KNOW THE SIGNS OF DRUG ABUSE
District Attorney William Cahn has directed
our attention to the symptoms and effects of -
the most common narcotics, so that parents
can be alert for any signs of drug usage in
their own children.
A boy or girl will show a change in personality
and drop old friends for new ones. They may
change their time schedules for home and out-side
activities. They need too much money
and cannot account for the way it has been
spent. Money disappears from purses and valu-ables
may vanish from home. They withdraw from
family companionship. They yawn and are list-less.
They spend an unreasonable amount of
time in the bathroom and could be taking "shots"
of drugs. They insist upon keeping their arms
covered at all times because they do not want
to reveal injection marks. The pupils of the
eyes may be either too large or too small.
These indications are often connected with
other causes. If the signs are evident, your
child may be using narcotics or drugs, justi-fying
Marijuana smokers have a glassy stare, the
pupils of their eyes are too large, the
"whites" of their eyes are orange-red in color.
Their behavior is erratic, and they seem un-able
to meet situations. They experience a
succession of psychological effects such as
laughing, crying, hallucinations, lethargy,
and an increased desire for sugar. There is
a loss of judgment of time and space, and this
may particularly impair judgment when operating
a vehicle. Chronic use of marijuana may ad-versely
effect the personality and has a poten-tially
harmful effect upon the brain and other
organs. A chronic irritation of the eyes and
inflammation of the lungs may result. Indica-tions
on the basis of law enforcement records
reveal that frequent use of marijuana leads to
a graduation to stronger and more dangerous
drugs and narcotics.
BARBITURATE USER .
The barbiturate user appears drunk - with
slurred speech, staggered gait, and erratic
emotions - yet there is no alcoholic odor on
his breath. He may yawn frequently and may
fall asleep suddenly. Taken by mouth or in-jected,
they are obtained in colored capsules.
Alcohol plus barbiturates is extremely danger-ous
and is sometimes fatal.
If a youth experiments with "pep pills", he
will exhibit over-stimulated and aggressive
behavior, impairment of intellect and judg-ment,
complete fatigue, and have poor coordin-ation
and hallucination. Amphetamines dry the
mucous membranes of the nose and mouth. The
user may constantly scratch his nose and lick
his lips. He eats infrequently, cannot sleep,
perspires profusely, talks incessantly, or
chain smokes. His hands may tremble.
A heroin user has unsteady, glassy, watery,
discolored eyes, and the pupils look too
small. He may have scars on his arms or
body where he has injected the narcotic.
While "doped", he is a listless person,
seems drowsy and yawns frequently. He may
have small spasms of the face or body. He
has abnormal ideas, very low morals, is
anti-social and has no regard for the rights
of others. When deprived of the drug, he
suffers extreme torture and becomes danger-ous.
Heroin is a white or off-white, bitter .
powder. There is no known permanent cure
for addiction to this drug.
Symptoms are enigmatic - ranging from trance-like
states-to terror. This drug is very
dangerous and recurs without taking addition-al
doses. It is sold in very snail amounts
on a piece of blotter or on a sugar cube*
A PUBLIC INFORMATION BULLETIN OF THE VILLAGE OF FREEPORT
46 NORTH OCEAN AVENUE TELEPHONE FReeport 8-4000 ROBERT J. SWEENEY, MAYOR
Public Meeting On The 1st Monday Of Month Only During June, July, Aug., Sept.
Deputy Mayor William White checks progress in one of the projects of Freeport's new Summer Aide
Program employing sixteen and seventeen year old youths. As a result of the program sponsored by
the Neighborhood Youth Corps of Nassau County, twenty Freeport youngsters were put to work in the
local parks and other facilities, in addition to the twenty previously hired by the Village, Mayor
Robert J. Sweeney reported. The new group, Mayor Sweeney said, is paid fully by the County Agency,
under a special allocation of Federal funds to the Neighborhood Youth Corps. The teenagers are
working about 25 hours a week at the rate of 92.00 per hour. The County was allotted 100 additiona
jobs recently, and Freeport was assigned 20 of these positions, the Mayor reported. The youths
are under the supervision of Parks and Recreation Superintendent Stan Brekne. Working with the
Village are County personnel including Mr. Allen loli, Vocational Counsellor of the Neighborhood
Youth Corps and Mrs. Lillian Fletcher of the Manpower Unit of the Cooperative Service Center.
Trustees: George H. Fairberg, Thomas J. LoveBdge, Lloyd E. OTT, Wlffiam H. White
Wage Clerk: Joha J. MacDoaald - Treasurer: Leonard D.B. Smith - Counsel: Oakley Gentry, Jr.
Since mini-bikes are powered by gasoline mo-tors,
they are classed as motorcycles in the
Vehicle and Traffic Law. Therefore, if a mini-bike
is ridden on public property, the rider
must possess either a junior motorcycle or a
regular motorcycle license. A junior operator-motorcycle,
or regular operator-motorcycle, or
chauffeur-motorcycle license also permits the
operation of a mini-bike. Junior licenses
may be obtained at age 16, regular licenses at
age 18 or a regular license may be obtained
at age 17 if the person passes the high school
driver education course. Junior opeeators
may not drive during the hours of darkness -
8 pm until 5 am - unless accompanied by a
parent or guardian.
Registration - to obtain registration certifi-
.cate and plate for mini-bike, owner must com-plete
an application, present proof of owner-ship,
and evidence of liability insurance in
the minimum amounts of $10,000420,000 and
$5,000, and vehicle must bear State's Safety
Inspection Sticker. Fees are calculated ac-cording
to weight..$2.00 for a bike weighing
200 pounds or less, $5.00 for one weighing
201 to 550 pounds, and $1.00 for each 100 pounds
or major fraction thereof for one weighing in
excess of 500 pounds.
Equipment - Mini-bikes ridden on public prop-erty
must have: adequate brakes, horn, bell
or other warning device, but not a siren-type
device, rear-view mirror attached to handle-bar,
suitable muffler to prevent unnecessary
noises (Muffler cutouts are forbidden), white
light for registration number plate, one ap-proved
headlamp, approved tail lamp on rear,
adequate red reflector on rear, handlebars not
more than 15 inches higher than the mini-bike
seat, seat and foot rests for operator, ap-proved
stop laap, and if a passenger is to be
carried, a rear passenger seat, hand grips and
foot rests for the passenger.
Safety rules - may not ride more than two a-breast
in any single traffic lane, and they
may not ride between rows of vehicles in ad-jacent
lanes of traffic, nor between parked
vehicles and vehicles in the adjacent traffic
lane. They must pass overtaken vehicles on the
left and in the adjacent traffic lane, not in
the same lane. They must indicate turns and
stops with hand signals, the same as those used
by other vehicle operators. They must wear
state-approved protective helmets and goggles.
John E. Williams, Executive Director of the
Freeport Housing Authority, was recently elect-ed
President of the Associated Housing Author-ities
of Nassau-Suffolk in ceremonies at the
Newbridge Gardens Community Room, Leyittown.
A CHANCE TO LEARN SOMETHING NEW AND INTERESTING
C.W. POST Continuing Education courses offer-ed
at the Freeport Memorial Librafy. For in-foraation
concerning these courses contact
Adult Services Librarian after August 20,1970.
discussions and sample brochures. Importance
of Recreation/Hobbies, Health Plans, Financial
Planning, Legal Responsibilities - Wills,
Estate Planning will be discussed.
SPEED READING - Fee ^5.00 (includes materials) BLACK STUDIES— Fee $20.00
Wednesday, 8:00-9:30 P.M., beginning September
23, 1970 for ten sessions - Freeport Memorial
Library - The development of correct reading
habits, perceptual accuracy, and the techniques
of skimming, rapid reading, reading to select
important ideas, reading to remember and read-ing
for critical appraisal. The most modern
aids to reading efficiency are used.
ENRICHING YOUR PRE-RETIREMENT PLANNING -
Fee - $20.00
Tuesday, 7:30-9:30 P.M., beginning November 17,
1970 for five sessions - Freeport Memorial Li-brary
- The time to plan your retirement is
the firit time your salary has a Social Secur-ity
payment deduction. A series of check lists
Monday, 7:30-8:30 P.M., beginning September
21, 1970 for ten sessions - Freeport Memorial
Library - Beginning with the background of
the Black Man in Africa and his culture, this
course presents a study of the history of the
American Negro from his arrival in America to
the present time with focus on his unique con-tributions
PHOTOGRAPHY - Fee $20.00
Thursday, 7:30-10:00 P.M., beginning November
19, 1970 for four sessions - Freeport Memorial
Library - The camera can be a copying or a re-cording
instrument. It can also be a creative
instrument generating new ideas in communicat-ing
art as a means of self expression. (Studen
must supply camera).
Patrolman Robert Hock, left, and his partner, Patrolman Richard Muldowney, put the new Freeport
Police Boat through its paces. The Marine Patrol, in its second year, has been a major deterrent
to waterfront crime. The use of the boat has been donated by the Thunderbird Company, through
the efforts of Ed Richartz of Woodcleft Marine. It is a modified Commanche 19 footer with over-sized
Crusader Inboard and Outboard Motor.
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