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Brooklyn Heights Press from Brooklyn, New York • 1

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BROOKLYN PUBLIC LIBRARY STtJDEIJT ROOM GRAND ARM PLAZA I i -i ii ail ii i i m. Lnrg ru 15) a progressive but proudly preserving people FIFTEEN CENTS Copyright 1 963, BJI.P. Thursday, July 11, 1963 Twenty-sixth year, No. 1,172 SEAIMER 0N THE HEIGHTS School Board Reaffirms Decision On Junior High School 293 Sfee Rejects Board of Education Proposal For 2nd Alternate Plan 7 I -1 AO -i -YJ Ti i I -fJ-M I 111 1 1 1 I '1" -f site is OK if the Board of fiducatlon can give us tne sctiooi lane il. Indeed, some concern has been raised mat an extended debate over a site could result in a delay in the construction of anew plant to replace overcrowded JHS 6.

It was with this in mind that the Local School Board an advisory, liaison body between the Board of Education and public on two occasions took pains to present a positive alternative (the JHS 6 site) while turning down the Board of Education idea that the new school be erected on the block bounded by Nevins, Baltic, Bond and Warren Sts. The Board of Education's reasons for wanting this site, known on city land maps as Block 399, are that- the -land -would be relatively cheap for the city to acquire and that the JHS 6 plant should be held in reserve against future elementary school needs in the area. Monday night's public hearing, which many thought would be a carbon copy of the June 1 7 session at which the Local School Board rejected Block 399 and urged that the JHS 6 site be used, came about after Board of Education planners said that there were "new facts" affecting the issue. Consequently, Local School Board 26-28 was asked to convene another hearing to reconsider its June 17 decision. (Continued on Page 8) .1 -1 By Richard Rustin oo Local School Monday night reaffirmed a previous decision rejecting a proposed site for a new junior high school here, and for the second time in a month urged that the school Junior High School 293 be erected on the site of the plant it is to replace.

The action, coming after the third public hearing on the issue, is expected to come as a surprise to area parents who thought that the School Board had begun to waver following reports that Board of Education planners had become increasingly insistent that the new school be built east of the Gowanus public housing project three blocks east of Court St. The majority of parents, area merchants and civic and political groups have spoken at the public hearings have recommended that JHS 293 be built on the site of the present JHS 6, at 347 Baltic a block and a half east of Court St. These speakers have argued that the site proposed by the Board of Education would, by its proximity to the Gowanus Canal, pose physical dangers to students, and that its "inconvenient" location would result in de facto segregation of the new school, adding that either site would be equally convenient to children from Gowanus, a predominantly Negro and Puerto Rican neighborhood which will make up the bulk of the new school's enrollment, but that the site farther east would discourage parents from the South Heights, Cobble Hill, Red Hook and South Brooklyn from sending their children to JHS 293. A spokesman for Gowanus parents, however, laid the immediate need for a new, junior high school above site considerations and urged that parents "stop this petty bickering and work together to make this school the best one in the city." Mrs. Isadora Daniels, vice president of the Gowanus Community Center Parents Association, added: "Although folks in Gowanus have no qualms about a site either munity, and suggested a few names of prominent who might be amenable to a visit from the adventurers.

Heartened by this amiable reception, the stalwart members of AOAS, resolved to make further investigation into this delightful region, some time later returned to visit Spencer Memorial Church. After the services. Rev. William Glenesk chatted with them and showed them many of the native handicrafts which his church currently was exhibiting. i The explorers then made their Integration Debate The timely topic of "Forced Integration in New York City Schools" will be discussed next Wednesday, July 17, in the fourth seminar of the summer series sponsored by the First Unitarian Church, 50 Monroe PL Two panelists will debate the value of the Board of Education's system of busing children from one school district into another an attempt to achieve a racial balance in some schools and the ethical considerations involved.

Attorney Stanley Leyden, a member of Local School Board 5-27 -and chairman of a Bedford-Stuyvesant civic groups is expected to oppose 'the busing system. Mr. Leyden, who is white, sends his child to a predominantly Negro school. The case for forced integration will be expounded by the Rev. Dr.

Milton Gala-mison, pastor of the Siloam Presbyterian Church and head of the Parents Workshop for Equality in New York City Schools. Rev. Dr. Galamison is a Negro. The session gets underway at 8 P.M.

The seminar series is open to the public free of charge. Intruders struck on an average of once every 36 seconds in 1962, and each robbery resulted in an average loss of $187 in cash and personal property. Burglars have flexible working hours; although they most frequently strike after dark, they will put in some afternoon time if they think it will pay off. It too, if things are made easy for them. Many women leave their home for short periods in the afternoon, to visit, attend meetings or shop, and are apt to think that it isn't worth the trouble to lock the door for, such a brief time, mis couxa De a costly mistake.

A good precaution day or night is to report to the' police any door-tonioor salesmen without proper credentials and any suspicious-looking characters. Well over half the burglaries occur after dark, however. Like hunters in the jungle who keep a fire hurnin? all mVhr tn uai-rf nff marauding animals, the city dweller can keep the proverbial light in the window to give a burglar the impression that (Continued on Page 2) Summer: Heights Homes Are Fair Game for Burglars it 1 Cooling harbor bretzos swooping tho Promonado, vendor soiling fruit and vegetablts from a pushcart, froquent trips tb a water fountain, children in a playground all these are parts of a peaceful, lazy mosaic summer on Brooklyn Heights. Tripping Along the Heights on Hard hit by burglaries last summer, Heights residents would do well to take notice of some statistics and burglary prevention hints released last week by the New York State Association of Chiefs of Police. Break-ins on the Heights a favorite burglary target during the summer months helped make up the national total of mo re than 878,000 burglaries costing Americans more than $164,000,000 last year.

a Shoestring way to the Promenade where they marveled at the superb view of Lower Manhattan. "We especially enjoyed the casual, friendly spirit of Brooklyn Heights," said Howard Goldberg, founder of this unusual society, and hope to return soon to visit the interesting, creative people living there. Perhaps some of the easygoing atmosphere will rub off on us. "I particularly liked the fact that the residents strolled rather than strode. Visiting the Heights (Continued on Page 2) A 300 group of explorers, over in a wide range of strong, professions and ages, ventured into the hitherto unknown (to them) regions of Brooklyn Heights recently, and found the terrain most pleasant and the natives most friendly.

The intrepid band, calling itself Adventure on a Shoestring, bravely set forth to hike across the Brooklyn Bridge, and eventually found shelter in the home of Clay Lancaster, Brooklyn Heights He graciously briefed them on the architecture and history of this unique com.

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