This Day in History: 1935-02-14
Police Chief Charles Smith sent out summons to many of the prominent men of the community. It threatened them with dire punishments if they did not appear as charged on February 22nd. The Chief was acting in his capacity as commander of the local American Legion Post. The summonses sternly ordered their recipients to report to the Town Hall for a good time and warned them that they were certain to have a good time. The occasion was the Post’s annual winter dance and buffet dinner. Dancing was to be the “syncopating strains of the Rio club orchestra” and the charge was minimal. “Failure to attend,” the summons stated, “will penalize the recipient to the extent of a dull time at home and lasting regret.” Meanwhile the Ramapo Valley Chapter of the VFW was promising their members no dinner speeches at their dance at the Log Cabin in Ramsey on March 1st.