Two Candidates Seek
Water Commissioner Seat
August E. McDonough, of 53
Lincoln Ave., Massapequa and
Wilbur Bauer, of 619 Franklin
Ave., Massapequa, have announced
their candidacy for the
post of Wa^ er Commissioner of
the Mcssapequa Water District.
The pair will both vie for the
three year seat now held by
Robert D, Brush, who is rii
mored not to be seeking reelection.
Th- OBSERVER was
u lable to contact Brush at press
Nickerson Urges More
County Executive Eugene H.
Nickerson has called again on
the New York State Legislature
to grant housing powers to counties
to alleviate the shortage of
housing for senior citizens. The
shortage, Nickerson said, has
reached the emergency stage in
Nassau County, with only 558 u-nits
of senior citizen housing now
in existence for a population of
160,000 elderly residents.
The Nickerson appeal for housing
powers was contained in a
statement presented on his behalf
by Mrs. Marian S. Greene,
director of the Nassau County
Office for the Aging, at a hearing
of the Joint Legislative Committee
on Problems of the Aging
at the State Office Building in New
York City on Tuesday.
Pointing out that " most of the
apartments in Nassau are financially
out of the reach of the elderly,"
the County Executive estimated
a need for 40,000 units of
senior citizen housing in the
county during the next 20 years.
Citing the experience of Hempstead's
Senior Citizens Housing
in Valley Stream as evidence of
the urgent need, the statement
pointed out that 3,200 applications
were received for the 120
Under present state law,
housing authorities may be set up
by cities, towns and villages to
take advantage of federal and
state housing programs, but such
authorities may not be established
by counties. There is currently
pending a constitutional amendment,
however, which would extend
such powers to the counties.
The proposed amendment was approved
by the 1968 Legislature
and will become effective if approved
by the 1969 Legislature
and endorsed by the voters at the
Nickerson pointed out in his
statement that eight housing authorities
have been established
by units of government within
Nassau County, but only two have
developed housing for senior citizens.
He also called attention to the
fact that housing developed by a
town or village may ordinarily be
rented only by the residents of the
town or village, whereas housing
constructed under county auspices
would be available to all
senior citizens in the country.
A group of Seventh ( Jraders from the Sylvia Packard Junior
High School in Plainedge were recent visitors to Town Hall where
they were greeted by Town Supervisor Michael N. Petito, ( seated,
center). Shown here discussing town problems with the Supervisor
are, ( 1 to r) Robert Pitch, Thomas Doyle, Deborah Kil-cidlen
and Laura Caiola.
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Lothrop, Lee and Shepard has
announced the publication of a
new book for children, ages eight
through 15 entitled " By a Sea-
Coal Fire", by Alonzo Gibbs of
Eothpage ( Plainedge) and a Trustee
of the Farmingdale- Bethpage
Historical Society, on November
The setting for this book is the
wetlands which are immediately
east of the Wantagh Causeway to
Jones Beach. Here, Orrie Shad-bolt,
an old bayman, lives in his
fishing shack, lights what he calls
a " sea- coal" fire in his potbellied
stove, and tells two children,
Ben and Birdie from Massapequa,
tales of the Great South
Bay. He also introduces them to
the old methods of working the bay
and to the wildflowers and wildlife
that also find a home there.
The most important feature of
the book from an historical point
of view is Gibb's attempt to put
down the flavorful speech of the
Long Island bayman as he heard
it in boyhood from his grandfather,
according to Gregory
Carman, outgoing President who
made these remarks on Sunday at
the Farmingdale- Bethpage Historical
society meeting held at
the community room of the South
Farmingdale Branch Library.
The book ( s completely illustrated
by John Kaufmann, *< one
of the really fine illustrators of
books for children."
Copies can be obtained at
Hunt's Book Store on Main Street,
Huntington. The list price is
Victoria Verderosa, 16, of North Massapequa, wearing crown she
just won for being named Miss Teenage Long Island. She receives
congratulations from Hempstead Town Presiding Supervisor Ralph
G. Caso who was one of the judges at the event.
Virginia Christensen of
Farmingdale High School
[ INSTALL THE
Pioneer 6- 8901
The past week was one of excitement
at Farmingdale Senior
Last Thursday, Halloween, was
most appropriately declared
Dress Down Day. Alive with enthusiasm
and imagination, the
Seniors put on their display of
color and originality. The unexpected
included a chorus of " Tip-
Toe Through the Tulips," sung by
none other than Tiny Tim along
with an improvised parade led to
the tune of " Seniors Make The
World Go Round." The husky
members of our own FHS football
team exchanged dress with
our cheer leaders for the day,
and a male version of Cleopatra
was carried around on his pallet,
bringing the laughter to its climax.
As one teacher teasingly
put it, " There you have a product
of three years at FHS. I think
we've blown their minds." All
was in good ' fun, and everyone
enjoyed the one- day extravaganza.
The members of the Student Art
Gallery recently gave their first
presentation entitled " Mass Media"
which involved all forms of
art. The light show, presented
on Thursday, in the lecture hall,
proved also to be quite a success.
Ending the week, the Green
Room Players gave an impressive
performance of " The Monkey's
Paw," starring Jim Hanney, Colleen
Toole, Glenn Rippa, Ray
Schleickorn, and Bob Pfoh, under
the direction of Mr. Kenneth Ul-ric.
The plot was based on a
monkey's paw which granted three
wishes to whomever possessed
it, but brought nothing but tragedy.
The suspense was dramatically
drawn to its climax as the supernatural
was made to seem real.
Congratulations go to the stars
and Mr. Ulric.
Our last two football games
proved victorious as we defeated
Syosset and Mac Arthur High
Schools. Our team has indeed
made us proud of them, and promises
to carry Farmingdale to a
possible league title this season.
mwMMMMWMMMNH l l g l l l i m l l H W W W W "
May I express my sincerest thanks to
The commuters, who listened to me so patiently at the LLRR
station and the Dashing Dan Commuters Society for their endorsement
for better railroad service
To those many people who shook my hand and took the time out to
talk with me at bowling alleys
to the outstanding educators and educational leaders in Massapequa,
Farmingdale and Plainedge who expressed interest in my plans
for preserving quality public school education in these times of
financial crisis facing our school districts today and in particular
to The Committee of the Equitable Financing of Quality Public
School Education for their endorsement
to those wonderful service organizations who invited me to address
their luncheon and dinner meetings
to those people concerned with the preservation of local history
and the need of public libraries who extended invitations to me
to those who took time to read my plan for improving hospital
service and medical care
to those who opened their homes and invited their friends to Koffee
to those discerning newspaper editors who gave me their endorsement
to those many people who put their own personal reputation on
the line and asked their friends for my vote - whether they were
Democrats, Republicans or Conservatives,
To Dan Cassidy, the finest campaign manager a man could ever
to the teenagers who passed out my literature, who asked me
questions and listened to me in the schools and asked the best
interview questions of all
I'm not going up to Albany. I'll be around -
' Gone Fishing tor the weekend
BILL O DONNELL
FARMINGDALE OBSERVER - Thursda/, November 7, 1968 K
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