Brooklyn Life and Activities of Long Island Society from Brooklyn, New York • Page 19
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BROOKLYN LI KB 19 still clings to brilliant white lights, and thus gains distinction and attention by its departure from the general color scheme. A shoe store carries its message in bright green against a background of deep red. GUARDIAN NATIONAL BANK of New York MEMBER FEDERAL-RESERVE SYSTEM 1600 SHEEPSHEAD BAY ROAD BRIGHTON OFFICE, Northwest Corner Coney Island and Neptune Avenues CANARSI13 OFFICE, Northeast Corner Flatlands Avenue and East 2d Street 4 PAID IN SPECIAL INTEREST DEPARTMENT PERSONAL SERVICE HEAD QUARTERS WE INVITE YOUR BUSINESS PLEASING OLD FRIENDS AT THE ELIZABETH M. REILLY SHOP Hairdressing is frequently spoken of as an individual matter. Usually this refers to the person who receives the wave or other treatment.
"We dress your hair to suit your personality" has become a slogan in wide use. The individuality at the Elizabeth M. Reilly shop has another angle. Miss Reilly states "All methods including our own." Just what does that mean to Brooklyn Heights residents? A new hairdresser might come into the Heights well equipped with the machines, preparations and technic of half a dozen leading methods of permanent waving, each studied as well as is possible. But he would not know just what the women who live in that part of Brooklyn want and expect in their coiffeurs.
It is in catering to the customers and idiosyncrasies of individual patrons, that Miss Reilly excells It is through this personal acquaintance with their needs that she has built up her own methods. So, the Elizabeth M. Reilly shop in the Hotel Bossert will continue to please the people who have been coming there for years. Summer permanents are now in order. celebrates November 4th as Washington's Masonic birthday.
Not far from the old Masonic lodge Dr. Hugh Mercer built his apothecary shop, which is the oldest drug store in America. This old building had for more than a century been falling to decay, and but for the patriotic work of the Citizens' Guild of Washington's boyhood home it would have been lost to history. Its real fame lies in the fact that in Mercer's apothecary shop Washington kept his private desk and made this place his headquarters. It was here where he wrote many of his important letters and other documents.
Following the example of Washington, the Citizens' Guild has made Mercer's apothecary shop its headquarters, where tourists are invited to call and obtain full particulars regarding the old historic City of Fredericksburg. By R. S. Kennedy in the N. Y.
Herald Tribune, BROOKLYN EDISON CLUB TO SPONSOR A "KIDDIES DAY" More than 3,500 Brooklyn Edison employees' wives and children will board the S.S. DeWitt Clinton on the morning of July 29th, for the start of the annual "Kiddies Day" outing sponsored by the Brooklyn Edison Club. George Kane, Chairman of the Kiddies Day Committee, will be at the helm of this year's affair, ably assisted by a committee of men and women employees of the Brooklyn Edison Company. The Club intends to make this year's outing surpass those previously held, and to insure this intention it has appointed Mr. Kane to take charge of all the arrangements and proceedings.
Previous to last year, the outing consisted of a bus ride to a Long Island beach, where the party bathed and picnicked for the day. The boat excursion, introduced last year, proved so successful that it will be repeated. The water trip, in addition to being more comfortable for the mothers and their kiddies, will be interesting and provide additional facilities for safety, convenience and amusement. The excursion will consist of a ride up the Hudson River to Indian Point, where the party will disembark for the day. When they reach Indian Point the party will be escorted to the picnic grove and left to their own resources for merrymaking.
Milk, ice cream and other tasty delicacies will be distributed until the children have had their fill. The Brooklyn Edison Boy Scouts Fife and Drum Corps will supply music during the boat journey and at the resort. There is a sandy bathing beach and lockers for those who wish to go swimming, and several life guards will be present to oversee the bathers. Swings, slides, tennis courts, baseball grounds and an elaborate cafeteria will provide for the amusement and needs of the youngsters. A first aid station in charge of a Brooklyn Edison doctor and nurse will be maintained on the boat and at the Point in case any emergency may require their service.
Indian Point is approximately two and a half hours from Desbrosses Street Pier by boat. The boat will leave at 9 :30 A. M. and will arrive at Indian Point about noon. The party at Indian Point will last for approximately five hours before the trip home will start.
The excursion party, it is expected, will land at Desbrosses Street about 8 :30 P. M. Man And what can woman sing of man Save that he is, and yet will be What he has been since time began A liar with a pedigree And no originality. His heirloom lies will scarcely vary (See ancient record, rhyme and rune). Adam, or Tom or Dick or Harry, Carthage, Chicago, late or soon He learnt his lying of the moon.
You'll hear the moon protest to Earth And he philandering the skies Eternal vows of moment's worth That melt before the morning rise Like other sweet sublunar lies. Emily Powers Iglehart, in Poetry. IN TRIBUTE TO FRED. HERBST If there is ever a history of the mortician's profession compiled the name of Fred. Herbst iwill receive a prominent place.
The use of the funeral chapel and funeral home, widespread today, largely owes its inauguration to Mr. Herbst. The funeral parlors which bear his name, Fred. Herbst Sons, have maintained the considerations of the founder toward the relatives and friends who need it most at times of bereavement. 697 Third Avenue and 83 Hanson Place are well-known locations of chapels.
The new Fred. Herbst Memorial Chapel has not yet become as well known, but it should be visited if you would know the fine manner in which such a place can be arranged and decorated. The substantial appearance of old England has been here produced in the woodwork and wall coverings, and ample room has been provided for the largest gathering. This Memorial Chapel in honor of the founder is located at 7501 Fifth Avenue, in the heart of the Bay Ridge section. HISTORIC TOUR LEADS TO LAND OF WASHINGTON In 1932 America will celebrate the 200th anniversary of George Washington's birth.
While such cities as New York, Boston, Philadelphia and Chicago are expending millions during this event, Fredericksburg, where Washington passed his boyhood days, will do its share in acting as a background and furnishing the scenery for this great pageant. So, let us motor down to this shrine of American history, where we can see the houses that Washington knew as a young man and the streets where he played as a boy. The tour from New York to Fredericksburg is over fine roads in fact, from Baltimore down we roll along the new United States Highway No. 1, a fast road of concrete eighteen feet wide, over a rolling country where historic scenes present themselves at every turn. This accounts for the fact that thousands and thousands of motorists are making this trip each year.
Judge Embrey, president of the Citizens' Guild of Washington's boyhood home, estimated that about 12,000 motorists visited Fredericksburg during the touring season of 1928, and that double that amount is looked for this year. Starting from New York the motorist will make for Newark and follow the Lincoln Highway, passing through New Brunswick, Princeton and Trenton, where the Delaware River is crossed over a no-toll bridge. Still following the Lincoln Highway signs brings one into Philadelphia. The next point is Baltimore, which is reached by following the Baltimore Pike, a scenic drive over a fast concrete road. To many it comes as a surprise to learn that Baltimore is one of the largest seaports in the world.
It was here in 1814 that Francis Scott Key was inspired to write "The Star Spangled Banner," which he saw flying over Fort McHenry after its. defenders had repulsed the British navy in its attack upon the city the night before. Thirty-eight miles farther on the traveler arrives at Washington. It would be easy to pass a week there, but as the tour is to visit the boyhood home of Washington we must be on our way and head down to Fredericksburg, which is fifty-five miles southward. We are now in real old historic land, and as we cross the Potomac River we can see from the bridge the historic mansion where Robert E.
Lee lived for many years. Five miles down the road is another historic town, Alexandria. Here one can trace the first causes of the Revolution, for it was here that Braddock held a conference of Governors and proposed the taxation of the colonies by the British Parliament, the result of which was the stamp tax, the direct cause of the American Revolution. Washington was at this meeting and vigorously protested against such a tax. From Alexandria down to Fredericksburg is a direct run over the newly laid United States Highway No.
1. In Fredericksburg he went to school, and it was there his mother lived for fifty years. Next to his mother's home stood the beautiful mansion built by Fielding Lewis for his sixteen-year-old bride, the sister of George Washington. A few blocks away stands the Masonic lodge where Washington became a Mason on November 4, 1752. So important was this event that today every Masonic lodge throughout America BROADWAY'S COLORS It is still called the "Gay White yet the accuracy of the appellation is open to doubt.
Its gayety is sometimes questioned perhaps without foundation when "There's a Broken Heart for Every Light on Broadway" and other such products of Tinpan Alley wail their way into public fancy. But whatever its prevailing tone and atmosphere, whatever heartaches may lie behind Broadway's smiling mask, its ruling color is not white. For the white lights celebrated in song and legend are now almost obliterated by the reds, greens and orange-yellows made possible by the luminous gas arrangement. From the corner of Broadway and Forty-second Street, where the bright-light district begins, the view at night is a vast panorama of color red squares and rectangles enclosing green letterings and blue-purplish lines providing a setting for yellow flashes and orange bolts of electric lighting. Looking to the east, deep red is easily the favorite.
Crimson lights proclaim the wares of radio stores, restaurants, drug stores and a merchandiser of sporting goods. One large moving-picture house "Boy! Did you see that beautiful end run?" "Oh, I don't think he's so handsome." Lafayette Lyre. SUMMER REMOVALS Every year at this season, Brooklynites make their preparations for their summer vacations. They file their changes of address with the post office and notify their friends where they are going, but experience shows that in a very great many instances the addresses they file and the addresses they give are erroneous. Much embarrassment is the result.
The difficulty lies mainly in furnishing the names of camps, of hotels, or of hamlets, which are not post offices, and omitting the names of the post offices through which these camps, hotels and hamlets get their mail. It is very important to ascertain the correct post office address before leaving for the country, for the camp, or the resort, to which you intend to go. Very commonly the railroad depot, or the town where you leave the train or boat is not the post office through which mail for your camp or hotel is deliverable. Where mail is posted with the name of the camo or the hotel only, and no post office address, and where mail is addressed to the railroad station which is not the office of delivery, even if it is not sent to the Dead Letter Office, it is likely to be delayed in transit, and the postal employees' heavy burdens incident to the summer rush are added to by the necessity of perfecting the address. THE GRIEF OF A LOVE AFFAIR If you write the girl of your dreams a letter, it's too long.
If you send her a postal card, it's too short and too conspicuous. If your letter is sentimental, you're too bold; if it isn't, she gets angry and ditches you. If you call her up too often, you're a pest; if you don't call her often enough, the affair is over. If you talk too long, she is bored; if you don't talk long enough, she is offended. If you send her flowers every day, you're a spendthrift if you don't send her enough flowers, you're a cheapskate.
If you try to kiss her, you're insulting; if you don't you're insulting. If you try to be nice to her, she thinks you're too suave; if you don't, she thinks you're too crude. If you act naturally, she doesn't like it; if you don't then you're affected. God help the stronger sex in an affair like this! Amherst Lord Jeff. Telephones, Sunset 3381-3382 "The Funeral Church of Bay Ridge" JACOB SCHAEFER Undertaker Daniel J.
Schaefer, Prop. Forty-second St. and Fourth Ave. BROOKLYN. NEW YORK.
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