# Chronicle-express. (Penn Yan, N.Y.) 1926-current, December 28, 1978, Image 1

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Eetobliahrb in 1824 I 1 154th Y e a r — N o . 52 Yates County’s Watchful Newspaper Covering Yates County, southern Ontario County, northern Steuben and Schuyler counties P E N N Y A N , N .Y . Thursday, D e c e m b e r 28, 1978 20 Cents 2 Sections — 28 Pages N u t c r a c k e r c o m e s t o D r e s d e n f By MAURICE DUMAS The mouse king was slain when Maria threw her slipper at him on the stage of the Dresden Elementary School Dec. 19. The wicked mouse king and his army had attacked the Christmas tree in a fascinating production of the \Nutcracker Suite” presented by the second graders to an audience of school mates and parents. The story is about a little girl who is given a nutcracker as* a Christmas present. That night, the girl. Maria, comes downstairs to wrap a blanket around the nutcracker. She falls asleep and dreams that the nutcracker turns into a prince, who fights off the mouse king with the help of the toy soldiers. After the victory, the prince and Maria are regaled by dancing flowers and coffee fairies. The gay costumes and swirling motion of the players captured the imagination of the audience, who sat entranced to break out in applause at the play's finish. The two second grade teachers. Agnes DeMoras and Annette Toaspern worked together to put on the production. \We just started brainstorming,’ said Mrs. Toaspern. who added that the children made the coC. -mes and the scenery themselves, with some help f rom parents and f riends. The children acted out their parts to a taped announcer and music, and \were able to interpert the music a little themselves,” said Toaspern. During the play small groups of children would twirl around the.stage, playing out their roles as cossacks or dancing flowers or coffee fairies. \I think it was super,” said principal Lent, \they surprised us all.” i. Lent videotaped which is interested parties vv-K-iv-M -VX \ M s ' l ' X .V v v The players were able to see their own production, and \it took them all the next day to realize they had done a spectacular tiling,\ said DeMoras. . For a brief time on a sunny afternoon in the village of Dresden, fantasy reigned as Maria’s dream gave life to dancing flowers and coffee fairies and the wicked mouse king Yates gets 16 inches A The Jerusalem Zoning Board of The group has three weeks left to Appeals is going to be brought to court challenge the zoning board decision in for granting Farash Construction the New York State Supreme Court. Corporation a variance to build a A mailing list is being compiled to housing complex in Keuka Park. raise the $750 retainer, with an The variance would allow apartment estimated cost of less than$1200 in total buildings in an area that is zoned for fees. single-family homes. According to Studders the court cost At a meeting Dec. 20 a group of would be low as \everything is Jerusalem residents voted to retain researched from the last time.' ' attorney David Cohen of Geneva. . •Our' challenge. \ said Charles Board was successfully Wallis, \is a challenge to the authority ^ a similar group who also the zoning board took to itself. \The purpose of this meeting is not to hired Cohen as its attorney. The lawyers \feel we have a very witch hunt or go on a personality head valid case in court, said Studders. hunt. said acting chairman Tom A few days prior to the meeting Studders. \the purpose is to determine Cohen said normal procedure in such a if the zoning ordinance for the town of case is to ask a New York State Jerusalem, which has been in existence Supreme Court judge to \annul and since 1974. is and was implemented to revise the decision of the Jerusalem protect the people of the town.” Board of Appeals as being contrary to Madeline Smith of 681 East Bluff law or being arbitrary and capricious.” Drive explained the background of the \I do not personally feel above the zoning law saying before the law. law nor do I expect our group of local Jerusalem was \open and vulnerable.” government officials to feel that way.” and \zoning seemed to be a necessity.” said Studders. \Therefore we must Smith explained she put in a lot of band together to defend our rights work to help draw up the ordinance, under these laws whether the people we and said. \I truly can not understand trust choose to do so or choose to ignore how we can possibly throw it all away. ” the law.\ Conciliator to meet association 9 board By MAURICE DUMAS \ready and willing to sit down and The negotiation teams for the Penn come to an agreement for an equitable Yan Teachers Association and the contract. >« district school board will meet Jan. 2 The board and the teachers have been with a conciliator from the Public negotiating for the past 10 months, and Employment PERB). Relations Board the teachers have been working without The conciliator. Joseph McManus of Rochester will attempt to help the two sides i *. ,\'.x contract > ;:,pute » it t . differcr -,°s in McManus was the conciliator who a contract since June 30. A PERB mediator. Donald Cullen had previously worked with two sides in tfC egotiations ant ne uTiid a fact - findei s report Nov. 9 The board accepted the report as the - - . *. . . \ . - X V .* .. . ■ ■ - • \ . \ V . i f l cphnnl helped settle the dispute in Waterloo ^asis for settlement, but the teachers • lllliir According to Waterloo superin­ tendent Richard Conover, McManus did not. The main issue dividing the two sides Francine Newton was a dancing flower in the second sented at the Dresden Elementary School Dec. 19 grade production of “ The Nutcracker Suite” pre- (Photo by Maurice Dumas). is an outstanding negotiator who *s annual, automatic increment “ helped us out in a very difficult averaging \$350 which is received by situation. teachers with less than 13 years teach- \He has a good understanding of the *n8 experience. About 80 of the dis- whole process.” said Conover.\ and is tricts 175 teachers are eligible for the exceptionally well qualified. increments, which the teachers have The president of the Penn Yan received for the past 15 years. Teachers Association. Elliott Vorce. The fact finders report - i said. \I am optimistic for a complete recommended the elimination of the settlement.\ increment, but awarded an across - the The first major snow storm of the snow about 8:30 p.m. Christmas Eve year struck Penn Yan unexpectedly and continued steadily through the their Christmas gifts either.\ While the road crews throughout the right there fixing them.'’ The weather observer for the Superintendent of Schools Michael - board raise of seven per cent this year. Thompson said he was hopeful and and six per cent the following year. Holiday blood bank set Dec. 29 Christmas Eve and by morning had County road dumped 16 inches of snow on Yates out by 9 p.m. to start sanding, and were open, repair crews from the Penn Yan County. Eric Schwibs county were striving to keep the roads National Weather Service in Yates Penn Yan area blood donors have the The holiday season often brings opportunity on Friday, Dec. 29 to give increased blood -\ plowing by midnight plows kept County. The wet heavy snow broke tree limbs which fell across power lines, cutting until Christmas aft electric service to many areas in the mile-per-hour winds county. Municipal Board and NYSEG were snow fell at his station on Elm Street, the \most precious gift of all” at a donations are low. For this reason. struggling to keep up with the many snowfall holiday blood bank between 1 and 7 Penn Yan Blood Chairman Sylvia cases of downed power lines, which left afternoon some residents without electricity at p.m. in St. Mark's Episcopal Church. snow over the roads faster than they times. Repair crews from New York State could be plowed E Electric and Gas (NYSEG). and from the Penn Yan Municipal Board worked deteriorating situation, Yates County According to Bruce Roloson, With lowered visibility and a spokesmatl,’for NYS f :G. there were \a through the night, all Christmas Day, George down from heavy laden trees. There were problems in and into Tuesday morning but were roads at 5.30 p.m. in an attempt to practically all the areas.” he said. I unable to keep up with the damage. Forecasts had called for rain and j- snow flurries, but the rain changed to 't- ‘ <v i >• \ f a T h i s W e e L . . Bowling Scores ................ p. 8 Class, ads . .............. p. 20, 21 Editorials .............................. p. 6 Elderberry bits . ................ p. 4 Farm ................. p. 16 Lifestyles ....................... p. 14 Obituaries .................. p. 3, 7 Police, sheriff’s report . p. 2 Religion .......................... p. 15 Sports .......................... p. 8, 9 Upcoming ......................... p. 3 Yesteryear ........................................... p . 6 keep \Cars were stuck all over the county,” said Spike, with most of the north-south roads being \plugged” , including 14A north of Benton and the Pre-Emption Road. The state and county road crews pulled back into their garages to await the lessening of the wind. County highway superintendent Thomas Savles keot his crew at the with isolated cases of interrupted service overnight.” Among the last to be repaired were downed transmission lines in Keuka Outlet. NYSEG crews were called out about 1 a m. Christmas Day. \Those crews are still with us,” said Roloson on Tuesday been for them.” Radio Station WFLR was knocked off town bams after the closing of the the air most of Christmas afternoon, its roads. \If they go home.\ he said, \how are they going to get to work ? * ’ The crew spent all Christmas day on the roads, and went back out early Tuesday morning after the winds lessened. timing < d I didn too third power outage in eight days. Wesley Ryder of the Penn Yan Municipal Board reported some primary lines down, with \a number of service wires coming loose from houses.” Most interruptions of service in the area served by the board were brief, according to Ryder, who said that when the wires were down, ” we were i Teachers honored t X flp DUNDEE — Elinor Youngs and Esther Wheeler were honored by the Dundee Teachers’ Association Friday Dec. 15 after retiring from the Dundee Central School system last June. Mrs. Youngs, a social studies teacher since 1959. was graduated from Keuka College. Prior to coming to the Dundee school system, she taught in Central 4 Islip. Haverstraw and Penn Yan. She >, resides in Penn yan. ^ Mrs. Wheeler, a business teacher in Dundee since 1949. is a graduate of Bucknell University. She previously taught in Painted Post and Bradford schools. She resides in Dundee. Eisenhart urges all regular donors to make a special effort to give on Dec. 29 and to invite a friend or family member to go with them and donate also. She said members of the special telephone committee will be calling donors reminding them of the blood bank, but anyone between 17 and 66 years of age. in good health, who has not given blood in eight weeks is cordially welcome to this holiday blood bank. Studies have shown the safest supply of blood for recipients is voluntarily \ I h l s Eisenhart said. donated blood. Mrs. The risk of post transfusion hepatitis is 10 times greater for patients who receive blood from paid donors. The American Red Cross Blood service, in a unique combination of community volunteers and professional staff, seeks to provide the patients in the Rochester area’s 45 hospitals with the safest possible blood supply she added. More than 300 pints must be collected daily to meet these increasing needs. Last year nine blood driv< County netted 708 pints. Of were collected at the two sen r in Penn Yan. W more than 1.000 Cyndi Benedict as a coffee fairy in the school play did an Arabian ________ _____ _ _ _______ ______ _ — » ♦ collections must be increased. Maurice ESTHER WHEELER ELINOR YOUNGS Dumas). If needed, transportation will be provided by calling the Red Cross office mornines at 536-6841. \ i l i < ( ; ! I , i i i 1 , I 1* ■ r rt J i - 1 I