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THE GOUVERNEUR TRIBUNE-PRESS of $69,200.29 in own and county npaidwith^ridav nal day payment ted at the Town in Gouvemeur. all taxes must be lty Treasurer Carl in ton ible this month ?st charge of two e to the town. The U be two and one- The clerk's final must be made to June 1st. to the county ane carry both a enalty and an in- of 10 per cent i Feb. 1. the amount of $10,780.88 owed by al Railroad. torney has been xirsue further a he UnKed States hich occurred on 1. The claim was ember 13, 1970. in $4,367 and never due to the fact torney never had K>n ration. Nichols submitted for the year for lerville Cemetery urns submitted a 0 for mowing the letery. Cemetery ch, Cemetery on arket Road and he Balmat Road ? accepted upon Town Attorney. d bills in the 3 44 and highway the amount of audited and ap~ nent. Published Every Wednesday by MRS printing, inc -40-42 Clinton Street, Gouverncur, New York 13642 BETTY CARNEY. Acting Editor F. \V. Rt'MKE, Advertising Manager 1 JULIE T LANCTQ, G**4tltitiou Manager ELINOR *T. HIC.HES. Production Mamwer , OFFICERS of the Corporation: Richard T. Harding President. 219 l-'rancit Strret. Watertown. RY.; fcolaftd L. Watson, Jr., Executive Vice President and Treasurer. 37 VYe-t Babcock Street, \ NY.; Elinor T. Hughes, Secreury and AsMstant Treasurer. 11 Hailejboro Street. r. N.Y. * . - «M tart OCOoi at Oommur. N«w York M matter What do you lose? Utah Power & Light Company noted in their publication \Circuit\ that, \A youth was stopped for a traffic violation. The officer recognized the odor in the violator's car. The defendent had a few joints (of marijuana) With him. He was convicted of possession, a felony,-and received a suspended sentence. Did he lose anything 0 All he lost was the right to vote, the right to own a gun and the right to run for public office. Buy near home \, Mobility is now considered one of our inalienable rights. However, it is not free, and sometimes it can be exercised beyond the point of practicality. The Wells County Free Press of Fessenden, North Dakota, makes the point very well. It says, \Did you ever drive 50 to 100 miles or more to take advantage of a super-duper special that was ad- vertised somewhere 9 A local $50 item 50 miles awav would have to sell for 134.50 in order for you to break even. The American Automobile Association certifies that 15.5 cents is what it costs to drive your car one mile. So if you've driven 100 He lost the opportunity of ever being a licensed doctor, dentist, CPA, engineer, lawyer, architect, realtor, osteopath, physical therapist, private detective, pharmacist, schoolteacher, 'barber, funeral director, masseur or stockbroker. • He can never get any job where he has to be .bonded or licensed norcan he serve on a jury. He can enlist in the military service, but he will -not have a choice of service. If this happened to you, would you think you bad lost anything 9 \ miles round trip to pick up that special, you'll have to add $15 50 to that purchase. That sweet buy can suddenly turn quite sour. 'Local merchants, whether it is groceries, clothing, drugs, hardware, appliances or whatever, feature top line, nationally advertised products. And they are also at comparative prices. They also support your local schools, churches and organizations. They also heip to pay for im- provements to make this a*better place to live. And they'll be here tomorrow to serve you per- sonally \ . - Our Readers Write Answer to Power's inquiry regarding county lab issue Following is a letter received by District Attorney William H N Power from the office of Arthur Levitt, State comptroller,, regarding the St. Lawrence County Laboratory: Dear Mr Power: This is in reply to your letter dated January 20. 1972, in which -you raised certain Questions concerning the SL. X*wrence County Laboratory. You have inquired whether the board of managers of the laboratory had the power to authorize the director of the laboratory to render certain services for a hospital located outside the county, and whether, if so authorized, the director could retain the fees charged for the services. . We would note initially that the board of managers could not authorize the director of the 4aboratory to undertake the tests in question in his capacity as director of the county laboratory. The county laboratory may serve . the county in which it is located, but is not authorized to render services for hospitals located outside the county except pur- suant to a contract with another county, which is not the case here. Since the board of managers cannot order the director to perform the tests, it, of course, cannot authorize the director to retain any fees. It is our opinion that the director might well be civilly liable for the reasonable value of any county materials or facilities used by him in the performance of his private practice. We trust tfar above will be of assistance to you. Very truly yours, ARTHUR LEVITT State Comptroller By James C. Cooper Associate Counsel Our foolish laws! The Harrisville Volunteer Firemen have tapped the maple trees along the village streets .and are taking the sap to the James and Robert Burke's new sugar house to be processed. Tte people we pay to make our laws, sure make some strange ones, for they bind the people that are paying them down so we have very few privileges. The volunteer firemen received word that they cannot accept the help of our boys, as in the past to gather sap. Why? They mi^ht get injured. How many have been injured playing foot- ball, basketball or soccer? Oh, that is all right for it is eesen- tia^jfl school to get their exer- cise. Why not let them do a little manual labor fox exer- cise? Those firemen have jobs and work to care for their fam- Hies. They are tired, but they gather the sap to raise money for e. worthy cause, and they would be grateful for the boys\ help. Our boys are ready and willing to help them, but they cannot The laws bind our youth so they canH help a neighbor, it also binds the adults we can't •let them. . Who has made our idle 'youths today? The law! Our boys today would like to work and learn just as much as we did 60 years ago, when we didn't have these fool laws We learned that it was our respon- sibility to help our neighbor, and rt never hurt us either. I hope our lawmakers wake up before it is too late and give our youth and adults a chance. Mrs. Bilo Hooper Fresh Proof That The 1968 Gun Act Is Faulty W E. me people, no* have 11 on trie high au- thority of the Federal courts that the 1968 Federal Gun Control Act is in some respects u faulty and questionable law. The courts have in effect made .1 judicial rcpc.il of portions of the law. something that the Congress might well do next by enactment to tidy up the remaining mess. The act, a hasty hodgepodge incorporating, three previous laws, depends on the interstate commerce clause of the US Constitution (Art. I. Sec 8) for its authority for the Federal Government to prosecute over guns But the U.S. Supreme Court, terming the act ^ambiguous\ or unclear in that respect, ruled that Federal prosecutors hereafter must prove that con- vict defendants played some role in transporting the aJlegedry illegal firearms in interstate com- merce No longer may they assume this and fail to show a connection On the strength of that decision a Federal E>s- trict Coun in California qu>clJ\ threw out charges that a private citizen there had made illegal saie* without a firearms dealer license And »t developed that at least five other Federaf courts had alre*id> quesUDoed the constitutionality of the act on this or another basis Some other provisions of this ill-advrsed and poorly drawn law art also Open to cruitenge it appears, and are stiH unclear after more than three years WH*t for exam pie. constrtuies dealing jifi firearms under the law\ The U» itself inowSerr defines this, although rt subjects prrvate ataeas to as rrruch as frvt yean mad $5.000 rf convicted of vioifttmg its re- qwrcment that firearms deaien be licensed .Does a* ttdrvtfua} »*So sei^s nve guns a vear need a Feder*. ftrearms deaen' h- cewe aodet &m *t* n Ter. gum** Fr*rfcer fucks'* SiOO worr> o< gum reg;-dke« of ta* mtnbt* %'. 00C •>onb ?OC 1 \:mm\ii of afn of aamBfm«x*r So gum £**? 2.00C rour>ch The answer in every Instance depends upon *ruit the administr.i!v»rs of the la*. nameU the Alcohol. Tobacco and Firearms Division of Internal Reve- nue Service, sax n ts If >ou doubt ihts. just sell I ;i few gun> and ihen—perhaps too kite—iisV the ATFD if thv\ thinl you are :i fireurrns dealer \ ou can get different answer>. too. depending on the region of the country in which >ou live or thc # Iperson answering your question. That, so help us. is the Federjl Gun Control Act in all its supposed majesty and justice. And that is not nearly all Hand grenades have become a sensitive - subject, a^ if every last one had the pin poiled and *as about to explode Another ambiguity or omission in the 3968 act is • responsible for thud It fails to make a clear distinction beiwecn j dummy or practice grenade and the combjt type To observe J law—an\ la*—the public muM first understand not oni\ the basic reason for the la* but uhat »t sj\s We do not vuggest that the provisions safeguard- ing the public be abolished Contrary to the rrws- kjdirg impression* given by critics of the NRA the NRA has, 'or decades favored laws wh»ch would bar converted criminals, proven drug ad- apts, adjudged menial cases, alcoholics, and hu- Ibiiua) ui» breaker* from owning firearms Thui continues to be our position The present la*, however could hardlv hjvc Ibeenynore diabolically aes*gned ro befuddk and entrap even day crtizens—and trut apparently ts what 11 has done in oozrra of cases -Now :Kat the courts have H»ghlsgHted the weak- inesscs rr the ta» Congress should repea! rt and ireplace 4 »»tK a cieir. wmpk ann-crime act that i»U kaw-itbKJmg Arr>e-»car« can trndemand and ™ par* a* TSc Page 3 Sec. 1 —The Tribune-Pre**. Gouvemeur. N.Y. April 12. 1972 •• THE ICE IS ABOUT GONE FROM THE RIVER BY THE MAIN STREET BRIDGE is rtproSvcrti fa* the r* f 'T rditana see pefti American Rr*e-nari Marc* 19^2 * SIGNS OF SPRING — Road crews are busy cleaning the winters accumulation of dirt off the Main Stre«t bridge. - , * - . 'Twos A Great Night For Drama By The First Nighter The Junior High Dramatics Club of Gouverneur Junior High School recently presented George Ganretts whimsical comedy \Sir Slob and the Princess, f> much to the delight of a near-capacity audience Directed by Helen Heller, the play could have tottered under the weight of its grandiose and ornate presentation but the saving factor of the production was the youthful exuberance which one encounters when he views juvenile dramatic productions The fact that the students put the time into the production and were dedicated to their purpose of entertainment deserves a lot of credit as does everyone associated with the play's production Compliments go to the cast: Richard Gerber as Sir Slob; Paula Robson as the herald; Cindy Curcuruto, drummer; Mark Gruneisen, trumpeter; Fred LaVack. Sir Jack. Mike McKinney. Sir Jim; Chuck Moussaw, Sir Joe. Mike Matott, Sir Jerry; Robin Versailles, the King and Kathy O'Connor the Queen; Barbara MaJoy Princess Rosebud; Tauno Schwelnus. the Wizard; Elizabeth Stevenson, the nag; Brent Raven and Chris Matott. soldiers. Carol Matejcik executioner and townspeople (also ushers Belinda Tessmer Rebecca Wash burn. Kathy Bartell. Darlene Kinney. Jodi Gonyeau. David McClure. Sue Chambers Carl Fitzgerald Dan Connor Msrgae Grout. Beysey Norton. Sheiia Todd and Kevin Palmer Congratulations are also due to the dance ensemble consisting of Karlene Hartle. Debbie Tambiir Diana Wood Donna Wood Bette Otto. Marv Serviss Laurie Fuller, Kathy LaVack, \Nyla Cook. Kathy Phelps and Maureen Taylor Those behind the scenes who contributed to the play's success were: Mrs-. Helen Heller, director; Mr. William Lacy, business manager; Joe McAllaster, technical director and Marlee Bancroft, bookholder Others were the costume committee with Mrs. Elliott (Carol) Glansberg as advisor which was comprised of Judy Leeson and Elaine Wycerley Miss Harriet Welch and Miss Pat McNeill took charge of the makeup committee which did a fine job The members were Kay Griffith. Lori Brundage. Carol Link. Cynthia Stammer, Sandy Fifield and Debbie Tripp Props committee: Connie\ Spillman, Cathy LaVack and Jodi Gonyeau ' » Also assisting backstage were Jamie McAllaster. lights; Miss Patricia McNeill. scenery; Robert Webster, tickets and Mary Kay Robson and Elizabeth Norton, programs Handling publicity was Laurie Fuller Kevin Palmer. Laura Tharrett. Tim Mark wick Trina Benjamin. Mary Serviss. Dan Connor Joel Lewis Dennis Mong Judy Leeson Robin Wash- burn and Doiona Wood AoTv?i9rs also included Mr Don Reynolds photographer and Mrs Diana Lynde posters The cast and crew also wished to express their gratitude to Allen Meyer music director, and Mr Don Reynolds and Edward Sch- welrrus for some of the props as 'well as to the Tribune Press. Watertown Times . WIGS Gouverneur Community Players Watertown Mattress Elliott 'Giansberg Joanne Lahtinen and Miss Jovce Jones * This reviewer would also wish to express our gratitude to the entire cast and crew of \Sir 'slob and the Princess\ for a job well done / A bill to provide an Om- budsman for New York State has been presented in the Legislature by St Lawrence County Assemblyman Daniel Haley. Senator Jack E Bronston. of Queens, will join with Mr Haley in support of the proposal — \Simply put.\ said >Mr Haley, \an Ombudsman is a man or woman, appointed by the Legislature to investigate and answer complaints about the Executive Branch of the Government We believe that this is the strongest Ombudsman's Bill ever presented in any American Legislature It is that strong because the times require it It is much stronger than the one presented two years ago. because in the intervening years. government has gotten just that much more complex. ,and essentially, out of control '* Haley pointed out that the system has been m effect in Sweden since 1820 and in various forms, ha? spread to other Scandanavian Countries to England and New Zealand 'I feei ver> strong]>.' the Assemblyman said that we have such a probiem in an almost rur,-a»a\ oj'-of-control State Government that we have to do something immed'ateiy Ob- vious A the institution of Om- budsman is a step in that c.rec:;or. because tr.e Om- budsman :s someone that ever> c;t:zer car. app* a ' to He can Congressman Robert C McEwer, iRN Y has co- sponsored a hard-hitting crime control bill aimed at restruc- turing the 19« gur. contro; act The MeE* en-sponsored z:'A wouid emphasize cr;m;r.ai prosecution of persons *hc use iguns wrongfuiU, raiber than harassment of fla*-at>;d;ng sportsmen and collectors creased by r per cent aggravated assault *;ih a firearm has increased 22 per cer.: and rot>Der> w;th a firearm has increased s98 per cer.t over Specifically the fcul impose strict ( mar.da:or> penalties on those cor%-c:ed of using a gun *ki*e comT^ttir-g a crime Ir. jd&Dot *: »>»~d charge a I; references *x age j*. the ;*» GUT. Or.tro. Act from ;: to 18 ard remove re^.?tra:.or. :•:' a mm or; Dor Ir. conr.mer.tir*g or. the b.J McE^er stated I &e*ieve that the existing fjr. concr^ ia* ^ fa lied to effective; v cope *--•*. crvrr>€ involving fkrearrr-s 5.r.-ce of the iSx-i »a* fj ?*$ in- I t>ei;eve that this o;I] takes a d.fferen: approach ar.d :r.e correct approacn to the prc»!jjem Its •hrus; is direct ed a: tne cnm-ina; *hc ucses a gur. ir. the commissar, ot a cr.rr.e the m- £:v>dt«d! «T>C through \:.« actons jeopard.zes the r.gh:s ar#j ::ves o: lhor>es: ia*-abiding c:tiiens The act.or. we r>eed :c Ufce is not iaga.ns: firearms bjt aga.r^: itrose «t>: use tr^em in 'S*:r err-..r,a ir - r.a ar.> records from tr>e Execut:ve Department o: the appearance of an> person .r. tne Executive or Judsciar;* Depart- ment Mr Hale> uert or to sa> that iriCiuding the Jud;c;ar> is an impor'.an: par* v. tr.f t:!i ^> have r,ad some iread: J. case? n Ne-«* York Cit> anc -psta'e too Consider ^e case y. Just.fi- Sch- verier wbc *as induced and removed or rat re: a:tja..> res.g-ed and ir. *Jfce evibence br>a^r.t out agair.«: r..rr. it ap- pears tr,at tr>€ ^c.nts are r.ar.'.M it.rr.e E-t Oc To Save on Fuel „* c - z Ar. Crr.z-jttsr.s- co- ; c art ? ar-c ->tTK>u* ie+? \>' Ha.e;. a^oec Or>e zA iDe pr.^c^. pr'-t? J*. Ha.e> zr: -LT* arc G 10 YEARS AGO Gouverneur Tribune Press April 11. 1962 , , — Teachers' salaries will be increased in the. Gouverneur school district next year as a result of recent state legislation mandating a new schedule and also to compete with surrounding districts A starting salary of ^$4,500 was adopted as a special meeting of the School Board r Monday — Cjties Service Oil Company has announced the appointments of Delbert McLear and Ken Filiatrault as representatives in St Lawrence County. The new business will be known as Del and -Kens Fuel Service . 25YEARSWGO Gouverneur Tribune Press April 9. 1947 — A year and a half of recpn- struction work has converted the old St Lawrence Inn on Main street into an ultra-modern home furnishings center and tomorrow it will be opened to the public as the newest and largest branch of the Watertown Mattress Com- pany. — Hundreds of worshippers observed Easter Sunday at services in the Gouverneur churches, which were bright with spring flowers and Easter lilies. 50 YEARS AGO - • The Northern Tribune April 12. 1922 — Dirt and sand for grading and filling free for the drawing, Erwin Cox. corner Barnes and Park street. NEWS FROM ASSEMBLYMAN DANIEL HALEY — The post office at Pope Mills was broken mto during the early hours of Tuesday morning and the sum of $9 94 wa\s taken from the cash drawer. — Marshville Notes — A good many are drawing hay tbis spring 75 YEARS AGO Gouverneur Free*Press fc April 14. 1897 — A stranger in town Saturday got very much intoxicated and when he regained his senses found that he had enjoyed a nap .near the old tannery building, frhiie he slept someone removed his hat and shoes and took them away — The weather became colder Friday evening and a snow storm set in. Saturday morning the ground was again white, about an inch of snow having fallen. 100 YEARS AGO • ' The Gouverneur Times April 6. 1872 — Mrs Firth has rented a part of W A Short s store and moved her millinery stock into it. . — Mosher has taken that part of the store vacated by Mrs. Firth Hereafter the Book store may be found in the corner building. No. 30 Main street. — In consequence of the ex- treme length of the essay on our second page, and the Correspondence from Clinton on our third, we are compelled to omit several articles and items this week. — We shall endeavor to get them all in type next week. ^ State Government should not then have an Ombudsman. Haley replied in the negative. \If people are awake and watching what goes on, they have the review of their Legislators every two years I propose a six year term for the Ombudsman and that he be appointed by a two-thirds -v^tmg majority of both houses/' Assemblyman Haley said he thinks the cost may run around $330,000 to establish this office but pointed out. that thereafter, the savings would be con- siderable \J think the people are willing to make an investment in better government and of all the institutions man has concocted. I know of none which at this time would make a greater con- tribution to improving govern- ment than the institution oi Ombudsman \ When abktro-il this office would not be too similar to that of the District Attorney. Mr Haley pointed out that the Attorney General is an Executive ap- pointment and it. rs to handle 'complaints against this Division as well as the Judiciary that the bill is aimed I think our present Attorne> General is a fine person but there are political con- siderations If we can establish an independent office such as- Ombudsman. we are going to get more done \ Leg.siatior. which would permi; cour/^es to estar>Msh JOW rejit bousing projects has no* been ifiled ;n A.t»an> b> Assemblyman Dar.sel Haie> The St Lawrence County Leg.siator sa:d in the memorandum accompanying the b.'l trat It is often important if or courses to be abie to establish bojs:ng projects just as ciUes inou 3o and this measure wouid jperm.t thus . T*>e ^i*i A-1WS2* calls for a concurrent r«so-.-tior. of the Senate and Assemaiy »h;ch. if 'pd-fsec *^u)c put the a mend- 'rent t-e'^re the voiers for a : tr.a : th:s bill -?es of the ;: passed trie ' t»-t fa .ed to it tr..s Development Article failed, and since it is still important for counties to be able to establish housing authorities. I r hope that we can start the long process ail over again of getting this needed amendment onto the ballot.\ The Waddington Assemblyman explained that a concurrent resolution of the Senate and Assembly, proposing an amendment to the State Con- stitution, must be passed by two consecutive sessions of the Legislature before it can be placed on the ballot. Haley introduces legislation for recycled paper Assemblyman Daniel Haley has introduced legislation which will require the Legislature and the States departments to use recycled paper The bill. A 10304 amends the State printing law and mandates the use of recycled paper for legislative and departmental printing Assemblyman Hi ley said the use of recycled p, per would, '\significantly advance en- vironmental and ct nervation considerations by reo cing the -number of trees to be cut. preserving our natural beauty, jand the paper that is to be recycled has not had to -be •disposed of m any manner thus reducing a major source of JPOiiutKWi \ The St Lawrence County Legislator listed the fiscal im- plications of his bill as 'An- ticipated Savings \ OPINION fta:er pc.r.:ed D pa?«ec r>tr. c: U-g.s.atjre .r. :^r S«-r.«:e bVc.T. r J* jt: yr. 'J-* .**' t vote iz. :9\. 'JT* ire Ccrr.- /.; f \ De*.e.:-p ,Art.c> »•?••-.i have i a -r. e r^srr er t urs-ec^ss* ctrc-r ••-srv -1 or ** k 5 ~ic*: csr-'4 tr-e rr 5 r : e c r. * Brrt«ft Texas J*«n>a) \Now cornes a feport from 12 scientists After a two-year study and $i milbon spent they conclude that 'Tiaytoeip or lelevtswc couid t**d children prone to v>oieDce to v e more aggresfci veiy b ibis COHCJSXJC J> per raps these vro; en:-prone cr.:ktr«r. r.&.i have i^ecome r.ea« ar>^a> T>JS long ex have 5e«c &JS a *> eery: pbcoe call tc near:> ar.>

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