Volunteers Beat Bushes
For Senior Citizens Jobs
County Executive Eugene H.
Nickerson announced thata group
of 20 volunteer women will soon
be out in the community ' b a t ing
the bushes" for part- time
jobs for senior citizens and mature
women returning to work.
The 20 women, to be known
as the Volunteer Council, will
operate under the direction of
the Nassau County Vocational
Center for Women, the County
Office for the Aging, and the
County Department of Labor.
Since the three agencies are
all concerned with job development
for special groups, they
decided to pool their efforts in
scouting for jobs for their clients.
The Volunteer Council will interview
selected prospective em-
Ready Nixon- Agnew
Mrs. Virginia Earey, North
Massapequa Chairman and Headquarters
Campaign Director this
week announced the establishment
of United Citizens for
Nixon- Agnew Headquarters at
1101A Broadway, North Massapequa.
Kay Dowling, of Plain-ployers
and explain to them the
special advantages of employing
senior citizens and mature
Positions especially suited to
senior citizens include, for the
men: messenger, watchman, light
delivery truck driver, salesman,
clerk, cashier, and machinist;
and for the women: office work
and light assembly work. For
the mature woman returning to
work practically all types of
positions, including professional
ones, can be handled, preferably
with flexible hours.
Employers who think they may
have suitable jobs are asked to
call Mrs. Marian S. Greene, director
of the County Office for
the Aging, at PI 2- 3000 extension
view, has been named the regional
director of the area called
the South Oyster Bay Area, with
North Massapequa headquarters
as the center of operation.
Mrs. Earey requested that persons
interested in volunteering
their services call LI 1- 3247.
Amendment Would Restrict
Hypodermic Needle Disposal
In the wake of large- scale discoveries
of discraded hypodermic
needles and syringes, Oyster Bay
Town Board majority leader
Ralph J. Marino has directed the
town attorney's office to prepare
an amendment to the sanitation
ordinance prohibiting the disposal
of hypodermic needles and
syringes unless they have been
Marino said that in a recent
two- day period, the town's sanitation
department had collected
over 500 hypodermic needles and
syringes mixed in with physicians'
trash throughout the town.
" We can't allow this situation
to continue, because of the danger
of drug addicts finding them,"
Councilman A. Carl Grunewald
who had brought the situation to
the attention of medical authorities
last year, said that his extensive
efforts to have the profession
solve the problem apparently
was not the final solution.
" Legislation is definitely
needed," Grunewald stated.
" Last year, after I sounded the
alert to the American and Nassau
County Medical Societies, physicians
were warned inbulletins and
newsletters not to discard syringes
unless they were destroyed.
The problem disappeared
for about a year, but has
Grunewald, chairman of the
town's safety committee, said
that " a special danger exists
in the use of single- serviceplas-tic
syringes which, once used,
are discarded amongst other
trash from physicians' offices
and clinical laboratories." These
needles cannot be sterilized, he
said, and an addict using them
faces the danger of infection along
with the dangers of narcotics addiction.
Grunewald also expressed
concern for the safety of
sanitation men, several of whom
have been jabbed with needles
when collecting trash.
Marino said that the local legislation
he has directed Town Attorney
Bernard F. McCaffrey to
prepare will call for stiff fines
for any person who improperly
discards hypodermic needles and
syringes. In addition, he is contacting
state legislators from
Nassau County to recommend
state legislation patterned on the
" Narcotics arrests in Nassai
County have doubled in the past
year, and strong measures are
called for to help fight this menace,"
Call Conference To Discuss
At the suggestion of Councilman
Philip B. Healey, the Oyster
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Have you heard
Bay Town Department of Recreation
and Community Activities
will hold a youth conference involving
Massapequa and Plain-edge
residents on Thursday, October
3, 8: 15 p. m. attheMarjorie
R. Post Community Center, Massapequa.
Healey said that this will
be the first in what is expected to
be a series of conferences on
teenage problems to be held
throughout the town.
Healey has been asked to moderate
the session which was called
by Jerry Marcus, town Youth
Bureau supervisor, to probe teenage
problems and their possible
solutions. Representatives of religious
groups, service organizations,
educators and concerned
parents have been invited to attend.
However, to insure that the
feelings of the community's youth
are properly expressed, all those
invited must be accompanied by a
" This rule is necessary if we
are to have a meaningful dialogue
with the younger generation,'
Marcus said. " The views of youth
must be incorporated into any
teenage programs we ultimately
develop as a result of these conferences."
Councilman Philip B. Healey
was informed this week by the
Department of Transportation
that they plan to install synchronized
lights along Sunrise
Highway, within a few months,
to reduce traffic problems. In
conjunction with this, they assured
him that the left- hand signal
light would be improved so,
that the light would remain red on
signal, as opposed to its presently
remaining green. This had been
requested by several residents
and it will assist in reducing the
traffic hazard, Healey said.
It was noted that the installation
of the left- hand turning signal
was the result of a joint legislative
traffic hearing, the first
in the State of New York, to be
called in a local community.
Healey indicated that the left-hand
signal was scheduled to be
installed June of 1969. In January,
1968, Healey personally
requested Senator Edward Speno
to hold a meeting in Massapequa
to determine the urgency for the
need of the light. A light was installed
a few months after the
meeting in April of this year.
The number of traffic accidents
has been reduced by over 50%
in constrast to three fatalities in
prior years. The Councilman
stated that this installation has
reduced one of the long- standing
problems of our community.
Sons Of Italy To Parade
John Musicaro of the ' Sons
of Italy Lodge of Massapequa
announced that the Nassau- Suffolk
Lodges, will stage their
Fifth Annual Columbus Day Parade
in Port Washington, on Sunday,
October C at 2 p. m.
Units will be in competition
for fourteen trophic and cash
Farmingdale OBSERVER, Thursday, September 26, 1968
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