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New Castle news. (Chappaqua, N.Y.) 1945-????, June 29, 1951, Image 5

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NEW CASTLE NEWgfFRIPAY, JUNE 29, 1951 • 5 Iffcllar Theater\ Opens on July 2 With \Kind Lady\ Parkway Extension Bid $1,460,375 On Monday evening, July 2, curtain will go up in. Pleas- ;ville at Clare Tree Major's Threshold Theater on the nine- eew \Dollar Theater\ season, ith Mrs. Major in the starring ole of Edward Chodorov's sus­ pense drama, \Kind Lady\. Adapted from a story by Hugh Walpole, \Kind Lady\ had a suc­ cessful Broadway run in 1935 at the Booth Theater with Grace George and Henry Daniell and' wa^accorded wide critical ac- cepronce as exciting drama. As the plot goes, a rich, dig­ nified and aristocratic middle- aged woman, living quietly in her lovely London home, is gradually and ominously surrounded by a group of diabolically clever crooks who by means of ingeni­ ous plotting manage to alienate her family and friends from her an^ convince the outside world that the \kind lady\ is hopelessly insane. The kind lady herself becomes almost persuaded that it is true. As the gripping mystery per­ vading her life and inhibiting her actions intensifies, the sus­ pense enveloping her household and its doomed owner rises to a magnificently dramatic climax Al^bst to the final curtain it looks as though the kind lady would lose both her sanity and her entire fortune; but at the last minute, with the skill born of desperation and a supreme ef­ fort of courage, she manages to convey word to the police of her horrifying predicament The Dollar Play series of comedy and melodrama will keep thfl) Threshold Playhouse ^ on Pleasantville's Memorial Plaza lighted up from July 2 through September 1; and, for once, play­ goers will be relieved to find un limited free parking space ad jacent to the theatre. The Saw Mill River Parkway will be extended from its present terminus at West Main Street, Mount Kisco, to Route 117 at Bedford Hills, by a project in­ cluded in June 20 letting of bids •by the State Department of Pub­ lic Works. Berlanti Construction Company of Harrison submitted a low bid of $1,460,375.90, Bert­ ram D. Tallamy, Superintendent of Public Works, announced. Two other bids were received. The project to be completed by November 1, 1952 provides for the grading of 3.04 miles of parkway for a future pavement of two 24-foot wide lanes separated by a mall. Three major grade sepa­ ration structures are included in the contract. A 63-foot span, ma­ sonry faced, reinforced concrete rigid frame bridge will be built to carry the Parkway over West Main Street. Croton Avenue will be carried over the Parkway 250 feet south of Turner Road on a 70-foot span, masonry faced, concrete arch bridge. Five hun­ dred feet of Croton Avenue pave­ ment will be rebuilt at the site of the new bridge. The Parkway will cross over Kisco Avenue on a three-span steel girder trestle, 205 feet long, with concrete piers approximately 40 feet high. Access drives will be graded between Croton Avenue and the D arkway, northeast of the bridge, and Turner Road regraded and paved, in order to match the access drive grades. Willets Road will become an access to the northbound Parkway drive. Ac­ cess drives to the Parkway will also be provided at Kisco Ave­ nue. Work on this project will stop 700 feet north of the existing bridge carrying Bedford Road over the Parkway at Bedford Hills. Access drives will be pro­ vided between Bedford Road and the Parkway. Donkey Baseball Draws Big Crowd There were over 600 witnesses to that newest spectacle in the world of sport, donkey baseball, last Sunday evening at the Town recreation field on South Gree­ ley Avenue, Chappaqua, 503 of them paid admissions, and it will probably come as a complete surprise to most of them that the \Fat Men\ whopped the \Thin Men\ by a score of 2-0. In the first place the \Fat Men\ were the thin men and the \Thin Men\ were the fat men, and in the second place, who keeps score? As shown by the attendance figures, Manager Bob Francis' first effort as an entrpreneur of entertainment was most suc­ cessful and widely appreciated by local residents who haven't had any such public jollification in the Village for too long. The net profit to the Chappaqua Mer­ chants baseball team, for whose treasury the event was staged, was $82, and means the differ­ ence between meeting their ob­ ligations like men, and a long summer of sleepless, worry-filled nights. Mr. Francis, whose ball club also won its first Central Westchester League game Sun­ day afternoon, was jubilant. Not by any means irrelevant to the facts of the story was the disclosure of how inadequate the Town recreation field is for the presentation of sports as specta­ tor entertainment. Lack of seat­ ing kept the crowd, unusual as it was in size for Chappaqua, to considerably below what it would have been had there been ade­ quate bleachers. The field was more than adequately equipped with only one feature, mosqui­ toes, armies of which roamed the air attracted by the overhead lights, and enjoyed an unaccus­ tomed harvest among the spec­ tators. There are, of course, no drinking nor toilet facilities at the field. The size of the crowd may be taken as partial evidence that athletic events under ligh'cs could become very popular in Chappaqua, if also not attended by the local tribe of mosquitoes. New Members Join Junior League The Northern Westchester Unit of the Junior League of New York launched its third an­ nual provisional course at a tea given at the Chappaqua home of Mrs. W. H. Norseen, chairman of provisionals, Monday, June 18. Mrs. H. Norman Neubert, unit chairman, welcomed the incom­ ing members and introduced them to Mrs. D. Nelson Adams, president of the New York Jun­ ior League, Mrs. H. J. Wright, representative for the Associa­ tion of Junior Leagues of Amer­ ica, and Mrs. John Maloney, placement chairman. For two weeks the provisionals - have undergone intensive train- - ing in the fields of education, health, cultural resources, indus­ trial conditions and social wel­ fare within the county. In ad­ dition to lectures, the program included field trips to tlte North­ ern Westchester Hospital, Grass­ lands Hospital, the County Peni­ tentiary and County Home, and the special service class held this past year at the Mount Kisco High School. The broad outline of the course was determined by the Association of Junior Leagues of America and was then adapted to the needs of the Westchester League. The purpose of the training course was to familiarize the in­ coming members of the Junior League with their responsibili­ ties as citizens, to recognize the needs of their community and, through community service, to help resolve these needs. INJURY A gala picnic day. But don't be surprised if your family comes home covered with 0po\s — grass stains, jam stains; and don't worry! We'll give those holiday duds a thorough dry clean­ ing, send 'em back bright and clean for the next weekend spree. 31 SOUTH GREELEY AVE. JAMES E. BUSHNEIX Sales tTmX ¥ /\J Trucks & k£^Vsa & Service E2dQSS3 Busses 135 East Post Road WHite Plains 9-1062 Truck Service 24 Hrs. a Day ! LISTS' Riding Habits FOR and Ladies Men Children Custom Made and Ready to Wear BREECHES — JODHPURS — BOOTS also CUSTOM MADE SUITS for Men and Women LEVI'S for Adults & Children 17 MARTINE AVENUE White Plains 9-5608 Harry Barker of Stanwood, ( who suffered torn lateral liga- I ments in his left knee Sunday evening, June 24, as a member of the \Fat Men\ squad in the donkey baseball game at Chap­ paqua, was treated at Northern . Westchester Hospital, and is re- j covering at home. n^^- • w ~~ — Cornell Haviland Fuel Co., Inc. Coal — Masons' Materials — PLEASANTVILLE Pleasantville 2-0900 Fuel Oils CHAPPAQUA Chappaqua 1-0223 i (S Pre - Inventory SALE OF Assorted Ladies Wear Merchandise Dixon Specialty Shop 51 WHEELER AVE. PLEASANTVILLE, N. Y. PLeasantville 2-1351 WE WILL BE CLOSED ALL DAY JULY 4 SHOP EARLY PLEASE QUflLITYMORKET <*W^: CHAPPAQUA 1-0630 & 1-0631

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