From the Files of the Hurleyville Sentinel: May 2021


Compiled by Sullivan County Historian John Conway
May 26, 1909
Local and Personal News
We have made arrangements with L. W. Lawrence whereby the Sentinel office will occupy the room recently completed in the Casino building. As has been previously stated we have purchased a typesetting machine and will endeavor to make the Sentinel what it should be, a clean, family newspaper devoted to the interests of the village in which it is printed. Items for publication must be handed in before Tuesday afternoon as the paper is published the first thing Wednesday morning. Copy for change of advertisements must be handed in by Saturday and a notice to the effect appears every week in the paper. You may say you have not seen other notices: if so, you will see this and act accordingly that we may not be delayed in publication.
Cemetery Association Buys Land
The Hurleyville Cemetery Association has purchased about an acre and a half of ground adjoining the cemetery from B. T. Lawrence. Consideration: $300.
Prisoners Moved
The prisoners were taken out of the Monticello jail Saturday and taken to Newburgh where they will remain until the barn in which they are kept is prepared and the cells moved.

May 27, 1933
Dairymen’s League Secures Freight Reduction
A 19-percent reduction in railroad freight rates on fluid milk shipments to New York City will become effective soon, saving dairy farmers $1,000,000 annually.
Downward revision of milk rates comes as a result of a movement instituted by the Dairymen’s League Cooperative Association, Inc., last August, said President Fred H. Sexacur in announcing the agreement with railroad executives.
The agreement applies to the New York Central, Lackawanna, Pennsylvania, D&H, O&W, Lehigh Valley, and the Erie.

Waxey Gordon, Racketeer and Bootlegger, Captured at White Lake by State Troopers
White Lake, Sullivan County, again comes into the spotlight with the capture of the notorious “Waxey Gordon,” racketeer rated by Uncle Sam as Public Enemy No. 1. Federal agents have been searching the county for him since April 27, and he felt much chagrined, as he expressed it, “to be taken by a couple of hick cops.” He will probably have a better opinion of Sergeant Thomas Mangan and Sergeant Jack Hopkins of the State Police in the future. Gordon was held on $100,000 bail in New York City for appearance June 5.

Man Killed, Flier Held
Charles Glassner of Parksville, 27 years old, was killed instantly shortly after midnight last Saturday in an accident for which J.M. Gamewell, Jr., twenty-three, North Carolina aviator, with headquarters at Livingston Manor, is held as the hit-and-run driver.
Glassner was run down in front of the store of his father-in-law, Morris Seigel. Moe Grossman of Parksville, who saw the accident, caused Gamewell’s arrest in Liberty, after following what he saw was the death car from Parksville. Gamewell’s car was said to have been splattered blood when he was arrested.
Gamewell, questioned for some time by State Police, refused to make a statement. Charles Henry of Liberty, twenty-one, his companion on the ride from Livingston Manor to Liberty, said he was asleep and was unaware of the accident.
Gamewell was held in Sullivan County Jail in Monticello for a hearing at noon before Magistrate Fred Sprague at Liberty.
Now Open
Weissman’s Drug Store has opened the soda fountain and luncheonette and are prepared to serve you delicious and refreshing food at reasonable prices.

Largest Crowd Ever at Jefferson Dinner
More than 900 guests, including many Democratic leaders from southern New York, constituted Thursday night of last week the largest Jeffersonian dinner party ever in this part of the state. The capacity of the Flagler Hotel dining room was taxed to the limit by the crowd, which enthusiastically paid tribute not only to Thomas Jefferson, founder of the Democratic party, but also to President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Governor Herbert H. Lehman.
Vincent Dailey, state director of the Democratic Union, paid tribute to the Democratic county chairman, James M. Kelly, who, he said, had built the greatest Democratic organization in any upstate county. Dr. Victor Bourke of Livingston Manor was toastmaster.