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BOOM HOMINY — A boon 1 Doniiny drive started this week with the announcement by Repub- lican committeeman Edwin Arn- zen of Center Moriches, that he intends to press for the nomina- tion of Suffolk' s Sheriff Charles R. Dominy for supervisor of Brook- haven Town in the coming 1 Nov- ember elections. lie said that he will press for a ticket headed by Sheriff Dominy and Brookhaven Town Superintendent of Highways Charles W. Barraud at a meeting of the town committee set for March. He wants Mr. Dominv for supervisor and Mr. Barraud for superintendent of highways, he said. Mr. Barraud gave his qualified support to the move by saying he thought the town GOP should seek the best candidates to run in November. \If Charles Dom- iny wins the support of the to.v - committee for supervisor , he will have my whole-hearted backing, ' Mr. Barraud said. Mr. Barraud h the only town Republican to have withstood the Democratic sweep in 1959 and to date is the onl y avowed candidate seeking the nom- ination for supervisor. When making the announce- ment. Mr. Arnzen said , \We want to be sure that we capture every job on the slate this November. . \ . a combination of Dominy for su- pervisor and Barraud as * highway superintendent should not be over- looked. \ Sheriff Dominy said he was pleased with the interest shown, but that at present he lias a county job and will confine his activities to his job . Mr. Dominy is also town COP leader. He is ene of the best vin e g^it- ' - rs < ,r the GOP. as is evidenced b y his showing in the \9h' . ' electi on- - when the Democrats won control oi the county and elected the county ' s first county executive. Mi' . Dominy won b y approximate- l y 12.000 votes to * lead the GOP ticket with a total of PI .000 votes . It was reported that source- close to the situation want Mr. Dominy to run for supervisor st^ he can be in a good position to opjiose County Executive II. Lee Dennison who will run for re- elction in 100:2 . It is not expected that Brook- haven Republicans will formall y nominate candidates prior to ;x Septembe r meeting of the town committee. However , the GOP is making every effort to line ur> prospective candidates early for the coming campaign , according to statements by Town Leader Dom- iny. BELZAK BACKED — The Harriman Democratic Club ot N orth Patchocrue at its monthl y meeting last Wednesday, announc- ed that the membership has ior- warded the name of Patchogue Yillage Highway Sup^rint^nd-m * John Belzak to the Brookhaven Town Democratic Committee as a possible candidate for the po- sition of Brookhaven Town Vo^h- way superintendent in next Nov- ember ' s elections. In making the announcement , a spokesman for the Harriman club said , \We feel that Mr. Belzak has , over the years, proven his ability to deal with and efficiently handle all p hases of highway and road administration. His record as Patchogue Yillage superintendent has been an outstanding- one. The membershi p of this club sincerely Continued on pasre 6, this section POLITICAL REVIEW Village Attorney Asks Town Bd. For Tax Relief A Patchogue Yillage Republican candidate for a trustee post last week charged that the all-Demo- cratic Yillage Board had \failed to press '' the Town of Brook- haven for an exemption of vil- lage property owners from pay ing town highway taxes. Such relief is permitted under a new state hig h- way law. The village now pays i?lOt?,000 for town hi g hway work. In village assessment, this repre- sents $1.08 per S100 of assessed valuation . A spokesman for the village board answered the charge last week by saying .that the ' village board had been negotiating with tli e town board for this tax relief. This week , Yillage Attorney Robert G. Bauer appeared be fore the town hoard asking for relief on these taxes. He cited as a reason th at the village does not receive work from the town high- way depa rtment but still p^ys taxes for it. The board did not make a decision. ( See editorial entitled \Cam- paign Issue. \ ) In asking for the relief , the at- torney said that the village docs not expect to be granted relief all at once, but over a \two-to three-year period. '' It is understood by sources close to the situation that the p lan agreed upon b y the all-Democratic Town Board and the Yillage hoard Continued on page 5 , this section SAVE MONEY — SUBSCRIBE NOW You save plenty by subscribing for The Advance, the Postmaster does the rest. Only $5 for 12 months , we pay the post- age Your order address ed to: Circulation Dent. * p- °* DraWer \ r8 °- Patchogue , N. Y., ¦Bs-iM start your paper with the near* edition. — Adv. Public Hearing Tues. on Plan For Rezoning School Dist. 4 TAX REDUCTION ^\M^ii District 1 (Heliport , North Heliport . Brookhaven , Hagtrman and East PaUhosrue). is illustrated by Albert Ilotchkin . left , of Brookhaven Vil- lage Association with two stacks of coins. He said that if proposed rezoninir plan of School Dist rict J , which goes for public hearing- before town board at 7 :30 p. in. Tuesday, is effected, then taxpayers can expect to pay amount of taxes equivalent to smaller stack of coins ; if not effected , then the larger. Looking on are Mrs. Roy Deems of North Heliport Taxpayers Association and Irvin Rosenfeld of Hagerman Civic and Taxpayers ' Association. Both groups favor proposed rezoning which would provide balance between various residential zones and amount of land set aside for use by business and industry. A comprehensive p lan for the reroning of Central School Dis- trict 1. ( Heliport. North Heliport. Hagerman. Brookhaven and Ka. -t Patchogue) . which its proponents =ay would provide a balance be- tween various residential zone ; v. ml the amount of land set aside for use b y business and industry , will come before the Brookliavon Town Board in a public hearing at 7:. ¦ >() p. m. Tuesday. ( See editorial entitled \Needed Rezoning- , \ and legal notice of the hearing, which appear elsewhere in this issue.) The aim of the p lan is to chan- nel future growth so that a health y local economy is attained. By rezoning, the tax burden would be redistributed so that community ser vices such t a? schools may be kept at a high level without exorbitant taxes , ac- cording to backers of the propo- sal. Several s c h o o 1 districts in Brookhaven Town on the North Shore , have received blanket up- zonings , which require that min- imum residential lot sizes be larger. The proposed rezoning of District 4 would include this blan- ket upzoning, but it differs from the others in that industrial zon- ing is included. The first part of the plan calls for the rezoning of about 1-1 I acres of the \C\ and \D\ resi- dence areas to \L-.T ' industrial park and about 527 acres to \L- 1\ light industrial. The remaining \C\ and \D\ areas would be up- zoned to \B\ residence. Mrs. Daniel E. Koshland . Jr., of M0 Heliport Lane , Heliport , chairman of the zoning- committee for the Citizen ' s Council of Dis- trict 4 , said that b y rezoning, \ you would reduce the total num- ber of potential homes by (1 , 300 , which is 44 per cent of the homes which could be built under the present zoning. \ She added that if the plan is Continued on page 6, this section Seek Winter Sports At New County Park To Be Self-Sustaining: BLUE POINT — Supervisor Arthur M. Cromarty of Babylon r e-commended this week the development of Winter recreational facili- ties including skiing, sleigh riding, tobogganing and ice skating on the recently acquired Gwvnne Estate in Hunting-ton. In a letter to the Suffolk Count y Board of Supervisors concern- :r. \' his attendance at the recent & —- : state supervisors ' Winter confer- ence Mr. Cromarty said , \Utili- zing proven artificial snow ma- chinery to supp lement natural snow , I firmly believe that we can develop facilities for family par- ticipation in the Winter sports of skiing- , sleigh riding- and tobog- ganing. \ The Republican leader said that he could, \ also visualize the successful! vise of artificial ice skating rinks. \ Mr. Cromarty said that it was in no way his intention to curtail she development of the park site for ' Summer recreational activi*- k- . - . Summer facilities such as swimming- - pools, roller skating rinks, p icnic areas , an outdoor amp hitheatre and at least an 18 hole golf course could all be built while preserving- a large percent- age of tiie propert y in its present natural state. The plan would be made finan- cially sustaining- and self-liquida- ting by charging minimum fees for the use of the various facil- ities , Mr. Cromarty said. This would put the burden of cost on the actual users of the park and not on all the taxpayers of Suf- folk County. Mr. Cromarty strongly urged that the commissioner of public works be directed to have a sur- \ey made of the park site so that costs of establishing- Winter facil- ities could be discovered. The Babylon supervisor conclud - ed , \While \ it is my belief , a fter preliminary studies , that the facil- ities should be built all the facts sh( uld be ascertained before spe eific action is okayed by the boaid. \ To wn Bd. Okays New Bch. Buggy Ordinance Tne Brookhaven Town Board after a series of throe public heal- ings, this week finally adopted an ordinance which wi ll reg-ulate the use of \beach buggies \ on Croat South Beach during the Summer months. All of the hcanngs weie attend- ed by groups o\ owr J(i(> person- ; , most l y eommeieiai pr >p io who us- ' the beach as a road v r ' ¦ ranspoi 1 - ing construction mater i a: ^v other business equi pment. Taxi drivers were represented in num. ! KM - and a representative of the Long lshim.1 B^ch Buggy Association (L1BBA ) was present at each hearing. The town boa rd formulated tin 1 oidinanee , it advised , to give pro- tection to vacationers who come to the beach in g rea t numbe r each Summer: and each hearing was conducted , according to Superviso . August Stout , Jr., with the idea of regulating the vehicular traffic , but not to the point where it woul 1 damage a man ' s business. The ordinance , as passed unani- mously, regulated the hours that prisons driving \beach buggies \ could use the beach during the Summer mouths—from May 2~ > to September ](). Supervisor Stout said that there weion ' t any changes, in the ordi- nance after the January 24 public healing , but lie stressed that if it works a hardship on any individual . t ' -irn the boa rd would be open for idias for amendment. Attorney H. Alan Zwissler of Patchogue . who drew up the ordi- nance for the board , said this was the \intelligent way \ to meet in- dividual objections. In another action at its regular Tuesday meeting, the board ap- pointed a Civil War Centennial Committee . composed of Miss Laura («. Ebell , Brookhaven Town historian, as chairman , and Coun- cilmen John J. Foley and Howard L. Rowland , as co-chairmen. On other matters , the board : 1) Continued on page 7 , this section WANT ADVANCE PHOTOS ? Any picture -with credit line \Advance Photo \ or \Photo by Gomez ** (no others) is available to >ou in a glossy print. For ful l information on how to secure these prints read the details in the \WANT ADVANCE PHOTOS ?\ advertisement published in this edition. — Adv. GOP Suggests Tier Parking Study to Meet Future Needs At a meeting Monday fli g ht of the Patchogue Village Republican organi- zation , Edward Baker , a Republican candidate for trustee in the March 21 village election , proposed a stud y of a modern tier parking system for the Village of Patchogue . Mr. Baker discussed the problem of expanding population expected during the! sixties and stated that \Patchogue must go verti- cal if the needs of the fu- ture are to be met . \ At the same time , he criticized the current village board for what he called \ slowness in making ex- panded parking a reality, \ stating that \If proper steps had been taken earl y in the 1950' s , we could have had adequate parking at all times , and we could now have a permanent p lan for the expansion of parking units to meet the needs as they arise. \ Mr. Baker said that the \ slow- ness in getting an adequate park- ing plan underway will cost the landlord s and merchants dearly, because of rising costs of land ac- quisition. \ \There is now available , \ he ^aid , \L ' er parking systems of pre- stressed , precast concrete slabs and pillars , which can raise nark- ing to the second level and double the amount of available spaces. \ Mr. Raker said it was the- duty of the board to investigate this possibility and to present it to the merchants and landlord s who , he said , \ are entitled to have as much narking as they want and are will- ing to pay for. \ \The Republican Village o rgan- t Continued on page 7 , this section Baby Sitters , Cars Set To Aid Voter Signups Rive r Avenue School Vote: Voting will take place March 3 on the proposed addition to and i-enovation of the River Avenue School . Cost of the proposition has been set at .$485 , 000. All taxpayers , and parents of school children residing in School District 24 are eligible to vote , but it is necessary to be registered. -cTho hours for registration are 9 a. m. to 0 p. m. tomorrow and February 25 at Patchogue Senior High School. The hours are the same for the vote March 3. To vote March 3 the taxpayers and parents must register , tomor- row or February 25 unless the/ registered after the annual meet- ing last May. Those who register- ed only before the May 1060 an- nual meeting must register now. Those who are not sure of their registration are asked to call AT- lantic 0-1220 and ask that the r egistration book be checked. Dr. Alden T. Stuart , superinten- dent of schools pointed out thi: ; week that since the River Ave- nue School was opened in the Fall of 11)2(5 , the only addition has been two classrooms in the earl y thir- ties, and the cafeteria in 11)51. Two years later , the girls ' lockei room was converted into a clas- room again in 15)5(5 overcrowd- ing made it necessary to use the buys ' locker room for classic This change not only deprived the children of space necessary for their p h ysical education classes , bv J : created two sub-standard class - rooms siluated below ground level , according to Dr. Stuart. In 15)58 the third grade was forced to be placed ' on split-session , and in 10- (50 it was necessary to move the kindergarten to a house next door to the school. This for the time being has done away with the doubl e sessions. The present rooms at the River Avenue School are less than the recommended size for average chv ; s rooms . Dr. Stuart said. \There are a minimum of 2(5 , and a maximum of 32 students occupy- ing those rooms. The State Lh- partment of Education for manv years has recommended an average elementary classroom registration of 27 students per class. The stu- dent enrollment in the present building should be 424 — this year it has fluctuated between 515 and 535 , \ the superintenden' added. All Parent-Teacher Association members , or those in the district eligible to vote who are in need of transportation may call Join) Continued on page 7, this section Tow n Snow Removal Bill ^ HBM ^BH^ flHflv ¦I^B^^^^^^A^^^r ^H R HK H^^ W ^HBR ^^^^^^k. I^B^ BH j ^^ OSBBm flB^RB ^^Hltt^^. ^^^Q^^ ^^^^^Bk 1^1 ^^B * fl^H ^^S ^^B ^^ B ^^ K ^^H Patchogue s At $14 , 500 Tore Feb. 3 , 4 Storm Snow removal may give pains in the back to indi- vidual shovellers , but to the loca l governments it means a pain in , the fisca l pocket- book. Brookhaven Town is bud geted for snow removal at $175 , 000. But Town Highway Superintendent Charles W. Barraud , who this week requested an additional $200 , 000 from the town board for the last storm , said the total for this Win- ter is somewhere around $550 , 000. With another month and a half of Winter ahead , Mr. Barraud said , this year ' s figure could com- pare to the $665 , 000 his depart- ment spent in the 1957-58 Winter. The Patchogue Village Highway Department has a $7 , 700 budget for snow-sweeping its 48 miles of roads , but according to Mayor Robert I. Waldbauer , the amount spent this season was up to $14 /- 500 before the last big storm , which dumped about 15 inches on Patchogue and about 17 inches on the res t of the town. Both men pointed out that the extra money is borrowed when needed and paid back through the following year ' s bud get. Although the snow dropped dur- ing the storm of February 3 and 4 , was thawing most of this week , the weathermen still nredict that Mother Nature may add to the 52 to 55 inches she already dropped ; this Winter in six storms. The worst was the latest , which was not only the hardest hitting for the Winter but for the past 12 years. As expected , the last was the most costl y, part of the reason being that the snow was \ \re t and heavy, \ as Mi - . Barraud put it , and could only be moved by heavy equipment. The one consolation is that each passing day and each passing snow-removal dollar brings us one day closer to Spring. Town Board Ups Planners to 7; Increases Term The Brookhaven Town Board on Tuesday increased the member- shi p of the Town Planning Boa id from five to seven , and fixed the term for futu re members at seven ? ears instead of five as at pre- sent. Supervisor August Stout. Jr., explained: \The board believes that the present growth and ex- pected future of the Town of Brookhaven makes necessary an expanded p lanning boai-d , to han- dl e the ever-increasing work load and to assume the important and heavy responsibilities involved. \ Under the present set-up, one member ' s term expires every y e<ir. To continue this pattern , new member Joseph Connelly, Jr ., of Holbrook was appointed Tuesday to a six-year term , exp iring Feb- ruary 20 , 19(57. The second new member , Harold Meinhardt of Center Moriches was appointed to a seven-year term , expiring February 20, 15X58. According to Supervisor Stout: '•Joseph Connelly. Jr., has a wide knowledge of the town and the problems brought before a tow n planning board. He is a partner in the well-established building firm of Mistier Bros. & Connelly of Medford , and a life-long resi- dent of our town. A Xavy veteran. Continued on page 7 , this section For Classified Ads Telephone GRover 5-1000- 1 001 A Column of News in the Spanish Language is Published Every Week Stationed in Newfoundland: BY TEDD DETERMAN The snow is 131 inches deep. . . the wind is blowing at 140 knots per hour. . .you look our , your window and a moose is rummr.g- irg around in your garbage can. . above you unidentified fl ying ob- jects are turning 90 degree cor- ners at 2 , 000 miles per hour. . . and through it all , you sit munch- ing a moosburger while watching television without commercials. This may sound like the begin- ning of a good science fiction storv because it sure doesn 't describe any p lace we are laminar with. . .except that we are famil- iar with the snow. But it exist* i.ll right, and Mrs. James P. Thomas , the former Marian De ¦ ge of Washington Avenue , Pat- chogue , will verify every detail. She is stationed with her hur- l.uul at Ernest Harmon Air Force Base , Newfoundland , where he is an F-102 jet interceptor pilot and assistant squadron commander of the Fift y-Ninth Fi g hter Intercep- tor Squadron , Detachment 1. The base , which is designed to provide defense . early warning, is part of the Strategic Air Command and is located on the western side of the island about 100 dirt-road miles from Port Au Basque , the port you enter b y ferry if you ' re Mrs. Marian Thomas driving. Mrs. Thomas is home visitrig with her parents , Mr. and Mis. George Dege of Patchogue and her son , Stephen , aged 14 months. Her tale of life at this arctic-type base , (which she , by the way, didn 't think was interesting enough to tell) gives one an in- fectious desire to stay home. When she left the base two Continued on page 7 , this section Flying Saucers Above , Mooseburgers Below Off-street parking fields for the Village of Patchogue came closer to reality Monday night when the village trustees asked for bids to be submitted on the first lot , cal- led the Church Street narking field. The step i culminates over one yea r of public hearings and groundwork on a project which w ill eventually include four park- ing fields with a capacity of over 1 .700 cars. The plan will cost over $1,000,000 and will be paid for by a special assessment area in the business district known as the \benefit-use district , \ so cal- Continued on page 6 , this section v illage Asks Bid On Church Street Parking Project THE BEST IN PRINTING The Patchogue Advance specializes in fine commercial printing. Fair prices, fast deliveries. Largest print shop in Suf- folk County. Tel. GRover 5-1000. —Adv. i SEE WOMA N NEARLY HANGED : The Daught ; of the American Revolution , t. „ . Tosiah S nub Chapter , were wunts. -es to history last Friday when they obser ved, a near hang ing and also got a pe' - sonal glimuj e into the life of a Civil War soldier. The events were part of a pro- gram the chapter offered at the Sorosis Oubroonrs , Patchogue , in observation of its fortieth Annual Patriots ' Tea , held in commemora- tion of George Washington ' s and Abraham Lincoln ' s birthdays. The near hanging came in a re- enactment bv hieh school stude its of a not which took p lace in Pat- eVwygue over 100 years ago when irate Patchoguers tried to slip the noose aroun ! the lovel y neck of FJ i '/.abeth Oakes-Srnith and her son. App leto n , for being Southern sympathizers. . . without success. But the highlight of the pro- gra m was the glimpse int o the life of a Civil War soMie. ' through a reading by Tedd Determan , a re- porter for The Patchogue Advance, of letters which Moses Swezey of Brookhaven had written to his wife during the period 18<)2-05. Mr. Determan , dressed in the uniform Mr. Swezey would have worn , gave excerpts from the bulk of letters which were recentl y do- nated to the Town of Brook-haven. The . ivading was particularl y touching since Mr. Swezey was killed a we°k before the war ended sp d his ' ast letter to his wife , read in its entirety, showed that he had a promoivtion that he would d : e Other parts of the prog- -un in- '• ' uderi the singing of patriotic mu- sic of 180 years ago by Mrs. Marie Wol'ing, with Mrs. Dorothy Rate at the p iano and Niel Anderson. ¦ -• high school student , p laying the drums; a reading of th^ four cam- paign suo!1eh'*s of 1 800 by high school students ; and a showing of whaf the chante \s float which was in the July 4 parade , looked like. The program closed with th\ sing ing of \It' s You r Land and My Land\ from \My Mary land \ Students of Patchogue Hieh School who enacted the Centennial Continued on page 5 , this section ¥ IMTAM Qf lJ FriTm? w riting letter home to wife is por- UINIWIN DWLJJiiirV frayed by Tedd Determan , Pafch- ogie Advance reporter , during Patriots ' tea held by Colonel Josiah Smith Chapter , Daughters of the American Revolution ,, in Patchogue Sorosis rooms Friday. Mr. Determan read series of letters wriften by local man who was killed, in action a week be fore Civil War ended. —Advance Photo by Martin DAR Chapter Witness to History Voters of the Nort h Patch- ogue Fire District gav e their approval of the $17 ; \ ) , 000 bond resolution for an addition to and reno vation of the North Patchogu e firehouse at a spec- ial e 1 e c t i o n held Tuesday night. A total of 17X voted in favor and five voted no on the- proposition that gave the fire commissioners the green light to proceed with building p lans that , they said, are needed to keep pace with their fast growing fire district. Philip Baker , a fire com- missioner , said that no esti- mate could be given when con- struction will start or be com- p leted until the final working - drawings are comp leted. NP Fire Dist. Voters OK Bond Resolution [ IT COSTS NO MOKE O' oiiin South to bask in Fiorula ' s sun- shine? You will want H subscription to The P«*«-ho«j iie Advance while you are there. .No e.xli;. chii rgt; we pay the puat- age. Only $5.00 a year. —Adv .

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