The Brooklyn Daily Eagle from Brooklyn, New York on September 21, 1947 · Page 22
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22 BROOKLYN EAGLE. SUN , SEPT. 21. 1947 i pi .4) AS 4 - 7V 1 MEET THE ANKEES This is the St. Michael Yankees basketball team who played at the Lyceum, 340 42d St., in 1914. In the top row, left to right, are John Mc-Gann, Manager John Carrigan and Robert Whalen. In the bottom row, left to right, George Williams, William Dawe, Frank Daliberti, Henry Jacobsen and Ivar Alex-der of 533 53d Sr., who sent in the picture. E.N.Y. Kids En joyed Legion News Pushing Turntable For 3-Cenl Dummy Editor Old Timers: Ted Wilion now In Red Weeds. California, wondiri Thy more people don't writ about East New York. Her goes: Does Ted remember the three- cent dummy that ran easterly along Pulton St. (then Pulton Ave.) from Alabama Aye. and then north alone Cypress Ave. (now Crescent St.) to Jamaica Plank Road "now Jamaica Ave.)? The dummy was a small street car with a steam engine in the front end. The balance of the car was used for passengers. At each end of the line It had to be turned around so that the steam engine would be in front for the return trip. The last few feet of the track at the end of the line ran on a turntable. When the combination engine and car rested on that the engineer stopped Then the kids began. There were always a number of them waiting for the dummy to arrrve. Some of the kids assisted the engineer and conductor to give the turntable a half twist so that the engine would face In the opposite direction while others would stand on the turntable for the brief ride of a few feet. That was then considered a lot of fun. I doubt that this would Interest the boys of to- By A. S. CINCOTTA j The Kings County American: Iaaii will tartar (.rimnml dinner to its junior past county commander, Thomas P. Callahan, in the grand ballroom of the Hotel St. George December 6. according to the announcement made by Qer-ald Dowd of By Ridge Post, chair man of the dinner committee. Commander Callahan ended his VETERAN In Brooklyni By Sylvan Fvirman it full ef eUnrnaaa to make a school. Education and training are often more effective In the museum, at term of office this put Wy, when!hearaal , , y,, radlo 4tU(Uo he was succeeded by the present RtBOUpBe, Uk7 these are among the incumbent James T. Watters. Mr Watters will be the toastmaster. In an effort to Improve relations between the county administration and the posts the county commander has set a precedent by designing Monday night as "county staff night" at which time post officials and the chairmen of the reasons why New York has come to be the greatest education and training, center In tri world. For the veteran living In this town, such opportunities are within easy grasp, with many excellent, non-academic courses, full time and part-time, available here mad accredited under the OI Bill of C. W. V. Holes, By WILLI AM D. SCUIAT Our deepest sympathy is extended to Pranlc Howa d, past natkmal first vice commander. In the loss of his mother. Mrs. vaioenn Howard, who died Friday. C.W.V. services will be held at the Mc- tianua Funeral Fariora. wi bush Ave., today at 5 pas. The county staff and other friends are requested to be present In uniform. Holy Cross Post 295 wUl hold iU annual election of officer on Tuesday in the school basement of Holy Cross Church. The Rev. Edward F. Bradley Post 1270 will hold a meeting at . Teresa's Auditorium. St. John Place and Classon Ave., today, at which time the chapter charter will be presented. A set of colon, . nM.nt from the Greenpolnt . a. u. Simon relations. i- . .,, . w- m RavinM Bank, will be biassed oy m-person demonstrations at Town Monsignor Thorn" A- ...... ...... .. .. nmtar of St. Teresas Parian. takes mere thai a bnildlng of its Town HaU Radio Workshop. This wUl begin Oct. 30 st I IS pm continuing for a series of 90 Monday night sessions. The Workshop is open to veterans and la accredited under the OI bill. Oretta Baker, radio script writer, program director and former N. Y. U. fac ulty member, will direct the course. The Workshop plans to cover pro gram production, script wnung and other processes that (o Into radio. Prominent speakers wui attend, tmong them C. E. Hooper, origins or of Hoopcratlngs; Patrick J. Kelly. N. B. C. supervisor of announce, a, and E. B. Lyford of N. B. C. station relations. county's standing and special com- Rights. While many such courses mlttees msy discuss their problems offer credits toward higher degrees wtui me county oniciais. -ine or certificates, a number of them nll.l." .. . W.(nn h.U t! . , . . . 1 . inftMw pic uf iK-M i- arc lasen oy veterans w nrwiaai niu, ukiuujiik buui ivrs m r , fc ... v. da. d i i u.iL ....... i. ..n.u . T. vt Ajiuinv tlie i Dealers will De dot cvwiii i, nuivufu njR uneir cultural ana uiicugclumi ng-uauw cui. boiwtb w wt, . r,hmftr Coney Island Post, which acted ! riaons. as weU as equip them for I "Invitation to Learning" and oth-iough President Jonn "f"; as host to the thousands of Legion-careers. iers. A portion of each class session I Eugene Bannigan. ue mocri iie nalres who visited the resort dur-: Tw of the city outstanding ! wlU go out over Station WNYC leader or me uw T " Pens Farewell To Matchless Baseball Star Editor Old Tlmert: The keen sickle of the Grim Reaper has struck down another of the old tune ball players. This time it was Edward C. Le Seur, who winged his way to Valhalla on August 29, from his home In Miami. Fls. Ed was born In Oreen-point in 1870. and lived there until 1880, when his family moved to the New Lots section of East New York, which was real country In those days. He lived there for 30 years. Around 1887 he started playing semi-pro ball with the Matchless team of East New York and If my memory serves me right, Jake Livingston pitched and Eddie Rice caught for this1 team. (If I'm wrong, Old Timers, please cor rect me.) When the Matchless team folded up, Ed played for Pop Brickfield's Brighton team and continued with them until be was married, when he went into retirement, from which he returned to play with the Klngsboro team from 1015 to 1920. He played his last regular game in 193-4. He started going down to Miami In 1932. during the Winter, and finally In 1940 stayed down there. During the war he helped train soldier at Lummis Park by giving them a stiff baseball workout, (He was then In his seventies.) He got homesick last year, and came up and spent the summer in Brooklyn, and I had the pleasure ot taking him out to Victory Field Stadium to witness the Wednesday afternoon battles between Kllng-ler's Lambs and Parshalls Orou-chos. He sure got a real thrill out of these safaris and had plenty to tell his cronies, when he got back to Miami, particularly John E. Donohue, a retired Williamsburg letter carrier. Since then, every week I had to write and tell him the results of our game. SO LONG, ED. OLD TIMER; WE'LL MISS YOU SO MUCH. MAY THE EARTH LIE LIGHT UPON YOU, AND MAY YOU SLEEP WELL HENRY L. KUNGLER, 894 Bushwick Ave., Brooklyn 21 oy .mm THIS INDICATES HOW SOME NOTABLES LEARNED DIVING Editor Old Timers: Babe's last letter ir. your paper was very Interesting, '.s Babe one of the famous Scocco brothers who lived In Bensonhurst around 1915 or Is he Babe Adams of the old Bath Ave. family? Perhaps this effort of mine will add some facts to his letter. Re member Captain's Pier and Murphy's Bathing Pavilion when Ben- HOtihurst was the highest class Summer resort near New York City, crowded on weekends with actors, actresses, pugilists and the sporting crowd from the Sheeps- head Bay Race Track? I recall on Saturdays and Sundays Charlie (Magistrate) Ramsgate and Joe (Deputy Collector) Bowen dove off the top (95 ft. high) of Captain's Pier for $1 a dive. Elaine Golden and Elsie Han-nerman were the world's champion swimmers and divers at that time. They would spend hours instruct ing Charlie Ramsgate, Joe Bowen and Tom Curley in these arts with the result lr my memory serves me right Tom Curley was later a high school champion and Charlie ended up as captain of New Utrecht's swimming team, 1917. Others whom I recall at Captain's Pier were Eddie (Lawyer) Curley, Jack (Bd. of Ed.) Devine. Joe (Doctor) Walker and Jean Maher. After swimming the boys would end up at Semken's Inn for bowling or dancing, then for a snack at the Warschauers on Bath Ave. near the station house. How about Father Willie Gard- Zulu Kid's Mentor Says a Few Words Kditor Old Timeri: and members of the class will takeftrtct: County commanoer part in question periods as well as;V. Caretta, the Rev. J. H. Croweu, the famous Town Meeting of Uieiformer army chaplain, and H. J. Air, held tn the auditorium. Noeth of the Greenpolnt Savings i... i .i.. k. Rank The family of the Rev. to speciallM In a phase of radio I Father Bradley, In whose honor the Ing the national convention ot the institutions of learning In the Legion, has received many letters broader sense are the Brooklyn complimenting it on the open Museum and the Town Hall, both house the post maintained during of which are opening Fall sessions the convention. The post's guest-' that should be of especial Interest nalres from the 48 States and: The Brooklyn Museums Art i and write a term paper under per-, post is nameu, m . foreign departments of the Ameri-iSchool offers both part-time and sonal supervision of Miss Baker ent. can Legion. full-time ytudies in the fine arts, j and other experts. You can enroll. Memorial services will be held with veterans getting Individual lor obtain further information at ;next Sunday at the C. W. V. monu-Final plana have been completediinstruction from distinguished i the Town Hall Sliort Course Dtvi-1 ra(.nt. Roc ta way Boulevard and for the installation of the county! teachers. Full-time programs In- sion, 125 W. 43d Bt., Manhattan. 421 St., Richmond Hill, under the rt. fMiiiro thrill of sreater oiricers oy Biaie tommanaer voive a minimum 01 ta iu ju nuun rm wn-w wuiuciuiu aim 4Ufcpi:es or ine n. 1. teiim:ii magnitude Arthur Duffy next Thursday night of studio work weekly. With theibroad range of information on all;and the Queens County Chapter of Iner's choir at St. Finbars? The three Curley brothers, the Y ouman brothers, Bert (Father) Reardon, Frank McConville. Charlie Ramsgate, Jim and Bill Tierney, Jack Baldwin, Joe Bowen, Charlie Mohr, Frank McDavitt. Frank, Bill, George, Charlie and Fred Vail were members of the choir when Father Gately and Father Charters were the curates and who can forget Frank (Doctor) Brown, Edmund Huott and William Carroll? Those were the days when St. Finbars was an old wooden structure and the organ had to be pumped by hand. Usually the pumper was one of the boys who disobeyed Father Gardiner. Remember Babe that, at this time the trains ran on the street level and it was two fares to Park Row. Do you recall the boys going down every Saturday night to the Fort Lowery, Buena vista or Bay Plaza Hotels for a glance or an autograph of Trixle Friganza, Bob Fitisimmons, Pearl White, John McGraw, Fireman Cox, Eddie Leonard and Lew Dockstadter. also Jim Jeffries and Jack John son. I have heard since leaving the old neighborhood that Walter Kiernan is now a priest, Wenth-worth Driscoll Is a doctor on Long Island, Allen Hull is an eye specialist in Brooklyn. That Charley Deering, Tom curley and Jack Baldwin have passed on. I still carry with me pleasant memories of fine acquaintances and friends. I hope some of them WTlie so we will know they are still carrying on. JIM DEERING. magnitude. von v,rit. An lUhnna Avp Nostrand to Olenmore Ave., then easterly to about Elton St ? There was no trollev. It was run by a storage battery. The gosMp was that they had to make at least one round trip each day to retain their franchise. The single track ended at about where Elton St. now is because there was a dip of 20 to 30 feet in Gletunore Ave. for several blocks. It was rumored that there was a conflict between the city and the railroad company as to who was to fill in Glenmore Ave. to make it level with the other land in that locality. Until this was done the railroad tracks could not be laid farther east. People said the railroad was intended to run to the Old Mill. After several years of running this single car from Atlantic Ave. opposite the Howard House to Glenmore Ave. and Elton St., the railroad was abandoned. Years later the tracks were torn up. Are there any of East New York's old-timers still around who remember this? BENJAMIN T. HOCK 188 Montague St.. Brooklyn 2. Thinks Roeblings Should Be Honored at Flatlands Memorial Post, 2295 'term starting for full-time and Ave. phases of education opportunities, ,v,B r w V The services will drop in at the Brooklyn Veterans gtart at, j pm, and all posts, wita Dcrvue ciiLtr, im vuuii, oi..i..nir. aro reaiiested to be Dresenc where the New York City Board of Br.n,14i retreat of the KlnM Education and Board of Higher1 County chapter will be held at the accordine to the part-time courses this week, youj announcement made bv Robert should lose no lime in going w uie Suearman. chairman of the In- Art School office at the Brooklyni ataJlatinn rninmtttee. The BtateiMuseum, Eastern Parkway andl commander also will deliver a Washington Ave. Atigastus Peck isEducation nave assignee weu-in-.Bi(ino MoUov House, Oct. 31 to message to the local units of theiKupervLsor of the school. jformed counselors to he,p YoujNov 2 inclusve. All county and Legion which will be represented1 wn " " '""i"" at. the reremonieji. as an outstanding center for adult education and training in creative Under the authority grained bvi1""1' h,s announced the opening ' Sunday, Wednesday and Friday.) the Navy Department, only navyl- can also me lor your ui eaucauon off and members wishing benefits at the same time. . Thtrmt make vour (Md. r'urman's column appears '..., ln i,h r,a.t ruiiintv Com mander James C. Diver, 3702 Ave. sis'M. C. I Notes veterans may apply for the Ameri can Defense and Victory at the office of the county lutant. Each applicant must pro duce his honorable discharge cer- By JAMES H. HICKS tiflcate or certificates of satisfac- . . ., . torv servire ril feorah""on of the M- v. o ...i.n. a f!ilne Corps combat forces, which rA r-r. xr-.,i o i, u oecm eiiectiv Dept. 1, Is a suo nS,0ry.K. JT; "1-rtur. 'rom army or KNOW YOUR AIR FORCES QUESTIONS uue M. An invitation has been received from Assistant. Attorney General Paul Rao, chairman of the Colum-bus Day celebration, to participate In the annual parade Which will be (1) How many pIloU are assigned! held in Manhattan on Columbus to At a B-t4 on a mission? Day. More of this later as to time Committee and is now making ar rangements for the Legion's par ticipation in the Navy Day parade to be held on October 27. Further information will be furnished by bulletin as the time and place of assembly. Here Is Much on Harry Volk And Floyd St. Famous Folk Editor Old Timers: I have been a reader of the Eagle for many years, being born on Hopkins St., between Tompkins and Marcy Aves., in 1885. and my father at all times read the Eagle and we still have the Eagle deliv ered to us dally. The nice thing Is to notice my old friend, Jack Spiegel, continually writing something and sometimes he is wrong I am rather surprised that he has Mr. Heller is right, tn what he M,nha(,.n ,,, wh.t i. the matter with Harry Volk, did he stop writing or did some one said about Young Zulu Kid. I knew him very well. He began bowing after the big Zulu Kid's time. I refer to the big Zulu Kid. whom I got his first bout at the old Palace Hall on lower Grand St. He was a member of my club: the Mile-a-Mtnute Club. The night big Zulu fought I also had boxing under my wing Steve (Kid) Cross and Wild Bill. All three of them won with a K.O. In the first round. Chuck Oldia was the announcer. I would like to hear from any old friends who were there that night. CHARLES GERARD 2917 W. 16th Bt. It always was located on Hopkln-son near Nostrand. Where were Jack Spletsel or Harry Volk in not making that correction? Going back to Hopkins St. were next door neighbors to, Charles Froeb, who at that tlmei operated one of the most prominent liquor stores in the city. Sorry to say that Mr. Froeb Just passed away a short time ago. He was a very prominent person. Very active in the old Arlon Singing1 t.'h.r, Kditor Old Timers: I have just finished reading "The , Builders of the Bridge" by D. B. Steinman. Tins Is the story of John A. Roebling and his son, Washington A. Roebling, the en gineers who planned the Brooklyn Bridge and carried the project to a triumphant conclusion. It is a story of vision, heroism and per severance in a great cause that should be known by every citizen of Brooklyn. The author gives the entire story of the bridge from the earliest dreams of such a structure in 1800 to the great service and celebration of dedication on May 24 1883. I should think that two conclusions might occur to any one who reads this splendid book. The first Is a feeling that the history of our heroic forebears should be better known to the present generation: that a certain part of the time that Is devoted to the reading of lesser things might well be spent in meditating upon their glorious achievements with equal enjoyment. The second Ls that we s ! the memory "eiL-i.-j malt ail Annimnnitv n.u I This last thought makes one feel that when the final plans for Cad- man Plaza are matured, there The arrival of the Freedom Train in the borough will be marked by special ceremonies to be held on the steps of Borough Hall at noon Wednesday, according to the announcement of Deputy County Clerk James A. Kelly, chairman of the American Heritage Committee sponsoring the event. A special drive will be conducted by the Waste Collection Bureau of the Welfare Committee of the American Legion during the month of October, according to the an nouncement of past county Com mander Michael F. Mirande. di rector of the bureau. Collections will be made of old newspapers, books, magaslnes, furniture, cloth ing, bedding, rugs, metals rags and other articles. V. F. W. Notes ganization, according to MaJ. Gen. Lemuel Shepherd, assistant commandant of the marine corps. The new marine corps Infantry division has discarded the regimental or ganization whVh had been copied traditionally from the army, he said. Elimination of the regimental organization has streamlined the marine division, cut out red tape and has made it more flexible. Correspondence, orders and other communications will flow directly from division headquarters to the battalions without having to wind through regimental headquarters. "The new organization is de signed to prepare the Fleet Marine Force for atomic age conditions," General Shepherd said. "They will not have to wait for reinforce- lil What are "flaps" used for on an airplane? (3) How many brake pedals are on a heavy bomber? (4) Are there any openings In radio mechanics school in the AAF? (5) Can e -service men choose the ETO for overseas assignment? Theri Are Over 50 Technical Schools in the AAF Join Today ANSWERS (1) Three, pilot, co-pllot and automatic pilot. (2) Used for brakes while airborne. (3) Four, two for the pilot and two for the co-pilot. (4) Yea, you may apply, npon and place of assembly. Commander Assuero V. Carretta has been invited by the Ancient Order of Hibernians to attend a dinner in honor of Judge Matthew J. Troy which will be held in the grand ballroom of the Hotel St. George Oct. 11. Judge Troy is a member of the C. W. V. The new headquarters of the New York department of the C. W. V. were formally dedicated Thursday evening at 2112 Broadway. Among those present were Commander Carretta. State Trustee Eugene Toale and their wives. Scrolls were presented to men of New York State who rendered exceptional i service to the organization during enlisting. (51 Yes, on a three-year enlistment. For full information pertaining to enlistment see the recruiting officer at the Post Office Build- menU, supplies or replacement ;i?t 271 Washington St., Room 401 troops. They will be trained to peak form in the specialty of the marine corps amphibious landings." Marines requesting fleet and base claps are advised that these claps aocomnanv the American Defense! Medal only. No claps, buttons, or! By HENRY R. SHIELDS other legal devices are authorized for the World War II Victory medal. The Veterans Administration reported that there are 18.227,932 living veterans of all American A full raDort on the Brooklvn wars. Latest figures are: Civil V. F. W. Americanization RaUyjWsr, 91 survivors, whose average set. for next Saturdav afternoon at! age is about 100.7 years; Indian HaU, according to County Com mander Abraham J. Gross. Original discharge papers must be shown the Prospect Park Bandstand, will; we. Ml veterans, average age 85, to receive the medals. Arrange- the past year. The recipient In Kings County was past County Commander James C. Diver. Congratulations, Jim. Parkville Post 29 will hold its annual dance at the post club rooms. 63 E. 18th St., next Saturday. The Rev. Jerome Holland, USNR. of Our Lady of Refuge Church, has accepted the office of chaplain of the post for the coming year. Father Holland, in addition to his other duties, is associate ; editor of the Tablet. The Freedom Train will make Its appearance irt Brooklyn for Veterans Day. Saturday, Sept. 27, at the Venderveer Park yards of the T TOD All . - in . . Headquarters. Room 2, Borough". ""- Haii o ' , Nostrand Ave. at 11 a.m. and !J. W. V. Notes A steadily increasing number of World War II vets are receiving Victory and Defense medals nightly from Monday through Thursday from 6 to 10 p.m. at J. W. V. County be presented at tomorrow nights years: Spanish - American War. meetinz of Brooklvn Council in! 139.000 veterans, average age 71.1 Room 9. Borough Hall. Because ofiJears; World War I, 3.727,000 vet-the volume of business to be trans-jerans. average age 53.7 years; acted at the meeting, the first oflWorld War II. 14,361.000 veterans, the season, County Commander i average age 291 years. Daniel J. O'Neil has set the open-1 A strong nation Is a peaceful ing time at 8:30 p.m. sharp. nation and the Marine Corps Or-Stressing the significance of UieinlBed Reserve is a guarantee of rally, Commander O'Neil asks aille peace. Young men, 17 to 32. members to note that the affair 'y "''ry on civilian life while lent. hit- nrvuuu limb wc .,,,: .,.jiu j liould be diliirent in nrenervlnei e held on Sept. 27- not Sun-, serving as a reservist, with pay and rimory Tthoie men whoiV. Sept. 8 as erroneous!, of , regular marine catea in urn notices wnica went " k'"'"" wv out in the malls keep America strong and free. De- In addition to entertainment bv' tail" .vour local marine recruit-Broadway, film and radio stars.;"' slatln- .hmiM h imnni th mm-tii Joseph Aimee. chairman of the will act as a guard of honor from 12 noon to 2 pro. Uniforms and all post colors. D. A. V. Notes ments for distribution of the medals were completed with the co-opera tion of State Commander Leo Price and Henry Simon, a city j marshal who is chairman of the! membership committee. Walter! By PETER NOWAK Schoenfeld and David Reznik are co-chairmen. Another newcomer to the ever growing list of J. W. V. post publl- Totally dkabled veteran who have not applied for National Service Life Insurance cannot now apply for such insurance under cations is a readable 7-pge booklet, existing law. Also the law bars the called "Post Review," published by; reinstatement of any NSLI policy Tech. Sgt. Murray LebowiU Post ,11, those rases where the applicant is totally disabled. Veterans with some heroic reminder of the labors P1110 ceremonies committee. ex-l M.lf M-iam of John A; Roebling. Washington jPe severai national iigures " Ul III l-llfl W UIIIUII f PLEASED BY B. LONG Editor Old Timers: To B. Long I read an article you wrote about the police booth that was at one time at Van Sicklen St. and Avenue U. I re member the booth very well, but never knew what became of It. It was a pleasant thing to see you write that now you have it in your own back yard. As you signed your name B. Long I don't know whether you are a lady or gentleman. I used to visit Oravestnd great deal. I used to belong to the Gravesend Field Club, al though I never lived in Gravesend. Your article brought back many happy thoughts. With best wishes and hoping you will write some more about Gravesend. which I know win bring tome other pleasant remembrance. G.B. Paging Mr. Redican Bditqr Old Timers: I would like to have the ad drew of Joseph Redican. The Catholic church and school, of which he speaks, we both attended 60 year ago, and this Is the first I heard of him since graduation, I being now 63 years f ge. GEORGE HENDRICKS 320 23d St. beat him in an argument? Reading about the article Mrs. Alma Hoey wrote, she Is absolutely right about the Weber Tea Com pany, and referring to the Park Ave. car barns, again I believe she is correct about the fire, but long before that there was quite a fire at the Flushing Ave. car barns, which destroyed that completely. The barns were located at Flush ing, Detween Marcy ana isostrana That occurred better than 40 years ago. Coming back to the Park Ave, barns, it sure was a popular arena. Jimmy Shorten, who passed away a few years ago, was quite a factor there. Referee, bouncer, so. called fight manager and what not. At that time, after we had moved to Floyd St., we were next door neighbors to Johnny and Bob Crews, known at that time as Jack and Bobby, and from what I gather they both still like to bring up those days, which is a compliment to them. Mrs. Hoey should remember a few things or spots in her old sec tion such as Rivet's fur factory on Stockton 8t., Ph. CorreU's factory on Floyd St. I. at that time, attended Stockton St. school. Mrs. Douglass was our principal. Floyd St. school was not built at. that time. Went as high as the sixth grammar, which was as high as you could go, then went to La fayette Ave. school, P. 6. 25. Old Baldy Tuttle, as he was affection ately knorn, was our principal, and not a bad one by any means. About that time they had built the police station at Vernon and Tompkins, having transferred it from Whipple and Flushing. At that time the political situation !n the 21st was keen with both par ties. McGulre the Democratic leader and Johnny Deimer. Re publican, and that bring a thought of an Item printed In the Old Timers column, where some one had written about Johnny Deimer having his saloon on El-lery St., which Is absolutely wrong Society, president of a chain of banks and very charitable. My ratner and ne nad been very friendly, as It had been better than 40 years ago that they both had made some trips to Europe together. Who remembers Nick Bonson's hay and feed store at Delmonico Place. Flushing and Tompkins Ave.; Gerken's grocery, Coil's drug store, both at Tompkins and Hopkins Sts.: Bauer's bakery, still there, same family, dver 65 years on Marcy near Stockton; when Harry Volk lived on Floyd St. later on, and his brother, Dr. Lester Volk, who was quite a musician? Come ahead some of you fellows, let me hear from you in the Old Timers Page. I want you fellows to add, as I have a good deal more to add. I travel quite bit and I have had all the Sunday issues of the Eagle sent me so that I could try and keep up with the old timers column. As a matter of fact, while In Los Angeles I spent quite some time with a friend of mine, Otto Moss, a very successful businessman, who was born and lived most of his life In Brooklyn (his brother still has his dental office on Nostrand Ave), who Is following up the Old Timers. A. H. S. A Rnehllnir nd F.mllv Warren I Peak. He request that all post cuiiwiiAiiuci n (uwriiiuie inrit units at the Ocean Ave. entrance to. JAMES L. ANDERSON. 19 Fuller Place. TELLS ABOUT STORES AT FULTON AND REID dttor Old Timers: Some of the stores located on Fulton St., between Reld Ave. and Utlca Ave., 35 years ago were Cheap Charlie's, Copeland's de partment store. Miss O Neil s mil linery shop. Dennis Tteroey the plumber, the Great Atlantic Si Pacific Tea Company (where they only sold teas and coffees), Lieb 6t Buchalter, hardware; MoCaw, undertaker; Drum, horseshoer; Bectell lunch room, Doris & Bilow- sky, news dealers; Langu's shoe store, the store where they showed movies for a nickel, Cornlcchl, the barber. Remember the saloon on the corner of Utlca Ave. and Fulton St., where they displayed movies and election returns on Election Night? In reply to W. J. Mon- sles, Barnum & Bailey's Circus and Wild West shows were held at the old Howard Baseball Field on Macon St. and Saratoga Ave in the year 1912. JOSEPH SPENCER. 1357 Prospect Place. . 129, o which Bernard Kaplan i& ..nin.aiirlal- T m.Arvil i nr nf ..-f41t ........ w,. ....... v... . w...i.iS ""sprvii'f-nettfti disabilities less are Sol Haber. editor; David : thun total in dearee ire not tard FrankeL associate editor, and;froin applying for the Insurance or Isidore Goldberg, staff artist. Theifrom reinstatlr.g NSLI. County Council takes justifiable! Personals-Comrade Jacob Wer. pride In these post publications and at at Albans Nttval Ho6pltA, urges all posts to send copies of Ward to infection of foot each issue to County Headquarters Junior Vice command! Mur- T i, K-(n. rviimn. -,,,11 r wonuoieiices to tne lamuy 01 Ai2xira,. nrnt nt rnt .r,i ul. Px,IC P;'0r l marcninf! the Army and Navy Union is or-l Kan.toJ"- Quartermaster of Prospect iebrat, their daughteri to the bandstand ganizing an escort party which willi Park Post 198' wnoJr!cen'ly P?Medl birthday Sept. 1 at Hotel Glenwide, ... ....,, ..-IDe .vallab e to ramlliea who are ci.c.mru uy Manhattan rivontlv having their soldier dead brought!"-""" w"u""1- , ' .... I At an executive home from the battlefield nf; orieis biooks rost oo is By DAVID DOYLE ough V. F. W. will post a guard of honor at the Freedom Train next Saturday, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Postmaster Edward J. Quigley's praises are being sung by Civil Service Chairman John Gardella and Commander O'Neil for the rounding out plans for a special membership affair on Armistice Night, Dr. Emil Queen, Junior vice World War II. This squad is under the command of Samuel Hoch. enmmanrier of the Rrnnlrlvn Navv Yard Garrison of the Army andicommnaer- reports. io neyman is commander. Determined to raise dinner the postmaster arranged inju t0 jom lne aqua(j are urged 'ofunds 10 buil(' a playground and honor of retiring employes last Sat-Lonlmunl,ilte witn commander permanent meeting rooms, Murray urday at the Hotel St. George. jHoch at AS push Ave. , Brenner Post 471 is going all-out Each employe about to retire,; jm support of the County Welfare amnnff wnnm were manv v. lv w i ... .... ... . -.- ----- - - me Aj-mv ana wavv union win members was presented with a' rtlclpale ln ,he FTtSom Train; u.o. ""'" " , 7," "T, parade and activities Sept. 27 at Commander ONeil is doing his th yanderveer Park freight fards meeting of Chapter 28, held last Wednesday in Room 6, Boro Hall. Past County Commander Ben T. Anuskewica rendered a report of hi hospital committee or which he Is chair, man. The committee during the Summer has visited six hospitals and Is working on a proposed cam paign of providing entertainment "r"1"""' .l"c.Vuul" and gift packages for the hosoit! The Army and Navy Union will Ba" on inantsgiv ng wigni ano d vet4.ran. The budget committee, under its own "Monte Carlo Celebration, i :"JZZ 'i"'" tht chairmanship of George Fer- 'TAiroI host." t-Tk ri i rv h a 1A Wnrlrl i ... . . .. . ' . ! rlann t nf Tc.l w r tfm I 1 -a nrt wall HAtrl U . me ucuwwis w wcauawajita wt uw-1 t t. , , Series tickets to be presented to:..... ,,,.. win ,Memblel'e Greenbaum. erstwhile editor of 1 " TV. 'u". ltT, nilmr dL.t the clubhouse of Flatbush Post Brk.yn Post 2 News the iffibUc.-lur- r the erans i irom me Mannattan . , m..i. roinn t Beach Veterans Hospital, St. Al-; Nostrand Ave. at 9 ajn. bans Naval Hospital and Base 81 j in the Bronx. Prior to the games I mx rtable radlM were the veterans will be entertained! .w.h.r.M v.m. Hospital and the St. Albans Naval WAS PLEASED TO READ ABOUT FLUSHING AVE. Editor Old Timers: others. I went to the Throop Ave Beinir a constant reader of "Old Sunday School. 1 w ml .. T 1 A 1 I l IUIIC letter from Frank Rlggio as that Is the first one of the section of Brooklyn I was anxious to read about and his letter waj the only one of that neighborhood. I was bom on Flushing Ave. near Throop Ave. That was before H Batterman was there. The Diock from Broadway to Throop Ave. was known as the doctors' row. Dr. Rappold, Dr. Scliauf and others on one block. There was Bits and Kutchbeck dry goods store. Later on Bits had a liquor store; and Stutimah the undertaker and many; we walked to Johnson Ave. slaughter house to watch the men working, and I be lleve we bought meat there very cheaply. Those good old days are gone forever, and I am glad I lived in the days never to be forgotten. Also, I recall the bood bicycle days down to Coney Island, and the boat rides to Glen Island. Woolworth's store and the the aters were not there in my day but I have been up there only last year to look over the place where I was born 70 year ago and It ha changed so much I hardly knew the house or neighborhood. TRUDY BURCKHARDT. at lunch ln the Borough Hall section and then driven to Ebbets Field. Expert advice to the next of kin of servicemen, whose remains will start arriving In this country next month, Is available at the Joseph D. Rochford Post, 357 Flatbush Ave. Post Commander Andrew J. MoCaddln and the organization's service officer, Robert C. Keltie, point out that such Information and assistance is given without charge whether or not the in quiry comes from a person a ft ill ated with the V. F. W. The County Commander re minds all veterans that the V. .F W. hat a full time service officer, William R. Robedee. on duty at the Veterans Administration's Regional Office on Ryerson St. Kem Post, at its meeting next Friday at 23 Court 8t., will lay plans for a ball to be held Feb. 27 at Manhattan Center, according to Post Commander John P. O "Boyle. "GOING PLACES?" PHONE MA 4-6300 FOR IDEAS Hospital, Friday, by the Army and Navy Union. On the committee were Department Commander David Abrams. County Comman der Michael J. Buckley, County Adjutant Lewis Michaels and Past Department Commander Irving McGough of the Army Navy Union. Also: Mrs. Agnes M. Zlma Mrs. Gertrude Kenrlck, Mrs Marlon Betts. Mrs. Mar; Wlsch and Mrs. Isabelle Pfelfer of the Army and Navy Union Auxiliary. Members of the organization at tended Constitution Day exercises at the Academy of Music in Man hattan. . Samuel Hoch headed the delegation. Lt. Col. Richard S. Cole has been named parade commander ot the Brooklyn Navy Day Parade, Oct. 26. The parade is sponsored by the Army and Navy Union. Philip Mandracchla has com pleted plans for the organization of a new Army and Navy Union garrison In the Ocean Hill section of Brooklyn, north of Brownsville. tion hereafter will be edited and published by Jack Perse. World war II vet and European-trained artist, who la well qualified for the task .-. ; Veterans who won the Combat Infantry or Medical Com bat Badges between Dec. 7, 1941 through Sept. 2, 1945 are now eligible for the further award of the Bronze Star Medal, according to a recent War Department ruling . . . Families and next of kin seeking assistance ln regard to repatriation of war dead may con tact J. W. V. County Service Officer M. T. re f fer at Room 2, Borough Hall. Profile Karl Applbaum, now serving his second term as county chaplain, is popularly known as the "Flying Rabbi" because of many plane trips ln behalf of GIs while on duty as an army chaplain . . . Educated ln Pennsylvania pub lie schools and colleges . . . holds the following degrees: B.3., M.S., LL.B. and JB.D. Rabbi . . . Dr Applbaum la rabDl of the Avenue M Jewish Center and resides with his wife, Helen, and three children, at 1898 Bay Ave. ... His varied interests are reflected In his many activities ... He U a past chancel lor of Landes Lodge 515, Knights of Pythias, member of Paramount Council, Royal Arcanum: past Freedom Train which will arrive tn Brooklyn on Saturday, Sept. 27. Chapter 28, D. A. V., will have a guard of honor and colors present at the train. Past Commander Anuskewlcl has been chosen to represent the county D. A. V. at the Navy Day parade and ceremonies on Sunday. Oct. 26. Veterans of World War II who renounce disability payments for any reason do not lo.e their r;ght to otner benefits provided bv law for them or their dependents. Such vets may reapply for compensation or pension and approved awards will be payable from date of second application, but will not Include retroactive payments covering period during which payments were renounced. The next general membership meeting will be held Thursday night at 4-5, Court Square, Williamsburg . . . Also Is a menu ber of Reserve Officers Association, JewLsh Chaplains Association, National Educational Association and National Conference of Social Workers Note fiend ail data for this col umn to J. W. V. Executive Director Henry R. Shield. Room f . prudent of Hapoel Hamizrtchi of; Hall

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