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The Massena observer. (Massena, St. Lawrence County, N.Y.) 1897-1989, May 11, 1959, Image 1

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I I Memorial Day Services i ' : ' , \ Planned by Legion Po$ At Memorial Park May 30 miditional .Memorial Day services will be .conducted Satur- day. May 30 > H M 83 * 8608 * «P° n - sore d this year py American Le- gion Post 79. Fred E. Genaway and Roland Bertrand are cc-chairmen' of the observance. The program will open with a large parade which will form on Alcoa Field and start moving at 9:45 a.m. The line of march will tai£the parade to Massena Me- morial Park cm Andrews St. where the ceremonies will be held. Mr. Genaway will welcome the guests and colors will be massed under the direction of J. Elwood Gardner. After the in- vocation. Tony Savoca will read General Logan's Orders which established the first Memorial Day nd flag raising ceremonies. will be conducted by Earl jr. Santimaw Post, U4S, ** the Massena Central School Band plays. I Becftations of \In Flanders Field\ and Lincoln'* Gettysburg Address will be given by two high school students. Afterward units will lay their tributes at the war memorial as the band plays. The traditional salute to the dead and a one minute of si- lence will follow. The program will close with a benediction. j Handling the graves decora- tions committee are Mr. Bet- band and Henry Nadeau. Reg- inald Cross is arrangements chairman. The parade marshal will be John Gibson and Sterling Brown- ell is ceremonies chairman. The Massena Observer Established Bw. 2, INI •. i. latuu'i OUasi tahsbv Weathsr Forecast Warm, humid, seattere4 showers tonight FAA Repo4s Thurs., May 7 Fri, May 8 Sat., May 9 Sun., May 10 VOLUME 69 — ISSUE 4315 Today, 1J-.30 a.n. 74 63 tr. : Btuwt ChN T—4m» WuU at. NWMU, X. T. MAiSENA^ NEW YORK, MONDAY, MAY 11, 1959 FmMJaiud Handari Mid Thmwd.y. MMMM Ohswvt-t Publishing Co. Tuesday, B t ft, m u m 57 39 0. 65 &«. 83 37 tr. 10 C^nts a Cu L Goal of $200,000 Set In St. Mary's Parish A goal of $200,000 has been set, The campaign will open with a n <he St. Mary's parish Debt \kick-off\ dinner on Thursday, jeofbtion and High School Fund | May 21 for all campaign work- [•ampaign. Consignor Arthur M. ers. General solicitation begins on Sunday, May 24. The drive will end on Thursday, May 28. Leary. pastor and honorary airman of the campaign or- ganization said a great over- ubscription is needed to carry out the program of pariah de- Vd Thrca n mpaign has a three-fold j ^f* 3, George Wells; Team 4, 'Robert Papelian; Team 5, John Faucher. Division A. Clayton Durant, chairman: Team 1, Albert Gui- mond; Team 2, Domindc Zappia; aim. 1. Reduction of the parish debt \\hi& now stands at $225,000. 2. A portion of the money will be used to pay a share of the building cost of the new v high school and convent to be' con- structed in Massena for Catholic students. 3. Renovation of the grade school. AD. Hutchi Viskovich, has been named general chairman of fhe campaign organization which will eventually total 250 men Michail Tamer is associate chairman, Sam A. Cappione is special gifst chairman and Ted Kot. solicitation dhairman. Other men with top organiza- tion posts are: Robert J. Dough- erty, publicity chairman, Steve Ferency, meetings chairman and Edwin A. Kennedy,-WJlliain Demand Cliff finder£»beer au*B> ibvgThairmen. j_. : Miss Marshall Receives $400 Scholarship Miss Susan Marshall, daugh- ter of Mr. and Mrs. Carlton >Marshall„,115 Main St, has re- ceived a $400 scholarship award- ed each year by the Massena Central Teachers' Association. Applicants for this scholar- ship must be planning higher education in preparation for teaching. f s Marshall plans to enter York State University Teachers' College at Potsdam in toe Fall. Two alternates, selected in the event Miss Marshall is unable to use the scholarship, are Miss Margaret Fay and Miss Judith Jiooper. Miss Fay plans to at- tend D'Youville College and Miss Hooper will enter N.Y.S. Uni- versity Teachers' College at r'dHuanj. Miss Marshall has been a taember of the Student Council for four years, this year serving as president. She was a cheer- leader, a member of the Tatler Staff, this year being business editor. She has also been active in numerous other clubs. Miss Fay is a member of the Pep Club, serving this year as jjjfdent. She is a member of faxed choir, glee club and the future Teachers' Association. Miss Hooper plays in the band m orchestra, is a majorette tod a member, of the mixed <*°'r. She is also a student wuncil member, serving this ?ear as secretary, and Future Teachers' Association. Pep Club gd was the American Field *|jgice Summer Student in 1958. Bechtel Loses Equipment as arn Burns ft Heavy equipment was lost la •Jp *at destroyed a barn OB /»Reynolds Metals Company property Friday! morning, L? was owned'by the Bechtel s'-orporation and included tw* 3*3. an air compressor, a *«<ung machine. tools r pumps, jgjeparts. The loss may reach JJ* bam had been converted Division B. George Girouty Chairman: Team 6, Lional Gui- mond, Team 7, G. Lawrence White; Team 8, Edgar Parisian, Team 9, Albert Schuler; Team 10, Ronald McDonald. Division C. CO. Holland, Chairman: Team 11, Ross Mit- tiga; Team 12, John Dinrieen; Team 13, John Doyle; Team 14, Louis Pellegrino; Team 15, Division D. Benjamin Kwas- ney, Chairman: Team 16, Nelson Besio; Team 17, Akide Brabant; Team 18 t Joseph St Onge; Team 19. Leo Strack; Team 20, Clyde LaComb. , Division E. James McGuire, Chairman: Team 21, Robert Good: Team 22, Bernard Regan; yeam. 2_^ ; JQfwaid „*Perty; Team Jf Bernard Patterson; Team 25T James Frank. Division F. Linus O'Coonell, Chairman, Teim 28, Joseph Juk- QSki; Team 27, Stephen Driewist; Team 28, Reginald Cross; Teain 29, Charles Houlihan; Team 30,' Robert Carroll. Division G. E.T. O'Niell, Chair- man: Team 31* Otis J. LaGoy; Team 32, Basil Post; Team 33, Richard Doyle; Team 34, Frank Poore; Team 35, Jim Iovine. Division H. B.B. Parrisian Division I. Bt. Olim Peets, Chairman: Team 42, Robert Car- roll; Team 42, Bill Wittman; Team 43, Fred Peets; Team 44, John Horan; Team 45, J.R. Hou- mlel. Division J. Sandy Romeo, Chairman; Team 46, Donald Por- talese; Team 47, Robert Post; Team 48, Elmer ,'Rakoce; Team 49, Martin Denesha; Team 50, Loris Hallada. Division K. Carl R. Scruggs, Chairman: Team 51, Francis Buroham; Team 52, Thomas Chasse; Team 53, Charles Meri- can Team 54, Gilles Morin; Team 55, Gerald Guimond. Division L. Joseph Toth, Chair- man; Team 56, Zigman Dywan; Team 57, Frank Brooks; Team 58, Benjamin Cappione; Team 59, Joseph joiner. State Takes Over Bridges On Main St. The State of New York now owns the bridges on Main St., Mauena. They no longer are the reapon- iibOity of the township of Mas- sena. Costs of repairing wilt be paid by the state and hot by the taxpayers of Massena. Supervisor F. L. Hosmer has received a notice of the official order, entitled \Direction to take over certain bridges in the coun- ty of St. Lawrence as pert of the state system of highways.\ This order was Issued Mar. tt, 1959, and was filed May 4, ISM, with Joseph F. Belllyi director of Public Works Office] Services. The Main St. bridge lover the Grasse River is a four-span con- crete arch, with a total span of 344 feet. It was built by the township in 1918 with a town bond issue of $75,000. There hal been a town bridge at or sear that site since 1807 when a cros- sing was made of timbers con- forming to the bed of the river, at a cost of $800. The bridge over the Racket River on Main St. was erected in 1912, with a bond issue of 134,500. That bridge is in need of repairs. There has been a cros- sing in that area since 1829. The present structure is a two span concrete arch with a total span of 185 feet. J. Burch McMorran, superin- tendent of public works, signed the official order for the state department to take over these two bridges for the purpose of repairing, altering and recon- structing the structures as pro- vided in Section 230 of the high- way law. Notices have been sent to the district engineer of the Watertown district, the county highway superintendent, the town supervisor and two super- intendents of highways and to mayor of the village. Elks Leadership Awards Are Presented YOUTH LEADERSHIP AWARDS. Thomas McGuiggan, leading knight of Massena Lodge 1702, BPOE, is shown presenting a state certificate for honorable mention in the Elks youth leadership contest to Barbara Brown. She and James Hutchins were Massena winners of $50 savings bonds. Harley Dingman, principal of Mas- sena Central School, looks on. Two Massena High School students were awarded |50 War Bonds for outstanding leadership during the year 1958-59 by Mas- sena Elks Lodge 1702 at an as- sembly meeting held at 8:30 Fri- day morning in the new Massena High School auditorium before a crowd of 1,200 students and teachers. Thomas McGuiggan, esteemed leading knight and former chair- man of the Youth's Activities Committee of the local lodge, made the awards to James G.' Hutchins, son of Mrs. Edna Hutchins of 16 Bowers St. and Barbara K. Brown, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Brown, of 11 Clarkson Ave. Awards are made each year Annual Safety Awards Banquet Scheduled Area Firms to Be Honored Approximately 200 representa- tives of business and industry Will attend the 9th Annual Safety Award Dinner May 12 in the Massena Town Hall. The dinner brings to a close a campaign sponsored by As- sociated Industries of New York State to prevent accidents. Leaders from Area 4, compris- ing St. Lawrence, Franklin, Clin- ton and Essex Counties will be present to receive awards. Martin W. Oettershagen, dep- uty administrator of the St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation, will aot as toast- master. Erwin G. Schoeffel, manager of Massena Operations, of Aluminum Company of Amer- ica, and a director of Associated Industries, will present awards to 53 successful participants in the 34th Annual Accident Pre- vention Campaign. Three contestants will be giv- en top honors in the form of Grand Awards for the best safety performance in their group and section. They are: Diamond Gardner Corporation, Ogdensburg; Aluminum Com- pany of America, Fabricating Division, Mechanical Depart- ment; and Aluminum Company of America, Fabricating Divi- sion, Shipping and Warehouse. Philip Lovejoy, a lecturer of national reputation will be the principal speaker. His subj«fet will be, \Let's Play It Safe.\ The dinner is the culmination of another successful campaign to prevent unnecessary acci- dents in business and industry. It is a continuation of the efforts of leaders to make places of em- ployment a safer place to work. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. by the Massena Macca- bees. Tickets are still available at the Massena Chamber of Commerce office or from any of the directors of the Massena Chamber. Pirates Drill For Tournament Massena Volunteer Fire De- partment racing team, the Pi- rates, are holding drill practices each week in preparation for the racing tournament to be held in Tapper Lake in connection with the annual convention of the Northern New York State Volun- teer Firemen next month. The Pirates have been > tournament champions for the past four years. Albert White is captain of the team. by the Elks Lodge to the out- standing boy and girl student for outstanding leadership in high school activities, and are forwarded to the New York State Elks Association for competition. Miss Brown was given honorable mention .in the state contest, the only Massena High School stu- dent to achieve this reward this year. . Mr. Hutchins was born in Pots- dam in 1941,\ has attended Mas- sena schools from the first grade through his senior year in high school. He has been outstand- ing in various class and school organizations including editor- in-chief of the Northern Star, high school paper; sports editor of the Northern Star, vicepresi- dent of the Junior Honor Society and President of the mixed choir. He won honors in science awards, receiving first place at Massena and second place at A Canton. A member of the local >fe*0fert mimmVh *sena, he. was elected to the How* socie- ty, and was also a member of the varsity wrestling team and J. V. football team. He was also selected as a second alternate for admission to the United States Naval Academy in An- napolis. Miss Brown, who came here with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Brown in 1955 from Yankton, S. Dak., has been named valedictorian of the sen- ior class of Massena Central Schools this Spring. She was born in Omaha, Neb. in 1941 and attended school in Omaha and Yankton during her elementary years. Since her time here in the Massena schools she was treasurer of the National Honor Society; student council repre- sentative; member of the Mas sens High School band, special- izing In clarinet; student council delegate to the Northern New York Conference of Councils of High Schools. She also re- ceived awards in American His- tory, mathematics and music. While here in Massena with her parents she was president of the Congregational Church Youtt Group, member of the choir and also participated in the Massena March of Dimes drive. CHARTER NIGHT. The Massena Junior Chamber of Commerce has received Hs charter from the U. S. organization. Shown are: Bud Phillips, Ogdensburg; vice- president of the state chamber; Herbert P. Hatch, president of the Massena group; Thomas Taylor, state president, and Frank Schwartz^Dgdensburg Junior Chamber of Commerce. CD Hospital To Operate Here Monday A portable 200-bed Civil De- fense disaster hospital will- be set up here Monday, May 11, to train community teams of phy- sicians, nurses and other hospi- tal personnel and medical aides. The unit will be set up in the school bus garage near Nightin- gale School. Eight hospital sec- tions will be established in de- tail and ready to accept simu- lated disaster casualties which will be \treated\ that night. The unit wili demonstrate how a school building, can be turned into a surgical improvised jemer- •gency hospital within a few hours after an enemy attack or major disaster. Medical director of the team of TO CD emergency medical services volunteers will be Dr. George Sandiford of Massena and director df nurses will be Mrs. Patricia McFarlane .' of Massena. Robert Maher will be executive officer. Two. training specialists from the State Health Department will be on hand to assist with the training, which will be conduct- ed as an exercise. During the first session, box- es containing hospital supplies and equipment will be unpacked and the hospital set' up. In the second session simulated casual- ties will be treated in the vari- ous hospital sections so mem- bers of the team will have an op- portunity to learn how' to use the supplies and equipment of the portable hospital. OddFellows, Rebekahs tian Rally Aa international rally of Odd FeOaws and Rebeklhs will I be Jsald in the town hall June 20. . A banquet wfll be served at 7 o'clock by the members of the Rabekah Ledge. Jhrerett; O. Bichards of Chap- peH, Neb., deputy sovereign grand master, will be the guest hi honor and main speaker. Other dignitaries attending wOl be J. March Hameil, grand mas- ter of New York State Odd Fel- lows; Miss Katherine G. Blesser, •ctenectady, assembly presi- dent; Mrs. Winona McConaelL MatsVna, vicepresident of the Rebekah Assembly. Odd Fellows and Rebekah offi- cials'from Canada, al$a officials of the cantoament are expected at Jw present. for the dinner have distributed and must be re- ly June IS. S. McConnell, Massena. grand -master, is general JOT the New York lodges and Gerald Revill of CarewaU is the general chair- mm lor Ontario. Vaattars' win have the oopor- te tear the seaway and 12 Generators Now Producing Firm Power The 12th generating unit was the south guardhouse is in pro- placed \on the line\ at the Rob ert Moses Power Dam during April and the 13th unit was in- itially started, according to the monthly report of the Power Authority. With the 12 generators in op- eration, firm power delivered to Niagara Mohawk was increased to 165,000 kilowatts with 20,000 kilowatts to New York State Elec- tric and Gas Corp., 100,000 kilo- watts to the State of Vermont, 174,000 kilowatts to Alcoa and about 33,000 kilowatts to eight municipalities and Plattsburgh AF Base continuing. The remainder, except for some small miscellaneous sales, is v being dispersed of to Niagara Mohawk Power Corp. as second- ary power. Employment for the entire project averaged 850 for the month. With Unit 21 generating firm power and Unit 20 initially start- ed, installation work continued on the remaining three units. Metal trim is being installed on the electrical and mechanical equipment gallery and holes for mounting seals in granite at the international boundary marker were drilled. At Long Sault Dam, painUng of I Points, Leishman's walls, ceiling and equipment in Massena Intake. gress. Preparations are being made to commence gate painting operations. Electrical * work con- tinues for .lighting feeders to the fixed gate hoists and the south guardhouse.. Channel ihmprovement work was resumed, early in April and the removal of high points in the Chimney Island area by a dredge was completed. The dredge was moved to the Spanowhawk Point area for removal of high points. After a month a<id a half shut down, excavation in the tailrace area at the po\ver| dam was re- sumed and a to4l of 1,420,000 cubic yards have bjeen excavated to date or 47 percent of the es- timated total. Work continues on the construe Mon of the Massemi Town Beach, Barnhart Island Ixatdihouse, in- formation center ai»d Long Sault, Barnhart Island jand Hawkins Point overlooks arid the trustee house. These facilities are about 90 percent completed. During April about 1,000 dec- idous trees. 30,0 X) evergreen seedlings and 20,00) shrubs were planted under two contracts in the areas of Iroquois Dam, Sparrowhawk Poi»,t, Point Three Point and the Commemorative Stamp Will Be Issued On June 26 Neil Devine Passes State Bar Exams 500 Persons Will Attend Wilson Dinner Over 500 people will attehd the testimonial dinner for Waiter S. Wilson which will be held to- night in the. pew high school gymnasium. Among those who received special invitations^ from the Massena Teachers' Association, the sponsors of the dinner, were dignitaries from .the State Edu- cation Department, local offi- cials, retired, school teachers, and various associates of Mr. Wilson. .The dinner, which will be served promptly at 6:30, will precede the varied . program planned by the Teachers' Asso- ciation. The scheduled program for the evening will include the follow- ing: Invocation, Rev. Maurice L. deVries; welcome, Evelyn Cole; introduction, James Long; re- marks, Erwin G. Simmons, State Education Department; re- marks, William Matthews; re- marks, E. G. Schoeffel; musical skit, Teachers' Association; re- marks, Jack DeKlyn; presenta- tion, Dorothy Hall; Benediction, Rev. de Vries. , Those people attending the'tes- timouial dinner are asked to lSjtelootba: park their cars in the school jswd spor parking area and not In the bus loading area directly in front of the school. Ttcketa will not be available ••• ^BPBB ejBW^aa>e)' The United States Post Office Department will accept First-day covers at the Massfena, New York post office on June) 26, 1959, bear- ing both the Unified States and Canadian St. Lavcrence Seaway commemidrative stamps. The United stamps should be placed in the upper right corner, since this is the stamp which will prepay first; class postage. The Canadian stamp may be placed directly below, or to the left. This' -service will be accorded only to individuals personally presenting such combination cov- ers on June 26. The United States Post office at Massena cannot by law, have supplies of the Canadian stamps available foi sale and consequently will be un- able to affix Canadian stamps when servicing requests for first- day covers recived by mail. The United States Post Office Department will accept no re- sponsibility for the replacement J. Neil Devine, son of Mr. and j of covers bearing both stamps, Mrs. Leo J. Devine, 8 Chestnut'nor will it offer an assurances St., was among the 418 persons passing the examination for ad- mission to the New York State Bar. The examinations were held Mar. 12 and 13, and the State Board of Law Examiners an- nounced Friday the list- of those passing. There were 882 taking the examinations. Attorney Devine received his bachelor of laws degree, from Albany Law School last June 3. He was graduated from Mas- sena High School and received his bachelor of science degree in social studies from LeMoyne Col- lege, Syracuse, before entering Albany Law School. He was ac- tive in numerous organizations at LeMoyne and Albany Law School. Two other North Country men passed the examinations. They are Kenneth P. Murtagh, Win- throp, „and Benjamin J. Fried, Lake Placid. Chief Warns About Playing Ball In Streets Chief of Police Thomas C^Nieil reminded Massena youths this morning that it is against the law to play baseball or football oh village streets. His warning came after sever- al near-oceidJents and several complaints by motorists about youths conducting their games in the middle of the street. Chief O'Neil cited a village or- dinance which reads: \No person shall play baseball til or any other open or sport on the streets or pub* lie grounds within said village at any time, or engage thereon to any act, amusement or practice endangering property or per- that any pert of the cancellatioi will fall On the Canadian stamp Massena, New York, is approx- imately 90 miles from Ottawa, by way of Morrisburg, Ontario, Canada, and the bridge across the. St. Lawrehee into Cornwall, Ont. Massena Story To Be Used in World Program The Massena Story will be tin source book for a world-wide broadcast of the Voice of Amer- ica. ' Kenneth Watson, with the Voice, of America, was in Mas- sena a couple of weeks ago to. interview pecple connected with the power and seaway projects. These interviews were taped. In order to have the factual history of,Massena, Mr. Watson secured The Massena Story be- fore beginning his interviews. He asked the questions , jri French, then repeated them in English, the interviewer replied in English, then Mr. Watson translated the English answer into French. i ~ [ Mr. Watson was particularly interested in the history of Mas- sena, and for this part of the re- - cording he interviewed Leonard Prince, editor of The Observer and one of the editors of The Massena.Story. He wanted to know how Massena received its name and how Massena had been influenced by the French. The Voice of America is mon- itored by all the important na- tions of the world, especially by Russia. The English and tba French are translated into the language of the country to whict toe broadcast is beamed. & i.f i V ,-:* •f.i I M

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