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THE EAST HAMPTON STAR. EAST HAMPTON, N. DECEMBER 26, 1968 A WO THE«£? Published Every Thursday ? 9 v STAR 153 Main Street 324-0477 Mrs. Jeannette E. Rattray, Owner Subscription Rates A Year, Payable in Advance $5.00 ____________ $4.00 .10 Local \Firemen of the Year\ Entered at the Post Office at East ^ x culi Hampton, New York, as second-class six Months matter. Single Copies OBITUARIES HAROLD TOPPING. TOWN TRUSTEE Harold H. Topping, 69, of Halsey Lane, Bridgehampton, died Saturday in the Southampton Hospital. He was a Southampton Town Trustee, and a past Chief of the Bridgehamp­ ton Fire Department. Mr. Topping was born in Bridge­ hampton on March 30, 1899, the son of Frank S. and Edith Downs Top­ ping. His mother survives, as do his wife, the former Myfanwy Jones; two sons, Raymond of Bridgehamp­ ton and John of Florida; a sister, Mrs. Evelyn Hagerman of Bridge­ hampton; and nine grandchildren. Mr. Topping was a member of the Southampton Lodge of Elks, and was a commissioner of the Bridge­ hampton Fire District and had served on the Bridgehampton School Board at the time of his death. He also belonged to the Bridgehampton His­ torical Society. He was a retired farmer. Funeral services were held at the Bridgehampton Methodist Church on Tuesday, the Rev. C. Harold Dever officiating. Burial was in Edgewood Cemetery. MRS. ANNIE LUNDIN Mrs. Annie Osborn Lundin, 73, died at her home in Hauppauge on Sat­ urday. She was the widow of Fritz Lundin, who died three years ago. Mrs. Lundin was born in Wain- scott, the daughter of Herbert and Elizabeth Hunt Osborn, and grew up in that village. After her marriage to Mr. Lundin, they lived in Brook­ lyn for some years, then in New Port Richey, Fla. They came north from Florida three years ago and Mr. Lundin died shortly after that. They had three children, but only one son survives. He is David Rich­ ard Lundin, who lives in Hauppauge. She had two brothers, but both have died. A brother Ralph was lost at sea, and another brother, Hunt Osborn, removed to Staten Island. Mrs. Lundin often visited in Wain- scott, with Miss Elizabeth Field, and kept in touch with her native town. She was a member of the Sag Harbor Chapter, Order o f the Eastern Star; and of the Episcopal Church in Smithtown. The funeral service was held in Smithtown on Tuesday. Burial was in the Wainscott Ceme­ tery. MRS. HARRY JONES Mrs. Iola Dix Jones, formerly of East Hampton, died at Smithtown General Hospital on Dec. 19 after a long illness. She was born in East Hampton on April 15, 1908, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Gilbert. She married Harry E. Jones of East Quogue in 1926. Mr. Jones sur­ vives, as do three sons, Robert, Mal­ colm, and Daniel, all of Patchogue, and a daughter, Mrs. Robert Peter­ son of Bethel, Conn. Also surviving are a sister, Mrs. Natalie Gallagher o f Amagansett, and 15 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday at the Ruland Funeral Home, with burial in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Patchogue. MRS. RAYMOND SCHENCK Mrs. Amelia Melvina Schenck of 55 Sherrill Road, East Hampton, died at her home Friday after an apparent heart attack. Mrs. Schenck was 76. She and her husband, Raymond, had lived here for the past 12 years. They were married on April 4, 1936. Mrs. Schenck was born on Oct. 13, 1892 in Sag Harbor, the daughter of Alois and Annie Schremic Kisel- yak. She was a member o f the Ladies’ Village Improvement Society, the Southampton Sewing Club, and for many years worked at the LVIS Bargain Box on Main Street. She was also a member of the Most Holy Trinity Church. Surviving, besides her husband, is a brother, William Kiselyak of Sag Harbor, and a sister, Mrs. Hattie McCrea of Hasbrook Heights, N. J. The rosary was recited at the Yardley and Williams Funeral Home here on Sunday and a requiem mass was offered at Most Holy Trinity Church on Monday with the Rev. Raymond Borcino officiating. Burial took place in the St. Andrew's Cemetery in Sag Harbor. MRS. EDWIN PHILLIPS Mrs. Kate Sherman Phillips of Hawthorne, Cal. died of cancer in the Los Angeles Presbyterian Hos­ pital Tuesday. She was 57. Mrs. Phillips was born on Shelter Island, the daughter of Everett and Rose Phillips. She married Edwin Phillips of East Hampton shortly before the Second World War, and the couple moved to California fol­ lowing the war. Besides her husband, Mrs. Phillips is survived by a son, William E., of Long Beach, Cal., by a sister, Mrs. Blanche Shine of New York, and a grandson. Mr. Phillips’ brothers, Charles H. and William R., live in East Hampton as does his sister, Mrs. Roy Harris of Amagansett. A memorial service was to be held today in Hawthorne. MRS. MIRIAM SHAW Mrs. Miriam Read Shaw, who was once director of Guild Hall in East Hampton, died Sunday at the Park Terrace Nursing Home in Orlando, Fla. She had moved from East Hampton to Winter Park, Fla., in 1944. Mrs. Shaw was born in Cumber­ land, Md., the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Clark Read. On her marriage to John Frazier Shaw, she lived in Sewickly, Pa., before com ­ ing here. Mrs. Shaw had been a residency head of Rollins College, and was later with the University Club of Winter Park. She retired in 1966. She is survived by a sister, Mrs. G. Marshall Gillette; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Leiper P. Read; and a number of nieces and nephews. MRS. ROSE VAIL, 85 Mrs. Rose Vail of Halsey Lane, Bridgehampton, died Dec. 18, at her home. She was 85. Mrs. Vail was born on July 31, 1883, in Sagaponack, the daughter of John and Caroline Halsey Top­ ping. She was married to Benjamin H. Vail, who does not survive. She leaves a daughter, Mrs. Rich­ ard B. Sanford of Bridgehampton, a son, B. Howard, of Southampton, a sister, Mrs. C. W. Hildreth of Bridgehampton, and one granddaugh­ ter. Funeral services were held Tues­ day at the Brockett Funeral Home in Southampton, with the Rev. Har­ old C. Dever of the Bridgehampton Methodist Church officiating. Burial was in Edgewood Cemetery, Bridge­ hampton. Coming Up A weekly calendar of social, civic, fraternal and governmental events. To have informa­ tion listed, call 324-0002. Times given for public meetings of local governing bodies are those regularly scheduled, and are some­ times changed with little or no notice WEDNESDAY, JAN. 1 Open house, St. Luke’s Rectory, East Hampton, 3-6 p.m. THURSDAY, JAN. 2 Town Board, organization meeting, Town Hall, 10 a.m. 42 fence be placed as originally planned. The question may be settled at the Board’s next meeting on Jan 8, it was indicated. Two subdivision waivers were granted at the Dec. 18 meeting. In­ cluded was an application by Peter Bistrian for permission to divide his property on Abraham’s Path in Amagansett into two lots. The waiver was granted with the provision that the access driveway enter Abraham’s Path as close to the northerly prop­ erty line as possible to avoid a curve in the road, it was reported. The second subdivision waiver was granted to Harold W. Dingee on property on the highway from Ely Brook Road to Hand's Creek Road and Alewive Brook-Hand’s Creek Road, East Hampton, to be divided into four lots. Phyllis Reed ROGER MURRAY, left, of the Bridgehampton Fire Department, and SIDNEY FIELDS, of the East Hampton Department, received \Fireman of the Year\ awards at a recent F. & M. Schaefer Brewing Company dinner in Lindenhurst. Some 130 Long Island Volunteer firemen were on hand, plus their chiefs. There are 180 departments on the Islands with 14,00 0 members. In The Book Bag The end of the year seems to be the time for list-making. A list of the year’s best books has already been published by the New York Times. So, being run-down from Christ­ mas shopping and preparations (this was written last week), I can’t think of anything new, different or exciting to say. Besides, what’s good enough for the New York Times, etc., etc. . . . here’s my own list o f bests and worsts from the book bag. Best Fiction: Frederick Exley’s “A Fan’s Notes” . . . a man is obsessed with fame and the New York Giants football team. Runner-Up: Marjorie Kellogg’s “Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon.” Three deformed misfits take up joint residence and proceed to make it in the world of “normal” people. Honorable Mention: Romain Gary’s “The Dance of Genghis Cohn.” A dybbuk with chutzpah haunts an ex-Nazi with interesting results. Best Non - Fiction: Joan Didion’s “Slouching Toward Bethlehem.” Sensitive, perceptive essays about the sickness of our time. Runner - Up: Norman Mailer’s “Armies of the Night” — the peace march on Washington, October, 1967. Yes, Virginia, there is police brutal­ ity. Honorable Mention: Eldridge Clea­ ver's “Soul on Ice.” A black man trapped in the white man’s world. For the Men: “To Glory We Steer” by Alexander Kent. The Royal Navy during the Revolutionary War, and a worthy successor to Horn- blower. “Once an Eagle” by Anton Myrer. A long, rich novel about a profes­ sional soldier. Assorted Goodies: Ji>yce Porter’s NOTICE The Annual meeting of Cedar Lawn Cemetery Association will be held January 11, 1969 at 2 p.m. at the office of Cedar Lawn Cemetery, Cooper Lane, East Hampton. WILLIAM H. STRONG, President 15-3 NOTICE Annual meeting of trustees of the Green River Cemetery will be held at the home of Carl Eckey, 15 Osborne Lane, East Hampton, on Jan. 6, at 7:30 p.m. Anyone inter­ ested is invited to attend. 15-2 “Dover Goes to Pott.” Surely the most revolting detective in fiction, Dover is this genre’s anti-hero. Our own Slater McGurk’s “The Big Dig” still inspires idle-hour speculation on the best way to get the money out of that bank. “Love Among the Daughters” — the third installment of Elspeth Huxley’s autobiographical series, this tells of her education in England and America. “The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test” — Tom W olfe captures Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters to turn the reader on. Joel Lieber’s “Move” — a mysteri­ ous Greenwich Village mover won’t let the hero alone. James Kirkwood's “Good Tim es/ Bad Times.” The son of an alcoholic actor finds a friend in a second-rate Eastern prep school, but the head­ master doesn’t approve. This one I couldn’t put down. Funniest book: “Myra Brecken- ridge.” Gore Vidal’s bizarre sexual fantasy. I won’t find many who agree with me on this one. Most disappointing book: John Up­ dike’s “ Couples.” Updike is one of my favorite authors but, for the first time, his people weren't real. The Paper Doll Prize for the book having the largest number of one­ dimensional characters goes to “The Movie Maker” by Herbert Kastle. Happy New Year! J. S. F. VILLAGE ZBA Continued From Page 1 will which prohibited the construc­ tion by Guild Hall of a parking lot on her property. Mrs. Parker said she felt Mrs. Sheppard would also have objected to the proposed drive­ way although she did not so state in the codicil. Mr. Dewey told Mrs. Parker that the 50-foot right of way did not mean there would be a 50-foot road­ way. The road would probably be 30 feet wide, he said. “ We don’t want a lot of traffic there any more than you do,” he said. Mr. Osborne said the Board was only concerned with the request for the side-boundary setback variance, not the proposed swap of rights of way, which he said “is likely to happen regardless of what the Board decides.” “We wanted to do the right thing,” Mr. Dewey said. “We felt the wing had to be this long. We could have lopped o ff ten feet and there would have been no problem.” In the meanwhile, the former M c­ Cann fish market, later Mrs. Shep­ pard’s home, is being prepared for removal from the parcel. The land was the site of the 1717 Presbyterian Church, torn down about 100 years ago. PLANNING BOARD Continued From Page ' meeting since he could request a further reduction at any time. The resolution reduced the bond figure from $35,000 to $14,000. Through their attorney, Douglas E. Dayton, the developers of Off Cedar in East Hampton requested that they be allowed to pay off in installments $5,800 for drainage facil­ ities to be installed on adjacent property. The Board agreed to accept Mr. Dayton’s proposal for installment payments of $1»465 each between July 1, 1969 and Jan. 1, 1971. The Board also scheduled a public hearing for Wednesday, Jan. 8, at 8:30 p.m. to consider a reduction in the amount of the performance bond covering improvements at O ff Cedar. That Fence Again The Planning Board chairman, Donald W. Lamb, tabled a decision on the location of the fence at the recharge basin at Hampton Waters pending consultation with Mr. Smith, who disagreed with the Board com­ mittee studying the request of the developer to place the fence part-way down the slope of the recharge basin. Mr. Smith recommended that the \ \ (Vif 1 \ I V LEFT ON THE TABLE after last week's me'.ting of the Planning Board was this doodle, by an unidentified member, portraying the chairman. Donald Lamb. < J ~ C a p p \ f J \ 4 v ^ 1 /t r! John Ecker K 668-3030 South Euclid Ave., Montauk 324-1639 I £ i W ISH IN G YOU A H A P P Y AN D PROSPEROUS N E W From All o f Us A t McPAUL MEN'S SHOP 73 MAIN STREET EAST HAMPTON Fran, Ted, Laura, Terry, Lou and Bill A happy, happy New Year to you! We extend our greetings with the wish that the bells, ringing in ’69, may herald a year full of good fortune, good times, good health for you. Dress Box 79 Main Street East Hampton J . 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