FROM THE FILES OF…
Compiled by Sullivan County Historian John Conway
July 11, 1906
THE SENTINEL CHANGES OWNERSHIP
The Editor of the Sentinel, finding that his law practice will not permit his giving the paper the attention necessary to conduct a publication, such as he desires to see conducted at Hurleyville, has sold the same to Scott Hoagland of Greene County, who will assume the Editorial chair July 16.
The writer has known Mr. Hoagland for many years both having been brought up in the same neighborhood and attending the same school. He is an energetic young man, of good address, an ardent Republican and a first-class printer. His father was an editor before him, and he has been reared in a printer’s office.
He will be assisted in his work by his brother Guy who is also an excellent newspaper man. Guy is a hustling young Republican, now a Page in Washington, and the two will conduct an up-to-date wide awake Republican organ. We have no fault to find with the newspaper business, or with the patrons of our paper. During the short time we have conducted The Sentinel we have received the most hearty support and encouragement from our townsmen, and the patronage we have received has been more than we expected. As proof of this we have four at work in the office at the present time and are unable to keep up with our orders. Our sole object in selling is to give us more time for the practice of law.
We ask all our patrons to give to these young men their hearty support and assure them that they will receive a clean up-to-date paper in return.
Again thanking our friends and patrons for their support and encouragement and soliciting a continuance for our successor, with this issue we turn The Sentinel over to Mr. Scott Hoagland.
July 19, 1916
THEATRE IS OPEN
The New American theatre across the track nearly opposite the depot is open for the season and showing twice daily with all the latest and best pictures.
July 11, 1941
HURLEYVILLE EAGLES PLAY TONIGHT AT HOTEL EVANS
The Hurleyville Eagles basketball quintet will play their third game of the week tonight at the new Hotel Evans indoor court with the Evans’ team furnishing the opposition. The Eagles, regarded as one of the best quintets in this section of the State in winter competition, showed their prowess Sunday night at the Hotel Nemerson where they lost by a mere one point margin to a team composed almost entirely of NYU players. Last night (Thursday), the Eagles, representing the Morningside Hotel, played the formidable Klein’s Hillside team of Parksville, composed of CCNY performers. The Evans team will consist of the same aggregation that brought the Ohrbachs of New York City the high rating it attained this past winter in A.A.U. circles. The Hurleyville lineup will be composed of Hesh Podberesky, Milt Levine, Rod Gordon, Murray Dambrot and Nate Ruderman. It is also expected that Frank Turner and Bob Davidoff, both NYU regulars will be in Eagles uniforms for this game.
July 18, 1941
POLICE SEIZE SLOT MACHINES IN RAIDS IN THIS VICINITY
In the first raids of the season in this section, slot machines were seized in four hotels during the earlier part of the week. Sergeant Joseph Miller and Trooper L. W. Freer of the Woodbourne sub-station opened the drive on Sunday with the arrest of Daniel Neuman, concessionaire at Schenk’s Paramount in Thompsonville. Taken before Magistrate Arthur Kyle in Monticello, Neumann pleaded guilty and paid a fine of $25. The machine was confiscated and the contents, amounting to about $30 in coins, was turned over to welfare authorities.
On Monday, Harry Berg and Joseph Schwartz, men in charge of the concessions in Loch Sheldrake hotels were arrested and arraigned before Magistrate Moses L. Kove. Schwartz pleaded not guilty and was released on $25 bail pending a hearing set for Monday, July 21. Berg paid a fine of $15 imposed the Magistrate Kove, after he had admitted his guilt. The machine contained $9.50 in coins.
Joseph Walter of the Murray Hill House concession in So. Fallsburg was arrested on a similar charge Wednesday afternoon. Taken before Magistrate Herbert Sakofsky in South Fallsburg, Walter pleaded guilty and paid a fine of $10. The machine had apparently been emptied over the week-end since only $1.50 was in it at the time of the raid.
The authorities smashed the four machines involved all of which were the one-armed bandit type. Commenting on the amount of aluminum used in the construction of the devices, police expressed the possibility that they might prove worthwhile in the aluminum drive to be conducted by the County Defense Committee beginning July 21.