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\- . I THE GOUVERNEUR TRIBUNE-PRESS Page 3 Sec. 1 —The. Tribune-Prea* Gouverneur, N.Y. May 3. 1972 Published Every Wednesday by MRS printing, inc 40-42 Clinton Street, Gouverneur, Is'ew York 13642 BETTY CARNEY, Acting Editor F. W. RUMKC, Advertising Manager JuuE T. LASCTO,\ Circulation Manager ELINOR T. HUGHES. Production OFFICERS of the Corporation: Richard T. Ha I'd ing. President. 219 I ramci* Sirext. Watertown. JiY.; L. Watson, Jr., Executive Vice President and Treasurer, 37 N.Y.; Elinor T. Ht^he*, Secretary and Assistant Treajurer, i N.Y. iM Babcock Street. Hailcsboro Street T«rk M da* matter Help us to help you The Gouverneur Rescue Squad will be starting another summer of answering many calls and fighting traffic. Unfortunately, our headquarters is located one and one half miles out of town, and many times we find it difficult to get there quickly in traffic. At the present time we use two alarm systems to alert our men of a call. First, the siren from the top 0/ the Municipal Building; second, ' the radio signal which WIGS Radio is allowing us to use. j Our personal cars are now equiped with flashing green lights. We are telling our members to operate their cars in this manner to try and make their trip to our ambulances faster and safer when we have a call! Drive with your headlights on; your four-way flashers on; and your green light flashing This \\ what we arejesking — if you hear the siren blow or the radio signal while you are ^riving, please be on the alert for our men trying to get.to our ambulances and give them a little room. Seconds wasted #n the road could mean the difference in saving a life. Thank you. RodBenware President , FLUME AND PULP MILL AT EMERYVILLE taktn from,rocks betowbridge Picture taken several years ago loaned by Ktrmit Woodward. How My State Acquired Its' Name Our Readers Write Mayor appreciates \worfc of teenagers Spring truly arrived &is past weekend, heralded by sunny .skies and a terrific spring cleanup of our Village grounds. On behalf of all the citizens of Gouverneur, I want to thank our area Scouts, their leaders, and other youthful volunteers for the great job they did in Saturday's clean-up project. _Our young people showed they care about the condition of their environment. I want them to know that the rest of the com- munity appreciates their effort and is proud of them. All too often adults are quick to judge and condemn teenagers for their deviant styles and outlooks. But Saturday's clean-up is proof that youthful idealism, when put into action, bring results. The bags of rubbish piled in the Main Street park, an additional set of painted trash barrels, the new fence in front of the old Grant's building, and tte Ireah paint QQ. the &-+** fiirfW wAmw*x*xmd alMdC are those results. Community pride is a fragile emotion. We must nurture it and care for it if it is to survive and grow. One way of doing this is to care for the appearance of our community. Another is to be proud erf the achievements of our -community members. Now, citizens of Gouverneur, we can do both. The Scouts have improved the appearance of the Village by picking up after thoughtless litterers. We can let them know that we appreciate their efforts both by telling them and by removing ourselves from the category of thoughtless littmr.\ \Keep Gouverneur Oean\ is more than a slogan to save our maintenance workers needless toil It stands for the personal pride each citizen has in his community. Again, thank you Scouts, Scout leaders, and volunteers for your tremendous effort. Perhaps this spring, along with the long awaited crocuses, the seeds of Village pride you sowed will sprout and grow in Gouverneur. Very truly yours, ' Anthony Pastixxo Mayor Mahoney on Horizon Maurice Mahoney, president of the Seaverton Taxpayer! Association Inc , said last week that he believes area residents should adopt a more realistic attitude about the community development project proposed by Horizon Corp of Tucson. Am , for the 24.000 acres they recently purchased from Northern Lumber company in Coiton and CUre Efforts to deter or bar Horizon are abviousiy futile, he poined out since \Horizon ts already in. They have bought the property They have spent more than S2 million and they certainly do not mean to lose that investment The sensible thing 00* is for Col ton to establish toning regulations and careful tax assessment practices In this way the town may be able to not only protect its potittao but perhaps enhance its economic future \ Mr Mahooey said be has beep with sportsznes. tiiero- » fc , L-. m .-,1. AIM m-mlj \H % - OK oc^B^^flH d^Eia a^vo ^^oe man oc tbe street*, most of whom point out that the -aodac* Part w*s lost kog ago to the ordinary The rape of the , gradually acquired a monopoly on most of the remainder. You can now drive for miles and miles, faced with \Posted\ signs which keep you from fishing in the streams, hunting in the forest, or even wandering with your family along the trails. \We may as well face the fact that the big-time promoters have discovered us\ he continued. \Promoters are big spenders. They invest millions and expect to realize hugh profits from their investments. \Horizon is a gigantic cor- poration. It accepts as part of its investment the need to pay for promotional efforts, such as full page newspaper spreads and slick brochures. \There is nothing wrong with - this. Private developers and land speculators with political con- tacts and the ability to obtain prior information on future land needs for a specific area nave traditionally made tidy profits from such ventures.\ \This is the American Way.\ . .\Tfeethiitgwefcavetodoisstay «9Bt _ jump, ahead of the developers, so as to protect what we have and gain all the ad- vantages possible for future generations\. Mr. Mahoney feels area citizens should accept the Horizon situation as a lesson in the results of inattention to the heritage of the mountains. 4 * We must make sure it does not happen again in our county\ he urged. \One thing we can do is put pressure on our legislators in Albany to open the Adirondack* to the public—really open them, so folks can enjoy the Park.\ He feels Assemblyman Dan Haley's bill to establish a land bank in the Park is worthy of careful consideration. \Certainly we must be more alert\ he stated, \But it seems to me this present activity in op- position to Horizon is an exercise in futility \ \It's done Let's swallow our medicine, salvage what we can, and concentrate our energies on seeing to it that proper environmental safeguards are initiated and enforced\. There has been some indication that Environmental issues may occupy a prominent place in the platform of the St Lawrence County taxpayers group Thanks Scouts for clean up work . On behalf of the Gooverneur Chamber of Commerce we wish to thank all Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts and leaders for one of the most productive and inspir- ing programs ever! Gouverneur is cleaner and more attractive because \Keep America Beautiful Day\ was an \action day\ thanks to effort and time so generously donated by many leaders and Scouts. It is a good example of wfeat Girl Power and Boy Power can do in a constructive way I Tons and tons of litter were gathered and neatly stacked for village trucks, Refuse drums were painted* A board fence was erected at the former Grant site* Highway edges were policed for litter. The warming hut at the East Side rink received a coat of white paint. The village park was thoroughly cleaned. River- side cemetery was cleaned* Our thanks to everyone who contributed to this moat worth* while program. Gouvei ijeur Chamber of Commerce (Following is the essay Judged the overall winner in the Elementary Essay Contest sponsored by the DAR. The essay was written by Pam Pascoe of 66 Wilson Street, a sixth grader at the West Side School.) : How My State Acquired Its Name „ Did you ever wonder how New York got its name? First, you must remember that alot of the towns and cities were named after the places that the founders came from. Most of the settlers simply added a New onto the front, as in New Amsterdam, .New Berlin, New Windsor, New Hartford and many others. Before the Dutch came to New York, it was occupied by the Iroquios Indians. New York Bay was first entered by Verrazano, an Italian explorer, in 1524. He did not explore the bay. (I am getting off the track.) In the year 1664, Peter Stuyvesant, the governor of New Amsterdam, was walking up the streets when news came that five English ships had came into the bay. .James, Duke of York and brother ol King Charles II, was now leader. Peter was furious! He was a very good governor, but he lost his temper easily. Peter wanted to fight, but his men handed him a petition and when Peter saw that his own son had signed it, he know that he must 'give up. Soothe Dutch flag Was taken down, and the \English flag was raised. The Dutch people were satisfied. They did not have to pay taxes to the Lhitch West India Company anvmore. The English also let them keep their land/ Although the English made some changes, the* valley was still the same. Some of the names of towns were changed. New Amsterdam was changed to New York, Beverwyck (a town near Fort Orange) was changed to Albany. The river of Prince Mauritius was now the Hudson River. The Duke of York later became King James because King Charles II died. Later he was * ruled out of his throne and he was forced to flee to France. Con- sequently his son-in-law, William of Orange became King. A favorite nickname of New York is the Empire State because of a remark that George Washington made when he was visiting New York in 1783. He said that he thought that New York City might become an American Empire. New York is also known as the Excelsior State-Excelsior, a Latin word meaning ever upward is the state motto. This word expresses the spirit of the People in New York. The nickmane knickerbocker. any New Yorker, and Father knickerbocker, New York City, comes from Washington Irving's funny Knickerbocker's History of New York, published in 1809 Although the Dutch first settled here, and then the English, there are many different kinds and colors of people here today. From its earliest exploration to statehood New York has been continually progressing in education, communication, transportation, industry, and culture. * 10 YEARS AGO . Gouverneur Tribune Prest * May 2, 1*2 — Arthur P. Mason was presented the Chamber of Commerce's award of merit by Jack Ruderman at the annual meeting last Wednesday evening. — Seven Boy Scouts from Troop 21 were approved for the Eagle Rank in scouting at the St. Lawrence Council office Thur- sday evening. The boys are Joseph Head, Harland Brown, Clayton Boney, Stephen Hayden, John Hopper, Foster Brown and Patrick Foy — Chuck roast iradvertised for $.43 a pound at the Acme Market. 25 YEARS AGO Gouverneur Tribune Press April 30,1W7 — Installation of parking meters to regulate parking on the business section of the village will begin this week. Engineers of the Kar-park Meter* corporation, are expected to start the work today. — Announcement was made recently that the season's opening dance has been scheduled for Friday evening, May 9th at Sylvia Lake Inn. The Crane School of Music, Potsdam State Teachers' College Varsity dance band, has been engaged to provide music for the merry- makers. - — A number of workmen have beeji engaged for several days past in the work of improving the race track at the grounds of the Gouverntur Agricultural and Mechanidal Society. 75 YfcARS AGO <Gouvernemr Free Prest May 5.1897 — The G & O Railroad com- pany have commenced the carrying of all mail on that line, from the depot to post office. •— A strolling harpist and a violinist struck town yesterday, since which time they have been gathering in the stray nickels by their street music — The village authorities are causing notices tff be served on all property owners whose sidewalks are at all defective. 100 YEARS AGO The Gouverneur Times April 27. 1872 — We learn that the residence of the late L. D Carpenter, now owned by J. L. Parker, in Fowler, was burned yesterday. Insured for about $6,000 — The Edwards stage has recently been nicely repainted and repaired. Its proprietor Mr. Raymond, shows by his exertions that travelers over his route shall receive all possible care and attention. McEwen-student session to be sermon next Sunday morning at _,• _ ,^ J A -^^tl the Unitarian Church will be Viewed April 50 YEARS AGO The Northern Tribune April 26,1922 — The subject of Dr. Atwood's The Present Moral — Causes and Cure\ Conditions Albany Open Line NEWS FROM ASSIMUYMAN DAN III HALEY St. Lawrence County Assemblyman E)anieJ Haley has announced that he is 'totally against any pay increases for the Legislature, as it now stands\. Haley reminded that he testified to this effect last year before the Albany hearing of the Temporary State Commiasioo to Review the Salary and Com- pensation of the Legislature and the Judiciary, held on September 13, 1971. that we consider the passage of the Circuit Breaker concept This would take the pressure off senior citizens on fixed retirement in- comes,and others struggling along on low incomes, who suffer from ever increasing property taxes. The fdhds to finance the cost to the State would have come from a surcharge on the Stock Transfer Tax.\ By Alex Rankin The state Legislature is trying, with not much luck, to wind up the 1972 session for the year. The biggest roadblock at this writing is the deadlock over no- fault auto insurance. There are two bills in the Senate, one by Sen. Bernard G. Gordon of Peekftkiti, chairman of the Senate Insurance Committee, and the other by Sens. Thomas Laverne of Rochester, chairman of the . education committee, and John H. Hughes of Syracuse, chairman of the judiciary committee. The governor at this point is trying to negotiate a compromise between these two bills. Generally, the Gordon bill, backed by Rockefeller initially, is a \straight\ no-fault law. The Laverne - Hughes bill is a voluntary no-fault law with an added provision that would force insurance companies to use the amount they make from in- vesting premiums in figuring premium rates. A late entry into the field is Republican Assembly Speaker Perry B. Duryea. Jr. of Montauk. extent, therefore, the issue is a phony publicity stunt. His staff is busy working on still another no-fault bill, and that may be the key to the legislation that finally passes both houses. Duryea, with his eye on building his majority in November and going for the governors chair in the future, would look better if he had his own bill rather than just tagging along behind the governor and the Senate. Abortion repeal forces have put on a big show in the capitol but so far it's just that — show. If anything they hurt themselves with the sit-down demonstration they staged in the well of the Assembly last week. A recent big debate in the Senate was over a bill, now in the Assembly, that would prohibit the State University of New York from mandating student activity fees. The fact is that every four years the students at each campus vote on whether or not such a fee will be mandated. Even then, students can in some cases get out of paying it. To that The bill is sponsored by Sen. Richard E. Schermerhorn of Newburgh, who said activity fees are being used to. sponsor ob- scene student publications and radical speakers. That gave the opposition the golden opportunity to get up and make typical liberal speeches about universities as places where all viewpoints are beard, and so everyone got some good publicity out of the bill. One senator got pretty close to the point, however. '\Hiey will laugh at us,*' said Sen. Laverne, of college students when they hear about the bill. \They think we are a bunch of the worst kind ol 'Neanderthals*.\ ^ The Citizens Research Foundation of Princeton, N.J , in a study of campaign giving confirmed what everyone in New York State already knew. They said Gov Rockefeller has spent more money from his own family to get elected, re-elected, and try to get the presidential nomination than any other politician in the history of the country — In excess of $27 million since 1952. Congressman Robert C. McEwen fielded questions from 15 area high school and college students at a question and answer session at the WNPE-WNPI studios April 22. The program was videotaped and will be presented on North Country Profile on Thursday, May 4, at 7 p.m. on Channels 16 and 18. Program host Jeffrey Graham moderated the show as Mr. McEwen answered questions put to him by students from area .fcchoola..,Students wej&.J&m Martuscwics, Tony DeCilles, Don Kamaislty? Mike Burgess, Dale Hexford, Janis Clark and AJuisio Rosa Borges from Jefferson Community College; John Austin and Peter Austin from Im- maculate Heart Central; Linda Mickle, Judy Cross, Betsy Elliott, Jody Katzman, Bennett Gardiner and * Sheila Kennedy from Watertown High School. The questions concerned the expanding war in Vietnam, President Nixon's recent trip to the Peoples Republic of China, the fate of revenue sharing, draft evaders who flee ^o Canada, electoral reform and many other topics. Both Mr. McEwen and the students, many of whom will be voting the first time this fall, thought the show contributed toward promoting better under- standing between the Federal Government and the people of Northern New York At that time as now Haley said \I urge no raises in legislative salaries unless it is accompanied with plans for a total overhaul of the Legislature, including plans for a full-time Legislature, on the lines of that in California. Any partial pay raise under the Gouverneur Agricultural & Mechanical Society i Gouverneur Fair) - presently in the process of .present circumstances would only tend to perpetuate a system which is obviously inadequate to the needs of this State I believe\ he continued 'the States' tax :organizing itself _• • MauriceD Mahoney Fun plus charity On Saturday night. May 6. at 8 ipm . the people of Canton and the surrounding area have an opportunity to do two worthwhile things at once By attending Showtime *72 at the Canton High School Audjtonum they will have a fun-filled evening and at the same time benefit the local Cancer and Heart Fuxxta Several Canton residents at- tended the show m Ogdensburg this year and had much ID- joy-meat from the show and great praise for the cast This is entertainment for young and old alike and the quality of the show win amase everyone payers are prepared to make Its Formation and Career This is a series of historical articles compiled by Bemlah C. Appleby. present business manager of the Fair Association, from quotes and articles un- covered during her 12 years with the association under the Presidency of Bligfa A Dodds ix- >*r Dedds har retired as a Fair arrOmcer after 47 years of additional investment in the Legislature when it shows that it is prepared to cam out the roie required of it by our State Con- stitution, that is to be a branch -equal to the Executive and tbe Judiciary, as tn our Federal system. As presently setup there is nothing eo-equal about our part-time Legislature and {therefore I am against any aalary raise until the Legislature reforms itself so as to meet its' responsibilities , . AAroodacfcs My wife and I have beec m tbe abow for four years and every year w« es)oy >* JR 0 ™ *°A more A large group^f people get tufetfrq to entertain other* and the result a a warty prafessnai iShcv asac^ tx Coe i&ecEkocrs QD tbe Assembrymar. Dan*! Haley protested strotigjy Monday the rejection by the Assembly of his bill to institute a \Circuit Breaker' for property tax nltd. The bill would have the State ptck up that part of a otiwrfs property tax wtnet surpassed a fixed percentage of his aggressive leadership and faith- ful service This retrospective view of the formation of the t>oovernenr Agr it Mech Society written in 1922 author unknown ' and now over 114 years from the date of its first Pair — 1&S9 — should be interesting to all who Ihotd this really great promotion of omr town and county in esteem No attempt hat been made to update the article or correct its orrgtnal structure II! THE FIRST FAIR The committee appointed at the meeting teld Ftb Uh, 1856 to secure grounds upon* which to hold the exhibition entered into -an agreement with Amos S. Egert for the use of a parcel of land situated on the North side of Mam Street and in use at that time as a horse pasture The property was then owned by Egert & Avehll It was a sandy, unimproved piece of land dotted uith aieaurees and fenced along Main St with a board fence and for the most pan along its other boundaries with rail fence Previous to this time the hill in Main Street to the east had been cut down and the slope at the foot of the hill filled, making the road bed about fire feet higher then the level of this ground This rather sharp descent to the en- trances *as recalled for many years by the older residents *ho attended the early Fairs The southwestern comer nearest the village center was ap- proximately at the line of the Barry and Ai^dnch resident properties with the ticket office 4 mMy re»ta< y%m of acts sesB os L*s*wreoce Was*. Ed Softrrax Gtas \This concept . tbe to© Lefksiattr aajd. kA a already m Wtfconcts aod w atno^d at OT ill ember's Cictat. I hope to tee many erf 700 at tbe GOUVERNEU* FAI* - and entrance for people afoot on the site of the H G Aldrich residence * ARCO Station now in 1972 *. and the entrance for horses and vehicles further east, near the K»llmer property. The grounds extended to the Rock Island road thence along that road to the gulf, now ' 1922 > filled and bridged over at the street corssings but their a sandy slope to the banks of the creek thence westerly along the creek to a point about midway between the present 1922 Gordon Street and Park Street then southerly to the place of beginning but described Iby one who well remembers 11922 even detail of the grounds as being Aiong Sam Smith s corr. field and Deacon Wright's garden No stipulated rental was to be paid for the use of this ground but the Society was to pay all trxes assessed upon the property TY»e first work 10 be tko^io fit the grousds for the exhibition was to lay out the race track and grade a course Tbe committee appointed u> hMve charge of this was Edward Hartley G L VanNamee and John kenyor. By encircling as much ground as pos&ibie a track measuring one Hundred and forty-eigfct rods was estabitahed 'this being :weive rods short of a half rrjie Farmers interettexi x the enterpnae worked without corr.per&at>on some driving their teams u far as sever, or eight r.iies to w-ork aii day a; gradi^ Vrte-.T tillage fneods w-ooid invite therr. to dinner ar>d then they return u> their home* LE *-h* ;.r.g PeJef Chamberlain was tre ige-.eri. »Lper:ctendeF.t Under his supervision accom- modations were provided for exhibiting the livestock Forty posts were set at proper distances within the ground encompassed by the race track to which the horses and cattle were tied for the days of the exhibition A rough shed was built for the poultry, and pens were con- structed for calves, sheep and swine, each grouped accordingly, ithe group of pens for swine being outside the track m one of the (farther corners of the grounds The great problem v was to secure proper housing for the household exhibits flowers. vegetables needlework fi~fid cunos The St LawTeoce County Agricultural Society possessed a large tent and someone went to Cantor at ar. expense of 12 10 to endeavor to secure a loan 0/ thus tent Tbe accommodation was granted and the tent shipped 10 Gouvemeur by freight the bdJ for freight being S; 05 and for cartage from the station, twenty- five cents This tent was pitched within the race course A ticket off>ce and a stmnd for the judfes of the racer were constructed of rugh r>em!o<k lumber tbe Judges stand tacrit of the couree and facing Main Street This was afterwards moved to the outer s>de of the track cm the norct side of the grounds Ir. rt22 the author states that he is cxtebted to Ur% Lucy A TjrrjboU for a drww.z% made by beraelf of the tenc whicfc forrr>ed suet a ccmpKWM par. of that first fair The thec Mm Lacy A V&nDuie* « \M5* wrtfc aevert- other student* ,of IT* ±*iv:ng can LD tbe <Gou>en>eur Wesleyan Seminary went to the Spencer Hotel from an upper window of which an unobstructed view of the entire grounds was to be obtained Sketches were made of the tent in students' drawing books Asked for reminiscences in 1922 Mrs Tumbutt said that she did not remember much about the interior of the tent, but that she had a drawing of the ex- terior Tor sixty-three years her drawing book had been preserved and she was able to give the accurate sketch of the tent in which Gouverneur Agricultural and Mechanical Society had its first exhibit of all classes other than livestock September 13th 1859 dawned with promise of good weather Farmers and their families came with the choicest of their herds and flocks their homespun manufacture* their gram and vegetables and the village jpeople brought household products fkywen and poultry to swell the exhibition The vendor of eatables had hjs rough board ishack stocked witfe his wares — stacks \of brown jgxngertre*d marked off ID squares and/ pry am ids of apples flanked by Iglaaa >an of Jackaoc hatts and peppermint candy These >art were carefuiry provided with no coven to keep out the fbes and \jf rwwia*y and dispensed AX tbe etas* of ;be day Secretary Oorfe Parker handed Treasurer A E Nortoo the auzc of eighty dotlan is gate receipts and received ha receipt for the week ~T>wrmf' ta* la* Fin* Day «f ta* First fir

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