oiricdi MATTITUCK PECONIC BEIXEDON cuTCHoau e LAUREL HOM E N E W S P A P E R OF T H E T O W N OF S O U T H O L D A N D T H E N O R T H PORK—LONG ISLAND'S RICHEST A G R I C U L T U R A L SECTION Central Office and Plant, Southold, L. I. OttleM OREENPORT ORIENT NEW SUFFOLK EAST MARTOM Entered kt Post Oflloe in Southold, N. y., as Second Class Matter. TRUTH WITHOUT FEAR * i Subscription, $2.00 per annum Single copies, 5 cents 68th Year No. 35 SOUTHOLD, N. Y., THURSDAYt^ APRIL 27, 1939 5 Cents r, District Attorney Munder Addresses Southold Town Republican Club Praises Town Police Department Tuthill Planning County Grade-Crossing Elimination Program Superintendent's Prompt Action Follows Recent Enactment of Wicks Bill Speaking b e f o r e a well attended meeting of the Southold Town Repub- lican Club on Monday evening In Me- chanics' Hall, Orient, District Attorney Fred O. Munder highly praised the eCBclency of the Southold Town Police Department. Mr. Munder especially DIST. ATT'Y FRED J. MUNDER mentioned the local police department in connection with their work on the Mattituck Bank robbery. The District Attorney who had ac- cepted an\ invitation to address the club on the occasion of their first open meeting in a series which will be held ever v other month in the districts throufciiout the Township, gave an in- teresting account of the work in his office. He stated that he believed that the co-ordination of the police agencies (Continued on Page 8) In view of the recently enacted Wicks Bill at Albany, Suffolk County Superintendent of Highways Harry T. Tuthill lost no time in taking the nec- essary steps to insure the county's fullest possible participation In the $170,000,000 state grade crossing elimi- nation program. The Quogue-Riverhead grade cross- ing and the one at Medford station were reported by Mr. Tuthill to be scheduled for a rehearing before the Public Service Commission in Albany on May 1. From such work as has already been done by Mr. Tuthill he feels confident with his general knowl- edge of the situation that both of these projects will be under construction this summer, involving an expenditure of $250,000, none of which load will fall upon the county. Mr. Tuthill has also been giving his attention to the Babylon elimination, which, in all probability, will be sched- uled for a rehearing before the Public Service Commission at an early date. (Continued on Page 8) Edward W. Latham Passes Away at The Age of 91 Dean of Trustees of The Southold Savings Bank Kram er—Sidbury Miss Florence Cornelia Sidbury, niece of Mr. and Mrs. Francis Coughlan of Queens Village, was married at the home of her uncle on Saturday, April 22, to Mr- John James Kramer, son Helen McCaf fery Winner Of Poster Contest At High School The Poster Contest which has been open to grades and high school culmi- nated yesterday at 3:30 p.m., when the posters were on display in the Art Room of the Southold High School. The judges were Miss Elizabeth Bon- ney, Art teacher of Mattituck; Mrs. Harold Sayre of Southold, and Mr. Henry Klock, Art teacher from Oreen- port. The High School winning poster for first prize was \Peace and Unity,\ sub- mitted by Helen McCaffery. The win- ning grade poster was \Don't Let the Sun Set on 1939 Without Seeing the New York World's Fair,\ sulnnitted by William Palmer of the eighth grade. The other prize awards were: for high school—second, Dorothy Osborne, \Step Into tlje Future\; third, Florence Sanford, \Hall of Commerce Com-' munications Building;\ elementary — second, Peter Grattan, \Don't Miss the Polish Exhibit;\ third, Dorothy Over- ton, \Methods of Travel to the World's Fair.\ Board of Supervisors Requests Legislation To Approve Relief Payments Governor's Veto Affects Three Year's Expenditures Harold Niver to Direct;Large Attendance Choral Concert At First 300th Harold Niver who, it will be remem- bered, was a featured soloist at last year's concert given by the Southold Town Choral Society, will direct this season's production to be held Tues- day night. May ninth, in the auditor- ium of the Southold School. Mr. Niver is the very personable Supervisor of Music at the Southold School. Last A resolution was adopted by t h e Board of Supervisors at Riverhead on Monday and dispatched to Suffolk's legislators at Albany seeking enact- ment of legislation which will legalize the relief expenditures in the ten towns since November 1, 1936, w h e n the county began to administer relief. The resolution, which was offered by Chairma n Warren P. Greenhalgh, passed by a vote of eight with ,Su- pervlsors Arthur J. Kreutzer of Hunt- ington and Dennis Homan of River- head not voting. Governor Lehman last week vetoed the county's bill to validate the me- thod of charging back relief expen- ditures directly on the amount expend- ed in each town, and it appeared necessary for the county to take some step to legalize payments already made under the system and through the fis- cal year ending October 1939. In reply to a question asked by Supervisor Ho- man as to what happens now. Chair- man Greenhalgh replied that nobody knows but \we may have to go back to the town system of administering relief.\ -X North Fork Bridge Tournament Results The North Fork Bridge Tournament is now entering the final two weeks of play. Mrs. Z. R. Hallock and Mrs. Ro- l)ert Harrison, Jr., are the winners in the Riverhead district. Mrs. Doris Richmond and Mrs. Helen McNeil are scheduled to meet Lewis Breaker and Arthur Penny in the Mattituck-Cut- chogue finals and H. J. Hayden and Joseph Townsend play Mrs. Theodore ! as guest soioisf Brigham^nd Mrs. Irving Price in the finals for the Greenport district. Anniversary Meeting J. N. Hallock Honorary Chairman;AlvahGoldamith General Chairman HAROLD NIVER Responding with an enthusiasm that forecasts success of this tremendous undertaking, a representative gather- ing attended the first meeting called for the purpose of carrying out the preliminary details of the 300th An- niversary celebration of the Founding of Southold, at the Southoldi Hi^h School Auditorium last Friday evening. The meeting had been sponsored by Custer Institute and was called to or- der by Supervisor S. Wentworth Hof- ton. Mr. Horton, after a brief outline of the purpose of the meeting asked for nominations for a chairman. J. N. Hallock was unanimously c h o s e n as Honorary Chairman and A 1 v a li B. Goldsmith as General Chairman. Rus- sell L. Davison was elected secretai'y. Failing to receive nominations for ci- ther treasurer or vice chairmen from the floor a nominating committee con- sisting of Alfred Dart, George C. Ter- ry, Russell A. Davison, Thomas Stacy and F. H. Robinson, Jr., was appointed. After a brief recess allowed for this committee to choose its slate the name of I. P. Terry was offered by the com- 1 mittee as candidate for the office of treasurer. Mr. Terry was unanimously elected. On advice of the nominating committee it was decided to hold over the nominations for the important of- fices of vice chairmen until the com- year his students presented \H. M. S., , . ^ Pinafore,\ the Gilbert and S u l l i v a n m^tee had the opportunity of giving operetta, under his direction, and it was generally acclaimed as a great suc- cess for Mr. Niver. Although this will be his first adult production in this locale, Mr. Niver is by no means in- experienced having directed s e v e r a l choirs in the towns of Fulton ^ind Syracuse. proper attention to the choosing of the right persons for these offices. Alvah B. Goldsmith, in accepting the office of General Chairman, thanked the assemblage and told those present that he realized the tremendous task con- fronting him and the other officers. He Edward Webb Latham, one of the oldest and most highly esteemed citi- zens of the North Fork, died at his home in Orient shortly after midnight on the morning of the 26th. If he had lived until M^y 23rd, he would have been 92 years of age. Funeral services will be held at the Congregational EDWARD W. LATHAM offices, such as Town Trustee and Countyy Committeeman.ommitteeman, Heie wasas Jus- ton s al! Mr. Latham was born on the Latham pastor of the First Presbyterian Church hX\ w ^f southold, performed the ceremony. SISeTL'^S^^^ ^ .TmSn h^nof ani Se® ^ ^ T ' ^ T ^ T ^XtZT ^ t bride's only attendant. Mr. C. Frank fl^LPi Kramer. Jr., was his brother's best» . Ihe T prizes which were offered were tr-omn^ In prize $2 for second and $1 J? Q^ffLTi thiir ^or third. The high school prizes were their new home at Southold upon their ^^ thnsp nf +ho crrortes return from a short motor trip through ^^^ ®® ^^^ ^r®^®®' the South. Mr. Kramer is associated i * linage.\'' Southold High School We join with the many friends of the newly married couple in wishing them every happiness. X Southold Post Office To Become Second Class July 1st Students Compete in State District Contest On Saturday, April 22, at North- port, the annual District Contest in Commercial Subjects for Suffolk Coun- ty, sponsored by the New York State Business Contest Association was held. The following students from South- Postmaste r Charles Gagen an- old toolt Part and were successful in nounced this week that official word Placing among the winners: L a u r a had been received from Washington Stankewlcz, second place and Elbert that the Southold Post Office will be- Austin fifth place, both in Individual come second class on July 1st of this ranking in Bookkeeping I. The South- year. This rise from a third class Post oW Bookkeeping T e a m composed of Office to second class is based on the Laura Stankewlcz, Elbert Austin and business handled at the local office Florence Berry, took third place in during the calendar year of 1938. team competition. Jean Horton ac- The office was second class back in Quired third plate in individual rank- 1933 but only remained in that cate- for Typewriting I. gory for one year. Mr. Gagen stated This is the second year that this con- that with the Increase in business now test has been held in this section and handled by the Southold Post Office, \ Is gradually growing in popularity, it should remain second class for some as was evident by the fact that about time to come. I hundred students from the high Walter Williams and Mrs. Alice Raf- schools all over the county participated ford will continue In their capacity as 1\ this contest. homestead at Orient Point on May 23, 1847, the son of the late Daniel Terry and Lydia W«bb Latham. He was ed- ueatdd in the orient district school and at the Suffield (Connecticut) Lit- erary Institute. He began teaching at Peeonic at the age of 21. He taught there for three years and for one year at Springs, East Hampton. On March 22, 1874, he married Ad- die Mulford, daughter of Benjamin K. and Sarah Bowditch Mulford. Mrs. Latham preceded her husband in death within the past 5 'ear. In 1874 Mr. and Mrs. Latham left the Latham home- stead and came to live with Mrs. La- tham's parents and work their farm. He still lived on the farm with his daughter Fanny Lucile Latham, up until the time of his death. Also re- siding on^the farm is his son, Daniel Terry Latham. Mr. Latham was a staunch Republi- can and always took an active interest in public affairs, holding various local asked for the cooperation of everyone Walter Williams, tenor, will appear ' this celebration a I Euest soloist I Mr. Hallock spoke a few brief words. . guesi soioist. I thanking the meeting for the honor A word hwe about the very able ac- that had been bestowed upon him and ^e^^win ^ for the third round r ^ o J i S^'tSuftrrthe^'Ll^^ in the Southold-Peconlc district are as Conservatory of Music and Arts and 'we to ^ a n v a X e wort follows: ^ s F. H. Itobinson, Jr and j h e d i r e c t o r of the Southold and | ^ e Rev E Hoyt Pa^^^^ oastot ^ d Greenport branch of that institution. L j ^ h e S h L msby!S cffiS ISS «' i p R ™ ^ He is alM the organist and choirmaster \ecogniaed as the old^t Presbyterian ^e n f n ^ P ^ ir®^^ Greenport Presbyterian Church.' chu?ch in America, outlined the plan, samen and F. H. Ruebsamen, Jr., Mr. „ announced t h a t the of the church for their 300th a n n i W count c l w JUS- -NJ Phiun Mullpn vs Dr B\ . . . ine n a i t oi ine cnurcn lor ineir ouuin aniiivera- tlce Of PMce for several years, resign-] pigchM M d ^ iwOTlS''FaTr AuL?gh th?\ Uns S e The results of the second round In more or less in the* embryo \stage ing In 1913 because of ill health. I * \^i^I^Zilt''rf |orld's W F^ir. Although the plans are to cooperate with the town in its ac- L lolned the Greenuort Bantist'^u J^® the embryo stage, it tivitles. C^rc h in 1864^d w a f r i S they will present their j The meeting was thrown open to a fn 1890 which offll h^ h^^^^ Greenport: concert on Suffolk County Day, June' discussion of the events to be hdd. Hni of hR demTsf Latham was' Vi^ Townsend defeated 14. the place to be stated later. I duration of the celebration, means of :L his demise. i^tnam was vjr. gn^ ^ts. Walter Sage; Southold- financlne and other imnortant aues- the O l d e s t ,Deacon o; the_church. both Peconlc: ^flss Miller and Miss Flesch- 1 U o n f aUhoSgh °no 'dS utz defeated Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Red- A. W. Symonds Addresses was taken on any of these matters. -. 7 „ „ . ,°®\' 1 Mj\®- RoWnson and Mrs. Mudge | F..—M'any valuable suggestions were made tees of the Southold Savings Bank, I defeated Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lupton; i *-USter S a t u r d a y tvening i ^iijgjj ^ju „„ ^o^bt be a great aid to having served in that capacity for 49 ^ Mattituck - Cutchogue, Mrs. Richmond | All members of Custer Institute ai-e the officers and comiiilttee in the work- years. He succeeded his uncle, Joseph and Mrs. MicNell defeated Mr. and Mrs. urged to attend the regiUar meeting ' ing out of their plans. Latham, one of the founders of the | Henry Woelpper; Mr. Breaker and Mr. which will ue held at the Institute I It was decided to hold another meet- Institution, in 1890. He was appointed, Penny defeated Mr. and Mrs. J. T. building on Saturday evening, April ing m the near future, the announce- a member of the Examining Commit- i Kirkup. 29th. There are several matters of i ment of which will be made through tee in 1892 and fulfilled the duties of 1 ^he North Fork Semi-finals and Fl- importance to come before the meeting.' the newspapers. in age and years of service. Mr Latham was dean of the Trus- clerks. --X - Research Men to Tell of Lima Bean Experiments The results of experimental work on lima beans will be presented at two Farm Bureau meetings next week by Professors P. H. Wessels, H. C. Huckett, H. S. Cunningham and R. H. White- Stevens of the Long Island Vegetable Research Farm Staff. The meetings will be held as follows: Monday, May 1st, 8:00 p.m., Sound Avenue Grange Hall, Tuesday, May 2nd, 8:00 p.m., Southold Grange Hkll Lima beans are one of the lead- ing crops of Suffolk County, there being about 2,500 acres grown in the County, according to the Farm Bureau. The Research Farm has been conducting considerable experimental work on lima bean growing, fertilizing, seed treatments, seed spacing, spraying and dusting. All of this data will be presented at the meetings. Jean Horton and Laura Stankewlcz were recipients of medals for their in- dividual attainments in Typewriting and Bookkeeping respectively. Americanism Meeting At The High School Wednesday Evening An Americanism meeting under the auspices of the Griswold-Terry-Glover Post and Auxiliary. American Legion, will be held In the Southold High School Auditorium on Wednesday eve- ning, May 3, at 8 o'clock. A presen- tation will be made of an American Flag to the Board of Education with appropriate ceremonies. Department Americanism Chairman Earl D. Van- dermuelen, Principal of the Port Jef- ferson High School, will be the princi- pal speaker. An interesting and entertaining pro- gram has been arranged for the meet- ing by Ijegionnaire Walter Adams. The public is cordially invited to attend. 5u?v l 9 3 7 ® 1 h f ^ o f f l c e ? s \ ^ f b a S ^ ^^ • Th® P^P^^ of the evening will be July, 1937, the^offlcers^of J h e bai^ at Communi^Hall on Friday evening, presented by Mr. A. W. Symonds who May 12th. The trophies for the dls- will discuss \Evolution of Government- trict winners and the N o r t h Fork al Functions.\ Mr. Symonds has been , . . ^warded a at making a careful study into the mat- a true friend, an that time. There will te prlps for the ter of the development of various gov- „ .ther o pliers Refreshments will be ernmental agencies, and his discussion served, '\ckets are 35 cents. The pro- will not only enlighten, but it will also honored Mr. Latham with a party cele- brating his forty-seven years of honest and faithful service as Trustee. Orient has lost honest and upright citizen and a kind and Christian neighbor. Editor's Note: On September 9. 1937. Mr. Latham consented to our request to include him in our column (Representative Men of Southold Town). We are proud that we were given, this privilege while he was still in our midst. We now join with his family, his neighbors and his friends in mourning his death. Firemen's Band Makes Future Plans Thirty -two members turned out for th e weekly practice session of t h e Southold Firemen's Band on Tuesday evening. This was the largest attend- ance of this enterprising organization in several months. Anthony Delucia. band l e a d e r , declared that he was highly pleased with the progress this musical unit has been making. Plans were discussed for another series of open air concerts at Found- ers' Landing during the coming sea- son. These concerts were received with acclaim and approval by the music lovers of the North Fork last summer. Each concert was attended by larger audiences as the season progressed. It is hoped that with an added year of practice to make this concert series even more entertaining. There is a possibility that the band will accept an invitation to participate In the Suffolk County Day program at the World's Fair on June 14th. No definite action was taken on this ques- tion. An invitation has been extended to anyone who might wish to do so to join the band. All that is necessary is that you own your own musical in- strument. Music and Instruction is furnished free of charge. Practice is held every Tuesday evening in the Southold Fire House Auditorium. Six Teams to Vie For North Shore Pennant At a meeting of the North Shore Baseball League, held at Albin's Hall, Mattituck, on Wednesday evening of this week, six teams joined the circuit, with Center Moriches dropping out. The teams who will battle for the cov- ete d championship a r e : Riverhead, Mattituck, Cutchogue, Southold. Shel- ter Island and Greenport. Center Moriches has been a member of the league for several years and has alway s been represented by a fine team. The annual Southold - Center Moriches series has always been a hot- ly contested affair. However, their loss is offset by the fact that a six-team league makes a better balanced cir- cuit and more satisfactory schedule than do seven teams. The season will open on May 14th, having been advanced one week to give the teams more time to get in shape. Southold will open at home and, according to the present schedule, their opponents will be Cutchogue. Matthews. Frey and Bubb were chos- en as umpires to officiate during the 1939 season. These arbitrators will choose their own assistants. Manager Stelzer has sent out the call for the first practice session on Sunday morning. The team will prac- tice daily for the next two weeks in order to be in tip-top shape when the season opens. Y&cht Club Dance Friday Night The final Card Party and Dance, sponsored by the Southold Yacht Club in the series that has proved so popu- ceeds will be used by the Old 'TWn certainlyTall 3'warm\arBument''on ^^^ ^^^ Players who have si«nsored this tour- Tnumter o l ^ o n t r o v S l It is also expected that a prominent nament to make further improvements to Community Hall. held at the Southold Fire House au- ditorium on Friday evening, April'28. Cards will begin at 8 o'clock and there Frank Couch Frank Couch, one of the leading general discussion following the meet- ing. , ,, . With an exceptionally interesting produce men of Eastern Long Island, paper on the program, not to men- died on Saturday, Apil 2.J. at the tlon a guest who may be expected to home of Mrs. G. Lewis 'Tuthill, after contribute to the Interest of the event, an ilhiess of several months. aull f attendance is expected. The Mr. Couch was bom at Tarry town, meeting will be called to order at 8:30. N. Y., on June 1, 1870, to Samuel and ^ Elizabeth Couch. At the age of twen- »« •• - «« , ty-one he married Miss Jennie Lissen- MethodlSt M e n S ''H.°Lro.rto''Sie « . . . r .rotherhood B M... ty-five years ago buying produce from Friday, May 5th the local farmers for his own retail ,,„„ „ ,, , hii<!inp«i in thp pitv Ahniit twpntv ^ May 5th, the Methodist Men's vearf aeo he teuffht and r e m S d Brotherhood will be entertained by an ?^rschimn\hoS i \a[\thns^\of Village Lane and moved to Orient with Townsh^ his famllv For some vears he com- Association of Quogue. The title of StiritweeThrbus S S^d the .talk will be \Practical Conserva- lent, but for the past few years he, has confined himself to acting as local' Several years ago a small group of buyer for firms in New York and as interested citizens in the vicinity of local representative for the Vaughn Quogue founded a sanctuary to pro- Seed Co. For a long time he was as- i tect and breed wildfowl. The sanctu- soclated with Mr. Fred Tabor in busl- ary has since gained such prominence ness under the name of Tabor and, that it has had a part in radio pro- Couch. i grams over the National Broadcasting Mr. Couch was a Mason, a member I Sy^te\\ Wild Life Week of the Junior Order American Me- writer will be present as a guest on will be prizes for the winners at each Saturday night to take part in the table. Dancing will continue from 10 to 2 a. m. to the music of Bob Dennis and his Orchestra who have made such a hit at the other Yacht Club dances. One of the features of the evening'will be the dancing of the \Square Set\ and the \Virginia Reel\ by a group of the members who have been rehears- ing these old fashioned dance steps. .A final rehearsal was held on Satuiday evening of last week. All members with their families and Invited guests are urged to attend the dance on the 28th. The conmiittee is planning to make this affair an even greater social success than the preced- ing ones. It is the hope of the com- mittee that many of the out-of-town members will be able to attend and join in an evening of fun and good fellowship. Michael Blaschach Michael Blaschach passed away at his home at Pine Neck. Southold. on April 21st, after a short illness. His death was caused by a heart attack. Requiem Mass was celebrated for the deceased at Our Lady of Ostrabrama Motion pictures will be presented R. C. Church. Cutchogue, by the Rev. chanics, a meinber of the Orient Con-! showing the development and progress Father Ignatius Zbawlony. pastor, on gregational church, a faithful husband the sanctuary since its formation. Saturday morning. Interment followed and a loving and devoted father and \\ brother. He is survived by his wife, Jennie L., a daughter. Gladys G., and two sisters. Mrs. John Tompkins of Tarrytown and Mrs. Herbert Jewell of Dobbs Feri-y. New York. He was known all over the East end and will be greatly missed. Funeral services wer e at the Orient Congregational Daylight Saving Time Starts Sunday Daylight Saving Time officially goes into effect at 2 A. M. on Sunday. April 30th. However, rather than be Church on Monday afternoon, w i t h late for Church on Sunday morning. Rev. John F. McClelland officiating. Buria l was in the Orient Central Cemetery. An interesting program is anticipated, in St. Andrew's Cemetery at Sag Har- bor. Mr. Blaschach was bom in Austria 66 years ago but came to this country as a young man. He resided at Sag Harbor but later moved to Peconlc and has made his home In the latter village and at Southold for the last 20 years. He is survived by his widow, Mrt. Antoula Blaschach; one son. Stephen, of Sag Harbor and one step son. Alex- ander Blaschach of Southold. remember to set your clock ahead one hour when you retire on Saturday night.