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Registration of 'New Voters 9 Will Begin on Oct CHAPPAQUA NEWS PAGES 5,12,15 News of other North Westchester communities on inside pages. 10 ^' a Quar 5 CENTS Serving Mount Kisco 81 Years—No. 16 Mount Kisco, N. Y., Thursday, October 1, 1959 SECOND CLASS POSTAGE PAID AT MOUNT KISCO. N.Y., AND CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. Serving New Castle 32 Years MISS ALBA ZIZAMMIA. an assistant observer on the staff of the National Catholic Welfare Conference Office for United Na­ tions Affairs, is greeted hy the RT. Rc\ Msgr. James Bo>le. pastor of St. Francis of Assisi Church. .Mount Kisco. at last night's banquet of Court New­ man. Catholic Daughters of America. The affair was held at Bill Reiber*s Farm, Elmsfo-d. Miss Zizammia. who is also UN correspondent for NCWC News Service, was guest speaker. Look­ ing on are Mrs. GeraJd Boyle, left, chairman of the banquet, and Miss Mary T. Rooney of White Plains. It was the 41st annual birthday banquet of the Mount Kisco group-Staff Photo by James Nevins No Fire Prevention Week Program Needed in Katonah, Declares Chief KATONAH— Lloyd S. Becker, chief of the Ka- tonah Fire Dept, .has issued let­ ters to all the residents covered by his department that there will be no program to mark Fire Prevention Week ui his town. Cit­ ing the good record in the lack of fire losses in Katonah his mes­ sage carries these words, \for me to come out with a Fire Preven­ tion Program with do's and dont's would only discredit such a rec­ ord.\ His letter follows: Dear Residents: The week of Oct. 4-10 is Fire Prevention Week. Every Fire Chief in any fire district is ex­ pected to put out a fire preven­ tion program. This I had intended to do, but at this writing, to my astonishment, I realized that tne fire alarm had not been sounded for a fire for the past 82 days. With this good record coming to my at­ tention, I began to examine the fire records of the past five years. Wh.it was discovered is even more astonishing and is almost unheard of in any fire district of tins sue. The average yearly loss to build­ ing and contents came to only $4,852 a year, with $130 a year for car loss, and not even a loss of life due to fire for the five year period. Checking a little closer, it seems there were few instances where the Katonah Fire Depart­ ment can take a bow in keeping the fire loss down. All the rest of the credit must go to the residents of the district for such a splendid fire protection record. For me to come out with a fire prevention program with the do's and dont's would only discredit such a record. You must be prac­ ticing what the past fire chiefs have been asking you to do in their past fire prevention pro­ grams. The officers and men of the Katonah Fire Dept. salute you, \the residents of the district\ for the fine record in the past. Re­ gardless of what happens in the future, the past record can not be taken away. Let's hope that next year at .this time congratu- laions can still be in the offering.. Irt ..closing, there are • several things I wouid like to impress upon you. Twenty-four hours a day we stand ready to rush to your beckand call. Know your fire call number and call before the fire has time to get a good start. We will gladly sign the fire report, \Out upon arrival!\ Sincerely, Lloyd S. Becker, chief Katonah Fire Department Registration Will Begin On Oct. 8 MOUNT KISCO— Personal registration of \new voters\ and re - registration, if necessary, of others previously registered under the Permanent Personal Registration Act will commence in the upcounty region and elsewhere throughout West­ chester at 5:30 p.m. next Thurs­ day, Oct. 8, the County Board of Elections has announced. Voters will be registered at their polling place from 5:30 to 10 p.m. on Oct. 8 and Oct. 9 and from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Oct.19, the Board of Elections reports. Regis­ tration in the towns of Bedford and New Castle will be held at 20 polling places in Mount Kis'jo, Katonah, Chappaqua, Millwood and the Bedfords. There are 10 elec­ tion districts in each town. Permanent Personal registration, inaugurated in Westchester two years ago, isn't as permanent as the name implies, political lead- ers note. For instance, if you've failed to vote at the last two gen­ eral elections, your name has been dropped from registration rolls and you've got to re-register par- sonally to be eligible to vote at the forthcoming Nov. 3 election. The political chieftains also em­ phasize that any voter who has moved fiom one district to anoth­ er must also re - register even though he or she may continue to reside in the same community. Re-registration is also required, they note, even if a voter only moves from one street number to another within his own district. Persons voting for the first time this year must register personally and to quality for registration th n y must have resided in their elec­ tion district 30 days, four months in the county and one year m 'he state. Fox Lashes Green for 'Contempt' CHAPPAQUA— J. Edward Fox. Democratic candidate for supervisor of the Town of New Castle, fired the opening guns of his campaign with a blast at what he termed Super­ visor Arthur L. Green's \disre­ gard of what the citizens want,\ and specific shots in the direc­ tion of the Green stand on park­ ing meters, railroad station pav­ ing and off-street parking. \Ever since Art Green became supervisor, the people of New Castle have been talking into a rain barrel,\ J. Edward Fox. Democratic candidate for super­ visor, said Saturday, address­ ing a meeting of campaign work­ ers at the home of Democratic Town Chairman Frederick J. Byrne. \Never in the history of this town has a supervisor shown such wholesale disregard for what the citizens want.\ Mr Fox, who was New Castle's supervisor before Mr. Green was elected in 1957, was explaining why his party's 1959 campaign slogan. \Let's Go Back to Com­ mon Sense Government,\ had been chosen. \In Green's administration the institution of the public hearing has become a joke.\ he said. \Green has made suckers out of the good people who have taken the time and trouble to go to pub­ lic hearings. They have jammed the board room to make them­ selves heard, only to be ignored. If Green ever listens to what they say, you would never guess it. \When I was supervisor, I was criticized in some quarters for lis­ tening too well when people talk­ ed. Green is a lawyer, and I am not. But I say to you that public hearings are required by law in order to let the town board hear how the public feels — and pre­ sumably so that the board can be guided accordingly. \But Green doesn't seem to want to be guided by the public's wishes. In fact, he seems to have nothing but contempt for those who don't agree with him—wheth- (Turn to Page 21, Please) Roads Not an Issue, Says Green CHAPPAQUA- \The roads in Lawrence Farms East are not a political issue in this campaign despite the efforts of my opponent in November's election to muddy the situation by emotional breast beating. This is the time to set the record straight.\ With tnese words, Arthur L. Green, supervisor of the Town of New Castle, refuted the charge made by his Democratic oppon­ ent, J. Edward Fox, that residents of Lawrence Farms have been denied a \fair deal\ in relation to the paving of the roads. Fox had made these charges earlier this month. \The roads in Lawrence Farms East are all pnvately owned and the Town cannot legally maintain the roads or even remove snow,\ Green continued. \It has been the long-establish­ ed policy of the Town Board to MK Judge's Decision In State Records MOUNT KISCO— A Village Police Court ruling rendered by Judge John F. Reed Jr. here last June after he re viewed attorneys' briefs growing out of a six-hour tnal of an al­ leged hit-run driver has become a part of official judicial rec­ ords in New York State, the lo cal judge has been advised. A St. Paul, Minn., publishing company informed Judge Reed that his findings in the case of thirty five year old Alma Leigh of Chappaqua have been entered in the official records. Judge Reed found Miss Leigh of Chappaqua innocent of any attempt to avoid arrest after her car struck a park ed vehicle in Mount Kisco last March. accept private roads on condition that they be brought up to mini­ mum standards, the cost to be met 25 per cent by the Town, and 75 per cent by the affected prop­ erty owners. This was the policy in effect when the people in Stan- wood and on Spring Rd. availed themselves of the opportunity to have their private roads taken over by the Town. In the same way the residents of Lawrence Farms East petitioned the Town Board to accept their roads as public roads and agreed to pay 75 per cent of the cost. \In the usual case where there is a new road in a sub-division, the Town requires the developer to build the road according to Town standards at his own ex pense and then the Town accepts the completed road from the de­ veloper. Of course, the developer passes the cost along to the home purchasers. It would be pat­ ently unfair to require house own­ ers who have already paid for their own roads to pay also for the roads in other areas such as \The only justification for the j WRONG GARDENER BEDFORD- Frank Arena, gardener on the estate of Mrs. M. J. Alnq of Bed­ ford, was the winner of two awards at the Harvest Show, held Sept. 17 and 18 in the American Legion HaD, and hot Louis Arena as stat­ ed in the outline'which accompa­ nied the picture of the dahlia ar­ rangement which won the Matthew J. O'brien and the Louis Arena trophies. Top GO Due at Two Leaders Hill, Cornell Will Address Bedford Club BEDFORD VILLAGE— Assemblyman Theodore Hill Jr. and Senator George W. Cornell, both representing Bedford in the State Legislature, will be guest speakers at a Bedford Republican Club \Kickoff\ Rally for the 1959 Campaign at Fox Lane High School on Saturday afternoon, Oct. 3. Senator Cornell will speak on \A Republican's Responsibility in a Local Election\ while Assembly­ man Hill's topic is: \The Need for Republican 'Grass Roots' sup­ port of your State Legislature.\ Both will stress the importance of a Republican Club in these fields. The rally will get underway at 3 p.m. at which time free refresh­ ments will be served in the high school commons and all Bedford voters will have an opportunity to meet and talk with their local Republican candidate as well as Bedford Republican town, county and state officials. Promptly at 4 p.m. the formal part of the program will commence in the Fox Lane auditorium. Raoul Ughetta, Bedford Repub­ lican Club president, will open the program following the National Anthem, and welcome all Repub­ lican officials and guests. Where­ upon, Ross Jones, Republican Town Committee Chairman, will introduce all Bedford Republican candidates for election on Nov. 3. The talks of Senator Cornell and Assemblyman Hill will fol­ low. After the meeting another opportunity will be afforded to chat informally with the candi­ dates, speakers and guests. The Bedford Republican Club, Inc. was founded and incorporat- (Turn to Page 21, Please) THEODORE HELL LT. GOV. MALCOLM WILSON Fire Prevention Week Proclaimed in Village Town's paying any portion of the cost is that the home owners in Lawrence Farms have for years paid highway taxes as part of the Town Outside without receiv ing any highway services on their roads. Their taxes have been used to pay for part of servicing of the Town roads used by them­ selves and others. Under this pol­ icy, the taxpayers in the Town Outside will pay only a fair share in Lawrence Farms East. 1 'The low bid for the improve­ ment necessary to bring the roads up to minimum standards was ap­ proximately 538,000. When neces­ sary engineering, surveying and legal expenses are added, the cost will be still under $45,000. The quarter share to be paid by the taxpayers of the Town Outside is only $11,000. \My opponent,\ said Green \having been Town Supervisor for two years, knows or should know that it would be illegal to use the Town highway employees to make the improvements. He knows full well that taxpayers' money can- (Tum to Page 21, Please) MOUNT KISCO— Mayor Betty Potter of the Vil­ lage of Mount Kisco and the Board of Trustees, will proclaim next week as \Fire Prevention Week\ at the regular Board meet­ ing in the Municipal Building at 8 p.m. This proclamation, in ac­ cordance with requests to all pub­ lic officials, will be in response to a request across the nation from the National Fire Protection As­ sociation, in its effort to make the general public more familiar with the devastating destruction of life and property by fire, so often a careless cause. \Don't give fire a place to start\ is the slogan this year, says James Mattoni, Mount Kis- co's Fire Chief. He produced the following awesome statistics: Ev­ ery day in the U.S.A. there are approximately 1500 home fires, 31 deaths daily by fire, 155 store fires, 110 factory fires, 12 school fires, nine church fires and last, with the best record, five hos­ pitals. In 1958 the cost in dollars by fire was $1,305,000,000. Two million fires piled up that terrible total. Most of the deaths came from deaths are caused by persons fall- ing asleep while smoking or re- entering burning homes to rescue pets and personal possessions. Common causes in addition to smoking are continuous use of electrical appliances in need ot repair, defective heating units, un­ attended bonfires, inflammable fluids, welding torches, and strange as it may seem, vandalism and in­ cendiarism are well down near the bottom of the list. Fire Chiefs in the area add these warnings to the above: \Furnaces and heating units of different var­ ieties will soon be put into use. Beware particularly of the port­ able oil heater. Do not purchase one which has not had the seal of approval of the Board of Fire Un­ derwriters. This type of heater causes much damage in home fires. \A clean, rubbish-free cellar is a good guarantee against fire starting in that area of the house as is a clean chimney and flue. Clear all old paint rags, oil-soak­ ed clothes and old paint pots out of the area. Mhist Have Permission \Leaf burning will soon be the order of the day or evening. First, property owners must have a (Turn to Page 21, Please) Water Main Cleaning Recommended by Firm Yorktown Students Evacuated As Bulldozer Hits Gas Line YORKTOWN HEIGHTS— Several hundred students in the northern wing of Yorktown High School were evacuated yesterday as a precautionary measure after a bulldozer cracked a feeder-gas line at the- Triangle nearby. Con Edison crews plugged the leak. No casualties were reported. The Yorktown Heights Fire De­ partment was summoned and Yorktown police rerouted traffic at the heavily-traveled intersection where two supermarkets are lo cated. The break occurred just before noon during excavation operations by the Ottaviano Construction Co., in ponnection with the cut-off, which the state is constructing to by-pass the business section of the community. The Triangle is formed by the junction of Route 202 and 118. MOUNT KISCO— Li a report to the Village Board, the Pitometer Association of New York, a firm employed by the village to make a water waste survey in water mains here, rec­ ommends that the village employ a firm to clean and cement line the 16\ mains from By ram Lake to the village. The firm discovered leaks in mams here which amounted to the loss of 126,000 gallons of water daily. These leaks have all been repaired. GEORGE CORNELL Parents Ask 40.250 for School Injury CROSS RIVER— A claim for damages in excess of $40,000 has been filed against the Board of Education of Union Free School District One by par­ ents of a John Jay High School freshman who charges she was severely injured in a classroom accident at the school last June 1. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Van Strea- der Jr. allege that their thirteen year old daughter, Patricia, may have suffered permanent injuries when knocked from the seat she occupied by another student who dashed into the room in the teach er*s absence. The parents have filed a $25,000 daim on behalf of their daugh­ ter and ask $15,250 compensation for hospital bills, medical expens- (Turn to Page 21, Please) Wilson Set As Speaker In Chappaqua CHAPPAQUA— In a public appearance and ad­ dress unprecedented for a top state official in Chappaqua's modern history. Lt. Gov. Malcolm Wilson will headline the program of the Republican Club of New Castle, to be held Thursday, Oct. 15, in the Horace Greeley high school auditorium. Richard L. Neale, club presi­ dent, in making the announcement extended an invitation to attend to \all residents of the town, of whatever political persuasion from nine years of age to ninety.\ He called Mr. Wilson, \one of the supremely effective public officials of our times.\ As Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller's personal choice for a running-mate in the 1958 election, and as a full- fledged member of the governor's team of intimate advisors, it is expected that Mr. Wilson will dis­ cuss the highlights of the first year of the Republican adminis­ tration in Albany. \If he avoids speculation as to the governor's political future in his speech,\ Mr. Neale commented, \surely he will be ready to handle the question from the floor later.\ Fire Damages P.R. Kitchen POUND RIDGE— The Pound Ridge Fire Depart­ ment answered a call Thursday at 6 p.m. at th* home of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Brooks on Kitch- awan Rd., wh^re a deep fryer of fat ignited on the' kitchen stove as Mrs. Brooks was preparing the evening meal. While actual fire destruction was confined to t^e kitchen, where much of the kitchen equipment was damaged, smoke marred the dining room and hall of the house to the extent that a refinishing job will be required. A vent to the roof which car­ ried much of the flame and smoke out of the house that way, gener­ ated enough heat to melt the shingles around the vent. Mr. and Mrs. Brooks are awaiting an es­ timate of dnmage costs from their insurance agent and will immedi­ ately begin repairs on the build­ ing. Alice Brooks, their four-year-old daughter, will stay with her grand­ parents in lower Westchester while the work is going on. Mr. Brooks is a physicist with the Nuclear Development Coip. in Elmsford. Kisco to Issue New Type of Parking Tag MOUNT KISCO- • The Village will issue a new type of parking permit sticker beginning with the October quar­ ter. Police Chief John Cregier announced today. However, because of a delay in printing of the stickers, car owners will have until Oct. 5 to display the new issue. Mail­ ed applications for stickers which have been sent to the clerk's office, will be filled be­ fore the deadline. Cost of the quarterly parking permit is $9.75. Supervisor To Speak Arthur L. Green, will speak brief­ ly. Mr. Green is seeking reelec­ tion this fall. The other Republi­ can candidates for local office wifl be introduced. These are Edmund CFi Ebert and Clayton P. Fisher (Turw to Page 21, Please) Postmaster Backs Letter Writing Week MOUNT KISCO— \Letter Writing Week\ will be observed next week for the 22nd time, according to Postmaster Ber­ nard Daley, of the Mount Kisco Post Office, by the State of New York, when all are urged to write a personal letter to a friend or relative. Said Mr. Daley: \I am sure we are all aware that a personal let­ ter is, next to an actual visit, the most intimate and economical means each of us has to communi­ cate with our fellow human be­ ings. Accordingly, I urge everyone to 'write today to those away' \ Posters, depicting a mailman in a new postal vehicle called the mailster, will be displayed in post offices throughout the country. Colorful streamers, proclaiming that \Letters are fun to send and exciting to receive,\ will be displayed on postal vehicles. Postmaster Daley stated that the special week should serve as a reminder to write long-overdue letters to servicemen, hospitaliz­ ed patients, foreign acquaintances, and others who will welcome a personal letter. ROBUST specimens of butter­ nut squash, a highly popular vegetable at this season of the year, are displayed .by Robert K. Adams of Bedford Hills at meeting of the Bedford Farmers' Club yesterday in Parish Hall of Bedford Hills Metfrodist Church. At the right is William H. Sanders of Bedford Hills, who has served as secretary of the dub since 1925-Staff Photo by Dante Raffaeli BELIEVE it or not, these gourds held by William Will of Katonah are members of the same \iamily.\ They were among the many exhibits yes­ terday at the Fall show of the Bedford Farmers' Club in the Parish 7 Hall of Bedford Hills Methodist Church. Will is pres­ ident of the club, which was founded in 1852-Staff Photo by Dante Raffaeli i

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