March 4
Albert Ehlers, a North Patchogue fireman, was presented
with a Jacob Ruppert award plaque and $100 check when
his promptness and ability averted near tragedy recently.
Mr. Ehlers was awarded for his heroism when he gave artificial
respiration to Charles Todd, a neighbor and fellow
vamp, who was overcome in his home by cleaning fumes.
Due to the aid of the fire department and Mr. Ehlers, Mr.
Todd spent a week in the hospital for toxic poisoning but
The first Leap Year baby to be born at Brookhaven Memorial
Hospital was Stefan Currier Johnson, son of the
Rev. and Mrs. Keith Johnson of West Main Street, Center
The Blue Point Hook & Ladder Company will mark its
70th anniversary with a dance at the firehouse. The company
was organized March 1, 1890 with George C. Hoyer
as foreman.
The Bar Mitzvah of Barry Gorn, son of Mr. and Mrs. Norman
Gorn of Lincoln Road in West Yaphank, took place in
Temple Beth-El. Rabbi A. Irving Schnipper officiated, assisted
by Cantor Hyman Nadboy.
Mr. and Mrs. Irving Coleman and family have moved from
Station Road to their new home on Circuit Road.
With the receipt of formal notification from the U.S. Department
of Health, Education and Welfare of an outright
Federal construction grant of $98,000 to Central School
District 4, the board of education decided to schedule another
vote on an addition to the Kreamer Street Elementary
School sometime during the week of April 3.
Sid Andrunik of Bellport High School is the wrestling
champion of League II in the 104 pound class. He earned
the title by defeating Arthur Cadeux of Kings Park, who
until this match had a season record of 17 wins and no
The Playcrafters, a new dramatic and musical group centered
in Bellport, will hold its first public meeting at the
Community House on Bell Street.
Miss Bernadette Stephani, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
George L. Stephani of 428 Zipp Avenue, has been named
to the bids and program committee of the senior ball at the
State University College of Education at Oneonta. A June
1956 graduate of Bellport High School, she is a major in
early childhood education.
Mr. and Mrs. George Pollis of Waverly Avenue, Medford,
celebrated their 14th wedding anniversary.
Gordon S. Wassermann, a senior at Patchogue High
School, will join 39 other high school seniors, judged as the
“Nation’s most promising future scientists,” in Washington,
D.C. to compete for $34,250 in Westinghouse science scholarships
at the annual Science Talent Institute.
The average home cost in Shirley is now $10,000, representing
an upgrading in room number and size over the
community’s previous average of $7,500 five years ago.
Norman Birkevaag was elected secretary and Raymond
Schutter was elected trustee of the Property Owners of
Mastic Acres and Shirley at a meeting held last week. New
members accepted into the association were Mr. and Mrs.
George Csabon, Charles Stark and Edwin Balsley.
Ground was broken Feb. 17 for the $750,000 St. John the
Evangelist parochial school on South Ocean Avenue in
Center Moriches.
Fred Schorsch, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Schorsch of Siegfried
Park, won the trophy in the junior main event, a 25-lap
race, which was held at the Hagerman Speedway Racing Go-
Cart Club in Hagerman. Fred is only 8 years of age. ■

March 11

Gordon Seth Wassermann of 413 East
Main Street, who returned this week from
Washington, D.C. where he competed for
Westinghouse scholarships and awards
during the Science Talent Institute, has
been named the valedictorian of the senior
class of Patchogue High School. The salutatorian
will be Miss Elisa deForest Ruland
of 191 North Ocean Avenue. Alan Dranitzke
of 115 Shore Road, will be the essayist.
The season’s worst storm is ancient history,
but statistics and the back-aches of local
shovel-wielders prove it ranked with the
most severe storms which have whipped
the area since the memorable blizzard of
1947. Sixteen and one-half inches of snow
fell last week.
Future Nurses Club at Patchogue High
School received their national charter
from National League of Nursing. Officers
included Margaret Spence, Patricia Smith,
Margaret McCann and Mary Ellen Dudley.
Jack and Jerry Store of 124 East Main
Street, Patchogue, is inviting everyone to
enter a contest, the idea of which is to estimate
the actual cash value of the Zenith
merchandise displayed in its window. The
three closest estimates of the total amount
will each receive a Zenith Transistor radio.
Intramural volleyball champions at Patchogue
Junior High School are the Rick-
A-Shays, composed of Margaret Deedy,
Maris Richard, Sharon Lang, Ann Musemeci,
Francie Holz, Lucy Prebianca, Linda
Brock, Patty McBride, Lenore Cohen, Mary
Ann Kentoffio, Doreen Pelmont and Mrs.
Robert Clendennen, instructor.
Miss Janet Begelman, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Herman Begelman of 74 Chestnut
Avenue, is on the dean’s list at Mount Idea.
She is taking the training course for airline
Mrs. J. Emerson Bransford of Avery Avenue
is a patient in Brookhaven Memorial
Hospital. Mrs. Bransford fell and has a broken
ankle which is in a cast.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Toth of Everett Street
celebrated their 18th wedding anniversary.
Miss Judy Cohen, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Sam Cohen of Laurel Street, and Miss
Marilyn Daleo of Corona are on a 15-day
Caribbean cruise on the liner Hanseatic.
Miss Cohen is a secretary with the Union
Savings Bank and Miss Daleo is a nurse in
the Idlewild Medical Office.
Now having a two-story home built on
Fireplace Neck Road on property bought
from Mrs. Rose McAvoy are Mr. and Mrs.
Charles E. Colgan of Patchogue. The Colgans
have a nine-year old son, David. Mr.
Colgan is with National Cash Register
The 49th wedding anniversary of Mr. and
Mrs. Frank Carmichael of 50 Scherger Avenue
was Feb. 13.
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Klug and son, Michael,
have returned home from Florida where
Mr. Klug was discharged from the 76th
F.F.I. Squadron at McCoy Air Base. They
are residing in an apartment on Fairview
Avenue, Bayport and Mr. Klug has accepted
an engineering position at Brookhaven
National Laboratory.
The Moriches Medical Group opened
officially last week at 40 North Ocean Avenue
in Center Moriches. The resident physicians
are Drs. Lewis F. Foster, John M.
Rodgers and Adolph J. Stampfl, all general
Wedgewood view plates, various bowls,
plates and cups, all created by Alan Price
of Center Moriches, are being displayed
this week at the Center Moriches Public
Library. Mr. Price came to the United
States from England in 1953 and began designing
dinnerware patterns for the American

March 18
A totally Democratic Patchogue Village Board was voted
into office for the ninth consecutive year Tuesday, led by
the election of Trustee Robert T. Waldbauer as mayor. His
Republican opponent for the mayoralty post, Salvatore
B. Shortino, a 30-year-old Patchogue Junior High School
teacher, lost by the decisive vote of 1,695 to 986.
Fire broke out shortly before 5 p.m. yesterday in the loft
of a building at 192 West Main Street, Patchogue. The loft—
occupied by Mid-island Sportwear and Haven Sportwear,
manufacturers of dresses—was unoccupied at the time.
The blaze completely gutted the loft.
Little John Noble Jr., of 115 Hemlock Street in Mastic
Beach, was in good condition late yesterday after he swallowed
nine sleeping pills early Sunday. The 3-year-old son
of Mrs. John Noble, he was discharged Tuesday morning
from Bayview hospital. The boy found a bottle of sleeping
pills in the medicine cabinet above the sink in the bathroom.
Eating the pills, the youngster gave one to his 2-yearold
brother, Michael.
The community of Shirley is being considered as one of
the possible sites for the establishment of a permanent Suffolk
campus of Adelphi College.
Members of the AFL-CIO-affiliated local of the Oil,
Chemical and Atomic Workers International Union at the
Brookhaven National Laboratory here were continuing
their strike for higher wages and fringe benefits at press
time yesterday.
The end of Meadow Lane in Brookhaven was the scene
of much activity after 12 a.m. Sunday, when about 100 persons
gathered at the Dennis Puleston home in order to observe
the eclipse of the moon.
The Community ambulance had a busy week since last
Tuesday, making six trips.
An organization meeting for the American Red Cross
fund drive was held this week at the home of the chairman,
Mrs. Leslie Weiss of South Country Road.
James Vaughan was appointed as a village trustee to
replace the late Willis H. Hawkins on the Bellport Village
Board at the board’s meeting Monday night. Mr. Vaughan
will serve until the end of the village official year and will
assume Mr. Hawkins’ appointments on the highway, sanitation
and bathing beach committees.
Robert C. Snow, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Snow, celebrated
his first birthday with a party at the home of his
parents, 215 Lakewood Street. The theme was Walt Disney
Congratulations poured in from neighbors and friends of
Amanda Liscombe, who on March 4 celebrated her 90th
birthday in her home just across the line from Speonk in
Eastport. Many cards, letters (including one from Mamie
Eisenhower) and telephone calls helped pass the day
pleasantly despite the season’s biggest snowstorm which
kept her as well as her neighbors shut in all day.
Champs of volleyball at Patchogue Junior High School’s
eighth- and ninth-grade intramurals included Iantha Smith,
Linda Fourney, Josephine Jones, Frances Brandi, Joann
Gordon, Gloria McBee, Florence Miller and Maryann Jagiello.
Miss Doris Nemschick of Ohio Avenue, Medford, has enrolled
for a course in air line hostess training in a New York
City school. ■







Ground was broken at Brookhaven National Laboratory
for a new physics department building. Construction of
this building will provide an area of about 104,000 square
feet and will cost about $3,000,000.
John Franco, a meatcutter you may have seen many
times at the Patchogue A&P supermarket, is trading this
well-paying occupation to become a fisher of men. In just a
matter of days he will ascend to the pulpit of a Pentecostal
church in Youngstown, O., where a congregation of about
150 will address him as the Rev. Mr. Franco.
Joanie Bernhardt, 6, resting on a couch watching television,
jumped up when her mother asked if she’d like to go
for a drive. A few minutes later, a car crashed into a wall
of the house, sending a heavy lamp and chunk of plaster
down where the girl had been reclining. The daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Bernhardt of 170 Washington Avenue,
North Patchogue, Joanie had been staying home from kindergarten
with a cold. The car, driven by Frank Widmer of
Hempstead, went out of control as he was attempting to
pass another.
Swezey and Newins and Ringling Brothers are combining
forces for the next 10 days in presenting the store’s 66th
birthday circus sale. Wild beasts, clowns, circus balloons
and 352 awards, worth more than $4,500, are combined
with hundreds of special merchandise values for this event
that lasts through April 2.
Jo Ann Mistler, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ferde Mistler
of Ohio Avenue, Medford, was hostess to a group of her
young friends and classmates at a rock and roll party in
her home.
Robert Liebermann, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Liebermann
of Jayne Avenue, Patchogue, received a Lafayette
College scholarship.
Winners of the Zenith merchandise contest sponsored
by Jack and Jerry Stores of 124 East Main Street, were announced.
They are: Ervin Gage of East Patchogue, Larry
Garnier of East Patchogue and Doris Presti of Holbrook.
Each won a 1960 Zenith transistor radio for coming closest
in price for estimating the actual cash value of Zenith
merchandise in the store window.
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Bornschein of 46 Denton Street, Canaan
Lake, Patchogue, celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary.
Agostino Bono, son of Mr. and Mrs. Achille Bono of 12
Union Avenue in East Patchogue, has been named valedictorian
of the Bellport High School graduating class of 1960.
Salutatorian is Janet Marcinowski, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
John Marcinowski of Munsell Road in East Patchogue.
Edgar Bright, athletic director at Patchogue Public
Schools, awarded Ray Weeks the Arthur Breyer Most Valuable
Basketball Player award at the winter sports awards
Michael Pontieri has been elected captain of the Bay Avenue
School Safety Patrol. Michael is the son of Mr. and
Mrs. Joseph Pontieri of 122 Marvin Street.
Four lambs were born March 14 to a ewe owned by Christian
H. Muller of Barns Road, Moriches. “Such a birth is
perhaps one in 10,000,” said H.D. Wells, county agriculture
agent, when told of the event.■




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