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REBUTTAL — Otis G. Pike , Kiverhead justice of the peace and candidate for Congress , has issued a statement in answer to charges made by Congressman Stuyvesant Wainwrig ht. The statement is as follows: \Last week ,, b y means of a written press release , Mr. Wain- wri ght accused me of being ' un- fit for any public office. ' The re- lease was put out on Sunday, Octo- ber 2 , and was in my hands on Monday, October 3. On Wednes- day, October 5 , Mr. Wainwrig ht retracted the above quoted state- ment , but because of the timing of his release and his retraction it nevertheless found . its way into many of the weekl y papers , which was just where he wanted it. \I don 't particularl y object to Mr. Wainwright' s calling me names . He has acquired something of a reputation for this sort of thing latel y. It would be refresh- ing, however , if he could someday say something without finding it necessary to retraot it later. \He also, in the same release , blasted a dail y newspaper which he said was hel p ing my campaign. He has now , in this campaign , at- tacked the New York Times , the New York Herald Tribune , the Long Island Dail y Press and Newsday. I can only say that any newspaper which has been active- ly, accuratel y, and objectivel y re- porting Mr. Wainwri ght' s activi- ties and antics has necessarily been helning my campai gn. \Mr. Wainwright was not pres- ent for 31 out of 93 roll call votes in Congress in 1958. This year he was somewhat better , absent 19 out of 93. This year , however , his effectiveness can be measured by the fact that he introduced 35 bills , not one of which was passed. Mr. Wainwright says he will de- bate with me ' on national issues. ' This means he will , if enoug h pressure is applied, debate Nixon against Kennedy, but not Wain- wright against Pike. I am not running for President of the United States atrainst Nixon—I am running for Congress against Wainwright. Regardless of who is elected president , the people of Suffolk and Nassau Counties are entitled to better representation in Congress than they have been getting, \ Mr. Pike concluded. * * * N AMED TO COMMISSION—Sen- ator Elisha T . Barrett of Brig ht- waters has been notified of his ap- pointment to the New Y ork State Civil War Centennial Commission created under legislation sponsored by Sen. Barrett at the last ses- sion of the legislature . The commission is made up of 15 members , five appointed by the governor , five by the president pro tern of the Senate and five b y the speaker of the Assembly. The com- mission is directed , under Sen . Barrett' s bill , to prepare a plan for appropriate commemoration of the one-hundreth anniversary of Continued on page 5 , this section POLITICAL REVIEW Suffolk County Police Changes Top Dept. Ranks HAUPPAUGE — In the first major change in department posi- tions since its inception 10 months ago , the Suffolk County Police Department has had its top ranks in three precincts and marine division reshuffled. Promoted officers include 10 lieutenants pushed up to captaincy and 16 sergeants who earned the rank of lieutenant. Five acting cap- tains and 10 acting lieutenants were reverted back to their per- manent rank by the department Tuesday as a result of not passing civil service examinations. Promoted to cap tain are : Charles iV. Brown , Maurice J. Carroll , Dominick W. Chiuchiolo , Stanley F. Feldmann , Charles G. Hart gen , Jack V . Holmgre n , Theodore A. Marx , Wilbur Morell , Frederick H. Strvbing and Irving B. Weeks. The major changes in command are in the Fourth Precinct of Smithtown and the Fifth and Sixth Precincts in Brookhaven. Capt. Dominick Chiuchiolo , who has served as the commander of the Patchogue precinct and who was formerly chief of police of the Village of Patchogue , will assume new duties as head of the Sixth Precinct in Coram. Cap t. Chiuchiolo will rep lace Acting Cap tain John R. Clark , who will revert to lieutenant in charge of civil de- fense. All the appointments and changes are effective starting to- day. Captain Chiuchiolo will be re- p laced in the Fifth Precinct by Cap t. Irving B. Weeks , formerl y of the Third Precinct. Acting Capt. Foster J. Aviano will be replaced as marine division com- mander by Capt. Frederick Stry- bing of the Fifth Precinct. Stry- bing is a 14-year veteran. Aviano will remain in the marine division as a lieutenant. Acting Captain Ja- cob T. Baczensky will be rep laced as chief of transportation by Capt. Carroll , and Baezensky will be transferred to traffic as a lieuten- ant. Joseph H. Hawkins was pro- moted to lieutenant. Sgt. Lester W. Wiggins , of the Fifth Precinct , wa- also promoted to the rank of lieutenant. Both will remain with the Fifth Precinct in Patchogue. Coming to the Fifth Precinct will be Pat McBride from the Sixth Precinct. He will take the position of tour sergeant. \ Veteran Fisherman: I ONP TIMF resident of B,ue Point , and ninety-fifth birthday October 5. Still active , he JLA - /1 NVj \ 1 llViJIf more recently of Patchogue , enjoys company and likes to read. is Captain Charles Warner , who marked his —William R. Goldfein Photo Captain Charles Warner , for- merl y of Madison Street , Blu e Point , and now residing at the Belle-Air Manor Nursing Home at 75 Rider Avenue , Patchogue , cele- brated his ninety-fifth birthday quietl y October 5. He enjoyed visits from his friends and his daughter , Mrs. Lawrence Ham- mond , and received many cards and several gifts. Capt. Warner was bom in Say- ville October 5 , 1865 , the son of the former Sarah Theresa Over- ton and Gilbert Warner . When he was a child they moved to Bergen Lane (at that time called \Th e Lane \) in Blue Point. In 1888 he married the former Miss Eleanor Bi ggs , daug hter of Mr. and Mrs. George Bi ggs of Montauk Hi g h- way, Blue Point, and in 1890 they moved into their new home on Madison Street , which had been built for them b y Cap t. Warner ' s uncle, James Warner . Capt. War- ner lived in this home for 68 years until August 1958, when he moved to the nursing home in Patchogue. Capt. and Mrs. Warner had one daug hter , Beatrice , now Mrs. Law- rence Hammond of 2 Beach Ave- nue , Patchogue. Mrs. Warner died in July 1911 , and in August 1946, Capt. Warner married Mrs . Hattie Robinson Drake , who has also preceded him in death , having died in January, 1958. Cap t. Warner spent nearl y all of his life on the water , fishing b y nets and oystoring. He had his own boats and business , and for 46 Summers did commercial fishing in the ocean, with the late .1. Howard Smith and Gilbert Smith of Pat- chogue , owners of the Smith Fish Factorv, Fort Monmouth , N. J. In 191U , Capt. Warner sold his business , but kept two small boats with which to keep him occup ied during his retirement. Capt. War- ner is not bedridden , but still active and enjoys company. How- ever , he cannot read as much as he would like to because oi fail- ing eyesight. He is the oldest living mem- ber of the Blue Point Baptist Church , having joined in 188. '? at the age of 18. He is also a 41- year member of South Side Lodge 4'J ' A . Suwasset Chap ter. Patchogue Commaiiderv and the Kismet Shrine of Brooklyn. Capt. Warner Reaches 95 Taxpayers Group Asks Rein on Exec s Program RIVERHEAD — The Suffolk County Taxpayers Association proposed Monday that the Board of Supervisors impose a check- rein on County Executive H. Lee Dennison ' s ambitious development program , particularl y in regard to county parks and marinas . The association , through its executive secretary, Herbert H. Bellringer of Westhampton, S> charged that plans for public marinas are \in conflict with pri- vate enterprise. \ It also announced its opposition to park projects of \ only local value. \ In a prepared statement to the board , formulated at a meeting of the association ' s officers and di- rectors here in Riverhead October 7 , the taxpayer group called for \immediate clarification by the Board of Supervisors of the pow- ers , limitations and duties of the count y executive. \ Mr. Dennison had no immediate comment on the taxpayers ' stand , but Supervisor Evans K. Giiffing of Shelter Island said in effec t that while the county executive proposes , it is the board that dis- poses. The executive cannot act without the board' s approval , he declared. In other action at a brief and uneventfu l session , the supervisors allocated $50 , 000 for the repair and reconstruction of the lighting and electrical system in the 50-year- old county jail. The money is to be raised by the sale of bonds , authorized at the meeting. Col. Harry C. Dayton , Suffolk CD chief , won approval of inter- departmental fund transfers total- ing $4 , 000 after explaining the money will be used to purchase two station wagons. He said one will be used by the county file coordinator while the other will be attached to CD headquarters in Patchogue. The board adjourned following the adoption of a memorial resolu- tion in the death of S. Wentworth Horton , who served as supervisor of the Town of Southold from 1934 until 1946 and as a member of the New York State Senate from the latter year until 1956. Babylon Supervisor Arthur M. Cromarty proposed the tribute , to the highly regarded public official. PELCO Tariff Change Cu ts Annual Revenues The Public Service Commission has accepted a tariff amend- ment filed by The Patchogue Electric Light Company designed to reduce its annual revenues by an estimated $108 , 200. The changes apply to customers in the company ' s Distrivt A which embraces nearly all its year-round patrons The new tariff , which becomes effective November 3 , will increase monthl y minimum charges , how- ever , from 80 cents to $1.20. Ac- companying the 50 per cent in- crease in the minimum monthly charge , however, will be an in- crease from 10 to 16 kilowatt hours—or 60 per cent—in the amount of electricity which may be used under it. Similarly, the seasonal minimum charge will he increased from $9. 60 to $14.40. On the other hand , residential customers using 50 kilowatt hours or more will receive reductions rang ing upward to 8.2 per cent— or , for the most part , from 35 cents to $1 monthly. This con- trasts with increases ranging from one to 40 cents monthly for the relatively few customers who use little or no energy. The company is also extending from 7 to 9 a. m. the period in which residential customers using e ' ectricity for water heating pur- poses may benefit by lower \ oft\ peak\ rates. In the aggregate , it is estimated that the new ra tes will result in annual savings of $87 , 900 to residential customers . Revisions in rates to commercial and industrial customers will re- sult in further savings of $20 , 300 a yea r . In filing its new tariff , the com- pany submitted data showing that, its cost of providing service to minimum use customers exceeds even the new $1.20 monthl y mini- mum. The company serves about 25 , - 000 customers in portions of the towns of Brookhaven and South- ampton . Suffolk County The area in which the reduced rates will ap- ply inc ' udes Patchogue , Bellport , Blue Point , Merlford , Coram. Gor- don Heights , East Patchogue , North Bellport . Ridge , Yarrhank , Brookhaven, Mastic Park. Mastic Beach , Moriches , Center Moriches , East Moriches , ManorviUe , East- port , Speonk -and Remsenburg. Present rates will continue , how- ever in the company ' s districts B and C , which include the hamlets of Poiit O'Woods , Ocean Bay Park, Fire Island Pines and Cherry Grove , all on Fire Island. SAVE MONEY — SUBSCRIBE NOW You save plenty by subscribing for The Advance , the Pcwtmaster doe* the rest. Only {5 for 12 months , we pay the post- age. Your order addressed to: Circulation Dept. , P. O. Drawer 780. Patchosue, N. Y., will start your paper with the next edition. —Adv. THE BEST IN PRINTING The Patchogue Advance specializes in fine commercial printing. Fair prices, fast deliveries. Largest print shop in Suf- folk County. Tel. GRover 5-1000. —Adr. Stuy and Pike To Be at Blue Pt PTA Meet Tues. BLUE POINT—The Blue Point Elementary School Parent-Teacher Association , in an ell' ort to oll' rv its members an interesting and timely progra m , will have guest speakers from each of the two major political parties at 7:45 p. m., Tuesday in the school audi- torium. The first speaker of the evening will be Riverhead Justice of the Peace 'His (I. Pike , Democratic candidate for Representative to Congress from 1he First Congres- sional district. Mr. Pike , who is running in opposition to Congress- man .Stuyvesant Wainwright , will speak briefl y on some of the pri- mary issues of the campaign. Fol- lowing his talk , there will be a brief question and answer period Continued on page 5 , this secLion VAMPS ON TV^^X S Martin and Assistant Chief Robert Burrow look over television camera which will transmit their fire prevention program over closed circuit TV in Middle Country School District , Ontcreach- Selrlcn area . Ward Fiedler , supervising prin- cipal , announced that: this is fi rst, of many such programs planned for this new medium now in line in school syHtcm. Bernard Hanlcy, audio visual director , said that since this is the first school installation in Suffolk County, this must be the first fire prevention program ever put on an educational closed circuit system in Suf- folk County. Program culminated with call to station which brought fire truck for observa- tion by students. —Photo by Hanley Poll Places Are Opened For Signups YAPHANK—The Suffolk Coun- ty Board of Elections today opened all 400 polling places throug hout the couiKy for an expected heavy registration period lasting through Saturday. The registration this year is expected to bring the total of eligible voters to the highest in the county ' s history. Brookhaven Town polling places are listed on Page 4, Section 1. There are at present more than 245 , 000 persons registered in Suf- folk and it is antici pated that 50 , - 000 more will register this year. Board of Elections officials esti- mate that there will be 965 ,000 persons eligible to vote on Novem- ber 8. In 1956 there were 849 , 293 persons registered on Long island. This year Nassau County has G70 , - 159 persons registered. To handle the expected hea\ y load of registration work the original plan of combining several districts for registration has been abandoned and all 400 districts will bt open for registration today, to- morrow and Saturday. The \ polls will be open from 10 a. m. to 10 p. m. today and tomorrow and from T a. m. to 10 p. m. Saturday. This is the first Presidential election to be conducted under Permanent Personal Registration in Suffolk. Under PPR , the election commissioners said , anyone who voted in 1958 or 1959 and hasn 't changed his residence , is auto- matically registered for this elec- tion. Anyone else must register to vote. It is necessary that a person have resided within the state for one year , within the county for four months and within the election district for 30 days. Election officials also announced that those desiring to vote by absentee ballot may make applica- tion to do so during the present registration period. Tow n Bd. Releases 61 Budget Figures But Not Tax Rate: The Brookhaven. Town Board this week released its proposed budge t fig- ures for the fiscal year 1961. The board did not , however, release the proposed tax rate figures on the total bud get or even say whether the rates would go up or down. Supervisor August Stout , Jr., in an interview Tuesday, sai d that the total proposed budget figures are in and the total assessed valua- tion has been determined. When questioned about the tax rate , he said that he expects a $ 05 decrease per $100 of assessed valuation in the Town General section of the budget. This section represents only a portion of the entire Brook- haven town budget and does not include the budget of Charles Bar- raud , town superintendent of high- ways. Last year ' s comparable figures included the entire town budget , which at that time esta- blished a decrease in the tax rate of $.17 per $100 of assessed valua- tion. When asked if he would give the amount of increase or decrease on the entire budget , instead of just a portion thereof , Mr. Stout said that those figures haven 't been determined. When it was pointed out that the $.05 figure was mis- leading because it did not reflect the entire budget , and that the board had their preliminary hear- ings on the budget October 6 , thu s leaving plenty of time to figure out the prospective tax rate on the total , Mr. Stout still said that he could give no further figures. Ralph V. Mackey, town comp- troller , was interviewed yesterday in a further attempt to establish what the real tax figu re would be. When asked whether he thoug ht the highway department' s budget would offset the $.05 decrease figure given b y Mr. Stout for the Town General budget , Mr. Mackey said: \I have no doubt that it would. \ But Mr. Mackey could give no figures on the proposed tax rate. He said that that would all be determined at the public hearing on the town bud get set for November- 1. The assessed valuation for 1961 , according to Mr. Mackey, is -$119 , - 227 , 000.01. This is an increase of $5 , 721 , 885 over the assessed valu- ation for I960 , he said. Both Mr. Mackey and Mr. Stouf said that they attributed this increase to normal assessments on new struc- tures and an effort on the part of the new town assessors to pick out inaccurate assessments. The town highway department submitted the budget of $3 ,437 , 747. According to Mr. Barraud , this is approximately $440 ,000 over last year ' s budget. He said that the increases were largely in three items; ¥ 125.000 additional for snow Continued on page 5 , this section Philipp Hattemer Dies; Supervisor for 14 Years Ex-County Bd. Chairman: One of Suffolk County ' s best-known public figures , Philipp A. Hattemer of Patchogue , who served for It years as supervisor of Brookhaven Town and for five years as chairman of the Suffolk Board of Supervisors , died at his home Tuesday ni ght . Mr. Hattemer , who was 61 years old , had suffered three heart attacks Monday night. Suffolk Police rushed oxygen to • the Hattemer residence at 5S Wig- g ins Avenue Monday night after he was stricken. A famil y spokes- man said he appeared to rall y on Tuesday hut suffered a fourth at- tack late Tuesday afternoon and succumbed shortly afterwards. His entire famil y was present at the end. The death of Mr. Hattemer , a well-liked Republican whose poli- tical career spanned three decades , stunned and saddened Suffolk resi- dents who had seen him progress through various elective offices to the high position of Board of Supervisors chairman and county budget director. A native of New York City , Mr. Hattemer had lieoii a resident of Patchogue since his early teens ami was a graduate of Patchogue High School. An Army veteran of Worl d War 1 , he joined E. Bailey & Sons after his military service and spent 20 years with that firm as chief accountant and credit manager. An ex-chief of the Patchogue Fire Department , he served as town clerk for two years , five years as a trustee of the ' Village of Pat- chogue and as a town ju stice of the peace from 1940-1944. He had been the subject of bit- ter Democratic attacks in the 1955 election campaign , but emerged victorious. However , (be a ttacks continued. In 1950 he was indicted on \ neg lect of duty \ charges in connection with county matters , an indictment which was later dis- missed by the Appellate Division. GOP loaders hailed the clearing of Mr. Hattemer ' s nama b y the high court. In 1957 Mr. Hattemer stepped down as chairman of the Board of Supervisors and as Brookhaven Town supervisor. His last post was as executive secretary of the Suf- folk Civil Service Commission from 1958-60. Suffolk Count y GOP Leader Arthur M. Cromarty said Tuesday be was saddened by Mr. Hatte- mer ' s death. \He was a dedicated public servant who server! the county well , \ he said. \He will be missed by his acquaintances and friends. \ Suffolk Sheriff Charles R. Dom- inv, Brookhaven Town GOP lend- er ' , sairl Tuesday that Mr. Matte mer hail been \ persecuted . \ add- ing, \This is one of the reasons we ' ve got to get out , 'inrl work to get rid of the Democratic influence in the Town of Brookhaven. \ Mr. Hattemer was a charter member of the Patchogue post. American Legion; past president of the Lincoln Republican club and a member of the Patchogue Elks . South Side Masonic Lodge , Patchogue Kiwanis Club and Suf- Continued on page 5 , this section Philipp A. Hattemer 1 Seldenites Killed In Truck-Auto Crash in Penna. A Selden man and woman were killed instantl y when their car was in collision with a tractor- trailer on Route 22 about 15 miles east of llarrishurg, Pa., last Thurs- day. ¦They were Mrs. Anna Monahan , 02. of 481 Fernrlale Avenue , ami the driver, Robert Tolar , 75 , of 60 Hollywood Avenue , both Selden. Indiantown Gap State Police sairl the driver of the tractor rig was Gordon E. Troxel , 33 , of Thrinipsontown, Pa., who was not injured. He told Troopers Lloyd Drubakor and Joseph Bankes that the auto turned left in front of the truck at a break in the medial stri p for a rural intersection. The t ruck hit the car broadside , de- molishing the vehicle , police sairl. A relative of Mr. Tolar sairl the two had started on the tri p last Thursday afternoon. The accident happened at about 8:30 p. m. Mr. Tolar was born in Kentucky and had lived in this area for about 20 years. He was a retired foreman of a quilt manufacturing plant located in New York City. At the time of his death , he was a retail egg dealer with a route in Selden. Ho is survived b y a daughter , Mrs. Robert A. White; two grand- children . Mrs. Barbara Ross and Mrs. Robert B. White , and a great- granddaughter , Vivian Ross , all of Selden. Mr. Tolar ' s servir 'i's were held Continued on page 5 , this section McComb Objects To Losing Job As Registrar ^ Arthur M c C o m b . Brookhaven Town clerk , has issued a release strongly objecting to a town board action which relieves him of his duties as registrar of vital statis- tics of Brookhaven Townshi p and also relieves Mr . McComb , per- sonall y, of approximately $5 , 000 in fees per year. Mr. McComb said that the town board p lans to appoint a regular clerk to the job on January 1 , 1961 , and put the $5 , 000 in fees into the town bud get. Clerk McComb , who lias a yearly salary of $9 , 000 , maintained that the job is not of a nature to be put under the supervision of a low-bracket clerk . He said that his st:im! -was en- dorsed by Clark LeBoeuf , director of New York State Office, of Vital Statistics. Mr . McComb quoted Mr . LeBoeuf as saving that he l Mr. LeBneiif) deplored the fact that, a registrar does not require oualilicntioiis b y law equal to the n sponsihility. McComb , himself , sairl: \It is not fair for an over- wnrked clerk to lie asked to make decisions which could break up homes , or bring lawsuits , or to be subjected to pressures from strong ¦¦ommercial interests and attorneys sometimes skirting the moral bor- derline , badgering f,,r intimate fami ly information from the rec- ords. \ Supervisor August Stout , Jr., defending the action of the hoard, said that the work is now being handled by a clerk who is on the town payroll , and therefore , he sairl, the fees for the work should go into the town budget. When uoest inner! about a low-bracket dork having \to make decisions which could break up homes , or bring lawsuits . \ Mr Stout said: \If you go in there (town clerk' s office) now , and ask to see a record mi vital statistics , you will be handled b y a clerk. \ Mr. McComb , in an earlier in- terview , said that he personally handles a great volume of work as town registrar , reviewing and signine each of the vital statis- tics. He pointed to a large stick >>f vital statistics forms on his desk which harl to be si gned. RIVERHEAD The Supn no Court t rial of suspended Brook- haven Town Highway Knr 'tiui ' i Rudolph llrilin of Coram ami David Hulsberg of Mi. Sinai , was sus- pended Tuesday m orning for two days , because one of the trial jurors has. blood pni. -ouiug in Ids ri ght arm which bad been injured in a weekend fishing accident . .lustier ' Arthur Markcwich post- poned (lie i rial until this morning because of the illness of juror Andrew Sikora of 26 Wave Crest Street , blip. Mr. Sikora appeared in court Tucsilnv , but said he was ill. He exp l ained Ji«• nnil two com- panions bar! ca't 'd it a inak o shark over the weekend , and had planned to bring back tlv head for a troph y, after cutting it \If the brirlv of the sll-rlf . Mr. Sikora sairl one of bis fish- ing friends dropped tlv shark head on his hand , cutting it severel y. Blood poisoning in the hand and arm followed. Jiulire Mnrkewich , Continued on page 5 , this section Juror ' s Illness Holds Up Hahn , Hulsberg Trial Adviince advertising; builds desire. Good merchandising builds sales. Smart mer' chant* combine both.—Adv. A Column of News in the Spanish Language is Published Every Week For Classified Ads Telephone GRove r 5-1000-100 1 Man Falls Under Railroad Train; Loses Left Leg A Mastic Beach man , whose left leg was amputated b y a Long Is- land Rail Road train at the Patchr ogue station Friday, was in fair condition yesterday after emer- gency surgery was performer! in order to save his other leg, ac- cording to the Suffolk County Po- lice. He is Kugene Heslin , 56 , of Khler Drive , Mastic Hcaeh , who was injured at about 5:45 p. m. Friday, police sairl. The train ' s conductor, Lee Weits- inaii , according to the police , said Mr. Heslin had been sitting on a bench outside the station when the train came in , bound from Ja- maica to Montauk. After p icking up ami discharging passengers, two whistles wero blown , si gnifying the train was about to leave , the police were tolrl b y the conductor. As Mr. Heslin started for one of the cars , an acquaintance in- formed him that he 'd left a p laid ja cket on the bench , the conductor tobl the police. Mr. Heslin re- trieved the jacket ami attempted to board the then moving train , the conductor sairl , adding that he tobl Mr. Heslin that he 'd have the train stopper!. Mr. Heslin then fell under the train and the wheels of the last car rolled over his left leg, severing it below the calf , according to the police re- port. Portions of his right leg were severely lacerated , the report added. The Mastic Reach man , an elec- trician , wis rushed to the hos- pital in the Patchogue Fire De- partment ambulance. SHOP SAKEWAY Smurl housewives shop SAFEWAY every week for food. Extra Gold Bond Stampa (hit. week. See biff ads, pagan 4 and 5, section 3, in this issue. —Adv.

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