Democrat and Chronicle from Rochester, New York on March 25, 1956 · Page 21
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Democrat and Chronicle from Rochester, New York · Page 21

Rochester, New York
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Sunday, March 25, 1956
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Democrats Pick Mostyn To Oppose Ostertag William H. Mostyn, active In union and fraternal circles, is the Democratic choice to oppose Rep. Harold G. Ostertag of Attica for the 39th Congressional District seat mis iau. Democrats apparently are making full scale overtures to the ranks of organized labor in the fall ramnaiiin Mostyn's s e - lection as a candidate follows that of PaulH. Andrews, presi dent of Roch- esier' rroa-ucts Local of the United Auto Workers. ' Andrews will run for the 4th Assembly District seat now WILLIAM H. MOSTYN held by Thomas F. Riley. Candidacy of the two labor ' men has not yet been announced by party headquarters, but top Democratic sources yesterday confirmed they will be on the ticket which County Chairman William N. Posner will announce officially Tuesday night ' President of Union Mostyn is president and business representative of Local 113, Metal Polishers, Buffers and Platers Union (AFL). He has been active in organized labor circles for more than 35 years and is also a member of the union's international executive board. He also is secretary manager and former president of Rochester Aerie, Fraternal Order of Eagles, and a past national president of the fraternal group. He is president of the board of the Day Care Center, a member of the President's Committee for the Physically Handicapped and president of the Irondequoit Bay Council. Australian-born, the 66-year-old Mostyn came here as a young man and attended Mechanics Institute, now Rochester Institute of Technology, and D arrow School of Business. He served in the Army in World War I. He was a Democratic candidate for councilman in 1941. His opponent, Ostertag, first was elected to Congress in 1950 and was re-elected by crushing pluralities in 1952 and 1954. He represents Rochester wards and county towns west of the Genesee River and Genesee, Orlrans and Wyoming Counties. Campaign Kickoff Tuesday Posner's announcement of his slate Tuesday will kick off the local election campaign. By act ing Tuesday, the county chairman will steal a 24-hour march on the insurgent Monroe County Demo cratic Political Committee headed by Roy F. .Bush. The Bush faction has promised to announce, a countywide ticket of candidates for political and party office Wednesday night It will be headed by Joseph S. Rippey, the faction's candidate for county chairman. The Republican, ticket studded with incumbent office holders, prob ably won't be unveiled until April Bush, who held the county leadership for XiVi years until he was topped by a Reform Democrat "oust Bush" campaign in 1954, is expected to be back on the ballot again in the June 5 Democratic party primary election. Bush reportedly will run for Democratic state committeeman in the 3rd Assembly District post he held until his 1954 defeat That year, Robert B. Corns, an organizer of the reform movement, defeated Bush for the committeeman seat by a 178-vote margin. Corris subsequent ly broke with the reform movement and moved his legal residence to Livingston County. His depar ture left a vacancy on the Democratic state committee which will be filled in the primary. 3 Groups to Study Center for Alcoholics The movement to take chronic police-case alcoholics out of local jails and place them in treatment centers is picking up momentum, it was learned yesterday. subcommittees, ... . h- I r 1 . - ft I sf:. x i f - tarn is; ( - vr.V' nitttin-l ' P x A' i "MAGIC" FILE Dr. G. Harold Warnock, deputy city health officer, and Mrs. Jean Clancy, an assistant, check card file in his office at Rochester Health Bureau 2,000 Youngsters Helped holding names of 2,000 children with physical handicaps. Parents of the children are given state and county aid in meeting medical expenses for treatment. Mecfca rMagc Beats Handicaps Three subcommittees, com- ' rosed of medical, legal and so cial experts, have been formed to study ways of achieving the goal. , . The tub-groups were set up under a larger committee that was established last month as an . outgrowth p f an intensive ,soc clological study of inmates at the Monroe County Penitentiary. In brief, the study, made by University of Rochester sociologists, urged that chronic alcoholics be removed from jails and placed in treatment centers, just as the mentally ill were taken out of jails in the, Ust century. To Get National Attention. , National attention will focus on the study next week. Dr. C. Wayne Gordon, UR assistant professor of sociology who directed the study, has been asked to give a report on the work at the opening session on Thursday of a three-day meeting sponsored by the National Committee on Alcoholism. The conference will be held in New York City. When a report on the study was made here last fall, it was hailed by public officials and civic leaders, and many viewed it as signaling the start of a Rochester-led movement to pioneer changes in the existing sys tem. Early last month, an 18-mem- ber committee, neadea oy roner Van Zandt chief probation officer of the Monroe County Probation Department, was estab lished under the Health Assn. of Rochester and Monroe Coun ty, which sponsored the UR study. , Subcommittees, Chairmen The committee, which includes judges, physicians and civic lead ers, has been ouiciaiiy designated the Chronic Police Case Alcoholic Research Recommendations Study. Committee. The new subcommittees, their purpose, and chairmen are: 1. Legal. City Court Judge Leo T. Minton is chairman. This group will study present laws, and explore legislation that would be needed. 2. Medical. Dr. A. Marc Mas- saro, assistant medical director of the Monroe County Infirmary, is chairman. This subcommittee will work to design treatment procedures. 3. Penitentiary. Chairman is the- Rev. Thomas B. Richards. director of the men's Service Center of Rochester, who helped acquire data for the UR sociological study. This group will classify types of chronic police case alcoholics at the penitentiary with a view to determining which types could be aided by treat ment and rehabilitation. Meetings Scheduled All the groups are working in conjunction with the Health Association's Alcoholism Committee, of which Dr. John L. Norris is chairman. Several meetings are planned in the coming weeks. in addition to Dr. Gordon, sev eral other persons instrumental in the local movement will at tend the meeting in New York City next week. They include the Rev. Mr. Richards: Dr. Clarence Pearson, a member of the medi cal subcommittee: William J Guillod of the Rochester Police Bureau, who is assigned to work with alcoholic , police cases; Denez Goulyas, director of the Health Association's alcoholism program, and Dr.. Christopher rarnau jr., director of Roches ter General Hospital, who will represent local hospital adminis trators. In a letter to the' Health sociation, William J. Plunkert of iw York City, assistant director of the National Committee on Alcoholism, said in part, "We consider (the UR study) most important." By JACK VAN BUREN Democrat and Chronicle Science Writer There's a two-way file at the Rochester Health Bureau that smacks of magic. The file is the nerve center of a vast little-known program that combines the "miracles" of mod ern medicine with humanitarian-ism and hard logic. Included in the file are the names of more than 2,000 local youngsters who share some form of physical handicap stemming from accident, disease or birth.. Thumbing through the file you occasionally hit a card reading "Case Closed." These words,, it seems, add a touch of magic to a case where a severely-clogged heart valve is repaired. ,The file is located in the office of Dr. G. Harold Warnock, deputy city health officer, .wh'o pioneered in setting up the pro gram at the Health Bureau six years ago, and has supervised it ever since. " $100,000 Spent on Program Last year upwards of $100,000 was spent on the program, which is financed jointly by the state and the county. Since the pro gram has been in operation. 700 children have been restored to normal or near normal. Dr. Warnock. distinctly croud of the program, said. "It is ob jective, we can see the results, and the happiness and well-being brought not -only to the children but to the parents as well" But aside from the humaritar- ian concept, the program also contains a lot of "horse sense," Dr. Warnock said. He explained it seeks to make taxpayers out of potential dependents. "Looking at it. this way, the state and county will get back tenfold what they have put into the program," he added. The project is geared to help parents of all incomes, but pri marily "white collar" employes, who otherwise would not be able to pay the high costs of medical rehabilitation without endanger ing their standard of living. Children and young adults up to 21 years of age are eligible. The yardstick for eligibility is whether the handicap can be corrected or alleviated through medical, surgical or dental treatment. Case of Tommy J., 5 Here's a typical case: Tommy J., 5, has a strabismus one eye out of balance. His father, an accountant earning an average salary, would be unable to finance necessary medical treatment without imposing a hardship on the rest of the fam ily. The family's physician refers the child to an eye physician, who examines the boy, writes a prescription for surgery and pii.ii.i.i, j.mnMnumwiMM i . fwwwff)i;.t ysy !F""""""1 I v - . II . II X .:. xt.WA m I f H I I f- , j 1 1 ii . Firemen Support Bid to Increase Sales Tax 1 P.C. . Adoption of a resolution by the Rochester Fire Fighters Assn. Local 1071 asking for a t , 1 per cent increase in the county ! sales tax was announced yesterday bv Ted F. Freed, president. Freed said the local, an ami-iate of the International Assn. 'of Fire Fighters (AFL-CIO) represents about 380 city firemen. The resolution passed Wednes day reads: "After deliberate study of. the report of the citizens committee headed by Mr. Gray (James W. Gray), Local 1071 goes on record as agreeing, with, and supporting tne proposed one per cent increase in sales tax in order to provide an adequate pay raise by July 1, 1 ARC The five-member citizens com- FJ mittee headed by Gray,, vice president of the Rochester Savings Bank, was appointed by City Manager Robert P. Aex to seek new sources of revenue to finance the proposed pay raises for city and school employes.! The committee recommended1 the sales tax increase. I Freed said a copy of the reso-. lution will be sent to the city manager and copies possibly will go to the city councilmen., The proposal to boost the sales tax was the subject of a telegram the local sent last night to Daniel Gutman, counsel of Governor Harriman, in Albany. It called the proposal an attempt to alleviate "an aggravated condition of underpaid employes in Rocn-ester and Monroe County." The telegram also'said "it is imperative that conditions change or else tne smootn operation of county and city bu reaus" will be aHversely affected. A bill that would enable the Monroe County Board of Supervisors to increase the tax rate has been passed by the State Legislature but Mayor Peter Barry has said Gov. Harriman "has doubts" about signing the bill. For the last two years, Local 1071 has sought a $5,000 a year top salary for line firemen. The present maximum is $4,200. ROCHESTER DEMOCRAT AND CHRONICLE Sunday, March 25, 1.955 All Roads Lead To 3B 0 George Lill's (King of the Ham Sandwich!) Bushnell's Basin Inn . . The Family Spot of Monroe Courtly! Friday Specials: Fish Fry Fried Scallops Fried Oysters Fried Shrimp OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK SERVING FINE FOOD J umbo Shrimp Cocktails And Lobtter Tails At All Times Outbid FaciUlirt For Pienici & Clambake Reterrt A'ow I ....... 4 QMarsh Road, Pithford. N. Y. Phon Pitti. 465 Q Club Del Rio License Suspended for Week Suspension of the liquor license of Club Del Rio, 212-216 Colvin St.. for the week ending April 2 was announced yesterday by the! Ffl . i . . . i : .. T L . . r- I days of a 10-day suspension were remitted because of a "no con test" plea on the charge of selling and delivering alcoholic bever ages .to a minor. The club is owned by Anthony Silvarole and jCesarino Murano. "LUCKY"! STEPS Handicapped child, Robert Gardner, who was treated under $100,000 program, gets some assistance from Miss Maude Shone, program therapist, in . taking new steps confident ones on road to recovery. Wartiock Jobless Man Held On Pistol Charge A family argument early last night resulted in the arrest of an unemployed laborer oh the felony charge of unlawful posses-lion of a f irearnr. Patrolman Gaylon Louth arrested Abraham Nelson, 44, of a 8 Nassau St. after an argument Nelson had with his brother-in-law, Delacy Powell of 459 Orm-ond St. Powell told Louth that Nelson, during their argument in Nelson's home, produced a .25 caliber automatic pistol and threatened to shoot him. Powell disarmed Nelson, however, and forced him to go with him to the Police Substation at 151 Joseph Ave, according to Louth. The gun was unloaded, he added. WOMAN DENIES CAR THEFT Pleading innocent to a second degree grand larceny charge before Judge Thomas P. Culhane in City Court yesterday, Mary Williams, 23, of . 11 Rhine St., yaw her case adjourned until tomorrow. She ii charged with the theft of an auto which was parked in front of 300 Main St W. Friday afternoon. Police identified the owner as Arbdu Al Hark of 231 Baden St Town Challenges - Water Sale Ban An attorney for two Bloom- field water districts yesterday challenged a State Water Power and Control Commission's ruling wnicn said Rochester did not have to sell water to the two districts. Thomas F. Schnurr has started a "show cause" action in Su preme Court in Albany to reverse the commisison ruling. ine west Bloomfield and North Bloomfield districts in Ontario County sought to take up to 60,000 gallons daily from the city's conduits from Hemolck Lake. The commission last December agreed there is no sur plus of city water available outside Monroe County. Jean McKelvey to Air Collective Bargaining "The Myth of Free Collective Bargaining" will be the topic of:torneys after care. Papers are then submitted to Dr. Warnock. If he approves the plan of treatment, he sets the fee and total costs and refers the petition to, Monroe County Children's Court. If the judge accepts the case, he determines how much financial assistance will be allowed. Copies of the papers are then sent to the State Health Depart ment and the county manager s office. Upon their acceptance, Dr. Warnock may issue an order which can be used for payment to physician and hospital The family's medical insurtnee would be used to the fullest Dr. Warnock said the community's entire medical resources cooperate in the program. In! some cases, which demand extremely specialized treatment not available here, youngsters are sent to medical centers in other cities. Handicapped cases are picked up and added to the file by examination of birth certificates! and school records. Public health nurses, private physicians, clinics i and ' hospitals also are sources for case finding, Dr, said. . Last 666 new cases were added to the file, and 367 cases were closed after successful treatment. Five years ago only 65 cases were removed. 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Ntghts Other Ives, by Appointment WHEN TOUSt WAHTS AK MUSICAL COME T CT121:Mmn South AveJ Local Democrats Prepare For Dinner Feting Harriman High-level state Democrats, At noon, Prendergast will ad- will speak at rallies and other dress a meeting of the Junior meetings in two days of partisan I Chamber of Commerce. Prof. Jean McKelvey of the Cor nell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations at a meeting of Rochester Chapter, Americans for Democratic ActionJ political activity here climaxed by a $25-a-plate dinner for Gov. Harriman on Wednesday, April 4. Arthur B. Curran Jr., chair man of the dinner activities committee, said the fund-raising dinner will be preceded on April 3 with a rally for rank-and-file enrolled Democrats at which Michael H. Prendergast, state Democratic chairman, will speak. Also expected at the rally in Hotel Seneca at 8 p.m. are State Vice Chairman Mary Louise Nice and Katheryn V. Fitzgerald, deputy commerce commissioner. "While the Harriman dinner is for fund-raising," said County Democratic Chairman William N. Posner, "the rally is for the rank-and-file. They will be able to meet all the prominent state officials they desire to meet." On April 4, Democratic execu tive committeemen will meet the state chairman at a breakfast at the Seneca. All Democratic at- will be invited to a luncheon meeting at the Manger Rochester Hotel at which Harn-aian's counsel, Daniel Gutman, his secretary, Jonathan Bingham, and the executive assistant to his at 8 p.m. today in the Manger counsel, Milton D. Stewart, are iiocnesicr noiri. aiaicu w ico, At 3 p.m. Schenectady Mayor Samuel Stratton will lead a panel on municipal government problems. The panel, which will meet in . the Seneca, will consist of members of the Monroe County organization's Municapal Affairs Advisory Committee and party leaders. The $25-a-olate dinner, at which Harriman will speak will be in the Seneca.'Members of the Governor's cabinet will attend. Car Hits Parked Auto, Passenger Injured A man was iniured when the car in which he was riding skid ded and struck a parked car in Clinton Avenue North near Scrantom Street about 3:30 a.m. yesterday. Listed in good condition in Strong Memorial Hospital last night with severe face cuts, I Marvin Lord, 22, of 98 Sellinger g St., was a passenger in a car 8 Hixson St., according to police. Owner of the parked vehicle was Mary A. Baird of 14 Sheridan strt . v ... I f ' ' .puiinuii.i .1.11 s hrt' -if "ibh tel l '( ff ,m fwim fx FOR SERVICE LAWS OIL HEAT LANSIE'S SUPER OIL HEAT SERVICE PLAN INCLUDES: A thorough vacuum cleaning of your heating plant, aplus cleaning, oiling and scientific adjusting of burner to peak operating efficiency and Round-the-clock burner maintenance during the heating season by Langie's crew of expert mechanics shown above. 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