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THE LONG ISLAND TRAVELER 68th Year 'Home Newspaper of the North Fork\ Established 1871 PUBLISHED THURSDAYS AT SOUTHOLD FREDERICK C. HAWKINS. 0\^-ncr and Editor WALTER B. OAOEN, Associate Editor Display Advertising Rates on Application Entered as Second Class Matter at the Post Office at Southold, N. Y., un- der the Act of Congress on March 8, 1879. THURSDAY, AUGUST 24, 1939 Editorial s One Congressman Read the Bill Because one Congressman read the EIGHT HUNDRED MIL- LION (say it quick and it doesn't sound so big) SELF LIQUIDA- TING HOUSING BILL which was not to cost the Country one penny, it was discovered that the bill did not provide any \self- liquidating\ proposition and that really the bill committed the U.S.A. (sometimes called the Sucker Nation) to an-expenditure of Two Billion Seven Hundred Million dollars over a period of 60 years. Of course, if our dollar is to continue to be devaluated then Two Billion odd dollars doesn't mean much. Perhaps just car-fare for a few days. But the point is, what might have happened if a democratic Congressman hadn't happened to be curious to read the whole bill. His colleagues weren't curious and no matter what the Republicans said, they wouldn't have gotten anywhere without the aid of members of the Democratic faith. We should be thankful that at least one member of the dominant party in Congress wouldn't take the word of the brain trusters. He read the bill. If Congress knew what was in the bill, it had no chance to pass. So we hope more Congressmen, particularly in the New Deal side, will learn to read. Education should be encouraged, even among adults. Wait For the Wagon Our Readers' Forum Editor The Long Island Traveler Dear Sir: Can it be possible that I am mis- taken In believing that Southold stands to benefit from open discussions made posslb:te through your ):olumn \Our Readers' Forum?\ Several of my friends have questioned my suggestion that political differences can be dls- cusscd openly with the voters of my district or even with the Town as a whole. If this Is not so. then the small contribution which I had hoped L. I. Lighting Syttem Employees Hold Picnic at Heckscher State Park Over one thousand employees of the Long Island Llg'ntlng Company and Its affiliates, the N a s s a u and Suffolk Lighting Company, Q u e e n s Borough Oas and Electric Company, and Long Beach Oas C o m p a n y gathered at Heckscher State Park, East Isllp, Long Island, on Saturday, August 19th, for an outing and picnic. Despite the threatening weather and occasional light s h o w e r s , the first to make toward a better understanding! groups arrived about 10 oclock and by of these dllTerences Is In vain. , ten-thirty, the Juvenile athletic events Although my political dl-scernment u\der way. These Included bal- n-.ay not be acute, it seems only com- - sack, potato and 3-legged races, mon sense that some answer should be 1 \s well as a 30-yard dash and base- made to Supervisor Horton's T o w n ball throwing contest. At the conclu- Beach speech appearing In your last of thesa evftitfi prizes were dls- Issue. This speech contains many ex- aggerations and certainly many Incon- sistencies. It is an unfair, narrow at- tempt to capitalize on the emotions and Inborn loyalties of our Township at the expense of our duties and obli- gations as an Integral p a r t of our County. First the \long finger\ which, if It \Is reaching into Southold Town,\ is being pointed by our Republican County organization leader not at a Town Official as such but at \Skipper\ Horton, the politician who Immaturely and irregiUarly covets for himself the role of finger pointer. He claims that \certain people work- ing for and on behalf of certain other people have been combing every one of our thirteen districts\ in order to run committeemen who would not \be loyal to myself,\ In other words bow down to him and not to our chosen county leader, and further that it was \being attempted in none too subtle manner.\ Now the real truth of the matter Is that only five districts were effected, not thirteen as the \Skipper\ states and the \certain people\ were men like myself who resented the too subtle manner in which the \Skipper' tributed to the winners by President Edward P. Barrett of the Long Island Lighting Company. As a curtain raiser to the aftrenoon's activities, Vice President J a m e s W. Carpenter conducted a special huckle- berry pie eating contest with all en- trants being required to eat the pie off the table with their hands tied be- hind their backs. Needless to say, soap and towels were greatly in de- mand when the event was over. Along more serious lines, special first aid and resuscitation demonstrations were given by uniformed teams from the various divisions of the System, with prizes awarded to the teams scor- ing the most points. The Rockaway Beach Gas Works Team of the Queens Borough Gas and Electric Company won the Red Cross Contest while Nas- sau Gas and North Shore Electric won the gas and electric resuscitation re- spectively. In a Softball game, the men's team of the Company league from Bay Shore defeated the Mlneola contingent 2 to 1. Likewise the Bay Shore Beauties, a girls' Softball team defeated the Mln- Oddt and Ends Th e WEEK'S Chaff The men who get the breaks usually earn thcni! A famous newspaper man said that a man may work fifteen or twenty years or even twenty-five, and then suddenly become famous In twen- ty minutes. In twenty minutes he gets the breaks, but tlierc are twenty years of hard work behind them. The pastor asked a little girl of his flock what her mother let her do when she had been a good girl. Little Girl:—She lets me .stay home from church. Atiaiiiici jil w 111^11 Olic OlWlUUCr i as i « t ^ planned to s c u t t l e our Republican Some there are who will remember the familiar strains of the old song under the above caption. The theme seems to be that if we \Wait for the Wagon\ we shall make some progress. In other words, don't be too hasty. One of our contemporaries gpes into this sub- ject in discussing plans and objectives of the 1940 presidential cam- paign. His point is well taken. We should not attempt to choose candidates now for 1940. But on the other hand we believe that we should look over the field and weigh various possibilities. We should wait for the wagon when it comes to candidates, but we should not wait to see how things are going and then jump on the band-wagon. We have too many band-wagon jumpers now. We believe the New York delegation should \Wait for the Wagon\ and then get behind their candidate. But we don't mean by that that they should wait until the last minute. Our theory is that they should deliberate long enough to select the man the majority will support, and then support him to the end. And we believe that candidate will be a New Yorker. After all we cannot elect a candidate who does not appeal to the people, no matter how good a man he is. But we in New York have a candidate who appeals to the people, who is honest, coura- geous and able. When the wagon comes along we are sure he will occupy a front seat. 0 The March of Time In an up-state newspaper we read an account of an old mansion being torn down to save taxes. The article says, in part \The house, built in the late Victorian period, pictured so vividly by Mark Twam who describes the curley-cews, bric-a-brac and ornamentation of the day, has the familiar widow's walk, both on the roof above the porch and the main roof, scarcely perceptible from the street.\ This house, like many others, was built by a prosperous man in the best style of his day. But now he has shuffled off this mortal soil, and no one today wants such a house. It won't rent for enough to pay expenses. So what's the answer? Tear it down and save taxes. Alas! In the present time too much of this is being done. In the past few days Samuel Untermeyer has offered to give his five million dollar place to the City of Yonkers, and the City of Yonkers is debating whether to accept it. The cost of up-keep will be about $75,000.00 per year— AND IT WILL BE OFF THE TAX ROLLS. Well, you can't blame Mr. Untermeyer for wanting to keep the place intact, and you cant blame him for trying to protect his heirs. He has probably been reading the accounts of what has happened on Long Island. But if the City of Yonkers doesn't accept the offer, they may own it some- time anyway. In cases like this we believe that a municipality shoulc accept the inevitable with a good grace. If we have to live on bacon and grits we might as well learn to like it. County organization. His sutbleness nearly succeeded, for if your paper had not aired his plan In its issue of Au- gust 3rd, it would have been too late for those of us so wishing under the circumstances to act. Immediately up- on reading your headlines I commun- csted with one of our district commit- teemen to find out what those head- lines meant and to my amazement his answer wan that \we were not ready to break It yet.\ In other words, the subtlety includ- ed holding the plan until too late for Aling petitions, 1 also \am a lifelong Republican and 1 love the Republican party\ and fur- thermore my very loyalty to that par- ty demands my being explicit as to my ideas of \expensive and burdensome folly in Suffolk County and in my own Town, this beautiful old Towft of Southold.\ These follies, I believe, cons^t of the thousands and thousands of dollars prematurely spent on bridge preliminaries, the thousands spent on Town and County picture books, the near one million dollars spent toying with the Hampton Beach, problems and other loose expenditures promising no possible enhancements of real worth to our county. These are monies gone, not just bug-a-boos of the future with which the \Skipper\ tries to drag the name of Kingsland Macy In the po- litical mud. A name which one of the Skipper's\ crew once e d i t o r i a l l y praised in the Traveler as follows: 'But if Macyism means leadership, as it has surely come to mean, leader- ship in Suffolk County and in New York State, we can see no reason for Imputing anything shady to the term. It must be admitted that those who know Mr. Macy best are his warmest admirers. There Is no dirt on his hands We have found him kindly and a courteous gentleman—a man whose notions of politics are in ac- cord with the i d e a l s of our be.'it tliought. Discount the envy which is naturally to be expi^cted against a man who has built an effective and dependable machine and you have lit- tle left The Republican Party na- tionally is in real need of lots of Ma- cyism.\' Have the ideals of our best thought changed? The real issue before the people of Southold Is not a matter of love for Southold but of our intention to be or not to be a part of a united Re- publican County organization. Sincerely yours F. H. Robinson, Jr. By the time the adult sports con- tests were under way, the rain, which had held off until the end of the ball game, came down in earnest, but ne- vertheless, several teams slid through a three-legged race, and a number of other hardy souls wallowed through a baseball throwing contest and a sack race. It might surprise some people to know that oyster shells have been dis- covered 4,000 feet u n d e r Texas oil fields. Well, that would'nt Improve the flavor of the oyster. We prefer ones from Peconlc Bay, and not over 24 hours out of the water. Grit ruins machinery—but it Is one thing that makes a man. As a couple of politicians bent on defeating each other might say, in the words of Browning: \There must now be no passages of love Betwixt us twain henceforward ever- more.\ Samuel Smiles, the famous English author, in his immortal work entitled \Self Help\ said: \No laws, however ftringent, can make the idle industri- ous, the thriftless provident, or the drunken sober.\ COA L 1 LEHIGH VALLEY L V A N T H R A C I T E LUMBER Purse-Tailored Tariffs A survey of eating costs in the 80 restaurants on the gi-ounds of the New York World's Fair reveals a range of tariff's tailored to fit any pocketbook. Restaurant prices approximate those in effect throughout New York City, Visitors can lunch on doughnuts and coffee for 15 cents or dine sumptuously on the art of famous chefs at prices scaled accordingly. In between, there are menu prices scaled to every income bracket. Williamson Elected Head of Mosquito Control Worker* C. T. Williamson, Director of the Suffolk County Mosquito Extermina- tion Commission, was elected by unan- imous vote, President Of the Eastern Association of Mosquitt) Control Work^ ers at the annual meeting of the as- sociation held at the Courtland House, Bay Shore, Long Island, Tuesday eve- ning, August 15th. While the move came as a complete surprise to the Suf- folk group, the outstanding success of the local commission has been so gen- erally recognized throughout the coun- try that it is believed this has had its effect In making Mr. WUiamson the Association's choice to head their group during the next year. The meeting followed an inspection trip of Suffolk County Mosqultd Con- trol work along the south shore be- tween Southampton and Patchogue in- cluding inspection of the modern mos- quito fighting equipment of Suffolk County at the warehouse, 402 East Main Street, Patchogue. Mr. Williamson succeeded Dr. Thom- as Headlee, New Jersey State Ento- mologist, who has held the office of president of the association since its formation three years ago. Membership of the association is, at present, limited to mosquito officials and workers directly engaged in the work in the states of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Delaware, Maryland and Virginia. This year the field trip of the asso- ciation covered mosquito control work in Suffolk County, Nassau County and Queens County—the first day being spent In Suffolk and the second and concluding day in Nassau and Queens with the mosquito officials of each of the counties visited acting as hosts as the caravan progressed through their respective terrltorles,- The inspection trip wound up on the evening of the last day at the World's Fair where the visiting mosquito offic- ials were welcomed and entertained by World's Fair officials In recognition of the valuable mosquito extermination work being done in and about the Fair grounds under the direction of Colonel John Q. Grimley, s p e c i a l deputy health commissioner of the New York Department of Health. The alnl and object of the Associa- tion of Mosquito Control Workers Is to Improve the technique of mosquito control through cooperative research; by consultation and comparison of new discoveries and problems arising in the many states engaged In mosquito work along the eastern seaboard. If you read the Farmer's Almanac for 1938, you would have noted the Hurricane occurring In the week pre- dicted. This same Farmer's Almanac for 1939, after reviewing various local conditions In 1939 for this section goes 01) to say \Precipitation below normal for the month, temperature above.\ ill'iu The above speaks for Itsfilf. yet our friends laugh at us when we quote the predictions In the \Farmer's Almanac.\ I' — J\ '' Bobby:—Make a noise like a frog, uncle. Uncle:—Why? Bobby:—'Cause when I ftsk daddy for anything he says: \Walt till your uncle croaks!\ •••••••••••••••••••••• f By Senator Ford .. Napoleon crossed the Alps, Caesar crossed the Rubicon, Wash- mgton crossed the Delaware, and Stalin double-crossed London and Paris. Germany and Poland are all sot to take a poke at each other, yet they just signed a Nazi-Polish trade agree- ment. Poland will export grain in ex- change for war materials, which the Ger- mans will shoot in to Poland. Europe is pediculous with treaties. If nothing else starts a war those peace treaties will. According to signed and sealed pacts the European League stand- ing of the clubs is: Great Britain tied up with France, Germany, Italy and Poland; Germany signed up with Great Britain, Italy, Russia, and Poland; France has treaties with Russia, Poland and Great Britain; Italy is allied with Ger- many and signed with Great Britain; and Russia has a pact with Germany and Prance. So far we are out of the pen pushing orgy and we hope FDR keeps out. The only European interest we should have is the interest on the war debts. And our foreign entanglements should be confined to Italian spaghetti. Movieland had a few takes and retakes over the week end. Senator Ford Brian Aherne married Joan Fontaine, and Tarzan Weismueller took another mate—for the summer. If Mr. Roosevelt keeps on pushing Thanksgiving ahead, the next presi- dential issue might be \Do you want an old fashioned Republican Thanks- giving with turkey, or a Democratic picnic Thanksgiving with hot dogs?\ This kicking Thanksgiving around may result in our having two Thanks- givings. That would be great for the butchers, but to us it will mean twice as much turkey hash, turkey soup, and twice as many second hand turkey croquettes filled with raisins for dessert. Tennis star Sarah Palfrey Fabyan separated from her hus- band. Evidently not a love set. The New York milk strikers' theme song is \Every Morn I Bring Thee Violence.' Some of the pickets dumped milk Into a river, thereby reversing the usual procedure. In a milk strike the unions always win and the babies always lose. Father Divine is 'encircling' the Roosevelts. Style Expert Dorothy Shaver tells us that the fall fashion accent will be on rounded hips. We hope it'll be 'the last round-up.' Miss Shaver further states that daytime fashion will call for hips, but evening will demand slimmer lines. According to that a woman will have to change her style of architecture from Corinthian in the daytime to Gothic at night. Husbands who insist on their wives adhering to fashion dictates may have to go in for bigamy. A fat 3^'ife for afternoons and a skinny one for evenings. Vive la Shaver! The following story was told some time ago in England: A hotel manager came along the cor- ridor and saw a porter cleaning a pair of shoes. Said the manager: \Haven't told you that you are not to clean boots in the corridor but to take them downstairs.' Proprietor:-Then why are you do- ing it? Porter:—Because the man in this room is a Scotchman, sir, and he's hanging onto the laces. Huxey said: \The great end of life is not knowledge but action.\ We have a feeling that Huxley was right. He also said: \Veracity is the heart of mo- rality.\ to which we heartily subscribe. From Hutchln's Almanac (1797), we quot e the following: \The Emperor Slglsmund was reproached for reward- ing instead of destroying his enemies, and by that means giving them the power again to Injure him. \What said the noble-minded monarch, \do not I destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?\ Get the Habit • • SHOP AT Washington White's ^\M'O LT Phone 317 GREENPORT 120 Main St. Fishermen's Supplies Bait, Etc, BENJAMIN MOORE'S HOUSE PAINT Olson's Boat Paint Hundreds of other Hardware Items Inspection Requested Many people of this town take their politics from, a few who dish every- thing up to suit themselves. Advice to voters: Don't promise anything to anybody, particularly one who seeks office, until you Investigate and then go to the bottom. World Famous U^ S^ Tires FOR SALE AT D i c k e r s o n & M o n t go m e r y ' s Route 2 5 PECONIC, Y. Phone 3438 .mmmjamnssam A'NVIIU BRICK, TILE Lime Cement Bulldlns Materials Mason Supplies Paint Hardwar e GOLDSMITH & TUTHILL NEW SUFFOLK PHONE PECONIC 6424 SOUTHOLD PHONE 3767 The SAFETY SENSATION of 1939 N?w Firestone Champion Tire Now on Sale F. Harold Sayre Chryaier and Plymouth Sale» and Service Tel. 3532 SOUTHOLD, N. Y. Relative to money, h e r e are some tilings to think about. If a man pro- cures a competence, he is a grafter. If he is able to hang onto what he has procured, he Is a capitalist. If he spends it, he is a playboy or a spend- thrlff. njie,doesn't get It he Is shift- less. If he doesn't even try to get it, he lacks ambition. If he gets it and people think he got It without work- ing for It, he Is a parasite. But If he accumulates It after a lifetime of In- dustry and thrift he Is a sop and a sucker. Well, we would risk all those hard names to be in the shoes of the boy who succeeds in spite of his critics. CLEAN. PUKE WATER An abundant supply of clean, pwe water Is necessary to health, but ven frequently the supply of water from dug wells and shallow-driven wells U one of the greatest menaces to health Typhoid is the chief disease and the great reduction ot typhoid cases In this country has largely been due to people connecting to safe Village Watei Works Systema which water Is contin- ually tested by the State Health partment. The fact that water from dug and shallow welb loolu clear and spark- ling In a glass U no guarantee that it does not contain the germs of disease The fact that a shallow well has alwayt been pure Is no assurance that It will continue to be so. As a safefuard to health, people in any community where tkere Is a Pub- lic Water Works System, they should consider connecting to the Water caka* pany nnalM. HUSBANDS — WIVES ATTENTION! In your budget accounts make a definite place for savings. These will labor for your prosper- ity nights, week-days and Sundays, ^ Deposits made the first 3 business days of any month draw interest from the first, except January, April, July and October, when ten business days grace are allowed. •« Southold Savings Bank tOUTHOL D ir-«r«r.iir tUFFOL K COUNTY. N.Y. •IlllllllllWifcil

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