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HEIGHTS PRESS, July 25, 1963 QDKLYN CHARLES STOLBACH Gtu Mgr. and Vice President RICHARD RUSTM Editor FRANK MACK -Adv. Mgr. MARTIN V. GALLATIN Staff Photographer Published Weekly each Thursday by Brooklyn Heights Periodicals, 151 Montague Street, Brooklyn 1, N.Y., MA 4-0536 Second Class Postage Paid at B'klyn, N.Y.-$4.20 per year subscription 'I know you'll win, but here's a a compass and some sandwiches lantern, just in Ji Club ir News is devoted to covering the activities of civic, social and service groups in Brooklyn Heights and Cobble Hill.

Activities sponsored by these organizations having significance for the entire community" such as town meetings, etc. will, of course, be the subject of separate news stories. Stories relating to auxiliaries of local churches will continue to be covered in the Religious News section. Items for "Club News" should reach this newspaper's office no later than noon on the Monday preceding that week's edition.) One Point for Our Side The tide of community opinion finally is making itself felt at Board of Education headquarters, in the Junior High School 293 debate. A Board spokesman this week confirmed that education planners have begun to seriously look into the merits of locating the new school where a large segment of the community wants it located.

As we have stated in previous editorials, that location (on the site of JHS 6, the school that JHS 293 will supplant) would be convenient to all of its 1,600 or so students, and, happily, would be devoid of the drawbacks virtually inherent in the site originally set forth by the Board of Education. The -spectres of physical danger to students and de facto segregation would, we feel, be the consequences if JHS 293 were built at the relatively out-of-the-way site near the Gowanus Canal. Local School Board 26-28 and area parents and organizations are to be congratulated for the persistence and tenacity they have displayed in sticking to their position. The fight is a long way from being won, but the Board of Education's reappraisal of the situation this week is one big point for our side. How Long Is Temporary'? This letter is written as one of protest against your column, "Lookout on Cobble Hill.

As a consistent reader of The Heights Press for the last 6 years, I appreciate and enjoy many of the small town functions which The Heights Press supplies for this area. The column, "Lookout on Cobble Hill," however, represents such a collection of trivia and childish prattle that would not be allowed space in the average grade school newspaper. Local news is of interest to me, as it is to my neighbors, I'm sure, but this particular column is a poor reflection, I feel, not only of The Heights Press but of the residents of Cobble Hill. A column of local news such as Joan Thoman's seems to adequately give the required kind of neighborhood reporting without the necessity of the cloying cuteness which seems to be the mainstay of "Lookout on Cobble Hill. David C.

Geliebter 179 Congress St. (Editor's note: We go along with Mr. Geliebter only as far as his kind words for Joan Thomas's "Heard on the Heights. His opinion of Ellen Michener's "Lookout on Cobble Hill" definitely are 'not those of the management.) To Bus or Not (Continued from Page 1) unkempt or has no father, the teacher decides he cannot learn." Dr. Galamison insisted that the teacher should ask himself: News Mrs.

Emanuel M. Gussow, arrangements chairman, and Mrs. William Bloom, co-chairman; Mrs. Robert Munoz, junior patrons chairman, and Mrs. Theodore Warnell, co-chairman; Mrs.

Arthur DeFrancis, social secretary, and Mrs. Morris Kirsch, reservations chairman, and Mrs. Theodore Friedman andMrs. Arthur J. Lapovsky, co-chairmen.

Also, Mrs. Robert E. Kamen, publicity chairman, and Mrs. Murray Hearn and Mrs. Samuel Leibowitz, co-chairmen; Mrs.

Wallace B. White, community relations chairman, and Mrs. Mel-vin Owen and Mrs. Leo Swirsky, co-chairmen. Mrs.

Bernard Atkins will be decor chairman. Mrs. Phillips P. Elliott, Mrs. Robert Morse and Mrs.

Henry H. Mouradian comprise the advisory committee. Mrs. Max L. Koeppel is honorary chairman of the anniversary journal and Mrs.

Adolph Leon and Mrs. James M. Hills are honorary chairmen of the ball. the Screen Cohen s.L i orriKes ine rocks more obvious, and Mr. Marvin is called upon to do little else except stagger around in an alcoholic daze.

Jack Warden seems most uncomfortable as the doctor whose secret is being protected, and Elizabeth Allen is a stereotype as the prudish daughter from Boston. There are some amusing moments supplied by guest star Dorothy Lamour, and the color photography is generally pleasing. But these mild assets are hardly enough to rescue this water-logged "Donovan's Reef" from the oblivion it so richly deserves. We wish that another municipal agency, the Transit Authority, would show half the sensitivity to community feeling that the Board of Education did this week. For the past few years the residents of Willowtown have been forced to share their quiet, residental The Brooklyn Philharmonia has announced the committee chairmen for the ball marking its tenth anniversary.

The affair will take place Jan. 18, 1964, at the Hotel Granada, across Lafayette Ave. from the Brooklyn Academy of Music where, that evening, before the ball, the Philharmonia will perform the third of its five concerts. General chairman of the ball will be Mrs. Bernard S.

Barr, a member of the Philharmonia' board of directors. Mrs. Eugene J.Sackwill be co-chairman. Others on the ball committee are: Mrs. David Kroll, journal chairman, and Mrs.

Albert Rosenfeld and Mrs. Sidney Morrow, co-chairmen; Mrs. Clyde Teter, invitations chairman and Mrs. Geoge Teter, co-chairman; Mrs. Jack Safian, reservations chairman; and Mrs.

Eugene Fanta, finance chairman. Also, Mrs. Dominick A.Ajello, reception chairman, and Mrs. Daniel Kravitz, co-chairman; Screening By Jules wongvan 5 neei In a career that has spanned over 40 years, John Ford has made approximately 120 movies and has justifiably earned a reputation as one of America's great directors. "Donovan's however, reflects no credit on Mr.

Ford or on anyone else associated with its production. The film, which opened yesterday at the Paramount, TransLux 52nd St and Brooklyn Metropolitan, presents John Wayne as the rugged owner of a Polynesian bar. When he is not engaging in tiresome fisticuffs with Lee Marvin he spends his time pretending to be the father of three half-breed children in order to protect a friend from discovery by his grown-up daughter. The plot is right out of an old Frank Capra movie, only it was funnier in 1935. Ford has put it all together in sloppy, haphazard fashion, laying on the sentimentality with a heavy hand.

The lack of originality in the direction is matched by the dull-witted screenplay, which telegraphs every twist of the plot at least ten minutes in advance. If the writing and direction are inept, the acting is downright embarrassing. Mr Wayne's limita- tions as an actor have never been pouted there 'temporary" tentially dangerous city buses, some time ago by the TA as a measure. Instead, the clergyman asserted, the teacher begins with a defeatist attitude. "A child knows what people expect of him, and this is a tragic mentality that is communicated to him.

While some persons have called for a rearrangement of housing, to integrate neighborhoods that are now segregated, Dr. Galamison stated that this is not the answer. Rather, he said, education is the solution to the problem. "We can't integrate housing unless Negroes are economically able to compete for good homes. In Great Neck they are begging Negroes to buy homes.

But who can afford them? Lack of education makes job competition (between whites and Negroes) impossible, so that we have a vicious cycle mat comes from poor schooling. The high mortality rate of Negro children dropping out of high school begins in the ghetto of the second grade. We must start there." The seminar series continues July 31 with "a discussion of euthanasia and abortion. Two guest speakers will be on hand when the panel starts at 8 P.M. at the First Unitarian Church; J50 MonroeiPL Admission is Repeated campaigns by residents here (these invariably have been spearheaded by the Willowtown Association, which is in the van of the current drive) to work with A officials toward a suitable accommodation have just as repeatedly met with failure.

Instead of re-routing its -63 bus line, the TA has re-routed community efforts into cul-de-sacs befouled with red tape, buck-passing and excuses. The most recent example of the A apparent unwillingness to come to grips with the problem can be found in its silence to date toward a request made by two local groups for an appointment with TA Chairman Joseph O'Grady. Their request was made in the form of a letter. We trust that it has not met the fate of previous requests and been re-routed to the A version of the Dead Letter Office. 1.

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