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50 YEARS AGO – 1971

• Daniel Lynch, an economist from Plattsburgh State University College, predicts a “violent explosion of work” in a short period of time due to President Nixon’s announced continuation of the wage and price freeze. Lynch said a “contract is a contract” and those that were made before the 30 day period leading up to the August freeze must be honored or the workforce will work without a contract after November 13. . As to whether the gel was effective, Lynch says it’s questionable. In fact, it’s too early to tell, he says. But even if prices aren’t going up, unemployment isn’t going down either. He said he believes consumers should be encouraged to buy because if they buy, the industry will grow and more jobs will be created. Giving incentives to manufacture more goods is pointless unless there is a market for them.

• Plattsburgh is well ahead of most communities of similar size when it comes to hospital emergency care, Howard C. Read said Wednesday. Read, who is the executive director of CVPH medical center here, reacted to a recent report that questioned the treatment of emergencies at many hospitals. According to history, emergency care is inadequate in many hospitals in large cities as well as those in small communities. Read said the hospital is hiring four full-time doctors to cover the emergency room and is not using interns or residents. There are also no employed doctors who are not duly licensed, he added. “Instead, we are asking that all physicians be duly licensed in New York State,” he said. “I would say that this community has very exceptional emergency services at their disposal in that the doctors who look after the emergency room are also supported by the regular specialists of the medical staff.”

• State Police continue to investigate the theft of 150 pounds of explosive powder from the CIL munitions plant. Police said late Monday evening a seal from a trailer parked in the factory yard was broken and 150 pounds of Class A black powder removed. The boxes of powder were pushed under a fence and taken away, police said. The powder is highly explosive, police said, and valued at $ 57.

75 YEARS AGO – 1946

• Yesterday, farmers were assured that there will be no disruption in the service provided to them by the Farm Security Administration. Glen W. Lea, supervisor of the county FSA, said his office will continue to make new loans pending the creation later this fall of the Farmers’ Home Administration, a new agency created by Congress to take over the functions of FSA and the Emergency Crop and Feed Loan. Agricultural Credit Administration Division. In addition to implementing the FSA supervised credit program and the crop and feed loan program, the new agency is authorized to provide government loan insurance to farmers.

• As scientists, using radar and reporting that they “saw” a meteor exposure beyond the clouds for the first time on record, many residents of Plattsburgh observed chunks of comet Giacobin-Zinner fly in space and became visible when they struck Earth. ambiance and flamboyant. They looked like celestial rockets and displayed various colored speeches. Dr John R. Rusterholtz, a science professor at Plattsburgh State Teachers College, in a telephone call with the Press-Republican, said that at around 10:15 p.m., after a cloud bank had dispersed, he counted 361 flying pieces of a comet in half an hour. The display was staged when the comet and earth swayed several million miles from each other last week. Now the earth is only 131,000 miles from where the comet’s head was a week ago.

• Robert C. Booth, president of the Plattsburgh Chamber of Commerce, suggested yesterday that employers do workforce inventories and plant scans during National Physically Handicapped Employment Week October 6-12, in order to determine the availability of future jobs for disabled workers. “The aim of this week,” said Booth, “is to promote employment opportunities for people with physical disabilities in jobs that match their skills. Staff inventories will not only show that most establishments already employ workers. disabled workers, but that they are efficient workers, and thus illustrate the possibilities of other such jobs.

100 YEARS AGO – 1921

• AJ Duval of Ellenbourg; AE Ezrow from Keeseville and two women, one of whom is Duval’s wife, were arrested by customs collector Hochmeister near Chazy yesterday afternoon for violating section 87 of the national ban law . The group was on their way to Plattsburgh in a Ford passenger car and were stopped by Officer Hochmeister just this side of Chazy. In the car was a quantity of beer and the Ford and its occupants were taken to Rouses Point, where a further search of the car revealed six gallons of wine. The two women were released and the two men were brought to the city of Plattsburgh and brought to justice before US Commissioner Gilliland, who held the two men on $ 500 bail. Unable to produce the bond, the men were taken to the county jail.

• Will Reyell of Redford returned home yesterday after recovering at Champlain Valley Hospital from a strange accident which for a time caused loss of sight in one of his eyes. A few days ago, Mr. Reyell walked into his barn and found something flying around which in the dark he couldn’t make out. As he was about to catch him, the bird, which turned out to be a crane, pecked at his eye, practically blinding him for the time being. The injured man suffered a great deal and for a time they despaired of saving his sight. He was taken to Champlain Valley Hospital and placed under hospital care. Although the case seemed almost hopeless, the doctor eventually summoned the young man to retain the use of his eye, and he was sent home with almost complete recovery.

• Raymond Fessette, 19, of West Chazy was arraigned yesterday before municipal judge Charles A. Barnard on a charge of first degree robbery. Fessette is accused of stealing the Buick automobile belonging to the Mullen Brothers of Chazy, which serves as a bus between Rouses Point and Plattsburgh. The car was picked up outside the Cumberland Hotel around nine a.m. Tuesday night. He was seen heading for Keeseville with two men on board and was later arrested in Westport by Essex County Sheriff Dashnaw. Once caught, the car was only occupied by Fessette and he was taken to Elizabethtown where he was locked up until he was sent. Without a $ 1,000 bond, Fessette is being held in the Clinton County Jail.

– Compiled by Night Editor Ben Rowe

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