, TEACH HIM SAFE
THE SAFEST WAY 10 walk to
school or wherever. he may go and
safety rules for crossing streets should
be taught to your child before he begins
achuul. Find (he safest route to school
and use it when you take him to school,
giving him safety pointers every day. By
the time he goes to school alone he will
have learned the safest way.
A child's life is far more valuable than any
time that might be saved by speeding, Chief
Peter Elar of the Freeport Police Department,
said in .urging e veryone in the community to
workfor the success of a child safety progra m
organized by the Police Bureau of the State
Division of Safety.
"It's going to take the combined efforts of
motorists, parents and children to keep our
youngsters safe in traffic.
Four thousand four hundred children under
fifteen years of age were killed in motor vehicle
accidents last year. The problem of protecting
youngsters in this age group is one of the most
challenging facing,us today.
Everyone's cooperation is needed to help
assure .the highest possible degree of child
The parent's role in this program is espe-cially
imp'ortant. Chief Elar said, in pointing
aut that fathers and mothers can select play
areas removed from busy highways and danger-ous
intersections. "•'•- " ' ' ' ' i:" - •
Parents "'should strive to teach good safety habits. This can be done most
effectively by good example. If'parents and;adults consistently practice safety
rules, youngste'rs will soon follow in their footsteps. "" "
Despite the best training however, 'children may" occasionally actunwisely
in traffic. 'It is then that the motorist should-dohis part, Chief Elar said.
Drivers should be extra-cautious in school areas, around playgrounds, in'
residential districts and at 'other places "where children gather.
Children should also do the best they can by walking, and playing safely,
and observing all the various rules they have been taught.
The schools are doing'a good job ofteaching safety, the Chief said, and the
police intend to do all that they can to keep children safe. The program can
help reduce accidents only if everyone gives it his full support.
THOUGHT FOR THE MOTORIST Be tolerant with the pedestiran.
has his faults, but they are not crimes punishable by death;
Mayor G lacken received w ord from the Northwestern University of Chicago
that a certificate of merit has been awarded to.Sergeant Anthony N. Elar of the
Freeport Police Department. Sgt. Elar completed a special traffic training
course given by the U niversity with high honors. Letter to Mayor Glacken said
of Sgt. Elar "He is to be commended for his sustained interest and application. "
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Freeport will be the host to the NassauCounty Village Officials Association
on Tuesday, December 14th, 1954. The Regular Meeting of the Association will
be conducted at Guy Lombardo's East Point House and guest speaker of the
evening w ill be Mr. F resco Thompson, Vice -President of the Brooklyn Dodgers
Baseball Club. .**,**=.,**,****,»,*,* •
MERRY CHRISTMAS and A HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL
Vol. 3-54 December. 1954
Freeport's first public school, erected in 1820, and which stood at the cor-ner
of Main'and Church Streets, where'the" cannon.now stands. According to old
records the first session was for six months, 37 students attended and the teach-er
was paid $38.87 f o r h i s services. ' , . . . . . . .
This is one of 140 pictures of early Freeport which were shown in the Con-ference
Room of the Municipal Building on Tuesday evening, .Nov. 23rd. As
soon as the printed explanation of each.photograph can be obtaine'd and pasted
on each picture the complete alburhn will be open to public inspection. The
board of Trustees has under study a plan whereby the pictures may be shown
to civic groups.
THE VILLAGE RECREATION DEPARTMENT NEWS
The second season of the FreeportRecreation Department's winter pro-gram
is underway. A variety of 32 different sessions are being held weekly,
offering recreational activities for all age levels, from all sections of Free-port.
The weekly schedule is as follows:
MONDAYS: Atkinson & Archer
' Columbus Ave.
WEDNESDAYS: Columbus Ave.
' Atkinson &
THURSDAYS: Bayview Ave.
SATURDAYS: Columbus Ave.
Cleveland • .'
,.. Bayview Ave.
Arts & Crafts
Athletic Program Evenings
Dancing Instructions "
High School boys & girls
Arts & Crafts
Square Dance Inst.
Arts & Crafts
Athletic Program -
Arts & Crafts
Arts & Crafts
M _ II
Teenage Co-Recreation 'Evenings
Basketball Inst. Mornings . .•
All evening classes begin at 7 P.M., All after school classes begin at
3 P.M. and all morning classes 9 A.M.
The first teen-age dance of the winter season was held Saturday Novem-ber
13th at the High School gymnasium. More than 250 girls and boys enjoyed
dancing to the music of the Teen-Age Band, and participating in the "bunny
hop", conga line, and other novelties.
Each Friday evening the Recreation Department is providing an informal
program for girls and boys of grades 9 through 12, at'Columbus Ave., from
7:30 to 10:00 P. M.
A surprisingly large turn out of approximately 300 youngsters attended
the first session, and while the earlypart of the evening was devoted to basket-ball,
table tennis and etc. , the majority were doing the mambo and jitterbug-ging
later in the evening.
During the Christmas Vacation the gymnasiums will be open during the
day for special programs for the youngsters. The details of the Christinas
schedule will be announced in the leader. •
We urge the parents to bring the various activities listed to the attention
" of your children.
An adult square d ance and Folk Dance class will begin Thursday Jan-uary
6th at-the Archer St. gym. 8 to 10:30 P.M.
Mr. & Mrs. Al MacLeod will instruct the activity.
MARINE INDUSTRIES DISTR-ICT CONSIDERED
With the expansion of F reeport and its rapid increase in population various
suggestions for modifying the zoning ordinance have been presented to the Vil-lage
Board. Among the proposals under consideration is one toestablish in the
waterfront sections a type of zoning d esignaled as "Marine Industries District. "
The general idea would be to preserve the characteristics of waterfront areas
similar to those on Cape Cod. Generally, the uses permitted in this district
proposed such establishments as devoted to the sale and display of boats, r.va-rine
supplies, fishing and sporting equipment and the like; the manufacture and
repair of boats within enclosed buildings; the sale of marine products of various,
types and other industries associated with waterfront activites. It is suggested
that there be provided facilities for the operation of restaurants, for the sale
of foods, for the renting of clock spaces, boats and accessories and limiting on
the use of the area for residential purposes. Mayor Glacken has appointed a
Committee consisting of the following with Trustee Viebrock as Chairman:
Trustee Cheshire, Wilbert F. DeMott, Supt. of Buildings, Mr. Edmund Lum-ley,
Jr. , Mr. Carl Hellsten and Mr. Nathan Zablow. This Committee has been
considering in detail the various suggestions and propose to hold a public hear-«
ing at some future time for further discussion.
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. . . 'MUNICIPAL TORT'LIABILITY
The Village of Freeport was represented at the meeting of the Municipal
Tort Liability'held on December 3rd,,1954 at the Bar Building, NewYorkCity.
The purpose of the meeting held under the auspices of the Joint Legislation Com-mittee
.appointed by the State Legislature was to present, views of various mu-nicipalities
on the law as it relates to negligence, against cities arid villages.
The representative at the meeting for the Village of Freeport, was Martin H.
Weyrauch, Village Counsel, w ho is Chairman of the Pilot Committee of the New
York State. Conference of Mayors, which has been active in the promotion of
legislation to provide greater protection to the taxpayers of Villages against
claims brought in negligence action.
Counsel Weyrauch pointed out various reasons why the taxpayers should
have relief from municipal tort claims in order to keep the tax rate down. As
a result of this movement, it is hoped that the State Legislature will adopt laws
providing for the relief suggested.
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BE AWARE OF YOUR DOGS
The Board of Trustees has made ap plication to the Town of Hempstead for
the control of stray dogs within the Village limits. The Town has an animal
shelter atWantagh and has a dog warden under whose direction the department
is operated. If the arrangement is concluded' the procedure will be for. the Town"
warden or his deputies to seize all. dogs running at large within the. Village. ••
The seized dogs will be impounded at the animal shelter.
For the past several years the Village has had its dog ordinance made ef-fective
in cooperation with the Long Island Humane Association but due to the
adoption of certain State Legislation the Continuance of the Association has beer,
found t o b e impractical. ...
Village Ordinance #1.2 prohibits owners of dogs from letting them run at
large in any of the streets or public places of the Village unless effectively re-strained
by cha'in or leash not more than six feet long.
A violation of this ordinance carries a.rnaximun penalty of $25. 00. This
is in addition to the liability of''ons not so restrained being picked up, impound-ed
and subject upon redemption c£paying fees.
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