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I '.m Vol. 1, No. 7 Chappaqua, N. Y., December 13, 1945 Price Five Cents NEW CASTLE v..^^?* 1,- 5 • MRS. MARCIA NICOLAYSEN $500 PRIZE ESSAY WINNER * Santa Glaus To Spend Next Week in Village Will Be At New Castle News Office Mon., Dec. 17 Through Sat., Dec. 22; Hours: 10 A. M. to 12:30; 2 to 5 Every Afternoon Except Wed. In response to many telephone calls from eager parents and to expectant children, the New Castle News announces the arrival of Santa Claus in Chappaqua on Monday morning, December 17, at 10:00 A. M. Santa will be at the New Castle News Office be­ ginning Monday, Dec. 17, through Saturday, Dec. 2 every morn- * ing from 10:00 A. M. to 12:30 P. M., and every afternoon from 2:30 to 5:00 P.M., except on Wednesday afternoon when he will make a visit to the girls of the Elizabeth Milbank Anderson Home in Chappaqua and to the Affiliated Home for Boys in Val­ halla, t Since C'ty stores are jammed with crowds and shopping condi­ tions are difficult, appreciative parents are looking forward to th eopporturi f y of hav ng their children visit Santa Claus in safe, healthy and uncrowded sur­ roundings. All children and their parents are cordially invited to stop in at Gr'stede's and see Santa, who is looking forward to greeting all the youngsters in our town and neighboring communities. Santa tells us his sleigh is laden with Christmas souvenirs for every boy and girl. All expenses con­ nected with this project are borne by the New Castle News. Local merchants have made extra effort to insure plenty of merchandise to meet the de­ mands for Christmas shopping. Stores are filled with good things for Christmas. Almost any gift one m'ght seek can easily be found. Let us buy everything in town. SHOP LOCALLY—HELP the town TO PROSPER! Due At Town Committee Meeting Tuesday The Town Committee Meeting, to be held this coming Tuesday, to consider appointments and re­ appointments of town officials will face stormy issues between factions supporting Hazel Lang- specht for replacement of Mrs. Page as head of Welfare, and (j| other groups sponsoring Roder­ ick Travers for the office of Town Attorney in Ralph Geilich's place. Both Mrs. Page and Mr. Geil- ich have been in office for 10 years. Those backing Roderick Travers feel that \new blood\ is necessary in the legal depart­ ment of the town, and as a vet­ eran, and a competent attorney, Travers deserves the post. The {0 administration feels that Mrs. Page has been disloyal, in that she has expressed unwarranted criticism of the town executives, and since there has been some unfavorable talk of the manner in which Welfare has been ad- GLEASON SUES WORLD-TELEGRAM Leverett S. Gleason, pub­ lisher of The New Castle News, and a number of mag­ azines with total circulation in excess of 5 million, stated today that he had instruct­ ed his attorneys Wolf, Pop­ per, Ross and Wolf of 160 Broadway, New York City, to bring suit for libel against The New York World-Tele­ gram and against Frederick Woltman, author of a recent article in the World-Tele­ gram concerning Mr. Gleason and his new publication, Salute, edited by former edi­ tors of the Yank and Stars and Stripes. Friday \Food For Europe Day\ With the spectacular drive for \Food for Europe\ under Mrs. John Frost's leadership coming to a close, the Cooperatives of Pleasantville and Chappaqua will carry on with Fridays as \Food for Europe\ days. A member will be present to accept contribu­ tions in the Pleasantville and Chappaqua stores every Friday morning from 9 to 12. Mrs. Christ'an Blom was appointed to head this program by the No­ vember membership meeting of the Cooperative. Mrs. Blom re­ ports: \The village-wide drive under Mrs. Frost not only suc­ ceeded in gathering an astound­ ing number of cans, but also had an enormous educational value, awakening the whole vicinity to today's tragedy which threatens tomorrow's world!'' Mr\. Blom added that many people had been awaiting just such an op- (Continued on Page 3) (Continued on Page 13) NEW CONTEST COMING Watch this newspaper in cuming weeks for announce­ ment of a new contest of in­ terest to every man, woman, and child in the town. Winner of Grand Prize Highway Workers Win 15 pc. Increase Twenty Attend Budget Hearing; Post-war Plans Outlined. •In reporting the proposed bud­ get for 1946 at the public hear­ ing held in the Town Hall, De­ cember 6, Robert Stewart, Town Supervisor, announced that the hourly rate of laborers in the highway division would be in­ creased 10 to 15 %. This was the increase urged editorially by the New Castle News last week. The hearing, held in the inner office of our undersized town hall, was crowded with twenty attendants. This is indeed a bet­ ter showing of civic interest than in former years. The average at­ tendance at budget hearings has been two people outside of town officials and employees. Supervisor Stewart, beaming as usual, and standing in front of a large American flag which hung from ceiling to floor, faced a large table and the audience. His six assistants were seated a- bout him. Reading fifteen pages of figues is a difficult and tiring job, but Mr. Stewart made the report interesting and was at all times will ng and eager to answer the most detailed questions from the audience. He expressed the hope that the budget hearings and other meetings on town mat­ ters would draw an everincreas- ing audience. Mr. Stewart took occasion to point out and again emphasize his policy for the township, that is to reduce the bonded indebted­ ness to zero. He stated that a total debt service as of January 1, 1946 will have been reduced to $806,000.00, and the scheduled payments of reductions will am­ ortize this debt within six years. Post War Plans Mr. Stewart reported that $1400.00 has been earmarked to secure an aerial may of New Cas­ tle. The State offers the town 50% of the cost of a new town hall and sketches of this have been made by Mr. Ralph Walker's firm of architects. There is a pressing need for space to house town records, and as the town (Continued on Page 3) THANKS TO THE JUDGES! The New Castle News takes this occasion to extend its deep thanks for the coopera­ tion of the three judges in the New Castle News contest. Their work and study in choosing the prize winners was a hard task, but one which may go a long way toward improving our town­ ship. Thank you Messrs. Stew­ art, Walker, and Malone. $1000.00 Distributed Today by New Castle News to Lucky Contestants The excitement prevalent all last week throughout the town rose to a peak today when an­ nouncement of winners in the New Castle News contest was made. For weeks, many peo­ ple in this town have been try­ ing their hands at putting down on paper their thoughts as to what this town really needs to make it a better place in which to live. The contest involved submitting a letter of 200 words on the subject: \What New Castle Township Needs Most\. Several of the prize-winning letters are published in this is­ sue and more will appear next week. The judges feel that many of the letters contain very helpful suggestions and should offer a base for discussion and action in the towwn. The New Castle News hopes that this con­ test will serve the useful purpose of initiating steps towward a bet­ ter town for all of us. The judges of the contest were Robert Stewart, Town Super­ visor; Ralph Walker, well-known architect; and Lawrence Malone, advertising expert and lecturer. These three gentlemen were en­ trusted with making all decisions and the prize-winning entries were selected by them. Our heartiest congratulations go to Mrs. Marcia Nicolaysen, first prize winner, to whom the New Castle News has handed a check for $500.00 today. Mrs. Nicolaysen, on being notified that she had won, said: \I'm so thrilled. This is the first time I ever won anything in my life ex­ cept a $3 prize for a recipe.\ The second prize winner is Mr. Clarence J. Houmiel, science teacher at Horace Greeley High School. The complete list of prize win- continued on Page 3) Sub. Contest Winners Receive Their Bicycles Boy and Girl Awarded Bikes The New Castle News subscrip­ tion contest, in which a number of boys and girls in town partici­ pated, came to a close at 6:00 p. m. last Thursday. The winner in the boys' division was David Kuperschmid, son of Murray Kuperschmid, proprietor of the 5c-$1.00 Store in town, who work­ ed tirelessly during recent weeks, and secured subscr.ptions from every section of the township. For many days it was a nip and tuck race between young Kuper­ schmid and Stanley Wellins, but David came through in the last .f: <5 (j si ~5* (Continued on Page 7)

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