October 7

Vice President Richard M. Nixon last
week brought his campaign to Suffolk
when he appeared at a huge Republican
rally in the Long Island Arena. There were
an estimated 16,000 people on hand who
gave a thundering reception to the Vice
Senator John F. Kennedy will swing
into Suffolk November 6 for a campaign climaxing
rally at the Long Island Arena.
The Patchogue-Medford School Board
this week announced a 35-cent reduction
in the estimated tax of $8.62 per $100 of
assessed valuation. This will make the
1960-61 tax rate $8.27.
The proposal for cutting a new inlet
through the Great South Beach (Fire
Island), first advanced by Representative
Stuyvesant Wainwright in a recent speech
before the Bay Shore Tuna Club, has
now been centered on the possibility of
a new inlet across from Patchogue. The
Wainwright proposal has received the
qualified support of Park Commissioner
Robert Moses and other local officials.
Two men, one of them brandishing a
black revolver, held up Murphy’s Service
Station on Station Road in North Bellport
and escaped with $85 Monday night.
Bee Hive anniversary sale opens
tomorrow morning at 9:30 – never before
in 43 years, so many famous brands at such
low Bee Hive sale prices. Famed Barbizon
full slips - $3.99, seamless nylons by famed
Gold Medal – 3pairs $1.89, 6 pairs $3.69,
new season dresses - $12.88, top brand
sweaters including Arrow - $5.88 to $7.88.
A card party sponsored by the Original
Golden Age Club of Patchogue will be held
at 1:30 p.m. October 13 at Four Sisters
Community Center.
For the past two weeks, the Bellport
ambulance has made only two trips. On
September 23 at 2:45 p.m. Mrs. Emma
Wright of 20 Country Club Road was taken
to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital by
William Dolger and the Rev. Alan Merrill.
On September 30 at 3:45 p.m., Mrs. Van Dine
of 9 Bellport Lane was taken to Bayview
Hospital, Mastic, by Nelson Hawkins and
William Dolger.
Brookhaven Village lost a member of
one of the oldest families with the death
of Miss Ella Rose Hawkins, 83, of Beaver
Dam Road, in Brookhaven Memorial
Hospital, Tuesday morning, after a short
illness. Like most early settlers of the
Town of Brookhaven, Miss Hawkins’
family acquired land from the Indians on
the South shore because of the salt hay and
grass obtainable there.
When Felix Grucci was 11 years old
he used to accompany his grandfather to
that old gentleman’s fireworks factory in
Bellport to lend a “helping hand.” That was
44 years ago and Mr. Grucci has been in the
fields of pyrotechnics ever since. 􀁑

October 14

Long-time resident of Blue Point, and
more recently of Patchogue, is Captain
Charles Warner, who marked his 95th
birthday Oct. 5. Still active, he enjoys
company and likes to read.
Girl Scout Mounted Senior Troop 7-49
met recently at Betty Schmidt’s home in
Bellport and the program consisted of
movies of Her-Bitt the Horse taking a bath
in Hart Cove, E. Moriches and camping
and skiing upstate.
The dedication and blessing of the new
sixteen-classroom St. Francis de Sales
School in Patchogue took place at 11 a.m.
on Tuesday.
The Brookhaven Kennel Club will stage
another AKC sanctioned match show and
obedience trials Sunday at the Bellport
Recreation Center, with judging to begin
promptly at 1 p.m. This will mark the
club’s final outdoor event for 1960, with
all indications pointing to this as its most
successful show of the year. A record
number of entries is expected from some
of the leading kennels of Long Island and
nearby areas.
A baby shower for Mrs. Richard Towlen,
of Bellport, was given Sept. 26 by Mrs.
John Rogers of East Patchogue and Mrs.
Robert Warnken of Bayport at the home
of Mrs. Rogers. Decorations were in pink
and blue.
Brookhaven Memorial Hospital’s new
43-bed addition is to be formally dedicated
Oct. 30. With the opening of this modern
air-conditioned unit, the hospital’s capacity
is increased to 143 beds and bassinets.
The Ladies’ Auxiliary of the Suffolk
County Council, Veterans of Foreign
Wars, met at the Jayne-Lattin Post hall on
Edwards St., Patchogue, last Wednesday
night. The council and auxiliary have had
a busy and interesting month.
Newlyweds are Mr. and Mrs. Charles E.
Harrison Jr., who were married recently
in St. Francis de Sales R.C. Church,
Patchogue. The bride is the former Miss
Joan Marie Morpurgo of Patchogue.
Miss Marilyn Jean Pettit, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur C. Pettit of Patchogue,
participated in the pinning ceremonies
denoting completion of her nurse’s training
at the University of Virginia College of
Nursing in Charlottesville, Va.
This week has been officially proclaimed
Oil Heat Jubilee week on Long Island by
the Nassau and Suffolk county executives
in honor of the 75th anniversary of the
invention of the oil burner in the United
States, according to Leonard Braun,
president of the Oil Heat Institute of Long
Island. The official proclamations were
signed by Nassau County Executive A.
Holly Patterson, and for Suffolk County
by its executive, H. Lee Dennison.
Mrs. Pat Agostinello of Patchogue was
pleasantly surprised Sunday night when a
baby shower was given in her honor at the
home of Mrs. Florence Faust at 25 Swezey
Street. Other guests were Mesdames
Minny Perry, Dorothy Schrek, Lena
Lotito, Marge Kiefer, Mary Rogers, Marge
Nigro, Helen Collins, Matilda Thompson,
Madeline Cartwright, Misses Jean Collins,
Ruth Collins, Eleanor Cartwright and
Patty Cartwright.
Ray Hombach scored his first victory
of the season to lead Patchogue High
School’s cross-country squad to its
second straight League Two triangular
victory here Thursday afternoon on the
Red Raider 2.4 mile course. The score was
Patchogue 24, Copiague 36 and Sachem
72. The Patchogue High senior romped
home in 12:53, ten seconds slower than
the standard he set last fall. Joe Costello
led a Patchogue sweep of the first five
places, as the Raider junior varsity
defeated Copiague JV 15-49. Running over
the same 2.4 mile course, Costello’s time
was a respectable 13:59. ■

October 21
Halloween goblins. A safe, sane and
planned Halloween for just about everyone
is the keynote of activity in Patchogue
for the upcoming night of spooks, goblins
and witches. For the youngsters there’ll
be a big costume parade on Main Street
beginning at the Patchogue Hotel at 7:15
p.m. There’ll be 1,000 bags of treats for the
children and 200 prizes for the best Halloween
costumes furnished by the Patchogue
Merchants Division. The Patchogue Village
Recreation Department, under the direction
of Pete Poulos, expects this to be
one of the biggest fun events since the pet
parade last July and the Santa-in-August
event at the village pool this past summer.
Teenage modeling. Teenage girls who
dream of looking like a model need go no
further than Patchogue’s Bee Hive Department
Store. Co-sponsored by Seventeen
Magazine, the six-week charm course
teaches teen girls the basic beauty techniques.
It’s free to local girls between the
ages of 13 and 19, although a small charge
($2.50) is made for materials used. Each
student will receive a Seventeen beauty
book, an attractive pink and black model’s
hatbox in which to carry beauty materials
and a Seventeen “shape measure.”
Coffee drinking increased. Of the 27
million American workers who get a daily
coffee break, better than 16 million don’t
have to leave their desks or work benches.
Their coffee is brought to them. Coffee
drinking in the U.S. reached its highest
level in history last year. Total consumption
was more than 390 million cups a
day. An estimated $7 million was spent for
advertising coffee and tea in newspapers
in 1959.
New Bellport street maps - 1960 edition
- on sale at Bettinger’s Delicatessen
and Bellhaven Luncheonette, Montauk
Highway, and Bellport Stationery Store.
Published by the Patchogue Advance. Also
contains streets in Brookhaven, Yaphank,
Medford, East Patchogue, Patchogue, Blue
Point and Bayport. All this for only 50c.
School camping trip. Dennis Puleston
and Keith McKenna of Brookhaven, Arthur
Cooley, science teacher of Bellport, and the
following young people spent the weekend
on Hawk Mountain in Eastern Pennsylvania,
using a sandpit there for camping
while observing migratory birds: Jennifer,
Sally and Peter Puleston, Brie Binnington,
Caroline Marshall, Gwen Foster, Elizabeth
Honnett, Helen Mulkeen, Peggy Perry and
Bob Petersen. ■

October 28

Autos one of the hottest products.
With new models introduced, “oohs”
and “aahs” of admiration are taking the
tangible form of a signature on a bill
of sale, reported the Patchogue dealers.
Zeidler Motors new low priced series of
Mercurys, built on Ford chassis and using
6-cylinder engines will have a $160 price
drop. Studebaker will have a slight price
increase as will the Chevrolet Corvair.
Pontiac will introduce its version of a
compact car, called the Tempest. None
of the men interviewed were credulous
of the claim that the new small cars
would lower our economy because of the
smaller quantity of materials used. “We’ll
just sell more cars,” said John Barelli,
manager of Zeidler Motors. The new cars
are expected to hit the American road
with greater force than ever.
Sunrise Highway. The State
Department of Public Works revealed
plans for a long range plan to convert a 19-
mile stretch of Sunrise Highway, between
Lindenhurst and Patchogue, into a limited
access expressway at an estimated cost
of $40,000,000. District Engineer Austin
Saar said the project would take about 10
years. “One of our main problems is the
matter of funds,” a spokesman said.
16 area drivers’ licenses suspended.
The Motor Vehicle Bureau has released a
list of drivers license and motor vehicle
revocations for major causes during the
last half of September. They include
leaving the scene of an accident, failure to
submit to a chemical test for intoxication,
driving with license suspended and other
Bohack’s coming to Bellport. The
Bellport Village Board has granted a
zoning change that paves the way for an
H.C. Bohack supermarket here on South
Country Road.
Fun for the Party. Grants has all
the “makings” for a Happy Halloween…
costumes, decorations tasty candy treats.
Candy cigarettes, Kids love em–29c bag,
Hershey and Nestle candy bars–5c each.
Tiny tots Halloween costumes $1.77 each.
You must be satisfied or your money
back. W. T. Grant Co.
Girl Scouts. South Suffolk Girls
Scout Council will hold a tea program
and exhibit to honor the founder of Girl
Scouting at 2 p.m. at the Patchogue
Medford Farm Stand. Fresh made
cider–in your jug 69c gal. In our jug 79c
gal. Halloween pumpkins 10c & up. We
give Valu-Plus Green Stamps. Route 112,
3 blocks south of Medford Station.
Chainsaws. Chainsaw demonstration
Saturday. “Check your chain” service
and troubleshooting show. Bring your
chainsaw in for a free sharpening by a
factory trained chain specialist. Carl’s
Lawn Mower Shop, 175 Medford Avenue,
Patchogue GRover 5-4105.
Postal Modernization. A customer
operated “postal substation” has been
laboratory tested and will someday find
its way into post offices throughout the
nation. The machine vends choice of three
stamps, two sizes of stamped envelopes,
a book of stamps, a sheet of writing paper
and also returns correct change.
Veterans. Amendments to the Federal
Social Security law permit eligible
veterans to receive Social Security
benefits without regard to age. Veterans
of the Korean Campaign are entitled to
a statutory burial allowance up to $250
whether or not their death is attributed to
causes due to service.
Fifteen years ago Cook Jewelers
opened its first Central Suffolk store
at 2 West Main Street, Patchogue. The
current month marks its fiftieth full year
of business, because the original Cook
Jewelers was established in 1910, in the
Bedford section of Brooklyn.
Former pro ballplayer to coach at Bellport.
 Tom Murphy of East Patchogue
will be the new Junior Varsity Bellport
basketball coach. Murphy was a three letter
man at Seton Hall High, excelling
in baseball, basketball and football and
also played minor league baseball in the
Brooklyn Dodgers organization from
1950-1952. Murphy teaches sixth grade at
Brookhaven Elementary School.

Patchogue High School Football.
Patchogue’s Red Raiders have not defeated
Bay Shore’s Marauders since 1952. Coach
Joe Agostinello’s forces will get their
chance when the two teams meet in a
League Two clash on the senior gridiron.
Kickoff is at 8 p.m. Junior halfback Geppy
Celauro suffered a broken collarbone
against Amityville and is expected to be
out for the rest of the season.
Don’t shoot us! Redback and
Canvasback ducks are fully protected by
law in the 1960-61 season. ■

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