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Herkimer Evening Telegram (Newspaper) - May 31, 1986, Herkimer, New York 4--fveiling Telegram saturday. May 31, 1906 car a j Telegram opinion How memorial Day got started 9 by h. Paul Draheim a a a a a a a a Robert there Are reasons for big tax figure the numbers May scare a few Oters by themselves. But there is justification behind the big figures. I he Herkimer school Board unanimously apprised a so.7 million budget on wednesday that Nim foes for local it liter relies on june la. The budget Calls for a $21.17 per is too of assessed value tax increase in the town of Herkimer and an increase of $47to per $1,000 of assessed valuation in the town of Little Falls. The tax increases an significantly larger than those approved last year or the pre Viou ear. I traditional a Herkimer voters have been frugal in their assessment of tax increases on school budget. It is not uncommon for them to automatically vote Down any budget that Calls for any sizeable tax increase univ of draw out the budget process item by item. Of past history is any indication of what May Hap in this year the 1186-87 budget could lose the first time around 41. Again citing past history the voters will go against an austerity budget. I hey have enough sense to see the value in particular programs the school sponsors such As music sports Etc. A has been documented Many times before. Herkimer is the victim of a state formula which classifies it As a wealthy school District. Thus they get less state Aid and have to pick up a greater percentage of District costs than neighbouring districts. A we see it. There is Little fat left in the hcs budget for 1986-87. Common sense says s24.17 is a sizeable tax increase that will scare away let eople. People on fixed incomes would feel the Pinch. However common sense also dictates that certain items Are a priority and that education of our children with some Basic elements is a necessity. There Are no easy ways around the fact that the tax increase called for simply helps provide what other students who have gone to Herkimer schools have gotten. Are the students of today any less important Herkimer voters ought to seriously consider the budget and the proposed increase before they simply vote it Down because of a big tax increase. The Only Way to get the figure Down is to Cut programs and people. Neither one of those options looks like a Good idea. A tip of the hat to these people the evening Telegram congratulates the following persons Anil or organizations for their accomplishments contributions within the Community this past week a Jennifer l. Crossway of Ilion for being selected to compete in the miss Junior America pageant in june. Crossway a runner up in the Little miss Herkimer county Beauty contest. State winners will go on to the National finals in october. A Nick bullish an electronic technology teacher at Herkimer county bolls for being named vocational teacher of the a ear by his fellow colleagues. Dudish was named for the award Over too teachers. Ile has taught for 18 years. A Linda Ruehmeier of Iccy for receiving a $660 scholarship from the american association of retired persons. A est Canada v Alley students Julia Neckerman. Matt Lesniak. George Piper and David Harodecki for producing an award winning Public service announcement on drunk driving. The contest was sponsored by the Herkimer county Stop do i program. A newly elected president Carol Buttenschon of the Crow Ley Barnum american legion auxiliary of Mohawk and other newly incoming officers of the Post. A six local merchants for donating Over $6. Uni in funds from a Charity Ball to the Herkimer county arc for renovation of a workshop for clients at the arc. A retiring Rocc president Robert Mclaughlin honoured this week by colleagues for his Many years of service to the Community and the College. Today in history by the associated frets today is saturday May 31. The 151st Day of 1986 there Are 214 Days left in Cie year today a highlight in history on May 31, 1889 a massive flood claimed the lives of More than 2, people As the City of Johnstown awas inundated after a dam break on this Date in 1819, the poet Walt Whitman was born in 1910, the Union of South Africa was founded in 1913, the 17th amendment to the Constitution which provides for the popular election of u s. Senators was declared in effect in 1916, British and German fleets fought the Battle of Jutland off Denmark in 1961, South Africa became an Independent Republic. In 1962. World War ii Gestapo chief Adolf Eichmann was hanged in Israel in 1970, tens of thousands of people in Peru died in an earthquake ten years ago Martha Mitchell the estranged wife of former attorney general John n Mitchell died in new York of cancer at age 57. Five years ago More than 250,000 mourners gathered in Victory Square in Warsaw. Poland for the funeral of Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski. Who had died three Days earlier. The Way it was every newspaper tries to capture the essence of life the Way it is the Way it could be and the Way it was. In an Effort to provide that mix the evening Telegram invites its readers in Send in historic photos of events places or other unusual things to be published on a periodic basis generally speaking photos of just one person would not fall in that category photographs from 1950 and Back will be Welcome. Special care and attention will be Given to historic prints. Send the photos care of a the Way it was a evening Telegram. Ill Green St Herkimer n y. 13350 or hand deliver the prints to the office. By h. Paul Draheim Herkimer county historian during the week just closing folks throughout the nation had an Opportunity to pay homage and memorialize the nations armed service heroes. The observances on monday. May 26. And Friday May 30, comprised the Beautiful ceremonies of decorating the Graves of those who had served the United states in times of warfare either on american soil or in far off foreign lands at sea and in the air. It All started on May 30,1869 when on order of general John a. Logan commander of the grand army of the Republic and Day was set aside to remember the War dead those who paid with their lives in the service of their country. The occasion then fittingly called decoration Day was made possible through the organization of the grand army of the Republic Garan organization of the Union soldiers who served in the civil War formed in 1866 at Decatur. 111. It spread to other states very rapidly a convention held in november that year being attended by delegates from ten states the second a Encampment a was held in Independence Hall. Philadelphia in 1968. And Gen Logan of Illinois was elected commander in chief after that Date annual conventions were conducted by 1910 an enthusiastic and Well attended convention was held in Atlantic City. After that the ranks of the Veteran order rapidly depleted by death affiliated organizations included the women a Relief corps arc the Loyal ladies league Illand the sons of veterans on the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg in july 1913, a great reunion of the Gar with Confederate veterans was held at Gettysburg the ceremonies including scenes representing incidents of the Battle decoration Day. Later called memorial Day. 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I. Hyb the Cirei to new Peji in merrier Geenty a a it of i scrapbook no. 1918 cemeteries throughout Herkimer county contain the final resting place if the War dead. One of these is in the town of Norway in which May be found the Graves of soldiers of the French India revolutionary War of 1812, civil War. Spanish american and world wars i and ii. At Andru town there is a Boulder with a Tablet in memory of the Brave patriots who suffered and died in the massacre on july 18.1778 the full text of Lincoln a Gettysburg address May be seen on an historic Marker in Eastern Park. E main st., Little Falls it bears the inscription Gar. An Eagle and other emblems. Andrew Lucas. Oresto Lustumbo Charles j. Mass James. P. Moynehan Antonio Malerba Charles w. Mcgraw John a. Meyers. Michael Palowski Robert e. Patterson Gail 0. Phillips Arthur Raak John l Scott Ward Shepard Burds d. Vanhennick Carey j. Walrath Carlton d. Walrath and Vincent Weliczka in Herkimer there is a soldiers Section in Oak Hill cemetery containing Many of the War dead originally interred in what now is known As Myers Park the Park however instead of containing Graves now has a Granite Monument containing the names of men of Herkimer who made the supreme sacrifice in world wars i and ii there Are 34. World War i names and 69 world War ii dead. The world War i names Julian Andrukonis. Harold h Bellinger. Frank Beloiu. Roy f Brockway. William Brown. Francesco Capozzelli. Hiram w Coffen Leo Decker. Macro diverging. Morton c. Evans. Leroy b Folts Anthony George. Raymond s. Hall Leslie f. Hellenack. Raymond w Jones. Edward Keller Joseph g. Kessler. There Are 69 names listed under world War ii they Are George l Abbott Michael Alexczuk Frank Anthony Edward Barker Andrew Buell Webster Chase sr., Charles Cole Douglas Congelton Dominick Cristelia Robert Decker Frank Dedominick Carl Domann jr., Irving Douglas. Vincent j. Dugan James s Eagan Frederick Engert. Joseph j. For tunello Nicholas Foti Jarvis Getman Nellis Heath Floyd Helmer. Carl Hemstreet Leslie e. Hoffman jr., Stefan Janeka Maynard l. Jones Ranthony Kaboski Warren Kast Maurice Reddell Robert n. Kenna Eugene w Riley Frank p. Kozakowski Walter a Lavigne Gordon h. Layman Bert Lepper Raymond Lewis. Raymond Lubey Robert Lyons Paul Marechek Anthony Massaro Robert Mayo Emanuel Mazzola Robert e Miller Royce a Miller John a. Monaco Benjamin Morra Harold r Murphy Michael Haspany Richard Pelion Robert Pelion Bernard r Petrie Michael Pliseck Albert w Richie Jack Rosenkrantz Robert Schuyler Robert Staley Walter j. Storinsky. Clarke w. Tallman James Taylor Albert Thompson Jess Vandelinder Raymond Vedder. Beman Wagon James Watson Howell Weber. Theodore weingates Charles Wood Benjamin Yelle Edward Yelle and Gilbert Yette. A dedicated in memory of Herkimer \ men who died in the korean War a Victor Cheney and John Franchino. Those in the Vietnam War Brian. Burdick Richard Graham Ronald a Moore Phillip m Cirillo and William a k. Marcin. In the town of Manheim is the old yellow Church originally reformed and lutheran founded in 1773. Hie Church Yard cemetery contains final resting place of 50 revolutionary War veterans. _ the names Cpl. William Feeter. Capt John Keyser jr., capt. Henry Ritner it. Peter Loucks it. Adam Bellinger. Ensign Adam staring John Keller Paul Nelson Bartholomew. Pickert John Boyer Jacob Hoover John Hoover Henry Keller Jac it it Keller Peter Keller John m Petrie Nicholas Keller Jacobus Van Slyke John Casselton John Visser Garret Van Slyke car it i Kingsley Adam Bidleman Ludwick Moyer Anthony Kaughman Henry \ staring j Henry Davis Cpl. Michael Keyser Barnard Keyser Henry Keyser Peter Kilts. John Windecker Frederick win Decker Nicholas Windecker Hendrick Klock Henry Broat Joseph Neumann Stephen Neumann Jacob staring a Dytrt John Van Slyke John Carterjr. There Are Many other monuments and markers throughout the county on which is permanently inscribed the names of those who gave of their lives in defending the causes of Liberty Freedom and the preservation of american Way of life to All these heroes the scrapbook acknowledges their greatness by presenting an official military Salute of respect. Distributed by King features Syndicate Sik it Miami Herald Webster was political intelligence hero by Jeffrey Hart we Are not very much aware of Daniel Webster today he belongs to that period before the civil War when the us. Senate seemed to talk endlessly about the Tariff and such then important and now forgotten issues but i have been Reading a recent Book about Webster by Maurice Baxter of Indiana University called a one and inseparable Daniel Webster and the Union Quot published by Harvard. It portrays a great but flawed Man but one whose intellectual qualities in a crisis it is Good to contemplate his flaws Are easily stated he grew up poor in Rural new Hampshire made his Way through Dartmouth College read Law in a Boston office practice Law ran for office and spent his mature years in Public life As senator and Secretary of state he was careless of appearances where Money was concerned spent far More than his income justified and relied on sweetheart Loans from Banks and businessmen. By today s standards his financial behaviour involved flagrant conflicts of interest by the standards of 1840 and 1850 it raised eyebrows. I can find no evidence that he was dishonest but on the great Issue of the Day the nature of the Union and the Means of preserving it he strikes us As conservative View playing a heroic role and As exhibiting a kind of Ideal political intelligence the Issue of nullification had been a major one at least since 1832, and then Over the Tariff could a state and in this Case sen. John Calhoun s South Carolina nullify an act of congress9 the Issue of nullification picked up steam As the slavery question became added to it. Could South Carolina nullify legislation designed to restrict Extension of slavery to the new territories opening up in the West Webster stood in the midst of the unfolding conflict arguing for a set of priorities which would preserve the Union. On one Side of Webster sat that Brilliant Calhoun dying by Early 1850 but arguing brilliantly on constitutional grounds for a states ultimate sovereignty. On websters other flank were the convinced abolitionists for whom slavery was an absolute evil to be extirpated forthwith. They were especially Strong in Webster s own state of Massachusetts eloquent men like Theodore Parker and the Quaker poet Whittier. Webster sought in great speech after great speech to assert against both sides As he saw then the higher priority of preserving the great Republican Experiment of 1787, an Experiment of global importance for what it meant to the principle of self government. Webster was furious with the abolitionists. Such persons he thundered a Are disposed to mount upon some particular duty As upon a War horse and to drive furiously on and upon and Over All other duties that May stand in the Way. They Deal with morals As with mathematics and they think what is right May be distinguished from what is wrong with the precision of an algebraic he considered the agitation of the abolitionist societies a dangerous nuisance to Calhoun emaciated and listening in silence he spoke for the Union. A i wish to speak today not As a Massachusetts Man nor As a North pm Man. But As an american and a member of the Senate of the United states. I speak today for the Proser vation of the Webster left no doubt about what might lie Down the Road ahead. A secession peaceable secession sir your eyes and mine Are never destined to see that where would the Boundary line be would the vital Trade artery of the Mississippi be Cut what would become of the army the Navy the common properties of the United states Webster envisioned a Compromise slavery would not flourish outside the great Cotton plantations. It would certainly not flourish in the american Southwest. In the Long run it could not flourish anyway. Webster favored federally compensated freeing of the slaves plus re settling them elsewhere the latter a much talked about idea Over the years which he May not have considered a serious proposal. Websters attempt at Bridge building failed. It lacked the purity of the extreme principles being asserted both by Calhoun and his followers and by the abolitionists. A so fallen Quot wrote Whittier a so lost the Light withdrawn which once he wore the glory from his Gray hairs gone forever and yet it is far from Clear that websters Aims were a bit less Noble than the Aims of his antagonists a which were inevitably civil War. Websters priorities were very different and he had them firmly in mind. He stands As a hero of the political intelligence. Texas lawmaker takes on Pentagon a a a mme a a pfc. To Washington by Jack Anderson and Joseph Spear Washington rep Jack Brooks a Texas the Cigar chomping world War ii Marine Veteran who Heads the House government operations committee rarely takes no for an answer a especially when he a dealing with the brass hats at the Pentagon. We Hile some colleagues go for the easy headlines with horror stories of overpriced Coffee pots and toilet lids a and then drop the crusade when the press loses interest a Brooks pursues the less glamorous examples of Pentagon waste. And with a unique combination of stubbornness and wry humor he perseveres until he gets satisfaction. Brooks explains his outrage at the Reagan administrations spending priorities in one succinct sentence a a they re wasting tax dollars while they re cutting our school Brooks a most recent target is a Little publicized Pentagon satrap called the defense Security assistance Agency. Typically Brooks translates the Highfalutin title into a a the worlds merry go round biggest arms dealer it s this Agency that arranges sales to foreign countries of such military hardware As stinger missiles and automatic rifles in an average year these sales total nearly $13 billion. But Brooks a committee investigators have dug into the Agency a activities and concluded that hundreds of millions of dollars Are thrown away each year a perhaps As much As $1.7 billion just since 1981. They shared their findings with our associate Donald Goldberg. Some examples a Federal Law requires buyers of major weapons to pay at least a fair share of their Cost. But congressional and Pentagon audits showed that the Pentagon gives the weapons away More often than not. For instance research costs of $94 Rifi lion on Harpoon Maverick d and Tow 2 missiles were never charged to the buyers a in a Survey of $2.4 billion in missiles sales the Pentagon inspector general found that the arms had first been under priced by $4.6 million a and then under billed by an additional $10 million. A under charges totalling $90 3 million for one kind of Jet engine were uncovered and of $41.3 million for another Model. A besides Sloppy bookkeeping and inadequate control mechanisms that allow careless waste Brooks discovered that the Pentagon has frequently granted waivers on costs for selected foreign buyers. Between 1977 and 1984, More than $1.7 billion in weapons costs were deliberately waived for Egypt South Korea and five nato countries. Another recent target of Brooks a Bird dogs is the Pentagon a costly habit of letting defense contractors keep government equipment furnished to them for arms production. Of example a new Hampshire company was found to have More than $47 million Worth of government owned electronic gear in its warehouse some of it having been there for 15 years. The company was charging the Pentagon storage fees a $79,000 in 1985 just How much government Money is wasted every year in the defense department s chronic mismanagement. May never be frill known a Brooks said explaining 1 Quot government auditors can Only review Small samples of the one thing that irritates Brooks like an East Texas chigger is Pentagon officials willingness to a a rubber Stamps a the defense contractors every request. There is no reason to subsidize defense contractors in this fashion a he said. A a 1985 Navy study of profits at 22 major contractors showed that Over the last few years they have made More than twice As much profit Ort defense work As on their commercial endeavours a

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