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NEWS OF FREEPORT —nnd— SURROUNDING TOWNS Nassau County Review FIVE CENTS A COPY YOUR NEWS STANDS Official Paper, Village of Freepcnt FREEPORT, N. Y., FRIDAY, MAY 21, 1920 Vt»L XXUI, No. 21 NEW FREEPORT SCHOOL SITE TO BE ON WEST MERRICK ROAD 1^ Question To Be Debated At a Public Meeting Of the School Diatrict _0n June 14 there will be held in the Village of FVeeport a public meeting for the inhabitants of the P>ee School istrict No. 9, ia order to decide by bal- ' lot as to whether or not the Board of Education will be allowed to purchase a propo.-fd site for a new school for fifty thous.-iild dollars. The site picked out is known as the Bergen property at the corner of Ber- fen place and Weat Merrick road, ust why sites in less expensive parts of the town, and also less dangerous, | were not included in a parcel to be SUNDAY SPEEDERS FEAR FREEPORT TWO HRESjN AN HOUR I MASQUERADE DANCE AT FEEEPORT CLUB Officer Hahn Lands Large a Crop Of Speed Demons Before Judge Johnson The Tuesday mominK "speeders" court held before JudKe Johnson in Freeport, brought out an unusually large number of cases this week, all of which had been caught Sunday af¬ temoon by the keen discrimination of brought before the meeting, is not Motorcycle Officer John A. Hahn, who ".S^"' '* '"8' becominK the terror of the The proposed site was visited Wed nesday afternoon and from the opin ion of a layman, it would be said that Merrick road is no place for a achool pf any kind. At the time when the schools were lettintf out on Wednes¬ day afternoon, thirty-two automobiles passed in the. time that it takes to ¦walk the length of one block. Is that running into unnecessary danger? It is a question to be decided by the peo¬ ple. The plains for the proposed school show it in the form of the letter "E" ¦¦Afith the long body facing Merrick road and the arms stretching away from it. This is so they can be iuitifeil onto as the school gro'^fs. It does not '¦seem that the present sight would al¬ low room enough'for an athletic field or gymnasium. The present high school is laboring under the same han¬ dicap. There is no doubt but what the schools of Freeport have reached a condition that compels a change. The Grove street building is not fitted for a high school and has outgrown it¬ self. The Seaman Avenue School is also too small and the Archer Street School has pupils on part tune. Some speed demotes, Peter Vandern, a colored chauffeur employed by a wealthy silk manufac¬ turer of Patterson, N. J., was driving a huge Packard with a broken specJ- ometer, and did not realize that he was exceeding the speed limit. He was fined five dollars. Jacob Katz of Mineola was hitting the village streets at thirty-five miles an hour, which cost him the sum of five dollars. David Grueben of Brooklyn was on his way to Port Jefferaon and was try¬ ing to get there before dark. His in¬ tentions were of the best, but Free- port is no place in which to make up lost time, and ten dollars was the re- result. F'red Hansen, -Archie Tryler and William Horner each laid a five dol¬ lar bill on the desk in token of some¬ thing learned, never to be forgotten. Francis Newton of 1.30 West HTth .sti'i et, New York City, and England, was very positive that he was not go¬ ing thirty-five miles an hour, b.it 'he did not care to bather w^th going to trial over the matter and finalfy ac¬ cepted Officer Hahn's word for it, and A ftre alarm was turned in Wednes¬ day morning for Locust and Archer streets, which proved to be a house ip^^^ Awarded To Best Co«- belonging to Slade & Slade, a law ftftn of New York. TTie house was unoccupied and was in the hands of workmen who are ren¬ ovating it from top to bottom. Some tumes—Exhibition a Feat- ure Of the Evening MIDNIGHT ALARM Dancers At the Ell<s (Tub Startled By Flames In Range Ventilator FREEPORT TO HAVE PUY- GROUND FOR THE SUMMER paint that they were using on the roof became ignited and ^as exting¬ uished before the apparatds could get there. No damage was done. A second alarm came in an hour later from the home of F. J. Butler, 132 Glenada court. It was caused by " The masquerade party given at the Freeport Club Friday evening was a splendid affair and brought out a big variety of pretty and original cos¬ tumes. Miss Gladys Howell, who was a popular choice of the evening, won the prize for the best lady's costume, and Alfred Southard won the gentle- an overheated stove pipe and had got-1 men's. George Baker and Miss Gladys ten beyond the control of the family | Coretty were the winners in a lucky when the alarm was turned in. The | number dance and the prizes were damage waa about |1.50. presented by Werner Nygreti, the f I Club's president. AUTO OVERTURNED BY SPEEDING TAXIi Sunday Accident At North j Bellmore a Narrow Escape j for Load of Passengers | j A bus owned and driven by George j Regan of North Bellmore wa* run in- i to and overturned at •Bellmore ave-| nue and WantagVi road, by a ta.vicab I driven by Louis Steiner Sunday even-/"''"'^^ and admirers as "Babe" Ware, L - r, o,^ c. - .. 1 . gave an exhibition dance that was a mg about 9:30. Sterner did not stop j p„en, ^f ^^ace and youth and boauty. to see what damage had been done,; The only trouble -svas with it was that but put on more speed and disap-1 it was altogether too short. A midnight fire alarm at the Elks' Club, Freeport, Saturday night serv ed to startle the throng of dancers who were enjoying the evening in the main dining room. A large ventilator over the kitchen range, caught fire, and a burst of flame like that which comes from the tajl chimneys of gas houses, was the cause for the alarm. This is the second time that such a tiling has happened in the same place, and luckily it seems to never be more serious than just the burst of flame. The^e w'ae no panic among the danc ers a caiudD by the alarm and the arrival of; , . , .., e .t. ¦ t a . thiJapparatus, dancing was resume-l, j =*"*' ^"^•"* ^"^ '''""''-"^^' °' ^^^ "'""'^ *° and the incident was forgotten. No j take the train for Greenport. damage was done to the club house. ' The last car of the train had been reserved for the Y. W. C. A. delegates and new additions were made to the i original group of forty at various ROAD IN BELLMORE! tops along the way ! The time enroute was anything but YW.C. A. DELEGATES MEET IN GRFENPORT Long Island Conference Is a Scene Of Gaiety As Vari¬ ous Clubs Meet Friday afternoon. May 14, nine girls left Froeport to meet Miss Edna Han¬ na at the Mineola station, where forty after the first st.irtling effect ,j.^r\s gathered from the north shore FOUND LYING ON R. J. Scott of Sag Harbor Is a!''""' ^"^ '^" ''l'^ '""'f ''"T rt^i' K./»-« I w. w«i5 .Kuuwi to "j^.jyj, gongs and cheered most lustily Victim of Asphasia—Is Eighty-one Years Old Florence Ware, known to her many thing that is found only in large cit- Judge John;5on accepted a ten dollar ies. If it is true that Freeport is bill. growing too fast for its schools it is .John Marinillo of Corona, L. L, paid high time to provide ample facilities j a five dollar fine, also did DeWilt Mor- for the education of the children, but ris and Harry Eschwad. John Rottiek at the lowest possible cost and in a place that will not be a source of dan¬ ger to them coming and going from school. There has b^n some talk of putting another school in the Bennington Park district, which would relieve the ques¬ tion aomewhat. If this was done, and a new high school added to the town, the situation would be cleared for some time" to come, but the advisa¬ bility of putting a school on Merrick roud, the most erpensive and danger¬ ous locality for such a project, seems ^ highly out of place and it will be well for citizens to appear at this coming nieeting June 14 in good numbers, so that if the resolution is passed it will represent Froeport in general A SURPRISE SHOWER \ Many Gifts Received At Pretty Affair Civen Mrs. O. L. Briggs On Wednesday evening, May 10. Mrs. Oiin L. Briggs, formerly Gladys B. Smith, one of Freeport's popular of kidne-wDod, L. I., had never seen a judge before and it cost him ten dol¬ lars for the privilege. D. Smith, the colored chauffeur of Judge Sheehan of Lawrence, spent five dollars in five minutes, and departed with a new respect for the majesty of the law. Rocco D'Napoli, who was haled .in¬ to court last -week for knocking over a little girl and wrecking her bicy¬ cle, was present again. It was testi¬ fied to that he had made complete res¬ titution insofar as he was able, and had compensated the family for the trouble he had cau.sed. Judge John- .son gave him credit for that fact, but did not feel that it was enough, and in order that such things may not hap¬ pen again, a fine of fifty dollars was imposed as a lesson. Captain Hart¬ mann also read Napoli the riot act for resisting arrest, and that worthy gen¬ tleman will have a wholesome regard for the police of Freeport in the fu¬ ture. Speeding cannot be stopped, as long* as there are automobiles, but if they younger set, was given a big surprise '"l'st dance, let them pay the fiddler, at her home on Bedell street in the ?"*'<'"V° t^)?, sP'endid work of Officer form o<- q miscellaneous shower. The "ah.» the village of Freeport ks_ re- home was prettily decorated, green reiving her source of revenue from and white predominated and there were white lilacs in plenty to carry out the color scheme. Many of the Many gifts were received, includ¬ ing several gold pieces, a Liberty Bond for $100, several hand made doi¬ lies and several pieces of silverware. The rest of the evening was spent in playing games and dances after which refreshments were served. Those present were: Mr. and Mrs. A, B. Smith, Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Stnith, Mr. and Mrs, H. L. Smith, Mr. •nnd M'S. Frank Brower and daughter, Mrs. Willis and daughter, Mrs. Rii- chie, Prudy Ritchie, Levenia Bowers, Helen Conklin, Alice Cook, Minnie Ackerman, Isabella Seaman, Bessie Place, Elsie Eidt, Anna Matthias, Mil- ''dred Smith and Mrs. Oiin L. Briggs. IGHTY-nRST BIRTHbAY Hire* Generationa Celebrate With James Scollay of WantSKh A week end reunion was (fiven to James Scollay at his home, "White¬ stone Villa," Wantagh, on the occa¬ sion ef his 81st birthday. Three gen¬ erations of the family were present and helped make the occasion one never to be forgotten. Mr. Scollay is a Civil War veteran and served with the 15th New York Engineers. It was a source of great pride for him to be able to sit among his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren and he enjoyed the fes¬ tivities as much as anyone who was present. Satuiday night on the stroke of 12 the advent of the eighty-first year of m his life, was made the reason for a ^ toast, drank by all. Sunday after¬ noon the party went over to tne avia¬ tion fields where Thomaa Scollay and James Clarkson of Rutherford tempt¬ ed the clouds and sojourned with the birds for a few binutes. > About thirty-iive guests were pres¬ ent including the three generations of the family and it was a most enjoya¬ ble event for the old gentleman. ENGAGEMENT , Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Williams of Or- ijniond street, Hempstead, announce the engagement of their daughter, Enid, to Orlando Raynor, aon of Mr. and Ilrs. Charles E. Raynor of 31^ Porter- hald Place, Freeport. ^ 4 (Pen twa ter, Michigan, News) Miss GoMie Hartmun of Pentwater visited hsr friend, Mias Blondine Han¬ son, Saturday. demons o& the road. ICE CREAM BANDITS peared. i With Regan at the time of the ac¬ cident, were his two sons John, nine | years of age, and Dennis. Also a j friend of the older boy's, Emil Gallo, seventeen years of age, and several i other passengers. Both cars were going north cn the i same side of the road and R;'.<ran was | crowded over to the right as far as he could get. He v.as driving at a slow I rate of speed when Steiner came along j at a much faster clip. Swerving over i towards the bus, he deliberately "side- I swiped" hini, turning the larger car over, and then sped on. v [ Steiner has a name for reckle The judges for the evening were Werner Nygren, John S'animers and Ray Whittaker and they had their w' 'k cut out from the start, The prixes were awarde dbefore the masks were removed and costumes -vvere juilged solely on their merits. for the various villages. However, Greenport was joyously acclaimed when we finally arrived and Were met by a sincere welcome from the hosts and hostesses. The banquet began at 8:00 o'clock and was served by the ladies of the A strange case of asphasia was re¬ corded in the village Thursday morn¬ ing when Clyde Trueblootl of Bellmore and Offlcer Hansen brought a dazed j Me^thodilit^CyuTchT'The gTrTrma"naged old man to the police station whom l to enliven the meal with songs and they had found lying in the road near! cheers though they were pretty busy with the food proposition. .Miss Katherine Covey of Greenport acted as toastniistress and iatroduced more. He proved to be R. J. Scott of Sag Harbor and is eighty-one years of age. When found, he was lying in the road¬ way ufKonscious and for a time it was impossible to learn him. Dr. Halpin of Freeport vvas | jj-^-,, church and Her Community. .Miss It was iin evening of whirling con- driving in the neighborhood and there i ^«^^|-d^';^«|^^em^c^^^ looked ! told. the^P^ice_that_her father was apt the welcome and the girls from the four parts of the island who spoke up- I, wasi ^^ ^^^^ subjects: "How Far Can 1 See anything from . ^^^ ^j^.) ^^j ^j^^ jjo,,,^^ ..yi^^ School. - „ , ,. ... , ., ,., .Her Church and Her Cominunity. .\lisi-. , called to examine him and stated Ihat'p^jj,^^. vVinterbottom ot Rockville !in his. estimation the man was subject j ^^^'^gg^^gj ^^is section of the to fits of asphasia, when the past 's ; i,,,3„j,_the "west end." Mrs. Jona blotted out and the patient cannot re- , ^^,^^ jj ^f ^^e National Board of ! niMfiber even his own name. i ^|,^ y^ul^j,. Women's Christian .Asso- j This was strengthened by « daugh- ^...j^ ^^^^ principal address of Iter, M,^. C. Wright of Sag Harbor ;.^,^g ^^^^ „„ ^^e subject "How Far bhe was reached on the telephone and , ,. j jjee Myself'.'" Miss Mary Cady and Miss Bertha FoncK ad<lressed the conference on Saturday, moving along the lines of vocation and industry. These were was not the best of feeling between I *;-;^';^';VX°;'"''':'''«^ r'"". '""'^™ i to be seized with a fit of wanderlust the two men. The bus of Regan is al- f^^though they transacted business on , ^ ^ j^ ,j j , ^ ways well patronized and it is Pre- '^^; J"^^ ^"J'"VJ^^ d^^ t,me^^ c^^^^ times,, with no definite object sumed that this fact has caused a cer- "<^'»\ tne i^'a^a Hotel to sprinkle ja*z . . . '" tain amount of jealousy. T"!^ wT^,^ "pve.'^n.,^ ^f T'.^n'.o She asked that he be sent home After .the accident the bus ^vas '^ l;:^/" ^ve^jn.' of democracy. ^^ ^^ ^^^ . ^^^ ^. ^,^^ ^^^^ .standing end up. Regan's back was "\"=-fde.^ from V ilia s band hob-, .^, , j ^' g^ .. , , „,„„„„,-- — - -¦ , , , ,„. ... , hurt and both of his sons were cut by |-;:>be< ^-th j.ck^^es rom t^^^^ tion; games, were played unde, Miss broken glass and their clothing torn. | i;'*' ""„' ^:'^°'f ^.^"'' *!<»> tha Wash-, j^ ^ , -^ ¦ believe<l that he William Stall and Louis Chapter | ["ft"" J^.^^e, ^rj.lh_e_ most triendly | j^^^ ^j^^ ^^^j^ j^ ^ ^^^^^ ^^^^j^j^^ ^„j started back to Sag H.irbor on foot, walking until he became tjxhausted followed by a model Y. W. C. A- cab¬ inet meeting and a box luncheon. The afternoon was given over to recrea were in the bus at the time hut Ci'.ped without injury. .Steiner was ar¬ rested by motorcycle otticer Bert Hope and will be arraigned before Judge Jonei of Hempstead this week. DAYS OF HOMESPUN RECALLED AT CONCERT with .'\nnania and fell by the wayside \MERICAN iIegM Wantagh Stages "Old Folks' Time In the Parish Hoii^e With Ancient Costumes The Parish House at Wantagh was the seene of old homespun and Bibli¬ cal names Wednesday evening,- May 12, when the Sunday School and Jun¬ ior Jed Cross gave "Ye Olde Folkes Cortcert" before an enthusiastic audi¬ ence. Mrs. Henry Seaman wore a costume .Mildred K. Wiley's supervision and a basketball turnament was held be¬ tween the south shore and north shore and east end and west end. The final game was played between the win¬ ning teams, north shore and west end and resulted in a victory for west end. The game was hotly contested and the " nm a rtrtn nndmnain aaa/wir score was 32 in our favor. Tho.se STAGES BENEFIT SHOW'P'ayin. on the west end teani were I Uorothy Ciark and Irene Hollanii^ ol |i''reeport; Edwina Henderson, Etta Clinton Story Post Fills the Bergler and Gladys Hill of Rockville American Theatre for Two ! ^J^""; ''"^ ^'^*"" Houghton of Hemp- Performances Of Fun i' .Mademoiselle DeBloney of the 'French Y. W. C. A., gave the address . . William Clinton Story Post of thei on Saturday evening and on Sunday streamers" were turned loose upon American Legion gave a vaudeville! aftemoon her particular theme wn;- the dancing couples. And colored rai'i show at the American Theatre Tues-1 "World Fellowship." A union service Red, white and blue streamers were ' twined around the lights and carried . to the four comers of the room. Lat- ; er the.se were augmented by many Lstrands of colored paper, as the filled the air, the hair and the pocket.s , day evening for the benefit of their of the innocent bystander. : organization and cleared $1.50. FoHowing the grand march severa!! Two performances were given, one balloons that were filled with confet-jat 7:1.') and one al 9:00 o'clock and ti were broken and this was a signa! I botb were largely attended. Moving 11)21, The g.rls attending from Free for the deluge of colored paper. Ta-j pictures and vaudeville were on the port were: Helen .-Vult, delegate; 01 bles had been tucked along the edges; program. - live Post, Dorothy Clark, Ruth Gar- of the hall and waiters were soo:i j Commenting on the pictures, the ner, Alice Davisson, Virginia Starr, was held in the Baptist Church at Greenport on Sunday morning. -Miss Olive Post oi' Freeport was elected one of the officers for the conference for Five that was over one hundred years old j .serving delfghtful refreshments where I comedy solved the perplexing ques-| Marion Sinith. Irene Holland. The lo Local Youths With a Taste for j ^"d many of the gowns and suUs pres-1 tet-de-tetes were served as interludes., tion o^ -A-hcre to spend your vacation, i cal secretaries. Miss Hanna and .Miss Sweets Are Arrested About eight-thirty Wednesday e<'- ening F'rank F'armlett, age 15 yeara, of Grand avenue and Main street, wa^ brought into police headquarters, hav¬ ing been caught extracting ice cream from a freezer in the rear of a local drug store. ¦ From information extracted from him, Officer Hahn rounded up four more sweet toothed bandits, Koos, Connors, Williams and Stevens. The parents of these children were brought before Judge Johnson and were released after being placed on probation. They are lo report to Cap ¦ tain John Hartmann every Saturday morning during May and June. (Niles Star) Wsnterl—Any part rf flfty Ply- atoath Rock hens not over one ytat dd. Incuire at this offlce or phone BALDWIN ORCHESTRA GIVES SPRING CONCERT nt dated back to the days when Lin coin was lying before the open fire studying his books as best se might. The male members of the cast were prototypes of the days of Beau Brum- mel and George Washington and look¬ ed distinguished and dignified in their periques' and satin breeches with gay colored waistcoats. It is no wonder that many a feminine heart flutterd bhind a lace kerchief in the days when j gallantry and courtesy were the dom¬ inant traits of men. Mrs. Fussell, the accompanist, had an exceptionally good characteriza- It showed a hotel wherein the bell Johnson, also attended, hops, maids, guests, etc., were all be-, Y. W. C. A. Notes witching gir's in one-piece bathing j Tuesday evening the Blue Triangle suits. The only thing that remains island Rainbow lubs of the High School to locate the hotel. "The Blood Bar-! gave a dinner at the Y. W, C, A. and rier" proved to be a miserable at-1 heard the reports of lhe conference tempt at blood and thunder, and we from the delegates. Miss Mildred E. (';i not foe! any disre.-pect to our Lc- Wiley, Y, W. physical director for L. gion in saying so. ! 1., was also present. The vaudeville was by far the best ! Thft Blue Triangle Club of Roose- part of the program, even though it i velt is making elaborate preparatioii.s' consisted only of two acts. 'Back in i lor a community party to be given tha days when the small confines of a at Alpha Fire Hnll on Friday evening, "Y"'hut was the scene of a local talent! .May 31. .Music, games and dancing lettes. (This, from hearsay). Great j good'looks that followed"the"irnmask- credit is due to all who worked out Splendid Program Played By the Music Lovers' Society On Wednesday The orchestral concert for the bene¬ fit of the Baldwin Public Library giv¬ en Wednesday evening by the Music Lovers' Society of Baldwin was a de¬ eded success. The selections were not too heavy and were relieved by vocal music and a ballet. The Music Lovers Society are a splendid organization and de serve the hearty support of the people of Bald'win. The following program was rendered: Sar Spangled Banner; March—16th Regiment, F. H. Losey; Overture— L'Espoir de I'Alsace, Hermannit Min-" uet—Pastel. H. Paradis; Soprano So¬ lo—My Heart .\t Thy Sweet Voice, Saint-Saens (from Samson et Delilah) Mrs. E. Lumley; Selection—II Trova- tore, G. Verdi; Graceful Dance—Bal¬ let Music from Faust, Misses Marjo¬ rie Powell, Gladys Ferry, Audrey Ba^- liss, Jean Orr. Fantastic Waltx—Lea Millions d' Arlequin, Miss Jean Orr. • Chanson Joyeuae, H. Ravina Melody—Saeterjentens Sondag, Ole Bull Piano Solo—Valse Scherzo, Moa- kowski; Mrs. Marion Luyster DeVoe. flungarian Rhapsody, H. Tregina Tenoi Solo—One Sweetly Solemn Thought, Ambrose; Dr. Hammond Intcrmezso—Forget Ma ¦ Not, A. Macbeth - Hungarian Danee No. 5, Dr. Brahms . . The ever present scribe found him- show, it didn't take much to amuse the ' will form the program and the admis- tion, even^to the curls and, er panta-| ggif bewildered by the abundance of I boys, who laughed and applauded, foi- aion charge is 35 cents. getting for the moment that the mor-; A musicale will be given at the row might place their names in ever-' home of Mrs. Alfred T. Davisen, 110 lasting brilliance, on the casualty list, j Pine street, on June 5 by the pupils of In those days we took one another a-! | Miss Chase with the assi-tsncc of a we found one another, and our pleas- j fine 'cellist from New Yc.rl: City and ures were simple to the extreme. ! a reader. The proeeetls of the enter- mering silks of the Orient and a saucy I William Halloran, a former lieuten-j tainment will go toward the Y. W. C. jockey made us eager to place a bet. ant of the glorious 27th, sang some in-1 A. fund which did not reach the quota Spanish maids were in abundance, teresting songs in ^n interesting man-1 in the drive a few weeks a.<o. Tlck- bringring the lure of old Madrid, Pierre i ner. Halloran will be remembered by I ets ma ybe procured from the women and Pierrot pirouetted before* us in all denizens of Spartanburg, S. C, as i of the committee and at the Y. W. along in shim- satiny splendor. Boys came as girls and girls came aa boys, here are a lot of nice things to say about the hoys and their costumes, but they are all forgotten in thinking up adequate adjectives for the members of the oth¬ er sex. ,, J ....,,. , i'"*?• A dazzling beauty in a summery the program and for its splendid per-1 rjdjng habit dashed by and forever formance. It was novel, -and enter- silenced all doubts as to why they call taming to the higheat degree and re- jt "bridal" path. A measure from fleets credit upon the community. | "Dardenella" awept The following program was delight- - - fully rendered: Three Folk Dances by Ye Younge Folk; Opening Anthem by the Anvil Chorus; Solo, "Love's Swee Song;" Solo, "Kerrv Dance;" Solo, "rink To Me Only With Thine Eyea;" Recitation, "Especially Jim;" Trio, "My Hearts in the Highlands;" Solo, "GraVidma's Advice;" Solo, "King of the Main;" Ye Okie Solo, "Cousin Jedediah;" Illustrated Song, "Freckles," pantomimed by Dorothy Conners and Dorothy Polk; Anthem, "Strike the Cymbals;" Violin Solo, se¬ lected; Solo, "Rockin' in de Win'"; Quartet, "Rocked in the Cradle of the Deep;" Recitation, "Josiah;" Solo, "When You and I Were Young, Mag¬ gie;" Chorus, "Believe Me Of All Thoee Endearing Young Charms;" So¬ lo, "Loch Lomond;" and the closing chorus^'Auld Lang Syne." About sixty dollars was realized on \ the evening which will be used in a worthy cause. Passing mention muat be made of the old namea that uaed to go with grandfather'a clocka and what-nots, such as Ichabod Spooks McDonald, Samantha Fuabudgett Ver¬ ity, Patience Sallyfteld Ludford and iShadrach Hefcekiah Seaman. ¦ Community League To Make Definite Plans At Special Meeting on May 24th The much needed playground for the community of Freeport looms on the horizon as a near certainty, dut to the action of the Freeport Comniunity League at ita meeting in the High School building on May 17. A committee was appointed for the purpose of looking up auitable sites for a playground, consisting of Wil¬ liam Collins, chairman; Robert Nutt, Mrs. H. J. Raymore and Mrs. R. H. Earon. It was voted at this meeting to hold a special meeting on Monday, May 24, at the High School, for the purpose of electing a board of governors and the discussion of definite summer plans, .AiLciUion was also called to a cake salo to be held at Bennington Pi\i'k Community Centre on Saturday, May 22. The residents of that district are famed for their delicious cooking and the cakes on sale will be a source of delight to epicurea. The Freeport Community League is yet iti^alA infancy, having been organ¬ ized but a few weeks. When in full swing, the memberahip will be repre¬ sentative of every organization in the neighborhood and all will be working for a common purpoae, namely, the betterment of Freeport. It ia not the object of the League to attempt to assume control of the activities at¬ tempted by individual organizations, but the League will be the banding to¬ gelher of all organizations in the coiu- iiion interests of the community and ils pleasures, as a comniunity. It is desired to have every availa¬ ble member possible in the League and the low dues of one dollar ought to be be within the meana of everyone. The need wf a playground in Freeport is very evident and the proposition is one" that will meet with the approval of the entire village. There are many other questions that will come before the League from time to time and with o good representa¬ tive membership much can be accom¬ plished, for the reason that there will be no discord or opposition after mat¬ ters have been assed on at meetings. Citizens of the community are urg¬ ed to come to the special nieeting on May 24 in the asaembly room of the high school. It is part of the pro¬ gram of boosting Freeport and as ,such, should be cloae to the heart of everyone in the ttown. Mr. Atkinson entertained the meet¬ ing with a splendid talk on organi'/.ed and supervised play. Among other things, he said that some of our pop- iilar fairy tales date back to the days of the Egyptians as they have been di-covered recently on the Pyramids. Mrs. Gardner told some interesting facts about her work among the col¬ ored folks of the town, and in pass- ir it f>i,.y b" v.ell to state that the Fieejuii'. Cor..inunity Leagae hus al¬ ready ei- h!. ':-:d r. colored commun¬ ity centre at Henry stieet and Olive boulevard. President Benjamin Asch urges nil tho«» who have signed blanks to come to the meetings and be concrete exam- ;v.\-: of vhe real boosterf-. TOURNAMENT NOTES ^e 1. .1 and 4 Will Go To Oeenport for Events On June 10th Plans for the firemen's tournament to be held in Greenport June 10 have been completed by the local depart¬ ment. Hose Companies 1, 3 and 4 will make the journey and participate in the parade with a band and the events of th eday. Chief Clarence Williams will be re¬ splendent in his new Chevoret chief's car and will have the added dignity of a special driver. The Fire Council at its nieeting on Tuesday evening furthered the plans of the fire department dinner which is to be held Saturday, June 5, at the Crystal Lake Houae. It ia expected that the Village Board will be prea¬ ent and a most pleaaant affair is con¬ templated. Walter Cozzens ia chair¬ man of the dinner committee. LOSES ITS HRST GAME the man who put the 27th's sho'w "You Know Me Al" on the boards to a auccessful run, both in Spartanburg: and in New York. During the war he waa on the U. S. Transport De Kalbe. Edward Shannon mqnologued a L^ Al Wyn in a pleasing niianner. Shan¬ non's greatest claim to fame i our ea¬ timation, is the fact that he is the aon of the greateat bandmaster of today. All v,ho have heard i6hannon's 23r(l Re.t^imciit Band have come away with tht lirm conviction that they -have heard a band, and musiciiina. In ouc humble estimation. Sousa haa neve<- been eclipsed by Snannon's Band C. A. PROMINENT WANTAGH RESIDENT DIES Wm. A. Seaman b Stricken While In Garden—Was Very Popular in This Villa.je As a picture, the effect waa one that would have delighted the hearta of Greenwich village wnere the handa of the clock are ever atill, and the lure of youth is the biggeat thing in life. iTie Frseport Club ia doing much to attract its members and they are be „ „., „ , „. .„ jhind it's various projects solidly. The j i^he next 'show given'by t'be V'ost? Spring Omcert The spring concert of the Preaby-1 approaching summer ia no damper to terian Church held last Friday was charming success in every way. Those taking part ahowed exceptional abil¬ ity and the financial result was all that could be desired. The following artisli participated: Rose Van Reea, aoprano; Dorothy Gould, piano; Ruth Ketcham, eloca- tionist; C^melhis Van Rees, flianist, and accompanist; Mr. Cann. barit<Hie; Mr. Youatt, 'cellist, and Arihvi Ben¬ ds*, violinist. ¦ their plans, as an active season is al ready under wny. ^ Freaport Iciub Friday evening. May 28, there i«ill be a lecture at the Freeport Club that promises to be most interesting. Maj¬ or A. P. Sinunoridi, U. S. Army, will tell of his experiences in tke far north. All membm and friends are invited and therS will be no admission charge. BvfrMhments will be scnnsd. William A. Seanian, age seventy- six years, a prominent retired farmer of Wantagh, died suddenly Wednea- (ioorge "famlyn, who was to have j day afternoort while working in the appearfed on the program, v.ent A. W. garden back cf his houae, on Park ave- O. L. When last aeen he had left nue, Wantagh. Brooklyn en route to Freeport, but he I Mr. Seaman had been planting pota- never arrived. Up to -a lat hour no I toes and about two o'clock in the af- M. P.'s had taken him in tow and the (ternoon iMme into the house and corn- civil authorities could throw no light! plained of not feeling well. Dr. New- on the case. When he is found event-1 ton w»8 summoned and worked over ually, a summary court wlil be the re-1 his patient fur aome hours, but he suit, carrying with it a poasible re- died at six o'clock; heart, failure be- duction to the ranks, of performers in : 'og the cause. next 'show given by the Post. i He was very popular in the comi A paaaing word for Paul Poli, the j munity and his sudden death came aa Poilu. He presided at the piano in a most efficient manner that bespoke long e.xperience among the denizens of the stage world. Wil!!s' Johnson's jasz hounds gal¬ loped through th chilling slush cf the "Blooil Barrier" and helped us for¬ get it Taken as an evenuig, the ben¬ efit show wriS a success as it waa bound to be, coming froiin the biggest Eucceis of a decade, the Americaii Legion. a r.hock to the whole village.- Beside his 'Wife, Flora, he leaves a daughter, Misa Henrietta Seaman, and a mar¬ ried daughter, Mrf>. Harold Kropp. ¦ . .— BORN John Ruasel Tree on Mav lat, to Mr. and Mrs. ISdward Tree oi Porterfield place, Freeport. Mrs. Tree was form¬ erly Miss IsabeUe Hibbard and her mother, Mrs. J. B. Hibbud id New York, is spendteg the m«nth^ #ith her. Americsn Legion Tries Out New Play¬ ers and Strengthens Team The American Legion opened base¬ ball hostilities last Saturday when they had a ahort engag?ment with the Erie A A., and retired with the shor* end cf a 8 to 2 score. A lot of new men were tested under fire and came through in good Yan¬ kee style, which will strengthen the ttam materially for next week's game. Saturday, Niay 22, the Brooklyn Blue Sox will invade the home coun¬ try nt Atlantic avenue and Bedell streets, when the final score will be vastly different than that of the Erie game. Come out and root for the Legion, home folks, it means a lot to them to have a Srinning team and it meana a lot to UB. The box score was sent to u.s this week bnt cannot be printed due to laek of apice. DRIVE fSfsHiem.35 Salvation Army Plans Many Events for the Coming Week , The total re^ipta received in the Salvation Array driv^; up to and in¬ cluding the block party of Wednes¬ day evening, amount to 1091.35. This ill exclusive rf the money donated by the Elks Ctutv. There will be another blotck dance Saturday, Msy 22, at which there will be one of the famoua doughnut tmcks. >fonday, May 24, there will be a mat¬ inee at the American Theatre and in the evening tlie ladies of the Lutheran Church will repeat their clever min- atrel ahow in Baldwin at the Baldwiit l^atre. '--•^'•' i
|Title||Nassau County Review 19200521|
|Title||Nassau County Review 19200521|
NEWS OF FREEPORT
Nassau County Review
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Official Paper, Village of Freepcnt
FREEPORT, N. Y., FRIDAY, MAY 21, 1920
Vt»L XXUI, No. 21
NEW FREEPORT SCHOOL SITE TO BE ON WEST MERRICK ROAD
Question To Be Debated At a
Public Meeting Of the
_0n June 14 there will be held in the Village of FVeeport a public meeting for the inhabitants of the P>ee School istrict No. 9, ia order to decide by bal- ' lot as to whether or not the Board of Education will be allowed to purchase a propo.-fd site for a new school for fifty thous.-iild dollars.
The site picked out is known as the Bergen property at the corner of Ber-
fen place and Weat Merrick road, ust why sites in less expensive parts of the town, and also less dangerous, | were not included in a parcel to be
TWO HRESjN AN HOUR I MASQUERADE DANCE
AT FEEEPORT CLUB
Officer Hahn Lands Large a
Crop Of Speed Demons
Before Judge Johnson
The Tuesday mominK "speeders" court held before JudKe Johnson in Freeport, brought out an unusually large number of cases this week, all of which had been caught Sunday af¬ temoon by the keen discrimination of brought before the meeting, is not Motorcycle Officer John A. Hahn, who
".S^"' '* '"8' becominK the terror of the
The proposed site was visited Wed
nesday afternoon and from the opin ion of a layman, it would be said that Merrick road is no place for a achool pf any kind. At the time when the schools were lettintf out on Wednes¬ day afternoon, thirty-two automobiles passed in the. time that it takes to ¦walk the length of one block. Is that running into unnecessary danger? It is a question to be decided by the peo¬ ple.
The plains for the proposed school show it in the form of the letter "E" ¦¦Afith the long body facing Merrick road and the arms stretching away from it. This is so they can be iuitifeil onto as the school gro'^fs. It does not '¦seem that the present sight would al¬ low room enough'for an athletic field or gymnasium. The present high school is laboring under the same han¬ dicap.
There is no doubt but what the schools of Freeport have reached a condition that compels a change. The Grove street building is not fitted for a high school and has outgrown it¬ self. The Seaman Avenue School is also too small and the Archer Street School has pupils on part tune. Some
Peter Vandern, a colored chauffeur employed by a wealthy silk manufac¬ turer of Patterson, N. J., was driving a huge Packard with a broken specJ- ometer, and did not realize that he was exceeding the speed limit. He was fined five dollars.
Jacob Katz of Mineola was hitting the village streets at thirty-five miles an hour, which cost him the sum of five dollars.
David Grueben of Brooklyn was on his way to Port Jefferaon and was try¬ ing to get there before dark. His in¬ tentions were of the best, but Free- port is no place in which to make up lost time, and ten dollars was the re- result.
F'red Hansen, -Archie Tryler and William Horner each laid a five dol¬ lar bill on the desk in token of some¬ thing learned, never to be forgotten.
Francis Newton of 1.30 West HTth .sti'i et, New York City, and England, was very positive that he was not go¬ ing thirty-five miles an hour, b.it 'he did not care to bather w^th going to trial over the matter and finalfy ac¬ cepted Officer Hahn's word for it, and
A ftre alarm was turned in Wednes¬ day morning for Locust and Archer streets, which proved to be a house ip^^^ Awarded To Best Co«-
belonging to Slade & Slade, a law ftftn of New York.
TTie house was unoccupied and was in the hands of workmen who are ren¬ ovating it from top to bottom. Some
tumes—Exhibition a Feat- ure Of the Evening
Dancers At the Ell