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Rochester, New York
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Friday, March 6, 1959
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Martinon Scores as Conductor By HARVEY SOLTHGATE J,EST ROCHESTER Philharmonic audiences think they have "seen everything" in the line of guest conductors in the last two or three seasons, last night's concert at the Eastman brought a distinctive new figure who gave a decided fillip to the waning season. Jean Martinon, eminent French born conductor, came as a stranger to Rochester but served notice almost at the first note of the concert that here is another of the arresting, distinctive leaders who will rate high in the city's score book of guest artists. In a program drawn entirely from French composers, Mr. Martinon proved himself a tone painter of extraordinary sensitivity and power. Perhaps it takes the French to interpret the French. At any rate we heard last night performances that brought new illumination to music that for the most part is a thing of subtle colors, delicate poesy and elusive charm. The conductor knew what he was about every minute, and he seemed to impart to the orchestra his own feeling for the unusual by adding its applause to that of the audience a tribute that not every conductor wins. SELDOM HEARD curtain 1 raiser by the eighteenth century composer Rameau got things off to an engrossing start. This was the overture to the opera "Dardanus," a work once popular, " now largely forgotten. The music played last night was more in the nature of a suite than an overture, for it had various sections, separated by pauses, but all held together by the melodic flow and the graceful rhythms characteristic of the period in which it was written. Rameau was one of the innovators in orchestration. It was interesting to hear this charming work. The Symphony in C Major by George Bizet has been so eclipsed by the composer's more popular works (particularly "Carmen") that one does not hear it often. Those who have a slight acquaintance with it usually think of it as a second rate affair. Last night played with the right velocity of tempo and the brisk, sharply cut phrases, it sounded like a new captivating work. It has many delightful themes, reminding of the composer's later music, original effects in oboes and flutes that remind of Berlioz, and with all a melodiousness and gaiety that make it, if not a Beethoven or a Brahms, at least something worth hearing again. jt THE LATTER part of the program was devoted to the two modern French impressionists, Ravel and Debussy, and here Mr. Martinon seemed in his most congenial medium. Five parts of the inimitable Ravel "Mother Goose Suite" brought out all. of the gentleness and airy beauty of music that, although dealing with childish fancies, is for all ages. Mr. Martinon got lovely effects, including an exquisite soft tone, from the orchestra. The three symphonic sketches from Debussy's "La Mer," which closed the program, seemed to this writer the most compelling interpretation of this mystic, delicately tinted, majestic music which he has heard. Debussy was dealing, of course, purely with impressions of the sea, of waves and winds and nature's voices. Mr. Martinon brought these impressions close to the listener. At the end there was long applause for conductor and for individuals in the orchestra. Hanson Heads For Concert In South f)R. HOWARD Hanson is off today for New Orleans, where he will hear the premiere of his newest composition, "Seascape," played by the New Orleans Orchestra. The composer will conduct the performance, scheduled for Tuesday evening. Alexander, Hilsberg, the regular conductor, will conduct the remainder of the program. The new work, suggested by the sea view from Dr. Hanson's cottage in Maine, was written at the request of Edward Benjamin, New Orleans business man and music patron, who annually awards a prize for the best composition of a restful na-ture b an Eastman School student Benjamin came to Rochester for the first time last spring to hear the 1958 compositions. This was the first meeting between Benjamin and Dr. Hanson. In New Orleans, Dr. and Mrs. Hanson will be entertained by the Benjamins. They will also be greeted by Jack Dailey, former executive secretary of the Civic Music Assn., now business manager of the New Orleans orchestra. THE GIRLS II - VM 1 "You don't seem to care whether you ever get that noisy rattle fixed I SAY YOU DON'T SEEM TO CARE" Burned-Out Knitting Mill To Rebuild in Seneca Falls Seneca Knitting Mills Inc., whose mills were destroyed in a 2Vz million dollar fire in Sen eca Falls late in January, will build a one-story manufactur ing plant on the Souhan farm in the Lake Road, a quarter of a mile east of Seneca Falls. The new building for the manufacture of sport and dress socks for men and women will have 120,000 square -meet and cost a million dollars. Seneca county Assemblyman Francis J. Souhan, vice president of the textile plant and father of the concern's president, was born and brought up on the site of the proposed plant. The new building may be ready by summer or fail, a spokesman said. The concern has been operating in temporary quarters. Church Group Endorses Race Track Vote The State Council of Churches yesterday endorsed a bill to re quire two-thirds approval in a referendum of any new license for thoroughbred or harness McElroy to Leave Top Defense Post WASHINGTON. March SUP) Secretary of Defense Neil McElroy said today he plans to leave his Dost "toward the end of this year" unless President Eisen hower feels that world conditions are such that he should stay. McElroy, who succeeded Charles E. Wilson as Pentagon chief in the fall of 1957 told questioners at a news conference today that there were personal reasons in addition to financial factors involved in his decision to return to private life. He said that he had told President Eisenhower of these reasons when he accepted the cabinet post and had then explained that he would want to be relieved before the end of the present administration. McElroy said that he would remain on the job-throughout the current session of Congress and that he would take part in "setting up the principles" of the defense budget that will be submitted to Congress next January. Charlotte Band Plays Tonight The Charlotte High School concert band will be heard in concert tonight at 8 in the high school auditorium. William D. Gaver is band director. A feature will be a percussion ensemble consisting of Michael Carnahan, Norman LaFave, Jack Laird, David Oyer, John Schifaro, Anthony Pecoraro and Christopher Pape. Other numbers will be "Come Sweet Death" by Bach; a Suite of Old American Dances by Robert Russell Bennett; Athletic Festival March by Prokofieff; a Beguine by Os- ser, and a march by Tarver. Admisison is free. Nominee Okayed co- Civil Service WASHINGTON, March 5 (JP) The Senate confirmed without objection today the nomination of Roger W. Jones for a six-year term on the Civil Service Commission. Jones, now deputy director of the Budget Bureau, is expected to be designated by Prsident Eisenhower as chairman of the commission, succeeding Harris Ellsworth, whose term expired last Friday midnight. Jones is a native of New Hartford, Conn. Before Jones' nomination was confirmed, Sen. Mike Mansfield (D-Mont) praised what he called the extremely fine job done by Ellsworth, a former house member from Oregon, as chairman of the commission. GHANA DRAFTS PROGRAM " ACCRA, Ghana, March 5 (JP) Prime Minister Kwane Nkru-mah this week outlined the basic aims of Ghana's five-year program as adequate food and housing and abolition of illiteracy. race tracks. The measure, which has been sponsored by Sen. Dutton S. Peterson, Odessa Republican, would require a vote of those living within 50 miles of the site of a proposed track. Peter son is president, of the State Council of Churches. In en dorsing the bill, the council cited the present controversy over plans to build a flat track near Canandaigua, and some 20 miles south of Rochester. The Peterson bill, however, is not expected to be approved by the legislature, according to The Gannett News Service. Alfred University Ups Tuition $100 Tuition at Alfred University will be raised $100 a year beginning next fall, it was announced yesterday. The increase will set tuition at $1,000 a year for students in the College of Liberal Arts and in the first and fourth years in the School of Nursing. Nurses are off campus during their second and third years. No tuition is charged residents of the state by the College of Ceramics which is part of the State University of New York and administered by Alfred trustees. VICINITY DEATHS The following Western New York deaths were reported yesterday. Mrs. Patrick Murphy, Geneva, Wednesday. Mrs. Earl C. Rowland, Geneva, Wednesday. Dr. Morton Orlov, Ontario County coroner, said Mrs. Rowland died of a brain hemorrhage after a fall in her home. Mrs. Jennie Trimm, 78, formerly of East Bloomfield, yester day in the Town of Canandaigua. Mrs. Lillian M. Dailey, 77, Dundee, Wednesday. Mrs. Francis Blackman, Gen-eseo, Tuesday in Warsaw. Among survivors are two sisters, Mrs. Arthur Parr and Mrs. Fred Major, both of Rochester. Roger B. Fullagar, Penn Yan RD 2, Wednesday. Edwin Luffman, 91, Clyde, Wednesday in Seneca Falls. Susie Jean Wall, Newark, Allen B. Johnston, 38, Ba-tavia, yesterday. Benjamin Hill, 71, Knowles-ville, Wednesday in Medina. Arthur Hanford Phillips, 87, son of a former Orleans County Assemblyman, yesterday in Hul-berton. His father, Hanford Phillips, served in the Assembly in 1880-81. Among survivors is a son, Harold J. of Rochester. James Thompson, 85, Wolcott attorney who served 27 years as town peace justice, died Wednesday in Rochester. Crime Picture in Brighton Comes Back for 1 958 Rerun Crime in Brighton last year was almost a carbon copy of 1957, according to a summary report issued yesterday. There were 1,479 reported of fenses in 1958, the exact number of the year before. But police cleared up 94 more cases last year than in 1957. The total was 1,307 compared with 1,213 in 1957. The most numerous offenses were 176 petit larcenies and 38 burglaries. There were no mur ders although but one felonious assault, upon George Fisher, 46, of North Syracuse, resulted in murder. Although he was beat- in in Brighton in December he didn't die until January, and the death was recorded in 1959. There was a slight increase in traffic arrests, 1,239 to 1,063 in traffic arrests, 1,239 to 1,063 speeding arrests, 562, which was 73 above 1957. This was attributed by Chief Gordon Snyder to use of new radar equipment. Radar arrests accounted for 199 drivers, 44 of them ANOTHER SCOOP! f Famous GQLDBERQ ST dcci 9 fkw i( mi nutL ot .Hn vrivc - 8-16mm All Siies ONLY KAIITHOR'S 3 FRONT ST Pork Frt. Aoroif Panel Proposes Greece Bay Wafer From Authority . A Greece Citizens Committee yesterday recommended tnat me I own oi ureece uuy us water from the Monroe County Water Authority instead of setting up its own water plant. The committee also recom mended enlarging the Rochester city water plant instead of the Monroe County Water Auinor-ity plant but did not say who should foot the bill for the enlarging job. That left open the question of whether such a oroj-ect would be in the hands of the Water Authority (which could purchase the city water plant) or the city. The committee, headed ty Charles W. Marvin Jr., was named by Supervisor Gordon Howe a year ago to study the town's water situation. The town had an engineering report prepared by Nussbaumer, Clarke & Velzy of Buffalo at the time which proposed a $3,- 351,000 town-owned water plant on. Lake Ontario. The town has taken no action on the report, however. The citizens committee went beyond the Town of Greece in its recommendations: It urged that all existing major water facilities in Monroe County be consolidated under one agency as soon as prac-tiable instead of waiting until 1980 as recommended in the Metcalf and Eddy Report (prepared for the Water Authority). And, the commitee urged that the consolidated agency distribute water wholesale to a metropolitan water district. It recommended that Rochester sell its surplus water to alleviate water shortages in suburban townsclaiming that the existing city water supply has a surplus now and is still expected to have a surplus in the year 2,000. It urged that the city con tinue to supply the towns south of Rochester from its upland supply instead of installing the necessary equipment to supply those towns from Lake Ontario. It recommended that the 60- inch west side water main proposed in the Metcalf and Eddy report not be installed now. In stead, the committee said, the existing 48-inch main from the new Rochester city plant should be used to its full capacity. Other recommendations were that new distribution mains be installed to increase the effi ciency of water distribution and to alleviate shortages, and that the metropolitan water district be enlarged gradually to cover the entire county. Prayer Rites Rabbi's Topic Problems of attending the morning and evening Kaddish memorial prayer services will be discussed at 8:15 p.m. today in Temple Beth David by Rabbi Aaron Solomon. After a death, the immediate family attends services for a year for this remembrance of the institution of Kaddish. Rabbi Solomon also will be heard at 9 a.m. tomorrow in a service that ushers in a new month. At the 8:15 p.m. service today at Temple B'rith Kodesh, Rabbi Philip Bernstein will evaluate the life and contributions of Secretary of State John Foster Dulles, now being treated for cancer. For nearly two decades Rabbi Bernstein has been in working contact with the State Department. Rabbi Beniamin L. Marcus will conduct the 8:30 p.m. service today in Temple Emanu-El, when new members will be welcomed into the congregation by President Max Bodner. Today's service at Beth Sholom Congregation will be at 5:46 p.m., with the late Friday services at 8:30 p.m. discontin ued for the season. women. Intensified patrols in certain areas and addition of two patrolmen rewarded the department with 371 arrests for traffic signal and stop sign violations, an increase of 25, and 74 violations for passing stopped school buses, 24 more than 1957. There were 48 more accidents last year 303 and 50 more persons injured 154 than in 1957. Many of these were in January and February, 1958, during severe storms. This two- month period saw 30 more acci- j dents than were expected. TwOi persons were killed in accidents each year. , j There were 1,166 men and, 192 women arrested for crim-i inal offenses and 1,061 men and' 178 women arrested as traffic ', violators during the year. These j were increases over 1957. j Five girls and 44 boys werej arrested for juvenile offenses,! mostly for pettit larceny. In' 1957 there were 62 boys and no girls. I ) c ir a- - reg. i.r r"l $1.50 V CAMERA SHOP Stmt Opt T. t Thvrt. till f Yawman Will Leaves $15,000ioNoireDame A legacy of $15,000 'Dame is provided in the , president and treasurer of jnC j jg lser Ter The will made Jan. 10, 1958, with a codicil drawn last Sept. 10, was admitted to probate yesterday afternoon by Surrogate Michael L. Rogers. Mr. Yawman, 539 Main St. W., died Feb. 14 at the age of 54, leaving an estate estimated at upwards of $100,000. He was graduated from Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind., in 1926 and was named "Man of the Year" by the Notre Dame Alumni Club of Rochester in 1950. The will specifies that the $15,000 bequest be added to the "Victor G. Yawman Book Fund." Mr. Yawman over a period of years had given to his alma mater for purchase of books for its library. If the university wishes to use the fund for any other purpose, it may do so at any time after lapse of one year from receipt of the legacy. Central Trust Co. is executor and trustee. W. Smith O'Brien of O'Brien, McSweeney & Ma-lone is the estate's attorney. Mr. Yawman bequeathed $2,000 for Masses to the Foreign Mission of the Congregation of the Holy Cross at Notre Dame. He left $300 to Holy Sepulchre Cemetery for annual planting on graves of his deceased first wife, Mrs. Delene Yawmn, and himself. To the first wife's sister, Mrs. Loretta Offord of Ganoque, Ontario, he willed $5,000. A former employe, Miss Joanne M. Berneski of 131 Arnett Blvd., was left $1,000. The widow, Mrs. Mary E. Yawman of 160 Manor Pkwy., was willed $2,500 outright and income for life from one-third of the net estate in trust. The remainder estate was left equally in trust for three daughters and a son, with principal to be paid in installments. They are a child of the second marriage, Judith Yawman, 16, who lives with her mother at the Manor Parkway address, and three adult children of the first marriage, Victor G. Yaw-ma Jr., 189 Brockley Rd., Irondequoit; Mrs. Joan Y Tucker of Buffalo and Mrs. Trivia Deplored !n Lenten Sermon "Man is' taken up with trivia with no time for anything but a formal acquaintanceship with God," the Rev. Gardner C. Tay lor, D.D., told about 400 persons yesterday afternoon at services held in Asbury First Methodist Church. His talk was the fourth in a series of six Lenten sermons given Thursdays at Asbury Church. It was the first appear ance at the Rochester church of the widely-known Negro preacher who is pastor of Con cord Church Baptist, Brooklyn. Basing his sermon, "The Power to Become," on Scripture from the Book of John, Dr. Taylor said mankind's denial of God was "the drama of Lent, the tragedy of God and the heartbreak of eternity." "Unbelievable," was Dr. Taylor's description of the Bible passage, "He came unto His own and His own received Him not, but as many as received Him to them He gave the power to become the sons of God." U.S. Cargo Plane Limps to Safeiy SHANNON, Irland, March 5 (JP) an American cargo plane limped to safety here tonight after a tense, 22-minute struggle with faltering engines over the Atlantic. The Superconstellation, operated by Trans Ocean Airline of Oakland, Calif., was about 400 miles off the Irish coast en route from New York to Frankfurt when it sent its first distress call. The six-man crew struggled to eliminate the trouble and a general alert was sent out from Shannon Airport. "We were quite worried but were too busy trying to get the engines right to realize fully the danger," said Capt. Harry Clark of Pleasant Hill, Calif., on landing. NOW Thru at ROCHESTER D tool it! mad en or (intarast) from March a Tar. , 40 rVankln Si. f to the University of Notre will of Victor G. Yawman, Yawman Metal Products, Mary V. Y. Hogg of St. Paul, Minn. Principal of the widow's trust on her death is to be added to the children's Catholic Organizations u i l a ll DeneTIT Dy VYIir Mrs. Mary S. Sharkey, 5 Bob - rich Dr., bequeathed the bulk of her estate estimated at upwards to $50,000 to 10 Catholic organizations and four priests, probate of her will made known. Mrs. Sharkey, 77, died Dec. 27. She made the will last Sept. 25. She was the widow of Frank J. Sharkey, a chauffeur, who died in 1933. She left no close i relatives. A friend. Miss Mar- j garet M. Doohan of 8 Thayer St., and Jacob Ark of Ark, Brennan & Centner, attorney for the estate, are executors. St. Bernard's Seminary was willed $1,000. The Redemptorist Fathers of St. Joseph's Church were left a like sum for Masses. The Discalced Carmelites Monastery of Our Lady and St. Joseph in West Jefferson Road, Pittsford, was willed $500 as was the Cistercian Abbey of Our Lady of the Genesee at Pif-fard. Msgr. John E. Maney, pastor of Corpus Christi Church and chancellor of the Diocese of Rochester, was willed $4,000, of which $250 is for Masses. The Rev. Leo C. Mooney, pastor of St. Patrick's Church, is beneficiary of $2,000, including $250 for Masses. Bishop James E. Kearney was willed $1,000. Miss Doohan, the co-executor, was left $300. Another friend, Mrs. Margaret Murphy of 10 Fairmount St., was left $300 and household furnishings "for her kindness to me." The estate remainder was left equally to the Rev. Joseph A. Skelly, director of the Central Assn. of the Miraculous Medal in Philadelphia, and six organi zations. They are Norbertine Fathers of DePere, Wis.; Na tional Shrine of the Little Flow-1 er of San Antonio, Tex.; Society! for the Propagation of the Faith; Holy Trinity Fathers of Baltimore; Catholic Foreign Missions Society of America at Maryknoll, N. Y.; and Servite Fathers of Chicago. I Water Unit j Closes Deal The Monroe County Water Authority yesterday plunked down $10,720,783.44 for the local system of the New York Water Service Corp. and thereby, at last, set itself up in the water-producing business. The formal closing marked the end of the agency's five-year struggle, much of it in the courts, to acquire the property. It put the authority into position! to plan for the long-range needs of the 38,000 customers it serves, either directly or through water districts, and to make needed f improvements. The final transaction took place in New York. The author- '? lty was represented by us chairman, Franklin W. Judson; George R. Williams, a member, and Daniel G- Kennedy, general councel. In anticipation of taking over, the agency already has the recommendations of its consulting engineers, Metcalf & Eddy of Boston, covering a long-range improvement program. One of the first steps planned now is an all-day tour of the properties on Monday by the five members of the authority to familiarize themselves with the physical layout, the better to be able to plan its program. The price paid yesterday was based on the condemnation award of $9,750,000 set by the Supreme Court. On top of that the authority paid more than half a million dollars for im provements made to the system since Jan. 1, 1958 not covered by the award and almost that much again for such items as accounts receivable and supplies on hand. TO STUDY AUTO SAFETY INDIANAPOLIS, March 5 (JP) The United Stafes Auto Club; announced today it has signed! contracts with the Purdue Uni-i versity Research foundation forj a series of tests of automotive, safety equipment, starting with1 crash helmets. I March 13 SAVINGS BANK bator March 13 will aam dividandi 1st. Dividandt row M'd 4 ima M Si. Watl 1771 Cbriaa A N. ROCHESTER DEMOCRAT AND CHRONICLE Friday, Mar. 6, 1959 ADVERTISEMENT 'Beacon Wax' Wins Test As Dest Flcor Wax Buy Gives Longest and Best Gloss For Vinyl, Linoleum, Wood, Asphalt Tile Intelligent women tcxhj make I housewives who have made wat tetU between different brand of wel1 Bearon'i laWa-... - , i , . 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