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Herkimer Evening Telegram (Newspaper) - February 2, 1983, Herkimer, New York The evening Telegram vol xxxv no. 78 twelve pages �?o77ie people s Choice Quot Herkimer Ilion n y., wednesday. February 2, 1983 pin 181440 26 smile copy r local lines roast beef dinner a roast beef dinner will be held from 5-7 . Feb 3 at the salvation army. 431 North Prospect Herkimer St. Erin unit to meet sons and daughters of Erin will meet feb. 3, beginning at 7 30 . At the Hilltop inn All Mem hers Are requested to attend. Spaghetti supper set the Herkimer knights of Columbus will sponsor a Public Spaghetti supper 4 30 to 7 . Feb. 3 at the k of c Home North Washington Street take outs will be available and proceeds w ill be used for the k of c Charity fund past presidents to meet Mohawk past presidents of Crowley Barnum auxiliary will meet feb 3 at the Home of Theresa Casadonte Church St. Final performances the theater for Young people of Herkimer county will present the final three performances of John Clark Donahue so old King of Malfin this weekend at Kings court theatre. 142 n. Main St. Herkimer performances will be Given on Friday and saturday at 7 and on sunday at 3 . The play is recommended for children in grades k-6 and their parents there is an admission. Ilion rink open recreation director. Open skating hours will be monday through Frida 5-9 and saturday and sunday 12-9 Ilion a the skating rink sponsored by the Village of Ilion on Elm Street is now open according to Kevin Vivyan special meeting set Frankfort the Frankfort town Board will hold a special meeting numbers game Friday at 6 30 in the town Hall. Albany n a the number picked tuesday night in new York s daily numbers weather. Game was 389 the win four number was 9262. Kaim a. It tonight and thursday will be Windy with periods of heavy ram tapering off to showers by thursday of inside Ter noon Low temperatures overnight w ill be in the 30s, rising to the 40s thursday. Occasional Snow or mixed rain and Snow is expected Friday while the weekend should be Clear and dry highs will be in the mid 20s to mid 30s. With lows in the terms and 20s development plans the Village of Ilion Over the past several years has received More than is s million for Community development. On Page 3 today evening Telegram reporter Robert Kelder lakes a look at some of the Long Range plans for Community development in Ilion it is the first of a two part series and begins on the local scene Page mounties on top the boys Scholastic varsity basketball season is rapidly drawing to a close and in the Central Valley conference nothing Short of a major upset would by needed to topple the Little Falls mounties from the top spot. For a look at the Csc standings and results from last night s games see sports pages 8 and 9 area news classified ads comics to crossword Date Book editorials Horoscope 3.7.12 10 11 la 5 4 la hospitals Liv ing today obituaries sports state news Stock Market world news 8.9 2.6 3 2.6 a response was fantastic an area businessman needed Par time help and advertised in the evening Telegram and mid week extra classifieds in just one Day he had All the applications he needed and kept the rest for future use a the response was fantastic Quot he said you can get fantastic response with evening Telegram and mid week extra classifieds and cancel when you want by calling 866 2222 monday Friday 8 a m. To 5 and until to a in saturday school Aid plan Impact varies the town of Webb school District stands to lose 42 percent in proposed state Aid to education from this year to next under a plan presented by gov Mario Cuomo. Three other Herkimer county school districts would lose Aid. While seven would show a slight increase the greatest being Little Falls at 8.7 percent More other districts besides Webb in Herkimer county that would lose Aid under the Cuomo plan Are Herkimer Down 62percent. Ilion Down .35 percent and it. Markham in West Winfield Down .85 percent increases would go to Dolgeville 3.19 percent Frankfort Schuyler. 3.7 percent Mohawk 6.26 percent Owen d Young in Van Hornersville 58 percent Poland .58 percent and West i Igloo constr Chon a Adam Hall 5. Of Mohawk spent the letter part of tuesday afternoon constructing an Igloo in his front Yard Adam found that yesterday s warm temperatures and sunny skies were just perfect for building. However construction efforts had to he halted today As weather forecasters called for rain Adam is the son of Jan and Donald mall of 6 Henry St. Photo by Eileen mantes1 Reagan budget plan freezes school Aid by m e Crow Ita evening Telegram Ashington Bureau Herkimer county bocks school Board official George Davis was told Here this week to expect Federal education Aid for 1984 to remain at last year s level Davis was among National school Board association members to meet with legislators and education Secretary Terrel la Bell to discuss the administration s proposed $848.5 billion budget for fiscal 1984 which lie gins get i. The president submitted his budget plan to Congress on monday Davis Learned in the session with Bell that Federal education Aid would be Frozen at 1983 Levels under the White House proposal that would mean Federal funding for handicapped and learning disabled programs school lunches for needy students and other federally backed education projects which saw cuts in spending Olas much As 35 percent in the last two budgets would stay Thielow funding Levels they reached two years ago before the budget axe fell Davis said he was relieved the administration did t propose even deeper cuts in education monies for fiscal 1984 a we would certainly love to get More Money but i can understand what Tho government is trying to accomplish a a with its lean 1984 budget he said a it s a reasonable budget Given economic the school official warned against deeper cuts in education Aid. Quot there is never an end to the need for More Money for education More Money Means better programs and greater learning opportunities for the Little Falls still with mets by Tom Stocker sports editor Little Falls the Little Falls new York Penn league franchise apparently will remain in the new York mets farm system for at least one More season the franchise was sold earlier this year to Woody Kern of Warren Ohio and with the Transfer of ownership announcement the new owner said an agreement had been inked with the Baltimore orioles for their farm organization to operate a team at Little Falls this season that apparently has All gone by the Wayside primarily because of an existing agreement Between the mets and the previous club owner Jerry Martyniuk of Little Falls and planned league expansion to Cooperstown and Gloversville which Are still very in doubt for the 1983 season. The Little Falls franchise still has two years remaining on a baseball development contract with the mets including this season. Martyniuk said last night the mets would remain in Little Falls for at least one More season noting that terms of the agreement contain a clause binding both parties unless notice is Given to terminate that agreement by either party prior to november 1. A obviously that Wasny to done in this Case a Martyniuk said a the mets will be playing the Deal Between Martyniuk and Kern was not completed until Well after the nov. I Date and in fact was not even contemplated until the december baseball owners meeting in Hawaii in december Kern told reporters during a press conference announcing the Sale last month that he Learned of the possible availability of the mets club during the Hawaii meetings. Kern who operates health care facilities in four states also owns two other Iran crises one in san Jose Calif and the other in Ashville no. During that same dress conference Kern said the mets would probably move to Cooperstown and to Doubleday Field however there Are no Locke room or Shower facilities or lights at the Cooperstown Field and whether the club would be in operation this season is doubtful until physical Plant of has guide for visitors Little Falls a a Gateway to the North Titis is what the City of Little Falls is calling itself in a new four color visitors brochure. Tile new 12-panel folded publication was distributed last night during a common Council meeting the guide was prepared compliments of the rotary club the City and the Best Western Motel. The Back panel states a where exactly is Little Falls and goes on to note that it is a a exactly half Way Between the big Apple and Buffalo give or take a few feet on the thruway on route 5 or by boat on the Mohawk River Barge canal. There Are 14 four color photographs including a Scenic View of the City taken from the Moreland Park recreation and picnic area As Well As an Eastern looking Panorama of the Mohawk Valley As seen from the route 167 Overlook. Other pictures include the downtown shopping District the municipal Golf course Shu maker Mountain lock 17 and Moss Island veterans memorial Park the nearby Herkimer Diamond development diggings and the general Nicholas Herkimer historic Homestead. Two inside panels Are devoted to a visitors map of the City and directions to nearby attractions another inside panel is a a Welcome to Little Falls and a Brief narration of what to do and where to go and what to see in and around the City. The cover photograph is one of the new Theodore wind Bridge connecting the City with the state thruway. In the background is lock 17. Problems can be w worked out a meeting has been called for sunday in Geneva during which league representatives and owners Are to discuss the status of the Cooperstown and Gloversville franchises Glover Seville does not even have a baseball facility for a farm team to play at Nyp league president Vince Mcnamara said yesterday nothing has reall been finalized yet and that he hoped everything could be resolved during sundays session a whenever there Are moves that Are made like this a lot of things have to in done and a lot of people Are involved to make it a successful undertaking a Mcnamara said a there Are some kinks that have to be ironed Mcnamara said Kern must go through the a a formal process of submitting an application a to negotiate Quot the transferal of ownership Mcnamara said that representatives of a1 Iony p teams have been notified of the sunday meeting and that included the new owners of the Little Falls franchise Mcnamara said sundays meeting will be closed to the press and Public and that an announcement concerning the status of the Little Kalis franchise along with the new entries Gloversville and Cooperstown would also be announced following the meeting a a we re going to try and get it wrapped up the Way it should be a Mcnamara said. Davis contended Quot we should not forget that a Davis said that should Congress follow through on proposals to put the nation s millions of unemployed Hack to work with make work programs Public school buildings should he among the facilities built or repaired under the program the official said he saw a Bright spot in president Reagan a lean budget a proposal by president Reagan to hike funding for science foreign language and mathematics instruction in the schools a is a Good Davis concurred the proposal would mean improved programs in the schools for these subjects he explained. Besides Bell. Davis also heard from a group of senators including Senate Linance committee chairman. Bob Dole. R Kansas whose committee has some say in How education funds Are spent. The three Day meeting began sunday it wound up tuesday with the delegates making visits to congressional offices Davis met with rep David o b Martin r-26. The areas new congressman and both new York senators Alphonse i Amato r and Patrick i Moynihan d. Davis has been a Merlier of the Herkimer county Board of cooperative education services Board for to years. There Are 13 schools in the District before joining the Board Davis had been a member of the Dolgeville Central school Board of education for 15 years. He is a retired postal service worker Canada Valley in Newport. 81 percent. Overall Cuomo proposed the state spend $4 648 billion to Aid school districts in their 1983 84 fiscal sear it would represent a net increase of $82 18 million for the school districts soon after aides made Public a District by District list of projected Aid Levels tuesday complaints started to surface particular from republicans in the state Senate Quot the new governor appears to have reached into files former gov Hugh Carey left behind dusted them off and submitted another Robin Hood school Aid proposal which ii implemented would impose massive local tax increases for most of the county a homeowners and businesses a a said state sen Norman Levy a Nassau Cuomo said proposal like Carey a in the past would provide More Aid to the states poorer school districts at the expense of supposedly wealthier districts a hence the a Robin Hood Label in the past the legislature has routinely rejected proposals that done to give school districts at least As much Money As they received the previous year lawmakers this year Are expected to insist again that the a save harmless Quot Rule lie maintained however. Assembly speaker Stanley Fink i Brooklyn suggested that while it is unlikely the legislature would eliminate the save harmless provisions some meal it ers indicated a possible willingness to gradually a phase away a from the provision another Cuomo school Aid proposal asks tor a constitutional amendment to eliminate the constitutional tax limit of some City school districts the la so called a Shurd cities a named after a court Case that upheld the limits have received special Aid in the past i rom the legislature allow ing them to spend More Money while the amendment process begins. Cuomo proposed spending $27 67 million in Hurd Aid for the coming school year a drop of $21 52 million awarded the cities during the current school year Donald Gottlieb assistant superintendent for business and financial affairs for Herkimer county bocks this morning said it is really too Early to comment on the governor s proposal. A it is Only a proposal at this time. It must be considered by the legislature and iou also have the proposal by the state Board of Gottlieb added that details of each individual District have not yet been made available which makes it difficult to comment Lle noted that there is a possible alternative educational financing plan in the works. It involves an 18 month study by the Mohawk regional management team Gottlieb the team project coordinator said the alternative plan would be compared with the Cuomo proposal using All available data. Quot of the alternative plan would Benefit area districts. We would submit it to state senator James b. Donovan for consideration and possible introduction As legislation it might mean that component school districts would have to give up some of their taxing Powers but nothing is final Quot mein bet a of the or management team arc William Busacker. Herkimer county boxes superintendent Andres Rosette Madison Oneida boxes superintendent and Robert Sekowski. Oneida county boxes superintendent under the governors proposal Here Are the figures for Herkimer county schools the figures were supplied by the governors office the first figure is the 1982-83 Aid amount the second is the proposed 1983 84 amount and the third is the net change Herkimer $2,760,911 $2,743,685. Down $17,226 Mohawk $2,800,033 $2,975,301, up $175,268 Ilion a $4,527,729, $4,511,870. Down $15,859 Frankfort Schuyler $3,099,326, $3,214,111, up $114,785 it. Markham -$4,279,060 $4,242,774. Down $36,386 Richfield Springs $1,666,311, $1,688,858 up $22,547. Owen d Young $747,219 $751,534. Up $4,315 Little Falls $2,563,884 $2,786,881, up $222,997 Dolgeville $1,984,840 $2,048,240. Up $63,400 Poland a $1,352,117. $1,359,974. Up $7,797 West Canada $2,387,094 $2,406,520. Up $19,426 Webb $354,068. $205,363 Down $148,705 senator Donovan of Chadwicks who represents Herkimer county and his chairman of the Senate education committee said last night that a there is a lot of Merit in the plan but i done to think it is politically do Able no legislator is going to go Back to his District with fewer school Aid dollars thai he came w he estimated that the Compromise will probably mean there would be no increases for most districts and that most would end up about the same for next year As this Vear world in Brief is plan examined Washington apr Congress is examining the $168 billion social Security bailout plan with its chief author warning that failure to approve it could damage economic Confidence and stall recovery from the recession Alan Greenspan chairman of the National commission on social Security Reform said failure to resolve the social Security problems would Send a a terribly negative signal Quot to the financial markets and confirm uneasiness about Federal spending gunmen wound two Beirut Lebanon a it a three gunmen Riding in a speeding car fired into a group of French marines who were fogging in Beirut is moslem sector today and wounded two soldiers one of them a gravely a a French military spokesman said it was the third attack in five Days on Frances 1,600-Man contingent in the multinational peacekeeping Force Here recovery indicated by the associated press economic reports Are pointing to a recovery from the Long recession and a series of Oil Price reductions by major refiners could provide an added lift in separate reports tuesday the Commerce department said construction spending in i ezember Rose i 4 percent while factory orders for new manufactured goods jumped 4 8 percent construction spending for All of last year was Down 3.1 percent from 1981 the biggest drop since 1943 factory orders in 198i dropped6 4 percent the biggest decline since 1949 18 become cardinals Vatican City it a i Pope John Paul ii elevated 18 men to Cardinal today adding to his Circle of close advisers the primate of his native Poland the Leader of the . Church s anti nuclear Campaign and. For the first time. A soviet resident the consistory combining traditions of ancient Rome with solemn roman Catholic rituals also put a converted jew into the College of cardinals for the first time in modern history archbishop Jean Marie Lutiger of pans. Who converted As a boy Dunn the nazi occupation off Ranee resistance urged Washington apr a top state department official says any Retreat from its decision to deploy nuclear weapons in Western Europe this year would be a the beginning of the end Quot of nato As an effective Alliance. Undersecretary of state Lawrence Eagleburger said tuesday night the nato countries must resist soviet political pressures not to install american cruise and Pershing ii missiles starting in december snowstorm heading toward great lakes by the associated press a blinding snowstorm drove toward the great lakes today after leaving shoulder High drifts in Texas darkening thousands of Homes in Kansas closing almost All highways in Western Oklahoma and causing 13 deaths including two men killed in a fiery truck train collision tornadoes and thunderstorms also whipped across the deep South on tuesday sending a boat sailing through the air in Florida and flooding streets in Mobile Ala a snowdrifts piled to feet High in Amarillo. Texans the Oklahoma Highway patrol said it had to Stop a fall traffic Quot into the Panhandle a a we be got a said patrol spokesman Kevin Mclain. It was same Story to the North a Mother nature is still dumping on said Rich Cistern. Police Chiel in Liberal. Kan., after a foot of Snow forced him to order All streets closed and ask for a shutdown of All businesses a in addition to the heavy Snow there Are Strong nor therly winds and that s what a causing problems with High said Hugh Crowther. Of the National weather services severe storms Center in Kansas City. To. The weather service said the Snow would spread from Nebraska to Illinois. Indiana More truckers strike by the associated press gunfire crackled across highways in 18 states As More groups of Independent truckers joined a nationwide strike while the teamsters Union called for police Protection of truckers still on the Road and a strike Leader said Drivers could help themselves by staying Home the strike which began in most areas monday was called to protest scheduled increases in the Federal fuel tax and Highway user fees that Independent truck Drivers say will drive them out of business. While violence and the threat of violence has reduced truck traffic in Many states especially at night retailers and the Federal government reported Little effect on shipping. Although some grocers warned of spot shortages if the strike continues officials reported shooting incidents in 18 states with acts of vandalism and sabotage including slashed tires fires nails on roads and bricks thrown through windshields in a total of at least 25 states. One trucker was killed and at least to were injured in eluding one Man who was in satisfactory condition after being shot in the Chest tuesday afternoon As he walked from an Indiana truck Stop by Midnight tuesday nearly too strike related incidents had been reported to state police in Penn Sylvania since the shutdown began More local truckers organization joined the shutdown tuesday notably in Ohio and Massachusetts meanwhile. Mike Parkhurst president of the Independent truckers association which called the strike and claims to represent 30,000 of the nation s too he Independent truckers urged truckers to a shut Down peaceably go Home and stay a shot fired from ambush tuesday night in Northern Indiana missed a truck but hit a Van carrying la school children wounding the Driver in the hip police said a teen Ager uttered a Skull fracture monday when a Brick bounced off a truck into the family car on the Penn Sylvania Turnpike and Michigan today with rain and freezing rain falling from Indiana to Southern new Fingland in the West another Pacific storm was blowing into California today by without the intensity of the string of gales that Tore into the West coast last week the storm system which spread West from Arizona and North to Illinois has claimed at least 13 lives since monday. A propane delivery truck unable to Stop at an icy Railroad crossing slammed into an 18-car freight train and burst into flames in Nortonville kan., on tuesday killing two men and critically injuring a third All three were passengers in the truck two men died of heart attacks while shovelling Snow in Wichita. Kan., and two people died tuesday in Iowa and Alabama in weather related traffic accidents in addition the storms on monday claimed seven lives a five on Texas highways and two in Louisiana tornadoes Kansas Gas and electric co. Said freezing drizzle tuesday snapped a 60-thousand-Volt line in southeastern1 Kansas knocking out several substations Snow Depths around Kansas included 14 inches in Concordia and Salina 13 inches at Russell and 9 inches in Topeka where gov. John Carlin sent state workers Home before noon and the legislature halted work

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