Every so often school boards hold curriculum
meetings when department heads give detailed
reports on their particular subjects being taught
in the schools.
Generally, they are long, and sometimes boring.
Not so this past Monday at District 22 Board Meeting.
The curriculum meeting topic was ' Extracurricular
Some imaginative member of the administrative
staff came up with a live demonstration. Four top
members of the debating team alternated in giving
the pros and cons of the topic. One board member
remarked ' when I heard the first debater give
reasons calling for the abolishment of extra cur-ricular,
I was ready to do away with them!' ( The
next speaker changed the board member's mind.)
The Board was greatly impressed.
The teenagers upstaged the administrators reports
and analysis by the proverbial mile.
Only one ingredient was missing. The taxpayers
present numbered less than a dozen.
* * *
The Town budget battle is on.
Several weeks ago Supervisor Michael N. Petito
submitted his preliminary budget. On the day he was
presenting it to the Board, an alleged ' raiding
party' is said to have found the GOP Board majority
running off their own version downstairs in Town
At the Town Board meeting this week, the GOP
Board majority asked the Democrat supervisor
to vote on their budget. Petito's reply was that he
hadn't received a copy, so he abstained from the
The hearing will be held on November 9, two
days after election. Petito contends the GOP proposed
budget cut is political. If not, why is the
hearing being held two days after election ? Good
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This week has been designated by Governor
Nelson A. Rockefeller as " Newspaper Week" in a
proclamation reminding of Thomas Jefferson's
statement that " the only security of all is in a free
press". The Governor also cited the fact that weekly
newspapers have increased in circulation.
The Town of Oyster Bay's proclamation cited
the following historic facts.
WHEREAS, the first regular newspaper published
in the United States was started in 1690, and
WHEREAS, in 1735 the courts gave judicial
notice by acquitting John Peter Zenger, a weekly
editor, on a charge of libelling the then British
WHEREAS, the Bill of Rights firmly established
press freedom by prohibiting any abridgement to
the freedom of the press, and
WHEREAS, newspapers serving the people of the
Town of Oyster Bay, as well as the nation, have
reached their highest circulation in history during
the past year,
BE IT RESOLVED THAT we commend the
diligence and public service of the newspapers,
publishers and newspaper people by proclaiming
the week of October 8 to 14, 1967, NEWSPAPER
WEEK in the Town of Oyster Bay, thus participating
in National Newspaper Week during this same
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A renewed call for raising
Federal Taxes from working and
productive citizens, should alert
the hard- pressed taxpayers to
ponder the misuse of tax money
now being pursued by LBJ, the
modern day Robin Hood, and his
arm- twisted Congressional supporters.
Billions have been given
to Communist enemies while
American boys die in Vietnam.
Welfare and other socialistic
boon- doggle projects are costing
billions in an effort to fight
poverty'. On top of this, inflation
has eroded the purchasing
power and the life savings of
each and everyone in our nation.
A return to fiscal sanity is urgently
needed and the election
polls should clearly indicate the
the fruits of the laborer are his
to possess and enjoy and not the
property of political fatcats with
the vote buying propensities.
Francis A. Collins.
18 Clifford Drive,
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15
1 to 5 p. m. Open House, Farmingdale
Public Library, Main
MONDAY, OCTOBER 16
8: 30 p. m. Farmingdale Republican
Club meeting, St. Thomas
Undercroft Constitution discussion.
Delegate John Burns,
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17
12: 15 p. m. Luncheon and bridge
sponsored by the Women's C lub
of Farmingdale to be held at
Bethpage Club House
6 to 8: 30 p. m. Blood drive, Farmingdale
Council Knights of
Columbus and Bethpage Lodge,
Masonic Hall, Farmingdale.
12: 30 p. m. Missionary from Asia,
speaker Woman's Society of
Christian Service, Community
Methodist Church, Park Boulevard,
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18
8: 15 p. m. Meet Your Candidates
Night, St. Rose of Lima Parish
Auditorium Republican, De- mo-cratic
and Conservative party
candidates slated to attend.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19
8: 30 p. m. Farmingdale Democratic
Club meeting. Discussion
on State Constitution, 640
10 a. m. Story Picture Hour, children
ages three to five. Plain-edge
8 p. m. Italian Historical Society
of America, Fashion Show,
Dinner, Salisbury Country
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13
9 p. m. Yom Kippur Eve ( Kol
Nidre) services, Temple Jud-ea,
Jerusalem and Central
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14
9: 30 a. m. Yom Kippur morning
services, Temple Judea, Jeru--
Farmingdale Village officials
who attended die Nassau County
Village Officials annual dinner
held at Carl Hoppl's in Baldwin
included Mayor Joseph Zureck,
Trustee Willis N. Carman Jr.,
Village Attorney Joseph Stern.
Police Justice John E. Gillies,
Superintendent of Public Works
Hugh Newman. Village Clerk
James McKenna, Fire Chief William
Sisco, Chairman of the Planning
Board, Fred Rathgeber,
Chairman of die Board of Fire
Commissioners, Jack Delaney.
Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller
was the guest speaker.
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speaks to vou
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By RepJames Grover I g ^ n J About a year ago, Republicans
in Congress, realizing that the
Great Society concepts being
pushed by the administration
were unrealistic, began to offer
constructive alternatives. The
premise, which is now being
pushed by the administration
were unrealistic, began to offer
The premise, which is now being
accepted by all factions in Congress,
was that problems of poverty
could not be met by the government
alone -- that private industry,
which is the true strength
of our nation, must be brought
into the picture.
A group of Republican legislators,
including myself, proposed
the Human Investment Act
last year. Prospects are bright
that this concept will be adopted
by Congress this year. Even the
President appeared last week to
realize that private enterprise
must be brought into the picture.
Of course, he gave the impression
that the idea had burst full- blown
out of his think- tank, but we're
not looking for any credit. We just
want to see some common sense
injected into the federal approach
to problems of poverty, minority
groups and rebuilding of our
The Republican program calls
for the government to offer indus -
try tax inducements to create
training and retraining programs
for those in our society
who are unprepared by education,
experience or training to hold
down a job. It calls for the government
to create an economic
and tax climate which would make
it profitable for private investors
to risk their capital in the massive
rebuilding job which must
be done in our cities.
We want the government to lure
private insurance companies
back to the now- unprofitable field
of insuring slum property. We
don't want tax funds used for supplementing
the rents of those who
would like to live in better quarters
than they can afford but,
rather, for the government to
create new tax- payingproperties
through providing incentives to
private investors. It seems to
me it is a socio- economic law
that those who own private property
It's been our experience that
the government is very good at
spending tax funds, but not too
good at creating new jobs or at
providing efficient training programs
at a reasonable cost.
American private industry has
shown that it is efficient.
There's nothing shameful about
saving money, and promoting efficiency
in programs to aid our
cities is most desirable. I hope
that the President doesn't change
fTi HE WASHINGTON WATCH
By Congressman . John W. Wydler. 1
Like Caesar's wife, a Congressman
is expected to be above
suspicion. With a few exceptions
the members of Congress lead
such lives* Being continually
in the public eye and having a
political opponent every two
years insures that a Congressman's
activities are always
When you realize there are
more than 500 members of the
House and Senate, the fact that
one or two transgress is not
surprising.. The fact that the
members have been elected indicates
they personally have a
good image with their constituents.
The public, however,
suspects some other Congressman
may be profiting from their position.
We should do more- everything
necessary - to put such
fears to rest.
Recently, in testimony before
the House Committee on Standards
of Officials Conduct I outlined
three concrete stops that
should be taken.
First, I called for an updated,
new and clear set of ethical
rules of conduct for Members of
Congress. This would make clear
to them and to the public what is
required sothat a Congressman's
personal affairs do not unduly
influence his Congressional
Secondly, I would like to see
an utter and complete disclosure
of a Congressman's entire financial
affairs. Partial disclosure
would not bring the speculation
and criticism to an end. Such
disclosure should be made to a
non- partisan Commission or
Ombudsman with the right to
make all or part of it public.
I, for one, would be quite willing
to give such a Commission
a copy of my income tax return.
Finally, I think we should establish
a grievance committee
modeled after those that operate
in the Bar Association. Such a
Committee could hear complaints
and issue rulings on ethics.
I realize these requirements
are unusual and do transgress on
a Congressman's rights as an
ordinary citizen of our nation.
This, however, is part of the job
and responsibility of being a Congressman.
I, for one, am prepared
to accept and live by such
Bank Moves To Larger Quarters
The South Farmingdale Office
of Long Island Trust Company
moves to new and larger quarters
at 901 South Main Street on Monday,
October 16. Located across
the street from its present address
in the County Line Shopping
Center, the office will be
housed in a colonial- style brick
building on a large wooded plot.
William Home, manager of the
office, said banking hours will
remain the same - 9 a. m. through
3 p. m. Monday through Friday,
and 6 p. m. Uirough 8 p. m. Friday
Evening. The new drive- up
window will be open 9 a. m.
through 3 p. m. Monday through
Thursday, and all day Friday
9 a. m. through 8 p. m. Otner
facilities include an enlarged safe
deposit vault, night depository,
and ample parking facilities.
The interior decor of the new
office continues the colonial
theme in colors of green and
white. An interesting feature is
a fireplace, faced in marble and
flanked by sconces, which highlights
the lobby area.
The bank will celebrate its
move with a housewarming which
starts officially on Thursday,
October 19th, and will continue
dirough Friday, November 3rd.
Free gifts will be given to all
new accounts opened during that
K of C And Masons
Join In Drive
The Farmingdale Council
Knights of Columbus and Bethpage
Lodge Free and Accepted
Masons, will join forces to conduct
tiieir semi annual blood
drive from 6: 00 to 8: 30 p. m.
on Tuesday, October 17, at die
Masonic Hall, 125 Main St.,
Frank Simone. K of C Fraternal
Activities Chairman and Joseph
Tate of Bethpage Lodge are co-chairmen
of the event.
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