# Banner times. (Pulaski, N.Y.) 1985-1988, May 28, 1985, Image 5

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D ^ THE|EDITO^) College Graduation DEAR EDITOR, An early summer ritual that many grandfathers participate in is attending the graduation of a granddaughter, after four years of college, and although I'm not the exception, I'm sure you'll be in- terested in how one of these events transpired. Accompanied by two grand- mothers, I journeyed into Massachusetts for the graduation of my Number One Grand- daughter from Smith College. There was a certain amount of hesitancy on my part, for fear that as a graduate coming out into a hostile world at the present time, from the confines of an ivy- covered organization, steeped in history, long in tradition and at the same time, surrounded by hallowed halls, this poor, innocent female was literally \walking into a lion's den\! The audience consisted of very proud mothers, enthusiastic and highly activated fathers,-along with more sedate and proud grand- fathers, and grandmothers. There must have been two million dollars worth of cameras in action at this gathering! Fathers and mothers were running forward JOT back- wards taking pictures as these young aspirants, about to enter business hfe, were preceded by the skirl of bagpipes and the thump of large drums of Scottish descent. In World War I, the Germans called the bagpipers \The Ladies From Hell\. These graduates were paraded completely around the enclosure and finally seated in proper order to receive their sheepskins. While this parade was passing,, 1 couldn't T help but have serious thoughts about the anti-aparted demonstrators who were outside the enclosure and perhaps would cause a serious disturbance during the graduation exercises, but my fears were unwarranted. Each of the graduates constituted ap- proximately $60,000 worth of tuition for education. I was relieved to see. that one of them, out of; the entire group, had f ______ brought her soap bubble outfit with her and was blowing soap bubbles put to the anticipating fathers, mothers, grandfathers and grandmothers. Her father must have been extremely proud of this show of humor, as she very smilingly proceeded to inundate the entire audience with soap bubbles. All of my fears were groundless! Humor, more than anything else, resolved the intrepidation and all was hot lost! Beverly Sills, formerly of the New York Opera, gave a stirring ad- dress; which I'm sure will be long remembered. Seven hundred and fifty two graduates were processed in a little over an hour. As we journeyed home; the paramount figure in my memory, other than my own grandchild, was the tall, smiling, beautiful, blonde child blowing soap bubbles! Rest : assured, America, the \now\ generation is on two solid feet! .; I Remain, Your Friend, Floyd G. Nolan, Sr. Letter Misleading DEAREDITOR: Fred jQueller's letter, (Banner.' Times, April IS), regarding medical liability insurance costs is typical of misstatements he has made in an effort to prevent reform of New York's very' costly and inefficient medical malpractice tort system. Mr. Queller says that the in- surance companies don't need premium increases, but an actuary retained by bis organization. The New York State Trial Lawyers Association, has testified that massive increases are needed. Mr. Queller now chooses to ignore his own expert. The Wall Street Journal reported on March 25 that the insurance companies are hundreds of millions of dollars short of what they need to meet their liabilities, but Mr. Queller would have everyone believe that one need look only at a company's assets; that liabilities need not be considered. He relies on the chance li anner limes (ISSN 8750-8419) Published every Monday by North Country Publications, Inc. 7590 Jefferson St., Pulaski, N.Y. 13142. General Manager Brenda P. Smith Advertising Manager Donald Peston Circulation Manager Jean Mills Northern Democrat Est. 1850 - Pulaski Democrat Est. 1853 - Sandy Creek News Est. 1871 - Sandy Creek Times Est. 1862. Subscription Rates: Local$8.00 per year, six months $5.00, outside of Oswego and Jefferson Counties$9.00. Second Class Postage paid at Pulaski, N.Y. 13142. Postmaster: Please send Form 3749, Change of Address to: Banner Times, P.O. Box 207, Pulaski, N.Y. 13142. Telephone (315) 298-5176 MEMBER NEW YORK STATE PRESS ASSOCIATION , •* , • . . ;• rvt<, ''-, > '•*••' that people will settle for half the story. Mr. Queller says the Insurance Department ordered every medical liability insurance company in the state \to raise its rates more than 50 percent?.\ The Insurance Department's actions are prescribed by law, as Mr. Queller knows. The Department does not \order\ rate changes and did not do so this year. The bottom line for Mr. QueUer is that he does hot want the present medical liability system reformed. , He claims reforms would reduce or eliminate the public's right to sue hospitals and doctors. But Governor Cuomo is for reform. He has proposed a large package of legislative changes, and not one would reduce anyone's right to sue. No one can honestly say that the Governor is for reducing or eliminating anybody's rights. California and several other states have reformed their systems in recent years, and no one can call California regressive. New York's medical liability system needs to be reformed. No amount of half truth from Mr. Queller can make the system's profound problems go away. Lake Success, N.Y. Sincerely, Allison B. Landolt, M.D. President, Medical Society of the State of New York \Thankful\ DEAR EDITOR: This week is the anniversary of the bad accident I suffered on May 27 last year and spent four days sitting on my garage floor until rescued by Ray LaLone, the UPS man. So many who have seen me at different meetings recently told me they wondered how I was doing as they hadn't heard since they had read about my accident last June. I wish to let everyone know that after 95 days in two different hospitals, and two hip replacements in three months - the second one because the first one became infected, a six weeks' convalescent period between surgeries at the home of my sister in Sackets Harbor and four weeks after leaving the hospital on October 17 at the home of my brother in North Syracuse, I returned home on November 19. I was able to drive my car on December 10. This made me independent. I didn't realize I had so many friends spread over a large territory. I received many letters from people who told me of their experiences with a fractured hip, and from some of my college classmates that I had lost touch with since graduation in 1937. I haven't had the time to write to all these wonderful people or to thank all those who kept me showered with cards, flowers and prayers. My first surgeon told me when I had to re-enter the hospital that prayers were the only thing that could help me now. So all your prayers put me in the hands of another surgeon in another hospital and things began to look brighter. I wish to acknowledge the visits and prayers of my pastor, the Rev. Earl M. Smith, and the Reverends Catherine Salisbury, Charles Austin, Norman Clark, Eli Whitney and the Rev. Love. I am now improving week by week and get around very well with the aid of a cane. I have much to be thankful for and I know I am much better off than many handicapped people I see around Tuesday, May 28, 1985 Banner Times-Page-5 Jjiom. JthsL CbvdhiosA me. i*. Pulaski aftbf&u; ^CharlOttetuther 100 YEARS AGO - MAY 28.1885 C. W. Colony and Ernest Welch made a trip on their bicycles to Adams Center one afternoon last week. (Wheeled through sand for several miles north of Sandy Creek Village, too, we bet). George N. Salisbury and Ben Robbins, who spent the forepart of the week at Mad River, brought out about 300 trout. (Those were the days before limits, but this points out why stocking programs have been necessary to bring back sports fishing in our area). Postmaster E. M. Howe, in a letter of resignation forwarded to Washington, stated, \...the anxious waiting of many of the hungry and thirsty who receive their mail at this office has so moved my heart, that I cannot longer keep them in suspense.'' (Hungry and thirsty for the job?) 75 YEARS AGO - MAY 26.1910 Decoration Day will be observed as follows: 12 o'clock, dinner at the Post Rooms, served by the Women's Relief Corps. Price of dinner, 20c. 1:30 p.m., procession will form in front of Post rooms. The veterans win be conveyed in carriages and the Relief Corps in automobiles to the cemetery where the graves will be decorated and an appropriate service rendered for veterans buried in unknown graves. At 2:30, public services at the Congregational church with an address by Rev. W. M. Hydon. The following committee will have charge of decorating rural cemeteries: Woodlawn, Henry Mosher; East Sandy Creek (Wesleyan), William Goodrich; Fish (Brewster Settlement?) Cemetery, William Newell; Mannsville, O. F. Woodard and Ranson Soule; North Boylston, William Greenwood; Stevens Cemetery, E. E. Covey; Ridge Road (Noyes), H. H. Cole. At a meeting of the (Sandy Creek) town board Tuesday the resignation of Olin Cornwell as assessor was accepted and B. D. Jones was appointed to the vacancy. Supervisor Hydorn who had received the last of the town bonds offered them for final cancellation by the town board. The town is now without any floating indebtedness of any kind. John Hazelwood, who resided with Thomas Braiding in the house ad- joining the fairground was found dead this morning. Mr. Hazelwood was a half-brother of Mr. Braiding. He was 68 years old and a veteran. 50 YEARS AGO - MAY 23,1935 Recent raids, made by Game Protector William S. Mather at Sandy Pond, have resulted in capture and destruction of many nets, most of them containing large numbers of \bullheads which were released. (Then there were \the \counter-raids\ when Mr. Mather's touring car developed buckshot holes all through the canvas top.) Memorial Day will be observed Thursday when services in keeping with the spirit of the day will be held at the high school. Dr. L. F. HoHis will deliver the address and Hon. John J. Hollis, a veteran of the Civil War, will preside as chairman. Announcement has been made of the sale of \Qu-Mack Farm\ by Mr. and Mrs. Martin Quinn to F. DeWitt Odell of Watertown. The property, on South Main street, was for many years the home of the late William Hinman, and was purchased about six years ago by Mr. and Mrs. Quinn who made many improvements there. (Home of Mr. and Mrs. Jod Hastings, 1985.) Miss Sylvia Stowell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ward Stowell is valedictorian of the Class of 1935 and Miss Ida Caster, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Percy Caster is salutatorian. With 39 members, this is the largest Senior class thus far at S.C.H.S. 25 YEARS AGO - MAY 26,1960 The change-over to the new water lines made necessary by the building of Interstate Route 81 through this village is expected to be completed tins week. The continuing wet weather hampered and slowed the operation. It also added to the difficulties of work on the bridge to carry Harwood Drive over Route 81 and held up earth moving operations in the area to some extent. The Union Memorial Day service will be held at the Sandy Creek Wesleyan Methodist Church on May 30th, followed by the parade to the bridge, Woodlawn cemetery and the Village Green. \No one who has not lived in fear of his life can know what it means to me to live here and enjoy the right to say and act as I choose without being afraid of imprisonment and death, or worse,\ so begins a series of articles by Regjna Maisakowa Presley, native of the Russian Ukraine who was orphaned at 11 by the events of World War II. Mr. and Mrs. LeGrande Smith who returned May IS from a winter in Florida, are now operating their motel at Sandy Island Beach. Picnics are already being held at the beach, as many as eight or 10 schools picukkmg there last Saturday. The many friends of Mrs. Elizabeth Gunsalus, 88, regret to learn of her death on May 21, 1960. Mrs. Gunsalus had been coming to Ontario Bay each summer for the past 40 years, and the family had owned tile camp here for 30 years. When the Gun-Rich, a popular eating place at Ontario Bay, was in operation, Mrs. Gunsalus made aU the pastry. , Officers of the BPE Women's League, include: Mrs, Richard Soule, treasurer; Mrs. Norman Widrig; president; Mrs. Harvey Williamst secretary and'Mr3-.WmiamKinch,-vice president .,i