March 7

Miss Rita M. Crocitto, daughter of Mrs.
Salvatore J. Salamone of South Ocean
Avenue, has been pledged to Kappa
Kappa Gamma Sorority at Middlebury
College, where she is a freshman.
George Dietz of Academy Street was
guest of honor at a testimonial dinner
given by the Loyal Order of Moose
recently. Among other gifts, he was
presented with a plaque and money tree.
Mr. Dietz was celebrating his 49th year in
the Moose Lodge and his 82nd birthday.
Mr. and Mrs. Methodius C. Nemschick
of Medford announce the engagement of
their daughter, Doris V. to Frederick A.
Giuliano, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bartholomew
Giuliano of Patchogue. Miss Nemschick is
a graduate of Patchogue High School and
is employed as a beautician in William
Hair Stylist, Patchogue. Her fiancé is
employed with Giuliano Brothers
Contractors, Patchogue.
The LaBua Clippers champion
basketball team were all smiles after
taking the third straight Town Open
Division crown by virtue of an undefeated
season. The team members are: Don
Campbell, team captain; Phil Merriam;
Henry Schwab; Dick Jamison; Ralph
Howe; Ed Wakim; Art Rikstad; and Don Devereaux.
Drew University at Madison, N.J.
announced this week that Patricia Dailey
of Bellport has been named to the Dean’s
List of the College of Liberal Arts.
Pvt. Gerald Bieselin, U.S. Army, son
of Mrs. Caroline Bieselin of Bellport,
formerly of Center Moriches, will leave
for duty in Germany this week.
A Sweet 16 birthday party was given
in honor of Miss Margaret Klopotov,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Aleck Klopotov
of Center Moriches Feb. 22 at the
Moriches Yacht Club. Approximately 50
guests attended. A special birthday cake
topped by a doll in a bouffant skirt was
made by Mrs. Mary Field.
Cadet Second Class James M. Landt,
son of Mrs. Ethel Landt of Center
Moriches, won academic honors after
completing the final term examination
held in January at the U.S. Coast Guard
Academy in New London, Conn. Cadet
Landt was appointed as a cadet in the
U.S. Coast Guard in July 1960 after
successfully completing the entrance examinations.
Fifth Precinct Patrolman Henry Allers
and Joseph Solce of Mastic Beach on
Feb. 27 saved an Irish setter trapped by
ice in John’s Neck Creek, Shirley. The
patrolman was dispatched to the scene
after Marjorie Bossert of Shirley called
police about the plight of the dog owned
by Mario Coelho of Shirley. Allers asked
Solce, who was making a fuel delivery
at a nearby home, to join him in a boat.
Using a snow shovel for an oar, Allers
rowed the boat to the dog, which was
struggling in the cold water about 100
feet offshore. Both men pulled the dog
into the boat and returned the animal to its owner.
Playing at the Patchogue Theatre
this week: “Days of Wine and Roses,”
starring Jack Lemmon and Lee Remick;
at the Rialto Theatre: William Holden
and Trevor Howard in “The Lion.”

March 14
Paul Bigeleisen, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob
Bigeleisen, of Fairview Avenue, celebrated
his fifth birthday on Friday afternoon with
a party for his friends. The party room
was decorated in red, white and blue with
streamers and balloons. His guests were
David Millheiser, Dale, Robin and Jill Rut-
kowski, and Robert Windel, from Bayport,
Judy Bialer and Nancy Freidberg, from Say-
ville, Louise Pasternack, From Blue Point,
and Pauls’s brothers, David and Ira.
Mrs. Ivor Conklin and her daughter, Mrs.
Lawrence Benedict of Middle Road, spent
last Tuesday attending the 12th annual
Long Island Nurseryman’s Associated
Spring Garden Flower Show. It was held
in Island Gardens, Hempstead, with flower
exhibits from all parts of Long Island.
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest B. Gardow came last
weekend from Boston to spend several days
here with Mrs. Gardow’s parents, Mr. and
Mrs. William H. Peters. They came to attend
the wedding last Saturday of Mrs. Gardow’s
sister, Miss Carol Peters, and Albert H.
Hoeckley. Mr. and Mrs. Gardow are moving
from Boston to Hartford, Conn.
Dresses and suits worn by actresses,
models and TV stars, and designed by
famous names, such as Larry Aldrich and
Oleg Cassini, are available for the gal who
loves a bargain (and who doesn’t) in the
back room of the American Eagle Antique
Shop, Middle Road, next to the Sayville Library.
Miss June Barbara Williams, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Varner Williams of Lowell
Road, was married on Friday, Feb. 21 in
the rectory of St. Lawrence’s R.C. Church,
to Robert Thomas Quinn, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Francis Quinn, of Patchogue. The
Rev. Vincent Powers performed the ceremony.
William Muller, of Idle Hour, returned
recently from an extended business trip
to South America. Arriving in Caracas,
Venezuela on the very day the violence
which attended the recent overthrow of
that government began, Mr. Muller found
life in tumultuous Caracas exciting, expen-
sive, and unpredictable. Among his offbeat
experiences was that of being locked in
the vault of a bank for a time, while a tear
gas riot raged in the streets outside. Mr.
Muller was visiting the bank as a customer at the time.
The newly organized basketball squad
of the West Sayville Fire Department’s
crack racing team will engage the Oyster
Bay Rough Riders on the West Sayville
Court next Monday night. Proceeds will
go to swell the treasury of the local racing team.
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Siska, of Liber-
ty Street, announced the engagement of
their daughter, Miss Patricia Margaret, on
her 18th birthday on Sunday, and William
Joseph Rooney, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wil-
liam Rooney, of Walnut Avenue. No date
has been set of the wedding.
Miss Susan Tucker of Rider Avenue,
a junior at Barnard College, has been
appointed to the News Board of the Bar-
nard Bulletin, the semi-weekly undergrad-
uate newspaper of Barnard College.
Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Boden of North
Pine Lake Drive have received word
that their son Leslie has been placed on
the Dean’s List at Brandeis University,
Waltham, Mass., in recognition of his very
fine record during the fall term of the cur-
rent academic year.
Kenneth L. Ruzicka of Patchogue has
been promoted to airman second class
in the United States Air Force. He is a jet
aircraft mechanic in the 4047th Organiza-
tional Maintenance Squadron at McCoy
AFB, Fla. The airman is a graduate of
Patchogue High School.
The Rev. Jeremiah Dineen, pastor of
St. Joseph the Worker R.C. Church, East
Patchogue, has announced that the Con-
fraternity dance for pupils in grades 9
to 12, which was to be held tomorrow,
has been postponed until the fire victims
of the Bellport school fire are able to attend.
Franklyn Carle, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Franklyn Carle Sr. of New Jersey Avenue,
has enlisted in the United States Air Force
and is presently stationed at Lackland AFB in Texas.
Miss Mable F. Bird and Mrs. Malcolm
Johnson of Country Club Road were
among those who attended the cocktail
party and fashion show held at Felice’s
restaurant, Patchogue, Sunday afternoon
for the benefit of St. Charles Hospital.
Boy Scout Troop 28 enjoyed a polar
bear hike and an overnight at Yaphank
Saturday. Among the adults who accom-
panied them were Scoutmaster Frank
Harrison and Assistant Scoutmaster Richard Carleton.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Sherman and their
son, Matthew, returned March 6 from a
two-week vacation where they toured the
islands of Bimini, St. Cruz, Nassau and Puerto Rico.
The South Haven Parent-Teacher Asso-
ciation will hold a cake sale Friday start-
ing at 10 a.m. at the little green stand next
to the Brookhaven Post Office.
Cadet Edwin F. Rappe Jr., son of Mr.
and Mrs. Edwin F. Rappe of Hawkins
Lane, was among 209 Citadel cadets who
achieved academic distinction by winning
a place on the military college’s Dean’s
List for the semester ending Jan. 25. The
Citadel is located in Charleston, S.C.
Mr. and Mrs. James Connelly and Mr.
and Mrs. Bert Rhodes, all of Blue Point,
returned home Saturday after a 10-day
trip to Palmetto, Fla., where they visited
Mrs. Rhodes’ brother-in-law and sister,
Mr. and Mrs. William Pierce.
Mrs. Robert Sauberlich of Medford was
given a surprise party at her home Satur-
day night in honor of her birthday. Those
present included Mr. and Mrs. Arthur
Abrahamsen, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond
Francis, Mr. and Mrs. William Funk, Mr.
and Mrs. Wilbur Long, Mr. and Mrs. Ken-
neth Ward and Robert Sauberlich.
The Shinnecock Dredge arrived Monday
in West Senix Creek, Center Moriches,
after spending most of the winter in Swan
Creek, East Patchogue. The dredge was
originally to have taken shelter in West
Senix Creek for the winter but ice in the
bay forced the dredge to take cover in
Swan Creek. Dredging operations have
already started at West Senix Creek.
Irma Deeds of Moriches, Miss Shirley
1963, will officiate at the reopening of the
Shirley Drive-In Theatre next Thursday.
This year’s opening of the theatre, which
is located on Montauk Highway in Shirley,
will mark the 11th anniversary season.
Opening program: All Walt Disney Show,
“In Search of Castaways” and “Legend of Lobo.”
Playing at the Patchogue Theatre this
week: “To Kill a Mockingbird,” starring
Gregory Peck. Extended engagement.

March 21

Roger Realander of Patchogue, Ray
Hombach of Brookhaven and Gary DeSantis
of Bellport, better known as the Tri-Dells,
a local singing group, made their New
York City debut at the National Custom
Auto Show held Saturday at Madison
Square Garden. The group cut a test record
March 5 with Columbia Records at the Jac
Recording Studios, New York City. It was a
demo record for use by Columbia and will
not be released until a contract is signed.
Ronald Salamone, who is attending
the University of Chicago Law School,
is spending his spring vacation with his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Salamone of
Mulford Street.
Sailing for a vacation cruise to Nassau
in the Bahamas are Mrs. Barbara DuBois
of Clark Street and Mrs. Jen Ragonese of
Shaber Road. They are both with Tojens
Restaurant, Patchogue.
A bright March sun turned to gold the
beautiful red hair of Judy O’Shaughnessey,
who reigned as “Colleen for a Day”
Saturday at the second annual St. Patrick’s
Day parade in Patchogue. Close to 10,000
lined the route to cheer the 5,000 marchers
from 19 bands.
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Kendrick of
Patchogue announce the engagement
of their daughter, Miss Sandra Miriam
Kendrick, to Paul James Carufel, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Lucien Carufel of Patchogue.
No date has been set for the wedding.
Airman First Class Herbert H. Jaegar,
son of Mr. and Mrs. George H. Jaegar
of Patchogue, has arrived in Germany
for a period of temporary duty under
the Air Force’s new overseas rotational
assignment program, Operation Short
Spurt. A graduate of Patchogue High
School, he entered the Air Force in 1960.
Airman Jaeger’s wife is the former Lucille
M. Kirkham of Patchogue.

March 21 cont.

Mr. and Mrs. I. William Bianchi of
Bellport Lane spent a day last week at
the Coliseum in New York City, where
Mr. Bianchi had an exhibit of cymbidium
orchids. Mrs. Albert G. Lingley of Brown’s
Lane went as their guest.
Tom Binnington, a student at Tarkio
College, Tarkio, Mo., underwent an
emergency operation for appendicitis
Friday at Fairfax Hospital, Fairfax, Mo. He
is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Binnington
of Browns Lane.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Mullaney of South
Howells Point Road entertained at a
dinner party Saturday night prior to the St.
Patrick’s dance held at Mary Immaculate R.C. Church.
Carol Ann Bongo, Kathy King, Kathleen
Russo and Nancy Tonner, all junior high
school students of Medford, participated in
the annual Suffolk County Music Festival
held at the Longwood School in Middle
Island Saturday night.
The Medford Fire Department Drum and
Bugle Corps won first place in the annual
St. Patrick’s Day parade held at Rocky Point.
Glenn Palmer, son of Mr. and Mrs. William
Palmer of Center Moriches, was 17 years
old March 11 and a family celebration was
held. Mr. and Mrs. Palmer also celebrated
their 18th wedding anniversary March 15.
Robert C. Sauer, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Charles C. Sauer of Center Moriches, has
been commissioned a second lieutenant
in the United States Air Force upon
graduation from Officer Training School
at Lackland AFB, Texas. Lieutenant Sauer
entered the service in November 1962 and
received his B.A. degree from Providence College, R.I.
Over 50 persons attended the Mastic
Beach Yacht Club’s St. Patrick’s Day party
held Saturday in the clubhouse. A corned
beef and cabbage dinner, cooked by club
member Charles Miller, was served.
Walter (Dixie) Brennan, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Richard Brennan of Mastic Beach
Road, celebrated his 8th birthday recently
at his home with his sisters, Sally, Karen
Lee and Kathleen.
Superintendent of Schools Samuel K.
Munson, who will retire on July first, will
be succeeded on that date by Dr. Chiles
T. Pollard, now administrative assistant
of the Massapequa school system, it was
announced today by Mrs. Grover A. Silli-
man, chairman of the Sayville Board of Education.
Someone broke into a car owned by
Forrest Hargreaves parked in his drive-
way at 275 Lakeland Avenue Sunday
Night. The glove compartment was rifled
and several papers were missing, accord-
ing to a report filed with Islip Town
Police Monday morning.
Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Goette, of Edge-
water Avenue spent last weekend in New
York. On Saturday evening they attended
the 15th annual dinner of the 14th Air
Force, which was held in the 71st Regi-
mental Armory. The dinner was in honor
of General Claire Chennault, who was
commanding officer of the Flying Tigers
in World War II.
At the Bayport High School on Friday
night the Girls Sport Club held a volley
ball game with the senior boys. There was
dancing after the game. Chaperones were
Mrs. B. McKee, who acts as the club’s
adviser, Adrian Miller and Louis Wright.
Mrs. William Lembeck of Greene Ave-
nue was the guest of honor at a stork
shower given by Mrs. F.G. Smith, of
Greene Avenue, on Thursday evening,
at her home. The guests were Mrs. John
Lembeck, Mrs. Eugene Mensching, Mrs.
Robert Cook, Mrs. Peter Steenland, Mrs.
Fred Horn Jr., Mrs. John Odwanzy, and
Mrs. Henry Moore, all of Sayville, and
Mrs. Mary McCord and Mrs. Arthur Oman,
of Huntington.
Mrs. George F. Mortensen, who has
been on this paper for nine years, is leav-
ing this week and her place will be filled
by Mrs. Robert L. Mitchell, of Norgate Drive.
Mr. and Mrs. James Ruddy, of Norgate
Drive, celebrated their wedding anniver-
sary on Friday evening at Monsignore’s
in New York.
Terry Brown hit 212 in the Mixed Dou-
bles Classic at the Sayville Bowling Cen-
ter to lead both the men and women.
Mary Tartas’ 178-527 and Ben Remler’s
186-551 were high series. Don Abrew
(198-521) Rudy Latsch (194-537) and Fran
Wysocki (198-526) followed. The 212 solo
was Terry’s fourth 200 and game this season.
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Mickus of Roos-
evelt Avenue, entertained at a tea and
card party on Saturday night. Those who
enjoyed the affair were Mr. and Mrs. Wil-
liam Balogh, of Lincoln Avenue, Mr. and
Mrs. Louis Latona, of Roosevelt Avenue,
Mrs. Tanya Putnin of Westchester, and
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Mickus, of Brooklyn.
Pvt. Roger Sprague, of Washington Ave-
nue, returned home on Thursday after
completing a tour of duty in Korea. He is
spending some time with his parents.
Businessmen’s Luncheon: Tuesday -
Jumbo Hamburger Deluxe, $1; Wednesday
- Sliced Filet of Beef, $2.25; Thursday -
Hungarian Goulash, $1.65; Friday - Famous
Baked Clams on the Half-shell or Filet of
Flounder Sandwich, $1; Saturday - Sirloin
Steak, $3.50. The Bellport, 19 Bellport Lane.

March 28

Harold Hastings, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Julius Hastings of Patchogue will be the
valedictorian at the June commencement
exercises of the class of 1963 at Patchogue
High School. The announcement was made
by Edmund W. Tuton, school principal,
who said that William Harris, son of Mr.
and Mrs. John Harris of Patchogue, will be
salutatorian, and Patricia Harris, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Harris of Medford, will be essayist.
Ernest Bilmes, M.D. is opening an office
at 258 South Ocean Ave., Patchogue, in
association with Dr. Edward Klane and Dr.
David M. Bikoff for the general practice
of medicine. Dr. Bilmes graduated from
Alfred University in 1955 and from Chicago
Medical School in 1959. He interned at
Kings County Hospital in 1959-60 and
served in the U.S. Air Force from 1960-62
as a flight surgeon.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas M. Browne of
Patchogue announce the engagement of
their daughter, Judith E., to Fred Morrison
of Patchogue. Miss Browne is employed
by the New York Telephone Company
in Patchogue. Her fiancé is employed
by F. Morrison and Sons Contractors, Patchogue.
A sharp increase in unemployment in
Western Suffolk is revealed in statistics
made available this week by the Employment
Division of the State Labor Department.
 In this particular area the number
of persons filing claims for unemployment
benefits is above the average for Nassau-
Suffolk and has already reached serious proportions.
The fair sex has won the highest scho-
lastic honors in both Sayville and Bayport
High School senior classes, according to
announcements by high school officials
this week. Sayville Principal Tillman E.
Wenk disclosed that Miss Eleanor Garvin
has been named valedictorian of Sayville’s
Class of 1958 and Miss Gail Marquardt, salutatorian.
Mrs. Robert Chess, of First Avenue,
entertained at a fashion show on Friday
night at her home. The demonstrator
was Mrs. Ivor Conklin, of Middle Road.
Those present were Mrs. John Barker and
Mrs. Stanley Eberhart, of Bayport, Mrs.
Harry Ganson, and Mrs. George Pollis,
of Patchogue. Refreshments and a social
time followed the demonstration.
Miss Sherry Short, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Jack Short, of Kensington Avenue,
was the guest of honor at a surprise party
in celebration of her 14th birthday last
Friday evening. The party, given by Miss
Judith Perry, was held at the home of Mrs.
Edward DeMarse, of Folger Street. The
following guests enjoyed games, dancing
and a buffet supper: Julia Brown, Arlene
Koseorek, Elena Ferry, Lorraine Meyer,
Louise Moon, Patti Petersen, Joseph
Mason, Warren McDowell and Clifford Jackson.
Wanted: One zoot suit and a wide brim
hat. The costume committee of the Say-
ville Musical Workshop has been search-
ing for such an outfit to clothe one of the
Broadway characters of “Guys and Dolls.”
The musical comedy is to be presented
by the Workshop on April 25 and 26 and
May 2 and 3 at Sayville High School. Not
quite as unusual but also badly needed are
a policeman’s uniform and a man’s grey cardigan sweater.
Mr. and Mrs. John Pople, of Baldwin,
will be moving into their new home on
Eastgate Drive, this week. Mr. Pople is
a teacher at the Island Trees School in
Levittown. They have been living with
Mrs. Pople’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. George
B. Addison, of Handsome Avenue, while
their house was being completed.
“Sons of the ould sod” among the mem-
bers and friends of the Oakdale Lion’s
Club celebrated St. Patrick’s Day with
appropriate gay festivities on Saturday
evening, when they held a dinner dance
at Bronco Charlie’s restaurant. Entertain-
ment during the evening was provided by
August Rehm, who created a mild uproar
with his hilarious pantomimes.
Elwyn Schaefer Jr. of Patchogue, a
reserve forward on Columbia University’s
freshman basketball squad, played in 11
of the team’s 19 games. He is a liberal
arts major, considering a law career. At
Patchogue High School, Schaefer won
letters in three sports, two in basketball.
He was an All-League soccer player and
also won several student-athlete awards.
Mrs. James J. Gallagher of East
Patchogue and Mrs. George S. Nanry and
son Steven of Bellport Manor attended
the Suffolk County Police Department
exercises March 25 in Central Islip. Among
the graduates were James J. Gallagher and George S. Nanry.
Miss Kathy Holland, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Vincent Holland of Bellport, was one
of the four-man debate team from Seton
Hall, which took first place at the VFW
Forensic Tournament held at Chaminade
High School Saturday. As a result, the team
will go to Albany tomorrow to compete in the state finals.
The South Bay Scooter Club awarded
trophies for the season’s races recently at
its clubhouse in Bellport. The winners were
Roger Dunkerly and Edward Kennelley of
Bayport; Matthew Dominy, Tyson Dominy
and William Hermus of Bellport; Reuben
Snodgrass of Lake Ronkonkoma; Nelson
Ackerly of Patchogue and John Potter of Bayport.
Mr. and Mrs. David Winslow and their
three children have moved from Bellport
to their new home in Brookhaven. Mr.
Winslow, a mathematics teacher at Bellport
High School, built the home last summer.
Mrs. Harvey Richardson Sr. of North
Howells Point Road is making a good
recovery following surgery last week
at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital. She
expects to come home later this week.
Michael Englehardt, son of Mr. and Mrs.
William Englehardt, and Thomas Rich, son
of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Rich, of Brookhaven,
celebrated their 6th birthdays together
and brought ice cream and cake to their
kindergarten class for all their classmates.
William (Billy) Ploss, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Francis G. Ploss of Blue Point, celebrated
his 10th birthday with a party at his home
Sunday. The guests were Gregory Link,
Richard Mauck, Steven Frankman and
Billy’s sisters, Kathy, Dorothy and Kerry.
Airman Basic John W. Smith of Center
Moriches is being reassigned to Amarillo
AFB, Texas for technical training as a
United States Air Force supply specialist.
The airman is a 1962 graduate of Center
Moriches High School.
Miss Jeannette Marks of Shirley
attended the Senior Girl Scout Long Island
conference as one of the delegates of
Senior Troop 109. The conference was
held Saturday at the Lindenhurst Junior High School.
The gala reopening of the Shirley Drive-
in Theatre was held last Thursday. Playing
now through March 30: Elvis Presley in
“Girls, Girls, Girls.” March 31 to April 3:
“Diamond Head,” starring Charlton Heston and Yvette Mimieux.

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