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The Largest Circulation of Any Paper in Monroe County, Outside the City of Rochester. :;v • ••: .wm. '/'•'ii ill • '. .'•''f'yffl '-Mm m VOL. XLII, NO. 50. FAIRFORT, N. Y., THURSDAY, DECEMBEE 14, 1922. TTTTJAIft* IN ADVANCE AJLLlJLYJYlO . Si.50 PER YI EAR PUNISHING LAW VIOLATORS Unusual Abundance of Game—Many Violations—Protectors Kept Busy KeportB received from game protec- tors and inspectors by the Conservation Commission indicate that there was an unusual abandan.ee of pheasants and grouse during tbe recent open season on those birds. On inforamtion furnished by the Eden Fish and Game Club, a hunter was convicted of killing a cock pheas- ant during the olose season, and fined $51.50. Two men in Erie county, with live pheasants illegally taken, in their pos- session paid a penalty of $185, each. That this tine was effective in teaohiug obedience to the law was. indicated a week or so later when one of them called up a protector and inquired if he bould hunt on Sunday. After being given the information he said \I thought I would find out as I don't oare to get in wrong again.\ A proteotor who saw a hunter shoot at a female pheasant, shouted at him that it'was a hen. Disregarding the warning the hunter fired again but miBsed the bird. He paid lor the vio- lation. Pheasants are on the increase in Jefferson oonnty. The bag during the last two Thursdays in Ootober was un- usually heavy. For sHooting a male pheasant on Sunday near the city park in Watertown, an Italian hnnter paid a fine of $50. In the southern tier birds, both groose and pheasants, were more abundant this year than for several years past. The Broome County Sportsmen's Association has liberated between 7,000 and 8,000 birds during the past three years and these, in ad- dition to the wild ones, have furnished an abundance of 6port. Inspector Slater reports that from his observa- tion he believes fifty per cent more pheasants were killed than ever before. In the counties of .Fulton, Hamilton, Montgomery and Schoharie, grouse, pheasants, woodcock, rabbits and grey squirrels were never rnore__plentiful than this fall, and they were taken in large numbers by an army of gunners wl>Q were afield nearly every day. In the counties of Niagara, Orleans, Genesee, Erie and Wyoming, pheasants were very plentiful and were shot in large numbers. For the counties of Cayuga, Oswego, Onondaga, Oneida and Madison, In- spector Weston reports that, while an unusually large number of pheasauts were killed during this season, there was left in the covers a large surplus sufficient to guarantee a plentiful sup- ply of these bjrds next season. This is also true of the grouse whioh are more abundant than they have been in many years. Reports from Inspectors all over the state to the Conservation Commission during the hunting season were to the effeot that, in spite of their utmost en- deavors, it was' impossible to give prompt attention to all the reports of violations of the game law that were being received. With the steadily in- creasing nnmber of hunters going out every year, the need of more protec- tors to insure strict enforcement of the game laws is becoming imperative. Game Protector Anderson of Seneca Falls apprehended a boy not yet six- teen years of age hunting withoqt a license. The boy's father had been in the hospital all summer, and his mother was about to be sent to a hos- pital. The family was in very poor financial ciroumstances. As the boy ' belonged to the Boy Scouts, the pro- tector reported the matter to the Scout Master and asked him to warn the rest ot the boys about going afield with gone. The Scout Master said he would do so and furthermore would see that the order was obeyed. The • boy was not prosecuted. Ducks are very plentiful on Black Lake abont sixteen miles from the vil- lage of Gouverneur. Hunters report that there wo/e more docks there this year than have been seen In that sec- tion for a number of years. Thousands of them are seen near the middle of the lake where they spend much time at this season for thoir own protec : tion. Hundreds of them have been shot. A large numbor of black duoka have been aeon, but thoy will not do- In a raid at Rouses Point a game . proteotor seized 42 largo hoop note valued at f 1950 and apprehended four men with nets in their possession with- in half a wJlo of the waters of Lake Ohamplain. Yeleta, tfexns, |s the oldeBt town in the Unitodf States, according to tradi- tion. It/is believed the town was fonndod In 1540 by Don Franoisco Vaeqoez yoronado, a Spanish explorer This would make it 25 years older than St. Augjbstine, Florida, the oldest own of authentic record. Fairpoffs Board of Education Vptes To Construct a New High School Building Order for Plans and Specifications Given to Architect—More Accommodations Rendered Necessary by Increasing Population. LOCAL FARM BUREAU PUNS Meeting Held in Fairport to Arrange Program to be Carried Out in This Vicinity A MAGNIFICENT TEMPLE National Home of Southern Scottish Rite Bodies a Most Beautiful Structure Fairport's Present High School on West Church Street, Which, it is Expected, will be Used for a Grade School After the New High School Building is Completed on West Avenue At a special meeting of the Board of Education held on Saturday even- ing last, it was voted to build a new High school building for Fairport. If the plans of tbe Board are carried out, the new High school will be lo- cated on West aveneue, near where the present Sohummers building now stands. Whether the Schuuiniers building will be moved.or demolished, of the State Department of Education, where similar conditions have pre- vailed in other places. They have di- rected their efforts toward ascertain- ing which would be best for Fairport —a High school or another graded school—and have arrived at the con- clusion that the situation could best be cared for, by the erectiou of a new High scliool building and using the is not yet definitely decided, but it I present High school building on West if possible, so that it to house the three Church street as a grade school. That their decision will meet with the ap- will be moved, may be used grades which it now accommodates i proval of the State Department is until they can be otherwise provided shown by the letter, published here- for. The second B, second A, and third grades are now cared tor in that building, having a total of 104 pupils in all. The Board elected O. W. Dryer* of Rochester, as the architect for the new High school building. Mr. Dryer is the some man who had charge of the building of the North Side school in Fairport in 1919. He has had a wide experience in school house archi- tecture and is believed to be well qualified for the work. He is at pres- ent eugaged in making plans for a half dozen or more schools in Western New York. His regular fee is six per cent, of the cost, bat in view of his former work in Fairport and other reasons, he has made a reduction to five per cent, for the work on the new building here. Mr. Dryer is to fur- nish the necessary plans and superin- tend the entire construction ot the building. As soon as he is able to prepare the plans and specifications necessary to meet the requirements, tentative bids will be asked for in order to ascertain the coBt, etc., after which the proposi- tiouwill be submitted to the taxpay- ers to obtain their consent to bond the district for a sufficient amount to cover the coBt. The plans of the Board also include the changing of the Church street High Bchooi'building so that it may be used as a grade building. Cne of the changes necessary will be to alter the' long stairway, in order to make it more safe for the smaller pupilB. AH soon as the plans are accepted by the Board they will be placed on ex- hibition in a public place in Fairport, so that the public may become familiar with them. s. Five grades, or classes, are now on half time/or single session, and it is expected\ that \the Board .will have to provide 'temporary buildings . for the use of the scholars while the building operations are being carried on. There are \said to be three reasons why more school room is needed hero. The population of Fairport has in- creased nearly fifty per cent, in the past ten years, and is now doable what it was twenty-five, years ago. Due to these facts, the school attend- ance has increased, owing, naturally, to the larger nnmber of school chil- dren. The increase in school attend- ance during the past ton years is fifty per cont. Another reason for the need of more school accommodations is tho new Bchooi law which goes into effect the coming yeat, which, when«fnlly in force, will require the attendance at school of all children np to 18 years of age, instead of 16. Tho members of. the Board of Edu- cation have been working on the proposition for several months, having realized fall well some time ago aB to the real condition which confronted them, and also as to the requirements with, from that department: October 20, 1922. Mr. L. W. Baumer, Clerk, Board of Education, Fairport. N. Y. My dear Mr. Baumer: For some years the need oE an addi- tional school building at Fairport has been recognized. It has been a matter of correspondence heretofore, and the faot that provision would soon have to be made for a new school building has, I donbt not, been recognized by your district as well as by your Board of Education. Your high school registration has now reached 184. Jts facilities for oarrying on the work have long since been outgrown. In tbe same building with the high school it has been neces- sary to provide five rooms for the ac- commodation of grade pupils. In the annex building are four rooms, in on e of which are registered 74 pupils on half time, and in another 58 pupils also on half time. In a third,44 pupils,and in a fourth, 'do pupils. In a dwelling house used temporarily for school purposes throe grade divisions are housed, one with a registration of 40 in a room with air space for 18. A eerious congested oonditiou also ex- ists in the north side building in which 72 pupils in the first grade and 54 in the second are on half time. I find that the total registration has in- creased from 610 in 1917 to938 in 1922, and that the population of the village has increased 49 per oe'nt. in the past ten years. Mr. Hall states that at a conference with your Board, two propositions were considered and disoussed, one for the construction of a sixteen toorn grade building and the other for the construction of a building for high sohool and the seventh and eighth grades. After more oareful and thor- ough study of the situation, Mr. Hall says, \I am convinced that it would be the wisest course to ereot a high sohool and upper grade building at the present time, using the present high sohool building and the building in olose proximity to it for grade pupils. This wonld make provision for the ac- commodation of the excessive pupils now regtsiered in the north side build- ing.\ Attention is called to the suggestion that eketohea be drawn both for the grade building of sixteen rooms and also for the new high school and upper grade building, but donbt Is expressed of tho feasibility of asking the district to voto appropriations for both of theso buildings at the present time; In case only one proposition is deoided upon, \the high school bonding,\ Mr. Hall gays, without question is the one. In this connection it should be borne in mind that the present bnilding is not planned for a high sohool, it does not have a room for gentfai assembly or gymnasium, and there is no provision for physical training or atldetios. In the construction of a new high school buildiug, facilities in tins direction could readily be provided, not only for the high school, but would serve also for the pupils in all three build- ings. The fact that eight groups of pupils are now on half time, and that these are not properly housed, shows clearly the urgent need of immediate action. Neither teachers or pupils under existing conditions are having a fair chance, they are not given the opportunity to which they are right- fully entitled. The time is now at hand when further delay would be inexcusable. Prompt, vigorous action is demanded. The situation is a positive one; It has become so serious that immediate re- lief is imperative. Please bring this matter before your Bourd of Education at the earliest opportunity. If you are not to have a regular meeting in the immediate future, you are hereby instructed to call a special meeting of the Board to take action on this matter. Please notify me of the action taken at this meeting, and kindly keep me advised from time to time of the progress that is made. Yours very truly, Frank H. Wood. SjWTA FOR ITALIAN KIDDIES Befana, Good Fairy, Is Supposed to .Fill Stockings With Toys on Twelfth Night The oharacter in Italian childhood lore corresponding to our Santa Clans is Befana, a good fairy who is supposed to fill the children's stockings with toys on Twelfth Night. She does not, however, ooine down the chimney, and the stockings are hung in the child's bedroom. When someone enters to fill the stocking, the child, according to a very ancient practice, cries out \Ecco la Befana.\ The legend concerning this lady is that the Magi, while on their way to Bethlehem stopped at her home, but found her too busy- with household affairs to eutertofn- them. She told them that she would see them on their re'torn, but they went baok by another ronte, and therefore Befana oomes out in 'search of them every Twelfth Night. Her name is a corruption of Epiphany, whioh is Jan. 6, the twelfth night after Christmas, according to the ohuroh calendar. MATTERS OF HISTORY. Items Taken from the Mail One Year Ago Today. Mrs. Imogene Baird, former resident of Fairport, dies in Washington. Edwin Jordan recoives serious in- juries when a steam pipe burst in the evaporator where ho is working. Marriago of Miss Minnie Qibko of Fairport and Stephen Estes of Victor. Death of Mrs. .Mary E. Slooum, aged 08 years. Seven Farm Bureau leaders of the Fairport community met at the home of T. J. Bridges, the community chairman, reoenty. and planned a pio- gram of meetings, demonstrations and services to be carried on in the Fair- port community during tho coming year. The meeting was called by Mr. Bridges who felt with the other com- mitteemen, that a oareful analysis of local conditions would bring out many agricultural problems a solution of which would form the best program for the coming year. ThiB analysis showed that the lead- ing agricultural interests around Fair- port were potatoes and cabbage, farm crops, dairy, iruit and poultry, in the order named. An analysis of the lead- ing crops was made to determine what were the limiting factors of production and in marketing. Solutions for the more importaut ofthese were worked out. TIHB will constitute the Farm Bureau program in the community. It was decided that varieties of farm crops, the need of larger use of legumes and better fertilizing practices in re> duoiug the farmers' fertilizer bill, made up some of the most pressing problems and accordingly it WOB planned to discuss these at the winter community meeting. In order to aid hi solving the market- ing problem, it was planned to bold a special meeting to discuss a plan for co-operative marketing of potatoes and cabbage in order to aid the growers of these crops in finding more satis- factory methods of marketing. A special demonstration meeting was planned at whioh the methods of treat- ing both potatoes and cabbage seed lor the control of several serious diseases will he shown. The importance of good seed and the control of otber potato diseases will be taken up at the same meeting. This will be followed up with a Held demonstration to show the value of different methods of treating for the diseases An orchard meeting was planned to be held Bhortly before cherries ripeu to point out con- trol measures for brown rot and cherry leaf spot and also to demonstrate the best measures for controlling pear blight. The potato men, in addition to the special meetings—asked for a fertilizer demonstration on potatoes to empha- size the importance of acid.phosphate. They decided also to carry on a spray- ing demonstration on potatoes and show the importance of this practice. For the farm crops men, a combined alfalfa demonstration to. show the beet variety to plant and the importance of liming will be carried on. A variety test on beans including several strains of Red Kidneys, will be carried on to determine which varieties are best adapted to the Fairport community. A combined silage and busking corn variety test was planned to be located at Bruner Bown's, to show which varieties give best results tor these two purposes. An oat variety test will be carried on for the purpose of acquainting local farmers with some of the superior and new varieties de- veloped by the Plant Breeding depart- ment at Cornell and to determine which varieties yield best at Fairport. It waffiraplt that many worn out pastures could be improved to good advantage. Accordingly » demonstra- tion of the best methods of pasture im- provement will be located on the farm of Lloyd Howard. A spraying demonstration on cher- ries to BIIOW tho^best oontrol measures for brown rot and for cherry leaf spot will be conducted in connection with the fruit spray servioe. The committee in addition asked for a three-day extension school on farm shop the date of which has not yet been arranged. In addition to these definite com- munity projects, members of tho com- munity will have available the spray service on fruit, potatoes and oabbage, seed inspection servicoand the poultry oulliug servioe. * One of the many interesting build- ings at Washington is the Scottish Rite Temple, located at 16th and 8 Streets, a dozen blocks north of the White House. The cost ot this beauti- ful Btruoture was$1,500,000. 4 It is the national home of the Supreme Council of the Southern Jurisdiction of the Scottish Rite in America, representing almost 150 Masonic bodieB with a membership of almost 100,000. The temple is modeled after the Mausoleum of Halioarnaesns in Asia Minor, considered by the ancientB as> one of the Seven Wonders of the World. There are 33 Ionic columns, eaoh 3$ feet in height. The steps approaching^ the main entrance are arranged in groupings of 1, 3, 5, 7, and 9. The main floor contains 33 rooinB. The Sphyuxes guarding the approach were hewn out of monster Btoues weighing 105>,000 and 110,000 pounds, the largest ever quarried in America. The third story is the cathedral, a chamber 75 feet square, and 75 feet high, sur- mounted with a lofty dome. The cornerstone of the Temple was laid with the trowel used by George Washington when tho construction of the Capitol of the United States waa begun. SOME OLD YULETIDE BELIEFS Season Supposed to Control the Des- tiny of Children Born at Gladsome Time An old superstition says that it ia lucky to be born on Christmas Day. French poaBants believe that in ad- dition to being lucky Christmas Day babies have the gift of prophecy; while in Silesia there is a belief that a boy born on Christmas Day will be- come either a lawyer or a thief. Among Vosges peasants, children born on Christmas Eve are supposed to be endowed with what is vulgarly termed \a good gift of the gab,\ while those horn on Christmas Day are supposed to have less tongue and better reasoniug powers. A daughter born on Christmas Day will grow up to be wise, witty, and virtuous. A curious bequest for the benefit of Christmas Day babies was left by a man who died in 11)15. By the terms ot his will each child born in the tes- tator's native town on December 25th receives five pounds as a birthday gift. AN OLD CHRISTMAS CUSTOM Village Boys in North England Repro- duce Play That is As Old As the Race In the North bf England some of the oldest of onr Christmas customs aie still faithfully observed. One of tbe quaintest is that of the village boya who call themselves \ The Mummers '* At Christinas time they perform a lit- tle play that is aB old as the English race. There are three chief characters—St. George, resplendent in silver-papered armor, aud brandishing a wooden sword; Beelzebub, who is, of course, the famons dragon; and the Doctor, who wears a nattered top-hat. At the beginning ot the play it ia announced that the countryside is be- ing laid waste by Beelzebub. Various minor characters make an appeal for deliverance from the monster's away. Then St. George bursts upon the scene. A fierce battle takes place, in which' he slays Beelzebub, but is himself badly wounded. At this point the* Doctor ruBlies in with a bottle, which he places to the saint's lips. \Tak eoom o' mah niff-nafTdahn thy tiff-taff,\ ho presoribes. So George drinks and is cured. Some of the words used in tho play are BO old that neither the boys nor the majority of tho audience can un- derstand them. Mentioned Twenty Years Ago. Charles Brown dies, aged 47 years. . Hnrdick store ia,being enlarged. John D. Leopold of Egypt dies after long illness. Mild case of smallpox in Fair- port. ' Marriage of Frederick L. Cowles of Fairport and Miss Bertha L. Downing of Despatch. Local Leaders Chosen In order that the community pro- gram may be oarried out to get best results, local projeot leaders were nominated to be responsible for carry- ing on the various projects. * These men are also members of the oounty projeot committee. T. J. Bridges was chosen to bo responsible for the farm orops work; John Donk will be responsible for the fruit work in tho community. Tho poultry projoct leader, ohoseu was Frank Parker. Ohas. Donk was chosen as leader for potatoes and cabbage work and Jesse Hannan the local leader for dairy work. - . Membership Campaign , E. D. Merrill, manager ot the Mon- roe at this committee mooting and ex- plained tho plan for the Farm Borean membership oampaign whioh is to be conducted during the month of De- cember. Looal oanvassers with tho assistance of a few farmers from out- side of the oounty will make up a team who will travel with local com- mittoomou to visit every farmer andi oxplnin to him just how the Farm Bureau serves and why each farmer ia Individually responsible for support* iug tho organization. Results secured thus far in tho campaign indicate thnk tho nnmber of Aembers in 1923 will greatly exooed .the.past year's mom* hers. ; , .'••'. . ']. £•??/'.-: . Other Communities\ Programs'; r I\\- Community chairmen in adjoining communities hold meetings at their '••• j-'<-\ j • '•• S?i| 1 i m v*q ,ajj 1 m m II I ^\ : •\•>: > '.'>'it- : »l '--•Urn x'&£$to A.'VV,')'-,, •V:> s^K* £:**•: •....-. vt,- tS <„/*-,: \ m m m ,r: m &££ :~- VR m& l :J - :•*:»« «(% S. D. Merrill, manager of the Mon- Q 00 ; Bahler,;and therPUUforf^6tt^.t^ i Oonnty Farm Bnrean, \?as present at the horne of fiHelK.^^^^V v ^?^^§wl :..:,;-.. v.. •/• - •-'• \-K •.-'•'-•-••,•\. 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