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PAGE 16 MONDAY, NOVEMBER 8,1971 THE JOURNAL <sr DeKalb Junction Social, Upcoming Area Events » RAKING LEAVES? WEAR GLOVES - It's that time of year again. Those leaves are beautiful in the trees, but they become a problem when they hit the ground. Remember last year when you started raking leaves. If you forgot to wear gloves, you had a blister on your hand in about an hour. So this is just a reminder, save your hands this year, and get yourself a good pair of work gloves. Or better yet, come up with several pairs of gloves, and get the whole family into the act. 'Historical' Romance A Part Of Ogdensburg By GEORGE J. MOFFAT. In 1873 the Lakeshore Press of Rouse's Point published Gardner Chapin's \Tales of the St. Lawrence\ a collection of romantic narratives which purport to be historical, and some of which may be. Modern citizens of St. Lawrence County may be as fond of their surroundings as was Mr. Chapin, but they would express their sentiments differently (we hope). Chapin's prose sings: \...the St. Lawrence, although perhaps the grandest of streams, bordered by ranges of scenery that the world may rival but not excel, bearing upon its bosom an Archipelago as lovely to the eye that beholds the 'Thousand Isles' in their setting of crystal, as the famed one of Greece...\ Most of us simply do not write that kind of English in 1971, and perhaps it is a good thing that we don't. One of these tales is about the famous church bell of Caughnawaga in Canada which was cast in France, captured by the British on the' high seas, and in- stalled in the belfry of the Congregational Church of Deerfield, Mass. However, a party of Indians, under French command, attacked Deerfield, massacred the' inhabitants, and 'liberated' the bell for a restoration to its proper owners. OWNERS. This story is reminiscent of a fairly well authenticated tale of another bell which was cast in Spain during the Napoleonic wars for a church in Grand Canary, which was twice captured by privateers on the Atlantic and sold at public auction in New York to the representatiges of a small Protestant congregation in the Finger Lakes region of Central New York, and which has been calling citizens of that community to worship ever since. This latter tale is supported by the inscription on the bell itself: SANCTDS JACOBUS COM- PESTELLAE, ORE PRO NOBIS. A notweorthy tale concerns Pierre Pouchot, last commandant of Fort LaPresentation, and defender of Fort Levis on Isle Royal. Apparently when Pouchot knew that all was lost and that surrender was merely a matter of hours, he buried a considerable treasure on the island to keep it from falling into the hands of the British. In 1870, ac- cording to Mr. Chapin, Pouchot's grandson returned to Ogdensburg, armed with his grandfather's notes for recovering the gold wihich was buried beneath the body of ai French soldier who had been killed in the battle. So- exactly at midnight (an' appropriate hour, surely for such proceedings) M. Pouchot appeared at the home of one Captain King on Water Street, and engaged his services for a treasure- hunt. The night was dark, the wind howled, and the rain fell in torrents; but they succeeded in landing on Isle Royal and recovered the- gold. However, on their return to Ogdensburg, the boat upset in the gale-King was saved by dining to the gunwale-but Pouchot who preferred clinging to> the treasure was drowned. Apparently the gold is still at the bottom of the St. Lawrence, but details for recovering it are a bit sket- chy. However, any enterprising citizens of the community Who are inclined for a treasurehunt are advised to consult the volume at the Ogdensburg Public Library! Other tales describe the Battle of Windmill Point in 1838 and the various \Hunters Lodges\ set up in com- munities on the American side of the international border, lodges which actually elected a government-in-exile for the so-called \Republic of Canada\ with A.D. Smith as president and George Lawton as secretary of war. Although these occurrences and others like them are altogether forgotten today, they served to bring local passions to the boiling'point at the time. This volume and others like it are especially interesting today as relics of a flourishing book-publishing industry which used to exist in the North Country, producing not only local works of prose and verse, but inexpensive reprints of the best in English literature as a whole, an industry with is gone forever. Shoppers Unaware Of Dates On Labels Of Some Products WASHINGTON (AP) - A survey of shoppers in supermarkets that date their perishable products indicates nearly half the shoppers don't know the dates are on the labels. The government-sponsored survey of the \open dating\ procedure was Conducted last March and April by Jewel Food Co. of Chicago in 18 of its stores. Some 1700 women were in- terviewed about food dating, 429 of them in detail. An analysis of the survey will be published Nov. 12 by the Agriculture Department\. Copies were made available to newsmen Thursday at the request of The Associated Press. The full survey report will be released about Dec. 1. There has been talk in Congress about amending the Fair Packaging and Label Act to require 'pull dates\ or expiration dates on labels of all packaged food having limited shelf life. The study by the Jewel Co. involved some 150 labeled products, including fresh meats, poultry, dairy products, bakery goods and less perishable items such as cake mixes, coffee and pancake syrup. j The analysis, written by Eileen F'. Taylor, a specialist for the Economic Research Service, says slightly more than half of all 1,700 women questioned were aware of readable dates on product labels. TWo-thirds of those interviewed at length said they had used the labels at least once as a buying aid. \But the shoppers did not have a clear understanding of the meaning of the dates,\ the ERS report said. \They seemed only to associate dates with an indication of freshness and some time period.\ \All the items in the opendating program are marked with the pull date, but only 20 per cent of the surveyed shoppers interpreted dates as having anything to do with how long the store may sell the products,\ the report said. Among those who said they used the dates as guides, more than one-third said the dates aided in buying bread. Almost as many said they used dates for milk purchases. A major question left unanswered by the survey, according to the ERS report, is whether open'dating causes shoppers to buy only the freshest product, thus ignoring items with the oldest labels. \Some concern has been expressed that readable dates oh products could lead to selective buying by consumers,\ the report said. \Rejection of older but perfectly acceptable products could increase waste and affect operating costs.\ St. Laurant 4-H Holds Meeting 4-H Achievement Night which will be held Tuesday at Belmont Courts Recreation Hall was discussed at the Nov. 2 meeting of the St. Laur-ant 4-H club. The Tuesday meeting was held at the home of Ann LeClair, 413-Ogden St., Ogdensburg. The 4-H trail ride held Oct. 23 was termed \successful\. Some members of the St. Lawrence Valley Horsemen's Association accompanied the 4-H members. The St. Laurant club encourages young people to become members of the organization. BY VIRGINIA F1SLHKK DeKalb Junction - On Nov. 2, the sixth grade in Mr. Danks home room and Mrs. Aldous Transitional class at Hermon DeKalb Central, presented the assembly for kindergarten through grade six. The assembly was the operatta 'Hansel and Gretel\ with costumes and scenery made by the students, and all under the direction of Mrs. Nancy Eisner, Elementary music. In the cast were Randy Carpenter as Hansel, Gretel Jayne Newvine, Father John Johnson, Mother Jacie Reed, Sandman Frank O'Shea, Dew fairies, Merlene Kerr and Faye Whiteford, Witch Karen Slayko, Angels Dianna Cardinell, Cindy Newcombe, Melody Donahue, Grace Holland, Cindy Briggs, Melinda Walwrath, David Wilson, Lyle Wilson, Billy Wilson, Roy Cook, Ann Alguire, Sophie Bacon and Kay Jamilton. The cookie children were Pat Whiteford, Ralph Ashley, Dennis Noble, Eugene Hitchman, John Johnson, Billy Mahoney, Jerry Lottie, Brett Shatraw, Timmy Bishop, and Ed Hunter. and Mrs. Richard Morrow and family, Depeyster the evening of Nov. 1. Ken- neth Morrow was honored for his 11th birthday. Mr. and Mrs. Norbert Whiteford and Scott were Oct. 31 guests of her sister, and Mrs. Eugene Gilbert. Mr. Mr. and Mrs. Olan Bowman of Ogdensburg were Oct. 29 guests of Mrs. Allan Bowering. The Hermon Harvesters 4-H Club recently held election of officers. New president is Wayne Reed, Vice President Jody Hamilton, Secretary Sherry Alguire, Treasurer Tom Morrill, News representative Elaine Hamilton, Song leader Mary Hayes, Historian Gail Symonds. In the county wide achievement night held Oct. 22 at Ogdensburg, the club received the award for recognization of outstanding work, blue ribbon rossette. The secretary award, LouAnn Morrill, dairy Tom Morrill, Agriculture Bill Alguire and homemaking Barbara Smith. Dorothy Fieldston from Long Island, a senior at St. Lawrence University, is a student teacher at Hermon DeKalb school in the Art Department. She arrived Oct. 12 and will conclude the student teaching on Dec. 3. Mr. and Mrs. William Furze of Camillus, N.Y., employed in Syracuse, were recently transferred to Columbia, Md. Mrs. Furze is the former Brenda Sayer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Sayer. Hermon DeKalb Central School will close at noon on Nov. 24 for Thanksgiving vacation, and will resume on Nov. 29. Mrs. Frances Gilbert was guest of Mr. Mrs. Allan BoWering spent the Halloween weekend with Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Pdsley. participant, Melonie Damon and band Danny Aidrich, Tim Church, Mary Moon, Warren Powell and Nancy Shattuck. Northwest Tech at Ogdensburg will have open house-Nov. 17 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Hermon DeKalb Central School is one of the participating schools with students- from this area receiving vocational training at Northwest Tech. The area All State will *>e held in Watertown, Nov. 19 and 20. Students from HDCS that will be attending are: Chorus Rudy Hayes, William Alguire and Sue Young, Orchestra, the first time in the history of HDCS for a string Mrs. Loretta Vincent arid Larry, East Syracuse, spent Oct.'30 to Nov. 1 with, her sister, Mr. and Mrs. Claude Merithew. They Were all .guests of Mr. and Mrs. James Smith, Russell on Oct. 31. CUSTOMS ANSWEOIAN Q. What restrictions apply when visitors to the \U.S. wish to bring their auto with then? during their visit? A. Visitors (nonresidents) to the U.S. may import a car without paying customs duty. The car need not comply with Air Pollution Standards set by the . Clean Air Act nor Federal motor vehicle safety standards if the car i s imported for less than one year and is for personal use. Q. How does the President's sur- charge affect articles brought back to the U.S. by persons traveling abroad? A. The surcharge does not apply to items brought into the U:S. under customs exemptions such as the $100 duty-free allowance. The supplemental duty does apply to all goods not covered by the exemption, and for most articles is based on' the wholesale value of the item. Q. Because of the strict regulations on illegal drugs, what • should an in- ternational traveler dp it he must carry medicines (for personal use) which\ contain habit-forming narcotics? A. A traveler requiring medicines containing habit-forming narcotics while on a trip abroad should: - have all drugs, medicinals, and similar products properly identified; take only such quantity as might normally be used by an individual having some sort of health problem; possess documentary evidence, either in form of a prescrip- tion or written statement from his personal physician that the medicinals are being used under a doctor's direc- tion and are necessary for the traveler's well-being while traveling. Q. What procedure should be followed by a person objecting to the assessed duty on a parcel mailed from abroad? A. An individual objecting to the assessed value, rate, or amount of duty on a mail entry may take one of the following steps: -the addressee may accept delivery of the parcel, pay the duty and postal fees and protest directly to the issuing port; -the addressee may conditionally refuse the parcel and have the Customs Service review the entry upon receipt of the addressee's written objections; -the addressee can unconditionally refuse the package if h e does not wish to pay the duty or protest the assessment. Q. Where can information be obtained regarding Customs auctions? A. Individuals desiring information • about customs auctions should contact their nearest Customs District Office to • find out time and locations of the next customs auction. What is your Customs question? If you have one, send it to the: CUSTOMS ANSWER MAN c-o Supervisory Customs Inspector . Ogdensburg, NJJ. 13669 We\Reserve The Right To Limit Quantities NOVEMBER 8, 1971 78 Tips 4 1 7 LIFE-LIKE . 2 BLUE FIR TREE Complete with heavy . duty metal stand. 15.95 VAL. When one goes out, the rest stay lit! 2.49 VAL. STRING of 35 Miniature UGHT \Diamond crystal bulbs\ ||| K mmSSS* 1 Heavy duty ^K2#*ft construction • Quick assembly] r> \\ t/ms^» Authentic l r .:_*\ /-SSfiBl Looking fire •a \tUcTRmso I FIREPLACE i. ___* 99 M 4.95 3t VAL. | 'get one for each window in the house\ PRETESTED Single Flame Create 25 beautiful « CANDELABRA CAHDOUER VAL. ^nn»j • • i ^^Jl Si s M I. ACTION VIEWER M Easy to use ||g Hours oi tu/i i. _E 99 M 10.00 1 Get your . opponent into troubl e... Walt Disney's Kohner's TROUBLE GAME • with Pop-O-Matic cube shaker I Milton M Bradley's * TOWER CLIMB [ master charge PARK PLAZA SHOPPING CENTER ROUTE 37 - CORNER OF ROUTE 68 OGDENSBURG, NEW YORK

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