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Binghamton, New York
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Tuesday, May 29, 1945
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THE BINGHAMTON" PRESS, TUESDAY EVENING, MAY 29, 1945. Work as Usual in" Area War Plants to. Key Memorial Day Formal Rites To Be Held in Court Square Holiday Travel Jam Not Likely as Thousands Rush War Output STANLEY HILL s-k M lr? Binghamtonians will pay tribute tomorrow. Memorial Day. to those who gave their lives in four wars in the defense of their country. Observance of the holiday here will be marked by: OXE War workers staying at their machines or desks in Triple Cities war plants. TWO Memorial Day ceremonies at Courthouse Square, beginning at 10:30 a. m. THREE Little holiday use of war-burdened transportation facilities for holiday trips. Most major war plants in the Triple Cities planned to operate over the holiday to meet stepped- up war production demands of forces m the Pacific theatre. Spokesmen for railroad and bus lines forecast "little above the ordinary" in holiday travel. They said that discharged soldiers on their way home are making up "a great part" of the current volume of travel and ex pressed relief that Memorial Day this year comes in the middle of the week so that civilians do not -have time for extended trips. 'Short-Haul Flurry A "flurry" of "short-haul" travel to nearly points early tomorrow morning is expected by William D. GENERALLY FAIR Weatherman Thomas E. Reed says you'll probably get a break in the weather tomorrow. It won't be perfect Memorial Day weather, Mr. Reed said, because there will be "some" cloudiness and a "very slight" chance of showers. But generally, he predicted, It will be a fair, cool day with burnt of sunshine between clouds. Taylor, manager of the Greyhound Bus Terminal, Binghamton. - "After that, business is expected to subside to normal," he said. War plants that plan to continue normal operations over the holiday include IBM. Remington Rand, Inc.: Link Aviation Devices, Inc.; Drvbak Com.: Fairbanks Co.. Oza- lid Division. R. II. Titchener & Co.. Stow Manufacturing Co., and National Carbon Co. Camera Plant to Work Ansco Division officials report that all production employes of the camera plant will work tomor-r-w and skeleton crews of the film and paper plants will report. Workers of most firms will receive holiday pay for working tomorrow. Endicott Johnson Corp., although its plants will not operate tomorrow, will grant its workers full pay for the holiday. Employes of the Brewer Titchener Co., will not report for work tomorrow. Somfc Offices Close, Others to Be Open County and city public offices will be closed tomorrow but all Federal offices, excepting the postoffice, will be open. Binghamton schools also will be closed over the holiday and will resume classes Thursday. At Binghamton Postoffice, regular mail deliveries will be canceled for Memorial Day and lobby service windows will be closed. Perishable, war plant and spec-cial delivery mail ".'ill be delivered, however, and outgoing mail will be handled as usual. City Parks to Open Season Tomorrow Binjjhamton's parks will open oi.icially for the 1945 season tomorrow. A band concert at 4 o'clock at Ross Park will highlight the department's observance of Memorial Day. The Binghamton Philarmonic Band will play with Jessie Haist as vocal soloist. Recreation Park's renovated merry-go-round will be in operation. Attendants will be on duty at city playgrounds. While most of the department's facilities have been in operation for the last three weeks, tomorrow marks the official opening. Bathhouses will be the only facility not open to the public. Parks Commissioner N. Marks Bump said rivers were too high and too cold to warrant opening immediately. U. C. T. Delegates Going to Utica Delegations from Binghamton and communities In the Southern Tier will attend the forty-fifth annual business meeting of the Grand , Council of New York State, United Commercial Travelers of America, in Utica on June 1 and 2. The Binghamton delegation will be led by Harry W. Aiken, grand page. Leaders said the program provides for a "strictly wartime con ference with the sessions stream lined to take the minimum of me." The annual dinner will be Satur day night with Glenn Drake of Chicago as the speaker. His sub ject will be "Personality in Busl cess." LAST MAN IN BLUE - Jacob Lester, 97, of 12 Newton Street, Port Dickinson, grips sabre he carried along Southern roads in the war between the states. He is Broome County's only living Civil War veteran,. Last Civil War Veteran, 97, Recalls Quest for Thrills Jacob Lester, who will be 98 next month, still remembers the itch for adventure he had when he was 16. His eyesight. is dim now, but there's no mist over his Schools Mark Memorial Day Memorial Day exercises were held this afternoon in Woodrow Wilson Junior High School and at East Junior High School. Twenty-six servicemen, graduates of Wilson School, were present and honored at the program In the school auditorium. They are: Marines, Pfc. Henry Hrostowskl. Pfc. Chester Hrostowskl, Cpl. Joseph Markovlch, and Cpl. George Zapo-tocky: Merchant Marine, CM William Papawlch; Navy. Robert Kristek, Alex npgan. Joseph Iluriak, William Che-blniak, and Andrew Solak. Also. Army. Sgt. Alex Horsky, Pfc. Harold Sviatyla. Sgt. Albert Nemec, Sgt. Nick Patochniak, Cpl. Paul Sabol, Pvt. Andrew Kinney, Cpl. Harry Pakel. SSgt. John Latta: Sgt. Frank Chebiniak. TSgt. Vladi Toman, SSgt Joseph Toman, FO William Gabor. Pfc. George Junk and Cpl. Michael Kinney. A one-act play, "Thoughts of a Soldier on Memorial Day, 1945," written and directed by Miss Mary Sweeney, was presented. Members of the cast were: James Caciala. Ambrose Ziats, Stephen Kicinski. Francis Tamik, Evelyn Suflita. Roberta Merz. Melania Zapatocky, Beverly Stanek. Florence biavetsky and Margaret Kuzma. Singing of "The Star Spangled Banner" followed the salute to the flag and an orchestra selection. Robert Began was announcer. The program was planned by Mrs. Henry Merz and Miss Anne Suflita, members of the faculty. Music was under the direction of Mrs. James Curley and Mrs. Norman Morris, faculty members. Staging and lights were under the direction o? Felix Rusnak, Jack Sinchak and Fred Vrobel. C. Mossman McLean, a veteran of World War I, .was the principal speaker at the East Junior Memorial Day observance. Tracy C. Prentice sang the "Recessional." Ray Livingston, school president presided. Honored guests were: .Tames Hale, representing Sons' of Union Vtorans: George Russell, representing Spanish War Veterans; Roy Donaldson and Arthur Vonhold. faculty member, and Edward T. Spring-man, principal. World War I veterans; and Andrew Muska and Ben Puglisl, World War II veterans. The stage was decorated with 400 geranium '-lants donated by the students for soldiers' graves. MEMORIAL SERVICE Sidney. May 29 The Sacred Heart Catholic Church will hold a memorial service Wednesday at 9 a. m. for the boys of the parish who have lost their lives in this war. The boys from the parish who have lost their lives are Ralph Arrandale. James Panaro and Herman Hoeggar. Elmira Firm Purchases Building Negotiations virtually had been completed today for transfer of the Morgan Building and annex at 225-231 State Street to Walter L. Gardner, Elmira, new owner of Whipples, Inc. The building is being sold by the estate of John L. Morgan for a consideration of approximately $50,000. it was learned. The main building, which is at the southwest corner of State and Lewis Streets, will be used by the new owner for stock and display of automotive parts and equip ment. The annex is to be used for an automotive machine shop. Whipples, Inc.. which, was purchased by Mr. Gardner early in memory And his memory will be Jogged tomorrow when he puts on his old G. A. R. uniform to appear in Memorial Day services as Broome County's only living Civil War veteran. At least he's promisedf to be on hand for the doings at the Courthouse. He didn't feel up to it last year. He talked today of the restlessness that took him off to war nearly 82 ' years ago, but he remembered, too, that "22 month's of it was enough for me." He still insists on living alone in the home he built at 12 Newton Street, Port Dickinson. Relatives look in on him several times a week, but otherwise he is able to care for himself. Occasionally he walks slowly around the block on the legs that once waded the Potomac, that once spurred his horse down a hill at Martinsburg in a mad charge on the rebels. The sabre he brandished at that West Virginia town is the only material momento he has salvaged out of 80 years. But he doesn't need steel 'In his hand to recall Newmarket or Kernstown or the wild ride up the Shenandoah Valley with the enemy at his heels. Nor has he forgotten the sounds and smells at the hospital in Mar tinsburg, and the sight of a buddy with a bullet hole in his chest. He later went west with the army, but he had had enough of fighting. He held a headquarters job while others were fighting the Sioux. He can't read now, so he listens to the radio. That's how he keeps up with the fourth great war of his lifetime. But war is different now "In those days, there'd be a line of the enemy over there, and a line of us over here," he said "We'd just stand and shoot at each other, and make a charge once in a while." The airplane wasn t even dreamed of in the War Between the States, but it played a tragic role in' Mr. Lester's affairs last October. His only grandchild, PO Louis L. Baldwin, was killed in a naval airplane . accident near Sydney, Nova Scotia. At 97, Broome County's lone Civil War veteran has had more than enough of war. ENROLL AT COLLEGE Oneonta, May 29 Miss Ruth I. Maples, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Maples of 7 Third Street, at.d John C. Eldred, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clifford J. Eldred of 10 Ray mond Avenue, have been enrolled for the summer at Syracuse Uni versity.. Americans are now eating around 1400 pounds of food per person a year. March, has been located at 218-224 Water Street for the last 15 years. Lee Meaker, general manager for the Whipple organization, said stock and equipment are to be moved to the Morgan Building "as soon as possible," he said. The building now is being renovated. The building and annex have a total frontage on State Street of 145 feet. The main building was built about 45 years ago by the Gaylord and Eitapenc Co., Binghamton plumbing supply firm. It was sold about 10 years later to John L. Morgan. His estate has owned the structure since Mr. Morgan's death in 1914. The building has been used HONOR "GOLD STARS"-Tribute was paid to the 48 North High School graduates who have given their life in" the war, at the Memorial Day program today at the school." Left to right, Sally Jewell, speaker; Nick Homa, president of Student Association; David Ludden and Robert McNair, band members; Robert Hoffman, speaker, and Pattie Currie, chairman. P0fi . life13:.' & W1? -pUt" gi jtMfAtr DEDICATION TO WAR DEAD-Roses were fastened to a wreath during the tribute paid today to the 71 war dead of 'Central High School at Memorial Day exercises on the school lawn. Students also presented a "Dedication to Peace" and a "Tribute tO the United Nations." -By a Binghamton Press Photographer. Tribute Paid Dead of A 11 United Nations In Central High SchooVs "Let us pray together on the UniterTNations who have made the supreme sacrifice in defending the cause of freedom and justice." I his is what bgt. G. S. Royal Armored Corps, said today in a "Tribute to the United Na tions," part of the Memorial Day program at Central High School. The ninth annual Memorial Day dedication was held on the school lawn with members of the student body, faculty and relatives of the 71 war dead of the school present. Memorial Day exercises also were held today by students of North High School on the terraces in front of the school. Sergeant Allen, now stationed with ' the British Army Staff in New York City, represented the British Empire. Lt. Raymond E. Springer, Jr., home on leave, represented the United States in the United Nations tribute. "Our American boys have fought bravely in foreign war," Lieutenant Springer said, "and on the widespread battlefronts of the world. Let us not forget their sacrifice nor the sacrifice of soldiers of the other United Nations who are with us in this great struggle." Other United Nations were represented by. Central High students wearing the military uniforms of the respective countries. Speaking for Russia, Martha Rinker said: "In Russia, men and women foueht our common enemy side by side. America has sent us valuable aid in our struggle. Pray with us for the men and women of Russia who have given their lives In this ordeal." Speaking for China, Joseph Perez said: "America's help has been a potent force in preventing our nation's complete destruction by our common enemv. We loin vou in praying for American soldiers who have died on Chinese soil, and for sons of China who have perished defending free dom." Speaking for , France, Thomas Muscatello said: "The sons of France have eiven their lives to preserve our liberty most dear. American soldiers and soldiers of other Allied nations have died on French soil in helping us to reclaim this liberty cherished so highly." The program also included a .principally as a warehouse in re- cent years. It earlier was used by wholesalers. The main building has 56,000 square feet of space and the annex, 5,000 square feet. It has three elevators. The automotive firm employs about 45 persons. Assessed valuation of the main building, which has a depth of 80 feet, is $36,000. The annex, a one-story .structure, is assessed at $5,700 and has a depth of 85 feet. Listed as administrators of the John L. Morgan estate are a sister, Gertrude, M. Bennett: a son, Edward P., both f Binghamton, and a niece, Dorothy, of Philadelphia, Pa. Memorial Day for sons of all Allen, a member of the British "Dedication to Our Past Years of Peace," a "Dedication to Future Peace," and a "Dedication to the Dead of Central." Tribute was paid to members of the armed forces from North High School and the 48 who have given their lives in the war at the program there today. Pattie Currie read the tribute and taps were sounded. Robert Hoffman read the Gettysburg Address, accompanied by the schobl band. The student body sang "The Star-Spangled Banner." Sally Jewell spoke on the school's participation in the community's observance of Memorial Day, such as purchasing flowers for soldiers' graves. Grayson Hinman read a poem, "Tarawa," written by John Kleske, a senior at North High. The program was sponsored by the Student Council. Nine Attendants For .Playgrounds Preparatory to the opening of the summer parks season Wednes day, Mayor Walker B. Lounsbery has appointed nine playground attendants and a life guard. The playground attendants receive $4 a day and the life-guard, Betty McGowan of 32 Louisa Street, receives $5.10. Appointed attendants were: Perry Hall, 99 Robinson Street; Evelyn Potak. 219 Front Street; Mabel Williver, 58 Fairview Avenue; Mary Martone, 30 Kenwood Avenue; Alice VanDerbeck. 8 Broad Avenue; Anna Ritz, 3 Mozart Street: Virginia Cahill. 27 Tompkins Street: Mary Herman. 20 Mill Street; and Helen Dorko, 43 Elm Street. LODGE CONTRIBUTES Calumet Lodge. Independent Order of Odd Fellows, will contribute $10 to the Binghamton Memorial Auditorium Fund, in behalf of each its 11-members in the armed forces, as follows: Edgar J. Hitt. Leith A. Dindow, C. Gray, C. B. Wood, Raymond Heg-gelike, J. J. Anderson, Fred Keim, Virgil Spencer, H. A. Smith. Jr., K. VanValkenburg and George F. Wickizer. 7-5722 Memorial Rites $21,000 Is Price For Factory Site Consideration paid for the East Side factory site acquifed by the Kobert Gair Co., Inc., was approxi matIy $24,000, according to tax stamps on a deed filed with the County Clerk's office. Announcement of the purchase of the four and one-half acre site from the Delaware & Hudson Railroad was made last week. The firm, which has headquarters in New York City, said it planned to construct a $750,000 plant for the manufacture of corrugated paper products. KANE IN HOSPITAL Lawrence J. Kane, 56 Chestnut Street, a general "contractor, today was under observation in Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital where he was taken Saturday night. Dr. Johji J. Breivis, attending physician, said Mr. Kane had been ailing for a few days but that his condition today was regarded "favorable." ',$prrb -diamond engagement rittg in exquisitely styled I4K gold setting. $24.50 CrZ?r to $1,000 The House of - iMM bfDOCi fflEO ft G3MB METRO-SACKS The Home -of Fine Jewelry and Clothing 48 COURT STREET, BINGHAMTON 1418 North Street, Endicott J. ROY WILtiUR WILLIAM E. MYERS THREE WAR PERSPECTIVE-Binghamton veterans of three wars recall, on the eve of Memorial Day types of shells-used by American troops since '98. Mr. Wilbur, a Spanish-American war veteran, locks over a one-pound mortar shell of his army fombat days; Mr. Hill, World War II veteran, a bazooka shell used in the present war, and Mr. Myers, a 75 mm. ; Shell Of 1917-18. -By a Binghamton Pres Photographer. City to Honor Its War Dead In Program at Courthouse Memorial Day services in Binehamton tnmnrrnw will be highlighted by a public ceremony at Courthouse Square in which the city's patriotic organizations will Starting at 10:30 a. m., the will include ritual in memorv of the war dead of the Civil and Spanish-American Wars and World Wars I and II. Tribute also will be paid to the memory of the late President Roosevelt. Principal speaker at the ceremony will be the Rev. Percy F. Rex. rector of Trinity Memorial Episcopal Church. His topic will be. "Lest We Forget." Music will be provided by Instrumental and vocal organizations of Central High School. The -drum corps of Binghamton Post 80. American Legion, also will participate. Talks also will be given by Mayor Walker B. Lounsbery and Representative Edwin A. Hall. A memorial service will be held at 2 p. m. tomorrow in SS. Cyril and Method Cemetery, Johnson City, by members of First Ward Post 1254, American Legion. A flag will be presented to the cemetery at that time by Joseph Varsik, post commander and will be accepted by the Rev. Cyril Orendac, pastor . of St. Cyril's Church. , Police Post 1227, American Legion, will place. a wreath at the memorial plaque in South Side Park tomorrow. Wreaths also will be placed by patriotic organizations at Memorial Bridge and Memorial Circle, according to Franklyn E. Liver- rfoche, executive secretary of Post 80. 62 Are Initiated By Kalurah Shrine fcixty-two new members were initiated in Kalurah Shrine at the spring ceremonial of Kalurah Tem ple, last night. following a business session, dinner was served by Service Chapter 618, Order of the Eastern Star. A street parade was held, fol lowed by drill team exhibition. Ritualistic ceremonies and in itiation were under the direction of Norman A. Boyd, past potentate. The second section of the cere monies was conducted by the "Kalurah Wrecking Krew," under the direction of Harry Slagle and Ernest E. Smith. The diamond ring with which you ' repress your devotion to the girl you love is infinitely more than "just a ring" It is the enduring symbol of something very pre-' cious to you both. As such ji should be chosen carefully . . , bought from a jeweler whom you 'can trust implicitly for quality value and integrity."' Friendly Credit Courthouse Square services Publishers Wife Dies at Hospital Mrs. George H. Kelly of 8 Livingston Street, wife of George H. Kelly of Calkin-Kelly Directory Co., publishers of ihe city directory died in Lourdes Hospital last night after a short Illness. Mrs. Kelly was a member of the Rosary Society of St. John the Evangelist Church, and a former grand regent of the Catholic Daughters of America. Besides her ' husband, she is survived by a daughter, Margaret, and a sister, Mrs. Patrick J. Mc-Tighe of Binghamton. The body was removed to the McDevitt Bros. Funeral Home. 88 Front Street, and will be taken to her home Wednesday afternoon. Funeral arrangements will b made later. eA to Wards I JCH- . ,. if voo haven u , give it the speca. it needs in our n- storage vaults. . u jfe from aa- : moths and urn- i uyi" 1 mer heat. Well it against fire ana men, I at lowest rates l .prices start at 2.00 for a coat valued at. mm mmv&m i a 4 w - 36-38 Main St. Phone 4-2121

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