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Lem * C o u n ty* No. I M a r k e t p l a c e esl C r o w ing W e e k ly N e w spaper I n N o r thern N e w York j o u r n a l m t f t f t t a n t h i t m t M A Y 6 - 1 2 Serving the g r e a te r Lewis C o u n ty a r e a since 18 3 0 1 4 3 R D Y E A R N O . 31 L O W V I L L E , N .Y . 1 3 3 6 7 W E D N E S D A Y , M A R C H 2 1 , 1 9 7 3 2 6 P A € E S - 1 5 C E N T j S 28 Youths In Sheriff’s Case A (roup of some 28 Croghan u * youths, ranging in aga from U to 18, art now under Investi­ gation by tbe Lawla County Sher­ iff's Department in connection vitb a long series of petty crimes in tt* Croghan vicinity. According to Chief .P eoutv Fiord Martin, it is ngtHpiled that of ihe 28, there will be 1 1 who will face charges and var­ ious court action. Due to their ages, most of the youths vill In famtly court, Martin Among the crimes that the youths have admitted to include firing a .22 calibre rifle ai tel­ ephone cables between Croghan and Beaver Falls, which resulted In disruption of service and some IBOO In damages Just to cover labor tor the repairs. In this Incident, Martin said two 14- year-olda face family court ac­ tion. Youths have also admitted breaking into Marllley's Gener­ al Store, Croghan, on 12 sep­ arate occasions, in which they stole sleeping bags, small gas Stoves, clothing, smoking mater­ ials, money and other articles valued at more than 1500. The youths are believed re­ sponsible for reports by Croghan area residents that prowlers have been roaming about their resi­ dences and businesses in the vil­ lage. Martin said there was def­ initely some connection between the prowling Incidents and the burglaries and other crimes. There had also been reports from Croghan residents of \peeping Tom’* Incidents in the village. Martin stated, however, that aa far as he had been able to determine at this point, the Incidents probably were associa­ ted with the youths wandering about peoples' property. In coming and going from the scenes of the various crimes that have been committed and were probably not actual “ peeping Tom\ cases. However, he said the reports art under investigation. Martin Indicated that there will' no doubt be further petty crimes about the Croghan area solved as the investigation of the youths continues. 19 7 3 Florida Picnic Held A total of IDS Lewis Countlans attended the 18th Annual Lewis County Picnic at Rlvervlew, Fit. Those who registered tre is follows: Mr. and Mrs. Russell LowvUle; Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Lehman, Lowville; Mrs. Mirgnrnt James, Lyons Falls; Mr. sad Mrs. Jamss Burkhart, Laettds and Dcnan, Arcadii, IM , Ms. sad Mrs. Ksra J. Leh- a n , LowvUle; Aaroa Jaatsi, LowvUle; Roslla Jantal, Lo>- vtOet Mr. sad Mrs. VerncnLeh- maa, LowvUle; Asor W. Ken- aell, Croghan; Lloyd and Sara Zahr, LowvUle; Kathy Zehr, Vicky Lehman. LowvUle; Mrs. David (Connie ) Zehr, LowvlUe; Albert Rate, LowvUle; Mr. and Mrs. Robert M err tom. Rlver- vtew, Fla; Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Spencer, Carthage; Mr. and Mrs. Bageue Domser, Rlvervlew, FIs.; Flora and Fran Gray, Beaver Falla; Tony Baumgartner, Rl­ vervlew, Fla.; Lena Baumgart­ ner, Rtverview, Fla.; Mr. sad Mrs, Thomas V. Deveram, Lake­ land, Fla,; Dorothy and Robert Bohall, LowvlUe; Elisha F. Parker, Beaver Falla; Mr. and Mrs. Edward Newvine, Becky, Terry sad Stows, Port Leyden; Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Newvine, Port Leyden; Mr. and Mrs.Clay­ ton Vlrkler and Ruth, Braden­ ton, Fla.; Grace Wilder, Glen- fleld. Also, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Me*- lus, Ruth Lustyck, L. Myrtle and Francis Nichall, Sarrenic Shores, FIs.; Mrs. Charles Shetton, Watertown; EarlH. Pick, Watertown; Mr, and Mrs. DoMtd Plerrepoet, Geneva; Mr. snd Mrs. Gerald Bailey, Port Leyden, Mr. aad Mrs. C. Earle Jackson, Ri- vervlew, Fla.; Mr. and Mrs. Da­ vid Stoffle, Boonvllle; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Rupert, St. Peters­ burg, Fla.; Mr. snd Mrs. Calvin W a U f-M .'!. ■ wews * ear taf*« T r e a s u r e r ’ s C a s h S t a t e m e n t G i v e n AT THE WHITE HOUSE - Tour­ ing the White House with Mrs. Richard M. Nixon recently were two newly-certified radiologic technologists, Jessica A. Fuhr- man, Hanover, Pa., and Donald W, Raymond, Lowville. Mrs. Nixon, who once worked as an X ray technologist, invited the American Registry of Radiolog­ ic Technologists Board of Trus­ tees apd the two young techno­ logists- to the White House in honor of the 50th anniversary of ARRT. The ARRT ts the na­ tional examining and certifying board for technologists In tbe fields of x-ray technology, rad­ iation therapy, and nuclear med­ icine. More than 75,000 radio­ logic technologists in hospitals and medical clinics across the country are certified by tbe ARRT. Bannon, Lowville; Ell Boshart, Lowville; Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Zehr and Mr. and Mrs. John Hunxlker, Tsmpa, Fit.; Mr. and Mrs. Edward Koxlowskl, Port Leydtn; Mr. and Mrs.Wm.Gren- Uck, Tamps, Fla.; Julia Keen, LowvlUe; Mr. and Mrs. God­ frey Begets, Turin; Theda fut- tla, Lowvtlle; Mr. and Mrs. Ha­ rold Wklmtyer, Qlsoflekl; Mr. sad Mrs. Bari Campaay, River- view, FIs.; also Mr. and Mrs. 8tewart Berry, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Bollver, Bradenton, Fla.; Mr. aad Mrs. Roy Jones snd Marie Helllnger, Mr. and Mra. Ralph Kerr, My. and Mrs. Merwln Olmsiead, all of Bra­ denton, Fla. The meeting was called to or­ der by President Robert Merri- sm, invocation was given by Mr. Elmer Zehr and a pleasant picnic lunch was enjoyed by all. The business meeting followed with s welcome speech from Mr. Merrlam. The treasurer’s re­ port was read and accepted. The minutes ot the last meeting were read and accepted. The new officers u accepted from Elija Parker's nominating committee for next year are as follows. Clayton Vlrkler, presi­ dent: Cyril Seymour, vice-pres­ ident; Eva Burkhart ..secretary, and Earl Jackson, treasurer. Next year’s picnic was voted to. be held at Rlvervlew, Fla., wtth a buffet-style picnic, the last Sunday in February. Signs are to be made and posted to lead the way to the Rlvervlew Civic Center. Prises were given this year to oldest woman, Mrs. Baumgart­ ner; youngst girl, Donna Burk­ hart; oldest man, Earl Peck; youngest boy,Steve Newvine; for driving the farthest to attend, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Koxlowskl, Ar­ cadia, Fia. Meals On Wheels Unit Started Here Total disbursements of all funds in Lewis County amounted to $18,364,893.92 in 1972, ac­ cording to the annual report of County Treasurer Urban N. Karcher. Total revenues were $17,860,- 257.84 and the balance on hand for all fluids as of January 1, 1973, was $2,721,239.44. Mr. Karcher noted that the report was submitted as required by Section 550 of the County Law which states that on or before March 1 of each year, the coun­ ty treasurer shall file with the county clerk of the Board of Legislators, a summary of the cash monies received and ex­ pended by the county treasur­ er during the previous fiscal year. He added: \Being strictly a cash report, it is not Intended to Indicate the annual cost of operation of any department or division of county government, tor the internal transactions of these departments are often com­ pleted without the actual trans­ fer of cash monies,\ The report showed a total comi­ ty indebtedness of $3,069,378.30, of which $160,000 consisted ot bonds of the Lewts County Gen­ eral Hospital Bond Issue of 19- 81 and bond anticipation notes of $2,909,378.30 for the new nurs­ ing home addition at the hospital. Tbe general fund showed a balance on hand on Jan. 1, 19- 72, of $794,285.93, which Includ­ ed cash on hand ot $494,255.93 and time deposits of $300,000. Receipts during 1972 amotmtod to *7,749,107.79. A total of $7,- 608,709.90 was expended during 1972, leaving a balance on hand as of January 1, 1973, ot $934,- 883.82, Including cash on hand of $434,58,\'l2 and time dapoalls ol $500,000. The county road fund showed a balance on hand an January 1, 1972, of *295,572.73. which In­ cluded cash on hand ot *135,- 572.73 and tlmedeposttsof$180,- 000. Receipts during 1972 amounted to *1,284,340.63, A to­ tal of $1,215,457.73 was expended during 1972 leaving a balance on hand as of January 1, 1973, of *364,455.63, including cash on hand of $204,455.63 and time de­ posits of $160,000. The highway construction fund showed a balance on hand on January 1, 1972, of $61,589.16, all of which was cash on hand. Receipts totaled $201,074.87. Ex­ penditures during 1972 amounted to $257,818.35, leaving a balance on hand on January 1, 1973, of *4,845.68, all of which was cash on band. The road machinery fund showed a balance on hand on January 1, 1972, of *35,640.59, all of which was cash on hand. Receipts during tbe yesr totaled . *187,914.98 and expenditures were $198,711.22, leaving a bal­ ance on hand on January I, 19- 73, of $44,844.34, all of which was cash on hand. The trust and agency fond showed a balance on hand on Jan­ uary 1, 1972, of $119,136.08, which Included trustcaahof$ 113,- 696.90 and court and trust cash of to* tha al- and tDUATE-Rodney E. Persons, surer ot the Lewis County st Company, Lowville, was mg the 55 graduate* 'do tac­ tfully completed die four- k course ot the ExecativeDe- »pment School conducted by the r York State Bankers’ Asso- ion at the Hotel Tbeyer, West at. The graduates computed smive study in the la taut nha- at bank management, Optra, s and administration. 'Tenanting tee diploma is Bert Muencn, Director of Education tor the New York State Bankers Association. Faculty members Include bankers, professors end na­ tionally famed management con­ sultant*. The school curriculum, developed to meet the rapidly ex­ pand tog seeds of modern bank management, la devoted to the functional aspect of up-to-date bans operations and Is under tee personal super via Ion of Bert Mncnch, Meals«0»-Wheels dsrly will begin soon, If there are those who are willing to provide the wheels or willing hands to cook to make it possible. Volunteers will provide tbe wheels or willing hands to cook to make tt possible. Vol­ unteers will provide tee very life-blood of tee program. Those who wish to volunteer may do so by phone: 376-7265 or 376- 6631. Meals-On-Wheels is a nutri­ tional health service providing two nutritious, low-cost meals - one hot and one cold each day, five days a week. A seven- day service can be provided if volunteers are available for Sat­ urday and Sunday. The hot meal usually consists at meat, fish or fowl, potato, vegetable, salad, bread and butler, dessert and beverage. The cold evening meal usually consists of a sandwich, salad, dessert and beverage with homemade soup as an occasional alternate for tee sandwich. The noon and supper meals are pick­ ed up at approximately 11:15 a.m. by tee Volunteers from the Volunteer Kitchen and delivered to ihe subscriber’s home while «t|11 hot. Meals-On-Wheels plans to be­ gin service on April 16, if pos­ sible. Many organisations and people who serve the public in LowvlUe recognise the need ol tee elderly, tee handicapped and convalescent for nutritious meals in their homes. Many elderly persons cannot or do not prepare adequate meals for themselves, particularly hot meals. As a re­ sult, malnutrition occurs, re­ quiring hospitalisation for ex­ tended periods of time. So any person who feels he cannot pur­ chase and prepare meals for himself, or is physically handi­ capped, or has been discharged from a hospital and is other­ wise convalescing is eligible to order the service with a refer­ ral from his physician. Lowville Meais-On-Wheels, Inc., is fortunate In having the services of many capable people who receive no renumeratton from the service. They areas foUows: Mrs. Marlin O’Hara is serving as coordinator. She Is contacting Little League LowvlUe Little League applications have now been placed in the school for all boys Interested to sign up, Any boy who will be eight by July 31, and not 16 by the same date, is eligible. As In tee past, there will be no try-outs or elimina­ tions, as every boy who ha* a properly completed appli­ cation will be placed on a team. speaking before chitrch Mrs. Jos Hamilton will be acting as assistant coordina­ tor daring tee summer school va­ cation. She is a teacher st Low­ ville Academy. Wilford Cross- man Is tee treasurer for the ser­ vice. Mrs. Margo Schantx of Coop­ erative Extension - working closely with Cornell University will be planning tee menus for1 tee service. The cost of the two meals will be * 1.50 per day, payable one week In advance. They may be ordered by phon­ ing 376-7265. Attorney Edgar Merrell, as le­ gal council, has drawn up the articles of incorporation for the not-for-profit, Lowville Meals- On-Wheels, Inc. Mr. Merrell has donated his services in be­ half of the program. The Low­ ville Meals-On-Wheels, Inc., Board is headed by Rev. Robert Nay of Lowville United Methodist Church. Wilfred Crossman and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lewts serve as board members. The legal work necessary to acquire a tax exempt status for a not-for-prof­ it organisation. Lewis County Medical Society, Social Services Department, Piddle Health Nurses and nursea st Lewis County General Hospi­ tal are all supportive of tee con­ cept °f Meals-On-Wheels and wilting to cooperate as soon as service can be initiated. In ad­ dition to the people and groups already mentioned, many volun­ teers have offered their services to help with tee program, and many others from LowvlUe churches are In tee process of being contacted. Anne O’Hara (376-7265) or Mary Jane Lewis (376-8631) will answer any ques­ tions about tee program or speak before any group, agency or or­ ganisation. To begin any program requires some Initial expense. Lewis County' Meals-On-Wheels, Inc., has received $500 in seed, money from the board of directors of Lewis County Opportunities, Inc. This wlU very adequately cover the cost of legal work (lawyer’s fee donated), the Inauranee (a- gent’s fee donated), insulated chests to keep food hot, etc. This program In no way duplicates any existing service in Lowville, but reflects a spirit of cooperation between agencies. Lenten Service A service, beginning at noon, will be held Wednes­ day, March 21, at the Low­ vlUe Baptist Church, with Rev. Robert Nay speaking on \Joy.\ A luncheon will fol­ low. On Tuesday, March 27, a fUm and panel discussion will be featured at 10 a.m. and 5 p,m. on tee Suburban Cablevlston Channel. The Him, \Right Here, Right Now,” portrays how Christ moat often revealed In the actions of others - in ttelr living out tee Christian mes­ sage. A’dack Board Green-up Week Convenes Backed By C of C Lewis CountyChamberofCom- merce at a recent meeting voted to contribute $100 to the Lewis County Green-up Week campaign, which will be held throughout the county May 6 to 10. The funds have been turned o- ver to Lewis County Legislator Sam Vlllantl, Lowville. who Is serving for the committee as treasurer of a fund to raise mon­ ey for trash bags to distribute to school students, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, 4-H’ers and others who wtU be undertaking various clean-up projects during the week. According to Raymond O. Po- iett, chairman of the committee, anyone wishing to contribute to the fund should contact Mr. Vlt- lanti. In other Green-up Week acti­ vities, Michael J. Blair, edllorof the Journal and Republican and chairman of publicity and pro­ motion for Green-up Week, has been appointed Lewts County co­ ordinator for the \Keep New York State Clean’’ campaign, which will be conducted In cooperation with Green-up Week, New members of the Green-up Week committee Include County GOP Chairman H. Robert Norte; Ed vard Caialdo, LowvlUe Klwan- Is Club; Mrs. George Hadlow, Mrs. Nat Virkler and Ava Du­ bois, Girl Scouts; Harold H. Wi­ ley, South Lewis Central School; Gordon S. Virkler, Black River Valley Campers; Elmer Golden,' St. Stephen’s Parish, Croghan; Gordon AUen, Lewis County B.O.C.E.S,; Mrs. Frances NeUs, LowvlUe Youth Center; Mrs. Martha Campany, Beaver River Central School, Beaver Falls,and Garth Yauchxy, AMF, Inc., In­ dustry. Mr. Yauchry has stated that AMF will assist tee clean-up op­ eration in Lowvtlle by making tee firm’s trucks available for trash pickup throughout ihe village. He will coordinate the activities of industries of the county. Bloodmobile Syracuse Regional Red Cross Bloodmobile will visit LowvlUe on Thursday, March 29, from 11 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., at the Lowville Elks’ Club, under tee spon­ sorship of the Elks. An all-out effort is bplng made to gel out as many new donors as possible in order to make the visit the most successful thus far in Lewis County. $5,439.18. Receipts during tee year amounted to $3,349,778.60. Disbursements were at $3,331,- 128.62, leaving a balance on band of January 1, 1973, of $137,- 786.06, including trust cash of $ 105,878.46, c iurt and trust cash of $25,907.60 and time deposits of $6,000. The enterprise revenue fund showed receipts during 1972 of $310,781 and disbursements of $145,000, leaving a balance on hand on January 1, 1973, of $165,781, including cash on hand of $20,781 and time deposits of $145,000. There was a balance on band of $1,762,762.64 in tee capital fund on January 1, 1972, which in­ cluded reforestation cash of *2,- 786.11, communications building and tower cash of $133.58, nursing home project cash of $316,631.- 62, nursing home time defXMlts of $1,243,000, water resources time deposits of $18,728.40, tax maps cash of $81,482.93 and tax maps time deposits of *100,000. Receipts amounted to $4,- 573,216.59 and disbursements to­ taled *5,428,458.37, leaving a balance on hand on January 1, 1973, of *907,520.86, lnclading reforestation, cash of $713.41, radio communications and lower project cash of $13,575.38, tax maps of $168,351.71, water re- (Continued on Page 1-B) Draft Board Closes Here Local Board No, 48, Selective Service System, located in Low­ vUle on Stale Street above the store formerly occupied by Mildred’s, win be re-located by June 30 in Watertown. Tbe Local Board will remain a separate unit of tee Selective Service set-up but win be lo­ cated in tee Woolworth Building on Public Square tn Watertown, where Jefferson County Local Boards 48 and 47 are now lo­ cated. The two Jefferson County boards will be consolidated into one board by AprU 30. After June 30, although tee Selective Service System will discontinue drafting young men Talent Show Annual talent show for tee benefit of the Walter S. Keen Memorial Fund and tee Low­ vUle Chapterof the American Field Service will be held Tuesday, March 27, at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of Low­ ville Academy and Central School, on July 1, those reaching teeto 18th birthday will still he re­ quired to register with Selective Service through their local board. Those from Lewis County maydo so through registrars st the focal schools throughout tee county, which they currently may do in­ stead of stopping at the Local Board 48 office. The registrars are aa follow#: Edward Watkins, LowvUle Ac­ ademy and Central School (Miss Genevieve Stoddard is also a registrar at LACS but is re­ tiring from her poet at tee school this June); Morris McNamara, Copenhagen Central School; Bea­ trice Carpenter and Clifford Reinbard, South Lewis Central School .at Turin; Robert Royal, Port Leyden ElementarySchool; Peter Betrus, Harris ville Cen­ tral School; Edward Setter, J r ., Lyons Falls; Ralph F, Mlrabelll, West Leyden Elementary School, and Clifford Chamberlain, Bea­ ver River Central School, Bea­ ver Falls, In actuality, the closing of Lo­ cal Board 48 will create no pro­ blems for Lewis County young men of draft age, since the drift will be discontinued tee day after (Continued on Page 1-B) The board of education of Adirondack Central School, Boonville, at its regular meet­ ing audited bLUs and ordered teem to be paid and tee treas­ urer’s report was approved. The district treasurer was authorised to transfer $7,200 from the inter- fund account to the school lunch fond to help supplement the cost of operating tee cafeterias. Resignations were accepted from Shirley McConnell and Ruby Stinebrlckner, bote of whom are employed as food service helpers. Bertha Brownell was employed by the board to fill the 3-hour per day food service helper posi­ tion in the Boonvllle K-8 build­ ing. Edward Yousey, H, and Larry Myers were approved as substitute or regular school bus drivers. The spring sports schedulewaa accepted as presented to the Board of Education. The sports schedule will be available to interested citizenry upon re­ quest, Tbe board tabled a resolution to participate regionally with co­ operative bidding until the Mo­ hawk Region furnishes It with more details as to costs and procedures. Action was also tabled on designating a sim­ plified schooldlstrlct name, inas­ much as the State Education De­ partment has disallowed the use of the Adirondack Central School District, which was submitted previously, for such use. Bus bids were reviewed and awarded to Thomas Bus Sales, (Continued on Page i-B) wrrH THE LIONS - It Is es­ timated that each month ap­ proximately 2,000 people lose their sight for various reasons. Some of these people can be made lo see again through the efforts of the Lions’ Eye-Bank. Some blind ayes have been restored to almost perfect 20/20 vision. March has been designated \Eye Donor Monte\ in our area. Only God can make an eye but you alone have thts ability to give sight to the blind,” a Lions spokesman said. \This human­ itarian goal of giving tile gift of sight a second time cannot be realized without your help. Donors are needed now to make possible future operation*. All faiths and creeds have endorsed this project. \Be grateful that you can see and stand ready to help those less fortunate to re­ gain taelr sight To learn how you may become an eye donor, contact the Lions Club.” In tee photo. Lion Ralph Hoyt is shown with some of the used eyeglasses, collected by the Lions through tee generosity of area donors. The eyeglasses are repaired and utilised to aid the sight of those less fortunate. Much work is conducted by tee Lions in their sight conserva­ tion program. In one instance a special radio to the teee «f tee audio portion of television pro- grams has been provided tar a family with sight problems among its members. The sight conservation pro­ gram is but one of the rate­ able services rendered to th*

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