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Canandaigua Daily Messenger (Newspaper) - December 15, 1960, Canandaigua, New York Established 1796 161tb Year WEATHER OUTLOOK able, mild and windy today, high In mid 31s. Snow tonight, low In mid 20s. Sunny, with Hurries Friday, with high about 30. Southwest winds increasing to 20-35. AREA TEMPERATURES 8 A.M. 28; 11 A.M. 34; 1 P.M. 37. 21 hour high 37; low 25. .VOL. 164, NO. 245 PHONE 897 CANANDAIGUA, NEW YORK, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15, 1960 7c A COPY Production Of Gas In County Is Big Business County Ranks 5th In State; No End In View In the decade between 1850 and 1960, Ontario County has moved fvom a minor to a majorv natural gas producer in Now York Slate. Statistics released by the New York Stale Department of Com- merce indicate thai the counly is now fifth among 19 counties listed gas producing areas. In 1950, Ontario was 16th in Hie same group. Today only Allegheny, Cat- taraugus, Sleuben and Sullivan are bigger producers. The surge in Ontario's position Is due to the developement of a 35- wcll area in the towns ot East Bloomfield, Bristol and Richmond during the past three years. Not In Sight" Today the D.W. Franchot Co. of Clean is operating 29 wells in the towns of Bristol and Richmond and report that "the end is not :n tight." Harold Garringer, field representative for the Franchot firm, estimated that cu- bic feet of gas is being piped per day from these wells to a distrib- uting and processing unit, two miles east of Canandaigua off Rt. This Ras-is purchased by New York Natural Gas Co. which in turn supplies New York Electric Gas Corp., from which Canan- daigua, Geneva, Auburn and other communities get their cooking and heating 'gas. Newest wells which the Fran-, thot firm is developing are in the South Hill section of the Town of .Bristol. The wells also extend to the' east shore of Honeoye Lake iind northward near the Town of I'.ast Bloomfield line. Franchot has taken land leases development rights on a wide area and describes the hilly local- ity along the western edge of the Bristol and the eastern section of Richmond as "lop gas-producing country." Bloomfield Operations Working during the past year in die Town of East Bloomtield have been the Bell Oil Co. of Amherst Jn suburban Buffalo, the James R. Joyce firm of Andovcr, and other firms. They have developed a halt dozen producing wells and plan to lay a pipeline early next year north to the Bloomficld-Vic- tor town line where the supply Vill be sold to Rochester .Gas Electric Co. Tlie-extent of the sup- plv cannot be estimated, it is ex- plained, until full tests have been made. Plan Organisation Contest For Board Post Seen The Ontario Counly Bourd of Su- peivisors plans its 19S1 organiza- tion meeting during the first week in January and a chairmanship conlesl may be looming, The Mes- senger has learned, belwecn tlie present board chairman, Philip ,T. Rowley of Honeoye, and Sidney W. Thomas of Gorham. Neilher Chairman Rowley nor Supervisor Thomas, budget dircc- lor and chairman of the Board's finance committee during the past two years, has made a declaration of candidacy, but both men have been sounding out Board senti- ment on the chairmanship ques- Haile Selassie Loses Throne As Bloodless Coup Seizes Ethiopia Emperor's Own 'Making Sonic Kennedy May Make Further Cabinet Selections Today NEW FAIR OFFICIALS The Ontario Counly Fair Society made major changes In Its officer slate for 1960-61 at its annual meeting last evening. Seated left lo right arc Robert W. Pullok, new presi- dent; Lyle R. Arnold, first vice president; John W. Carlilc, second vice president; standing, Lnther R.. Moycr, race secretary, and William E. Boyle, treasurer. lion. Rowley, who has served the Rusk Sees Key PolicyRole For Stevenson NEW YORK Rusk, the incoming secretary of state, says Adlai Stevenson will "play a key role in Ihe formulation of for- eign policy" in the administration of President-elect John F. Ken- nedy. Rusk conferred here Wednesday with Stevenson, who will be the U. S. ambassador to the United Nations under Kennedy. The meeting was the first between Rusk and Stevenson since the president-elect announced Rusk's selection on Monday. The two discussed their appoint- ments at news conference in Stevenson's law office here. Rusk said Stevenson knows more than any other American concerning what the U. N. means for the world and for U. S. for- eign policy. pointed out that Stevenson had helped create the" international body in San Fran- cisco in 1945. The new Democratic adminis- tration, said Rusk, will want Ste- venson's "full counsels in the for- mulation of foreign policy." When asked if the "key role" had been a factor in his accep- tance of the U. N. post, Stevenson laid: "This is the first I've heard of .t, and I think it's a very nice jhrase." Town of Richmond as supervisor for the past five years, has been Board chairman for 'the past two years. Thomas, Gorham's super- visor since 1956, has served as chairman of the Board's finance committee for the past two years. Both Highly Kespecled Both Rowley and Thomas are widely respected by Board mem- bers and are credited with having done highly capable jobs. Chair- man Rowley has given leadership to a progressive Board program during the past two years includ- ing such major steps as construc- tion of a new county jail, acquisi- tion of building and land areas for office and parking space, profes- sional study of the rising welfare department budget under the su- pervision of Gibs Consultants, re- organization of office space in the County Courthouse, expansion of county park and'recreation space and other movies. Thomas, as chairman of the fi- nance commiltee, played a major role in developing 1960 and 1061 county budgets which have met new county financial responsibil- ities and yet have demanded less than a ia well. The emperor left his cap- lal at the end of November for an extended trip through West Africa and Latin America. Ethio- )ia appeared untouched by the wave of nationalism arid unrest sweeping Africa, and all looked ranciuil at the time. His crack imperial 'rom which came the Ethiopian units thai fought in Ihe Korean considered intensely loyal. Some of the guard are believed lo Have been sent among the Ethiopians now serving under tho U. N. command in the Congo, however, and their absence may have given dissidents an opportu- nity to strike for power. The emperor also is reported lo have had some differences with Asfa Wassan, and there have been rumors that he migt bypass the crown prince In favor of some (Continued On Page 3, Column
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