This Sunday is graduation for over 2,200 high
school seniors in the OBSERVER readership area.
Like the parents and many friends of the graduates,
we too, are specially proud of those who are
Some of the graduates have made the news
during their high school days, either academically
or in the field of sports. Others have contributed
to the school or community good in various ways.
More than half of the graduates will continue to further
their education. Others will go into the business
world, while still others will enter the military
We wish all of them well and Godspeed.
The best of luck in your future endeavors.
We're sorry to see the curtailment of hours in the
Farmingdale Public Library due to the two recent
On S u n d a y s , the library was one of the
busier spots in the community, an innovation which
proved most popular to the whole family.
Beginning July 1, the library will no. longer be
open on Saturdays and Thursday and Friday closing
will be 5 p. m. instead of the former 9 a. m. to 9
p. m. schedule.
It's a shame that the recent defeat by 57 votes has
caused the Library Board to take this drastic action.
We hope they will see fit to resubmit the budget
as soon as they are able to restore these curtailments
and some of the others which they deemed
On the more pleasant side, it's nice to hear that
the Town will provide free bus transportation during
the summer to the various Community Parks.
The service will go into effect on July 3 and continue
to August 26, Monday through Saturday.
We'll try to provide a schedule for you by next
week. Meanwhile, you may call WA 2- 5800 for details.
1 THE WASHINGTON
i By Congressman
John W. Wydler
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Risking everything, one nation
in the Mid- East had the courage
to stand up against communist
aggression. The young nation of
Israel, ignoring advice to talk,
negotiate, confer, and wait, acted
instead to protect her homeland.
The result was an electrifying
victory for freedom over communism
in the Mid- east.
There are those who believe
that the Mid- east crisis was instigated
by the Soviet Union to
divert attention from Vietnam.
There are signs that the Soviet
Union, for the same purpose, is
reintroducing significant numbers
of missiles into Cuba and
equipping large " revolutionary"
forces in Latin America.
The Mid- east ploy failed. The
pressure in other parts of the
world will continue.
Our counter- move to this ac-t
i v i t y appears to be talk of
' building bridges" with communism.
These are to be trade
bridges on the theory that if we
give them our goods they will
leave us alone.
I remember Pearl Harbor.
Then we traded with the Japanese
until they attacked us. Trade did
not stop them. We have given
billions of dollars of aid to Nasser
and the Arab world. They
condemned us at the first opportunity
and broke off relations
with our Nation.
Trade bridges must have a
sound foundation and allow travel
in both directions. I recently
saw a display of captured communist-
supplied arms being used
against our men in Vietnam. I
cannot justify the extension of
most- favored- nation tariff treatment
to the communists who
The lesson in the Mid- east is
that free men are under attack
everywhere in the world. Under
these conditions, to grant our
enemies trading concessions is a
form of suicide. Love is important
between individuals but
it is not a factor in foreign
policy. Some of our policy makers
at the State Department seem
to be wee in the mold of international
To The Editor
I am protesting usage of my
husband's and my name without
permission in newspapers, dated
June 8, 1967, under the heading,
" An Open Letter to Residents
of School District 22."
As I did not support the library
budget and would never have
urged anyone tovote « ' Yes", this
appears to be another underhanded,
" The Friends of the Farmingdale
Library" to obtain votes.
If there is any legal action
availabe, I intend to use it to
the fullest extent.
What does the other side call
Dorothy P. Eovieco
137 Willard Ave.
P. S. I ask you to please print
this as I feel attention should
be called to the usage of names
without permission by the
Friends of the Library. I'm quite
sure my husband's and mine
could not have been the only ones.
Because it would be impossible
for me to write and to
thank everyone of the many
friends and former patients who
came to wish me well at my
retirement from employment, I
like to ask you to allow me to
express through your paper my
and my wife's sincere thanks
and appreciation for an unforgettable
evening which united the
whole community in truly neighborly
Albert N. Meyerstein, M. D.
May I also thank you for the
friendly biography published in
Over the past years, whenever
a letter writer sought to
expose the United Nations and
its various tenacles for being
a tool of the Communists, the
retort of its defenders harped
on one principal theme, that is,
" It is our last hope for Peace."
However, just recently, we have
witnessed a demonstration of
what one small Nation thinks of
that " Debating One'World" con-glomeratioa
If and when, the
United States turns over our
military power, our judicial system
and our very existence to the
United Nations, you may be sure
that we, in the United States,
will be treated just like any other
satellite of the communist dominated
World. Hats off to the
little Nation that said " Please
Big Brother, I'd rather do it
Francis A. Collins
To the Editor:
It's distressing! And discouraging!
After a few months of furor and
hulabaloo over an incident that
never should have occurred in the
first place, where are we now?
We got a little good, we got a lot
Fortunately the school budget was
passed. Now follows a year of suspense
to see if the school board got
the message the voters tried to
convey. We want a good education
for our children but let's be reasonable--
they dont have to have
everything gold- plated and presented
on silver platters. At
the rate we're going, only the drop
outs will have any concept of realism
in life. We should be on the
road to a cure of future teacher-shortages;
the way things are
pointed, the majority of our young
people should be rushing to get into
the profession, and who would
Fortunately the library budget was
defeated, which should serve notice
on that astute body that the days
of blank- checks and " do whatever
you like" are gone. And look what
else they got from the voters-- they
got Carl Gorton for five years. It
should be very interesting!
The conduct of the local press
throughout all this has been a little
distressing, however, and especially
after last week's epilogues.
One would think that the
issues were made up after they got
the copy from Mr. Gorton. This
whole situation has smelled of a
grandiose publicity stunt from the
start, and last week's issues just
emphasized the whole stinking
thing. You do the voters of Farm-
By Rep James Grover
For the past five years, I,
have been calling upon the administration
to re- evaluate this
nation's foreign aid program. I
have asked that we set a timetable
for the phasing- out of a
giveaway that has lasted for more
than two decades and that we act
immediately to cut off from
American aid any nation which
trades with the Red bloc and
particularly, any nation which
deals with North VietNam.
I have never been able to understand
the twisted reasoning which
can allow American funds to
help produce the weapons which
kill and maim American boys.
My annual survey of opinion in
the Second Congressional District
is now being tabulated and,
apparently, our residents agree
with this Congressman on the aid
question. Preliminary totals
show that a majority want aid
decreased, a significant minority
would like present levels maintained
and only seven per cent
favored an increase.
This is all by prelude to a
quick review of the Mid- East
crisis, which sawAmericanweap-ons;
pitted against American
weapons on both sides. We saw
Russian weapons, available partially
because this nation is
building economic ' bridges" to
Russia, beingabandonedby Egyptian
soldiers who could not have
been retreating so quickly were
it not for the American wheat
in their bellies. We saw Egyptian
President Nasser advance
the biggest lie of any dictator
since Hitler— the lie that America
and Britain were joining with
the Israelis in the conflict. Nasser
was the dictator we helped to
keep in power in the nation we
helped to feed.
There are those who might consider
it inconsistent in these
times for a Congressman to insist
that he represents the interests
of his district and of his
country, but this is my view. I
insist that we cannot buy friendship
with foreign aid. It appears
that we cannot even buy neutrality,
as witnessed by India's
sudden abandonment of neutrality
in the Mid- East crisis to side
with the Arabs. Perhaps the $ 9-
billion in aid which India has received
from the U. S. might better
have been spent on our own problems
of slum clearance, water
pollution or what have you?
I believe that our GIs in VietNam,
if they were asked their
views on economic aid, would
point to the Russian bullets and
the Russian planes which are
bleeding them and urge that we
cut off all aid to any nation which
trades with the Reds. I believe
that most Americans who have
studied the situation which led
to the Israeli- Arab conflict feel
that the Arabs precipitated their
own downfall because they felt
that their numbers and their
Russian weapons would carry
the day. It seems to me that
elemental self- interest requires
us to look at the world as it is,
rather than as we would like it
to be. Our dollars can be weapons
for peace, but not if we distribute
them with the Alice- in-
Wonderland frenzy of the past
Receive CAP Promotions
Three area residents, all
senior members in Nassau Composite
Squadron V, Civil Air Patrol
have recently been appointed
to new positions it was announced
by Captain Irving Friedman,
Lt. Leon Schmitt of Farming-dale,
formerly the Squadron Executive
Officer will now assume
duties as the Assistant Operations
Officer of the Long Island Group,
under the command of Lt. Col.
Howard L. Wirtz, also of Farmingdale.
Lieutenant Fred Doery of North
Massapequa, who had been the
Operations Officer for the squadron,
is now Check Pilot for the
Senior member Sherman Levitt
ingdale a grave injustice in labeling
the defeat of the library budget
as a victory for Carl Gorton. He
has some good points and some
very worthwhile objectives, one of
which was his opposition to this
budget, but that doesn't mean that
those of us who voted against the
budget endorse Mr. Gorton or his
The whole matter will be resolved
in October in court so why dont
we let the matter rest until then
and let the Judge conduct the trial.
During all this furor there was
quite a bit of good religious talk
about Christianity. Talking it is
very good, living it is even better.
Roy B. Jones
of Massapequa Park has been appointed
Testing Officer for Squadron
V. Levitt whose hobby is aircraft
mechanics, is a science
teacher and Audio- Visual Aids
Director of Woodward Parkway
The Civil Air Patrol is open to
senior members and students interested
in aerospace education
and flying orientation. Information
about the local unit may be
obtained by writing P. O. Box 460,
Two Dalers Honored
Two Farmingdale men were
among a group of 57 honored for
long- time service by Grumman
Aircraft Engineering Corporation
of Bethpage during the month
Elio C. Caprioglio of 30 Hillside
Road celebrated 30 years
with the aerospace company, and.
William F. Engerisser of 150
Hillside Road reached the 25
Linda Doris Belle of 77 Graham
St., Farmingdale, received
a certificate of membership in
Schools. From the Human
Resources School at Albertson.
She also received an award from
the P. T. A. for achieving the
best marks for four years in
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