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Sullivan County record. (Jeffersonville, N.Y.) 187?-19??, September 04, 1958, Image 1

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J e f f e r s o n v i l l e S y n a g o g u e H o ld s 8 t h A n n u a l D i n n e r A t W a l d e m e r e M u r d e r Ih what turned out to be one of the most successful affairs of its kind ever conducted by the Jeffer­ sonville Synagogue, some two hun­ dred members and .guests of the thirty - year old temple enjoyed an evening^ of good food and fun at the Waldemere Hotel, at Shandajee, Livingston Manor, last Monday night, September 1st. The occa­ sion was the eighth annual dinner and dance of the synagogue. For the first time, the organiza­ tion pulished a souvenir journal Both the journal and the dinner it­ self received warm and; generous support from the many friends of the synagogue both in and around ■Jeffersonville aiid thrubut Sullivan County., The affair opened with a cocktail party held in the Oval ro v e s O n M o v in g P u p i l s T o On the dias as the Eighth Annual Dinner at the Waldemere Hotel at Shandalee last Monday night, are left to right: Rabbi Abraham Gins­ berg, Rabbi Emeritus of the congregation,; Mrs. Alfred E. Adler; Alfred E, Adler, president and dinner chairman; Hyman C. Levine, toastmaster; and Mrs. Hyman C. Levine. All phdtos by Cye Kaplan, Waldemere staff photographer* .\.V~ A smiling’ president receives a well deserved gift. Hyman C. Le- vme, toastmaster, makes a presen­ tation to Alfred E. Adler, of a gift for his great efforts as dinner chairman and as head of the Jeffer­ sonville Synagogue. Room and was followed by a din­ ner in the main dining room of the Waldemere. The evening concluded with entertainment and dancing in the Oval Room. Prominent Guests Among the many well-known • the county attending the 'affair were County Treasurer Donald Baker and his wife, of Lib­ erty, Assemblyman Hyman (Bucky’ Mintz, Republican incumbent run­ ning for reelection; his Democratic opponent for the Assembly seat, Stephen Oppenheim of Monticello; Mrs. Robert (Millicent Schadt) Flynn, Sullivan County Clerk, run­ ning for a full three year term, suc­ ceeding her late husband, Bob Flynn; Mrs. Flynn’s brother, Fred­ erick W. V. Schadt, attorney and Mayor of Jeffersonville; Supervisor of the Town of Callicoon Oscar Will and Mrs. Will. The Jeffersonville community was heavily represented, with many coming from surrounding areas. Toastmaster for the occasion was Hyman C. Levine, Jeffersonville at­ torney, who has served in this spot with distinction on many pre­ vious occasions. With his usual wit and charm, “Hy” introduced about everybody in the place ex­ cept the waiters and bus boys, with a jocular and flattering remark for everyone he mentioned. Honor For Adler Highlight of the evening was the *fred ’ E. Adler of a gift from the members of the Prominent among the guests at the Jeff Synagogue Dinner were, left to right, County Treasurer Donald Baker and his wife; Frederick W. V. Schadt, Jeffersonville Mayor; Mrs. Millicent Schadt Flynn, County Clerk; and Stephen Oppenheim, Monticello attorney, candidate for As­ semblyman on the Democratic ticket, presently engaged in a court bat­ tle with “Bucky*’ Mintz for the Liberal Party nomination. nig mi £,ni. --- presentation to Alfred E. the membe synagogue m recognition of his tire­ less efforts as president and treas­ urer and president and as chairman of the dinner ■ommittee. c Honor was paid to the “Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Jefferson- viHe’j as Hy called A1 for his out­ standing work in doing such a fine job in conection with the dinner and the souvenir journal. Other officers of the synagogue, who attended with their wives, were Stanley Domfort, vice-president and Joseph L. Able, secretary. The synagogue’s Ladies Auxiliary is headed by Paula Domfort as pres­ ident, with Esther AbeT, vice - president; Lijlian Markson treasur­ er; Sylvia Kaplan, recording secre- and Helene Brown, corre- At a xlingside table at the Waldemere Monday night were, left to right, Aie ebullient and jovial Assemblyman Hyman (Bttcky) Mintz; the smiling Supervisor of the Town of Callicoon, Oscar Will and Mrs. Will and Olga and Dick Rosenbaum, publisher and editor of the “Sullivan County Record” and the “Roscoe - Rockland Review,” all minus .glasses by request of the photographer. * D e m o c r a t s N < m e M c C o u r t F o r S u p r e m e C o u r t P o s t tary; ana nwcuc Brown, sponding secretary. Dinner Committee Assisting Mr. Adler on the dinner committee were Paula Domfort as vice-chairman, Hyman C. Levine, Nathan Bodenstein, Florence Cod­ yer, Dr. Jules Flax, Sylvia Kaplan and Gussie Adjer. The invocation and blessing over the bread was given by Rabbi A- hraham Ginsberg, rabbi-emeritus of the Jeffersonville Synagogue, and the benediction was given by Rabbi Murray Weitman of the Landfieid Avenue Synagogue, Monticello. Videttcc Farm Sold / Kurt Abramczyk, real estate bro- ker associated with Scheideil & Schmidt, Inc., reports the sale' of the Phebe Videtta farm1n i Goulds, consisting of 150 acres, 12 room house, barn and chicken coops, to Mrs. Rosa Pravata of Brooklyn, NY. The Pravatas intend to modernize the place and also build some bun­ galows. Cara Nome Fast Permanent, - Special 2 for $1.75 at Ted’s • Adv. John J. McCourt of Marlboro in Ulster County, with law offices in Newburgh, was nominated by the Democratic Judicial Convention at Albany to run for Justice of the Supreme Court for the Third Ju­ dicial District 'this Fall. He will oppose Justice Roscoe Ellsworth, Republican incumbent, who was re­ nominated by his party at their Ju­ dicial convention the same day. The McCourt nomination did not come without a good deal of fric­ tion. Sullivan County delegates re­ mained at home, as advance indica­ tions were that McCourt would be named with the hacking of the Al­ bany County delegation, which has well over a majority of the dele­ gates numerically. Since Sullivan was wholeheartedly behind the naming of County Judge Lawrence H Cooke most Democratic delegates felt attendance at the convention would be an idle gesture if Judge Cooke’s cause appeared hopeless. . In addition, due to an intraparty fight in Ulster County, Robert Sta­ pleton of Ellenville, had considera­ ble backing from Ulster and Greene counties. When the vote was taken at Albany Monday, McCourt had 49 votes and Stapleton 9. When 3. motion was made to make the Mc­ Court nomination unanimous, dele­ gates from Ulster and Greene walk­ ed out. • McCourt is a Marlboro native, 42 years of age, the father of four children. After attending school in Marlboro, he was - graduated cum laude from Manhattan College in 1937 with his A. B. degree, and from Catholic University of Amer­ ica in 1940 with the degree of Bachelor ofLaws. Admitted to the New York State Bar in 1941, he served that year to 1946 he served in the navy as a combat officer, commanding mine­ sweepers. He was honorable .dis­ charged at the end of the war with thev rank of Lieutenant, Senior Grade. Since then he has practiced law in Marlboro, New York and New­ burgh. McCourt is a past command er of his local American Legion post in Marlboro and of the Ulster County American Legion. He is a past president of the Newburgh Bar Association and president of the Marlboro Democratic Club. A magistrate of the Town of Marl­ boro since 1951, he also served as a town board member for the last seven years. H a rness Horse Babies Monticello Raceway will present the babies of the harness horses sponsored by the New York — Pennsylvania Colt Stakes on Sept. 2, 3, 4, and 5. Racing director Charles Larkin said among the two and three year old trotters and pacers who will race at the new Sullivjyi county track are these promising three year old pacers, Terry C, Ben Hi Lee, Miss 'Goldi Advocate Dillan, and these three year old trotters, Madam Phonograph, Spanish Lad and The Falcon. The two year old trotters will race September 2 nieht and the two year pacers the following night, September 3. The 3 year old trotters are on the Sep­ tember 4 night program and the 3 year old pacers September 5. The horses in the New York - Pennsylvania Stakes have raced at Boonville N. Y., July 28; Gouvem- eur, N. Y,, August 4: Afton, N. Y., August 11: Malone, N. Y., August IS: Flemington, N. J., August 25. They will be at Honesdale Penna. As the summer season drew to a dose, murder, and possible rape* and robbery, darkened the scene at Monticello, where op Wednesday, the body of a woman in \her early 70’s was discovered in a rooming house at 18 Clinton Ave. The Wo­ man, Mrs. Anthony Pulito died of strangulation. She was found dead in a second floor bedroom of the rooming house she had operated for the last twoqyears. • Qf Spanish or Puerto Rifan ori­ gin, Mrs. Pulito had catered, id a Puerto Rican clientele. Cluest to the murderer and the motives Of the culprit are not clear as we go to press. No actual arrest had* been made by the State Police, BCI, the Monticello police and other author­ ities working on the case. At least four persons had been questioned, two of them roomers. Coroners YeWfli The victim was born Blabina A- marro and lost her husband four years ago. The last time she was seen alive was at 3:30 P. Tues­ day. Her body was found at 1 (P.M. Wednesday by - Monticello Police Chief Sharoff and Patrolman Les­ ter Smith That night Dr. Ralph S. Breakey, as coroner, gave his of­ ficial verdict of murder, fixed the time of death at 10 P. M-. Tuesday, and gave the cause - of death as­ phyxiation due to strangulation . An autopsy was performed by Dr. Margaret Baker, Liberty-Loomis •Hospital pathologist, and Dr. Break­ ey, said his finding of death by stangulation did not rule out th° possibility of sexual attack. He said there \probably was” such an frttack. * <■ The dead woman was jouna after an apparent series of attempts by persons, some of them . former roomers, to get lodging at the p.ace. At least two persons were known to have tried to get in Tuesday: At least; they so told police. One of them told Chief Sharoff that he knocked at the front -door at about midnight. He said he did not get in because on previous oc­ casions, when he arrived la^- he was not admitted until the , house 'owner .had - pushed ihhf curtains to see who was tne»£. Body Found Still another former roomer tojd police'he tried to get in at 6:30 P.M. Tuesday but, failing, said he slept elsewhere. He returned yesterday morning. Getting no response, he tried a door, found it unlocked and entered. Noting- two downstairs bedrooms in disorder, he notified police. Pa­ trolman Smith entered the down­ stairs portion of the housp, then called Chief Sharoff. Together they eventually found Mrs. Pulido on the bed upstairs. Besides the gag in her mouth, the slain woman had been hound by her hands and legs. She was crosswise on the bed., Whether she had put any kind of struggle was not readily apparent. If so, it is believed to have been short for she was a small woman, weighing perhaps 100 pounds . She had, however, been severely beaten up. House Ransacked The possibility of robbery was considered because of .general ran­ sacking of the house. Worst were the two downstairs bedrooms, to­ gether with a kitchen adjoining. Here, rooms normally cluttered with personal belongings and crowd­ ed with furniture bore evidences of an almost panicky search for some­ thing — perhaps money. Whether the motive of the slayer was robbery or rape, or both, police were unable definitely to state last night. Dist. Atty. Newberg was on the scene early, togedier with state nolice BCI under inspector Robert L. Lenmen. called fri-ir. Tie Sidney office Sheriff Louis Ratner, Chief Sharoff and other enforcement of­ ficers. The murdered woman’s husband a carpenter, died Feb. 26, 1954, at the age of 70 of a heart ailment. He was Spanish-born and she may have been, as she spoke the lan­ guage. It was not believed there wer ean other members of her family. She and her husband had raised a gilr not their daughter, now Mrs. Mary Wolf man, Brooklyn. Mrs. Wolf- man wag notified yesterday and was expected to arrive here today. Girls, Bands, Firemen, At Hortonville Red Long, Bill Tyler of Roscoe, Vic Werlau and “Bucky’' Mintz, enjoy posing mtJi’ Vie six Rheingold girls at Hortonville last Sunday^ Vic Werlau was general chairman of the Field Day. Steve Oppenheim, Bucky’s Democratic opponent was also much in evidence, but not in this picture by John Walditon. . RoscoelRockland Major sties lead the band and the Roscoe firemen at the Hortonville Field Day- The Roscoe Fire Department, headed by Chief Edward Ackerly, had the most men in line. Photo by John Waldrop F r a n c i s c a n O r d e r A n n o u n c e s C h a n g e s \ The' Pbovihclar Headquarters: ,o£ ' the Holy Name Province of the Franciscan Order recently announc­ ed changes in the Seminary Faculty as well as new arrangements for-j the parishes of Holy Cross in Cal­ licoon and Saint Mary’s in Obem- berg. Jeffersonville and Youngs­ ville will be served by a' new pas­ tor, Father F.intan Murphy, O.F.M., assisted by Father Joel- Munzing, O.F.M. Three members of the seminary faculty have been transferred. Father Theodore Cavanah, O. F. M.. for the past eight years the Prefect of Discipline, is going to Holy Name College, the Franciscan school of Theology in Washington, D. C. Also going to Holy Name College is Father Denis McGuckin, O. F. M., Seminary Librarian and former pastor of Sacred Heart Church in Pond Eddy? Father Theodore will be the Master of Cler­ ics at Holy Name College and Father Denis will be in charge of the college library. Father Vinan- ney Devlin, O. F. M. professor of English and director of dramatics for the past two years is leaving the seminary to pursue graduate stud­ ies at Notre Dame University. Four Priests have been newly as­ signed to the seminary staff. The new Prefect of Discipline will be Father Anthony McGuire, O. F. .M. Father * Anthony, of Willmington, Delaware, has been at Bishop Tim- on High School in Buffalo for the past five years. Father Brennan Connelly, O. F. M., comes to the Seminary after one year. at Saint Anthony’s Shrine in Boston, Mass. The other new faculty members are Fathers Aician Gara, O. F. M. and Conali E. Murphy, O. F. M., both of whom have just completed their ' -The.- Oheraburg parish will elude' Saint* PartMt’s in Long dy. The new pastor is Father Vifjil McKusky, O. F. M. Father Vigil, a native of Buffalo comes to this assignment after six years as di­ rector of the Pious Union of Saint Anthony -with headquarters in Pat­ erson, New Jersey. The Callicoon parish will ex­ clude Saint Patrick’s in Long Ed- Youngsville, and will he served hy two priests. The new pastor is Murphy, O. F. M. At a late hour Wednesday night, the.Board ,of Education of the new Jeffers c/iville - Youngsville Central SchooT District voted, subject to further inquiries, to hold a referen­ dum on the question of transporting elementary children from Jeff to Youngsville for a period not to ex­ ceed three years. This followed an extended discussion that lasted un­ til quarter to two in the morning as to what further steps might be taken to house the high school and Jeff elementary pupils in Jeff. .It was the feeling and conclusion of the Board, just prior to the early morning adjournment, that all fact- ual and legal aspects involved should be further explored before any formal referendum was held. The matter is now under further study to resolve all aspects of the matter. The legal aapeets are be­ ing examined as to whether such a vote should be in blanket or lim­ ited form. The Board and the school administration are making further inquiries as to use of the building and possible changes or al­ terations suggested at the meeting to secure .maximum efficiency in handling the greatest number of pupils.. Final Derision Later A final .decision as to what can be done physically and legally, and as to whether the referendum should be held, when and m what form, will await a later meeting of the Board. The next meeting of the Board has bpp^ fpntativply scheduled for Wednesday evening, September 10th. School opened right on schedule on Tuesday morning, and after aii *%ures were tallied up, Kindergar­ ten thru 6 i-Q Jeffersonville in the main building, the Presbyterian Church and the Legion Hall had 285 pupils enrolled, with junior _ senior high school having 278 stu­ dents, including all of .7 thru 12 from Youngsville. Total in . the Jeff operation was 5687 85 pupils were in the Youngsville elementary grades of Kindergarten through 6. With Tuesday only half a day, all of the problems of fitting pu­ pils into the Jeff set-up did not hate to he . trace# until Wednesday. Situations developed where Library Science was held in a storage room, Art classes were without their usu­ al classroom space, and Science was caught Without-a proper classroom and laboratory space. With stu­ dents free for study halls, Physical Ed classes were created to take up some of the excess school popula­ tion and funnel them into the gym. Search For Space AH of the kinks and possible uses of classroom space have not and determined. At Father Fintan Father Fantan whose f amily home is worked out in Buffalo, served as a chaplain the Wednesday night Board meeting during the second world war. He ^urther f inquiry was directed to be has just finished a term as Super- j made as to state regulations con- ior and Pastor of Saint Stephen’s j cerning any possible use of the Monastery in Croghan, New York, j Home Economics room and its p0S- His assistant will be Father Joel j siible partitioning and short and Munzing, O. F. M., a native of , long-range use of the basement if Caiistadt, New Jersey. Father Joeljan 0il conversion from coal took comes to Callicoon from Saint; place, for possible shop purposes. Leo’s parish in East Paterson, New . it is expected that some of the an_ Jersey, where he was assistant for three years. swers will be available at a later Board meeting, so that final deter- The five missions to the south of \ minations can be made. Callicoon, formerly served on a ■\—=> —■ - * part-time basis by priests on the seminary faculty, will in the fu­ ture be under the care of two priests and will include the mis­ sions at Coehecton, Lake Hunting- Various faculty members appear­ ed before the Board to present space and teaching problems, in­ volved in the overcrowding. It was apparent that 5th and 6th grades were comfortably housed in Jeff, Theology D. C. studies ip Washington, ton, Narrowsburg, Yulan and Pond j but by doing this, high school clas- Eddy. The new pastor is Father , ses were swolen and without proper George P. Reilly, O. F. M. Father : space. The squeeze of “Operation George, a New Yorker, has been j Sardine” was, definitely on the for nine yars the assistant in ] junior-senior high. Whether furth- Saint Mary’s parish, Pompton ■r e space can be eked out and whe- Lakes, New Jersey. With Father j ther such space will solve serious George will be Father Dominic A. | high school problems appears prob. Dean, O. F. M. Father Dominic11 comes to this parish from Saint Leo’s in East Paterson,. where he was an assistant -for seven years. The others assigned to the Sem­ inary faculty will assist the newly appointed pastors and assistants on weekends. (Ed. Note—The above story is based on information and taken in r>art from a. story appearing- in tHe Middletown Daily Record of Sep­ tember 4, 1958, by George A. Yae- ger) L i c e n s e s F o r 2 , 5 0 0 , 0 0 0 O p e r a t o r s E x p ir e S e p t . 3 0 Albany, Sept 3—Operators licen­ ses for some 2,500,000 New York State drivers will expire at mid­ night, September 30, but may be re­ newed for the next three year per­ iod at any time before the dead­ line, Motor Vehicle Commissioner Joseph P. Kelly pointed out today. Because of the large number to wed this year, and because suffered W. C. T. U. Head Retires _ on September 8 and the circuit as-attorney for the Federal Deposit j championships will be at Vernon Insuanrce Corporation. From 1942 . Downs. Mrs. J. M. Harris, now closing her tenth year as president of the Wo­ mans Christian Temperance Union in Sullivan County, announced her retirement at a session of the ex­ ecutive committee held in her home at Low’s Corners on Thursday August 29. Due to the pressure of other duties, she asked Mrs. Stalker, vice president, to complete the work of the last month of her presidential term. I be rene\ __ some drivers may have certain physical illness and disabil­ ities since they ’ Bureau’s Safety Division in Albany. If the illness occurred since the present license was obtained, the doctor’s statement and application must be reviewed by the Safety Di­ vision before it can be acted upon. Other mental and physical condi­ tions, including epliepsy, also come in for special attendtion by the Bur­ eau. Keller Admires Raceway obtained their present licenses, Mr. Kelly urges that applications for renewal 'be made as early as possible to avoid later delays. Anyone who has suffered a stroke or from excessively - high . blood preasure, diabetes, fainting spells, Bright’s''disease or any heart - ail­ ment must present alphysiciam’ft Statement that he is capable of safe driving. Should the ailment have occurred before he obtained his present li­ cense, the new license will be issued subject to a later review by the Ed Keller one of the beri: \known men in harness racing ^circles, drop pad in the -other day to see an old friend, Charley Larkin, director of racing, Monticello, and remained to enthuse over the new Sullivan county plant. “It is as pretty a tract as I ever saw/* said Keller, “and the spacious accommodations in restaurant, seat­ ing sections and horse barns are wonderful.” Keller was general manager at Vernon Downs, and has been the racing director at many tracks. He recently completed an assignment at Laurel, Maryland, and will take over the race direction job, at Rock- ingham at Norway, Maine. lematical It was generally conceded at last night’s meeting that ^fgood job from an educational point of view could not be done with existing fa­ cilities in Jeff and without using Youngsville space for elementary grades to ease the pressure. It was this conclusion which led the Board to tentatively turn to a referendum through which voters in the old Jef­ fersonville school district could pass on the question of whether 'the Board should be empowered to send elementary children to Youngsville, However, the Board will not take final 'action on a referendum, the form of a question and a date for voting, until all possibilities that are reasonably practical have been explored and all legal aspects of the questions have been determined O t h e r {Problem s In the early part of the meeting1, the Board spent considerable time on bus questions, disciplinary mat­ ters and problems of teachers. Es­ pecially serious was the situation in teaching Art, where Mrs. Carol Newkirk is limited in time and space so that alone she cannot give full art instruction to all grades and high school,both in Jeff and Youngsville. Until further st’-.ps are taken, 4th grade In Jeff and Youngsville elementary classes are without Art. The Board took steps Wednesday night to rectify this sit­ uation. Jewish New Yearffs Cards At Jeff Pharmacy - Adv.

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