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1/ A Stranger’s Check Doesn’t Get By, Neither Does the Unadvertised Business : • t A Good Paper Is a Community’s Greatest Asset, Without Which There Can Be No Great Civic Progress A L L THE N E W S FOR A LL YA TE S COUNTY Volume CIII— Number 46 PENN YA N , N. Y., THURSDAY, NOVEMBER, 18,1926 Whole Number 5350 MRS. BULLOCK PICTURES HORRORS AND RAVAGES OF TORNADO ON ISLE OF PINES ) “ Home and Mill Wrecked, But W e Are Safe,” Is Message to Yates Relatives— Terrified People Cling to Trees A ll Night in Teeth of Gale Driving Over 150 Miles an Hour— Many . Killed— Curious Freaks M ark Indescribable Havoc ,.1 L . r . f . -« L A . t t V t * V%VT” \TV\VTTVVirTTTT\ To Benefit Radio Fans (Mr. and Mrs. E d g a r B u llock n a r r o w ­ ly escaped with their lives w h e n the tornado struck their hom e on the Isle kitchen and nailed other doors and windows as an extra precaution and went back to bed but not to sleep. We of Pines two w e e k s ago. Mrs. B u llqck \ soon got up and dressed. The colored describes the horror o f the fie r c e storm which tore over the island in a letter to her relatives in the county. Parts o f her description are printed below . Mr. Bullock is m a n a g e r o f a basket factory which m a k es containers fo r shipping the fruit w h ich is grow n in the island. A fter graduating from Colegate university he spent sum m ers at his home on the east shore o f Lake Keuka and about 15 years ago le f t for his work in the south. He has three brothers living in this county, Joseph, of Penn Yan, who is superintendent o f the rural schools in the first super­ visory district, H o m e r o f Second M ilo and Wiliam, who lives on the old hom e ­ stead at Crosby. Dr. Charles B u llock of Geneva and A lfred B u llock o f Penn Yan R. D. 2, are cousins. H is m o ther is now living w ith one daughter, Mrs. Edith Elliott at A r lington, N. J., the other daughter, Mrs. H u g h B row n , re­ siding at H a s tings-on-H u d s o n .— E d itor) and a crash, would 8 x '8 Dear Santa Fe, Isle of Pines, Oct. 24, 1926, Mother: — girl also dressed and was throwing herself into a panic, as they invariably do. W e told her she had better get out of her room and stay with us but she had to go back and arrange her things. She finally got out of her room minute later cam e a terrible Had she been in her room she surely have been killed. An beam had smashed her solid door, passed through her room, through the dining room and crashed into the fram e o f the guest room , broken doors, chair, and an enorm ous amount of de­ bris follow ing it. The wind that had hurled these things into the house had to have a way out and wrenched one side o f our back door off, so that it had full sway after that. I thought that part of the house had collapsed. Had we known that those beams and other lumber had been part of our chicken roo^t which had been m ore than 300 ft. to the east of our house, we would not have had to be quite so fearful but we did not know that. At the same time one of our heavy porch Radio reception is often hin­ dered by bare electric wires scrubbing against trees. Gener­ ally such “ shorts” can be seen especially on rainy and windy nights sparking and burning the limbs. Through the efforts of the New York Central Electric Corp., the Municipal Board and Bush’s Mu­ sic and Radio House all these disturbing noises are being eliminated. Anyone noticing'wires burning or ^sparking in the trees will help in this effort to clear up radio reception in and around Penn Yan by notifying the elec­ tric light, companies or Bush’s Music and Radio House. F.H.LYNN DEFENDS RECORD ON BOARD RECOVER STOLEN CAR FR(!M SAND PIT i Hunter Sinks Into Mysterious Hole— Finds Sedan Buried « For 13 Months Canvas Failed to Protect Auto From Rust and Rot Sends Trustees Reply to Charges— Alleged To Have Received Large Sums Un- * • lawfully on Orders Signed by Himself by Charles stolen from dairy farm posts fell into the office window. We The island had the worst hurricane I rushed for Edith, put on her shoes and its history Wednesday morning, I best coat over her nightie, and all pro- 111 Opt. zuth. Every soul laced death from 1 o’clock till after day-break, probably 8 o’clock. Nearly all the houses 'went down. The few that are standing are badly damaged. Around Santa Fe Mrs. Felton’s house seems least damaged and ours next. Fortun­ ately only one life was lost in Santa Fe, a little Hungarian girl, daughter of the cornet player. The entire col­ ored and Cuban section of Santa Fe was down within twenty minutes after the beginning of the storm, which left hundreds homeless, exposed to the terrible driving rain and wind, such as I never dreamed possible, but worst of all, the debris nvas flying everywhere, trees, enormous branches, tiling from roofs, beams of every size, so that no one knew when they would be struck. Tuesday, the 19tli, the government sent warning to the Isle of Pines by radio that a hurricane was raging 200 miles south of us and, unless it chang­ ed its course, would reach us in the afternoon. At noon the weather got real bad and the telephone operator advised every one she could reach, kept getting 'worse and as for some reason we could not get the mill on - the telephone any more, Edgar started 1 come in at the back door, which out to tell them to shut down so that |had been blown off. They had tied no fire could start, but he was forced Anderson and the two grandchild- to return as he feared that by the time jren *° *rees 80 that they could not be he could get back the river would be l^town away. We told them to get above our last high bridge, and pos-jtkem during the lull, which they did. i The American Consul asked Edgar ;and Mr. Manent of Gerona to go to ! Batabano and Havana officially, in i the name of the American Govern- jment. I guess, and they have not come [back yet. They left yesterday, Satur- place .for wind to get in. About 11:30 ‘ day» at noon on a Cuban gun boat we woke up; the storm had increased, j wliicli had come in in the morning. We nailed up the back window of the ! (Continued on page six.) ceeded to the bathroom which is built on under the porch roof on the western side of the house while the storm at this time was raging exact­ ly from the east. If the house had collapsed we would have been in a sort of a trap as there is no outside door from the bath-room and the 'win­ dows are too small and high for any­ one to crawl through. We could do nothing but pray for our lives and for the lives of our, friends and we have much to thank God for, as he heard our prayer. None of us even hurt and all our friends here survived, at least with their lives. The hurricane was in two sections; it blew with tremendous force in ter­ rible gusts that, I thought, no house could withstand, from about 1 to 3 o’clock. Then there 'was a lull for about an hour. From about 4 to 6 o’clock the storm blew directly from the west, aliwest as severe as the storm from the east a short time be­ fore. During the lull of the storm the Anderson’s, colored people living a quarter mile beyond us, came rushing, It Icalling, “ Bullock, Bullock.” Even then the wind howled so that they could not hear Edgar answering telling the sibly take the bridge, so that he would not be able to get home. Then we closed, bolted and barred the garage doors and all the solid, wooden doors and blinds of the house and kitchen so that there was not a STMT WORK ON NEW PENN TAN DIRECTORY The Ladies’ Aid Society , The Ladies’ Aid Society o f the Dan- 'ie(i St. Paul Lutherian church will Experienced Sales Force Coming Survey For Complete Record of City Residents and Business hold their annual bazar and chicken supper at the church basement Nov. to j 20, from 5:30 p. m. until all are served. ------- — ♦ -------------- To Present “ Mikado” i The H. A. Manning Co. with offices in New-York City, Springfield, Mass., and Schenectady have received the en­ dorsement of the Chamber of Com* erce to publish a Penn Yan Direct­ ory. This new book is to be the most complete in all details of any ever j published here. This concern has pub-} lished 53 directories and has just com­ pleted uvork on Geneva, Elmira, Sen­ eca Falls,, Waterloo, Batavia, Waver- ly, Sayre and Athens. It has published most of the directories in the Finger Lakes region. The sales force will be augmented in a few days by five experienced can­ vassers who1 take a door-to-door census so that the book will be authentic in a every detail. It will also contain a street and house guide, business classi­ fications and all details pertaining to local, country, state, and U. S. govern­ ment and in general will be the biog­ raphy of every adult resident, giving place and kind of employment. All business men will be classified as their business determines. William Cc-wie, who is managing the canvass in Penn Yan is making his home at 324 Liberty Street. Students of Keuka College will pre­ sent the popular Gilbert-Sullivan light opera, “ M ikado,” on Decem ber 11th. EENT0N FARMER HAS SHOT 1010 66 CHUCKS ss Lee Edmonds With Help of Sons Has Killed Record Number of Wood­ chucks in Past Few Years Lee Edmunds, a well-known citizen in Benton, during the.past year and so far into the present year, has shot 1010 woodchucks. In the past eight or ten years he has usually killed from two to three hundred each twelve months; In this he lias usually been assisted by one or both of his sons, Stewart land Robert, and it has been a recre- iation for them while at the same time they hate helped to rid the county of what has become a grave pest. Mr. Edmunds and his boys have -no set time for doing this work nor are they confined to any particular locality. Whenever the spirit moves them to I hunt they set forth in whatever direc- ! lion their business or their fancy On Friday evening, Novi 12, a hearing was held before the village trustees on the charges preferred against Fred H. Lynn in proceedings to remove him for misconduct as a member of the municipal board of this village. Mr. Lynn did not: ap­ pear in person or by' attorney to answer the chargds which had been made against him by the four other members of the board, but sent a long communication in writing, in an attempt to- justify his conduct. A large amount of testimony was taken in support of the charges against Mr. Lynn, and was particularly directed to the charge that Mr. Lynn is al­ leged to have received funds of the village amounting to about $1,500. unlawfully, since the year 1914, by orders signed by himself as president of the municipal board for services claimed to have been rendered by him, in spite of the fact that the law prohibits members of the municipal board from receiving compensation for their services. Orders signed by Mr. Lynn, vouchers, books and other papers were put in Evidence before the Roiard of Trustees in proof of this particular charge. Evidence was also given that Mr. Lynn had ceased to act as a member of the. board and had failed to at­ tend six meetings of the board held since June 1st, 1926, and that he had pursued a line of conduct detri­ mental to the best interests of the village, and had put various obstacles in the way of the board carrying out its general policy of betterment and improvement of the municipal plant, and many specific instances of such acts were testified to by the various witnesses who were sworn and ex­ amined. The taking of testimony was concluded and the hearing closed, but inasmuch as the testimony was taken by ak stenographer and will require several days to transcribe, the trustees adjourned to Saturday, Nov. 20, at 3 o’clock, when they will render their decision. It is quite# probable that an action will be brought against Mr. Lynn to recover the amount which it is al­ leged he has drawn from the village treasury, unlawfully, under the pre­ text of receiving compensation for his services which it is alleged wa§ contrary to law and constitutes mis­ appropriation of funds of the village. Notice of Charges Sent Mr. Lynn To Fred H. Lynn: You will please-take notice, that charges have been preferred -against you as a member of the Municipal Board of the Village of .Penn Yan by H. A. Wagener, E. J. Walker, Jr., F. M. McNiff and Charles A. Kelly, asking that you be removed from office by the Board of Trustees, -a copy of said charges are hereto annexed and serv­ ed upon you, .and also a copy of the resolution of the Board of Trustees based thereon, -passed at -a regular meeting of said Board held on -the 1st day of November, 1926, and You will further take notice, that you are required to answer said charges before said Board of Trustees at a meeting of said Board to ibe held on the 12th day of November, 1926. in the Trustees' Rooms, in Maiden Lane in said village of Penn Yan at 7 o’clock P. M., and that a hearing will then be had upon said charges. November 3rd, 1926. A Dodge sedan owned Randall, of Penn Yan, and the barn of the Ketchum on Flat Street, Oct. 2, 1925, was re­ covered from the sand bank on the Frank Collin farm, just west of Ben­ ton Center, early Sunday, after it had been discovered by hunters Friday aft­ ernoon. The car had apparently been buried in the sand for some 13 months. It was covered with two sheets of can­ vas and the windshield was protected against the pressure of the sand by pieces of floor-board from the car, as if those who backed the car into the sand pit intended to remove it at some future date. Walter On* and Howard Rolfe, of Benton while hunting Friday afternoon were walking over the sand bank, which is now owned by Everet Rolfe, when one of them dropped into a sus­ picious hole, which upon investiga­ tion turned out to be a cavity between the rear of the isedan top and the solid bank of sand. Saturday night about 12 b'clock, ac­ cording to Sheriff Milton Rapalee, the hunters notified him of their discovery. Sunday morning the under-sheriff and a deputy with a gang of men tackled the job of shoveling out the auto. After much hard work and .with the help of a wrecking car they pulled from the pit a 1924 model sedan, the top and upholstery of which were bad­ ly rotted since the two pieces of can­ vas spread over it were not sufficient to protect it for over a year. The bat tery had been removed, but the 1925 license plates and the driver’s license certificate in the car made identifica­ tion or the owner easy. The speedo­ meter registered 16,461 miles, after it had been towed to the sheriff’s barn in this village. Charles Randall purchased the car on Nov. 14, 1923, from Ed. Geer, of Penn Yan. For a time Mr. Randall used it in the taxi business. After the car was reported stolen, some $800 was paid the owner for his loss, after every effort to locate it had failed. What remains of the car now, there fore belongs to the insurance com­ pany rather than to Mr. Randall. A curious coincidence in the case is that the auto was uncovered at the' sand pit exactly three years from the day it was purchased in Penn Yan. ------------------ — + — i » . . f i .»■ ■ - ■ * . __ 0 . - f . - t . . t __ A A A J . . f . - t . T V V V V V1' W ** % A T • V * 4 V V V V W V V Thank You Since there will be no. mail de­ liveries next week Thursday, we plan to print the Chronicle-Ex­ press one day earlier than usual so that all the local subscribers will receive their paper the day before Thanksgiving. To do this it will be necessary to receive most of the news and advertising copy by Friday or Saturday of this week. We are sure that our correspondents, contributors and advertisers will cooperate by sending us all or at least 9# part of their copy so that it reaches us by Saturday morning or earlier. YATES COUNTY OFFICIALS MAKE ANNUAL REPORT* TO SUPERVISORS Dr. M. E. Costello Appointed Home and Jail Physician— Clerk’s Office Shows Nearly 50 Per Cent Increase in Fees— Issues 5,000 Drivers’ and 2,069 Hunters’ Licenses— Sheriff Rapalee, Treasurer Bennett and Sealer Reed Also Report Thank you for helping us. We hope to return the favor by de­ l i v e r i n g your paper before Thanksgiving. Day. SUPREME COURT HOLDS SESSION The Yates County Board of Supervis­ ors convened in session the first oi this week for committee 'work and the auditing of bibs. Dr. M. E. Costello of Branchport was named as physician to serve residents at the county borne and in the county bastile during the coming year. Tuesday, representatives from vari­ ous companies dealing in snow plow equipment used moving pictures to set forth before the members the 88 were originals and 96 were renewals. 127 Chauffeurs’ licenses issued. 822 Examinations or road tests giv­ en by state motor vehicle inspectors, of which 492 were For operators’ licenses. 88 were for junior licenses. 127 were for chauffeurs’ licenses and 115 failed in the road test and . 642 Learners' permits granted. merits of their tractors and plows. | office were increased l No action was taken. Members of ^ !. to the board will dine at the couty home Plaisted vs. Knapp Case De­ clared Non-Suit Grand Jury Returns Four Sealed Indictments FARM ER INJURED W H EN FREIGHT CARS BUMP luff Point Man Thrown to Ground While Loadimg Grapes— Car Breaks Away From Freight Crew At the trial and special term of Su- prem Court convened in Penn'Yan this week, Michael Buckley of this vil­ lage was named foreman of Lire grand jury which returned to the judge four sealed indictments and no open in­ dictment. Tuesday morning U19 jury­ men inspected the Yat,es Couty jail and were discharged at 11 a. m. The court will undoubtedly close by Fri­ day of this week. The cases listed on the general cal­ endar were disposed of as follows: WiilMam Johnson vs. William Pul- ver. Put over term. Wiill'iam Johnson vs. Nettie M. Lily and Leonard N. White. Over term. Yale Beers1 vs. Nathan Hoiltzman. Settled out of court. Betty Oastfleman vs. Frank Alley. Over term. Willis E. Barber vs. Edmund A. Beers and Raymond E'bersole. Over term. The Travelers Insurance Co. vs. Jos- ♦ eph Barone. Over term. John B. Cramer, surviving partner of Cramer Bros. Mayonnaise Co. vs. John Murphy. Over term. Albert L. Watson vs. Finger Lakes Land Co., Inc. Over term. Roy M. Grimes vs. Charles R. Otis. For trial Wednesday. Elmer Berleue vs, William L. Her- endeen. Action for damages. For trial Wednesday. Pratz, Kinne & Pratz, Inc., vs. Har­ ry Suter.' Over term. James 0. Sebring vs. Warren E. Gridiey and Delia M. Gridiey. J. Oe Sebring takes by default. Mary E. VanKuren vs. Elmer J. next week Wednesday and also at the county jail. County Clerk Eddy R. Emerson, Sheriff Milton L. Rapalee, Treasurer Harry O. Bennett and Sealer of Weights and Measures, William Reed made their annual reports before the supervisors as follows; County Clerk’s Report To the Honorable Board of Supervis­ ors of Yates County: I, E. R. Emerson, clerk of the Couiv Ly of Yates, do hereby submit the fol­ lowing statement for the year ending Oct. 31, 1926: There have been recorded in the of­ fice— 1 : 769 Deeds. 27 Wills. 396 Mortgages. 560 Assignments, releases and dis-l 413, Law's of 1926, which amended the cotinty lawr, the lien law, the personal property law and the civil practice act, effective July 1, 1925. Receipts and disbursements for the year are as follows: For recording papers ........... $1,642.25 For searches ......................... 1,315.65 Retained by county from auto fees ..................................... 2,075.00 Miscellaneous ...................... 548.92 ■, Total, paid to Co. Treas __ $5,581.82 Mortgage tax report: Received from taxes on mortgages ....... $5,639.69i Paid to County Treas. Allowance from State Board of Tax Com­ missioners for serv­ ices, etc.................. $5,511.87 127.82 $5,639.69 charges. j 76 Record judgments. ! Supreme and County Court or- 115 ders. 7 Certificates of incorporation. 25 Lispendens. 22 Bonds. 5 Miscellaneous papers. 7 Maps. There have been— 243 Notarial certificates attached. 507 Searches made on real property. 138 Marriages registered. Judgments and satisfactions thereof docketed. 758 Chattels filed iand indexed. We have handled through the office from the various town clerks: 2069 Hunting, trapping and fishing licenses. Sheriff’s Report To the' Honorable Board of Supervis­ ors of Yates County: I, Milton L. Rapalee, sheriff of Yates County, do hereby submit the follow­ ing annual statement for the year end ting October 31, 1926: The number of prisoners admitted to the jail for the year is as follows: Intoxication * ................... 203 • \». . • • « . . 23 2 1 5 Burglary, 3rd degree .. Burglary and grand larceny ....... Vio. Sub. 3, Sec. 290, Highway L.. Grand larceny, 1st degree ........... 3 Grand larceny, 2nd degree Kidnaping .......................... 6 1 Body execution ............................ 1 Assault, 1st degree ............... I1 Assault, 2nd degree ..................... r Forgery, 3rd degree ...... i . . . 1- 55 Non-resident angling licenses, i , ___ . i • 3 Non-VesidVnt* hunting,- trapping j Jhl eat to comnut c n m e .............. J| and fishing licenses. i Petit larcenv 3 In naturalization matters we have1 y ................................ received— Vagrancy ....................................... T! 10 Declarations or first papers. ^ 16 Petitions or second papers and Tr » 01 tatlon of llQUOr Abandonment of children .......... Vio. Sub. 3, Sec. 184 Penal Law. Arthur Berryman of Bluff Point was ___ _ knocked from the auto truck while j \y^jHiiiwageH. loading grapes at the Purdy’s Coal Tried Wednesday. Yard switch of the Pennsylvania rail- p red L VanKuren road in Penn Yan Monday morning when two freight cars rammed into another car on the siding. Mr. Berryman with another man was loading grapes with the auto truck backed up to the oar. Two other cars broke loose from the freight crew which was switching in the yards and coasted down the siding into the re­ frigerator car which was being loaded. The door of this car as it rebounded from the impact gave the end of the auto a shove wiiicli smashed one of the rear wheels and threw Mr. Berry­ man to the ground head first. It was thought at the time that he was seriously injured, but an X-ray taken at the S. and S, Hospital Mon­ day night failed to reveal any broken bones. - The accident happened about 10:30 a. m. Mr. Berryman will prob­ ably be released from the hospital in a short time. Elmer J. Van- and George A. C. M. Lee Leaves Bluff Point Farm After 58 Years ♦ News and Features This Week. Current. N e w s ............... 1 and 9 4 , j leads. Penn Yah Personals Classified A d s .......... Rude Rural Rhyme Penn Yan Markets .. Church N o t e s .......... Penn Yan Locals ... Cartoon .................... County N e w s ........... Keuka, College Notes New York Markets . Serial Story ........... Danish News ......... ♦ • • . 4 s 10 10 n 5. 13 11 . , .3, 8; 14 13 9 2, 7 14 . . W o o d chucks do a vast amount ot damage to growing crops and have multiplied greatly in the past few years. They make extensive burrows in m eadows, orchards and vineyards as well as around unused buildings. They are injurious to many growing crops being especially fond of young tehder beans. Many bean crops in Yates County have been materially lessened by the depredations of this com m on Am erican species of the Marmot. Mr. Edmunds and his sons are to be congratulated for their serv­ ice to the land-owners of this commun­ ity. William B. Manley, Clerk of the Board of Trustees. Charges Brought Before Trustees To the Board ot Trustees of the Vil­ lage of Penn Yan: The undersigned residents -and tax­ payers of the village of Penn Yan, New York, and 'members of the Municipal Board of said village, do hereby re­ quest the Board of Trustees of said tillage to remove Fred H. Lynn from office as a member of the Municipal Board of said village pursuant ‘to sec­ tion 60 of the Village Law, and do hereby charge that the said Fred H. Lynn has been and is guilty of mis­ conduct in office as a member of said Board, among other things, as fol­ low's : First: That the said Municipal Board consists of five members, and that the said Fred H. Lynh has wilfully ab­ sented himself from and failed to at­ tend meetings of said Board as fol­ lows: A special meeting thereof he’d June J st, m<; (Continued on page three*) Mr. and Mrs, C. M. Lee and family will move to Penn Yan for the winter, having sold the Bluff Point farm on which they have lived many years to Paul Garrett. The farm, which is a 240-acre place located at the end of Bluff Point and adjoining the old Wagner estate, has been held during the past three years by Paul Garrett through an option which expired Oct. 1. Mr. Garrett, owner of much of the property on Bluff Point, lias now purchased the farm and takes possession the first of next month. Mr. Lee, who has been on this farm for 58 years, is selling his equipment at auction. W ill Issue 1926 Auto License Plates Monday The Yates County Clerk’s office in this village is prepared to issue auto plates for next year beginning Monday of next week. The boxes of plates ar­ rived at the county building some time ago from the state prison, where they were mantifactured. Blanks have been received and all arrangements have been made for releasing the 1926 series.1 Next year’s plates for Yates County begin with 4 J 95-01 and continue through to 5J 60-00. The figures are black on a yellow background, similar to that of the previous year. Inwagen. Tried Wednesday. James O. Selbring King vs. Warren E. Gridiey and How­ ard Gridiey, Over term. Fred S. Plaisted vs. Ida J.-Knapp, Non suit. James O. Behring and George A. King vs. Lake Keuka Fruit Sales Co. Scheduled for hearing Thursday. George C. Fevenbaugh vs. John Durry. Action for damages, negli­ gence. For trial Thursday. Fred S. Plaisted vs. Estelle Pang- borne. Over term. James E. Dolan vs. Hugh Wylie. Ac­ tion for fraud. Settled out of court, Edwin Ketchum vs. Stephen B. Milll&paugh and Fred Millspaugh. Held. Edwin Ketchum vs. Florence C. Ma- haffey. Held. W. C. Demining Corporation vs. Pe­ ter Costes. Settled. Robert C. Bias and Marie Bias vs. Charlies C. Manning. Settled. Addison S. McCandless vs. Leman O. Conley. On trial Thursday. Bessie L. Vanln-wagen vs. Fred L. VanKuren. For trial Wednesday. David Travis vs. Samuel D. Behrens and Lauriston E. Scherer. Over term. 4 George S. Feagles vs. Stephen B. Millspaugh and Fred Millspaugh. Held. Frank H. Lamont and Dena S. La- mont, co-partners doing business un- ! der name and style of the Manage­ ment Service Co., vs. Eastern- States Package Co. Over term. George D. Hammond vs. New York State Railways. Action for damages, negligence. Transferred to Monroe county. Mary V. Brown vs. L. & A. BaJbcock Co. Action to recover damages on contract. Over term. have issued 7 Final papers. ! In the automobile department we re- j port as follows—— 4717 Pleasure licenses issued, of which 28 were issued in place of lost ones. 876 Commercial licenses issued, of which 9 were issued in place of lost ones and 18 changed from pleasure to co mercial. 3 Trailer licenses issued. 8 Suburban or hearse licenses is­ sued. 30 Motorcycle licenses issued. 344 Transfers made. 37 New registration certificates is­ sued in place of lost ones. There were— 5000 Operators’ licenses issued, of which 492 were original and 4508 were renewals. 184 Junior licenses issued, of which 1 Incest Violation Sec. 43, Penal Law 2 3 2 2 1 Grand larceny, 3rd degree........... 1 61 In addition to the above commit­ ments there were 135 lodgers admit­ ted during the year. The total number of mesls for the year, including the sheriff’s family, 11,666—555^ weeks at $5.83 per week. The number of prisoners and ledg­ ers chargeable to the village of Penn Yan for the year is 135. One hundred and eighty meals were served to these prisoners and lodgers —8 4-7 weeks at $5.83 per week. Dated at Penn Yan, N. Y., November 10, 1926. Mr. Bennett Reports To the Honorable Board of Supervis­ ors of Yates County: I, Harry O. Bennett, have the honor to submit herewith, my annual report as treasurer of Yates County, for the fiscal year ended, October 31, 1926. (Continued on page two.) Waneta Grange STARKEY DEDICATES Waneta Grange will hold an all day meeting at their rooms Saturday, Nov. 20, commencing at 10 o’clock. District Deputy Mrs. Jennings, of Watkins Glen, and degree team will work Grange degrees on a number of can­ didates. Dinner will be served at noon. All members are requested to be present. COMMUNITY HALL Fair awd Supper Today Mark Opening of Addition to M. E. Church Services Sunday PROPOSE TO ELIMINATE YATES R. R. CROSSINGS Hearings Scheduled For Dec. 3rd in Penn Yan— Would Dispense With Grade Crossings on Pennsy Marguerite Berleue vs. W4USaz endeen. Action for damages. On trial Wednesday. t (Continued on page four.) Her- A dispatch just received from the Public Service Commission at Albany sets the date for the hearing on the proposed elimination of certain grade crossings in Yates County on Friday, Dec. 3rd, in Penn Yan. j The crossings which are proposed; for elimination are all on the Penn j sylvauia railroad and are described as follows: Pennsylvania railroad, mile! north and mile south crossings, towns of Torrey and Milo; Willow crossing town of Milo; Ketchum north and Ketchum south and Shaw’s crossing, town of Benton. The Public Service Commission b holding 19 such hearings in various parts of the state the first week in December in connection with its■ grade crossing elimination program.: At these hearings the railroads and ■ municipalities interested, as well as! the State Department of Public i Works and property' owners, are in-j vited to be present to consider the' question of necessity for elimination and the plans to be adopted Jb the event the elimination is ordered. - j • k The new community hall at Star- key was dedicated Sunday afternoon with a most impressive service. The large congregation, which complete­ ly filled the building, listened to an inspiring address by District Super­ intendent Rev. Eli Pittman, of Elmi­ ra, who was assisted by Rev. Mi’, Gardener, of Montour Falls and the * local pastor. Rev. Jesse Mullette. i Starkey people feel justly proud of the new building, which they have worked hard for and for which they expect to continue to work until the indebtedness is cleared. — Starkey Corres. Realizing the need of a place for community gatherings, a house and lot adjacent to the church property was bought and used for that pur­ pose. The building proved unsuit­ able so it was decided to sell ahd erect a building especially adapted to community needs. This new1 hall is a firy proof struc­ ture with a seating capacity of about 300. It has a well equipped stage, kitchen and cloak room on the main floor. The building is well ventilated and electrically lighted. Parking places for some 200 cars will be pro­ vided. Thu building will be officially opuned this week Thursday with a fair and roast pork supper, to which all people are invited. The study of veterinary medicine started in France, in 1762, for the pur­ pose of training men to save horsjeg Injured in battle. / 1 1 n • * t i \

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