Three Candidates Vie For Two
Plainedge School Board Posts
Three candidates will vie for
two Plainedge School Board vacant
posts at the Thursday,
October 17 elections.
Donald M. Kanter of 344 Virginia
Avenue, Massapequa, has
filed for the nine month seat on
the Plainedge Board of Education
left vacant by the resignation
of Mrs. Gerri Palancia. Kanter
ran unsuccessfully against Mrs.
Palancia in 1966 and again in 1968
against Hugh Burr. He will be
opposed by Mrs. Joan Lambert-son
of Suffolk Avenue. James A.
Miller is running unopposed for
the two year- nine months term
left vacated by the resignation
of Lawrence I. Hammer. ( See
legal notice for details)
Kanter made the following
statement to The Observer:
" I have been actively interested
for over 14 years in
serving the youth of our community
thru my activities in
sports and education.
Within the next few weeks the
Board of Education will start to
tackle the budget and begin negotiations
with the several groups
within our district.
I am also aware, by my constant
attendance at board meetings,
that there are still unfulfilled
educational needs in the
areas of curriculum and guidance.
We have been making great
strides in improving our educational
system and I would like
the opportunity to help continue
this forward step.
I believe that I can be of great
Albany Open Line
by Alex Rankin
With the election four short
weeks away, the man coordinating
the Republican underdog drive to
recapture control of the state
Assembly from Democrats says
everything looks good.
Republican Assemblyman John
IL Terry of Syracuse now thinks
Republicans have an excellent
chance of picking up nine seats
from Democrats, and " fair to
good" chances of holding on to
all the seats they now have in
the 150- member house.
A nine- vote pickup would give
Republicans a narrow- three- vote
majority in the Assembly.
Terry, a close associate of
Assembly Republican minority
leader Perry B. Duryea Jr. of
Montauk, L. I., is campaign coordinator
for the Republican effort
to recapture the Assembly.
Terry is considered by many
to be an expert on campaigns.
One reason, as some Republican
candidates around the state
have found out, is that he is
coldly objective when it comes
to analyzing what is wrong with
Here is Terry's analysis of
the Republican chances so far:
Republican Ron Tills, says
Terry, is running a good
campaign against Democratic incumbent
Mrs. Dorothy Rose of
Angola in the Buffalo area and
has a chance to win there. An
attack on her voting record, says
Terry, is getting through to voters.
In the Niagara area, Mrs. Betty
Farrell was running a good race
against Gregory Pope, the Democratic
incumbent of Lockport,
until she was injured in an auto
accident, Terry says it is uncertain
what effect her stay in
the hospital - meaning she was
unable to be out campaigning -
will have on her chances.
In 1966 William Steinfeld lost
to Charles Stockmeisterof
Rochester by 132 votes. Terry
thinks Steinfeld can upset the
Democratic incumbent, Stock-meister,
this time. " Richard
Nixon will help in this race,"
Another place Nixon's coat-tails
will help, says Terry, is
in the Cortland- Cayuga Counties
fight between Dr. Max L.
Fox, the Republican and Lou
Michaels, the Democrat. There
is no incumbent here, because
of the decision of Republican
I/) uis Folmer of Homer not to
Still another place where votes
for Nixon may produce a Republican
upset, says Terry, is
in Plattsburgh, where Republican
Andrew Ryan Jr. is running
against Ixnris Wolfe, The Democratic
are spending a lot of tim3 and
money trying to get rid of Wolfe,
who rode in on the 1965 Goldwater
In the Hudson Valley, Emile
Petros of Poughkeepsie has an
excellent chance of upsetting the
incumbent, Victor Wary as, says
Terry. .,, ,
The best chance in the entire
state for' an upset, said Terry,
is in the 96th AD of Rockland
and Orange Counties, where former
Assemblyman Dan Becker
is running against the Democratic
incumbent, Gordon Cameron.
" If I were a betting man,"
said Terry, " my first bet would
be on the Republican in this
In Yonkers, Republican Peter
Chi ma, a Yonkers city councilman,
looks " pretty good" to
Terry for an upset over Tom
Terry also sees " excellent
possibilities" of picking upscat-tered
seats in Queens, Nassau
and Suffolk Counties now held by
A three- vote margin doesn't
seem to be much to work on.
" That's right," replied Terry,
" but any time you start out with
the opposition taking two thirds
of the seats before you can even
get to the north Bronx line, it's
going to be close."
Jackson Pokress ( right) of North Massapequa, president of the
Press Photographers Association of Long Island, goes through some
hi jinks with Les Sevensen, president of the National Press Photographers
Association prior to the First Annual Long Island Awards
dinner to be held this Friday at the Huntington Town House.
Farmingdale OBSERVER - Thursday, October 10, 1968
service to the board at this time
because of my experience and
continuing dedication to the educational
needs of our children.
Kanter served as Past Commissioner
of the Plainedge Little
League; past Vice President of
the Plainedge Babe Ruth League;
a member of the Citizens Advisory
Committee on Transportation;
the Citizens Advisory
Committee on Recreation; the
Planning Committee for the
Plainedge Community Center;
was Past Chancellor of the
Knights of Pythias as a member
of the Boy Scouts Council.
The Plainedge Council of PTA
will present a " Meet Your Candidate
Night on Wednesday, October
16 at 8: 30 p. m. at the South-edge
Junior High School.
GOP President's Council
The Presidents Council of the
Town of Oyster Bay Republican
Clubs will hold a rally at the Sons
of Italy Hall, on Wednesday, October
16 at 8 p. m.
Bill Schumacher, Jr., President
of the United Republican
Club of North Massapequa, is
Chairman of the event.
Sons of Italy Make
Petito Man of the Year
On Saturday evening, October
12th, members of Columbus
Lodge, Order Sons of Italy will
honor Oyster Bay Town Supervisor
Michael N. Petito as " Man
of the Year." The dinner- dance
will begin with cocktails at 7
p. m. with dinner scheduled for
8 pjn. The guest speaker for the
evening will be the Honorable
Michael Musmano, Justice of the
Supreme Court of the State of
Petito is a charter member
of the Columbus Lodge. Guido
Massemei is the dinner chairman.
Ginsberg Will Try Again On
Escrow Money Interest
Assembly Martin Ginsberg said
he plans to re- introduce his
bill to compel all banks, mortgage
lenders, insurance and investment
companies to pay interest
on escrow monies
deposited by homeowners for the
payment of taxes, insurance premiums
and water rents.
" My bill was lobbied to death
by these affected institutions at
the last session of the Legislature,"
Ginsberg said. " But I
feel it will have a better chance
of passage at the next session
since it is receiving increasing
public support as evidenced by
letters and phone calls I have
been receiving, as well as the
strong support of Attorney General
Louis Lefkowitz, who is
backing my bill 100 per cent."
Ginsberg noted that at present,
homeowners as a condition of
obtaining a mortgage must agree
to make regular deposits into an
escrow account to assure that the
lending institution will be able
to pay taxes, insurance premiums
and water rents. The
nancial institution pays no interest
on these escrow accounts
which combined run into the millions
of dollars. The financial
institutions are permitted to use
escrow money for investment
purposes and for financial
benefit to themselves while the
homeowner whose money is being
used get nothing.
" If the average mortgage,"
said Ginsberg, " has an interest
rate of six per cent and costs
the financial institution one per
cent or less to service it, there
is no reason why the financial
institution should not pay interest
on the remaining five per cent.
Banks and other financial institutions
may not like my bill but
thousands of small homeowners
are all for it."
CP Auxiliary Slates Dinner Meet
Plainedge Auxiliary of United
Cerebral will hold its Annual
Paid- Up Membership dinner on
Thursday, October 17th, at 7: 30
p. m. at Kwong Ming Chinese
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A progress report on the five
and one half million senior high
school expansion was given by a
representative of the architectural
firm of Knappe and Johnson.
Clerk of the Works Richard
Glieck and principal John Mc
Lerman also reported at Monday's
regular school board meeting.
It was pointed out that part of
the building under construction
has no roof and that rain and
lack of sufficient heat pose some
problems. In a short time, it
was promised, that the building
would be fully enclosed. Some
students will be moved into the
new wing during the major renovation
A report on the Corrective
Reading Program was given by
staff members Jerry Marcus and
Barbara Gillies. The program
will be given this year to public
and parochial students during
regular school hours with emphasis
on parent involvement.
Marcus, who said that the program
was for the most part
federally funded was initiated by
the government. He suggested
that whether or not it will be
federally funded in the future,
the Board should consider a district
take over on the project,
because of its necessity. A
remedial math program and
others should also be explored.
Miss Gillies stated that 155 public
and parochial students will be
in the program which will begin
later this month, with the use of
parttime teachers who will devote
three to four hours a day, three
days a week to the program.
Last year the Federal government
paid $ 101,000 and this year
$ 76,000 is anticipated. Since East
Memorial school had its own
reading consultant, a question was
asked whether that school had a
special problem in reading. Miss
Gillies stated that she had no
specific school- by- school comparison.
Trustee Leroy Mollineaux favored
the continuance of the program,
even though it was federally
supported and which he
usually doesn't support " Because
of the reading problems in the
district, he would go along with
it. The vote was unanimous.
The position of Assistant
Business Manager was abolished
by board vote and Arthur J.
Falborn of 12 Hitchcock Lane,
South Farmingdale was provisionally
appointed to the newly
created post of accountant at a
salary of $ 9,609.
Mrs. Cleo H. Green, former
school lunch manager, was rehired,
effective October 14 at a
salary of $ 9,500 p? r year.
A field trip for 150 high school
students and three chapsrones to
see a performance of ' Oedipus
Rex' at Princeton University on
Thursday, March 6 was approved
at a cost of $ 405 for transportation.
Students w- jre to pay for
their own tickets.
A taxpayer, A mold DiSUvestro,
took exception to the school
board's action in retaining Equitable
Life for insuring school
teachers. He claimed that he had
submitted proposals " which were
as good as the others", but that
the school board and administration
had given him the run a-round'.
He posed a series of
questions at the board and ended
by saying that M was glad that
his firm did not secure the contract
because he * would have the
teachers on his back'. He said
that the so- called expert who had
advised the Board on Eqjitable
was not a licensed life insurance
expert. Trustee Thomas Lavan
said that Mr. DiSilvestro's proposal
would cost more money.
Trustee Roy Spinetta, who said
that he is no longer Insurance
Chairman, then spoke up and said
that the Equitable proposal contained
a sentence that they wjre
endorsed by the Farmingdale
teachers. He seemed perturbed
by the inclusion of the statement.
He also stated that the
original specifications had 13
Board President, Mrs. Lucille
Goulding stated that the insurance
contract was binding on an annual
basis with option to cancel at any
time. DiSilvestro had charged
that the Board was not aware
that a binder by the Board constituted
Trustee Lavan then announced
that the teacher insurance contract
would cost taxpayers about
$ 12,000 per year based on a
$ 2,500 policy and that teachers
had an option to purchase an additional
$ 7,500 worth of insurance
on their ow. i.
Former Trustee Bernard Lang
stated that the teacher insurance
program was not a bid item.
Several appointments were
made to citizens committee by
the board. Named to the Transportation
Committee wire: Adeline
Kuhlenkamp and Judith
Sturtz. Max Slansky was added
to the Public Relations Committee
and Joan Ettieri was named
to the Swimming Pool Committee.
Trustee A. Terry Weathers was
then authorized to vote on a series
of resolutions as a voting delegate
to the New York State School
Board Association convention
to be held in Syracuse on October
' Christmas' Garden Club Topic
Christmas Traditions and
Trends will be the topic of Mrs.
John H, McHugh at the Massapequa
Park Garden Club meeting
to be held on Wednesday, October
16 at 8: 15 p. m. at Village
Unusual items for Christmas
decorations will be offered for
SPutoll $ c IGtrblainj Ifuurral JHtmte, inc.
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