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The Mid-island mail. (Medford, N.Y.) 1935-1941, January 24, 1940, Image 2

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Seek T raffic Signals Farin-to-Market Rd (Continued from page 1) torsection , the latter having, been suggested by several groups recentl y, according to Justice of the Peace Donald W. Shaw of. ' Bellport. Town Clerk Andrew D. Haven s was directed to Avrite to the state commission. The Medford association also ask- ed that adequate oil he placed on the \ more neglected side streets in Med- ford\ in the spring. It was also con- tended that in some places , the roads have high crowns that are extremely dangerous and in these cases , the roads should be newly graded. Three cars were involved in an accident. Monday at 11:10 a. m. when a ToAvn Highway department truck , driven by Edward H. Connell of Yaphank , eastbound on Main street , Yaphank , struck the rear of a car driven by Sergt. Harvey D. Barger of Camp \ Upton , Avhich -wa s pulling out from a diagonal p arking space in front of the Yaphank postoffice , the police report , states. When struck , the Barger car collided Avith another parked car , own ed by Fred Strier , Jr., also of Yaphank. ,. All three vehicles Avere damaged. Brook- haven Town Officer Jacob Baczensky inves tigated. At 2:15 p. m. the same day a collision at the/ intersection of Church street and Ronkonkoma ave- nue , Lake Ronkonkoma , resulted in injuries for one person. A car driven by. Frank Arata of Port Jefferson , southbound on Ronkonkoma avenue , collided- with a suburban car driven by Charles Mazanek of Railroad, ave- nue , Holbrook , the report of ToAvn ' Officers Fitzpatrick and Baczensky shoAvs. The Mazanek car was going west on Church street. Mr. - -Arata , who received laceration of the inside of the. lef t upper arm , was taken to Mather Memorial hospital. The front end of the Mazanek car was completely damage d and the left fender and Avheel were torn off the Ara ta car. A sedan , owned by H. Chester SwezeA T of ..Eastport and operated by Robert . J. Rockwell . ' , of 90 Highland avenue , Patchogue , and a sedan , own- ed by Arthur Darrow of Holtsvilie and operated by Harvey R. Gehrig of Wa verly avenue. Patchogue , were involved -in- a collision in front of the Old Oak hotel on East Main street , Patchogue , at 7 :40 p. m. Saturday . Bro o khaven Officer Elmer Roberts ' re- port showed that both cars were east- bound and th at Gehrig started to make a left turn into the hotel driveAvay as the Rock-well - -car- started to pass the other vehicle. (Continued from page 1) mobile accidents in which 285 p ersons were injured and eight persons killed. Of 39 automobiles reported stolen , 22 of which were reported by outside police agencies , the Brookhaven men recovered 14, while other police units recovered 19 , and of 60 persons re- ported missing, nine of whom Avere reported by outside police , 51 Avere returned , three by other police agen- cies. Of a total of 47 deaths investigated during the year , heart attack , as the cause of death , Led the 12 other re- ported causes with a total of 12 cases. The ToAvn hall lockup in Patchogue had a total of 318 inhabitants during the year , and 87 of these were later transf erred to the county jail. A large number of those remaining Avere turn- ed over to other police agencies. Stolen property reported during the year had a declared value of 510 , 552 , and of this , property valued at $1 , 608 Avas recovered , the report stated. . Of a total of 1 , 518 arrests made throughout the year , convictions were obtained in 1 , 189 cases,_ charges in 86 others were withdrawn , 207 were dismissed and 36 cases are still open. Of these arrests ,. - -1 , 111 involved ve- hicle and traffic violations , 55 were for petty larceny, 82 for disorderly conduct , Avhile the remainder c overed a variety of crimes ranging from vagrancy to arson. The 2J216 complaints, investigated by the T OASTX . involved 178- diiferent types , including. 326. for petty larceny, 325 for disorderly conduct , 233 for burglary, 156 for malicious mischief , 150 for vehicle aiid traffic . violations , 112 for trespassing, and a host of others , ranging from men . lying oh highways to stunting aviators , and from lost jewelry pins to lost boats. During the year , a total of 132 store doors were lound ' open by the officers. The total mileage covered-by the police in the year Avas 383$08 miles, of which 293 , 01< J Avere traveled in the patrolmen ' s personal cars , 66 , - 21.0 miles in town-owned policy cars- , and 24 , 182 m iles on motorcycles. in tue mantim \>ase Brother of W. J. Fallon , Confessed Accomplice of Convicted Judge , Testified Falsely Before Grand Jury , Thomas J. Fallon of New York and Port Jefferson ,. . .was found guilty by a jury in United States District court in New York Friday on a charge of perjury as a result of the investigation into the conduct of Mar- tin T. Manton of Bayport , former sen- ior judge of the United States Cir- cuit Court of Appeals in New York , The jury deliberated four hours. Fallon ' s trial , an afterrhath of the conviction of Manto n for selling jus- tice , began last Wednesday before Judge Vincent L. Leibell. He faces a maximum prison sentence of ten years , and a fine of $4 , 0G0. Fallon was charged with having committed perjury before the .,grand jury which indi cted the convicted 1 jurist. He is a brother of William J. Fallon , who pleaded guilty, to being an aid to Judge Manton ia obstructing justice , and who , according to the prosecution , received money from the litigants f or Manton. According to Mathias Gprrea , chief assistant United States attorney, in charge of ' the prosecution , Fallon asked Alfred Reilly of Attleboro , Mass., and one Morris White/ , not further . identified , to bmrn records pertinent to the inquiry , into Man- ton ' s affair s and then denied before the grand jury that he had ever dis- cussed the matter with either of them. The perjury, it Avas Charged , oc- curred March 14 , 1939 , On March 30 , according to the . secon d count of the indictment , Fallon again denied having discussed the Mamton investi- gation with anyone , eitKer by tele- phone or in another person ' s pres- ence. On the second day of the trial; Judge Leibell permitted Mr. Correa to introduce in evidence -phonograph records , obtained hy wire tapping, of reputed talks between tbe defendant and Reilly, president of the Evans Case company of Attloiioro. Fallon was sentenced to nin e months in jail Monday by Judge Leibell. Tbe defendant has served as '• office boy \ to his brother , W illiam J. Fallon , who pleaded guilty last spring. ( Continued from page 1) great number of foreclosures and largely 'do away with all the benefits which have been secured from the moratorium since it was adopted. ® : <S> I Mr. Lupton ' s Letter | <£ . 0 Sai d Mr. Lupton , who represents the First A. D., comprising Brook- haven town and all towns eastward : \I bel ieve the moratorium should be extended , but with provisions along the following lines , tending toward its gradual termination : \First , where mortgages can be refinanced in Avhole or substantial par t , it should be done and the new mortgages excluded from the mora- torium; second , Avhere mortgaged properties are producing income in excess of the carrying charges , it shoul d be required that such surplus income should be used to reduce the principal sum of the mortgage , and third , a sjnall percentage of amorti- zation , perhaps 3 per cent , should he required on all mortgages sub - ject to the provisions of the morator- ium. \Such provisions , I believe , would he of benefit to both property owner and mortgage investor and would bring about a gradual termination of the emergency condition in real property without undue , hardship to anyone. I believe that I can assure you that it is not the disposition . of the Legislature to do sinything dras- tic ! in this matter and whatever is done will probably fall considerabl y short of tho progra m that I hnvo outlined above, \ <»>_ —_<£ I Mr. Barrett' s Letter . <$> : : — $> Said Mr. Barrett , who represents the Second A, D., 'comprising the Jour Western Suifolk towns ) \Un- questionably,, bills will . be infc*aducod in , the) ipurreht aesaion^eaiiwie^ijib J taper off the moratorium. Others will be presented providing for its con- tinuance as presently drawn. My personal view is that any drastic modification would be tantamount to abrupt termination of the law. \Very few with whom I have dis- cussed this problem advocate any drastic modification feeling that such an action on the part of the Legis- lature Avould not be in the interests of either the mortgagor or mortgagee. \I feel that the Committee on Mortgages and Real Estate of the two Houses of the Legislature migh t prop erly consider amendments to the act to deal with the ' chiseicr ' —the oAvner who is in a position to . pay up, but who is taking advantage of protection afforded by the morator- ium. . The act was never written for his benefit and it ought to , through amendment , tell him so. \I fool , too , that these committees might explore the possibility of af- fording some relief i;o the independent mortgagee with a life ' s savings 'fr oz en ' in moratorium-p rotected mortgages, In many cases , thoso people are in desperate need of a part of their capital and somethin g should bo done \for their relief. - \I feel confident that the cloao of the 1940 session will witness tho con- tinuation of the moratorium, Modi- ndations t if' any, will bo moderate causing no undue hardship to tho thousands of propoi'ty o wrier s throughout the state who 'havo , an d aicfe jmalcih g ?¦ sacrifice ' s :} :tol:iK^ld' i ; ^hqir W^MS^^Mt^M Assembl ymen Favor Change Moratorium New Disease MeMces State Potato Crops The new bacterial ring-rot disease of potatoes , lhat ' appeared in NeAv Vor]-: ' .t.a(o for the first lime recently, is regarded as a possibly serious men- ace to all potato growers. R eports from the United Slates De- partment of Agriculture indicate that the disease has already appeared in J 2 states , und wa* probably intro- duced from Europe. It has been in this country for seven years. Dr. K. I-I . Femow of the New Y ork State College of -A griculture saya the disease is not well established in New York state ; it was found in only three fields up-state. Its dcHtructive na- ture is indicated by the 80 per cent loss it was causing in one of the fields. The Cornell scientist points out that \it should be possible to prevent a spread of the disease if infected fields can be recognized promptly. Potatoes from infected fields should never be used for seed. \ He urges growers to send potatoes showin g soft rot to the college for identification , for there are other less destructive soft rot diseases. Bacterial ring-rot can be recogniz- ed by the characteristic irregular cracks in tubers that show the soft , cheeay rot ih the region of the con- ducting tissues, Hazards on L. Ronkonkoma For Skaters , Scooters , and Police Receive Complaints In an effort , to make Lake Ronkon- koma safe for scooteringrand skating, a number of complaints have been voiced by local residents in recent Weeks , because of two practices; one of these is the , use of propeller-oper- ated scooters , practically all of which are equipped with exposed propellors; the other is the driving of , automo- biles by motorists who apply the brakes suddenly and skid in -various directions . The complaints voiced so far arc based on the fear that skaters or passengers on sailing scooters will become tho victims of accidents i-e. suiting from these , pvneticos. ' Several complaints AV ere filed with Brookhaven town police , but because tli e lake is mtuuted: m lalip town , Brookhavejj vlOhiaf (Edward N. Bridge i^^^^^^My^iKfcoen ; Mcmd* ;! P ifefflMfflraflM County Health Asso. Re-elects Dr. Child ( Continued trom page 1) elected for a term of three years : Mrs . B. V. Burdge , Huntington ; Dr. Child; Mrs. J. _ Henry Divily, B abylon ; Dr. David Edwards , East Hampton ; Mrs . Joel S. ¦ Lawson , St. James ; Mra. Verne L. Rockwell , Smithtown Branch ; Frank B. Smith ,. East tiamp- ton. The officers , \ -in addition - to Dr. Child , are Mrs. Frank B- Smith , first vice-president; Mrs. Verne L. Rock- well , second .vice-president; Mr-s . Al- lan Heath , th i i:d vice-president; John S. Howe , treasurer. Dr. Ross , chairman of the execu- tive committee , reporte d that the committee had b-een considering the addition of a , nutr ition service tor the work of the association; He, ex- plained th at in order tn lay a firm foundation for health , proper nutri- tion is essential and tliat it would seem well worthwhile to use any sur- plus money in such a project. After discussion . it was voted to adopt a nu triti onal service as a new project and -to ' appropriate $3 ,000 to cover the cost. The returns of the seal sale Avere reported as having . reached $12 , 964.78, with money still coming in , so that there is every prospect of the figure reaching the amount needed to * cover the budget within a few more weeks . E(ltt;.AUClWN : \rWCES . lhe Long Island Co-oporafciva G. i' , , : I -\. %& Auction , : Inc., of Central Islip lists the following prices; Leghorn fowl 7-12 , few 13-U , heavy 10-19 , - Leghorn ' pullets 1,1 , Leghorn broilers 18-17 , Leghorn rooster s 8-10; Koek - broilers; 12-10 ,; p6<ir 7-tl ; Rode pullets 15-10 , poet* 7-11 ; Rod broilers 10-113 , pullets 15-10; capons 25% ; < ducks 14; turkey « 14% ; rabbits U-12; auction of January 17 , 134 coopg sold. i ... .. i „ „ , - , ' <A child' s party f , shouM bo a nimm 4wMM^ <iU ii& Qfl:| } mct l fc 8 ' at {ho , stituted suit against Brookhaven' fown, i claimin g that the Port Jeffer- son and Mt. Sinai harbors , in Avhich gravel operations are carried on , be- long to the state. Pending a final -decision in the suit , the income from \the concessions involved must be \kept intact by the town authorities. The escrow fund represents $81 , 862 of ihe ToAvn trustees ' balance on hand oi $86 , 494 , as of December El last the audit showed. The $33, 701.72 gravel royalties for 1939 , Avhich represented an increase of about $12 , 400 over the 1938 fig- ures , are made up as follows: Great Eastern Sand & Gravel company, $22 , 260.20 , and the Stron g interests , $11 , 441.42. Another item is rentals of bunga- I OAV sites at West Meado w beach, totalling -$1 , 155 , Avhich is a reduction of - about $500 under the 1938 fig- ure , but this decrease is explained by the fact that all the Vest Meado w leases do not fall due on the same date. It is further exp lained that this item in the 1940 audit will show a sizable increase over that of the 1939 audit. Other income in cludes $2 , 470 for rentals of other town-owned sh ore- front and underwater lands; ¦ $119 for shellfish permits; $534.61 for bank interest ; $50 for a quitclaim deed ; $175 from sale of printed records , and $8 for copies of rec- ords. . .. Of the income derived from the town-owned properties , the trustees turned over $9 , 500 to Supervisor Edgar- -A . Sharp to be a pplie d against the 1939-40 budget , as pro- vided in the estimated revenues. Part, of the $9 , 500 figure Avas taken from the 1939 income and the bal- ance Avas taken from the money on hand as of December 31 , 1938 . which totalled $57 , 781.11 , or about $7 , 000 more than Ava s required for the escrow fund. Ti:e comparative figures for 1938 and 1039 follow: 19J8 1939 Gravel royalties ....§21 , 355 $33,701,62 Rentals , West MeadoAV Beach .. 1 , 620 1 , 155.00 Shellfish licenses ... . 15 1 19.00 Rentals from other shorefront and underwater lands 2 , 610 2 , 470.00 ; Bank ' interest 382 534.61 Sale of printed records 175.00 : Quitclaim deed 50.00 : Copies of records .. 18 8.00 $26 , 000 $38 , 213.23

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