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December 07 1923/2023

Montrose – The work of concreting Public Ave, Lake Ave, Maple and Church Sts., has been completed and they are now open to traffic. For about three months these streets have been partially closed to vehicular traffic most of the time and that they can again be used is a great convenience to the traveling public. The brick to be laid on the heaviest grades on Public Ave and Lake Ave will not be laid until next year. The brick piled on Public Ave is being removed to near the Davies Garage. A considerable quantity of it is being sold locally at reduced cost. ALSO The library has taken another advanced step in securing the services of an assistant librarian to attend to the circulating libraries entirely. This feature has been developing and now circulating libraries are being sent out to most of the towns in the county from Montrose. The assistant will assume her duties the first of the year. It is expected, in the spring, to put a “book wagon”[the first in the State] on the road to carry the books into some of the more inaccessible communities.

Hallstead – Catherine Kilrow, six-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Kilrow, died at Binghamton Private hospital from a compound fracture of the skull and laceration of the brain, received when struck by an auto Sunday morning, in front of her home. Francis Philips, of Hallstead, who was driving the auto, has been exonerated of all blame. The girl had been sent across the street to buy a bottle of milk and she darted in front of Phillips’ car. Phillips placed the girl in his car and took her to the office of Dr F. A. Stiles, of Great Bend, where, shortly afterwards, she was removed to the Binghamton hospital.

Harford – The Wilmarth brothers, who have made a success on supposedly “worn-out” land, sell certified milk from a herd of 200 cows. It is a model farm that pays a profit. [For those who are interested, this comes from a full-page article in the Montrose Democrat, Dec. 6, 1923, detailing the history of the farm.]

Springville – Work was begun on the Dairymen’s League milk station on Dec. 1st. The new “boss,” with his wife and son, are boarding at Hotel Fisk. ALSO The marriage of Miss Beatrice Button and Earl Williams took place on Wednesday at Tunkhannock. A company of serenaders gave them a cordial welcome Saturday night.

Lakeside – Hallie Lindsey, of New Milford, and Reva Williams, daughter of Mrs. James Williams, of this place, were married at the M. E. parsonage, in Montrose, Nov. 28.

Ararat – Leon W. Potter conducts a flourishing store and is one of the town’s active businessmen and is interested in the progress of the community. Mr. Potter is anxious to see Ararat connected up with a hard surfaced road and is hopeful that it may be brought about in the course of the next few years. A good road through that section would be a wonderful aid in advancing agricultural interests.

Uniondale – Walter Sembrat, a graduate of the Uniondale high school, is climbing to the top in the radio business in New York city. He attended a radio school in that city and is putting into practice what he learned at school. He is erecting a radio to cover a room 7x9 ft. and when perfected he claims his handiwork will be a wonder. Already he has been in touch with London and other distant points. ALSO “The Squirrel Cage,” once the summer home of Atty. G E. Gardner, of Montrose, has been moved from the banks of Lewis Lake to Geo. Reynolds’ lot on Main street where it will be used as a garage.

Brooklyn – Plans are under way for a fine community celebration of the Christmas festival. ALSO Miss Helen Gere, who teaches in Dimock and Florence Gere, who has a position as stenographer in Binghamton, were home over the weekend.

Hopbottom – Mrs. Tiffany is offering any hat in stock at The Hat Shop, at a discount from 25 to 50 per cent. This is the time to get bargains on dependable goods.

Dimock – A new society, called the Community Workers of Dimock, was organized at a special meeting held at Mrs. Eliza Benninger’s. The object of this society shall be to promote community spirit, to conduct meetings and hold social functions that will be of benefit to the home, to the community and to the Christian Community Church of Dimock.

Birchardville – Those having electric lights installed in their homes are: Fred Birchard, Mattie Birchard, F. H. Ball, Myron Strange Frank Fessenden. ALSO In Rush, Gerald Sherman has been installing electric lights for Mrs. Martha Devine.

Forest City – A bell is soon to be placed in the belfry of Christ church. It will be donated by Postmaster Raymon Tingley, of Herrick Center, as a memorial to his father and mother. It will be a product of the McShane foundry, Baltimore, the leading bell foundry in the world.

Thompson – All the mothers who are interested in “Our Mothers Club,” are urged to be present at the next meeting to be held at the home of Mrs. LeRoy Burman, December 13.

Lawsville – The Los Amigas, of the Presbyterian church of Hallstead, will present a play entitled, “Our Minister’s Honeymoon,” in the Grange Hall on Saturday Dec. 8th. The play has been given elsewhere and well received at each place.

Wyalusing – A letter, written by the Principal of Wyalusing H. S., states the following: “I wish to inform you of an error in a recent publication of your paper. I am sure an editor wishes to publish true and accurate statements. Your paper stated that the Montrose second team (H.S.) defeated the Wyalusing H. S. football team by a score of 6-3. The score was 8-6. You also stated that the Wyalusing team was composed of school teachers and business men. Your team certainly has a very good impression of its ability. Every player on the Wyalusing team is a high school boy and the oldest boy is 19 years old.”

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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