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The Mid-island mail. (Medford, N.Y.) 1935-1941, October 02, 1940, Image 2

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Aim to Qualify Men for Jobs in Rap idl y Ex- panding Industry Would Lower Relief Needs— Aid Defense , Promote Econ- omy, Says Sharp In an effort to aid the na- tional defense and prepared- ness program , Suffolk county ¦ will offer * housing, heat and ligh t , for training centers at which men may study some of the crafts identified, with the manufacture of . airplanes; Following quickly on announce- ments that the state and federal governments will join in bringing such training to men in the localities . where airplane manufacture is now being expanded , the county, supervisors Mon- day went on record recognizing the need , and endorsing a resoluti on sub - mitted by Supervisor Edga r A. Sharp of Brookhaven town. The move stresses co-operation with ' the State . Department of Education in this service. Supervisor Sharp said he- ' believed the money which the board will provide will come back to. the county manyfold. \It will be of great economic bene- fit to the count y since it will help take up. the slack in employment and give this board an opportunity ' to ex- press its determination to aid the national defense program , \ he said. The state will provide the instruc- tional service and equipment needed for this industrial vocational school for training skilled or semi-slcilled workers for the aircraft manufactur- ing field. Frank P. Johnston, head of the Bureau \ of- 'Industrial and Tech - nical Education of the State Depart- ment ' of Education , conferred with W. Kingsland Macy, \ chairman of the Republican County committee , sev- eral days prior to the meeting, at which time he expressed the hope that Mr. Maey would seek the help of the Suffolk and Nassau county boards of . supervisors. Mr. Macy arranged for further conferences with Dr. Lewis A. Wilson , associate commissioner of education , Mr. Johnston and officials from Suf- folk and Nassau counties. It is believed that two such train- ing centers may be established in Suf- folk county ; one in the east end , the other in the west end , where the Republic Aviation corporation is lo- cated. Under the sta te ' s plan applicants for admission to the training school will first submit to an examination • \ to prove adaptability for the mechan- ical field . The chief immediate need , it appears , is for-riveters and other workers in sheet metal'fields. When Supervisor Sharp explained the situation to the. board member s they agreed unanimously that tke op- portunity presented itself to be of material assistance to the govern- ment. \I have been informed that the ' State of New York will shortly estab- lish a number of training centers to aid in meeting the . demand for skilled craftsmen in the -airplane industry, in line with the nation ' s defense and ' preparedness program , - \ said Super- ' visor Sharp. \Most modern / and speediest pursuit planes are today being manufactured in the Republic Aircraft corporation ' s plant in Suf- folk county. This company will ex- pand its personnel by 10 , 000 vvork- \ men , and quadruple its floor space within the year. The company has orders for $56 ,900 , 000 in planes from the United States government. - \ After mentioning Mr. Johnston ' s conferences , Mr. Sharp said: \I under- stand that in order for the county to co-operate in this essential enterprise , it will, be necessary for the board of supervisors to provide the housing , . which includes heat and light for vfchesc training, cen ters, The state will . ' provide the instructional service and apparatus- from funds allotted by the federal government. \It- in my opinion tlmt hero is,a worthwhile endeavor , one which will bo , of f>r<'at economic benefit to the county-since it will take rm . the slapk in emplo ymen t; ; R _ K 1 give' this ' board an opportunity to express its determ- - . . ination to aid the national defense program. , ; _ : :—___ _ -_-— : . \Establishment of. one or-two such' training schools in the . county un- doubtedly will be a great factor iii keep ing many of these _iew position s for county residents. The salaries and . wages which will accrue will help business in a general way, and lighten ¦ the \ ' welfare relief burden ?f the c ounty . In addition to this it is our patriotic duty to assist the gov- ernment . in every way. \For these reasons I ask this board to indicate its willingness to take whatever step s may be necessary to co-operate with the State Depart- ment of Education in this vital mat- ter. I believe the amount of money we provide will come back to the county manyfold. \ - Gov. Lehman say s the legislature leaders have agreed to an appropria- tion of $110 , 000 for , the purchase of tools and machinery for these centers. Personnel and supplies -will be paid for by the Federal government. It is estimated that these eight centers will provide pre-employment train- ing for 11 , 000 men . Delivery of . , the necessary equip- ment is expected within 60 days. The establishment of the training centers is expected substantially to reduce the number of W. P. A. and home relief cases. Persons to be trained will be chosen from W.. P. A. or from the unemployed now registered with the state employment service. It is hoped to have all these plants in. operation by December 1. It was- explained th at the training the men would receive in-these cen- ters would prepare them for work paying a minimum wage of $25 week- ly. N&iv Oergyirian Hoi* -St Mail' s Mission .With . the retirement of the Rev. Henry Willman from the clergy, St. Mark' s Episcopal mission at Medford will be in charge of the Rev. W. Rob- ert Hampshire of Bellp ort , commenc- ing Sunday, November 3. Until thenj a member of the Order of St. Francis of Mt. Sinai officiates at the church each Sunday. Rev. W. Robert Hampshire VThe Rev. Mr. Hampshire has ch arge of Christ Episcopal church , Bellport , ' where he has been since his ordina- tion as deacon in- June , 1938. 'Also 'under , his jurisdiction is St. James Episcopal church , Brookhaven , which will be closed for . the winter at the end of this month , leaving him free to take over his Medford duties. At St. Mark' s mission , beginning next Sunday, the regular Sunday service will be at 9:45 a. m. Church school will meet hereafter at S' :4fi , starting next Sunday morning. IMas-ie Bli^lM ' A JB. - \ \ C 'Hi _|. ' - - ' : ~ : , _J ' Zli _ r »9\ __fT,M K «f_a_r_v_Aini __v_nl * Mi f-8 BIfill ¦\ t^S_ )llff-Mitt?0 _. X J-Vlk-VC-i I -vvUwAlvUa \CMrpllptdii fo^ Regan Says Would Not Clash Witfr Sell^rt Liii e Chew of Port Jeff ergon Asks Fran- chise for Patchogue — Riverhead Roiite Through Camp in Yaphank 'After deciding to reconsider- the application for a bus . franchise cover- ing a route between Patchogu e and Mastic ¦ Beach , the Brookhaven Town board last week : receiv ed ; a new ap- plication of this kind in reference: to a proposed route between - Patchogue and Riverhead , by way Of . Camp Up- ton . The board deferred actioh oh both - applications until its next \ meeting on October . 9. - . -. ¦ - . ¦ ¦ ' The Patchogue-Mastic ¦ Beach- . appli- cati on was : turned down a iweek ago on the grounds that it would-conflict in part with - the route now operated under franchises between Patchogue and Bellport. - Reconsiderati on of this proposal was decided after Uohn E. Regan of Laureltbn ,., as president of the recently^organized Mastic Transit corporation , told . the board that all stop s -between Patchogue and Brook- haven . would be . , eliminated so as to avoid ; any competition with the exist- ing line. Said Mi\ -Regan , - \Oh eastward trips , our first stop out of . Patchogue would be the- junction of- Robinson boulevard and Montaulc highway in Brookhaven; and this would also ' be the last stop before Patchogue on westward trips. We are agreeable to a compromise on this applicati on , for we firmly believe that we are financially and morally able to con- tinue the lin e until, it becomes a suc- cess. \ ' ... -.¦ . The existing route is that oper- ated by the . Fuoco Bus line of North Bellport , which operates between Pat- chogue and . the north boundary of Bellport village , by. way of . Robinson boulevard to Railroad . ..avenue in North Bellport . . : . ' :• ¦ J The Patchoguc-Riyerhead rbu\e ap- plication was made by Charles Thorn , Port Jefferson attorney, on behalf of George W. Chey, who now operates a taxi business in Port Jefferson. Mr. Thorn made it clear that the route proposed by Mr. Chew would be operated so , . .Jj hat it would not conflict with either the Fuoco line or with the Regan line , if estab- lished. The application states that no passengers would be . carried solely between Patchogue and Brookhaven station. According to the Chew application , the ro ute would be along East Main street , from Patchogue to East Pat- chogue , thence alon g Robinson boule- vard to Montat(k high way, Brook- haven , thence along Montauk high- way to Yaphank avenue , Brbokh aven , thence along Yaphank avenue to Main street , Yaphank , thence along Main street on the Yaphank-Moric 'hes- Mahorviile road to Hay road (or Upton road) thence through Camp Upton to Middle Country road , ftidge , thence along Middle Country road to Riverhead. The fares on the* Chew route would range from five to 40 cents, the -five- ' cent figure applying to short dis- tances along the route , but the min- imu.it fare out of Patchogue would be ten . cents , covering the distance to Yaphank station. The fare be- tween Patchogue and Catnip'Upton or between Riverhead arid Gamp . ' Upton would be 20 cents each way. in either - case. Buses' would leave Patcliogue for Riverhead at 8 a. m. and 3 p. m. daily, the return trips' over tho same route starting from Riverhead at 9:15 a. m. and- '4 {. IB p. in. There would also be seven buses daily each way ' between Camp Upton arid Patchogue. The two last trips each way nightly between ' Camp Ijptoh arid Patchogue would bo express between the ' two pbints. (Continued i rbni ' page T> . in conjunction with a joint meeting, of delegates from V. \F. W. posts and auxiliaries from the four Long Is- land coun ties. The joint meeting, which followed a parade through Patchogue ' s business section , was held in the Patchogue hotel and was concluded with a din- ner. As part of the program , two sets of table flags , witli inscribed holders , were presented to the hotel manage- ment by the Henry James Jones post of Medford. The flags were presented by Suffolk County Commander Charles H. Ellis , as patriotic instructor of tlie Medford post. A framed copy of the Constitution was presented to the hotel ly Mrs. Thomas L. Cullum of Medford , department musician , - from the Suff olk county auxiliary. Members of tho auxiliaries from Kings , Queens , Nassau and Suffolk counties held their afternoon session in the hotel ballroom , with Mrs. Minnie Bellon . of Queens , president of the V. P. W. auxiliary of the First district presiding. The men delegates from the 100-odd posts iii the four counties gathered in the Raleigh Tavern room for their business ses- sion , which was conducted by John C. Watrus of the General Nathaniel Woodhull post , Jackson Heights , com- mander of the first district. A message of welcome was given by Mayor Charles N. Butler , Jr. Talks we ' re also given by the Rev. Fred L. Eckel of Center Moriches and Major Park W. Huntington , chaplain oi the 198th Coast Artillery, Dela- ware National Guard \ , which is now stationed at Camp Upton . Major Huntington , who is pastor of a church in Wilmington , Del.,, is a former na- tional chaplain of the American Le- gion. The county heads , of the V. P. W. and auxiliary from , bach of the four counties , which . comprise , the fjrfjt district; , were present. These were County Commanders James K. ' Cole of Kings, Arthur <M. G. , Wagner . of Qiieqii s , ¦ Theodore- . j\ Anibqrg of Nas- sau , ahd . dinrles ' II. Ellis . of Suffolk and , County; ¦Comi-iandei' s . Matilda Dclcgrahi ' of Kings , Mary Kimerling of ;Quoens , 'Adeline Gardner of Nas- sau and Sadie' Effi-igham of , Islip. The Bellport High , school band ac- companied the Suffolk delegation in the parade. There wore two other musical organizations in lino from tho \ west' end -of . , th o islan d Thd ihib of march was .frcr.i the Lace fnill through West Main and East Main Btrects to tlie hotel. ^-** H » L I. Counties V.F.W. . Confer at fatchogue Firehous e Price Is Fraction of Value (Continued froni page 1) fault since 1937 , with the result that his client obtained a judgment of about $4 , 400 at Riverhead a short time ago. George J. Wagner , Yaphank build- er , who was among those present at the sale , later related the history of the building, which , he said , cost about $11 , 000 to build in 1032. Over $3 , 000 of this cost , he said , was rep- resented by labor; which was provid- ed with public funds for the incor- porated fire department by the Tem- porary Emergency, Kelief administra- tion , the state unit which was re- placed by the Federal Works Pro- jects administration , The mortgage , originally in the amount of about $4 , 200 , according to John Wolfinger of Coram , another spectator . at the aale , was first held by the T. & S. Lumber company of 'Patchogue, .„ ~\ lt was after the incorporated fire department had encountered financial difficulties two years ago as a . self- supporting department; that a move- ment was started for the formation Of a tax-supported fire district. When tho district was finally ' es- tablished , the district voters \\ wore called together to consider a budget for the -first year of operation tbtalr ling; ^15, 000 , which amount included an item of $5 , 800 for . the outright purchase of the former firehou ' se, This-bulky budget was defeated by a voto of about two to , oho. Maiiy months later , a revised budget of . ap- proximately $(1 , 000 for tho .;firs ' 1i year ' s operation of t|i e how district was ap- proved by a. close , vote, . , ' , . ; . Tli e $6 , 0 . 0-) budget included , an- item \ak 4'500fi forsithG- ' purchase of a fire- house site , .Tyiiich , has since been ac- quired , and ono of $2 , 096 for the erection of . a firehouse , work on which has not yet beeii started. Meanwhile , the Coram firemen ' s one and only truck- . . -. : being stored at a local garage , pending completion 6f : tho .raw firehouse. „ Snide : 'itH erection eight years ago , the firehouse property vvas .ue^einpted from, the Brookhaven . town, IUWOSS - ment roll , but will the subject; to taxe$, beginning , with ¦ tha .1941*2 fiscal year , as it will 1)e placed on , the assessment - 'oil tliati wil l ba pre- pared next .Hiiim -ier ,, it weis said yes- terday -at tho board' of' aaBpfl ' aoi's ' . ofllqo; ; ¦/ , • - , ¦ . ' .. . \ ; ; ¦ ¦ ¦ ' ¦: '[. :¦ ¦ y . : : ' ,\: \ r ¦¦ ' .. ; ¦ , ¦ \^^: . - . ^\'Wi';i.l r?: : v^tf. 'M^

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