The Post-Standard from Syracuse, New York on November 8, 1976 · Page 33
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Fatal Blaze Probed VERONA - Investigators have still not determined the cause of a weekend fire which claimed the lives of four children in a trailer here. Verona Fire Chief Rod Nestle said Sunday that, although fire officials believe the cause of the blaze was electrical, the exact source had not been found. He said the television set was not suspected as the cause, as parts of the set were not badly burned. ■ pn The fire occurred about 1 a.rri. Saturday at 59 Brett St. Four children perished in the fire: Steven Bruce Lawton, 3; Amy Lynn Way, 6; Joseph Dana Way, 7, and Patricia Howe, 14, all of Vero ^Miss Howe had been baby sitting for the younger children at her mother's trailer. Mrs. Doris Howe, owner of the mobile home, was baby sitting at another residence when the fire occurred. The mother of the three younger children, Mrs. Ruby Way, of Main Street, Verona, was at work when the flames struck. Witnesses told Oneida County sheriff's deputies that the fire appeared to have started in the kitchen area and spread rapidly through the rest, of the home. Firemen battled flames for an hour before they were able to enter the remains of the home, where they found the bodies of the children. Grange Members Urged To Lobby for Farmers By DAVE WEBB CAZENOV1A - Past New York State Grange Master Robert S. Drake was the guest speaker Saturday at the fall festival of the Pomona Grange at the Owahgena Grange Hall here. Drake urged Grange members to speak to. people outside the organization and help in lobbying for legislation that will help farmers. "Sometimes we're afraid to say what we think," he said. The Grange is a national association of farmers organized in 1867 in the United States for mutual welfare and advancement. The Pomona Grange chapter encompasses Madison County. Mrs. Catherine Wilmot presented awards to members of the women's division of the Grange, the CWA. Mrs. Olivia Niles of the Owahgena Grange won awards for making the best doily, baby set and patchwork quilt. The best CWA report was written by Owahgena Grange member Emagene Dowd. Smithfield Grange received second prize for its report. Frances Hertel of the Lenox Grange received third prize. For the best applesauce cake, Gertrude Pierson of Brookfield received an award. In sewing, Laiirinda Barringer won first prize in Class A, Betty Andrus won Class B, and Janice Argers - inger won second prize in Class A. Clayton Andrus presented Deputy Awards to Granges in the county that excelled in specific categories. .For the best floorwork and ritual, Owahgena Grange Master Ken Nyem accepted first prize, and Lee Murray of the Nelson Grange accepted second prize for Master , Bob Goering. Smithfield Grange received first prize in membership growth. Mike Warner accepted the prize for Master Dick Richardson. The best attendance award went to. the Nelson Grange. Junior Deputy Awards were presented by Stanley Barringer. Smithfield is the only Grange in the county with a junior Grange. Gene and Henrietta Ungleich were in charge of preparing the food for the dinner of roast beef and mashed potatoes. Lorenzo Niles was toastmaster and Pomona Master. Willard Hitchcock welcomed guests. Dairy princesses Diana Livermore and Colleen Driscoll served dairy cocktails. Rites Set For Victim Of Stabbing ROME - Services will be Wednesday for Stanley E. Gryziec, 59, of 608 S. James St., who was stabbed to death at his home late Saturday during an apparent robbery there. His wife, Esther, told police that two men wearing : ski masks broke into the Rome couple's home and assaulted them; Mrs. Gryziec said she fainted and when \ she regained consciousness found her husband bound • ! and stabbed, police said. Mr. Gryziec was the son of the late Martin J. and :;; Victoria Gryziec. His father was prominent in city politics. • Presents Award Dr. Richard C. Benoit Jr., left, of Utica, past director of Region 1 for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), presents Lt. Gen. W. L. Creech, commander of the Electronic Systems Division (ESD), with Region 1 IEEE's 1975 award; The certificate, awarded annually to a laboratory or facility in See Story On Page 1 ' Mrs. Gryziec attended Rome schools. He was wed April 26, 1943, to the former Esther F. Elthick in Transfiguration Church, of which he was a the Northeast, was presented to ESD at Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., for its continued advancement of science and engineering technology. The Rome Air Development Center (RADC) was 1974 recipient of the award. Dr. Benoit is chief of RADC's Switching and Multiplex Section. Homes Sought For 5 Families He was a life resident of Rome. Mr. Gryziec served in the Navy from 1942 to 1946. From 1946 Ke owned and operated a liquor store next door to his home at 606 S. James St. He was a member of Holy Name Society of Transfiguration Church and also the Nocturnal Society. Surviving, in addition to his wife, are two daughters, Mrs. Allen Migliaccio of Rome and Mrs. Richard Cousin of New Brighton, N.J.; a son, Martin J. of Rome; two sisters, Mrs*. William Sutton of Barstow, CaLif., and Mrs. Cornelius O'Brien of Stanwix; two brothers, Bernard of Rome and Edmund of Portland, Ore., and four grandsons. His brother, Peter, died July 2 in Rome. Services will be at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday at Martin J. Nunn Funeral Home, and at 10 a.m. in Transfiguration Church. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Rome. Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at the funeral home. 418 N. George St. Rites Today (Oneida Area Briefs For Children Killed in Fire VERONA — Services for Amy L. Way, 6, Joseph D. Way, 7, and Steven B. Lawton, 3, children of Mrs. Ruby Way of Main Street, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Malecki Funeral Home, 23 Front St., Vernon. The three children died in an early morning blaze Saturday in a mobile home at 59 Brett St. The Rev. Wayne Camolli, pastor of the United Methodist Church of Vernon, will officiate.. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Vernon. Amy was born in Utica and was a first grade pupil at John D. George Elementary School. She was a member of the United Methodist Church.of Vernon and its Sunday school. Joseph was born in Utica,and was a second grader at John D. George Elementary School. Surviving besides their mother are their maternal ■ grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Way; an uncle, David Way; a great - grandmother, Mrs. Flora Way of Cass ville, and several cousins. Steven B. Lawton was born in Utica, the son of Bruce Lawton and Mrs. Ruby Way. . Surviving besides his parents, maternal grandparents and great - great - grandmother are paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Lawton; several aunts, THE ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING of the Madison County Historical Society will begin at 8 p.m. Monday at the Cottage Lawn Museum. Heading the agenda will be election of a new slate of officers and a vote on a proposed amendment to the group's constitution. THE ONEIDA CHAPTER of the National Secretaries' Association will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday at St. Agatha's Center at Canastota. A buffet dinner will be THE MADISON COUNTY BOARD of Supervisors will meet at 10 a.m. Monday at the supervisors cham bers, County Office THE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE MADISON County Planning Board will begin at 4 p.m. Tuesday at the 5th floor board room of the administration building, at State University College at Morrisville. The main item on the agenda is election of officers and a new A SAFE DRIVING PRACTICES COURSE will begin at . 6:30 p.m. Monday in room 36 of Oneida Senior High School. Anyone. 16 or older is eligible for the three - hour Lamp Making Class Offered MORRISVILLE - Madison County Cooperative Extension will sponsor a lamp making class at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 17 at the Agricultural Activities Center on Eaton CANASTOTA - Officials are seeking permanent housing for several families left homeless by last week's fire in downtown Canastota. Sister Beatrice, of St. Agatha's Parish, said Sunday that three families with children — one with five children, the other two with four each — have not found a place to live after their apartments were ruined by fLames* Thursday - afternoon. She" also said two couples have been unable to find homes. Sister Beatrice, who coordinates the Canastota Human Development Committee, said two large families have found homes after the disaster. The homeless families are now staying with "friends or relatives, she explained. She. said things are getting "rather crowded" _ under those circumstances. Short - term accommodations are. usually easily found after such catastrophes, but "the real problem begins a' few days later," she said. Landlords or other persons in the Canastota area who have or know of available housing are urged to contact Sister Beatrice at the Human Development office on Peterboro St., or the services section of the Madison County Department of Social Services. Mrs. Amy Malloy, director of the welfare services departmnet, said Sunday her office will be tackling housing needs of those families this week. Once the permanent housing needs are satisfied, Sister Beatrice said, other problems will still remain. The families, she said, were "among the poorer in the village," and will be in need of household items. "As soon as these families begin to get homes, there is going to be a tremendous need for furniture," she pointed out. She said the Human Development office does not have space to store donated furniture now, but. added that anyone wishing to contribute items should contact the office so lists can be made. Although some items might be salvageable from some of the apartments, - Sister Beatr.ce said bedding, sheets, blankets, pillow cases, an other articles will be badly needed by the families once housing is found. * George Swayze,' State Editor Local News J)an Carey, Assistant CWU Members Hear Plea for Jail Reform By JOHN L. SIMSON In celebration of World Community Day, Church Women United of the Oneida Area met last weekend at Gethsemane Episcopal Church. The women's The director of the women's prison project, Mrs. Annette Arena of Rochester, was the principal speaker: She said there is a need for people to examine their feelings about a woman just released from prison, then to start working to "help that person come back to the She said the Bedford Hills Correc - tional Facility is the only women's prison in the state. Because of its proximity to New York City, she added, women from Upstate areas generally serve their full sentence, while those from New York City may be released earlier. Mrs, Arena said there are no work - release programs outside of the city. Prisoners participating in that program must live near the job. She added that the centers are located in high crime areas. At the Work Release Center in have not received justice. She noted the only means to shorten a sentence is executive clemency. That action, she explained, has been taken only seven times in 40 years by a governor of New York. She then described one case, which, she asserted, deserves consideration for clemency. Mrs. Madeline Pineda was sentenced to 25 years for a first offense in a nonviolent crime, she said. The cha against Mrs. Pineda related to drugs, although the woman herself is not an addict and was not directly involved in the crime, Mrs. Arena said. This woman, Mrs. Arena continued, has become involved in many projects while serving the last six years in prison. Mrs. Pineda founded the Jewish Council for Inmates, founded and is working on a Jewish library, was one of the founders of the Long Termers' Committee, and has taught art classes. its for her release, for their paychecks, she said. Mrs. Arena said, although her i tivities are based in Rochester, she tries to cover all Upstate New York for aid in counseling the 400 inmates in Bedford Hills. She said there weren't very many people who considered a woman in prison as a person. Women confined with sentences greater than four years are called "long - termers," Mrs. Arena said. These women are serving long sentences for crimes such as murder, *it she said there are many who' intendents of the Bedford Hills Facility. Paintings by Mrs. Pineda were exhibited after the main program. Mrs. Arena also presented petitions concerns of the local CWU, listed in the platform, in heu de the inequalities of law enforcement between the poor and upper classes of society, the proposed enlargement of prisons while budgets are cut for rehabilitation programs, the high cost of farm maintenance due to federal and state regulations, the need for community education in "parenting," encouragement of grass - roots involvement in all levels of government, the involvement in youth activities and the need to develop better institutional health care. Also listed were needs to alert and educate the public about jails failing to rehabilitate - prisoners, to establish a county bail fund and to use the media for public information. The local concerns will be sent to the national CWU in New York City, where lists from across the country will be compiled and categorized. These statements of problems will be sent to President - elect Carter af* ter his inauguration, Mrs. Reynolds said. Mrs. Paul Schroeder urged the group to sign a petition for peace in Ireland. She said ecumenical groups in that country have asked for Water Supply Topic hearing will be canceled, objection, such as adverse Anyone filing objections effect on the environment, with the state must, include health or safety of the peo the specific grounds for pie of the area. Versatile Band At UC Tonight UTICA - Chick Esposito's Workshop Band, an accomplished group of 14 musicians with varied backgrounds, will appear in concert at 8 p.m. Monday. Admission is free to UC students with ID. The Workshop Band has been together for almost two years, but each member has many years of individual playing experience to his credit. Workshop Band's versatility in performance ranges from blues to modern jazz. sive record, Mrs. Arena said she offered the codirectorship of the women's prison project to her, acepeted. it of the < the Church Women United (CWU) for the Oneida Area, Mrs. Arthur Reynolds, presented the three sections of a platform prepared during April, June and October. She noted that the idea for a "People's Platform for a Global Society" germinated during a 1971 CWU peace. She said two CWU representatives will take the signatures with them when they visit Ireland this tie CWU were the Society of Friends (Quak ers), Oneida Baptist Church, Gethsemane Episcopal Church, Oneida Castle - Cochran Presbyterian Church and St. Joseph's Church of Oneida. The program theme was justice, life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for all men as America looks toward celebrating its tricentenniaL ONEIDA - The state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has tentatively scheduled a public hearing for 10 a.m. Nov. 23 at the municipal building on Main Street to consider any objections to the city's plans to acquire an additional water supply. The city's plans' include, according to a DEC public notice, an earthen dam across Florence Creek, in the Town of Florence; a water filtration plant about a half mile south of Glen more dam in Annsville; a SYRACUSE POST - STANDARD, Nov. 8, 1976 Scouts Give Recognition ROME — Several Madison County councils were represented last Thursday as adult leaders of the Iroquois Council, Boy Scouts of America, assembled for the annual recognition dinner at Green Acres Restaurant. ' William H. Crowell of Rome; Robert G. Barnes of LakeNort and William A. Young of Oneida received Silver Beaver awards, which are the highest a local Scout council can bestow upon volunteer leaders for outstanding service to youth, and the community. Each year the Iroquois Council, through a special Silver Beaver selection committee, reviews the record of about 2,000 adult scouters to make its final selection, which is limited to three adult leaders. Mark Dollard, council president, was master of ceremonies. District awards of merit were presented to these leaders: SENECA DISTRICT - District Chairman Samuel Fudesco presented merit awards to James Griff ing, Oneida; Calvin Brewster, Oneida; Josiah T. Chase, Camden, and Raymond Raushi, Canastota. TUS CARORA DISTRICT - District chairman William Betts presented awards to Robert E. Bennett, Earl ville; David H. Edwards, Madison, and Jacques Elliott, New Woodstock. MOHAWK DISTRICT - Nicholas Montalbano, Rome, presented awards to William Kleindienst, Rome; Gale P. Williams, Griffiss Air Force Base (GAFB); Michael Pasacantando, Rome; Gary Williams, GAFB, and Joseph Stutter, Rome. CAYUGA DISTRICT - District Chairman Clifford presented an award to Joseph Wason, Port Leyden. EXPLORING DIVISION - Exploring Executive Steven Charboneau presented awards to Robert K. Walker, Rome, and Mrs. William H. Crowell, Rome. The Silver Beaver presentation was headed by Howard Buss, Oneida Castle, assisted by Silver Beaver award recipients. There are 67 living recipients of the Silver Beaver and four recipients of the Silver Fawn. Thursday's ceremony brought the total of Silver Beaver awards to 114 and Silver Fawns to four in the 66 years of scouting in station on N. Lake Street in the city ; a new distribution reservoir with chlorination facilities adjacent to the Baker reservoir to the south of the city; structures required to incorporate those plans into the water system and acquisition of lands necessary to carry out the plans. DEC noted that any person, waterworks corporation, municipal corporation or other civil division of the state may, before Nov. 15, file its support of or objection to the plans, in writing, with the DEC office in Albany. If no objection's to the proposals are received by that date, DEC noted, the me council area. . Illinois Duty For Phillips Airman John H. Phillips III, son of Mr. and Mrs. John H. Phillips Jr. of Boonville, has been assigned to Chanute Air Force Base (AFB), 111., af - Honored v ter completing Air Force TSgt. Artiro Bustamante recently received the hanced the harmonious rapport between the vart basic training. Meritorious Service Medal for hit ouUtaadiig ser - ous countries' Air Forces." At Grifffisa Air Force During the six weeks of vice wWJe ailiped ai noucommissioned officer in Base, Bnstamante ii aaiigned to the 411th Muni - Tpininfhf ^rl^S charge of administration for the United States, tions Maintenance Squadron's administrative off Jh^LZ mtJof ^ British, German, Spanish and French Air Forces' ice. Bnstamante is accompnnied by his wife as be ^talScS^d. P"»™ * London, England, from accepts the award from Col. George P, Tynan, October, 1173, to August, it* According to the 411th Bomb Wing commander. % . in human relations. citation, "Sergeant Itatamante diplomatically ea -

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