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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 28, 1932. OGDENSBURG JOURNAL PAGE 1 wO •• Canton Waddington Massena Troopers Start Hunt for Two Persons Missing for Weeks Preseott H^uvelton Hammond Woman Missing Three Weeks, Troopers Start A State Wide Search Santa Clara, Dec* 28—State police are searching for a woman known here for the past tw6 years as Mrs. Robert Bushey, who has not been seen in this mountain community for about three weeks. Troopers >were put on the case at the request of Santa Clara residents who were alarmed at her disappearance, as they termed it, and the fact her mail has been unclaimed. From Westville I . Mrs. Bushey resided about two years in ai house on the macadam road one and one-half miles' from, this village on the road to St. Regis Palls. She came here from West- yille. She is about 50. Troop B authorities at Malone said Tuesday they were endeavor- ing to locate the woman in Water- town where she. formerly lived and worked. The investigation has fail- ed, to turn up any trace o£ her, i t was announced. State police at Malone also stated they had start- ed the search at the request of residents of Santa Clara and that no complaint of any nature bad been filed with them. First hints of her- departure be- came known here when mail ad- dressed to Mrs. Bushey lay several days unclaimed at the p'ostoffice. ' The same mail and some Christ- • mas cards.have' been in the posses- sion of Postmaster Emerick> Bruce ' three weeks or more. G00DIS0N TO KEEP CHEESE IMRYGPEN Gouverneur, Dec. 28 — For the first time since it was built the Goodison cheese fatcory in Elm- dale near here will continue to op- erate throughout the winter, W. O. Goodison has announced. The Goodison factory, which was huilt about five years ago, has al- •ways closed: down during the -win- ter months, but this year the cheese making will continue, though on a different schedule, during the winter months'. At present the cheese is being made every qther. day instead of daily as is the case during the summer. The cheeses made at the Goodi- son factory are small, being twelve ^pound family twins. Only wash ||ur&_ cheeses are. being made at «presentr--tlx6ug& sage cheese Was Jmade up until November. The manufacture of this was stopped because of the lack of green alfal- fa which is used for- giving the cheese the mottled, green, appear- ance; The alfalfa is fresh cut each morning, being ground and the juice pressed out. Thirty dairymen are at present taking their milk to the Goodison •factory which was paying at the time of the last checks ?1.12 per 100 pounds of milk averaging four per cent butterfat. Most of the cheese made at the Goodison plant is disposed of through Syracuse. The Cream-of-the-Valley cheese factory in North Gouverneur will also continue to operate on alter- nate days throughout the winter, Atlee F. Todd,.owner and cheese- maker said yesterday. Mr. Todd usually operates his factory during the winter months. The cheeses made at this plant art mostly.flat •40-pounders. • .At present 33 faring ers are drawing ,to : the-' factory an\ average of §,100 pounds of\ milk daily.. In the-summer the average intake is about double-this figure. The price' Paid for - milk at the Cream-of-the-Valley,, plant - \during November was. slightly over'-$i p.et 100 pounds, according. to the but- ter fat test, - -\;\-'••' Depeyster Lodge . Conducts Meeting Depeyster, Dec. 28—Members of Old Oak itebekah Lodge held a regular meeting on. Monday eve- ning. There was a large attendance at the regular session which was followed by a covered dish supper in charge of Mrs. Charles Turner, past noble grand. A Christmas tree with gifts for all was. a feature of the evening.. A program in charge of Mrs. Willard. Badger was given. Christ- mas carols were sting, by all and a program followed including: Song, \Welcome Betty Cray- ford; recitation, Lowell Fieldson; recitation, Eleanor Parks; dia- logue, Madeline .Sill, Fern Cutway and Betty Badger.; recitation, Ruth Mary Grayfbfd; \recitation Made- line Hill; recitation, Carol Howie; recitation, Bene Smithers; reci- tation,^MSsine-'Bields6nj , djalpgue '-t>y Robert Smithers, Lyndon Fiei&- son,~ Carmen. Crayford, Fern Cut- way, Madeline Hill; recitation, Mildred Wilson; recitation, Car- men Crayford; song by Lyndon and Maxiiie Fieldson. PARKER'S HAIR BALSAM RcmOTesDan3roff-StopsHairFall!ng Imparts Color and Beauty to Gray and Faded Hair 6oc.and$r.ooatDruggists. BucoxChcm. Wfa.Patchogne.N.r.l Hector Montsion Begins Training For Dog Sled Race Massena, Dec. 28 — Hector Montsion of Cornwall, with five German Police dogs hitched to a sled came to Massena Satur- day to visit his friend Stiles Finnegan, Andrews Street. He crossed the St. Lawrence river on the railroad route, and ar- rived in the village Saturday afternoon. He left Massena early as the snow was rapidly melting. Rain then fell, the soft snow dissolv- ing like sugar, and Mr. Mont- sion and his dogs had to spend the night at the Clayton Sheets home, East Orvis Street road. A truck was procured on Christ- mas day and the dogs and sled were hauled to Hogansburg where they were ferried across to Cornwall. Mr. Montsion's hobby is train- ing sled dogs. He has 25 ani- mals and is putting Ms best ones in shape to compete in the dog sled races to be held this winter in Cornwall. The five he had here were all pure-bred German Police. <$>- -4> 1933MASSENA FOOTBALL LIST IS ANNOUNCED Coach Jerry Donnelly Gives Schedule For Next Year —Carthage High Includr Massena, Dec. 28—'Terry\ Don- nelly; football coach of Massena high school has announced that the high school • authorities have signed contracts with the Garth- age high school authorities which calls for a home and home foot- ball game between the two schools for the next two seasons. The first game of this series will be played in. Massena on October 21 next year and the se- cond game will be played in Car- thage the following fall. The two teams .were to have met two years ago but the game was can- celed the week of the game as the Carthage authorities thought that the Massena team was too strong for the Carthage 11 to en- counter. Since that time the Car- thage teams have been strength- ened considerably and are rated with the best high school teams of the state. Negotiations are under way to secure a game with Herkimer high-school to be played in \Mas- sena\ but nothing definite had been heard. Mr. Donnelly stated that he expected that the season would open- with a game against St. Marys of Ogdensburg and close with' Vocational high. Only six games will be played during the season'as has been the custom in the past two years. . The tentative schedule for \next seasoie'. is: September 23, St. Mary's at Massena, September '30, Watertpwn high at Massena; Her- kimer -at Massena\ (pending) Oc- tober 7, October -14; Central High at Massena, October 21, Carthage at Massena, October 28, \Voca- tional High at Massena. These dates may be changed later al- though it is probable that the games will be played on the given dates. As now planned all games will be played at home and the sche- dule will contain five major game with only one a minor one, that against St. Marys. Coach Don- nelly will only have three veter- ans to prepare for this tough schedule as all other regulars will graduate in June. The only exper- ienced men back for next season is Captain-elect Vallance Higley Albert Wolstenholme and Philip Mittiga. The regulars of last years team who are graduating or will be ineligible by the new age rule are: Lyman Harris, Harold Man- ning, \Frank Rooks, Francis Al- guire, Steve Medve, John Medve, Reginald Jarvis, Sam Agresta, Lyle Vilnave and Patrick Trim- boli. Knights Templar To Attend Rites Canton, Dec. 28—L. L. Huntress, commander, has issued a call for all Knights Templar to meet at 1:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the Masonic Temple to attend the funeral services for Arthur H. Williams, Canton public works commissioner for 25 years. LISBON YOUNG PEOPLE GIVE PLAY FRIDAY Christmas Pageant Present- ed At First Congregation- al Church; Crowd At- tends Program Lisbon, Dec. 2S—The Christmas exercises, held In the First Congre- gational church in Lisbon last Fri- day evening were largely attended, the church building being filled. A beautifully adorned and illumi- nated Christmas tree was located near the platform. At the close of the exercises Santa Claus ap- peared and distributed presents to the children. Great credit is due the committee in charge for the success of the affair. The services opened with a pro- gram of recitations, songs and a playlet, followed by a pageant en- titled, \The Adoration of the Kings and Shepherds.\ The pageant opened when two young ladies, dressed In white, representing angels, carrying tall lighted candles, with measured steps, lighted candles in the win- dow sills of the church. Then followed eleven young laides in white, with lighted candles, who formed a cross of light at the head of the center aisle for the reading of the Scripture by the pastor. After this, prelude, fourteen young ladies in white, formed a processional as the choir sang \Oh Come All Ye Faithful.\ On the platform were, \Mary Joseph and two angels,\ guarding the manger, about whom the angels gathered forming a semi-circle of light, as a lullaby was sung by Priseilla Nor- throp, after which the choir to toned \Silent Night,\ to-the strains of the violin.'played by Robert Rowell. .?V.' •* As the tune\ changed to \While Shepherds Watched their Flock,\ four pairs of \angels\ left their positions and escorted the three Shepherds and Shepherd boy bear- ing a lamb to the central group, where they knelt in an. attitude of worship. The boy presented the lamb to Joseph. AH were in appro- priate costume. The Shepherds then removed the screen from the throne chair, which Mary ascended, during which Mrs. Wimble and Mr. Nor- throp sang \The First Noel.\ As the men of the choir sang \ We Three Kings of Orient Are\ four pair of angels escorted \The Three Kings,\ attired in garments of rich material, attended by pages, carry- ing their trains, up to the alter, where they presented \their gifts to the \Virgin and\ Child.\ Mrs. Wimble sang \Thou Didst Leave Thy Throne,\ and as the choir sang the \Sanctus\ all knelt in adoration. This was followed by the Benediction. To the strains of \Hark the Herald Angels Sing;\ the recessional took place. One of the features was an elec- tric star which shone down over the virgin. It was a very impres- sive presentation by the cast of 29 young people -who took their parts well. The names appeared in last Friday's issue. Miss Anna Mullen was at the piano and Mrs. Kenyon directed the choir. Mrs. Everret Fields was in charge of the pro- gram. Massena Sportsmen Elect New Officers Massena, Dec. 28—The directors of the Massena Rod and Gun club met Friday ^evening and made plans for the' coming year. W. P.\ Evans, past president, gave an ad- dress to the new officers and mem- bers of the board. - -Floyd- C. Sanjule, local police chief, was elected director .for two years to fill the unexpired.- term of Archie Hodgkins, Ray Barstow was elected ohairman of- the mem- bership committee and-W. S. Wil- liams was named head of the fish and game distribution committee. V. C. Doerschuk will serve again as chairman of the forestry com- mittee and Michael Sheets was elected head of the vermin con- test committee. The election, for the field com- mittee was postponed until the March meeting. Sidney Brown was nominated for chairman of the fish contest committee. A special group is now studying a \skeet\ layout, a new method of trapsboot- ing. A map showing the territory of the Massena Rod and Gun club is being sent to the headquarters of the federated sportsmen's clubs at Canton. Miss Edna O'Hara Weds Raymond Felt Hammond, Dec. 28—rA-quiet \wed- ding was solemnized here on Sat- urday evening about - 0 o'clock at the Presbyterian Manse,', when, the Rev. W. Halbert Campbell, pastor of the Presbyterian church, united in maniage Miss Edna O'Hara, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles O'Hara of Rossie and Raymond Felt, son of Mr. and Mrs. Claude S.Felt of Hammond. the attending witnesses were Mr. and Mrs. Robert Flaherty of Antwerp, sister and brother-in-law of the bride. The happy young cou- ple left here on an extended mo- tor trip immediately following the ceremony. Some Prices Likely to Decline Further Says Cornell Agriculturalist This is another arttola in the ser- ies by Prof. George F. Warren, of Cor- nell University, recently •printed, in the Dairymews League Netcs. Some Price* Yet to Decline Because of severe unemployment, some -workers are working for ex- tremely low wageB, but it Is not t o be expected that the general wage level will decline to the price level. The long-tlmo tendency is for wages to rise as the output per worker increases. Whenever the debts are liquidated so that busi- ness can proceed, wages will be far above prewar. Interest rates will be much below prewar for safe securities, but a large part of the business will be on such a precarious basis that, for some years, rates for agricul- ture and industry may be high. In- terest payments on bank deposits will be decidedly reduced. It will be impossible .for life insurance companies, universities, hospitals and other institutions that depend on investments to keep up their in- comes. Life insurance rates \will probably rise. The average size of policies will ba reduced. The size of fire insurance policies will be reduced, losses will be in- creased, and rates probably will be raised. Innumerable prices which have not declined will fall. Some of these are freight rates, telephone charges, price of newspapers, doc- tors* fees, dentists* fees, and tele- graph, charges. Large numbers of corporations will disappear by bankruptcy or by combination, to avoid bankruptcy. Wholesale writing down of the capital of industrial plants, farms, and city real estate will be neces- sary. Costs of distribution will grad- ually decline so that prices paid to farmers will again come into ad- justment with the prices which they pay. Much of this can be done in a half-dozen years. Prob- ably it can be completed in a gen- eration. Some basic commodity, prices have fallen too low even for the conditions and will rise. Many Remedies Will be Tried. Innumerable measures -will be tried in attempts to hold up prices of this or that 'thing. Tariffs, bount- ies, farm boards, domestic allot- ments, restrictiong. on trade be- tween states under, sanitary and other guises',, pools, gentlemen's agreements, and many others will continue to be tried. Some of these may do a little good, but they will continue to result in disillusion and disappointment. Maintaining the present price of gold means bring- ing the whole debt and price struc- ture down. To attempt to hold each individual thing v.y and yet bring down the whole is like sink- ing a ship but attempting to hold up each rivet and doorknob in it. Nothing is gained by minimizing the gravity of the situation. Repeat- ed confidence statements cannot change the facts. They discredit leadership and cause losses to in- numerable individuals through false hopes. While the country has never before experienced as great deflation as we are now attempting, we have had experiences which in- dicate the probable length of the deflation disease. It usually takes six or seven years to go far enough with the bankrupting process so that construction can begin, and it takes many more years fully to complete the process. The Cost of Bankruptcy If we are -going through with deflation, debt adjustment commis- sions are desirable to operate for a number of years. The legal sys- tem of writing down debts works badly endugh when only a few bankrupt properties are thrown on the market. It destroys values for both the creditors .and lenders -when applied in a -wholesale way. A creditor often takes over a home or a farm, keeps it in hopeB of a sale until the carrying charges eat up much of the value.* In the mean- time the property depreciates. Fin- ally, in despair, a shoestring sale is often made to a less desirable buy- er than the dispossessed owners. Debt adjustment commissions should study each case and make recommendations for settlement for all creditors. Such recommen- dations from a disinterested party Would save many owners and help many lenders, and would keep many of the cases out of >t|ie courts. If the government lending agencies wish to lend more money, they will do more good by taking; up the safer part of the underlying mortgages in such cases ; than by direct loans to the lending corpor,-> ations which do not get a t the root of the trouble. While it is not the purpose of this discussion to consider what the individual can -do for himself, I should like to insert one piece of advice to the millions of farmers and city home-owners who. are los- ing their homes and lifetime, sav- ings. If one has a good farm, it seems to me thatthe best thingto do is to retain possession, of i t \as long as possible, in the hope tliat some temporary rise in prices or. possibly a monetary change will enable him to keep the property. If he gives up, the savings are surely gone. He has little to lose from holding on as long as any slight chance remains. The man who has failed in busi- ness or is out of work is blamed for it, and he often blames* him- self. This is adding insult to in- jury. Most o£ the failures are not due to uhsound business but to unstable money, for which no in- dividual is to blame. The farmer or business man who has failed should not be despondent or com- mit suicide. He should feel like a man who has just gone through a tornado, stripped of his property but escaped with his life. His fam- ily and friends should treat him accordingly. It is not improbable that the high value of gold will result in discoveries of it, so that a later •generation will have inflation. The general attitude of the pub- lic seems to be to prefer to write everything down in terms of gold rather than raise the price of gold. The 6train on public credit to feed unemployed pei'BonB and the social confusion from such gen- eral bankruptcies may make it impossible to complete the pro- cess. No such violent deflation has yet been carried through by any modern nation. If the process is carried through, a new generation can be prosper- ous—except as foolish laws remain to plague it. Any price level is satisfactory after business is ad- justed to it. Reflation The effect of rising prices is the same regardless of the cause. If for any reason the price level is restored, it does not mean that all prices will rise equally. Many pric- es have not declined, or have de- clined little. Restoring the price level would relieve them of the necessity of declining. The major ones are debts and taxes. If com- modity prices were raised, buying would begin because rising prices cause buying. Jobs would be avail- able. Houses would be in demand. The debts and taxes on the hous- es and farms could be paid, and the debts would not have to be cut by bankruptcy. The former amount of life in- surance would be desired. Many charges, such as freight rates, doctors' fees, telephone rates, and the like, are already ad- justed to the price level that would be established. They would not rise, but would be relieved from falling. Costs of distribution would rise very little. Therefore prices paid to farmers and other producers would rise much more than retail prices. This would bring farm prices into adjustment with other prices. It is sometimes said that two steps are necessary, first re- store the price level, and second, restore the relationships of farm prices to other prices. If the first step is taken, the second follows automatically. Prices of basic commodities such as copper, coriij wheat and cotton, would rise very decidedly because they are so far below the- price level that would be restored. The declines in values of homes and farms would he stopped. In generla, the prices that have not yet declined would be relieved from declining, and those that have declined would be restored. Heavy Responsibility Rests on Farmers Probably nothing is more univer- sally wished for than a rise in com- modity prices. We are willing to have the Farm Board buy wheat and cotton, pile tariff on tariff, lend billions of government money—all in the hop'e that commodity prices may rise. But when any proposal is put forward that will raise the whole price level, it is commonly considered sacrilegious. There is probably no other subject on which so many people have formed pos- itive convictions without scientific evidence. It is the responsibility of farm organizations to give con- sideration to the various possible methods of procedure. When a city is on fire, there are only two ways to proceed. One is to let it burn itself out and get ready for the next generation to build a new city; the other is to attempt to put out the fire, even at the risk of some damage from wa- ter. Perhaps I should mention a third way of trying to dispose of it, by saying that it does not exist. Since the general level of com- modity prices is the reciprocal of the value of money, there is no way to raise the price level except as the value of money declines, or is lowered by law. •What Stabilization Means. Stabilizing the commodity price level does* not mean tha,t any single commodity will be free from fluctu- ations in price due to the supply of-it-or the demand for it. It does mean that commodity. prices as a whole may he freed from being swept \Up or down as a mass due either to\ world supply of gold or frantic changes in the demands for it. There are\ many proposals for limited or complete stabilization. (To be Continued.) DEPEYSTER HAS FIRST HOLIDAY ENTERTAINMENT Initial Community Christ- mas Tree Ceremony Held At Grange Hall Friday Depey«ter, Dec. 128—Depeyster'S first attempt to celebrate the Christmas season wilth a Commun- ity Christmas tree was a fine suc- cess and showed a, fine spirit of cooperation. The Grange hall was packed on Friday evening when a joint pro- gram representing: the combined efforts of the members of the committee, school children, the Depeyster Band and others pre- sented a very fine program. The lighted Christmas tree in the park had the admiration p£ all. It is hoped that a permanent Christmas tree can, be set out in the park for future tise at the \Yule- tide season. A tree was placedl inside the hall around which the gifts were plac- ed. It was regretted that all of the candy boxes which liad been order ed, did not arrive iln time and the chairman wishes toi announce that these candy filled boxes will be distributed later, The Depeyster Band was pres- ent and played several selections at the opening oit the program which was in charge of Mrs. Wil- bert Parish, general chairman of the occasion. Rev. W. B. Youngs gave the in- vocation; WelComei Song by Mil- dred Wilson, Betty Crayford, Nor- ma Simmons, Carmen Crayford, Eleanor Jackson; recitation, June Conroy; recitation, James Todd; recitation, llene Smithers; play, How Mr. Bates Got; Out of Christ- mas Shopping; recitation, Maxine Fieldson; recitation, Howard Fish- beck; vocal duet, Alice and Betty Witherell; recitaltion, Lyndon Fieldson. Selection, By foul* cornets; reci- tation, Helen Selliars; dialogue, Trimming the Chiristmas Tree; selection, Depeyster JBand; reci- tation, Marvin WStherell; recita- tion, Ella Fishbeclc; dialogue and song, by six girls; recitation, Lowell Fieldson; play, Christmas Letters. \ ^ Song, by three girls; recitation, Fern Cutway; dialogue by Made- line Hill, Fern Cutway and Betty Badger; solo, Mrs. (Brace P. Smith- ers; play, Aunties 'Christmas Bas- ket; duet, Lyndon and Maxine Fieldson; recitation, Betty Fish- beck, Song with encoire by Virginia Washburn and AWce Witherell; recitation, Malcolm Badger; play, Christmas Spirit; drill, by eight girls; selections by the band. At the close ol£ the program Santa Claus appeared in person to aid in distributing the gifts from the tree. Alguire Taken To Camton Jail 4 Services Are Held For Mrs. Murray . ^Canton, Dec. 28—Services were held'for Mrs.\ Mary Murray, SG, from ttie'bome 'of her brother, Wil- liam Itelly, Pyrites, and St. Mary's church yesterday. Burial was in Riverside cemetery. Mrs. Murray, a \former resident of Pyrites, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. William Scott, Saturday. The lGi-year-old vine at Hamp-, ton qourt Palace, London, bore '500 bunches' at grapes this year. [ Canton, Dec. 28 — Francis Al- guire, 19, of Massena Springs, was brought to the county jail here yesterday afternoon to await ac- tion of the St. Lawrence county grand jury on a charge of murder, first degree next month. Alguire is accused of the slaying of his uncle. Ernest F. Terrence, 43, last Saturday night with a shotgu'i. His arrest followed two days of secret investigation by a coroner's jury, during which it was brought out that Terance had! come to the home of his mother and made threatening gestures. As a result of these • threats police protection was asked. STANLEY BIRD HOME Canton, Dec. 28—Stanley Bird, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Bird of this village, is homie for the holi- days. HOME ON VACATION Canton, Dec. 28—Miss Elizabeth Calnon is home from Yonkers, Where she is a teacher, for Christ- mas. VISITING IN CANTON Canton, Dec. 28—Miss Lena, Dris- coll of New York City is spending the holidays in town. ENTERTAIN SON. Truck Is Located But ' No Trace Found Yet Of Ray Frye's Body Gouvernemr, Pec. 28—With 200 interested persons looking on at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, the truck of Ray Frye, missing Little BQW farmer, was pulled from 20 feet of water above the Griffiths bridge, -which crosses the Oswe-' gatchie river, five miles from Gouverneur. The missing man, Ray Frye, however, was not i n the truck. Tuesday night the mystery had not been solved as to his disappearance as grap- pling in the river had not located the body. A a> Gone Since Dec. ,3. Canton Merchants Barter Livestock Canton, Dec. 28 — Livestock and cord wood have become the accepted medium of exchange between farmer customers and Milford Pitt and John Griswold, proprietors of a shoe store here. A fifty mile collection trip netted no money but a duck, four turkeys and a calf. Wood offered in payment for footwear has heated the homes of both mer- chants all fall. <&- ARCHIE PARO, JAIL BREAKER, BACK IN CELL Canton, Dec. 28 — Archie Paro, 35, who escaped from the county jail last April 25, was brought back here last night after heing picked up in Syracuse. Paro was picked up in Syracuse by Sergeant Schermerhorn of the State police and brought back to the jail. Paro -was committed last April 8 on a charge of petty lar- ceny. He come from Dekalb Junc- tion. COUNTY HOME RESIDENTS AT CHRISTMAS TREE .Canton, Dec. 28 — The county home was the scene of a Christmas party Saturday after^ noon when the annual Yuletide los- tivities were held in the chapel of the institution. One of the features of the oc- casion was the elaborate program given by the inmates. Candy and popcorn -were distributed to each of the more than ISO residents of the home. A huge Christmas tree was the center of the celebration. At the present time there are ahout half a dozen persons ill -with grip and the superintendent of the home fears that the institution will be swept by the malady. Long- Lines At License Bureau Canton, Dec. 28 —<• Motor vehicle department of the county clerk's office was crowded all day yester- day with aline extending from the window to the street door by au- tomobile owners of St. Lawrence County making a last minute deter- mined application for new 1933 lic- ense plates. Two clerks were kept busy 'all day approving the applications, tak- ing in cash and handing out lic- ense plates. A state trooper was also busily occupied during the day helpiiig autolsts fill out their applications. Doran To Attend Academic Session .„..Canton, Dec. 28 .— Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Riley are entertaining their- son, Stanley, wlho is employed downstate, for the holidays. • FAMILY DINNER HELD Winthrop, Dec. 218—A group of 31 relatives gathered around the Christmas dinner table at the home ot Mr. and Mrs. Levi Fay-, ette at their home on Merchant Street, Sunday. Besides the host and hostess, those present t were,; Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Dunn, Kath- rihe, Lawrence and Fletcher of Brushton; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Holcomb and Aloney of Brasher Falls; Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Phelix, Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Thompson, Mary, William and James, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Lynch and Leo, Ken- neth, Clyde and Biarbara Phelix, Mr. and Mrs. M. B. Holcomb, Mr. and Mrs. Leon Plmmadore, How- ard, Eileen, Pauline and Gordon of \Winthrop. Canton, Dec. 28 — Neil Doran, Vice Principal of the Canton High School, left yesterday afternoon for Syracuse where he will attend the convention Of the Associated Academic Principals this week. He is taking the place of Hugh C. Williams, Principal of the locai school, who is prevented from at- tending due to the Sudden death] of his uncle, Arthur H. Williams.' Mrs. Doran and their two sons will accompany Mr. Doran and pay a visit with Mrs. Doran's'par- ents in Fayetteville. Frye has been missing since the night of December 3 but' was not reported gone until Friday, Decem- ber 9, when Mrs. Frye asked help of state troopers. Discovery of oil on disintegrating ice a little below the bridge Mon- day caused an inspection and sug- gestion was made, that it had been frozen into the ice in the cold period of a week ago, and disclosed itself in the warm spell of Sun- day and Monday. As the point where the oil was found on the ice apparently could not be the location of any missing motor truck, searchers under Trooper L. J. Robinson began look- ing in the water on the upstream side, where a motor truck could plunge down &• bank. Grappling hooks located something in the water very Quickly which, was too heavy to be brought to the sur- face. A tow car was called for and in a short time the right front wheel of the truck was brought to the surface and a little later the truck was identified as that \belonging to Frye. A cap, recognized as his, was found \in the cab and also a rain- coat. The truck was in low gear and the cab -doors closed. The truck was upside down on the river \bed. The radiator was bent back to the motor, the right front wheel brok- en and there was some'other dam- age to the iront. The truck was towed to the Central garage. The Oswegatchie river is mostly free from ice now and grappling will be continued to locate the body. The truck plunged down an em- • bankment 12 feet high, but left practically no traces of its descent. Both sides of the bridge have been inspected for traces of an accident several times since the disappear- ance. Akins Given Surprise Party t Lisbon> Dec. 28—Monday even- ing, Dec. 19, a very pleasant sur- „ prise was given Mr. and Mrs. Burt Akin, when, several of their neigh- bors and : friends gathered at their home to remind them of their 23rd * wedding anniversary. The evening was spent in dancing and playing games and at a late hour a bounti-. ful repast was served. » Mr. and Mrs. Akin were present- ed with a purse of money and oth- er gifts. » Those present were, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Gwin, Mr. and Mrs. John Gwin, Mr. and Mrs. L. S. _ Laroek and daughter, Ethel Mit-\\ chell, Mrs.- A. Ladouceur, Jr., Mit- chell Montroy, Mr. and Mrs. E . G. Montroy, Mr. and Mrs. George Gas- . con, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Black. Josie Mastine, Josephine Burnette. George \Wood Henry Wood,. Helen Wood, Blanche Perry, all of Ogd-* ensburg; Jack Harper, Rebecca Harper, Blake Harper, Junior Har- per, Mr. aHi Mrs. Myrton Moore* and family, Mr. and Mrs- Earnest Lawrence and family, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Logan and family, Guy Moore and Basil Ray of Lis-* bon. New Pastor Gets Gall To Lisbon VISITING HER MOTHER Canton, Dec. 2S—Miss Mae Gaff- ney of Englewood, N. X, is visiting her mother, Mrs. Sarah Gaffney, 2 Harrison Streot, for the Christmas holidays. HOME FOR THE HOL1DAY-& • Canton, Dec. 28 — Miss'. Evelyn Brown has come from ^few. York city to spend the holidays„witk her father, Attorney Joseph Brown\ .of this village. MISS BARBER HOME,- Canton, Dec. 28—Miss Flora Bar- ber, who teaches in the Tuckaho schools, is visiting her parents in this vicinity. ON VACATION, panton, Dec. 28 — Miss Jannita Roach, a teacher in New Jersey, is the guest of her parents over {he Christmas and New'Year's holi 1 days. Lisbon,- Dec. 28—A congregation-' al meeting was held Wednesday night, Dec. 21, in the United Pres- byterian church at Lisbon for the purpose of calling a pastor. Several goad candidates have pre- sented themselves before the con-^ gregational. Rev. W. J. Nevin, pas- tor of the Town Line church, preached, a very appropriate ser- mon, after which a vote was-taken\ 5 for a pastor; of which Rev. H. A. Armitage, of Davenport, N. Y., re- ceived the majority of votes. A T - call has been signed by the mem- bers' arid adherent's of the congre- gation and forwarded Rev.' Armi-^ toge and i t is their desire that he' -accepts. * ' Sheriff Is 111. • Cantori, Dec. 28—r^heriff EdsoE Martin\ '13 cp'nfined' to. his home' with ail attack'of the-grip. VISITS HER PARENTS Canton, Dec. 28—Miss' Elizabeth Shorty Waterttjwn teacher, is visit- ing her patents-over the Christmas* vacation. \ - \••-•• \

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