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The Mid-island mail. (Medford, N.Y.) 1935-1941, May 14, 1941, Image 1

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April Prospects in Tovra More Than $300 , 000 Reports Come from Planning Board and the Patchogue Building Commissioner Proposed building construc- tion in April in the unin c orp- orated areas of Rxookhaven. town , as indicated by permits issued by the Town Planning board , showed an enormous in- crease over that for the same month a year ago. During the past mon-th , 244 per- mits were issued for proposed con- struction having an aggregate esti- mated value of $314 , 015., as compar- ed with the April , 1940 , figures of 214 permits for construction total- ling $130 , 151. In its report , the Planning board showed that its representatives post- ed four notices in the field , made seven calls m the fiel*d , conducted six investigations and issued two cer- tificates of occupancy. Four building permits and seven plumbing permits issue<l by Patch- ogue Village ¦ Building Commissioner Mjchael Prudent during A pril cover- ed proposed proj ects having an ag- gregate estimated cost of $3, 400 , ac- -cording to Mr. Prudent' s monthly re- jori filed with the Village board. In the ' r-^nort , Mr. Trudent also said that fees col lected on these per- mits and those COA L' ' ed on seven electrical permits and Oii ' -thS f i%z>5> \ ' ance of two master p lumbers ' licens- es and three electrical license s to- talled $54 , all of which was turned into the village treasury. County Volunteer Firemen ' s Asso. Makes Survey, of Total Equipment A county-wide survey of Suffolk' s fire-fighting equipment and firemen , as well as first-aid facilities of fire departments , has been undertaken by the Suffolk County Volunteer Fire- men ' s association, as part of the state-wide home defense measures re- cently prescribed by Governor Leh- man. The association ' s committee on aid to national defense , of which Alex Schultz of Sayville is chairman , is in charge of the Suffolk survey, for which questionnaires have been sent to all of the 65 volunteer fire depart- ments. In a letter to each chief Mr. Schultz wrote , \Never before in the history of Suffolk has there been greater interest in and need for adequate measures for fire protection and pre- vention. Realizin g that instantaneous action , first aid and relief, in the event of a major fire or explosion , can only be provided by our fire ser- vice , your defense committee believes that the procedure in such cases re- quires: \I. An adequate alarm; 2. Fire police to establish and maintain lines to segregate the areas of emergency, safeguard the public and prevent in- ( Continued on page 2) Evangelist Wyrtzen To Speak at Coram Jack Wyrtzen , leader of young people ' s work in New York' s metro- politan area , -will speak at 8 o ' clock next Tuesday evening in Trinity Methodist church , Coram. He will be accompanied by his musical group. Jack Wyrtzen Mr. Wyrtzen is known for his evangelistic radio work over station WBBG , Brooklyn , at 7 a. m. every Tuesday morning. His progra m , \The Word of Life ' Hour , \ has brought him speaking engagements - all ¦ over the \United States and . Canada. - This work has taken up so much of his time that he has had to give up his business positi on to devote all his efforts to ministry among- young- p eople. Volunteer Workers Are Sprucing Up Old Farmingville School There is still much interest in tho little old schoolhouse at Farmingville. This was shown last Sa turday, when , a group of workers met to improve the building and grounds, A new roof is being put on the eas t side of the building, which is owned by the Farm- ingville School Reunion Association , Inc. A new cement porch will be erected and the building' painted. All those who are interested are invited to come again this Saturday at 0 a. m., bringing paint brushes , and rakes to help clean up the grounds. Those men present last Saturday were- Herbert Terry, president of the association , Arthur Terry, Ilollis Terry (past president) and Uveretl; Terry, all of Terryvillc; Septer E. Terry (past president) of Holtsville and J. David Terry of Lake Grove , treasurer. Mrs. Wendell Still of Selden (past president) and Mrs. Eu- nice Jones of Patchogue served re- freshments. The annual association picnic wi ll be held Thursday, August 21. Four Selectees Leave District 702 In Local Board' s Smallest Quota The smallest draft quota to go from District 702 since the law went into effect left Patchogue Monday morning by train at 10:24 bound for the Jamaica induction center. Owing to the fact that the Second Corps area is ahead of its scheduled draft quota , only four inch were in the contingent from this district. They were Otto E. Gutmann of 88 North Ocean avenue , Patchogue , George II. Seibert of Yaphank , Ern- est Leger of Centereach and George It. Coords of Woodside. Alth ough questionnaires are now going cut at the rate of 150 a day, •draftees will not be called up as fast .as usual until the rest of the country catches up, When that will be , the local board lias no information. NEIGHBORING SCHOOL BDS. INVITED TO BELLPORT H. S. The members of Boards of Educa- tion of school districts which send pupils to the Bellport High ' school will be guests of the high school next. Wednesday evening at n sprhi g con- ference. Fir e Damages \Fort \ Building in Medford A fire occurod yesterday morning in a vacant building between Med- ford and Coram on the PatchogiiG- Port Jefferson road , about a quarter of a mile north of the Farm \ to Mar- ket road, The building, which re- sembles a smnll fort , is made of con- crete blocks. The interior was , dam- aged but the structure was saved. The \fort\ was originally a . gas station , but was last used as a print shop .and home 1 by Mr. and. Mrs. Arthur . Pink. It has been unoccupied for a long time. ¦ The Medford fire department re- sponded to the cal l , and the lire wus quickly brough t under control. The origin of the * fire is unknown, \MAY WA LK\ AT HOLBROOK TO FEATURE PAKADE , GAMES Final arrangements are being made for the \May Walk\ to be held in Holbrook on Saturday, Weather per- mitting, the parade will forno prompt- ly at 1 p. m. and continue to the la * wn of MazancVs Sunrise Farm ho- tel' . Children parading in paper cos- tumes will be eligible for prizes. There will be games for toys , and entertainment , dancing and! refresh- ments. . The Handy Helpers club , which is sponsoring the event , will use the profits to buy supplies , including needles and thread , to carry on its work for the Bed Cross. They also hope to have a work room in the near future, Mrs. Fred * .C. Michael is chairman.and the committee member s are Mrs. Jack Barb e ra , Mrs. James Priest and Mrs , John Xosich. Union of Taxpayers Associations Starts At Meeting in Selden The Central Brookhaven Taxpay- ers ' association met in the Nature ' s Gardens clubliouse Monday niglit to elect officers for tlie amalgamation of the civic an-d taxpayers associations. J. Fre d Kurras . of Patchogue was cliosen president , T. J. Morrissey of Lake Grove , first vice-president; Raymond Me ' nendez of Miller Place , second vice-president; Mayor Robert Macintosh of Bellport, secretary- treasurer. Tlie election of other of- ficers \was deferred to a later date. John B. Anders on , secretary of the Suffolk County Economic coun- cil , spoke on \Quality of Local Gov- ernment, \ and Mayor Macintosh , in His tal k , listed the benefits of amal- gamation. After the meeting, all were in- vited to Aggie ' s Bar and Grill on the Middle Country road, whero the nianagoment served, refreshments. Ronkonkoma Pupils Presenting Concert Orchestra , Chorus , Quartet and Soles Featured on Program , Directed by Joseph Psota , Sr., Music Teacher The fourth annual concert of the Ronkonkoma school will be given Fri- day at 8:30 p. in. in the school audi- torium. The program , under the di- recti on of Joseph Psota , Sr., will be as follows : Songs , \Song of the Swing, \ \Grandma ' s Garden \ ; march , \Festi- val , \ by the orchestra ; piano solo , \Visit to the Farm , \ Joan Feist; vio- lin solo , \A Little Rondo , \ John Neys- sen; . overture , \Consecration , \ or- chestra; piano solo , \The Banjo Song, \ Arthur Brownie; violin solo , \Easter Lilies , \ Frank Peter; \Serenade , \ and march , \School Cadets , \ or- chestra. Part 2—Songs , \My Old American Home \ and - \America . I Love You \ ; march , \All American , \ . orchestra; piano , \Sailboats , \ Wilma Hanak; violin , \Elmobile , \ Barbara McDonald; \Grand Opera ' Echoes , \ orchestra ; violin , ''Country Gardens , \ Mary Gal- lagher; violin , \Sweetheart Polka , \ Luella Friedman ; gypsy song, \Two Guitars , \ orchestra ; cello , \Beneath a Southern Moon , \ Gertrude Hensel ; vi- olin , \Serenade , \ Irene Buchler; sax- ophone , \Rustic Dance , \ Lawrence Huml; * \Star of . Hope , \ \Let 'Er Go , \ selec- (Continued on page 15) Grand Jury Lauds Gilmartin ' s Work At Suffolk Hom e County Welfare Commissioner Rich- ard T. Gilmartin who was recently commended by the April grand jury for the manner in which he has un- dertaken the self-imposed task ~ of personally supervising the County farm at Yaphank, is spending much of his spare time these days at this new duty. When not at work with his regular duties in the County home , Mr. Gil- martin is generally found looking over the fields or making an inspec- tion tour of the dozen or more farm outbuildings and lay ing out the pro- gram for the farm staff. It was following an inspection trip oi the County home and farm that the April grand jury reported in part , \Great progress has been mad e since our visit last July in the oper- ation and management of the farm. The whole farm program is well sys- tematized and supervised. All the potatoes have been planted and peas and onion s are already up. The herd of cows is one of the finest we have seen in this , or any other section of the country. The cow barns and herd are excellently taken care of. The gardens are con- siderabl y planted an the irrigation system ready for operation. The lawns look snlendidly and all the grounds are carefully groomed. \ After commenting about the var- J LCUS*-*-. buildings, on -th e County home property as being \ exceedingly well kept and operated , \ the grand jury stated , \We are informed that Mr. Gilmartin is handling all the farming ' operation this year without th-e aid of a foreman and supervises all the work personally. We wish to com- mend him on the great progress he (Continued on page 2) Some Changes Being Made Medford' s Business Section • The Great Atlanta and Pacific Tea company ' s s tore tn the Hollmann buikjing, Medford , which bus been in charge of Manager Frank Macik ol Islip Terrace and his assistant , John Sporclc , will be closed within the ' next few ' weeks; \Anoth er- change ' in the business ' section of Mcdf-ord will' bo rnacle. ' . Svitbin a few day ' s 'by • Walter Patterson , barber , \wlio will move to a 1 liew storo hi Baypbi't, • , ¦ '' ¦ . - page : Moi'o Questionnaires 2 L. Ronkonkoma CD..A. Elects 3 Kinsclla Says Democrats Must Oust Davis R Suffolk Industry Studied 0 Sports - 10 Bohemia G. S, Party - 11 School Notes , — 13 Deaths • • - 15 Camp Upton Notes -. 1G STORIES ON INSIDE

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