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ttbnm Mount Kisco, N. Y., Thursday, September 24, 1959 13 Adult School Starts Six Classes on Oct. 6 OLDER THAN' CHAPPAQL'A by bl \ears was the 290-year-old tree from which tins cross sc- tioi was cut, according to cal­ culations made by Dwhnst \V. Wade ol the Wade Tree sciv'ce in ('!:.»nn,;qua The great wlvte oak, which sprouted back in 1660, was dead and had to be cut down fiom its spot on Senter St. near the Chappaqua Lihraiv A companion is still standing, but is rv«t in good condition and may suffer the same fate before too long. This cross sec­ tion, about 40 inches in diamet- ci. is cuirently attracting much attention in the window ol the Chappaqua Pharmacy. Charles Benson, owner of the drug stoie. points to the 1730 date when Chappaqua was settled by the Quakers. Other dates in the chronology show the births of George Washington and Abra­ ham Lincoln, the coming of the Harlem Railroad to the village in 1846; the arrival of Horace Greeley in 1851: the building of the present railroad station in 1900; and other national and international events The cross section, about four inches thick, weighs about 200 lbs. Mr. Ben­ son plans to have it made into a coffee table. A lead bullet found in it is believed to have lodged there in 1870 — Staff photo by Dante Ratfaeli NROTC Exam Candidates Must Apply by Nov. 14 CHAPPAQUA— I The Regular NROTC is maintain- Deadline date is Nov 11 for re-| pd for one purp() se-to train and ceipt of all applications for the Regular NROTC college tiainmg program. The mental examina­ tion is scheduled for Dec 12. and is open to all high school seniois and graduates who can qualify Dale E Remaly. dean of students at Horace Greeley High School, has application forms, and they may also be obtained at U. S Navy recruiting stations. Male citizens of the United States who have reached the 17th anniversary of birth and ha\e not passed the 21st anniversary of birth on July 1, 1960 are eligible to apply ior the Navy College Ap­ titude Test. Those contemplating a college course which takes five years to complete must not have passed the 20th anniversary of birth on July 1, 1960. Persons attaining a qualifying score will be given the Navy's rig­ id midshipman physical examina­ tion next February. From the pool ->f qualified candidates remaining in competition, approximately 1,600 young men will be selected for appointment as midshipmen and will enroll in one of the 52 col­ leges of their choice where a Nav- il Reserve Officers Training Corps Unit is located. educate young men for ultimate commissioning as career officers in the Navy and Marine Crops. Successful candidates will start their naval careers in colleges and universities across the coun­ try in 1960. After a normal college education and substantial Navy training, graduates will be com­ missioned as regular officers in the Navy or Marine Corps for active duty with the United States Fleets throughout the world For those who apply and qualify, assignment to flight training will open flew careers in naval aviation- In addition to the normal col­ lege curriculum, midshipmen in the Regular NROTC will study a planned course in naval science. All tuition, fees and books will be furnished by the Navy, plus an an­ nual retainer pay of $600 for a maximum of four years Regular NROTC midshipmen will spend part of three summers on training cruises with various Fleet units. Dean Remaly has been provided with specific information concern­ ing the NROTC program, and will furnish bulletins to any interested students New Catholic School Opens Four Grades in Chappaqua CHAPPAQUA- St. John anc> St. Mary Parochial School opened Monday with a reg­ istration of 129 pupils, members of the parish from Chappaqua and from Armonk. Pupils are attending grades one through four, and present plans call for the addition of one class each year until a complete eight- grade school is in operation. Teaching of the present four classes is by the Presentation Or­ der, from Newburgh. Principal of the school is Mother Benedicta. and there are three sisters and a former public school teacher from New York City. The sisters are now living in a convent con­ verted from the former Granger house at 4 St. John's PI. St. John and\ St. Mary School is one of ten new schools in the Archdiocese of New York, two in Staten island and the remaining eight in Westchester. In Westches­ ter alone, 31,600 pupils are enroll­ ed at the elementary level, with an additional 7,430 in the high schools. CFD Drill, Not Fire, This Sunday. CHAPPAQUA - Chief Fred H.tchcock of the Fire Dept wants the community to know that the fire trucks that will be on Hardscrabble Rd. this Sunday afternoon are there for practice purposes only, and not a fire. He is asking residents to help the department by staying home instead of driving there and parking cars in the area. The Fire Dept. will run a relay drill at 2 o'clock for the pjtirpose of finding out just how much wat- er can be pumped there in case of a fire. A five-truck relay to the last house on Hardscrabble Hill, which is in the Chappaqua protection dis­ trict, will use the last hydrant at the intersection of Hardscrabble Rd and Old Chappaqua Rd . a distance of about eight-tenths of a mile Running the relay will be Mill­ wood, Bnarcliff, Pleasantville and two trucks from Chappaqua. Mount Kisco will stand by in the Bedford Rd. Fire House, for protection to the community in the event of a fire during the drill CHAPPAQUA— Three new courses and three popular repeats will be offered by the Chappaqua Adult School this fall. \Law Everyone Should Know.\ which will be taught by Chappaqua lawyer Mary Bernson. and \Physica.1 Fitness For Wom­ en.\ to be 'conducted by Ruth Mann will be offered for the first time. Gertrude Kraemer who taught a course in ceramics in 1957 will give a course on \Clay Sculpture and Pottery\ which will include all aspects of handbuild- mg and decorating. This course, as well as Mrs. Mann's physical fitness course, will have a limited enrollment. Mrs. Bernson's course will inform, not advise, tho lay­ man of the practical application of the law. Mrs. Mann will give special attention to individual fig­ ure problems, as well as offer­ ing exercises to help improve pos­ ture, poise and 1 muscle tone. Popular courses given last year which will be repeated this fall include \Conversational French\ taught by Gisele Carruth: \Con­ versational Spanish.\ which will be given by Maria Cruz Ander­ son; and \Rug Hooking.\ again being conducted by Elsie Kelley. These courses w ill begin on' Adult School Tuesday, Oct. 6 and will be held on each successive Tuesday from 8:15 to 10:15 p.m. at the Rob­ ert E. Bell School. \Rug Hook­ ing,\ however, will meet on Tues­ day afternoon from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Registration for these courses | will be held at the Robert E. Bell School on Friday, Oct. 2, between | 7 30 and 9 p.m. and on Saturday, Oct. 3, between 10 a.m. and 12 i noon. Registration for unfilled courses will also be accepted on the first night of class meeting. Mail registrations should be I made in advance, accompanied by a check for the registration fee made out to the Board of Adult Education. Robert E Bell School, 50 Senter St., Chappaqua. The registration fee is $4.50 per course. A more extensive set of courses will be offered in the 1960 spring term, according to the announce­ ment of the Adult School Advisory Committee Members of that com­ mittee include Mr. Thomas B. Al-| len. Mrs. Richard W. Kimball,; Mrs Paul H. Lang, Mrs. Frank H. Low, David E. Nierenberg* Mrs. W. Lansing Reed, Donald | Whitney, and Mr. Robert M. Young. Eric Cole is director of the | Brig-'N-Teen Opens Up This Saturday Night FALSE ARREST CLAFAI MOUNT VERNON - Dan Daise of 219 S. 7th Ave. has filed a $25,- 000 suit against the city for what ht- teims was false arrest. Daise said he was sitting in front of his home talking to his wife on July 4 when Patrolman Ernest Coleman told him to move He said the po­ liceman struck him on the head with his nightstick, causing injur­ ies requiring six stitches. Daise was charged with third degree as­ sault and disorderly conduct. City Judge P. Raymond Singnano later dismisses the charges. Daise claims the city was negligent in allowing Coleman to be a mem­ ber of the force. CHAPPAQUA— The Bng-'N-Teen, Chappaqua leenage center, will open its 1959- 60 season Saturday at 8 p m. in the cafeteria at the Robert E. Bell School. Biff Fowler, Bng-'N- Teen president who made the an­ nouncement this week, said that there would be new, popular se­ lections on the juke box, ping pong and other games and spe­ cial refreshments served by the Bng-'N-Teen refreshment com­ mittee with the help of Mrs. Ger­ ald Torborg. Membership cards went on sale at Horace Greeley High School today (Thursday) at 8 a.m. They are one dollar each, and may be obtained from the Bng-'N-Teen grade representatives who are serving under Merry Holmes, membership chairman. Handling the tickets for the freshnreh - are Bruce Campbell, Bonnie MaeMahbn^hnd Lee Mor­ ris. Sophmore representatives are Harold Ofstie, Bill Martin and Merry Holmes. Juniors can get their tickets from Bill Beeson. Lou Ann Sawyer and Brent Carl­ son. Sel'ing tickets to the sen­ iors will be Sandy Donham, Bob Holmes and Dick Quinn. Students are urged to buy their tickets in advance, but they will also be sold at the door on Satur­ day night. Membership in the Bng-'N-Teen is open to all high school age students in New Castle. Other chairmen for the year ap­ pointed by President Fowler and by Lee Wdliams. the director, are as follows: Art and Posters, Sandy Donham; Entertainment, Mickey Ruderman; Games, Bob Holmes: House, Bruce Campbell and Dick Quinn; Refreshments, Lee Morris and 1 Lou Ann Sawyer. In addition to the president. Biff Fowler, the officers are: Brent Carlson, vice president; Jane Tof- borg. secretary; and Mickey Ru­ derman. treasurer. The Bng-'N-Teen is under the sponsorship of the New Castle Rec­ reation Commission, and has on its board pi directors the- following: Mr. ai# Mrs, Stephen JEfeJly, -Mrr and '^•Richard\ S. -TMdgman? Mrs. Moms Lasker, Mr.^an^Mrs. Robert JHolland, Herbert Heer- wagen /and Dr, Donald Miles, ex^ officio. Working directly with the stu­ dents under Director Lee Williams are Richard Caso and Mrs. Bridg- man Invalidation 'Remote/ Says Pool Assn.; Architect Named CHAPPAQUA— Lewis Bowman of Bronxville has been chosen as the architect for the swimming pool planned by the Chappaqua Swimming Pool Assn. according to a progress report re­ leased this week by the group Mr Bowman, who will supervise all construction details, is a mem­ ber of the American Institute of Architects. His 45 years of ex­ perience includes the buildin.;; of many pools of all types. He is now studying topographical maps and the Chappaqua site to pin­ point optimum pool orientation. When this has been done, well drilling will start. The association has reported the pending suit to invalidate the Aug. 27 referendum on a town- owned pool, and considers the like­ lihood \remote\ that a court will c ct aside the vote. It states furth- KEADY FOR STUDIES at the Drive. Chappaqua, is this kinder- Stryker. The school opened on newly-opened parochial school of garten class, shown with Sister /Monday with fo - grades total • SU. John and Mary on Poillon Mary Nicholas and Father Louis •- ing 129 pupils — Staff Photo by Dante Raffaeli cr that, if the vote were set aside, outcome of a new referendum is uncertain; and, moreover, any town attempt to re-submit a pub­ lic pool referendum could be vul- rerable to a taxpayer injunction stopping proceedings. The swimming pool association signed a contract Sept. 13 to buy the Turner site on Hardscrabble Rfi for $20,000. Closing date is Oct. 30. with no obligation to turn the contract over to the town un­ less prior to this date a new ref- erndum takes place revising the previous results. Members of the association were reminded that their $350 payment is payable in two $175 install­ ments: the first not later than Oct. 30; the second not later than Nov. 30. Terms are available at I\ ]I m A GOOD START was. what the new pistol range of the New Castle Police Dept. got off to as it was openecLjm..Monday^ when -Supervisor Arthur L.- Green- fired the first' shot and scored a bull's- eye. The top picture shows him ready to shoot, with Ptl. Richard! Jackson ^and Sgt.- Robert TStirhS looking on. In the lower picture, Ptl. Jackson shows the proof of the supervisor's accuracy. The new range is located behind the- Town ..Gara^e—on^-Hunt'-s ••La.; Chappaqua-. • — Staff Photo W Dante Raffaeli ' \ For New Castle ^fyjamoigow Autocrats Unveil 5-Point Platform Northern Westchester Bank, Chappaqua. National Dean at HGHS To Attend Conference CHAPPAQUA — Dale E. Remaly, dean of stu­ dents at Horace Greeley High School, will attend a guidance con­ ference Oct. 8-9 at MacMurray College. Jacksonville, III. Delegates to the conference will have an opportunity to view Mac- Murray's experiment in coordinate education, and will also meet the faculty, staff and students. The new MacMurray College for Men was begun in 1957 alongside the 114-year-old MacMurray College for Women, to inaugurate the coordinate system, new west of the Appalachians. In contrast to coeducation, co­ ordination at MacMurray means that the two colleges operate in­ dependently in most class and campus activities. However, they are organized under the same fa­ culty, staff and Board of Trustees, and share social life. Taconic' Auto Club Wins Precision Race YORKTOWN HEIGHTS — The recently organized Taconic Auto Sports Club of lorthern West­ chester captured the team trophy in the first ?nnual challenge rally Sunday with the Westchester Sports Car Club. Twenty - nine cars of various makes took part in the 63-mile pre­ cision driving test over secondary roads in the northern part of the county. All contestants started at the lower <ate of the Y;rktown Grange Fairgrounds on Mose- man Av^. ard there were four check points along the route. CHAPPAQUA- Denouneing the \disappointing\ record of Republican Supervisor Arthur L. Green's administration, the New Castle Democratic Com­ mittee today unveiled* a five-point platform aimed at coping with \the onrushing spread of urban development\ while \preserving the essential character of the town.\ The platform was released by Party Chairman Frederick Byrne, who issued the following state ment: \Our 1959 platform outlines i practical program for New Castle government for the coming years It emphasizes the positive com­ mon-sense steps that are neces­ sary if New Castle is to respond to the challenge of suburban growth. Every New Castle citizen is aware of the implications of this growth. He knows that New Castle must plan for its future in order to retain its present charac­ ter and to keep the costs of gov ernment within reasonable limits. Our program will achieve these objectives. Sees Fox Regime Essential \We believe the present*admin istration has failed, to the disap- pointment of many who had faith in their ability to adopt a progres­ sive program like ours. It has be­ come apparent to hundreds of vot­ ers that a return to the forward- looking Fox administration of two years ago is now essential for the town. We expect, by introducing our platform and candidates wide­ ly throughout the town in the coming weeks, to be returned to office in November. (Former Su pervisor J. Edward Fox. who was defeated by Green by 50 votes in the 1957 election, again is the Democratic candidate for Super­ visor.) \New Castle, in common with many other growing communities, faces crucial decisions with res­ pect to its future. In making his choices in the coming election, the New Castle voter should con­ sider the importance of this quota­ tion from the Town Development Plan: \From now on, New Castle cannot afford routine, pedestri­ an government. The town admin­ istration of the coming y^ars must be aware of the position of New Castle in this period of rapid sub­ urban growth, and must have a program for the future to achieve the goal its citizens want. To as­ sure growth that is both orderly and economical, it must tackle to­ morrow's problems today.\ Green Leadership Scored \The Green administration has failed completely to meet this challenge. The preceding Fox ad­ ministration, exercising positive, common -sense government, achieved an enviable legislative record in two short years and laid the groundwork for many progres­ sive programs. All this came to a full stop under Supervisor Green. His administration literally tied it­ self in knots trying to free itself from the 'complexities' of its rou­ tine problems. This preoccupation with the picayune has been a bit­ ter disappointment to the voters who two years ago mistook a campaign catch phrase for a call to action. \In thus disappointing the vot­ ers, the Green administration has created 1 the major issue of the campaign. Two years have been lost. A sound, economical plan for the '60s must be put into immed­ iate motion—a balanced plan con­ centrated on the need to keep in­ dividual tax rates down and to preserve the essential character of the town.\ The Democratic Platform CHAPPAQUA— If elected, New Castle- Demo­ cratic candidates are pledged to initiate a program featuring the following areas: 1. PARKING More off-street parking must be provided in the Chappaqua busi­ ness district. First, the old Wat­ er Dept. garage site must be re­ tained by the town for parking, providing access to stores from interior lands. Every responsible organization and individual in town favors this. The Town De­ velopment Plan recommends it. Only Mr. Green is opposed. Sec­ ond, stalling on the Chappaqua Parking District must stop. If elected the Democratic Supervis­ or will work with the School Board to exchange school land for use of the town recreation field 1 . The field will then be retained for recreational use and the Parking District, created in 1957 by the Fox administration, may at long last build its parking facilities. We oppose the use of parking met ers in these areas. 2. RECREATION We will develop a program of strategically located play and ath­ letic areas throughout the town To save money and to avoid dup hcation of facilities, town antf school recreation areas should be combined wherever possible. The Town Board should request the Recreation Commission to set up a well-rounded recreation pro gram for all age groups in New Castle. 3. BROADER TAX BASE Everyone knows residential growth creates the need for more town services—roads, water, po­ lice protection, sewers, refuse dis­ posal . . .and schools! Everyone knows these services cost money. And everyone knows that in two years nothing has been done by the Green administration to reduce the individual tax burden by seek­ ing additional sources of revenue. The Fox administration, with the overwhelming approval of the town, passed enabling legislation for the establishment of designed business and commercial building zones in New Castle. But Green failed to follow through with the next logical step. This step, which a Democratic administra­ tion will take, is determining what type of business the town wants- and needs to shift some of the tax load from residential proper­ ty, and adopting a program for attracting such new business. 4. WASTEFUL PRACTICES Money can be saved by halting the wasteful practices character­ istic of the present administration. We propose to: (a) Stop the practice of using private contractors for work that should be done by town forces. (b) Install central purchasing to permit combined orders wherever possible by the de­ partments. (c) Maintain joint stocks of supplies wherever possible. (d> Follow the Town Develop­ ment Plan, with modifications only as necessary. In 1958. aft­ er discussion and preliminary studies by many townspeople, the *)lan was adopted at a cost of $25,000. Despite this expendi­ ture for expert planning, the re­ port has been ignored. 5. ADVANCE PLANNING The efficient use of town main­ tenance funds can only be achiev­ ed by advance olanning. Not only must roads and utilities be kept in good condition, but improve­ ments must be made: hazardous curves eliminated on town roads, drainage systems built, water fa­ cilities expanded. The formula for doing this work at low cost is simplicity itself: scheduled jobs at the beginning of each year for the full year in advance so town labor and ma­ terials may be employed to the maximum. Idle equipment is ex­ pensive. Only by following a plan­ ned maintenance and improvement program can the town operate its assets at capacity. Under the previous Fox admin­ istration this program was suc­ cessfully employed. At present it is not being carried out because it takes leadership, an ingredient lacking in the present adminis­ tration. rt . —} New Books CHAPPAQUA- The following new books are ttvailable at the Chaoaqua Li­ brary as of Sent. 21, 1959: FICTION Pursuit of the Prodigal,\ Lou­ is Auchincloss; \Yesterday Ma­ ria Dermout; \Slack Tide,\ George Harmon Coxe. NON-FICTIpN \Living Earth,\ Peter Farb: The Freudian • Ethic,\ Richard La Piere; \Only When I Laugh,\ Gladys Workman; \Two Gen­ tle Men,\ Marchette Chute; \My Heart Has Seventeen Rooms,\ Car­ ol Bartholomew. YOUNG PEOPLE \Captain Bacon's Rebellion,\ Helen Bobdell; \Magnets Fran­ cis Bitter. CHILDREN \The Magic Ring,\ Neta >L. Frazier; \Mr. Meadowlark,\ Mir­ iam E. Masori, *

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