News Items From The State University
After last week's editorial concerning the r e cent
plane crash, we received a phone call from
one of our readers who claimed he was eyewitness
to something which happened just before
the fatal two- plane collision which claimed eight
Less than a minute before the crash, our reader
told us he heard the coughing and sputtering of a
plane. The sound of an engine in trouble overhead
was readily evident, he claimed. As he
looked up he saw a limping plane trying to make
it to the nearest airfield just before the fatal
We are turning over his information to the
By the way, Farmingdale's popular Sebastian
Albrecht and his wife, landed their four passenger
Bonanza, seconds before one of the planes that
crashed was to have landed.
The newly- elected Board of trustees of the
proposed Wyandanch Library got a lift this week,
when they were offered a choice piece of property
as a gift.
By library standards, a choice piece of property,
is one most suitable for a place of business -
centrally located. The only hitch could be that it
is not large enough and if available adjoining
property can be purchased - or, for that matter,
gifted to the cause.
Need Active Chamber
The South Farmingdale Fire Department should
be complimented for hosting the ten- team drill
competition on Sunday and the parade early Saturday
evening at the nearby Inter- County Shopping
Even though the place chosen has the space for
the tournament and for parking, isn't this another
reason for the inactive Farmingdale Chamber of
Commerce to work with local groups to provide
incentives to keep such events near the business
areas? Thousands of firemen, their families and
friends should have been welcomed to Farming-dale.
We don't blame the Fire Department. The Chamber
is to blame. Joint plans could have been made
and the welcome bunting should have been out.
Jfanwingbob ( Diuv rut*
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Sixty- five members of the 1968
graduating class at State Univ-sity
at Farmingdale, who made
outstanding contributions to
student organizations and the college,
were honored by Dr.
Charles W. Laffin, Jr. President
of the college, with " Aggie
Spirit" medallions at the annual
President's Luncheon. In
making the presentations, Dr.
Laffin told the students, accompanied
by their parents, that
" While there has been considerable
campus turbulence all
over the country, we, at Farmihg-dale,
have been stable and calm.
Thanks to you and the faculty
advisors," he added, " We, at
Farmingdale, have proved that
college's- still have values, still
prepare students for careers and
students still* are able to participate
in outside activities that
help enrich your; lives and establish
The " Outstanding Club Award"
of the forty organizations on
campus, presented by the Alumni
Association ( 12,000 strong), Went
to the Newman Club in recognition
of its outstanding service
to the college and community.
Dr. Michael Lawrence, Syosset,
Class of ' 29, made the presentation.
" You folks are a true example
of continuing education," Vice
President Jack Purcell of State
University at Farmingdale told
45 outstanding representatives of
every major food chain in Greater
New York, as they wound
up their highly successful 14-
week Evening College Super
market Management Workshop.
Dr. James Nihan, Dean of the
Evening College, commended
Richard ( Dick) I. Topus, " Who
did his customary fine job in
directing the course and coordinating
Besides the " great relationship
with the college by the food
industry leaders," it was pointed
out how through these workshops
the students a) Have become
more marketable in their products
and more knowledgeable a-bout
their field; b) The bosses
feel that the " graduates " work
smarter than harder. The two
principal speakers, Dr. George
E. Leone, Commissioner, Dept.
of Health, Suffolk County, and
Dr. Raymond Hoecker, Chief
Agricultural Research Service
U. S, Dept. of Agriculture, Wash-ington,
cited the College for
" making its fine facilities available,"
Each said, " We've always
enjoyed the greatest relationship
with the University."
FACULTY NOTES: - The faculty
will return to the campus
on September 3 for the start
of the Fall Semester, 1968- 69
Dr. Edwin Ore, English Department
for the past 16 years a
cantor at St. Patrick's Cathedral
was in the choir at the Mass
on the " Day of Burial for Robert
Francis Kennedy." He said,
" The service was in keeping
with the great feeling of loss
that was evident throughout the
nation." Prof. Vincent Tolino,
Director of Institutional Research,
is leaving the University
at Farmingdale t o pursue a full-time
program of studies at the
graduate level at the Arizona
State University College of Law
The Campus Residence, which
formerly housed the President
of the College and his family,
has now been designated as the
Campus Conference Center. It
includes a faculty conference
room and offices for the Alumni
Association and the Director of
Housing for the college.
Professor Abe Blinderman's
article, " The Religious Idealism
of Upton Sinclair," ai peared recently
in the Crane Review, a
publication of the Crane Theological
Seminary, Tufts University.
He also has received a contract
from Twayne Publications to
write a book, American Writers
about Education, for their American
Authors Series .. TheSocial
Science Department has an opening
for a Psychology teacher,
emphasis on child development.
The position starts in September
1968. Candidates should contact
Dr. Jones or Professor Dougher
Dr. Junes Nihan, Evening College
Dean, reports that a delegation
of representatives from
Hofstra met recently with nearly
40 evening college graduates
and matriculating students to dis -
cuss evaluation of college credits
for transfer to Hofstra. The three
hour evening confab proved most
beneficial to the students who
are concerned about transferring
their Evening College credits
toward further higher education.
Student Activities Counselor,
Joseph Benedict, advises that
at least 13 scholarships were
won by the Freshman Class.
All the money will be applied
to the students' tuition fees, etc.
next Fall . . Frank Elkins, Assistant
to the president for
Public Information, received his
second citation from the United
States Winter Olympic Games
Committee for his journalist contributions
to the Nordic and Alpine
Ski teams. Frank has long
been a member of the Winter
Olympic Press Advisory Committee
• . . Professor George
Sweeney, Social Science Dept.
has had another manuscript," The
Industrial College Consortium"
accepted by the Training and
Development Journal. In accepting
same, the editors wrote:
" It is an excellent manuscript
which will undoubtedly be of great
interest to our readership" . .
In its continuing effort to reach
into the community, particularly
the disadvantaged areas, the
Evening College has been
represented at local high schools
by Mrs. Matilda Miller, Evening
Letters To The
Just to keep the record
straight. A story that appeared
in a newspaper on the nabbing
of eight persons in East Farmingdale
on drug charges stated
" including two students at the
was in error.
The paper admitted the statement
The State University is proud
of its record, both on campus and
in relation with surrounding communities.
Assistant to president
for public information
My husband has been deceased
since February 28, 1968 and I
have lost all of his Social Security
benefits on acount of the
new bill Congress has passed the
past three years. I believe people
will be interested in this.
Looking for a provocative definition
of Social Security? Try
this on for size. It is not insurance.
It is a fraud. It is a
bad investment in retirement. It
is risky, because Congress can
always change it, and you' 11 never
get back the money you put into
it. That's not the way it was
supposed to be, but it is.
I am a widow who thought her
husband's benefits would help
provide for her. Where do I
go from here?
Mrs. M. Formici
Fireman Apprentice George
Marrazzo, USN, 19, son of Mr.
and Mrs. George E. Marrazzo
of 209 Birch Ave. S., Farming-dale,
was awarded the Navy Unit
Commendation as a crewmember
of the heavy cruiser USS Newport
News homeported in Norfolk,
The award was presented to
the crew for its accomplishments
and combat record during the
ship's recent deployment to South
As a member of the ship's
crew he shares in the record
earned in Vietnam when Newport
News fired more than 59,000
rounds at enemy supply routes,
logistics craft, troop movements
and artillery positions.
The citation lauded the crew-members
for " consistantly surpassing
all previous records in
every phase of naval gunfire
* * *
Airman First Class Peter
Yodice, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Peter B. Yodice, 36 McKinley
Ave., Farmingdale, is on duty
at Phan Rang AB, Vietnam.
Airman Yodice, an aircraft
equipment repairmen, is a member
of the Pacific Air Forces.
Before his arrival in Southeast
Asia, he was assigned at Luke
Air Force Base, Arizona.
The airman was graduated in
1966 from Farmingdale Senior
Schedule For Non- Public
School Textbook Pickup
In accordance with the New York State Textbook Law, the
Farmingdale Public Schools will distribute textbooks to those
Farmingdale resident students who will attend non- public schools
Pupils attending St. Kilian's, Our Lady of Lourdes, St. James *
and Maria Regina Schools will receive textbooks at these schools.
All other students are requested to report to the Weldon E.
Howitt Junior High School, Van Cott Avenue, Farmingdale according
to the following schedule.
9: 00 - 12: 00 Noon
Holy Trinity High School
Grade 9 ( all students)
Grade 10 ( A- K students)
Queen of The Rosary
Grades 9. 10, 11
Academy of St. Joseph
Chaminade High School
St. John The Baptist
1: 00 - 3: 00 P. M.
Holy Trinity High School
Grade 10 ( L- Z students)
Grade 11 ( all students)
Queen of The Rosary
St. Anthony High School
St. Pius X Prep. Seminary
Holy Family Diocesan High
St. Dominic High School
Seton Hall High School
September 4 St. Martin of Tours, Bethpage Brooklyn Preparatory
Our Lady of Mercy Academy Maria Regina H. S.,
Archbishop Molloy High School Sacred Heart
Trinity Lutheran High School St. Agnes High School
Long Island Lutheran High School Regis High School
St. Martin of Tours, Amityville St. John's
Hebrew Academy of
Mid- Island Hebrew Day
Textbooks not picked up according to the above schedule may be
secured only on September 20th between the hours of 9: 00 a. m.
and 3: 00 p. m. at 521 Conklin Street.
Farmingdale OBSERVER, Thursday, August 8, 1968
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