Saturday, July 22, 1961 . . . Page 12
From Humble Origin to Judgeship
-The American Pomise Is Fulfilled
The Newburgh relief shake-out
will have been worthwhile if it accomplishes no more than it already
has-causing cities across the nation
to take a close look at what is going
on at local level in the administration of relief.
Clip this and show it to some youngster you know. It is the heart-warming
account of home-building and of family
and personal achievement in America.
It was recounted this week as congratulations piled up in the office of Judge
Domenick L. Gabrielli of Bath on his
appointment to the State Supreme Court.
that Judge Gabrielli was born in Rochester, his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Rochy Gabrielli, moving to Bath when the
judge was 3. Few know the family
story his parents recalled for friends and neighbors.
The father came to America in 1907, worked
as a section hand
on the Delaware and Lackawanna, and
returned to Italy to be married in 1911.
"Never did we think when we stepped
off the boat that February morning in
1912, that our son would one day be a
justice of the State Supreme Court''
Rochy Gabrielli told a reporter for the
Hornell Tribune the other day. "We
knew the promise of great opportunity
available in America and our hopes were
high, but this we didn't even dream of."
The father saved money from his
railroad job and in time became a citizen
and a businessman of substance. There
was no money for extras when Judge
Gabrielli was a boy, but the boy and
his parents were determined that he
should have an education. His mother
told it thus:
"I never went to school in the old
country and his father only went three
years., Domenick got up at 4 in the morn-
ing to work on a milk route, came home
at 8 to get dressed for school, and then
afternoons delivered newspapers.
"He also worked as a shoeshine boy
during the school year. Summers he
worked with his father as a section hand."
Money the boy was able to save went
into a college education fund, but it was
far from enough. He worked at odd jobs
to get through St. Lawrence University
and Albany Law School.
Yes, clip this story and show it to
some youngster - preferably one who
thinks (because that's what so many of
his elders keep telling him) that there
ought to be more scholarships or
bigger student loans or even more
special government aid for young
people wishing to go to college.
. . . Exit Bowles?
Not since the days of the old-time
radio fight broadcasters-"He's up. He's
down. Now he's up again." - has there
been anything quite like the Washington
reports this week on the past, present and
possible future of Undersecretary of State
From all that was said and written,
it is difficult to sort out the facts, but
they appear to have been as follows:
Somebody leaked the word that President Kennedy was going to transfer or fire
Bowles. It could have been friend or foe.
It could have been a White House intimate showing off his inside knowledge
for cocktail party friends. It could have
been a Bowles intimate trying to head off
the firing. If the latter, it worked.
The President could not possibly have
let Bowles go after the uproar that developed with the leak. Instead of bidding
Bowles adieu, when he had him in for
lunch at the White House, the President
had his press secretary say that of course
Bowles was staying right on.
Friends and supporters of Bowles
offered all manner of reasons why
enemies were out to get him. The basic
reason, however, as one of the sounder
columnists, William S. White, finally
pointed out, simply was that "Bowles
was not doing his job very well."
Another, Arthur Krock, sized Bowles
up thus: "He is a dreamy global planner,
ever chafing against the chain of command which restrains him from taking
charge of the world himself."
Chester Bowles did a good job as ambassador in India and on other important
government missions. He is essentially a
promoter. He also looks out for No. 1.
Example: Word somehow got out at
Washington after the Cuba disaster that
Bowles had been against the invasion all
along! This is said to have pained the
President more than his backache. No
. . . No Surprise
The federal budget deficit for the last
12 months "exceeded all forecasts" and
totaled $3.9 billion.
The Associated Press, reporting this,
said representatives of the Kennedy administration "expressed surprise." Why?
Critics had been predicting this hair-
raising deficit for months.
Everybody knows and accepts the
necessity of upping space and defense spending.
What is objected to is the Kennedy
administration's drive to take care of
special groups and causes with new
spending programs, without stinting in
favor of vital needs.
Nor is any change likely. Democratic
Senator Harry F. Byrd, chairman of the
Senate Finance Committee, predicted this
week that the current year's deficit will
reach $5 to $7 billions.
Rep. Jessica M. Weis wrote her constituents:
"The federal deficit has been rising
at the rate of $1 million an hour since
President Kennedy took office, the federal payroll has been expanding at the
rate of more than four employes every
five minutes over the same period, and
there is no end in sight."
She deplored the Washington grab for
more and more control over our national
"Government cannot make lazy people
energetic, faithless people devout, dull
people bright, nor self-indulgent people
willing to sacrifice for others."
And that, friends, will do for the
"quote of the week". Any week.
YOU MAY COME OUT, CHESTER-
THE WHOLE THING HAS BEEN
CALLED OFF BECAUSE OF UNFAVORABLE WEATHER'
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