TWO THE EAST HAMPTON STAR, EAST HAMPTON, N.Y., JANUARY 18,1979 Published Every Thursday Founded in 1885 153 Main Street Post Office Box E East Hampton, New York 11937 (516) 324-0477 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 USPS 164-680 OBITUARIES MRS. M. FORDH AM Mrs. Mary Grace Fordham, 94, of Sag Harbor, died on Jan. 12. She was born on Nov. 28, 1884, in Middletown, Conn., the daughter of Antone W. and Vittoria Piccilo Basile. She married Theodore B. Fordham: Mr. Fordham died in 1965. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Elsie Silvey of North Haven, and a sister, Mrs. Cres- cenza D'Alexandris of West Hartford, Conn. Five grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren also survive. Mrs. Fordham was a member of the Companions of the Foresters of Ameri ca and the Sag Harbor Chapter of the American Association of Retired Per sons. Prayer services were held Sunday evening at the Yardley-Pino Funeral Home, followed on Monday by the offering of the mass of Christian burial at St. Andrew’s Church. Burial was in the Church cemetery. HERBERT SCHWARTZ Herbert A. Schwartz Jr., formerly of Sag Harbor, died Jan. 7 in St. Joseph’s Hospital, Tucson, Ariz., of cancer. He was 68, and a former editor of the American Cancer Society’s \Cancer News.” Mr. Schwartz was a native of New York, but grew up in Connecticut, where he became a reporter for the Norwalk Sentinel at the age of 17. He was later in show-business public re lations, and with Billboard and Park East magazines. He also did publicity for the United World Federalists and for the Greek government in exile during World War Two. Mr. Schwartz moved to Tucson in 1975 to become a public relations con sultant to Mountain States Mineral Enterprises. Surviving are his wife, the painter Muriel Streeter; a daughter, Linda Mancera; two sons, Herbert A. Schwartz III and Frederick Schwartz Stanbaugh; a brother, Jay, and two grandchildren. Services were held Jan. 9 in Tucson, followed by cremation. GRACE BESSETTE Services were held at the Williams Funeral Home Monday at 2 p.m. for Grace Clark Bessette, who died on Jan. 12 at Central Suffolk Hospital in Riverhead at the age of 85. Mrs. Bessette had been a resident of 94 Mill Hill Lane, East Hampton, for the past seven years. She was born Dec. 30, 1893 to Mr. and Mrs. Jay Williard Clark in Waterford, N.Y., and was a graduate of Waterford High School. In 1923 she married Joseph Bessette, who died in 1928. Mrs. Bessette is survived by two sons, Frederick H. Bessette of 94 Mill Hill Lane, and Robert C. Bessette of Bay Shore. She is also survived by five grandchildren. The Rev. Fredrick Schulz of the East Hampton Presbyterian Church officiated at the service. Burial was at the Cedar Lawn Cemetery, East Hampton. MRS. A. R. ECKHARDT Athalie Rowe Eckhardt of Sagapon- ack Road, Bridgehampton, died last Thursday at the Southampton Hospital after a long illness. Born in Summit, N.J. on Sept. 15, 1898, she was graduated from Smith College in Northampton, Mass. She was the wife of the late Henry Eck hardt, founding partner of the New York advertising firm of Kenyon & Eckhardt. Formerly of Scarsdale, N.Y., she be came a resident of Bridgehampton in 1949, and was active there in com munity affairs, serving with the Nat ure Conservancy, and most recently as head of the women’s committee of the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton. She was a member of the Bridge hampton Club and was an ardent golf er. She won the Club’s ladies champ ionship in 1962. Mrs. Eckhardt was also a supportive member of the Begonia Society of America. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Charlotte Kitchell of Columbus, 0., and Mrs. Angus McIntyre of Montreal, Canada, a son, Henry Eck hardt Jr. of Armonk, N.Y., a brother, J. Edward Rowe of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and 12 grandchildren. A memorial service was held at the Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church last Saturday. Burial will be in the spring at the Kensico Cemetery in Valhalla, N.Y. Donations have been suggested in her name to either the Smith College Alumnae Fund, Southampton Hospital, or the Hampton Library. EDWARD BENT Edward G. Bent, 74, of Whooping Hollow Road, East Hampton, died Jan. 11 in the Southampton Hospital. He was a retired photographer, and a na tive of England, where he was born in Essex on June 22,1904, the son of John and Gertrude Bent. Surviving are his wife, the former Ethel Davis; a daughter, Mrs. Shirley Smith of Washington, N.J., a brother and a sister living in England, Bram well Bent and Doris Watkins, and two granddaughters. Mr. Bent was a Mason, and an officer of Wamponamon Lodge, Sag Harbor. Masonic services were held Friday at the Yardley-Pino Funeral Home, fol lowed by cremation Saturday at Coram. Memorial contributions to the Utica, N.Y., Masonic Home were sug gested. MRS. C. BURNETT Mrs. Catherine E. Burnett, 82, of Wireless Road, East Hampton, died at Southampton Hospital Jan. 11 after suffering a stroke. She had moved to East Hampton from Farmingdale in 1967, following the death of her husband, Rudolph, and lived with her daughter, Betty Rice. Mrs. Burnett is survived by Mrs. Rice and by two grandchildren, Robert Rice of East Hampton and Betty Rice of New York. Funeral services were held Monday at the Arthur White Funeral Home in Farmingdale, burial following at Pinelawn Memorial Park. Brainstorms “We can go back to safe activities. We can go forward and join men in working on terrifying problems. But we cannot stand still,” said Mary Ella Richard of Amagansett, a founder of the Suffolk Women’s Political Caucus, as the group held a “Brainstorming Brunch” Saturday morning in Corn- mack. The organization has designated this year as one for a major effort to get women elected in Suffolk. Although there were gains in female government al representation several years ago, men have returned to strong political dominance in the County. Announcing at the meeting that they would be running for office this year were Lee Moorhead of River head, active in the County Civil Ser vice Employes Association, who said she would seek the Republican nomina tion for Riverhead Town Supervisor; Anne Hurley, the Huntington Town Tax Receiver, who said she wants to run as the Democratic candidate for Town Supervisor, and Gloria Levin, a caucus leader, who said she plans to run as a Democrat for the County Leg islature. East Hampton’s new Super visor, Mary Fallon, the only woman in such a position in the County, was not present, however. Moral Thrust “Women in Suffolk need to pool their political power to create a vital force for change,” said Mrs. Richard, who was defeated in 1977 in a bid as a Democrat for East Hampton Town Supervisor. She spoke of the failure of Suffolk officials to enact a County en vironmental law while new incidents of well-closings due to pollution of water by cancer-causing chemicals in Suffolk increase. “As far as I can fathom, the name of the game is pass the buck. Perhaps it is the destiny of women to stand in an open field blowing whist les,” said Ms. Richard. “If clean water bores you,” she went on, \what about the cancellation of the ‘Dial-a-Ride’ project in Suffolk? Why is this timid attempt to provide mass transit to a limited number of people being stifled?” “I believe women can bring a moral thrust to society that is not senti mental but essential,” said Ms. Rich ard, a first co-chairwoman of the group, “if womankind and mankind is to sur vive as a civilization. We are needed and whether or not we are wanted we must begin putting our feminine shoulders to the world’s wheel.” Anne Mead, a member of the State Public Service Commission, a former deputy Suffolk Executive and the first female judge in a court of record in Suf folk, said women’s groups should “coalesce to back women for elected and appointive positions.” Mead’s Talk Ms. Mead told the 55 women as sembled at the Commack Howard Johnson’s: “Power is the primary rea son for women to be in politics. To change things. To move things. . . . Women must participate along with men in our democracy to develop them selves so there will be a better life for all of us.” Patricia Mitchell, a Hunter College communications professor who tried unsuccessfully to get an appointment to the County Legislature recently, said “as a woman looking for an ap pointment the problem was the system in through which the appointment was made.” Ms. Mitchell had tried to get the legislative nod for the seat left vacant when Joseph Caputo was elected County Comptroller. But, she com plained, the Legislators didn’t make the actual decision on replacements. It was “made by party leaders,” said the East Islip Republican, “and each leader could put in his own man.. . . If Legis lators themselves had made the deci sion from the beginning, as was their responsibility, things may have been different.” Ms. Mitchell said the Islip Republican Party rebuffed her at tempts to be interviewed. Eventually, three men were named to fill three legislative vacancies. Lone Woman The lone woman on the County Legislature, Jane Devine, said she would introduce a resolution at the panel’s meeting next week to establish a Suffolk Commission on Women’s Is sues. Ms. Levin, who has been regularly appearing before the Legislature com plaining about why no women were be ing selected for the recent vacancies, said “women must stay united in order to achieve any power.... We must edu cate ourselves and put the education into action. Political victories will be our report card.\ The Caucus announced a “Political Know-How Workshop\ beginning 10 a.m. Saturday, March 10, at the Health Sciences Building at the State Univer sity at Stony Brook. Karl Grossman SURROGATE’S COURT: SUFFOLK COUNTY CITATION The People of the State of New York File No. 345-A-1977 By the Grace of God Free and Independent TO: BOSTON OLD COLONY EDWARD HENRY BENNETT, JR. and BERNICE BENNETT, being the son and daughter of decedent, and if dead having predeceased decedent, their issue, if any; or if dead having survived decedent, their distributees, successors and assigns and any other persons who might have an interest in the estate of EDWARD HENRY BENNETT, deceased, as distributees or otherwise, all of whose names, whereabouts and addresses are un known and cannot be ascertained with due diligence. A petition having been duly filed by Ila J. Bennett who is domiciled at 105-76 Oak View Highway, East Hamp ton, New York 11937. YOU ARE HEREBY CITED TO SHOW CAUSE before the Surrogate’s Court, Suffolk County, at the County Center, Riverhead, in the County of Suffolk, New York, on February 13, 1979 at 9:30 o’clock in the forenoon of that day why the account of proceed ings of Ila J. Bennett as Administratrix of the estate of Edward Henry Ben nett, deceased, should not be judicially settled. Dated, Attested and Sealed De cember 29, 1978. HON. ERNEST L. SIGNORELLI, Surrogate Robert J. Cimino, Chief Clerk Name of Attorney: LEONARD I. ACKERMAN, ESQ. Tel. No. (516) 324-3942. Address of Attorney: 34 Pantigo Road, East Hampton, New York 11937. Note: This citation is served upon you as required by law. You are not obliged to appear in person. If you fail to appear it will be assumed that you do not object to the relief requested. You have a right to have an attorney- at-law appear for you. 19-4 w e e k ly c a le n d a r o f c o m in g e v e n t s THURSDAY, JAN. 18 East Hampton Town Baymen’s Association, Marine Museum, Amagansett, 7:30 p.m. FRIDAY, JAN. 19 East Hampton Town Board, Town Hall, 10 a.m. and hearings: Amendments to Town zoning ordinance concerning hotel-motel, waterfront marina, business, and retail business parking requirements, 10:30 a.m. Amendment to Town sanitary landfill code requiring all persons collecting refuse to display a valid Town permit and raising and readjusting permit fees for vehicles, 10:30 a.m. Modifications of Urban Renewal parcels in old filed maps in Springs and of road improvements in old filed maps in East Hampton and Montauk, 10:30 a.m. Grant of scenic easement from Herbert J. Stein, Swamp Road, East Hampton, 10:30 a.m. Grant of scenic easement from Theodore and Penny Rosen and William Scholl, Abraham’s Path, Springs, 10:30 a.m. Grant of scenic easement from Edward J. Mathews, Wainscott Stone Road, Wainscott, 10:30 a.m. Grant of scenic easement from Margot Clarke Dowling and Florence Clarke, Skimhampton Road, East Hampton, 10:30 a.m. East Hampton Village referendum concerning proposed $1,377,500 bond issue for purchase of 16 acres at the Sea Spray Inn, Village Hall, 27 Main Street, noon-9 p.m. East Hampton Village Board, Village Hall Annex, 7 p.m. Winter concert, East Hampton Middle School, 7:30 p.m. Slide-talk on East Hampton history by Frank Dayton, Springs Historical Society, Ashawagh Hall, 8 p.m. Eastern Long Island Orchid Society, Springs Presbyterian Church, 8 p.m. Hamptons Singles Forum, Oceanview Lounge, Southampton College, 8 p.m. SATURDAY, JAN. 20 “Financial aid workshop for parents of college-bound high school juniors and seniors,” Southampton College, 2-4 p.m.; also Jan. 25,8-10 p.m. “Count Dracula,” film, sponsored by Montauk School Parent Teacher Association, at School, 2 p.m. SUNDAY, JAN. 21 “Women Talk to Women,” home of Judith Grimshaw, 10 Pleasant Lane, East Hampton, 10 a.m.-noon. “Our Town,” “mini-revue” and members’ party, Guild Hall, 3 p.m. “Community Service for Christian Unity,” St. Luke’s Church, East Hampton, 4 p.m. Reception honoring Karl Grossman with Stuart Vorpahl, guest speaker, Friends of the Earth, Town Marine Museum, Amagansett, 4-6 p.m. Hymn sing, Springs Presbyterian Church, 7:30 p.m. “Super Bowl Day” Legion Hall, Amagansett, begins two hours before game. MONDAY, JAN. 22 East Hampton Unit American Cancer Society, Bank of New York, Main Street, 12:30 p.m. Retirement workshop for “senior citizens,” Catholic Charities office, Main Street, Bridgehampton, 1:30-3:30 p.m. TUESDAY, JAN. 23 Southampton Town Board, Town Hall, hearing concerning projects proposed for community development funding, 1 p.m. Anthropology series with Dr. Judith Treistman begins, Town Marine Museum, Amagansett, 7:30 p.m. Hampton Roundtable, home of Florence and Clyde Matthews, 99 Isle of Wight Road, Springs, 8 p.m. WEDNESDAY, JAN. 24 East Hampton Town Board, Town Hall, meeting to schedule hearing on proposed anti-casino gambling ordinance, 1 p.m. Registration, Suffolk Community College courses, Most Holy Trinity School, East Hampton, 7 p.m. East Hampton Town Planning Board, Town Hall, 8 p.m., preceded by work session, 7 p.m. THURSDAY, JAN. 25 Lunch and game party, benefit Southampton Hospital, Hampton Inn, Water Mill, 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Tapestry and fiber techniques workshop with Gail Brown Wylie begins, Guild Hall, 1-3 p.m. Wine tasting party, benefit Southampton Kiwanis Club, Hampton Inn, Water Mill, 7:30 p.m. Montauk School Board, at School, 8 p.m. Annual meeting, East Hampton Village Volunteer Exempt Firemen’s Benevolent Association, Fire House, 8 p.m. FRIDAY, JAN. 26 “Feiffer’s People,” Young People’s Theater Workshop production, Guild Hall, 8 p.m.; also on Jan. 28 at 2 p.m. Annual meeting, Wainscott Cemetery Association, home of Carrie D’Andrea, Hollow Road, 8 p.m. co m in g up To have information listed concerning social, civic, fraternal and governmental events call 324-0002. AT THE MOVIES “A BRIEF VACATION,” Jan. 19-21, 7 and 9:15 p.m., Sag Harbor Cinema, 725- 0010 . “THE CONVERSATION,” Jan. 21-22,8:30 p.m. “GRAPES OF WRATH,” Jan. 23, 8:30 p.m. “PASSAGE TO MARSEILLES” and “DR. STRANGELOVE,” Jan. 24, 7:30 p.m. Business Center Lecture Hall, Southampton College, 283-4000. “THE RIVER,” Jan. 20,8:30 p.m., Guild Hall, 324-0806. “SUPERMAN,” today, 7 and 9:30 p.m. “MOVIE, MOVIE,” Jan. 19-Feb. 1,7:20 and 9:20 p.m., also 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, East Hampton Cinema One, 324-0448. “SLOW DANCING IN THE BIG CITY,” today, 7:10 and 9 p.m. “SUPERMAN,” Jan. 19-Feb. 1, 7 and 9:30 p.m., also 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Cinema Two, 324-0448. “CALIFORNIA SUITE.” today, 7:30 and 9:20 p.m. “KING OF THE GYPSIES,” Jan. 19-Feb. 1, 7:15 and 9:15 p.m., also 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Cinema Three, 324-0448. “MAGIC,” today, 7:15 and 9:15 p.m., “CALIFORNIA SUITE,” Jan. 19-Feb. 1,7:15 and 9:15 p.m., also 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Southampton Theater, 283-1300. “PARADISE ALLEY,” today, 7:15 and 9:15 p.m., “CARAVANS,” Jan. 19-25, 7 and 9:20 p.m., also 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, “KING OF THE GYPSIES,” be gins Jan. 26, Westhampton Theater, 288-1500.