MILLER ’ S Tho RKXAIili Drug Store SPRING Ic SALE April 16, 17, 18, 19 13 Broadway BA 9-2400 THE R(3CKLAND COUNTY TIMES MILLER ’ S The REXALL Drug Store SPRING Ic SALE April 16, 17, 18, 19 13 Broadway BA 0-2400 VOL, XLIV. NO. 14 HAVERSTRAW, N. V., FEBRUARY 28, 1052 TELEPHONE HAVERSTRAW 2000 PRICE TEN CENTS THE BANK ) CORNER Ash Wednesday has come and t I ’ one. And the sun is getting stron- ? ger every day. Easter and Spring weather can ’ t j come too soon for the owners of ' some restaurants and taverns. This , winter has seen a new low in bus iness volume for some, who are really hurting. Hurting to the check-bouncing stage, we hear. Maybe the Lenten season will chase away the red sedan that waits many a night near the Bank Corner. Friday nights on the Bank Cor ner, people nearest the banks are the last in with their banking bus iness. The kid nearest the school is often the last one in. Speaking of banks, clerks in the local dollar factories are amazed at one character. People with bus iness accounts pay service charges for the work the banks do in hand ling their accounts, based on the volume of activity in the account. One man with an eye for a penny deposits business checks in a sav ings account in trust for his min or nephew or niece or somebody. Then, a few months later, he draws these funds out in a lump to use for his own purposes. He doesn ’ t have any service charges on the savings account activity. In half a year he may save a couple of dol lars. Two bucks here, two bucks there, it amounts up. Leo Collins, formerly of West Haverstraw and Haverstraw, was in the Inquiring Reporter column of Wednesday ’ s “ Daily News. ” Now in West New York, Leo wore glas ses in the photo, but looked as if the years have been good to him. Wonder if he can still sing as well as he used to? A local man is reported to have / no success so far in getting the » dress shops to refuse credit to his ’ better hall. Money is the root of all evil, but vanity is sometimes fer tilizer for the root. Internecine strife has passed the arguing stage and -is approaching the bust-up point. Taxi service for workers is an innovation by one of the factories. Times have changed since Louis Degener and some others used to cut down through Peck ’ s Woods from the Print Works. Talk persists tha^ there will be a change in control of a public util ity operating in this area. Time now to see co the horses if we ’ re going to start stripping bank on time. This brickyard talk is wasted on a new generation. But we see the quarry is “ stripping bank ” on the Scratch-up side of the property. Canvassers for the Red Cross soon will be out hustling. Volun teers report it ’ s quite a task to get enough canvassers to cover each neighborhood. Marvin Phillips, whose car was crushed on 9W in December by a trailer truck, may lose some front teeth as a result of the accident, he learned recently. Apparently, the truck outfit was totally unreliable financially, and he won ’ t be able to collect a penny. With all the laws there are, it seems totally wrong that a citizen driving along, minding his own business, can have his car all smashed and miss death by inches without recourse against \ Ihe people who caused him the 'trouble. “ Rocking chair money ” the boys call the unemployment insurance checks. With the present prices they can ’ t rock too long before the chair gets kind of hard. The New Main street Kibitzers Klub has been at work on Bemie Ring since his return from Florida. The truth has nothing to do with it, but the boys would have everyone beUeve that Bernie should now be christened Bernie Bangtail. Leo Brennan and Johnny Simko have a tale about the ninth race that puts Brennan right up at the top in the “ Shudda Haddim Club. ” Just don ’ t mention Jam Session to Leo unless you ’ re prepared to de fend yourself. He wound up calling Johnny a North Korean. Of course the story has been enlarged and embroidered upon at great length since the actual event, which was story enough by itself. Of course Bernie Ring ’ s uncles, the Korn brothers, would never think of giving him and the other track visitors the needle. Not much, they woudn'tl STONY POINTS RED CROSS HAS FUND CAMPAIGN DRIVE STARTS SUNDAY IN ALL AREAS UNDER AMBREY ’ S DIRECTION Stony Point Chapter of the American Red Cross will begin its annual fund drive Sunday, Rich ard H. Ambrey, campaign chair man, announced today. Contribu tions will be collected in a door- to-door canvass by volunteers headed by section captains. “ All residents of Stony Point are urged to contribute as much as pos sible to this drive, ” Mr. Ambrey said. “ The Red Cross, both a peace time and war-time agency, is now engaged in one of its greatest tasks in the war in Korea. Its whole life depends on voluntary contribu tions. ” Mrs. Howard Jersey is heading the canvass in Stony Point proper. Assisting her are Mrs. Harry G. Carruthers, Mrs. C. S. Decker, Mrs. Richard Bower, Mrs. Vincent Bur- res, Miss Clara Harding, Mrs. John Call, Mrs. Joseph Ducharme jr, Mrs. Joseph Finn, Mrs. Edwin Mc Govern; Also, Miss Cordelia Hamilton, Mrs. Everett W. Johnson, Mrs. El mer Jones, Mrs. Edmund Keenan, Mrs. Everett Morrill, Mrs. Cather ine Manglass, Mrs. Holland Oss- man, Mrs. Maurice Schassler, Mrs. Fred Tudico, Mrs. A. C. Spalding, Miss Ellen Sunstrum, Mrs. Wilson H. Young and Mrs. Wenyon Wy- ser. Miss Catherine King is captain of the campaign in Pyngyp. In Rosebud, Mrs. Bart Corsentino is captain, assisted by Mrs. John Ska- hen, Mrs. George Ducharme, Mrs. Walter Bulson, Mrs. Charles Stark and Mrs. Charles Brooks. Mrs. George Brain is Tomkins Cove captain, and others heading the drive in their areas are Mrs. Blanch Belak, Jones Point, and Anna Lawless, Grassy Point, and Mrs. Madeline Clouet, Willow Grove. Fred H. Taylor Died; Retired Auto Dealer Well Known Citizen Mr. Fred H. Taylor, for many years one of Haverstraw ’ s lead ing businessmen, died Wednes day at Good Samaritan Hospital, Suflern. He had been in failing health for some time, and was brought from his Third street home to the hpspital the day before in the Haverstraw ambulance. Mr. Taylor retired from active business years ago after a success ful career in different fields. He conducted Taylor ’ s Garage on Maple avenue and was the agent for leading makes of cars. For many years he was the Buick dealer in Haverstraw, and many families would trade with no other dealer. He also sold Fords in the Model T era, and later was for many years the Chevrolet agent here. Prior to his career in the au tomobile business, in which he was one of Rockland County ’ s lead ers, Mr. Taylor held an executive position in the Garnerville Print Works. He was also a director of the Provident Savings and Loan Association, serving from 1929 un til last year, when .failing health prevented him from attending his duties. Mr. Taylor was born 86 years ago in Massachusetts, the son of James H. and Martha Taylor. He is survived by his wife, the former Fannie G. Conklin, a son, James H. Taylor of 149 Hudson avenue, a grandson, James H. Taylor jr of Morristown, N. J., and a grand daughter, Mrs. Michael Ryan jr, of Haverstraw. Mr. Taylor was one of the oldest living exempt members of S. W. Johnson S. F. E. Company No. 1, Garnerville. The Taylor family was active for years in the fire company, especially when Mr. Taylor was “ boss printer\ in the Garner Mills, of which his father was at that time general manager. His uncle, George Taylor, conduct ed a grocei'y store on the site of the Flash Radio Company at Route 9W and Railroad avenue, West Haverstraw, known for years as “ Taylor ’ s Corner. ” Mr. Taylor was a life member of Stony Point Lodge, F. & A. M., having joined the lodge on Janu ary 10, 1901. Masonic services will be conducted Saturday evening at the home of his son. Funeral ser vices will be conducted there at, 11 o ’ clock Sunday morning by the Rev. Claude F. Stent, rector of Trinity Episcopal Church, Garner ville. Interment will be in Mount Repose Cemetery under the direc tion of George M. Holt. ATTEND ALUMNI DINNER Mr. Thomas Gagan and his sons, Dr. Frank Gagan, Thomas Gagan jr, and Joseph E. Gagan, attended the annual alumni dinner of Man hattan College in New York City Thursday. Red Cross Home Service Helps Men in Uniform and Families A single month of activities in home service by Haverstraw Chapter, American Red Cross, cov'ers counsel and material assist ance to men in service and their families, according to Mrs. Russell Maynard of Hudson avenue, who heads this work for the local chapter. Veterans of other wars occasion ally need assistance from the Red Cross, and this is given, too, in the course of a month ’ s activities. Many of the Red Cross activities can be publicized, but no names are given, because in most cases the work of the Red Cross is con fidential. The local chapter is part of a nationwide organization that serves the military with information from the home front that could be gathered in no other way. This is part of the work for which the American Red Cross received its charter from the Congress of the United States. Each local chapter is a unit in the nation-wide net work. Real family emergencies some times bring servicemen ’ s'wives to the Red Cross. During January one serviceman ’ s wife 'received financial assistance for food and milk for her two children, to tide her over until the arrival of her next allotment check, which was expected on February 5. There was a new baby in the family and the allotment check had not stretched to cover additional milk and supplies needed in the current month before the new allotment check arrived. Red Cross help to this family was in the form of an advance of $25. Actually this is a form of loan, to be repaid when, and if, possible. The Home Service has a revolv ing fund for loans and advamces to families of servicemen. This assist ance must usxially be in the form of a loan. Otherwise there would not be enough money to begin to finance the program of Red Cross. In most cases, the servicemen or their families are able to pay back the Red Cross; an occasional deficit is made up out of funds raised In the annual fund drive in March. Many real hardship cases come to Red Cross. During January alone two servicemen were assisted in obtaining evidence needed in support of applications for hard ship discharges. In the same period three emergency leaves and ex tensions of leave were verified for the military. Emergency requests for assist ance take no holidays. Over New Year ’ s a transient veteran and his wife were stranded here and were assisted with two nights ’ lodging and meals while waiting for em ployment which didn't materialize. The fare to their former home, $17.34, was paid out of chapter funds. Family problems come to the Red Cross in many ways. One father had not heard from his son in Korea for six months. As yet the Red Cross has received no reply from the serviceman, but in formation has been secured from the Adjutant General ’ s Office that the serviceman was not on the casualty list as of January 18 — a small assurance for the anxious parent. Money sometimes troubles vet erans. One of them, receiving a demand from the allotment divi sion of the Army Finance Center that he repay $300 paid to his wife while he was in the service, turned to the Red Cross for help. The Home Service officer is assisting him in preparing a financial state ment of inability to pay. Another serviceman ’ s wife was assisted in obtaining free medical care and low-cost hospitalization at West Point. A layette was secured for her at a cost of $10 through the co-operation of Lichter and Brisman. But all the Red Cross cases don ’ t involve serious matters. One trans action involved only $2. One of our local servicemen was stranded in New York, where he lost his money. New York Chapter ad vanced him $2, and Haverstraw Chapter repaid the New York Chapter. Any normal month finds re quests for information which are not called “ cases\ just routine. 4^ the Red Cross in its program ol! assistance to servicemen, th<eir families, and the community. Nelson HaD Heads State Asssoeiation Nelson W. Hall of Tomkins Cove, Rockland County Supt. of High ways, was elected' president of the New York State County Highway Superintendents ’ Association Fri day at Albany. Mr. Hall has been highway sup erintendent since 1947 and this year was appointed for another four years. The association repre sents 57 counties. Mr. Hall, who was graduated from Cornell University in 1929, was associated with the state high way department for 14 years until he entered the Navy in World War il. He served' as a lieutenant com mander. Mr. Hall is married and has a son, Timothy. Mrs. Martha Ganson of West New York spent the holiday week end with the Biedebach family of Broadway. Mrs. Ganson is em ployed at Margaret Hague Hos pital, Jersey City. Jackie Lawless Has DeUcate Heart Surgery Jackie, seven-year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas L.awless of West Haverstraw, is reported to be in fair condition at Comeli-New York Hospital, in New York City. On Tuesday he underwent a deli cate operation on one of the valves of his heart, during which he was on the operating table for six hours. The boy has been ailing for sev eral years. He was treated by a number of specialists before the present treatment was decided upon. He is a grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Gordon of Clove avenue. OVER-NIGHT BAN ENDS The ban on over-night parking will be lifted March 1. The Village Board wishes to thank the people for the fine cooperation received during the winter in keeping the streets clear. Mfiny Business Deals Reported; Maple Avenue Block Involved Several major business transac tions are in the works, according to reports in Haverstraw this week. Some have been completed and some are still in the discussion stage. Irving Rector, who has operated the store for a number of years, has sold the New York Store at 20 Broadway to Leo Goldband of New York. Mr. Goldband has had wide experience in army and navy stores, apd will develop and. en large the store. A secqnd deal ^volves the re ported purchase by the Philip Dickman and sons interests of al most a complete block front of property along the east side of Maple avenue. This property in cludes the former Taylor Garage, two vacant lots and the former N. Y. A. building. This property has been owned by Robert Solomon of New City. The sale is said to be under con tract, and the property is now be ing surveyed. It probably involves a consideration of about $40,000, making it the largest transaction here in some time. The Television Specialty Com pany which occupied the former Taylor garage, is now two con cerns. M. J. Simon, one of the partners, has purchased the garage on the west side of Maple avenue, adjacent to Bolley's, and is oper ating a new concern, the Everlast Wire and Cable Company, there. The Taylor building wiU con tinue to be occupied by the other partner, T. J. Miller, who has the Superior Insulated Wire Company. Another deal involving Maple avenue property is said to be ap proaching fruition. In this trans action, reported many times over the past few years as imminent, the Grand Union Company or realty; concerns acting in its behalf, will; purchase the former Erie railroad and Swift “ beef house ” property, running from New Main street to West Broad street, and taking in the whole blockfront on Maple avenue. This property is now owned by WUliam A. Uhl and WlUiam H. Meyer. Mr. Uhl would retain the Maple avenue-New Main street comer for his gas station, accord ing to report Last year it was reported that the purchasers would like to make a deal with the village to lease and pave as a parking lot the portion of the Erie property running from West Broad street north to the Linn coin street line. From , Nyack comes the report that Samuel Yassky, developer of the Rockland Garden Apartments, has plans for a similar project far ther north on Franklin street. Mr. Yassky is at present in Fltorida, and i unavailable for comment. WEST SHORE RR RAISES RATES ON COMMUTERS NEW FARES EFFECTIVE FOR MONTH OF MARCH; TWO TICKETS BOOSTED It ’ s going to cost north Rockland commuters using the West Shore mOre'money to ride to work begin ning Saturday, the first day of M^rch. Restricted and unrestricted fates have been increased all along the line. Commuters are not taking the news happily, but Uie increase had been in the making since last July. A spokesman for the railroad said Rtockland County was not repre sented at the recent rate hearings in Washington. Haverstraw commuters with re stricted tickets who use the 42nd street ferry will now pay $23.30 nv>nthly, an increase of $5.70. The restricted commutation is good only Monday through Friday. Commuters with unrestricted fares who use the 42nd street ferry will now pay $25.85 monthly, an increase of $6.45. Commuters using the Cortlandt street ferry will now pay $28.35 and $25.80, respectively, for unre stricted and restricted commuta tion. The restricted fare has in creased $5.70 and the unrestricted $6145. Since the Cortlandt street ferry does not run weekends, com muters who work a half-day Sat urdays must pay out additionally for downtown transportation. Louis Adler, 55, Dies At Home in Arizona; Funeral Here Sunday . Louis Adler, for most of his life 'a resident of Haverstraw, died 'suddenly at his home in Bowie, Arizona, Tuesday afternoon. Fun eral services will be held at the Shankey Home, Allison avenue, on Sunday afternoon and Interment Jvill be in the family plot in the Baum cemetery. Mr. Adler, a son of the late Mr. d Mrs. Louis Adler of Third i, was born here ^5 years aga had spent most of his life in this vicinity. During World War II, he was an executive of a defuse plant in Maryland.. He had made several trips to the New Mexico and Arizona area. Finally, in 1945, he settled in Bowie, where he operated a motel and curio store. Mr. Adler, a licensed Indian trader, dealt largely in “ Kach- ina ” dolls, a native region al curiosity. His development and manufacture of the dolls brought him recognition in national maga zines. Mr. Adler is survived by his wife, Pauline, and a son, Louis jr. Jer ome and William Adler, both of Stony Point, are his brothers. Mrs. Ann Stern, wife of the Ramapo police chief, and Mrs. Mary Kurtz of Brooklyn are his sisters. -------- 0 -------- Congers Man Killed By Electric Current Charles R. Leach, 57, of Congers was electrocuted Tuesday after noon in Montvale while working on a Rockland Light and Power Company pole. Mr. Leach, who was born in Thiells, was an electrician- foreman and had been employed by the company for 27 years. The company said Mr. Leach was preparing to make a routine in spection of a voltage regulator when he was electrocuted. A helper, Norman A. Swenson of Ramsey, N. J., was standing on the ground below Mr. Leach when the electric current surged through Mr. Leach ’ s body. Officials were unable to explain immediately how the accident occurred, since Mr. Leach had not reached the regula tor. Mr. Leach was a son of the late Fred J. and Catherine Leach. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; two sons, Charles of Middletown and William of Nyack; a daugh ter, Mrs. Fred Sheldon of Congers, and a sister, Mrs. Albert Home- wood of Congers. Mr. Leach was a member of the Continental Lodge No. 76, F. and A. M. of Waterbary, and a Masonic service will be held tonight at eight o ’ clock by Stony Point Lodge No. 313, at the A. W. Dutcher ’ s Sons Funeral Home, Lincoln street. Fri day at 2 o ’ clock the Rfev. Charles Tibbets of Spring Valley will of ficiate at a funeral service at the funeral home.' Interment will be in Wappingers Falls. Early the same morning in Mont vale, George Spina, 29, of Belle ville, N. J., was killed at a rail road crossing when the bakery truck he was driving was hit by an Erie passenger train. Nicholas J. Gamboli today is cel ebrating his nineteenth anniver sary as a boxing judge with the New York State Boxing Commis sion. ^‘ Nick ” estimates he has jud ged about 3,000 fights in that time. Ginnity and Freeman To Run; Republicans NominateTicket 0 ' ip I'J JOHN J. GINNITY John J. Ginnity first was elected village trustee in 1938. After his election 14 years ago, Mr. Ginnity, although a life-long Democrat, re ceived the endorsement of the Re publican Party in 1940, 1942, and 1944. He was unopposed in 1946 and 1948. This record has few equals in village political history and emphasizes his stature as a trustee. Mr, Ginnity, a native of Haver straw, went to work as a young man for John M. Springer in Mr. Springer ’ s • fruit and vegetable market at the corner of Broadway and Clinton street. Later, in 1922, Mr. Ginnity acquired the business from the Springer family, and has run the establishment since. He is one of Haverstraw ’ s leading merchants. Mr. Ginnity is a member of Hav erstraw Council, Knights of Col umbus, and for many years served as the order ’ s recording secretary. Sbon after being elected to office, Mr. Ginnity was appointed fire commissioner, one of the chief ap pointive positions within the framework of the village board. WILLIAM J. FREEMAN William J. Freeman, a trustee of the village of Haverstraw since 1940, is a native of the community. His father, the late Thomas J. Freeman, founder of the real estate and insurance agency on New Main street, was Haverstraw mayor for several terms in his day. His moth er resides on Sharp street. Except for service at Stewart Field and Camp Shanks as a main tenance mechanic during World War II, Mr. Freeman has been em ployed at Bear Mountain for near ly 25 years. He practically grew up with the development of motor transport in the Bear Mountain Park system. For a time, he was motor vehicle inspector for the state. Mr. Freeman is a member of Rescue Hook and Ladder Com pany No. 1 and the Haverstraw Ambulance Corps. He is married to the former Miss Agnes Lynch of Haverstraw. They have a daughter, Maureen, a graduate nurse, and four sons, John, William jr, I^trick and Richard. They live on South street. BAISLEY, SMITH ARE UNOPPOSED WEST HAVERSTRAW VOTE TO BE QUIET MARCH 18 Unless an independent ticket is filed with Village Clerk Stephen J. Chervenak by noon next Tues day, there will be no election pyrotechnics . in West Haverstraw this year. The Democrats named their ticket Monday night, but the Republicans failed to offer any opposition. The deadline for filing regular party tickets was Tuesday at noon. The Republicans were not heard from at that time. The Democratic nominees are the incumbents, Trustees Winfield Baisley and F. Wilson Smith, who were named without opposition. The Democratic ticket indicates that the party has done some fence-mending since last year, when Mr. Smith ran against Mayor Charles P. Nardiello. At the party ’ s caucus in the headquarters of Volunteer Hose Company, West Haverstraw, Mayor Nardiello nominated Mr. Smith for trustee. Former Police Chief Howard Ray mond seconded the nomination. Mr. Baisley was nominated by Supt of Highways John J. Bren nan, with Mr. Raymond seconding. Mr. Baisley, former chief of the West Haverstraw Fire Department, has been a trustee since 1946. Mr. Smith has been a trustee since 1948. , The annual charter election will take place March 18. Mayors and Trustees May Get Pay Raises The mayors and trustees of the two local villages are going to get a raise in pay next April 2, unless the taxpayers raise a voice of pro test. Notices of the increase have been published in the official news paper of the villages. In Haverstraw, Mayor Harry W. Schuler will get a $6(K> increase, to $1,500 yearly. The four trustees will be raised $300 to $900. New salaries for Mayor Charles P. Nardiello of West Haverstraw and the four trustees are $600 and $400, respectively. The increases are subject to a permissive referendtim. That is, if the taxpayers in the villages petition against the raises, they must be put to a vote. Otherwise, they become effective by reso lution. Judge Suspends Term Of Mount Ivy Man Justice of the Peace William E. Ryder sentenced Thomas Ander son of Mount Ivy to 30 days in the county jail Monday but suspended the term on the condition that the man live up to the terms of proba tion the Judge set. Anderson was arrested Sunday by town police on a charge of third degree assault Judge Ryder ordered Anderson to look for work and to stop drink ing. The man was arrested after an argument at his home which .involved his wife, his sister and her husband. More Families Close Title to New Homes Three more families have taken title to their homes in the Mastro- marino development in Stony Point and are planning to move into their new homes within the next few weeks, it was announced by the Jerry Mastromarino, Inc,, sales of fice in Haverstraw. Those who are becoming Rock land County residents are Edward and Edith Carmack of Bronx, Alex Falco of Brooklyn and Arthur and Frances Sullivan of West New York. Mr. Mastromarino also reported that foundation work has been started on ten more homes, bring ing the total of homes in the Stony Point development to 105. It was also announced by Mr. Mastxomar- ino that two more sales were clos ed during the week. FOUCE HOLD NEW YORKERS Nine New York City men, riding in one car, were stopped in Nyack early Saturday morning and char ged with breaking a window at the High Tor Service Station on Route 9W here. Bert Perry, ser vice station attendant, said the men stopped to fix a fiat tire, broke the window, and then rode away. Mr. Perry took down the license number and notified Haverstraw police, who broadcast a “ pick-up alarm. No charges were made when the men agreed to pay for the damage. Preseut Trustees Seek Re-Election; Victory Is Seen For the third time since 1949 the village of Haverstraw will have contests in its annual charter elec tion. The Democrats have re-nom inated Tiu^tc\ J. Ginnity and William J. Freeman, and the Re publicans put a full ticket In the field Monday night. Once again control of the Board of Trustees will be at stake. The Democrats at present hold a 4-to- 1 voting edge, but this majority can be upset at the polls March 18, For this reason, although the elec tion picture generally has been quiet, the campaigns which began this week will have wide interest among the politically-minded. To oppose Mr. Ginnity and Mr. Freeman, senior members of the board, the G. O. P. nominated Thomas MeSharar sr of 33 Fourth street and Joseph L. Simko of IT Sharp street, who has been a fav orite but unsuccessful candidate of the party within the past few years. Tickets Filed Tuesday Both tickets were filed Tuesday, the last day for filing regular par ty nominations, with Mrs. Gene vieve R. McCabe, village clerk. In dependent nominations may be fil ed until next Tuesday, but there has been no indication that there will be any independent ticket or candidate this year. Former Police Justice James N. Brems, seeking re-election to the office, was an in dependent candidate in 1851. The Republicans have had full tickets in the charter election since 1949, but at no time have they ac quired a majority on the board. Although electing two trustees three years ago, they lost one last year when Albert Scios jr ran for mayor and was defeated by Mayor Harry W. Schuler. In this election two other Democrats also were victorious, Police Justice Mario Russo and Trustee Vincent Welsh.' Trustee John Taylor, Republican, elected in 1949, was re-elected. Both Mr. Ginnity and Mr. Free man were praised for their quali fications and their contributions to the village at the nominating meeting of the village Democratic Committee Saturday night in the Municipal Building. Among those who spoke in their behalf and on behalf of the party were Mayor Schuler, Mr. Welsh, Mr. Russo, Village Attorney M. Ambrose McCabe, Supervisor Vic- |tor J. Shankey, Justice of the j Peace William E. Ryder, Town As sessor Vincent Reardon, Edward 'Sorace, chairman of the town I Democratic committee, Joseph Fit- jzula, Joseph Anges, and Wesley* Springstead. Mayor Praises Candidates j Mayor Schuler said he knew jfrom first-hand experience the ! abilities of the two candidates, having served with them both as a trustee and as mayor. All of the speakers were confident that the candidates would be re-elected. Mr. Ginnity was nominated by John Lawless, and Patrick Walsh seconded the nomination. Mr. Freeman was nominated by John Ramundo, with Joseph O ’ Connell seconding. Eleven of the 14 vil lage committeemen were present in person, and the three others were represented by proxy. Mr. Ginnity, who operates a fruit and vegetable market on Broad'- way, has been a trustee since 1938 and is the senior member of the board in point of service. Mr. Free man has been a trustee since 1940. He is second* to Mr. Ginnity in point of service on the board. Oddly enough, the Republicans have mustered opposition against Mr. Ginnity only twice in his 14 years as trustee. This was in 1938, when he was first elected, and in 1950. Mr. Freeman was opposed only in 1950. In 1938 Mr. Ginnity ran with C. Reynolds Nickerson, who was defeated by Louis R. Hahn, a Republican. Mri Ginnity received the largest popular vote that year. C. Reynolds Nickerson, who was defeated by Louis R. Hahn, a Re publican. Mr. Ginnity received the largest popular vote that year. From 1940 to 1944 Mr. Ginnity and Mr. Freeman were indorsed by the Republicans. They had no opposition in 1946 and 1948. In 1950, running against Emil Strit- mater and Carl E. Barbara, they won by majorities of over 300 votes each. VILLAGE BOARD MEETS Haverstraw ’ s village board held its last meeting of the current fis cal year Wednesday night. Village Treasurer Fannie M. Smith re ported to Mayor Harry W. Schuler and the board that all current bills for the year are paid. STATE ORDERS 9W SIGNS The State Traffic Commission announced today that it had or dered the erection of school signs on Route 9W, Tomkins Cove, in advance of the building now be ing used temporarily by the Im maculate Conception Parochial School.