2014-03-19 / Columnists

“Old Headlines from the MASSAPEQUA POST”

December 7, 1961

•On the cover, Santa Claus received a letter from the Massapequa Post updating Santa on the new toy trends. This new trend included electronic, battery-powered toys and “name” toys, such as robots, cars and toys seen on television such as the kissing doll! The lack of sleds and wagons on the children’s wish lists came as a shock.

•Also on the cover, Rabbi Harold I. Krantzler, of Massapequa Jewish Center, presented President Ervin Zwerling with a plaque honoring his service and leadership at a testimonial breakfast.

•After almost a decade of effort, the Star Bus Line Inc. received approval from Massapequa Park Village to operate an intra- Village bus line. Star Bus Co. made several applications and faced community opposition to providing bus service by many residents who did not want a bus running on their streets. The proposed bus service operated on a temporary franchise until its application was granted. The bus plan also needed the approval of the Nassau County Transit Commission and the County Board of Supervisors.

•The State Supreme Court, in the case of Sohnpaul, Inc., vs. Andrews, upheld the Village of Massapequa Park’s decision to deny Sohnpaul a permit to erect and maintain a gas station on the north side of Front St.

•Lang’s Shoe Store of Amityville celebrated its first year in its new store on Broadway in the Amityville Theatre block. “It was one of the smartest moves we ever made,” said Jerry Lang.

•Joseph S. Hydrusko of 33 Abraham Rd. attended a commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the attack of Pearl Harbor in 1941ata3p.m.Sundayafternoonsession of the American Professional Men’s Association in the officer’s club at the US Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point.

•Jeffrey Richards, a senior at Massapequa High School, is photographed being congratulated by Congressman Frank J. Becker and vice president of the oil company, Robert B. Schwartz on winning a Paragon Oil Student Incentive Award.

•Arnold Dratt and Janet Siegenthaler of Farmingdale High School and Barbara Desposito of Plainedge High School were awarded citations of excellent scholarship for obtaining the highest cumulative averages above 90 percent at a dinner held on Dec. 8, 1961 at Hofstra College.

•Some advertisements in the edition included those of Duane’s, Hamilton Jewelers, Sweet Clover Daily, Mollie’s, Lang’s Shoe Store, Massapequa Christmas Jubilee, Sweet Clover Dairy and D&J Bike and Hobby Center.

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