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{ « Offices MATTITUCK PECONTC BEIXEDON CUTCHOOUr LAUREL HOME NEWSPAPER OF THE TOWN OF SOUTHOLD AND THE NORTH FORK—LONG ISLAND'S RICHEST AGRICULTURAL SECTION Central Office and Plant, Southold, L. I. oiricn GHEENPORT ORIENT NEW SUFFOLK EAST MARION Entered at Post OBlcc In Southold, N. y., as Second Class Matter. TRtJTH WITHOUT FEAR Subscription, $2.00 per annum Single copies, 5 cents 68th Year No. 49 SOUTHOLD, N. Y., THURSDAY, AUGUST 3, 1939 5 Cents Horton Runs Potter For County Leader May Oppose Markvart I Suffolk County Fair For Eighty-Seventh Year Opens On August 22nd From reliable source.s. we learn that the Southold T o w n Supervisor, S. Wentworth Horton, assisted by his ad- visers, has been quietly but actively soliciting and lining up certain Repub- lican County committeemen in sup- port of former assemblyman, Hamilton F. Potter, for the Republican County Chairmanship, in an attempt to oust the present County Leader, W. Kings- land Macy. It is no secret that Mr. i I « Ball Games, Field and Track Events, Policemen's Day and Parade, Veterans' Day Special Features SUPERVISOR S. W. HORTON Sidney P. Tuthill of Mattltuck has long desired someone to supercede Mr. Macy. Messrs. Sidney and George I. Tuthill, being very close friends of the Southold Supervisor, have, no doubt, felt that this would be an opportune time It • such a movement. In view of the disagreements that have arisen In the past between the Southold Town Supervisor and the County Leader. If Mr. Horton's plan were to be success- ful it would, no doubt, place him In the position of getting the chairman- ship of the Suffolk County Board of Supervisors, an office to which he has aspired for quite some time. On this same page we see how the rest of the County of Suffolk respond- ed to the call of the regular County Committee meeting held last Friday at the Republican headquarters for the nomination and endorsement of candi- .. dates. We are informed that a large majority of the Southold Town Re- publican committeemen who were un- able to be personally present placed their proxies in the hands of others. These proxies were not even presented at the County Committee meeting to either agree or disagree with the can- didates who were to be nominated, among whom was the present County c:erk Frank Markvart. The Eighty-seventh (87th) Annual Suffolk County Fair will be held from Tuesday, August 22nd, to Saturday, Augu.st 26th, inclusive, at the Fair Grounds, Osborne avenue, Rlverhead, New York. There will be no attempt by the Fair Management to compete with the World's Fair, Insofar as Its exhibits will be confined solely to an exposition of agricultural, educational and horti- cultural features representative of the life in cosmopolitan and rural Suflolk County today. There will be no artificiality in the Suffolk Fair, as the Management has prepared an elaborate programme of exhibit s and entertaining features which characterize the homespun na- ture of the Fairs held in the County in former years. Many new Innovations have been planned for the 87th Annual Fair visi- tor. Success has marked the efforts of the Fair Management in every De- partment. This year's Fair boasts of the biggest collection of commercial exhibits of many of the country's lead- ing establishments. Space in the Main Building on the Fair Ground has been practically sold out to many well known F a r m Machinery concerns, Faim Produce concerns and Grocery concerns in the County. One of the finest arrays of horse flesh seen on Long Island will race for the coveted $5000.00 in prizes dur- ing the first four days, viz: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. A total of one hundred twenty-flve (125) entries from prominent horse racing stables throughout the east have been received by Frank M. Co^wln, Secre- tary-Treasurer of the Fair. Many Long Island owned horses are among Because of the large (Continued on Page 8) WABC \Romance of Suffolk County\ Describes Charm, History on Long Island Sponsored by Suffolk County's gov- ernment, WABC has launched a series of 10 quarter-hour programs entitled, \The Romance of Suffolk County.\ (WABC only, Fridays, 8:15 to 8:30 a. m., ED ST.) The program, which began with de- scriptive passages by Jean Hallock, on Julv 21, thus far has reviewed the col- orful history of East Hampton town- ship and (on Jul}' 28) Smlthtown. It stirs up again the old legend of Captain Kldd and the controversy over whether he actually buried his trea- sure on the shores of Long Island's most easterly county. The ten-broadcast program, p r o - duced by George W. Allen, CBS di- rector, will cover every township In Suffolk, and Is designed to acquaint listeners with the scenic charm and historic interest of the region. Townships to be described, and the dates of the broadcasts, are: Islip on August 4; Huntington the 11th; Brook- haven on the 18th, and Southampton on August 25. Babylon on September 1; Southold, September 8; Rlverhead on the 15th, and Shelter Island on the 22nd. Miss Hallock is narrator on each broadcast. County Clerk Markvart Endorsed For Thi^d Term Rising Vote of Confidence Given Chairman Macy by Republican Commitfee Cast Your Vote For \Uncle Sam\ And \Miss Liberty\ Ballot on Page Four of Traveler For Your Convenience Annual Summer Card Party At St. Patrick's The annual summer card party will be held in St. Patrick's Auditorium, Southold, on Wednesday evening, Au- gust 16th, at 8:30 o'clock. There will be bridge, five hundred, pinochle, dominoes and other games. Prizes will be awarded for each table; there will also be non-player prizes and several door prizes. Refreshments will be served and the admission is only fifty cents. All are welcome. The committee in charge of this card party follows: Mrs. James E. Gal- lagher. Mrs. LeRoy Hutchinson, Miss Marguerite Gallagher, Miss Catherine R. Grattan, Jr., Mrs. John Carroll, Mrs. Edwin Donahue, Miss Marcella Fox, Mrs. John Moffat, Mrs. Jerome Conway, Mrs. Lloyd Cogan, Mrs. Joseph Con- way, Mrs. James M. Grattan, Mrs. John Kaelln, Mrs. Charles Turner. Cutchogue C. of C. Hears Talk on Texas Rangers Owen P. White, a native of the State of Texas and who is a summer resident of Cutchogue, addressed a meeting of the Cutchogue Chamber of Commerce held at Harbor Inn, New Suffolk on Wednesday of last week. Mr. White's talk was an interesting review of the Texas Rangers. He is a well known newspaper man and writer and his talk which was on a subject In which he is well voiced, made a lasting Impression on his au- dience. The meeting which followed a de- licious turkey dinner was called to or- der by W. H. Kollmer, president of the Cutchogue Chamber of Commerce. A short business session preceded Mr. White' talk. The next meeting of the Chamber of Commerce will be the annual meet- ing and will be held in October, at which time a prominent speaker will be present. A ballot will be found on page four of this issue of the Long Island Tra- veler which may be used by you to vote for your favorite boy and girl for the roles of \Uncle Sam\ and \Miss Liberty,\ in the Baby Parade Thurs- day, August 17th. This event Is being sponsored by the Ways and Means Committee of t h e Southold-Peconic Tree Fund as another means of raising funds to replace trees lost in last Sep- tember's hurricane. This ballot or a facsimile, which may be used, should be filled in and placed in the box in Hawkins' Store. They may also be mailed, addressed \Bal- lot Box,\ Hawkins' Store, Southold. All votes must be in by Saturday, August 12th at 9 p.m. A Boy and Girl, between the ages of six and eight, will be chosen for the part of \Uncle Sam\ and \Miss Liber- ty.\ All other participants in the Ba- by Parade will Include children up to eight years. They will register at the Town Clerk's Office, Southold, today (Thursday) between the hours of two and four p.m. There will also be reg- istration on Thursday, August 10th, at the same hours. Miss Edith Prince and Miss Margaret Harper will be in charge of registration. Children of summer residents and those from the neighboring villages are invited to par- ticipate. . (Continued on Page 8) County Clerk Frank Markvart was unanimously indorsed for the nomina- tion to succeed himself by the Suffolk County Republican Committee which met on Friday night at Timber Point headquarters. The meeting lasted only an hour and was one of the most largely attended in recent years, 265 ol the 324 committeemen being repre- sented either by proxy or in person. County Leader W. Klngsland Macy was given a rising vote of confidence during the meeting. In a brief ad- dress Mr. Macy said that as county chairman he observed a c u ^ m of old standing in the county whereby coun- ty officers, with the exception of the Judicial and legislative were limited to two terms. This policy has tended to divide the committee, many members maintaining their personal allegiance to the officers involved, and thereby leaving the chairman the residuary legatee of much strife, he added. Mr. Macy said that more recently the office of county clerk in the large near- by counties had become appointive for life and that the Legislature by con- stitutional amendment approved by the people had lifted the embargo against a sheriff succeeding himself. This tends to indicate a change of sentiment w h i c h he recognizes, he concluded. Under Sheriff William- C. McCol- lom of Islip, then made a motion that County Clerk Markvart be indorsed. Ellis Terry, former county treasurer, and Warren F. Greenhalgh, former icounty clerk, both of ^'f^wn two terms, seconded the motion, presentatives of each of the ten towns made- the motion unanimous by offer- ing seconds. The only other Indorsements made by the county committee were those of Coroner Morley B. Lewis of Sag Harbor and Radford C. Shanklin of Fishers Island, whose terms expire at the end of the year. County Judge L. Barron Hill offered the motion to Indorse CJoroner Lewis, and County Auditor Clarence W. Pulver made the motion for Coroner Shank- lin's indorsement. On a motion made by Surrogate Richard W. Hawkins, County Leader Macy was given the authority to se- lect candidates to attend the Second Judicial District Convention this Fall, at which four justices of the Supreme Court will be nominated. (Continued on Page 8) Central Registration For Suffolk County The Suffolk County Board of Elec- tions will sit as a Board of Central Registration in their offices at River- head, N. Y., on every business day during the month of August between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. In the Incorporated Village of Pat- chogue, the Board of Central Registra- tion will meet on Tuesday, August 8th and Tuesday, August 29th, in the Vil- lage Hall on Baker Street, Patchogue, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 Preparations Call For Gala Outing of County G. 0. P. Supervisor Sharp, Chairman of The Committee Obtains Splendid Cooperation Suffolk County Republicans are to , , ^ , , stage • what many believe will be the p.m. for the purpose of registering I biggest annual outing in their club's ... , .. i history at Timber Point on Saturday, All citizens of voting age who can August 12. Supervisor Edgar A. Sharp Picnic at Skipper Tom's Studio Attracts Largest S. Y. C. Gathering Of Season Monte Carlo Brought'to Founders' Landing as Players Fail to Break Bank give proof of literacy and who have found it to be impossible to appear before the Board of Registration in theit respective election districts on the designated days in October, may register and enroll before the Central Board. It will also be a boon to those voters who are entitled to vote by ab- sentee ballot and who will be absent from their election districts on the day of General Election, for they may also apply to the Central Board for Absen- tee Voters' Ballots. Central Registration has proven to be advantageous to Increasingly large numbers of voters since it was begun by Election Commissioners Hairston and Hughes when they first took office in 1935. A crowd of 225 members of the ^ Southold Yacht Club, their families oTFaTchogue,\chairman of \thr'geneVa'i and ^ests attended the picnic at Skip- committee, has appointed the num- Firemen to Hold Block Party August 7 to 12 Department to Use Funds to Defray Expenses of Firemen's Day at World's Fair EDGAR A SHARP I erous men and women who will aid him in whipping plans into shape. At A monster block party under the Jhe same time announcement Is made auspices of the Southold Fire Depart- ®ordial c invitation is extended to ment will be held on the Fire H ^ i ^^^ ^o the fullest ex- ramp beginning Monday evening, Au- gust 7th, and ending Saturday eve- ning, August 12th. Chief Chester Jan- kowski is chairman of the committee in charge of arrangements. Games, concessions and amusements of all kinds will be provided for the enjoyment of everyone. This Block Vacationist Drowned At East Marion William Spizenburg, 20, of Laurel- ton, L. I., occupying a cottage with his mother, Mi's. Lucy Spizenberg and brother, George, 17, at Gardiner's Bay Estates, East Marion, was drowned in Gardiner's Bay, Monday, July 31, while swimming with his broUier and a com- panion. Spizenberg had been in ill health for many months and it is thought he suffered an attack while swimming and d r o w n e d before he could call for help. He was a student at Jamaica High School, Jamaica, L. I., where his mo- ther taught the third primary grade. Otto Anrig and Antone Chituk of the Southold Town Police Department co- vered the unfortunate tragedy. Credit is due Chief Smith and Pa- trolman Howard of the Greenport Po- lice Department for their efBciency in handling; the pulmotor in an effort to revive the young man. It was useless however, as the boy had passed be- yond human aid. He was pronounced dead by Coroner J. Mott H e a t h of Greenport and a local physician. Teams Now Playing Second Round of Bridge Tournament Although only scattered returns from the matches of the second round of the North Fork Summer Bridge Tour- nament, which is being sponsored by the Old Town Players, have been re- ceived, four teams from the Southold- Peconic district h a v e pljayed their matches, with the following results: Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lupton defeated Mrs. F. W. Bridge and Mrs. Lucy Folk; William H. Rafford and Reldar Cars- tensen defeated Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Horr. All games in the second round must be played by August 8th. Invitation Swimming Meet to Feature Republican Outing Under the supervision of Clinton A. Hommel, President of the Southold Town Republican Club, and Supervisor S. Wentworth H o r t o n of Southold Town, plans are being perfected for the big Southold Town Picnic at the Town Beach on Tuesday, August 15. Wakeman Wilson of Perth Amboy, N. J., who so successfully carried out the various details of the Water Car- nival at the Town Beach last Sunday, has consented to take full charge of the swimming meet which will be one of the principal features of the Re- publican picnic on the 15th. The meet will be an invitation with the best swimmer s on the North Fork in matched races for which medals will be awarded. Supervisor Horton will welcome the guests to the picnic, after which there will be music, the swimming meet, and other features which the commit- tee -now has under consideration. The picnic will start at 4 p.m., and those Greenport Youth Seriously Injured in Unusual Accident Frederick Hansen, 20-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Hansen of Green- port, sustained a possible fracture of the skull In an unusual accident on Peconic Bay off Greenport about 1:30 p.m., on Wednesday of this week. Young Hansen was out cruising in a 15-foot s p e e d boat when his motor stalled. He had run forward to crank the engine and before he could get back to the tiller the boat rammed a spile, the Impact tearing loose the hatch which struck him across the face, knocking him unconscious and over into the water. Edward Mulhall and Louis Green- halgh, who were on the beach and saw the accident, went out in a rowboat and brought the injured youth ashore. He was taken to the Eastern Long Isl- and Hospital in the ambulance which had been called by William Clark, who had also witnessed the accident. Hansen is suffering from a deep gash across the face, lacerations of the arms and body and a possible fracture of the skull. His condition is considered serious. Pine Crest Dunes Campers to Take Fmi v D b v Pvilia*! attend can stay as long as they rou r uny \-ruiiB jj^g gring your own basket lunch or Sixty-five campers from Pine Crest i buy your food at Jack's SJiack on the Dunes will leave Greenport on August Beach. It will be a great opportunity. 7th aboard the Hawkridge, a one hun-1 for old friends and acquaintances to dred foot, two masted schooner, for meet and enjoy a social time. their annual foui- days cruise on the waters of Long Island Sound. The affair is not limited to Repub- licans alone; all of the residents of The Hawkridge is the only remain- • Southold Township are invited to this Ing free sallllng-vessel In Long Island; Republican Club outing. If you have waters. Its Captain, Irving DeWick, guests visiting at your home, bring is a seaman of more than 45 years'' them to the picnic. The committee experience. promises a good time to all who at- W. Tom Ward is Director of Camp tend. If stormy, the outing will be Dunes. , jheld the next day. Matty Wisniewski and His Radio Orchestra to tent. This annual affair, said Mr. Sharp, Is \Indeed remarkable. It grows every year. Its purpose is to further ce- ment good will among our party offic- j ials and workers and, in so doing, give them greater strength to carry out the high principals and ideals for per Tom's Studio at Paradise Point last Saturday afternoon. It was the largest social gathering of the season I for the members as they accepted the ' hospitality of Mr. and Mrs. Currle-Bell to enjoy another day's outing. Leav- ing Founders' Landing, over 100 took advantage of the sunshiny afternoon and the brisk south wind to enjoy a two-hour sail and cruise bn the waters of Little Peconic Bay. At six o'clock they followed their Fleet Captain. Fred Koke, into port at Paradise and joined the rest of the picnickers, who had come by cars. They landed at Skip- per Tom's and the larger boats tied up at the dock of Mrs. R. M. Searle, who had so graciously offered its use for the day. As Skipper Tom gave the call to dinner on his trusty bugle, the com- mittee of forty ladies efficiently skill- fully and very graciously served the long line of members and guests as they marched past the tables set up the entire length of the studio. The food was delicious and as the members gathered in groups over the Studio lawn and that of Mrs. C. B. Byi-on, who had so kindly offered the grounds of her home for the occasion, a hush seemed to fall over the crowd as ev- eryone got down to the serious bus- iness of satisfying those healthy appe- tites kindled by the salt air from the Bay. But soon there was a murmur and sudden rise in conversation as folk met folk, renewed old acquaintances and conversed on yacht club doings. Many marveled at the picturesque set- ting of the fleet tied up at the docks (Continued on Page 8) Party will be run by the firemen, for which the Suflolk (3ounty Republican the benefit of the firemen. i ,, , , The proceeds of the party will be j ^he day is chiefly set aside for good used to defray the expenses of sending the Firemen's Band and members of the department to take part in Fire- men's Day at the New York World's Fair on August 18th and 19th. De- partments from all over the country will participate in the events on these two days and the Southold \Vamps\ are attempting to raise money to pay their own way so that there will be no cost to the Department. Here is your chance to give the boys who are at your beck and call for 365 days of the year, a days' outing. Make it your duty to attend the Block Party next week and show the Southold Firemen you are behind them. fellowship and fun\. Picnickers may go to the beautiful grounds early in - » Tickets Going Fast For \Brief Candle\ All indications point to a sell out for the presentation of that romantic comedy, \Brief Candle,\ on the eve- nings of August 11th and 12th at Com- munity Hall by the Old Town Players. Although the dates of production are over a week away there has been a enjoy the numerous facilities the club has to offer. Games of all kinds, bathing and wa- ter sports are scheduled to take place throughout the day. In the afternoon a prominent speaker will make a short heavy sale of tickets during the past address. fg^ ^^yg The day's activities win be brought The cast, u n d e r the direction of to a close with a huge display of fire- charles F. Kramer, are prepared to present one of their usual sterling per- All members of the club are consti- tuted a committee to make the great number of visitors and guests comfort- able and In every way contribute to the creation of a larger, happier and stronger Republican family in t h e county, said Supervisor Sharp. Postpone Opening of Southold Auction Block Until Monday William N. Carey, manager of the Southold Auction B l o c k announced yesterday that the Block would not open today (Thursday) as had been the intentions of officials of the Long Island Cauliflower Association. It is planned now, unless unforeseen cir- cumstances prevent, to open the auc- tion on Monday, August 7th. Carpenters have been rushing the | tivity \for the\ community during the work on the new buildings at the new summer months, site of the auction block on Railroad There is no chai-ge for spectators at Avenue. The auctioneer's platform these races and everyone who enjoys and shed Is now nearing completion, thrills and spills are cordially invited It is hoped by next week to be ready to attend. Many of these racers who to handle the sale of the large crop 1 will take part have won cups and of lima beans expected in this vicinity.; prizes all over the country and it is i expected that a large number of boats j will compete. Outboard Races At Founders' Landing August 12th Outboard races with several of the fastest and most daring drivers on Long Island will be held at Founders' Landing on Saturday, August 12th, at 4 p.m. This is another innovation by the Southold Yacht Club in its pro- gi-am providing entertainment and ac- -X Saturday Stunt Night At The Yacht Club There seems to be an air of mystery around Saturday night's doings at the Southold Yacht Club. It is advertised formances, and Director Kramer an- nounces that the beautiful sets of scenery which add so much to the play, have been completed. The cast of this three-act comedy is a-s follows: Tica Murlin Knight Martin Paul Montgomery Admiral Standlsh Harry Cusack Rodney Turner .... Harold Goldsmith Klatz William H. Rafford Edna Montgomery . (Catherine Cassidy .. \Brud\ Albertson Tickets are $1.00 and may be pur- chased at Kramer's Drug Store. All seats are reserved. Sarah Cynthia Gordon Appear at Lake Lodgemembers Due to popular demand, the enter- tainment Committee of the P o l i s h American Independent Club has re- engaged M a t t y Wisniewski and his popular Radio Orchestra for this com- ing Sunday, August 6th, at Lake Lodge. Both the latest Polish and Amerioan dance selections will be featured by this popular orchestra. The drawing on the \Clubhouse Ben- efit,\ scheduled for this Sunday, Au- gust 6th, has been postponed to Sun question Senator Ford and his hard Duplicate Bridge Winners The following are the highest scores in the Duplicate Bridge Sweepstake, held last Fi'lday evening at the South- old Yacht Club: North-South workin g entertainment committee, they reply with a mysterious air, \Just wait until Saturday night.\ There is fun promised for both young and old and it looks like another large evening Mr. and Mrs. Christiansen for the S. Y. C. Dancing to the music of the Yacht Club Orchestra, which has proved so popular the past few weeks, and games and stunts for the amusement of all, will be the order of the evening. This affair is for S. Y. C. members and Shelter Island Couple Saved When Boat Capsizes Quick thinking on the part of Pa- trolman Macomber of the Greenport Police Department, saved the lives of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Davis when their rowboat capsized in Peconic Bay off Greenport last night about e l e v e n o'clock. Mr. and Mrs. Davis were re- turning to their home in Shelter Isl- and in a rowboat when they were thrown in the water as their boat cap- sized after they had rowed only a short distance out in the bay. Officer Macomber, who was patroling the streets In his police car near the i water front heard their cries for help. He turned his searchlight over the Mrs. Kirkup, Mrs. Reeve 73 57.93! Bay and saw the couple struggling in Mrs. Bermingham, Mrs. Fiiend 69 54.761 the water. He ran to the Texaco Dock Mrs. Bruenner, Mrs, Llnkfield 64 50.791 where the cruiser \Seaboy owned by day, September 24th, in order to give | their guests. One of the largest crowds those who have not as yet sent in their I to attend a Yacht Club dance this booklets, an opportunity to take part i year is expected to be present. Admls- in the drawing. sion 50 cents. East-West 77 61.11 Miss Purman, Mr. Thomson 7514 59.92 Mr. and Mrs. Clark 72V6 67.54 This Duplicate Bridge Tournament will be held every Friday evening dur- ing the month of August at 8:15 sharp. All Bridge Players of the North Fork are invited to take part. Cash prizes will be awarded at each session. Ad- mission is 50 cents. Mrs. John Mes- senger, Bridge Chairman of the South- old Yacht Club, is in charge. Harold Harmon of Manhasset, L. I., was tied up. Mr. Harmon immediately olTered his assistance and they cruised out to where the boat had capsized. Mrs. D a v i s was brought aboard by means of a boathook from underneath the rowboat while a rope was thrown to Mr. Davis and he was pulled on board. They were brought back to Green- port where they were given medical attention and later taken to EOielter Island in the \Seaboy.\

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