VOL. 9, No. 5 FREEPORT, N. Y., FRIDAY, MARCH 15, 1918 ONE DOLLAR PER YEAR MISS SPRING TALKS OF THE BLIZZARD FEW WOMEN REGISTER ManiUtt bat Little Interest in An nual Village Election FREEPORT RAISES JUDGE JACKSON TWO SERVICE FLAGS SUDDENLY STRICKEN BLIZZARD INCIDENTS Supervisor Smith Drivet Team to Open Streets 3 0 Years Ago. RIVALRY LIVENS FREEPORT ELECTION Seys the Big Storm o f 1888 Was J^tunner--Promises to Make Good This Year. Tuesday, March 12, 1918. Time, 8.30 A.M. Phone Ring. Fresh, Sweet Voice—“ Is this the News Editor?” Ye Seasoned Scribe—“It is.\ Sweet Voice—‘‘I suppose you know that today is the thirtieth anniver sary of the Big Blizzard?” Seasoned Scribe—\Do WE know it? Guess WE do. Had about 18 Summers and Winters chalked up to our credit when that memorable storm blew in, and having had no gold or silver spoons to feed with when the ever-busy stork dropped us into this mundane existence WE had to hustle for our daily bread like millions of others, and the blizzard caught us far, far from home. And oh, girl, it was iSome BLIZZARD! Of course you do not recollect it, for apparently your voice is that of a very young person?” Sweet Voice—“Oh, yes. I remember it very distinctly. Permit me to in troduce myself. I am Miss Spring. My age is not reckoned by years. I make my debut annually between Winter and Summer, b-reaking the long periods of cold, disagreeable weather, and creating a more desir able condition, giving to the* * earth a verdancy which lasts until Autumn put forth its withering influence to check the reifrn of Summer and to prepare for the approach of Winter. I also bring the balmy air which scatters broadcast the perfumed breath of blooming flowers. Shrubs and trees, the bright, warm sunshine and other elements that make living pleasant.” Seasoned Scribe—“ But, Miss (Spring, your visits for many years have ueen so short and lacking in many of these essentials that they were very disappointing.” Miss Spring—“I know it. The Big Blizzard of 1888 gave me such a shock and set me back so far that I have never fully recovered. I have tried to do my best and I know about my failures; but I hope to give you a real Spring this year. “Realizing that the great war is on, that people want to get their farms and gardens planted early; that merchants and everybody else want old Winter to make a break and disappear, I must get busy.” Seasoned Scribe—“Right you are, Miss Spring, and if you don’t come along on time this year, you can take a tip when next you call up. There will be no use talking about blizzards, balmy air, sweet smelling flowers, etc., You Understand? Good-bye.” Miss Spring—8.59 A. M.—“I un derstand. Good-bye for a while. 1 hope to make you an extended visit soon.” While the promises of Miss Spring are alluring, weather conditions on Tuesday, March 12, 1918, savored of anything but approaching Spring. It was a raw, disagreeable day, with rain, and if the temperature was lower, could have been ideal for a blizzard.— Ed. To find t h e rig h t classified a d a t the rig h t m em ent us, usually, more g o o d m a n a g e m e n t than good lu c k — y et you'll fe e l “ lucky'' ju s t th e same. Can be had at Chub- buck’s-an announcement that will please many who have previously tested and been satisfied with this high grade line of family remedies, each made from a proven pre scription by a g reat firm of manufacturing chem ists, famous for fifty years. We cordially rec ommend them for the ills of every day not serious enough for the doctor’s attention. a t CHUBBUCK’H Quality Drug Store The Drug Store where you can find whatever a good drug store ought to have. Main St. FKKEPOltT J Registration of voters in Freeport’ for the annual village election on Tuesday next took place last Satur day and in the two districts a total of 1912 was recorded. Women, who are privileged to vote for candidates the first time since suffrage was granted last Fall, registered to the number of .106 in the first district at the Excelsior Hook and Ladder Company House. The number of male registrations was 635; total, 943. In District (No. 2, Vigilant Hose Company House, 26/ women regis tered and 702 men; total, 969. Comparing the registrations of women with those of men the ratio, as readily appears, is less than one- third. i . In organizing the Boards of Regis tration, Mrs. Robert H. Earon of (South Side avenue, a prominent suf frage worker, was chosen chairwo man. She accepted the honors grace fully and treated the men members of the Board to cigars. MAYER’S PIG FARM MOST BE CLOSED Proprietor Made Liable for Cost of General Clean Up and Disinfection. Hempstead (Special.)—The pig gery of Isador Mayer on the Vande- water Farm a t East Hempstead, the license '/or which was revoked by the Town Health Board some time ago, will undoubtedly prove an un profitable 'investment. Recently Health Officer William Rhame report- eed to the State Department of Ag riculture that Dr. H. IS* Fields of Hempstead had inspected the piggery and found that one hundred of the pigs had died and that about fifty others were sick. Dr. Fields found the place in a very unsanitary condi tion. Dr. Rhame reported that about , a dozen shoats appeared to be in good health. On March 4»vO r. Rhame wrote to Mr. Mayer and found that seventy-five cans of garbage had been removed but that a large pile still remained. The Health Officer reported to the Health Board on Tuesday that a man had been engaged to clean up the place and disinfect it, for about $150 plus the cost of disinfecting material. The Board will attempt to collect this charge from Mr. Mayer. The State Itopartmcnt of Agricul ture has advised Dr. Rhame that the pigs which do not show evidence of infection may he destroyed under in spection and used if they are in a fit condition for such use. If they do not show visible symptoms of cholera on slaughter the Department advises, it is generally conceded that they are suitable for food purpose. Mr. Mayer, who is a resident of Freeport, it is understood, has not as yet put in a formal answer to the complaints about his hog farm. MOSQUITO DITCHING . TO BEGIN APRIL 1 On April 1 the Nassau County Mosquito Extermination Commission, which has headquarters in Freeport, will enter upon work under a new contract to drain the salt marshes of the south side by ditching. The work will begin where the 1917 contract ended, opposite Free port. It is expected that a point op posite Merrick will be reached this season. A minimum of 650,000 feet of marsh lands is expected to be cov ered in ditching and relief afforded in a measure to residents of the south side from the annoying hordes of mosquitoes. It will require several years, it is • estimated, to reduce the legions of mosquitoes that breed among the salt marshes. Beginning next Monday, weather permitting, the commission will start at the Greater New York easterly boundary to clean out the ditches dug last year. They have become clogged during the Winter. This will constitute a considerable part of the Commission’s work from year to year. Presented With Gold Badge. C. Wesley Golden of Freeport, State Councilor of New York for the Junior Order of United Ameri can Mechanics, was presented with a gold badge, emblematic of his of fice by Freeport Council No. 57 at its meeting last Friday evening. The presentation was made by Past Coun cilor John J. Dunbar. The State Councilor expressed his thanks to the donors of the gift, but said that it was not a complete surprise, as he had boon tipped off that “something was doing.” Any euiylvyi in your ulftc* “ pulHn* the wrong way?\ T h a t '* • fo r e of - <tmv«*eue« n*> kueiuw, een ■(■ jm ! Get m U reeU d In the *d» iu our e u lu a u Village Places One at Public Cere mony--High School Dedicates Another. Inclement weather last Saturday afternoon had no effect on the patri otism of Freeport residents in the raising of a beautiful Service Flag for the 220 young men of the com munity who are in the war. Nearly 1500 attended the exercises held on the lawned plot a short distance west of the railroad station on Railroad avenue, where the flag was hung be tween two large poles. Rev. R. Heber Scott of the Episco pal Church was chairman for the oc casion and the public school children took a prominent part in the pro gram. Two troops of Boy Scouts served as a guard of honor to the Hag'. The Scouts also had charge of raising it, and a “Salute to the Col ors” was given by their buglers. Applause from the assemblage and a noisy chorus from automobile horns mixed as the flag, containing 220 stars with the figures in large let ters, was unfurled. A gold star in remembrance of Cadet W. Clinton Story, who was recently killed at the aviation camp near Memphis, Tenn., appears con spicuously on the flag. The assemblage sang \The Star Spangled Banner” and Rev. A. C. Karkau of the Lutheran Church of fered an invocation to open the exer cises. Miss Ruth Spier, accompanied by Wallace Wells, cornetist, led the school children in a song and the flag was then unfurled. Rev. J. Sidney Gould of the Pres byterian Church formally presented the flag and it was accepted by Presi dent Sidney H. Swezey. Rev. S. O. Curtice of the M. E. Church recited “To the Flag,” and the exercises clos ed with benediction by Rev. John L. O’Toole of the R. C. Church. The Freeport High (School also (Continued on page 8) GILBERT WITHHOLDS MARRIAGE LICENSE Hempstead ((Special.)—Can a white man legally marry a negro wo man, or vice versa1, can a negro le gally marry a white woman, in this state? This is a question that Town Clerk Gilbert has been revolving in his mind since last Sunday morning when a negress (appeared with a white man at his home and both re quested that a license to marry be issued to them. The couple were accompanied by a male member of the Ethiopian race whom the Town Clerk thought at first was to be the bridegroom. Upon learning that th« colored woman and the white man wanted the license Town Clerk Gilbert refused to issue the permit, concluding that he was morally, if not legally, justified in withholding it. To settle the ques tion, however, the Town Clerk has written to the State Department of Health for an opinion on the ques tion. Tl.e couple who requested the li cense said that they live in Hemp stead and that the wedding arrange ments had been completed, the wed ding to take place this Saturday even ing. The Town Clerk says that he will not issue the licentee, junless compel led by the courts, ana it is safe to red let that the expected nuptials will e prorogued. WILL%Y0U CONTRIBUTE ? The Freeport Branch Red Cross Wants Financial Aid. We acknowledge with thanks the following contributions to the Free port Branch, A. R. C.: A friend, $3; a friend, $5; Henry L. Maxson, $5; Mrs. Werner Nygren, $10• Miss Loraine Pickford, $5; 500 Club, $1.75; Mrs. Jacob Post, $1; Mrs. Herbert O. Reast, $1; Mrs. Jere Brown, $1; Mrs. Arthur P. Davi son, $1; Arthur P. Davison, $1, the last five being regular monthly con tributions. Kindly make all checks payable to Freeport Branch, American Red Cross, and send to Mrs. Alfred T. Davison, chairman finance committee, 110 Pine street, Freeport, L. I. The Freeport Branch is most for tunate jn having such splendid work ers who are unceasingly sewing to make hospital garments; making sur gical dressings, and making the knit ted garments for our soldiers. Of course the purchasing of material is a very heavy expense, and we are constantly needing money. Supporting the Red Cross is the duty of everyone; we cannot give today and feel that our part is fin ished for the duration of the war. We now solicit regular monthly sub scriptions from everyone. This will solve the problem of financing the Red Crow here in Freeport. Will you omt, each one, pledge yourself to ^ make a regular monthly subscription? Seized With Paralytic Stroke at Luncheon in Freeport on Wednesday. Edgar Jackson, former County Judge of Nassau and one of its best known lawyers, with offices at Free port, was stricken with paralysis of the left side on Wednesday when par taking of dinner in Hildreth's restau rant on Railroad avenue, and from reports, his condition yesterday (Thursday) is serious. He was in the company of Village President Sidney H. Swezey, Counselor Leo Fishel and Cadman H. Fredericks at the time. The party was discussing the clos ing o f a title to property when Judge Jackson complained of dizziness and nausea. He was assisted to the auto mobile by Mr. Fredericks and driven to his home at Baldwin. Dr. William H. Rtincle and Dr. G. A. Newton had been summoned and they followed the - Fredericks automo bile in another. Police Chief Hanse, who was in the rear, and Attorney Fishel also accompanied the party in an automobile. Upon arriving a t his home. Judge Jackson was attended by the physicians. Judge Jackson served Nassau County from 1905 to 1911 in a double judiciary capacity, the offices of County Judge and Surrogate being coupled at the time. He defeated Jaimes P. Nieman, his Democratic op ponent, by a large majority. In 1910 he again had Mr. Nieman as opponent for County Judge and was defeated. Since his retirement as a county official, Judge Jackson has actively conducted to a considerable extent, real estate and testamentary affairs. TO RAISE 50 STAR FLAG Roosevelt Village to Fly Service Emblem Saturday Afternoon. The raising of a service flag in Roosevelt village has been arranged for tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon at 3 o'clock, and will be accompanied 'by appropriate exercises. The flag will be raised on Main street, opposite the Post Office, and is 6 x 10 feet and contains 50 stars, to show the nunrober of Roosevelt “boys” who have answered the call of Uncle Sam for war service. Major John J. Dixon, the command ing officer for the day, hopes to have as many of the enlisted men present as can be reached at the various camps, together with the veterans of the Civil War connected with D. B. P. Mott Post, Freeport, the Roosevelt Unit Field Music and a number of school children. Mr. Lytle, Jr., cor netist, has consented to play for the singing of patriotic airs. Addresses arc expected from Commander Wm. H. Patterson of the Mott Post, Colonel Seckerson and Capt. McAl lister, U. S. A. Rev. Mr. Coors will be master of ceremonies. PUBLIC HEARING MAR. 16 To be Held in Court House Mineola on New Charter. The Commission on the Govern ment of Nassau County will hold a public meeting on Saturday, March 16, a t 10 o’clock in the chambers of the Board of Supervisors in the Nas sau Court House, Mineola. The Commission was appointed to make a study of governmental condi tions in Nassau County with a view of making such recommendations as would bring about changes in the law to meet modern conditions. The Commission has held numerous pub lic meetings and has consulted with people prominent in the affairs of Nassau County. It has prepared a plan and a meeting next Saturday for the purpose of meeting with the residents of the county so that the various phases of the plan may be discussed with the residents. --------------- 4 --------------- To Have Road Inspector. Upon motion of Supervisor Rem- sen, the Board of Supervisors on Fri day last voted to create a new posi tion for the Town of North Hemp stead, the holder of the job to be known as Inspector of County Roads for North Hempstead. The appointee will draw $1500 per annum and his ex;>ense8 in addition. A Civil Ser vice examination will probably be held in the near future for the posi tion. -------------4 ------------- To Push Sale of Liberty Bonds. Every foot of ground on Long Inl and will be canvassed during the coming Liberty Loan campaign- The chairman of each of the local* com- mittes in Nassau and Suffolk coun ties, which comprise what is known as District No. 6 of the New York Federal Reserve District, have receiv ed instructions to extend the boun daries of their respective territories so that every part of the district will be equally well covered. * T h e \F o r gals ’ ad» in this paper e r e Hue httlw fu rn itu r e saUniw n I Incidents connected with the great Anderson's Ticket Sare to Poll blizzard of March 12, 1888, are un known to Freeportera who were bom about that time or later. These in cidents were very unusual, as the big snow storm continued for three days and tied up everything. From old newspaper records the Nassau Post finds that Hiram It. Smith, now Supervisor, drove the first team around the Smith street block and he did it well. Frank Pow ers' mules soon followed. Among Freeport commuters who went west on early Monday morning trains were George Wallace, George P. Bergen, Horace tSecor and H. P. Libby. They did not reach home un til Thursday. PASTOR CURTICE TO LEAYEJN APRIL Has Been Prominent in Civic, Fra ternal and Religious Life o f Freeport Having completed a five-year term as pastor of the Freeport M. E. 'S A U L i O f - C U t o T l C B Church, Rev. Saul O. Curtice will ac cording to an understanding with the Official Board, since last October, not return for another year. His suc cessor, according to reports, has hot yet been definitely decided upon, the church officials having under consid eration several promising candidates. Conference meets at New Britain, Connecticut, on April 18, and pastor Curtice is expected to deliver his farewell sermon shortly before that date. The Official Board of the Freeport Church has known since October that Pastor Curtice would not seek a re turn. The church has exercised a rule limiting engagements of minis ters to five years. Knowing this, Pas- j tor Curtice told the Official Board last Fall that he would not be a can- ! didate for re-appointment. I Before coming to Freeport, Pas tor Curtice was in charge of the First M. E. Church of Jamaica. His pastorate of five years has been harmonious and a gratifying success in every way. He is a schol arly and forceful preacher, with the desirable qualifications of pleasing personality and excellent enunciation. He has been consistently progressive in his work and under his guidance the Freeport Church has prospered, numerically, financially and other wise. Extensive alterations and improve ments, particularly to the Sunday School interior, have greatly increas ed its seating capacity and also that of the church auditorium, into which it can be opened by sliding doors. The church and the Sunday School have been recarpeted and decorated during his pastorate. A fine kitchen, with modem appurtances has been provided in the basement of the church structure, also a dining room with a seating capacity of about 300. Gymnasium apparatus has been pro vided for the boys of the parish, and through the various societies, appro priate social activities of church life increased. Pastor Curtice has featured his career at Freeport with periodic evangelistic meetings and these have been fruitful. Cordial and co-operative relations have been maintained by Pastor Cur tice with brother clergymen in Free port, among whom he is held in high esteem. Both he and his estimable wife have established a wide circle of warm friends in the village beyond the church congregation. A l l who know them will regret their depar ture, which is governed by the estab lished rule pertaining to paste rial re lations at the Freeport church. -------------- 4 --------------- Freeport Vamps to Re-Elect Officers Having passed a satisfactory year from an administrative standpoint, Freeport firemen do not expect to change their officials this year. John J. Randall, Jr., is slated lor re-elec tion a» Chief; Clarence Wilhams as First Assistant and S. Dimon Smith as Second Assistant. Large Vote a t the Election Next Tuesday. Voters of Freeport, which includes the new citizenry, women, will have two tickets to choose from on Tues day next as the result of independent nominations for officers having been filed by the Citizens’ Party to oppose the People’s Party ticket. The Citizens’ ticket will be headed by El wood R. Brindel for President as an opponent of Robert G. Ander son, the People’s nominee. As a run ning mate to Brindel the Citizens have named Hamilton G. King for Trustee in opposition to Franklin Be dell. The other nominees ,are the same as on the People’s ticket; John H. Mahnken, for trustee; S. Dimon Smith for Treasurer and I). Frank Seaman for Collector. The Citizen movement was a late creation, the petitions naming the candidates reaching the village office late last week and being completed shortly before the expiration of the ten-day limit prescribed by law. The Citizens have adopted an an chor as their emblem and declare as issue the equalization of taxes and assessments. A public meeting, to which all voters are invited, will be held in Brooklyn Hall tomorrow (Saturday) evening at 8.15 p.m. Introduction of a ticket by the Cit izens \will enliven the campaign and the election which is to conclude it on Tuesday next. The. People’s Party, which has existed since the village was incorporated, would have had a “walk-over” otherwise. Those promi nently affiliated with the party are nfidient that the entire ticket will be elected. Robert G. Anderson, former Post master, and present County Commis sioner of Jurors, accepted the nomina tion of the People’s Party after being urged by many friends. He is well qualified for the office, having lived in Freeport practically all his life, and is thoroughly familiar with its affairs and needs. He has been ac tive in the fire department, also in numerous fraternal and social organi zations and prior to his ^appointment as Postmaster was in business with his (father, the late John Anderson, for many years. He has been active in civic affairs and promoting the development of Freeport and is looked upon as one of its foremost citizensl The election to be held next Tues day from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., will be at Excelsior Hook and Ladder Company House in District No. 1 and a t Vigi lant Hose Company House in District No. 2. Taxpayers will have submitted the following propositions: To raise $15,- 000 for all night street lighting and repairs to the plant, $10,000 for main taining the police department, $1,000 for cement sidewalks, to spend $5,000 from the light fund for extensions, $5,000 from the water fund for exten sions, giving the Trustees authority to cancel the least- with New York City for the former Horsfall mill pond property, obtained for park purposes, and $1,500 for installing fire gongs and indicators to connect the fire houses and the village power plant. The retiring Board of Village Trustees has estimated that $61,250 will be required for ordinary ex penses in the village during the pres ept fiscal year. L. I. MAN KILLED BY GERMAN BOMB Information was received by Mrs. Albert De Angelis of Baldwin this week that her brother, Tom Vacchio, who resided in the village a number of years and conducted a barber shop on Grand avenue, had been killed at Bassano, Italy, by a bomb from a German aeroplane. Vacchio was 43 years of age and had been serving with the Italian army. He left Baldwin soon after the war broke out, for Italy, where his wife and five daughters were, to bring them to America. They had gone from here on a visit. He was placed in the army service by the Italian authoritiee soon after he reached his native land. Having good command oif the English language he was made an interpreter for the In telligence Office to aid hia country in affairs with the American soldiery or others. Vacchio was a member of the Bald win fire department and popular. He located in the village in 1906. When he left he expected to soon return and did not take a 15 year-old son with him. He is with Mr. and Mrs. De Angelis. The accident which caused the death of Vacchio happened on Lin coln’s Birthday. The German bomb, according to information, destroyed part or all of Vaochio’s head. He was buried in Italy. H o w uutujr worth-w h ile thluee tu life A e wlweye to be eeoomphehed through TSY IN U JU S T ONCE? Not aw a y -end th e JUST O N C E ’ FOLKS a r e usually failu re, ee eW - eifted advertieeie.