Friends Of Library Deny Gorton Membership
Farmingdale Public Library Director Orrin B. Dow has he wished. Mrs. Florence DeHaan made a motion, which was
decided to drop the overdue book legal action against library seconded to allow Gorton to speak. The motion was not voted
t r u s t e e - e l e c t Carl E. Gorton and the confiscated " Paris upon because it was declared ' out of order' by the President.
Review" periodical and is searching for a legal angle in the Mrs. Khan Musa, Library Board President was allowed
penal law rather than the education law. to speak and stated the Library Board's position.
This week members of the Board of Trustees received At the meeting several of those present commented that it
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n _ ^ P i e ? ° f T h e P a r i S R e v i e w f r o m t h e Publisher George was ' very unfriendly' for the Friends of the Library group
not Plimpton for review. to allow Gorton to speak. Others stated the Friends of
Last Thursday evening Gorton attended the recently reactivated
Friends of the Library and was denied membership.
Gorton paid his $ 1 membership dues that evening at the South
Farmingdale Library at a meeting called to support the Library
Boards action of ' censoring' Gorton. The meeting was
chaired by newly elected President, Mrs. Lucile Rosen.
the Library believed in the freedom of the right to read but
not in the freedom of the right to speak. Mrs. Musa explained
that Gorton had broken the law in taking the book from the
Gorton said that he would not support the board's revised
budget to be voted on June 10 because the board trimmed
During the meeting the group discussed whether they should $ 5,000 from the budget without trying to find out what could
concentrate on the passage of the recently defeated library be cut or not.
budget in one mailing or to publicize via a mailing both the
passage of the budget and the protection of the ' freedom to
read' principle. The vote was in favor of putting it out in one
During the meeting, Philip Boss read the following statement
from the Rev. Kenneth E. Hoover, Pastor of the Farmingdale
Methodist Church. It read as follows:
" Dear Friends:
In the current turmoil in our library community brought
on by the mistaken fanatical zeal of a self- appointed dicto-torial
censor, I should like to add my voice to the cause of
those who view the public library as a citizen's trust in the
continuing search for truth wherever it may be found."
" I am apprehensive of anyone who, however, sincere, sets
himself up as the sole arbiter of what is good or bad, pure or
impure, moral or immoral. No human being has that much
wisdom or information, much less a person so misguided
as to openly espouse the John Birch Society. Such loyalty
to a group using the very methods deplored in other totalitarian
societies betrays a narrow undiscriminating mind. Such
a person can be of limited value in the direction of a public
l i b r a r y ."
" As a friend of our Farmingdale Public Library, I would
look forward to educating our patrons to enjoy the best that
a library can stock, to shun the vulgar and the tasteless, and
to enjoy seeking truth where it may be found. Such standards
are not always easy to come by but the result is worth working
for in our democratic society."
At the meeting Gorton asked to make clear his position
since there was so much discussion on the right of the Freedom,
to Read. He said that he was thoroughly in support of the
philosophy that every adult had the right to read whatever
Gorton made the following statement to the OBSERVER,
" Inasmuch as the ' Fiends' the Farmingdale Library have
deemed me unworthy of membership in their " democratic
organization", I herewith announce the formation of a responsible
organization to be named the Community Association
for Responsible Libraries. The function of this association
will be to review, recommend, approve or critize library
policy. Anyone interested in joing CARL may contact me to
attend an organization meeting to be held soon.!!
In the meantime a clergyman's forum with various members
of the clergy discussing pornography and censorship has been
tentatively scheduled for June 8 by the Friends of the Farming-dale
Library. Acceptances have come from the Rev. Kenneth
E0 Hooever, Pastor of the Farmingdale Methodist Church,
Rabbi Teicher, of the Farmingdale Jewish Center, the Rev.
Albert Palmer, Rector of St. Thomas Episcopal Church and
Father Basil of St. Kilian's R. C. Church.
Saturday night Gorton appeared on the Alan Burke Television
program and explained why he had confiscated the Paris Review.
Burke tried to say that he had ' stolen' the book, George
Fain, Vice President of the Friends of the Library spoke in
rebuttal to Gorton and Ed Werner of North Massapequa asked
why the obscene material was available to children in the l i brary.
Fain attempted to make the point that Gorton had been
elected due to the ignorance of the voters and that Gorton's
membership in the John Birch Society was not an issue in
the campaign. Gorton pointed out that the entire story was
made known by the Farmingdale Observer a week before
the election and read the April 27th story headline which
read " Gorton Finds ' Pornographic' Passage in Magazine at
Farmingdale Public Library; Decides to Run For Trustee."
Oyster Bay Beaches, Parks Open For Summer Season
Oyster Bay Town's beach and
park facilities will officially open
the weekend of Memorial Day for
The variety of facilities include
surf swimming in the Atlantic
Ocean at Tobay Beach; surf
boarding at Tobay; pool swimming
at Tappen Beach; still-water
bathing at Tobay, Beekmari,
Centre Island, Roosevelt Memorial,
Oak Neck, Tappen, Al-hambra
and Florence Beaches.
Also small boat launching
ramps at Tappen, Roosevelt and
John J. Burns Park, Massapequa.
Boat docking at Roosevelt and
Tobay. Picnic areas at Roosevelt,
SHOULDER NECK AND
. Shoulder, neck and arm pain
frequently occur as a single complex
of associated symptoms.
The condition may result from
a progressive structural spinal
distortion and postural decay of
the upper back and neck.
In the very early stages, sump-toms
are usually limited to soreness
ano. a feeling of fatigue
across the top of the shoulders.
This is followed by burning pain
across the shoulders with pain
and stiffness of the neck. The
early symptoms are most often
considered due to Tl- NSION. If
the condition is allowed to continue
to develop, the spine and associated
shoulder structures i> e-'
come compressed and gradually
shift into abnormal positions.
As the spine becomes compressed
and distorted, the openings
between each pair of spinal
segmante where the nerve emits
from, become partially closed.
This causes the nerves to be irritated
or pinched as they exit
the spine. In this stage, wymp-toms
of nerve irritation develop.
These symptoms include numbness
and tingling in the hands,
arm pain, and painful restricted
shoulder movement. Chest pain
may also develop.
Experience has shown that
shoulder, neck and arm pain
syndromes which are due
to structural spinal disorders respond
readily to the specialized
care offered by your Doctor of
Visit your chiropractor today.
PUBLISHED IN THE 1' imi ic INTEREST BY THS MASSAI'KI. I A-PARMINGDALE
CHIROPRACTIC COUNCIL FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION
Tappen, Stehli, Centre Island and
Tobay; dinghy storage facility
service at Roosevelt.
Town beach parking identification
stickers, at $ 3 per season,
will go on sale opening day,
May 27 at Stehli, Roosevelt, Florence
and Tobay beaches.
Residents only will be admitted
to Stehli Beach, Beekman
Beach, Florence Ave. and Al-
Hambra Beaches, while non- residents
will be admitted on weekdays
only at Tappen and Tobay.
Pools at the Bethpage, Syosset
- Woodbury, Plainview- Old Beth-page,
and Marjorie R. Post Massapequa
Community park will
open May 30 to residents with
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