Feb 7
George J. Hilley, son of Mr. and Mrs.
George V. Hilley of Cedar Grove Court, left
International Airport Monday night for New
Dehli, India. On the way, he is making stops
in Paris, Vienna, Munich and Rome. He has
taken a two-year foreign service assignment
with the Department of State.
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Overton of Harris
Street celebrated their 15th wedding anniversary Saturday.
Mrs. Ernest Stoeckel of Everett Street
celebrated her birthday Feb. 1.
Vikki Zegel, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Harold L. Zegel of Case Avenue, celebrated
her 13th birthday Saturday. Games and refreshments
were enjoyed by Gale, Susan,
Paul and James Lauben, Frank Hollman,
John Luca, Allie Heuther, Paula Kehlenback,
and Marcia and Kevin Zegel, all of Patchogue,
and Jacqueline Zegel of Islip.
Mr. and Mrs. George Kalivas of Maple
Avenue recently sailed National Hellenic
American Line’s luxury fl agship, S.S. Queen
Federica, from New York Harbor to sunny
Nassau in the Bahamas. Mrs. Kalivas is with
the South Shore Travel Bureau in Patchogue
and Mr. Kalivas owns a shoe repair shop in Sayville.
Airman Basic Frank Ferrante, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Ferrante of Columbia
Street, is being reassigned from Lackland
AFB, Texas, to Sheppard AFB, Texas, for
technical training as a United States Air
Force Base utilities specialist. He is a 1962
graduate of Seton Hall High School.
John Haag, the 5-foot-10-inch junior
backcourt ace on the PHS fi ve, has been a
standout player in the team’s campaign efforts.
Steady in scoring and strong on defense,
it was to no avail in Raiders’ loss to
Smithtown Friday, 48-44.
A new fl oodlight truck has been put into
service by the Hagerman Fire Department.
When fully equipped, the 1962 GMC truck
will be valued at $15,000. It contains a 15-kw
air-cooled generator that will be used at the
fi rehouse when the current is knocked out
by storms, six 1,000-watt lights, four 500-watt
lights and fi re police equipment. The Hagerman
Fire Department now has six pieces of
apparatus, plus a Cadillac ambulance.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Dunbar Jr. and
daughter spent several days this week with
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Dunbar Sr. of Otis Lane,
Bellport, before leaving on the S.S. Excalibur
for Iran. Mr. Dunbar Jr., who is in the State
Department, will be at the Embassy in Tehran
for the next two years.
Miss Alice M. Robinson, a native of Sayville,
is the author of a book entitled “The
Unbelonging,” which is being readied by
the Macmillan Company for publication
on Feb. 18. Miss Robinson is the director
of Nursing Education at Vermont State
Hospital in Waterbury. “The Unbelonging”
is a well-written story of the emotional
experiences of a young girl whose childhood
was deeply scarred by the difficulties
of a poverty-ridden family.
Dr. and Mrs. Glenn Price and children,
Beverly, Daniel and David, of Bayport
Avenue, left on Tuesday for Avington, England,
on the “United States.” Dr. Price, who
has been connected with the Brookhaven
National Laboratory employed as a physicist,
is going to work on research in reactor
physics. Dr. and Mrs. Price and their
family will be gone for a year, after which
they will return to Bayport.
Miss Linda Logan gave a surprise Sweet
Sixteen party at her home in Blue Point
last Thursday evening for Miss Patricia
Dugan. Those attending the party were the
Misses Claire Hester, Toni Calder, Ellen
Bulcock, Joyce King, Virginia Meissner,
Corinne Hanson and Maria Minardi, of
Bayport, and the Misses Irene Dugan,
Brenda Snell and Jane Rust, of Blue Point.
There were dancing, games and a social
time with a buffet supper for the guests.
The Thursday bridge club will celebrate
its 25th anniversary at a luncheon at Bronco
Charlie’s today. Those who are planning
to attend are Mrs. William Schneider
Sr., Mrs. William A. Thompson, Mrs. James
Sempepos, Mrs. Henry Meyer, Mrs. Fred
Roeber, Mrs. Allyn Robinson, Mrs. W.S.
Halliday and guest Mrs. Elmer McKee.
Don’t forget the Valentine Dance sponsored
by the Sayville Junior Auxiliary
of Southside Hospital at the Great River
Country Club on Saturday, Feb. 15. Tickets
are $3.00 a couple.
Sayville’s Golden Flashes went down
Friday night before a red hot Bay Shore
High team, 69-57. The Maroon had an
“on” night and sank 31 out of 51 field goal
Suffolk County News Years Ago
On the basis of Bay Shore’s
terrific shooting percentage, Coach Bob
Hazen’s charges did well to stay in the
ball game. Sayville lost the services of
the valuable Al Slavik during the first
five minutes of play due to a badly
sprained ankle. Whether Sayville would
have won the game with Slavik playing
full time is unlikely but his presence
certainly would have made a difference
in the score.
A Rock and Roll party was held on
Saturday afternoon at the home of Mrs.
William Spadaro on Washington Avenue,
chaperoned by Mrs. Spadaro and Miss
Pauline Manfredi. Refreshments were
served at the end of the afternoon. The
young people who enjoyed a good time
were Joanne and Donna Albert, Karen
Frank, Ruth Shields, Gail St. Lawrence,
Viki Mottl, Bill Spadaro, Joey Vella,
Gary St. Lawrence, Peter Basilacato,
Thomas Devlin, Eugene Gibson and William Ball.
The following Bellporters attended a
performance of the Broadway musical, “The
Sound of Music,” last Thursday night in New
York City: Mrs. Sigrid Rice, Mrs. Dwain White
and daughter Carla, Mrs. Harold Bohn and
children Karen, David and Sally, and Johnny
Binnington. Mrs. Robert Rice, whose stage
name is Sara Letton, starred as the oldest daughter Liesl.
The Fire District convention was held at
the Hotel Roosevelt this year and several of
the local Brookhaven Fire Department people
attended. They were Mr. and Mrs. George
Zukowski, Mr. and Mrs. Willis Strickland, Mr.
and Mrs. Francis Englehardt, Mr. and Mrs.
Joseph Leszkowicz and Mr. and Mrs. George Ranken.
Dennis Switick, A research scientist
with the National Aeronautical Space Administration
at Cleveland, Ohio, called his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Switick of Lexington
Road, Sunday. Dennis reported the
temperature was 20 degrees below zero, and
that he would much prefer Shirley weather.
Daniel Kavanagh, son of Mr. and Mrs.
William Kavanagh of Corbin Road, has been
appointed to the Dean’s List at Mohawk Valley
College of Technology, at Utica.
Ronald Cardero, son of Mr. and Mrs. Mike
Cardero of East Patchogue, and formerly of
Mastic Beach, will be 9 years old Saturday.
He is the grandson of Mrs. Nancy Fiorentino
of Laurelton Drive, Mastic Beach.
Playing at the Patchogue Theatre this
week: Walt Disney’s “Son of Flubber,” starring
Fred MacMurray and Nancy Olson; at
the Sayville Theatre: “40 Pounds of Trouble,”
with Tony Curtis, Suzanne Pleshette and Phil Silvers.

Feb 14
Stephen DeWitt Baer, son of Dr. and
Mrs. Max Baer of Patchogue, has just been
tendered a principal appointment to the
United States Naval Academy from Rep.
William F. Ryan of the 20th District. Mr.
Baer recently also received an alternate
nomination to Annapolis from Rep. Otis G. Pike.
Mr. and Mrs. Harvey R. Gehrig Sr. of
Patchogue announce the engagement of
their daughter, Cheryl, to Louis LaGatta,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Dominick LaGatta of Medford.
Recently returned from their honeymoon
are Mr. and Mrs. Aaron D. Rosen, who
sailed on a nine-day Caribbean cruise. Mrs.
Rosen is a graduate of the Latin American
Institute of New York City and is a bilingual
secretary. Her husband is a partner in the
PriceRite Furniture Center in Blue Point
and is active in veterans, civic and political
organizations. Mr. and Mrs. Rosen are
residing in Patchogue.
“Jumping Joe” Hauser is a defensive
mainstay on the Raider five. A 6-foot-2-inch
junior, playing at either center or forward,
his fine play Friday, when he scored eight
points and grabbed 12 rebounds, was vital
in PHS’ 59-57 win over West Babylon on
local court.
Mayer’s Flower Cottage, Medford Avenue,
Patchogue was awarded a New York Florists
Club trophy at a presentation in connection
with the Florists Club meeting in New York
City, Monday. Robert Mayer accepted the
trophy on behalf of the shop, one of the
most modern shops in the Patchogue area.
Members of the Hose Company of the
Bellport Fire Department will entertain
their wives at a roast beef dinner and dance
at the firehouse Saturday night. Edward
Bishop is chairman of the dinner.
Miss Marjorie Binnington, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. John Binnington of Bellport, has
returned home from Brookhaven Memorial
Hospital, where she spent 7 1/2 weeks
following an injury she sustained while
horseback riding.
Mr. and Mrs. James Carey, of Sylvan Avenue,
held open house on Friday, Feb. 7,
in celebration of the 86th birthday of Mrs.
Carey’s mother, Mrs. Minnie Packard. The
guests were Mrs. Betty Nuova and Mrs.
Judith Grimes, Mrs. Frances MacIntosh,
Mrs. Julia Carlson, Mrs. Ruth Engstrom,
Mrs. Douglas Mitchell and daughter, Karen,
Mrs. Alex Mitchell, Mrs. Frank Dioquardo
and Mr. and Mrs. George Ell. Mrs. Packard
received many phone calls and gifts. A large
birthday cake decorated the table together
with many flowers from those who were
unable to attend.
Miss Carol Peters was the guests of honor
at a bridal shower given for her by Mrs.
Albert Hoeckley at her home on Candee
Avenue, Saturday afternoon. The house and
table were decorated in the Valentine motif.
The invited guests were Miss Peter’s grandmother,
Mrs. Ralph R. Hawkins, Mrs. Eugene
E. Hawkins and Mrs. Spencer Snedecor.
Ensign Alex Viessmann arrived here unexpectedly
Saturday to spend a week’s leave
with his parents, Dr. and Mrs. Alfred H.
Viessmann of Greene Avenue. His ship, the
U.S.S. Rankin, docked in Norfolk, Va. that
morning after a four-and-a-half month tour
of duty in the Mediterranean. He will report
back for further duty Monday.
James V. Robelen Jr. and Kenneth F.
Robelen, the sons of Mr. and Mrs. James
Robelen, of 10 Montauk Highway, Oakdale,
have enrolled in a preparatory course in
the 1958 winter quarter at the Milwaukee
School of Engineering. Both attended Sayville
High School and served in the United States Navy.
Miss Kathleen McKellar, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Duncan McKellar of Bellevue Road,
has been accepted as a member of the East
Islip unit of the Southside Hospital Junior Auxiliary.
Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Slager have as their
guests for several days this week Mr. and
Mrs. Hessel Vander Baan and three children
from Curacao, Dutch West Indies. The
Vander Baans are en route to The Netherlands.
Mrs. Vander Baan is Mrs. Slager’s Cousin.
Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Kwaak will celebrate
their 50th wedding anniversary on
Saturday. They were married in the Sayville
Methodist parsonage on Feb. 15, 1908. The
witnesses, all of whom are alive, were Miss
Ann Kwaak, now Mrs. Abram Veryzer, of
Islip, Miss Laura Paauwe, now Mrs. Sam
Vanderploeg of Grand Rapids, Mich. and
John Paauwe and Marinus Slager, of West
Sayville. Mr. and Mrs. Kwaak have one son,
Earle Kwaak, and one grandson. They both
reside on Division Avenue, and both enjoy good health.
Billy Leigh-Manuell entertained a number
of his friends at a party at his home
on Tyler Avenue on Saturday to celebrate
his sixth birthday. The were Warren Horst,
Buddy Zegel, John Leigh-Manuell and Ronald Asmus.
Miss Beatriz Jaramillo, an exchange
student from Colombia, is staying at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Alan Thorndike
of South Howells Point Road for three
months while she is attending Bellport High School.
Maxwell Small of Otis Lane, who broke
his right leg in an ice skating accident
on Great South Bay off Bellport Lane
Saturday afternoon, is in good condition at
Brookhaven Memorial Hospital. Dr. Robert
Love was in attendance at the scene.
Sgt. George Eleazer, grandson of Mr. and
Mrs. Leroy Eleazer of New Jersey Avenue,
has been transferred from the Suffolk
County Air Force Base at Westhampton
Beach to a missile base near Anchorage,
Alaska. He left Feb. 1.
Miss Joanne Corsi and Louis Maler were
crowned Queen and King at the eighth
annual Sweetheart Dance held at Bellport
High School Saturday night. Chosen by
votes of the physical education classes, the
couple started the festivities by leading the
Snowball dance. Mothers of the students
furnished the refreshments of cake and soda.
Mrs. David Lanman and Mrs. William
Bedell, both of Bellport, recently modeled
vintage costumes at Dolly O’Connell’s for
the sixth annual Bal Masque, to be held
at the Bellport Country Club Saturday
night, sponsored by the South Bay Art Association.
Thomas Farrell, son of Mr. and Mrs.
James Farrell of Blue Point, placed third for
James Wilson Young High School at the A2
wrestling league tournament at Hauppauge
and is now eligible to compete in the county tournament.
Mr. and Mrs. Milton Bevis and son
Jeffrey of Blue Point were guests at a
recent luncheon held at Felice’s restaurant
in Patchogue in honor of Jeff’s reign as 1962
Poster Boy for the New York Telephone
Company, Suffolk Area Long Island Fund Drive.
Winners of a student cake-baking contest
sponsored by the Mothers Club of St. John’s
R.C. School, were Darlene and Patricia
Droskoski, twin sisters, who won first prize.
Second prize was won by William Noe, and
third by Roseanne Nappi.

Feb 21

50 Years Ago
February 1963
Mrs. Samuel Smith observed her 97th
birthday Sunday with a birthday cake and
refreshments at the Ramor Nursing Home
on Baker Street. Mrs. Smith, who is known
to her many friends as Aunt Effie, received
many gifts and cards. Mrs. Smith formerly
lived on Rose Avenue.
John F. White Jr., the new president of
Brookhaven Memorial Hospital, presented
retiring president Clinton D. Finger with
a well-deserved gift of a silver candelabra
at a testimonial dinner Sunday at Felice’s
restaurant in Patchogue.
Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln G. Schmidt of
Patchogue announce the engagement
of their daughter Marian, to George B.
Marschall Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. George
B. Marschall of Massapequa. Miss Schmidt
is a graduate of Patchogue High School
and the University of Pennsylvania and is
presently employed with the New York Life
Insurance Company of New York City.
Army Private Jason J. Dayton III, 21,
whose parents live on Swezey Street,
Patchogue, recently completed eight
weeks of advanced individual artillery
training as a cannoneer at the Artillery and
Missile Center, Fort Sill, Okla. He is a 1961
graduate of Patchogue High School.
A local Patchogue girl has been
announced as a Homemaker of Tomorrow
finalist in the 1963 Betty Crocker Search
for the American Homemaker. Judith
MacDonald, a Patchogue High School
student and daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Robert MacDonald of Washington Avenue,
Patchogue, achieved high scores in a
knowledge and aptitude test given senior
girls. She is now eligible, along with
winners in other New York State high
schools, for the title of State Homemaker
of Tomorrow. The winner of the title will
be awarded a $1,500 scholarship from
General Mills, sponsor of the program.
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Hendrie of Bellport
attended the South Bay Art Association’s
Bal Masque at the Bellport Country
Club dressed as Sir Lancelot and Queen
Guinevere. Their costumes were among
the prizewinners at the sixth annual affair.
Mr. and Mrs. Dwain White of Bellport
galloped off with a prize for their costumes
portraying a love affair between Tom Mix
and his horse Tony. The theme of the ball
was “Great Lovers.”
A surprise party was given for Joel
Furman Friday night in celebration of
his 15th birthday by Richard Larkin of
Academy Lane. Twenty guests were present.
A party was given for Timothy Sears
Friday in celebration of his 6th birthday
by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Sears of
South Country Road. Guests were Myles
Wiener, Keith Bieselin, Robbie Mahoney,
Tommy Russell, Cara Corngold, of Bellport;
and Dirk Brown and Jonny Shore of East Patchogue.
Carla White, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Dwain White of Bellport, flew to Maine
Sunday to ski at Sugar Loaf Inn at Kingfield.
Mr. and Mrs. L. Donald Pfeiffle, former
Bellport residents, are proprietors of Sugar Loaf.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lewis of Epsom
Course, Brookhaven, celebrated their 50th
wedding anniversary Sunday with a party
at the home of the son and daughter-in-
law, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lewis Jr. of Valley Stream.
Golden wedding anniversary was
celebrated by Mr. and Mrs. Peter Nizza of
Frowein Avenue, Center Moriches Saturday
night in the Colonial Arms Restaurant
in Center Moriches. Mr. and Mrs. Nizza
were married in St. John’s R.C. Church in
1913. Their best man at the wedding, Dan
Cardona of New York City, was present
at the celebration. The Nizzas have 12
children, 20 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.
Mastic firemen battled a fire in a car
belonging to John Dolezal of Ocean and
Riviera avenues, Mastic, at 8:50 p.m.
Saturday. Mr. Dolezal told police that he
covered his 1955 auto with a blanket at 7
p.m. after returning from the store. He said
that at 8:40 p.m. an unidentified person
knocked on his door and told him that
his car was on fire. He called the Mastic
vamps, who responded and extinguished
the smoky blaze.
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Gierasch, of Middle
Road, have received word that their son,
Airman second class Paul F. Gierasch,
U.S. Air Force, is now stationed in For-
mosa. Airman Gierasch left for his new
post late last month after spending a six-
week leave with his parents.
Mrs. William Kelly, of Fairview Avenue,
will hold open house in honor of her hus-
band, William M. Kelly, on Sunday. Mr.
Kelly, known to many of his friends as
“Corregidor” because of his long associa-
tion with that place in his service during
the Spanish-American War, will celebrate
his 81st birthday with this open house affair.
Despite the driving snow, gale-force
winds and hazardous roads, services
were held as usual at St. John’s Episcopal
Church on Sunday morning. Attendance
was, as might be expected, light. Next
Sunday morning Holy Eucharist will be
celebrated by the Venerable Canon Harry
J. Stretch, Arch deacon of Suffolk.
Congratulations are being received
this week by Mr. and Mrs. William Smith,
of Idle Hour, who became the parents
of a baby boy on Wednesday of Last
week. Mr. and Mrs. Smith also have two daughters.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Levine and family,
 of Idle Hour, moved on the weekend
to their new home in Country Village,  East Islip.
Mr. and Mrs. John Martin Jr. entertained
at a Valentine Party Saturday
evening in their Cliff Avenue home. Their
guests were Mr. and Mrs. John Haun, Mr.
and Mrs. Edward Fallon, Mr. and Mrs.
John Kampe and Mr. and Mrs. Arthur
Krsnak, all of Sayville.
Lynn Carol Parsons, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Courtier Parsons of Saxton
Avenue, celebrated her sixth birthday
on Monday was a party at her home
for several of her little girl friends. Her
guests were Kim Woodard, Andrea Hub-
bard, Robin Gross, Barbara Leber, Pat-
ti Kubelle, Barbara Sunderland, Peggy
Bason, Linda Brunini, Diane Wickham,
Joan Gallagher, Nancy Jansch, Sue Saw-
yer and Frances Beckert.
Don’t forget the dance to be given
by the Joseph Kovarik Post, American
Legion, on Saturday evening, Feb. 22, at
the Legion Hall. Music is by Bob Potter’s
Orchestra. Donations, $1.25, door prizes
and dance prizes.
Louis A. Hindla, Bohemia nurseryman,
will be among the exhibitors in the 12th
annual Spring Garden Show to be held at
the West Hempstead Island Garden begin-
ning Saturday and continuing through
March second. Mr. Hindla will display a
broadleaf evergreen garden
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Beintema enter-
tained more than 70 friends at dinner
at Land’s End on Friday evening in cel-
ebration of their 30th wedding anniver-
sary. Among the guests were the maid
of honor at their wedding, Mrs. Edward
Wally, the former Miss Alice Lunt, and
Miss Grace Smith, of Bayport, who was
the organist. Mr. and Mrs. Beintema were
married in the Blue Point Baptist Church
on February 14, 1928.

Feb 28

Miss Hannah Campagna, a missionary
from the Philippines, enjoyed a weekend
visit at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis
Worrad on Bayport Avenue. Miss Campagna
was the guest speaker at the Blue Point
Baptist Church on Sunday and gave an
illustrated talk on her missionary work.
Mr. and Mrs. William Fechter of Atlantic
Avenue, Blue Point, celebrated their 41st
wedding anniversary last Thursday with
dinner at Hunt’s Foster House in Sayville.
Friends who joined them in this celebra-
tion were Mr. and Mrs. George Brush, Mr.
and Mrs. Hiram Darrow and Mr. and Mrs.
Arthur Shand of Bayport. After the dinner,
Mr. and Mrs. Darrow entertained these
guests at their home on Bayport Avenue.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter La Frantz Jr., who
moved to Oakdale within recent months,
became the parents of a son, their sec-
ond child born two weeks ago in the
Brookhaven Hospital. Mr. and Mrs. Walter
La Frantz, longtime residents of Idle Hour,
are the proud grandparents.
Kathryn Spiess, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Newton Spiess of Idle Hour, entertained a
group of classmates on the occasion of
her eighth birthday on Monday afternoon.
Those invited included Elaine Van Weele,
Peggy Kuss, Suzanne Price, Diane Rein-
hold, Bonnie Jennewein, Linda Levine,
Kevin Raymod, Craig Kessley, Andy Bus-
chor, Larry Schultz, Ronald Sbani, Paul
Arons, and Kathryn’s two sisters, Eliza-
beth and Virginia.
Mrs. Frederick Skelton, of Candee Ave-
nue, who has been spending more than two
months in San Francisco with her son-in-
law and daughter, is expected home by air
tomorrow. Her health is greatly improved.
Mrs. Clarence Danes and Mrs. Richard
Thursday, accompanied by Mrs. Harry
Gross, of Valley Stream, returned home
last Wednesday, aboard the Saturnia, after
a Mediterranean cruise of 47 days. They
spent three weeks of the time touring
Pvt. Jack M. Beebe, now serving in the
U.S. Army, will leave Saturday for Seoul,
Korea, where he will be stationed for the
next 18 months. He will be attached to the
Armed Forces television station there. Pvt.
Beebe received his basic training at Fort
Dix, N.J. and for some time was attached
to the Armed Forces Press, Radio and
Television in New York City. Prior to his
Army stint, Beebe was a producer with the
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