Egbert & Arts Accident
cited Main East it with sector. line now Ward in H i s t o r y Itevivod it Ward people." "But this idea the a of and the at unknown and unrecorded about (he SPECTATORS S U R V E Y damage to i9l7 car which smacked p h o n e - u t i l i t front of 180 River SI, last night a n d - s p u n around on the lawn. The car's hurl, and driver arrested on a drunken driving charge. (Star S t a f f Photo). Chinese Wall Once Called 'John Haggerty's Folly 9 "Yes," said 91 -year-old Â· Charles H. Bowilish, "1 remember remember .well when (he 'Chinese Wall' was built. They laughed at it and called it 'John Haggerty's Folly' be cause it cost over ?7,000." -Mr. -Mr. Bowdish.of 39 Ford Ave., h a d ' r e n d lhe article in The Sim- last Monday, which stated t h a t ] Oneonl.Vs "Chinese Wall" along 1 Arrested, 2 Summoned In Crashes a Chestnut Street has something in common willi the real Chinese Chinese Wall since there is much spec^al Mem- E. both. W h a l the minutes of the village board did not tell Mr. . Bowdish supplied from mem- 1 ory, for he was a young man when Ihe wall was completed in ISflO. "John Haggerly was the contractor," contractor," Mr. Bpwrllsh said, "and he also was a 'lawyer. When he started m a k i n g the f i l l in t h a t low part of Chestnut Street people said it wouldn't be any good. PEOPLE SKEPTICAL "They said it wouldn't stand through the winter. There was I q u i t e a lot of objection s t i r r e d I up, because people thought it wns costing loo much." said: . as . , . . , , , ! _ . , should Â«Â°1'Â« "'en then d.dn I think . ll wo " lfi h o l d ' They 5(l " vu \~ people '"""I if as "John Haegcrly s Is i 7,00(1 Folly." Bui after K years not i it doesn't seem lo be such a Ihe entire ! folly." any I Mr. Bowdish said a trustee was N n t h a n Brigfis Roscne C. Brigps, and the | t h a t Mr. Briggs, being a man for The v i l l a g e m i n u t e s reveal l h a t gravel was dumped onto the roadway at 75 cents a "perch," the latter being a measurement of stone e q u a l to 2,220 pounds, or roughly a ton. "I was trustee on the village hoard snmclime n f l e r Ihe wall and fill were finished, and fellow being of the consideration: geo- of vision, wanted lo r e c l a i m the swamp below Ihe h i i i l l - u p wall, so houses could be erected on it. CITY BUYS SWAMP "So the city bought Hie Drivers A Praised For Records A telephone hookup this week carried c o n g r a t u l a t o r y messages to upstate supply forces ot the New York Telephone Co. in Oneonia and six other cities. , Via special communications setups, 13(1 supply men galher- ed in Oneonta, Syracuse, B u f - falo, Massena, Albany, Kingston Kingston and Plallsburgh lo hear the good news. Loudspeakers in Ihe offices "f company supply ' points in Albany Albany Syracuse and Buffalo, and i n d i v i d u a l phones in the other cities including Oneonia, were connccled lo a giant "conference "conference circuit" for the slate- wide honkup. Congratulations were exlen- dcd s i m u l t a n e o u s l y to more than 3ft drivers for a halt-million miles of a c c i d e n t - f r e e d r i v i n g upstate in the past eighl months. SAFETY R E C O R D L A U D E D Oneraline in all k i n d s of wealher, both day and n i g h t , Ihe drivers wheeled Iractnr- trailer trunks and supply vans along nOn.finfl miles of highways durmÂ» Ihe year lo the various upstate company supply points, w i t h o u t mishap.\ D. F. Farce, company manager manager for Oneonta, called this s n f e - d r i v i n g record "a source of deep personal satisfaction to lhe drivers and a credit to the company.' 1 The m a s t e r of ceremonies for t h e trans-slate hor,k-up, D. F. Rork, upstate s u p e r i n t e n d e n t of supplies, spoke f r o m Syracuse. He. introduced J. S. Forsylh, general plant fac:l ; !!-s supor- City police arrested one man . and summoned two others last ' | n i g h t as the r e s dents which occurred w i t h i h a l f - h o u r of each other. man was hospitalized. .One of the crashes snapped [ t e l e p h o n e - u t i l i t y of the Orton D. Gile residence, ' 186 River St., threatening a powe/-communicalions blackout a c c swamp for about 600 feel along v ;,: Orr r , nf j R. w. Scoi'icld, gen- the wall . . . but. the cost was j cra] p 1 a n ( manager, who spoke S:WJ. Th.cn Ihev began d u m p - j f r o m Albany, ing i n t o it lo f i l l 'it un. People ' emptied their ashes there and all sorts of things. "Then some people hollered because garbage was dumped and the sarbpgc attracted rats. So lhc- q u i t (he whole thins: Mr. Forsylh congratulated Ihe drivers on their "excellent d r i v v i n g record.' 1 w h i l e Mr. Scofield urged continuous safety practices practices "so t h a t you may go on to a m i l l i o n miles of safe d r i v i n g in The months ahead," Union In lhat accident, Egbert Smith, 51, Oneonta RD 3, was a d m i t t e d to Fox Hospital cuts and bruises of the face head. His head went though the windshield of his car. BLOOD TEST Police said t h a t A r t h Comino, 39, of 20 Gilbert St., was tile driver. Dr.'Fisk Brooks gave him a blood test and he was iodgerl overnight in cily j a i l , lo face charges of d d r i v i n g and driving w i cense. In the other crash, police said lhal cars d r i v e n hy V Bailey, S3, ot 43 Fairvieiv SI., and James Kaogh, 2fl, of Ifl C l St., w e r e , involved in a collision about fl p. 'm. near the Fairview Strcet-Watklns Avenue intersection: Bailey was given a summons, to appear in City Court today, on a charge of d r i v i n g a license. Police said his license expired in September, last year* The R i v e r Slreet crash, 0:30 p. m., a t t r a c t e d a crowd. Police said the car n rowly missed an a u t o and across Ihe road, slammed i n the c o m b i n a t i o n around on the Gile lawn. Mr. and Mrs. Gile said the noise sounded l i k e a f l a but when they looked out (he window, "w.o got f i n i t e a The pole was moved aboul four h u n g half- feel from its base and a 45-dcgrce a n g l e on inch wire cable above the street. POIJCR A L E R T E D Â· Police earlier had been alert- er! lo f i n d C o m i n o Velmore Harvey, 195 River St., ce Ihe tion lo drive. S m i l h , h o s p i t a l i issued a summons on a charge p e r m i t l i n g an unlicensed stor lo d r i v e his car. P a t r o l m a n Floyd S Paul Wenck investigated Ihe River Street crash and P a t r man John E h r i n g policed Fairview a c c i d e n t .