The Post-Standard from Syracuse, New York on May 31, 1974 · Page 6
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Syracuse, New York
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Friday, May 31, 1974
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it's Mudville — iVo Joy Down on Farm By ROBERT W. ANDREWS The National Weather Service yesterday reported what area farmers already knew - this month has been one of the wettest Mays in history. Syracuse has received 5.77 inches of rain as of yesterday afternoon* said the weatherman at Hancock Field. The only time in this century that Syracuse has received more during May was in 1972 when 6.19 inches fell on the area. "There's a chance we'll break that record," said the weatherman. "I forecast more showers tomorrow (today). We're only .42 of an inch off the record." While mackintosh and galoshes manufacturers may be delighted with the near-record rainfall, Central New York farmers can only be cursing the rain gods and praying for a little sun. "It's been a terrible planting season for area farmers," said Donald Hammond. "First we had a frost that ruined a lot of crops. Now we've got all this rain and planting season is delayed." Hammond is a coordinator for the Cooperative Extension of Onondaga County, Agricultural Division. The rain, has delayed planting almost a month for most farmers, said Hammond. When planting is delayed, the growing season is shorter. "A farmer has to have dry ground to plant," said Hammond. "Otherwise his machinery will get stuck just like an auto. A farmer needs at least two or three days of good dry weather. On most farms in this area, there just hasn't been enough sunny days to dry to the soil." Corn crops should have been planted May 15, he said. Most corn crops in this area will probably not be planted until June 15. "The crops never catch up once they're in the ground late. When the growing season is shorter, there is less yield and the crops that do grow are less valuable," he said. Hay crops also are affected. Normally farmers would already be cutting their hay.. Hammond anticipates farmers will have to wait another to two or three weeks before they can do so. This could affect the dairy industry if there; is less hay and grains next year to feed cattle and cows. Perhaps the only area farmer who is happy about the; rain is ine appie grower. "A lot of water doesn't hurt apple trees." said Tim Rip ley of Beacon and Skiff Apple Farm' LaFayette. "Our: leaves are as dense as a rain forest. The frost hurt us bad! but the rain helps insure that whatever buds are left will produce." Ripley said the only time rain was a hazard to apple trees was wnen tne rains came "au at once." According to the spokesman at the weather service, the May rains came on exactly 15 of the days in the 31-day montn. The cause of the rains, they claim, was the appearance of | "low-pressure tracks across our area that usually would | nave oeen up norm oy now. Tomorrow, they said, farmers can expect more showers | ana anoiner aay s aeiay in tneir planting season. Newhouse II Dedication This Morning By PAULA CATALDI Syracuse University's Newhouse Plaza will be crowded this morning with dignitaries, alumni and guests as Newhouse II is dedicated. Newhouse II — the second building of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at SU — will be dedicated at 10:30 a.m. when Mr. and Mrs. S.I. New-house cut orange ribbons stretching across the plaza to connect the two buildings. About 350 guests are expected. Both buildings were made possible, through a $15 million gift to the university from the Newhouses. William S. Paley, chairman of the board of the Columbia Broadcasting System, will deliver the dedicatory address. It is entitled "Broadcast Journalism: At the Crossroads of Freedom." Gov. Malcolm Wilson will unveil bronze plaques identifying both units of the communications center. The new facility — which opened in the fall is devoted to broadcast and film programs. The first level contains two television studios and a mobile unit for televising remote events. One of the studios is the largest in Central New York. The second level of the building, which is located on the Waverly Avenue block, between University Avenue and S. Crouse Avenue, contains storage area, two classrooms and the main "theater" classroom. The third level contains faculty offices, classrooms, a 100-seat theater and a broadcast news laboratory. The third floor opens onto the plaza which connects both buildings outdoors. On the top level of the 17.2 million structure are film classrooms and processing facilities. The campus radio station, WAER, has studios on this level. The building was designed by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, a New York City architectural firm. Construction began in the summer of 1971. The first building of the center, Newhouse I, was dedicated by former President Johnson in 1964. The building was designed by I.M. Pei as a center for studying the print media. The Newhouse School of Public Communications began as a department of journalism in 1919 in the university's College of Business Administration. The first bachelor's degrees were awarded in 1920 to five students. In 1974 there were 1,194 students working toward bachelor's de grees, 206 master's degree candidates and 32 doctoral candidates. In 1934 M. Lyle Spencer, former dean of the School of Journalism and president at the University of Washington, became the first dean of the SU School of Journalism. The first home of the journalism school was the Yates Castle which was razed in 1953 to make room for the expanding State University Upstate Medical Center. Later the Women's Gymnasium was used and classes also met in prefabricated buildings erected in 1945 to accommodate World War II veterans. In 1954 Wesley C. Clark was named the second dean of the school and enrollment increased to more than 50. The first doc- • toral degree was awarded in 1960. The need for new facilities prompted S.I. Newhouse to give $2 million for a new building, more faculty, scholarships and physical equipment. An additional $13 million was given in 1963 through the New-house Foundation to establish the communications center. In 1971 the SU board of trustees endorsed Chancellor Melvin A. Eggers' recommendation to change the name of the school to the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. The name change reflected the emphasis on all four main segments Of the mass media - print, film, broadcasting and recording. "Generally the Syracuse approach removes the fragmentation that has tended to characterize study of journalism, broadcasting and film," said Eggers at the time. Henry F. Schulte was named the school's third dean in 1972. Site of Dedication Ceremony Lamp globes catch afternoon sunlight above Newhouse Plaza, site of University. Newhouse II, at far end of the plaza, houses classrooms, today's 10:30 a.m. dedication ceremony for Newhouse n, the second offices and laboratories of the television and radio and film depart- building of the S. I. Newhouse Communications Center at Syracuse t ments of the School of Public Communications. $275,000 First-Year Cost Water Meter Bids Received Schedule of Events at the dedication ceremony today: 10:30 a.m. — Dedication ceremony on the Newhouse Plaza. Dedication address by William S. Paley, chairman of the board of CBS, Inc. Unveiling of plaques by Gov. Malcolm Wilson and the cutting of the ribbons by Mr. and Mrs. S. I. Newhouse. 11:30 a.m. - Tours of the new facility will begin following the dedication ceremony. Graduate students and faculty members hive volunteered to guide guests around the building. Noon — Luncheon for honored guests in Kimmel Dining Hall. Guests will include the Newhouses, Mayor Lee Alexander, County Executive John H. Mulroy and oth-cr politics! figures sod dignitaries* Several Studios It Began in 1932 For TV-Radio at SU The history of television/radio learning at Syracuse University goes back to 1933 when the university produced* a radio show over WSYR. Production studios in Iftt werein Crone College. Now production studios are contained in the spacious new T7lmm*m Newhouse II. formally today, but has own «sed by students since last fail. The building is "'one of the two or three finest facilities in the country devoted e*desively to education in TV, radio and film/* according la Df . Law* fence Myers Jr., ckattrnuu of flhe TV /wflto e^Bfnwfineut. But, hi another wile* dios were moved to Carnegie Radio station WAER re* Library. At that time-a radio mained in the prefabricated workshop was begun under the housing until last fall, when the leadership of Kenneth G. Bar- station was moved into the tlett, a professor in the School rnodern facilities of Newhouse of Speech and Dramatic Art. II. Radio stations WSYR and WFBL gave financial support. In 1W the rao^ education se» Qjuence was formed within the School of Speech and Dramatic Art. The radio department moved to Radio House, five connected prefabricated World War II units adjacent to Carnegie Library, m It*. The following year, the campus radio station, WAER, was founded. It has continued as a stodent*oper-ated and faculty-supervised facility and is now on the air 24 In ISW SU became Hie first Three manufacturers of water meters yesterday submitted bids for a replacement contract for 4,000 meters* First-year cost is estimated by the city to be $275,000. The firms were Badger Meter Inc., Hersey Products Inc. and Rockwell International. The specifications called for' various sizes and types of meters for both residential and commercial uses. Four groups were set up which include displacement meters, compound meters, turbines and remote reading meters. The Division of Water, Department of Engineering, envisioned a day or more of work in checking the bids - a complicated task inasmuch as unit prices, trade-in allowances, net figures and total figures must be compared to arrive at low bids. Wide variations were noted in bids and it also was noted not all items were bid by one bidder. Alternative bids also were submitted. Badger quoted total prices by groups that specified four or five different size meters as Group 1, 1129,4*; group 2, 132,200; groups, all alternates, $2,300.50; and group 4, $37,727.00. Hersey confined bidding to two groups, quoting total prices of $33,462.60 for group 2 items and $54,850.50 for group 3 items. Rockwell's totals were as follows: Group 1, $146,920; group 2, $41,763.50; group 3, $66,701.75; and group 4, replacing those privately $44,123.50. owned. The purchase of the meters The first appropriation was and their installation will be $300,000 for which council ap- the first under a recently ap- proved bonding, proved plan by the City Council The city's plans are to replace of city ownership of meters , 40,000 meters over a period of 10 years, or 4,000 a year. Of the 4,000 meters the city is purchasing this time, 2,000 are needed for iediate replacement of leaking and malfunctioning meters, the Water Division reports. 'Community' Meeting Suddenly Turns Private Issues Called 'Too Sensitive ' By PAUL HORNAK A "community" meeting to discuss "recent problems in Syracuse involving local bars and police" was adjourned abruptly last night when the participants decided their words would be too "sensi tive" for publication. Some 25 oersons. a affiliated with the Gay Freedom League and Syracuse University's Women's Center, met in the basement of the Educational Opportunity Center, 155 Gifford St., a facility of the State University. The meeting bad been advertised by handbills and in a local weekly newspaper. For about 20 minutes, the mostly female group talked about recent raids on area bars by Syracuse police. Two weeks ago, U persons were arrested at several bars in raids led by Police Chief Thomas J. Sard** and First Deputy Chief John C. Dillon. The actions, police said, were Alcoholic Beverage Control Law (ABC) checks.. ABC law regulates how, when and to whom alcoholic beverages can be served. One of the persons arrested two weeks ago was charged with possession of a deadly weapon, two with obstructing governmental administration and eight with public intoxication, police said. Meeting participants said police are singling out bars where homosexuals are known to congregate. Police use ABC laws as a pretense for disrupting gatherings, they said. "There are five cops in each car, there arc five cars, and they all come in," said one woman, describing ABC checks she said occur, nightly at a W. Onondaga Street bar. Others complained that if bar patrons protested while police frisked them, police would charge them with resisting arrest and say they'd been planning to arrest them on another charge. Police warn patrons a raid is about to take place so any who wish may leave before requests for identification begin, they said. When the conversation trailed off, I introduced myself as a reporter and requested more information on police activities at the bars being discussed. A woman said that because of the "sensitive" nature of the matters being discussed, the group wanted no publicity. Another said a news release would be prepared after the meeting, but that no reporters were wanted at the proceedings. I reminded them they had advertised a "community" meeting in a building paid for by After some further dis* cussion* group members agreed among themselves to adjourn and meet in private another time. Blasting Cap Injures Pupils Warning* to Motorists State Declares Signs Illegal The State Department of TrawDOTtatkmlawveTWhosaW Wednesday cities could use signs warning motorists of deaf area, children in the yesterday reversed his opinion and said the signs are illegal. "They're not permitted/' said William MacTiernan, Department of Transportation (DOT) lawyer. Responding to criticism of the city for taking down the warning signs, The Post-Standard contadedDOT lawyers in Albawy Tuesday and reejuesflUsd a legal opinion. Wednesday MacTretnan said the signs could bo used, bet yesterday he said the state s official position was It* the 13m^ featmtV He said the timpotUtion officials believe the signs "give the children and the parents a sence of security that they shouldn't have." He added* "frankly, -from personal experience, ! don't agree.*' In a related development, Gov. Malcolm Wilson recently signed into a law a measure prohibiting the manufacture of signs not conforming to state specifications and provid* bta a maximum SI .nan fine for violations. MacTVman said both his incorrect first opinion and Ms ycsietuay were law and not the new measure which takes effect Jaw, 1. 1171, A 15-year-old boy's es-perimeats with a table fork and a Marti* cap I* data be didn't know about were respon-siMe ror an espMon at Tally High School cafeteria yesterday which injured him and 17 other pupils. Eight of the II were taken to Conmnmity-Oeneral Hospital, nhefe^Uiey were treated and Dr Stephen Opalat, physkian at Tally High School, treated the other papHs in the cafeteria. JTrooper^ft Croekes said fousfy hurtv Hwy reootved ml* nor cuts and bruise*, besatd. The explosion occurred at about & M fM* at a crowded table in the TuHy High School cafeteria, Qrookossakl A boy stad bfM0ut dgfcrt Hut* h^cau^lo^sdg Jromjts the trooper said. TJiere was an jffldl incfxl Ir every (Ht^cttiR, The hoy, whose name is being <WtwjuTBiicy iffii flPcWess <Im£HHMM* Cnsffkcs nM* His Cewe Vmm fcw* f tfcrtti l# Ffpfh Also uuftfcjuuttug in hYe In* vestigatien were Trooper J.R. Matthews and Investigator (

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