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Canton Upsets Massena, Series Ends Today - Page 18, 19 Basmajian Comments » n Canton Grammar School Issue* Page 17 LOCAL, COUNTY, STATE, NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS REPORTED IN DEPTH VOL. 21, NO. 1117 PUBLISHED IN OGDENSBURG, N.Y. SUNDAY, OCTOBER 17, 1971 PRICE 25c Kelly comments By Charles W.Kelly The taxpayers of St. Lawrence County could be in for the shock of their life when the 1972 County budget is announced shortly. During the past two weeks I have discussed the budget with Charles Fox, budget officer and Supervisor Donald Livingston, chairman of the Supervisors' Finance Committee. Supervisor Livingston says that he doesn't have enough figures yet to tell what the situation is, but admits it's not good. From what I can pick up from these two men, and other contacts in the County building, it appears that the 1972 St. Lawrence County budget will be more than $23-Million. The present budget is $21-Million. Welfare mandates from Albany and Washington seem to be the main reason for the increase. Funding of the Canton Grammar School project will also have to come into focus. The estimated $23-Mllion 1972 budget does not include financing of the Canton Grammar School. Welfare alone could well be up $2-Million for 1972. It is expected that the Supervisors at their next meeting will have to appropriate about $550,000 additional funds for the welfare program for 1971. In his talk to the Ogdensburg Lions Club last month, Welfare Commissioner Don Kitchin pointed out that the average cost of nursing home care in this county has risen $83,000 a month in 1971 over 1968. Last year the Supervisors had a surplus of $1,729,655 that was used to reduce county taxes. This year there is no surplus. So in addition to the rise in the 1972 budget, the County will not have a surplus, which in itself will affect the tax rate. How much of a rise will there be in County taxes in 1972? CONGRATULATIONS are extended to Franklin R. Little, publisher, by Dr. Frank P. Piskor, president of St. Lawrence University during the SLU Homecoming Recognition Program. Dr. Piskor presented a citation to Mr. Little for North Country loyalty and service to newspaper publishing. Left is Arthur S. Torrey, '24, chairman of the Board of Trustees, and, at right, John T. DeGraff, '22, trustee, who presented Mr. Little for the citation. See pictures page 13. (Howland Photo) For the past three years Congressman Bob McEwen has been campaigning like tomorrow was election day. For a while I couldn't figure out why, but a friend told me several months ago that McEwen is not worried about Democrats.beating him. He's concerned about what Senator Barclay has hi mind. Apparently many Republicans feel that Bob is far too conservative and would like to have Doug challenge him in the GOP primary in '72. Both are strong campaigners and top vote getters. Such -$. match up might prove quite interesting. Neither man is short on cash-. Will it be Bai?eiay versus McEwen? Democrats Assail Court Prospects WASHINGTON (AP) — The con- troversy over filling two Supreme Court vacancies is growing in intensity, with two Democratic senators accusing President Nixon of insulting and x-Convict Is Probation Tuesday's Board of Supervisors meeting was one of the best r ever attended, and I mean that sincerely. It was the first time in . the more than 10 years that I have attended meetings that/ f^pp, -m-r a thorough discussion has been held on a resolution that has I 1TT~10*PT* \OW come before the Board. Supervisor Jim Duffy's -resolution on the ^A* 1 ^ 1 X, \ VV Canton Grammar School brought men to their feet whom I had never heard speak before Supervisor Lloyd Finnegari of Madrid, who supports the rehabilitation of the Grammar School said that it is time for supervisors to quit talking one way, and voting another. He was i referring to a number of supervisors who apparently oppose the Grammar School project privately,, but continue to vote 'yes'. Finnegan said that he for one would like to have supervisors who oppose a resolution stand up in a meeting and express their views. Three supervisors have told us privately that they oppose the school but continue to vote yes because the Building and Grounds Committee recommended it. The Ogdensburg teenagers need COOperatiOn frOm adults. Chaperones are needed for the teen center dances. A number ol people have been very faithful to the teens, but unfortunately the numbers are far too few. Anyone willing to chaperone is asked ^ call Bill Gilbert at 393-1185; Colleen Burns, 393-3323, orbue &cn wartz at 393-4358. The next dance is scheduled for Saturday night. No chaperones, no dance. How about it parents? What started out to be a romping by the Baltimore Orioles has turned out to be a great World Series. In winning the first two games quite handily, it appeared that the Orioles might sweep four straight. Danny Murtaugh's Pittsburgh Pirates had different ideas. There's no tomorrow, today's winner takes home about $18,000 per man. The loser will be about $14,000 per man. I look for Pittsburgh to take home the top prize. While everyone keeps crying bad times in the North Country the 1971 Bishop's Fund rolls towards record results. Father Donald Manfred reported Saturday night that the fund had reached $279,000. The goal is $308,000. He reported that St. Mary's Cathedral had gone over $23,000 for the first time in the 13 year history of the drive. There must be some bright spots in the economy. It pays to look at the bright side. The Ogdensburg Community Players have presented some very find programs in Ogdensburg. Do you want them to continue? The Community Players are currently running their season ticket drive and results to date haven't been anything to get excited about. I haven't attended all of the performances sponsored by the Players, but I enjoyed those I did see. The Community Players are a great asset to Ogdensburg, and St. Lawrence County. Culture won't hurt us. Stop in at Frank's Decorator Corner and • purchase your season ticket and hel£ keep the Community Players active in Ogdensburg. SEATTLE (AP) — Ex-convicts have no trouble making this parole officer understand their problems. He is an excon. Larry Brooks, 30, was hired by the Washington State Office of Probation and Parole in 1968. On parole after serving five years of a 15-year sentence for burglary, he is one of two exconvicts who are now probation of- ficers. The chief of the probation and parole office, Ellis Stout, says the program has worked well in its three years. There have been 38 persons through the program since its start. Nineteen are Still With the program, two as full proba^ tion officers and 17 as assistants. Most who left went to jobs that paid more than the position's $435 a month. The use of ex-prisoners as probation officers started under an Office of Economic Opportunity program. \The idea was to hire poverty level people. with the ability and drive to go somewhere, but who hadn't had the opportunity. We are looking for people who didn't have the educational background, but whom we thought we could train,\ Stout recalled. \Then we thought, who could be more disadvantaged than an ex-offender? So we decided we might as well hire them,\ he added. Brooks was in the first group of-10 men hired. In the three years, he has gone to college part time and moved up from an assistant to full probation officer. \They (parolees) accept an ex-con better than a regular parole officer,\ Brooks said. \But it depends on the individual and the relationship the man can set up with the ex-convict. He might accept the ex-con quicker, but, in the end, you still have to work out a relationship. WEATHER Mostly sunny today after some early morning fog. Highs in the upper 50s and low 60s. cheapening the court. Sens. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., and Birch Bayh, b- Ind.„ sharply criticized the caliber of nominees,.ibeing considered even before any final selections have been made. Although Nixon has said he would announce his choices next week to succeed Hugo L. Black and John M. Harlan, signs developed that the list of potential candidates may be expanded and thus, delayed. So far the Justice Department has requested the American Bar Association's committee on the federal judiciary to investigate the qualifications of only six potential nominees. But administration spokesmen say they are iiot the only ones under con- sideration, and in the next few days the ABA panel may receive additional names to check out. Kennedy, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said in a statement Friday that \no American who respects the Supreme Court and its role in our system of government can be silent in the face of the list of six potential justices\ submitted to the ABA. \Surely the compilation and sub-^ mission of this list will rank as one of the * great insults to the Supreme Court in its history,\ he said. Bayh, also a Judiciary Comjniilee . .nember, criticized the si - ; for ' lack of excellence\ and said thSs court was being degraded by what he termed a \political balancing act\ in the selection process. He also accused Nixon of \playing an undignified little game with the Senate, the Supreme Court, and the people,\ saying this involved the floating of trial balloons about potential nominees. Kennedy and Bayh were leaders in the. fights that led to Senate rejection of tWp' Southern judges, Clement F. Hayii- sworth Jr. and G. Harrold Carswell, who were nominated by Nixoiifor a previous court vacancy. Bayh said he would like to avoid the kind of \donnybrooks\ that developed over the Haynsworth and Carswell nominations because of their divisive effect on the country. But he said \I am not going to play dead\ if Nixon does not submit nominees with distinguished legal ability, unimpeachable personal integrity, and a demonstrated com- mitment to fundamental human rights.\ INDEX What did you do during the past week to aid the St. Lawrence County Fund appeal? A pledge to the United Fund is the same as a gift to the Boys' Club, Rescue Squad, Salvation Army, Red Cross, etc. Your help is needed... Weddings, Engagements Page 2-3 Editorial. .• .Page4 Art Buchwald Page4 William Buckley .Page 4 JackAnderson Page4 Womeh'sPage Page5 Agri-Business .Page7 Wadhams Hall PagelO Sports Page 18-21 Classified Page26 TVKorner Page 27-28 Home Improvements ; Page 29 Comics Page30-3l IMPERIAL VISIT-C. Victor Thornton, Fort Worth, Texas, left, Imperial Potentate of the Shrine of North America, is greeted by Media Temple Potentate Frank A. Augsbury, Jr. upon his arrival in Ogdensburg Saturday afternoon. The day-long celebration was attended by Shriners from all over Northern New York and Canada. (Como Photo) Curb On Textile Imports Gets Mixed Reaction ATLANTA (AP) ^- Legislators and manufacturers in the economically hard-pressed Southern textile belt have greeted President Nixon's announced curb on noncotton fabric imports with a mixture of caution, relief and occasional complaints that the move came too late. \Anything Is better than what we've had,'' Meno Schoenback of Allied Products in Atlanta said after the White House announced on Friday agreements curbing noncotton textile imports from Japan; South Korea,. Taiwan and Hong Kong. * \it's a step in the right direction,\ said Schoenback. \Many many jobs have already been lost. Something had - to be done. Anything will help us.\ A spokesman for the Alabama Textile Manufacturers Association said \we welcome any relief,\ although sources close to Gov. George C. Wallace said the .Alabama governor feels the Nixon move \cam? about 100,000 jobs too late.\ Sen._bavid Gambrell, D-Ga., said he was \pleased\ with the move but \restrictions should have been imposed several years back in order to protect the jobs of textile workers that have been undermined and wiped out by textile dumping on the U.S. market.\ The textile industry, burdened by many worker layoffs, the closing of moire than 30 mills during the past three years and threatened with additional shutdowns, has long complained that its domestic market has become inundated by foreign imports, manufactured abroad by cheap labor. Presidential economic adviser Peter Peterson said imports of mahmade. fibers increased by an estimated 40 per- cent last year and are expected to go up ' over 70 per cent this year. The new agreements limit annual increases to 5 .^er cl'-st for Japan and.7aj .igr cent for iitong Kong, Taiwan alidTsotith Korea. Alabama's Hariley Mills and Coosa Pie Mills, with some 1,-400 workers, have closed in the past year. Alabama Mills, which employes 850 in Alabama, bas announced plans to discontinue operations, and Georgia's Bibb Manufacturing:says it will\ close several mills. The import curb was greeted more enthusiastically by Rep. Nick Galifianakis, tJ-N.C., who said:: \The President deserves the thanks of all North Carolinians for his diligence in pursuing this elusive agreement to a successful conclusion for it will mean much to those thousands of Tar Heel people whose livelihoods depend on the health of our textile industry.\ The restrictions should \go a long way towards decreasing the $2 billion un- favorable balance of trade in textiles and apparel,\ said Charles F. Myers Jr. of Greensboro, N.C., chairman and chief executive officer of Burlington Industries, Inc., one of the world's largest textile companies. Fears Of Unemployment Predicted Iri Far East . Over Textile Decision SEOUL (AP^> — Government and industry sources predicted Saturday that unemployment and plant idleness will increase substantially in South Korea and Japan because of the new textile trade control agreement with the United States. In Tokyo, industry sources estimated 300,000 workers would be laid off as a result of the , agreement initialled Friday. Ini Seoul, where the-agreement with • the South Korean government was signed today, government and industry sources estimated about 100,000 workers would be out of jobs anymore than 30 per cent of the country's textile plant facilities would be made idle. Similar fears were raised in Hong Kong, which along with Korea, Taiwan and Japan concluded the memorandum of understanding with the U.S. gov- ernment. Korea's eoiriinistef, Lee Naksun, said, however, that the United States had agreed to provide Korea with unspecified forms of economic aid to help ease economic losses resulting from the textile trade limitations. In Hong Kong, there were estimates the agreement will cost the British colony about $86 million in the next year. The agreement limits annual textile export increases to the United States to 5 per cent for Japan and 7% per cent for Hong Kong, Taiwan and South Korea. But the White House announced the 10 per cent surcharge on noncotton textile imports will be lifted. David Kennedy, the U.S. textile,, negotiator Who signed the agreement in Seoul today, called it a \mutually satisfactory solution\ and a \com- promise taking into account each other's needs.\ f

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