FROM THE FILES OF…
Compiled by Sullivan County Historian John Conway _____________________________________________________________________________________________
October 1, 1932
Hurleyville School Notes
Gussie Jacobson and Frieda Wichinsky must be starting a junk shop. Did you notice the boys’ rings on their fingers?
A new form has been required on all papers in school. All home work has to be done in ink. Names may be on outside the paper.
The schools star basketball player is back. Charley Yave in person. Everyone is glad to see him back again, especially Gussie Jacobson.
Library Club had its first meeting to elect officers. Dot Rubin was elected president, Ann Eldyshein was elected Vice-President and Lenora Orlowsky was re-elected Secretary. The members of the club were divided up into three parts. Some are to do routine work, improve the library and decorate it.
Dot Rubin has already had three seats this year. Is she trying to find a comfortable one? Maybe she is trying to get away from Slippy?
October 8, 1932
Hurleyville School Notes
Mr. O’Hara has made a new rule about conduct. If anyone in the school has nothing to do, all you have to do is speak and you will have a longer school day. The first time you speak, you stay after school five minutes, but after that it doubles.
Ruth Hope has had red hairs on her dresses lately. Who is the boy with red hair that is so close to Ruth?
Bob Kallander will make a good janitor. He picks up all the little scraps of paper Evelyn Rudner tells him to.
October 17, 1941
Success Predicted for Strong G.O.P. County Ticket
Sullivan County residents from the Ulster line to the Delaware River and from Rockland to Bloomingburg are showing unmistakable enthusiasm for the Republican county ticket, it was revealed over the week-end as candidates ended the first week of intensive campaigning and took time off to sum-up the results of the initial part of their tour.
For the office of Sheriff, John R. Baldwin, of Livingston Manor, is meeting with general approval. Capable, honest, experienced in business and in public office, the Republican candidate is recognized throughout the county as one of the best known and best qualified men to handle the important post at Monticello. Mr. Baldwin, it will be recalled, lost the election by a mere 46 votes in 1935 – and he and his friends are determined that he will go over the top in a big way in this year’s campaign.
J. Bruce Lindsley’s re-election to the office of County Clerk is being freely admitted in opposition circles. An able campaigner who is seen and known by his constituents the year around, Mr. Lindsley is finding Republican sentiment at high pitch and expresses the opinion that the entire G.O.P. ticket is going to meet with a hearty response on the part of the voters. Mr. Lindsley’s qualifications for County Clerk need no expounding, the efficient manner in which he has conducted the office indicating more plainly than could words that the multitude of details and the high standards of accuracy demanded by the position are being handled with entire satisfaction.
October 31, 1941
A Valuable Public Servant for Both Town and County
Largely responsible for the adoption of the self-insurance plan for Sullivan County in 1939 which replaced the state compensation system previously used, Arch B. Rosenstraus during his last term as Supervisor of the Town of Fallsburg, can be credited with saving the taxpayers of the county more than $40,000 in the 1939-1940 and 1940-1941 period on that one measure alone. This is only one of the many valuable services he has rendered.
Seeking re-election as Supervisor of the Town of Fallsburg on an independent ticket and with the endorsement of the Republican Party, Arch Rosenstraus unquestionably deserves return to the office he has handled so well in the past.
Keep a Good Man in Office
With a splendid record of economy and service during his past four years as Supervisor of the Town of Neversink, Robert T. Many of Grahamsville seeks re-election to the office this year.
During his administration, the affairs of the township have been handled in a highly efficient manner. Through his efforts, the maintenance and repair of sixteen bridges in the township was taken over by the county, a move which provides a substantial saving to the property owners in the Town of Neversink.
Keeping the tax rate at a low level without sacrifice of necessary equipment or expenditures, Supervisor Many, with other members of the Town Board, authorized the purchase of a truck, tractor, bull-dozer and grader, all of which will be paid for by the end of this year. Despite the heavy damages caused by the flood which necessitated the borrowing of $13,000, the entire indebtedness of the Town of Neversink has been reduced by $8,000, substantial evidence of careful management.
Thoroughly acquainted with the problems of the township and the responsibilities vested in his office, the re-election of Mr. Many will assure the taxpayers of the continuance of good government for the Town of Neversink.