Vol. I, No. 3 TM1IS ISSUE 1700 COPIES Chappaqua, N. Y., November 15, 1945 Price Five Cents NEW CASTLE Jobs For Veterans Hearing Urges Post-High School cheyfitz Explains Technical Institute in County Ethier Has Offers From Industries Requesting Returned Servicemen Gilbert Ethier, local adminis trator of the N. Y. State Veterans Service Agency, announced today that numerous business firms have contacted him with offers of jobs for returning veterans. In one case an organization man ufacturing steam boilers has written \We have a great many a*, openings for mechanical drafts men and engineers.\ A general contractor writes: \We are look ing for boys who have had 2 or 2 years of civil engineering in school and a year or two of con struction experience in addition.\ From R. H. Macy comes a request for veterans who are looking for positions in the mercantile field. Those interested in the above opportunities should apply to Mr. O Ethier at the Town Hall in Chap paqua for additional details. As a further service for veter ans, Mr. Ethier has arranged through Mr. Harry Wilcox that all New Castle servicemen may bring their discharge papers to the Reader's Digest where Ed ward Harding will make photo static copies of the papers free of charge. In this issue several firms ad- vertise jobs for veterans and many more will appear in later issues of the New Castle News. Many returned servicemen have expressed their enthusiasm for Mr. Ethier's enterprise and in terest in the veterans, the sort of initiative that marks a really civic minded official. Major George * Fielding Eliot Speaks Nov. 19 \~ On Monday evening, November 19th, Major George Fielding Eliot will speak in the auditorium of the Greeley High School under the auspices of the Chappaqua Community Council. The subject of his talk, \The U. S. A. and World Affairs\ is one which Major Eliot is particu larly well qualified to discuss. As a military and political cor respondent for the New York Tribune since 1939 he needs no further introduction to the res idents of New Castle. In addition he broadcasts regularly over the Columbia network and has ap peared as guest on America's Town Meeting of the Air, People's Platform, University of Chicago Roundtable, and many other dis- tingushed radio programs. \ His latest book, \Hour of Tri- •umph\ deals with problems of achieving permanent peace and world security. A stimulating question period is anticipated and Major Eliot will undoubtedly have interest- ~ ing answers to many of the «F problems facing us today. 'V. The meeting is open to the r-'i public and there is no admission V' charge. Labor To Large Friendly Group One of the most provocative meetings in Chappaqua history took place last Friday night (Nov. 9) when Edward T. Chey fitz explained the position of La bor today to an audience of 300 in the Greeley School Cafeteria. Having been advised before hand that Mr. Cheyfitz was Na tional Chairman of the Diecast- ers' Union, CIO, and a man of responsibility in the CIO hier archy, the audience came in a questioning frame of mind. But as the question period later bore out, Mr. Cheyfitz was well aware of the disposition of a large part of his audience, and acted with a forthrightness and humor that won, or at least dented, his lis teners. The meeting opened with a word of welcome from Mrs. H. C. Wedgwood, President of the P.T. A. which sponsored the occasion. It was her duty to inform the audience that William Hard, Sr., Readers' Digest Roving Editor and Labor Expert, would have to forego the role of moderator at the meeting in order to concen trate on a case of incipient influ enza. Answering the alarm with spirit, Hanson Baldwin, one of * Chappaqua's most eminent citi zens, took over the position of Moderator. Passing lightly over (Continued on Page 2) MALCOLM SCHULER, son of Mrs. Mabel R. Schuler of King Street, has returned to Chap paqua after four years with the Air Corps. Upon graduating from Cornell, he entered the Personnel Department of the Panama Railroad in Panama but at the declaration of war, joined the 6th Air Force. At the War's end he was engaged in training as a Bombardier in Br; Springs, Texas. When asked 'what his plans for the future were, Mr. Schuler said there is a possibility he may go South American or perhaps return to school on the G. I. Bill of Rights. Contest Stirs Interest Entries Pouring In; 39 Cash Prizes Available — $1,000 in All — School Children Are Participating. The ink on last week's issue of the NEW CASTLE NEWS was hardly dry when the first entries in the $1,000 cash prize contest began to come in. And every mail has brought more and more each with a mighty interesting suggestion to make this a better town. The quick response, some felt, was due to the short dura tion of the contest—which clos es December 6th, only three weeks away. Others thought the heavy mail was due to the easy nature of the contest and to the fact everybody has been thinking along these lines for some time past. Many of those sent in already concern them selves with the school while others offer suggestions about the proposed recreation center, the swimming pool, railroad service, police protection and lots and lots of entrants are concerned about the parking problem. It has been pointed out that the sooner contestants get their entries in the better and all are urged to send along their sugges tions at once and get a good start toward the money distribution. The Contest is open to any resident of New Castle Town ship, man or woman, boy or girl, except employees of the newspaper and their families. Contestants are asked to sub mit letters of not more than 200 words telling what, in their opin ions, New Castle Township most needs. The idea is to bring a wide expression of public opinion on the needs of the town and means of obtaining any projects sug gested. The New Castle News feels that there has been a great deal of discussion in our town on suggestions relating to general improvements. Many are con cerned with the question of crowded parking; others with improving the appearance of the village itself. Many individuals Fathers Have Fling at Teachers (Continued on Page 16) When you were a kid in school didn't you often yearn to turn the tables on your teachers and make them answer some ques tions for a change? Well, that's just what happen ed last Wednesday evening in the School library when about sixty fathers gathered to hear brief talks by Principal Grafflin, Vice-Principal Oakes and Dean Baldwin, followed by a question period in which many of the fathers participated. The three educators, intro duced by Mr. Decker, who acted as moderator, sketched the ob jectives of the school and the methods of attaining them in in teresting style and outlined some of the problems encountered. When the question period was over, two major concerns of fatherhood stood out in greatest prominence. Several in the audi ence appeared to protest the large volume of homework im posed upon their children. What was not clear is how much of this was a manifestation of the parental protective instinct to ward his young and how much was a squawk against the added work it creates for the \old man\ when the child appeals for help. In answering such questions, Mr. Grafflin allowed that it's al ways a problem . to determine where the line should be drawn, but admitted the school policy calls for plenty of outside work and is pursued in the interests of a thorough education. Equally heavy on the fathers' minds was the question of why football games are not held on Saturdays, a time when it would be possible for more parents to witness the sport. Here is a tough question to answer espec ially if Pop has a son on the team, but Mr. Grafflin pointed out that many of the students work on Saturdays and in some cases their wages are vital to their families. Besides, Saturday games would entail that much extra travel to the school for all the children which would be es pecially inconvenient for those who must come a good distance. Everybody enjoyed the session and indicated approval when further meetings were promised. To determine preferences in sub ject matter. Mr. Decker called for a vote of choice be tween \College Preparation\ and \Social Studies.\ The latter won by a slim vote and presumably will be the subject of the next \Fathers' Meeting\ the date of which will be announced later. \Let's Have A Technical School Instead of Another WPA'\ Says Dr. Bell A hearing held in White Plains Nov. 8, to determine whether there is need for an Institute of Applied Arts and Science in Westchester County was widely attended by repre sentatives of industry, labor, education, business and wo men's groups. They urged im mediate action in establishing post-high school technical in stitutes in Westchester. State Senator Benjamin R. Feinberg addressed the capaci ty crowd assembled in the Com mon Council Chambers and stressed the fact that the hear ing was primarily called to as certain the extent of need for that kind of school in this re gion. Dr. H. Claude Hardy, White Plains School Superintendent, the first speaker, quoted the Board of Regents recommenda tions for technical institutes on a regional basis as a post-war ed ucation program. He added that the proposed schools are not trade schools, but are post-high school institutes broad enough to meet the needs of all young people. Dr. Hardy also suggested a hearing on the location of the Institute, and on the advice of Senator Feinberg filed a list of (Continued on Page 14) Flight Analyst At Men's Club Mr. B. G. Graves, Flight An alyst for The American Air Lines, was the guest speaker at the meeting of the Men's Club of the Congregational Church held on Tuesday evening, November 13, in the undercroft of the Church. The problems naigators en counter in keeping their ships to the course in all types of weather, was the topic which held the interest of some twenty- five members of the Club. Mr. Graves explained that navigators are forced, bv un suitable weather, to change and replot their courses. This they do by radio and spot stations and also by the stars. In commercial flying, it is par ticularly important that planes get through on time and the navigator's job is an especially responsible one. The men enjoyed Mr. Graves' interesting and enlightening talk and extended their sincere thanks to him for a very pleasant evening.