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Islip Bulletin. (Brentwood, N.Y.) 1962-current, October 21, 1971, Image 1

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Football Player , !/ , Dies Fol lowing Game Funeral services were held from St Mary ' s R.C. Church yesterday (Wednesday) for Eric C. Schmidt , 17 , a guard on the lshp high school football team who died shortly after 9 p.m. Saturday night after having collapsed on the fiel d during an afternoon game. The Rev. William H. Govern officiated and burial followed in L.I National Cemetery in Pinelawn under direction of the Over ton Funeral Home The exact cause of the youth ' s death has not been announced , pending further investigation. Early diagnosis was that there was no direct evidence of physica l injury . An initial autopsy indicated death had occurred due to a brain hemmorrage , according to Medical Examiner Sydney MAKING FURTHER PLANS for completing the 1971 Bay Shore- Brightwaters United Fund Drive are Louis Friedman , president , with Mrs . Fred Bromberg, corresponding secretary; and Mr. Nathan Rakieten , recording secretary with Mrs. Mary Sonken. Join those who give the UNITED WAY at P.O. Box 69 , Bay Shore, New York , 11706. (Robert Clock Photo) Weinberg. llowe\er. he said he could not make a final deter- mination until further studies. Schmidt , who was also a star lacrosse player , collapsed during the second half of a game with Sayville. Sayville won the game , 47-8 Observers said lshp was on the offense at the time and that a referee signalled a penalty against Sayville for grabbing a face mask and that Schmidt was next seen sitting on the ground with helmet off. He fell back on the ground and had to be carried off on a stretcher. Most ob- servers sai d that Schmidt was not directly involved in the penalty play . School officials said that Sch- midt , a 190-pound senior guard , had played five years of football , with both the junior and senior (Continued on Page 26) Menta l Patient Outcare To Get Department Stu dy Social Services Commissioner James Kirby has assured a group of Bay Shore civic leaders , state representatives and County Legislators Michael Grant and Patrick Adams that his depart- ment is surveying the housing of outcare mental patients in Bay Shore \ with an eye towards reassignment. \ A recent meeting, called by Grant and Adams , was the result of complaints received by them from Peter F. Cohalan , Norman DeMott and John Finnerty, GOP candidates for Islip Town offices who recently campaigned in the area and were made aware of the situation. Kirby said his departmen t was surveying known patients to ascertain which hospital they originally came from and to what facility they were assigned. Currently , many of them are outcare mental patients residing at the Lakehurst Inn on Montauk Highway in Bay Shore (formerly known as the O'Conee Hotel). According to mental hygiene representatives at the meeting , the patients were not originally assigned to the Lakehurst facility since it is not a licensed adult home. Kirby said following the comp letion of a survey in the next few weeks , those needing further treatment would be recom- mended for reassignment to a mental hosp ital and others would be placed in proper facilities. Grant and Adams said they were satisfied with the action taken by Commissioner Kirby and were hopeful that the matter would be resolved in the next few weeks. Award Bay Shore Man Bronze Sta r POLITICAL VANDALISM brought the destruction of some 20 signs erected in Isli p town by the Isli p Republican Committee. Here tlr-ee GOP candidates , left to right , Norman DeMott , candidate for Councilman , Kobert W. Chappell , Superintenden t of Highways and Michael Grant , loth District County Legislator , look over the damage to a sign for Peter F. Cohalan , Republican candidate for Islip supervisor , on the South Spur and Freeman Avenue in Islip. Tow n Republican officials said they would prosecute to the fullest all those caught destroying these signs and they urged the opposition \to cease these deplorable tactics that not only destroys private property, but causes Utter and is a disgrace to the community. \ Lt. John T. Digilio , Jr., of Bay Shore , has been presented with the Bronze Star Medal for meritorious service in Vietnam. A member of the Medical Corps with the 95th Evacuation Hospital he is slated to return home shortly to join his wife , Diane , and daughter , Susan. Lt. Diglio is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John T. Diglio , Sr., of 1426 Manor La., Bay Shore. The citation reads as follows: By direction of the President , the Bronze Star Medal is presented to Frst Lieutenant John T. Diglio , Jr., Medical Service Corps , U.S. Army, for meritorious service in connection with ground operations against a hostile force in the Republic ot Vietnam . .. His rapid assesment and solution of the problems inherent in a combat en- vironment greatly enhanced the allied effectiveness against a determined and aggressive enem y . . . First Lieutenant Diglio brought to face task an interest , willingness and determined ability to accomplish effective results. His superlati ve leadership and performance is in keeping with the highest traditions of the Army Medical Department , and reflects great credit upon himself and the U.S. Army. To wn Recre a tio n Department Plans Annual \Goblin \ Ni ght The Town of Islip Departmen t of Parks and Recreation is sponsoring the Fourth Annual Ghost and Goblin Night , which will be held on Sunday, Oct. 31. This year the events will take place in five locations: East Islip/Islip at Brookwood Hall , Brentwood at Recreation Center No. 1 , Central Islip at Recreation Village , West Islip at Sequams Park and Bohemia at Recreation Center No. 5. The gala festivities will include a parade and costume judging at all areas. Pri zes will be awarded for the best and most original costumes. This year awards will be given to the organizations building the best floats in the parade. Any organizations and bands wishing to march , or any groups wishing to enter floats in the parades , are welcome and should feel free to contact Bob Cordani , at JU 1-2000 Ext. 325 . Any teen bands wishing to play at the festivities after the parades should also cal JU 1-200 Ext. 325. One special feature of Ghost and Goblin Night will be a sto re- front window painting conte st held Sat., Oct. 23 , in each area. Participating youngsters will work in teams of four. The four contestants must all be from the same age group. Boys and girls in the following categories are eligible: Group I--7-8 ; Group II- SCHOOL TIME - Maria Esposito, lirst grade student in Susan White ' s class at North Elementary School , has breakfast with her Mom and Dad at school. Maria and her classmates helped cook the food, set the tables and serve the meal. 9-10; Group III—11-12; Group IV- 13-15; Group V-16-18 years of age. Thanks to the cooperation of many local merchants the children will be painting windows (Continued on Page 28)

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