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' E a c h y e a r , thousands of anim a ls in New Y o rk state d ie of s tarvation, th irst, cold, shock or extrem e p a in ; T h e cause for t h e s e horrible d e a th s ? It Is not overpopulation, lack of food, or harsh w inter w e a t h e r , It is the s teel jaw of t h e leg,hold trap. T h e states of M a s s a c h u s e t ts and Flo r id a have banned1 the u s e of painful trap p in g d e v ices, as have c e rtain counties in N ew Je r s e y . B r it a in has term inated the u s e of steel legholdjtraps com p letely, along with 12 other nations. T h i s year, N e w Y o rk state is considering banning the t r a p s . To m a n y local trappers, this com e s a s bad n e w s . B u t to other folks, the proposed law is long overdue. T h e s tate leg islatu re does not w ish to outlaw trapping.-it se e k s to m o d ify trapping m e thods, how e v e r, so that anim a ls w ill riot s u ffer great pain and a slow d e a th , 1 - ' , ... . . . . . — - ■ The.leg h o ld trap, invented in m e d ieval d a y s , “tiS s 'n o t c o n s id e r a b ly changed sin c e the dark ages. T h e cruel Jaw is used today to c a tch furbearing an im a ls, w h o s e lp e ltscan be sold for profit. Often, how e v e r, the t r a p s catch anim a ls the t r a p p e r does not intend to get. . . Ge'ese, d u c k s , ow ls, s o n g b ird s , eag le s , and fam ily p e ts a r e am o n g the h a p le s s creatu res who ann u a lly lose t h e ir lives In s teel leghold tfaps. A lthough t h e y hold no value for th e t r a p p e r , these victim s suffer a s lo w death, only t o be eventually throw n a w a y .' - A su r v e y of C a n a d ia n trappers show e d th a t for 561 saleab le anim a ls caug h t in steel t r a p s , another 1,350 anim a l victim s died n e e d le s s ly . T h a t does not includ e th e ones w h ich succeeded in gnaw ing off their trapped extrem ity tofescap®. Two bills which would dp âwây with leghold traps of all types are slated to come before the state leg islature.-The assembly will voté On À-5385, while the senate will consider S-3836,, Another bill, 8-1104, would outlaw: leghold traps on land. , A s s e m b lym an G e rald S o lomon and Senator “Ronard STafford m a y b e c o n f â c t ë d T H iirë ô f l h ë ^ Capitol, A lb a n y , regarding these law s , Senator GREENWICH JOÜKNAL Thursday,April21,1977. ■.. ? .j SALEM|§ESS ........ „ _.„...£age 9 Stanley Steingut and A s s e m b lytrian O liver KoppeH-are a lso k e y individuals in t h i s . controversy. A s s e m b lym a n Robert D ’A n d r e a of nearby d istrict 108 w a s a m e m b e r of t h e com m ittee c o n sidering the legislation l a s t y e a r . He voted to c o n tinue the use of painful trapping devices. H e m ay be interested ln hearin g from hum a n e , conservation-m inded individuals ir» the area* J • There are the names. They are the ones who will decide. It is a safe bet that the lawmakers will hear from sportsmen’s clubs from all around the state who would hate to see their steel traps made illegal. Will they hear anything from the other, side? Greenwich Bottskill Baptist. Sunday, 10 United church, United Pres- a.m. Sunday school, 11 Worship; Wednesday, p.m. Choir reheqrsa). a.mr- 7:30 Rev. ------Briau-L-aSosier,. Pastor, St'. 'Joseph’s Catholic, Masses, 7:30 a.m, daily; . Saturday, '7 p.m. Anticipated ~ - Sunday - Mass;. Sunday, 8:30 iJ.m7~and 10:30 a.m. Rev. Joseph L Shannon, O.S.A., and Rev. Albert C. Shannon, O.S.A., Pastors. Christian Science Society, Sunday Service, 10 a;n>., Sunday school during morning seriker Wednesday, 8 ,p.m. Second and fourth Wednes­ days, testimony meeting; ^Thursdays, i to 4 p.m. ------ Reading room open. Church of the Old Fashion Gospel, Independent Bible Baptist, Sunday, 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Worship service; — -Wednesday,. 7 ’ p.m. Bible, study and prayer. Rev. Ray Pelt, Pastor. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Thursday, 10 a.m. Relief society; Sunday, 8:30 a.m. Priesthood. 9:45 a.m. Sunday school 11 a.m. Sacrament. Wednesday, 4' p.m. Primary. Thomas J. Vennard, Branch President. St. Paul7? '“'Episcopal, Sunday, 8 a.m. Holy Com­ munion; 10:15 a.m. Sunday school, 10:30 a.m. Holy Communion with sermon. Rev. Joseph Caron, Priest-in- Charg^ ■ East Greenwich United Presbyterian. Sunday worship service 9:30 a.m. Sunday school, 10:45\a.m. Tuesday. 7 p.m. Choir rehearsal. Rev. David Simmons, Pastor. Cossayuna Lakeville Baptist, Sunday, 10 a.m. Sunday school, 11 a.m. Worship; Tuesday, 7 p.m. Choif rehearsal. Rev. Frederick Jewitt. Pastor. Argyle ' U n ited P r e s b y t e r ia n , Sunday, 10. a.m. Worship, 10:30 a.m. Sunday school; 11 a.m. Sunday school for adults. Interim Pastors. United Methodist, Sunday 10 a.m. Worship* nursery care providfidlJEourth Sunday, Church school classes attend church; 11 ,a.m . Church schbol, 11 a.tn- Adult Bible class;6:30j>,ni. First and third Sundays, Yojrtk-Jfellowship; First and tfifrd Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m. .Ms. Fellowship; Second Tuesday, 7:30 p.m, United Methodist ’ Women; First Saturday» Couples’ club. Rev, Melvin^avendar, Pastor. .North Argyll Communityr Sunday, 10 a.m. Sunday school j 11 a.m. Worship» 8 , p.m. Fellowship service; Wednesdays 8 < p.m. Bible study and prayer, meeting. Rev, Earl Hodgkins, Pastor. South Argyle. United < Presbyterian,'.Thursday, 7 p.m. Youth choir; Sunday, 11 a.m. Sunday ¿school, 11 S-m. Worship. ‘Rev. David Simmons, Pastor. North Argyle United Presbyterian, Sunday, i0 a.m. Sunday schools 11 a.m. Wor­ ship, Rev, Douglas R.~ Mc- Gaffin^stoTT'“^ ’ ' tiyterian, Thursday, 7 p.m. Choir rehearsal; Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Couples’ club, 54 Salem street; Sunday, 9:30 ■ a.m. Church school,, grades 3-6,11 a.m. Worship, Church school, preschool.grade 2; •Monday, J;30 p.m: 1WG Executive committee at the borne of Elsie Skiff. Rev. Donald R. McLeod, Pastor. Centenary United Method­ ist, Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Ways .and\ Means committee; Sunday, 9:45 a.m. Church school, 9i5$ a.m. Chapel service, 11 a,ui. Wprspp;. Tuesday, 8_p.m. Comervclass; Wednesday, 7 p’.m. Choir. Rev. W.C. Denson, Past.or. SciHtylervlUe St. Stephen’s Episcopal, Sunday, 9:45 a.m. Church v . school, -10- -a,m. - Eucharist; ' Healing service first Sundays. Eucharist Tuesday, 8 a.m. and Thursday 5:30 p.m. Rev. Joel MacCollam, Rector.- Fort Miller Wesleyan, Sunday, 10 a.m.. Sunday school, 11 a.m. Worship, 6:30 p.m. Junior and Senior youth, 7 p:m. Evangelist service; Wednesday, 7 p.m. Prayer servicfe. Rev. Robert Tice, Pastor. Cambridge New Skete Monastery, Byzantine Catholic, Each evening, 7i30 p.m. Vespers; Saturday, 4:30 p.m. Liturgy; Sunday, 10 a.m. liturgy. Jehovah’s Witnesses, King­ dom flail, Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Ministry school; 8:30 'p.m., Service; Sunday, 9:30 a.m. Public Bible lecture; 10:30 a.m. Watchtower study; Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. Congre­ gation Bible study. Embury United Methodist, Sjunday, 9:30 a.m. Church ^GhoslT44-a-ni-Worship^Re-v> ... Richard W, Mellerup,D.D,, Pastor. St. Luke’s Episcopal, Sun­ day, 8 and 10:30 fi.W. Woishtp. Rev. Robert F. Gardam, Rector. First Baptist, Sunday, 9:30 a.m. Sunday school, 11 a.m. Worship. Church, of the Open Bible and* Center White Creek Baptist, Sunday» 10 a.m. Worship, H a.m. Bible school; Wednesday, 8 p.m. Prayer and Bible study at-the.Church.^ of the Open Bible at Cambridge through April, Rev. Roger V. Seacord, Pastor. . , U n ited P r e s b y t e r ian , .Sunday, 9:30 and 11 a.nl; ’ Worship. Rev. Robert Purring- ton, Pastor. West Cambridge Whiteside Sunday,6jp.m. Sunday school, 7 p.m. Worship; Wednesday 7 a.m. Breakfast prayer meeting at the Wands.. Rev. Joseph Caron, Minister. North Cambridge Stump church ,~tMfed Methodist, ‘Sunday, 1:30 p.m.-Worship. Rev. Richard W. Mellerup, D.D., Pastor. Gospel Lighthouse, Sunday, 11 a.m. alid 7:30 p.m. Gospel preached. Prayers for sick. . Howard .Thompson, Pastor. Salem St. Paul’s Episcopal, Friday, 6 to 9 p.m. Thrift shop; Sunday, 10 a.m. Holy Com* _»munion and sermon, 10 a.m. Church school. Following church there wilt be a covered dish dinner at Burton hall. Wednesday, 11 a.m, to 4 p.m. Thrift shop. Rev, Guy Kagey, Rector. West Hebron United Pres­ byterian, 7:30 »p.m. Couples club at the Patersons; Satur­ day, 10 a.m. Junior High fellowship -walk for hunger CROP; Sunday, 9 a.m. Junior choir rehearsal-»! 9:45 a.m. Sundayschool, 11 non. Wor­ ship; Monday, 10 a,m. Bible study at the hoine of Eleanor Randles; Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. Evening Circle; Wednesday, 4 p.m. Junior High fellowship, 8:05 p.m. ' Prayer meeting. Rev. S. Sturgis Foorman Jr.» Pastor.' East flebron United Presby­ terian, Saturday, 10 a.m. Junior High fellowship CROP walk; Sunday} 9:30 a.m. Worship, 10:30 a.m. Sunday schbol; Monday, 10 a.m. Bible study at the home of Eleanor handles; Wednesday, 4 p.m. Junior High fellowship. Rev. S, Sturgis Pootman Jr., Pastor. Salem United Methodist, Sunday, 9 a.m. Sunday school, 9:45 a.m. Worship, 7 p.m. (Youth fellowship at the par­ sonage. Rev. Theodore Kohinke, Pastor. • First United Presbyterian, Sunday, 9:30 a.m. Sunday school and joy,-1 1 —& jb . ----- ittfint—aud. the school Worship; Monday, 10 a.m. districts, t h e total as- Au Open Letter to Journal Readers: Over the past severaL months there have been quite a few stories in this paper about Cossayuna lake, It might seem that this area has been “over- reported 0 unless one knows some of the back­ ground information. The undersigned committee of the Cossayuna Lake Im­ provement association would like to fill in the picture. ‘ “ This lake is- the largest in Washington county. It covers almost 800 acres and is a center of recreational activity for literally thousands of people; There are about 400 property owners around the lake. I f each of them hosted only five people each summer, that would mean 2,400 persons —Plus all those who use the state-owned fishing access site -*• plus another thousand or more who enjoy the winter auto races on the ice plus hundreds of snowmobUers — plus scores . of ice fishermen — Not only does the lake attract business to the towns of Greenwich and Argyle, it also greatly adds to the tax base for financing local gevern- Adult Bible class; Wednesday, 7:30 p.m,tlhoir practice; First Wednesday, 8 p.m. Unicam­ eral board; last Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. Deacons. Rev. Ernest C, Butler, Pastor. • West Hebron United Methodist, Sunday, 8:30 a,m. Worship, 9:30 a.m. Coffee sessed valuation of the area immediately sur­ rounding thè take is over three-quarters of a million dollars! Since assessed valuations around here Sre notoriously-low, the actual value of these lake hour, 9:40 a.m. Sunday school. Rev. Theodore Kohinke, Pastor. ’Holy Cross Catholic, Saturday, 4:45 to 5:15 and t;15 p.m. Confessions, 5;30 p.m. Mass; Sunday, 8 and 10 a.m- Masses, Rev. James F. Pritchard, Pastor. Easton United Methodist, Sunday, 10 aim, Sunday school, 10 a.m, Worship. Rev. Howard Hills, Pastor. — ------ . ■ Easton Friends, Sunday 11 a.m. ¡North . Meeting, house, •Route 40. , Shushan U n i te3~“Fr es% i_er i a n , Sunday, 10 a.m. Church school, i t a.m. Worship, 6:30 p.m. Youth fellowship. Rev. Fergus Cochran, Pastor« United Methodist, Sunday, 10 a.m. Sunday, school, 11 a.m.‘Worshipi 7 p.m. United Methodist Youth. Rev. Theo­ dore-Kohinke, Pastor. | Durkfetown First Baptist, Sunday, 9:45 a.m. Sunday school, 11 a.m. Worship, 4:30 p.m. Youth group, 7:30 p.m. Evening Service; Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. Bible study ahd player. Rev. Norton Stokes, Pastor, \properties may well be as much as five million dollars. — - However, there is a fly in, the ointment concern­ ing this recreational paradise, Cossayuna laie is suffering from a serious deterioriation i n water qttaliiy. th e area suffers from uncontrolled de- . velopment and .subse­ quent Over population and land abusé. Repeated complaints to both towns have 'failed to effect enforcement of irailer ordinances. Raw sewage has been allowed to run into the lake. Litter and garbage are_ dumped -¿long the roads and on vacant property -with no attempt to enforce the If we were a teacher in about the sixth grade, we would like our pupils to take a spelling test. Here are the words: Accommo­ date, aisle, cheese, em- ' barrass, forty, hoping, miniature, ninety, par­ allel, relief, rhythm. These are not difficult words, but it is doubtful that every sixth grader would «pell every one correctly. We hear two of the words frequently on com­ mercials on radio and television, where they are deliberately misspelled. We wonder if the younger generation really believes \cheese.” and “ relief” are spelled a s the ads on the air say £hey are. Certainly the coirifeaercials are heard - no one could avoid them. Supposedly, . they are \selling their products - but are they also corrupting oiuryoung people's spelling? Only a spelling test can answer that question.. b&p Evening grosbeaks, which were never nu­ merous a t our feeders this season, have- apparently migrated baclc to their northern summer habitat. So have the tree sparrows. Goldfinchesjiave.doffed the’muted color they wear in winter and are again attired in black and gold. A few purple finches . linger on, hut their num­ ber i s far less than it was a month ago. We have a counjg of birdhouses available for the “ summer, but no applicants have inquired abpnt them yet. We sometimes provide hous­ ing for tree swallows,_It’s a little early for them to set up housekeeping. Norma'Gannon tells us she has a pair of mocking hirds in her yard. .. ‘\'«Swr.'WTOr' ... . . ........ wu ■\ fii ilAW/.A T r r7 i y ^ m ^ r , \ .»■** wf ., tl tíüWf'iáí&ri . - - J| ■>% * üiyÿitÀ r» v , I 4 f ■* tt - wna- it - » í >' 1 .'\ * — jïlï t. , •* r i Students raise: m o n e y f o r Cancer The Washington county unit of the American Cancer' society was -the winner last week end when local students swam lengths for lives at the YMCA in Glens Falls. The youngsters had signed up. people to pay a certain amount per lap. The swimmers were allowed to swim-up to 40 laps. They then collected their pledges* The local Cancer unit receives the money. Some 200 students from eight local schooL raised $9,000 for the unit, t o sanitary landfill Ordi­ nances. Neither town has -enforceable standards for land use or building codes «Inch would prevent overcrowding and further pollution. For the past four years a special committee of the Lake association has been working on the estab­ lishment of an improve­ ment district for the take area. Research of state law and surveys of wishes of local lake property vvners established the ' need for a special bill in the state legislature to set up such a district. This is because of a defect in the existing state law which assumes that an im­ provement district will always lie entirely within one town; the proposed Cossayuna district would like within both Argyle and Greenwich — a very awkward situation. With the help of Assemblyman Geïald Solomon, this special. bill has been drafted for introduction by him in the assembly and by Honald Stafford in the senate. 4 In essence, the bill will allow the property owners within the lake area (to be known as H ie Cossayuna Lake Aquatic Plant Growth Control district} to elect a board of six governors and establish a budget to pay for any activities the district might undertake to up­ grade conditions 'in \the lake. The budget would be passed along to the two towns to b e included in their annual budget as a against the property own- ers within tfig district; no Other property owners would pay for any of these spècial lake district ac­ tivities. If property owners within the Special district do riot approve a budget for t i e special activities, there would he n o assess- ment against them. This will assure thèse property owners of controlling their Own financing Of lake improvement activities and will spiead the cost fairly over the approxi­ mately 400 property owners who benefit. The hill further pro­ vides that there may be special regulations and ordinances to apply only to the special district and not to the rest of either town, These could only he established by the two town boards and would make possible tighter regulation and control of the lake area which has a far more dense population and intensive land use than the rest of the towns. Before this special bill may be passed by the legislature, it must be approved by both Argyle and Greenwich town boards. It is the hope of the lake Association, that the two boards will hold a joint meeting for this purpose and will, at the same tame, conduct a public hearing. Assembly­ man Solomon has ex­ pressed his desire to be present at such a com­ bined meeting. -The Lake association conducted a mail survey of all 387 property owners within the 'proposed dis­ trict. The response showed an overwhelming majority in favor of the proposed law and self- taxation by a ratio of more than eight to one. It was on 4he basis o f . this sentiment that the Lake association committee proceeded with formal action to 'have the law introduced \in the legis*’ lature. The next step in this legislative process is for the two towns to submit home rule certificates approving . the , J asL., . Recommendations will also be made by various interested state agencies, including the department of environmental conser­ vation. Hopefully, if all gQoo gmootbly, tViP lav#—• could” be passed and signed by the governor in time for us to hotdthe first annual meeting this summer. We would then have a boarcLof governors and a budget for lake improvement beginning in 1978. Let lis hope that all the government bodies * concerned will give their approval. Then, we 400 local property owners will be able to launch a program to help ourselves instead 6 f sitting back and asking for handouts from our government! Aquatic Plant Growth District Committee Harold T. Smith, Chairman Beverley Bardwell Robert Lemaire Acto % ^ April 17,1977 To the Editor; In the Journal of April 14, I noted with interest that John Rich and Robert Pratt had appeqred at the Greenwich*village board meeting to discuss the sign ordinance. I am sorry that I was not present to lend them a y support.“ ~ We have, one by one, lost business establish­ ments over the past\ few years. It is true that the Big N plaza hassyphoued off much of our village business.\ AsnaxpaÿêrsT we not only have to go farther to- do our shop­ ping, but have to assume the taxes which once were paid by once prosperous businesses. Mayor Starteri apd Trustee- McQuade-urged Mr. Rich and Mr. Pratt to “survey all downtown\ businessmen to see how touch support they can get” . The support for Greenwich business has to’ come from the citizens of the whole village. Gary Lynch of the village planning board suggested that parking is as much a problem, and even more than signs — I April 18,1977 To the Editor. With the Upcoming spring vacatloHrof our area schools next week and the extreme dry conditions of our woodlands and fields, I ask that everyone use extreme caution during spring clean up of their property. Should a fire develop, call your local fire company first and then try to put it out. The time of your call can agree. But» it is a lot easier to correct the sign ordinance as a starter. And'a survey in the future is not soon enough. We need something done right now. I live right in the middle of all of this turmoil. The fact that I can never park in front of my house is beside the point. I am interested in Greenwich and its welfare. Trustee Boweit pointed - out that five ye>r^ ,ago village people did not \-want hangmgl%ns. That was five years ago, and f can imagine that many wljo objected then have hdi walked uncer those signs in quite a while. John Rich ani Robert Pratf,v.the two men who - appeared before the vil­ lage board, are samples of merchants w ' io main­ tain establishments which - are a credit to the image of Greenwich« There are > others who for one reason or other were not at that m ating, j , I urge -alij o f you to support, the^ fine mer-. chants - of - Gr ienwich village. Arthur I >. WUcox greatly determine their efficiency. at all times because during the past ten days several: structures in the area have been destroyed when in the path of grass fires and others Scorched. It will take several days of rain to end the fire danger conditions. Lawrence Riley, Chief, Easton Volunteer Fire Company, Ipc. NÈWCÓ menus ‘‘A neurotic is a person who .builds castles in the air. A psychotic is one who lives it them. A psychiatrist is the one Who collects the rent.” (Jerome Lawrence¡L The Washington county Nutrition Program for the Elderly announces its menus for the coming week. Meals are available to persons over 60 years of age at: Argyle United Presbyterian church on W ednesdays! Grreenv-_ wich’s St. Paul’s parish hall on Thursdays and Fridays, and Salem’s Burton hall Mondays and Tuesdays. Meals are served at 12:30 p.m. Reservations are re­ quested. They may be made by calling the site, In Salem, Toleman’s -News may be contacted for a reservation. Monday, Apr® 25 — Swedish, meatballs, with gravy, mashed potatoes, buttered carrots, pumper-. nickle bread, oatmeal* t raisin cookie with chilled pears. Tuesday, April 26 — Sunset chicken bake with buttered rice with peach sauce, three-bean salad, mashed squash, fruit muffin, sliced banana, pineapple and citrus sections. Wednesday, April 27 — Roast pork with 'gravy and a p p l e s a u c e , m a s h e d sweet—potato, -buttered beets, Roman meal bread, ^ birthday cake. T , Thursday, April ?8 — Hamburger deep dish pie; - sliced potato, peas, onions, carrots, ; orange juice, cottage cheese fruit salad, dinner roil, pine­ apple tart. « » Friday, April : 29 — Tuna loaf with' cheese sauce, • baked ¡potato, cauliflower, raisin, muffin, sheAet. \-1

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