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Hartford, Connecticut
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Friday, January 24, 1969
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THE HARTFORD COURANT: Friday, January 24, 19l 23 Groton Government Invites Agency To Submit Housing Program GROTON (Special) - The federal government has invited the Southeastern Connecticut Regional Planning Agency (SORPA) to submit an "innovative housing .program" proposal. If approved, the plan could make SCRPA eligible for a special grant of $30,000-550,000 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). SCRPA Chairman Frank Leigner Jr., of Groton said HUD's invitation to submit an innovative housing plan for this region is part of a government program to "define and demonstrate new and expanded roles for planning agencies in assisting with the solution of their jurisdiction's housing problems. Headquartered in Norwich! SCRPA suggests development programs for 16 towns and cities in New London County. The planning agency, said Leigner, is investigating the possibility of obtaining supple-, mentary funds for the innovative housing program from the State Department of Community Affairs. The HUD grant of $30,000-550,000 would represent two- thirds of the program planning costs. The Department of Community Affairs might pick up the other third. The housing plan would take about 12 monlhs io complete, according to HUD guidelines provided SCRPA. The project should try to solve a particular housing problem in the region rather than taking a general approach. Leigner said the HUD invita- Authority To Explain Water Region Plan GROTON (Special) The Southeastern Connecticut Water Authority Wednesday night will explain to town and city officials its plans to develop a sva-ter network for this region and a bill that would increase its power. The briefing session is set for 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Town Hall. Democratic Councilman Joseph Lewis will represent his council legislative committee at the meeting. The entire nine-member town council has been invited, along with city representatives. The city's Utility Department is also expected to send envoys. Of special interest to the city, which has a highly efficient water service of its own, will be explanation from authority officials about a legislative bill that would give the authority eminent domain powers in the taking of southeastern Connecticut watersheds. Studying the measure jn Hart ford is a General Assembly committee on water resources. State Sen. William B. Stanley of Norwich heads the study committee. He and other southeast ern Connecticut citizens are critical of the authority which was created by the 1567 legisla ture. The prime objection voiced by authority opponents is that men- Iv naid authority officials have impressive expansion pians but no key assets; namely water. This the authority intends to ob-tain by statute force in the proposed acquisition of water resources purchased and devel-oped over the years by municipalities like Groton, New London and Norwich. Authority supporters claim a regional attack on southeastern Connecticut's water problems is the only solution. Stowlngtoit Enthusiasm Grows For Water Svstem STONINGTON (Special) -j Mystic Valley services 2,646 Stonineton Doints toward a Feb.! local customers. The company is 6 Public Utilities Commission 'owned by the Greenwich Water hearing in Hartford with grow-'System Inc. of Connecticut, a tion comes at an appropriate time. SCRPA completed a gen eral housing study for the region in 1968 and suggested a number of corrective actions to relieve community problems. SCRPA's agency program committee has the HUD invita tion under study. Committee Chairman Anthony Carboni of Franklin will discuss a response to the invitation at a Thursday meeting. If SCRPA accepts the task of outlining an Innovative housing plan, agency officials must coordinate their proposal with local housing renovation and neighborhood rehabilitation pro grams Uirouenout, tne coumy. Low income groups in Groton and New London, or instance, have formed cooperatives within the last few months and are studying new or renovated nous-tne possibilities that might be fi nanced with federal and state money. In addition, New London officials cooperating with neighbor-; hood leaders are currently pre paring a "model cities" application for HUD that could release $91,000 for planning and eventu ally as much as $30 million for specific projects in a 453-acre downtown area. Clerical position full time in our Groton Circulation Dept. day week, including Saturday. Paid vacations, Blue Cross, CMi, major , medical. Apply Thomas Berube, M a n a gcr, Hartford Courant office, 118 Po- quonnock Rd., Groton. 445-8121 Advt. ing enthusiasm tor a lown-owned wafer system. The hearing will consider a request by the privately owned Mystic Valley Water Co. to hike its current rate 62 per cent. First Selectman James Spell-1 man at a recent local hearing on the requested increase suggested the town might be better off operating its own water company. Spellman and fellow selectmen have written the PUC officially opposing the rate hike. Mvstic Water claims capital imnrovements. tax hikes and maintenance costs require more income and the rate increase. Bv contrast, the publicly owned Westerly Water Co. to the east which services the Pawcaluck section of Stonington and the Groton Utilities Co., servicing much of Mystic provide water to their customers at half the cost charged by Mystic Valley, wholly-owned subsidiary o f American Water Works inc. J. H. Long is the president o Mystic Valley. PUC Hearing The Feb. 6 PUC hearing promises to be a lively one, with Mystic Valley pleading its case on the basis of higher cost and the town arguing customer prices are already too high. Should the town make a seri ous bid to acquire Mystic Valley and run a public system, it is almost certain to encounter some difficulty from the newly functioning but water assetless Southeastern Connecticut Water Authority. The authority has slate back ing and seeks more power by 1969 legislative action to acquire water resources and develop a regional water system. Stonington could find the au thority a formidable competitor in any bid to buy out Mystic Valley, Coordinator Named At Seaport GROTON (Special) - Mystic Seaport has a new publications department with Helen Grey of Mason's Island named as publications coordinator. A member of the Society of American Travel Writers, Miss; Grey has worked in the film library of the Museum of Modern Art and for various nationally circulated publications as an editor. Most recently she was managing editor for "Modern Bride." She has also been agent and editor of several books including "Submarine, and "Run Silent, Run Deep," by Oapt, Edward L Beach, USN (Ret.). While at tached to the submarine base at Groton Oapt. Beach was a Mys tic resident. Seaport Director Waldo C. M. Johnston appointed Miss Grey1 to the new post and the creation, of the new department. East Ipme Additional Trooper Wanted for Town health calls at local schools, 232 Lt. Cmdr. Joseph E. Tondora of Groton, left, receives Navy Unit Commendation Ribbon which he earned during 16-month Vietnam tour as member of U.S. Naval Support Activity in Danang. Making the award is Wins Ribbon Capt. Albert E. Rose Jr., supervisor ot slup-building, conversion and repair where Tondora is assigned as assistant quality assurance officer. AT 11 CW JUUIlUUll Patron Ticket Plans Slated for Musical NEW LONDON (Special) - Advance sale for patron's tick ets to the March 29 performance of "Donnegan's Crusade" has been announced by the ticket committee. An orieinai musical comedy bv Charles Frink. the play will be staged March 28 and 29 at Mitchell College's Clarke Center by the Footlighters of New London County. Sponsor uf the event is tne college alumni association. Patrons will have reserved seats and their names listed in a program booklet. Alumni President Joel Lesser is coordinating the patron's ticket project. All seats, both nights ot the presentation, will oe re served. Reservations may be made by mail or telephone at the college alumni relations office. Capt. James A. Palmer, as- Enst Iladdam sistant superintendent of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, ad dressed the New London Kiivan-is Club Wednesday with a talk on the evolution of the Coast Guard's rescue aircraft. "The flvine lifeboat," said Capt. Palmer, was once considered an impossible dream. The flying branch of the service is now well known, he added, through years of rescue operations starting in 1915 when the Coast Guard originated. The service s aviation orancn stall ed at the same time. Clerical position full time in our Groton Circulation Dept., 5 day week, including Saturday. Paid vacations. Blue Cross, CMS, major medical. Apply Thomas Berube, Manager, Hart ford Courant office, 118 Poquon- inock Rd., Groton. 455-8121. 1 ' -Advt. Waterford Fire Units' Stand Remains Unclear WATERFORD (Special) I The mystery and uncertainty surrounding a recent position taken by the town s five volun teer fire companies continues w l,ilyard tstump officials and other tax payers. , The five companies have threatened io withdraw fire protection, but the cause of the threat is not entirely clear, i Chief John Metcalf of the Quaker Hill Co. told selectman about a month ago that fireman would submit recommendations 'verv soon." The companies have indicated they would act unfavorably if the town tailed to implement the recommendations. "I have received nothing to date," said First Selectman Albert L. Partridge. Wednesday night selectmen revealed the firemen may be dissatisfied with Waterford's method of appropriating funds for the fire departments. Little else is known about the matter, one selectmen said. Partridge noted that there are certain pertinent statutes guiding the town's expenditure methods for various agencies. Selectman Howard Brooks, explaining that none of (lie com- M h asked if it would be in order to ' The club, formed last August, appropriate fire company funds . ' .... m. fr rnmnnnrns which haven t nnw tins srnne z.i memoers. uie " Officers Elected by GOP Unit LKDYARD (Soecia!) The local Young Republican Club elected C. Anthony Edge presi dent for 1969 at a meeting Wednesday in Town Hal!. Other officers arc: Karl Sven- son, vice president; Daniel Joseph, secretary and Richard Hoagland, treasurer. Charles Kotecki and Wendell Darnold will serve with the officers on the club's executive board. During the regular business meeting after the election. members discussed the mem bership drive, social activities and ways and means projects. Advantages of G.I. home: loans include low or no down payments, lower interest rates and a longer mortgage period. G.l. loans may be paid off at; any time without penalty. next meeting is set for Feb. 12 at 8 p.jn. in Town Hall. Ski Trip Explorer Scout Post 45 will sponsor a ski trip to Pine Top today, 'ihe group will meet at 11:30 a.m. at St. David's Episcopal Church. Cost of the trip is estimated at $10. acrecd to provide service. No one could answer his question. What if one of the companies should come here now and ask for an additional appropriation? Can the request be legally approved?" Brooks asked the other selectmen. Again, there was no reply. . , The Effect of Experimenting on live Animals on the Hearts and Souls of Its Practitioners Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man sotveth, that shall he also reap. Gal, 6:7 Return to College' Plan To Be Offered to Men undergraduate s t u EAST LYME (Special) Will the 1969 General Assembly approve a second resident state frooner for East Lyme? First Selectman Granville Morris hopes so and has con-; veyed his wishes to Mate nep, John G. Tiffany. For several years local officials have urgedi the state to provide two rather. than one resident trooper here. East Lyme's resident trooper is John Anger, who doubles as executive police chief for the. town's constable force, The Robinson, Robinson & r.nle- Law firm of Ha-tford has forwarded East Lyme a $33,075' check as the balance due imm its industrial client WW ton Machine Co. of New London. Whiton has p u r c n a s e d 10. acres of local industrial property and will scon move its New Tnnrimi operations to East Lyme. The total purchase price is $36,575. Nursing Assn. The East Lyme Nursing A'.sn, ,rr m visits during 1968. Ninety of the visits were thera peutical. An associanwi icy"". made hours of duty by school health aides and 97 physical examina tions given by East Lyme medical examiner Dr. Harold W. Dcunnebier. The association also thanks' the fraternal and civic organizations who contributed food baskets and toys for distribution last Christmas to 13 local fami lies. Recreation The Parks and Recreation Commission has received appli cations from residents of Colorado, Virginia, West Virginia, and California seeking '.he job of East Lyme Recreation director, Other applicants have filed from Connecticut. Three of them have been interviewed. The commissior must now de-, cide whether to slick with an announced Feb. 1 deadline for1 choosing a new director. Proc essing the out-of-state appli cants would involve the extra cost of transportation for inter views . The out-of state candidatesl answered a commission adver- tisement in the National Parks I Sisterhood Unit To Hold Annual Donor Dinner EAST HADDAM (Special) The Sisterhood of Congregation Rodfe Zedek announced Thursday its annual donor dinner will be April 5 at Grand Lake Lodge in Lebanon. Husbands and friends of members may be invited this year. Information about reservations may be obtained from Mrs. Bessie Seidman or Mrs. Phyllis Pivnick. Mrs. Edwin Des Bosiers, president of the Women's Republican Club, announced Mrs. David Neumann has been named chairman of the commit tee to plan the country sale in July. The ambulance corps drivers meeting scheduled for Sunday with Dr. Richard Sweet has been postponed until Feb. 2 at Middlesex Memorial Hospital. The Republican Town Committee meets Monday at 8 p.m at Moodus Library. The annual meeting of the Hadlyme North School Society is Monday at 7:30 p.m. in the schooihouse. Opportunity lor Hartdam or East Haddam man. Part time, early morning delivery route, Good for 2nd shift worker. Contact R. Kyle, Hartford Courant, Saybrook Office, 3U8-3495.-Advt. last December also notes 957 and Recreation Magazine. Heads 'T Drive David W. Bradiey, medical director of the Southern New England Telephone Co., has been appointed chairman of the Greater Hartford YMCA 1969 Membership Enrollment campaign. Vice-chairman is Wiilard H. Griffin, general agent for North west Mutual Life Insurance Co. Goal for this year's campaign is 2,130 members. twice weekly for 75 minutes during the late afternoon, an hour more compatible with the business schedules of employed men. RTC students will have the same guidance and counseling advantages as those provided Renistration for the spring se mester RTC prom-am will be cation forms should be directed to Mrs. Pond before that date. NEW LONDON (Special) j full-time rnnnnrfirMif ftoHeee's co-educa- dents. tional program announced ear- liar mis mourn ra UL,lu,,d confiuctPd at the colleee Feb 5. four-year male undergraduates. A "return to college pro gram for men wnose education's have been interrupted after high school by military or family responsibilities may now enroll in programs leading to a college degree. Started in 1966, the "return to college" program has previous ly been limited to women. Male applicants for the RTC program must be at least 2t years old. m most cases tney 'should have completed an equivalent of one or more years of college study at an accredited institution. Allowance will be made for comparable training gained through job experience. Program Director Mrs. Har tley L. Pond said all courses in the college curriculum are open to qualified students. She noted that some of tne Beginning and intermediate level courses meet Hickel Presented ; Block Cartoon WASHINGTON (AP) - Walter J. Hickel, lampooned Thursday by cartoonist Herb Block for his trouble in being confirmed as secretary of the interior, got the autographed original from Block for his oiiice wall. Block had drawn President Nixon clean-shaven, by the1 way carrying a banner emblazoned "Forward Together" at the head of a marching phalanx of already confirmed and; sworn-in Cabinet members. ' Bringing up the rear in Block's cartoon is Hickel, hop- ping on one foot as he tries desparately to catch the parade! and pull up his trousers at the same time. J Hickel, governor of Alaska.) had not yet been confirmed as- secretary the confirmation came later in the day when the cartoon appeared in the morning Washington Post. Special Bus from New Britain to NATIONAL MOTOR BOAT SHOW New York Coliseum January 25, 26, 25 and February 1 Adults S7.75 Children St.X5 Price Includes Transportation and Admission For information & reservations pleme contact New Britain, Conn. 225.7831 Jn connection with our dedicated and uncompromising crusade to save animals from the cruelties of vivisection, we have continuously called attention to the hardening effect on tlie souls of those implicated in the practice. The revelations of the atrocities that arc committed in the vivisection laboratories of medical schools, hospitals and certain federal research establishments, cannot he questioned as they are unabashedly described by the men and women viviscctors in such medical publications as the American Journal of Physiology and the Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology, to name but two of many. Therein in revolting detail arc the accounts of how their hapless victims are mutilated, skinned, burned, beaten, starved, frozen, gassed, electrically shocked, and otherwise cruelly mistreated. Those implicated in this evil practice cannot perform such experiments without metaphorically but indelibly staining their hands in the blood of their victims, hardening their hearts to much that is pood and beautiful in life, debauching their minds and irrevocably impairing their indwelling vision of divinity in man. While all of tliis is self-evident, let ns nevertheless, by way of emphasis, call to mind a representative few of the statements of a number of those who through the years saw these spiritual ravages and loudly sounded tocsin. In Shakespeare's "Cymbeline'' the Queen explains to Cornelius that she wants poison to experiment on "such creatures as wc count not worth the hanging, but none human." The latter replies, "Your Highness shall from this practice, hut make hard your heart." In an interesting comment on this passage Dr. Samuel Johnson declared, liThe thought would probably have been more amplified bad our author lived to be shocked with such experiments as have been published in later times by a race of men who have practiced tortures without pity, and related them without shame, and are yet suffered to erect their heads among human beings.'1 A distinguished English churchman, the late Bishop Bag-shaw, declared, "It is impossible that even a hundredth part of the atrocious cruelties which vivisectors (by their own accounts of themselves) spend their days in, inflicting on helpless living creatures can be practiced without turning a man into something like a cruel devil." And one of our own Honorary Vice Presidents, John Chandler White, Episcopal Bishop of Springfield, Illinois but recently called from, among us matched this utterance by denning tlie evil practice as "damnable in its effect on human' character." iMarrowing onr thesis to the demoralization of medical students, the late Dr. Henry J. Bigelow, professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School and a member of the staff of the Massachusetts General Hospital, and world famous in his profession, had this to say, "Watch the students at a vivisection, it is the blood and suffering, not the science, that rivets their breathless attention. If hospital service makes- young students less tender of suffering, vivisection deadens their humanity and begets indifference to it." And now for some time vivisection propaganda has been infiltrating our public, parochial and private schools indeed the evil practice has begun and, in. fact, js increasing to an ominous degree. Certainly we are making an early start in implanting the fertile seeds of cruelly in the hearts of impressionable youth. When they attain adult life the social consequences are certain to be tragic. Yet the fact remains that so many educators and parents, and so large a part of the general public as well, remain culpably indifferent to tliis alarming situation. I The foregoing article is re-produced from Reverence For Life Magazine, published by ihe New England Anti-Vivisection Socievy. If was written by Hon, George R. Farnum, of Bostcn, the Society's President and former Assistant Attorney General of the United States. It is offered to readers of this newspaper as a few thoughts for serious considerflvion. The Society appeals for recruits to help spread its Gospel of Compassion for all of God's creatures AND NOT FOR CONTRIBUTIONS. Associate Membership $1.00 and Active Membership, $5.00 both including free subscription to ow humane Magazine Reverence for Life. 5cnf for free literature New England Anti-Vivisection Society 9 Park Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02 1 03

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