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Serving the Communities of Upper Westchester and Putnam County Including COMPLETE WEEK'S TELEVISION MOVIE TIMETABLES, DINING, WEEKLY EVENTS CALENDAR IN WEEK AHEAD SECTION. . AND MORE 20 CENTS 1-684 again packs house Hy DAN MAR(iULIES NORTH SALEM - \I don't think the state wants to build\ any interchange on 1- 684 between Route 35 and Hardscrabble Road, Frederick Law, Lewisboro town planning board chairman, told Patent Trader at a public hearing on interchange building plans Thursday night About 250 persons attended the State Department of Transportation hearing at North Salem High School During five hours of statements no one expressed full approval of any of the four DOT alterna­ tive plans for interchanges near Goldens Bridge or at Purdys Leonard Bibbo of Bibbo Associates, planning consultants to the Goldens Bridge Chamber of Commerce, asked whether DOT, alternate two, an in­ terchange at Route 138, was \really of­ fered itiearnesf\ The North Salem Citizens Committee, M.-N.SINACORI which claims credit for the protest that prompted the hearing, attended in force More than a dozen members presented statements against construction of an in­ terchange at Purdys Donald P Mossman, North Salem supervisor, spoke for the town board saying denial of access at Route 116, Purdys, would be \catastrophic to devel­ opment\ of the town Route 1-684 represents a \tremendous expenditure,\ he went on, \it is logical we use it.\ Alvin Jordan, Lewisboro supervisor, said without the Goldens Bndge in­ terchange \we would be the only town that would have no access\ to 1-684 from the . Cross-Westchester Expressway to 1-84 He presented Mr Law to outline an in­ terchange plan endorsed by the town board for Route 138, Goldens Bridge The town plan is a modification of DOT alter­ nate no 2 to eliminate the need for des­ troying seven homes and changing north­ bound ramps to make exits and entrances more convenient and safer The plan was produced for the town by Frederick Clark Associates, consultant planners DOT plan no 3. an interchange north of Goldens Bridge at Nash Road, was at­ tacked vigorously by almost every speak­ er It was charged that secondary roads at the proposed interchange were woefully inadequate and that the roads \didn't go anywhere.\ Mr. Mossman said the Nash Road pro­ posal was \most frightening\ for the envi­ ronment. It has long been planned as a conservation area by the town, he said Strongest support for alternate no 1, no Interchange at all, came from some members of the North Salem Citizens Committee and a spokesman for the New York City Water Supply Co This position, based on a desire to preserve the adjacent city reservoirs, brought some laughter when later speak­ ers pointed to company plans for a hotly contested 300-vehicle maintenance garage on land abutting the reservoir in Katonah Mrs Barbara Mooney, treasurer of the North Salem Citizens Committee, chal­ lenged DOT's report of the need for an in­ terchange to foster the \desired growth\ • Continued on Page 2) Digest, employees deny bias charges BARBARA MOONEY DONALD MOSSMAN 78 delegates in three districts sought by McGovern backers (A voter's guide to delegates, district by district, appears on page 5.) By JON SHERWOOD Senator George McGovern is expected to receive all 18 National Convention dele­ gates from the three Congressional Dis­ tricts involved in Tuesday's Democratic primary in Westchester and Putnam County The delegates pledged to him would swell his statewide total to as many as 230 out of 278 delegates at stake in the primary This was the assessment before the primary County voters will ballot from noon to V p.m Tuesday at 746 polling places in Westchester and 25 in Putnam Primary interest involves Senior Mc- Govern's success — or lack of it — the choice by Republicans in the 24th Congres­ sional District of a candidate for Berking backs Sen. McGovern WHITE PLAINS - Max Berking, the county's Democratic leader .Thursday an­ nounced his support for the Presidential bid of Senator George McGovern In February, Mr Berking had come out for Senator Edmund Muskie, who has since abandoned active primary cam­ paigning for the nomination. \George McGovern has strong support in Westchester, but he and I know we need the support of all Democrats to win in November. Senator McGovern has ns- ' sured me of his desire to work with all ele­ ments of our party, and I believe him,\ Mr. Berking said. Mr. Berking is scheduled to meet during the weekend with Senator Mc­ Govern in New York. In 1968, after the as­ sassination of Senator Robert Kennedy, Mr. Berking had backed Senator Mc­ Govern. Congress, the outcome of the Democratic battle between the organization and Mc­ Govern partisans for state committee seats, and judgeship races The latter in­ volves the first woman to run for associate judge of the Court of Appeals In Westchester, about 145,000 Demo­ crats are eligible to vote In Putnam, 18,894 The Westchester total was swelled by more than 4,600 18 year-olds registering for the first time In the 24th Congres­ sional District about 89,000 Republicans are eligible to vote in the three-way GOP Congressional primary The top contender there is District At­ torney Carl A. Vergari. who is expected to win handily. His opponents are Glenn H Easton Jr , of Port Chester and Andrew C Risoli, of Mt Vernon Mr Easton is finan­ cial consultant to a New York museum, and Mr^ Risoli is a lawyer Mr. vergari earlier this week said he \expects it to see a comfortable majority\ of GOP voters favoring him. He acknowl­ edged that his two recent hospitalizations made him rely on the GOP organizations to do his campaigning. Since last week, he has been on the campaign route, cul­ minating Sunday at a fund-raising affair at Governor Rockefeller's Pocantico Hills estate. Mr. Easton said because of Mr Ver- gari's hospitalizations, \I'm fighting the invisible man.\ His request for a three- way debate was declined by Mr. Vergari, he said. Therefore, he and Mr. Risoli en­ gaged in radio debate Thursday and Friday. Convention delegate contests in the 23rd Congressional District in western Westchester and part of the Bronx involve McGovern backers and a slate pledged to Rep. Shirley Chisholm. The Senator's slato is assured of easy victory. The 24th Congressional District pri­ mary involves a McGovern slate opposed to one of the few in the state pledgod to Senator Edmund Muskie of Maine. There too, the McGovern slate is favored, in the 25th District, which includes parts of upper Westchester and Putnam County, the McGovern slate is unopposed and does not appear on the ballot The senator, therefore, has those delegates clinched The three-district total will give him 18 of the 278 delegates available state -wide Mrs Gloria Karp, co-ordinator of Mc- Govern's county campaign, who is on the ballot in the 24th District said she is \con­ cerned with the identification problem \ The contesting slates are not identified as (Continued on Page 2) CHAPPAQUA — The Reader's Digest said Thursday, in response to charges of \sex discrimination,\ that its personnel policies are \among the most enlightened in the nation \ Management cited the Digest's pion­ eering in such areas as a four-day week, four-week paid vacation for all employees after one full year of service, profit sharing and pension plans In short, said the management state­ ment, the Digest is a model organization in employee relations Wednesday morning, some 40 women in both the Chappaqua and New York of­ fices accused the Digest of \sex discrimi­ nation\ and filed a complaint with the Equal Opportunities Commission in New York .Led by two associate editors, Elaine Franklin and Pat Tarnawsky, the group charged the Digest with a number of un­ fair practices which, the group charged, discriminated against women The Digest, m answering these charges, did admit that \some inequities have existed and continue to exist with Apartments proposed near Kisco By ELIZABETH SIMONOFF BEDFORD — William Green, the owner of some 200 acres on the Mt. Kisco village edge of the town of Bedford, plans to seek rezoning of his land for apart­ ments, but not immediately, he told Pat­ ent Trader this week Mr Green, who lives on Oregon Road, bought the 200-acre former Dr Alfred Cook estate in a $1 million transaction over a year ago, and recently purchased the John and Mary Boyd property of 17 acres on South Bedford Road for an amount in excess of $300,000 The Cook estate had frontage only on Sarles Street, a narrow town road, qpt the adjoining Boyd land fronts on South 1 Bed­ ford Road and would provide access to the main highway for the entire parcel Mr Green told Patent Trader that he is still in the process of assembling land and does not expect to apply for rezoning now He said he is thinking in terms of upper income housing, \something very nice, in keeping with the character of this area.\ He believes there is a need for apartments for the growing number of people who work in corporate headquarters like IBM \Low income housing has already been done at the north end of the village,\ he said \This will be something rather ele­ gant \ Mr Green said he drives through Sarles Street on his way to and from his home, and decided to buy the Cook estate (Continued on Page 2) Acupuncture a while off for upper Westchester (An Interview with Dr. Sam Rosen of Katonah on the subject of acupunc­ ture appears on puge ID MT KISCO — Although experi­ mentation with acupuncture as an an­ esthetic in surgery, and a pain reliever for some ailments, is now under way in the United States, it is likely to be awhile before the new technique, learned from the Chinese, is used in upper Westchester Dr Arthur Green, an internist and head-of Northern Westchester Hospi­ tal's intensive care unit, confesses to hang ups about the use of acupuncture which are shared by many American doctors. It is \incompatible with every­ thing I've been taught,\ Dr Green says. Observation of acupuncture in China by several distinguished Ameri­ can doctors, including Dr. Sam Rosen of Kafonah, an ear surgeon (see page 11 story), are \very valid,\ Dr. Green however And he would \love surgery per- concedes to see\ acupuncture formed himself Dr Green is one of those w ho thinks there may be an element, similar to hypnosis, in the acceptance of acupunc­ ture by the Chinese, who have long been conditioned to its use to relieve minor pain He recalls cases, V/rren he was a res­ ident at Jacoby Hospital, of young women brought into emergency who were completely paralyzed from the waist down. The paralysis was genuine, they could not feel needles stuck in their feet Yet, when a girl's mother was brought in, she would snap the pa­ tient out of it and have her on her feet in two minutes Such paralysis, though real, was ap­ parently of hysterical origin. It is much less common in upper Westchester than among the poor in big cities where there is a \higher level of frustration and deprivation,\ Dr. Green notes regard to women employees \ But, man­ agement said, they are working to correct these inequities Three weeks ago, Hobart Lewis, pres­ ident of the Reader's Digest, issued a directive on how to \increase opportu­ nities for promotion among women em­ ployees \ some of the ways to solve present inequities, the memorandum said, were Have a thorough review of job titles and compensation to insure equality of status, titles and income Launch training programs to help staff (Continued on Page 2) Lakeland budget rejected, 5 pass The Lakeland school budget was the only one of six to be rejected by voters who went to polls in school district elec­ tions this week in upper Westchester School budgets were approved in Bedford, Chappaqua, Mt. Pleasant, North Salem and Yorktown. A rundown of the election results in the six districts follows Lakeland SHRUB OAK — Lakeland school dis­ trict voters Thursday rejected a proposed budget for next year for the second time The vote was 2,029 to 1,579. Voters approved two propositions to provide transportation and textbooks. The propositions are not contingent on passage of the budget The transportation and the books will be provided whether the board chooses to adopt an austerity budget or voters should approve a budget submitted later. Proposition three and four, which would have provided transportation up to 15 miles for high school students, and a high school reading teacher, were re­ jected Both propositions were placed on the ballot last week by petitions from voters The First two propositions were submitted to voters by the board Proposition one passed 2,117 to 1,511 and proposition two by 1,947 to 1,681 Prop­ osition three was rejected 2,127 to 1,502 and proposition four was beaten 2,541 to 1,030 The rejected budget totaled $15,727,459 The tax rate, if it had passed, would have been $105 per $1,000 of assessed value for Town of Yorktown residents and $129 for Town of Cortlandt residents. The two propositions which passed will cost Yorktown property owners $6.93 and Cortlandt taxpayers $8.53 The taxpayers will be charged also for the cost of an austerity budget if the board chases to adopt it without voter approval. The austerity budget would include only the items mandated by state education law North Salem NORTH SALEM — North Salem voters passed the $3,345,017 school budget Wednesday by. a vote of 513 to 427. A proposal to decrease the term of of­ fice' of the trustees from five years to three was passed, 731 to 169. In the election for a one-year on the school board, David Lawrence beat in­ cumbent Frank Palm, 526 to 463. Betty Hermsen, unopposed for the last five-year term on the board, obtained 696 votes Robert Taylor unopposed for a two- year term, received 718 votes Yorktown YORKTOWN — Yorktown voters approved by a wide margin next year's budget for the Yorktown central schools in (Continued on Page 2) Conservationist support sought against garage By DAN MARGLLIES ARMONK — Five Old Orchard Road families will appeal this week's State Supreme Courl ruling permitting con­ struction of a bus garage for BOCES near their homes Kenneth Lange, attorney for the fami­ lies, said they are seeking the support of Westchester County and various conser­ vation groups in their appeal County of­ ficials have long been on record opposing the bus garage site Conservationists fear the damage the Buses washed at rejected BOCES site ARMONK — BOCES has been washing its bus fleet at the mid-Westchester campus site it rejected as a location for its new bus garage because of traffic problems Old Orchard Road residents here who are protesting construction of the new garage above Cranberry Lake were told by BOCES in 1970 that the wash bays would be eliminated at the neighborhood facility Residents thought the washing would contribute to the damage to the lake's ecology they fear from the bus mainte­ nance facility In an attempt to compro­ mise with angry citizens, BOCES an-, nounced it would eliminate the wash bajs and take several other steps to improve community relations Most of the other items were \cosmet­ ic,\ according to Kenneth Lange, attorney for the Old Orchard Road residents The group is appealing its case to prevent con­ struction of the garage altogether Con- (Continued on Page 2) garage operation might cause to adjacent Cranberry Lake Robert Trainor, state Supreme Court justice, issued his decision in favor of BOCES Monday Final judgement on the case will be issued formally next week Judge Trainor said the Old Orchard Road residents failed to prove their charges of danger to the ecology of Cranberry Lake and fire and traffic hazards stemming from garage operation The Town of Harrison is appealing a similar suit Construction began in January, 1970, but was halted a month later by the first of three suits The first suit, brought by then (Continued on Page 2) PATENT TRADER'S (.1 II)*: Also Section Four Calendar 8A-9A Classified 24-27 Editorials .,.8 Letters ...9-10 Movie Timetable ^..lOA Obituaries ,....4 Sports ...19-21 Trader auto mart 22-23 Wedjdfngs. ~ 12-13 TV schedules 12A-15A T m

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