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Bridgewater, New Jersey
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Tuesday, September 5, 1967
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nrr GO SECOND SECTION Middlesex Neivs H Telephone 757-4000 PLAINFIELD, NEW JERSEY, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 1967 PAGE 21 Big Crowd Sees Labor Day Parade O 9 6 American He ritase9 Event Theme It's Been Said We hand folks over to God's mercy, and show none ourselves. George Eliot IMER-NEWS iJNJII TOSSING THE CABER Paul Bidwell of j longer than that of William Bausmith of Pennalsville, N.Y.,' makes a 37-foot toss of the caber in yesterday's Scottish Games in Scotch Plains. Although his toss was two feet South Plainfield, Bausmith's toss went straighter and made him the winner on points. (Photo by E. G. Mumm) Scots Have a Fling at Games In Scotch Plains - Where Else? By FRED CLAMPITT SCOTCH PLAINS The 32nd annual Scottish Games held yesterday in Recreation Park was a gala event sparkling with the finest in authentic Scottish regalia and marching musicians and attended by 3,200 persons. New champions were the order of the day in a program that saw Miss Lynn Erbrick of Cornswell, Pa., become the new junior world champion in professional dancing of the highland1 fling. ; Miss Erbrick, a senior in high school, has also won similar contests in Scotland.' Heading this division for males was Scotty Porter, the only male to enter the competitions. 'The 19-year-old Canadian made the trip from Verdun, near Montreal, to participate in the festivities. . Finishing third in this classification was Miss Mary Griffith of Trenton. Miss Griffith finished first in the sword dance, followed by Porter and Miss Erbrick. . Porter won the Shean Truib-hais for professionals with Miss Griffith and Miss Erbrick finishing second and third, respectively. . Pipe Contest Highlight of the all-day program was the pipe band contest, won . by the Kenmuir group of Adult School Offers Variety of Courses BERNARDSVILLE The Somerset, Hills Adult School lists 21 courses in the fall curriculum open to all Somerset area residents above the age' of 17. I ! ' ' Club Welcomes Morocco Girl Liberal arts courses include art, sculpture, creative writing, drama, great books, English for new Americans,, guitar and Spanish. , Practical subjects include auto driving, computer programming, landscaping, hair styling, wig care, investing, reading improvement, sewing, auto mechanics, typing and bridge. Two courses are being offered for the first time: Swimming and a seminar for parents of teen-agers titled "Bridging the Generation Gap." Registration will be held during a coffee hour at Bernards High School on Olcott Avenue Wednesday, Sept. 20, from 8 to 9 p.m. Anyone registering that evening or by mail before the 20th will receive a 10 per cent fee discount. Classes will be in session Wednesday evenings for 10 weeks, beginning Sept. 27. Brochures containing mail registration forms and more detailed information are available in stores and libraries in Bernards ville, Basking Ridge, Liberty Corner, Mendham, Bedmin-ster, Far Hills, and Peapack-Gladstone Recently elected to serve as officers of the Somerset Hills Adult School for the next two years are Mrs. Herbert W. Shaw Jr., president; Mrs! Wil-helm VonAulock, vice president; . Arthur Blumenschine, treasurer; Mrs. Schuyler Mott, corresponding secretary, and Mrs. William Ibsen, recording secretary. BRIDGEWATER Miss Nou- fissa Lahmal of Meknes, Morocco, was welcomed to the community by members of the Inter national Club of Bridgewater- Rantan High School-West at a recent tea given at the home of Mrs. Nicholas Demy, Foothill Road. Miss Lahmal will spend the coming year as the new American Field Service exchange student in the home of her local hostess, Miss Judith Bean of 215 Shepherd Ave., Bound Brook. Planners to Meet PASSAIC TOWNSHIP - The Planning Board will meet at 8 p.m. today in Town Hall. . Family Reunion Date Announced FAIRMOUNT The 51st an nual Philhower family reunion will be held Sept. 9 at the Metfo odist Church when Norman Wittwer of Oldwick, president of the Hunterdon County Histor ical Society, will speak on "The History of the Early Phil- howers." Registration will start at 10:30 a.m., with dinner at 1 p.m. Paymond P. Philhower of Mor-ristown is the group president; Mrs. Charles P. Conover of Gladstone, vice president; Miss Mary Robertson of Orange, secretary; Mrs. Clarence L. Smal- ley of Gladstone, treasurer; and Mrs. Harry De Bow of Summit, registrar. Rosarians to Meet BOUND BROOK -St. Mary's Rosary-Altar Society will meet at 2 p.m. Sunday at the school auditorium. Parlin, which will hold the William Nimmo trophy for one year. The Ulster Scottish unit of Philadelphia placed second and will hold the Malcolm S. Forbes trophy for a year. The Lovett Cameron aggregation from Kearny was third. Top awards for open piping went to Duncan MacCaskill of North Plainfield in the march and to J. G. Quigg for the strathspey and reel. Quigg's ad dress was not given. Dancing awards for the un- der-8 age group went to Susan Emann of Trenton for the high land fling, Donna Jeffers of Philadelphia for the sword dance and Maggie Ingils of Pennsylvania for the Shean Truibhais. Dance Winner Margaret Shakie of Delaware won all tnree awards tor tne highland fling, sword dance and Shean Truibhais in the under-11 age group. In the under-14 age classifica tion, Macfarlane sisters, Islay and Sheila, finished one-two m the highland fling with Heather Miller of North Arlington finish ing third. Islay Macfarlane also won top award for the sword dance in her , age group and also the Shean Truibhais. The Class B piping march was won Dy Kooert Mitcneii. Martin Ferrick was first in the strathspey and reel and W. T. Drennan won the award for the piob aireachd. The juvenile pip ing award was won by Donald Bell and Ernie Rookard was the winner in the side drums competition., In athletic events, William Bausmith of South Plainfield won on points over last year's champion, Paul Bidwell of Pennalsville, N.Y., in tossing the caber, although Bidwell tossed the 90-pound log farther. Bausmith's toss went 35 feet, two under , Bidwell's, but Bausmith tossed the 18-foot log straighter. Soccer Game Tne wnite Heather, soccer team from Elizabeth defeated the Ulster Club of Kearny and Russell E. Frame Jr. won the shot-putt diadem. -It was a colorful day with en tire families eating basket lunches under shade trees, youngsters and car keys getting lost and found. ' Grownups pranced around the area with balloons, women were dressed in shorts and skirts that belied their age, the fairskinned got sun burned and the participants roasted under their fancy but hot costumes. , Charles A." Powell, president of the Scottish Games of New Jersey Association, pronounced the day a big success. "mT r " "-v iSSSii': I .f SWA, f. t tl ,c'fe sat' V. vW'i 4i: BUS1NE5S '5 PROFESSIONAL W0MEN5 CLUB, p1 1 i n-fi-i in in iiii.iiii.ilillMi rrr-in nr ''I : PRIZE WINNER The Professional and Busi ness Women's Club float won first prize in the 4 tendance record. Festivities continued at the annual Bernards Township Kiwanis Club Fair. The event, held Saturday and yesterday, was highlighted by its first parade and an at- By MAGGIE CLAMPITT An azure blue sky, irregularly polka-dotted with small white fleecy clouds, the warmth of a late summer sun and balmy breezes combined yesterday to form the perfect setting for South Plainfield's annual Labor Day parade, the largest in its 10-year history. "Our American Heritage, the parade theme, was faithfully followed by the parade units. The stage was set for the tributes to patriotism by Dr. Stanley P. Godleski, master of ceremonies, who read the Preamble to the Constitution. The Under-21 Teen Club cap-Club was awarded the Public tured the Grand Marshal's trophy for the most beautiful float. The result of long hours of arduous work, the float was completely covered with white, blue and pink paper flowers. It depicted a river boat, "The Heritage" with moving water wheels and black smoke belching from its twin stacks. Teenage boys and girls in ante-bellum suits and gowns occupied the "boat deck" with the flowers in the girls' hats and parasols matching the general decor. The South Plainfield Lions Plaque Is Awarded To Parade Marshal Frank A. Diana Sr., honorary grand marshal of yesterday's 10th Annual South Plainfield Labor Day parade, was honored in a brief ceremony at the reviewing stand prior to the parade With a catch in his throat and a tear in his eye, he accepted a plaque, attesting to his years of service to the community. Diana has been a resident of the borough 48 years. In 1925 he was appointed to the Piscataway Township Board of Education and was appointed to the committee on the formation of the Borough of South Plainfield. He is the only living member of this committee. After the borough was formed in 1926, he was elected to the Board of Education and served as its first president. He also served six years on the Borough Council and formed the first Municipal Relief Committee in 1931. He organized the Sons of Italy Club, the first South Plain-field Republican Club and the E.B.O., (ex-borough officials). Diana joined the volunteer fire department in 1922, served as assistant chief and is now a life member of the New Jersey Fire men s Association, New Jersey Exempt Firemen s Association and the South Plainfield Exempt Firemen s Association of which he is now president. He organized the Lions Club in 1947 and served as its first president and has also served as zone chairman, deputy district governor and governor and was appointed by the International as International Counselor for the State of New Jersey. From 1942 to 1945 he served in the Coast Guard Reserve Temporary and completed 4,600 hours of active duty without pay. He has also served on the Community Fund, Cerebral Palsy, Heart Fund and was in strumental in 1342 in raising funds for the first ambulance South Plainfield for the in Civilian Defense. The vehicle was later turned over to the Res cue Squad In 1951 he was appointed chairman of the 25th Anniversary committee by Mayor Peter Kaymowics and in 1952 Gover nor Driscoll named him to the N. J. Industrial Safety Commit tee. He was co-chairman of the group Diana is chairman of the South Plainfield Fire Department's Building Committee. Former Mayor Backs Aspirant PASSAIC TOWNSHIP LeRoy H. Mattson, Republican candidate for the General Assembly, District 10-A, Morris County, has received the endorsement of Armando Rossi, township tax collector and former mayor. Rossi said he was impressed with the "soundness of Mattson's platform and qualifications." Mattson, a former magistrate here, recommends a careful study of the state sales tax to see if the money is going to the places designated in the original plan. He also said that he want ed to make sure District 10-A got its share of sales tax monies, and that surplus monies were to aid local police budgets. On other issues, Mattson said that he would recommend a vocational school for Morris County, that he was against a sales tax increase, and that he proposed more property tax relief for senior citizens. Oak Street School until late last night. (Photo by E. G. Mumm) Belle Mead Man Marks 85th Year BELLE MEAD A. B. Con- over of Line Road observed his 85th birthday yesterday at a picnic at his home. A resident and farmer in this area all of his life, he is a member of the Harlingen Reformed Church. He has served on the consistory. He has two daugh ters, Mrs. Ellsworth D. Veghte, with whom he resides, and Mrs. Louis Labaw of Neshanic. Swimmers GetTrophies In Edison EDISON Members of the Woodside Swim Club team were feted at a party Friday at the club in North Edison. Top scorers for the girls and boys in various age groups were presented trophies by Miss Kate Sutherland and Stephen Behr-ens, the coaches. They were: Eight years and under, Jana Fugate, Carl Hewitt and George Larson (tie); 9-10 years, Melissa Tomalin and Timothy Ledwick; 11-12 years, Susan Gottlieb and Gus Larson; 13-14 years, Wendy Gold and Daniel Gilman; 15-17 years, Jody Furgate and Lane Gibson. Jody Fugate also was cited as the most valuable girl swimmer and Gus Larson as the most valuable boy swimmer. Clock plaques were presented to the coaches by the co-captains, Miss Bonnie Tomalin and Donald Fallon. Mrs. Burr Gib son of Metuchen, team mother, received a swimmer charm from the team and a plaque from Miss Sutherland and Behrens in appreciation of her assistance. A "Most Spirited Members" plaque was awarded to Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Appell. The team's season record in the Raritan Valley Swimming and Diving Conference was five wins and two losses, with approximately 60 boys and girls participating. First place win ners in the Raritan Valley Con terence championships were Miss Gottlieb, diving; Fallon breast stroke, and Gus Larson, free-style and breast stroke. On Sunday, Carrie Ledwick, 7-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ledwick of 16 Harding Ave., was selected as "Jun ior Miss Woodside" at the club. She is a second grade student in St. Francis School, Metuchen. uarne was presented with a plaque by last year's title win ner, Karen Millroy, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Millroy of 12 Peru St. Celebration Committee trophy for the most patriotic float and marching unit. Their float, also resplendent with flowers, elaborated on Our American Heritage theme with "My Country, may she always be right, but my country, right or wrong." Second place for the most patriotic float went to the South Plainfield Rotary Club which depicted early American settlers bartering with the Indians. Third place went to the Sub urban Women's Club for their Spirit of '76 and Spirit of '67 The former was a tableau of the famed Revolutionary War pic ture and in the latter, club members were dressed in the uniforms of today's Armed Serv ices. ' The Italian-American Club was fourth in this category. This float, "Let Freedom Ring," carried a life-size replica of the Liberty Bell in bronze flowers. Betsy Ross fashioning the first flag won an award for the South Plainfield Business and Profes sional Women's Club as the most original float. Best Marchers The Judge's Trophy for the best all-round marching unit went to the Polish National Home. The honors for the best civic marching unit went to Me morial VFW Post 6763 of South Plainfield. The South Plainfield Volunteer Fire Department received the councils trophy for the best municipal group. The Vamps also brought an impressive array of firefighting equipment to the parade. The mayor's trophy for the best youth float was awarded to the South Plainfield High School Emeralds who recently represented the municipality at Expo 67. The voung ladies' singing group rode in a green flower-covered float, arranged to resemble a choir loft. A birthday cake, July 4, 1776, on a red, white and blue float, entered by the South Plainfield High School Eagles was the judge's choice for the most patriotic youth float. Manned by pom pom girls and a diminu tive quarterback, the group dis played placards of the 13 origi nal states. The Girl Scout Pack of Plain- field was adjudged the best girls' marching unit and the South Plainfield Junior baseball teams, the best boys' marching unit. . Special awards went to Boy Scout Troop 38 for its "Don't Monkey with America" float and to the Tomahawks of VFW Post 5478 of Dunellen. The twirl- ers of the latter unit featured an extraordinary display of dexterity with flaming batons. Presents Trophies The trophies were presented at Borough Park by Mayor Harry J. Gaynor. George Page was parade mar shal and committee chairman. He and his committee arrived at the reviewing stand riding in a special seven-car train supplied by the Schaefer Brewing Co. Other dignitaries at the event included Rep. Edward J. Pat ten, D-N.J.; Assembly Joseph C. Doren, D-Middlesex; Councilmeri Dale Flakne, Charles Haus, An thony Mickiewicz, William Pren- dergrast, Joseph Mullaney and Henry Tellone. Judges were Bernard Koziel, principal of Roosevelt School; William Sloan, retired police captain; Miss Eleanor Brodzik, borough treasurer; Mrs. Barbara Wicklund and Mrs. Patricia F. Lauber, co-publishers of the South Plainfield Suburban Review. Adding to the zest of the event but not participating in the awards were 10 bands. These included the Fort Dix Army Band, South Plainfield High School Band, Sacred Heart Crusaders of Manville, Payne's Junior String Band of Philadelphia, 84th Piper Band, U.S. 730th Air Force, McGuire Air Base; Dunellen BPO Elks Band, Silver Lancers Drum and Bugle Corps of Middlesex, Minute Men Colonial Fife and Drum Corps of Old Bridge, and the Little Falls Cadets Band. If. , . -,...,,,....,..,.v.-o,.-.v,.. - v- a r ' . Group Plans Fall Sessions HIGH BRIDGE A planning program for fall meetings by the High Bridge Methodist Church Youth Fellowship was held triday night at the church. James Lubach will be the group's adviser for this year. The theme for Sunday night meetings in September will be "The Christian in the World." The first program Sunday at 7 p.m. will feature the film, "Hipster, Deliquent, Square," a pro gram produced by CBS-TV for its "Look Up and Live" series. Fifteen youths attended the youth institute in August and Nancy Conover, Scott Farley and Lynn Lowney attended the summer youth conference at Ced Crest College, Allentown, Pa. CROWD PLEASER The elaborate float of the Under 21 Club took top honors in yesterday's Labor Day parade in South Plainfield. Covered with paper flowers, the float, made completely by club members, depicted a paddle-wheel steamer, with movable wheels and smoke billowing from two stacks. It was judged the most beautiful float and awarded the Grand Marshal's trophy; (Photo by Eric G. Mumm) t iml Bill . .'&rM'J:-ks : C -w .w Ot - . - .-jJ. TROPHY WINNER The Emeralds, a girls' singing group of South Plainfield High School, was awarded the mayor's trophy for the best youth float in yesterday's Labor Day parade. The message on the float, worked out in crepe paper flowers, thanked the people for raising the money to send them to Expo 67 last May. (Photo by Eric G. Mumm) Watclimig Regional Awards Non-District Bus Contracts VanHoItenPTA To Host School Staff BRIDGEWATER The Van Holten PTA will honor its faculty, administrators, office and custodial staffs, at a luncheon at noon tomorrow in the school cafeteria. The theme will be "Teachers Help Build Good Citizens." Mrs. John Dely and Mrs. Stan ley Warshaw are co-chairmen. Mrs. Merle McCoy is president of the association. The executive board will provide the food. WARREN The Watchung Hills Regional, High School Board of Education has awarded 14 school bus contracts for students attending non-district public or pa rochial schools at a cost of $84,134.22. Dr. Frank Oldham, superin tendent of schools, said the contracts issued at a special meeting Saturday represented a saving of $13,664 over contracts re jected in July. He estimated the average cost of busing each student out of the area at $418 a year. Previous bids had placed the cost at $515 per pupil. The regional district will join other school districts in the state that will test the legality of the recently passed state law requiring such busing' under the backing of the American Civil Liberties Union. Some Use Trains Not included in the contracts is $749 for railroad fare for four students to Oratory School, Summit; $100 for one to Holy Trinity, Westfield; and $903 for five students to Seton Hall Preparatory School, South Orange. The board also estimates it will take between $2,500 and $3,000 from its budget to transport 15, students to Somerset County Vocational Technical High School, Somer-ville. One of the contracts awarded was to Mrs. Alice Allspach to transport a single pupil who is handicapped to Briarwood School, Florham Park, for $2,664. Other contracts went to: Nicholas Mazzocchi, eight students to Kent Place School, Summit, $5,-714; Robert Kent, eight students to Delbarton School, Morristown, and Bayley-Ellard School, Madison, $7,260; Brummer's - Taxi, nine students to Pingry School, Hillside, Vail Deane School, Elizabeth, Roselle Catholic School, $8,910; and George Dealaman, 17 pupils to St. Vincent de Paul School, Stirling, and Oratory School, Summit (via railroad), $5,300. Other Contracts Also, Mazzocchi, 22 students to Gill School, Bernardsville, $5,473; Edmund J. Nagle, six pupils to Morristown School, Morristown, Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child, Summit, $4,800; Joseph W. Blum, eight students to St. Joseph's High School, Metuchen, Somerset Hills School, Warren," $5,796; William Woldin, 11 pupils to St. Joseph's School, Bound Brook, Alma White Elementary and Preparatory, Zarephath, Rutgers Preparatory School, Franklin Township, and St Peter's High School, New Brunswick, $6,963. And, Edward L. Meister, five pupils to Far Brooks School, Short Hills, and Short Hills Country Day School, $1,914; Deala-. man, 27 students to Mt. St. John's Academy, Peapack-Gladstone, and St. Bernard's School, Mend-ham Township, $1,914; Dealaman, 13 students to Mt. St. Mary's Academy, Watchung, $6,-760; Dealaman, 12 pupils to Plainfield Hebrew Day School, St. Bernard's School, Plainfield, and St. Joseph's School, North Plainfield, $6,280; and Dealaman 30 students to Hartridge School, Plainfield, Wardlaw Country Day School, Plainfield, and Holy Trinity High School, Westfield (via railroad), $8,960.

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