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, ia aua binary Serving New Castle 32 Years—No. 6 CHAPPAQUA, N. Y., THURSDAY, MAY 28,1959 PRICE FIVE CENTS GEORGE LANG of Chappaqua American Ldgion Post 453 opens the annual poppy sale with New Castle Supervisor Arthur L. Green as his first customer. Dan­ iel Chapman, chairman of the New Castle Republican Commit­ tee, looks on and awaits' his turn. The sale of poppies, tra­ ditional American Legion driva which helps provide funds for rehabilitation work, will contin­ ue in New Castle through Satur­ day, Memorial Day—Staff Photo. Board of Education Appoints 2 Teachers Two new teachers were appoint­ ed for next year by the Board of Education at its meeting Monday evening at the Robert E. Bell School. Dr. Rhoda Lawner received pro­ bationary appointment as a full- time psychologist, beginning at step 9 on the C schedule ($7,600). She has a bachelor's degree, from Hunt- ter, a master's degree from Teach­ ers College of Columbia Univer­ sity. She has been a teaching as­ sistant at Columbia, an instructor at Brooklyn College and at Hunt- e- College, and school psychologist at Scarsdale and at Lakeland. Miss Bertha Carlson received pro­ bationary appointment to teach junior high school mathematics She will begin at the eighth step on the B schedule ($7,100). Miss Carlson is a graduate of Colum­ bia, with an M.A. from George Washington University. She has also studied at the University of Chicago. Vassar. New York Uni­ versity and the University of Caen in France. She has taught at Ben­ nett Junior College, the Oakwood School, and the Fieldston School She has also been with the Red Cross both here and abroad. The Board granted leave of ab sence for one year to Miss Ethel Mulry, fifth grade teacher, who will teach overseas in an Armed Forces Dependents school. The resignation of Mrs. Ruth Speilman was received. She has been teaching the second grade at Roaring Brook School. Approved was the transfer of Al bert Hagedorn, from BIO- ($7,200) to C10 ($7,600); and of Mrs. Mary Alice Meredith from B10 to C10. Both have filled requirements in additional training. Donald Owens Lauded As Auxiliary Captain Legion Post Sets Memorial Day Schedule The Memorial Day Program of Chappaqua American Legion Post 453, scheduled for Saturday, May 30, will commence with 9 a.m. Memorial Service in Millwood. Le­ gionnaires will assemble at the Le­ gion Hall at 8:30 a.m. At 9:40 a.m.. services will be held at Fair Ridge Cemetery. Assembly for the parade will be held on Ridgewood Terr, at 11:15 a.m. The parade will begin at 11:30 a.m. and proceed to Victory Corners and on to the triangle at the intersection of Greeley Ave. and Quaker St., where a short Memorial Service will be held. Units will then be reformed and march to the school grounds for dismissal. Sen. Cornell To Talk to NC Republicans State Sen. George Ws. Cornell of Scarsdale will be the featured speaker at the meeting of the Re­ publican Club of New Castle on Thursday, June 11, it was an­ nounced this week by Richard L. Neale, club president. Sen. Cornell's topic will be \The Two-Parry System at the Local Level.\ Other speakers will be Ar­ thur L. Green, supervisor of the own of New Castle, and Daniel K. Chapman, chairman of the town Republican Committee. It t is ex­ pected that the party's official can­ didates for the town offices to be contested in the November elec­ tions will be introduced to the club members. The cafeteria of the Robert E. Bell school will be the meeting place, at 8:30 p.m. Theodore A. Fowler, chairman of the club's program committee, assisted by W.W. Fitzhugh and Mrs. Arthur L. Nash, has arranged the program. Mr. Fowler points out that this will mark Sen. Cor­ nell's first public appearance in Chappaqua since his election to the state senate last fall, and that the meeting gives local Republicans an opportunity to hear and meet their own senator. . aqua Mel Allen Will MC Boy Scout Program Mel Allen, the \Voice of the Yankees\ will be master of cere­ monies at a sports program to be presented by Chappaqua Boy Scout Troop 57 on Wednesday, June ID, at 8 p.m., in the Horace Greeley High School auditorium The program will feature color movies of the 1958 WoVld Series which involved the New York Yankees vs. Milwaukee Braves. Admission to the sports pro­ gram will be $1. In Jet Leap Capt. Arthur N. Cannella, twen­ ty-nine, of Chappaqua, was one of two Air Force officers forced to parachute from their out-of-con- trol jet'interceptor on Tuesday of last week. Capt. Cannella and Lt. Robert J. S c a r s e, twenty-six, of Port­ land, Ore., were flying at 10,000 ft. Near Bla'ckstone, Mass. when] the aircraft went out-of-control. The; two automatically ejected and parachuted to safety. Roland \Huge seventeen, swam 200 feet to rescue Capt. Cannella, the pilot, who had landed in Har­ ris Pond and was trapped in his parachute. Lt. Scarse landed on the roof of a downtown industrial build­ ing. To rescue him, police reached the roof by fire escapes, lowered him to a top floor window and into he factory, then down to the ground in an elevator. Capt. Cannella suffered a frac- ured left forearm and right shoul­ der. Lt. Scarse received a frac- tured pelvis, dislocated elbow, mul tiple scrapes and possible other injuries. Capt. Cannella is the son of Mrs. Stephanie Cannella of 590 Bedford Rd., Pleasantville. The family formerly lived at 278 Bed­ ford Rd. in Chappaqua. He entered the service after graduation from Horace Greeley High School. His wife is the former Sarah Schwartz of Jersey City. They live at Po- casset, Mass., near Otis Air Force Base. -Mrs. Cannella was notified of her son's accident by her daugh­ ter-in-law. Capt. Cannella, who qualified for jet pilot assignment two years ago, was transferred to his home base hospital earlier this week. New $98,000 Bond Issue For HGHS Athletic Fields To Be Voted On June 22 Commander Vivian Arnold of Post 453 has extended an invita­ tion to- all veterans to join with the members of the Chappaqua. unit to march in the parade. Cornerstone Laid ior New Chappaqua Parochial School A $98,000 bond issue to complete the Horace Greeley High School athletic, fields will be voted on by taxpayers of School District 4 on June 22. An informational meeting will be held on June 8 at the Robert E. Bell School. The bond issue proposal was made at the Board of Education meeting at the Bell School, by the board's building chairman, Francis K. Decker. Mr. Decker prefaced his pro­ posal with the comment that \the athletic program is an essential and an important part of the school program,\ and added that an all-around physical education program for boys and girls at the high school has obviously not been attained yet.\ The new plans drawn up by Finelli and Slack, White Plains landscape architects and engineers, calls for a baseball field softball field soccer field and tennis courts, and completion of the girls field Already finished are a football field and track. Voters turned 1 down a $55,000 bond issue proposal in March 1957, for completing the athletic fields according to plans drawn up by the school's architects, Perkins and Will. That bond issue did not in­ clude tennis courts or a soccer field. The new plans call for an estimated $5,000 for the soccer field, and an estimated $29,000 for four hard top tennis courts. The new plan differs from the previous one in several respects CAPT. CANNELLA Rec Unit Presents Plans For Pool to New Castle Board Supervisor Arthur L. Green and Police Chief Maurice J. Hayes of the Town of New Castle have both expressed \deep regret\ at the resignation of Donald H. Owens as captain for 18 years of the New Castle Auxiliary Police. Mr Owens, a resident of 277 Hamilton Rd., Chappaqua, gave as his reason for resigning \health which has failed to the extent that I no longer can carry on my busi ness as I should, and to a greater extent, my responsibilities as cap­ tain of the New Castle Auxiliary Police.\ He added that he would like to remain a member of the organization. Chief Hayes responded by ap­ pointing Mr. Owens permanen' Honorary Captain of the Auxiliary Police, retaining him in his rank as captain as well as a member of the group. In his letter, the chief commended the men and their captain for \invaluable serv ice to the Regular Police and to the people of the Town of New Castle since before Pearl Harbor.\ Mr. Green's letter to Mr. Owens expressed his regret that the res ignation was necessary, and said that the community \has been for tunate in having available the services of an able, conscientious group of men as an Auxiliary Po­ lice Force.\ He added that its sue cess has been due in large part to Capt. Owens' leadership. Mr. Owens has been the Auxil iary Police's first and only captain since it was organized in April 1941. At that time, the men bought their own uniforms, and, equipped with shields and identification cards, began to assist the regular police..The group is still function­ ing, and additional members have been taken in and trained. Electronics Course OK'd For 2 at HG The Board of Education, meet ing Mondav evening at the Robert E. Bell School, approved BOCES (Board of Cooperative Educational Services), instruction in vocational ^adio, television and electronics for two high school students. Cost of the two-year program is $466 per student per year, part of which is returnable on the total BOCES program. District Principal Douglas G. Grafflin explained to the Board that the two boys, who will be in 'he 11th grade next year, will at­ tend four classes daily at Horace Greeley. They will take the voca­ tional training in Valhalla, but will not be transported by the school district. The course is a new one, avail­ able just this month because of a grant made to the Second Super­ visory District BOCES. The course was made available to the First Supervisory District BOCES, which in turn made it available to Hor­ ace Greelev. Purpose of the course is to prepare students for occu­ pations in the field of electronics, including radio and TV Service, and occupations in industry which include the construction of elec­ tronic circuits. Lutherans to Ordain, Install Their New Minister June 28 The new minister of the Luiher-| an Church of Our Redeemer in Chappaqua will be ordained' and installed at the church in a serv­ ice planned for June 28. Robert H. Smith of St. Louis, Mo., whose acceptance of the call of the Chap­ paqua congregation was announc­ ed in the Tribune on May 7, will arrive in town during the second week in June. j A native of holyoke, Mass., Mr. I Smith began his ministerial train­ ing at Concordia Collegiate Insti­ tute in Bronxville. Upon comple­ tion of his course there he at­ tended Concordia Theological Sem­ inary in St. Louis, one of the largest Lutheran seminaries in the world. There he received the Bachelor of Arts degree in 1954, and the degree of Bachelor of Di­ vinity in 1957. Concordia Seminary awarded Mr. Smith a seminary fellowship, and he remained in St. Louis to continue his studies, taking the Master's degree in Theology in June, 1958. Awarded the William A. Scheele Scholarship, he spent the academic year 1958-59 working towards the doctorate, most of the requirements of which he has now met. Along with his studies for the past two years, Mr. Smith, has served as an assistant to the pas­ tor of Grace Lutheran Church in lllburban St. Louis. Previous to hie graduation in 1957 he spent a year as a ministerial vicar in San Francisco. Married in 1955, Mr. Smith will come to Chappaqua with his wife, Meta, and their two-year-old daugh­ ter, Roberta Lee. They will make their home in the parsonage on Aldridge Rd. An audience of nearly 200 resi-i dents of Chappaqua and v Armonk ^attended cornerstone-laying cere­ monies today at the parochial ele­ mentary school and auditorium of the Church of St. John and St Mary in Chappaqua. The Rev. Louis A. Stryker, pas­ tor, troweled mortar around a stone imbedding in a wall of the building a copper box containing mementoes of the occasion. The Rt. Rev. Msgr. James V. Hart, of New York, delivered the prin­ cipal address. Members of \The parish and guests toured portions of the build­ ing, which is about three-fourths complete and will be finished in time for the opening of school next September. Serving both the the school initially will have grades one through four, and will add a grade each subsequent year un til eight grades are in operation Fattier Stryker remarked to the audience that the occasion was \'the first time we have gathered together under the roof of this new structure.\ He predicted thai' \these walls will contain many an assemblage in the days and years to come — providing not only a place for the education o our young but also a center for meetings and activities of many kinds by parishioners of all ages.'\ Msgr. Hart, who is pastor Our Lady of Lourdes Church, not­ ed in his address that the es­ tablishment of schools which teach religion in addition to the stan dard curriculum is a \practice that began very early in the his tory of this country.\ He recount­ ed that when the Dutch settlers governor Peter Stuyvesant secured a 10-year tax exemption for the colonists so that they could use the savings to support a teacher religion. Later, he said,the administral ors of Kings College (the prede­ cessor of Columbia University) petitioned colonial authority for funds with which to pay the sal ary of an instructor who would teach religion. Msgr. Hart estimated that ex­ penditures for the construction o: new Catholic educational facilities in the United States presently run as high as half a billion dollars a year. A copy of last week's issue The New Castle Tribune was among the items sealed in the cornerstone. The issue contained a story announcing that the cere­ monies would take place and giving details. Also inserted was a copy of a brief history of St. bhn & St. Mary's parish, com piled by Mrs. Vera Harris, a par­ ishioner, An unusual degree of. timeliness was imparted to .the -\tame. cap­$on. sule\ when a photograph \show­ ing Father Stryker 'preparing 'tSfe motor forjj the ceremony was deposited in the copper box min­ utes after being taken. Using a olaroid camera, parisioner Donald ully took the pciture and placed : in the receptacle just before workman soldered it shut. The Rt. Rev. Msgr. John Dough­ erty, pastor of the Church of St. Eugene in Yonkers, officiated at a benediction service in the church preceding the exercises in the school and auditorium. Albert Cas­ ey, a member of the parish, led the audience in singing the na tional anthem and the concluding hymn, \Holy God, We Praise Thy Name Among guests of honor at the event were Arthur L. Green, su pervisor of the Town of New Cas­ tle, and Mrs. green; James R. Caruso, supervisor of the Town of Northcastle; Douglas G. Grafflin, district principal of School District 4; and Daniel McKeon, a former Chappaqua resident whose late mother, Mrs. Robert McKeon, more than 30 years ago gave the land and funds for construction of St. John and St. Mary's Church. Plans for a public swimming pool and its approximate cost were presented the New Castle Town Board Tuesday by the Rec­ reation Commission. Frank Boemerman, chairman of the commission, released the re­ port that calls for the creation of an improvement district with a pool to be constructed on it im­ mediately. The report also pro­ posed a site for the district, esti­ mated costs of land and construe ^and anticipated operating costs and revenue. ^ When the plans were revealed, the president of an organization planning a private pool on the same site proposed that his group go ahead and obtain the property and clear up legal matters so that the town could begin construction when a resolution to create the improvement district is adopted. Supervisor Arthur Green said he would be happy to work with the organization. Pool Assured The acceptance of the \co-oper­ ation proposal\ by Green assured the town of a swimming pool nex' summer, but whether it will be a public or private pool isn't known yet. John Hunsicker, president 0' the Chappaqua Swimming Poo Assn., said if the town wasn ~eady to start building a pool in August, the association would go ahead and build a private pool The property which the associa­ tion will try to obtain a condition­ al contract on for the construction of a pool is eight acres of the Albert Turner estate on Hard- scrabble Road. The association now has 111 members, and A spokesman said it could go ahead Pete Vreeland Is Appointed To Annapolis Peter G. Vreeland, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward F. Vreeland of 46 St. John's PI., Chappaqua, has received an appointment to the United States Naval Academy and will report to Annapolis on July 7. Formal notification of the ap­ pointment came on Monday, but the boy has been busy for months with a battery of competitive ex­ aminations that included aptitude, achievement and physical tests. Pete is just 18 years old, and will graduate next month from St. Mary's School in Katonah. A 'bas­ ketball and baseball player, he has been a Con Edison baseball Mi\ Decker pointed out. Omitted now is a straight spur on the track, for 220-yard races, because of expense incurred with difficult terrain. Also omitted is the pre­ viously proposed pavement und­ er future bleachers. Bleacher seats, it is hoped, will be provided by popular subscritpion at a future time and a fund for that purpose is in existence. An improvement in the new plans, Mr. Decker said, I is better paving and path access from the garage and the gymn­ asium to the athletic fields. The soccer field would be al­ most entirely on the Barnum tract adjoining the high property, which voters have purchased for a future elementary school. Mr. Decker stated that the use of a portion of it for soccer would not inter­ fere in any way with future de­ velopment of the site for another school. At the worst, he added, it could be relocated. The Board of Education is look­ ing into the possibility of using fill from a rise of land on the Barnum tract for the athletic fields. No decision will be made until addi­ tional test borings at 50-foot inter­ vals have been taken and an eval­ uation made. Tests were previous­ ly made at the time of purchase of the site. The new bond issue would have no effect on the 1959-60 tax rate, Mr. Decker said. Bond anticipa­ tion notes, ultimately to be placed in a permanent bond issue, with a possible four percent interest, would add about 20 cents to the rate the first year and would de­ crease thereafter.- Urging a large, favorable vote on June 22. Mr. Decker concluded by saying that now is a good time for receiving bids, work could be done during the summer and the fall, and the earliest operating date for the use of the athletic fields would be September 1960. He added that the tennis courts could of course be used by the community in the sum­ mertime. The bond issue voting will take place from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. at I the Robert E. Bell School. with pool construction with 200 members. A $50 initiation fee is paid by winner this year. He also belongs members of the association. Fam- to the National Honor Society, ihes will pay $350 for member- His four-year course at the Naval ships. Academy will be followed by four The public pool proposed by the years of active service in the Recreation Commission would be Navy. 42 x 165 feet. A small wading pool would he\ built apart from the T *r m -t TVl TT ^ee ^aS &Sel 0 MHO Lastle Planners Urge The commission estimated that y^r 1 * rw • TTkT It ^^Comprehensive Zoning Plan facilities Afourd^e-\-$187 was? r -The / *New : T!efitle* PlaimirigTBbaM estimated the piol opa-ation cost recommended Tuesday to the would be $13;65 (r per year. Town Board that land in the Bed- Charge for the pool daily would ford road and King street area be be 50 cents for students and $1 for rezoned as called for in the \com- adults. On Saturdays, Sundays and prehensive developed plan.\ The holidays the charge would be $1 Town Board referred the request for students and $2 for adults. A to its planning committee, season's membership would The Planning Board recommend- be $7.50. ed that part of the land zoned for The commission recommended business be changed to designed that the Town Board 4, <»i\» SPH - business and another part of the ment under \undesirable\ stand­ ards. The board stated It expects the area to develope rapidly when a shopping center is completed, there. According to the board, the re- zoning would insure that any de­ velopment or redevelopment in the area would conform to stand­ ards, protect existing residential properties from unreasonable en­ croachment by business and limit development of business in the area to the retail service types permitted under designed business zoning. 38 acres of the Turner estate. This to n 5^22J!S? a i-Il™ would permit the improvement dis- The rezoning was recommended by the board to keep out develop- Dixie Land Band To Play At Festival ROBERT U. SMITH Whippoortvill Club Holiday Festivities Memorial Day festivities at the Whippoorwill Club will begin to­ morrow (Friday) evening, with cocktails on the terrace and a hole- in-one contest, followed by a buffet dinner. On Saturday, members will hold a semi-formal dinner dance. Ted Sapdrito's orchestra will play for dancing. The club's pool will open Satur­ day morning. It will be open on Weekends from now until the end pbf school, and daily thereafter. The new tennis courts are in full operation. Jim Brown, a Westches­ ter -student at the University of North Carolina, will be tennis in­ structor and will be at the club after June 8. John Morris is entertainment chairman of the club. BLESSING is bestowed upon the cornerstone of the new pa­ rochial school of the Church of St. John and St. Mary, Chappa­ qua, by the pastor, the Rev. Lou­ is A. Stryker. The cornerstone- laying ceremonies took place Sunday afternoon at the site of the elementary school, in the presence of an audience that, in­ cluded church and civic dignitar- trict to be expanded in the fu­ ture. Boemerman has said this would include a paved parking area, paved play areas, tennis courts and a picnic area. The improvement district would include the area that is in School District 4. It would not include the Green said the residents of those Kisco Park and Stanwood area. areas did not want to be included A Dixi Land jazz band has He said West End residents hadn t ^en added to the traditional expressed an opinion yet. Strawberry Festival which will be The creation of an improvement held on Saturday of next week, district requires an engineer to June 6, at the Episcopal Church submit plans and a cost estimate 0 f St. Mary the Virgin. Billed as of the area to the Town Board. \The Festival Five Plus One\ the band will include a piano, clarinet, trombone, trumpet, string bass and a drum Gurney Williams, making the ar­ rangements for the session, says that the group with a strong ap­ peal to teenagers, has proved pop­ ular with parents also Barry Deickler, general chair­ man of the Festival, announced this week that John Morris, na­ tional award-winning cartoonist who lives in Chappaqua will be present during the afternoon of the Festival to do caricatures The womens' group, headed by Mrs. Robert Peyraud, is busy fin­ ishing the quilt which will be a special prize at the Festival. There are also collecting arts and crafts, jewelry, toys, books, records and home-made foods. Mrs. Allen Cog- gershall is arranging a plant sale. William Beatty is setting up games for children and orders are in for the strawberries and ice cream, lemonade and hot dogs that have always been part of the Strawber­ ry Festival Athletic Equipment Bids Are Accepted Bids on physical education equipment were accepted by the Board of Education at its meeting Monday evening at the Robert E. Bell School. The bids totaled $11,- 042.08 Successful bidders were: Ben Cohen, $675.15; R. S. Hendey, $69.70; .Huber Allied, Inc., $851.17; Kensico Co., $1,121.84; R. R. Te- Carr, $8,323.62. APPRECIATION The Chappaqua Chamber Or­ chestra Assn. enclosed a check for $50 for the Horace Greeley Education Fund, when it wrote a letter of appreciation to the Board of Education for granting it emer­ gency use of a rehearsal 1 room at the high school to prepare for its concerts. The letter was writ­ ten by Jacob Evans, chairman of the board of trustees oi the or­ chestra association. ies and members of the parish and of the community. Principal speaker was the Rt. Rev. Msgr. James V. Hart of New York- Photo by Don Tully. Seeks Right To Build Near School Board of Education members, meeting Monday evening at the Robert E. Bell School, discussed letter received from the New Castle Zoning Board of Appeals concerning a request from Herman Helwig of Mount Kisco for permis­ sion to build a house on property located on the old carriage road next to the Bell School's parking lot, off Senter St. The property appears to be land­ locked. Mr. Helwig's appeal to the Zoning Board about five years ago was rejected, and he is again seek­ ing permission to build. > The Board of Education raised the question whether, in the chain of deeds on the property, a right to % easement eventually appeared where there might not have been one in the original transfer from the Greeley estate. ^ Mr. Helwig's appeal will be heard by the Zoning Board at public hearing on June 3. HG Students Win Awards Two members of the Horace Greeley Chapter of the Spanish National Honor Society entered a recent competitive exainination sponsored by the American Assn. of Teachers of Spanish. The Chap­ paqua students, John Evans and Penny Schott, are both rated among the top one per cent at the national level. John won books donated by the Houghton-Mifflin Co. Prizes includ­ ed scholarships for study in Mex­ ico, and to Rippon College, Wis­ consin; San Francisco College for Women; and SMdmore College. Mrs. Evangeline Galas is spon­ sor of the Greeley Chapter, and also teaches the two students. Another prizewinning Greeley student is Barbara Scott, who en­ tered a nationwide art • contest sponsored by Scholastic Magazine. Over 165,000 entries were submit­ ted. Barbara won a gold medal for a lead pencil drawing, and an honorable mention in sculpture. The awards represent the equival­ ent of a first national and a sec­ ond national prize. 1 it I - h •J

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