The Ithaca Journal from Ithaca, New York on June 30, 1923 · Page 5
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The Ithaca Journal from Ithaca, New York · Page 5

Ithaca, New York
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Saturday, June 30, 1923
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TTTHACAN IS HELD FOR GRAND JURY CNAUTOCHARGE Percy O. Wood, Arrested Following Series of Mishaps On Trumansburg Road, Alleged to Have Been Driving Car While 1, Intoxicated Se Bail at S500. Cv; - Following his arrest this morning on charges of driving a car while intoxicated, Percy O. Wood, a local in-surance agent, wa3 arraigned before justice of the Peace Dr. H. K. Aiken at Trumansburg about noon today, following a series of mishaps last sight on the Trumansburg road which ended in the ditching of" a Paige tour-fcg car which Wood -was driving. The defendant waived examination ca the advice of counsel and was held in $500 bail for the September Grand Jury by Justice Aiken for violation of Section 290 of the State Highway Law driving a car while intoxicated. Bail wa3 not furnished at the hearing and Wood was returned to the County Jail by Sheriff Skilling. District Attorney Arthur G. Adams represented the People at the hearing. Bail I tor Wood's release was expected to . -1 be deposited this afternoon. i J Wood was placed under arrest at his jprne by Sheriff Fay Skilling who klerved a warrant issued by Dr. Aiken rTYnst night after the Wood car went finto the ditch about half-wav be tween the covered bridge at Halsey-Tille and Jacksonville. Prior to the ditching of the Wood car, eye-witnesses of the accident declared last night that it had narrowly missed two other car3 headed for Trumansburg, in it3 course toward this city. In avoiding these two cars, the Wood machine is said to have swerved into the ditch, nearly hit a fence and telephone pole and then came back into the road before making its final dive into the ditch which resulted in a broken wheel and other damage. The authorities learned soon after the accident that earlier in the evening, a Paige touring car containing two men had been attracting attention hile following an erratic course on the Lodi-Interlaken road and the Wood machine is believed to have been the one in question. Mrs. I. Koreptka, Alleged Shoplifter, Held for Grand Jury Following her return to this city a day earlier than had been expected, Mrs. Irene Koreptka, a former resident of this city was arraigned before Acting City Judge Harry C. Baldwin fa City Court this morning on charges of grand lareeny in the second degree. : Mrs. Koreptka was brought back early last evening from Syracuse by Sheriff Fay Skilling. She was being he!d in Syracuse on charges of shoplifting for which she was also wanted here. Mrs. Koreptka was placed on J, Earole by the Onondaga County offi-als pending the disposal of her case ere after which they will prefer ieir charges against her. At her arraignment this morning. flirs. JvoreptKa waivea examination through her attorney, Eugene Terry, and was held in $1,000 bail by Acting Judge II. C. Baldwin for the September Grand Jury, Pending the furnishing of bail, she was remanded to the Countv Jail. Why be Satisfied with less than a Wiliard Battery? (Threaded Rubber Insulation) Marion Bros.. Inc. Will Operate Soon ITHACA JOURNAL-NEWS, SATURDAY EVENING, JUNE 30, 1923. &TVJ2 WEDDINGS Harkness Dunbar. Miss Ida Mae Harknes and Russell Morris Dunbar of Columbia Cross Roads, Bradford. Pa., were married Thursday at the parsonage of the First Baptist Church by Rev. James H. Gagnier, pastor. They were unattended. Dickinson -Clnm. Miss Ruth A. Dickinson of 304 Ithaca road, daughter of Mrs. S. E. Dickinson of Millerton, Pa., and Gerald H. Clum of Salamanca, formerly of this city, were married at 2 o'clock this afternoon at the parsonage of the First Baptist Church by the Rev. James H. Gagnier. They were attended by Mrs. Ruth Tracey, sister of the bridegroom, and Jason C. Clark of this city. Mr. and Mrs. Clum left on a short wedding trip, after which they will be at home to their friends at 47 Seneca street, Salamanca. The bride has been a stenographer for the Ithaca Paint and Wall Paper Company. The bridegroom, who had been employed in this city by the S. B. Thing &Co.f for the past two years, was recently promoted o manager of of one of their branch stores in Salamanca. Among the pre-nuptial affairs for the bride was a variety shower and dinner given by Mrs. Ralph Dickinson of 304 Ithaca road at her home Thursday evening. Covers were laid for -the following guests: Mrs. Ruth Tracey, Mrs. Lorenzo Clinton, Mrs. Mabel Aiken, Miss Leva Clum, Miss Rebecca Martin, Miss Emma Louise Beardsley and the hostess. Dr. R..M. Vose is Speaker at Morse Noonday Meeting A short outline of the history of surgery was the topic of the weekly Friday noon lecture given by Dr. R. M. Vose to the members of the Morse Industries Association. The lecturer, secured through the efforts of the Educational Committee of the association, gave an interesting review of the history of medicine and surgery from pre-historic time to the present day. Considering the vastness of the subject and the short duration of time 'allowed to the speaker, Dr, Vose made his 20 minutes' lecture so concisely interesting that many in the audience have requested the committee in charge to invite the doctor to speak again before the association. The lectures are held in the cafeteria of the Morse Industries at 12:20 each Friday noon, directly after lunch, and are open to the public a3 well as the members of the Morse Industries Association. Drive is Opened to Obtain Funds for Short Line Purchase MUSICIANS WHO ASK HIGHER WAGE TOLDTO QUIT Local Theater Owners Reject New Salary Scale As Excessive and Plan to Curtail Orchestras Men Claim Attempt To Oust Union. & Don't Let an Accident Find You Uninsured The H. A. Carey Co. "Insurance That Insures" Strand Theater BIdg. Telephone 2162 With 25 days ahead of them In which to raise sufficient funds to purchase the Short Line Railroad property, members of the citizen's and finance committees which have been working to keep the line in operation, opened their drive for funds today, following a meeting yesterday In Auburn at which the general campaign for money was outlined. A mass meeting of all Interested In the retention of the road a3 a connecting link will be held in Genoa on Monday, and backers of the plan to keep the line running were reported today to be optimistic over the prospects of obtaining sufficient money from patrons and shippers along the line to make the purchase. Silent Patriotism Sunday School Topic At First Baptist i The First Baptist Sunday School will inaugurate its series of "Sur-nriso Summer Services" at noon to morrow. These special services are for all the adult classes, tne cnn-dren's classes meeting by themselves as usual. - Sunday's service will be appro priate to the Fourth of July season, it is announced. The topic is "Silent Patriotism," but whether it is address, pageant, play or pictures, is not disclosed. The schedule of services for the summer, including the second week of September, contains, it is claimed, a number of novelties and it Is hoped thereby to keep up interest in the Sunday school sessions at a time when attendance is likely to lag. Chest Pledges for Third Quarter Will Be Due on July 10 Payments of pledges for the third quarterly period of the Community Chest will be due on July 10. Sidney L. Howell, treasurer, is prepared to receive the payments for the forthcoming quarter any time now and urges prompt resopnses to save the expense of postage in mailing out statements. Responses also will be appreciated by Mr. Howell at his office. 202 East State street, from a few delinquents remaining on the books miarfPTlv nerinds endinff on January 10 and April 10 of this year. They are urged to clean up tneir accounts to keep the books clear for the July 10th installment. Early Closing Will Begin Next Monday The aiercnant s xsureau ui Board of Commerce today filed a complete list of all merchants of the citv who have agreed to close their stores at o u uutn. -"w urday during the summer months. . . . - -J (,'n fnf OJirlV TuQ aesignaieu umc . closing is July 2, but owing to the puDiic neeas ovci iuc j- grocers and meat markets will not begin observing the closing movement until July 5. Beginning Mon- day and cintinuing uum oc -15 practically every store in the icty will close daily at 5 o'clock. The decision to observe these hours has been made by parctically every merchant . .. j w tnriiKsfrtal clants in tUA cny auu " . ' . it is said, are also considering early. JosinK Blan3, As the consequence of a revision providing an increase in the wage scale for theater musicians which was made recently by the local Musicians Union, No. 132, of the American Federation of Musicians, nine theater musicians Thursday were given a two weeks' notice to quit by the local theater managers, it was claimed today by the officers of the union. The wage scale which was to go into effect on August 1, requested a weekly wage for vaudeville theater musicians of $42 as compared to the present rate of $34 per week, and for picture house musicians $36 as cpmpared to the present rate which is about $28. The proposed new wage is claimed by the musicians to be not only a fair wage scale but a standard rate which is being received by musicians in other cities. A clause in the revision stated that not less than six musicians and one leader should be used at the theaters and that the contracts for the theater orchestras'must be made on a regular national contract form for a season of not les3 than 40 weeks. In a picture house it was decreed that the orchestra should not play more than 40 minutes out of one hour, or over 30 minutes if continuous, and that musicians for operas, musical shows and burlesque should receive $4.50 for a matinee and $5.50 for night preformances. For dramatic plays musicians ask for the new scale with not less than $3 for matinees and $4 for night performances. If back stage playing was required ?1 per man was demanded andlhe hours for daily playing were not to exceed five hours, exclusive of rehearsals, $1.50 for every hour overtime and time and a half for Sunday work. In a letter to the officers of the local union the board of directors of the Ithaca Theater Company, owners of the Crescent and Strand, stated it was impossible to consider any increase whatsoever, owing to the general decrease of attendance at the performances. On Thursday all musicians at the Strand and Crescent Theaters received two weeks' notice to quit and it is the assertion of the union men that the theaters are planning to use non-union musicians. William A. Dillon, president of the Ithaca Theater Company, today denied that all theater musicians had been given notice of discharge and, commenting on the wage increase sought by the musicians, stated that the increase would amount to $1,000 a year per man or $12,000 for the 12 men which is the usual number carried. He said that the present wage rate only covers an average of four and three-quarters playing a day and that the theaters of this city have demonstrated "that the picture is the thing and not the orchestra." "Music is a great asset," he said, but "if the picture is not satisfying the music will not bring the admission receipts." Mr. Dillon asserted that if the wage increase which is asked were accepted it would mean an advance in admission prices, and this, he said, will not be done. He also added that it was im possible to rent a film for less than $350 to $1,000 for the four-day engagement and that the number of daily admissons at the present time would not permit a wage increase to tho musicians. Moose Members Are Guests At Opening Of Cortland Temple About 40 members of the Loyal Order of Moose journeyed to Cortland last evening to visit the lodge and to inspect the new temple. The Ithaca delegation was welcomed by the officers of the Cortland Lodge, who spoke briefly on the splendid spirit of fraternal co-operation and harmony which made possible their beautiful new home. A short talk followed by one of the former delegates to Moose-hart, 111., detailing the advantages of the educational system, whereby over 12,000 children of deceased members are being educated and trained for their life's work. Several Ithaca officers aitd members responded and a determination was expressed to see the Ithaca- Lodge In a home of its own. A buffet luncheon was served at the close of the business session, followed by a pleasing entertainment of several variety acts, furnished through the courtesy of the Cortland Theater. Charles Go IT Chosen Noble Grand of the Ithaca Odd Fellows rhnrte ttoff was elected noble grand of the local order of Odd Fel lows last night at tneir annual meei-Smith of 220 North Tioga street was elected vice-grand with District Attorney Arthur G. Adams receiving the appointment as rpnresentative to the grand lodge with George M. Downing as proxy representative. Other officers of the order are to be appointed at the next meeting on Friday evening, July 6, when District Deputy Grand Master Frank Gallagher of Dryden will install all of the officers. - HEALTH AXD BEAUTY HINTS Ask for Robertson's Olive Palm Soap. Promotes skio beauty and health. Prevents sunburn and freskles. At your druggist or grocer, 3 for 25c. jne22tjly27 Trust Company Has Supply of Monroe Centennial Coins A supply of half dollars, marking tne centennial of the Monroe Doc trine, which are not only unique in design but in a class by themselves as samples of money issued by the government in commemoration of spe cial historical events, have been re ceived here by the Ithaca Trust Company and will be sold for $1 each, the price decreed by the government. The new half dollars were obtained from Los Angeles and were recently made as part of the national observance of the signing of the Monroe Doctrine in 1823. On one side is a miniature relief map of the western hemisphere in unique design. In the wide open space of the Southern Pacific are. the dates 1823 and 1D23, and between them a scroll and quill pen. At the bottom of the coin is the name Los Angeles, the city which is to celebrate the centennial. The opposite side of the coin bears busts of former Presidents James Monroe and John Q. Adams with their names beneath. On one "side are" the words "In God We Trust," and on the other the date 1923. Above is the inscription "United States of America," and at the bottom "Half Dollar." STATE OF PnmvQ 11V MEDIATE STRIKE FICIAL P Live lobster and shrimp. Shippee the Shad Man, 103 E. prea St. Ad-vertisemeat, " ' V Ithacans were still walking this afternoon as the fourth day of the local trolley strike neared it3 close despite the efforts yesterday of a mediator from the State Department of Labor at Albany to bring about an adjustment of the situation. James McManus. special mediator of the Bureau of Mediation and Arbitration of the State Labor Department, arrived here yesterday morning and in the afternoon listened to the two sides of the question as presented by the strikers and officials of the traction company. In the absence of Mayor Louis P. Smith, Mr. McManus conferred with City Clerk W. O. Kerr and William Driscoll, president of the Board of Commerce, regarding the situation and acquainted himself with local conditions in so far as the trolley strike is concerned. In a statement this morning, Mr. McManus declared that he had arranged for a joint meeting of the citizen's committee named by the mayor, the traction officials and representatives of the strikers this afternoon. At that session the whole situation is to be threshed out and he will endeavor to bring about a settlement which will result in the operation of the cars. While he would not make any comments on the possible outcome of the conference this afternoon, indications were this morning that it would end in a deadlock between the two factions despite the desire of the public to have car service resumed. The men are declared to be firm in their request for not less than 47 cents an hour as part of a sliding wage scale, and the traction officials have stated that they cannot go about 46 cents. Jaeatfjs an& J" tuterals Mrs. Lucy Spauldinp. Mrs. Lucy Spaulding, 89, died at the home of her erand-daiiehter Mrs. A. E. Grant, on the Coddington road, Town of Danby, Friday evening. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Julia; Stevens of the Town nf Danhv and one son, Frank Spaulding of Ithaca. The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the home of her grand-daughter. Mrs. Grant, with burial at Brookton. Dr. Hermann M. Biggs. - Funeral services for Dr. Hermann M. Biggs, former state health commissioner, were held this morning from the Brick Presbyterian Church in New York City. The body wan shipped to Trumansburg where services will be held at the grave in Grove Cemetery at 11 o'clock Sunday morning. DEATH SUMMONS J.G. LAFRANCE I79THYEAR Civil War Veteran, Pioneer Railroad Man and Former Alderman, Succumbs at Daughter's Home Engineer On Auburn Branch Many Years. m ' nr . xt 11 terse utiy iews Miss Louise E. Baker and Miss Gildersleeve of Brooklyn have announced the "opening of a new tea room today, at Dr. Eugene Baker's farm on the upper lake road near Esty's. It is called "the Old Farm House Tea and Gift Shop" and will be under the direct supervision of Miss Baker and Miss Gildersleeve. John E. Watkins of the Town of Dryden has sold through the Fahey Real Estate Agency a parcel of land located on the state highway near Varna to Austin W. Sand of this city who will conduct a nursery farm. Successor to Dr. Lockerby T iVl.E. VAIN WIYUEM OPTOMETRIST . ZUZ tAO I A1A1C SI, Practical usiness School 147-151 E. State St. (3d floor) Ithaca, N. Y. LOUISE II. WILLIAMS Principal Entering classes for summer session or full course, July 2. DIAL 4071 For Detailed Information. "Grey matter handled with care" John G. LaFrance, 78, pioneer railroad employe, Civil War veteran and former alderman, died this morning at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Nora Cummings of 414 Utica street. He had been In ill health for some time. Death was attributed to complications. He had been an invalid since the first of the year. Mr. LaFrance was born in Auburn. F r many years he was an engineer on the Lehigh Valley Railroad and was engaged In the construction of the branch between Athens to Ithaca when the road was first built. He was an engineer on the Ithaca-Auburn run for a number of years. Mr. LaFrance was an alderman from the First "Ward for three years. He was an efficient official and possessed a wide circle of friends, being noted for his jovial disposition. He served in the Civil War and was a member of Sidney Post, G.A-R. The decedent also was a member of Cayuga Hose Company, No. 1; in more recent years a member of the Veteran Volunteer Firemen's Exempt Association, and also belonged to the Ithaca Council, Knights of Colum bus, being a fourth degree knight. He is survived by five sons, Police Captain William J. LaFrance. Matthew A. LaFrance, Warner P. La France of Ithaca and John G. La France, jr., of Wilmerding. Pa., and Marcus J. LaFrance 'of Pittsburgh, Pa.; two daughters, Mr3. Nora Cummings and Mrs. Alice Howland. both of this city, and one sister, Mrs. Helen Morrison of Pittston. Pa. The funeral will be held at 8:30 o'clock Tuesday moning from the residence of Mrs. Cummings, 414 Utica street, and at 9 o'clock from the Church of the Immaculate Concep- tion. Interment will be in Mourr ! Olivet Cemetery. Quality and Chan Distinguish IT 330 "THe most Delicious Tea you can buy State Street Methodist Episcopal Church Beginning Sunday, July 1st, and continuing through July and August, the morning services in this church will be as follows: Sunday School, 10:00-11:00 a. m. Preaching Service, 11:00 a. m.-12:00 m. FISHIXG TACKLE BOAT SUPPLIES Johnson Boat Livery 709 Willow Ave. We handle the Skaneateles Boats. You will find that quality and .construction are the standard in either the row boats, outboard motor-boata or the small sailboats. Call and see one of these boats. LITE BAIT OAKS, TADDLES Dr. W. D. MacJennett Takes Over Practice Of Dr. L. J. Binghair Philadelphia, Pa., has taken over the practice of Dr. L. J. Bingham for the months of July and August, it was announced today. Dr. MacJennett s a graduate pf the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and has for eight years been a member of the faculty. He also is a graduate of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathy. Dr. Bingham will take a much needed rest during the summer months. SPECIAL TRIPS TO Stewart Park 25c each Passenger All Cars Operate From 106 NORTH AURORA ST. Taxi Phone 2480" MAXUDIAN Uncle Sam Needs the Joy of Flowers AFTER THE STRENUOUS EXPERIENCES HE HAS BEEN THROUGH Flowers are so sweet, simple and modest, such a dear touch of nature, that everybody man, woman and child can appreciate their beauty. Let the whole nation now rejoice by placing flowers in their homes. We'll Provide Them In This Town. The Bool Floral Co., Inc. July i-7 "Pay-Up Week" in Ithaca! Begin on Sunday next, July first, by "paying up" your church obligations and continue through the .week to square your accounts with the merchant, professional man or the individual t to whom you are indebted this is the object of "Pay Up. Week" in Ithaca. ETTER BUSINESS BUREAU Ithaca Board of Commerce ii I ,r " "T! "Organized to supply ! I jj l eJTXVi dWrri O business ethics in the qI 1 1 V 4 SjjS fSAWH O j I yt flSn II IL?!LMJL3 community." vSCAJ IIwCjjIJ L

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