The Way We Were – October 2017

Culled by Judy Garrison From October 1917 issues of  The Andes Recorder – 100 Years Ago

 Week In and About ANDES

Events of a Week as Chronicled by the Man on the Street –

With commentary by Jim Andrews and Buffy Calvert

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Donald MacWhirter, son of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh L. MacWhirter, who went to France last spring, has now joined the French aviation corps.

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Seymour McCall moved Monday from rooms in the old Hunting hotel to part of Mrs. George Liddle’s house, adjoining the Central hotel.

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The topic for Epworth League at the M.E. church on October 7 is “Korea a Nation Born in a Day.”  Isa. 66:8; 60:1-3; Zech. 8:20-22.

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F. J. Lichtener, president of the National Tea and Coffee Manufacturers’ association, says the country faces a tea and coffee famine as a result of the war.

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Rose Livingston “The Angel of Chinatown” will speak to women only on “The Girl Who Disappears” at the M.E. chapel…Emma MacAlarney of New York will give a short address on “Women and War.” All women are cordially invited and urged to attend. Collection will be taken for benefit of Chinatown Rescue Work.

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The Village Improvement Society has turned over to the Red Cross at Delhi a one-man outfit. There has also been sent to Delhi chapter 6 pair bed socks, 6 nightingales, [kind of flannel scarf with sleeves for persons confined to bed] 6 hospital shirts, 6 suits pajamas and 3 knitted sweaters. The knitting for Delhi chapter is being held up because of non-arrival of yarn.

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There will be no open season this season on pheasants.

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Monday was Rosh Hashonah or the Jewish New Year—the dawn of the Hebrew year 5,678.

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The Delaware County Board of Supervisors convened at Delhi in special session Tuesday afternoon, the business in hand being the matter of a County Hospital which is to be jammed down the throats of the people….[and the editor vents further against the “power at Albany pulling the string and Governor Whitman.”]

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M. Linn Bruce, Jr. Will Become Second Lieutenant in French Army

The friends of M. Linn Bruce Jr. will be glad to hear of his fine service at the front, which has received special recognition from the French officers.

He joined the transport service on his arrival in Paris and after weeks of severe training his section was assigned to one of the most exposed parts of the line. He was placed in charge of a division of five ton motor trucks engaged in bringing up ammunition to the batteries. This work, which has to be performed at night without lights is difficult and very dangerous. The Germans keep the roads under constant fire from their guns and aeroplanes in an endeavor to prevent the batteries from being supplied.

Young Bruce’s work attracted the attention of his superiors and he has been selected to attend the French school for officers located in the city of M—. Graduation from this school will give him the rank of Second Lieutenant in the French Army. [Buffy Calvert: My Uncle Linn later became the superintendent of the Gerry Estate in Lake Delaware.]

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Penfield & Douglas loaded two cars of cider apples at the Andes station this week.

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Under a new law the pensions of the widows of soldiers have been increased to $25 per month.

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George H. Norton, son of E. M. Norton of this place, has secured a position under the Interior Department of the U. S. government. His work will be in the division of classification of public lands and he is to report for duty at Boise, Idaho, October 15. [Jim Andrews: George Norton was the son of Ed Norton who owned the local pharmacy (now Paisley’s.) They sold the store to Roy and Josie Miller who sold it to Graham Frisbee. As kids, we knew this store as “Graham’s.” The Nortons lived in the Ronald Boerner home on Lower Main Street.]~