TWO THE EAST HAMPTON STAR, EAST HAMPTON, N.Y., DECEMBER 22, 1977 Published Every Thursday Founded in 1885 153 Main Street-Post Office Box E East Hampton, New York 11937 (516) 324-0177 and 324-0002 Everett T. Rattray, Editor and Publisher Helen S. Rattray, Associate Editor Stephen B. Bromley Sr., Advertising Manager Subscription Rates: One Year, $11, Six Months, $9, Student or Armed Service Rate, $9 OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER • EAST HAMPTON TOWN AND VILLAGE Second class postage paid at East Hampton, N.Y. 11937 Additional Entry at Riverhead, N. Y. 11901 Postal Service Publication Number 161680 OBITUARIES LINNEA Von FRANK Mrs. Linnea E. Von Frank of Maple Lane, Bridgehampton, died in the Todd Nursing Home last Thursday. She would have celebrated her 83rd birthday on Saturday. She was born in Sweden on Dec. 17, 1894, the daughter of William and Elizabeth Boande. She married Her man Von Frank, who survives, as do two daughters, Elaine A. Lance of Dallas, Tex., and Jean Swanson of Dumont, N.J.; two sons, Russell J. of Garden City and Donald C. of East Hampton; ten grandchildren, and four great grandchildren. Services were held at the Brockett Funeral Home, Southampton, on Mon day, the Rev. Jon Freeberg of the Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church officiating. Burial was at Pine Lawn Memorial Park, Pine Lawn. THOMAS BURNS Thomas F. Burns, 75, of Hampton Street, Sag Harbor, died Dec. 15 at the Southampton Hospital of heart failure. He was a lifelong resident of Sag Harbor, where he was born on Dec. 2, 1902, the son of Joseph F. and Mary Keating Burns. He was a chauffeur. Surviving is a sister, Miss Clare Burns of Sag Harbor. Mr. Burns was a member of the American Legion, which held services Sunday evening. The funeral was from the Pino Funeral Home, with the mass of Christian burial offered at St. Andrew’s Church Monday. Burial was in St. Andrew’s Cemetery. STELLA PHILLIPS Mrs. Stella V. Phillips of Sanford Place, Southampton, died in the Todd Nursing Home on Sunday. She was 62 and had been suffering from cancer. She was born in East Hampton on Jan. 25, 1915, the daughter of Frank and Victoria Honeski. She grew up in East Hampton and attended high school here. She married and was later separated from LeRoy J. Phillips. Two sons, LeRoy J. Jr. of Southampton, and Paul E. of New Milford, N.J., survive, as do two brothers, Alexander and Michael Honeski, both of East Hampton; a sister, Bertha Honeski of Brightwater, N. J., and eight grandchildren. A prayer service was held at the Brockett Funeral Home, Southampton, on Tuesday. The mass of Christian burial was offered yesterday at Our Lady of Poland Church, Southampton, of which Mrs. Phillips was a member. Burial was at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Southampton. JOHN J. TUOH Y, HEADED LILCO John J. Tuohy, 61, chief executive officer of the Long Island Lighting Company for 20 years, died Dec. 17 of complications following a broken hip, suffered in a fall at his Garden City home. Mr. Tuohy’s family has summer ed here for decades; he spent summers in East Hampton in his younger years and from 1961 to 1968 had a home in Amagansett. Mr. Tuohy was a graduate of Phillips Exeter Academy, Yale University, and Columbia University Law School. He was an Air Force bomber pilot during World War Two, joining LILCO at the end of the War. He became the utility’s president in 12 years. He had decided a year ago that he would leave his post as chief executive officer at the end of this year to spend more time with his family. Surviving are his wife, the former Janet Mc Carty; a son, John Patrick; two daught ers, Jane Ellen Whelan and Anne Louise; and his father, Thomas F. Tuohy Sr., who lives in East Hampton and New York. Mr. Tuohy was a quiet man who had led LILCO through a turbulent period of rapid growth and many problems, including the building of nuclear plants and rapidly increasing rates, without seeming to draw personal animosity from those who opposed the utility’s policies. When he died, he was a presi dent of the Utilities Mutual Insurance Company and a director of Empire State Power Resources Inc. and the Edison Electric Institute. He was a trustee or director of many communityinstitutions.includingMercy Hospital, Hofstra University, the United Fund, and the Long Island Fund of Industry, Labor and Com merce for Hospitals, Health and Wel fare. Mr. Tuohy was born on Sept. 20, 1916, in Flushing. His mother does not survive, but his survivors include a brother, Thomas Tuohy Jr., and two sisters, Marian Tuohy and Helen Tuohy Ives. Services were held Tuesday at St. Joseph’s Church, Garden City. L.J. STRONG Leonard James Strong, once a freq uent summer visitor to Sag Harbor, where he met his wife, the former Elizabeth Youngs, died at the age of 89 on Dec. 16 at Sacred Heart Hospital in Allentown, Pa. Mr. Strong, born on Oct. 11, 1888 in England, lived in Center Valley, Pa., Cal Norris What In the W o rld ... ? No one added any more identifica tion to last week’s unknown object from the display cabinet at the East Hampton Free Library beyond our offered “nutcracker.” So nutcracker it shall be, with a possible auxiliary use among early gourmands as a lobstercracker. This week's object from the East Hampton Historical Collection will be the last for a wljile, since the Library is using the case for a Christmas exhibit. The quest may be taken up after the holidays in the Library’s Long Island Collection, using a smaller case. Here we go: This would make a fine salt shaker, were there any way to fill it with salt. Let us say it is a sand shaker, used in blotting ink on documents. The sand apparently went in the way it went out. and is survived by his wife, whose father William Youngs once owned the American Hotel in Sag Harbor. Three children also survive, Mrs. William Barr of Palm Beach, Fla., Mrs. James DeVito of Patchogue, and William Rob ert Strong of Bethlehem, Pa., as well as nine grandchildren. The deceased is the son of the late William Robert and the late. Charlotte Elizabeth Stock Strong, of England. Mr. Strong’s brother, Herbert, also deceased, was a noted golf course architect; both designed an 18-hole course for a Pennsylvania club, the Saucon Valley Country Club. Mr. Strong worked as a teaching professional before turning to club supervisory capacities. He was at one time the president of the Philadelphia Golf Course Supervisors Association, later president of the National Golf Course Supervisors Association, and supervisor of the Island Hills Golf Club in Sayville before his retirement sev eral years ago. The Rev. Leroy L. Zavadil of Christ Church in Sag Harbor performed a service Monday at the Yardley Funeral Home, and burial followed at Oakland Cemetery. A Correction It was incorrectly stated in the Dec. 8 issue of the Star that Francis Theodore George Verheyden, who died on Dec. 1, was buried in Most Holy Trinity Cemetery, East Hampton. A mass was held at Most Holy Trinity Church here. But Mr. Verheyden was buried at Cedar Lawn Cemetery, also in East Hampton. Court Cases On Calendar Several dozen cases were on the East Hampton Town Justice Court’s calendar last Thursday, most involving relatively minor traffic charges such as speeding. Joseph Duffy was the Justice on duty. One defendant who was charged by Town Police with driving while intoxi cated, Frank T. McLaughlin of Ditch Plains Road, Montauk, was granted a conditional discharge, the condition be ing his attendance at driver’s education classes. Another defendant who had prev iously been afforded the same arrange ment, Charles H. Miller of 77 Neck Path, East Hampton, was back in court because he had allegedly failed to show up at the classes. He was fined $50. Two Dismissed Two other charges against Mr. Mc Laughlin, of driving on the wrong side of the road and failing to yield way to an emergency vehicle, were dismissed, and he was granted an adjournment with contemplation of dismissal — a six-month grace period after which the charge will be dismissed if he hasn't been arrested again — on a fourth charge of resisting arrest. Another charge against Mr. Miller, of driving with a suspended license, drew him another fine, of $25. Two women whom Village Police arrested on Nov. 3 on second-degree burglary charges, Cleo Bacon of 132 Oakview Highway, East Hampton, and Denise Vaughn of Bailey Road, South ampton, appeared on reduced charges of second-degree criminal trespass and were granted conditional discharges. The condition in their case was attend ance at a drug program. The charges had followed their alleged theft of two television sets from an East Hampton home. Too Petty A charge of harassment against Carolyne A. Mayer of the Montauk Motel, Montauk, filed on Nov. 16 by Joanne J. Payne of the same address, was dismissed at the request of the assistant District Attorney handling the case, who reportedly felt that the alleged harassment, in which Mrs. Mayer supposedly uttered obscene language, was too petty to warrant prosecution. A charge of menacing against Luis Leon of 14B Jackson Street, East Hampton, was withdrawn by the com plainant, Robin Leon, his wife. NOTICE OF SPECIAL DISTRICT MEETING AND REGISTRATION OFVOTERS The Board of Education of the East Hampton Union Free School District, of the Town of East Hampton, Suffolk County, New York, HEREBY GIVES NOTICE that a special district meeting of the qualified voters of said school district will be held at the Senior High School, 2 Long Lane, East Hampton, New York, in said school district, on the 23rd day of January, 1978, at 1:45 P.M. in the afternoon, for the purpose of voting on the proposition hereinafter set forth. Polls for the receipt of ballots will be kept open between the hours of 2:00 o’clock P.M. and 8:00 o'clock P.M., prevailing time. PROPOSITION Shall the following resolution be adopted, to wit: RESOLVED, that the Board of Education of the East Hampton Union Free School District is hereby author ized to convey, for the sum of $10,000.00 to G & T Dairies, Inc., all that certain piece or parcel of land situate in Village and Town of East Hampton, Suffolk County, New York, bounded and described as follows: BEGINNING at a point on the easterly side of Race Lane, said point being situate North 31 degrees 50 minutes 30 seconds East 131.36 feet from the right angle formed by Race Lane; Running Thence along said easterly side of Race Lane from said point or place of beginning North 31 degrees 50 minutes 30 seconds East 38.00 feet to a point and premises now or formerly of G & T Dairies, Inc.; Running Thence along said premises now or formerly of G & T Dairies, Inc. South 63 degrees 42 minutes 20 seconds East 147.90 feet to other premises now or formerly of the East Hampton Union Free School District; Running Thence along said other premises now or formerly of the East Hampton Union Free School District the following two (2) courses and distances: (1) South 24 degrees 59 minutes 40 seconds West 41.50 feet; (2) North 62 degrees 19 minutes 41 seconds West 152.56 feet to the point or place of BEGINNING. NOTICE IS HEREBY FURTHER GIVEN, that pursuant to Section 352 of the Election Law, any person, other wise qualified to vote, who is currently registered to vote in an election district for the County of Suffolk or part thereof whose boundaries lie within this school district, will be entitled to vote without further registration. Unless a person is entitled to vote by virtue of such registration in an election district or part thereof whose boundaries lie within this school dist rict, pursuant to Section 2014 of the Education Law, personal registration of voters is required, and no person shall be entitled to vote at any meeting of the district whose name does not appear on the register of the district. The Board of Registration of said school district will meet in the cafeteria of the Senior High School, 2 Long Lane, East Hampton, New York, in said school district, on the 13th day of January, 1978, between the hours of 2:00 P.M. and 6:00 P.M., at which said place and times said Board of Registra tion will prepare the register of the said school district, and any person shall have his name placed on said register who presents himself person ally to said Board, provided that at such meeting of the Board of Registra tion he is known or proven to the satisfaction of such Board of Registra tion to be then or thereafter entitled to vote at said district meeting or election for which such register is prepared. The register so prepared shall also include all persons who shall have presented themselves personally for registration in accordance herewith, and all persons who shall have been previously registered hereunder for any annual or special meeting or election, and who shall have voted at any annual or special meeting or any election held or conducted at any time within two years prior to the prepara tion of the register. The register shall be filed in the office of the District Clerk, located at 76 Newtown Lane, East Hampton, New York, in said school district, and such register will be open for inspec tion by any qualified voter of said district between the hours of 9:00 A.M. and 3:00 P.M., prevailing time, on each '• of the five (5) days prior to January 28, 1978, and the date set for said special district meeting, except on Sunday. Dated: December 1, 1977 East Hampton, New York WILLIAM 0. CROMMETT, District Clerk East Hampton Union Free School District 76 Newtown Lane ' East Hampton, New York 11937 16-1 oming up p ■To have information listed ■concerning social, civic, I fraternal and governmental events call 324-0002 w e e k ly c a le n d a r o f c o m in g e v e n ts THURSDAY, DEC. 22 North Haven Village Planning Board, First National Bank, Sag Harbor, 1:30 p.m. Montauk School Board, at School, 7 p.m. Christmas program, Most Holy Trinity School at John Marshall School, East Hampton, 8 p.m. FRIDAY, DEC. 23 Christmas program, Montauk School, 10 a.m. Christmas program, Amagansett Presbyterian Church, Scoville Hall, 7:90 p.m. Christmas pageant, Sag Harbor Elementary School, 7:30 p.m. MONDAY. DEC. 26 Sag Harbor School Board, cancelled TUESDAY, DEC. 27 East Hampton Village Board, Village Annex, special meeting, 10 a.m. WEDNESDAY, DEC. 28 East Hampton Town Planning Board, cancelled Springs Citizens Planning Committee, Ashawagh Hall, 7:30 p.m. THURSDAY, DEC. 29 East Hampton Democratic Committee, SummerTree restaurant, 8 p.m. AT THE MOVIES “THE SPY WHO LOVED ME,\ today; “CHOIR BOYS,” Dec. 23-29, “SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER,” begins Dec. 30; free holiday program for East Hampton School District children, Dec. 24 at 10 a.m.; “MR. MAGOO’S FILM FESTIVAL,” children’s matinee, Dec. 24, 26, 27-29, East Hampton Cinema One, 324-0448 “GAUNTLET,\ through Jan. 3, \GODZILLA VERSUS THE COSMIC MONSTER,” children’s matinee, Dec. 30-Jan. 2, Cinema Two, 324-0448 “YOUNG DRACULA,” “FLESH GORDON,\ today, “WORLD’S GREATEST LOVER, Dec. 23-Jan. 5, Cinema Three, 324-0448 “LAST SUMMER,” \DIARY OF A MAD HOUSEWIFE,” Dec. 21-26, Old Post Office Cinema, 324-4820 “SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER,” through Dec. 29, “CHOIR BOYS,” begins Dec. 30; “MR. MAGOO’S FILM FESTIVAL,” children’s matinee, Dec. 24, 26, 27-29, “GODZILLA VERSUS THE COSMIC MONSTER,” children’s matinee, Dec. 30-Jan. 2, Southampton Theater, 283-1300 Free films based on Lincoln Steffens’s “Autobiography,” and about the poetry of Robinson Jeffers and painting of Carolyn Tyson, Dec. 27-30, 3 p.m.. Guild Hall Two Hit Fence Four automobile accidents that were attributed to icy roads were reported by the East Hampton Town police this week. Two of them occurred within 30 minutes of each other at the same spot; both cars collided with Robert Alan Aurthur’s fence at 968 Fireplace Road, Springs. The first driver was William H. Buchanan of 1013 Fireplace Road; the second, Denise Gorgone of 23 Isle of Wight Road. Neither was reported injured. Police said they had “skidded on the icy pavement” while heading north. The accidents occurred at 2:35 and 3:05 p.m. Dec. 12. A two-car collision was reported at 3 p.m. the next day on Long Lane, in front of the East Hampton High School, Harold McKusick of Madison Street, Sag Harbor, told police that he had been headed north when a southbound car skidded into his lane; its driver, who reportedly suffered leg injuries, was identified as Randy Reichart of 595 Fireplace Road. Detention The fourth skidding car was driven by Audrey T. Garbowski of Sag Harbor at about 9 a.m. Dec. 14 on Hand’s Creek Road, East Hampton. It struck an oak tree, and she incurred what police said were “very minor leg injuries and a mild bump on the head.” A fifth accident, which also occurred Dec. 14, resulted in the detention of the driver, John M. Savino of 237 Lake Avenue, Deer Park, on what police reported as “stolen auto charges.” The car, in which Mr. Savino reportedly “failed to negotiate a curve” on Barnes Landing Road, Amagansett, and struck a fence, was reported stolen from his mother, Mrs. Mona Savino. Mr. Savino was also given a ticket charging him with driving while his license was suspended. The Town police also reported that they had “cleared 11 cases of mail box vandalism in the Springs area, dating back to Oct. 21. The juveniles respon sible were turned over to the custody of their parents.” Whimseys Is Burglarized The East Hampton Village Police Department made one arrest last week, and was called on to investigate a burglary at the Whimseys store on Main Street, and 15 other complaints. The arrest, on a charge of driving while intoxicated, was made at about 11:58 p.m. last Sunday at the inter section of Newtown Lane and Sherrill Road. The arrest took place after an accident involving a 1970 Cadillac driven by Barbara D. Ellman, 34, of 18 Saddle Lane, East Hampton, and West Englewood, N.J. Ms. Ellman was later released in $100 bail and an appearance ticket— she had also been charged with possessing marijuana. $35 In the Whimseys burglary, police said a person or persons forced their way into the rear of the store, at 47 Main Street, sometime between Tues day, Dec. 13 and Wednesday, Dec. 14, making away with about $35 in cash. The 15 complaints made to the Department last week were five of petty larceny; five of criminal mischief in the fourth degree; three of issuing a fraudulent check; one of leaving the scene of an incident, and one of lost or stolen property.