The Herald-News from Passaic, New Jersey on June 9, 1972 · 7
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Passaic, New Jersey
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Friday, June 9, 1972
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COUNTY FDITION Ai f - t ... .. .... mm mar I -i mr Tht Herald-News, Friday, June 9, 1972 ; 1 Want to draw funny looks? Ask where the fertilizer's being stored 7 Assignment Fertilizer! ' ; Don't laugh, Bunky. I take my Job seriously, So, when I got a call that the Passaic County Golf Course was ordering fertilizer, to be delivered in bags, but that the malodorous merchandise was actually being received in bulk, I slipped " Into my Sherlock Holmes cap, , loaded my Meerschaum pipe with soapy water and was on my way In my eagerness, I hadn't prepared a plan of attack. As my trusty (7) car wheeled its way into Wayne, I asked myself, "Now, where would I store fertilizer?" , "Of course," replied that inner voice in my ear, "In a barn." Naturally, it follows that I passed the barn and drove directly to the clubhouse parking lot. There wasn't any fertilizer there, but there was a pothole big enough to dump an entire herd of buffalo. When I was a kid, they told me that if I dug a hole straight down through the center of the earth, I would reach China, but I wasn't looking for Peking that day. I was looking for fertilizer. Of all times to have a cold in my nose, I thouRht. If It weren't for my mistimed malady, I could let my nose lead the way! In order to preserve my manure mystery, I did not report in at the clubhouse. Instead, I approached a golfer who was getting his gear out of his trunk and asked him where the fertilizer was kept. He looked around to see if I were unattended and very solicitously asked why I wanted to know. ' I GAVE HIM a vague answer, to throw " him off the scent, and he, in turn, asked me if I knew there were many varieties of fertilizer and what specific type was I looking for and maybe I had mistaken the golf course for a nursery or maybe a sanatorium? I mumbled something I hoped he wouldn't understand and escaped to my car. So, it was back to the barn. Mustering whatever bravado 1 had left after my cn- lizef "at the county golf course. An irate citizen had asked why the county pur-' chased the' stuff and Joe was explaining that the course greens required the treat-ment and added, "Why, I put manure qn my strawberries I ' rSome character in the audience asked, "Why don't you uke sugar and cream, like everybody else?" nowhere to go. Some of them don't want to leave with their parents." During the shelter investigative hear, ings, an employe told of an Infant who was brought in on Christmas Eve. Police had found the baby left unattended. It had had no diaper change in three days, but the police ordered that the baby be released to the mother when she claimed the child. A resolution to appoint the consulting firm of C. B. Lilly, Inc., of East Orange to conduct an insurance survey for the county consistently has been ignored, by the freeholders. I keep wondering wheth-er the price tag of $5,250 is what bothers the boys or the fact that the firm might recommend Insurance firms other than the favorites who have been enjoying the patronage? It has been the custom in the past to appoint an advisory board of in- surance agents, who through some rayi- i terious process, always managed to name at least one of their members as . agent for the county. - t v Frank Perretti, owner of the fat Man's restaurant in Paterson, has nicknamed a group of regular customer the Kosher Nostra, because the lawyers who patronize his eatery for the most part are Italian and Jewish. Ruth Fetterman's County Commentary Another hurdle cleared counter wiih the golfer, I approached one of the attendants and asked where the fertilizer was stashed. He was very polite too and told me they don't sell the stuff. I assured him I was well aware of that fact, but that I would like to take a look. When the man informed me that the greenskceper kept the stuff locked up, I said to myself, "Self You're on to something. Why would anyone lock up fertilizer? After all, who would want to steal it? The trail would be too easy to follow." But tho workman volunteered to let me look at the booty through the window. And there, piled up neatly, in paper bags Just as the specifications call for was the fertilizer. Curses, foiled again. Thanking the man graciously, I left him scratching his head in disbelief. I guess he assumed it had to do with women's lib or something. I didn't give him my right name, so I'm safe. The entire incident reminded me of the time former Freeholder Joseph Donuto was defending the expenditure for ferti- River Route campaign drive planned next week in Wayne WAYNE Next week has been proclaimed 1-287 Packet and Petition Week in the township by Mayor Newton E. Miller. The declaration came shortly before the Township Council approved a $73,000 emergency appropriation to finance a campaign against the state's proposed alignment of Route 287 through the center of the township. The proclamation honors the 1-287 River Route Committee's local chapter which has been conducting a campaign to have the state's alignment changed to the more northerly River Route near the Ra-mapo River. Miller noted that part of the committee's effort is designed to enlist the support of local residents by having them sign petitions and letters to state and fed eral officials. He therefore decided to honor the group's efforts by declaring the packet and petition week. The committee has been handing out packets of letters for residents to sign which are then mailed to the various officials. The council's action, which must also be approved by the state since it involves an emergency resolution, provides funds for Miller to hire Environmental Science Laboratories of California to conduct an invironmental impact study on the highway and to hire Peter Berger, a New York attorney who has worked with the lab before on cases involving highway alignments. ROGER BUCKELEW, who serves on the Board of Managers for the Preakness County Hospital, was proudly showing everyone a picture of himself with Hubert Humphrey. While we're on the subject of the hospital, I stopped by to have my one-sided chat with a new found lady friend who is a patient there. This time, I hit pay dirt. I discovered the language she speaks is Polish, but have you ever tried to buy a Polish-American dictionary? Impossible! Another patient in a wheelchair joined us and when the supper tray came, she wouldn't let me feed my Polish pal, but insisted that she had been feeding her friend for two years and knew just how to do it. Now, there's a gal who doesn't get morbid about her own troubles, but instead, tries to help others. A very happy birthday to Jennio Bos-sard who will have a centennial celebration of her own when she turns 100 years old in July. iOne of our county jail guards, a black man, recently related his experience in taking tests for a job as a stale trooper. "I was rejected for excessive cavities and excessive wax in my ears," he ruefully reported. Now, it occurred to me that his cars could have been emptied and his teclh filled. Why wasn't that recommended instead of rejecting the man completely? HARVEY YOUNG worked at the County Children's Shelter in 1966 and is very bitter as he remembers his tenure there. He received a five-day suspension for giving a boy $1 and a pack of cigarettes "The kid was being sent to Menlo Park for diagnosis and was scared," Harvey told me. "I was told I wasn't a chaplain nor a Social worker. My job was to supervise those kids and that was it." Another employe claims that escape from the shelter is a very simple matter. "The kids have shown me how easy it is," he commented. Asked why the detainees do not leave if they know how to get out, he answered, "Some of them have Developer me'ets board condition: PATERSON - Developers of the Wayne Hills Mall here agreed to post a $110,000 bond with surety for a period of five years, to guarantee payment of their share of whatever costs are involved in building the Church Lane Extension in Wayne. The agreement satisfied the conditions of the Passaic County Planning Board, which in turn approved the subdivision and removed thecondition which prohibited a left turn onto and off the Hamburg Turnpike to the shopping complex. The Church Lane Extension had been considered a satisfactory compromise to all involved, until parents of children attending a school close to the proposed development protested, They charge that the traffic generated because of the new construction would pose a hazard to the school children. Joel Stciger, the attorney representing the A. L. Levlne Co., developers of the mall, which will include Meyer Brothers, K-Mart, a supermarket and other stores, explained that his clients had already agreed to pay $160,000 for their share of off-site lmporvements In the Church Lane Extension. The purchase of the Grange building at a price of $60,000, as well as paving of the road, said Stelger, was not the responsibility of the developer, but was accepted as a condition because "we tried to be good neighbors." In addition, the developers also deeded a 17-foot-wlde strip of land for two parcels fronting on Hamburg Turnpike and $10,000 for their share of paving the strip. Stelger charged that the matter has become a heated political issue, with the Wayne Township Council tabling the matter on a few occasions. He told the commissioners that the issue would be on Wednesday's agenda of the council, but it was never brought up. Donald Giles, Wayne's planning dinjc-tor, explained that the Wayne Board of Education had passed a resolution opposing the Church Lane Extension. "We don't know if we have the power to coh-demn Board of Education land, but we could condemn lands belonging to Colombo. We could at least buy the Grange property. An effort is being made to persuade the council to do so." The Colombo family retained about acres of 84-acre plot now being occupied by the Wayne Hills MalL Stciger Insisted that 1he developer-is sincere in his desire to see the Chlffch Lane Extension a reafity since by lWS. Hamburg Turnpike is to be widened and a concrete divider installed from ihe bridge at Tcrhune Drfcvc to the Halp1bn border line. !" Stelger was accompanied by Jack Littleton, chairman of th& Wayne Township Planning Board. Totowa zone board sued for variance PATERSON - A suit to overturn a zoning variance denial to' convert a one-time bowling alley into a roller skating rink has been filed in Superior Court. America On Wheels, Inc. of Elizabeth filed the action against the Totowa Board of Adjustment! Sought is a court order directing the adjustment board to.: recommend approval of the variance to the Borough Council or granting direct approval The plaintiffs seek to con-1 vert the rear portion of a building they own on Route 46, between Union Boulevard and Riverview Drive, formerly oc cupied by a bowling alley. Previously a variance was granted to allow use of the front portion for offices and a warehouse. The building is partially in a' highway commercial zone and in an industrial' rone. The plaintiffs contend on March 8 the board voted 3-2 to denjHie application. It is alleged -the board did not give its reasons for denial. Aid squad fund campaign over WEST PATERSON - Ac-cording to Clifford Beck with, Fund Drive Chairman, the door-to-door appeal of the local First Aid Squad is officially over. Residents who are not called upen for their donation 'can drop it Off at squad headquarters or mail it to West Paterson First Aid Squad, Inc.; 23 Rose Place. The squad is presently look ing over the most modern ambulance equipment in hopes of purchasing. Also the squad plans to get a plectron alert radio system when funds allow. Other costs include insurance, ambulance maintenance and training aids. Anyone Interested in joining the squad should contact the membership committee, 23 Rose Place. Senior Citizens' village groundbreaking due soon Joan Wiessmann's Wayne Wanderings Things are humming right aiong for the Edward Sisco Senior Citizens' Village and, (although delays have been many, Charles Wallschleger, executive director,- says he thinks that groundbreaking should take place on Valley Road across the street from town hall no later than July. There's going to be an important annual membership meeting of the Wayne Senior Citizens Housing, Inc. at 8 p.m. June 22, at which time an election of three trustees will take place. The nominating committee comprised of David Joachim, Anna Alterman andv Marge Quigley, has unanimously endorsed the re-election of the Rev. Robert O. Col-lick, Mrs. Murray (Sue) Nuss-baum and Mrs. Frank (Emily) Grossi. Their terms are up, but they've served well, according to the board of trustees. Progress reports on the senior citizens' village will be giv en by Alvin E. Gershen, housing co n s u 1 te n t; F. Philip Brotherton, architect; Michael Horn, counsel; and Wallschleger. - .SPEAKING OF SENIOR citizens, we've got a young-in-hearts Wayne neighbor who still drives her car around town despite the fact that she'll be 90 years old on June 25. She's Miss Maud McClelland who was born in Siam, Asia where her father was a minister and missionary. Al ways happy and cheerful, her greatest love is children and animals. Educated in Pittsburgh, Pa., she attended library school at Simmons College, Boston and also studied et Columbia University. She spent many years as a library teacher at Wad-leigh High School In New York -City. A close friend, Mrs. Ruth Aamot, says of Miss McClelland, "She is a great lady. Maud first came to Packan-ack Lake in 1930 for her summer vacations, but is now retired and spends most of her time here." The "great lady" is also an honored member of the Friendship Club at Packanack Community Church where she - makes lovely booklets for chiU dren at Greystone Park.using verses mixed from the Bible and educational material. "She "is a wonderful inspiration to us in the Friendship Club," writes Mrs. Aamot. "I , hope many of you will send her cards and good wishes for her 90th anniversry. She lives at 31 Lake Trail East." THE ALPS MANOR Nursing Home has Some less spry but still amazing patients, according to Beryl Malmstrom, who is in charge of the home's arts and crafts program although she's also encouraging ' patients to grow vegetable gardens too. ."One fellow, Manuel Torres, is soon going to be 106 years old," Beryl said. "He only speaks Spanish, but if you can understand it, he's very coherent." Then there's a couple Beryl only knows as "Mom" and "Pop" Wessel, both wheelchair victims of the same disease, who met in a former nursing home. They got married and spent their honeymoon at the Alps Manor Nursing home 15 years ago! ' " TOMORROW'S A BIG day for the members of POL Fire Co. 2 who will celebrate the company's 50th anniversary with a big parade that will assemble at 1 o'clock in front of town hall. It's guaranteed to have all the color, splash and stirring music dear to every parade lover with some comedy thrown in. But a care-" fully kept secret is a "surprise unit" which the local firefighters staunchly refuse to disclose. A gala festival to the rear of the volunteers' fire-house will follow the windup of the parade. Souvenir mugs will be sold at $2, and souvenir glasses for $1,-which is a good deal because after the mugs or glasses are purchased, they'll be refilled with beer free of charge,- as frequently as the owners want them refilled. CAPETOWN, AFRICA is the destination of a young Wayne couple, Linda and Rick Huntington, come Aug. 3. Currently working $h his doctorate at Duke University, Rick received an appointment to teach at the University of Capetown while another professor takes asabbatical leave. Huntington and his wife (the former Linda Walker of Wayne) look forward to the year they'll spend in a new environment with their 3-year-old son Matthew. However,- all - three are - seasoned travelers. They spent almost two years in Madagascar living with the natives out in the bush so that Rick could do research work for his Th. D. degree. This weekend, Huntington's married brother Randy, also reared in Wayne, is graduating from Cleveland-Marshall Law School in Ohio. The two men are the sons of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Huntington of 2 Lake Drive West. .SMALL WORLD: My family was captivated by the dramatic commencement address given by columnist William F. Buckley Jr. last week when my son Ross was among more than 400 graduates at Lafayette College in Easton, Pa. Buckley, who is also editor-in-chief of the National Review, was presented with an honorary Doctor of Law degree by he college trustees. At the end of Buckley's, speech, my husband and I were amazed to see a familiar face approaching us. The face, a smiling one, belonged to Glenn Grube, who not long ago was a guidance counselor at Wayne Valley High School and more recently wos a vice principal at Wayne Hills High School. Now principal of Ber-. genficld High School, a wrestling school, Grube was reunion chairman for Lafayette College's class of 1957. Oncc-Wayne residents, the Grube family moved to Washington Township in Bergen County. DID YOU KNOW that, the Wayne Board of Education has a modest principal in Benjamin Veal, the head administrator at the Preakness elementary school? He frequently spends weekends traveling all over the Uiiited States giving lectifres on how to change the schools, and why they need the change, Two weeks ago, he was in Oklahoma City for the Oklahoma State Department, and tomorrow, for instance, he'll be a guest speaker at Des Moines, posing the question, "What are we really doing for children that makes a difference?" Members of Yale's Center for Child Study, Veal and one of his second grade teachers, Mary Jo Antonelli, were invit-. cd by Yale to be consultants for a brand new $1.5 million elementary school for open education in New Haven. Veal also, worked with a child study team of three other educators, selected by the United States Office of Educ-- tion, who spoke at the University of Arizona. The Ideal principal, says it's difficult to change a system, even in suburbia, and he predicts subur-ban schools will face increasing problems similar to those singled out now as? peculiar only to urban schools. Did you know that this roomy, 6-cylinder American car is priced just s31 higher than aToyota Corolla 1600? If you can afford aToyota Corolla 1600 -or almost any little import- you can afford a Maverick. Look: J FORD MAVERICK 1 2-door 1 6-cylinder 1 $2,140. TOYOTA COROLLA 1600 2.door 4-cylinder $2,109. VW 113 (Super Beetle) 2-door 4-cylinder $2,159. DATSUN PL 5 10 2-door 4-cylinder $2,306." Manufacturer's suggested retail price for 2-door models. Excludes dealer preparation charges if any, destination charges, title and taxes. NOTE: People ask us how we can afford to offer a roomy, 6-cylinder Maverick at about the same price as the little imports. First, we've been making small cars since 1908. Experience helps. Second, we haven't changed Maverick-except for mechanical improvcmcnts-sincc we first introduced it. That kind of continuity helps to control costs. Third, recent currency revaluations and devaluations have helped restore the competitive stance of American manufacturers. , . Ample room inside. Maverick's front seat,, for example: over 5 more shoulder room than Toyota 1600. There's no wasted space inside Maverick. At the same time, there's none.-of that small-car crowded feeling. Maintenance: , Even simpler, more convenient than the little imports. Toyota, for example, recommends normal scrvicejevery 3000 miles or three months, whichever comes first. On Maverick, it's 6000 miles or six months. So Maverick's recommended service interval is twice as long as Toyota's. ( ' We also designed Maverick to be a simple machirjc to care for. In fact, we've even prepared a manual which tells you how to do many maintenance jobs yourself. ' " ' . One more convenience: there are over 5,600 Forid dealers in the country. Toyota has about 850. " ; Most little imports give you -- ; 4-cylinder engines. Maverick gives you a 6 -cylinder engine. It's smooth. It's reliable. It lets you" " accelerate into turnpike traffic with confidence and hold your own on steep hills. And it delivers surprisingly good gas mileage. ; . . . . K I III 1. . . , J- ilj w A good car for long trips. ; Maverick's track is 6.9" wider than Toyota Corolla's. Its wheelbase . is 11.1 "longer. There's a bit more weight, too. By themselves, these differences aren't very big but they can add up to a big difference in the - way Maverick drives and handles the open road. FORD MAVERICK FORD DIVISION CUD Belter idea for safety . . . buckle up! It may just be the best car valae in America today. See your Ford Dealer. m,mt,t!k m A i.iiii A tX.i A. mi A J A A. A A, 4, A A A A m, A M M.i-l-A M A M M. M. A. A m. A. A mmt m. m.m..MjLl ,fm, fLf. i , itT.l'l I

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