The Daily Register from Red Bank, New Jersey on July 25, 1969 · 13
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The Daily Register from Red Bank, New Jersey · 13

Red Bank, New Jersey
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Friday, July 25, 1969
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Tells TVs Role in Aoollo' Shot THE DAILY I RED BANK, N. J., FRIDAY, JULY 25, 1969 -13 hys a uA x y y, fi J f ' ' I', V ' LJ Yan B. Fox By LONIA EFTIIYVOULOU NEW SHREWSBURY -The Apollo 11 astronauts are safely home. 1 Throughout the world, millions of people watched the -epic on their television screens. How many realize the tremendous role television has played In the development of ' space travel in general and the Apollo mission jn particular? asked. Van B. Fox of 41 Brightview Mr. Fox, director - produc-er for radio, television and cinema productions for Sterling Products International, Inc., of New York, has l)een very close to the 'space pro-gram. Four years ago he was with the space and information systems division of-.North American Aviation in California, directing training, films for the Apollo project. ' When NASA, assigned North American the task of taking the three astronauts to the moon, and then returning them safely home, he sai, more hazardous the test, th more important the rol " TV .became. Engineers could look the very heart of workii3 space engines, with temperaj tures ' of thousands degrees, and see whatwas happening. TV was ble in long duration tests. They could watch continually it created a challenge un- paralleled in human history Monumental problems were created for manage-, ment, manufacturing; engi- neering; training of thousands in a fast expanding industry; compilation and analysis of mountains of data and figures; quality control and testing; and the dissemination of information, he said. Closed circuit television was brought in as another tool in the vast system of technology. fTV was found invaluable in surveillance sys- terns, Mr . Fox said, re- mote controlled cameras '. could zero in for close-up - views of hazardous tests. The and record every facet. This . record was permanent and ( ' readily available for replay at any giveft mbment. -In the management fields, Mr. Fox added, the Apollo test and Operations groups conducted extensive 'briefing and report sessions via TV, reaching all who needed to know. Personnel at White Sands, Tulsa and . many other locations could. participate viaV. Two-way audio systems ' made it possible for all these , people to ask questions directly, during these ses sions, and also feed back additional information and data. Through his long career, Mr. Fox has been an actor, musician, radio announcer, engineer, radio, stage, television and film director, a writer and a producer. I guess Ive been lucky, he said, because throughout my life I have always set goals for myself. I knew always what I wanted to be and what I wanted to do. Young people today, do not set such goals for themselves. This is what I really am a .director. Highest point of satisfaction in his career, he said, was directing - Wide, Wide, World for NBC which .won the Peabody Award, 'and which ran for four years. He has directed films in far flung places such as Argentina, Portugal and Spain, Japan, the Philippines and many others. What I like about my job, he said, is the chance it gives me to work all over the world, and bring back mementos of my contacts.' The Fox home,' shared by his wife, the former Bettie Harris .of St. Louis, Missouri, and the couples two children, Diane aged 15 and Russell" aged 13, is full of these mementos original paintings, metal objects dart, auto- graphed photographs,' and . , countless other items; : As director producer- for Sterling, he said,' he travels to foreign countries to give' critiques on their advertising films and work, in conjunc- tion with the New York" office and local advertising people, in improving quality. Strive to Reflect We always strive to" re- -fleet their' way of life, he said.. In. every country we work in we try their point of view, rather than try to impose the American advertising. We just use American , knowhow behind the '-effort. I find that American ad- , vertising is still the best. The Australians' are very close to us while the Japanese advertising industry is coming up fast. Except for - England, Europe seems to be behind in marketing tech- niques, although their technique is excellent. . 1 A son of a mother who was a newspaper editor and a' salesman, father, Mr". Fox . has been interested in acting . and the performing arts from early childhood. His parents .-started the first play-reading group in their hometown. Speaking of his varied ex1 ' periences; he said, In my work you have to put up with all sorts of problems and Controversial Matawan Twp, find solutions fast. In a recent assignment in the Philippines, I have had to cope with a typhoon and an earth- - tfuake during the same film-rftig. To make matters worse, a .leading actor walked out on me. You have to learn to take things iik your stride. With a list of credits which includes some 25 television programs, about half a dozen films, more thfan 12 theater productions, countless commercials and many industry awards, Mr. Fox maintains that the end result is always what counts the most. The most fun thing he has ever done, he said, was - a script he wrote for NBC on Santas take off from the North Pole, recreating the event with the most famous newsmen of the time 1948 on radio.. , What I would like to do now, he said, would be to put Santa into space. He is after all very modern now-days. I would like to use the traditional rockets and' ail thatA and then perhaps) have him saved by his reindeer. . "Although television has ,;..made huge advances in 'in ' " diis'try and in the entertain-nment field, where it started, Mr. Fox believes that- its fu-f tore ' and the greatest challenges -lie in the educational field. By NANCY J. KUBINSKI MATAWAN TOWNSHIP -'Failure to take instruction has . c, i cited by Township ' Manager George E. Smith as one of his reasons for dismissing Joseph B, Rifkin as township building inspector . ' effective today. Mr. Rifkin was appointed inspector in January after a two-year battle with then Township Manager William J. Schuchart. The manager had many-. tamed the job was his to fjH but the state Civil Service Commission ruled that the position was classified and therefore fell under its jurisdiction. Mr. Rifkin was the only person to take the state examination and was, in Mr. Schucharts words, appointed as an acquiescence to the edict of the Department of Civil Service, but in no way does it mean "we are acquiescing to the philosophy of . the ruling. - Letter of Code The inspector, who prides himself on sticking to the letter of the building code,' ap- gained for the township, him, or myself. Asked if the council had commented on his move, Mr. Smith, replied, The council is aware that I was consider ing the action, but under our Faulkher form of government, it is technically illegal for the council to interfere. The manager said he has discussed the situation at length with the state commission and is convinced there is no question of removing --McRifkins name from the eligible list. -He may take the test again and be - reinstated, Smith explained. ' Mr. Rifkin came under fire in early' May as residents complained he was enforcing, an ambiguous swimming pool ordinance. The inspector demanded that all pools more than two feet in depth be fenced. .. Homeowners argued that the ordinance ; exempted all pools with sides of more than four feet. The Township Council eventually stepped in and ruled that the inspector was justified in enforcing the code for safetys sake. Bank Branches Win Approval THE MATAWAN MALL Site preparation has 'begun for Matawan Mall, shown in rendering above, which is rising on a 16-acre tract on Rt. 34 at Lloyd Road, Matawan Township. The J, I. Kislak Organization, leasing broker, reports that 83 per cent of the center's projected 160,(100 square feet of store space has been leaded. Major tenants include a W. T. Grant department store, a Stop & Shop supermarket, Medi-Mart drug store and a unit of the 'Buxton's Country Shops restaurant chains Builder is Wyncrest Development Corp. headed by Joseph Stenger, of Colts Neck. Architects are Glucksman and Guzzo. Completion of the $1.5 million retail hub ter ot me ounumg is scheduleJ for spring, 1970. parently has been dismissed7 r - -of that Very at- because tribute. Mr. Rifkins public rela-' tions image has been any-' thing but good, Mr. Smith charged, adding that he prefers not to discuss his reasons fbr dismissing the inspector. The dismissal hqd originally been issued for July 11, the manager explained, but Mr. Rifkin retained .an attorney and the three met as late as Tuesday of this week. However, Laurence Heck-er, Keyport attorney representing Mr.. Rifkin, said he has not received any dismissal notice from the manager, Mr. Rifkin, apparently on va Teen Outreach Wins Support EATONTOWN The Youth Conservation Committee of the Eatontown Womens Club has turned over a check of $4,200 to Teen Outreach, Irng Branch, representing the receipts of the cluhs recent performance? of The Student Prince. The dift is the result of months! labor on the part of the women, the cast of the hit. show, as well as many cation, was unavailable for . volunteer workers, and the comment last night. In a interview last week, the inspector claimed the dismissal was the result of vicious gossip Mr Rifkinhas recourse to an appeal toxhe Civil Service Commission, returned down, he may take thvmatter to court, maintaining unfair practices on no due process. Another hltemative is to retake the eventual civil service examination. - The township must select one of the three highest scorers on the test. - money is the largest single donation received by Monmouth Countys center for troubled youth. The money came as if in answer to prayer says Rev. Alan Brett, - director of Teen Outreach. He commented, We were down to $4.92 in the bank-and had just taken in four kids who were in pretty bad trouble, when the ladies advised us the money was ready. Teen Outreach, supported by the public and a growing number of the Shores of love and understanding. At present, there are W occupants of Teen Outreach who "had been in serious trouble vith problems ranging from heroin addiction to alcoholism., There are at least four other troubled young boys waiting to be admitted but, at the moment, the old, brown-shingled house on Broadway in Long Branch is filled. , The Rev. Mr. Brett stresses the need for a larger place, -'perhaps in the country, where we can take care of 20 to 30 boys and where we" can give them vocational training. This only takes care of the young men. The girls who get in touch with us are truly in bad shape. There' is no place for them to go except Teen Challenges center in New York state, and that is filled. We can only pray that all young people who are ' in distress and seek help will soon have a hoine where they can have an opportunity to make a fresh start. Young people come to Teen Outreach through their clergy, through , welfare, police, and probation officials, and through the teenage grapevine fed no doubt by Teen Outreachs coffee house in Leonardo, and frequent appearances in churches, high schools, and before civic organizations by the Rev. Mr. Brett, who is often accompanied by one or more graduates of Teen Outreach youths who are eager to tell of their new life. Despite the present crowded condition and the waiting list at Teen ' Outreach, the Rev. Mr. Brett stresses the availability of himself, his wife, and the staff for counseling with youngsters and their parents. Were in the phone book, he stated, and dont get discouraged ;if theres .a busy signal.' We have calls from all over the county from people who are in trouble. TRENTON (AP)' - State Banking Commissioner Horace A. Bryant Jf. yesterday approved 10 applications for branch banks, six of which cross county lines under the new law that allows.branch banking outside home counties. One is in Monmouth County. Three of the branch ap-, provals were granted to the Union County Savings Bank of Elizabeth. Two of its. new branches will be within its home county in Clark and Berkeley Heights Townships, but the third is planned for Ocean Township, Monmouth. County. Bryant also approved two applications by the Franklin State Bank of Franklin Township, Somerset County. -One will be in Bound Brook, but the other will be in Highland Park, in Middlesex County. Bryant also approved these branenes: The Trenton Trust Company, Mercer County, for a branch within the county at Lawrence Township. The Tradesmens Bank -and Trust Company of Vine-land, Cumberland County, for a juanch at Hammonton, Atlantic County. The Camden Trust Company, Camden County, for a branch at West Deptford, Gloucester County. The Broadway Bank and Trust Company, Paterson, . Passaic County, for. a branch at Midland Park,. Bergen County. The Plainfield Savings Bank, Union County, for a-Bank in Middlesex, Middlesex County. The new law under which, the charters were granted allows banking outside county - lines within a banking dis-'trict. There are three dis--tricts within the state, covering North, Central and South Jersey. t J Long Branch Decision Seen Coming Thursday FREEHOLD The Mon- . J. -Camassa,' city clerk.- The inspectors office, churches and organizations closed this week, will, reopen like the Eatontown Womens Monday with Deputy Inspector Charles Wynn assuming the duties, Mr. Smith an- nounced. I have to determine what is best for this township, re-. gardless of Mr. Rifkins or my feelings, Mr. Smith said. I considered keeping him on, but nothing would be Gub, is housed in the former manse of the Reformed Church at 646 Broadway, Long . Branch. It is a place where a young person with deep problems or in a desperate situation can find help, a place to stav and a chance to be put on the right track in an atmosphere Continue Probe In Mans Death HOWELL - State police here are continuing their investigation of the fatal shooting of Alton Lee Hughes, 27, of Newark whose body was discovered early Tuesday morning off Randolph Road. Police reported yesterday there were no new leads in the case. The body of Hughes was discovered about 25 feet off Randolph Road, by a passing motorist. Hughes had been shot twice in the head by a .38 caliber pistol, said police. They also said that the victim had apparently been shot at' the spot where the body was found. Hughes had been awaiting Union County Grand Jury'ac-tion on charges of breaking, entry and larceny in a home in Mountainside in June, Mountainside police reported. He had a record of several convictions on similar charges in Bergen and Essex counties. CLUB GIFT Working up enthusiasm in a game are Hector Cruz, 16, and 6a-tontown Mayor Herbert Werner at the Long Branch home of the Rev. Allen Brett, right, who is in charge of Teen Outreach, after presentation of a $4,200 gift to the facility by Mrs. Theodore Evert, president of the Eatontown Community Womans Club. Proceeds are from the club's community production in May of The Student Prince," which was headed by Mrs. Donald Kaufman, chairman, of the dub's youth conservation department, and directed by Sgt. Marvin Andrew Eg-gers of Ft. Monmouth. (Register Staff Photo) mouth County. Grand. Jury is expected tof' disclose its determination' Thursday concerning the nine recommendations made to Long .Branch by ah earlier grand jury panel. , ; - .Prosecutor Vincent P. Keu-per said . yesterday that .the panel- may reveal its " decision Thursday. . The. grand jury had heard testimony June 26 from Long . Branch Mayor. Paul Nastasia Jr, Police Chief Joseph- D. Purcell Jr., Councilman Hen-ry R1. Cioffi and Miss Sanita Main Street Bustles In Outdoor Sale FREEHOLD Main Street bustled ' yesterday . at the opening of the annual outdoor sale. People strolled up and down the street in a -festive, flea-market mood, examining the " bargains displayed on side--walk tables. TWenty-fiye stores participated.. - All -the merchants have fantastic bargains, both inside and outside. Theyre all doing nicely,. Edward Blum-enthal, president of the Downtown Merchants Association, said yesterday. The sale, which . was organized by the association, will continue through Saturday, Mr. Blumenthal said. The jury is reviewing.rec- I Mafia Set To Fight Grime Unit , NEWARK (AP) - Reputed Mafia leaders have decided to carry their fight to block the State Investigation Commissions organized crime inquiry as far as the U.S. Supreme Court.. The first step designed to pave the way for an appeal to the high court will be Tuesday when lawyers for, Joseph Bayonne Joe Zicarelli and Angelo Gyp DeCarto appear before Federal Court Jiidge James Coolahan asking him to restrain the commission irom ., further questioning of the witnesses.. 4 A federal appeals judge" in Philadelphia refused Tuesday to convene a three - judge panel at Coolahans request to hear constitutional challenges to the commissions authority to grant witnesses immunity from prosecution ' to compel them to testify. ' Legal Move Seen - The new appeal to Coolahan was understood to be as a legal move aimed at complying with procedure on court appeals to get the case before a higher court. If Coolahan rejects the new appeal, the lawyers will appeal to the U.S. Circuit Court in Philadelphia where three judges would rule. And if -.Turned down there they wilt take their case to the high ' court in Washington.' ' William F. Hyland, chairman of the State Investiga-. tion Commission, has said he expected more court challenges to the commissions legality. U.S." Circuit Court Judge William- Hastie of Philadel-- phia, .in refusing to convener three-judge federal panel to decide-the constitutional ques; -ommendations made by. the tion, contended that other 1967. grand jury which - had '"states with similar investiga-suggested nine items for- the tory agencies were upheld by city. - ,,. the courts. .- - 'jf r i - . " ' . i HELPING HAND Miss Judy Brown, 20, of Neptune left, left, queen, of the 1969 National Sweepstakes Regatta, accepts check from Mrs. George Dion, assistant store manager of Steinbachs, Red Bank, to help support the water event which will be staged for the 30th time tomorrow and Saturday on the Nave-sink River. The support of individuals and businesses in the area makes the regatta possibe. See story in sports section. (Register Staff Photo)

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