Wydler Bill Would Halt Dr. Cook Surprised At Petito
Cigarette Smuggling Reaction To Master Plan
Congressman John W. Wydler
has introduced a BillinCongress
which would restore $ 40 million
in New York State taxes and $ 20
million in New York City taxes
by stopping the smuggling of
untaxed cigarettes into the State
of New York.
The Bill, co- sponsored by Congressman
Wydler, would provide
each state the opportunity to collect
the taxes on cigarettes to be
sold within its borders directly
from the manufacturer, before
the syndicate and organized
crime has an opportunity to obtain
cigarettes to smuggle.
Specifically, it would direct
each cigarette manufacturer and
importer to stamy < 3achcigarette
pack before distribution with the
name of the state in which it is
to be sold, and to authorize the
Secretary of the Treasury, upon
request of the state or city with
a population of o/ er 1,000,000
people, to collect the cigarette
tax on behalf of tha state or
•• My Bill would not only restore
many millions to American taxpayers
but would also be a significant
step in the fight against
organized crime," Wydler said.
" It is my opinion that by this sort
of creative federalism, where our
national government seeks ways
to assist and promote the tax collecting
function of the state
through mutually voluntary cooperation,
we can best solve the
problems that beset state and local
" In recent years there has been
an alarming increase in the
smuggling of great quantities of
cigarettes across state lines
aimed at evading payment of the
legitimate taxes imposed on cigarettes
by the various states and
cities. In a state like New York,
for example, where 16 cents of
the cost of every pack of cigarettes
goes for state, local, and
sales taxes, a cigarette bootlegger
can undersell the
legitimate merchants and make
an impressive profit from the
illegal sale. He does this by
buying cheap in states with little
or no cigarette taxes, such as
North Carolina, and smuggling
them into New York State."
" My Bill would bringthis practice
to an end," Wydler concluded.
" It would increase tax
collections without imposing new
and additional taxes."
Dr. Edward J. Cook, Chairman
of the Development and
Planning Action Commission of
the Town of Oyster Bay, expressed
his surprise that Supervisor
Michael N. Petito had
publicly questioned the adequacy
of the Master Plan for the Town.
A draft of the proposed plan, prepared
by Seymour Stillman, a
professional planning consultant,
under the supervision of the
Planning' Commission was attacked
by Petito as a " sham."
Dr. Cook explained that during
the last two years each chapter
of the Master Plan had been
forwarded to the Town Board, of
which Petito is a member, with a
request for comments and suggestions.
At no time were any
adverse comments forthcoming
from Petito or other members of
Dr. Cook further commented
that the completed draft of the
Master Plan had been submitted
to the Town Board in June of
this year for its review and
consideration. At that time he
assured the Town Board that the
Commission would not complete
the plan until consideration was
given to all suggestions and comments
from members of the
Board, as well as from interested
civic groups and individuals.
Cook expressed himself as unable
to understand why. Petito
chose to suggest publicly that
the plan was " the most complete
deception I have ever come
across' in view of the tact that
the Supervisor was aware of
each step taken in the preparation
of the draft and had been
offered every orderly channel
to express his dissatifaction and
The Development and Planning
Action Commission is made up
of six residents of the Town
of Oyster Bay. Dr. Cook, is a
Professor of Economics and Director
of the Division of Business
Administration at C. W. Post
College. Dr. Cook, who is not
a resident of the Town, serves
as Chairman. The Development
and Planning Action Commission
was created by the Town Board in
Red Cross Seeks Chamber ' Forward Month'
1 1 S 5 5 ! i 5 ! f e Concludes With Mass Meeting
Plastic Replaces Paint
On County Roads
There's a safer, cheaper,
brighter stripe being " painted"
down Nassau's 460 miles of
In fact, it's not paint but plastic,
thermoplastic to be accurate,
a substance that clings
to roads and more efficiently
resists rain and traffic wear.
" Ordinary paint, County Executive
Eugene Nickerson said4
" has to be renewed on highways
three or four times a year.
This disrupts traffic, requires
more work crews and costs
more money. Thermoplastic
stripes last from three to five
years depending on traffic volume
The savings to the county,
Nickerson said, average about
$ 75,000 a year.
Because thermoplastic is thick
water runs right off it. By contrast,
water will cling to paint
and interferes with headlight r e flection.
holds the small glass reflector
beads mixed in better than paint.
Motorists thus get a better view
of the stripe.
Snow control methods and materials
erode paint lines rapidly.
Often, these cannot be
restored until the spring. Plastic
coating endures all weather
conditions much more successfully.
The plastic dries almost immediately
upon application and
this lessens traffic tie- ups while
it is being applied.
Paint is said to be 2.8 times
as costly to use as thermoplastic.
Major county roads which have
already received plastic coating
over most of their mileage are
Old Country Road, Glen Cove
Road, Stewart Avenue ( Garden
City), Merrick Avenue, and the
Long Island Expressway north
and south service roads.
Among the 124 miles of road
to be done in the next year
will be South Oyster Bay Road.
For over fifty years, the Red
Cross has helped the sick and
wounded of the military and their
families in UJS. military hospitals
and on military installations
around the world.
This week it was announced
that there is a need for personnel
in many of the services in
From a staff of only 37 Field
Directors in July 1965, the Red
Cross has increased its personnel
now to more than 300, to
keep pace with combat forces
sent to Vietnam. With the a c celeration
of the war effort, the
rapid increase of military forces
in Vietnam and the deployment
of combat troops, the need for
more Field Directors is acute.
Military Hospitals in Vietnam
are also in need of personnel.
Red Cross staff members work
with doctors, nurses and others
in more than 100 hospitals.
Basically, their services in hospitals
a r e divided into two types—
social work and recreation.
The Red Cross has many openings
for both men and women.
If you a r e interested in helping
members of the armed forces in
Vietnam, call the Nassau County
Chapter of the American Red
Cross, Pioneer 7- 3500 - ext. 57-
for an appointment to come in and
discuss the various services
which the Red Cross renders to
the military, and which, with your
help, can make their job a little
easier. Serving with the Red
Cross in Vietnam is a very r e warding
New Phone Company Service
A new apartment house telephone
service that permits tenants
to open a locked lobby door
through their regular telephones
was announced this week by New
The new service works like
this: A specially designed Touch-
Tone wall telephone is mounted
in the lobby wall so that the
visitor can ring the tenant's telephone
The visitor looks up the tenant's
dial code — a three- digit
number — on the building directory,
picks up the receiver
and pulses the three digits.
A distinctively timed ring indicates
to the tenant that this
is a lobby call rather than a
regular phone call. If his line
is busy when the lobby call is
placed, the tenant hears a tone
over his conversation indicating
" Growing Plants from Avocado
and Grapefruit" will be the program
topic of me Massapequa
Park Garden Club on Wednesday,
September 20 at 8: 15 p. ui.
at Village Hall, Front Street,
He may hold his other call
by momentarily depressing the
switchhook once, talk to the person
at the lobby phone and admit
him by dialing one digit —
the number 4. Then he may
return to his original call by
momentarily depressing the
The company said that no additional
wiring or equipment is
needed in the apartments. Also,
this service has the advantage
of permitting the tenant to answer
the door from any telephone
extension in the apartment.
This is especially helpful
to a person confined to bed,
or to the handicapped.
Boy Scout Stephen L. Parachine was honored for having attained
the rank of Eagle Scout by a recent ceremony held at the
Veterans of Foreign Wars Corp. George Benker Jr » Post No.
516 in Farmingdalc Present at the plaque award were scoutmaster
Robert Ledford of Troop 711, Gilbert L. l'arachini, the
father of Fagle Scout Stephen, Commander Fred Wuerth, and
Post Commander I^ ouis Nuzzi, Post officer for the Boy Scouts.
A special meeting to climax
the month- long " Massapequa
Forward Month" program of the
Massapequa Chamber of Commerce
will be held on Tuesday,
September 12 at 8 p. m. at the
Massapequa High School auditorium.
The program will center a-round
the theme of " Community
Pride and Crime Prevention' ,
according to chairman Gil Lewis
and Bruno Andrews, Vice President.
A color sound film entitled
" A Tale of four Cities" will
be shown as well as remarks
from prominent member of the
clergy, government and school
A presentation of an award for
law enforcement will be made
as well as a presentation of an
award for the best essay on the
subject, A mobile narcotics unit
will also be on display at the
The general public is invited.
Brochure Explains Vietnam Veterans Rights
Thousands of returning Vietnam
veterans of earlier wars, or their
families and survivors may not
be fully informed of their rights,
Nassau County Executive Eugene
Nickerson said this week.
" The Cold War G. I. Bill of
Rights represents a forward
step," Nickerson said, 4< but it
cannot help the veteran who does
not know what the law contains."
Two new brochures published
by Nassau County will help keep
veterans advised of their rights,
Nickerson said. Published before
enactment of the new Cold War
bill, they will be updated to include
the new information.
Distributed by the County's
Veterans Service Agency, the
pamphlets cover disability be-efits,
pensions, indemnity compensation
payable to widows and
children, education, scholarships,
non- service connected death pension,
care, counseling, loans, burial,
voting, civil service, and real
estate property tax exemption.
How to proceed
Moving ahead in today's dynamic world
of business requires constant expansion of
your personal knowledge. By taking
Evening Business Courses at C. W. Post,
you'll be ready at " moving" time.
EVENING BUSINESS COURSES INCLUDE:
Intro. & Advanced Economics Business Research
Money & Banking
Elements of Investments
Personnel & Labor Relations
Sales Management and many more courses in Finance,
Management Personnel Management, Real Estate
Principles of Retailing
Principles of Advertising
C. W. Post also offers a complete evening program in
Engineering Science and a wide selection of non- credit
courses as well as liberal arts programs leading to
undergraduate and graduate degrees.
Many courses are also available at the
Brentwood Extension Center.
Register: September 7- 12. Classes start September 14.
For complete catalog phone ( 516) MA 6- 1200 or
( 516) MA 6- 1250 or write or visit the Evening
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