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Vol. 4 No. 23 Second Class Postage has been paid at Farmingdale, N. Y. 11735 Thursday, January 26, 1967
No decision has been made by the Town of Oyster Bay
Town Board regarding the proposed purchase of 16 acres for
recreation use on Motor Avenue and Heisser Lane, Farming-dale.
In the meantime, it was learned the Jack Goor President
of the Farmingdale Youth Council had submitted a petition
Addict Treatment Center
Blocked At County Sanitarium
Oyster Bay Town Supervisor
Michael N. Petito, who opposed
establishment of a Stale Narcotics
Treatment Center at the
County Hospital for Pulmonary
Disease in Old Bethpage from
the outset, blocked the proposal
this week when he garnered the
support of Hempstead Town Presiding
Supervisor Ralph Caso
against the plan. Petito told a
cheering crowd of some 500 persons
to vote with him in opposing
the County Sanitarium as a site.
Petito and Caso control a
majority of the votes on the
County Board of Supervisors and
the action will block approval of
a lease between the State and
Petito stated: " I have said
from the outset that the State
Addict Treatment Centers mist
not be placed where they will
disrupt residential communities.
I also oppose placing drug addicts
in the same facility with
persons suffering from pulmonary
The Oyster Bay Supervisor
reiterated his belief that the
logical place to put a State Treatment
Center was at Mitchel Gardens,
and he added that there has
been no opposition to the site
since it was first suggested. P e tito
met with residents of Plain-view,
Old Bethpage and other surrounding
communities a number
of times and conferred with Caso
prior to his announcement that
the proposal was dead as far
as the County Board of Supervisors
is concerned. Although it
is possible the State could e s tablish
the center by condemnation
at any site of its
choosing, State officials have said
they will not follow such a course.
of 380 names in favor of the project. Village Trustee Norman
Krasnow had not submitted a petition last week as was reported
but had sent a telegram stating that he favored the project.
According to a Town spokesman, chances appear good that
the proposition will pass, unless something unforseen happens.
The Babylon Airport Council, organized in March, 1966 by
Long Island businessmen, labor officials, educators, civic leaders
and aviators to campaign for establishment of a publicly- owned
airport at Republic airfield for general aviation ( non- airline) use
' has become the " Long Island Aviation Council, Inc.' , a permanent
Island- wide Council which will promote all phases of aviation on
The name change signifies the Council's broader scope of
interests and activities, according to Chairman Hank Borner.
Since the opening in December of Republic Airport in East Farmingdale
by Flight Safety, Inc., the Council's Board of Directors
and general membership has decided to continue the public information
program begun last Spring, to inform the Long Island
community of aviation's importance, and its role in the economy
of L. I.
The Council is now studyingseveral areas of aviation development,
including: STOL- port facilities ( for short take- off & landing
aircraft, helicopters) in Nassau- Suffolk; the probable establishment
of another major air transport hub on LI: the need for a coordinated
system of airstrips, airparks, & airports in Suffolk County to
accommodate private and business aircraft; and the future of
general aviation in Nassau County. The role of aviation/ aerospace
in education is also being evaluated.
Chairman of the Council is Hank Borner, aviation writer and
Transportation Editor of the L. I. Commerical Review. Vice Chairman
is Arthur Bauer of E. Farmingdale, President of Soutii Shore
Metal Products, and former President of the East Farmingdale
Businessmen's Association. A ten- member Board of Directors
decide policy for the 250- member general council.
The Council's Speakers' Bureau, now under the direction of
Frank Cipriani ( Assistant Dean, State University at Farmingdale)
has conducted a very active public information campaign by
speaking before service clubs, civic organizations, chambers of
commerce, etc. The Council will continue to make presentations
to any L. I. organization which requests a speaker.
By coordinating research efforts through the Council, planning
bodies and other municipal agencies studying aviation/ airport
problems are invited to tap the rich know how and experience
of Council members, many of whom work actively in the aviation
industry. ( For example, Director James T. Pyle, Executive
Director of the Civil Aeronautics Board under President Eisenhower.)
The Council plans to issue reports from time to time on specific
areas of interest, such as sites for new airports, the need for STOL
facilities, heliports, etc. In no way will the L. I. Aviation Council
become involved in politics or political issues.
Mail Boxes To Be Relocated
Members of the technical and management staff of Sud, the German firm teamed with Republic
Aviation to design a new vertical takeoff and landing fighter for the United States and Germany
visited Republic's facilities recently. Republic general manager Charles Coilis, second from
left, describes the nose cannon of the Republic F- 105 fighter- bomber to the team during their visit
Left to right are: T. Turner, Republic marketing director; Coilis; G. Madelung, technical director;
H. Empachor, commercial director; H. Wenzel, technical manager; Colonel 11. Kendig, USAF;
H. Klapperich, attorney; H. Becker, legal department; and R. GoeU, Republic European representative.
Also present but not visible were IL Langfelder, chief engineer, and M. Sehelle, commercial
manager for the German firm.
The mail boxes located on the
east and west side of Main Street
by the Farmingdale Post Office
will be moved due to many near
accidents caused by motorists
double parking. T h i s a c t i o n w a s
taken jointly by the Board of
Trustees of The Incorporated
Village of Farmingdale and Postmaster
Also it will free two more
five minute parking stalls immediately
before the Post Office.
One box will be moved to Prospect
Street and the other box
will be relocated by the Farming-dale
Theatre. For the motorist,
traveling north on Main Street,
the box in front of the McCourtand
Trudden Funeral Home will be
moved just south of Village Hall.
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