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The Courier-News from Bridgewater, New Jersey · Page 11

Bridgewater, New Jersey
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Saturday, August 13, 1960
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V-J Dav in Plainfield? It Was Just One Kij Celebration, but 15 Years Vns Blurred Some Memories Bv DAVID BREWSTER At 7 pm. on a hot ani xr.ujjzyj Tuesday exactly 15 years ago to-j morrow. Pre:fer.t Harry S I Truman announced World War 2 had ended, and Japan had agreed to surrender. That day. although it was r.oj great surprise, seemed of mo-i mentous importance to most PIa;r.f;elirrs a -ked to recall it yesterday, but they admitted their memories were a bit fc'urrrd; the day had somewhat, paled. S Did We Win? One man. idly chatting with a friend in Front St. yesterday., put it bluntly: "Did we really; win the war?" he aked. And: then he continued with a smile,! uf course, I as drunk for a week." Iks conversational friend, a man whose ejes '"became misty I and distant at remembering the' war's end. recalled the day with great detail. '"The city was one hugh parade." he remembered "We all. left work early in the afternoon, and I remember, after a coup!e: of drinks. I ran into a fellow who wanted to .sell S125 worth of gas tickets. Of course the announcement hadn't come through yet. so I went home to get some money to buy the tickets. "When I came back, this fellow was gone. I remember when the word came through about 7 that night, and I still had the money in my pocket. I thought of that poor fellow. He might as well have ripped up thtrse tickets then," Broker Remember Paterson Bond, who works at Orvis Brothers and Company, but was in New York and in the Navy when the news came, kept a cooler head than the man with the gas tickets. He remembers next day the market broke, and there was a terrific volume of trading. "They told me I was crazy," Eond smiled, "but I bought a bunch of Boeing stock for $22 a share. Six months later I sold it at $35." Mayor Richard P. Dyckman, was on a fishing trip in Canada, vacationing from his job in Chicago. He also kept cool during the excitement. "We were calmly fishing when one of the fellows I was with dropped his glasses in the lake. He sent one of the boys back to the camp to get him another pair. The boy came back with the news the war was over, but we kept on fishing. Some of the best news about that day was how many fish we caught." Disbelievers The mayor had another story to tell about a grubby band of men w ho came out of the woods after a six-week's camping trip and asked what was new. The mayor did his best to convince them of the atomic bomb, "but they just wouldn't believe me," he laughed. Downtown Plainfield was "the worst traffic jam I have ever seen, anywhere." said Lieut. Cornelius P. Coffey of the Plain-, field police, who that evening was assigned to try to control traffic. "We just kept them go-; ir.g around in circles." he said J "and nobody even seemed to; know it." Coffey reported the1 wartime 10 p m. curfew for youngsters was ignored that night. "No one even thought about it," he said. ; Manuel Silverstone, who runs a magazine shop in Front St.. recalled the night clearly. He remembers a huge winding parade started on foot in North Plainfield. and nearly everybody joined in the irresistable; rush of released emotions. "The fellow at the head of the parade was leading the "music" with a huge whiskey bottle, and an-, other man was pounding a wash tub." he remembered. Frank Gregory, of the Gregory Music Center recalled the "mu sic" that night and all through' the next day. He sa:d he received no requests to borrow instruments; "there was enough commotion." Urge Liquor Ban At 8:30 p.m.. the night of the announcement. New Jersey Governor Walter E. Edge asked all liquor sales to end until noon the next day. Several men said the bars outside the center of town remained open, however.' Factory and fire whistles split the air. The next day, with a national holiday proclaimed, it was im-; possible to get any work done. Lester Hukmg, a clerk at Public Service remembered. "Every time you would lock for a clerk.' he would be out in the street." Some residents could not recall the day very clearly. Or.e woman si'.d abruptly, " I don't remember nothing" A woman who had her first child on Dec. 7. 141 said she remembered Pearl Harbor quite well, but she couldn't recall V-J Day. A man who has been an iceman here for 30 years said he remembered being carried on soldiers' shoulders when he was a 16- year-o'd soldier 1. but recalled of V-J Day. Doesn't Stick Capt. Irving C in World War nothing at all Bennett of the North Plainfield Police remem bers he was on duty that night, "but the day doesn't stick in my mind." For seeral persons interviewed, the day was spent in the services Stephen Eandrea of Harris' Taxi lay in a bed in Camp Kilmer listening to his camp mates firing off ammunition outside the barracks. "Quite a celebration," recalled Plainfield Police Chief Arthur G. Phillips, who was in the Marine Corps in Georgia. Taxi driver Wilbur Morns of 1517 S. Second St.. recalled he was in Okinawa awaiting orden to invade Japan when the message came. "We didnt do much," said Morris, "and 1 guess my wife and children were more excited back home. But it was quite a relief." It's IUhmi Said He that has no cross will have no crown. Francis Quarles tahiftdfr SECOND SECTION Lttc id Xews Telephone Plainfi.ld 6-8000 PLAINFIELD, NEW JERSEY, SATURDAY, AUGUST 13, 1960 PAGE 11 i. - mm t ; - "- . . . - X3sr --' i , X XV I jfs- "il ' V"" .. '' S . ; i - - n V L f ' ' ' ' S ; . ! ' 'r - , -v X V ' xx . SI Tl'RES PI EASE Miss Elizabeth Angers-bach assits Dr. Robert Rubin in a demonstration of just one of her many duties as an assistant head nurse in the emergency room at Muhlenberg Hospital. On the table is Miss Diana Wig, another nurse, who kindly consented to the "operation." (Photo by Fogel) iYifi People Hospital Lights Never Turned Off Editor's Note: While the city sleeps, there are those people who work at night. The emergency room of a city hospital is cnnNtantly bu.y. Here, a C-N reporter visits Muhlenberg Hospital's emergency room and observes a typical occurance in the life of a night nurse. By STEPHEN FERRIS A beacon in the night for those who are sick or injured, the lights of Muhlenberg Hosptail never go out. Miss Elizabeth Angersbach, assistant head nurse, was busy checking a chart in the Emergency Room when the outside screen door was pushed open and two men from the Plainfield Rescue Squad entered, a stretcher between them in his early 20s lay under a blanket. Miss Angersbach directed the Plainfielder Charged in Auto Mishap light was switched off and the Hivtnr loft thp omcrnAnrv rrvnm Room and they placed the,Miss Angersbach relaxed for a men into the Emergency Operat in stretcher on the floor. The two moment. There was still much men then stepped back outside (to do before she went off duty while Miss Angersbach and an other nurse bent over the pa tient for a better look. His face was pale and sweaty and he had His right arm was bleeding and when his shirt was opened, cuts; f- Rrn(lV Mi Katherine Squad Unit Elects Staff on nis cnesi were aisciosea. jF,ynn WJJS elected president of Miss Anger.sbach wnt to a tne Green Brook Rescue Squad phone, dialed operator and call-cacjet Corps at its first meeting ed for a doctor using the word'iast night at the Green Brook "tat." which stands for emer- Rescue Squad Building, She then went back to Other officers elected for the the patient Corps, a group of Green Brook When an intern arrived, he young people from 16 to 21 who i.m",ly died (or P,asm, aS5,S. .he Somor Rrsev, Srrtpt'uTi', A purse b.n to ,dmimor .1 .rs are. cret n.rea sccn .Pj ana ,uss .vr.,.! rsiucn wei if a telephone. Having found a'cer captain. William Schank. card with the patinent's name and lieutenant. Miss Jeannette and home phone number on it. Passareillo. A and Bedminster A Plainfield man was charged with hit-and-run and drunken driving yesterday by Chief Vincent Kavanaugh in connection with a smash-up in Route 202-206 at the intersection of River Rd. An hour and a half after the accident had occurred at 7:30 a.m., Kavanaugh found the missing driver. Richard C. Apgar of 616 E. Sixth St., Plainfield, parked in a deserted sideroad asleep behind the wheel. Car Sideswiped Apgar's vehicle, headed south Ion the state artery, reportedly A young man had swerved into the north-j bound lane, sideswiped a car (driven in the opposite direction by Al Koenig of Dorchester, and caused the latter to skid side ways into a utility pole. The Koenig vehicle was a total wreck and Koenig himself was transported to All Souls Hospital in Morristown to be treated for a back injury After skidding over 100 feet. Apgar's car had smashed into a guard rail, but with hfs fender scraping against a tire, he drove away to the spot where Kava naugh found him asleep, authorities said. Apgar's Car Seen The chief said that Apgar was returning from "the all-night bars" in North Jersey. After the accident, other motorists had stopped to report that a car of woman's voice answered when M:ss Angersbach identified herself the woman be- boy. 1 the highwav. Apgar failed a drunkometer test at the Somerville State Police barracks, where he was - . 1 1 T 1 1 . school cadets shall be on call"" -v anaugn ana uiei from 3:30 to 7:30 p. m. and all Koenig of Far Hills. Apgar day until 7:30 p. m. on week-'kimself was uninjured. came know excited "It's my if she said. Miss ends. The working cadets shall! Court appearance was set for there were a family doctor no family doctor." the answered v, Mii ffrm sftor wnrki n p i cpi. u in ueammster -viumci- nkcrs inn m ni oicrt I Dal Court. bach rwe quietly and asked if .pkrt, a 21-hmir first aid course, starting in September.! woman:,,.,, tnr. -u fctc : v, a " .'ljui.vii ll'i ail v . w u', j I As a fund raising project fori Mis Angersbach said every--the cadet treasury the cadets thing would be alright and fm-'will sponsor a dance. "One Last ally was able to put down the, Fling." on Aug. 26 in the Green1 phone. She then called for a Brook Rescue Squad Building. I staff doctor who said he'd come Senior members who are the! right down. corps' monitors are Erwin La When Miss Angersbach hung hey. Earl Totten. L. F. Pieshi irp the phone, she went back in- ar-d Chester Roshak. the Emergency Operatm Driver Jailed On 2 Conn Is In Plainfield Police Say Motorist Has No License; 'Cyclist Ticketed Dominick Delago, 20, of 129 Walnut St., was jailed yesterday when he was unable to put up $200 bail en charges of operat ing a car without a license and without the owner's permission. Delago was arrested in Le- land Ave. The ear was owned by Leonard Luczak of 219 E, Fifth St. R. J. Davis, 27, of 1221 W, Third St., a motorcyclist, was issued summonses for speeding and for disorderly conduct after he was halted in W. Front St. by Motorcycle Patrolman B. L. Dunekack. The disorderly charge was filed after Davis taunted Dune kack about his speed. Taken to police headquarters, he was re leased after he posted $50 bail. Two Men Jailed Two men, Laurence Hurling, 23, of 210 Johnston Ave. and Richard Lawa, 28, of 225 E. Fifth St., were jailed on drunk and disorderly charges. Police took Velma Alexander, 6, daughter of Mrs. Mary Alexander of 312 Lee PL, to Muhlenberg Hospital for treatment after she hurt her eye with a nail while playing on her front lawn. Paul Kavka of 501 Ritter Ave., South Plainfield, told police a canvas bag, containing $66 in change, was stolen from his car, parked in the municipal lot in E. Second St. Vytautas A. Liobis of 949 Kenyon Ave. said four collapsible lawn chairs were stolen from his backyard. A. W. Eld, owner of Eld Tire Store, 14 Washington St., said his store was entered during the night and that an adding machine was taken. Window Broken Mrs. Sara Worrell of 1327 S. Second St. said boys, uninvited to a party for her daughter, had thrown a brick through a window at the front of her home. Mrs. Margaret Segblock of 175 Brook Ave. was taken to Muhlenberg Hospital by the North Plainfield Rescue Squad after she was bitten by a dog. She was released after treatment. Case, Lord Clash, Disagree On Security, Port Authority I- e il, i f., vi J 4- , . X ,: ... ' . v.," -iTr' :. S .; .'V.S, . 5, i SENATE CANDIDATES MEET Senator Clifford P. Case (R-NJ.), left, and his Democratic opponent in November, Thorn Lord, right, greet each other at a dinner in Somerville of Sigma Delta Chi, professional journal- istic fraternity. Welcoming them is dinner chairman Edward G. Green, Courier-News suburban editor and vice president of the fraternity's New Jersey chapter. (Photo by Harvey Patterson Jr.) Open House Held By 6Y' Day Camp Seventy-five parents and friends of Camp Munger's 85 girl campers attended the final open house of the day camp season yesterday in the YWCA. The girls demonstrated a variety of talents for their guests including singing, tumbling, gymnastics and a water show. On display were handicrafts the girls had completed during this final session of the day camp. The campers took side trips to the Bronx Zoo. Hackle-bainey State Park, Trailside Museum, and had a cookout at Surprise Lake in the Watchung Reservation. A campers reunion is planned for Dec. 27. Amundsen Quits Boro Agency The expected resignation of Hubert W. Amundsen, director of the North Plainfield Redevelopment Agency, has been submitted to the agency's chairman, William F. Shaffer. In a letter dated yesterday, Amundsen, who announced his intention at Wednesday's meeting of the agency, reiterated he felt his usefulness to the borough was ended. The action is effective Aug. 31 "unless sooner relieved," the letter said. Explaining the resignation, Amundsen cited a "lack of cooperation from other municipal bodies having a vital function in the development of the Urban Renewal Program and insincerity on the part of the responsible body for initiating the project and then inducing its impotence by apathy and opposition. J-M Strike Talks Resume Monday Manville Bargaining on the Johns-Manville strike dispute is scheduled to resume Monday at 10 a.m. when union negotiators will present to company representatives their demands on the insurance issue. Since the last session broke up at 2 p.m. Thursday, union leaders have been consulting with lawyers and an insurance expert in order to draft language to settle the dispute, a union spokesman reported last night. He added that the next move would then be up to the company. I The question to be decided Rnnvl OTvc now is whether the insurance is- IXItll 1 VAY? sue shouid be set aside tQ pass T.-I TTt:f T? nrtunef onto other issues, or whether it lJilll JH(lll.Mshould be seUled first. Warren Township The Board, The spokesman said the union of Adjustment has announced took the position Thursday thai it would put aside the insurance question and negotiate the other Miss ile Gap,' Jctport Aired cwsmen J? AT I ill IV its approval of a variance appli cation by Carl L. and Phyllis J. Andreasen of Busy Bee Lane, made to the board on Aug. 9. Busy Bee Lane was deter- Somerville Senator Clifford P. Case (R-N.J.) and his Democratic opponent, Thorn Lord, agree, basically, on the major issues facing the nation today. But in many respects they disagree on how to reach the objectives. This was made apparent here last night in their first joint appearance of the Senate campaign. Both Case and Lord agreed that national defense and the security of the world were paramount considerations. Closely tied in with this, they agreed. is a sound American economy. Points of Disagreement But they disagreed on such things as: 1. The defense posture of the nation today. 2. Whether Congress has the power to investigate and perhaps to control actions of autonomous, state-created groups like the Port of New York Authority. 3. What to do about the worsening situation in Cuba. They covered a wide range of subjects at a dinner meeting in the Somerville Inn of the New Jersey Chapter of Sigma Delta Chi, professional journalistic fraternity. About 50 newsmen from throughout the state heard the candidates speak and then peppered Case and Lord with questions for more than an hour. Lord said the United States was about two years behind Russia in rocket development the so-called "missile gap." Because of this, the Trenton Democrat added, the country is suffering a "steadily increas- question to be decided; oss uof Pre!tij over50?" iiiai lias miiuficu t'uuns 10 siup the advance of communism. But Case, who is seeking his second term in the Senate, claimed this wasn't the case. The nation has, he declared "an invulnerable deterrent" to war. Regarding the Port of New York Authority, Case and Lord mined as "suitable" by the Authority members have said board meaning that although it U ton l3t fnr tho Irval nuu me governing body to act to save their Green Brook urban renewal project. Among the necessary items for rejuvenating the 12.3-acre area is adoption of a master plan. Is Convalescing Mrs. Louise A. Doty of 1459 E. Second St., who has been ill in Muhlenberg Hospital, is convalescing at the home of a tion first Meanwhile, the union negotiating committee in a release last township road system it is ac-;,v v Fisf.hAr nnFprfain he made in a letter to employes iccnoc TVlo rn m nin- Viae ... ' . ... ..cwj ...oUv.v.jagreed ine metropolitan area on settling the insurance ques- needed a jet airport Lord, who resigned his seat cessible by public vehicles, including fire equipment. The decision enables the An-dreasens to apply to the Planning Board for a subdivision Banquet Scheduled The annual Summer banquet of Miquin Lodge, Order of the Arrow of WTatchung Area Council. BSA, will be at 6:30 p.m., Aug. 27 at Camp Watchung, the previous day Fischer had expressed surprise that the union chose to on the Port Authority when he was tabbed for the Senate race, said its location should be determined only after careful study of all possible sites. Case agreed but with the stipulation that "I have a strong presumption against Morris strike when there was "every in-! County" for the jetport. dication that an amicable agree ment could have been reached while employes continued at work drawing their pay." The union release asked, And the candidates disagreed again over whether Congress had authority to investigate Port Authority procedures and to cite for contempt officials who cousin, Mrs. . r . t-orey oi wen uaraner. iteservauons can Washington Valley Rd., Sunset be made with David Thomson at Lake, Bridgewater. 'the camp. "Where was Mr. Fischer when have refused to bring authority the employes were at work draw-! records before the House com- Grumbling and Gripes Greet the News That Gas, Power Rates Are Headed Up ing their pay, even after theimittee conducting the probe. contract expired in an attempt to reach an agreement. The company's negotiating team stated a flat "No" to the issues then while the employes were work ing, and also "No" up to this; date." The committee release said! Lord said it was "not legal and proper" for the House to hold the Port Authority in contempt for refusing to bare its records. The authority is a "creature of the states," he said, not subject to conaressional control I Case, a lawyer like Lord, said To Room. I: felt cool with the air; J o Celt I) rate- .las conditioning and she told the- rv Csivjtnrp Piir'i o F T There was no enthusiasm for the Public Service rate increases permitted yesterday by the Public Utilities Commission, and there were a few serious grumblings registered by area residents contacted at random todav. dvx-tor of her conversation. of Gangi. Italy, brother of Jo-! The overhead surgical light jseph Puglisi of 122 Sumner; had been turned on and quickly Ave., will mark the 50th anni-i and efficiently patient's cuts versary of his ordination tomor- were sutured. The staff doctorjrow by celebrating the noon, ordered X-Rays of skull and Mass at St. Bernard's Church. I chest and the patient was re- At 2 p.m. he will he guest of! moved to an X Ray room. After, honor at a dinner at the Martins-! the pictures had been taken, he ville Inn. was placed on one of the hos-i Pita! . stretchers and taken backr-iniie Ii to the Emergency Operating - , - KlX)rn , First place winners of con- ' , . . . . tests this week at Green Brook Plasma was doing its job and part nlavrronnd wpt-p- nh the young man began to oome;hockev. Carol Hartwick and! out of shock. The doctor andixorman Jenkins; give awavi nurses taped the young man's! checker. Mane Ianniello and chest and strapped it tightly. He Gary Weidman swing contest, w then remov ed to one of the j Mane Ianniello, and merit point, wards. The overhead surgical iMonica Faltermeier, 275. "Anything is too high, and it's not in my nature to like it, but I suppose we have to pay it; we don't have any choice." This statement of Carlton G. Parker of 318 W. Seventh St. summarized the views of residents contacted most of whom were unaware of the proposed rate hikes. Parker thought the increases were "probably fair," but some persons contacted notably Joseph MacLean of 232 Belmont Ave. were more upset. "I'm retired," explained MacLean, "and jast about everything is too high for me these days. Of course I'm against the increases. It's all right for the people who are getting wage raises every time prices go up, but it sure puts me in a pinch." The approved $10,163,000 additional annual revenue will boost rates in both gas and electric services, while the temporary increase granted in February, 1959, raised only gas rates. Some persons contacted were particularly displeased about more hikes in gas rates. "Our electricity bills aren't too bad, so a slight increase won't affect us too much," said Mrs. Irving Schwartz of 4 Orchard Ave. "But those people with gas bills are already paying exorbitant bills, especially my sister," she added. E. K. Long of Washington Rock Rd. East, Green Brook, said'he quit using gas to heat his home several years ago, since the rates were so high. He said he was not too unhappy about the boosts in the electricity rates. "If anything," argued Alexander Grant of 12" Pineview Terr., "gas rates should be lower now. They are using more efficient, cheaper processes in getting their gas, and yet they raise the prices. And I'll keep on kicking about my electricity bill as well. I don't feel good about those increases at all." Mrs. George Wilde Jr. of 718 E. Seventh St. said, on the other hand, her gas bills were not too bad. "It's the lights! We use very few lights in the Summer only have the television on. and yet the electricity bill is terrible. These new boosts are going to hurt us plenty." Mrs. Kenneth R. Douglas of 1303 Park Ave. was the most lenient with the company. "I don't like to see it happen," she said, "but it stands to reason, with everything else going up and the company being forced to pay increased salaries, that we must suffer some new boosts." that a letter requesting insur- authont tQ conduct investi ance figures was requested three ,tions of such n autonomfus months ago, and again while lbodies and that he felt the Su-employes still were receiving ;preme CouH woud ruJe this .f Pay- it were to get the case. The figures finally received Turning to Cuba, Case said the other day referred not to;soiuti0n of the Red threat to the local plant but to all J-M j infiltrate the Western Hemi-plants in the nation, it was as-;sphere was a long-term problem, serted. one in which the United States The union charged that the j w ould have to work with Latin company negotiator had backed! American countries to help keep I away concerning a point on the, the hemisphere's nations inde- ' r , i I 1 1 A w issue oi oz-nour wee, aim naucuuciii. later returned to the same posi tion. Picket lines were far more sparsely manned last night than at any time during the 11-day-old strike. To Join Society Frederick Carl Fischman of; much on Lord claimed "we've waited too long to work in Latin America as we should have." The United States must place more reliance in the Organization of American States to help solve economic and social problems in the hemisphere. The United States, he added, has relied too unilateral action in 1100 Kenyon Ave. has been ap-jLatin America. proved for membership in the! Case denied this, however, and International society ot xax;said tne nation iiaa been co- Consultants, the organization announced today. operating to a great degree with Latin American countries.

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