Medal Winner Captain Rosario R. DiMaria , one of three officers assigned to Warner Air Material Area (WRAMA) Robins Air Force Base was * honored in ceremonies before General John C. Bartholf , WRMA Vice Commander , when he received the Air Force Bronze Star Medal. Captain DiMaria , now assigned to the WRMA Directorate of Maintenance , was honored for meritorius service with the 53rd Reconnaissance Squadron , Korat Royal Thai Air Base , where he was squadron maintenance officer for the 553rd Rec. Squadron from October 4 , 1970 to August 31 , 1971 , in southeast Asia. General Bartholf invited the families of the award recipients to the ceremony. Captain Di Maria is married to the former Miss Eve Cynthia Rossitto , daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Vincent Rossitto , of Babylon. They have two children , Joseph Michael , five and Vincent Santo two years old. Captain DiMaria , son of Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Di Maria , of Brooklyn , is a 1958 graduate of St. Agnes ' High School , N. Y. He wen t on to attain his Bachelor ' s Degree in production management from New York University in 1962 . He also at- tended courses at Union College , Schenectady, N. Y. in the field of Industrial Management , and is now attending Mercer University at Macon , Georgia , working on a Master ' s Degree in Education. N -VV Baby lon Republicans Installation Of Officers Installation of Officers of the North - West Babylon Republican Club , Inc. will be held Friday evening, June 16 at the American Legion Hall on 15 St. and Little East Neck Rd., West Babylon . Assemblyman William L. Burns and Owen Johnson , candidates for the Assembly and Senate respectively will be guest speakers. The following is the new slate of officers being installed , Executive Member , Frank M. Volz; President , Mrs. Helen E. Volz; First Vice President , Salvator e Galletta ; Second Vice President , Mrs. Mary Leone; Third Vice President, Albert Shariff ; Recording Secretary, Mrs. Hildegard Raimondi ; Assistant Rec. Sec ' y, Mrs. Carole Sudano ; Financial Sec ' y, Mrs. Gwendolyn Manzi; Assist. Fin. Sec ' y, Mrs. Kathleen Bedell ; Corres. Sec ' y, Mrs. Grace Hordisky ; Assist. Corres. Sec ' y, Mrs. Adele Langer ; Treasurer , Ralph Costello , Esq; Sgt. at Arms , Joseph Granata ; Historian , Mrs. Mary Galletta. Members of the Board of Directors being installed (2 year term ) Louis Koutnik , William Hordisky, Philip Langer , Raymond Nettuno , Ralph Costello , Salvatore Galletta and Mrs . Adele Langer. Robert M oses Fete Francaise \ Another example of the nice things our young people can do was witnessed recently at North Bab ylon ' s Robert Moses Junior High School. The ninth grade French class combined its talents and conducted a French food party . The girls , under the direction of Donna Weppler , were seen consulting such volumes as THE FRENCH CHEF and THE GOURMET COOKBOOK during the course of a week. The boys decided to contribute the beverages and dinnerware. Among the fabulous dishes were : Beans French Style , Quiche Lorraine , Gateau de Milan , French Cherry Cobbler , Chocolate Mousse , Eclairs , Sucre Nanette , Tarte aux Pommes , Petits Fours , French Cream Puffs , French Fries , French Peanut Brittle , Brioches , and a variety of c ookies. One of the boys had his mother , who is French , volunteer to contribute Coquilles St. Jacques , a superb fish specialty . The girls were very fortunate to obtain the cooperation of the Home Economics teachers in heating and refrigerating the foods. Mr. Bern a gozzi was very proud of his students both in their cooperation and their conduct. The year ' s work ended on a happy note , and next year ' s class is alread y planning to outdo this one ' s. NAVY HOSPITALMAN Navy Hospitalman Apprentice WILLIAM AVENARIUS , son of Mr. and Mrs. William Avenarius of 165 Sawyer Ave., Babylon , has completed the Hospital Corps School at Great Lakes. NAVY AIRMAN Navy Petty Officer First Class RAGNAR E. AVENARIUS , son of Mr. and Mrs. William Avenarius of 165 Sawyer Ave., Babylon , completed a specialized aviation maintenance course at the Naval Air Station , Patuxent River , Md. A 1959 graduate of Junior - Senior High , West Babylon , he joined the Navy in August 1959. NAVY TRAINEE Navy Construction Apprentice VINCENT P. HILLY , son of Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Hilly of 455 Evendell Ave., West ' islip, graduated from recruit training at the Naval Training Center at San Diego. NEW FEDERAL AID FOR SEWERS (Co n tinued fro m Page 16) Environmental Control and local legislators Syd Askoff , Joseph Bassano and Louis Howard undoubtedly led to the favorable action late in the day by the House-Senate Conference. Also in the delegation were County Legislator Thomas Downey of West Islip, County Legislative chairman Michael Grant , County Legislator Regis O'Neil , chair- man of the Environmental Control Committee and Islip Legislator Joseph Caputo. Last June Mr.Askoff and Commissioner Flynn appeared before the House Public Works Committee to testify at length in behalf of the legislation which would provide massive financial aid for the collection facilities. It is felt that largely through their detailed and impressive testimony, before the full com - mittee , and Congressman Grover ' s strong advocacy of the legislation for the past year , tha t last week ' s land-mark legislation was approved. The final legislation is expec ted to c lea r Congress this autumn and Congressmaen on both side of the aisle have predicted that it will be signed by President Nixon . ' LOOK UP AT THE H EAVENS\ B y Percy M. Proctor Now that the planet Venus has moved from the even ing sky into the morning sky, Jupiter has taken its p lace to begin a lon g reign as the Evening Star. On Saturday, this largest of all the sun ' s family of planets , will be 392 million miles away fro m us , located directly on the opposite side of the earth from the sun , at opposition , as astronomers describe that position . Saturday evening, it will be rising low in the southeast as the sun sets and will shine prominently bright in the southern sky all through the night. Jupiter is presently located some 5 degrees above and to the right of third magnitude Lamb- da , the top star in the Teapot of Sagittarius. It is moving slowly farther to the right of that star in the general direction of the red star Antares in Scorpious , backing up, or retrograding to use another astronomical term , in that strange way that each planet that orbits the sun farther out beyond the Earth seem s to do at times. Actually, the p lanet does not move backward , its retrograde movement is only an illusion created during the months when the faster moving earth is catching up with it as they move in their orbits and is due to overtake and pass it. It is the same illusion that one gets when a faster moving car in which he is riding passes a slower moving one , and for a few seconds during that passage , the slower car seems to be backing up. Jupiter began its retrograde on April 25 and not for four months , until August 25 , will it end its retrograde and begin again to move east (to the left ) as it normally does. Watched then , it will be seen to be heading back toward Lambda , above which it is due to pass early in November. Navy Lieutenant Commander PAUL L. LEARDI , son of Mrs. Lucy Leardi of 57 Alice Road , West Islip, has been awarded the Navy Commendation Medal at the Naval Station , Pea rl Harbor , where he is on the staff of the Commander for Pacific Fleet forces. He was cited for his role in \ pursuing programs to define , design and implement military data processing systems which improved the efficiency of U.S. operations in Southeast Asia. \ He also was commended for his role in helping to stop black market operations , and in training Vietnamese Navy personnel. His wife is shown pinning on his medal. He is a 1956 graduate of Norfolk Catholic High School and a 1961 graduate of the University of South Carolina. COMING JULY 27.... THE BEACON NBfi/SPAPER 'S COMMEMORA TIVE ISSUE ^ HONORING THE _ ^ ^<T\ TOWN of BABYLON / *fe- ^ \ *> * \ mim , ^^ aim 2SP / \j ¥ ^ fi nifmiiiiffif ^^7 y* ^ . CMliliHlili y ^ ^^ ... nfajA^W^-l.^ - - ¦ . ' . . PROUD WINNERS: are the Misses Edith Schwarz , Lorraine Taggart , Jeanne Geraghty and Janet Anastasi , who received the highest possible athletic award given to girls in Suffolk County. These West Baby lon High School students are Gold Key winners , members of the S.C.G.A.A. and have participated in intra-murals and inter-scholastic sports to achieve this end. Not present when the picture was taken was Miss Lynn Zingone. PHOTO BY ED. COMM. DEPT. COPIAGUE'S PEER GROUP APPROACH TO PREVENTION OF DRUG ABUSE. Copiague High School has begun one of the more ambitious peer group programs in New York State. The program involves the students in after school activity using the students in leadership roles in working with elementary students. To date , 450 elementary students have been involved in such activities as cooking, sewing and crocheting, basketball , softball , and arts and crafts under the guidance of young adults. The parents of these 45 high school volunteers have every reason to be very proud of them.