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150 years in the past
April 13, 1871
Care of the Tooth – The perfect and most secure tooth wash on the earth is tepid water. There may be not a tooth powder in existence, or a tooth wash that doesn’t inflict a bodily harm to the enamel, and promote their decay. Every dentist has a powder of his personal, which he sells at a thousand per cent. revenue, which he might truthfully think about will do a constructive good with none harm no matter; however he’s mistaken. The enamel had been by no means meant to be pearly white. Each clever dentist is aware of that the whiter the enamel are, the earlier and extra sure they’ll decay; he additionally is aware of that these enamel are the soundest, final the longest, and are probably the most helpful, which have a yellowish tint; then why present powders to take off this yellowish floor?
Details in Human Life — The variety of languages spoken on the earth is 3,064. The inhabitants of the globe profess greater than 1,000 totally different religions. The variety of males is about equal to the variety of girls. The typical of human life is thirty-three years. One quarter die earlier to the age of seven years, one half earlier than seventeen, and people who go this age take pleasure in a felicity refused to one-half the human species. To each thousand individuals, one reaches 100 years of life: to each 100, solely six the age of sixty-five; and never multiple in 500 reside to be eighty years of age. There are on earth 1,000,000,000 inhabitants; and of those 33,333,333 die yearly, 91824 on daily basis, 3,730 each hour, and sixty each minute, or one each second. These losses are balanced by an equal variety of births. The married are longer lived than the only, and above all those that observe a sober and industrious conduct. Tall males reside longer than quick ones. Ladies have extra possibilities of life earlier to being fifty years of age than males, however fewer afterwards. The variety of marriages is in proportion of 75 to each 1,000 people. Marriages are most continuously after the equinoxes; that’s through the months of June and December.
100 years in the past
April 13, 1921
$50,000 Reward to Keuka Faculty – The Ball Bros., of Muncie, Indiana, producers of the Ultimate Glass Jars, and enterprise males of uncommon means, have offered Keuka Faculty with over $50,000. The Ball Bros. are nephews of the late Rev. George H. Ball, the founding father of Keuka Faculty, and so they have been and are loyal buddies and supporters of the establishment. Frank Ball is without doubt one of the trustees of the school. The reward they now make is in line with their suggestion that when some robust group would get again of Keuka Faculty and endow it, they’d make a considerable contribution. The Northern Baptist Conference is elevating the endowment for the school and its success is assured. The gorgeous transformed dormitory is to be referred to as “Ball Memorial Corridor.” It is without doubt one of the most tasty and comfy dormitories to be discovered. Greater than $60,000 have been expended through the previous yr in bettering the school property. A big coming into class of remarkable, well-prepared younger girls has already registered for September.
Ground Provides Manner – The cement block constructing lately erected by the Harris Bros, within the rear of the Lake Keuka Fruit Gross sales Co.’s property in Water avenue, Penn Yan, suffered appreciable harm Saturday morning when the heavy cement ground within the second ground gave approach and carried the higher ground with it into the basement. The cement ground weighed between 30 and 40 tons and was about 4 to 5 inches thick, graded to the middle of the room. Solely the day earlier than that they had transferred from the J. A. Fiero warehouse some 1,500 instances of grape juice weighing about 55 kilos to the case. These had been saved on the cement ground able to ship. Evidently a number of the heavy timbers beneath this ground gave approach as the middle of the ground cracked, tearing the heavy timbers beneath, and went to the bottom, carrying with the ground lots of the instances of grape juice and tearing the higher ground free from its moorings within the wall. Thankfully, lots of the instances of grape juice had been positioned alongside the outer wall, and these didn’t fall into the mass of timbers and cement which went to the basement when the ground gave approach. The giving approach of the flooring tended to drive out the outer wall on the south facet, and the partitions had been cracked in a number of locations. Workmen promptly put heavy timbers and planking towards the wall to reserve it from falling out, and on this approach the partitions had been saved. Thankfully, all their precious equipment was in one other a part of the constructing and didn’t go into the mix-up. The Harris Bros, have had a very good many issues to cope with, and their many buddies hope their loss won’t show as critical because it at first appeared. Folks residing close to heard the crash of the constructing giving approach about 2:30 Saturday morning.
75 years in the past
April 11, 1946
Look Earlier than You Purchase Warn College Officers – The Penn Yan college authorities once more want to name consideration to the truth that dishonest salesmen representing correspondence faculties that don’t exist continuously function in Penn Yan, as they do in different communities. Any citizen of Penn Yan considering shopping for a correspondence course ought to, for his personal safety, by no means pay unknown representatives any sum of cash with out first seeing convincing and bona fide credentials, a part of which embody state or different franchise authority for working the faculties. As an additional verify, anybody is at liberty to contact the college authorities who’re in a position in a matter of minutes to seek the advice of an permitted record of correspondence faculties. This record is compiled by the Nationwide Residence Research council, which is an genuine and respected group acknowledged by state departments.
Hearth Dispossesses Three Households Dwelling On East Elm Avenue – Hearth following an explosion of some undetermined form did an estimated harm of $3,000 Monday night to the three-family house home on the nook of East Elm and Benham streets. In line with Hearth Chief Howard Sprague, this constructing familiarly often known as “The outdated Submit place,” was the property of John Potapczyk. Mr. and Mrs. Potapczyk occupied one house and their loss included a number of objects of all-new electrical gear — washer, fridge, stitching machine, cleaner, and a gasoline range solely every week in use. Mr. and Mrs. William Leach lived within the rear house. Mr. Leach is a lately discharged service man and all of their furnishings is new, having been delivered throughout the previous three weeks. Occupants of the third house had been Mr. and Mrs. Edward Yachel and 4 young children. They misplaced every little thing. Mr. and Mrs. Potapczyk are staying together with her mom, Mrs. Mary Ulawski of Hicks avenue. The opposite two households accepted supplied shelter from buddies and relations.
Conservation Membership Spots 67 Types of Birds – The next birds had been recorded by the members of the Keuka Park Conservation membership throughout March: loon, horned grebe, whistling swan, Canada goose, mallard, black duck, baldpate, pintail, wooden duck, redhead, ring-neck duck, canvasback, higher scaup, goldeneye, buffle-head, ruddy duck, hooded merganser, American merganser, sharp-shinned hawk, red-tailed hawk, rough-leg hawk, marsh hawk, osprey, sparrow hawk, ruffled grouse, pheasant, killdeer, herring gull, ring-billed gull, Bonaparte’s gull, mourning dove, screech owl, nice horned owl, kingfisher, flicker, pileated woodpecker, furry woodpecker, downy woodpecker, phoebe, prairie horned lark, blue jay, crow, chickadee, white breasted nuthatch, brown creeper, robin, bluebird, golden topped kinglet, northern shrike, starling, English sparrow, meadowlark, red-winged blackbird, bronzed grackle, cowbird, cardinal, night grosbeak, purple finch, goldfinch, Savanah sparrow, vesper sparrow, junco, tree sparrow, discipline sparrow, fox sparrow, and tune sparrow. The whole quantity is 67. The ruddy duck is a uncommon customer on Keuka lake, however is seen extra continuously on Seneca. The whistling swan just isn’t seen yearly, however might seem in small flocks. Unusually heat climate for March introduced lots of the migrants in early.
50 years in the past
Apr. 15, 1971
The Altering Scene – St. Mark’s Terrace, Senior Citizen Housing Challenge at Penn Yan, is quickly shifting towards completion. A lot of the outside brick work is accomplished, and workmen are busily finishing the seven story house advanced at Liberty and Chapel Avenue within the village.
Reapportionment Plan Will get Court docket Approval – Supreme Court docket Justice Jacob Ark has given approval to the proposed reapportionment plan for Yates County. Thus the plan will go earlier than the voters on the November election. The plan requires a 13 member, 5 district legislative board. The current county legislative physique is made up of 1 supervisor from every of the 9 cities within the county. Additionally on the polls in November, the voters will select the supervisors to serve beneath the brand new plan. Ought to the plan be rejected, the supervisors elected should then discover one other reapportionment plan. The proposal was submitted to the courtroom inasmuch because the county was the defendant in a reapportionment case introduced by a Penn Yan citizen, former village trustee Thomas Waye. The plan, as permitted by Justice Ark, offers the next districts throughout the county, with the illustration famous: Italy and Middlesex mixed into one district, with one supervisor; Potter, Benton and Torrey in a single district with three supervisors; Jerusalem with two supervisors; Milo districts I via VI, with 4 representatives; Barrington, Starkey and Milo District VII mixed with three representatives. Every consultant, or member of the legislative board, could be elected for a two yr time period, beginning January 1, 1972, and every would have one vote. Current city supervisors and village mayors could be eligible to serve from their legislative district. Every consultant would signify a inhabitants norm of 1,466 individuals. By districts, the vary could be from 1,405 to 1,503 per member, effectively throughout the courtroom mandated inhabitants limits. The p.c deviation from the norm is at a excessive of 4.2 with 10 p.c being permitted by the courts. Numerous mixture of districts for easy majority of seven, have a inhabitants vary of 10,236 to 10,441 within the county’s census complete of 19,069.
5 Car Pileup Shatters Easter Calm – A spectacular crackup involving two pickup vehicles and three vehicles shattered the calm of an Easter Sunday night at North Ave. and Liberty Avenue in Penn Yan. 4 individuals had been damage and several other others shaken up within the 7:15 crash. Jack Valder, 33, of Penn Yan R.D. 2 and his 13 yr outdated son, Kevin, suffered face, neck and head accidents and had been admitted to Troopers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. Launched following remedy had been: Rodney Bush, 33, of 244 E. Elm St., Donald Bush, 62, of Seneca Falls, ear laceration. He’s the daddy of Rodney Bush. A brother, Ronald, 25, of Waterloo, escaped harm. Penn Yan Police Sgt. Kenneth Maloy and Patrolman John Wooden mentioned Valder was headed west throughout Liberty Avenue when his truck was struck by the southbound Bush truck, operated by Rodney Bush. The violent influence ripped the camper high from the Valder truck and spun it into an eastbound automotive pulling into the intersection, operated by Harold W. Adsit, 45, of Dewitt. The Adsit automotive struck one other eastbound automotive pushed by Mrs. Florence Detro of Canandaigua. The Bush truck rolled 175 ft past the purpose of preliminary influence and, whereas flying via the air, struck a automotive operated by Woodrow Bell, 27, of Middlesex, which had simply rounded the nook. The motive force was thrown from the Bush truck however his father and a brother, Ronald 25, of Waterloo, stayed with the wreckage because the automobile stopped on its high. The Valders additionally had been thrown from their truck. Bush was given a summons charging him with driving whereas intoxicated.