Editorial Letters To The Editor
The New York State Lottery is playing havoc with
local school budgets.
This week the Plainedge school district received
its first quarterly payment of $ 10,244 and at the
present rate will wind up with a little over $ 40,000
for the year. The school board budgeted $ 150,000 as
anticipated revenue from the lottery.
In School District 22 this past week, the news came
out that the board had budgeted $ 315,000 as anticipated
lottery revenue. Their first quarterly check
totalled approximately $ 14,000 which will leave them
a deficit of $ 250,000. at the present rate of anticipated
income from the state.
School District 23 is apparently not in trouble
from the state lottery because the Board anticipated
only a smaller portion of returns from the state's
The first two school boards will have to come up
with some suggested savings some where along the
line or wind up going in hock when the till runs dry.
Like so many others, we feel that the educational
lives of children and the finances needed for their
education should have not been left to the whims of
the gambling instinct. The State Legislature, instead
should have increased the per pupil state aid to education.
Makes so much more sense.
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Somehow we have to feel a little sorry for the
political candidate who is now campaigning in high
At several of the " Meet Your Candidate Nights",
the aggregation of Town and County officials for
office out numbered the audience.
Since most of the candidates have a series of
nightly appearances, they storm in; make their
pitch; and dash out for the next appointment.
One politician showed us his little black book
for the remaining two weeks of the campaign.
Practically every hour was filled by groups who
sought his appearance at their political gathering
and " 1 must be at workbefore 9 a. m. in the morning",
he said. We don't envy them. Italmost seems
like a waste of time, but then again, nothing beats
a face to face meeting. We hope that the apparent
apathy does not spill over to Election day.
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Every boy ages eight through thirteen years
will receive a personal invitation to join a Cub
Scout Pack or Boy Scout Troop during this month.
The invitation will be extended by the Nassau
County Council, Boy Scouts of America through
the school which the boy attends. The " Join Now"
effort will be highlighted in a massive School
Night for Scouting to be conducted in most elementary
schools in the county on the evening of
Tuesday, October 24th.
Invitations will carry specific information as
to which school the boy and his family should go
to join a particular neighborhood or community
Boys eight, nine, and ten years of age and their
families are invited to join a Cub Pack which is
dedicated to providing homecentered activity which
affords program content of mutual interest to both
boys and parents.
A boy of eleven, twelve or thirteen joins a Boy
Scout Troop which carried on an advancement
program built around the out- of- doors and is so
designed that it permits boys to associate with
men of character.
For information about joining dial 746- 8282.
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The League of Women Voters
has concluded that the proposed
Constitution falls far short of
what a simplified, modern Constitution
in the year 1967 should
For example, the League,
throughout its study of education
in New York State, has stressed
flexibility as an important component
of any formula for apportioning
to the changing needs of local
districts and statewide financial
picture are achieved by permitting
the Legislature to adjust
the formula as necessary and not
freezing the formula into the Constitution
where it will soon become
obsolete and outmoded. The
League has no position on the
use of registration as a basis
for State aid and is objecting
only to its inclusion in the Constitution.
This is one example why the
League of Women Voters urges
all to vote " NO" on Question
# 1 on November 7th. This will
mean the defeat of the proposed
Constitution. Changes we may
want in our State government
can then be made by laws passed
by the Legislature or by amendments
which must be approved
by the voters.
Mrs. Leonard Wasserman
League of Women Voters
of the Town of Oyster Bay
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20
12: 30 p. m. La Grange. Babylon
Town Republican luncheon
8: 30 p. m. Farmingdale Republican
Dance, Sons of Italy Hall
8: 30 p. m. Reception for international
Farmingdale Rotary Club,
Farmingdale Women's Club,
St. Luke's Parish Hall
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21
9: 30 a. m. Cultural Arts program
of Farmingdale Youth Council,
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22
2: 30 p. m. Dedication of new fire
house of Farmingdale Fire
District, corner of Merritt
Road and Beverly Road, South
MONDAY, OCTOBER 23
8: 30 p. m. Reading Abilities panel,
Main Street, PTA
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 24
8: 15 to 10 p. m. School Night for
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25
9 a. m. to 11 a. m. Learning Festival,
Albany Avenue PTA
The Farmingdale Fire Department
under Chief William Sisco
last week provided the kindergarten
children of Northside Elementary
School with a pumper
truck which was parked outside
Mrs. Margaret Blane, Mrs.
Alana Sicari, and Mrs. Jean
Willenbrock, the kindergarten
staff at Northside, were assisted
by Gerard McLaughlin of the
Farmingdale Fire Department in
displaying the equipment to the
children to highlight the school's
observance of Fire Prevention
Nets $ 7,045
Walter E. Van der Waag. A-merican
Cancer Society Crusade
Chairman for the Nassau Division
announced today that Farmingdale
raised $ 7,045 in the Nassau
Division's 1967 Educational
and Fund Raising Crusade which
ended August 31st. The total
represents 121% of the quota set
for this community.
Sico AtM. l. T.
Thomas Sico, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Thomas Sico Jr. of 66 Louis
Drive, Farmingdale is a Freshman
at the Massachusetts Institute
The U. S. Department of Labor
states that there are twice as
many people working at two jobs
as there are people who are
unemployed. At no time since the
Korean War has the Federal Budget
on a national- income- account
basis been in deficit under full-employment
year President Johnson asked the
House to raise the debt limit from
$ 330 billion to $ 336 billion. The
deficit spending program has put
our living cost at an all time
high # and our gold reserve to another
new 29 year low. Betty
Furness has been hi red by President
Johnson, the present day
Robin'Hood, to smoke screen
his administration's role in the
cost of living increases. The
present fiscal insanity can be
halted, providing voters indicate
their displeasure at election
Francis A. Collins.
To My Friends:
I wish to publicly express my
heartfelt gratitude to those who
have indicated support and sympathy
by word, letter, prayer and
deed in our common battle for decency
and responsibility in our
community and country.
To those who are dismayed
by the manner in which " justice"
is dispensed in our courts
today, I can only say " Let not
your hearts be troubled." I am
confident of ultimately obtaining
justice, if not by the courts of
men, then before the judgment
seat of God.
Meanwhile, let us not waver,
but rather multiply our efforts
so that we may at least claim to
have fought the good fight A
couplet, remembered from my
childhood home where it was
prominently displayed, has ever
more meaning as we face the
dark days ahead: " Only one life,
twill soon be past; Only what's
done for Christ will last."
The " liberal" clique in Farmingdale
has reached the limits
of its influence. The apathetic,
conservative element is finally
awakening from a long slumber.
Let us now get on with the
gruelling, but rewarding task of
educating ourselves and others,
as God grants us the time. Let us
not engage in wasteful complaint
about how bad things are as we
watch the news and then gullibly
listen as government tells us
soothingly how it will solve all
our problems ( with just a little
more tax money, of course). The
fact of the matter is thatgovern-ment
is now part of the problem
and not part of the solution.
We deserve the kind of government
we get and the more we r e linquish
our individual responsibilities
to this " fearfulmaster,"
in like measure we shall lose our
liberty. Let us, with renewed
faith and determination keep our
Republic one nation under God,
with Liberty and Justice for ALL.
Your ' criminal' Trustee,
By RepJames Grover
If anyone had to state in one
sentence the central problem
which this nation faces in the
poverty field, it would probably
go something like this: " We've
got to get the poor off the welfare
rolls and into gainful employment.'
When you find a job for a man
or woman now receiving relief
funds, you do more than save
the taxpayers the cost of supporting
the adult recipients and
their dependents. You're also
providing something that money
can't buy— a pride in one's self
and a sense of accomplishment.
If, indeed, our major problem
is finding work for the poor and
the untrained, it would be well
for the various government agencies
which are concerned with the
problem to take a look at this
nation's immigration policies.
There are many thousands of immigrants
who have waited for
long periods to be reunited with
their families. Let's take the figures
for our own state. Figures
on the aliens who were given work
permits to enter New York almost
overnight during the period between
July 1, 1966, and June 30,
• 4967, are most revealing. Of
the total of 22,826 aliens who
came into New York State during
this period — and they must
have jobs waiting for them--
about half, 11,054, came to work
in service jobs. In plain language,
they came to work for
New York State families as
maids, to care for children, to
I don't believe that there is
such a thing in this nation as a
job that requires no skill. Being
a house- keeper, working as a
maid, caring for children — all
of these require a knowledge
of home- making procedures, how
to deal with people, and so forth.
But these are not skills which
are beyond the grasp of the average
woman, even if she requires
some instruction in home-making.
It appears that the greatest
number of these maids, 3,889,
came into the state from Jamaica.
It also appears that many of them
do not stay for any length of time
in the place at which they were
I am not trying to indicate that
immigration to fill jobs in this
state is a racket. Many of the
professional personnel who emigrated
fill a need which we cannot
fill from our own labor force.
I, for example, am trying to expedite
the entry into the Second
District of a Brazilian guitar
maker, who is one of only seven
men in the world who have a-chieved
his particular skills.
But many of the arrivals were
in the clerical or sales category,
farmers, fishermen, machine
trades, construction workers,
I am submitting these figures
to the House Judiciary Committee
with the request that they check
our immigration policies to see
whether certain job categories
could not be more t i g h t 1 y
screened and, in other areas, to
expedite the reuniting of families.
If there are job opportunities
in this nation for the relatively
unskilled, should we not be filling
these positions with our own
people? Does it make sense to
make America the Land of Opportunity
for those in other countries
and to fail to provide these
opportunities for our own people?
Marietta E. Marino who r e sided
at 6 Larkspur Court, Farmingdale
passed on at Mid Island
Hospital. She is survived by her
husband, Pat, who owns a meat
market on Main Street, Farmingdale.
She is also survived by
children, Phillip J., Paul R., and
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John H. Hampton Jr., died suddenly
while visiting in Santa Anna,
California. He resided at 217
Yoakum Avenue, Farmingdale.
He was a retired railroad engineer,
and was a member of the
Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers.
He is survived by a
daughter Jean Bransky, son John
H. Ill, also five grandchildren,
step- mother, five sisters and
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James V. Giammarinar of 217
Staple Street, Farmingdale,
passed on Monday at New Brunswick
Hospital, Amityville. He is
survived by his wife, Santa,
daughter Janet Recca, three sisters,
Katherine Scuito, Frances
Azzaro, Josephine Santangelo;
two brothers, Barney and Frank.
The funeral is under the direction
of Arthur F. White.
Farmingdale OBSERVER Thursday, October 19, 1967
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