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The Mid-island mail. (Medford, N.Y.) 1935-1941, June 04, 1941, Image 1

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Was Unsuccessful Can- didate Last Election Against Dreyer Retains Under Sheriff McCoI- iom Temporarily but Makes Watt Successor — Atkin- son Chief Deputy John J. Le-vy, police chief ot Babylon village for the past three years , was sworn in at Riverhead Monday as sheriff of Suffolk county, succeeding\ the late Sheriff Jacob S. Drey- er of Port Jefferson Tlie appointment is for the remain- der of this yeai- . In November , a suc- cessor will be elected for the remain- ing two-year period of Mr. Dreyer ' s term. Appointed late Thursday afternoon by governor Lehman , on recommend- ation of the Suffolk County Demo- cra ti c org-anization , Sheriff Levy now holds the position for which he op- pos ed Sheriff Dreyer in last Novem- ber ' s elections. Im the latter contest , Mr. Levy re- ceived 35 , 400 votes on the Democratic ticket , and 759 votes on an independ- ent slate , while Mr. Dreyer , Repub- lican , won re-election with a total of 55 , 804 votes. Sheriff Levy, a veteran of 12 years ' police work , most of which has been witli the State police , was ap- pointed a State trooper on September ( Continued 021 page 2) Variety of Talent Disp laye d in Show Of Holbrook Club Ahout 200 persons attended the Variety show an<] dance held at the Holbrook hall last Saturday evening, given by the Republican club. The program 1 was as follows : Louis ' Hungry Four , Fred C. Mich- ael , Herbert C. Wehrenberg, Paul Magenheinier , Paul Gormsen ; so- prano solo , \Poor Butterfly, \ Car- mella Lai.no; tap dance , \Frenesi , \ Marie Magenheimer; soprano and ten- or duet , \Because You ' re You , \ from \Red Mill , \ Jacqueline Schiavoni and Henry Heine; comic sketch , \Dat Dog- (Oontinued on page 2) Suffolk County Prepares to Open Its Health Camp at Yaphank Again < i ' More Than 600 Children Are Examined Toward! Selection of 112 for Unbuilding Course Six Weeks This Summer With more than 600 ex- aminations h aving- beea held throughout tie county in re- cent w«eks , eliminations are now under way towar d the selection of 112 children who will spend sdx weeks , \begin- ning about July 5 , at the Suf- fol k Co unty Cniloien ' s Health camp on the County home prop- erty, Yaphank. The camp buildings and grounds aro now being; gotten in readiness undor the direction of Welfare Com- missioner Ricbajd T. Gilmartin. This will be the fifth annual season for the camp, which is made available to children from six to 12 years of age. The camp is situated near the south end of the County bomo proper- ty .and a large proportion of the food items comprising: the camp menu , ¦ .:¦ , ¦ (GoMtiiiuei on ' $ag« 2) • Prepare ioi Openang Towai ' s New Dump on Site North of Coram Under authorization of tbe Brook- haven Town board, Town Highway Superintendent Harold F. Davis liad a orew of met) working during th . e past few days opening* a road that follows a right-angl e route on the noM town -owned dumj property north of Coram, ¦ The \ new road , nil oi wli i c3i is on the town-owned property, will extend about - 3O0 feet northward from a town r . osid , commonly called Pine road , ancl about the sanro distance (Continued on jage 2) Lake Ronkonkom a Voters to Decide , Centralized School One of Six Districts in Proposed Set- up to Test Plan Tuesday Night The State Education departm ent' s proposal of a centralized school dis- tri ct that would embrace six school districts , between Nesconset and Holtsville , will be put to an important test at a special district meeting\ on Tuesday, June 17 , at which the voters of the Lake Ronkonkoma district will vo te on the plan. In informal test votes during; the past ' month , the plan met with nega- tive sentiment in four of the six dis- tricts , Ronkonkoma , Holtsville , ' Nes- conset and Holbrook, In a similar test ballot in the Centereach district , the voters expressed preliminary approv- al. In each of the five districts , where the p lan, has already been considered in test form , the followin g question was placed to the voters : \\Shall a preliminary survey be made to* decide on the advisability of form- ing' a central rural school out oi tho sioc districts?\ This question , which involves neith - er financial nor moral obligation on the part of the individual district , it (Continued on page 2) Forming a Fire Dept In the Ridge Section Plans .Are Ihe Work of the Civic Association — Fireho use Will Be • w Rea<ly for Use Soon At a meeting of the Ridge Civic Association , Inc., Monday nigh t at the school , largely attended by reg- ular member,? and those seeking ad- mission to membership, plans were perfected for the formation of the Ulidge Fire department , whose fire- louse on Route 25 -will be completed and ready for use soon, Frank Mooney of Sally lane , Pine Woods, is in charge of the committee forming the Fire department. Arrangem ents , under the guidance of Mr. and Mrs. Charle s Geis sler of Medford road , who* have had consider - able theatrical experience , have been initiated for a house-warming- , prob - ably over the July Fourth week-end. A sliort talk on civilian defense was given Monday night by Will5am G. McFarland , civil engineer , wlio has spent the past winter in following ' the course given at New York university on the subject and who has collected considerable data both from the Fed- eral government and authoritative sources abroad, A resolution wa.s unanimously adopted to offer the ser- vices of the Ridge Civic association to the Civilian Defense committee of Suffolk county. Io encourage mem- bership among the youtih . of the com- munity, initiation fees have been sus- pended .during a proposed member : ship drive which is to* launched, at once. ' County Officers V.F.W. Installed Big Ceremony at Patchogue Hot el Captain Quigley and Mrs. Donahue , National Officer , Install Council and Auxiliary Leaders—Over 150 Attend On Saturday evening at the Pat- ctfogue hotel the new officers of the Suffolk County council , 'Veterans of Foreign Wars , and the Ladies ' aux- iliary were installed in an impressive ceremony, followed by a late supper. Ab out 150 members from all parts of Suffolk an<l Nassau counties were present and officers of the State and National departments were g-uests. Capt. Francis J. Quigley, former commander of the First District of New York and now stationed at Camp Upton , was the installing officer for tlie following men whose post and office are also named: \William E. A. Geyer , Center Mor- iches , .county commander ; Richard Brun , Huntington Slation , senior vice- c onimaTider ; Paul . Roland , Riverhead , junior vice-commander; Victor Brzo- zowski , Riverhead , quartermaster; Charles H. Ellis , Medford , adjutant; John Peters , Huntington Station , judge advocate; Jacob Werner , St. James , chaplain ; Jaines S. Cozine , Center Moriches , officer of the day ; John Ward , Medford , patriotic instructor; Robert E. Terry, Center Moiiches , .(Continued -on page 2) imgo Strict Rules om Fireworks - 4 Walker of D, A, Staff Dies .... 8 Lace Mill Stride , Patchogue 10 AH Wins ' Damage Suit ,.....,... 1 . 0 Retreats at; Ceiiaele ,. . ' ..-„. 12 Sports ,.. ,...,;,........ r -,.. 13 . ¦ Real-Estate Transactions ..... . 14 (Supreme Court Jury List ...... 15 Vital Statistics. ..,..,.., : ,,.. IB Merrijigaj ¦ ¦ ¦ ' . ;...-,,..,....; ,. ,,., . .,, ,. ' ..,.. 16 ¦.¦¦¦ ^ a * ¦^¦¦¦J—l ' '»«fc.l-_il- 'll*1— .I* _ l m .„¦._¦ _ *¦ »— ¦. UIII. . U ll I I II ST O RIES ON INSIDE Mid-Island Mail Photo . Tliree years ago ujon-- coming to Selden witli his family, Louis Percoco promised to build a permanent sign of thanksgiving* if he attained any measure of business success here, after his unprofitable years in Brook- lyn. Today on the grounds of the Percoco home on lEvergreen drive stands a grotto , completed recently after a month' s, work \b y Mr- Percoco. Colorful flowers and plants grow amon g the rocks surrounding the grofto , which is made of brick , rock and eemeiit. - Inside the enclosure on the right is a statue of the Blessed Virgin M . a ry, wliich was given to the couple- as a wedding gift. At the foot pf the statue is a small flowering - border. To the left is a marble altar ' on -whicli stands a pic- ture of St. Theresa , the Littl e Flower, A small niche -with a Holy water font is in the background. Tli e Percocos keep cut flowers in evidence , too . Mv. Percoco ' s trade is shoe repair , which he learned in Italy. Grotto Built As Si gn of Gratitude II Davis Gave | Mrs, Watkins II Vast Prof its I lVIhrInii,s as high as 200 per cent for mer« bookkeeping and billing transactions on road material bought, of Riverhead woman , afterward im- prisoned , for Brookhaven 1own. Story page 10,

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