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blned with the VOL. IL^nNo. 48. TWO SECTIONS MT. KISCO, N. Y., THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 1956 • 20 PAGES 5 CENTS A COPY—$4 A YEAR 7 Papers Merged, Trader Now NY's Biggest Weekly MT. KISCO—The seven Patent Press Thursday newspapers and PATENT TRADER-SUN'DAY will officially become^ a single news­ paper next •week. This step will make the PA­ TENT TRADER the largest paid circulation weekly in New York State and the second largest paid circulation Sunday paper not pub­ lished by a daily. Only change readers will note next week will be that the name, PATENT TRADER, will appear above the-name of their Thurs­ day local edition, instead of be­ low as 'In this issue. The words 'combined with\ will also be drop­ ped. PATENT TRADER-SUN DAY •will remain unchanged. More, Not Less News Local news will continue to be featured prominently on the front page and elsewhere through the paper and the actual volume of local news will, if anything, in­ crease as the size of the newspa­ per increases. For the past three years Patent Press newspapers have carried a certain amount of news and ad­ vertising in all papers. The num­ ber of common and individual pages has been controlled by the volume of single paper advertis­ ing purchased each a week. Last June\21 all seven Thursday newspapers Were combined with the PATEN Tj TRADER, which was then converted into a semi-week­ ly newspaper! This plan, as it stood during the summer, did not get the complete blessings of the U. S. Post Office and the Audit Bureau of Circula­ tions, to which the PATENT TRA­ DER will belong next week, and the changes planned..for. the next Issue wer^|ma^tc^co^f6fm with both Post'Off ice andABC : require­ ments. Both have now approved • the,change..^, \» * ,- Vi „,...„ ...^ -iiThe\ Post*Off {ce'-must r Y approve' any changes in secondt class mail- 14,114. PATENS^TJRADER-SUN ' .(Continued »on^Pa %e. Two) JOSEPH W. DAVIS BRUCE C. SISSON Davis Named Head Of Ad Department MT. KISCO—Joseph W. Davis of Mt. Kisco this week was named display advertising manager of the PATENT TRADER. Ke succeeds Bruce G. Sisson, who is taking a two-year leave of absence after three years as head- of the department. Mr. Sisson is moving to southern California with his family because of the health of one of his children. Mr. Davis Joined Patent Press, Inc. in May, 1954, as advertising manager.of THE YORKTOWN HERALD, one of the seven news­ papers combined with the PAT- ; ctime'\lii'e l flrst : 'advertising 'rriaria-- ger of CHAPPAQUA SUN, start­ ing that paper, from scratch. Last winter he became adver­ tising manager of the BREWSTER RECORD, the Putnam County newspaper started last December by Patent Press. He has been in charge of display advertising sales in the Brewster-Danbury area since then. A graduate of Dartmouth Col-' lege in 1936, Mr. Davis before joining Patent Press conducted his own recording equipment business and then became assistant mer­ chandising manager of Coronet magazine. He served' In both World \War II and the Korean War as a captain in the Adju­ tant\ Gerie'rfl^'Corps:';^ '\ 'Before-'comlhg\'to \Patent Press, in October, 1953, when the com­ pany published Just THE VILLA- (Continued on Page Two). Transportation Headaches Still Trouble School Board CHAPPAQUA — Transportation emerged as still the Chappaqua school's most serious continuing problem during...a\,discussion at Monday night's Board of Educa­ tion meeting. Business'manager George Bald­ win reported that \progress is rather slowly coming about\. However, f u r t h e,r discussion brought out such instances' of difficulty as a driver' who ran his route 15 minutes Nearly, with a resultant load of only jwo child­ ren, and kindergarteners waiting. up to 45 minutes for transporta­ tion from the Seven Bridge area. Mr. Baldwin reported that the Seven Bridge situation is now largely straightened out.- Admitting that the bus. situa­ tion is getting \a little bit nerve- wracking at this point,\ Mr. Bald­ win reported continuing difficul­ ties with new drivers over-run­ ning and under-running routes. Mayflower Coach still does not' have a full complement of per­ manent drivers, Mr. Baldwin said. A number of buses were reported as consistently underloaded, but board members decided to defer any decision on extending bus privileges to older pupils who now walk until the current snarl is untangled. Discipline Unsatisfactory District Principal Douglas Graf- lin reported that satisfactory dls- clpline Is not being maintained by some drivers, though no serious incidents have yet occurred. Board members also were con­ cerned because Mayflower Coach (Continued on Page Two) ONLY PLUMBING remains standing after a .three-hour blaze Saturday morning-, leveled living quarters above\-*' garage on the C. y I. Stralem estaie on King Street hi; Chap jaqaa.. Fleasantvllle, Chappaqua and Thorawood fire­ men responded to the fire In the five-room structure. They were Hampered by lack of water and were unable to save the buildings Fred Marah, the Stralem gardener /who 'lived ine the . building with Robert Monroe, assistant gardener, was awakened by smoke and,called ^New Castle police who sounded the alarm. * -Staff pHoto by Litchfield Excavation Costs May Exceed Funds For High School Slowdown Changes Adopted By Town SCHOOL CENSUS/ to be- taken Monday by a corps of volunteers throughout the Chappaqua school district, will keep enumerators' pencils busy at such houses as the Shinglehouse Road home of Mr. and Mrs. Warren Taylor Lindquist. On Mrs. Lindquist's lap above Is Peter, eight months, whose hand-is held. ; by Diana; ,20 months. Other children,- top to bottom, are Michael, 11; John, 10; David, six; Joanne,- five; and Brian, four. Mrs. Lindquist's ex. pcriences with double sessions in a -seven child family are chronicled below. —Staff photo by Litchfield Millwood On Ropes Quintuple Mother With By BETSY BROWN MILLWOOD — Look out for the swinging doors, boy, when you pass the Lindquist house. * There are seven, children in the Warren Lindquist family on Shingjehouse Road, and when you ask Mrs. Lindquist what schedule the kids are on, she 'says calmly, \ALL the schedules.\ It goes like this: Johnny, 10, leaves at 7:15 for the fifth grade. Mr. Lindquist catches the 7:42 at Scarborough station. David, v 7, leaves at 8 15 for the second grade. Brian, 4, takes off for the Douglas Road Nursery school at 8:45. Mike, 11, leaves for the sixth grade at 11:45, at which time Brian is picked'up. Josie, 5, leaves for kindergarten at 12:25. Johnny comes home for lunch at 1, David arrives back at 3, Josle at 3:30, and Mike at 5. Between times, Peter, 8 months, and Diana, 20 months, are diaper­ ed, bottled, and napped. Mrs. Lindquist first considered posting schedule, and then decided to play it by ear, which has beeu successful up to now except for one time when a local carpenter doing repairs on the house was Cop Tickets Photographer During Fire CHAPPAQUA — Dirck Halstead, 20, of Mt. Kisco, free-lance photo­ grapher, was* 1 issued summonses Saturday on charges jof driving without a license, Interfering with fire apparatus fend driving over a fire hose. , / Halstead was taking photographs of a I fire on the C. I.. Stralem estate on .King Street and Bear Ridge Road when he was Issued the summonses - by , Pel.-. Anthony, LaPorteza , of the Pleasantville Police.' V the only one to i-emember when 'it w'as time for David's bus. Mrs. Lindquist has an old New Jersey expression for her state of mind: \I'm sewing buttons on my hair.\ Mike and Johnny, heretofore in­ separable, don't see each other until dinner time. Josie and David, constant companions until kinder­ garten interrupted, now get to­ gether at 3:30 every afternoon. The babies Just watch tho^whole thing in wonderment. It may seem unbelievable to everybody else, but there are some' buses which pass the Lindquist house which don't carry any Lind- qulsts. This adds somewhat to the confusion. Then there are the buses on their, outgoing trip which are occasionally mistaken for an incoming bus. Josie often thinks that the bus bringing Mike home is Jier bus on the .outgoing trip. Naturally she's a little confused, since the first day at- sqhool she was • dropped off. at the wrong place. Arid Johnny got everybody mixed up one day, when he thought he had missed his bus (it was 20 minutes late) and had to ride all the way to Scarborough while his father was dropped off and then be taken to Chappaqua to school. Breakfast is disposed of neatly at the Lindquist home, for even a calm soiil like Mrs. Lindquist wouldn't cope with seven different morning menus. She just mixes up one eggnog after another from 6:15 to 9 a.m. Two hours liter it's time for lunch, which, usually con­ sists of soup and sandwiches, and by the time everyone has had his separate meal, there are more dirty pans than most families have after a three-course' company dinner. This week'Has ;been a relatively easy \one for .'.the. family; though. Johnny sprained his ankle o'n Sat­ urday, and on Sunday Mike went on an overnight camping trip and caught cold. So'the two are.home in bed,~a jnuch'easier arrangement (Continued on-Page Two) CHAPPAQUA — Three amend­ ments to Article VIII B, the \slow­ down\ clause of the Zoning Or­ dinance, were adopted by New Castle Town Board Tuesday night after a public hearing. Before their adoption two changes were made in accordance with recommendations by Fred­ erick P. Hufnagel and Roderick B. Travis, both of whom had writ­ ten letters to the board express­ ing dissatisfaction with the a- mendments. Town Attorney Morris E. Lasker described the two rec­ ommendations as \meritorious.\ One change in the amendments, which empower the Zoning Board of Appeals to allow additional building permits in hardship cas­ es, provides for the addition of the words \including financial hardship,\ which was Mr. Travis' suggestion. The other change adds \and shall allow\ to the sentence which empowers the zoning board to allow the granting of additional permits. Mr. Hufnagel pointed out that, originally worded, the amendment was merely \permis­ sive rather than a matter of Tight.\ Att6rnej;;.^in%on > ^Bj^t ltv grasen^|t l .. at the hearing, pointed to -whaTh *e considered' another flaw in the a mendments. He said he \under stood it was the intention of the board that it should take a devel­ oper 10 years to develop 100 acres, He then referred to a sentence In one of the proposed amend­ ments which read \at least one permit for each 10 acres of land then owned by ,-him.\ The word \then Mr. Brett ; sald, would al low the developer only nine per­ mits during the second year, eight the third year, and so on. Mr. Lasker said he would like to take care of this, adding that \then had been included in the sen­ tence to cover a situation in which a developer might sell 50 of his 100 acres, and would thus entitle each owner to five permits. torney said he strongly recom mended them because they were calculated to be in the interests of the builders \and most par­ ticularly of the residents of New Castle.\ Before the board voted, Coun cilman William A. Grier said he wished to explain why he, who had sponsored the original a- mendment, was voting in favor of the amendments. He referred to 'his statement on July 24 that he would approve of changes provid ed they \didn't cut the heart out of the amendment.\ He said Mr Lasker had reviewed the propos­ ed amendments with the Special Committee on Local Taxation which had worked on the \slow down\ ordinance, and although the committee members took no action, there was* no substantial disagreement. After the amendments were a- dopted, Simon Haberman of New York asked for a definition of \financial hardship\ and was told it would apply only to builders (Continued on Page Two) Builders Object George A. Prank, executive vice president of the Home Builders Association of Westchester which has raised $21,000 to have the \slowdown\ ordinance declared Il­ legal, read a long letter in which he said the amendments do not alter the fact that the ordinance Is \a bad law.\ , When Supervisor J. Edward Pox asked Mr. Lasker for an opinion on the amendments, the town at- Poll Results On Sunday Answers are in to the PATENT TRADER Politi­ cal Quiz, and scores of voters in northern West­ chester and Putnam have given their opinion of tlie candidates and told who they will vote for. .The results promise surprises for both Repub­ lican and Democratic leaders. Among the devel­ opments are a surprising reaction to Vice President Nixon, apathy toward Sen. Kefauver, and a trend of switching votes that has dangerous por­ tents for both parties. Results of the poll will be given this Sunday in PATENT TRADER-SUN DAY, the weekend edi­ tion of this newspaper, along with the editors' analysis of what the re­ turns mean in southern Westchester and Putnam. You'll find the poll re­ sults startling. Don't miss them this weekend in PATENT TRADER-SUN DAY, at all newsstands. _ r , Travel Agency CHAPPAQUA — Mr. and Mrs. Richard C. Murdock of 45 Hunts Place have an­ nounced the opening of the Murdock Travel Service at 18 South Greeley Avenue. The office will open some time in November. Now associated with the Taylor-Murdock Travel Serv­ ice whose partnership is in the process of being dissolved. Mrs. Murdock will manage the new office. She wishes to as­ sure her clients of her unin­ terrupted service at the new location. District Will Ask Voters' OK CHAPPAQUA — Costs of rock excavation for the new high school have already eaten into contingen­ cy reserves to the point where School District 4 voters probably will be asked to raise the ante at next spring's School -District meet­ ing, If not before. - , This fact was sharply underline* at Monday night's School Board meeting, when board members reluctantly approved change or­ ders, covering rock excavation totaling more than $6,000. Dis­ trict Principal Douglas Grafflliv told the board it could expect bills for still another $20,000-odd of rock excavation before this phase of construction is completed. Roughly $145,000 now remains in the new school budget for all purposes, including contingencies such as more rock, equipment, sewer connections, and such mis­ cellaneous as seeding and essen­ tial landscaping. Since the original equipment budget alone came* to $157,000, the board obviously is going to run out of funds before the high school is fully equipped. ( -.-Th£ School Board has not yet :studied the problem, .to .the point- •fif\ making recommendations, but as* of now there seems T to>be~no alternative to asking^ trie c 'vSlers for more money. * i -• ' Board member Prancls Decker concluded the discussion of the high cost of rock excavation with the unhappy comment, \These are the facts, and we can't alter them.\ It was understood some time ago that the test holes on which excavation estimates were based gave a deceptive impression of the Equality of the rock. After exca­ vation was begun, it was disvov- ered that the drills-had gone into the vertical CTacks between layers of shale. Thus the extent of the rock was not suspected. 2DemocraticWomen Appointed By Lasker CHAPPAQUA — Mrs. Raymond D. Sobel of Commodore Road and Mrs. Gray Williams of Treeholme have been appointed headquarters chairman and finance chairman, respectively, of the 1956 New Castle Democratic campaign, it was an­ nounced Tuesday by Morris E. Lasker, New Castle Democratic Chairman. Mrs. Sobel will direct the opera­ tion of Democratic Headquarters on King Street and of the staff of volunteers who are working at the headquarters and through­ out the town. Mrs. Williams has assumed chairmanship of a fi­ nance drive, the particular pur­ pose of which is to \raise funds within the Town of- New Castle to support the Stevcnson-Kefau- ver television campaign. \We are very fortunate to have two such ^.active and competent women assuming these posts of responsibility,\ Mr Lasker said. \Our biggest problem this year, however does not seem to be in securing a headquarters or getting volunteers, who have turned out in very large numbers. The big­ gest difficulty we have encounter­ ed is how to heat our head­ quarters during the coming cold weather. While the enthusiasm of the Democratic volunteers will un­ doubtedly contribute to keeping them warm, we are anxious to find a more fool-proof method of being sure that the Democrats are not frozen out on King Street.\ Mr. Lasker reminded all Demo­ crats in the town- who are not registered that they should do so on 'the two registration dates of Saturday, October 6, and Satur­ day, October 13. For those who want advice on where to register or other information regarding their election district, this may be secured through ti\e Democratic Headquarters, Chappaqua 1-1180. I GOP Activity Steps Up For Registration 'CHAPPAQUA — All Republican district committees' in New Castle's \non-personal\ districts, outside the village of'Mt. Kisco, are con­ ducting a house-to-house canvass to see that registration lists are complete before October 6, - the first day for registration. Committees in the first, fourth, and ninth districts, where person­ al registration is required, are making plans to sec that residents get out to register on October 6 and 13. The Republican Town Commit­ tee met Thursday to review regis­ tration and campaign plans, in­ cluding the opening on October 6 of Republican headquarters at 38 South Greeley Avenue. The Cam­ paign Committee, which meets regularly Monday evenings, is also considering a location for Repub­ lican headquarters in Mt. Kisco. ' Arthur L. Green, president ol the New Castle Republican Club, who has been attending District Committee meetings' throughout the town, reports'an'enthusiastic response to the \Ike\... barbecue scheduled for Sunday,, October 21, at Berol Lodge, Whippoorwlll Road. An organizational meeting of \Citizens for Eisenhower\ took place Friday night at the home of Airs. Juel Huber on -Bedford Road. The opening of headquar­ ters ,for this group will be an­ nounced shortly. Six Chappaqua Republicans at- (Continued on Page Tw«)

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