Democrat and Chronicle from Rochester, New York on November 28, 1964 · Page 40
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Democrat and Chronicle from Rochester, New York · Page 40

Rochester, New York
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Saturday, November 28, 1964
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A' " W V 1 In Vicinity News 1 ttiif at Women's 4B-6B Weather 8B Theaters 7B R ROCHESTER, N. Y., SATURDAY, NOV. 28, 1964 i to I SOME HIGH HOPES . . . AND SORE FEET 4 SOME HIGH HOPES . . . AND SORE FEET Un ( Wil "' - - MJ at! : V- Vjv j - vS' . . , 'af 1 att ifT77.-- CV u t I i VVi f0 , w. iggSb mm 'mis W Merchant Hits Le Roy School Rug Contract man Rial Pleads 'Not Guilty In 2 Chapel I e Slayings Hordes Invade Downtown ...And Police Just Smile By GEORGE MURPHY If you accept the male theory that a crowd is two women, then it follows that yesterday's shoppers were the numerical equivalent of the hordes of Genghis Khan that once swept across northern Asia. But, harassed policemen who have come to look upon the day after Thanksgiving as a day of mourning, were not their old "Black Friday" selves yesterday they were smiling! And, the store owners were smiling. And, the children wcrs smiling. And, the manufacturers of corn plasters were smiling. The policemen were light-hearted because everything worked out so well. Said Chief William M. Lombard: "Improvements instituted this year definitely proved themselves. We will be able to refine them for next year, based upon yesterday's experiment." ( f Ail - LZ3 r - i 4 1 if LE ROY A local business- has questioned the method used by the Le Rov Central School Board of Education in awarding a contract for he installation of carpeting in Memorial Auditorium. Victor L. Blood, owner of Vic Blood's Furniture & Ap pliance Store, claims the Board violated the General Municipal Law by not advertising for bids for the installa tion that was awarded to the G. D. George Co. of Rochester for its quottion of $3,408. Writes in Protest In a letter mailed to all members of the Board of Ed ucation, Blood said: "It has come to my atten-tino that on July 24, 1964, the G. D. George Co. of Rochester furnished the Le Roy Central School with quota tions in the amount of $3,408 for 240 square yards of carpet and Ozite underlay with labor for laying of same in the school's auditorium in Trigon Park. I have been in formed that pursuant to that quotation the carpet and un derlay have been purchased and installed. "The purpose of this letter is to put you on notice that the purchase and installation of that carpeting is in direct violation of Subdivision 1, Section 103 of the General Municipal Law, which pro vides in substance that all purchase contracts involving an expenditure of more than $1,000 shall be awarded by the Board of Education of any school district to the lowest bidder furnishing the required security after advertisement for sealed bids in a manner provided by that section of the law. ' You . are further placed on notice that that any payment made by the Board of Education on that contract will be in direct violation of the laws of the State of New York.' Had Two Quotations The Blood furniture store is one of three stores in the village handling floor covering materials and supplies. There are several others in Genesee County. Minutes of the Board of Education meetings indicate quotations were considered from two firms. The other was received from Drapery Fashions Company, also of Rochester. Installation of the carpet was completed Nov. 16. It included carpeting of the four aisles of the auditorium . ana orchestra pit area. Board min utes indicate the contract was awarded Oct. 6 on a motion by board member Raymond J. Branton and seconded Dy Theodore F. Halsey after sam ples and quotations from the two Rochester firms had been examined. The board indicated the purchase ' had been made from a special fund. Blood said he has been advisedvby legal counsel the law provides bids must be advertised for all purchases over $1,000. rppnrdless of the source of funds. Blood said his firm installs a considerable amount of car Det each year, including work done in a restaurant, churches and a number of other commercial locations. He did not indicate what future course he may take in the matter. , , --, - Miller to Attend Mexico Inaugural Paul Miller of Rochester. president of the Associated Press and of The Gannett i Newspapers, will be an offi- cial guest Tuesday at the! inauguration of Gustavo Diaz Ordaz as president of Mexico. Mr. and Mrs. Miller will fly- to Mexico City today. They will attend, 'among other special events, a recep tion by President and Mrs, Diaz Ordaz at the National Palace; a ' reception by the Mexican secretary of foreign affairs in honor of special missions, diplomatic corps and official guests,- and a reception and dinner at the American Embassy. BATH Fred Rial Jr., 54, of Rathbone RD 1, yesterday in Steuben County Court here entered a plea of innocent to an indictment charging first degree murder in the slayings of his rural neighbors, Mr. and Mrs. -Wendell Chapelle, last Jan. 30. The case was put on the calendar for the February trial term in Corning. Addi tional pleas may be made by the defense in a hearing the court set for Dec. 21. The innocent plea was entered after the court announced that officials at Rochester State Hospital have found Rial sane and capable of understanding the charge and aid in preparing a de fense. '. Will Study Report He was returned last Satur day from the hospital after ! man of Hornell entered no ob- beine there almost four sections to the defense mo- months for court - ordered tions. psychiatric examination. The court granted a motion of Rial's counsel, Joseph Nasser of Corning, for time to study the psychiatric report and to set a date for possible examination on the report. Judge Alton J. Wightman then set Dec. 21 for the proceeding, during which both the defense and prosecution may accept the report or chal lenge it and both sides may present witnesses. Nasser also was granted his motion reserving the right to make additional motions and additional pleas, after entering the innocent plea for his client. Rial himself also an swered, "Not guilty." Dist. Atty. Lurton G. White Appears on Crutches Rial came into court on crutches, but without a cast on his left leg as in prior appearances. He was seriously injured in a tractor accident on his farm on Feb. 5 and was Arnot-Oeden Hospital in State Phone Tolls To Be Cut Feb. 1 j NEW YORK () Reduced long distance telephone rates will' be put into effect next Feb. 1, the New York Telephone Co. announced yesterday. The reductions, estimated in Elmira for treatment until May 7, leaving on crutches and his left leg in a cast. Rial was arrested twice in the case. He was first arres ted at his home and charged with first degree murder only in the shotgun slaying of Wendell Chapelle, 59, county sealer of weights and measures for 16 years. However, he was freed from the county jail on July 8 when Supreme Court Justice Domenick L. Gabrielli of Bath, after a hearing, sustained a writ of habeas corpus contending Rial was allegally arrested and detained. The writ was obtained on the petition of Mrs. Rial. Arrested Second Time The June grand jury was recalled shortly after - the first such action in the county in 11 years - especially to consider the Chapelle homi cides. Rial was arrested for th second time on July 28, after the recalled grand jury returned the single indictment charging him with first degree murder in both deaths. The next day, the court granted a defense motion that he be sent to Rochester State Hospital for 60 days for psychiatric examination. A second 60-day examination period was granted by the court, on motion of the people, on Sept. 25. This was al- . a" mnst rnmnlpfpH last SatnrHav. on June 2b ' . ..S, " , . 'j wnen ruai was reieaseu aiiu to save New York customers $17 million a year, were ordered by federal and state regulatory agencies Wednesday. The telephone company announcement said its earnings are among the lowest of com panies in the Bell System, both for calls outside of New York State and calls within the state. The statement referred to the State Public Service Commission, which on Wednesday decreed that a Federal Communications Commission rul ing ordering rate reductions on out-of-state calls at certain hours should apply to calls within the state also. The commission's orders change the hour at which minimum night toll rates go into effect, moving it from 9 p.m. to 8 p.m., and makes those rates applicable all day on Sunday and some national holidays. The orders also revise the rates on calls made over ex tended distances and on Saturdays reduce toll rates to the levels now charged between p.m. and 9 p.m. daily. returned to the county jail. Bodies Found in Hay The frozen bodies of the Chapelles were found hidden under hay bales and straw in the large barn on their 425-acre farm last Feb. 20 and 21, Mrs. Chapelle's first, a few days after they had been reported missing since Jan. 30. He had been shot in the back and she had been bludgeoned, to death. The couple lived alone in the remote rural area near Goodhue Lake, about nine miles north of Addison. Medical examiners estimated, after the bodies were found, that the couple had been dead at least two weeks. ants appearing to answer indictments returned last week by the reconvened Septa nbr grand jury. Julian Costello of Corning was assigned to represent Aus tin Asberry Jr:, 28, of Monte zuma, Ga., charged . with first degree manslaughter in the shotgun slaying of Clarence McAfee, 28, at the Lee Schui- theis migrant labor camp iiear Wayland on Oct. 4. Frank King of Corning was GENESEO - Mrs. Lula Christopher has resigned as appointed to represent Valiant Counsel Assigned to 2 In Bath Arraignments BATH Two migrant laborers requested and were assigned counsel yesterday In Steuben County Court here in their arraignment on first degree manslaughter indictments stemming from separate homicides. They were among defend- New Director Named By Homemaker Service executive director of the Livingston County Homemaker Service and the board of directors has appointed Mrs. Elsie Turner as her successor, effective Dec. 7. Mrs. Turner, has been an active homemaker tress caused by emergency domestic situations. Home-makers work from 4 to 8 hours a day, depending on the family needs, and in some circumstances the homemaker might be required to work Sundays. , The service is a branch of the Livingston County Health Association. The service has been in operation for two years and in the past nine months has served 17 families with a total of more than 4,327 hours. Eight homemakers are employed to care for the needs of the families overburdened by prolonged illness or dis- Joseph W. Maffoon Des; Phelps Town Supervisor PHELPS Joseph W. Mat-toon, 65, died Friday morning (Nov:; 27, 1964) in Clifton Springs Hospital after a short illness. At the time of his death, Mr. Mattoon was serving his second term as supervisor in the Town of Phelps. For 21 years previously, he was a highway, superintendent of the town. He was a member of St. Francis of Assissi Church of Phelps, the Holy Name Society, the Wide Awake Grange, the Ontario County Republican Committee, and was an honorary member of the Highway Superintendents Association. He and his wife, Lucy, celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary May 7 of this year. Besides his widow he is survived by three sons, Joseph Jr., William and Charles, all of Phelps; two daughters, Mrs. Gary (Teresa) Adams of Camillus and Mrs. Peter (Mary) Burns of Newark; 20 grandchildren; one brother, Edward of Phelps; two sisters, Mrs. Joseph Gleason of Phelps and Mrs. Fred Otte of Macedon, and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at his home on Griffith Road today and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. The Holy Name Society will meet Sunday at 8 p.m. A prayer service will be held at 8:15 a.m. Sunday with a Mass following at 9 a.m. in St. Francis' Church with Rev. Edward B. Simpson officiating. Burial will be in St. Francis' Cemetery. Ford, 51, of Texarkana, Aik He is accused in the knife-slaying of Jimmie Lee Small, 23, on Sept. 26 at the Frank Raches labor camp in the Town of Wheeler. Both Back in Jail Both defendants were returned to the county jail after their further arraignments were adjourned to Dec. 21. Robert E. Crane, 14, of Elkland, Pa., was returned to the jail after his arraignment on a four-count indictment was adjourned to Dec. 21, when the court was told his counsel was unable to be in court. Crane's indictment charges first degree robbery, first degree assault, second assault and first degree grand larceny. The charges stem from Crane's alleged assault of William Gessner, 82, at his restaurant in the Town of Tuscarora on Sept. 30 suspended one-year jail term to the countv iail and was fined $100 after he admitted unlawful possession of a firearm on Oct. 4, in satisfaction of an indictment alsb charging unlawful possession of a loaded firearm outside of his place of residence, et.daretlijand they al lv idtat The arraignment of Junior Jackson, 31, of Avoca RD, was adjourned to Dec. 21, on an indictment charging third degree burglary and petit larceny after the court granted his request for time to secure counsel. lie was returned to the county jail. Jackson's indictment stems from a break-in of the Avoca Central School on Nov. 12 that netted merchandise valued at $13.24. Denies Drink Charge William E. Richardson, 54, of Bath, denied an indictment charging driving while intoxi-cated and reckless driving in the Town of Bath last Sept. 11. The case was added to the February trial term in Corning and he was returned to the county jail. Timothy Snell, 17, of Ham-mondsport, denied an indictment charging third degree burglary and petit larceny, stemming from a break-in of the Hammondsport American Legion home on Oct. 24 that netted 26 bottles of beer Gessner is still hospitalized, vaIued at $4 50 Lisi. Auy. L.unon j. wnne-i ... ,, . . ., i His case was added to the man aaiu. Crane is accused of taking February trial term and he $30 ing him about the head after threatening him at knifepoint. Asks High Bail Whiteman asked the court that should Crane apply for bail that it be set at no lower than $15,000 cash or $25,000 property bond. Judge Alton J. Wightman said he was reserving decision, pending application of bail. Walter N. Johnson, Jr., 30, of Arkport RD 2, drew a The arraignment of former Hammondsport Police Chief Norman Force, 39, of Bath RD, on charges stemming from the Hammondsport Legion Home burglary, was adjourned to Dec. 21, because his counsel was unable to be in court. Force, Hammondsport police chief from 1956 to 1960, also is indicted on third degree burglary and petit larceny. He is free on $500 baiL Cinderella's Christmas Party by Walt Disney I (psl Boyt'and qhlt: Yfafch fh Sunday TV TAB for ihe Cinderella cash award coloring contest.

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