The Daily Messenger from Canandaigua, New York on November 5, 1969 · Page 1
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Canandaigua, New York
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Wednesday, November 5, 1969
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News in a Capsule RGE Is Sued · BUFFALO (UPI) -- A central school district end its board president- filed an $18 million suit In Federal Court Tuesday against the Rochester Gas Elcclirc Corp., cliarg- ing (be utility will] cohsnrl- acy to obtain low real estate assesscmcnts. The suit, which seeks ?S million In material damages and $12 million in punitive damages, alleges that RGE paid substantially less In property (axes during 1967, 1968 and 19G9 (Iran should have been paid for the Hobbert E. Glnna nuclear power plant unit one in lh e Umn of Infario. She'll Run Again BOSTON (UPI) . -- There wasn't much doubt today that Ixnuse Day Hicks, who just missed becoming Boston's first woman mayor two years ago, still has her eye on the mayor's Election Kcsitlls Will Be 1'ountl Today On Page «. VOL. 173, NO. 223 CANANDA1GUA, NEW YORK, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 1969 50c A WEEK, HOME DELIVERY -- 10c A COPY Law, O r d e r C a n d i d a t e s Lose In State chair. She led a field of 18 candidates in Tuesday's municipal election, winning a two-year term in the 1 City Council with an unofficial total of 76,117 vo tes--better than 50 per cent more than runnerup Thomas I. Atkins, an incumbent and the lone black on the council--who had 47,364. ''All of us have experienced defeat at times," Mrs. Hicks told a victory party. "We will never experience defeat again." Louise Day Hicks had all but Attorney Off To Rome BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (UPI) -- The mother and sister of Raffacle MinlchleUo, (lie young Marine accused of the world's longest -airline hijack, were scheduled to fly to Rome today with an american attorney. Th« attorney, Marvin Mitchelson of Beverly Hills, said Mrs. Maria Mlnlchiello and her daughter Anna asked him to represent the young AWOL Marine. Business Booming ALBANY, N.Y. (UPI)- The New York Slate business fact book 1909 supplement, issued Tuesday by the State Commerce Department, hails the year 1S68 as a "banner period" for business In the state. Nearly every measure of economic activity reached record levels, according to the report. It notes that business activity, employment and pe rsonal in come hit all-time highs, while both total unemployment and the jobless rate were at their lowest levels since such estimates have been published. GOP Loses Syracuse And Troy By CLAY F. RICHARDS United Press International Liberals and Democrats, led by Mayor John V. Lindsay's smashing re-election victory in Now York City, rolled back law and order conservatives in critical local elections throughout New York State Tuesday. Democratic candidates scored victories in city after city across upstate New York, recording at least two impressive upsets. In no major election was a conservative candidate campaigning on the law and order platform elected. In Buffalo, Mayor Frank A. Sedila won re-election by the biggest plurality in the city's History despite challenges from a conservative city councilman and an independent Negro candidate. Sedila, a Democrat, was 20,001) voles ahead of Republican Mrs. Alfreda Slominski, with third party candidate Ambrose I. Land far behind. Lindsay easily won election GOP Governors President's Stock Soars Politically By RAYMOND LAHR United Press International Republican candidates cap- lured the governorships of New Jersey and Democrats in Virginia from Tucslay's elec against his challengers, Procaccino two conservative Democrat Mario and Republican John J. Marchi. Incomplete returns gave Lindsay a 150,000 vote edge on Procaecino. Marchi ran third throughout and was the first to concede. Democrats scored their most impressive upsets in Syracuse, where councilman Lee Alexander was elected mayor, ending 16 years af'Republican control of city hall, and Troy, where tbe GOP has been entrenched Petitions Against Zone Law Changes SOUTH BRISTOL 1 -- More petitions bearing signatures of people opposed to proposed commercial zoning on West Hollow Road were on their way to town officials today as some residents gathered forces lo fight a commercial invasion. Kenneth E. Cell, a spokesman for the residents, said one petition was sent last month to supervisor Francis Bills and John (Jack) Brahm, chairman of the planning board which is developing the proposed zoning ordinance. A letter against the business- commercial zone proposed for West Hollow Road went to town board members last week. Cell noted that an additional petition would reach the desks of town officials tomorrow. An estimated 60 signatures are on the two petitions. Another Meeting The next meeting of the planning board and town board to work on the' zoning ordinance is tentatively scheduled for next Monday. A map showing possible zoning areas calls for a commercial area on the east side of West Hollow Road, across from Ski Valley. . One town official said, however, that an error may have been made on the map and the commercial zone should be on the west side of the road. Geli maintained residents (Contlnoefl oe page I, col. 1) for three decades. The heavy Democratic vote in Troy and Rensselaer County obviously reflected results of a lengthy State Investigation Commission prabe into Republican politics and the protest resignation just last week of Cily Manager Adrian Gonyea. The voters not only took Gonyea's parting advice and defeated Mayor Lawrence Meyer, Councilman Frank Popp and Counly Clerk Martin B Stack, all Republicans, but also turned the county legislature over to tlic Democrats. Ironically (lie Republicans only mayoral victory in a major city in the state came at the expense of the brother of stale Democratic chairman John J. Burns. Republican Alfred J. Libous narrowly defeated William Burns for Mayor of Binghamton by a vote of 11,929 to 10,698. The GOP scored an upset win to gain control of the Rochester Cily Council. The win will give Republicans lhe right to appoint a weak mayor, and they have already indicated they will name councilman Stephen May. The cily manager will still be the strongest figure in Rochester government. There was good news'for Republican Assembly Speaker Perry B. Duryca election day. Duryea saw his narrow three vote majority in the lower house increased with the election of William Sleinfeldl, a Republican, to the Assembly seat formerly held by Charles F. Stock- meisler, D-Rochester. Democrals kept control of a Brooklyn Assembly seat. Peter G. Mirto defeated Mrs. Mary Winckle for the seat formerly lions and senl President Nixon's political stock soaring. Results were mixed in city elections, where racial tensions and the law-and-order issue dominated the campaigns. Mayor John V. Lindsay was reelected in New York. Cleveland re-elected a black mayor but in Detroit, a black candidate was beaten in a fight contest. The' Democrats re-elected :arl B. Stokes, c N'egro mayor of a major American City, in Cleveland, the nation's eighth larges. In Louisville', Ky., and Syracuse, N.Y., the Democrats turned out incumbent Republican administrations. Lindsay, denied renomination by the Republican party, was re-elected as t5ie Liberal party and independent candidate but with less than a majority of the vole. His law-and-ordcr opponents were Democratic City Controller Mario A. Procaecino, who finished second, and Republican Stale Sen. John J. Marchi,- - also ·" the ·« Conservative party nominee, who ran a weak third. ' Both Candidates Democrats In Detroit, the nation's fifth largest cily, Roman S. Gribbs, Wayne Counly sheriff, and son of a Polish immigrant farmer, defeated Richard H. Austin, county auditor and a black, in a close nonparlisan contest which divided the cily largely along racial lines. Both candidates ·are Democrats. In New Jersey, Rep. William T. CaJhill won over former Gov. Robert B. Meyner by a margin of about 3 to 2 to restore lhe governorship of that stale lo the GOP for the first ime in 16 Republican A. Linwood Hol- 011, a loser four years ago, defeated Democrat William C. Battle a Kennedy administra- the of Supervisors' Chief, Hayes Both Beaten ARTHUR HAWKINS EDWARD GUINAN JOSEPH KOOS Best Is Winner Of D. A. Contest tion ambassador, to give GOP the governorship Virginia for the firsl lime in a century. Both are moderates within their parties. Hollon polled about 53 per cent of the vole and Battle 45, with the balance going lo splinter parly candidates. Nixon slaked personal pres- lige on Hie outcome of the New Jersey and Virginia contests and made his first political appearances campaign in since behalf of 1968 Cahill V/eof/ie T] Generally fair and chilly tonight. Low about 32, colder in a few rural valley sections. Sunshine and a little warmer Wednesday. High 50 to 55. Southwesterly wuiili 10 to 20. held by Assemblyman Rudolph DiBlasi, D-Brooklyn. In Albany, Republicans had little success in their strong campaign to oust the 45 year domination of the Democratic machine headed by 83-year-old Daniel P. O'Connell. Erastus Corning II, 60, won bis eighth term as mayor of the capital cily. Corning, who took office Jan. 1, 1342, is the senior city mayor in the country in terms of service. There was only one office on the' statewide ballot. Judge was unopposed for the Courl of Appeals seat formerly held by Kenneth B. Keating who was named ambassador to India. Scattered returns on the four constitutional amendments on lhe statewide ballot indicated voter approval for all proposals. None were considered controversial. The m a j o r constitutional change adds a conservation hill of rights lo the "forever wild" protection of lhe charter. and Hc-llon last week. He telephoned congralulations lo both before midnight. Gives GOP 32-18 Margin The two stale victories gave the GOP 32 to 18 margin over the Democrats in governorships and left the Democrals with only Texas among the nation's most populous Stales. Holton's victory also puls Republicans in governorships of three of the 11 once-solidly Democratic Dixie states. These victories also went far o offset the damage suffered by the GOP in losing three congressional seats in special elections earlier liiis year. (Continued on Page 3, Col. 8) Dist. Ally. Willai-d C. Best, Republican, was swept 'lo victory yeslerday over his Democrat - Conservative opponent Wesley Gifford of South Bristol in yesterday's election. Best won by more than 4,000 vot^s and'carried 14 of the 16 ,--an°d- Geneva City. Gifford won a majority only in Canandaigua Town, Hope well and Canandaigua Cily. The unofficial total of voting was; Best 13,710; Gifford 9,645. Gilford had pinned bis hopes for an iinscl on carrying several of the towns and piling up a healthy majority in Canandaigua City where he was born and raisc'd. In many ways, there were parallels lo a contest two years ago when Gifford's father - in law and law partner, Thomas Croueher, ran against the laic M. Maurice Chacchia of Geneva for county judge. Besl started his law practice in Geneva five years ago as an associate in Mr. Cliacchia's law firm. In the race two years ago, Croueher carried 10 of the 16 towns as well as Canandaigua Cily, bul lost by about 450 votes when his opponent piled up a 2,000 vole margin in Geneva City. Besl, 30 released the following statement after his victory was assured last night: "Naturally, I'm very pleased with the results of the campaign. I think the results show lhat the people of Ontario County are aware of the difficulties that we in law enforcement, at all levels, face. "There arc no easy answers." He continued, "I will continue to carry out tiie increasing duties of lhe office at (he besl of my ability. WILLARD C. BEST . . . D.A. elected His campaign had been based on bis five years experience as assistant D. A., then first assistant D. A. and finally, D.A. Gifford, an enrolled Republican had accepted the Democratic and Conservative party endorsement to run against the incumbent. His campaign was ba^xl on claims that conviclo'd criminals were not receiving harsh enough punishment. And r- also accused the Republican parly of one - parly rule because all county officers "since Ted-'y RosevcK's Bull Moose parly" in the early 1900's haJ been Republicans. However, Besl won, by comfortable margins in most cases, even in towns where voters upset some of their Republican candidates for local offices. For example in lhe Town of Viclor, where several Democrats were cleclcd to local offices, Besl won by a 941 to 683 margin. Koos Wins Over Hayes By 42 Votes Joseph J. Koos last night defeated incumbent George McG. Hayes for a city su]5crvisor post by a margin of 42 voles in what was considered the only upsol in lhe city election races. Koos, a Democrat, had 72S voles lo Republican Hayes' 686 voles, lo become a city supervisor representing Wards 1 and 4. In lhe other cily supervisor contest, incumbent G e o r g e Reed, Republican, · serving Wards 2 and 3, downed his Democratic opponent, Vernon IJ. Brahm, by a vote of 773 to 505. The only two other contests were for cily alderman posls. Renalo G. Vecchi, Republican incumbent in Ward 2 with 367 vntes, won over Eva H. Rigncy Democrat opponent, 286 voles Incumbent Rose A. Cornelia Republican, Ward 3, had 434 voles lo 194 for her Democratic opponent, Robert M. Mallory. Mayor T. Hamilton Kenned; ran unopposed as did lhe fol lowing aldermen. Clifford E Murphy Jr., Wan 1; J. Boyd 'Patterson. Ward 4 Roger C. Avery, Burrall S Case, R. Eugene Kilbury am Carl Miller, aldcrmcn-al-Iarge Democrats Gain GOP Keeps Control Of Supervisors By W. C. D A N N E N B R I N K As a result of yesterday's eleolion, the Republican Parly retains control of the Onlnrlo Counly Board of Supervisors in the two ways that count. County residents elected 14 Republicans and 7 Democrats yesterday. This is a slight increase for the Democrats over lhe present 16 Republican - 5 Democrat makeup of the board. Democrats fated somewhat boiler in the tally of "weighted votes" their representative, 1 ! will have on the board, but Rcnubli- iris still retain a comfortable argln. The seven Democrats will ave a total of 1,155 weighted otcs ami Republicans will have 844. In the present 16-5 split, cpublicans have 3,471 voles id Democrats have only 528. ow Weighted (Supervisors have a number voles proportional to the umber of people they reprc- "I wish to thank the many, many people throughout lhe county who have worked on my behalf and who have made this victory possible." Best,'a former assistant district attorney under Mr. Chacchia and then Robert P. Ken- riedV who was D. A. before being elected county ju'dgc, was appointed as D. A. early thjs year by Governor Rockefeller. He was appointed to fill the vacancy when Judge Kennedy left the office of D. A. f I Today 's Quote Best, Gifford Race TOWNS BEST GIKFORD Bristol 258 113 Canadice - 200 75 Canandaigua - ,, 612 634 E. Bloomfield - 605 4D» Farmington 502 280 Geneva - 581 278 Gorham - 053 377 Hopewell 252 350 Manchester 1155 935 Naples - -- 389 271 Phelps 1043 fi.16 Richmond - 472 261 Seneca ·- 508 225 S. Bristol 225 166 Victor 941 6W» W. Bloomfield 377 25!) Canandaifiua City .- 1195 1513 Geneva Cily 37-11 216" TOTAL 13,710 9,645 GOP Sweep In Geneva GI5NKVA-- Republicans swept all lhe cily offices in Geneva Cily last night and gave Dist. Ally. Willard C. Best about half of his county - wide 4,000-vole margin of victory. The on!y city contests at stake were city judge and three supervisors. The Republican supervisors, all incumbents, won handily. City Judge-- Joseph G. Cailo, incumbenl Republican, 3,198 David N Cohen, (D), 2,939. Supervisor, Dist. 1 -- William F McGowan (R) 1,362; Arthur .1. Palmier! (D), 746. Supervisor, Dist. 2 -- Jackson M DcBoll ( R ) , 1,567; Arne R. Johnson (D), 544. (Johnson had moved from Geneva prior lo the election, bul loo laic lo have his name removed from the ballot.) ·Supervisor, Dist. 3 -- Josepli A Augustine (R), 1,090; Andrew .1. Augustine (D), 520. The count for district altorncy in Geneva was: Best, 3,744; Gilford, 2.031 ;s Democrat and 13) as Conscrva- i l i v a for a tola! of 2,165. CHICAGO (UPI) - Collnguy before Jitdg c Julius J. Hoffman between a prosecutor and "Chicago F.lghl" defcndanl Bohby Scale, who lias been In- sIsHng lie lias no legal representation becauso his lawyer lias been ill since (he begin nlng of lhe trial: "l-cl the record show thai Mr. Scale Is represenlcd-pros ccutor. "May the record show tha I'm a black man too and I'n being railroaded" - Scale. "You ar e making some scr lous charges" . Hoffman. enl. For example, the supcrvi- or from the Town of Ciinadice as only 33 voles in board maters, while the supervisor from ie Town of Manchester has 359 otes.) : The political make-up of lhe ward will be particularly signl- icant when the supervisors con- enc in January to elect a now ward chairman. The contest will be wide open imply Ijecause Philip J. Rowey, chairman of lhe toard the iast 11 years, was defeated in iis bid for rc-eleclion in the Town of Richmond. In actual practice, the board eldom voles along party lines, n fact, the great majority of resolutions and motions are passed unanimously. (Continued OB Page 3, Col. 4) One Voting Machine Had Problems The Ontario County Board of Elections today has to determine what happened to a voting machine in Ward 2, District 1, before releasing official election results. When figures were tabulated last night at the machine, located in the United Church, ft was found that many votes ware registered in spaces where there were no candidates. A precinct worker said there is no way of knowing to whom these votes sliould be attributed. A spokesman at the election board office said the machine was locked up and that officials do nol know about Uie trouble. Unofficial result 1 ! were determined in the Ward 2, District 1, race by assuming votes were cast in succession as the voter went across the ballot. The only contests In the district were for district attorney, one supervisor and one alderman. Six'New' Members Of Supervisors For complete resnllj of to\m office elccllons, see Page 8. At least six "new" faces will be among t!ie "old" ones when tire Ontario County Board of Supervisors holds its first meeting of the new year in January. A few upsets, some major, some mild, doited (lie election results yesterday in Uie 21 contests for seals on the county board. Among the major ones was (lie defeat of Republican Philip J. Rowley of Town of Richmond a member of Hie lxard since 1DG5 and chairman of lhe board for a recoixi 11 years. He was defeated by Henry Klemann, a Democrat. Other supervisors w.lio will not be back when their i«resent term ends on Dec. 31 include: Others Defeated Robert E. Foster of Canan- Saigua Town; Robert Moody of Gorham; and George McG. Hryes of Canandaigua City. All three, like Rowley, are veteran members of the board. (Other .supervisors who wilt not l)e back include Mark Adams of Naples and Adam Di- Gennuro of Victor. Both, men, Republicans, declined to seek re -'election this year.) New faces OH tbc board in January will Include-. Joseph Taelian, who defeated Foster in Canan'daigua Town. Taohan had served In lh« past as a supervisor from Canandaigua City before moving to the town); Harold Mack, wlra defeated Moody in t Gorham; : Klempnn in Richmond; Edward Guinan (A former supervisor wlio returns after an absence of two years) wlv defeated Republican Kenneth Smith In Vio lor; Arthur Hawkins (a former Republican supervisor who returns to the board after a four- year absence) who- ttefeated Democrat Roger Seimctt in South Bristol; and Joseph Koos, a Democrat who defeated Haye» in Canandatgua City. Nccnan'j Close Call TIiere were few really dos« conlcsU lor the supervisor scats. The closest was In East Bloomficld where veteran Democratic E. Neenan supervisor Walter squeezed through with a 26-vote margin over hii Republican opponent John Butler. In Canandaigua City, th« Koos - Hayes margin was tight as the Democrat, Koos, won by an unofficial 42 votes, Victor's Guinan cameo' a 91- vote margin out of the nearly 1,700 voles cast. However, in most races, ttii winners carried comfortable --· ?.nd even vast -- majorities. In the City of Geneva, for example all three Republican incumbents won by margins of nearly two - to · one. The supervisors all were elected lo two - year terms on th« county's legislative body. Th« town supervisors also will serve during that term as tha diief legislative and administrative officer of their town governments. Supervisors Election Results TOWNS REPUBLICAN Bristol - Ward Canadice _ Mastin Canandaigua Fosler E. Bloomfield ,, Butler Farmington -- Ilerendeen Geneva Rundell Gorham -- Mack Hopewell - -- Durkee Manchesler ShekeJI Naples Reed Phelps - Ruthven Richmond - x Rowley Seneca -- Robbin* S. Bristol Hawkins Victor Smith W. Bloomfield .... r .. Coakley Canandaigua City Wards 1 ami 4 Hayes Wards 2 ami 3 Reed Geneva Cily District 1 --- McGowan District 2 DoBoll District 3 J. Augustine VOTES DEMOCRAT Unopposed Unopposed 557 Tachan 515 Neenan 582 Mattice 698 Cosgrova 715 Moody 24« I-oughlin 1,281 Tatro Unopposed Unopposed 330 Klemann Unopposed 234 Sennett 802 Guinan 229 Shafa: KM 773 1,362 1,023 1,090 Koos Brahm Palmier! Johnson A. Augustine VOTEI 541 229 149 43ft 454 S94 439 17$ 893 461 72* 50$ 74* 544 520 x - In the Town"o"r~Riclimrmi, Kdward G. Bacon ran for supervisor as an Independent. total number of voles was 106. '

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