Federal W.P.A. Workers, September 1938
The Board Acted to Authorize and to set some legal guidelines and "Hold Harmless" provisions:
The Taxpayers were asked to pay Taxes
SOMEHOW THEY GOT THROUGH ALL THIS MESS, AND THE EVEN MOVED THANKSGIVING DAY 1939 TO AUGUST.
FROM THE BROOKLYN EAGLE:
"Saltaire, Aug. 30--This Incorporated village advanced Thanksgiving Day months, not days as President Roosevelt would have it. In appreciation of gifts bestowed upon it by Divine Providence, the Federal Government in the form of the WPA, the Suffolk County Engineer's office and the Islip Town Board, Saturday was proclaimed by Mayor Paul A. Schmidt and the village board as Saltaire's Thanksgiving Day."
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