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Gouverneur Fair Premiums By ELIZABETH NORTON GOUVERNEUR — Glenn W. miums long before they are assured of receiving state aid. In 1973, the state legislature and the budget director appropriated up to $8,700 to each chartered fair society. The fair board paid premium awards . at the 1974 fair as soon as possible last fall. Reimbursements authorized in 1973 for the 1974 fair are only now expected to arrive in Gouverneur. "It is hoped that state legislation will provide these same funds for each society in 1975," Miller said. "However, the fair board voted at its April 23 meeting at Gouverneur to leave 1975 premium offerings at last year's figures and gamble on state aid to assist in their payment," he said. He pointed out that the Gou verneur Fair board, which is responsible financially for all expenses of both societies, is presently striving to make payments on its two long - existing mortgages, as well as make an estimated $9,000 worth of necessary repairs again this year to the grounds and buildings. The board voted at its April 23 meeting to apply $2,000 to the mortgage indebtedness. Last year, a major repair was made to the foundation of the 4 - H dairy barn at a cost of $2,400, and this year extensive drainage work and repairs to grounds and buildings will be done at an estimated expense of $9,000, Miller reported. The St. Lawrence County Legislature appropriated $3,462.18 to the fair, which was used as the annual payment on the cattle barn. This amount was paid to Telmark, Inc., last November according to a mortgage contract with Ag way. Three more payments are to be made on the barn. The county legislature also appropriated $1,173.50 for the 1974 fair, and an equal amount was provided by the Gouverneur Fair board. The combined funds were used for livestock, 4 - H, and Future Farmers of America premiums. Both appropriations have been approved for 1975, it was noted. Miller informed the board that because of the death of Harold Dane, long time draft horse and horse pull superintendent, Robert Pratt of Rich ville has agreed to take the position. Board member Erton Slpher will confer with St. Lawrence members of the County Agricultural Society board about changes in cattle and sheep show classes, and will consider adding a beef cattle exhibit. N. Vincent Gutsch, special assistant to the state commissioner of agriculture and markets, informed the fair board that Department of Audit and Control personnnel had completed their audit of the annual reports of the two fair societies, furnished to them by Mrs. Beulah Appleby, fair business manager. The reports were found to be in order, Gutsch said. He extended his thanks for the cooperation he received from the officers, directors and personnel of the Gouverneur and St. Lawrence County Fair, and expressed his best wishes for another successful year. In 1973, the state legislature appropriated up to $8,700 to each chartered fair society, and $16,882.50 will be forthcoming soon as full reimbursement for this amount provided by the fair society last fall for premium payments. The breakdown of state money for the Gouverneur Agricultural and Mechanical Society ($8,185.50 of the $8,209 actually paid out in premiums,) showed that $200 was paid to Pomona Grange, $50 to the county extension services, $50 to the county Federation of Home Bureaus, $1,150 to the light horse show, $202.50 to the flower show, $200 to the Boy Scouts of America, $750 for the county pageant of high school queens, $150 for the county spelling contest, $2,998 to harness races and $2,458.50 for high school $500 donaLion from Dr. Robert P. Noble of Lakeville, Conn., toward the purse for the Harvey H. Noble Memorial Race run each year. Miller, president of the Gouverneur and St. Lawrence County Fair, has been notified The St. Lawrence County Agricultural Society will receive $8,700 of the $11,047 actually paid in premiums, as follows: $90 for the pony pulling contest, $345 for the draft horse pulling contest, $84 for the draft horse show, $471 for the open class sheep show, $4,157 for the open class cattle show, $5,100 for the 4 - H departments, including junior cattle and sheep, and $800 for the FFA. Other funds received for premiums, not public funds, included $3,826 from the New York - Vermont Fair Colt Stakes for colt stake racing purses, $5,520 from the New York Fair Sire Stakes for sire stakes racing purses, and a The State Horse Breeding Development Fund also appro that 1974 state aid for fair premiums will be paid. priated $5,iw to tne uouver - neur Fair as partial reim it was iirst reported mat these funds had been deleted from the state budget, but bursement for $9,000 approved signed state vouchers were re repairs made to the fair grounds in 1974 under its programs, one of which was the turned this week and payment is expected in a few weeks, Miller told the boards of managers of the Gouverneur Agri cultural and Mechanical Society and the St. Lawrence County Agricultural Society. The two societies combine to present the fair at Gouverneur. The fair will be Aug. 4 through 9 this year. Fairs are in the awkward position of having to pay pre 4 - H Darn. Only 25 per cent of the $5,100 was required to be used on race - related repairs. A total of $b,iuu nas oeen appropriated by the same fund for repairs in 1975, with 25 per cent again for me oenem oi racing facilities. These are not public funds, but are treated as such in the reports. State Aid Assured for Walsh To Get Degree POTSDAM - Dr. William B. Walsh, founder and president of Project Hope, will be awarded the honorary doctor of letters degree at the 82nd commencement of Clarkson College May 25. The announcement was made by Clarkson President Robert A. Plane. Cyclist Dies in Accident DR. W.B. WALSH In 1958, Dr. Walsh, a heart specialist in private practice, approached President Dwight D. Eisenhower with the Project Hope idea. He asked the President to allow him to convert the U.S.S. Consolation, a World War II ship in mothballs, into a floating medical center. According to a World magazine story: "Eisenhower was dubious but interested. There was, after all, no precedent for giving away a $35 million, 15,000 - ton ship." "I think you're crazy," said the President, "but you're just crazy enough to make it work." Now, 15 years later, the S.S. Hope is known worldwide, and Project Hope has established 14 land - based programs, including two in the United States. The projects are supported solely by donations from American industry, foundations, and individuals. Project Hope since 1960 has received millions of dollars worth of equipment, food, pharmaceuticals and other supplies, in addition to cash contributions. FINE - Frank E. Silsby, 18, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Silsby, died as a result of a motorcycle accident at 1:45 p.m. Thursday at Route 58 and old Route 3. Silsby was thrown from his cycle and died as a result of massive brain damage and internal injuries, according to coroner's physician Dr. Milton Lowell. He was pronounced dead on arrival at Clifton - Fine Hospital. French Funeral Home, Edwards, is in charge of arrangements. David Donaldson of Massena, a St. Lawrence County coroner, was summoned. Silsby was driving a 1966 motorcycle north on Route 58. Officials said the cycle went off one side of the road, skidded for 230 feet along Route 58, traveled an additional 90 feet across old Route 3 and struck some guide posts. The driver and cycle were sent airborne for 15 feet and struck a parked car, throwing the driver from the motorcycle. The machine, which was destroyed, traveled another 32 feet. Sheriff's deputies Bert Rowe and Roger Waite investigated. Offer Plots For Garden WATERTOWN - The Jefferson County Cooperative Extension Association has made arrangements for city residents to rent garden plots, according to Mrs. Jacqueline F. Nichols, cooperative extension agent. The 20 - by 20 - foot garden plots, which will be rented for $5 a plot, are on land owned by Karl Malady at Gillette Road, just off Route 11. Persons wishing to rent a garden plot must register at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Cooperative Extension headquarters, 1240 Coffeen St. Basic gardening information will be available. Phalanx Rites Tomorrow POTSDAM — Students at Clarkson College who have demonstrated exceptional leadership, scholarship and service to the college will be honored on Phalanx Day, Saturday. The ceremonies will be at 10:30 a.m. in the Alumni Gymnasium. Phalanx, Clarkson's junior - senior leadership honorary society, was founded in 1829. Its purpose is to recognize the achievements and promote the interests of students in extracurricular activities, scholarship and athletics. On this day, presidents of student activities, captains of athletic teams and deserving students from the various academic departments will be honored. The highlight of the ceremonies will be the tapping of new members. Last year 13 students were tapped for membership. All members of the Clarkson College community are invited to attend Phalanx Day. There will be a coffee hour at 10 a.m. Presentation of awards and prizes will commence at 10:30 a.m., followed by the tapping ceremony at approximately 11:30 a.m. After the ceremonies, President Robert A. Plane will host a luncheon for the honored students and their parents. Phalanx Day is presented by the active student members of the society. State Begins Study of Ports George Swayze,.. Local News l Dan Carey, Assistant POST - STANDARD 6 May 2, 1975 s - 1 Building Of Lane To Start WATERTOWN - Construction of a safety widening lane on the north side of Arsenal Street, across from the exit to Nichols Plaza, is scheduled to begin Monday. Richard W. Burns, resident engineer of the State Department of Transportation (DOT) here, said the $50,000 project is expected to take six weeks to complete. The safety lane is being constructed because of heavy traffic at that point, Burns said. The added lane will begin just east of Coleman Avenue, and all the work will be performed within the state's right of way. Burns also said that eventually a traffic control signal will be installed at that point, but the type of traffic light will be determined by DOT in Albany. The project, to be done by the Sherman Rich Corp. of Pennellville, will provide two lanes of through traffic, as well as a turning lane at the Nichols Plaza. Study of River Areas Earthquake - Related Special to The Post - Standard NEW YORK - The New York State Atomic and Space Development Authority has announced that a team of 16 geologists from State University at Binghamton have begun a geological study in the St. Lawrence River region under an agreement between the authority and the college. The scientists will evaluate past sediment deformations in light of new geological concepts to arrive at an understanding of the seismic history of the St. Lawrence River re gion. Information from the study will assist in the evaluation of earthquake magnitude and distribution probabilities for consideration in the design of future electric power generating facilities in the area. James G. Cline, authority chairman, noted that the study is an important new component in geological research sponsored by the authority as part of its analysis of possible electric power production compatible with environmental and social goals within the state. Prof. Donald R. Coates, who will lead the college's research team, noted that the project is an extension of studies made in California in 1973 by the U.S Geological Survey. "Those studies," stated Coates, "linked structures in certain clays, called 'thixot - ropic' or 'quick,' with earthquake vibrations and identified some of these clays as products of certain known earthquakes." Substances which are thixot - ropic become fluid when put under pressure and settle when left undisturbed. Native American Directors to Confer Safety Council Slates Seminar WATERTOWN - The Jefferson County Safety Council will sponsor an Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) training seminar on excavation and trenching operations 8:30 n.m. to 2:39p.m. Wednesday in the State Office Building auditorium. The seminar will be conducted by R. A. Kelly Safety Consultants, regional representatives of the National Safety Council. The event is free and open to the public and will be of particular value to the construction industry, according to the county safety council. In addition to excavation and trenching operations, seminar topics will include the need for OSHA m the construction field, problems and planning, backfilling and compaction, and employer - employe responsl - hWmmdet foetal. The Post - Standard Bureau ALBANY - A year - long State Transportation Department study of the operations, financing and management of public ports in Upstate New York is under way. Included in the study will be the ports at Oswego and Og - densburg. The program will include public meetings at each of five upstate ports. Dates for the meetings at Oswego and Og - densburg have not been set, but the first one, involving the Port of Albany, is scheduled for Friday. The study is designed to develop recommendations for identification of service, equip ment and facility needs for effective handling of existing and potential freight traffic. Attention will be devoted to a definition of appropriate levels of user charges, regional economic benefits and the level of public financial supporting, including the share both the state an local governments should pay. There will be an analysis of the organizational structure and staffing patterns that will most effectively meet the requirements of present and future port operations. A consultant firm, Frederick R. Harris Inc., of New York City, has been hired to do a major technical portion of the study. Name Sites To Register Special to The Post - Standard WASHINGTON - Two Franklin County sites have been selected for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places, it was announced by Rep. Robert C. McEwen. The U.S. ^Department of the Interior has informed the congressman that the Anselm Lincoln house and the Horton Grist Mill, both in Malone, have been named to the register. The register, published biennially, is a list of districts, sites, buildings, structures and objects significant in American history, architecture, archaeology and culture. The two sites were nominated for inclusion in the national register by the New York State Historic Preservation officer, the commissioner of parks and recreation. CANTON - St. Lawrence University will host the annual directors conference of the federally - funded Native American Teacher Training Program Sunday through Wednesday. This year's conference marks the first time a major native American meeting of this type has been conducted in the.Northeast. Representatives of 40 native American teacher training projects conducted in various locations across the United States, including Alaska, xwill attend the four - day meeting. The. teacher training program is a cooperative venture of higher education institutions and Indian tribes, involving some 60 tribes from all over the United States. The program, funded by the U.S. Office of Education under the Educational Professions Development Act (EPDA), is designed to improve the education of Indian pupils in ele - mentary and secondary schools. St. Lawrence University coordinates the teacher training program with the St. Regis Mohawk Indian Reservation, working primarily with teachers and counselors in the Massena and Salmon River public schools. The late Lawrence P. Lazore of Hogansburg had been direc 3 Troopers End Traffic Course Hours Posted By Food Co - op Henderson Girl Joins Air Force WATERTOWN - Anna - maria Dieli, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur V. Dieli of Henderson, has entered the Air Force under the delayed enlistment program, according to S. Sgt. Robert E. Wright, Local Air Force recruiter. Miss Dieli, a senior at Henderson Central School, will enter active duty on July 10. After completing six weeks of basic training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Tex., she wiii undergo specialized training as a medical service specialist. ALBANY - Three area troopers were among 33 police officers who graduated Friday from a 10 - week course in traffic management given by state police. The federally funded course is designed to increase the ability of police to manage traffic. The officers, 14 are troopers Old Homes Log Planned WATERTOWN - The Preservation and Restoration Committee of the Watertown Bicentennial Commission is planning to publish a booklet on homes in the city which are 100 years old or older. The committee has a list of 43 city homes which are at least a century old, and is seeking others. Persons who believe their homes in the city are at least 100 years old should submit the locations of their residences and brief histories to Miss Helen Talbert of 149 Winslow St. by July 1. Further information can be obtained from Miss Talbert at and 19 are members of civilian and military agencies, are expected to share their knowledge with others in their departments. For their participation, the officers have received 12 semester hours of college credit for work done in public speaking, English composition, statistics and public administration, as well as traffic management. The area troopers are John M. Coyne of Troop D, Gouverneur; Michael D. Coney of Troop D, Lowville, and Raymond E. Homer of Troop C, Cortland. tor of the St. Lawrence program, started last year, and had been actively involved in arranging the conference. Acting as interim directors since Mr. Lazore's death in April are Mrs. Minerva White, Dr. Robert N. Wells Jr., Dr. Harold F. Robertson and Lee Bailey of the St. Lawrence faculty and staff. Keynote speaker for the conference will be Patricia Locke, a prominent Sioux leader from Colorado, who has been active in the Western Intercollegiate Conference in Higher Education (WICHE). She will speak at 4 p.m. Monday at the Akwe - sasne Library and Cultural Center on the St. Regis Reservation. Her topic will be "Comptetency - Based Native American Education." At 8 p.m. Monday in the fireside lounge of the E.J. Noble University Center on the St. Lawrence campus, Ada Deer, a Menominee leader from Wisconsin, will speak on "Termination versus Self - Determina - tion." The prominent native American has been active in the Menominee restoration movement. From 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday panels, presentations and films on the various training programs will be presented in the fireside and formal lounges of the Noble Center. All sessions are open to the public. Conference participants also will visit the Massena and Salmon River schools and meet with teachers and Title IV personnel. "Although the St. Lawrence Valley region has similar clays, it has not experienced recent earthquakes of high intensity," he said. "A sufficient number of seismic events has occurred in the area, however, to require a better understanding of their past frequency." In studying the clays, the investigators hope to develop new criteria to distinguish sediment changes caused by earthquakes from thoee caused by the collapse of melting ice, landslides or pressure of overlying materials. Dr. Warren L. Prell, the authority's director of ocea - nographic and geologic programs, explained that "the calculation of a potential seismic event at a specific site is presently based on the historical record of earthquake magnitude and distribution. The, historical record for New York State and the Eastern United States represents less than 300 years of data," a minute period of time in terms of total geologic history. "Records over this limited time span are not adequate for reliable statistical predictions of either earthquake magnitude or location, ' » he said. The study will include compilation of a complete bibliography of publications relating to the problem, geological reconnaissance of the region to locate areas :ontaining lake and marine clay sediments, and field observation to identify clay structures caused by previous earthquake activity, according to Prell. The Binghamton college was selected from four which submitted proposals in response to a solicitation of proposals by the authority. Scientists from Binghamton participating in the study and their specialties are: Coates, geomorphology and glacial geology; Thomas Donnelly, minerology and neotectonics; Paul Enos, sedimentology; Iaavok Karcz, sedementary structures and hydraulics and David Hersey, sedimentology. Also, James T. Kirkland, glacial geology and air photo interpretation; Marie Mori - sawa, geomorphology and quaternary tectonism; James So - rauf , sedimentology and stratigraphy and Francis Wu, geophysics, with specialization in seismicity. The project will involve of the Binghamton department of geological sciences than any other single research project, according to Coates. Deaths WATERTOWN - The Warehouse Food Co - op Inc. officially opened Thursday afternoon and will be open 2 to « p.m. Monday throngh Friday and * a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Hue Rev. Benoit C. Dostie, co - op president, amwoiiced. Entrance to foe cooperative, which is in the YWCA buildm* on g*Wie Senate, fe on Ff afft - Hn Street. The membership of the co - op will meet at 8 p.m. Monday in the State Office Building to hear details of the store's opening. Membership hi the co - op is $3 a family. Two hows of vol - nnteet wot* a month also is required. Tne co - op is staffed tirefy by volflntpets. THIS IS RAGTIME* CANTON — The North Country's public radio station, WSLU - FM, is presenting a new series dealing with the origins and growth of music, starling at 7:30 p.m. Monday. The series, called "This is Ragtime." combines interviews with people past and present who compose and perform the music with selections per - fotmed on piano foils or token from fecot dings. Pupils to See Puppet Show MASSENA - "Pinocchio" and "The Member of the Wedding" will be staged at Massena Central High School Auditorium Frio^ and Saturday. "Pinocchio," by the Bill Baird Marionettes, will be presented in the afternoons to Massena popils. "Tne Member of the Wedding" will be presented both nights at 8 p.m. GEORGE C.CANNAN LOWVILLE - Services for George C. Cannan, 65, of Glenfield, who died Thursday at State University Hospital, Syracuse, will be at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Virkler Funeral Home here, and at »:30 a.m. in St. Mary's Church, Glenfield. Burial will be in Old Glendale Cemetery. MRS. RUTH FIELDS WATERTOWN - Services for Mrs. Ruth M. Fields, 74, of 136 S. Massey St., who died Wednesday at her home, will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Reed and Benoit Funeral Home. Burial will be in San ford Corners Cemetery. Good Samaritan, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Simpson Funeral Home. Burial will be in Brookside Cemetery. SISTER MARY WATERTOWN - Services for Sister Mary Reparatrice, 72, founder of the Watertown Monastery of the Sister Adorers of the Precious Blood at 135 Keyes Ave., who died Tuesday at Mercy Hospital, have been rescheduled for 11 a.m. Friday In Holy Family Church. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery. MRS. ALICE VENERY Saranac Rate Rises SARANAC - The village board had bad news for village residents with word that the tax rate will jump $1.25 next year to $28 per thousand assessed valuation. The budget adopted by the board Tuesday totaled $1,337,556, of which $595,712 is to be raised by taxation. The board declared that it had pared the budget "to the bone" but added that it had hopes a further cut may be possible as the year progress - — WATERTOWN - Services for Mrs. Alice A. Venery, 32, of 225 Maple Cowts Apartments, MRS. CORA OW who died Wednesday at the Howe of the Good Samaritan, WATERTOWN - Services will be at 10 a m. FrWav in for Mrs Cora D. ODell, 91, of Trrnitv Episcopal Orarcn. Bar - m Franklin St.. who died Ml win be m ?**ih Watertown TTrorsday at the Wowse of the Cemetery. Fishermen Pay Fines at Tuppei TUPPER LAKE - State police and conservation officers Wednesday charged Roy Sav - ard and Wayne Roberts, both of Topper Lake, with fishing violations at Whev Pond. They pleaded guilty before Harrietstown JHStice Karl Oriebsch. The ea*? wars suited by compromise with Savard paying $M and Roberts, m.

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