Long Island Memories
. Another important Village hearing is slated
for this Monday, April 10 at Village Hall at
8: 00 p. m.
This one concerns an application for a car
wash, gasoline station and auto repair shop near
the intersection of Fulton Street and Merritt Road.
Although a car wash looks like something many
people would favor, it seems to some of those
who have already contacted us on this matter,
that this particular area is one of the more
hazardous intersections within the village. The
traffic light on Fulton and Merritt has always
been a problem. Let's face it, Merritt Road
7: 30 to 8: 00 a. m. and 4 to 5 p. m. is clogged with
half mile long traffic jams due to drivers going
to and from Grumman Aircraft. Merritt Road
is their shortest route.
We understand that the legislators in Albany
have already passed a bill permitting car washes
to be open on Sunday. The bill now awaits the
Governor's signature. We haven't checked this one
out completely, but if this be so, this could pose
a serious traffic problem, including a possible
slippery road due to the nature of the business.
Whether another gasoline station is needed is
another point of exploration. This could compound
an undesirable situation.
In any case, this is another opportunity for
residents to express their views.
In talking to several of those present at the
School District 22 budget hearing on Wednesday,
we discovered that a goodly number present
were not up on what's going on in the district.
Hence, the many simple questions that had to
be answered over and over again. Either they
are not reading the information being sent to their
homes or they are not reading their community
newspapers. Several were shocked to learn that
the teachers salary negotiations were completed
and the contract signed.
Who's to blame? They argue they are. Now
it's up to them to keep better informed. We hope
they do. The meeting, which lasted until after
midnight could have been over much earlier.
New Deputy Mayor
Village Trustee Norman Krasnow, who has
served as deputy mayor for the past several
years is to be commended for a job well done.
Krasnow has always appeared to do his homework
well and we hope he continues to do the same.
Good luck to Willis B. Carman Jr. in the new
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To The Editor
As a disabled veteran with
four proud years of combat duty
with the famed Ninth Infantry
Division in North Africa and
Europe during World War II, and
one of the original members
to make up the Division at Fort
Bragg, North Carolina in 1941,
I was indeed proud and gratified
to learn that a Farming-dale
group has adopted this great
fighting unit which only a few
months ago left Fort Riley, Kansas,
for South Vietnam. As of this
day, it is upholding its true
tradition of gallantry and valor
on the field of battle.
I know, that the World War n
members of Hie New York Chapter
of The Ninth Infantry Division
Association, with many of
us residing here on Long Island,
as well as the members of our
chapter across the nation, join
with me in appreciation and
thanks to you and your group
for the adoption of the famed
Ninth Infantry Division.
With every best wish,
Joseph J. Devine
Past County Commander
Clyde L. Putallaz, of 9 Bruce
Lane, Farmingdale, was named
to the Dean's List at the University
Diane Armet, a sophomore at
Springfield College, Springfield,
Massachusetts, achieved a 3.7
average for the winter term. Av
graduate of Berner High School,
she is the daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. William Armet of 301 Clark
Blvd., Massapequa Park.
25 Years With Grumman
Adolph P. Selock of Larkspur
Court, Farmingdale, is among
a group of 37 who will celebrate
25 years of association with
Grumman Aircraft Engineering
Corporation of Bethpage.
Selock will receive an engraved
gold watch to mark the occasion
and will be a guest, along with
other members of the Grumman
« < Quarter- Century Club", at the
annual 25- year service luncheon.
Army Private Stephen G.
Czachor, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Adam Czachor, 129 Midwood
Avenue, Farmingdale, completed
eight weeks of advanced infantry
training March 31 at Ft. Jackson,
Made Seaway Pilot
Captain John R. Gonzales, of
115 Woodward Parkway, Farmingdale,
has been appointed by
the United States Department of
Commerce, as a full seaway
pilot on the Great Lawrence River.
Gonzales, a graduate of the
Maritime College, Fort Schuyler,
Damage Controlman Third
Class Edward W. Ronaghan,
USCG, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Edward W. Ronaghan of 79 Alexander
Ave., Farmingdale, was at
sea aboard the Coast Guard icebreaker
Eastwind when it carried
a state department observer team
engaged in inspecting foreign scientific
stations in Antarctica.
Airman Stephen A. Cozzolino,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony
C. Cozzolino of 38 Eagle Lane,
South Farmingdale, has been selected
for technical training at
Amarillo Air Force Base, Texas
as a United States Air Force
Airman Cozzolino, a 1965
graduate of Farmingdale High
School, attended Academy of
Aeronautics, Flushing, New
& P olitics
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The School District 22 student representatives who attend
the Model Congress each year at Springfield, Massachusetts,
have piled up an enviable record. The youngsters present bills,
debate for their passages, and go through all the actions of
legislators. Since 1959 they have taken first honors seven times
and second place four times as well as a host of honorable mention.
This year Thomas Sico took first and William Kinzles
took second place.
* * *
One of the strongest pleas made at the District 22 Budget
Hearing, was the request of trustee A. Terry Weathers to have
School Board representation of the Babylon or Oyster Bay reassessment
hearings could have a big effect on the school tax
rate. Weathers also sought better communication between Metropolitan
Commuter Transit Authority regarding safety and tax
assessment aspects of proposed MCTA takeover over Republic
Airport and also further communication re mis subject with local
* * *
Since most of the TOB legislators are against the proposed
Oyster Bay Bridge across Long Island Sound, the whole idea
may be played down until after the November elections.
* * *
While a dozen or so District 22 taxpayers probed for answers to
teachers salary raises totalling $ 6000,000 during Wednesday's budget
Hearing, Irwin Jacovsky of 75 Linden St., Massapequa Park,
produced aitax bill from his pocket. ' My school tax bill is $ 430, he
said. He estimated that $ 30 of that amount was for library and Youth
Council budgets, leaving a total of $ 400. 20% Federal and State Tax
deductions allow him another $ 80, leaving$ 320for the education of
his two children or $ 160 per child. In a 40 week school year, he
stated, the breakdown is $ 4 a child per week or 80< J per day. 12( 5
an hour for schooling a child is cheap. Cheapest baby sitting price
that any one can buy, he concluded. Jacovsky, who attends practically
all Board meetings is also a Guidance Counselor in the District.
Speno Suggests Senior Citizens
Employment For Lottery
With the inauguration of the
New York State Lottery, Senator
Edward J. Speno has suggested
the employment of the state's •
senior citizens for this purpose
at the points of sale. Reasoning
that the Institutions that a ra to sell
the lottery tickets would undoubtedly
need additional personnel at
the windows, the Senator contends
that the most logical group of
workers in the state, available
for part time or full time duty,
are the several hundred thousand
senior citizens <,
The multitude of lottery sale
stations throughout the state will
be utilized to satisfy even the
minimal anticipated demand and
the work will undoubtedly be of
the part- time variety. The Senator
said, " The thousands of senior
citizens in our county and this
state would be delighted with the
prospect of employment in this
area and I think the interest that
they would take in the project
would certainly help to implement
He urged the banks and other
institutions designated for the
purpose of selling, to hire the
elderly and utilize this as a beneficial
aspect of the system.
By Repjames Grover
April 1— April Fools Day-was
a particularly appropriate
date in American- French relations.
It marked the deadline
set by French President deGaulle
for the removal of all American
troops from France.
With the deadline for payment'
of income taxes fast approaching,
the American taxpayer might be
interested in recent U. S. involvement
with France and its aging
Caesar. A brief review might
illustrate why we face a balance
of payment problem and why tax
payments are so painful.
Through last August, the U.
S. had turned over installations
in France to the French government
which were worth more than
$ 21,000,000. These were either
sold to private interests or used
by the French but no discussions
were even held over compensation.
It's your money that was
given away. As of last Saturday,
another billion dollars in facilities
was being left to the French.
Post- World War n aid to France
by this nation totalled more than
$ 4- billion. Our defense expenditures
in France as part of our
obligations under the North Atlantic
Treaty Organization accounted
for a balance of payments
deficit of about $ 5- billion
between 1953 and 1965. France
was quick to call upon our gold
reserves during this imbalance.
The French have made no effort
to pay the war debts still
due the U. S. and have not been
pressed by our government. At
the same time, they have argued
against American policy in Southeast
Asia at a time when this
nation has picked up the battle
which iFrance could not handle.,
DeGaulle has wooed Russia. Perhaps
the French still feel that we
owe them for the help which
they gave the United States during
the Revolutionary War but most
Americans would feel that this
debt has been repaid several
hundred times over. On the
contrary, it would appear that
France has qualified for the title
of " the world's most ungrateful
DeGaulle has ordered A-merican
servicemen out of
France and we have withdrawn
our troops. But it will take a
greater power than his to withdraw
all American troops from
French soil. Our dead from two
wars still occupy French cemeteries
and I prefer to believe
that the average Frenchman still
remembers that this nation sacrificed
more than money or
materials in defending French
Farminodale OBSERVER Thursday, April 6 , 1967
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