior class, vice president of the Spanish club and a mem ber of the Girls Athletic association, More than 800 farmers and their Wives gathered at . the Niagara' Falls session, November 11 to 13. Richard McGuire of Salem was re-elected to a sixth term as president of New York state Farm Bureau. Owner of -a 500-acre dairy farm oper ation, McGuire has been active on the state level* since 1961, and serves On the executive committee of the American Farm Bureau Federation. * Mrs. Philip Griffen of Stillwater was selected for a two-year term on the State Women's commit tee. Retiring after four terms from the Women’s committee was Mrs. Ray Johnsoli of Washington county. , Delegates studied a numb# of problems of growing concern to New Yftrkvfarmers: decline in fluid milk consumption, access to free world markets, the menace of increasing government regulation and agricul tural and marketing and bargaining. Pictured here are tie Washington county dele gates to the convention. In the first row are:. Carol Senecal, Boris Saunders, Bonná Glàsier, Barbara Rist^Norma Skellie, Julie Siauiiiski, Polly McGuire, and Richard McGuire. In thé back row: Wayne Senecal, James Saunders, Nelson Rist, Sam Siauln- ski.