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for People Who Think-Sunday, July 10, 1932. Telephone 2-3111

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WATERTOWN, July 9. -- Eleven-year-old Gladys Schwing gave her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert J. Schwing of Black River rd. a scare when she disappeared from her home one afternoon and could not be found.

The following day it was discovered that she had gone to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Fisk, Pearl. st. rd.

According to Mrs. Fisk, the little girl appeared on her doorstep about 4:30 in the afternoon crying and refusing to tell what was the
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Girl Cousin, 13, Makes Vain Attempt at Rescue; Flames And Smoke Drive Her Back
Lisbon, July 9. -- The pleasant farm home of his grandfather was a flaming pyre for Lowell Geary, 3-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Geary, when the place was leveled in a blaze, the cause of which is a mystery.

A 13-year-old cousin, Jean Holland, made a brave attempt to rescue the baby, but dense clouds of smoke and raging flames beat her back. When mature aid arrived, it was too late.

The little boy was asleep in a bedroom on the second floor of the house when the flames broke. The sound of the crackling attracted the attention of Jean Holland and she went to the stairway leading to the second floor.

A wave of dense smoke greeted her and forced her back from her attempt to go to the assistance of her tiny cousin.

When she realized that she could not reach the second floor, she hurried for help. The boy's mother, Mrs. Bertha Holland Geary, was at the home of a neighbor. When she reached home the interior was in flames.

Attracted by the smoke and flames, a crowd soon formed at the place, which is located about a half mile from the village proper. They were unable to do anything to save the house, but managed to prevent other buildings from being consumed.

Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Geary, parents of the dead child, make their home with Mrs. Geary's father, Richard Holland, on the Holland farm. Mr. Geary assists in operating the place. They have another son aged about 5 years.

When the men left the house after dinner to return to work everything was all right. There was nothing to indicate fire at the time the baby was put to bed, but while the mother slipped over to a neighbor's home the blaze started and rapidly swept over the place. Just what caused the fire could not be determined.

LANSING, Mich., July 9. -- Governor Wilber M. Brucker and Secretary of State Fitzgerald plan to ask an amendment to automobile licensing laws whereby Michigan owners may buy license plates for half price after July 1 each year.

Three Aviators File Their Fees to Fly Pacific
SEATTLE, July 9. -- Applications are now being received by Valentine Gephart, official of the National Aeronautical Association, from fliers who will attempt to span the Pacific and win a cash prize of $28,000.

Gephart announced that two American and a Japanese flier had posted entry fees.

Gephart announced the flight would be made either from Boeing Field, Seattle, or Swan Island airport, Portland, Ore.

WATERTOWN-- The budget of the Watertown board of education of $492,809.46 with a tax rate of $1.04 per $100 of assessed valuation was approved at the regular session of the city council late Monday here.

Mayor John B. Harris intimated during his remarks relative to the budget that in another year salaries probably would have to be cut if present economic conditions continue. He asserted that under present conditions the board has made a very satisfactory budget at this time. He pointed to the cut in the tax rate and predicted that it would continue to drop.

A public hearing will be held Monday afternoon, July 11, on the ordinance proposed by local barbers in regard to licensing.

The resignation of Dr. Wendell D. George as assistant city health officer, effective July 1, was submitted by City Manager Paul B. Sutton. No action was taken by the council upon it.

DENVER, July 9. -- Denver detectives are always willing to accomodate a bridegroom, even though it means spending the night at his home and making their "pinch" in the morning.
Denver police recently received a request from Auburn, N.Y., authorities to arrest John E. Lashar, 65. Two detectives went to Lashar's home late at night to arrest him.
Lashar, who was recently married, did not wish to leave his bride in the house alone, so the detectives agreed to spend the night in his house. The following morning they took Lashar to headquarters.

Telegraphic advices from Auburn stated that Lashar was wanted there on a charge of making a false affidavit concerning the financial status of a Texas corporation.


Popular Citizen of Watkins Glen Being Urged as Representative-at-Large
Special to The Sunday American.
WATKINS GLEN, July 9. -- A movement, evidently originating high in the circles of the Democratic political party, is under way to nominate William M. Leffingwell, illustrious son of Watkins Glen, for congressman-at-large.
Indications now point to the presentation of the name of Mr. Leffingwell before the state Demorcatic [[Democratic]] convention for nomination as one of the candidates.

Mr. Leffingwell is perhaps the most widely known citizen in this community. He was for years president of the Finger Lakes Association of Central New York and was one of the pioneers in its organization. He has been very prominent in World War veteran organizations and is a member of the national executive committee of the American Legion. He is a member of the Watkins Glen board of trustees, a position he ha filled merely because of civic interest and community pride. He is president of the famous Glen Spring Corporation, a director in the Glen National Bank and prominently identified with the local Rotary Club and the Masonic orders.

Political parties of this state will nominate and the voters will elect two representatives at large this fall. The nominations will be made at the state convention of the two leading political parties. Each party will nominate two candidates for the office. Because the state was not redistricted following the announcement of census figures showing that New York was entitled to two representatives in Congress, it was decided to elect representatives at large.

CHICAGO, July 9. -- Desire for education of the part of inmates of the Cook County jail was shown recently when 135 of them signed a petition asking continuance of the jail's summer school. The board of education had decided to eliminate the school as an economy move.
Incarcerated youths pointed out the school gave them education opportunities otherwise not available, that they were just beginning to appreciate music, literature and the fellowship of their instructors, and that the physical education drills were building up their health.

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