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Page Six—NEWS, Margaretville, N. Y. Thurs., March 29, 1973 News That Became History M o torists Scream ed W h e n Gasoline Rose To 2 7 c Gallon Ten Years Ago March 7, 1963 Marg-aretville — The Middle­ town town board discussed the proposed purchase of Wawaka lake in Halcottville as a town park, but took no action. Lake Delaware —The 35-room mansion of the late Miss An­ gelica Gerry, Ancrum house, v/iJl be torn down this spring, and the land made into a lawn. The house weis built in 1928. Highmount — Yester d a y’s snowfall repaired the ravages to Catskill ski slopes caused by the balmy weather earlier in the week. Most areas report good conditions, with 25- to 40- inch base. Delhi—A difference of opin­ ion has arisen between the Del­ aware county welfare depart­ ment and thQ county medical society over whether the nev>^ facility for the aged and ill should be a nursing home type, as the department wants, or a full rnedical hospital, as the doctors want. Halcott^Center —Crows have made their appearance in large flocks. M argaretville — The bitter cold which has continued for three months ended Monday when three days of balmy weather began. March 14, 1963 Pine Hill — Pine Hill, which has contests for two offices, is the prancipal iK)int of interest in elections in mountain villages Tuesday. Delhi — The faculty-student association of Delhi Tech was high bidder for the purchase of the county’s former “poorhouse” farm. Halcott —^A new road to con­ nect the town of Halcott with the rest of Greene county is being pushed by Halcott and Greene county officials. It is hoped that federal aid may be forthcoming in building the route over Turk hollow into the town of Lexington. Highmount — The Fleisch- manns winter carnival ski meet was held at Belleayre Mountain ski center for pupils at Fleisch- manns, Roxbury, Margaretville and Grand Gorge schools. Andes — The Andes central school basketball team has reached the finals of Section 4 class D competition for the ‘ third consecutive year. Highmount —A tower oh the upper T-bar lift at Belleayrfe Mountain ski center was bent over and twisted Simday after­ noon when the cable jumped from the sheaves. No one was injured, but the l i f t was knocked out of service on the busiest day Belleayre has had this r.eason. Pine Hi!l —Edwin L. France Upset Mayor Charles Griffin 'Ries'day to become the first new mayor of this village in three decades. William Finch defeated William Cure for the term as trustee. Highmoiint —Excellent skiing is being maintained at Eelle- Francis N. Daniels FIREPLACE SCREENS TOOL SETS ANDIRONS ANDIRON LAMPS and CANDLEHOLDERS All Solid Brass Phone Roxbury 607 326-7019 or Mt. Upton 607 764-2103 N E E D A W E L L ? Cleanest, cheapest, most effi­ cient drillei's of w ater wells. Call for free estimate. Titan also specializes in welJ pumps, parts and service. TITAN DRILUNG .%rk\ille, N. V. 12406 Phone B14-586-4000 R A L P H C O W A N ’S B O D Y S H O P BODY REPAIR COLUSION REPAIRS BEAR FRAME MACHINE • PAINTING • WELDING • GLASS Expert Workmanship New ICingston Road MARGARETVILLE Phone 914 586-4202 ayre Mountain ski center, and large crowds are taking advan­ tage of it. Albany—J. Burch McMorran, superintendent of public works, said that the improvement of route 30 between Margaretville and Halcottville is a certainty this year. Marg:aretville—The equaliza­ tion rate in the town of Mid­ dletown has been raised from 32 to 33 by the state board of equalization and assessment. Andes—Andes central school won the Class D basketball crown for Section 4 by defeat­ ing Truxton, 46-40. It is the second title for Andes in three years. Margaretville — A planning meeting was held Tuesday eve­ ning and the state Department of Commerce offered assurance of its support for the holding of a bi-centennial celebration for the town of Middletown this summer. Fleischmanns — Martin Ma- ben of Big Indian was critically burned when an auto in which he was sleeping caught fire from a dropped cigaret. M argaretville — The congre­ gation of the First United Pres­ byterian church has awarded a $27,000 contract for construc­ tion of a church house addition to the church building. Roxbury — A l a r g e doe crashed through two thick­ nesses of glass in a kitchen window at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Mead Friday night as it sought to escape dogs that had been chasing it. Except for a few cuts, the doe was not seriously injured and ran off when it was led to the door. M argaretville — This winter has been 966 degree days colder than the winter of 1961-62. Twenty Years Ago March 13, 1953 Roxbury — A serious blaze was averted Tuesday morning when 14-year-old Sarah Bur­ dick discovered the rcof afire on the tenant house occupied by her family in West Settle­ ment. Members of the family and neighbors fought the fire and kept dt under control until Roxbury firemen arrived. M argaretville —Seven - year- old John Huggins suffered a broken leg on the ski slopes at Belleayre one month after a similar fate ibefell his father, Dr. C. R. Huggins. Boiceville —A burglar suspect was flushed froln the woods near Boiceville after a five-hour search by a posse of law offi­ cers headed by Cpl. Ray Dunn of the Phoenicia state police substation. Lew Beach—All sections of the East Delaware aqueduct tunnel were joined Wednesday when the last rock barrier at Lew Beach was blasted through 1,600 feet below ground surface. Fleischmanns — A family of four escaped without harm, but could save no personal belong­ ings when an early morning fire Wednesday destroyed the 28-room Dante Di Benedetto boarding house on Brush Ridge road. M argaretville — A 10-day beaver trapping season be^ns .^arch 15 in Catskill mountain counties. Pine Hill —Electric lines are being extended to serve homes in upper Birch Creek. M arch 20, 1953 Fleischmanns —Police Justice George S. Mayes was defeated Tuesday in Fleischmanns vil­ lage voting by Charles Muller, 88-84. The margin of victory lay ,in eight voided bidlots, which would have tied the re­ sult had they been valid. Roxbury — Roxbury central school successfully defended its championships in the sixth an­ nual minor sports carnival there Saturday. Margaretville — Cornelius J. Akerly, fun-lovdng clerk who worked in Bussy’s store here for 60 years, died Tuesday fol­ lowing a heart attack. Fifty Years Ago March 9, 1923 Margaretville — The spring time early in the week was buried under six inches of snow Wednesday. Margaretville— Gasoline has advanced two cents, to 27 cents per gallon, and men in the trade fear it is only the first in a series of advances. There is always something to take the joy out of life. Arkville — A special school meeting has been called , for March 14 to consider the prop­ osition to build a new school- house. Margaretville — The Marga­ retville village board has been assured that electric street lights can be installed and put in operation by mid-summer. Stephen O’Connor of New York is ready to build a power plant between the Delaware and Northern office and the handle factory. However, the village board objects to the erecting of Bookmobile Date Kelly Comers The next visit of the Four- County Library system book­ mobile will be Thursday, April 5. The bookmobile will be at Margaretville fire hall parking lot from noon to 3 p.m.; at the Halcottville post office from 3:30 to 3;50 pjn. and at the Grand Gorge village pdrking lot from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. poles along Main street, and it is hoped that lines can be run underground. The power plant, whdch is to be oil-burn­ ing, will also be of sufficient capacity to light Arkville streets. Margaretvile — The Basket­ ball game scheduled for Friday evening at the opera house be­ tween the high school team and Hobart has been postponed be­ cause of the impassable condi­ tion of the roads. Arena—^The second fire to hit Arena within a week ruined the stock in the cellar of the Emery Jenkins hardw'are store. Margaretville—^The first sign of spring is John Funari’s mail and express wagon resplendent in a new coat of vemiillion paint. Andes—^The large Liddle-Ed- wards barn at Perch lake was destroyed by fire last week Thursday night. All tiie stcok was rescued, but seven calves and a horse were so badly burned they had -to be de­ stroyed. A U C T I O N Contents of Palace Hotel on Wagner Avenue, Fleischmanns You won’t believe w h at we found and are selling^ frmn here SATURDAY, APRIL 14 —ARRANGE YOUR AUCTION SALE NOW— Call M. W. Miller, Auctioneer . . . 254-4382 PHOENICIA AUCTION BARN FLEISCHMANNS THEATRE AUCTION R o x b u r y R o t a r y C l u b presents “ S p r i n g F a s h i o n s F o r 7 3 ” by COUNTRY FLAIR 8 P.M . M o n d a y , A p r i l 2,1973 ROXBURY CENTRAL SCHOOL Admission $1 Door Prize 20% off OUR REGULAR PRICE IS E E ’s BEST OF COMSHOHOCKEN FIBERGLASS BELTED TIRE itew.* WAS NOW F.E. Tax 30.36 24.29 2.34 32.14 25.72 2.52 35.19 28.86 2.69 37.65 30.12 2.93 42.67 34.14 3.04 35.19 28.86 2.78 37.65 30.12 3.01 42.67 34.14 3.12 44.49 35.59 3.28 FREE MOUNTING D C f V C P ’C TIRE SERVICE, INC. D b V i m E l I m J LEE DISTRIBUTOR 607 588-7501 Grand Gorge, N. Y. By Mrs. Ralph Felter Kelly Comers, March 29 Mrs. Bertha HubbeU, Mrs. Arline Mead and Mrs. Bertha Valk attended a homemaker’s club meeting Wednesday at the home oif Mrs. David Williams, where the quilt was tied off. Mrs. Herman Hermandez re­ turned home Saturday after spending a weekVith Mrs. Her­ bert Raeder. Mr. and Mrs. Donald Bush and sons visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bert Hunter, in New Kingston Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Finch and sons of Oneonta and Mrs. Jesse Finch oif West Davenport were Sunday supf>er guests of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Mead. Mr. and Mrs. John Sprague spent Monday with Mr. and Mrs. Robert Martin in Hobart. Mr. and Mrs. C l a y t o n Sprague and family of Mer­ rick, L I.. Clair Sprague and daughter, Anna, of Bellmore, Auctions to Start In Fleischmanns A new style of auction will be instituted in Fleischmanns Sunday. Marc Miller of Phoe­ nicia will begin selling con­ signed merchandise from the stage of the Onteora theatre at 1 p.m. Buyers will be seated in the audience section of the auditorium. Several prizes will be offered including free movie tickets. Consignments will be accepted until auction time. It is planned to seU everything, and nothing that draws a bid will be carried over. L. I., and Mr. and Mrs. Larry Manon and girls and Mr. and Mrs. Joe Manon and family were Sunday dinner guests of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Sprague. New Chess'Club Begins Meetings The first meeting of the Mar­ garetville chess club was held last week Tuesday evening at the Parchment Farm building. Plans were discussed for the official opening April 3, and it was decided to have open chess every Tuesday from 3 to 10 p.m. Also discussed was participa­ tion in a local tournament, as well as competition with other districts. Dues were set for members and fees for non­ members to provide funds for purchase of chess equipment and other expenses. T^e club will be open to non-members, and free instruction will be pro­ vided for beginners. Further information about the club may be obtained at the Parchment Farm. Visit a Nice Place PARCHMENT FARM Books, Records, A rts and Crafts Supplies, Music and More Margaretville Main St. Phone 586-4890 WVVVWWWUWVWWVVWW^ F O R R E N T CHAIN SAWS - FLOOR POLISHERS HAND SANDERS DRILLS - FLOOR SCRUBBERS - RUG SHAMPOOERS CIRCULAR and JIG SAWS 16-FT, LADDERS POWER LAWN MOWERS Would you like a day off from your kitcben? Let us wash, wax and polish your floors. No job too big or small. THE HANDY CLEANING & RENTAL SERVICE HALCOTTSVILLE, N. Y. 12438 Monday Thru Saturday Telephone 607-326-7050 5 4 Years o f Service to Am erica As The American Legion observes its 54th anniversary, we extend our congratulations and best wishes to the Legionnaires of our community and their millions of comrades throughout the Nation and around the world. W e wish them continued success in their many and varied programs which \Reach Out—In Service to America.’*/ Margaretville A g w a y Petroleimi Products Catskill Mountain News Smith Plumbing and Electrical Supply Co. Redmond Tobacco Co. Alta Industries, Ltd. Halpem Supply, Ltd. Ladenheim and Sons, Inc. Craft Motor Co. June and Larry DeBari Archibald Insurance Agency Hubbell Bros. Lumber, Building Materials and Coal Crosby Brothers National Bank and Trust Co. of Norwich, Margaretville Office In Cooperation With MIDDLETOWN POST, NO. 216, THE AMERICAN LEGION

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