Long Island Memories
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Once in a while, there is that rare political
candidate who comes upon the horizon, who is
a bright star who can lead and inspire and solve
our problems. This year, voters in the 9th AD
have the privilege of voting for such a man, who is
so very much needed by our three school districts,
Farmingdale, Plainedge and Massapequa. He will
represent all of us in Albany, who are concerned
with the adequate and equitable financing of quality
public school education. This man is William G.
O'Donnell ( D). He is a man who can be admired
by Republicans and Democrats alike. He is dedicated
to finding a solution to our problem of spiral-ing
costs for education. He would spread the burden
on a much larger tax base with his plan. Without
O'Donnell in Albany, the chances that our school
budgets will be defeated is great. There is no real
money in the state budget this year to aid our local
schools in this crisis. Taxpayers are in no mood to
accept larger real estate property taxes. There is
a crisis in education we need O'Donnell in Albany to
O'Donnell the son of a New York City policeman
is an attorney. But before he studied law at
Fordham University; he received his BS at Cornell
University in New York State's School of Industrial
and Labor Relations. He is the man to fit these
times; his background is particulary fitting to the
problems in our area today.
We haven't had a man of this stature in The New
York State Assembly since the days of Edwin J.
Fehrenbach, who so well represented us in the
needs of our rapid growth era .
There is no need to even point out the inadequacies
of his opponent, Francis McCloskey
( R). He just hasn't the ability; the knowledge nor
the understanding of our issues. You just can't
compare a mere politician with a statesman.
O'Donnell'sposition on the railroad crisis will
benefit the commuter. He understands the problem
and offers a constructive solution.
O'Donnell's other opponent is Joseph B. Lam-berta(
C), a lawyer who seems to be an honest
Vote for the man and not the party label. O'Donnell
receives our most enthusiastic endorsement
of any candidate on the entire ballot on November
Letters To The Editor fc « ** w^ jw » c* t* m* .& 2)
My feelings in this election may
be helpful to other interested
voters. I have been a life- long
Democrat with die exception of
working actively for former Assemblyman
Edwin J. Fehrenbach.
Since his last election, I have not
been active for any candidate.
This year, again, because of the
calibre of man, I am working for
the election of Bill O'Donnell for
the Assembly. Bill promises to be
one of the finest Assemblymen in
our State, and will give our education
problem the same dedication
and interest as Ed Fehrenbach
I urgently request all voters,
Democrats, Republicans and
Conservatives to vote for Bill
O'Donnell. He will help us all.
Grover and Wydler
In the Second Congressional District, James R. Grover Jr.,
( R- C) has served his constituents well in Washington. The same
holds true for those of our readers who are represented by John
W. Wydler CR- Cfc Both are youthful, outstanding and experienced.
Grover's opponents are Charles A. Heeg CD) and Emil Davidson
( L) while Wydler's seat is being contested by Michael J. Del Guidice
( D) and Joseph B. Ciaccio CL- X
May I sincerely thank you for
your fair news coverage in the
contest for a one year post for
Town of Oyster Bay Councilman.
With the focus on the national
political contest, the Town of
Oyster Bay Councilmatic race
may seem minor. But both Observer
publications have shown
a keen awareness of its importance.
You have not been a
ploy to political considerations
but have shown respect for your
readers intelligence in fairly
presenting both sides of the Town
It is a pleasure to find a newspaper
motivated by publishing
information that is factual and
helpful to their readers.
May your newspaper prosper
and continue its journalistic excellence.
The community should
be proud of your independent
stand and your integrity as publishers.
Gus Coletti ( D) is our choice for the Town of Oyster Bay Councilman
Incumbent Philip B. Healey has been in office, by appointment,
since January and not until late this summer, did he make an attempt
to address himself to the critical eel grass problem in the
Great South Bay. While neighboring bay communities were working
hard on the problem, Healey should not have let the golden opportunity
pass when Nassau County dredging contractors were dredging
fill at no cost to townships to be used as fill in Seaford for the
sewerage disposal plant. By the time Healey got around to the
problem it was too late.
We almost think that Healey is in the wrong post in Oyster Bay. He
tries too hard to be in so many places at once as a full time councilman,
perhaps it would be better for all concerned if he were
given an appointive position rather than serving on the Town Board.
Coletti has issued a well- rounded program for the Massapequas
and for Farmingdale. Healey is content to rest on his laurels and
not come up with what he intends to do.
Ralph J. Marino 00, has served on the Town Board and is majority
leader. His background here and as a school trustee would serve
us well as State Senator in Albany. His opposition Richard B.
Schwartz ( D) and Gerald A. Peragine ( C) don't measure up to
Marino's background or experience. Incumbent Henry Curran is
not seeking reelection.
The author of over 260 laws , Senator Edward J. Speno and his
14 year record of accomplishment in the area of public education
and safety in office, has made him one of New York State's outstanding
legislators and rates among the most respected, especially
among his colleagues.
The Democrat opponent David Schechter has a most interesting
background and an excellent grasp of the issues favoring the State
today. Since he is pitted against a Goliath in Speno, I hope that he
will be asked to run again by the Democratic party, but in an equal
race. The Conservative candidate is James E. Morrow.
George V. O'Haire CD- C) and Edward J. Poulos CR- L) are
vying for the newly- created post of Fourth District Court Judge.
Both are well qualified. O'Haire is Deputy Town Supervisor and
has done a magnificent job. Our choice, however, is Edward J.
Poulos, who has Republican as well as Liberal endorsement.
Incumbent Assemblyman Martin Ginsberg ( R) has won the respect
of both parties in the 8 A. D. His opponents Lewis J. Yevoli
CD), John R. Kappler ( C) and Donald R. Gaudio can't measure up.
Ginsberg is a dedicated public servant and should be returned to
( Continued on Columns 4 & 5)
Dear News Editor:
Another fiscal year has ended
and the Nassau Division, American
Cancer Society has again successfully
topped its Crusade goal
which this year was $ 381,000.
The success of this undertaking
is due in very great maasure
to the generous amount of space
which your newspaper gave our
various activities throughout the
On behalf of the Board of Directors
of the Nassau Division,
I want to express our sincere
appreciation for your fine cooperation
in helping to promote
the American Cancer Society's
programs of Research, Public
and Professional Education, Patient
Services and the Nassau
Cancer Detection Center in El-mont.
Robert M. Boehnel
Public Information Director
Army Private First Class Karl
D. Norton, 20, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Daniel J. Norton, 121 Pleasant
Drive, Farmingdale, was assigned
to the 9th Infantry Division
in Vietnam, as a combat
* * *
Seaman Apprentice James R.
Cooper, USN, 18, of 41 McKinley
Ave., Farmingdale, has been
graduated from nine weeks of
Navy basic training at the Naval
Training Center at Great Lakes,
* * *
Army Private Gregory Por-embski,
20, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Henry J. Porembski, 386 Melville
Road, Farmingdale, completed
nine weeks of advanced infantry
training at Fort McClellan,
* * *
Army Specialist 5 Thomas M.
Rossiello, the son of Mr. and
Mrs. Dominic J. Rossiello, 916
N. Central Avenue, North Massapequa,
has been awarded the
Purple Heart at Stewart Air
Force Base, New York.
The 21- year- old soldier, assigned
to Headquarter, Army Air
Defense Command at Stewart, received
the Medal for wounds received
in Vietnam in July 1967.
He was presented the medal by
Major General Melville B. Co-burn,
District Attorney William Cahn CR- L) should be re- elected over
F. Courts Bouse CD) and Noel C. Crowley CC). In this important
post, Cahn is the best qualified.
Baker And Vitale
Of the five candidates for County Court Judge we will vote for
Edward A. Baker CR- C) and Alexander Vftale CD). The others
running are Allan E. Meyers CL), Henry W. Schober CD- L) and
Harold M. Spitaer CR- C).
Of the nineteen candidates on the ballot for the Justices of the
Supreme Court, you will be asked to vote for ten for terms of 14
Our choices are Howard T. Hogan, Michael M. D'Auria, Steven
B. Derounian, Abraham Schlissel, Sol Wachtler, Bertram Harnett,
Thomas M. Stark, Joseph F. Pfingst, Charles R. Thorn and Alfred
Highly regarded Beatrice S. Burstein has the Republican, Democrat
and Liberal endorsement for the Family Court.
The senior Senator from New York, Jacob J. Javits gets our
sincere endorsement. He has been a good friend for many years.
We don't change good friends nor do we change our endorsements
because a liberal Republican is not in favor this year. His major
opponents are Paul O'Dwyer CD) and James L. Buckley CC). We
want to keep Javits in the United States Senate.
Adrian P. Burke CR- D- C- L) is the only aspirant for Associate
Judge, Court of Appeals.
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