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The Mid-island mail. (Medford, N.Y.) 1935-1941, December 11, 1940, Image 1

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New Branch Off i ce of County Cle rk Re cently remodelled es- pecially f«r the purpose , this building on Lake street , Patchogue , adja - cent to , the firehouse , ac- commodates the motor vehicle bureau , natural- ization office and other functions of the county clerk , under Deputy Wil- liam B. Sinn. The new office is one block north of its former West Main street lo-cation in the Syndicate building. Since Monday the motor ve- hicle bureau has been distributing 1941 auto- mobile license p 1 a t e ' s . Plates issued now are not usable until January 1 and are not required until February 1. Rummel of Lake Ronkonkoma Hel d ^ : -^;Third ! Mafl 9 Highway Indictraeats Pleads JNfot .Guilty, Charged With Selling Boat and Car to Howard Ferry Through Falsified Truck Hire Prank Rummel , automobile dealer , of Lake Ronkonkoma , pleaded not guilty before County Judge L. Barron Hill at a special term in the Town hall , Patchogue , on Friday as the third man taken into custody under the secret indictments handed down two week s ago by tlie grand jury in- vestigating town highway accounts in Suffolk. The plea was made by Mr. RummeFs attorney, August D. Schoen- feld , Jr., of Patchogue. Previously arrested were Howard Ferry, of Port Jefferson , a former Brookhaven Tow n highway employee, and Carleton Ed- wards of Middle . Island. Both await trial. . Rummel and Perry were jointly named in a 21-count indictment , in which it is alleged that on or about March 2 , 193 9 , Rummel sold Ferry a boat for $476 , and that on or about November 10 , 1939 , Rummel sold Ferry a Mercury sedan , on wliich , after a trade-in and payment on ac- count were made , there was a bal- ance due of $390. Alexander G. Blue of Patchogue is Ferry ' s attorn ey. In each of the two instances , it is alleged in the indictment , \Ferry was then and there a clerk in the (Continued on page 16) County Technical Staff Appointed To Enforce Milk Standards Rule In accordance with the recent com- promise agreement .between Suffolk' s Board of Supervisors and Board of Heafth , four additional milk inspec- tors and a full-time veterinarian hove been added to the health staff to provide more stringent supervis- ion over the county ' s milk supply. The compromise agreement con- cluded a; two-year -dispute over the proposal ol the Board of Hea 1th to ban the sale of raw milk , except certified , in the county . ' The pro- posed ban m<# with strong oppo- sition , fromi many of the : county' s dairymen-dealers and . from t h e i r customers, Severn! postponements were won , the last oi them expend- ing the effective date until Jaimary 1 , 194 1 , but it was repealed alto- gether with the reaching of the compromise, Dr. A rthur T. Davis , county health commission er , has announced that the five new men added to his staff are ' Dr. Harold G. NelBon of Port Jefferson , who will head the Health department' s milk inspection divi- sion at $. 3 , 600' annually, and Robert Simpson of Rivcrhoad ,. James Coz- zens of Bay Shore , James Burns of Northport and William Hansen , each { Continued on page 14) Miss Muller Taking Patchogue School Job The request of 'Miss Charlotte Mul- ler of Patch ogue ,. teacher of the firs t grade of Medfdrd school , to be re- leased from her teaching contract , was - - granted by, the Medfoxd Board of Education last Wednesday evening. Miss Muller ' s release will 3)e, in effect January 1 , when . sh e will take a po- sition in the River Avenue school , Patchogue, Severn hew applicants will be interviewed by the school board this evening. Rogers Now President Yaphank Republicans Charles T. Rogers , who has handled the secretarial pen of the Yaphank Republican club since it was organ- ized three years ago , will ' give Ns righ t arm a rest for the next year. At; the club' s annual meeting last \Wednesday night in the Yaphank schoolhouse , Mr. Rogers , who helped organize the club , was unanimously elected its president , succeeding Charles Herrmann , who retired from the position and was unanimously elected first vice-president. Other officers elected were Mrs. Heyward Shannon , second vice-presi- dent) LeRoy Spillett , secretary ; Arch- ibald! Campbell , treasurer j and How- ard Voorhies , Mrs. Ruth Cozine , Mrs. John Dawn , Fred Menk and Charles Kollett , trustees. Following the business session , Wal - ter . 'Davis of Port Jefferson enter - tained with tricks oi magic. Refresh- ments were served. The refreshment committee com Srised Mrs. J. Cozine and Mrs. Dawn [usic was furnished by Andre Stian sen ' s orchestra . Zone Change Allowed To Build Extension On Selden Firehouse Several Other Cases of Various Kinds Are Heard by Appeals Unit of Town Planning System The proposal of the Selden Fire de- partment to erect an extension to the existing firehouse on the south side of Woodmere place , to provide an as- sembly hall and meeting room , was embodied in one of four applications for variance from Town zoning ordi- nance regulation s approved by the Brookhaven Town Board of Zoning Appeals last Thursday night. The application , made by the Sel- den Fire department , was necessary because of the existing \D\ residen- tial -zoning classification , governing the firehouse site. The board deferred action on one application , that of George Zeidjer , who asked permission to erect a one- story machine shop on the northwest corner of Havens avenue and Pat- chogue-Port Jefferson road , Medford . Action was deferred in order that a more thorough _ investigation of the site could be made. Besides the Selden Pire depart- ment' s application , others approved were as follows : Leon A. Mott—Permission to install two gasoline pumps and two 500- gallon tanks in an existing \J\ bus- iness district on the north side of (Continued on pagre W) Motorists Figure In Varied Crashes A Sel d en car set something of a record in Patch ogu e Saturday nigh t , when it became. involved in two minor accidents within the space of about ten minutes. The car was a coupe , owned by Miss Frances L. Walsh of Middle Country road. At 11:25 p. m., Miss-Walsh , who was 'at- the wheel of her car , mistak- enly turned from Railroad avenue into Church street , eastward , accord- ing- to police. . Clnirch street is re- stricted to one-way westbound traffic. The Walsh car went eastward about 100 feet , then struck a westbound Patchogue Village Police car , driven by Patrolman William Wiedmer. One of the fenders on the police car was damaged, Miss Walsh then turned the wheel over to her brother , Raymond R. Walsh , a soldier attached to Fort Hancock , N. J., who drove the car back to Railro.ad avenue , thence down (Continued on page 14) Bullet Pierces Head of Lake Grove Student , Valkenberg, A ged 18 Police and District Atty. Try- ing to Learn Who It Was Fire d Fatal Shot A mock battle , in which three youth s took part , each armed with a .22-caliber rifle , ended tragically at Lake Grove Sunday afternoon , when one of the trio went down -with a bullet through the forehead that caused his death three hours later. The dead youth is William Van Valkenberg, aged 18, of 320 West 18th street , New York , a boarding student at . th e Lake Grove School for Boys. According to police , Van Valken- berg, together with two fellow-stu- dents , Gregory Walsh , aged 15 , of 1451 East Second street , Brooklyn , and William Grosse , age d 13 , of 150 Harold road , Woodmere , went hunt- ing crows Sunday afternoon . Finding the crows scarce near a sandpit south of the school grounds , the boys , according to police , decided to have a mock battle , each picking ( Continued on page 14) <$> : :—— - : ; «> Rev. Alfonso Feccbio Succeeds Fi\ O'Ma ra The Rev. John O'Mara , who had served as assistant in St. Sylvester ' s It. C. church , Medford and ' Om* Lady of Mt. Carmel It. C, church on West Main street, Patchogue , during the past year was transferred Satur- day to St. Anthony ' s E. C. church in South Ozone Park , Queens. He had been replaced in these two parishes by the Rev. Alfonso Pecchio , vtho was transferred from Trenton , N. J. The Rev Henry Parnscandola is pas- tor of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel church and ,of St. Sylvester ' s church. page/ Woman Driver Killed Jn Middle Island A ccident.2 Soldiers ' Chris'ti-ias Tree ...... 2 Republican Victory Feast 3 Camp \Upton -Note s 4 Holbrook' Democrats Elect .... 5 Emery Heads Tovyn Committee In Conservation Program ,, - j Vital Statisti cs >¦ ..... ... 8 ' C. Pr A, . 'Honors Mx% Novak 18 Girl Scput IhTestiture 12 ReaJ Estate Transactions .. - .. 15 viwi i i i I I I I H Hwjwpj i ,p i ,j,Wi '»mi!i,i, ' , „m t \ , HI i. n!i imu ,m WI M I II , ST O RIES O N INSIDE

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