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New Castle news. (Chappaqua, N.Y.) 1945-????, December 27, 1945, Image 1

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Santa Claus Gives Personal Interview Calls Chappaqua Kids \Best in World\. Visited Elizabeth Milbank Anderson Home and Negro Baptist Mission; Looks Forward To Return Next Year. New Chairman Howard Korman accepts chair­ manship for 1946 Red Cross Drive. Another year has rolled a- round and plans are now being made for the regular annual fund drive for the Red Cross in Chap­ paqua. At the helm for 1946 we will have Howard Korman of Camp- fire Road. Mr. Korman brings with him a wealth of experience in promoting campaigns to col­ lect funds. He is Vice-President of McCann-Erickson Advertising Agency, President of the Direct Mail Advertising Association and locally serves as a member of Santa Claus has gone from Chappaqua, but before he left he gave an exclusive interview to the New Castle News. There wasn't much time for us to talk with him, as he was expected farther North, but in between greeting children at his head­ quarters in the center of town, we managed to learn of some of his experiences while he was here last week. \The children of New Castle,\ Santa said, \are some of the nicest I've ever come across in all my travels. When you stop to think that over 600 came in to see me. you can bslieve I got a pretty good idea of them. Of course, we a 1 had a pleasrnter and easier time being up here in Chappaqua instead of in New York City, with all the crowding and pushing—but even so, I was mighty pleased to see how good and thoughtful and polite every­ body was. It was a pleasure to mset the kids and I thought sure I'd brought enough toys so each one could have someth ng—but let me tell you, if it hadn't been for the generosity of the Greeley Hardware fellows I do believe I'd have run out of toys. They sent over a big box of things so there'd be enough to go around. Another nice- thing happened, which seems to me typical of Chappaqua. Mr. Max Weinberg telephoned to say he'd like to give us a b'g box of hard can­ dies for the youngsters,—which is a real Christmas-y thought. Wednesday afternoon I had a date to go over to the Elizabeth Milbank Anderson Home, and I worried all morning for fear the reindeer couldn't make it through the heavy snow—worst in 11 years, it was! Well, I didn 't want to disappoint the children so we started out at 2 o'clock. When I arrived, everybody was standing with his nose glued to the win­ dow panes upstairs—54 noses there were—and they all let out a mighty cheer as I came puff­ ing up the steps. Inside was a crackling fire -and a beautiful tree glistening with tinsel. Mrs. Neal and some other ladies quickly piled the toys I'd brought around the base of the tree, and on the boughs we scattered the bright colored hats I took out of my pack — pink, green, purple—every color you can think of. Then the kids came in s .nging carols and we had a great time. A lot of them had never had a real Christmas like this and how proud the little girls were of their paper hats. Having met a lot of girls in my time, I tried to choose colors that would become each one — and they liked that. Plenty of noise there was, with everyone blowing horns and beating drums and we all laugh­ ed a lot. But then I realized that a few of the children were not with us, and Mrs. Neal reminded me that some of them were not well enough to be out of bed. Well, we all quieted down and I went into the infirmary to see them. Poor little tots —they were try- HOWARD KORMAN the now very active Town Plan­ ning Commission as well as be­ ing a representative to the Chap­ paqua Recreation Commission. Mr. Korman has conducted the local Boy Scout Drive for the past two years and this year was responsible for the very success­ ful fund drive for the entire district, number three. After looking over the records at the local Red Cross Head­ quarters, Howard said: \With this organization behind me it should be an easy job. I am pleased and certainly encouraged to see the records made by each collector. The amazing thing is the willingness of the canvasser to do his job over and over a- gain. Many of the workers, I am told, are even jealous of their task and insist upon the same territories each year. This is the type of competitive spirit that makes for better results.\ Even though the war is over H. Paul Herz Recovering From Serious Accident H. PAUL HERZ IS RESCUED After being trapped in New York City sewer, Chappaqua, resident is saved by firemen. Mrs. C. E. PfeifFer Escapes Injuries Mrs. Charles E. Pfeiffer of Douglas Road, Chappaqua, had a m raculous escape on Satur­ day morning when her car skidded on the icy road in her drive way. She was returning from a shopping expedition in town when the accident oc­ curred. The car plunged off the road and turned over, impri­ son ng Mrs. Pfeiffer. It was one hour before she finally freed herself and managed to reach her house. The window by the driver's seat was shattered by a pole which crashed through it, but fortunately, Mrs. Pfeiffer was uninjured and even a dozen eggs in the car were not broken. Clothing Drive Announcement Dr., Mrs. Ulmer Going West Plan vacation; then may settle upstate with smaller clinic. Dr. W. E. Ulmer of King Street, Chappaqua will have a well de­ served rest when he moves some­ time in late January, having sold his Small Animal Hospital to Dr. Roger Grossman and his brother, both veterinarians, from Illinois. Dr. Ulmer plans to stay for a short time until the Drs. Grossman become familiar with the workings of the hospital. When Dr Ulmer first settled in Chappaqua in 1931 he became established in what is now the Real Estate office on Bedford Road and King Street. There he had living quarters and room for a few animals. In 1935 he built the large hospital where he now practices. Dr. and Mrs. Ulmer are going to California for a three or four There is to be another drive for Clothing Collection between January 7th and 31st, for over­ seas relief. The goal this year is at least one item of clothing and a letter to enclose, from each man, woman and child in the community. As last year the depot will aga'n be the Post Office. For those who cannot deliver their contributions to this point, there will be a small box provided at the P. O. where names and ad­ dresses can be left, and vol­ unteer collectors will call for the garments. This clothing collection is to be d'stributed in the Far East and the Philippines, as well as war-torn countries of Europe, (Continued on Page 3) Driver's Pay Increased (Continued on Page 3) (Continued on Page 2) (Continued on Page 3) (Set in 18 Pt. Futura) A report, recently published, stated that the yearly take-home pay for Highway drivers, in­ creased 10%, will be approxi­ mately $2800. One of the drivers points out that his gross pay for 1945 was only $2101.30, from which must be deducted $113.70 for income tax, leav'ng a net of $1987.60 for the year. From these figures it appears the report is approximately $500 out of line, and the driver was greatly incensed about it. Crossing Madison Avsnue fell through an protected open sewer. Dropped 40 Feet Rescuers were beginning to feel the effects of sewer gas. The many friends and neigh­ bors of H. Paul Herz will be glad to learn that he is recovering from the harrowing ordeal which he experienced in New York City last Saturday. Mr. Herz was cross'ng the east side of Madison Avenue when he suddenly fell through an un­ protected open sewer and drop­ ped 40 feet into a current of rushing water which swept him along until he was wedged in a bend of the wall between two masses of snow, with only his head above water. Fortunately a pedestrian saw him vanish, and immediately called a patrolman. Engine Com­ pany 65 answered the alarm and arrived on the scene two min­ utes later. Fire Captain Patrick J. Boylan, with a rope tied a- round his waist, was lowered in­ to the sewer follwed by two other f:remen. In the pitch darkness and freezing water, they searched for Mr. Herz, guided only by his feeble cries and the sound of his moaning. When they finally found him, he was desperately clinging to a projection from the wall, but his strength was fast desert'ng him and in a few moments the force of the water would surely have swept him in­ to th East River — over half a mile away. The rescuers were beginning to feel the effects of sewer gas inhalation, but they succeeded in tying a rope around Herz. As he was being lifted to safety he fainted, and was qu'ckly taken to New York Hospital where it was discovered he had fractured (Continued on Page 3) No Skating On Tertia Lake Reports that skating has been forbidden on Tertia Lake, loca­ ted on King Street opposite the entrance to the residence of Mr. George K. Guinzburg, were de­ nied by Mr. Guinzburg, an of­ ficer of the Chiselhurst Com­ pany, Inc., which owns the pro­ perty. \Tertia Lake,\ Mr. Guinzburg said, \has always been open to the boys and girls of Chappa­ qua for skating. However it is not a public park, and all who use the lake and shore natur­ ally do so at their own risk. Also, it is expected that skaters will keep off adjacent property not owned by the Chiselhurst Com­ pany.\

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