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The Patchogue advance. (Patchogue, N.Y.) 1885-1961, July 28, 1960, Image 1

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TR TPT PT^ were born ,ast Thursd a >' at 1 A.!! LtLf 1 «3 Brookhaven Memorial Hospi- tal to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Mauro of Bayport. The babies , all girls , and their mother are re- ported doinK well. Pictured , left to right , hold- ing the babies , are nurses aides: Mrs. Betty Greer , Carol Thorn and Patricia Sinclair. Babies were un-named at time of picture , and were known only as A , B and C. —Advance Photo Cv Second Set of Triplets At Brookhaven Hospita l Brookhaven Memorial Hosp ital last Thursday announced the birth of the second sot of trip lets horn at the hospital since its open- ing in 1057. The tri plets , all girls , delivered b y Caesarean Section , and their mother are reported to be doing well. The nroud narents are Mr. and Mrs. Frank Mauro of 111? McCon- nell Avenue, Bayport, who have one other child , a seven-year old boy. The new arrivals weighed: five pounds , seven and a quarter ounces; live pounds , eleven and a ha f ounces and four pounds eig ht ounces. They were delivered by Dr. Milton Rosenberg of Pateh- ogue within a total of three min- utes , the first born at 12:15 p. m. The first set of triplets was born at Brookhaven Memorial on September 28, 1 f»r>S. The odds against a pregnancy producing triplets is ftyiOO to 1. Silberling Seeks To Back Hul s en 'Scandals ' Trial Special Prosecutor Edwyn Sil- berling this week asked the Court of Appeals for permission to appeal last week' s Appellate Divi- sion ruling that reversed the con- victions of former Huntington GOP Leader John H. Hulsen , and his nephew James W. Weber. The Appellate Division last week , in a unanimous decision , re- versed their convictions and Ordered a new trial. Mr. Silber- ling wants to appeal to the State Court of Appeals to have the con- victions re-inslated, but first must obtain permission. Tuesday in Manhattan , Mr. Sil- berling ' s assistant , Jerome Ditore, requested the rig-li t to appeal to the higher court from Associate Court of Appeals Judge Adrian Burke. \If the appeal is unsuccess- ful we will seek to have Hulsen and Weber re-tried as soon as possible , \ the special prosecutor told newsmen. Mr. Hulsen, ( : 2 , and Mr. Weber, 30 , who has been disbarred since his conviction , were tried in April , 1959 on charges they extorted $5 , - 000 in kickbacks from sand and gravel dealers in exchange for down-zoning favors. At their trial , extensive use of wire taps was made by Mr. Silberling. The Ap- pellate Division in their ruling, said the second set of taps , 19 in number , \ related to independent transactions and events wholly unconnected with any of the offenses set forth in the indict- ments. \ The court stated that the wire tap evidence admitted by \Scan- dals \ Judge A rthur Markewich had , \ unduly prejudiced the de- fendants in the minds of the jurors. \ The Appellate Division held that the phone call taps were of conversations made afte r the commission of the alleged crimes. Mr. Silberling, Tuesday, de- Continued on page 6 , this section Co. Civil Service Names New Sec , Increases Pay RIYERHEAD — A 38-year-old official of the New York State De- partment of Mental Hygiene was named secretary and chief exam- iner of the Suffolk County Civil Service Commission Tuesday. The appointment , announced b y Chris- top her McKeever of Southampton , chairman of the three-member commission , was described . as \ professional and non-political\ by County Executive H. Lee Uenni- son. The new executive is David Za- ron of Albany, who has been as- sistant director of personnel in the mental hygiene department the past seven years following periods of service with the state civil service and health departments. He succeeds former Brookhaven Town Supervisor Philipp A. Hattemer who was dismissed from his $10 , - 200 position , effective August 1. A $1 , 800 increase , voted .Monday by the Board of Supervisors , as- sures his successor a starting sal- ary of $12 , 000 per annum. Mr. Zaron ' s first task , as defined by Mr . McKeever , is the complete reorganization of the county ' s civil service department which is under investigation by District Attorney John P. Cohalan , Jr., for alleged irregularities in its conduct of county police examinations. The investigations are covering exam- Continued on page 6 , this section Having A Good Time ' At Taxpayers ' Expense Donaldson Objects: By William R. Donaldson , President Suffolk County Taxpayers Association Recreation has grown to bo real big business in this country and is fast expand/ng. Statistics are fantastic of the sales of boat ' s and of outboard motors , of camping and picnicking equipment , of ski gear, etc. New bowling alleys arc springing up l ight, and left . Every- body is now clamoring for more parks , beaches, playgrounds and boat- ing marinas , even public courses. Not content with having to drive a score of miles to reach these facilities it is found peop le are now demanding they be set up \just around the comer. \ Shorter w irking hours , the long weekend. - , extended vacation per- iod.-,, jfood roads and expressways , and the fact that today there is at least one automobile to nearly every famil y, combine to stimu- late the urge for more recreation of different sorts and in different settings. Who pays and will pay for most of this ? The taxpayers of course, with the result a good segment of them are subsidizing the good times of the p leasure-seeking seg- ment . It is understandable and right that true park facilities should he a charge against all taxpayers , the conserved green areas , the wild life preserves and the like , maintained in natural and fairly pristine beauty. Hut p lay and activity areas specially developed and equi pped , which always demand paid personnel to service and to police , should just- ly be financed on a self-sustaining basis through adequate permit fees or admission charges paid by those who elect to make use of these \ man made \ recreational facilities . Attempts in the past on the part, of some of Suffolk' s towns to charge somewhat more than a nominal permit fee to the beaches and other recreationally developed parks have been met with voci- ferous objection: \It' s our park ; why do we have- to pny ?\ Yet through the winter these same Continued on page 6, this section Underwater Line Brings PELC0 Power to Park The Patchogue Electric Light Company completed its first sub- marine cable installation June 30 and PELCO power started to flow- underwater to provide lighting and power to the new casino and bath- ing beach at Smith' s Point Park. This event culminated months of planning between Albert Cass , commissioner of Public Works , and Lester Eckart , deputy commission- er of Public Works , for Suffolk County ; and W. S. Oxley, manager of system p lanning and Frank Call , transmission and distribution engineer , for PELCO. In order to serve the park , it was necessary to bury 4 , 000 feet of cable that was 3.1 inches in diameter and weighed about 46 , - 000 pounds. The portion of the cable that crossed the bay had to be jetted to five feet below the bay bottom in the channel area to comply with the United States Army Corps of Engineers require- ments. PELCO had to employ the services of Captain John Tooker of John I. Tooker and Sons , marine diving contractors of Staten Is- land , to do this work. PELCO is now ready to serve the requirements of the county for its water supply, lighting, air con- ditioning and cooking that will add so much to the enjoyment of the thousands of Suffolk County resi- dents and visitors who will use these facilities , a spokesman for the company declared. Plans Outlined For Medford Go-Ka rt Track The Brookhaven Town Board took initial action Tuesday to move the Hagerman Speedway from Tay lor Avenue, East Patchogue , to the southern part of the Med- ord rifle range. On a motion by Councilman John Young of East Patchogue. the board voted four to two with one councilman absent to author- ize the town Recreation Commis- sion to make immediate plans to move the go-kart track to tin new site. Opposing the motion were Su- ¦•o rvjeor August Stout , Jr., and Councilman Howard Rowland , Councilman John Foley was ab- sent when the vote was taken. A ffirmative voles were cast by Councilman Frank Coveney, Har- old Chapman , Willard Koddy and Mr Young. Mr. Stout expressed strong on- position to the motion. He said persons had been assured the Med- ford site would be developed as a rifle range and feared that the range will he lost if a go-kart track is p laced in the area. He contended the go-kart is a novelty which will pass and contended Islip Town regretted permitting a go-kart track to be established. \Wherever you pat it (the go- kart track) , \ said Mr. Stout , \it w 'll be a headache. \ \It is impossible to leave the track where it is , \ Mr. Young said. \It is our duty to take the track out of the neighborhood (Taylor Avenue . PJnst Patchogue). We will be correcting a mistake made by the past town adminis- tration. \ R\sident . s of Taylor Avenue and the immediate area have protested the no ! sp and what has been de- scribed as \ parking congestion \ caused b y the track which was established in 1 fin!) . The town Recreation comm is- sion has recommended moving the track to an area south of the gate to the rifl e range. Jerome Sadof- sky, chairman of the commission , expressed satisfaction Wednesday over the action of the town board. \Iir ' tial plans have been drawn for the track , \ said Mr. Sadofsky. \The commission will make fur- ther plans to carry out the board' s motion. The track will be located in the opposite direction of the firing at the range. There will be no question of the safety of the iro-kart users. The track will be about one and one-half miles from the nearest home. Mufflers will be leouired b y the commission. \ During the discussion, Mr. Stout read a letter from the com- mission. It suggested that an al- ternative to the Medford site would be location in Miller Place between Miller Avenue and Swe- v .ey Town Road on Central Ave- Continued on page (5 , this section Youth Dies After Car Overturns In Farmingville FARM1NGVILLE —Six young- sters were injured Tuesday eve- ning here , one fa tally, when the ear they were riding in overturned on Adirondack Drive near the Edgewood Road intersection. Robert Alster , 15 , of Lakeview Drive , Middle Island , died at Brookhaven Memorial Hosp ital. The five others , taken to Mather Memorial Hospital , were Charles Wenner , 17 , of Port Jefferson; Kenneth Perry, 20, of Middle Is- land; Richard Droskoski , 17 , of Port Jefferson Station; Frank Hetcaveg, 18, of Middle Island , and William Alster, 18 , brother of the hoy who died. Police reported that the car , driven by young Droskoski, ap- parently struck a rut in the road and went out of control. TALK TO ME BABY \$££& & haying to duck statuette. Statuette is so life- like that duck , belonging to Mr. and Mrs. Rob- ert Snow of 215 Lekewood Street , Patchogue , refuses to leave its side , and will not allow anyone near his newly found friend. Heal duck, who answer* to name of Pete , af left . . . or is he at right? Oh , left* just duck the issue! •—Advance Photo Rain Halts Race W'k At Sayville That element that every- bod y talks about , but no- bod y can do anything about called off yesterday ' s Great South Bay Yacht Racing Association ' s an- nual cruise week regatta competition at Sayville. Rain marred the otherwise beautiful weather which the regatta had been enjoy ing up until yesterday. Tuesday ' s competition af Hell- port was marked by close races. Only four of the 21 classes were able to produce repeat winners. The wind at. Heliport was almost perfect , coming out of the south b y south-east. Still in the undefeated class after Tuesday ' s competition were Hob Dav id' s Lightning, Mistress; Hob MaUeson ' s Polyester among the Cotton T. -i'ls ; Roger Moor- man ' s No. 100 in the Mnbjaok class and Marshall Pickeii ' s Little Gull in the Beetle Cat Division. The other classes are sfill con- sidered to be wide open and it is (pliie possible that most of the Continued on page fi , this section [Says Act Serves Best Interests Of B'haven Town Supervisor August Stout , Jr., said Tuesday before the Brookhaven Town Board that \I acted in the best in- terests of the town \ in vot- ing for the county taking of a proposed 235 acres on Great South Beach includ- ing land of the Mastic Beach Property Owners Associa- tion. On July 11 , the Suffolk County Board of Supervisors voted nine to one to take land between Smith' s Point Bridge and Moriche s Inlet. The dissenting vote was cast by Babylon Supervisor Arthur M. Cromarty. The action adds 235 acres to the 380 acres taken last year for county park purposes. In a Utler , Mrs. Gertrude Parker , ' recording sec retary of the association , criticized the Brook- haven supervisor for \ not protect- ing the 1 , 200 families of the as- sociation. \ \I acted in the best interests of the town , \ said Mr. Stout. \I be- lieve they (the association mem- bers) will thank' the board of supervisors when they find they will have a beautiful marine park. \ At the June 27 hearing Mr. Stout noted the association would have use of the recreational facilities and be compensated for the taking of the land. Erling A. Larsen , president of the association , who is also a town justice of the peace , appeared be- fore the county board and con- tended the association should be allowed to use the land \for the private use of our members. \ The association acquired land about 10 years ago and has close to 500 feet of frontage on the bay and ocean. In her letter , Mrs. Parker said insufficient notification was given of the county action. Mr. Stout said notice was given in the two official county newspapers and through news stories throughout the area. She said the county showed \ no dire need for acquir- ing this property \ and claimed there was \ no testimony in favor of this land acquisition. \ She said the taking would affect the 1 , 200 families in the association and \ over 10 , 000 persons , \ in addition to removing taxable properties from School District 32. Members of the district have twice rejected the RiOO-oT school budget of $1 ,230, 070. Several members of the Brook- Continued on page 6 , this section Stout Backs County Vote On Taking GS Beach Land Action Is Taken On Acquisition Of Beach Sites RIYERHEAD — The Suffolk Board of Supervisors took prelimi- nary action Monday toward the early acquisition of waterfront property at three locations for future development as county bathing resoi ts and marina parks. Slated for inclusion in Suffolk' s budding park system are a 2 , 000- foot stretch of barrier beachland east of the Shinnccock Inlet in Southampton Township, with frontages on both the Atlantic Ocean ' and Shinnccock Bav; the 1 , 000-foot, headland of Northwest Creek , arm of Gardiners Bay in East Hampton Township and the mile-long strip of Long Island Sound Beach , that forms one side of Mt. Sinai Harbor in Brook- 'inven Town , together with some three miles of interior harbor mintage . The three proposed takings , vhich are to be the subject of a public heal ing before the super- visors on .September 12 , will cost the county \ substantially less \ ban $7\ i(l , (H> () , according to County Executive II. Lee Dcnnison. He de- dined to speculate on the cost of development , which would be airicd out over a period of several years. Maps showing the lands to be .icquired , either by negotiation villi the owners or through con- demnation proceedings , were ap- oroved b y unanimous vote of the 'ight supervisors present at the semi-monthly session here. The hoard' s action follows b y two .eeeks its decision to add some 235 acres to the ISO acres of Great •iouth Beach land between Smith' s Point and Moriches Inlet acquired i year ago. These shoreward areas , together with the new county park at Smith' s Point , where \ a $1)50 ,000 pavilion and a 1 , 000-car parking area are to be opened on August H , . -ire \just the beginn ing \ of the projected park system , Mr. Denni- son told reporters. \We have other si' es in view , \ he declared. The largest of the new projects is the Mt. Sinai Harbor proposi- tion. It will llso be one of the least expensive , according to Mr. Dennison , who pointed out that Continued on page 6 , this section For Classified Ads Telephone GRove r 5-1000-1001 Two Columns of News in the S panish Language are Publi shed Every Week n Apr WPPV' which started Monday at rVrW^Lj VV CiEilvWosthampton , features a wide variety of boating events, including the relatively new Cotton Tail class. Competition , off Heliport, Tuesday,, was rained out yesterday at Sayville and is scheduled for Point *() Wood s today. Tomorrow ' s racing will be off Bay Shore. —Photo by Long Island Airways HAUPPAUGE — Departmental suspensions and possible grand jury action were announced last week by Police Commissioner Charles R. Thorn following last week' s announcement that five policemen , including four former members of the Islip Town de- partment , were allegedly impli- cated in the looting of a discount appliance store in Bay Shore July 3. in the course of a burglary in- vestigation. In addition , the supervisory four commander of the men was re- duced in rank. Commissioner Thorn declared : \Over a period of months , dating back into l!i , r >!i , recurring rumors alerted us to n small group of policemen in our Third Preciii-t , former members of the Islip Town Police Department , allegedly Continued on page 6. this section Police Shakeup Hits New Dept.; 5 Suspensions L Ronkonkoma Business Slump Due to RR Strike By John Scheclz The results of a spot survey b y the Long Island Association on the effects the Long Island Rail Road strike is having on commerce and industry on Long Island show a marked contrast with local business conditions . The LIA survey shows business in some areas suffering a Ml per cent decrease and a general over-all lessening of business activity. The major areas affected are those shops and con- cerns located near railroad sta- tions and commuter centers. All information available in Patchogue tells a slightly different story. Kd .Mitchell of the Pntrh- ngiio .Merchants Division says , \Business in Patchogue has not '¦ceii affected and sales are nor- mal. \ The leading merchants of Pntehojjue also report that there are as yet no noticeable effects from the strike. In the Lake Ronkonkoma area , however , the shops located near the railroad station and the local laxi business report a 20 to 50 per cent, decrease in business. Fred Alliens of the R and P Food Shop located near the Ronkonkoma Railroad Station report s a loss of \ii per cent of his dail y business. Mr. Ahrens says that (he usual 2. \ p0 cars parked at the station mean dollars for bis business , since many of these people crime from other towns in the area. He savs thai since tlie str'ke these peop le no longer are coming to Lake lioiik'Hikoma , and thus , business has fallen off. The owner of the Station Phar- macy in Lake ICnnkoiikoma report\ a ' . ' , ' ¦ ' , to all per rr nl decline in hti ino-s and attributes it to the (' ad flial 111\ wwes of t h<- com- noi' i- rs no I'Mijj . er mme to the station ir, pick up their husbands . Tin. IH IIIV . V ¦ •alls attend,.- to the fact that the Long Island Rail Road has a payroll of close to > ' I . O HO . noo a week and t ip, ' •..'•nr ' or later !he lo-s of Ihi\ foli c- , lo ill.- eromuilV ' rs g'li'lg to be fell . The uicey also calk at- tention lo ti. e I ' -iei that stockpile - . ¦Old ill. elite! ic . f foea l fr.,,.1 .lis nil otoi ¦ ar !•,.;,,.. • affected and thai utile. th- •• ¦trike rowU tie |,.-op l.. ,,f I - I- I.e.el will fa.- <• the e -l|.,l ' a ce - of si,i,|,lies or -¦ -¦- - j . ' .!' . to ¦ • ' ¦ <¦ i i -<¦ . - . The price l-ise • \i ll be Here --a ry due I .- I .,f,.f I ' ., If l it ebaru' -s . rll-lfO\' ' ¦¦ 11 ¦ ¦ ¦ • ¦ ' ¦ ii: \ concerns , according to the ur . V. The pro pec! for an each- set * ' ¦• i ¦ \t ' ii..t Much brighter at in is. , nl t ban it was 1K da-- a\. ¦¦ ben the trie h« ¦ L ' . ' I ii. Latest ' .... , . ' .¦inrii'iii - ndirato neither . side j . - w. i'Ho;. to let ro .it ' from its , ' <-,. -i-rj - and .lib men! of the ¦dik e nine go to arbitra t i o n under t ' .¦ prone al >• ¦¦ ihwernor Rorko- .oll.o- - - (act finrl . au; board. The Lone I, land Rail Roa.l m;iti: D'.iit i reported to have •• ¦ eepto.l t he or 'iiosal for nrbitra- tioii The t ' lkinc tr'iinmoti we>a> stii'lvinc the proposal anil would make their de.nsj,,ii known after a meeting of the trainmen at Lynhrook. In other strike dovolonments . the Villa ge of Freeport. has - nh- faiiv. l a show cans, order direct - i ng the railroad trainmen to show Continued on page 6 , this section Dodge Testifies , Denies Guilt; Set Jury Charge An 11-man one-woman jury begins its deliberations this after- noon , of charges pending against County Judge Lloyd P. Dodge , and his two co-defendants , Thomas J. Keegan and Paul M. Greene. The four-week trial ended Tues- day evening, with a parade of character witnesses , including judges , bankers and lawyers , all of them testifying to the good reputations of the three defen- dants. Among the character wit- nesses were Supreme Court Justice Fred .1. Munder and upstate Steu- ben County Judge Dominick Ga- brielli, both of them appearing on Judge Dodge ' s behalf. Judge Dodge , who like his co- defendants took the stand in his own behalf, testified for almost three days. Special Prosecutor Edwyn Silberling completed his cross-examination Tuesday, with Judge Dodge continuing to deny the charges pending against him. Judge Dodge , Mr. Greene and Mr. Keegan. who were law partners in 1H55 , are charged with inducing petitioners In slate they owned propert y in Brookhaven prior to April IK , 1H5I. the date the town '•nacted a master upzoriing plan. Mr. Silberling contends the peti- tions submitter ) b y the law firm for downzoning or rozonjng are false, in that most of them state the properly was owned by the petitioners prior to the upzoning, or that the petitioners had \ spent large sums of money in reliance on the old zoning ordinance . \ Mr. Silberling has introduced the peti- tions , and has bar! about 30 land owners testify they purchased the property in l!i. r i5 ami then went to Judge Dodge ' s law firm for re- zoning. .Judge Dodge has studied all the petitions, continually denying he prepared any false briefs , and has stated he couldn ' t remember most of the petitions. Yesterday, the three defense attorneys and Mr. Silberling made their closing statements. Justice Arthur Markewich , who has pre- sided over the lengthy case , was to issue his charge to the jury this morning.

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