Miss Linda Meyer of Conklin Avenue was
the guest of honor recently at a pool party in
observance of her 12th birthday. A swim was
enjoyed by the girls, followed by a pizza treat at
Donato’s restaurant in East Patchogue.
Edmond W. Tuton, principal of Patchogue
Senior High School, retired Tuesday after 37
years in public education. He plans to keep
his home at 232 South Ocean Avenue and will
teach in the fall at the Nyack School for Boys
in Southampton.
David Jenkins, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wil-
liam C. Jenkins of Rider Avenue, graduated
from the State University of New York at
Farmingdale June 12. He received an associate
of applied science degree in photographic
technology. Mr. Jenkins is presently employed
as a photographic technician at Brookhaven
National Laboratory.
Mrs. Peggy Newham had a cosmetic demon-
stration at her home on Wilstan Avenue Mon-
day night. The demonstator was Mrs. Nellie
Bishop. Guests were Mesdames Betty McK-
eon, Eleanor Brauner and Carol Santangelo.
Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Arne and children Mar-
tha, Marie, Jackie, Patricia, Michael, Eric and
Frank, motored to Newberg Sunday to attend
the graduation of Mrs. Arne’s nephews, Vito
and Ciro Damone.
Honeymooning in Copenhagen, Sweden are
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Ivor Nilsson, who were
married June 13 in the Lutheran Church of
Our Savior, Patchogue. The bride is the former
Miss Patricia Ann Schreiber of Patchogue.
Newlyweds are Mr. and Mrs. Robert Coo-
per Liebermann, who were married Sunday
afternoon in the Patchogue Congregational
Church, by the Rev. Stuart W. Van Cott. The
bride is the former Miss Barbara Ann Nichols
of Patchogue.
The 21st wedding anniversary of Mr. and
Mrs. Malcolm Herbert of East Patchogue was
celebrated with a dinner at the Lake View Inn
in Yaphank June 20.
Last week, Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Mar-
shall of Livingston Road, Bellport, drove their
daughter Carolyn to Plymouth, Vt., where she
will be senior nature counselor at Indian Brook
Camp for the summer months. Miss Marshall
has just completed her first year at Antioch
College, Yellow Springs, Ohio, and is engaged
in an Antioch-sponsored three-month work
program.
Della McDuffie of Bellport entertained the
following friends at a pajama party Saturday
night: Lucille Smith, Yvonne Iassic, Frances
McLean, Maria Wells, Henrietta Jones and
Josephine Messina.
Miss Barbara Finn of Bellport left Saturday
to spend two months at the National Music
Camp in Interlochen, Mich.
Mrs. Robert Love of Bellport Lane flew
home from five weeks vacation in Italy and
France. She left May 21 for Rome, where she
met her son Bob and her daughter Linda, who
has been studying for the past year at Villa
Mercede in Florence. Bob had left the previ-
ous week aboard the USS Constitution. From
Rome they drove to Florence and Milan and
took a leisurely trip along the Mediterranean,
before going to Paris. Linda and Bob expect to
come home in August.
On Saturday night, Eleanor Euler, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Euler of Library Lane,
Brookhaven, was given a surprise sweet 16
birthday party at her home by Harry Brame of
East Patchogue. Eleanor was presented with a
portable typewriter by all the guests attending
the party.
Mrs. James Fornataro of Nelson Avenue,
Blue Point, entertained at a bridal shower for
Miss Maureen Walsh of Bellport at Lands End,
Sayville June 14. Miss Walsh will be married to
James Fornataro Jr. August 29.
Charles Tomesch, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Tomesch of Medford, received the
degree of Bachelor of Science in engineering
management at Norwich University, North-
field, Vt. Charles holds the rank of cadet sec-
ond lieutenant in the regimental organization
of the corps of cadets and is a member of the
student chapters of the Society of American
Military Engineers and the American Society
of Mechanical Engineers. He also belongs to
the Canterbury Club. He was graduated from
Patchogue High School in 1960.
Dick Panse of Center Moriches caught a
51 1/2 pound striped bass which he landed
just east of the Moriches Inlet at about 7 p.m.
Thursday. It took Panse just 25 minutes to
bring the fish to gaff. The striper is the largest
reported caught in local waters in many years.
Playing this week at the Patchogue Theatre:
“The Carpetbaggers,” starring George Peppard,
Alan Ladd and Bob Cummings; at the Rialto
Theatre: Marlon Brando, David Niven and
Shirley Jones in “Bedtime Story.”

July 10

The Sayville Community Band will
hold its second “pops” concert of the
season at the Rotary Park. Those attend-
ing are asked to bring their own chairs
or blankets for the program, which
begins at 7 p.m.
Nearly 300 sailboats could be seen in
the Great South Bay last week as part
of the annual Cruise Week regatta, spon-
sored by the Sayville Yacht Club and the
Great South Bay Racing Association.
Capt. Harry A. Seavey, an American
Airlines captain of 12 Larry Drive, Com-
mack, was killed Monday morning when
the private airplane he was operating
crashed upon taking off at MacArthur
Airport. Airport manager Edward Schae-
fer, of Sayville, was at the scene a few
moments after the crash. The cause of
the accident has yet to be determined.
A surprise stork shower was held last
Wednesday evening for Mrs. Ronald
Edwards of Park Street, Blue Point.
Decorations were a crepe paper bassinet
of pink and blue with gifts attached to
ribbon streamers.
Walter Haab of Gerritsen Avenue spent
last week at Atlantic City participating
in the Marlin Fishing Tournament. Mr.
Haab caught three fish, each weighing
over 50 pounds. About 180 fisherman
and boats took part in the event.
Dr. Carl V. Warren, director of the
Hauppauge Extension Center of C.W.
Post College, announced today that full
and half-tuition scholarships will be
available to deserving students begin-
ning with the fall term.
Harold B. Conklin of 20 Sunset Drive,
Sayville, caught a 372 pound swordfish
off Shinnecock Canal, Hampton Bays.
Mrs. Jerry Vasak of Willett Avenue has
just completed a trip to Paris, Rome,
and Lourdes, France. Mrs. Vasak, her
mother, Mrs. Thomas Nilan and her chil-
dren, are spending the summer visiting
relatives in Ireland.
The Southside Hospital phone direc-
tory will be published again after a
two-year lapse. This small, handy local
directory serves the areas of Bayport,
Bohemia, Oakdale, Sayville, and West
Sayville. The directories may be pur-
chased at local stores and from women’s
auxiliary members.
A caravan of picnickers, including Mr.
and Mrs. Kenneth White and their chil-
dren, Roger and Karen, of Oakdale, spent
a family outing together at Heckscher
State Park last Thursday.
Carole Chmurzynski, of Ronkonkoma,
who is a student at the University of
Hawaii, has registered for the school’s
summer institute on Asian Studies.
A Field Day program was held for the
boys and girls who attend summer rec-
reation activities at the Bohemia Grade
School, sponsored by the Oakdale-Bohe-
mia School District and the Islip Town
Recreation Department.
Pvt. William G. Bloch, of 407 Cherry
Avenue, has been assigned to I Compa-
ny, 3rd Training Regiment of the U.S.
Army Training Center at Fort Dix, N.J.
Prior to entering the Army, Pvt. Bloch
attended Sayville High School.
The Sachem summer recreation pro-
gram held an archery tournament at the
Union Avenue School. The first group
included girls and boys eight years of
age and under. John Knapp received the
highest score, Peter Lewis, second, and
Robert Bergstrom, third.
The Rev. Louis H. Martin, who has
been pastor for the last 26 years at St.
John’s Lutheran Churches in Sayville and
Holbrook, will be honored at a farewell
dinner after announcing his retirement.
Approximately 200 people are expected
to attend the event, which will be held in
St. John’s Church.
The Baby Sitter’s Club of Bayport
enjoyed an outing on Wednesday night
when they attended the play “Romonoff
and Juliet” at the Gateway Theater in Bellport.
The Wet Paints Studio Group’s 10th
annual art exhibit at the Community
house last week attracted record attendance
. First prizes were given to Margery
Greene for oils, Martin Weis for pastels,
and Merle Baasch for the modern category.
Over 400 young people attended the
final teenage dance of the season held at
Cherry Avenue School on Tuesday evening.
The program was highlighted by the
services of three disc jockeys: Neil Alaco,
Saul Dicker, and Dennis DeLagarde.
The Girls Teenage Department at
Swezey & Newins is moving down to the
new annex on the main floor. This annex
will have its own separate area complete
with dressing rooms and with more interesting
teenage items to come.
Many well known recording stars,
including the Twin Tones, Bobby and the
Orbits, and Bobby and his Spectators,
will entertain at an outdoor Rock ‘n’ Roll
dance for teenagers at the Islip Speedway.
Some 29 Sailfish skippers are expected
to compete on Sunday in the first regat-
ta to be held at Lake Ronkonkoma in
more than 25 years, hosted by the Lake
Ronkonkoma Boating Club.
A short circuit in a Long Island Light-
ing Company line resulted in a 90-min-
ute power failure in approximately 3,000
homes on Monday morning. The blacked
out area included portions of Lake
Ronkonkoma, Smithtown, Centereach,
and Nesconset.
In celebration of Mrs. Rudolph Svobo-
da’s birthday, Mr. and Mrs. James Smisek
and Mrs. and Mrs. Rudolph Svoboda, of
Bohemia, enjoyed dinner at the Casa Bas-
so in Westhampton.
Islip Fire Department’s racing team
crowned a most successful season by
winning the New York State Fireman’s
Association’s annual tournament in Water-
town. The team set a new mark of 25.48 in
the bucket brigade contest, breaking their
own former record of 26.25.
 

July 17

Wet faces, tired jaws, and empty rinds
were the outcome of the watermelon
eating contest held under the direction
of the Islip Town Recreation Department
and the Oakdale-Bohemia School District at Oakdale.
An usually large Gold Band lily, 10 inches
in diameter, grew in Mrs. Bess Webb’s
garden on Sycamore Avenue, Oakdale.
The Baby Sitter’s Club met last Monday
night at the home of Mrs. Charles McLean
on Second Avenue, Bayport. Members
gave a report on the sitters’ hours and
plans made for the club to attend a performance
at the Gateway Theatre in Bellport
at the end of the month. Members
present were Mrs. Lloyd Newberg, Mrs.
Lee Jubenville, Mrs. William Scherff, and
Mrs. Albert Kadlec.
Last Thursday, a surprise barbecue sup-
per party was held to celebrate the 15th
birthday of Miss Judith Perry of Folger
Street, Bayport. The party was given by
Miss Patty Peterson at her parents’ home
on Bayport Avenue.
C.W. Post College’s Hauppauge Extension
Center will open its doors for the
first time this September. The new college
will offer a wide range of courses in
the arts and sciences, teacher education,
business administration, pre-engineering,
and pre-professional studies.
The Holbrook Fire Department Drill
Team, “The Rebels,” attended the Central
North Shore Volunteer Fireman’s Association
Drill, which was held at the Suffolk
Fireman Training Center in Yaphank. The
team won a total of five trophies.
Laura Anne Bade, infant daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Frank H. Bade, of West Sayville,
was christened on Saturday afternoon at
St. John’s Lutheran Church by the Rev.
Louis H. Martin.
Mrs. William E. Cone, of Handsome
Avenue, Sayville, was appointed as head
teacher of The Pre-School Center of the
Brookhaven YMCA. Mrs. Cone is a grad-
uate of the Crane School of Music at
Potsdam and has had singing experience
on radio and television. For the past year,
she has taught at the Sayville Play School.
Annual fishing contests for members of
the Great South Bay Anglers Club are in
full swing. Several large fish have been
entered, including swordfish, tuna, bluefish,
weakfish, and fluke. As usual, the popular
event was well attended with about
150 people present.
The Lake Ronkonkoma Cardinals will award
12 prizes on August 19th at the Newton
Field at the conclusion of their game with the
Seaford Athletic Club. Money raised by the sale
of the awards will be given to an injured ball player.
A group of local Boy Scouts from Patchogue
left a week ago Sunday and are expected home
tonight after spending 12 days at Camp Baiting Hollow
at the Arrowhead Campsite.
A pet show was held Friday for the children who attend
the summer recreation program at the Bohemia Grade School. I
n the canine class, first place went to Erma
Barreti for her collie named Crumbs, whose name
belies his aristocratic appearance.
Other awards were presented in the feline,
bird, and barnyard fowl classes.
Mr. and Mrs. Allen Zegel of West Sayville and their family
and Mrs. Minard Zegel have been spending several days
in Auburn, N.Y., where they visited their son, Jeffrey,
who is a pitcher for the Auburn Yankees

July 24

Sayville’s Connie Mack youth baseball
team traveled to Brentwood Sunday
and returned with a 9-3 win. Tom Shepelrich
was the winning pitcher.
Miss Dorothy Celia Geary, of Bayport,
was married to Charles A. Pierce, of
the Bronx in Our Lady of the Snow R.C.
Church Saturday afternoon, June 20th.
Mr. and Mrs. Piercer will spend their
honeymoon in Florida.
Andrew McLachlan of Walnut Avenue
was given a surprise birthday party Saturday evening at his home.
The newly confirmed of St. Luke’s
Church received their first communion
at the eight o’clock Eucharist Sunday morning.
The Sachem Junior-Senior High
School Recreation Band will present its
first outdoor concert tomorrow evening
at eight o’clock at the entrance to the
school auditorium.
Thomas F. Kiely of Sayville received
a gift at dinner held in his honor from
Great South Bay Power Squadron Commander

Edmund St. George, of Oakdale.
The Station Jewelry Store on Railroad
Avenue was a target over the week for
jewel thieves who smashed a window
and made off with several hundred dollars in merchandise.
Miss Lois Fallon of Locust Avenue is
spending two weeks in Oakland, Me. as
the guest of her uncle and aunt, Mr. and
Mrs. Richard Feyk of Levittown.
The Joseph Kovarik Post #1146 will
hold its Second Annual Clam Bake at
the Legion Post on Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Benedict and
son Kevin of Ocean Avenue spent last
week at Water Island at the cottage
of Mrs. Benedict’s grandmother, Mrs.Grayce Dorn.
Nancy Kaler, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Harold Kaler, celebrated her seventh
birthday on Tuesday with a party at her
home on Cherry Avenue.
Miss Gail Slager was surprised on
Wednesday evening when she was the
guest of honor at a bridal shower given
for her at the home of Mrs. Jacob Slager
on Rollstone Avenue.
Pvt. Warren Boogertman is spending
a month in West Sayville visiting his
parents before he leaves for duty in
Germany.
The Suffolk County Sheriff’s office is
now issuing “proof of majority” cards to
all youths 18 years of age or over.
Jimmy Leigh-Manuell, who was
recently awarded the National Medal
of Honor for life saving, is to ride with
the engineer of the L.I.R.R. on the 7:41
a.m. train from Sayville to Jamaica on
Wednesday morning.
Thomas Duvall of Brook Street flew
to San Francisco where he will spend a
month visiting relatives.
The young people of the Christian
Reformed Church are sponsoring a
hymn sing in the church on Sunday eve-
ning after the evening service, to which
everyone is invited.

July 31

The New York Knickerbockers of the
National Basketball Association com-
pleted arrangements to train at LaSalle
Military Academy in Oakdale for the
1959-60 season. During the conditioning
period, the Knicks will reside at the
Great River Country Club. Camp opens
September 16 and continues through
October 10.
Charles B. Ehrenberg, first president
of the Sayville Jewish Community Center,
 was honored Sunday evening at a
testimonial dinner at Land’s End restaurant.
Mr. Ehrenberg, a local pharmacist
and civic leader, was paid high tribute
for his many years of service to the
entire community as well as his devoted
work for the Jewish Community Center.
Artists from Sayville, West Sayville,
Oakdale, Bayport, Lake Ronkonkoma,
Blue Point, Patchogue, Medford, and
Coram will display a variety of paintings
during the 10th annual exhibit of the Wet
Paints Studio Group. The styles run the
gamut from pastels, crayon, pen, ink,
and pencil drawings to realism to drip painting.
Kathy and Melanie Maxey of Suydam
Lane, Bayport, returned home after
spending a week of camping, swimming,
arts and crafts at Camp Quinipet, the
Methodist Camp at Shelter Island.
Jacqueline-Ann James, who is only
9-years-old, participated in a horse show
at St. Joseph’s Camp and won first prize
in walk, trot, and cantor contests. Jacqueline
 is a student of Mrs. Vera Ward
of Gillette Avenue, Bayport, who teaches
horsemanship to many children and
adults in this vicinity.
Jones Beach will mark its 30th birthday
with an annual inspection from Governor
 Rockefeller and The New York State
Council of Parks. It is expected that
Governor Rockefeller will complete the
day’s activities by attending the Jones
Beach Marine Theatre’s presentation of
“Song of Norway.”
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Wehrenberg and
daughter, Miss Pattie, of Holbrook,
attended a double birthday picnic party
at Wildwood State Park. The honored
guests were Mrs. Wehrenberg’s niece
Miss Judy Slater, of Blue Point, and her
nephew, Otto Brauner Jr., of Patchogue.
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Haggerty Sr. entertained
at an outdoor cookout last Thursday
at their home on Avenue E., Holbrook.
Former Sayvillite Mrs. Josephine Gil-
lam is making a name for herself as a
71-year-old mermaid in Gardena Valley,
Calif. Since making her home there
next door to her daughter, Mrs. Gillam
has mastered six swimming strokes and
dives from the high diving board. She
also finds that her health has improved
100 percent since taking up the sport.
Bohemia Boy Scout Troop 76 returned
last Thursday from its annual summer
encampment at Suffolk County Council’s
Camp Baiting Hollow. The boys
were accompanied by their assistant
leader, Robert Schaefer Sr.
The Ronkonkoma Firemen were called
to extinguish a brush fire on Shorehaven
Blvd. Arthur Davies was the officer in charge.
Miss Roberta McCoy of Oakdale won
the diving contest at Lake Ronkonko-
ma’s Lifeguard Association Water Carnival.
Otto Kubelle and Simon Stein were
among the victors in an informal tennis
tournament held on the Sayville High
School courts on Saturday.
A wide variety of films will be shown
in local theatres this week, including
“The Nun’s Story,” starring Audrey Hep-
burn, at the Patchogue and Bay Shore
Theatres; “The Diary of Anne Frank,”
starring Millie Perkins, at the Rialto; and
“Gigi,” winner of 9 Academy Awards, at
the new Sayville Theatre.
 

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