WW II Medal of Honor Recipient, Who Spent Youth in Port, Dies
About this time of year, back in 1945, a hero's parade honoring a Port marine who received the Congressional Medal of Honor for his heroism on Iwo Jima took place. Cpl. Douglas Jacobson and his proud parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hans Jacobson who lived at 34 Marino Ave., at the time, led the parade which stepped off at the, then, Port Washington Senior High School and terminated at the Main Street School. Afterwards, the Jacobsons attended a dinner given at Manhasset Bay Yacht Club in Douglas' honor. Sadly, this brave man, who in a few short hours chalked up a list of war accomplishments surpassed by few --- and eventually became a major in the Marines, died at the age of 74 of congestive heart failure and pneumonia in Port Charlotte, Fla. on August 20.
New Baxter Estates Roads On-Hold 'Til Spring
The final phase of road re-paving in Baxter Estates may have to wait until next spring because of all the construction planned or already under way in the village.
On the Bay
Last Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 23-24, was a rainy, dreary kind of weekend, just the opposite of the spectacular sun-filled days enjoyed last week. It served as a reminder that summer is over and the cooler days of fall are on the horizon. Knickerbocker YC served as race committee for the last official day of bay racing. Sonar results for Saturday: 1. #451, Ping, Rick Jordan and Sue Miller, 2. #396, Delight, Bob Kirtland, and 3. #368, Tzuris, Stan Rosenberg. Sunday results for Sonars: 1. #396, 2. #451, and 3. #368. Saturday results for the MBOs: 1. #9, Miss B Haven, Grace Allen and Ralph Heinzerling, 2. #21, Blue Chip, Chip Allen and Einar Haukeland, and 3. #23, 23 Skiddoo, Bob Dahl and Claude Mapes. MBO results for Sunday: 1. #9, 2. #21, and 3. #17, Frolic, Bill Martin. On Saturday, three KOD (Knickerbocker One Design) raced, with one DNF (did not finish). 1. #3, and 2. #15. (Names unavailable at press time). No KODs raced on Sunday. Next week will bring the Orient Trophy Race, the Wooden Boat Regatta, the Long District Run and the Around Hart Island Regatta. Results next week.
Girls Field Hockey Team Ties Oyster Bay After Overtime Period
On Thursday, Sept. 21, the Schreiber girls varsity field hockey team faced off against Oyster Bay in the Vikings fourth game of the season. The Vikings, under the experienced leadership of coach Bob Busby, came into this game with confidence after having been undefeated in their previous three games. Added energy and fun was brought to this game by the addition of a pep band comprised of seven boys, all of whom came dressed in field skirts to show their support for the team.
Lewis Oil States Its Case
'More Salient Than Real Estate Values, Are Missed Educational Opportunities for Local Students'