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The Greenwich journal and Fort Edward advertiser. (Greenwich, N.Y.) 1924-1969, August 22, 1968, Image 9

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Today tlie carnival takes second Mace\ to the thousands of agricultural, homeniaking, ccim- mereial ^and institutional exhibits which , fill all, the frame buildings on-the fairgrounds and. spill over into tents and outdoor displays. There’S something for everyone at the fair, and even if you ’re not a real jnd'ge ofjehickens,- epws or canning1, you’ll find these exhibits,*. as well as the many more are interesting! 'Spend a while watching the judging'being f!o»er adtnirq the handiwork an the homemakiiig department, run. your fingers through the wool on a lamb’s fcackj, wander through the commercial building m i .see the vast array of wares. Beist of ^1 just walk around the grounds and sde the folks. You’ll meet neighbors as well as friends you may not ‘have seen fcr a long, long time. I t’s all-'fun. 1 ‘ $ung about the fair .is,,that it/i£ * not too big. You can turn-the youngsters loose and let them wander too. W u can see everything, • and tbei’e’s a lot to 'see,, in an afternoon or an ,%• evening. You can s)t, down and relax dozens of places And gust wafch the people go by. ’\ • - «v >#J • \* I • '■ The fair retains almost all of thjQ, rural fun ' ' and atmosphere that we sometimes <tm_.K disappeared. It V vt p-t d-d a t e, hup -itfa :'^ldf%| fashioned^oo, and therein. lies its &hakpa. ’■ •' m the past decade the: people m o *trg, sceiatecl with our c,oinity fair have <mvelo.^eE!|l 4 ? , to the point that it is considered o-aerof the best- ’ county fairs in New York state andj the nbrth® ; east. They haye put si, great deal or work and . thought into building up ihi^ animal 'August en- * terprige, and deserve .the plaudits of everyone in­ terested in the county. Not only, does the fair provide five days of education and entertainment for thousands of . people, bt*t since the* erection of permanent build­ ings the fairgrounds arc used fdr many different public programs by mguiy different organisations the year \round—another plus for the fair boards and'for'us.—~ - * - - . i _ We can be, proud of our fail' anjl our fair­ grounds. (From Gene -Brown in. Oneonta Star) i A reader clips this poem and sends it to me as an expression of how she feels. She says “ 99 per cent of the youths are dam goqd kids with (a keen sense of decency and fair play.” But adults have their problems too . . . the worst one being that they are over 30, __ - JUVENILE OR \We read in tlie paper, we hear on the air Of kipiug and stealing and crime everywhere. We sigh and wo say, as we notice the trend, This young generation where will it all end? But can we be sure it’s their fault alone? Too much money to spend; too much idle time; Too n^suiy movies of passion and crime; Too many fiooks not fit to be read; Too many evils in what they hear said; But too many kids encouraged to roam; But too many parents who don’t stay at home. Youthdjpesu’t make the movies; they don’t write the books That paint the gay pictures of gangsters and* crooks, They don’t inaie the liquor; they don’t run the' bars; ' 1 They don’t maice the laws, and they don.’t make ■ * * ' ' 4 - 1 *-*'■ • »-■ They dpp’t make the drugs that idle the brain. B ’s all €one by older folks, greedy for gain. And' how many 7 eases, we find that it’s true — The label, “ delinquency” fit 8 older folks, tool Andrea Bogolub The Files of..... The Greenwich Journal ■ft:- j : ONE HUNDRED \YEARS AGO August 20, 3 8 6 8 - Street Lamps.-—Several citizens are complaining that the new street lamps 'have not been lighted doting the recent very da^k sights, We are of the opinion that the village fathers retire’ before 8 o’clock, and so are not a^Afe of the extreme darkness oi the night, or else . they thihk that the lamplighter can’t see to light the lamps un­ less it be moonlight, For the beneiit o f\ those who have “barked” fctofe nases against trees and their shins by falling over crosswalks we- ask, Why are not the lamps lighted? Graded. —i Itill street a n d Mowry street fire being rapidly graded and .put in good order. Ar^ALF C E N tU R r BACK August 58, ■ The government asked all car owners east t»f the Mississippi not to drive dii Sunday except when absolutely necessary. This was a request but it was' ac- companied bj/ a threat .that un­ less i t met With a patriotic re­ sponse the order Would become matidatpry. THIRTY YfAcR? A^O August 24,. 1938— * • a'lje villagfe,hoard made appli- catidn; to. 0 ie PWA lor federal aifl in construction of a munici­ pal building to cost approxi- , mately $45,000, arid preliminary plans Were being drawn. Plans ^or th« estihlishment of % ■ centralized ,scho.ol and th e erection oi a?n.ew Sfchool build- an& with t'hev aiid of a federal PWA grant already authorized were :pr»gressing rapidly-in. Ar- gyljfe'. ®jais ^ # ! |d be th e fourth to ^tfS lisseff in the cpunty. Hii:(Jord had centralized .jstune time before, and Salem, .and Fort Ani ’itfitliin the past year. I>Ke esfcinaated cost of the >' ®ew school wa| $214,000. . “Jlire destcpje^ a new barn on * the Frahklik' Larmori^ farm in ^ d ld fountain, and the cause '«jas' jUrtl 9 i©W% - fenlt afld five. .. -te* # M ns,’ 11 40 tons of hly a«d other pro- ■ J >.* ■ i ■ , ■/ Enjoy Backwater Now, Progress Is Sure to Come Deaths: Mrs. Thomas Reid, 61, Greenwich; Henry Hunt, 63, Easton; Edwin Holbrook, Bald Mountain; Edward Gifford, 73, Middle Falls. TWENTY YEARS AGO August 18, 1948— For the third successive year the Washington county junior fair was to be held for two days at the county highway grounds in Fort Edward. The fair was. sponsored by the 4-H clubs, F.F.A. chapters, juvenile granges, older youth organiza­ tions and home economics de­ partments, and was financed in part by the county board of su­ pervisors. The draft hoard which would serve Washington county was -to be located in th e postoffice building in Hudson Falls, ac­ cording\ to announcement ot. Brig. Gen. Ames T. Brown, state director' of selective service. There would be only one board for the entire county, instead of two as there had been during the war.. The Battenkill Country club was having what was probably its largest ^season on record this year,, with approximately 109 members enjoying the facilities of the club, and in addition an unusually large number of golf­ ers using lhe courses on the greens free basis. * Deaths: Mrs. Hugh Henley, 84, Greenwich; Henry R. Perry, 91, White Greek; Mrs. Frank Rogers, South Cambridge. JUST A YEAR. AGO August 24, 1067— Hans Klunder Associatesj-plan­ ning consultant for’ the Easton planning board, had begun- a door-to-door survey of all house­ holds and businesses as a first step in the. development of. a comprehensive plan. Despite the fact that tlfe applications for federal and state funds had Only recently been submitted, the consultant -was going ahead with the survey in anticipation of approval of- the . proposed planning'\ projesct early the fols ■l&win&tykmw;/*. • - To the Editor and other mourn- . ers of the passing of the Ni­ agara Mohawk power plant: ' Cheer up! All is not lost. The sun will shine again in Washing­ ton county. ^ - Look out your window. See the quiet green hills; smell the clean air and listen in vain for the rumble of high speed truck traffic. Enjoy it while you have it. Progress will come. It will certainly come. Yoa call Greenwich a “back­ water” and “bundocks.\ If that’s what it is, then thank your God and dry your tears so you can see what you have and en­ joy it while you can. If our cry for progress is typ­ ical of the small-mindedness and short-sightedness of community leaders all over this country to whom happiness is a six lane highway with toll booths to •boot. No doubt you have al­ ready counted the profits you would have made. No doubt Greenwich and Easton would be tho -first- conamjuaities in this’ country to “pfoHt” from the rape of its, countryside and further pollution of its major river. No doubt. Let me tell you of another New York community that twenty years ago was very sim­ ilar to Greenwich. It was quiet, even bucolic. It was clean; it was a pleasant place to live. Then Progress came to Hunt­ ington, Long Island. It came with terrifying force whether wanted or not. It caught the Old Guard napping and laid them low; it tore up the count- try, polluted the drinking ra te r anti the air and it brought that old friend of Progress; Corrup­ tion. It also brought that old friend of the working man, the Long Island Lighting company blaring the trumpets of “Great Times are Coming” and the highest rates in the nation. Now their great power plant fight js over. Now twin SOO loot-candystriped smoke stacks mar the view and pollute the upper air. Now the bitter strug­ gle-to eliminate the ugly trans­ mission towers is over. I suggest a diversion for some coming fall day. Drive to Hunt­ ington. Fight the traffic to get there and talk to the people whom Progress has brought. K*J INTEBESTEHO WORLD BY ABBY BERGS S u m n a e r t i m e , , \When the idvSm* t ' Is B u g g f 1 Fmrsittirrg here typing, mind­ ing m y :-ow n business, and there’s: this . large economy-sized fly with a bujlt-in kazoo ibuzzing aroundmy'he^ad. , ‘ • We 'have eighteen rooms. Downstairs thefe are seven, plus two bathrooms,..and a porefi on either side o-f this house plunk i n ‘' the middle of 99 acres, packed, solid with ,crawling, creeping, flying, charging, zing­ ing;. zooming lollapalooza-sized Ibugs! One porch, which is don« up fancy with picture -windows that, can ibe taken out for wasiing, and paneled with solid oak siding .applied qver a thick layer of greenbacks — was designed,- apparently, to keep flies, ibees, gnats and gypsy moths irom escaping. But because of bug repellent, Ask them how they like double- electric appliances, and ether session schools and driving two hanging tUngamajigs—-nowher.e hours to work. See their new the inside of the whole nouse thirty thousand dollar homes On is there a flying insect. •Except in this one loom where I keep my typewriter. And where dwells yours truly sixty foot lots and ask how they like theiir $15QQ,0p’ in taxes. See, if you are lucky, the chil­ dren taking dope % lovely in snatches of time fcefcween Northport, vandalizing public cooking, cleaning, and breaking buildings in Elwood and shoot-, up fights Jhat seem to (be the ing school teachers in the quiet chief entertainment of that Village. See the filth and fill young bug-proof gang o’ralne. your lungs with the fetid air. j The .point is—I’m sur& that Then dri-ve back “Home” and' that fly, and his brothers and enjoy the few years remaining sisters and all his distant rela- until Progress comes to another Jives—have a bee-line on me. unprepared community. It will p ; wherevei, j g0t it (ags a i(,ngt come, you itnow. Sure as babies buzzing busily. Upstairs Ln the are born it will .come to Green- (bedrodmi at the d3rmer table, wich and Easton and the whole . jn tjhe jiviitg room, all may he country. j quiet. Bat I’ve come to learn And when it comes the only that quiet is the lull before the ones to profit will be those who buzz. For sure enough, out of speculate and Ihen rape the tho blue sky it materializes, land and take their profits to And it heads ■ for pobodj? else some quiet place to enjoy them, but me. And that’s -the truth! If I sound as if I’m suSering from a persecution complex— it’s only because I am. And there’s-nothing complex about it. Bugs are driving pie; bugs! There it goes again! For a blessed moment I thought it had given up. Believe me, there is nothing louder than a fly's drone when Louis Horvath, associate plan- , And nothing more distracting, ner for the Hudson River Valley which acc(£ nts for thLs di|. commission, will be speaker at traded column today, the first annual Robert Rogers 1 Today, the Israelis amd the day program next Sunday at 2 Russians will have to get along p.m. at Rogers island in Fort without mj? advice because this Edward. j thing is bigger than all of us. Mr. Horvath who instituted the I being attacked -by an commission's island study proj- Identified Flying Object, and ect Which covers the 70-odd Hud<must muster all my resources son river islands between Man- Very truly yours, Don McNeice R.D, 3 --G*«enwicb 1 ?'f. -¥. R o b e r t R o g e r s D a y t o B e H e l d A t F o r t E d w a r d hattan and Glens Falls, includ­ ing Rogers Island. Other speakers will be John Cuneo of Westport,' Conn., at­ torney amd historian who is a recognized authority on Major Robert Regers and the Rogers Rangers of the French and In­ dian war; Earl E. Stott the is­ land’s owneT and historical co-| 'August 13, 1.968 ordinator; Richard Mason, pres-| Kadikoy, Istanbul ident of the association, and Dear Miss Tefft, Melvin L. Gonick, a trustee w l ^ Thank you so much for send- will serve as master of cere- ing me The Journal. It was great monies. ] to read about activities back The activities also wifi include home, bagpipers, a cannon exhibition! The life in Balikesir, as com Bev Kuzmich Leaves Turkish Family Today and a display of artifacts exca­ vated from th e island “Have A. Good Convention, Dear’ - 'iv,,',\1; r pared to Kadikoy, Istanbul; are worlds apart. Women in Balikesir wear long skirts and some even, wear veils. From what I saw, men sat around all* day and drank coke. Women worked in the fields. It’s hard to believe that some­ thing like this exists in our modern world, but it’s true. The major part of my sum­ mer is being spent liviitg with a modern cosmopolitan family. Here miniskirts are the thing and I’ve had to shorten mine in order to Fit in. Here my activ­ ities include swimming in the Sea of Marmara, playing tennis with ■ my sister, and going to clubs. As you can imagine, I’m enjoying every minute. It’s hard to believe I ’m so far away. I guess people are the same all -over the world, .only customs differ. The onLy thing that reminds me I’m in Turkey is the call to pray. F'ive ’ times a day there is, a repeated chant-by a maft iii a minereL In Balikesir, this call was strictly obeyed by the adults. Here, it’s mainly used as a device “fof telling time. On August 22 I will leave my Turkish family. It’s besen. th-e best time of ‘my life a n i I want to thank the AFS and its- com­ mittee and my parents wlio have made my trip possible. The last part of my AFS sum­ mer will be spent sightseeing in Ankara; Ismir and Istanbul. I Will return home before Septem­ ber first. : , Sincerely, . • .; ' BevKuzftiich If you’ll pafdor, ir.e -while I apply the fly-swatter _ . Useless. ^ Now I know whf that fly flies around my head so assidu­ ously. It’s absolutely Bapossible to swat it at siieh -close and encircling range! Try it sometime, I guarantee you several. hours of fun and frolic. ‘ The plain fact *f die- matter is, just as the^e are kccident- prone people—ihftxe jcre bug- prone people, f t itas something -to do With - Mood -dueinistry, being brunette (blowtes may be preferred by geratloien, (but not by ‘bugs), and .tte aiura one gives off. And this has iwqllpng to do ■with .whether one lt-as bad breath, or knows iww to %vin friends and influence people by using toe right - klrnil of de­ odorant. Aura is an -undofcnttble sub­ stance that the - iii-dlvadtaal radi­ ates, and -which iiiadetectable by the human nose, But which the (bug detects via am all too efficient radar systoW, It’s definitely tEtitii, not no­ tion, that 'a 'Tm-Mpr»lies person can attract corps « ( -cr-ery type bug in the neiglfcborhood, and stand there slapP’tag and scratching himself \while a dozen o ther humans n e n t to him remain totally miaffetclecf. Verily, the victa.ni frequently is also the object o»f derision, adding insults to Enisctss. Despite his profeejtntions that he is being eaten -alive, and mosquitoes a r e ' (loliitg a watusi on Ms epldernais -^~lnS)iisitive souls will often fotussh Mm off with, the assertion -Hiat he is merely allergic, to stop Coasting about |t. They vrill go feuti] 0 K if they are particularly feaUons of the attention^ lie is oriiaRliig by his •individualistic .accfllwtksc-ballet— as he skittefS'TfliHfaf \Knd yon avoiding skpliswie depth* charges and 6 aFtli- 6 »rn. flank landings. The crusher o»f «rtisfiers is this: “It’s only ^oiar imagina­ tion.\ And they wonder -\vliy people clinab to the top oi toners and Start shooting! A personal ca?e In joint. It took place several rears ago when I didn’t knfeor esnough to come in out ot fill) b-ugs. My husband aitid G were on a hike, both we&rliug elimrts, and I spent the 5-mile Lap* literally bent over, scrnfeclilnig:. He in­ sisted I was jus± om rly sensi­ tive to the hlgt grass-, and the remedy was mind oovesr matter. Well, I kept applying my mind, but something vsa tine matter with the matter, By the time wt rcsactied home, E counted 55 intect llfees on my legs. My fellow Ma®J did not have one. ON AMC STAFF Dr. Robert L, W.illenkin, as­ sociate professor iwf. anesthesi­ ology at Yale imirorsity, h a s been appointed a-sso»ciate profes­ sor in -the department, of anses- thesiology at JLlblunp medical college. He has also teen named to the attending staif in anes­ thesiology at klliwnp medical center hospital, Dr, Willenkin has been on tli« Wale faculty since 1963, ON UNION FACULTY William R. Straiil of Troy has been appoktoL &n instruc­ tor in the mathematics depart­ ment at Union c-ollege effective September 1. Strail, a 1965 grad­ uate of Union, Eias b=een doing graduate work a t E'fertheastern university. l^y Alex Rankin When the governor is away, almost anything can happen. For example, while Governor Rockefeller was away in Miami geach at the Republican na­ tional convention, members of his administration were in Al­ bany • attacking his medicaid program. A, m o n th'ago it would have been heresy. But there he was, Df. Daniel McMahon, regional director: of t h e State Health department, telling a seijiinar for muhieipal officials that' medicaid is “an ex­ ample of comprehensive non- planning.” Translated from bureauerati- cese, that means the program is a mess and a waste of money. That will come as a shock bo anyone who has attended any o f the numerous public hearings ogi medicaid held around ttle state during the past, two years. One consistent observation-of all these hearings was that ao matter what the charge, state (rf* ficals always defended medicaid —because it was the governor’s program. H There is, it must be noted, some consistency in Dr. TiTcM'a- hon’s remarks recently. After saying that medicaid \wastes resources in the pri­ vate sector/’ the state official said the answer to this is Rotk- efeller’s 'compulsory health in­ surance proposal. That proposal died quickly at the 1968 session of the state legislature, not because aayone lobbied strongly against it, but because 19€8 is 1968—-an elec­ tion year. The principal argument heaJd against it was that it would drive small businessmen out of business, since they would ha*ve to pay haLf the coverage of their employees. No sane politician would <do anything to drive small business­ men out of business in an elec­ tion year. Next year, however, is an­ other story. The city council of Saratoga Springs shockcd everyone ie* cently. They rescinded their three per cent sales tax. After medicaid was passed in the state legislature, a tot of counties and cities around the state put in sales taxes or sub­ stantially .hiked the ones they already had. They blamed it on the rising costs of medicaid, This raised some suspicion- that if the costs of mcdicaid ever went down—the local taxes would not. This year the legislature cut back drastically the medicaid program. Save for Saratoga Springs, the local taxes have remained. •The fathers of Saratoga Springs apparently cut the tax out of charity to the merchants of the city. One official. T a x Commis­ sioner James R. Foley, said the tax had created a “tax island.” Taxes in the city were higher than in the surrounding'c-ounty. Therefore everyone did their shopping in the county. During the Republican nation­ al convention Moses M. Wein­ stein was governor of the state. The state constitution pro­ vides that if the governor, the Lt. governor and the majority leader of the senate are out of the state, then the speaker of the assembly becomes governor. The first three were at the Re-- publican convention. Weinstein, Democrat from Queens, was left running the state. He became speaker when Anthony Travia left to become a federal judge. Weinstein’s speakership may also be temporary. If Demo­ crats manage to keep control of the assembly after the Novem­ ber elections, he faces a fight to keep his post among his own party members. T H E C R f E N W I C H J O U R N A L Richard S. Teflft, taliEMher Jane W. Tefft, Editor N A T IO N A L NB'W SHAPER Mft. J r n r - ....... i >- \J I f / t s f e e g T Q y ■ A F FI LI A IE MEMBER POLISHED EVERY THURSDAY BY iTIpFFT PUBLISHERS, INC. 1 110% ., Greenwicjb, H. Y. 12884 Richard S. Tefffc, {President Clarissa T. Hughes, Secretary Jane W, Sfcfit, Vice President and Treasurer\ _ SUBSCRIPTION RATES . Ote%ear, $5 — Single Copies 10c — ... . M , „ . .... . .. . ...... • _ ___________ • ■' ■. . Entered at th.e E*ost Office; at Greenmdh, New York £2834 i. . v •, ■ '*aa- second clas^ matter \v.'V ', J - \ 'x|i .1 ■ AAm

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