\V. ' '\ 'A HBBP\ DEMOCRATIC IN POLHTCS Volume 73. Number 39 CAPE VINCENT, N. Y., THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23, 1941 Single Copies Efrre Cents FORMER RESIDENT OF VLLAGE EXPIRES IN MERCY HOSPITAL 0 the Oldfimer 0 Thomas Mounteney, 80, of- Water- town, died at 4:33 Saturday afternoon in the Mercy hospital v bare he had been a patient since October 13. 'On that daite he was found unconscious in his home, having evidently been stricken with a cerebral hemorrage, and was removed to the hospital in an unconscious condition. He re- mained in the coma until his death. Mr. Mounteney, who lived alone for years, was discovered lying on the kitchen floor. Neighbors entered the house through a window and after placing him on a couch sum- moned the police. Police took bivg^y ^^ to the hospital. He was bom at Bedford, Canada, December 29, 1860, a son of James and Sarah Mounteney. He resided in Syracuse until 1923, when he moved to Chaumont. Later, he re- sided at Three Mile Bay and Cape Vincent, finally going to Watertovvn, He was a laborer by occupation. He married Phoebe Backus at Sydenham, Ont., in 1884. She died in June, 1930. He is survived by a sister, Mrs. Mary Peters, of Verona, Ont., and a niece. Mrs. Pooler, of Watertown. • The body was brought to the Man- nigan Funeral Home, where services were conducted at 2:00 o'clock this (Wednesday) afternoon, with Rev. J. N. Pauley, pastor of the local Metho- dist church, officiating. Burial was made in Riverside cemetery. (-fHEY 50/JE' 90 'MAkeTif VEASV TtfRTftE CHILDREN, , . W,&k'TO WOOL *K?WWY5 MI/F«1& SCHOOLANO TAX ON MOTOR VEHICLES EFFECTIVE ON FEBRUARY 1ST (WNU Sirvlct) CLAYTON COUPLE OBSERVE 55TH ANNI- • VERSARY MONDAY Mr. and Mrs. Ward E. Hard CHAUMONT NATIVE, 85, DDES AT HOME OF DAUGHTER of' Mrs. Fannie Hills Frame, 85, Clayton, celebrated their 55th wed-' native of Chaumont and widow ding anniversary Monday. They wereJMerton E. Frame, Clayton, diea of married in Theresa by Rev. C. W. Brooks, pastor of the Theresa Metho- dist church, October 20, 1886. Mr. and Mrs. Hurd grew up on adjoining farms. That of Mr. Kurd's parents was in the town of Clayton Wednesday of last week at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Oscar Mar- •juardt, at Upper Montclair. N. J. She had been in ill health for sev- eral months. The body was brought to Chau- and that of Mrs. Hurd's parents, m raont last Friday for funeral services FORMER TEACHER OBSERVES BIRTHDAY William J. Linnell, retired super- intendent of schools of the second supervisory district of Jefferson county and who for 54 years was actively associated with school work, observed his 79th birthday Saturday at his home in Watertown. He ; .s enjoying good ealth and is seen about the city daily. Mr. Linnell was born near Clayton October 18, 1862, a son of George G. and Elizabeth Gray Linnell. He re- ceived his first instruction in a rural school, District 14, town of Clayton, and later attended the Select school of Clayton Center, a private academy and Ives Seminary, Antwerp. As a youth of 18, . he r began his first teaching in a rural-school in,the town of Clayton. Later he attended .Jotsdam State Normal school; being graduated in ' 1888. Following \lis graduation from' Normal he taught in various schools in the county as principal. In 1906, he was elected county school commission of the third dis- trict of Jefferson county and served for seven years. In 1912 he was chosen district superintendent of the second district of the county and he.'d this position until his retirement in August, 1936. While serving in the capacity of school commissioner he substituted for a time as principal of the Cape Vincent High school, ana as a result of this had the distinction of having taught in every high school on the Cape Vincent branch of the New York Central railroad. the town of Orleans. After their marriage they farmed at the. Hurd family homestead for 16 years. In 1902 they moved to Lafargeville where Mr. Hurd operated the star .nail route between Lafargeville and Fishers Landing and Thousand Island Park for three years. They then re- turned to the farm for nine years be- fore moving to Clayton in 1914 when they purchased their home on Mer- rick street. Mr. Hurd is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Q. Hurd and his wife is the former Miss Emma Hildreth, laughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roswel! Hildreth. They had two children. One of them, Mrs. Ethel Mae Hill, died November 6, 1917. The other, Mrs. Maybelle R. Fults, lives next door to them A grandson, Glen E. Fults, jr., is a student at the Crane School of Music in Potsdam and is now serving as practice teacher in the schools of Madrid. LOCAL HATCHERY HAS DISTRIBUTED 38,6170 BLACK BASS Saturday morning at 11, with Rev Roy Etonian, pastor of the Chaumont Presbyterian church, officiating. In- terment was in Cedar Grove ceme- tery, Chaumont. Mrs. Frame was born in Chaumont. the daughter of William H. and Mar- riette Phelps Hills. After spending her early life in that village, she married Merton E. Frame, of Clay- ton, where she lived until the death of her husband about 40' years ago. Since then she had lived most of her time with her daughter. Also surviving is another daughter, Mrs. Adellbert Diefendorf, of 'Salt Lake City. Utah. There are also a granddaughter, Mrs Jane Murphy, of Upper Montclair, and four grand- sons, Carl and Robert Marquardt and Stuart and Randall Diefendorf, all in military service. BANQUET WILL BE HELD FOR DAIRYMEN AT ADAMS CENTER PLANS ADOPTED FOR FIRE DEFENSE IN THIS COUNTY Watertown Tinnes: A fire defense alarm schedule, known to firemen as a \running cai-d,\ which forms a cooperative system between departments in the event of emergencies, was adopted at a meeting of the Jefferson County Fire Chiefs association in the super- visors' rooim at the county building. Representatives of 23 departments in the county attended. Cards will be printed in the near future and distributed to depart- ments. They will contain informa- tion relative to water supplies, emer- gency equipment and miscellaneous data besides the fire protection schedule. Although official action hks i.ot been taken, it is expected a central headquarters through which calls for aid could be cleared will be estab- lished in Watertown. Through such headquarters, departments booked to respond on calls would be notified and departments assigned to cover in their absence would be informed. As an example • of the coverage system, if Adams • experienced a severe fire, Adams Center would be called upon for aid. During the absence of the Adams Center depart- ment, that village would be protected by Watertown. ^ A resume of the special %JjEense course at the chemical warfare school conducted by the army at Edgewood arsenal, Maryland, was presented hy Lieutenant Leo J. Loftus and De- tective Carl II. Green, of this city, who with Fireman Roswell Pooler were graduated from the schpol. Irving Parmeter, secretary, re- , r ported a communication from Frank SATURDAY NIGHT ! H. Nealon, co-chairman of the state committee on fire defense, suggesting that the three chemical warfare school graduates instruct representa- tives from local departments, stating it would be impossible for the state to send instructors here before next spring. Mr. Nealon, in his letter, Auto and motor vehicle owners ir. this section will pay the federal v5- a-yea-r tax, effective February 1, 1942 '.o Internal Revenue Collector Frank J. Shauighnessy of the 21st revenue district at Syracuse. Present plans call for the initial -.lailimg of application forms from the office of the collector of internal levenue to motor vehicle owners in their respective collection districts about the first of the year. These are expected to be returned by mo- tor vehicle owners with a remittance of $2.09, covering the months of February, March, April, May and June, 1942. The tax is levied on a fiscal year basis and application forms for the payment of the $5 fee for the full fiscal year, 1942-43, will be mailed out about June 1. Names of motor vehicle owners will be obtained from records in the offices of state motor vehicle ad- ministrators. Upon payment of the use tax, mo- tor vehicle owners will receive a receipt in the form of an internal revenue stamp which, according to present plans, must be displayed on each vehicle. Enforcement of collection of th*t tax will be by agents of the Bureau of Internal Revenue. Instructions s: administration and enforcement ul' the law have been mailed to col- lectors of internal revenue but have not been made public. LOCAL GRANGE HAS REGULAR MEETING A regular meeting of Cape Vin- cent Grange was held on Saturday evening with Worthy Master Walter I-Iollenlbeck presiding and an at- tendance of 34. The following \Har- vest\ program was presented by I he LYME FARMER, 67, EXPIRES AT HOME OF DAUGHTER OCT lecturer: J promised that if the state curriculum Song by the Grange, \HarvesJ 1 Song;\ reading, \The Corn Song,\ 'by Ella Rienbeck; reading, \Us Farmers in the Country,\ W. N. MeWayn..; \Harvest March, Exhibit and Dis- cussion;\ recreational number, \He- lay Race;\ vocal duet, \Hail to the 15 Jay D. Warner, 67, a lifelong farm- er in the town of Lyme and an active Granger, died last week Wednesday of a heart ailment at the home of daughter, Mrs. Oliver Pennock, Cha u- mont. He had been in failing health for six months. Funeral services were held Friday at 2 p. m. from the daughter's home, with Rev. Roy Etonian, pastor of the Chauiv.cnt Presbyterian curch, of- (Continued on Page Four) Over 300 dairymen are expected to attend the 13th annual Dairymen's banquet to be held at the Adams According to Supt. J. P. Snyder of Center High school this (Wednesday 1 the Cape Vincent hatchery, 38,670 evening at 7:15, according to H. 1<\ small mouth black bass fingerlinga Shimel, chairman of the Dairy corn- have been distributed from the local mittee of the Farm Bureau, ponds between July 1 and the present Mr. Shimel said that Charles John jate, Stevenson, philosopher and humorist These fingerling bass, which were of Cambridge; N.Y., had been secured distributed in near-by waters, repre- as the main speaker. His topic will suit a total weight of 310 pounds, be \This Is Your Town.\ They also represent 40 per cent of Prof. Raymond Albrectson, dairy all bass fmgerlings distributed this specialist of the New , York State, year to date. There are approxi- College of Agriculture will also be .nately 250 pounds of fingerling bass on the program. His topic will be in two ponds at the hatchery which J \Dairying to Meet Defense Needs.\ ha-\e not yet been drawn. ! Two hundred and twenty-five dairy- The local plants were made during!men keeping dairy herd improvement .the summer as follows: ' records will be honored for the part July 1, Wilson Bay, 5,120; Dutch they are playing in developing the Point, 5,120; Fox Creek, 5,120; July county's dairy industry. These dairy- 15, Tibbett's Point, 900; July 16, men are developing their herds into mouth of Mud Creek, 1,500; August superior animals that other dairymen 15, St. Lawrence river. 165; August use as seed stock to make their herds 23, Fox Creek shore, 2,750; Septem- more profitable. According to Mr. ber 25, Wilson Bay, 4,554; October 1, Shimel, all high producing nereis St. Lawrence river, 960; October 3, are a result of records used to cull, Mud Creek shore, 480; Fox Creek, select superior animals for breeding, shore, 1,701; October 16, Dutch Point;and feeding in ration to production shore, 8,462; October 18, St. Law Harvest,\ Mi. and Mrs. Ayrton j uf Johnson; essay, \Harvests written i p by Lt Millig . . Them All,\ Mrs. Walton Aubertine; recreational number, won by Nelsoi Baskey; song by the Grange, \Bring ing in the Sheaves.' , i is followed, graduation certificates ^ | -will be provided those who take the I local course, qualifying them as in- | structors to carry the course to their ' own departments. I The group then voted to go ahead with the school, with Lieutenant Detective Green and Mr. .on; essay, \Harvests win ,n , ^ ^ |natructor ^ eslie Handley and read by Helen ^^ R _ ^^ a(ljutani t <>-an; poem, \The Farmer Feeds American Lefiion of the county American Legion unit, extended an invitation to county fire- men to participate in the Armistice day parade to be held in Watertown mber 11. „ „ ... ;at 7:30 p. m., Novcinber The annual election of officers will) be held at the next meeting of tlv | trOTTW HFRF Grange, to be held on Saturday, No-1 OLD HUUbb MfcKL vember 1, at 8:00 o'clock. A goon \\\ ~~ attendance of the members is re- quested. rence river, 1,838. These plants included all sizes hatched at the local ponds from 1 inch to 5% inches in length. WHY NOT TRY AN ADVERTISE- MENT IN THE EAGLE IF YOTJ WANT TO BUY OR SELL. FORMER RESIDENT OF THREE MILE BAY DIES MONDAY A. M. Mrs. Florence Curtis, former resi- dent of Three Mile Bay, died Monday morning in Poug-hkeepsie, according to word received here Monday after- noon. Mrs. Curtis, who was over *0 years old, was the ©widow of a form»i Three Mile Bay furniture dealer. The body arrived in Watertown ay train this (Wednesday) morning and was taken to the Reed Funeral home. Committal services were held at Brownville this (Wednesday) after- noon with Rev. Leon D. Sanborne. pastor of the Stone Street Presby- terian church, Watertown, officiating. .Surviving Mrs. Curtis are a sister, Mrs. Francis Stanley, of Watertown, and two daughters, the Misses Hazel and Caroline Curtis, both, school teachers in Pougtokeepsie. SUBSCRIBE FOR THE EAGLE I ONLY $1.50 A YEAR PURCHASED BY MR. AND MRS L. L. PEO The home of the late William D. Lewis, who for 25 years was the in- spector in charge of the U. S. Im- migration service in Cape Vincent, was sold recently to Mr. and MB. Leon L. Peo, also of this village, by Miss Lela A. Draper,, Watertown, who came into possession of the property through the will of Mr. Lewis in June, 1935. The house has passed through many hands, deeds recorded dating back to August, 1853, from Vincent Leray. It one time was occupied by the Cleveland^ at the time of th-j \Cleveland Seed House.\ The Lewis house is located across the street from the site of the old seed hou. e. The seed house building was des- troyed by fire in April, 1920. At that time it was used as a cheese storage, plant by the late E. W. Coon. After the fire a bungalow was later built on the site. (Miss Draper, in the sale of her property, retained a building lot Which at one time was the ground used -for the trial seed testing for the seed house.