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The East Hampton Star. (East Hampton, N.Y.) 1885-current, September 08, 1977, Image 6

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SIX THE EAST HAMPTON STAR, EAST HAMPTON, N.Y., SEPTEMBER 8, 1977 Sag Harbor Mrs. Ray Harris 725-1909 Guests of Mr. and Mrs. Landis Lee, over the weekend, were Mr. and Mrs. Lionel Gadsby of St. Albans, N.Y. Mr. and Mrs. Dale Edwards with their three children of Westbury spent the weekend with Mr. Edwards's mother, Mrs. Olin M. Edwards Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Vincent King of Middletown, Conn., were weekend guests visiting their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles King of Prospect Avenue and Mr. and Mrs. Robert McClain of North Haven. Mrs. Joseph Ruth and family of Scarsdale, N.Y., spent the holiday weekend at their Redwood home. Recent weekend visitors of the Rudy Waeckerlings at Baypoint were Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Waeckerling with their children, Ruth Jean and Ralph Jr., of Succasunna, N.J.; Mr. and Mrs. Ken­ neth Mulder and son John of Saddle- brook, N.J.; Mr. and Mrs. Shawn Smythe and Miss Gail Porschen of Fairview, N.J. Wamponamon Lodge will meet at the Lodge Temple on Sept. 15 at 8 p.m. The first degree will be given for a new candidate, Edward Deyermond. The Sag Harbor Chapter of the American Association of Retired Persons will meet on Monday, Sept. 12, at 1 p.m. in St. Andrew’s Auditorium. Recently the group donated $500 to new Sag Harbor ambulance fund. It will also donate $2,000 to the John Jermain Library restoration fund. Plans are being made for a “do-it- yourself picnic to be held at Mashashi- muet Park on Thursday, Sept. 15, from 1 to 4 p.m. There will be games and refreshments. On Sunday, Sept. 11, services in the First Presbyterian Church return to the usual hour of 11 a.m. Mrs. Winifred Musso, a recent Hospital patient, is now at the Todd Nursing Home, Southampton. Jewish Holidays Services for the High Holy Days will be held at Temple Adas Israel. Rosh Hashonah or New Year services will be held on Monday, Sept. 12, at 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 13, at 10 a.m., and Wednesday, Sept. 14 at 10 a.m. Yom Kippur services will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 21, with Kol Nidre at 8 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 22 at 10 a.m., and on Thursday, Sept. 22, a memorial service will be held at 3:30 p.m. Rabbi Joseph Ginsberg will conduct the services and a female cantor, who has completed two years at the Hebrew College of Sacred Music, will provide the music. Off to School The fall exodus of students has begun. Among those starting as fresh­ men who have left or are leaving are Kristine Nielsen, Pratt Institute; Daria Whisnant, Parsons New York School of Design; Elsa Gronlund, Alleghany College, Pa.; Joanna King, Dominican SAY NO to LILCO! Giant anti-nuclear picnic, Breakwater Beach, Mattituck, Saturday, Sept. 17,1 to 5:30 P.M. ADV2T College of Blauvelt, Rockland County, N.Y.; Loretta Schall and Mark Sharp- elletti, State University College, Albany; Karen Schiavoni, State Uni­ versity College at Binghamton and Rebecca Hines and Susan Reidy for their third year at the State University College, Oneonta. Robert K. Bowser, son of Robert Bowser of Hampton Street, has been commissioned as an ensign in the Navy upon graduation from North Carolina Central University in Durham, and participating in the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps there. Southampton Mrs. Norma Corwith of Water Mill will be one of two 4-H Club leaders in the County to receive a special certifi­ cate for completing ten years of service during the Club’s annual “leader-recog­ nition” dinner-dance at Polish Hall, Riverhead, on Saturday. Bowden Square, a restaurant, has been fined $ 1,000 for sanitary code violations, cited in June by the County Health Department. The North Sea Community Associa­ tion is planning an “Oktoberfest,” to be held Saturday, Oct. 1, from 2 to 10 p.m. at the North Sea fairgrounds. There will be games, rides, beer, music, and various contests. \Let’s Talk About It,” an evening of discussions, will be held Wednesday at 8 p.m. in Oceanview Lounge at South­ ampton College, under the sponsorship of the East End Chapter of the National Organization for Women. The subjects will include the middle years, women’s image, and assertiveness. The evening will be the first of a fall series of NOW meetings. More than 1,200 people attended the Southampton Hospital benefit cocktail party Saturday night. John W. Little II won the first prize, a 1977 Ford automobile donated by Mr. and Mrs. William Clay Ford. Boating Rescue No one was expecting a quiet Labor Day weekend in Bridgehampton this year. Certainly Emil Pape, who owns and operates Sivigny’s Drug Store on Main Street, was not. Like doctors and dentists, pharmacists must expect a sharp increase in the number of emergency calls on holiday weekends. And even without them, summer’s final fling is always sure to bring crowds of shoppers and the inevitable scramble for the Sunday Times. So on Thursday Mr. Pape and his family decided to get some recreation in themselves, before it was too late. They had no idea when they set off from Sag Harbor on their small boat with their five children aboard that the outing would last through the night and that they would require some emergency help of their own. Now that the ordeal is over and everyone is all right, Pat Pape can describe the adventure with consider­ able good humor. Hit a Rock It was one of those days, she says, when everything went wrong. Even before they got into serious trouble, they found themselves stuck on a SAY NO to LILCO! Giant anti-nuclear picnic, Breakwater Beach, Mattituck, Saturday, Sept. 17,1 to 5:30 P.M. ADV2T sandbar off Cedar Point Park where they had stopped for a swim. Friends helped them off but by then it was late and they knew they would have to hurry if they were to be back on time. Then, at the spot ghoulishly known as “The Graveyard,” they hit a rock; it knocked out the motor stranding the seven of them in their 16-foot craft. “We had no provisions and no CB,” recalls Mrs. Pape. “It’s definitely not a boat you stay overnight in.” But that is just what they did. At first, it looked as if rescue were imminent. Shortly after they struck the rock, a Sunfish arrived beside their disabled boat and its occupant pro­ mised to get help. Night Came Time went by, however, and nothing happened. “We should have identified ourselves better,” says Mrs. Pape. “You think of a lot of things like that afterward. I still don’t know what happened to him. Somewhere out there, there may be a Sunfish wonder­ ing where we are.” When night came, the air turned quite cold and there was nothing to do but cover the children with tarps and windbreakers and wait. “The children were wonderful,” she says. “They adjust very easily.” Her daughter was perhaps the most phi­ losophical, suggesting that since they were out there, they might as well fish. Later all the children slept. The parents, anxious that there might be a storm, that they might have put a hole in the boat or that an opportunity for rescue might be missed, couldn’t think of sleep. “We watched the lights of the North Haven Bridge,” recalls Mrs. Pape. “Thank goodness we had something to watch.” There were a few other things working in their favor, including a bright moon and a low tide so that even if something more happened to the boat, there were rocks to stand on or at least to cling to. By Dawn With the dawn came the hope that they might be spotted by fishermen. But Mrs. Pape now considers the early rising fisherman a myth. “They don’t get up early,” she insisted, pointing out that it was a night fisherman on his way home who finally spotted them, radioed for help, and towed them to shore. By the time they got there, 13 hours had passed since they had been on dry land and the Bay Constable, South­ ampton police, and the friends who had started to worry back in Bridgehamp­ ton greeted seven very wobbly mem­ bers of the Pape family. Now that it’s over, Pat Pape is very grateful that the family came through it with nothing worse than a little shakiness. “We’re all fine; the kids are fine,” she says. “We’ve just lost our interest in boating.” Mary Cummings AIRMAN TONNY HAMPTON, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Hampton of Bridgehampton, has been selected for training in medical services at Shep­ pard Air Force Base in Texas after completing basic training at Lackland, Tex. He is a 1977 graduate of Bridge­ hampton High School. Gangs of workmen, arriving in two yellow school-bus-like vehicles, have for the past two weeks or so been working their way along the Long Island Rail Road track at the Napeague stretch, inching toward Montauk. Labor Day weekend was attended by numerous automobile accidents in East Hampton Village. Police said there were 15 accidents between Thursday and Monday, with the heaviest concen­ tration coming on Saturday, when nine were reported. All of the accidents were minor, and only one involved an injury. The injured person was Betty A. Koeman of Forest Hills, who com­ plained of pain in her neck after the car she was driving was struck from behind by another vehicle driven by Stephen L. Ryan of Amagansett, police said. The accident occurred at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday on Ocean Avenue, 100 feet south of Woods Lane. Police said Ms. Koeman was headed south on Ocean Avenue and had to stop because of a stalled vehicle in the roadway. Mr. Ryan, who was following behind Ms. Koeman, then hit the rear of the victim’s car, they said. No tickets were reported. Officer R. Humphreys investigated. Leaving Scene Five of the accidents reported this week involved drivers who allegedly left the scene of their accidents. The first occurred on Saturday at 2 p.m. when Richard Brown of Los Angeles, Cal., drove a rented car into a fire hydrant at street level, and then left the scene without reporting the inci­ dent. Police later apprehended Mr. Brown and issued him a ticket. They said the accident occurred because the subject was not paying attention while he was driving and “drifted” off the roadway. According to a spokesman for the Rail Road, they are replacing worn-out ties. This was “routine” work, the spokesman said, and had nothing to do with the $16 million in State and Federal grants the Rail Road recently Officer Humphreys investigated. An hour later Saturday, another person, who was never identified by police, left the scene of an accident on Ocean Avenue by Main Beach parking lot two. Police said a parked car owned by Steven E. Greenspan of Seaford had been struck in the side by a Ford Thunderbird with Massachusetts tags, which was backing out of a parking space. Officer Bruce V. Bocklund investigated. Parked At 10 p.m. Saturday another parked car, owned by Mary Pat McQueen of Amagansett, was struck by a driver who left the scene. Police said the car was in a private lot, ten feet east of The Circle. Officer Robert C. Krempler investigated. Friday at 1:43 p.m. Bruce S. Bunce of 515 Cosdrew Lane, East Hampton, said he was driving on Pantigo Road when a car passed him on the right just east of Egypt Lane, striking his right front bumper in the process. The driver of the second car did not stop, but police said the vehicle was identified as a tan, late-model Buick belonging to Luson Rent-A-Car Inc. Sergeant Bruce Cotter investigated. The final accident where the driver left the scene happened on Monday at 3:30 p.m. on Main Street near Woods Lane. The person who left, however, was reportedly not the driver at fault in the incident. Police said Lisa P. Vetault of 88 Pantigo Road was driving along Main Street, did not see a car stopped ahead of her, and ran into the rear of the stopped car. No damage occurred to the stopped car, though, so received for track improvements between Speonk and Montauk. The “regular tie-renewal work” underway now will not result in trains going any faster, according to the LIRR man. its driver proceeded before police arrived. No Tickets Sergeant Cotter investigated. No tickets were issued. Last Thursday, Sept. 1, two colli­ sions occurred. At 10 a.m. on Acca- bonac Highway, 125 feet north of Route 27, a car driven by Kenneth J. Keehan of 7 Indian Hill Lane, East Hampton,’ ran into the rear fender of a parked car owned by Marie E. Bain of 12 Will Curl Highway, East Hampton. Detective Randall H. Sarris investigated. Later, at 12:25 p.m., a vehicle driven by Rae Ferren of 615 Fireplace Road ran into a car owned by Robert Barron of 22 West 77th Street, New York, which was parked near the John Drew Theater on Pond View Lane, 60 feet east of Main Street. Police said Ms. Ferren hit the parked car while attempting a left turn from Pond View into a private lot next to Guild Hall. The parked car was not damaged, but the left rear door of the other car was. Detective Sarris investigated. Egypt Close Another accident occurred Friday at 11:28 a.m. when two cars collided on Egypt Close. The drivers of the two cars were Martin D. Polevoy of 445 East 80th Street, New York, and Ann G. Jurdem of 33 East 70th Street, New York. Police said Mr. Polevoy backed out of a driveway into the path of Ms. Jurdem. Mr. Polevoy received a ticket for driving without insurance on his car. Sergeant Cotter investigated. The other fender-benders occurring Saturday in addition to those men­ tioned above included one at 11 a.m. when Herbert F. Suhren of Dobbs Ferry, N.Y., drove into the rear of a car on Route 27, 20 feet west of Daniels Hole Road. The car Mr. Suhren struck was a rented car driven by George M. Gaston of St. Louis, Missouri, which was stopped behind a car attempting a left turn. David’s and Main Five minutes earlier, at the inter section of Main Street and David’s Lane, Ann J. Light of Hook Pond Lane drove her car from David’s Lane onto Main Street into the path of a vehicle driven by Fred Thompson Jr. of 112 Camberly Road, causing a collision. The same morning, at 11:45, Cheryl N. Kleiner of Union, N.J., and Henry M. Rothstein of East Meadow collided on Main Street 20 feet south of The Circle. Ms. Kleiner was headed south on Main Street when a vehicle in front of her stopped short, causing her to swerve to the side. Mr. Rothstein, who was following behind Ms. Kleiner’s car, switched lanes at the same time and struck her from behind. Two more cars were involved in a rear-end collision Saturday when John Sposato of Cedar Grove, N.J., slowed his car due to traffic and was hit by a car driven by Richard G. Spodek of 400 East 56th Street, New York. Mr. Sposato was issued a ticket for driving a vehicle whose registration had expired. The accident occurred at the intersection of Newtown Lane and Park Place. Finally... The final accident reported for Saturday happened at 7:51 p.m. and involved two vehicles driven by Deb­ orah Mitchell of Princeton, N.J., and Jack 0. Kulp of 283 Three Mile Harbor Road. Police said Mr. Kulp stated Ms. Mitchell stopped suddenly without signalling, causing him to run into the rear of her car. A witness, Robert H. Pearson of Horsham, Pa., however, told police that Ms. Mitchell did signal. No tickets were issued. The accident occurred on Main Street near The Circle. Sunday’s sole accident was a collision between a car driven by Mel H. Schwartz of Flushing and a parked car owned by Willie R. Baxter Jr. of Riverhead. Mr. Baxter’s car was parked in the Sea Spray lot on Ocean Avenue and Mr.Schwartz struck the car while leaving another space in the lot, police said. School’s Open Acting Chief Marvin W. LaMoore announced this week that the Depart­ ment is participating in the Automobile Club of New York’s annual “School’s Open—Drive Carefully” campaign. Local police are mounting colorful AAA \School’s Open” posters on street poles, Chief LaMoore said. “Hundreds of children will be walk­ ing to and from school, many for the first time,” he said, and . . many children will be crossing at unprotected corners . . .” “Motorists should be especially care­ ful when driving in school areas and near parks and playgrounds,” he added. Village Accident R oster GANDY DANCERS, 1977: Track work at Napeague Cal Norris

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