July 1

Canaan Lake, North Patchogue, gutting its
interior. Police are investigating reported
burglary of jukebox and amusement machine
coin holders, discovered by firemen.
No damage estimate has been filed as yet.
The 81st commencement exercises were
held at the Patchogue High School auditorium
with 180 seniors receiving diplomas.
The graduating class, the largest to graduate
from Patchogue High, were seated on
the stage and in the orchestra pit.
Edwin Johanknecht Jr., president of The
Union Savings Bank of Patchogue from
1943 through 1959 and chairman of the
board since January 1 of this year (1960),
died unexpectedly at a meeting of the investment
committee. He was 80 years of
age and had resided on Beaver Dam Road,
One of the most unique and exciting window
displays is planned by Swezey & Newins’
department store in Patchogue next
week. A full-size model of the famous Hollywood
star, Jeffrey Lynn, will be seated
in the front window at Swezey’s with his
back to the street. The display will herald
the arrival of Mr. Lynn and Sheila Copelan,
the well-known Broadway actress, to Suffolk
County where they will appear in the
Gateway Playhouse production of Two for
the Seesaw.
Peter A. Silhan, 14, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Henry P. Silhan of Wrana Street, Medford,
was the recipient of the $100 North Patchogue
Fire Department Band Musical
Scholarship Award. Peter has been studying
the drums for three years and is a member
of the Patchogue Junior High School
band and orchestra.
Mr. and Mrs. Lemuel Stuart Sr. of Elgin
Place and Mr. and Mrs. Alex Waugh of Williams
Street, East Patchogue, celebrated
the 48th wedding anniversary of Mr. and
Mrs. Stuart at dinner in Porky’s Restaurant
in Greenport.
Under a serene summer sky, 77 students
were graduated from Bellport High
The Old Neck Marina Inc. which will
handle 300 boats, is being built at the end
of Old Neck Road, Center Moriches. John
T. Matteson of 152 Old Neck Road is the
manager of the marina.
One of the three buildings nearing completion
in Shirley is the Mastic-Shirley station
of the Long Island Rail Road. Working
on the building this week were Lee Douglas,
Richard Russo, Henry Heintze and
Robert Sauberlich. ■

July 8

Mrs. Serena Mutschler, teacher at River Avenue School
for 22 years, is retiring after teaching for 36 years in Patchogue
area, two years in Brookhaven, 12 years at Maple
Avenue School and 22 years at River. To keep herself
busy during retirement, she plans to travel throughout
the United States and Hawaii and to play her Hammond
With more than two decades of Patchogue community
fundraising under his belt, it is only to be expected that
Tracy B. Terry, 67, has a few stories to tell. Mr. Terry has
won the high honor of a Theodore Roosevelt Award for
his work as chairman of the fundraising committee of
Brookhaven Memorial Hospital.
A salute to the new 50-star flag was given by 6-year-old
John McMahon in Marine uniform. John, who lives on Middle
Island Road in Yaphank, viewed the annual Independence
Day parade on Main Street, Patchogue, sponsored
by Patchogue Lions Club. John’s father is an ex-Leatherneck
of First Marine Division.
Frank Long, principal and guest-of-honor, fired the fist
shot to start the first annual fourth-grade field day at the
Hampton Avenue Elementary School. Seventy contestants
tooks part in 18 different events. The big winner of the day
was Frances Coppinger, who walked off with three ribbons.
Winners of two blue ribbons included David Linbrunner,
Randy Polli, Rita Pannullo and Francine Quartiero.
Roy L. Brown, well-known hotel executive, died after a
brief illness. A resident at 41 Browns Lane, Bellport, he
was 87.
Mr. and Mrs. Alan Baker entertained at a going-away
party for their younger son, John, who recently received
his BARCH degree from the Columbia University School
of Architecture. John, with his wife and son, Ian, will
spend a year in London, where he will be associated with
Basil Spense, president of the Royal Institute of British
Richard W. Mayer has been elected to head the Long
Island Flower Association. Mr. Mayer and his brother,
Bob, operate the Joseph E. Mayer Greenhouse Range
in Patchogue and most recently opened a storybook
retail flower shop called Mayers Flower Cottage in Patchogue.
Mrs. William E. Palmer of 73 Beachfern Road in Center
Moriches is close to dishes both as a housewife and an artist.
There is no telling how many dishes she has washed
but it is as an artist that Mrs. Palmer is most interested in
dishes. She paints on them. Skillfully using beautiful colors,
she commemorates significant personal events in individuals’
lives. ■

July 15
The Jack of All Trades of Patchogue High
School, Winslow V. Ecker, retires this year
after completing 32 years as head of the industrial
arts department.
Patchogue’s first pet parade in many
years brought more than 125 entrants from
children throughout Suffolk County. The
parade started at Havens Avenue and Lake
Street where it assembled and then proceeded
down havens to Main Street. Winners
included Jeff Cox with horse Smoky,
Wayne Churibini with a horse, Yzonne
White with a Collie, Christine Caminiti
with the best trained dog, Nancy Waldbauer
with best dressed dog, Claude Morin
with a white mouse and Sandi-Jo Searles
with a duck.
Starr Miranda, 11-year-old East Patchogue
girl who won the New York State
Grand Championship award at a contest
sanctioned by the U.S. Twirling Association,
will be one of the feature attractions
at the celebration in honor of Our Lady of
Mount Carmel now being held on the feast
grounds on Waverly Avenue in Patchogue.
Harold Bohn, better known as Captain
Harry of South Country Road, left by jet for
a three week vacation to Oslo, Norway. It
is his first trip to Norway since coming to
Bellport 59 years ago.
Nancy Warner was the guest of honor at
a meeting of the Suffolk County Council,
Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies’ Auxiliary
at the Jayne-Lattin Post Hall on Edwards
Street in Patchogue. Nancy was the winner
of the Suffolk County and New York State
Department, VFW essay contest and was
presented a $100 savings bond and citation.
The Bellport Little League won 17 and
lost four during the 1960 season. Members
of the team include Kirk Ridgeway, Verne
Critz, Ed Stephani, Ricky Wittler, Bruce
Richardson, Bob Fasce, Mike Bragel,
George Bone, Tony Musso, Tom Gordon,
Jeff Carroll, Andy Chambers and Frank
Jeffrey Schmitt, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Arthur Schmitt of Oakwood Avenue, celebrated
his fifth birthday. Attending the
party were Bruce Larson, Laurel Shand,
Charles Zigrosser, Kathy Hambley, Charles
and Cathy Stohl, Paul Schmitt, Raymond
Zigrosser and Jeffrey’s brothers, Lawrence
and Arthur. ■


July 22

An enormous public works bill that includes authorization
for the Federal government to spend $26,250,000 to
guard Long Island’s South Shore from erosion by the Atlantic
Ocean was approved by President Eisenhower. Two
of the projects concern the stabilization of the Moriches
and Shinnecock Inlets and the barrier beach that runs from
Fire Island Inlet to Montauk Point.
Unusual pets of all kinds were seen in Patchogue’s Pet
Parade. Winners included Judy O’Brien and Dinc Karabag,
Claude Morin, John Pierotti, Sandi-Jo Searles, Nancy Lillibridge,
Pamela Walsh, Robert Sumner, Jo-Ann Pausewang,
Rosemary Hudspeth, Marion Costello, Karen Krause, Rita
Done and Thomas Murray.
The Patchogue Fire Department Ambulance Company
will soon have a spanking new vehicle, thanks to the generous
donations of all who contributed to the unit’s drive
that started March 1. Fred Swezey, company president, announced
that the goal of $12,000 has been reached.
Demolition work was underway this week at the corner
of Medford and Main Streets as old Tidewater Service Station
made way for a new modern structure featuring canopy
covered gas pumps.
Starr Miranda is leaving for Indiana to a twirling camp.
She will return to Patchogue July 30 to prepare for the National
Twirling Contest.
One hundred and seventy one dogs, ranging from pocketsize
Chihuahuas to giant German shepherds, were judged
at the AKC Match Show staged by Brookhaven Kennel club
at North Bellport Recreation Center. Best dog in the match
as well as best puppy was the miniature schnauzer Nicomur
Mrs. Jack Sobel of 25 Potter Street, Patchogue, showed
off a 10-inch radish she grew in the nasturtian section of
her garden. Mrs. Sobel was trying to protect her young nasturtium
plants from aphids and acting upon the advice of
friends, she casually threw some radish seeds in the nasturtium
patch. Much to her surprise and completely by accident,
she has established somewhat of a record for the
growing of radishes.
Diane Simmons, Nancy Bojus, Karen Bohn, Susan Tully
and Rosalind Kan left for a week’s stay at Girl Scout Camp
Edey in Bayport.
Howard Hunter of North Brewster Lane and Walter Orsinger,
Charles Fosick and Frank Drapal of East Patchogue
are spending the week on a fishing trip at various spots
around Montauk Point.
Explorers of Bellport Post 28 spent Saturday morning at
Camp Baiting Hollow taking a lesson from Dr. Victor W.
Cohen in how to handle a canoe in preparation for a trip
on the Delaware River in August. Explorers George Carleton,
Arthur Johnson, Bob Petersen, Victor Reusch, Bob
Van Horn and Richard Wood were accompanied by Victor
Reusch Sr., Emery Van Horn and Allan Wood, chairman of
the post committee.
The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 929 meeting was held
and two new members were accepted. They are Miss Mary
Rowe and Miss Ardith Mc Glathin, both of Patchogue.
The Domino Yacht Club of Patchoge had ideal sailing
weather for its weekend invitation regatta sponsored jointly
with the Sayville Yacht Club. Skip McGuire’s Fandango
captured top honors in the Narrasketuck Class. Once again
the majority was in the Blue Jay class, which outnumbered
the other class boats sailing in competition. Ed Laviano’s
Wanda Lea won the Open Division. Kirk Roeser’s Dolphin
took the series in the Junior Division and Paul Tooker’s Nite
Mare was the winner in the Midget Division. Other class
winners were Peggy Carll’s Bubbles, John McInerney’s Ellen,
Walter McDougall’s No. 2555 and Puggy Melick’s Invictus.
Mrs. Otto Lanzer of Middle Island Road, Yaphank, celebrated
her 60th birthday with a party at her home.
The German-American Settlement League of Siegfried
Park will hold its 25th anniversary picnic at its clubhouse.
The league held its 25th anniversary dinner at Lake View
Inn. There were over 100 guests present, among whom
were Rudolf Krauss, president; Herbert Faust, vice president;
Ernest Wolf, treasurer; and Mrs. John Bogenberger,

July 29

Brookhaven Memorial Hospital announced
the birth of the second set of triplets
born at the hospital since its opening in
1957. The triplets, all girls, are the daughters
of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Mauro of 347
McConnell Avenue in Bayport.
The Brookhaven Town Board took initial
action to move the Hagerman Speedway
from Taylor Avenue, East Patchogue, to the
southern part of the Medford rifle range.
Outboard motorboat racing is in full
swing and Nick Chapman of East Moriches
is one of Long Island’s top competitors.
Nick and his mechanic, George Schultz,
took second in the Around Long Island
Marathon on July 6 and placed third in a
grueling time of seven hours and 58 minutes,
but the second place winner in the
class two competition was disqualified, so
they won the second berth.
Lester V. Peterson of 503 South Country
Road, East Patchogue, was appointed by
the Brookhaven Town Board as director
of new industry and executive secretary of
the Brookhaven Town Industrial and Advisory
Committee, effective Aug. 1. Mr. Peterson
replaces Justin V. McCarthy of 184
Snedecor Avenue, Bayport.
Brookhaven Town Supervisor August
Stout Jr. congratulated the winners and
the donors of the U.S. Savings Bonds given
as prizes in the Brookhaven Town slogan
contest. The winners included Dick Linehan
of Shirley and Edwin R. Chambers of
Robert Hoffmann, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Carl Hoffmann of Bellport, is recuperating
at his home on Bellport Lane following
knee surgery at St. Charles Hospital.
Dr. David E. Alburger arrived home from
France, where he had spent a month and a
half at the University of Strasbourg, where
he assisted the staff of the nuclear physics
department and also visited other laboratories
in France and Germany.
The Fireplace Literary Club will present
as its August guest Chester G. Osborne of
Center Moriches, a teacher, historian and
writer of children’s books.
A hobby exhibit is now on display in the
Genevieve B. Earle memorial cases in the
Bellport Memorial Library. It is the collection
of David Schwartzmuller of Bellport
and shows a number of stones from all
over the United States.
Joseph T. Schaeffer of 146 Lake View
Drive, Mastic Beach, was re-elected to
the post of chairman of the board of Second
Sight—Guide Dog Foundation for the
Blind Inc.
Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck waters will be the
scene of a baptism on Aug. 7. The ceremony
is given by the First Church of God in
Christ of Middlesex District, Railroad Avenue
in Center Moriches. On the program
devotion committee are Elders R. Dosiak
and C. Varando. Others are master of ceremonies
Elder T. Burns; invocation, Elder
E. Crews; scripture reading, Elder James
Lindsay, Elder D. Hatchett and Elder Holmes
will baptize.
Basil Bateman was elected president
of the Mastic Acres and Shirley Property
Owners Association.

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