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T T 15 ROCHESTER DEMOCRAT AND CHRONICLE, MONDAY, JUNE 23, 1947 ; r rrngt n Rain OR Fairweather Fashion Favorite Marion Weed, Ex-Opera Star, Dies in Hospital Here at 81 Miss Marion "Weed, 81, of 21 Menlo PI., former women's adviser at tlie Eastman School of Music and at one time an internationally-famous operatic soprano, died yesterday (June 22, 1917) in Park Avenue Hospital alter 2 years' illness. 320 GRADUATES GET DIPLOMAS FROM AQUINAS FISHTAIL BACK As a concert and opera star, Miss Weed traveled throughout the United States and much of Europe. nie Weed of Rochester, and several nieces and nephews. - A funeral 'Follow Teachings set vice will be held in Hedges Mem With the Metro- sspwiw-w; Of Christ Bishop orial Chapel, 271 University Ave., politan Opera ' at 3 p. m. tomorrow. Burial will be Com p a n y in at the family's convenience. Tells Class WITH DETACHABLE HOOD New York City for 5 years, she sang Kundry in Parsifal in its first presentation in that city. Miss Weed was inspired to become an opera singer in the '90s when she at in the top gallery of List of Aqu'nai Graduate on Page 8 Crowds Jammed the Eastman Theater last night to see 320 red-jrowned and capped graduates of Aquinas Institute receive their diplomas from Bishop James E. Kearney of the Rochester Roman Cath-c;ic Diocese. Bishop Kearney told the graduates they can only achieve success Jn the business, social and professional world by "following the teachings of Christ." Sotir Demetri Joseph, World War I Veteran I Sotir Demetti Joseph, SI, of 110 Ford St.; a World War I veteran and proprietor of the West End Provision Company, 290' Main St. W., died yesterday (June 22, 1947) in his home. Mr. Joseph, a native of Macedonia, came to the United States when he was 17 years old. After the war he opened the store in West Main Street. He leaves his wife, Olga; three sons, Peter, Gus and Alex; three Inst in tast it fknnlil ittnt M A Hl' i.i;i in the Metropolitan Opera House New York City and listened, to the "There is no better motto for famous Lilli Lehmann, truest art voa to follow," the Bishop continu ist from Germany. It was Mme. ed," "thin that of your school It I Its PELA w 1 Lehmann who trained young Miss Credo Quidquid Dixit Dei Fillus"-- 1 teeive what the Son of God Has Weed's voice, starting her on a career that was to raise her to mM.' And the Son of God has said: daughters, Sophia, Helen and Anita Joseph; three brothers and two sisters, living in Greece. Funeral services will be held tomorrow at 2 P. m. in the Joseph home and at 2:30 in the Hellenic Orthodox Church. Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery. "NO one cometh to the Father but s- - -f r operatic stardom. Miss Weed, a tall, slender, brown-eyed, brown-haired gi;l. had gone to New York City for voice training. After Mme. Lehmann had ..... n : nr ,1 Ranged on the stage in 10 tiered roas, the graduates were presented by. the Rev. William J. Duggan i New front and back yoke . . voluminous folds . . . longer length. 3-way belt . . adjustable button cuff Smooth sliouldert . .self-covered buttons. F!Lkin material. . .wind, rain resistant, l.utcloui new colors . . i.ct 10 to 18. Others from 16.95 to 34.93 CHOWTIME FOR BABY BUNNIES wrote to her, tusking for an audi-LJavia. UlaSSCr, 60, lion. The German star granted PrO(luCG Dealer hend of the school. The valedictory was given by Eugene Robert Myler. Two of the graduates, Anthony L?nzalaro and Frank Monfredo, gave two ptano dutes, and another graduate. Gerard R. Dennis, sang the feeding are, from left, David DePrez, Robert Alger, Gretchen Geibel, Billy Boland. Rabbits were found during a baseball game. Albert Philips, center, feeds with an eye-dropper one of 6 baby rabbits he and his friends discovered in a sandlot. Watching "Just for Today." David Glasser, 60, a Rochester wholesale produce dealer at the Public Market for 30 years, died late last night (June 22, 1947) of a heart attack in his home, 51 Thomas St. J.ROSENTHAL, 74, Bishop Kearney also presented fj (10(1 X) A the following awards: George J'OIU.UUU ltHlOJjjU O Donne!!. Catholic Doctrine T ' the request and Miss Weed went to Germany as Mme. Lehmann's pupil. Months of intensive study developed the young Rochester girl's voice from contralto to dramatic soprano and her first contract was with the summer festival at Bayreuth, where she sang for three seasons. She later described her time there as "a magic period'.' in which every Wednesday evening ehe attended a grand reception held for members of the opera and. notables Mr. Glasser, a native of Neistod, Russia, came to the United States Sand Lotters Find Bunnies; 'Quit' Baseball FUNERAL TODAY BY A.M.E:-ZI0N 39 years ago. A funeral service for Joseph Rosenthal, 74, of 161 Laburnum Six baby rabbits broke up a sand- Cresc, a Rochester realtor for 30 The reappointment of the Rev. James C. Brown as pastor of Memorial Methodist Zion Church for a 7th year was announced yesterday jn the closing session of the He leaves his wife. Fannie Brown Glasser; a son, Harold, of New York City; one brother, Sam of Rochester, and several nieces and aephews. A funeral service will be conducted in the Nusbaum Funeral Home, 658 Main St. E., at 4:30 p. ni. today. Burial will be in Hamedresh Hagodel Cemetery, Stone Road. Shop durincr th dor ... or. If men con-anient, hop niqhtlf 'til 9:30. Award; Henry R. Osinski, Aquinas French Award; Frederick J. Jac-oby. Rensselaer Medal tor Science and Mathematics; Robert J. Pfaff, Bausch & Lomb Award for Science; John J. Appel, Sieuben Award for German; John W. Lnndry, Paladin Award given by the Catholic Student Mission Crusade. E. KocheaUr Kites "a baccalaureate service for graduates of East Rochester High School was held last night In the school auditorium. The sermon was delivered by the Rev. Bernard Gcfeil. Pastors of Kast Rochester years, who was stricken with a by Frau Cosima Wagner, the fatal heart 'attack while playing! widow of Richard Wagner, bino in a Greeorv Street hall Sat- After Miss Weed's first appcar- annual A.M.E. Zion Conference by lot baseball game in Shelter Street. Pitcher Alford Philips, 12, of 28 Shelter St. was just about ready to put his special curve ball over the plate when he and the rest of his team gave up all thought of home runs and batting averages. Bishop William J. Walls of Chi urday night (June 21, 1947), will be held in the Nusbaum Funeral Home, 658 Main St. E., at 2 p. m. ance at the Bayreuth Festival she was given a contract with the Cologne Opera Company, afterwards going to Hamburg, where she sang in Mozart's Don Giovanni with her cago. AAF to Offer Bishop Walls alo announced that during; the 5-day conference, great teacher, Mme. Lehmann. She Pitcher Philips had discovered a Enlistment Choice then returned to the United States to sing in many of the well-loved nest of six r.ew-born rabbits hidden churches assisted. Graduation exercises will be held in the auditorium at 8 o'clock. cosily in the pitched's box. today. Mr. Rosenthal was taken from the hall to Strong Hospital, where he died a few hours later. Born in Russia, he came to Rochester 52 years ago, bought a farm in Victor and then farms in Caledonia and Sod us. Living in Rochester, he operated the farms and also engaged in the farm real -s- operas. Upon her return to Germany, she signed a contract with the Court Theater in Bremen. She Immediately upon discovery of the infant bunnies, First Baseman Army Air Force officials here last night announced a new enlistment plan for 1947 high school graduates that enables them to select their field of specialization be was forced to remain in Uermnny Phillip Geibel. 10, of 19 Shelter St. held in Memorial Church, Spring) and Favor streets, $10,000 was raised to be used in benevolent work and education. Bishop Walls said $1,000 of the fund will be used to restore the old Harriet Tubman Home in Auburn, which will be converted into an educational center for Christian youth. Miss Tubman, who. served a a Union spy in the Civil War and directed the Underground Railroad whtch prevailed up his mother, Mrs. Paul fore being sworn into service. All male graduates in the Roch Gelbel, to test her knowledge ofjtate business for about 20 years Honenye Fall Clas Twenty - seve n were grdduated fffni Honeoye Falls High School t commencement exercise last right. Principal Herbert J. Worboys made the awards assisted by It. E. Apple, Board of Education president. Speaker was the Rev. John animal lore and first aid for hungry I before opening a real estate office ester area will be informed of the plan by letter. The graduate selects INVITED f-' Ky in the Powers Building. He retired rabbits. Mrs. Geibel taught the 4 years ago. Mr. Rosenthal was a youngsters how to feed their new 664 to 670 three training schools in his order of preference and with his application he outlines what experience, if any, he has had in each field. member of the Rochester Real Estate Board. He was one of the or pets with warm milk from a medi NO. CLINTON Corner Bucfion fork F Buyer, of Honeoye Falls Pres during World War I. but after the Armistice came back to her own country and Rochester. When the Eastman School of Music opened in 1921 she took a position on the faculty. At the time of her retirement in 1937 she was the school's women's adviser. During her operatic career she toured America as a soprano soloist with the New York Philharmonic Sextet. Before going to Germany for training and after the war, Miss -Weed sang in churches and at concerts in Rochester. Surviving are a sister, Miss Min- I ganizers of Beth Sholen Synagogue cine dropper. byterian Church. Other speakers j brought slaves from the South into Those young men who qualify will; were Helen F. Slack, class presi and devoted much of his time to charitable work. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Al Slote; a brother, Meyer Rosen Last night the ball players announced they will retire temporarily from the. sports world and the Northern states, left her property to the A.M.E. Zion Church when she died. be enlisted for three years and after basic training sent immediately to the technical school of tlcir choice. The schools include all types of aircraft maintenence and communications courses. SPORTS-EYE VIEW by Elliot Gushing is a top favorite in Rochester. thal; a sister, Mrs. Rebecca Alt- Appointed ministerial delegates man of New Bedford, Mass.; two grandchildren, Don and Marline Slote, and several nieces and to the general conference in Louisville, Ky., were the Rev. Mr. Brown, take up rabbit-raising. The rabbits, motherless even after persistent attempts to lure back their delinquent parent with carrots and lettuce, will be divided among the the Rev. E. Franklin Jackson of w.y.wnn;.w.vA nephews. Burial -will be in Beth Buffalo, the Rev. C. C. Williams Sholem Cemetery, Britton Road. dent; Marjorie A. Moldram, saluta-torian, and Geraldine Holfoth, valedictorian. The Rev. Donald C. EH wood gave the invocation and benediction. Graduates of Honeoye Falls High School are: Anr P An!onlii. Carol J. Arena. Mar-parf. J. Baker. Doris I.. Bartlell. Bernard rBrey. Florence it Brown, Barbara H. C Ixinn-d O Krnsi. Geralilin llol-'..Ji. Sh.riey J. Keser. J-Jne E. Ix'rd. Shirley M. Lord. Helen T Mack Daiph K. Martin. Robert K. Vfiit. Marjor:e A. Moldram. Kdna K. Nu-i-1. Teresa M. O'Connor. Robert S. Perry, Kenneth R. potter. Glenn E Rabbins. Howard I. Pcrjhner. C :;?ord C. 6'-r:vener. Mary E. Hrrlvener. F.i-- 1 W. s Rht, Dona M. Ward nd OST-.nrta A We:ey. presiding elder for the Western New York Conference, and trie Rev. Arthur Marshall of Syracuse. at CADET'S FISHING TACKLE STOLEN youngsters to be raised individually. The new rabbit fanciers and ex-ball players are, besides young Geibel and Philips, Gretchen Gei- The morning sermon was de Mrs. Louise LaFava, 1107 Scot- livered by Bishop W. W. Slade' of bel, 11'; Billy Boland, 13, of 183,taville Rd., last night reported to police the theft of fishing tackle fe. .,al,.At . 4 OIT , .. i V valued Charlotte, N. C. More than 1,000 Shelter St.; David DePrez, 10, of delegates attended yesterday's ees- 33 Shelter St., and George Allen, situs. 113, of 264 Magnolia St. at $25 from Long's Boath-house at Genesee Valley Park. A Day in the Lf'fe of a Park Supervisor 'Robus Fastigiata' or Custard Pie, Jake Gerling's an Expert enough real cork on the branches This an intinwte pirture in the daily lite of Jarob (Jahe) Crrling, supervisor o Puraml Eastman I'ark, tuid l the ninth in a series nj surh at the entrance to the park on Culver Road. It is from this "office" that Gerling makes the telephone calls self and then we'll let him take us on one of his inspection tours. He's a native of Rochester, once worked in a bank and then became a building contractor. The and twigs to fill a dozen life preservers. ' "And, oh, yes," said Gerling, "I want you to have a look at some necessary to park business, confers !rs. It uas tilusirnter! from tile Boh Meapher. Democrat and Chronicle staff artist. depression and illness clipped him at about the same time, and in rare magnolias w-ith canary, yellow flowers and others with leaves 2 feet long and 12 inch flowers." "Most persons don't realize," said the park supervisor, "that virtually in a rear booth "my private office") or on the long counter ("my front office") with anyone with whom he has an appointment that day. Then it's a matter of touring the park "to see how many benches have been thrown into the lake," how many cars are left in a ditch By BILL BEENEY He can rip a deck of playing: cards into halves, quarters and eighths. He can make your head spin ith talk of "Cornus controversia" 1932 he went to work with the Park Department as a maintenance man in Durand-Eastman. "Barney Slavin, who was superintendent of parks then, began training me in horticultural and botanical aspects of this business," Gerling. recalls, "and I started studying. I think I spent more money on books than I made the first couple of years and I still keep reading them; you can't know from the previous day (we find a Jot or them), and checkine the working equipment to keep it in 6hape. "We have to look after the sup plies, see to it that the tools are what -and where they should be. trat there is feed for the zoo. J "ft too much about these things."" Rolling'slowly over the hilly park roads in a truck, Gerling pointed with pride to the pinetum that beautiful, story-book area at the base of the hill as you enter from Culver Road. "There are 200 species and vari COFFEE IN HIS Then most days I pitch in with the gang on the various jobs from mowing to grading and filling, pruning, tree surgery, and Beautifully Cleaned & Pressed . . 4 :," tUNCHPOCM OFFICE eties or conifers,' Gerling ex plained. "Specimens of almost "Every day, too? Gerling said, we check the water level in the every genus which can be grown this entire park was planted by hand. I mean literally. Even those rows of towering oaks 'way over on that ridge. Barney Slavin put them in nearly 45 years ago. Every in this zone. Look over there, at artificial park lakes, and do a certain amount of paper work. that big, full-headed Scotch pine And about once a week there are And there, almost next to it, is a visitors in irom other cities or tall, slender columnar tree also a from various organizations and Scotch pine as the result of a mu- groups which I take through the tation. And just beyond that is a park on inspection tours." jlow, bushy tree that's Scotch pine 1 And then, at various times dur too another mutation one seems to. think the place was1 just like this and that it merely has been kept up. No sir, it's a man-made proposition." j We continued on to the botanical j collections. "Here," said Jake, "we j have 63 species and varieties ofj oriental flowering cherries, 30 j species and varieties of plums and! apricots, and more than 60 species j and varieties of crab apples one! ing the year, Gerling spends hours We roamed around while Gerling with fish propagation duties in checked up on his trees and plants CHECKUP FREE PICKUP and DELIVERY and "Quercus robus fastigiata.' EACH He can eat two pieces of custard pie so fast you think it's a sleight-of-hand trick. of the most extensive collections of its kind in the world." That about takes care of the tour of the park, after a quick stop at the nursery where plant material for new plantings and And, more to the point, he can Call Co tell you the name both English Cadet HOUSEHOLD Spccm replacements is grown.. But it doesn't end Gerling's day. His hobby is a combination of photography and lecturing. He has more than l.euo colored slides of pr. C nairs park vista, pictures of exotic speci Da Aperies $1.25 and Latin age, and location of nearly every tree, bush and plant in Durand-Eastman Park. We're talking about Jacob (Jake) Gerling, supervisor of Durand-Eastman, and one of the city's top-drawer personalities when It comes to horticulture, botany and such things that go with running a 500-acre park. Gerling is a short, wiry, deeply-tanned 51-year-old gentleman who prepares for his working day with a half-hour or so of garden-tending at his home at 24 Bryan St. before he leaves for the park at 7 o'clock. He directs his crew of 14 men pr nd up Cusft; oris mens, methods of culture and pruning. At least a dozen times a year he's asked to lecture before garden clubs, nature study groups, and in August he'll go to the Thousand Islands to talk to a Florida garden club, members of . -v -V which are summer residents of the Islands. And right now he's in the midrt of a co-operative plan the .akes where both big; little plants with perfectly square park small "good men. but jutt a'bout half as an(j mouth bass are raised! stems as if they had been cut bv a Main Pleni 1 603 Dewey Ave. Block South of Ridge Road to help the Board of Education obtain slides for a program of visual education. And in his spare time? many as we neea to taKe care or the park properly" into action at 8 o'clock. But Jake's day doesn't for stocking purposes. And in the fall there's the matter of duck-banding, with hundreds of wild fine cabinetmaker . . . trees with branches of needle-pointed thorns as long as elk antlers . . . maple officially begin until he tODs at " ducks being banded annually, wing nanaed annually. trees from Asia with bark which trees from Asia with bark which -MaucKS "Oh. the wife and I play bridged zny fcuseea office '-a restaurant Just a bit mors, about Jaka hlm-tneels ilk birch bark . . elms wit&Labout three ighU a week." MH,.,.,,.,,..,,,,....,.. ,. .... 4 M - '- - - ..iKJ r'""1" i ri fi nvi iVi i . . n . nil i-i 1 1 in i n i rtrmi ,1 ,iivi ii 4-iivYiWn it i i i i avi i ii infam Yr-V r -1t - wti'tV Y-' '--' t-vi ts-j'- '"I -tIr,x'A'-,-V-'-'i,V"WA'-v-'''-w-"-h

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