50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY
The United States Department of Education denied funding to 12 southern school districts it said violated the 1964 Civil Rights Act.
Busch Memorial Stadium in St. Louis opened and the Cardinals won a 12-inning game, 4-3, beating the Atlanta Braves.
Tens of thousands of antiwar protesters picketed the White House prior to a rally at the Washington Monument.
Actor Stephen Baldwin was born.
The Rolling Stones released “Paint It Black.”
And on Shelter Island … (more…)
50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY
The Soviet Union launched Luna 10 on a three-day journey to become the first to place a man-made object into orbit around the moon. (more…)
JULIE LANE PHOTO | Student interns, from left, Aidan Mysliborski, Adrian Sulahian and Zach Renault discuss their internship program Preserve with teacher Michelle Corbett.
There are no good jobs on Shelter Island.
That’s what many young people tell you, but a small contingent of high school students, involved in the first year of the school’s internship program, are ready to dispute that theory, expressing their delight in the wide number of opportunities they’ve experienced in both the private and public sectors. (more…)
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO | Tristan Wissemann
Standing outside the high school gym near the display case that holds seven 1,000-point game basketballs and across from the Hall of Fame case, Coach Jay Card Jr. described what motivated him to excel as a coach and player during his own distinguished varsity basketball career.
“Children walk down this hallway everyday and they look into that case, and think to themselves, ‘I’d like to have my name on that wall,’” he said. “Those names are an inspiration.” (more…)
JULIE LANE PHOTO Maurice “Tut” Tuttle is celebrating 65 years as an active member of the Shelter Island Fire Department.
His dream of serving his community as a firefighter had its beginning when he was a boy living by South Ferry, seeing lights in the sky from flames consuming the Prospect Hotel.
But Maurice “Tut” Tuttle’s commitment to service was solidified later, when his friend, Tom Young, inspired him to join the Shelter Island Fire Department.
Harry Truman was president, the average price of a new house was $9,000, a new car cost $1,500 and putting gas in it cost 19 cents a gallon. It was 1951 and Mr. Tuttle was an 18-year-old high school senior. (more…)