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The Patchogue advance. (Patchogue, N.Y.) 1885-1961, January 07, 1960, Image 1

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Delay Opening Year of State College on Stony Bk. Campus ALBANY—State university and the State Department of Public Work s jointl y announced yesterday that it is necessary to change from September , 196 1 to Sep- tember , 1 962 the scheduled opening of Stony Brook-Setauket permanent campus fov the State University college on Long Island. Dr. Thomas H. Hamilton , president of the university and J. Burch McMorran , state superintendent or pub- lic works , said the decision was made after it became apparent circumstances be- yond the control of the state had combined to raise serious doubt that the ori- g inal opening date could be guaranteed. Althoug h State university is re- luctant to change the opening date at Stony Brook-Setauket , Dr. Hamilton said this had to be done because planning for the educa- tional program and the accommo- dation of students at the new campus must be integrated with a fixed opening date about which there is no uncertainty. He said deferment of the open- ing of the new buildings on the permanent site will hel p assure an orderly transition from the temporary facilities at Planting Fields (Oyster Bay) and will be in the best interests of the 800 students expected to be enrolled in the college at that time. Dr. Hamilton said adjustments will be made , if necessary, to en- able State University College on Long Island to admit as many freshmen students at Planting Fields in the fall of l'JGl as would have been accepted at the new campus. Superintendent McMorran said p lans for the site development and initial buildings required have now been comp leted by the architects (Voorhees, Walker , Smith , Smith and Haines of New York city) and construction bids will be accepted from contractors February 24. Contractors will be required to comp lete their work in June , 1002. The first group of facilities to Continued on page s, tnis section Courts May Be Needed On CD Director Choice Stacey or Dayton? Fred J. Stacey Harry C. Dayton IUVERHEAD — The final ruling on just who is Suffolk county ' s Civil Defense director may rest with the courts. Retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Fred i. Stacey of Southold , CD head for the past year , who was re-appointed to a live-year term December 28 by the outgoing chairman of the Board of Supervisors , Norman E. Klipp,$ was tired Monday by County Ex- ecutive H. Lee Dennison. A resolution approving Denni- son ' s move was adopted by a (5- to-4 vote as the Board of Super- visors followed party lines. The resolution was introduced by Hunt- ington Supervisor Robert J. Flynn , who said he had been advised by County Attorney Henry M. Zaleski that there was no statutory au- thority for the appointment. Zal- eski said the law does not provide for a fixed term. In dismissing Stacey from the $10 , 170-a-year post, the board can- celled Stacey ' s Civil Defense plan adopted by the last Board of Su- pervisors November 30 . That p lan , approved b y the State Civil De- fense commission , recommended .a five-year term for the county CD director. Dennison then appointed retired Army Colonel Harry C. Dayton of Port Jefferson to the job. That appointment was also approved b y a 6-to-4 vote of the Democratic controlled Board of Supervisors. Dennison ' s action drew fire from the four Republican board mem- bers. Babvlon Supervisor Arthur Cromarty, ' Suffolk' s GOP leader , said Stacey ' s defense p lan had been approved by General C. R. Huebner . state Civil Defense di- rector. \Our board acted on the advice of our county attorney, Piersnn Hildreth , \ Cromarty con- tinued. \Col. Stacey is a highl y qualified man and I know from my own ex- perience as CD director for Baby- lon town , that he is doing a bang- up job , \ Cromarty declared. An old foe of previous boards of supervisors , rebel Democrat Oscar J. Bloom , Mt. Sinai attorney, got into the act with a defense of Stacey. \Do not permit politics to enter into Civil Defense , '' he said. \If Col . Stacey i. -> voted out it will be a disservice to the peop le of Suffolk county. \ Shelter Island Supervisor Evans K. Griffing, who also protested Stacey ' s dismissal , said Dayton shouldn 't have been appointed at the top salary without any CD experience. Stacey, himself , maintained he was still the Suffolk Civil Defense director. He declared his term ap- pointment legal , and said he would continue driving his county car to Civil Defense headquarters in Pat- chogue fro m his Southold home. \This came like a bolt out of the blue , \ he stated. \It is too prema- tu re to comment on the possibility of lega l action. \ Dayton also began his term Tuesday, reporting to CD head- quarters in the morning. County Auditor Frederick B. Hose , Jr., who must pay one of the two Civil Defense directors , said he would ask County Attor- ney Henry Zaleski for an opinion on who was the legal CD head. \I will pay whoever he decides is the director , unless I am served by injunctive proceedings , \ Hose declared. Zaleski , who during the meeting said Stacey ' s appointment was without any legal authority, is sure to rule in favor of Dayton. Zaleski Continued on page -1 , this section New Year ' s Day Accidents Take Lives of 2 Men I wo area men died as the result of automobile accidents on New Year ' s day. They were William Lawrence .Malcolm, f>() , of 108 North Ocean avenue , Patchogue, ami Edward J. .McDonald , - <i() , of Pond road , Ronkonkoma , and (Iroonport. .M r. .Malcolm , an assistant recre- ation instructor at (Vntral Isj i p State hospital , was fatall y injured when his car went out of control and smashed into a utility polo on .M. ' .tciol; h i ghway, Blue Point. County police said he was driving oast when the mishap occurred. Mr. Malcolm was taken to lirookhnvcn M e m o r i a 1 hospital with internal injuries and died there at lii. ' iO a. m. His wife , Mil- dred , yesterday was listed in fair condition at the ho spital with mul- tiple injuries. Mr. McDonald, a Long Island Kail Koail engineer, was found Moating face down Friday morn- ing in Goose pond , Southold. A family spokesman said his duty lour had terminated in Gioenpor ' t at about 1 a. m.. and that he was on Ins way home to Lake Ron- konlioma. Police theorize d that Mr. McDonald had apparently taken a wrong turn in Southold and driven down Beachwood lane into the pond. His partiall y submerged car Continued on page A , this section 30 Hagerman Vamps Ambulance Trainees HAGERMAN — Ralp h Sle- phani , Hagerman fire commis- sioner , disclosed at the meet- ing of the Hagerman Civic and Taxpayers association De- cember 28 , that 30 Hagerman firemen have volunteered as trainees for ambulance serv- ice , and the taxpayers of the fire district will be asked to vote on the purchase of an ambulance before June. Announcement was made that the Public Service com- mission had scheduled on its littiO agenda for consideration the request of the association for railroad signal lights at the Champlain avenue and Oi chard road crossing. Mrs. Clare Ryan accepted the hospitality chairmanship, and served holiday refresh- ments donated by herself , Mrs. Jacqueline Dawson, ami Mrs. Muriel Gallagher. Mrs. Gal- lagher presided at the meet- ing. New Seven-Mile Section Of Sunrise Hgwy. Opens The new seven-mile section of the Sunrise Highway extension from Phyllis drive in Patcliogue to Upton boulevard in South Haven was opened to traffic Monday. The work was completed under two contracts at a total cost of slightl y more than $ii , 000 , 000 , according to J. Burch McMorran, State .Superintendent of Public Works. It was supervised by Dis- trict Engineer M. E. Goul. Hendn -kson Brothers , Die, Val- ley Stream , constructed a stretch of approximatel y four and one half miles of the highway from Phyllis drive to Yaphank avenue in Brookhaven for $:5. (127 , 022. Their work included demolition of 2'J buildings between Yaphank avenue and Upton boulevard. Rapone Contracting Corp., of llicksville. under a $2 , 5:J4. 0R:J con- tract , const met ed approximately two and one-half miles between Yaphank avenue and Upton bou- levard. It included a clover-leaf grade separation at Horseblock road. The four-lane east-west con- crete highway i.s divided by a (id-foot center mall and in the future can be widened to three lanes in each direction. Included in the contracts was construction of 12 miles of inter- secting town and country roads. fiontage roads and access ramps , traffic signs and signals and other related facilities. ¦ The new highway—all on new location— relieves east-west traf- , tic on the Montauk highway and in Patcliogue and Heliport ' Sta- t ion. It is a time-saving connec- tion to William Floyd parkway (Upton boulevard ) and the new Smith' s Point bridge recreation area. Silberling Asks Probe Continue 1 More Year RIVERHEAD — Suffolk S pecial Prosecutor Edwyn Silberling this week an- nounced he has requested funds to continue the probe of corruption in Suffolk government for one more year. The investigation is scheduled to end March 31 , but Silberling Monday revealed he has asked the state for another $105 , 000 to con- tinue through March , 1061. Silberling ' s announcement fol- lowed a two-hour meeting with County GOP Leader Arthur M. Cromarty here Monday afternoon. Silberling told newsmen he re- quested continuation of the inves- tigation because it will not be con- cluded by March 31. He revealed that his request carries a stipula- tion that if the investigation is completed in less than one year , the unused funds will be returned. Cromarty, in reply said: \I want the investigation completed to clear away the cloud of suspicion. However , \ he continued , \1 will discuss the entire investigation with the governor and state legis- lators , as well as the state attorney general before deciding whether or not to endorse Silberling ' s re- quest. \ \I will discuss the entire situa- tion fully befo re deciding if the financial outlay would just ify the endorsement , \ Cromarty stated. The meeting came about as a result of Cromarty ' s announce- ment three weeks ago , after he was elected County Republican chairman , that he would meet with Silberling' to discuss the Continued on page A , this section B'haven Town Council Releases A ppointee List I he first organizational meeting of the new Democratic Brookhaven Town council was held at the Town hall Saturday as Supervisor Aug- ust . Stout , Jr., presided. The meet- ing signaled the beginning of Brookhaven town as a first class township and was mainly con- cerned with appointments. As recently announced , Irving Militscher of Centereacli , was of- ficiall y named deputy town clerk and Mrs. Lynn Nichols of Blue Point became the assistant to the supervisor. Also appointed were the new- assessors , whose names were re- ported in The Patcliogue Advance last Thursday—Lorraine Gay of Middle Island , assessor , and hjs deputy assessors , Arnold Fein berg cf Patcliogue; Leon Jendral of Mastic Beach , Richard Foley of Stony Brook; Frederick Lurch of Miller Place and Milton Coleman of Medford. Mr. Gay will receive an annual salary of S.S . O0O and the others $7 , 500. Among the R e p u b 1 i c a n ap- pointees retained b y the Demo- oats are: William Knoell of Pat- cliogue , superintendent of sanita- tion; Justin McCarthy of Baypurt , executive secretary of the Brook- haven Town Industrial and Ad- visory committee; Emil Lange o< Pa tchogue , building inspector and Continued on page 5 , this section Rezoning Will Remain In Political Forefront Town Procedures Probe Set: Rezoning in Brookhaven town, an issue which has served well as material for the \Scandals \ Gra nd jiu y and campaign plank for the Democratic party, will remain in the forefront of local politics , it, was made apparent Tuesday when the Brookhaven Town council appointed I' atchogue Mayor George E. Lechtrecker as temporary town counsel and authorized him to investigate \ zoning procedures \ in the townshi p. The move was expected since last week when the Republican Town hoard deferred action on a proposal which would have re- zoned all C and D property in the town to B residence , raising the minimum building lot sizes from 7a by 100 feet to 100 by 1- \ >0 feet. At that time , Supervisur- F.leet August. Stout , Jr.. announced that the Democratic council would take no action on the mass up- zoiiing until \ improper rezoning of the past \ had been thoroughl y investigated. Mr. Lechtrecker -aid he ex- pected to \ . . . look into all /. oil- ing, both good and bad. \ lie noted that the council can legally repeal past zoning deci. -ions. Diseii. -sed at the mooting was the Brookhaven Town board' s action December ' .!• \ > in rezoning 170 acres on Groat South Beach from F residence to G business. The rezoning was requested by Shirley, I.. I., Inc., which express- ed intentions of buil ding a resort .- ¦tri p along the beach. \What wa- the ni>h?\ asked Mr . Lechtrecker. \Shirley ' s app li- cation should have been In-ld over and considered in routine fashion. Haste is not compatible with good zoning. \ He remarked that the Shirley application had beeji given a rush treatment while other re- zoning petitions , filed earlier- be- fore the town hoard , had been held over for action by the coun- cil. Supervisor Stout pointed out that the town p lanning- board had C KOIKIE E. LicciiTHixKiin To Probe Zoning ad\ised that the Shirley petition be denied on grounds that it was \ premature \ and that there was no acie-s road . The count y owns a lilMl-foot right-of-way along the beach , from the Smith' s Point park to county-owned land around the Moriches inlet. The 1 TO acres of Shirley land lie between the t. . ' . o county sites. The county p lans eventually to build a road along the entire six-mile length of beach. Continued on page 4 , this section Smiles , Posies Order of Day For Town ' s All-Dem Council A horseshoe wreathed in (lowers'? and Democrats wreathed in smiles decorated Town hall on Tuesday as the new all-Democratic Brook- haven Town council met for the first time . The horseshoe , of the type usual- ly found hanging from the necks of winning stake horses , was in- tended as a token of esteem for the new majoiity party. In the dead center of the lavender, red , and yellow blooms was a discreet white card w h i c h said , \Your Friend* from the Town of Brook- haven. \ Though not so gaudy as the flowers , the smiles of the Demo- crats had a celebrative look about, them. There was a mixture of tentative , expectant and confident smiles , the smiles associated with birth and marriage and other im- portant moments in the lives of men. It w a s I' atchogue Mayor George E. Lechtrecker , sitting in as temporary counsel , who judged the mood. \Which side does the bride sit on?\ he asked as he entered the council room. But although there was some confusion , the town council showed every intention of getting the town business done with dispatch. A sizeable batch of rezoning petitions , left over by the previous town board , was scheduled f o r hearing on January 27. A meeting- was scheduled January 20 for Civil Service employes ' appeals against rulings by the town council. The council will also meet at 10 a. m. today to open bids on town hi gh- ^ way equipment and supp lies. It was the highway department , too, that was indirectly responsible for a rare occurrence in town poli- tics — a split vote. Voting on whether to authorize the purchase of supplies for the town hig hway department , Councilmen Howard Rowland and John A. Young voted \No. \ The resolution was passed , 5-2 , but apparently the precedent of independence has begun. This lack of unanimous vote ap- peart .d to be prompted by a dis- cussion that the council had with Town Highway Superintendent Charles W . Barraud , a Republican . v Mr. Barraud asked the council for a resolution authorizing \ emer- gency \ repairs for town hig hway department bulldozers. But what constitutes an \ emergency \? Su- pervisor August Stout , Jr., said t h e council would formulate a definition. Mr. Barraud said earlier that he would not take verbal authorization from Mr. Stout if he was faced with an \ emergency \ situation. Mr. Barraud said- that , if \ emergency \ hig hway item s must be bought , he wan ts authori- zation in writing from Mr. Stout. Mayor Lechtrecker commented Continued on page 5 , this section SWEARING-IN RITES - SupS„ Sr-rtSf . swears in , from left to right , Howard L. Rowland , councilman; August Stout , Jr., supervisor; John A. Young, councilman; Arthur McComb , town clerk ; Willard E. Keddy. councilman; Charles \V. Barraud , superintendent of highways ; Harold L. Chapman , coun- cilman ; and Frank Coveney, councilman. Councilman John , J. Foley, being ill Saturday when ceremony was performed at the Brookhaven Town hall , was sworn in by Judge Pittoni at Mr. Foley ' s home in Blue Point later that day. —Jay Don Photo Suffolk' s Wells Found To Be Medically Safe Detergents ' Harm Discounted: The joint committee appointed last July by the Suffolk County Board of Supervisors to study the problems of detergents appear- ing in private wells in certain congested areas audi to study the steps to be taken to bring munici pal water supp ly to these areas , made public its report this week by filing it with the Board of supervisors. = In commenting on this report , Babylon Supervisor Arthur M. Cromarty, chairman of the joint committee, said that its consul- tants on sanitation and geology are in full agreement that there is no medical evidence of any detri- menta l effect on health arising from the presence of the small amount of detergents appearing in shallow wells in congested areas in the western part of Suffolk county ; and that the public should not be alarmed by reports of \ pollution \ and \ contamination. \ The report , he stated , indicates that the current regulations in the Suffolk County Health depart- ment arc adequate to provide a safe supply of water to homes with individual wells. Among the recom- mendations of the joint committee is a monitoring system whereb y any deterioration in ground water quality can promptly be detected. As a result of the committee ' s studies , the Suffolk County Water authority has liberalized its regu- lations for extending its water service on public streets and cer- tain local banks have agreed to make the necessary loans to home Continued on page A , this section Outgoing Planners Urge Beach Land Acquisitions Ask Highway Extensions: RIVERHEAD — As its last official act, before being dissolved , the Suffolk County Claiming hoard , ia its annual report to the Suffolk Board of Supervisors , recommended the county acquire all undeveloped and uninhabited ocean beach fiontage for use for park , recreation and conservation purposes . The p lanning hoard also recom- mended extensions for both the Sunrise highway and the Long Island expressway, to carry both Miporhighways to the ends of Long Island. The report , obtained by report- ers , will be delivered to the Board of Supervisors in about two weeks . County Executive 11. Lee Denni- son , Monday, apparently angered that reporters obtained the docu- ment before he and the board had studied it , refused to comment \ un- til I have seen and studied it. \ On Monday, at the first meeting of th e Democratic-controlled Board of Supervisors , Dennison dissolved the planning board , and created the County Planning commission , as provided by the Sull' olk County charter. Dennison also terminated the $fj , ll()()-:i-yrnr position of di- rector of planning, held for the past year by Rudol p h Hammerer of Westbampton Beach. The su- pervisors approved of Kanimerer ' s dismissal b y a 10-to-notbing vote. Dennison then named nine of 10 members of the-p lanning commis- sion. One more member is to be named , from Brookhaven township. Planning commission members are Seth A. Hubbard of Riverhead , a Democrat Olubbard served as chairman of the County Planning board); Harvey Cardon of Babylon , Continued on page 5 , this section Democrats Ta ke Suffolk Reins; Fur Flies Over Appointments 6-Man Majority Powers Throug h Resolutions , Acts RIVERHEAD — In the saddle for the first time since the middle I 930' s , the Suffolk Democracy took over the reins of the county government with the organ- ization of the new Board of Supervisors here Monday. Democratic otticeholders p layed the unaccustomed role of rulership to tha hut at the first board meet- ing held under the new county c h a i t e r. With newly-installed County Executive H. Lee Dennison calling the tune , the six-man Democratic m a j o r i t y powered through a series of resolutions dismissing Republicans from key posts and repealing acts of the former G. O. P, controlled board . The session began on a note of harmony and unity, sounded by Mr. Dennison and echoed by Baby- lon Supervisor Arthur M. Cro- marty, Suffolk Republican leader , and others of the four-member Re- publican contingent. The problems facing the county are so tremen- dous, the executive asserted in his opening remarks , that they can only be solved by a common effort without wasting time \in political sniping and petty bickering. \ The G. 0. P. supervisors regis- tered agreement and pledged co- operation as Mr. Dennison an- nounced the new regime \is dedi- cated solely to the future of the county—what was or was not ac- complished by past administrations is now history. \ The atmosp here of good feeling lasted only through the prelimi- naries of organization. Kiverhead Supervisor William J. Leonard , the only Democrat on the old board , was unanimousl y elected to pre- side over the new. Edward H. L. Smith of Smitbtown was named to the $10 , 175-a-year job of board clerk after the Republicans as a comp limentary gesture nominated his predecessor , Raymond R. Mac- Lean of Heliport , and then moved to make Mr. Smith' s election unanimous. Mrs. Ruth S. Hague of Heli port , a board attache for over 20 years , was renamed deputy clerk and the Democrats accepted a G. 0. P. amendment giving her a two-year term. The same spirit of unanimity was manifested in the board' s confirmation of Mr. Dennison ' s appointment of Henry M. Zaleski of Riverhead as county attorney and Dr. Sidney Weinberg of New York as medical examiner , each at $20, 000 a year , and of Miss Anne F. Mead , :i5-year-old Sayville attorney, as deputy ex- ecutive at $12, 000. But the fur began to fl y as Mr. Dennison announced new party- line appointments and the Demo- cratic majority voted into effect his recommendations abolishing G. O. P. -created instrumentalities or stripping them of power. Acts of the former board were rescind- ed on the ground they were adopt- ed to keep Republicans in jobs , and the pattern was set for a thorough-going reorganization of county departments . Six hours and . '15 resolutions later as the meeting came to a Continued on page 5 , this section Patchogue GOP Hits Homeowner Tax for Parking At a meeting Tuesday called b y the executive committee of the Patchogue Village. Republican or- ganization for the purpose of dis- cussing t h e $;»()0 , 0()0 off-street parking proposal advanced by the Democratic P a t c h o g u e Village board , a resolution proposed by Albert A. Benineasa was passed condemning the proposed taxation of village homeowners for financial participatio n in the parking pro- gram . The committee made it clear that there has been no change in the Republican party support of the princi p le of additional park- ing facilities , but that , the com- mittee favors \ a plan less grandiose , less costly, and to be paid for entirely by those directly benef iting. \ The committee stated that the suggestion of imposing taxes on resident homeowners living in the . village today \in order to cover up past'lack of foresight \ on the part of the village board , \i.s un- fair and unreasonable. \ The committee further stated : \Since tin- cost of maintaining the village police force has now been added to town and county tax bills , the village tax should be decreased by at least 20 per cent, without , the imposition of additional taxes on village residents. \ The committee took the position that the homeowner living in the village \derives no greater benefit from the parking proposal than ,i homeowner living across the vil- lage line , and that village resilient s should not be burdened by such a tax. \ CENTEREACH—Centra l School District 11 voters here will be asked to approve a $2 , 250 , 000 bond issue to acquire a site and erect a junior high school building in balloting that will take place next Thursday. Th ree other propositions will also be up for a vote. The proposed 48-acre junior high school site is a tract of land in Eastwood Village north of Forty-third street in Dawn Estates , and west of Tree road. The site cost is set at a total of $J37 , «55 , with the balance of the $2,250,000 bond issue earmarked for construction , furnishing and equipping the school. Plans calls for '£' . ) classrooms , library, auditorium , music rooms, cafeteria , pupil activity room , Continued on page A , this section ' ? — MC District Vote On School Issues Set Next Thurs . For Classified Ads Telephone G Rover 5-1000-100 1 The Paper People Trust Readable Reliable Realistic

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