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. •X Think of Your Many Blessings Instead of Your Misfortunes Worry Doubles the Difficulty rhe Early Bird Gets the Worm And the Early Buyer Gets the Bargain. Read the Christ­ mas Ads ALL THE NEWS FOR ALL YATES COUNTY Volume C ill—Number 48 PENN YAN, N. Y„ THURSDAY, DECEMBER 2, *1926 Whole Number 5352 EVAPORATOR FIRE $10,000 LOSS Workmen in Penn Yan Plant Unable to Check Sudden Blaze—Loss Stops Work and Apple Buying in Mid-Season A blaze starting from one of the furnaces in a kiln of the Burns and Gaylord Evaporator, Bush Park, Penn Yan, practically destroyed the plant and did damage amounting to some $10,000 shortly after noon Thanksgiv­ ing Day. Men -were working in the plant at the time and at about 12:30 heard a roaring sound coming from a kiln adjoining the machinery room. The wooden joists and floor slats, dried to tinder by the intense heat of the furnace used, for curing apples, were on fire and the blaze was rapid­ ly spreading. Their efforts to check the tire were futile and the local com­ panies were called. The conflagration had gained such headway when the trucks arrived that all six of the kilns on the east and north., side and the machine room were ruined. Firemen, however, pre­ vented spread of the blaze to the store room, the overhead bridge and ship­ ping house. Though the concrete walls of the kilns, built several years ago •by T. N. Bancroft, are standing prac­ tically unharmed, the six furnaces, the ten pairing machines, the convey­ ors, the bleacher, the slicer, the electric . cooker and all other equipment are practically ruined. Many bushels of apples were lost, though considerable of the supply was stored in the un­ harmed buildings. The evaporator, owned and operated by Burns and Gaylord, who also owns the Finger Lakes Vinegar Co. of this village, was just completing the sec­ ond half of this season under the man­ agement <of O. C. Fish of Alton. The some 14 men employed have been busy the past four weeks caring for some 600 bushels of apples a day, the fruit being put up in what is known as “fancy chops’1 to be used in making apple butter. Some 15,000 bushels of apples had already been purchased and a number of farmers in this vicinity had planned to sell some of their stored fruit to this evaporator. The apples already purchased are now being used by the company’s local vinegar plant. It is expected that the company will rebuild using steel gird­ ers m the kilns and separating them by fireproof walls, so that another fire would only burn out the flooring of one kiln. The $10,000 loss Thursday was prac­ tically covered by insurance carried at j a high premium during the short oper­ ating season with a company that spe­ cializes in such risks. The B. Davidson barn near the evap­ orator on Sheppard, street was ignited by sparks from the evaporator Thurs­ day. The small blaze was readily ex­ tinguished and a settlement for the damage has been made. Piles of coal were still burning up Wednesday of this week. t * * Tip-Up Fishing Laws Cause Confusion From the number of inquiries received by the Conservation Commission in reference to the use of live bait in tip-up fishing, there seems to be considerable confusion among the sportsmen in reference to this matter. At the . last session of the Legislature an amendment was made to conservation law per­ mitting a person to use fifteen tip-ups in Chautauqua Lake, each to contain but one hook and such hook to be baited with earth worms only. This amendment has been the cause of the misunderstand­ ing and the fishermen \are ad­ vised that live bait may be used as heretofore in all other waters of the state where. it is lawful to use tip-ups. No more than five tip-ups are allowed any one fish­ erman in this lake at a time, however. HUNTERS FINED FOR INFRACTIONS PENN YAN PASTOR AC- * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * CEPTS CALL TO NEW­ BURGH CHURCH Nearly $200 Paid by Seven People For Breaking Conser­ vation Laws In County Dur­ ing Month — Coons Out of Season Expensive I t t * YATES CHRISTMAS SEAL SALE ON Much Good Work Done Here During Past Year With Money Raised Last Season Urges Prompt Response to ♦ WEDDINGS. Harvey-Williams Miss Ruth A. Williams, daughter of. Mr. and Mrs. John Williams, of Ge­ neva, and Ambrose Harvey were mar­ ried in St. Francis de Sales church, Geneva, at 6:30 Thanksgiving Day morning. Mr. and Mrs. James McDon­ ald, of Syracuse, brother and sister of the bride, stood .with the couple. Fol- ing the ceremony they left for a two weeks’ wedding trip in the northern part of the state. Mr. and Mrs. Har­ vey will be at home after January 1st, at their residence on the west lake road near Holmes Inn. % The bride wore a gown of Tjffin georgette with picture hat to match. She carried yellow chrysanthemums. Mrs. Irene McDonald, sister of the bride, was matron of honor. She was gowued in Channel red satin with pic­ ture hat to match. She carried white chrysanthemums. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Francis Mason. In New York State active and con­ tinuous warfare against the white plague is carried on by the State Com­ mittee on Tuberculosis and Public Health, affiliated with 59 local com­ mittees of volunteer workers in each community, chiefly through funds se­ cured by the sale of Christmas seals. During 18 years of intensive effort the death rate from tuberculosis in the state has been cut in half, yet in 1925, 88 persons out of every 100,- 000 died from this cause. Continuous health-education, increased public health nursing service, better case- finding and earlier treatment for tu­ berculosis patients are the important weapons for securing further reduo tions in suffering and loss of life. In Yates County the committee ou public health labor week in and week out, their work entirely voluntary and without remuneration, to further the cause of making tuberculosis in Yales County and New York State merely a memory. Without tfie efforts of this committee, there would be many per­ sons in Yates County who would never know the true meaning of “Merry Christmas,” if it were not for the good done from the proceeds of the Christ­ mas seal. The following is a partial list of the work done in Yates County during the past year, made possible by the money sent by you for Christmas seals: 452 visits made to children of pre-school ; 50 visits to tuberculosis patients; 42 consultations, patients examined and X-rayed; 7 anti-toxin clinics, 500 children inoculated; sanatoria care for 7 patients secured; 2 children sent to and cared for at preventorium; 40 Christmas baskets sent to inmates of County Home; Christmas package sent to patients in sanatoria; hospital care secured for three patients; educa­ tional health booth at county fair; shoes and clothing to twelve worthy (Continued on page two.) Arrests made by Game Warden Earl Sutherland of Jerusalem during the past 30 days have resulted in fines being paid by offenders to the total amount of $197.50. Three of the in­ fractions consisted of taking coons during the closed season. Clyde W. Robinson of Bath was taken before Justice C. H. Simon of Potter lor attempting to shoot a hen pheasant. On Oct. 27, he paid a fine of $27.50, said amount including court costs. Harold Wigden of Naples, R. D„ ap­ peared before Justice Frank W. Thompson of Italy on Nov. 10 and paid a fine of $10.00 plus $2.50, court costs, for possessing a coon out of season. Ernest F. Christensen of Penn Yan, R. D., appeared before Justice Frank Hatmaker of Milo on Nov. 10 on the charge of taking five coons during the closed season. His catch cost him $77.50. Irvin Colby appeared before Justice Orville Randolph of Penn Yan on Nov. 12 and paid $12.50 for refusing to sur­ render his hunting, trapping and fish­ ing license button. Miss Emma Jensen, who lives on Potter road, settled by stipulation, with payment of $27.50 for possessing four ferrets without license or permit. John De Bolt of Penn Yan appeared before Justice Randolph of this village on Tuesday of last week and paid $27.50 for possessing four ferrets on or about the 15th of Nov. 1926. Harold Peterson of Penn Yan, R. D., appeared before Justice Frank Hatmaker of Milo on Nov. 22 and set­ tled by paying a fine of $27.50 for taking a coon during the closed season. ♦ GRANGERS TOLD OF FARMING IN RUSSIA Wm. M. Patteson Gives Interesting Talk in Penn Yan on Recent Trip Long-Peche J. Wilson Long of Lakemont and Miss Florence Peche, daughter of Mrs. Minnie M. Peche of Glenora, were married Saturday evening, Nov. 20, at the Methodist parsonage in Dundee by the Rev. Jesse Mullette. They were accompanied by Miss Grace Long, sister of the groom, and Prof. Charles Warren of Starkey Seminary. After a motor trip through the- Western part of the state, Mr. and Mrs. Long will reside at Glenora with Mrs. Peche, where the bride has been postmaster for the past four years. Albertson-Cummings Miss Jane Eileen Cummings, daugh­ ter of Mr. and Mrs. John E. Cum­ mings, of Penn Yan, and Christian W. Albertson, also of this village, were married in Buffalo, Nov. 20, 1926. They were attended by the bride’s sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Taylor, of that city. Mr. and Mrs. A1 bertson are making their home in Penn Yan. Penn Yan Rotarians Enjoy Russian Tcharni Kleb Members of the Penn Yan Rotary club at their weekly luncheon Tuesday noon were given an interesting and instructive account of conditions in Soviet Russia as seen by one of the club members, Wiilliam M. Patteson, who returned but a few weeks ago from an extensive trip through the Near East and the southern part of Russia. Mr. Patteson was dressed in a Rus­ sian jacket and wore one of the knives carried by natives of that country* He supervised the preparation of the luncheon for the club and.provided an interesting, yet nourishing, Russian obied (which means menu). All the members seemed to enjoy the meal of Borscligesswhatizittcliarniklebchistro- ganoffkartofepapiros— (which divided into courses and trans lated into English mean) vegetable soup, black bread, tea, beef, potatoes and cigarettes. The Russian black bread Tcharni Kleb, made of rye, undoubt­ edly proved the most acceptable mor­ sel to the American palate represent­ ed at the luncheon. After the dinner Mr. Patteson vivid­ ly described the need of work among j the boys of Russia and the Near East and the problems that confront all who try to carry on this work . ♦ Finn-Decker At the Methodist Episcopal parson­ age on Saturday morning, November 27, 1926, by Rev. S. G. Houghton was solemnized the marriage of Joseph Robert Finn, of Kanona and Miss Leola Belle Gay Decker, of Ham- mondsport. They were accompanied | by Walter Hankinson. Mr. and Mrs. Finn will make their home in Kanoga. 5, 8, The comparative high prices that - have been paid for summer milk fo r . .the .past fevi years have had a tenden­ cy to make a shortage of winter milk now. •« d 9 4 a 10 10 11 13 11 14 11 9 9 14 12 Aunt Ada’s Axioms: The farm is one of the best places to find real home life for there the whole family works together. ► New* and Features This * Week. Current N e w s ............... l a Penn Yan Personals .♦ Classified A d s ............... Rude Rural Rhyme . . . . Penn Yan Markets .... Church Notes ............... •Penn Yan L o c a ls ......... Cartoon ....................... . County News ............. 3, 7, Keuka College Notes .. New York Markets . . . . People’s Forum ........... Danish N e w s ................ Training Class Notes Some 250 Grangers enjoyed the an­ nual Thanksgiving dinner at the Penn Yan hall Friday night of last week and the talk on “ Farming in Russia.” given by William M. Patteson, who lies just returned from an extensive trip with a party of seven through Asia Minor. Mr. Patteson said that the custom barriers of Soviet Russia are extreme­ ly rigid, only 113 Americans having been .allowed across the boundary line during the past.year. All of the seven members of the Near East Relief party with 'which he travelled were .stopped 4 and carefully searched to the skin before being allowed to enter southern .Rlussia. No man or corporation owns land in Russia, said Mr. Patteson. The state has confiscated all. There are only nine cities in the realm of more than 200,000 population, and the average is a little over 16 people to the square mile. Most of the farmers live in crude houses made of mud bricks and assembled in small villages. A store­ room; the grainery, filled with wheat and barley; a living room about 14 feet square with a hole in the leaky roof of limbs and dirt for the escape of smoke and a hole in the grou-nd for the fire-place; and a similar room for oxen, goats and sheep are all crowded into one mud house. There are few cooking utensils in the average household, said Mr. Patte­ son. To bake the rye bread, a fire of barnyard manure, which is the only I'iiel there, is built in the hole in the floor of the living room. The dough is mixed and worked to the consisten­ cy of paste and thrown with the hands so that it sticks to the hot walls of this oven. Here it is baked. To secure a parcel of land, a farmer applies to the village authorities and he is granted a few acres, in proportion to the size of his family. This land he rents from the country for a nomi­ nal sum. All the crops which he pro­ duces are his. There are no taxes. It is only in extreme-emergency, such as sickness, however, that he is per­ mitted to hire help at harvest time. Mr. Patteson closed his interesting talk by describing the Close check that is kept on all citizens and especially the foreign visitors by the Soviet gov­ ernment. His party 'was closely fol­ lowed by secret service men at all times. The present Russian government, concluded the speaker, is not anxious, in fact is opposed, to any benevolent interference or help from other coun­ tries. Pomona Grange Meets Saturday The annual meeting of the Pomona Grange will be held in Penn Yan Grange hall Saturday morning and aft­ ernoon with election of officers and delegates. State Overseer, Fred J. Freestone of Interlaken 'will be the chief speaker. ♦ Cars .Collide Two cars meeting on a narrow bridge near the W. D. Hayes farm had a collision Friday afternoon. Walter Wren was the driver of one and Bob Youngs, of Keuka, the other. Neither of the occupants was injured, but both cars were damaged.—(Crosby Corres.) Rev. Charles K. Imbrie t Rev. Charles K. Imbrie, pastor of the Penn Yan Presbyterian church for over seven years, tendered his resig­ nation Sunday morning and will leave the first part of January for Newburgh, where he has accepted a call to the First Presbyterian church of that city. At the close of the morning service last Sunday Mr. Imbrie read the fol­ lowing notice: “At a meeting of Session, held No­ vember 28, 1926, prior to the morning service, the pastor announced that he had received a call to the pastorate of the First Presbyterian church of Newburgh, Ni Y., and that although he regretted the prospect of terminating his ministry in Penn Yan, he felt it to be his duty to accept the call and ac­ cordingly he requested that a meeting of the congregation be called to unite with Jiim in requesting the Presbytery of Geneva to dissolve the pastoral rela­ tion now existing between him and this church. Such a meeting is hereby called to meet for this purpose on Thursday evening, December 2nd, in the lecture room at half past seven.” In the Presbyterian church notes this week Mr. Imbrie says: The pastor will have more to say on the subject of his change in pastorate at this meeting, and he invites every­ one to attend. He hopes that the way may be made clear to close his pastor­ ate here on Sunday, December 26th, as he desirfes to begin work in his new field early in January. According to our form of government, - a special meeting of Geneva Presbytery must Jae called to dissolve the pastoral rela­ tion. This meeting will probably be called in about two weeks. Mr. Imbrie was born in Japan and is the son of Rev. William Imbrie, who was a missionary in that country for 45 years. His grandfather, Rev. Charles Imbrie, was pastor of the First Presbyterian church in Jersey City for over half a century. He attend­ ed several preparatory schools in this country and is a graduate from Prince­ ton University and Auburn Seminary. He preached three years in Lancaster, N. Y:, before the World War, Mr. Imbrie came here in 1919 after being honorably discharged from the United States Army, where he served as chaplain in the 104th Infantry. He succeeded Rev. Nevin D. Bartholomew. Mr. Imbrie’s pastoral work in Penn Yan has met with marked success and his preaching has helped many. Mr. Imbrie was the first of over a hundred applicants to be called to the Newburgh church to take the place left by the death of the previous pas­ tor last spring. The First Presbyterian church of Newburgh has a member­ ship slightly less than that of the Penn Yan church but also conducts a mission church in the poorer section of the,city. A pulpit committee will be appointed in the immediate future to hear and consider applicants for the local pas­ torate.- ♦ Village President Commends Golden Rule Sunday 1926. Nov. 30, To the Citizens of Penn Yan: December 5th is International Gold­ en Rule Sunday. It is sponsored by President Coolidge and by leaders of all faiths and callings. A representa­ tive National Committee urges our participation in its observance and I am glad to endorse their request. Golden Rule Sunday is most appro­ priately placed midway betAveen Thanksgiving and Christmas. Its pur­ pose is two-fold: To awraken us to a greater appreciation of our own blessings, and emphasize our responsi­ bility to the less fortunate in all parts of the world. The central idea of the day’s observ­ ance is the substitution of a simple and meager “orphanage” meal in place of our usual bountiful Sunday dinner. In doing this the plight of the destitute in the world’s poorest lands is made more real to us and to our children.\ To the orphaned children who are the beneficiaries of Golden Rule Sun­ day the recent earthquakes in Armenia have brought additional suffering. It is. evident that unless we help these children they will perish. I therefore hope that International Golden Rule Sunday will be observed in every home in our village and that a real offering will be made to this worthy cause. Sincerely yours, T. W. WINDNAGLE, Village President. ♦ Benton Grange The regular meeting of Benton Grange will be held Thursday evening, Dec. 2, at 8 o’clock. A large attend­ ance is desired as there is important business to be transacted. The lect­ urer’s hour will consist of: Popular songs with ukulele accompaniment, Leslie Corbin; Recreation, Mrs. John Bishop. All Grangers come! . —Lecturer t t Mail Delivery Until Noon Christmas Day Carriers in Penn Yan will deliver on Christmas morning up to noon, Postmaster-General New has announced. There will also be one complete collection. After the delivery all postal work will stop except the hand ling of special delivery and dis­ patching first-class mail to trains. Last year postal employees had a complete Christmas holi­ day, tjut Mr. New felt this plan was inadvisable this year be­ cause Christmas falls on Satur­ day and it would mean a two- day suspension of the mail serv­ ice until Monday morning. There will be no rural delivery on Christmas. GANG OF ITALY HILL SCHOOL BOYS WAY LAY MAIL CARRIER -70 YEARS AGO F. B. Curtis, of Dansville, Writes of Exciting Incident Which Brought Government Official Here—Recalls Pupils In School From ’48 to ’56, Burning of Maxfield Mill and Erecting of Methodist Church * t <§• BOARD GRANTS APPROPRIATION The county supervisors closed their regular session Wednesday of this week and have adjourned until the first month of next year. The board has appropriated $23,070 for the con­ struction of town gravel roads during the coming year. The highways to be constructed will be designated at the January session. The appropriation for the work of the county* Home Bureau was increas­ ed $325 to 2,825; the county laboratory at the S. and S. Hospital Avas granted an increase of $300, making a total of $2,300; the county court fund was increased from $700 to $1000. The Farm Bureau appropriation remained the same as for the previous year, $3,000; the Bovine T B eradication pro­ gram was continued with the same ap­ propriation as that of the previous year, $4,200; the election, county build­ ings, surrogate, judge and other ex­ penses also were not increased. On the other hand the amount set aside last year for erection of headstones over sodiers’ graves has been done away with entirely, the state lm ring taken over the project. The sum of $29,000 Avill be paid on the principal of all county bonds during the coming year and $16,405 will take care of the interest. Highway Tax Rate Announced The highway tax rate for each town during the coming year per thousand dollars is as folloAvs: Barrington .......... $13.81 Benton .................................... 2.83 Italy ...................................... 11.23 Jerusalem ............................... 7.47 Middlesex ............................. 12.16 Milo ................. 4.51 Potter Starkey Torrey .. .. ... •« .»• ».. »». ... •« 4.87 3.93 5.84 Supervisors Increase Home Bu­ reau Allowance—$23,070 for Roads—Health Nurse and Technician Report I read with much interest an article from the pen of Mr. and Mrs. Herrick in the Chronicle and Express of Pema Yan, dating back to 1848, relating to events which occured there in Italy Hollow. And as I was born in the town of Italy and resided there many years, it brought to my memory many incidents of my earlier days. Many of the people mentioned I knew and it almost seemed L was again a boy. My father’s family lived about half Avay from Italy Hollow to e^st Italy Hill. I .am quite sure I remember when the ) Methodist church was erected, having been there at the hill with older mem­ bers of our family and saAv the largest timbers being worked into shape. It must have been in 1847, or near1, to that date. I attended school at Italy Hill Avlien I was very young. There were no out­ side conveniences. The school house was situated east of the higlnvay run­ ning north to Potter Center and west of the road leading to Branchport and Penn Yan. A little east from the school house were the hotel barns. The hotel was across the street on the east side of the street and kept by Ruben Wells. It was burned on the Fourth of July, 1854, together with the barns across the way. I remember when the Maxfield mill in Italy Hollow was burned down to­ gether with a carding machine in 1847. Another grist mill owned by Lawrence Hubbard was in operation many years after. I often went to Italy Hollow to mill, taking one or two bags of wheat. A Mr. Manning conducted the mill and always gave 40 pounds of flour for each bushel after taking out four quarts for grinding. What do the farmers get boav ? About 32 pounds 1 think. The first school I attended was taught by a Mrs. Dyre. The next term by a Miss Dickinson. A new school house was built at Italy Hill in 1853, located a short distance up the road leading to Italy Hollow where Jerome Doubleday taught the first term. I think the attendance was about 70 pu­ pils daily. Italy Hill like many small hamlets throughout the state has de­ creased and perhaps one-half of the number mentioned above would be about the average now. Luther Blood kept a general store and postoffice. About 1852 a small route was estab­ lished from Italy Hill to Italy Hollow. A young man on horse back came to the Hill three times each week. A man by the name of Chester Lamb carried the mail from Prattsburg to Penn Yan and delivering Penn Yan mail at the Hill. An incident happened with the mail carrier Avliich caused much exitement throughout the town. The young man who came through three times a week carrying the mail, sported a big whip j which he used on the small boys with much severity. . Finally a council of war was held by the small boys and they took measures to stop such usage, for many times the boys had to seek the lowest rail of the fence and make much haste or be lashed. So it came about that six or eight met the mail carrier armed with sticks and took him off the horse, placed the mail bag on their tormentor’s back, made him carry it up the hill and compelled him to promise not to use the big whip on them again. (Continued on page three.) Supervisors and Committees The members of the Yates County Board of Supervisors this year are: Barrington, Earl Guile, Dundee, R. D.;' Benton, Loren Nichols, Penn Y.an, R. D. 9; Italy, Claude H. Wixom, Naples, R. D.; Jerusalem, J. R. An­ drews, Branchport, R. D.; Middlesex, Albert D. Bates, Rusliville, R. D.; Milo, J. J. Gardner, Penn Yan, R. D.; Potter, Fred Schweickhard, Rushville; Star- key, Ira C. Ide, Dundee; Torrey, Benj. F. Gardner, Penn Yan, R. D. The standing committees for the year are as follows: Erroneous assessments and refund­ ed taxes, Messrs, B. F. Gardner, Nich­ ols, Andrews; Equalization, Messrs, Schweickhard, Ide, Guile, Nichols, Wixom; Finances and appropriations, Messrs. Ide, Schweickhard, Bates; Highways, Messrs. Bates, Guile, Schweickhard; charities and public health, Messrs. Guile, Ide, Andre avs ; corrections, Messrs. Nichols, B. F. Gardner, Wixom; county treasurer’s accounts, Messrs. Wixom, Bates, Schweickhard; county clerk and ju­ diciary, Messrs. AndreAys, Guile, B. F. Gardner; Rules and supervisors’ ac­ counts, Messrs. J. J. Gardner, Bates, Ide. p New Laboratory Reports Miss Helen Goodell, technician in the Yates County Laboratory which was started at the Soldiers and Sailors Hospital in this village tAvo years ago, stated in her annual report, presented to the board by Dr. Robinson of Gen­ eva, that she had made a total of 5913 examinations during the year from Nov. 1, 1925 to Nov. 1, 1926. Of this large total 300 Avere bacterio­ logical examinations of throat cultures to determine whether or not the sub­ jects were carriers of diphtheria; 28 were tests for typhoid; 3442 were urinal examinations; 868 Avere blood counts; 96 Avere blood matchings for transfusions; 24 Avere tests of milk and 86 were tests o f Atater supply. Much work Avas also done in dis­ tributing anti-toxins and other sera for the protection of patients and the public .against diphtheria, typhoid and scarlet fever; some 170 being used in all these purposes during this period. Silver nitrate used for the protection of new-born babies prepared by the technician to the amount of 120 bot­ tles. County Nurse Reports Miss Nellie Z. Mahar, R. N., Yates County Nurse, reported 54 clinics and | health consultations and 708 calls made during the past year, in her an­ nual report to the board given last week Tuesday. Her report follows in full: (Continued on page three.) Pat Conway’s Conservatory Band Plays Here Dec. 10 Next Aveek, Friday night, Patrick Conway’s Conservatory Band from Ithaca will play a concert in the Samp­ son theatre at Penn Yan, beginning at 8 o’clock and under the auspices of the Brotherhood class. One of the members of this popular musical or­ ganization is Maurice Gelder, cornet- ist, from this village. Early this month the famous Con­ way band gave a concert before crowd­ ed house in Cortland. The Cortland Standard in complimenting the con­ cert reported: “That ‘Patsy’ Conway may still re­ tain his position among the great mus­ ical directors of the country was shown by the characteristic and easy manner in which he conducted the fine program. He was the Conway of old and the traits AAiiich gained him his name in years past were still preval­ ent in his skill and talent last night. “The popular director brought to this city a Avonderful school band, an organization composed mainly of the yoting men who are studying in the Ithaca Conservatory of Music. The familiar Conway snap and pep was evident in all the selections Avhile the tone was not only pleasing but color­ ful. The program was adapted to its appreciative audience, the more diffi­ cult selections being balanced and offset with the humorous and num­ bers of lighter vein. Director Con­ way was especially liberal with his encores and grateful to accept the many requests of Sousa’s ‘Stars and Stripes Forever’ as the closing selec­ tion of the evening. “The school band played with a spir­ it and inspiration which was invigor­ ating and at the same time manifest­ ing the love and esteem which the men hold for the leader. The director recipocated this feeling by the tactful manner in Avhich he acknowledged * » the appreciation of his audience and the individual efforts of his soloists. “The audience seemed unanimous in its expression that it was truly a real ConAvay concert by a typical Conway band, and conducted in the masterly manner which all associate with the noted leader. Cortland enjoyed a high calibre program at a nominal admis­ sion and it is hoped that ‘Patsy’ Conway and his school band will re­ member that Ithaca is but a short distance from this city.” FARM AND HOME BUREAUS MEET Vice-Chairmen of Each Unit To Report Friday—Will Elect Directors From 3 Towns—L. of W. V. Is Co-operating Oriental Bazaar at Keuka College The annual bazaar given under the auspices of the Y. W. C. A. of Keuka College will be held In the associa­ tion parlors on Saturday evening, Dec. 4. Imported laces, embroideries, Rus­ sian brasswave, and all sorts of dain­ ty things suitable for Christmas pres­ ents Avill be sold. The brassware is to have its abode in a booth represent­ ing an old brass shop. There will also be other booths representing various countries. In one part of the parlors there will be a Japanese tea garden Avhere ice cream, cake and candies will be sold. Dr. A. Langee and Miss H. Ellis will officiate .at fortune-telling for those Avho wish to see what the future holds for them. Each girl in the college has been asked to contribute something so it is certain that there will be a large assortment. The prices of the articles will vary between 25c and $3. Come early; it begins at 7 p. m. 1 More than tAventy million forest trees were planted in New York state during 1926. The annual meeting of the Yates County Farm and Home Bureau Asso­ ciation will be held in the Methodist church in Penn Yan Friday, Dec. 3. The morning program will be given over to business sessions Avith the de­ partments meeting separately while the afternoon session will be a joint entertainment program. E. R. East­ man, editor of the American Agricult­ urist will speak on the “Life of the Lanterns.” Mr. Eastman’s extensive contact with the farmers of the state for the past 10 years gives him a very close personal feeling on farm condi­ tions. He always has a worth-while message. Mrs. Harry T. Baldwin of Washington, D. C., director of the liv­ ing cost A\rork conducted by the League of Women Voters, has a message of particular interest to all women. She will speak at 2:30 p.m. The commit­ tee in charge also promises good mus­ ic for the afternoon. The morning session of the farm de­ partment consists of reports by the officers and manager, township report on membership campaign by each di­ rector, and the election of a chairman, vice-chairman and secretary, and di­ rectors for three years in the towns of Benton, Potter ' and Mddlesex. The morning program of the Home depart­ ment consists of final reports on the membership contest by the vice-chair­ men of each unit; “The most interest­ ing thing the Home Bureau Unit is doing” by the chairmen of each unit; election of a county chairman, the di­ rectors from the towns of Potter, Italy and Starkey. The committee in charge has this* year arranged Avith the ladies of the M. E. church to serve dinner so that the noon hour may be made a social gathering as well as merely a time to eat. The lollOAving menu is offered: Roast Ham with dressing Squash Potatoes Cabbage salad Cranberry sauce Apple pie Coffee -------- ♦ -------- - Ontario County To Pay For Town Snow Plows 4 Ontario County will hereafter pay for snow plows to be purchased by the various toAvns of the county, provided each town shall own or purchase a tractor of not less than five-ton capac­ ity. A resolution to this effect Avas adopt­ ed by the Board of Supervisors by a vote of 17 to 2. -------- ♦-------- - Yates Bank Dep 9 $its The extended total deposits of four of the five Yates County Banks at the close of business on the 15th of No­ vember are reported as folloAvs: BaldAvins. Penn Y a n ....... $2,439,287.88 Citizens, Penn Y a u ......... 1,980,297.86 Rushville State .............. 586,527.52 Dundee State .................. 526,863.35 Uncle Ab says that the lists of “the one hundred best books” convince him that their compilers never read the books. \ V V

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