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{ xi JEFFERSONVILLE, NEW YORK THURSDAY, DEC, 12, 1957 YOU. 89 NO. 5® Boys” Give A Little Party Retiring Peter F. Callahan Officials of both parties toast-the chairman of the Sullivan Board of Supervisors, after 29 years of service, upon his retire­ ment as presiding officer of the Board for. j2 years. The County Tax Picture In Sullivan County •-v \ MONTICELLO,,N. Y. Dec. 9 (SP) — “The Boys\ Republicans and De­ mocrats alike, gave a little private party for Peter F, Callahan, retir­ ing Chairman of the SUllivan Coun­ ty Board of Supervisors, at Jack’s Restaurant here tonight. After , a Board meeting in the afternoon, , about 30 county officials sat down to a steak dinner, followed by a host qf short speeches eulogizing the tfopular and jovial supervisor from Town of Highland, who, after i 20 years in that post, and 12 years as head of the Board, is retiring at the end of this year. ft., p-’t Peter Fy Callahan * i f - The testimonial was arranged by Bill Pearson, Liberty Supervisor and a group of supervisors, who did not want the passing of Pete from thpBoard to go unmarked by some small tribute to the rotund, hard­ working chairman, who in the last year had been seriously ill and felt hislheaith could no longer stand the strain of 5echrinuin£ -'ike Ed Sharkey,, who will succeed Pete on from Highland. • * . Mk'lia-els Toastmaster Acting -as toastmaster fro the highly informal gathering was Mor- ty Michaels, Fallsburgh Supervisor, who has served on the Board with Pete for 18 years, and is slated to become' itd chairman next year. One of the most' stimulating tributes to P e te w a s raid b y C o u n ty Judge Law r e n c e H. Cooke, who wound -up his short talk w ith quotations from Kipling's “I f ” . Eloquent tribute was paid to Pete by Assemblyman Hyman C. (“Buc- ky”) Mintz, a leading spokesman for the Republican party who hail­ ed Callahan as an honest, conscien­ tious public servant, who had fought for his convictions and who had made a host of friends, not only in the county, but thruout the state. *‘Buekv}’ called Pete one of the ab­ lest chairm en in the state and tes­ tified to the esteem in which he w a s held by state officials and other chairmen of the county boards of supervisors. Many (Pay Tribute Other Republicans who- smoke gio- ’'vinglv of Pete included Bill Cairns, Mamakating Supervisor; District At­ torney Ben Newberg, and Welfare Commi si oner Bob Travis. County officials who- were present and spoke briefly, included County Trea­ surer Donald Baker of Libertv for­ mer Board clerk and now Supreme Court Justices’ Secretary; Blake Washington. County Attorney Irv­ ing Bershader of Callicoon. and Board Clerk Eugene M, Hanofee of liberty. Greetings came to Pete by word of mouth from former Dela­ ware, Supervisor Larrv Milk .and bv telegram from Paul Grossinger and the Grossinger family. Among oth­ ers adding their hit to the testimon­ ial were former Liberfv* Supervisor* Francis (“Stretch”) HariOfee and the present Liberty Supervisor Bill Pear^oh. Ah especially trite' ute Was paid b y vJack^-McGough, County * Highway Suriit&rtendenh txto *spbkiB^bfj j the great, affec^n. whfch^ete^Seih' by thte^ople of sented to Callahan Moriy fVfichaels' a& a..-gift from- hlk‘ friends. Thrqout the evening, ing tribute was paid to Pete’s Aim, and in a short ■peech s p£ fhanks,- Pete attributed whatever suceeps he had to- his wife. Membeyh' of both parties joined in their talks in hoping that Pete would continue in public life in some capacity and\ would continue unofficial^ to lend . his advice and guidance to the Board of Supervisors. Re-elect Hamm ond Pres, Ol Tri-County Scout G roup; Through action taken this past week at the Annual Business Meet­ ing of the Orange-Sullivafi Council Inc., Boy Scouts of America, the tri- county Scout organization will be known .after Jan. 1,1958 as the Hud- son-Delaware Council, Inc., .Boy Scouts of America. At this same meeting on Dec. 5th; Donald P. Ham-* mond of Monticello, was re-elected President for a second term.' Selection of a new name was made on tbe recommendation of the Ooim- cil’s Executive Board after study by ,a special committee eqftointed in iTeh. 1956 with instructions to “stu­ dy the desirability of a change in Council name.” Originally organized as Orange Countv Council in 1922. tbe name was changed to Orange-Sullivan in 1932 when Sullivan Countv and part ,of Pike County were added to the chartered area. The balance of Pike County wp.s added in 1953. The findings of the special com­ mittee pointed out that the local or- , ganizafton Is the -o-nlv Scnnt Coim- c’l in 'America touched' by both the .Hudson and Delaware Rivprc. Eaob cf the f'uvr onerating Districts of the Council is nartiahv bordered bv one* of the rivers as is each of the ! fhr^e counties — Orange. Sulliv.an o-nu p :ko — Served by the local Onur'’] It was further noted by the eommittee th.at the historical signi­ ficance of the two rivers null stim­ ulate greater Scout interest in kwal M«?torv and nmo-ram features as the new name comes into common us­ age. A t the business m e e ting attended by 7b reprocentethres ah Districts in tbe Council, in addition to re-elec­ tin g Donald P. Hammond a s Presi­ dent, Leon Clifford of Newburgh w a s elected Council Commissioner to succeed Col. John R. Tighe of Newburgh who was honored for se­ ven years of outstanding service in that office. Newly elected to the post of Council Treasurer w.as Frank L, M-ilfa- Middtetowft.“Re-eldcte€ Vice Presidents were: William G. Costa. Moiitieello;; R. Clemson Griggs. Mid­ dletown and George. E. Silcock, Newburgh. National Representa­ tives for the coming year are: Mr. Hammond. Mr. Griggs, Rev. John S. Felczak, Pine Island; Harold V. Gal­ loway, Newburgh; Sidney Appel- hau,m, Liberty. Bethel Callicoon Coehecton Delaware Fallsburg Forestburg Fremont Highland Liberty Lumberland Mamakating Neversink Rockland Thompson Tusten Total 1956 1957 1958 Assessed Assessed Assessed Value Value Value $ 7,700,202 $ 7,716,685 $ 7,647,393 3647,882 3,669,053 3,717,822 2,586,303 2,492,697 2,504,050 3,913,993 3 929,426 3,965,764 18,174,506 18,242,331 18.332^642 583,386 589.468 584.130 503,887 504,656 511,OfS 343,560 . - 349.935 353,885. 17,444 959 17,964,788 18,099,776 803,948 811.850 814,458 7,733149 7.797,768 7.861,^4 22 092 496 22,290,317 , 22.348^342 • 5.240.746 • 5,397,694 5,541,481 20 364,959 20,918,357 21^355.996 543,420 530,879 511,677 $111,659,414 $ U S » 4 suirm oTs 1958 Equalized Value. S 8,164,459 2950857 2,719,708 3,719,850 14,011807 1854.’509 1,917,372 - 2,921158 15,892,305 3,734 986 , 9 546.914 17,403,328 .4,866.210 21,498,038 2,247,477 $114,152,078 Assessed V alues Increase $946,174 For 3 Y ear Low The increase in assessed valuation of 1956 over 1955 was $2,649-549, The increase of 1957 over 1956 was $1,546 490. The increase of 1858 ov­ er 1957 is $946 174. The three year comparison shows a steady decrease in the rise in assessed valuation of real properW, the last year being about one-third of the rise three years ago. Total full valuation of real tv in the county (10090 for 1958 is 3276.580.120. Apr Ivin p the equaliz­ ation mtes for each fawn, the total assessed value at the rates used in each t o wn varv widelv The ha so ram foreapnortinning taxes in the county i- ,412726981. On this base , rate those towns with higher equaliza­ tion rates than .41, pay a lesser share of county taxes in proportion to the value of their property, while those below that rate, pay a higher proportion. The eoualization rates in force are Bethel 36, Callicoon 52, Coehecton 38 Delaware 44, Fallsburg 54. For­ estburg 13, Fremont 11, Highland 5, Libertv 47, Lumberland 9, Mama­ kating 34, Neversink 53, Rockland 47; Thompson 41, Tusten 9. Since the towns vary in the pro­ portion of full. Value 'they assess, de- ’ pending on their equalization rate, the variations are adjusted ih fixing each town's share of the total coun­ ty tax. Highland with the lowest “oualization rate of 5, assesses $7 077,700 worth of property at full 100% Value, at §353.885.’ 36 xxrn+s below the average county base rate of 41. Accordingly Highland’s equal­ ized value for iwyoose of county mx ’will be in 1958, S2 921.058. The highest rate is used by FaUsburpV 54. That town assesses 833 949.337 worth.of urrpcrty at full value, at $18.332 642. Its equalized rate for co-untv tax r>”rppses is accordinzlv lower than its •*> Valu.e, and co-'te out at $14.Oil,807- To+al c ppropriatVc-ns for IfFv are 84 371.204, as against $4,183,781 in 1957., T otal revenues,, other fhnn from real estate taxes ere 82 683.800 for 1S5S. as against $2,578,245 for 1957. The amount to be raised bv tax this next year of 1958 is $1,687, 536. an increase of 881.868 The coun­ tv tax rate for 195S.will be 14.78per thousand as against 14.18 for 1957, an increase of 60c per thousand, or 4,2%. This j.s the smallest increase in tax rate' for any county in the v area. , Appoint Benton Chairm an Of '58 Red Cross C am p aign t » Appointment of Medwi’n Benton, Liberty mayor, to lead the 1958 Red Cross campaign in the area covered bv Liberty chanter and branches was made Monday at the meeting pf the board of directors. Donald G. Mittee , chapter chairman, made the announcement at ,fhe postpon­ ed meeting -of the board in the Red Cross offices in the Municipal build­ ing. The drive for members and funds will, open in March. In accepting the chairmanship, Mr. Benton asked for active sup­ port from those present who are enthusiastic over his appointment. He is meeting tonight in the Red; Cross offices with volunteers and. ~unu.tnr officers to start advance planning for a successful campign. • Others at the meeting were Homer A. Millarfl. of Roscoe. coun­ ty publicity, industrial promotion and;' planning director: also Mrs. Carl Scherf. the. Rev. H. B. Krusa, Mrs. H. Markham Forge. Mrs% Gardner LeRoy, Mrs. H. W. Lueder, secretary of the board of directors; Mrs. G. Allison Worden, executive director for the*, chapter; Richard Eichenauer, chapter /treasurer; and Mrs. Arthur Smith, newly appointed disaster chairman' for the chapter, fe'vres For Servicemen * Ten gailv wrapped boxes,' for ser vicepieh aboard ship on Christmas Dav in remote seas, have been' sent to Red fiross h^dquarters. filling this chapter's quota .for Christmas oh th^^igh seas< Mrs..$ltoy John- sph <5ia5rpian i>roiect. s. came from Long Eddy from Liviiiggtoii Manor, •y for gifts was. sent in by Chapter.* EAR, Callicoon And Red Cross workers in C e rebral Palsv Auction Friday Night At J. € . S. UAp: tau^tfp:a'for/‘^e-henefit -oTthe Cerebral Palsy Association -of Sulli­ van County, and in particular fop its clinic at Liberty-Loomis Hospi­ tal, will be held this Friday higlit, Dec. 13, at 8 o’clock in the Jefferson­ ville Central School Auditorium. In charge of the auction .are.Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Schminke, with Bruce Lindsley ■ donating his services as auctioneer. Assisting in the affair are Mrs. Warren Mall of Jeffersonville, Mrs. M. A. Denman and Mrs. Kenneth Rose of Livingston Manor, Samuel Silverman, director of the Cerebral Palsy Clinic at Loomis. Mrs. Fred W. V. Schadt qf Jeffersonville, who will be in charge of the kifeteui, and a host of otkbts. . . be used has ^een dbha+ed by Mr. and Mrs. .George Winkelstern of Keno- za Lake, who, while they arc not cutting trees this yeaivhave also do­ nated the tree on the Presbyterian -Church lawn and in the J. C. S. lob­ by. On each branch there will be an article, in holiday wrapping. Bids will be taker** 011 each branch and the present it bears. Coffee and cake will be sold in the cafeteria. The .affair will be an entertaining, one. For a rewarding evening for a most worthy cause, ail are urged 10 attend the Cerebral Palsv auction. e r v is o r s County Firemen Give Cooke Testimonial A testimonial to Sullivan County Judge and Surrogate Lawrence H. Cooke,1 'Monticello attorney, high­ lighted Tuesday night’s biennial meeting of the Sullivan County Vol­ unteer Firemen’s Association at the. Neversink Fire House. Tjj e testimonial remained a secret to jall but a six man committee of the association who were in charge?of arrangements until its annourice- met at the meeting. Juge Cooke was presented a scroll and wrist watch by the asso­ ciation in recognition of his many years of numerous and varied serv- M ildred Bayer Weds Clinton Segar Sunday ; Hon. Lawrence H. Gooke In a three hour jsessiqn last Mon-. day afternoon, . interspersed with, some of those hour-long “15 minute” recesses,, the SUllivan County Board of Supervisors disposed of some ur­ gent business. The meeting was scheduled' originally to hear, the claim of McMahon B r o thers of Bing­ hamton, whO asserts that Sullivan owbs them $33,333 for ragweed spraying in 1954 and 1955. But aside from having a representative pres- . ent. who* sat in the back, taking notes, and Would not appear or par­ ticipate, the: claimant took a 'pow­ der qn the hearing they had claimed\ in court the supervisors would not * give them. ;■ ‘ ’ The result was that after notice ’ that the Board would hear them, McMahon Brothers elected not to- appear in person or by attorney. Their default Was noted, and the testimony for the county was then put in by George Rosen; Monticello attorney, who had acted for Irving Bershader, County Attornev. while bpi was on vacation, and bv Mr. Ber­ shader. Their testimony, which was unrefnted on the record, made a shambles.of the claim, and complet­ ely suoBoxted the position that the Board of Supervisors has consistent- Iv taken over the years that the claim is without merit. > Tax /Values Approved N e x t m o st im p o rtant business dis. posed of was? the approval of the as­ sessed, full and ;eauaUzed valu e s for oach township in the county, the in-, form ation for which appears in a se- ncrate article . 0 ^ this page- Based on that table/ and the proportions - indicated therein, the supervisors then fixed thb specific amounts qf a total county fax Tevy for 1958 of, $1,687,404 to be paid , by eactetowP- ship, based .ip each instance on the equalized value indicated on the ta­ ble. ThA amounts each tewnshin wUl pay epunty tax: in 1958 are/ bas^d on a tax rute qf 14.78 per thousand, as rs: ices to the county unit and to vol­ unteer firemen. The presentation was made by Charles Fales of Hav- erstravv.'. chief,, state bureau of fire Mr. Fales noted ip making the prer ^entations t'o Judge C.QOke • that he is chairman of the, Law: CpTnhiiftee for the MdntkJ^llh Fine Le^tr^hest iiie-• ;and:’a ,Memher:of the Law'C&mmite . tee, of, the. j^udspn Yalley. ybliinteer Firemen’s Association.- r 1 , ■ - Sihee 10S39 * Judge Cooke was elected to mem­ bership ih 'the Monticello Fire Der- nartment on June 5, ,1939 and ser­ ved as department president from April 1949 to April 1950. He is a graduate of Monticello High ‘School; a graduate of Georgetown Univer­ sity where he received cum laude Imnnrs; end served as nfesident of Ms class: a graduate of the A lban y another article in this issue erved Sburg^2G7122T ^-yremont 51, Forestburg - $; ^8^42.73, Higk%hd $43,180:76, Lib­ ertv $234 935 95 / LhmberWd $55, 210.82, Mamakating. $141,123.15, Ne­ versink $257257.21. Rockland $71, 932.66. Thompson $317,785.50, Tus­ ten $34,658.80. , The Board also approved a divi­ sion of the cduntv’s share of the mortgage tax of $71656.74, among the' 15 tow n s and 6 viPage^, the de­ tailed figures for which are given in L a w School vdiere he also s as president of his class; a form e r fUPepVif'or of th e Tow n o f Thom ­ pson and farm e r chairm an of the Board pf Supervisors- Mr, Cooke was elected county judge and sur­ rogate ef Sullivan County in Nov­ ember 1953. Also on Tuesday night’s agenda a report on,the’ county fire radio sv«tem bv Detyey A, Borden of Liberty, county fire coordinator and association .treasurer. Three representatives of tHe Bell Tele­ phone Co. explained the company’s emergency xyarning svstem xnow available to fire departments. Diamond Presides: ' T h e m e e ting w a s conducted by M ichael* Diamond, past ch ief o f W urtsboro and past association president; Robert S. York, former M o n ticello fire chief: William. RoS- enberger o f Hortonville; W illiam F. H arris - o f Pond Eddy, association secretary; Mr. Diam o n d and Mr. w h o is a pa^st chief o f the L ib e r ty F ire Departm ent. Armory (Resolutiob One of the more important items of business disposed of by the Bo^rq was the approval of a resolution brought in by Supervisor William E. Pearson of Liberty calling on the Federal and State governments to reactivate the National Guard unit and to provide funds promised to construct an armory on a site pur­ chased bv the county, just outside of Monticello. as the county’s part of the agreement. A cutback in. Federal funds had resulted in a complete switch in pos­ ition by the Federal government, and in turn had forced the state to deactivate a number of units of the National GuarcJ; including the one in Sullivan. The countv had moved expeditiously. The Attorney-Gener­ al's office also • cleared title ques­ tions. Then, while for ahnost a year, approval was being awaited by the State Department of Public Works, the Federal' Government made its cutbacks. The resolution unanimous- Above is the wedding party at North Branch last Sunday, Left to right, Mrs. Fred Dowitsch, matron of honor; Mr. and Mrs. Clinton E. Seg­ ar, Mr. Allen Segar, best man. SuUpres Photo by Nando Acosta. LrJ G e t T h o s e S p e c ia l C h r is t w * M At Tetfs — Adv. _ : 5ri®^sLi Fred Manion was elected to the te>«rd of directors: until next Jtu nc» to fill the xmexpired term of Mrs. Worden, who, because of her capacity as chapter director, is not eligible to vote at meetings. Other,; topics discussed included emergency mass feeding in disaster and organizing classes iii -iiew tech­ niques in first aid. Charles Nielsen, of Neversink,.. is qualified to teftcit the new course. ________y j - i . , ___ If You Witfit ik m h m m t e m W m m T 0 G 0 Ont And Get l t Tbi M Miss Midred Bayer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Bayer of North Branch and E. Clinton Segar, son of Mrs. Anna Segar of Jeffersonville, were united in marriage at the Re- formed Church in North branch Sunday, December 8, 1957, at one o’ clock by the Rev. Graydon Piatt. Mrs. Piatt played the wedding march. The etnxrefr was decorated with b a sk e ts p f sn a p d rag o n s and mums. * The bride w o re a royal b lu e satin gown w ith m atch in g a c c e s s o rie s w ith a co rsag e o f w h ite ro s e s . T h e m a tro n o f h o n o r, M rs. F r e d D o w - iteefe, a fria n d o f th e b rid e , w o re a eisa rco a l a n d p ta k ta ffe ta fo W n w ith an d a c o n a g e o f ib fcil ani iya feggt ttHtfU Ida rwRA T w v B Q v M iiien n fe w u g t a grey dress with a yellow pom pom corsage and the groom’s mother wore a navy blue dress with a cor­ sage of bronze poms poms. Immediately following the cere­ mony a reception was held at the Antrim Lodge in Roscoe where about 4Q guests were served a hot roast b e e f dinner. bride chose for her going->aw_ ay epseinble a grey suit with bl&ck accessories^ The couple left for a short honeymoon trip to Washing­ ton, D. C., and: upon their return will' be at home in Jeffersonville where the groom is employed in the Post pjfico: town guests included Mr. Arthur Stengel, Mr. and of Binghamton, Mr. gnd Mfs< Carl Segriest and son Carl o f W tndspr. Attending Tuesday night’s meet- ly passed by the Board asked all an- ing w a s Anthony Delisio of Haver- prOpriate^authorities to restore the straw, field representative State necessary funds. The Board also formally approv­ ed a 15% admisaipn^ tax for thehar. ness track apd yofed $ 1 0 0 . f o r C lu ri si- mas derorations^iid lighting at the WeKare pome. All Democratic spp- the session nel Caifns of MSmqh* : & & & f$ m bureau of fires One hundred' and\ thirty-six members representing 30 county fire units and 15 guests were present. The Grahamsyjlle Fire Department was host county association at the headguarters. served. Refreshments -.were Callicoon Lodge Electe 'J: Nicholas Dale As Mast«r- At the annual meeting of coon Lodge, No. 521, F. & A. held, a t the Masonic Rooms in ersonville on Wednesday evening December 11, Brother Nicholas D a le- of Narrowsburg was elected Master of the Lodge for the ensuing year.,: Also elected'to serve with the Mas­ ter, were W. Bro. Osmer Van Schte ick as Senior Warden; Bro. George Schork as Junior Warden; Bro. Har­ ry Williams as Secretary; W. Bro. Gapieron E. Gain, as Treasurer; arid W. Bro. Fred; Miller as Trustee for three years. For Lovely Holiday Wrappings, It’s Jeff Pharmacy — Adv. : • • . ' • ' \ ■ * £ ) $5.16 Is F a m i n e \r-r . i . New York, Dec, q&cw A uniform farm price of $5-163p!er hundred­ weight (46.5 quarts) ^jll be paid to dairy farmers ip fht- Nsw York - New- Jersey m i ^ s h ^ fpf their No­ vember mihi ft :was an­ nounced today by Dft A. J. PbBard, acting -market ad?nini»trattor. T h e October price redweight. in November, i$56. the farip price ’f f M per hundred­ weight. * < H v . * /

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