" Wanted Old Time Scouts or Scouters"
The Nassau County Council of Boy Scouts of
rAmerica will celebrate the founding of the Council
fifty years ago on the 20thof Feb. 1917 at Sagamore
Hill. This event is to be held at the Cloud Casino
at Roosevelt Raceway at 6 P. M. Mon. February 11-
Howard " Chief" Covey ( the first scout executive)
and Irving " Southy" Southworth - the two oldtimers
who were so instrumental in organizing the council
are looking for names and addresses of as many as
the old time scouts and scouters who are living in
the immediate area so as to be able to send them
information on the above event.
President Theodore Roosevelt was instrumental
in helping " Chief" Covey organize our Council and
was the first Scout Commissioner. T. R. * s immediate
descendants will be honored guests.
This is only the first phase of the jubilee celebration.
The second affair will be a get together
( overnight) to be held at our first summer camp
Wauwepex, Wading River, L. I. In the middle of
July 1967 and then in October 1967 the third event
will be held at Sagamore Hill in Oyster Bay.
It is hoped that many of the " Old Timers" will be
able to attend at least one of the three events and be
able to meet and greet your old time scouting friends
& also to be able to " chin" again with the " Chief•
and " Southy" - two of the best.
If you are an old timer contact Glen Kerbs, 489
Staples St., Farmingdale, or call CH 9- 0667.
Mailboxes are protected by
Federal law, and pranksters or
vandals who damage or destroy
the boxes and their contents may
be in for a heavy fine or imprisonment,
Postmaster Leo J.
Morgan warned today.
The Postmaster noted that
some 25,000 mail receptacles
across the country were damaged
or destroyed in the past year.
It was also noted that 2,641
persons were arrested in the
year up to June 30 for damaging
or destroying mail receptacles.
Postmaster Morgan quoted
from the law: " Whoever wilfully
or maliciously injures, tears
down or destroys any letterbox
or other receptacle intended or
used for the receipt or delivery
• of mail on any mail route, or
breaks open the same or wilfully
or maliciously injures, defaces
or destroys any mail deposited
therein, shall be fined
not more than $ 1,000 or imprisoned
not more than three
This applies to all mail r e ceptacles
and the mail in them,
even though the boxes are bought
by citizens and are their personal
property, Postmaster Morgan
" Pranksters — and especially
children who do not know any
better — should be made to
realize the seriousness of their
actions," the Postmaster said.
" A $ 1,000 fine or a term in
jail is enough to take the humor
out of any prank."
Often the mailbox damage is
the work of youths, who do it
for * l u c k s " . And the courts have
shown little sympathy for this
youthful means of expression.
In Michigan, a justice sentenced
two 18- year s olds to 10 days
in jail, including two on a diet
of baby food. The diet specification,
explained the judge, was
because the youths ' fected like
babies". They were also fined
$ 25 each plus $ 15 costs.
In New York state, five youths
were fined $ 25 each plus restitution
or restoration, plus no
driving for an indefinite period,
plus an 8 p. m. curfew, plus a
written analysis by each of a
magazine article entitled " A
Judge Gets Tough on Hoodlums".
Two Iowa youths who damaged
39 mailboxes were required to
personally apologize to each box-holder
in addition to making r e pairs
or providing a new box.
In Missouri, three 17- year olds
lost their driving privileges,
were given a 9 p. m. curfew,
and had to report twice weekly
to juvenile authorities. They had
damaged 63 mailboxes.
And in Arkansas, four juveniles
faced the following: ( 1) no driving
until further notice, ( 2) a 10
p. m. curfew, ( 3) return to court
in a month with letters from their
school principals on grades and
attitudes, ( 4) full restitution of
all damages, and ( 5) wear a
sign for 30 days stating tfl have
not learned to respect the property
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
Q- Is it true that IRS will
figure out your tax for you when
you file the short form?
A- Yes, if your income is
less than $ 5,000 and Form 1040A
is filed then IRS will compute
your tax if you wish. We will
refund any overpa,:..' » nt or bill
you for any addil <> n;<. tax due.
Q- I married a widow with
two young children last summer.
Can I claim the children as
A - If you provided more
than half the children's support
for the year then you may claim
them as dependents. If your
wife provided over half their
support, she can claim the children
as dependents on her separate
return or they may be
claimed on a joint return.
Q - Can I claim two exemp-
tions for a dependent over 65?
A - No. You may only claim
one exemption regardless of the
dependent's age. The additional
exemption for being 65 or over
may only be taken by a taxpayer
filing his own return.
Q- Will it ever pay a couple
to file separate returns?
A - There are a few cases
where separate returns will r e sult
in a lower total tax liability
than would a joint return.
This might occur if one spouse
had large medical expenses or
if each had large capital losses.
If you want to check which would
be to your best advantage, compute
your tax on a joint and
separate return basis then use
the method that produces the
Letters To The Editor
The Kiwanis Club of Farming-dale
wishes to express its thanks
to the many groups and individuals
who made the Christmas
Caroling program a great success
in spite of inclement weather.
( Signed) Lew Mim.
To the Editor,
Thank you for the many articles
and public announcements
you have printed on behalf of our
organization. The Farmingdale
Auxiliary is a small part of the
National Association for the Help
of Retarded Children and your
newspaper is one of the few
means open to us to reach those
who will help in our community.
Kathleen Happ, Publicity
Association for the Help
of Retarded Children
January 9, 1967
I did not have a separate address
for the Junior League of
the Farmingdale Women's Club
and therefore, I am writing them
in- care- of your address, due to
the fine articles and coverage
that you have given to their efforts,
in your newspaper.
I wish to convey to each and
every member of this Women's
Club my personal commendation
for their thoughtfulness and considerate
concern for our fighting
men in Viet Nam. I am sure that
the letters, pictures, and packages
that these men receive from
the Farmingdale Women's Club,
helps to reassure them of our devotion
to their efforts and their
cause. None of us should ever
forget that these young men in
Viet Nam are fighting for us back
I also want to compliment your
newspaper for the information
and awareness that you have
brought to all of your readers,
of this fine gesture and work being
done, by this organization.
s / Martin Ginsberg,
Many of the priceless documents
and art treasures of the
world may be lost forever as a
result of the rampaging flood
waters of the Arno and Po Rivers
that descended upon Florence,
Venice and other cities and villages
in northern Italy.
We urgently request your cooperation
and help in helping
Florence and the other cities
preserve these things of value —
these works of art that were important
to man at their conception,
are important to man
today, and will no doubt be even
more important to our children.
These works by such men as
G a l i l e o , Dante, Machiavelli,
Michelangelo, Da Vinci, Vespucci,
Rossini and a host of other
intellectual and artistic giants
are not exclusively Italian, or
even of that generation, but constitute
part of the common heritage
of all of us.
Of first importance in the wake
of these devastating floods, of
course, were the physical and
material needs of the destitute
victims. Many organizations and
individuals, including our own
I t a l i a n Historical Society of
America and perhaps you and
your organization, rushed forward
with this necessary help.
Collections of food, clothing,
medical and other supplies have
been sent from Long Island and
many other areas of our nation.
Now we feel that it is also important
that the same kind of r e sponse
be forthcoming to preserve
the cultural heritage of
Donations in any amount may
be sent to " Funds for Florence
and Venice", Garden City Hotel,
Garden City, L. I., New York
Bernard J. Ficarra, M. D., ScD
Italian Historical Society
Garden City Hotel
CARD OF THANKS
The family of Mrs. Harry Block
of 58 Walnut Street, West Farmingdale
wishes to express their
gratitude for all the kind expressions
of thoughtfulness in
the passing of their son, George
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By Caroline Bunting Klesh.
Despite rumors, it is not true that District Court Judge Willis
B. Carman of Farmingdale is retiring. Carman told the Observer
that he intends to seek nomination on the Republican ticket again.
Carman is 65 and does not have to retire until 70 years of age.
His six year term is up in November.
Leading contenders for the Democratic nomination for a candidate
as District Court Judge in the 4th District are: George
O'Haire, Deputy Supervisor of the Town of Oyster Bay, Michael
Hanrahan, former Democratic leader in the Massapequas and
former law Secretary of Supreme Court Judge William J. Sullivan.
Other contenders are: Louis Schultz of Hicksville and
Henry Kalinowski of Bayville. The decision will be probably
made before March 1 by the Democratic Committee.
* * *
The Dwight Nostrands will spend two months in Arizona; the
Wharton Aliens are off to Florida at the end of this month.
Long Island's jet age economy set new highs last year in employment,
personal income, business and consumer spending
and construction and will continue to advance in 1967, although
at a somewhat reduced rate.
This is the finding of Franklin National Bank in its annual r e view
and forecast of the Long Island economy.
The new records on Long Island were mirrored in the Franklin
Business Index which rose to an average of 183 ( 1957 J00). This
was a sturdy 16 point gain for the year, contrasting with 11 points
in 1965 and eight in 1964.
By year end, total nonfarm employment on the Island had
climbed to an estimated 625,000 workers, an increase of 42,000,
or eight percent, over 1965. Spurred by aerospace and aircraft
activity, manufacturing employment registered an impressive
13 percent gain to reach 150,000 by year end.
The 1967 outlook is for a six percent gain in nonfarm employment.
Paradoxically, one reason given for the slower rate of
increase is the low unemployment rate ( now less than four percent)
with the concomitant shortage of skilled labor.
Long Island consumer income rose eight percent during 1966
to a new high of $ 9,248 billion. Chief beneficiaries of the zipped
up buying power were Island department stores whose sales
leaped 21 percent. Sales of automobiles, however, dropped 6.5
percent from 1965' s level.
Franklin noted that another factor in wider spending was a
24 percent increase in consumer borrowing during the 12- month
period ending June 30. Personal loans went up38 percent and loans
to business by Long Island banks increased 12 percent. Although
they made more money, borrowed more and spent more, Long
Islanders also managed to save more— 10 percent over year ago
levels at mid year.
The outlook for 1967 is that " incomes are almost certain to
continue their 1966 rise until well into the year at least," Franklin
said. Supporting this view are expected wage demands by a
number of unions, the tight labor market and overtime pay prevalent
in the construction and durable goods industries.
Retails sales should bear up well-- despite a nationwide counter
trend-- in view of the Island's increasing population. The bank
expects a rise of five to seven percent, a healthy showing even
though under last year's increase. One negative factor could be
fewer purchases of home and garden equipment if there is an
appreciable decline in residential building.
Long Island construction activity had two faces in 1966. While
nonresidential construction thrived, home building dropped sharply.
The net result was that nonhome construction injected such
vigor into the market that it pushed overall outlays to a record
$ 467.6 million, a four percent increase over 1965. The total gain
was nine percent in Suffolk and three percent in Nassau.
The 1967 construction outlook is somewhat clouded. Greater
availability of mortgage funds should help residential construction
to achieve a better record than in 1966, although the trend may
not take shape until about spring. Nonresidential construction,
although continuing at a healthy pace with carryovers, is expected
to be lower than in 1966.
The bank also pointed out that the population of Nassau and
Suffolk counties increased by 64,575 during 1966 to reach 2,-
413,850, a 2.7 percent rise. This compares with an increase of
2.8 percent during 1965.
Franklin's annual review and forecast had gone to press when
announcement was made that Boeing had been selected to develop
the prototype of the supersonic airliner. When the government
decides to go ahead this will mean $ 150,000,000 initially to the
Republic Aviation Division of Fairchild Hiller for design of test
models. The bank commented that such an expenditure undoubtedly
will give added thrust to all phases of the Island economy.
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