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New Castle news. (Chappaqua, N.Y.) 1945-????, February 21, 1946, Image 1

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* $250 Contest Starts Today (See Page 8 for complete details) c • Kostka, Back From Europe, Presents Desolate Picture Of Czech Country Chappaqua Resident, Guest of Czechoslovakian Government Reports Problems of Supplies and Transportation; People Hopeful and Plans Go Forward for Lidice Memorial BORIS KOUTZEN A lone Russian cross and some harrowed soil are the only extant signs of Lidice, Czechoslovakian town destroyed by the Nazis in 1942, reported William Kostka, Chappaqua resident re­ cently returned from Europe where he spent two weeks as guest of the Czechoslovakian government on behalf of the Lidice Memorial Committee. Mr. Kostka presented a graphic and desolate picture of life in Czechoslovakia, one of the first countries to succumb to pre­ war German aggression. \There was no spontaneous outburst of relief and joy upon the Czech liberation,\ he said. \There couldn't be. The people were too hungry and six years of Naziism has almost broken their spirit.\ \UNRRA trucks rumble through the streets to bring some relief. But there still isn't enough food. Black market operations have exceeded all bounds and are now almost considered legal. Never­ theless, for most Czechs there are no green foods, m lk, butter, or cereals. A nation can't re­ cover from a six year siege of horror on a diet of potatoes and dumplings.\ A son of Czech parents, Kost­ ka enjoyed meeting Jan Masaryk, Jury Acquits Man Accused Of Shooting Dog (Continued on Page 11) Donald Knight Escapes Severe Hurt In Crash Donald Knight. 18, of Spruce Lane, Chappaqua, who has re­ cently returned to Horace Gree­ ley High School after serving in the Merchant Marine, was ad­ mitted to the New Rochelle Hos­ pital early Sunday morning for injuries received when he ap­ parently lost control of the car he was driving and crashed in­ to a pole. Knight, a police report said, was driving south on upper Worth Avenue at 1:20 A.M. Sun­ day morning when the car, out of control, ran wild on the wrong side of the street, traveled the curbing for 50 feet, and struck a pole on the northeast corner of Lovell Road. The machine, a '37 sedan own­ ed by his father, Alwyn Woolson Knight, was badly damaged. Donald suffered three fractured ribs and a scalp cut, but has now returned home and is on the way to recovery. After a four hour trial before Justice of the Peace, Henry C. Adams, and a jury in Mount Kisco, on Friday, February 15th, Arthur Bossely of Ossining was found not guilty of illegally shooting a pedigreed shepherd dog owned by Mrs. Ann Michal- ko of Millwood. Bossely testifed that the dog attacked him, his wife and a neighbor on the night of Jan. 25th, and that they were forced to run for cover in order to escape the \ferocious vicious animal.\ Finally, thinking the animal had gone, Bossely went to feed his chickens, and the dog Legion, PTA Sponsor West Symphony Concert Appearance Concert Will be Given at Horace Greeley High School, Saturday Evening, March 9th, Admission Free; Legion Will Present Collection of American History Books to Chappaqua Library Local Composer Featured In Music Festival Boris and Inez Koutzen Will Present Compositions On. WNYC, Friday, Feb. 22 Each year, during the period between Lincoln's birthday and Washington's birthday, New York City's own broadcasting station, WNYC, sponsors a festival of American music. The programs represent a symposium of crea­ tive achievement by American composers throughout the coun­ try. Boris Koutzen, eminent violin­ ist and composer, whose works have been featured by leading symphonic organizations, and The Westchester Symphony Orchestra (formally known as the White Plains Orchestra), will make a visit to Chappaqua on Saturday evening, March 9th, under the joint sponsorship of the American Legion and the P. T. A. The concert will be given in the Gym of the Horace Greeley School, without admission charge. Against a background of basket-ball, badminton and other athletic paraphernalia, the orchestra will play an ambitious program of works by Gluck, Schubert, Mendelsohn and Mous- ^ sorgski. This concert will be the sec­ ond conducted by the orchestra's new leader, Milton Forstat, cell­ ist of the New York Philhar­ monic Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Forstat, who succeeds the late Louis Green, has recently re­ turned from conducting the Utah and Detroit Orchestras, and is regarded by many as one of the most promising young conductors. Mt. Kisco Site Discussed At Local Meeting Advisory Group Hears Reasons For Chappaqua to Join With Mt. Kisco in Recreation Plans. (Continued on Page 11) (Continued on Page 2) Relief Reports $40,000,000 In The New Castle Recreation Commission Advisory Committee met last Tuesday night in the Horace Greeley School to hear and discuss the plans for a Recre­ ation Center in the Mount Kisco area of New Castle where, among other facilities, a swimming pool to cost $90,000 is in the plans. Members of twelve organiza­ tions were present to hear Messrs. Walter Huber and William O'­ Brien urge the participation of Chappaqua residents to attain an objective that would be mutual­ ly beneficial. It was the op'nion of the Ad­ visory Committee that each The orchestra's personnel is 100 per cent amateur and 50 per cent female. Among its num­ bers are a dentist, an eminent lawyer, teachers, salesmen, housewives, several high school Fifth Anniversary of Collections for China Marks Increase in Receipts and Reduction of Expense Ratio; Need Continues Great for Medical Aid, Child Care and Rehabilitation. Fifth anniversary of United China Relief in February, 1946, will have seen a grand total of $40,655,711 contributed by the American people to support a wide variety of essential human­ itarian services in China since 1941, it is announced by Mrs. Fred Guinzburg, local chairman of the relief organization. Expenses of collection and administration have been strik­ ingly reduced from a high of 17.02 percent in 1941, the organi­ zation year, to a low of 3.41 percent in 1945, Mrs. Guinzburg pointed out. Each of the five * (Continued on Page 3) Square Dancing Scores Success Millwood Barn Dance Thronged With Enthusiastic Dancers; Firemen Promise Repeat Soon years has seen an increase in re­ ceipts and a reduction of ex­ pense ratio. \The usefulness of this work in which all Americans can take pride is demonstrated not alone in terms of lives saved and suf­ fering alleviated on a vast scale, but in the almost universal pop­ ularity America now enjoys in China,\ Mrs. Guinzburg said. \Our work is far from over. Today sixty millions of destitute men, women and children are adrift on the vast land of China where ru'ned farms and bombed Truthfully, all Westchester was represented at the Barn Dance at the Millwood Fire House Saturday night. A few more than 400 people stomped and promenaded to Harvey Braught's square dance music. The dance started off slowly and gained (Continued on Page 3) Okay Open-House \Dads\ Hope to Secure Roller Skates for Future Events; Will Meet Tues., March 5th Close to 115 youngsters visited Open House at the Greeley High School, Saturday evening, Feb­ ruary 16, and enjoyed the numer­ ous games in the gym, lower corridor and cafeteria. In the gym 3 ping pong tables, 2 bad­ minton courts and 1 volley ball court were in operation. Two shuffle board courts proved very popular in the lower corridor and for relaxation the cafeteria was a welcome spot with its table bowling alley, card and checker games, and, of course, the re­ freshments. Hosts and hostess­ es were Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Wessells, Mr. and Mrs. Philip Forsythe, and Mr. George Coles. With the attendance well over the one hundred mark at each Open House, there is need for more table games in the cafe- continued on Page 2) (Continued on Page 3) (Continued on Page 3)

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