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House Okays Bill to End Tax on Gasoline Used on Farms J Exemption Estimated At 60 Million WASHINGTON, Jan. 31 UV-The Home unanimously approved an estimated GO million dollm I year relief lor the farmers today by voting to exempt them from federal taxes on gasoline used in farming. The exemption Is one of the nine paints In President Eisenhower's farm relief program, but both Republirans and Democrats claimed credit for It. The roll call vote was 3S7-0. Farmers, like the rest of the citizenry, nÂ°*' !""'' to pay a federal tax of two ce.fts a gallon on gasoline they buy. The new legislation would exempt them from the tax on gas and special fuels uhen they are used for agri- the highway would still be taxable. GOES TO SENATE The bill now goes to the Senate, where it is expected to meet with the same speedy approval. In th House, the measure bore the name ol Rep. Cooper (D-Tenn) chairman of the Ways and Means Committee. Adinistration support of the Idea was described by Majority Leader McCormack (D- Mass) as "another conversion" of the Republicans, who he said have generally opposed excise reductions in the past Republican I-eader Martin of Massachusetts replied that the relief was not voted in 20 years of Democratic administrations and only came after Eisenhower had asked for it. MIT TAX nrr mix Rep. Reed of New York, senior GOP member of the Ways and Means Committee, declared the bill was not a tax reduction measure "but an act of simple justice to the American farmer." Farmers already are exempt from taxes on diesel fuels used on the farm. They will still have to pay the gas tax when they 611 their tanks, but may file annual claims with the Treasury for refunds. Cairns may be Died from June 30 to Sept 30 of each year, the bill provides, with Initial refunds becoming available for the first six months of this year. Eisenhower had also asked Congress to waive taxes on lubricating oil used by farmers. The Ways and Means Committee passed over this recommendation on the ground the small savings Involved would not be worth the necessary book keeping. Cobleskill Tech Starts 2nd Semester COBLESKILL -- S e c o n d semester classes began at the State Agricultural and Technical Institute, Cobleskill, with little change in registration. Director Ray L. Wheeler reported that 13 students completed two-year studies in the first semester and will receive associate In applied science degrees at June graduation ceremonies. HE NOTED that 14 new- students have enrolled for the second semester. They are Norman Teator, Red Hook; John Larrabee, Johnstown; James Hogan, Troy; Earl Ziegcl, Brooklyn; W i 1,1 i a m Marino, Brooklyn; R o n a l d Maurice, Warnerville. Raymond Harrington, Johnstown; Leo Brown Schenectady; Martzcn Groves, Kingston; Anne Luffman, Schenectady; Marian Nelson, East Berne; Mrs. Barbara Meyers, Cobleskill; Harriet Sweer, Spring Valley, and Constantinos Vasiliades of Salonlce, Greece. Â· * Â· The 1! Graduates-to-be are Alan Dick, Woodhaven; Waller Dubov, Brooklyn; Gerald Hiseit, Fort Plain; Theodore Howes, Chatham; Frank Jaquinto, Albany; Richard Kaser, Selkirk; John Leith, Hastings-on-Hudson. John Lohrct, Glens Falls; Jo?eph McGovern, West Fulton; John Moran, Schenectady; John Pannone, Schenectady; Logan Pomella, Sharon Springs, and Donald Wagoner, Schenectady. Hiscrl is h candidate for the Air Force Academy. 10. Oneonto Star Wed, Feb. 1,1956 BUNDLED UP to ward off the junior-sized blizzard which struck Otsego County early Monday is Clifton Fairchild of Fort Yukon, Alaska, formerly of Cooperstown. Local weather failed to impress the man from the far north, who said that the snow made him think of the three feet covering the ground in Fort Yukon, but that "it's still warm here." Mr. Falrchild's coat is of skins of lynx, wolf, and wolverine and was made to order by a native in Alaska. (Star Staff Photo). Former Cooperstonian Likes Below Zero Alaskan Weather By Jeraline Nerney, Cooperstown Bureau Chief COOPERSTOWN--So you think you know what win t e r i s l i k e ? How would you like to swap our "warm 20 degree temperatures for an average of 45 degrees below zero, coupled with three feet of snow? A Cooperstown man made the swap In 1940 and isn't at all sorry today. Clifton Fairchild, now of Fort Yukon, Alaska, some 180 miles north of Fairbanks, originally went to the "fir north on a construction Job In 1940, and stayed on. He now refers to Ills new home as "the land of opportunity" and lauds its offerings; business -wise, financially, and scenically. Mr. Fairchild, married to the former Dorothy Dicklson, was a plumber-steam fitter when he left Cooperstown and today Is a bush pilot In Alaska with four planes of his own and another pilot to aid him. His wife operates a hotel In Fort Yukon. Â· Â· Â· THE FAIRCHILD'S have two children, both of whom are living In Alaska. Donald is a policeman In Fairbanks, and their daughter, Patricia is married and working as a stenographer In that city. Mr. Fairchild described Fort Yukon as a village of some 500 people, 27 of whom are white, with the remainder made up of the native population. He said that the temperature averaged 45 degrees below, but that he had known it to go as low- as 80 below. The sole occupation for the people that far north is traplng of mink, martin, lynx and some muskrat. The people compensate for the extreme weather in their dress, he explained, and added that the planes were also well winterized. He wore a coat of lynx, wolf skin and wolverine yesterday, and was hardly aware of our "winter". Â· Â· Â· Wood Is used for fuel, owing to the expense of oil, he said. Most foods are readily available to the- population, although expensive. One of his cargoes each week headed from Fairbanks to Fort Yukon is fresh food. While prices are high-- a head of lettuce, 85 cents; 100 pounds of potatoes $33 -- Mr. Fairchild pointed out that wages and work were in line with the cost of living, making him feel that making a living In Alaska is easier there than ' Boxbnrr OES Chapter Seats Officers Coeur de Lion Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star has Installed Its remaining three officers: Associate matron, Mrs. Floyd Ploutz Jr.; Ruth. MrÂ». Franklin Parker; and Martha, Mrs. Irving H. Tyler. Refreshment committee was Mrs. Edgar C. Gaarn and Mrs. Omar J. Griffin. Mrs. John Shultls made a birthday cake decorated with pink roses for the birthdays of Mrs. Edgar C. Gaarn, Mrs. William L. Baker, Mrs. Burdette G. Long, Mrs. Franklin Parker and Miss Kay Johnston. PERSONALS Bruce McKenna, machine repairman in the Navy, was home for the weekend. He expects to sail from Newport, R. I, on the USS Heermann on a cruise Feb. 1. The Dorcas Circle of the Reformed Church, made $52 on its bakesale. Mrs. Irving H. Tyler Is chairman. Mrs. Granville Townsend and daughter Dorothy, Mrs. Ernest Ploutz, Mrs. Bruce Mead, Henry C. Morse, Charles Cartwrlght, Ebcr nad Howard Cartwright, and Mr. and Mrs. Orlie Slauson attended the funeral of Wallace K. Crosby at Halcott Center. Mrs. James Stickles ol Oneonta visited her sister-in-law, Mrs. Charles Bouton. ROXBURY -- The Pinochle Club met at the home of Mr. and MM. Henry Munsell. Winners of (core prizes were Mrs. James B. Ploutz, George Mat- tlce, Lloyd Hoyt, Mrs.'Marshall Slauson. Travelling prize was won by George B. Mattlce. Albert Beebe, Brooklyn, and Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Ticrncy and childien, Jack, William and Mary Alice, of M o n m o u t h Beach, N. J, were guests of Mr. and Mrs. William C. Tyler. Mrs. Edna Balmcs of Albany has left St Peter's Hospital, where she was a patient and is spending some time with her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. William C. Baker. Miss Nancy Galncs and Miss Carol Shafer were In New York to visit the former's father, A. Harris Gaincs. Miss Kathleen Shaylor, who is spending the winter with Mr. and Mrs. William C. Tyler, spent the weekend at her home in Mlddleburgh. Carroll G. Hinkley Jr. of Schenectady was a guest of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Carroll 1 G. Hinkley Sr. Abram J. Van Dyke Is spending some time in Dallas, Texas, on business connected with his firm. Mr. and Mrs. Keith Nelson Mead of Al'iany were guests of Mrs. Mead's m o t h e r , Mrs. Abram J. Van Dyke. Miss Fay Morse, who attends school at Albany, spent the weekend with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. Grant Morse. Miss Lillian Brady of Albany visited her m o t h e r , Mrs. Charles P. Brady. Gilbert Tyler, who attends Albany Business College, spent the weekend with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Irving H. Tyler. Miss Barbara Enderlln was home fro..i Elmlra College for the mid-term vacation. Sgt. and Mrs. Vincent J. Long and sons, Michael and James, of Brooklyn, spent the weekend with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Burdette G. Long and Mr. and Mrs. Howard Cartwright, and Michael and James remained with their grandparents. Sergeant and Mrs. Long arc going on a cruise to Puerto Rico and Panama. Mrs. Jennie Stahl, Mr. and Mrs. William Valk. Kelly Corners, Mrs. Harry Eckhart and son, Karl, Deposit, were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Julian Valk. Mr. and Mrs. Walter Banks of Arena called on their aunts, Mrs. E. M. Hinkley and Mrs. Henry Blythe. Raymond Harris, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Harris, celebrated his fifth birthday by a party at his home, at which there were games, a birthday cake and Ice cream. Mrs. William J. Roncy and Mrs. Thomas Lldflle and daugn- ter, Shirley, of Andes were callers on Mr. and Mrs. Leland J. Todd. Howard Slater of Morrisiown, N. J., spent the weekend wit*, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Granson Slater, and visited his grandmother, Mrs. B. H. Bennett, who is in poor health. Mrs. Dorothy Stone of Stamford and Burr Reed of Gilboa visited their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Reed. Mrs. Reed and Mrs. Stone visited Mr. and Mrs. Edward Dean. Mrs. Stone has since entered Bassctt Richfield Springs Mrs. Rose Masters--20} lUCHFIELD SPRINGS -- Commissioner of Public Welfare Ex-erett M. Lane and Mrs. Lane were at the Hcndrick Hudson Hotel in Troy for the four-day meeting of the Area 4 of the New York State Department of Public Welfare. Mrs. F. Herbert Carlson poincd the staff of the First National Bank last week. I Mrs. Edward Sbipway ol Cherry Valley, district director of the Mohawk District of the PTA and Mrs. Ward P. Armstrong, assistant director of the PTA in Otsego and Herkimer Counties, attended the pro-organizational meeting, at Ihe Parent-Teacher Council of the Jefferson Street School In Little Falls. Mr. and Mrs. Richard E. Cary ol Baldwinsville were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Lucius G. Cary. Mrs. Anthony Ruf of Syracuse Is the guest of Miss Ada E. Laire. Mr. and Mrs. J. Howard Weir repeated their March of Dimes Benefit card party ol 1353, on Saturday night, when J27 was realized. Mrs. Richard E. Cary ol Baldwinsville and Lucius G. Cary were the winners at bridge and the Rev. C. Frederic Fraser, Earle W. Parmelee and Howard Weir at canasta. L Americans used 5o million tubes of tooth paste in 1954, or about three to a person. Hospital, Cooperstown, for an operation. Word Is received that A. B. Tondra has broken his ankle while In Florida. The accident IHTUIU'U uliilu lie KJS on or of a bus. He came by plane to his home at Irvington, where he is recovering. Mr. and Mrs. Floyd George and family of Vega visited Mr. and Mrs. William George. Perry L. Sfonhouse SI Eail SI One*ntÂ» Pbtot IIU NATIONWIDE AN IMPORTANT ANNOUNCF.JIENT to thos: tvlth Impaired HEARING Air Reserve Program Announced M/Sgt. Frank R. Antonucci, liaison airman, 9303rd Air Reserve Squadron, with headquarters In Oneonta, yesterday announced p l a n s for the squadron. An additional activity of the squadron will be to organize a specialized training flight to afford interested members an opportunity to attend 24 training periods a year and receive a day's pay for each according to the grades they possess. * Â· Â· SERGEANT ANTONUCCI added that the squadron is one of many active Air Force Reserve organizations which offers to former service personnel the opportunity to earn points toward promotion and retirement pay. Ehe squadron currently consists of three flights which meet twice a month. Flight "D" meets at 7:30 p. m. on the second and fourth Mondays ' in Oneonta. Flight "A" meets at 7:30 p. m. on the first and third Thursdays in Walton. Flight "C" meets at 8 p. m. on the first and third Tuesdays in Sidney. Â· * Â· COMMANDERS of the flights are, "D", Lt. Colonel Otto D. Sahler, Cooperstown; "A", Capt. John R. Clark, Walton, and "C", Major Harold R. MacDonald, Sidney. The 9303rd Air Reserve Squadron has been an active unit in the Air Force Reserve program since 199. Personnel interested in becoming members of the squadron, and desiring information relative to the program may contact Sergeant Antonucci, 181 Main St., Oneonta. Soldier's Milk Ailolment Hiked First Army, in accordance with a recently issued Department of Army Regulation, has i .i M, dirccte d 'ts Installations to in- misconception Mr cmisc , he amoun( are" regents Ts that Â«Â«Â£*Â»Â« to so.dier, at mes, eternal na " ! Formerly a soldier could get Alaska Is a land of snow and freezing temperatures. Not so, he "Spring comes in June, winter ,,. points out. hal / a P' nt Â°' ""k for breakfast. This amount was raised Maple Is Stale's Official Tree ALBANY, Jan. 31 in - The Sen- ntr. with no Ix-ating around the buÂ«h, \vlcd unanimously last night t make the sugar msple New York Stale's otfiriM trfe. A companion bill Is before thr Asvmhly. By Ihrir votes, senator* Alt- taimtl claims of New England Mates and the Province nf Que- lÂ»-o--all of whom say Ihrir miplc- y.yni|i Is littler than New York's. No so, sas Oov. llarriman. But liÂ»'Â« Invilrd any stale or friendly nation In compote In * Â»yrup "l.vtc test" at Coopentoun April Tjpo N n Sin NKW t'LM, Minn. m-One of the entrirÂ» in n \vÂ»\ queen rcn!fÂ»t IUt- fil IHT hobbies 11 "sinning, reading and at the end of September, and for several weeks in the summer we have temperatures running in the high 90's, close to 100." Even though far above the Arctic Circle, Fort Yukon has electricity. There is no running water, because of the cold. Mr. Fairchild cited one instance when a depth of 490 feet for Â« well was reached, only to find the ground still frozen. Alaskans arc not too much concerned with the fact they are only a few miles from Russian shores, and that they can e* the vapor trails from Russian Jets from Nome, only 30, miles from Russia, but Â»rc| rather Interested In the question of their statehood, which Mr. Falrchlld described as Alaska's "greatest need today." Mr. Falrchlld, whn hat been flying a plane here owned by George Tlllapaugh equipped with sklls for lakc-ltndlngi, stressed the Importable nf bo- Ing aviation minded today, and was very much In favor of nn airport for Onronta. about a year ago to half a pint twice a day at some posts. First Army Circular Number 7 of January 18 now directs that a minimum of one-half pint of fresh whole milk per meal be made available to all desiring it, with extra amounts authorized and encouraged wherever serving and storage facilities permit. Milk ranked first In popularity among soldiers, accord- Ing to an Army food preference study announced in December by the Quartermaslcr Food and Container Institute In Chicago. . lie pointed out that uiitildc of the cities nirh nÂ» Fairbanks Â· nd Anchornce, there wrrr n o j OfiW.1 CHEIIHY VALLEY--Four requests have been received for a class In le.ithcrcraft at the Cherry Valley Central School. W. B. Homellnjt, Van HorntJ- vlllc Art Teacher Is available to teach the class at soon as 10 or more enroll. Call the Cherry Valley School If In- lerrjtcd. roadi In Alntka, nnd travel It by air or not nt all In many Instances. He ndclcd Hint It had licen his experience that one could travel by ftlr M economically as liy car. It Â·ntatlitirUry bearlaf rrtirdlof jttr bmliitM nd iÂ«tlil Illl? SÂ«Â»t- t.Bt .l/fti Â»Â·Â« itltntille btirlnc r*rrrrtlÂ«n with r*ntlnilnf rare bj Iralntd Â»d tullllrl CÂ«n.ilUnl. SONOTONE HEARING CENTER Hole! Oneonta. Oneonta, N. T. Thurs. Feb. 2, 2-4 7-9 P. SL Mr. E. C. lUttofii. DUtrltl MÂ»- Â· icr. wUI be la thirst. Takt Â»4- noui. .1 ibh Â·rrirtuitr 'Â·' Â·Â· eumlnatl*R Â«t jvir bttrlnf prtb- Irnil rÂ«mlltllÂ» ptlTilt, wllhÂ»l thtrst *r Â·fcllcatUa. Bagg's Graiid Opening of their newly enlarged, remodeled Wayside Furniture Store Perhaps "Grand Opening" sounds a bit pretentious for us, because as you all know, our unique Wayside Furniture Store has been a part of the Oneonta scene for ten years now. But GRAND OPENING it is, for during the past year we've built an addition that -gives us-over 5,000 extra feet of much needed display space. Also, we've modernized and remodeled our interior, added new lines of furniture, and in general have pretty much created a new store! Please make it a point to come out and see us. We're not going to try hard to sell anything, we just want to show off what we've accomplished, maybe chat with you a bit, and perhaps introduce you to one of our fac- Â·tory representatives. We'll be looking forward to seeing you! Bob and Halsey Bagg BIRCHCRAFT Casual Modern Furniture--a view of this unique contemporary furniture in our new addition- Birch- craft is available in open stock; smart hand-rubbed finish, natural wood grain variation carefully preserved. A design for very room in the house. (Photography by Charles Tipple). SLOOO Worth ol Furniture Prizes to be Given Away! You don't have to buy a tr.lnr. Just register your nime and deposit It at our store. Drawing to he held Saturday at 5:00 p. m. Winners announced in Monday's Star. ETHAN AI.1.FN Colonial Furniture . . . fine Early American TUprnflurllonÂ«--adds living room to every room. Solid rock maple and birch cabinet woods carefully blended to bring out the natural beauty of the wood grains. Warm hand rubbed nutmeg tone. Sec t h l i grouping on Die second floor of our store. Available in open stock. "Period and Modern Furniture al Wayside Prices" Bagg 9 s Wayside Furniture 387 Chestnut Street "In Oneonta's West End"