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The East Hampton Star. (East Hampton, N.Y.) 1885-current, September 15, 1977, Image 3

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THE EAST HAMPTON STAR, EAST HAMPTON, N.Y., SEPTEMBER 15, 1977 THREE Bowe-Giles Miss Daisy C. Giles, daughter of Mrs. Jack Giles of Bridgehampton and the late Mr. Giles, was married in the Bridgehampton Baptist Church on Sept. 3 to John C. Bowe, son of Mrs. Ernest Lee Bowe and the late Mr. Bowe of Elizabeth City, N.C. The bride, who wore a lace gown and carried roses, daisies, lilies, and baby’s breath, was attended by her sister Helen as maid of honor. The bridesmaids, in rainbow colors, were Stubbs-Forbes Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth P. Forbes of Germantown, N.Y., formerly of Sag Harbor, have announced the engage­ ment of Jill Morrissey Forbes to Douglas Stubbs of Easton, Mass. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Mr. Forbes and the late Jane Morrissey Forbes. She is a graduate of Westhampton Beach High School and Stonehill College. Miss Forbes is with the General Cinema Corporation of Newton, Mass. Mr. Stubbs, a graduate of Oliver Ames High School, is a food service manager at Boston University Medical School. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Stubbs of Easton. A fall wedding is planned. Francke Studio Mrs. Renna Williams, Miss Melody White, Miss Marcia Sutton, Miss Lisa Brown, and Miss Gail Giles. John T. Bowe was his brother’s best man. Ricky Brown, Glenn Morris, Charles Daniels, Hercules Banks, and Morley G. Harris were also in the wedding party. After a wedding trip to the Poconos and Virginia, Mr. and Mrs. Bowe are living in Southampton. Moss-Hildreth Miss Donna Jeanne Hildreth, daugh­ ter of Mr. and Mrs. Merrall T. Hildreth of Main Street, Sagaponack, was married Saturday in the Bridgehamp­ ton Presbyterian Church to John Scott Moss, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Moss of East Hampton. Miss Deborah Hildreth was her sister’s maid of honor, and the brides­ maids were Nancy Moss, the bride­ groom’s sister, Lisa Faist, and Karen Schleider. Robert Moss was his brother’s best man. A reception followed at Baron’s Cove Inn. Mr. and Mrs. Moss will live in Virginia Beach, Va., where Mr. Moss is a member of the police department. Columnist’s Quotes In politics, it is said, this year's ally may well be next year’s foe, or vice versa. Herewith, a few things, critical and praiseworthy, that Mr. Cummings has had to say in his Star column about Mr. Duryea in the past. v Aug. 8,1974: “... Perry Duryea is one of the regional political barons whose removal would benefit us all. There are Democrats like him in New York City who should be removed as well. We need new faces, new minds with new ideas, to cope with a new era of democracy and freedom . . . ” Nov. 21, 1974: “. . . Duryea, like Nixon, is a practical politician who will do almost anything to win because he assumes, probably rightly, that the Democrats have always done almost anything to win.” “He, like Nixon, is not an ideo­ logist, but a compromiser who can give you the ultra-right wing rhet­ oric but pull off liberal policies, as Nixon changed our China policy, and as Duryea got the abortion bill through the State Legislature. Slick and cunning, Duryea, like Nixon, attracts ambitious young men to work for him. . . ” June 2,1977: “... Perry Duryea is nobody’s tool . . . New York State . . . has a strong progressive tradition in the spirit of Teddy Roosevelt waiting to be rekindled.” “Someone who is part of this spirit is very much needed now in the Governor’s Mansion. The elec­ tion of a vigorous progressive Republican as Governor would even be a good thing for the Democrats, who might regain their own ideals after being given the heave-ho by the people.\ “. . . As an independent Demo­ crat, I am totally convinced that Perry Duryea could fill this role with consummate ability . . . Perry Duryea is a great resource for the people of New York State, a resource that can best be tapped in the Governorship.” J.G. POLITICS Continued from Page 1 “I’m still a registered Democrat. I’m not changing my Party affiliation,” he said in a conversation on the subject of his hiring. “It’s an academic position, not political... It will be my job to give him positions on issues on the State level.” ”... I don’t see that it affects my own views or limits my expression. I am openly supporting Mary Ella [Richard] for Supervisor. . . . ” Expert Mr. Cummings denied possible charges that he had “sold out,” or that the job was “patronage.” “No, I don’t think of this as patronage; I’m an expert on certain issues. I consider myself an asset. . . I see the appointment as a short-term assignment which I hope will enable Mr. Duryea to have a deeper grasp of issues facing the State.” Though he said he didn't consider himself “in the same league” with Robert Moses, he noted a parallel— that Mr. Moses, “a lifelong Republican, served under Governors Smith, Roose­ velt, and Lehman. He ran against Lehman, and when defeated, returned to his employ. I have my views. I’m a highly-independent Democrat. I don’t Speculation A number of local Republicans are known to consider Ronald Rioux a weak candidate in the race for Town Supervisor and to be dismayed about the way the general election in November is shaping up. Reports that these Republicans’ dissatisfaction with the GOP slate had led to the resignation of Kenneth Wessberg as Town Re­ publican Leader were denied, how­ ever, and could only be speculated upon. Assembly Minority Leader Perry B. Duryea’s appointment of Richard Cummings, a Democratic political analyst, to his staff was viewed by some observers as directly connect­ ed to Mr. Duryea’s bid for the 1978 gubernatorial nomination. Mr. Cummings has been a critic of the Carey administration in Albany, as has been Mary Ella Richard, the victor last week in the Democratic primary to run against Mr; Rioux. H.S.R. ‘To eat is a necessity; to dine really well is an art. ” — Brillat-Savarin Open Fri., Sat & Sun. 128 North Main Street, East Hampton 324-2400 Candidate Duffy Cal Norris consider myself bound by the limits that some feel are obligatory.” Indeed, he had criticized Mr. Duryea in the past, said Mr. Cummings. He traced Mr. Duryea’s interest in him to a meeting a year ago in Montauk “to discuss problems of the environment and land use in the State of New York.” “Mr. Duryea presided... and I made a lengthy presentation advocating land-use controls throughout the State and urged preservation of farmland. He agreed that the State should play a larger role . . . I found him very sympathetic. I was very pleased.” Background During the interim, as an associate professor of law and social policy, he had taught a course at Stony Brook on “youth and community studies,” said Mr. Cummings, who added that he had not planned to continue teaching the course. “I was losing interest in academic work. . . The University was getting incredibly bureaucratic, and I was very interested in having a say. This opportunity arose and I took it.” Mr. Cummings's column was can­ celled by the Star’s editor and publish­ er, Everett T. Rattray, this week. In a statement, Mr. Rattray said, “Although I have enjoyed Mr. Cummings’s free­ wheeling observations on politics for many years, I think the paper would come in for legitimate criticism if it continued a regular contribution of this sort from someone in the position he has accepted.” “I have disagreed with Dick Cum­ mings’s views almost as often as I have agreed with them, but so long as he remained a free agent he could have continued as a columnist.” “The Star has a number of columns by office-holders, but this space has been extended to the office, not the particular holder. Part of the fun of having Mr. Cummings write for us has been watching the passing parade of those who are mad at him about one thing and another; we’ll miss that and we’ll miss him.” Wessberg’s Place Members of the Republican Commit­ tee insisted this week that Mr. Wess­ berg’s resignation was not indicative of any dissension within the Committee. “There are no problems within the Town Party,” said Darrell Weaver, a Committeeman and the Party’s cam­ paign manager this year. Mr. Wessberg said his decision had to do with spending more time with his family and business. “It was getting to be more than I could cope with,” he said of the Town Leader’s job. “This has nothing whatsoever to do with the local election. I was the Leader for the last four years, and these terms are up on Primary Day.” Mr. Wessberg said he would remain as a Committeeman and as the cam­ paign's finance chairman. Questioned concerning a story that appeared in Newsday a while ago, he said he had received “nothing like $12,000” as a research assistant for Mr. Duryea. “I did some research work for him on a couple of specific things . . . business research, educational stuff... legislation he wanted information on. I was paid; but nothing like $12,000 . . . I don’t have the dollar figure.” To Be Drafted He said he gathered that Newsday had seen his rate of pay for one research task and had “assumed it was based on a yearly quota.” Asked if he would continue to do occasional research work for Mr. Duryea, Mr. Wessberg at first said, \No but then said, “I can’t answer that . . . I might do research work if asked.” According to Mr. Weaver, Mr. Ecker, a close associate of Mr. Duryea, was expected to accept a draft nomi­ nation as Leader last night, and Mr. Duryea, a fellow Montauker, was expected to step down from his Co-Leader post, the equivalent, said Mr. Weaver, of “vice chairman.” Jack Graves A BRIEFING on fishing problems was given to two Republican candidates, Ronald Rioux and Hugh King, by Scott Bennett at the Montauk docks. Mr. Rioux is seeking the Supervisorship; Mr. King is running for Councilman; and Mr. Bennett is an incumbent Town Trustee. Cal Norris

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