FROM THE FILES OF…THE HURLEYVILLE SENTINEL
Compiled by Sullivan County Historian John Conway
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, showed their prowess Sunday night at the Hotel Nemerson, losing 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 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.
HURLEYVILLE TO GET A TRAFFIC LIGHT
A signal warrant analysis completed last month by the Albany, NY traffic engineering firm Creighton Manning has recommended that a three color traffic light be approved for the intersection of Main Street, Mongaup Road and Railroad Avenue in the hamlet of Hurleyville. And now the Sullivan County Legislature has signed off on the project.
All costs associated with the installation and operation of the traffic signal will be assumed by The Center for Discovery as the sole property owner within the newly formed Hurleyville Parking District.