THB MA8»a6 f*0«T, r*BRPO«.T. N. Y., FRIDAY, M.A.RCH 1. Iftl* .pa^» «
MEASLES ARE THICK IN FREEPORT HOMES
SOLDIERS m AUTO SPILL
Driver Overturns Car To Save aUd-Men Slightly Itynred.
Cmue No Sane and Health Ofh
dtdt Are Checking Epidemic-
"Mvmet** Report Cases.
In ord«r to avoid runnlnif down a child at Union avenue and Union place, Lynbrook on Monday morning, Michael O'Rourke, a hotel keeper of that villajre, who was operating an automobile, turned the car so sudden- Frceport has the measles, or rath-; ]„ i|,gt jt capsized. In the automobile
er, the contajfious felbrile disorder has a firm hold on the community. There is no scare about the epidem¬ ic, which is extensive, and has t>een for a number of weeks. The Board of Health has ibeen on the job from the sUrt Dr. William H. Runcie, the hustling and efficient Health Of¬ ficer, is keeping close watch of the situation, having established quar
O'Rourke had two sons and several other .young men. Some of them were on their way to Lawrence for en- trainment to Camp Upton. The car also contained a number of dress suitt cases filled with the luggage of the
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Other measures to check the con- ttagion have been adopted and with better weather conditions prevailing it is expected that within a short time the number of cases will be greatly diminished.
Both young folks and grown-ups have been attacked in the rounds which the disease has made. The doctors attending the afflicted ones have not diagnosed the disease under a particular name. So far as can be learned they are simply the genu ine old-fashioned kind of
COONH TO m NITRATES FIRST
Mineola (Special.)—According to an announcement made this week by the N«Msau €ounty Farm Bureau, 20,000 tons of nitrate of soda, which is being sold to the farmers through the Farm Bureaus of the state, have already arrived. Word was received on Tuesday by H. J. Evani, County Agricultural Agent for Nassau Coun¬ ty, to the effect that three ships are now being unloaded, one at Charles¬ ton, one at Savanah, and one at Wil- minglon.
Owing to the sea«on b«ing some¬ what earlier in Nassau County than in the up-»tate counties, special ef¬ fort was made by Prof. Burritt -of the .State College of Agriculture at the request of the Ix>ng Island farm¬ ers to nave d«»l>vpfi<»« on Ijong Island made before delivery is made to up¬ state counties. The local Farm Bu¬ reau has assurances that this will be done, and it is expected that definite information wiill he forthcoming with¬ in a few days as to when the nitrate wiil rcacli this county.
A bulletin issued by the Farm Bu¬ reau this week states that Nas.'^au County, although one of th^ small¬ er t in the state, ordered a total of over .120 tons of the nitrate. Wayne County ordered alwut 92 tons, while
Suffolk Coanty asked for A8. Naasau County, according to .figures recently pirSliehed hy state authorities, is tJw leading county of the state in vege¬ table crops, not including potatoes. It is largely for vegetable crops that nitrsha is nsed in this county,
The Civic Association at a meet¬ ing held FriHay, decided to ask the Village Board of Trustees to submit fl proposition at th^ coming election for an appropriation of $6,000 for additional flre apparatus. At the election last year, the same amount was rai.sed. and two automobile trucks were purchased for the department.
MUCH IMPROVEMENT AT FREEPORT P. 0,
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employees has been arranged. The Postmaster's private office has been enlarged and the po.st office screens, the general delivery, parcel post, measles ' 8ta"iP. registry, postal savings and just plain "measly measles," they may ; monfy or,Sier winJows have been re- properly be termed, a variety whicH : o^^ated The letter boxes have been makes one itch from head to feet,'"-ought forward to be more accessible and wish that the disorder had stay- , t" the public.
ed in the domain of Kaiser Bill whefe ' ^ The post office screen will be ex¬ it is supposed to have originated, tended to the ceiling to afford an Some of the "down and outs'- from , oPf." l»bby if departmental authori- it have not cared one bit what the f^tion can be obtained There will doctors called the kind of measles be «n enlarged public letter box re- which attacked them, losing all sen-1 ceptacle and modern delivery letter timent in a patriotic way about their »",i^P»P«^ ^^f'l installed, being termed "Liberty Measles" or , .When complete, steel wire screens the "Uncle Sam Rubeola." ! w'" separate and enclose the account-
"Call them anything-you like. Doc." j "?*? division, mailing room and car- was the way many of the sick ones . >•'«" work room, talked to their physician. "We are \o expedite the delivery of parcel willing to have them called "Liberty Po^t, regulation narcel post bins and Measles" if it will hasten the end : other bins have been built under d- of the pesky sickness we suffer." I fe?tion of the postmaster and mstal- The doctors' of course, could not! 'ed- Authority has been obtained to
guarantee that the application of a new name for the old-time disorder with the Kaiserine designation would hurry the "liberty" desired, but as¬ sured their patients that their con¬ science might be eased if they did not have to worry over a name which at present is repulsive to every Amer¬ ican of any patriotic tendencies.
One thing the afflicted ones are thankful for. That is, they are not compelled to undergo the treatment imposed years ago—the administer¬ ing of herb teas with a taste that would make them think he or she ,.hadn't a friend left in all the world. Besides the nauseating taste of the teas they were administered so hot as to burn the tongue and mouth cruelly. Then the lack of could water to drink. Gee, what a thirst measles
substitute an automobile for a horse drawn vehicle for use in parcel post deliveries.
A massive safe, with an interior espeoially arranged for the business of the office, will form an important part of the new equipment.
The work of changing and enlarg¬ ing the post office is in charge of contractor Fred H. Howell. It is not yet complete but will be in time to take care of the increased Summer business.
A new lease for ten years, dating from Octofber 1, 1917, has baen exe¬ cuted for occupancy of the building.
The changes in the post office ar¬ rangements are the most extensive and progressive since former Post- mastjer Robert G. Anderson moved tne plant from the store adjoining
cause, and how one's tongue hung out I ^'s meat market on Main street to in the olden days when down with the < 'ts present location and installed an malady Any price or sacrifice for I entirely new equipment. Less than just one good drink of aqua p„ra. twenty-five years ago the post office But there was none forthcoming un- i was located in a small store adjom- less the patient took chances, slip- |",^ Daniel B. Raynor s shoe store. ped out of bed and got hold or some ' The letter and paper cabinet was unknown to doctor, nurse or parents, i \ery sniall and the floor space for If detected in such an act it was all ' the putjlic was so limited that at mail off for a repeater. Fear of having i times the room was jammed with peo- teken could was immediately aroused. I P'e-. J^e^-^sene lamps afforded illumi- More nasty tasting herb tea was pre- "»tion. The rapid growth of the vil- pared and the patient forced to drink , •'»«« necessitated enlarged quarters a lot of it. Bed clothes were piled • «nd ,w'^en Mr. Anderson succeeded on to increase warmth until the sick ' Charles ( Tod ) Powell as Post- one was nearly suffocated and the master he lost no time in providing temperature of the sick room increas- ' »t' Continuation of the growth of the ed to the limit;. village necessitated another remov-
Now, all is changed. Medical sci- »' to the present location. •
ence has found out that the admin- | An lut^resting record, showing the istering of cold water promotes the ' growth of the oftice, is furnished by outbreak of the eruption and also! f" old quarteriy postmaster s report purifies the system. Fresh air, they i hanging on the wall of the public lob- have also discovered, it not injurious, i by- ^t^^^SL .^ "'l'^^ .^ ^"^ Septem- if precautions are taken to keep the ^er 30, 1867, th« total value of
precautions are taken to keep patient out of drafts. The old-time method of keeping patients in a room intensely dark has also been aban¬ doned, although doctors generally ad¬ vise the softening of the daylight by the drawing of curtains or blinds and a dim light, if any, at night in the sick room.
So in all, having the measles now is not so annoying as it was years ago. Nearly everybody has to suffer them in childhood and a few get a sec¬ ond attack later in life. The disease, like many others, has a course to run and takes just about as many days now under scientific treatment as it did in the days of our parents and grandparents. Modern methods, how¬ ever, bring the eruption to the sur¬ face quicker than in the olden days and this tends to get it over more quickly—a big help it can well be said. So far as the remainder of the illness goes, it seldom consents to be hurried
But in telling about the disorder, Freeport folks and others know all about the various phases of it, so why prolong the reading? Doctor Runcie and his staff on th^ Health Board may be sure to hold the epi¬ demic in check so far as lies within their power, and by the time genu¬ ine Spring weather rolls around, Freeport expects to see all the sick ones fully recovered and the health officers and doctors enjoying a com¬ plete victory with no losses as a re¬ sult of their t'war" against the Kais¬ er's renowned disorder.
stamps aold and business done for three months amounted to $20.60, from which amount was deducted $14 as the Postmaster's compensation for three months, leaving a balance due the United States of $6.40. The re¬ port was sistped by the Postmaster at the time, ttie late Nelson H. Smith. His son, Supervisor Hiram R. Smith, has very thoughtfully donated the document for exhibition purposes to the local post offioe as a memento of bygone daya.
Believeing that the post office is somewhat of a criterion by which the progressiveness of the village is judg¬ ed, the postmaster is making the most of his opportunities to secure for Freeport, post oftice quarters com¬ mensurate with the village growth.
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Snieioski Ob Trial foi WUe Murder.
Mineola (SpecialA)^^The trial of Frank S. Sniegoski, aged 22 years, for the murder of his wife, Helen C/olemah Sniegoski, la»t October, by lihootinff her, is on before Supreme Cuuri Ju»lice LaiMtiisky and a Jury this week. George M. Hebbard o^ Rockville Centre. William H. Aash- down of Freeport, Frank A. Roberts uf Bellmore, Irving Tunison of Ocean Side and Ci«»org« M. Wright of V»l- l«y Stream are south side members of the jury.
MI SIS GRACE H1NI>S
Miss Grace Hinds, for many years a prominent resident of Hempstead village, and sister-in-law to George B. Cortelyou, former Secretary of the United States Treasury, died February 20 at Riverdale-on-the-Hud- son in her 66th year. She was the daughter of Ephraim Hinds, deceas¬ ed, who founded and conducted for many years at Hempstead an insti¬ tute where many prominent Spanish and Cuban Generals of the present I)^iod were educinted. Mr. Cortelyou received part of nis education at the institute. Later, he married a sister of Miss Hinds, who survives with two other sisters.
GEORGE W. SMITH
Funeral services for George W. Smith, who died suddely un Febru¬ ary 2i at the Marcy Avenue Hospi¬ tal of the Y. M. C. A. in Brooklyn, were cunduted at ^ the home of his sister, Mrs. Allen B. Davis, Ocean Side road and DeMott avenue, last Sunday. Rev. Richard Hegarty oa St Mark's M. E. Oiurch officiatod. loterment waa in Graenfi«kl c»me- t«ry, H«iiiB4tead, under direction of Pettik Brvlhars.
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Hempstead (Special.)—CompWai with an order of C. C. Adams. FH Administrator for Nassau Oountl Supervisor Smith is sending noUeM to the different lighting district com mittecs in the unincorporated sectioiM of Hempstead township, requ«»tin| them to decide which lights they d* sire to cut out. The order from thi Fuel Administrator directs tlhat th< number of lights reduced shall indu(k at least every alternate light withooi anecting the lights at highway crow ings or intersections, or other plae« where conditions make it necessar] to maintain them for the safety a
Eublic travel. Mr. Adama adlviaes th upervisor that it is desired to cil out all lights with the exception ol highway crossings and intersectioni along stretches of highways througl farming districts where there ia lit tie piiblic travel.
The Supervisor is requested to »P range with the plpctrio light and gm companies having contracts with thi town for highway lighting, to r«-ad just tihe schedule regulating the nura ber of hours of lighting.
The reduction of lights is a w* measure and only temporary accord ing to the Fuel Administration.
Reference is made in a letter i the Supervisor of interviews the Pui Administrator has had with Carletoi .Macy, President of the Queens Bor ough (Jas and Electric Company, an< with George .MacDonald, President 0 the Nassau and Suffolk Lighting Co It is stated the officials have agreed t a pro-rata reduction, nightly, of al lights subject to the order They hav also agreed to co-operate with th Supervisor and various lighting dis trict committees in the effort to el feet a fuel saving by shutting ol lights.
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