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Vol. 5 No. 45 Second Class Postnac has been paid at Farmingdale, N, Y. 11735 Thursday, June 27, 1968
SCHOOL BUDGET PASSES The resubmitted Farmingdale
school budget of $ 17,281,180 was
approved by 2,394 to 1,534 vote
last Saturday. The voters also
approved a proposition, 2,229 to
1,645, that authorized the Board
of Education to negotiate a three
year contract for transportation.
The relatively light vote
brought out only about half as
many as had turned out to defeat
the first $ 17,434,439 budget
on May 8 by ci 5,106 to 2,380
count amidrumors that the transportation
budget contained monies
for transporting Wyandanch
students despite Board denials.
The rumor was based on a fear
that a NAACP proposal to dissolve
the Wyandanch school district
would have an effect by
neighboring school districts including
Farmingdale. The rumors
were fanned by a local
organization named DEBT.
After the initial budget defeat,
the Board trimmed the budget
on the advice of a newly appointed
Citizens Advisory Committee on
Finance. After studying the budget,
the CAC voted unanimously
to support the June 22 budget
vote and DEBT also favored a
' yes' vote.
Part of the June budget had
been reduced because of a new
bid on transportation at a much
lower figure as well as more State
Aid than previously anticipated.
Board President, Mrs. Lucille
Goulding commented, " The last
time, there were many, many
people aroused over an issue
that obviously was not an issue.
This time this did not seem to be
Trustee A. Terry Weathers,
who is also Finance Chairman,
stressed " the cooperative effort
behind passage of the second proposal.
Weathers explained the
low numbers at die polls by saying,
" Many people who voted'no'
on the original budget felt the
revised budget did not call for a
' no' vote. Not voting at all was,
in a sense, agreeing with this
The new Farmingdale budget
carries an estimated tax rate
of $ 9.24 for each $ 100 of assessed
valuation in the Oyster Bay
sector of the district and a $ 14.59
rate for each $ 100 of valuation in
the Babylon Town sector.
xNo Progress Without Conflict' Movers Tells Graduates
Former Special Assistant and
Press Secretary to President
Lyndon B. Johnson, Bill D„
Moyers, told 1,100 graudates on
Monday at the State Agricultural
and Technical College, Farmingdale,
that " We have never
had progress without eonflictand
we never will." He said the
problems of poverty war, crime
in the streets and the recent
assassinations of Senator Robert
F. Kennedy and the Rev. Martin
Luther King Jr., will " never be
improved if we push them under
the rug or try to create from
them the ' good old days' that,
never were." He warned against
defeatist attitude, the result of
society believing that present
ills are incurable.
He then focused his attention
to the parents and older
folks in the audience, calling
today's youth " hypocrisy spotters.
Tltey are fed up with their
elders who follow the rule that
' To do so is noble; to tell others
to do so is also noble, and much
less trouble," he said.
" They want to play their part
now and they want a larger share
in the decisions about their lives.
This desire has caused them to
believe that nothing is more important
than . human life. It is
the young who act, the young who
make things happen, the young
who take the risks and because
of this the American society will
never again be the same." He
wound up his most stirring
address with a warning against
complacency tor those who say,
" if I could only. . . ." Local
problems of poverty, political
corruption and unwise land use,
Mr8 Moyers, added, " will be
faced right here by people like you,
or they will not be faced at all."
The forty- ninth commencement
exercise drew close to
5,000 onlookers who saw the record
number of graduates surpass
last year's class by 353. The first
graduating class in 1916
was made up of 60 students,
four years after the State Legislature
founded the first public
college on Long Island in Farmingdale.
- Burton Morgan, of Massapequa
Park, and president of the Alumni
Association, presented the
" Alumnus of the Year" award
to Fred L. Carey, Farmingdale,
Class of 1929, a ' true good
Samaritan", who has lived in
the same homestead at Farmingdale
since his marriage.
From 1930 until 1942, Fred
worked at College, then joined
the Dept. of Agriculture and Markets,
where he is currently
a Food Inspector for New York
. ctlve my \ r\ nja\ r
community groups and his Farm-'
ingdale church, he served as an
air raid warden during World War
II and as a member of the Half
air raid warden during World War
II and as a member of the
Half Hollow Hills School district
school board for three years.
Mrs. Louise Fueschel, left, and Judge Willis B. Carman, third from left,
who graduated high school here 50 years ago in the class of 1918, are pictured
as they looked over the nearly 800 graduates- to- be at last Sunday's commencement
exercises. Mrs. Fue jchel and Judge Carman received honorary
diplomas and were made official graduates of the class of 1968. A third member
of the class, Mrs. iiuth Allen, who was unable to attend, was also so
honored. Pictured with the pair are Mrs. William Kinzler, wife of the superintendent
of schools and Mrs. Willis B. Carman. pokre88 photo
Kathey Delligatl, a member of the Farmingdale
Senior High School graduating class of 1968 was
caught by the camera just before she received her
diploma at Sunday's graduation ceremonies. John
H. Scardinawas presented with the Board of Education
award and the Principal's award was given to
Scardina and Douglas J. Hynes ( not pictured).
Photo by li. iiy Friend
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