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The East Hampton Star. (East Hampton, N.Y.) 1885-current, September 01, 1977, Image 17

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THE EAST HAMPTON STAR, EAST HAMPTON, N.Y., SEPTEMBER 1, 1977 SEVENTEEN After the Crash Sagaponack Beach Jack Singer probably continue because the Roth ticket was “primed to act that way.\ “They’ve lost their sense of fair­ ness,” Mrs. Fogarty claimed. Mr. Ross, a Committee member and a supporter of the Roth-Perry-Geus ticket, defended the ticket’s campaign literature, saying “no one has called Mary Ella atiy dirty names or made an attack on her character or ability.\ He said the ticket had merely pointed out her past work for Republicans, a record that, if anything, would help her win the general election in November “because all the Republicans will come out and vote for her.” “Like Saul on his way to Damascus she [Mrs. Richard] might have had a great conversion since 1975,” Mr. Roth said. However, he and his running mates felt Town Democrats should know of Mrs. Richard’s past allegiance to Republicans and the fact she did not work for such Democratic candidates in the past as Judith Hope and Larry Cantwell, Mr. Roth said. Mr. Roth, moreover, said he had publicly stated he would support Mrs. Richard if she won the Democratic primary, while Mrs. Richard had made no such At Indian Field, Montauk Karl Grossman PRIMARY Continued from Page 1 because, she said later, it did not appear that a vote by the Committee would “accomplish anything” after all. “We [Mrs. Richard’s supporters] wanted to let them know that we were not stupid, that we knew what they were doing and that we would not stoop to their tactics,” she said. The objectionable “tactics” men­ tioned were a full-page, paid, political advertisement the Roth-Perry-Geus ticket placed recently in this news­ paper, and campaign literature which allegedly attacked the “personal inte­ grity” of Mrs. Richard. The ad stated that Mrs. Richard “doesn’t, know whether she's a Democrat, an Independent, or a Republican from one day to the next,” an allusion to Mrs. Richard’s past affiliations. “When we first became active in the Democratic Party we were told by Hal Ross, who was supposed to have some political savvy, to watch out for this, and watch out for that from the Republicans,” Mrs. Fogarty said. “It The Rev. Jesse Jackson shocked me to see that the same damn tactics we were told to watch out for were being used against fellow Demo­ crats,” she said. Mr. Roth “was not concerned that Mary Ella might be the one facing the Republicans in November,” she said, adding she felt the attacks would Water L ilies Polling Places The following will serve as polling places for registered voters on Primary Day, Sept. 8, from noon to 9 p.m.: • VFW Hall, East Hampton, for voters in Election Districts 1, 8,13, and 14. (Voters in these Districts cast their ballots at Guild Hall in November general elections.) • Amagansett Fire House for Election Districts 3 and 12. • Ashawagh Hall, Springs, for Election Districts 4,9, and 15. • Montauk Fire House for Elec­ tion Districts 6 and 10. • Cedar Street Fire House, East Hampton, for Election Districts 5, 11, and 16. • Murray Hill Fire House, Henry Street, Sag Harbor, for Election District 2. • Wainscott Hall for Election District 7. There is a Republican primary in District 14 only, to elect two of three persons running for the Town Republican Committee from that District. commitment. A Note Mrs. Richard was present at the Committee meeting, but because she is not a member she could not, by Committee rules, speak. She did, DARRELL WEAVER, standing, is coordinating the 1977 GOP campaign in East Hampton, and met recently to plan an after-Labor-Day effort. From left, Hugh King, who is running for Councilman, Irene Loris, Ronald Rioux, candidate for Supervisor, and Councilwoman Mary Fallon. Cal Norris however, pass a note to one of her supporters, Maureen Pettersen, who is a Committee member, during the discussion of her candidacy, and Mrs. Pettersen shortly thereafter defended Mrs. Richard and attacked the Roth ticket. Mr. Geus was also a past Repub­ Goes to a Fundraiser at the Strausberg Home, East Hampton August 28, 1977 lican who had not supported Mrs. Hope when she ran for Town Supervisor, Mrs. Pettersen said, and Mrs. Perry had recently paid $50 to attend a Republican fund-raiser. Mrs. Perry denied that, saying the tickets to the party had been given to her and that she went because it was open to the public. Mrs. Pettersen said there had been nothing wrong with being an indepen­ dent in 1975, and she did not see why it was “so terrible” now. Mr. Roth and his supporters had launched a “personal” attack on Mrs. Richard, she charged, because “they can’t attack her on the issues since she has one of the finest records.” Other Action In other action at the meeting, members heard a report from Joan Ford, a member of the Town Housing Committee, on the proposed “Gateway East” public housing project, and debated the use of the Democratic Party name on the letterhead of the Farmlands First Committee. It also debated a point of order—whether Committee meetings are open to the general public or members only. A story on the proposed housing project appears elsewhere in this issue. The debate over the Farmlands First Committee’s stationery began with a motion by Harry Saz that Farmlands First be told immediately it could not use the name of the Democratic Party in the future. The motion, which carried 12 to eight, did not withdraw the support of the Party for Farmlands First, only its name. The move was dubbed a pre­ cautionary measure, with Robert Pine and others stating they did not think it was a good idea for the Party to lend its name officially to any group since it could not be certain how a group would act in the future. The point of order regarding the “openness” of Committee meetings was raised by David Myers, who said it had been his understanding that the meet­ ings were open only to registered Democrats. He later withdrew his complaint after Frances O’Brien, chair­ man of the meeting, ruled that anyone could attend the meetings but only Committee members could speak. Tim Neale YOUTH RALLY: Local Republicans held a get-together this week at the Lighthouse restaurant. Three Mile Harbor. Some 100 young people attended, and 41 of them, above, registered to vote. Cal Norris

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