The Post-Standard from Syracuse, New York on April 11, 1970 · Page 24
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The Post-Standard from Syracuse, New York · Page 24

Syracuse, New York
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Saturday, April 11, 1970
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Main Street Hit Third Time Malone Fire Damage Exceed $1 Million MALONE - Residents of Malone, who in the last'sever- al years have seen two sections of their Main Street business area ravaged by fire, gazed unbelievingly Friday at the smouldering remains of three more business establishments, at the smoke-stained windows of three other business places and at the void over two of the destroyed buildings where there formerly had been apartments and business offices. As dawn broke Friday firemen who had been at the scene since 11:21 p.m. Thurs-. day were desperately battling to keep the still-dangerous blaze from spreading eastward toward the business * houses and offices leading directly to the seven-story Flan- agan Hotel, a Malone landmark. Despite an outbreak of fire in the roof over "this area at about 9 a.m., firemen were able to bring the new threat under control and by noon Friday it appeared the weary firefighters had won their battle. No official estimate of the loss was available, but indications' are it will amount to more than $1 million. Completely destroyed were Lee's J)onut Shop where the blaze originated, the Kate Norcross Dress Shop and Dufrane Motor Sales. * Sustaining extensive smoke and water damage were Mar-ions Restaurant, Immerman .Jewelers and the ..Western · * i Auto Store. Routed from their apartments over the donut and dress shops were several families. With the fire threatening the Flanagan Hotel, all of its occupants were evacuated. The hotel reported approximately 30 persons left the building, most of them permanent residents in the hotel's apartments and nearly all elderly. A short distance to the west of the fire area the Franklin ·County Social Services and Civil Defense Departments' building also was threatened, .and employes of those units' carried out their records, files and equipment. The material and equipment^ were returned Friday morning, however, and both departments were at'nor- mal operation during the day. The stench of smoke hung ^ over much of the village, seeping into homes, offices and business . places. The acrid aroma was whipped eastward ¥ · at the height of the blaze by a strong west wind, rousing many residents from sleep. .It was this same wind that \ sent sparks soaring onto nearby roof tops, igniting several of them and sending firemen scurrying to these areas-of danger .to. dispose of the new threats. A number of. business. men and their employes stood a night-long vigil on their rooftops to make sure no. fire · broke out from the swirling embers. . . It also was this same wind that apparently triggered the most devastating phase ofty blaze. At approximately. 1:30 a.m. it appeared the flames would be confined to the Donut Shop. But at about 2 a.m. the smoke belching from the Donut Shop windows suddenly turned to. flame, arid with lightning-like; speed the building housing Dufrane Motor Sales was a wall of fire. As the inferno raced toward the rear of the structures, the ·roof tops began v to collapse. Debris plunged into the fiery interior, sending flames spiraling upward where they were caught by the wind and tossed over the rooftops to the east. . Joining the 11 fire departments from Franklin County, which were ' already at the scene, were a snorkel unit from the Saranac Lake Fire Department, some 50 -miles away, and an aero-scope from the Massena department, 37 miles from Malone. With this equipment, firemen were able to go over the tops of the burning buildings and four water directly on the source of the flames. Presence of the equipment was credited with being a major factor in bringing the fire under control. In charge of the fire fighting operation was Malone Village Fire Chief Leo Hosier, Also at the scene throughout the night was Franklin County Fire Coordinator Elton Cappiello of Ft Covirigton. . Departments present in addition to the Malone village unit and the Saranac Lake and Massena departments were : the Malone call firemen and t h e volunteer departments from Bangor, B r u s h t o n , Moira, Chateaugay, Burke, Constable, Ft. Covington, St. Regis Falls and Owels Head- Mountain View. With traffic on Main Street and adjoining Elm Street completely halted by hundreds of feet of fire house and firefighting equipment until almost noon Friday, school officials ordered classes cancelled . to- avoid any further traffic congestion which the. school buses would create. Assisting in traffic control were, village and state police, volunteer firemen, border patrolmen and civilian volunteers; The cause of this tragedy? Smoking in bed. That was the report issued by Chief Hosier Friday morning. ri Hosier said the fire originated in living quarters under the Donut Shop. Firemen said when they arrived at fhe rc?T the owner of *he Donut Shop, 41-year-old Lee rtaker, was outside the rear of the building, advising them the basement was in flames. Baker later was arrested by village police and charged with public intoxication. He was arraigned before Village Police Justice James Dobie, .pleaded guilty and was fined $10. h It was estimated there were 28 pieces of fire fighting equipment and approximately 200 firemen involved in the massive operation. Despite the ever-present danger firemen faced, only three injuries were reported, none of a serious nature. . Guests at GAFB · B * Air Explorers from the 240th Air Explorer Squadron were guests at Griffiss Air Force Base and the 49th . Fighter Interceptor Squadron recently. The Explorers were briefed on the F-106 and the Aerospace Defense Command by the 49th FIS Information Officer, Capt. W. A. Gowell. The group then saw the supersonic F-106 Delta Dart at first hand. The 240th · f Air Explorer Squadron is made up from Rome-Utica area boys and sponsored by Mohawk Airlines at the Oneida County Airport. William Bayly is coordinator for the group. Library Trustees Hospital Fund Plan Open House ' MORRISVILLE - T h e board of trustees of the Morrisville Village Library will host an open house from 2 to 5 p.m. Tuesday at the library. The obsevance is part of the agenda for National Library Week. On display will be new books as well as records, magazines and talking books. Also on exhibit will be William Hough- tons History of Morrisville. There will be a number of old .pictures on display from the Southward collection that library trustees would like to h a v e help in identifying. Refrshments will be served. The trustees are: Mrs. Calvin Dunkle, Mrs. Emerson Tucker, Mrs. Carl Franklin, Mrs Mose Burdick and Dr. William Helmer. Mrs. Robert Griffiths is librarian. · Girl Scout Troops Plan Benefit Fashion Show HAMILTON -- Twenty-eight i Girl Scout troops from Earlville, Deansboro, Georgetown, Hamilton, Madison and Morrisville are planning a fashion show May 3 in the Hamilton Central School auditorium. Mrs. Charles McCIintock of Hamilton is chairman of the effort to raise funds for the building campaign of Community Memorial Hospital The Girl Scouts who are planning the show, "A Day in May," represent communities in the area served by the local hospital. The afternoon entertainment will include fashions for a spring wedding, free refreshments, and a bake sale. "Help Your Girl Scouts Help Their Community" is the slogan that the scouts have adopted in promoting their show. Patrons in the participating communities have con-. tributed generously to the scouts to cover pre-show expenses so all proceeds may be turned over to the hospital fund.' All levels of girl scouting -Brownies, Juniors and Cad- ettes will be involved in executing plans for the show. Some troops are making posters, others will conduct the · bake sale, and all scouts will have tickets for sale beginning April 10. ^^mf^^^SKSS^^^m VJ/ V. -'· ·' ' ' V. 1 . · ·:. ··.-.·_· · · · · * · · ' - · '.v.'.'.V,'. 1 '. V ::·::*: £$··£··:*; yte££££Zx Selected T.Sgt. Larry L. Norman, left, has been selected as communications and electronics maintenance man of the month for March. The award was presented by I/t. Col. Oscar Bayer, commander oi' the 49th FJ.S. Norman was cited for Irs contributions to the squadron's transition from the F-101 to F106 weapons system. He also was ri'ert by Bayer for his efforts in rehabilitating the McDonnell Simulator Rocket which is an integral part of the squadrons' combat verification program. 2 Entries Near Lake- i Reported ONEIDA -- State'police report they have two new burglaries to investigate in the * Oneida -Lake area. i Ecrlier this week," troopers were busy'checking out three camp entries. , Police said an entry at the home" of. George R, Patchett, Elizabeth Street; Chitenango, RD,. situated on. the southern shore.of Oneida Lake, in the Town of Sullivan, was reported Thursday. The entry occurred sometime between Nov. 15 and March 16 while theowner was in Florida, police said. A glass in the basement door was broken by the thief. Missing items include a dou- ble-barrelled shotgun, a shotgun cleaning set, some ' costume jewelry and an eight- power telescope. Trooper Cecil J, Sipma, Sylvan Beach substation, is investigating. Sipma also has been assigned to a case concerning an entry into a storage shed at the home of Elmer Wright, Canastota, Rd 2, near Messengers Bay. The entry was discovered at about 2 p.m. Thursday. Police said entry was made by crawling through an open window. A iy 2 horsepower gasoline engine was stolen from a garden tiller stored in the shed. Depends on Campus Conditions /-ITT/-.. rrr . .. r\v OkayAsked LLJ Gives Tentative OJvp or y ernon To Berrigan Weekend FM Station ITHACA -- The controversial "America -Is - Hard - to - Find" weekend planned April'17 to 19 at Cornell University to honor the Rev. Daniel Berrigan apparently is going to take, place, Cornell University officials have given the go ahead to the weekend planners^ Slated to appear during ·weekend events are William Kunstler, attorney for Father Berrigan and the . Chicago Seven; Capt, Howard Levy, who was court-martialed for refusing to provide medical training for Vietnam-bound Green Beret troops; folk singers Phil Ochs, Jeff Walker and McKendree Spring; David Dellinger of the Chicago Seven and composer John Cage. Tompkins County Dist, Atty. Matthew McHugh Friday issued a statement regarding the possible effect of the temporary restraining order, now in effect oa the Cornell campus, on the planned weekend. McHugh said, "to my knowledge, the order was not sought with the. Berrigan weekend in mind, nor did anyone particularly consider what implications it might have for that weekend." But McHugh said he has received a number of questions, because, among other things, the order "prohibits all'per- .sons from congregating or Assembling within or adjacent to any of (the university *s) academic or administrative buildings, dormitories, recreation rooms or athletic facilities . . . in such a manner .as to disrupt or interfere with / normal functions conducted / by the university . . ." "If the Berrigan weekend . attracts significant numbers," McHugh said, "those numbers alone could interfere with the normal functions of the uni- versity or interfere with those wishing to enter or leave the university "grounds. The question is, would the general language of the order apply even though the university did 1 not contemplate its use during the weekend?" McHugh indicated since the university; is plaintiff .in the injunction proceeding, it is up to the Cornell administration to clarify its position about the Berrigan weekend. Latest word from the Cornell administration is the weekend will proceed as planned "unless the campus situation becomes disorderly enough to warrant a reconsideration." Dean of Students Elmer Meyer, chairman of the University -Administration Committee to Coordinate Weekend Activities, said as long as the weekend does not disrupt campus activities, it will be permitted. LOCAL NEWS George K, Sioayze t Siate Editor Dan Carey, Asst. ONEIDA CAZENOVIA NORWICH GANASTOTA 6 THE POST-STANDARD, April 11,1970 Concert Planned Polic Y Needed By Pro Musica CLINTON - The New York Pro Musica, the worlds leading interpreters of pre-18th century music, will give a concert at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Hamilton College Chapel. The ensemble of instrumentalists and singers will perform English music of the Elizabethan period, including compositions by Thomas Morley, William Byrd, Thomas Weelkes and John Bennett. Tickets are available at the Bristol Campus Center, and will be sold at the door. The Pro .Musica was founded in 1953 by Noah Greenberg who remained its director until his death in 1966. He was succeeded by John Reeves White, current director. Hospital Boards to Mull A. Effect of Abortion Law ONEIDA -- The state As- tt sembly action Thursday in passing the new abortion law, presents to the boards of man- ri agers of two area hospitals a need to establish new policy. · When the subject was brought up with Jack K. Cole, administrator of Oneida City Hospital, he indicated Jie was unable to answer any questions on what action the hospital would take in relation to the new law saying it has not been discussed formally by NEIDAAREA BRIEFS The Sherrill-Kenwood Home Bureau will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the clubhouse. Members should bring materials and supplies necessary for making jiffy cape. V MADISON -- Oneida County Mother of Twins Club will tour the Oneida Silversmiths Ltd. Blue » Room -- a display room of factory products -- at 8 p.m. Tuesday. Members are to meet at the administration building, Kenwood Avenue, at the back door. There also will be an election of officers. » ' B CIRCLE Eve of the First United Methodist Churcn will meet at 7:45 p.m. Tuesday at the home of Mrs. Irving Hill, 422 Main St. Mrs. Frances Bartholomew will lead the devotional period. 1 V The Dramatic Club of Oneida High School will present the comedy, "Laugh-in" at 8:15 p.m. next Friday and Saturday in the school auditorium. * * h Officers of Oneida Chapter 21, OES, are requested to meet for rehearsal at 2:30 p:m. Sunday at the Temple. The Twentieth Century Club will meet at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the home of Mrs. Walter E. Moulton, 143 Allen St., Sherrill. the medical staff or the board of managers. However, the administrator said he anticipated the abortion law would be on the B F agenda of the next meeting of . the medical staff. Alfred Helbach, 'administrator of the Community Memorial Hospital in Hamilton, said the subject will have to be discussed at a medical staff meeting. He added the medical staff will meet later this month. Helbach also noted that, if the bill passes, the hospital will also have to establish a policy in the matter. In S y r a c u s e Thursday night, it was announced that St. Joseph's Hospital would not accept abortion cases, if the bill is approved by the Senate. WHITNEY RATE DIPS The State Board of Equalization and Assessment has established the final state equalization rates for 80 villages. The rate for Whitney Point, which had been 30, was set at 28. 2 Men Hurt In Accident MORRISVILLE - State Police said two men were injured in a two-car crash at 4:55 p.m. Thursday in front of Roemar's Inn on Route 20 at Bucks Woods, about three miles west of Morrisville. Troopers said Robert L. Rogers, 44, of Norwich was driving his car easterly on the .highway when a car driven by Thomas Sawyer, 23, of Eaton, pulled from the inn's parking area onto Route 20 in front of the Rogers auto. Rogers suffered contusions. A passenger in his car, Del-, bert A. Hand, 28, of South New Berlin, suffered a head cut and bruises of the right leg. Both were taken to the Community Memorial Hospital in Hamilton for treatment and released. Sawyer received a summons from Trooper Paul J. Nadpl- ny. Morrisville substation, on a charge of failing to yield the right of way. He will answer the will answer the charge before Town Justice Ted Tainer, Erieville. Frank J. Anderson, 35, of Morrisville, was arrested in Morrisville on a charge of driving while intoxicated. Trooper Nadolny made the arrest Thusday night, Anderson was released without bail for a later appearance before Village Justice Carl Franklin. EAT Generally fair Saturday and Sunday. High in the 40s. Probability of precipitation 30 per' cent Saturday and 20 per cent Saturday night. Vicinity Deaths * m » Auburn--Mr*. Mary ff. M»x Moravia--Mr s . John Fraih,57 North Wolcett-Albert Lark in, 87 Owanco--Charles H. Hunt Hojransburit--Mrs. Anna B. Capolarf* 07 Clayton--Earl B, Cummin**, 76 Aflarnn Onler--Harry IK Lawrence, 69 Antwerp--Jane E..MIU* * , Adams--Mrs. Lucy M. Parker. B4 Cape Vlnccn--U,e»r H* Rice, 66. Ithaca--Mrs. Karl C. Bnijtess, 71. . I'Hcrlaken--Miss Alliene Macey, It!) Hamilton--John H. Ffinnlain, Sr., 75 Fulton--Nrs. Millie Barnes, 72 Fulton--Mrs, Pearl R. Bldwell Fwlton-Chester R. Da?ey I. Foot, 92 JOHN N. FOUNTAIN HAMILTON - John Horton Fountain 75, of 104 Dawley Road, Fayetteville, former resident of Hamilton, died Wednesday 'at Grouse-Irving Hospital, Syrcuse, after a short illness. Born Sept. 22, 1894, in Tarrytown, he was the son of James and Charlotte Horton Fountain. He was a resident of the Hamilton area more than 50 years, moving to Florida in 1956 and then to the Syracuse area in 1963. Until his retirement in 1955, he was a self-employed carpenter. He married the former Ruth Woodman in January, 1918 in Hamilton. She died in 1967. Mr. Fountain was a member of the Hamilton Fire De- VERNON - Plans to build a 3 kilowatt FM radio'station in the Vernon area'have been announced by Central Media Broadcasting Inc. The firm is applying for a construction permit in accord- T · ance with the Federal Communications Commission rules and regulations. Nick Marasco. of Honeoye Falls, vice president of the corporation, said that if a construction permit is granted to the corporation and the station is built, the corporation must file for permission to begin programming. Call l e t t e r would be assigned With the programming permit. Other officers of the firm in- · * elude George Cisler of South Hamilton, president, and William P o m e r a n t z o f Bethpage, secretary-treasurer. Other Downers of the corporation are James Connal of Albany, Fred Hoefler of Buffalo and +* Larry Johnson of Niagara Falls. Plans are for the station to ¥ be a stereo facility broadcasting up-beat middle of the road music 24 hours a day. Scouts Plan Swim Night ONEIDA- -- A swim night at the Utica YMCA and a paper drive on April 25 will be the featured events this month by Boy Scout Troop 2 of the First Presbyterian Church. A ^ court of honor and a tenderfoot initiation ceremony was conducted last month by the troop. Jim McGovern, Mike Babcock and Frank Timmons were formerly initiated into Troop 2 and received their tenderfoot pins, Bill Remis earned his Star Scout pin and the coveted Eagle Scout ranking. Frank Vair, after a last minute swim test, completed his first class requirements and was awarded his First Class Scout pin. Frank also received the cycling and cooking merit badges. Jim Aust moved closer to eagle ranking by earning his plumbing merit badge. The Brewer farm in Wampsville was the site of the second hike of the troop on March 28. RUMMAGE BAKE SALE CAZENOVIA--- The WSCS of Cazenovia United Methodist Church will sponsor its annual rummage and bake sale from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at the church. The public is invited. partment and a former member of IOOF Lodge 669 at Hamilton. Surviving are two sons, John N, Fountain Jr. of Fayetteville and Richard Fountain of Manlius; two daughters, Mrs. Ida Gowdy of Fayetteville and Mrs. Marion Miller of Schenectady; a sister, Mrs. Florence Moore of Syracuse, nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. . Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Beecher Funeral Home, 25 Broad St., the Rev. Vernon.Ross, pastor of First Baptist Church of Hamilton, officiating. Spring burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the Central New York Heart Association.

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