Town Has Animals For Adoption
Increase In Number Of Stray Pets
In an effort to stem the rising
incidence of dogs running at large,
Town Supervisor Michael N.
Petito this week urged owners
of dogs an » cats to familiarize
themselves with Townordinances
which specifically forbid allowing
pets to roam about an area without
personal attendance by the
owner. In the past few weeks,
it was pointed out that there has
been an increase in the number
of stray pets seized by employees
of the Town Animal Shelter in
The Shelter's Director, Henry
Bailey, also said there has been
an increase in the number of
persons appearing in local courts
to pay fines to reclaim their
seized pets. Fine for such an
offense range up to $ 25 for each
incidence and in the last three
weeks, over 60 persons have been
forced to reclaim seized animals
in the courts.
Petito urged a Town- wide
campaign to increase the adoption
of dogs and cats seized and placed
in the Town's Animal Shelter, in
Syosset. The Supervisor pointed
out that dogs may be purchased
for two dollars after being held
the minimum 14 days, and that
there is no fee for adopting cats.
Petito said that many animals are
destroyed simply because of a
lack of interest on the part of
the general public.
Award $ 111,712 Merrick Road
A $ 111,712.25 contract was
awarded for c o n s t r u c t i o n of
drainage facilities along Merrick
Road from the Unqua River to
Carman Mill Road, Massapequa.
Under the contract, catch
basins and subsurface drains will
be installed for the entire length
of the project with the westerly
portion being drained into the
Unqua River and the easterly
portion into the Carman River.
The project is expected to alleviate
flooding conditions along
Merrick Road following rainstorms.
James W. McCaffrey, 20,
Specialist fourth Class James
W. Mc Caffrey. 20. of 203 A Glenn
Court. Farmingdale who was
killed in Vietnam, will be buried
this Friday at 9: 30 a. m. at St.
Kiiian's Roman Catholic Church.
Mc Caffrey who volunteered for
action in Vietnam and had been
there three months was attached
to Company A of the 25th Infantry
Division, when he was
caught, in an ambush 60 miles
from Saigon. He had previously
served in Korea and bad recovered
from scrapnell wounds suf-fered
in August during a skirmish
in the demilitarized zone while
He had planned to resume his
college education after his discharge
to take up the study of
law. Mc Caffrey had attended
Clemson University, prior toen-tering
Besides his parents he is survived
by his three sisters.
Set Open House
Dates At College
The State University of New
York A& T College at Farming-dale
will hold its 49th Annual
Open House on May 3- 4.
Every department and facility
at the college will be open to the
general public. A record turnout
of 23,000 people visited the college
for the two- day event last
By Alex Rankin
The battle lines are drawing
Gov. Rockefeller told the state
Legislature he wants a tax hike.
The Legislature told Rockefeller
it won't give him a tax
hike. And the mailman is dumping
sacks of mail in lawmakers'
desks telling them they don't
want a tax hike, period.
1 got 50 letters in one day,"
said one Central New York lawmaker.
" 1 never got that many
in a month."
Anthony J. Travia, speaker of
die Assembly and top Democrat
in Albany, has made it clear that
despite budget economies he intends
to keep die promise he and
Rockefeller made to school districts
last April - that they will
get a two per cent increase in
their operating aid costs.
Only half die promise can be
kept, however. The promise was
that it would come from die state
lottery. The lottery, however,
has been a failure so far. So the
money will come out of the taxpayers'
pockets. It will cost $ 2
Some legislators aren't worried
about that so much as mey
are worried rhat die whole thing
will set one of rbose governmental
dieories in motion -
costs never go down, diey always
go up - and Rockefeller and Travia
might decide to get some
votes and promise four per cent
Legislators are filing some interesting
bills. They include:
*** Oue by Bronx Republican
John Calandra would double die
salaries of legislators from die
present $ 15,000 to $ 30,000 a year
and give Senators $ 25,000 each to
run offices in iheir home districts
and Assemblymen $ 15,000 each.
*** A bill that would require
every city, town, village or fire
district toprovide medical, surgical
and hospital service or insurance
for paid firemen, at no
cost to the firemen.
*** A bill by Republican
Assemblyman Vincent R. Balletta
Jr. of Port Washington that would
allow volunteer firemen to get
their auto license plates at half
State Comptroller Arthur
Levitt says audits of local governments
by his office reveal
620 instances in which only one
firm had bid on an item up for
Levitt says studies show that
where there are more than one
bidder, prices are generally five
or six per cent lower than the
price the government unit anticipated.
Levitt said the item on which
single bids were most frequently
received was highway equipment-
In one case, he said, one firm
was the single bidder on 55 highway
equipment contract awards
with a total value of more than
Other items which draw single
bids are asphalt, salt, stone, gasoline
and pipe, he said.
Levitt said the survey involved
17 counties, 204 towns and one
village. " I am concerned by the
indication that municipalities and
local taxpayers are not receiving
die full benefits that are intended
to flow from the competition for
contract awards," said Levitt,
die state's elected watchdog on
state and local government
Plans also call for installation
of new curb and pavement along
the frontage of Marjorie Post
Park from the westerly entrance
to Unqua Road to improve traffic
conditions in the area.
Work is expected to start in
March and be completed by June.
Bicycle Bill Colls For
Bicycle paint will have to be
luminescent for clear sighting
in vehicular headlights at night,
under terms of a bill introduced
this week by the Joint Legislative
Committee on Motor Vehicles,
Traffic and Highway
Senator Edward J. Speno, committee
chairman, said that the
legislation would protectyoung-sters
and motorists by reducing
the likelihood of accidents and
near- accidents. The reflector
at the rear of bikes often falls
off and is not sufficient, the
The bike bill, with a 1970
effective date would make it unlawful
to sell any bicycle unless
it has a complete luminescent
surface on all painted portions
of the bicycles. It was added
to 27 bills put into the hopper
on Monday of this week by committee
members, dealing with
motorcycles, cars, school buses,
vehicular inspection, accident investigation,
seat belts and several
other major areas of highway
a I don V
need God 99
Maybe you don't... if you
think of God as merely
some distant person, or
But, if you were to know
God as Mind, the source
of all ideas and intelligence,
or as Life, the
source of strength and
health . . . wouldn't it
make sense to know
You can . . .
Practical ways of knowing
God are discussed at the
Christian Science Sunday
School. Visit a class this
9: 30 AM, 11: 15 Sunday Morning
First Church of Christ,
Merrick Rd. fc Btltmore Blvd.
Eight Pequans Nominated
To Service Academies
Eight young men from the
Massapequas were among the
28 nominated for United States
service academies by Congressman
James R. Grover. According
to Grover, " The nominees
represent the very best young
men that the Second Congressional
District has to offer -
academically, physically and in
extra - curricular activities."
The final appointments will be
made by the officials atthe service
The nominees are: for the Air
Force Academy, Thomas Atmore
Banks, Jr. of 168 Massapequa
Avenue, Massapequa Park and
Kenneth Edward McKenna of 263
West End Avenue, Massapequa.
Frederick Joseph Luhrs Jr.
of 38 Joludow Drive; Thomas
Francis McGrath of 283 Ocean
Avenue and John Dean Stehn
Jf 136 McKinley Street, all of
Massapequa Park, were nominated
for the Merchant Marine
John William Goss of 309Pacific
Street, Massapequa Park,
and Leo Joseph Schiavello of
111 Louis Street. North Massapequa,
were nominated for the
Gilbert Whiting Lower re Jr. of
312 Grover Avenue, Massapequa,
was nominated for the Military
Adademy at West Point.
Vincent Noto Nominated
To Air Force Academy
Vincent Charles Noto of 8 Lee
Drive, Farmingdale was nominated
by Congressman James
R. Grover Jr. for an appoint-of
school records and by the
screening of a citizen's committee.
The final decision will
Contestants must be under 19
years of age and entries must be
submitted before February 12.
Commander Walter Dibble of
Massapequa Veterans of Foreign
Wars this week announced that
the group is conducting a contest
to find an original patriotic slogan
or catch phrase " in ten or less
words, which will illustrate the
spirit of pride and faith in American
The best entry will be awarded
a $ 100 Savings Bond.
Entries should be mailed to
Robert Clifford, 39 West Walnut
Announce Registration For
TOB Cultural Workshop
Registration for Oyster Bay
Town's Recreation Department's
Cultural Arts Workshop will be
held Saturday, February 3 from
10 a. m. to noon, Councilman
Ralph J. Marino, Board Majority
Leader announced today.
Marino said the registration
will be held attheSyosset- Wood-bury
Community Center. The
workshops, open to residents
of the Syosset - Woodbury Community
Park District for a minimal
fee, will begin the week of
February 13 and run for 10
Adult Workshops will include
, guitar, dance ( body conditioning)
flower craft, adventures in color
( portrait painting), bridge, water
color, piano, sketching and drawing,
china painting, sculpture,
sewing and oil painting.
Teen workshops will feature
modern jazz, piano, jewelry,
theatre arts, creative photography,
sewing and guitar.
Children workshops involve
baton twirling, modern dance,
new craft, puppetry, oil painting,
theatre arts and guitar.
There are also programs for
pre- kindergarten ( ages 4- 5), skin
and scuba diving and the Teen
Additional information may be
had by calling Mrs. Lois Manning
at 921- 5944.
Healy Blocks Plans For
' Drive- In' Restaurant
Town of Oyster Bay Councilman
Philip Healey issued a suspension
on construction of a Weston's
restaurant- drive- in at Unqua
and Merrick Road, Massapequa,
which had received a
Building Department permit from
the Town of Oyster Bay. According
to Healey, the Business ' F'
zoning was all that was required
if the facility were considered
a ' restaur ant', but a special use
permit was necessary, which is
determined after a public hearing
before the Town Board if the
facility is considered a ' drive- in.'
Healey sent the plans to die Town
Attorney's office for a ruling
and they ruled that there were sufficient
erounds for review of the
definition of the facility.
In the meantime the Nassau
Shores Civic Association had
taken a position against the construction
of the facility and would
have probably gone through the
expensive process of having an
' injunction' placed against Weston's.
Weston's may challenge the
Town's position in court or they
may apply for the Special Use
permit before the Town Board.
Last week an application by
Grand Union and other stores
for a shopping center in this general
area had been denied by die
Offer Transportation Course
Dr. Charles W. Laffin, Jr.,
president of the State University's
College at Farmingdale,
announced that the
Business Department's course
on transportation principles will
be hehi every Tuesday night from
7: 30 to 10: 15 starting February
13th and continuing through May
Farmingdale OBSERVER Thursday, January 25, 1968
The course emphasizes the
transportation function from the
end of the production line to the
home of the ultimate consumer.
Field trips to major carriers
in the Long Island area will be
part of the curriculum.
Registration for the Transportation
Principles will take
place on Tuesday evening, January
30th, from 6 to 9 p. m.
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