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The Mid-island mail. (Medford, N.Y.) 1935-1941, February 14, 1940, Image 8

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.^^^^ ^^^^ ^- —----- ^^^ A Hsi Bi k Has Two Fui iietioii s Tc* Perform - FIRST—To take care of your money, and lend it \ and invest it so it will provide a I reasonable return. - ' SECOND—To manage your money so it will be \ working money \ -—not just lie in the vaults gathering dust-—but will go on working to provide jobs , making opportunities , building incomes for an • ever enlarging riumbeiAof people. . • • — _ «> _ _ The Patcho gue Citizens Bank and Trust Company Member Fcdoral- Deposit Insurance Corporation Moinbea' Federal Resorvo System • , 'j ¦ ' ¦ ' ¦ ' . ' ¦ ' • ' . ' ¦ ' \ ¦ . '! ' , ¦ ' ' , . ¦ ¦ ¦ ¦ ' ' ¦, . ¦ The Mid - Island Mail ESTABLISHED 1935 MEDFORD STATION, L. I., NEW YOKK Published every Wednesday afternoon by the PATCHOGUE ARGUS CORPORATION ' at 11-15 North Ocean Avenue , Patchogue , Long Island , New York JOHN T. TUTHILL , JU. FRAMK P. JOHNSON „ ., ,_ ;.,,. , Secretary and Mitor President and Publ.shsr MARy CAMpi0N ( , 0 B Leave) Advertising Blanaeer mtim m i—ia—^———¦«———i^——— in n n Hit M i —————— m SUBSCRIPTION RATES ?1.50 -a- year anywhere in the United States , payable in advance. 5c a single copy. ADVERTISING RATES Display advertising rates on application for rate card. Legal advertising at. legal rates. Front page reading notices 15c a lirie , inside run of paper position 10c a line. Cards of thanks 50c. Birth , mar- riage and death notices free. A charge is always made for advertising readinK notices of a money-making affair for churches , clubs and other organizations. National Advertising Representative AMERICAN PRESS ASSOCIATION 225 West 39th Street , New York City Entered as second-class matter Novem- ber 4 , 1935 , at the postoffi.ee ' at Medford Station , New York , under the Act of March 3 , 1879. The Mid-Island Mail assumes no financial responsibility for ¦ typographical errors in advertisements , but . whe n notified promptly will reprint that part of an. advertisement in which the typographical error occurs . THE TILLAGE MOVEMENT Back in the little town of Scars- -dale , New York , a movement was recently started which is typically in the American tradition. It is known as \The \Village Move- ment , \ and is sponsored by a group of representative citizen s of the com- munity. Its purpose ' is to restore re- presentative government and to let business expand and make more jobs. Its ten objectives include : To uphold the Constitutional division of power of the federal government ; to restore to the federal government simplici- ty of form and economy of operation ; to resist government encroachment upon legitimate business; to en- courage agriculture and industry , and aid those in need through local machinery ; to, support labor in its right to work and bargain collective- ly; to foster all social improvements of reasonable character which the country can pay for , and to resist the coercive tactics of all pressure groups, The underlying purpose of this movement is obvious—to impress the people and the local community with the traditions of the nation ' s found- ers . Few of us realize how far wo liave strayed from the principle of local self-rule. The independence and rights of local governmen t have been lost little by little , almost without notice. And the result has been to create a gigantic and incredibly cost- ly federal bureaucracy which is in- evitably opposed to the perpetuation of true democracy. What these Scarsdale people have done , might well be emulated by thousands of other communities of America. If we are to maintain dem- ocracy and sound and solvent govern- ment , there must be a resurgence oi local responsibility, local independ- ence , local effort to serve the indus- tries , farmers and working people of the nation. Centralized government is the enemy of true representative government. And the Village Move- ment seems to be one possible cure for a trend which has gone farther than most of us know iii saddling this country with the princi ples of totali- tarianism. Democrats Warm Up On Vwnk Leadership Meeting of Brcokhaven ' s Committee- men at Eastport Show s Streng th. In Anti-Sullivan Program — Skin- ner Absent , But Davis There The Vunk-f or-leader movement made n«w gains throughout the coun- ty during the past s everal days , par- ticularly in Brookhaven town , giving new in-dications of a bitter fight in. the Democrati c primaries on April 2. At Eastport last Tuesday, Brook- haven Town Democratic committee- men held a special meeting at the TriangLe restaurant , with Town Lead- er Fred G. Skinner absent , and , by- person and proxy, showed that 80 or more per cent of the committee favor tlie candidacy of John E. Vumk of Patchogue for Suffolk Democratic leader. Asked by this paper as .to his absence from the session , Mr. Skinner said he had no statement to make . The committeemen waited until li o ' clock for Mr. Skinner to make an appearance , then adjourned. Brookh aven Town Superintendent Harold F. Davis, a leader in the town movement to help win for Mr. Vunk the county crown now held by At- torney Charles H. Sullivan of North- port , said he expected the \Vunk sup- porters would soon be in a position to assure their candidate of at least 90 per cent of the t own ' s committee- men. Mr. Sullivan last Tuesday expressed confidence of his re-election as county leader at the coming county conven- tion following the primaries. Said Mr. Sullivan , \I have just been informed that Mr. Vunk has issued a statement that he will accept the Democratic county leadership - if the members of the county committee want him. I was very much sur- prised to hear this because last year when I was supporting Mr. Vunk for nomination to the Supreme court he told me that he would not want the leadership and have all the work and worry and responsibility that I had for anything. However , I have every confidence in the loyal friendship of my many supporter s throughout the county and know they will re-elect me in the convention. \' ¦ Contests shaping up iri ' various dis- tricts in the Vunk movement include one in tlw district of which Town Leader Skiniu- r is committeeman. THE NOT-SO-IiA RMLESS MATC H Take a match from your pocket and examine it. It looks harmless , and it is , when properly omphoyed. But 'identical counterparts of that match you , are lidding in your hand have caused the destruction of billions of dollars worth of property, and tens of thousands of human' lives. They have deprived men of jobs and fam- ilies of' income. Thoy have ruined •whole co iii muni ti cs. So it is with all fire liazards—gas- oline , heating plants , mechanical de- vices ol! one kind or another , and so on. Not . one of them , handled with knowledge and respect, is dangerous, But nil of them , mishandled , can bring disaster and death. It' s easy enough to say, \I' m care- :ful—fires are started by the careless other fellow. \ But there ' s always « first time. And a woefully .small per- centage of us givo fire , fire prevention and fire control the attention and thought tliey so richly doserve. . Com- paratively few of us periodically study the causes of fire and how they may be obviated. There ' s no better time for doing that than right now. Your fire mar- shal or insurance agent will be glad to help. Remember that fire pre- vention always * . begins at home , in your house and your office. Remember that the really unpreventable fire is so rare as to be almost non-existent. Above all , remember that the human element is responsible for most fires —and that means you. Parnona Grange Meeting At Farmingdale March 1 In connection with tho annual Country Life program c-f the State Institute of Agriculture at Farming- dale , on February .2,8 , 29 and March .1 and 2 , the Suffolk-Nassau Pomona grange will hold a business mooting on tlie afternoon of March 1. In the evening at 8 o ' clock tho speaker will be Charles M. Gardner , High Priest of Demetor of the National grange , on the subject , \Our Pri celess Heri- tage. This is an open meeting and all interested aro welcome. Sunrise grange of the Stato ' . Institute ' will provide light enteitainmeiit in the form of music and R short play, \The Pot Boiler. \ Repairs on Church Shed Inspire Verse The recent repairs made on the hurricane-damaged roof of the shed on the Lake Ronkonkoma Methodist church grounds furnished poetic in- spiration to Morris Hawkins of Pat - chogue road , Lake \ Ronkonkoma. Mr. Hawkins , a member of a fam- ily long associated with the Lake Ronkonkoma Meth odist church , is himself an i . iftieta! of the church , and superintendent of tlie Sunday-school. As described in the poem , the church .shed was damaged hy a tree tliat fell during the hurrica ne of Sept ember , . U) , \ .8. Through a con- certed effort on the part uf the meni- l. ' ii'i* . - of the pougreg'iitbm , the needed repairs wero undertaken and <;- .>tu- ple ted. The poeiu follows. AFTER Tnii II UHHU'iANK Whili ' (he hurri-ifa . IR - u-n. a hiii -fying All jioi'o. 's Iho ('(. iiiiUi'y s-ld*' , ll, ociiihhil ii l. n. 'o nn the M. R .slied. -; Ami ruilK ' -J their south siili> . The ti'et- Iny tliere for mnny mouths CutitutiUil there 1, .. . may, But. on April 1st tlio rrum lin-ncd out Aiul clcai' td tlmt, tree nway. Then when the tree wns nil chopped up Those sheds showed up so badly The church folks often looked nt. t.heni And whoolc their lieiula j'«iil siitlly. Then Mr. Collins and his toys Full of pep and nnibltio .ii Got busy one bright summer diiy And made quite a trans ition. Yet there remained a Kaipiiif? hole Where onco had been n root' And all tlie work Ihnt ' hiul been done Was only half enough- Il took a lot of Inlkini? To rouse the men to notion In fact the ladies of the \Aid\ • Wero moat driven to ' distraction, Rut the men finally act n dny And with tiioae a li«!da \ ro.ised \hob , \ They toro them diwy n then built lhem up And really did a (food job . c i For from {hose sheds all torn apart A wreck , ns you all 'know Just tnko a look ns . you pnss by At tho Methodist bungalow , AN EAGLE SPEAKS In connection with the Boy Scouts ' thirtieth anniversary, February 8 to 14 , the • following statement by a Suffolk boy on attaining Eagle rank is very pertinent . \Ten years ago Scouting . was be- yond my liking- . I took no fancy to it. When I saw a boy in uniform I looked upon him as being crazy. But owing ' to my father ' s . .interest in Scoutmastership, I joined the local troop. Today after three years of enj oyable work I have attained Eagl e rank. \I went to camp and advanced as rapidly as possible: All through the past years I have benefited ' tremen- dously by being a Scout. \ I have met other young people and experienced new thrills in being able to handle myself at all times especially in the open. I have enjoyed adventures in possible careers sueh as Forestry, Aviation and Printing. Owing to the fun I have had in reaching Eagle and the thrill of still more work , I hope to help other fellows to hav e the suc- cess and fun I had in reaching the top. \ Officials of Town Going to Albany Bro okhaven Town Planning Con- sultant John M. Muddemar. of Pat- chogue will be one of .the speakers at the eighth annual -meeting of the New York State r Association of Towns to be held on February 21. to 23 , inclusive. Mr. Muddenian , one of a large group of Brookhaven officials taking part in the convention , will address the New York State Federation of Official Planning Boards at the Feb- ruary 22 - morning session. His topic will be , . \Land ' Use Inventories as a Planning Basis. \ Other * Town officials expecting tp make the trip are Supervisor Edgar A. Sharp , Town Counsel Kalph J. Hawkins ^ Justices of the -Peace Ar- thur AR . ARgich , Harold C. Sorenson , Kerisoii \ \ \DA -Merrill and Garl Ruh- land , - Town . -Clerk Andrew D: Ha- vens , Assessors Charles W. Haw- kins; William AH. Fry , Roswell B. Tuthill and Preston E. Lyon , and Alfred C. ^Snyder , clerk to the Board of Assessors. ' \ ' . Speakers ; at the town clerks ' meet- ing in the convention will include Town Clerk Richard T. Gilmartin of East Hampton. Tin . - * Comniuniiy Sei'vii . -c council , wliich Av .is schedulnd to iiu-nt. in the Patch oi>;ue , Municipa l l»uUdhig next Monday will meet: instead in the courtroom of Brookhaven Town hull , corner of South Ocean a venue and Baker .street. Patchogue. The speak- er will be the Rev. Ralph Garvey of Amityvill e , chairman of the Suffolk Committee of Soci.il A^onci-eH on Delinquency . H VAP It. GAKVF.Y TO ADDRKSS COMMUNIT Y SFttVrCE C ROUP Grand Jurors Drawn For Suffolk County The names of 300 residents , of Suf- folk c ounty \ were recently drawn for grand jury , duty for 1940 , from lists filedAhy the supervisors of the ten towns. - The first grand jury will be called in March. Forty prospective jurors were Selected from Brookhav- en town as follows : Edward D. Havens. Winfield Brans- ford , Oliver P, Clayton , De Witt Conk- lin , Mrs. Josephine Snyder. Edward F. Howell , Frederick H . uttenlocher , Wal- ter S. Davis , J. Logan Dare , Samuel Hawkins, Morris Hawkins , Septer Terry, Donal d Y. Ferguson , Sterling Girardet , Marjorie Davis , Herman Gunther , Archie Havens , Helen Tar- duni , James Marriott. Fred Smith , Willia m Fink , William West , Arthur Willis, Coles . Williams , -Donald Lem- ing, William Miller , Charles Herr- mann , Henrv V, Ivl dvimiey, Roscoe Craft, William Koschara , Christian Kval>l><\ Arthur HAlmcv Robert Potter , Louis Schott , Clinton West , Forest lleberlig, Thomas H. E. Jones , John E. llaynnr , Charles E. I' u r.s s and John ft, Sn« . *( l.!f*or, RADIO INSPECTO R JOBS OPEN IN CIVIL SERVICE The United States Civil Servic e commissi on announces open competi- tive examinations for tlie positions of rad io inspector in the Federal Communications commission , and as- sistant radio - inspector in various government departments. Applica- tions must, he on file in the commis- sion ' s oifi.ee at Washington , D. C., not later than March 4. Full informa- tion may he obtained at any first or second class postofflce.

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