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The Mid-island mail. (Medford, N.Y.) 1935-1941, November 29, 1939, Image 1

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_——- . • <§> . : <$> Counsel , Former Author- ity Members Chosen to Attend Hearings Co. Board Recognizes Macy ' s Alarm and Call from Nas- sau for Co-operation - - Additional step s to safe- guard Suffolk county ' s water resources from New York C ity aggression were taken Mon- day by the board of super- visors at Riverhead , which au- thorized County Attorney Ed- gar F. Hazleton and former members of the Co unty Water authority to attend all hear- ings on applications to sink -new wells in Queens , Nassau or Suifolk counties. All ten of the sup ervisors voted in favor of' authorizing Mr. Hazel- ton to join with James L. Dow s ey, Nassau county attorney , in the wa- . ter conservation program , but three - members objected to the am endmen t offered by \ Supervisor Edgar A, Sharp of Brookhaven town to include memb er s of the defunct water au- thority on the opposing body. Mr. Sharp ' s amendment eited the names of Republican C ounty Leader , W. Kingsland Macy , Carll Burr , Jr., of Commack and Frank Smith off Riverhead , as leaders in the county . and former members of the water authority who ' should represent the county at such hearings. Mr. ; Macy has declared within the past ' week that New York will seek state ; authority for taking Suffolk water soon after January 1. Supervisor Arthur J. Kreutz er of Huntington asked if the water au- thority was not legally dead and on this ground opposed Mr. Sharp ' s sug - gestion. Supervisors S. Wentworth Horton of Southold and Dennis G. Homan of Riv erhead also voted against bringing the former water authority into connection with the new move . The resolution to have Suffolk join (Continued on page 14) Many Candidates For Fire District Elections Tuesday Next Tuesday the fire districts- of Coram , Centereach and Ronkonko-i ma will hold elections for five com- missioners and- a treasurer in each ; district. The polls will be open from 7 to ID p. m. In Coram . fire ¦ district candidates who have filed nominating petitions! are: Salvador DeLucian , Merwin. Still , John Wolfinger , Frank Pommer , Ray- mond Still , John Borella , Frank Ha- ^ gen , Rudolph Hahn ,. Robert Lyons , Jr.; and Herman Schwebes for treas- \ urer. The present board of commis- sioners comprises Mr. Wolfinger , Sid- ney Ballance , John Baczensky, Mr. Hagen , Mr. Hahn and Mr. Schwebes as secretary-treasurer. The position ' cf secretary is an appointive one. •In Centereach district petitions liave been filed by the following 1 candidates: Arthur W. Murray, Frank • ' Martinek , George A.. Proios , D. Fos- ter Overton , Gooige W, Moen and • , . diaries F. Ullrich, for treasure r , all members of the current board oi commissioners. John Pearl is the ap- pointed secretary. The commissioners who have served- the Ronkonkoma fire district since- ' its establishment early this year are candidates to succeed themselves , ac- cording to petition s filed in the dis- trict. They are Thomas Fish , Sr,, George Robins , Sr., George Fehring, J, David Teiry and Leo Steidel. Axel Hodges , district treasurer , is a candi- date for re-election. Mid-Island Mail Offers Fine Gift Free With All New Subscriptions The Mid-Island Mail has been for- tu n ate , obtaining for its new readers the most useful and durable premium gift ever offered free to new subscrib- ers of a weekly newspaper. This remarkable gift is a beautiful fountain pen and pencil in an attrac- tive gift box with a two-color holly ]abel \ for addressing purposes, Only after a visit to our office to view the bright and sparkling colors and styles of these sets can anyone comprehend what wa are really offering in this gift. There is nothing quite so appro- . priate ' for - gift-giving purposes as these fine sets and The Mid-Island (Continued on page 2) Bishop Stires Will Confirm at Yaphank Ep iscopal Church A class of about ten children will bo confirmed this evening* in St, An- drew ' s Episcopal church , Yaphank , in the first confirmation ceremonies in a number of years at this church. The Rt. Rev. Ernest Milraore {3tires, bishop of the Episcopal diocese of Long Island , will officiate. The cere- mony will begin at 8 o ' clock. Will Borrow $6 , 762 For Holbrook Walks The Brookhaven Town board voted last week to borrow $6 , 762 on certi- ficates of indebtedness to finance the town ' s share of the cost of the recently-completed sidewalk project in Holbrook. The sidewalks , con- structed with Works Projects ad- ministration aid , cost $13 , 528 , cf •which the Federal government pro- vided $7 , 266. The town ' s share of this cost was $6 , 262 , plus §500 for administration expenses. Want \Teeth\ in Fire Hazard Laws , Return of Forest Fir e Apparatu s Officials Favor Compelling Removal of Fire-ruined Buildings See Need of More Protection in Wooded Areas of Suffolk Legislation tkat would put \teeth \ into exisiting fire ordinances • in Suf- folk and. establish more definite authority 1 in the ' enforcement of such regulation s will' be advocated by the Fire Commissioners association of Suffolk at the coming session of the State Legislature/ The need for . this proposed legis- lation , it was pointed out at a recent association meeting at Greenlawn , is seen particularly, in the failure by property owners to demolish prompt- ly buildings badly damaged , by fire. In many- - instances , such buildings are left in an extremely dangerous condition , with apparently no posi- tive way - for fire officials to force a showdown with the owners , according- to the association. Bill s covering the organization ' s recommendations wilL be drafted and submitted to Senator George L- Thompson and Assemblymen Elisha Barrett and Edmun d Lupton. The support of the three Suffolk legislators is also bein g sou ght in the mov e to have the • State Conser- vation -department rescind its ruling, transferring several pieces of fire- fightin g apparatus formerly assign- ed to its Suffolk units. . The associa- tion bases \ its .plea on the large num- ber , of brush fires in Suffolk , in the fighting of which . . .the -state apparatus proved , helpfu l in the past. • In a letter to Conservation depart- ment cfficials ,. Howard . C. ScHow , as- sociation secretary, stated that more protection is needed' rather than the removal of apparatu s already as- signed to Suffolk. • The association plans to hold its February meeting at East Moriches! Jury to Receive Kuhn Case To day Bund Leader Contradicts Self on Stand Breaks Down , Confronted With Love Letters—$500 is Mentioned for In- fluencing Camp Si egfried License A reading of his alleged love let- ters to a woman other than his wife , which br ought an admission of per- jury, and numerou s references to Camp Si egfried at Yaphank featured the trial in General Sessions court , New York , during.the past few days of Fritz Kuhn , leader of the German- American bitnd , on charge s of for- gery and grand larceny of varying sums of bund funds. Defense Counsel Peter L. P. Sab- batino in summing up Monday, ar- gued th at the case was a political prosecution to fcoost District Attorney Thomas E. Dewey, and said that while he had. no respect for the ^things, the Bund ' \ represents , nor for Kuhn ' s methods , the man should not be made a \ martyr. \ He declared the evidence about Kuhn ' s affairs with women was \for the newspap er hoys. \ Assistant District Attorney Her- man J. McCarthy, in his summation yesterday/ denied there was \ any po- litical aspect to the case , and said Kuhn ' s deceptive love affairs . - , had been introduced only to prove tji at he was a perjurer. He said/ the whole defense was M)uilt, ' bii lies by Kuhn and his aides: - Nervou s and almost inaudible at , first , on taking the stand in his owri\ defense , Kuhti increased in confidence . as tlie hours progressed , explaining his own account of bund receipts and expenditures , with which he had the right to do what he wished , he as- (Contimued on page 3) Supervisors Take No Action on Electrical Code for the County Adoption of an electrical code for Suffolk county was sidetracked by the county board of supervisors at Riverhead Monday when the members voted to accept the recommendation of Supervisor Frederic J. • Wood of Babylon , chairman of the law com- mittee ,, who reported that his com- mittee advised that no action be taken at this time. Mi\ . Wood told the board that he found no sentiment in favor of the code in his town and that he be- lieved that this was a general situa- tion throughout the county. William H. Aldrich of Patchogue , spokesman for the electricians , said the public has been ap athetic to most of the improvement s suggested in the county;. and pointed out that the pur- pose of the code is/ tO'Insure adequate safety ' me a s- u r.e s throughout the county:;; ' ' ¦ \'\ ¦ ¦ ~ : ] ; ' -.; ¦ . y~y :; ,: . \ ;\ • ' v . : Several ; officials - -of the Electrical Contractors Association ' of New York State : were present but ' Chairman Warren F. Greenhalgh ; brought Mr. Wood' s moti on to a vote before they could speak; Mr. Greenhalgh announced that he had appointed James P. Richardson of Islip as a member of the Suffolk County Alcoholic Beverage Control board to replace Raymon d Dominy of East Hampton , who resigned to be- come sup ervisor of the federal cen su s in the county. Mr. Richardson was recommended for the post by Demo- cratic Countyj Leader Charles H. Sul- livan. Four Commissioners Holbr ook Fire Dist. Up for Re-election The annual election of Holbrook Fire ; distri ct will take place nex t Tuesday at fire headquarters on Broadway avenue , the polls being open . from 7 to 10 p. m. Four mem- bers of the board of fire commis- sioners who are up for re-election are : Fred F. Benesch , whose five- year term expires December 31; Er- nest Wick s , three-year term of treas- urer , expiring December 31 ; John Mullen , w!ho was appointed to fill the \inexpired two-year term of Gus- tave Johnson , resigned ; and John C Wehrenberg, also appointed to flit the unexpired term- of Herman Beebe; resigned. ' Charles Flubacher , fifth member of the board j- . was elected last year jfor a five-year term. Ken- neth Hollingsworth is the appointed secretary. Jury Says This Thursday Is the Thanksg iving Day If the consensus of a panel of 35 men an * d women jurors now serving in - County court at Riverhead is in- dicative of sentiment in Suffolk a.t large , then \Franksgiving \ day can be scuttled. Yesterday Judge L. Barron Hill placed \ before the 35 jurors the question of what , to do about . torn onow ' . • A \ ' vote; was taken . Foreman George Oberschelp of North Patchogue reported back a minute later a unanimous vote in favor of observing the holiday in traditional fashion. -P. S. The Cbiuity court , closed all last week because of the tax sale, will be closed tomorrow. Mr. and Mrs. Burkhardt , Medford , Married 25 Yrs In honor of their silver wedding anniversary ' Saturday, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Burkhardt - of Long Island ave- nue , ' 'Medford , were given ' a ' surprise party that evening. The table and rooms were attractively decorated in silver and white and a large wedding cake and candles graced the tahle. Mr. and Mrs. Burkhardt received a number of lovely gifts. Those present besides the guests of honor were Mr. and Mrs . W. E. Kappauf , Mr. and Mrs. A. Serbie , Mrs. W. De Banks , all of Queens Tillage , Mr. and-Mrs. E. Combes and daughter Ethel Ruth of Great Neck , Mrs , L. Kappauf and Mrs . J. Nichol- son of Brooklyn , Mr. and Mrs. Rich - ard Muller of Patchogue , Mr. and Mrs, E. Bechtel of Bay Shore , Mr. and Mrs. Frank Maeik of Islip, the Misses Edna , Shirley and Katbryn Burkhardt and Mrs. K. Burkhardt. Friday evening the Tuesday Card club paid a surprise visit to Mrs. Burkhardt , former member ,, and gave her a gift. Mrs, Burkhard t return- ed to the Suffolk sanatorium , Holts- ville, Sunday, after spending the Thanksgiving holiday and week-end at her home,

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