June 02

This years’s Memorial Day parade in
Patchogue was sponsored by United Veterans
Council of Greater Patchogue. On the
reviewing stand were Supervisor August
Stout Jr.; Suffolk County Deputy Police Commissioner
John P. Finnerty, a commander in
Coast Guard Reserve; Raymond Link, com
mander of Jayne-Lattin Post, Veterans of
Foreign Wars; and Lieutenant Colonel Alfred
Hallen of Patchogue, Army Reserve.
William L. Underwood Sr., a Patchogue
attorney attended the 50th reunion of his
graduating class of 1911, Brooklyn Law
School, held at the Norwegian Club, Brooklyn,
May 25. Mr. Underwood said there was
100 percent attendance. He qualified that by
saying that there were 16 present out of a
class of 96, but that the other 80 had passed
on. William L. Underwood Jr. graduated
from his father’s school in 1950.
The Patchogue lions Club elected new
officers for the coming year at a dinner
meeting May 18. Murray Astor of Patchogue
will succeed John Ruddy as president. Other
posts filled were: First vice president, Thomas
Cullum; second vice president, Richard
Hodkin; third vice president, Arthur Fuccillo;
recording secretary, Joseph Lomicky; treasurer,
George Moloney; tail twister, Daniel
Berke; lion tamer, Joseph Minutella; corresponding
secretary, Abe Siegel; and four
directors, John Ruddy, Samuel Stahlman,
Edward Nystrom and Michael Weiner.
Kathleen Daly, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
John Daly Jr. of Dahlia Drive West, was
confirmed in St. Joseph the Worker Parochial
School auditorium May 14. Later Mr.
and Mrs. Daly and daughters Kathleen and
Maureen dined in the Pine Grove Inn, East
Dr. and Mrs. Donald Borg of South Country
Road, Bellport enjoyed trout fishing in
Connecticut over the Memorial Day holiday
with Dr. Borg’s parents, of Scarsdale.
The Sit and Sew Club met May 24 at the
home of Mrs. William Weyhrauch of Arthur
Avenue, Blue Point. The members decided
to go to Bronco Charlie’s in Oakdale for
dinner and then attend the show, “Hawaiian
Paradise,” at the Jones Beach Marine
Cub Scout Pack 9 will hold a father and
son cookout on June 17, the Saturday before
Father’s Day, at Camp Bianchi, on South
Country Road near Miskosky’s Nursery. No
special menu has been planned, but the
scouts will each bring their own favorite
Miss Amelia Knight, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Charles Knight of Mastic, became the
bride of Warren Martin of Selden Sunday
at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Center
Moriches. The maid-of-honor was Miss Betsy
Parr of Mastic. Gail Ann Copenhaver
of Center Moriches was flower girl. The
bride attended William Floyd High School
in Shirley and is employed by Rollic, Inc. in

June 09

The annual South Suffolk Girl
Scout Council, Senior Conference and
graduation of seniors into adult Scouting
took place at Bellport High School
Monday night. Seventeen high school
seniors graduated. They were: Kathleen Higgins,

Carol Harlin

and Dorothy Bogel

of Troop 28, Bayport, with Mrs. Edward
Divis, leader; Joyce Capo, Nancy Huether,
Judy Whitbeck and Eleanor Jellinger of
Troop 8, Patchogue, with Mrs. Richard
Mauer, leader; Lynn MacDougal, Merideth
Kiefer, Faith Austin, Betsy Baker, Patricia
Clune and Sherrie Warburton, of Troop
49, Bellport, with Mrs. Paul Skidmore,
leader; and Carol Ann Keck of Troop 64,
East Moriches, with Mrs. Vernon Havens,
On Saturday night, the men of the
Engine Company of the Bellport Fire
Department entertained their wives at
a buffet supper, followed by games and
dancing. Fire Chief Robert Terwilliger
and his wife were guests at the dinner.
The important events in the lives of
six famous American folk heroes were
presented in Folklore Theatre at the
Kreamer Street School. Correlating
language arts, music and art, Mrs. Esther
Coon’s fourth grade read about Paul
Bunyan, Pecos Bill, Stormalong, Johnny
Appleseed, Slappy Hooper and John
Henry. The children wrote scripts, made
puppets, painted scenery and presented
a puppet show to their parents and other
grades in the school. Patricia Steele
outlined briefly the development of
folklore in the United States. Rhonda Cox,
Martin Finston, William Gallagher, Bruce
MacDougall, Joseph Paisley and Cheryl
Regalmuto were announcers. Christine
Auletti made the closing remarks.
Peter A. Hornbostel of Hawkins Lane
graduated from the Columbia University
School of Law in New York City June
6. He is now studying for the New York
State Bar examination, to be given in July.
In the fall he will go to Vienna, Austria,
where he will study International Law for
one year on a Fullbright Fellowship.
Miss Margaret Bianco, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Lawrence Bianco of Mt. Vernon
Avenue, Medford, and Stephen Nolan,
son of Mrs. Dorothy Nolan of the State
Road, will be married at St. Sylvester’s R.
C. Church, June 17.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Sigismonti of
Floyd Road received word from their
son Frank Sigismonti saying he has been
promoted to Petty Officer 3/c. Frank is in
the Navy and stationed at Guantanamo
Essay winners John Boughal and Donna
Castellano of Mastic beach, students at
William Floyd High School, read their
compositions on Americanism as part
of monument unveiling ceremonies
and Memorial Day observances in
Mastic Beach. Donna and john received
cash prizes, medals and certificates
from American Legion Post 1533. The
monument honors Mastic’s war dead. 􀁑

75 Years Ago
There was a large attendance of
parents and friends at the graduation
exercises of the Bellport grammar school
pupils in the high school auditorium
Monday evening. Those graduating were:
Alex Bondar, James Cardamone, Marie
Cardamone, Thomas Costanza, Mary
Dinaro, Tyson Dominy, Samuel Geraine,
Walter Gould, George Handley, May
Handley, George Leone, Margaret Leone,
Dominick Mannino, Alice Minardi,
Eleanor O’Connell, Elizabeth Qualtere,
Dorothy Rempel and Felix Zanga.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Robinson,
who live in the old Carman house on
Carmans River in South Haven opposite
the Presbyterian Church, are having most
of the old house torn down because it is
in such poor condition. The small wing on
the east side, which is of more recent date,
will be remodeled to be used as a cottage
for some of the Robinson employees. Mr.
and Mrs. Robinson are going to build a
modern bungalow for their own use on
the property immediately adjoining the
site of the old house.
Brookhaven is fortunate in having
two first-class musicians among its
summer residents. Isidor Strassner, a
violinist in the New York Philharmonic
Symphony society orchestra, and his
wife, Anna Strassner, concert pianist, are
again on Beaverdam Road. They will be
featured in a series of chamber music
recitals in Bellport again this summer
and will also do some teaching at their
home here.


June 16

Office equipment, valued by police
at $2,200, was reported Sunday to have
been stolen from the office of Patchogue
Superintendent of Schools Alden T. Stuart
in the Patchogue High School building
on Saxton Street. Three IBM electric
typewriters, an adding machine, two
tape recorders, a Dictaphone set and a
phonograph were taken from the first
floor office. The handle and dials were
also broken off a safe. Police said entry
was gained by the forcing of a window
Wesley F. Springhorn Sr. of Blue Point
and Alexander Pfeifle of Patchogue
returned home Monday after attending the
International Rotary Conference in Tokyo,
Japan, which was attended by Rotarians
from all over the world. Mr. Springhorn
and Mr. Pfeifle were representatives of the
Patchogue Rotary Club.
Jay’s Cotton Shop, located at 57-59
South Ocean Avenue, Patchogue, has
announced the opening of larger quarters
with an additional line of fabrics for home
and clothing. Jay’s was opened in 1938
by Harvey and Sam Jay. It serves the
Patchogue area with a complete line of
curtains, draperies and linens.
The annual installation of officers of
the River Avenue School Parent-Teacher
Association was held June 1. John Tabone
was installed as president; Mrs. Charles
Hubner, first vice president; Mrs. Al
Chiuchiolo, second vice president; Mrs. Pat
Sirianni, third vice president; Mrs. George
Schordine, corresponding secretary; Mrs.
Joseph Paduano, recording secretary; and
George Koskinen, treasurer.
The Patchogue High School faculty
and staff had their end-of-the-year dinner
last Thursday night at the Pine Grove
Inn. The committee in charge were Miss
Alvina Nagle, Hugh MacLeod and Maurice
Irons. Edmund W. Tuton, principal, gave
a farewell speech to Mrs. Tamara Waldo,
Miss Sarah Kettell and Roderick Hilsinger,
who are leaving at the end of the school
year. C. Overton Tremper, assistant
principal, led the entertainment for the
The sixth birthday of Ralph Perry was
celebrated at a barbecue party given by
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph G. Perry
of Orchard Road, East Patchogue. Guests
were George and Joseph Knopp, Sullivan
Palermo, Jeffrey Gallo, Ralph Colichio,
Paul Murphy, Michael Mark and his
brother, James. His sister, Debbie, helped
Mrs. Perry serve.
Leonard Cavallo, infant son of Mr. and
Mrs. Pasquale Cavallo of Blue Point, was
baptized May 28 at Our Lady of the Snow
R. C. Church. Mr. Cavallo is better known
as “Pat” the local barber.
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Klimczak of Mastic
received word from their son Donald saying
he has been promoted to Airman 2/c. Airman
Klimczak is stationed at the Blytheville Air
Force Base in Arkansas. He enlisted in the
Air Force in July 1959, after having graduated
from Center Moriches High School the
previous month. He is married to the former
Miss Hope Adams of Center Moriches,
and she and his young son, Donald Jr., are
residing in Blytheville.
The cankerworm is a cantankerous worm
that eats leaves from trees. He is commonly
called the “inchworm,” and during his
stronger seasons can literally strip a tree of
its foliage. Here is their killer, according to
The Suffolk County Agricultural Extension
Service: Take two pounds of 50 percent DDT
wettable powder together with three pounds
of 25 percent malathion wettable powder,
mix it with 100 gallons

June 23

A spokesman for the New York Telephone
office in Patchogue said Tuesday a billing
mistake caused the adjustment of bills from
May 10 through June 9 for GRover calls to
LT9 numbers in Sayville. “The machines
were apparently thrown into a tizzy,” the
spokesman said. “In some cases 40 cents
was charged for a single four-minute call to
Sayville, which should cost 10 cents.”
Miss Charlotte Ann Moffett of Patchogue,
whose engagement to Richard E. Born Jr. of
East Patchogue, was recently announced.
Wed in June were Mr. and Mrs. Edward
R. Wagner, whose marriage took place
Saturday afternoon in St. Francis de Sales
R. C. Church in Patchogue. The bride is
the former Miss Carol Ann Reynolds of
Newlyweds are Mr. and Mrs. Stephen
William Nolan, who were married in St.
Sylvester’s R. C. Church, Medford at a
nuptial mass at 11 a.m. Saturday. The bride
is the former Miss Margaret Ann Bianco of
Members of the Hampton Avenue School
faculty and their wives and husbands
enjoyed a beach party at the summer home
of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Brown on Peconic
Bay Saturday night.
“Pepper,” beloved dog of Mrs. Anthony
Regalmuto of Woodland Park Road, is
recuperating at his home following an
accident in which he was badly bitten on his
nose, and his tongue was nearly severed. He
made “three visits” to an area dog hospital.
In a quiet election in the Village of
Bellport Tuesday, all incumbents whose
terms expire this year were re-elected for
two-year terms. Sixty-nine voters turned
out and the result of the balloting showed
that Mayor Harry F. Bedell polled 64 votes,
Trustee John T. Keeley, 67, and Trustee
Lawrence E. Fuller, 63.
It appears that an unidentified Baltimore
youngster may win his or her school’s
balloon contest for the balloon returned
from the farthest distance. The storm winds
of June 9 brought the balloon to the lawn
of Mr. and Mrs. J. Arthur Johnson of 14
Shore Road, Patchogue Shores. The tag on
the turquoise blue balloon said the contest
was apparently sponsored June 9 by the
Johnnycake Elementary School P. T. A.
The name of the child to whom notification
was requested was washed out by the rain,
but the finder of the balloon was asked to
reply to the school at 5910 Craigmont Road,
Baltimore 28, Md. “I am competing for a cash
prize,” the note continued. “Contest closes
June 30, 1961. Thank you.” Mrs. Johnson
said Monday that she plans to send off the
tag and balloon to the school and await the
results of the contest.
Packed and ready, Miss Maria DeFilippi,
a 16-year-old student at Bellport High
School, is preparing for a summer study
trip to Colombia, South America. To
leave Monday, Miss DeFilippi is highly
enthusiastic about the trip, which is being
paid for by the student council of the high
school. The young miss won the trip in
competition with other students.

June 30

A birthday party was held last Friday
in honor of Linda Meyer, who was nine
years old June 20. The highlight of her
party was an hour-long ride in a mule
drawn covered wagon. The guests who
enjoyed this treat were Rose Marie Brodie,
Mavis Chaskin, Sally De LaVergne, Diane
Gerard, Linda Hope, Doris Montgomery,
Linda Perry, Michelle Rate and Nancy
Newlyweds are Mr. and Mrs. Richard
Miller, who were married recently in the
Patchogue Congregational Church. The
bride is the former Miss Agnes Stevenson
of Patchogue.
The faculty of the Kreamer Street
Elementary School enjoyed a luncheon at
the Bellport Country Club Monday noon.
They presented a gift to Mrs. Margaret
Schenck, librarian, who will fly to Europe
July 4 for a month’s vacation. A wedding
gift was given to James Hopkins, music
teacher, who will be married Saturday.
Mayor Harry F. Bedell and village
trustees Rowland Smith, Lawrence
Fuller and James Vaughan attended the
New York State conference of mayors
and other municipal officials, held at the
Concord Hotel in Monticello June 18 to
20. They were accompanied by Mesdames
Bedell, Smith and Fuller.
Mrs. Theodore Arthur of Bellport
and her brother, Archibald Macaulay of
Patchogue have returned from a threeweeks’
vacation in Scotland. The most
exciting moment of the trip was meeting
their uncle, whom they had never seen,
Archibald Macaulay of Hunter’s Quay, a
brother of their father, the late William
Macaulay of Cottage Place. He and his
wife accompanied them to Edinburgh,
where they made their headquarters
while touring Loch Lomond and the
Trossachs. Their uncle, who bears a
remarkable resemblance to their father,
also took them to see places where their
father had lived and gone to school in his
Commencement exercises for the
graduating class of 1961 were held in
the gymnasium of Bellport High School
on Sunday night. One hundred and two
graduates, the largest number in the
history of the school, received their
From George Horst of the Medford
Fire Department: Our entire department
is looking forward to seeing all of you
at our chicken roast this Saturday night.
Although we will all be busy, it’s nice
to stop for a short chat, to catch our
breath, so show us the support we need
by attending and remember, you won’t
be sorry you came. Come and meet the
neighbors you know and those you don’t
know who stand ready to protect you and
your loved ones the whole year through.
See you Saturday night.
Alfred Blechner Jr., son of Mr. and
Mrs. Alfred Blechner Sr. of Bank Street,
Center Moriches, recently won a Wen-Mac
Dantless Dive Bomber engine-powered
plane. Last December he entered a “Billy
and Ruth” contest to name Santa’s littlest
deer. The deer-naming contest was
sponsored locally by Harry Goldstein and
Sons, Eastport, distributor of Billy and
Ruth Toy Books.
Center Moriches wedding
anniversaries this week are: June 30, Mr.
and Mrs. Leo Redmond of Inwood Road,
their 24th anniversary, and July 1, the
first wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs.
Ronald Gerard of Main Street.

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