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A Happy and Prosperous New Year To You All 3r •;: VOL. 6_No. 10.. CHAPPAQUA, N. Y. DECEMBER 29, 1950 PRICE FIVE CENTS The Prize Winning Newsp vper E W CASTLE I JKm ^Portrait of An Sntgmct^ -1951 Defense To Require All Out Effort The Civil Defense organization now being formed for the Town of New Castle will take the ef­ forts of almost everyone in the township. This announcement was made by Lt. Col. William J. Morden, USAF, retired, local Deputy Director of Civil De­ fense, at a meeting held Wednes­ day evening, December 20, at his home on Campfire Road. At­ tending the meeting were 30 persons including civil defense workers and representatives of the community's civic organiza­ tions. The drive for volunteers to carry out the many essential functions of the civil defense program will begin shortly after the first of the year when a re- \Capital Budget\ Lists Possible Town Projects (Editorial note: Whether it will be in preparation for war and** domestic defense, or in the peaceful development of personal lives, families and the community that the citizens of New Castle will spend the year 1951 remains for the record to disclose. Much will be asked, undoubtedly, of all of us in organizing and equipping ourselves against the disasters of attack, and there may be little enough left of time or will to attend to the constructive obligation of improving the Town and the community. Still, there per­ sists in us the detemination not only to survive, but to expand, to <§> improve, to progress and in gen- \Fidc of Toys Dfly 61 a * *° crea * e ^ e ^\ss we want Here To be Jan. 6 % The above might be a burst of anti-aircraft fire, a floral de­ sign, raindrops falling in sand, a sub-microscopic study of a virus, a receding galaxy, milkweed pollen in air-borne travel or inky fireworks exploding against a paper sky. Because it is a picture of anything you choose to see in it, and because you will see in it a projection of your own view of things, we print it as an advance study of the year 1951, just coming up, the year that will see the most momentous decisions of our national lives thrust upon us. Only Yesterday ft. It is the often helpful and usually harmless custom of news­ papers in our land to give their last issues of the year over to reviews ^nd recapitulations of the events of the preceding twelve month as a kind of last look at the dear departed, which may thereupon be decently forgotten as it is interred in the vaults of history. This is easy for newspapers to do because they religiously preserve back copies of their issues in files and bound volumes while the general householder bundles up •ms old papers and gives them to the Scout drive- or the Sal­ vation Army. This is preliminary to, and in preparation for, |our pastiche on the past year in Chappaqua. If you want a chrono logical table of local events of 1950, we have a complete file of our back numbers for your convenience, and we will be only too glad to assist your researches. But our interest in the year 1950 in Chappaqua is something else; it had the shape events gyre it, a character, a mood, an individuality; and it has its successes and its failures, even as you and I. The year began on the same note, rather curiously, on which it ended: the hooking up of the New Castle and Mount Mount Kisco water supplies. The hook-up was asked of the Town Board last January for rather different reasons than at- (Continued on Page 4) ANSWER QUICK All persons who have not already filled out and return­ ed the Civil Defense Housing Survey Questionnaire are urg­ ed to do so at once by the local Civil Defense Office. The questionnaire was mail­ ed before Christmas, and it is hoped that the Town of New Castle will be able to com­ plete this essential Housing Survey soon after the first of the year. Saturday, January 6, will be \Tide of Toys\ day in Chappa­ qua, it has been announced by George M. Lang, chairman of this toy collecting project of the American Legion, and toys will be collected in Chappaqua for |'shipment to the children of Eu­ rope and other lands by Chappa­ qua Post 453, American Legion, the Legion Auxiliary and the Boy Scouts. Toys will be gath­ ered from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. by these groups on the corner of King Street and Greeley Ave­ nue, Chappaqua. The Legion is appealing to all children in Chap­ paqua to share their happy Christmas with the children of less fortunate lands. It asks that each donor of a toy take the time to attach a message of good cheer to his gift before bringing it in in the kind of community en­ vironment we want. It is with this latter sentiment in mind that we herewith present a story on the so-called capital budget, a list of future improvements for the Town, for you to mull over as the new year dawns). The capital budget, an affair much discussed in official and semi-official circles in the Town of New Castle, is not, in the first place, an official budget. The term is a short title applied by Councilman Francis Decker to a memorandum submitted by him to the Town Board recently^ on capital improvements to be included (at the Board's option) in future Town budgets in or­ der to attain these improve­ ments not haphazardly, but ac­ cording to \a comprehensive, long-range financial plan.\ It in­ cludes, in its present form, 15 items of improvement, some of which have been in one way or another provided in this year's gistration headquarters will be set up in the Town Hall under the supervision of O. J. Du Four. Mr. Du Four has been appointed Secretary of Civilian Defense, and is in charge of its office in the Town Hall. As an indication of how large the Civil Defense organization will be, Col. Morden said that (Continued on Page 16) QUICK LIKE A MAILMAN We hear that replies to some of the defense housing survey questionnaires that went into the mails here in Chappaqua on De­ cember 20, were back in the post office the next day, December 21. And all this happened during the Christmas mail rush at the post office, and while everybody in town was busy about his holiday business. It augurs ex­ ceedingly well for the defense program here that neither the post office nor the citizenry were too busy about their private con­ cerns to do something of vital public appearance first. to the Legion collectors. Since many homes in Europe j Town'budget, most of which have are not electrified, and since toys - - of war significance may be ob­ jectionable to the war-weary peoples of Europe, the Legion has asked that electrically oper­ ated and warlike toys such as tanks and guns not be donated. Bing Crosby is the national honorary chairman of the 1950 Tide of Toys collection. In ac­ cepting the chairmanship of the drive, Mr. Crosby said: \Many thanks for the signal honor you have given me, the chairmanship of the tremendous program which you began last year, which sent three million toys to the unlucky kids of other countries. Think of it—they never had toys in their lives until you Legionnaires ask­ ed American kids to give their (Continued on Page 16) POLIO VICTIM A 34-year old Chappaqua wo­ man was the third polio victim of 1950 in New Castle, it was an­ nounced this week by Westches­ ter Chapter, National Founda­ tion for Infantile Paralysis. Treatment is at Grasslands Hos­ pital. The County total for the year is now 241. been talked of for years, and all of which are matters of con­ siderable expense. The memor­ andum, in proposing the im­ provements, would rest consid-' erable responsibility on the Town Planning Board for plan­ ning and engineering. According to the capital bud­ get memorandum, \the projects which should be considered in the master plan and capital bud­ get are the following (not necs- sarliy listed in order of prior- -ity)\: I, New Town Hall and police headquarters; 2, Plot 26; 3, new Town and water department garage; 4, recreation area around Chappaqua station; 5, Millwood school site development for re­ creation. 6, Tennis courts;. >7, Chappaqua station parking; 8, offstreet|park- ing in business section; 9, new sidewalks along Quaker Street and Bedford Roa'S; ,10,!. recon­ struction of old sidewalks.\* II, Post office (only for recom­ mendation on location of site); 12, highway improvement: Roar­ ing Brook, Campfire, Whippoor- (Continued on Page 3)

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