Nov 5
In observance of its 75th anniversary,
The Patchogue Bank invited the public
to the opening of a branch office at 468
East Main Street. The public was welcome
to inspect the further modernization
and renovations at the main building
at 47 West Main Street as well.
The Manorville Fire Department has
organized its own band, culminating the
efforts of Chief Walter Plisko, who institute
the drive to raise money for the General
Welfare Fund for the department.
The band will be under the leadership of
Professor George Hambright.
Carol Walker, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. John Walker of Raimond Street in
Yaphank, is back in school with her left
arm in a cast. It was broken when she fell
from her bicycle.
Otto Fries, arrived by plane from
Bavaria, Germany, will be staying with
his son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and
Mrs. Emil Fries, and family of Shannon
Boulevard in Yaphank. This is his first
trip to America and the first time he has
seen his grandchildren. Mr. Fries expects
to stay here about four months.
A double celebration for the birthday
of George Densing and the 15th wedding
anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Milton
Bevis, all of Blue Point, was celebrated.
They enjoyed dinner at Michaels in Sayville
and then attended Wonderful Town
by the Sayville Music Workshop at the
junior high school.
Mrs. William S. Bell Jr., of Clover Lane
in Brookhaven, was thrilled to learn she
and her husband were the winners of
a $2,000 gift certificate toward the purchase
of a new car when attending the
annual banquet of the Patchogue Chamber
of Commerce.
Joan Crawford, one of the stars in the
movie The Best of Everything, finally
got around to seeing herself on the big
screen—and she picked Patchogue in
which to see the finished product. Last
Thursday, Miss Crawford and her party
of four visited the Patchogue Theatre to
catch a matinee. According to theatre
personnel, the glamorous movie star was
dressed informally in slacks, kerchief
and dark glasses and spent the afternoon
at the movies without causing too much
A book by Osborn Elliott, a resident
on Shore Road in Bellport and managing
editor of Newsweek Magazine, was
published Oct. 28 by Harper & Brothers.
Titled Men at the Top, the book is an
account of the men who run American
business and industry today.
Friends of Mrs. Marie Louise
McChesney and Miss Barbara Capen of
Bellport might be interested to know
that their project of drying and arranging
flowers into winter bouquets will
be featured in another New York city
newspaper. The Daily News sent a photographer
to Bellport to take pictures of
the drying process and some finished
arrangements. These photographs in
color will be featured in the magazine
section of the Sunday news within the
next few weeks.
Betsy Baker, Richard Hague, Patricia
Reilly, Michael Ince, Lionel Rosenblatt,
Kathy Klein, Carol Donohue, Gwenda
Foster and Robert Love, all students at
Bellport High School, were among the
13,029 to tour the Brookhaven National
Laboratory atomic lab during a three-day
open house held Oct. 23, 24 and 31.
The Patchogue High School soccer
team will play two night soccer games on
the Patchogue High football field Nov. 6.
This is the first night high school soccer
game. As far as the records show there
has never been a soccer game under the
lights in Suffolk County. This is the first
year for the soccer team at Patchogue
High School and it is hoped that these
night games will stimulate interest and
enthusiasm for the sport.
Michael J. Jochnowitz, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Sidney Jochnowitz of Colonial
Drive in East Patchogue, who is
a sophomore at Marietta College, is a
member of the Alpha Pi Delta fraternity
and the Brandeis Club. He is majoring
in chemistry. Michael is expected to be
home with his family for the Thanksgiving

Nov 12

In this world of mass production men and mass production
machines, the genuine craftsman is slowly going
out of style. This is not yet the result of some concerted
public attack, but because the profit of old traditions
and skills is usually not enough to influence young men.
The old ways are practiced by old men, such as August
Sabini, 74, who restores and repairs antiques. His shop
is located on Main Street in East Moriches, in the building
formerly occupied by Raynor’s Grocery store.
J. Leroy Smith of 197 Swezey Street in Patchogue,
owner of Smith Bros. Dairy, has plenty to crow about.
One of his brown leghorn male chickens has just been
named a champion in its class. The bird competed
against 50 other brown leghorn males from all parts of
the nation. Mr. Smith won a cash prize of $35.
Several Patchogue institutions benefit substantially
under the will of Fanny Goldstein, prominent Patchogue
resident who died Sept. 9, leaving an estate valued by
the probate petition at more than $20,000 in person and
more than $20,000 in real property. The Brookhaven
Memorial Hospital Association, of which Mrs. Goldstein
was a director, is given 1,250 shares of stock of Food
Fair Stores Inc., to be used for the general purposes of
the hospital. Temple Beth-El of Patchogue is given 1,050
shares of the same stock for its general purposes. The
Sisterhood of Temple Beth-El received 300 shares and
200 shares goes to the Patchogue Hebrew Cemetery
Ricky’s Drive-in, which is operated by three Patchogue
men—Tony Allocca, Henry Francesco and Andrew Giella,
has received hearty welcome by people in the area.
All meats are U.S. Government inspected and approved.
Other economy items include a variety of soft drinks
and something new called “Ricky Pizzaburger.” Other
drive-ins are in the planning stage for locations in Islip,
Shirley and Westhampton Beach.
Vernon O’Rourke has returned to his home on South
Country Road after a business trip to Rio de Janeiro,
Brazil, Buenos Aires, Argentina and Aruba.
An exhibit of lovely laces is now on view in the two
Genevieve B. Earle memorial display cases in the Bellport
Memorial Library. Mrs. Oliver S. Reading, Mrs.
Charles Marvin and Mrs. George Peter have loaned the
laces for the exhibit.
William C. Fichtner was guest-of-honor at a birthday
party in honor of his 75th birthday given by his wife at
their home on Baker Street, Patchogue.
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Gomory of South Howell’s Point
Road and Brooklyn Heights sailed this week for Europe
on the Queen Mary.
A resolution urging the selection of Manorville mail
carrier Thomas Jamer to serve as acting postmaster
on the retirement of the present postmaster, Mrs. Marian
Mosley, was adopted at the Oct. 30 meeting of the
Manorville Taxpayers and Civic Association.
The Blue Point-Bayport Rosary Society of Our Lady
of the Snow R.C. Church held an auction which was
attended by about 100 guests. The auctioneers were
David Ballantine and William Rogers.
The Sit and Sew Club met Nov. 4 at the home of Mrs.
William Ritchie of Purick Street, Blue Point. Attending
were Mesdames Leon Swezey, Alfred Swezey, William
Weyhrauch and Frieda Boyd of Blue Point and Mrs.
George Pope of Sayville.
The Mastic Beach Yacht Club auxiliary elected Mrs.
Helen Prestia as president. Other offices elected were
Mary Hartman, vice president; Marie Larsen, secretary;
Alice Schulz, treasurer and Josephine DeFeo, “Sunshine”

Nov 19
Flames completely charred the interior of a West
Patchogue ranch house belonging to a paraplegic couple
causing heavy damage to furniture and clothes. The exterior
of the house was not seriously affected. Patchogue
Fire Dept. vamps answered the call and rushed to the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Fondacara of 38 Oxbow
Road, Patchogue. Mrs. Fondacarao, confined to a wheelchair,
left the house uninjured but was unable to salvage
too much of her belongings. The fire was, apparently,
caused by electric wires under the kitchen floor.
Mrs. Carroll M. Swezey of Roe Avenue in East
Patchogue slipped on wet leaves near her home when
she was walking her dog and fell, breaking her hip and
her arm. She is confined to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital,
but expects to be home in time for Thanksgiving.
Wilbur S. Stakes of Bellport has been elected to members
in Pi Gamma Mu, national honorary social science
fraternity. Stakes is a student at Randolph-Macon Men’s
Miss Barbara Finn, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alford
Finn of South Country Road in Bellport, entertained a
group of students who participated in the production,
The Mikado, following the performance at Bellport High
Saturday night.
Officials of Central District 4 disclosed that the cost of
the proposed senior high school site is nearly $1,000 an
acre cheaper than other land in the area. The 35 acres
at the junction of Head of the Neck Road and Munsell
Road can be acquired by the school district for $70,000,
including legal fees, surveys and interest charges. This
means a total average cost of $2,000 an acre. It has been
determined that the asking price of several other parcels
of land in the area is about $3,000 an acre, according to
William Curtis, supervising principal of the district.
Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Thom of 26 Harris Street were
pleasantly surprised at a party held in honor of their
25th wedding anniversary.
Miss Idea Becker, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter G.
Becker of 30 Hewlett Avenue in East Patchogue, has
been elected to membership in Epsilon Sigma chapter of
Kappa Delta Pi, a national honor sorority in education.
Michel Suuberg of Southern Boulevard returned Nov.
6 from Japan and the Persian Gulf after a nine-month
The 25th annual Gold Chevron Ball of the Henry J.
Jones Post, Veterans of Foreign Wars, was held at the
Veterans Hall on Long Island Avenue. Music was by the
Mrs. Sidney J. Kelly of Arthur Avenue, Brookhaven-
South Haven, for the seventh year entered the Women’s
International Exposition held at the 34th Street Armory
in New York City. She showed a landscape done in
oil and some tatting. She received a second and third
Edmund W. Tuton, principal of Patchogue Senior High
School, received word from Ira R. Kraybill, executive
secretary of the Commission on Secondary Schools of
the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary
Schools, that the commission had decided at its
November meeting to place the name of Patchogue
Senior High School on the list of accredited schools.
This accreditation will be in effect for eight years, then
there will be another evaluation.
Jake Holz and Bill Huber have been elected co-captains
of the 1960 Patchogue Red Raider soccer team.
The young people of the Blue Point Baptist Church
conducted the evening service this week. Henry Schwab
led the congregation in prayer followed by a vocal duet
by Misses Patricia Land and Sharon Tuttle. Richard
Weyhrauch read the scripture lesson and he and Lewis
Worrad Jr. took up the collected.

Nov 26

The Brookhaven National Laboratory received a visit
from a part of top Soviet scientists and engineers which
has been touring various atomic energy installations in
the United States since Nov. 5.
A zone change that will clear the way for the
establishment of an 83-acre industrial park in Yaphank
was approved by the Brookhaven Town Board, subject
to the set-back and screening covenants that will run
with the land.
Justus Roe and Sons, Patchogue’s oldest industrial
concern, has started construction on a new, modern
building that is expected to be completed by early spring.
The steel tape manufacturers have located their new
plant site between the former Connelly Shipyard and the
Rite Fuel Corporation, with a small portion bordering
the Patchogue River and the main parcel fronting on
Bransford Lane, off River Avenue.
An off-duty Patchogue police sergeant arrested two
men on charges that they were attempting to break
open a telephone coin box. The two men, Andrew Lee
Conklin of Selden and Walter E. Korn of Selden, were
arrested when Police Sgt. Richard Benincase heard the
clash of metal on metal at a darkened gas station at 330
West Main Street. He investigated and found the pair
attacking a public phone with a chisel. Authorities said
they had gotten about $39 in change.
Gloria Jean Dinkins will be soloist at Union
Thanksgiving Service at the Methodist Church of
Daniel Berke was appointed chairman of the Patchogue
Village Zoning Board of Appeals to fill the unexpired term
of Milton Wiggins, who is resigning in early December.
George Mistler of Woodland Park Road, Bellport,
returned home from a week’s hunting trip to Indian
Lake with Robert Strier of Bayport, Anthony Mistler of
Sayville and Ralph Kassner of Patchogue.
With Don Scheibel as coach and Eddie Sives as referee,
the Veteran of Foreign Wars basketball team is now
being formed in Brookhaven-South Haven.
Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Rudtke Sr. and family of Mt.
Vernon Avenue, Medford, have moved into their new
home, the former Robert Pelletreau residence on North
Ocean Avenue.
A rock and roll birthday party was held in honor of
Robert Sheperd, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Sheperd Sr.
of Harris Street. The room was decorated in rock and
roll motif and dancing and refreshments were enjoyed
by Robert Harms, Kenneth Benkenstein, Bruce Weid,
James Payne, Stanley Drozdowski, Cathy Hopf, Martha
Perlstein, Michele Ronald, Iris Janek, Michele Dioguardo,
William Weiler Jr. and Robert’s sister, Candee.
William Floyd’s Bill Lundberg put on a fantastic display
of guts as he dug himself out of a hole to come on, in
the last half mile, and finish third in the New York State
Class B Cross Country Championship run at Colgate
University on Nov. 14.
Mrs. Mavis Deckert has opened her Peter Pan Beauty
Shop in a new building beside her home on the State
Road in Medford. She previously had been in the
Cacioppo building.
Mr. and Mrs. Martin Thomas of Oregon Avenue in
Medford celebrated their 12th wedding anniversary over
the weekend.
Installation of officers for both the Mastic Beach Yacht
Club and its auxiliary took place. Elected were Frank
Cicchetti, commodore; Oliver Cooper, vice commodore;
Clarence Hartman, rear commodore; Richard Brennan,
treasurer; Frank Rink, financial secretary; Paul Presta,
secretary; and Martin Kramer, measurer. Outgoing
commodore Richard Brennan was presented with a
gift. Auxiliary officers installed were Mrs. Helen Presta,
president; Mrs. Mary Hartman, vice president; Mrs. Alice
Schulz, treasurer; and secretary, Mrs. Marie Larsen.
Alfred A. Volkmann, a junior at the College of William
and Mary, has been tapped for membership in Pi Delta
Epsilon, national collegiate journalism fraternity. Son
of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred P. Volkmann of 37 Park Street in
Blue Point, he is a pre-law student.
Mr. and Mrs. Gerard Towey of Bellport Road celebrated
their 12th wedding anniversary.
A Patchogue couple, both handicapped, said last week
that they hope to return within a month to their speciallyequipped
home, which was gutted by fire Nov. 18. Mrs.
Frank Fondacaro of 38 Oxbow Road said she and her
husband hope to be back in their seven-month-old ranch
home “within three weeks or a month.”


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