The Atchison Daily Globe from Atchison, Kansas on January 18, 1977 · Page 1
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Atchison, Kansas
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Tuesday, January 18, 1977
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Naujjatutk 91st Year , Number 126 .Naugatuck, Conn. Established 1885 ;i5c Per Copy '90c Weekly Carrier Gaming Commission Claims State OTB Has "Killed The Bookies By ED BUTLER HARTFORD, Conn. (UPI) -The gaming commission says Connecticut's new olflrack belling system has "killed Ihc bookies," but those in Ihe know have nothing but horse laughs for the statement. "Il's absurd. I can'l believe he said lhal," said a federal official who spends his time fighting organized crime. The official who requested anonymity said it's likely OTB will prove a boon for the bookies by crealing new gamblers, many who eventually mil find their way to the illegal bookmakers. The man in charge of Connecticut's OTB program, Gregory Morrissey, said Monday Ihe legalized form of watering "has killed tire bookies, except where a guy is hooked to a bookie who extends credit." • Gamblers interviewed by UPI said OTB lacks what many of them seek and bookmakers provide; credit, anonymity, the ability to evade taxes and watering on a wide variety of sporting events rather than horse races alone. In New York, where OTB started, a study group found "no evidence that it has substantially reduced the business of illegal operations." "The evidence suggests that not only is OTB failing to meet ils stated goals in revenue produclion, but it is also not having the impact on illegal gambling that was predicted for it," according to the Report of the Task Force on Legalized Gambling, sponsored by the FunJ for the City of New York and the Twentieth Century Fund. In a recent letter to a Hartford newspaper, li.A. Vaughan of Manchester said his experience with OTB was disappointing, and "Connecticut is heading tor more bookies than they ever had. "You have to be a little 'off, to bet at the state OTB parlors. Their payoff is so much below Ihe bookies," Vaughan wrole. He said OTB paid less on two recent races than the neighborhood bookmaker. The bookie paid $23.20 for the May 7, filth race at Belmont while OTB paid $16.69, Vaughan said. OTB paid $15.80 for the ninth al Belmont while Ihe bookie paid $21.20, he said. "I think Connecticut is going to end up with a lot of scandals and bookies and everything else (hat goes with gambling," Vaughan said in a telephone interview. Austin McGuigan, a Connecticut organized crime prosecutur,disagreed with Morrissey's claim and believes legalized gambling perhaps only will serve to create new gamblers. ' "As a practical matter, it has been proven there is not a fixed dollar volume in gambling, and what increased legal gambling may <lo is jusl increase Ihe lotal number of dollars that are involved in gambling rather than reduce the illegal gambling," he said. President To Sign Nuclear Treaty With Soviet Union DF.MOCRATICSECRETARY OF STATE GLORIA SCEIAFFER met with representatives of the Naugaluck Valley Labor Council last night al the United Rubber Workers Local -15 office on Church Street lo dlsruss Ihe issues of unemployment in the state and in t!ie borough. Mrs. Schaffer is currenllv running against Lowell Weicker for one of lhe stale Senate seals. In the photo above are Mrs. Sctiaffcr (left) and Council Trustee and Local-is Vlce-presidentjohnllcnao. (NEWSpholo by Don Cousey) Valley Labor Council Hears Gloria Schaffer ByDONCOfSEY Coiuieclicul Secretary of Stale and senatorial candidate Gloria Schaffer lold a meeting of Ihe Naugaluck Valley Labor Council lasl night that "unemployment in this counlry in any percenlile is nol good," and advocated passage of Ihe proposed Hum- phrey-Hawkins Full Empi oymenl and Balanced Growth bill as a panacea for Ihe jobless ills of the slate and the counlry. Speaking lo a group of about a dozen Council representatives at the United Rubber Workers office al 203 Church St., Mrs. Schalfer Please lurn lo Page 3 . WASHINGTON (UPI) President Ford will sign Ihe Peaceful Nuclear Explosion Trcaly with the Soviet Union in a joinl Washington-Moscow ceremony Friday morning, it was disclosed today. While House Press Secretary Ron Nessen confirmed lhe 10 a.m. EDT ceremony will lake place simultaneously al lhe While House and in Moscow, where Soviel leader Leonid Brezhnev will sign lhe agreement. Today's News In Brief By United Press Inlernalional Tornadoes, ping-pong size The treaty would ban nuclear explosions above 150 kilotons and constitutes a breakthrough by providing for on-site inspection. It is a result of long negotiations stemming from President Richard M. Nixon's 1974 Moscow summit meeting with Brezhnev. Please mm lo Page 3 Grasso Vetoes Four Bills HARTFORD, Conn. (UPI) - been used lo identify the state Gov. Ella T. Grasso veloed four police," Mrs. Grasso said in by the recently her veto message, "ft has bill passed by the recently her veto message, "ft adjourned legislature, including become a special symbol of the one allowing local police to state police and is known wear the same hals as state police, her office said today. Ihroughout Connecticut." "The hal allows a citizen lo Local police departments had recognize a state policeman sought permission lo wear the immediately. The hal repre- so-called "Smokey-the-Bear" hals. "Traditionally that hal has senls a mark of distinction Please lurn lo Page 3 Western Students Represent State The American Alliance for Heallh, Physical Education and Recreation, has notified Western School that as the Connecticut Stale Champion in the President's Physical Fitness Program for 1974-1J75 that Iney have been selccled lo represent our state in an exciting new endeavor for CBS TV in cooperation with AAHPER. In September of 76, CBS wil1 begin a network series called WOO for Way Out Games. This show will feature "competitive" events lhat require quick SESTAK, BASIL. 63, of 33 Aetna SI, died May 28,1976. Military Funeral Friday at 8:30 a.m. from Ihe Fitzgerald - Zcm- bruski - Sgrillo Funeral Home, 2W North Main St. lo St. Hedwig's Church for a Mass al 9. Burial in SI. James Cemetery. Friends may call at Ihe funeral home today from 7 to 9 pm. Ihinking, learn effort, and physical activity and will be a Please lurn to Page 3 Prospect Referendum Bettors Wager SI Million Saturday WETHERSFIELD, Conn. UPI) — licit ors wagered a record of more than Jl million Saturday at Ihe stale's legalized gambling facilities, according lo John Macdonald, executive secretary of Ihe Commission on Special Revenue. He said Wednesday Ihe figure included betting at Ihe Hartford Jai Atoi Fronton, or stadium, which opened Thursday. Ihe II Off Track Itetling parlors which opened last month, and the I'lainficld dog (rack, which opened in January. T?-,- 1/ - v/1/ -v £ UUCU BEACON FALLS — Although hail and flooding rains plagued Texas Wednesday, and al leasl Iwo persons were killed. In the northern Midwest drought was so bad that farmers raised thousands of dollars lo finance rainmakers. A twister struck a mobile home park on Lake Bellon in cenlral Texas, killing lhe public hearing conducted by Charles and May Smith, who Die Planning and Zoning Corn- were in Iheir trailer. An mission last week was sparsely umdenlified man in anolher attended, approximately 35 area of the park was injured residents appeared at a workshop and hospitalized. Severe weath- session last night lo discuss er pummelled Dallas, causing Section 52-7 of the proposed widespread damage but only Zoning Regulations pertaining to minor injuries. the establishment of campsites. Acting chairman Frank Guida SACRAMENTO, Calif. (UPI) pointed out thai it was a work — Twenty-eight utilily compa- session but because so many nies in other states, from Duke people were concerned he Power Co. in North Carolina to allowed discussion of the Consolidated Edison in New proposal. Please lurn lo Page 3 Firsl Selectmen Mario C. Fuocosaid he had received many calls about the proposal and was against lhe proposal himself. The proposal allows for lhe establish- menl of permanent campsites of fire acres or more and outlines other requirements for such campsites. Thomas 1-aput was spokesman for a group of residents from Rimmon Hill who were concerned (hal such a site might be established in that area. He stated lhatproperty values mighl be lessened. Concern was also expressed over the ororasa! of Please lurn to Page 3 VANDAIS STRIKE AGAIN — Another senseless act of vandalism has caused further property damage and inconvenience lo local residtnls.The lights at Breen's Field North would nol operal? lasl Highland an investigation revealed someone had started a lirr in the electrical control area damaging the meter and all Ihe exlra light bulbs. The door had been forced open lo gain enlry lo the building. ParkSupl. Frank "Spec" Shea reported the inciitenl lo police about S:20 vesterdav afternoon and Patrolman Richard Cijnolli investigated. Fire Marshal John Sullivan has also been asked to in- vcsligalf the cause of Ihe blaie. Damage Mas estimated unofficially at about JI.COO. (NEWSphoto by F.dss ard Ne« man) Federal •NEWS TODAY ANNLANDERS CLASSIFIED COMICS CROSSWORD EDITORIAL HOROSCOPE OBITUARIES SOCIAL SPORTS TV PROGRAMS 10 It 10 10 4 10 2 5 849 II A i> o o 1 1 Itnfl /lAofl U/llKlt' PROSPECT - Voters who expecled lo cast their "yeas" or "nays" lo the proposed Region 16 school budget at lonighl's 7:30 districl budget meeting al Long River Middle School will have to wait until tomorrow lo express their voting view by machine ballot as a result of a successful petilion drive lo bring the budget proposal to referendum. The $2.9 million proposal which earned the support of town leaders at two district meetings but was defeated by the vole of many who (ell details were lacking on line' Hems or that it was loo low, remains at the same proposed figure. However, since its most recenl defeat, board of education members sat down and rearranged and increased some item figures using funds from the tuition account which was founded lo be overeslimaled. The application of some o! these funds to accounts for pupil services as well as maintenance and repair ilems eamed the support of a couple of its original critics, the Region's three PTAs and lhe Citizens for Quality Education THETOPSTUDENTSofthtClassofl9I6,NaugaluckHlghSctux>l, group. were named lasl night during National Honor Soclely Induction In a statement issued last ceremonies. Principal Richard G. Leonard announced that Mary evening, Prospect Mayor George Schmelcke wilh a 9LOS3 average Is the Valedictorian. Left to right Please turn to Page 3 above are: Mr. Leonard; Orinda I.twls, salulalorian wilh a 53.590 average for four years; Miss Scnmekke; »nd Class Essayist, Ronald Cormier who attained a 93.111 average. During the evening 26 seniors were inducted into the Honor Society. ( Edward New nun) NEW YORK (UPI) - A young man claiming to be Caroline Kennedy's boyfriend altempted lo enter her mother's Fifth Avenue apartment building early today and assaulted Secret Service agenls and a doorman who refused lo let him in, the Secret Service said. The man. identified as Roland John Christoni, 22, Wellingford, Conn.. was charged with assaulting a federal officer. He was scheduled to be arraigned in I' S Districl Court. Miss Kennedy, 19. is in England, but her brother. John 'Kennedy, and her mother. Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, were in the building, a Secret Service spokesman said. John, lhe youngest child of Ihe lale president John F. Kennedy, receives constant Secret Service protection until his 18th birthday. The spokesman said Christoni enlered lhe lobby of the building about 7:45 a.m., and lold Ihe doorman he was Miss Kennedy's boyfriend. He said Chrisloni lold lhe doorman Miss Kennedy was in danger, and lhat he wanted to take her out Please lurn to P.ij;<' " Weather WINDSOR LOCKS. Conn. I UPI I — Connecticut Slate Forecast: Mostly sunny loday with high temperatures 10 lo 75. Clear tonight. lo«s in the 40s and sunny Friday wilh highs in Ihe SOs. Chanceof rain 10 per cenl today and near zero tonighl and Friday. Northwesterly «inds 10 to 15 mph lootay. becoming gentle variable tonighl and southwesterly around 10 mph Fridav. Ilylimlol Recorder Temperature Midmjhl S3: 3 a.m. SO: 6 a.m. 16: 9 a.m. 5S; noon 66. Barometric Pressure Midnight a.H: 3 a.rn.29.S5: 6 a.m. 29.9: 9 a.m. 29.9. noon LAFF - A - DAY

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