iJSW rcx : kland county THE TIMES Volume 82, Number 14 llaverstraw, N. Y. 1(1927, March 4, 1971 Telephone HAverstraw 9-2000 Price Ten Cents THE bank CORNER Believe what you will about March's weather vagaries, the lion and the lamb and so on. Don ’ t throw away your galoshes yet. Surprise. The New York City Board of Education got along un til Feb. 27 when they suddenly realized they were going to be $40 million short. Strange that the budget deficiency wasn't reveal ed until the appropriate time to impress the Legislature. Just like the State Library at Albany. They didn't get all the money they wanted to, so the library will be closed on Satur days. No matter that the Satur- ■ day hours might have been the most convenient for thousands of school and college students in the Albany area, not to mention teachers. The Saturday closing was likely to provide the great est outcry and thus dramatize the fund situation the most. For generations, the Republi- ■ cans have said the Democrats were the \war party. ” Now the same party is trying to pin the label on the Nixon Administra- Last year when Joseph Colom bo jr was indicted for a Federal offense, his father, a reputed Mafia leader in Brooklyn, led Italian-American pickets outside the FBI office in Manhattan. After a jury acquitted the young er Colombo he said, “ This will .advance the Italian - American Civil Rights League. ” Perhaps. In my opinion the case had noth ing whatever to do with Italian- Americans as such. Instead American justice has triumphed once again, to use a corny old phrase. Real sheepskin coats are be ing advertised for $155 by a New York store. Shades of the old Spiewak factory in the Simon building. Chris O ’ Connell, Willis Spissinger and some of the others who cut skins in that shop would be amazed at such a price for a single coat. Rabbi Meier Kahane, convicted in the afternoon of disorderly con duct in a Manhattan court, flew at 5 p.m. to Belgium, where he was barred from a high-level Jewish international conference, and deported from the country. It you were convicted in a Rock land County court, how could you arrange to fly out of the country within a OMiple of hours? The central government hasn't got troubles enough. Rome is trying to shift the provincial cap itals in Abruzzi and Calabria. There are some people right here in Haverstraw who could warn the Prime Minister about trying something so radical in those areas. From a point of vantage, Sat urday, the valley of the Hudson looked like a romantic painting of the English landscape. The February overcast was pierced here and there by shafts of sun light. A river-clinging fog ob scured the lowlands, with the towers of taller buildings rising above the mist. In the distance the fog clothed the foot of Dun- derberg, and the hills to the west and east were indistinct enough to give them a new appearance. Alas, as I wheeled around and headed home, soda bottles and garbage lay at the roadside, spilling from a ruptured paper bag. From the sublime to tbe sickening. With St. Patrick ’ s Day fast ap proaching, those interested in the Old Sod may want to read “ Some Facts and Fallacies about the Shamrock, ” an article by T. H. Everett in the Garden Journal published by the New York Bo tanical Garden in the Bronx. For most of us, the shamrock is mere- THE BANK CORNER Page 8 “ Somelhing real exciting is gonna happen to you ond this cor you got in the Wont Ads - occording to my horoscope 1 “ WEST POINT AWARD: Col, Frederick A. Smith jr, profes sor of Mechanics at the U. S. Military Academy, presents an Outstanding Performance Award to Joseph D. Hannigan of Stony Point in a ceremony at West Point, Mr. Hannigan has been employed at the Academy for the past 27 years. U. S. Army Photo, Palazzo, Rate Increases Hit Many Wednesday Blue Cross Raise Nighl News CONTINENTAL ART GAL LERY was gulled by fire with a loss of $50,000, about half insured. The fire was the third in the New City Shopping Center on South Main st. in recent months. An adjoining restaurant was rebuilt after a fire a month ago and was about to re-open. JERRY MASTROMARINO ’ S Lincoln car was badly damaged by fire on Hoover st. Mr. Mas- tromarino looked out his window about midnight and saw the car burning. Haverstraw firemen an swered a general alarm. AUGUSTINE PAPPALARDO. family counselor for the Clarks- town school system, has been ap pointed education director for the Rockland County Narcotics Guid ance Council part time until July 1. He lives on the Mt. Ivy rd. in ThielJs. SHOP RITE SUPERMARKET in Pearl River was robbed of $4,300 by hold-up men who forced their way in as the store was be ing closed. Taken to Hospital After Accident Miss Andrea M. Piluso, 18, of 3 Hoover pL, Stony Point, was treated at Nyack Hospital after her car was in collision late Mon day afternoon with one driven by Bertram R. Hoyt of Wayne ave.. Stony Point. Miss Piluso was taken to Nyack Hospital for treat ment of head injuries in the Stony Point ambulance. Mrs. Carrie Conklin and Miss Pearl Conklin of Wayne ave., passengers in the Hoyt car, were not seriously hurt. Mr. Hoyt was driving his '60 Plymouth north on Route 9W as Miss Piluso emerged from the Dairy Queen parking lot. Both cars were considerably damaged. Stony Point Town Police investi gated Health Commissioner ROBERT G. NATELSON Elect Law Student To Cornell Senate Robert G. Natelson, a law stu dent from Stony Point, has been elected to the Cornell University Senate. The Senate, composed of faculty members a«d students, is the chief , governing body of Cornell Natelson ran on the platform of decreasing University involve ment in politics and increasing the efficiency of internal opera tions. He is also co-chairman of the Cornell Campus Coalition, a group of conservative and mod erate students who are opposing radical domination of the Uni versity. Mr. Natelson was graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1970 from Lafayette College in Easton, Pa., where he served as editor-in-chief of the college newspaper, and president of his fraternity. A member of Phi Alpha Theta, the honorary history society, and Phi Beta Kappa, he attained the un usual. distinction of being admit ted to both organizations in his junior year. He is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Sydney N^tqlson of Stony Point. Hits Workers Although the jump in rates was bitterly criticized in earlier pub lic hearings, the State Insurance Dept, has given Blue Cross per mission to raise rates an aver age of 17.8 per cent for about 40 per cent of their subscribers. Affected are 3.4 million .sub scribers in New York and 10 area counties, including Rockland. They are mostly in the average working class portion of the pop ulation. The latest increase comes on top or an increase of 43.3 per cent to the same subscribers, Oct. 1, 1969. A family paying $11.32 per month prior to 1969 then paid $15.80 and with the new rate will pay $19.31 per month. The raise adds to the inflation woes of middle and low income families. Talks up Heart Fund Wants Old The necessity fbr the Rockland Heart Association was described by Dr. Boris Vanadzin, county health commissioner and presi dent of the Heart Fund. Dr. Van- adzin spoke before the Haver straw Rotary Club at The Lodge. Route 9W. The doctor quoted the various arguments against smoking and also dispelled some false notions about heart trouble. The ways in which research is aiding the fight against heart disease were also described. WALDEN HOUSE BENEFIT The Elmwood Community Play house. 16 Park st.. Nyack, will present a benefit performance of •'Don ’ t Drink the Water. ” Sunday at 8:30 p.m. for Walden House Foundation. Ice Boxes The BOCES Air CondUioning, Refrigeration, and Pipe-fitting program at the Center of Occu pational Education is putting out a call for old refrigerators, freezers, or air conditioners that are repairable to use for training purposes. If any per son has one of these available, please contact the instructor, Joseph Ercole at 623-3828, Ext. 257 who will arrange to have them picked up. For those peo ple who have had water lines furnished to their homes, any old welt pumps would also be greatly appreciated. Car Insurance Rates up Again Motorists in the assigned risk pi/i)l will pay more for their in surance after April 14. For* Class lA. which is for cars with no drivers under 25 years of age, the rate will go up from $116 to $147 per year in this area. Other classes in the same pool will ad- vace in prop*ortion to this in crease. The range of increase varies by locality from a low of 6.5 per cent lor suburban Buffalo to 37.8 per cent for Albany. The basic payment covers a policy with a combined $10,000 to $20,000 bodily injury and $5,000 property dam age liability. The assigned risk auto rates are subject to state approval, and have been OK'd by the State In- .surance Department. A new law allows the insurance companies to raise other rates without state* approval, and they are expected to go up sharply. Local Agents Upset Local insurance agents are be coming increasingly disturbed by the acti'ons of the insurance com- panie-s in refusing to renew poli cies of clients who have never had a claim. This applies to other classes of insurance be sides aufo policies. Hit with bad losses, some com panies are pulling out of the metropolitan area, and some out of the entire state. People wh ’ o have been paying the same local agent for the same company for years cannot understand what is happening when the company re- fu.ses to renew the policy. The public feels s o m e h ‘ o w cheated and duped. “ They take your money for years. Then they have a few losses and run. What are we suppo.sed to do? ” This is the lament of the insureds. Rockefoller's Idea Gov. R'ockefeller is pushing for INSURANCE Page 5 Leighton Leaves 'Kay-Fries (lliemicals; New Cable TV Man Clyde Leighton of Stony Point has resigned his post at Kay- fries Chemicals, it is reported. Mr. Leightoin, also a member of the Nortli Rockland Board of Ed- ucatton, has 'been plant superin tendent of ths.chemical company, a leading local industry. Jerry Stabler is the new man ager of Rockland Cablevision of West Haverstraw. Mr. Stabler, who replaces Dave Brooks, plans to mo^e into the area shortly from New Jersey. According to Mr. Stabler, the company will keep “ moving ahead to make the system as good as it possibly can.\ Basic ally the same programming will ,lK^ tOl(flwpd; .With some changes on Jlig^system for the better. Friends of Mr. Brooks report that he was unhappy over the budgetary allowance for home- originated programs. Under re cently promulgated FCC rules, cable television systems are re quired to have a minimum num ber of hours of local program ming each week.' MK Brooks arranged many un usual events, both live and on ' tape, for broadcasting over Chan nel ,42, the cable system ’ s own channel. The station manager was severely limited by the lack of expensive camera equipment to stage locally originated shows. Mr. Brooks used some of his own equipment, plus his ingenuity, to get good entertainment. When his budgetary requests were denied, he left the company, it is said. Grand Jury Gives Clarkstown Answer In public affairs, the debate gets so hot that charges are made. And the other side is told to “ take it to the grand jury. ” In the recent debate over gar bage service in Clarkstown, when the private scavengers went on strike. Democratic Chairman Richard (Rick) Derella is report ed to have charged Supervisor William E. Vines with making a deal with out of town carters to take over refuse collection. Mr. Derella later appeared be fore the grand jury. District Attorney Robert Mee- ■ ban said the jury decided the charges were unfounded. Mr. Meehan took the unusual course of stating that “ the decision is not based on insufficient evi dence, but on the fact that there was no evidence presented. ” MRS. BOBB WAS VISITOR AT FLORIDA HOME Mrs. Alice Bobb has just re turned from a vacation at Fort Lauderdale, Fla., visiting Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Zeno. Mrs. Zeno is the former Miss Isabella Nolan. BosfcO/ Ryder Ruled Off Republican Row Town Zoners Nix Pomona Apartments Red Tape Trips Party Nominees A zoning request for a special permit to build a 432-unit garden apartment on Thiells-Mt. Ivy rd. was rejected by the Town of Hav erstraw Zoning Board of Appeals Wednesday. In rejecting the request for the multi-unit apartment on the Good- man-Occhipinti sites, the Appeals Board noted that it adjoined the Palisades Gardens complex, where an addition of almost 600 apartments is now under con struction. It was noted that the proposed development would place a great er traffic burden than a lower Fatal Fire In Nyack Steven^ 7-month old son of Mr. and Mrs. Jean Molse, lost his life from smoke poisoning in a fire Tuesday at 8 South Broadway, Nyack. The child's parents, two other children, and hve other families were safe after the fire in the five-story building, once Nyack's tallest. Nyack firemen and policemen performed heroically in the emergency. Burglaries, Fire In Stony Point stony Point Town Police are investigating several burglaries in the township in the past week. Last Friday approximately $2400 of value was taken from a private residence on Collaberg rd. Another residence was burg larized on Washburn la., Sunday. On Saturday the department responded to a call from Camp Addison Boyce, Mott Farm rd., when a fire was reported. A Cabin was burned to the ground. They also investigated another call regarding a burglary there. Several youths are involved in the associated fire and burglary and the police are taking action in the case. FIRE POLICE TO MEET AT STONY POINT The Rockland County Volunteer Fire Police Association will meet March 17 at 8:30 p.m. at the Wayne Hose Co. building in Stony Point. Richard Bower of 23 Jack- son dr.. Stony Point, is secretary of the county group. density residential development. Single family homes on 15,000 square foot lots would produce 69 units insttad of 432. A report prepared by Emanuel Associates, consultants, said a further concentration of apart ments in the area “ adversely af fects the optimum community amenity which could be achieved in the area by virtue of a mixture of housing types. It was also said the proposal is at variance with the Town De velopment Plan. Robert Kohion- chak is chairman of the Zoning Board of Appeals. W. E. Sherwowl Joins Law Firm William E. Sherwood of 30 Mc Laughlin ave.. West Haverstraw, has joined the law firm of Freund & Donnelly at 60 North Main st., Spring Valley as an associate in the general practice of law. Mr. Sherwood is a native of Spring Valley and is the son of Mrs. W. Leigh Sherwood and the late Mr. Sherwood. His father was the well-known publisher and editor of the Rockland County Leader, a weekly newspaper in Spring Valley. Before joining Clifford J. Freund and Edward A. Donnelly in the practice of law Mr. Sher wood was with the tax and execu tive letters division of Prentice- Hall, Inc. He is a graduate of Syracuse University and received his Juris Doctor degree from New York Law School. He is admitted to practice as an attorney in the State of New York. Mr. Sherwood and his wife, Susan, have two daughters. Chuck Wagon Opens On 9W Friday The Chuck Wagon will open Friday on Route 9W. The new restaurant,' which is located north of Mastromarino Lumberland, will feature Southern fried chick en. hot dogs, burgers and sand wiches. There also will be a soda fountain. The restaurant was opened last year as the Taco Kid, and has been revamped for its new occu pant. Two of the three Republican candidates in the Haverstraw village election were ruled off the ballot this week for failure to comply with the law ’ s red tape. The candidate for mayor. An thony Bosico, enrolled blank, and Thomas F. Ryder jr. enrolled as a Democrat, were found not to •• have complied with a require ment that the Republican com mittee should have filed a docu ment acknowledging the party ’ s consent for them to run as Re publican candidates although not enrolled in that party. The ruling does not affect Charles Reicherter. the other Republican trustee candidate, who is enrolled in that party. Not affected are the candida cies of Mr. Bosico and Mr. Ryder as independents, as they were nominated on the Independ ent party by petition. The Con servative party filed the neces sary paper, and Mr. Boisco and Mr. Ryder remain as candidates of that party. The action was taken in letters sent to the two affected men by- Village Clerk Genevieve R. Mc Cabe. In village government, the- clerk must rule on the validity of nominating petitions and cer tificates, and many other docu- uments filed for village purposes. A report circulated last week that the Conservative party nom inating petition in West Haver straw lacked validity and would.' be challenged by one or the other major parties. This challenge is apparently not going to be made, although there were dark hints that the nominating papers filed contained dates of events that reportedly did not happen on those dates. Procedural details apparently will be overlooked and the nom inations will proceed unchal- > lenged, Republicans Plan Fight in Court PAPAL TRIBUTE: Officers of Knights of Columbus organ izations met in Bardonia to plan a Papal Tribute buffet at the Albertus Magnus High School on March 27. Pictured are Joseph Zarriello, District Deputy, 64th District, Jack Me- Phillips, District Deputy, 65th District, Wilbur Oswald, Depu ty Grand Knight, Cardinal Mc- Closkey Council, and Robert G. Monroe, former district deputy and chairman of the Tribute. Times Torpey Photo. X' Charles L. Reicherter, chair-- man of the Village Republican Committee, said today that he was shocked at the tactics being used by the Democratic Village candidates who apparently di rected the Village Clerk to reject, the nominating petitions filed bj- the Republican Party. He indi cated that by rejecting two out of the three names in the nom inating petition, the Democratic incumbents have relied on an ob scure and technical provision of the Election Law, which he states has been misinterpreted. He further indicated that Rob ert Grant, a local attorney, has^ been asked to institute a lawsuit on behalf of the Republican can didate for mayor, Anthony J. Bosico, and Thomas F. Ryder jr. Republican candidate for trustee. The suit would require tlie clerk to accept the Republican petition as filed and to add the names of Mr. Bosico and Mr. Ryder to the ballot. Ma.voral candidate Bosico ex-,, pressed surprise and disappoint ment at the tactics being used by the Democratic incumbents to deny the people of the Village an opportunity to vote for the party of their choice. He indicated that “ this i.s merely another attempt REPUBLICANS Page 5 County Knights Will Honor Pope The annual Rockland County Knights of Columbus communioiv- buffet will be held Saturday March 27. Mass is .scheduled for 8:30 p.m. in Albertus Magnus High School, Bardonia. The buf fet will follow. Tlie guest speaker will be James E. Foley, supreme direc tor of the Knights of Columbus Tliis year the Communion buffet is being offered m honor of Pnn.. Paul VI.