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The Suffolk County news. (Sayville, N.Y.) 1888-current, December 05, 1952, Image 1

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Mfisical\ Workshop to Give \Vagabond King \ ^©xtWeek Tho Sayville Musical \Workshop Is in its , final week of rehenrtal tor the greatest amateur production to ever be 'done locally, \The Vaga- bond King. \ Choice scats aie still available Ior the opening night per- formance; It -will bo onsen ted . next Thursday, Friday ancl Saturday evenings In the Sayville High School iiudltdrliim. Althdiigh the term \ amateur \ is uscd ' in connection with the musical plays produced by the Workshop, tho cast ctvn '-lhartlly: corrio under .that catcgo * ry. - . Whon lhe curtain rises on the evening ' ' of December ' lltli the members of tlie ' cnst-will offer proof of their experience and long hours of rehearsing M , • In j addition:- to Chris Robinson , from \ ' . 'South ' Pacific, \ who portrays Francois Villon, aiid , Karon Hassel- riis of Sayville , a .veteran member of ttie • Workshop and a concert soloist; . Miscast , combines lounl nnd out-qf-towii : talent. Tlm Kennedy, n Sayyiiie resident , Will tie Keen in the role of King Lbulg XI . .who is the , - object ol ;tlio vagabond poet' s desire for power of Pii\*(s. Jeaniictto Seiu ' qrt , a young mother from Bab- ylon; ' will-be ¦ • seen as * ' Huff«ttc, the > ~ • young hussy, madly in love with one and easil y persuaded by all . . Others In- the cast are Carleton jMcCarthy, William . Blair , Htizel Brown , Peggy Cnr ' bray, Henry Enz- ian, Sven . Hasselriis , Paige Moore , Joseph Reglstrato . Edward Petroske , Herman van Kleef , Elaine, Dwight, Eugenic Flanagan, : Sliaron Flana- gan, Barbara Hartwcll arid Rlchan:! Dickinson. - \ . . .. ¦ - Music for this production of \The Vagabond King \ will be under tho direction ' of H, Dudley Mali's, Bab- ylon Chorale lender. Stage direc- tion will be by Elwell Cobb and choreography by Tom Turner , who enters his second production with thc Workshop. , ' ¦ The Southwest Comer Wc have it on .i: good , au- thority that Mamie Elsen- hower pnlil an offUhc-ouff visit to llie While House the other day. She walked unannounced Inlo one room nnil saw HST running his fingers ovor planp keys. He arose , grcelcil her cordially, and explnlncil lie was working on a ncw composition , ftTlio Wilstlc- Stop Stomp, \ rnbilontioit dale Is January 30th. And then there ' s lite slinpeiy baby sitter wlui told a Ilayport woman this other day that the dimmest 11/rlitH have Iho great- est Hoamlnl power , Ralph RicUI nays there arc three hinds of women: tlio In- tellectual , tho bautlfuli mill the majority. RenEwd'Hussler In Fire * Election Fire district elections In this area were marked on Tuesday night by a complete lack of contests with tax- payers turning. out in small mem- . p ets. .Virtually nil the votes cast in this section were those of volunteer firemen. In Sayvlllo , Joseph J , Mussler , chairman of the Board of Fire Com- missioners , ' was unopposed in Ms bid for another term on the board . He received all of the 48 . votes cast. Bernard Mohlonhoff received all 23 votes ' ih Bnyport ln his bid for re-election, In West Sayvlllo, John J , Beebe was unopposed for a board position vacated by Potcr Van Vcs- sem and received all 15 votes. Mr. Van Vossem , incidentally, resigned lifter 20 years on the board , having been a member of the original board when (tho West SayvlUe district was formed in 1920. In Bohemia , Joseph Flnln was re- elected to a five-year term , while Emil Cejka was unopposed for , a ono-year term , Each received ' 15 votes. COMMUTER KILLED Wynndnncli-- Raymond C, Man- gold, of Lakewood Street , wns killed Instantly on Wednesday morning when ho ran across the Long Island Rail Road tracks nt tlie depot, lioi e , and fulled to see an oncoming train In n snowstorm , Ilo was attempting to make a commuter train when struck by tho 0:10 westbound ti'aln as it arrived at tho station. Hia body was dragged for 50 feet along the platform. Tlicro wero no wit- nesses to tho tragedy. Thank ' .Donors , Workers for Success Of -First Community Fund Campaign The people of Sayville and West Sayville \have shown their generosity and civic consciousness \ and have met their obli gation to organizations depending on public sup- port to carry out their programs , the executive committee of the Community Fund of Sayville and West Sayville de- clared in a statement this week. Tho group said , \Such an achievement is possible only through the combined efforts of a largo number of people — workers and contributors. To these people the Board of Directors extend their thanks and appreciation. \We wish to take this opportunity to notify each contributor that by his contribution he has become a member of the corporation. It is his privilege to'attend the annual meeting during the firs t week of March ; to elect directors, and to transact other business of this corporation, It is honed that all will tnke this opportun i ty to show their continued interest in tlie affairs of our community. \ The officers include Samuel K. Munson , president; Frank Beyer , vice-president; Vernon Enlos , secretary; George Hubbard , treasurer; H „ Lewis Herring, executive-secretary. Directors aro Mrs, Thomas Campbell , Joseph C, Jnhn , Warren B, Mongol , Mrs, Joseph Shanley, Mrs. John J. Mclnerney, Reginald T, Elton , Adolph Jost , Cnrl B, S toye , John Beintema, Mrs, George Steenland , Francis G. Smith , Mrs , Edward Lyon , and Charles B. Elirenborg. COMMMin I WD T0IML REACHES mM; mmsm mi imm Only $1 , 187 of This Is in Pledges , Herring Advises Group ; Canvassers Are Given Accolade The recent financial drive conducted by the Community Fund' of Sayville and West . Sayvill e , the first combined effort of its kind in the history ot this area , realized a total of $11 , - 202.65 , it was announced on Monday night at a post-camnaien meeting of the executive com- mittee. , Additional returns received since Monday have boosted the total an- other $164 , or to $11 , 3661 It is now* considered likely that final returns will show that the original quota of $10 , 500 will have been .surpassed by better than $1 , 000. ' Lewis Herring, executive secre- tary of the committee which repre- sents nine local organizations , said that of this amount only $1 , 187.75 Is in the form of pledges which are due for payment in installments ' up to August , 1953. A total of $10 , 014.9 0 was realized in cash during the month-long drive with occasional donations still being ' received. , Members of the executive commit- tee , representing the Boy and Girl Scouts , Salvation Army, Little League , Community . Council , Fran- cis . Hoag Memorial Fund , Suffolk County Cancer Committee , PTA Scholarship Fund and the Cerebral Palsy Association , were in|formed that a total' of 1 , 331 individual do- nations have been made to date. Superintendent of Schools Samu- el K. Munson , chairman of the com- mittee , thanked the group for its hard work in organizing and carry- ing out the campaign in the face of what appeared to be a feeling ' of pessimism. . The fact that the goal of $10 , 500 was not only . achieved but oversub- scribed in the initial year of opera- tion, \is proof that this . is . what the people:,of .^Sayville . and West Say:? ^Ull^ani; , . —; a pooling, of fund. i^f ^i^^-ip^^^ sttpr^ h^^Ai^ y Invitations ; to . join tiie ' Commun- ity Furid.for ! i!)53 had been . extended since the conclusion of the drive to the Red Cross which had again de- clined , while the Heart Association has requested additional information . No reply has been received from the Polio Foundation . Mr . Muson said that there has been some misunderstanding by the public of the role the Community Council plays in operating the mu- nicipally-owned Community House on Gillette Avenue and Its. partici- pation in the Community Fund drive . . He said that voluntary rentals realized from various groups using the building, previously paid to the Communit y Council, aro now turned over to the Community Fund and are credited to thc Community Council' s quota in the annual fin- ancial drive. \In other words, \ he explained , \the amount the Community Coun- cil ' receiv es from the Community Fund now , as a result of the 1952 fund drive , is the only monies it will receive from any source until next year . Some people have the idea that it receives rentals in addition to its share of thc Community Fund. This is not so. \ Members of . the executive com- mittee were also asked to request their various organizations not to conduct individual house-to-house solicitations . or sales campaigns in the future since it would defeat, the purpose of the Community Fund. Benefit card parties and similar functions would not meet with' ob- jection providing tickets or .goods are not sold on a door-to-door , basis . • Carl . B. Stoye , a member of the ex- ucutiveTgroup, said that-those groups ffi Wcri . TGiiiiir ' e , . funds for \local actiy- ^¦^esi : !fi\\ ) \^^5/- as, i ' pp: ::%,;$ OTn^i^e basis , should; add. - ,tijbse- . amowfrts 'ip theh- , quota for . 1953. \We ' ve, prom- ised the .people we Would cut down drastically the numbjer of times their doorbells ring and we ' ve got to do if. \ lie said . ' ¦ ' - ¦ - An Ideal Christnias g ift for servicemen from this area is a year ' s subscription to The Suf- folk County News , their home town iiapcr. - By jurchasing a serviceman ' s subscription now , you can bc as- sured that your favorite soldier , sailor , merchant seaman , marine or airman will receive Thc News weekly no matter where he is stationed. Servicemen ' s sub- scriptions are offeree! at thc low cost of 52.50 for 52 issues. Here ' s An Ideal Cliff For ihe Man in Service Tax Warrant Ai9 'tHayi7 Se lf^r?y *;U|) ,.P5ease ' v Pasf ! Islip—;Tlie line tvill form on . the \ right:- >\ - '; • ¦ ' ¦ > * - . . : ' . ' ¦ ' ; ' - ' ;, ' ¦:¦ Tay ,Receiver. James ' ;E . i \ *WH- . Uams^ ' finhounc^'thfefWeeir that ¦ ' .^ »SS^*^' , S'i^\^**^ :t?K't«scs SaiS^i ; sitiiffif ' : $^^:J&&i % * - - - *bfc ' i& *aiV^ nesday,;: . December y \i Orfh. , ' -His . office ' y iiil . be ' open ' between the hours - of' nine - a.- ial and*, four p, m. oh' week tlajs and from nine a. id. to noon on Saturdays. Taxes may bc paid in two in- stallments , -the first half pay- ment being . duo on December iirst but • payable to January 10th. without penalty. After Jan - uary 10th , onc percent per month will be added to May 31st, Tlie second half payment is due on May 10th and payable without penalty until May 31st , after which date the County Treasurer will take up the cruel liusiness of heaping penalties on delinquent taxpayers. The total warrant to be col- lecte d in Islip Town tliis year is $5 , 624 , 085.74 . ..7 . *V' \' . \Th£:^tti^ spruces ,/p ines , ftfem^ ' ' eth lEurbjpe7;;Spairij . Yii^dslavia ' , Greece , Asia Minor ,; japan , China and Africa v YY' . \ '\ . • • •- .: Y- ZZy :> rf - \ Aiy iyf. -try Great ? Riyer— ' The ' Long Island State \ Park Commission - on Monday took' .pver. jurisdiction ot the Bayard Cutting Arboretum - near Heckscher •Stat^Rark. , . ' , : . The \ ; property , ' .consisting. °f 643 acres , was \donated to the-Stato : of New ' -york as ail - Arboretum and nark for the culture of trees , and itariiiijs . through several gifts by Mrs. Bayard James , in memory of her father , W . Bayard Cutting, the first gift having lieen made 16 years ago. An endowrnent fund . of over $1 , 000 , 000 was also established by her mother , Mrs. W. Bavard Cutting. Mrs . James; and Mrs. ' Cutting re- served the full use of the property so long as they were living. Mrs. Cutting died ' on November 15th , 1949 and Mrs. Janies has how released to ' the Commission hei - reserved in- ter est in the property , making thd terms of the gifts effective oh De- cember first . The development' of the Arbore- tum was started by .W* . Bayard Cut- ting in 1887 in ' Accordance with plans made by the late Frederick Law Olmsted. Its natural features have been maintained and developed during the past' ' . 'half .century; witjj i intelligent and sympathetic - care uritil it 'has now become , ' from the horticultural;and aesthetic points of view , . one - of the most' interesting places : of its .kind in, the country. , Apart from . the f ine - collection of evergreens ,, the: educational and , artistic:value*of • the Arboretum de- pends largely on the natural beauty of the landscape, and the intelligent use . and care of\native . .7 American plarits. t-There ar&also many foreign fir and spruce trees and several evergreens ' of great: size which can be found only hi , tlie Pacific slope regions. ' . : • ' ¦ • ' , . \ The ; Park , Commission is: , now making plaris for the construction of public parking' fields , -Improvement of roads and paths , ' construction of comfort stations , alterations of the main. residence to permit operation of a tearoom and other incidental improvements which, are necessary before the Arboretum can be opened (Continued oh Page 3) StatfeTiikei§ ©ver (tatting.Arboretitm • ' i ¦ - ' if \ '\ ' ¦ : ' ¦ ''Ai. . , - ' :- ' \ ¦ :¦ : ¦ , , ¦ ' ' ' . ,; y *^ , ' . ' , ' ' Isf ar as She Kids Are tacerited Tfe Wealher ' is StricSSy Exec^Ie The weather man gave the kids of Sayvlllo and vicinity- several tastes of winter early ' this week , but It wasn 't thc real * thing. Youngsters of assorted sizes and shapes tumbled out of bed on Sun- day morning to find a thin blanket of snow on the ground , but by tho time sleds had boon brought out of the cellar and dusted off , a warm sun began to turn it into tiny rivu- lets of water. That night the mercury dropped below 20 degrees for tho firs t time tills winter nnd Monday morning there wns a thin sheet of Ice on lo- cal ponda and streams , a gentle hint that there might lio somo skntlng by Into nftcriioon, Toniuernturos rose once (again. however , nnd the Ico had disappear- ed by the time school was out. Monday night It was really cold again , and in the morning there was some Ice, The mercury shot up again , though , nnd It was gone by nine a , in, An hour later lt began to snow, but It incited ns fast ns It camo down, Sleds and skates wont bade Into collars, for by tho time school was ouf on Tuesday, tho snow had stopped and It was rain- ing. It kept cm raining 1 Tuesday night but nlong about midnight it turned into a sort of half-snow that fell In big, wet blobs ' during tlie night and continued throughout Wednes- day morning. But still the tempera- tures remained high , Tho snow was too slushy for sleds , not firm enough for snowballs, By noon lt added up to nbout an Incli of white goo that continued to melt, About that time a representative of this newspaper was walking through the school yard when ho mot a 12-yonr-old man child who last summer was noted for his abil- ity to catch , throw and hit a base- ball ln the Littlo league. lie was asked what ho thought of thc wea- ther . \Strictly execrable, \ he snld In imsslng, nnd ' thou shot back ovor his shoulder , \Tlmt means lousy, It waa on tho , Jack Bonny show Sunday night. \ Well , Unit' s It, fill right. Tlio weather this weolc • 1ms been execva- bio — slIghtljK more than somewhat , Vicflin Is hmi Mmmm llm^ Wai Fi'dhlfngf ire Ha rry Smith , 71 , Believed Stricken By Heart Attack Blue Point — , Seventy-one year old Harry Smith , who lived alone in his small home on Woodland Avenue , here , was overcome by smoke and died in the naming ruins of his home early on Wednesday morning -while attempting to extinguish a fire which he , him- self , may have set. \ Volunteer firemen , who \ \ succeeded in preventing the building from be- ing burned to the ground , discovered the elderly man ' s body slumped a- gainst a wall of the bathroom with a pall of water between his . knees and the water tap open . Coroner P. J. Laviano said yesterday , that death had been caused by asphi>:i- ation and by first , second and third degree burns . ,- . \ ¦ ' ¦ Authorities now believe that the victim caused the fire by dozing off in a chair while smoking. It is-be- lieved that the upholstery began to blaze and Smith died on liis first tnp to the bathroom to get water. He had suffered from a heart con- dition and because of it, slept in the chair . The .fhe was discovered ny Mrs . (Continued . on Page 4) 7. Now the gate house at tlie Ep iscopal Home for Boys in S ayville , this building wns ori g inall y the liome of Mr , and Mrs. Samuel E. Arthur, This photo was taken in thc late 1880s. Hear , Bead'&mgjgr A Pictorial Journal of Peop le and Places, in Sayville and Environs in Years Gone B y The Sayville ; Parent.Teacher As- sociation will meet on Tuesday eve- ning at the elemontary school at 8:15 o ' clock. The subject for the evening will ., 'be ' , \Seeing Your School in Color \ , and colored slides of school activities will be shown with Miss Mabel Chambers ns com- mentator. Following the - ' shoving there will bo Christmas ..carol - singing and a social hour with refreshments. Color Slides of School Work Will Be Shown PTA Plans for Cargo ; JfarniRil Ad vance i'Mlrflyrliei f Airport Industries- • To Lease 24 More 777Acres at Field J . \ ; Isli p —- Twenty-four addi- ' ;|io3ial acres of MacArthur Field .property will soon be leased ' by ;^iiport Industries , Inc., for de- yelopment as an air carga term- inal , if the industrial concern follows up a resolution passed b y the Isli p Town Board this week. ' .y. The resolution authorizes Airport Industries: to purchase a lease on the land from Frederick H. Smith , president of Island Air Ferries , who leased it from the town some years ago. In August the development con- cern: was granted an option on 14 acres at a rental of $100 an acre for the first two years , after which the rent would be . increased to $300 an acre; The option runs until 1867 . The resolution empowers Smith to sell his interest in the airport to Airport Industries wliich will con- tinue paying the town at tbe rate of one cerit on every gallpn of gas sold and one .^percent of the gross busi- ness untilV .1965 , when the contract will cdme-iii p for renegotiation . ,;. Roberfe.putman , president of Air- port Industries, indicated this week that . onl y :¦ a few days would elapse before . (Smith' s contract will pass dyer to 'Tthe New . \2ork City concern , which hopes to interest all major airlines : 'ih ' the development of Mac Arthur Field as a major air cargo terminal for the metropolitan area. \ ;Pla:ris call for . the . erection ' of . warehoi\se • (facilities and the . use of- the field by the major cargo carriers for: both domestic -andrtfpxv - y: . , ' - ¦ • :- . - . - ' \ ,< \• ' ?:. -i . ?:r . eigUv trade.. . ., -;.,. ..; • . .. . , ;¦ . AA' ROTARIANS SEU MAGIC ' Harry Ferrier , of Bellport the welKknown magician , opened his bag p f tricks yesterday noon to en- tertain . members of the.Sayville Ro- tary;. Club at the group ' s weekly luncheon meeting in the Foster House. ' .He was the guest of Paid N;. Westerbeke. 9ta@-So-House Drive foi Hospital Fund Opens; Ml of Goal Achieved Now that half tho goal has bcei surpassed with subscriptions to dati totalling ovor $250 , 000 ln tho Brook, havon Memorial Hospital drive , vol- unteer workers are intensifying theii efforts to bring the campaign to i successful conclusion, , Thc campaign , now in Its scconi week of the general houso-to-housi solicitation , ls gaining momentun through tho widespread acccptnnc of tho 5 cent' s a day plan. Contrlbu tors who have pledged $55, spreni over tho period of throb years, liav alrendy received their \builder ' s ' certttlcatos, Douglas E. Brown , president o tho Association , stated this ivee] that returns are extremely en oouraging nnd demonstrate tha \their ceaseless efforts will n ssur tho ronchliiff and surpassing of th $500 , 000 minimum goal. \ Hugh Furman, campaign clialr man , snld , \This yeomnn-llke Jol being done by tho workers prove tho spirit of loyalty and coinmunlt; consciousness on the pnrt of all tin oltlKons of tlio liospitnl service aven . Fully counlzant of the dire ncci for n hospital In our area, the Chamber of Commerce announced this week , through Its president , John F 1 . Lu clisinger , Its endorsement of the Brookhaven Memorial Hos- pital Building fund campaign. Frank Silverman , associate Bcner- nl chairman, announced yesterday that tho businessmen in tho area are taking time out from the pres- sure of the busy holiday season to make substantial gifti to the cam- paign, Among tho more recent bus- iness gifts reported by tho workers of thc Business Committee are L, Cantor , P. & It, Leiitln.s, lnc, Wil- liam Haspel & Sons , Keller' Con- struction Oompany, Pioneer Laun- dry, South Bny Auto Pnrts , Suffolk County Paper Company, Pntchogue Lumber Corporation , A, E. Moss , and Silver Fox Furriers, The proposed 80-bed hospital will bo located on tho 11'A acres of pro- perty deeded by the Board of Super- visors In tlio north section of East PatchoKiio ln the vicinity of East Lake. It will sorvlco somo 32 cam- (Oontlnuod on Pago 4)

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