May 7
Not-so-little Christine Elizabeth Campbell arrived
in this world Tuesday morning, weighing 13 pounds,
and immediately took over the title of Suffolk’s
heaviest baby. The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John
Campbell of William Avenue in Holtsville made her
auspicious entrance at Bayview Hospital in Mastic
Beach.
Police last week said they were able to close out
the break-ins of eight Suffolk drugstores after questioning
a man arrested in upstate Monticello.
The building fund campaign for St. Joseph’s school
and convent in East Patchogue—with a minimum
goal of $135,000—has gone “over the top” with a
subscription total of $158,000, the Rev. Jere Dinsen,
pastor, announced last night at the second general
report meeting.
Brookhaven Town police are seeking a team of
burglars who stole $60 from a safe at the Pepsi Cola
plant on Sunrise Highway in Patchogue.
Arbor Day ceremonies at Tremont Avenue school
in Medford were climaxed Friday by the planting of
seven Japanese cherry trees of the same strain that
are famous for their colorful bloomings in Washington,
D.C. Each pupil, from kindergarten through
sixth grade, contributed a nickel which was applied
toward the purchase of the trees. Friday, each youngster
threw a shovelful of dirt in helping to plant the trees.
The power of concentration coupled with some
luck has brought Mrs. Wanda Anasatina of 3 Rose
Street, East Patchogue, many outstanding gifts while
reigning champion of the WNBC-TV Concentration
program. The luck part entered last November when
Mrs. Anasatina accompanied her friend Mrs. Joan
Vincent to the studios since Mrs. Vincent was to
test for a contestant’s berth on the Dough-Re-Mi TV
show. While at the studio, Mrs. Anasatina tested for
Concentration and ironically was accepted while
Mrs. Vincent failed to qualify for Dough-Re-Mi. After
six months, she was finally notified to come to the
program. She defeated the reigning champion and all
challengers Monday, Tuesday and yesterday and has
hopes of continuing her reign today.
The low bid for bulkheading portions of Tuthill
Creek in Patchogue near a Brookhaven Town-owned
beach turned out to be too low, and town trustees
decided to put the job out for bids again.
Mrs. Lillian Gillam was reelected president of the
Patchogue Business and Professional Women’s club
for the third time at the annual elections held by the
club recently at the Republican headquarters in Blue
Point.
Still missing after two weeks of absence are Amylia
Knight, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Knight of
Mastic, and Elizabeth Anderson, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Bud Anderson of Center Moriches. The two 14-
year-old girls disappeared after leaving school April
23 and were seen in New York City two days later but
in spite of an intensified search by police have not yet
been found.
Brownie Troop 25 of the River Avenue school went
to the Bronx Zoo on Saturday. The group sold 1,152
boxes of cookies to finance the trip.
An amended 1959-60 budget, an increase in the contribution
to libraries, and a supplementary appropriation
for transportation for the balance of the school
year were all approved by voters of Central School
District 4 at the annual meeting Tuesday night.
Abd-el-Masih Istafanous of Tanta, Egypt, will be
the guest speaker before the Women’s Association of
the Brookhaven-South Haven Presbyterian church at
8 p.m. tomorrow. The subject of Mr. Istafanous’ talk
will be “The Position of Women in the Middle East.”
Two trips in one day were made by the Bellport
ambulance for the past week. ■

May 14

After setting a 12-game record on the WNBC-TV program Concentration, Mrs. Wanda Anasatina of Rose Avenue, East Patchogue, unlike most dethroned champions, is happy and relieved. She is now anxiously awaiting receipt of the prizes—totaling $20,000-$25,000—she won on the program while eclipsing the previous record of 11 consecutive victories won by an earlier contestant.
Two loads of steel mesh bound for the state Sunrise Highway extension project spilled from tractor-trailers in accidents at two separate points Monday. No injuries were reported but three cars were damaged in one accident. The first mishap came on East Main Street in Patchogue about 1:30 p.m. The other occurred on Montauk Highway in South Haven about 2 p.m.
Taxpayers of the Patchogue-Medford School District will vote June 9 on a proposal to buy some 16 acres of property at Barton Avenue, North Patchogue, for an elementary school site, it was announced this week.
Three adults and two children were injured yesterday afternoon when a school station wagon and a car were in collision at the intersection of Jamaica and Pennsylvania avenues in Medford. Police said the station wagon, which is used to transport children from the school bus stop to their homes, was going east on Jamaica Avenue when it collided with the car going north on Pennsylvania Avenue.
Edward Owen Cerf, 41, a magazine executive who lived on Old Stump Road in Bellport for the past few summers, shot and killed himself last Wednesday in the bedroom of his home in New York city. He was an assistant managing editor of Life magazine and a former senior editor of Time magazine.
More than 200 acres of North Patchogue woodland were destroyed Saturday in Suffolk County’s largest forest fire this year. The fire, attributed to a carelessly thrown cigarette or match, began about noon near Barton Avenue. The flames were quelled at 5:25 p.m., with about 85 vamps from six departments battling the blaze.
A new department featuring storm windows, screens and doors has just opened at the Bee Hive Department Store on East Main Street in Patchogue.
The professional secretaries of the Long Island YMCA last week completed their annual three-day planning conference at the Lindenmere Hotel in Center Moriches.
The Brookhaven-South Haven women’s auxiliary of Brookhaven Memorial Hospital will hold its fourth annual fashion show Tuesday at the Better ‘Ole Restaurant in Brookhaven.
Mrs. Marilyn McKeown of Brookhaven and Joseph Lomicky of East Patchogue will be new members on the board of education of Central School District 4 beginning July 1 and Emery L. Van Horn will continue to be a member as a result of the election held last Wednesday in the high school.
Such was the response, the St. James Parish house in Bellport could scarcely have held more than the 110 exhibits so attractively displayed there in the flower show Saturday afternoon. They ranged from tiny wildflowers in thimble containers to stately displays of calla lilies.
Osborn Elliott of Bellport and New York city has been named to the newly created position of managing editor of Newsweek, it was announced by John Denson, editor of the magazine.
The Bellport ambulance made one trip this week.

May 21

Patchogue police are seeking two youths charged
with attempting to burn down a building on Main
Street Saturday night. The fire was discovered at
9:31 p.m. by a passerby, who called police and the
Patchogue Fire Department. It was extinguished
almost immediately, with almost no damage.
A 13-state alarm continued this week as Patchogue
police continued efforts to apprehend a “tough-talking
robber” who jumped into a car stopped for a
red light and robbed two Grand Union supermarket
employees of more than $15,000 in receipts that they
had been taking to the Peoples National Bank of
Patchogue Saturday. The robber, apparently armed,
made almost no effort to disguise himself as he
pulled off the late afternoon holdup, police said. Neither
victim knew him, but he had evidently planned
the robbery carefully, it was added.
Due to the pressure created by modern business
and a period of ill health by its president, Bernard Silverman,
the board of directors of the T & S Lumber &
Supply Co. Inc. of Patchogue, have decided to liquidate
its business and have accordingly proceeded to
sell its inventories and equipment to the Mid-Island
Lumber & Supply Co. Inc. of Riverhead. Its extensive
property, located on East Main Street in Patchogue,
will be developed with other types of businesses. Its
present structures will be leased out. Some of the
firm’s employees will be absorbed by the Mid-Island
Company, and some by other businesses in the area.
Major airline service was on its way to MacArthur
Airport today after the sensational reversal by the
Civil Aeronautics board of a preliminary examiner’s
ruling, which at first had doomed the airport to smalltime
status.
Patchogue High School’s track team, scoring points
in each event, took the first annual Section A-2 track
meet Tuesday which marked the first track championship
for the Raiders in “over 20 years.”
Using a magnetic detection device called “madgar,”
a Navy blimp hovered over Bellport Bay Sunday and
discovered a large object which may be the remains
of the sunken S.S. Savannah. No easy find, however,
is promised for the searchers because it seems the
ship is buried under a beach which was once the site
of an inlet. And a lot of sand has piled up since the
Savannah sank 138 years ago.
The number of authorized migrant labor camps has
increased from 29 in 1951 to 134 in 1958, the Suffolk
County Migrant Labor committee announced at its
reorganization meeting held at the Suffolk County
home at Yaphank Friday.
The community house in Bellport will be transformed
into a circus tent at 3 p.m. Sunday afternoon,
as clowns, bareback riders, trapeze artists and other
circus entertainers are portrayed in dance by children
who have been studying there with Mrs. Harry
Palevsky of South Country Road in Brookhaven. The
dance program will be the seventh to be given by
Mrs. Palevsky’s students.
The May meeting of Cub Scout Pack 28 of Bellport
was held last Thursday night in the Kreamer Street
school. The theme for the month was “Musical Hoedown.”
Each den made musical instruments and put
on a musical program using these instruments.
Two Main Street residents were transported to
Brookhaven Memorial Hospital in the Bellport ambulance
during the past week

May 28

The Brookhaven Town Board is mulling the pros
and cons of a hot-rod drag strip that would be constructed
on 50 acres of property in West Yaphank.
The board held a meeting at the request of Lawrence
Ingoglio to rezone the property from C Residential
to L Industrial. “A drag strip,” said Attorney Samuel
Sloane, “is an absolute necessity in view of the
increased problem of juvenile delinquency … to help
boys while away the after-school hours.” The strip,
proposed between Mill and Granny roads, would
have a quarter-of-a-mile asphalt strip, plus runs to
allow cars to slow down.
Styles for all occasions and music on an international
note were the fare provided at the Better ‘Ol
Restaurant May 19 when the Brookhaven-South
Haven Women’s auxiliary for Brookhaven Memorial
Hospital sponsored its fourth annual fashion show
and grossed over $1,257.
Fletcher Bedell, son of Mayor and Mrs. Harry
Bedell of Bellport, won the quarter-mile race in the
13th annual New Jersey Independent Schools Track
and Field championship. Bedell attends the Peddie
School.
One of the propositions up to voters in Central
School District 4 is the addition of a 12-classroom
wing on the east side of the Kreamer Street Elementary
School at a cost of $442,000.
Phil Graniello, Bill Scibek, Steve Bates and
Fred Boeschen all scored double wins to lead the
Patchogue JHS tack squad to a lopsided victory over
Centereach/Selden JHS. The score was 68-27 in the
14- to 15-year-old group and 37-9 in the 12- to 13-yearold
bracket. Other Patchogue winners were Tommy
Edwards and Dave Ingneri. Edwards was the victor
in the 880 and Igneri broke the tape in the 440.
Robert Kogler, son of Mr. and Mrs. William A.
Kogler of 838 Doane Avenue in Bellport, celebrated
his 10th birthday.
Miss Nancy Nystrom, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Edwin Nystrom of Carol Place, has finished her
coursework and exams for her junior year at Syracuse
University but is staying on to play in the
orchestra for graduation and in a band concert.
Cadet Nicholas W. Fleischmann, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Nicholas Fleischmann of 33 Annanias Avenue in
Patchogue, has been named president of the Citadel
Chapter of the Student National Education Association
during the 1959-60 academic year. A rising senior
at the Citadel, he will be a second lieutenant in the
Corps of Cadets in 1959-60.
Flowers and a lovely cake marked the 50th wedding
anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. William Smith at the
Ramor Nursing Home on Baker Street in Patchogue.
Leigh Baier of Bellport, captain of the Taft School
track team, high jumped 6 feet, 1 and one-quarter inches
in a meet against Hotchkiss. Baier’s leap eclipsed
the former school mark, which was six feet. ■

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