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New Castle news. (Chappaqua, N.Y.) 1945-????, February 16, 1951, Image 1

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Hors d' Combat CofC Okays Proposals On Parking Lots this tiaif of the police Department's cruiser force spent last week-end in the Bingham garage as. a result of tangling with a civilian vehicle Saturday, February 10. Two fenders and a grill Tiad to be repaired but it was back on the job late Wednesday. Photo by Bob Owen. fudges For Our \Charming Child\ Competition Are Named This Week In order to scotch any sus­ picion that the Judging in our \Charming Child\ contest is going to be by the editor himself, through a haze of tobacco smoke 'Gtfome morning when his ulcers are acting up and he has a bad case of coffee nerves, we are announcing this week the names of the judges. The panel which has agreed to perform this ar­ duous task-of-Solomon carries as much prestige of knowledge of the subject, and as much reputation for probity and un- ^t^viatmg fair dealing as any trio who could be named in the Town. They are: Mrs. Donald (Edith) Macau- lay, Hardscrabble Road, of the Helena Rubenstein cosmetics, beauty and charm creators, and auondam contributor of articles jJJbrary Board To Weigh Association on children to national maga­ zines. Mrs. Harold H. (Elizabeth) Clum of Smith Street, long- Continued on Page 16) Brochure Planned For Dedication The program committee in charge of arrangements for the dedication of the new Quaker Street elementary school Sun­ day, March 18, completed plans at its meeting Saturday, Febru­ ary 10, for the dedication bro­ chure to be handed out to all visitors at the school during the dedication \open house\ after the formal dedication ceremon­ ies. The formal program will be­ gin at 3 p. m. and will be div- I ided into appropriate transfer- ] ral ceremonies of about 15 min- i utes' duration, and a radio-tech- i mque exposition of the place of (Continued on Page 11) The Chappaqua Chamber of Commerce in a meeting called for the purpose on Wednesday, February 14, placed itself sol­ idly behind the proposals of its special committee on parking fcr immediate steps to be taken in solution of Chappaqua busi­ ness center off-street parking. The proposals, already given in previous issues of this news­ paper, were presented to the as­ sembled Chamber by Al e x Joukovsky, spokesman for the special committee. Chief area cited for parking lot develop­ ment is land behind King's Corner and adjacent to Town owned police and highway de partment establishments; this land, owned by the Claypaul Corporation, would be leased by the Chamber until arrangements to purchase could be made by the Town. Lots behind the Pi azza building on the north side (Continued on Page 13) Town Club To Air Town Hall Issue In Open Meeting Plan Board Commends King St. School To Town In a brisk, thoroughgoing report to the Town Board at it^,. regular meeting Tuesday, February 13, the New Castle Planning Board gave its blessing and straight-forward endorsement to the purchase of the soon-to-be-vacated King Street building for conversion to a Town Hall. The report, prepared for the Plan­ ning Board by Chairman Edgar Spencer, is the result of an eight-months' study of King Street school possibilities, which included both architectural and engineering surveys of the building by James Renwick Thomson, and can be summed up in the first of the report's recommendations on the building— \that the King Street school be acquired at this time for use as a Town Hall.\ The Thomson reports \clearly indicate,\ ac­ cording to the Planning Board summation, \that the King Street school is suitable for a Town Hall.\ A recapitulation of the report appears in this issue. The Town Board delegated to f+ • Q I the Planning Board early last VjeOney DUCCeeOS summer the task of preparing Post As Head Of surveys on the building, with • U3I riCflU ^ the engineering survey not be- SdlOOl Board * n - e P ossi b le until he school was empty during the last Christmas vacation. The Town Board will take the King Street project un­ der immediate advisement, in view of the Planning Board's- ; recommendation in favor of not| : delaying purchase of the build- u •i The matter of participation by the Chappaqua Library in the projected Westchester County Library Association will come up for decision this year, prob­ ably by July and possibly soon- ^er, it was disclosed by Library Board Chairman J. Callender Heminway at the Board's meet­ ing Monday evening, February 12. Mr. Heminway will attend a meeting of a county-wide com­ mittee to discuss the Associa­ tion at White. Plains February 20. ». , Continued on Page 14) How Do You Taste Town's New Water The taste of the water that is being supplied the Town on an { emergency basis from the Guinzberg reservoir may be a , matter of who is tasting it, and J then again it may be something else. That there are two com­ pletely opposite groups of tast­ ers was never clearer than at the meeting of the Town Board f Continued on Page 13) There will be an open meet­ ing of the Town Club of New Castle on Wednesday, February 21, at 8:30 p. m., in the Horace Greeley cafeteria to discuss the use of the King Street school as a new Town Hall. All residents of New Castle are invited to at­ tend this meeting. Richard Bleier, president of the Town Club, in announcing the open meeting, explained: \There has been considerable (Continued on Page 13) NOTICE The price of the New Cas­ tle News is going up the first of March. The newstandj price will be 10c a copy. Sub scriptions will go up to $3.50 a year but our subscribers may renew at the present rate of $2.00 even though their present subscriptions have not expired. The price stabilization or der specifically exempted newspapers from price freez­ es. It must be pretty general knowledge, even unto Wash ington, how the costs of printing newspapers have increased. It was a field day for person­ nel changes at the Chappaqua Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, February 13, beginning with new custodian appoint­ ments, and not ending short ofi£g^;£^ the election of a new Board (Continued on Page 10) president. j The new Board president, elected at the Tuesday meeting, is Eugene V. Gedney, who suc­ ceeds Stanley B. Post. The Board membership of Mr. Post, who is retiring and returning to Van Wert, Ohio, has been filled by appointment of Anthony P Davm of Ridge Road, who made his first official appearance at the Tuesday meeting. Mr. Davin will serve until July 1, when a Board member (Continued on Page 5) First Raid Test Is \Satisfactory\ County officials called the first air raid warning test on Satur­ day, February 10, satisfactory, according to Col. William J. Mor- den, local deputy director of Civil Defense. The lack of an adequate pub­ lic warning system, common throughout the County of West­ chester, made it impossible to sound the red alert, or public warning, to residents of New Castle, Col. Morden said, and the local test was confined to the reception of an alert which was fanned out by telephone to ten local Civil Defense officials in five minutes. The red alert was received in the control room or warning center in the court room of the (Continued on Page 15) Plan Board Report On King Street Is Recapitulated We present herewith a reca­ pitulation of the report pre­ pared by New Castle Planning Board chairman Edgar Spencer on King Street school as the recommendations of the com­ bined Planning Board on the acquisition of the building by the Town for a new Town Hall. (Other Planning Board mem­ bers are: Charles Saari, Bruce Murdock, William Meuser and Martin Huberth.) The recapitu­ lation is by original headings. Desirability of a Town Hall: The present scattered opera­ tions, with departments in several different locations, is undesirable; a true Town Hall would centralize operations, bring order out of confusion. With these advantages in mind the Planning Board undertook, at the Town Board's request, a study of King Street as a pos­ sible Town Hall. Three reports were prepared by J. R. Thom­ son, after thorough inspection; the first, on June 24, 1950, was architectural in s c o p,e; the second, on January 5, reported on structural soundness; the third, on January 15, was a sup­ plementary report on compara- (Continued on Page 10)

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