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Superior General Visits Grey Nuns Convents In Area Sister Helen Dorothy, superior general of the Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart, from the Motherhouse at Yar- dley, Pa. visited Ogdensburg for the first time Monday. She was an overnight guest at the Sacred Heart Convent, a luncheon guest at St. Joseph's Nursing Home Convent, and a dinner guest of the Grey.Nuns of A. Barton Hepburn Hospital. Sister Helen was also an overnight guest at St. Mary's Convent, Potsdam. Sister Helen Dorothy was elected to the position of Superior General in July of this year. Previous to this she had served the Grey Nuns as secretary general for six years. Prior to that she was an elementary school principal at Atlanta, Ga. She was a native of Jackson Heights, N.Y. While Sister Helen Dorothy was at Hepburn, Sister Anne Therese, GNSH, administrator, explained the areas that will be affected in the modernization and expansion program expected to get under way in the spring. The Grey Nuns pledged $25,000, payable over a five- year period, to the hospital's fund- raising campaign. *' Christmas Monies Distributed Marine Midland Bank-Northern paid $656,267 to members of its 1971 Christ- mas Club, according to an an- nouncement made today by Robert E. Wehrle, president and chief executive officer. Members in this year's club, traditionally the Club with the largest ' number of members in the north country, totaled 5,520. Wehrle went on to say that this year's club was significantly larger than last year's. The dollar increase was more than 15 percent and the number of members increased more than 11, percent. This increase reflects a growing concern for savings among north country residents. Checks were mailed to members on Thursday. Members of the 1972 elub,now forming, are given an opportunity to purchase a two pound block of Mc- Cadam sharp cheese. This item was very well received last year. Marine Midland Bank-Northern, with deposits in excess of 150 million dollars, operates 15 offices iri 13 northern New York communities. It is a member of the State-wide family of Marine Midland- banks who, together, operate over 270- bankjng offices in New York State. Four Slightly Hurt, Car Hits Parked Auto A Heuvelton woman and three small children were slightly injured Wed- nesday afternoon after the car the woman was operating struck a parked auto on Canton Street. Donna Doen, Rt. 2, Heuvelton, operator of the vehicle, Tracy Doen, 2, • and Sean and Sheryl Doen, both seven months old, were treated for minor head injuries and released at Hepburn Hospital, where they were taken by the Rescue Squad. The Doen car struck an auto owned by Lome Fairburn, St. 1017 Pickering St., which was parked at 626 Canton St. Youth Arrested For Assault 3rd Raymond H. Trimm, 18, Unionville, was arrested on charges of third degree assault at approximately 6 a.m. today by the New York'State Police. Trimm allegedly struck a female , subject this morning at approximately 4:30. He was arraigned before Potsdam Town Justice George F. Dailey and was committed to St. Lawrence County jail in Canton in lieu of $1,000 bail. Troopers N.J. Fadden and J.E. Moore of the State Police investigated the in- cident. New York City police reported breaking up three stolen-car rings when they recently arrested 22 persons at 23 garages and junkyards. Entered MoJ&Jt' DR. JOHN GERALD McKEON, A PHYSICIAN AT ST. LAWRENCESfATE HOSPITAL, ON HIS 61st BIRTHDAY AT ANCHORDOWN MOTEL, OGDENSBURG, N.Y., WHERE HE RESIDED, NOV. 2,1971 Survivors are a daughter, Mrs . Patricia Elcox of Albany, and two sons, Jerry and Michael, both of Albany. Calling hours were held at the Catholic Chapel at the St. Lawrence State Hospital Wednesday. The funeral will be at 9 a.m. Friday at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Albany. Bur.ial will be in St. Agnes Cemetery, Albany. Calling hours at the Hearly Funeral Home, 105 Delaware Ave., Albany, will begin at 4 p.m. today. The Lalonde- Briggs Funeral Home was in charge of local arrangements. mOIlDE-BRIGG HFuneraf Jlom e. inc. VISITS HEPBURN HOSPITAL-^Sister Helen Dorothy (right), superior general of. the Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart from the Motherhouse, Yardley, Pa., looks over the new brochure on the hospital building program with Sister Anne Therese, hospital administrator. Morris T. Decker Dead On Arrival At Hospital An autopsy was performed this morning by Dr. Robert T. Rogers, St. Lawrence County pathologist, arid director of the County Lab, at the Lalonde-Briggs Funeral Home, to determine the cause of the death of Morris T. Decker, 65, of Route No. 2, Canton. Mr. Decker was pronounced dead on arrival at Hepburn Hospital Wednesday night (Nov- 3, 1971) where he was taken in the Ogdensburg Rescue Squad ambulance after an accident here in the city. He was pronounced dead by Dr. James Brown, coroner's physician. Walter Briggs, a St. Lawrence County coroner, said that the autopsy report showed Mr. Decker suffered a con- cussion of the skull, and also that the accident could have possibly been caused by Decker being stricken with a heart attack. Dr. Rogers could not be located for the decision as to the cause of death before press time today. Police reported Decker's car left the street and struck two houses, one at 201 Lafayette St., owned by Mrs. Roderick McDonald, and another at 203 Lafayette St., owned by Bruce LaJoy. Police reported considerable damage to both houses.' The accident happened at 7:38 p.m. Mrs. Decker who is a surgical patient at Hepburn Hospital, was said to be unable to make decisions about the funeral. Funeral arrangements by the Lawrence Funeral Home, Canton, are pending the arrival of a son from Lon- don, England, and a daughter, from Mexico. After their arrival a complete obituary will be printed in the Journal. Congress Needs Precise Foreign Aid Details—Javits By Esther Van Wagoner Tufty Journal Correspondent WASHINGTON;—Senator Jacob Javits, B-N.Y. );: , contends • the Nixon administration must give Congress more details aiid precise information on the uses of foreign aid if the recent Senate defeated bill is to be revived. In the senator's judgment even to get an interim resolution extending the time beyond the Nov. 15 deadline, the ad- ministration will have to spell out what aid will be given to Cambodia and Laos and especially the military aid to Vietnam. At hfs Wednesday press conference, Javits said he \had a dream\ about Taiwan, which was expelled from the United Nations when communist China - was given a seat. The nation could operate as a \refugee government\ or set up a. democratic government. This democratic government in Formosa should not be established by the United States, but our mutual security agreement would prevent Red China from taking Formosa by force. Javits predicted a foreign aid bill would be forthcoming with the help of a new coalition senators. After all, only eight Democrats voted for the bill and he anticipates more Democrats would vote favorably if given assurances about how the money would be spent. Chrysanthemum Gail Pierce Show Opens At Ottawa Sunday OTTAWA—The 1971 Chrysanthemum Show will open at 10 a.m. Sunday, in the main greenhouse on Maple Drive at the Central Experimental Farm. The \mum\ show will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Nov. 7 to Nov. 21. Admission is free. The theme for the show is \Canada — Our Home and Native Land.\ Land- scape architect Bob Jablonski of Canada Agriculture's Plant Research Institute designed the layout. Mum arrangements in one greenhouse display the various land forms found in Canada. The other greenhouse has mums arranged in a map of Canada and a mosaic representing the ethnic groups which form the population. Visitors entering the large greenhouse will see yellow and bronze prairies changing into darker bronze foothills. The purple mountains will become lighter moving towards the white mountain tops. Behind the mountains, foothills and forests, bright yellow mums will represent the tundra surrounding an Artie sea done in blue-tinged white mums. And, purple-tinged white mums will represent the glacier which forms the backdrop for the Artie sea. The second greenhouse will have a map of Canada showing the 10 provinces and the Territories, each in a different shade. The ethnic mosaic will be at the foot of the map. More than 5,000 pots of mums were grown for the show. There will be 107 varieties of mums in the display, in- cluding 14 new varieties. The new varieties include Golden Explorer, a large dark yellow incurve; Bright Rosamund, a medium sized pink semi-incurve; and Morocco, a medium to large gold yellow incurve. Old favorites from other years include Maple Leaves and Yellow Tokyo. The new varieties will have a black letter name tag on a blue background and the old varieties will have black on white. The annual Chrysanthemum Show is sponsored by Canada ' Agriculture's Plant Research Institute. Lisbon's DAR Representative Gail Pierce has been chosen by a vote of the senior class as Madrid Wad- dington Central School's representative for the DAR Good Citizens Award. On Tuesday Gail participated in a written quiz on history and government at Massena Central School with the 10 other contestants. The results of this quiz and the scholastic record will be judged in the selection of the New York State Good Citizen. GaU is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Erwin Pierce of Route I, Lisbon. She is the oldest in a family of four children. Gail is a Senior at Madrid Waddington Central where she takes an active part in many extra-curricular activities. She is a member of the National Honor Society, Senior Band, captain of the varisty cheering squad, treasurer of the Senior class, a Student Council member, member of the AFS club and of FHA and a member of the girls' track team. Following high school Gail is interested in attending college for interior decorating. 13-Year-Old fH JOURNAL Admits Bomb SECTION TWO THURSDAY,NOVEMBER4,1971 PAGE 13 CaU Toda Z School Board To Let Bids On Snow Removal A total of 94,835 automobiles were reported stolen in New York City in 1970. A 13-year-old boy has been ap- prehended in connection with a bomb scare at Ogdensburg Free Academy this morning. Police Chief David A. Bell announced at noon that the boy had been questioned and admitted making the call to the police station at 8:15 this morning. ' Sgt. Edward Heagle received a call at the Police Station at 8:15 this morning. The caller said, \Bomb at OFA School.\ Chief Bell, Ptl. Robert Cummings and Robert. McPherson went to the school immediately. The Fire Department was also dispatched. The school was evacuated and school was dismissed for the day. According to reports the day will,have to be made up. According to Chief Bell appropriate action is being taken. VFW Auxiliary To Observe Old Veterans Day The Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary made plans for the ob- servance of the traditional Veterans Day, Nov. 11, at a meeting held Tuesday night in the Post rooms, according to Leona Cunningham, president. A covered dish supper will be served at 6 p.m. furnished by the members. Following supper, Memorial services for all deceased members of Post 2936 will be held. Other business included the initiation of a new member,. Marion Kline, into the auxiliary. Margaret Murphy, chairman of the Christmas Bazaar to be held Dec. 1, reported plans for the event are progressing well. The next meeting will be held Nov. 16. Officers Of 4th Degree Knights To Be Installed The Fourth Degree Knights. of Columbus will install officers at St. Mary's School, Canton, at 3 p.m., Nov. 14. All Sir Knights are asked to be in full dress. There will be a Mass at 5 p.m. for the deceased members. A 6:30 p.m. roast beef dinner will follow a social hour. Reservations to Douglas Fisher, phone 393^4345, must be made by Nov. 8. Ecology Of Bats Lecture Monday Open To Public CANTON—Dr. M. Brock Fenton, assislanl professor of biology at Carlelon University, Ottawa, will speak at a meeting of the St. Lawrence- Clarkson chapter of Sigma Xi Monday, at 8 p.m. in the geology building lecture hall on the St. Lawrence University campus. The lecture is open to the public without charge. The topic of Dr. Fenton's talk will be \Ecology of Bats.\ The lecture is based on his dissertation research conducted over several years on the bats of eastern Ontario. Among the colonies studied extensively are those at Bon Echo Provincial Park on Mazinaw Lake. Students Protest Amchitka Blast Massena - More than 150 Canadian College students marched across the international bridge at Massena Wed- nesday afternoon to protest the planned explosion of an American nuclear device on Amchitka Island, off the Alaska Coast. The protesters are students at St. Lawrence Collegiate College, Cornwall. The protest is one of several by Canadian groups in last few weeks, groups who claim the test blast could trigger an earthquake, tidal wave, result in radiation leakage or damage the environment. Gary Lalonde, spokesman for the group, presented a business- size white envelope to United States customs of- ficials at the American port of entry and asked that it be sent to President Nixon. Customs officials said they are not in the mail service and suggested that they put a stamp on it and mail it themselves. The students were orderly, marching four to five abreast across the American span from Cornwall Island^ to the mainland. Traffic was moderate. Several of the students carried placards, others shouted at passing motorists. State police from the Massena sub- station, Sgt. David Snyder and Trooper John- Mills, with Cornwall city police were at the scene. Students sat along the roadway to the bridge and were told they would be arrested if they did hot quit obstructing traffic. They moved. There were no incidents. Police and students had discussions over the matter. A rather short meeting of \he Ogdensburg Board of Education Tuesday evening resulted in action on several resolutions including approval for letting of bids for snow removal this winter. Board President Malcolm Beaton, noting all members present, called upon Superintendent of Schools William L. Dwyer to report on what is being done in other area schools regarding removal of snow. Dwyer explained that most schools, through contract, are spending ap- proximately $10 an hour for snow removal. and cited an example of one school which paid $19,500 for snow removal last year. Regarding busing during the winter, Dwyer said \Since Ogdensburg buses do not use outlying roads but rather direct routes, our main problem is ice on roads and sidewalks which pose a hazard to children walking to school.\ Citing a report of the school architect, Dwyer explained that more buildings, larger parking lots arid a heavier anfiual snow fall result in increased snow removal Continued from Page 1. increase from $151,500 to $168,550, a rise of $17,050: This program provides for operation and maintenance of the water pollution control plant. The council may either accept the proposed budget as recommended or make any modifications it desires. A public hearing on the budget must be conducted before Dec. 15. The budget must be adopted by the City Council before Dec. 20. Sewer, Water Rates May Increase The City Manager, citing potential deficits in both the water and sewer funds, suggests rate increases for both services. The recommended increase in water rates is from an average $24 per year for a single family home owner to $48 per year, with comparable increases for metered users. The city manager points out that the current water rates were set Home School Coordinator Is Named At MCS Miss Nancy Skinkle . MORRISTOWN — Miss Nancy Skinkle has been appointed by the Morristown Central School Board of Education to the position of Home School Coordinator, according to Richard Kropat, district principal. Miss Skinkle is a graduate of St. Lawrence University cum laude with honors in Sociology. She is a member of the Alpha Kappa Delta, honorary sociology fraternity, Psi Chi, honorary psychology fraternity, and Phi Beta Kappa, She. was the editor of the Sociology Department newsletter at St. Lawrence. Her work experience includes ob- server understudy to probation officer working with adolescent girls at the St. Lawrence County Probation Depart- ment at Canton. She was employed at the Bureau of Higher Educational arid Professional Testing; New York State Department of Education, Albany, and was research assistant to Dr. Myles Rodehaver, department chairman, St. Lawrence University. Miss Skinkle's position as social worker is a specialized form of social work focusing on pupils with problems of a social-emotional nature or origin which interfere with their normal progress iri school. Her functions will include case work service with the in- dividual pupil toward the correction of pertain personal, social or- emotional 'maladjustments and with parents as an integral part of the task of helping the pupil — to increase parent's un- derstanding, their constructive par- ticipation and their use of appropriate resources. costs. He read a letter from City Manager Frank C. Culross in which the city stated its intention to continue plowing the traffic circle and access areas to school kitchens on a priority basis. . After further discussion, the Board unanimously voted to draw up specifications and advertise for bids on three separate contracts for removal of snow in the school's jurisdiction. On other action, the board approved a request from music teachers Ed Ken- nedy and Sharon Sprague to attend, the New York State Music Association conference to be held at Concord Nov. 21 through Dec. 1, to be accompanied by Senior Student David Mashaw, who h'as been selected for the all-state chorus. Final discussion involved looking into the basic structure of operation of the school system, with regard to the new business administrator, to see what lines of responsibility should be re- evaluated. it is expected that discussion on staffing will come up during the next several meetings until the new operations structure is ironed out. OS in 1958 and have not been increased since then, although costs for the program have. Excess costs in the past have been met by use of general fund revenues. The potential deficit without rate adjustment Would be $61,950, Culross said. Water fund revenues are expected without rate adjustment, to be $171,000, with expenditures projected at $232,950. • \The city should not continue to subsidize water and sewer funds with general tax revenues,\ Culross said. \It is unfair to residential users and un* developed landowners who are asked to subsidize larger users - many of which are tax exempt.\ The tax exempt users of water and seWer facilities must pay water and sewer rates, but remain exempt from property taxes. The budget deficits iri these two areas, the city manager said, had been made up from general tax revenues, to which tax exempt properties pay nothing. The rate in- creases would, in effect, end subsidies to these properties from the general fund, and require that they pay the whole costs for the services they use. The proposed increase in the sewer rates would hike the rents ffoiti $24to $4§ per year on residential properties, with comparable increases for other users. The projected deficit in the sewer fund, if the rate increases are not ap- proved, is $25,050. Revenues for 1972 are seen at $143,500 and expenditures projected at $168,550. The total combined increase for both funds Would be from $48 to $96 per year if approved as recommended. Without rate adjus'triients in both funds, the City manager said, the projected deficits could force a hike in the' city property tax of $3.07 per $1,000 assessed valuation.' Jf the.council does not approve the rate hikes, the combined deficits of both funds, totaling $87,000, would have to be paid from the general fund revenues, forcing a raise in taxes. Tax Decrease Culross said that the 10 cent reduction per $1000 in property tax, combined with • a 1971 reduction of $1.14 per $1,000, represents a 3.5 percent decrease in the city tax rate since 1967. \These tax reductions have been possible despite, scheduled, wage in- creases and cutbacks in the spate's revenue sharing formula,\ the city manager said. The means of financing the budget are as follows: -Property Tax: $999,400 -State Aid: $456,000 -Sales Tax: $390,000 -Utilities Charges: $385,500. -Surplus: $105,000 -Other: $120,000 Javits Explains View Of Bond Issue Defeat By Esther Van Wagoner Tufty Journal Correspondent WASHINGTON — Senator Jacob Javits, R-N.Y., said at Wednesday's press conference that defeat of the $2.5 billion N.Y.. Transportation T3orid Issue, vigorously supported by Gov. Rockefeller and Mayor Lindsay, \does iiotrepresentnew political upheaval...or cause any material effect on the governor or mayor. \One reason for the defeat was seen in \confusion about the issue which some people construed in the city, and upstate too, as just more taxes,\ said Javits, who favors Use of highway trust funds for mass transit systems. The senator is optimistic about some future mass. transit proposal With each county and the state pledged to join With a very precise federal effort. He would in- troduce a bill for an urban system. \The voter is hard-headed on money,\ said Javits, and . \has grave doubts about what to support.\ \ I

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