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The Patchogue advance. (Patchogue, N.Y.) 1885-1961, April 21, 1955, Image 1

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To wn Hig h In Building Set in 1954 A new hi g h in building permits and estimated cost of construction for Brook- haven town is shown in the annual report by Town Building Inspector Emil K. Lange , which was releas- ••d this week. The 5 , 299 permits issued and S21 , 5fi5.ti<>5 in estimat- ed construction costs tar sur- passed the record 1953 totals of 3 , 757 permits and $12 , 702 , 114 cost. Figures so far this year indi- cate that the town building boom is continuing, Mr. Lange said , and he expects 1955 totals to at least equal 1954' s stratospheric figures. A particularly significant fac- tor in the new record , Mr. Lange said , was the increase in dwelling permits from l , 95f> in 1953 to 3 , 574 in 1954 . Costs jumped from $9 , 718 , 405 to $17 , 701 , 462. This increase is due , in great part , to a last-minute rush to beat the new upgrading in dwelling space requirements which the town put into effect last April. A breakdown of the number of permits issued and estimated cost follows . Dwellings. 3 , 574 , $17 , 701 , 462 ; dwelling additions , 966 , $1 , 148 , - 404 ; two family dwellings , io , $75,505; accessory, . 302 . $214 , 469: mercantile , 104 , $749 , 594; public buildings , 2 , $4 , 500;- amusement and recreation , 1 , $51,500; churches , 2 , $56 , 000; factories , 10 , $231 , 630 : gas and service sta- tions , 21 . $165,270: commercial garages . 3 , $52,000 ; private gar- ages, 123 , $109,260; institutional buildings , 3. $608 , 400: public buildings . 3 , $13,500: public works nn<! utilities. 10. $168, 725; office buildings . 16 , $38 ,665; plumbing, 30. $18,958: oil burner installa- tion . 28. $22 , 057: sign installation , 56. $16,385; roadstands. 5 . $6 ,425: model homes 16. $60 , 950; motels . 4 . SJ4 . 500 : multiple dwelling. 1. $5, 000 ; migrants , 1 . $2 , 500; de- molition . 8: The . new. Brookhaven Memorial hospital takes the lion ' s share of the institutional building total. Mr . Lange said. Centeroach show- ed the largest growth of anv community in the town during the year . | Chamber Drive For Members Sets 100 Goal A goal of at least 100 new members has been set for the Patchogue Chamber of Commerce membership drive by August H. Reich of Reich Brothers L . I. Motor Freight , Inc., membership campaign chairman . All business \ and professional men in the area are eligible for Chamber membership, ' according to Mr. Reich , who emphasized the importance to community pro- gress of an intelligent active chamber with an active represen- tative membership. The chamber already has 250 members . Mr. Reich said , and the drive will continue until at least 100 more are added to the rolls. \Members of the committee are all busy men , \ Mr. Reich said , \ and those wishing to join can help the committee by contacting the chairman or the chamber in regard to membership. \ Membership will come from the Greater Patchogue area—within a radius of five miles of the cen- ter of the village . On the membership committee are: John Cargill , Patchoguej manager of the Long Island I Lighting company; John Derby of Derby Brothers floor covering; Edward Nowicki , co-owner of the Arc h Preserver shoe store ; Mau- Continued on page 7. this section'' Wainwri g ht Column On 'Fallout ' Danger Advance readers are ur^ed to devote special study to the column by Representative Stuyvesant Wainwright which appears on this week' s edi- torial page. In this column arid the one we will carry next week , Mr., Wainwright discusses the danger of atomic \fallout. \ In a letter this week to Cap t . John T. Tuthill , Ad- vance publisher , Mr. Wain- wright said he believes Americans are \ asleep at the switch in regard to this ter- rible danger. \ Only one American in 306 is aware of precautions against \fallout , \ according to Mr. Wainwright , who calls the situation \tragic \ and possibl y \ mor- tally dangerous/' PRIZE WINNERS M%XS£S costume ball in Setauket Thursday nigh t were , left to right. Lafaye Whitsit of Stony Brook , Marco Smith of Setauket, tercentenary commit- tee chairman, and Mr. and Mrs . Pierrepont E. Twitchell of Setauket . —Photo bv Glen K. Pa rker Area Schools Alerted: The first Salk polio vaccine immunization shots in area schools this year are scheduled for Tuesday, according to the , office of Dr. Phili p J. Rafle , county health commissioner. Individual grades will be immunized in the order selected by each school. Although the needed vaccine has not been received as yet it is expected in time for Tuesday ' s deadline. Local schools have al- ready worked out their routines and should be ready to g ive the shots \ at minutes notice , \ ac- cording to the county commission- er ' s ottice. The shots will be given Tues- day through Friday, with remain- ing .students taken care of the following Monday. It is estimat- ed that about five students per minute can be immunized once the routine is in full swing. Letters to all parents whose children pioneered in the 1954 po- lio vaccine fiel d trial we re placed in the mails beginning April 18 , Dr. Rafle said. Parents were told whethe r their children received Salk vaccine or the Placebo Con- trol solution. In addition , iJ r. Rafle stated , lists o{ those who received Salk vaccine were fo r- warded to local school authori- ties so that these children may be included in the final clinic for a single booster inoculation at this time. The interval between injections will be four weeks. A clinic admission certificate accom- panied each parental lette r and is to be returned to the school. The allocation of Salk vaccine to the county will be based upon the actual number of parental consents received by the deadline , which was yesterday. New York state \ will purchase commercial vaccine to provide the single boos- ter inoculation for the pioneers who partici pated last year , ftvhile Continued on page 7 , this section Polio Shots Scheduled To Begin on Tuesday Tercentenary Is Launched As Ike Sends Telegram SETAUKET—The years rolled back here last Thursday night when the Setauket-Brookhaven tercentenary celebrati on was launched with a town meeting in costume and a dance at the Se- tauket school. A telegram from President Eisenhower in honor of the occasion made the evening even more memorable. The telegram said , \My greet- ings go to all who join in the observance of . the Setauket- Brookhaven tercentenary. Such -an anniversary should bring to ivjind the progress America has made in the time between the days of colonial settlement and those of atomic research. 1 hope you will have a most successful celebration. \ The message was read by tercentenary chairman Marco Smith of Setauket jn cos- tume and wig. The Town trustees appeared in costumes of 1G65 . Introduced by Captain Robert P. Wells of Port Jefferson , president , ware Stuart Gracey of Mt. Sinai , Alexander Pfeifle of Patchogue , Charles Do- miny of Bellport and , Floyd W. Mott of Eastport , dressed as Puri- tans . Captain Wells , Andrew A. E. Huskisson of Port Jefferson , Ros - coe L. Conklin of Lake Ronkon- koma and Tow n Clerk Percy B. Raynor of East Moriches were attired as gentry representatives. Town Supervisor Philipp A. Hattemer and the Town board wore costumes of 1886, the date of the board' s actual founding. Mr . Raynor wrote the minutes of the meeting with an enormous quill on a table lit by two an- cient \betty lamps . \ Features of the evening ware a report by Dr . Robert Cushman Murphy on the Island' s settle- ment and a play, \Prologue , 1655 . \ by Town Historian Os- bom Shaw of Bell port. Dr. Murphy said most Island Continued on page 7 , this section District 5 Vote Today jOn Merger LAKE RONKONKOMA I —With a warning from { District School Superinten- j dent Walter M . Ormsb y I that \ to vote down cen- tralization would be to throw i;tvay over ;i million dollars , \ School District • \ > taxpayers will vote at the Lake Uor.konkoma school here today on whether the consolidated district should be centralized. Should centraliza- tion pass , a board for the district v. ill be elected tonight. Mr . Ormsby ' s statement came at an informational meeting run here by the district ' s Citizens Advisory committee Monday night. He told approximatel y 10!) who at- tended from the three areas— Hollnook , Holts ville-Farm ingville and Lake Ronkonkoma—which make up the district that over $1 , 000 , 000 is available for the district in state building grants and another $06 , 000 to $82 , 000 annually ifV operating aid , should centralization be approved. Walt- er Dunham , acting supervising principal for the district , school board members and other school officials attended the meeting to :. nswer questions on the issue. Candidates who expect to run for the board , should centralization nass. were introduced. Those at the meeting were told by Mr. Dunham that the district has advertised for 20 outside classroom spaces in an attempt to cope with school overcrowd- ing caused b y the recent rapid growth in population. The centralization vote today- is the result of several years of intermittent pjann ing in the area , which finally came to a head last November 17 , when the three school boards unanimously re- quested Mr. Ormsby to issue an order for consolidation . This or- der became effective February 21. The state commissioner of edu- cation issued an order laying- out the district for centralization March 22 and petitions asking for a vote on centralization -were fo rwarded to the state March 28. The order for a vote came down Continued on page 7 , this section Police Raid Closes Gordon Hei g hts Still GORDON HEIGHTS — A Grey avenue still here was put out of business Saturday- night when ' a raiding party- made up of Brookhaven Town police and U. S . Treasury- agents raided the illegal op- eration and destroyed both mash and equipment . Calvin L. Crummedy, 75, who .was nabbed on the prem- ises , was arrested and re- manded to Federal court for arraignment after being held overnight by Town police. The still was raided after it had been under police sur- veillance for two weeks. Two Treasury men were in the raiding party which also included Lieutenant A rthur E. Waldron , Sergeant Charles J; Leyes , Detective Joseph Town - send and Patrolman Roy Plume. Survey Proposes Libra ry Expansion On Its Present Site The results of an independent surv ey taken by a New York architects ' firm on an expansion program for the Patch ogxie library were reported to the library board Tuesday night. The firm had been hired following School district voters ' rejection of a pro- posal to buy a site for a new library last year. The survey includes an appraisal of the present library plant and contents , as well as a proposed expansion pro- gram. At the Tuesday meeting, Wil- liam Heidtmann of the firm of Gibbons and Heidtmann present- ed the report. Besides the library board , PTA Council President Mrs . Joseph Libin , Patchogue Chamber of Commerce President John Astor and Board of Edu- cation President Dr . Jacob Dra- nitzke were present at the meet- ' ing. After a detailed analysis of present and future population trends , the report concludes that the present library site is \in the best possible general Joca- tion , being near the cen t er of the main business district and near the . -enter of (preeent) population. This condition is like- ly to prevail for 5 to 15 years. \ The report continues , \But when the population of the school district has increased by perhaps 50 per cent , it is likely that a new shopping cente r will have developed , possibly at Medford avenue and Snnrise highway. At that time , better library service will be provided by a branch in the new shopping area than by further expansion of the library at the present site. \ The survey , recommend- that the library remain on its -pres- ent site , and tha t when it ia warranted , \ one or more branch libraries be provided , and that such branches be serviced front the main library on the present site. \ Regarding plans for expansion in size, the survey recommends that the library provide for a capacity of 50 , 000 books. Based on the premise that two books per capita is a minimum stand- ard for a library, and two and a half is the recommended stand- , ard , the survey sti pulates that for the yea r 1 955 the library should have a minimum of 35, - 000 books. It now has 22 , 000. By Continued on page 6 , this section Village ' s Tax Rate Is Raised by $.46 1st Hike in 4 Years: \With due regard to the fact that the taxpayers ' pockets have bottoms , \ as Mayor George E. Lechtrecker put it , the Patchogue Village board Monday night raised the village tax rate for the first time in four years. The tax rate will jump from last year ' s $2.30 per $100 of assessed valuation to S2.76. The •? rise in rate was attributed by- Mayor Lechtrecker to a smaller surplus at the c!ost> of the village fiscal year , owing to hui-ricane damage , and a small increase in assessed valuation during the year. The village wound up with a surplus of $6 , 000. The sewer district rate remains at $.70. This year ' s fi gure is based on total assessed valuation of S9 , - 643 , 060 for Patchogu e , compared to last year ' s $9 , 573, 361 total. The 1952 rate was $2.45 , drop- ping to $2.35 in 1953 and $2.30 in 1954. Total expenditures for the up- coming village year are expected to total $403 , 976.82 , according to the budget approved Monday night. Last year ' s total was S340.795.74. Of this figure , $268 , - 262.06 is to be raised by taxation. Other receipts the village ex- pects, from such items as tax in- terest and penalties , state assis- tance , licenses , fines , permits , parking meters , swimming pool , garbage collection and other us- ual sources of village income ' , are expected to total $138 , 194.76. Department requests in pre- liminary budgets totalled $55 , 000 higher than the final budget , the board reported , adding that Pat- chogue ' s tax rate is still consid- erably less than many of the 40 comparable districts in Brook - haven town. Speaking on a $4 , 000 capital expenditure provided for work at Continued on page 7 , this section Eight Cousins , Niece Vie for Krabbe Estate $234 , 000 at Stake: RIVERHEAD — Eight cousins are arrayed against a niece as claimants of the $234 , 000 estate left by Hans Christian Krabbe , Yaphank resident who died on June 28 , 1953 , it was disclosed yesterday in Surrogate ' s court here . Surrogate Edgar F. Hazleton , who must judge between the rival claimants , all residents of Krabbe ' s native Denmark , also has under consideration the fur- ther claim of Miss Valborg Sjo- berg of Yaphank. She contends that in return for her services as housekeeper , her wealth y em- ployer agreed to leave her one- half of his estate. However , Krabbe , who was a director of the Peoples National Bank of Patchogue, diet! without leaving a will , thus posing for the courts the knotty ' problem of who shall inherit his sixty-one parcels of real estate valued at $175 , 000 and bank accounts , se- curities and other personal prop- ert y worth about $59 ,000. The rights of the niece , Jo- hannc M . E. Krabbe , were argu- ed before Surrogate Hazleton by Attorneys N . F. Bedford and Theodore Tonnele of 20 Pine street . Manhattan , while anothor New York lawyer , Alfred J. Be- dard . spoke for the eight cousins . Hazleton reserved decision. Counsel for the cousins declar- ed that the 63-year-old niece was born out of wedlock to Krabbe ' s deceased sister . Bertha , and for that reason is not entitled to share in her uncle ' s estate. The niece ' s attorneys replied that un- der Danish law there is no such thing as an illegitimate child . Krabbe. a naturalized citizen who came to this country about 50 years ago , is cred i ted with inventing the phonograph horn. Village Reaches Parking Impasse On Oak Street After two years of negotiation , the Patchogue Village board has reached a temporary impasse on its proposed Oak street munici- pal parking field. Last week the board had de- ferred action on bids to raze buildings on the Oak street land , owned by the Roe estate , and other buildings on the property behind the Schmidt building be- tween East Main street and Ter- ry street pending a report from Trustee Robinson Roe on his father ' s intentions regarding a lease with the village on the property. Trustee Roe reported Monday that he had a conversation with his father , Col. George Roe , on the subject , and that, the lease , as it stood , was \ unacceptable. \ The trustee declared that his father felt \ an awfully attrac- tive offer \ would be necessary to make the lease fair, since the property is centrally located , and the lease made no provision for a reimbursement clause for exten- sion of buildings on the property, he said. He asked that the lease be similar to the Schmidt lease , which involves a more attractive lot , with stores making improve - ments in frontages on the field. Trustee Robert T. Waldbauer Continued on page 6 , this section Bayport-Blue Pt. School Trustee Tests Shap e Up Two contests loom in the elec- tion of members to the board of education of Bayport-Blue Point Union Free School district- 5 which will take place at the annual meeting May 3 in the Blue Point school. The district budget will also be considered. The terms of James W ilson Young of Bayport , who joined the board in 1934 and has; been its president for 17 years; *>f Henry Ostermann of Blue Point , who has been a board member for 15 years; and of the board' s vice president , Dr. Frank Snell of Blue Point , expire June 30. They are all candidates for reelection. Dr. Snell , who has been on the board for nine years , is not opposed. Seeking Mr. Young ' s place is Burton Downer of Bayport , pre- sident of Patchogue Nash , Inc. John J. Foley, social studies tea- cher at Bayport High school be- tween 1947 and 1950 , is a candi- date for Mr. Ostermann ' s spot. Mr. Foley, who lives in Blue Point , now represents a school Continued on page 7 , this section Youth , 17 , Faces Negligence Rap In April 3 Crash April has been a bad month for William J. Coffey, 17 , of Long Island City, and it ' s not' getting any better. Coifey was the driver of a car which spilled over in Sound Beach the morning of April 3 , killing one teen-ager and injuring an- other. Two hearings resulting from the accident were held this week and both of them went against the youth. On Friday, a coroner ' s inquest conducted by Dr. P. J. Laviano found evidence of \ culpable cri- minal negligence \ in Coffey ' s handling of the car the night of the accident. The boy was ar- raigned before Justice of the Peace Henry Ostermann , waived examination and was held for , ac- tion bv the grand jury in $1 , 000 bail. The boy and his mother came before Justice of the Peace Ulys- ses Johnson on Tuesday. Coffey pleaded guilty to charges of driv- ing at ni ght with a junior license and driving without insurance and was fined $5 on each count. Mrs. Coffey was charged with knowingly permitting the boy to drive at night. The charge against her was dismissed. , Dayli ght Time Starts In State This Sunday Time will be of the es- sence Sunday—Daylight Sav- ing time that is . It' s manda- tory throughout the state for the first time and will run an extra month . You 'll turn your clocks ahead one hour Sunday or be- fore retiring Saturday night , and keen them that way un- til the last Sunday in Octo- ber. The statewide bill, which was signed by Governor 51ar- riman Friday, will keep all state clocks on an ewn keel and eliminates conflicts with neighboring states . To Give News Items Telephone PAtchogue 3-1000-100 1 For Classified Ads Telephone PAtchogue 3-1000-100 1 Fashion show models have been named for the \Photographic Jamboree \ which will be held at the Patchogue hotel Wednesday at 7:30 p. m. under the sponsor- shi p of Michael' s Camera center. Proceeds from the affair will go to the Brookhaven Memorial Hos- pital fu nd . ihe.se models will show the latest in spring and summer creations by the Helen Ann San- ders Dress shop and Rose jewel- ers against backgrounds provid- ed by the Bee Hive store , Nor- man King & Son , McRae Broth- ers and the Aldfich Electric company. Those attending are u rged to bring their flash cameras and compete for th ree grand prizes , including an 8mm. movie camera kit , a portrait camera kit and a homo developing and print- ing kit , which will be awarded for the best pictures of these models. Free polaroid pictures will be taken of everyone attending who desires them. Everyone will be invited to mak e tape recordings . Top makes of photographic equipment will be on display. Other features of the evening include free door awards and a sound and color film on Africa. Local models who will appear Continued on page 7 , this section Photo Jamboree Next Wednesday Will Aid Hospital \Spring Sale \ with savings up to 50% now going on at The Col- ony Shop. Patchogue. Girls * suits all Half Price—Adv. pTT A'TTON for Representative Stuyvesant Wainwright , left . v»l I r\ 1 lVJl l from the Fire Island Inlet committee is pre- sented to him by Leslie Weiss, chairman of the committee. The resolution on the plaque expresses the committee ' s apprecia- tion for the congressman ' s \diligence and effort\ in aiding the committee and in his successfu l fight to secure Federal fu nds for maintenance of the inlet. At the luncheon meeting Monday at the Patchogue hotel , Mr. Weis» also received a citation for his efforts as committee chairman . (Story P. 4, Sec. IV —Photo by Glen K. Parker Keep all your valuable papers in one accessible , properly safe- guarded place. Safe Deposit Boxes for rent. Th e Patchogue Bank. —Adv. „ IN fT^T I IMF for Town Board meeting at Brookhaven 11 > UUJ 1 UlVljLi Town Tercentenary celebration in Setauket Thursday night are Supervisor Philipp \ A. Hattemer , left , and Highway Superintendent Charles Barraud. The 1886 costumes represent the yea r in which the Town board was founded . —Photo by Glen K. Parker

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