FIRE DEPARTMENT OFFERS SPECIAL HELP TO INVALIDS
TheFreeportFireDepartmenthas launched "Operation Emergency"
to offer special assistance to invalids and others who might nee.d aid
in leaving burning buildings. All information, which is confidential,
will be kept in a card file so responding firemen will know in advance
that a person must be evacuated from any specific address. Also,
the Fire Department will place a sticker at the front window of each
such house and another on the window of the room where the invalid
person sleeps, to assist firemen in their rescue work. If there is
anyone in your family who should be on these emergency rolls, please
notify the Fire Department, Box 777, Freeport.
WARNING; DON'T BURN LEAVES ON STREETS
Fall and falling leaves are synonomous, and leaves on the ground
mean bonfires to manyFreeporters. However, the Village Board re-minds
all residents that there is an ordinance against burning leaves
in the streets. Most of the streets are now black -topped, and burning
on this surface damages the streets considerably. It is thennecessary
to make repairs--an added expense which eventually shows up in our
taxes. Even in the few miles of streets which still have dirt or gra-vel
on the edges, burning leaves canbe dangerous to cars, to passers-by
and to property. If you have too many leaves to use as mulch and
can't give them away to friends in treeless areas who want to use them
as mulch, try to wait for the sanitation pick-up. The Village is now
working on the problem of those with excessive leaf loads and hopes to
announce a disposal solution shortly.
LET US APPLAUD
* The Police Benevolent Association, celebrating its 3 5th anniversary
of aid to the Freeport Police Department and the community is con-ducting
its annual fund drive and dinner dance.
* The hundreds of volunteers of the Freeport United Fund who give so
freely of their time and energy to help the community.
* All those who became new citizens this year, by coming -of -age or
by naturalization. Let all good citizens honor them and our Constitut-ion
by observing Citizenship Day and Constitution Week, September 17.
A PUBLIC INFORMATION BULLETIN OF THE VILLAGE OF FREEPORT
ROBERT J. SWEENEY
HENRY M. ALTENGARTEN
FRANK W. SOMERS
ARTHUR R. MULUER
GEORGE H. FAIRBERG
JOHN J. MAC DONALD
LEONARD 0. B. SMITH
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"The Boating and Fishing Capital of the East"
FREEPORT HISTORICAL FESTIVAL &'PARADE OCTOBER 20-21
The Freeport Historical Festival, with the theme "Salute to the
70th", will open with an Historical Parade on Saturday, October 20,
and will include an Historical Exhibition in Randall Park on October
20 and 21, all in honor of the 70th anniversary of the incorporation of
the Village of Freeport. In addition, there will be special events
planned by the Memorial Library, the Historical Museum and a gala
dinner sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce under the chairman-ship
of Judge Paul Kelly. This is the latest word from the Festival's
General Chair man, J. Norman Leek, who extends a cordial invitation
to every individual and organization in the Village to join in making
this a truly memorable occasion.
Although the entire theme is historical and the Festival Exhibition
will, of course, contain many educational aspects, there will be plenty
of light-hearted moments for the whole family during the Festival.
The parade will be colorful with floats, bands, antique cars and cos-tume
groups. At Randall Park there will be brightly-colored tents,
bands playing, jand, a^mong displays of historical documents and photo-graphs
there will also be old-time diversions like pie-eating contests
and barbershop quartette singing.
To make it possible for families to spend as long as they want at
the Exhibition, a huge clam bar will be set up and operated by mem-bers
of the Waterfront Committee and various waterfront merchants;
it is impossible to have a complete old-fashioned clambake but steam-ers,
clams-on-the-half-shell, corn-on-the-cob, clam chowder and the
like will be offered at reasonable prices. The entire Festival is plan-ned
as a non-profit, non-commercial Village wide celebration, with
no admission fees and nothing to buy except food.
Anyone having any suggestions for the Festival or Parade, or wish-ing
to participate in any way, is urged to contact Chairman J. Norman
Leek, Trustee FrankSomers or Publicity Director Dee Kratovil at the
Festival & Parade Cont'd.
Municipal Building, or get in touch with the appropriate committee
chairman listed below. It is hoped that everyone in Freeport--and
friends and former residents as well --will participate in the Fes-tival
and that young and old will learn to appreciate the traditions of
Freeport while having a good time.
Chairman J, Norman Leek appointed the following committee
chairmen: Parade, Kent Thomson; Historical Documents and Coor-dination,
William Morin assisted by Mr. and Mrs. William Kaland
and Mrs. William G laser of the Historical Society; Field Location and
Layout, RodVandivert and Jerry Schliefer; Waterfront, Paul Humbert;
Band Concert, Mrs. William Martin and Mrs. HaroldBattin; School
and Youth Participation, Mrs. Benjamin Sh,ebar and Mrs. Roy Caccia-tore;
Special Events and Programming, HaroldHeld and John Wark ;
Policing and Protection, Capt. Edward S. Dixon; Safety, Fire Chief
Ben Cooke. Seymour Gross is special funds treasurer, Marge Enders
is secretary and DeeKratovil, with members of the Village Publicity
and Public Relations Committee, is handling publicity.
The line of march for the parade and a complete list of events and
displays will be published in the October issue of the Village News
and in local newspapers. But mark your calendars now so that the
week-end of October 20 will find your and your families all ready to
enjoy the "Salute to the 70th".
WATCH THAT BOAT SPEED! OBEY FOUR-MILE LAW!
With more pleasure boats and fishermen enjoying the waters of
"The Boating and Fishing Capital of the East" there has come an in-creasingly
serious problem on the canals and waterways around Free -
port, and it's spelled S*P*E*E*D.- Too many people are not paying
attention to the legal speed limit of four miles per hour. As a result,
there has been heavy property damage to boats, docks, bulkheading
and waterfront property. Worse, many lives have been endangered.
Increased patrols by County Marine Police on the waterways and by
Freeport Police ashore have been authorized, but this is not the ans-wer
to the problem.
First, watch your own speed when in a boat. Four miles an hour
is like "a slow stroll". The wash from your boat's wake should swish
gently and harmlessly against other boats or the shoreline, not leave
boats frantically bobbing after you pass. Secondly, report the num-bers
of offending boats to the Police to help enforce the ordinances.
The boat you save may be your own!
UNITED FUND DRIVE OPENS-ELEVEN AGENCIES BENEFIT
STOP Wasting Your Time. . . LOOK At All the Facts,.. LISTEN
To Good Sound Counseling.. .ACT After Considered Judgement.
That's the slogan for the 1962 campaign of the United Fund, of
Freeport, Inc., which will be officially launched during the month of
October and which, this year, will benefit eleven different Freeport
One contribution will cover all of these and eliminate separate
drives for each. It also benefits the agencies involved, for by having
one drive for all, it cuts down on repetition and unnecessary expenses,
making more actual funds directly available. All monies collected in
Freeport are earmarked for use in Freeport.
These agencies are included: Red Cross; Association for the Help
of Retarded Children; Boy Scouts; Girl Scouts; Cerebral Palsy; Fam-ily
Service Association; Mental Health Association; Salvation Army;
South Shore Child Guidance; U.S.O. , and, new this year, The Ber-man
SAFETY TIPS FROM POLICE DEPARTMENT
ATTENTION ALL MOTORISTS:
Please reduce the speed of your cars near all schools and parks.
RULES FOR PEDESTRIANS:
1. Cross at the corners.
2. Cross on the green light.
- : - - - - = - 3 . ' -Walk-in designated-ar.ea (white and yellow, .lines).
4. Help the Police Department protect your life by obeying
the "Walk" and "Don't Walk" signal.
5. Remember that it takes 100 feet to stop a vehicle, after
. the driver sees you.
6. Be careful when a car turns the corner.
7. Don't obstruct your vision by packages or umbrellas
while crossing the street.
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