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PAO B S I X THE LONG ISLAND TRAVELER THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 1939 69th Year THE LONG ISLAND TRAVELER \Home Newspaper of the North Fork\ Established 1871 PUBLISHED THURSDAYS AT SOUTHOLD FREDERICK C. HAWKINS. Owner 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 OongreM OD March I, 1879. THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 1939 Editorials A MASTERPIECE OF THE PRINTER- TOO BAD IT CONTAINS MANY ERRORS [Edit4m Note: This Editorial la a reprint from the Atwuat 10th issoe of the LINDENHURST STAR pnbUshed at Lindenhnrst, L. I.] We are indebted to Supervisor Frederic J. Wood for a bound volume entitled SUFFOLK COUNTY'S TEN GREAT TOWN- SHIPS. The book is one that we highly prize. The photography and printing could not have been done better and all who obtain a copy will preserve it carefully. It is to be re- gretted, however, that the book contains no date of publication and there are a number of glaring errors. The La Salle Military Acad- emy on the estate of the late Commodore Frederick G. Bourne is located in the volume as on the Vanderbilt estate. A boatyard in Copiague is portrayed on one of the pages devoted to Babylon Vil- lage. On another Babylon page is the picture of the Fifth avenue school, Bay Shore, under a caption. Sixth avenue school. There is no Sixth avenue in Bay Shore, that we have heard. No picture of Babylon's Public School appears. There is a fine picture of the Bab- ylon Town House but is referred to as \Babylon Town Hall.\ The mscription on th© building is \Town House\ however. Moreover, no mention is made of Babylon Town's far-famed insylar posses- sions where at least a thousand summer home sites await develop- ment. Christ Episcopal Church, West Islip appears on an Islip Town page with the caption beneath, \Christ Episcopal Church, West Sayville.\ St. Ann's Episcopal Church in Sayville is not shown. Babylon is credited with two State Parks. The community has one, Belmont Lake State Park, of which it is justly proud. It has another in name only, Gilgo State Park. Possibly the writer had ' this in mind. However, it has not become a reality as yet and is not likely to be for many years to come, although Babylon officials gave away this large acreage to the State a decade ago. Timber Point, where Republican leaders meet to discuss poli- tics, enjoy the ozone and also the food and beverages dispensed at this attractive place, is located on the \former Taylor place.\ The author was again in error as the \Taylor place,\ owned by the estate of George C. Taylor, is now Heckscher State Park. Timber Point is located on the former Nicoll estate and later owned by another estate. How many more mistakes there are in this beautiful volume we cannot say, but those mentioned were found by just casually glancing through the book. As the book cost a very large sum of money, and is supposed to have been printed as a sort of historical volume, it is to be regret- ted that such mistakes occurred. It is of course easy to criticize and we all know mistakes can easily happen, but of all books—one that is to be preserved in librar- ies and historical societies—it should have been as nearly correct as human brain and hands could have made it. When one of the many owners of the volume found that there was no date on the book he told one of the Supervisors that he sup- posed it was prepared \for the past, present and future\ of the ten townships. The next time the Board of Supervisors gets out a book of this kind, i^ vrpuld be a wise m«ve if all politics were eliminated and per- sons' engi^gfd fp revise copy and check proofs who art familiar with the history pf ^ ^ fpmmunity, not chosen for thiir party loyality. FF I ,1 'S-I-- 1 : i. l^fJJtL Oddt and Ends fso rf 'CI What the people of this town need Is less tripe and baloney and more whole wheat bread and beef steak. London authorities have closed all theatres and places of amusement fear- ing alr-ralds, and this seems to be driving the Londoners to drink as the \Pubs English equivalent for the American term saloon, are allowed to keep open but within restricted hours. San Marino, the smallest republic in the world is situated In Northern Italy and has an area of thirty-eight square miles. The inhabitants don't have to worry about wars. It has been a going concern for more than fifteen years. Its army consists of 39 oflScers and 950 men. It has no public debt. A man who becomes over bold must expect occasionally to be bowled over. Among our dislikes are the following: Art calendars, men's pocket combs full of hair, mushy poetry, weak coffee, cold gravy, J e l l y sandwiches, limberger cheese and tripe. Probably we could think of others if given time to do so. A great deal of talent goes to waste for want of a little courage. Many peo- ple have fine idea^, but lack the cour- age to put them over. We quote with approval the following by Eugene Field: The Bad Man Here is a man who has just stopped his paper. What a miserable looking creature he is. He looks as if he had been stealing sheep. How will he know what is going on, now that he has stopped his paper? He will borrow his neighbor's paper. One of these days he will break his leg or be a candidate for office, and then the paper will say nothing about it. That will be treating him Just right, will it not, little chil- dren? ^ BACK the WHITJ^ER MEMORIAL \ ¥he Traveilf KaS ffefiglVed the letter and folder recenUy sent out by the Whitaiter Memorial Fund Committee and is glad to speak general support for such a fine project. > It is fitting that Southold should Kav« a collection of books showing the development of t l ^ tO\vn from iti beginning 300 years ago. Southold was thS idmmunity center for an Waa that for many years stretched from Wading River to Orient Point and included Shelter Island. People came here not only to attend the First Church but for court and town meeting as well. More and more as the years go on people come from all parts of the country to look up their ancestry in Southold, and what a satisfaction it will be to refer them to the Whitaker Memorial Col- lection in our Public Library. Let us make it a collection that will truly honor the town and the Reverend Epher Whitaker and his family. The treasurer of the Fund is Miss Elsie Hummel, Bank of Southold. who will receive gladly gifts large or small toward the purchase of suitable material for the collection. \Bowl for Your Health\ 4 of Best Alleys on East End of L. I. Open for Clubs, Parties, or Team Play Reopeation Center JULIUS SCHIAVONI 310 Front St. Tel. 695 GREENPORT Home Alleys of the SOUTHOLD BOWLING LEAGUE In 1869 \The Wonder\ a paper which antedated the Traveler in Southold Town, devotes a whole column to ad- vertising a product called \Antidote For Tobacco.\ It was said \This medi- cine is not a substitute to be used in place of tobacco, not a core for chew- ing, smoking and snufi taking, it re- moves forever all desire for Tobacco.\ The paper also had a recipe for mak- ing \lemon syrup for a cough.\ Here are some of the sparkling things ap- pearing in Its four pages: \Sure way to stop a woman's mouth —kiss it.\ \What can be better than a woman with a cataract in her eye, a waterfall on her head, a creek iii her back, forty springs in her skirt, and high tied shoes? The answer is: Why, one with a notion in her head, and swimming in tears.\ Also the following sparkling para- graphs: \Young women should beware of marrying an acountant, if they do tbey will take an adder to their bosom.\ \Never run in debt—especially with shoemakers, for then you can't say your soul is your own. \The best drawing lesson—drawing a salary.\ \The latest thing in dresses—night dreaMi.\ \A subscriber writes to an editor in the west: \ I don't want your p ^ r Shy wiig- er.\ To which the editor replied: \I ^CUldn't make it any longer if »ou did; its present length sylts ihe verv well.\ - i • -ri -«•\ he: \I've bought a set of balloon tires.\ She: \Why John, 1 didn't know you had A baloon.\ THE WEEK'S CHAFF — By Senator Ford Well, thank goodness the radio hasn't been cutting in with so much war news lately. Maybe the broadcasters figured that the war reports had no commercial value, except to plug rat extermina- tors. For a time the war news cer- tainly gummed up the regular radio prograihs. War reports popped out right in the middle of band numbers and dramatic serials. One time Myrt and Marge had Neville Chamberlain on their pro- gram as an univited guest star. And during the broadcasting of a ball game the Brooklyn Dodgers had the bases full and Hitler came to bat. In a recent speech. Mayor La Guardla said that the butcher shop of the future will look like a library, with each cut of meat wrapped and labeled, and all you will have to do is to reach up on a shelf and take what you want. That will probably be so, but scientists go farthCT than that. They predict that in time' we won't take our food as wa do today. They say we will absorb it Senator Ford mentally With our eyes. In other words we won't eat it, we'll read it. When we're hungry, instead of going to a restaurant, we'll go to a library. The librarians will act as waiters and waitresses. When we get to the stage where we read our meals we won't need knives, forks, and spoons. All we'll need will be eye glasses. There'll be no more sharp- ening of knives. If our glasses become dull we Just have our eyes tested and get sharper glasses. For breakfast we'll go into the breakfast room of the library. The walls will be covered with oatmeal paper. On the tables will be magazines in which we can read our morning serial. ( O i l , all right, spell It cereal.) For coffee there'll be maps of Java. We'll h^ve to be careful, too, and not get indigestion from too many mushy stories. And on New Year's Eve everybody will get plastered by merely reading the Bartenders' Guide. I bet when Mayor LaGuardia made that statement he never thought he'd start anything like this. Field Marshall Goering, in his speech to the munitions workers, said that this war could have been averted. And there's no argu- ment against that. We agree with him. All that the other nations had to do to avert war was to give Hitler the earth. John Cobb, of London, drove an automobile 369.74 miles an hour. If he ever drove at that rate in New York City he'd be arrested for illegal parking. I see that German women replaced men as street car conduc- tors. The fare sex. AVENUES OF LIFE = By Crews Jewell A mule and a Ford met on a country rOMi, They stopped and looked at each other in bewilderment. Then the mule spoke up: \What are you may I ask?\ The Ford: \I'm an automobile, and what are you?\ Said the mule: \I'm a horse—then they both laughed. MY HOME-TOWN NEWSPAPER Nothing in the way of the currently printed word can ever take the place of my \home-town\ newspaper. It is so deeply en- shrined in my affection that the loss of a single issue causes me deep regret. -The \big-town\ paper may tell me of the latest development of the war in China, or of Nazi, Facist, and Soviet movements in Europe. It may h«lp me acquire a liberal education on the affairs of State, and recount the economic progress of the world at large. It may serve me with stock quotations, baseball scores, and many other happenings of good, bad or indifferent character; but my \home-town\ paper comes to me filled with the news of a small, closely knit kingdom—my home town. It may not have the snappy set-up of the big city paper, but it tells me in homespun phraseology the \goings\ and \comings\ of a lifetime of friends and neighbors. It reports the events and quotes the sayings of \folks\ who have endeared themselves to me through a generation of time—years in which we have shared each other's jpys and sprrows. Wh^hiif oil business or pleasure, it follows me to foreign lands as surely as mails will carry it. A few minutes perusal of its fa- miliar pages transport me back, in fancy, to th« botom of home and friends—^man's priceless earthly possessions. And i( I am AUfferihg from a certain tugging at the \heart-stringt\ khdWli ai nostalgia, it braces me up as nothing else can do short of ciietUitUy turning my steps homeward again. The editor has never received the Noble Prize for literary ac- complishments, but I would rather trust his judgment and comment on local and national questions than the philosophy of all the sages rolled into one. Two motorists were discussing the quality of their brakes: First motorist: \How quickly can you stop your car?\ Second motorist: \It all depends on the size of the pedestrian—a big one stops me right away, but if he is under- sized I drag him a ways.\ Judge, to motorist before him charg- ed with speeding—\Speeding eh? How many times have you been before me? Speeder: \Never your Honor. I tried to pass you on the road once or twice, but my bus will only do sixty-ftve.\ If it were not for their wives, some men would never get their hair cut. Steno: How do you like your new boss, Rose. Rose: Oh, he ain't so bad. Sal, only he's kinda bigoted. Steno: What do you mean, bigoted. Rose:Well, he thinks words can only be spelled one way. Professor: Is there any food value in dates. Student: That all depends on who she is. Mine is a swell cook. The young lady who stated that she was continually breaking into song, was Informed by her ftanoe that ahe would not have to break la if ahe would get the key. TO REACH THE GOAL Body and soul must go together to reach the goal. Now while you are earning, have the cour- age to save part of your income and deposit reg- ularly with this Bank. This Bank allows interest on deposits from the first of every month, crediting quarterly-^January 1st, April 1st, July 1st and October 1st. S outho l d S a v i ng s Ba n k lOUTHOW D . t U M O l K COUMTV. N.V. O R CC n P O R T HEflTRE MATINEE SUN., WED., SAT. AT 2:15 P.M. EARLY EVENING 2HOWS S AT 7 and 9 P. M. FRI., SAT 2 FEATURES SEPT. 15-16 \THESE GLAMOUR GIRLS\ with LEW AYRES :-: LANA TURNER — plus — \THEY ALL COME OUT\ with RITA JOHNSON SUN., MON., TUES. SEPT. 17-18-19 GINGE R ROGERS — in — \FIFTH AVENUE GIRU* with WALTER CONNOLLY :-: VEREE TEASDALE WED., THURS. ANDREA LEEDS SEPT. 20-21 JOEL McCREA in \THEY SHALL HAVE MUSIC\ with JASCHA HEIFITZ :-: TERRY KILBURN Smart dog; he knows a lot more than just how to drive home the cows. It s plain to him that a tele- phone is a big help with the work on the farm. Arranging to share work and machinery with the neighbors on the big jobs is easy if you have a tele- phone. Plans satisfactory to all can be worked out without even leaving the house. And last-minute changes can be made without slowing- up the job. No doubt about it, a telephone helps you get things done. NEW YORK TELEPHONE COMPANY A Fvm Telephone Coaia OaJy 6i to lOi m 0»y. 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