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THE LONG ISLAND TRAVELER THURSDAY, JANUARY 25, 1940 Riverhead Republican Club Install New Officers The Rlvcrhead Republican Club held its annual Installation of offlcers at Hotel Henry Pei'klns last Monday eve- ning. County Clerk Prank Markvart, ably substituted for County Chairman W. Klngsland Macy in Installing the offl- cerB. Mr. Macy could not attend this meeting due to his attending the fu- neral of Senator William E. Borah. President M. James Hendry was le- elected president and in giving his re- port of his stewardship of the club for the past year, stated that the club had had ft very successful year and that Its finances were in good condition. He spoke of the exceptional co-op- eration that he had received thru out the year and of. the club's ener- getic work in the recent successful el- ection. And his brief outline of the program for 1940 augurs another big year for the club. An unusually large number of ap- plications were received for member- ship in the club. These new members Joined with the others in enjoying the entertainment and refreshments that were part of the program. Prof. Oarflelc'. Corwln and his pupils Harry Jennings Jr. of Riverhead and Gilbert Horton of New Suffolk showed that they were real artists In their var- ious renditions. Slate of offlcers; President M. James Hendry, Vice-Presidents Elmer J. B. Sawyer Prank Yousik, William Shad- dock; Secretary John H. Mundo; Treasurer Joseph A. Kaelin; Financi- al Secretary Gordon Lipetz; Directors 1st district Russell Meier, Edwin S. Lapham; 2nd district Charles Smith, John Krasity; 3rd district Horatio Lowe, George Reeve: 4th district Ar- thur Lundberg, A. Herbert Reeve; 5th district Russell Kaelin, Solomon Raf- fee; 6th district George Cooper; Ralph DeFrlest; 7th district R<aymond Mc- Kay, Perry Conklin: 8th district Oli- ver Williamson, Howard Bishop; 9th district P. Ernest Robiason. Jerome MacCauley. FOR SALE Small Potato Farm With House and Out-Buildings. Every foot of this farm is good potato land. Less than one-half mile from village. Price, $8,500. Terms .aUOVORTH AGENCY C.H.Balley^gr.Southold Branch ' Tel. 3983 Southold, N. Y. Real Farm Bargain 27 acres, small house. $7,500.00 In- cludes 600 ft. shore front. O. H. Bailey, Mgr. Silkworth Office. TW. 3983, Southold. 1-18-utf 74-Acre Farm, $16,000 SILKWORTH AGENCY, C. H. BAIL- EY. MGR. TEL. 3983, SOUTHOLD 1-18-Utf Small permanent shingled cottage; oc- cupied past 4 years. Can be moved on trailer. Very reasonable. J. E. Dickinson. Tel. 3444. 1-25-lt* 1 Kelvinator $35.00 1 Kelvinator 25.00 1 3-Burner Florence Stove 8.00 1 Perfection Range 16.00 1 Voss Washer 20.00 1 Easy Spinner 35.00 1 Superfex Heater 20.00 1 Superfex Heater 25.00 40 Used Radios 3.00 up MULPOR D S Greenport Long Island FARM FOR SALE: $500:00 Down, Balance in Small Payments. C. H. Bailey. Southold. 10-26-utf TO LET FOR RENT: House on Main St., Ray- mond Terry. Tel. 3788, Southold 1-18-utf BUNGALOW: $10.00 a Month; 3 Large Rooms. 1 Block from Village. C. H. Bailey — Southold. N. Y. tfn BUNGALOW FOR RENT: 6 Rooms and Bath. All Improvements, $30.00 per Mionth. M. F. Bailey, Southold, New York. tfn MISCELLANEOUS PAINTING and Odd Jobs done at reasonable rates. Inquire Traveler Office. RADIO QUIZ PROGRAMS CAUSE FLOOD OF CALLS FROM MANY LISTENERS Fans Amois to Correct Eiperts TdepiioM Owi Solitiois to BroadcMting Stidioi When the big telephone iwitchboard serving the National Broadcasting Company's studios In the RCA Build- ing, New York City, suddenly light* up with a flood of incomlng,calli, probably any one of four things has happened A mistake has been made In a quiz program, a sensational news bulletin has been broadcast, a speaker unpop- ular with many listeners has been on the air, or a radio station has had some transmission failure. Three of these things occur rarely. But luiz programs ore regular features, and are the moat frequent cause of numerous telephone calls. Such pro- grams as \Information Please,\ \Bat- tie of the Sexes,\ \Kay Kyser's Col- lege of Musical Knowledge,\ \Paul Wing's Spelling Bee,\ \True or False,\ \Uncle Jim's Question Bee,\ and \Vo« Pop\ have millions of followers. Many listen for the educational value of the programs, many like to check their own knowledge against those being quizzed, and many others enjoy trying to trip up the quizzer. The last-named group are believed to be the most persistent telephone callers. Any listener, however. Is tempted to correct an \expert\ If he detects an error. That is said to ac- count for the popularity of \Informa- tion, Please,\ in which It Is the experts themselves who are \put on the stand.\ For example, one night Clifton Fadl- man, on this program, referred to \Peeping Tom\ as an example of a criminal. Calls disagreeing with this characterization began at once to come In. Most of them were from lawyers, some of whom supplied jjage refer- ences In law books. Listeners who telephone to correct what they bellevt is an error are themselves wrong about nine times out of ten, It is said. The reason usually is that they have not clearly heard, or have failed fully to understand, the question or the answer, or both, aatf have \jumped at conclusions.\ Doctors and nurses Hooded the switchboard one evening when it was stated in the \Battle of the Sexes\ that the highest fever the human body could stand was 108 degrees. The medi- cal profession hastened to point out that many persons had lived through higher temperatures. Among the call ers was a man who declared that at that very moment his wife was in a hospital with a llO degree temperature. The big task of handling these calls to NBC was at flrst left to the opera- tors at the NBC switchboard. However, the calls Increased to such a number that the company organized Its infor- mation Division, with a sizable staff of employees, to handle these and other Information calls. 'Hello, It'g Pedro' A group of seven New York tele- phone girls have a unique task at the Golden Gate International Exposition In San Francisco. They are skilled op- erators of \Pedro the Voder,\ the flrst machine with which speech can be actually created. With the recent opening of the great West Coast fair, this machine, a de velopment of the Bell Telephone Labo- ratories in New York City, was exhibit- ed for the flrst time to the general pub- lic as a feature of the Bell System ex- hibit there. The girls take their turn la engaging \Pedro\ In conversation. These girls and seventeen other young women, all former telephone operators, have been trained by the New York Telephone Company to op- erate this new type of machine, one of which will be demonstrated at the New York Fair which opens April 80th. The average American uses the tele- phone about nine times as often as the average Englishman or Frenchman. For durability in cotton lace, look for a firm lace in which the design covers nearly all the surface; heavy designs bn fragile backgrounds soon break. Homemade costume jewelry may be made at low cost by using steel wire [or raffia with acorns, horse chestnuts, plain and colored squash seeds, and hickory nuts. gSBB Koke Brothers SOUTHOLD, N. Y. Tel. 3523 OLDSMOBIL E Sales and Service FORMER ?HONE EMPLOYEES AMONG HOLLYWOOD'S STARS A number of Hollywood's leading players were formerly telephone em- ployees, according to moving picture company records and observers who write about the cinema \great.\ One of Barbara Stanwyck's flrst ]obs was that of a clerk In the employ of the New York Telephone Company In Now York City. William Powell was once a clerk for the telephone company In Kansas City. And before Nelson Eddy became a newspaper reporter, operatic and cinema star, he was a telephone attendant at the switchboard of a Phila- delphia concern. Dorothy Howe too, be- fore she got her chance on the screen, was an operator In Dallas, Tex. Concerninf! other early roles of nioTlii headllners, it may be noted that Leslie Howard was formerly a bank clerk; Greta Garbo worked as a hat model In Stockholm dppartment store; Char les Laughton clerked In a hotel, and Norma Shearer was a movie-theatre pianist heforp she rose to fame on the screen. Justice by Telephone Justice was dispensed by long dis- tance telephone recently when Judge John Siegel, In Marquette, Mich., flned two vacationing motorists for traffic violations in other Michigan cities. They asked to he heard by the Michigan jurist rather than have their vacation trips delayed by appearing In court miles awny. Judge Siegel called the Justices in these other courts, an- nounced the defendants' pleas of guilty, and in turn w&s advised as to tbp amoimt of the flnes. The Smiths, Joneses, Harrises, and Cooks, In that order, lead the sub- scribers' nan:es listed in the London telephone directory. In the Manhattan book, New York City's largest direc- tory, the Cohens are in first place fol- lowed by thp Smiths, Millers .ind Browns. The handset telephone ic i.-ally \tailored\ to fit your face. Bell Tel& phone Laboratories measured the facos of 4,000 persons to get the correct dis- tance between the mouthpiece and 'IiP receiver. Trie* Jump Over Moon, fMiitls on ^Phone Wire* \Hey diddle, diddle!\ You've read in Mother Coose of the cow that jumped over the moon, but maybe you never supposed these contented creatures really attempt aerial trips. Only recentl}. in Port Henry, N.,Y., one took off from the vantage point offered by the edge of a cliff. No \little dog laughed to see such sport,\ however, for the course of the flight after leaving terra flrma proved unfortunate. The bovine avlatrlx crashed through raveral telephone lines parried on 35-foot poles. The telephone linemen who has tened to make repairs reported that \besides putting thirteen telephones out of service. Bossy herself was pretty well broken up about the whole thing.\ How Quick Is a Wink7 \Quick as a wink\ has been timed It Is Just eleven hundredths of a second The apparatus which timed It was de- veloped at the Bell Telephone Labora- tories to check the action of fast-mov- ing mechanisms, such as tiny electric switches, which go into action when you telephone. In New York State there are more than 2,600,000 telephones. MORE WORLDS TO CONQUER In Man's Quest for Mors Perfce« Voice Communication Now that the world Is encircled by telephone circuits, what goals are left tor telephone engineers to attain T \The problems of the (nture are mora numerous and more of a challenge than ever,\ answers Dr. Frank B. Jewett, president of Bell Telephone Labora- tories In New York, research and de- relopment organization ot the Bell System. In remarks made recently he said: \While it is more spectacular to an- nounce that many thousands ot miles of space can be spanned in the twin- kling ot an eye, yet from the standpoint ot the millions who use the telephone It Is equally vital that another traction of a second has been clipped from the average time ot completion ot the calls we handle. \Speed and accuracy of service, and the provision of that service to all who may require it, are dominating objeo- tlves. \Whatever the yardstick we employ tor measuring the success ot our nation- wide effort. Ire renew our Inspiration and Btrengtluen our resolution In our attack upon t i e problems of the future.\ M A T T I T O C X MBA, ACAROAIUn:' D. OILDKR8LEEVB OALILEO A TELEPHONE MANT With his strange new invention, the telescope, Galileo began In 1610 his ob- servations of sun spots. Now, more than 300 years later, scientists in the Bell Telephone Laboratories In New York have been studying the flndlngs of the great Italian astronomer and others. In order to predict more accurately when sun spot Interference will be greatest. When sun spots are unusually active they cause noise Interference on over- seas and ship-to-shore radio telephone circuits. This makes adjustments ot apparatus necessary to provide users of these services with the best possible transmission. \I hope we'll all grow up and treat each other,\when the. telephone rings, us nearly as possible Just as If the tele- phone caller had appeared In the room In the flesh,\ comments a writer In the Washington, D. C., \Herald.\ HIGHEST ANER'CAN AWARD IN FIELD OF ENGINEERING Highest of American eaglneering honors, that of the John Fritz Gold Medal, has been awarded for the year 1939 to Dr. Frank B. Jewett, vice- president «f the American Telephone and Telegraph Company and president ot the Bell Telephone Laboratories, la New York City. This medal goes to Dr. Jewett for his \vision and leadership in sclenc* and for notable acblavement In ttaa furtherance ot industrial rMearch development in communication.\ Among previous recipients ot the medal have been Thomas A. Edison, Ougllelmo Marconi, and Lord Kelvin. The award was made by a board npresenting the four national organi- sations of the civil, mining and metal- lurgical, thechanlcal, and electrical engineering professions. Miss Connie Reeve very pleasantly f/rvtcrtalned a number of her llttJe friends last Tliursday afternoon In honor of her eleventh birthday. Mr. Tyson Hamilton of Love Lane has been on the sick list but at the present Is much Improved In health. On Thursday of last week, Mrs. John T. Hallock, Mrs. Harold P. Hallock and Mrs. Ernest Wllsberg visited Mrs. Beccher Hallock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Clarence J. Young on Roanoke Ave., Riverhead. Mrs. Richard Charters very pleasant- ly entertained two tables of 500 on Friday night of last week. Refresh- ments were served. Mrs. Emanuel Levey of New York City has been visiting Mrs. Catherine Phillips on Bay Avenue. Mr. and Mrs. H. P. Hallock recently spent the day In New York City. Mrs. George H. Riley has been a vis- itor ot Miss Dahl at the Presbyterian Hosplta^-ln Newark, N. J., and also with Mr. and Mrs. Goldberg In Lind- en, N. J. Mr. and Mrs. Herman Dlttman with Mr. Dittman's mother, Mrs. Annie H. Dlttman have moved from Mrs. Min- nie K. Hazard's house to a house on We.stphalia Road. Robert Winters, baby son of Mr. and Mrs. William Winters was baptized on Sunday, January 21st, in Sacred Heart Church, Cutchogue. Father Richards performed the ceremony. A luncheon was Eerved to the sponsors and the Immediate families at the home of Mr. and Mrs, William Winters on Suffolk Avenue. Mr. William V. Duryee was taken to ithe Eastern Long Island Hospital last Sunday morning suffering from a shock. Mr. and Mrs. Albert Lein and family of Cutchogue have moved Into the Wickham house on Pacific St. and Le- gion Ave., formerly built and owned by the late Richard Doran. Edward Lein left here last week for a CCC Camp in Elsford, N. Y. Albert E. Hawkins, who recently pa^ed away in Riverhead was a form- er resident of Mattituck. He was the I manager of the Mattituck House and .later he was manager of the Olenwood I Hotel where his first wife, Mrs. Char- jlotte Fanning Hawkins, used to enter- tain her friends and relatives at din- ners and luncheons. Mrs. Anna Riley, Mrs. George H. Ri- ley, Mrs. Minnie E. Hazard and Mrs. Nellie Tuthlll were visitors In New York City on Wednesday of last week. More than 20,000 pounds of steel- armored cable, containing 1,800 tele- phone wires, were laid under the Po- tomac River recently in rebuilding these telephone connections between Washington, D. C.. and the South. A third 6r more of the telephone cull to overseas points are of a social n personal nature. HOG PROFITS CONSTANTLY THREATENED BY DISEASE It we could reduce the annual toll of swine diseases by 50 per cent, the profits of our farmers would be in- creased by tens of millions of dol- lars. This statement by the \Amer- ican Foundation for Animal Health\ clearly demonstrates thpt some- thing should be done to check these appalling yearly losses. • Well up on the list of disease fa- talities is swine influenza, caused by sudden changes of weather, con- tinued cold and rainy spells, and poorly ventilated, or drafty quar- ters. The best safeguard therefore is to see that hogs are properly housed and kept in good vigorous condition. Tlie accompanying drawing dem onstrates how the simple addition of cane fiber insulation board to a hog house can provide weather protection for any season of the year. Such insulation conserves the bodV heat of the animals in win- ter. and assists in keeping the house at an even comfortable tempera ture. Ventilation, an essential fac- tor in maintaining dry, .healthful quarters, requires insulation. In the well insulated and ventilated hog house, harmful moisture will not colleul on the walls and roof. This means a dryer , house which, according to proved tests, is decid- edly helpful in preventing disease Get Our Eitimate On Your Next Printing Order Mrs. Fianklln Dexter of Baldwin, spent Tuesday at the home of her mother, Mrs. Shirley G. Cox, Mr. and Mrs. Allyn Tuthlll visited Mrs. Tuthlll's mother, Mrs. Joseph Hacker of Brooklyn, last week end. Mrs. Tuthlll was hostess to-the mem- bers of her bridge club, Tuesday night. Last week's winners in the dress [clubs sponsored by the Oregon Shoppc, were, Mrs. Eric Magdefrau and Mrs. Mlimto Hecttts. Ruth MacNish of Peconlc was a guest of Gay Hudson, last week end. John Bermlngham, William McNul- ty, Frank McNulty, Clifford Saunders, is^nd Montfort Wyckoff passed their second class tests before the Mattituck Boy Scout Board of Review at a re- cent meeting. The members of the board are: Chairman Vincent Browne, Harold R. Reeve, Sr., A. C. Garelle, Dr. John L. Wasson, John McNulty. Robert Bergen and John Heller. Mr. and Mrs. Carll S. LeValley en- tertained the \Scrappy Eight,\ at their home, Monday night. Miss Esther Penny Boutcher will give a series of readings at the Pies- byterian Chapel, Monday afternoon. Te.i will be served following the pro- gram, which will start at three o'clock. A small admission fee will be charged and the proceeds will go to the Pres- byterian Ladies' Guild. The Rev. Percy E. Radford will be a speaker at a meeting of the young people's organizations at the Eastern L. I. Congregational Churches, to be held Friday (tomorrow) night at the Riverhead Congregational Church. Mrs. Frank Neefus was hostess at a dessert bridge at her home yester- 'day (Wednesday) afternoon. Mrs. Harold R. Reeve Jr., entertain- ed several of her friends at a tea in honor of Mrs. Elmer D. Ruland. Jr., Saturday afternoon. Mrs. Reeve was assisted by Miss Annette Tuthlll. The Wawokiyes, local unit of the Y. W. C. A., met at the home of Mrs. Arthur Woodward, Monday-night. The committee in charge of the program, which took the form of discussions on interior decorating, included Mrs. El- mer D. Ruland, Jr. Miss Lillian Ber- gen and Mrs. Woodward. Principal A. C. Garelle was confined to his home Thursday and Fiiday of last week because of illness. Mrs. Percy E. Radford Is to entertain the members of the Minnepaug club today (Thursday). The topic for dis- cussion is to be \New Inventions.\ Mrs. Robert Bergen heads the committee in charge of the program. Other com- mittees are: Mrs. Preston Tuthill, Mrs. Alvah Goldsmith, and Mrs. John Wick- ham. Among the Mattituckians who have been vacationing in Florida are Mr. and Mrs. Lamonte V. Gould. The Presbyterian Ladies Guild was entertained on Tuesday by Mrs. J. Trowbridge Kirkup. Members of the local Chamber of Commerce are urged to attend the meeting called by Dr. John L. Wasson, president of the organization, for next Monday night in Atbin's Restaurant. Several important matters are to come up, Including a report on the railroad's attitude toward the chamber's request for additional protection of local rail- road grade crossings. The findings of the recent survey made by L. C. Break- er for the chamber are to be dlscus-oed and a nominating commlttec will be appointed. Mrs. George H. Tyrrell has recover- ed after being confined to her home by lumbago the past to weeks. Russell Penny who recently enlist- ed In the U. 8. Army, was home for the week end with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Penny. Winter ailments suffered by several of the more faithful attendants at the duplicate bridge tournament being held as a benefit for the Eastern L. I. Hos- pital forced the postponement of last week's session and none will be held this week. However, the contest will be resumed next Tuesday evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Cedrlc H. Wickham. Mr. and Mrs. Howard Johnson and children are spending the winter In St. Petersburg. Fla. The annual meeting of the Matti- tuck Free Library will be held tomor- row (Friday) night at the library. All Interested are invited to attend the meeting, which will begin at 8 p. m. Of- flcers will be elected, reports submit- ted and other business disposed of. The Mattituck Town basketball team battled gallantly Monday night against Sag Harbor's strong squad, the leading team in the Sunrise League, but lost by a score of 32 to 28. Mattituck led at the half but the Whalers forged ahead In the third period. The game was staged on the looal court. The Mechanics' volley ball team in- vaded Riverhead Monday night and defeated a team of Rlverheaders cap- tained by Andrew Coukas, who once taught manuel science In the local school. There will probably be a re- turn engagement here. There was a good turn-out of fire- men for the monthly departmental \feed\ and meeting' last Wednesday night. The next meeting will be held on Thursday night, February 15. There has been excellent skating on Marratooka Lake as well as the small- er lakes and ponds of the vicinity. Some of the skaters got together and cleared away the snow from a wide area of MarrfttootUH to the skating there was particularly good. Miss Katherine Tuthlll who has been 111 of pneumonia in New York where she is studying nursing, is recuperating at the home of her mother, Mrs. Henry P. Tuthill. Miss Vivian Duryee of Brooklyn was a week-end guest at the Peter Har- vey Duryee home. The Seniors are hoping for a good attendance at the performance of the Gilbert and Sullivan classic \The Pi- rates of Penzance\ in the local school auditorium on the evening of Feb. 8. The famous operetta will be given by the Riverhead Choral Society and pro- ceeds will go toward the Seniors' Washington trip fund. The Lexicon Club was entertained on Friday by Mrs. Victor H. Kirkup. The Home Bureau's furniture re- finishing project is being continued at the local unit's meeting today (Thurs- day) in the Presbyterian chapel with Miss Elizabeth Howell as leader. Next Thursday, there will be instruction In caning chair seats by Mrs. Ward Hut- chins of Greenport. A performance of Shakespeare.'s tragedy \MacBeth\ will be given at the school next Wednesday .January 31, at 2:30 p. m. by James Hendrlck- son, Claire Bruce and other members of the stock company. PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH P. E. Radford, D.D., Pastor 10:00 a.m Sabbath School 11:00 a.m., Morning Worship 8:45 p.m. ... Young People's Service 7:30 p. m Evening Worship Wednesday at 7:30 p. m.. mid-week prayer. Several North Pork pastors are ex- changing pulpits on Sunday, Feb. 4. The Rev. Dr. J. Percival Huget, pastor of the Shelter Island Presbyterian Church, will preach at Mattituck while Dr. Radford will go to the Cutchogue Presbyterian Church. P. E. CHURCH of the REDEEMER Kenneth M. SoWera, Rector 0:30 a . m Morning Prayer A spring steel coll that clips on thr edge of any cooking utensil to provide a place for the stirring spoon Is a handy gadget for any kitchen. GEO. H. RILEY JA8. M. ORATTAN Aaelimeen AUCTION SALE Joe Mazianka on the A. L, Downs Farm SOUND AVENUE 1 Mile West of Mattituck Monday, Jan. 29th, 1940 1 p. M. Dodge MotorTruck, 1934 Model K4; Fordson Tractor, Fairbanks Scale, Mowing Machine, Tractor Disc Harrow, McCormick-Deer- ing Engine Digger with Ford Motor, 2 one-horae Cultivators, Corn Sheller, 2 one-row Aspin- wall Planters, Model A Ford Sedan, 2 Jersey Cows with ear tags, Black Jersey Heifer, Bay Horse, Hoover Horse Digger, Dodge Truck, 50 Fowl, Tractor, Plows, Potato Planters, Power Potato Digger, one-horse Potato Digger, 2 Sprayers, 300 Cauli- flower Crates, Vise, Hoes, Forks, Shovels, Spades, Hand Cultiva- tors, Seed Planters, Com Shell- ers, Pulleys, Ropes, Hay F^rks,, and other implements and on premises. TERMS CASH If Stomiy, Next Fair Day Sterling Standard Seeds and Plants My 1940 Catalog Xistlng Fordhook Bnsh Limas Peas and Beans Brussels Spronts Seed- Burpee's Flower Seeds VegeUble Seeds of «ll kinds Annual and Pereni«| Plants Fruit Trees and Evergreens Shade Trees and Shrnbs Lawn Grass and Alfalfa Seed Strawberry Plants Asparagus Roots, etc., etc. Ready In February Ralph W. Sterling Cutchogrue* N. Y. Telephone Peconlc 6755 January Clearance ENTIRE STOCK OT Women's, Misses' & Children's COATS at astounding price reductions Don't delay! Buy now! Entire winter stock reduced in all depart- mantH, io spite of a risinfT market We've cut our prices to the limit UPMAN BROS. DEPT. STORE Tel. 97 GREENPORT

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