Long Island Memories
Need Chamber Action
During the past year there have been some
important developments in and around Farming-dale
that the voice of the Farmingdale Chamber
of Commerce could have affected.
The big to do about the acquisition of Republic
Aviation Airfield as a general aviation airport
and the recent Town of Oyster Bay proposal to
purchase 16 acres of land for future recreational
purposes on Motor Avenue, are just two of the
major projects that could have felt the influence,
pro or con, of the chamber.
The inactivity of the chamber would make it
appear to the community that the group does
not care one way or another on what happens
in or around Farmingdale. As a matter of fact,
what does happen in the area does have a direct
bearing on the well being of the community.
We hope that the last group of officers, elected
two years ago, see fit to call a meeting of either
the general membership, or better still, of the
executive committee and make attempts to reactivate
the organization. There is much at stake
regarding the future of the area and something
should be said for or against it. The voice of the
chamber of commerce should be felt and its
On Monday, January 30th, the Village Board
will decide , whether to grant a bus company a
route from Copiague to Farmingdale. Practically
everyone in the Township of Oyster Bay agrees
that transportation in this general area could be
improved. It is one of the facets of suburbia
which has not kept pace with the growth. The
need for the proposed bus route must exist,
otherwise, the operators of the bus company,
could not stay in business very long. It would
appear that the bus line could only help not only
the business community, but those who work
in or around the area. It would solve the transportation
problem for quite a few people and
at the same time, would take a considerable
number of automobiles off the highways.
Addresses Of Men
TO THE EDITOR
I think your article on " How I
lost 60 lbs. or from " Am? to
Skinny" was the greatest. I bet
you can't imagine how many
women fit in this same category
of " not having anything to wear,"
because of constant size changing.
Thank you for presenting
" our" problem in this new, intelligent
and successful manner.
I am pinning this article up in
the kitchen for support. Hope this
is a promise for more articles
for the ladies in the way of figure
building, fashion and home decorating.
SERVING IN THE
Airman First Class Donald
Dickson, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Walter H. Dickson of 113 James
St., Farmingdale, is now on duty
at Nha Trang Air Base, Vietnam.
Airman Dickson, a helicopter
mechanic, is a member of the
Pacific Air Forces, America's
overseas air arm in Southeast
Asia, the Far East and the
Before his arrival in Southeast
Asia, he was assigned to
the 1370th Photo Mapping Wing
at Turner Air Force Base,
Army Private James T. Mc-
Kenna, 19, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Vincent J. McKenna, 12 Alexander
Drive, Farmingdale, completed
a cooking course at Ft.
During the eight- week course,
he was trained in cake and
pastry baking, meat cutting, and
learned to prepare and serve
food in Army mess halls and in
P. F. C. Joseph M. Clark
545th Military Police Co.
1st Cavalary Air Division
A. P. O., S. F. 96490
Albert W. Giammarinaro
( RA12 734699)
56th. Army Postal Unit
. A. P. O., S. F., Calif. ( 96491)
P. F. C. John Cummings
HQ. & HQ. Co. 4th. BN, 23 Inf.
1st BN. Task Force 25th, Division
A. P. O., S. F., Calif. ( 62225)
Seaman James R. Nicholson
• ( 6774074)
Naval Support Activities
Box 76 A
A. P. O.. S. F., Calif. ( 96337)
P. F. C. Michael S. McNulty
H. H. Co., 2nd. Battalion
16th. Inf. Regt., 1st Division
A. P. O., S. F., Calif. ( 96345)
P. F. C. Edward P. Clark
H. H. Co. 4th Transportation
A. P. O., S. F., Calif. ( 96307)
P. F. C. William N. Taussig
H. H. B., 1st. Inf. Division Artillery
A. P. O., S. F. Calif. ( 96345)
L. Corp. Richard C. Caroselia
Hdq. Service Co., 3rd Division
A. P. O., S. F., Calif. ( 96602)
P. F. C. Thomas Wuerth
523rd Transportation Co.
A. P. O„ S. F., Calif. ( 96238)
P. F. C. Daniel Dayman ( 51618538)
Co. C, 1st Eng. Bn., 1st. Inf.
A. P. O.. S. F., Calif. ( 96345)
P. F. C. Raymond P. Garafola
61st transportation Co.
A. P. O.. S. F., Calif. ( 96238)
P. F. C. Henry W. Bailey
Co. C, 4th Batt.
9th. Inc., 25th. Inf. Division.
A. P. O., S. F. Calif. ( 96225)
P. F. C. John Odierno
3rd Brigade 25 Inf.
A. P. O., S. F., Calif. 96225
Cpl. Robert R. Wattecamps
" E" Co. 2nd Bn 5th Marines
1st Marine Divsion
% F. P. O., S. F., Calif. 96602
P. F. C. Salvitore E. Wyszomier-ski
88th Trans. Co.
A. P. O. S. F. Calif. 96238
P. F. C. John J. Gioe ( 2242826)
H & S Co. 3rd Bn. 4th Marines
3rd Marine Division
A. P. O., S. F., Calif. 96602
P. F. C. Richard Boothby
U. S. M. A. C. V.
Adv. Tm. # 29
A. P. O., S. F., Calif. 96238
Lt. David E. Miller
89 M. P. G. P.
A. P. O., S. F., Calif. 96307
CMH. 3 Herbert M. Branson,
Jr. ( 687- 03- 47)
M. C. B. # 6 " A" Co.
F. P. Ow N. Y. 09501
Cpl. Charles R. Montenero
1st M. A. W.
Wers - 17 M. T. ( 4th Ech)
A. P. O., S. F., Calif. 96602
P. F. C. Ralph Planes
" C" Co. 69th Signal Batt.
A. P. O., S. F., Calf. 96491
P. F. C. George E. Boyle
64th Trans. Co. 1
A. P. O., S. F. Calif. 96238
P. F. C. James E. McLaughlin
H. H. B. 2nd Batt. 20th Artillery
1st Calvary Division ( airmobile)
A. P. O., S. F., Calif. 96490
P. F. C. F. J. Savage ( RA 12756737)
H. HD. 73rd Signal Batt.
A. P. O. S. F., Calif. 96312
PVT. Louis V. Magnifico
CO. " A" 54th Signal Bn.
A. P. O., S. F., Calif. 96350
Robert Bethel ( 677- 40- 29)
U. T. P. C. N.
M. C. B. - 58- Co. B
% F. P. O„ N. Y„ N. Y. 09501
A/ 3/ C Robert Cooper
35 Silver Engineering Sqd.
A. P. O.. S. F. Calif. 96321
Joseph D' Aversa
E. M. F. N. ( 788- 34- 95)
I 4 W. G. - I, West Pac. Dep.
Unit # 2
A. P. O., S. F., Calif. 96312
SP/ 4 Kenneth E. Gosline
Co. " A"
4th Inf. Division
A. P. O., S. F., Calif., 96268
3rd Bn. 22 Inf. Wnps
£- wwww- » -. By Caroline Bunting Klesh*
Mrs. Anthony Capano, • of- 9- Spencer Street, West Farmingdale,
mother of Donald Miller, who was the second Farmingdale serviceman
killed in action in Viet Nam, has continued to send packages
to members of her late son's unit. Within the last two weeks
she has sent about 30 packages of food items for those stationed
in remote areas.
* •. *
Lt. Colonel Robert Hyatt, Commanding Officer of the 9th Manchu,
25th Battalion in Viet Nam- the group of 680 men which Farmingdale
adopted andcreatedthe Vietnam Assistance Committee sent a copy
of " Topic Lighting News" to the Observer tiiis week. It is a letter
" press paper published by die Army in Viet Nam. There's a picture
of a new bridge which Vietnamese and American soldiers constructed
together to replace one destroyed by the Viet Cong.
In an article headlined'NY Town Adopts 4/ 9' it states that the 25th
Infantry 4th Battalion 9th Infantry has been of age since die Boxer
Rebellion and that me people of Farmingdale had adopted them. It
spoke about the clothing already received for 16 orphaned Vietnamese
children. In another story it states mat the Viet Cong who had
planned to terrorize isolated villages south of Saigon, had their plans
altered by the aggressive action of die 4th Bn, 9th Inf. Manchu. The
road and a better bridge helped stop the VC. The new road allows
the resupply of the troops restationed along the road. What is more
important, die people of these small hamlets have die use of a good
road once again and are free from die domination of the VC.
Anodier article tells how for five montiis die Manchu men have
been making friends in die villages. They have been conducting
MEDCAP - Medical Civic Action programs and distributing Helping
Hand Items. The elders of a certain village gave gifts to die wounded
and sent letters numbering more dian 1000 to the men of die
* * *
Stuart R. Gordon, Chairman of the Legislative Committee of
the Massapequa Chamber of Commerce, this week appeared before
the advisory committee to County Executive Nicker son
on consumer protection .
Gordon pointed out that while the consumer is potentially
very strong, they have failed in any way to unite to better their
lot. Gordon called the consumer in today's society, " a voiceless
He further pointed out during the course of his presentation,
that most manufacturers and distributors are honest and resort
to these marketing techniques only as a means of competition.
Gordon pointed out to the panel mat while Nassau County
could help in the consumer field, the major responsibility lies
with the legislature of the State of New York.
Gordon's consumer protection program includes the creation
of a department of consumer protection at the State level in order
to develop informational and educational programs on consumer
affairs, to serve as a clearing- house for consumer complaints,
and to develop legislation in the consumer field.
Gordon also urged the enactment of legislation licensing T. V.
repairmen and automobile mechanics, as California has already
He indicated to the panel that he is presently preparing
a bill to license General Contractors and hopes to present this
bill to the State Legislature within the next few weeks.
Gordon pledged the support of the Massapequa Chamber of
Commerce in any consumer protection program where the ground
rules of selling and buying would be realistically protective of all.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 22
7 p. m. Stargazers, West End
Beach, Jones Beach.
MONDAY. JANUARY 23
8: 15 p. m. St. Kilian's Mothers
Club Meeting, Conklin Street
8: 30 p. m. Vietnam Assistance
Committee of Farmingdale meeting
home of Mrs. John Monag-han,
5 Andrew Road, Farming-dale.
8: 30 p. m. Bar and Bench Meeting,
Massapequa Elks, Elks
Lodge, Brooklyn Avenue, Massa-
TUESDAY. JANUARY 24
8: 15 p. m. Yugoslavia travelogue,
Farmingdale Auxiliary of
AHRC, St. Thomas Episcopal
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25
7: 30 p. m. Camp Fire Girls
Council meeting, Holiday Manor.
12 noon Silver Circle of Wo-mens
Society of Christian Service,
Dessert Luncheon, Farmingdale
7 to 8 p. m. Registration District
22 Adult Education, Farmingdale
Senior Hieh School.
10 a. m. Public hearing on LIRR
grade elimination, Mineola High
SATURDAY, JANUARY 28
8: 30 p. m. Massapequa Symphony
Guild Tenm Anniversary Dinner
Dance, 01 sens Inn.
Pfc. Thomas Hubbard
USA Strat. Com. Fac.
APO, S. F. Calif. 96337
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Farmingdale OBSERVER, Thursday, January 19, 1967
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