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Thursday, April 25, 1963
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The Daily Home News THE RARITAN VALLEY'S LEADING NEWSPAPER MIDDLESEX COUNTY COMMUNITY NEWS NEW BRUNSWICK, N. J., THURSDAY AFTERNOON, APRIL 25, 1963. 19 "ST" TT Detailed Evaluation Report of Hoffman High Made Public South Amboy Advised to Build New High School! i b. By JOHN MURPHY SOUTH AMBOY The need for a new high school in this city to replace the present one was brought to light last night before the Board of Education by experts in the field of education, Made public and accepted for study by the board was a 50-page evaluation report on Hoffman High School from a visiting committee of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. Submitting the report, findings of which were based on the February inspection and tour of the school by the committee, was Dr. Thomas C. Robinson, president of Glassboro State College. Spell Out Advici The committee's advice that plans for an addition to the existing high school be dropped in favor of a new building was spelled out as follows: "We recommend that a study in depth be initiated as to the advisability of seeking a more adequate site and structure to meet the purposes of a modern secondary school, as opposed to the addition of a wing to the present building, which with each passing year becomes more unsatisfactory for the program housed therein." Also strongly urged was a new auditorium and an adjust ment in the teachers' salary schedule to bring it in competition with neighboring school districts. Teachers, however, were rebuked for bringing their problems directly to the board, rather than dealing through Supt. of Schools James Tustin. The lengthy report, read by Tustin and High School Principal Eugene Dobrzynski, covered every field of study offered in the school, its services, administration and faculty, and the physical plant. Cites Insufficiencies One by one, as the recommendations for improvement in most fields were read, did the committee state that instructional space, materials and teaching aids, storage and washroom facilities were insufficient. In some cases, safety was touched upon. Some instructional suggestions included: . The use of more modern instructional techniques, the addition of more curricular and extra-curricular clubs, the immediate removal of study halls from the library, fewer study hall periods. t ! More coordination between departments of instruction, the immediate removal of teachers not adequately certified, more faculty meetings, more art periods, more audio-visual aids. Additional instruction in music, more business education equipment, replacement of "outdated" home economics equipment, more reading, vocabulary, research, writing and penmanship in English classes. More oral participation in English and foreign languages, creation of separate room for mechanical drawing, five weekly mathematics periods instead of four, a mandatory two-year mathematics requirement for college preparatory students. More Modern Equipment More updated equipment, reference materials and facilities for biology classes, more outdoor physical education activities, including intramurals, institution of a home room period, wider use of bulletin boards, periodicals and newspapers, regular counseling of and study of school drop outs. Additional staff personnel was also strongly suggested by the committee, with the immediate hiring of a permanent school nurse, a full-time librarian and administrative secretarial help listed. However, the committee had many good things to say about the school. Course offerings got a generally good rating. Cited in almost every subject of study was the "enthusiasm of class and teacher," qualified and competent instruction, ex cellent student-teacher relationships, and small class sizes "highly conducive to effective instruction." . The board and school administration were commended for their close cooperation with civic bodies in the city, as were the teachers and students for their loyalty to the school. Noted as outstanding and modern were the laboratories for physics and chemistry and the gymnasium. Robinson closed the report on highly complimentary note, which read: "Our visiting committee could not help but be impressed by the genuine hospitality shown to us by the students, staff, administration, Board of Education and citizenry. "A multitude of courtesies were shown to us. and we are exceedingly appreciative. They could not have done more to make us feel at home. "We have left with a conviction that we have learned much, and that we have met and profited from a very fine group of people, who know and appreciate what good education means to a community." Upon concluding the report, Dobrzynski pointed out that in no way was this report meant to be construed as a ranking in comparison with other schools. Hoffman High's current enrollment is 356. I 1 Help Promote Sale Of Industrial Site MILLTOWN The Industrial! will compile maps, facts and sta- Commission is compiling informa-tistics to help promote the de-tion to help promote the sale andVelopment of the land. He said development of the boroughs largest industrial tract a 39-acre site fronting on the N. J. Turnpike. The acreage was purchased last year from the Mid-Somer Co. of New Brunswick, by Jackson Construction Co. of South Orange, industrial builders and promoters, Principal in Firm The commission members met with Jack Epstein, one of the principals in the company, Stanley Kimber. chairman, said Epstein told the members that the land has now been put up lor sale and that his company is pre pared to build to suit the specifications of any industrial prospects. Kimber said the commission "THREE SCOUTS ATTEND PARLEY METUCHEN - Ann Ribinsky. Connie Lechowitz and Darlene Gasprich, Senior Girl Scouts of the Metuchen Area Girl Scout Council, left today to attend the three-day Region II Senior Girl Scout Conference at the Henry Hudson Hotel in New York City. Region 11 Senior delegates will represent over 400,000 scouts and adults in New Jersey, New York and Puerto Rico. Special speaker for the openin; aession tonight will be the chief commissioner of the Ceylon Girl Guides. Mrs. Sita V. Rajasuriya. who is in the United States visit lug various Girl Scout Councils. Dr. James E. Russell, secretary of the National Educational Policies Commission, will be the keynote speaker Saturday. His topic will be "Growing Up in a Wider World." Guests for the Sunday banquet will be Kitty Carlisle and Mrs Irving Berlin, wife of the song writer. Both are on the board of directors of the Greater New York Girl Scout Council. The conference was planned to prepare the Seniors to take leader ship responsibility for promotin; th Girl Scout International Program as their contribution to building world friendship. the information on services and facilities will be available through the commission and also will be listed with the Middlesex Count Industrial Department and a number of industrial realtors in the metropolitan area, "Mr. Epstein has been very cooperative with us, said Kimber, "and this choice tract rep resents a wonderful opportunily for Milltown to attract select industry and valuable ratables." Kimber noted that the 39-acre turnpike site is the last large industrial tract left in Milltown" and it is probably the best one, too. As anxious as we are to convert the land to tax ratables, we want to be selective to assure , that development will result in quality industries for Milltown. Will Split Tract The industrial commissioner added that the Milltown acreage is consolidated with an 18-acre area extending into East Brunswick, "but this will not complicate our effort to develop the portion within the Milltown boun dary," Kimber said. He pointed out that Epstein will split the total acreage, if necessaiy, to cooperate with Milltown'g indus trial effort Kimber said the commission is awaiting engineering drawings of the tract and adjoining property. The commission is supplementing the maps and surveys with infor mation on water and sewer lines, other utilities and services, and general facts about the area Kimber added that Epstein has set a firm selling price per acre on the tract so that all inquiries can be answered immediately, He added that Epstein also has granted permission to the com mission to erect a Milltown promotional sign on his tract facing turnpike traffic, ARTISTS DISPLAY WORKS Ben Franklin School children show drawings which were win ners in three different age categories of "Draw Your Dad" contest at school. From left are Patricia Pastor, third to fourth grade category; Matthew Bulger, fourth to fifth grade; and Billy Benson, kindergarten to second grade. Bank to Show Unusual Coins EDISON -The First National Bank of Highland Park will have on display at its local office, Civil War tokens, fractional currency, shinplasters and other unusual coins from tomorrow to May 3. Some of the coins, such as those being displayed, caused great concern during the Civil War era when persons started hoarding the coins, anticipating a greater metallic value than cash face value. This display is through the cour tesy of the bank, the Union Coun ty Coin Club and the American Numismatic Association in connection with National Coin Week Tie coins may be viewed during banking hours and next Friday from 5-7 p.m. Begin Training Of Scout Leaders METUCHEN - Girl Scout lead ers are going back to school this spring. In the greatest training ef fort ever undertaken by their organization, the 278 troop lead ers in the Metuchen Area Girl Scou' Council will polish up their knowledge of Girl Scouting and learn some new ways of doing things. Purpose of the training is to prepare Girl Scout volunteers for a program change that will become effective in September. "We have known for some time." says Mrs. William CarUte, president of the Metuchen Area Council, "that new handbooks were being written for four Girl Scout age levels instead of the three we now have. Local leaders began their train ing yesterday at the Reformed Church and will continue these sessions on Tuesday and May 7 Sessions will be held from 7; 30 10:30 pm. in Metuchen High School on May 15, 22 and 29 and June S. In charge are Mrs. Ed ward Moran and Mrs. Richard Goddcn. Study Applications Of liiddcrs for City Garbage Contract , SOUTH AMBOY The City Council met in executive session last night to study bidders' applications for the awarding of the city's annual garbage disposal contract. Two of four applicants w ill be notified to submit bids for the estimated $60,000 item on May 21 at 8 p.m. The current contract expires in June. Submitting bids will be Peter Roselle and Sons Co. and Fere-day and Meyer Co.. Inc., of Elizabeth, all one firm, and Jersey Sanitation Co. of Lodi. Also discussed was paywnt of $4,017.15 for repairs to the Amboy Gardens and Mechanics-ville pumping stations. An emergency resolution of appropriation for this will be induced next month. TO ATTEND MEETING METUCHEN Mn. William Ca rbte president, and Mrs. II. Lun-dy Bloomfield, executive director of the Metuchen Area Council of Girl Scouts, will attend the Re-Sinn II Presidents' Meeting on May 1416 at Buck ILU Falls Pa. The delegates attending will rep resent over sno.tioo girl and adult members in Region II and coun cils in New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Is bnis. The meeting will be held to discuss trends in Girl Scout Ix.g and methods of financing coun cJ needs in the region. CONTRIBUTE $1,147 PISCATAWAY TOWNSHIP - Residents contributed $1,667.(7 to the March of Dimes, Mrs. Edward Huflman, township chairman, reported today. Mother marchers. directed by Mrs. Harold, collected $1.636 66 of the total Other contributions were: Clubs $10: industry. $20; counter coin Collectors, $153.51; and special advitics, $47.50. i VI ' 5 ' f , ) LAf'M EDISON VFW ELECTS SLATE EDISON Samuel D'Amico last night was elected commander of the Edison Memorial Post 3117. VFW. He replaces George Rcktcnwald who was elected to a three-year term as trustee. Other 1963 officers are James Chisholm, senior vice commander: Edward Lubowicki, junior vice commander; Charles End Jr., quartermaster: Charles Mor ris Jr. judge advocate; Edwin Ellison, chaplain; and Andrew DiGiovanni. post surgeon. Installation will be held May 4 at 8 p.m. in the post home on Woodbridge Avenue. The post will march on May 4 in Perth Amboy in the first Loyalty Day parade in Middlesex Coun ty. The event is sponsored by the 8th District of the VFW, and also will have marchers from the Father and Son Post 324. Amcr Ran Legion, and Clara Barton Post 435. American Legion. The three posts will mass colors and march with the Melrose Drum and Bugle Corps. DAmico announced the post and the auxiliary pla.-ed sixth in the state for community service. The post's community service record will be submitted in national competition. Post members voted a $10 donation to the Salvation Army. The post charter was drancd last night in memory of member Henry Szold, who was buried Monday at the Beverly National Cemetery. The post will meet next May 8 in the post home. Fluoridation Decision May Come in May EDISON A fluoridation program here may be as far away as the Board of Health's May meeting when a decision on whether to participate in an area program will be forthcoming. However, a decision to partici pate was forecast last night at the board meeting after Dr. A Peter Capparelll, township health officer, said that the N. J. Public Health Council "has made it com pulsory that local boards pro mote fluoridation." Comments on the statement by board members indicated that Edison was left with no alternative but to agree. Even though there may be no alternative, Cap-parclli said the council still feels that the "decision should be made by the local board." Dr. William Toth, board presi dent, said a definite statement it ill ka ry i A e nt th fct-iir mAnl. ! METUCHEN Miss Dorothy rv n r Yago. daughter of Jacob Yago m, anr!. ,n FH;nn of 25 Bounty St., has been award has indicated it will not piacd a continuum scliolarship of $200 fhinri.1 in th wator until the Evening Women s Club Receive 13 Bids For Installation Of Water Line MADISON TOWNSHIP -Thirteen bids - were received last night by the Municipal Utilities Authority for installation of a water line along Route 9 to connect the Garden State and Central Park Water Companies. A wide range of prices for the work was revealed in the bidding, ranging from $53,328.50 to $123,819. The low bidder was C. Dcllapietro and Co. of Hope-lawn. Still in the realm of bids, the authority voted to pre-qualify all bidders by examinaton on future jobs. In other action, the authority's attorneys were authorized to conduct negotiations with the Browntown Water Co. regarding the purchase of the firm by the authority. Receives Second Grant From Club Edison Adopts Ordinance Amending Traffic Regulations EDISON The Township Coun cil last night adopted an ordinance setting up new one-way and through streets, and restricting and prohibiting parking on other streets. The ordinance is expected to go into effect about July 1 subject to the approval of the State Motor Vehicle Department. The approval, however, is almost certain because the new ordinance amending the township traffic and parking ordinance incorporates suggested revisions by the the communities it serves have agreed to participate in the program, according to Caparelli. Residents here are also served by the township and Elizabeth-town Water Co. In other developments, Cappar-clli said that due to the 32 cases of measles reported in March, to finish her nurse's training at St Peter's General Hospital, New Brunswick. Miss Yago, a Metuchen High School graduate, received a scholarship from the club last year also. The club will also give a $100 scholarship to a June graduate APPOINTED - Councilman William C. Michael of Milltown has been appointed to the state Construction Safety Council by Co. Richard J. Hughes. Michael is vice president of the Service Electric Co. in Wood-bride. i n:u s.. i given for the first time in thelciPicnl wi" ta awl at com- tA..nin 1it n 4 A',rt mJ 111. IlLXIIlCIll IUH ll.Tllip iUI 09 flit Wl U, monthly inoculation clinics. Edison Low oh Totem Pole EDISON Edison is "low man on the totem pole" when it comes to saying what is to become of the Raritan Arsenal site. This was the Township Council's answer last night to spectator William Schadewald's question: "What has the council done so far to plan for the eventual development of about 3,000 acres of arsenal land scheduled to be vacated next year?" Schadewald claims much of the public is led to believe that the council is dragging its feet on the arsenal land and on plans for the 110 acres on the west side of Woodbridge Avenue, bought for $550,000 by the township last year. Council President Neil A. McDonald said that the council has repeatedly "gone on record" for selling the arsenal site and placing it on the tax rolls as soon as possible. "We certainly are not going to buy it," he added . He pointed out that the township must first wait to see what plans the federal, state, and county have for the tract, before "we can do anything." Plans for the site are thought to be set when suddenly another organization or agency, such as the Navy or National Guard ask for part of it, he added. Councilman Bernard Dwyer also pointed out that the tract, which is presently zoned for light and heavy industry, is subject to the township zoning code and therefore to township control of its development. Spectator Michael Germak, however, insisted that the council should be participating in arsenal disposal discussions since "it, as a body, will carry influence." Turning to the subject of the township's 110 acres, McDonald said the land has been for sale since its purchase, but that prospective buyers apparently are waiting to see how proposed construction of a turnpike exchange, adjacent to the property, will be aligned. Both Woodbridge and Perth Amboy are arguing over its alignment . In other discussion, William Godwin, director of the Public Works Department, told spectator James R. Sheldon that department plans this year call for installing permanent pavement and gutters on Meeker Street Sheldon over a period of months has objected to the township merely patching the holes in the street, which he claims doesn't last Committees Named By Civic Group PISCATAWAY TOWNSHIP - Committees were named by the board of directors and committee members of the New Market Civic Association last night as follows: Government, George Krieck, chairman, and Michael Rischio. Paul Carlton, William Kosty, William Sinclair and Robert Mu ni onsky. Membership. Wassel Sopchak, chairman, and Donald Dukinas, John Sharp, Ronald Knef and Fred Missel; ways and means, Robert Cooke, chairman: club newspaper, Mrs. Ralph Hartagli-one, chairman, and Mildred Szy-monowicz. Program. Paul Posten. chairman; publicity, John Brothy chairman; special committee, Edward Szesko, chairman, and Alan Christensen and George Krieck. Science Fair j Winners Listed EDISON Winners hi a science fair at St Francis School were announced today as follows: First prize, Bonnie Tomalin and ..oan Fitzpatrick: second, George Koszalka and Kathy Skudlarek; third. Edward Buchwald, Gertrude Mayer and Dorothy Sawyer. Fourth, Thomas Kenny: and fifth, Ernest Foley and Judy Van-derstar. Twelve students received honorable mention. They were Richard Schreibcr, Thomas Walker, Mark Szcnereta. Robert Cousins, Elaine Sienkiewicz, Michelle Peticolas, Linda Zanzalari, Nancy Horlach er. Linda Kaftanic. Kathy Glea son, Patricia Romano ski and Patricia Fontana. The awards will be presented by Brother Rodney at the May PTA meeting when the winning exhibits will be on display. on Township Talent Offers Jamboree PISCATAWAY TOWNSHIP -For the 14th consecutive year, the New Market Grange and the township Lions Club will present their Jumpin' Jiminity Jamboree at Piscataway Township High School tomorrow and Saturday. Curtain time will be 9:30 p.m. The program will feature a weorn style musical. Featured will be a rendition of the Can-Can by an all-male cast. A chorus of 50 vocalists will round out the program. The cast will consist of local talent, unflcr the direction of Paul Izzo. Tickets will be available at the door. Proceeds will go to a local scholarship fund and continuing projects to aid the blind. RENAME FEELEY SPOTSWOOD - The Spotswood Democratic Committee reorgan ized for years rjr.3-64 Monday night. All officers were reelected PRIZE WINNER MADISON TOWNSHIP - The Woman's Club of Laurence Har- They are: Chairman, Walter Fee- bor won the first prize for its. Icy; vice chairman, Mrs. Rachel press book in Class C Daily and Cantora: secretary, Mrs. Jean Weekly Papers at the Fifth Dis- Grclch, and treasurer. John Pie- t net Spring Conference of the dilnto, New Jersey State Federation of Other members of the commit- w omen s Clubs heir in Colts Neck, tec attending the meeting were Accenting the award frr thciMalthcw Costcllo, Melvin Dons, club was Mrs. Lawrcnca Holdcn, Mrs. Ann Fcclcy, Edward Roskos publicity chairman. land .Vis. Flora Cuadagno, I : 1 f l V fc - j fb I' : i $,W '-fx. v 1 f I 1 I Y' 1 F PREPARE FOR FUND DRIVE Editon Mayor Anthony Yelencslct, left, discusses kickoff plant tor annual fund drive of the three Edison Township first aid and rescue squads with three fund chairmen. They art Milton Entenberg of Editon Townthip Squad No. 1; Mrs. William Jogan of Mcnlo Park Squad No. 2; and Joteph Fojarty, right, of Clara Barton Squad No. 1. Member! of all three squads will begin houtt-to-houte drive Saturday and will continue throughout remainder of the month an all of May. p department to an earlier ordinance. The ordinance calls for matin Orange Street between Wood-bridge Avenue and Duclos Lane, and Oakland Avenue between Route 1 and Jefferson Boulevard both through streets. Stop signs w ould be nlaced on Hoover Avenue at 3rd A Garden Terrace at Violet Place; on Sharon Avenue at Violet Place; Raleigh Road at Winthrop Road; and on Colton Road at Winthrop Road. The ordinance also would male the following avenues one way: Marion Street, from Plainfield Road east to Oak Tree Road and Riverview Avenue, south from Woodbridge Avenue to Holmes Mreet. Parking would be prohibited on the north side of WoodhHricp Road from Parsonage Road to tne northwest corner of the Menlo Park Shopping Center, and on the south side from Parsonage Road, west for 440 feet. Also on the north side of Eastside Avenue from Route 1 to Macnolia Street? both sides of Woodbridge Avenue from School House Lane to Riverview Avenue, including all ramps: the north side of Wonri- bridge Avenue from the N. J. turnpike, west to Gurley Road; ana on the east side of Plainfield Avenu from Route 27 north to the Edison-Piscataway Township boundary. Restrict Parking Parking will be restricted from 7 to 9 a.m. and from 4 to ( n.m. on both sides of Amboy Avenue from Woodbridge Avenue to the Ldison Woodbridge Township boundary line. The council also set an 8 p.m. May S time and date for a public hearing on an ordinance providing for a full-time assessor, not more than two full-time assist ants and the necessary clerical help. This would eliminate the present three-member part time Board of Assessors. The ordinance resulted from a recommendation of a council committee to study tax assess ment consisting of William Ash-ton, Bernard Dwyer, and Frank Marcnitto. In a report to the council last nlcht the trio oointed out that the present setup is not adequate to handle the load brought on by the rapid growth of the township, especially in industry, and with the eventual develooment of the Raritan Arsenal and Camp Kilmer site. They stated that over the years there has been an increase from 9.000 to in assessed items. Refer Petition In other developments, the council: ' Referred to the Department of Recreation a petition containing sicnatures of 37 Rahwav Road residents opposed to a proposed playground for thicr ara. They gave no reason for objecting in the petition. Authorized necotiation of a sewerage agreement with the South Plainfield Sewerace Au thority for connecting a proposed Inman Avenue Nursing home into the authority's sewer system be ginning at Maple and Woodland Avenues. Authorized the rental purchase of a front-end loader from the North Jersey Equipment Co., Newark. Anoroved oroclamations mak ing May Senior Citizens, Mental Health, and First Aid Month. Announced that the townshin tax office, the division of licenses and permits, and the building inspector s on ice w m oe opened from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. on council meeting nights. During the meetings, the business administrator, department heads, township engineer and health officer will be oresent in their office or the building to answer questions. DISCUSSES PLASTICS PISCATAWAY TOWNSHIP - A talk on plastics was given at a joint meeting of the Franklin township Lions Clubs last night in the Arbor Inn. II. M. Quacken-bos, project scientist of Uuiori Carbide Plastics Co. research and development center, was the speaker. t

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