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The Patchogue advance. (Patchogue, N.Y.) 1885-1961, May 05, 1955, Image 1

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Vote on Elementary School For Centereach Due in June Teachers Rap 1 -Room Schools: DR AR T 1SITFRIOR of one - room school- pervise8 lad' s wwk . All 12 of the Eastwood *-' * vriu in i iiiviwiYhouse in Centereach Village classroom s have same splotched un- serves ns background for student ' s art lesson. finished interior. Mrs . Warren Hader . first grade instructo r , su- Advance Photo BY SAM MARKOWITZ CENTEREACH — Energetic Vincent W. Dotter , newl y-appointed supervising principal for the school system here , has set his si ghts on a new elementary school to supplant the 1 2 one-room cottages at E astwood Village which house some 365 children. Mr. Dotter says he hope s to hav e taxpa yers here vote some time in June on the advisability of building a 900- 1 , 000 pup il school , * which , he feels \ will help us to cope with our ever- expanding school popula- tion. \ The 'Centeieach S<-liool board is fully avaiv of the problem and has boon \ most cooperative , \' Mr. Dotter said. Several blueprints showing; vari- ous school designs will be circu- lated anions: parents before the vote is held , Mr. Dotter said this week. The crowded elementary school situation here is getting steadily worse , he said , with an average of 10 new registrations per week during April . New fam- ilies will be pouring in during the Vincent ty\ . Dotter summer , Mr. Dotter believes , and he expects the average number of new ^ registrations to reach at least 25 per week. \There ' s a good possibility the cottages may have to go on split sessions next semester , \ Mr. Dotter said , \ with Continued on page 7 . this section Army Said Planning Nike Site in Town The Army yesterday was reported planning to \ estab- lish a Nike guided missile site in Brookhuven town. The report , attributed to Senator Irving' Ives , went on to state that a meeting would be held in Town . hall , Patchogue , at 3 p. in. today, when Arm y representatives would hear those wanting to express their opinion about the location of the site. However . Supervisor Phil- ipp A. Hattemer s;iid he knew of no such meeting set for today. He did say, howeve r, that Army officials had requested an audience with town officials , on a sub- ject they did not reveal , and that this meeting would bo May 10. No Opposition Seen To Scho ol Bo nd Plans | A/e w District 5: Fears that taxpayers of Centra l School District 5 — which includes the former Lake Ronkonkoma , Holbrook. and Holtsville- Farmingville school districts — might balk at the $4 , 230 , 000 in school construction bond issues which they will vote on May 23 appeared unfounded this week as civic leaders in the various areas either threw their support behind the buildings or reserved decision. It had earlier been feared that the sum , which included bond is- sues representing a rise ove r those voted by the former school boards in the individual districts , mi ght draw taxpayer fire. Voting on the issues will bo preceded by an ' informational meeting May 16 at the Lake Ron- konkoma school. Martin Ragl , president of the Farmingville-Holtsville Civic Tax- payers association , said this week that while he personally is in fa- vor of the projects , his o rgani- zation has had no opportunity to study the issues .thoroughly. \We will take a stand on the vote when all the issues have been clarified , \ Mr. Kagl said. John Pcdisich , chairman of the district ' s Citizens Advisory com- mittee , said this week that while taxpay ers may be \ a little bit stunned\ by the high figure , he is for the bond issues because \ we must consider the matter on the basis of needs of the entire district. When we consider the overall picture , I think we 'll find the central district operating more economically than the individual districts could have , \ Mr. Pedisich concluded. Lowell Weaver , president of the Holbrook Civic association , Inc., said that members of his orga - nization are making a thorough study of the district' s building plans and the group will take a Continued on page 7 , this section Chamber Lists Members Rall y Slate for Tonight An imposing slate of prominent local citizens and entertainment is listed for the Patchogue Cham- ber of Commerce membership rally and fellowshi p night which will be held at the Patchogue ho- tel at 8 p. m. today. The event is being run in conjunction with the chamber ' s membership drive , which has set as its goal the ad- ding of 100 new members to the 250 now listed on chamber rolls. Taking part in a panel discus- sion on community affairs will be Mayor George E. Lechtrecker , Mrs. Clifford N. Wade , president of the Cham ber of Civi c Improve- ment; Mrs. Fanny Goldstein , a member of the Civic Improve- ment group; August II. Reich , chairman of the chamber mem- bershi p drive; Peter V. Snyder , a lawyer; . William O. Grimmer , manage r of the W. T. Grant store , and Philin L* Helbifc, ex- ecutive vice president of The Pat- chogue Bank. Jimmy Roceo ' s dancing group and Diane and Keith Drescher , ac- / cordionists , will provide enter- Continued on page C , this section Town CD Alert Friday Called Good and Bad Brookhaven town ' s daytime Civi l Defense nlert at 3:15 p. m. Friday had good and bad featu res , according to Brookhaven Town Supervisor Philipp A. Hattemer , Town CD head. \We , of course , have no jurisdiction over what time an enemy attack would come , \ Mr. Hattemer said , \but if it should come during the working hours of the day, this alert has definitely proved that we have a great shortage of personnel. \ As an ove rall p icture , according to a CD spokesman , only half of the personnel who would} normally report at night were present for the afternoon alert. This left every arm of Civil Defense shorthanded except for police , public works and utilities person- nel which are normally on duty during the day. Of the three carefully-planned ?, \incidents \ in Brookhaven town , the one in Centereach was hail- ed by CD authorities as the most effective. A large fire was sta rt- ed and extinguished by the Cen- tereach Fire department , assist- ed by Holbrook and Lake Ron- konkoma companies. Casualties and displaced persons were pro- cessed at the firehouse- For its incident , Centereach received from Brookhaven Town Justice Continued on page 6 , this section Town Plants Bay Oysters Shellfish Industry Revival: PT A MTIM/\* TIME for a revitalized planted last week off Bellport are . left to right. I Lii-VIN lilNVl 1 11VIE, shellfish industry in Town Trustee Floyd Mott; Charles Wood , bay \ Great South bay is now , according to the constable ' s first mate; Bay Constable Fred Brookhaven Town trustees . Show n above with A brain s and Tow n Trustee Charles Doniiny. a load of 35 bushels of oysters which were - —Advance Photo Concrete steps toward revital - izing the once-great shellfish in- dustry in bay waters have been taken this spring by the Brook- haven Town trustees. Several days ago , 36 bushels of spawning seed oysters from Nor- walk , Conn., were planted in Bell- port and Moriches bays by Bay Constable Fred A brams under the ¦ supe rvision of Town Trustees ¦ Charles ' Dominy of Bellport and Floyd W. Mott of Eastport. An- ' other 35 bushels had been plant- i ed the week before off Blue Point in beds carefully selected for oy- ster culture. Both oyster \ gardens \ had been chosen after a survey of condi- tions and locations in the bay to find ideal places- for shellfish p lanting, Trustee Mott told The Advance. The seeding operation marks the first planting of oysters in the bay since the opening of Moriches inlet. Previous plantings of oysters were not successful , presumably because of the pollut- Continued on page 6 , this section 2 Hurt as Plane Crashes Near Selden Schoolhouse CRUMPLED WRECK 4U S&S yesterday afternoon near Selden school shows impact of crash in which: Pilot Joseph Laurie of Long Beach and his ^ passenger , Gabriel M. Lucas , Jr., of Selden , were severel y injured. Both men were rushed to Mather Memorial hospital. Brookhaven Town Patrolman John ' McVicker surveys the wreckage. , —Jay Photos , . { - * ?5«i&A*-n- ' « ' \ ' **>- - '--—.- .— —~ - — ¦• --- , - \- - SELDEN—An atrial joy ride turned to near traged y for two men here yes- terday afternoon as their PT-23 former A rmy training p lane crashed immediately after takeoff back of the Selden school yard . The two—Pilot Joseph Laurie of Long Beach , a Pepsi Cola employe , and Gabriel M. Lucas , Jr., of New Lane , the passenger — were cut from the twisted wreckage and rushed to Mather Memorial hosp ital in Port J effe rson in the Sel- den Fire department ambulance. A check at the hosp ital last night revealed that both men were in \ poor \' condition. Mr. Laurie ' s injuries were listed as compound fractures of both legs and contusions and abrasions of the face. Mr. Lucas had suffered lacerations and contusions of the face. Both were being exam- ined for possible internal in- juries. Xo immediate reason for the trash could be given. Witnesses said the p lane had just taken off from a field owned by Clarence Hough , who recently sold t*ic plane to Earl E. Arcndcl of Mineola , of the Pepsi-Cola com- pany. The plane made a left bank off the runway and reache d 500 or 1500 feet of altitude , ac- cording to onlookers , when it went into a dive and p lowed' into a bunch o f saplings in the field at about A: ' M) p. in. Both wings were shorn off midway, the nose accordioned and the wheels were ripped loose by impact. The p lane rested against the ground at a 45 degree ang le , underside up. Bits of fabric and metal lit- tered the scene. The field where the light craft crashed was form- erly owned by Mr. Hough. Brookhaven Town Police Chief Edward N. Bridge , Sgt. Harold Smith , Sgt. Maurice J. Carroll and Patrolman John McVicker were at the scene , as was the Town rescue wagon. The Rev. D. E. Sarfaty of the Selden Commu- nity church and Father Josep h Pupin co-pastor of St. Mar- garet ' s R. C . church helped comfort the victims until they could be freed and hospitalized. Dr. Julius II. Riegelhaupt treated the men at the scene. Mr. Lucas is proprietor of the Lucas Drug an d Gift shop. here. Mr . Laurie had stopped off in Selden to settle final details of the plane ' s transfe r , according to Mr. Hough. Close Ridge Vote Again Says 'No ' To New Firehall RIDGE—For the second time in a month , voters here have turned d o w n a proposition to build a new firehouse. In a close vote Thursday, a S-15 , - 000 bond issue to erect a build- ing on land already owned by the district beside th e present firehouse was defeated, 100-93 , with 10 votes void. Nine other ! votes wore challenged on the ] ground that the voters were not listed on tax rolls, [t was the largest vote in Ridge history. The fi rs t vote was 100 no , 72 yes , five void. Mr-s . Grace Peterson was chair- man in charge of the voting. The inspectors \ were Mrs. Dorothy Ashfield , Mrs. KV.therine Hicks and Mrs . Helen Phoiffer. Frederick C. Schaaf , a fire com- missioner , expressed the depart- ment' s disappointment in a state- ment to The Advance Tuesday. \We ' re going to keep trying, \ he said. \A new firehouse is des- perately needed. Our old firehouse is so narrow that we invariably damage some of our equipment when wc head for a fire. \ Officials had estimated that the present fire district tax of 57 cents per $100 assessed valuation would have been raised 30 cents , based on the present tax rolls , had the bond issue been approved. Unusual Is Order of Day ; Small Vote , Outbursts Mark Tuesday Ballot Board and budget votes were held Tuesday ni ght in the area ' s seven union free school districts , five com- mon school districts and ene centralized district. Meetings ranged from orderly to noisy, with several biza rre events up- setting the visual routine. All budgets , including some re- cord figures , were approved , with. : one school district . Ridge , man- aging to cut its tax rate. Board contests were decided in seven districts. The weird events included a princi pal' s complaint at a school meeting that his salary had been cut; a charge in one school meet- ing that information meetings had not been sufficiently publicized, I and one board election which end- ed with none of the candidates drawing a majority of the votes cast , necessitating another elec- tion Tuesday. Despite the import of these meetings and the large sums which were to be spent , taxpayer- indifference manifested itself in meager turnouts in many dis- tricts , despite the good weather. 1 A summary of proceedings in the union free school districts follows : Bayport-Blue Point ! i ;•;¦ •; The. .. inctimbeht. members of the* Bayport-Blue ' , Poiht Board of Ed- ucation whose terms expire thta June were all reelected Tuesday . night in an overflow meeting in the Blue Point school . I James Wilson Young, president of the board for the past 17 yea rs , v was reelected by a vote of 340 to 70 cast for Burton Downer. Henry F. Ostermann , for 15 years a member of the board , first of Blue Point , then of the combined district , was reelected by 270 votes. His opponent , John Foley of Blue Point , received 144 votes. Dr. F ran k Snell , who is finishing three terms on the board , was reelected by 412 votes , without opposition. The meeting, which began promptl y at 8:30 , was somewhat noisy at times and required the firm, hand of the chairman , Lloyd P. Dodge , to keep it functioning- . Most of the difficulty was caused by a resolution introduced by Lo- j-in Price of Bayport , who com- plained in a long written state- ment that the two information meetings for taxpayers had not been sufficiently publicized. Hi* resolution called for insertion in The Patchogue Advance and the Suffolk County News , two times within a three-wee k interval be- fo re any meeting of the qualified voters of the district , of a 7-inch , Ixild face public notice of the meeting. This resolution was put to a, voice vote , which the chairman declared inconclusive. A standing vote also proved unsatisfactory to both chairman and voters , and the resolution was finally includ- ed in the formal vote , where it was defeated , 231 to 207. The budget as presented by the board was for a total of $650 , - 670 , with $37 1 , 176 to be raised bv taxation. These figures includ- ed $6 , 000 for support of the dis- trict' s library, located in Blue Continued on pag* 5 , this section Voters Decide Board Contests In Seven Areas Salk Shots Here To Beg in May 16 If Serum Arrives Officials at the office of Dr. Philip J . Rafle , Suffolk Count y Health commissioner , are keep- ing their fingers crossed in the hope that polio vaccine will be available in time for the week of May 16 , which has been newly designated for the start of im- munization shots in area schools . As far as they know , officials said , parents have not been with- drawing consent for the shots as a result of the recent scare re- sulting from polio ' cases after shots in other sections of the country. As the situation stands now , some 30 , 000 Suffolk public school children , ages 6 to 9 _ , will be eligible for the inoculations. Grades will be immunized in the order selected by individual schools , officials said. To Give News Items Telep hone PArchogue 3-1000-1001 For Classified Ads Telephone PAtchogue 3-1000-1001 Patchogue Votes j Down Medford j School Site Sale! Finger , Carroll , Krakaur Named to School Board ; Voters Approve Budget Patchogue-Med ford School dis- trict voters cast a thumbs-down vot<- on sale of the Medford Vil- lage schoolhouse site Tuesday nijrht by a resounding 83-45 bal- lot. Consideied out- of the minor issues of the annual school meet- ing, the vote was the onl y surprise in an otherwise calm meeting. Vot»-il in at the Tuesday night Patchogue High school auditorium inci ting were William J. Carroll , Eugene K. Krakaur and Clinton D. .Finger as members of the Board of Education , and Dr. Jo- seph Lifschitz and William S. Hart as Patchogue Library trus- tees. District voters approved , in addition , the proposed $1 , 175,717 budget for 1055-50. The Medford school site sale was given the voters ' nay for several reasons , according to Pat- chogue School Superintendent Paul A. Bassett. Firs t , the senti- mental value of the old school was a consideration mentioned , he said. Some voters felt that the site mi ght be usable at a future date for a branch of the Patch - ogue libra ry, which expects to expand in the Medford area eventually. Others ' felt that the site might well be utilized as a youth center sometime. Summar- izing the voting on the school , Mr. Bassett declared , \That ' s the prerogative of the voters. \ The board was given \discre- tionary power \ to tear down the schoolhouse building if it should feel that such a move is necessary, in a separate 45-22 vote. Under the law , sale of a district-owned site must be approved by voters , but no mention is made of action which must be taken on buildings . The board members were elect- ed without substantial opposition. Mr. Carroll received 110 votes , with two write-in ballots cast for Arthur Zeidler of Medford. Mr. Krakaur got 112 votes , with one write-in . apiece for Mr. Zeidler , Arthur Kottman and Mrs . Edward Klane. Mr. Finger received 112 votes with one write-in ballot for Edward Wayne. Library trustees saw no oppo- sition. Dr. Lifschitz received 83 votes and Mr. Hart , 81. The budget , $332,845 higher Continued on page 7 , this aection Record-High Budgets Passe d During Area School Meetings Obtain a friendly F- B. A. Loan from tin (or needed p«lnt or repair jobs on jwir home . The Pntcho^u* Bank. —Adr.

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