Brooklyn Heights Press from Brooklyn, New York on March 8, 1962 · 8
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Brooklyn Heights Press from Brooklyn, New York · 8

Brooklyn, New York
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Thursday, March 8, 1962
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...BROOKLYN HEIGHTS PRESS, Source Close Will Be Date A source close to the Mayor indicated Tuesday that the Board of Estimate's public hearing on the South Heights - Cobble Hill urban renewal study might be held at the board's March 22 meeting at City Hall. However, the composition of the calendar for that meeting will not be known until the Friday or the Monday preceding the March 22 meeting Whitman Group to Hold Ceremony Honoring Poet Commemoration of the 107th anniversary of the printing of Walt Whitman's "Leaves of Grass" in a Brooklyn Heights print shop will be observed next Thursday evening by a citizen's group that is trying to save the building that housed the printery. Participating on the program will be Heights residents prominent in the literary and musical fields. The program is being sponsored by the Committee to Save the Walt Whitman Building in association with the Henry J. Van Dyke Lecture Series of Spencer Memorial Church. The observance will be held at the church, 152 Remsen St., beginning at 8:30. The committee has advocated the preservation of 98 Cranberry St., which was once the print shop of the Rome brothers. It was there, in 1855, that Whitman helped handset his poetical masterpiece. The building, on the site of the C adman Plaza Title I urban renewal project, is scheduled to be demolished. At next Thursday's presentation, poet Norman Rosten will speak on "Whitman and Brooklyn," Rev. William Glenesk of Spencer Church will read from "Leaves of Grass," and a tone poem based on Whitman's "On the Beach at Night," set to music by Eric Salzman, will be performed by Beverly Schuler, pianist, and Una Field, soprano. In other developments, a Ma- Business Women to Meet The monthly dinner meeting of the Business and Professional Women's Club of Brooklyn will be held at Hotel Pierrepont Wednesday at 6:30 P. M. The meeting will be sponsored by the Career Advancement Committee, Miss Elizabeth Weeks, chairman. The meeting will sponsor a membership participation program where each of the following members will give a short resume of the progress made to attain her present business career Miss Jeanette Lauren-celle, Mrs. Mary Lee, Mrs. Anita B. Kroll, Major Christine Hamilton of Salvation Army and Miss Lois A. McGill. A question and answer period will follow from the floor. Miss Marjorie McGowan, President, will preside. DAR Card Party The annual card party of Battle Pass Chapter, National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, will be held Saturday at the Brooklyn Woman's Club, 114 Pierrepont St. Mrs. William H. White is Regent. Travel' Service Opens Liberty Travel Service has opened a branch office at 175 Remsen St. Gerald Katz and Arthur Gruebel will be the co-managers of the agency. NUTRITION CONSCIOUS? Toke... NUTRI-BIO ORGANIC VITAMINS & MINERALS Sponsor of the BOB CUMMINGS TV SHOW Dittributed By MIKE CRECCO 2 G'ece Court HA 5-3690 Days Apt. UL 5-2811 Eve. Muck 8, 1962 to Mayor Hints March 22 nd for Urban Renewal Hearing date, an aide in the board's calendaring office said this week. Since the March 15 and March 22 editions of The Brooklyn Heights Press will straddle this period, this newspaper urges interested persons in the community to telephone the calendar clerk's office either on Friday, March 16, or Monday, March 19, for definite information. The yor's committee that had said the Whitman building had only "tenuous" historical importance and recommended that the structure be spared only if it could be moved has been dissolved. The Mayor s Committee for the Preservation of Structures of Historic and Esthetic Importance will be replaced by a body to be known as the Landmarks Preservation Commission. Full time personnel will succeed the volunteer persons who comprised the now defunct preservation committee, a spokesman for Mayor Wagner announced recently. The new body's membership has not yet been announced. According to a spokesman for the ' Whitman group, C. McKim Norton, who was a member of the Mayor's committee, advised the local preservationists to contact the new Landmarks Preservation Commission, when formed, to pursue its aim of preserving the Whitman structure. v. , t V- I i A 4 m.: ( Expensive-hut worth it! A new little citizen costs the people of the State of New York a lot of money for 12 or more years of public schooling. But there is no finer investment. Schools are built and operated with tax dollars yours and ours. Last year, New York Telephone paid $125 million in taxes to the state and to its local communities. If used for schools alone, that would build more than 100. In taxes, payrolls, new construction and purchases your telephone company expended over a billion dollars last year dollars that help to keep New York State's economy healthy and growing. jtlew York Telephone Part of the nationwide Bell Telephone System number is WHitehall 3-3600. The controversial study item is a request by the Housing and Redevelopment Board for permission to seek Federal funds for the implementation of an urban renewal study of a 45-block area bounded by Jorale-mon St., Court St., Atlantic Ave., Smith St., Wyckoff St., Court St., DeGraw St. and the Brook-lyn-Queens Expressway. The section was dubbed an urban renewal area last June 14 by the City Planning Commission, which recommended that the blocks west of Court St. be earmarked for "rehabilitation, conservation and spot clearance." A seven - block area east of Court St. would, most likely be receveloped, under the commission's recommendation. The total net capital grant that the housing body will seek from the Federal Government's Housing and Home Finance Agency is $10,850,000, according to the board's survey and planning application for the study. The application estimated that the total costs would be $12,980,000, with the City expecting to recover about $2,130,000 from the resale of land to redevelopers. Also, the Federal Government would pay almost $1,000,000 for relocation' expenses. The application estimated that 1,640 families and 350 businesses would be displaced. A breakdown showed that 240 of these families would be from Brooklyn Heights, 600 from Cobble Hill. Eighty Heights merchants and 130 from Cobble Hill would have to be relocated. 2 Award-Winning Motion Pictures To Appear on Film Program Here Two films that received awards at cinematic festivals will be included on a program of four film selections to be offered Tuesday evening by the Brooklyn Heights Committee for a Sane Nuclear Policy. The showing will NEWLY REDECORATED KEEP SLENDER STUDIO Now Open Daily (except Sun) M AM to 10:30 PM SCIENTIFIC AND SWEDISH MASSAGE AT MODERATE COST HOTEL ST. GEORGE 51 CLARK STREET MA 4-5000, X303 HARRIET E. DAVIS, Prop. TOP-GRADE SERVICES FOR BROOKLYNITES-- Checking Accounts Personal Loans e Banking By Mail Automobile Loans e Mortgage Loans V Commercial Loans And many other services including Savings Accounts with dividends from Day of Deposit to Day of Withdrawal Compounded Quarterly KINGS COUNTY TRUST COMPANY Established 1889 FULTON STREET at the In the Heart of the Member Federal. Deposit begin at 8:30 in the Undercroft of the First Unitarian Church, 50 Monroe PI. The films that won awards were: "Sunday by the Sea," which won a grand prize at the Venice Film Festival; and "Pow Wow." corner of COURT SQUARE Civic Center, Brooklyn - - Insurance Corporation

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