Long Island Memories
Allen Agency Celebrates
25th Year In Business
Way back in 1943, Wharton B.
Allen, along with his brother,
Ellsworth " Doc" Allen, formed
an Insurance Agency in a one
room office at 309 Main Street,
Farmingdale. Since that time the
firm has grown considerably and
is now headed by " Pete" Allen,
who joined the firm in 1953 after
graduating from Hobart College.
Pete is an active member of
the Farmingdale Village Planning
Board as well as a member of the
Planning Development Committee
of The Town of Oyster Bay.
Thirteen years ago, his father,
Wharton B. Allen and Joe Gazza
pioneered what was to become
one of the largest industrial complexes
on Long Island, on Route
# 110 in East Farmingdale.
" Doc" Allen, Pete's uncle, has
been Chairman of the Board of the
South Farmingdale Water District
for the past 20 years. He is
also Secretary to The Board of
Appeals in the Town of Oyster
National VFW Commander
To be Feted In Farmingdale
Commander in Chief Joseph
A. Scherra of the VFW will be
guest of honor at a reception
to be held by the Corporal George
Benkert Jr. Post No. 516 at their
headquarters on South Main
Mayor Joseph Zureck of Farmingdale,
Postmaster Leo Morgan,
Congressman James R. Grover
Jr. and VFW department of New
York Commander John R. Ray
and other New York State and
Nassau County officials will attend.
Prepare For Farmingdale World
Plans for Farmingdale's World
Children's Day are now being
formulated by Mrs. PatriciaSch-riro,
Coordinator and her committee.
A month long program of education
about UNICEF and the
principle of Brotherhood will
begin this Sunday, February 18,
when the children will go " door-to-
door" collecting funds for the
less fortunate of the world.
Many churches, the Farming-dale
Public Library and community
organizations are helping
to coordinate this program.
On Saturday, there will be two
showings of films in honor of the
community brotherhood efforts,
at 10: 30 A. M. and 2: 30 P. M. in
the South Branch of the Farmingdale
Last year's collectionamount-ed
to $ 829,10 potential of 7,000
Children to gather at Howitt
Jr. High East cafeteria between
4 P. M. and 6 P. M. on Sunday,
Jewish Center Sponsors
fBon Voyage' Dance
" The annual " Bon Voyage"
Dance, sponsored by the Farmingdale
Jewish Center, will be
held Saturday evening, February
24th it has been announced by
George Hoffman of Farmingdale,
the Chairman of the Planning
In addition to dancing to the
music of Richard Meisler, refreshments
will be served. Highlight
of the evening will be the
Poll Not Kind To DeGoulle
Americans have just about had
it with GeneralDe Gaulle, judging
from the results of the recent National
Bank of North America
Community Opinion Poll
Asked, " If General De Gaulle
continues to attack United States
policies, do you believe our
country should consider retalia-"
tory action against France?"
73.0% of area voters answered
" yes", 22.2% " no" and4.8% were
Other figures released this,
week by Robert Paton, manager
of North America's South Farmingdale
office, show that area
voters strongly favor the proposed
bill which would create a
Federal- State- Local trusteeship
to preserve the marshes and
shoreline of Long Island: 88.8%
in favor 11.1% against and .1%
On the question of whether John
Lindsay is doing a good job as
mayor, 68.2% felt he is, 23.8%
do not and 8.0% weren't saying.
41.2% of the voters believe that
mediation and collective bargaining
procedures available to all
public employees under the Taylor
Act are adequate, 46.0% feel
they are inadequate and 12.8%
apparently weren't interested.
Consider Poplar Avenue Park
Improvement In S. Farmingdale
drawing for the " Bon Voyage"
grand prize, a choice of one of
several overseas trips.
The affair will be held at the
Beth Sholom Center in Amity-ville
during construction on
Farmingdale's new center which
is not yet completed.
Tickets and further information
are available by contacting
the Farmingdale Jewish Center
at CHapel 9- 9762.
The Town Board will consider
the improvement of Poplar Avenue
Park in South Farmingdale
so that it can be of greater convenience
and service to the neighborhood,
according to Councilman
Ralph J. Marino, Board
To Hold Party
The Women's Division of the
Farmingdale Republican Club
will hold a card party on Wednesday,
March 6 at 8: 30 p. m. at
St. Thomas Church Undercroft,
according to co- chairman Mar-jorie
Pfoh. Tickets at $ 1.00 each
can be ordered by calling Mar-jorie
Pfoh at CH9- 8803 or Margaret
Meyerhoff at CH 9- 6236.
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The Farmingdale Republican
Club will hold its next meeting
on Monday, February 19 at 8: 30
p. m. at St. Thomas Undercroft.
" An " urgent appeal" to all
legislators and other public officials
will be made known by
president Gerhard Hirseland.
Fathers Night At
Main St. PTA
The Main Street PTA will hold
a " Fathers Night" program on
Monday, February 19, at 8: 30
p. m. in the Main Street School
Dr. Lloyd Jones, sociologist
and psychologist, will be the
guest speaker. Dr. Jones is
Chairman of the General Education
Division at the State University
Agricultural and Technical
College in Farmingdale.
A cake sale and a social hour
will follow. Mothers from the
kindergarten classes will act at
The Farmingdale Auxiliary of
the Association for the Help of
Retarded Children will offer a
dinner and fashion show at the
Holiday Manor, Bethpage on
Wednesday, February 21 at 8 p. m.
A daughter, Annette Florence
was born to Mr. and Mrs. Philip
Mascolo of 23 Walland Avenue,
Farmingdale recently at Mercy
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A son, Richard William, was
born to Mr. and Mrs. Richard
Crofutt of 191 Melville Road,
Farmingdale recently at Mercy
A baby girl, Stacy Alice, was
born to Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Jiran
of 108 Fallwood Parkway, Farmingdale
at Brunswick Hospital.
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A baby girl, Wendy Jeanne, was
born to Mr. andMrs. RonaldShir-core
of 30 Paine Avenue, Farmingdale
at Brunswick Hospital.
The improvement will include
the enclosure of the existing
open ditch which divides the park
land into a storm drain culvert,
said Councilman Frank J. Hynes
This will permit the utilization of
the parcel for park purposes.
Public Works Commissioner
H. John Plock, Jr. recommended
that $ 72,000 in bonds be authorized
so that the drainage work
can be done this year as con*
templated in the capital expenditure
program which was approved
on December 19, 1967.
VFW To Honor John Ray
Veterans of Foreign Wars Department
of New York Commander
John R. Ray, who is also a
Farmingdale resident, will be
honored at a testimonial dinner
and dance by the Nassau County
Council of VFW at the Garden
City Hotel on Saturday, February
National Commander in Chief
of the VFW Joseph Scherra and
other national, state and county
VFW officials as well as member
of the Corporal George
Benker Jr. Post No. 516 will
Waite's Will Show Slides of
Alaska Trip at Northside PTA
Marion and Donald Wait © will
show slides of their recent tour
to Alaska at " Father's Night" at
the Northside PTA on Wednesday,
February 21 at 8: 15 p. m.
Mrs. Waite was the former
principal of Northside and Mr.
Waite was Dean of the Department
of Architecture at the State
University Agricultural and
Technical College at Farming-dale.
Northside PTA members will
remember the excellent slide
showing of the Waites' trip to
Europe immediately after their
Auxiliary Entertains Patients;
The Ladies Auxiliary of Tal-bonard
American L e g i o n Post
449, Farmingdale held a dinner
and party for one ward of young
men at Kings Park State Hospital
last week. The boys were
entertained by a puppeteer and
were then shown how to make
their own hand puppets.
The Ladies Auxiliary is seeking
donations of clothes and other
items for boys ages 7 to 16. Those
interested may call CH 9- 2457or
CH 9- 2552.
Mrs. Doris Plumy, professional children's photographer, is
shown with an exhibit of her works. She will lecture on the subject
of photographing children in the gallery of the South Farmingdale
Branch Library on Tuesday, February 20th at 8: 00 P. M.
The public is invited to the free program.
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Reservists Offered Points Toward
Retirement in CAP Program
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A new expanded program offering
Air Force Reservists in
communities across the nation an
opportunity to earn points toward
retirement begins immediately
throughout Civil Air Patrol, it
has been revealed to the Observer
by Major Jay Schleich-korn,
Information Officer, Nassau
Composite Squadron V, CAP,
According to the latest information
released by USAF- CAP
Headquarters, reservists are being
sought because of their leadership
potentials and ability to
serve their community.
Under the program approved
by the Air Force and Continental
Air Command, the number
of reservists working annually
with CAP at all organizational
levels could increase from some
700 to several thousand.
The program will be administered
by reservists through
creation of the 9285th Reserve
Squadron ( CAP) which has been
assigned to the Air Personnel
Center, Denver, Colorado.
Reservists participating in the
CAP Assistance Program will be
eligible for CAP membership.
Jobs available to them include
helping to conduct aerospace
workshops for teachers and
school administrators, serving on
CAP Cadet Flying Encampments,
supervising cadets at week- long
helping conduct aerospace workshops
for teachers and school
administrators at 160 colleges
and universities across the nation,
serving on CAP Cadet Flying
Encampment staff, supervising
cadets at week- long orientation
courses held at various Air Force
bases and serving on staffs as
instructors in local units. In
this immediate area, the CAP
Squadron has units meeting in
Farmingdale and Bethpage. In
addition there are twenty other
units in the Long Island Group.
Any reservist interested in receiving
further information on
this new Air Force- CAPprogram
communicate with the local CAP
unit, P. O. Box 460 Farmingdale.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21. 8: 15 p. m. North-side
PTA " Father's Night"; Marion and Donald
Waite will show slides of their recent tour to
Look ror this Community Calendar each week.
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