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North Westchester Times, Mt. Kisco, N. Y., July 24, 1958 New Castle Tribune, Chappaqua, N. Y., July 24, 19S8- 9 Mental Health Group Aims Told hy Mrs. H. Allen Smith By MADELINE WILSOX MOUNT KISCO— Mrs. H. Allen Smith, a board member of the Mental Health Assn. of Westchester, says the goal is for everybody to be J stable and mentally healthy they won't need the association. H. Allen Smith shakes his head in horror at the thought. \If all the neurotic people got well,\ he says, \I wouldn't have anybody to write about.\ Smith is the author who made things and locations famous. \Low Man On a Totem Pole\. \Larks In the Popcorn\ and \Life In a Putty Knife Factory\ for example. And, come October, there'll be a new one, \The Pig In the Barber Shop\ which is about, of all things, Mexico. Mrs. Smith is H. Allen Smith's beautiful wife who'll never be found in one of his books except as her own charming, mentally healthy self. About Mrs. Smith This story is about Mrs. Sniith. Their eight-room white house and swimming pool tucked on a hillside are familiar sights to all who saw them in Person-to-Person on TV. But seeing them in person is more pleasant. The sweep of view across the valley leads to the hills beyond, each marked by layers of lavendar and gray fog. The pleasant terrace is made in viting with yellow-cushioned white metal furniture and sheltering trees. The turquoise swimming pool is glimpsed through a tunnel of lacy green plants All this and a fried chicken luncheon served at a table ar­ ranged like a front row seat be­ fore the magnificent view, plus radishes and scallions harvested an hour before from H. Allen Smith's own handkerchief-size gar­ den. But we are being swept away with the memory. This story is really about Mrs. Smith. True Mental Health \Mental health,\ she says, \in­ volves helping people understand themselves. The movement is more interested in prevention than cure. We are beginning to realize kindergarten is none too early to start recognizing signs of instabil­ ity. Westchester B doing some re­ markable work through teacher- training clinics.\ Tanned and lean, the author who writes the books with the crazy names, returns from the mail box down at the roadside, his squeaky leather sandals announcing his ap- E roach. He is wearing off-white nen Bermudas and a dark blue unbuttoned sport shirt. Once away from his office on the second floor over the garage, he is anything but anti-social. Hates Hypocrisy \Hypocrisy he says, \is one thing I hate. People who say one thing and do another. Truth is the important thing. An unhappy world if everybody told the truth? You can just refuse to say anything; that way you could still be truth­ ful. \For instance, old people who Insist the late years are the gold en years, that you don't really en­ joy life until you are old. They're liars.\ \Don't you think that might be self-protection?\ Mrs. Smith sug­ gests. Something prompts him to ex­ pound on bull-fighting—perhapa a question about his new \Pig In the Barbershop\ book. \Bull-fighting is a horrible thing. All the beautiful prose about bull­ fighting simply ain't. And I make a violent attack on the so-called sport in my book. When somebody throws it up to me about slaughter houses. I ask them. 'But we don't sell tickets and shout, ole!, do we?\ Volunteers Needed Mrs. Smith regrets the current feeling among so many young mothers that rearing children is \such a bore.\ \It may be dull.\ she concedes, \but it is an im­ portant ]ob. The Mental Health Assn. needs volunteers — but not volunteers who are neglecting their own families and homes in order to help.\ \No romance in my books?\ he replies to a comment. \My moth­ er once asked a literary critic for an opinion of my books. He told her there wasn't a shred of ro­ mance in me.\ You can tell he is hurt. \There's romance in me: I'm married and have two children and I love them. There's romance in my books, too.' Yes, you agree, slowly. But those names—larks, totem poles, pigs, barber shops. Somehow, those names side-track the reader from noting the romance. Hawaii on List Already he has his eye on Ha­ waii for his next book. Say, along next winter when the first snows begin to drift in the driveway. By way of setting\ the mood tor the idea, he seats himself at the electric organ and, by ear (and by heart), he plays \Sweet Leilam\ and \Aloha Oe\ in a way that would have set the late Queen Liliuokalani, herself, hip swaying. Well, as we said, in the begin-' ning. This story is about Mrs. Smith. But it was fun to get him in it too. , MKFD Picnic Slated for August 17 Firemen of the Mount Kisco Fire Department and their fami­ lies will converge on Leonard Park on Sunday, Aug. 17. for the annual all-day picnic of the four Mount Kisco companies. Families will bring basket lunch­ es, which will be augmented by soda pop, ice cream and' other re­ freshments when they get to the picnic grounds. Facilities for cook-outs will be available for those who want to roast weiners and hamburgers. The kiddies will have a card of events with prizes being awarded and the men of the four companies, will play an elimination type of soft ball for the title of Number One Soft Ball champs of the MKFD. Bill MacPhee, assisted by Wil­ liam French as co-chairman will get the program in order. If the day should prove rainy, the fun will be postponed to Sunday, Aug. 24, same time, same place and same hi-jinks. Two From Chappaqua At WilHston Academy Two students from Cahppaqua are attending the summec school of Williston Academy in East- hampton, Mass. Charles M. Mapes Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles M. Mapes of 43 Wildwood Rd.. and John T. Curtiss, son of Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Curtiss of Dodge Farm, are among 102 students attending the seven-week session which has the largest attendance since sum­ mer classes were started 16 years ago. LAMB NOT THEIR DISH YONKERS^-Maybe. neighbors of Mrs. Willard Tether of this city don't mind the \baa baa, baa\ of the line in \The Whiffenpoof Song\—but they do and did ob­ ject to the same sound coming from a live lamb kept by her on a vacant lot near her home here. So much so, that City Judge Al­ bert h. Fiorillo ^yesterday ordered the woman to get rid of a lamb she has kept since last March. Neighbors complained of the ani- mal's \constant' bleating\ and Robert Kovalik of the Yonkers Health Department appeared in Court for them. SCALLIONS in the garden isnt one of H. Allen Smith's book ti­ tles It's the honest-to-goodness truth about what he raises. Scal­ lions plus radishes, beets and sweet com planted in succeeding weeks so each can be harvested as needed. That is Mrs. Smith, a member of the Westchester Mental Health Association board, giving a few wifely suggestions about how the tilling should be done—Staff Photo by Ray Hoover INTRODUCTION to careers in medical social work is being ex­ perienced this summer at Grass­ lands Hospital, Valhalla, by three college girls. They were guests at a tea given July 18 by the hospital so members of the Serv­ ice Committee, which sponsors the program, could meet them. Pictured above, with Mrs. Rose­ mary Skonnord, third from left, head of the hospital's social serv­ ice department, left to right, are Marianna Stroock of Chappaqua, University of Michigan; Joan Child of Danielson, Conn., Bates College; and Jacqueline Jewell of South Hadley Falls, Mass.. St. Joseph's College—Staff Photo by Warren Inglese Clergyman's Resignation Is Accepted At a special congregational meet­ ing held July 13 at the Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, the congregation, upon recommenda­ tion of the Church Council, accept­ ed the resignation of the Rev. Ro­ bert E. Heffner winch was pre­ sented the previous week. A mo­ tion was made \to accept with re­ gret\ and a risme: vote of \sin­ cere appreciation and 1 hanks\ was given by an overflow attendance of members. Dr. Alfred Rossbw, chairman of \the council, presided. The'Rev. Heffne»* will leave the Mount Kisco church on October 1 tj accept an associate pastorate at First English Lutheran Church in Lockport A graduate of Ha^tw.ck College, Oneonta, and Lutheran Theological Seminary. Gettysburg, Pa., Ihe Rev. Heffner came to Resurrection as pastor in May, 1S52 from Har- rsburg, Pa., where he served as assistant pastor. Durir.g his pastor­ ate here the church grew from HO to 350 members ?s .veil as spon­ soring the foundn.g of St. Andrew's Lutheran Church in Yorktown. The Rev. Heffner is president­ elect of the Lions Club, former president of the Northern West­ chester Protestant Ministerial As­ sociation, pastoral advisor of the recreational division of the Luther League of America and a mem­ ber of the New York-New England Lutheran Synod committee on youth. The Rev. Heffner and his wife Joan have three children, William, aged five; John Mark, four and Laurie Joan, one month. Steak Dinners Reward IX Champions Members of the Seal baseball team, 58-59 Little League champ­ ions of Chappaqua, were honored last week with a steak dinner given by Mr. and Mrs. Albert Graff of 38 Ridgewood Terrace, Mr. and Mrs. Theron Hyatt of 43 Poillon Dr , and Mr. and Mrs. James Roo- sa of 159 Bedford Rd. The dinner was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Roosa. Mr. Hyatt and Mr. Roosa, co- coaches of the team, have guided the Seals to two consecutive champ­ ionships in the Chappaqua Little League. Members of the team are: Larry Kreider, Reggie Ford, Walter Fil- kins, Tom Wallace, Mike Tully, Mike Moodie, Dave Moodie, Eddy Hyatt, Anthony DeAnzeris, Noel Smith. Benny Wall, Bob Woodard, Bob Borman, and Robbin Hogen. Two Women Charged In Bid to Push Heroin Two women were indicted by the grand jury yesterday in the alleged attempt to smuggle lMs grams of heroin into an inmate of Westfield State Farm prison in a baby powder can. Mrs. Ruby Perlotte, thirty, of Long Island City, was charged with the felony of giving a nar­ cotic drug to another and with the misdemeanors of bringing in the drug and an unauthorized letter to toe inmate. Mrs. Anna Marie Cruz, thirty- two, of the Bronx, mother of five, was charged with the two mis­ demeanors. They face arraignment in County Court. Asst. Dist. Atty. Leonard Ruben- feld' said Mrs. Cruz' husband. Ish- mael, thirty-two, is under • arrest PAY UPS REQUESTED NEW ROCHELLE—Requests for increases in maximum base salar­ ies, amounting to. 12 per cent, baye been filed with the City Manager here by this city's police and fire­ men. Base salaries for both de­ partments are now $5,400. Both services ask that term of service before maxima are reached, be set at three years, instead of five years as now. in New York City for possession of heroin. The three were arrested last month. Rubertfeld said the inmate in­ volved was Mrs. Cruz' sister, Monseretta Green, twenty-six, who began serving a 7^-to-10 year nar­ cotics possession sentence on \\Nov. 13, 1956. Mrs. Perlotte, he said, was pa­ roled on April 28 from the prison after serving time on a l-to-5 year sentence for selling heroin in New York City. DECISIVE DECISION NEW ROCHELLE - Hearing a siren, a woman motorist yesterday swerved to get out of the way- and almost made it. 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