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The East Hampton Star. (East Hampton, N.Y.) 1885-current, July 29, 1954, Image 5

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THE EAST HAMPTON STAR, EAST HAMPTON, N. Y.. JULY 29, 1954 FIVE Vincent of The Maidstone Serving Members After a Goll To\ \Vincent\ came to East Hampton to work at the Maidstone Club twen­ ty years ago. He became the stew­ ard in 1938, when A. Wallace Chauncey was the club’s President. Eight years ago he brought his fam­ ily out here to live the year round —they used to come only summers. At first they rented; four years ago they bought a house on Mill Hill ‘ “ .’ing,” Vin- ys. He is ■usy a; all si the winters make up for it now. The Vincent Marchettis are great walkers; they love walking ’'down street” for the papers of a winter and country life in general. Their daughter Norma went through High School here, and is now at summer school at Syracuse University where she is studying art in general and costume design in particular and ex­ pects to graduate next January. Vincent came up through the ranks in th<; restaurant business— only unlike Hector Bonomi of the Devon Yacht Club, he did not start his training overseas but right in New York. He was born in Fubine, a small village in the Piedmont sec­ tion of Italy. His wife is from the same village. Vincent says; hard as a small horses on a grocery wagon all day city about ten miles away from our village; I carried wine to the city and brought home groceries for the families round the countryside. We I think my father worked about 24 hours a day; he drove another wag­ on. Mother sewed money in my shirt, so it wouldn’t show. She was afraid of a holdup or a fight, but I never had one; everybody knew me, and I respected other people. But I would get so very tired, and some­ times fall asleep on the wagon. In . winter it was really tough. Once I fan “My ai o Italy when 1 was sixteen and she talked so much about New York and the United States that I begged Father . He finally depos 50 1 •You’d b ■tl’ It Ci e good—I c: e $60 ti over, in 1913. Arrived in America, Vincent found it hard to get a job—he didn’t look sixteen. They said he was too small. Finally he was taken on at the Biltmore as a dishwasher, at SI6 a month. “I saved $5 a month out of that,\ he recalls, \and sent it home. I felt under obligation s still li He became a bus boy and fired after one week. Then he w ed in the Biltmore Grill and fired twice. Once it was for breaks ing a glass. Then he drank leftover coffee (it is supposed thrown out). After that he was at the Vs bilt Hotel for a few years as a mis (assistant waiter); then'for years at the Ambassador. \Our in Saratoga called ‘The Broc the racing season. For three during Prohibition he chose f of his best vyai we had two ■ 'k up tl cation t •ranged for in 'August. That was 128, 29 and ’30. The club had all le liquor it wanted. Wc; made S100 week. Some of the boys left it at iamed round the farms and the club on the dunes at East Hampton and feels a little nostalgic—not for Italy, not for New York, but for the more leisurely days nobody can bring back—when people took time The second annual regional meet­ ing of the 10th District of the New York Press Association, which is made up of weekly newspapers, will be held on Friday, July 30, at the Hotel Patio in Westhampton Beach. There will be a luncheon at 12:30, followed by an informal get-to­ gether, with panel discussions and a speaker, until about four o’clock. LICENSE NOTICE Notice is hereby given that Li­ cense No. 7-A 567 has been issued to the undersigned to sell beer at retail in a store under the Alcoholif Beverage Control law on the north side of Main Street, Amagansett, town of East Hampton, county of Suffolk for off-premises consump- ARTHUR HARTNETT RYAN d/b/a Ryan’s Village Grocery Amagansett, N. Y. 43-2 Read The Star for complete town- SUMMER SCHEDULE 10 a.m. lo 5 p.m. CLOSED SUNDAYS 7ree Admission lo Galleria* Enez Whipple, Director EAST H A M P T ON FREE LIBRARY SUMMER HOURS r fas; took care of twenty good at a time—no more. There was only a chef and two waiters. The boss was a champion backgammon play­ er. Very rich ladies would come for a backgammon lesson. when I went to work in a very high class night club—the Place Pigalle. In the spring of 1934 I was asked to come out here. The Maidstone had no bar then, but was building one with Repeal coming. “Arthur Varca was steward at both Devon and the Maidstone at that time. From then on, for nine years, I was here in summer and in winter at the St. Regis in New York, where I became a Captain, in the Maisonette Russe. After that, one year at the Waldorf—and I decided to stay in East Hampton the year Vincent took charge of the res­ taurant at the Maidstone in 1935 and ’36 for Arthur Varca; after Ar­ thur died, Peter Oglietti of Larue Restaurant in New York ran the restaurant at Maidstone as a con­ cession for one year; then in 1938 Vincent took over as steward. There are Saturday night dinner dances for several hundred people, from July 4 until after Labor Day. The beach cafeteria serves five or six hundred at the buffet luncheon, week-ends; and a good number daily. The grill overlooking the put­ ting green serves four dinners a week and a snack lunch every day. During the thirty years’ experi­ ence of observing diners-out, Vin­ cent finds that American eating cus­ toms have changed tremendously. Years ago, he says, the customer had to be patient while something very special was being prepared for him. Today, he wants a steak—Quick! Quick! He spends an hour drinking and eats in fifteen minutes. Once, a man with money who dined out was particular about the wines that went with a meal. Today, he takes \H OM E, SW EET HOME\ J Mrs. Ruth Benjamin, Curator I SUMMER SCHEDULE 10 a.m. lo 12:30 p.m. 1:30 p.m. lo 5 p.m. CLOSED TUESDAY Open Daily July and August , Sunday 2 to 5 p.m. Admission 50c | Children under 10 Free i ARTHRITIS? I hove been wonderfully blessed forms of Rheumatism, hands de­ formed and my ankles were set. limited spoce prohibits telling you more here but if you will write me I will reply ol once and tell you how I received this wonderful relief. Mrs. Lela S. Wier 2805 Arbor Hills Drive P. O. Box 2695 Jackson 7. Mississippi ■ -the easiest painting ever/ k e y - t e x It’s icrubbable! It's a true flat finish! It flows on smoothly with roller or brush! It’s fi quality! KEY-TEX — the rubber b forced with alkyd resin — wears belter and longer.' Perfect for interior walls, ceilings and trim. In decorator-inspired colors. 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