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1 t:/ Serving New Castle 31 Years—No. 41 CHAPPAQUA, N. Y., THURffe&Y, JANUARY 29,1959 PRICE FIVE CENTS School Building A Speciality, But Expensive, Lions Club Told \School building has become big business. Schools have become a specialty, along with factories, hospitals and other kinds of build­ ings. Specialization produces im­ provements but it has its price.\ These were the words of John G. Kheiling, consulting engineer for Kauffeld-Devenco Inc., engineer­ ing-architecture firm in New York City, as he addressed the Chap- paqua Lions Club at its regular meeting on Thursday of last week Mr. Kneiling specializes in in­ dustrial buildings and engineering applied to City Planning. His sev enteen years of experience covers outstanding work on highways and the modernization and structural ctesign of industrial buildings Mr. Kneiling said, \to gain the benefits and still not pay the price demands a carefully planned de sign organization. Design teams made up of men currently en gaged in several specialities must work on each job. In fRis way each can be skilled in his field and still permit each job to profit from^current progress in all fields of building design. \To attain this result without becoming a\jack of all trades\ is difficult. But it is the only way in.which school clients can be of­ fered the best professional design service.\ Cites Examples Citing examples, Mr. Kneiling said that there are details and techniques used in industrial build ing that could profitably be used in school work. However, he point ed out, men and organizations who do industrial work seldom en­ counter schools and vice versa. He said, \there are cost-cutting de­ vices in shopping centers rarely found in schools although a mod­ ern suburban elementary school sembles a modern suburban shopping center.\ In the field of interiors, too, Mr. Kneiling said, there is room for learning from other specialities. Movable partitions, or expendable partitions are common in com­ mercial buildings. In such build­ ings services, structure and other fixed parts are laid out so that as much as possible of the space is flexible in its use. Subdivision is then treated as a temporary construction, capable of being modified at will to meet changing needs. However, he explained, such adaptability is rare in in­ stitutional buildings. Schools, par­ ticularly, are exposed to obsoles­ cence due to either changing pop­ ulation patterns or development of new school requirements. When the original building can be used for nothing ^clse. then the com­ munity has no choice but to con­ tinue its use, obsolete or not. he said. Urges Exchange of Ideas Mr. Kneiling said, \the theme oi this discussion is that a more prompt and free exchange of ideas among various building design specialists is needed in order to make bettor designs available to building users. Such a purpose can best be served by the creating of a design organization in which a wide variety of specialized work is conducted under single manage­ ment and supervision. To assure high quality in planning and con­ struction each class of work must be executed by a competent spec­ ialist in the work involved 1 and each job must receive attention from a team of specialists so that each job profits from the skills of all.\ He explained that meeting these two conditions requires a large and diverse practice, with a high proportion of skilled, specialized men, something a small, one-man office or vast \plan factory\ can­ not offer. \Each job must be handled through management to the execution stage in the hands of competent, professional men at all stages, with specific profes­ sional responsibility throughout,\ he said. Only in this- way can building users obtain the advan­ tages of modern, specialized skills without paying the price in limit­ ed breadth of experience. Fred Ray. president of the Chap­ paqua Lions Club arranged the appearance of Mr. Kneiling through Erie Brizard«of Hillholme, a field engineer for Kauffeld - Devenco. Meth Recalls 1933 Revolt- With Batista On Other Side I By C. ROGER HORLBECK • For those sceptics who claim that history doesn't repeat itself —sit up and take notice! The re­ cent Cuban revolution is almost a perfect picture of the 1933 re­ volt, in which the now-ousted Pres­ ident Fulgencio Batista rose to power. Today the Castro regime is shouting loud and united that Batista and his followers who fled Jan. 1 be returned to Cuba to pay -for their \war crimes.\ The crys were the same 25-years ago, but it was Batista at the helm, then, demanding the return of Gen. Ge- rirdd^bgnier -president/ and > Gen Albert ^---^-^----^^ of .the briEiaht-Action'of '£ prom­ inent Chappaqua attorney, Jason Meth. _ 1 Like Machado, Batista has fled to the Dominican Republic for po­ litical asylum. Machado was then pressured out of that country and sought refuge in Europe. Two years later he was discovered in Canada. He then came to th Uni­ ted States to have an operation performed at Murray Hill Hospital in New York City where he was placed under arrest Nov. 26, 1937 on an old extradition warrant charging embezzlement of $80 mil lion and the murder of 17 civilians. The warrant for the arrest of Gen. Herrara, who was Provision­ al President of Cuba for one day after Machado's resignation on Aug. 12, 1933, was issued in New York City on May 11, 1934. It charged murder and was believed to have dealt with the killing of 20 persons when the soldiery fired into crowds celebrating a false re­ port that became a reality. At that time Gen. Herrara was head of the Machado cabinet as Secre­ tary of War and Navy and act ing Secretary of State. Bitterly Hated As head of the military machine that kept President Machado in power despite wide popular oppo sition, he was hated almost as 1 , bitterly -as Machado himself, and \ was held responsible for issuing) orders that resulted in the killing, > torture and imprisonment of many students and other opponents of the Machado dictatorship. The extradition warrant for Gen. Herrara was dismissed on Feb. 6, 1935. The warrant for extradition' of Gen. MACHADO WAS DISMISS. of Gen. Machado was dismissed' on Dec. 28, 1937 by Commissioner Garret cotter who said, \the crime of murder is so interwov- en with the warp and woof of political commotion and revolution­ ary agitations, that it is hard to tell where one ends and the other begins. Under such circumstances, when two reasons equally potent exist, the character of the offense shall be made according to the provision of law which shall be most favorable to the accused.\ Mr. Meth contended that \The policy of our country since our revolution has been to maintain it as a haven for the political re­ fugee. Had Napoleon after Water­ loo come to this country as he, had ' contemplated he would not haye.^died afc St.. Helena. The Ion, FUND CAMPAIGN leaders for the 1959 Annual Red Cross Fund Drive meet at the home of John G. Zeiger, 14 Plymouth Rd., Chappaqua Mr Zeiger explains details of the drive which will be held the first week in Feb­ ruary to, left to right, Mrs. Da­ vid V. Buchanan, 40 Aldridge Rd.- treasurer for the fund drive; Mrs. Robert Chuckrow, 225 Millwood Rd.. and Mrs. Ed­ ward Warren of 51 Spring La., both residential area captains. Area captains not present for the photograph were Mrs. Wal­ ter Conn of Bedford Rd., and Mrs. Philip Kirk, 80 High Way. Mr. Zeiger is Chappaqua Fund Drive Chairman—Staff Photo Doctor,Lawyer,Baker,Broker Among Orchestra Members A viola-playing physician, a law- yer-violinist, a baker who plays the bassoon and a stock broker- 'cellist: the Chappaqua Chamber Orchestra, whose premiere con­ cert will be presented on Feb. 7 in the Horace Greeley High School Auditorium, brings together a col­ orful cross section of suburbanites representing widespread profes­ sions and occupations. A Chappaqua attorney, David E. Nierenberg, with offices at 142 King Street and in New York City with the Bondy and Schloss law firm, first drew a bow across a violin when he was eight years old. Throughout his career as a student, in the Navy and as a professional man, music has play­ ed an important role. While a stu­ dent at Yale Law School, Nieren­ berg was a member of the Yale Symphony Orchestra. As a Navy gunnery officer in World War II, his violin was aboard ship, and;he played in a sail6r-orphestraVr Since the.war ;he has.-play^d^iniiY^pu); H^;ci,ted^theMiUingness., ..... land, to'permit fne%rmfer^-Katser! to make his home therel Possible Precedent Set It will be interesting to observe what will happen to Batista and his key-followers. If he comes to the United States, chances are an extradition warrant will be wait­ ing for him. Perhaps it will be dismissed because of the prece­ dent set by Mr. Meth's defense of Machado and Ferrara. Mr. Meth, who lives with his wife and two sons at 780 Hard- scrabble Rd.. is Executive Vice President of American Savings arid Loan Association, New York City. He is president and director of Fourth Avenue Assn. of New York, vice president and director of the Chappaqua Lions Club, and a di rector of the Chappaqua Chamber of Commerce. JASON METH Adult School Registered 348. Only 2 Courses Withdrawn A total of 348 registered for the 17 courses offered in the winter term of Chappaqua's Adult School which started Jan. 12, District Principal Douglas G. Grafflin told the Board of Education of District 4 at its Monday night meeting at the Robert E. Bell School. However, two courses — \Theatre Workshop\ and \Woodworking\ had to be dropped because of in­ sufficient interest, so actual en­ rollment in the school is 333 adults, taking 15 courses. Mr. Grafflin told the Board he was \impressed with the figures\ because many adult schools drop from 25 to 50 per cent of the courses offered originally, due to insufficient .enrollment. Most popular course is \Secur­ ities and Investing\ for which 68 people signed' u,. \Spanish 1\ proved so popular that another ses sion was scheduled and 47 adults are regstered in the two classes. The two courses offered in coop eration with New York University. \Looking At Modern Painting\ and \Ways of Mankind\ have drawn 20 to 23 registrations re­ spectively. Complete registration figures are as follows: \Advanced French\ 25; \Art of Writing\ 14; \French 1\ 23; \Driver Training\ which starts in March, seven; \Garden­ ing for Home Owners\ 12; \Jew­ elry Design\ 18; \Looking at Mo­ dern Painting\ 20; \Rug Hook­ ing\ 14; \Securities and Invest­ ing\^; \Studio Painting\ 12;, \Sewing 1\. 13; \Spanish 1\ 47; \Typing 1\. 19; \Watercolor Paint ing\ 18; \Ways of Mankind\ 23. POOL COMMITTEE SOUGHT Robert Francis, Supt. of Rec­ reation in the Town of New Castle has announced that there will be a meeting tonight (Thursday) at the Town Hall at 8:15 p.m. for the purpose of forming a Swimming Pool Committee.He asks that any­ one interested in serving on the comirjifctee attend the meeting. u Chappaqua Orchestral Association.\ Pays for Studies The*viola was instrumental in financing Dr. Arthur Bier's study of medicine. Now Chief of Medi­ cal Clinics at the New York Met­ ropolitan Hospital, Dr. Bier, who lives in Pleasantville, was a mem­ ber of the City Orchestra of Co­ logne (Germany) under Otto Klem perer's direction at the age of 15 His earnings as a professional mu sician provided the funds for his education in medicine. He came to the United States 21 years ago and has since achieved a national reputation as an internal medicine specialist. Although he has played viola in various informal chamber groups in recent years, the Chap­ paqua Chamber Orchestra is the first musical organization he has joined in many years. Gordon Stott, 'cellist with the Chappaqua orchestra, has been in the brokerage and investment banking business since 1929. He is currently a partner of the broker­ age firm A. G. Edwards & Sons, New York. Stott has played the cello since he was seven years old. He has been an avid chamber mu­ sic player all of his adult life. Among his varied \extra-curricu­ lar\ activities is his three-times- a-week Wall Street commentary program on Radio Station WVIP, Mount Kisco. At precisely 10:30 p.m. during Chappaqua Oamber Orchestra re­ hearsals, bassoonist John Brieten- bach quietly disassembles his bas­ soon and hurries off to start his midnight shift as a baker at Brei- tenbach Bakerier in Tarrytown. He has been dividing his time be­ tween the ovens and the bassoon for 16 years, having been a mem­ ber of the Mount Vernon Sym­ phony, the Westchester Symphony and the Hudson Valley Symphony successively. While doing his stint; in the armed forces, he played bassoon with the First Army Band. Minister with Group Briarcliff Congregational, Church minister Rev Ricrhard Beebe plays clarinet in the Chappaqua orches- tra. A Clarinetist since the age of ten, Rev. Beebe helped put him­ self through college' and Hartford Seminary by playing in and direct-? ing dance orchestras. Two sum­ mers he played in the orchestras of cruise ships. Since becoming a minister he has remained very ac­ tive in musical circles, having played* clarinet with community or­ chestras in Brookline, Mass., Tor- rington, Conn, and more recently, with the Hudson Valley Sumphony Orchestra. Chappaqua Chamber Orchestra oboist Norman Leyden is a tele-' vision orchestra director and com­ poser. He directed the orchestra and composed the music for CBS- TV's famed $64,000 Question and has also conducted the \Arthur Godfrey Show\ orchestra. Former* ly an oboist with the National\ Or- chestrarAssooiaUon Orchestra .un­ der Leon Barzin, ..Leyden founded and is conductor of the Westches­ ter Youth Symphony. Violinist Dorothy Flynn is a Pleasantville housewife, an occu- 8 pational group aho represented by Lillian Haskms. violin, and Lonna Evans, 'cello, o, Chappaqua. Mrs. Flynn, mother of three children, holds a B A. and a Master of Mu­ sic degree, formerly taught music in the Walla Walla, Wash, schools. She met her husband at Columbia University School of Music, where their mutua 1 faculty advisor ad­ vised them to get married. The teaching profession is rep­ resented in the Chappaqua Cham­ ber Orchestra by Chappaqua teach­ ers Morton Ross, violin, and,Frank Siemann, t r u m j e t, Briarcliff teacher, Corcer .aster Sidney Po- livnick, Bedford teacher Caroline Woods, viola and Alan Brmason, clarinet, who »s Director of the Mount Kisco Schorl of Music and Dance. Flutist Clifford Jackson is a com­ mercial artist. Oboist Jean Lewis is a student at Mannes School in New York. Bassist Stanley Kond- ziela is a postman. . >. , The -€hap?Daqua ,. ; Chamber Ori mm harpist' witl _ the CBS Orchestra will appear as soloist' for the pre­ miere concert Feb. 7 Full College Program For 70% From HGHS A study of the post-high-school careers of the past six graduat­ ing classes of Horace Greeley High School was presented to the Board of Education at its meet­ ing Monday night at the Robert E. Bell School by District Princi­ pal Douglas G. Grafflin. The greatest percentage of each class, by far, goes to four-year colleges, the study showed, with an average for the six years of 70 per cent. The percentage rose steadily each year from 1953 through 1958, except for a dip in 1957. The figures are as follows: Class of 1953, 68 pupils, 61 per cent; 1954, 52 pupils, 69 per cent; 1955, 76 pupils, 72 per cent; 1956, 67 pupils, 74 per cent; 1957, 81 pupils, 69 per cent; 1958, \ 98 pu­ pils, 75 per cent. The next largest percentage goes to two-year Qr vocational col­ leges. The amount averages 20 per cent over\ the-lsix year'peri- breaks;^#;i.a$/ifqilo.wst Mrs. Quinby Dies At 87 At Her Home Funeral services were held on Monday fo Mrs. Sadie Washburn Quinby, eighty-seven, who died on Saturday at her home, 11 Elm PL, Chappaqua. Death was due to a cerebral hemorrhage suffered that morning. The services at the Beecher Funeral Home, Pleasant- \ were followed by interment in Fair Ridge Cemetery. Mrs. Quinby, the widow of James Sidney Quinby, was a mem­ ber of ont of the community's most illustrious families. Her hus­ band was for many years a build­ er and civic leader in Northern Westchester and was a direct de­ scended of che Quaker family that settl I Chappaqua in 1730. Mr. and Mrs. Quinby were members of the C\ appaqua Friends Meeting. The daughter of John Wesley and Mary Jane Ross Washburn, Mrs. Quinbv was born in Ossining on Nov. 10, 1871. At the age of six­ teen, she came to Chappaqua to teach in a one-room district school house located near the intersec­ tion of Bedford and Whippoorwill Rds., and later in a school near the present New Castle Town Hall. She and Mr. Quinby were mar­ ried 1896. Mr. and Mrs. Quinby wintered in Florida every year from 1919 un­ til his death in 1940. They owned citrus groves near Eustis, Fla. Mrs. Quinby was^ a member of the King's Daughters for more than 50 years. She also belonged to the Missionary Society of Friends; to the Woman's Club of Eustis; and for a number of years was secretary of the District Nurs­ ing Assn. Survivors include a brother, Franklin B Washburn of Ossin­ ing; a daughter, Mrs. James R. Cook of Thousand Island Park, N. Y. and Puerto-Rico; two sons, Carleton B. Quinby of Chappaqua and Sidney Quinby of Copake, N.Y., nine grandchildren; and 10 great­ grandchildren. Koutzen Breaks Leg; Concert Unaffected Dr. Boris Koutzen, Conductor of the Chappaqua Chamber 'Orches­ tra, suffered three fractures of his leg in a fall on his icy driveway at his home in Pleasantville on Jan. 20. He was released from Northern Westchester Hospital, Mount Kisco, on Tuesday and is recoverning at his home. Dr. Koutzen announced that the Premiere Concer> Qf the Chappa­ qua Chamber Orchestra would go on as scheduled at 8:40 p.m., Sat­ urday, Feb. 7, uf the Horace Gree­ ley High School auditorium. Re­ hearsals will also follow the orig­ inal schedule of 8:15 pin., Tues­ day, Feb. 3, 8 p.m„ Friday, Feb. 6, and 4 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 7. p^. centals 49 per 'cent, A -small'' percentage :r goes ihto the armed forces'- directly -r after graduation from high school. For the six year period, the average is less than three per cent: 1953, one per cent; 1954, four per cent; 1955, eight per cent; 1956, one per cent; 1957, two per cent; 1958, one per cent. Jobs or \other\ make up the balance of the after-high-school destinations: 1953, 17 per cent; 1954, 14 per cent; 1955, two per cent; 1956, two per cent; 1957, three per cent; 1958, five per cent. Also discussed at the meeting was the \Schedule C Committee\ composed of Mr. Grafflin, Robert Haigh of the Robert E. Bell fac­ ulty, and Mrs. Warren Lynch of the Board of Education. The com­ mittee evaluates courses taken by faculty members to place them in the \C\ classification, and rec­ ommends transfer to that sched­ ule when requirements are meet. There are three schedules for teachers in the Chappaqua schools, Mrs. Lynch \ explained: Schedule A, B and C. In the first category are teachers who have bachelors! degrees; in the second are those with masters' degrees or 30 hours beyond their 'bache­ lors' degrees; Schedule C is for teachers who haye 60 hours be­ yond their bachelors'- degrees-, or the' equivalent in travel,- experi­ ence, etc., .subject to '-approval. .,—_,„„^,,™- I _. ISsiMcto™^^. .teacheri's; background- can 'be filled upon advice from the committee, Mrs. Lyncn added,' in that it would recommend that study be concen­ trated in areas needed. The Board approved transfer of Morton Ross, instrumental music teacher at Horace Greeley, to Schedule C, at a salary change from B8, $6,800 to C8, $7,000. Also approved were General Ac­ count bills of $5,723.86, and Inter­ nal Account bills of $450. Young GOP to Hear County D .A. Joseph Gagliardi, Republican- elect District Attorney of West­ chester County, will be the guest speaker at the February meeting of the Young 'Republican Club of North County. The meeting will be held at 8 p.m., Feb. 4, at the Chappaqua American Legion Post 453 hall on N. Greeley Ave. Mr. Gagliardi's topic will be \The Workings of the District At­ torney's Office.\ He is the first in a series of several prominent speakers which have been engaged for future meetings of the Young Republican Club of North County. Because of Mr. Gagliardi's promi­ nent position in the Westchester political organization, the Club's publicity chairman, Charles Ded- de, urges everyone interested to attend. Prior to Mr. Gagliardi's talk, a business meeting will be held start- ing at 7:30 p.m. Among the coming events of the Young Republican Club of North County are a card party to be held on Feb. 27, the time and place of which will be announced at a later date, and a skiing trip to Mount Snow, Vt.- on March 7 and 8. The trip to Mount Snow will include skating and swimming in a heated pool. Mr. Dedde asks that anyone interested in the trip con­ tact him at CH 1-0626. Off-Street Parking Viewed By A Citizen A PLEA Last week a meeting in this Town took place / To put before its citizens Issues too long debated in our midst for So-called Town improvements. , These problems were not new Each warring faction made quite clear its stand. When they were through, to one's dismay Demand u.pon the citizen for self-expression was too late There were no open channels for debate. Closed minds we met—entrenched indomitable, Minds sensitive to past antagonisms Had lost their power to negotiate. THE TRADESMEN The tradesmen want more off-street parking There may be those who cannot see this need for them just n^w But surely, can we not respect their look into the future, Bow to their willingness to share with us the cost? These are wealthy men. They have a right to fear encroachments near Backed by funds larger than they together can provide. Their business could be lost. They could not hide. To whom are. they to turn for their defense. Except to us whom they try hard to serve And to the Town to give their interests deference? • THE SCHOOL BOARD Perhaps too'much presumption at the start And one impossible alternative offered by the Town Entrenched some members of this Board Behind a hard stone wall. Their ears are deaf to every call To sell, to lease, to give a strip of land marked on a recent plan Whereby the offstreet parking might *e made reality. Fine men. these are. For years on end They serve, without remuneration, the interests of our schools They battle for the childrens' needs, and win. But now, maneuvers sealed, seem not to stretch beyond the limits of their field. The theories they propound might bear more weight * If larger lands were asked to compensate For what they're using now. How can a fair and open minded citizenry Be asked to swap for this small strip of land Their recreation field, and for perpetuity? No, let us figure out a slant, without their land, for they are adamant. They say they'd take a lease for fifty years. Have we the right to lease two decades of fun for old or young Who want to play—deprive them of the right to say what shall be Done some future day? There might be compromises all along the line, perhaps To break the present deadlock in our laps. The School Board may express its willingness To part with land up to the running track, no less A little piece to the Library might there be spared Perhaps the Town might care to lease a portion, for the road, From ;ifoose whose future plans preclude their wish to sell. ' ' iBehm^'me plumber's Building -and- the Country Store ,No;:^jiEra>poking* c^ultf. frik^madk , - ^At^lea^orfe-half the space fo^e^tea/pail^ig might behaved. * ln'to^kittgtrouhd,lpr spaee t^'^i^plentent ' The fence^aiong the street side' of the 'frail ground might present Some'answer in this case; if curb-and grass gave place to some cement' \Could this space be utilized for parking, cars serving as bleachers During games? One more suggestion comes to my mind Could the Town lease the ball field to the School Board For just some twenty years of time. Giving a purchase option then for $50,000 dollars less than any other bid they might receive. All factions want to leave this area intact Away from commerce—provide a tract for recreation for all groups Besides the children of our schools. This controversy now becomes a moral issue The freedom of our citizens at stake. As matters stand, sympathy and understanding of all sides Is pushed aside and makes no room for compromise. Let some select a Mediator A citizen, with open mind, who knows the Town Who has no axe to grind. You see, we are not free Caught between factions strong. Deadlocked. Where is democracy? Even the Nations great, far larger issues there, at stake Learn to cooperate and to negotiate. A Citizen. Boy Scout Helps CDF Put Out Fire The quick thinking and training of a Chappaqua boy scout were probably responsible in large mea­ sure for checking a fire last Thursday afternopn at the Donald Miller home, 301 Roaring Brook Rd, and keeping it under control until the Chappaqua Fire Dept. arrived. Mrs. Miller had just returned from bringing her six-year-old son, Donald Jr., .home from school, when she saw dense black smoke pouring from the carport', and flames licking up its, exterior wall. Arriving at the Miller home at the same time were Bill .Travis, twelve, and his mother, Mrs. Roderick B. Travis, of Hillholme. Bill was canvassing the neighbor­ hood, selling tickets for a. boy scout project. As Mrs. Miller turned on the outside water sup­ ply, Bill played a hose on .the flames. When the firemen arrived, they completed the work by- ex­ tinguishing flames in a nearby pile of leaves. • Fire Chief Fred\ Hitchock said that the fire started when sparks flew from an outdoor fireplace where Mrs. Miller had burned up a box. Damage was confined to the carport\ of the new house in­ to which the Millers moved last April. \HERE IT COMES,\ shout members of Chappaqua Troop 2 Boy Scouts as they warn Bill Goring of the oncoming 'balloon filled with water. Action takes ara Falls/!, one of the many games to provide fun at the,.an­ nual County Fair to be \held at,the Robert E.<Bell School on Feb. 7. Furicjs from, .the fair will buy equipment and covtx other expenses during the Seout year, Supervising the fun is the Troop Committee : . Treasurer, Thomap place as the, boys ready, \Niag- • provide the troop with money to Bell of Kings Ct., Chappaqua. V

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