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Seneca County courier-journal. (Seneca Falls, N.Y.) 1902-1944, May 05, 1927, Image 1

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d e v o t e d t o t h e T H ^ B IJlTEf^ESTS QP THE PEOPitE OP SBpEC R COOKTV, m e oouKitH. ert’n i n ? roi.a. amp 21 laai m e JOUMMAl, e U A 1S84. Vet. 85 , JCoit**\*'**** 21. 1901. SENECA FALLS, N. Y., THU ISDAY, MAY 5, 1927 NO. 9 ACCIDENT VICTIM DIES. Fay Rockwell Passes Away from Injuries Received in Un< usual Accident. Fay Rockwell, aged eighteen years, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Rockwell of lo Jefferson street, who was seriously injured Mon­ day evening, when he came in contact with the high voltage on the Niagara Power Line north of this village, died Tuesday after­ noon at the Seneca Falls Hospi­ tal. The young lad paid for his adventuresome and foolhardy ex­ perience with his life. Monday evening in company with Floyd Deal, who is employed at the Gould plant, young Rockwell went to the Niagara Power line west of Nichols’ Corners. Rock­ well climbed to the lop of one of the heavy towers, and as he moved slightly, his body struck one of the high voltage wires. He fell straight downward to the ground, a distance of fifty feet, and was rushed immediately to the hospital. He suffered severe burns about the face, chest and arms, both legs were fractured, the right leg in two places. Des­ pite every medical attention, his death occurred Tuesday after­ noon from burns and shock. Young Rockwell was'born in' Seneca Falls, and attended the public schools and Mynderse Ac­ ademy. He was employed for some time in the Western Union telegraph office here and later with the Niagara Power Com­ pany as timekeeper. His last position was with the Goulds Pump Co. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Rockwell, and two brothers, Fred Rockwell of Waterloo, and Floyd Rockwell of Syracuse. The re­ mains were taken to the home of his parents in Jefferson street and the funeral will be held Friday afternoon at 2:30, Rev. W. A. Howes of the First Baptist church officiating, with burial in Rest- vale cemetery. A. F. McDaries of Syracuse, line superintendent of the Niaga­ ra Power Company, Tuesday, stated that Rockwell was not in the employ of the company at the time of his injuries. The boy was employed by the company when it erected a new transmission line north of here during the fall and winter, it was learned but, at the time of his accident, it is believed he was there to show a compan­ ion how the wires were fastened to the insulators on the towers. Mr. McDaries stated that there was 6 o , ood volts in the line at that time and that the line was built to carry 110,000 volts. Elec­ tricians here stated that the boy could not have come in direct contact with the wires or he would have met instant death. An autops}' was performed upon the body at Sanderson’s morgue, Wednesday by Dr. Robert F. Gibbs and Dr.‘William M, Follcttc as coroner’s physi­ cians for Coroaer F. W. Lester. Coroner Lester stated that death was due to the burns from the electric shock. A large area of the boys’ chest and arms was burned, left knee dislocated and the right thigh broken, and a large burn on the bottom of his foot. No internal injuries were found, Coroner Lester stated that he would hold an inquest this Sat­ urday afternoon at his office: to establish the true facts of the case. D. W. Moran will act as coroner’s attorney and conduct the inquest. WHAT NATIONAL HOSPITAL DAY MEANS. Thursday, May 12th, has been designated for the past six years, since 1921, as National Hospital Day. It is a day for open house when the institution’s doors are thrown open to the public. It is an occasion for public investiga­ tion of the aims and ideals and the problems and needs of the hospital. For the hospital considers it­ self not an institution set up en­ tirely for private purposes, it feels itself a community asset, deserv­ ing of community support and encouragement. Therefore, a special day, National Hospital Day, has been set aside when people may learn at first hand what the hospital is doing and how it does it. Appropriately, Thursday, May 12th, also commemorates the birthday of Florence Nightin­ gale, known as the pioneer of modern nursing. That the pub­ lic has availed itself of the op­ portunity of visiting the commu­ nity hospital is shown in the fact ihat over 2,000,000 visTfofs’enter ed tb« doors of institutionsi on May 12th last year. The occasion is now observed not only throughout the length and breadth of the United States, but is officially recognized in Canada, Alaska, Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii, Egypt, China, the Phillippines and other coun­ tries. Such is the interest of the people that National Hospital Day is eventually expected to be a world wide movement. National Hospital Day is not intended as a time for appeal. Its purpose is to acquaint the public with the function and scope of hospital work. It is confidently believed that with a more thorough understanding of the hospital’s activities, any pre­ judice and wrong ideas in the minds of the public will disap- The Seneca Falls Hospital has gained 'an enviable reputation because of its splendid service in the past, and is filling an impoi*- tant position in the community, its service comparing more: than favorably with the city hospitals. HOMESPUN YARN. Aunt Ada’s Axioms : Contra­ diction is the mother of dissen- Try rhubarb for a shortcake while strawberries are still ex­ pensive. If you like the taste of fresh fruit, add sugar to apple sauce after the apples; are well cooked. If the fingers of washable leath­ er gloves shrink when washed, electric curling irons may be used to stretch them. With warm weather co;tning, more people will be interested in such cool foods as ice cream. The state college at Ithaca, N. Y. has a free bulletin on making ice cream, sherbets, and ices, and, if you wish to have a copy, ask for E-109 on a postcard addres­ sed to the college. THREE KILLED IN LEH I^ CRASH. Mr. and Mrs. Newton Erway and Daughter; Accident Victims at MacDougall Crossing. Newton Erway, aged twenty- seven years, his wife,, aged twen­ ty-four years, and their eight year old daughter, were killed Saturday afternoon at the Mac­ Dougall crossing on the Geneva- MacDougall road, when their Nash sedan was struck by the Black Diamond express on the Lehigh Valley railroad. Mrs. Erway and her daughter, Doro­ thy Smith, by a former marriage, were instantly killed, while Er­ way died shortly after his arrival at the Waterloo Mem- rial Hos­ pital. According to reports of the accident, Erway had stopped his car at the Haust garage about one hundred feet west of the crossing for gasoline and minor adjustments. After his wants had been supplied, he started out in the car headed for Ithaca, and the heavy sedan had just reached the tracks, apparent­ ly in second gear, when it was struck by the flyer. The car was carried several hundred feet and completely demolished, Mrs. Erway and her daughter b ing killed almost instantly, death re­ sulting^ fFom<^ -^fractured- skhUa. Erway was picked up in an un­ conscious condition, and rushed to Waterloo, but his death • soon followed. The young couple were on their way to Ithaca to attend the funeral of a relative when the fatality occurred. The MacDougall crossing is one of the most dangerous cross­ ings in this section, and last fall two lives were lost in a similar accident, when an auto stalled on the tracks. Nearly a score of lives have been sacrificed in this county on grade crossings within the past few years, and the peo­ ple and the proper authorities should demarnd more adequate protection of these dangerous crossings. No expense should be spared and the railroads should be forced to spend enough to place proper signals at these death traps. The autqists in turn must cooperate by exercising due care, and the heavy toll must cease. An inquest was started yester­ day by Coroner T. F. Cole, as­ sisted by District Attorney J. W. Huff, and the witnesses examined were all loud in their demand for signals at the crossing. They spoke of the excessive speed of the Lehigh Valley trains at this point and of the poor visibility at this much traveled crossing. Electric light bulbs that are frosted on the inside give diffused light the same as those that are frosted on the outside, but they do not catch so much dust. WANTED^ARM. Want equipped farm in ex­ change for 2-2 family houses in Syracuse. R. M . 'B aker , 308 City Bank Bldg., Syracuse, N. Y. SuH OOL BU DGET i APPROVED. Tai^iRate WiU Be s$14.94 Per I musand This Year. Marsh d d Zona Reelected Commis- mers. A 5'the result of the adoption of tl e school budget, as prepar­ ed,.; it the annufd meeting ol the Seti^ [ca Falls Union Free School District, held Tuesday evening in tl e Mynderse Academy audi- torit m, the school tax rate this yea^will be $14.94 per thous­ and! a decrease of $1.68 over last i^ear’s rate. This lower rate was; made possible by adoption of albudget of $66,881.50, a de­ crease of $8,618.50 from 1926. Thi^jdecrease is due to the in­ creased amount received from the ?tate for teachers salaries, and the ]|eduction in the maintenance expense of the schools. Only about fifty taxpayers attended the Reeling, and there was no opposition to the budget or the nomination o f C. Frederick ■Marsh and Frank Zona as school commissioners to succeed them­ selves. The annual election was held Wednesday at Mynderse Acad­ emy, and C. Frederick ‘Marsh •and Frank Zona w^erc elected conr^issipners, receiving 50 to 46 vdles4rdtei- v were cast for Jay Morrison. The -■other . members of the board in­ clude John C. Bracht, James F. Sullivan, W. D. Pomeroy, H. D. Kmght and Ransom R. Micks M. £ . Reagan was in charge of the election. LEWIS W. OLIVER. Lewis W. Oliver, aged sixty- eight years, died Saturday even­ ing at his home in Daniels street, following a short illness. Mr. Oliver was born in Canada, but came to this country when but a small infant. He resided in Ca- noga for nearly forty years, com­ ing to this village twenty-seven years ago. He had been em­ ployed at the Rumsey plant for nearly a score of years. Mr. Oli­ ver was a quiet, unassuming citi­ zen, respected by all who knew him. He is survived by his widow Mrs. Clara Oliver, two daughters Miss Eloise Oliver of this village and Mrs. Elsie Kreft of West Webster, one son, Leroy Oliver of Seneca Fall, two grand-chil­ dren and one great-grandchild. T h e , funeral was held from his late home Wednesday afternoon at 2 .'30, Rev. H. G. Burley of the Methodist Episcopal church officiating, with burial in Rest- vale cemetery. A dose of castor oil is. good for leather-covered furniture for it keeps the leather from drying and cracking. It should be 'applied with a cloth and rubbed well so that none ot it remains on the surface. Be sure the winter woolens are clean, and are free from moths, before packing theni away for the summer if you want them to come out whole next'fall. Lawn Mowers Sharpened lly adjuste O. F. Oakes, 76 West Bayard' Lace Curtains laundrled in fine paired and carefully adjusted.— shape, Phone'135-W. Mrs. Cl. fi. Talimani, 28 Chapel street. NATIONAL HOSPITAL DAY Thuasday, May 12th, is Natio­ nal Hospital Day, when in every city and town people are asked to visit and inspect their local hospital. As usual, the Seneca Falls Hospital will open wide iis doors on the afternoon and evening of that day, with a cordial invitation to the public to avail itself of this opportunity to become better ac­ quainted with this better equipped Members of the Hospital Guild will be on hand to escort visitors through the building and to give any desired information to the proposed Nurses’ home for which the guild has been successfully working during the past year. The guild will also serve light refreshments in the dining room. A number of improvements have been made in the hospital, and it is hoped that even a larger num­ ber than usual will visit the build­ ing during the afternoon and evening. Each of the fifty babies born in the hospital during the year will receive a present of a bank pass book, showing a deposit of one dollar with the Seneca Trust Co., it being the annual custom for the Seneca Falls banks in rota­ tion to assume this responsibility. SURBiOSE PARTY Federal Prf>hil>ition Agents and Railroad Detectives Take Pos> session of 100 Barrels of Elusive Beverage. A carload of one hundred bar­ rels of beer, with a retail value of between $3,800 and $4,000 was seized on the New York Central siding here late Monday after­ noon by Federal Prohibition Ag- • ents Gunnison and Sailer from Federal Agent H. J. VanArman’s office at Rochester, assisted by Sergeant G. Fritz of the New York Central Railroad detectives of Geneva. The prohibition men were assigned to the task by Fed­ eral Agent VanArman, after the Federal revenue office at Roches­ ter had received the tip. It was stated through VanArman’s office Tuesda3% that the beer had been shipped from Shamokin, Pa., by one “ Philip Kalter” and was des­ tined to one “ H. Samuels” of this village. No such name appears in the village directory, and no- such person is believed to reside here. No information concern­ ing the seizure could be secured from local New York Central authorities. Sergeant Fritz was detailed by Captain Hulburt of the Roches- ^ watch the carload of beer Stephen B. Andrews was pleas­ antly surprised Saturday evening at the McCarthy cottage on Cay­ uga Lake by the employees of the Cost Department of the Goulds Pumps, Inc. The occas­ ion was to celebrate Mr. An­ drews’ birthday and his twenty- one years in the employ or the Goulds Pumps, Inc. A tureen supper was heariilly enjoyed, which was followed by card play­ ing, with Mr. Andrews and Miss Anna Broadhead, winning the grand prizes. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. Stephen B. Andrews, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Andrews, Mr.- and Mrs. Rea Finn, Mr. and Mrs. Sterling Pratt, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Poole Misses E. J. Flanagen, Evelyn Kelly, Julia Fornesi, Rose For- nesi, Margaret McCarthy, Ger­ aldine Burns, Anna Brodhead, Marcella Souhan, Helen Rooney, Agnes Casey and R. Preston Mills, George Mulligan, Roger McGrain, Robert Andrews, Paul Alfred, Evan Staley, Dennis Huff and Kenneth Yeo. Mr. Andrews began work with the Goulds Pumps, Inc., at the age of sixteen years, starting, in as a helper in one of the stock rooms of the shop, gradually working hit .way up,as bead of the present Cost Department.! His position is one that was* se­ cured by his untiring ^iforto and hard work in the interest.of the company. Those who'know: himj and have been under hi& employ know he is a worthy and sincere worker. His many' friends- and fellow employees wish him many more anniversaries, prosperity, cheer and good luck. ANNOUNCEMteNT—The Seneca Falls Granite Works is now open for business'with a fine display of Monuments and Head Stonei in N elson & S on , Proprietors. CARLOAD OF WET GOODS SEIZED. the arrival of the federal agents from Rochester. The carload was taken to Rochester early Tuesday morning, where it will be placed in the Federal ware­ house. A chemical analysis of the wet goods will be made to determine the’alcoholic contents, and an in­ vestigation ordered to find both the shipper and consignee, both of whom are believed to have given fictitious names. The loss of the carload of beer will make this section much drier for the time being, and will create a shortage ot this much sought bev­ erage. About a year ago, a car­ load of alcohol was seized in the Lehigh ‘Valley yards here, so that Seneca Falls is being well advertised in the daily press as an important center in this under­ cover traffic. After the seizure of the beer here, the car was sealed, and hundreds of people drove to the siding to see this, unusual sight. - .. ■ b ...... . Approximately 123,000 farms changed ownership by reason of forced sales or other default dur­ ing the 12 months ended March 15th 1926, according to a report on the farm real estate situation recently issued by the United States'Department of Agriculture This was at the tatc of 21 farms per thousand . when adiustnjent w.aa made in the census tptal for the, plantations of the South. In addition 170,000 farms, or-30 per thousand, changed owiibra thfou'gh voluntary sale or trade,, including also contracta for. deed- About 41,000 properties, or a rate of 7 per thousand, were estimated to have passed by inheritance arid gift; and 13,000, or about 2 per thousand, through miscellaneous and unclassified methods. Tomatoes, oranges, grapefruit and most vegetables vrill help a lagging appetite.

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