VOL. LXVIII—No. 39 NEWARK, NEW YORK. THURSDAY; SEPTEMBER 26, 1940 E n t e r e d a s se c o n d c l a s s man m a t t e r a t N e w a r k . N; Y. P o s t Office TWO SECTIONS — 12 PAGES R. AUGUST E. WITZEL ochester Native tQ Assume Post on Oct. 1 st Di. August E; Witzel, first .wi.-tant physician of Brooklyn cup Hospital, and acting medi- I?inspector for the State De- artment of Mental .Hygiene, been appointed by Commis- icner William J,, Tiffany, as prinntendent of Newark State -'hoof. the appointment to. be- me effective October 1 . 1940. (- The new appointee will suc- cd Dr. H. G. Hubbeil,- who-has cn acting' superintendent nee July 1938. Dr. Hubbeil will hmnue in .-fife- position as imeal director, Dr Witzel’s scholastic trairi- and his long experience in nitut’ipn work, together with ).■> persona] qualifications, niently fit him for his new sition. He was born June 13, )0. in Rochester, New. York, e attended th e ’ Oswego High bool from 1904 to 1908, and racuse University and Medical Urge from 1909 to 1916. From e University he received the uree of Bachelor of Science, cl from the Medical College, c degree of Doctor of Medi- ~ir five in Athletics While in college he took a fn interest ‘in- student acti.vi- (- was president of the jun- r cia-s in the University and ihe freshman class in the ediral College. He was Cox- •ain of the Freshman and rs:ty Crews of the University d also played baseball and otball on. class teams. . To supplement his medical stains,-■■Dr;-.--Wi tael luok • a' urse in neuropathology in 24 . and a course in child guid- ce in the P-sychiatrio Insti- te m 1928. . r. Witzel entered the State DR. AUGUST E. WITZEL WILLKIE DAY W o m e n Groups to Hold Parties O c t. 8 State-Wide Willkie D a y , Tuesday, Oct. 8 , will be celebrat ed- with parties in nearly every village and town * in Wayne County. The day will be Observed in Newark by informal parties for women voters in each district. Those entertaining will be an nounced in next Week's paper. y f r a Q p n r tr p T? F n U n r Ir p j in mn J . chairman. The- Lyons party, of which Mrs. Harold, Bastian is chair man, will be held In Caroukas Hall. This will also be a tea and i s„ there will be music and other ne at Utica Btefe HospiFaT, in ^ 3 oi)serve the cjay With a' large party at Normandy re. 1916. He was promoted to usUnt physician, September. 17. and to senior assistant in id. 1920. He w.-s appointed rector of clinical psychiatry in 'okiyn State Hospital in 1925, d was transferred to the posi- r nf first assistant physician May. 1940. He was detailed as tme medical inspector for the p.irtment of Mental Hygiene July 1 . of this year, nducted Mental Courses Iu connection with his State sprial work. Dr. Witzel has •ducted mental hygiene d child' guidance clinics and given courses in Cornell diral College and Long Island dical College. * He has also men papers and given ad- 'sses on administrative and 'chiatric topics at various dieal meetings, r Witzel is a member of the w York State Medical.Society, e New York Society of Clinical Irina try. and, the Brooklyn urniogical Society. He is also a df>w of the American Ps-ycMa- c Association, n August 24, 1917, Dr. Wlt- mai-ried Helen M. Van 'fyn\.. of Ilion, New York, ry have a daughter Patricia r- who is 17 years of age. —, -0 ----- ' ----- uxiliary Chooses Irs. Libbert New resident for Year Irv Henry Libbert was elect- I'MclcnU of the August Mauer t Auxiliary, American Legion, it' annual meeting last week, e 'iiccecds Mrs. Laura Doty in post. her officers elected are: vice-president, Mrs. Mabel fi-iv: second vice-president, Catherine Crider; treasurer. Ruth Carson: secretary, Ruth Pulver; members of my committee, Mrs. Libbert, Crider, and Mrs. Pulver. \fhcers will be installed at 1<? ting at 8 p. m. next Thur.s- y Oct. 3 . ------ -o—------- - Des titure Rites Set V Methodist Troop ’’V fenut Troop 122 of the war-k Methodist Church will ■> tenderfoot investiture f' at 7:30 p. hi. today ur flay at the church, laird Mundy, chairman of ' P committee, and Ernest '\w scoutmaster, will have ; of the ceremony, and' TV L Siggins, manager of Newark Montgomery [Ward win give a talk. ember, of the troop com- |fe are requested to be pre- *_ ff,r the rites and for a e;oig of the Committee which follow. Inn. Clyde is planning a barty which will be held in the Clyde Grange Hall. Mrs. John Wick ham. Mrs. Ralph Nelson .and Miss Jessie Barnes are iii charge of arrangements and will haver a large committee to assist them. Wolcott, Rose, North Rose, Red Creek, Huron and Butler will join in a party which will take the form of a discussion group to be held at Ji-Meva Farm, the home of Mrs. Evalyn B. G.atchell Jin Route 104. Mrs. Anna G. Putnam and Miss Katherine Olmstead will be the speakers. ' Williamson and Ontario will join in a pa'rty to be held in Williamson with Mrs. C h a rts B. Brasser and Mrs. Harold B. Fewster in charge. 1 Women ir> Wayne County are cordially invited to attend one of these parties and enjoy a pleasant afternoon. WillHle’s broadcast that afternoon, will be heard at each party. ^ — .— — 0 — i . ------- 1 School Tax Payments Start at $13.88 Rate Tax rate for payment of 1940 school taxes in Dist. 8, Village of Newark, has been set a t $13.88 a thousand assessed valuation, ac cording to Charles H Berger, re ceiver bf taxes and assessments. This is a 68-cent increase in rate over 1939, but is lower than expected due to an in crease in assessed valuations, he said. School taxes here will be col lected for a 30-day free period, beginning next Tuesday, Oct. 1. Amount of the tax levy is $97,- 860, a jump of $5,024.83 over last year. Following the free period, taxes wiil be subject to an add ed 2 per cent fee for the next 60 days, and thereafter to a 5 per cent additional fee. — - - New Officers Chosen By Epworth'League Leveret Lancaster is the presi dent Of the Epworth League of the Methodist Church, elected Monday evening at the second official meeting held at the church. ------- . - Other officers are: First vice president, Dorothy Sergisson; second -vice president, Ruth Hansen; third vice president. Richard Combes; fourth . vice president, Alfred Ketchanr; secretary, Neva Smith.; treas urer, Robert Pulver; , pianist. Charles Sergisson; news collec tor, Joyce Mundy. ' _ nn On Monday, Sept. 30, at 7.:3Q p . m. all the young people of the Methodist Church are invited to attend a social sponsored by the ieague. ' Speakers For PTA Meetings In Year Listed P a r e n t ' D iscussion G roups to G et Under W a y N e x t W eek i Seven outstanding monthly i programs scheduled by the New ark Pafent-Teacher Association for the current scholastic year were announced at opening teas held at the Junior-^Senior High School and Lincoln School yes terday by Mrs. Alvin Dunbar, president. Similar teas will be held at 3:45 p. m. today :in Perkins arid .Roosevelt schools, at which the year’s programs will be discuss ed. Mrs. Dunbar listed ,the month ly ptograms, dealing with, the general theme of “Building Character\ .and presiding hos tess for each meeting as follows: Oct. 22—Dr. Exie E. Welsch, psychiatrist of Rochester Guid ance Center, speaking on “Building Character Through Health”, Mrs. Leslie Engleson presiding hostess; Nov. 26—Ken neth Spear, executive of Roches ter Boy Scout Council, speaking on “Building Character Through Service”, Mrs. Newton DePuy presiding hostess. Theatre Group Slated Jan. 28—Mrs. Phoebe Mur dock, Newark, executive secre tary of Wayne Red Cross Chap ter, speaking on “Building Character Through Reading”, Mrs. Stanley Ameele presiding hostess; Feb. 25—Founders’ Day, teachers bf Newark schools iri charge and homemaking and industrial arts exhibits dealing w i t h. “Building ' Character Through Work”, past presidents acting as presiding host and hostesses; March 25—Don Man ning, parole officer at industry ■State— School;— speaking ' ori “Building Character Through Discipline”, Mrs. Charles Bald win presiding hostess. April 22—Allan Sisson, WHAM sports editor,! speaking on “Building Character Through Sports’-’i-Mtft-Harold Brightman- presiding hostess; May 1—The Children’s Theatre of New York will present “Robin Hood” as part of the annual Know Your School Days May 1 and 2. In place of a December program parents are invited to attend Christmas exercises in the schools, Mrs. Dunbar said. The president also announced (Continued on Page Six) SETS GOP Supreme Court Nominee ESTIMATE 1941 E x p e n ses Listed $2,781 M o r e T h a n T h is Year >- >-h Lumbrazo to Open New Auto Supply Store Saturday A new automobile accessory and supply store will be opened here as \Freddie’s Auto Supply” by Fred Lumbrazo this Satur day. Sept. 28, at 143 South Main St., former location of Hart’s grocery store. The proprietor, Mr. Lumbrazo. has had 12 years of experience dealing in auto supplies and electrical appliances and has been in this business in Newark the past six years. He is a grad uate of Oneida High School and Hartwick Seminary, where he played both varsity baseball and football, and during his stay in Newark has been active in bowl ing. softball, basketball, and football circles. The new store will carry complete lihes in tires, bicycles, batteries, sport goods, auto radios, oil, and all inci dental accessories, Lumbrazo states. Officers Re-Elected By County WCTU All officers were re-elected by the Wayne County Women’s Christian Temperance Unibn at its annual meeting last Thurs day at Sodus. ,ey are ,as follows:: Presi dent, Mrs. D. W. Briggs. Pal myra; vice-president, Mrs. Anna Wright, Red Creek; correspond ing secretary, Mrs, Ethel Sey bold, Marion; recording secre tary, Mrs. Bessie Merriam, New ark, and treasurer, Mrs. Ethel iNicewonger, Sodus Point. . . 0 — RED CROSS CONFERENCE Eighteen delegates fro m Wayne County will attend a Red Cress Regional Conference this Friday at Hotel . Sagamore, Rochester. Mrs. F. C. Donnelly, Junior Red Cross Chairman, and Mrs. Phoebe Murdock, . Wayne Chapter executive secre tary. Will attend from Newark. — —— o 4- ------- - TOWNSEND MEET The Newark Townsend Club will hold a social party at Odd Fellows Hail, following its meet ing this Friday at 8 p. m„ in celebration of its fifth ■ anniver sary. Those attending are asked to bring sandwiches. Cbffee and fried cakes will be furnished. An increase in town expendi tures of $2,781 for next year, qyer. the 1940 estimate was contained' in the annual budget estimate for 1941 file„d last week-withi thje town clerk by the Town .Board. Despite this jump, amount to’ bife; raised by tax is set a.t only -$581. more than this year, due ;to an estimated, increase in reyenufe. The estimate, which wjli'” be opened to public hearing on-Oct. 4 ahd subsequently, adopted as the 1941 budget after .any neces sary changes are made, ''lists total estimated expenses: -.-fot next year at $81,830, as compar ed to $79,049 in the 1940 budget. Amount to .be raised by ..tax\ is estimated at $65,930. ' : Jlncome Seen $2,200 Higher !■ i Estimates of revenue, other- than property taxes for the next : year 'Were set a t $15,909, a jump, of $2,200 over last year’s' .e$fiF mated income, Main increases1 in estimated expenses are a pew $600 item for rural fire protecf tion. $470 for a .second Ofljq* assistant to the welfare ojBffbd $2,100 more for snow remOy'sA and miscellaneous highway pbri- poses, an increase of $200 Ip fbe supervisor’s salary, of $59 in 'f a i town clerk’s salary, of -$120'in the salary for supervisor of 'the WPA sewing project, and pf-$96 in salary of the welfare officer's secretary. Only decrease in estimated expenditures is $1,000 less for public relief. Increases in re venue include an estimated jump of $1,000 from beverage taxes, .of $1.000 in the unexpend ed balance for the year, of $100. from state income taxes, ana- bf, $100 from refunds pit insurance and bonds. Fire Fund Not Settled , V ul Sqpsi visor Ernest A. Smith, commenting on the estfrpate, :said-HM iia9m at« is not-neiiss-’' sarily final, slriee there is still a question as tb whether the rural fire fund can be arranged. He said he has been advised by County Attorney C. H. Herrick that special legal action must be taken arid possibly a town fite district set up in order to pay (Continued on Page Fire) — -------- —o - , ------------- Christy Appoints Republican Town Finance Chairmen Republican finance chair men for the Towns of Wayne County have been named by County Finance Chairman Ar thur N. Christy of Newark as follows: Ralph Gage, Sodus; William Cotten, Savannah; Frank Fos ter, Butler;. Joe Nicolette, Clyde; Sanford Young, Palmyra; Dr. Dempnt F, Oyer, Wolcott;-Nor man Gloyer, Ontario; Stanley Petty, Williamson; Ford Fisk, Macedon; William. Stimi, Wal worth; Seth Oaks, Rose; B. H. Catehpole, Huron- William Specht, Lyons; Charles Baldwin, Newark; Miles Dean, Marion, Under the new Hatch law, governing the operation of poli tical parties, each Town, County and State must stand on its own feet in the m a tter of rais ing funds for c a m p a ig n e x penses. Wayne County towns have re sponded quickly to the new re gulations and at the pre-prim? ary meetings recently heid by Republican leaders, all towns agreed to furnish their own funds to pay for taking the usual canvass and for other necessary campaign expenses. GILBERT AS CHOICE FOR Town Makes C n u n f v In Valuation A ssessors R eport Increase for Both V illage and O u tride A rea i»e County Judge and Surrogate Lewis A . .G ilbert, N e w ^ k , w h o yesterday was unaniifiotuly nom inated as the \ ilican Candidate for State Suprem e C o u rt Justice in thp Seventh Judicial D istrict (■ eth o d istW o m e n FicT^Mrs. F o x H ead of Society A new Women's Society of Christian Service was formed by 51 women of the Newark Meth odist Church at a special meet ing last Friday in which three former women's societies were combined into the new unit. Mrs. Genevieve Fox was selected as president of the society fol lowing organization and signing of the charter records. Other -officers elected are; First vice-president. Mrs. Vin cent O. Jolly; second vice-presi dent in charge of missionary department. Mrs! E. A. Smith; third vice-president in charge of local departments. Mrs. Lloyd Ridley; recording secretary. Mrs. Claude Mather; assistant secre tary, Mr$. Earl R Stott: corres ponding secretary, Mrs. A. E. Bolles; treasurer, Mrs. Stanley H: Oderklrk. The Rev. Frederick Maunder presided at the session and ex plained purposes of the consoli dation, which - included the Ladies’ .Aid, Home and For eign Missionary societies. The second meeting has been sched uled for Monday, Oct. 7. --0 : ------ - t e a c h e r , g u e s t s p e a k e r The League of Women Vtfters will meet at the home of Mrs. James Tyner, 208 Mason St., Thursday afternoon, Oct. 3, at 3:i5. Guest speaker Mr. Sidney Mac Arthur, head of the history department of the Newark High School will addrer 5 the members on “Election Platforms and Political Issues.” Lead SchooLs Student Body Elected last w e e k as officers of N e w ark H igh School Stu dent A ssociation are. from left, W illiam V ickery, president; A lfred K e tc h a m , councilman; Ellen Y o u n g , .vice-president; D o n a ld Buriditt, treasurer; Betty A llen, secretary; an d C o rd Scheetz, councilm an. Advisors are Miss H a rriet B o rg and H . W . H a tsell. , , G a z e t t e P h o t o , a n d E n g r a v i n g GYM ISSUE WAITS VOTE rarlc C o n g r egation to De- . cide M o n d a y : ^Members of the congregation of Park Presbyterian Church will i«4et in the church a t 7:30 p.m. next Monday, Sept. 30; to decide whether they will pay $400 and take title to the old high school gymnjasium ot waive their potential claims to the property and let it revert to the village. Tfiis Was announced Sunday by Harry Crofoot, chairman of the church’s Board of Trustees which met last week and sched uled the general meeting. The action, was taken when a search of the school property deeds, fol lowing (transfer from the school district to the village, revealed that the deed of the gymnasium property called for reversion to the Presbyterian Church So ciety on payment of $400 if it ceaseij to be used for school purposes. Members of the church board said that ‘no official action has been taken in regard to the sit-' nation and that disposal of the matter will be left entirely to a vote of tbe congregation. They did indicate, however, that the board wili recommend waiver of the deed’s clause. Trustees, be sides Crofoot, are Elmer J. Cun- (Continued on Page Five) --------------- .(j ------ - --------- Couple to Observe 50th Anniversary Of Wedding Rites Mr. and Mrs. George Weimer of North Main St. will celebrate their Goldeii Wedding Anniver- ?.ary'quietly oh Sunday, Sept, 29, at their cottage, Lakeview, So dus p o int. ■ They were married in Shorts ville on Sept. 29, 1890. by Dr. J. L. Gillard, of the Methodist Church, Shortsville, brother of Mrs. Weimer, with whom she re sided. Dr. Gillard is living, at present, in Warsaw, Indiana, Mrs. Weimer was born Eliza beth Girard, in Fairville. Mr.. Weimer also was born there. They have made their home in Newark for the past forty-seven: years, forty years of which they have lived iri the north wardr ; There are two children, living: a son. Kart Weimer, of Newark; and a daughter, Mrs. H- H. Vary,. o,f Newark: arid two grandchil dren, Grace Vary and Alan. Weimer, both, of Newark, o— - -■■ - MASONS PLAN CLAMBAKE In indoor clambake will be held by Newark Masonic Club: the evening of Thursday, Oct. 10, in Masonic Hall. George Chapman is general chairman, assisted by Rbmalne Cble, Fred- erick’ Wenban, and Haroid Tay lor;. . . Slight reductions in estimated rates for school tuxes and for state, county, and town taxes in the Town of Arcadia are seen as result of a report submitted by the Board of Assessors, showing a net gain in assessed valuation in the town of $22,335. The re port w.as submitted this week by Elmer E. Stell, chairman of the board. While 1940-41 tax rates them selves may be higher this year due to larger budgets, it ’ was pointed out ' that the rise in assessed valuations would have lowered the rates if amounts to be raised by tax were the same as last year. Stell’s report show ed that valuations of property in the township are $33,375 greater than last year, but a de crease of $li;040 in special fran chise valuations left a net in crease of $22,335. Exemptions More Than 8 Million He said the board set an assessed valuation- of $8,765,370 on regular property in the town, which is $33,375 greater than last year. Valuation of special franchise rights, primarily the properties of utilities, amounts to $417,640, which is $11,040 less than last ye.av. making a total assessed valuation of $9,182,910 on which taxes must be paid. Of note Is the fact that ex empted property in the town amounts to $8,031,927, which is only little more than one mil lion dollars less than the total I property includes $3,408,28.7. for I the NeWark - State School, ; $1,992,000 fbr the state's locks, waterways, and-bridges (a- totaJ of $5,400,257 for the .state), $1,445,800 for schools, $557,800 for the Village of Newark prop erty. $145,500 for the U, S. Gov ernment Post Office and prop erty, $357,900 for churches and parsonages, $48,970 for veterans’ property, $53,000 for cemeteries, $19,700 for Town of Arcadia property, and $3,000 for property pf ministers. Village Values Gain The board's report showed that, iri the township, there are 2:986 pieces of taxable property, with a total acreage of 29,423.15, bearing the assessed valuation of $8,765,370, This is broken down for village and rural properties as follows; Inside the village of Newark there are 2.053 pieces of real property with an acreage of 446.99, which bear an assessed (Continued on Page Six) ----------- - — ^3 ------------- Army Signs 7 Here During Week For 8-Week Total of 32 Seven young men were sent to service in the United States Army through volunteer enlist ment the past week at the New ark area Army recruiting office, according to Corp. 'William Rehler in charge. This makes a. total of 32 recruits signed to Army service here in the past two months. Four of the new privates were assigned to Field Artillery duty at Madison Barracks, N. Y. They are Richard Johnson, 22, New ark 'RD 1; Gowles Werley, 23, 104 Charlotte St., Newark; Peter A. Merreilar, 23, Newark RID 1; and Lawrence E. Proseus, 21, So dus Point. Elwin H. Witt, 21, Newark RD 2, was assigned to the Signal Corps, Ft. Monmouth, N. J.; Maynard Cay wood, 24, Clyde, was assigned to duty in Panama; and Philip Martin, 134 Wilson St., Newark, was assign ed to a post riot yet recorded here. 0-T r-r -!■ County Judge Unan imously L e w i s A . G i l b e r t o f N e w a r k ; j u d g e o f th e W a y n e C o u n t y . C o u r t th e p a s t th r e e y e a r s a t j d * c o u n t y s u r r o g a t e j u d g e th e p a s t ; 16 y e a r s , w a s u n a n i m o u s l y n o m i n a t e d a s R e p u b l i c a n q a n - * d i d a t e f o r S t a t e S u p r e m e C o u r t , j u s t i c e ' iri th e S e v e n t h J u d i c i a l D i s t r i c t a t th e c o n v e n t i o n o f : G O P d i s t r i c t ju d i c i a l d e l e g a t e s , in R o c h e s t e r y e s t e r d a y , The nomination is considered almost tantamount to election in the November balloting, since Republican candidates normally receive a large plurality. Des pite rumored and expected op position from at least two quar ters, Judge Gilbert was finally approved unanimously by the 52 delegates from the eight coun ties in the district. Hurley Possible Successor The office of Supreme Court . Justice carries an annual salary of $14,500. Ejection of Judge Gilbert would create a vacancy . in the office of Wayne .County Judge and Surrogate, which would then be filled through appointment by the Governor' - until the 1941 election, I t Is be? lieved that Police Justice James D. Hurley of Newark would be a probable choice of the County Democratic Committee to rec- ' ommend to Governor Lehman for the $5,000-a-year position. Judge Gilbert was \born In 1889 on a farm in the Town- of Manchester and graduated from Newark High School and Union College, where he was a varsity football and baseball player. He ' studied law in the office here of his father, Joseph Gilbert, and entered the bar in 1915. A fter- death oi his father at 1917r he conducted his own ttfice and was successively town Justice of peace, -village polled justice, arid.-, village attorney. - Gained Fine Reputation * In 1930 he was elected Judge of—the Wayne- Surrogate Court and in 1937 was elected tp the combined Office of County Judge and Surrogate. During this term on the bench he has gained a wide reputation as an able and versatile exponent of the law, with a broad-minded and judi cious temperament. The nominee is p ast president— of the Wayne County Bar Asso ciation, past master of Newark Masonic Lodge and past high . priest of Newark Masonic Chap ter, was secretary of the old Newark Board of Trade for many years, served as commo, dore o f Sodus Bay Yacht- in- 1938. and is a vestryman of St. Mark's Episcopal Church. He and Mrs. Gilbert have one son, Joseph. All-Waync Contest Seen The election contest for this post in Nbvember is anticipated as an all-Wayne County affair, since Democratic delegates are expected to nominate John W. Miles of Lyons, present justice by appointment last February to complete the unexpired term of the late Justice Clyde W. Knapp, whose term expires Jan. 1, 1941. Nomination of Gilbert at yes terday’s convention was made by^ Charles C. Congdon of Pal myra, a Wayne delegate. Sec onding speeches were made by Ontario Surrogate Judge Fred :D. Cribb of Canandaigua, former Justice Smith of Bafch. Henry Koch of Seneca Falls, and John Hyland of Penn Yan. Other Wayne delegates were Marshall E. Livingston of Newark, j . Wil lis Barrett of Williamson, and Edsqn W. Hamn of .Lyons. Chairman of the convention was former Supreme Court Justice William W. Clark, 82. who has attended every judicial converi- tion since 1880. Silver Links Miss Nary as Head Miss Frances Nary was elect? ed Noble G rand by the Silver Link Rebekah Lodge a t its meet ing Tuesday night. ; Other officers chosen were: Vice grand, Mrs.' Adriauna Gray- biil; recording secretary, Mrs. Frances Graf; financial secre tary, Mrs. Sophie Kaller, and treasurer, Mrs. Ruth DeWLnd. The new staff and officers to be appointed iater will be in stalled Tuesday evening, Oct. 8, by District Deputy President Mrs. Mabel Cornell bf Newark. Girl Escapes Injury In Leap From Bridge A 17-year old farm girl, living , between Newark and Lyons, es caped with minor injuries when she leaped 25 feet from the Pennsylvania Railroad bridge over East Union St, to the pave ment below early Tuesday, morning. Police Chief William Scheer- pns said the girl was found at- 1:30 a. m. lying stunned in the street by William Kyser of Corfu, a truckmans’ Who- called Patrol man Edward Hart. She Was rushed to Newark Hospital in ant ambulance and treated by Dr. C. D. Reeves, who 'said she suf fered only a bruised forehead and arm. She told the Chief she jumped from the bridge after .brooding over a thwarted love affair.