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s* ..................... n e r v - r - . ' — • >.**'■ i 1 «„• — — • > ! - i>l.Li.F -ms — e i i The business that stops advertising has fired its best salesman. T h e Chronicle-Express 14 to 16 Pages L E A D S in N E W S A L L T H E N E W S FOR A L L Y A T E S CO UNTY Volume GUI— Number 27 P E N N Y A N , N. Y., TH U R S D A Y , J U L Y 8, 1926 Whole Number 5331 ANNUAL OUTING FRESH AIR CHILDREN HERE 1 ST AND 2 ND WEEKS OF AUGUST leral Committee, with Dr. H. J. MacNaughton as Chairman, Explains Purpose of Movement and Asks for the People’s Help—Many More Homes Are Needed— Americanization Work The general committee in charge of the annual outing of fresh air chil­ dren for Yates county held a meeting on Friday evening under the direction of Dr. H. J. MacNaughton, chairman. It was considered, after thorough discussion, that the most convenient date for the children to arrive would probably be Tuesday morning* August 3rd, but definite confirmation of this date will be made later. In the beginning the fresh air out­ ings were started, as the committee understands, with a double purpose: Both to benefit the children, who are shut in most of the year, with a short period in the open and to give an op­ portunity to those in whose home chil­ dren are lacking to feel for a short period the joys of a renewed associa­ tion with child life. But the commit­ tee now feels that there is also a third reason why it is imperative for the welfare of the. country that the custom he extended to as great proportions as possible—that it at least should be an exceedingly strong force for the Americanization of those who might not otherwise ever have an opportuni­ ty of close contact with families that are actuated by true American ideals. The committee therefore feels that the strongest possible effort should be made to place the children, as far as possible, singly or at most in couples, in families where they go by invita­ tion. The expense of gathering up the children in New York City and the cost of their railroad tickets is met from contributions solicited by the New York Herald-Tribune, but all oth­ er expenses, such as extra clothing where the child is poorly provided and other frequent small necessary charg­ es, must be defrayed from funds raised here. Contributions w ill therefore be required and received, but it is the hope of the committee that it may not be necessary to use any considerable part of this fund for payment of the children’s board. It will greatly facilitate the work of the committee if those who have had fresh air children in their homes in former years and wish the same ones again, will advise some member of the committee promptly by phone or letter giving the full name and ad­ dress of the child wanted. Those who have not heretofore entertained these children and who feel that they want a little sunshine in their homes this summer, and those who want to get some little child out of the sweltering heat of the brick pavements and walls oj; the city into the cool breezes un­ der the trees, will help greatly by call­ ing some member of the committee by phone, stating what child or children they can take into their homes or, if it is absolutely impossible to take a child, what contribution they can make to meet the necessary expense. The members of the general com­ mittee are: Dr. H. J. MacNaughton (chairman), 307 Main street (Tel. 508-J). M. F. Buckley, Keuka Lake Grape Growers (Tel. 450). Wm. C. McCuaig, Eastern States Package Co., Inc. (Tel. 583). Welles Griffeth, Walker Bin Co. (Tel. 200 ). A. L. Bailey, Birkett Mills (Tel. 101). The names of members of local com­ mittees will appear next week. RUSHVILLE BOY DIES FROM SHOT WOUNDS Cuyler Arnold Passes Away a* Canan- . daigua After Operation. Was Ac­ cidentally Shot While Hunting Cuyler Arnold, who was seriously in­ jured June 20th in the accidental dis­ charge of his rifle, died at 9 o’clock Tuesday morning at Memorial Hos­ pital after a courageous but gradually losing fight for life. He would have been 13 years of age the 18th of next month. He leaves his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bert Arnold, and one sister, Florence, and his paternal grandmother, Mrs. Florence B. Thomas, all of Rushville. The funeral services 'will be held from the home Thursday at 2:30 p. m., Rev. K. M. Walker, pastor of Rushville Methodist church, officiating. The bearers will be the following cousins of the deceased: Frederick Gage, Floyd Gage, Laverne Gage, Harold Gage and Maurice Gage, and Lester Lafler, a neighbor. Burial will be in Rushville cemetery.—Rushville editor. With two companions young Arnold set out to hunt woodchucks with his .22 caliber rifle. They had gone only a short distance from the Arnold home when the boy got a shot at a wood­ chuck. He pressed the trigger but the gun failed to discharge. W h ile he was examining it, it exploded and the bullet pierced his abdominal region. Fractures S k u ll in F a l l from C a r w — Catherine Beard, of Keuka street, who conducts the beauty parlors in the Cornwell block of this village, re­ ceived a bad fracture on the left side of her skull last Thursday night when she fell frou? the car in which she was riding and struck- her head on the hard surface o£ .the. street^. While, under the doctor’s care she was unconscious much of the night, and more serious injuries were feared. On Friday X- ray examinations at the S. 4 S. Hos­ pital revealed nothing more than the fracture of the skull and she has since * » $ i been improving rapidly. The accident happened about 11 o’clock1 when she was starting out from her home for a 1 short ride with a friend, Eugene Ludlow; of this vil­ lage. In some way the door of the right hand side of the Tudor Ford sedan flew open and she was thrown to the street. Y A T E S D R Y L E A G U E H A S E N T H U S I A S T I C M E E T Over 600 Signers to Card Pledging Not to Vote for “Wet” Candidate Secured in Village ♦ Firecracker Causes R u n a w a y in Penn Y an Penn Yan saw an old-fashioned Fourth of July runaway shortly a f t e r ! 12:30 on Monday. Arthur Boyd had left his horse and carriage in the Havens hitching shed at the corner of Wagener and Water streets and was on the street to en­ joy the American Legion parade. As was his custom, he had not bothered to tether the horse, which suddenly took fright when someone discharged a firecracker near the stall. The ani- nia, with carriage clattering behind, made a wild dash through the open doors and past the Guile & Windnagle &as station where one of the front Weis crashed into a tree. Turning on Wagener street, the horse started to fall, but recovered and continued at a fast rate towards Liberty. On the corner by Dr. Seeley’s, a wheel was broken against the curbing and the runaway brought to a stop. The incident attracted much more attention than does the usual automo­ bile accident. ♦ T e n Com m a n d m e n ts F o r Patrons o f L o c a l Postoffice l 2 . 3. 4. 5. 6 . 7. 8 . 9. 10 . Address your mail fully, clearly and without mislead­ ing abbreviations. Place your return address in the upper left-hand corner. Never enclose coins or oth­ er hard substances in letters. Send remittances by post- office money order. Properly pack parcels. Prepay postage fully. Insure your parcels, and reg­ ister valuable letters. Place your stamps in the up­ per right-hand corner. Mail early and often. Defer­ ring mailing until the last moment may cause delay. Catch the early trains. Give your correspondents your correct postoffice ad­ dress. KIMBLE WILL HAS MANY LEGATEES Retracts Gift Made to Church Other Big Estates Before Yates Surrogate— Quarterly Report Unusually Large A piece of mail correctly charted seldom goes astray. When addressing, do it right. Give the complete address, ex­ actly as you wish the mail to be delivered. LAKESIDE COUNTRY CLUB ACTIVITIES Many Social Functions Center Around New Club House Hostesses and Prize W in ­ ners Announced— Plan Other Parties in Surrogate’s Court this week let­ ters of administration were issued to Lucy B. Wheat on the estate of Jen­ nie Bolster, who died in Middlesex, February 24, 1903. The letters were issued to discharge an ancient mort- He is great who confers the most benefits.—Emerson. News and Features T h is Week. Current News 1 and 9 Penn Yan Personals ... 4 Penn Van Locals ....... 5 and 15 Rushville N e w s ........... 6 Gorham News . .............. 7 Classified A d s .............. 2 Rude Rural Rhyme . . . . 10 New York Markets . . . . 9 Penn Yan Markets . . . . 10 County News ......... ,..8 and 16 Illustrated P o e m ......... 10 Golf T ip s ..................... 7 Time Tables ............. 10 Denmark News ....... 16 Church Notes . . ............ 13 In view of the imperative need at this present time of strengthening the prohibition law and the Volstead Act, some weeks agd there was formed an organization known as the Yates County Dry League. The following of­ ficers were elected: President, T. W Windnagle; first vice-president, Ed­ mund Gelder; second vice-president, Fred Whitaker; secretary, Seymour Purdy; treasurer. Howard Fullagar. At a public meeting held in the Meth­ odist church Sunday evening, June 13, addressed by Neil D. Cranmer, of El­ mira, and at a subsequent meeting it was decided to make a county-wide ef­ fort to get all the dry voters of the county lined up for a vigorous cam­ paign. Representatives from the va­ rious townships were added to the cen­ tral committee. Sunday, July 4th, was chosen as the date for the launching of this campaign. The various pastors of the county presented the matter to their people at the morning and evening services and cards reading as follows were dis­ tributed for the people to sign: “ I, the undersigned member of the Republican. (Democratic) party of the State of New York, hereby give, notice to the leaders of my party ,tliat. I will not vote for a known .wet candidate for either nomination, or election, and that I will put forth every, proper ef­ fort to induce others to join me in this determination.” Last* Sunday evening there was a union meeting of the Baptist, Metho­ dist and Presbyterian churches in the Baptist church. Each of the pastors spoke briefly of the issues before the American people in regard to the 18th Amendment and the Volstead Law. Mr. Wheatley spoke on the subject: “ Repeal the Amendment.” Mr. Imbrie spoke on “ Modification of the Volstead Law.” Mr. Houghton spoke on “ En­ forcement of the Law.” Reports have not yet come in from other parts of the county but in Penn Yan there were 626 of the above cards signed. ♦ The meeting Sunday night was an enthusiastic one, the speakers being frequently interrupted by applause. The campaign will continue until aft­ er election and longer if necessary. Re­ ports will be given later from other parts of the county. The Lakeside Country Club is be­ coming the center for many social ac­ tivities. Under the direction of the Ladies’ Auxiliary, a series of parties are being held, the funds from which are being used to furnish the club­ house in a most attractive manner. New awnings have been added and the clubhouse screened; a spacious fire­ place built; new lights installed on either side of the mantel and the floor scraped and waxed for dancing. Many other improvements will be made as rapidly as funds permit. On Thursday afternoon last,. there was a bridge party of ladies, who in their bright summer gowns, fitted har­ moniously in the scheme, a profusion of artistically arranged bachelor but­ tons, pinks and peonies. Sandwiches and tea were served in buffet style. Mrs. Clarence Andrews, president of the Auxiliary, and Mrs. Robert Jolley, chairman of the house commit-' tee, acted as hostesses. Prizes have been won by Mrs. C. Dey, Mrs. A. Thompson, Mrs. C. B. Raymond and Mrs. George Taylor. The evening functions, under the leadership of Miss Dorothy Craugh and her efficient committee, opened with a most successful dance. An enthusias­ tic crowd enjoyed the good music, fur­ nished by the Saxophone Novelty Or- . chestra. Refreshments were served during the evening. It is planned to hold these festivities often under the general •chairmanship of Miss Bess Kelly, assisted by Mrs. J. Nichols, chairman of tournament committee, Mrs. W. J. Tylee, chairman of the afternoon parties, and Miss D. Craugh, chairman of the evening func­ tions. It is also expected that the club members will be notified through the papers and also by telephone, in order that the committee in charge may have an idea of the number to be expected. If, however, it should happen that a club member is not per­ sonally reached and desires to attend either alone or with a guest, she is urged to help those in charge by hand­ ing in her own and her guest’s name to Mrs. W. J. Tylee. Two attractive prizes w ill be given at each afternoon bridge party to the club member or guest who happens to be lucky, and a handsome season’s prize will be awarded to the club mem­ ber who holds the highest score for the season. On Saturday a tournament in charge of S. ,E. Short was played by two home teams, after which the los­ ers entertained the winners at an ex­ cellent trout dinner, served at the club house under the direction of Mrs. J. Nichols, assisted by Mrs. Clarence An­ drews, Mrs. J. C. Brooks, Mrs. F. Kel- senbach, Mrs. R. Jolley, Misses A. Mitchell, Adelaide Hazard, Bess Kel­ ly, Molly Mitchell, Jane Corcoran, Alice Corcoran, Carolyn Dexter and Helen Geer. The committee in charge is greatly indebted to T. Bagley, who so kindly assisted them in planning and cooking the dinner. Prizes and gifts thus far have been donated by Mesdames Albert Hamlin, M. F. Corcoran, E. R. Bordwell, C. R. Andrews, W. Watson, George Taylor, B. Scliueler, and the Misses Louise Wheeler, Elizabeth Kelly, Elizabeth and Nina Lynch, Dr. MacNaughton and W. J. Tylee. % ---------- ♦ --------- . Two Pulteney Men Knocked Down by falling Timbers While taking down the barn across from S. A. Owen’s which Harve Miller had purchased to use in rebuilding the barn on his place some timbers fell, knocking down Mr. Miller add George Forsling, who was assisting Mr. Miller. Both mdn 'were badly bruised but it is thought that no bones were broken, — Pultenby corres. Letters of administration were is sued to Lois Jones Lunney on the $25 personal and $900 real estate of Han­ nah Ward, who died at Willard, March 25, 1926. Letters testamentary were issued to Spencer F. Lincoln on the personal property, which does not exceed $1,000, of Mary E. Kimble, who died in Penn Yan, November 5, 1925. Mary J. Graves, Manchester; Doris Clark, Penn Yan; Louise French, Penn Yan; Marion Andrews, Auburn; Marjorie J. Granes, Manchester, are the legatees named in the will. The will directs the payment of debts and funeral ex­ penses, and gives to a cousin, Edwin F. Gillette, of Chicago, a mahogany sofa, a mohogany top center table, and a picture, which xvas painted by the son of the decedent’s grandmother; to a cousin, Delphine Gillette Jenks, Chi­ cago, a Swiss music box; to a cousin, Edwin Gillette, Ithaca, the sum of $200; to a cousin, Frank R. Gillette, Penn Yan, the sum of $500; to a cous­ in, Mary Josephine Graves, the sum of $500; a grandfather’s clock, marble top mahogany center table, and any painting she might wish; to a cousin, Clara E. Bickings, Norristown, Pa., the sum of $300, and the Edison phono graph; to a cousin, John Bickings, Norristown, Pa., the sum of $500; to a cousin, Lottie Oswald, Gorham, the sum of $200; Doris Clark, the daugh­ ter of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Clark, of Penn Yan, the sum of $100; Louise French, of Milo, the sum of $100; to Marion Andrews, a daughter of the Rev. Howard Andrews, former pastoi in this village, the sum of $200; Mar­ jorie J. Graves, the daughter of Mary Josephine Graves- the sum of $500 to be placed in trust at the death of de­ cedent and interest and principle to be given her at the age of 21. All the rest, residue and remainder of the property is^equeathed to cous­ ins, Clara E. Bickings, of Norristown, Pa., and Josephine Gillette Graves, share and share alike. One clause in the will reads in part: “ During the winter of 1919, Rev. L. S. Boyd, of Penn Yan, and Rev. Reigel, obtained from me, against my wishes and by undue influence an obligation of $8,000, payable to the Centenary Movement, or some similar fund, ovne day after my decease, with interest from the date of its execution. I have since written Mr. Boyd personally, and have had my attorney write him, ask ing that said obligation be returned; but it has not yet been returned to me. In case it is returned, I hereby of $8,000, payable to the said Cente­ nary Movement the sum of $3,000; oth erwise I desire that no part of said ob ligation be paid from my estate, as it is without consideration, and was ob tained from me against my wishes, and I did not understand its import at the time it was given and did not wish to contribute to said movement in any such amount.” The only next of kin to, the de­ ceased are 13 cousins. They are Francis R. Gillette, Penn Yan; Del­ phine Gillette Jenks, Chicago; Edwin F. Gillette, Pasadena, California; Ed­ win Gillette, Ithaca; John Bickings, Norristown, Pa.; Martha B. Steinmetz Norristown, Pa.; Charles Mann, Nor­ ristown, Pa.; Charlotte Connolly and Martha Buchannon, both of Norris­ town, Pa.; Nellie B. Tyler, Washing­ ton, D. C.; Lottie Oswald, Penn Yan; Mae Hughes, Orlando, Fla.; Edward Sutherland, Portland, Oregon. The will of Eugene M. Haynes was admitted to probate and letters testa- |.mentary issued to Ralph Estes Don­ ley. Decedent died May 28th in the town of Italy. The personal estate is valued at $2,500. The executor is sole legatee. (Continued on page two.) * F r a n k C o n ley W i n s in Perry A u t o Races Recent floods in Northern Italy have caused a loss of 48,000,000 lire to crops and 20,000,000 loss in damage to prop­ erty. Frank Conley, of the Conley & Race Garage, of this village, took three first places and a fourth against difficult competition at the auto races held Saturday in Perry. The local driver captured first in the five mile, the ten mile and time trial events. In the handicap he finish­ ed fourth. On Monday he was scheduled to race at Waterloo. These races were post­ poned until August 21st when after five cars had circled the track in the trials, a sudden downpour converted the speedway into a slippery mad too dangerous for safe driving. Up to the time of the postponement, however, Conley had made second best time in the trials. ♦ E lm ira W o m a n D ies at Cottage on L a k e K e u k a - » Mrs. Catherine Westlake,, aged 72 years, of Elmira, died at their cottage on Keuka Lake Saturday, July 3rd. She is survived by one sou, Dr. John Westlake, and one daughter, both of that city. The body was removed to the Thayer funeral home Sunday and sent to Elmira for burial Wednesday. For some time they have been at their cottage about lour miles south of the college on* the west lake road. A Com p lim ent for Penn Y a n Stores After making several purchas­ es in the store of the Penn Yan Printing Co. Friday a women said enthusiastically, “What wonderful stores you have in this town.” Earlier in the 'week a lady coming from Washington, D. C., was in this office and said that she had been doing considerable shopping while here and was pleasantly surprised to find at­ tractive stores with a variety of goods which compared very fav­ orably with the big city stores and with prices so much lower. These t«vo testimonies are probably typical of what the many tourists and vacationists who come to Penn Yan and Keu­ ka Lake find when they do their shopping in Penn Yan. Many of them say they are able to save money by stocking up with goods and clothing here before return­ ing to the city. This is a compliment well de­ served by Penn Yan stores. DOCTORS TO MEET OH LAKE KEUKA Many Expected Here for 27th Annual Session— Dr. John 4 A. Hatch Is Secretary and Treasurer of Association ♦ Him rod B o y Knocked D o w n by Starkey C a r The four year old son of Mr. and .Mrs. Fred Lane, of Himrod, was bad- y injured on last week Wednesday Afternoon when he was playing at his lome near Himrod. The Lane family live on the Ada Dunn farm about one- 'lalf mile from Himrod. The boy was playing by the side of the road. Some Df his playmates called to him to come across the road and he ran directly in front of, a car driven by Miss Marjorie Dean, of Starkey. He was struck by the bumper and rolled quite a distance before the car could be stopped. Had Miss Dean been going very fast the boy might have been killed. He was laken to Dr. Wright, of Dundee, and it av.as found that he had a broken leg and that he had serious injuries to his spine. After beiflg given medical aid and having the leg set he was taken back to his home. There was no blame attached to Miss Dean, who was driv­ ing at a moderate speed and who did not see the boy until he had started in the path of the car.— Dundee corres. . M a il C a rrier’s C a r Turns O v e r The Ford touring car driven by Kenneth Lerch, son of Mr. and Mrs. John D. Lerch, who live on Hayes Hill near this village, turned turtle into the ditch Friday morning near the farm of PI. J. Gauo on the Milo road. Young Lerch was driving the route for his uncle, Schuyler Lerch, regular carrier, who is taking a short vaca­ tion. He had just started up from the mail box when Ihe wishbone on the car buckled, throwing the auto in­ to the ditch and wrecking the car completely. The driver very fortu­ nately escaped with a cut on the right hand. YOUNG GIRL DARTS FRONT AUTO AND IS FATALLY INJURED I i • \ \«■ i « Mad Dash in Car to Hospital in Effort to Save Life Proves g Futile— Seven-Year-Old Daughter of Alex. McMinn, of Penn Yan, Dies Saturday After West Lake Road Accident Driver Held Blameless Amy McMinn, seven-year-old daugh­ ter of Mr. and Mrs. Alexander McMinn, of 309 Keuka street, Penn Yan, was fatally Injured when struck by a car directly in front of the Ray Shoemaker stand on the west lake road about two miles outside of the village limits late Saturday afternoon. 1 The McMinn girl had been spending a week with the Robert Alexander fam­ ily, of Branchport, who were bringing her to her home in this village. The children \were very anxious to secure some fireworks, so the car was stopped on the east side of the road facing Penn Yan and opposite the hot dog stand. The Alexander boy went to the stand and was buying some fireworks when the girl apparently became im­ patient so darted around the back of the parked car and directly into the path of an auto driven by a Mr. Smith, Justice Tho: Considered pson as G . O. P. G o v e rnor Candidate Judging from last year, when some 200 doctors and their families from all parts of New York state and neighbor­ ing states met at Keuka Hotel, there will be an unusually large number of physicians attending the annual sum­ mer meeting of the Keuka Medical and Surgical Association which con­ venes on the shores of Lake Keuka on Thursday and Friday, July 22nd and 23rd. Dr. John-A. Hatch, of Penn Yan, is the secretary and treasurer of the as­ sociation. Dr. Allen G. Holmes, of Glen Springs Sanitarium, Watkins Glen, is president and Dr. A. H. Allen, Buffalo, vice-president. The Lake fceuka Medical Associa­ tion is the second largest medical con­ vention in the state, being surpassed Duly by the N e w York' Sfate’ Medical Association. This will be its 27th an­ nual convention. The association was organized on August 14, 1900, by the Steuben County Medical Society at their summer meeting which was held it the Gibson Hotel on Lake Keuka. 3ome member of the Steuben Society conceived the idea of taking in five ither counties to make the meetings note interesting and to spread the good work of the society over larger lelds. The five counties included, fol- owing this suggestion, were Ontario, Chemung, YTates, Seneca and Schuyler. The society has been growing rapidly since then, however, and today it in­ cludes 22 counties, which are Alle­ gany, Chemung, Cayuga, Cortland, Brie, Genesee, Livingston, Madison, Monroe, Niagara, Oneida, Onondaga, Dntario, Orleans, Schuyler, Seneca, 3teuben, Tioga, Tompkins, Wayne, Wyoming and l Tates. This year the meet will be much vider in scope. Dr. Hatch is sending nit many more invitations and to points as far west as Chicago. The Lake Keuka Medical Association has earned general recognition as one of he best and most informing summer conventions of doctors in this part of the country. Authorities of world-wide repute will take part on the program. Sports and entertainment for the physicians and ;heir families are also planned. A Hornell dispatch of July 1st in the Elmira Star-Gazette says: “Justice Robert F. Thompson, of Canandaigua, now presiding over 'the trial term of Supreme Court in this city, is being seriously considered by the Republican party as a candidate for the governorship of New York state, it was announced here today. “Justice Thompson is a justice of the supreme court, sitting in the sev­ enth judicial district, and is one of the best known jurists in the state. For the past ten years he has presided over supreme court in Hornell and has on various occasions presided in Brooklyn.” Judge Thompson has frequently spoken before Penn Yan audiences. ♦ ROCHESTER MAH HIGHLY PRAISES BOYS’ BARD Former Penn Yan Resident Says Jeru- salem Cpmmagdery.jinsl.. Young Musicians Made Best Show The Chronicle-Express is in receipt of the following letter, highly compli­ menting the Jerusalem Commandery and the Penn Yan Boys' Band: Rochester, N. Y., July 1, 1926. Editor Chronicle-Express: It gave me pleasure on Monday, June 28th, to witness the good showing made by Jerusalem Commandery, No. 17, and the juvenile band of your vil­ lage accompanying them, at the New York State Commandery of Knights Templar in annual session. Having a seat near the grand offic­ ers’ reviewing stand In Main Street, I found it a very good point of vantage to watch the movement of the parade, and I am free to say that no command­ ery in line made as fine appearance in drill and deportment, and no band got more applause than the Penn Yan con­ tingency, and it made me feel proud of the little village that was once my home. Penn Yan has long been noted for organizations of a military bearing, and in drill they are particularly effi­ cient, while her bands of the past have embraced many members who have earned enviable reputations in the musical world. And then to see in this day and age boys and girls of a mature age taking their part in a pa­ rade such as the Knights Templar put on was more than a revelation to me. Some of these youngsters, no doubt, had fathers before them that had done band duty for Penn Yan citizens in the past, and now to see them doing a long line of march with their chosen instruments, some scarce big enough to carry them, much less play them, speaks volumes for the young organization. I do not know their leader, but whoever he is he has done some wonderful work. The uni­ forms seemed well chosen and the mu­ sical products were flattering, all things considered, and in volume filled the street as did that of no other band of more mature players. In making these observations, I think I can see the ear-marks of the new Chamber of Commerce behind this band movement and I have long noted the business activity apparent in the rising young men who have tak­ en the places of their fathers whom they have succeeded. In conversation with a citizen of your village not long since, he casual­ ly asked me how long it had been since I visited Penn Yan, and I told him “not to stop off in about ten years.” He said I would never know the place now with its paved streets, factories and other improvements. All hail the little village! She had many staunch citizens and business men for whom I had the kindest re­ gard, now passed on to their final re­ ward mostly. But their good work seems now to go on as .none had' an­ ticipated it would, and I rejoice with you in the outcome. Very truly yours, D. D. TURNER, 95 Orth Street, Rochester, N- Y. ♦ of Rochester. Though the driver was proceeding slowly and cautiously, he struck the child and knocked her to the hard macadam pavement. Mr. Parker, of Branchport, picked her up, and at that time she seemed to be alive. Miss Feathers, who works at the stand for the Shoemakers, call­ ed a car driven by Edward Cramer, of Elmira, son of Postmaster John Cram­ er, of Penn Yan, and with the dying child in her arms, they started on a mad dash for the S. & S. Hospital in Penn Yan. Before a third of the dis­ tance was covered, hmvever, the child had died. The coroner's verdict clears the driv­ er of all blame. Investigation showed that Smith was driving with the ma­ chine well under control and that he was able to stop the car within twice its own length. NOVEL CLUB HOUSE MADE OF BOX CAR Social Club of Johnson-Costello American Legion Post To Convert Abandoned Box Car Into Cozy Retreat on Lake The 40 over 8 Social Club of the Johnson-Costello Post of the American Legion has captured all records for the novelty of its club house. An empty box car donated by a railroad has been set up on a foundation near this vil­ lage on the west shore of Keuka Lake and will be used as the center of its social activities in the future. This club consists of members of the Legion who have won recognition for good work in the local post and is a branch of the national organiza­ tion of the 40 over 8 and is so named in memory of those days on the other side when the boys travelled in the dinky French box cars, labelled “40 hommes, 8 chevaux,” meaning that the car’s capacity was 40 men or 8 horses. The local club secured the gift of an old box car measuring 36x8x8 feet from the railroad and carried it on a flat car Saturday over the trolley road to its present location about two miles outside of Penn Yan on tftd west lake shore. Here it will be entirely reno­ vated with match hardwood finishing on the interior, electric lights, etc. It will be headquarters for the social ac­ tivities for the members of the club and their families. This novel clubhouse was secured and placed on the present, foundation under the direction of Dr. George V Butler, Frank Brainard, William S Patteson, John Hoban, Charles Dyke man. Bill Habberfleld and Charles A1 len. The officers of this club of Le glon boosters are: President, Dr George V. Butler; vice-president, Frank Brainard; corresponding secre­ tary, John Hoban, and Dr. Howard Leader. ♦ Penn Y a n G range N e w s . , i __________________ On Friday night of this week at the Penn Yan Grange Hall the degree team from the Rose Hill Grange, Sen­ eca county, will put on the third and •fourth degrees for a class of six can­ didates. Supper will be served to all Grangers at 7:30 before the degree work. Penn Yan Juvenile Grange The regular meeting of the Juvenile Grange, No. 78, will be held Friday evening, July 9, 1926, at which time the following program will be given: Opening Song by Juvenile Grange Pledge to the American Flag Recitation by Doris Ansley Song by Marguerite Valentine Recitation by Allen Henderson Reading. “Why We Observe Independ­ ence Day,” Doris Henderson Closing Song by Juvenile Grange Benton Grange The Benton Grange will hold a so­ cial on July 8th at the home of Earl Newcomb. This will be a wiener roast. A program is also being arranged. A silver offering will be taken. Every one is most cordially invited to come and enjoy the evening with the Grang­ ers. ♦ Yates Sunday School Picnic The Sunday schools of Yates Coun­ ty will unite in the annual county­ wide picnic to be held this year at Dresden on Seneca Lake, Wednesday, July 28th. Committees are active in forming a program of sports and entertainment. It is hoped that a speaker of note can be secured to address the gathering. ♦ The road to success is paved with good preventions.—Ashville Times. Penn Yan Young Man to Assist Farm Bureau Manager Howard Campbell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Campbell, of this vil­ lage, and a graduate of Cornell Uni­ versity, State Agriculture College, left Monday of this week to start work as assistant to the Chautauqua County Farm Bureau agent. The offices of the bureau are in Jamestown. x - > V*. ' *•! 7, 1 . • / . 1. i « . 1 •• . , - V

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