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New Castle tribune. (Chappaqua, N.Y.) 1927-????, November 13, 1958, Image 14

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; J4 North Westchester Times, Mt. Kfsco, N. Y„ Nov. 13, 1958 Wild Strain of Established in The Bedford Hills Community House was swarming with wild turkeys on Friday evening at a meeting of the Bedford Audubon Society. A specimen from the col­ lection of museum birds in the Audubon Room had a place of honor on the platform. A large framed audubon print of the wild turkey, gift of the board of di rectors to the Audubon Room, was .presented by Nicholas Shoumatoff ond wild turkeys were in evidence on the projection screen. •Roger M. Latham, speaker of the evening, is an authority on this truly American bird. He earned his Doctor of Philosophy in wildlife mana^rment at Penn sylvania State University for re­ search in the factors controlling the distribution and abundance of wild turkeys in the state. Wild Strain Established Dr. Latham said that birds, abundant in the early days of our country, had dwindled in number to a small flock in an inaccessible area in the southern part of the state. These birds were mated to a semi-wild strain and restoration began in 1915 by the State Game Commission by means of selection and in-breeding. In an enclosure of the game farm, pinioned semi- wild females were mated to wild gobblers and the females resulting from this cross were mated to wild stock the following year. The process was repeated until, a truly wild strain was established. These birds were used for stock Turkies Country Barker St. Closed For Bridge Repair Mount Kisco Police were notified on Nov. 5 that Barker St. in that community would be closed effec tive that date, from Carpenter Ave to Route 117 to permit reconstruc : tion of a bridge that carries Bark er St. over Branch Brook. The highway will be closed to traffic for about 30 days, police were ad­ vised. The project, financed for the most part by the Town of Bedford will cost $23,338 and that includes relocation of a village sewer line Contract for the work was awarded by Bedford councilmen on August to Camarco Construction Co. Two other contracts given by the Bedford Board this Fall were for work already completed and ac­ cepted by the town. They included widening of Grepn Lane at a cost of 510.939, also done by the Com- arco firm and realignment and im­ provement of Ridge Rd , Katonah at a cost of $3,964 V) Ruppert Con­ struction Co. got that contract, available. Ivan Sanderson, noted Bazaar Attracts Unusual Animals Kiba, a puma kitten; eight- month-old Tannie, a chimpanzee; and Buzzy, the amazing Pan- American parrot with a 1500 word vocabulary will be on hand to en­ tertain the children at St. Mark's Bangalore Bazaar. John C. Kipp of Pines Bridge Road. Mount Kis­ co, is the owner and trainer of these unusual animals Snakes in glass cage, a spider monkey and several rare birds will also be on view. Attractive gifts for Chirstmas giving will range from hand knit socks and baby garments, can dies, party aprons and toys to un­ usual jewelry and brassware from India. A special item will be beau­ tiful Advent calendars. Hours of the bazaar will be 12 noon to 9 p m. on Friday. Nov- 21 and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 22. ROGER M. LATHAM ing throughout the state so that there are now 14 million acres in which wild birds live. Last year 20.000 were harvested by hunters. Some of the Pennsylvania birds have overflowed into New York State and it is possible that there may be an open season here with­ in a few years. \Within 20 years\ said Dr. Latham, \the wild turkey may be restored to it's original range including Ontario where they were once abundant.\ Dr. Latham demonstrated the use of a mechanical turkey call which he has perfected and fol­ lowed his talk by a film produced by the Pennsylvania Game Com­ mission 10th Birthday Slated Nicholas Shoumatoff who presid­ ed, told of plans for the next meet­ ing of the Bedford Audubon Society which will be a special event to celebrate the tenth an­ niversary of the re-activation of the Societv This will be held in the Fox Lane School on Dec. 5 at 8:30 p.m. where tickets will be zoologist and television personality will be the speaker. Mr. Sanderson will tell the \Adventures of a Rov­ ing Zoologist.\ The Audubon Room in the Com­ munity House will be open every Wednesday afternoon from 2:30 to 5 00 All stock of gift rtems is be­ ing sold at greatly raduced prices and there are exhibits in the room which should be of interest to both adults and children CHECK for $1,456.83, present­ ed by Mrs Richard H. Casey, president of the Pound Ridge Garden Club, to Arthur G. May, president of the Hiram Halle Me­ morial Library in Pound Ridge will be used to complete the gardens and terrace of the li­ brary. The check is the result of the tour of the William Pahl- mann's home in Bedford which was sponsored on Sept. 27 by the Pound Ridge Garden Club for the benefit of the library. Mrs. Clemens F. Hathaway, left, was chairman of the House Tour—Photo by D. B. Kirchhoff North Castle Cattle To Be Shown in West Meadow Lane Farm, North Sal­ em, has entered 12 head of pure­ bred Angus cattle in the breeding classes in the 59th annual Inter­ national Live Stock Exposition and Horse Show to be held in Chi­ cago from Nov. 28 to Dec. 6 in the International Amphitheater and a large area of the adjacent Chicago Stock Yards. Meadow Lane will show the same bull at this famous event that rcently won grand champion at the Eastern States Exposition. The exposition is the world's lar­ gest competition featuring the meat-making breeds of farm ani­ mals and horses. The management predicts entries of over 10.000 an­ imals from more than 30 states and Canada. They will compete for $100,000 in cash prizes and the high honors that go with the win­ nings in this largest and climax livestock event of the year. EDITOR APPOINTED MOUNT VERNON — Wade H. Nichols of 55 Summit Ave., a vice president of the McCall Corp., has be n named editor of Good House­ keeping magazine. Nichols was formerly editor and publisher of Redbook and an associated editor Asthma Formula Prescribed Most By Doctors-Available Now Without Prescription Stops Attacks in Minutes... Relief Lasts for Hours! K«w York. N. Y. (Speeial) - The asthma formnla prescribed more than any other by doctors for their private patients is now available to asthma sufferers without prescription. Medical tests proved this formula stops asthma attacks m minutes and gives hours of freedom from recur­ rence of painful asthma spasms. This formula is so effective that it it the physicians' leading asthm* prescription—so safe that now it can be sola — without prescription — in tiny tablets called Primatene®. Primatene opens bronchial tubes, loosens mucous congestion, relieves taut n«rvous tension. All this with­ out taking painful injections. The secret is—Primatene combines 3 medicines (in full prescription strength) found most effective in combination for asthma distress. Each performs a special purpose. So look forward to sleep at night and freedom from asthma spasms ... get Primatene, at any drugstore. Only 98*— money-back guarantee. ©195S. WhlUbtll Phumieil Comptny BUILD CONFIDENCE O'Brien & Kinkel will build to your own specifications. Our fixed contract price includes everything. Custom features to suit your family's needs. O'BRIEN & KINKEL, Inc. CONTRACTORS and BUILDERS MAPLE AVE. MOunt Kisco 6-5171 W.P.PorterJr. Baptized in Mount Kisco William Phillips Porter Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Potter of 28 Kath­ leen Lane, Mount Kisco, was bap­ tized on Sunday, Oct. 12 on the 28th anniversary of his father's baptism. William Jr. was baptized in St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Mount Kisco, by the Rev. Samuel Ishibas- hi, curate. His godparents were Donald E Worfolk or Orange, Conn, maternal uncle, and Mr. and Mrs. Richard E Kramm of Madison, N.J. The baby's father was baptized in Derby, Conn, in St. James Episcopal Church. Mr. and Mrs. Porter entertain­ ed at a family dinner for ten fol­ lowing the baptism service. The Porters moved to Mount Kisco last November from Pough- keepsie, where William Jr. was bom on June 13, 1957. Mrs. Porter is the former Miss Barbara Worfolk, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edmond L. Worfolk of Orange. Mr. Porter is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold H. Porter, also of- Orange. He is with IBM in World Headquarters, New York City. William Jr. is an only grand­ child. Bedell Bowling Team Holds First Place Mrs. George Bedell's team re­ tained top place last Thursday when the Whippoorwill Club Wo­ men's Bowling League held its weekly competition in Post Alleys, White Plains. High game scores were: Mrs. Donald West, 175; Mrs. John Whit- tet, 172; Mrs. Robert Hicks, 166, High series were: Mrs. Lincoln Caffall, 449; Mrs. John Whittet, 440; and Mrs. George Wisner, 434. W. C. HANDY TRIBUTE MOUNT VERNON—A tribute to the late W. C. Handy, \father of the blues,\ will be paid in Nichols Junior High School on Thursday, Nov. 13 at 1 p.m. The program will be given only for pupils of the school and invited adults. It is to be presented under school auspices and the W. C. Handy Foundation for the Blind. Shine Urges Sports Area Restrictions The supervisor of the town in which the County may develop a sportsmen's center Monday urged that the center be restricted to county residents. Supervisor William D. Shine (R-Pound Ridge) made the rec- commendation at the Board of Su­ pervisors meeting. The matter was tabled. County Executive Edwin G. Michaelian and a sportsmen's committee favor use of a part of Ward Pound Ridge Reservation as the site for the center. Shrine said that overcrowding would re­ sult and that local roads in his town would be congested because of the proposed site if noncounty residents were allowed to use it. In other action, the Board ap­ proved an act authorizing the con­ veyance by the County to the State of the John Jay Homestead prop­ erty in Bedford. The act was just a formality. County Attorney Har­ ry G. Herman said that the county anticipates completion of the deal within the next 30 days. The Coun­ ty is paving $136,000 to the Jay heir for the purchase of the prop­ erty, will then turn in over to the State as a historic shrine. The Board approved the appoint­ ment of Dr. Ralph DiPace of Har­ rison as a member of the Board of Managers of the County De­ partment of Laboratories and Re<- search. < He fills the vacancy caused by the resignation of Dr. Christopher Wood who moved from Westchester. The term, expires at the end of 1960. The Board approved the appoint­ ment of Walter E. Studwell, ex- fire chief of Port Chester, as coun­ ty fire coordinator, replaoing Roi B. Woolley of Larchmont who re­ signed. The Board approved distribution of $1,028,635 in mortgage tax re­ ceipts to county communities. Yon- kers received $189,249 and Green- burgh was second with $104J05. Last year, $1,031,982 was distrib­ uted. EIGHTY-FIFTH birthday of. Eric Skonberg, seated, was marked Sunday, when a recep­ tion was held in his honor at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Horton Lindsley, right and Dr. Lindsley. Circle Drive, Mount Kisco. Another daughter,. Mrs. Charles Behrens of Brooklyn is at left — Photo by D. B. Kirchhoff. New Castie Tribune, Chappaqua, N. t.| Ndvamb'a>-1^iJ9i$Q^^ Hundreds of Cats, Dogs Abandoned Every Fall By FRANCES AJ$D ! RICHARD LOCKRIDGE She was a sturdy little cat, a striped tabby with amazingly large grpen eyes. She trotted up our dr ^way some years agcr, rustling through the fallen leaves of autumn, because she knew a house when she saw one, and knew that where there is a house there are people, arid that people not only provide shelter but also open ice-boxes. She was a house- cat turned loose to die, but - she didn't k • w that last. She was one df the hundreds of cats and dogs abandoned each fall by summer country people—peo­ ple who adopt puppies and kittens because it is so much fun for children to have pets in the coun­ try and dis-adopt them ruthlessly after Labor Day because dogs and cats are such a nuisance in city apartments, aren't they? Our little tabby didn't know people were like that; she thought people were fine. Knowing it is fatal to feed a stray, we fed her. We went furth­ er, or tried to. People who al­ ready have three cats may as well have four. The Resident cats, a clannish crew, had' other Ideas and expressed them, char­ acteristically, with tooth and claw. So, that winter, the tabby — the \out-door cat\—lived precarious­ ly in a garage, for the most part on a blanket in front of an elec­ tric heater, and applied at the kitchen door for hand-outs, which is no life for a proper cat. It was all very haphazard and unsatisfac­ tory for everybody, including our resident cats, who wore themselve out trying to get to the alien tabby, with murder in their Sia­ mese minds. Lost Her Faith In the end, which is to say in ihe early summer, we f#.ind her a job in a grocery store, but she was half wild by then, had lost her faith in people, and didn't fit in. She threw up the job. or got fired from it, and what happened to her later we never knew, but always doubted that it was any­ thing very good. We were new in Westchester then, and could plead ignorance— specifically, ignorance of the West­ chester County Society for the Pre­ vention of Cruelty to Animals in Briarcliff, in behalf of which we have told this fragment of the saga of the green-eyed tabby. (There is a great deal more to it—kittens born and killed, prob ably by the torn; a single black kitten protected desperately und< er a stone fence.) We should have taken her to the SPCA shelter in Briarcliff Manor, and will do so for the next kitten who has un wisely grown up to be a cat, and been abandoned for his trouble, and turns to us for help Homes for 230 Cats The society will- wedge him in somehow, as it would have wedged in the tabby. For her, it might have found a proper home. They found homes for 230 cats last year, and for 928 dogs, which is Suburban Floor Covering SPECIALISTS, INC. 42 E. Main Street MOunt Kisco 6-6166 141 E. 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In addition to finding new homes for cats and dogs—and supervising the addptions—the society return ed 146 lost dogs and eight lost cats to their 4 owners. .Its ambu­ lance made '1,118 calls, and sev­ enty-six cases of cruelty to ani­ mals were investigated. Rescutes Deer The society also rescues deer from ice floes and retrieves cats from high places and has, on-oc­ casion, sent small boys into cGl- verts to fish out bitches and their pups stranded there. It provides veterinarian service, including spaying of female dogs and cats, an operation which makes them more adoptable, and should be much more widely performed — and costs money. As, of course, does everything, As the county's human population has grown, so has its population of the four-footed. (Including, a little mysteriously, its population of ideer; our vegetable gardenfsupy ^ plies a small, -but iricreasfig-, £esi-\ dent herd.)* The presentvfacilities , of the Westchester County SPCA 1 — - which was founded in 1883 and/ lives on contributions—aye inade­ quate, and grow daily less ade- ' quate. The society owns land adjacent to its present site on Route 100, Briarcliff. It could build (there a main shelter with new quarters for its guests—with outside runs for cats, for example. It could, also; further its spraying program, engage a full-time humane agent, provide an isolation ward for sick animals, and increase its advertis­ ing of,animals for adoption —so that th'ere would be less j excuse to plead ignorance as we do in re­ gard to the green-eyed tabby. The society is seeking contribu­ tions. If they could reach a total of $100,000, the society could, make its facilities * meet the need for them. 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