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The Patchogue advance. (Patchogue, N.Y.) 1885-1961, July 30, 1959, Image 1

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Patchogue Ups Speed Limit To 30 MPH The village of Patchogue speed limit was raised from 25 to 30 miles per hour by the village board Monday ni g ht and an ordi- nance was passed officially separ- ating- main arteries from those on which drivers must lawfully yield right of way. Mayor George E. Lechtreckev said the \Yield\ signs would leave no doubt about a driver ' s obliga- tion to give way to cars on main arteries although the driver may be strictly obeying traffic signs on the minor thoroughfares. The board also repealed an or- dinance limiting gasoline adver- tising si gns to 144 square inches , although it remains for the Brook- haven Town board to make the major decision on recent requests for repeal of this sign limit by Hrooknaven garagemen. \Yield Rig ht of Way '' signs will he p laced for drivers entering the main arteries of Cedar , Jen- nings , Railroad , and River avenues anu East Second , Oak and Park streets , according to tlie new or- Qinance. There was no opposition at the meeting to the signs or increased vmage spesd limit. A third coordinated step in vil- lage traihe ordinances passed iuonday was to approve stop signs at intersections of side streets with the following main thorough- fares: Bailey, isay, Cedar , Cen- tral , Jaynj , Jennings , Mapie , Med- io, d , North and South Ocea n , Park , Railroad , Riuer , Waverly, anu W est avenues; and Division , .Laurel , bniuii , W eeks and West uiuiu streets. .sviso passed was an ordinance denning \ r uu Stop, ' \Stop \ and \1 it'll) Right ol Vv uy. '' ' the latter requires taut cars on side stieets give way to main artery traffic and lo stop if necessary lor safety tuougti no stop sign mig ht be there. in other board action , a low biu oi $ JWJ w;u accepted lioin tne St. James JMeetrical Service , In- corporated , oi St. James , lor supplying una installing a warn- ing siicii at the village lire de- partments Van Guard ilose com- pany Headquarters on Park street . A lette r to all gasoline station operators in the village , citing numeious complaints of \ poor housekeep ing on tneir part re- ceived o .v uie ponce and uueetmg mat a general ciean-up oi oil end- ing gauges oe niamouiied , was approved. Tile sight ol j unketl autonioones and cars awaiting in- surance adjustments was a source oi many complaints , tlie board was told Dy fire inspector Charles .uuiici'iy. A iciler to tlie iirookhavea Town board , requesting it take steps to Lieail Up LWU LUIL ' U Oasnis ui toe end oi ( .cdai avenue wiucu nave been ciugjjeu oy seaweeu and sanu , was aaiiouncea oy Vil- lage uicrlt aaivuioie J. ltomeo. lie said me leucr was auuresseu to inu town board since tne situa- tion mm aiis. n utter construction oi the oantispu oeacli . iiecoiiniieij uaiioii oi an ordi- nance camping down on \doing Uui oi liusmess \ sales by linns wiucli continue tin s lorm oi ad- vertising lor long periods was as- signed to committee consideration. Dod ge to A ppear Before Grand Jury IUVEKHEAD — County Judge Lloyd P. Dodge of Blue J' oint is scheduled to be among the witnesses called before the \Scandals \ Grand jury this morning. The panel is expected to continue its probe of Brookhaven governmental matters , in particular , zoning. Although Special Prosecu- tor Kdvvyn Siloeriing refused to comment on Judge Dodge ' s appearance , it was learned the judge was subpoenaed earlier this week to appear this morn- ing. Several other witnesses have been ordered to appear , it was learned. 'Miss Song of Norway ' Kadio Star Hetty Reilly, left , crowns Carole Dapp of Ocean- side \Miss Song of Norway \ at Jones Beach .Marine Theatre. Miss I>app, 1.9-year-old Adelphi college student , won two-week , all- expense , round trip flight via SAS to Norway and a stay at 'world- famous Bristol Hotel there as guest of Leonard Kuskin , pro- ducer of spectacular production of \Song of Norway \ at Jones Beach Marine Theatre. Miss Dapp was recently a runner-up for Miss Long Island Poultry crown in competition at Long Inland Broiler barbecue in Lake Grove. Grand Jury Indicts 6 In Alleged Bookie Ring One Other Cleared: RIVfcRflKAD — The Grand jury Tuesday night indicted six people on buukmakiiig and conspiracy charges , including Wallace Brown , 40 , of Route 112 , Coram , who has been convicted ol ' tj ookinaking six times. Namea in the indictment , charging seven counts of liookmaking, and one oi ' conspiracy, were ^ Brown; .Miss Gladys Zimluighaus , ¦11 , also of Route 112 , Coram; Krnest Sloll , 51 , who operates the Locust Hotel in Port Jefferson; Rudolp h !• ' . r ' crrame , of 8 Seidell court , Seidell , who operates Nan- cy ' s Tavern in Selden; R isseil A. Ziie. se , b'2 , of oli Marshall drive , Selden , a newspaper route man; and Edward C. Waltz , of Heather lane , Miller Place , who operates the Middle Island Tavern , in Cen- lereach. The jury refused to indict Don- ald Jackson of 12:j Division ave- nue , Blue Point , a guard at the Brookhaven National Laboratory. Aiuhorit.es said Jackson was not involved in the bookmaking ring, but was just a casual bettor. All are fre e on bail awaiting trial on the misdemeanor counts. The ring, described as \the big- gest ever uncovered in Suffolk , \ was broken up Jul y 10 , after three months of investigation , including wire tap telep hone conversations. Tlie ring took in about £2, 000 a day in bets , according to a spokes- man for the district attorney ' s ollice. When authorities broke i nto the ring ' s headquarters at Brown ' s home Jul y 1(1 , they confiscated jji T . oiiS in bets , and one month' s records. Tlie operations were cen- tered in the north Brookhaven town area and nearby sections , according to police. Police ol \ Brookhaven town , sheriff' s deputies , and district at- toi ney ijivestigators worked on the case and took part in the arrest. A T IV /irm I QA ^' isH l' \ ra \ ct * Augusta Woodbury of Horsc- J- \Liirl\JO i /r block read , Farmingville , will lie !M years of age Tuesday, ami friends and relatives will mark the occasion with a small parly. A resident of Farmingvillc all of her life , she is living with her niece , Miss Edith Calhoun , and enjoys helping with the dishes , and chatting with neighborhood youngsters who flock to the house. Although her eyesight has failed , she still enjoys a ride in the family car and her niece says she knows c\ery bump and turn in the roads thai were little more than cow paths when \Aunt Gussie \ was young. —Advan ce Photo Patchogue Rotarians Honor Dr. Dranitzke Dr. Jacob Dranitzke was honored yesterday b y the Patchogue Rotary c. ' ub for \ outstanding service in the community and his profes- sion. \ He was presented w.th a p laque by Rob rt H Pelle- treau , at the club' s weekl y meeting held at The Patch- ogue Hotel Unprepared for the honor , which is an annual award given by Rotary . ach year to an unknowing member , Dr. Dranitzke thanked the mem- bers for bestow,ng upon him the honor ol 1 being \Rotarian of the year. \ Dr. Dranitzke lists among his active interests and ac- complishments being head of the medical boards at both Brookhaven Memorial hosp i- tal and Mather Memorial hos- pital; an organizer of the Patchogue Medical Crou p, former m mber of the Patch- ogue Board of Education for 14 years—president the last four years—and a trustee at the Unirm Savings Bank of Pate t'ogue. 8 Indicted on Burg lary Raps B y Grand Jury KIVEKHEAD — Ei ght young men , who according to police pull- ed a series of burglaries in Brook- haven town in a week-long period , were indicted Tuesday ni g ht b y the Grand jury here. Named in tlie indictment were : Ralph J. Antino , 21 , of 21 Horse- block road , Farmingville , who has two previous felony convictions , and is allegedly the gang leader; Donald J. DeConza , 18 , of Coates avenue , llolbrook; Louis Gianga- spro , 17 , of Cedar street , Lake Konkonkoma; George Nicoletti , 18 , of 14 .Market street , Centereach; Julio Torchia , 18 , of Manhattan; Frank Fiorvante , lfi , of 41!) Canaan avenue , Farmingville; Alcide LeBlane, 22, and Ronald Shantl , 22 , both of Middle Island road , Medford. Both Shand and LeBlane were convicted last year of help ing a prisoner who had escaped from the county farm at Yaphank. Antino , LeBlane , and Shand are in jail. The others are free on bail awaiting trial. According to police , Antino , DeConza , Giangaspro , Nicoletti , and Torchia , pulled an armed rob- bery July 1 , getting $119 fro m the Patchogue Beer Distributo rs . They are all charged with rob- bery, grand larceny, and assault. Antino , DeConza , Fiorvante , Le- Blane , and Shand , all arrested a day later , are charged with pos- session of burg lars tools , and a gun charge. DeConza , LeBlane , Nicoletti , and Shand , broke into the National Biscuit Company offices in Patchogue June , ')0 , tak- ing two computing machines , po- lice said. And finally, according to authorities , Fiorvante , A n t i n o , DeConza , Nicoletti, and Le Blanc , stole six outboard motors from boats docked at Brown ' s river in Bayport June 30. $50 , 000-Plus Damages: SURVEYING RUIN S of 1US5 church wing lire in Sayville earl y Tuesday morning are two local girts. Sayville and Bay. port Fire departments fought blaze 'two hours. Church was relatively undamaged , but Sunday school and meeting rooms in wing were charred shells. By TONY SCHAEFFEB. SA YVILLE — A fire believed to have started in the kitchen of an auxiliary wing late Monday nigh t or early Tuesday morning gutted the meeting hall and two Sun- day school rooms of St. Ann ' s Ep iscopal c hurch on Middle road here. One result of the heartbreaking* ———————— blaze was the offer of help to St Ann ' s parishioners by religious and civic groups of the town and neighboring communities. Calls came in from St. John ' s Lutheran church of Sayville, the Sayville Republican club , and the Bayport Methodist church. Firemen returning from a small counter lire at the White Grill on West Main street , Sayville , at approximately 2:15 a. m. Tuesday received the report of the blaze from a motorist who saw flames as he passed the church. The Bay- poi t Fire department, was called in and the West Sayville Fire de- partment was put on stand-by alert. Ladder , rescue , and light trucks and five pumpers arrived within minutes to begin the two-hour light . The lire resulted in damages unofficially estimated to be well above $50 , 000. The brick churc h itself suffered only some smoke damage. The church' s pastor for DG years , the Rev. Joseph Bond , has been on a vacation tour of Ger- many, Austria , and Switzerland since July <J. He is not scheduled Continued on page 6 , this section Fire Guts Sayville Church' s Sunday School , Meeting Hall Ex-Fire Chief Credited With L ife-Savin g Actio n CORAM — The chance sighting of smoke coming from the eaves of a Route 25 home Sunday morning, by former Middle Island Fire Department Chief Robert W. Buddy, saved the . '{fi-year old resident of the house from what probabl y would have been death by suffoca- tion. Mr. Bodily sighted the smoke i> from the one-story frame house | of Donald Mailer , an emp loye of a Port Jefferson lace mill who ' lives alone , as he was driving to work at 7 a. m. Sunday. ! Upon investigation, Mr . Boddy found the house filled with smoke. He removed a screen from a aide bedroom window and found Mr. Mailer overcome by the smoke. ' Mr. Boddy carried the immobile form to the window and passed it out to Mr. Mailer ' s neighbor , Thomas Johnson , S r., who had also seen the smoke and followed Mr. Boddy. During the rescue , Mr. John- son ' s son , Thomas , J r., called the Coram Fire department. Three de- i partment trucks arrived within eight minutes to quell the flames , which were believed to have been started by a lighted ci garet burn- ing a stuffed chair in the Mailer living room. Mr. Boddy administered oxygen to Mr. Mailer f rom the Coram department' s inhalator , and finish- ed reviving him in approximately five minutes. The former chief has been president of the Middle Is- land Ambulance company since l!)55 and is expert with the life- saving equi pment. No serious damage to the house resulted. It suffered a burned liv- Continued on page I), this section Patchogue H otel Proposed As Suffolk College Building Location , Ease Of Conversion Cited by Cermak The Patchogue Hotel was proposed as a home for Suffolk' s first community college Monday even as the Suffolk. County Taxpayers association served notice on the Board of Supervisors that it will \fi ght to a fin- ish\ the county ' s projected venture into the field of higher education. Characterizing tne joint state- county two-year college program as a \tax-eating colossus , \ Asso- ciation President William R. Don- aldson of Fort Salonga said fed- eral student loans , coup led with tne expansion of private colleges into Suitolk and the new state uni- versity at. Stony Brook , have \ closed the gap tnat existed when tne community colleges law was enacted 10 years ago. \ The possible utilization of the 51-room Patchogue Hotel as a higher education ce nter was pro- posed to the board by County Co- ordinator Joseph VV. Cermak. Two weeks ago , the supervisors asked Mr. CermaK to look into a $275 , 000 sale offer submitted by Patchogue realtor Teddy Blau in behalf of the owners of the hostelry. On Monday, the coordinator sug- gested the Hotel might be readily converted for use as a community college. \It is available and it is ci ntrully located , accessible by both highway and railroad , \ he said. \The county would do well to consider it as a possible site . \ Mr . Cermak said tne three-story brick structure will be inspected by Dr. Lawrence L. Jarvie , state university dean of community col- leges , who conferred Friday at Sayville with members of the county board and of the Suffolk Temporary Commission on Higher Education. The opposition of the taxpayer group to \ any kind of county col- lege if any part of construction or running costs is to be met by taxation of any sort levied on Suf- folk residents \ was set forth in a memorandum filed with the board b y Mr. Donaldson and the associa- tion ' s executive secretary, Her- bert Bellringer of Westhampton Beach. This stated in part: \No need exists or essential in- terest will be served to saddle our residents with this expense. Al- ready, through federa l and state tuxes , our people are contributing all they should be made or asked to pay toward education on the college level. The federa l and slate governments are going all out to hel p deserving youths to se- cure college education: Direct grants and loans to institutions of higher learning, direct scholar- ships , grants and insured loans to students. The federal student loan piogram , which requires no inter- est or payments until after grad- uation and offers 50 per cent for- giveness if the graduate goes into teaching in public schools , opens the door to college training to any ambitious and qualified young person needing and deserving fi- nancia l assistance. \ The association also asserted: \A county college as proposed would be swamped with students , not only from Suffolk but from, elsewhere in the state. They would run around in their own autos at high expense and stiff insurance , undoubtedly paying for this with their own money, yet expecting and demanding that our taxpayers stake them to ;i college education. \ Mr . Donaldson , who pridefully Continued on page 6. this section $10 , 000 Donation 'Kicks Off BMH | Wing Fund Drive Brookhaven .Memorial hospital' s campaign for find* to meet, tlie cost, of tin ' planned i. 'i hcd addition lias received n generous send-off with a donation of $1(1 . (1(10 from Norman W. Roe of Fast Patch- ogue. In announcing the gift. Clinton I* . Finger , president, of the hospi- tal' s board of directors , paid tribute to the generosity of Mr. Hoe at this time and for bis many past donations ' o the hospital. Mr. Hoe , who is an honorary member of the board of directors , attended a recent meeting to pre- sent, the gift. He said , be honed that other citizens would follow suit, with donations to help the hospital' . .* expansion program get underway as soon as possible. T li i' board of directors is organizing the campaign to raise W00 . 0U0 and experts to have $100 , - (KKl in cash by December 15. With the support of other substantial citizens this goal can be met, Mr. Finger said. He appointed a fund raising committee headed b y H. Ainn Ztvissler of Patchogue. The Paper Peop le Trust Readable Reliable Realistic For Classified Ads Telephone GRover 5-1000-100 1 Smith' s Pt. Span Bring s 70 , 000 To County Beach RIVERUEAD — Despite a pro- longed period of weather composed of cloud , log and rain , Suitolk county ' s new ocean-front beach at Smith ' s Point has been visited by an estimate d 70 , 000 persons since it opened three weeks ago. Figures released by tne Suf- folk County Department of Public Works , under wnose jurisdiction tne park and Smitn ' s Point bridge tall , snow a total of io , s:»0 cars passed over the bridge , and bridge revenues reached almost $13 , uuU for tlie three-week period. Sunday ol this week , the heaviest day yet , snowed a tota l of 2 , 21;) cars counted. A department spokesman stated that work on the large permanent parking field was progressing as rapidly as possible , despite the continued strikes and poor weather. The beach is now served with a tempora ry parking area lor (iUO cars. When completed , parking facilities ror :s , uuu cars wilt he avunaule to tne puulic , as well as a permanent pavilion com- prised ol a restaurant and snack Oar , showers , locKer rooms and lest rooms. Raised From Bhdlet : l$y Roller! H. Martin Hi p Hip Philli ps , just like many other residents of .South Counti y Shores , Kast, Patchogue , enjoys a cigarette now and then. He doesn ' t smoke it , of course . lie eats it , for Hip Rip ' s u bird who prefers eating to smoking ' most any day. Hi p Hip lines file roo d at ltid .Southern boulevanl , and 1 cciusi lie s a rather good-natuied c rac- kie , he permit., Mr. and .Mis. Franklin J. Ph.Ib ps and their four eats to live wit h him there . This stale of affairs bad its onset May !t . when two of the Phillips ' cut * . Iloney b ¦ar anil Pow - der Puff heaid liluejays having a bail over . - \omethiiiif in ihe back- yard. The Phillip s , luckily, were also attracted h y (lie hubbub and spotted llole vlie .ii bllgi ' ini .; its feline eye.; out at a bundle of quills that bad been fli pped out ol ils lies! b y the joys. That , was Hip Hip. Mi. and Mrs. Ph i llips <|iiiel;ly rustled up a -t laN 1 . berry eaitoii , lined ii with i'l. -iss and put liie little critter into it. Hut what to do with the bird now teas a problem. The jays wi re still at the nest. So the next, best, thing was. to keep it. Heine; interested in wildlife as it was , they 'd kept, various articles they 'd found in magazines con- cerning the raising of birdlets. \We knew that the first, rule teas to icfraiii from giving a baby bird water or mi. 'k irum a medi- cine dropper , \ the Phillips said, \lips provided through tae itr- I 'V. A . NK P HILLIPS AMI I' HII . M I , . . How to <n:t a-IIcud tides and the National Audubon society claim that birdlets don ' t need any liquid and , if given forcibly, it, may kill them. Water should be offered to them only when they ' re old enough to perch , and then it. should he in a . - .hallow dish. \ Feeding Hirdlcts As for leeding the bab y bird , the Pnillips 11. i (I save,| j, recipe mini one of the articles' . \Hard iioLid egg yoik , eipi. ' il p ortion ol i read ciuinns, mid; , make pa. -!,c and Iced every hull hour as . OIIK as bun is awake. 1 ' asie shoud ii\ loued nil *) shape ut small woi m. I ne Pluoips said they us, d a j -crapcl i int. spoon in tin. iet duie. I tl.llgs evidently went ivell, , ' ;e- eause j iiji Hip - aiicnd;, jiiown to ,t strapping 1- Kit ties ill length , ami lias taken over comp let • con- trol ol f .iie i'/iniips ' domain . . . at least the Pliil.ips and then IOUI cats n't loin Hunk lie has. lie s crazy about the cats , but they don t exactly know how lo pin. up Willi his antics . His iavor- i . e sport I. - , to peek at tncir tails and iry to line on their hacks. In. y poke at. him every so olleli , but lix- Phillip- - haven ' t as yet . ¦cell tliem Ullllllllli I their el. 'lWs. Hip Hip who goi hi. - , name I loin his -laeeaiti \ nip hip ' vo- cabulary eats dog lood , putted wheal and Japanese beetles I rom the rose busJies. He ' s not lit nil averse to pecking, the ice cubes in a cocktail g lass , but the liquid' s taboo as far as he s concerned. A pack of cigarettes cairied ill a shin pocket all' ords him immeas- urable delight. He loves to swoop in like a dive bomber and pick out. a cigarette . He prefers those Continued on page U , this sec tion Crackle Rules Roosf in EP Approve Budget For Ridge Cent. School District KIDGE—Taxpayers of the Ridge Centra! School district , officially known as Middlv Island Central School District 12 , approved their first budget , a $933 , 445 proposal , b y a 102-10 margin , Tuesday. The voters also approved a proposal to transfer funds from the old consolidated district to the cen- tral district by a . '18-5 vote , in a preliminary ballot . This district , which was formed a month ago , had voters from the former Ridge , Cora m , West Vap- bai k , Yaphank , Kast Middle Is- land and West Middle Island par- tici pating in the balloting. The first bud get for the new district will mean a tax rate of about $( ' i.40 for $100 of assessed valuation. The $!i:i;! , M!) budget is higher than tax rales in thrc of the ' <! school distr i cts which were merged and lower than the rate in throe others. Cenfialization Was approved June I ii alter la months' of litiga- tion over a state order merging the siy disl ricts. Since cent raliza- tion is considered a more perma- nent form of merger than consol- idation , the stale offers more fin- ancial aid as inducement 'o cen- tralize. In other business at Tuesday ' s meeting Clement Tunnell was elected Coram library trustee for a live-year term. In Southampton school district voters , who only two weeks ago bud reject d tin- school district ' s annual ' udget , Tuesday passed a $1 . 05, r ) , 27r> budget, that was only &l , 22n lower than the budget they killed. School officials said the new budget would cut only two cents oil' the anticipated ta\ rate AIi aim bile in Sinitht . ow n , the board of education met into the early hours while considering a petition for a third budget vote. The board received a 2, oi;0-nuino petition collected by a citizens group ;m<\ asking for the vote The first proposed budget , :$2 , ' .t77 , - 10H , was defeated in .May In- 'Mi- 440. A reduced bud get of $2 , b'8.V 44.1 was rejected last month , 802- 8.Q7, A.ilvam*t> ndvvrtUinif huitiU desire, (iotxl miT' hnmii : ( .nu builiJ* HB U' H - timjurt mer* chant* combine butlu—Adv»

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