May 6
Patchogue-Medford School District voters approved a
proposition calling for the construction of a $950,000 elementary
school on district-owned Barton Avenue property
located at the head of Washington Avenue.
The Brookhaven Town Board authorized Supervisor August
Stout Jr. to enter into a contract with International
Business Machines Corp. for the proposed installation
of an IBM system for the assessor’s office, tax extension,
printing assessment roll, tax roll, tax bills, payroll procedures,
appropriation accounting and budgetary control.
The cost for the first year is $41,905 and annual expenses
each succeeding year at approximately $19,580.
If the Felice brothers, Michael and John, wanted a business
motto they might as well choose “As One Door Closes,
Another Opens,” for despite the tragedy of the savage fire
that razed their Patchogue restaurant to the ground April
21, The House of Felice is still very much in business. Operating
from temporary domain in the Patchogue Hotel,
the two brothers have taken over everything (with the sole
exception of the renting of the rooms) in the fine old Patchogue
The speech team of Seton Hall High School won the third
place school trophy in the third annual Catholic Forensic
League Tournament. Team members included Nuala Kenny,
Kathy McFall, Marguerite Almasy, Kathy Conlon, Anita
Palermo, Joseph McCarthy, John Huber, Arthur Brewer
and Natalie Lagumis.
The 15th anniversary dinner of the Ladies’ Auxiliary of
the Hagerman Fire Department was held.
Miss Bella H. Kohn of East Patchogue and Cyril Sloane
of Patchogue will instruct at weekly art classes now being
held at the Suffolk County Home in Yaphank.
Miss Mary-Lou Pellegrino of 58 Roe Boulevard has been
elected president of the Mission Unit at the College of Saint
Elizabeth in New Jersey.
Richard Scott, Rick Hague and Dave Schwarzmuller accompanied
Richard’s father, Aubrey Scott, to Mitchel Field
to attend a conclave of the Order of De Molay. The boys
were delegates of the Charles W. Taylor Chapter of Patchogue.
Patchogue’s powerful track team continued on its merry
way by adding two more dual meets to its credit. Dick
Schwinge posted a double win in both meets by taking the
440 and broad jump. Pete Petty in the mile, Ray Homback
in the 880, John Celauro in the hurdles, Joe Rupolo in the
shotput and Bob Aviano continued undefeated in dual meet
Red Fox has been reinstated as chief of the Poospatuck
Indian Reservation following the resignation of his brother,
Wild Pigeon, who had bested him in a tribal election April
18 by a 24-17 vote. Wild Pigeon, who is also known as Walter
Treadwell, resigned after policy talks with the five-man
tribal council; his brother, Red Fox (Edward Treadwell)
has regained the tribal reins.
Shelley Swezey, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Swezey
of Park Avenue, celebrated her fifth birthday.
Milton Bevis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Milton Bevis of Paumanake
Road, was pleasantly surprised with a party for his
13th birthday.

May 13

plans “with all possible speed” for construction of a
$950,000 elementary school on district-owned Barton Avenue
property located at the head of Washington Avenue,
Patchogue, following the proposition’s favorable 891-468
vote last Wednesday.
Brookhaven Town Supervisor August Stout Jr. this week
announced the appointment by the Town Board of Arthur
Brodrick, P.E. as town engineer, for one year at $9,500, beginning
The moot question of financing Suffolk’s first community
college will come up for a decisive vote at the next Board
of Supervisors meeting May 23, it was predicted here Monday
as the county fathers marked time on the operational
blueprint drawn up by the college’s nine-member board of
It is to be fiesta time, Latin style, in Patchogue this weekend
when famous starts from Spain and Latin America will
be dancing and singing and strolling in native costumes
along the business streets of Patchogue Village. A motorcade
early Friday evening will herald the arrival of the Latin
visitors and will be climaxed when they receive the key
to the village from mayor Robert T. Waldbauer.
Mr. and Mrs. John Spillett and son, John, moved into their
new home on Shannon Boulevard in Yaphank this week.
For the first time in the history of the Gateway Theatre,
a Broadway smash hit, fresh from the hub of the American
Theatre, will be brought to the new gateway stage. Jeffrey
Lynn and Lee Grant will star in “Two for the Seesaw,” making
their first public appearances in the exact roles they
made famous on Broadway. The show will open July 4.
Mesdames Leonard Andors and Blair Munhofen, cochairmen
for the Cancer Fund in Brookhaven hamlet, have
announced that a total of $367 was collected in this hamlet
and has been turned into the fund headquarters.
The annual installation and inspection dinner of the
Yaphank Fire Department was held Saturday at the Pine
Grove Inn in East Patchogue.
The Patchogue Village Board, on a motion by Mayor Robert
T. Waldbauer, unanimously endorsed the prospective
appointment of John Undermark as a deputy Civil Defense
director for the village.
The Spring Festival of Music and Art will be presented
by the students of Bellport High School at the Senior High
School auditorium at 8 p.m. tomorrow.
Over 100 enjoyed the Spring Cruise Dance given by the
Kreamer Street Parent-Teacher Association at the Better
‘Ole in Bellport Friday night.
The annual fund drive of the Bellport Ambulance Company
is underway this week. The area has been cut down
this year to just the Bellport Fire District, the North Bellport
Protection District and the Station Road Protection
District, and it is hoped that a larger percentage of people
in the area will respond with contributions this year.



May 21

At a parish dinner held at the Pine Grove Inn last week,
160 members of Christ Church, Bellport, heard church leaders
outline plans for a new parish hall and improvements of
the existing buildings, at a total cost of $75,000.
Running in Saturday’s Fourteenth Annual County Relays,
Raiders smashed the Class A two-mile record in 8:32:0, bettering
the old record by seven and three-tenths seconds, set
by Port Jefferson two years ago. Team members included
Dick Hutchens, Dick Schwinge, Peter Petty and Ray Hombach.
Winning Raider track members who captured the
480-yard shuttle hurdle relay were Norm Handelman, Joe
Bianca, Carmine Cervellino and Charles Pino.
Charles and Larry Plesh held a grand opening of their
newest motel “The Capri,” located at 479 West Main Street
in Patchogue, on Sunday. They have designed and built
other fine motels throughout the country and are now in
progress on another motel in Shirley at Smith’s Point.
The Moriches Inlet Stabilization Committee last week
took issue with a person in the office of Governor Rockefeller
who described the condition of the Moriches Inlet
as “not good, but cannot yet be classified as dangerous and
as of this date (May 2) no emergency exists.”
Oak Park Nurseries of East Patchogue has started a tree
planting contest for area Boy Scouts, giving each a chance
to win prizes. In contest are Patchogue, East Patchogue
and Bellport troops.
A total of 111 students in the Patchogue Junior High
School were placed on the honor roll with averages of 90
percent and above for the report card period ending April
8. Of this total, the freshman class had a total of 25, the
eighth grade a total of 34 and the seventh grade a total of
52 pupils.
The Association for the Help of Retarded Children Summer
Camp program will be open July 5 at Caanan Lake under
the direction of Henry Berkowitz. A well-rounded plan
of activities is being prepared for the children, it was announced
by Walter L. Krudop, president.
The Democratic Brookhaven Town Board Tuesday voted
to purchase for $45,000 approximately 80 acres of Blue
Point beach property to be used for a recreational area, the
same property which the Republican Town Board negotiated
to purchase in 1959.
The U.S. treasury is cautioning the public against the current
rash of Savings Bonds “chain letter” schemes.
By a vote of 5 to 2 the Brookhaven Town Board passed
an ordinance Tuesday requiring an attendant “at all times”
in laundering and dry cleaning establishments within the
The North Patchogue Civic Association endorsed Tuesday
the recommendation of Councilman Howard Rowland
that both sides of Route 112 between the Patchogue Village
line and Route 25 in Coram be rezoned for business
Death stalked a peaceful, rural stretch of South Country
Road in Brookhaven hamlet Friday when a tire blowout
threw a car out of control into a tree, killing an infant
and causing fatal injuries to a 14-year-old Bellport High
School girl.
The installation of the new board of directors of the Latin
American Social Club of Suffolk County was conducted
at its clubhouse at 118 South Ocean Avenue in Patchogue
on May 7.
At the first Suffolk County Mathematics Teachers Association’s
Awards Assembly for the interscholastic mathematics
league and the Suffolk County mathematics contest
held at Brentwood High School this week, Harold
Hastings won a trophy for first place in the county; Leslie
Boden won second place; Carl Palatnik won fourth place;
and Werner Gruber tied for fifth place. All are Patchogue
High School students. Of the 24 teams competing in the interscholastic
mathematic league, the Patchogue team won
first place. The team members were Alan Dranitzke, Gordon
Wassermann, Jean Murphy, Robert Liebermann, Edith
Gruber, Walter Katz, Martin Tillinger, Walter Rathkamp,
Leslie Boden and Harold Hastings

May 28

in business places throughout Patchogue
Village have been tampered with, coins stolen
from them and in some cases the boxes
have been removed by unknown persons,
reports Mrs. Lucille Dobson, chairman of
the Crusade’s coin box distribution here.
The two-year-old daughter of a prominent
East Moriches physician drowned
Tuesday in the family’s swimming pool.
The girl, Karen Ann Stampfl, daughter of
Dr. and Mrs. Stampfl, was found at the bottom
of the recently constructed pool after
a 15-minute search. Police said the girl apparently
wandered away from her mother’s
side while they were visiting a neighbor
around 4:30 p.m. Only moments later Mrs.
Stampfl noticed that the child was missing
and began the search. The family maid,
Ruth Bullock, found the body. Police said
the doctor, fearful that the child might fall
into the pool, had ordered erection of a
protective fence. Pending its completion, a
temporary fence was in place, but the child
apparently got through and fell into the water,
police said.
The Brookhaven Town Board Tuesday
appointed Miss Laura G. Ebell of 26 Church
Street, Patchogue, as town historian, effective
June 1, at an annual salary of $1,800.
An experimental device designed to unlock
secrets concerning the enormous
amount of energy that holds back the various
particles which compose the nucleus of
the atom is planned for construction at the
Brookhaven National Laboratory in Upton.
Joseph McCarthy of Glades Road, Blue
Point, has been elected to a five-year term
as trustee of the Bayport-Blue Point Public
The opening of Suffolk’s first community
college at Holtsville, possibly in September
and certainly not later than February
1961, was virtually assured Monday when
the Board of Supervisors made provision
for preliminary financing and temporary
Patchogue High School did itself proud
Tuesday, when two of its varsity teams
took championship honors. The Raiders’
baseball team won the Section A-2 baseball
crown and the track team took its second
straight League A-2 title.
The highest scholastic honor of the Seton
Hall senior class, that of valedictorian,
has been achieved by Francis C. Peterson
of Blue Point, with a four-year Regents
average of 97.3. The salutatorian is Mary
McKenna of Patchogue, with a four-year
Regents average of 90.
Smiles and good cheer were even more
evident, if this is possible, at Zeidler Motors
in Medford this week on President
Dick Zeidler’s acceptance of Lincoln-Mercury
Division’s Quality Service Award.
If the fates are kind, Moriches Bay will
become a center for bay scallops in the
very near future. Last January, three fishermen,
Egbert Howell and Fred Zimmermann
of East Moriches and Jim Zegel of Center
Moriches, appeared before the Brookhaven
Town Board and suggested that a planting
of bay scallops be attempted in the
Moriches Bay area. The town board readily
accepted their recommendation and authorized
the men to proceed with the attempt
after obtaining the necessary special permissions.
The necessary permissions, as
well as the closest cooperation, were given
by Harold F. Udell of the State Shellfisheries
Management Unit and William G. Bentley
of the Conservation Department. On
May 14, Town Supervisor August Stout Jr.
and Councilman Harold Chapman took an
active part in the scallop seeding in town
waters off Center Moriches.
An 18-year-old Shirley boy was reported
in good condition Tuesday at Bayview Hospital
in Mastic Beach, after suffering a concussion
Monday in a two-car accident here
on William Floyd Parkway. Howard Hockney
of 89 Sorrell Drive was admitted to the
hospital after the car he was driving was
in collision with the rear of an auto driven
by Joseph J. Bellafiore, 32, of 855 Michigan
Avenue in Bellport.
The funds campaign of the Brookhaven-
South Haven Presbyterian Church for the
purpose of moving and restoring the old
South Haven Church has proved to be
gratifyingly successful, announced the Rev.
Charles A. Kellogg, minister of the church.
The amount received in cash and pledges
thus far is $34,000.
Miss Elizabeth Bergin, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Edward J. Bergin of Academy
Lane in Bellport, entertained some of her
friends at a dancing party at her home on
Saturday night.

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