April 1

Bellport and Brookhaven firemen battled a fierce blaze at
the Wyandotte Hotel Annex on Brown’s Lane, Bellport, for
nearly three hours. The considerable damage was confined
to the upper floor and rear of the two-story annex. Cause
of the fire is unknown.
Twin sisters, Peggy and Patty Fuchs, celebrated their
ninth birthdays with a party. They took the following guests
to see the movie Toby Tyler, Caryn Barbero, Gail Koshland,
Susan Hagamen, Maureen Fogarty, Jane Mullaney, Paula
Feeney and the twins’ sister, Marianne. Peggy and Patty
are the daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Fuchs of Country
Club Road, Bellport.
Robert Lomicky, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Lomicky of
10 Maple Drive, East Patchogue, has been accepted at Bucknell
University. He will major in chemical engineering.
Miss Sally Ann Roe, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John J. Roe
Jr. of 12 Raynors Lane, Bellport, will participate with the
Centenary Singers in a performance of the oratorio, “Stabat
Mater,” by G.B. Pergolesi, at Centenary College for Women.
Twenty exhibits designed and prepared by Space Age Scientific
Setonites were displayed at Seton Hall High School,
Patchogue. The first-place winners were Theresa Weller, a
study of the chick embryo; Lawrence Faber, weather station;
and Charles Fiore, electronics in math.
Eight young children escaped to safety when the upstairs
area of their Miller Avenue home burned. The youngsters,
who are the children of Mrs. Jessie Turner, were taken into
the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Bryant of 31 Miller Avenue.
Mrs. Turner and her daughter, Dollie Anne, were away
from the three-room dwelling when fire broke out. No one
was injured in the blaze.
The bantam bowling league closed its season at the Patchogue
Bowling Center with a sweepstakes and a dinner.
The winner of the sweepstakes was 11-year-old Toni Ann
Fuoco, who bowled a 365 two-game handicap series.
Miss Marilyn Maud of Danes Street and Miss Jacqueline
Gannon of Rowland Avenue returned home from a weekend
of skiing in Manchester, Vt. Miss Maud and Miss Gannon
are both teachers at the Tremont Avenue School. Miss
Maud, an avid ski enthusiast, also attended the Winter
Olympics in Squaw Valley, Calif.
Principal Harry W. Huson of the East Moriches School
announced the top honor students of the graduating class.
Miss Penny L. Tuttle, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William
Tuttle of Montauk Avenue, was highest with a 93.6 average,
and will be valedictorian at the June commencement.
Miss Patricia Bristow, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward
Bristow Jr. of Watchogue Avenue, was a close second with
an average of 93.5. Miss Bristow will give the salutatorian’s
The Scribes Club of Patchogue High School met and
Vickie Fagone, Harriet Ross, Linda Scala, Lydia Gallardo
and Gloria Meyer participated in telephone conversations
which showed the right and wrong ways of answering the
Richard Prybzerski, a ninth-grade student in Patchogue
High School, was named the third-place winner in an essay
contest sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary of the Veterans
of Foreign Wars. Richard’s essay “Civil Defense—An American
Tradition” was in competition with essays from high
schools throughout the region.

April 8

Central School District 4 voters have approved a proposition
to construct a $255,000, seven-classroom addition to
the Kreamer Street Elementary School.
Ronald Salamone, son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Salamone
of Mulford Street in Patchogue, will be on tour with the
University of Rochester Glee Club. First appearance will
be on the Ed Sullivan TV Show.
The Joseph E. Mayer Greenhouses, wholesalers in Patchogue
since 1928, will open a retail flower shop at 399
Medford Avenue, Patchogue. It will be known as Mayer’s
Flower Cottage and will adjoin the wholesale plant.
Miss Margaretha Roeloffs, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kurt
Roeloffs of West Shore Road, Patchogue, has been named
to national honor society membership for her outstanding
work in German and psychology while a student at Adelphi
College. Miss Roeloffs, a junior, was named to Delta Phi
Alpha, German Honor Society, and to Psi Chi, national honorary
society in psychology.
Walter C. Hewitt Jr. of Bellport was sworn in as an attorney
at the Appellate Division of the State Supreme Court
on March 30.
The Patchogue Rotary Club held its annual election of
officers and directors. Peter V. Snyder was elected to the
post of president, succeeding Carroll M. Swezey Jr. John
J. Roe Jr. is the new vice president. Dr. Joseph S. Libbin
was elected the club’s new secretary and Clifford Scarlett,
treasurer. Directors are Mr. Swezey, Alton Crippen, the
Rev. Stuart W. Van Cott, Arthur Pettit, William H. Rogers,
Wesley Springhorn Jr. and Frank Marran.
Tommy Hagamen celebrated his seventh birthday with a
treasure hunt at his home on South Country Road. Richard
Geiger, David Marder, Billy Gibson, Tommy MacLeod, John
Mehrman and Neil Terwilliger attended the party.
Young bowlers in the Bantam League received recognition
for accomplishments during league season, which ended
March 26 at Patchogue Bowling Center: Ronnie Schiera,
most improved bowler; Toni Ann Fuoco, high game of 165;
Frank Parrett, high game of 175; Mike Iarocci, high series
of 423 and Tom Iarocci, high average of 122.
A bon voyage party was given at the Yaphank Presbyterian
Church for Mrs. Ernst Preuss of Lincoln Road in
Yaphank who will be flying to Germany the latter part of
the month.
A dogwood tree was planted March 24 in memory of Irving
Rosenblum at the Mastic Beach Hebrew Center by students
of William Floyd School. Irving, who was the son of
Mr. and Mrs. Bert Rosenblum of Montauk Highway, Mastic,
was one of four teenagers killed January 1959 in an automobile
accident in East Moriches.
While some people can play the piano, few can make
them. Among those few is Joseph Douksza, who worked
for many years as a piano finisher for Steinway & Sons,
retiring in 1957. Mr. Douksza admits with a wry grin that he
can’t play the instrument he makes but has built the house
he and his wife live in at Silas Carter Road in Manorville
and much of the furniture in it.
A new Patchogue Fire Department signal horn for the
Lake Street headquarters was proposed. The present horn
assembly is 25 to 30 years old and its reliability in sustained
alarm sounding is strongly doubted.
Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Taylor are back in Blue Point again
as proprietors of the Blue Point Pharmacy. Mr. and Mrs.
Taylor and their three children reside on Weeks Street.
Over the weekend the Explorer Scouts of Suffolk County
held a Jubilee at Camp Baiting Hollow to celebrate the 50th
anniversary of scouting, Explorers from Troop 49 who attended
were Dennis Augustine, Michael Curtis and Joseph
Tmay Jr., under the leadership of Hugh Wedegis, assistant

April 15
Two bodies, which Suffolk Police said
were fully clad in foul weather gear and
with life preservers, were washed ashore
from Great South Bay in Patchogue Tuesday
afternoon. The victims were identified
as Robert E. Cone, 33, a Manhattan writer
and Joe Raymond McGowan, 29, Manhattan
personnel director, who—outbound
from Patchogue—had attempted to reach
Water Island on Great South Beach on
Monday in a 16-foot skiff but were apparently
swamped by rough water.
The Babylon office of the New York Department
of Public Works reported yesterday
that it has been authorized by Albany
to make surveys and maps to acquire
rights-of-way for the widening of Sunrise
Highway between Great River and Phyllis
Drive, Patchogue.
The Brookhaven Town Board Tuesday
authorized Norton Brothers, civil engineers
of 70 East Main Street, Patchogue, to
bring up to date the town’s tax maps. They
also appointed Marcel Beitel of 20 North
Howell’s Point Road in Bellport as town director
of purchasing, effective Monday, at
$8,000 per year.
The Army Corps of Engineers announced
this week that Charles B. Merwin of 264
West Avenue, Patchogue, has requested a
permit to construct a pier in the Patchogue
River five feet wide and 75 feet long, in a
“T” shape.
The Patchogue Village Board Monday
night authorized preparations for the installation
of stop signs on village streets intersecting
Roe Boulevard following Mayor
Robert T. Waldbauer’s report of a serious
car accident that evening on Roe Boulevard
at Ketcham Avenue. Another minor accident
occurred previously on the same day.
The Civil Air Patrol’s pre-darkness patrol
flights over the bay proved effective last
Sunday when Capt. Thomas James spotted
a boat in distress near Center Moriches.
Without radio gear on board, James had to
return to the Mastic strip to telephone the
Coast Guard at Moriches and returned to
the location, circling until a tow was provided
by the Coast Guard.
Spring has really come to grade two of
the Kreamer Street school in Bellport. As a
part of their science program, the children
in one of the second grades have hatched
some chickens, using an incubator in place
of the mother hen.
At the annual meeting of the Bellport
Fire Department held last Thursday night
at the fire headquarters, the following officers
were re-elected for the following
year: John Later, chief; Robert Terwilliger,
deputy chief; Marior Czaja, battalion chief;
Walter P. Bergskaug, secretary; and James
Jepson, treasurer.April 27
In the Bellport ladies’ bowling league
this week the league leaders are Progress
Improvement Company with 76 points. J.
Perino had the high game of 209 and high
series of 495. The high team was Relethford
Carpentry with 593. The high team series
was bowled by Hawkins Store—1565.
Mrs. John R. Fordham has returned to
her home on Station Road in Bellport after
spending the winter with her son and
daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. J. Merritt
Fordham and family of Lancaster, Oregon.
Mrs. Merritt Fordham and son, John, spent
a week here with Mrs. Fordham before going
back to Ohio.
A special election will be held April 27
in the Bellport Fire District on a proposal
to acquire a parcel of land next to the firehouse.


April 22

Arson is considered a possible cause of a fire which gutted
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Mastic Beach, the
Rev. John Griffith said after a survey was made by insurance
underwriters and police. Until the new church is
completed, services will be conducted at the Mastic Beach
Hebrew Center.
Stan Allan, a well-known Long Island radio personality
and station manager of WPAC, Patchogue, announced his
resignation to assume the post of secretary and member
of the board of directors of Gateway Enterprises Inc. who
manage the Gateway Playhouse in Bellport.
The 50th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Philip
Bachrach of Division Avenue, Blue Point, was celebrated
April 12 when an anniversary party was held at a meeting
of the Blue Point Golden Age Club in the firehouse.
There will be a special vote in the Bellport Fire district on
the proposed acquisition of property next to the firehouse.
The parcel, which is to be used as a parking space and for
storing fire equipment, is located between the firehouse
and the telephone office in Bellport. A $15,500 bond issue
would finance the purchase.
The Patchogue unit of Hadassah is celebrating its 20th
anniversary with a special program.
Elisa DeForest Ruland, 17, senior and honor student at
Patchogue High School, has won one of eight awards in
the annual $5,000 Bohack College scholarship competition.
She received $500. Elisa is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
George Ruland of 191 North Ocean Avenue in Patchogue.
Retiring from the teaching profession after more than 35
years of faithful service is Mrs. Selma R. Hill, teacher for
the past eight years at North Manorville School, now a part
of Central School District 2.
Plans for the stabilization of the Moriches Inlet were
among the Atlantic Coast Conservation projects discussed
last week before the Suffolk Board of Supervisors by an
engineer of the New York Department of Public Works.
The Brookhaven Town Board has requested an Army permit
to erect a standard for supporting a navigation light at
the entrance to Mud Creek in the Great South Bay at East
Celebrating his 20th year with the Patchogue Electric
Light Company was Harold Sylvester. Mr. Sylvester is PELCO’s
supervisor of operations.
Two ewes and two lambs, owned by Christian Muller of
Barnes Road, Moriches, were killed by a neighbor’s dog.
One of the ewes killed had given birth March 14 to four
lambs. Two were killed. They had been bottle fed by the
Mullers’ boys because the mother ewe rejected them. The
fourth sheep killed was a grown ewe. The Mullers still have
Harry and Bert, the other two lambs which the mother ewe
would care for.
Mr. and Mrs. George Mapes and daughter, Sheri Lynn,
are now living in their home on Raimond Street, Yaphank.
For the past two years the Mapes have been living in Texas
where Mr. Mapes was serving in the Army.
Thousands of food shoppers converged on Patchogue last
week to attend the opening of Hill’s 20th Long Island supermarket
on East Main Street. The long line of early arrivals
stretched for almost two blocks. Opening ceremonies saw
Mayor Robert Waldbauer of Patchogue scissoring the ribbon
while Hilliard Coan, president of Hill’s Supermarkets;
Joseph Daddio, district manager; and Ted Kolczynski, manager
of the new Patchogue store, looked on.
A brief historical pageant, refreshments and a guided
tour will be the program at an open house in the Old
South Haven Presbyterian Church on Montauk Highway.
The pageant, arranged and directed by Miss Laura Ebell
of Patchogue, will depict the adventures of the local Presbyterian
congregation during the period of the American
Revolutionary War.
A local educator, Mrs. Margaret N. Shaffer of Bellport,
has been selected as one of 50 high school teachers from
throughout the nation to participate in the 1960 National
Science Foundation Summer Institute at the State University
College of Education in Oneonta.
A Bellport resident, Robert S. Mullaney, who is a project
engineer at the Grumman Aircraft Engineering corporation,
has been named by the Massachusetts Institute of
Technology as a recipient of an Alfred P. Sloan fellowship
in executive development.
Members of the Patchogue Soccer Club include Doug
Johnson, Richard DeBruyn, Rudi Schranz, Harry Themann,
Heinz Themann, Art Leseberg, Tom Lawn, George Upham,
Paul Gruenheld, Fred Gluekert, Konrad Englert, Fritz Gruenheid,
Hans Ratje, Upham and Paul Gruenheid, Dicter
Backhaus, Ray Gawor, Pete Kibbel and A. DeBruyn

April 29

Felice’s Restaurant in Patchogue was
destroyed by fire last Thursday. The fire
broke out at the west end of the new dining
room. Damage was estimated around
Customers can ask for the craziest
things in supermarkets. If you don’t believe
it, just ask Leonard Locantore, the
alert young manager of Bohack’s in Patchogue.
Among the zanyish requests that
the 34-year-old manager can remember
are calls for frozen “trollops,” “destitute”
salt, canned welch “rabbits” and “imported”
Wisconsin cheese.
Mr. and Mrs. Morg Czaja of South Howell’s
Point Road returned home last week
from an 18-day trip to Florida.
Mr. and Mrs. Willis Calkins Jr. of Bieselin
Road celebrated their seventh wedding
anniversary with dinner at Three Village
Sailing for the Caribbean is Miss Marion
Fessler of 49 Sherman Street in Patchogue,
aboard the Incres Line’s new luxury cruise
ship, M.S. Victoria, on a 16-day cruise to
Nassau, Port Au Prince, La Guaira, Martinique,
St. Thomas and San Juan. Miss Fessler
is employed at General Motors Acceptance
Corporation, Patchogue.
Mrs. Annette Carapezza of East Patchogue
and Arthur Polhemus of Shirley
were installed as worthy high priestess and
watchman of shepherds of Ruth Shrine,
Order of the White Shrine of Jerusalem,
April 20, at a semi-public ceremony.
Miss Christine Budny, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Wallace Budny of Livingston
Road, Bellport, is recuperating at her home
following a tonsillectomy at Brookhaven
Memorial Hospital.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Rant of Woodland Park
Road, Bellport, attended the golden wedding
anniversary celebration of Mr. and
Mrs. Louis Mirabel of Patchogue.
A Sweet Sixteen party was given for Miss
Judy Waldron by her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
August Waldron of North Brewster Lane,
The officers of Henry J. Jones Post, Veterans
of Foreign Wars in Medford, were
installed. Heading the post is Robert Dittmeier.
Staff members include Eugene
Kiernan, Peter Seitz, Henry Sieber, James
Connelly, Raymond Dittmeier, Alfred Ellis,
Joseph Braun, Joseph Lento, Sal Mazzoni,
William Weinrich, Christopher Loglia
and Ed Kriedemaker.
The Dachshund Association of Long
Island held its match show at Roosevelt
Field. The award for the best adult in
match went to Charles Atkins of East Patchogue
for his smooth dachshund “Unna
of Merzdale.”
June Wilder of Moriches lost a heartbreaker
when she was edged out of the
All-Events Championship of the second
annual Suffolk County Woman’s Bowling
Association Tournament by one pin, in a
special playoff at Captree Bowling Center.
Mrs. Anna Doppel of Chichester Avenue,
Center Moriches, was the guest of honor
at a birthday party at her home. She was
celebrating her 93rd year.
Congressman Stuyvesant Wainwright
said last week he has been advised by
Postmaster General Arthur E. Summerfield
that a new post office has been authorized
for Shirley.
Steven Trusnovec, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Fred Trusnovec of Main Street, Yaphank,
celebrated his fifth birthday with a party.
Hugh Hogan, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry
Hogan of Yaphank Avenue, has been chosen
to represent the Mercy High School at
the Annual Catholic Youth Conference at
the College of Notre Dame in Indiana for
three days this summer.
In an election held at the Mastic Beach
Firehouse, Russell W. Riker of 112 Washington
Drive was elected fire chief for the
1960-61 term. First assistant chief is Al
Harrison, second assistant chief is Angelo
Donna Lee, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Robert Lee of Suydam Lane, celebrated
her 10th birthday with a luncheon party
for the following girls: Susan Greenhalgh,
Dale Rutkowski, Charlotte Leach, Jo-Ann
Still, Jean Loeffler, Elsa Easton and Donna’s
The 78th birthday of Charles Springhorn
was celebrated at the Blue Point Firehouse.



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