# New Castle tribune. (Chappaqua, N.Y.) 1927-????, September 17, 1959, Image 13

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NORTH WESTCHESTER wrote* $tto Castle Srilroiw Mount Kisco, N. Y., Thursday, September 17,1959 13 2nd Vote Set Oct. 31 on Greeley H. S. Athletic Field Work ICE CREAM usrd to be made in tins mixor, and maybe it will again if somebody buys it at the annual fall rummage sale ol the Women's Guild Auxiliary of the Episcopal Church of St. Mary the Virgin. Chappaqua. The sale takes place this Satur­ day from 9 am. to 4 p m . in the Parish House of the church, and will benefit the Guild's pro­ jects Shown here getting ready for what they are sure will be a big and successful sale are, left to right, Mrs. John W. Blue, chairman. Mrs. Robert S. Col­ lins, Mrs. Douglas L. Elgood and Mrs. William A. Gayle. They announced that items of furniture and a large selection of bric-a-brac will be available this year, in addition to the cus­ tomary books, recods. cloth­ ing, household linens and toys— Staff photo by Dante Raflaeh Quakers Open School To All Area Students CHAPPAQUA— The King St Quaker Meeting will open its First Day School on Sunday, Sept. 1?7, with classes from nursery through high school Bible Study will be neld thereafter on each First Day from 10 a.m until the regular meeting for silent worship at 11 a m. The First Day School is open to all, and a plan for the benefit of all children within the PleasantvilJe - Chappa- qua-Mount Kisco area has been approved. The classes will be held in the Quaker tracMion of service to the community The leader of each class will guide discussions concerning biblical and spiritual matters. Students of any faith may attend the classes, to explore the meanings of the Old and New Testament. Those of the \fnendfy persuasion\ make no requests of the students, and take no cogni­ zance of whether or not they par­ ticipate in Quaker meetings. Course Of Study The suggested course of study will start with a reading from the Bible at a general assembly. Then the group will break up into six classes ranging from first graders to high school seniors. There will also be a quiet room for adults who may wish to discuss religious subjects. A nursery is provided for pre-school children. Each group, at its own intellec­ tual level, will ponder the meaning of the biblical text of the day. It is hoped that the children will benefit by having all classes coordinated as they will be when each starts with Gene­ sis at the first meeting. The leader of each group will t House which still is nctive on Supply pe-tinent texts from the Bible and research material. He will not teach in the usual sense of presenting dogma, but will en­ courage each student to enter the discussion to arrive at his own in­ terpretation. Each student will be allowed to find his own comfort and guidance in the Testaments. Those who wish will be wel­ comed to participate in the silent worship which is the basis of \Quakerism.\ Chappaqua was founded .by the Quakers. The Meeting House on Quaker Rd. was built in the 1750's and has figured in the formation of the community ever since. The King St. Meeting House the very house in which the First Day School classes will now be held— was moved away from the Meeting Full Speed Ahead! Pool Assn. Votes to Start Drilling Well CHAPPAQUA— About 150 enthusiastic members of the Chappaqua Swimming Pool Assn. voted unanimously Monday at Robert E Bell School to start drilling a well on the propcrtv vhere they plan to construct a private pool. The well would supply water for mixing the cement for the pool and later supplv water for the pool itself. The association hopes this work wiM start within three weeks. John P. Hunsicker, presi­ dent of the g.wup. said.$2,000 Down Payment The association made a $2,000 pasment on right acres of the Al­ bert Turner Estate on Hardscrab- b!e Sept. 13. The group had for­ merly held a letter of intent to purchase the property This was when it was working in eoopera Hunsicker said the association now had 159 signed members but that he expected the figure to ex­ ceed 200 shortly. He said the group expected to have its quota of members (325) by the middle of October. Drive Extended The membership dm\ v as ex­ tended unti! (Vt 15 or unti 1 there are 325 members, which ever is first. The drive had originally been scheduled to end last night. According to Hunsicker. a move by a private citizen to contest the validity of the Aug. 27 referen­ dum had impeded the group's drive considerably. If the vote was declared illegal, another referen­ dum would be held But even if another vote were held and the referendum passed, the POO ! could not be construct tion with the town to construct a j ea in time for use next year. This has been the goal of the associa­ tion John W Whittlesey, legal ad­ visor for the group, told mem­ bers of this last night and it was decided to go ahead with work on the pool. public pool But a leferendum 1o construct the public pool w .is defeated last month. If it had passed, the as­ sociation planned to turn the Tur­ ner property over to the town. It has been rumored that Mr. and Mrs. James Lester, who en­ gaged an attorney to contest the referendum, decided to drop the suit when they learned that a poo! could not be constructed in time for use next year if another vote were held. To Meet Again The association scheduled an­ other meeting for mid-October when officials said details of the pool would be disclosed. Hunsick­ er said the group had several en­ gineers on its building commit­ tee and other contacts that would aid the group in getting work un­ derway. A$50 initiation fee is charged families who join the association and a $350 membership certificate is payable when the membership roll is closed. The$350 certificate would be repurchased by the as­ sociation when a family resigned its membership. Officials of the association have estimated that it will cost each family $60 to$70 a year to operate the pool. Brig-N-Teen At Bell School On Weekends CHAPPAQUA— The Board of Education, meet­ ing Monday night at the Bell School, approved the use of the cafeteria at the school on Friday and Saturday evenings by the Bng-N-Teen. youth canteen start­ ed last spring. Permission was given \to the extent consistent with the school program.\ and the board promised to make every effort to establish regular and fixed dates for the canteen. Stephen E. Kelly, one of the canteen's founders and cochair- man of its board of directors, asked the Board of Education for use of the cafeteria on all Friday and Saturday evenings during the school year, stressing the import­ ance of a regular program. But the school board and Bell Princi­ pal R. Bruce IVTcGill decided that the canteen could not use the building on certain evenings when there was a regular Bell School function scheduled. Management Lee Williams of Pleasantville is the canteen's new director. The program is sponsored by the New Castle Recreation Commission. Its board of directors includes Mr. and Mrs Kelly, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Bridgman, Mr. and Mrs. Morris Lasker, Mr. and Mrs. Rob­ ert Holland, Herbert Heerwagon of the commission, and a school representative still to be chosen. An executive committee includes Williams. Mrs. Bridgman, Richard Caso of the recreation commisson, and the student officers: Biff Fow­ ler, president; John Evans, vice president; Mickey Ruderman, trea­ surer; and Jane Torborg, secre­ tary. Two representatives of each class at the high school ae still to be added to this committee. A total of 330 signed up for the Brig-N-Teen last spring, Mr. Kel­ ly reported. Five rules were de­ cided upon and signed by all members: no smoking, swearing, or games of chance; no alcholic beverages; appropriate attire and behaviorj off-limits rules in school to be observed; and no more than one guest each weekend per mem­ ber. The students raised a fund of just under $1,000 in a drive last spring, Kelly said, and the money will be allocated at the discretion of the Board of directors. NC League Conducting Fund Drive CHAPPAQUA- The 1959 finance drive of the New Castle League of Women Vot­ ers, now being conducted and continuing through Sept. 23, is directed to both members and non-members in the community, according to Finance Chairman Mrs. Garth Montgomery. Plans for the drive were formu- • lated at a meeting held on Wed- nedsday of last week at the home of Mrs. Malcolm Seligman on Hardscrabble Rd\. Mrs. Montgomery gave instruc­ tions to the finance workers, em­ phasizing the fact that the New Castle League relies on contribu­ tions to make up more than half of its total yearly budget. The re­ mainder comes from members' dues, which have been kept to 14 a year. Women aiding Mrs. Montgomery in the fund drive are: Mrs. Wal­ ter Adams, Mrs. Thomas Allen, Mrs. John Barnes, Mrs. Walter Cohn, Mrs. Michael Dann, Mrs. Monroe Diamond, Mrs, John Doer- schuk, Mrs. Judson Irislj, Mrs. Richard Kimball, Mrs. Paul Lang, Herbert Meller, Mrs. Philip Mey­ er, Mrs. Bruce Miller, Mrs. T. R. Miller, Mrs. Howard Morton, Mrs. Robert Peck, Mrs. Malcolm Seligman, Mrs. Donald- Smiley, Mrs. Edwin Van Brunt, Mrs. John Whittlesey, Mrs. Kenneth Wilson and Mrs. Thomas Woodbury. Quacker Rd This move of the building, stick by stick, took place before the Civil War. Children of those who attend the Quaker Rd. Meeting will be wel­ comed at the King St. First Day School. For further information about the school, residents may call Mrs. Ralph Skeels, CH 1-0323, or ask at the King St. Meeting House any Sunday at 10 a.m.$98,000 Plan Offered Again By Board CHAPPAQUA— Oct. 31 has been set as the date for another vote on the com­ pletion of the athletic fields at Horace Greeley High School. A pamphlet giving complete details will be distributed about Oct. 5, and a public information meeting will be held on Saturday, Oct. 17, so that the residents of School District 4 will be fully informed on the subject. This announcement was releas­ ed by the Board of Education at its regular meeting Monday night at the Robert E. Bell School. The necessary formal resolution will be passed at the board's next meeting, Sept. 28 Elliott Bliss, building and trans­ portation chairman of the board, made the announcement. He stat­ ed that the board had received many requests for another vote since the one-vote defeat of the issue on June 22. \Some economies, some adjust­ ments, some additional space use\ were forecast in the new presentation, but the cost, Mr. Bliss added, would in no case be higher than the $98,000 asked for in June. Work on the athletic fields should be completed \on the basis of acute need,\ Mr. Bliss said. He commented that there had been a sharp drop in all athletic partici­ pation except track, which had in­ creased since the new track was completed last spring. Mrs. Warren Lynch, board pres­ ident, commented that the board was \very anxious to complete the high school,\ and said that she hoped more voters would turn out, regardless of how they voted. The vote last spring was 209-208. All members of the board agreed that information given the voters at that time was inade­ quate, and Board Member Mor­ ns Lasker said that \the voting public will be far better informed\ this time. Other factors influencing the small turnout and negative vote were believed to be the fact that voting took place the same day as graduation exercises at the high school, and heavy rain pour­ ed down much of the time. Both the information meeting and the voting will take place this time at Horace Greeley High School. Polls will be open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. First PTA Meeting Scheduled For Monday at Greeley HS CHAPPAQUA— The Chappaqua Parent Teacher Assn wi.'l hold its first meeting of the year, next Mondav at 8 p m in the auditorium at Horace Greeley High School. Dr. Donald Miles, principal of the high school and acting district principal, will discuss \What's New at Your High School?\ Coffee will be served in the cafeteria from 8 o'clock on, and the entire teaching staff of the high school is scheduled to be on MORTON S. SELLNER M. S. Sellner In Eastern \Who's Who\ CHAPPAQUA— Morton S. Sellner of 37 Pros­ pect Dr. is listed in the new 1959 edition of '\Who's Who in the East,\ published by Marquis in Chicago. This edition is a supple ment of \Who's Who in America\ Mr. Sellner represents The Trav­ elers Insurance Co. as an agent and insurance broker in the Sell­ ner & Sellner Insurance Co., with offices in New York City and m Pleasantville. He started in business as an agent for The Travelers in 1937 This summer, he attended a meet­ ing in Canada of The Travelers Inner Circle, an honorary agents' organization. Mr. Sellner is vice chairman of the New York State Advisory Board of Accident and Health in­ surance examinations; associate chairman of the general insurance division of the United 1 Jewish Ap­ peal; a governor of the Town Club of New Castle: member o! the Mount Kisco Jewish Com­ munity; and member of the Chap- T „, _ , , paqua Dads Club. He is also for- Mrs. Louis Laun, Mrs. James m er chairman of the Town Club's Lynch, Mrs. John Mann. Mrs- J School Committee; is 1959 chair' man of the club's Police and Fire Committee; administrator of the group life plan for the Brush Industry Insurance Fund; and for­ mer trustee and administrator of the 12:30 Club Insurance Fund. Mr. Sellner and his family have lived in Chappaqua for 17 years. hand to greet parents. All fam­ ilies are urged to take advantage of this social occasion to become acquainted with their children's teachers. An opportunity for per­ sonal questions will be provided later on in the year, at the an­ nual Community Night. The next PTA meeting will take place on Monday evening, Sept. 28, at the Robert E. Bell School, and the final program in the in­ troductory series is scheduled for Roaring Brook School on Oct. 5. Telephones will be manned at al! times at all meetings of the PTA. The PTA membership drive will open next Monday, with its sights set on 100 per cent enrollment. Parents will be given an oppor­ tunity to join through Sept 25. and detailed information will be sent home with the school chil- dren> according to Mrs. Torquato DeFelice. chairman. In urging parents to join the PTA, Mrs. DeFelice explained that the group does an important liai­ son job in the community, pre­ senting community views to the schools and affording the schools chances to explain their educations al aims and techniques. The PTA program depends on mem­ bership dues for its support. A committee working on reor­ ganization under the leadership of Mrs. Alton Gerlach, Bulletin chair­ man, includes Mrs. Charles Coy for Horace Greeley High School; Mrs. G. P. Bierbach for the Fifth Grad'e; Mrs. William Beat- ty for Robert E. Bell School; Mrs. Lawrence Caso for Roaring Brook School; and Mrs. Gordon Hale for Kipp St. Kindergarten. Adult Dance Classes Start Next Month CHAPPAQUA— Adult dancing classes under the sponsorship of the New Castle Recreation Commission will start on Monday. Oct. 19 at 8:30 p.m. in the gymnasium at Roaring Brook School. The class that night is for advanced pupils; a begin­ ners' class will start on Oct. 26. Jerry Richard's is again the in­ structor for both classes. Registrations will be accepted immediately, and it is requested fiat they be made as soon as pos­ sible so that the organization of the classes can be assured. The classes are wholly self-supporting, having no financial support from any organization, and therefore need a full registration to insure success. Checks in the amount of$17.50 mailed to Mrs. Edgar B. Smith, 171 S. Bedford Rd. constitute reg­ istration. Further information can be obtained from Mrs. Smith. CH 1-0103, or from Mrs. Edward Sweeney, MO 6-9526. HARD AT WORK preparing for the Chappaqua Garden Club's Annual Plant Sale were these members of the committee in charge, who met last week at the home of Mrs. David Hyde on Annandale Dr. The Plant Sale will take plage Oct. 2 at the Chappaqua Railroad Sta­ tion. Shown here in the front row are, left to right, Mrs. Don­ ald Ross, Mrs. Bert Lange. Mrs. Frank Miller. Mrs. Hyde and Mrs. George Payne In the back row are Mrs. Thomas A. Mur­ phy, Mrs. H. J. Wright, Mrs. W. S. Avery, Mrs. William E. Holden, Mrs. Arnold Way, and Mrs. Howard Swenson—Photo by George Haas Semi-Retirement Soon STANDING STRAIGHT and tall as she can is appealing little Christine Pauchet of Par­ is, who has just been \adopted\ financially by Mr. and Mrs. Granville S. Foss of Chappa­ qua, under the Foster Parents' Plan, Inc. of New York City. The 11-year-old! lives^ with her mother, sister and brother m a tiny, one-room flat in a Parisian slum area. The father of the family died when serv­ ing his country in Indo-Chma. For Rev. A. D. Moore CHAPPAQUA— The Rev. Alfred D. Moore, as­ sociate minister of the First Con­ gregational Church, w ill retire from full - time work w ith the church on Jan. 1. 1960. He plans a part-time schedule, however, and will continue at the church in several fields of work with which he is already identified. Mr. Moore will be the palish visitor, and will continue his calls upon members of the congrega­ tion. He will al. 3 o keep up his work with the Senior Citizens group which meets twice a month at the church. A third project with which he will still be affili­ ated 1 is very dear to his heart; pas­ toral counselling, in connection with which a group of ministers in the northern Westchester area meets monthly with a practicing psychiatrist. The project is car­ ried out in cooperation with the Mental Health Assn. of Westches­ ter, and provides the pastors with professional advice calculated to assist them in solving problems of parishioners who turn to them for help. Details of Mr. Moore's semi-re­ tirement remain to be worked out as to time and extent, but he will probably spend several days a week on church work. Mr. Moore was named associ­ ate minister of First Church four years ago, but he has been a member since 1947. Prior to join­ ing the church staff he was for 11 years the executive secretary of the Committee on World Literacy and Christian Literature of the Foreign Missions Division of the National Council of Churches of Christ in the U.S.A. House Tour in Rye Area Set By Mount Holyoke Alumnae CHAPPAQUA— Mrs. W. Wirt Wickes of Law­ rence Farms has tickets and!ursing brochures for area Mount Holyoke alumnae and friends interested in attending the Mount Holyoke Club of Westchester's ninth annual House Tour, scheduled for Tues­ day. Oct. 6 from 1 to 5 p.m. Six homes, all in Rye vicinity, have been selected for their un­ usual interest and will be open to the public that afternoon. Pro­ ceeds of the tour will provide scholarship funds for qualified Westchester girls. Houses include the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Dammann of Kirby La. Rye; the modern home of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Pa- velle on Westerleigh Rd, Pur­ chase; \Greenhall one of Rye's most dramatic residences, owned by Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Pierce; the contemporary home of Mr. and Mrs. Max Eckardt on N Man- Island; the house of Mr. and Mrs. James D. Gcrnon of Polly Park Rd., Harrison; and the colonial home of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Birmingham on Hidden Spring La , Rye. The Dammann home was a four-story gray shingle residence overlooking a mill pond The Pavelle home is built around a conservatory full of exotic plants. Bold colors and unusual materials have been used through­ out. The hanging fireplace and stairway are bronze. A guest room has a hidden kitchenette; the play­ room a miniature soda fountain, and the master bedroom its own sun terrace. The Pierce residence is Georgi­ an in style, furnished largely with American and English antiques. Throughout the house are water- colors, tempuras and oils painted by Mrs. Pierce, whose studio is also open for viewing. The Eckardt home commands a magnificient sweeping view of Long Island Sound, and a walk from the terrace leads to a stone pier. Although the house is contemporary, English, French and Colonial antiques are used in the furnishings. The. house of Mr. and Mrs. Gernon was designed by the own­ ers with an eye to gracious liv­ ing and easy upkeep. Most of the fabrics are washable, and beauti­ ful parquet and terrazzo floors eliminate the need for rugs. The Birmingham house has been decorated to suit the needs of a young family. It mixes many styles with grace and taste. There is a Charles Addams water color in the dining room, originally paint­ ed to illustrate one of Mr. Bir­ mingham's articles in Holiday magazine. Tea will be served in the parish hall of Christ Church Rye, from 2:30 to 4:30. The church, fourth to be erected on the spot of the first Anglican church in New York, houses a silver Chalice and Paten presented by Queen Anne in 1706. It also has a Day window in memory of Clarence Day and his wife. VICTOR over a shark which he caught at Rehoboth, Del. was ten-year-old Howard Trent of New York City, a Fresh Air Fund child who was the guest this summer of Mr. and Mrs. D. L. Elgood 1 of Lawrence Farms South, Chappaqua. The Elgoods were hosts to Howard at their Chappaqua home, and took him on vacation. Surf fishing was one of Howard's great enthusi- ams, Mrs. Elgood reported, and he caught the shark five min­ utes after he was allowed to hold the rod. The Elgood fam­ ily have been \Friendly Town\ hosts to Fresh Air Fund young­ sters for two years) Round Robin Bridge Entries Are Sought CHAPPAQUA— All bridge players in the com­ munity are invited to play in the Round Robin Bridge starting in the next few weeks under the aus­ pices of the Roman Catholic Church of St. John and\ St. Mary. Mrs. Theron Hyatt is chairman of the project. Daytime, evening and mixed couple groups are planned. Sept. 20 is the deadline for entering, and all those interested are asked to call Mrs. William Bluett, CH 1-0743, or Mrs. J. A. Crowley, CH 1-19Q7.