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					     SCOTCH PLAINS                                                                                                                                                          FANWOOD
VOLUME 24 - NUMBER 22                                  SCOTCH PLAINS-FANWQOD, N,J.                                           THURSDAY, JUNE 4, 1981                                        25 CBNTS a

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                                                                 '81 graduates turn out to                                                                                                        o
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                                                                 insure June 18 graduation
                                                                       by Joan T. Monahan           when school is in session re- local Boards of Education. In            actual number of da_^
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                                                                                                    mains a prerogative of the the local teacher contract, the                Continued on page L.
                                                                    The class of 1981 will be                                                                                                          2
                                                                 out in force on Thursday,
                                                                                                    F-14 Tomcat will take hirf*
                                                                 June 18, to receive their                                                                                                                    m
                                                                 diplomas. They were also out                                                                                                                 30
                                                                 in force Tuesday night - ap-                                                                                                                 3*
                                                                 proximately 150 of the class
                                                                 of 507 students - to insure that
                                                                 June 18 will be the date for
                                                                                                    up - hopefully not away s
                                                                                                          by Joan T. Monahan
                                                                 their graduation.                      Times publisher Donald
                                                                     The Board of Education         Foster has one of those "ex-
                                                                 had originally planned a June      periences of a lifetime" com-
                                                                 23 graduation date, then           ing up soon...but he's already
                                                                 changed it on May 26. The          had an in-depth foretaste of
                                                                 Board at thai time also            what that experience is likely
    A 200-root-long rainbow arch made from 36, two feet in       changed the finml date of          to feel like!.Within a week or
 diameter, red, yellow and blue helium balloons and mat-         school from June 24 to June        two, he'll don a flight suit
 ching crepe paper streamers, was raised to a height of 70        19.                               and jump into the back seat
 feet over Children's Specialized Hospital in Mountainside,          The change of dates drew       of an F-14 Tomcat - the U.S.
 New Jersey, by the Rainbow Art Foundation and Airco In-         some flak from parents, who        Navy's foremost fighter-
 dustrial Gases last week.                                       had already planned their          inteceptor tactical jet. He got
   The balloon sculpture was a scale model of a 3,000-root-      schedules around the June 23       the advance screening during
 long rainbow arch that will be constructed from 350, six        date. In order to provide the      the past week at Pax River,
 feet in diameter, red, white and blue baloons and 100-root-     community with an oppor-           Maryland.
 long mylar streamers. This rainbow arc.h will be strung bet-    tunity to discuss the issue, the       Foster will be provided
 ween Rllis Island and Liberty Island Park on July 4 at the      Board set a public hearing on      with the opportunity for the
 1981 Harbor Festival, Airco is donating the helium required     Tuesday. After hearing opi-        Tomcat ride as part of the
 for these projects.                                              nion from a large crowd at        Navy's program to acquaint
                                                                 Terrill Junior High, the June      media representatives with
                                                                  18 date stood firm.               the nation's           defense
        LIBRARY PLANS BOOK SALE                                       Why was the date chang-       capabilities.
    The Fanwood Memorial Library will hold a used book           ed? As explained by Board
 sale during the week of June 8 through June 12. Books will                                             In order to qualify for the
                                                                  President Leonia Reiiiy, the      experience, he had to
 be on sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. five days a week, nnd         Board established a school,
 from 7 to 9 p.m. on Monday und Wednesday evenings.                                                 undergo advanced training
                                                                 year calendar including 184        phases and a thorough
    All books will be priced at 25 cents each, five for SI.00.   school days - four more than       physical        examination.
                                                                  the 180 minimum established       Among the training routines
      SHACKAMAXON TEACHERS                                        by state law. Built into that     was a bout in a simulated
                                                                  calendar were days for snow       high-altitude chamber. At a
      BID A MUSICAL FAREWELL                                      closing and emergencies.          simulated height of 25,000
                                                                  When those snow days were          feet, he had to remove the ox-
                                                                  unutilized, it was possible to    ygen mask to experience the
                                                                  close schools earlier. She        effects of lack of oxygen. In
                                                                  noted that the number of           the oxygenless state, he
                                                                  school days is a negotiable       underwent very simple tests:
                                                                  item in teacher contracts, ac-     fitting the squares in the          Foster prepares for simulated ejection from F-14 Tomcal.
                                                                  cording to Public Employees       squares, the rounds in the         minutes in an oxygenless state Frightening? A panicky situa-
                                                                  Relations       Commission         rounds, signing a signature,      at an altitude of 25,000 feet.- tion? Not on your life. Under
                                                                  (PERG), but that the actual        etc. A human cannot live          Foster spent two-and-a-half oxygen starvation, he
                                                                  calendar of specific days          much longer than five             minutes without the mask. reported tremendously good
                                                                                                                                                                       feelings. "I couldn't have
                                                                 Burglars enter Fanwood                                                                                cared less," he said. His
                                                                                                                                                                       signature was up-and-down
                                                                                                                                                                       erratic, he couldn't fit the
                                                                 homes as residents sleep
                                                                     by Joan T, Monahan             tervention aspect.
                                                                                                                                                                       right pegs in the right holes,
                                                                                                                                                                       and didn't care a mite. The
                                                                                                                                        Road home during the night person in the state feels
   The Shacknmaxon Staff joined together at the school's            The Fansvood Police                One home on Paterson             on Saturday night. In one in- everything is totally normal.
 recent laleni how to bid a musical farewell and good wishes                                                                            stance, the homeowner             Ejection was another uni-
                                                                 Department had a hectic            Road was entered sometime
 lo the .students and their families.                            weekend, and an even busier        during the night on Friday,         reporied missing property in-       Continued on page 3
                                                                 Monday, as B&Es, stolen            May 29, the other Paterson              Con t i n u ed^jnpaaeJS
    The newly reorganized Board of Education has changed
 iis regularly scheduled monthly meetings back to Thursdays
 for the forthcoming year, according to new Board Presi-
                                                                 ears, and even a bomb scare
                                                                 doited the police blotter.
                                                                 "We're really getting hit,"
                                                                 said Police Chief Anthony
                                                                                                    Crutsinger resigns from Y
                                                                                                        Larry Crutsinger, who has       tension centers (day camp          local YMCA is unusually ac-
 dent l.eonia Reilly. Henceforth, the regular monthly            Parent!, "and the record of         served as Director of the          sites, community pools, ur-        tive for a community of its
 agencla-seiiing session will be held on the second Thursday     stolen cars in particular is        Fanwood-Scotch Plains YM-          ban youth centers).                size. It has been personally
 of each month at the Plainfield Avenue Administration           'off the paper," with the           CA since 1976, has resigned           Crutsinger said he accepted     and professionally gratifying
 Building, and the regular monthly public meetings svill be      stolen car record to date dur-      to assume a new position as        the new job with "bittersweet      to be a part of the activities
 held on the third Thursday of each month at Terrill Junior      ing five months of 1981             Executive Vice President for       feelings." He and his family       and to observe the growth of
 High.                                                           already topping the previous        Operations of the San An-          regret having to leave the         services, Crutsinger said,
                                                                 isvo years." In addition.           tonio, Texas YMCA, effec-          local area because they have       citing especially the rapid in-
                                                                 Parent i pointed out, !%vo          tive August 1st.                   developed warm relationships       crease in child-care and after-
                                                                 B&Es which occurred over
                              LOOK                               the past weekend took place
                                                                 while residents of two Pater-
                                                                                                        "It's a career step and a
                                                                                                     family move," Crutsinger
                                                                                                     said, noting that the return to
                                                                                                                                        and new friends through their
                                                                                                                                        YMCA work here, their com-
                                                                                                                                        munity activities and their
                                                                                                                                                                           school programs and the ser-
                                                                                                                                                                           vices to persons with han-
                                                                                                                                                                           dicaps and other im-
                              WHAT'S                             son Road households were
                                                                 asleep. Traditionally, the
                                                                 Scotch Plains and Fanwood
                                                                                                     Texas represents a return
                                                                                                     "home" for Larry and his
                                                                                                                                        church. "But it's a time in
                                                                                                                                        our family life and in my
                                                                                                                                                                           pairments. "Local volunteers
                                                                                                                                                                           and staff always go that 'ex-
                              NEW-                               break-aiid-eniry logs have
                                                                 shown that the vast majority
                                                                                                     wife, native Texans. Greater
                                                                                                     responsibility and new
                                                                                                     challenge are inherent in the
                                                                                                                                        carter advancement when we
                                                                                                                                        feel we must make the
                                                                                                                                        move," Larry stated.
                                                                                                                                                                           tra mile' to host Special
                                                                                                                                                                           Olympics events, and we've
       WEEKLY LISTING OF                                         of U&l-'s occur while people
                                                                 arc out - generally in the early
                                                                                                     new job, Crutsinger said. In          He cited as highlights of his
                                                                                                                                                                            all enjoyed watching the
                                                                                                                                                                            development In the lives of all
                                                                                                     San Antonio, he'll supervise
       NEW JERSEY STATE                                          evening hours. Documented
                                                                  B&l-s while people arc asleep
                                                                                                     operations of five area area
                                                                                                                                        career years here the
                                                                                                                                        "privilege of working" with
                                                                                                                                                                            local young people as they
                                                                                                                                                                            participated in YMCA sports
    LOTTERY PICK-IT NUMBERS.                                     are unusual - and of course
                                                                                                     YMCAs, a residence camp
                                                                                                     serving all of Central and
                                                                                                                                        committed and dedicated
                                                                                                                                        staff,     directors,      and
                                                                                                                                                                            programs and often went on
                                                                                                                                                                            to great accomplishments
                                                                 more alarminn due to the in-        Westerni Texas, and four ex-       volunteers. He feels that the            Continued on page 2