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The News Accurately Charitably Intelligentlx Established 1874 NORTHPORT JOURNAL, THUY, JUNE 17, 1954 IVS A COPY--$2.00 A YEAR VOLUME SEVENTY~NINE’ No.51 Dies Unexpecizedly Village Board Asks Reviewiof Land Values New Drain Plan To Cast $12,500 Hayden Weller, director of Public Relations at The Cooper Union since 1951, died suddenly last night (Saturday, June 12) at his home in Northport, L. I. Richard E. Allen, engineer of Centerport, told the Village Board Tuesday night that he would recommend 48 inch pipe instead of 30 inch for the drain- age of Main street, the pipes to hook into a new basin at N.E. corner of Bayview and Main. The water would be carried through the bulkhead into the slip. The cost would be $12,500 instead of the $8,500 estimated for the 30-inch pipe, as origin- ally planned. Mayor Jones said the Village has needed this drainage for years. It will re- quire a vote on a bond issue and Mr. Allen was instructed to bring in plans for the next meet- ing. A pioneer in the of’ edu- cational public relations, Mr. Weller came to The Cooper Union after having been associ- ated with New York University for more than 22 years as a member of the University's div- ision of public relations. In 1941 Mr. Wells?‘ was appointed direc- tor of the N.Y.U. Bureau of Pub- lic Information, a post. he held for ten years. Prior to his em- pioymcnt at N.Y.U. he was asso- ciated \er several years with the fund raising firm of Tamblyn & Brown, New York, and prior to that he had .~-erved as a reporter on the Washington (Paw Daily Observer and the Washington Daily Reporter. Upon the recommendation of Mayor Philip C. Jones at the regular meeting of the North- port Village Board on Tuesday evening, the Board voted to ask Village Assessor David Fairman to make a study of the inequities in land assessments complained of by a large group of water- front property owners on Bay- view avenue during the ‘last Grievance Days. The complaints were that waterfront property on Bluff Point road is assessed about a what Bayview is. The $75. per front foot assess- ment on Bayview avenue is practically $15,000 an acre, the Bayview property owners have complained, while the Bluff Point assessment (waterfront) to $3000. other Matters Trustee Gilbert Scudder sub- mitted sketchy plans for the Citizens Party parking plan. They call for purchase of more property on the top of “library hill” back of Main stret, with a right-of~vvay through the Hartt property for a walk-up to the area from Main street. The only exact presented was $2000 purchase price for the property. It would be cleared of sand and gravel, free, by the Steers Co.. he said. He thought $4000 would cover the paving. GROUND breaking ceremonies, new ‘East Northport office, First Suffolk National Bank, Larkfield road. Left to right: John Langer, new business representa- tive, Van Ness Darling, vice president in charge of East Northport office, Ernest Conway, president E. Northport Board of Trade, Clarence Griffith, vice president First Suffolk National Bank. —Photo by Peter S. Van Alst PREPARING FOR the observance next Sunday, June 20', of the “Forward” phase of St. Paul’s Methodist Church $55,000. Anniver- sary Advance, the pastor, the Rev. Robert F. Ramm, Mrs. Harry E. Foster, president of the Ladies’ Junior Auxiliary__and Charles E. Bacon, co-chairman of -the Advance, inspect one of the newly in~ stalled lanterns which will light the way to the many new activities of the Church. The Mayor said he thought the Board should pass some sort of resolution, asking the village as- sessdr for a review of Bayview and B1u and the whole A-6 area where the Steers oper- ation is going on under the re- habilitation plan). Enormous Under~Assessment Mayor Jones said the enor- mous under-assessment of the sand and gravel area is obvious. That property is assessed from $318 to $700 an acre. It is worth vastly more as a sand and gravel mine than as residence, he ob- served. Compare that assessment with $15,000 for residential property, Mayor Jones said. Of the ground-breaking for the new banking home for the East Northport office of the First Suffolk National Bank, the pres- ident of East Northpor; Board of Trade wrote: as the Board of Trade, and we are sure that with our joint ef- forts, we will have in a very few years one of the shop- ping areas in Huntington Town- ship. May we again extend our complete cooperation and best wishes. Red Barn Theatre Opens June 29 With “The Fourposter” Village Police Check Closely On Speeders 1VIavor Jone\ \esknd mad the Board voted to have the plan put in shape to present for :1 public hearing with speci ures, etc. East Northport Board of Trade East Northport, New York June 10‘, 1954 Mr. Van Ness Darling, V.P. There will be several familiar faces about when the Red Barn Theatre on Rt. 25A in Northport opens its doors this summer on June 29. From its operation of last year in Centerport will re- turn a number. of audience fa- vorites as well as a number of backstage friends. Jerry Straker and his wife Norma will be with the theatre again._ Norma will be remem- bered for her exciting perform- ances in Member of the Wedding, For Love or Money, Gigi, and I Am a Camera. Jerry, who di- rected many of last season’s shows, and who will direct even more this season, was enjoyed by last year's patrons in I Am a Camera, Come Back Little She- ba, Three Men on a Horse, and The Man. Also returning in the acting division will be Eric Gun- nar, who played the romantic lead opposite Norma Straker in Gigi. Tall. blonde. and hand- some. Mr. Gunnar was a mem- ber of the National Theatre of Iceland before coming to -these shores. Two local residents, Kar- en Eddy and Bradley Hubert, will again add their talents to the cast this summer. Paul A. -Brurm, attorney pre- paring the recodi of the Village Ordinances. presented them to the Board. Trustee Lew- isy asked to have a vote on a public hearing on same put o until he can read them. This was done. The printing will run about 20 newspaper columns it was stated. Mayor Jones says there is a constant call for copies of the ordinances and the Vil- lage has nothing to give people. A petition of protest against opening “Library Path” to Rut- ledge road was read, signed by 18. Reasons given that a total of 17 children, only four of whom are over 12 live and play in that area at top of hill. There are no sidewalks. Strange, through-traffic might result in accidents. Also it was considered an unnecessary expenditure. At the suggestion of the Mayor, the matter was referred to the tire commissioners, as the request for the road came from the Fire Department. Richard Graf, village attorney. presented an ordinance giving requirements for anyone seeking a permit to open village high- ways. Sincerely yours. Ernest J. Conway President First Suffolk National Bank . East Northport Office, Chief of Police Percy Ervin and the Northport force are do- ing their utmost to have the speed laws obeyed on the village highways. Police Justice John Hawkins on Monday evening gave dollar to eleven who answered the 24 summonses for violations. These were for exceeding the speed limit. “ One John Cuspit with no ad- dress. driving without a license, was $30 or 30 days and he chose the latter and is now in Riverhead jail. . - East Northport, N.Y. Dear Mr. Darling: The East Northport Board of Trade and citizens of the area were pleased to see on Tuesday the starting of your new bu1id- ing in front of the Lark School. St. Philip Neri Church Starts Campaign for Improvement Fund Only a handful of residents were present at the meeting. A couple of comments were made. One was that of David Nash, an attorney, who said he under- stands that some place in Nassau County triples an assessment when mining operations are in progress and then as the opera- tion is over, reduces the assess- ment until eventually it is back to normal. HAYDEN WELLER A successful and widely hon- ored member of .his profession for ‘more than a quarter of a century, Mr. Weller had, at the time of his death, probably the longest record of continuous service in the of education- al public relations in the coun- try. In addition to his public‘re- lations activities, Mr. Weller served as an instructor of Eng- Iish from 1936 to 1939, and later as an instructor in Journalism at New York University. The: traditionally courteous and expert service you and your associates have always shown together with the tremendous growth of East Northport in- sures your complete success. This big step forward in the advancement of East Northport coincides timely with the reor- ganization and revitalization of our own East Northport Board of Trade. “The churches too must keep pace with the people's needs in our rapidly growing communi- ties,” stated Rev. Edward J. Kel- le, Pastor of St. Philip Neri Church, on Sunday as he out- lined a program of alterations, improvements and expansion for the parish buildings in 1954-5. Noting that the past five years have increased the demand for church and school facilities far beyond the capacities provided during the 60 years since the parish was founded in 1894, Fa- ther Kelle pointed out that “Catholics in this area are for- tunate in having the basic struc- tvres available during an era of high construction costs, and the proposed modernization and ex- tension program will enhance their usefulness, over many years to come.\ Trustee Mindermann intro- duced the motion which was unanimously voted to have the assessor consider reassessing the property in question, also includ- ing the top, southside of James street requested by Trustee John Blydenburgh who stated the property there had a nice view now that he thought made more valuable. Accidents Sunday at 3:20 a.m. a car owned and operated by Vincent Collins of Ocean avenue crashed into a L.I.L. pole at the corner of Bayview and Lewis road. Mr. Collins was hospitalized with bruised head and chest but able to return home the next day. A passenger, Albin I-Iendrickson of Rutledge road, he had just picked up for a lift, went through the windshield. suffer- ing face and head injuries and is in Huntington Hospital. On Sunday at 9:05 pm. Vil- lage .Ofl‘ice1‘s Frank Royce and Amza Biggs investigated an ac- cident at 25-A and Reservoir avenue when two cars collided. Joseph Seifer of White Lake. N.Y.. age 71. owner and operator of one car, suffered a heart at- tack. Dr. Walter Jacoby was summoned and Mr. Seifer was removed to Huntington Hospital in the Northport Fire Depart- ment ambulance. ' Mr. Darling, it appears that you and other members of your organization fee] the same con dence in the East Northport area Mr. Weller was born in Can- onsburg, Pa.. on June 7, 1903, the son‘ of Ern K. Weller and Henri- etta Hayden Weller. He attend- ed Washington and Jefferson College. Washington, Pa., grad- uating in 1925 with a bachelor of science degree in Journalism. Rube Goldberg Speaks At 50th Class Reunion Univ. of California Mr. Weller was a member of Justice Lodge, Free and Accept- ed Masons of the State of New York; member of the executive committee of the Metropolitan College Public Relations Council; member of the American Col- lege Public Relations Associa- tion; the Public Relations Soci- ety of America, and the Ind‘us- trial Publicity Association of New York. He was also a mem- ber of Phi Kappa Psi and Pi Delta Epsilon. Mr. Weller is survived by his wife, Ada Morse Weller; a daughter, Antonia Morse, 13: a son, Ernest Hayden, 9; and a sis- ter, Mrs. Denny Smith. Start June 30 From the backstage and be- hind-the-scenes contingent, Bara bara Kennedy the producer's as- sistant and part time stage man- ager. actress and director, will return. Her smiling face and charm won many friends for the theatre last year. Also return~ ing will be young Billy Geffen, who appeared in The Man. Come Back Little Sheba, and Member of the Wedding. New to the theatre's sta but not to local residents, will be Elex Ingersoll of Asharoken Beach, who will act as stage managnr—actress~director for this comin season. Last summer Miss Ingersoll was co-director with Charles Weintraub of the TTG production of Anything Goes. This past season Miss In- qersoll worked with Equity Li- brary 'I‘heatre in it production of Detective Story. . Also to be with the theatre A snow fence, on the recom- mendation of Trustee B1yden- burgh, will be placed at the top of the sand bank in back of the library where the village has a parking lot. All the men of St. Phi1ip’s par- ish, which includes Asharoken, Centerport, Fort Salonga, Green- lawn, Huntington Beach and Northport are being invited to volunteer their services to put the program over promptly. They will meet for two training sessions and will then be asked to make a few calls to the homes of their fellow parishioners. This will require a few hours a week for three weeks. All meetings will be held. in the School Hall. Rube Goldberg will be the guest speaker at the 50th anni- versary banquet of his class at the University of California, San Francisco. Mr. Goldberg re- ceived his degree from the uni- versity upon completion of studies at the College of Mining Engineering in 1904. Since that time he has risen to fame and is being honored by the university. He left his home at Asharoken Beach yesterday to The ban~ quet is tomorrow evening in Berkeley. Calif. Mr. Goldberg’s son George W. George will be a guest of his fa- ther at the banquet and then. thev will to Los Angeles to- gether for a visit with the lat- ter's family. George just com- pleted on Saturday night a screen play “Smoke Signal\ for Universal Pictures, which goes into production next week at Grand Canyon with Dana An-- drew: the star. Ladders at the dock came in for discussion when a bill was presented for their installation and the materials for same. Mayor Jones thought .320 a lad- der was pretty steep and Trus~ tee Lewlsy was asked to look into this. It was stated that the nine ladders were purchased at cost through the Steers Com- pany. the amount was not avail- able at the meeting. but will be reported later. Trustee l'...ewis_v asked about the stand pipes he had suggest- ed at the clock. for the Fire De- partment. Clerk Van Pelt report- ed that the Fire Commissioners: at the June 8 meeting said thev could see no immediate n<‘ces<i- ty for the nines. l.ewi<\‘ f¢\d '-he rvasnn.< they were m ecled arr! the .’\’la_vr=,r asked him to have a talk with the fire cnmmiseziuners. The Board voted to buv a lit- tle radio, about $25., for the fire~ man on duty to have the accu- rate time by which to give the 12 noon signal each day. Ma_vor Jones says this is not accurate now. and it is just as easy to have it reliable and important in these days of air raid test warnings. etc. Shingles are loose on the old it was reported. , Recording Machine Children of School District 4 may look forward with pleasure to Wednesday, June 30, as the opening day of the Summer Ac- tivity Program. This service is sponsored by the Board of Edu- cation and is free to all school children of our district. Super- vised activities range in variety from games to sewing so that the child may select a play period or a class of fruitful instruction de- pending on his needs. It is nei- ther necessary nor expected that most children will have perfect attendance but as the program continues for seven W\“.'kS we hope to provide wholesome rec- reation for those odd days when there is nothing else to do. Morning groups will be found at Ocean Avenue and Lark Schools days each week from 9:30 to 11:30. Rowing and swimming instruction may be obtained at Scudder Park during the afternoon. Dancing. basket- ball, and baseball will be sched- uled for early evening. Many of the activities planned will lead to credit for Scout badges. A more detailed‘ description of classes by days and hours will appear in the next issue of your favorite local paper. Those, desiring more complete information should contact Mrs. Helen P. Huntley, NOrthoort3- 1365.1. between the hours of five and six. Asharoken Village Has Annual Election Rev. G. H, Walworth Gets Appointment From Rt.Rex5, DeWolfe Funeral services were held at S. Robbins 8: Snn Funeral Home. Scudder avenue. Northport. on Tuesday. June 15 at 2:30.: p.m. In a quiet election at Asham- kcn Beach on Tuesday. Vi1.1a.r1e voters, 22 in number, went to 1.1.19 polls to re-elect Sydney Bev- in, mayor for two year: Miner D. Crar_\'. trustee for two yoavx and Anthony J. MacCm'thy. vi] lane police justice for four vnars. Rube Goltdborsz. retiring as vil- lage trustee. did not run for re- election. rhilip Beaudottv was elected a trustee for two years and will he the only ntw mem- ber of the Asharukon ”ViIla;.:r: Board. The other members are John S. Klein and Clayton F. Mugridge, trustees. Paul A. Fast Opens Fast Lumber Co. Near RR. 3‘§¢:zr5;E2;:%art The Right Reverend James P. DeWolfe. Bishop of Long Island. has announced his appointment of the Rev. Graham H. Wal- worth. rector of Trinity Church, Northport. to the Departmenfof Promotion of the Diocese. The 'Dc-partment M I’romot‘ion is set up to advise and assist the Bish- op in the uni develop- ment and prosecution of the work of the Diocesan Council. this summer. a< .'mprentive.<, are I\Iz1:<|.ne Liebnrmzm of Fort F.1- .lon1\=a and M.i1d1'ed Ann Boyd ul‘ Huntington Station. In addition to ]<—':11'n.n1g about the backstage wcr‘mnu< of prnf- ~:1ona1 theatre t.he_\' “ill takrn part. in several of the productions. Paul A. Fast of 26 Senviow an-mm. Nm-thport.» :1 buildim rontracmr. has just started a new htlsineis “The Fast Lumbcr Co.\ with office and sturagzo yard lncnfnd at Bcllwnso ave- nue, opposite the RR. parking at East Northport. Thomas R. George, Mr. Gold- berg's other son. is busy with _nrop:1r.\.t.ions for his art exhibit (of all ah<l.l‘{lPi!~'l at Rockland County Foundation. near his home at N_\'nck. NY’. The exhibit opens June 26th for two weeks. Mrs. Goldberg. while her hus- band is away. is entertaining ten members of her Canasta Club at her Asharoken Beach home. The guests arrived yester- day to stay until Friday. DRIVER EDUCATION MAY CONTINFE DURING SUXVLVIER This includes the arranging of staff meetings, the publication of the Diocesan magazine “Tid- ings,” the arrangements for the annual Clergy Conference and Clergy and Laymen's Retreats, the preparation of Every Mem- ber Canvass publicity and ma- terials, and, in general, all pro- motional and publicity work for the Episcopal Church in Long Island. COUNTING CALORIES? JOIN NEW T-O-P-S CLUB! Registration for the summer course Driver Education pro- gram. one of the most nopular of the thirty Adult Education classes will be Wed.. June 30 at 8:00 p.m. at N.H.S. To register early write Paul Fazin. Driver Instructor. Northport High School. Give your name, address and telephone. The $5.00 regis- tration fee will be collected when the course begins. The date on the post card will deter- mine preferenle if there is a need for more than one class. Besides lumber, millworl: and roofing materials. the Fast Lum~ bcr Co. will rent power tools and generators. The Fasts have two little chil- dren who are now in school. Mrs. Fast has taken charge of the of- and books and will assist her husband in his new venture. They are con -of success as their aim will be to please their customers, however small or large the accounts. Have fun while on a diet. Our group is the original TOPS of Milwaukee. Wis., “TO’PS\ mean- ing “Take Off Pounds Sensibly.” Our club is a non-pro organ- ization to help women reduce and stay reduced. Anyone interested in Taking Off Pounds Sensibly is most wel- come to join our friendly group. So have fun while dieting and for more information about our diet club phone evenings. HUnt. 4-l992W. The Boa_rd met in the fireball where Clerk Van Pelt had the newly purchased recording ma- chine set up to take the spoken words of the meeting. CORRECTION - In an article last week about the newly opened fabric store “American Fabrics\ at Lark avenue\(opp. A & P) it was stat- e_d this was East Northport's only fabric store. Mr. Etheridge of D & L Fabrics, 35 Laurel avenue telephoned us to say their store is still open after four years in East Northport. They are located at corner of Bellerose avenue. For the last years Trinity's rector has Men a member of the Department of Education of the Diocese, but has resigned from this position to accept the new apointment. (continued on Page 4) The Fifth Annual Amateur Art Exhibit sponsored by the Long Island State Park Commis- sion will be held at Bethpage State Park during a three-day period begining Thursday, July‘ 15th. One average size banana has 13 percent of the vitamin C and 9 percent of the vitamin A rec- ommended daily. They also have small amounts of the B vitamins. Boys! Join the P.A.L. Now! 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