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8 JOURNAL AN D R1PUBLICAN.10WVILIE. N.Y. W tDNKDAY. SEPTEMBER 26. 1973 Dilemma L l o y d ’s O f L o w v i l l e NOW OPEN 7 DAYS 7 p . m . Serving Breakfast, Luncheons and Dinners C a n e I n A n d S e e I J s C o n n ie & Lloyd Rasm u ssen Hough LAZY-BONES BCG US PAT Off- 4 CANADA MADE IN <J %k \THE BEST J FOR BABY!' CLARKE'S “Y o u r F a m ily Shop S to r e \ • t « f « S t . L o w v l l l e ESSENLOHR WHERE YOU ARE IMPORTANT Whytr you bring your car fo u* far s.rvfr#, you Coo if* 01 xur.d of fop qt/ollly workman,hip Jn o mod.rn, compl.l. Sor.lc» 0«porl<n»nt.-.t>ock.!f iy fh* l,,*olohr r.puMlon for lof.jrlfy ond fair- d.allog To osiur. trouble-free Winter driving. v>» suggest that th* following services be performed before cold weather. (Continued from Page 1) troduced aa evidence and It appears as ooe of the few alterna­ tives available to ttie complete elimination of the railroad. However, the time to act to save the vital spurs into Lewis County is now. In the not too distant past, the New York Cen­ tral Railroad (before Its merger wtth the Pennsylvania Rail­ road) asked the I.C.C, for permission to discontinue rail ser­ vice between Lyons Falls and Lowville. The I.C.C. granted ten­ tative approval, subject to reversal. However, before there could be any '‘reversal,*’ the railroad went ahead and tore up all of the tracks between Lowvllle and Lyons Falls, and thus sealed the fate of the Lowville to Lyons Falls section of the line. At hearings of the I.C.C. held prior to that fateful decision, apathy ruled the day suid few area officials or business leaders attended the hearings to voice their protests. The attitude was: \What good would lt do? If the railroad wants to cut its ser­ vice It wUl regardless of what we say or do.\ Perhaps. How­ ever, a similar situation developed recently over the Gen­ eral Telephone Company of Upstate New York asking for a massive rate increase. The Board of Legislators were moved to request a hearing ln LowvlUe by the Public Service Com­ mission. The hearing was held and turned out to be the most heavily attended of such hearings In the state. The massive rate increase was denied and a comprehensive investigation Into the adequacy of Gen-Tel’s service to its subscribers was undertaken by PSC order. If we are to save rati service In Lewis County we need to be heard -NOW! The JOURNAL has already made Congres- sional Inquiries into the problem. We hope that we are Joined by the Board of Legislators, oiir state legislators, federal leg­ islators and everyone else even’ remotely concerned ln a mas­ sive effort to save these vita} rail links. - Michael J. Blair On this centennial anniversary, „tt is appropriate to recall the extra-ordinary Influence of Hough’s paper, presented as a private citizen before a small assemblage ot scientists. His­ torically, it ls appropriate also to acknowledge the energizing role of the AAAS in starting forestry work on a national scale ln the United States government. - Henry Clepper, American For­ estry Association, 1319 18 th SL, NW, Washington, D.C. 20036. Besides being the father of American forestry, Dr. Hough was a remarkable man of var­ ied knowledge and expertise. He was a doctor of medicine, geo­ logist, botanist, and as a statis­ tician he served aa New York State’s superintendent of the state census in 1885, and completed the most comprehensive census of the state at that time, as a teacher he taught in numerous schools and served ln adminis­ trative capacities as well, as a historian he authored die three well-known histories of Lewis County, Jefferson County and SL Lawrence Counties, as wen as other studies of a historical na­ ture which resulted ln a long list at publications. There probably has never been another New York State resident who could equal Dr, Hough’s remarkably varied contribution to American Biblio­ graphy, in which the contribu­ tion to American Forestry ls an Important part. Lewis County and the Lowville area can be proud of him. - Fred L. Johnson, Low­ vllle, Regional Forester, N.Y.S. Department ot Environmental Conservation. Fund (Continued from Page 1) dance for their pastsupportofthe Lewis County United Fund, and their optimistic for this year’s higher goaL In the picture, front row, left to right: Al Raymond, Lewis County General Hospital; Bin Hunt, Hunt and Hunt, Fund Presi­ dent; Paul Forte, Niagara Mo - hawk, Industrial Division co- chairman. Second row, Dina Yousey, Latex; George Foley, general chairman; Richard Brown, Niagara Mohawk; John Steiner, Latex; Richard Hlanl, Fund Vice President, Payne- Jones; Amos Dykeman, Lewis County ASCS, Lowvllle Residen­ tial chairman; Joe Bolssy, Payne-Jones; Jim Burt, National Bank; Ellis Feameley, Latex. Third row, Tim O’Brien, Latex; David Hlrsch, Latex; Bob Doyle, J.P. Lewis Division of Latex Fi­ ber Industries; Rod Persons, Le­ wis County Trust Company; Pe­ ter Grogan, Jelf-Lewls Savings and Loans, Joe Ingalls, Georgia Pacific; Jim Shea, Georgia Paci­ fic, and Tony Andre, Niagara Mohawk, Industrial Division, co- chairman. Bridgi (Continued from Page 1) orlallze Congress and the sev­ eral State Legislatures upon the Importance of promoting the cul­ tivation of Umber and the pre­ servation of forests, and to rec­ ommend proper legislation for securing these objects.” Nine scientists served on this commi­ ttee; Hough was chairman. The others wereWilliamHenryBrew­ er of Yale; George B. Emer­ son of Boston, educator and au­ thor of a book on trees; Asa Gray, the nation’s leading bot­ anist; Eugene W, HUgird, soil scientist, of the university of Michigan; Lewis Henry Morgan, anthropologist, of New York, la­ ter to become president of the AAAS; John Strong Newberry, botanist and geologist, snd Char­ les Whittlesly, a horticulturist, both of Ohio; and Joslah Dwight Whitney, a geologist of Califor* D*The committee’s memorial was delivered to President D. S, Grant, who, on 19 February 1874, transmitted lt to Congress with a special message ol approval. There the proposition languished for 2 years. Finally, on 15 Au­ gust 1876, Congress enacted leg­ islation appropriating $2000 for the appointment to the Depart, ment of Agriculture of a man to Investigate forest conditions. Hough was selected on 30 Au­ gust and thus became the federal government’s first forestry a. gent. From his appointment e- volved the present Forest S er­ vice, with Its nationwide network of forest and range experiment stations and forestry and wood science laboratories, Its thou- sands of professional and scien­ tific personnel, and tts 187 mil­ lion acres of national forests managed ln the public interest L U B R I C A T I O N E L E C T R I C A L C H E C K Comp!#** Chtnxh tub# Chwek All Fluid Levels Chong* Motor Oil Chong# Oil Fllf#r If Necessary ; Check Check 'J Check 1 Check ST E E R IN G -B R A K E S -S A F E T Y C H E C K Starter Draw & Clean Bntt. Cobles Battery Alternator or Generator Output T U N E U P Check Exhautt System Check Windshield wipers and washers Check All Lights Inspect All Steering Linkage Repock Front Wheel Brngs. Check Broke Lining Inspect lor Brake fluid Lenks Check Shock Absorbers Check Tires Clean or Replace Plugs Ad|ust or Replace 'Points and Condenser Adjust Carburetor Ad|ust Timing Check Carb. Air Cleaner • Replace If Necessary Check P.C.V. Valves - Replace If Necessary { H E A T IN G & C O O L I N G S Y S T E M | Pressure Test Cooling System for Leaks ] Inspect All Hoses Check and Adj. all bolts Z i Check Heater Operation Check Anti Freexe Add if Necessary J Check Defroster Operation Add Cooling System Rust Inhibitor S t o p In S o o n A n d L e t ’s G e t A c q u a i n t e d Essenlohr M o t o r s , I n c 3 7 6 - 6 * 6 8 # OlDSMOBIti LowvUle (Continued from Page 1) Black, built by Caleb Lyon, but tt only lasted lltree or four years. In 1838, a bridge was built over High Falls • so called at tbat date by Capt. John Whittlesey, and this was rebuilt ln 1842, according to Town of West Tu­ rin records and \Hough’s His­ tory of Lewis County.’’ Ia 1849, the Black River Canal was about to be projected Into the North and so the state, as a part of the planned canal system, built the \Three-Way Bridge.” A plaque at the site of tbe old bridge will be unveiled to the public on Oct. 8. This bridge began to play Its Important part ln the history of the area when the township on the East was still Grelg, but the same men and women were con­ tributors to bistory when In 1873 the Town of Lyonsdale waa formed and for one hundred years have shared with the Town of West Tu­ rin and surrounding townships the rivers and bridges and worked closely together. This Is doi - trayed ln Clarence L. Fisher’s \History of Lyons Falls,’’ pub­ lished ln 1918, and more recently In Haxel C. Drew’s \Tales from Little Lewis\. Mrs. Drew, as historian of Lyons Falls for twenty-five years, 1946-1971, had written, as historian, many homespun stories Of the southern area of Lewis County - stories which she incorporated Into one volume in 1961 under the title \Tales from Little Lewis” and reprinted two years before her death tn 1971. Because of Mrs. Drew’s vital Interest ln local history, her sons, Herbert and Howard Drew, expressed the wish of giving the proceeds from the balance of sales of \Tales from Little Lewis” to the local histor­ ians for use tor some historical purpose. A committee wts formed, made up of the historians, Mrs. Marguerite H. Parrish, Town of West Turin; Mrs. Mary Teal, VlUage of Lyons Falls; Mrs, Dorothy O’Brien, Town of them, Miss Matilda Burdick, Glenfleld, and plans were maale for a commemorative marker for the \Three-Way Bridge” In memory of Haxel C. Drew. And so lt ls, ln the last two years, that the \Fund” has been estab­ lished and the “ Marker” Is becoming a reality. Though the point between the Mooae and Black Rivera, where the marker ls to be placed, Is In Lyons FaUs village, lt ls at the same time In the Town at Lyons- dale. So, with the cooperation of the Towns of Lyonsdale and West Turin, the County Highway Dept., the village of Lyons Falls and Its local Industry, Georgia- Pacific, tt la erected. In the early years, tba \Point where the marker Is to be placed, waa the property of the Lyon family, later of Gould Paper Co., and most re­ cently of Georgia-Pacific. When permission was sought tor plac­ ing the marker, Georgia-Pacific decided to deed the whote\Polnt” over to the Village that lt might become a part of the Village Park. The road on the \Point” to the river was still wider county Jurisdiction but that Is also being turned over to the VUlage. This serves as access to Hie river for fishermen. They, the cbunty highway crew, all worked with a genuine in­ terest and pride that day In June when the 20 ton boulder was moved from a location ln the Fish­ er Pines to the “ Point,” between Moose and Black rivers where It wlU proudly hold the commem­ orative plaque honoring the close site of the “ Three-Way Bridge” crossing the rivers from 1849. 1964. The county highway crew not only moved the boulder but graded, brought top soil, Incor­ porated additional drainage, topped the drive and cooperated ln any way tbey could to prepare the grounds. FoUowlng the work of the coun­ ty crew. Brad Bush, a young scout wishing to earn his Eagle S i l a g e G r a d e U r e a Add fo your corn silage 10 Ibs. p e r ton and increase your p rotein 2 to 3%. Available Now At C a s t o r l a n d A g w a y P h o n o J M - 3 3 3 0 A G W A Y ' TO WED — Mr. and Mrs, Carl G» MlUer, Star Route, LowvlUe, have announced the engagement of their daughter, Elatne Marie, to Rodney Cannan, son of Mr. and Mra. John Cannan, Rural Awe., LowvlUe. Mtss MlUer ts a June grad- uate of LowvUle Academy and ls employed at her father’s store ln the Town of Watson, Mr. Cannan ls a 1970 grad­ uate of Lowvllle Academy and ts employed at CrownandZeUer- back tn Carthage. No date has been set for the wedding. C i v i c C l u b M e e t i n g The first fall meeting of the Lowville Civic Club wlU be a covered dish supper at 6:30 p.m, on October 4 at the home of Mrs. Donald Vlrkler. To this meeting, members are asked to take ar­ ticles tor a white elephant sale. Scout Award, Immediately took over under the supervision of his leader, James Shea, and has been cleaning the boulder, laying flag­ stone, and with other scout as­ sistance ls doing planting under the direction of Miss Matilda Burdick. It seems most appropriate that the commemorative plaque for the \Three-Way Bridge” be placed this year of 1973 while the Town of Lyonadale ls having Its 100th Anniversary celebration. The formal celebration will be Sun­ day, October 7, In the gymna­ sium of the Elementary School, Port Leyden, opening at 1 p.m., with music, historic displays of early Lyonsdale, and a formal program at 3 p.m. Then, on Monday, October 8, at 1 p.m.,the unveiling of the marker for the \Three-Way Bridge” wUl take place at Lyons FaUs oo the “Point” between the Moose and Black Rivera. The public Is Invited to attend both events and help make this a memorable weekend. There Is no admis­ sion charge. 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