Freeport Little Leaguers will answer "Play Ball" call on Sat-urday,
May 9th,after traditional parade thru business district.. .An
"AroundLong Island"boat race starting and ending inFreeportSched-uled
for June 6th has already attracted over 100 entrants including wide-ly
known personalities such asGuy Lombardo, Joe VanBlerck andGeo.
Sarant...Gala plans include ceremonies at conclusion at RandallPark
and a mile long block party on the new Woodcleft Avenue. .. in response
to popular demand, Waterfront Committee endeavouring to secure pro-perty
at corner of MillRoad andHanseAvenue for a small boat launch-ing
ramp.. .Adequate parking facilities for cars with boat trailers near-by
on Mill Road now ready with the completion of 5 acre land fill oper-ation.
.. Bids to be received on May llth for a 30 x 50 all purpose build-ing
to be constructed at Northeast Park. . Construction of Kiddies Rec-reational
area at LibertyAve. Park to commence by May 10th. . .Free-port
Fire Department Planning a Safe and Sane July 4th capped by a
highly interesting firemanic show and fireworks display at Freeport
Stadium... This show will include a stock car race for Ladies only with
15 participants.... Tickets for the Annual Concert of the Freeport Com-munity
Orchestra scheduled for June 1st atF.H. S. Auditorium being
handled by Zipper's Pharmacy. . .Walkway through to Main Streetfrom
new Henry Street parking field to be opened May 15th. . . L* L, R. R. to be
in service on temporary tracks by same date with station facilities quar -
tered at Henry Street. ..Due to creation of new sewer district for Mei-ster
Beach area with work scheduled for this summer, the paving of
gutters in this area has been shelved to early Fall. <,. Freeport Police
will sport open collared short sleeve shirts this summer.. .Specifica-tions
for bids being prepared by Village Engineers for new Water Mains
to be installed on S. Long Beach Ave. South of Atlantic, Roosevelt Ave. ,
S. Bay Ave. , Ray St. and Westside Avenue. .. Installation of more new
mercury St. lighting to be resumed as Electrical Line Dep't. nears
completion of major projects. . .Freeporters saddened by the untimely
death of Lt. Herb Pear sail of the Police Dep't. , a veteran of 30 years
... Two further casualties in same dep't. were recent heart attacks
suffered by Lt. Steve Carpenter and Patrolman Fred Montross, both
convalescing in Doctors' Hospital. .. Freeport Fire Dep't. Rescue Co.
mourning loss of one of its most popular members, Joe Keely who pass-ed
away week of April 26th. . . Dog owners are warned of the prohibitions
against animals running at large and the possibility of their strays being
picked up by the town Dog Catcher.
FREEPORT MEMORIAL LIBRARY
FREEPORT, NEW YORK
WAY 1 1
WILLIAM F. GLACKEN. MAYOR
THEODORE M. LANG
ARTHUR R. MULLER
ROBERT S. MCLELLAN
GEORGE H. FAIRBERG
ROBERT L. DOXSEE.
LEONARD D. B. SMITH.
KENNETH E. VOUGHT.
PUBLISHED MONTHLY BY THE VILLAGE OF FREEPORT
Vol. 9 - 5 May, 1959
Demolition of the Freeport R. R. Station constructed in 1898.
PRESENTING YOUR COMMISSIONERS
Cord Viebrock, Chairman of
the Freeport Housing Authority, will
soon celebrate 50 years in America-
— and, as he came here at the age of
13 from Bremen, Germany, this is
one way of revealing his age. Cord
had no formal education in America
but he did have strong ambition, abil-ity
to work hard and an abundance of
common sense. He was soon a suc-cessful
merchant operating ice cream
and candy stores in various localities
around the metropolitan area and then
settled in Freeport in 1932.
Cord is a gold star father —
his son Lt. John Viebrock was killed
while with the AmericanArmy in Eu-rope.
In 1946 Cord became a mem-ber
of the Planning Board, in 1947-
48 the Zoning Board and in 1949 a Vil-lage
Trustee, a post to which he was re-elected regularly. In January
1958 he resigned to become chairman of the Housing Authority.
Under his supervision, a garden-type apartment has been built
inFreeport consisting of 1 to 6 room units at no cost to the Village due
to a combination of government subsidy and a plan for self liquidation
of costs over the next 40 years, the end of which time full title reverts
to the municipality. One of Cord's proudest accomplishments is the
plans and details for the Elderly Citizens Housing soon to materialize
in our village.
Cord is married to the former Henrietta Waetje, who was also
born inGermany. They met, however, in America. They have a mar-ried
daughter, Harriet Zimm, and four grandchildren. A former mem-ber
of the Freeport Merchants Association and past president of the
Chamber of Commerce, Cord admits today that the Housing Authority
is his biggest hobby.
Cord Viebrock, Chrmn.
Free port Housing Authority
MEMORIAL DAY OBSERVANCE
Samuel D. Gerber, Chairman and Grand Marshall of theFree-port
Memorial Day Observance Committee has announced a mostfitting
and impressive program for Saturday, May 30th, 1959. A Parade con-sisting
of four divisions comprising over forty organizations will be
reviewed at the Village Green adjoining the Municipal Building by the
Con*t. on bottom of page 3
KNOW YOUR DEPARTMENT HEADS
Raymond T. Keirnan
The Keirnan a are an old Free-port
family and Raymond T. Keirnan,
Village Purchasing Agent was one of
10 Keirnan children. Ray's connec-tion
with municipal affairs goes back
a bit, if indirectly, to when his father
Patrick Keirnan owned a home on
the site of the present municipalbldg .
Ray served as Park commis-sioner
from 1947 to 1953. A former
captain of the Freeport High School
Football team (1923) sport minded Ray
brought paid professionall football
games to the Freeport .Stadium. In.
1947 he was successful in getting the
New York Yankees to play the Chicago
Rockets at the Stadium. From the
time he joined the Park Commission
the Stadium has operated in the black .
Serving as chair man of the Park
Commission from 1952-1953, Ray be-came
Village Inspector also in 1952
and became Village Purchasing Agent in 1954. He places a quarter of
a million a year in purchases, exclusive of those he handles for the
power plant. He operates his procurement activity along quotation and
bid methods approved by New York State. Through standardization of
purchasing Ray proudly states he has saved considerable money for
the taxpayers. He also follows a policy of placing as much pur chasing
locally as possible. Ray's background with the Nestle Company and
with Grumman Aircraft give him a sound background in progressive
Married to former Evelyn W.Randall, of Hampstead.New Hamp-shire,
Ray has a multitude of interests including music, books and a
half dozen civic enterprises. With his pipe and bland manner you might
not suspect that Ray is a "Can do" guy who really gets things done and
MEMORIAL DAY OBSERVANCE (con't.)
Village Board. After the Parade all organizations will assemble on
the Green for Ceremonies which will include addresses by Comm.
Arthur Pearce of the V.F.W. , Comm. Ben Ciaravino of the American
Legion and Mayor Wm. F. Glacken.
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