# Black River Democrat. (Lowville, N.Y.) 19??-1943, January 22, 1942, Image 4

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PAGE FOUR BLACK BIVEB DEMOCRAT The Black River Democrat THOMAS E. FKiANK, OWNER, LOWVHJLE, N. Y. Reed Block, State Street The most widely read newspaper in Lewis County Published Every Thursday Entered at the Post Office at Lowville, N. Y., as second class .matter, under act of Congress of March 8, 1879. Subscription rate, $2.00 per year. Official Democratic newspaper of the County of Lewis. THURSDAY, JANUARY 22, 1942 RED CROSS War Relief Looking Backward *• Tke Alley Cat Have YOU Given? Editorial A DUTY AND A PRIVILEGE One of the admirable qualities of the American public is warm-hearted generosity. There, is in these trying times abundant opportunity to exercise it. Certain appeals cannot .and will not be ignored. There must be some outlet for the passionate desire that ,all true Americans have to serve their country. Among many worthy organizations it is perhaps the Ked Cross that opens the greatest number of doors, in the ful- fillment of the desire of our citizens to help immediately along practical lines. The Red Cross is appealing for$50,000,000 to aid our own citizens who are victims of this ,war. Surely America will give to their relief. Money has but one use today; to serve the country that is-ours. Those who are in active service must have everything necessary to alleviate their suffering. To give for that purpose i* the privilege as well as the duty of every man, woman and child in this country. \BLOW BLOW YE WINTRY WINDS\ The Associated Press heralds a new fashion note which seems chiefly to concern men. The recent cold spell may do much to resign the public to the proposed innovation. Winter underwear of the long legged variety ,is no longer a pleasant nostolgic dream. It is here in quantity. The boom which started several months ago with the army and navy is gather- ing momentum and soon mankind: office workers, miners, farm- ers will go about their daily tasks properly protected from 30 below. To be sure the \longies\ of this enlightened age are ac- cording to reports beautifully designed, streamlined and .-cratchless. No inhabitant of this northern section will be sur- prised to hear of the growing popularity of these ankle-length garments. The only drawback at ,present is the price which teems too high even for this increased amount of material. J ^W ***************************************************************** By Rev. Walter L. Bennett, Rector Trinity Episcopal Church, Lowville i ft************************ ************************ ******?***•*******+•$JANUARY 22, 1937 Three boys following the trail of a fox in the Tug Hill section led to the discovery of the body of Irwin Van Schoik, 21, Ilion hunter missing! since Nov. 4. After the autopsy, Van Schoik had been frozen to death af- ter being rendered unconscious toy a fall. No marks were found on his body.to indicate foul play and there were no fractures. The coroner's de- cision, as reported to District Attor- ney Dwight N. Dudo, was that death was accidental and due to exposure. Corporal Gerald Thorpe, state po- lice, yesterday said that the case of the disappearance of (Herbert Good- heart, town of Pinekney farmer, is closed and probably will not be re- opened unless more evidence of foul play is discovered. The investigation, according to Corporal Thorpe, was re- opened primarily to satisfy residents of the vicinity. Goodheart, 41, myste- riously disappeared from his home near iBarnes Corners in May. Nothing has been heard of him since. New York Mills took a deeisive beating from the academy team last Friday with the final score of 40-27. The game was the first in the Black River league for the (Lowville tossers. Christensen, who led the attack for the local team, made 15 points, with Sweet and Matuszczak following with 11 each. JANUARY 22, 1932 Joseph B. Bowman, 73, died Mon- day at his home in Black River. He I j was born in the town of Lowville and j * spent all his life here until he moved , - to Black River a few weeks ago. j A call has been issued by Miss tLucy ] J. Johnson, superintendent of Lewis FATHER DIRECTS THE FIRST BLACKOUT DRILL Lights out! Now let's all be calm. Our house ought to get the palm. Run and fetch the ^blankets, Teddy, Mother's driven the nails already. All we need is just two pairs Come now—hustle down those stairs. No, you mustn't throw them. Wow! What's that damn child doing now? Are you bleeding? No? Just ink? Well, come on out to the sink. Mother, mother, bring a candle. Drat that door. Where is the handle? No you must not press that button How you can be such a mutton Head, I surely cannot see. Well, we'll let the inkspots be And go hang the blankets up. Now you've gone and kicked the pup! Stop that noise, and bring a chair. Wait now, help me—steady—there! Hand that safety pin here, Mother. Now I've dropped it. Get another. All gone? Well of all the —. Say! That's the \all clear\ anyway. LIFE'S LITTLE IRONIES y»»f«a»»gn!m»raara»ra<^^ Editorial Comment County General hospital, for people,' WHY IT WAS BURNED The President and the Prime Minister . . . walked together into the house the British once burned. —Associated Press dispatch. Few, very few, American histories wishing to supply blood for trans- fusion purposes at the local hospital. There have already been some cases —and practically none of those used at the new hospital requiring blood in the grammar grades of state transfusion and the institution finds schools—tell the complete story of it necessary to keep,a record of those why a detachment-of British soldiers, who are qualified to furnish blood for under orders, burned the White Spendthrift Sons and Miserly Fathers superficial to be the exact opposites Are Relatives Babson, the financial statistician, in- formed us some years ago that only 17 per cent of rich men's sons hold on to the family fortunes. It would be interesting to study the lives of the fathers of all these sons, the 83 per cent who are spendthrifts, and the 17 per cent who continue to hold the family fortunes. Many of the spendthrifts became such because of their disgust at the lives of their fathers. One extreme often follows the other. In a French scnooi-book of 50 years ago, the story is told of a rich old miser who was miserly even with his apples. He loved to hoard them. 'He \would go down cellar and handle them, and look at them gloatingly. When one decayed a bit, he would •sadly eat it. His little grandson vis- ited him one day with a group of his schoolmates. In the absence of the efld man, they ate up all the fine, per- fect apples that looked so rosy and inviting. When the grandfather ar- rived and learned of what had hap- pened, he flew into a violent rage. Whereupon his little grandson, look- ing up at him in great surprise, said, •\Why grandpa, we left all the rotten ones for you!\ The little child revealed to the old man his real nature. He was a miser, j He loved to possess the apples. His love of possession destroyed his abil- ity to enjoy them. It is just, so with lovers of money. They give ' many (excuses for hoarding it up, but their EOnS determine never to handle their Inheritance as their miserly fathers aitt^ Spendthrifts realize one funda- mental quality of money, namely, it is no good unless It is spent. The fact that the spendthrift son wastes what the miserly father hoarded, does not alter the fact They seem to the of one another, but to the wise, they follow in a natural sequence. Like father, like son; is true even in this strange contrast of miserly tather and spendthrift son. You ask, How are they alike? They are alike in this, that neither of them know what money is for. Both are failures. Both are despised by their fellow- men. In the case of the money-lover, he is despised even by his own son. This attitude is shown by the fact that the son determines not to follow the example of his father. Moreover everyone with a noble heart and a benevolent soul agrees with the spendthrift son. How proud John D. Rockefeller, Jr.'s boys are of their dad! They are holding the fam- ily fortune because they know how to spend it. The boys love and admire their dad. The world loves and ad- mires that dad also. The young Rockefeller boys do not want the fam- ily fortune dissipated. They ardently wish to see it increase that they may glorify their father on earth, and their Father in heaven. They know that all material things are but a trust given to them by God to use for God's glory. It is not so nard to be loved. Do not permit yourself to believe that people, in the long run, are jealous and envious. It is not so. \After a long'time,\ says our Lord Jesus, \the Lord of those servants cometh.\ God does not condemn us quickly. He gives us lots of time, years and years. Then He comes to demand what we have done with what He entrusted to us. And \After a long time,\ the world gets oar measure. Snap judg- ments are reversed. As time marches on, our true nature is revealed. Jesus had to die before they understood Him, but He died young. In due process of time, the world got His such purposes. JANUARY 22, 1922 There are a few individuals in this village who squeeze a dollar until they can hear the eagle scream. This class of people will be against the forming of a board of trade, and it is best for the organiaztion that they are opposed to the proposition. The board of trade will need real honest- to-God men who are willing to take an active part in the affairs of the organization to help bring Lowville out of the Slough pf Despond or Sleepy Hollow, where she apparently has been buried during the past years. Thomas E. Williams, for many years a well-known business man of Lowville, died at the home of his son, Dr. Maurice M. Williams in New York Wednesday night after an extended illness. He was engaged in business \here for many years until retiring five years ago. JANUARY 22, 1882 Great activity is manifest in the spar and pile business about these days. ISome very fine taper sticks as smooth as ever grew, and 80 feet in length, are passing our office door daily. Some of the finest sticks come from here. Last 'Saturday night, Charles Lee, a resident of Martinsiburg, well known throughout the county for his habits of \conviviality narrowly escaped being killed by a railroad locomotive. He had been spending the evening at Glendale and started for home. His horse stopped on the tracks, with Lee in the cutter. The train ran upon the horse, cutting him clear from the cutter and hurtling him down a cul- vert 300 feet away. Lee, in a mud- dled condition, sat in the cutter as calm as ever, and complained to the locomotive engineer that he was go- ing home but \I don't know where my horse is.\ Lewis county will hereafter assist to pay for enacting and maintaining costly armies and for equipping and sustaining the National Guards in the principal cities, but will receive noth- ing of the expenditures back, by rea- son of having a military organization within her own limits. As the com- panies mustered out claim their clothes and equipment, new ones will have to be produced by the state, at the taxpayers' expense. House, along with the Capitol and department buildings, Aug. 24, 1814, during America's second war with England. Trevelyan's \British History\ gives the. incident two. lines. Reckling va- rious raids on the American sea- board, Professor Trevelyan says: \The public buildings of Washington were burned, in reprisal for the burn- ing of Toronto, then called York.\ The American - published \New Larned History\ calls the incident at i Washington \a piece of pure, unmiti- gated vandalism, deliberately commit- ted by high officers in the British service.\ This is the tone generally adopted by American histories. On a previous page, however, Larned de- scribes the capture of York by the Americans and adds: \The Ameri- cans, contrary to the articles of sur- render, shamefully burnt the town.\ Now that the chief hope of the free world rests on good British-American understanding, it would be well to re- call who started the burning—or bet- ter, wipe up the slate clean.—Chris- tian Science Monitor. true measure. So, my friend, before you get too old, the world will have weighed you up. \Your road will be the road you made; All that you gave will :be repaid.\ Trust God. Do good. If you have money, learn before you die, learn before you make your son a spend- thrift or a miser like yourself, that all we have and all we are belongs to our Father. If Mr. Babson would give me a list of the rich men's sons who continue to hold the family for- tunes I could point out to you that a majority of them were.the Chris- tian sons of benevolent fathers, even as our (Lord Jesus was the loving son of God. \While we have time let us do good unto all men.\ Soon, too soon, it may be too late. God will be calling for an accounting. BIGNESS IS NOT-SAFETY We are a big nation and we have come to admire bigness for itself. We have prided ourselves on having the highest skyscrapers, the biggest rail- road terminals, the biggest factories. We have even fallen into the habit of thinking that better is almost a synonym for bigger. That is well enough in peacetime, but the lessons of this war have all ibeen against placing too many of one's eggs in one basket. Small targets are the (hardest to hit and dispersal is one of the best defenses against air attack. — It is a lesson which should be taken into account by those who are plan- ning our military and industrial war effort. Yet until recently our plan- ning has been directed toward bigger battleships, bigger airports, trigger munitions factories, bigger aircraft carriers. We have been proud of air- craft factories and tank arsenals which contain 30 or more acres under one roof. They stick out like sore thumbs all over the country, easy targets for enemy bombers, vulner- able to bombs because they are so large and so visible. The fact that our heavy industry is centered around Pittsburgh, our auto- motive plants around Detroit and our aircraft plants along both coasts, is a natural development. However, now that there is a real danger of air at- tacks upon our coastal areas it be- comes important to pattern our con- struction ot new buildings in those areas with that danger in mind. President JAoosevelfs announcement that decentralization of the west coast aircraft industry is under considera- tion indicates that he is aware of our industrial vulnerability. But we go on building bigger and bigger military airports when it is known that one of the reasons why the Luftwaffe was unable to destroy the (Royal Air Force was that the British had foregone big- ness and relied on small airdromes widely scattered. (Let us by all means have bigger and better guns and planes and tanks but let us try to Jbuili them in small- er factories and ^^em from smaller A FIGHT NOT YE)T WON The nation, and New York City and state more than other sections, were reminded again in 1941 that the war on infantile paralysis is not yet won. A new epidemic caused a sharp rise in the number of cases—9,056 new cases in the country, 1,174 in New York state. This, the third epidemic in three consecutive years, brought the total of new cas^s for that period to 26,000. And yet enough progress in fighting the disease has been made to offer hope for ultimate victory. The National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis appropriated$807,000 in 1941, the greater part of it for virus research, studies of nutrition and af- ter-effects research, including the work of ^Sister Elizabeth Kenny, whose success in combating the cruel effects of the disease in Austrlia has attracted world-wide attention. The 19.42 drive for funds is now on and will culminate in the benefits which for the ninth year will mark the President's birthday on Jan. 30. •New York's quota is. \$550,000. A mil- lion coin-holding cards have been mailed. If one comes to you, fill it with dimes and mail it, Wishing-well booths in stores and places of enter- tainment, Mile o' Dimes booths in prominent places in the city are for the convenience of givers. Or con- tributions may be mailed, properly designated, to iPresident Roosevelt at the White House or to the offices of A Michigan service station has erected a giant thumb-pointing sign. Weary hitch-hikers are invited to at- tach notices of their destinations, then rest on nearby benches until the right motorist comes along.—United States News. * * * A Bit of Advice Mr. 'McPherson gave some advice to his wife when they were expecting friends to tea. \Just mind, Jeannie,\ he said, \to put the sugar-tongs in the basin, an' not a spoon.\ \But we have no lump sugar in the hoose,\ she expostulated. \We've only granulated.\ \I was mindin' that!\ said Mc- Pherson.—Christian Science Monitor. * * * ANTICLIMAX DEPARTMENT (Cold Cereal Division) (From \The Keys of the Kingdom,\ by A. J-. Cronin) His heart melted, his hreast was filled with a white fire, an unsupport- able pain. Her hurt plucked at tihe chords of his soul. He hesitated, his gaze averted. His voice was low. \Have you had breakfast?\—In the New Yorker. * * * PRISONERS Down the Rabbit Hole From the German prison camp des- ignated as Stalag XX a British soldier wrote to his small daughter: In a burrow like a bunny father has 'his little lair, Sleeps and eats and reads and lazes, sometimes coming up for air; Puts his head beneath a trickle when he wants to have a wash, Bumping into other bunnies cause there's something of a squash, Every morning he is counted, every midday he is fed, And they lock him in his burrow when it's time to go to bed. If he wants to go out walking, lots of beefy men with guns Say they'd like to come out with him just, you see, in case he runs. Many, many times I've wondered what it would be like to go Down dark, damp and draughty tun- nels like a bunny—now I know! —Time. * * * A long-termer who lately escaped a western prison in a laundry wagon was returned this week with the flat work.—Utica Daily Press. • * « All Going There Grandson—Tom. and I have ar- ranged our holiday. We're going to hike. Granny—It's wonderful how popu- lar that place has become. Every- body seems to be going there.—An- swers. South Carolina! The UP) reports on complete mis- anthropy in Charleston: An applicant for Charleston dog catclher listed his qualifications as fol- lows: \Color white; age, 28. I dis- like dogs; little dogs, tbig dogs, cute dogs, shaggy dogs, ugly dogs and even hot dogs.\ The application was taken under consideration.—American Mercury. * * * Juzwik, a straw-haired, red-faced 185 pounder, standing 8 feet oft inches, is a smashing, hard running back who played no small part in Notre Dame's success this year.—San Francisco Call-iBulletin. - Game little runt. « * * Blackout Stops Stork 17 Times on — One Trip Waukegan, 111. UP). —Robert Carlson wondered today how he lived through last night's Lake county practice blackout without blacking-out some defense wardens' eyes. He and his wife, Marie, started driving from their home at Grayslake, 20 miles away, to Waukegan when the arrival of the stork appeared im- minent. Seventeen times along the way po- lice and defense wardens stopped tlhem for ignoring the lights-out or- der, but they won the race to the hospital.—New York Post. * * « The Plymouth Church of the Pil- grims in Brooklyn Heights, New York City, concludes its newspaper an- nouncement of services with the foot- note: \No mention of Hitler on Sun- day mornings.\—'Reader's Digest. * » » Breakfast Food Every morning I will try it— Though I can't identify it. —Merrill 'Ohilcote in The Utica Daily Press. * * * Confidence The man, hearing of a position open in another city, wired the following message, direct and collect: \Am on way to accept the position stop deduct cost of this telegram from my first week's salary.\ He got the job. —Christian Science Monitor. * * * No Water Hotel clerk (to guest from the country)—Of course, you'll want run- ning water in your room? Guest—Why? Do I look like a trout?—Safe Driver. * * • Daze. In Cleveland a swain tele- phoned his girl from a drug store, found when he hung up that the store was closed for the night. He phoned police, who released him.—Time. something that may cause a lot of discomfort or it may not, depending on the makeup of the individual—and. that's this \change of life,\ as they call it, in women: the menopause, in the 'Birthday Celebration Committee j otner words - of the National Foundation for Infan- tile Paralysis, 50 East Forty-second Street, New York City. —- Herald- Tribune. FOR THE STATE'S PROTECTION \ New York state has often before provided leadership for the nation. Governor Lehman's message on civi- ian defense now shows how New York's war precautions organization can become a model for other states to copy and, very likely, a model for the entire national v set-up. Governor (Lehman proposes that each county and city have a local Office of Civilian Protection directed by a full-time salaried official and operating 24 hours a day. In an emergency the local director of the OOP would become commander-in- chief of all local volunteer and pro- fessional agencies, including the fire and police departments. The message contains a host of sup- plementary ideas, but this is the heart of it. Civilian defense, too, needs a single commander and fixed respon- sibility. An air raid generates enough problems. There's no excuse for add- ing the confusion and delay that come from divided authority. And civilian defense needs a core, of full-time, salaried executives before emergency strikes. .It's impossible to get the most out of volunteered ener- gies—as the British have learned— without providing professional direc- tion. We recommend that Governor Leh- man's suggestions be adopted as soon as possible. We urge, furthermore, ftiat New York City (which is ex- cluded at Director LaGuardia's re- quest from the state plan) be provid- ed with a similar apparatus. — New York Post. DOC JONES SAYS- \Life Begins at Forty,\ so iProfes- sor Pitkin says. And there's no doubt but what,'where it's planned that way and things break right, the years from 40 on can be the most productive and the happiest of a lifetime for a lot of folks. But what j was thinking: there's something efcf< usnaUy begins at 40 or pretty soon after ijsliap 'm^- simM What it is—it's a change in the re- productive system: what you might call the beginning of the end \of the reproductive period. The ovaries (there's two of 'em, of course: one pn each side)—it seems from about 12 or 13 on in most cases they secrete something they call a hormone: an estrogenic substance they call it sometimes. It's this hormone that keeps the reproductive organs active. It's some like one of these oil fur- naces, as you might say. The oil's turned on automatically when it's needed but if the oil runs out it quits. More or less the same way there comes a time when the ovaries begin to lay off from the secreting job and that's when this menopause starts. Nobody knows, yet, what it is that's responsible for their closing up shop after being active for 30 years, more or less, any'more'n we know what starts 'em going in the first place. And, of course, the same thing hap- pens when the ovaries are taken out surgically, only more suddenly. When defense demands made the automobile industry cut down on mak- ing cars and start turning out tanks and guns and what not it caused a considerable commotion and called for a lot of adjustments one way and an- other. And the same way, the sex and reproductive functions play a pretty important j>art in life and this change is liable to upset the apple cart more or less for awhile. Natur- ally the better Jiealth they're in— these women: the more stable they [-are mentally and' physically the less trouble they have adjusting. One of the important developments of the .past few years: they've been able to extract these so-called estro- genic substances (in fact they're mak- ing some of 'em artifiically) and by giving 'em just the right way it's pos- sible to ease 'em over the difficult period in a lot of cases: sort of lets 'em down gradually. Giving too much of this stuff—some of 'em thought maybe it might cause cancer but it hasn't seemed to work that way. Of course it's the time in life when they're most susceptible to cancer, so that's another reason -why it's advis- [ahle for 'em t o be under thercare of a doctor. And of course tur doctors tttg #?gaEU0 Who Shall Know England? Written for the Christian Science Monitor. I have seen England in beauty, and England in sleep, Lying carelessly with her flowers, her downs, and her sheep; With her little churches, her cathed- rals, and old worn stairs. I have seen her hurried and harassed and full of cares; I have seen her machines going, night and day, And her tired workers, and her work- ers when they are gay; I have seen her seas by Tintagel's shore. All this I have seen, and more. Who can tell me how beautiful Eng- land is? Her beauty is % delight: The moon shining over the channel on a clear night; The larks singing in her meadows; the meadows in hay; The sun rising over the copse, bring- ing in the day. But what is England now? I have not seen, I cannot see her for the mist in be- tween ; I cannot see her for the day that is dying; No, I cannot see England in the seas where she is lying. I can feel England; I can feel the thought-throbs of her heart, Through the long days, I can feel how they stop, and start; Through the long nights, I can hear them like the sounds of her sea; But what are they saying? Can they tell that to me? England, have I known you? Or shall I ever know Any more about you than that the snow Is still, in the winter, on your moun- tains; that the spring Still comes-in beauty; that your birds still sing? This I know, and this I know, and hold it to my breast, That until yon find rest, England, the world shall not And'rest - ']