June 5, 1930

Part 1

Formerly Published in Wolcott, N.Y.

Transcribed and Contributed by Diana Niedermeier

The following was transcribed from the Lake Shore News, a now-defunct newspaper published in Wolcott, N.Y. that covered local news about eastern Wayne county. All first and surname spellings are as in the original. There were some large advertisements in this issue; Diana transcribed the smaller ones. Many thanks to Diana Niedermeier for contributing another long newspaper transcription!

Lake Shore News, Thursday, June 5, 1930. Published in Wolcott, N.Y.


The most disastrous and spectacular fire that Wolcott has known in two decades, destroyed the DeZutter block, in Main street, consumed the rear of Sabin's garage, in Mill street and damaged close to a dozen other places, early Monday morning. The loss, in all its phases, may foot up to considerably over $100,000, partially covered by insurance.

At about 5:30 a.m., Mrs. B.G. DeWitt, sleeping in the flat over DeWitt's grocery, next to the DeZutter building, smelled smoke. She aroused her husband, who lost no time in going to investigate. He aroused Mrs. Charles H. Palmer, but no sign of fire could be seen in that quarter.

Meanwhile Mrs. DeWitt had discovered smoke oozing from the rear of the Bush-Robertson Co's. furniture store. She called John B. Robertson on the telephone, and he said he would come down at once, which he did.

About the same time Bert DeWitt saw smoke issuing from between the postoffice and his building and immediately telephoned an alarm to central. The siren was sounded at 5:40 a.m., so not more than 10 minutes was lost between the detection of a smoky odor and the turning in of an alarm.

The hour was a bad one for a prompt response, so the siren was blown again, and finally, one of the fire trucks was driven about the village to arouse people. Water was turned on from the first hose shortly before 4 o'clock.

Meanwhile smoke and then flame burst, through the rear of the DeZutter building, and the spread of the fire was so swift that almost quicker than it could be told the whole interior of the building was blazing. Even earlier Bert DeWitt had hurried to arouse Mr. and Mrs. Fred Seaman and their two children, and found them groping their way, half clad, down the stairway from the flat over the pool-room, almost suffocated.

The DeWitts were forced out by the increasing smoke, taking their canary birds, but forgetting "Peggy," the little Boston terrier, and her infant puppy. After the fire was over, Donald DeWitt went there, expecting to find them smothered, but they were alive. The puppy has since died of pneumonia.

When John B. Robertson reached the scene, coming down as quickly as possible, he found that no one who valued his life would think of attempting to enter the building. It was a swirling mass of flame and smoke from front to rear.

Assistant Postmaster Claude Mitchell reached the postoffice at about the same time. but could not even save the mail-box outside the door, the heat was so intense.

When water was turned on, the pressure was so inadequate that a stream could not be thrown over the top of the two-story building. Presently the heat drove the firemen back, and then it was hardly possible even to spray the front and rear.

When Water Superintendent B.G. Christian was approached about turning pressure into the mains by means of the pump at the pumping-station, he said he dared not do it. If it were done it would blow all of the old house connections, installed when the system was put in 18 years ago, as they were not strong enough to sustain such a pressure.

Fire Chief C.A. Payne saw that something had to be done, or the town would burn down, so he telephoned to North Rose, Clyde, Sodus and Red Creek for help, which was given with great promptitude. North Rose was the first to arrive, followed by Clyde, Sodus and Red Creek.

Three pumpers were located at the millpond. Even with "T" attachments throwing two streams, they had no difficulty in hurling water from Mitchell & VanVleck's shop, in Mill street, clear over the burning building into Main street. The effect was apparent instantly, and when the roof of the DeZutter building finally collapsed, the danger of a further spread of the flames was over.

The arrival of the Red Creek apparatus was also timely, as their hose was urgently needed. Every foot of the Wolcott hose was in use, pouring six streams from the mains; and the Red Creek hose saved the Sabin garage from destruction.

The Palace theater, with fire on two sides, stood up like a rock. There was smoke damage inside, but the concrete walls proved impermeable to the flames. The brick wall that separated the DeWitt building from the postoffice also was a tower of strength and held back the fire. But for its existence the blaze would have licked up two more buildings at least.

The heat was so intense that the plate glass fronts of the buildings across Main street were cracked and ruined, portions of them falling in and all having to be removed. Even the front of Reeves's Market was checked and ruined; and much of the outside woodwork along the street was charred.

Rubbish in the rear of the stores, which very possibly originated the fire, though that can only be guessed at, was a continual source of trouble. It kept blazing up, farther and farther down the gorge, and had to be fought with one or two lines of hose.

Not till 8:30 o'clock was the fight definitely won. By that time the level of the millpond had been lowered 7 1/2 inches; it went down three inches in the first hour. The visitors then went home, with the grateful thanks of the firemen and townspeople, while the local boys cleaned up the odds and ends of the fire.

Though there was little wind, blazing embers fell all over the cemetery, and even endangered Robert Pitt's house, beyond it. Had a brisk wind been blowing, nothing could have stopped the fire.

One of its spectacular features was the blowing up of the films from the Palace theater, which had been mailed, at the postoffice, Saturday night, included the picture, "Free and Easy," belonging to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, an Educatinal(sic) comedy and Fox news. There were two loud blasts, hurling the glass front clear across Main street.

The big safe at the postoffice also shook the street when it collapsed into the cellar, carrying all of the office records and other valuable contents with it. Efforts to recover it from the ruins proved unavailing for several hours, but it was finally fished out and opened just before dark. The sheets of stamps were literally glued together like wallboard. Nothing was destroyed but nearly everything it contained was rendered useless by the heat. Of course, a large quantity of private mail was burned.

Postmaster Dobbin was at Fair Haven, and was summoned from an early breakfast to rush back to Wolcott. He first established the postoffice force in the Engine house, where the morning mails were received and the carriers sent out. Later a shift was made to the Baptist annex. With only 2 cent stamps as stock in trade, shift was made to do business after a fashion, till an inspector could arrive.

John B. Robertson lost not a moment's time in arranging to go into the Grange building with O.C. Davis. He already was using the rear for storing used furniture, which will be carted elsewhere, and replaced with new goods. The wires were kept hot sending out orders. Fortunately the Bush-Robertson undertaking supplies are at the Robertson home, and thus escaped destruction.

Mr. and Mrs. W.C. Cunningham distributed coffee to the workers during the fire, and it was gratefully received by many tired and thirsty souls.

As to the losses, C.M. DeZutter, of Williamson, places his total at $50,000, which is, perhaps, liberal. He carried, with local companies, $10,000 insurance on the building and $2,000 on the postoffice fixtures, which he owned and leased to the government. He certainly sustained a very considerable net loss.

The Bush-Robertson Co's. stock inventoried $20,000, and slightly exceeded inventory in recent volume. They tried to carry full coverage, but will inevitably have a small net loss.

Fred Seaman's loss was total, even to the family clothing, with a small insurance. He is put out of business.

The government, of course, carries no insurance. Even the mail carriers had small individual losses on their supplies, and Postmaster Dobbin had considerable uninsured property burned.

B.G. DeWitt's flat is a wreck; his store scarcely better. His net loss will be somewhere around $6,000. It, perhaps, will cost as much to restore Sabin's garage to usefulness.

John Guelfi's Candy Kitchen and Taylor's Ever Ready restaurant were put out of service by smoke and water. Chares(sic?) H. Hammer figures the loss on his building at $3,000.

Every store as far west as Maurice Buckminster's had smoke damage to the extent of several hundred dollars apiece, as did the Hammer and Charles H. Palmer flats.

Then there was the flat of William Ely and the American Legion post rooms in Mills street. The damage well-nigh total to both. William ***coe (unreadable) also was among the losers, and one of Bort & Gaylord's buildings was damaged.

Across Main street plate glass windows were broken or ruined in Spaulding's barber shop, Nichols's candy store, Foster's Market, Foster's Smart Style shop, the Market Basket, the National Economy and Reeves's Market, besides paint blistered as far down as the Grange building and woodwork charred opposite the fire.

The DeZutter building was erected by G.H. Northup, F.S. Johnson and J.S. Tyrrell in 1895, partially replacing the more pretentious Empire block which ended its brief existence in the disastrous fire of 1883. The site is over the old side gorge of the little Tannery run, now a sewer, and goes down deep. There were four basements or sub-cellars below the ground floor, of little use, and a constant menace. A disastrous fire had long been anticipated there.

ERNEST VANVLECK DIES: Brother of Lawrence Van Vleck, of This Village
and Frank Van Vleck, of Butler

The funeral of Ernest VanVleck was held from the home of his brother, Frank VanVleck, in Butler, three miles south of this village, last Friday, May 30, conducted by the Rev. D.H. Patterson, pastor of the Disciple church at South Butler, just three weeks to a day after that of his brother, Marenus VanVleck. The floral pieces were beautiful. Interment was made on the family plot at Butler Center, where lie his wife, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence VanVleck, Sr. and three brothers.

Mr. VanVleck had been in failing health from a complication of diseases for about two years.

He was born in Butler, August 25, 1857, a son of the late Lawrence and Prudence Ann Hughes VanVleck. With the exception of a few years spent in Idaho and at Sterling Valley, N.Y., he passed his life in Butler.

When a young man, he married Miss Elizabeth Kelley, of New York, a frail girl, who lived only a short time after their marriage.

The deceased was a quiet, agreeable, kind-hearted man and a good neighbor.

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Susan Bullock, of Butler, and Mrs. Emma Pierce, of Oswego, and two brothers, Frank, of Butler, and Lawrence VanVleck, of this village.

CLUB WINS CLOCK: Wolcott Rotarians Tie for First Place with Skaneateles

The Rotary world, or at all events, is 28th district, took notice of Wolcott at the Montreal convention last week, when the local club tied for first place for increased membership and attendance during May with the Skaneateles club. A handsome and expensive leather-covered clock, with an attachment guaranteed to choke off tiresome spakers(sic), had been promised to the club having the highest percentage. As Skaneateles and Wolcott tied, each with five 100 per cent, meeting and a membership increase of approximately 10 per cent., and as the clock could not be sawed in two without impairing its usefulness, the officials awarded a clock to both clubs.

President-elect William H. Paddock, Past-president George C. Stevens, Prof. Walter W. Fisk, Floyd C. Conklin and Dr. D.F. Oyer were present to show what Wolcott Rotarians look like; and after sizing them up, it was unanimously agreed that the club certainly deserved a clock, irrespective of its attendance or membership-increase records.

GEORGE HARPER: Well-Known North Rose Citizen Dies, Monday Night

George Harper, a well-known and long-time resident of North Rose, father of William and Chauncey Harper, of Wolcott, died at his home, Monday night, after a long illness, aged 68 years.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary Moore Harper; four daughters, Mrs. Roy Jones of Rochester; Mrs. Leon VanVleck and Mrs. Mae Shear, of Wolcott, and Miss Mildred Harper, of North Rose; and five sons, George Harper, of Sodus; William and Chauncey Harper, of Wolcott; and Chelsea and Marvin Harper, of North Rose, beside 25 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be held this (Thursday) afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, from the house, the Rev, Mr. Jacques officiating. Interment will be made in the Rose cemetery.

CRASHES INTO TREE: Leon Purdy Falls Asleep and is Painfully Injured

Leon Purdy, son of Frank Purdy, of Savannah, who has been in the employ of Manville Dobbin, of Butler; for the past year and a half met with an accident last Thursday morning that might well have been fatal. He was returning from the south to the Dobbin home at 2 a.m., driving his Essex coach, when he crashed into an apple tree by the roadside, about 200 yards south of the house.

It is presumed that he fell asleep, for he has no recollection of the accident. The car must have left the road after coming down the short hill south of the Dobbin place.

Half of the steering gear was cut off, the top was torn from the car, and Purdy was thrown over into the rear seat, where he lay, unconscious and bleeding, for three hours. He finally regained consciousness at 5 a.m., and made his way to the house, when Dr. Houston was at once summoned.

There were bad cuts in his head and left arm; and minor injuries all over his body; but he is rapidly recovering. The car also would run, though it will have to be provided with a new top.

WOLCOTT FIELD DAY: Children Have Enjoyable Time at Boston's Despite Cold

Last Thursday, May 29, the rural schools of the town of Wolcott held their annual field day at Boston's picnic grounds. Although it was a very cold day abut 250 children and their parents were present.

At 11:30 a.m., under the supervision of Mrs. Ida E. Cosad, the spelling contest took place. The words were pronounced by Mrs. Madge Perkins, of Red Creek. There were 13 contestants. The winners were Vera Hall, first, and Carol Hollands, second, both pupils of district No. 12.

By noon everyone was ready to do justice to the bountiful dinner, which was served in the pavilion

The next attraction was the grab bag which the children greatly enjoyed.

The sports, under the supervision of Mrs. Flossie Kellogg and Miss Betty Wilmoth, caused a lively contest for the possession of the school banner for the coming year. This also was won by district No. 12, Mrs. Alice Payne, teacher.

At a late hour all departed, having greatly enjoyed the day in spite of the cold.

MEMORIAL SERVICES: Cold Weather Mars Attendance at the Local Cemeteries

Attorney Dan J. Kelly, of Syracuse, a World-war veteran, delivered an excellent discourse at Glenside cemetery last Friday afternoon, and the talk of Rev. William T. Ivey, at Huron Evergreen cemetery in the morning of Memorial day, was also highly commended.

The weather was very cold and unfavorable, reducing the attendance at both services. Glenside presented a beautiful appearance with its trimly-mowed grass, fresh flowers and flags, but the cold called for overcoats and furs.

MARTVILLE NEWS: Personal Items About Various Residents of the Neighborhood

Frank Tavener is spending several days in Auburn and Cayuga.

Mrs. Effle Palmer and Mrs. Simmons and son, of Skaneateles, and John Palmer, of New Foundland, called on Loren Nicolls, Tuesday.

Mr. and Mrs. Rock and Mrs. Mary Salisbury, of Fulton, called on Mrs. Will Lewis, Friday.

Asa Lee, of West Butler, called on Ed Parsons and Loren Nicolls, Friday.

Melvin Kranz broke his right arm recently.

Loren Nicolls has a new Essex sedan.

Mrs. Daisy Rice, of Sennett; Mrs. Ralph Titus, of Ensenore and Hiram Nicolls were dinner guests of Loren Nicolls, Friday.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bogart and daughters, of Auburn, spent Friday with Mrs. Net Parsons.

Mrs. Frances Dashnau and little daughter, Jane are both ill of colds.

Mr. and Mrs. Loren Nicolls and daughter and Frank Tavener were at Ira Hill, Tuesday night.

Miss Pauline Nicolls called on her parents Mr. and Mrs. Loren Nicolls, Friday.

Charles Bogart and family and Mrs. Net Parsons and son were at Red Creek Friday.

Raymond Bickley is ill.

Mr. and Mrs. Loren Nicolls and daughter, Marian, spent Sunday evening at Onionville with Ray and Roy Teachout.

Harry Smith, Raymond Bickley and Edson S. Parsons were in Hannibal, Sunday morning.


From the Lake shore News of June 3, 1875:

Stults & Weldon have formed a partnership in the masonry business, which is booming in Wolcott. They have contracts for five foundation walls and three superstructures.

Hiram Sibley, of Rochester, has just purchased Howland's island, near Savannah, at a mortgage fore-closure sale, for $120,000, at the rate of $30 and acre. He plans to use it for the growth of nursery stock.

Dr. Lloyd C. Jones, of Ontario, a native of Wolcott, is reported to be considering moving his dental offices to Wolcott.

S.H. Hinds, of South Butler, having built the grist mill at that place, destroyed by fire early in the spring, is not doing business again,but the grateful people of the vicinity are to give him a donation party on the 17th inst.

A Grand Army post was organized on May 2, at the law office of Col. Anson S. Wood, to be known as Col. William Dutton post. (The name subsequently was changed to Keeslar post.)

H.L. Vanderburg and Mrs. D.G. Smith were married by Elder Draper, in Wolcott, May 2.


Number of Visitors in Town Over Memorial Day

Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Wing spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Guy Chaddock, of Irondequoit.

Eunice Parker spent Friday with Beatrice and Kathryn Washburn.

Mrs. Carrie Mogg and daughter, Mrs. Laura Ladd, of Euclid, called on Mrs. S.R. Henderson, Thursday.

Mrs. Addie Armstrong spent Tuesday evening with Lillian and Grace Searle, of South Butler.

Mr. and Mrs. Guy Washburn spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lawrence, of Palmyra. Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Washburn, who accompanied them, remained in Palmyra to visit their daughter.

Mrs. Arthur Dustman, Mrs. James Whalen and Mrs. Edward Pierson were in Lyons, Thursday evening.

Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Crisler and Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Chatterson, of Rose, called at Timothy Manning's Sunday.

Mrs. Frank Harper and Mrs. James Wing shopped in Clyde, Monday afternoon.

Mrs. Albert Chapman, of Syracuse, spent part of last week with her mother, Mrs. A.C. Wing.

Mr. and Mrs. Edward Gary, of Newark, and Mrs. Frost Fitch, of Wolcott, were callers at Edward Pierson's Friday.

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Flatt and daughter, of Williamson, called on Walter White, Sunday.

Mrs. Clifford Washburn is spending part of the week with Mrs. Frank Washburn, at LeRoy's island.

Mrs. F.H. Everhart has been called to Boston by the illness of her sister in a hospital there.

Mr. and Mrs. John Donahue, of Savannah, were callers at Timothy Manning's, Sunday.

Mrs. A.C. Wing and daughter, Mrs. Chapman, spent Memorial day with Mrs. Eakins, of South Butler.

Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Struber, of Rochester, called on Mrs. Edward Pierson and at George Loveless's, Sunday.

Mrs. Elizabeth Young and daughter, May, and William Young, of Clyde, spent Sunday evening at Timothy Manning's.

Dorothy Chaddock returned home, Sunday, after spending the week-end with her aunt, Mrs. Hugh Wing.

W.C.T.U. to Elect Offivers at Meeting June 10

The W.C.T.U. will hold a white ribbon tea in the young people's room of the M.E. church, June 10, at 3 p.m. The topic will be "The Message of Flowers," and the leader, Miss Eva Chaddock. It is desired that all bring flowers to be distributed to the sick and shut-ins.

The election of officers also will take place at this time. There will be a picnic supper and each member is requested to bring sandwiches and one other article of food.


At a meeting of the Philathea class, Monday evening, the following officers were elected for the coming year: President, Mildred Woods; vice-presidents, Myrta DeKing and Henrietta Miller; secretary and treasurer, Nelle Fosmire; flower committee, Effie Morgenthaler; program committee, Hazel Doolittle; reporter, Martha Walker.

SOUTH BUTLER ITEMS: Charles T. Ennis Delivers Memorial Day
Address--Many Visitors Appear in Town

Mrs. Howard Monroe and Mrs. B.M. Satterlee of Niagara Falls, were week-end guests of Emil Monroe.

Rev. John Redder and family were guests of Mr. and Mrs. George Wilson a few days of last week.

Orson Porter and wife and his sister and daughter were at the homes of Frank Kasson and the Misses Searle, Sunday.

Dr. and Mrs. Garry Mount, of Rochester; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Leech and daughter, Janet, of Syracuse, and Vernon Bowler, of Savannah, were callers at Clarence Fowler's, Friday evening.

Mr. and Mrs. A.J. Hunt and Mr. and Mrs. James Fenton and children were callers at Percy Fry's last Friday evening.

Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Reed and family were callers at Savannah, Sunday.

Mrs. Stella Alkins, of Navarino, was home at Percy Fry's for the week-end.

Mr. and Mrs. Percy Fry were in Williamson, Saturday.

Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Waterman of New York City, were guests of their son, Kendrick Waterman, and family over the week-end.

Memorial day was observed with a very appropriate program, in charge of George Wilson, at the Disciple church. Charles T. Ennis, of Lyons, gave a very interesting address.

FAIR HAVEN: Death of H.J. Bennett Deplored by Many Friends

Rev. A.T. Clark has returned from his vacation and occupied his pulpit last Sunday, after an absence of four weeks. Mrs. Clark and the children will follow later.

Prof. E.N. Pattee and wife, of Syracuse, were at their summer home here over the week-end.

Mr. and Mrs. Well Bennett, of Ann Arbor, Mich. were called here the first of the week by the sudden death of the former's father, H.J. Bennett, which occurred Sunday morning, from heart disease. Mr. Bennett did the chores at the barn and ate his breakfast, after which the attack came on and he died before medical aid could reach him. He was a very highly respected citizen, friend and neighbor. His age was 73 years. He leaves a widow, the son mentioned and two daughters, Mrs. Meric Phillips, of this place, and Mrs. John D. Andrews, of Savannah; also nine grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. George Robertson, of Red Creek and one brother, Henry Bennett, of Auburn. The funeral was held from his late home, Wednesday at 2 p.m., conducted by his pastor, Rev. A.T. Clark. He had been an elder in the Presbyterian church for a great many years, from which body he will be sadly missed. Interment was made in the family plot at Ford's cemetery beside his first wife, who died many years ago.

Merton Mixer spent Sunday with friends at South West Oswego.

Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Scott are visiting the latter's brother, in Horseheads, N.Y.

The M.C. Turner estate are building the wall for the new house they will erect on the farm in place of the one recently burned.

RED CREEK JOTTINGS: Winterkorn-Bassett Wedding Solemnized, Monday
Morning--Dairymen's League Hold Meeting

The Marriage of Miss Helen Bassett, of this place and Francis Winterkorn, of Rochester, took place at St. Thomas's church at 9 a.m., Monday, when Rev. Father Bell celebrated a nuptial mass. They were attended by Miss Mary Bassett, sister of the bride, and Gerald Winterkorn, brother of the groom. The bride wore a pink gown with hat to match and the bridesmaid was dressed in pale green. After the ceremony a reception was held at the home of the bride's parents. The happy couple will reside in Rochester.

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Rowe entertained friends and relatives from Buffalo, Rochester and Branchville, Sunday.

Miss Clarabelle Spurr spent the week-end at Sydney.

Mrs. Maude Pittroff and daughter, Madge, of Ira, were visitors in town, Saturday.

Mrs. Maude Terwilliger, accompanied by Mrs. Belle Spurr and daughter, Frances, visited Louise Stewart at the Lee Memorial hospital in Fulton, Saturday.

Mr. and Mrs. Herman Klege, of Syracuse, spent the week-end at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Kelege.

Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Pringle have moved into the Chan. Ashley house on South street.

Miss Hazel Blaisdell, who recently graduated from the Syracuse Business school, is spending a few weeks at home.

The monthly meeting of the Philathea class of the M.E. church will be held at the home of Mrs. Thomas Rowe on Friday evening of this week.

Mr. and Mrs. W.G. Phippin spent several days of last week as guests of their son, Donald, at Hartford, Conn.

Mr. and Mrs. Irving Phelps and Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Tanner have been visiting the former's daughter, Mrs. Floyd Clark, at Cleveland, O., recently.

Nelson Foster was recently given a surprise party by a crowd of friends and relatives, in honor of his birthday. Many were present from Ira and Bethel.

The last meeting of the season of the Ladies Literary society will be held on June 9 at the home of Mrs. Ralph Kellogg.

RICE'S MILL: Memorial Day Services Marred Only by Cold Weather

Visitors from out-of-town here Memorial day included Christine Fowler, of Batavia; Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Shortsleeve, William Gilfilian and Mr. and Mrs. C.W. Day, of Rochester; A.U. Vought, of Savannah, and R.H. Cole, of North Rose.

The address of Rev. William T. Ivey at the cemetery, at 10:30 a.m., was listened to with marked attention and was one of the best in several years. The graves of the soldiers were decorated by the Legion boys. There are now in Evergreen cemetey(sic) a number of unmarked graves of old veterans. This matter should be taken up with the Federal officials and markers secured.

Miss Eleanor Dowd, of Philadelphia, was a recent visitor in this section.

At the Huron school field meeting and picnic held in Grange hall last week, the first prize of $3 in the spelling contest was won by Alma Bloomingdale, the second prize $2, being awarded to Dorothy Pettit. Both are pupils from district No. 10.

Beatrice Scott is seriously ill of the grip.

Dogs killed two sheep for Roland Weager and injured several others, last Friday.

WEST BUTLER: Seward Loveless Goes to Visit Daughter in Fairport

Mr. and Mrs. Will Moore and son, Rolland, of Rochester, spent the week-end with F.H. Calkins.

Mr. and Mrs. Irving Green and daughter, Clementine, of Syracuse, called at Bert Douglass's Memorial day.

Mrs. Vina Tarr, after keeping house for Seward Loveless for nearly a year, has returned to her home in New Jersey.

Mr. and Mrs. Jake VanHoute and little daughter, Carolyn, of Fairport, visited Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Loveless and other friends here, Sunday.

Seward Loveless is spending a few days with his daughter, Mrs. Jacob VanHoute, at Fairport.


The mid-week service has been discontinued for the remainder of the summer.

Friday night, Rev. Mr. Ivey's class will hold an out-door roast at Boston's on the East Port Bay road. Please get in touch with Herman Wright or Doc. Bidwell for further particulars.


The Children's day program will be given Sunday morning. The children will meet in the class rooms promptly at 10:30, while the adults go to their service in the auditorium. After a short worship period the children will march in and give the following program:

RECITATIONS: "Greeting"...Mildred Doty; "Our Own Glad Day"...Edwin Sant; "Summer"...Stanton Colvin; Solo...Ruth Thalman;

RECITATIONS: "June Rose"...Arlene Bovee; "June"...Leslie Doty; "My Gift"...Miriam Doty; "What I Can Do?"...Esther Jean Luffman; "Children's Day the Best"...Walter Woods; Selection...Choir

RECITATIONS: "Grown Up Children...Billy Woods; "All Around the Year"...Clarence Vincent; "Children's Day"...Dorothy Johnson; "How One Class Grew"...Pauline Woods; "A Secret"...Betty Kline; Song...Intermediate girls

RECITATIONS: "The Goldenest of Mornings"...:Lawrence Hall; "Nature's Lesson"...Donald Johnson; "Little Sunbeams"...Rowena Mason and Joyce Doolittle; "Let Us be Glad"...Dorothea Woods; "Life Is Like a Looking Glass"...Edwin McQueen; Exercise, "God is Love"...Junior boys; Selection...Choir.

The boys and girls of the Primary and Junior departments will then render a worship program of song, scripture and prayer.

Parents will greatly assist by having the children at the church promptly at 10:30.

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