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The Massena observer. (Massena, St. Lawrence County, N.Y.) 1897-1989, May 07, 1959, Image 1

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wmm~*^\\v\yiy\yim*m^mmimmmmmmmmm*. See Wool. 3£\V^x Bemberg Crepe repeltant head e*p scarfs. of patterns r combinations. and Boy's 3 loth Sport caps available in and legionnaira mod- 25 Community Players Inc. Production 'All My Sons' Qpens 3 - Day Run Today Tonight, for the first tiraej Howard Clark; Sue Bayliss, Bet- since being re-activateed over.ty Tabor; Frank Lubey, Dr. two years ago, the Massena! Jerry Paerber; Lydja Lubey, Community Players, Inc., win, Pam Hooper; and BfKTBilly La- present a serious drama to a Pierre. Massena audience. The play is) Except for Howard Clark, who Arthur Miller's forceful \AH had a prominent role in last My/^ons\ and it wfll be seen fall's \The Philadelphia Story,\ through Saturday at the new all of these people are making hj|h school auditorium starting their first appearance on a Mas- a i 8 o'clock each evening. sena stage. The story of \All My SOBS\ Another innovation this year is concerns a well-to-do middle-J reserved seats for all three per- class family, the Kellers, and formances, although the regular their former neighbors and bus- admission price is being main- mess partner, the Deevers. Some' tained. Free coffee is a hospit- years previous to the opening of able \between. acts\ feature. the play, Keller and Deever , _ Clookeys Win New Auto, $4,000 Mink Coat na t U)1 ---HawM were charged with a war crime. Deever was convicted while Kel- ler was exonerated. The true sir>- of what had happened, and its effect on the various adults and children of both families is the basis for the drama. Much of the conflict revolves around the father-son relation- ship 'a favorite Miller theme), and the impact on it by a dom- inant, but not dominating, moth- er. While Joe Keller is the chief protagonist, with his son, Chris, a|i wife, Kate, sharing the spot- ufnt. Miller has ' conceived an unusuaMv well-balanced cast, so' rectly and a representative from that each of the characters has'Detroit is expected to contact his moment \ , them in the immediate future The cast is as follows: Joe 'about delivery of the auto. KelltT Nat Edeiman; Chris Kel-i The contest was conducted ler \:n Bissct; Kate Keller, Feb. 15 to Apr. 15. The Clookeys Evt-bn Tabor: Ann Deever, deposited their winning entry in Joanne McLean George Deever, the Massena Lincoln-Mercury Jim l.antrv. Dr. Jim Bayliss, ! Motor Co., E. Orvis St. VOLUME 69 — ISSUE 4314 F«M at MM—m. i<i. I. MASSENA, NEW YO 256 Workers Pledge $ 204,759 In School Drive >. server Cloudy, saowers possible this evening, dearing Friday. smr FAA Reports Mon.,'May 4 Tues., May 5 Wed t ,. Hay 6 Today, 11*30 am. n W 0. Y, MAY .7, 1950 Published Mouiari Mid Tkanfef* Mawcna ObMrver Vtibllikinf C*. *» JW JTV» 69 » 9. 78 16 «. 80 44 «. 10 Ceat& ft Cti r Mr. ana Mrs. Herman Cloo- key, 32 Talcott St., were notified by telegram last night they have won a new Mercury four-door se- dan and a $4,000 full-length mink coat in the Ed Sullivan Show Lmcoln-Murcury contest. Mrs. Ciookey said this morn- ing the coat will be shipped di- tosena Barracks, War 1 Veteran's Organization, To Install Officers May 17 •ach _ si^ to T. — f-h to 7>4. c Form fittrn* cmitear {isck. Nan-tat <wiv«l - gmmxanttti w! for life. li«» Wool- worth'* ta*r lw' away plan. r only $1.67 KING SIZE -. ? ABLE* 1!98 VAItXTE if tamp* decor*tto«. 1* Good seieetfss 88 #red J. Hollenbeck, national lommander of Veterans of War 1 of the United States, will re- '.urn to Massena from Washing- ;wi. by plane on May 17 .to' in- stitute the Massena Barracks or- ganization and install the offi- cers at the Veteran of Foreign Wars home. The Massena Barracks, a group made up of War 1 veter- an only, is the first organization ot its kind to form in St. Law- r,„o County. Mr. Hollenbeck, who was in Massena Monday confering with Mayor Thomas S. Bushnell, a War 1 veteran, and Formosa De- gree. Massena organizer, said that the installation and institu- tion here will be open to eligible War 1 veterans in the entire St. L^rence Valley as well as timr wives and general public. Similar barracks have been formed in Malone and Platts- burgh recently. Barracks organizations were first formed in 1953 in the United States. Mr. Hollenbeck laid that it was formed for the purpose of securing benefits for War 1 veterans only and to per- petuate the memory of the War iijeterans, similar to the Span- ish • American War veteran or- ganization. The national order is attempt- ing to secure a pension for War 1 veterans who are over 60 and who qualify under the law or for those who are without depen- dents and who have an income of $2,400 or less, and for those veterans who have dependents aod make less than $3,800. The Pension sought is a $100 per month. Barracks will also seek to se- cure an increase of the $50 per month pension for widows. M. George Duetsch, Buffalo, national chief of staff of Veter- ans of War 1, said that there are more than 1,900 Barracks throughout the nation including the Virgin Islands, Paris, Ire- land, Alaska and Hawaii. The Massena Barracks will al- ternate their meetings at the American Legion and the Earl J. Santimaw, VFW Post rooms. These veteran organizations have donated their post rooms ior this new grotnt. - Officers of the Massena JJatf- Barracks include: ComnHafler, John Lee, senior vicecommand- er. Howard Holcomb; service of- ficer, Thomas Bushnell; junior vicecommander, Joseph Hall; quartermaster-adjutant Thomas Townsend; chaplain, Georgl Jenkins; trustees, Adolph Na- deau, Amedeo Cappione, John 1 Gibson. Commander Hollenbeck re- called how Massena Branch first started. He said that he and Mr. Duetsch were confined to a Buffalo hospital, iron i c a 11 y enough with heart ailments. Their photographs appeared in a Buffalo newspaper and For- most Degree who was in Niaga- ra Falls at the time noticed the picture. \I've got to see' my friend, Mr. Hollenbeck,\ the Massenan remarked. He did. Formosa inquired about the Na- tional Barracks organization. \Before I knew it,\ Command- er Hollenbeck said, \a petition with 18 names from Formosa was on my desk in Washington.\ To show how strongly the two men are inclined in the Bar- racks operation, while they were confined to the hospital, they recruited 18 new members. Now St. Lawrence County and Massena gets its first chapter. oy to Lovej Speak at Award Dinner TO WATI BILLS VERY m Stort Htfft 8,7,8.1 J THim,aiij 9-9 9-6 q Philip Lovejoy will be the main speaker at the ninth an- nual award dinner of the Associ- ated Industries Accident Pre- vention Campaign in Massena Town Hall, Tuesday, May 12. Mr. Lovejoy is a speaker of rare ability who has addressed audiences in all parts of the globe. Born in Portland, Me., Mr. Lovejoy graduated from the University of Michigan and holds an honorary LLD from Midwestern University, Be wa* an officer in the U. S. Army in- World War 1, has been an edu- cator for years, a member of, Rotary's International Secre- tariat for 23 years and a consul- tant to the USA delegation draft- ing the UN charter in San Francisco. Among Mr. Lovejoy's many honors are the King Christian X Medal of Denmark and a decora- tion from the President of Chile. His subject will be, \Let's Play It Safe.\ Erwin G. Schoeffel, Alcoa's manager of Massena Operation and a director of Associated In- dustries, will present the awards to the successful participants in the campaign. The dinner is sponsored by the Massena Chamber of Com- merce which is a cooperating agency in conducting the Annual Accident Prevention (Campaign during the first 12 weeks each year. Twenty - eight entries from Alcoa's Massena Operations will receive awards at the dinner. Representatives of many other firms in the area will also be present to receive awards for their companies. «>RM BARRACKS UNIT. Mayor THomas Bosbnell welcome. Fred J. HoUenbeck, ^ape Vincent and Washington, National Commander of the Veterans of World War Uo Massena in making preliniinary plans for the opening of a Massena Barracks t v »ar l veterans organization here. Watching are M. George Duetsch, Buffalo, na- na! chief of staff of the Veterans of War 1, and Formosa Degre, who is respon- se for the formation of the new organization here. Two hundred and fifty-six workers pledged $204,759 in the Sacred Heart Parish School building fund campaign kickoff dinner held at the Town Hall last night. Thomas Fi&patricJc, Nighten- gale Ave., pledged $15,000, and Thomas Sheen, Bridges Ave.. pledged.$5,000 is the drive. Mr. Fstapatrick is ico-cbairman of the fund drive along wttb John Sheehan, Waterbury Dr. Hie kickoff dinner launched the building fund campaign which moves into a house to house canvass Sunday by 400 workers. The Sunday drisjc will start with all workers attending benediction at 1:30 p.m., is Sac- red Heart Church. The Most Rev. - James J. Navagh, D.D., Bishop of the Og- densburg diocese, gave the prin- cipal address at the kickoff din- ner which was attended by nu- merous clergymen, including far- mer assistants at Sacred Heart. Bishop NaVagb told the group that it was encouraging . to such a tremendous response of the men. It's a step -forward to the good of the church and the children. Bishop Navagh said such a magnificent demonstra- tion of support will mean that the Catholic high school of Mas- sena will soon be a reality. Attending were the Rt. Rev. Msgr. Armur M. Leary, pastor of St. Mary's Church; the Rt. Rev. Msgr. Harold J. Skelly, pastor of St. Joseph's Church; the Rt. Rev. Msgr. Floyd Brown, rector of Wadham's Hall and a former member of Sacred Heart Parish; the Ht. Rev. Msgr. Jo- seph Luker, secretary of chari- tie of the diocese and former assistant at Sacred Heart Par- ish; the Rt. Rev. Msgr. aianeis Devan, pastor of St. Mary's Church, Potsdam, and Dean of St. Lawrence County; the Rev. Wilfred Nugent, pastor of St. Lawrence Church, Louisville; the Rev. Herbert Hannah, pastor of St. Patrick's Church, Brasher Falls; the Rev. Gerald KGellogg, former assistant pastor of Sa- cred Heart Church; and the Rev. Stephen Nevin. secretary to the Bishop. Mr. Fitzpatriek served as toastmaster. James Long gave instructions to workers on soli- citation procedure. The Rt. Rev. Msgr. Louis D. Berube, pastor of Sacred Heart Church and Vicar General of the Ogdensburg diocese, and the Rev. John F. Pendergast, spoke to the campaign workers. Monsignor Berube told his par- ishionners that last ail night all eyes of all Catholics in the dio- cese were upon the kickoff drive of Sacred Heart Church, the ban- ner parish of the diocese. \It is with supreme confidence that I 'place this campaign in your bands. I know your zeal and enthusiasm will carry the cam- paign to a grand success,\ the pastor confided in the workers. Father Kellogg, who spoke on sacrificial giving, said as a for- mer assistant under the 'late Monsignor Holland, that from his own experience, he knows that the people of Sacred Heart have always ben willing to make sac- rifices 'for the good of the church. The dinner came after four weeks of preparation by cam- paign workers and Con boy Brown and Gerald Kinder of the Thomas Finn and Associates of Kansas City. Sunday's solicita- tion by the army of volunteers will bring the drive to a climax. Three reports will be made next week, one on Monday at 9 p.m., In the Town Hall at which time there is a strong possibility that the campaign will be over subscribed. Two others follow at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday' and 7:30 pan., Friday at the Sacred Heart School auditorium, ONE 6F MANY DESTROYERS iH FLEET. This is the USS Forrest Royal, one of numerous destroyers which will use the St. Lawrence Seaway &n their cruise lo the Great Lakes on Operation InlandjSeas. The ship is |a 3,540 ton ship carrying a crew oij 15 officers and 200 . 8 *4 — Women's GOP Federation ¥ «i Hear Assemhlyjnjan At Conclave Saturday 'enlisted men. With a draft of 19 feet and a beam of 41 feet, she is 391 tfeet long. She wiH be in the fleet passing tlfrough Massena June 27, — OFFICIAL UNITED SPATES NAVY PHOTOGRAPH. Span Bids Are Asked Bids for the northern section of the. bridge route between RooseveHown and Cornwall, Oat were called for by the St. Law- rence Seaway Authority of Can- ada Tuesday. The tenders will be opened June 2 and the work covers 33 piers which must be finished by June 30. I960. From this indica- tion the mOe-long spaa will not bt rwdy for traffic tsstfl ISO. Plane Lands In Field, Forced Down A twin-engine airplane carry- ing five passengers made a forc- ed landing on the Gerald Acres farm on the Madrid-Chase Mills Rd. about 8:30 Tuesday morning when an instrument panel start- ed smoking. None of the pas- sengers were injured. Robert Stacy of Route 5, Os- wego, pilot of the plane and employed by the New York Equipment Company of Syra- cuse, told Deputy Sheriff Max Shaw smoke started pouring out of the instrument panel as the plane passed over Madrid. He radioed the Massena FAA station and planned on making an emergency landing here, Mr. Stacy said, but decided to land in the farm field instead of try- ing to reach Massena. After landing the plane hit a gully, bounced and then came down again, damaging the land- ing gear. Deputy Shaw said. Passengers aboard the plane with Mr. Stacy were Millard Benway of Fulton, owner of the plane and Gerald LaBarge and Patrick Covino, both of Syra- cuse. Legion Post Nominates New Slate The slate of officers of Mas- sena Post 79, American Legion, was presented by the nominat- ing committee Monday night. The slate is composed of: Commander, Garth Avery; first vicecommander, Vernon Drew; second viceeoinmander, Roland Bertrand; third vicecommander, 3eorge Markell; treasurer, Ron- ald Welker; historian, Fred Gen- away; service officer, Paul Quenell; sergeant-at-arms, Ray Small. Nominated to the executive committee are OUn Peets, Ber- nard Patterson, Jack Burns, Walter Holcomb, Al Schuler, Sterling BrowneU, Robert Stubbs, Harry Martin and Mur- land Hazel. Election will be told Monday night, June X. The St. Lawrence County Fed- eration j of Women's Republican Clubs will hold its annual lunch- eon meeting Saturday, May 9, at 1 p.m. jui the Gran View Res- taurant |on the C<gdensburg-M6r- ristown |Rd. 3 ' Main speaker will be Assem- blyman iEdward Crawford frojm Oswego iCOunty. County Repub- lican leaders and oficials will also attefrd. H. Case of Gouveir- iident of the Fedeija- conducf the meeting, slate of officers for 1959-60 will also be presented by Mrs. Florence Wood of Canton, chairman! of ' the nominating committed, and will be voted op. Nominated are: President, Mrs. Merrill Pha- len, iCantdn; first vicepresidertc, Mrs. Geoxge Swift, Potsdam; second vlqepresident, Mrs. Ruth Warwick, J Gouverneur; ttfird vicepre*id|nt, Mrs. C. Edward Billingham, Ogdensburg; 're- cording secretary, Mrs. Rog^r Daniels, Potsdam; correspond- ing\ secretary, Mrs. Willard Longshore,! Madrid; treasurer, Mrs. Charles Bowers, Canton. Miss Elizabeth Case of Mas- sena and Mrs. Willard Long- shore of Madrid are co-chair- men of the I luncheon. Presidents of clubs in! the Federation will serve on the reception commit- tee. They arae Mrs. Lepa WaHcef, Cahton; Mis.' . George Swift, Potsdam; Mrs. Donald Spots- wood, Norfolk; Mrs. William Anderson, J Gouverneur; Mrs. Florence Fisher, Madrid, and Miss Elizabeth Case, Massena, Bishop Barry xo Coftfirin Class Sujiday j&e Rt.' Rev. Frederick . it. Bafty,, D.D., J.S.T.D., Bishop ^f Albany will visit St. John's Episcopal Church Sunday at il aj)a. I , • (' | The Rev. ChWles Bowen Pejr- sell Jr.. rector; of St. John's wijl present a class of adults and young people jto the/ Bishop to receive the Apostolic ^acrament of Holy Confirmation, t Following the service < an in- formal reception will be held for the Bishop'and members cf the Ccjrflrniation Class. All in- terested persons; are cordially .in- vited to thet service and recep- TASK FORCE COMMANDER. Rear Admiral E. B. Taylor will lead the 28 United States Navy ships through the St. Lawrence Seaway on Saturday, June 27, the day Queen^ Elizabeth and Vicepresident Rich- ard Nixon will open the Seaway and dedicate a plaque at the international Robert Moses-Robert Saunders powerhouse. A. W.Russell Village Clerk Allen W. Russell, 29 Grove St., former business manager of Massena Memorial Hospital, has been appointed village clerk and will start, work in the new post immediately. Hfs appointment is expected to be confirmed by the village board at a special meeting. First Work Started on HbtelSite The 135-room Schine's Mas- sena < Motor Inn moved a step closer to reality this week with j the/ start of foundation test dril- ling on the site which extendi alctag W. Orvis St. from Main to Church. A crew of workmen started the job of sinking test holes Tuesday morning and work has continued this! week.; f Ground was broken for the thrie-story hotel Feb. 12 and actual construction is expected to get underway in the near fu- tur<[. ' e first floor of the hotel will contain a lobby, restaurant and cocktail lounge plus a combina- tion: of meeting rooms as well as kitchen facilities with the rooms for | guests on the second and third floors. Mr v Russell replaces William McMillan, wha held the post from June, 1954 until his resig- nation last month. Mr. McMillan has continued his post in the village offices *ut under the title of administrative assistant to the village board. After Mr. McMillan announced his resignation last month, a large number of applications were received for the post but the field was narrowed down and Mr, Russell was selected. Mr. Russell came,to Massena in August, 1956 to become busi- ness manager at the hospital, having served prior to, that as business manager of the Albert Lee Memorial' .Hospit Auxiliary Books Annual Ball The annual May BaH of the Massena .Memorial Hospital Auxiliary wi|l be held Saturday night, May 16, in the town hall auditorium from 9:30 to 1:30. • Music for the cabaret-style dance will be provided by the Autumnaires. Dance profits go to the Auxiliary's nursing schol- arships and to provide hospital eauipment. Mrs. Fred Plebker and Mrs. William- van Goeben age co- chairmen of the ball, Mw. John Debbink is in charge of tickets, Mrs. Bernard Sanbrn is han- dJin< decorations and Mrs. John McCann is chairman of the hostess committee. '& ^i .* V !i\ 1«i; '^a ; : ' r •' *'•. |# i te •i «^1

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