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14 •NEWCASTLE NEWS, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 1951 Fire (Continued from Page One) Mrs. Hahn's daughter, Heidi Hahn, and had been there for about half an hour when the horn began to blow. Investiga­ tion of this phenomenon dis­ closed the beginning of the blaze. Damage to the Hahn car and the garage was complete, with some damage being done the work • shop and tools. One injury was sustained, a sprained ankle by fireman Tony Palmieri. Be a good American; be a olood donor. Pupil Increase (Continued from Page One) in full use.\ (The emphasis is ours). The increase for -this year is just under the 'total of all in­ creases between 1942 and 1948, and assumes its significance when seen against the increase of 179 students in the White Plains school system of 6,300 pupils. Two thirds of the gain of 150 was in the elementary ^school. The largest gain in a single class was in kindergarten, where there are 128 enrollments against last year's 98. Last fall's school cen­ sus had anticipated about 115. Theoretical capacity of Roar­ ing Brook school is 720; prac­ tical capacity is 700; the 1952 enrollment there is 698. At Hor­ ace Greeley, where the increases just reaching school will be felt in full next year, there are 550 students, with a capacity, under present curriculum adjustment, of about 600. The sixth, grade, now at Horace Greeley, jjdejs into four sections this year, and next year the seventh grade ^ill go into four sections for the first time. Of the 24 class sections in grades 1 to 6, 22 have more than 25 children in each class. The kindergarten, divided into 6 sec­ tions, has slightly more than 20 children per section. In 1931 the Chappaqiia school system had 476 enrollments; by 1947, 15 years later, this figure had approximately doubled, to 968. But in the last four years the increase has been about 320. Actual figures for the fourth day attendance as against last year's 4th day report was 1,211 and 1,125. You can invest. in America's freedom by buying U. S. Defense Bonds. ASSESSMENT ROLL COMPLETE The Town of New CaStle 1951 assessment rolls are complete as of Saturday, September 15, and will be on file with the Town Clerk, where, they may be in­ spected by the public. Meeting €> (Continued from Page One) Several other important is­ sues of interest to West Enders also are scheduled to be taken up at the meeting. One is a plan for street lighting in Millwood. A proposal will be presented for organization of a lighting district to provide street lights in tfce center of Millwood and on Route 100, Shinglehouse Road, Mill­ wood Road and other adjacent thoroughfares. Reports will also be made on parking plans for Chappaqua and Millwood and on the prog­ ress of the Millwood playground. Town Board _ O (Continued from Page Ont) . the planning of improvement of the field over to the Planning Board for a thorough investiga­ tion. This matter provides the first test of the Town Board 's earnestness in lodging full plan­ ning and project preparation powers in the Planning Board. It was a specific request of Use Town Board in the recent resolu­ tion increasing the planning powers of the Planning Board that Board undertake the plan­ ning for the recreation field. (In another story in this issue, there is reported the Planning Board's action in inviting bids on engineerig for the Town Rec­ reation field, which appears to require much work prior to the recreation development intenqjtti for it). Also by letter from Mr. Stocker came a request that the .Town purchase a mower for mainten­ ance of the Greeley Avenue and Millwood recreation fields. The request was placed in the budget file for 1952 appropriations. In a letter from Town Attorney Roderick Travis, acting as at­ torney for the Zoning Boardggf Appeals, the Town Board was queried as to its interest in the petition of Dominick Curcio, pre­ sented last week to the Zoning Board, to construct a gasoline station and garage on the east side of Bedford Road opposite the Victory Corners triangle. The Town's interest would derive | from its ownership-to-ibe of the King Street school building. Un­ less inquiries placed with tfes State and County highway de­ partments reveal some reason for. intervention, the, Town will take no notice of the, petition, it was agreed. , Pollings place ^for^'tHS 'new Eighth Election District will be in the Readers Digest annex in the personnel department, toy official designation of the Board. The space was offered by tiae Digest. ~ Two offers to buy parcels from the King Street school building lot were received^ .by the Board and were filed since the Town does not yet own the property and since it will be some time before a determination isjmade about how the property |Will be developed. • Building permits were issued during the month of August *n • a total of $205,795 worth of n^r\ construction, all of it residential, with estimated cdst.of construc­ tion ranging from $12,000 to $24?-' 000. Of 18 permits issued, 12 were for dwellings. Nine occupancy permits were issued during Au­ gust. 111111 LATEST WEATHER CHART is scanned by Capt. A. J. Lecce and Capt. R. P. Boyd just before taking off from Mitchel Field, L. I., on a routine flight. Airmen get weather maps by Long Distance lines Long Distance lines—similar to those used for telephone calls—now bring an actual picture of the weather to military fliers. At the Weather Analysis Center in Washington, D. C, an up-to-the-minute weather chart turns on a drum scanned by an electric eye. The signals this appa­ ratus sends out go over Long Distance wires to military installations all over the country—10 of these are in New York State. There, exact copies of,the chart are automatically reproduced. With a clear picture at hand, fliers can keep a jump ahead of fast-changing weather conditions. The weather system, largest Long Dis­ tance network of its kind, was designed and completed by the Bell System in less than two years. It's another demonstra­ tion of the importance of Long Distance lines to the security of the nation. 1,800 VOICES IN THE EARTH. A coaxial cable, capable of carrying 1,800 Long Distance telephone conversations at the same time, is shown here being laid underground by tractor trains. Coaxial cables are a vital part of the Long Dis­ tance network, which is so busy these days with defense calls. FREE TELEPHONE NUMBERS BOOKLET. To help you keep a list of the Long Distance numbers you fre­ quently call, your Business Office will gladly give you a handy, indexed numbers booklet—desk or pocket size ... Remember—you save time when you call by number. NEW YORK TELEPHONE COMPANY fi Telephone lines are busy with national defense. * m THERE ARE NOW MORE THAN 4 ,000 MILES J$ OF MICROWAVE RADIO RELAY SYSTEMS IN SERVICE CARRYING TELEPHONE CONVER­ SATIONS AND IN SOME CASES TV PROGRAMS. MORE THAN HALF THE | BELLSYSTEM'S MILLION STOCKHOLDERS ARE WOMEN

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