Jan 06
Patricia Whitlock, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Dale Whitlock of Edwards
Street, celebrated her third birthday with
a party at her home Monday. Mr. and Mrs.
Whitlock entertained at a dinner party on
Christmas Eve. Guests were Mr. and Mrs.
Geary H. Whitlock, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert
Kuchman, Mrs. John Gautier and Mr. and
Mrs. Whitlock’s daughters, Judith, Susan,
Janice and Patricia.
Airman 2/c Fred L. Syrett, Jr. has
returned to his duties at Wright-Patterson
Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio, after
spending a six-day leave at the home of
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred L. Syrett of
Jayne Avenue.
December 16 Mr. and Mrs. William H.
Junk of Brookhaven Avenue, after waiting
three and a half years, finally received
for adoption six-month-old Rosemary
Theresa from the Angel Guardian Home
in Brooklyn. Rosemary Theresa is a blueeyed,
brown-haired, dimpled little girl.
Brookhaven and Islip town residents
were urged last week by respective town
officials to provide a new home for their
worn-out Christmas trees. Setting aside
Great South Beach as the relocation
center, the officials promised to nestle the
firless non-entities in the sand, thus not
only giving the trees a vacation-land home,
but also providing backbone to the antierosion
control program on the beach.
Placing Long Island ducklings on the
dinner tables of millions of Americans who
are yet to enjoy this famous “Down East”
poultry product is the goal the Long Island
Duck Farmers’ Cooperative, Inc. has set
itself for the New Year.
Assemblies were held at Patchogue
Junior High School last week in
celebration of the holiday season. Starr
Miranda, a seventh-grade student and New
York State Baton Twirling Champion, gave
an exhibition of her skill, performing a
Christmas Twirl, “Twistin’ Bells,” and an
octet composed of Sandra Pearsall, Kathy
Russo, Yvonne White, Suzanne Zanazzi,
Kathy Arcuri, Georgia Leon, Bonnie
Metz and Paula Murphy sang “Christmas
A daughter, named Rosemarie, was
born Dec. 19 to Mr. and Mrs. Anthony
Messina of Montauk Highway, in
Brookhaven Memorial Hospital. Mr. and
Mrs. Messina have three other children,
Anthony, John and Josephine.
A progressive dinner was held
Tuesday night at the following homes: Mr.
and Mrs. William Knapp of Blue Point, Mr.
and Mrs. Dwain White of South Howells
Point Road, and Mr. and Mrs. Earl Light of
General McLean Drive.
Newcomers to Bellport are Mr. and
Mrs. Stanley Dennis, who recently moved
from Peter Cooper Village to Woodland
Park Road. The Dennises would welcome
calls from their neighbors.
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur LaBranche of
Woodland Park Road entertained for
Christmas dinner Mr. and Mrs. William
Rowland and family of Circuit Road, Mr.
and Mrs. William Martin and daughter,
Mary, of Maple Avenue, and Miss Alice
Lanyi of South Country Road.
A family Christmas dinner was held
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Felix Grucci
of Station Road for Mr. and Mrs. Robert
McCleary and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Klein
and family.
During the past week the Bellport
Ambulance made two trips. One was last
Wednesday at 2:55 p.m. when William
Dolger and Robert Hawkins drove James
Finlayson of South Country Road to
Brookhaven Memorial Hospital. At 5:55
p.m. last Thursday, Tyson Dominy and
Francis Hermus took Mrs. Van Dine of
Bellport Lane to Brookhaven Memorial
Mr. and Mrs. Larry Vilardo of
Waverly Avenue and Miss Linda Masem
of Mt. Vernon Avenue, Medford, left last
Wednesday night by Jet Clipper for a
holiday vacation in Florida. They will visit
Mr. Vilardo’s parents at West Palm Beach.
The New Year will be celebrated
at a party sponsored by the Mastic Fire
Department at 9 p.m. Dec. 31 at the Mastic
Firehall. Roast beef and fresh ham dinners
will be served and music for dancing will
be provided by the Syncopators.
Come to Kappler’s Ball Club New
Year’s Eve Dance, 80 Division Street. Music
by The Dreamers with Andy Stiansen.
Buffet Dinner — Complete Set-up for each
couple $15 per couple. ■
Jan 20
Delta Delta Sorority assisted the
Patchogue Elks Club on Dec. 17 at the
Elks’ annual Christmas party for the
children of Little Flower House of Providence
Wading River, held at the Elks
clubhouse on East Main Street. Besides
helping to serve dinner for the children,
the girls also brought Christmas presents,
bought by the sorority. Girls who
attended were: Ellen Budd, Grace Pino,
Joan Zabrowski, Nancy Swan, Joan Mannino,
Geri Merkin, Linda Lang, Rita Crocieta,
Michele Funaro, Lois Schwinge,
Carol Bonanno, Carrie Baker, Ruth Ann
Palermo, Patricia Alercio, Donna Benincase,
Frances Brandi, Gail Vocht, Carole
Cardamone, Joanne Stephani, Ruthanne
Safranic, Anne Ardolina, Joanna Rathner,
and Josephine Simecek. The sorority
held its annual Christmas party Dec. 15
at the home of Linda Lang on Cedar Avenue.
During the party the girls wrapped
gifts, which were presented at the Elks’
Christmas party for the children of the
Guy Wicks, III, son of Mr. and Mrs. Guy
Wicks, Jr. of Grenville Avenue will arrive
today from Vero Beach, Fla., where he
has been visiting Mrs. Cora Rogers and
family, formerly of Patchogue. Among
the many places of interest he visited
was the Orange Bowl in Miami during the
New Year festivities.
About 40 young people attended a
cooperative New Year’s Eve party held
at the Bellport firehouse on Woodruff
Street. A buffet supper and champagne
punch were served at midnight. Mr. and
Mrs. Maxwell Small, Mr. and Mrs. George
Roeser, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Streit, and
Dr. and Mrs. Robert Love were chaperones.
After the dancing, those in attendance
were invited to the home of Mr.
and Mrs. E. Floyd Hassell for waffles and
Dr. and Mrs. Donald Borg and sons,
Douglas and Andrew, of South Country
Road, enjoyed a week of skiing at the
newly built Sugar Loaf Inn at the base
of Sugar Loaf Mountain. Mr. and Mrs.
L. Donald Pfeifle, former residents of
Bellport, are the owner-operators of this
new ski resort.

Jan 20 cont.
On Friday night, Mr. and Mrs. John
Pokorny entertained at an eggnog party
at their home on South Brewster Lane.
Richard Hansen, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Jack Hansen of Park Avenue, Blue Point
was recently presented with the golden
boots award and a large trophy by the
Suffolk Riding Club and was also elected
president of the junior members at a
dinner-dance at the Lake Ronkonkoma
Bavarian Inn. One hundred and eighty
members and guests were present.
A large group of firemen, their wives
and friends had an enjoyable New Year’s
eve at the Blue Point firehouse. Refreshments
were served with the “Chordsmen”
supplying music for dancing and
entertainment. The committee for the
event included Stanley Rhodes, chairman,
assisted by John Considine, William
Webster and Charles Wernig.
About noon Saturday, the firemen were
called to extinguish a fire at the Garhart
Greenhouses at 11 Danes Street.
The boiler shed, which was completely
aflame when the firemen arrived, was a
complete loss.
The Golden Age Club met Dec. 27 at the
Blue Point firehouse, at which time their
Christmas party was held, which had
been previously postponed because of
the Dec. 13 storm. A covered dish supper
was served at 7 p.m. after which Santa
Claus, played by Henry Schmidt, distributed
gifts. Christmas carols were sung,
accompanied by Mrs. Ray Ovens at the
piano. Hostesses for the evening were
Mrs. Emma Ruhl, Mrs. Mae Cozine, Miss
Ellen Truman and Mrs. Estelle Kuntz.
Miss Mary Rate of Private Road, Medford,
accompanied by Miss Doris Norton
of Patchogue, left Dec. 26 on an automobile
trip across the United States.
On New Year’s Eve they attended the
wedding of a cousin of Miss Norton, at
Austin, Tex. This week they left for a
tour of Mexico, before traveling on to
California and Hawaii, returning home
about April. Miss Rate is on a threemonth
leave of absence from her duties
at the Brookhaven Laboratory at Upton,
and Miss Norton is on a leave of absence
from the Patchogue Medical Group. Both
girls are trained nurses. ■

Jan 27

The Patchogue Village Board broke
a 15-year tradition at their meeting this
week by raising their salaries from $600
per year to $1,200 per year for the six
village trustees and from $1,200 per year
to $2,500 for the mayor. After looking
back in village records, Village Clerk
Ronald A. Blau found that board members
first received salaries in the 1934-35 fiscal
year, when trustees received $300 per year
and the mayor $600. This was changed in
the 1946-47 fiscal year to $600 for trustees
and $1,200 for the mayor. In discussion
on the issue, Mayor Robert T. Waldbauer
pointed out that Patchogue has been a
first-class village for many years, yet the
board members have received a salary
equivalent to that of board members in a
third-class village.
Dranitzke & Lechtrecker, attorneys and
counselors at law, have opened their new
Patchogue offices at 31 Oak Street.
Gerald S. Cole, a Bucknell University
junior from Patchogue, will tour New
York, New Jersey and Connecticut with
the University’s Men’s Glee Club when the
group makes its annual mid-winter tour
later this month. The son of Mr. and Mrs.
Nathaniel A. Cole of Chestnut Avenue,
he is among 70 students who have been
selected by the club’s director, Jack S.
Crim, to present a series of eight concerts
in seven eastern cities.
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Dilg of East
Patchogue announce the engagement of
their daughter, Patricia Ann, to Clifford
Richard Greco, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Michael Greco of Patchogue. Miss Dilg
is a graduate of Bellport High School.
She is employed at William Hair Stylist,
Patchogue. Her fiancé is a graduate of
Patchogue High School and is employed
by the New York Telephone Company,
A roller skating party is being planned
for tomorrow night for the Couples’
Club of the Bellport Methodist Church.
After skating at the Bay Shore rink, the
couples will return to the Wesley house
for refreshments. Host couples for the
evening are Mr. and Mrs. Allan Wood and
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Werner.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Edward Buck and son,
Jeffrey, of Academy Lane, and Mr. and
Mrs. Hubert Comstock and son, David
and daughter, Joanne, of Brookhaven and
Miss Betsy Reynolds of North Brewster
Lane motored to Hunter for a weekend of
There has been a fine showing at the
meetings of Boy Scout Troop 9 held at the
Brookhaven Firehouse since the meeting
night was changed back to Thursday after
being Friday for several years. While more
favorable for the Scouts, it has made a
conflict for Murray Fink, Scoutmaster, who
must attend meetings Thursdays. Ernie
Sykes, assistant Scoutmaster, is emerging
from the duties as a new father and new
homeowner as well, to be in charge of the
weekly meetings.
The Sit and Sew Club held its meeting
Jan. 4 at the home of Mrs. William
Weyhrauch of Arthur Avenue. Attending
were Mesdames Milton Bevis, William
Ritchie, Alfred Swezey, Howard Shene,
Frieda Boyd and George Densing of Blue
Point, and Mrs. George Pope of Sayville.
A 14-year-old Mastic girl, who had
closely followed the past presidential
election campaign, wrote a post-election
letter to Vice President Richard M. Nixon
expressing her gratitude for his services
in the past administration. “I wish to take
this opportunity to tell you how much
I appreciated your thoughtfulness in
writing,” began the reply by Mr. Nixon.
Happy to have received an answer,
Patricia M. Sharp, a freshman at William
Floyd High, says she has great respect for
Vice President Nixon’s past experience
and platform, and in her letter she related
that respect. In his personal reply, Mr.
Nixon said, “I share the pride your parents
must have in your expression of interest
in the government and its officials. As I
have often said, it is always reassuring
to a person in public life to see young
people so concerned with local, national
and international affairs. My wish is that
you will continue this interest for, in this
way, you are acquiring the knowledge and
understanding so necessary in preparing
for the responsibilities and obligations of
good voting citizenship. Mrs. Nixon joins
me in sending our very best wishes for the
New Year.” ■


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