The Lyons Republican

Thursday, March 9, 1944

The following was transcribed from a wartime issue, March 9, 1944, of the The Lyons Republican, an 8-page newspaper published in Lyons, N.Y., established August 3, 1821. The transcriber had a crumbling front and 2nd page to work from. Every article mentioning individuals was transcribed, and all spellings are as in the original.

Sgt. O'Brien, Killed at 44, Fought Bravely in Two Wars

Enlisted in Marine Corps During World War 1 When Only 17; Was Brought up in Lyons

Platoon Sergt. Chester Thomas O'Brien in whose honor (posthumously) the destroyer escort, the U.S. S. O'Brien, was named at its launching in Houston, Tex., Tuesday, Feb. 29, was born in Lyons, lived in Shuler street with his parents and attended Lyons Union School.

Forty-four years old when he was killed in battle at Guadalcanal in February, 1943, Sgt. O'Brien enlisted in the U. S. Marine corps in World War I when he was only 17. He was given an honorable discharge after the war, but soon re-enlisted and saw much service with the Marine Corps.

Chester traveled all over the world and spent a long time in China and some time in Japan, his brother, John, said in an interview with a reporter for this newspaper. John and his wife and father live in the Geneva-Lyons roads south of Five Points.

Chester was very fond of the Chinese, but had no liking for the Japanese, John said. He liked China so much that we thought he preferred it to any country he visited.

Thomas, another brother, 33 years old, is now serving in the Marine Corps at Parris Island, while Leo and Edward, also brothers, are employed, respectively, at the Sampson Naval Training Station and at the Seneca Ordnance Depot.

Sgt. O'Brien, who married a San Diego, Calif., girl only two months before he was killed, last visited his father and brothers at Easter, 1942.

Mrs. Theodore Myers and Mrs. Lillian Myers of Jackson street, Lyons, are aunts of the dead Marine Corps hero, and Election Commissioner Ray Myers and Mrs. Lewis Hayden are cousins.

Sgt. O'Brien was awarded the Silver Star citation for conspicuous gallantry.

Stanley S. Reeves


Stanley S. Reeves, American Red Cross assistant field director, whose safe arrival in England was announced today, is a resident of 27 Cherry street, Lyons. For 10 years until his Red Cross appointment, Reeves was an agent for the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company in Lyons, where he was active in civic and community affairs with membership in the Lyons Club, Chamber of Commerce, Community Chest, Community Council for Recreation, and Board of Eduction. He attended the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Rochester. Mrs. Reeves will remain at their Lyons residence during his service overseas.


Parents Notified by Adjutant Gen. Ulio; Son Held in High Esteem by Air Force

First Lt. Melvin Donald Putnam, 23 years old, combat pilot, son of Mr. and Mrs. Horace M. Putnam of Wayne Center, was killed in action Jan. 5 in the European area, according to a telegram received by the parents Sunday from Adjutant General Ulio.

The telegram read:
"Report received from the German government through the International Red Cross states your son, First Lt. Melvin D. Putnam, who was previously reported missing in action, was killed in action Jan. 5 in European area. The Secretary of War extends his deep sympathy. Letter follows. Ulio, the Adjutant General."

Since Melvin was first reported missing the the Adjutant General, Mr. and Mrs. Putnam received two letters concerning Lt. Putnam from Army authorities.

The first, written Feb. 8, was from Major General W. E. Kepner, Eighth Fighter Command.

It read:
"My Dear Mr. Putnam: It is my sad portion to write that your splendid son is now missing. I have to extend my heartfelt and personal sympathy. He was a superior man and son of his great country. We shall miss him and the stro____ help he always gave in full measure and more as our battles become increasingly difficult. His comrades have only the deepest affection and respect for the memory of _____ [long paragraph torn off from paper fold] ___ know that I, as his commanding general, am thinking of you with the hope you may find courage and fortitude to bear your great loss.

With deep sympathy, I am, most sincerely, W. E. Kepner, Major General, U. S. Army, Commanding."

At the end of his letter, General Kepner penned:

"Melvin was a splendid man."

Under date of Feb. 15, Col. A. T. Fitzpatrick, Air Adjutant General, sent the following letter to Mr. Putnam:

Under the date of Jan. 12, 1944, the Adjutant General notified you that your son, First. Lt. Melvin D. Putnam, had been reported missing in action over France since Jan. 5.

Further information has been received indicting that Lt. Putnam was the pilot of a P-47 (Thunderbolt) fighter plane which departed from the British Isles on a bomber escort mission to Western France on Jan. 5. Full details are not available, but the report indicates that after our planes left the target area they were attacked by a large number of hostile planes and in the ensuing battle your son's plane was seen to go to the assistance of another flight that was engaged in an encounter with the enemy.

The report further states that this occurred at about 11:30 a.m. over Western Europe and this his plane is believed to have been lost as a result of the action of enemy aircraft.

There were no other persons on the plane with your son.

The above facts constitute all the information presently available. The great anxiety caused you by failure to receive more details concerning your son's disappearance is fully realized. Please be assured that any additional information received will be conveyed immediately to you by the Adjutant General or his headquarters.

Sincerely yours, T. A. Fitzpatrick, Col., A.G.D., Air Adjutant General."

[Note: the above has a large portrait photo of First Lt. Putnam, all ripped up on paper we were transcribing from. Refer to original paper on microfilm.]

John Barrett Gets Gold Palm Award at Scout Court

The Gold Palm award was presented to John Barrett, Jr., a member of Troop 65 of Lyons at a Montezuma District Court of Honor, Boy Scouts of America, Tuesday night in the auditorium of Lyons Central School. The award was presented by John H. Barrett, father of the young man and a member of Troop 65 committee.

A Life Scout award was presented to Philip Anderson of Wolcott, the presentation being made by the young man's father, a member of the Wolcott troop committee. Besides, there were 14 tenderfoot awards, 42 second class awards, and three first-class awards.


Plan Center for Care of Children of Working Mothers

A group of interested citizens met Wednesday, March 1, in the Village Hall and decided to ask H. G. Hotchkiss, chairman of the Lyons War Council, to appoint a child care committee to study the needs of the children in wartime and the need for increasing woman power in Lyons for the war efficiency. This child care center would be available to care for children of working mothers. This would include mothers working in industry and essential civilian services. It was the consensus of the group that a house-to-house survey should be made by the block leaders to determine the extent of need for a child care center.

Mr. Hotchkiss has asked the following to act on the committee: Mrs. Charles T. Ennis, Mrs. Jack Elliot, Mrs. Stanley S. Reeves, Mrs. David Ennis, Mrs. Joseph H. Eerdel, Mrs. Frederick T. Boeheim, Mrs. Philip Comella, Mrs. Irving Stell, Mrs. Bertha Ostrander, Mrs. Russell Carpenter, Mrs. George Miller, Jr., Mrs. Lewis Sibley, Mrs. Charles Gruen, Mrs. Frank Wood, Mrs. James A. Smith, Mrs. Ralph Harris, Miss Ann Seranne, Miss Mary Doane, Archie F. Bowler, James Santelli, Dr. Ralph Sheldon, Rev. Daniel S. Wood, Rev. Norman W. Ross, John Keefe, William W. Kennedy, Jr., Elmer G. Butts, Clarence E. Barnard, Harry Von Wiegan. Mr. Hotchkiss has also asked the various service clubs of the village, including Rotary, Civic, Lyons and Reindeer clubs, to send representatives to the meeting of the committee to be held in the near future.


Lyons will experience a full-dress blackout Sunday evening, March 19, between the hours of 9 and 10 o'clock, H. G. Hotchkiss, chairman of the local war council, announced Wednesday.

This blackout will cover the Syracuse area, in which Wayne County now is a member, at least for civilian defense activities.

Places of worship may be exempted during blackouts provided lights can be extinguished or blacked out within a minute from the sounding of the air raid signal.


Burns-Lyons Corp. Receives Label With Letter Written on Reverse; Peas Were Packed by Hemingway A letter addressed to the Lyons Canning Co., Lyons, N.Y., was received by the Burns-Lyons Corp., Thursday. It contained a label: "Pride of Wayne Brand, Lyons Canning Co., Distributors, Lyons, Wayne County, N. Y." Extra sifted sweet wrinkled peas." On the reverse of the label was this message:

"Somewhere in Italy, Feb. 1, 1944. Dear sirs: I was delighted to see this brand appear in one of our boxes of "5-in-1" rations, but it sure made me homesick for a spell. Wayne County products are certainly getting around fully as much as its sons and daughters in the service. Sincerely, Harold DeBrine of Williamson."

The writer is First Lt. Harold V. DeBrine, who is serving with a tank battalion.

The peas, it was learned, were packed by the H. C. Hemingway Company about six years ago in Lyons.

[Note: Mr. DeBrine graciously donated his original research into the members of the First Reformed Church of Marion, N.Y. to our site.]


Penn Yan.- Miss Shirley Laudenslayer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Laudenslayer of 7 1/2 Canal street, Lyons, received her cap at the second capping exercises of the Keuka College School of Nursing on March 4.

Miss Laudenslayer finished her pre-clinical training at Keuka College and on March 6 went to Clifton Springs Sanatorium to complete her clinical training. On receiving her cap, she became a Junior Cadet Nurse in the United States Cadet Nurse Corps.


Miss Shirley Edwards and Miss Wilma Clark, member of the Lyons High School class of 1943, have entered cadet nursing classes at Alfred College.


Native of Georgia, Dramatist, to Address Lyons Women's Club

The Georgia Poets will be presented to the members of the Lyons Civic Club at their March meeting on Tuesday, March 14,, in the Lyons Central School at 3 o'clock.

Mrs. Lewis Sibley of Queen street, who was born and educated in the South, came to Lyons as the bride of Lewis Sibley.

She is a dramatist and possesses unusual ability as a director and has a reputation of presenting her subject with "real life" enthusiasm.

Mrs. Joseph H. Berdel, Mrs. B. G. Baldwin, Mrs. Harmon Bond, Mrs. Clarence Baker, Mrs. J. D. Bashford and Mrs. F. G. Boeheim will act as hostesses.


Rotarians Show Great Interest
in Vocational Talk by Member

The milling of wheat was a fascinating story as told by Charles E. Killick of Henry Killick & Sons, millers for 200 years, Monday evening at the Lyons Rotary Club at dinner in Hotel Wayne. (2 paragraphs about wheat growing in general omitted here.)

WAR BONDS . . . buy them and join America's victory march.


Pfc. Chester Smallidge of Lyons has been wounded in the South Pacific while serving in the Marine Corps and will return home soon on leave, it was reported by his mother Wednesday. Mrs. Smallidge lives in Geneva street.


$2,600 Raised in Galen to Date, $2,300 in Lyons

Clyde Expects to Wind up Campaign Saturday; Campaign Not Reassuring in County Seat

The Red Cross drive was making good progress in Wayne County, generally speaking, George Abbott, chairman, said on Wednesday.

Traveling at a record-breaking pace, Galen was doing so well that Mrs. Roy Vanderveulen said Wednesday that the workers there expected to finish the drive by Saturday. At noon Wednesday, she said that Clyde had raised over $2,600 to date.

The canvass in Clyde was said to be the most exacting and thorough one which that town has witnessed in many months.

Mrs. James A. Smith, chairman, said that Lyons had raised only $2,300 up to noon Wednesday and that the progress to date was not at all reassuring. To get the quota assigned, the county seat needs $3,800 more.

The large contributions received are altogether too few. In the opinion of the canvassers, many persons who can afford to give liberally are disappointing the solicitors. A gift of a small sum by a person of large means certainly fails to show the right spirit of the people on the Home Front, canvassers said.

Largest contribution reported to date in Lyons this week was $150 and was the gift of the Kenmore Machine Products, Inc. Other gifts of over $10 reported up to noon Wednesday.

$52.50 - Burns-Lyons Corp.; $30, Mr. and Mrs. Martin Young; $25, William Holloway & Sons, Mr. and Mrs. C. P. Williams, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Trout, Mr. and Mrs. James A. Smith, Castle Company.

$20, Mr. and Mrs. David D. Bradley, Dr. F. E. Metcalf, George Smith.

$15, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer E. Wolvin, Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Nelson, Mrs. Mary Foley, Wayne Chevrolet, Inc.; $14, Vandevere & Coleman, Inc.; #12, George Britten.


Mr. and Mrs. Leroy L. Compson spent the weekend with Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Mulcahy of Buffalo.

Mr. and Mrs. John DeDee of South Lyons celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary Wednesday, March 8.

Mrs. Carlton West of Niagara Falls, formerly of this village, was the guest Wednesday of Miss Elva Jennings.

Mrs. Frank Bone of Rochester was the guest last week of Mr. and Mrs. Leroy L. Compson and Mrs. Edwin B. Servis.

The American Legion Auxiliary will meet Tuesday evening at the home of Mrs. William Wickman in Spencer street.

Mrs. Fred Steitler gave a talk on fire prevention and William Herbst talked on chickens at the last meeting of the Victory 4-H club.

Miss Maxine Watts, associated with Acme Electric & Manufacturing Company, Clyde, has rented Mrs. Philip Martin's house in Holley street.

The annual meeting of the Ladies' Relief Society will be held at the home of Mrs. Saxon B. Gavitt Monday afternoon, March 13, at 3:30 o'clock.

Miss Marian VanDusen attended the Monte Carlo Ballet Russe at Eastman Theatre Monday evening and the Student Prince operetta at the auditorium in Rochester on Tuesday evening.

The On-Duty 4-H Club met at the home of Miss Marilyn Wagner Monday night. The girls are learning to use the sewing machine. The next meeting will be April 3 at the home of Miss Anne Chalupa.

The Women's Missionary Society of St. John's Lutheran Church have postponed their monthly meeting until Thursday evening, March 23. It will be held at the home of Mrs. Elmer Humbert.

Mr. and Mrs. Clayton A. Housel and children of Lyndonville were guests for the weekend of Mrs. Arthur Facer and attended the Gabrielse-Facer wedding Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. John Gabrielse and daughter of Rochester were also guests.

Barney Goebert of Freddie's Auto Supply in Lyons, is in Newark this week in charge of Freddie's Auto Store there, while Freddie is in New York City on business. S. J. Carroll of Newark is in charge of the Lyons store this week.

Miss Anne Collins was the dinner guest of Congressman Dingel of Detroit, Mich., Tuesday in the capital. Other guests of Mr. Dingel were Admiral Conway and Congressman Church. Miss Collins returned home Wednesday after spending several weeks in Miami, where she was engaged in painting a race horse.

The Young Women's Republican Club will meet Thursday evening (tonight) at the home of Mrs. Clifford A. Noble, 23 Lawrence Street. Ernest D. Naylor, candidate for mayor, Morton Reynolds and Fred Reule, candidates for trustees, will be guests of the evening. Mrs. Ishmael Ellwell, chairman of hostesses, will be assisted by Mrs. Raymond Shawley, Mrs. Dwight Munn, Mrs. Harold Lauster and Mrs. James Boeheim.

Paul Taylor accompanied Mrs. Taylor to Albany Sunday. They will return together on Thursday.

Mrs. William Taylor is visiting her daughter, Mrs. Charles Yates, and family at Marion, for two weeks.

Mrs. Pearl Bastion has recovered from her recent illness and returned to work at the Hickok plant.

Mr. and Mrs. George L. Marshall and son Teddy of Jordan called on Mr. and Mrs. Albert Humbert, Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Hutchinson and family, formerly of Wayne Center, are now residing at 604 Madison Street, East Rochester.

Starting out last Friday to solicit for the Red Cross, Mrs. Carl Deuchler of Foster Street, fell in Phelps Street, and broke two bones in her right wrist.

Anthony DeLork, 7 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Santo DeLork underwent an emergency operation for appendicitis at the Barber Hospital Sunday morning.

Pfc. Francis Milliken, Jr. returned to Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., Monday evening after spending a week's furlough with his parents in Cherry Street.

Mrs. Joseph H. Berdel feels sure that Spring is just around the corner. She heard a robin sing about 7:30 Monday morning near her home in Holley Street, but she could not see him.

Mrs. William Van Camp has returned to her home in Catherine Street from Barber Hospital, where she was a patient several weeks.

Democratic men and women of Lyons hold a social gathering Thursday evening at eight o'clock in Red Men's Hall. There will be games and refreshments. No admission charge.

The annual meeting and election of officers of the Missionary Society of the Presbyterian church will be held at the home of Mrs. J. Arthur Hayes on Friday March the 10th at 3:00 p.m.

Miss Betty Exner, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Barry of Clyde, has joined the WAVES and leaves Thursday for Smith College, Northampton, Mass.

Miss Clara Belle Brock fell on the ice getting out of a car at the Hickok plant where she is employed, last Friday, and was badly bruised.

Mrs. Albert Ahrans has been confined to her home in Maple Street with a foot infection caused by a severe burn she sustained when she accidently spilled boiling water on her foot.

Mr. and Mrs. Glen Fletcher of Sodus have purchased the Charles Brandt farm in Sodus Road. Mr. and Mrs. Brandt plan to return to make their home in Phelps Street, Lyons on April 1.

Thad C. Logan spent the week end in New York City with Mrs. Logan who is attending a school of instruction for Metropolitan Life Insurance Company agents. She expects to begin her duties with the company, in Lyons, Monday.

Mrs. Frank Hornbeck will spend the week end in Auburn with her son, Guy and Mrs. Hornbeck. She will also visit her grandson Sgt. Richard Hornbeck and Mrs. Hornbeck, and see her new great grandson, ____, born ___ at Auburn City Hospital. [Note: name and birth date of child omitted here for privacy reasons.]

Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Vitaro celebrated their silver wedding anniversary on March 1st, with a gathering of friends and relatives at their home, 129 Hastings Ave., Buffalo. Mrs. Samuel Trombino was among the guests. Also present were guests from Niagara Falls, Rochester and Utica.

When service men are home on furlough, will parents or relatives please notify the Lyons Republican office, so we can tell their friends about it in the paper. All servicemen home on furlough are cordially invited to call at the Republican office.

Miss Gertrude Roushorn of Gowanda, a former teacher of Lyons High School, was a week end guest of Miss Vivian Henry at the Henry home in Phelps Street. Miss Roushorn is planning to teach Spanish next year at Suffern, New York.

Mrs. Pauline Dunwell Partridge is seriously ill in a San Francisco, Calif., hospital. She is the daughter of the late Supreme Court Judge James W. Dunwell, was born in Lyons and lived here until she was married to Bellamy Partridge. The marriage terminated in divorce in 1926. [Note: Bellamy Partridge wrote several novels based upon his residing in Wayne County.]

The Rev. Albert J. Thomas is resting comfortably in the Barber Hospital.

Mrs. Elizabeth Hosford visited her daughter, Mrs. Robert Harding in Utica last week.

Miss Ella Fee spent the first of the week with Mrs. Leo Burns in Phelps.

Herbert Herron has returned to his duties in the Wayne County clerk's office following an illness of three months duration.

Miss Mary Arnold has closed her house and gone to Rochester to spend a month with Dr. and Mrs. W. I. Dean.

Miss Isabelle Foster will leave Sunday with her cousin, Mrs. John W. Cornell of Palmyra, to spend a month in Sarasota, Fla.

The University Extension Circle will meet next Monday evening March 13 at the home of Miss Talitha Koester in Maple Street. Miss Martha Veeder and Miss Etta Mae Geddes will have charge of the program.

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Giddings and daughter of Rome spent the week end in Lyons with Mrs. Alice H. Brown. While here they made arrangements to remove their furnishings which had been stored here.

Mrs. Gerald Quinn and son David, Mrs. Ethel Arnold of Newark were guests of Mr. and Mrs. James Quinn Sunday. David's ___ [omitted for privacy] birthday was celebrated. His daddy is serving with the U. S. Army somewhere in the South Pacific.

Miss Barbara Eastman and Miss Helen Delaney of Keuka College spent the past week end with Miss Shirley Laudenslayer at the home of her parents in Lyons. Miss Laudenslayer was capped in exercises at Keuka College recently and is now a cadet nurse at Clifton Springs Sanitarium.

A cordial invitation is extended to all service men home on furlough, to "Breakfast at Sardis" to be held in the recreation room of the Presbyterian Church, Friday, March 17, from 12 to 1 o'clock. Joseph H. Berdel asks servicemen to see him for tickets for the breakfast.

Edwin Draper, Jr., former teacher of Lyons Central School, and for the past 21 months a non-commissioned officer in the Navy, was the guest of the Lyons Club Tuesday at luncheon in the Hotel Wayne. Mr. Draper, who is on leave, will report March 20 at Northwestern University, where he will join an officers' candidate school.

{Note: the following is one explanation as to why WWII newspapers such as this one are so hard to come by.]


The girls Alloway 4-H Club had a business meeting last Friday evening at the home of Mrs. Fitchpatrick. They packed a sunshine basket for Sherlene Metcalf and wrote a letter to Betty Vanderwage, who recently moved to Ohio.

The club will have a scrap drive Saturday morning, March 11, and the members request that housewives get their papers ready and they will call for them.


Two outstanding 4-H'ers visited Albany for the State 4-H Capitol day pilgrimage March 6 and 7 as delegates from Wayne County 4-H Clubs.

Edna Goossen, Palmyra, a 6th year member of the East Palmyra Club, and Glenn Chapin, Wolcott, a 9th year member of the North Rose 4-H Club, were the winning delegates.

The Capitol Day trip is a highly educational event as it includes visits to the State Assembly and the Senate in session, to the governor's office and to other state buildings in Albany. This year's event, the 9th annual pilgrimage was a memorable one because the 4-H'ers in a special ceremony presented several pursuit planes to the Army. These were secured as the result of the 4-H'ers selling bond in the 4th War Loan Drive. Each county that sold $75,000 or more of bonds presented a plane in their name.

Edna Goossen has been an outstanding exhibitor at the Palmyra Fair, winning many blue ribbons for her baking and canning exhibits and on her clothing exhibits. She also has been a consistent winner in the 4-H dress revue. Last year at the fair Edna served as 4-H superintendent in the 4-H foods department.

Glenn Chapin's most outstanding honor was winning first prize for the best 4-H vegetable judge in the state and at the State Show and contest held in Utica last January. Glenn is acting as leader for the boys in his club and helping them to become good members. He has been a leading garden member, has conducted demonstrations and has been winning exhibitor at the state shows as well as at Palmyra. Glenn has also been on the county crops judging team and this year led them to second place in the state contest.

Merle C. Cunningham, Sodus, County 4-H Club Agent, accompanied the delegates to Albany.

[Note: the next few entries were printed on the center fold of the paper and had portions chipped away.]

Gerald Abraham, Macedon, was named county 4-H potato champion and awarded the duPont Trophy Cup for that honor at the county potato show held in Williamson. Gerald raised 260 bushels per acre on upland with 206 bushels grading No. 1 or better to win over Edwin Lewis, Walworth, who raised 305 on muck with 2-- bushels on upland grading No. 1. Gerald followed recommended cultural practices, by heavy fertilization, by dusting and spraying to control insects and disease, and by proper cultivation to control weeds.

Edwin Lewis won the sweepstakes ribbon on a plate of Katahdins for the best 4-H exhibit for the 2nd consecutive year. Other blue ribbons winners were: Gerald Abraham, Macedon; Judson Seelye, Wolcott, and Raymond Li_ns, Sodus Center.

The following received red ribbons for their exhibits: Roger Tellier, Marion; Donald Ameele, Claire Bassage, Gordon Bush, Walworth; Richard Schultz, Macedon.

Claire Bassage, Walworth, won first prize on his demonstration, " Gr___ Defects." Gordon Koester, Walworth, received second on his talk " ___ Varieties," and Chalmers Potsf__d, Macedon, won third for his demonstration on "Seed Cutting.

In the potato grading work, Claire Bassage also finished first with a score of 94. Gordon Koester was second and Donald Colvin, Wolcott, was third.

In addition to the above winners the following 4-H'ers attended the show and took part in the 4-H judging and grading school: Willard Koester and Kenyon Marsh, Wolcott; and Lester Bliek, Marion.

A canning clinic and foods school for 4-H leaders will be conducted by Mrs. Barbara Byrne, Albion in Sodus Community House, Wednesday, March 15.

Olive Mayeu, Sodus, an 11th year 4-H member, will present a demonstration, "Notebook Covers."

Miss Marian Winchell, Rose, Wayne County 4-H homemaking assistant, will assist Mrs. Byrne in this countywide 4-H training school.

Miss Iva Mae Gross, assistant state 4-H Club leader, will be special guest at the meeting of the 4-H executive committee which will be held at 8 o'clock in the extension offices Tuesday evening, March 14. Mrs. Henry Lockner, Sodus Center, chairman of the committee, reports that Miss Gross will bring greetings from the state office and will review the State 4-H situation and program.

James G. Case, Sodus, and Kenneth Stone, Clyde, will report on the W. N. Y. 4-H Federation, which meeting they will attend on Monday, March 13.

Other members of the 4-H executive committee are: Mrs. Frank Beneway, Ontario; Mrs. Harold Facer, Lyons; Rhoderick Poray, Williamson; Ernest Nohle, Wolcott; Ralph Wilkinson, Wolcott, supervisor representative, and Marion Johnson, Williamson, president of the county extension association as ex officio member.


[Note: details omitted for privacy, as this is within the last 75 years. Info given includes names of parents and their village of residence, mother's maiden name, name of child, weight, birth date. Refer to Page 2 of original newspaper, available on microfilm.]

Father's last name. Refer to original for mother's.

VALENZA - daughter (in Lyons)
GOULD - daughter (of Savannah)
YONKERS - daughter
GROVE - daughter (of Clyde)
BASTIAN - son (of Rochester)

MARRIAGE ARTICLE for GABRIELSE/FACER, in Lyons, groom in the Army. 10 paragraphs, p. 2.

ENGAGEMENT for STEVENS/PRICE, bride from Rose, groom from Maryland. 1 paragraph on p. 2.



2:00 p.m.

Home of Mrs. Fred Smith
Benefit Lock Berlin WSCS

Text ad for Stuerwalds' furniture store, Newark

Text ad for L.H. Bennett for income tax work, located at 33 Broad St., Baltzel Hotel Building

Text ad for insurance from Elmer E. Wolvin, 10 Memorial Building, Lyons

Text ad for Tiballi & Rapani, plumbers, 62 Canal St. and 56 Franklin St., Lyons

Text ad for Red Cross War Fund. Give at Fox's, the Rexall Drug Store, John E. Fox, Lyons

Text ad for Freddie's Auto Stores, William St. Lyons, and S. Main St., Newark

"Do You Want to See How the Army Takes Care of Your Boy? Visit the Army Show, March 13-25. Fifth Floor of McCurdy's department store in Rochester, sponsored by McCurdy's and Coca Cola Co.

[Note: the following article is at the bottom of page 1 and parts of it were chipped away. Refer to the original issue of this paper, available on microfilm.]


Charles Blank to Observe Anniversary.

Charles Blank will celebrate his 90th birthday Friday, March 10.

He will be entertained at a family dinner at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Grahling, his four daughters and their families attending. Mrs. Grahling, Mrs. George Rodwell, Mrs. Otto Fusz, Mrs. Charles Wilkes of Rochester.

Mr. Blank is enjoying good health and at present is at the home of Mrs. Grahling. He spends much of the reading and greatly enjoys visiting ___ friends who call during the ____.

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