The Post-Standard from Syracuse, New York on December 21, 1965 · Page 37
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Potato Soup for Dinner ·*,'/*' Battle of Bulge Vet Spent Christmas Eve in POW By DOROTHY KEES1NG WATERTOWN- Christmas Is the time of remembering, and for Bill Adams of 13G2 Sherman St. it brings back memories of 20 years aso when he spent Christmas Eve in a barn as a prisoner of war. Bill was a staff sergeant in the 28th Signal Company of the 28lh Infantry which participated in the Battle of the Bulge on Dec. 16, 19M. The outfit was in Willz, Lux- e m b u r g, Germany 20 miles from Bastogne, when it was being surrounded by the enemy. They heLd off until Dec. W when most of the outfit pulled out, leaving about 200 of Headquarters Co. to destroy records. On the 19th, as they were leaving, he and 10 other men of his outfit were captured by German paratroopers. Bill said the Germans were dressed in white uniforms and could not be seen in the snow. Of the 11 who were captured, two escaped and nine were taken prisoner. He remembers (hat on Ohrist- mas Eve, he was held captive in a barn with about 100 other- prisoners. Their Christmas dinner consisted of potato soup, made from one potato. However, the German guards outside had killed a beef, and it was being roasted near the barn. All the prisoners got was the smell of it cooking. They were marched on foot to their first prison camp, Staleg 12A, at Limburg, Germany, and arrived there Jan. 9, where they remained until Jan. 20. The next prison camp was Staleg 13C at Hammelburg. They were taken by train where they remained until March 28. After a four day march, they arrived at their third prison camp, Staleg 13D, Nuremberg, where they remained until ApiiJ and were then transferred to another prison camp. Slaleg 7A, : a t Mooseburg, near Munich. The men arrived there April 18 where they remained until they were liberated May 28. However, Adams said, they were not freed after the liberation but were held at the camp for another week until VE day May 8, 1945. A f t e r VE day, they were flown out to LeHavre, France, and were taken to Camp Lucky Strike. Adams said they were not treated badly, except for receiving very little food or medical care. At the time of his capture, he said he weighed about 160 pounds. When he was liberated his weight was less than 100 pounds. He said the Germans did not try to brainwash them. The guards' main duly was to control the prisoners. The prisons consisted of old stables or barns, most of them infested with lice and bed bugs. They had a wood burning stove for heat, but had to cut their own wood for burning. They were taken out on details by the guards lo cut the wood. One blanket was given each man Their beds consisted of straw mats. Adams sait! they were fortunate lo have cold water in the camps, and with this they washed and did their laundry. He said near the end of the war when the Germans knew they were losing, they received better treatment and American Red Cross food was allowed to be brought in from Switzerland. Although the prisoners were separated at every change of camps, Adams said a buddy of his. Everett Bruster, of Moravia, happened to be sent to the same ones. They have continued t h e i r friendship over the 20 years since those prison days, and make a point of meeting at least once a year. Adams said one thing that remains vivid in his memory is the Iwo car toads of Christmas gifls from home that arrived Dec. 16 at Wiltz. The presents were left in the cars to be distributed to the men on Christmas day. However, the Germans took over before Christmas, and also took over the Iwo car-loads of gifts. Adams is the son of Mr. and M r s . Fred Adams of Pillar Point. He graduated from Dexter High School and attended the George Hall Trade School at Ogdensburg for two years. In 1940 he was employed by the New York Telephone Co., and was drafted into the U.S. Army In 1942. He joined the 28th I n f a n t r y Division at Camp Livingston, La., and was later transferred t o Camp Picket, Va., then to Boston, Mass., for embarkation to Germany. After his discharge from the service in 1945 he went back to the telephone company, and is presently serving as assistant engineer. He married the former Marilyn Kraus of Watertown in 1947, and the couple have three children, Martha, 16; Linda, 15, and Stephen, 11. Variance Denied Court Says Zone Board j Violated Ithaca Laws ITHACA -- A four-month Su preme Court battle ended Mon day in victory for the plainfif Stewart Stcin f in the decision o Justice Harold E. Simpson an nulling the Aug. 23 decision the Board of Zoning Appeals t allow the East Buffalo Develoj ment Co. to expand by 50 pe cent. T h e decision, made publl Monday, was based on the jus tice"s belief that "the zonin board's action is not only incon sistent with and thwarts the leg i s l a t i v e intent expresse db Common. Council, but is viola tiveofit" The developers, controlled b t h e Atte Ruuspakka family may appeal the decision. The must contain their R-3 zone apartment house to 24 units, th maximum allowed under nor mal zonmg, rather than the proposed 36 units. Simpson stated: "It was ncv er intended that the Board o Zoning Appeals should have th power to grant exceptions o variances in violation of the leg i s l a t i v e intent expressed b; change has occurred in this dis trict which warrants more hous ing and more congestion, it is Dr. Hart Succumbs In Ohio CAZENOVIA -- Dr. Edward B. Hart, formerly of Caicnovia ; d i e d Sunday in Middletown; Ohio after a short illness. Dr. Hart was an osteopathic physician many years in Brooklyn before he retired and moved to Cazenovia in 1950. He moved to Monroe, Ohio In 19G4. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Dorothy Collins Hart; a brother, Herbert B. Hart of Kissimmee, Fla.; a sister, Mrs. Frank Rissler of St. Petersburg, Fla., and several nieces and nephews. Services will be Wednesday in Monroe, Ohio, Burial will be in Xenia, Ohio. Contributions may be made to the Osteopathic Pro grcss Fund, care of American Osteopathic Society, 213 E. Ohio St., Chicago, III. Five Sites Listed as Landmarks WASHINGTON (AP - Fiv sites in New York, two of them upstate, have been declared eli gible for designation as Regis ;ered National Historic Land marks by Secretary of the In terior Stewart L, Udall. The sites are: Lewis Miller Cottage, Ohau tauqua Institution, Chautauqua Thomas Moran House, Eas Hampton. Morrill Hall, Cornell Universi ty, Ithaca. William Sydney Mount House Stony Brook. T h e New York Public Library, New York City. Lewis Miller, an Akron, Ohio businessman, -was a co-founder of the Chautauqua Institution. His prefabricated cottage was erected in 1875 and -was remo- delled in 1922. Thomas Morn 1837-1926 was me of the first painters to de- tict natural scenes of the West. Morrill Hall was the original university building at Cornell Completed in 1868, it remain essentially unaltered. William Sydney Mount 1807!68 was known fo'r his paint- ngs of the social scene and for lis realistic paintings of rural life. The New York Public Library t Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street ontains seven million volumes nd a vast collection of manu- cripts and rare books. The li- rary building was constructed ehveen 1899 and 1911. Death Ruled As Natural P O R T HENRY -- Esses County Coroner Onslo Gordon has ruled the death of a 48-year- old Essex County man as due lo natural causes. Dr. Gordon said that Dcnccl Severance died of 3 heart attack. His death came under slate p o l i c e investigation after he slumped over the wheel of his car while driving home from ice fishing Saturday morning with his 11-year-old nephew. Troopers of the Port Henry patrol said that Scverencc and the boy had been ice fishing at Indian Lake near Minerva, when Severence fell through the ice. He managed to get free and started driving home. However, h" rlrove m1y a short distance before suffering the fatal heart attack. Of S Unit Elects Officers at Party ONEIDA -- Members of Ach- mctha Chapter, OES, combined their annual organization meeting with a Christmas party, M r s . Esther Hafford was e l e c t e d matron and Lester Chapin was re-elected patron. M r s. Hafford succeeds Mrs. Cordelia Clukies, retiring matron. Other officers are: Mrs. Beverly Collins, associate matron; Mrs. Abbie Gcer, secretary; Mrs. Flossie Tumbull, treasurer; Mrs. Alice Lindslruth, conductress, and Mrs. Maude Feldmann, trustee for three years. Life memberships were presented to Mrs. Eva Fryer and Mrs. Ethel Eekhard. The newly-named officers will be formally Installed at Use Jan. n meeting In the Masonic Tent pie. for the Common Council , . , remedy. "It is not a function of th Board of Zoning Appeals b r e a k down, by a varianc here, an exception there and dispensation elsewhere, the leg islative plan of the Council." Drum to Host Top Priority Penn Division CAMP DRUM -- One of the nation's top priority divisions o n an accelerated training program, Pennsylvania's 23th Infantry Division, will hold its summer training June 18 to July 2, at this military instal- ation, It was announced Monday. This would-be the first time n five years that the 15,000 member National Guard unit would be able to train at one military establishment. Previously the infantry and special units trained at Camp A.P. Hill, Va., while the artil- .cry and armor units trained at Camp Pickett. Va. T h e division will replace New York's 77th Statue of Liberty Division, which is being :liminated in the training program. Thieves Take Milk Tanker NORWICH -- A switch in moor vehicle theft was seen early Honday when someone took a arge milk tank truck which had een left running near the War Department's filter plant The truck belongs to the C E Milk Hauling Co. Police said o one reported hearing the ve- ycle being driven away. Police are continuing investi- ation. . Peer ies at 67; Witness Exercise Three congressional reservists from left, Robert T. Stafford, Vermont, Samuel S. Stratton, New YorJk, and Charles McC. Mathias Jr., Maryland, witness the amphibious assault phase of exercise PHIBASWEX 1-65/PHIB- MEBLEX 2-65 with the exercise com- mander Rear Admiral Earl R. Crawford, commander of Amphibious Group Two. The three congressmen are members of the Naval Reserve and were on two weeks active duty for training during the exercise. Physics Expert at CU J 1 ITHACA - Prof. Cart W. Gartlein, 63, of 89 Graham Rd., died unexpectedly Monday at s home. He was an associate research professor in physics at Cornell University and a leading international authority on the aurora. Prof. Grallein was associated with Cornell for 41 years, hav- ng served as a graduate in- tructor in physics until he re- eived his doctorate in 1929, vhen he joined the research laff. He was named associate pro- Cars Crash; Seven Hurt NORWICH -- Seven persons were injured in a headon collision late Sunday when a car driven by Hubert Merchant, 37, essor in physics in 1962, after of McGraw collided with a car olding positions as curator an operated by Robert A, Brooks, hysics, superintendent of tech-24, tf Binghamton. The accident ical service personnel, techni- at adviser for research and fa- ilities, and acting associate re- earch professor. Surviving are his wife, Helen fart Gartlein, a son, Christoher C. Gartlein of Ithaca; and wo daughters, Mrs. Caroline II. ook of Thornton Hill and Mrs. Delight Bosworth Of Marlboro, H. Services will be at 10 a.m. Area Weather Tuesday, partly cloudy and cold with chance of an occasional snow flurry. Higli In opper teens ant! 20s. Further outlook; Considerable cloudi- n e s s and not so cold on Wednesday. Wednesday at St. John's Episcopal Church, the Rev. Warren Traub, officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Grove Cemetery. There are no calling hours. The Wagner Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. occurred between Pitcher and Linckaicn. I n j u r e d were Hubert Mer- :hant, contusions of chest and leg; Marjorie Merchant, 28, contusion of left leg; three of their children, Marjie, 5; Gerry Ann, 7, and Beverly 4, all of whom suffered head lacerations. Brooks suffered head injuries, and Miss Arlecn Thompson, 21, of New Woodstock, suffered a compound fracture of the right arm and possible leg fractures. All of the injured were taken to Cortland Hospital. YULE PARTY CORTLAND -- A Christmas party for children of the Ki- wamans will be held at 6:15 .m. Tuesday Restaurant. at Comando's eaker Scheduled CORTLAND -- D r . Murry Banks will speak Jan. 29 at the annual Junior Chamber of Comm e r c e Distinguished Service Award Dinner in Hotel Cortland. D r. Banks will speak on "What to do Until the Psychiatrist Comes." This talk is said to be one of the most popular in the world and has been given in every English-speaking nation. Dr. Banks is a former visiting professor of psychology at Farleigh Dickinson University and tuUj professor of psychology at Long Island University. He headed the Psychology Department at Pace College, New York City, for five years. Critics say Dr. Banks com- INTERLAKEN -- Mrs. Telm R. Peer, f.7, of Interbken RD long active in fraternal affair died early Monday at Tompkin County Memorial Hospital fo lowing a long illness. Services will be at 2 p.m ) Thursday at the Hurlbut Fune: a 1 Home. The Rev. ChosU Zogg, pastor of the Sheldrak Methodist Church will official Burial will be in Maple Grov Cemetery, Horseheads. Calling hours are 2-4 and 7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday a the funeral home. Surviving are her husbant Lawrence F. Peer, at home three daughters, Mrs. Eichar Babcock of Elmira, Mrs. Fred rick Clark of South Trenton a n d Mrs. Jack Goodwin Dansville; three sons, John Elmira, David of North Las Ve gas, N. Y., and Lawrence Cureax, an Air Force staff ser g e a n t presently on duty i France; two sisters, Miss Vern Cooley of Morris, Pa., and Mrs Clark Kahler of Muncy, Pa.; 2 grandchildren and one grea grandchild. A native of Elmira, Mrs. Pee was a member of the Sheldrak Church, Interlaken Grange 160 Interlaken Chapter 335 of th Eastern Star, Bernice Rebeka Lodge 333 of Lodi, Past Nobl Grand Club of the Beraiee He- bekah Lodge, and of Hall's Cor ners home demonstration unit. A memorial service will b held at 8 p.m. Wenesday at th funeral home by Bernice Rebck ah Lodge. OFFICES CLOSING EARLY ONEfDA -- Offices in city liall will be closed Friday. City C l e r k Mrs. Marie A. Whitcombe, says. The city clerk's office will remain open until G p.m. Thursday. , MVCC Taps Fitzgerald As Registrar UTECA -- Donald Fitzgeral has been named registrar an director of institutional researc at Mohawk Valley Communit College, Dr. Albert V. Payne president, announced. Fitzgerald comes to MVCC from Teachers College, Colum bia University, where he wa working for the doctor of educa tion degree in higher educalior administration on a Kellogg Fel bines the speaking ability ofiowship. He received his AB Will Rogers and Bob Hope while being a leader in the field of psychology. The Jaycee award is given annually to a Cortland resident 35-ycars-old or younger who has made outstanding contributions to the community. Nominations a r e being accepted for the award. from Oberlin College and the M Ed. from the University of Ver mont. Prior to starting work on hi doctorate, Fitzgerald was dean of students and professor of his tory at Berkshire Communitj College, Pittsfield, Mass. He ha nad industrial experience wit: the General Electric Co., and s e v e r a l other manufacturing concerns. CHRISTMAS CONCERT M c G R A W -- The Annua Christmas Concert by the musi department of McGraw Centra School will be in the auditorium at S p.m. Tuesday. Board Plans Final Meet WATERTOWN -- The Jefferon Couily Board of Supervi- ors will conduct its final meet- ng of the year at 11 a.m. Tues- ay at the Jefferson County Of- ce Building. At the Jan. 3 meeting, the eadership will change ftands to 2th Ward Supervisor Kenneth F, Rogers, Reservists Meet Admiral Three Congressional reservists met with Rear Admiral Earl R. Crawford, left, commander of Amphibious Group Two, and Brig. Gen, John Booker, commanding general of 4th Marine Expilionary Brigade, upon reporting for doty with Task Force 184 for two weeks' active dnly for training. The task force was conducting a routine training exercise, PHIBASWEX 1-65 PH1BMEBLEX 2-65 under tne Tactical Command of Admiral Crawford. The Congressional reservists arc LCDR Robert B, Dtmcan, Oregon; Capt. Robert T, Stafford, Vermont, and Capt, Samuel S. Stratton, New York. LOCALi NEWS George K. Swayze, State Editor George R. Carr, Asst. _ ITHACA · CORTLAND ··^^-^--_-- _·""----- _n 6 THE POST-STANDARD, Dec. 21, 1965 Retired Teacher AL Post Receives CORTLAND -- A former post commander and retired high school teacher has given Corl- land City Post 489, American Legion, a four-foot painting for its new building which is to be constructed on outer Tompkins St. near Lcvydale section. Floyd M. Walter, former In duslrial arts teacher at Cortland Junior-Senior High School, has given the work of art--an original pall etc knife scene near East Homer, his residence, Walter took up painting and art several years ago and has exhibited his works at several places. He and his wife are noted for their miniature landscape scenes for their personal Christmas greeting cards. The East Homer resident has played important parts in the life of the Cortland City Legion post. He was one of its original founders and assisted in locating the post home at the Grant St. and Port Watson St. locations. The post has sold its building at Port Watson and is building a new post home on Tompkins St. Delay Arraignment J o Of Accused Ithacan ITHACA -- The IB-year-old Ithacan charged with first de g r e e manslaughter after a three-year-old boy died Friday was arraigned Monday in Citj ourt. Clyde A. Cornell, 202 Flora Ave., received an adjournmen [or one week in order to obtain counsel. Top Ovid Central As Center for Fitness Progam OVID -- The Central School is one of those selected to be demonstration center for the President's Council on Physical Fitness. T h e demonstration center schools were selected for the council by the State Department of Education on the basis of providing outstanding physical activity and health programs and fitness testing services. Coordinating plans for Ovid Central School Is Fred BJeiler, director of health, physical education and recreation. Pupils Await Yule Recess CORTLAND -- Wednesday will be the final day of school 'or area school children and faculty members before the annual Christmas vacation. Schools will be closed from Thursday to Tuesday, Jan. 4. The City Board of Education office will be closed Thursday and Friday and Dec. 31. The office will be open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and on Jan. 3. Office hours are 9 to 12 and 1 to 4 p.m. Canastota Chatter By JHIKKI RUSSO Tlic S t u d e n t Council has aunchod a campaign to send liiartcrs to little Bobby Spels. Bobby is the son of Raymond nd Phyllis Spcis, 213 E. Hickoy St. He is 2^ years old and as acute leukemia. "Quarters for Bobby Day" 'ill be Wednesday with pupils n d teachers in grades 7-12 skcd lo contribute quarters. Monday afternoon, Bobby was dmittcd to Crouse Irving Hos- ital, Syracuse. In spearheading "Quarters for iobby Day", the pupils and fa- ally of Canaslota J-jn:or-Ser,ior igh School want to help Bobby nd (he Spcis family as much s they can. They want them to elicve that "good will to men' means more than just words, The Joyflos eight-day Jewish cstlval of Hannkkah, commemorating the rededlcatton of the mple In ancient Jerusalem d the victory of the Macca- bees Over (he Syrian King An- ochus more than 2,000 years go, began at sundown Satur- ay. In homes soil houses of wor- hip, * candle will be lighted on ach o! the eight days on the anakfcah menoratr or holy can- «1 b r · n m, wWcli In a lane cnse symbolizes efce quest for elisions freedom over the cen Ties. BIRD CLUB MEETS CORTLAND -- The county rd clnb meets at 8 p.m, Tues- ay at F. B, Smith School. P o l i c e said Samuel L. Slaughter, 3, son of Mrs. Isabel Slaughtere, also of 202 Floral Ave., succumbed after a beating. The boy, police said, was left in the care of Cornell and his wife, Donna, 16, while Mrs. Slaughter was at work. Police arrested Cornell after the child died. T h e accused remained in Tompkins County jail in lieu of 52.500 bail. Deaths HAROLD HAKVEY SMITH ITHACA - Harold Harvey taith. 58, of 217 5. Plain St., died unexpectedly Saturday in ^ompkins County Hospital. He was the chef at the Finger lakes Race Track clubhouse and had previously worked in hat capacity many years at the thaca Hotel, Cornell Universi- y, and Thcta Delta Chi fraternity. Surviving is his wife, Mrs. :hattic S. Smith. Services will be 2 p.m. Tues; a y at the Herson Funeral tome, the Rev. Lewis Cunningham officiating. Burial will be n Lake View Cemetery, I ADVERTISING SALESMAN Large daily publication has need for person residing in Cortland to represent them to local accounts. Ideal for supplemental income as it can be handled in a'few daytime hours each day. Desire applicant have some selling experience, car. For further details ·write: Box Y-500, Post* Standard,Syracuse,N.y.

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