' Still Time To Convene
Special Session'; Nick
County Executive Eugene Nick-erson
says Governor Rockefeller
still has time to convene a special
legislative session to grant relief
to property taxpayers in Nassau's
hard- pressed school districts.
In a letter to the Governor,
Nickerson termed grossly inadequate
state aid payments
averaging $ 300 per child when
the full cost of this County of
educating a child is about $ 1,000.
He asked for a " drastic increase"
in the state aid formula.
The Governor " should be impelled
by a heightened sense of
urgency," Nickerson wrote, particularly
as " the receipts from
the sale of lottery tickets have
proved to be disappointing and
far below the ( State's) rosey estimates."
The Nassau Executive, who
twice in recent months has urged
Rockefeller to call a Special
Session, said school districts
here can delay until August 15th
their budget and tax rate submissions
to the County Board
of Assessors. Therefore, Nickerson
says, there is still time
for the State to increase its aid
formula to assist property taxpayers
bear the load.
Nickerson said " the Governor
just cannot walk away from this
situation leaving the property
taxpayers holding an empty bag."
He called attention to his statements
made earlier in the year,
and those of major educational
organizations, which warned that
the lottery " would not solve the
The school districts' tax rates
are skyrocketing throughout Nassau
and Suffolk Counties, rising
higher and higher with no prospect
for relief unless the
Governor acts, Nickerson contends.
The program for the employment of handicapped persons in the Town of Oyster Bay was inaugurated
at the Marjorie R. Post Community Park in Massapequa, when John P. Carter, ( left)
began work as attendant at the Olympic- sized pool. Councilman Angelo D. Roncallo, who advocated
the program, welcomed Carter as did Mrs. Marge Caccavale, head attendant at the pool.
Gleason Named To Bank Presidency
Town Hires Young People,
Handicapped For Program
Franklin in 1956 as a vice president,
heading the bank's Business
In 1964, he became president
of the Suffolk County Division,
subsequently expanded to embrace
all of Long Island, responsible
for loans, deposits and operations
of the Division's 56
Currently president of the Long
Island Association of Commerce
and Industry, he also heads, or is
a member of, numerous community,
professional and government
organizations. In 1562, he was
elected Businessman of the Year
by the Long Island Electronics
The Gleason's have two sons.
The youngest is a 19- year- old
sophomore at Notre Dame; the
eldest, 22, a June 1967 Notre
Dame graduate, enters Washington
and Lee University School of
Law this fall.
Town Supervisor Michael N.
Petito this week approved the
hiring of a number of young people
for the Town's Summer Beau -
tification program which included
several physically handicapped
youths. The Board two weeks ago
approved Petito's plan to hire
handicapped youngsters for summer
programs and also gave approval
to considering for the
Beautification program those
students who had shown an interest
in conservation by their
selection of school curriculum.
A third Petito proposal given
Board approval was the Municipal
Youth Service Corps under
which students would take various
unsalaried positions for the summer
in Town Departments to gain
greater knowledge of fields they
intended to pursue for future
Petito stated: " The hiring of
young people with a deep interest
in certain areas of government
should always be assisted by local
officials. I also am happy to see
physically handicapped youngsters
being hired in our Beau-tification
program and I feel that
with this action, we are in a
position to provide a more meaningful
summer employment program
for our Town youth in the
years to come."
Harold V„ Gleason, of 94 Ocean
Avenue, Massapequa, was named
to succeed Paul E„ Prosswim-mer
as president of Franklin
National Bank when Prosswim-mer
reaches the bank's compulsory
retirement age of 65 later
this year. Gleason was also
elected a member of the board
of directors, effective immediately.
The announcement was made
by Arthur T. Roth, chairman
and chief executive officer after
the first regular meeting of the
board of directors of the bank
following its merger of Federation
Bank & Trust Company,
which became effective on
A graduate of the Graduate
School of Banking at Rutgers
University, Gleason's banking
career began in 1936 at Hamburg
Savings Bank. He joined
Several Streets In For
Councilman Angelo D. Roncallo will be installed on Walnut Place,
Former Member Gives
announced several Massapequa
street lighting changes which he
recommended to the Town Board.
An old light will be removed
and a new 400 watt mercury vapor
light will be installed on River-dale
Two 250 candlepower lights
will be installed, with globe, on
Bayview Place, west of Clocks
A new 250 candlepower light
will be installed on North Toronto
An old light will be removed
on Roosevelt Avenue and a new
250 candlepower light will be
A new 250 candlepower light
Town Clerk William B. O'Keefe
said that he had placed all orders
with the lighting company.
This Sunday, the free Bible
discourse to be given by the
Amityville Congregation of Jehovah's
Witnesses will be entitled
" The Bible A Divine
John Roister, a former member
of the Amityville Congregation
and a full time minister, will be
The public is invited to attend
the one hour discourse at 10 a. m.
at 900 Clocks Blvd., Amityville.
Technician Works, Awaits
Since 1957, Edward Vock of
4058 Wicks Ave., North Massapequa
had spent two evenings a
week and every Saturday at the
George Mercer Memorial School
of Theology in Garden City.
The decade- long period of
schooling ended recently when
the 40- year- old New York Telephone
technician was admitted to
the Deaconate of the Episcopal
Church. He was made a deacon
by Bishop Jonathan G. Sherman
and will be ordained a priest in
the Episcopal Church before the
end of the year.
Mr. Vock said that much of the
credit for his getting through
school b> longi to his wife, Nancy,
because ui her understanding and
sacrifices. " She pretty well
raised our three children, Karen,
14, Edward, 12, and Frank, 10,"
he pointed out.
" My co- workers and supervisors
at the Levittown central
office building also were wonderful
to me," he said. " Some of
the men would swap days with
me so I could attend class. All
of them gave me help and encouragement
when the going got
rough. For example, Don Willis,
a switchman now working in Wan-tagh,
used to help me prepare
for quizzes on the Old Testament."
Mr. Vock, who has been with
New York Telephone for 19 years,
expects to leave the central office
within the next few months
to become the pastor of a church
in the northeastern part of the
The Vock's have lived in North
Massapequa for 14 years.
F^ roj. infc^ & Q, ,1,967
Technician Edward Vock of Massapequa wires in a connection at a New
York Telephone central office while awaiting assignment to a church as a
pastor. After ten years of study, he recently was made a deacon in the Episcopal
Church and he will be ordained a priest before the end of the year. Meanwhile,
he is continuing to work on the switching frames of the company's
Levittown central office.
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