Letters To The Editor
Welcome Col. Hyatt
Vietnam will be brought closer to Farmingdale
this Friday morning when Colonel Robert Hyatt
will visit Weldon E. Howitt Junior High School to
address the students at an assembly.
The Colonel, wiU come here as a token of appreciation
for the humanitarian work that a Farmingdale
group has performed in behalf of the army
unit and the South Vietnamese people.
One year ago a group of 32 Farmingdale residents,
representing various civic, social and religious
organizations, banned together to help our
soldiers in Vietnam. The word came back that the
men did not need the help but that a particular
military unit engaged in a responsible and an unusual
task of paciriciation of the people when their
villages were freed from the Viet Cong, did need
commodities, and medicines etc.
The Vietnam Assistance Committee of Farmingdale
Inc ( VAC) went to work and filled the need.
Two military operations were named Farmingdale
one and Farmingdale two.
When word of the officers visit made the rounds
of the students, aU of whom will not be able to
attend, the buzzing started, " Can we attend, also 7',
was often heard in the halls of the school.
The hour long program will consist of a showing
of slides to go along with the first hand account
of what's going on in that part of the world
Happy anniversary to VAC.
Talking about students, more and more young
people are attending the monthly Farmingdale Public
Library Board of Trustees meetings. We're
glad to see that they are taking an active interest
in what is going on and how the meetings are
conducted. Members of the senior class particularly,
have been attending.
Before The Turkey
The football season is just about over which
should make many wives happy.
On Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, the Farming-dale
High School football team, which got off to
a slow start this year, will wind up the season
with a traditional non- league opponent when they
engage neighboring Bethpage.
Both the Farmingdale and Bethpage Kiwanis
clubs have gotten into the act by offering a trophy
to the first team which wins three of these traditional
annual games. Coach Don Snyder's team
has already won two of these games. A Daler win
on Thursday will insure permanent possession of
Why not take the family youngsters to the game
this Thursday morning at 10 a. m. just before the
Thanksgiving Day feast.
In Farmingdale it would help if residents would
not rake the leaves into the street an hour after the
village equipment and men have been through,
because with the miles of roads in the village,
chances are the crew wont be able to return to
that particular block or street for a week to ten
days. There is no sense having one's work of raking
Dear Frank and Caroline:
One of the brightest spots of
my campaign for reelection as
County Executive was your endorsement
in both the Farmingdale
and Massapequan Observer
publications. Please accept
my grateful thanks for your kind
expression of support.
We look forward to the next
three years with great enthusiasm.
We have many programs
that we want to implement for
the betterment of the people of
Nassau County. Our legislative
program during mis next year
will again attempt to relieve the
property taxpayer of an unfair
burden. We must go forward with
Sewer District Number Three,
which we have started with $ 55
million of Federal and State aid.
The expansion of Meadowbrook
Hospital is another must for the
ftrture. And we are going to proceed
with the John F. Kennedy
Civic Center because we believe
it is important to the economy
and the future of our County.
We will continue to make a big
effort to train and find jobs for
everyone in Nassau County who
i s employable. This is one of
our major goals for the next
three years. I look forward to
support from all our citizens
in bringing these programs to
S/ Eugene H. Nickerson
I want to complain about the
statement of a high ranking official
in the Republican Party
who in the November 9th edition
called the large Conservative
vote an anti- negro vote among
other things. We have negroes
in the Conservative Party.
There's not an abundance of them
because it takes education and
understanding, a slow task especially
when all they hear are
irresponsible, inaccurate statements
such as was just mentioned.
The Conservatives are
anti- liberal and there would appear
to be a general waking
up on the part of the people
and it is about time. Apathy
and complacency must end if
our nation is to survive.
Mrs. F. Owen
675 Parkside Blvd.
There are those in our community
who desire to play Monday
morning analyst without
knowing the true sentiments of
those they are trying to analyze.
The voters of this community
are tired of being deceived and
taxed and are seeking honesty
and integrity. One singular deception
was when the library
administration fought hard for a
$ 29,000 increase in the budget
when they already had $ 35,000 to
$ 40,000 that could have been
used to reduce the budget. Instead
of telling the voters that
this excess was available, the
trustees elected to improve the
property of an absentee landlord.
The many instances of blatant
fraud perpetuated on the voter-taxpayer
of this community is
being rectified by the ballot.
Guy Mo rone
119 Woodward Parkway
Letter to the Editor:
The recent campaign for Oyster
Bay Town offices has been
so filled with charges that effective
leadership by the elected
officials appears to be in jeopardy.
In order to assure effective
government, immediate action to
erase the strains of the election
The Southern part of the Town
will certainly have no representation
on the Town Board as
Mr. Roncallo must resign his
position as Councilman to assume
his new County office. This will
create a position in which the
Town Board will fill by appointment.
I suggest the appointment of
Joseph McPartlin to the Town
Board. A strong representative
of the Massapequas and the candidate
who received the most
number of voles town- wide after
the top three on the recent ballot.
His presence on the Board would
indicate, to the Town as a whole,
that the Town Board is interested
in local representation and will
recognize the preferences of the
James A. Rousmaniere
Oyster Bay Cove
Dear Caroline and Frank,
Permit me to thank your fine
paper for endorsing me for reelection
to the office of District
I would like also to express
through your paper my sincere
thanks to all of my friends in
the area served by your paper
for their loyalty and support
throughout the eight years I have
been honored to serve as a District
I shall resume the practice
of law on January 1, 1968.
Willis B. Carman
District Court Judge
To the Editor:
We would like to impress upon
the working newspapermen, as
well as the public, that the word
" Realtor" is a registered term
denoting a member of the National
Association of Real Estate
Boards. The term must be capitalized
and cannot be used to
indicate any other than members
of the National Association of
Real Estate Boards, of which
the Long Island Real Estate
Board, the mird largest real
estate board in the United
States— is an important member.
Herbert H. Bellringer,
Long I sland Real Estate Board
United States foreign policy
defies common sense. Restraint
in bombing North Vietnam has
been wimeld from the public. Only
recently, have we learned of
enemy targets being protected
by the present administration's
policy. For two years, there has
been a massive build- up of die
Viet Cong's air defense system.
Now, for the first time, we learn
mat the SAM missiles assembly
plant has been bombed. After the
enemy's missiles system has
been dispersed in operationing
positions, our pilots are sent to
destroy them at an enormous risk
to their lives and equipment.
Who influences the President
to follow such an insane policy?
McNamara and Dean Rusk. Bom
of these advisors are responsible
for " The surrender on the installment
plan" the White House
has been pursuing. Yes, surrender,
because anything less
than victory will be a surrender.
The blood, sweat and tears expended
in the Vietnam conflict
will have availed us naught because
the enemy we face respects
force and not weakness.
Francis A. Collins
The Senior Adult population
of Nassau County is over 100,000
and growing. Many of us are engaged
in offering services to this
important segment of our populace.
To do our best, we need
skill and knowledge.
In order to improve our services
for the Senior Adults in our
community, the Senior Center of
Nassau County is offering a
" Training Seminar in Community
Services with the Senior
Adult." In this seminar, we will
look into the physical, intellectual,
emotional and social aspects
of aging. We will discuss ways
to meet the needs of the aging
population through the use of
creative leisure- time programming.
The seminar will begin on F r i day,
December 1 at 9: 30 A. M. with
Dr. Emanuel Rodstein, attending
physician and attending cardiologist
of the Jewish Home and
Hospital for the Aged. He will
discuss " Understanding of the
Health Problems of the Older
Person." On Succeeding Fridays,
we will have other qualified
speakers to lead discussions
in other areas.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17
9: 30 a. m. Col. Robert A. Hyatt
speaks to Weldon E. Howitt
assembly " Experiences in
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18
10 a. m. District # 22 Board of
Education- appointed lay committee
on assessments meeting,
Weldon E. Howitt.
11 a. m. and 1 p. m. " All Hands
on Deck", a musical comedy
presented by Albany Ave. FT A
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 19
3 p. m. Norman Sullivan and
Charles Schmidt, Reminiscences
of Old Farmingdale, Farmingdale
- Bethpage Historical
Society, South Farmingdale
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 20
8: 30 p. m. District # 22 Board of
Education regular meeting,
Weldon E. Howitt. Open to
8 p. m. " New Innovations in Education",
Northedge PTA of
Plainedge school district.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 21
4 p. m. " Social Changes as Reflected
in Modern Literature
in Japan and Korea", lecture
by Dr. Changboh Chee, sponsored
by The South Oyster Bay
Supplementary Education Cent
e r " , Plainedge High School
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 23
9: 30 a. m. and 11: 15 a. m. Services
First Church of Christ
A poetry reading, sponsored
by the Friends Of The Farmingdale
Library was held at the
Main Street library and consisted
of original poetry and
prose reading by authors Jud-son
Dicks, Gus Franza, Vincente
Clements, David Conford and
Mick Schier. The authors contributors
to Lyrismos, a literary
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