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The Mid-island mail. (Medford, N.Y.) 1935-1941, October 16, 1940, Image 1

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William Archambault Is the Victim , Hit by All gaier ' s Automobile Number of Other Accidents Throughout Brookhaven Town Over the Week-end William Archambault , a farm \' laborer about 55 years old , of Selden , was killed and four persons were injured in a series of automobile acci- dents that kept Patcliogue Vil- lage and Brookhaven Town po- lice busy over the week-end. Mr. Archambault was killed in- stantly at ten minutes before mid- night Saturday, when he was struck by a westbound car while walking from the south to the north side of Middle Country road , near Bob' s Brass Rail , Selden. • The car , according to police , was . owned and driven by Robert AU- gaier , aged 23 , of Wood road , Center- each , who made an effort to steer clear of Mr. Archambault , but was unable to avoid hitting- him. Mr. Archambault .vas pronounced dead at the scene by Dr. Walter F. Roettinger - of Hawkins avenue , Lake . Ronkonkoma. On orders of Coroner (Continued on ' page 15) L. Grove Postoffice In M any Locations Throughout Its Time Now in N ew Building, Recently Moved , on East Side Hawkins Ave. The Lake Groye postoffice , of which Postmaster Frank Ness , is in charge , is now in full operation in its new location on the east side of Hawkins avenue , ' a short distance north of its former location. It was formerly on the southwest corner of Hawkins ave- nue and Public road. The new building, which has more space than the former, was built by Postmaster Ness on property leased from Mrs. Emil Becker. It is a short distance from where a former postoffice building once stood , about 50 years ago , and which is now a part of the chicken coops belonging to Mrs. Becker. Fifty years ago , when the p ' ostoffiee stood on the present Becker property, Jacob DeBaum was postmaster , fol- lowed by Mrs. Nicholas Washburn, Then it was moved to the store owned by Sam Hawkins , who took over the postmastcrship. Harold Gould then held the position , when he moved the business to the house where Fred Markcrt now lives. The office was then moved to George Gould' s shop, with Mi* . Gould holding the position , followed by Everett Gould , who re- linquished it seven years ago to Mr, Ness. Mr. Ness moved the postoffice to Mr. Bensing ' s biiilding, where it remained until its latest move. The Lake Grove postoflice is re- ceiving increased use since the open- ing of * the Lake Grove Scliool foi Boys on the site of the former Winn* wood school. Drop Is Expected in Suffolk Tax Rate , As Figures Are Assembled County Board Meets on Subject—Supervisor Sharp Heads Up Plan to Get Department Annual Estimate s Early Although, the figures have not yet been completed , a material reduction in .he Suffolk county tax rate for 1940-1 , as compared with that of a year ago , is indicated at , the present time , Brookhaven * Supervisor Edgar A. Sharp said Monday. . Mr. Sharp, chairman of the finance committee of the Board of Super- visors , made this assertion before the board at . a special session in Riverhead , which had been called principally to discuss the proposed county budget for 1940-1. Acting on Mr. Sharp ' s recommen- dation , the board also made prepara- tions to adopt the new budget before Election day, November 5. Pre-election consideration of the county figures was suggested several weeks ago at Riverhead by Mr. Sharp, and; although no direct action was decided upon by . th e board at that tim e , requests were made to have the various cotinty departments prepare their estimates at the earliest pos- sible date. Organize Repub . Club For Thirteenth Dist Clarence D uffield Elected President oft New Organization—Formation Is Praised liy Surrogate Hawkins and R. Ford Hughes Clarence Duffle. , of Lake Terrace , Lake Ronkonkoma , was elected pres- ident of the Thirteenth District Re- publican club at its organization meet- ing held Monday nigh t at the Lake . Ronkonkoma firehouse. The meeting, wh ich was an enthus- iastic one attended by about 75 mem- bers , was addressed by Surrogate Richard W, Hawkins of Northport , a . member of tho Hawkins family of Lake Ronkonkoma , and Elections Commissioner R. Ford Hu ghes of Patchbgue , each of whom praised the mo-vemeiit that led to the formation of the club. # Besides Mr. Duifield , who' is also chief , of the Rontconkoma Fire de- partment, the officers elected were Francis Piciffer , secretary ; George Peavsall , treasurer. Following the business . session , refreshments were served. A c ' omi- iiittee was appointed to pre- pare by-)i*ws for the now club. These Will be presented A. \Lth e , noxt meeting October 28 in the ni-ehouge , when a •Vice-president will be , elected. Kreutz Re-elected Holts ville F. D. Chief Anthony Kretitz was unanimously re-elected chief of the Holtsville Fire Department , Inc., at the annual meet- ing and election hold at the firemen ' s community hall last Friday. Other officers , cight . bping re-elected , are as follows : Millard G. Terry, first deputy chief ; Arthur Read , secon d deputy chief; Harry Landahl , secre- tary; John Church , corresponding sec- retary; Arthur F. Terry, treasurer; Fred Colmn , chairman ; Fred Grifl-v . engineer , succeeding William Clay ; James Browne , assistant engineer , succeeding Fred Griffin ; Harry Lan- dah l and LeRoy Cronk , re-electe d directors . ' for three years. Chairman Fred Cohan .nominated the honorary members , James Wotsell and Frank Keller to be tellers ' , for the meeting. . After the business , , refreshments wero served , by members of the de- partment , \ : ' ' Both Parties Name Men for Position Welfare Comnh Gilmartin for Republicans , La Grange Democrats Will Run in Election November 5 for Three-year Term to Succeed Wil- liams—Darling Appointed to Fill Remainin g Weeks Plans for the contest for Suffolk commissioner , the position left vacan t a week ago by the resignation of Irving Williams , were comp leted over Richard T. Gilmartin the week-end , when the Republican county organization nominated . Rich- ard T. Gilmartin of East Han .pton and the Democratic organization des- ignated Rolan d E. LaGrange of Smithtown Branch . The two candidates .vill seek the W elfare ' position for a three-year term , beginning January 1 , 1941. • The vacancy for the remaining ten • (Continued on page 15) Simper and Lively Show for St. Mark' s Annual Gath ering The annual dinner given by the Women ' s guild of St. Mark' s Epis- copal church in the Veterans hall , Medf ' ord , S. turday evening, was well attended. A fine dinner was served and the Young People ' s Good Fellow- ship club' entertained with a fashion show , which proved so popular that the group was invited to give it at a dinner at St. Paul' s E p iscopal church , Patchoguc , in the near future. The setting was in tbe salon of Mile. Sappee ' s dress shoppe. Miss Ida Me deck , coach and creator . of the fashion show , portrayed. \Mile. Sappee. \ Raymond Zaliaratos an- nounced the costumes and characters. Miss Patsy Gautier played the piano accompaniments. Mrs. Fred Wagner assisted with the costumes. The par- ticipants were : Mrs. William Gillman and Jack Smith in a Gay Ninety version of \A Bicycle Built for Two \ which they sang; Carl Perch and Miss Beverly Hubbs , \Bride and Groom \ posing for an old-fashioned tintype whilei tine \Prisoner ' s Song \ was play- ed; Miss Shirley Bu _-_.nr .it , in formal evening gown , ; as a modern debu- tante; Miss Ediia Burkhardt , iii a crinoline gown , danced to the music of \Alice Blue Gown .; Miss Mary Rate and Miss Gloria Crowley, \Bath - ing. Beauties ' of the Gay Nineties \ ; Timothy Crowley, in cowboy costume and riding a wooden \horse \ ,, sang \Home on the Range \ and \The Last Roundu p \ ; Martin Thomas , posed as a* lady ; Miss Virginia Gautier , in Gypsy Hallowe ' en party dress , sang. James Wejtsma^ entertained with several song selections , one his orig- inal composition, arid accompanied . . . ; |Continued . on page 15) . . - .. - ' * . «»« . Schopl , Fire Dist. Taxes ........ 2 Town Forum Meeting 3 Medford Dtyho. 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