The Concordian, November 1954
This Month, meet the Column Editor of the Concordian, her husband, and her children. The husband — Donald Cleary. The wife — Pat Cleary. The address – 633 Alwick Avenue.
Don was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., but states that the hospital just happened to be there. His family was actually residing in Queens. He is a graduate of John Adams High School in Queens; attended RCA Institutes, Inc. and is now studying Engineering at Brooklyn Polytechnical Institute.
He served with the Army Signal Corps from May 1941 to October 1945 as a Technical Sergeant and spent a good bit of this time in England, Ireland and Scotland.
Don is employed by the firm of Hogan Laboratory and does electrical engineering. His interests include amateur radio transmitting (a “Ham” to the initiates) and plugging for the N.Y. Yanks. At the personal invitation of his boss, John Vincent Lawless Hogan, he became a member of the Institute of Radio Engineers.
Pat was born in Jamaica, L.I. and attended Bishop McDonnell High School in Brooklyn and Miss Dunbar’s School of Business. While in High School she was a member of Sigma Gamma Phi Sorority.
Before her marriage, Pat was employed as Secretary to the Eastern District Manager of the Dayton Pump and Manufacturing Company.
In her spare time, Pat assists in soliciting funds for the Red Cross.
Don and Pat were married in May 1947. Their two children are Kathie, 5 1/2 years and Peggy, 2 years.
Thank You, Gentlemen
In recent issues, the CONCORDIAN has had occasion to point with mixture of disappointment and anger to what appeared to be the indifference of town officials to the obvious danger of children and untended fires, one official said, quite simply, “Tell the children to keep away.”
Much Ado About Something
In the news pages of this issue, you will find a complete report of Reporter Pat Cleary’s investigation into the matter of the unused foundations and the trash piles in and around them.
Mr. Siegel Makes a Point
We have told the story as it happened and was told to us and have tried not to put editorial emphasis on any of the facts. Nevertheless, the facts themselves seem so crystal clear that in their light, Mr. Siegel comes off as a man with a job to do.
Foundations Become Town Issue
Long Island Home Builders Institute, Inc., offers feeble reply to CONCORDIAN reporter Pat Cleary.
LAST MINUTE F-L-A-S-H-E-S
In response to a letter from the CONCORDIAN outlining the hazards of the unused foundations and asking for help in protecting Concord villagers therefrom, the Long Island Home Builders Institute, Inc., has just replied to CONCORDIAN reporter Pat Cleary as follows:
Come Out of the Basement
Editor Lawrence Elliot’s predictions for 1955. (Hint: Whatever Lola wants, Lola gets.)
Unused Foundations Remain a Menace
With the blessings of Captain Kangaroo, Pat Cleary takes on the Long Island mob.
Concordian Editor Resigns
Bob Keeshan, editor of the Concordian since its inception, is leaving his post for a tremendous job with WABC-TV.
Wish You’d Stop Being So Good to Me, Captain
Was Captain Kangaroo really a Captain, or just some clown on TV?