Library Serving New Castle 31 Years—No. 37 New Year's Festivities At 2 Clubs Many Chappaqua residents were listed among those ushering in the New Year at the Whippoorwill Club and the Mount Kis»o Coun try Club. About 125 members and their guests made reservations at the Whippoorwill Club. A filet mignon dinner was served from 10 p.m. to midnight. The usual favors and noise makers were the order of the night, and dancing was to Ted Saponto and his orchestra. Presi dent of the Whippoorwill Club is Jack P. Rees of Chappaqua. The New Year's Eve festivities lor about 100 members and guests at the Mount Kisco Country Club were scheduled to start at 8 o'clock with cocktails, followed by dinner served at 9:30. The cus tomary decorations and favors were in order, and Larry Caso and his orchestra played for dancing until 2 a.m. Coffee and breakfast rolls were served in the wee hours College-age children of members and guests were invited to join the adults after dinner, for the danc ing. The traditional fireplace gather ing is held at the club today (Thursday) from 10 a m. to 4 p.m. John P. Schhck of Chappaqua is the newly elected president of the Mount Kisco Country Club. CHAPPAQUA, N. Y„ THURSDAY, JANUARY 1, 1959 k PRICE FIVE CENTS Many Hands Gave Xmas to Hospital By VINCENT MURPHY The Spirit of Christmas at the Northern Westchester Hospital was captured very aptly and effective ly in a book presented to Jerome F. Peck, hospital administrator by Miss Victona Kosak's creative writing class at the Mount Kisco Elementary School for all the chil dren who are patients The book ran the entire gamut of the alphabet, as each member of the class selected one letter and through it depicted one facet of the Christmas season. The orig inal suggestion for this thoughtful and imaginative project must be credited to Miss Mary Jane John son, while another member of the class, Rosemary Tripp should be commended for the fine job she did in decorating the cover of the book. To create a more vivid p.cture of the impression made hy this book on the patients at the Northern Westchester Hospital, various exerpts from it will be generously intersperced through out this article. Home Away From Home The decorations at the hospital again went far towards trans forming tne austerity of a medi cal institution into the warm cheer fulness of a home away from home. Over the main entrances situated on their usual spot on the parapet are Santa Claus and his reindeer cavalcade. Under this the ever- Cousins, New to Chappaqua, Is Both Editor and Author By ALVINA PARKS The ranks of Chappaqua's liter ary residents were increased by one some six months ago when Robert Cousins and his family pur chased and moved into the for mer Aylesworth house at 630 Quaker Rd. Mr. Cousins is man aging editor of the Trade Book Dept. of McGraw-Hill Book Co. in New York City, and in addition has been responsible for some books either written or edited dur ing the past year in what might be called extracurricular activity. Thr lafost of these books is \The Cerebral-Palsied Child\ .subtitled, | \ A Guide for Parents.\ Written) by Winthrop M. Phelps M.D.,] Thomas W. Hopkins, Ph.D., and Mr. Cousins, the book stems from the triple viewpoints of a doctor, an educator, and the father of a handicapped child. Dr. Phelps, considered the out standing authority in the field, is connected with Johns Hopkins Uni versity and is head of the Chil dren's Rehabilitation Institute in Baltimore, Md. Dr. Hopkins is di rector of the A. Harry Moore School in Jersey City, N.J., a spe cial school for handicapped chil dren; and Mr. Cousins is the father of a handicapped boy. Published by Simon and Schust er last summer, and selling well after many favorable reviews, the book contains an introduction by Dean Roberts M.D., executive di rector of the National Society for Crippled Children and Adults, and a forward by Francis Horwich Ph. D., widely- known as Miss Francis of television's Ding-Dong School. The book has been endorsed by the United Cerebral Palsy Assn., whose executive director. Dr. Brewster Miller, had this to say about it: \ \This book will serve as a source of practical information, understanding and stimulation to all Americans concerned with the aftermath of brain damage, and the great impact on the life of the individual, his family and the community.\ In his introduction, Dr. Roberts referred to the publication of \The Cerebral-Palsied Child\ as \a mile stone in the relatively brief history of medical, professional and public attention to the special programs and needs of the cerebral-palsied\. Facts About CP Each year an average of seven cerebral-palsied children are born per 100,000 of our general popula tion, Mr. Cousins points out. One of seven of these children dies be fore six years of age, he continues and there are today about 275,000 cerebral-palsied persons under the age of 21. While complete recovery is prac tically unknown in cerebral' palsy, there Is a lot that can be done, Mr. Cousins says. However, he stresses that his is not an inspira tional book but one based upon the hard and true facts about cere bral palsy. It does not try to offer hope except where it honestly and reasonably can. Every cerebral-palsied child can Improve in line with his capabil ities, say the authors, provided he receives the proper physical training and education. The book explains exactly what the disease is; what causes it; early signs and symptoms; and the five main types of cerebral palsy. The physical defects associated with the disease are discussed, as are the basic treatments. Parents of afflicted children are told of tests that determine the child's ability to achieve. Care for such children at home and at spec ial schools is outlined. Mr. Cousins is turning over all his, royalties from the sale of the book to a fund for cerebral-palsied children. /*«IMnk\ Anthology A previous effort of Mr. Cou- ' sin* was the editing of \The Will to Think — A Treasury of Ideas and Ideals from the Pages ot 'Thmk' \. the International Busi ness Machines magazine. Farrar, Straus and Cudahy published it last spring. It contains a foreword written by Norman Cousins, editor ROBERT COUSINS of the Saturday Review and a brother of the Chappaqua man; and an introduction by Thomas J. Watson Sr.. written shortly before his death in 1956. The material in this book was compiled from 20 years of \Think\ the world-famous magazine which each month winds its way to homes and offices in Samoa. Bur ma, Pakistan. Ethiopia, and Bri tish East Airica, as well as most of Europe, to name a few of its international destinations. Reprints of its articles have been translat ed into foreign languages and cir culated by the U.S. State Dept. and the United Nations. From a star-studded list of contributors to \Thmk Mr. Cousins has chosen, among many others, such writers as Abbe Ernest Dimnet, Maurice Maeterlinck, Irwm Edman, Louis Bromfield, James R. Kilhan Jr., Archibald Rutledge. Paul Green, the Rev. Robert J. McCracken, the Rev. Daniel A. Poling, Sen. Alexander Wiley of Wisconsin, Roscoe Pound, Lewis W. Douglas, Dag Hammarskjold, Mario Pei, Vannevar Bush and Ralph J. Bunche. Mr. and Mrs. Cousins moved to this community from Riverdale, and before that lived in Mystic, Conn. They have two children: Candis, five, goes to kindergar ten at Roaring Brook School; and Peter, two, keeps his parents on the double at home. Mr. Cousins is a member of the Author's League of America and has been a frequent guest speaker at Ro tary and Kiwanis Club meetings. He plans to donate copies of his books to the Chappaqua Library. Grass Fire Starts Blaze Mount Kisco's second fire of the holiday season sent all village fire companies to the Hubbeli's Cross Road area the day before Christ mas. The alarm was sounded at 10:26 A.M. Fire Chief James Mattoni said slight damage was done to a frame structure occupied by Pro ficient Paint Co. He said empty paint cans had been burned out side the building and that fire ig nited grass. The grass fire burned out of control to the building, set ting it ablaze, Firemen quickly doused the flames. Chief Mattoni said damage was slight but added that the fire could easily have developed into a seri ous one had it occurred at night. green roping and wreaths, the pro duct of the community*wide bee so ablv run by the Bedford Garden Club and that Christmas touch, to the stark whiteness of the .qolon- nuae. Inside is the annually beautVj fuly lobby display arranged by tbjs. housekeeping department under' tne.\ personal direction of Mrs. Lee Trot ter. The center of attraction, is the traditional sleigh filled with color ful gifts including four red poinset- tas donated by Mrs. Carl Tucker, Further enhansing and filling out the room is a fancily ornamented tree donated by Mrs. Ernest Gray Silver tirisel shinning bright Red and green balls reflecting light Christmas ornaments on a tree- Make me feel like jumping ion glee by Malcolm Holmes A colorful array of gifts display ed on the shelves of the hospital ity shop enlivened the usual bub blmg atmosphere of this favorite haunt What would Christmas be like without carollers—even at the hos pital. Well the Northern Westches ter Hospital was certainly not lacking in this respect, for not only did the girls' choir from Saint Mary's in Katonan under the di rection of Mrs. W. J. Stokes fill the air with song, but so did a choral group representing the Presbyterian choir from Mount Kisco. I was walking one Christmas eve A carolers song I heard, It was so nice, gentle and gay, Almost as Sweet as a bird. by Diane Worfolk Well I guess it happens every year. Some little guy theoretically has the good fortune and honor to be born on the same day as the infant Jesus, but practically speak ing has the misfortune of having to sacrifice his birthday presents come December 25. Seriously speaking though, I'm sure no fin er Christmas present could have been presented to Mr. and Mrs. John Savage, as they were blessed with a baby boy at 12:27 A.M. Christmas morning. Mrs. Savage, by the way was a former hospital employee. Once their was a manger. Arid with the lamb 3 stranger -i ^bundJed up i., ^oaK 'ss^l&y! the little Christ%2slfft lay. CHRISTMAS MENU, Miss Lois G. Martin, -head of-the^ dietary department must also be complimented-for the fine job sh\e did in bringing the Christmas spi& it into the meals at - the North ern Westchester fiospitaL' »Tlie1 theme of the Christmas dinner was centered on . $h,e,-; (ftristna&s tree, while the.sundry exotic det |4cacies that , supitfemejited.,' chef Thomas Montgomery's twelfth con secutive Christmas dinner was-| Toast stuffed? turkey, sbast loin Q| pork* .or .lobster. V* f} - , •>-• • Mrs.. Florence. /J^Gormjck, a* niember of me'die^ry depart-, iiient, used muchj $J §nuity as .she By\ -Jfg8S* Martin Toys for Children I think that it is improbable that even if Scrooge donated the \im posing sum of $9.58 very few eye brows would be uplifted. When one considers, however, that this sum was earned and solicited for by three little Pleasantville boys) namely Robert Ewen, Jim Phil ips, and Bob McGray, ranging in ages from seven to ten, it begins to take on the magnanimous pro portions of one of our older don ors gifts. This heart-warming act of unselfishness set the tone for all the donations, and as you might have expected pediatrics was the center of attraction. The South Sa lem Cub Scouts under the dire- tion of Ed Wesley donated and dec orated a tree, under which was a various assortment of toys. The Masons and Eastern Star of Mt. Kisco Masonic Temple, presented bags of candy, games and balloons to the children, while Mrs. B. S. Holdemess created an \almost too good to eat\ ginger bread house for them. Christmas is a tune of loving and understanding It is a time when we Give and Receive gifts, by Wynne Greene As is his custom, Dr. Leroy Heck presented the staff with L.P. rec ords to be played on the new Hi Fi given to the staff last year. The medical staff, in turn, gave baskets of fruit to all the employ ees. Not to be left out of things, the nurses received & various as sortment .of gifts fijpm many^bf the grateful patients*\ they^ havt helped. r ' combined appletwWinarshmal^J^.- 111 ®PW Castle, 1958 Passes With Problems * » Pajpfelng, Zoning, And ^feFeation Still Unsolved Failure to-reach* ah agreement on the fopinatiori of a ^parking district forLXJhappaqua's business section; completion ^ of the new Town HighwayNDept, garage; an nouncement^ plans to construct f^^, v telephoije- and post office, ^jnli^rngs -Sh'* Chappaqua; .initial i^bjngs *JEdr a New Castle rec reation site; and formation' of the iJCfilppaqua .Chamber 'Orchestra 3$ere amongst the highlights of lows to create thTfe^hpst 1 appetiz ing looking SahfaVClauses you have ever seen^ The^ Pleasantville Newcomers Society^aihd Cub Scout pack 31 frpm Yorktbwn Heights, v represented by Randy Losb, alsov utilized marshmallows very effect tively, as they molded them into\ small tray favors that looked like snowmen and lanterns. The Christmas atmosphere was evinced even in the employees din ing room, as the traditional Swed ish chimes, choir boys and Christ mas music added variety and har mony to a delicious buffet turkey dinner with all the trimmings. A wreath and a center piece donat ed by the Chappaqua Garden Club were the focal center of attrac tion. At the same time, a Christ mas painting by the prominent lo cal artist Frank Nicolet set in a wooden frame made by Harmon B. Martin, did much to instill this atmosphere. The Rusticus Club also donated many cleverly made boxes which contained a good part of the Christmas Eve supper trays which were distributed personally by Santa Claus in the person of Rev. John H. Baker of Pound Ridge To make things brighter for those members of the hospital staff who had to be on duty, checks for special delicacies were gi^en the dietician by the Womens Auxil iary and Mrs. James L, Cox 7 'of Bedford Hills. Other important matters includ ed a request s by the New York Central Railroad for tax relief; purchase of ; the Chappaqua sta tion by the Town for $25,000; elec tion.'of Hamilton Hicks as Justice of *the 1 Peace;** and the appear ance of Gov. Nelson A. Rockefel ler at a political rally at Horace Gjreeley High School. Tragedy struck Chappaqua late in* the year, when on Halloween night a fire raced through the \A aniiary 1 Brings a 91st Birthday Mrs. Ella McNeil of Moo'-e Avenue ninety-one years old on New Year's Day. will mark the dav quietly with her children, grardchildren and a brother and his family, who will come to her home to congratulate her. Mrs. McNe-1 ordinarily enjoys excellent health but a virus infec tion which has settled in her sinus area has slowed her down a iit- tle, so that the annual open house will have be abandoned for Ihe smaller family party. Mrs McNe-' has three daugh ters and is the matriarch of five liv ; ng generations. She lives with Mri. George Wright and Mrs. Elsie Osborre. Arother daughter Mrs. Edwin Lee, lives in Bedford Hills There are 12 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren and two greai-great-gtandchildren. A son, Alexander McNeil died some years ago. Mrs. McNeil, thoe former Ella McLaughlin was born on a farm, now the home of the Alexander T. Baldwins in Bedford Center. Her parerts were the late Mary ard Thomas McLaughlin. Mrs. McNeil enjoyed the decor ated Christmas tree, which was a gift from the Senior Group membership, one of her favorite social groups, when she is well. Stock Exchange Cooperating On Adult School Lectures 6 A series of nine lectures given in cooperation with the New York Stock Exchange will comprise one of the 17 courses to be given in the new term of Chappaqua's Adult School which begins this month. \Securities and Investing\ will meet Tuesday evenings beginning Jan. 13, at 8:15 at the Robert E. Bell School. The lectures will be given by representatives of Stock Exchange member firms, most of whom are Chappaqua residents. Each has had wide professional ex perience in the securities business, and is well qualified to discuss his subject. Each lecture will be followed by a question and answer period mod erated by another local resident prominent in the securities and in vesting field. Purpose of the course is, natural ly educational. The speakers will not give any \hot tips\ on the market, but will cover a wide range of investment subjects. The Stock Exchange has also^arranged to make available helpful booklets and other take-home materials, for further reading and study. Donald Whitney, at member of *he Adult School' Advisory Commit tee, is the chief coordinator for the course and will also moderate one of the lectures. The following schedule has been announced: .\Why Stocks and Bonds?\: speaker, Eugene Smith Jr.* of 1 Mer rill, Lynch, moderator, William Hsi, Merrill, Lynch, f ' • \Types of Securities\: speaker, Lant S. Abernathy of R. W. Press- prich; moderator, Carol Stolle, G. A. Saxton. \New York Stock Exchange and The Broker\: speaker, Edwin Le- fevre of De Coppet and'Doremus; moderator, Elmer L. Fingar, Na tional Bank of Westchester. \Objectives of Your Investment Program\: speaker, G. Norman Scott of Estabrook; moderator, Richard Wilson, Home Insurance. \Information Investors Should Have and Where to Get It\: speak er, Robert Meek of Smith, Barn ey; moderator, Walter J. Gruber of Smith, Barney. \How to Read the Financial Page\; speaker, George Barone of Ira Haupt; moderator, Robert Weil of Ira Haupt. \How to Read and Interpret Financial Reports\: speaker, Wil liam Kabbash of Halle & Steiglitz;, moderator, Stanley Halle, Halle & Steiglitz. \Sound Methods of Investing\: speaker, Thomas Hockstader of L. F. Rothschild; moderator, Dopald Whitney, Commercial Union Group. \Advanced and Speculative In vesting Techniques\: speaker, a representative from Paihe, Webb er; moderator, Francis MiUett, Marine Midland Trust. Fee\ for the course is $4.50. Further information- may be se cured from Arthur Bleemer, direc tor j)f the -Adult School; .at the Rob ert E. Bell School, Chappaqua 1- 3300. GLIDING over the ice on the pond at the Elizabeth Milbank Anderson Home are Nancy and Janet Gaffney, daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Bernard J. Gaffney of 55 Ridgewood Terrace. Nancy, the younger of the two does a good job of supporting her older sister Epicurean Feasts For Males Were Once In Order Jan. 1 A warm and vivid account of a New Year's Day Open House in Rochester, N. Y. during the 80's appears in condensed form from \Grandfather Stories\ by Samuel Hopkins Adams, in the January Reader's Digest. It was pre-eminently a mascu line day, the author recalls, for the ladies stayed at home, cast in the role of providers, while young men and old made the rounds from high noon to 6 p m., \eating their voracious way like a swarm of social locusts\. For the young Sam Adams and his cousins, the round of social calls was a kind of debut, the first public tryout of manners formed at Miss Quinby's dancing class. \It was thus something of an or deal\ says Mr. Adams, \the rig ors of which were mitigated only by the prospect of the richest cui sine o? the year. We knew, for in stance, that the\ Brewsters would serve five kinds of pie; that the Rogers' chicken salad was beyond all competition; that the Stedmans could be relied upon for that rar est of luxuries, scalloped oysters; and what was known as Charlotte 'Roosh' attained its apex of deli cacy at Miss Ada Kent's.\ Sam and his cousins, John and Sireno Adams, were equipped with all such gastronomic information on the New Year's Day of his \de but\ in 1881. The boys were lined up for scrutiny by their elders be fore they left on their rounds, and interminable instructions were hurled at them: \Don't track snow in the house. Be sure to greet the hostess be fore eating and to say good-by be fore leaving. Take off gloves be fore shaking hands. Bow as Miss Quinby taught. Don't start tag- you're-it or any other game in- [doors. Don't,ask for a second help ing. Act like little gentlemen ev erywhere.\ Says Mr. Adams, \it was a large and depressing order.\ The House Tour The boys started at the Cham- berlin house, \each struggling to be last\ and bumbled through that and the next few*calls \with out open disgrace\. Presently, says the author,; \our shyness evaporat ed in , the simple warmth of the day's greetings. By an impercept ible transitipn^wejbecame polished men of me'-worlds Their first setback came -as.they approached the Rochester mahsion.- wher§ a 'basket hu£g- to the doon meant that the family was away and the caller was to leave his card and return the next year There were several other baskets on that block, and so eventually the boys arrived at the home of Miss Ada Kent, \a brisk little cricket of 25, a predestined old maid\. John Adams' distressing little disaster in front of the Kent gate paved the way for a hilarious in cident that crowns the charming memoir and should be read in the author's own words in the Jan uary Digest. Suffice it to say here that a scarfpm hastily recruited to take the place Of three highly essential buttons from John's short pants, combined with desperate adjust ments and a hasty exit from a table set with a large, snowy da mask tablecloth, all combined to result, a year later, in the pres ence of a basket inhospitably dang ling from Miss Ada Kent's door knob. \It may have been the aft ermath of oJhn's mischance,\ says Mr. Adams. \Or it may have been a non sequitur. Nobody knows.\ This story is appealing holiday literary fare. Restoration Fund Drive Now At $145 Chappaqua Postmaster James J. Harrigan reports that contribu tions for the restoration of \Old MacDonald's Farm\ at the Eliza beth Milbank Anderson Home tot al $145.50 to date. An appeal for funds to replace the building and animals destroyed in the Dec. 13 fire was published in last week's issue of the New Castle Tribune. Mr. Harrigan voiced the hope that someone having a small shed or outbuilding to replace the small barn which burned will donate it to house the sheep, goats, ratxj bits, ducks and chickens which will be purchased with the contribu tions received, or will be donated by persons who want to replace .the children's pets. , Contributors to date are; Henry S. Glazier, Jr., $100; Edwin Le- Fevre, Jr., $10; Thomas H. Hock stader, $25; James J. Harrigan, $5; Jijdge Hamilton Hicks, $5; and an anonymous person, 50 cents* home of Jacob A. Evans on Camp- fire Rd. taking ihe life of four- year-old Virginia \Ginger\ Evans. Early in October, Anna Berns- trom, a young miss from Stock holm, Sweden arrived in Chappa qua as an American Field Service student. Bibi Besch and Chris Kel ly-from Horace Greeley returned to Chappaqua after completing a year as AFS students in Europe. Bibi spent her year in Greece and Chris went to Belgium. During the Christmas holidays the teen canteen was opened for the first time. Set up in the caf eteria of the Robert E. Bell School, the canteen was named \Brig 'n Teen\. I \The Skin of Our Teeth\ a Broadway hit comedy, was pre sented as the annual production by the senior class of Horace Greeley on Nov. 21 and 22. The three-act mystery melodrama \Un cle Harry\ sponsored by the Chap paqua Lions Club and produced by the Chappaqua Drama Group was given on Dec. 4, 5, and 6. On Oct. 9, the formation of the Chappaqua Chamber Orchestra was announced. The orchestra be came a reality after months of planning and is designed to con tribute to the cultural life of New Castle. Parking Problems More than a year ago, the mer chants of Chappaqua conceived a plan to provide for off-street park ing and formed a parking district pledging $25,000 for the plan's de velopment. The original plan call ed for the exchange between the Town and School Board of the Town-owned recreation field on Greeley Ave. arid the School-owned property behind the^ stores on Greeley Ave. After weeks of ne gotiating, an alternate plan was presented to the merchants by the Town Board and was readily re fused. The possibility of reaching a^sqhjLiion ..was. strengthened- when- the Board of Education agreed to appear at an open meeting on Jan. 14 of the current year to try to expedite a mutual agreement. Co- sponsored by the New Castle League of Women Voters and the Chappaqua Lions Club, the meet ing will feature a panel composed of two members each from the Town Board, the School Board, and the Chappaqua Chamber of Com merce. On Dec. 9, a public hearing was held on the 1959 New Castle budg et. The meeting was attended by many residents of Mount Kisco who sought relief from what was termed \double taxation\. Recreation Issue The idea of a New Castle rec reation site and pool came into the spotlight during the summer when Mount Kisco limited the num ber of residents using its pool who lived outside the village to 60. The New Castle Recreation Commis sion, after months of surveying and studying a possible recreation site recommended that the Town purchase the Turner property on Hardscrabble Rd. At an open meet ing in December, the commission told of its plans to develop the site. The year ended with a contro versial note when the PlannVg Board recommended that 1,380 acres of land south of Millwood Rd. and west of the New York Central Railroad property be re- zoned from one to two acre plots. The plan was presents! to the Town Board, but a decision was not reached. The next hearing on the upzoning was set for Jan. 13 of this year. These were some of the high lights of 1958. What kind of a year will 1959 be? No one really can answer that question, but it prom ises to be an interesting one... a year everyone hopes will mark the solutions to many of tjie commun ity's - problems*. \ New Castle Board Defers Vote On 1,380-Acre Rezoning The New Castle Town Board didn't reach a decision last Tues day on the upzoning of 1,380 acres in the town after there had been hours of argument on the subject. More than 100 citizens attended the opening hearing, and a maj ority of them had something to say about the rezoning. Four at torneys spoke for groups in favor of or opposed to the proposed zon ing change recommended by the Planning Board. And a number of taxpayers voiced their opposition. The Planning Board has recom mended that 1,380 acres south of Millwood Rd. and West of the New York Central Railroad Property be rezoned from one to two acre plots. Manuel S. Emanuel of Frederick P. Clark & Assoc., planning con sultants, Rye, presented the pro posed zoning changes. They include the rezoning of some New Castle Property from one to one-half acre and the rezoning of some business property. Emanuel went through the pro posed changes without an interrup tion until he presented the upzon ing of the 1,380 acres. Then, attorney Frank Nardozzi, representing Bueti Building Corps, erupted. He said that morals, safe ty, health and density of popula tion should be considered when there was a zoning change. Con sidering these things, he said, there is no reason for a change He wound up a 14-minute speech by saying it \Isn't American, isn't moral, and on top of that, it isn't legal.\ ' k State Senator Frank McCullough of Rye, who represents 33 taxpay ers South of Roaring Brook Rd., presented a petition to the Board in opposition to the upzoning. He said that the. 33 represented 94 per cent of the property owners The zoning change was protested by Attorney Henry Hofheimer Jr., School Finds It's Cheaper to Buy by Item The Chappaqua Board of Educa tion last Monday learned that it could economize-by buying general school supplies by the item rather than by purchasing them under an overall contract. So the Board placed orders for supplies totaling $6,140 wih five supply houses. The five suppliers had been ask ed to submit overall bids and bids by the item. Two teachers were appointed to fill vacancies created by instruct ors going on maternity leave. Miss Suzanne Russian, a graduate of Fresno-State College and the Uni versity of Souther California, will teach music at the Robert E. Bell School. She will replace Mrs. Agnes Betts Jan. 5. ;Mrs. Rita Cooney, a former Chappaqua teacher, will replace Mrs. William Korman as third- fcade injstxuctor Jan. 19. who represents the Westchester Builders Assn., who claimed it was \illegal and immoral.\ He pre sented a petition to the Board signed by citizens whom he said owned 520 acres in the area. No one spoke in favor of the upzoning until Attorney David Nie- renberg presented the case of 46 property owners in the area whom he said owned 497 acres. He said he represented a group that orgin- ally requested the upzoning in 1956. Nierenberg claimed that 80 per cent of the people in the area were in favor of the upzoning. Ho presented the petition presented the Board by Senator McCullough because, he calimed, the majority of the signers didn't live in the area that would be affected. After the heated discussion about the 1,380 acres, the proposed up- zoning of about 120 acres in the business area was presented with only one protest. It concerned re zoning that would allow the Read ers Digest to expand its plant. The protest was made by property owners in the area because of the extra traffic it would create. The next hearing on the pro posed upzoning will be held Jan. 13. 17 New Castle Residents Are Trial Jurors The Office of the CommissJfJner of Jurors has announced that 17 residents of New Castle served jury duty for the month of De cember. Included in the list was Howard G. Kensing of. Mount Kis co who served as Grand Juror. Trial Jurors from Chappaqua were: Arthur J. Benson, Seven Bridges Rd.; Doris H. Gibson, Ply mouth Rd.;-Louise M. Mosley, Roaring Brook Rd.; Ralph Skeels, Jr., Orchard Ridge Rd.; Ruth B. Bierbach, Hardscrabble Rd.; Wil liam C. Atwater, Old Mill Rd.; Herman G. Hinck, Skywood Rd.; Lawrence T. Kugelman, Marcourt Dr.; Marvin W. Long, Marcourt Dr.; Victor I. Mitchell, Alden Rd.; Louise S. Wallace, Valley View; and William P. McCaffree, Jr., Douglas Rd. Frances Bresilley of Millwood served as a Trial Juror. Residents of Mount Kisco sew ing as Trial Jurors were: James F. Adams, Charlotte C. Huse, and John D. Stelle. Mount Kisco Driver Injured Near Armonk Michael A. Berry, twenty-five, Kisco Gardens Apartments, Mount Kisco, suffered lacerations on his forehead and nose when his car crashed through a fence early (Christmas morning after he lost control of it on Rt. 22 four miles south of Armonk. Hie was treated*.at ths White; Plains Hospital and- released^ '