From the Files of the Hurleyville Sentinel: December 2020

December 2020

Compiled by Sullivan County Historian John Conway
DECEMBER 27, 1930
High School Notes from the Announcer
Outplaying Hurleyville from start to finish, the Roscoe quintet rang up its first victory in the Catskill Mountain League at Roscoe. Both teams fought hard, but Roscoe, the better team, won.
Hurleyville was the first to score when our dashing forward, Charles Yavorofsky made two foul shots. Immediately after this, Al Keating broke loose and made a nice hang shot making the score 4-0. At this point Roscoe began using its scoring ability and quickly sprang into the lead.
In the second half, our boys fought hard, but could not make their shots good. They kept Roscoe’s scoring down, but could not add any points to their own score. The final score was 25-14.
There was a preliminary game between the girls of both schools with victory for Roscoe. Both teams, scrapping hard, made the game a treat to the eye. The score was 19-12.
People You Know
Among those who attend college and are spending the Christmas vacation with their parents are: Rose Cohen, Sylvia Garelick, Rose Wizwer, Lillian Lawrence, Herbert Billowitz, George Schmuckler, Milton Schmuckler, Betty Simmons, and Paul Raskin.
JANUARY 2, 1932
J. Maxwell Knapp Appointed
Attorney J. Maxwell Knapp of Hurleyville has been appointed to fill the vacancy on the Commission on the Monticello-Bloomingburg Road. The position was made vacant by the death of William A. Williams of Liberty.
Christmas Finds Children in Need
Children undernourished and inadequately clothed were discovered by Probation Officer Alexander Conroy as they distributed 125 baskets of food provided by the Monticello Lodge of Elks.
The food baskets were distributed in Fallsburg and Monticello, Bethel, Lake Huntington, Glen Spey, Barryville, Bloomingburg, and Roosa Gap. Every family given food included from two to six children. One family had ten. In nearly every instance, according to Mr. Conroy, the fathers had been out of work for from two to three months.
S.P.C.A. May Stop All Work in Sullivan County
For the first time in more than 25 years, the Sullivan County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is seeing the necessity of stopping all work because of the lack of funds to go on with. Already we have had to refuse to advance money to keep stock from starvation this winter, in more than one case. In some of these cases, there are little children who are depending on milk for a large part of their daily food, but as we are unable to furnish food for these cattle, they will have to be sold at a sacrifice, entailing additional hardships on both parents and children.
JANUARY 1, 1937
Appointed Referee in Albany Cases
Special County Judge Henry F. Gardner of Callicoon has recently been appointed referee in eighteen cases commenced by different property owners in the City of Albany against the Commissioners of Taxation and Assessment of that city. These cases have been commenced in the Albany County Supreme Court by those property owners, each of whom has valuable property interests in Albany. The order appointing Judge Gardner as referee direct him to hear the cases in Albany.
Masonic Lodges Install New Officers
Masonic Lodges in Monticello and Liberty will install new masters and officers elected last week. Charles Horton was chosen Master of the Monticello Lodge, and Albert Hadden as master of the Mongaup Lodge, Liberty.
Wallace C. Budd, Summitville postmaster, was chosen to head Wawarsing Lodge, Ellenville, and was installed last week. Kiamesha Chapter, Eastern Star of Monticello chose Mrs. Edna Davidson, matron and Mrs. Harriet Knapp, associate matron.
Hurleyville Native Gets Obama Appointment
President Barack Obama has appointed Hurleyville native Rebecca S. Salon to the President’s Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities.
Currently a resident of Silver Spring, Md., Dr. Salon is project director at the National Center on Leadership for the Employment and Economic Advancement of People with Disabilities, established by the National Disability Institute, and program specialist at the D.C. Department on Disability Services, positions she has held since 2013.
She previously held numerous posts at the Lt. Joseph P. Kennedy Institute in Washington, D.C., from 1987 to 2007, including serving as the agency’s director.
Dr. Salon started her career in the disabilities field in the mid-1970s, when she opened some of the first group homes for adults with intellectual disabilities in Sullivan County as a staff member of the Sullivan County A.R.C.
She earned a bachelor’s degree from SUNY Albany and holds Master’s and doctoral degrees from Syracuse University’s School of Education. She grew up in Hurleyville, where her parents, Phil and Marion Salon, owned Salon’s Bungalows and Salon’s Corners. She is a graduate of Fallsburg High School.
Enjoying Nature’s Gifts
Teachers and administrators at Benjamin Cosor Elementary School (BCES) are encouraging students to explore nature in the outdoors, right on the Fallsburg school campus.
With the help of a Sullivan Renaissance Healthy Community Grant, teachers Ms. Leah Exner and Mr. Mark Spina developed a partnership with Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) and local businesses to clear and redevelop a hiking trail in the woods behind the school.
The grant writers wanted to allow the school’s children, families and community to experience the wonder of nature in their very own backyard.