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ames lent present* Uve iu lowing year he > Hudson in the » organized the ork Adequate Albany in 19W manager until 9- named sales »r Niagara district, in 1961 manager of the ember of the Krmy Advisory lub of Albany Country Club. &nt of the Pot- Commerce and »nce County nmerce, Inc.; it and member e Council of the America; and re Committee St. Lawrence *und. He also an of the Pot- immission and of the St. ty Economic >mmittee and I Board. in the US Air ! to 1946 and rank of major, of the Purple rs. Kukuk have id reside at 34 ad, Del mar Navy officer in pined Niagara and worked his agehal posts in on. Glens Falls 5 He served as ipital area from when he was lercial vice active in many community >hnson have two •side at High . East Acres, HOUHJ HIAItMH TYIISIN tone 9 Aids tfeeetr, 11 at to ftmt B LAXTEED JE PRICES Hardy Ph. Z87-OttO nvtroear, N.Y. v\ c ?w r • •\'vjy ; *• * 1 V r s;'w# - >>-*W^ ^'•^ V r 't-'sJ* *> —,. ous m \ *-# THE GOUVERNEUR TRIBUNE-PRESS Published Every Wednesday by M K S printing, inc. 40-42 Clinton Street, Gpuverneur, New York 13642 BETTY CARNEY, Acting Editor VIRGINIA, REUSS, Associate liditor ~ F. \V. -HUMKE, Advertising Manager JuuE T. LANCTO, Circulation Manayrr ELINOR T. HUGHES, Production \lana<ier OFFICERS of the Corporation: Richard T. Harding. President, 2iy Francis Si reel, Watrrtnwn, •N.Y.; Roland L. Watson, Jr., Executive Vice President and Treasurer, 37 \Vi>t Babcock Strct», Gouverneur, N.Y.; Elinor T. Hughes, Secretary and Assistant Treasurer, i? HaiU>boro Street, Gouverneur, NY. . • - « Knt«nd at ttto Pott Qtftot at OOUVCTMUT. N«w York a* ttoaod ciau ma'.ttr Experience is a hard teacher * Experience is sometimes a hard teacher Not so long ago, the public and pollution control en- forcement authorities thought nothing of forcing the doors of a plant to close if it could not comply with certain arbitrary deadlines. Until recently, no one stopped to think about the loss of jobs in- volved The crusade against pollution was ail that Counted. This Hind of legalized mob attack on productive enterprise helps no one, and it is not confined merely to the field of pollution control. It strikes in every area^of economic acitivity with consumerism being another good example. In the name of consumerism, crusades have been mounted against many facets of the U.S. marketing system. How often do we hear attacks on promotion and advertising which are the lifeblood of the mass-production, mass- distribution system by which we all live. For many years, a favorite pastime of antifree-market agitators has been proposal of laws to curb or cripple the trading stamp business — one of the oldest forms of promotion in existence Again, enthusiasm Jor the crusade blinds the crusaders to the end result of their handiwork Trading stamp ' companies, aside from their contribution to a healthy, high-volume marketing mechanism, are major sources of employment, either directly or > indirectly, in countless communities throughout the nation. . •. •. The Newport, Tennessee, Plain Talk reviews what a single trading stamp company means to • the state of Tennessee Businesses in Tennessee, it reports, sell $5 million in merchandise a year — more than $48 million since 1960 — to this one . stamp company for distribution to its redemption v centers throughout the nation The Tennessee * paper lists dozens of Tennessee firms that manufacture products for the trading stamp company With unemployment a serious problem in the United States, it is incumbent upon everyone • to look with skepticism upon the activities of job* killing crusaders — whether it be in the field of * environment or consumer protection. Sometimes you wonder ^Sometimes one wonders whether it pays to be honest. One night recently in a near-by town, in Jefferson County I accidently backed into another car, denting a door and tearing off a strip of chrome. ($81 worth of damage.) It was nearly midnight and there was no one in sight As this particular village does not have any police department where I could report the in- cident. I went to the door of the nearest lighted house and asked if the car belonged to anyone there. The occupants didn't own the car and didn't know who did • When I returned to the car there was still no one in sight As I wanted to do the right thing. I put the piece of chrome on the front seat of the car, together with a note giving my name, address and telephone number Still there was no one in sight. So, not knowing whether the owner would be back, or had parked for the night, I took the &ac license number and went home. The next day about 10 a.m. I called the State Police at Canton to- report the accident The \chewing-out\ I received really shook me up I was told I was lucky if there wasn't a warrant out for my arrest — hit and run Yes, I hit, but I didn't run! In fact, I sincerely thought I was one of the \good-guy&\ because I left my name and address. «I.thet) called the Watertown State Police (I hadn't before because I wanted to save a toll call). • The trooper on duty there told me the station had not had a report of the accident. He checked out the license plate and gave me the name and ad- dress of the owner of the vehicle I had hit He also told me that if the owner wanted to press charges and there were damages of a certain amount. I could be arrested I then called the owner who was extremely understanding He helped rebuild my battered ego by telling me how nice he thought I was to teave my name and telephone number. I don't mind saying that I was frightened \when 1 talked to the first trooper I had visions of jail cells and loss of license as well as the disgrace of being arrested Apparently I was lucky — I had hit the car of a nice guv- There have been several cases which I per- sonally can attest too, where men had been issued their second or third ticket for driving while in- toxicated They paid a lawyer and the charges were reduced to parking on the pavement, or perhaps crossing a double solid-line. They paid a $10 fine and went merrily on their way — to drink, and drive «agam. ' w • *, So, I'm back to my opening line — sometimes one wonders whether it pays to be honest. Now, having recovered from my first fright, and *fcie to consider the question with what, I hope, is a littleycommon sense. I realize with awe what we'd be in\Jor if everyone answered : with a \no\. Briefly, without honesty, decency, the desire to do the right thing — who'd want to or even could live that way 0 - ; But. when every paper tells us that crime is increasing, that police a r e not only distrusted but even, although unreasonably yet contemptuously called \pigs\, surely this is the time when citizens who do the right thing and respect their police should be shown mutual respect and given under- standing treatment. Fightening and -abusing peo- pte. who deserve help and advice, does not im- prove our police situation It just adds to the growing distrust and disrespect for those whose service, so often courageous, we need today more than ever. / - e Betty Camey Sled decorating contest winners are announced Decorated sleds and children filed onto local school play- grounds Thursday for the Winter Carnival sled decortUngcontesu Winners, judged for originality and creative use of materials, were as follows: East Side School: age 2-5. first place, Heather Hilts and Karen Nelson; age 6-8, first, Connie Cavellero; second, Scott Jones; age 9-12, first, Pam LaMar and Dixie Sipher, second, Diane Or- ford and Joan Johnston; honorable mention, Zoay TurnbulU West Side School: age 6-8, first, Berry and Susy Foster, sec- ond, Vicky a/id Edward Thomp- son; age 9-11 first, Arthur Kin- ney, second, Stewarr Gates. 'Su James School: age 6-8first place, Leslie Blair, second, Linda Ritchie, third, Brownlyn Rotundo; age 9-11 first, Martha Norton. Mrs, Ellen Tietjen expressed her thanks to our hardworking judges for their time and ingen- uirv. Page 3 Sec. 1 —The Tribune-PTC»», Gouverneur. N.Y. February 9, 1972 MtUMN««lMMfUM«IM«ll«HIIMI|NHMH«tHIM(IM*l» AS SEEN FROM OUR OFFICE WINDOW at the height of Friday's storm. AMut-16 inches of snow - fell and gusty winds made for near zero visibility. Schools were closed as were many local ;- businesses. - • • -,.._-.*. •*'•';••.•.•• *' ' •-\ •. •'- . V.- • ' - Senator Barclay co-sponsoring \\\ parking ticket controversy bill le YEARS AGO TRIBINE PRESS FEB. 7. 1%2 —Joseph ' F McAllaster. president of the Bank of Gouverneur. was elected chairman of the Edward John Noble Hospital Board of Trustees at the annual meeting He will succeed William H Foster, chairman for two year —Rocco* Canale. Watertowri/. former All-Amencan grid star Boston Coilege and later a 50 YEARS AGO ' NORTHERN TRIBUNE FEB. 8. 1922 , r-A meeting of the Sylvia Lake Association was held Thursday evening having been called by , President James Dolan for the purpose of meeting represen- tatives of the Oswegatchie Light and Power Company who ttad a proposition to submit regarding the lighting of the summer homes at the resort. - • -V . '-—The Presbyterian church at '* player with the Philadelphia \\©eKaib-was sold last Wednesday - Eagles professional team, will be toastmaster Feb 17 whert the New York Giants Sam Huff makes a speaking engagement here The announcement was made this week bv the Gouver- at auction for $350 to Fralik Decker, a DeKalb farmer. The church has not b#en used irksome years. —The members of the Barnes Post Women's Relief Corps will neur Lions Club which is bringing^ observe Lincoln's Birthday at Senator H Douglas Barclay, representing St Lawrence, Jefferson and Oswego Counties, has announced his co-sponsorship of a law directed at the recent New YorJt City parking ticket controversy Recently numerous north country residents have been receiving erroneous parking tickets from the Parking Violations Bureau of the City of New York Letter of explanation to the bureau have been disregarded and continued violation notices issued The proposed legislation would j>rotect north country residents \from future harassment on erroneous parking tickets issued in New York City and other municipalities having an ad- ministrative parking bureau. \We will not only obligate the parking bureau to answer inquiries by certified mail\ Senator Barclay commented, \but also^ impose stricter iden- tification procedures on the issuance of the parking summons itself. . The proposed 'Senate legislation would correct the procedural and administrative laxity inherent in the current New York City system There would be imposed stricter qualifications upon hearing examiners, more accurate records must be retained, and it would be mandatory that all certified mail containing a legitimate inquiry concerning a parking violation be answered within a reasonable period of time or all parking charges would be automatically dismissed. It further requires that a parking summons accurately identify a car by color, maka, model, body type and plate ; number in addition to the current minimum referral to the license plate number Letters to the Editor To the'Editor. - In response to local expres- sions of opinion regarding the privilege or duty exercised ii% showing respect for the flag of the United States of America, it may be interesting to know the origin of our present \Pledge of Allegiance\ which is usually re- cited each time a salute to our national flag is rendered. The following story appeared in the official publication of .American Gold Star Mothers Inc. edition of September, 1971: .'•WHO WROTE THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE\ • \Ask who wrote the Star Spang- led Banner, and most people will say it was Francis Scon Key. Ask who wrote the Declaration of -Independence, and most will reply that it was Thomas Jeff- erson. But ask who wrote the Pledge of Allegiance, and few people know. This is really not surprising for it was not until 1°39 that even the historians were sure who the real author was. The Pledge first appeared in the September 5, 1892 edition of the Youth's Companion as part of the official program for school children throughout the nation to commemorate the 400th anni- versary- of the discovery America. The Pledge was fir it -recited at the dedication of the World's Columbian Exposition at Chicago in October, 1892.\ Twc member? of the staff of the Youth's Companion were .James Bellamy and James Up- . ham. For 4\ years the family of each of these rner. claimed jthe authorship of the Pledge and •held evidence to substantiate their claims. Finally, ir. 1939, a committee was appointed to weigh carefully Lhe conflicting evidence. TMS committee unani- mously decided-ir favor of James Be.iamy. Unforrjr>a:e;y, Mr. Bel- lamy, an creamer Baptist minis- ter, had txez e\z~' years pre- viously. Or December 28, the Congress of t^e \Jriter of America finally off;c:a::yrec- og-izec James Be..a~.\ as the author oi the P:ecge -J. ^.iegiance tc :he F.ag of :r.e I\r.ite- States/ 1 Euia V.. MrC:r-:ck A GciC Star Mctner To the Editor, *• I wonder when all of this bigotry and dissension in Gouverneur is going to end and people will accept SacTi other as members of a free country, a country which was founded on the belief in personal freedom of the individual. Or is it against the law to express your own beliefs? It is not. As long as you do not break the law, or preach overthrow of the US government. .-\..\ There are many cases, in this 139 Snowmobiles town and all over the country-, • where established clubs can - j . -•••' j violate the very things they entered in parade ignored like — Liberty. Equality, Justice For All. •+' The letter on what happened shows that it did bother a lot of people. It got some of us mad enough *to think about it, and express our opinions as free individuals. , . Tom Sherry ' 55 Rock Island St. Gouverneur, NY. preach against. For example Drugs Now everyone knows that alcohol is classified as a narcotic. Yet it is served in most of the clubs, and no one seems to complain about it. There is a »bylaw at the \Purple Toad\ that states no Drugs Allowed. Are all the members of all of these clubs patriotic 0 Did all of them volunteer for the armed forces 9 It's a fact that the Elks Club will •not allow any negro members. Is this patriotism 0 Isn't it time for people to be really honest with themselves 0 Just the fact that you belong to a club does not make you right in everything you do or say You .cannot speak for everyone in the community I am a veteran of the Korean war. ,honorably discharged I do not agree with Mr Flounders. I salute the flag I always will In quoting a phrase from long ago I think the words still apply today. \I may not agree with what you say. -but I defend vour right to say it\. I think the \Purple Toad' deserves the same support and recognition in the community that ihe other clubs are now enjoying - It is possibie :hat in not saluting the flag Mr Flounders in spite of hurting himseif and -probably ]os;r;g t.s jot just may have beer. trying to rr.ake a few waves iike getting people to wonder wty so mjch vaiue is put an one thing while others are aliowed to be - The Winter Carnival Snowmobile Parade was held Sunday at 2 p.m. with 139 snowmobiles, representing six clubs, participating - Don Compo, parade marshall, announced the prizes as follows: Most presentable club. Roadrunners, 10 snowmobiles; best precision performance club, Antwerp Snowmobile Club. Inc.. 59 snowmobiles; club with highes^ percentage of sleds completing, a three way tie. Hu/f here for the annual athletic banquet sponsored by the club. —The douverneur Wildcat defeated Malone in basketball on Jan 23 They will meet Tupper Lake in a game at the local gym tonight 25 YEARS AGO TRIBINE PRESS FEB. 5. 1947 • —Consolidation of the Noble Foundation Home on Depot street with the VanDuzee hospital and operation of the home by the hospital association was ap- proved by the directors of the Stephen B VanDuzee hospital Association Monday.,.evening. —There were three days of ice racing last week in Canton and the Charles Ruderman pacer. Rice Knspie, won both heats of his race for Fred Parks, trainer .and driver. Red Cross, owned by Hall Brothers of Gouverneur won both heats of her race. —Appointment of Mrs. Charles Griffith as school nurse and at- tendance officer for the Gocrverneur \schools has been announced by Scott L Brown, superintendent of schools. A reception for Rev. Frederick Diviney, new pastor of St. James Church, and a farewell party for Rev. William Argy. assistant pastor who is leaving for new duties at Holy Family Church, ^Watertown, will be held tonight in St. James Hall. Trailmasters of Richville, Inc.. !1 snowmobiles; Macomb County Riders. Inc., 11 snomobiles; and Edwards Snowmobile Club. Inc., 21 snowmobiles The Stormers Snowmobile Club. 27 snowmobiles, was awarded the consolation prize. Judges for the parade, which lasted 12 minutes, were Gary Mclntyre and Robert Benware. . Prize money will be sent to the .clubs by mail. their regular meeting to be held in Maccabee Hall Feb 14 —A number of Gouverneur organizations and individuals are constantly engaged in providing clothing and bedding for' the Armenian orphans and others of the sufferers from famine and war in the Near East. Treasurer for this project is Mrs. F. Erwin -5 YEARS AGO GOVVERNEL'R FREE PRESS FEB. 10, 1897 « —Collector Butcher has $1,400 of town taxes to get in. -I. I Block has purchased the M Z. Gates residence on Clinton street, consideration, $4,000 Possession will be given April 1 —G B Johnston left yesterday for Watertown and Black River on business connected with the firm of Weston, Dean and Aldrich. . , • , —A special writing class is being organized in the village and the law students of the village are trying to organize a club. —Hot hash and brown bread will be served by the St Cecelia's Guild at their regular dime * supper in Trinity Church basement next Tuesday evening. / 100 YEARS AGO /GOL YERNElR TIME& / FEB. JO. 1872 1 / —The report circuJated^/BilJ Bowmarj, that Tunis Kipp has offered three cords of slab wood for a vote is said to be untrue, -only one cord has been offered. —Several sleigh loads of Good Templars took their way to the residence of Mr Robert F Brown, some five or six miles out of the village on Tuesday eve, last The sociable was in honor of the return home of Miss Julia Ormiston who spends her vacation with her sister, Mrs. Brown —We learn that D Peck has been renominated supervisor of the town of Fowler. DAV HOTLINE! Vocational Rehabilitation After th< wounds are healed, diseases seated or in- juries repa-red and the disabled veieran leaves the hospital he ther eage r 'v prepares 10 overcome ^ s occjpa!»onal handjeap by pursuing academic, orv-the-»oc or apjprent.ee- * sh.p :ra;n:-^g jnde- one of the many vocational rehat* ta- tion prog*ams adm.ruwered b> Hdtn. state or comb;ned federal state pe'sonne. Whatever program mav *< ->ece«r- sar> cor-.piete rehab.station ;s not obla nee* J~: ' ga ~' ji err.p)Oyr>e-t :s the end resjl! The-e are so r.a-» prograrr.s an£ age-oes that ;t ;$ a CDrr.rnor -ye t* :ha! all e -g ^e 3:s- *b»ed »ete-ans ajtomatjeaify rece »e ••oca t »on»; rer-.a&i.ita- •Ttor Jnforrri'HO- avi, B *'«e *o JS r,o*r»r* ,iv2»ca'e< fat * thousand^ of e g tie d^ab«ei v f «fjnt a'e ->ot UK ng ad- vantage of ai! a>-a. ab-e -e-.a-O , tat ve ser»-ces of \ocat.or.a. re w ao. -ur<c.r for Oisar^ed ve*e-a*tt :& ir.at ac- r..r.;s'ered r* the VA p--suart :o Chapter 3: T.:*e 38 C S Code To aua:f> unde' t w '$ la* vete-a-ts » *h service afre- V»>nd v> ar II' and before !*-e Korea-, z&r* >z* or t're- t*f Kzrthz conf.c: r-jsi ^a^t se-* >ce-cor-vec % .e<i drsar *y o: 30^ or r-ore E«rer\ ons n~a* be -^.ade 'o- dsvar . tie< ;a:e- «e^ t*i- >•'_ z * .'. :•?• cau<< a r>ro->oj-.c»c! err r-yne- 1 fc a-»d»car Ge-»e*a\. the z*'>oC of \* - -g — »• ,r»o* exce-ec :o«r vea-s anc e g $ .ir> ceases r,.r»e .'• a~s after 4f«charge Lnder certa*B i^£~nsur>c« >pec a cono itior *rva> be acco-de.: a 5. xie^ or otbe- *e-ouv> ve*e~ar » fc »c fc a? *>c: p-r»»c»js^ bee* rehab-: ta*r<: or •Nose ser• ^ce<o-r>ec'ec &%ar :v ras x-e»«w *o ^JC\ ar tc prf.-e-: pe !;» Se Ms : \a apply for assistance jnder a partnership program b the Federal Rehabilitation Serv»ces Adm mstraiion and State governments Every State COVKJCS vocational rehabilitation for the dbabied through one or more agencies of the Starte govrnmen- Tfcrvass© app.^e^ 'o rhe Drv!r«ct of Columbia. Guarr Pue-to R'CO. and the Virg;r Islands f To quaiifv you rrj^i have a disability **»ch mte-- ifcrev * : u vour ab' *y to pursue a gainful occjpation or fu\>c!»o- as a homemaker - jr the case of feT.ale diiafr^d ve*e*a~-,, or *r--z\ t^rea'Ci 1 co~* r^jtc empioy-nen* botn i*r»er a-'J *CTT>C- arc e. g)v>)e an apt>'*carr must r.* v e a rea- sonable c-.i->ce of t>e,ng abie :c «\gage r, A vu>t»r>* occ>- pa!)O\ a*'te* ->ecessa~*» rc.ab -:.ta*-o* se^ices are provided Since State *oca;'or.a -ehab tatior ige-Kie-s provioe the ac'ua >*-v.ee* appicanor mav ^ made rrv phone *:- :e* D r x pe-^or a: ire r>e.*-rv loca z>f*z* of :ne Stare re-.a** •• iu: >or age-wry Ar. ippo ,-ne-! * t he —.»<Je for you «* \* a re-aS ta* on counselor and a de'ar^.natior as to ei.g b wt> ^* be -r.ade \\ the age'vzv >our SSO car pro^ de nfor- - as :be ri the ' to contact jor a-e ->o chargei for -ehab ittai^or counsel -*g — r.k' ors to oeTer~;.ie oejree of d:sabti,:> or ^ :c oth *o «.r.a<*e .n these zai' Sgr nca- c 10 do <* lii of :he >. mab.ii^> 10 If #- » ne^e- SLED DfCORATisG CONTEST ^iNNERS t^t l*Kr*sr ^th *St sne g proce« «urg»ca. idar>ce :*:-oug fc the etam -aror ar»C Sosp.ta Mar> 3:«at«ec ***e-i-3 *bc «-e yt,T>~. «2\f: a*oca asuv^a-cr r**. ab* ^c \^— lr*z vote «• *t: \ •- oe con r. antf a. o**<-i -a.-O<cap« prat jd< err>c>ormer« * **e«c*a -\ o? \Tr*. i g r 1 vocarona acrno» -rotiefe \c\*\ r?*.a*.u:o«- 'ac\*.tf* or ^ Xx rtome. bee >\-1 e v :*-;•» boari roar*. 0ram.DCTa.DotL ar»c xSer e* 5*-*t\ IOCMV to—pet*\*' a?>d .icrraes ot p«ace .! ic r-.ate

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