2005-04-22 / Community

Looking Backward

What The Wave Said

20 Years Ago...

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Prince-Wynn Post 260 Veterans of Foreign Wars and ladies auxiliary will distribute 300,000 pounds of government surplus food. The distribution will take place in the post’s headquarters on Shad Creek Road, just off Cross Bay Boulevard, Broad Channel.

“You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown” will be staged this Saturday night for the third time by the Peninsula Foundation of the Arts. The troupe is “professional” now, a spokesman told The Wave, so whoever goes is in for a treat.

New York City Mayor Edward Koch will present awards to Police Captain Harold Leibowitz, commanding officer of the 100 Precinct, Francise Rooks and Bob Mulholland during a Peninsula Regular Democratic Club Spring Fling cocktail party. The annual event will be held at the Silver Gull Club, Beach 193 Street, Rockaway Point.

From Inwood to Breezy Point and from the Atlantic Ocean to the Long Island expressway, there will be more time to see intense reds of azaleas, rhododendron, crabapple and dogwood replace violet crocuses, bright yellow forythia and graceful pink and white magnolia. This Sunday morning, in other words, is when time springs ahead one hour to “save daylight” for everybody who uses a watch or a clock to guide activity. (Editor’s note: Daylight saving time began on the last Sunday in April and continued until the last Sunday in October, until it was amended in 1987 to begin and end on the first30 Years Ago...

Jerome J. Levenberg, president of the Harry S. Truman Regular Democratic Club of the Rockaways invites the public to attend the club’s next regular meeting on Thursday, April 24.

Members of M.O.P. teams received a commendation from Executive Captain Bernard Perisi for their alertness in finding a stolen car used in a robbery one hour after they were notified of the plate number via the direct radio communication they have with the 100 Precinct.

Israel Port, a resident of Far Rockaway, has succeeded Gordon Hahn as the sole proprietor of Electronic Clinic television sales and service center at 115-08 Beach Channel Drive.

Florence Feinstein of Far Rockaway is one of 45 South Shore Volunteers to receive a certificate after completing a special training program and can now serve as a patient advocate in the Long Beach Memorial Hospital Extended Care Facility.

The West Lawrence Association, formerly the Reades Lane area, has hailed the United States Postal Service decision allowing residents of the easternmost portion of the Rockaway peninsula to use the designation “West Lawrence” as part of their address, it was announced by Evelyn Baron, association chairperson. Years Ago...

40 An oceanfront site for Rockaway’s new high school is appealing to many people, but it is not unique. Brooklyn has a shore front high school in the making at Coney Island.

Joe Evans and the Gallaghers should have no further disagreements about the progress of the Surfside apartments. The third building is now under construction.

Well, 50 years ago Borough President Maurice E. Connolly thought the Board of Aldermen should outlaw them. He said they caused too many ghts.

Meyer Weiss, proprietor of Weiss’ restaurant, Broad Channel, says that Easter Sunday was the busiest Easter in the history of the dining room.

Remember the dollar beer rackets? Late starting community civic meetings are discouraging some people. Last week a local man and his wife arrived at a meeting at 7:30 p.m., waited until 9:30 p.m. for something to happen, then became disgusted and went home.

50 Years Ago...

The Edgemere Housing project may not be started before late 1956 or early 1957 and the city and federal government have not entered into any contract for the construction of a Title I Housing project in Seaside, an overflow crowd was informed at the rally at 163 Beach 66 Street.

Ruth and Joan Lober, twin daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Lober, celebrated their eighth birthday at a party at a party held in the home of their parents, 92-03 Boulevard.

Patricia Roehling of 1213 Cross Bay Boulevard and several of her friends were weekend visitors to Washington, D.C. recently.

Mr. and Mrs. Hogan of 10 East 10 Road celebrated their wedding anniversary on Saturday with several friends present.

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