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The Patchogue advance. (Patchogue, N.Y.) 1885-1961, March 23, 1961, Image 1

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Brookhaven Town, Clerk Arthur McComb will re- sign as town clerk March 31. The reasons for his bowing out are listed below in an open letter he wrote for the voters who elected him in January, 1 960. Mr. MeC omb, who is ce.eurating his forty-eig hth birthday today, is regaiaed as Lie most controver- sial fi gure in the aii-Democratic town government. A man of soli convictions , he has move than once raised the i.e of his fellow mates in o ffice by sounding his be- liefs on how government should be conducted. Having* informed Supervisor August Stout , Jr., and the other members of the town board of his decision . Mr. McComo sa d he has be n dickering for the job as post- master of the new branch po-t office in Ronkonkoma. If that job doesn ' t come through immediate- ly, he explained , he will spend his time at nis hardware business in Ronkonkoma. He is salaried in his clerk' s post at $9,000 per year. Below is his letter to the voters of Brookhaven Town : \In ii«5v* you made me your town e ' erk when I promised , in good faith , to do my best. At the same time, you gave me the town board which 1 nad supported. Now . in 1961. I wi'l show mat my pro- mises have been kept , and explain causes , beyond my control, which impel me to plan resignation on March 81. I do so in your best interest and of mv economic nec- essity. \1 iound town c!e:/k work in ar- rears , due to fantastic town growth . Neither work nor growth is diminishing. My work-week has often been 00 hours p lus. Offi c e- emp loyees , now at maximum foi my space , were not increased in my term. Thoug h more space to increase the staff has been request- ed. I have received none. \As in many other towns, town e ' erk has always been l egistra r of birth and death records. Fees , less than $5,500 in 1960. were le- gall y his in the absence of a fixed registrar salary. We all knew of this in 1959 , and I accepted thj nomination with this knowledge. \However the town board fixed a salary of $100 for 1961 . as a *Toke'\> ' -mount t~ > cover ' esrality in diverting fees to the town. The worK oi n.ne perso.is. Doth fu.l and part time , is supervised by the registrar. I believe that his duties and responsibilities arc worth much more in Brookhaven Town. I also believe that the po- sition, being downgraded this way, will no longer attract a person qualified for the discreet care and custody intended by law for these, you :- vital famil y records. No other Suffo 'k County town has done anything like this. \I also regret the 40 per cent cut which this act makes in the Continued on cage 7, this section Town Clerk To Resign March 31 Relative of Explorer Guest at Celebration Patchogue Shores Artist: IJIr vtL 1 DLoLfcJNDAiN 1 nando de Stft o , who landed in Florida nearl y 442 years ago , is Rafael M. de Soto of 23 Roosevelt Boulevard , Patchogue Shores , shown looking at photo- stat of manuscript of famil y tree , which tells of his descendency and which is verified by King Alfonso , XIII , reigning monarch of Spain when he endorsed document in 1911. Mr. de Soto and his wife are presently guests of city of Bradenton , Fla., near where Conquistador de Soto ori ginall y landed , during annual week-long celebration of landing. Mr. de Soto is a portrait artist , magazine illustrator and art instructor. —Advance Photo By Tedd Determan Coming from Cuba, a S panish explorer named Hernando de Soto landed in Florida with his expe- ditionary forces nearly 412 years ago. Early this week , Rafael M. de Soto, a direct descendant of the earlier conquistador , coming from his base in Patchogue Shores , landed in Bradenton , Fla., (near Tampa and St. Petersburg), to celebrate the ori ginal landing, as a guest of the people of that town. Mr. de Soto is a magazine il- lustrator who is Spanish by blood , Puerto Rican by birth. He and his lovely wife were transported this week from their quiet home at 23 Roosevelt Boulevard , Patch- ogue Shores, to the hoop-la of the yearl y celebration at Bradenton. near where Hernando de Soto landed so many years ago. The story of how this second landing came about is as interesting as the story of the first. ^ Several years ago , Mr. de Soto was illustrating a book about Hernando de Soto , entitled \The Golden Eagle \ which was the family crest of the de Soto family. After the book was published with his by-line as the illustra- tor , a representative of the Cham- ber of Commerce of Bradenton asked if Artist de Soto wasn 't a relative of Conquistador de Soto. The Patchogue man ' couldn 't answer the question , but he did remember that when he was a youth in Puerto Rico , there was a book at his home which was authenticated by a king and which \ told of his famil y tree. Checking back , he not only found the book , but discovered that he was indeed related to the discoverer and one-time governor of Cuba. And in the preface to the beautifully decorated hand- done manuscript was the seal and si gnature of King Alfonso , XIII. who was the reigning monarch of Continued on page 7 , this section HONORED CHAMPIONS ? h r r members of Patchogue High School basketball team. Raiders , winners of League A-2 title , were honored by Patchogue Quarterback Club , Mon- day night, Hal Rooney, third from left , in back row , received Most Valuable Player award. In front row , left to right are Elwyn Schaefer , Coach Clifton Ross , holding huge trophy award- ed to Patchogue High by Quarterback Club and Ernest Dahlman. In back row , left to right are , Dean Chamberlain , Eugene Hauman , Rooney and William Zebrowski , Quarterback Club president. Five Raiders shown are starting members of team. —Advance Photo Testimonial D inner For Justice Butler A testimonial dinner in hon- or of Patchogue Police Jus- tice Charles N. Butler , Jr., will be held at Nancv ' s Restaurant , Am-il 15. Toastmaster will be ex- mayor George E. Lechtrecker. The chairman will be Suffolk Police Sergeant Walter Man- ning, who is urg ing all to at- tend because Mr. Butler has \devoted 33 years of elected service to the Village of Pat- chogue. \ The committee appointed to help Sg t. Manning is Sgt. Otto Brauner , Pat Rooney, Patchogue Village Parking Meter officer , and Peter Pou- los , Patchogue Village Recrea- tion director. Tickets will be availaVe from anyone on the committee and many business establishments. ng ggfy m m WSBfa © ^ • See 3c Tax Rise If Proposition s OK'd by Voters The Division of School Financial Services has advised the Patch- ogue-Medford School Board that the propositions up for vote on April 8 will , if passed , be eli gible for state aid based on Emergency Building Law 3603c. The amount to be raised by local taxation would amount to 3c per $100 of assessed evaluation , a spokesman for the board said. Registration for these proposi- tions will take place from 9 a. m. to 9 p. m. Saturday and again on Wednesday at Patchogue Hi g h School on Saxton Street . Voting will run from 9 a. m. to 9 n. m. April 8 , also at Patchogue High. Pi-oposition 1 proposes a new j unior high school to cost $2 , 350 , - 000 and renovations to the exist- ing junior hierh school building costing $740 , 000. OPEN MEETING The Patchogue-Medford School Board will hold a district meet- ing in the Patchogue Hi gh School cafeteria at 8 p. m. Tues- day. Members of the Board of Education will be present to answer questions and explain the two propositions up for vote April 8. This meeting is open to all residents of the Patchogu?-Med- ford School district. The junior hi g h renovations would include new aluminum win- dows , painting interior , repairs to roof , enclosing fire escape and waterproofing the exterior of the building. Other work to be done would be renovations to the locker rooms , and metal partitions for all stairways. The small classrooms would have walls removed to bring the size to state standards. The library would be moved to a new location. The east-west hall- way on the second floor would be extended to the fire escape. Doors would be added at the end of the hallways in p lace of the existing stairs and window exits. A lso included would be chalk and tack board replacement as re- quired. The art rooms , administra- tive office , music room and hall- ways would receive repairs to floors , ceilings and walls. The total cost of these renovations would amount to $335 , 000. A new heating system would be installed consisting of two new boilers , equipned with oil burner and underground storage tank , re- 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 you in a glossy print. For full information on how to secure these prints read the details in the \WANT ADVANC E PHOTOS ?\ advertisement published in this •diUoxu—Xdv. A Column of News in the Spanish Language is Published Every Week For Classified Ads Telephone GRover 5-1000-1001 Nancy Warner Vale dictorian: N ANCY W ARNER Valedictorian R ICHARD M ILLER Salutatoria n E LEANOR J ELLINCER Essaij isl A lovely young lady named j Nancy Helen Warner of Mount Vernon Avenue. Medford , was an- nounced this week as the valedic- torian of her graduating class at Patchogu e Hi gh School. She at- tained a three-and-a-half yea r class average of 02.4b * . Named as salutatorian was Richard Miller of 1 Lee Avenue , Patchogue. with a 02.11 average. Eleanor Jellinger of 220 Jayno Avenue. Patchogue. was named class essavist wth her average of 91. Other top students named this week in a release b y Princi pal Edmund W. Tuto n were: Cail Lar- son , 90.28 : Edith limber , 00.11; Ma . garet Spem-e , 89.86; Judith Whit ' beek, 80.42: Michael Mat- thews , 80.14: Jeffrey MacDonald. 88. «5; Charles Siebert, 88 .23 ; Ste- pfcnr. paer. 88. 08; R- .irrv Pi bin. 88.06; Patricia Lee. 88.06 ; Alice Lipponer , 88; and Karen Korber. b.. •/. Valedictorian Miss Warner is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wood- ruff D. Warner: Salutatorian Mil- ler is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Wil- liam Miller; and Class Essay ist 'Miss Jellinger is the daug hter of<< Dr. and Mrs. David Jellinger. ^ Miss Warner is a member of the National Honor Society, Service Chib , the school orchestra (she p lays the violin), and the school yearbook staff. In her juni or year, she won the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary-New York Sta te Civil Defense Office essay contest on the local , county and the state levels: and she also won the Daughters of the American Revo- lution award for excellence in his- tory. She is the winner of the Phi Beta Kappa Alumni of Long Island Citation. She has been ac- cepted at Adel phi College , Say- viile; Harpur Co J lege . Bingham- ton ; and Wagner College. State n Island. Although she isn ' t sure which college she will attend , she- is sure that, her major will be in biology and chemistry , with the thought of becoming a medical technologist. Mr. Miller is editor-in-chief of the yearbook, member of the Ad- vanced Math Club. Advance Scienc e Club and the National Honor So- ciety. He has received a Regents Scholarshi p and a letter of com- ^mendation from the National Merit Scholarship qualifying tests. He won the Bausch & Lemb , Corp., science award for having the high - est science average in the school. He p lans to attend eithc. - Wesleyan University, Middletown. Conn., or Franklin and Marshall College , Lancaster. Pa., as a pre-medical student, fie plans to be an eye sui geon (ophtahno ' og ist). Miss Jellinger is literary editor of the yearbook, treasurer of the French Club , member of the Na- tional Honor Societ y and is active in the Girl' s Leaders Club. She has received a Regents ?Scholar- ship and a letter of commenda- tion from the National Merit Scholarship qualif y ing tests. She plans to attend Pembroke College , which is pa rt of Brown Univer- sity, Providence , R. I., with a ma- jor in history or political science. All th ree of the top students have a long li^t of out-of-sehool activities and they all like sports. Patchogue High Names Top Grads THE BEST IN PRINTING The Patchogue Advance specializes in fine commercial printing. Fair prices , fast deliveries. Largest print snap JR SogpUt ' County. TeJ GRover 5-1000.—Adv . UPTON—Citing the perfect 11- year operatin g record of the Brookhaven National Laboratory, a spokesman yesterday took issue with the wording of an Atomic Energy Commission report con- cerning the operation of two re- actors at tne lab here in Up.on. Tuesday, th e AEC released a report in Washington saying that a survey \indicated that ex- isting organizational procedures necessary for safe operation and BULLETIN After a managerial review of a neutron source reactor and two critical assemblies at the brookhaven National Labora- to ry late yesterday, the Atomic Energy Commission said they could now be returned to opera- tion. A review of the medical re- search reactor will take place today, although it had not been in operation when the AEC or- dered the reactors shut down. <« maintenance were not completely adequate \ at the BNL. The AEC , a a result of the sur- vey, halted operation of two react- ors and two critical assemblies at the lab March 14. A spokesman for the lab here declared : \The wording of the statement , and the use of the words ' safe operation ' would lead one to believe that there was some- thing unsafe about our operation j A ctuall y, this is not the case. We have an absolutely perfect opera- ting record. \ He said the AEC actually meant that it felt they had not been fully Continued on page 7 , this section BNL Says It ' s Safe Despite AEC Reactor Report Brookhaven Town Highway Su- perintendent Charles W. Barraud said this week that he has asked the purchasing department to ac- cept bids for asp halt paving work that will amount to approximatel y $100 , 000. Mr. Barraud stated the work will be done on sections of 18 heavil y traveled roads throug hout the town. Much of the work is slated for existing concrete roads which may well be preserved for another 10 to 15 years if coated with the asphalt now. Mr. Barraud released the follow- ing schedule of the proposed proj - ect which he plans to have com- pleted before the heavy Summer traffic begins. He also explained that the project is in keep ing with his program of instituting as many permanent improvements within the town as his budget w r ill allow. Proposed roads to be black-top- ped are : in Stony Brook , Christian Avenue, fro m blinker light at Cedar Street to end of bluestone Continued on page 6 , this section Barraud to Pave 18 Tow n Roads To Cost $100 , 000 Mopes Top Vote-Getter: Charles H. Miller Dominick G. Maletta Erwin D. Schneider Arthur M. Mapes The Republicans couldn 't quite break into the 10-year Patchogue Village Democratic stronghold on the Board of Trustees at. election time Tuesday, although the v did dent it a little b y coming consider- ably closer to election than they did last year. ' The voters elected all of the Democratic candidates to olhce. 1 he- three elected for trustee posts ' were incumbents Charles 11. Miller , 1 ,527 votes and Dominick G. Malet- ta , 1 , 189, and political newcomer Erwin D. Schneider , 1 ,466. Retir- ed postal emp loye Arthur M. Mapes got the vote; s ' nod in - po- lice justice , with 1,(>01 votes. Vote totals are according to unofficial returns compiled election night. The GOP candidates tallied close , but not close enoug h , with Francis L. Marian receiving 1 , 272 un- official votes; Edward ( Elfy) Yost , 1, 222; and Edward Baker , 1 , 210. Police Justice Candidate Henry Russell Haase got 1 , 070 votes. At 9 p. m. the polls closed and by 0:10 p. m. . ~ all the returns wero in , showing a fairly active vote during an off-year election. (The election is called \ off-year \ on un- even numbered years when the mayor isn 't up for election.) Unofficial returns showed a tota l vote of 2. 771 out of 1,614 registered voters , which compares with the ,\ .—__ m-year election last year when L\702 out of -1 , 00-1 registered vot- ers turned out. But these figures don ' t, compare nearly as favorabl y as the 1958 on-year record elec- tion when . \ . , 207 out of 3 , 00 t voted. GOP Candidate Marran provid- ed the more exciting moments in the calculation of the returns by- coming within li)l votes of the nearest Democratic candidate. The closest the Republicans came last year was within 425 votes. Mr. Marran led in District 8, but lost in the other seven by a slim margin. The most decisive victory came to Mr. Mapes with a 1 , 001 to 07(5 maj ority over GOP Candidate Haase. The tail-ending Republican Candidates Yost and Baker came closer to election this year than did the nearest GO Per last year. Village Democratic Leader John Continued on page 7, this section Patchogue Election Is Swept by Democrats BLUE POINT — Governor Nel- son A. Rockefeller will be the principal speaker at the Second Annual Suffolk County Republi- can Spring dinner to be held April 13 at the Huntington Town House on the Jericho Turnpike in Huntington. Republican Leader Arthur M. Cromarty said here this week that the governor will deliver the main address a t the $l()0-a-p late dinner. More than 600 persons are expected to attend the affair which is the outstanding Republican event of the year. Last year ' s dinner , the first of its kind in Suffolk County, drew 500 guests , and the main speaker was the then Secietary of Labor James Mitchell. Mr. Cromarty said that he ex- pects this year ' s dinner to be \ even better attended and more successful than last year ' s affair. A strong feeling of Republican- ism is everywhere in our count, y and enthusiasm for victory thi s Fall will be readily apparent a ' . the dinner. \ The affair will be- gin with a reception at 0:30 i> . m. Dinner will be served at 8 p. m. Honored guests will include U. S. Senator Jacob Javits . Michae l Sceisi , executive secretary of the New York State Republican Com- mittee; Nassau County Executive and Republican Leader ' Holl y Pat- terson , , New York County Leader Bernard N c w m a n . Richmon d County L e a d e r -lames Klood , Kings County Leafier .John Crews Queens County Leader Frank Ken- na, and ju dges and county and town officials from Suffolk Coun- ty and surrounding countie s . Persons interested in obtainin g tickets may contact the Republi - can Committee office at G Rover 5-2300 directly or their town Re- publican leader. Rocky to Speak At $100-a-PIate Dinner April 13 Being A cquired by Town: A public informational meeting on the future of the Mastic Air Stri p has been scheduled for 7:30 p.m., April 7 by the Brookhaven Town Board at Town Hall , Patchogue. According to Supervisor August Stout , Jr. : \The 4 , 000-foot con- crete runway and the 365-acre property involved in this flight strip win Decome permanent assets to our town when the governor signs the bill which has already passed both houses of the New York State Legislature. How the town can best profit by this acquisition is a question to which we have already received many suggested answers. \The Brookhaven Town Board f ee) s that whatever action is taken should be taken with a maximum of public support. We are anxious to discuss full y alternate plans , whereby either the town would «. 'iimiiiiin n i it i i ni ii iini inm niiiiii n iiiiiiii n in ii iiniiii in i i iinnii i iiiii mmi ii n i 5> — develop and operate the air str ' p, or the town would reap greater benefi ts at less cost to the tax- payers by eeope ating with the comprehensive plan and develop- ment progra m worked out by Suffolk County . '' The Mastic Air Stri p was built by the state during the war and paid for by the federal govern- ment. Since World War II , it has been relatively unused ; but Brook- Continued on page 7 , this section iii i iiiiini iiiii iiiimnimi H iiiiii H iiiiimiinii H ii l illll liinillinillUllDmilllllllini 'i. Mastic Air Strip Info Meeting Set April 7 &uuiuuutu<uiu4iiitiiiuuui(wuuiiimiuumumiuimiuHuiiiwiuiuiuiiiiuiiiiuiuuiuuiumuuuiiui»uiiiimaiiiiuiuuiiiiiiiwuuuuiMiiuhiuiuiiuuiiuuii; FOR POLICE JUSTICE ( 1-Year Term) Districts 12 3 15 6 7 8 Totals Haase (R) 6*7 175 13b ' 10(5 135 47 142 178 1 , 076' Mapes (D)* 81 223 242 313 181 99 265 257 1 ,661 FOR TRUSTEES (2-Year Terms) Districts 12 3 1 5 6 7 8 Totals Yost (R) 68 187 159 211 154 53 180 210 1 , 222 Miller (D):; 82 210 222 297 170 89 235 222 1 ,527 Baker (It) 63 189 152 222 149 02 175 204 1,210 Maletta (D)* 82 208 210 296 103 85 220 219 1 , 489 Marran (R) 73 198 178 219 156 53 176 219 1 , 272 Schneider (D) :: .... 78 201 223 286 155 90 219 214 1 , 466 * Elected KEY TO ELECTION DISTRICTS: District 1 (21st town dis- trict), St. Paul' s Episcopal Church Parish House , Rider Avenue; District 2 (23rd town district), Lutheran Church Auditorium , East Main Street ; District 3 (17th town district) , Fire headquarters , Lake Street; District 4 (16th town district), Dodge of Patchogue , 429 West Main Street; District 5 (15th town district), River Avenue School; District 6 (18th town district), Methodist Church Parish House , Churc h Street; District 7 (19th town district), St. Francis de Sales Youth Center , South Ocean Avenue ; and District 8 (20th town district), Van Guard Firehouse , Park Street. f I How Each District Voted I E a

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