Hartford Courant from Hartford, Connecticut on September 26, 1971 · 34
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Hartford Courant from Hartford, Connecticut · 34

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Sunday, September 26, 1971
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R4 THI HARTFORD COURANTj twin, Stptemfctf l!, Wf Florida's Disneyland To Open on Friday ORLANDO, Fla. (UPI)-Seconds after 10 a.m. next Friday the first paying customer will push through the turnstile at Walt Disney World, a $400 million monument to the man who believed the fantasies of children can also be fun for adults. Florida probably never will be the same again, at least in the pattern of its tourist trade, but no one is sure what to expect. : It has been almost a decade since the late Walt Disney and his associates began secretly buying 27,000 acres of scrubby marshland in central Florida and carving from it the largest recreatin project ever undertaken by free enterprise. A Business Boom . The economic impact of Walt Disney World may have become exaggerated to mythical proportions in hundreds of newspaper and magazine articles as its spiraling castles, futuristic hotels and ginger bread buildings began to rise over the pine and palm-dotted flatland. But local residents are nonetheless expecting a virtual blizzard of tourist dollars for those in the motel and restaurant business, monumeri' tal traffic jams, and a general business boom to help them forget the cutbacks in the space program at nearby Cape Kennedy. Disney officials pooh-pooh the Idea of an overnight bonanza, but still predict 10 million persons or about 30,000 a day will visit the attraction during Its first year of operation. "Frankly, we don't know what to expect on that first day," said a Disney spokesman. But, he added, "there will be a minimum of fanfare." In any event, Disney will have more than 200 uniformed security guards patrolling the Disneyland-like theme park and the resort hotels, golf courses and campground. The Florida Highway Patrol has ordered an additional 20 troopers into the area to take care of the traffic tie-ups on Interstate 4, the only four-lane artery leading to the attraction, 20 miles southwest of Orlando. VIP Tour Airlines and bus lines have scheduled extra runs and hotels and motels report heavy bookings. Opening day visitors will be treated on a first come, first-served basis. The first family through the gate will be given a VIP tour of the magic kingdom theme park by Dennie Dane, WDW's 20-year-old goodwill ambassador. But they won't get to see everything. October is the "shakedown" period while the 7,000 costumed employes per fect their roles. Disney has intentionally staggered the opening of many or the attractions leading up to a tele vised spectacular near the end of the month. The fantasy world hacked from the Florida wilderness will burst into full bloom Oct. 23-25, when NBC camera crews begin filming a 90-minute special to be aired Oct. 29. Package Tours General admission to the theme park will be $3.50 for adults, $2.10 for juniors (ages 12-17) and $1 for children 3 to 11. That will allow the visitor to roam the park and view the "free" shows and ride the transportation system without limit for one day. Disney also offers books of tickets and package tours at somewhat reduced rates. Other wise the various rides and attractions range in price from 10 cents to 90 cents. A seven-ticket book, expected to be the most popular, costs $4.75 for adults, $4.25 for juniors and $3.75 for children. I tit Z"1 "Ii.' f r,t r $& .1ii.lf IS 4 ?o6oi Fireman Undaunted by Flames State Youth Seeks Army Discharge FT. DIX, N.J. (AP) - An Army private has asked a court martial board of review to let him out of the Army on honorable terms because he says he can't kick a heroin habit while he remains at Ft. Dix. "The only people I know here are addicts," Pvt. Joseph Ba- rella of Torrington, Conn., said Friday in an appearance before the three-officer review panel. The 19-year-old Barella said he had become addicted while stationed in Thailand. He said he had stopped using heroin during a 30-day home leave but became re-addicted when he was assigned to Ft. Dix last spring. The soldier's attorney, Tim Coulter, asked Barella if there were any rehabilitation facilities at the post. "The only thing I know of is Dix House," Barella replied, "and some of my friends say the counselors there are still using drugs." The Army has moved to give Barella a dishonorable discharge, but he is fighting for an honorable discharge on grounds the Army has made no facilities available to help cure his addictioa The review board will determine whether Barella has to stay in the Army or whether his discharge will be honorable or dishonorable. This robot fireman, powered by tanklike tracks and radio control, was displayed Wednesday at the convention of the International Association of Fire Chiefs in St. Louis. It can be used to get up close to fires where men cannot go. Fire Chief Jimmy Johnson of Chicago said it can be loaded with firefighting chemicals or Mace for use in crowd control. A passing fireman hollered out to those watching the robot: "Does that damn thing have a union card?" (AP). Constant Harassment Worsens Plight of 2 Million Soviet Jews United Fund Division Heads Named 1 Edward B. Bates, president of Connecticut Mutual Life Insur ance Co., will be vice chairman of the 1971 United Appeal fund drive, It was announced Saturday by John S. Murtha, general chairman. Walter J. Connolly Jr., presi dent of Connecticut Bank and Trust Co., will head the section of the fund drive soliciting from corporations. The advance gift section will be headed by Tucker H. Warner of West Hartford, vice president of the Hartford National Corp. The fund drive, which sup ports more than 70 service agencies in 12 towns, Including the Red Cross, will open Oct. 4 with a goal of $3,776,676. Other top officials of the fund-raising c a m p a I g n are: Richard F. DiLorenzo of Hart ford National Bank and Trust Co.; Raymond S. Andrews Jr. of Robinson, Robinson and Cole; Dr. Richard C. Shaw of Con-ployes; A. Robert Palmer of IN THE INTEREST OF PUBLIC SAFETY To The Owners of All 1965 Chevrolats. Wo Will Inspect Your Car Frio of Charge at our Service Department. GR0DY CHEVROLET 21 ISHAM ROAD WEST HARTFORD By KEN CRUICKSHANK One of America's leading experts on the plight of Soviet Jews addressed the American Jewish Committee at the Jewish Community Center in West Hartford Thursday. In an interview before the address, Richard Maass, chairman of the American Jewish Conference on Soviet Jewry, said that more than two million Jews in Soviet Russia are being systematically deprived of their right to worship and are being harassed constantly. "There are only two or three official rabbis in all of Russia," Maass said, "and the Soviet government will not permit the training of any more. The youngest of the official rabbis is 70 years old." He said these rabbis are expected to serve between two million and three million Soviet Jews. 'The Soviets say they consider the Jews a national group, not a religious group," he said, "yet the government denies them any of the rights and privileges enjoyed by other national groups such as the Uzbeks or Tartars." Some 200,000 "Volga Ger mans" living in Russia have their own German language schools, their own periodicals and newspapers written in German and their own theater for ethnic dance groups and folk festivals, he pointed out, while more than two million Jews are denied these amenities. Soviet Jews are also being subjected to increasing harass ment, Maass said, especiailyy when they attend a synagogue. "One of the most dangerous de- velopments came only two weeks ago," he said, "when a young Jewish man was arrested for 'hooliganism' that's the standard charge for any small offense just for waiting to go into a synagogue and refusing to move when police told him to leave." He said he believes the police are trying to prevent a repeti tion of last year's ' Simchas Gorah" holiday festivities when 15,000 to 20,000 Jews cross po lice barriers to peacefully per form their traditional dances and songs outside of the syn- ogogue. This year's holiday is on Oct. 12, he said. ; "Some of the anti-Semitic propaganda being turned out in the more virulent periodicals in Rusia is as bad as they put out in Germany in Hitler's day," Maass said, but added that "I just don't see any chance" of a violent physical pogrom against Jews. Maass believes many Russian Jews would like to emigrate but are afraid to ask for permits because they would lose their jobs as soon as they apply. "Some mange to get permits within months," he said, "but some have been waiting 15 years. That's the brutal part of it-the uncertainty." Conditions, however, can be improved, he said, if continuing pressure is applied to the Soviet government. "The U.S.S.R. is extremely sensitive to outside criticism, Masss said, "especially from neutral countries and from Communist or Social ist parties outside the immedi' ate Soviet sphere." The French and Italian Communist parties both criticized Russia's harass ment of Jews, he said, much to the embarrassment of the Soviet government. "I am in favor of a better relationship with Russia," he said, "but I believe tourists should be briefed on the situation and should ask embarrassing ques tions. It keeps the issue alive and I have been told by Soviet Jews that they will continue to fight as long as they believe someone Is listening." He emphasized that Soviet Jews are not, on the whole, critical of the Soviet system. "They are very careful not to be anti-Socialist," he said, "and they are not trying to be a separate people within Russia. Most of them are indistinguishable from the average Russian." The opportunities for Jews are few, though, he said, and they are being phased out of the higher levels of many occupa tions, especially politically sea sitive areas such as the army. "They are not trying to re form the Soviet system," Maass said. "They Just want to go somewhere where they can live as Jews. There has been a resurgence of national feeling among Soviet Jewry since the bix-Day's War." Maass believes the militant Jewish Defense League "has done great harm to the cause of Soviet Jews. The League wants to isolate Russia as punish ment," he said, "and would thereby isolate two million Jews. That sort of policy could lead to World War III." Steamships Atlantic passenger and mail ship movements: Arriving today: None. Sailing today: Atlantic Champagne, Southampton; SL-180, Rotterdam. Flooring Problem To prevent cracks in a wood floor from mirroring through to spoil appearance of resilient floor coverings, first Install smooth-surface Masonlte under layment. The floor will wear better and underlayment adds insulation, cutting heat losses and reducing noise to the area below. Proposals On Plowing Criticized A proposal to provide for one- man operation oi snowpiows this winter came under attack at the convention of the Con necticut State Employees Asso ciation Saturday at the Hartford Hilton. The employes claim an un published recommendation by consultants to the state Department of Transportation has been accepted and will elimi nate the second man on tne state's 890 snowpiows. The chief danger of one-man operation, the employes said, would be that the driver is with out a helper to watch for road side hazards the driver may be unable to see in a storm. The employes also said another proposal for snowplow opera tion is two overlapping shifts of 12 hour each. Now, the helper relieves the driver after four hours. The employes said the accident danger would be in creased with the longer shifts. Moreover, the snowplowmg mileage assigned to each truck would be increased to 16 miles from 10, under a third proposal, the employes said. They said the longer mileage and a contin ued reduction in the amount of salt used would result in roads that are not completely cleared. The employes said other prob lems that would arise with one-man operation of snowpiows are no aid for men who are Injured as they work alone in a blizzard, the difficulty of removing stalled and abandoned cars, and nectlcut Mutual Life Insurance Co.; Marvin S. Loewith of Connecticut General; William R. Peelle of Arrow-Hart Inc.; John L. Way II of Cushman Industries; D. Paul Lamont of Hartford National Bank and Peter L. Milliken of Connecticut Bank and Trust Co. Heading the various town divisions of the fund drive are: Arnold W. McClure and Vincent J. Carone, both of The Travelers Insurance Co., downtown Hartford; Mrs. Jonathan K. Standish, West Hartford and the central western section of Hart ford; Richard T. 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