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the VOL. 9, No. 18 FREEPORT, M. Y., FRIDAY, JUNE 7, 1918 ONE DOLLAR PER YEAR HICKS TELLS OF i'"''*™ i^^^'^^ ^^^o'' N. Y.'S PATRIOTISM 'TliTcX'sX""' Give Sammary of Enlistments to Navy and Army From , State. In a little more than a year New York State has .sent to the colors 18.5,260 men, or more than eleven per cent of the total sent by the entire country. Of this number the various naval branches of the service have received 47,803 and the army 137,457. New York State's contributions to the naval forces exceed 13 per cent of the total. In the House of Representatives re¬ cently Congressman Frederick C. Hicl<s, referring to a letter and two general orders of Adjutant General Charles H. Sherrill relative to New York's recruiting, said: "Mr. Speaker, without any spirit of bragfradocio or any desire to be considered obsessed with narrow state pride, I have thought, in justice to the efficient service rendered by the officers and the civilians who have generously contributed their time and their efforts to the administration of the law, a swell as to the splendid pa¬ triotism of the -men of New York and the unquestioned loyalty of her citi¬ zens, that it was proper to set forth what they have accompished and to show how steadfastly our boys are upholdinK the honor of the flag in foreign service, afloat and ashore, as well as protiacting lives and property without our borders. Unmeasured credit is due them for their unselfish¬ ness, and unstinted praise for their noble purpose in serving both in thj nation and the state-" Congressman Hicks included in his remarks a detailed statement of the number of men furnished to ths vari¬ ous branches of the army and navy as follows: Number of New York men in the service: Department of the Navy May 1, 1918 Total In Rejtular Navy 198.563 From New York 21,928 Total in Naval Reserve Force 101.083 From New York 20,225 Total National Naval Volunteers .... 15.000 From New York 2,050 .Total in Marine CorpH 37,126 From New York 3.800 Department of the Army . April in, 1918. Tittal Hent to CHmpii under -selective draft. National Army S71.213 From New York 92,949 Total enlistment.s in Regular Army, April 1. lillT, to April 10, 1918. 404.941 Fri.m Ni'w Y.)rk 44,508 "New York, with a population of nearly 10,000,000, has furnished more than 10 per cent of the total number of men who are now i^orvinp- with the colors. You can always depend upon the loyalty and patriotism of the citizen.'* of New Y'ork, and the figures piven above dL-nionstrat; that now, in thi.-* hour nf cri.sis, as in the past, when the call of country sounds throu^rhout the nation tho P'mnire State has responded with more than her full share in defense of the Re¬ public and for the honor of the flag." ,4ft*r considerable deliberation and di.^cussion by the Freeport Fire Coun¬ sel and the Village Trustees relative to awarding the t.'id for a motoristed wagon to be used by Bayview Hose Company No. 3, a contract has been signed with the .\merican La F'rance Company and the apparatus is to be de ivered in 120 working days. With delivery of the wagon, the entire Free- port department will be equipped with notor apparatus, strictly up-to-date. The Bayview wajron will hold 1,200 feet of hose. It will have a 40-jfallon chemical tank, 10-foot extension lad¬ der that will reach 20 feet, a roof lad¬ der and other accessories, The con¬ struction will be of steel with centre partition to the body. The taxpayers voted $3,500 for the wagon, but it will cost about $3,300. COMEDY AT WANTAGH Good Cheer Club in "The Farmer- • ette" and Other Attractions. The entertainment to be given in the Warrtagh Parish House on Satur¬ day evening by the Good Cheer Club 'for thp h'enefit of the organ and heat¬ ing funds, promises to be the most at¬ tractive given in years and a crowd¬ ed house should greet the perform¬ ers. .\ three-act comedy, "The Farmer¬ ette," under direction of Mr. and Mrs. Harry J. Thomas, will be one of the program features. The cast of characters will be local, including Miss Lida Van Nostrand, who is to appear as Jane Wellington, sixteen and still "unkissed;" Miss Emily Box, who will appear as Elinor Welling¬ ton, a born home-maker; Miss Aemes Box, as Jocelyn Wellington, a little bugologist; Miss Bertha Box as Mrs. Beckwith, an unfriendly neighbor; Mrs., Grover C. Siems as Nan Well¬ ington, "The Farmerette," Miss An¬ na K, Grimm as Minette Wellington Lawson, an admirer of soulful eves, and Mra. Harry J. Thomas, as Gra¬ cious Ann Bean, a colored "pusson," and a believer in "calicothenics." Besides the comedy, the Paultons. "Ted" and "Jack," will give a musi¬ cal sketch entitled. "The Blind Beg¬ gars,"' accompanied by Miss Con¬ stance Paulton. Other musical features will he vio¬ lin selections by Oswald Krause and .songs by Miss Constance Paulton. The '"ccompanist will be Miss Helen .\. Jackson. « _ TO MELT OLD JEWELRY LEVY KNOCKS OUT SPEED ORDINANCE Freeport Counselor Defeats Lyn¬ brook Attto Charge, Proving Failare to Follow Law. Prominent Nassau Women Plan Treasure Drive for Aviators. (f^ »^ The Vacant Chair Turn to Music as a Solace 'Till he returns from "Over There." Music will ease the aching heart and recall the happier days of peace. Music is what you need to while away the lonely eveninisrs until he comes back. Not an imitation of music but real music—music actually Recreated as is possible only with The NEW EDISON "The Phonograph with a Soul" The marvciout liistrumcBt which Re-Crcatcs tbe tingcr't voice with Mtch fidelity that no bumao car can detect the artUt irom the New Edllon. Let i's l>«iiiuuiitrat« CHUBBUCK'S Quality Drug Store EU180N A(iENT8 FKBEPOKT .•\ treasure and trinket drive for Nassau County, the first efl'ort of this kind on Long Island, wili be undertak¬ en by prominent women within the next two weelcs, under the direction of the National .A.id .Society. Mrs. James B. Hendrick of Glen Cove, sis¬ ter of Supreme Court Justice Town- send Scudder, leader of the drive, is appointinjr aids in the several zones into whicii the county will be divided. .Mr.-*. p:(lward Willets of We$tbury will bs in charge of tho Westbury anil iRoslyn zone, Mrs. John F. O'Rourke of Croat .\eck will have the Great I Neck, Port Wa.'iliiiiK'ton and .Manhas- ;.«et zone, Mrs. Hcniy W. Warner of i.^^yo.sset the Oyster JJay, .Syo.sset and I Fast Xorwich zone. l>nrin;r the last week of June _the residents of N'assau will he asked to deliver to the zone head(iuarters any silverware, jewelry, jfold coins, or trinkets of any di'.-;c'ri}>tion, either sol¬ id or plaft'd ware. "The proceeds of jthe sale of the articles will be used to provide comforts for the aviation branch of the service. Couniielor at law George Morton Ivcvy of Fr4bport, recently exonerated by Justice E. T. Neu of Lynbrook from a charge of violating the speed law by running his automobi.e 30 miles an hour, delivered a knock-out bk)w to the village ordinance and the signs placed as warnings to automo- bilists. The Counselor represented himself and another defendant name<l Weiss. It was the second oflFense for the coun¬ selor, as he was accu.sed of speeding about a year ago and defeated the charge. Testimony at the recent hearing was given by a motorcycle officer who admitted that both defendants were driving careful.y and that he would not have made an arrest if it were not for the fact that his speedometer showed a rate of 30 miles an hour,for the automobilists. Under .Section 287 of the Highway Law Counselor Levy contended no crime whatever had been committed unless a proper and le.:^al village ordinance had been violated. He raised the question whether Lynbrook had a legel speed ordinance for motor vehicles which cou.d be enforced and contended that so far as proof went, there was nothing be¬ fore the court to show that the vil¬ lage of Lynbrook had any such ordi¬ nance. The contention was raised that unless the court could take ju¬ dicial notice of the existence of such an ordinance, that the first step in the cases had not been complied with and therefore the motions for dis¬ missal should be granted. Counselor Levy pointed out what Section 941 of the Code of Civil Pro¬ cedure specilfied as methods of proof of a village ordinance. He aiso showed what the highway law stipulated aa to the kind of signs to be placed con¬ spicuously on each main public high¬ way at the village line. Argument was made that no evidence had ibeen adduced to show signs of the type prescribed by the highway law. Sec. 288, had l>een erected, and further that the complainant's witness ad¬ mitted he did not know what the signs contained. The essence of the crime, according to Counselor Levy, was reck ess driv¬ ing, presumptously created by driving at the rate of more than fifteen miles an hour. The allepred ordinance was void, he maintained, because it at¬ tempted to make a violation a mis¬ demeanor, which invalidated it. Seaman Protests Against Road Money Apportionment TWO YOUNG WOMEN STRANGELY MISSING In Friendly Joast With Doughty, Oyster Bay Man Is Oatwitted. SETTLING FREIGHT RA TES Co-Operation of Shippers Sought in Adjusting Higher Schedule. .\\\ questions of freiji'iit rates to and from Long Island point.s, ai-ising un¬ der General Order No. 28, have been nlaced under tbe jurisdiction of the Trunk Line District Frei^Hit Com¬ mittee, H. C. Burnett, chairman, with headduartcrs at 143 Liberty street, New York City. Regional Director A. H. Smith an- nounce.s that the Director General of Railroatls invites the co-oper.ition of the shipi>ing |nit)lic in working." out a satisfactory adjustment of the freight rates on the higher level now neces¬ sary. .\il shippers who desire to make .suggestions as to the maintenance of established differentials or the re-ad¬ justment of fri'i).;ht rates under CJen- eral Order No. 28 may present their views through the freight tratlic of- 'icers of the railroads serving them, l)ut if shippers feel, after presenting .«uch .matters to tlieir home roads that they want their views given fur¬ ther consideration, the freight com¬ mittee for the territory or di.strict involved will be glad to hear and con¬ sider any proposal or su^rgestion the shippers have to offer. BRILLIANT CONCERT ! SHORTEN B. A. COURSE Given by Hempstead Society Girl Assisted by Miss de Laney. Tlie costume concert given in Hempstead on .May 27 by .Miss Lou iStowe, one of the village's local so¬ ciety girls, was a distinct triumph, worthy of older and more experienoed women trained in the profession. There was a large local attendance, evidencing Miss Stowe's popularity aside from any program features. Miss Stowe was assisted by Miss Jos¬ ephine de Laney, pianist. The program grouped in five parts, enabled .Misa Stowe to exhibit her ability in Colonial songs, southern songs, love song tunes, little girl songs and little boy songs. Her cos¬ tumes harnM>nized ^propriately with the role in epm group. As might l»e expecte<J, when one plays in tiheir "own home town," the audience was appreciative and en¬ thusiastic. But an outside critic could well recognise Miss.Stowe'8 abilitv and her work fieserves a lot of credit. Miss Stowe is tho dauir^ter of Mr. iA!\d Mrs. Charles V. Stowe of Hvmp- stwad. Mineola (Special)—Judging from a discussion which took place at a meet¬ ing of the Board of Supervisors last Saturday, Oyster Bay township, if the views of its supervisor, William H. Seaman, can be taken as a guide, is not readily going to recede from the position that it took early in the spring, when Oyster Bay and North Hempstead politicians vigorously op¬ posed the scheme to apportion county road monies with respect to assessed valuation rather than with regard to the mileage of county roads in each political unit of the county. The dis-_ cussion refered to was participated in' by Supervisor Doughty and pSupeyi- sor Seaman, the latter claming that the state does not apportion its road maintenance monies with respect to assessed valuation, but with regard to the mileage only. As an example of the state's policy. Supervisor 'Sea¬ man cited figures which show that while Suffolk County has over 100 miles of county roads its assessed val¬ uation is only about ninety-eight mil¬ lions of dollars. Nassau County has an assessed valuation of about 139,- OOO.OOO and only about fifty-five miles of county roads. The supervisor from Oyster Bay quoted these figures to .bolster his opinion that county road monies ought not to be apportioned with respect to assessed valuation, but only with respect to the needs of par¬ ticular sections, the territory to be supplied with roads, using the larg¬ est division, such as a county or state a.s a unit for basing money appropri¬ ations. Supervisor Doughty expressed the opinion that Suffolk County has been getting more patronage from Albany than Nassau County, saying that Nas¬ sau is just now coming into its own. The people at Albany didn't know that Nassau County was on the map until a few years ago, said the supervisor from the branch, and now we are get¬ ting back some of the things that were taken away from us, l.psrinning aa far back as the days when the Democrats controlled the yueens County Supervisors and Hempstead townsiiip got oniy a little of what it was entitled to. Oyster Bay getting some of the juicy slices in those days. Of cour.se Supervisors Seaman and Doughty did not come to an agree¬ ment on the question that has stirred the politicians of the county and it is doubtful if they ever will. Supervi¬ sors 'Smith, Remsen and Craft paid liut little attention to the argument. One pointed question was put by Su¬ pervisor Doughty toward the end of the debate which rather served to bring the question to a sudden end¬ ing. It was this, in substance: "Did you, Mr. Seaman, when you were county superintendent of highways, submit your estimate of road moneys needed with regard to the mileage of the county roads in each township?" Sui>ervisor Seaman was forced to ad¬ mit that he did not. Of course, con¬ tinued Supervisor Doughty, it makes a difference to you now, Mr. Seaman, that you are a supervisor instead of a superintendent of highways. Of course, you are eager to get all the votes you can and the more money you get for county roads in your town the more votes you will probably get. if our re-election depends to a consid¬ erable extent on matters of this kind. Leave Roosevelt Homes for Work, Bat Disappear—tare of Sol-, diers Suspected. The village of Roosevelt has a dou¬ ble mystery in the disappearance of Mrs. Edna Hava, aged 22 years, and Miss Lillian Wider, the 18-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Wider. I The young women have been miss¬ ing since Monday, May 27, when they left •their homes for the purpose, as they stated, to work in the Curtice Engineering Corporation's plant at Garden City. Neither have been seen nor heard of since. 1 The Wider family notified County Detective Carman Plant, and he, with other officials, have been endeavoring to locate the missing young women. I Mrs. Hava left an infant daughter when she disappeared. This is in care of her parents. It is reported that she has not been living with her hus¬ band. Miss Wider has been known as a home girl, having refrained from go¬ ing out much. She is fairly attrac¬ tive, as is Mrs. Hava. There is a suspicion that the young women have been lured from home by soldier uniforms. ¦Miss Wider, when she left home, wore a gray plaid skirt, sailor hat, waiste of old rose color and laced shoes. She had a plain gold ring on her left hand marked "L. W." L I COMMUTERS EASED Learn That Jane Tickets Will Be Honored Without Raise. ConrM*uters from Long Island vil¬ lages have been at ease since Sat¬ urday when word came from Wash¬ ington that their commutation tickets for June wou.d be honored until us¬ ed up, despite the announced increase in cost of mileage. Several days ago it was reported that all commuters would have to turn their tickets in on June 10, when the three cents a mile rate goes into effect and pay an increased rate for the remainder of the month. That this wa.s only a rumor iS evidenced l)y ihe orders of Director General Mc- .Vdoo that all such tickets, purchased before the day of the increase would l)e good until used up." The rai.roads are considering es¬ tablishing a universal mileage l;«ok trood for all parts of the country at the new rate of three cents a mile. DIVORCES WRIGHT Wife of Former Banker Obtains Decree in Pennsylvania GREENFIELD THRONGED Hundreds at Cemetery During Dec¬ oration Periods-Effective Scene. FREEPORT SCHOOLS FIELD DAY EVENTS Greenfield Cemetery, the pictures¬ que burial spot near Hempstead, had hundreds of visitors during the .Me¬ morial Day period. Great interest was manifested in the graves and plots this year, the result being that they never pi;esent- ed a better appearance. Superintendent George H. Papen- meyer and a large force of men were kept busy putting plots in order and with other details, while many work¬ ers were hired privately. .\ dramatic feature of the Decor¬ ation Day visit of the Grand .Army men from Hempstead was a guard of honor formed by 3,5 soldiers in the present service. .As a few o.d "boys in blue" marched with slow and feeble step under the cemetery arched entrance, the boys in khaki lin¬ ed up on either side of the roadway, .«tood at attention and saluted. Tears filled the eyes of many witnesses to the affecting scene. At Amherst College for Men With- I in the Draft Age. "The world-war has transfornwd \nvherst College," said Ward C. Moon of Freeport, recently to a Post reportier. The conversation was about colleges and higher education. "Not that scholarship is suffering there. The devotion of the college to its for¬ mer standards and ideals is too deap- rooted for that. But military drill has a place on the curriculum, and day after day the entire student body drills on the campus. "Many ol the classrooms are meet¬ ing the emergency demands of "war without any sacrifice of the original purposes of the course. There is a practical course in topography draw¬ ing and military nmp making. "The most striking modiflcatiuu of the work at Aniherwt is the addition of a two-year course of study for students with tw«> yeaxs of draft agK. The two-year course is established to meet the conditions resulting from the draft law, and no atudent will Jw adiiuttod to the ooursc after ttiMW< conditiuna ceane to «xiat." Mrs. Ethel Ja.vne Wright, wife of Warren Wright, has been granted a decree of absolute divorce by the Court of Common Pleas in Chester County, Pennsylvania, where she has been residing with her son, .Malcolm, for the past two years. Mrs. Wright was formerly a .Miss Jayne. Her parents reside in Bauhvin, where her husband engaged in the liiushroom business after severing connections with the Bank of Rock¬ ville t^entre, where he held a responsi¬ ble iJosition. The couple married seven years atro, but separateil after a period of differences, according to reports, Mrs. \VrlglU going away and her hus- l)and not knowing of her wherea- i)outs, according to a statement by him. MARION, A LIEUTENANT \ Former Ocean Side Boy Advanc¬ ed in Army Service. The field day events of Freeport High School pupils on Olive Boule¬ vard last Saturday afternoon did not attract a large assemblage, probably on account of the warm weather and other affairs, but the contests were interesting, honors in a majority of I cases being fought for with Axcap- I tional zeal. , A jumping Jack drill by over 40 girls under direction of Miss Helen ' E. Wicks, physical directress, an Ir- [ ish dance in costume and dancing of I the Italian tarantella with tambou- I rines by a number of girls, elected ! much approval. I To-morrow (Saturday) afternoon I at 2.30 p.m., on Olive Boulevard, the j Grammar Schools will hold their first ! field day events. ! Superintendent Ward C. .Moon wiil ! be the referee and J. W. Dodd, direc- I tor. The starter will be H. R. Tucker i and the clerk of the course, C. Ryan, : '20; L. Cu.Timings, '20, will be the an- : nouncer. The timers will l>e Dr. ' Julien Dean, .Albin X. Johnson and ! H. Smith. The track judges will be i'.Mrs. Robert H. Earon, Mrs. .Stanley ' Smith and .Miss Wicks. The field judges wi.l l)e Rev. R. Heber Scott, : .August y. Johnson and D. Sutherland, Jr.; Sam 'Lieberman, '18, will be the \ chief .scorer. I There will be lit events in all for 1 ays and girls, including a wand drill l)y .M1 girls from each of tHe four schools. The proceeds of the meet wiil be ap¬ plied to the Junior Red Cross. DRILLING TO SPELL Pupils Rehearse for County Contest —Five Qualify for Cornell. Pupils of the Nasaau County public schools are drilling in spelling for the contest to be heid at the Hempstead High School on Saturday, June 15, for the county championship. The pre¬ liminary contests will ba held at East Rockaway in the second district and in Mineola in the first district last week. The result of these two contests will furnish forty-five good spehers for the county championship. Five high school graduates in the county qualified for the examination for a scholarship to Cornell ColWge. The examination w^as held at the Court House in Mineola on Monday with the fol.owing competitors enter¬ ed: Miss .Ada Edsell uf Far Rocka¬ way, Miss Jennie Kinsey of Hemp¬ stead, Juliua Dworschak, Jr., of Rockville Centre; Felix Raifschaeider, Jr., of Crardan City, and Georg« Flint •f Great Neck. \ Another Long Island boy who has j risen from the ranks to second lieu- ! tenant in the regular army is Ralph (.Marion, who for two years ran a I farm owned by his mother in Ocean I Side. Lieutenant Marion is 2G years i of age and a decendant of tTie famous General .Marion, the "'Swamp Fox" of Revolutionary days. He was l)orn in Ri\erhead and when he enlisted lived at 81 Columbia Heights, Brooklyn. His promotion was rapid. His first connection in the service was with the Spruce Lunil)er Pro¬ duction Division of the Signal Corps ast November. On his arrival at Vancouver Barracks, State of Wash¬ ington, he was made sergeant and soon attained the rank of master sig¬ nal electrician, the highest non-com¬ missioned rating he could obtain. His j work as yard foreman in the cut up mill attracted the attention of his ^ superiors and he was recommended for a commission. ^ Lieutenant Marion is a specialist in lumber, having attended the Col¬ lege of Agriculture at Cornell Uni¬ versity and »lso worked at landscape gardening for Lewis & Valentine,! Roslyn. , f I Five Take Cornell EummaUons. Five high achool graduates from the north and south side villages on Saturday morning, June 1, took schol¬ arship examinations at the Court Hou&e, Mineola, to qualify for admit¬ tance into Cornell University. They were: Felix Reifschneider, Jr., of the Henapatead Higrh School i Julius Dworachak, Jr., of South Sjde High School, Rockville Centre; Miss Ada Eijaell of Cedarhurst, a graduate of the Far Rockaway High School; Geo. Flint of the Great Neck Hi^h School, and Miaa Jennie Kinsey of the Heiap- ttead High Scikool. The number of coutaatauts exc«*Mi«d that of last year. County Spelling Bee June 15. The county school sjielling bee will be held at the Hempstead High School on .Saturday, June 1."), at which time the county championship will ibe decided. There will be seventeen stu¬ dents from schools in the First Dis¬ trict of which Dr. James .A. Cooley is the District Superintendent, and fifteen from the South Side, of which We.lington C. .Mepham i.s district su¬ perintendent. There will also be three each from the following schools: Hempstead, Rockville Centre, Free- port, Great Neck and Port Washing¬ ton. The preliminary contests have been concluded and the big event will bring out the best spellers of the county. In the contest -will be about twenty chil¬ dren who have 100 per cent in spell¬ ing thus far. Freeport Police to Hold Dance. '.MenVbers of the Freeport Police force, who are bandeil together in an association, have arrangied for an an¬ nual dance to be held in Brooklyn Hail on Wednesday evening of next week, June 12. The proceeds of thj affair will be applied to ajxling the vacation fund of the patrolmen. The price of tickets has been placed at nfty cents, and they may be purchased from any mem¬ ber of the force. Ked Cross Donations. The Freeport Branch of the Ameri¬ can Red Croas asknowledges the fol¬ lowing contributionH: .Anthony Kipp, $5; Mrs. Annie J. Rider, Mrs. Charles Young and Mr*. Elizabeth Hewlett |1 each monthly; and Miss Lillian Nilfie, 9^ monthly; Mrs. Charles Conobs, fl; Miss Edirth Magnus, %2; Miis liartha Cotburn, 110; Thun^lay Social Club, Mn. Jm. Han.se, treasurer, |12.50i «<Nitribut»oii from friends, f'^.
|Title||Nassau Post 19180607; Title|
VOL. 9, No. 18
FREEPORT, M. Y., FRIDAY, JUNE 7, 1918
ONE DOLLAR PER YEAR
HICKS TELLS OF i'"''*™ i^^^'^^ ^^^o'' N. Y.'S PATRIOTISM 'TliTcX'sX""'
Give Sammary of Enlistments to Navy and Army From , State.
In a little more than a year New York State has .sent to the colors 18.5,260 men, or more than eleven per cent of the total sent by the entire country. Of this number the various naval branches of the service have received 47,803 and the army 137,457. New York State's contributions to the naval forces exceed 13 per cent of the total.
In the House of Representatives re¬ cently Congressman Frederick C. Hicl|