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9200 Tin: DAILY iHttSfr T7H1TK PLAINS, N. Y„ TUESDAY. MAY 28. 1929 9200 ONE WEEK OSS MONTH MX MONTH* ONE TEAK -S Mg n MU Fin Dollars T m Dollars > TUESDAY. MAY 28 ultmm rr mn*«ia|. Fr/A rr nUmtU motif! tn M. mitkami u motif! «• nwnrrf. Comuomrmrh it mi, molds trnHu .tnomcmr tots irrfr, tit* it mi» sum attmttt or protiountn i-uaomt. Hr m*i» amort, mod irtinmt fottMf or mfotnbU n ir nmird.\ -Auuuu L incoln . FOR WHITE PLAINS Aluke White Plain* the First City hi Westchester County. Support the City Plan. A school survey to determine the facilities needed. Purchase of nccdetl parks .and playgrounds. FOR WESTCHESTER COUNTY Adoption of uniform traffic code. Completion of Parkicay program. Elimination of grade crossings. Extension of trunk seiecr system. Uniform system of assessment. WESTCHESTER IN 1965 No more seriouB, comprehensive, thorough study of the potentialities of the New York City metropolitan area, including that territory within a fifty-mile radius of City Hall in Manhattan, has ever been made than the survey just completed by the Regional Plan of New York and its I environs. For seven years one hundred and fifty experts, sponsored by the Rus ­ sell Sage Foundation, have labored on this survey, now completed at a cost said to be in excess of one mil ­ lion dollars. George McAneny, former public service commissioner, a member of the new Regional Plan ­ ning Committee, and. incidentally, a brother o! former Corporation Coun ­ sel Leonard McAneny of Yonkers, announced the plan to the public. Included in the fifty-mile radius, takr.g in all of Greater New York, northern New Jersey, Long Island, all of Westchester, Rockland and Putnam Counties, and a portion f of ( Connecticut as far north as Norwalk, are now about 10,000,000 persons. The area is 5,528 square miles. By 1965, the experts estimate, this area will house double the present population, that is, 20 , 000,000 people. The purpose of the plan is to have this area by 1965 the most comfortable place in which these 20,001,000 men, women and children cun live and work. Exports'in architecture, engineer ­ ing. iuw, medicine, economics, trans ­ portation, sociology and aviation have woiked on the plan. Among the members aiding the project are Ambassador Morrow, Lawson Purdy, former Secretary of State ’ Polk, Rob ­ ert \Y. De Forest and Commissioner of Education John H. Finley. Every resident, every taxpayer, every man, woman and child in the area under study should be interest ­ ed in this report. It is undoubtedly the biggest thing ever attempted in city planning, for the greatest city in the world and for the even greater municipality which the sponsors of the plan hope to achieve. But tremendous difficulties beset the path of the planners. There are state and county lines to be wiped out if the plan becomes effective. There are differing economic forces to be compromised. There are sharply contradictory modes of liv- -ing-to be ameliorated. Westchester, for example, may well look askance at any annexation to Greater New York, with its grow­ ing tax. rate, its tendency to make political footballs of vital civic ele ­ ments, as in transportation. It was because of this fear of annexation, willy-nilly, that the state constitution was amended to protectsuburbs from forcible annexation by large neighbors. But, in all matters except those of politics and government, this area is indubitably linked. The problems of Nassau and of Newark, of Westches­ ter and of Putnam, are gradually be ­ coming the same. They, represent ­ ing the fringeaxif the greatest coloni ­ zation the world has ever seen, are deeply affected by any events, any economic changes, any transition in living factors, of New York City. In the area mentioned there are at present 426 separate, distinct mu- . tolclpalities. • Can they possibly be merged, with their individualities, their prejudices, their instinctive provincialisms, in the next thirty-five The plan by which this is to be done cannot fail to attract wide in- l#i<*t. And, as it took seven yea ’ rs U* preparp, it may well take another tevtn years to digest. EUROPE TO WESTCHESTER Tlie Westchester County Park Commission, co-operating with the budget and appropriation committee of the Board of Supervisors, has de ­ cided to send Chief Engineer Dow ­ ner of the commission to Europe to study aeronautical progress on that continent, with particular interest in the construction of modern airports. The trip is not intended ns a pleasure jaunt for a hard working en ­ gineer, who probably needs a vaca ­ tion without work at the jjnd of the trip. It is designed to supply West­ chester Count)-, through its parkway engineer, with information on just what tlie airport of the future must contain and must not contain-. Back of tiro idea is the undoubted' purpose of the county officials to es ­ tablish within tlie next few yearsCui Westchester an airport which will lie tlie lftst word in efficiency. And no -more progressive idea has ever been advanced for this county since the park and the sewer programs were outlined. Westchester has lagged in co-op ­ erating with this fastest medium of transit. County officials have, in fact, been criticized for failure to act more promptly in this matter. • Now, it seems, aware of the cer ­ tain coming of aviatioq as an eco ­ nomic factor which no municipality can afrord to neglect, the county which is famed th*! world over for its up-to-dateness is to catch up with those municipalities ahead of us in aeronautics, by constructing the finest aviation center the county can afford. The Park Commission seems, sometimes, to move slowly. But no ono can criticize the Park Commis ­ sion for lack of thoroughness. When its mind is made up, however, slow and conservative it may he. it then acts to get the best available. The progress — of aeronautics— by which we mean something different from avintion records and stunt feats — has been phenomenal in the last two years. In 1927 there were only 9,028 miles of airways in this coun ­ try. There are now more than 2«,\'''..-niles laid out and operated. More than fifty routes are flown daily. Air mail has decreased in cost and tripled in volume within a year. On January 1st 'of this yenr there were listed 5,653 civilian-owned air ­ craft. This figure is doubled at the present writing, including the planes under contract but not yet delivered to owners. At the end of 1928 there were 3,000 \air-marked\ towns, including practically all larger municipalities in Westchester. Yet only one field, a private airdrome, is now operating in this county. Regular air transport passenger service* across the continent, the en ­ trance of express companies into the field, the combined air-rail facilities now offered by the large railways, an increase in a year of over one hundred percent production, the ex ­ tension of airways, especially the lighted portions; the growth of the air mail, the reduction of air mail rates, and the offering of unlimited capital — all these factors insure avi ­ ation ’ s progress. Westchester cannot afford to he left out of that advance. Mr. Dow ­ ner's trip should be of inestimable value to the county and its future. THE SPIRIT OF THE PRESS The Tarrytou-n Board of True- Dr-fral lot*, tho Elmefoid Board, the Thlm County and the Grrenburgh Town I'lan Board ohould make a dttrrmlnrd fight to fnutratt thr poaalblt-at ­ tempt of the Third Avenue Railroad Com ­ pany to place on the Tatrytown-White Plaint* line trackless trolley* Our recollection I* that the Town Board and lha Tarrylown Truster* agreed to the ouitlnK of trolleye because they felt that bua- ere would replace them and thue make.lt poe- slble for the track* to be removed. There l». we believe, a pruvioion In the agreement that refer* to trackless trolley* but the board* In question believed that only busses would be used thu* npvlatln* the necessity for the of win Now > the of the various boards that the Railway Compnny plan* lo appear before the Public Service Conunlanen to ask that trackless trolleyi be used oo tt)s rout*. There can be only one answer'to the challenge and that le a de ­ termined fight to have the company uet bua- eee without any entangling alliance* For example. If two wire*, one on each side of the street are stretched on the high ­ ways of Tarrytown where the buesea are to run. It mean* that the village not only will be forced lo prohibit parking on the streets, but It also means that the continued use of the vehicle along a specified route, eventu ­ ally will cause the pavement to hreak down In the event that Ihe center or the streets Is used the condition Is no different than were tho IroUey to remain. The wire still would be there only the tracks would not. County Engineer Charles MacDonald has made a'au-enuou* fight to clear Ihe entire road of tracks and wire* In order that a throngh highway may be made possible! The various municipalities granted permission for the substitution with the understanding that busses only would be used Now they should gather forces and defeat this latest move. There Is much at stake not only for the vil ­ lages but for the county a* well - Tarrytown Dally New*. The attempt to completely Im ­ perfect rnunlze the children of Pleasant- Record vllltf from diphtheria hns met with marked success While the work at first did not receive Ihe co-operation of the residents which might have been expect ­ ed. continued efforts along this line hove re ­ sulted in so generally increasing the Interest of parents that today nearly all of i|>* chil ­ dren attending school In the Pleasantvllln District have been Inoculated. Effort* are now being concentrated on children of pre-school ago. The olm of the health authorities and the District Nursing work is to give the Village of Ph-nimuf villa a ino per cent record on immunisation fr-.rn diphtheria Clinics for the treatment of pre- school children will be conducted on May 37. June 3 and 10. It has been pointed out In many Lnstapces that prevention Is far more deairablc than cure Plensantvtllc parents have been af ­ forded an opportunity to endorse a prevents- them will lend thoir co-operation Their con ­ sent for the treatment Is necessary This fac ­ tor-lias made the activity the more difficult for In some Instances parents were Inal lie to give their consent to have the treatment ad ­ ministered despite the assurnnre of healili of ­ ficials that It would In no way harm the pa- Thr District Nursing Association hs = ren ­ dered a most valuable service In helping with this work. Despite the added responsibility thrtr workers conducted the census covering children of pre-school, age who had not been treated ..In conjunction with their annual membership drive. In addition, they have assisted where the clinics were conducted. Plcasantvllle ha* made greater progress ----- iny „ lhrr commujjHy In ■ the [ the A BAR TO COMPETITVE BIDDING Officials who draw the specifica­ tions and prepare the advertising for bids on street work are frequently found overlooking one of the most important points of the highway law and this oversight often places them in a position where any contracts awarded as the result of such adver ­ tising are liable to legal attack, while the erring officials are apt to find themselves the center of a taxpayer's action. We refer to Section 26 of the Highway Law which provides as follows : \Patented Material or Articles— In the construction, maintenance or repairing of state or county high ­ ways, no patented materia! or article shall be specified, contracted for or purchased, except under such cir ­ cumstances that there cal) be fair and reasonable opportunity for compe ­ tition. the conditions to secure which shall be prescribed by the Comniis- j sioner of Highways.\ That is a section on which public officials should fix their minds for it has been the court ruling in legal actions brought under this section that the phrase \state or county high ­ ways ” does not restrict the applica ­ tion of the law to highways built in their entirety by the state or county or in part by the state or county but that it applies with equal force to highway work in any and all munici ­ palities of the state. Officials who really desire to pre­ scribe a certain patented material or article can easily get around the matter by naming the patented ma ­ terial or article and adding the words \or some other material or article equally,as good.” The courts have construec Lspe cifications so drawn as within thclaw and have upheld con ­ tracts let on bids so called for. The added phrase opens the doore for competition and shuts out the op­ portunity for legal action tin the part of disappointed contractors who- feel Uicy have been discriminated against. health officials of the district gres* has already been made that this doe* not now appear too much to expect The value of this work la beyond question Health authorities stale that once adminis ­ tered. the treatment Invariably makes the child Immune for life. Steps have been taken to get the greatest possible benefit from the work and to prevent duplications. In order ileve this result It has been arranged to prepare n record of ei to keep these records *t Mount Klsco This rhlld * tell v been treated Every effort has been made to , public concerning the need for this Judging from the results, the g to protect their children In yen these children will reap a rich hs this work — Fleaaanlville Journal > handle ; for « t appeal which 11 “ 3 of ! JUST FOLKS ■ | By EPOAR l QUEST jj THE BICE TREE The man cunt out and shook his head. \The tree Is very sick,\ be skli \It Is infected by the scale ; lu foliage Is turning pale; Its sturdy trunk Is pitted deep; I question whether whether you can keep \ This pine alive throughout the year.\ Strange new* about • tree to hear •I never thought that I should he So much concerned about a tti I knew that everything which grows Hust fight for life against It* foe#; But I had never guessed that r Are stricken down by maladies And suffer fever*, aches and chills I on fietda and hills Much troubled lest my tree should Fighting a grim dlseaa* I strive To keep that ftilling pine alive. Morning and evening And m# thei Battling with hope against dee pal Seeking to save it. wondering etl all things ws love grow The Question Dp you believe that the O'Fallon Supreme Court dectalcdi. favoring railroads, will cause an Increni About Town. The Answers William Taylor. Post Road \No. Business determines rate* of today I hardly think Qhe railroads will try lo take advanTagt-of that diet.\ I William Cullen. Orawaupum street: \Having seen so many other prices go shooting up Into th* sky. nothing would surprise me any more I shouldn't wonder If there Is an Increase.\ A- Ft- Barker.'North Broadway; \Don't look for any change for a long time to come, so Tm not rylng about It.\ Today Westchester County Women's Re ­ publican Club, basket luncheon. JT.C Club, dinner. Women's Guild Jewish Commun ­ ity Center, luncheon. Westchester BUtmor* Country Club, meets. 1-ndy El He,-card parts' 1 . Young People's Society, Grace Episcopal Church, bridge. Scandinavian Society, Trinity Lutheran. Week' Day Schools of Religion, exhibit Bo-* from SL Jam** the Lea* Protestant Episcopal Church, larck KrlUi-Aibre theater, Lianne Eng ­ els In \The Letter.\ Loews State theater, Davey Lee In \Sonny Boy \ Parson-Do yle. White Plains J CONGRESS TODAY Continue* debate on census raapportlonment bills. - Interstate Commerce committee continue* hearings on Coureni ‘ to establish communications i mission. .. Rule* committee considers resolu ­ tions to amend senate rules regard ­ ing executive sessions. . Privileges and Elections commit ­ tee resumes hearing final Vare ar ­ gument In contested Vare-W1 l»o election. House Continue* consideration of con tnltte* amendments lo tariff blU. Votes on tariff bill at I p. an. Westchester First (dontlnued From i-age On*) ■rs. lace to 1 heaven and earth for four hours the other night, trying to establish th* Identity of -a little lo*! child 1 who bad fallen into their hands. Th* child wasn't able to give any Information and all the pollaamen who sew th* youngster expressed th* opinion that the child did not belong on their beats. Then, at th* end of Tour hours, the mother arrived at police head ­ quarter*. By that time eh* was on the verge of nervous prostration, had pretty well combed th* but had not once thought of going to th* police. ------- many similar case* and It strangle that all mother* do realise that (he ve . go In search or a lost child Is to police, headquarter*. Quit* often, where a child can give his or het name and address, ihe youngster It brought home before tbe mother has missed thr child. But where a child Is too small lo talk the police cea. to wait until the parents „ Port Cheater l«arna from a report of Chairman John )V. Diehl of th* Cillxens' Advisory Committee on .Reorganisation of the Municipal rernment that Port Cheater must have a new charter even though It may decide to remain a village In ­ stead of becoming a city. Sub ­ committees have now been named to make a survey and rtconunend Just th* aort of charter which it deemed for the best Interests of Port Chester and its cltisens. This will probably give Port .Chester plenty to think about In the near future. In this connection It may he mentioned that Interest In the proposed City Manager plan for New Rochelle le growing In that city. The charter will be voted on In November and yesterday the Charter League*, opened headquar ­ ter* In th* new building of th* H1U Motors Corporation. Installed an executive secretary and A red the opening gun In an Intensive cam ­ paign to put Over the proposed Bobby Lyons pitched a no-hit. no- run game against Mount St. Mich ­ ael ar Pelham on Friday, enabling the Pelicans to win by a score of 2 to 0. Lyons struck out eleven I This la In John J. McGraw ’ s lerrt- tory. PrlMtfif Manor bring the home of McGraw. Bohby better watch his step for the famous man ­ ager will be getting him. IM1M NATIONAL MINTS A wag suggests that the only \national mint\ folks know Is — (PEPPERMINT!) Any school tad however should he able to tail Us that there are thro* national mlnu-oo* In Philadelphia, an- other in Denver, and a third In Ban Francleco. Philadelphia Is the oldest and moat of oar coins sr* minted there. If you can ’ t recall the place Uny come from, remem ­ ber that the County Trust Company I* always a good place to put ’ them! FURS! Our Cold Storage Vault for furs Is burglar-proof ! Fire ­ proof Flood-proof Accident-proof! Loss-proof! Moth ­ proof Located right here In our own building. The same protection as our own Securities Vault The County Trust Company White Plains. N. Y. MEMBER FEDERAL RESERVE Tomorrow White Ptsdns High School, pre ­ mia \Sacrifice \ Elk's Club card party. Harrison Lodge 1003 F. * A. M . Ml K ikco Elk's special meeting. Grernburgh Town Bonrd meets K of p.'cBTIvrnUon. Wayptda Garden Club Show D A R luncheon Council of Jewish Woman, lud- Busines* and Prnferflonal Wo- jen. supper. Slide Sewing Circle, meet rn * Auxiliary Y M. C A-. Wo i Greenacres P. T. A_ meet. ' Loew i Stat^Theatre. Davey Lee In \Sonny Boy.\ Kelth-Albee Theatre. Bert Lytell in \Lone Wolfs Daughter \ the Incal xonlng ordjnanc ._ ........ .. ............ billboards Mr SeelyNvtil endeavor to secure permission for the re-erection of a huge sign which Building Inspector Albert Gastelger. Corporation Counsel Frederick G Schmidt and the Board of Trustees forced the rom- Deiplte his official connection with the Chamber of Commerce and the foci that he Is counsel to Ihe Town of Rye. which also has a zoning ordinance to uphold, there Is probably nothing technically unethical In Mr. Seely's having accepted a retainer to estab ­ lish a portion of Port Chester's ordinance as \unreasonable.\ It la nevertheless a fnct. however, that when a public official, profes ­ sionally or otherwise, lends his sympathy and sutajort to a movement to chinge a law, he weakens general respect for that law — the man In the streets Jumps to the conclusion thsl the law must be wrong or the official would not undertake lo upset IL In our opinion, despite Mr. Seely's reported assertion that \there la strong sentiment fa ­ voring a change In the ordinance\ to permit \standard six*\ posters to be used, most citi ­ zens and officials'of Port Chester are not de ­ sirous of having the zoning law alterVd to suit the real or.fancied Idea* of any private commercial corporation or Individual. Frank ­ ly. If -there Is the \strong sentiment\ of which Mr. .Seely epeaks. we doubt that It ex ­ ists except In the minds of Ihe executives and legal lights of the General Outdoor .Ad- vert 1*1 ng .Company. Who In Port Chester, other than th* few persons who rent \hrir property as billboard sites, would be Interest ­ ed In having Ihe law amended to permit larg ­ er btllboarls? ' — Pori Cheater Dally itym. MRS. BENNETT MADEMEMBER Her Auto License Published The Daily Press % ins Award in Auto Club Mrs Mar 1. 78 Mtmtro- of The Dally Press since the first Issue, owns motor car license -W 7210, and has been awarded a membership In th* W«*tc heats* County Automobile Club by The Dally Press. have had excellent results from your classified advertisement* that I have Inserted lib The Dally Press,\ said Sirs. Bennett, \and It was while reading this page for help I needed, that t discovered thst my license number had been publlshi and that I was entitled to the mer bership awarded by The Dally In yesterday's Daily PreBs, motor license 4V-13-74 was published, and the holder of this number J* ■ rtitlt- lod to a free- membership In th* Westchester Automobile Club. Another number Is published to ­ day in the classified seetlon. Turn to It now. and see If It Is your li ­ cense number.' if you flml such to be Ihe rase, mark the paper, and bring It In to Th* Dally Press office and receive with our compliments a membership card, which os with It many free- services. About People ’ N Things 8he's a great grandmother. And like them all ' Or nearly all. She spends hcYNtlme. In completely spoiling. Her great grandchildren. And protecting them. From the terrible thing# Their parents threaten. To do to them. If they won't be good. And more than that. . There is one of them. At the age of three Or maybe four. Who with the approval. Of Its great grandmother. I* permitted to mimic. Ita father** pastor. And those of you. Who've been brought up. To follow the straight. And narrow path. Will appreciate. What an awful person This great grandmother. Must really be And anyway. Despite her faults And tbe danger* that Ur. With euch a woman. And the other night With two or three others. I w#nt upstairs. To the little girls room And she stood at the foot. Jf her little white bed. And told us all. Thst •* were In church. And she was the pastor. And then she preached. And while she preached. She kept looking around. In search of something. And having found K. . She stopped abruptly, And said to us. . \And now It's time. \To take the collection.\ And she Jumped off the bed. And got the tray. And poised It around. And got. twenty cent# . And somebody asked her. What -she'd do with It. And eh* replied. If you think It'* right. To bring up a child. Bo that It thinks. That th* pastor's sermon: U just an excoae. - . To take up thq collection. We Solicit Applications For First Mortgages on Improved Real Estate in Westchester County New York-Westchester Investors INCORPORATED (Sole Mortgage Correspondents in Westchester of The Prudential Insurance Company of America) BAR BUILDING WHITE PLAINSTN. Y. TELEPHONE 9210 Your Auto License ' May Have Been Selected Look on the Classified Page. If your license number is there bring your license to the office of ... The Daily Press and receive without charge a YEAR ’ S MEMBERSHIP IN THE AUTO CLUB OF WESTCHESTER with all its privileges such as Emergency Road Service — Free Towing Ser­ vice — Legal Advice — Saving on GaSollne and Insurance. License No. 4V-13-74 Yesterday ’ s Winning Number L • 7, ^

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