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THtmSDAX A!T<MJgT 1,1968 JOURNAL SEC. B—PAGE 1 New Y o rk state residents a n d visitors to the state m a y l i k e ’to w a g e r once in a w h ile, but, 1 they a r e n ’t .tlie crazy gam b lers th a t the state legislators hoped. 'Fhe New Y o rk state* lottery has been opei'aiing for m o re th a n a year iiowy and despite all aiidueements, i t ’s n o t proving th e bbaauza th a t tlhc legislature expected it would be. The peoi>lo theinselves approved holding a state lottery, voting for i t in N o v em b er of 1966, but it a p p e a r s . tii<it iuahy of them figured, l e t tiie. other fellow boy lottery tick e ts and help pay for education if lie’s fool enough toj'and perhaps- our taxes w ill g;o down. ISTot too m a n y other*fel­ lows have been th a t kind of .fools, and as a re­ su lt the state lottery is p r a c tically a bust, t : - r j, Only abo^t Jtalf of thatj- -$32,3 muMibn, .was'*ea 4 ^ i^ e d \foi: |id. to education. The re^t • : w ent foradm inistratioji of the lottery itself and for;,prices. \ : . .■_• ; - Tli^ sta t e is iiot >§ivrag up, however. I t is consideHpg m a k ing tiie lottery nio re a p p e a lin g \ -’ ' Ali rriaTmcr of pT'oniotionsr htvve'bee'a- ti'ted. L o ttery tickets are available' in retail stores,- restaurants, almost 'everyw h ere' except banks, but tlie folks just a r e n ’t, b u y ing, or a r e n ’t buy­ ing in siifficieait qiiantities. T rue enougrh quite a lo t of m o n ey is spent on lo ttery tickets — $4 m illion in Ju n e but this is f a r Helena tho original prediction of sales. Juno w a s . th e Lowest m o n thly figure since the lottery began in M ay, 1967, despite efforts to m a k e it not 0213 I ' attra c tiv e b u t alm o s t patriotic to purchase the tickets. In tho first year of operation, according to a news story in the New Y o rk Tim es, the state took in $0:2.4- m illion on the sale of lo ttery ‘ a m o u n t of piiises per .$1 million to 30 p e r c<*iit • of =he t gross, so the, only w ay to increase the num b e r of aw a rds w ill be either to elim inate or reduce some\ o f tbe bigger' p rizes, . ; . \We doubt if it \works. Even the wildest : g-arablei? likes to hare some hope of vvinmng, and tlie odds against winning oij a ticket pur- ; chased^1 tire’ state lottery are 4,166 to X. - '• > - .* ^ s M e l f o t f e i y i S m w ^ i y repug^itot to niany^1 people. Add to that the people who like to have a fair <ahanee of winning and know they don’t, ancl i t ’s .ea s y ..to see vzhy only some four million lottery;tiekets Xvere^old ih-Jiuie. ■ - ».-5 ’ I f tl^e lottery can ’t make a go of i t in the first year 'o f its existence, When there is. still a good deal of novelty attached to it and people are still fairly naive, ou their chances of w inning, we doubt if the state l o t t e r y will ever be a su e - , cess. • ’• .. • Even though tile profits go for a good cause —education— it appears that the people are well enough educated now to realize that so far as ■ they’re concerned it's a ppor gamble. Voice! (From the Christian. Science Monitor) W e road the? o ther day t h a t only some 1,200 pupils are now studying Latin in New York c i t y ’s vast fiuli|ic school-system . T b is com p ares w ith more than 115,(100 s tudying Spanish, which leads all 11011 -E n g lish language courses. This is, o f ro u m o , o n l ^ t h e latest barom e te r reading in tlio long decline of th a t noble, old tongue around tlie world. A. k n o w ledge of it is no longer requi ro«l f o r adm ission to E n g lan d ’s great U n iversity of (’tunbridge. V a rious A m erican un­ iversities no longer use L a tin (once alm o st uni­ versal) 011 t-hcir diplomas, Even the Rpinau Catholic church yerniits non-Latin now in por­ tions of its service. • A lmost everyw h e re fewer and fewer students take it, and those who do, tak e less of- it. It strikes us th a t this change is further evidence that tlie m o d e m age1—for woe or weal —definitely ligis come into its own. An end to the conturii’s-Iong belief th a t L a tin study was autom a tically j?uod p e r se? is another s n ip at the m e n tal bond yvlsieli links o,ur d a y to. a n tiquity. L a tin studied - becaqsp the^pa&fc'Was deeijk^d. im p o rtant an d w a s thought to-have som ething to teach us. Ted .ay our view is fastened so firmly •upon the kailekloscope of m o d e rn living and m o d e m problem s tliat w e have little tim e to reflect upon a paist more distant th a n yesterday. The man or woman who knew L a tin had a certain steadying footliold in m a n k in d ’s past experience. ILo had a longer view of history, a less parocliisil view of his own eotuitry, a m ore critical view of art and literatu re. He rem em ­ bered with the Ronuana th a t “ n o thing hum an is foreign to me'.” I f nothing more, he learned to sym p a thize w ith L a tiii-parsiiig Rem an school children. Perhaps 11nt<» is too much to he learned today to m a la-it profitable to spend four or five years jo t tin g a firm g r ip 011 L a tin. But, w ith­ out Latin, tin* m o d ern Vo rid seem s almost like a spaceship ulaieli is w h irling m a d ly through the air without a line back to earth. The Summer Circuit Saratoga Performing Atrts Center Saratoga Springs Philadelphia Orchestra Thursdays through Sundays Until August 25 . Evenings at 8:30 Thursday, Friday, Saturday Sunday Matinees at 3:30 August 5 — Diana Ross and the Supremes * August 6 and 7 — Ravi Shankar ,arul His Festival from India Film Festival Nightly at Spa Summer Theatre through September 1, 7:30 ahd 9 p.m. Southern Vermont Art Center Manchester, Vt- August 4 — 8:3ft p.®.—Othello by Lake George Opera Company Art Gallery Open Daily except Mondays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday from 1-5 p.m. Dorset Playhouse Dorset, Vt- Wednesday throngSi Sunday to September 1 at 8:40 p.m. August 3-L1 — Ten Nights in a Barroom Aiigust 14-18 — Under Milk Wood -ra~n ------ : ~ “ 1 .<— ;-----------1 ------ THE GREENWICH JOURNAL Richard S.' /Tefft, Publisher • Jane W.TTefft, Editor (Trom Tl^e Providence, R. I. Journal) ^ N e v e r underestim a te the ppwer of Vox Populi. On 6 e in a while, th e little people win. T h e re is a lesson for all of us in w h a t has ju s t happened in Jam e s tow n , Colo., a pin-prick on th e m a p in th? Roclries northw e s t of Boulder. Uncle Sain w as all s e t—in fact the contract was draw n and signed— to give the few er th a n 200 villagers of Jam e s tow n a $14,000 post office. They d id n ’t w ant it. T h e y thought the post of­ fice they had in a cornpr of Donald H a y n e s ’ general store was ju s t dandy. . So the people of Jam e stow n organized under a banner w ith a strange device. It said VOICE, and th e letters stood for V o ters Opposing In­ discrim inate\ Civic E x p e n d itures. The VOICE w as lottd enough to be* h e a rd by a congressm an,' an tl'liis voice w a s leisd enough to be heard by Unele Sam . T h e contract for th e post office J a m e stow n d id n ’t need or w ant has boeu cancelled,'and the geod people of tho little m o untain village w ill c o n tinue to pielc ttp th e i r m a iiiand buy th e ir • stam p s in Mr. Hivyirei>’ s tdre. , y a a nice com p rehensible, bite-sizu example of dem o cracy in action. Up, VOICE- Up, Vox p . *■- 4 1 'J .-‘r- S\ U IriO thepYears ONE YEARS AGO July 30,’ 1868— ' ‘ —* ■ : Schuyler Colfax *■' , from Washington County It naay be interesting inan# of the readers of the People’s \ Journal to know that Schuyler /, Colfax (who 'Was, running for | vice president on- the R^publi -4 can ti,cke]t with. Qeij.-l|. {L Grant,/ as prej^ntM.v’^bNiiU$X.; once a resident o f ^alhiii^to^ ^ comity.. ;A portion I'af. p? epifs days; .wete spentvtt'.v|f&|t^|llpir|' While ffl&tp M bHcaifi^ iftcquaiii!;, ^]lev^nt|;#b,s||uei|lyS^W |ie# . , _________ fcerL- Shprij^- afte^TnriiiTariaage he emigrated to 't h e ‘West?: and I n ottrprtqit becsm^ th l i editor, of. a..paper. I . T 0 T.'2 f E S U P R I S E A ^ t h W « e y f i ^ ^ « t o | g y ^ tg tJ eSurre^ )n at his would :c-lty-,: ,jiv ......... as it. is so well khov^n tb th e 1 , Iflstead, the P,o>or People’s 4 ► i ► i V i k world, A HALF CENTURY BACK August; 7, 1918r- Mrs.' W. P. Marshall .was in charge of a campaign to enroll more student ^nurses in this dis­ trict' and had had three appliea “ W h a t D o Y O U W a n t?” N A T I O N A L N E W S P A P E R PUBLISHED EVERT? THUESDAY BY' TEFFT PUBLISHERS, MC. 1 H illSt., G-reenwich, N. Y. 12834 ~i' “ •» Richard S. Tefft, Prudent Clarissa T. Hughes, Secretary Jane. W, TeSt, Vice President and treasurer SUB$CHIPTI<jN BATES One Y«ar, §5 — Single Copies 10c .Entered at the Ptfsi Office at Greenwich, New York 12834 ’ as second class : Crusade—vVhich had beep qufes •tionafily helij together by * the Kev, Ralph t>avid Abernathy’s increasingly .bombastic rhetoric —cQllapsed with the collapse of ’“Shantytown^. But it really collapsed from within, not from without, tions from - Elizabeth Gerjmain I Despite a inodicum o f achieve- of Fort “Miller, Iva McMillan of ment—such as more free food Greenwich and Isabel Kempton for the needy—the\ campaign’s of Salem. Hospital staffs were mam objective, which was to badly depleted- because of, the dramatize the plight of the poor demands of War service, ^ ' I and gain widespread public sup- At the school meeting for the port for- legislation, not only local union district a budget of failed,‘Ht backfired. $14,723 was approved. Estima-, . ;* ?* * • • ted-receipts- were §3,710, and; HOW. IN REASON’S NAME, the amount to be raised’-by tax m m ^ blic sympathy be was $11,022^.^ aroused toward a “downtrodden THIRTY YEARS'AGO deserving people” when the Augu^3 1938— shantytown dwellers' themselves There^had been a number of ^-encamped on Washington’s torrential rainstorms, and in immaculate lawns—showed con- some areas considerable damage tempt for one another? And by had been done. While .this sec- their riotous behavior, added to tion escaped damage -to build- rather than allayed the public’s ings and crops, farmers were mistrust and apprehensions, co n siderably • inconvenienced Virtually none of the 125 staff and delayed in securing the. last members and officials of the of their hay crop, and oat har- Southern Christian Leadership vest by the numerous showers. Conference, for example, includ- Despite the rains, a heat wave ing the Rev. Abernathy, would continued. live with their fellow crusaders Preparations were being made in Resurrection City. They pre­ fer the 100th anniversary of the ferred to keep their distance on incorporation of the village of ihe other side of town in plush Argyle. A two-day observance motel rooms costing up to $25 was to be held August 12 and 13. a day—paid by the S.C.L.C. E. M. Herrington, formerly (Later Mr. Abernathy had his principal of Greenwich high staff move out of the expensive school, had been appointed to .motels, but the majority took the staff of the Farmingdale up residence elsewhere, still re- ’agricultural school itf Long Is- fusing the co-existence benefits land. of Resurrection City.) Deaths: George M. Watson, 70,' But the revelatory aspects of Cambridge. rampant chaos among the rank TWENTY YEARS AGO | and fil» se 6 Peed °ut ™ July 28. 1948— crs, and newspaper and tele- By a narrow margin of 11 viaon reporters. votes, approval was given the fn previous Monday to the spend- L- c; leadership, resulting in ing of $20,000 from tho village splintered‘groups led by gangs. Mackenzle-fund for the renova- low morale, J o w m l s ani tion' Of the Rough and Ready routnght fear permeated-the 16- Engine house into a modern fire Clty- Neighbor mugged house for the village equipment, neighbor, wives of absent aem- There were only 103 votes cast, onstrators were raped, the poor and 57 of these people favored robbed from the poor, and more th e proposition, while 47 of an<4 more “non-violent yoyng them were opposed. . men turned violent. At a meeting .of the village! $ * « board the' question of speeding MOST DAMNING, HOW- on upper Main street came in EVER, was the discrimination for discussion. Everyone agreed practiced by the discriminated that \something should be done against. The very crime they about it,\ but what that some- loudly accused “sick Whitey\ thing could be, no one seemed of. to know. Thc police force had Those from Nevyark stayed no way of clocking motorists to away from Mississippi people. prove they were exceeding the New Yorkers kept apart from speed limit, and no way of Bostonians. Negroes looked catching up with them if they down on Mexicans. Puerto were. The board discussed pur- Ricans looked down on Indians. chasing a carr~or a motorcycle And the poor whites were al- for the police chief, but tabled together low men on the totem the action. ’ pole. 1 Deaths: A. Allan Hoag, 80, Seething resentment among Greenwich; James R. McNeil, non-Negroes was directed af Argyle. ^ the S.CJuC. itself whose qfli- iiiqt a VBAb Arn ' lcials are Ntegro. for Au-nst 3 1967- !having no other min0rity ,rep- resentative on its policy-making p o r S r o f f k l S J t r e r t e ss* a r m : was th . site ol the Easton sl0£ rf 200 M arketing Column Weather conditions t;his year were more favorable to summer fruit crops than a year ago. Ad­ verse weather dealt a heavy blow to the peach, pear aiid cherry crop last year so tbrat carryover Canned stocks of these fruits are in. low' supply. The new fruit crop should ease tiie supply Situation and bring more fresh’; fruit _7to -market than a ’yfear ago.’ Hopefully, consumers can- expect lower 'price tags For this year’s summer fruit crop in response to'Jarger supplies. •' fit selecting peaches, pears and! plums, make .sure the peaches purchased are plump, smooth sMntled .and well fill-ed -out. Greea tinged peaches are an iiidicailon that such fruit is immature and will • not ripen properly at home. Sver-ripeness is generally indicated by the deeper reddish-brown color and a softness o f the frttit. ; In varieties are either clingstone dr serni-elilg Cflesh clings tight­ ly to, pit) alj others are free­ stone (flesh, readily separates ftjom .th# ^ i t y j f p d a y . xnq»^t; removed from the skin during this process. . / Pears are packed and shipped green because it is characteris­ tic that they, develop a finer flavor and smoother fexture When ripened off the tree. Pears which are hard when you fihd them in the food store will probably ripen if kept at room temperature. The color of the gear de­ pends on the variety. F6r Bdrt- lett summer pears, look,'for a pale yellow to rich yellow color. Anjou or Comice should -be light green to yellowish green; the' BOsc pear with its .long tapering neck, ripens to a rich, golden cinnamon brown. These pears are' the late maturing varieties that arrive at our markets in the late summer and fall months. - Plum varieties differ widely in appearance and flavor so you should buy and taste one td see df tbe variety appeals to you. There are twq niain typ’es— atomic power plant whith- would Mexican-Americans w h o had be constructed by the company . . , ,, n „„„ within the next few years. Joined the Poor Peoples cam- J j paign, spoke out: “Black .mili- GETS CSEA POST ‘[ants have .taken over and no- Bernard J. Ryan of Poestenkill ^ elsf ^ has been named the new Civil comP ne . .. Service Employes association blacks cha7e tastedmore of the field representative for the coun- Ju‘ce of freed°m thtf h^ f ' ties of Rensselaer, Washington, TheJ .arf, ^ 'J\ . ™ Saratoga, Warren, Albany, Sche- good feeling of thens is blind- nectady and Schoharie. Ryan ing them to the separation that will administer to the needs of ^}e$ ar.e on the In- CSEA members in various local dians, the Spanish-speaking peo- jurisdictions including cities, ari(^ J^16 Poor whites, who towns, villages, school districts are nieek.” , . ^ peaches are thoroughly brushed before' shipping. The fuzz anijl municipal authorities in the} counties mentioned, Re replaces THE OPINION OF MANY John M. Carey of Troy, who has OBSERVERS^ aiid to the dis- been promoted to associates pro- tress of white supporters (half gram specialist,at.CSEA head- of the 50,000 who marched in quarters in Albany,.. ' * \' .the Solidarity- Day parade were . , . I middle-class white sympathiz- INTERESTING W O RLD BY ABBY BERG The Hard Day’s Night of Rev. Abernathy “disrupt, the processes of gov­ ernment.” . Too, congress got’ its back up .. y t y n troops of poor people bel­ ligerently descended on the Ag­ riculture and Justice depart?- ments, demanding, “Give us what we want, or else!” The impression of. irresponsk bility, and an unrealistic con­ cept of what government can or should actually do, was heights ened by Abernathy’s 99 vague, demands that would immedi,. ately make every poor person prosperous and successful. „ The intelligent, and experi­ enced Bayard Rustin was disT- .missed from his position as or­ ganizer of the7 Solidarity Day- march when he vainly pleaded' with Mr. Aberpathy to concen­ trate on fewer and precise wants - sq ? that there would he a possibility of their realization. It took until nearly the last week of the campaign before the Reverend saw the light, due to pressure b y ' other leaders, • but by then it was too late. «• * # THOUGH AN EDUCATED,. COLLEGE-BRED MAN, the Rev. Abernathy simply cannot fill the shoes of the late, great Dr. Mar­ tin Luther King. Leaders are bora, not made, and try as he might, the Reverend does not possess the necessary stature, force of personality and out-of> the-ordlnary mental equipment of his predecessor. Qualities that enabled Dr. King to found and mold the Southern Chris- tion Leadership Non-Violent or­ ganization — and to achieve breakthrough civil rights legis­ lation. Mr. Abernathy further dis­ mayed even his closest aids and sponsors by an apparent in­ ability to come to grips with clear-cut programs. This was evidenced by repeated self- contradictory statements to the press—and frequent changing of course without sufficient forethought > and preparation. Ultimately, few of his own followers, let alone outsiders, took him seriously, and to cover-up the movement^ rapid disintegration, air. Abernathy and his managers resorted to wilder, even more militant lan­ guage. The desperate maneu­ vering, however, only served to emphasize the impression of phrases parroted against a back­ drop of amateur theatrics—de­ void of any true convictions. $ © * SADLY. RALPH ABER- MATHY has- proved no Joshua — the role he dramatically espoused at Dr. King’s emotion- charged funeral. (The Biblical Joshua was Moses’ right hand man. After his death, Joshua led the Jews to the Promised Land of Israel.) So it was obviously with great relief that the Reverend sub­ mitted to, in fact asked for, a jail sentence. What better way to escape the consequences Qf his gross mismanagement of Resurrection City? An ironic incident in the tragic comedy of errors occur­ red when the Negro mayor of the District of Columbia or­ dered his police to quell and disband the Negro mob which had formed to protest the Aber­ nathy arrest. But the final epitaph of the ill-fated Poor People’s campaign. —as warned by Mrs. King and veteran civil rights leaders— may have been voiced by a dis­ enchanted follower who cried: “I’m sick of all this non­ violence!” He then, joined, the black militants who had hovered, vuiture-like, over the proceed­ ings from the beginning. -- , ~ J A ' nese varie- European i.£(nd. J m a h e s e vafil- ^Hfeftdl^tHf#*''ijalic.rt!ea‘sSh? Kev'3 ties.' .‘European1 varifetife'sif arfe ertheless.,, for the campaigns _1 __ _______ ' _______ K _ ______ t , _ «>i»rvCT UnV n i f 1 ttQ Thfe Japanese, variety ire^ ^ t^ed-ife’reidtlQfc^ilh three years, dium.tq-large ifl size and are M ^ eejnots and an overwhelm- faihons for thjeir' juiciness. ing,do«re to reinstitute These plums yary in color from ordeV above all else—and then deeTp mahogany , red to those tor think, about social progress- yellow ^splashed with red. the timing of the mass -demon- By the way, did you know- stration Whs, off. . that you. can ring'the bell at the' And despite the attendance produce' counter and ask the of many congressmen at the manager foi* the 'desired amount march, the' general congres- of fruit'you want rather than sional mood of “this much and taking-just What ig packaged, no more,” was not helped by Foi* example, if you need more the Reverend's thueats that his or less than six peaches for followers would _ “ raise hell,\ your family, don’t hesitate to and “turn Washington,. D. C., ask for, the amount you need upside down,” and, unless pov- rather than taking the six that erty was completely eradicated are offered in t,he package, , by this summer, they would ' • i.'- - SCHOOL BUDGET REJECTED Voters in the Averill Park ■central pehool district rejected the school board’s budget l.ast week by a vote of 1,044 to 6*34. The same budget had been pre­ sented in June and was defeated . at that time by 18 Votes. * 1 COMPANIES m e r g e '•Tffe Tan Raalte company of New York city, which operates a plant in Saratoga Springs, and the Cluett Peabody and com­ pany of, Troy haye announced that a merger of the two firms will be consummated this'week*. Cluett Peabody manufactures men’s apparei and luggage, op­ erates a number of retail stores, and owns the patent to the san­ forized shrinking process. Van. Raalte manufactures woman’s ap­ parel. The merger, will not af­ fect the operations of the Sara­ toga plant.

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