Town Will Provide Free Bus
Transportation To Parks
The Town of Oyster Bay will
provide residents with free bus
transportation to the four community
parks starting July 3 and
continuing through August 26.
A Town spokesman said that
the project was initiated to held
senior citizens and teenagers- who
do not have access to automobiles
to avail themselves of the
Town's four community parks and
The Recreation Department
planned for the eventuality of bus
transportation in drawing up its
budget last year since many residents
complained that their
youngsters and elderly found it
difficult getting to the parks, so
stated Councilman Ralph Marino.
" Many have no cars and others
with automobiles need them to
travel to work."
Three or four loops will be
made to each park with prescribed
stops indicated in a
transportation brochure that will
be available at the parks and at
libraries throughout the community.
Each bus serving the community
parks will bear Town of
Oyster Bay insignias for the convenience
of the residents.
The anticipated cost for this
service, provided for in the r e creation
budget, is about $ 10,000.
There are two routes in Beth-page
and three in the other communities
-- Plainview, Syosset
and Massapequa. Bus service
will be provided Monday through
Hear Application For Athletic Club
The Town Board heard the application
of Eljon Enterprises
Inc. to establish an athletic club
on Broadway and Jerusalem Avenue,
The petitioner stated that the
building is virtually completed
and was originally intended as
an office building.^ Attorney John
T. Sullivan, who appeared for the
petitioner, stated that the building
was built on the belief that
it would be leased to an insurance
company but that the
arrangement failed to materialize.
Sufficient interest to establish
an athletic club was contended
The athletic club would include
a meeting hall, two auditoriums,
a cocktail lounge and
a swimming pool.
Councilman Angeio Roncallo
questioned the petitioner on off
street parking plans. He
explained that the proximity of
two temples and several schools
in that area already posed traffic
The petitioner claimed provisions
for 73 parking spaces
when only 64 were required.
A Thomas B. Bartley presented
a 314 name petition against the
request because he claimed it
would devaluate nearby properties.
Several residents contended
that the building was intended
as an athletic club from the
A first petition, submitted
several months ago called for a
cafeteria which was omitted in
the present application.
The Board reserved decision.
TOB Beaches, Parks Offer
Free Swim Instructions
Oyster Bay Town's beaches
and parks will again offer free
swimming instructions to Town
residents starting July 3.
Registration for both the beach
and park swimming instruction
courses will be held during the
week of June 26 - June 30.
Edward F. Brickell, Superintendent
of Beaches, said that
registration will be held from
10 a. m. to 12 noon and 2 - 4 p. m.
at Stehli Beach, Centre Island
Beach, Beekman Beach, Tappen
Beach, Florence Avenue Beach
and Tobay Beach.
The sessions -- July 3 - 2 8
and July 31 to August 25 --
are divided into beginners, advanced
beginners, swimmers, intermediate
and life saving classes.
Schedules are staggered to include
both morning and afternoon
sessions for both youngsters and
adults. American Red Cross certificates
are issued all those successfully
completing course. A
complete schedule of the hours
will be made available during r e gistration.
Plainedge To Go On Summer
A general discussion was held
at the Plainedge Board of Education
meeting Thursday night whether
to go on austerity budget or
to resubmit at a latter date a budget.
No decision was reached.
Albert N. Ferrari, President
of OPEN( Organization for Plain-edge
Educational Needs) had submitted
a letter requesting that a
voter approved legal minimum
budget was preferred to a mandated
The Board did, however, adopt
a motion initiated by Trustee
Irving Kleinman to go on an austerity
budget for the summer
Calls For Stepped
Up ' War On Crime'
Nassau County Executive Eugene
Nicker son calied for a
stepped- up « « war on crime"
throughout New York.
" In our state government,"
he said, " there is no central
driving force responsible for
the War on Crime. One do/ en
independent state agencies scatter
their forces while the crime
rate climbs higher each year."
" Our State's lack of effective
organization for law enforcement
is in sharp contrast with the Federal
Government, whose Department
of Justice provides an integrated
law enforcement a-gency."
In testimony submitted today
to the Constitutional Convention's
Committee on the Executive
Branch in City Hall, New York,
Eight year old William Goldstein ( r), son of Dr.
and Mrs. Richard Goldstein of 71 Harbor Lane,
Massapequa Park, shows a 20 pound striped
bass which he landed in Great South Hay to a
f r i e n d . Phete '> v Poltr# M
Farmingdale OBSERVER Thursday, June 15, 1967
Nickerson proposed the appointment
of the Attorney General by
the Governor to head up a new
State Department of Justice.
" Legal services at the State
level," he continued, " must be
streamlined and coordinated in
all our sprawling State agencies
to provide the services our people
need at a cost our taxpayers can
afford." Nickerson also proposed:
' Integration in the State Department
of Justice of State rime
control, correction and parole activities."
" Coordination of State civil
legal activities by the State Department
" Assistance to and coordination
of local prosecutors and
police through the State Department
North Massapequa Marine
Killed In Vietnam
Marine Pfc. Steven L. Mil-lett
19, of 169 N. Maple St.,
North Massapequa, was killed
in action in Vietnam last
Millett, a 1965 Farmingdale
High School graduate, was killed
in Khe Sanh, while serving with
the Third Marine Division.
An only child, Millett attended
Nassau Community College for
one year before entering the
Further information may be obtained
by calling chief instructor
Charles Burge, WF 8- 1856.
Gerard P. Trotta, Superintendent
of Parks, announced that r e gistration
will be held for pool
members only at the community
pools in Syosset, Plainview, Beth-page
and Massapequa from 10
a. m. to 6 p. m. during the week of
June 26 - June 30.
The program which runs from
July 3 to August 25, will be held
from 9 to 11: 30 ajn. Monday
through Friday with evening hours
scheduled for adults. Instruction
includes beginners, advanced beginners
intermediates and adult
swimming and diving.
A special new course, survival
swimming, will also be offered
detailing methods of surviving in
water and making a rescue even
though the person is a non- swimmer.
Park Camp Site
For Girl Scouts
The Marjorie R. Post Massapequa
Community Park will
serve as a camp site for the Nassau
County Council of Girl Scouts.
The camp session will run for
a two- week period from July
17 through July 27 from 9 a. m.
through 3 p. m. at a charge of
$ 12 for the session.
Any registered Brownie,
Junior or Cadette in the Mas-sapequas
or Bell mores is eligible.
Mrs. George Moore, Jr., of
11 Plymouth Hd., Massapequa
will be camp director and will be
aided by 17 assistants.
Applications will be processed
on a first - come basis andaddi-tional
information may be obtained
by calling PV 8- 8210.
Town Plans Free
The Town of Oyster Bay's Department
of Recreation andCom-munity
Activities is offering a
series of tennis lessons for junior
and senior high school students,
Councilman lidmund A, Ocker announced
The lessons, open to both boys
and girls, will be conducted by an
Eastern Lawn Tennis Association
professional and will be given on
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4
to 6 p. m.
Lessons will be continued
throughout June at the Marjorie
K. Posi Community ParklnMas-sapequa,
Park and the Liaiiiview- oki Beth-page
t ommunUy Park.
Those interested should call
the park manager ai 54i « 3934.
Petito Seeks Approval
For Hiring Handicapped
Town Supervisor Michael N.
Petito has called for a revision
of Town summer hiring practices
which would include the employment
of handicapped youths, r e moval
of a beautification program
from political considerations and
the establishment of an internship
program throughout Town Departments
for interested stu^
dents. The three- pronged program
was presented to the Town
Council on Tuesday with a message
from the Supervisor requesting
quick approval so that
the reforms could become effective
within a few weeks. Petito
pointed out that hundreds of seasonal
jobs are given out in the
Town each summer and expressed
his support for hiring
upwards of 25 handicapped students
for part- time employment
in the Town Parks and Beach
" I firmly believe that such
action will increase the self-confidence
of the handicapped
youngsters and assist them financially,"
Petito stated. " The
Town will set limitations on the
jobs to meet the youth's abilities."
On another front, Petito called
for hiring young people on " the
basis of ability and interest* in
the Town's $ 12,500 Beautification
The Supervisor asked that previous
policies be reviewed and
up- dated to give the program
greater impact. " I think the entire
should be removed from the po
litical patronage area," said Petito.
" There are many youngsters
genuinely interested in conservation
who should get first
call at these jobs." He called
on the Town Board to join him
in strengthening the Town's
Beautification efforts by hiring
young people who have shown by
their school and extra curricular
interests that they are especially
suited for the Beautification
Program. With the aid of federal
and state funds, the program
is aimed at cleaning up
abandoned property in the Town
and maintaining parkJands and
Petito also requested more extensive
hiring of needy students
who are working their way
through college. He called on
the Town Board to set aside a
minimum of 25 jobs for youths
who might otherwise find it impossible
to continue their higher
education without the financial
assistance gained from Town employment
for the Summer.
In his third proposal, the Supervisor
requested expansion of
a Municipal Youth Service Corps
which would permit high school
students to work in various Town
Departments in coordination with
their programs of study in school.
Under the proposal, the students
would serve on a voluntary, non-salaried
basis to increase their
knowledge and experience in a
field they wish to pursue in later
" These young people can gain
valuable on the- job experience
under this plan," Petito added.
" There has been a great increase
of interest in local government
among high school students
and their personal involvement
in such a program will result
in greater knowledge of a
Town Teen Theatre Free To
Non Profit Groups
The Oyster Ray Town Recreation
Department's Teen Repertory
Theatre, which will present
two productions this summer
at the Town's parks, is also
available free to non- profit organizations,
\ . Ocker, Chairman of the Town
Board's Standing Committee on
Recreation, Parks and Beaches,
announced this week.
Ocker said the Teen Uepertor\
Theatre, comprised of youngsters
1") to IS > ears of age,
will offer productions of The
Wizard of Oa and snow White
and the Seven Dwarfs, during
Jul> and August. The schedule
and locale will be announced.
The louring stock company of
youngsters, under the leadership
of Burton Wolfe, professional
acting instructor and director,
will help with the script writing,
costume design and scenery.
Ocker added that, in addition
to performing regularly at the
Town facilities, the Teen Repertory
Theatre group is available
to non- profit organizations
within the Town.
Those organizations desiring
to book the teen stock company
should call Lois Manning at 921-
") S7") for an application. The Teen
Repertory Theatre will be available
to outside groups only on
Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays
at 10 A. M.
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