Serving New Castle 32 Years—No. 7 •CHAPPAQUA, N. ^plJPBSDAY, JUNE 4,1959 PEICE FIVE €EOTS New Parking Stickers Are Due June 15 Stickers for 'station parking in Chappaqua are expected to be available about June 15, according to New Castle Supervisor Arthur L. Green. In accordance with the parking ordinance passed by the Town Board las. weeK, to take effect July 1, residents will be charged $10 a year, and non-resi dents, $40 a year, payable quarter ly The greater part of the parking space at the station will be re served for sticker users, Mr. Green explained. Plans for install ing a number of parking meters for occasional users are now under way in the c'fice of Town Engin eer James Caldwell. The meters will allow 12-hour parking for 25 cents. The vote on the ordinance last week was 3-2, with Councilman William Grier ana Councilman Ri chard Weinlar opposing. Mr. Gner has opposed the ordinance since it was proposed, and Mr. Weinland said that he would have liked to table th-; ordinance until more people showc-d interest in it. Most residents who attended the two public hearings on the subject expressed strong disapproval. The parking charge is expected to bring in about $4,000 a year, which will go fo- paving the park ing area and towards paying for the station which the Town re cently purchased from the New York Central for $25,000. Sail Plane In Emergency Landing Here An eyewitness account of the forced landing of a sail plane on the Robert E. Bell playfields Sun day afternoon was given to the New Castle Tribune by two young boys who are avid enthusiasts of planes and such. Chip Winckler o: King St., Chap paqua, and Keith Lauer of York, Pa., who is visiting his uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mn>. Richard Smith-] of King St., watched with both aviators' and reporters' eye? as Curt Reupke of Wantaugh, L.I. landed a glider safely. The boys saio that the pilot had run into a steady downdraft in a flight from the Dutchess County Airport in Poughkeepsie to Westchester Airport in White Plains. Tije sail plane, a blue and white ^hrtsMteer J2% was picked up by a trailer, and it and the pilot re turned home. THE CITIZEN-OF-THE-YEAR receives the silver bowl symbol ic of the awan from Alfred C. HAemer Jr., retiring president of the Town Club of New Castle. John M. Morrh of St. Elmo Hill, Chappaqua, at right, chief edi torial cartoonist of the Associat ed Press, is the 195S winner. He was chosen on the basis o r his numerous contributions of time, talent and energy to many or ganizations in the community. John Morris Named \Citizen°of-ihe-Year\ John M. Morns of St. Elmo Hill, Chappaqua: chief editorial cartoon ist of the Associated Press, was named Cuizen-of-the-Year by the Town Club of New Castle, at its annual meeting held last Thurs- 1av nigh* at the Robert E. Bell School President Alfred C. Haemer Jr. presented the silver bowl symbolic of the award to Mr. Morris, and read the accompanying citation which reviewed the many contri butions that Mr Morris has made to the community over a period of years. Included were his service as vice president and then president of the Chappaqua Parent Teacher Assn.; member of the Board of Governors of the Town Club, and chairman of the club's School-and Library |€cjnmrttee; member of'fileBoard of Trusteed'o£ the Chappaqua Li brary and currently serving as president oi the board; fbrmer Grier Outlines Stand On Highways, Housing Concluding his platform for re election as a New Castle Council man, William A. Grier this week speaks of highways, housing, park ing and other matters, and the responsibilities and loyalties of a Town Councilman. Mr. Grier says that traffc con ditions, notably on Bedford Rd. and other roads as well, have be come intolerable and must be re lieved. He points out that the haz ards of heavy traffic combined with the lack of sidewalks or walk ways have impelled taxpayers to require the school system to fur nish buses in lieu of sidewalks. \This too,\ he says, \must be remedied.\ In order to accomplish these re sults, Mr. Grier believes \we must get after and keep after the State to get priority to Rt. 117 and to extend North Greeley Ave. as a new Rt. 117 to take the place of Bedford Rd Similarly we must repeatedly press State and County alike for improvement, to include walkways, of Hardscrabble and Quaker Rds. and to assist us in improving Roaring Brook and Douglas Rds. The county Super intendent of Public Works voiced the County's interest in and con cern about Roaring Brook Rd. al most a year ago, but still there has been no local follow up.\ i Middle Income Housing Mr. Grier states that anyone who either cannot afford or can not effectively utilize a relatively large home, must leave the com munity and settle elsewhere. \This is not good for them.\ he says. \It is worse for us, because basic ally we have become a community to which people come when they need good schools and \which too many leave when their need for schools is ended.\ He feels that New Castle should set a committee to work on the questions of middle income housing. Once again speaking of station parking fees, Mr. Grier states, \I shall only add that whether it be parking fees or fees imposed for USP of some other public facility, fees should be used only to defray the costs of providing and main taining the facility to which they relate. Fees should in no circum stances be added to the general funds so as to become a hidden or indirect tax.\ Mr. Grier, the lone Democrat on the Town Board, says that he enjoys his job as councilman be cause he likes and has faith in people and because the job af fords an opportunity to come to know and work for and with the public. He says \in the job I have felt an obligation to take the peo ple into my confidence, to let the people ,know where J stand and Why, to consult with them and by fuch consultation to arrive at re- fUlts based upon reason rather deacon of tee First Congregational Church and Sunday School teacher there. When he received the bowl, Mr. Morris commented that most peo ple \had to die tn have so many nice things said about them, and then they couldn't hear them\. He adc^ed that he no longer had to wait for the \reward in heaven\ which Mrs. Mo*-ns had often held up to him when things weren't working out as he hoped. The Town Club elected the fol- .'owing new officers: Mac G. Col lins, president; David E. Nieren- berg, vice president; James A. Barnes, secretary; James S. Les ter, treasurer; Robert Collins, chairman of thf membership com* mittee; Richard Neale, Arthur L. Nash, Fred F. Benke, Rob'eri;Reis, Richard § t -Bridg^'ah^anff ^bnztt vV Clark, governors. than upon personal predilection. The executive sessi n has its place, but essentially government should be conducted in the open. Only thus can we have the inform ed public that we need.\ \There is nothing quite so ef fective in creating an informed public,\ Mr. Grier feels, \and for that matter an informed Town Board, as a good, spirited Town Board meeting. Conversely, there is no surer way to public apathy than the canned meeting that in a half hour or so merely formal izes decisions privately arrived at \ Urging the formation of a cit izens committee, Councilman Grier says that such a group would offer a source of specialized skills and knowledge that cannot always be available within the Town Board itself. \Furthermore\ he states, \it provides a hard core of citizens who having work ed intimately on a problem, under stand the proposed solution and are an effective spearhead for rallying the necessary public sup port.\ Government's Role \Government can talk of prob lems and' emphasize difficulties and get itself bogged down in a morass of inaction and negatives,\ Mr. Grier believes. \Conversely he points out, \government can— and should—keep its goal always in sight so that, with intelligence and courage, the difficulties may be resolved and the ends achieved Government's approach must be positive, even bold,\ he empha sizes. Mr. Grier says that a council- nian owes a duty of loyalty to the parties and groups with whose sup port he was elected. \In my case\ he explains, \that was Democrats and Republicans alike, as evidenc ed by the fact that in 1955 all three Fusion candidates received solid bi-partisan support.\ Mr. Grier explains that he an nounced his canfiidacy early in the hope that the organized political parties, knowing! that-he is in the race, will select candidates, not because they are likeable or might pull a few votes, but because they \have ability, understand the .is sues, and will agressively meet and resolve our p oblem.\ He states that for four years he has striven for the best interests of this community as he has con ceived them to be. He says, \us- sually the Town Board has been in the minority and, on occasions, I have stood alone. But I have,! continued to think and, when nec essary, to fight. I intend to keep right on thinking and fighting, for relection and for four years there- SpringConcert Is Tomorrow Roaring Brook School will hold its Annual Spring Concert tomor row (Friday) at 8:15 p.m. The program which will take place in the school auditorium, is expected to conclude about 9:20 p.m. The program will begin with sel ections by the Fourth Grade Orch estra, directed by Morton J. Ross. Mrs. Lewis Bowen will be the ac companist. Mrs. Creighton Jones, vocal mus ic instructor at the school, will appear as soloist, singing Jerome Kern's \You Are Love.\ She will also direct the third grade classes in a series of choral selections. Mrs. Florence Hill will accompany the chorus. Dr. Frank Siekmann will direct the Fourth Grade Band. The fin ale of the program will include the third graders playing fluto- phones along with the band and orchestra TOP SELLING Joseph A. Conway of Katonah, area insurance unit manager for Equitable Life Assurance Company was in French Licks Springs, Ind. last week to receive an award as the result of a spring sales cam paign. His sales team, which wrote 171 cases for a total ordinary in surance volume of $1,732,474. was the highest in the agency andone the highest in the agency and one ppq SEAV 2ui ;aaui u3n ?duiBO -?sod in the Sheraton-French Lick Hotel. Parking By Town \The town board has passejthe commuter parking ordinance .de-. SDite the strongest kind of public opposition,\ sale' Fred Bynje r New Castle Democratic chairman, in a statement this week. \It must Bave been a shock to the many citizens who voiced their opposition to* this ordinance at tha public hearings recently. \The 3-2 vote for this measure, however, was not surprising, to those who are familiar with, the record of,the present Administra tion. It had accumulated quite 'a catalogue in its two years hi -of fice, of actions where public opin ion has been ignored. It is. par ticularly regrettable that two mem bers of the Board went along with the Supervisor in his determination osition Ignored Says Byrne to$ut through the ordinance despite the people's wishes. Marty Hu- berth, whose years of service on the Board are soon coming to a close, must seldom have seen such unanimity at a public hearing, yet for reasons of his own chose to disregard it in casting his vote. Ralph Stowell has prided himself in his sensitivity to public opinion. It is hard to understand *why he chose, in, this case to ignorr it. \Having attended both public hearings myself, I am thoroughly convinced that this ordinance is unwanted and unnecessary. I am also convinced that the reasons for its passage will remain ob scure to the many New Castle voters who will be affected by it.\ Local GOP Strategy to Be Discussed by Sen. Cornell Republican Club plans to 'greet State Senator George W. Cornell of Scarsdale, New Castle's repre sentative in the upper house, <jt a meeting to be held in the cafe teria of the Robert E. Bell school on Thursday evening June 11, are well developed, according to Rifch- ard L. Neale, club president. Sen. Cornell's speech on \the Two-Parry System at the Local Level\ is expected to keynote lo cal Republican strategy in the months prior to the November elec tion in which it is expected that Arthur L. Greepn, incumbent town supervisor, will head the GOP tick-' et. A new face in the New York Senate, succeeding the late Pliny on the Westchester County Board tions, Sen. Cornell served 12 years of Supervisors and as Town Su- offinal, and on die county level Health Board, village-town rela- was particularly interested in met- pervisor of Scarsdale. He is known tions, extension of home rule, and ropolitan planning, the Mental transportation. He is a graduate of Amherst College and Colum- as an active and dynamic public bia Law School. Sen. Cornell will be greeted by the officers of the club and their JU:30 meeting. Theodore A. Fowler wives at a dinner preceding the is in charge of the program; W. Frederick Timme, Jr., of public announcements; William W. Fitz- LWV to Aid The League of Women Voters of the Uttied f States will assist men and women in the armed services to cast informed absentee votes this year The League will start this project in local elections and next year will provide non-parti san information on congressional and presidential elections. The Dept. of Defense is cooperating in this effort Addresses of state Leagues will be placed on bulletin boards at military establishments and, upon direct request or through request of families or friends back home, local and state Leagues will make available non-partisan information on candidates and ballot issues. Mrs. Walter Cohn of Bedford Rd., Chappaqua, Voters Service chair man of tl'e LWV of New Castle, will direct the task of providing New Castlo men and women in the armed cervices with non-partisan voting information. On the state level, two items were adopted at the recent bien nial eonver.tion of the LWV of New York, and will make up the state current agenda for the next two years: support of measures to ob tain a unified, simplified court structure with centralized admin istration and fiscal control; and study and evaluation of methods of financing the public education system of New York State. Mrs. Thomas Woodbury of Chappaqua will head the court reform item locally, and Mrs Kenneth Wilson is chairman of Item 2 on educa tion. K . All interested women residents of New Castle are welcome to join the Leagu .3 of Women Voters of New Cast'e. For information call membership chairman, Mrs. S. Herbert Meller, MO 6-8488. hugh, Jr., of arrangements; and Miss Justine Rodriquez of decora tions. At a meeting of the club's exec utive commitee held May 27, the members voted themselves to serve as a committee on attendance. The members are: District 1, John M. Hauser, Frank J. DiMicco, Dis trict 2, Joseph A. Gilleaudeau, Jr., Duane B. Grant, Abner J. Nagin; District 3, Robert S. Aylesworth, George S. Haas, Hutcheson Page; District 4, Charles A. Heller, Jr., Htfnry C. Horton, Sr.; District 5, Mrs. Haze 1 Langspecht, Miss Joan Pender; District 6, John G. Booth, Edward R. Carlson, James D. Roosa, Jr.; District 7, William W. Fitzhugh, Jr., DeForest Hoge; District 8, George R. Payne, John F. Sullivan, Jr., W. Frederick Tim me, Jr.; District 9, Joseph B. Ford, Mrs. Susan S. Stein; \Dis trict 10, Theodore A. Fowler, Charles E. Quicgley, Miss Justine F. Rodriquez. In another action, the execu tive commitee reviewed the his tory of the creation of a parking district at the Chappaqua station plaza and ihe arguments pro and con. It then commended the town board for its action and for re moving the issue from the local political arena prior to the o]> ening of the political campaign. Senior Citizen G^roup Meets Ll] meet--from ;2: to..:4f30/Bfcday (tomorrow* aft^rnobnjin''the : Pajrish Kali of the First Congregational Church, Chappaqua, for an after noon of recreation and sociability. The meeting is planned through the cooperation of the Recreation Commission. The Congregational Church is pro viding the location for the meet ing, which is open to any senior women and men of the area. Table games will be played and light refreshments served. The Rev. Al fred D. Moore, chairman of ar rangements, says the occasion will be an opportunity to visit with old friends and to make new friends. Information and transpor tation may be obtained by tele phoning Mr. Moore or Recreation Commissioner Robert D. Francis Francis. Senior Citizens is a club that meets regularly, plans its own pro grams, and has its own officers: Mrs. Harris Rush, president; Mrs Lou Thaden, vice president; Miss Mae Cooke, corresponding secre tary; Mrs. Louise Dultgen, record ing secretary; and Mrs. Walter Dunnock treasurer. Pound Ridge Bank to Open The Northern Westchester Na tional Bank, formerly Chappaqua National Bank, will open a Pound Ridge branch in Scotte Corners on Sept. 19 according to Franklin Montross Jr., president. The bank, with assets of $10,- 793.137, has its main office in Chappaqua and has an office at Armonk. The bank established in 1925, changed its name because of its expansion program. SEALING THE DEAL-\with a Jiandshake last week were.. New Castle Supervisor Arthur L. Green, at right, and John P. signed the contract for the town ship to acquire the Chappaqua railroad station. Rail facilities Use, and the remainder of the property will be- used by the township. The contract was after, for that I feel is the highest Clark, real estate agent- for the will be maintained, the deed re- signed at the station offices in service that one can render.\ New York Central, after'they serving space for-the railroad's White Plains. Assn. Buys Turner Land; Will Build A Private Pool If The Town Doesn't Act The Chappaqua Swimming Pool Assn. announce this week that it has completed the first concrete steps to insure the construction of a swimming pool. A letter of intent to purchase eight-acres of the Turner property on Hardscrab ble Road has been signed by the association and the Turner inter ests. The purchase contract will be executed on June 6. This postitive action was taken in accord with the expressed de sire of the membership at the as sociation's May 21 meeting at the Robert E. Bell School. At that time, it was decided to move for ward with a full scale recruiting drive to build sufficient member ship to proceed with a subscription financed, privately operated pool Peter Cobiirn To Graduate From Yale Peter Dunlop Coburn, son of Dr. and Mrs. Alvin F. Coburn of 14 Ludlow Dr., Chappaqua, is a can didate for the degree of Bachelor of Arts at Yale University's com mencement exercises next Monday morning. The degree candidates for the university's 258th Commencement total 2,060. They come from 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Ruco and more than 40 foreign countries. The exercises will be held out doors on the university's historic Old Campus, where 10,000 people are expected to witness the cere monies. should the town's own pool plans bear no fruit by August 1. \Our next st... will be to ob tain a title search and the per mission of the Zoning Board to go ahead with the construction of our association pool,\ said John CTA Installs New Officers Michael Siczewicz of the Ro bert E. Bell School faculty, 'has been install v d as new president of the Chappaqu™ Teachers Assn. assisted by a board of officers consisting of: Clarence Houmiel, first vice president; Eric Cole, sec ond vice ^resident; Philip Price recording secretary; Charles Tay lor, treasurer; Miss Margaret Op- ris, corresponding secretary; and representatives—Miss Mary Lan- dadio, Bell School; Mrs. Evelyn Knapp, Roaring Brook; and Ed ward Stark, Horace Greeley. The CTA closed its year's pro gram with a dinner party last week at the White Turkey Inn in Hartsdale, for which Robert Mere dith served as chairman, with John Sweet as toastmaster. James Anderson, retiring president, turn ed the gavel over to Mr. Sicze wicz. Citation scrolls m recognition of outstanding service were given to Mr. Houmiel, George Baldwin, Miss Edith Sliker, Mrs. Evelyn Knapp, Miss Margaret Stewart, Mrs. Mary Hanley and Mrs. Warren Lynch. Mrs. Hanley, a teacher with Chap paqua schools for many years, was applauded by, among, others, Patrolman John Graff, and Eliz abeth Clum Meyer, former pup ils. 1IL* P. Hunsicker, president of the able swimming pool is available He reiterated his group's deter- Chappaqua Swimming Pool group, mination to see t6 it that a suit- Arrangements have been made 1960. membership by Memorial Day, for the use of the association's to have two prominent swimming pool contracting companies survey the property and prepare recom mendations and cost estimates for the association. This will be done on June 6, according to William N. Taylor, vice-president, who is in charge of sites and construction for the association. \We are being guided, for the immediate future, by seven points developed at oui last membership meeting,\ Mr. Hunsicker declared. He enumerated these as follows: 1. To postpone any construction effort on the part of the association until after August 1. 2. To take no action to encour age any petition to test the forma tion of the proposed town recrea tion district. 3. To take no position, as an association, in the event of a re ferendum, except in the situation per next point. 4. If town plans for a pool were manifestly inadequate, then the association reserves the right to comment officially to the public, in the public interest. 5. To continue IO expand mem bership and to proceed with the drawing up on our own plans and specifications for our pool to be put out for bid as soon after Aug ust 1 as is possible. 6. To proceed with our construc tion if, no town action has been taken by August 1. 7. To have another general mem bership meeting to determine our future course in the event the town in fact, does proceed with the con struction of a tax supported, mun icipally operated swimming pool. A provision of the ,}and>purchase contract between.- the^ Swimming Fool Assn* ana, the Turner inter ests.,permits, its, iransfer io-.-the* Town of New Castle ;at post should the town be aum6rM :tocbnstruct its t& suppprted,,^M^p^y^i^ :; ratedfeool .and.,ele.c^^mpB|) musTsaphff valuable ^moijths; of construction time; according to Mr. Hunsickei DR. AMBROSE LANSING, in a picture taken some years ago by William Carlebach Dr. Ambrose Lansing Dies; OnetimeChappaquaResident Word has been received of the death last Thursday in Arizona of Dr. Ambrose Lansing, world-re nowned anthropologist who was a resident cf Chippaqua from 1926 to 1954. Ho was sixty-seven years old. Dr Lansing was curator emeri tus of art for the Metropolitan Mu seum of Art, and was a fellow of the Americar Academy of Arts and'Sciences. He had partly re tired to his home in Apache Junc tion, Ariz., in the Superstition Mountains, because of ill health. Before that, he had lived on Roar ing Brook Rd. Dr..Lansing wrote extensively on Parade Sat. Will Open LL Season The New Castle Little League will open its baseball season Sat urday morning, with a parade scheduled to start at 9 a.m. at the freight yard on N. Greeley Ave.. Chappaqua. Town .officials, Recreation Commission members jmd the Little beague- Board of Governors will ride in limousines, and- will be followed by 128 Little League players. Immediately following the pa rade, at about 9:30, two simul taneous double headers will be played at the Robert E. .Bell iield. Eight lenms of the 10 to 12- year-old youngcters will compete this season: Colts, Stags, Seals, Hawks, Owls, Bears, Rams and Lions. Recreation Sunt. Robert J. Fran cis has asked all boys parading to report'no later than 8;45 a.m. at the lumber yard/ NEW NEIGHBORS LUNCHEON The Chappaqua New, Neighbors Club. will meet for luncheon- next Thursday 1 June 11, at 12:30 at Mai- son Lafitte, Briarcliff. Mrs. Archie G. Gates is president of the group. Egypt and belonged to many his torical societies. He was born in Cairo, and studied abroad. Known as a leading Egyptologist, he di rected a 1934' expedition that un covered perhaps the earliest mech anical toy, a dancing doll of ivory said to date back to 2,000 B. C. In subsequent expeditions he returned with funerary objects from the tomb of the parents of Sen-Mut, an Egyptian politician and favor ite of the great Queen Hatshepsut wh:> reigned about 1,500 B. C; and he uncovered a 3,800-year-old tomb said to have been that of the chief pries* at Memphis. The walls of the chamber were covered with 296 columns of hieroglyphic texts.- Dr. Lansing and Secretary of State Christian A. Herter received honorary docorates in 1948 from Bowdoin College. Dr and Mrs. Lansing, who were well known for their-civic interests when they lived in Chappaqua, were frequent visitors here after they moved to Arizona. They al ways stopped here en route to fheir home in Maine for the sum mer. Surviving in addition to Mrs. Lansing is a son, Dr. Cornelius Lansing of Chapel Hill, N. C: and a sister, Mrs. Herbert Allen of Westfield, N. J. Town of NC Sets Grievance Days Grievance Days will be held in the Town of New Castle June 16, 17 and 18, according to ' an an nouncement made this week by Lynde W. Tucker, assessor. The assessment roll for the town has been completed, Mr. 'Tucker advises, and is available in the Town Clerk's office for-public in^ spection. It may be examined by any interested person until Tues day,- June 16. 1 The Board of Review will meet at Town Hall to hear and examine all complaints' in relation to such assessments. Complaints may be heard June 16, 17 and 18, starting at 10 a. nx DOUGLAS GRAFFLIN AF Academy Graduates Graff lin Jr. Cadet Douglas G. Grafflin Jr. received his commission as second lieutenant yesterday (Wednesday) when he was graduated from the United States Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs, Col. Cadet Grafflin, the only alumnus of Horace Greeley High School to attend the Academy, is a member of the first class to be graduated from the institution. He is one of 207 who received diplomas at the ceremony yesterday, a climax of festivities and programs that be gan with the opening of June Week last Saturday. Lieut. Grafflin will return to Chappaqua for a month's vacation before leaving for Missouri where he, will commence pilot training Aug. 27. He was a member of the track team and band during his high school years, graduating in 1955, and has been a member of the fencing team at the Academy. He is one of 187 members of his class to take pilot training because their aerial rating upon commis sioning will be navigator. Lieut. Grafflin is the son ol Mri and Mrs. Grafflin of Bedford Rd., Chappaqua, who left by car Thurs day of last week to drive to the Academy for their son's gradua tion. Mr. Grafflin is District Prin cipal in Chappaqua and Mrs. Graf flin is a memh~r of the staff at the Chappaqua Public Library. Taking their annual vacations at this time in order to attend the Academy graduation, they plan ned a camping trip *en route to Colorado Springs. On the return trip, .accompanied by their son, they will do some camping and will also visit enroute with Mr. Grafflin's brother and sister-in- law Mr. and Mrs. Donald Grafflin in Wdrthington, Ohio, and with his brother-in-law and,; sister Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Hudson, Geneva; N.Y.