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SIX THE EAST HAMPTON STAB, EAST HAMPTON, N.Y., JANUARY 11, 1979 Bridgehampton Joanna Craig 283-8337 “Cat in the Hat,” “Blueberries For Sal,” and “Peewee’s Pianola\ are the films on tap for children at the Hampton Library Saturday at 2 p.m. The late Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday will be celebrated Sunday at 4 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, Corwith Road. Patricia T. Hope will speak, and The R.K. Williams En­ semble will sing. The public has been invited to the observance. A free “Preparation for Parenthood” course offered by the Red Cross was held last evening in the home economics building of the Bridgehampton School. Parents-to-be are invited to join the classes at any time during the course, which will be held every Wednesday from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. through Feb. 14. The Southampton Red Cross office has registration information. Day School The Hampton Day School Lower H and middle class basketball team will play the Shelter Island fifth to eighth graders on Tuesday at 3 p.m. on the Island. “Student Interns” from Southamp­ ton College are preparing slide and videotapes of Day School classes to present to the college as their class project. The Day School’s new building, scheduled for completion in the spring, will house offices, an art room and shop and an extension of the gym. Bridgehampton School Ken Gholson, a 1978 Bridgehampton High School graduate and a student at the University of Miami, spoke re­ cently to the senior class on what to expect in college. Orientation, course requirements and anxieties were among the topics discussed, followed by a question-and-answer session. Three ninth-graders, Tom Doran, Mike Roesel, and Troy Gholson, have installed a motor on their aquarium project and expect to fiberglass it within the next two weeks. Completion is planned for the end of this month. The junior and senior classes, ac­ companied by Dr. Lawrence Koncelik, social studies and language teacher, will travel to Riverhead on Jan. 10 to observe court in session. George Stavropoulos of the South­ ampton Planning Board and Richard Cummings, a lawyer and teacher, recently visited Victoria Horowitz’s transitional fourth and fifth grade class to discuss the use and preservation of farmlands. Because of the students’ interest in local government, the class has re­ ceived a special invitation from the Town of Southampton to attend a Planning Board meeting to observe how decisions about land are made. Twelve Bridgehampton School stu­ dents, from the kindergarten through fifth grade, are among the winners announced by the Town of Southamp­ ton in its Christmas coloring contest. Students were asked to work their own design or on a pamphlet supplied, by the Recreation Department. The Bridgehampton Carvel, Candy Kitchen and Doughnut Factory were among the participating merchants. The winners, and their grades were: Benjamin Cummings, four; Jennifer Hampton, five; Danoria Strickland, three; Duane White, three; Karolin Kenreich, three; Carolyn Marx, three; Kim Moreale, three; Jesse Bond Na- nos, two; Laura Rogers, four; Theresa Tamarantz, two; Beatrice Troiani, four, Suzanne Wilkins, three. Elsewhere The Polish National Sports Acro­ batic Team will perform at 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, at the State Univer­ sity at Stony Brook gymnasium. De­ tails may be obtained by telephoning the Stony Brook physical education office. A series of Wednesday concerts will begin at 8 p.m. Jan. 24 at the Eastern Suffolk School of Music, 141 East Main Southampton Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Bishop are the parents of a daughter, born Jan. 3 at the Southampton Hospital. A daughter was born there the same day to Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Phillips, also of Southampton. Sister Christine Kennedy, O.P., will give a lecture on self-esteem Tuesday at Sacred Hearts School, 168 Hill Street. Water Mill Benefit Southampton Hospital will benefit from a lunch and card and game party at the Hamptons Inn, Water Mill, on Thursday, Jan. 25, from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The East Hampton Unit of the Hospital Auxiliary, which is sponsoring the affair, will discuss final plans during a meeting at the Bank of New York on Wednesday at 10 a.m. Doris Hergert and Patrice Condren are selling tickets. The public has been invited. The Southampton Hospital “Quarter- Backers Club,” organized among local businesses by John P. Grattan, a Hospital board member, has raised $45,000 so far, with pledges totaling $77,250. The funds are helping meet mortgage payments on the institution’s new wing. At The College Dr. Harry A. Marmion, who resigned last October as president of Southampton College, will receive the “Distinguished Citizen of the Year” award of the institution at ceremonies on May 19, it was announced this week. He will be honored “for his leadership of the College through the difficult years of the 1970s,” according to the announcement. A financial aid workshop, intended for the parents of college-bound high school juniors and seniors, will be conducted at the College Jan. 20, from 2 to 4 p.m., and Jan. 25, from 8 to 10 p.m. Tim Bishop, director of Southampton's financial aid, will run the workshop. He will discuss various applications for aid, and show how eligibility is determined. There will be no charge. Graduate evening courses in education at Southampton will begin Feb. 5, with weekend meetings generally. They will lead to a master’s degree in various fields. Information is available from the special sessions office. Sag Harbor Mrs. Ray Harris 725-1909 Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Jacobs have been visiting their son and daughter-in- law, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Jacobs, and the latters’ infant son, Christopher, in Warrenton, Pa. Michael and Karen Forbes of Sag Harbor are the parents of a daughter, Abigail Jane, born Jan. 1. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ed­ mund A. Larson of Sag Harbor and Kenneth P. Forbes of Germantown, N.Y., formerly of Westhampton Beach. Mr. and Mrs. John Parker of Syracuse, N.Y., were holiday visitors with Mrs. Parker’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Wikander, Shaw Road. Recent guests of Mrs. Agnes Ranalli, Division Street, were her son and daughter-in-law, from San Bernardino, Cal. Mr. and Mrs. David Fenelon and their children Tommy and Michelle returned home this week after a vacation in Naples, Fla. Scott Simms, a student at Canton, N.Y., College, recently visited his Street, Riverhead, featuring works for the violin and viola. Jean Galton of the School and two advanced students at the Manhattan School of Music will play in the first concert. | ; | | | | J | HALL THE JOHN DREW THEATER _________ fatl Hampton __________________________________ _ ______ Film Sat Jan 13 2 p.m. Children’s Theater Series \SNOOPY COME HOME!” Starring the Peanuts Gang & introducing Woodstock 3-Show Series $4 Single Admission $1.50 Information 324-0806 Would Cut Tax The cost of everything may be going up these days, but the Sag Harbor School Board has nonetheless in­ structed the District's top administra­ tor to prepare a lower budget for next year than either of the past two District budgets. By a four to three margin the Board approved a motion at a special meeting last Thursday directing Lyle Cheno- weth to limit the 1979-80 School budget to $2,300,000. By comparison, the budget approved by District voters for the current year totalled $2,447,301, while the budget approved for the previous year totalled $2,302,064. “I feel this is what the taxpayers want and what I want as a taxpayer,” said Dr. John Bishop, the Board member who offered the motion. “It puts the administration on the spot to make cuts,” he said. Dr. Bishop’s motion was supported by Earl Haye, James Martin, and Robert Remkus. It was opposed by John Schroll Sr., Paul Schiavoni, who is the current president of the Board, and James Lattanzio, the current vice president, all of whom thought it was a bad idea to set an “arbitrary” budget ceiling at this point. Realistic? “We don’t have enough information yet to set a figure, so I don’t know if this is a realistic figure,\ Mr. Schiavoni said. “We should first set guidelines for the administration telling them what we want to do and then see how much it costs,” Mr. Lattanzio added. Mr. Chenoweth and Dr. Annacone had some recommended guidelines of their own regarding the preparation of next year’s budget which they offered at the beginning of last week’s meet­ ing. They suggested that the teaching staff be kept the same size as it is this year, and that teachers be told to keep their requisitions for supplies in line with what they received this year. grandmother, Mrs. Ray Simms, during mid-term recess. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Norman Simms, are now living in Jupiter, Fla. The Misses Dorothy and Mary Howell visited their sister, Mrs. Har­ riet Gaffga, in Springfield, Pa., over Christmas. On Sick List Mrs. Helen Sherwood was taken ill while on her way to California recently and is recovering from surgery in Mary’s Help Hospital in that State. Mrs. Margaret Peterson is a patient at St. Luke’s Hospital in New York. Mrs. Sam Wikander is a patient in North Shore Hospital, Manhasset. Joseph Korsak of Hampton Street celebrated his 86th birthday Jan. 1 at a party at the home of his grandson, Thomas Bubka, in East Hampton. Leonard Pino’s Pino Funeral Home has been sold to Deering Yardley of the Yardley Funeral Home, and will be known as the Yardley-Pino Funeral Home. Mr. Pino is retiring. “Candlelight Tour” The “Candlelight Christmas Tour of Old Homes” given Dec. 30 by the Ladies Village Improvement Society was attended by some 500, from far and near. It was reported a financial and social success, with refreshments served after the tour at Otto Fenn’s Sag Harbor Antiques. The event will benefit various LVIS projects in the Village. This year, prizes were awarded. The American Hotel received $50 as the best-deco- rated business, and the owner, Theo­ dore Conklin, promptly returned the sum to the LVIS. The best-decorated home was that of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Anderson, Suffolk Street. The judges were Mr. and Mrs. William Bell and Miss Alex Ames. They also recommended that the amount budgeted for “special projects” or improvements to buildings and grounds next year not exceed the amount budgeted for such things this year. Dr. Annacone said he would like funds to run a summer “OASIS\ program again to help students im­ prove basic skills, but added that he and Mr. Chenoweth agreed not to make significant additions to the curriculum while uncertainties remained about a high school building program. Who Knows Where? When a majority of the Board in effect rejected the administration’s recommendation by voting for the $2,300,000 ceiling, Mr. Chenoweth com­ mented, “If they want us to cut we’ll cut it. Any budget can be cut.” He said he did not know, however, where the cuts would be applied. Dr. Annacone said, “I don’t see how you can go backwards unless you’re talking about staff cuts,” and added that although Pierson High School next year was expected to have about 25 fewer students than this year he did not see how any teaching positions could be eliminated. “I feel we’re offering the minimum number of courses now,\ he said. Inflation, of course, will make it difficult for the administration to prepare any budget for next year lower than this year’s budget without sub­ stantial cuts. Making it even more difficult will be the fact that the School Board negotiated only a one year contract with the teachers last sum­ mer. The teachers got a 4.47 per cent across-the-board salary increase for the 1978-79 school year, in addition to increment raises they might be entitled to for earning higher degrees or for time served in the District. They are expected to ask for another raise next year. Guideline Committee After the Board voted last week to set a ceiling for next year's budget Mr. Lattanzio made a push for formation of a special committee to develop “budget guidelines” for the future. The rest of the Board agreed. Mr. Schiavoni said he would personally try to write a set of guidelines before the Board's Jan. 16 meeting, then appoint a committee to review what he suggested. The guidelines might suggest a student-teacher ratio, a minimum num­ ber of students per class, a limit to the amount of money a teacher may have per student for supplies and equip­ ment, and a list of proposed building projects and repairs along with a schedule for completing them. “The Board should set parameters for the administration. It shouldn’t be concerned with every little item in the budget,\ Mr. Remkus said during the discussion. Vote? Nothing was said at last week's meeting about the Board’s proposal to hold a referendum on a $5 million bond issue to finance construction of a new school building on a new site. The Board is still trying to resolve a dispute it has with the architectural firm it hired for the job, Knappe and Johnson of Garden City. The firm has main­ tained that it is owed $50,000 for work it did for a previous Board, proposing renovation of the existing High School building. No date for the proposed referendum will be set until the dispute with Knappe and Johnson is settled, it has been announced. A site for the new school must also be found. On another matter at last week’s meeting, a reporter for the East Hampton Star again protested the Board’s practice of holding executive sessions at the beginning of each public Land “Found” meeting. The Board has announced, in a legal notice published Aug. 3, 1978, that it would hold meetings the third Monday of every month, and that each meeting would convene at 7:30 p.m. for executive session. The public would be admitted at 8:15 p.m., it stated. State Opinion According to Robert J. Freeman, executive director of the State Com­ mittee on Public Access to Records, “a public body can neither schedule an executive session in advance nor engage in unlimited discussion in executive session.” He further noted, in a response to a letter from the Star last November that, “In my opinion, the notice [of the Sag Harbor School Board] represents a violation of the Open Meetings Law.” The Board and its attorney, John Hart, who was present at last week’s meeting, maintained that the executive sessions were being held at the beginning of each meeting rather than during the course of meetings or at the end of meetings “as a public con­ venience.” Mr. Schiavoni noted that the Board could go back to the practice of holding executive sessions later in the meeting when subjects arose which it could legally discuss privately. When it followed such a schedule in the past, however, it lost much of its audience, he said. Dr. Bishop, who was president when the practice of holding executive sessions at the start of meetings was initiated, maintained that the sessions were legal parts of the regular meet­ ings. Anyone who came at 7:30 p.m. would see the Board convene its regular meeting and announce the subject to be discussed in executive session before voting to go into executive session, he said. The subject was again announced when the Board opened the meeting back up to the public, he noted. The Board had held many executive sessions recently, Dr. Bishop said, because it was engaged in teacher contract negotiaitions last summer and fall and had since been discussing litigation with Knappe and Johnson and possible sites for a new high school. Those subjects are privileged under the State Open Meetings Law. Hearing On Monday night the Board held a hearing on a student discipline matter, which was also closed. Under State law and the Sag Harbor discipline code, Dr. Annacone said, a student may not be suspended for more than five days without a hearing before the School Board. The hearing is “like a trial,” Dr. Annacone said. The administration must prove the guilt of the student through evidence and testimony of witnesses. Hearsay evidence may not be introduced and the student must be given the opportunity for cross examin­ ation and may hire an attorney for The Bridgehampton School District is larger than had been thought for the past 28 years, according to research by Dr. Frank McGowan, the District’s Superintendent, and the “found land” of 175 undeveloped acres may mean an additional $27,000 or so in revenue, it was announced Monday. During the evening's meeting of the School Board, Dr. McGowan described efforts on his part to substantiate the feeling, first voiced by Anthony Tiska, a District resident, that the District in­ cluded 175 acres east of Noyac Path, between it and Millstone Road, which had been thought to be in the South­ ampton School District. The Real Prop­ erty Tax Service Agency of Riverhead, Squires and Noble, Southampton sur­ veyors, the Town of Southampton As­ sessors Office, and a title and trust company “did not deny that the land is in the School District,” Dr. McGowan said. He added that Norman Pinney, a Southampton Town Assessor, “con­ firmed that the acreage belonged to us.” 1951 Oversight Evidently, an oversight in 1951 cre­ ated the confusion, which was not brought to the District’s attention un­ til Mr. Tiska, who had purchased land near there, began his own inquiry. After the Board meeting. Dr. Mc­ Gowan estimated that the land “was not worth much until maybe ten years ago, and that, using a minimum value of $1,000 an acre, we might expect about $27,000 in revenue for the District, which might go significantly higher should it be developed.” He added that Bridgehampton “did have legal re­ course to pursue” any lost money, dat­ ing from the 1951 error in the tax maps, but that “we do not choose to go that route.” Hot Lunch An otherwise routine meeting was enlivened when Charles Mockler, a District resident and former teacher in the Bridgehampton School, asked the Board to develop a hot lunch program for the School's children, as well as re­ quested that the School’s two tennis courts be made into a money-making proposition during the summer. Dr. McGowan, face reddening slight­ ly, defended Bridgehampton's lack of a hot lunch program. “We have not let this slip by us,” he said, “and we have not forgotten it.” He continued to ex­ plain that various State and Federal regulations, such as refrigeration and running water, which the District’s one defense. There is also a right of appeal to the State Commissioner of Educa­ tion, Dr. Annacone said. Tim Neale School does not have at present, would make such a program “quite expensive for us.” Mr. Mockler and another member of the audience, Marvin Dozier, were in­ vited to join Dr. McGowan today when he meets with Dr. Foster Hoff of Syos- set and another specialist who will dis­ cuss various lunch programs with the Superintendent. Meeting “ Just to prove to you that we haven’t forgotten,” Dr. McGowan said in ad­ dressing Mr. Mockler, “I had no idea you were going to bring this up tonight, and I'm going to have this meeting at 10 a.m. in my office. Please come.” The Board assured Mr. Mockler that it would look into the idea of using the courts to provide revenue for the Dis­ trict, although it cautioned him that it had been looked into before, “and it’ll probably cost us rather than make any money.” Reasons cited included the need for court supervision, which was tried last summer, “but the CETA workers we had just didn’t work out. The hours are too long,” John Niles, the Board president, explained. He added that if there were more than two courts, “we might have a chance to make money, like East Hampton does with their courts during the summer.\ Handicapped Busing Dr. McGowan announced that a bid from the Board of Cooperative Educa­ tional Services had offered a bid of $1,700 per student, for the Bridge­ hampton District, to transport handi­ capped students for the next school year, which the Board has refused. \We’ll have the East End Bus Com­ pany continue to do it for us,” he said after the meeting, “their prices for 1977-78 were $787 per student.” He warned that the price could well go up in the future, but that the BOCES bid “was just too high.” In other matters before the Board: • It accepted, with future modifi­ cations possible, a job description writ­ ten by Dr. McGowan for a part-time groundskeeper, who, it was hoped, would be a Bridgehampton resident. The new job will be for one day a week. • It announced the next School Board policy meeting for Wednesday at 7 p.m. and added that it should be completed with its task shortly. • It announce’d a new midterm testing policy for all High School students designed to prepare them for the “rigorous writing” that most col­ leges now demand of students. Mid­ terms, once only an option, will now be mandatory, and will consist, at least in part, of written essays. Steve Bromley Jr. There’s Still Time __ See 8 Films for under $2 Each Join the New Guild Hall Winter Film Society 3 Films Per Month • Saturdays at 8:30 • January, February, March A Comparative Look at the American & Foreign Films of Three Important International Directors F i i f i i QSMMM -E8 C K A F U X V Director Jean Renoir: His sound films have had the deepest and most lasting influence on the New Wave in France. Sat., Jan. 6 The Rules of the Game (1939) A brilliant film generally considered by critics to be among the greatest masterpieces of world cinema. Marcel Dalio, Nora Gregor. English subtitles. Sat., Jan. 13 The Southerner (1945) A fine study in movie making down to the smallest detail. Zachary Scott, Betty Field, J. Carrol Naish. Sat., Jan. 20 The River (1950) The story of an English family living in India draVna. Nora Swinbourne, Esmond Knight. a pictorially beautiful, fascinating Director Frit* Lang: More successfully than anyone else, he made the transition from a preeminent position in the German film industry to the very different working conditions in Hollywood. Sat., Feb. 3 \ M \ (1931) A film inspired by a famous criminal known as \The Vampire of Dusseldorf.\ Considered Lang's masterpiece, played with subtle intensity by Peter Lorre making his screen debut. Eng. subtitles. Sat., Feb. 10 You Only Live Once (1937) Generally considered to be one of Lang's best American films. Truffaut wrote: \One of the most important turning points of Lang's career.\ Henry Fonda, Sylvia Sidney, Barton MacLane. Sat., Feb. 24 Rancho Notorious (1952) Controversial treatment of a Western excellently acted and directed. Keeps the interest high throughout. Marlene Dietrich, Arthur Kennedy, Mel Ferrer. Director Charles Chaplin: He dominated and influenced fifty years of cinema. Under his astute direction, the acting of the players is stripped of what might be termed \standardized motion-picture acting.\ Sat., Mar. 3 A Woman of Paris (1923) Long thought to be lost and finally rereleased in 1977 to critical and popular acclaim with an original musical score written by Chaplin. Edna Purviance, Adolph Menjou. Sat., Mar. 17 Monsieur Verdoux (1947) Chaplin's most unusual and complex film and one of his most sublime performances. Chaplin, Mady Correll, Martha Raye. Sat., Mar. 31 Limelight (1952) A love story for all time and all generations, beautifully written, produced, directed and acted by Chaplin with Claire Bloom, Sydney Chaplin, Buster Keaton. See these fascinating films at The John Drew Theater of Guild Hall. 158 Main Street, East Hampton, New York 11937 Membership Pass $16 • Guild Hall Members $15 Single Admission $3 • Guild Hall Members $2.50 • Senior Citizens $2 • Students thru High School $1.50 information 324-0806

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