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HainesEPark - Park to be rededicated in honor of all veterans...
Park to be rededicated in honor of all veterans By JIM McCOMBE Courier-News Courier-News Courier-News Staff Writer SOUTH PLAINFIELD - A suggestion suggestion by a veterans group that Borough Borough Park be renamed after a deceased deceased prisoner of war has been rejected rejected by the Borough Council. The council indicated last night that the park's new name will be Veterans Memorial Park as the result result of a proposal by Mayor Michael English. Members of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 6763 recently asked the Borough Council to rename the Peter Potter RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) Peter Potter, a longtime Los Angeles Angeles radio and television personality personality whose "Jukebox Jury" twice won Emmy awards, died Sunday of a heart attack. He was 78. Starting in the 1930s, Potter's "Platter Parade" show was broadcast broadcast for 26 years on various radio stations in Los Angeles. But it was Potter's "Jukebox Jury" that won Emmy awards for the best entertainment entertainment program in 1953 and 1955. park as Edward M. Haines Memorial' Park in honor of a borough resident-who resident-who resident-who was a Japanese prisoner of war! for 3 V years during World War II. In making his proposal last night,; English said he is against naming the-park the-park the-park after a specific individual be-; be-; be-; cause it could lead to similar re-' re-' re-' quests involving five other parks in the borough. Four of the parks are named after streets. ' The mayor said the name Vetera ans Memorial Park would serve as a', tribute to all war veterans. l Other council members agreed; with English that the new name will' be formalized prior to Memorial; Day. ; A resolution presented to the coun-; coun-; coun-; cil by post Cmdr. Otto Sodoma points! out that Haines fought at Bataan! Peninsula and Corregidor Island un-. un-. un-. der the command of Gen. Jonathan; M. Wainright. Haines, who survived the in-; in-; in-; famous "Bataan Death March," was? released from a Japanese prison; camp in 1945. " His widow, Eleanor, says her hus-; hus-; hus-; band remained in the Army until I960! and died in 1982 at the Veterans" Administration Medical Centerin. East Orange. He is buried at the; National Cemetery in Long Island,: N.Y.

Clipped from The Courier-News19 Apr 1983, TueMain EditionPage 15

The Courier-News (Bridgewater, New Jersey)19 Apr 1983, TueMain EditionPage 15
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