November 01

50 Years Ago
Frank Arcuri of Waverly Avenue recently
displayed a 100-pound Italian squash that he
raised in his backyard garden. Mr. Arcuri said
that next year he will make a special effort
to raise a real prizewinner by using a little
additional care, instead of letting nature take
its course. However, it looks like nature did
OK this year.
Lawrence Peter Spitale, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Sal Spitale of Patchogue, is a freshman
at St. Francis College in Biddeford, Maine.
Mr. and Mrs. Spitale and daughter Rose
Marie, accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Joseph
Gasky of Flushing spent a recent weekend at
the college.
Drew Hamblin of Patchogue High School
was named rotary Student of the Month for
October and has attended the meetings of
the Rotary Club held each Wednesday at the
Suffolk County Republican Clubhouse, Blue
Donald Coon, a student at the university of
Miami has been inducted into the Beta Beta
Beta National Biology Honor Fraternity. He
is the son of Mr. and Mrs. George Coon of
New jersey Avenue.
Mr. and Mrs. William Wright of Bell Street,
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Wright of Browns Lane,
Mrs. Norman Paswater of South Country
Road and Mrs. Walter Jones of New York City
returned home last Thursday from a motor
trip to Niagra Falls and parts of Canada.
Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Ross of Academy
Lane attended the Cornell-Princeton football
game at Ithaca Saturday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Loiodici of Medford
announce the engagement of their daughter
Catherine, to John Spero, son of Mrs.
Nancy Spero of East Patchogue. Both are
graduates of Patchogue High School, class of
1961. Miss Loiodici is now employed at the
Patchogue bank. Mr. Spero is employed by
Hill’s supermarket.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Morley have returned
to Corey Avenue for the winter from their
home at Fire Island Pines.
The investiture ceremony for Brownie
troop 58 with Mrs. John Bauer as leader
was held Oct. 22 in the Blue point fi rehouse
with 15 mothers attending. The girls who
were invested were: Brenda Bartick, Joanne
Bauer, Barbara Cosentino, Robin Dixon,
Patricia and Tina Hafemeister, Jody Keefe,
April McGraw, Peggy rose, Shelley Swezey
and Jean-Marie Werner.
Henri Gervais of Medford returned home
recently after spending some time at the Fort
Hamilton Veterans Hospital, following an
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mistler are building a
new home on Long Island Avenue.
Mr. and Mrs. James B.M. Bulloch of Center
Moriches will celebrate their golden wedding
anniversary at a reception for relatives and
old friends Nov. 11 in the Lindemere Hotel,
Center Moriches.
Michael Finnegan, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Frank E. Finnegan of Center Moriches,
celebrated his 5th birthday with a party at
home, Saturday. Guests were Guy Gould,
Michael Flattery, Rhys Burch, Brian Donahue
and Michael’s brother Timothy.
Mrs. Frank V. Kruk was married recently
in St. John’s R.C. Church, Center Moriches.
The wedding reception was held at the Acres
restaurant in Mastic Beach. The bride is the
former Miss Josephine A. Zuzierla of Mastic Beach.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank R. Zahradka of Second
Avenue entertained at a circus birthday
party last Thursday afternoon for their
son Jeffrey’s fourth birthday. His guests
who played games for prizes were: Claire
and James Herring of Babylon, Suzanne
Emanovsky of Bohemia, Suzanne Satava,
Louise Bankston and Jeffrey’s brother,
Frank, of Bayport.
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Mr. and Mrs. Charles Huffine, formerly of
Candee Avenue, are now living in their new
home on Locust Avenue in Bohemia. Their
son Robert is with the National Guard, stationed
at Ft. Dix for a few weeks after which
he will be sent to Ft. Knox.
Thomas Shepelrich, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Anton Shepelrich of 61 Brook Lane, Sayville,
one of five men selected to compete
for the title of King of the Harvest Ball at
State University at Alfred. A 1960 graduate
of Sayville High School, Mr. Shepelrich is a
senior major in electronic communications
at Alfred Tech where he is athletic chairman
of Gamma Theta Gamma fraternity.
Mr. and Mrs. David Wallace and their son,
Douglas, have moved from Cherry Avenue,
West Sayville, into their new house near the
bay on Sunset Drive. The Wallaces, who
recently came here from Annapolis, Md. are
connected with the State Conservation program
at Adelphi College an with the Oyster
Institute of North America.
Mrs. John Foley of Nelson Avenue entertained
at tea on Monday afternoon of last
week at her home. About 20 women were
present to meet and talk with Bernard P.
McSherry, Democratic Candidate for district
attorney. Mr. McSherry spoke on the duties
of the district attorney’s office especially in
Suffolk County.

November 08
Ralph Zegel, lifetime resident of
Patchogue, has been promoted to manager
of the Miles Shoe Store, East Main Street,
Patchogue. Mr. Zegel, who married the
former Miss Ann Murray, resides with
his wife and four children on Old North
Ocean Avenue.
Mrs. Edith Fogarty of Maple Avenue
and Mrs. Mary Bliss Rodinis of Lynbrook
went to Glens Falls recently and visited
Miss Elizabeth Call, a former teacher
in Patchogue. They also stopped in
Chestertown in the Adirondacks and
visited Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm Shand,
formerly of Blue Point, who have a motel there.
Raymond Torborg is the winner of a
20-year safe driving award. He operates
a Dugan’s Bakery route in the Patchogue
area. Over this long period, he has driven
more than a half-million miles in all types
of weather without even as much as
scratching a fender.
Marianne Hillen of Patchogue, a junior
at Hartwick College, Oneonta, is among
13 seniors and fi ve juniors there who have
been nominated to appear in “Who’s Who
Among Students in American Universities
and Colleges” for the 1963 edition.
The long drought has ended. Patchogue
High School, which hasn’t been able to
beat Bay Shore in football since 1952,
came through with fl ying colors Tuesday
afternoon on the Senior High fi eld with a
dramatic 6-0 victory. The high hopes that
this might be the year came to a climax
with only 45 seconds left in the game
when fullback Jake Margolies drove
over from the 5 after taking a pitchout
from quarterback Willie Toth on a fourthdown
play. The victory gave Patchogue
a 4-2 league and season record and sole
possession of third place in the AA-II
league standings.
Frank Fontana of Park Dodge, West Main
Street, Patchogue recently presented the
keys of a new 1963 Dodge Power Wagon
with 4-wheel drive and snowplow to Pat
Felice of Felice’s Restaurant. The car will
be used in the catering business, as well
as for plowing snow when necessary.
Miss Joan DiDio, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Anthony DiDio of Bellport, was
graduated Oct. 26 from Caledonian
Hospital School of Nursing, Brooklyn.
She is employed as assistant charge of
maternity ward at Caledonian Hospital.
Wayne Sohl returned Monday to
Greenbrier Military School at Lewisburg,
W. Va., after spending his fall leave with
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Sohl of
Station Road.
Sixteen couples attended a Halloween
party given by the Hose Company of the
Bellport Fire Department Saturday night
at the fi rehouse. Edward Bishop was in
charge of the affair.
The Old South Haven Church on South
Country Road now has a babysitting
service at the same time as the 11 a.m.
service. The women who have volunteered
their services are: Mesdames Schuyler
Corwin, Thomas Sheppard, Alice Freidel,
John Kay and Walter Luby.
Last Tuesday night, the Medford Men’s
and Ladies’ Choral groups enjoyed a
Halloween party. Misses Peggy Thode and
Pat Berger were in charge of the event,
which was greatly enjoyed.
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Adams of Center
Moriches celebrated their golden wedding
anniversary Oct. 31 at a reception held
Oct. 27 in the Colonial Arms Restaurant,
East Moriches. A three-tiered wedding
cake and turkey dinner highlighted the
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Miss Marianne Clasen, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. William Clasen Jr., of Gerritsen
Avenue is on a six-week tour of France,
Holland, Italy and Germany. While she is in
Hamburg, Germany, she will visit her uncle
and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur J. Clasen,
who will go on the tour to Paris with her.
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Divis of Fairview
Avenue entertained at a pool party last
Thursday night at Brookhaven National
Laboratory for the ninth birthday
of their son, Conrad. His guests were
Gordon Huszagh, Robert Brunner,
Richard Staniewicz, and craig Colbert.
After their swim, Conrad and his guests
returned to the Divis home for Hallowe’en
refreshments, followed by ghost stories.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank McGlynn of West
Islip have moved into their new home on
Montauk Highway in West Sayville.
Frank Beyer returned to his home on
Greeley Avenue here on Sunday after a
short trip by air to Germany, Luxembourg and France.
The covered-dish supper held Saturday
at the West Sayville Fire House by the
Oakdale-West Sayville Republican Club
was successful. Town clerk George Raven
and Walter M. Ormsby, Congressional
candidates, were among the guests.
Four boats were entered in the Oakdale
Sportsmen’s Club’s tournament for striped
bass last week. The tournament was won
by William Trautwein for landing the
largest bass. There will be a cod fishing
tournament on Nov. 17, 18 and 20, with
prizes to be awarded for the largest fish.
Mrs. George Ruzicka, Nicholas Esposito,
Anthony Yonda, Vernon Gilman and
Ralph Bivone represented the Theodore
Roosevelt Republican Club at a rally at the
arena in Commack on Thursday and had
the pleasure of speaking with Gov. Nelson Rockefeller.
Miss Fannie Avino of Brooklyn returned
home on Tuesday after spending several
days visiting with her brother and sisterin-
law, Mr. and Mrs. James Avino of Edwards Lane.
Playing at the Patchogue Theatre this
week: “Gigot,” starring Jackie Gleason; at
the Rialto Theatre: “The Horror Chamber
of Dr. Faustis,” with Pierre Brasseur; at
the Sayville Theatre: Elvis Presley in “Kid Galahad.”

November 15
The Pilot Club of Patchogue, a chapter
of Pilot Club International, is the fi rst Pilot
Club to be organized on Long Island. The
charter presentation dinner was at Felice’s
restaurant in Patchogue Saturday. Installed
as president was Mrs. S. Giuri.
Peter Borella, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Peter Borella of Oak Street, Patchogue, a
freshman majoring in mathematics at the
University of Bridgeport, has successfully
passed the audition for membership as
a tenor in the University of Bridgeport concert choir.
Mr. and Mrs. Alfred F. Huenther of
Patchogue announce the engagement of
their daughter, Nancy Lorraine, to Pvt.
1/c Jon N. McPhail, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Ronald McPhail of Patchogue. Both Miss
Huenther and Mr. McPhail are graduates of
Patchogue High School, class of 1961.
Judith Silberbusch, violinist, and Jill
O’Brien, cellist, from the Patchogue Senior
High School, have been selected to play
in the All-State High School Orchestra in
December at Kiamesha Lake, N.Y. Jill has
studied cello for 10 years and is at present
studying with Jacob Kellas of Sayville.
Judy has studied violin for eight years. Her
teacher is Raymond Lysak, string instructor
with the Patchogue School music staff.
A farewell party was held at the home of
Miss Evelyn Moger of Country Club Road
Saturday night in honor of Mr. and Mrs.
W.E. Carter of Broadview Avenue, who
are leaving soon to make their home in
San Juan, Puerto Rico. Other guests were
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Olsen, Mr. and Mrs.
Edwin Nystrom and Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm Johnson.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Brown of Main
Street entertained at a party Saturday
afternoon for their daughter Gail, who
was 6 years old. Her guests were Joan
Regalmuto, Lynda Dege, Patty Ann Arthur,
Aileen Reilly, Terry Perino, Kent Rahm, and
Gail’s brother Gary and her sister Nancy, of
Bellport; Dennis Brown of Brookhaven;
Bonnie Gasney of Patchogue; and Susan
Knoetffler of Bayport.
Linda Berg, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Richard Berg of Blue Point, celebrated her
6th birthday Nov. 8 with ice cream and cake
being served to her and her classmates in
Mrs. Constance Hafer’s fi rst-grade room.
Mrs. Mollie Monteith, the widow of
Captain Robert Monteith, fl ew here recently
from Detroit and is spending several weeks
visiting her daughter, Mrs. Florence Lynch
of Blue Point Avenue. Mrs. Monteith
celebrated her 91st birthday in May.
Howard Shene of Blue Point, Anthony
Palumbo of Hagerman and Charles Hollins
of Bayport returned home Sunday after a
weeks’ hunting trip to Saranac Lake.
Richard Grimminger, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Rudolph Grimminger of Center Moriches,
has returned to Camp Lejeune, N.C., where
he is stationed with the U.S. Marine Corps,
after spending 10 days with his family.
Capt. Paul Fuelling Jr. of Lubbock, Texas
was a guest of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Paul
Fuelling Sr. of Mastic Beach last weekend.
Capt. Fuelling and his co-pilot landed at
the Floyd Bennett Naval Air Station Friday
night and returned Sunday to the Randolf
Air Force base in San Antonio.
Mrs. Jean Arnzen of Mastic attended a
luncheon recently in honor of Gov. Nelson
Rockefeller at the Vernon Valley Inn in Northport.
Playing this week at the Patchogue
Theatre: “The Chapman Report,” starring
Shelley Winters, Jane Fonda and Efrem
Zimbalist Jr.; at the Rialto Theatre: “Period
of Adjustment,” with Tony Franciosa, Jane
Fonda and Jim Hutton.
Mr. and Mrs. Franklin McConnell of
Suydam Lane and their children, Franklin
Jr., Holly, Jennifer and Kimberly, left this
week for a two-week vacation to upstate
New York and they will spend Thanksgiving
week end with Mr. and Mrs. Cluett
Schantz at their home in Marlboro, N.Y.
Charlie Dickerson will not be undersold.
A free cookie goes to everyone who
buys a ticket for the Colgate Glee Club
concert from him.
Mr. and Mrs. George Staley and their
family are leaving Monday to make their
home in Armonk, N.Y., after spending the
past nine years on Greene Avenue.
Robert Taunton, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Howard Taunton, and Michael Cruise, son
of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Cruise, both of Foster
Avenue, left this morning to begin their
two years of service in the U.S. Army.
Miss Shirley Krauss, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Arthur Krauss of Palmer Circle,
entertained over last weekend Jacques
Zarou, of Paris, internationally known violinist.
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Doubrava and Mrs.
Jerry Doubrava of Karshick Street were
guests on Sunday at the surprise engagement
party given for Miss Joan Campagna
of Brooklyn and Peter Castka at the home
of Mr. Castka’s sister, Mrs. James Zoubantes
of Hicksville. He is the son of Emil
Castka Jr., of Karshick Street.
John Verbeke, son of Mr. and Mrs. John
Verbeke of West Avenue, arrived home
from overseas and was separated from the
U.S. Army last Wednesday. He has been in
service in Bamberg, Germany for the past 21 months.
Freshen up for Thanksgiving with a new
dress, greatly reduced until November
21st, all sizes. Gertrude Burns, Sayville
Centre, 61 Railroad Avenue.
Mrs. Jerry Havranek of Walnut Avenue
had as her guests on Sunday Mr. and Mrs.
Joseph Havlin and sons Gerald and Joseph of Yonkers.

November 22
Everett Wright of Washington Avenue,
Patchogue recently bagged a rare brownspotted
white deer in Dorset, Vt. The
spikehorn weighed 110 pounds.
The Bee Hive of Patchogue is among 35
retail stores located in 20 states that have
been singled out for national recognition
due to the performance of outstanding
acts of community service, specifi cally
“for its student training program, which
provides healthy outlets for young people.”
Miss Sheila Jones, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. W. Kenneth Jones of Cedar Avenue,
entertained 50 guests in honor of her
16th birthday, at Felice’s restaurant, West
Main Street, Saturday night.
Patchogue High School’s football team
aims to become the winningest Red
Raider team in nearly 20 years tomorrow
morning against Port Jeff in the annual
Thanksgiving Day clash. The Raiders
team is led by fullback Jake Margolies
and quarterback Willie Toth, along
with Geppy Celauro, Tom Julian, Vince
DeCerbo, Junior Paparelli, Rich Dieterle,
John Storch, John Haag, John Cacioppo,
Ralph Cheney, Ralph Johansen, Roger
Herold and Fred Davies. Both teams go
into battle with a 5-2 record. The Raiders
currently sport a four-game winning streak.
The following committee members
were present at the home of Mrs. Marion
Heuss, Scherger Avenue, East Patchogue,
Nov. 12, when plans were formulated for
the annual Christmas party of the Rosary
Alter Society to be held Dec. 3 in the St.
Joseph the Worker Church auditorium:
Mesdames Rosemary Junk, Kathleen
O’Kane, Ethel Palladino, Mary Groh, Joan
Poetello, Mary Veitch, Bernice Clark,
Gloria Linbrunner, Elaine O’Connor,
Bernadette Haynes, Lorraine Albinowski
and Muriel Gallagher.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Mahoney of
Bellport, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Chant of
Bayport and Mr. and Mrs. John Gorman of
Patchogue attended the Army-Pittsburgh
football game at Yankee Stadium Saturday afternoon.

The Knit ‘n Chat Club met at the home
of Mrs. Edward Warner of Second Street
on Nov. 13. The birthdays of Mrs. Robert
Wayte and Mrs. William Valentine were celebrated.
Mrs. John Gibson and children Billie
and Susan of Pearl Street went to New
York City Sunday to attend a performance
of “Through the Looking Glass” at a
Greenwich Village theatre, in celebration
of Susan’s 7th birthday.
Recently married are Mr. and Mrs.
William Richards, whose wedding took
place Nov. 10 in Mary Immaculate R.C.
Church, Bellport. The bride is the former
Miss Marie Fuoco of Bellport.
John Longo, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas
Longo of Blue Point, celebrated his 8th
birthday with a party at his home Nov.
12. His guests were James Hafemeister,
George Weeks, Larry Sanwald, Richard
Bumstead, and his brother Joseph Longo.
Refreshments were served and games
were played and each child received a favor.
A 20th wedding anniversary was
celebrated by Mr. and Mrs. Harry Hebberd
of Center Moriches Nov. 14.
On Nov. 30, the school newspaper, the
“Daemon,” is sponsoring its annual dance
in the cafeteria. The following committees
have been chosen to assure the dance’s
success: publicity, Ellen Neveloff, Florence
Baden; refreshments, Josette Mondanaro;
and decorations, John Wallace. This dance
is for students in the high school grades nine through 12.
Seaman Bart Mohlenhoft left the Norfolk
Naval Base on Monday to fly to the Azores,
Morocco and Italy for further training after
which he will be stationed on the Aircraft
Carrier “Forrestal.” Seaman Mohlenhoff is
the son of Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Mohlenhoff of Middle Road.
Miss Louise Van Popering of West Avenue
celebrated her 82nd birthday yesterday.
She and her sister, Miss Martha Van
Popering entertained at their home last
evening for Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Van
Popering of Geenport, Mr. and Mrs. Walter
Van Popering of Sayville, Mrs. Lewis Van
Popering of Islip, Mr. and Mrs. Marinus
Van Popering of Bayport, Mrs. Eugene
McCarthy and Mrs. Aaron Boogertman of
Bay Shore, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Slager
and Mrs. Herbert Barrett.
Mr. and Mrs. Martin Dorio of Karen Drive
celebrated their 18th wedding anniversary
and the 17th birthday of their son Martin Jr.
at a family dinner party on Sunday. Their
guests were Miss Anna Marsala, Mrs. Elvira
Dorio and Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Dorio.
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph D’Ovidio of Boston
and Sgt. and Mrs. Kemper Watson and their
children, Kim and Robert, of East Islip,
plan to spend Thanksgiving Day as guests
of Majoy and Mrs. Peter Foss of 14 Vincent
Place. The D’Ovidios will return to Boston on Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Harold E. Cooke and daughter
Lynne of St. Louis, Mo. have moved into
the Holcombe Cottage on Kensington Ave.
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Hillenbrand and family
and Mr. and Mrs. Otto Hillenbrand of
McConnell Avenue spent Thanksgiving at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles L. Glenn
and family at Lake Hiawatha N.J. Mrs.
Glenn is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Otto Hillenbrand.
Mr. and Mrs. Churchill Smith and daughter,
Martha, of Snedecor Avenue, spent the
weekend visiting Danbury, Conn.
Playing at the Patchogue Theatre this
week: “Gypsy,” starring Rosalind Russell,
Natalie Wood and Karl Malden; at the
Rialto Theatre: Jerry Lewis in “It’s Only Money.”
Shop at Bohack for all your
Thanksgiving needs: turkeys, 35 cents
per pound; yellow turnips, 5 cents per
pound; large stalk celery, 15 cents; sweet
potatoes, 2 cans for 39 cents; Bohack
fruit pies (apple, pumpkin, mince) 69
cents; holiday egg nog, 59 cents quart.

November 29

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