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The Mid-island mail. (Medford, N.Y.) 1935-1941, September 11, 1940, Image 3

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Oyster Season Is Now Started With Much Activity on Island ' • ¦ Suffolk' s oystermen in the three main shellfish centers have rolled up their sleeves for another season , which R-olIed around last week , the beginning of the 1940-1 \R\ - month season . Hundreds of . men are busy at West Sayville , Northport and Greenport , harvesting the current crop from the underwater oyster \farms. \ Accordin g to Joseph B. Glancy, technical expert at the Bluepoints company plant in West Sayville , the home of the Bluepoints oysters , this year ' s oyster on the average is much fatter than those of the past several years , particularly those in the Great South bay. 1 He said that the cold weath- er that continued through to late spring this year provided a h andi- cap for this year ' s crop, as it de- layed to some extent the spawning period for. the oysters. . But despite this , he said , the 1940 crop, besides being meatier th an those of the past few years, is also larger. He ex- plained that the oyster must get over the spawning period before it begins to fatten . In the Long Island area alone , the yield thi s year for all oyster companies- syndicates and independ- ents will total more than . 1 , 000 , 000 bushels. - During the past week or more, the local . oyster boats have been busily engaged in the bay waters dredging the bivalves from the . bay bottom beds and bringing them, to shore , where th ey are culled . into many sizes and qualities , thrown into conditioning basins or shucked for long shipments. The. tap of the hammers wielded by the graders ' and shuckers can be heard in hundreds of sheds through- out the island , for the work is on that will continue until next May. ¦ Most of the oyster s you will , eat this winter were .planted at least five years ago , The similarities be- tween oyster growing and truck farming are close. Like tomatoes , oysters are firs t planted in . seed beds.; then weeded out and trans- planted. In fact , in the three to five years it takes to mature seed oysters to a size fit for marketing they may be transplanted three or four times; An immobile oyster may be born off Rhode Island , transplant- ed ira beds in Connecticut and spend the last two years of its life in Long- Island. _, \ There are many grades. The Blue- point is a small round oyster which will run 1 , 300 to a barrel , Mr. Glaney says. There is a type called the half-shell size which runs 1 , 000 to the barrel . Mediums are oyster s suitable for frying and too large to eat on the half-shell , which mn 750 to the barrel , and may be sold as Cape Cods. The Rochaway or Lynn- haven is the granddaddy. Onl y 500 may be crammed into the ice bar- rels. All the oysters in Great South bay may be called Bluepoints if they have been left there at least three months. According to a state law , an ' oyster must spend that time in the bay before it may legally be called a Blueprint. The \R\ month season will hav e no effect on the oyster hedis oh Brookhaven town-owned underwater lands on the North and South shores. These beds , covering some 10 , 000 acres of bay bottom , will not be open ior the tonging of the shellfish until October 1. OFFICERS ARE ELECTED BY SOUTHSIDE HOSPJTAL At the annual meeting of the South- side hospital , Bay Shore , on Au gust 27, officers were re-el«cted to serve for. one year : Frank Gulden , presi- dent; Charles L. Lawrance , vice-pres- ident; Buell . Hoi llister , treasurer; Charles H. Smisek , secretary. The .following trustees were re-elected to serve . -a three-year term : Joh n Stew- art ,, di aries , V. • Snedeker , Johw E. Kihm Charlfes W. \ Mulford , Arthur W. ' Lewis . - ¦ . ' .. ' ' ¦ ' Catholic High School , With Comp lete Course , Opens as Seton Hall Seton hall , formerl y known as the Patchogue Cath olic High school , on South Ocean avenue , which opened its fal l term Monday offerin g a complete four-year high school course , has a total registration of 91 students , according to an announcement bf the Mother Superior. The school , which was started there three years ago with only the first two years of senior high school , is now equipped to train its pupils in general , college preparatory and com- mercial subjects. The first gradua- tion of the school will be held in June of this year. The registration last , year was 68 pupils. Seton hall , which is the first of its name in New York state , has been named after Mother Elizabeth Ann Seton , founder of the Sisters of Charity in America , which .group is in charge: of the local, school. . There are also sch o ols of that name in many other states. The - canoniza- tion of Mother Seton as a saint is pendin g now. 25 DAYS IN JAIL , $10 FINE FOR HOFFMAN OF L. RONKONK William Hoffman , 39 , of Smath street , Lake Ronkonkom a , was ar- rested at Lake R onk gnkoma last Tuesday for public intoxication by Brookhaven Town Sergeant Alvin Smith and Qfficer Wallac e Jay . Ar- raigned b efore Justice of the Peace Harold C. Sorenson of Lake Grove , Hoffman was fined $10 and sentenced to 25 - days in the county jail. Msrs. Jerome Rupolo The former Miss Rose Marie Grucci , daughter of Mrs. Mary Grucci of Heliport , who became the bride of J«rome Rupolo , son of Mr. and Mrs . Michael Rupolo of Cora m , in the Church of Mar y Immaculate , Bell- port , bn Sunday, August 25. They axe. now residing on Furman avenue , East Patchogue. Photo by* Johnson LAST PAYMENT OF $3 , 500 SHELTER ID. BRIDGE CASE The supervisors rec ently ap- proved a resolution authorizing the paymen t of $3 , 500 to M. E. Harby of Huntington , who acted as counsel for the county in the Shelter Island bridge matter three years ago. Mr. Harby ' s original fee was ' for * $10 ,000; but he agreed to accept $8 , 500 under a: compromise. A total of $5 , 000 has already been paid the attorney . Saturday Parking Survey, Patchogue , Shows 1 , 458 Cars In the matter of car parking, the business section of Patch- ogue literally \ packed ' em in \ Saturday, August 31 , when a careful count made by mem- bers of the Argus-Advance staff, showed a tota l of 1 , 458 cars parked along the curbs arid- in off-street' parking areas at one time. The survey, similar to one made by the newspaper last November , when 1 ^ 375 cars were counted , cov- ere d the immediate business section , the checkup b eing made by car to cover street parking and by foot to make a count of the parking spaces. It was made between 8:30 and 9:15 p. ni. ' Analysis of this figure showed that 764 of ^ these cars were parked On the -streets , 425 were parked in the eight munici pal parking spaces , and the remaining 269 were parke d in other Oif-street parking spaces , including the several open areas ad- joining Roe court , wh«re 128 ears weref . counted, : \ The survey, like that of last No- vember , Showed that with existing facilities , there is still room for sev- eral , hundred more cars within a short walking di stance of the busi- ness \ section , and that the municipal farea,s are inadequately lighted. It appeared that parking now j s . being done more- efficiently than last No- vember , as the result of surface jnarking- that has since been done by the . : Village : street department. Still some , complaints were heard about the haphazard and inconsid- erate manner in - which people park •where \there is no - control of the . spaces . , Makin g some allowance for store workers ' cars; the survey indicated that ,, based on an average of three persons fto a car , there -were nearly 4 , 000 shoppers and amusement seek- ers simultaneously visiting Pateh- ogu o ' s business section. . Thfe survey fehowed that , based ©n the space required by the average car , using- &. -conservative figure of 75 square fefit ,' the 1 , 458 cars re- quired an aggregate pa rking -spa-ce of- about .H-0 J OIH3 square . feet. : Wrth allowanc . es made ior driving- in-and out of the space , this would require a space of about 350 by 500 feot or more than five city blocks. Based on a length of 15 feet to a ear> if the 1 , 358 cars parked there Saturday night were placed end to end , it would make a line over four miles long. mmmmWmmmtammmmmmmmmumm ¦Vy**^'swB^ r^^-r. 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Friday, when an oil lamp set.fire to gas fumes as he was taking gasoline from the tank of his sedan.- Bianchini had just brou ght his family out from their hom e in Brook - 3yn to a bungal ow th ey had con- structed. A frien d , Charles Badlotto , aged 40 , of East f 82nd street , Brook- lyn , who had carted , the . Bianchini iamily ' p furniture tp the bungalow a few hq-urs earlier and who is haying a bungalow ^ constructed next to that tot , Bianchini ,, had attempted to . ex- tinguish the .blazing: Jhahds of Bianr- ichini .as he van \ about th« place in p&m , ' .. ' He \was later attended by Dr. >Val- i@ r ' Rcot- tiriger of , ' Hawkins avenue , lake Ronkonkoipa. ' . Meianvvhile; Lake ^Ronkonkom a • volunteer * firemen ' at*- $eWPffctJd ; -to ; put- - OU J J ' ¦ ' the j lr^htrtr f^fe flails !h^;giiin#^^ the car-was;, totally - destroy lslh> jtTbvto; ; ' ;OHlcef^- ' Itov y ice . Ifotnari auk Gordon Py ; d6r\1hv'0Sti8fa't} i(i,. . \ V- ' NEW ^A«IES ( AT SOUTHSmB iReconfc birtlis, at Southaidic hosp ital , •JBay Shore ,;.included •;&*. • aiid Mrs. Aerald ' ¦ $. pole . <if Patehojju e , ' a son •on . August. . 25;- ' tyiv. and; Mvi. ' i ;.itt&oinie ^ylHna * 3P-atch0^fe , ;a! son on, August .28; • ' Mr, f tj ijAyj \m,\ -|Dh' arlea cKuss f; Bo* hojrhifti . /a , d^ghtor . \ o%: 'Au gust 20; . Mr ., ., aiid Mrs , .Angolci.Fefrigno , ' Pat- chogue , a , daughter. ¦; on; Si civtembfiir . 1. Dear Editor: Well , I hear that over in Ital y all the conscientious objectors are joining the navy. They say Benito has quite a fleet , Mr. Editor , but you ' ve got to go over there to see it , because it doesn 't get around as much as did Christop her Co- lumbus. Yours, Jerry Coe. a 5/ ' -; Jerry Coe Says :

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