July 7

Patchogue will hold its second annual
pet parade beginning at 2 p.m. Wednesday
along Main Street. Children from all of
Suffolk County are invited to enter. Prizes
will be awarded to those with the biggest
pet, the smallest pet, the best dressed and
the noisiest in several categories. The
parade will begin at the Patchogue Hotel
and will proceed west to railroad Avenue.
The Patchogue parade is co-sponsored by
the Village Recreation Department and the
Merchants Division.
Mr. and Mrs. Al King opened King
Appliance, Inc. at 444 East Main Street,
Patchogue June 8. The store is located just
west of Patchogue Electric Light Co. Mr.
King was formerly with James and Hawkins
of Rockville Centre for 24 years and he was
president of the corporation. He plans now,
in his own business, to specialize in major
appliances and televisions, giving good
service and lowest prices for top brand
merchandise.
Record crowds were attracted to the 25th
anniversary celebration at Reidy’s Tavern,
298 East Main Street, Patchogue, June 22. It
was an “average” crowd until Joseph Reidy,
owner, announced that he was reverting
prices back to 1936 and would be serving
corned beef sandwiches all day. Then word
got around and the place was swamped.
Floral pieces arrived in such great numbers
that his establishment soon looked like an
overstocked greenhouse. Adding to the
excitement was a surprise buffet given for
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Schwerdel of Blue Point,
who were married 20 years ago June 22.
Mr. Reidy had served as best man at the
wedding.
The class of 1911 of Patchogue High
School held a reunion dinner at the Pine
Grove Inn, East Patchogue, June 26,
prior to attending the commencement
exercises at Patchogue Senior High
School of the class of 1961. At the time of
graduation 50 years ago, there were 30 in
the graduation class.
William C. Radcliffe, 43, former bank
teller who admitted taking $19,000 from
the Patchogue Bank two years ago, is in
Federal Detention in Brooklyn awaiting
transfer to a prison where he will serve
out a sentence of a year and a day. Sought
for two years on charges of embezzling,
Radcliffe surrendered at the New York City
office of the FBI. A teller at the Patchogue
Bank for just two weeks, he left his wife
and two children in their home at Lake
Ronkonkoma Feb. 14, 1959. The $19,000
shortage was discovered two days later. He
went to Baltimore, where he lived under an
assumed name. After living it up for the two
years, taking vacation trips to four southern
states, he ran out of money and decided
to give himself up, the FBI said. When he
surrendered, he had 15 cents in his pocket.
Gordon Downs of Country Club Road
returned home Friday from a week’s
business trip to Phoenix, Ariz. Mr. and Mrs.
Downs celebrated their fourth wedding
anniversary Sunday night with a dinner and
attendance of the performance, “Under the
Yum Yum Tree,” at the Gateway Theatre.
A farewell party was given in honor of Dr.
and Mrs. Roger DeMuetter Saturday night
by Dr. and Mrs. Walton Shreeve of South
Howells Point Road and Mr. and Mrs. E. E.
Stickley of Leisurely Lane. Dr. DeMuetter
is returning to Brussels, Belgium after
spending the past three years in the medical
department of the Brookhaven National
Laboratory.
Of interest to the many people who are
anxious to use the new Brookhaven Town
beach at the foot of Corey Avenue is the
fact that the truck strike will probably
hold up the surfacing of the parking lot
for the time being. There is a sketch of
the new beach and marina in the window
of Joe Byrnes’ store on Blue Point Avenue
for those interested in seeing just what is
planned for our area.

July 14
A 16-year-old North Bellport youth was
saved Tuesday afternoon from possible
drowning in Canaan Lake by James Pinozzi,
17, of 22 Rowland Street, North Patchogue.
Fifth Precinct police said James swam
about 200 feet out into the lake to rescue
Edward Charles Hoyler of 812 Walker
Avenue, who has begun to go under the
water. Police said Edward was swimming
alongside an eight-foot rowboat, which
was occupied by his friend. Richard Polli,
14, of 818 Walker Avenue. When the Hoyler
youth began to sink, Polli tried to recover
him. When James brought Edward to shore,
he applied artificial respiration. Patrolman
Arthur Benincase of the Suffolk County
police rushed the youth to Brookhaven
memorial Hospital, where he was treated
and discharged yesterday.
Frank R. LePre, district representative
and serviceman for the Patchogue Electric
Light Company, recently received his 25-
year service emblem from Leslie Weiss,
president of PELCO. Mr. LePre’s son,
Frank, a member of the U. S. Air Force,
received a key chain with the PELCO
insignia attached from Harold C. Hayden,
PELCO personnel manager.
Miss Brenda Jochnowitz, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Jochnowitz of
Colonial Drive, Patchogue, and Miss
Nancy McConlogue, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Robert J. McConlogue, of Park St.,
Blue Point were named to the spring
semester Dean’s List at State University
College of Education, Oswego.
John Cook, Bellport High School
pitching ace, has signed a contract to
play professional baseball with the
Milwaukee Braves organization. John
“Honey” Russell, area supervisor for the
Braves, inked John to a contract recently
at the Cook home in East Patchogue. The
former Bellport High student will report
to the Braves organization next spring
and be assigned to one of the Milwaukee
minor league teams.
Recent newcomers to Bellport are
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Fassman and their
daughter Lisa, 2, who moved here from
East Patchogue to their new home at 41
Bieselin Road. Mr. Fassman is a builder
with Northview Homes.
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Agostinello,
who have recently returned from their
honeymoon, are now residing at 17 South
Country Road, Bellport. Mr. Agostinello is
football coach at Patchogue High School,
and his wife is head of the math department
at Patchogue Junior High School.
Summer symphonics are provided
every Wednesday night on the front
lawn of Center Moriches High School by
the Summer Band, composed of Center
Moriches High School students and
graduates. Chester G. Osborne, music
director of Center Moriches schools, is
conductor in charge of the popular evening
concerts, which have the reputation for
stopping traffic along Main Street. Miss
Margaret Pendzick of Center Moriches
got a chance to apply lessons learned as
a musical education major at Fredonia
State Teachers College, where she is a
senior, when Mr. Osborne handed Miss
Pendzick the baton during one number of
last Wednesday night’s summer concert.

 

July 21

Eight-year-old Roland Poirer, whose
left eye was pierced with an arrow July 12
in Patchogue, is expected to continue to
have the use of his eye. according to Dr.
Samuel Kaufman, attending physician.
Roland, who is the youngest child of
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Poirer of 63 Amity
Street, was discharged Monday from
Brookhaven Memorial Hospital. The boy
was accidentally wounded when he and
another boy were playing with bows and
arrows in the yard behind the apartment
house where the Poirers live. According
to police, the arrow penetrated about an
inch. The arrow had a dull wood tip. A
splinter had to be removed. The boy was
taken to the hospital by Patrolman Horace
Giuffreda.
An inch-long fish bone was removed
Monday from the throat of Mrs. Mary
Jonaitis of Buckley Road, Patchogue
by Dr, Murlin K. Ewell of Patchogue,
according to reports of the Fifth Precinct,
Suffolk County Police. Patrolman Joseph
Intermaggio and Police Sgt. Henry Bach
were dispatched to the scene about 3
p.m. Sgt. Bach drove Mrs. Jonaitis to
Brookhaven Memorial Hospital, where
the bone was removed by Dr. Ewell.
Patchogue Civic and Garden Club
Yard-of-the-Month awards were made
this week as follows: North—Mr. and
Mrs. David Goodfellow of 246 Jennings
Avenue; East—Mr. and Mrs. John Ryan
of 275 Phyllis Drive; South—Mr. and Mrs.
Nick Fucillo of 120 River Avenue; and
West—Mr. and Mrs. John Lobichusky of
12 Oxbow Road.
Miss Harriet Phillips has been
accepted as an airline stewardess for the
American Airlines and is planning to leave
for Fort Worth, Tex. on Aug. 8 to begin her
training at Amon Carter Field. She is the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Phillips of
South Country Road, Bellport.
Steve Bonyun of Burnett Lane and
Raymond Buckley of Edgar Avenue, both
of Brookhaven are lifeguards at Great
Gun Beach, opposite Center Moriches.
Steve graduated from Bellport High
School this summer and Ray is going to
be a sophomore at the State College of
Alabama.
Ward Miles, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Francis T. Miles of Blue Point, and an Air
Force ROTC cadet at Cornell University,
is preparing to take off on an orientation
flight in an Air Force T-33 aircraft.
Cadet miles, who completed his junior
year in advanced Air Force ROTC, is
attending four weeks of summer training
at Lockbourne Air Force Base, Ohio,
as part of his officer training at college.
While at summer training, Cadet Miles
observes and actually participates in Air
Force operations. Following graduation at
Cornell, he will be eligible for appointment
as a second lieutenant in the Air Force
and for entry into flight training to win the
coveted silver wings of an Air Force pilot.
Playing this week at the Patchogue
Theatre: The Guns of Navarone, starring
Gregory Peck, David Niven and Anthony
Quinn; at the Rialto Theatre: The Fiercest
Heart, starring Stuart Whitman, Juliet
Prowse, Ken Scott and Raymond Massey;
at the Shirley Drive-In Theatre: Two Rode
Together, starring James Stewart, Richard
Widmark and Shirley Jones.


July 28

Montgomery Ward & Co. will move into
Patchogue sometime after Aug 1 with the
start of a catalogue store. Just this week,
the large department store chain signed a
long-term lease with Alexander Gutman,
one of the proprietors of Gutte Hardware,
Inc., 17 West Main Street, to open a mail
order house at Mr. Gutman’s store at 198
East Main Street. The building is next to the
Bee Hive in the quarters formerly occupied
by Raphan Carpets. It is understood that
Montgomery Ward intends to use the
catalogue store as a pilot before deciding
whether a full-fledged store would be
profitable.
Yes, the Patchogue Village Recreation
Department this year will run something
new. It will have a diaper derby, doll
carriage parade and a freckle contest. The
rules are simple for the diaper derby. Any
mother can enter her child as long as it
can crawl and is no older than one year.
For the freckle contest we will pick the
winner with the most freckles. Prizes will
be awarded to the winners.
Last week, the following Bellport families
enjoyed a week of cruising on their boats,
visiting ports in New York and Connecticut:
Mr. and Mrs. George Roeser, Mr. and Mrs.
Peter Paige, Dr. and Mrs. Robert Love, Mr.
and Mrs. john Snedeker and Mr. and Mrs.
Donald Streit. Also cruising were Vernon
O’Rourke and Maxwell Small, in the
former’s boat.
Recruit Marie Borruso, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Thomas Borruso of Bieselin Road,
Bellport, recently completed eight weeks of
basic military training at the Women’s Army
Corps Center, Fort McClellan, Ala. She is a
1959 graduate of Bellport High School and
attended Long Island University, Brooklyn.
The steeple for the bell of St. James
Episcopal Church in Brookhaven is growing
steadily. it is being built a few feet away
from the main structure and will be lifted
into its final place by a huge crane after its
completion, for which it had nine more feet
to grow on Monday; its construction started
from the uppermost point, steadily going on
downwards. The bell will probably be hung
before the steeple point will be lifted, but
even that was not quite certain yet. There
is a rumor going around that the bell would
be rung for the first time when the cross
has been attached to the highest point. It
could happen any day, any time.
Carole Jansson, a member of the
Medford Girls 4-H Club, recently attended
Club Congress at Cornell University,
Ithaca. About 35 girls and boys took the
trip by bus.
One dollar was stolen Friday from the
bureau of Joseph Manzi when entry was
gained through a bedroom window at
his home on Sorel Drive, Mastic Beach,
according to the fifth Precinct, Suffolk
County Police. The youth is the son of Mr.
and Mrs. Anthony A. Manzi. Patrolman
Charles Rattigan investigated.


 

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