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.11. 0 m •A. . * SteUrfc4- . I / .• I WANT ADS IN THIS PAPER GET RE­ SULTS BECAUSE THEY REACH 6,000 HOMES. The Express WANT ADS ENTER 6000 Homes Established PENN VAN. N. Y .. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY Vol. LVIII.—No Whole No SOME REAL FACTS ABOUT OUR “ HOME TOWN Interesting Paper Read by Everett P. W right at Rotary Dinner - * OUR HOME TOWN I want to talk with you abou “Our Home Town,” giving a little o, Ite history, some of its advatnagek its financial condition and its perma Oient improvements. We hear so much about the need, sad wants of our village that Wv often forget its many improvements phich we enjoy every day. There are 482 incorporated villaget ill the state of New York, of whici pi are larger than Penn Yan and 441 Smaller. Let us review very briefly our Early History Our first settler was David Wagen- efc who purchased, in 1796, 275 acret of land on which about one fourtl of Penn Yan now stands. In 1800 the first frame house was built; in 1801 a road was laid out from Canan­ daigua to Elmira, passing through here, and a regular mail service es­ tablished. In 1809 we find the name “Penn Yan” used for the first, bui the name of the post office was not growth of our village* then we find hat the assessed value increased rom 1921 to 1923, over 360,000 dollars he greater portion represents new juildings and repairs to old ones vhich materially increased their val- le. (There is no comparison made of he personal property, as personal roneriy is now almost entirely taxed trhough the state income tax and very Hile of it appears in the village as- iessment rolls. However, it is di­ vided by the state tax department ind we receive our share through he county treasurer, together with >ur share of the bank tax and the mercantile tax.) Sheldon’s Chassis Notes—Amount Hill due, $1,700; payable each year, >566.67; last payment due in 1926. Total amount still due, $163,408. Note:—The first payment of prin­ cipal o nthese two bonds are not due until 1927. These amounts represent what is still due on money borrowed to help Village Election « The Village of Penn Yan will hold its annual election March 18, 1924. At that time Village officers will be elected as follows: A president for the term of one year. Robert Cramer is the present incumbent. Three trustees for the term of two I Penn Yan, N. Y. years, to succeed T. W. Windnagle Van R. Edington and A. T. Beardslee. Why we Need Ad­ ditional School Space February 20, 1924. The Press of Penn Yan* Leave Jacob Street Alone Penn Yan. N. Y., Publishers of the Penn Yan Express: Dear Sirs: Company Locates Eastern States Package Co., Inc., operates 4 factories, one at each of the following places: Petterborough, N. H.; Philadelphia, Pa.; Buffalo, N. Y.; Gloversville, N. Y., and for many In the issue of February 21st, was years maintained its offices in Buffa- printed an article setting forth the [0 The various comunications which Have been appearing lately in your A collector for the term of one columns: relative to school building . - — n . . M A - . . n 1 . 1 . u M . 1 . . M ^ K . . . . . A j—, — . Z I _ _ _ _ _ _ year. Augustus Durnin is the present incumbent. An assessor for the term of two furnish the village with the follow- years (to fill vacancy). Frank Cole ing: Permanent Improvements OUR CHARTER Our village charter was amended several times, the last amendment being made on April 5th, 1894, per­ mitting us to have a municipal board of six members* and Calvin Russell, vV. N. Wise, John Sheridan, G. R. Cornwell, Edson Potter and Geo. H. changed from Jerusalem (the name Lapham comprised the first municipal Of the township) to Penn Yan, until boarf As the village grew we were 1818. In 1823 Penn Yan was made constantly handicapped by the hmi- the county seat of the newly made years. Theodore P. Ross is present in­ cumbent. Three propositions will also drants, pumping station and reser-1 submited, viz: voir installed in 1894, at a cost of 17 miles of water main* 122 hy- program seem to befuddle the main issue, and stress minor considerations. To one at all conversant with our chools, it must be evident that we . ieed more building accommodations. An assessor for the term of three | To enlighten those who do not know, he following facts will be of inter­ est: The law requires us to maintain an is the present incumbent. proceedings of the Board of Trus- In 1922, G. L. Barden took over a tees. In that article it was stated j controlling interest in the company xnd is now president of the organiza- ion. Since June, 1923, Wm. C. Mc- Cuaig has been vice-president and general manager. Because of the cou­ th at a petition coniainmg 100 names had been presented to the Board, in which it was asked that the name ol Jacob Street be changed to East Elm Street. TT .. . . . . lection of these two men with the Havmg^been resident of the vu-1 company and the better facilities for supervising thus afforded, its general be $66 000 I Proposition No. 1 .’ . t 11 j * , Shall the Board of Trustees cause ^ ^eWp K n n installed in 1922 at t0 pave(j that portion of Clinton, . . , , 1Q9- a cost of $4,000. street from the east side of the | maintained after 1925. 15 miles of sewer and a sewer dis- tracks of the Pennsylvania Railroad | posal plant installed in 1904 at a Company easterly to a point about * QW ^ ungraded class. We have no room for this purpose and are holding no such class. The law requires that a library be Space for The law requires part time classes. cost of $81,512. oaa /• . j. ^ i. ^ * T These are being held in the base- 300 feet from the east line of Law-1 ment of the Lfberty street School, lage of Penn Yan for over half a century, and being a descendant of people who were among the pioneers here in Yates County, I take this way of getting my views across. There is one question which 1 offices have been changed from Buf­ falo to Penn Yan, although the com­ pany still retains its factory, ware­ house and sales office in that city. Three of the company’s office staff would like to ask the person or per- uave moVed to this village: Miss Anne sons who are go desirous of changing M Strigl, secretary and auditor; the name of a street w.nch is known Miss Ida M wimmer, and Miss Edna far and wide, and that question i s - 01in Mrs Wettle, of this place, is a Just why do they desire the name 3tenographer for the company, changed? Now, of course, if there The offices are now located in the is a good and sufficient reason^for | hall formeriy used by Wendia SawceLs extended in 1922 at a cost jence street at a cost not to exceed between cooking and' domestic science of $5,500. An electric light plant, poles* wires and street lights, installed in 1905 at a cost of $40,000. Proposition No. 2 V v t county of Yates, court was held here and as one writer states, “ Lawyers came here to get the peaceful inhab­ itants into trouble and then get them out again.” In 1830 the Crooked Lake Canal was started and complet­ ed in 1833 which made Penn Yan the shipping point for all the surround­ ing country. By the year 1832 the village had a population of 1500 and there were many things which the village want­ ed, for which the rest of the town­ ship did not wish to be taxed, such as police and fire protection, so it was decided that Penn Yan should be­ come an incorporated village. The necessary steps were taken, and on April 29, 1833, a bill passed the state legislature making Penn Yan an in­ corporated village. The first village election was held in June of the same year and Abra­ ham Wagener, the son of our first settler* was made the first village president. Aldrich’s History of Yates County, published in 1892, stated that the minutes of the meetings of the vil­ lage boards prior to 1852 could not be found. Mr. George S. Sheppard, reading this statement, decided that they must be somewhere in the vil­ lage and started a search for them, finally finding them and returning them to the village archives. Cemetery The first thing the village owned was a cemetery. Before David Wag­ ener died in 1799, he set aside a plot of ground for burial purposes and was himself the first one to be buried there. This plot has been enlarged by the purchase of adjoining proper­ ty and such good judgement was need in the selecting of the place far the original plot, and also in the purchase of adjoining property, that, although it has been used as a bur­ ial place for a century and a quarter we do not have the unpleasant situa­ tion of an old and a new cemetery as is the case with so many places. By the use of bulbs, plants and shrubs, in addition to its well placed trees and drives, our cemetery com­ missioners have made our cemetery a very beautiful spot. Fire Department Penn Yan has ever been strong for fire protection. As soon as it began to show signs of becoming a village, and long before it was incorporated* it had a well organized bucket bri­ gade and a fire engine known as the “Cataract.” Th® local laws pre­ scribed that every householder should keep a bucket in a convenient place, ready for use in case of fire. In 1835, the old brake engine, called the “Neptune,” was purchased* with a supply of leather hose, and later a second engine of the same kind was purchased. In 1872, the Steamer was purchased and used until our water works system was installed and has since been kept for use in emergen­ cies. It is still in good working .or­ der. Our present fire department is or­ ganized under the laws of the state, and consists of four companies, each one o f which is supplied with a modern motor fire truck, and each truck is equipped with one or more chemical tanks. Strangers are as­ tonished at the promptness o f our department and tell us that the time which elapses from the ringing of th© bell until a fire truck leaves the engine house, compares very favor- jably with the time it takes some of the paid city fire department to get ■ under way. This shows us that it 'j is not our ^ne equipment, but rather the spirit of the men who make up our fire department which makes it the great fire fighting machine that it is. We are justly proud of our fire department. Growth of the Village t • The oldest village assessment roll I have seen is dated 1835. It con­ tains 160 names and assessed a tax of $500.00 against real property as­ sessed at $110,700 and personal prop­ erty assessed at $100,000 which would make the tax rate for that year $2.37 per thousand. Last year there was levied a tax of $48,442.25, against $3,273,279.00 real property and $65,500 in personal property on a rate of $14.45 per thousand. For the 88 years which had elapsed between the two assess­ ment rolls the tax had increased an tverage o f $540.00 per year. The tax i*ate had increased an average of 14 tents per thousand per year and the assessed valuation had increased an average of $36,000 per year. The pop­ ulation increased from 1832 to 1920, .<*88 years, an average of 40 persons Per year. an increase in two years equal to ten times the average. While a por- f n .°? th*8 increase is the result »rVa£S*n^ assessmenk on property which had previously been— too low, and in 1901, our charter was given up and we re-incorporated under the General Village Law This provides, among other things, for the government, protection and financing of a village so incorporat­ ed, under this law. Our annual elec­ tion is held the third Tuesday in March* at which time a president, a collector an da treasurer are elected for one official year; three trustees for two official years, and one assess­ or for three official years. (An of­ ficial year begins at noon on the first Monday after the third Tuesday in March and ends at noon on the same Monday in the next calendar year.) The annual meeting of the village board is held at 7:00 p. m. on the first day of the official year. Other regular meetings are provided for by resolutions of the board and spe­ cial meetings may be called at any Lime by the president or any two trustees. The president is the chief execu­ tive of the village and the head of its police force. The president, each trustee and the street commissioner are ex-officio members of the police department. The board may, by resolution, com­ pel the attendance of absent mem­ bers. At the close of an official year the retiring board must propose a budget for the coming year, which the new board can decrease, but con- not increase, except for such items as are voted at the annual election or special elections held prior to the tax levy. The board cannot borrow money in anticipation of taxes until after the tax is levied in June, and then not to exceed the amount lev­ ied for the purpose for which they are borrowing. The law also provides that a vil­ lage so incorporated may raise by tax, in addition to the amounts to pay bonds and interest lawfully vot­ ed by the people* not to exceed % y>f one per cent of the assessed valu­ ation of the village for street pur­ poses, not to exceed % of which may be used in paving and one street, and also % of one per cent, for the other running expenses of the vil­ lage such as health, police fire de­ partment expenses, etc. It also provides that the bonded indebtedness of a village shall not exceed ten per cent of the assessed valuation of its real property, ex­ clusive of money raised for the pur­ pose of furnishing the village with water. Our assessed valuation of real property for 1923 was $3,273,- 279.00, ten per cent of this is $327- 327, which would be the limit to which we might issue bonds for other than water. Improvements made in 1921 at a cost of $24,000. 3.7 miles ( ing $182,050. .2 of a mi costing $16,500. formerly occupied by Elbert B. Port­ er, at a cost not to exceed $3,600. Proposition No. 3 Shall the Board of Trustees cause to have installed a fire alarm tele­ graph system at a cost not to exceed $9,000? The election notice in full will be found in another column. * Junior Entertainment parcel of land, known as the “ Tour­ ist Camp,” situated in the Town of n „ .. £ , . , . . , Milo, bounded on the east by the bnck Pavement- cost‘ | southern extension of Lake strtet known as the Lake road, on the •2 of a mile of asphalt pavement, | north by the highway leading west- ~ erly from the Lake Road along the .8 of a mile of macadam pavement, I premises formerly of Charles D. costing $7,400. Welles to the shore of Leke Keuka, (If the above amount of paving ° n the west by the waters of Lake were put down this year without the | Keuka and on the south ^by the lands state aid which we received on Main Street, part of Elm Street, Norih Avenue and the east end of Clin­ ton Street, it would cost us over $350,000). Rebuilding receiving vault in cemetery, $3,000. Fire apparatus, $16,000. Public buildings, (estimated) $15,- 000. Street machinery, tools, etc., (es­ timated), $10,000. Side walks, for which the village paid half, (estimated), $18,000. Land owned by the village, (esti­ mated), $12,000. Total, $499,962.00. If we could add to these the cost of the adiiions that have been made from current earnings and taxes lor which no bonds were issued, it would bring their total cost to well over the nail million mark, and if we were to replace them today, with the ad­ vanced prices in labor and material, they would probably cost us over a million. Of the permanent improvements just listed, the following are entirely paid for; Pavement on Jacob, Seneca and Water Streets, North Avenue, Maid­ en Lane, Elm Street from Main To Keuka and Lake Street, from the end of the brick pavement to the corporation line. The roller( flusher and other street machinery, the two engine houses and the tool house. The original light bonds are paid and the cemetery is tree from oebc. Gentlemen: Water mains, sewer systems and pavements do not lay themselves, and the&e figures i have just given snow that sometime, men of our village with keen minus and sound judgement have given unspar­ ingly of their strength and untold nours of their time that we mignt enjoy the maximum ot improvements ior the minimum of cost. $30’000- 1 classes. Music classes are pow being held Shall the Board of Trustees be au- [n the superintendent’s office for lack thorized to purchase that tract or 0f other space. Lodge,, which have been remodeled changing it,^ that ought to suffice; but I’m from Missouri, and that sort in m o s t attractive rooms, of business looks like meddling with The Eastern states Package Com- affairs which are better left alone. perhaps more than any other Just at this time there are so many £omJp in the east has not confin- . o«»e, Sp«=e. the . Drawing classes have been discon-1 the changing of the name o f one 16aste,d„ territory. 5^t commands a v.iued tor lack ot space. of the principal streets in the village iQT. „ There is neither room nor facilities seems to us to savor of the ridicu- !a^® volume of , widely scattered for any manual training work or in- lous. iraue. t v n, , . ,, , . . . | In addition to its unusually favor- Jacob Street is the second principal able position in fruit packages, this l m n z*. z-.- 4 M rt /\- 4 yx + ^ I. a *. 1 I I a /. a I m 1 1 A O r company is operating at Petersbor- complete and struclion. The present gymnasium is 30x60x I business street of the village. In- 12, which is adequate enough for 300 stead of changing the name of it, it I “ ‘ n u rvf fLo GTYiollav i 1l r TViic loairoG I ...I J 1 — l.i. 1 i.1 - - V I OU gll, N. H., Q, ITTOSt of the smaller children. This leaves I would be a lot better to arrange for I i \ \ . ’ , dren unprovided for. levard lights along its walks would g-rad® oak: asb and bamb.°° coA“ ‘ excess of space that it has been | provement than the changing of its | P y P name. necessary during the present year to divide the class, having half of it in the morning and the other half I Jacob Street has been known as Ja- cent of all the fine splint commercial A . . - v , ,, baskets used in the New England Association is a part of life, and g^a^es in the afternoon. cob Street for so long that to change The Eastern Corporation constant- . Thirteen of the sixteen grade rooms it would make such a mix-up that ° L 5 ,U„r m our system are overcrowded. the residents of Head Street salesmen in the territory and has built up its volume of business The toilets in the High School and | would sympathize with the people I thrjobbing“ 'trade. who live on or conduct business on 1 ® Jacob Street. The following program will be pre­ sented b ythe Juniors, in the Acad­ emy Chapel, Tuesday evening, March 4, at 8:15 o’clock. Selection .... High School Orchestra Vocal D u e t ............. Esther Corcoran Ralph Platman Piano Solo ............. William Craugh One Act Play “Sauce for the Goslings” By Elgin Warren , .... Scene — The Library of the Taylor 0U1V h^ h school building. Home i The work of the first year of high Time — Evening. Cast Chestnut Street School are in very poor shape and unsanitary. The ^eating plant in our high efficient1138 impah'ed and I ^ f i g i n g the names of streets in the , full lin.e of samples on display eiticient. village, and some remedy should be ^ which th _ ^ The above facts would indicate that found before it becomes obnoxious. HiflWpnt ctvioo improve | Let’s make a few new streets, build | _ __ a few more new houses, bring busi- The proposed new building would I ness opportunities here for outsid- provide a room for ungraded classes, ers to come to, and then name the 1 . 1 A . . . l I ____ ’ we need to increase and our school facilities at once. In addition to the administrative m, , , -.and clerical work to be done in the There seems to be an epidemic of | Penn Yan office it is intended to car- ry a full line of samples on display, in which there are some 230 or more ♦ -------------------------- Cabbage and Potato Growers to Meet a library, a room for part time classes new streets. That sounds more pros- music classes and drawing classes. It perous. Penn Yan has prospered would provide space and facilities for even though Jacob Street has been adequate manual training classes, Jacob Street. The name of Head , - . and it would provide a gymnasium Street didn’t seem to retard the A county wide meeting of cabbage with adequate showers, lockers and growth of industry in Penn Yan, and a*id potato growers o f Yates County dressing rooms. It would also pro- I haven’t noticed any jump in the W*N be held in the Grange Hall, at j vide four rooms for our high school | bank balances or increase in indus-1 Benton, March 5th, at 1:30 p. ni. Mr. W. B. Farrar, Campaign man­ ager of the general organization com­ mittee of potato and cabbage grow- students, relieving the situation in trial plants since Head Street became North Avenue. Now, one more question: Is Ja- . ..... school will be carried on in this I cob Street East Elm Street? I do not ers» explain in detail the state building, together with the seventh | think so. Main Street, the principal wide plan of thoroughly organizing Richard Tavlor Father .................... ! and eighth grades. It will be called street in the village, cuts those two these two important industries. V * ' __ J_ 1 _ T _____ * ______ TT* __ 1. f l . 1 . _ 1 I . -w . .1 1 W T » L * a _ u a m . a m a m 4 i A l l ! a m I * . . . . w l l Hugh Replogle Margaret Taylor, Mother the Junior High School. Mr. Farrar is particularly well qual- streets, Elm and Jacob, apart, and. <i. , . . _ . It is estimated that this building I makes two distinct streets. If they lfied t0 conduct this work because Reliance Corbin will cost not to exceed $140,000.00. call Jacob Street East Elm Street, his Texas experience in organiz- Robert Taylor . .. Anderson Wygant Renovating and repairs to our high why not call Elm Street West Elm? Iin8‘ and operating large co-operative Elizabeth Taylor . Dorothy Drakeley school will cost approximately $10,- TAXPAYER. Our Bonded Indebtedness Our bonded debt is $163,408, from which we are allowed to deduct $8,- 000 still due on water bonds and notes, and $20,000 light sinking fund, which would make our net bonded debt less than one half of what we are allowed and if any were assessed for full value instead of 60 per cent., it would be less than one-fourth of our limit. This debt is made up as follows: Main Street Paving Bonds—Amount still due, $24,000; payable each year, $3,000; last payment due in 1931. Elm Street Paving Bonds—Amount still due, $6-000; payable each year, $2,000 last payment due in 1926. Water Bond—Amount still due, $5,000. (This is one bond due in 1925.) New Light Bonds—Amount still due, $22*000; payable each year, $2,- 000; last payment due in 1934. Sewer Bonds—Amount still due, $24,808; payable each year, $3,544; last payment due in 1930. Clinton Street Paving Bonds— Amount still due, $9,900; payable each year, $3-300; last payment due in 1926. Fire Truck Bond—Amount still due $2,500; payable each year, $500; last payment due in 1928. Liberty Street Paving Bonds— Amount still due, $25,000; payable each year, $2,500; last payment due in 1933. Water Notes—Amount still due* $3,- 000; payable each year, $1,000; last payment due in 1926. Sewer notes—Amount still due, $3,- 000; payable each year, $1,000; last payment due in 1926. Fire Truck Notes—Amount still due, $2*000; payable each year, $L- 000; last payment due in 1925. Lake Street Paving Bonds— Amount still due, $27,000; payable each year, $3,000 (See note); last payment due in 1935. Liberty Street Paving Bonds, No. — --------- ------------- 2—Amount still due, $7*500; payable using the $36,000 average yearly each year, $750 (See note); last pay- crease as the average physical ment due in 1936, Other Advantages . Penn Yan has two class A rail­ roads, ana an electric line. Tnese ruauti not only I ook aiver the trans­ portation oi ireignt ana passengers iur u*e village, out last year tney paid tnree per cent, ox tne village tax ana over enougn in water rents to retire me water bona oi $z,ovu aue uiat year. JTenn X an people take pride in their town; tiieir nouses are neatly panned and tneir yarus well Kept. a x you siiOuld go up one sueet ana aown anuuier until you have cov­ ered the town, you would be able to count on your angers an the places you would see See wincn are oamy ni need oi repairs. Penn Y an is fortunately situated near a lane wuicn gives up an un­ named supply oi water, and brings us an ever increasing number oi vis - hois eacn summer; and tne outlet irom tne lake iurnisfies water power ior lactones ana power plants. Within a radius of a lew miles there are a dozen namlets, tne innab- lvants of wmcn come here to ao their banking and a certain amount oi their trading. Tne surrounding country is ncn xarm land; given over tox vineyards, orcnaros and farms, irom wmcn Penn xan profits more than any other place, it is estimated that the vineyards of Yates County last year produced over a million dol­ lars worth of grapes. Penn Yan has taxable property, whicn, if assessed at full value, would amount to $5,500,000.00, and perma­ nent improvements and property which it would cost another million to replace. Our bonded indebtedness of $163,408 is less than one-fourth of what we are allowed by law. If anyone says in your presence that jrenn Yan is bonded for more than it is worth, remember enough of these figures to put him straight and thus make another booster for Penn fan. Knowing these things about the village, 1 no longer like that song, “My Home .Town is a One Horse Town,” and when I am where they are singing it, I hum to myself some­ thing like this: My home town is a mighty fine town, And you can’t beat it for me; The people in it are the best of all— They will help you up if you should fall. I like my town like the sailor likes the sea; It’s the very best town in the whole country. My home town is a mighty fine town And you can’t beat it, By Gee! (Their children) Martha Lee, Grandmother ................. ............................ Marjorie Watkins James Ward, The son’s f r ie n d .......... ....................................... James Cole The Maid ..................... Alice Larsen Vocal S l o o ..................... Neva Sadler Interpretive D a n c e .............................. ........................ Margaret Rappleye One Act Play * Scene 1-5 — Old-Fashioned Kitchen in various homes. Time — Morning. Scene 5 — Sitting - room of Mrs. Green’s home. Time — Afternoon of same day. Cast— Mrs. B r o w n ................... Doris Pulver Mrs. Green ......... Elizabeth Flahive Mrs. Bean .......... Margaret Goundry Mrs. R i c e ................. Winona Burtch Mrs. Doolittle .... Paula Windnagle Mrs. S n o w ............. Marjory Garlbus Mrs. T a y lor ............. Blanche Wright Mrs. Murphy ... Winifred DeVaney Selection ___ High School Orchestra ♦ Identification Bureau 000. New toilets, additions and re­ pairs to the Chestnut and Hutton Street schools will cost approximate­ ly $10,000. This program is modest in com­ parison with our requirements and I humane purpose of locating and iden- has been worked down to the most Lifying “Missing Persons.” associations. He has also had the privilege of studying successful co­ operatives in California, Arkansas, Missouri, Georgia, Florida, Louisiana and Indiana. A nation wide organization for the ,A Public$tiy committee consisting _____________ _ J * 1 __ A . ; __ ___ i • j _ I ot: economical basis by the Board of M. F. Buckley, Identifying the unknown dead, and Yam Chairman, Penn Education. There will be no frills locating the relatives and friends. and no unnecessary expenditures, but all work will be done in a thorough and careful manner. It is important that the children States. The bureau has grown very rapidly. The aim is to have an active mem­ ber in every community in the United of Penn Yan shall have equal school G. H. Furbeck, vice-president of John Bishop, Penn Yan. Charles Swarthout, Rushville. John A. Sheehan, Rushville, Robert F. Platman, Penn Yan. Loren Nichols, Penn Yan. Leroy Emerson, Naples. George Shea, Naples. facilities with those of other villages. the bureau, has appointed Leman O. I am confident that when the peo- Conley, the local member for this has been selected for advertising the pie of Penn Yan know the facts in community. county-wide meeting and the cam- connection with our proposed build- The local member will give infer- paign. This committee is very anx- ing program, there will be little ob-1 mation to anyone interested and will | ious that all cabbage and potato jection to U. Yours very truly, need of its services. Newspapers, churches, lodges, be- G. L. BARDEN. + --------- Tickets for the above may be pro­ cured from the Juniors at 40 cents including war tax. morial Hospital Many Pheasants Coming down from Canandaigtia on the early afternoon train* Mon­ day, passengers were somewhat sur­ prised by the countless numbers of pheasants that were seen along the right of way and in fields and wood- lots adjoining the railroad property. A T* . * -*■- | The last few days of real winter Bequest to the Me- w/ s:,no doubv th®auf c °.f =° ™ny * I o f these gayly plumed birds being seen wherever the sun had melted away the snow enough so that they were able to get to the ground in The will of the late Mrs. Mary [their search for food. However, the M. Riggers, of Himrod, N. Y., who comparatively mild winter seems to died recently, has been filed with have agreed with the birds, as both the Surrogate for probate. The will male and female seem to be fat and provides that after paying several weD fed- specific legacies, the balance of her ln some sections of the state the personal property, which it is esti- Boy Scouts have taken it upon them- mated will amount to about $10,000, selves to feed these birds during the is to be given to the Soldiers’ & Sail- most severe weather. Quite a bit or s’ Memorial Hospital. of this work has been done by Scout This kind remembrance of the hos- troops and authorities in surrounding pital is most gratifying to the direc-1 towns during the past few days, tors, and especially at this time, when they are struggling to finance the completion of the new hospital build­ ing. Mrs. Biggers, no doubt, was well informed in regard to the wonderful work that is at this time being done in hospitals to cure the sick, and doubtless realized that money can be donated to no cause where it aid anyone (free of charge) in get- growers of Yates County attend the ting in touch with the bureau, if in [ County-wide meeting and learn of the proposed plan first hand. Similar county wide meetings have nevolent societies, all heartily en-1 already been held in severaVimport- dorse the purpose of the bureau, and | ant potato and cabbage counties, aid in this truly humanitarian work. There is urgent need for just such an organization. Many thousand per­ sons become missing every year. Over 75,000 unidentified and un­ claimed dead were buried in “ Pot- The ladies talk of politics ter’s Fields” in the United States !ast| And many other things; Of servants, dogs, and babies, too, Of cabbages and kings; Of what’s amiss with this old world bureau I And how to right its woes, The Talk yeai The motto of this bureau is “ For the sake of humanity. ’ The master files of the contain, first, a list of the missing I s00n or late, as sure as fate, with all descriptions obtainable; sec- They get- around to clothes, ond, a list of unclaimed and uniden-1 —Birmingham Age-Herald, lifted dead, with descriptions and all information possible to aid i<lemifi-|The men will talk of politics, cation. . „ . . We feel that Mr. Conley is to be The art of raising peonies commended for becoming a member I Petunias and phlox. of this bureau. The work of this bureau and its wide-spread membership cannot but soon or late, as sure as fate, #, « , . I . » , I n P V * A i r M l r r n t i A i i n i i f a n A a rr A prove of inestimable service to many a sorrowing family. Anpointment made this 23rd day of February, 1924, by G. W. Fur-1 The flapper talks of hats and clothes. They’ll talk of Europe’s sad affairs, And all the latest news, it soon or late, as sure a They’ll get around to booze. Detroit Free Press. bee k, vice-president. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE MEETING CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Annual Meetin—Election of Officers ALL MEMBERS PRESENT Meeting will accomplish more to relieve su f-1,, Th« A™ UA„L. <“ \ ner> Mee,tinPL „ ienng and prevent needless deaths. | Yan for Yates County, will be held at the Masonic Temple on Wednes-* r* i r r\ I day Evening, March 5th, at 6:30 Republican Committee |harp s SPECIAL BUY YOUR TICKETS EARLY Last month a number of men did not buy their tickets until dinner There were about 25 members of I time. As a result the ladies did not the Republican County Central Com- know they were coming and no seat mittee met Saturday to select dele- or food was prepared for them, gates to the State Convention to be NO TICKETS WILL BE SOLD at held in New York City, April 15. the Masonic Hall next meeting until Five delegates are allowed Yates all those having purchased #tickets county. Those selected are: James M. early have been seated. Lown of Benton and New York, TICKETS WILL BE ON SALE Louise P. Sheppard, o f Penn Yan, Wil- THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28th, AT liam Carson, of Rushville and Sam- BORDWELL’S, PROUTY & RAPA- uel I. Barnes, of Jerusalem. The al-1 LEE’S and ENDICOTT-JOHNSON’S. ternales are James H. Underwood, of Middlesex, Ruth E. Owen, of Milo, REPORTS OF OFFICERS As this is the Annual Meeting, all Of style, and fashion, too; She talks about complexions and The kind of gum to chew. She talks of all the scandal and She makes a lot of noise, But soon or late, as sure as fate, She talks about the boys. —Hastings, (Neb.), Tribune. But doesn’t stay there long; NEW MEMBERS We are MORE than anxious to close this year with not less than 500 ] ml .. . . members. We now have exactly 3651 ta^ maY s^ar^ on P°*ffics» members. WITH YOUR COOPERA-. T, _ _ , , TION we can have the 500. Without Ifc drifts around to this or that your cooperation we shall fail. t\1e.n t-^e . Ja^est S0IJ^ The President has designated Fri-10rT something said by Coohdge day, February 29th, as CHAMBER . . OF COMMERCE DAY and each and WJU soon or late> as sure as fate every member is asked to cooperate I Lead up to Radio. by giving two hours of honest effort to securing at least one new appli­ cation for membership and BRING it to the President’s office so that the new member may be elected be­ fore our next meeting. Now, let’s see who is cooperating. We had 197 men at our last dinner l The Pennsylvania Apartments, on meeting. We want at least 250 at our , u cn ^ i i AMXTTT a t Tvrvr'T'TNTn .] Jacob Street, long known New Apartments on Jacob Street next ANNUAL MEETING. ELECTION OF OFFICERS as the Hayes House, have been thoroughly Alice E. Wood, of Rushville, Adolph officers will make reports for the J. Obcrtiu, of Penn Yan and E. K. past year. You will be interested in Maurice, of Starkey. knowing what has been done with The committee named to fill vacan- your money, and what can be done cies consists of Dr. John Thompson, the coming year. of Dundee, Mrs. H. H. Hardman, of Jerusalem Penn Yan. The President will make an exten- and Welles Griffeth, of 1 sive review of the work of the past two years. At our Annual Meeting there will rebuilt an drefitted on the inside and ^5 ^ members of the Board turned into up-to-date apartments, of Directors to serve for three years w/r ., . , . A in the place of Paul Garrett, C. B. Mrs‘ Clarence Bentley, who is to oc- Briggs, A. T. Beardslee, Paul Mollen- CUPY on© of the lower apartments. dorf and William E. Corcoran. is to have charge of the building. A Nominating Committee has been Among the tenants who are to oc- appointed to present names for this _ ^ ^ » election. This Committee is composed CUP^ these apartments are Prof, and of the following members: E. C. Gil- Mrs. Joseph F. Bullock, Mr. and Mrs. lett, B. H. Rogers, J. V. Robertson, Walter Richar, and Mr. and Mrs. T. W Windnagle, James H. Grady. John Mosher. r ‘ — , I - — s ■ ><■ v*v n S \4i»- -Wit ■'■lieu**, ■ • ■ .--j ■. .

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