i » n -s I < n • • V » » I I I I I I- • I 1 * 1 ¥ i i L 1 I i 1 » i I I i J r - ^ » l i i i i j * / i i ( i \ ■ i i i i i i i • < V I I I 4 i e * x.„ - 1 * . I-. *w% ** I 1 I / / t We will do anything in reason to make this a better paper. Your suggestions will be ap preciated. Est; blished 1 8 6 6 P EN N Y A N , N . Y ., T H U R S D A Y , SEPTEM B ER 2 0 , 1 9 2 3 V o l. L V IIL — N o . 2 4 . W h o le N o . 2 9 9 8 WARRANT ISSUED FOR ARREST OF BENTON PASTOR _____:— ) 4 Charged With Kidnapping Grand-daughter Pastor Makes Statement On Saturday last Justice Randolph issued a warrant for the arrest of Rev. C. L. Saunders, pastor of the Methodist Church at Benton Center, on a chage of kidnapping. The com plaint was made by Mrs. O. C. Press ler, probation officer of Elmira, N. Y., and maternal grandmother of the little girl with whose kidnapping the minister is charged. The warrant is the outcome of trouble between parents-in-law over the custody of the children of Mr. and Mrs. John Delos Saunders, who were drowned on July 31st in Lake Waneta, Yates county. The drowned man was the son of the Rev. and Mrs. C. L. Saunders, and it is their granddaughter over whom the dis pute is being waged. Mrs. Pressler is the mother of Mrs. Saunders, who was drowned with her husband. Mrs. Pressler told Justice Randolph that shortly after the drowning of her daughter and Saunders, she was appointed guardian of the children, Frances, aged 3 years, and Robert, aged 3 months. About ten days ago, she said, Rev. C. L. Saunders came to Elmira to the Pressler home and took Frances, the little girl, for a visit to the Saunders home in Ben ton Center. On Saturday Mrs. Pressler, with her son, Philip, of Elmira, went to the home of Saunders for the child. Apparently no one was at home. Later Philip Pressfer saw the Saund ers family in a closed car on the way to Penn Yan. He jumped on the running board, and, with the butt of a revolver, smashed the glass of the car, making an attempt to take the Saunders child. The gun was taken from Pressler by Howard Wandell, Earl Newcomb and Glenn Anderson, and it was later identified as belonging to Emmett Nageldinger, town constable of Ben ton Center. The Saunders car pro ceeded on its way, and later the war rant was issued. Rev. Saunders claims to be acting under the advice of his attorney, J. O. Sebring, of Corning, who is conduct ing proceedings for the .Saunders family to adopt the girl, Frances. Rev. Charles Saunders, of Benton Center, made a statement on Tues day in which he said that he had secured an order from Judge Edwin Smith, of Bath, restraining the ser vice of the warrant and any further proceedings in the matter of his be ing charged with the kidnapping of his granddaughter, Frances Saund ers, 2 years old, of Elmira. Ac cording to Mr. Saunders he has ap plied for adoption papers in the Surrogate’s Court at Bath, at a hear ing which will be held October 1st. „ i ■- In his statement Mr. Saunders said that in as much as in the drowning of his. son and his son’s wife in Wan eta Lake, he lost a boy and Mrs. O. C. Pressler, of Elmira, a daughter, he suggested that Mrs. Pressler take the girl and he take the boy, Rob ert, who is still an infant. He says that it was his contention that the boy was too young to be in the care of hired help, as would be the case were he left in the Pressler home. While waiting for Mrs. Pressler to decide what would be done he heard that she had applied for guardian ship papers and went to Elmira to see what arrangements could be made. Mrs. Pressler was given charge of the children with the understand ing that they should be allowed to visit the Saunders family in Benton as had been their custom. On Friday last Mr. Pressler and son, Philip, who is about 22 years of age, came to the Saunders home and asked for the child. They were told by Mr. Saunders that he would have to wait until he could consult his attorney. The Presslers told him to keep the child in his home until the hearing in Bath, when, if the Presslers lost, Mr. Saunders might keep the children, or vice versa. This was apparently satisfactory, Mr. Saunders stated, and the men drove away. Later when he refused to give up the child, pending the out come of the adoption proceedings, Mr. Saunders says the warrant charg ing him with kidnapping was cured. AMERICAN LEGION BOYS HONORED Members of J ohnson-Costello Post Receive Merited Recognition At the State Convention of the American Legion, held at Saratoga Springs, Sept. 13, 14, and 15, the Yates County delegation were presented with a cup which was given as a prize to the county having the larg est percentage of increase in member ship over the previous year. Yates’ county’s percentage of 2.61 was 90 per cent, above Franklin county, the second highest. New York State Commander A. S. Callan in speaking of the prize, stated that this excep tional achievement of Yates county would go down in the history of the New York Department of the Ameri can Legion as one of the greatest events of his administration. Mr. Frank E. Monnin, Yates Coun ty Chairman, was unanimously elect ed to the State Office of Vice-Chair man of the 7th District which is composed of Cayuga, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne and Yates counties. Clarence R. Smith, Commander of the Johnson —Costello Post, made one of the most eloquent nominating speeches of the convention in which he gave County Chairman Monnin due credit for the splendid showing of Yates County under his administration during the past year. In his acceptance address, Chairman Monnin spoke of the splendid cooperation and friend ly spirit which had prevailed in Yates county during his administration, particularly in the Johnson— Costello Post, which, under Mr. Smith’s ef forts, had more than doubled its membership, and promised to do the best in his ability to repeat in the 7th district the ^plendid showing he had made in Yates county. As a result of the widespread pub licity given Yates county by State Commander Callan and others the members of the Yates county dele gation were guests of honor at several receptions and private parties. There is no doubt but that “Little Yates,’* as this county has been nick named, will be a factor in the future policies of the New York Department of the American Legion. A report of the Johnson— Costello activities during the past year was given to the Chairman of the State Committee on Post Activities and as a result of Johnson— Costello Post’s efforts Commander Smith was made a member of this Committee during the Convention. % County Chairman Monnin was a member of the War Risk Committee. Clarence S. Smith, Courtney Earle, John Hoban, Floyd Clawson and Jas. Lynch, who were delegates to the State Convention and attended the .variols caucus’ are now compiling a complete record of the proceedings of the Convention. At a County Caucus Mr. Floyd Clawson was ap pointed Historian to cover Yates county activities during the conven tion and these reports will be read at the next meeting of the Johnson— Costello Post. The prize tiup will be exhibited at the C. R. Smith Store on Main street, for the next week. Circle Inspection The annual inspection of Phil heridan Circle wras held last Thurs- ay afternoon, at their hall on Elm treet. Department President, Mrs. imily J. Tompkins was present and /as assisted in the inspection by De partment Senior Vice-President, Mrs. largaret Wethy, of Buffalo, and De- lartment Registrar, Mrs. Ella L. rrench, of Auburn. Most of the members of the Circle yere present and the State officers ongratulated them upon their work ,nd that of their president, Mrs. Ray Campbell. After the inspection a ocial hour was spent, the women of he Phil Sheridan Circle serving tea o their members and the visitors, itrs. Ray Campbell entertained at her :ottage on the lake, “Camp-Bell,” Ars. Emily J .Tompkins, Mr. and Mrs. Vethy and Mrs. Ella L. French, vhile they were in Penn Yan. The Phil Sheridan Circle, like all )f the patriotic societies of this to tality do considerable philanthropic work, not only among its own mem- )ers, but they answer calls for bene- zolence. * . ' « The motto of Poor Business. It pains to advertise! Life on Lake Keuka Whatever is the matter with the fish, I don’t know. For the past week we have tried all kinus of bait, fished close to shore and out in deep water and nothing but our trouble for our pains. Friday I received my old favorite kind of spoon from Frank Quackenbush and with it I caught two very nice pickerel. When the fish “lay off” for a week I notice that the few stray and foolish ones you happen to get are entirely empty, but, when they are biting good, they are always full of minnows. The two I caught each had a small sun- fish inside and, apparently, recently swallowed,'as digestion had not start ed. After this long fast the fish will feed ravenously and every one will be able to take them on any old kind of bait and any tackle, from a bent pin on a woolen string to a bed cord and shark hook. Go to it! A flock of young, nearly full-grown pheasants are visiting me nearly ev ery day and are eating grapes, Xvhere ever they can find any that are ripe. Gray squirrels are more plentiful than I ever saw them in the east. Once in the San Bernardino Moun tains, 40 miles from Red lands, up the Yucaipe Valley, I shot 23 in an af ternoon, Last year 1 permitted a couple of boys to hunt on posted lands which I controlled and request ed them to spare the squirrels. I counted 19 tails nailed up by 'one of the boys and don’t, know just how many the other boy did kill. I don’t think it wrong or unsportsmanlike to shoot squirrels, but 1 like to see them around and asked those whom I gave permission, to just humor me in my whim and let the half-tame beauties atone. Ingratitude is almost as great a crime as ignorance. Speaking of ig norance, what is more disgusting than a person “Educated beyond their in telligence?” My good and wise friend, the late editor of the Express, .said to me in our last talk— “How woefully ignorant the so-called literate are. Wouldn’t you think that if they lean ed up against a log school house on the outside they would absorb more knowledge through their pores than the majority of them possess at grad uation?” He aSked me, “How many men do you know who ever think?” He did- . not me'an repeating something some one else had said or what you had read in a book, but #eal, honest, down-right thought on any subject. How many do you know Mr. Reader? If a man meets me on the high way and says “Your money or your life,” I have one chance in a million to win out. If he breaks in at night to rob me I may possibly shoot him. But if he hides behind a woman and )eVs her take the money he has sign ed over to me, he only steals trash and loses his self respect and forfeits the right to be called an honest man. You often hear some one say— “Oh, he’s a good fellow, he’d pay if he had it,” It makes no difference in my dash account whether a man can’t pay, won’t pay, or don’t pay, I lose. And when a man goes back on his own signature and hides behind a skirt I lose as surely as if he#put his hand in my pocket while I slept and he runs no risk such as a decent rob ber would. Way back in the days when Penn sylvania had a Democrat governor, the Clerk of the House of Represen tatives was a friend of mine named “Danny.” We, at his suggestion, made a compact— “The one who dies first shall have his obituary written by the survivor.” 1 said: “Danny, that’s hardly fair, you’ve been a poli tician and made a name for yourself and done a tot of good. I’m only a private citizen and should I die first you couldn’t say much about me, but I could write columns about you. Just for fun, Danny, what could you say of me?” And Dan said: “Frank is dead. He wasn’t a bad sport. He never forgot a friend. He never forgave an enemy and he didn’t like a Jew,” and if Dan ny sees this (he will) please add, “he wasn’t particularly infatuated with the rng peddlers of Europe.” And I’ve met several of them' and also Mexicans, Philipinos, Japs, Chin ese, Russians, Pole, Slavs and the rest, plenty of ’em. THE HERMIT OF THE LONE PINE > Cold Snap Checks Ripening Fruit Harvesting of peaches and pears is being held up all through this section 1 owing to th& fruit not ripening dur ing the sudden cold spell. Truck farmers report this condi tion prevails with their crops of to matoes, peppers and all of the varie ties of vegetables which are usually ready for market in large quantities at this time. All crops will be from one to two weeks late, Yates Farm Bureau an nounces. ♦ Free Methodists Will Have New Pastor Evangelist Scovill has been con ducting meetings at the North Ave nue (formerly He^td street) Free Methodist Church. Rev. Oscar Gris wold has been appointed pastor of that church and of the Italy Hill church. He is a grandson of Wolcott Cole of this village, and is a graduate of Penn Yan Academy. \He received his training for the ministry at the Free Methodist Col lege, in Greenville, 111. suddenly swerved from the road, and crashed into a tree, throwing both men through the wind shield and severely cutting and bruising them. The machine was wrecked. Dr. B. S. Strait was called and found Timothy suffering from a brok en jaw, several cuts about the face and head, and a broken knee cap. Thomas was injured internally. They were taken to the Soldiers & Sailors’ hospital where first aid was given and later were taken in an ambu lance to Elmira. The men were on their way to call on Dudley Holmes on the Branchport Road. Thomas is an internal revenue col lector. Mrs. J. V. Robertson, who was, a member of an automobile party which saw the accident, and who is a registered nurse, assisted in caring for the men and accompanied them in the ambulance o Elmira. ♦ The best way to find out just what is the matter with your car is to ask a rival make. Governor Will Visit Local Site Walter Tower Praised for Work Elmira Men Injured As Driver Lights Cigar -------------------------------------- / Two Elmira men, Thomas J. and Timothy Connelly, brothers, were se- serely injured on Sunday last on the Second Milo Hill Highway, as a result of one of them los ing control of the automobile in which they were driving. The driver turned the wheel over to the other occupant of the machine while he attempted to light a cigar. The car was stowed down, but it At the recent meeting of the Cham ber of Commerce a matter of both local and State importance was dis cussed. This matter was one dealing with the proposed visit of Governor Smith to Yates county on September 12th. Since that meeting it has been definitely decided that the Governor will visit the Bluff Point site of the proposed State Park on Friday, Oc tober 12th,. and that at that time he will pick and pack a basket of grap es which he will seal, -address and send to Mrs. Smith at the executive mansion in Albany. It is-proposed to take the governor across the lake to the Keuka side, where a view of the Bluff may be had. The Finger Lakes Association has tendered the Governor an invitation to be its guest on a sight-seeing tour of the Finger Lakes Region on Octob er 11th and 12th. He will attend a banquet at the Glen Springs in W a t kins on October 11th. On October 12th he will be' escorted by a dele gation from this village to the his torical Bluff Point property. Another item of interest which might be spoken of at this time is the tribute paid Mr. Walter B. Tow er, president of the Penn Yan Cham ber, by A!. U. McCormick, of Corning. Mr. McCormick stated that unless a close watch was kept on the Cham ber’s president, some x neighboring and larger interests would steal him. As an instance of his ability Mr. Mc Cormick cited the fact that one year ago when Mr. Tower became presi dent of the local chamber, the mem bership numbered 39. Since that time he has boosted the membership to 225. In connection with this trib ute we reprint an editorial which ap peared in the Rochester journal and Post Express on Tuesday last: THE HABIT OF DOING It^Can Be Cultivated, as This Little 6 Chronicle Proves A year and a half ago the Cham ber of Commerce of Penn Yan, vil lage of 5500 alert people, had 39 members, met rarely— its board of directors only when called— and the effect of its activities upon the com munity was scarcely visible to the naked eye. Then Walter B. Tower became un paid president. He is the kind of men who, when he wants a thing, keeps going until he get it. You know the type— genial, tireless, per sistent— by sheer push shoving the most inert forward. Today the Penn Yan 225 members, most of stepping and something seems to be doing every minute. If you ask him, Tower will tell you the secret. He gives every member something to do. And he keeps after him until he does it. The night he was elected he called a- board meeting. “W e ’re not used to this unless there is something special,” a member said. “You will be from now on,” Tower replied, “ for there’s always going to be some thing special.” And there is. It can be done anywhere. chamber has them quick ♦ With The Rotarians Penn Yan Golfers Meet Canandaigua The luncheon on ^Tuesday was in charge of Percy Griffiths. The speaker was Prof. DeMelt, who ex plained very minutely the origin and history of our Constitution. Tuesday was “Constitution Day” all over the United States and the talk given by the superintendent of schools was particularly well adapted to the time. Prof. DeMelt was chosen to give the talk or the reason that his knowledge of - the history of the United States is almost un limited. The talk proved not only interest ing, but also instructive to those who were fortunate enough to hear it. The birthday of “Bill” Tylee was celebrated. His birthday really took place on September 15th, but as “Bill” had to celebrate it alone, the Rotarians assisted him with their company on Tuesday. Wednesday several members of the local club went to Geneva to take part in the inter-city meeting with Geneva club. The names of those who went follows: C. R. Andrews XE. J. Walker Calvin Russell . Walter Tower W . S. Peck I. L. Yetter A. H. Mitchell Clarence Campbell A. L. Hollingworth David Miller J. J. Mcpiligott Percy Griffith Ghas. Whitfield Joseph Craugh H. M. Smith Dr. John Hatch Wm. J. Tylee Chas. T. Andrews john C. Brooks Harry Putnam Merv. Rapalee W . E. Burnell John Zimmerman Welles Griffeth Harry Morse Leman Conley Arthur Nelson Granges Prepare W in ter Program Granges are preparing thejr pro grams of winter work. During the summer and harvest season only a few meetings were held, owing to the rush of farm work. Barrington Grange held a special meeting Wednesday night at which time the third and fourth degree work was given to a class of twenty candidates. The Penn Yan team put on this work. Waneta Grange. is to meet Sep tember 29. Last Sunday twenty-seven golfers went to Canandaigua to play a match with the club there. Apparently Canandaigua did not realize that there were so many en thusiastic golfers in Penn Yan, for they failed to provide a sufficient number of opponents for the Penn Yan class, and a number of the Penn Yan boys had to play among them selves. However, the boys had a most enjoyable time and were later dined by the Canandaigua Club at the Canandaigua Hotel most sump tuously. Foursomes were made up for medal playing- and consisted of the follow ing teams, whose scores appear oppo site their names, Canandaigua win ning the match by 6 points: Babley and L. R. D e x ter .............. 10 Hayes and M iller............................... 14 H. B. Walker and L. E. Dexter .. 9 Johnson and Smith ....................... 10 ShOrt and Brooks ........................... 14 Cougevan and Lewis . .................. 14 Lebbon and Townsend ............ 27 Coons and Pierce ........................... 1 ___ * Hopkins* and ’Corcoran ................... 8 Hugo and Aldrich ........................... 16 Rogers and Halstead ....................... 9 Cullinane and Crego .................... 20 Russell and Hollingworth ............ 15 MacCauley and Robinson . . . . . . 11 E. J. Walker and Smith ............... 7 Barringer and Meech . . . . , .......... 20 Tylee and Andrews ......................... 10 Fowle and MacFarlanei ................ 10 Some of Penn Yan’s best players were not able to participate in the contest, but it is hoped that Canan daigua will send a good representa tion here next Sunday, that that they may have an opportunity to make a better showing on the home course. -------------------------------------- ♦ ---------- Home Has Friends PRIMARIES RESULT IN LIGHT VOTE J. H. Underwood and Dr. George V. Butler Receive Nominations There were several reasons which accounted for the light vote in Yates county on Primary Day, t’he chief one being that there was no contest here. The Republicans were agreed that Mr. Underwood was* the logical candidate for Member of Assembly and the same thing was true of the others whose names were on the bal- lot Tuesday. Another reason for the Primary vote falling, below normal was the fact that this is the busi est time of the entire year in the fruit belt. Men and women who has never wavered from that po litical course. That the straight forwardness and unswerving purpose of the man was known by others of the party can be understood, when several positions of trust and respon sibility which he has held is review ed. He was born in Yates County and has always been interested in the welfare and civic well-being of the little county in western New York. He served as clerk of the Yates County Board of Supervisors, and also would allow nothing to keep them as a member of that body (or about from the polls* under ordinary con- n*ne' years* He held a clerkship in ditions are working to the limit this Assembly at Albany, later be- At the monthly meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Guertha Pratt Home last Monday, a report was made by the building committee. The work of repairs is progressing rapidly and it is expected that it will be completed this month. Sev eral seubscriptions have been sent in which have made it possible for certain work to be done which were not in the original plans for repairs. They were badly needed -and by the generosity of some of the friends of the Home, work has been done which will add much to the comfort and convenience of the building. If there are any others who would like to aid in this worthy cause, they can give their subscriptions either to Mrs. # Dennison, President of the Board, or to William N. Wise. The Guertha Pratt Home is in no sense a charitable institution, as it is main ly self-supporting, but, like all homes, occasionally there has to be. repairs added. Because of, the high cost of labor and material this has been put off until it had to be done for the comfort of the members of the Guer tha Pratt household. Although this was not entirely provided for when the work started, money from unex pected sources has come in, and it is earnestly hoped that there are others who will feel prompted to help at this time. It will cost less and be more satisfactory if everything which needs to be done to the Home can be done now. If there are other friends of the institution who feel that they can help at this time it will be greatly appreciated. Yates County’s Share Income Tax County Treasurer Har^y O. Bennett has just completed the apportion ment of the first installment of Yates County’s share of the State Income Tax for 1923, which amounts to $14,- 841.47; and he has distributed to the various towns; and villages as their share, the following amounts: Barrington ................ ‘ ............... $804.63 Benton ......................................... 1823.12 Italy .............................................> 550.09 Jerusalem ................................... 1901.08 Middlesex ................................... 901.82 Milo .......... 2556.51 Potter . . . . ................................... 913.86 Starkey ................................ 1658.16 Tcrrey ........................... 884.45 Dundee — . ............................... 583.60 Dresden............................*.......... 108.43 Penn Yan ................................... 2005.56 Rushville* ................................... 150.16 The first installment of Yates coun ty’s share of this tax for 1922, was $12,317.75, representing an increase of $2523.72. P. Y. A. Tennis Tourna ment The tennis tournament now under way at Penn Yan Academy is attract ing a great deal of interest. Forty- five men entered and the play has now reached the third round. Three professors are entered and accorded a good chance of winning. The Ten nis\ Club has donated a magnificent silver loving cup, which Mr. Imbrie, as president, will award to the win ner. Following is the third round: Barden vs. Ballard. Proft DeMelt vs. Prof. Wettell or L. Sherman. Prof. Challis vs. Craugh. Kinne vs. Blye or W . Calhoun. ♦ September Meeting of Gu-ya-no-ga Chapter ■ The September meeting of the Gu-ya-no-ga Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, will be at the home of Mrs. H. D. Winter’s, Thursday, September 27th, at two o’clock. Mrs. Winters and Mrs. Her bert Fitzwater will be hostesses. . fall, trying to get their fruit on the market. Although the crop in most localities is below the usual produc tion, the scarcity of help makes ev ery moment count with those who live in- the rural districts. e There are several contests over the county for the offices of supervisor and road commissioner, which will be decided at the caucuses. At the general election in November the . i Republican Party is depending upon every voter doing his duty, both in going to,'vote and in supporting the candidates which his party has chos en. Those who do not take part in the Primary nor attend the cau cuses, should be willing to allow those who do attend to choose the men and women whose names will coming assistant postmaster, and finally postmaster of the Assembly. His knowledge of the routine of the Assembly makes him a well qualified and valuable man for Yates county to send as a representative to that body. In Middlesex, where bis home is, he is a fruit buyer, being associated with Lovell Adams, in the fruit and produce business. His integrity is unquestioned and Yates county vot ers will make no mistake when they * entrust their Assembly affairs to “Jim” Underwood. * A new face has appeared in the political circles of Yates county. Dr. George V. Butler—a promising young physician of this village, has appear upon the ballots. Absenting | cast his hat into the ring for the one’s self from the polls does not give any voter a logical reason for being dissatisfied with candidates. The theory of Primary Day is based upon the majority ruling and whether a . voter does or does not take part in it, he should bear in mind that the theory of the Government of the United States is based upon majority rule. It has been estimated that three-quarters of the value of a vote is tost, if the voter does not vote in the Primary and does not take part in Party Councils. The way to ensure Party victory is for every man and woman to stand behind their Party candidates, and give the Republicans a chance to serve the people of the Empire State another year. A great deal is ex pected to the up-to-date vote at the coming election, to off-set the Tam many vote in New York City. The Republican nominee for Mem ber of Assembly from Yates County —James H. Underwood— is one of the trustworthy and substantial citizens of the county which he will undoubt- l. JAMES H. UNDERWOOD edly represent in the State Assembly. His first vote was cast for the Repub lican party and since that time he DR. GEORGE V. BUTLER i position of Coroner, on the Republi can ticket. ■ t While Dr. Butler has but recently adopted Penn Yan as his residence, his popularity has- far outdistanced his acquaintanceship. / The success wtfich he has met in his practice o f medicine^since his arrival in our vil lage two years ago is evidence that he is worthy of notice in political contests. * Dr. Butler is a graduate of Buffalo University, and although having been born in Syracuse, he claims Penn Yan as his home. ' Having been interested in politics since he first made use of the priv ilege of voting, he is now in a posi tion to give the best in return for the confidence which the voters have in him. The -duties of a coroner are manifold, and the up-to-date knowl edge which. Dr. Butler possesses of such duties makes him thoroughly competent to attend to. the require ments of the office. Yates county will do well to give the required number of votes to Dr. Butler wheq the time arrives in No vember. Wm Not Build New Station Yates County’s Hall o f Fame The village board has received a communication from A. J. Jaggard, relative to the request forwarded to him last week for a new Pennsylvan ia station in this village. In his com munication Supt. Jaggard stated that, owing to the augmented expense which, the division had undergone for the past several months, and the condition of finances at present, that it would be an impossibility for the division to erect a new station in the village at this tme. He stated,-how ever, that it was his intention to make some improvements to the pres ent building, such as raising it, rais ing the platform, painting, and other needed improvements. ♦ Eighteen nations will be represent ed ’when 1150 young women report on the campus of Vassar College Friday, preparatory to the opening of the Fall semester. There are 299 students in the entering class. This year witnesses Vassar’s highest en rollment. ■/ i Under the above caption we will publish each week the likeness and a brief sketch of prominent residents of our town and county. Our purpose in doing this is to give those men and women who have al ways been first to give their time and assistance and encouragement toward the development and better ment of the community and who have been prominent in village life, a bit of deserved praise while they are here to enjoy it. Contrary to the usual custom, we do not care to wait until the time comes to write an obituary. Obitu aries are depressing work, and, any way, the ones to whom they are ad dressed never see them, and are not interested in the mistakes which are made in them. t . W e ask—why wait until a person dies, and then “throw bouquets?” The subject of our first sketch is Hon. George R. Cornwell and will be found on page three. $ 4 i f >ictur?) housr ) thefoe 5 otic. 1. years. Vl 1 • v ' >/ - V v : •=r ■ ■ V brought into the village. the\ council -.rir.e.-’—\ ddne; A* I • ' * •v*»- l all of the time.— E i . i \ >••1 S. 9 *vc \ 0 1 ' i n n f X •*, m ■■■ ■ ■ k .