23 Nov 1951

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23 Nov 1951 - He m " r G , mi « rall °" ot ' 2 Oneontaii...
He m " r G , mi « rall °" ot ' 2 Oneontaii Aids DPs To Start Life Aneiv By DOLLY DeVITO Star Staff Writer "I did not want them to jiay where they were.. . . " . Thus, limply, 'docs an Oneonta man, who by Christmas time will have sponsored the immigration of 12 DPs into this country, suni up his untiring and unselfish efforts efforts which began in 1947"- Michael Michael Seider, 21 Grand' SI., would smile if anyone called him · ·"modern-day Good Samaritan." But, a little over a year ago,' he. arranged for his brother and aisfer-ln-law, now living In New .Jeraey, to enter tlie United Stales. And, a 52-year-old Yugoslav nr »ntf hi« family, who ence postemed nothing but the elothei ' en their backs, have lami new hope ... . new vllal- .ily . . . new courage to face life, through Mr. S elder. Now living at 2% Harmon Ave., after six yeari in an Austrian displaced displaced persons camp : are 'Pau' Knebl, a cousin of Mr. Seider, his wife, Juliauna, .their son-in-law and daughter, Joseph and Jull- anna Missbrlerher, and two grandchildren! Ingrid .Schneider, - Michael ^ ider who by ch TM"""= "me will have arrang- Into this country, Is hown above, standing, will, (our ot his ^,? 0 ?^^/ 1 '' 111 ^ 6111 h ° lding hls W"^*TM. Helmut Mlssbriemer Ingrid Schneider, another grandchild. (Star Staff Pholo) 10," 18 months. ler four docked October 20. Expected Expected to Helmut Missbriemer, Mr. and Mrs. Knebl arrived in thli city the latter part of September. September. The ship carrying the lat- in Boston on ._ arrive before Christmas are anollier Knebl's 1 son-in-law and daughter, Matthias Matthias and F.mma Frohlich; their son, Willie, six-months-old, ancf Rosie' Frohlich, m o t h e r of Matlhiasl Although none of his protegees speaks or understands English, Mr. Seider, who has placed three of.his charges (Mr. Knehl and Mr. and Mrs. Missbriemer are employed employed by the Oneonta Hotel), was confidcnt--of his success in finding fork for the others. "If I can't f i n d them jobs, I will buy them a farm," he said., adding sadly, "they were good farmers In the old country." Thence unraveled a story.of R flight for life, fold by the two Knebls in rapid German 'and translated by Mr. Seider. According to him, the Knebls THtY STARVED TO DEATH -- Shown. sealed, above, are the parents of Mrs. Juliana Knebl, Yugoslavian UP row living In Oneonta, who refused to leave when Communists invaded .their homeland. They were put into a camp, and within three months, starved to death. Also shown Is a sister of Mrs. Knebl, who died before the Russian regime. In Mrs. Knebl. 'Her parents loved their homeland. They rt- fused to. leave. The Commies put them in a concentration camp. .Within three months they starved to death." · . He smiled .apologetically.'. "I could tell you much more . . so could they. Maybe later we can. But now, you see, we have relatives relatives still overseas." "I wanted him (Mr. Knebl) lo come with me when I left Yugoslavia in 19?l. But . he wouldn't. If he had, he would not have', had it so ,bad. Who knows, though, ,we might have a war here tomorrow?" "Do they like it here?" Mr, Seider flashed a. broad smile. 'It Is much, much icre than where Certainly they do." better over .they were. Young Men's Club Is Organized III Sixth Ward Johri.Cimko has" been: elected president of the newly-organized Sixth .Ward Young Men's Club, which met at Joe and Mary's Beslaurant with 20 present. , Also named were: Ani Colone vice president; Albert · Colone secretary; William Hughes, treasurer, treasurer, and John Usten, serjeant- at-arms. Five were appointed to serve r a membership committee by .ly president. They were: Jacob Halter, c h a i r m a n . A Otello, Thomas Foli, Patsy Maslro and Alfred Scorzafava and their family owned n prosper-j chia us farm In the village of Meletia mut_ 'Of course," he admitted, "ll _ hard . for them. They are lonely and can talk to only a few." He gestured toward Mr. Knebl. "He is 52. It Is not easy to build a new life at 52." "I . am satisfied with them, (hough. ' They are trying hard," and he proudly, gazed at Mr. and Mrs. Kneb] sitting nuielly. Ingrid, in the green and white of St. Mary's Paro- School and little Hel_ Hel_ playing on the floor. In Balega, Yugoslavia. They re-i The others were working.- '- f ained their home through Iwoj Al this point,. Mr, Knebl en- oppressions, the Hungarians in 1941 and the Germans in 1943. Ihusiastically displayed treasured pictures of his farm in the old -..-- »..*........, *.i ij-, u . i^j^m,,^ ui ma larm in me old Then in 1944, the Russian in- country. With pride he pointed vasion began making the other two miserably tame by comparison. Tn the village . where the Knebls lived, as in (he rest of their country, the Communists Issued an ultimatum--"get out or stay Those who stay. . . die." Fearing for · Iheir lives, "the Knebls along wilh many olhero of Ihcir countrymen, fled with nothing but the clothes they were wearing and what few possessions possessions they could carry. out the handsome gate bordering the well-kept house, and the roses which grew alongside. His eyes, though they were .sad. did notihave a defeated expression. expression. Happy arid cherished I memories, hand In hand with the ' anticipation of a new and good life, gleamed there Instead. After a year of traveling, they arrived in the British Zone of Auslria, and were placed in a DP camp. "How did they get to Austria?" Austria?" Mr. Seider shrugged his shoulders. "Who knows? By fool, maybe horse and buggy once In a while. It wasn'f easy. But the ones who · stayed had it much worse." "In what way?" He !poinled held the next meeting, to hi at 7:30 Sunday, the program program committee, comprised of John Utsen, chairman. Joseph 3iFiore, Stephen Banias, Alex Rohacevich and Domenick Dewan, Dewan, will present ideas for social events to the club. Purposes of the club are threeold: threeold: To promote good will and nlerest in civic affairs; to promote promote good fellowship and lo pro- mole good citizenship. fore held" jury Crumley and the his bed 23, home only denied Linde York after under jury defense a te York *on. x maintaining wife's pay an the Trom held, New In In such some a ors no case missed. lave degree ord, jroken ion Wiliam Deposit rid both The Peace vas ion ay. Wouldn't she like an ELGIN? Take?! To Hospital Thomas Burke, 80, of 13 Walling Ave., Is in Fox Hospital, Hospital, where he waa taken by city ambulance after becoming ill al 11 a. m. Wednesday in Street store. WEATHERttPOItl Forecast- for today is cloudy with o c c a s i o n a l light rain. Thanksgiving Day temperatures ranged from an early morning

Clipped from The Oneonta Star23 Nov 1951, FriPage 5

The Oneonta Star (Oneonta, New York)23 Nov 1951, FriPage 5
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