J. E. Havens , W'faamp- ton ? Victim of Crash ' On Coram Hill Girl Companion Thrown Out And Hurt in Upset Two persons were Injured , one fatal ly, during the . rain- storm at . 4:40 a. m. Sunday, when , the eastbound car in Which they were riding got be* - yond control at the top of the Selden-Coram hill on Middle Country road , ran up on a bank on the north side of the road and overturned , throwing out both its passengers. John E. Havens , aged 21 , a \lan d- scape gardener , of Old Mill road , Westhampton , dri v er of the car , died of his • injuri es five hours . later at Mather Memorial hospital , Port Jef- ferson. He sustained a brain concus- sion and internal injuries. His companion , Miss Grace Haw- kins , aged 19 , of Quogue , sustained lacerations of the face and body and was also removed to Mather hosp ital. The ' two injured were taken to JPort Jefferson in the hosp ital' s ambulance. The accident was investigated by Brookhaven Town Officers Francis Fi tzpatriek and Jacob Baczensky. Mr. Havens leaves his parents , Mr. and Mrs, Edward M. Havens , and two sisters. The funeral service was held at 2 p. m. today at the \West- hampton ; Methodist church. . - ,. .. . L. Ronkonkoma School Bd. Reserves t . Decision on Principal' s Contract The Ronkonkoma Board of Educa- tion reserved decision last night fol- lowing a two-hour informal meeting with a score of parents and taxpay- ers . who urged the re-appointment of Principal William J. Brookes for the 1940-41 school year. The meetin g was agreed to by the .board to hear sentiment in favor.of Mr. Brookes , following the \ board' s recent decision that it would not re- new Mr. Brookes ' contract; --for the coming year. He has been school principal for the last year and a h alf. Proponents of the contract renewal presented petitions containing the signatures - of 150 district residents and taxpayers in support of their re- quest. The board said it would take the petition into consideration along with , the verbal recommendations ex- pressed -at the meeting. District Superintendent Walter M, Ormsby of Bayport , sat in at the meeting at the request- of the school hoard. The members are Bert Court , Philip L. Hans , Jr., secretary, and Frank J. Mooney, ¦ chairman. Mr. Brookes was not present at the meet- ing. ' t Steuben Soc. Officers Re-elected. Installed Election and installation of officers was . observed. : test : Wednesday at\ a jn ' e / etiiig 1 ;. df. . ..Capt. - . John-Paul ¦ j Sohott unit , Steuben ' society, of Lake Ron- korAoraa. Re-elections were , genera), and unanimous , the folio-wing officers being installed : Chairman , Max Greis; first vice-chairman , John Ger- ken ; second vice-chairman , William Adamec , Jr.; third vice-chairman , Arthur Browne; secretary and finan- cial secretary, Mrs. Freda Greis; treasurer , Mrs. Edna Newton ; . trus- tees , Joseph Kopper and Charles JJishoff; delegate and alternate to .state -council , Max Greis and John (J t-rlcen; delegate to district council , Max Greis. Medford Reptib. Club Officers Installed At-Large Gathering Tiie officers of the Medford Re- publican club were installed by Elec- tions Commissioner li. For d Hughes of Patchogue at Community hall , Medford , last Friday evening, -\Vith nearly 175 members and representa- tives of neighboring clubs • present. The new officers are Edward Pir- ner , president; Edward Rose , Jr., first vice-president; Carl Dodt , second vice-president; Mrs. Martha Theis , corresponding secretary ; Mrs. Janet FVace , recording secretary; Albert Kocchel , treasurer; Charles Dodt , sergcapt-at-arms. . Other pi^omineni ; guests who addressed the gathering were Brookhaven Town Supervisor Edgar A. Sharp, Sheriff Jacob S. Dreyer and Patchogue Street Com- missioner Robert S. Still; Charles Herrmann of Yaphank and Mr. Still acted as escorts to the newly-install- ed officers. Representatives \\ from neighboring clubs included Jules Wyllins , president of the Twenty- Fourth District Republican club; Fred Roberts , president of the Blue Point Republican club; Charles Herr- mann , president of the Yaphank Re- (Coniimed on page 15) Republicans Endorse Macy . Sprague As Delegates to National Convention Suffolk Republican Chairman W. ICingsfand Macy and J. R u a s e 1 Sprague , who is county executive as -well as Republican leader of Nassau , were endorsed last Monday as dele- gates to the Republican National con- vention from the First Congressional district , whicli comprises Nassau , Suf- folk and .a small part of Queens. The -time and place of the convention will le announced later this month . A ; W/ KinRsl«nd Maicy .:: The endorsements , wore given , at joint , meetings held By tho- Suffolk antl ^sflaii county committees ' ; at Timbor Point' arid\ Mipcolay respect- ively. The slater will bo submitted to tho enrolled Voters of the party ' at tbo «pyii>g ' p primaries: ; Aprj l 2. Besides ¦^E^I^Si^ Central Taxpayers Meet at Centereach /The meeting of the Cen tral Brook- haven Taxpayers ' association , hold Monday night in the Centereach school , was attended by nearly 30 members from the middle island area. John Pearl of Centereach , secretary oi the organisation , gave a talk ou ¦ \Lincoln. \ The members discussed tho New York stato budget , but took no action, Mr. Pearl read .a report on tho ' Long Islan d avenue , situation. In the absence of the president , Tim- pthy J. Morrissey , Vice-president- Everett Emery of Centereach presid- ed. ' ¦ '' ¦ \ ¦ The noxt meeting will bo on March 11 at the Coi-ani Community houso, whon Brookhnvcn Town Police Chief Edward N. Bridge •will speak on ' , <RoJice . projection In , tbe . - -Sown.!!A , ;. , W iih shelves and counters as well as display windows heaped high with special val- ues , Patchogue ' s leading mer- chants are all set for a heavy influx of shoppers tomorrow , the occasion being the semi- annual! Dollar Day sponsored by the, PatchoKiie Merchants- Civic association. \ • * High quality ' merchandise priced especially low iov thia big shopping , event is being featured by the more ' than ft score of i businessmen who are talcing: (part in Dollar Day . In many cases the merchants frankly ' state ' that it ( niay not b« possible to secure such values again for some time to come , because , of the risiil g commod- ity : prices* ¦ ¦ ¦ ' ¦ ¦ , ' • ¦Alt -matters . * not what type of. bar- gain you. are looking for you will be almost certain toV find it in Patch- ogue Thursday at one or several of the stores whicli ate making a , special effort to dd' er the shopping, public what thoy' . most need ana , want , Past cxpei'icnec is a big guide in the selection of Dollar Day values but there are ahvays new and ap- pealing items coming along; that , Pat - ehog'UQ ' s ' progressive store keepers . : i Aj ;i^, ^<P P#Jnuet|i on Jpgp 0y ^ ; -l Patchogue Stores AH Set for Dollar Day Tomorrow Holtsville Democrats ;; :- A Elect Davison Pres, At the annual meeting of the Holtsville Democratic club , held at Al' s tavern on Horse Block road last Wednesday evening with Anthony Kreutz presiding, George Davison was , unanimously elected president , an office which he has been filling since the death last November of the president , William Hartman. . Other officers elected were: John Staphanie . Afirst vice-president ; Fred Kresbnek , second vice-president; ' Rob- ert Welsh , secretary; AMrs. George Davison , financial secretary; Anthony Kreutz , treasurer; John Daley, ser- geantrat-amis, A social hour ¦¦ ¦ ¦of gabies and refreshments followed the nieeting. \Remember the Maine \ Niglit Celebration Tomorrow evening, at Veteran ' s hall , - Medford , Henry James Jones post , Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States , will commemorate with appropriate ceremonies , the sinking of the U. S. S. Maine in the harbor of Havana , Cuba , February 15 , 1898 , with a loss of 266 Amerkans , which was one of .the direct causes of the war with Spain. An historical address will be . deli- vered by a veteran of that war , George W. Andrews , past Suffolk county and past post commander. -Com- rade Malcolm MacDonald will present a flag to the post. There will be a parade of the colors of the United Spanish War Veterans and the Y. F. W. A special feature ' will be the \Maine Toast\ given at 9 :40 p. m. Admiral Dewey camp and Suffolk County camp, United Spanish War Veterans , and Patchogue post , Amer- ican Legion , will he guests. Bill King ' s orchestra of Patchogue has offere d its services. , . . ^The arra n ge - ments committee is ' composed of Post Commander Thomas Vaughan , Jun- ior Vice-Commander William Wein- rieh , Adjutant Cbarles 'H; Ellis ,,. Com rade ~ Janies* ^ rade - Edward-' Ds S^Hn^ni^ inDershi^ Past Cbniniander John Harding- will fce mastey of ceremonies. Refreshments will be in charge of the Ladies auxiliary of the post. The public is cordially invited and urged to attend. Tax Collections \ County $1 , 215 , 678 Ahead last Year Percentage on Large War- rants- Slightly Less Riverhead Leads Among Six Towns , Including Brookhaven , Working on Two-pay irient System Tax collections throughout Suffolk as of • February 1 totalled $7 , 142 , 799. - 92 , or 59.81 per- cent of the combined warrants aggregating $11 , 941 , 482.02 , according to figures released by Henry L. Ruland , chief accountant on the staff of County Treasurer John G. Peck. ' ' ¦¦ - - ' . . The current collections , $1 , 215 , 078. - 29 ahead of those for the same period a year ago , are very slig htly below the 1939 collections ih percentage of the warrants collected , with a much larger levy against real property in Suffolk this year. Up to Fe bruary 1 , 1939 , $5 , 927 , - 721.63 , or 59.88 per cent of the levy of $9 , 898 , 865.89 had been- collected by the tax receivers of the county ' s ten towns. .. . _ \ . * The four towns which . op erate un- der the sin gl e payment system na- turally have the best records as of this date . These are Southold , East Hampton , Southampton and Babylon , Southold* leading the. list with 84.06 ' (Cont5nxied on page 2) Seed Potato Gutters A ; : - ' . •¦ ¦ ' Contest at Institute A hovel -feature of the Country Life program of the ' State Institute of Agriculturevwillibe a Seed Potato Cutting contest , open to farmers and farm ; workers ; ' of the yiciriit^. A The Contest will take place at 1 :30 p. m. Friday, March' l. 1 ' JSntries in writing should be mailed before February; 27. to I \Seed Potato:' Cutting Contest , \ Agronomy department , State Insti : tute of Agriculture; Farmingdale. • Contestants will each Cut 15 pounds of potatoes which' ¦ liaVc ' : been selected at random f romi • the storage bin. Potatoes and 'cutting, knives, will be furniahed. ' < ¦ ' . .Jfy y ' farmer. ' -or ' . farm em- ployee who haa grpwh or helped to grow throe acres or more of potatoes may compete. - . ' .; •;¦ , ¦;¦ Tho competition will be judged oil the time for cutting, and the quality of itfcje cut ' abed pieces , which must conform to the following ' standards ! Average wpiglVt , one ahd one-half to two ounces; shape , chunky or bloekyj with least possible exposed surface; less than five pel* cent blanks- (with- out ' eyefjOv - ¦ ¦ ' : ; : '- • ¦ ' • . v ¦ ¦ I : ; ' A . 1 * . ' :$\ic. winner will receive 100 pounds ofAseed i potatoes , provided ' ¦ 'through the ' . i courtly , ... pf, ; Lrtwx'onge , Bison- . b aiier 1 , Manager:. Co --bporaVi ve;, , Gf, • , £. F, f iVtyioQ i ' ; .H^B-yiJlo. ' •:• : y y i- ^' P M A t f t ¦; ;:; ; A ' . ' i i. '' i ' ;¦ ' v ^ - i' ' ' - '' : : 77vPtti ' f Pt ,i '7l' , ' i ,';A' , ¦A'PiPP* iA ., ' ;. ' 'i; 1 . \ OPEN BIDS , FrREHOUSfi SITE The op ening of bids for a new site for a firehouse will take p lace at a meeting\ of ' the Coram Fire commis- sioners tomorrow evening in C oram bchool.