Skip to main content
The largest online newspaper archive

Middletown Times Herald from Middletown, New York • Page 6

Middletown, New York
Issue Date:
Extracted Article Text (OCR)

SIX 1 MJODLETOWN TIMES HERALD, MtDULETOWN. N. Y. MONDAY, MAHC11 21, 1939. New Vernon Couple Married Here Today Miss Clara DoUini, daughter of Mr.

and Mrs. Henry Dolfinl of New Vernon, and John Besson, son of B. M. Besson, also of New Vernon, were married this morning by the Rev. M.

J. S. Parrington at the Church of Our Latiy of Mount Carmel. The bride was attended by Miss Jeanne Besson, sister of the bridegroom. Mr.

Besson's best man was Frank DoUini, cousin of the bride. Mr. and Mrs. Besson left for a brief wedding trip. Upon their return Uiey will live at the Besson farm at New Vernon.

Going and Coming Mr and Mrs. O. S. Hathaway, of fifteen Watkins avenue, their daughter, Ann, and niece, Margot Hoey, have returned from Daytona Beach, Jla. Surrogate and Mrs.

Charles E. Taylor. 165 Highland avenue, have relumed from Bermuda. Mrs. E.

M. Mitchell, daughter, Mary, and son, Peter, of twelve Lenox place, were expected home today from Melbourne. Fla. Mr. Mitchell returned last Tuesday.

Chris Cotelidis, 235 North street visited his sister, Mrs. Sophie Kolitsas, in Newark, N. yesterday. Mr. and Mrs.

I. D. Seeley, twenty Grant street, spent yesterday with their cousins, Mr. and Mrs. P.

B. Echultz, in Jersey City. Mrs. Inda Fullerton, twenty-five Wallkill avenue, was a guest yesterday of her brother-in-law and sister. Mr.

and Mrs. Emmett Kinne, in Fallsburg. Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Travers moved Saturday from 100 North street, to their recently-purchased home at fifty Liberty street.

Dr. and Mrs. Moses Stivers, sixty- two Highland avenue, are expected home tomorrow from St. Petersburg. Fla.

Miss Mary Rogers, student at Ncvr Paltz Normal School, spent the week-end with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henfred Rogers, fifteen Courtland street. Mr. and Mrs.

Heineman cf "Washington, N. were weekend guests of their respective mothers. Mrs. Augustus -Heineman', eighty-six Grand -avenue, and Mrs. Emma, thirty-four Mon- hagen avenue.

Mr. and Edward. Greenfield moved Saturday from forty-six Liberty street to the of Mrs. Greenfield's parents. Mr.

and Mrs. Loton Clark. who underwent an appendectomy recently, is recuperating her home. Miss Rita Johnson of Brooklyn spent the with her parents. Mr, and Mrs.

Edwin Johnson, fourteen avenue. George Bafly of New York visited his grandfather; George Wallace. eleven Myrtle avenue, during -the week-end. Mr. -and Mrs.

Walter Greening. 131 West Main street, their son-in- law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Francis J. and daughter.

Beverly, of Port Jervis. and Mr. and Mrs, William McCoy, sixty- five East Main street, returned yesterday after having spent several weeks in Ftort Lauderdale, Fla. Mr. and George Smith entertained friends from Poughkeepsie.

Middletown and Bloomingburg at a dinner-party at their home in Ctisville yesterday. Out of the Past Toward the World of Tomorrow civil engineer, who laid out the first ten miles of rail for what later became the Great Northern Railroad. Mr. Crooks was later known CapUIn William Crooks, the great Indian fighter. In the coaches are the original candle lighters with which the old coaches were lighted and the original old wood stoves.

In front of passenger coach was a cora- Dlnatlon baggage coach and smoking "Ladles didn't smoke in those days," John' Maher, seventy-five, who once fired and later ran the engine, remarked, "but the squaws did. They smoked pipes." Mr. Maher who came from St. Paul with the train has been retired for about six years after fifty-three years service with the Great Northern Railroad. He fired the engine in 1881 and was engineer In 1888.

train was in service until 1900 and as been used for exhibition since that time. In the baggage coach is what is believed to be the oldest ox cart in the world, It is the property of Louis Hill and the'Hudson Bay Company former owners. Once used to cart furs, it has tires' of buffalo hide. The locomotive. William Crooks, and tpln.

steaming; around on the Erie of Callicoon in Sullivan County, about 1:00 p. Saturday. Motoriste parked along flr near the tracks, and farmers and their families shaded their eyes in the sun of to the train chug past and to hear its squeaky whistle. At Port Jervis William Crooks in 1881 and served as its engineer in 1888 posed with It-Photo by Rosa, left, THRONGS SEE FAIR ENGINE (Continued from Page One) photographers damoied all over empty coal cars and box cars on other sidings far the twenty minutes" of its stay nere. Supcrvision Ineffective So densely did the crowd gather about the train and so ineffective was police supervision that few saw more than one side of it.

Those in the front row. remained there and there was no attempt, except on the part of a few individuals in the throng, to keep the crowd moving about it. About twenty minutes after its -arrival, the locomotive gathered up. steam and pulled out of the station, -although it had been scheduled to remain for half an hour. Originally designed to burn cordwood, the engine is now using coal.

Manned by crew of Erie Railroad veterans, the engine under supervision of John J. Maher, retired engineer of the Great Northern Railroad which owns the locomotive. Mr. Maher began his career as fireman of the William Crooks in 1881, when it was still a The William Crooks weighs 36,000 pounds, is fifty-one feet long and develops 322 horsepower for its four 56-inch driving wheels. A picturesque sight with its tall smokestack, balloon-shaped, and its wealth of gleaming brass pipe and fittings, the locomotive was painted maroon and yellow.

Axe Part of Equipment Recalling some of the troubles ai- countered during its long service before the engine was retired in 1900, Mr. Maher said: "On long trips the fireman was always supplied with an axe as part of his equipment. Whenever he ran out of fuel and that was often, we'd stop the train between stations and I would go out and for- for wood. Sometimes it was plentiful but on other occasions we were not so fortunate." Mr. Maher said- there were no breakdowns or.

delays on the trip East and remarked- that the old engine could probably be tuned up to sixty miles an hour without much Difficulty. -The locomotive, although in retirement, had been in good condition" and out occasionally for railroad ceremonies. OVERNIGHT STOP AT FORT PORT JERVIS The William Crooks, oldest locomotive operating under its own power, drew scores of residents to the Erie yards here Saturday night The train with original first class passenger coach and baggage car remained "here all night and left early yesterday for Patterson, N. where it was to may a twenty-four-hour lay over. The engine, the first in the State of Minnesota, was built in Paterson, in 1861.

and was put in service to St Paul in 1862. It arrived there by steamboat and was operated between" St: Paul and Minneapolis, a distance of ten" miles. Nmmed for Ciril Enjineer It was named for William Crooks, SALVATION ARMY LEADER CONDUCTS CONCERT HERE Captain Escott in charge of the Salvation Army Corps in Poughkeepsie will conduct a concert by his Corps band at the King street headquarters the Middletown Salvation Army tomorrow night at 7:30. The band, under leadership of Bandmaster Jack S. Lee, will play several selections, while vocal solos, piano and accordion selections will be featureo.

Proceeds will be used in the Missionary work done by the Middletown corps. Major Amos Stickland, in charge of the Mlddlctown unit reported that ticket sales had been VENVE CHANGE GRANTED FOR COLLISION TRIAL MONTICELLO--An order of Justice Graham Wischief of Supreme Court was entered here Saturday changing venue from Sullivan to Orange of a negligence suit brought by Mr. and Mrs. Charles Jacobson and two passengers in their car against Philip akowuk of New Hampton, as the result of a Route Seventeen accident near New Hampton. It appeared from the affidavits that resulted in the order that the Jacobson car had collided with the rear end of Yakowuk's truck.

The plaintiffs had started the action in Sullivan County on the ground that they were residents of Kiamesha- Lake. Yakowuk's lawyer stated, however, that they were New York residents who' sometimes spent the Summer months in Sullivan County, where they owned no property. The motion for the change, which was based on the defense assertion that most witnesses were Orange County residents, was not opposed. The order was signed Friday at Newburgh. 49TH ANNIVERSARY OTISVILLE--Mr.

and Mrs. Samuel Dodd observed their forty- ninth wedding anniversary at their home here yesterday. Because Mrs. Dodd is an invalid, confined to a wheelchair, no formal celebration was planned. However many relatives and friends called to offer congratulations.

GREEKS FETE INDEPENDENCE 118th Year of Freedom From Turkish Rule Celebrated NEWBUROH--The 118th anniversary of the liberation of the Greeks from Turkish rule was celebrated by more than 200 Greeks from Orange, Sullivan, Dutches! and Ulster counties at the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church here last night. The Eustratis Splropoulos of the St. Nicholas Church conducted the program which comprised poems, songs, short sketches and dancing relating to battles and incidents from the rebellion which began in 1821 "and continued for about eighteen years. Middletowners who attended were: Mr.

and Mrs. Harry Arvan- itcs with son James: Mr. George Francos, with MM- and Mrs. Harry Geogelos, with and daughter: Mr. and Mrs.

Jrff Zuimes, with sons; Mr. and Charles Agorntus with son daughters; Mr. and Mrs. John cos, with son and daughters; and Mrs. Peter Contos, with and daughters; Mr.

and Mrs. Cotelldes, Ge.orgc Chambers, j-' Chambers, Peter Kanaras, Kokotas, George Vlahos, und uel Bambakos. NO PARKIN! WORRIES When you take the WE BUY DIAMONDS from Private Individuals or Estates MERMELL JEWELRY CO. 4 East Main Street Middletown, N. Y.

Telephone Middletown 4617 than ever, in the EASTER PARADE, in fresh, smart, dean garments from "The Home of Kapiain Kiean" QUALITY WORK an si Remember! Garments Any Cokw PACKHISER'S Dial 7320 SFBCIAI, 4-SOtJR SERVICE rftun in a hurry FREE You may m-in a Bendnc Home Laundry 15O I htf Come in joday ind gn all details jbout A 72 S. T. RANDALL, Inc. Si Dial 5718 IhH TMI ttMmX KOMI lAUNOiT (SWC' TO tNE WASMMC MACNMI) Mvts wotR. imi WOIHT.

MtAUM If CMISt tonics. GARDNER BROS. St. SALE ENDS SATURDAY NIGHT KASSEL BROS 14-16 NORTH ST. MIDDLETOWN SMOKE SALE Continues to offer of.dol- lars' worth of Men's and Boys' quality wearing apparel at prices for below Its actual value.

This Sale has been far beyond Our expectations. Men are buying these Fashion Park and Dunmoor suits and topcoats because of I the bona-fida values. There is still a good left--Come and get your share. GOODBYE HANDS and LAUNDRY ACCESSOR THf Now. on Washd b.dc.che.

OVERCOATS 14.95 19.95 2495 29 No Alterations VALUES $25.00 TO $55,00 No Alteration! A I A FASHION PARK SUITS to $55 29 Arrow Kassel Manhattan I $1-89 Stetson Manhattan A Daniel Hayes GLOVES $1-79 Well Known Brands HOSIERY 29 Special Group TOPCOATS $13-95 Values to $25.00 Arrow Beau Brummel NECKWEAR Men's TROUSERS $2-" Manhattan Steiner PAJAMAS 95 Chalmers Arrow Manhattan McGregor SWEATERS $1-95 McGregor Slalom WIND BREAKERS $3.99 $5.99 Carter's Duofold UNION SUITS $149 Values to $4.00 GREAT VALUES IN BOYS' APPAREL Boys' Suits $198 $4.98 $8.98 Raincoats Sweaters $139 Neckwear Shirts 49c Slacks Knickers Suede Jackets AS MUCH AS 50 PERCENT OFF REGULAR PRICES.

Get access to

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 300+ newspapers from the 1700's - 2000's
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

About Middletown Times Herald Archive

Pages Available:
Years Available: