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PAGE SIX LONG ISLAND TRAVELER-WATCHMAN THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 1975 The Long Island Travclcr Matlltuck Watchman Established 1871 Established 1826 Published Thursday at Southold, L.I., N.Y. 11971 By The Long Island Traveler - Mattltuck Watchman, inc.. Traveler Street Telephone Southold 765-342S EDWARD W. WOOD. JR., Publisher PATRICIA L. WOOD. Editor SHERLEY B. KATZ. Desk Editor BOB BURNS. Sports Editor RAY RIGNEL, Advertising Director EMBREE JAILLITE. Advertising Representative JOHN J. MULLEN, Advertising Representative PATRICIA J. GARNSEY, Business Representative Diiplar AdTcrtlnliir Bktaa on AmiUwtlaii Sntered a« Second Claas Matter at the Poet Offloe Southold, N. Y h under the Act of Congrew on March S, Un An Official Newspaper Of The Towns Of Southold And Riverhead THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 1975 A Day Of Infamy A day of infamy was perpetrated November 11 with passage of a resoiution purported to ciassify Zionism as a form a ‘racism’. This shouid oniy succeed in holding up to ridicule its sponsors, in the eyes of the world’s people. The cynical effrontery of this resolution, adopted by the U.N. General Assembly, will oniy further undermine the faltering credibility of the United Nations itself. In this connection, we would like to quote from the statement of the United States Representative during the debate on this resolution. “ Under the guise of a program to eliminate racism, the United Nations is at the point of officially endorsing anti-semitism, one of the oldest and most virulent forms of racism known to human history. This resolution explicitly encourages the racism known as anti-semitism even as it would have us believe that its words will lead to the elimination of racism.” As diligent supporters of the United Nations, we are hard put to continue support for the United Nations when such offensive nonsense as this latest FLO inspired resolution is given the solemnity of a document of the United Nations itself. And, when a tyranny of the majority rams it through the General Assembly, the American people have every right to demand, what kind of an organization is this, that their tax dollars are supporting? We feel it is time to speak out and call a halt to this vicious brand of name-calling, about a people who have suffered greatly and which brings back echoes of the propaganda machine of Goebbels and his Nazi party colleagues in the 19X’s. We iDelieve that ail Americans share the moral loathing of this hypocritical resolution which prompted our United States Repre­ sentative to characterize it as “ obscene” . We hope that serious people at the General Assembly will nnark carefully some additional words spoken by the United States Representative as follows: “ The United States protests this act. But protest alone is not enough. In fairness to ourselves we must also issue a warning. This resolution places the work of the United Nations in jeopardy.” In closing, we wish to make a few observations about Zionism, which has been so cruelly perverted by the sponsors of the U.N. resolution. As is so often the case when dealing with vicious propaganda, here we find that truth has been stood on its head. Zionism is a defensive doctrine of a people who have been the victims of the most unremitting racial discrimination in history, culminating in the World War II holocaust murder of six million Jews. The aspiration of the Jewish survivors of the holocaust for a relatively safe haven has found expression in the State of Israel in the ancient Jewish homeland. The idealism, humanity and sacrifice which have gone into the founding and preservation of Israel, form, in our opinion, the best refutation to the charges, which have so mindlessly and unjustly been levied against Zionism. “Toys For Tots” Under Way The teenagers of the North Fork Baptist Church are assisting the Marine Corps Reserve in the Corps’ annual “ Toys for Tots” campaign. The 2nd Battalion, 25th Marines, with headquarters in Garden City, is collecting toys for distribution to children without parents, without friends and without laughter. In 1974, over 15,000 new toys were distributed to children or. Long Island by the unit. The teens are looking for your assistance in making Christmas a brighter event for the many needy children. You may deliver your toys to the North Fork Baptist Church (Route 27A, Mattituck) or the teens will be glad to pick them up at your home. The toys can be distributed locally if the need exists and is known. For more information, or to request a pickup, please call one of I he following numbers: Mattituck-298- 8204; Cutchogue-734-5036; Southold- 765-2521; Greenport-477-0379 (after 4 p.m. for Greenport). Pastor George V. Alexander serves as Chaplain for the 2nd Battalion. 25th Marines. CRAFTSMEN INVITED All craftsmen are invited to exhibit and sell their work at the Holiday Arts and Crafts Sale sponsored by the Southampton Artists’ Guild. The sale will be held on Friday. December 5. from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on Saturday, the 6th. from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.. in the Galleries of the Fine Arts Building at Southampton College. An application form for the rental of single or double spaces in the sale may be obtained from the Fine Arts Division office at the college and the phone number is 283-4000. ext. 241 or 243. Congressman Pike F r o m Washington^ DC Last week, in a 72 to 35 vote, the General Assembly of United Nations passed a resolution which call Zion­ ism \a form of racism” . The re­ percussions were immediate and intense in Washington and through­ out the world. Those of my generation, re­ membering the scenes at the end of World War II as the Allied armies freed the few emaciated survivors of the infamous concentration camps created by Hitler found it incredible that the world could so soon forget that the people against whom the resolution was directed were the greatest victims of racism of our generation - perhaps throughout re­ corded history. The roll call of that vote repre­ sents, perhaps more than anything else have seen, the moral rot which has crept, no, galloped, into , the debates of the U.N. and the absolute inability of the U.S. and the great nations of Europe to exercise any moral leadership in the organi­ zation. America, Belgium, Britain, Can- .nd.T, Denmark. Finland, France. West Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands. New Zealand, Norway, Sweden were among those voting NO. They were outvoted by a Soviet- Arab-Chinese-African bloc including not only East Germany (which must have been very proud of her vote) but a host of other nations which did not even exist when the U.N. was found­ ed. Reading down the alphabetical list of AYE votes and finding Qatar, Rwanda, Sao Tome, Saudi Arabia, Senegal. Somalia. Southern Yemen. Soviet Union, Sri Lanka, and Sudan makes us realize that the U.N. has indeed changed - that the people who did most to create it do not control it. The role of the U.S. in the U.N. will be re-evaluated. We will stay in it. We will find it increasingly difficult to support it as we have in the past. Many thoughtful and responsible Americans are more than disappoint­ ed, they are dismayed and disgusted with the apparent willingness of a body created with such high idealism and lofty spirit, to appear to have lost its soul. View from the Senate by S e n a to r L e o n E. G iuffreda As we prepare our legislative program for the fast approaching regular session of the legislature, we are giving a priority position to a number of reforms in the complex business of financing education. Many school districts’ voters will remember that in May and June when they went to annual school elections to decide on the budget for their districts, they had to literally vote in the dark, since there was no way of knowing precisely at that time what the state aid formula might be. The legislature did not reach a final decision on this very significant factor in your local tax bill until July. School boards, on the other hand, are required to propose a budget before the end of June. Since as much as 40 to 50 percent of your school districts’ income is dependent on state aid. a good deal of guess work on the part of school administrators and board members was required. 1 am strongly in favor of retaining public voting on these budgets, but we must make sure that the voters are given the information needed to take intelligent action. One of our efforts toward reform will be directed toward changing the school districts' fiscal year to conform with those of town and county. It would seem that such an adjust­ ment in dates would enable school boards to better figure their income after the state aid formula has been set. At present the state fiscal year starts on April 1. the school districts on July 1 and the towns and counties on January 1. If school district fiscal years began and ended with those of town and county, the assessment rolls would be established in time to give school boards an accurate figure on which to project their tax vates. Washington Report Police intelligence experts have evidence that the latest rash of bombings in New York. Chicago and Washington is but a sample of what terrorist groups are planning for the coming months and into the Bi­ centennial next year. Testifying be­ fore the Senate Internal Security Subcommittee police bomb squad experts from New York. Los Angeles, San Francisco and Miami painted a grim scenario of more bombings, assassination attempts and sabotage aimed al what the revolutionaries regard as the establishment, private, government and individual. Heavily financed by supporters and sympathizers within and outside the U.S.. the underground terrorists such as the Weathermen and the so called Armed Forces of Puerto Rican National Liberation, or FALN, have equipped Cuban-trained guerrilla squads with arms, explosives and the know-how to create indiscriminate havoc in major U.S. cities. So sophis­ ticated are their operations that one Los Angeles based organization, the pro-Castro North American Council on Latin America, has access to a computer center, used also by the revolutionary Committee for the Fifth Estate. Sergeant Arleigh McCree of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Criminal Conspiracy Section, tells Washington Report: Sergeant Arleigh McCrees \ I f we can believe the Weather Under­ ground, and they have never been known to idly boast, they say they are going to turn the Bicentennial on its head. And I think we will see bombing blitzes that you saw in New York, Washington and Chicago. I think that a lot of innocent Ameri­ cans are going to be killed and hurt by it and they are going to terrify people so you can’t actually go out on the streets. That’s what 1 see. Sergeant Arleigh McCree says restrictions now being imposed on local police intelligence units by various civil rights groups and the courts, have seriously eroded efforts to protect public safety. Sergeant McCree: “ I ’m not an intelligence officer. I’m a detective but I specialize in working bombings and crimes committed by terrorist groups. I can only speak for myself and it has hampered me on many occasions, as a matter of fact, it virtually makes it impossible to operate. Sergeant Arleigh McCree of the Los Angeles Police Department, cri­ minal conspiracy section. Thomas Brody, the head of the Dade County bomb squad, has testi­ fied that Americans who joined the Venceremos Brigades to help with Premier Fidel Castro's sugar cane harvest were taught how to make bombs while in Cuba. Brody said the people from California told us that out west the SLA or Symbionese Liberation Army and other extreme left-wing groups, learned their bomb­ ing tricks from members who were on the Venceremos Brigades. Brody said, they learned how to make bombs in Cuba there is no doubt about that. He also said that Puerto Rican extremists who planted bombs in New York City also learned their bomb making from instructors in Cuba. Puerto Rican bomb squad men have confirmed this. Days In Our Past 100 Years Ago R.B. Conklin’s famous trotter ‘‘Rarus\ was exhibited at the Oak Lawn Race Track. The famous race horse had been bred at the Conklin farm in Arshomomogue. F.H. Canterbury was elected con­ stable in place of John L. Terry, who resigned. Apples sold for $4 a bushel and potatoes sold at 20 cents a bushel. A singing class was organized in Greenport. The director of the class was Professor George Reeve of Matti­ tuck. 75 Years Ago William Graham went to Cuba to install a brick manufacturing plant. Mrs. Agnes Cochran took part in a Matron's Silver Medal Contest at Amityville. Moving pictures of Paris and the 1900 Exposition were shown in Bel­ mont Hall. Reverend H.E. Hiler and family moved into the new M.E. parsonage. The young Republicans had a big parade in honor of McKinley’s elec­ tion as President. 50 Years Ago The trap fishermen had finished the season and were pulling up their stakes. Captain Will Clark’s auxiliary sloop broke loose from its moorings during the recent gale. The crew of an oyster boat rescued the sloop and tied her up to an oyster stake. The high winds and tides washed up an unusual catch of scallops. The gales also blew down Mrs. George Harp­ er’s windmill. The Southampton Colony Chapter, D.A.R.had received a gift in the form of one of Southampton’s fine old homes. Mrs. Charles H. Sabin had donated the Foster house to the Chapter to be used as their perman­ ent home. Michael Orlowski had purchased the Robert M. Tuthill farm in West Mattituck for a reported price of $25,000. Mr. Orlowski had been renting the Wickham farm at Arsho­ momogue. It was rumored that coal would reach the unprecidented price of $26 a ton. Firewood was S15 a cord. James H. Young was having a house built on Wickham Ave. Rose Brothers were doing the carpenter work. Boss Willard Wiggins had built three bungalows on the Gardiners Bay Estates that fall. The buildng committee of the New Southold Savings Bank building made an inspection trip to New England and upstate, visiting many savings banks in that area. Members of the committee were Dr. C.C. Miles. Fred K. Terry, Franklin F. Overton, John Kenney, J.N. Hallock and Marinus Willett. At the close of the trip the group visited Mr. F.L.R. Francisco, architect for the new bank, at his New York office. Thomas A. Stacy, Southold elec­ trician, had wired Judge John R. Vunk’s residence in Patchogue. 25 Years Ago The result of a recount of the votes in the recent election showed Ernest Greenwood, Democrat, the winner by 138 votes over W. Kingsland Macy, Republican, for the office of Con­ gressman from the First Congres­ sional District. Mr. Macy was the president incumbent. Mr. Macy sub­ sequently resigned as chairman of the Suffolk County GOP Committee, a post he had held for the past 25 years. Mattituck High School seniors pre­ sented their 16th Annual Minstrel Show before an appreciative audi­ ence. Contractor Corwin Grathwohl was building a year-round home al Salt Lake Village, Mattituck, For George H. Ebinger. Joseph Haleckski had sold to Stanley Keleski a parcel of 44 acres located on the south side of Oregon Road, Mattituck, for a reported price of $25,000. H.A. Clark and Sons, Greenport Contractors, were advertising for first class carpenters. Fred Raynor had established a garbage disposal route. Halsey Tuthill Young of Jamesport had re-enlisted in the Army Air Force. Miss Edith Prince and Mrs. Thom­ as J. Phillips of Southold had de­ parted for Florida. Mrs. Phillips was to spend the winter there and Miss Prince u few weeks. Report from Albany N e w s o f the N e w Y o r k State Legislature by Minority Leader Perry B. Duryea, Jr. Last week in Special Session of the Legislature $1.2 billion in new taxes were proposed by Governor Carey. This kind of tax increase would represent the largest tax increase in New York State history. In my mind, this would be the ‘easy’ way out of the state’s fiscal problems. That is, easy for those governing the state. But what about those who would have to pay for it! What would be tougher would be to once again bring budgetary discipline to state government and to live within our means. In 1971, after cutting Governor Rockefeller’s budget by $750 million and increasing revenues, the state was still short by almost $400 million. At that time. I recommended a three- year fiscal plan for the orderly elimination of that deficit. The deficit was eliminated even earlier than planned. The basic anatomy of that plan included immediate control of state spending. And where cost overruns are unavoidable, the state must search for new economies. Last week I again recommended real and immediate austerity, throughout all branches of state government, and a three year fiscal plan designed to provide for neces­ sary governmental services and a moratorium on tax increases for the period of the plan. While the plan requires significant belt tightening, there would not be wholesale disrup­ tion of state services. In the current fiscal year state spending must be reduced to meet the $10.5 billion level authorized by the legislature. If the Governor’s announced spending goals are reach­ ed - we will have the largest one-year budget increase on record for New York State. In subsequent years of the plan, spending would be held below in­ come until any deficit is retired. If the Senate estimates are correct the deficit will have been retired at the end of the second year. If the Gover­ nor’s estimates are accurate then the third year of the plan would be required. Comptroller Levitt, how­ ever, has assured us that he will be able to finance the short term credit needs of New York State through March 31, 1976. I believe that the Governor’s ‘tax­ ing and spending’ approach to fiscal solvency is not the best way to run a government. I believe the adminis­ tration strategy in negotiating away a state tax increase in Washington and then proclaiming that these increases are a necessary component toward saving the City of New York, is not in the best interest of New York City residents or, indeed, any New York State residents. I believe in, and have argued for in Washington, a federal bond guar­ antee to save New York City. I also believe that those in Washington considering the fate of New York City would have been more impressed with the fiscal belt- tightening regi­ men outlined above than with another knee-jerk solution of ‘taxing and spending’. Our citizens cannot and need not. in these times of recession/unem­ ployment, bear the burden of addi­ tional taxation. And that is why in Special Session of the Legislature last week I voted ' against any new tax proposal and argued for budgetary discipline. From The Congressional Record Rep. Spark M . Matsunaga [Ha­ waii] “ ...The purpose of social secur­ ity is to provide income security in old age or disability, yet 14 percent of aged women have no direct income and are not direct participants in social security. This alarming statis­ tic is due in large measure to the fact that under the present law, labor in the home is not covered under social security. As a result, no old age or disability benefits can be awarded to homemakers under the system... “ To rectify this obviously unfair situation, I have introduced a bill to provide social security coverage for homemakers. “ The mechanism to accomplish this proposal would be provided by title II of the Social Security Act, which applies to the self-employed. In the case of the homemaker the rate of earnings would be based on a 40 hour work week at the current non­ farm minimum wage level. “ Eligibility would be open to anyone aged 18 or over who is a non­ salaried homemaker, not in any other way employed. If the homemaker is employed elsewhere, such employ­ ment must be for fewer than 120 hours per month; otherwise her earnings must be less than the monthly wage earned by someone who worked 40 hours a week at the federal minimum wage scale. “ A key element in this bill is that participation in the program is strictly voluntary. Any individual who was a homemaker - within the prescribed definition - at any time during the taxable year could elect to be covered as a self-empoyed individual, with respect to homemaker services per­ formed during such taxable year. “ This voluntary aspect of the bill is very important, since it is designed to exempt families which cannot afford to pay double taxes - first on the husband’s earnings and second on the assumed earnings of the wife as a homemaker... “ We must recognize in a tangible way that the homemaker is a valuable professional in our society and that the services of the homemaker are indispensable to both the economy and well-being of America. We can do this by early passage of this bill which 1 have introduced...’’ Grass Roots Comment Proof that social security payments to housewives is getting serious attention in Congress is the list of co­ sponsors of the bill: Broadhead (Mich.), Conyers (Mich.), Diggs. Jr. (Mich.), Edgar (PA.), Miller (Calif.), Rangel (N.Y.). Russo (111.), Roe (N.J.), Scheuer (N.Y.). Udall (Ariz.), Ms. Holtzman (N.Y.), Heistoski (N.J.), Mikva (III.). WEATHER SUMMARY Sunday, November 9, 1975 Thru Saturday, November 15, 1975 TEMPERATURE WIND PRECIP. BAR. High Low DIRECTION INCHES Nov. 9 71 57 S 0.26 30:04 Nov. 10 67 52 SE 0.04 30:13 Nov. 11 61 37 W 0.12 29:98 Nov. 12 64 50 SE 2.06 30:05 Nov. 13 57 45 NE 0.79 29:50 Nov. 14 50 36 NW 0.05 29:26 Nov. 15 49 37 NW 0.00 29:74 P u t y o u r h e a r t i n t h e r i g ^ I A Public Service ol This Newspaper ■ 1 4 The Advertising Council Red Cross. The G ood Neighbor.

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