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MILLER ’ S The REXALL Drug Store PRESCRIPTION PHARMACISTS IS Broadwsr HA 9-2400 ROCKLAND COUNTY THE TIMES MILLER ’ S The REXALL Drug Store PRESCRIPTION PHARMACISTS 13 Broad war HA 9-2400 VOL. XLIV. NO. 51 HAVERSTRAW, N. Y., NOVEMBER 20, 1952 TELEPHONE HAVERSTRAW 2000 PRICE TEN CENTS THE BANK CORNER President-elect Eisenhower has just two months to formulate his program to reduce taxes, end the Korean war, and contain commun ­ ism at home and abroad. That, it seems, is what the peo ­ ple expect from the campaign that was put on. That ’ s some order. One thing we can ’ t expect is an immediate lowering of food prices. The farm lobby in its various forms is too well entrenched to let that happen, no matter who is run ­ ning the show. Informed farm sources believe the prices of dairy products will be even higher in ’ 53. Although the milk farmers are getting com ­ petition in some states from an “ ice cream ” made with vegetable oils instead of butter fat. If this new product faces the fight that oleo ­ margarine had, it will be years be ­ fore it can be sold in some states, although it is about half the price of real ice cream. f Pat and Ann should call off the feud. No one man is worth that much. Between the new construction at the Grand Union and the trucks loading on the Maple avenue side of the stone factory building, school kids have to be pretty agile to get to their classes. The Red Cross bloodmobile will be at Letchworth Village on De ­ cember 1. The number who re ­ spond will be a test of the com ­ munity ’ s desire to aid in this pro ­ ject. Stony Point scliool district voters turned down the proposition to put the district “in hock ” for a school building program which would not do the necessary job, not by half. Pipe Company Plans Western Plant New West Coast Plant For Orangeburg Co. The real stumbling block to any centralization program has not really been aired yet. Wait till the people find out how taxes would t be apportioned for a centralized ' school district under our unreal ­ istic system of assessments. Yet in Orangetown, Upper Ny- ack, and Suffern, where assess ­ ment reform programs have been carried out, property owners screamed to the high heavens. Everybody wants the assessment system reformed; especially if they can get an edge so their own taxes won ’ t go up. Maybe we could get some Solomon who could make all assessments fair, and at the same time lower everybody ’ s taxes. I “ If you can ’ t beat them, merge with them ” , is the adage in many a modern business. So don ’ t be surprised when you hear the name of a new officer to be appointed in one of the county ’ s financial insti tutions. A few months ago, no one would have dreamed it possible. Haverstraw ’ s school has a chain K across the ends of the front drive ­ way to keep car drivers from turn ­ ing the road into a speedway and endangering the children. It ’ s no hindrance to boys on bicycles who approach the barricade at full speed and then duck under the chain while riding along. A floating game even floated in ­ to the same building with a law enforcement agency, ’ tis said. No cinders on the dollar bills there. Senator Nixon cut his foot while bathing at Miami, where he was vacationing. He stubbed his toe some time back, but it didn ’ t seem to affect the election too much. What does the California Cham ­ ber of Commerce say about their Senator vacationing in Florida? The whole county mourns Pincus Margulies. It will be far easier to fill the jobs he held than to fill his was shoes. The Orangeburg Manufacturing Company, Inc., manufacturer of non-metallic pipe and electrical conduit, is on the march again with the West Coast as its next stop. The company is putting up a new $2,500,000 plant in Newark, Alameda County, Calif., to increase the production of Orangeburg pro ­ ducts for the fast-growing Far West demand. Following the completion last summer of a two million dollar ad ­ dition to the main plant at Or ­ angeburg and other major expan ­ sions in the last five years, this new development reflects Orange ­ burg ’ s determined effort to bring its production up to the coun ­ try-wide demand for the pany ’ s products. Orangeburg ’ s rapid rise in the pipe fleld spans the decade be ­ tween 1941-1951. More than one hundred million feet of Orange ­ burg pipe, much of it laid in that ten-year period, are now serving in one million installations in house-to-sewer connections, drain ­ age, waste disposal, and many oth ­ er non-pressure uses outside the home, around farms and factories. In the last decade Orangeburg ’ s sales and assets have more than trippled, while its plant has ex ­ panded from 100,000 square feet in 1944 to 280,000 square feet in 1952. Among the fact 9 rs accounting for this healthy record of growth are increased use of Orangeburg pipe and the new fittings which Orangeburg manufactures for the pipe and increase in plumbing code acceptance throughout the United States. Another factor is the pipe ’ s non-metallic construction, fibre impregnated with hard coal tar pitch. These are non-strategic^ma- terials, and the use of Orangeburg pipe in defense helps conserve the vital metals needed for military purposes. Orangeburgh has installations that have given trouble-free service for forty years or more, a logical rea ­ son for Orangeburg ’ s enviable standing in the pipe industry. It is interesting to note too that Orangeburg pipe was first intro ­ duced to property owners through the plumbing field, and the com ­ pany has often expressed its ap ­ preciation of the valuable endorse ­ ment resulting from the thousands of installations made by master plumbers. President H. J. Robertson is more concerned with increasing output than accelerating demand. “The chief purpose of our expan ­ sion program, ” he says, “ is to step up production, research and lab oratory facilities, thus enabling us to give our customers in all parts of the country an increased sup ­ ply of our products. Our new plants in Newark, Calif., and Or ­ angeburg, will do much to bring demand and supply closer togeth ­ er. ” Even before undertaking its long-range pipe development pro ­ gram, the Orangeburg company had established leadership in the electrical conduit field. For many years Orangeburg conduit has been extensively used to protect un ­ derground communications and power circuits. It is considered Qjntinued on page 4 H. J. Robertson (right), president Orangeburg Manufacturing Co., Inc., with B. G. LeMieux, vicepresident (center), and James E McCauley, secretary and treasurer, studying plans of the company ’ s new plant to be erected at Newark, Alameda County, Calif. — Photo by Louis F. Stockmeyer School Dramatic Club Opens Season with Comedy^ Skits Mrs. Englander ’ s Father Died Wednesday Louis Spiegel, 75, of Kerhonk- son, father of Mrs. A1 Englander of 21 New Main street, died sud ­ denly Wednesday at Suffern. Mr. Spiegel had come from Kerhonk- son by bus, and was met at the de ­ pot there by Mr. Englander, pro ­ prietor of the Henlee store. Mr. Spiegel complained of be ­ ing ill, and Mr. Englander took him in his car to Good Samar ­ itan Hospital, Suffern, where he^^ ’ ^ Treglia. ■ “ Cornucopia of Action, ” the annual fall production of the Hav- erstraw High . School Dramatic Club was presented on Friday, No ­ vember 14. In the opening skit, “ Braves Arise ” by Jean Provence, the all male cast was attired in colorful Indian array and spoke in guttural Indian tones. The cast included Joseph Curley, Robert Stockhill, Matthew Gormley, John Simko and Jerry Allweiss. Patricia Kelly and Maureen Madden, speaking in Irish dialect, pre.sented “ Erin There ” by John Parker, a series of quips and jokes interspersed with bits of Irish song. In “ The Weather Report With the Lovelys ” the narrator, Alan Schulman, used the varying weather reports to symbolize sur ­ face changes in the affections of a young couple, played by James Hamilton and Grace McGovern. Marilyn McGeorge ucted as the disinterested recipient of ardent attentions of a young man, David Ehlers, in the skit, “ Nothing But Nonsense ” by Ward Marley. A one act comedy, “ Sleeping Dogs ” by John Kirkpatrick, gave the young thespians an opportunity to sample the troubles of young marrieds during the spring house ­ cleaning orgy, all of which is thrown into further confusion by a meddling female pell taker. The actors were James Yakal, Edward O ’ Connell, Bernadette Anderson, Marlene Dippre, and Sandra Lake. It was produced by special arrangement with Samuel French. Peter Quattrochi and Charles Mac Askill took care of the light ­ ing; staging was done by George Dunlop, Paul Perini, Robert Curnow, Frank Horan, and Thomas Cronk. Sonia Wasielewski, Barbara Mc ­ Gill and Josephine Tudesco col ­ lected the props; character actors were made up by Catherine Job- son, Jacqueline Schassler, Joan Yarsinsky, Margaret Goodrich, and Faye Hadden. Costuming was handled by Geraldine Faulk, Marion Archam- bault and Sharon Hansen. Prompt ­ ing was done by Barbara Austin, Plenty of rain now, making the forests safe from fire for the hun- ,^ters. But it ’ s very bad weather for hanging a deer in the barn. Belter get your catch in the deep freeze, or figure out some other way of getting rid of him quick. Some of the old-timers pick this season to kid their neighbors about having a deer tied to a tree, or at least a piece of rock salt for a “ lick ” at a certain well-chosen spot. Seems kind of funny to drive up toward Kanawauke and see the deer standing at the edge of Lake Welch looking over where Isaiah Jones ’ s store used to stand. JOBSON ON SICK LIST Grant Jobson, managing editor of The Times, has been confined to his Garnerville home this week with a,, cold. died. He leaves three other daugh ­ ters and two sons, and several grandchildren. Mr. Spiegel had been in Ker- honkson for half a century, and well known in the upstate community, where he was in bus ­ iness for many years. Besides tak ­ ing part in local community and benevolent affaiiJs in his home town, he was widely known for his help to other charitable and edu ­ cational projects. Mr. Spiegel was intensely inter ­ ested in Israel, and planned to be buried there beside his father. Funeral services are scheduled for today in Brooklyn, and his body will leave by airplane tomorrow for interment in Israel. FIREMEN CALLED TO PLANT A chief ’ s call Wednesday brought Cosgriff Hose Company to the Spring street plant of the Long ­ life Manufacturing Company. A mechanic working in the place is reported to have knocked off a sprinkler head, resulting in a flood in the place. According to the 1950 census, there are 100 women to 98.1 men in the U. S. Programs were made in the secretarial department. Mistress of ceremonies was Geraldine Decker; piano accom ­ panist, John Tostevin The whole production was under the direction of Mrs. Joseph K. McManus, Drmaatic Club sponsor. Musical background was sup ­ plied by the Haverstraw High School Band with G. A. Horn- berger, faculty directoiv leading. Set furnishings were supplied through the courtesy of Bliss Furniture Store, Broadway, Haver- s^aw. Red Cross Blood Bank Here Dec. 1 The Red Cross bloodmobile will be at Kirkbride Hall, Letchworth Village, Monday, December 1, from 10:30 a. m. to 4:00 p. m. Anyone betwcccn the age of 18 and 60 is eligible to be a blood donor, and blood donor pledge cards may be obtained at any local drug store. Donors are asked to sign and re ­ turn cards so that the committee in charge of collection may con ­ tact them with regard to the time they are to appear. Credit Women ’ s Club, Guest of the Provident, Met Here Last Week A new member was added to the growing list of the Credit Women ’ s Breakfast Club of Rockland County at a meeting the morning of Wednesday, November 12, at Shedlock ’ s restaurant, West street, when the club was guest of the Provident Savings and Loan As ­ sociation. Mrs. Dorothy S. Zarriello, as sistant secretary of the Prov ­ ident Savings and Loan Associa ­ tion, who is president of the club, opened the meeting by introducing the club ’ s newest member, Mrs. Bess Allweiss, of the Fashion Dress Shop of Haverstraw. The club has been formed to discuss credit and collection pro ­ blems in Rockland County and to acquaint credit women with the proper methods in handling cred ­ it accounts. A course of study sup ­ plemented with talks by guest speakers and members, films, and group discussions will be pur ­ sued. The meeting last week was of exceptional interest to all mem ­ bers. Mrs. Alice Hoffer of the Welcome Wagon discussed the ac ­ tivities of the nation-wide organ ­ ization, which has branch offices in Hawaii, Alaska and New York City. Mrs. Hoffer made a Welcome Wagon call to Mi's. Marge Doch- erty, one of the members, and af ­ terwards there was a general dis ­ cussion of hostess qualifications and the possibility of extending the Welcome Wagon to the Hav ­ erstraw area. Mrs. Allweiss made Danish pas ­ try especially for the breakfast and this was enjoyed by all the members. Mrs. Margaret Freeman and Mrs. Martha Gugliuzzo of the Freeman Agency were guests of the club at the meeting. Members of the club are Dor ­ othy S. Zarriello, assistant secre ­ tary of the Provident Savings and Loan Association, president; Es ­ telle Kerchman of Kerchman ’ s, Nyack, vice-president; Helen Giordano of the Rockland County Credit Bureau, secretary; Irene Romansky of the First National Bank of Spring Valley, treasurer; Also, Marion Post, First Nat ­ ional Bank of Sparkill; Bess All weiss. Fashion Dress Shop, Haver ­ straw; Jennie Hamilton, Rockland Light and Power Company; Aman ­ da Montjoy, Dr. Albert Munson ’ s office, Sparkill; Helen Dystroka, First National Bank of Spring Val ­ ley; Marjorie Docherty, New York Telephone Company; Also, Margaret Post, Joseph Bliss Company, Nyack; Agnes Ringer, Blue Bird Shop, Nyack; Emma Conace, Journal-News; Hel ­ en Phillips, Journal-News; Alice Hoffer, Welcome Wagon; Mary Mollokus, Bee Hive; Flora Trach ­ tenberg, Trachtenberg and Silber- man, attorneys; E. Senne, Joseph Bliss Company; Carolyn Gates, Upstate Loan Company; Mary Fiola, Upstate Loan Company; Betty Staubach, Peoples Bank of Haverstraw; Sally Coughlin, First National Bank of Spring Valley. YEAR ’ ROUND WORK IS PLAN OF DEMOCRATS PRENDERGAST SAYS NEW PROGRAM BY MRS. SANDERS WILL BRING RESULTS Further announcement of the planned activities of the Rockland County Democratic Committee was made Tuesday at an Executive Committee meeting at Democratic Headquarters in Nyack, by Mich ­ ael H. Prendergast, county chair ­ man. Mr. Prendergast made a for ­ mal announcement of the appoint ­ ment as program chairman of Mrs. Marion K. Sanders, Democratic candidate for Representative of the 28th Congressional District in the recent election. A story of her ap ­ pointment appeared in last week ’ s Times. Explaining the Democrats ’ post ­ election activity, Mr. Prendergast said, “ Hundreds of men and wom ­ en of all political faiths were brought into the Democratic fold by Mrs. Sanders ’ candidacy. Many who volunteered campaign contri ­ butions and services before the election have been writing and tel ­ ephoning throughout the past ten days. They want to go right on working under the banner of the Democratic Party. “ Most of these people were never before politically active, but they have already learned that successful political work is a year- round job, not just a matter of temporary enthusiasm. I welcome them most heartily. ” In anouncing Mrs. Sanders ’ ap ­ pointment, Mr. Prendergast said: “I take great pleasure in welcom ­ ing Mrs. Sanders into the official Rockland County Democratic or ­ ganization. As program chairman of the county committee, she will work closely with the town chair ­ men, helping new recruits to join with party regulars in a strong, alert organization. ” Mrs. Sanders ’ wd ’ i'k, Mr. Pren ­ dergast stated, will include setting up committees on publications, political education, canvassing and finance, as well as for close liais ­ on with Democratic committees in Orange, Sullivan and Delaware Counties. Death of Supervisor Margulies Great Loss to Family^ County Stony Point District Rejects School Plan Voters of School District No. 2, Stony Point, voting from 2 to 9 Friday in the school, decisively de ­ feated a proposal to appropriate $200,000 to construct a new ele ­ mentary school on property pur ­ chased last year by the school dis ­ trict in the Washburns lane area. The vote, 337 “ no ” , 99 “ yes ” , one blank, and one void, indicated that the people of the town had no doubts on the project. The Board of Education and Dr. John F. Hopf jr, county school superintendent, were opposed to the proposition. The special election had been called as the result of a petition signed by 89 people of the dis trict. This was a follow-up of a previous petition containing almost 200 names, and worded differently. The result of the election is to leave the situation the same in the Stony Point school area. The school districts in northern Rockland County are no nearer centraliza ­ tion, but they are certainly no far ­ ther away. Organizations and individuals this week paid sorrowing tribute to Pincus Margulies, who died ear ­ ly last Friday morning in Good Samaritan Hospital, Suffern. Sup ­ ervisor of the town of Ramapo, Mr. Margulies, who was 73, held many other positions of importance in the county. When Rabbi Moses Rosenthal conducted the funeral services Sunday at the Sniffen Funeral Home in Spring Valley, the crowd was so huge the police diverted traffic from the area. A prayer ser ­ vice was offered at the Commun ­ ity Center by Rabbi Jacob Coh ­ en, again attracting a throng of people. Saturday evening the funeral home was crowded for the funer ­ al services conducted by Stony Point Lodge, F. & A. M., the Hill- crest Fire Company, and Ramapo Lodge, Knights of Pythias. County Judge Herbert E. Henion paid tribute to Mr. Margulies at Monday ’ s session of court. Tribute was also paid by County Clerk John W. Coyle and Charles R. Soil, attorney. Tuesday the Board of Supervisors adopted a resolution of sorrow at the passing of their long time member and chairman for many years. The death of Mr. Margulies was caused by a heart attack. He had entered the hospital as a result of shock resulting from the death of his friend and protege, Town Clerk Robert Nugent, in a brutal double murder in the Sterling Forest. SANTA CLAUS WILL ARRIVE IN HELICOPTER CHRISTMAS PROMOTION INCLUDES FREE MOVIE; LIGHTS GO ON NOV. 28 Something new in community Christmas promotions will take place in Haverstraw on December 6 when Santa Claus will arrive on Margulies, and several grandchil ­ dren. During his half-century of ac ­ tivity around Rockland County, Mr. Margulies established an en ­ viable record of achievement. “ Pine ” was well known in all the major villages, particularly in Haverstraw and Spring Valley. From the days when he first went into business in the store in his annual visit. He will alight Ladentown, he became known and liked. The people in the Ramapo hills brought their baskets to him for sale. He traded with them, and with his wonderful disposition, ac ­ quired an immense store of knowl ­ edge of their families and their ways. It was only natural that the squire of Ladentown should one day become a Justice of the Peace. from a helicopter which will de ­ scend on Markham Field. The Board of Education has giv ­ en permission for the stunt, con ­ tingent upon consent by the vil ­ lage and assurance that it will be properly policed. The North Rock ­ land Chamber of Commerce has requested Chief Anthony Delisio For many years he handled the to have firemen assist in the affair. duties of that job with such abil ity that he won respect from lay ­ men and lawyers, as well as all the people of the town. In his service as Supervisor, he came to head the public health committee of the County Board, devoting time and effort to the task of improving the services to the people of the county. Plans are incomplete, but it is expected that Santa Claus will be escorted by the Haverstraw High School band, and will travel on a fire truck through the business district to the Broadway Theatre, where free movies will be shown, and candy given to children. As part of the Christmas pro ­ gram, the ornamental lights have He served also as a director of [ been put in place. Present plans, the Provident Savings and Loan [ depending on the Rockland Light Association in Haverstraw and of j and Power Company, call for turn- the First National Bank in Spril^jing the lights on November 28. Valley. Through the years he seir- They will be on each evening from ved on numerous other boards and _ then until the first of the year, commissions, acquiring friends and' winning respect along the way. It is a long time since Pincus For the first time in several years, the Chamber of Commerce will not install Christmas street Margulies used to come with the lighting in West Haverstraw and old reliable Dodge truck to Swift ’ s Garnerville. Those communities Mr. Margulies leaves his wife, i beef house in Haverstraw to get may install their own. rc T-Tn-zol \K\ IV/rnrcriil ioc fhn Vm KJ... ! At q •rMoof J m .* Mrs. Hazel K. Margulies, three daughters, Mrs. Edward Adler and Mrs, Sidney Weiss of Haverstraw, and Miss Hazel Margulies, two sons, Harold Margulies and Max the supplies he needed for hisj At a meeting of the Christmas store. But in those years he went ' promotion committee Monday his way, doing the tasks before I at the Chamber office, it was him quietly and well. Rockland I reported tliat donations from both County will miss him. CAI>T. JAMES COMING HOME FOR CHRISTMAS Capt, Charles W. James, who has been stationed in Alaska with the Army Rail Transportation Company, expects to leave there by ship around December 1 and go to San Francisco. He and his fam ­ ily will drive home in their car from the West Coast, They will enjoy the Christmas holidays with relatives here. Alter the first of the year, Capt. James will report for duty at Fort Eus- tis, Va. MORINA AT BAINBHIDCE Joseph A. Morina, son of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Morina of 29 Gurnee avenue, has enlisted in the Navy and left November 5 lor recruit training at Bainbridge, Md. His family reports that he is “ doing fine. ’ ’ K. of C. Anniversary Breakfast Nov. 30 Haverstraw Council No. 581, Knights of Columbus, will com ­ memorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of the distinguished founder of the Knights of Colum ­ bus, the Rev. Michael J. McGivney, as well as the completion of the 70th Anniversary of the institution of the Order, by a Communion Sunday. Sunday, November 30, has been selected when members of Haverstraw Council will attend the 8 o ’ clock Mass at St. Peter ’ s Church in a body and receive cor ­ porate communion. Following Mass the members will gather at Michael Ryan ’ s Restaurant, New Main street, for a Communion Breakfast. Mr. Joseph Feury, of West Haverstraw, an at ­ torney and Advocate of New York Council, will address the gather ­ ing. ' Terrance Mackey and Ronald Lussier are co-chairmen of this affair. They request all members to assemble in St. Peter ’ s Church Hall at 7:45 to march to the upper church in a body. Tickets can be secured for the breakfast from either of the Chairmen or Grand Knight George L. Schaper. The sons of all members are invited to partake in this affair. Girl Scout Fund Drive Is Extended District Attorney John F. Skahen, chairman of the Rockland County Girl Scouts fund raising drive for 1952, has announced that the drive will be extended for another two weeks. This decision was made at a meeting of the fund raising committee this week, when the report of tho captains and their workers showed that the goal of $18,000 had not been reached. Mr. Skahen said “ We are by no means discouraged by the fact that the response has not been what we hoped. Contributions have been coming in at a very fine rate, but the amount has not been what was anticipated. “ Because we need every dollar of the quota of $18,000 in order to carry out the program of the Rockland County Girl Scouts, we will continue the drive until we reach that goal. ” Two Deaths Occur In Dickenman Family West Haverstraw and Garnerville for Christmas lights have not cov ­ ered the cost of installing them. More important te the fact that none of the retailers in either area has joined the Chamber this year. Committee members felt that it was unfair to Chamber members to incur a deficit for lighting an area wheie nobody had paid the nominal Chamber dues. Chaplain Phillips Back Mrs, Mary Sybilla Dickenman of Congers died at her home there on Monday. Mrs. Dickenman was the widow of the late John Dick ­ enman, former Clarkstown Coun ­ cilman, Election Commissioner, and prominent citizen. Mrs. Dickenman, who was 75,)|„ „ i U had lived for many years in Con- IXCSCrVC AFCH, OC gers, where she was well and fav ­ orably known. She was active in that community and in the Wom ­ en ’ s Democratic Club of Rockland County. She is survived by a son, John, of Preakness, N. J., a grandson, and several nieces and nephews. The Rev. Harold Quigley conduct ­ ed the funeral services Wednesday at the George M. Holt Funeral Home, and interment was in Mount Repose cemetery. A funeral service was held in Bergenfield Tuesday for her broth ­ er-in-law, Mr. Ernest A. Dicken ­ man of Bergenfield, 68, who died Saturday in Bergen Pines Hospit ­ al, Oradell. Mr. Dickenman, who was born in Berne, Switzerland, was an en ­ gineer for the New York Central Railroad System for many years. He was the father of Mrs. Paul Ur ­ ban of Gurnee avenue. Also sur ­ viving are his wife, five sons, and two sisters. ------- o BONDS SOLD FOR NEW CLARKSTOWN SCHOOL Halsey, Stuart and Co. bid an interest rale of 2.40 per cent and a premium of $11,853.10 for the $2, 009,000 issue for the new high school for Clarkstown Central School District No. 1 today. Sal omon Brothers & Ilutzlor bid 2.40 and a premium of $7,031.50. Roose ­ velt and Cross bid 2.40 and $6,431 premium. Kidder Peabody and Co. bid 2.50 and $8,457 premium. REVERES COME FROM SOUTH Pfc. Joseph Revere jr and Mrs. Revere of Gurnee avenue liave re ­ turned from Texas, where Pvt. Re ­ vere has been stationed with the Army. He is presently at Camp Kilmer, N. J., awaiting overseas shipment, and Mrs. Revere is vis ­ iting at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Sal Revere of Bound Brook, N. J. Pfc. Revere is attached to the Medical Corps. Presidential Vote Here Always Independent An inspection of The Times files lor the past 52 years reveals that the stories and headlines written recently for Gen. Eisenhower ’ s victory are not too unlike those of the past. Only the names of the Piesidcnts and the voters have changed. Take, for instance, this para ­ graph: “ The result of Tuesday ’ s voting throughout the United States was so revolutionary in character as to upset all calculations, and while the Democratic ranks are discon ­ solate and dismembered by the overwhelming victory of President — , which has carried practically every northern state into the Re ­ publican column, the Republicans are gratefully surprised at the re ­ sult, and most particularly in this state ’ ’ The name of the Pre:^ient has been carefully deleted Tor effect by this writer, but it can be said easily that those lines might have been written last week. They were not. The same issue of The Times carried on the front page the names of the honor students at Stony Point High School. They were Norma A. Bower, Gertrude J. Hoyt, Edna S. Goetschius, and Harry L. Barton. The year was 1904 and Teddy Roosevelt had beaten Alton B. Parker, Democrat, by what The Times headlined in bold letters as the “ greatest plur ­ ality, ” over 2,000,000 votes. Voting at the Opera House Oidtimers, do you remember where you voted then? Tliere were only seven disti lets in the town of Haverstraw, one in Tliiells, one Writes Gus Weltie Major Randolph E. Phillips, for ­ mer pastor of the Centenary Meth ­ odist church, who is an Army chap ­ lain in Korea, writes his old friend, Gus Weltie, of South Mountain road, that he has returned to the reserve area, “ so that for the first itime in a long time I can write some long overdue letters. ” The letter, dated November 2, reads as follows; “ I get your papers that you send me about once a week, including the church bulletin. It is nice to keep hearing about the doings in. Rockland and the news of the church. I recognize names and places in the paper and I still re ­ member most of the names that appear in the bulletin. “ So far we have not had any really cold weather. It is quite warm during the day when the sun is out, though when it rains or is cloudy even the days are not too wai'm. At night it gets quite chilly, though I doubt if the ten^perature has gone below freezing yet. I am presently living in a small tent. It has a wooden floor and a Diesel oil slov'c in it. It is a lot more com ­ fortable than a bunker on the line, for a bunker is nearly always damp. Besides, bunkers are heated with a charcoal burner and they smoke quite a bit and charcoal is not always too plentiful. So, all in all, aside from not being shot at, it is a lot more comfortable in re ­ serve. “ Since today was Sunday we had church services of course. The men still come to church in great numbers. 1 imagine that we have men to church here in the infantry who have not been to ciiurch in years. 'I know the percentages of attendance at home are not nearly as high as it is in the infantry. But that is to be expected. When you are getting shot at you realize there is more to life and to living than a man can discern. So it is quite a challenge to the infantry chaplain* “ Now, of course, we are looking towards Christmas. I hope we are in reserve at Christmas. We will be able to hold some type of grand Christmas service with the division band to supply the music. It will be more like church at home. We would all lather be at home. But, we Will get there one of these days. Give my regards to all my friends back there. ” TREASURER SWEET DIES George J. Sweet, treasurer of the in u 4 J • Nudson Valley Volunteer Fire- m West Haverstraw, and one m] men ’ s Association, died early this Gaineiville, and if you hved in the | morning at his homo in CoxsLkie village you voted, according to The ' Charles M. Fales and AnthonrDe: ^me.s list, m Roseville, at Lady hsio, ofiicers of the association will at attend the funeral services Satur- CoipoMtion Hall. day at Assemblyman Brady ’ s futi- Contmued on page 7 I oral home in Coxsackie.

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