Anniversary Celebrations at Temple Beth Sholom
Do you remember what happened 50 years ago? It was 1951. Humphrey Bogart received the Best Actor Oscar for The African Queen and Marlon Brando starred in A Streetcar Named Desire. The New York Yankees won the World Series, and Joe DiMaggio retired from baseball. The term "rock and roll" was coined, and the first direct distance dialed phone call was placed. The 22nd Amendment to the US Constitution limited the presidential term to two, and studies showed that fluoridated water reduced tooth decay. J. D. Salinger's Catcher in the Rye was published. A postage stamp cost three cents, gas was 20 cents a gallon, and the average home price was $16,000, but the average household income was $3,515 per year. In Meridian, Mississippi, Temple Beth Israel became the first Jewish congregation to allow women to perform the functions of a rabbi, and in Roslyn, New York, a group of 30 families got together and invited others to attend a Charter Convocation for the founding of a Liberal Conservative Jewish Center.
Community Party Endorses Durkin
On Wednesday, Jan. 24, the Clock Tower Party will hold its annual meeting at the Roslyn Village Hall. At the meeting, party leaders will recommend to its members that they nominate current Trustee John Durkin for mayor, and Trustee Nolan Myerson and Marta Genovese for the two open board of trustee positions. Ms. Genovese is currently chair of the Historic District Board.
Booster Hoopsters Attends Hofstra Contest
On Thursday, Dec. 21, Roslyn Booster Basketball Girls fourth and fifth grade division players and families were guests at the Hofstra Women's varsity vs. Georgia Tech basketball game played at Hofstra's new indoor arena. Players and parents were treated to an exciting see-saw battle that was decided by two points (76-74) on two foul shots by a Georgia Tech player with less than 30 seconds left in the game.
Legislative Majority Report